Less than a fortnight after students of the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology in Arunachal Pradesh agitated for appointment of a regular Director, their counterparts at Assam Women’s University (AWU) are on strike, demanding the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor and adequate teachers to run the university.The students are also against the State government’s reported move to downgrade the university to a technical institute. The only-for-women university is at Jorhat, 305 km east of Guwahati, and was started in September 2014. On Thursday, students’ unions, adhering to divergent political ideologies, joined the agitation launched by the AWU students more than a week ago. These unions include the All Assam Students’ Union, the Satra Mukti Sangram Samiti, the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and the All India Democratic Women’s Association. “We want Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to sit down with the students to sort out the issues,” SFI secretary Nirankush Nath said. AWU, whose goal is to “produce 21st century think tanks to effectively carry forward women-centric opportunities,” has 700 students in 15 departments, including health science, business management and tourism.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje approved on Wednesday a proposal to set up 55 courts under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in the state. Each district would have at least one such court to deal with cases of crime against children, especially rape and to ensure that accused are convicted at the earliest, Ms. Raje said in a statement. One such court is already operational in the state capital, the statement said. Total 660 new posts would be created and filled in these courts. The POCSO courts would be set up in Bikaner, Balotara, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Churu, Dausa, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jalore, Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Merta, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Swai Madhopur, Sikar, Sirohi, Jodhpur and Tonk, the statement said.
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Lewis Hamilton landed an early psychological blow ahead of Formula One’s title showdown on Friday by beating Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg in first practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.The Briton, 12 points behind the championship favourite going into the final race, lapped the Yas Marina circuit with a quickest time of one minute 42.869 seconds. He also had a spin that ended without consequence.Rosberg, who need only finish in the top three under the floodlights on Sunday to be sure of his first championship after being beaten in the last two years by Hamilton, was 0.374 slower and second on the timesheets. (Lewis Hamilton takes inspiration from Williams sisters)The Red Bulls of Dutch teenager Max Verstappen and Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who could play a major role in deciding the title outcome by getting between the Mercedes drivers, were close behind in third and fourth.Triple world champion Hamilton, who has to finish in the top three to even have a chance of becoming Britain’s first four-times champion, and Rosberg have each won nine races this season.A collision between the two in the day-to-night race, as happened in Spain in May, would instantly hand the championship to Rosberg although both have played down the chances of that scenario happening. (Lewis Hamilton on pole for Brazilian Grand Prix)”It’s going to be a weekend like any other where I’m going to go for the race win and do what it takes to get that,” Rosberg told reporters on Thursday.advertisementHe added that his driving would be “within the limits of what’s acceptable, of course.”Although the underdog, Hamilton has won the last three races and can count on strong support judging from the banners around the circuit.”Lewis can Merc it happen,” said one punning effort. (Lewis Hamilton wins Mexican Grand Prix to keep title bid alive)Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who won the first of his four championships with Red Bull against the odds in Abu Dhabi in 2010, was fifth fastest and Mexican Sergio Perez was sixth for Force India.Brazilian Felipe Massa, in his 250th and last race, was ninth fastest for Williams while Britain’s 2009 world champion Jenson Button was 20th for McLaren after being asked to return to the pits slowly during the session.Button did only 10 laps, compared to Hamilton’s 28, with mechanics still working on the car through the closing minutes.
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Former England captain Alastair Cook got a guard of honour from Virat Kohli’s Indian team in the fifth and final Test at The Oval on Friday.Cook is playing his final Test match for England after which he will retire from international cricket, a decision which he took earlier this week.England skipper Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat against India in the final Test of the five-match series.As Cook came out on the ground, he got a guard of honour from the visiting side, at the end of which he shook hands with captain Kohli in a touching gesture.India vs England 5th Test, Day 1 Updates | ScorecardFans have also come out in full support for Cook dressed in chef uniforms.Read – Cook cried while informing England teammates of retirementCook earlier revealed that he broke down while announcing his retirement to his teammates and it was only after a joke from Moeen Ali that the English dressing room went back to being normal.After spending more than a decade in international cricket, Cook announced his retirement on Monday saying “there is nothing left in the tank” but on Wednesday, he cleared the air that burn-out was not the reason for him saying goodbye to his playing career.Cook was a gentleman and a great ambassador for the game: Michael ClarkeCook also revealed that he had told Root about his plans of retiring ahead of the Southampton Test even though he informed the rest of his teammates after their 60-run win over India.advertisement Alastair Cook gets a guard of honour by the Indian cricket team (AP Photo)England have already won the five-match series against India after taking an unassailable 3-1 lead with their win at Southampton.Cook, who made his debut for England in 2006, will bow out as the sixth highest run-scorer in Test history. He has so far amassed 12254 runs in 160 Tests at an average of 44.88 with 32 hundreds and 56 half-centuries. He is the only active player in the 10,000-run club in the longest format.Also Read – Cook thanks Graham Gooch, Barmy Army after announcing retirementCook’s final Test at The Oval is his 159th consecutive game in the longest format, the longest such streak in all international cricket. He missed just one Test in his entire career (vs India in Mumbai, 2006) that too because of a stomach bug.Cook also led England for more than four years and was the country’s 79th captain in the longest format before handing over the reins to Joe Root in February last year.Thanks for all the memories: Vaughan, Laxman pay tribute to Alastair CookHe was England’s longest-serving Test captain having led in 59 matches. He is tied with Andrew Strauss with 24 wins, the second most for England behind Michael Vaughan, but also has the unfortunate record of losing the most Tests as England captain with 22.Interestingly, last year he had handed over the captaincy to Root after England’s 4-0 Test series loss against India in 2016 and now has decided to bid adieu to international after England avenged that defeat under his successor.What a reception! https://t.co/IroJonUcBW#ThankYouChef #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/DqsOjr5sQ2England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 7, 2018
Manchester United midfielder Fred could make his first appearance in over a month against Crystal Palace on Wednesday and needs to make the most of the opportunity, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.Fred became United’s fifth-most expensive signing when he joined the club in June but has struggled to adapt to the Premier League, making seven starts all season.Solskjaer hinted he could start the Brazil international for just the second time since taking charge of United in December after injuries to Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic left him short of cover in midfield.”[Fred needs to] play well when he gets the chance, keep training and keep working,” Solskjaer said. “We have had a midfield three of Herrera, [Paul] Pogba and Matic and they have played really well together.”I’m sure that Fred, when he gets the chance, he will grab the opportunity — maybe against Palace.”United dropped out of the top four after drawing 0-0 with Liverpool in their last league match and Solskjaer believes the race to secure Champions League football next season will go right down to the wire.The top four teams at the end of the season qualify for Europe’s elite club competition, with United currently fifth, a point and a place below Arsenal and two points above Chelsea, who host third-placed Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.”It’ll be exciting,” Solskjaer said. “There will be so many games that matter in the end, because I don’t think there’ll be many points in it between four, five and six.”advertisementAlso Watch:
U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made good on his threat to punish fellow Republican Steve King Monday by removing the 4th District Iowa Congressman from all House committees.McCarthy’s actions come in the wake of comments King made last week to the New York Times which quoted King as asking how the terms “white supremacy” and “white nationalism” became offensive.King responded to McCarthy’s action by releasing a statement saying McCarthy’s decision is a political decision that ignores the truth.King went on to say “the quote in the Times story has been completely mischaracterized”, and that he will “continue to point out the truth and work with all the vigor that he has to represent 4th District Iowans for at least the next two years.”State Senator Randy Feenstra of Hull, who will challenge King in a 2020 GOP primary, reacted to McCarthy’s action by saying “Sadly, today, the voters and conservative values of our district have lost their seat at the table because of Congressman King’s caustic behavior.”House Democrats may be next in taking action against King.Illinois Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush said Monday that he’ll introduce a censure resolution over the Iowa Republican’s remarks to The New York Times.Updated 10:12 pm 1/14/19———————————————————–A senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus is pushing formal punishment for Rep. Steve King over his comments about white supremacy.Illinois Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush said Monday that he’ll introduce a censure resolution over the Iowa Republican’s remarks to The New York Times.The paper quoted King as asking how the terms “white supremacy” and “white nationalism” became offensive.The censure resolution calls for Congress to send the message that it rejects “repugnant and racist behavior.”Rush also called on Republicans to strip King of his committee memberships.Republicans have denounced King’s remarks.House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said “action” will be taken to punish the lawmaker.King says he is an advocate for “Western civilization” but denies that he is a racist. He is serving his ninth term.
Liverpool 1 Everton 1: Late Rooney penalty secures unlikely derby draw Guy Atkinson Last updated 1 year ago 00:10 12/11/17 Getty Images Liverpool dominated against Everton but a late Wayne Rooney penalty secured a fortunate draw for Sam Allardyce’s side. Wayne Rooney scored a late penalty as Everton claimed an unlikely 1-1 draw against a dominant Liverpool at Anfield in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.Everton had offered next to no attacking threat in a game they were second best in for large periods but Rooney slammed home from the spot with 14 minutes left after Dejan Lovren had bundled Dominic Calvert-Lewin over in the box, a decision furiously protested by the Liverpool defender.Mohamed Salah had earlier given Jurgen Klopp’s side a deserved lead to continue his sensational season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The winger curled home a wonderful effort from 15 yards in the 42nd minute to take him above Harry Kane as the Premier League’s outright top scorer this season.The goal was no more than Liverpool deserved in a completely one-sided first half in which Jordan Henderson completed more passes than then entire Everton side combined.But Salah missed a golden opportunity to put the game to bed with a back-post header shortly after the break and the Toffees took full advantage of that reprieve to maintain Sam Allardyce’s unbeaten start to life at the club. Klopp made the surprise decision to name Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho on the substitutes’ bench, but the Brazilian duo’s absence was hardly felt in the early stages with Sadio Mane, James Milner and Salah all seeing shots deflected or blocked by a stretched Everton backline.Allardyce’s side soon found their defensive shape, however, and largely reduced the Reds to efforts from distance as the first half wore on.Salah had been well shackled by Cuco Martina in a strangely subdued appearance, but he spectacularly got the better of the Toffees left-back as the interval approached.The Egypt international showed superb strength to shrug off Martina before waltzing past the challenge of Idrissa Gueye and curling in a wonderful strike into Jordan Pickford’s top right-hand corner for his 13th league goal of the season. Is that your favourite Mo Salah strike for the Reds so far? pic.twitter.com/Pj1Cne1ks9 — Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 10, 2017 Klopp’s side should then have had a second in first-half injury time, but Mane dragged his shot wide when a pass across goal would have presented any one of three of his team-mates with a simple tap-in.Allardyce hauled off Tom Davies and Oumar Niasse for Morgan Schneiderlin and Aaron Lennon at the break as Everton attempted to claw their way back into game.Normal service was resumed just a few minutes later, though, as Salah met Milner’s teasing cross at the back post, only to head agonisingly wide of Pickford’s far post. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s whipped cross midway through the half was just inches away from being converted by Mane as Liverpool continued to look like the only side capable of scoring.But Liverpool were made to pay for their profligacy when Lovren inexplicably pushed Calvert-Lewin over in the area, with referee Craig Pawson pointing to the spot despite the Croatia international’s complaints.And Rooney thrashed the resulting spot-kick past Simon Mignolet for his fifth goal in his last six Premier League starts against the Reds.Coutinho and Firmino both came on in the second period, but neither were able to find a winner as Everton held on for a point that scarcely looked likely until Lovren’s moment of madness, while Liverpool missed the chance to go above third-placed Chelsea, despite their unbeaten derby run reaching 15 games.15 – Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 15 games in all comps vs Everton – equalling their longest-ever such run against their Merseyside rivals (set between March 1972 and April 1978). Streak. pic.twitter.com/2CHlx0TcpV— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 10, 2017Key Opta Stats:- Everton have lost just one of their last six Premier League games (W3 D2), after losing six of the eight before that (W1 D1).- The Toffees posted a 21 per cent possession figure in the game, their lowest-ever in a Premier League since 2003/04 (when Opta started recording possession).- Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 23 goals for Liverpool in all competitions this season (in 24 games), two more than any other player in the Premier League.- Salah has scored 19 goals in 24 appearances for Liverpool this season (all competitions), as many as he netted for Roma last term in 41 games- Wayne Rooney has been directly involved in five goals in his last three Premier League games (4 goals, one assist), one more than he managed in his previous 11 with Everton this season.- Danny Ings appeared in the Premier League for the first time since May 15, 2016 for Liverpool against West Brom 574 days ago. read more
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Share via Email Since you’re here… England’s Sam Curran set for high price at IPL cricket auction With Surrey’s title-winning director of cricket, Alec Stewart, not applying for the role and Leicestershire’s chief executive, Wasim Khan, recruited by Pakistan in recent weeks, Giles became the obvious candidate given a wealth of relevant experience both at county level and as a former England selector.The latter coincided with the back end of his first spell in charge of Warwickshire – a five-year tenure that brought with it the 2012 County Championship title. He then stepped up as England’s one-day coach for an 18-month period in which the team reached the 2013 Champions Trophy final, before returning to county cricket at Lancashire where further domestic success followed.Securing promotion and the T20 Blast title for the Red Rose in 2015 – his first season in charge – he returned to Warwickshire two years later when, amid a desire to return to the Midlands for family reasons, the club bought him out of his contract at Old Trafford.He will doubtless leave Edgbaston for the second time with a heavy heart and a sense of unfinished business. An ageing side was relegated from Division One in 2017 before bouncing back at the first attempt, with Giles midway through an overhaul of the first-team squad at the club where he spent his entire 13-year playing career. Read more Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter news It marks a comeback of sorts for the 45-year-old, albeit in higher position, after he was stood down as one-day coach at the end of the torrid 2013-14 winter. That move was prompted chiefly by the 5-0 Ashes whitewash inflicted on the Test team and a desire by Paul Downton, Strauss’s predecessor, to unify the head coach position.Andy Flower, who was the Test team director at the time, has worked for the England and Wales Cricket Board ever since – most recently as a stand-in for Strauss while he took time out from the position – and it now remains to be seen whether a role remains for the Zimbabwean when Giles is appointed.The England role has been set up well by Strauss – not least when looking ahead to next summer’s World Cup and home Ashes campaign. Joe Root’s Test side has recently risen to No 2 in the world, while the No 1-ranked one-day team, led by Eoin Morgan, will head into the 50-over tournament as favourites following three trailblazing years.Giles will be required to appoint a new head coach in his first year in the the job, with Trevor Bayliss having already confirmed he will not be seeking a contract extension beyond the end of the 2019 home season. Paul Farbrace, his assistant, is also expected to step down at the same time.Giles will oversee the entire men’s pathway – from the Loughborough academy and the Lions through to the national teams – and despite the ECB securing a £1.1bn broadcast deal from 2020-23, he will need to manage a reduced budget as funds are directed towards the creation of the controversial new 100-ball tournament.As well as knowing the demands of international cricket from a career that brought 143 Test wickets from 54 caps between 1998 and 2006 – as well as 62 one-day international appearances – Giles has not rested on his reputation, having furthered his off-field experience by studying for a Masters in sports directorship at Manchester Met University. Cricket Reuse this content Topics Ashley Giles Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest England cricket team ECB Ashley Giles is set to be named the new director of England cricket. The former left-arm spinner is understood to have been offered the role and is now in the final stages of negotiations over terms.The appointment, which should be confirmed in the coming days, will bring to an end a two-month search for a successor to Andrew Strauss, who stepped down in October after three years in the role as his wife, Ruth, undergoes treatment for cancer.Giles, the sporting director at Warwickshire, has emerged from the second round of interviews this week as the preferred candidate and his tenure is now expected to begin when the Test side tours the Caribbean in January. Strauss, who will continue to work for the ECB on an ad hoc consultancy basis, was on the interview panel. Share on Facebook Warwickshire Share on LinkedIn
World Cup 2019: India confident of defending any total, feels Virat KohliOn the eve of India’s opening game of the 2019 World Cup against South Africa, captain Virat Kohli expressed his staunch belief in the capability of his team’s bowling attackadvertisement Ajay Tiwari SouthamptonJune 4, 2019UPDATED: June 4, 2019 21:22 IST Virat Kohli expressed his unflinching faith in his team’s bowling attack (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will play their opening match of the 2019 World Cup on June 5 against South AfricaIndian captain Virat Kohli said that they will have to respect the conditions while posting totalsKohli also reaffirmed his belief in Indian bowlers’ ability to defend any totalAfter 6 days of action at the World Cup 2019, India are finally going to make an entry with their opening game of the tournament when they take on South Africa in Southampton on June 5. While India will look to ride the momentum from their warm-up match win vs Bangladesh, the Proteas are under the pump, having lost both of their opening matches against England and Bangladesh.On the eve of the clash Indian captain, Virat Kohli dismissed the notion that teams need to score 350-400 to win matches while saying that it depends on whether ‘the pitch allows you to do that’. Kohli also went on to say that his bowlers are ‘capable of defending any total’.”If the pitch allows you to do that, then obviously you want that 20-30 runs advantage. But if it doesn’t I think we’ll have to respect the conditions also which will be a very very crucial factor. We can’t say, just because a few games have been high-scoring, that we need to go out and necessarily get 350.”If the pitch demands us to get a solid 260-270 or just get to 300, with our bowling attack, we know any score is defendable, with the kind of skill set that we have and that’s the kind of belief we have in our side. We don’t necessarily need to look at any other side. Based on the conditions, if you look at the last game, Pakistan got to 350 and England couldn’t chase it so it’s not like Pakistan couldn’t get 350. Any team is capable of scoring big but it only depends on the kind of wicket you’re playing at. I think that will be a thing that we need to assess quickly,” said Kohli.advertisementKohli also dismissed the idea of teams, especially England, posting a 500 total during the World Cup 2019.”I doubt we will see that (a 500 total) in the World Cup to be honest because as I said, the pressure is a big factor. But maybe in the future, who knows. You see crazy things happening in cricket. Who’d imagined 400+in a 50 over game ever so anything can happen and there will be a lot of surprises in the future I think,” signed off Kohli.Also Read | World Cup 2019: How Pakistan defied odds to shock overconfident EnglandAlso Read | Don’t need to answer Kagiso Rabada in a press conference: Virat Kohli on immature commentFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow World Cup 2019Follow India vs South Africa
zoom Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) on August 7 called on rival armed groups to avoid destroying the oil port of Zueitina. The Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) inked a deal in July this year to reopen the country’s three oil ports, Ras Lanuf, Zueitina, and Es Sidra, that PFG has been blockading.The Libyan National Army (LNA), a rival government which is opposed to GNA, has been threatening to destroy all tankers entering the port without its permission.Expressing its concern at reports of imminent conflict between the two sides, NOC addressed the LNA and PFG “to avoid further destruction to vital national infrastructure”.“We ask both sides to respect the facilities at Zueitina. They and the oil in storage there belong to the people of Libya, and can be used for the economic reconstruction of our country. A resumption of oil exports from Zueitina will benefit all Libyans. The PFG and the LNA have a responsibility in front of all the Libya people to preserve the infrastructure there. A battle in which they are destroyed is not one that should have been fought,” Mustafa Sanalla, NOC chairman, said.Sanalla also asked the confronted sides to withhold from actions threatening to the infrastructure, “including using the facilities as a physical shield”.Moreover, NOC chairman asked both sides to enable NOC safe passage to move the oil stored at the port to a safe location before any operations commence.Additionally, NOC is preparing port of Es Sider, which is able to export 340,000 barrels a day, for reopening.
VULCAN, Alta. — A woman in southern Alberta has been charged after she allegedly tried to mail a puppy and a kitten via Canada Post.Vulcan County Enforcement Services says last month a post office employee in the village of Milo, about 100 kilometres southeast of Calgary, discovered the animals crammed into a cardboard box.The box had appropriate postage, a destination address, and the animals themselves had stamps stuck to their heads.The next week, a similar box was dropped off at the mail outlet and staff found a puppy inside.The three critters were unharmed and were taken to the Calgary Humane Society.Jill Marshall, a 53-year-old Vulcan County resident, will be in Lethbridge provincial court July 30 charged with causing animals to be in distress under Alberta’s Animal Protection Act.Peace Officer Sgt. Rob Pintkowski said enforcement officers have had previous dealings with Marshall.The Canada Post website says live animals cannot be mailed unless the sender has entered a related agreement with Canada Post prior to mailing.Bees, day-old chicks and hatching eggs, parasites, leeches and some other small cold-blooded animals can be mailed under certain conditions. (CTV Lethbridge)The Canadian Press
In 2003, only 2 out of 10 children were registered at birth in the country, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Currently, half of all Timorese children under the age of five are still not being registered, which means that there is no permanent and official record of their existence. “I am confident, that with all of us working together, we will achieve our target of registering almost 200,000 children who are under the age of five who have not yet been registered within five days,” said Jun Kukita, UNICEF Representative in Timor-Leste.UNICEF notes that registration is an important step to ensuring that children can claim their rights. It provides children with proof of Timorese identity and ensures that they enrol in school at the right age.It will also help ensure that the Government can plan for basic social services such as schools and health services for every child. With the birth registration, children can also be protected from illegal adoption, child labour, trafficking, unlawful arrests and detention, the agency adds.“The Birth Registration Campaign signifies our Government’s commitment to make each child registered at birth,” said Acting Prime Minister Jose Luis Guterres during the launch of the week-long initiative on Monday. “This is one of way of ensuring the rights of every Timorese child.” 23 February 2011Timor-Leste is carrying out a United Nations-backed campaign this week targeting over 200,000 children under the age of five who have not been registered at birth – an important step to ensuring that a child has proof of identity and can enrol in school at the right age.
Warning that food is running out in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed to the Israeli authorities to allow consignments to reach the tens of thousands of people there who depend on outside assistance to survive. At the same time, WFP called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to take all necessary steps to ensure the security of WFP staff and other humanitarian aid workers inside the occupied Palestinian territory so they can work unimpeded. The agency said the extended closures of the Karni commercial crossing between Israel and Gaza have had a devastating effect on food availability in the Palestinian enclave. Stocks of wheat flour are already critically low and some fear there will soon be no basic commodities in Gaza. “Our food supplies have almost run out and the bakeries are also empty. People are now having to rely on their own stocks, which will last only a few days at best,” said William Hart, WFP Deputy Country Director in the area. “The situation is critical, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable, who are dependent on our food aid.”WFP provides food aid to some 430,000 people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including 160,000 in the Gaza Strip. Even before Hamas won parliamentary elections in January, WFP’s operations were 65 per cent under-funded. Since then, the Israeli blockade, combined with deteriorating security in the occupied Palestinian territory, have reduced food supplies to a trickle. Mr. Hart called on all sides to allow humanitarian operations to continue unimpeded. “This means lifting the blockade on aid convoys and commercial food deliveries, as well as ensuring safe conditions in the West Bank and Gaza for our international and national staff to work normally.” As a result of the blockade, flour mills have been unable to provide 8,000 metric tons of wheat contracted earlier by WFP. Wheat flour makes up 80 per cent of the basic diet in Gaza. Other commodities, including sugar, baby formula and dairy products, are also in short supply, causing food prices to soar more than 30 per cent since January. WFP has so far received only 37 per cent of the $81 million required for its two-year operation to provide food aid for non-refugee Palestinians up to 31 August 2007.
Mr. Saleh said that, 70 years after the birth of the UN, “it is undeniable that we continue to live in an unfair and unequal world, where conflicts and wars rage, extreme poverty persists in the midst of plenty, children die from easily preventable diseases and justice is routinely trampled.” “The United Nations Organization itself is a reflection of this unfair, unequal and undemocratic global order,” he continued. “In the UN, the overwhelming majority of member States are marginalized. This assembly of nations, which should be the most powerful organ, is bereft of real power and influence, with decision-making dominated by a few among the few.” He added that there is a need “to persist in our efforts to rebuild and revitalize the United Nations” and “strive and cooperate at the national, regional and global levels for sustainable and equitable development.” “Today, Eritrea is making remarkable progress in building a nation based on citizenship and an inclusive state and the respect of human dignity and rights. It is peaceful, stable, secure and harmonious.” He added that it was also “building a solid basis for sustainable development with social justice,” as well as fighting human trafficking and giving youth and women “adequate opportunities to pursue a high quality of life and build their nation.”
Like all mining companies active in Bolivia, concerned about talk of nationalizing the country’s mines, Apogee Minerals says it has consulted with its advisors and officers of COMIBOL, the Bolivian state mining agency, relating to the release of a new national Mining Policy, expected to be announced on October 31. Apogee says it “has received reassurances that the new Mining Policy to be issued on October 31 will have no effect on the security of private mining investment in the country. Apogee also understands that the government of Bolivia recognizes the benefit and necessity of foreign investment and the positive contribution to the economy that is generated by these investments. Additionally, in various press conferences this week, Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera stated that ‘foreign and local private investments, with actual investments, which generate employment, will not be touched’. Apogee understands that the fundamental elements of the draft proposal for a new Mining Code, previously issued by the Bolivian government, will remain intact (Apogee Press Release June 1, 2006).”Apogee President and CEO John Carlesso stated: “We expect to continue to have the ability to operate our producing silver-zinc mine and carry out our exploration activities at our high-grade silver projects in Bolivia. We are continuing with our objectives of producing a new Business Plan for La Solucion mine and generating a NI 43-101 compliant Resource Estimate at the Paca open-pit project by year-end.” Currently all of Apogee’s projects are located in the historic silver producing regions of central and southwest Bolivia. The 100%-owned La Solucion mine has a 14 year production history and hosts a 120 t/d day flotation mill. The Pulacayo-Paca project is a joint venture with Apex Silver Mines on the second-largest silver mine in the history of Bolivia with over 600 Moz of past production. The Buena Vista project is a high-grade gold-silver project with historic production dating back over 200 years.
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Rock Tech Lithium Inc reports that an NI 43-101 Technical Report completed by DMT GmbH has been filed on SEDAR. The Technical Report, a PEA, assesses the economic potential at Rock Tech’s flagship 100%-owned Georgia Lake lithium property in the Thunder Bay Mining District of northwest Ontario, Canada.The results of the PEA include a pre-tax NPV of $312 million at a discount rate of 8% and a pre-tax IRR of 62.2%. The PEA focused on only a portion of the Georgia Lake project centred around an area referred to as the Nama Creek Main Zone, excluding additional inferred resources the company has defined on other areas of the property as included in the updated resource estimate disclosed on June 27, 2018 and filed on SEDAR on August 10, 2018. In the PEA, DMT covered all relevant topics for the development of the mine and the production of spodumene concentrate, including project infrastructure, mine design and operations, recovery, processing and reclamation.“The completion of the PEA is a key milestone in the development of our Georgia Lake lithium property,” said Martin Stephan, CEO of Rock Tech. “We are pleased that the results confirm our optimism with respect to the project and confirm for our shareholders that their investments in advancing this project have been a success. Although the PEA focused only on a portion of our NI 43-101 resource estimate, it shows the real value of our company’s assets and proves the excellent profit potential with an expected annual EBITDA of C$64 million which is nearly double the current market capitalization.”Highlights from the PEA, with the base-case chemical grade spodumene concentrate of 6.2% lithium oxide (Li2O) price of $800/t for the first five years and $850/t for the next six years and an exchange rate of $1.30 US$/C$, are as follows:•Life of mine revenue is C$1,136 million•Annual EBITDA is C$64.2 million•Pre-production capital is C$65.3•Sustaining capital is C$62 million•Pre-tax NPV (8% discount rate) of C$312 million and an IRR of 62.2%•Positive cash flow is realized in Year 3 of the project•11-year mine life including open pit and underground operations for the Main Resource Zone•Total production of 1.1 Mt of chemical grade spodumene concentrate of 6.2% Li2O (96.000 t/y).
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