RCMP investigating death near Bezanson

first_imgRCMP Major Crimes North has taken carriage of the investigation.No further details will be released at this time. The investigation is ongoing and an update will be provided once new information becomes available. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP along with the RCMP Major Crimes North division are investigating a death near BezansonJust after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday RCMP and Emergency Services responded to a residence in a rural area near Bezanson.  Upon arrival, RCMP discovered the body of an adult female.The scene is secure and there is no concern for public safety at this time.last_img read more

Amid Controversy Over VAR FIFA Fines Morocco for World Cup Misconduct

Rabat – The world’s governing football body (FIFA) fined Morocco USD 65,650 for misconducts during Atlas Lions’ participation in the 2018 World Cup.FIFA warned Moroccan winger Nordin Amrabat for his “VAR is bull****” comment after Morocco’s last World Cup game on June 25.Amrabat to media strongly criticized FIFA and its video assistant referee through a clear message addressed to FIFA. FIFA has directed a warning to the President of Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa, for coming to Morocco’s staff area during the Morocco-Spain game..FIFA also charged Morocco ’s staffers citing they “forced their way into the pitch after the final whistle,” the Washington Post reported yesterday.Morocco’s fans also were addressed in FIFA”s warning issue for throwing items in the stadium.Morocco was not the only country to receive warnings and bills from FIFA. The football governing body also fined Mexico for “disturbances by fans” after Mexico lost its match against Sweden 3-0.FIFA, however, has not yet responded to Morocco’s letter sent on Friday, condemning the unfair refereeing in Morocco’s World Cup games.In his letter, FRMF president, Lekjaa, recalled the mistakes committed by Spanish and Portuguese footballers during the June 20 and June 25 World Cup games.The lack  of the use of  VARduring Morocco’s matches received backlash and condemnation  from international commentators, footballers, and referees read more

Senate panel puts full dividend in budget draft with caveat

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Senate’s budget-writing committee voted to include a full dividend payout from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund this year, with the caveat that the item remains subject to negotiation.The Senate Finance Committee also approved moving $12 billion from the Alaska Permanent Fund’s earnings to its principal. Fund earnings can be spent with a simple majority vote while the principal is constitutionally protected.The fund overall was valued at $64.5 billion at the end of March. That includes $18.4 billion in the earnings reserve.Fund earnings have long been used to pay residents annual dividend checks. But lawmakers last year also began using earnings to help pay for government, creating tension with the dividend.The Senate still must pass a final version of the budget and sort out differences with the House.Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press read more

WatchAuto tariffs would put Bank of Canada between a rock and a

Darren Brown for National Post One of the bank’s tools for smoothing an economic downturn is to lower interest rates. But if inflation balloons as a result of higher prices for automobiles and other big ticket items, the bank would have to consider moving in the opposite direction, Poloz said.“All of those ingredients make it very complicated for a central bank,” he said, suggesting that dealing with the outcomes would be more complicated than the aftermath of the oil price shock of 2014.Earlier Thursday, in a speech to the Atlantic Provinces Economics Council and Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce, Poloz said disruptive technologies are making it harder to determine whether, and how quickly, to raise interest rates.But Poloz said Canadians need not fear the new digital age and, in fact, he added they are already benefiting from it, and embracing it.“The technology is enabling growth everywhere, including in industries that have not traditionally been considered high tech,” Poloz said.While technology has made some jobs obsolete, digital disruption, overall, is producing a positive impact on the economy, he added.The bank governor pointed to the computer system design sector as a prime example, noting it has grown by seven per cent annually over the past five years and now accounts for nearly two per cent of Canada’s economic output.“To put this into context, the computer system design sector is already more important to the economy than the auto and aerospace sectors combined,” Poloz said.Canada also now has the world’s third-largest concentration of researchers in the field of artificial intelligence, he said, with foreign direct investment coming into the country increasingly skewed toward high tech.Digital disruption is a factor in deciding monetary policy, along with inflation and the ongoing concerns around global trade uncertainty, Poloz added.But new digital technologies, in particular, could be giving the economy more room to grow before inflation pressures emerge, he said.“Raising interest rates too quickly could choke off this economic growth unnecessarily,” the governor said, adding it makes monetary policy even more data-dependent.At the same time, uncertainty is no excuse for inaction in deciding whether to raise interest rates, Poloz said.“What it does mean is that we will move rates toward a more neutral level gradually, continuously updating our judgement on these key issues in real time,” he said.The Bank of Canada held its trend-setting interest rate at 1.5 per cent earlier this month but is widely expected to raise the rate at its next scheduled announcement on Oct. 24. OTTAWA — Introducing auto tariffs into the Canada-U.S. trading system would put the Bank of Canada “between a rock and a hard place” when it comes to adjusting interest rates, bank governor Stephen Poloz told a business audience in Moncton, N.B., Thursday.“(It’s) the worst place for a central bank to be,” Poloz said when asked his thoughts about how the outcome of the negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement could affect monetary policy.The bank governor said uncertainty over NAFTA has resulted in less business investment in Canada than there otherwise should be.“So you get NAFTA signed, then investment should pick up,” he said.Canada economy’s unexpected strength bolster bets of October rate hikeA NAFTA blowup could sink the loonie by 10 per cent, JPMorgan saysCanada’s inflation still well above target, boosting bets on rate hike next monthBut if the trade deal that currently includes Canada, Mexico and the United States were to disappear, the next question becomes what will replace it, Poloz said. He said losing NAFTA could lead to new, harmful tariffs, likely compounded by countermeasures.Poloz said while tariffs imposed in June on Canadian steel and aluminum imports into the United States — and counter tariffs imposed on U.S. goods coming into Canada — have already been built into the central bank’s economic forecasts, the bank can only speculate about what could come next.“Tariffs on cars is another thing,” he said, warning that such punitive measures could both spike inflation and slow the economy at the same time.Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz. read more

Top UN envoy meets with Somali leaders on political humanitarian situation

Yesterday, Mr. Fall chaired a meeting in which the mayor of Mogadishu and the Governor of the Somali region of Banadir briefed members of the international community on the political, humanitarian and security situation in their respective crisis-riven localities. According to a UN spokesman, the Somali officials sought emergency assistance for their populations, and members of the international community indicated their support for assistance to be delivered through the Somali Transitional Federal Government.Today, Mr. Fall is expected to meet with Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed and Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi, also in Nairobi. On Thursday, he is scheduled to hold a consultative meeting on Somalia with African Union representatives in Addis Ababa.Mr. Fall is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the situation next week, following last week’s appeal by the 15-member body for all Somali parties to comply with the arms embargo and avoid any further destabilization in a country that has seen intensifying violence as Islamic forces reportedly took control of Mogadishu, the capital, after fierce fighting with other armed groups.The east African country, one of the world’s poorest countries, has been without a functioning government ever since the collapse of President Muhammad Siad Barre’s regime in 1991. read more

Rollin King businessman who had the idea for Southwest Airlines dies at

Rollin King, businessman who had the idea for Southwest Airlines, dies at 83 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DALLAS – Rollin King, a San Antonio businessman who helped start Southwest Airlines Co. and create a new age of competition in the airline industry, has died at 83.King died Thursday in Dallas of the effects from a major stroke about a year ago, his son, Edward King, told The Associated Press.Longtime Southwest CEO Herb Kelleher praised King for coming up with the idea of a discount airline that would serve Texas travellers. Kelleher said in a statement issued by Southwest on Friday that the notion of a low-cost, low-fare airline with quality service became a model not only in the U.S. but worldwide.“The people of Southwest Airlines grieve with Rollin’s family, mourn his absence, and thank him for his vision,” Kelleher said.The airline’s current CEO, Gary Kelly, said King helped democratize air travel by making it more affordable.Interstate air service was heavily regulated by the federal government in 1967, when King sat down with Kelleher, his lawyer, to map out the idea for a no-frills airline that would fly between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Edward King said his father got the idea for a Texas-only carrier by studying the success of Pacific Southwest Airlines, which operated within California.The fledgling carrier had to survive several legal challenges by Braniff International and other airlines before its first flight in 1971. It began flying outside Texas in 1979, after deregulation, and is scheduled to begin international flights next week. Southwest is the nation’s fourth-biggest airline company, with 2013 revenues of $17.7 billion.King served on the board of directors from 1967, when the company was incorporated as Air Southwest, until 2006. He also flew as a Southwest pilot for a few years in the 1970s.King was born in Cleveland, attended Case Western Reserve University and received a master’s in business administration from Harvard, according to his son. He moved to Texas and was working in investment banking and acquired a small air-taxi service in South Texas before starting Southwest, according to the Texas State Historical Association. by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Jun 27, 2014 3:58 pm MDT read more

Distinguished Speaker Series begins next week

The Faculty of Education kicks off its 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series next week with Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Western University.During her presentation, Common World Childhoods: Children’s Entangled Relations with the More-than-Human, Pacini-Ketchabaw will examine the relations of children with places, materials and other species.She will reimagine what might be possible in early childhood education during a time of ecological crisis.The talk is particularly timely as American President Donald Trump begins taking measures to dismantle the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Pacini-Ketchabaw will draw on her current research within the Common World Childhoods Research Collective, an interdisciplinary network of researchers concerned with human relations with the more-than-human world.She will speak to the need to unsettle the dominance of Euro-Western knowledges.The lecture will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, in Robert S.K. Welch Hall 202 from noon to 2 p.m. There is no cost and all are welcome to attend.The next speaker in the series has yet to be announced. read more

Late Milik goal helps Napoli beat Atalanta 21 in Serie A

BERGAMO, Italy — Substitute Arkadiusz Milik scored five minutes from time and Napoli won 2-1 at Atalanta on Monday to keep alive its faint Serie A title hopes.Second-placed Napoli moved back within eight points of seven-time defending champion Juventus; and three points ahead of third-placed Inter Milan.Milik scored with an expert volley following a cross from Mario Rui three minutes after he came on for Dries Mertens.Fabian Ruiz put Napoli ahead less than 90 seconds in by redirecting a splendid cross from Lorenzo Insigne on a counterattack.Former Napoli forward Duvan Zapata equalized after the break from close range.Atalanta remained 11th.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

GTT launches Star Singing Competition

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOverwhelming response to GTT’s Innov8 Cosplay showMarch 26, 2018In “Entertainment”GTT ‘bringing the heat’ to CPL 2017 as main sponsor of the Guyana Amazon WarriorsJune 20, 2017In “Entertainment”Noel Fernandes wins GTT’s Biggest Christmas Ever BMW X1 promotionDecember 29, 2018In “Business” After persistent calls from the public for the return of the GTT Jingle and Song Competition, the company has launched the GTT Plus Star Singing Competition.According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Nedd, this competition will mirror its previous incarnation, but will see several additions.“The public asked for it, and as the Do More Company we want to satisfy our customers and all Guyanese. The competition will definitely be a platform for one lucky contestant. I am excited and cannot wait for the grand finale,” Nedd declared.The show is expected to run until June and will allow contestants from across Guyana, 16 years and older, to compete for the grand prize of $1 million and a single recording contract with popular local music producer Drew Thoven.The countrywide audition will commence in Georgetown on April 26-28 at Duke Lodge, Kingston; followed by auditions in Berbice at the Little Rock Suites on May 4. Contestants from Linden will also be given an opportunity to audition on May 11 at the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) Inc. The auditions will then conclude in Bartica, Essequibo on May 18.GTT Senior Marketing Executive Tashandra Inniss said the five-leg competition promised to be exhilarating for both the contestants and the public.“It will start with the auditions, after which we will have the preliminaries, quarter-finals, semi-finals, finals and a grand finale at which the winner will be announced. We have done some changes to the previous seasons, so both contestants and the public are in for an exciting experience. Those desirous of participating can sign up online for the auditions on https://www.gtt.co.gy/webform/plus-star-competition.”Inniss added that while the three finalists will all walk away with cash prices, the public will also be given an opportunity to win big with the company through weekly text-to-win challenges.In 2006, GTT launched its first Jingle and Song Competition, which garnered the attention of thousands across the country and produced popular Guyanese artiste Timeka Marshall, who become a star in the process of winning the competition.Several competitions followed and they shaped the musical careers for other local artistes like Lindeners Malika Boyd and Brandon Harding, recording artiste Poonam Singh, Calvin Burnette, Ryan Hoppie, and Berbician Gail Ann Singh, to name a few. read more

Coach says fitness a priority as Guyana U19 training camp commences

By Brandon CorletteEight Berbicians and 10 Demerara players are in the training squadWith the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Under-19 tournament looming, the Guyana U-19 team began their training camp on Monday last with 18 members encamped at the Chetram Singh Centre of Excellence, La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara (ECD).This reporter visited the camp at LBI earlier this week and spoke exclusively to one of the more successful youth coaches, Guyana U-19 Coach Julian Moore.The confident Coach disclosed that the camp started properly on Tuesday morning with an indoor fitness session. The camp, which will conclude on Monday, July 22, 2019, is aiming to target the players holistically.“Obviously, the fitness aspect is high on our agenda; we had a fitness test a week ago and the scores weren’t that promising,” Moore revealed.He added that the camp would get the fitness level up for the Guyana U-19 players. Moore noted that the players would further be exposed to skill work and would gain match readiness. “We have two practice matches before the ending of the camp and definitely by Monday, we will be ready to go,” Moore signalled.The five-time One-Day title-winning Coach shared some sentiments on the 18-member squad that would be further reduced to a final 14 who would tour St Vincent and the Grenadians later this month.“We have the basic squad that covers all the areas – a variety of left-arm spinners, four fast bowlers, a few openers and middle-order batsmen,” he said.This 18-member squad that is currently encamped includes nine players returning from last year. Moore pointed out that this has always been an important aspect and management has spoken about this at the beginning of the camp.“Having nine guys with previous regional U-19 experience in the team is pretty invaluable, not only for the experienced guys to go there and perform well for themselves, but their experience rubbing off on the newcomers,” Moore explained.The Guyana U-19 team, who are aiming to clinch their sixth consecutive One-Day title at the Regional U-19 tournament, have had the luxury of welcoming players with previous regional experience. The 2019 edition of the CWI regional U-19 tournament will be played in only the One-Day 50-over format and the tournament will be hosted at the same venue that was home to the 2018 tournament.Speaking on the conditions in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Moore revealed that a few pitches were a bit slow.“They have a few pitches that will play nice and conducive for batsmen, but then you have a few that will see the ball spin a lot,” Moore disclosed.This Guyana U-19 squad includes four West Indies U-19 players selected in the training camp and Ashmead Nedd, the prospective captain, has already played an International Cricket Council (ICC) U-19 World Cup for West Indies. Along with Coach Moore, Andy Ramnarine is the team manager.The Guyana U-19 training squad reads: Ashmead Nedd (returning from 2018); Kevlon Anderson (returning from 2018); Alex Algoo (returning from 2018); Adrian Hinds (returning from 2018); Yeudistir Persaud (returning from 2018); Kelvin Umroa (returning from 2018); Qumar Torrington (returning from 2018); Sachin Singh (returning from 2018); Junior Sinclair (returning from 2018); Dequan Bamfield; Alphius Bookie; Daniel Mootoo; Garfield Benjamin; Nigel Deodat; Robin Williams; Seon Glasgow; Joel Spooner and Leon Swammy. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWindies begin preparations for U-19 World CupDecember 13, 2018In “Sports”CPL 2017: Intense training underway for Warriors as battles nearJuly 27, 2017In “latest news”Gibson set to be named as South Africa coachAugust 11, 2017In “latest news” read more

Xinhai adds management and operation services to EPC mining mix

first_imgXinhai Mining Technology & Equipment is expanding its turnkey mineral processing plant solutions in order to help manage and operate the projects it helps construct for mining clients, it said.Xinhai has proposed a mineral processing EPC+M+O (engineering, procurement, construction and management and operation) service as part of this plan, which, it says, “can provide clients a complete mineral processing turnkey service to solve all the problems about mine management and operation”.“Specifically, Xinhai mineral processing EPC+M+O service is a customised service through the actual condition of plant,” the company said.Xinhai said it found that many clients were in urgent need of services including mining engineering before the dressing plant, construction engineering, tailings pond management, and even the plant management and operation. Therefore, this new service was proposed to solve such problems.“So far, Xinhai accomplished over 2,000 mine design, research and equipment supply projects, over 500 EPC+M+O service around the world, and exported products to over 90 countries and districts,” it said.“Briefly, Xinhai EPC+M+O service contains every single link of modern mine cooperation construction. The essence of EPC+M+O service is to consider each link of mineral processing project service in a more comprehensive and detailed way.”last_img read more

West Africa investments about to pay off for Capital Drilling

first_imgCapital Drilling’s push into West Africa will start paying off in the second half of the year, according to Executive Chairman, Jamie Boyton, with the contractor having sealed a number of drilling agreements in the region in the opening six months of 2019.The company has progressively invested more resources in West Africa over the past few years, aiming to capture market share in a region where gold exploration is high.The company recorded revenue of $54.7 million over the six-month period, a 0.4% year-on-year increase, while its average revenue per operating rig dropped to $183,000, compared with $200,000 in the first half of 2018, primarily due to new contract mobilisations. The group maintained guidance on anticipated revenues for the current financial year of $110-120 million, with revenue expected to increase in the second half of this year.During the period, the company purchased an additional blasthole rig for the long-term contract at Centamin’s Sukari gold mine, in Egypt, as part of the group’s ongoing fleet management; made further progress in the establishment of its West Africa operations, with drilling commencing in Burkina Faso with Golden Rim Resources in May; and was awarded its first drilling contract in Nigeria with Thor Explorations Ltd, with drilling scheduled to commence in the December quarter.The company also, in these six months, appointed Jodie North as Chief Operating Officer, increased business development resources, appointing Chris Hall to position of Business Development Manager, West Africa, maintained its ongoing rig improvement program and achieved a number of safety records at the likes of Sukari, North Mara (Tanzania), Geita (Tanzania), Tasiast (Mauritania) and Syama (Mali).Boyton said: “The first half of the year was focused on further consolidating Capital Drilling’s presence in the highly active West African market, with a number of new contracts awarded, which will contribute to group revenues from the end of Q3 (September quarter). This strong push into this region has seen the commencement of our first drilling contract in Burkina Faso during Q2.“Today we have also announced our expansion into Nigeria from Q4 (December quarter), a mineral rich, yet poorly explored country with significant potential, where we already operate a successful mineral analytics laboratory. Pleasingly, our major operations have also continued to achieve significant safety milestones throughout the first half.”New contracts awarded during the first six months include:Compass Gold Corp (Sikasso, Mali, pictured). Awarded a 10,000m exploration drilling contract, using one reverse circulation (RC) and one diamond rig from the existing fleet. Drilling commenced in June;Golden Rim Resources (Kouri, Burkina Faso) (previously announced). Awarded a 20,000m exploration drilling contract using one multi-purpose rig from the existing fleet. Drilling commenced in May;Allied Gold Corp (Bonikro, Côte d’Ivoire). Awarded a five-year exploration drilling contract, using one diamond rig and one RC rig from the existing fleet. Drilling is scheduled to commence in December quarter;Thor Explorations Ltd (Segilola, Nigeria). Awarded a five-year exploration and grade control contract, using one RC rig from the existing fleet. This will transition to grade control in 2020, with exploration drilling scheduled to commence in the December quarter and grade control in H1 2020;Kinross Gold Corp: (Tasiast, Mauritania): MSALABs was awarded a three-year onsite laboratory services contract with Kinross at the Tasiast gold mine. Operations commenced in July 2019, and;Resolute Mining Ltd (Syama, Mali). Awarded one-year extension of the long-term underground grade control drilling contract using two underground rigs from the existing fleet. Contract extended to June 2020.last_img read more

RCT deploys ControlMaster at Westgold mine sites

first_imgRCT says it is finalising a major automation project for Westgold Resources at five of its gold mine sites in Western Australia’s Murchison region.The package of works involved the autonomous solutions provider installing and commissioning its ControlMaster® Guidance Automation technology to 10 of Westgold’s underground loader fleet across its mining operations, including CAT R2900Gs and Sandvik LH517 LHDs.RCT will also deliver its latest surface-based ControlMaster Automation Centres equipped with Multiple Machine Selection and Multiple Machine Control options aimed at driving further mining production efficiencies at each site.Guidance Automation encompasses a fully automated tramming cycle between production level locations, which includes proportional braking and automated steering and speed control, RCT says.“The technology also includes features such as G-Dash which empowers operators by presenting a graphical dashboard of the machine telemetry and diagnostic features to ensure optimal loader performance,” the company said.Implementing the ControlMaster Guidance Automation solution across Westgold’s Big Bell, Paddy’s Flat, Comet, South Emu and Starlight operations standardised the company’s production technology and will deliver significant efficiencies and synergies, according to RCT.RCT Business Development Manager Mining – APAC, Ryan Noden, said each delivery is being tailored to site-specific requirements.“Over the past few months, RCT has been working in a staged approach to upgrade Westgold’s existing systems and consolidate the operating system across all operations to ControlMaster,” he said.“The introduction of RCT’s technology will offer Westgold a proven and successful pathway to mine digitalisation, with the ability to adopt the latest technology offerings as and when required and applying shared learnings across its operations.”He continued: “RCT is excited to be working closely with Westgold as a technology provider to achieve operational excellence.”David Noort, Executive General Manager – ACM at Westgold Resources, said he was delighted to be working with RCT.“We made the decision to implement the ControlMaster Guidance Automation solution due to RCT’s proven productivity and technological reliability and proactive support services,” he said.“Being able to implement Multiple Machine Selection/Multiple Machine Control is an added advantage as it will support staged growth and specialised applications where geotechnical constraints require a period of standoff before re-entry after blasting.”RCT has been upskilling Westgold site personnel by implementing operator and maintenance training courses and will carry out after sales support and field servicing on an ongoing basis, it said.last_img read more

Caterpillar autonomous 794AC fleet ordered from Finning for Teck Quebrada Blanca Phase

first_imgFinning International has announced that its South American operation has been awarded a contract by Teck Resources to deliver new equipment and product support to Teck’s Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 (QB2) operations in northern Chile. Finning will supply an initial fleet of Caterpillar 794AC electric drive off-highway trucks and other large mining machines to Teck’s QB2 open pit copper mine. The accompanying product support agreement for the initial fleet runs for five years. In addition, Finning will work closely with Caterpillar to provide Teck’s QB2 operations with Caterpillar’s Command for Hauling system, Caterpillar’s 794AC AHS (Autonomous Haulage Technology) kits, and ancillary kits to enable autonomous operations as QB2 ramps up to full copper production in 2022.“We are pleased to partner with Teck in developing QB2, one of the world’s premier copper assets, and are excited to deliver and support the first fleet of electric drive, autonomous off-highway trucks in Chile. Our goal is to support Teck in operating efficiently and cost effectively, while improving productivity and safety,” said Scott Thomson, President & CEO, Finning International. “Our Integrated Knowledge Centre in Antofagasta, Chile is using data-driven insights and innovative processes and technologies to reduce cost per ton and improve equipment availability for our customers. We remain constructive on the long-term outlook for copper and are well positioned to capture equipment and product support opportunities as mining activity in Chile begins to recover,” concluded Thomson.“Working with Teck and our dealer Finning, our experts will provide QB2 state-of-the art technology and services to help it operate with greater safety and productivity,” said Denise Johnson, Group President Resource Industries, Caterpillar Inc. “Chile remains an important region of the world for mining, and we are pleased to be able to be part of Teck’s operations.”The QB2 project is one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper resources located in Tarapacá Region of northern Chile. When complete, QB2 will be a premier asset, with low operating costs, an initial mine life of 28 years, and significant potential for further growth. Construction of QB2 was sanctioned by the project partners in December 2018. First copper production is planned for the second half of 2021.last_img read more

SERIOUS BLOW FOR HBC NANTES Cyril Dumoulin to miss rest of the

cyril dumoulin Exhausting January made a lot of troubles to the TOP clubs after the World Championship 2019 in Germany and Denmark.The French goalkeeper Cyril Dumoulin suffered knee injury (rupture of crucial ligaments) which will keep him out of the court for the rest of the season.HBC Nantes will be in problem as Arnaud Siffert is the only experienced goalkeeper in the moment. ← Previous Story HANDBOLD MANIA: 3.000.000 Danes watch final minutes of the final in Herning Next Story → VIDEO: Epic moments from handball party in Copenhagen read more

35 teams want to play at VELUX EHF CL 20192020

← Previous Story ROAD TO EHF EURO 2020: Latvia write handbal history Next Story → Who is World Young Handball left wing 2018/2019? In total 35 teams from 21 countries want place in the new season of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2019/2020, announced EHF.Registration of clubs does not equal participation, and the final list of all participants will only be confirmed by the EHF Executive Committee on Friday 21 June.The confirmation by the EHF EXEC is based on an evaluation of the registered clubs divided into eight different criteria: venue, TV, ranking in the domestic league, spectators, performance in past EHF club competitions, sponsoring potential, implementation of duties and regulations, and media.Based on the EHF ranking list 20 teams (all national champions) have handed in their registrations. Only the national champions of seven countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Israel, Netherlands, Serbia and Turkey) did not apply.In addition, 15 clubs eligible to enter the EHF Cup have submitted their requests for a Champions League upgrade via their national federations.Draw dates confirmedThe draw of possible qualification tournaments will take place on Wednesday 26 June at the EHF Office in Vienna, while the group phase draw will be held on Thursday 27 June in the Erste Campus, also in the Austrian capital.The VELUX EHF Champions League 2019/20 will be played in the same mode as the previous three seasons with 28 teams of the group phase split into four groups: Group A and B will consist of eight teams each, while Group C and D will both have six teams.Teams registered based on the EHF Ranking list (20):BLR – HC Meshkov BrestCRO – HC PPD ZagrebDEN – Aalborg HandboldESP – BarçaFIN – CocksFRA – Paris Saint-Germain HandballGER – SG Flensburg-HandewittHUN – Telekom Veszprém HCISL – SelfossMKD – HC VardarNOR – Elverum HåndballPOL – PGE VIVE KielcePOR – FC Porto SofarmaROU – CS Dinamo BucurestiRUS – Chekhovskie MedvediSLO – RK Celje Pivovarna LaskoSUI – Kadetten SchaffhausenSVK – Tatran PresovSWE – IK SävehofTUR – Besiktas AygazUKR – HC Motor ZaporozhyeFurther registrations for a place in the CL (15)                                                            DEN – GOGESP – Bidasoa IrunFRA – Montpellier HBFRA – HBC NantesFRA – Chambery Savoie Montblanc HandballGER – THW KielGER – SC MagdeburgHUN – MOL-Pick SzegedLUX – Handball EschMKD – HC Eurofarm RabotnikMKD – HC MetalurgNOR – OIF Arendal ElitePOL – Orlen Wisla PlockPOR – Sporting Clube PortugalSWE – IFK KristianstadSource: EHFMandatory Credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff VELUX EHF CL 2019/2020 read more

Argentina will play at Tokyo 2020

Argentina handball ← Previous Story Youth World Handball Championship 2019 starts in Skopje Next Story → Iceland and Croatia win openers at Youth World Championship 2019 The third Olympic VISA after host Japan and World’s champions Denmark went to Argentina!Team of Manolo Cadenas made a big step forward by winning Panamerican Games 2019 in Lima, where Simonet’s and Co. beat Chile 31:27 at the final!Fantastic was Diego Simonet. Argentinian playmaker netted 11 goals in victory of his team!Chile qualified for the Olympic qualifications, while Brazil ended third. read more

Greek Australian military mum paves the way for creative and strategic marketing

first_imgYou can buy almost anything on a subscription these days; coffee, razors for daily shaving and even a monthly box of treats and tor for babies. Idiello however will be the first subscription based marketing ideas library.The idea for Idiello, a bank of ready-made marketing idea kits, came about as Greek Australian Mia Fileman (nee Saris) and Alanah (Lana) Purtell – two best friends and fellow military wives –  were discussing the challenges of modern parenthood: “Women want to be ‘present’ for their children but also need to provide an income for the family. Working a traditional 40-hour week plus commute means missing out on precious time with young children. Not to mention the cost of childcare. Part-time roles are hard to come by, are often full-time roles disguised as part time, and are usually a step backwards in pay and responsibility.”This leads women to start businesses, many from home so that they can genuinely achieve work life balance and overcome the adversity faced by women, especially military wives that reportedly have higher unemployment rates, lower wage earnings and face additional employment hurdles compared to their civilian counterparts. Mia can attest personally to this. When she met her now husband she was the Account Director of a well-known communications agency in South Yarra. She then relocated to Toowoomba, QLD where she started her marketing agency, Rigani. Two years later her husband was posted to Darwin and she appointed a manager in Toowoomba and relocated to the NT.Her message for change is addressed to female business operators with this venture. Her audience are women who are running start-ups and SMEs while juggling very busy lives as mums and professionals. They are heavily involved in all aspects of their business including undertaking their own marketing. Engaging external consultants at hefty hourly rates is beyond their means so they have little choice but to learn and do it themselves.Women want to be ‘present’ for their children but also need to provide an income for the family.Easier said than done, the digital landscape has become saturated with same-same content, and navigating Google, Facebook and Instagram’s frequent algorithm changes has made it a minefield for skilled marketers let alone non-marketers.The only proven way to stand out from the crowd of digital noise these days, is with truly original and creative ideas.Enter Idiello. Mia and Alanah are both creative strategists who spent their careers devising creative campaigns on behalf of business and government. They were paid top dollar for original ideas and their services were only accessible to people with the highest budgets.Mia and Alanah’s subscription-based model allows customers to access truly great creative at a fraction of the cost of agency rates. Subscribers are sent two hand-picked ready-made idea kits each month. The kits include the creative idea but also the know-how on how to implement. Step by step implementation guides with accompanying resources and tools detail how to roll out the idea. Subscribers go about implementing the idea for their specific brand and industry.READ MORE: Women lead changing of guard across Greek community organisationsCreative strategist Alanah PurtellIdiello is a global platform; customers can be based anywhere in the world just as Mia and Alanah can operate the business from any posting location.“It’s definitely challenging having your business partner on the other side of the world but Lana and I have worked together for many years and have been best friends for even longer. She was the person I called in the middle of the night when I went into labour with my second child. Over the years, we have become very good at deciphering each other’s jibberish.”These two entrepreneurs aim to offer to women what they have personally experienced as a market gap. The availability of services at the lowest possible cost, flexibility and access to these services 24/7 from any geographic location.“Many small business owners are run off their feet operating their business; dealing with customers, managing suppliers, doing their own bookkeeping. Their marketing is often an after-thought. But this is a guaranteed way to stop growing. Being creative is a state of mind, it’s not something you can squish between everything else on your to-do list.”READ MORE: Greek Australian women top entrepreneurs listWith the Idiello platform, Mia and Alanah hope to be the creative engine for their subscribers of entrepreneurs, online retailers, small business owners and influencers. “We also support our members through 1 on 1 strategy calls and access to a closed Facebook group of like-minded people that acts as their support community.”“We are our target audience. We have experienced first-hand how difficult it is to ‘have it all’ being a mother and a professional. We are both parents and the juggle is so real.”The navigation at www.idiello.com demonstrates the way creative marketing is carried out at the lowest possible cost through a platform that is coming from the future. Αn inspiration endorsed by two women who are visualising the entrepreneurial women’s social position in our century. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

La circulation des océans suivie grâce au satellite GOCE

first_imgLa circulation des océans suivie grâce au satellite GOCEDes scientifiques britanniques sont parvenus à déterminer avec une extrême précision les courants océaniques en utilisant des données provenant du satellite GOCE de l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA).C’est une nouvelle réussite pour la mission du satellite GOCE. Il avait déjà permis de mesurer comme jamais la gravité terrestre. Et plus récemment, les données fournies par l’engin spatial ont aidé les scientifiques à déterminer les courants océaniques avec une précision encore inégalée. Réalisé par des chercheurs anglais, ce travail a été présenté lors du meeting de l’American Geophysical Union (AGU) qui s’est tenu en décembre dernier à San Francisco. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALancé en mars 2009, le satellite GOCE réalise des mesures de la gravité dans différentes régions du globe. Un véritable point de départ pour déterminer la circulation des océans, elle-même liée au climat. En effet, comprendre la gravité est fondamental pour suivre la direction et la vitesse des océans à travers le globe. En utilisant à peine deux mois de données du satellite, les océanographes anglais ont ainsi comparé les informations concernant la gravité avec des mesures de la hauteur de la surface des océans. Une étude qui leur a permis de donner une bien meilleure image des endroits où l’eau est accumulée et de ceux où elle s’écoule et à quelle vitesse.Si des capteurs océaniques permettaient déjà de fournir quelques mesures, celles-ci étaient beaucoup moins précises. “Les nouvelles informations fournies par GOCE sont extraordinaires. Nous sommes désormais descendus à une échelle très précise. C’est incroyable de penser que nous pouvons sentir de l’espace une circulation aussi petite que celle du Mann Eddy, une poche d’eau persistante de l’Atlantique qui ne fait que tourner en rond”, a expliqué à la BBC le Dr Rory Bingham, de l’Université de Newcastle.Une analyse des océans et du climatLes océanographes espèrent désormais pouvoir combiner la perspective globale du satellite GOCE avec les données “plus terrestres” provenant des capteurs. En ajoutant des informations sur la température des eaux, il devient alors possible de calculer la quantité d’énergie déplacée par les océans à travers le système climatique de la Terre. Les données devraient ainsi permettre d’améliorer les modèles de climats terrestres.Le 31 mars 2011 à 17:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Dozens Strip Outside Facebooks NY Offices to Protest Censorship

first_img 11-Year-Old Gets ‘Scammed’ Into Paying $4K for TikTok InfluencerFacebook Reportedly Considers Hiding ‘Like’ Counts Stay on target #WeTheNipple Art Action in front of @Facebook and @Instagram offices this Morning. https://t.co/wnF3MRh7xq #StopCensorship These are all male nipple stickers covering female presenting nipples and male nipple cards covering all the participant’s genitalia. @ncacensorship pic.twitter.com/lv27I7kdZ9— Spencer Tunick (@SpencerTunick) June 2, 2019The idea was to highlight “rigid” and “anachronistic” gender inequality in existing nudity policies, which allow—even celebrate—men’s bare chests, but restrict a woman’s exposed breast.According to Facebook and Instagram’s nudity policies, the only acceptable images of uncovered female nipples come in the form of women giving birth, actively breastfeeding, showing post-mastectomy scars, or making a political protest.Or, of course, if the nipple is part of a painting or sculpture found in a dusty museum.Last year, Facebook’s head of global policy management Monika Bickert chalked the restrictions up to safety and consent.“Fundamentally our nudity standards are about safety,” she told Business Insider. “It’s very hard for us to determine the age of a person depicted in a nude image. It’s also very hard for us to determine consent.“So even if it’s pretty clear the person consented to the image being taken, it’s very hard to tell if the person consented to the image being shared,” Bickert said.But while Facebook doesn’t exist in a cultural vacuum, neither do artists.Nude #WeTheNipple art action at Facebook’s New York headquarters calls out censorship (via Fay Fox/NCAC)The NCAC argues that platforms like Instagram provide easy access to global audiences, and banning all photographic images of the nude human body “imposes an anachronistic regime of shame and censorship.”“The work I’m allowed to post is fundamentally different from the work I made,” Tunick, mastermind behind Sunday’s protest, said in a statement.“To me, every pixelated nipple only succeeds in sexualizing the censored work,” he continued. “As a 21st century artist, I rely on Instagram. It’s the world’s magazine and to be censored on it breaks my spirit.”Video-streaming service YouTube has long allowed for artistic nudity, changing its terms more than a decade ago after NCAC and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) intervened.Will Facebook and Instagram follow suit?In a letter to Bickert, NCAC called on the social networks to “become welcoming platforms for the arts.”“There are many possible solutions to the challenges of serving diverse communities,” according to executive director Christopher Finan, who suggested that individual users should have the ability to create filters to screen or block nudity.“Such mechanisms would allow user control, rather than forcing Facebook to judge what content is permissible,” he added.On Monday, NCAC reported that the #WeTheNipple hashtag has been blocked on Instagram, and more than 500 images supporting the art installation have been removed.“We have been in touch with the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) in the lead up to today’s demonstration,” a Facebook spokesperson told Geek in an email. “We look forward to continuing the dialogue with NCAC and other affected groups in more detail.”More on Geek.com:Organization Gets Around Facebook’s Censorship Rules by Posting Square BreastsSend Facebook Your Nudes So No One Else Can See ThemThe History of Breasts in Comic BooksEditor’s note: This article was updated at 10:10 a.m. with comment from Facebook.center_img Anyone trying to catch the Manhattan sunrise from Astor Place this weekend likely got an eyeful of something very different.On Sunday morning, 125 people posed nude outside Facebook’s NYC headquarters to challenge social media suppression of artistic nudity.In collaboration with the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), artist Spencer Tunick created a public installation as part of the #WeTheNipple campaign.Participants covered their papilla mammaria with stickers of photographed male nipples—provided by TV personality Andy Cohen, artist Andres Serrano, actor Adam Goldberg, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Tunick himself.last_img read more