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Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Leading the pack of 2018′s Kidscreen Awards nominees are Sinking Ship Entertainment and Nickelodeon with six and five nods, respectively. The annual competition honors the best work in children’s television and digital media, and this year’s finalists in the Programming, Broadcasting and Digital categories will now continue on in the competition through a final round of judging.The class of 2018 KSA winners will be announced at a special presentation event and after-party being held during Kidscreen Summit in Miami, on the evening of Tuesday, February 13. Without further ado, here is the full list of nominees:PRESCHOOL PROGRAMMING Twitterlast_img read more

Winnipeg mayor needs to deal with starlight tour allegation Dallaire

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA-The mayor of Winnipeg needs to personally address the startling allegation that city police officers took a First Nations man to the outskirts of the city on a starlight tour, says Liberal Senator Romeo Dallaire.Police officers allegedly took a 20 year-old First Nations man early Friday morning to the outskirts of the city on a starlight tour before telling him to run or he would be Tasered if he didn’t run.Dallaire, who has become an outspoken campaigner for human rights after witnessing the horrors of the Rwandan genocide as a UN commander, said Mayor Sam Katz needed to step in personally to deal with the police on the starlight tour allegation.“Where is the mayor?” said Dallaire. “Don’t the police work for him?”A spokesman for Katz said the mayor was aware of the allegation but would not get involved at the moment.“It is a serious allegation at this time, it is an unproven allegation,” said spokesman Brad Salyn. “It would be very inappropriate for the mayor to be involved in any incident involving an allegation against the Winnipeg Police Service.”The Winnipeg police have asked Maud to contact their Professional Standards Unit to begin probing the allegation. A police spokeswoman said the allegation was “upsetting” but no investigation could unfold without a complaint.Maud and his family are meeting with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to craft and then file the complaint.Dallaire said it “doesn’t make much sense” for police to use starlight tours that can have potentially deadly consequences.“I don’t understand the concept behind that methodology,” he said.Early Friday morning Evan Maud said he was walking home from visiting his brother at 4 a.m. when he was stopped by two police officers in an unmarked black police car.Maud said he had a few drinks that night, but wasn’t staggering drunk.The officers accused him of being involved in break and enters and car thefts before whisking him to the outskirts of the city, said Maud. There, they took his jacket and sweater and handed him a St. John’s Football sweater before telling him to run or he would get Tasered, he said.Maud said he heard officers mocking him as he tried to get away.“I didn’t know what to think. I didn’t know what to do,” said Maud.A recent study by University of Winnipeg professors found at least 76 cases of starlight tours by city police. The study also found that police targeted Aboriginal men.Starlight tours, where police take individuals to the outskirts of the city to sober up, can have deadly consequences.In 1990, Neil Stonechild was found frozen to death outside Saskatoon after he was taken on a starlight tour.Two police officers were eventually convicted of unlawful confinement and sentenced to eight months in jail.EDITOR’S NOTE: Evan Maud’s allegations have been proven false and he has publicly apologized to the Winnipeg police service.last_img read more

Damage already done in Indian Head

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter a record amount of snowfall this winter several communities in Saskatchewan are now facing mass flooding.In Indian Head, an hours drive east of Regina, residents are doing whatever they can to save their homes and property.For some people the damage has already been done.APTN’s Chris Stewart has the story.last_img

Loretta Saunder killers sentenced to life

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe couple responsible for the death of Loretta Saunders were sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in Halifax.Blake Leggette will spend at least 25 years in prison before being eligable for parole.His partner, Victoria Henneberry, also received a life sentence but can apply for parole after 10 years.But her family says that justice has not been served.APTN’s Trina Roache has that story.last_img

Sri Lanka opens new railway line built with Chinas assistance

first_imgColombo/Beijing: Sri Lanka has opened a new railway line, built with China’s assistance, connecting its coastal city of Matara and Beliatta in Hambantota, a move that will boost passenger traffic into the island’s deep south. The 26.75-km long Matara-Beliatta railway extension is the first to be constructed in Sri Lanka since 1948, and it has the country’s longest and second longest railway bridges, measuring 1.5-km and 1.04-km, respectively, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US The new railway line was declared open on Monday in presence of Sri Lanka’s Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and other parliamentarians. The railway extension was financed by the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) and the contract was awarded to the China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation. According to Sri Lankan media reports the cost of the project was USD 278 million. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls A major portion of the construction was carried out by the China Railway Group 5 (CR5) and Sri Lanka’s Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB). China on Tuesday praised the opening of the railway line in southern Sri Lanka. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang termed it as a major Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project in Sri Lanka. “The railway line is the first railway project contracted by Chinese company in Sri Lanka under the BRI and it is indeed the first railway built after country’s independence,” Lu said, adding that it will make regional transportation more convenient and facilitate local economic and social development. The construction of the rail track from Matara to Kataragama was launched in the year 1991 by former President Ranasinghe Premadasa, Sri Lankan news portal Colombo Page reported. The foundation stone was still visible at the Matara railway station, it said. Sri Lanka was the major recipient of Chinese loans and investments in recent years totalling to over USD 8 billion. The heavy borrowing by Sri Lanka raised concerns over its ability to pay back after Colombo handed over the Hambantota port to Beijing for a 99-year lease in 2017 as a debt swap. The acquisition of the port by China as a debt swap drew criticism from the US which termed the BRI projects as a debt trap specially for smaller countries.last_img read more

Morsi Son Says Father Was Murdered by Egyptian Government

Rabat – Abdullah, a son of the late former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, is pointing fingers at President el-Sisi and a number of senior Egyptian officials in the death of his father.Abdullah said on Twitter on Monday that his father did not die of a natural death. Instead, he said, Morsi was “murdered” by Egyptian authorities.Morsi collapsed in a Cairo courtroom on Monday, where he was facing espionage charges. Since 2013, when his then defense minister and current president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, stepped in to overthrow Egypt’s first and only democratically elected government, Morsi had been detained in conditions that critics and man international organizations decried as “arbitrary” and “politically motivated.”Elected to power in 2012 after what was back then considered a successful Arab Spring ousted the dictator Hosni Mubarak, Morsi embodied the hopes and aspirations of a post-Spring Egypt with the dream of consolidating the country’s hard-fought democracy.But his appeal quickly dimmed after a year in power, with critics reproaching him his extremely Islamist and anti-secularist agenda.Morsi was left to solitary confinement after the coup d’état that saw President Sisi depose him. His supporters repeatedly denounced the “inhumane” treatment he faced while in detention.Abdulla’s Monday’s tweet recalled his father’s abysmal detention conditions, pointing accusatory fingers at the Egyptian state apparatus for his “murder.”In his tweet, Morsi’s son singularly accused President el-Sisi, as well as current and former interior ministers Mahmoud Tawfiq and Magdy Abdel Ghaffar.He also pointed fingers at judges Shirin Fahmy, Shaaban al-Shami and Ahmed Sabry, as well as Attorney General Nabil Sadek and the head of the Egyptian intelligence, Abbas Kamel Abdalah. He said these officials were the “partners” of President of el-Sisi “in killing the martyr president.”Abdalah is not alone in accusing President el-Sisi as the primary culprit in the “murder” of his father.In Turkey, where the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has remained an outspoken ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi’s political and ideological family which has since been outlawed in Egypt, there was a strong perception of political murder after news emerged of Morsi’s death.“Mohamed Morsi flailed on the courtroom floor for 20 minutes and the authorities did not help him. This is why I say Morsi did not die, he was murdered,” Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a mournful AKP rally on Wednesday in Istanbul. “We, as Turkey, will follow this issue and do everything possible for Egypt to be tried in international courts for Morsi’s death.”At the global level, while there appeared to be an overwhelming consensus that Morsi’s trial and years of tribulations in an Egyptian prison were politically motivated, his political legacy has remained a contentious topic.Supporters have come out en masse to describe him as a “martyr” and the undeniable icon of Egypt’s short-lived democratic experience. Others, sounding more neutral, have pointed out that he was at the same time the quintessence of “the hope and flaws of Egypt’s revolution.”Meanwhile, despite the diverging assessments of Morsi’s short-lived presidency, there remains a deep sense that his demise was the denouement in Egypt’s current regime’s determination to kill of any democratic aspirations. “To remember Morsi, then,” the Brookings Institution’s Shadi Hamid recently wrote, “is to remember what was lost.” read more

Ban voices deep concern at plans for new Israeli settlements in East

“The Government of Israel’s continued construction in settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory is contrary to international law and to its commitments under the Road Map [the international plan for Middle East peace] and the Annapolis process, as stressed by the Quartet when it met in London on 2 May,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.The Middle East Quartet, the diplomatic grouping comprising the United Nations, the European Union, Russia and the United States, issued a statement after the London meeting expressing strong support for ongoing Israeli-Palestinian negotiations aimed at reaching a peace deal by the end of the year.That statement also voiced deep concern at Israel’s continued settlement activity and called on the country to freeze all such activity, including natural growth, and to dismantle outposts erected since March 2001. 2 June 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced deep concern today at the announcement by Israel that it will invite new tenders for the construction of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem. read more

Tests may have identified source of unknown disease in Africa – UN

Analysis is continuing at laboratories in South Africa and the United States to learn more about the virus, believed to be from the Arenaviridae family, according to a news update released by WHO.Investigations began after an office employee at a safari tour company in Zambia died on 14 September in a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, two days after undergoing a medical evacuation from Zambia.A paramedic who cared for that patient was later admitted to hospital in Johannesburg and died on 2 October, and a nurse who was also involved in the care of the first patient died on 5 October.The three patients experienced fever, headaches, diarrhoea and myalgia that developed into rash and hepatic dysfunction, followed by rapid deterioration and death, WHO reported.It said today that a fourth case has now been confirmed, with a nurse who had close contact with one of the earlier cases becoming ill and being admitted to hospital in South Africa.WHO is working with its partners in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network to help the health ministries in South Africa and Zambia investigate the outbreak, conduct laboratory diagnosis and become involved in case monitoring and the follow-up with anyone who may have been in contact with sufferers of the disease.On Friday the UN agency said there was no indication yet of any need to restrict travel to or from Zambia or South Africa and no special measures required for passengers arriving from these countries.At least 121 known contacts of the fatal cases are being traced in South Africa and 23 in Zambia.The Arenaviridae family contains a wide range of viruses, including that which causes Lassa fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic illness that occurs widely across West Africa. Humans become infected from contact with the urine or faeces of rodents. 13 October 2008Preliminary tests indicate that a mystery disease in Zambia and South Africa that has killed three people in the past month is caused by a virus from the family that includes Lassa fever, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today, as reports emerged that a fourth case of the illness has been confirmed. read more

Trust and renewed multilateralism keys to tackling todays crises – Ban

30 August 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the importance of trust – both among States and in the United Nations – in tackling a range of global crises, while calling for a renewed multilateralism that delivers results for the world’s people. “Pressed by crisis on several fronts, the world is coming to understand the need to work together as never before in a spirit of shared purpose,” Mr. Ban said in a speech to the European Forum Alpbach Political Symposium in Austria, where he is currently on an official visit.“A renewed multilateralism that delivers real results for real people in need,” he stated, “a multilateralism where countries and regions engage with each other in a spirit of trust, cooperation and mutual reliance.” Whether it is climate change, or the global crises related to food, fuel, flu or financial issues, today’s challenges have highlighted the interdependence of peoples and nations, and the importance of multilateralism, he said.And the “defining challenge for multilateralism” is climate change, said the Secretary-General, calling it “a health crisis, an energy crisis, a food crisis and a security crisis all rolled into one.”This December, in Copenhagen, governments will meet to finalize a new climate change agreement, and Mr. Ban stressed the need to conclude “a fair, effective, science-based, ambitious deal that will benefit all countries.”The UN chief, who will be travelling to the Polar ice rim in the coming days to see the melting glaciers and highlight the challenge of climate change, said a renewed multilateralism will seal a deal in Copenhagen. “We know that the cost of inaction will dwarf any price tag for actions taken today. We also know many of the solutions already exist,” he stated. “What we need is national and international leadership from Heads of State and Government. And we need trust. Trust between developing and developed nations.”Mr. Ban noted that a renewed, effective and meaningful multilateralism also means “delivering on our commitments,” and that when Member States give the UN a mandate, they must also give it the resources to see the job through to the end.At the same time, he acknowledged that too often, complacency and cynicism have prevented the UN from acting as early or as effectively as it should.“Yet this past decade has also seen acceptance of the responsibility to protect,” he said. “Four years ago, world leaders unanimously committed themselves to preventing genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.“This universal and irrevocable commitment was made at the highest level, without contradiction or challenge. Our common task now is to deliver.”Mr. Ban also stressed the responsibility to protect in a speech to the Alpbach Retreat on “The UN Security Council and the Protection of Civilians: Improving Effectiveness and Accountability.”He said the failure of warring parties to respect their obligations to protect civilians demands a reinvigorated commitment by the Council, Member States and the UN to meet five core challenges. These include seeking better compliance by warring parties with international humanitarian law and human rights law, finding ways to better engage with non-State armed groups, and ensuring that peacekeeping missions have better operational and material support for the protection aspects of their mandates.In addition, humanitarian actors need improved – and much safer – access to civilians, and there needs to be enhanced accountability, he said. Mr. Ban now heads to Norway, where he is scheduled to meet with the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister, before traveling to Svalbard, in the Arctic Ocean, to see firsthand the impact of climate change. read more

Apple CEO warns Trump China tariffs could give Samsung an edge

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple Inc’s Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.Trump said Cook “made a good case” that tariffs could hurt Apple, given that Samsung’s products would not be subject to those same tariffs. Tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, including consumer electronics, are scheduled to go into effect in two stages on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15.By contrast, the United States and South Korea struck a trade agreement last September. Stocks are spiking on news that U.S. will delay tariffs on Chinese cellphones, laptops, video games ‘The fog will not clear’: Why another volley of tariffs, or tweets, could plunge the global economy into a recession ‘Ready to rumble’: Escalating U.S.-China fight puts world economy on the brink “I thought he made a very compelling argument, so I’m thinking about it,” Trump said of Cook, speaking with reporters at a New Jersey airport.U.S. stock futures rose upon opening on Sunday after Trump’s comments. In addition to his comments on Apple, Trump said on Twitter earlier in the day that his administration was “doing very well with China.”Apple’s MacBook laptops and iPhones would not face the additional tariffs until Dec. 15, but some of the company’s other products, including its AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod, would be subject to the levies on Sept. 1.Apple was not immediately available for comment outside normal business hours.© Thomson Reuters 2019 read more

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 3 February 2012

DOWNLOAD1. Government retains MOT test regime and backs codes of practice2. BIS launch independent review of professionalism in the FE and skills sector3. Mayor of London announces new clean air initiatives4. BIS publish apprenticeship 2010/2011 figures5. UK manufacturing PMI shows surprise rise6. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Former Ohio State football player Jaamal Berry runs to Murray State

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: July 26, 2012 An earlier version of this story stated that Berry was on a yearlong probation in Ohio. In fact, that was only the plan in May when he was expected to plead guilty, but the case is ongoing. Former Ohio State running back Jaamal Berry will be continuing his college football career at Murray State, according to Berry was suspended from OSU’s football team Nov. 2, 2011, after being charged with assault, battery and disorderly conduct. The charges were based on an incident that occurred at 2:20 a.m. on Oct. 21 in the Arena District in downtown Columbus, involving Berry and a Columbus State Community College student. He was also arrested in 2009 for a marijuana possession charge in Miami, Fla. Despite his troubles while involved with the OSU program, Berry said he’s happy to be with a new team. “Everything worked out great for me and I’m excited to be headed to Murrary State,” Berry told “I should be the starting tailback the next two seasons, and I’m on track to graduate next year. Life is good for me.” About 9,000 students attend Murray State, which is located in Murray, Ky. Murray State is part of the Ohio Valley Conference. Murray State officials did not return The Lantern’s Tuesday request for comment, but WPSD, an NBC affiliate in Kentucky, reported that Berry was not yet enrolled at the university. Jerry Emig, athletic department spokesman, did not return The Lantern’s Tuesday request for comment. Berry is still scheduled to appear in court in Columbus on Aug. 27 for a jury trial. After three court continuations, the case was expected to be settled outside of court, however Berry is scheduled to appear in court in Columbus Aug. 27 for a jury trial. Robert Tobias, assistant prosecutor for the case, told The Lantern in May that Berry’s attorneys said he had returned to his home state of Florida. William Meeks, Berry’s attorney, did not respond for comment Tuesday. Berry played 11 games as a Buckeye and averaged 25.4 yards per kick return from 2010 to 2011.  read more

Scoonie Penn hoping to leave his mark in Ohio State program turnaround

The past two seasons of Ohio State men’s basketball haven’t been easy to watch for the fan base, let alone the vast network of alumni who once competed for Big Ten and national championships. Former Ohio State point guard Scoonie Penn (1998-2000) was one of those alumni.But now as the program’s director of player development, Penn will have an opportunity to try to bring his beloved team back to the top.Penn had been looking to break into the collegiate coaching ranks the past few years. So when Chris Holtmann was introduced as the Buckeyes new head coach, the former Buckeye made it clear he was interested in joining the staff.“He grabbed me right after my press conference here and said, ‘I would love to get the foot in the door with coaching,” Holtmann said as he recalled the brief conversation with Penn. “‘I’ve been trying to do that, would love to do it at my alma mater.’”Following a few conversations between the two and a brief evaluation period, Holtmann made it official June 11, naming Penn the program’s director of player development.He was the choice all along, Holtmann said.“I think this really gives him a foot in the door and really a perspective into, ‘Hey, is this what I want to do long term?’” he said. “And it’s going to give him some experiences into how the inner workings of the program. I think he’s excited about that and we’re excited about that.”Penn spent over 10 years playing professionally overseas before he began coaching his son’s AAU team and working at several companies around Columbus. He said he had discussed with former Ohio State coach Thad Matta if there was a chance to become a full-time staff member, but nothing ever came to fruition.Yet, he has continued to stick around the program and build relationships with a few current players and several notable alumni, many of whom play for the Ohio State alumni team, Scarlet & Gray, in the $2 million basketball tournament known as The Tournament.“The way I look at it, I’ve been a coach my whole life,” Penn said. “I’ve always seen myself as a coach, as a leader. So for me here, this role doesn’t seem like anything new to me. This just gives me an opportunity to learn from the inside.“I think I’ll be a good asset to these guys because again, I’m a guy who’s played it and went through it. Not saying coach Holtmann and his staff won’t, but I think I bring something different to the table and I’m here to use it as much as possible.”Penn’s role will mostly be off the court as a member of the support staff, as he is not being able to coach or participate in practice against the players. He said he will still be active at practices, just not as involved as he’d like to be on the court.Away from basketball, Penn has been involved in the community, putting on skills camps for children and volunteering time at local recreational centers. He said some of that will end because of NCAA guidelines, but other charitable events will continue, such as his Cornhole 4 Cancer.Penn’s ties to the central Ohio area and the university are what made him an optimal candidate for the job, but there are plenty of similarities in the type of players Penn and Holtmann are both in search of.“You can tell how hard guys play. You can tell by the effort,” Penn said. “Yes, it’s about winning, but you also have to have the right guys on the court, the right guys in the program that’s willing to run through that wall because it’s bigger than the name on the back of the jersey. It’s about what’s on the front of the jersey.”Penn’s past success with Ohio State is a source of motivation. But it’s not just the rebuilding of the program that he is a part of now. Penn has begun a path that he hopes will lead him to being the primary man on the sidelines.“My goal isn’t to be an assistant coach my whole career. I understand the progression. There’s steps,” he said. “I just think knowing who I am — my personality — I would love to be a coach of a big program. The ultimate goal is to win national championships. If you’re not in for that, then what are you in it for.” read more

Dozens dead in Indonesia flash floods

At least 58 people have been killed in flash floods in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua.Rescue workers are struggling to reach remote parts of the province, and there are fears the number of dead may rise.Roads have been blocked by landslides and fallen trees, and floodwaters have damaged two bridges and more than 100 houses.More than 4,000 people have been forced from their homes, and some are sheltering in government offices.The town of Sentani was one of the worst affected areas (EPA Photo)Local residents said torrential rain began on Saturday evening and continued into the night, triggering mudslides and flash floods.The search for victims continues in the town of Sentani, one of the worst affected areas. Fifty-one people were killed in the town, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said, quoted by Reuters news agency.The other seven confirmed deaths were in the nearby provincial capital Jayapura, Nugroho added.However, a five-month-old baby was rescued in the city after being trapped under the rubble for hours, according to the military. Meanwhile a propeller aircraft was partly crushed on the runway of Jayapura airport.Soldiers pulled a five-month-old baby from the rubble (AFP)Flooding is common in Indonesia, especially during the October-April rainy season. In January, floods killed at least 70 people on the island of Sulawesi, and heavy rain in West Java earlier in March displaced hundreds.Emergency officials say that in recent months they had warned the Papuan authorities of flood risks due to deforestation of mountains surrounding Jayapura. Papua province borders the independent state of Papua New Guinea, to the east. (BBC) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedChina’s landslide ‘buries up to 40 people’July 10, 2013In “World”Colombia landslides: Over 200 die in Putumayo floodsApril 1, 2017In “Regional”Lombok quake: Thousands evacuated after dozens die on Indonesia islandAugust 6, 2018In “World” read more

Sexual Offences Court launched in Berbice

Cutting of the ribbons at the doors of the new Sexual Offences Court in BerbiceThe Sexual Offences Act, Section 44, provides for the establishment of a Sexual Offences Court, and in keeping with this law and after months of fruitful discussions and planning, the Supreme Court of Judicature on May 5, 2019, officially launched its second Sexual Offences Court. This new courtroom will be housed at the Berbice High Court, Esplanade Road, New Amsterdam.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the project was completed in approximately three months by VK Construction Service at the cost of G$13M.Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag), Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, while addressing the gathering at the launch, highlighted that the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has collaborated significantly with the justice department and provided much needed financial support and capacity building in the quest to ensure that justice is served in a fair, efficient and timely manner.She noted that there is a total of 37 cases involving sexual offences in the Berbice Assizes. With the new court in the district, Justice Cummings-Edwards said those issues will be dealt with in a way which respects the dignity and privacy of the victims.According to Justice Cummings-Edwards, since the doors to the first Sexual Offences Court in Georgetown was opened in November 2017, it has seen some 53 cases with convictions totalling 33 and 20 acquittals, thus far. Sentences from such convictions ranged from nine years to life imprisonment. Those crimes for which trials were conducted included seven rape cases, 21 cases with a child under 16 years, 15 cases of sexual activity with a child and family member and 1 case carnal knowledge.Deputy British High Commissioner, Ray Davidson commended the Supreme Court for establishing such an “advanced courtroom” and stated that the new system replicates “much of what is being done in the United Kingdom (UK).”UNICEF resident representative to Guyana and Suriname, Sylvia Fouet, in her remarks, pledged her organisation’s support in overcoming issues concerning sexual violence and encouraged families, specifically children, to use their services when necessary.Attending the historic event were Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne George, Magistrate Renita Singh, members of the Berbice Bar Association; Commander of B Division, Assistant Commissioner Paul Langevine, Officer in Charge of the Guyana Fire Service B Division, Mr. Scotland (GFS) and Officer in Charge of the New Amsterdam Prison Service (GPS), Superintendent Deoraj Gyandat, among others, DPI reported. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSexual Offences Court launchedNovember 14, 2017In “Court”West Dem man freed of child rape chargeNovember 20, 2017In “Court”$13M Sexual Offences Court opens in BerbiceMay 8, 2019In “Court” read more

Weba Chute Systems and Kwatani save the day at South Africa gold

first_imgWeba Chute Systems and Kwatani have come together to design and install ore silo chutes at a South Africa gold mine to reduce mill wear and other processing challenges caused by the uncontrolled flow of mined material into the mills.The solution from Weba and Kwatani, a leading local manufacture of vibrating screens and feeders, must also deal with frequent large-size material as the mine has no crushing stage before the milling circuit, Weba said.According to Weba Chute Systems Technical Advisor, Alec Bond, the over-feeding of material through the existing manually operated chutes is causing regular “mill vomit” in the mine’s four mills. The inconsistent feed exacerbates wear on mill bearings as the material’s weight shifts forwards and backwards inside the mill.The waves of material causing the “vomit” carry insufficiently milled material out of the mill, including large chunks of rock. This leads to problems for the downstream mineral processing facilities, including inefficient recovery in flotation cells and even blockages in pumps, according to Bond.“The challenge starts with the existing chutes needing constant supervision and control by operators, being opened and closed with a chain block device,” he says. “Our solution was to design a robust, self-controlling chute and feeder system that would ensure an even flow of material into the mills.”He explained that the mine’s existing system has no means of closing the silo outlet; any maintenance at the chute area requires the emptying of the silo and the stoppage of the mill. Each of the four silos has three outlet chutes.Weba Chute Systems Designer, Wesley Hunkin, says: “We therefore added a spile bar arrangement which seals off the silo. The Weba chute, which is choke fed, is placed under this installation. This allows the feed rate to be controlled by the Kwatani feeder, which has been integrated into the chute design.”The vibrating action of the feeder controls the tonnage and feed rate to the mill, keeping the flow constant. New mounting structures have been designed to accommodate each chute and feeder. There will also be civils works below the silo to provide a solid foundation that absorbs vibrations from the feeder, according to the companies.A serious challenge is over-sized rocks in the ore feed, which can be up to 800 mm in size. This makes it important for chute designs to accommodate the worst-case scenario of chutes choking, says Hunkin.He highlighted that the flow of material is also controlled to prevent direct impact onto the conveyor belt feeding the mills, and to ensure central loading onto the centre of the belt.“If the material from the feeder is biased to the one side, our chute brings everything to the centre of the conveyor,” he says. “This enhances the consistency of material flow into the mill.”Bond emphasised that the customer motivated for a concept change to address the challenges being experienced with the silo feed.“Given our materials handling experience, design expertise and high-quality local manufacturing facility, we were able to work closely with the customer and with Kwatani to turn this new concept into reality,” he said.“Our solution promises direct savings in terms of mill bearings, as well as less mill downtime. There will also be significant gains in terms of recovery rates in the plant if the flow and size of milled material can be improved.”last_img read more

Battle for greenfield mining autonomy

first_imgThe big two global giants in autonomous mining truck solutions continue to battle it out in chasing new contracts, especially for greenfield mines that offer a chance to supply more profitable “new” autonomous fleets as opposed to retrofitting autonomous capability onto existing fleets.The main battle grounds remain Australian iron ore in Western Australia’s Pilbara region and Canadian oil sands in the Alberta production hub centred on Fort McMurray, though there are also surface haul truck autonomy trials ongoing in other mine types such as iron ore in other parts of the world, gold, coal and copper.In iron ore the competition has turned traditional norms on their head.Rio Tinto, traditionally a Komatsu truck user, announced earlier in 2019 that it had agreed to work together with Caterpillar to create an automated mine operation at the Koodaideri iron ore project, in Western Australia. The agreement will see Cat® and dealer WesTrac supply and support mining machines, automation and enterprise technology systems for the new mine. Rio, in a separate release, said this would see the supply of a fleet of 20 new autonomous 793F trucks.Then in September, BHP, traditionally a Caterpillar truck user, turned the tables again by announcing that it will deploy 41 new Komatsu 930E-5 ultra-class autonomous haul trucks at its new South Flank iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, commencing in October 2019.But OEM battles aside, autonomy comes with its own issues. This includes the mine having sufficient network capacity in place but also other practicalities like how it ties in with haul road design and how it affects OTR tyre performance.This tyre angle is being delved into in some detail by Tony Cutler, Principal at specialist consultancy OTR Global, at the forthcoming inaugural Truck & Shovel Conference from International Mining Events, running 19-20 September in Singapore at the InterContinental, Middle Road.His talk, “Factoring tyres into autonomous haulage”, will point out that since 2008, over 400 autonomous haul trucks have entered commercial operation on open-pit mines and, while autonomous haulage offers improved productivity, safety and operating cost, he argues that the main constraint to maximising these benefits is tyres. This presentation identifies the limitations associated with tyres – some inherent to the tyres, others to the autonomous systems and operating environments – and suggests solutions.Cutler will be joined in an autonomy related session by Drew Larsen, Director of Business Development, ASI Mining, in a presentation titled: ‘Autonomous Mining – more feasible than you might think’.The company, 34% owned by global mining OEM Epiroc, began work on a project with Barrick Gold to retrofit and automate a fleet of Komatsu 930-E Ultra Class haul trucks at the Arturo joint venture operation in Nevada, last year, and judging from Barrick’s commentary in its June quarter results, the gold miner is happy with how things are going.Interestingly, Barrick said initially none of the OEMs wanted to engage in the project, “due to the mammoth task of retrofitting an autonomous system to a 20-year-old fleet of ultra-class trucks and the technological limitations that come with that age of machine”.Barrick found another partner in ASI that specialises in autonomous solutions both inside and outside the mining industry and has now successfully completed a proof of concept (POC) utilising five haulage units “that have delivered over 5.5 Mt faster than any other similar POC in the industry”, it said.These autonomous solutions require a lot of data to be effective and while there are no shortages of nodes on equipment nowadays, the haulage and loading industry is still coming to terms with how best to leverage this data.Speakers from Komatsu will be confronting this issue head on at the event, with Jason Knuth, Senior Manager – Data Solutions, and Simon Van Wegen, Product Manager – Data Solutions, presenting a keynote titled, “Data-driven designs for dynamic mining environments”.The two intend to reveal how OEMs are leveraging the plethora of data nodes on smart equipment to adapt equipment and design solutions for the modern mine environment.To hear from more speakers like this, register for Truck & Shovel by clicking here.last_img read more

Demis Grigoras to join Chambery Savoie

One of the best Romanian handball players, right back Demis Grigoras, will change Hungary for France from the next summer, according sources.His new destination will be Chambery Savoie, currently the fourth team of the French LidlStar Ligue.Grigoras playing at the third power of Hungarian handball Tatabanya Grundfos. He came there in 2016 from domestic Politehnica Timisoara. Chambery SavoieDemis Grigoras ← Previous Story GONZALES BELIEVES IN LATVIAN: Dainis Kristopans to PSG Handball Next Story → Patrice Canayer is NBSC World Handball Coach 2018 read more

NGuessan partybreaker in Berlin Buzzerbeater GermanFrench draw

Timothey N’GuessanWorld Handball Championship 2019 Timothey N’Guessan was “partybreaker” in Berlin when his buzzer-beater put on silence “Mercedes Benz Arena” for 25:25 between Germany and France.The French left back has found the way to the net and secured place in the Main Round in Cologne for his team. Germany also booked place for Lanxess Arena battles.Germany – France 25-25  (12-10)Germany: Uwe Gensheimer 4, Martin Strobel 4, Fabian Wiede 4, Hendrik Pekeler 3, Patrick Groetzki 3, Fabian Bohm 2, Jannik Kohlbacher 2, Paul Drux 2, Steffen Fath 1.France: Kentin Mahe 9, Nedim Remili 3, Ludovic Fabregas 3, Romain Lagarde 2, Dika Mem 2, Mathieu Grebille 2, Timothey N´Guessan 1, Luc Abalo 1, Michael Guigou 1, Luka Karabatic 1.Serbia beat Korea 31:29, while Brazil came closer to Main Round by beating Russia…STANDINg:France 7Germany 6Russia 4Brazil 4Serbia 3Korea 0 ← Previous Story Brazil close to the biggest results in the history! Next Story → Norway and Denmark secure Main Round, Tunisia close to No.3 read more

Brazil write best chapter of handball history

For the first time in handball history, two teams from Africa (Tunisia and Egypt) and one from PanAmerica (Brazil) qualified for TOP 12 phase of the World Championship 2019.Brazil beat Korea 35:26 to secure third position and place in Cologne, where on Saturday will start Main Round Group.Germany outplayed Serbia 31:23 in front of 14.000 fans at Mercedes Benz Arena, while FranceSTANDING:France 9Germany 8Brazil 6Russia 4Serbia 3Korea 0 brazil ← Previous Story Qatar defeated Argentina narrowly and finished 4th in group D Next Story → Denmark and Croatia lead groups – #Handball19 Main Round schedule read more