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All eyes on RLSP executive meet today

first_imgThe Rashtriya Lok Samata Party’s State executive meeting will be held here on Saturday amid speculation that its founding president and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha could make a “big announcement” with regard to his continuance in the BJP-led NDA.Mercurial RLSP leader Nagamani echoed the prevailing mood on the eve of the meeting with a cryptic remark, “There will be a big explosion in a day or two.”‘Not pulling the plug’However, a senior party leader said, “We are not going to pull the plug on NDA. The ball is in the BJP’s court. They have to come clean on whether they value the support we had extended when Nitish Kumar left them high and dry ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.”Mr. Kushwaha, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, had left for Delhi on Thursday, announcing that he had sought an appointment with BJP chief Amit Shah to gain clarity on the issue of seat-sharing among the NDA constituents in Bihar, and also his alleged humiliation at the hands of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.Bids to woo KushwahaThe RLSP chief is expected to fly back here on Saturday morning to attend the State executive meeting which would also be eagerly watched by the opposition Grand Alliance comprising the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and Hindustani Awam Morcha, which has been trying to woo Mr. Kushwaha for quite some time.A former Janata Dal (United) leader, Mr. Kushwaha had quit the party and floated his own outfit in 2013.last_img read more

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first_imgStating that NGT had in January 2015 declared that any Stating that NGT had in January 2015 declared that any construction on Yamuna banks would be deemed a criminal act, Azad said big structures were being built to hold the event on 1000 acres of land. Diesel generators, car parking and sound sets are being set up, with the Delhi Police warning of stampede, pandemonium and chaos. No permission for structural safety has been given, while there was also a security angle involved with Pakistan warning of terror strikes, he said. “This function could have been held anywhere but not at the cost of Yamuna.” M S Gill (Cong) asked if the Army would also be sent out to build bridges across Sutlej and other rivers by events by other spiritual gurus. He referred to the Commonwealth Games village also built on the Yamuna banks which saw flooding in October 2010. Naqvi said NGT was hearing the issue and the programme was happening with all permissions. “You cannot doubt his (Ravi Shankar) intentions. He is running a campaign to clean Yamuna and is committed to protection of environment. It is not right to question his intentions,” he said. Leader of the House and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asked whether the issue “should be heard here (in Rajya Sabha) or in the National Green Tribunal.” If a matter is pending before any tribunal, it cannot be raised here, he said. “How is chair even allowing this? The rules are clear on this,” he said quoting a rule of business procedure. As Kurien took up other issues, Congress, SP, JD-U and Left members were up on their feet rejecting the government response. They soon trooped into the Well raising slogans. “What is the rationale for coming and disturbing the House. This is unjustifiable. This is unnecessary shouting,” Kurien said and urged the members to return to their seats. Amid sloganeering, Sharad Yadav cited a rule to counter Jaitley for citing a rule that matters pending before court or tribunal could not be raised in the House. “(He) is misleading the House,” Yadav said. Congress members continued to raising slogans. At one point AIADMK members too trooped in the Well. However, the reason could not be known amid din. The Deputy Chairman kept asking the protesting members to return to their seats as some members sought to raise Zero Hour issues. “You people are becoming laughing stock before the people and country,” Kurien told protesting members. Towards the end of Zero Hour, the Chair adjourned the House for two minutes. PTI NKD ANZ ARCadvertisementlast_img read more

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Skylar Diggins-Smith has new outlook after giving birth to son

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Diggins-Smith will have her son with her as she plays with the U.S. national women’s basketball team during the four-game college exhibition tour that begins Saturday against No. 3 Stanford. It will be her first game action in over a year. He’ll also go to Argentina with his mom for the FIBA Tournament later this month.“He’ll always be around me. We’re attached at the hip,” she said. “We don’t’ have babysitters and nannies. It’s not his first road show. He’s got his passport and everything.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceDiggins-Smith missed all of last season while getting back in shape. The four-time All-Star also said she was dealing with post-partum depression.“I’ve been open about my struggles,” she said. “We can do better in the WNBA to provide resources for mothers. There are resources we need as moms. I had a tough time when I came back dealing with post-partum depression, separation anxiety. You’re pumping, you’re doing everything. If I had a job that started at 11, I could clock in then. Practice, rehabbing. It was a lot for me to handle to be away.” For now, she’s just excited to be back on the court and playing with the U.S. team in front of her son.“This is a great chance to play and dust some cobwebs off and get my legs back,” she said. “It’s different than an injury. I’m just trying to get in shape. Never feel like I want to be where I want anyways. For me it’s about going through it. I’m most confident when I’m prepared. Continue to practice and get my reps in. See how I can get better from there.”She hopes that her son also will be making a trip to Tokyo next summer to the Olympics. If she does make the roster, it would be Diggins-Smith’s first time playing in a major tournament for the U.S. national team. The No. 3 pick in the 2013 WNBA draft was one of the final cuts for the 2014 World Championship team. An ACL tear in 2015 ruined her chances of being on the team for the Rio Olympics in 2016.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Diggins-Smith sounded off on social media last month about some of her frustrations and lack of support . She also said that she played the entire 2018 season pregnant.The 29-year-old Notre Dame graduate said despite receiving some negative response to her comments, she didn’t regret speaking out and is happy that the conversation has started.“We can do a better job in every industry supporting working moms whatever that is,” she said. “It’s a great time to open up the conversation about ways we can continue to support and provide resources for working moms. Have policies for a women’s league regarding maternity and resources.”Diggins-Smith said she’s had conversations with many of the other moms around the league and plans to talk to all of them at some point. With a new Collective Bargaining Agreement being discussed, right now it’s something that’s important to many of the players.“This is something I’ve been working on. Putting actions behind the words. I love the city of Dallas. I’m talking about improving conditions in the WNBA for working mothers. That’s part of our grind and uphill battle. Everybody in the Wings and WNBA understand that there are things we need as moms and that has to happen. I’m not ashamed to say that out loud. Women in the labor force, we have a right to have private access to a room where we can pump and nurse. Have a room that no one else has access too. We have a right to put our breast milk away from others. I’m going to keep working toward improving things for the WNBA. Keep saying how I feel. Anyone who disagrees or wants to be part of the conversation I welcome that.”ADVERTISEMENT Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day PLAY LIST 01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Rice industry paralysis FILE – In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Team Candace Parker’s Skylar Diggins-Smith, center, goes to the basket past Team Delle Donne’s A’ja Wilson (22) during the first half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game in Minneapolis. Diggins-Smith was excited to be back on the court and playing for USA Basketball after missing all of this past WNBA season because she gave birth to a son last spring. The Wings guard is part of the U.S. women’s national team that will play four exhibition games against college teams–starting with No. 3 Stanford on Saturday–before heading to Argentina to play in a FIBA tournament. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)NEW YORK — Skylar Diggins-Smith’s outlook on life has changed after giving birth to her son last spring.“It’s different how I approach everything. I don’t look at it like it’s a job,” the Dallas Wings’ guard told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday. “It’s the best feeling in the world. I look at him and can’t believe it’s real or he’s ours. I have a great partner in crime (in my husband). He really is a great baby. I don’t want to spend time away from him. It puts everything in perspective. Nothing’s that bad when I get to go home and see my son and husband. That’s my legacy. He’s watching me if I bring him to the workouts. He’ll watch me work out and holds me accountable to be the best I can be to be a good example.”ADVERTISEMENT Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’center_img What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Asian Airgun Championship: India walks away with 16 gold medals after finals

first_imgIndian shooters continued their dominance claiming half a dozen gold medals on the final day of the Asian Airgun Championships to sign off with a total of 25 medals in Taoyuan, Taipei.India finished with 16 gold, five silver and four bronze.On the last day of the competition, Yash Vardhan and Shreya Agrawal bagged three gold medals each.Yash finished on top in 10m Air Rifle men’s junior event. He then clinched the yellow metal in Team competition with his partners — Keval Prajpati and Aishwary Tomar.The pair of Shreya Agrawal and Yash Vardhan on the left and Mehuli Ghosh and Keval Prajapati on the right who won Gold & Silver at the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event of the 12th Asian Airgun Championship 2019 in Taipei #AsianAirgun @ISSF_Shooting pic.twitter.com/h1HHSMprvJNRAI (@OfficialNRAI) March 28, 2019Yash scored 249.5, while Keval and Aishwary shot 247.3 and 226.1 for silver and bronze respectively.Earlier Vardhan and Shreya combined to win the Mixed Team Rifle junior event.The team of #DivyanshPanwar, #RaviKumar & #DeepakKumar helped India to a gold medalin 10m Air Rifle Team event at Asian Airgun C’ships.All 3 train under #ComeAndPlayScheme at #SAI Dr KSSR & are #TOPSAthlete.Fantastic show, Kudos!@Ra_THORe @OfficialNRAI #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/RlUmYeJSyD SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) March 31, 2019Shreya won the gold in the 10m Air Rifle women’s junior event. She also won the Team gold along with Mehuli Ghosh and Kavi Chakkaravarthy.Shreya’s gold winning 24-shots ended on an impressive 252.5, while Mehuli settled for individual bronze with an effort of 228.3. Kavi was fourth.advertisementIndian shooting’s next assignment is scheduled at Al Ain, UAE where the ISSF Shotgun World Cup stage two commences on April 5.Also Read | Asian Airgun Championship: Bhaker, Saurabh win 10m air pistol mixed team goldAlso Read | Asian Airgun Championships: India’s gold haul rises to 8 after Sarabjot, Esha winAlso Read | Asian Airgun Championship: Indian shooters continue their dominance, make clean sweep of gold medalsAlso Watch | Want to be at the top of my game ahead of Olympics, says Indian shooter Apurvi Chandelalast_img read more

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Micromax Infinity N12 review: Attractive design and a good selfie camera

first_imgSmartphone market in India today is being ruled by Chinese companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus. In middle of intense competition from the Chinese smartphone makers, Micromax is the one Indian company that has managed to keep its head above water. But barely. It has lost much market share in the last two years. Though the Gurugram-headquartered tech company had been silent for most parts of 2018, it ended the year on a high-note by launching two new smartphones– the Micromax Infinity N12 and the Micromax Infinity N11– in India.While Micromax Infinity N11 with its 2GB RAM and 8MP front camera is priced at Rs 8,999, its elder sibling- the Micromax Infinity N12– is available for Rs 9,999 across all Micromax retail stores in India.This is the review of the Infinity N12, which comes with slightly better hardware than the Infinity N11. The Infinity N12 not only features more RAM but it also comes with a better selfie camera. Front camera is definitely one of the high points of the Infinity N12. The phone also comes with a gigantic battery that ensures that you don’t run out of juice no matter what you do. What adds to the overall allure of the phone is its sturdy built and its premium appeal.Before I talk about the phone in detail here is a quick look at the key specs of the Micromax Infinity N12.Micromax Infinity N12 specificationsScreen: 6.2-inch with HD+ displayProcessor: 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processoradvertisementRAM: 3GBStorage: 32GB internal storageOperating System: Android 8.1 OreoCamera: 13MP + 5MP rear. 16MP frontConnectivity: Dual VoLTE aka dual-SIM support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm jackBattery: 4,000mAh Premium looks, sturdy buildThe way the product lineup of Micromax looks right now, I believe the Infinity N12 is one of the better-looking phones from the company. With the Infinity N12, Micromax also joins the trend of having a notch on top of the screen, something that also adds to the phone’s visual appeal.The Micromax Infinity N12 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a screen aspect ratio of 18.9:9. The screen size is neither too big, nor small. The aspect ratio, although seemingly odd, keeps the width of the screen manageable. The result is that the phone looks balanced and sits comfortably in the hands.On the back, the Infinity N12 sports glossy finish. The Micromax Infinity N12 comes with a plastic body with a glossy finish at the back. While this sheen gives it a premium appeal, it also makes it susceptible to smudges. Funnily, it makes you feel like a character from one of the old crime movies wherein the suspect leaves their fingerprint all over the murder weapon you see what I mean? I like the overall looks of the Infinity N12. The glossy finish, albeit prone to smudges, make the design look premium. But I don’t entirely like the plastic. Phones in this price range are now coming with metal back covers and it would have been nice to see the Infinity N12 too using some metal in its body. The use plastic, on the other hand, has couple of positives. Despite its large screen, the N12 is a relatively light phone. And two, I believe the Infinity N12 is more durable. The flexibility of plastic means it can take an accidental fall or two with ease.I found the display of the Infinity N12 to be sufficiently bright in the indoor light. However, it was the outdoor lighting condition where the display failed to charm me. Even with the brightness set on max, the screen just isn’t bright enough. Apart from that I found the video playback to be a bit patchy. The screen just didn’t do justice to the visuals. For regular use, the colours seem good enough, just don’t expect to see brilliant contrast in your sunset photos on this phone.Clean software, decent performerOne of the best things about the Micromax Infinity N12 is its software. The phone comes with Android 8.1 Oreo with and Micromax has mostly kept the look and feel of the stock Android alive. The buttons are well-rounded and you can get access to all the apps in the phone using a simple swipe on the home screen.The phone comes pre-loaded with all the essential apps including Google’s app package, Facebook, Amazon and Paytm. In addition to that, it has Micromax’s native App Centre and M! Browser apps.The Micromax Infinity N12 does a decent job when it comes to handling the chores of the daily life. You can juice it up once and leave your charger behind without worrying about the battery running out halfway.The phone mostly works without a hitch. Though there is a noticeable lag — say 3-4 seconds on an average — in using apps and browsing through them. The app interface isn’t as smooth as I would like it to be, especially since it goes toe to toe with Xiaomi phones, which are incredibly popular with people shopping for phones under Rs 10,000. Having said that, what’s good about this phone is that though it might be slow at times, but it is consistent. To put it simply, you won’t see it stop working or freezing.advertisement The Infinity N12 comes with face unlock feature, and despite its relatively low price, I was surprised to find that the features works well in the phone. In fact, both face unlock and the fingerprint sensor are very quick at unlocking the phone.Good for selfiesThe Infinity N12 comes with dual camera setup at the back. This uses a 13MP primary sensor + 5MP secondary camera. On the front there is a 16MP camera with a wide-angle lens. Such a stellar combination of camera lenses should ideally fetch you Insta-worthy clicks all the time. Except that it doesn’t. Not all the time anyway.When it comes to the camera, the Micromax Infinity N12 has its hits and misses. While it snaps considerably good shots in some conditions, it misses out badly in others. Outdoor photography, for instance, is an area where Infinity N12 will not disappoint you. It clicks good shots, especially for a phone worth 10 grand, even without the AI butting in. On the hindsight, you would barely be able to make-out the difference between the AI and non-AI shots in the bright outdoor light. This is true for selfies as well. However, the AI mode does manage better photos. Take the phone indoors and the results get tricky. While the selfies are still good — that nice 16MP camera there — and the AI mode definitely changes the things for better, the same cannot be said for the rear camera where it fairs average. The night time photography, on the other hand, is a different ball game altogether as the phone produces grainy images even with the AI mode turned on.IMAGE SAMPLESDecent battery lifeThe Micromax Infinity N12 does a decent job when it comes to handling the chores of the daily life. You can juice it up once and leave your charger behind without worrying about the battery running out halfway.In my usage I found the Micromax Infinity N12 lasting whole day with ease, with the usage primarily involved listening to music every now and then, checking out my social media profiles– Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter– every now and then, responding to mails and chats and attending a couple of calls.Suffice to say that with its 4,000mAh battery, the phone will satisfy those who want a good battery life from their phones.advertisementShould you buy Micromax Infinity N12?Yes. But conditional. There are better phones in this price bracket — Redmi 6 Pro, for example. But if for some reason you can’t get them or don’t want to get them, the Micromax Infinity N12 is worth its price and is good enough. Its performance is decent, its software is clean, its selfie camera is good and rear cameras are decent in good light, and its battery is fantastic. You may even like its design and that 6.2-inch screen, while not a match for what you will see on a Galaxy phone, is neat enough for a Rs 10,000 phone. It works without a hitch and has a battery that doesn’t need charging every five minutes. All of this definitely make it a phone worth considering.Micromax Infinity N12 review7/10ProsDesignBatterySoftwareConsCameras in low lightDisplay lacks contrastlast_img read more

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Bayern Munich rope in France defender Benjamin Pavard from VfB Stuttgart

first_img Reuters BerlinJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 15:26 IST Pavard will join the German champions on a five-year deal from next season (Reuters Photo)Bayern Munich have reached an agreement to sign French defender Benjamin Pavard, who will join the German champions on a five-year deal from next season, the Bavarian club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said on Wednesday.The 22-year-old currently plays for Bundesliga rivals VfB Stuttgart and was involved in France’s 2018 World Cup final victory over Croatia in Russia, a tournament where he also scored a stunning goal in the Round of 16 win over Argentina.”I can announce that we managed to get the services of Benjamin Pavard from July 1, 2019, Salihamidzic told reporters during a Bayern training camp in Qatar, without giving any financial details of the transfer.”He signed a five-year contract.”The season resumes next week after the annual winter break with Bayern, who have won the last six league titles, in second place, six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.Also Watch:For 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Benjamin PavardFollow Bayern MunichFollow VfB Stuttgart Bayern Munich rope in France defender Benjamin Pavard from VfB StuttgartBenajmin Pavard currently plays for Bundesliga rivals VfB Stuttgart and was involved in France’s 2018 World Cup final victory over Croatia in Russia.advertisementlast_img read more

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Local Libraries Celebrate Summer Reading Program

first_imgEven in July and August, Nova Scotia young people are cracking the books. But in those months, it’s for summer reading programs offered through local libraries. All libraries across Nova Scotia are offering the Summer Reading Club, encouraging children age five to 12 years old to read books this summer. Program registration is available at local library branches. The program runs until the end of August. “Encouraging our children to be active readers over the summer months will help them build confidence in their reading skills, which is key to success in education,” said Education Minister Karen Casey. “Our public libraries offer free access to a wide range of programs and collections that will help participants continue to develop their reading skills.” Last year, more than 10,000 children participated in the summer reading club. This year’s participants will have fun exploring the theme Lost Worlds. Each participant will receive a reading kit with a poster, sticker sheet, and a logbook to track progress. Many libraries will also offer reading games, discussions, book-related crafts, author visits and story-telling sessions. Participants are encouraged to contact local library branches to find out more about launches and special events over the summer. The Summer Reading Club is a national initiative organized by TD Bank Financial Group in co-operation with Library and Archives Canada, and implemented annually through public libraries.last_img read more

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Support for Bryony House and Victims of Domestic Violence

first_imgThe Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are investing in the replacement of Bryony House, a 24-bed shelter for women and children in Halifax, who are victims of domestic violence. Up to $3 million will be committed for the construction of a new building that can better meet the needs of families. “The current house has done its duty,” said Joanne Bernard, Minister of Community Services. “Bryony House has kept many women and children safe from domestic violence for almost 40 years. We’re proud to partner with the Government of Canada to strengthen our community transition houses for Nova Scotians that need the supports.” Funding for victims of domestic violence was named as a priority area for increased investment from the new federal and provincial agreement, announced in August. This agreement will see an additional $75 million in affordable housing projects in Nova Scotia, doubling the current level of funding under the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement. “Through investments in affordable housing, government is providing assistance to those who need it most here in Nova Scotia and in all corners of the country,” said Scott Brison, president of the Treasury Board, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. “Projects like Bryony House will provide more than just safe and affordable places to live, they are key to a better life for the residents who will call them home.” “On behalf of the board of directors, I want to thank the Nova Scotia and federal governments’ investment in the staff and management at Bryony House and the valuable work they do in supporting women and children escaping abuse,” said Sharon Skaling, chair, Bryony House board of directors. “We are proud to serve as this next exciting stage of growth takes shape.” Housing Nova Scotia will invest a total of $5.2 million in federal funding to support the construction and renovation of shelters for victims of domestic violence and transition houses. The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women is assisting shelter services for victims of domestic violence and transition houses with applications for funding. The application process will run until Nov. 4.last_img read more

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Committee to probe deaths at National Hospital

A committee has been appointed to investigate the deaths of four individuals at the Colombo National Hospital, the Ministry of Health said today.The four patients had died after undergoing heart surgery at the hospital this week. Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has appointed a three member committee to investigate the deaths and submit a report today.According to the Health Ministry, the four patients were among six patients who underwent heart surgery at the hospital on Monday. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Security Council encourages political parties in Burundi to work together

Council members called on the Government and the parties to ensure that the necessary conditions, including security protection, were put in place as soon as possible to help ease the return of exiled political leaders, Ambassador Alfonso Valdivieso of Colombia, the current Council President, said in a press statement at UN Headquarters in New York. The members of the Council urged the Forces for National Liberation (FNL) and the Forces for the Defence of Democracy (FDD) to enter into negotiations for a cessation of hostilities without further delay. They also called on Burundi’s neighbours “to use their collective and individual influence to help the parties advance positively in the peace process.” Furthermore, Council members remained “deeply concerned” at the country’s humanitarian situation and urged all parties “to respect human rights and international humanitarian law as well as to facilitate access by humanitarian personnel to populations in need,” Ambassador Valdivieso said. Earlier Friday, the Council met behind closed doors for a briefing on the latest developments in Burundi by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Danilo Türk. According to a UN spokesman, Mr. Türk said that despite the fourth meeting of the Implementation Monitoring Committee for Burundi, which had ended on Monday, and the round of ceasefire talks held in South Africa under the facilitation of Deputy President Jacob Zuma, the security and humanitarian situation in the country had not improved.Mr. Türk noted some positive developments on the political front, however, including progress in the work of the Implementation Monitoring Committee and cooperation from most of the parties. At the same time, over the past two months, “close to 30,000 people have been displaced in Bujumbura-rural,” the spokesman said. read more

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Political activist Harry Leslie Smith seriously ill in hospital

Jeremy Corbyn has led well-wishers after it emerged the Second World War veteran and political activist Harry Leslie Smith is seriously ill in hospital.The 95-year-old was “not in a good way” and had been taken into A&E, his son, John, said.Mr Smith was understood to have fallen ill in Canada, where he was visiting his son, the Daily Mirror reported.Born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Mr Smith served with the RAF in Germany and in recent years campaigned on behalf of the NHS.On Wednesday morning, #IStandWithHarry was trending on Twitter as messages of support flooded in. Mr Corbyn said: “Very sorry to hear this. Please pass on my best to Harry. We need him to get well soon as the National Health Service, and our movement, needs him.”Karl Turner, Shadow transport minister, added: “Very much hope Harry makes a full recovery. We need him.”A tweet from his son posted on Harryslaststand on Wednesday morning said: “It is after midnight here but I think he will see the morning and then we will go from there.”Earlier, he said: “After being examined by the icu doctor, Harry exclaims, ‘I can assure you, I am not ready to die because I have too much work to do’.” This is Harry Leslie Smith’s son, John. Harry is in A & E and not in a good way. He asked me to inform you in case things don’t work out. I will keep you posted.— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) November 20, 2018 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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AusTin Mining weighing up oresorting at Taronga following positive tests

first_imgTOMRA is continuing to win praise for its sensor-based ore sorting technology, with AusTin Mining being the latest company to say pilot test work indicated the process could remove a significant amount of waste and boost grades.The company had previously carried out a 60 kg trial with TOMRA on material from the Taronga project in New South Wales, Australia, which indicated X-ray Transmission (XRT) ore sorting was effective.The latest test work went a step further, with 1.6 t of material grading 0.15% Sn from the Northern Zone of the Taronga deposit being crushed and run through an XRT-1200 sorter in a series of tests for different sizes.In summary, the latest result indicated:Significant mass rejection (up to 66%) to waste may be achieved. This could either reduce the scale of the downstream processing plant and/or enable an increased plat throughput;Uplift (up to three times) in the grade of sorted product, which could increase the tin units reporting to a downstream processing plant;Increase (over three times) in the grade of fines (-8 mm) material, highlighting the potential for preliminary beneficiation in conjunction with ore sorting, and;Consistent waste grades across all tests, indicating the potential to increase tin recovery with increasing feed grade.CEO, Peter Williams said of the results: “Aus Tin Mining is encouraged by the benefits ore sorting could deliver for the Taronga tin project, not only including the potential uplift in grade, but also the scope for lower costs and the long-term potential opportunity to exploit more of the mineral resource.”Williams added that the Stage 1 project at Taronga would provide an “ideal opportunity to test and optimise the technology”.In 2015, the company announced it would commence a Stage 1 development comprising a 340,000 t trial mine within the Northern Zone ore reserves and pilot processing plant able to produce a saleable concentrate over an 18-24 month period. The company is currently in the process of progressing outstanding regulatory approvals and contractor negotiations for this project.In the coming weeks, AusTin intends to evaluate whether to proceed with an ore-sorting trial in conjunction with the Stage 1 project, including considerations for additional costs and existing approvals.“The company will also transport the residual material from the ore-sorting test work to the Granville tin project to assess the material for downstream gravity and flotation processes,” the company said.The Taronga tin project comprises two major zones of quartz-cassiterite, sheeted vein-style mineralisation. The Northern Zone accounts for approximately 70% of the total mineral resource (27 Mt at 0.15% Sn for 40,100 t contained tin) and is open at depth. The Southern Zone (9.3 Mt at 0.19% Sn for 17,100 t contained tin) comprises a very coarse cassiterite demonstrating superior metallurgical properties plus contains higher tin, copper and silver grades.last_img read more

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Cat backs autonomy with large mining truck line roll out

first_imgCaterpillar already has seven autonomous haul fleets running around the globe, with an eighth to come online next year at Fortescue Metal Group’s Cloudbreak iron ore mine.Yet, the company is continuing to drive forward with its autonomous offering with plans to make its entire large mining truck class autonomy-ready.Cat is currently running the 789D, 793F and 797F in autonomous mode with its Command for hauling module, part of its MineStar system. It has over 100 trucks in the field, which have hauled more than 600 Mt of material.The company revealed on Thursday at its Tinaja Hills facility in Tucson, Arizona, that it has plans to roll out autonomy across the whole group of large mining trucks. This includes the newly-added electric drive 796 AC and 798 AC haul trucks.This move shows the company’s intent when it comes to automating mine site haulage, providing various payload options across its large mining trucks.It is also a reflection of how the benefits of autonomy are becoming apparent to Cat’s current and future customers, with Cat pointing out that mining operators are realising they can continue to reach production goals with smaller machines than previously used in manned operations.last_img read more

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Hillary Clinton was asked if parties should enter Government with Sinn Féin

first_imgHILLARY CLINTON SAYS that she “cares deeply about what happens in Northern Ireland” but refused to be drawn on whether parties in southern Ireland should enter Government with Sinn Féin.The former US Senator, Secretary of State and First Lady spoke with Seán O’Rourke on RTÉ this morning and was asked, in light of her and her husband’s involvement with the peace process, whether she was disappointed that Irish parties would rule out a coalition with Sinn Féin.“I’m not going to comment on internal Irish politics,” she responded.I have enough challenges dealing with American politics. But obviously people in any democracy have the right to vote and when those votes are counted then I think the responsibility of governing falls on those who have been elected whichever way they organise themselves.While her husband was US President, Bill Clinton made a controversial decision to grant Gerry Adams an entry visa into the United States in the period before the 1994 IRA ceasefire. The decision was criticised by some because of the status of the IRA as a terrorist organisation in the US, but the move was credited as being vital in allowing Adams to discuss the peace process with US-based backers of the IRA.But Clinton did say that she and her husband both continue to monitor developments in Ireland closely, making reference to the current impasse.“I care deeply about what happens in Northern Ireland as does my husband,” she said.“So much has been accomplished. I know there are obstacles in the way of trying to achieve all the goals that everyone hopes for, but I certainly pray that everyone keeps their eyes on the ultimate goal on trying to make sure that people can live in peace and security.”In the varied interview, Clinton discussed topics such as her vote in favour of the Iraq war, the capture of Osama Bin Laden while Secretary of State as well as her front-row position in two different presidencies.Asked to compare Barack Obama and her husband, she said she is “very proud of both of them”.I’m certainly proud of my husband, the President I have been married to and have watched him do good things for our country as well as the things he did in working with the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.Clinton also responded to questions about whether she would run for the US Presidency in 2016. O’Rourke put it to her that in her new book she talks about disappointing the supporters of her failed bid in 2008 and whether not running in two years time would further disappoint the people already campaigning for her:I’m not going to send anybody a signal pro or con because ultimately people are allowed and encouraged to do whatever they desire. I’m the one who’s going to have to make the final decision and I have lot to consider.“I’m very honoured by the enthusiasm and by the energy that people are putting into encouraging me and persuading me to make the decision they want me to make but that’s now way to do this,” she said.Read: Unlike Bill, Hillary Clinton has never smoked cannabis…and she doesn’t intend to start >Read: Clinton: I wish Monica Lewinsky well, I hope she builds a life she finds meaning in >last_img read more

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A massive undersea cable will be built between Dublin and Paris

first_imgA massive undersea cable will be built between Dublin and Paris The system is scheduled to be ready for service in late 2018. Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3198957 Jan 22nd 2017, 8:45 AM TWO COMPANIES THIS week announced they will build an undersea cable from Ireland to France.Ireland-France Subsea Cable Limited this week announced a partnership with Tiger Infrastructure Partners to finance and construct IFC-1, a submarine fiber-optic cable system that will be the first and only direct subsea cable between Ireland and France.The IFC-1 system will be a state-of-the-art subsea cable and provide ultra-high capacity transmission to telecommunication carriers, Internet companies and large enterprises in Ireland looking for connectivity to continental Europe.“The massive growth of Ireland’s data center industry and the requirement for resilient telecommunications infrastructure has created the need for a new, direct route to continental Europe,” said Michael Cunningham, Chairman of IFSC.“We are delighted that Tiger Infrastructure shares our vision and look forward to having them as our partner.”The cable has been designed to extend terrestrially into Dublin and Paris providing connectivity and enabling long digital line segments. The system is scheduled to be ready for service in late 2018.Read: Sisters behind Irish fashion startup Opsh step down after falling victim to the ‘investment chasm’ 44 Comments Sunday 22 Jan 2017, 8:45 AM Image: Shutterstock/unterwegs Share Tweet Email3 Image: Shutterstock/unterwegs 35,637 Views By Paul Hosford Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl

first_img Jun 21st 2018, 8:09 AM 33,016 Views Short URL 66 Comments NEW ZEALAND PRIME minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl in an Auckland hospital, becoming only the second world leader to do so while in office.“I’m sure we’re going through all of the emotions new parents go through, but at the same time feeling so grateful for all the kindness and best wishes from so many people. Thank you,” the 37-year-old said in a statement.She added that both mother and daughter were doing well.Ardern follows in the footsteps of the late Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who in 1990 became the only women in recorded history to give birth while in power.Deputy Winston Peters is now acting prime minister while Ardern takes six weeks of maternity leave.Ardern’s due date was 17 June. The birth has been highly anticipated in the South Pacific nation of nearly five million people.© – AFP 2018 With reporting from AP By AFP Share5 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 21 Jun 2018, 8:09 AM New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl Jacinda Ardern becomes just the second world leader to give birth while in office. http://jrnl.ie/4082940 last_img read more

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Fabinho reveals PSG interest

first_imgFabinho insists he is enjoying Life at Liverpool and after turning down the offer to join Paris Saint-Germain.The Brazilian has become a mainstay in the Reds starting line-up and has played a pivotal role in their title ambition despite a slow start.Fabinho joined Liverpool from Monaco in a £44m deal last summer but was linked with a return to France with Paris Saint Germain in November.“I never thought of going elsewhere,” Fabinho told L’Equipe and cited via Sky.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“I know a lot of things were written in the newspapers, but it wasn’t true. What’s funny is that this PSG loan story came out just before our Champions League match [on November 28].“I had already experienced a similar story the day before the Coupe de la Ligue final between PSG and Monaco [in March 2018]. It’s a strange coincidence, isn’t it?”“If I had to sign at PSG, it’s the year before it could have been done,” Fabinho added.“They were very interested, I talked a lot with Antero Henrique [PSG’s sporting director] and the club’s leaders, but it didn’t work. The year after, I did not wait for them and then I thought it was time to leave France.”last_img read more

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Bengal Tiger Cub rescued from the border is recovering from successful surgery

first_imgBengal Tiger Cub rescued from the border is recovering from successful surgery KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Bengal Tiger Cub that was confiscated at the border last summer is recovering from surgery.“Moka” had surgery earlier this week to fix an intestinal obstruction and other medical issues.According to the UT, the cub fell acutely ill on Sunday and the surgery was deemed necessary. He will be in observation for another week or so to ensure his recovery goes smoothly. San Diego Safari Park officials said it appeared Moka’s condition was likely the result of a poor diet or other complications suffered during his first six weeks of life. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter March 9, 2018 Posted: March 9, 2018last_img read more

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Big KRIT Drops Stunning Video For Energy Shares Message Of Positivity

first_img Facebook “It’s important more than ever to show the positive energy of life,” the Southern rapper saidAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Apr 10, 2019 – 12:09 pm Meridian, Miss.-born hip-hop artist Big K.R.I.T., which stands for “King Remembered In Time,” has been dropping tracks steeped in Southern rap from Texas to Atlanta and influenced by classic soul since 2005.Today, he shared his latest release, “Energy,” from his TDT EP, accompanied by a powerful, beautiful music video directed by Child, which you can watch below.The video is set in an old-school-looking mansion, with K.R.I.T. dropping his first verses from inside: “I need your energy. / I need your energy. / This world is killin’ me. / Light it up / if you feelin’ me.”He continues from the backseat of a classic black Cadillac slowly circling the grounds, as an all-ages cast joins him throughout the scenes. The song and video shares a message a celebration and resilience, highlighted in his line, “See hope, see drive, see why, in my eyes.””It’s important more than ever to show the positive energy of life. The coming together of generations and the giving of knowledge. There’s so much power in community and fellowship. I have been blessed to share positive energy with so many people thru out my career. Although negativity is everywhere we must feed our souls with the positivity around us,” Big K.R.I.T. shared with us over email.Underscoring his range of classic influences, “Energy” samples Jill Scott’s 2001 song “He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat),” which was nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 45th GRAMMY Awards.Nipsey Hussle’s ‘Victory Lap’ Re-Enters Billboard 200 ChartRead more Email Big K.R.I.T. Drops Stunning Video For “Energy,” Shares Message Of Positivity Big K.R.I.T. Drops Stunning Video For “Energy” big-krit-drops-stunning-video-energy-shares-message-positivity News Twitter last_img read more

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NEMLEC Foundation Announces 2019 Golf Tournament For May 20

first_img(NOTE: The Wilmington Police Department is a member of NEMLEC  — the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.)DRACUT, MA — The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) Police Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce its 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut. Check-in and registration begins at 11am. Lunch at 11:30am. Shotgun start (scramble format) at 1pm.Since its inception in 2005, the NEMLEC Police Foundation and its all-volunteer board of directors have raised more than $150,000 to directly fund the operations of the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council. The Foundation has also hosted 35 high-level training courses for police officers, detectives and superior officers. The NEMLEC Foundation also raises thousands of dollars for charities that are near and dear to police officers each year, including Cops for Kids with Cancer.The programs the tournament helps support include NEMLEC’s School Threat Assessment and Response System (STARS) training, comprehensive motorcycle training, risk management training and annual basic and advanced crime scene classes, among others.This year’s tournament will include a special recognition of recently retired Medford Police Chief Leo “Buddy” Sacco, following his completion of 37 years of service to the Medford Police Department, including the last 28 as chief. Chief Sacco also served as president of NEMLEC. It was under his leadership that NEMLEC developed its nationally recognized STARS program, which ensures the safety of students, staff and communities, and helps those groups respond effectively in a crisis.The tournament fee is $150 per golfer and includes a gift, lunch and a buffet dinner following the tournament. Click here to download the event brochure and registration/sponsorship forms. Click here for the sponsorship letter for this year’s tournament.The dinner will also feature a raffle and silent auction. Those who wish to donate raffle or auction items can do so by contacting Sharon Crowley at nemlecfoundation@yahoo.com.About the NEMLEC Police FoundationThe NEMLEC Police Foundation, Inc. exists to promote and pursue training, education, research, projects, and programs that benefit municipal police agencies and their communities in Northeastern Massachusetts. The foundation promotes the public’s understanding of their police departments. It receives gifts, contributions, and grants from individual benefactors or private organizations and distributes those gifts to benefit The North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and its cities and towns.(NOTE: The above press release is from NEMLEC Police Foundation via John Guilfoil Public Relations.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEMLEC Police Foundation Raises $9,500 Through All Pro VIP Season Ticket DrawingIn “Community”NEMLEC Foundation To Hold Raffle Drawing For Patriots TicketsIn “Community”NEMLEC Police Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $50,000+ For Police Training, Honors Dic DonohueIn “Government”last_img read more

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