Man critical after kite string slits his throat

first_imgNew Delhi: A 34-year-old man was critically injured after his throat was slit by kite string in Outer Delhi’s Paschim Vihar area.Police said that the incident was reported on August 15 when the victim identified as Raman Oberoi was going to Rohini with his wife and children in scooty. Suddenly, when they reached elevated flyover in Paschim Vihar area, a string got struck on the neck of the victim due to which he got injured and was rushed to a hospital. A case under sections 337 of IPC has been registered. Recently on Independence Day, a civil engineer died after kite thread struck his throat and cut his windpipe and food pipe.last_img

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JUNOS 2019 THE COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

first_imgJunos Host Sarah McLachlan (Reuters/Mark Blinch) Facebook The 2019 Juno gala dinner has wrapped and with that, many of this year’s Juno Award winners have been announced.To see the full list of winners so far, scroll down. Winners are bolded in the list of nominees below.Juno Fan Choice AwardAlessia Cara​Winner: Avril Lavigne​B​ülowElijah Woods x Jamie FineKillyLoud LuxuryNAVShawn MendesThe WeekndTory Lanez​ Single of the yearAlessia Cara, “Growing Pains”B​ülow, “Not a Love Song”Loud Luxury, “Body”Winner: Shawn Mendes, “In My Blood”The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar, “Pray For Me”International album of the yearCamila Cabello, Camila​Cardi B, Invasion of PrivacyMaroon 5, Red Pill BluesWinner: Post Malone, Beerbongs & BentleysTravis Scott, AstroworldAlbum of the yearHubert Lenoir, Darlène​Jann Arden, These are the DaysWinner: Shawn Mendes, Shawn MendesThe Weeknd, My Dear MelancholyThree Days Grace, OutsiderArtist of the yearAlessia CaraMichael BubléWinner: Shawn MendesThe WeekndTory LanezGroup of the yearWinner: Arkells​ChromeoMetricThe SheepdogsThree Days GraceBreakthrough artist of the yearWinner: B​ülowGrandsonJohnny OrlandoKillyMeghan PatrickBreakthrough group of the year88GlamDizzyElijah Woods x Jamie FineLoud LuxuryWinner: The Washboard UnionSongwriter of the yearAfie Jurvanen: “No Wrong,” “Way With Words,” “Any Place” (Bahamas, Earthtones)Donovan Woods: “Our Friend Bobby,” “Truck Full of Money,” “Next Year” — co-songwriters Chris Lindsey, Logan Wall (Donovan Woods, Both Ways)Frank Dukes: “Be Careful” — co-songwriter Boi-1da (Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy) “Better Now” — co-songwriter Louis Bell (Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys) “Call Out My Name” (The Weeknd, My Dear Melancholy)Jessie Reyez: “Promises” — co-songwriters Adam Richard Wiles, Sam Smith (Calvin Harris, Promises) “One Kiss” — co-songwriters Adam Wiles, Dua Lipa (Calvin Harris, One Kiss) “Apple Juice” — co-songwriters Fredrik Ball, Tim Suby (Jessie Reyez, Being Human in Public)Winner: Shawn Mendes: “Lost in Japan” — co-songwriters Nate Mercereau, Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger, “Youth” — co-songwriters Geoff Warburton, Khalid Robinson, Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger, “In My Blood” — co-songwriters Geoff Warburton, Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger (Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes)Country album of the yearWinner: Brett Kissel, We Were That SongJess Moskaluke, A Small Town ChristmasMeghan Patrick, Country Music Made Me Do ItThe Reklaws, Feels Like ThatTim Hicks, New TattooAdult alternative album of the yearWinner: Bahamas, EarthtonesDan Mangan, More or LessGabrielle Shonk, Gabrielle ShonkRhye, BloodThe Barr Brothers, Queen of the BreakersAlternative album of the yearDestroyer, KenWinner: Dizzy, Baby TeethFucked Up, Dose Your DreamsTokyo Police Club, TPCU.S. Girls, In a Poem UnlimitedPop album of the yearB​ülow, DamagedChromeo, Head Over HeelsHubert Lenoir, DarlèneWinner: Shawn Mendes, Shawn MendesTyler Shaw, IntuitionRock album of the yearWinner: Arkells, Rally CryMonster Truck, True RockersThe Sheepdogs, Changing ColoursThe Trews, CivilianairesThree Days Grace, OutsiderVocal jazz album of the yearDiana Krall and Tony Bennett, Love is Here to StayDiana Panton, solstice/equinoxHolly Cole, HollyJodi Proznick feat. Laila Biali, Sun SongsWinner: Laila Biali, Laila BialiJazz album of the year: soloAlexis Baro, SandstormAlison Young, So Here We AreLarnell Lewis, In the MomentRenee Rosnes, Beloved of the SkyWinner: Robi Botos, Old SoulJazz album of the year: groupAllison Au Quartet, Wander WonderAndrew Rathbun Large Ensemble, Atwood SuitesWinner: Andy Milne and Dapp Theory, The Seasons of BeingLiebman/Murley Quartet, Live at U of TQuinsin Nachoff’s Flux, Path of TotalityInstrumental album of the yearAerialists, Group ManoeuvreWinner: Gordon Grdina, China CloudKevin Breit, Johnny Goldtooth and the Chevy CasanovasThe Fretless, Live from the Art FarmToninato/Thiessen, The Space Between UsFrancophone album of the yearCoeur de pirate, En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera ferméHubert Lenoir, DarlèneWinner: Loud, Une année recordPhilippe Brach Spectra, Le silence des troupeauxTire le coyote, DésherbageChildren’s album of the yearBeppie, Let’s Go BananasGinalina, It Takes a VillageRaffi, Dog on the FloorSonshine and Broccoli, It’s Cool to be KindWinner: Splash’N Boots, You, Me and the SeaClassical album of the year: solo or chamberAndrew Wan and Charles Richard-Hamelin, Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 8Angela Hewitt, Scarlatti: Sonatas Vol. 2Blake Pouliot with Hsin-I Huang, Ravel & Debussy: SonatesWinner: Gryphon Trio, The End of Flowers: Works by Clarke & RavelMarc-André Hamelin, Schubert: Piano Sonata in B Flat Major D.960; Four Impromptus D.935Classical album of the year: large ensembleCanada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre National Des Arts du Canada conducted by Alexander Shelley, New Worlds/Nouveaux MondesJames Ehnes with Seattle Symphony and Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Newton Howard & Kernis: Violin Concertos; Tovey: Stream of LimelightLouis Lortie with BBC Philharmonic, Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 4Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arthur Post with Gryphon Trio, Into the WonderWinner: Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Oundjian feat. Louis Lortie, Sarah Jeffrey, and Teng Li, Vaughan WilliamsClassical album of the year: vocal or choralWinner: Barbara Hannigan with Reinbert De Leeuw, Vienna: Fin de siècle​Choeur de l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano with guest soloists, Bernstein: A Quiet PlaceElmer Iseler Singers feat. Patricia O’Callaghan, David Braid: Corona Divinae MisericordiaeJoyce El-Khoury, ÉchoMiriam Khalil, Ayre: LiveClassical composition of the yearWinner: Ana Sokolović, Golden Slumbers Kiss Your EyesBekah Simms, GraniticCassandra Miller, About BachNicole Lizée, Katana of ChoiceVincent Ho, Arctic SymphonyRap recording of the year88 Glam, 88Glam ReloadedBelly, ImmigrantKilly, Surrender Your SoulNAV, RecklessWinner: Tory Lanez, Love Me NowDance recording of the yearAzari, “Gotasoul”Dzeko and Tiësto, “Jackie Chan” feat. Preme and Post MaloneJacques Green, “Avatar Beach”Keys N Krates, “Cura”Winner: Loud Luxury, “Body”R&B/soul recording of the yearAnders, TwosBlack Atlass, Pain & PleasureCharlotte Day Wilson, Stone WomanWinner: Jessie Reyez, Being Human in PublicThe Weeknd, My Dear MelancholyReggae recording of the yearBlessed, Money Don’t Grow Pon TreesChelsea Stewart, GenesisWinner: Dubmatix, Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix — OverdubbedExco Levi, NarrativeKafinal feat. Queen Ifrica, Talk or No TalkIndigenous music album of the yearElisapie, The Ballad of the Runaway GirlWinner: Jeremy Dutcher, Wolastoqiyik LintuwakonawaLeonard Sumner, Standing in the LightNorthern Cree, Nitisanak — Brothers and SisterSnotty Nose Rez Kids, The Average SavageContemporary roots album of the yearAHI, In Our TimeWinner: Donovan Woods, Both WaysKaia Kater, GrenadesMegan Nash, SeekerThe Deep Dark Woods, YarrowTraditional roots album of the yearDavid Francey, The Broken Heart of EverythingWinner: Pharis and Jason Romero, Sweet Old ReligionThe Slocan Ramblers, Queen City JubileeThe Wailin’ Jennys, FifteenVishtèn, HorizonsBlues album of the yearWinner: Colin James, Miles to GoJack de Keyzer, CheckmateMyles Goodwyn, Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the BluesSamantha Martin and Delta Sugar, Run to MeSue Foley, The Ice QueenContemporary Christian/gospel album of the yearBrian Doerksen, GratefulWinner: Lovecollide, Tired of BasicManic Drive, Into the WildTim Neufeld and the Glory Boys, The Buffalo RoadshowWarren Dean Flandez, SpeakWorld music album of the yearAyrad, Zoubida​Boogát, San Cristóbal Baile InnEmmanuel Jal and Nyaruach, NaathTelmary y Habana Sana, Fuerza AraraWinner: Wesli, Rapadou KreyolJack Richardson Producer of the Year AwardDavid Foster and Michael Bublé: “My Funny Valentine,” “Where or When” (co-producer Jochem van der Saag) (Michael Bublé, Love)Winner: Eric Ratz: “People’s Champ,” “Relentless” (Arkells, Rally Cry)Greg Wells: “Waving Through a Window” (Dear Evan Hansen, Broadway Cast Recording), “This is Me” (The Greatest Showman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Mike Wise: “Not a Love Song,” “Two Punks in Love” (B​ülow, Damaged)Thomas D’Arcy: “I’ve Got a Hole Where My Heart Should Be” (The Sheepdogs, Changing Colours), “Love the Way You Are” (co-producer James Younger, Jeffrey Innes) (Yukon Blonde, Critical Hit)Recording engineer of the yearBen Kaplan: “Get Up,” “It’s Alright” (Mother Mother, Dance and Cry)Jason Dufour: “Truck Full of Money” (Donovan Woods, Both Ways), “When My Body Breaks” (Kandle, Holy Smoke)Robbie Lackritz: “No Wrong,” “Way With Words” (Bahamas, Earthtones)Winner: Shawn Everett: “Slow Burn,” “Space Cowboy” (Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour)Steve Bays: “Flashes” (Dear Rouge, Phases), “UnAmerican” (Said the Whale, UnAmerican)Album artwork of the yearGareth Auden-Hole (art director), Emil Mateja (illustrator) (Jack Pine and the Fire, Left to Our Own Devices)Geordan Moore (art director, designer and illustrator) (Joshua Van Tassel, Crossworlds)Michael DeAngelis (art director and designer), Matt Barnes and Jess Baumung (photographers) (Arkells, Rally Cry)Winner: Mike Milosh (art director, designer, illustrator and photographer) (Rhye, Blood)Simon Dupuis (art director, designer, illustrator and photographer) (Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Viens avec moi)Video of the yearWinner: Ali Eisner, “No Depression” (Bahamas)Andrew De Zen, “Places” (Alaskan Tapes)Andrew Hines, “Powerless” (Classified)Ben Knechtel, “Hang Ups” (Scott Helman)Peter Huang, “Have a Nice Day” (SonReal)Electronic album of the yearEkali, Crystal EyesFelix Cartal, Next SeasonIamhill, Give it a RestWinner: Milk & Bone, Deception BayRezz, Certain Kind of MagicMetal/hard music album of the yearBeyond Creation, AlgorythmCancer Bats, The Spark That MovesKen Mode, LovedKobra and the Lotus, Prevail IIWinner: Voivod, The WakeAdult contemporary album of the yearJann Arden, These Are the DaysWinner: Michael Bublé, LoveMolly Johnson, Meaning to Tell YaNuela Charles, Distant DangerWhitehorse, A Whitehorse Winter ClassicComedy album of the yearChanty Marostica, The Chanty ShowWinner: Dave Merheje, Good Friend Bad GrammarDebra DiGiovanni, Lady JazzMayce Galoni, AwkwarderPat Thornton, Chicken! 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Algeria and Morocco Clash Over Western Sahara Archival Request at UN

Rabat – Morocco’s United Nations representative, Yasser Halfaoui, denounced Algeria’s “relentlessness” on the question of the Western Sahara during the UN debates on information-related issues. The Algerian delegation brought up the subject despite it not appearing on the debate agenda.During a debate on information at the Fourth UN Commission in New York on October 25, the Algerian delegation, led by its deputy ambassador Mohammed Bessedik, filed a request to dig up a 1975 report on the Sahara dispute, which was digitized but not accessible to the public.Halfaoui expressed his puzzlement, not only at Algeria’s “malicious selectivity,” but also by the nature of the demand, which is “contrary to the UN practice and regulations.” The Moroccan representative explained that the content of UN digital archives is “the sole responsibility of the UN Secretariat and not of Algeria or any other Member State.” The Moroccan delegate went on to say that Morocco could also have asked for the publication of UN documents reflecting the degree of involvement of Algeria in the Sahara issue, “notably the Algerian proposal to partition the territory of the Western Sahara made to the former Personal Envoy James Baker, duly recorded in a report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council.”“Morocco does not follow this logic, and respects the theme of the debate and the mandate of the Department of Information,” Halfaoui said, according to the Maghreb Press Agency (MAP). In response to the “misrepresentations” made by the Algerian representative on the Green March, Halfaoui reminded the audience of the “glorious and historic glorious nature of this march,” through which Morocco recovered its southern provinces. He reminded the members of the United Nations the ordeal of the people of Tindouf in Algeria, “who are not refugees but are sequestered,” Halfaoui stated.He also stressed that the question of the Western Sahara was an issue of “completion of the territorial integrity of the kingdom and not a matter of decolonization.” Challenge the “observer status” brandished by Algeria, Halfaoui stated that “this country that created the Polisario finances and mobilizes its diplomatic and military apparatus against Morocco.”Halfaoui noted that Algeria’s attitude is additional proof that it is, in its own right, “part of the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.” read more

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DR of Congo UN panel on illegal exploitation of resources set to

An expert panel investigating the illegal exploitation of natural resources and other forms of wealth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York for consultations before heading to the Great Lakes region to begin its work.The five-member Panel is expected to arrive in Nairobi on 24 March to begin holding a series of meetings with companies, individuals and Governments identified in the Expert’s most recent report as participating in illicit or criminal exploitation of raw materials in the DRC. The talks are expected to last a few weeks, and those named in the report will then have until late May to formulate their reactions.While in Nairobi, the Panel will also aim to work out a procedure for an exchange of information, which will take place within approximately two or three weeks of those initial meetings with companies, individuals and Governments. The secretariat will publish the parties’ reactions as an attachment to the Panel’s last report by 20 June.In late January, the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution reiterating its commitment to take action to help end the plundering of resources in the DRC in support of peace and stability in the entire Great Lakes region, and extended the Panel’s mandate for six months.Under its new mandate, the Panel is tasked with recommending measures that could be taken to ensure that the DRC’s resources are legally extracted, on a fair commercial basis to benefit the Congolese people. The Experts also have been asked to review their previous recommendations in order to reinforce and update their findings to reflect new concerns, such as how capacity building and reforms in the region are affecting exploitation activities. The Panel will present a briefing to the Security Council after three months of fieldwork and submit a report at the end of its mission to UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.”Our new mandate is a challenging one,” said Ambassador Mahmoud Kassem of Egypt, the Panel’s Chair. “In carrying it out, the Panel hopes to contribute concretely to advancing the peace process in the DRC.” He added that in the coming months, the Experts look forward to establishing a constructive and open dialogue, which will be of great mutual interest, with all concerned parties.Along with Ambassador Kassem, the Panel includes Alf Görsjö of Sweden, Mel Holt of the United States, Bruno Schiemsky of Belgium and Ismaila Seck of Senegal. An additional Panel member will be named in the coming weeks. read more

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New presidents lead Alumni Association

Robyn Mortley and Chris CapredoniTwo new co-presidents have been named for the Brock University Alumni Association.Christopher Capredoni and Robyn Mortley will share the reigns for the next year. They will lead an association that represents the interests of university alumni.After graduating from Brock, Capredoni (BBA ’91) completed a Master of Business Administration at McMaster University, specializing in international business. In early 1995, he formed Capredoni Crystal, Inc., which designs, manufactures and markets retail and corporate crystal giftware.Capredoni has negotiated business contracts in more than a dozen countries. His clients include Air Canada, the federal government and the White House, for whom he is the official supplier of glass Easter Eggs. Outside of work, his family donates its time to various charities, including the Good Shepherd Food Bank and Clothing Program and the Canadian National Autism Foundation.Mortley (BA, BEd ’01) graduated from the Child and Youth Studies Concurrent Education program. At Brock, she was a don for the formerly all-female Simcoe House in Decew Residence. After graduation, she became a full-time French and primary arts/social studies teacher at Empire School in Welland. After three years there, she taught in England and Australia. She returned to Canada to teach at Greendale Public School in Niagara Falls.She is a mentor in Mentorship Plus program and an associate teacher for the Faculty of Education. She also volunteers with the United Way and Big Sisters.Link:• Brock University Alumni Association read more

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Region Six health system in a crisis – AFC Councillor

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related”Region Six health system in a crisis” – AFC CouncillorMarch 7, 2019In “Health”Ramayya must go – APNU/AFC CouncillorsMay 14, 2016In “latest news”Vaccination of Berbice pupils… School, medical officials guilty of breaching protocol – probeMarch 9, 2019Similar post Alliance For Change (AFC) Councillor, Devin Sookraj on Thursday slammed the poor health system in Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) stating that it is in a crisis.The councilor who has always stayed quiet during the RDC meeting lashed out while addressing the statutory meeting of the RDC.Sookraj told the meeting that he has been receiving complaints of the deficiencies at the New Amsterdam Hospital on a daily basis and chose to raise the issue.“It is not only the New Amsterdam Hospital; it is right across the Region. The entire health system is in a crisis…,” he stated.Alliance For Change (AFC) Councillor, Devin SookrajRegional Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop weighing in on the matter noted that the issues affecting the health sector in the Region are primarily due to the lack of proper management.“You can’t put an office assistant to be the director. You can’t put an office assistant to direct doctors…. Therein lays the problem,” he said.“It is a case of giving jobs to the boys and girls,” he added.The comments from Sookraj came after Head of the Regional Health Committee; Zamal Hussain had presented the Health committee Report who stated that the health system is in a crisis.“We continue as a government to cover up deficiencies. The situation at the New Amsterdam Hospital remains critical. People accessing the facility are still spending long hours there… the CEO [Chief Executive Officer] is unreachable, untouchable and is being covered by certain powers. While all of this is happening, the people are suffering,” he told the RDC.The lack of diabetic strips at the New Amsterdam Hospital tops the list of shortages plaguing that institution, Hussain lamented.“We had made recommendations that these things should be procured and at the Tender Board level we are not getting any of it. Not only the New Amsterdam Hospital but the entire Region has a shortage of diabetic strips. The X-ray department is only doing X-rays to the hands and feet but no other part of the body…”As such, the health Committee has recommended that the system be upgraded. He also commented on lapses at the National Psychiatric Hospital. He said that the issues the institution faces were all as a result of poor administration.At the Port Mourant Hospital, Hussain noted there is a shortage of doctors. In addition, the committee he added was told that some of the drugs that were listed as short are actually in stock at the drug bond but because of communication difficulties patients in the Hospitals cannot receive needed medications.“This is where we are having a breakdown in the system so administrative issues are affecting the Health Sector.” There needs to be a complete review of the administration of the health department in the Region. read more

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Ffosyfran mine reaches landmark 5 Mt of coal processed

first_imgMiller Argent’s Ffos-y-fran mining facility has reached the landmark figure of 5 Mt of processed coal. After seven years of refining its processes, the huge land reclamation project based in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, now produces up 1 Mt/y of coal. Much of the finished product is used to fuel nearby Aberthaw Power Station, which generates enough electricity to power five cities the size of Cardiff. Port Talbot Steelworks is also a beneficiary, using the fuel to produce steel products used in heavy construction, as well as hundreds of every day consumer items such as cars.Finning has been an integral part of the project since its inception in 2007. Although the UK’s exclusive Caterpillar dealer has supplied a fleet of more than 50 Cat machines, its involvement goes way beyond equipment. Finning also works with Miller Argent to manage onsite solutions, with field based engineers, analysts and operation managers permanently stationed at the coal mining facility.Jason Davies, Health and Safety Advisor for Miller Argent at the Ffos-y-fran site commented on this relationship with Finning: “Over the last 7 years at Ffos-y-fran, Finning have provided an exemplary service with the on site repair and maintenance team. Together with us at Miller Argent, we have ensured plant productivity is maximised and through this process our working relationship has grown stronger each year. The efficient extraction of coal from Ffos-y-fran can only be achieved by the full involvement from both our teams, ensuring targets are met and mining equipment well maintained. To hit 5 Mt is a great achievement, but if our operation were not profitable it would be inconsequential.”The Ffos-y-fran facility has also provided a raft of opportunities for local young employment, with three Finning apprentices currently on site and two integrated into mining operations within the local region. The three mining engineer apprentices and two admin apprentices are being involved fully in the operation. These young professionals are acquiring essential knowledge and skills in the process, therefore enabling a prosperous future within the plant sector.Denis O’Riordan, Mining Operations Manger for Finning in the South West, added: “Finning are excited to be integrated in the Ffos-y-fan mining project to such an influential level. The 51 Cat machines on site, from articulated dump trucks to hydraulic excavators, perform a range of strenuous tasks with premium fuel efficiency. However, it is the additional managed solutions Finning provide that optimises the value we provide to Miller Argent.”He adds: “I work with a dedicated team of ten Finning staff, from engineers to project planners who all contribute greatly to the day to day running of the site. With the use of Finsight® we are able to monitor all operational activity, from operator performance to fuel economy to the site layout, making sure that everything is running as efficiently, productively and most importantly as profitably as possible. The last seven years have been a real benefit for both ourselves at Finning and Miller Argent. I look forward to the Ffos-y-fan project achieving the next 5 Mt.”The impressive list of Caterpillar equipment at the site includes 28 Cat 777F mining trucks, four Cat D9 dozers, two Cat 16M motor graders, two Cat 773B mining trucks, two Cat 725 ADTs, two Cat 824H wheel dozers, two Cat 325 hydraulic excavators, two Cat 980H wheel loaders, one Cat 735 ADT, one Cat 775 mining truck, one Cat 972H wheel loader, one Cat 966H wheel loader, one Cat 330DL hydraulic excavator, one Cat TH63 telehandler and one Cat 216 skid steer loader.last_img read more

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Hydraulic breaker SB 202 recovers highquality slate from underground mine

first_imgThe SB 202 hydraulic breaker from Epiroc has already proven itself many times over by providing excellent service for Rathscheck Schiefer in Mayen (Eifel, Germany). In this underground slate mine the company has been impressed by its reliability, robust design and low maintenance requirements.Since it was founded in 1793, Rathscheck Schiefer has been a leading producer of premium quality slate. The Moselschiefer® (Mosella slate) mined at the Katzenberg mine is Rathscheck Schiefer’s premium product. The current main shaft was commissioned in 1959 and reaches a depth of 220 m on the 7th level. The latest level opened in 2016, level 11 reaches depths of 400 m. The production of the local Mosella slate has been comprehensively modernised over the past 15 years.The modern, specially developed hydraulic breaker SB 202 from Epiroc guarantees efficient mining. At the Katzenberg mine, six SB 202 hydraulic breakers have been in daily use since 2013 – each for between three and four hours per shift. Four of the breakers are mounted on the Bobcat E50, Komatsu PC45 and Schaeff HR18 machines, whilst the remaining two are on hand as reserves. The hydraulic breakers loosen the workable slate, which was previously cut with a diamond saw in a grid corresponding to the geological properties, and break it out of the wall.The work underground is carried out in damp, restricted conditions. The strengths of the SB 202 come into their own here, with its unique solid body construction that is particularly suited to this task. Compared with competitors previously used by Rathscheck Schiefer, the hydraulic breakers from Epiroc have proven to be robust and reliable, with a service-friendly design. The simplicity of changing the working tool and the good visibility of the working area in particular ensure precise and user-friendly handling. While some of the previous models required maintenance or repair every week, the SB 202 impresses with consistent, fault-free performance.last_img read more

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Sony Tablet S successor with Tegra 3 and ICS outed

first_imgIt looks like Sony’s first Android tablets — the wedge-shaped Tablet S and clamshell Tablet P — may soon be getting some company. According to a new set of Nenamark scores, the company is working on a Tegra 3 tablet that’s currently badged as the Sony V150.Their original slates were based on the Tegra 2 SOC, so it’s not a complete surprise that Sony is working on a successor using Nvidia’s latest and greatest. The quad-core (or is it penta-core?) Tegra 3 is clocked at 1.4GHz and should provide plenty of gaming muscle. The V150 Nenamark scores also revealed that it’s currently running a 1280×752 pixel display like the Tablet S.While that could mean that the V150 will launch with the same panel, there’s always a chance that these scores came from a prototype unit that featured a new board crammed into the existing 9.4-inch chassis.But even though the screen matches up at this point, there’s one other key feature apart from the processor that differentiates the Tablet S and the V150. The new model will also ship with Android 4.0 preinstalled, so purchasers won’t have to wait around for an OTA update to arrive — and we know all too well how frustrating that can be. Just ask the Asus Transformer owners who rode the update release rollercoaster for two months until Google finally gave the patch their stamp of approval.The Tablet S and Tablet P are supposed to receive the update “this Spring,” but Sony hasn’t gotten more specific than that. For the sake of existing owners, let’s hope Sony gets them updated before the V150 hits the streets.More at Netbook Newslast_img read more

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NASA to crash GRAIL probes into the Moon to end mapping program

first_imgNASA‘s twin GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) spacecraft have been flying around the Moon for close to a year, only seven miles above the surface, as part of a mapping mission. The spacecraft have been running low on fuel, and now it’s time to end the mission. In Mythbusters fashion, rather than calmly collect the probes, NASA will crash them into the moon.The probes will aim to crash into a mountain near the Moon’s north pole, a location away from any important sites, ensuring that the probes don’t disrupt other missions or equipment. The GRAIL crafts will smash into the Moon at an estimated 3,760 miles per hour, ensuring their total destruction.The GRAIL mission provided scientists with detailed gravity maps of the Moon, revealing it to have a shallower surface with a more fractured crust than we previously thought, as well as subterranean cracks filled with lava. Aside from simply teaching scientists more about the Moon, the gravity maps should help them pick out future landing sites.MIT scientist Maria Zuber noted the GRAIL mission actually went so well that even in her wildest dreams she could not have imagined it going better, and that NASA will even get around $8 to $9 million back from the mission’s initial $471 million budget.The crashes are expected to happen around 5:28PM EST on Monday, about 20 seconds apart from one another. Unfortunately, the event is not expected to be visible from Earth due to the probes’ fuel tanks being too empty to generate any kind of explosive flash. Fans of expensive scientific equipment being blown apart will have to get their fix elsewhere.Related: NASA releases first video of the far side of the Moonlast_img read more

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Terminally ill fan gets to watch Star Trek into Darkness early

first_imgThere’s always a lot of good will shown over the Christmas period, but it usually comes from friends and family, not a movie studio and high-profile director like JJ Abrams. However, when a terminally ill Star Trek fan and Reddit are involved, the impossible can be made to happen.A 41-year-old man named Daniel living in New York is a huge fan of Star Trek while at the same time only having weeks to live due to not only fighting leukemia, but also having an aggressive tumor attacking his body. His trips in and out of hospital have meant he couldn’t use The Hobbit tickets he had, which would have allowed him to see the 9 minute Star Trek into Darkness preview. So a friend of his posted a plea on Reddit asking if anyone could help him see the preview.The response Daniel’s friend and family got was surprising to say the least. Paramount, Bad Robot, and JJ Abrams all heard about the plea and decided to do something about it. Star Trek into Darkness isn’t due to hit movie theaters for another 5 months, but Abrams and Bad Robot sorted out a rough cut screening of the entire film for Daniel and his wife which happened on December 30. They are both obviously sworn to secrecy about the content of the movie.Daniel apparently had a very big smile on his face for the entire movie, something which understandably hasn’t happened very often over the past few years of treatment. And as a parting gift his wife is truly thankful to both Abrams and the Internet community for making it happen.It’s also worth reminding everyone this isn’t the first time JJ Abrams has performed such a kind gesture for a Star Trek fan. Randy Pausch, the terminally ill computer science professor, was given a small part on the 2009 Star Trek movie and even got to say a line. Unfortunately he died before the movie saw a release, but he will forver be a part of it.Reddit and TrekMovielast_img read more

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Mojangs next game Scrolls goes open beta in April

first_imgAround two years ago, after Minecraft had already become an indie darling, Mojang revealed their second full-featured game. Called Scrolls, the game is a digital CCG, and is completely different from Minecraft in every way — right down to the smooth, cartoon-like graphical style. The game has been kicking around for over a year now in one alpha state or another, but today Mojang stated that we’ll finally see a public beta of the game starting late next month. So, we’re only about one month away from a day when those of us who missed the alpha can get our hands on Mojang’s only non-Minecraft foray into the video game world.The Scrolls will follow the pay-and-release structure that Minecraft did, with the open beta will be available for a discounted price, with the purchase willing future updates. A hard price has not been announced as of yet, but Mojang cofounder, Jakob Porser, said that the price will be similar to Minecraft’s beta price, which was around $10 to $20 depending on the state of the game over the course of its development.Initially, Scrolls will only release on Windows, but a Mac version is planned after that, and the team is looking into a Linux version as well.Those of you afraid of the recent surge in the free-to-play, cash shop PC pricing model needn’t worry. Mojang is planning to release Scrolls as single purchase, which will include long-term support. Don’t be surprised if there are superfluous cash shop additions though, such as aesthetic avatar upgrades or more in-depth stat-tracking.Though Scrolls is certainly a journey into a niche genre — digital CCG where you don’t even have physical cards to collect and show off — Mojang may be onto something. At PAX East 2013, Blizzard announced its own digital CCG, Hearthstone, which also aims to allow players to play the full game without having to spend any money.Read more: Mojang launches Minecraft Realms subscription servicelast_img read more

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Poll Have you checked if you have old punts lying around at

first_imgPoll: Have you checked if you have old punts lying around at home? The Central Bank says there is still almost a quarter of a billion euro of old Irish punts still missing. 36,072 Views Poll Results: YesNoFound some but I already traded themNo interest/No opinionVote Found some but I already traded them (348) No (3819) http://jrnl.ie/3193728 Yes (4208) Image: Ged Carroll via Flickr Image: Ged Carroll via Flickr Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 19 Jan 2017, 8:36 AM LAST YEAR, MEMBERS of the public redeemed close to €1.3 million worth of “old money”, or Irish punts.Despite being withdrawn from circulation on 9 February 2002, the Central Bank says there is still almost a quarter of a billion euro of old Irish punts still missing and unaccounted for.If you have any old banknotes, the Central Bank will reimburse you for their Euro equivalent. They could be in drawers or jars or anywhere at all around the house.Today, we’re asking: Have you checked if you have old punts lying around at home? Share28 Tweet Email1 Jan 19th 2017, 8:36 AM Short URL By Sean Murray 69 Comments No interest/No opinion (758)last_img read more

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Mike Lafavore Returns to Rodale in Newly Created Editorial Director Position

first_img “I’ve been gone for 15 years,” says Lafavore. “The re-entry into the company and starting with Men’s Health is the most comfortable for me. Also, I built the magazine to 1.5 million circulation. I learned a lot of lessons, mainly through trail and error, and I’m looking forward to sharing those lessons with the folks here. For me, it’s a logical re-entry back into Rodale.”  “It’s been great for me to stay close to the brands and content and we’re in the midst of a big transformation into a healthy lifestyle company, so it’s been important for me to work closely with the editors-in-chief,” says Schulman. “But I thought it would be good to have an editorial director to help me work on editorial strategy and issues that go across the brands.”  Previously, the top editors reported into Rodale president Scott Schulman, but as the company continues to refine its mission-driven, healthy-lifestyle positioning, Schulman tells Folio: that it made sense to bring someone in who could help manage those day-to-day interactions.  While Lafavore will be responsible for the whole magazine portfolio, he’ll initially focus on Men’s Health, which he left in 2000 after working on it for 12 years. During that period, the magazine exploded in popularity, going from a circulation of 100,000 to 1.5 million and branching out into its first of many international editions.  center_img Mike Lafavore is returning to Rodale in the newly created position of editorial director to oversee strategy and development of the company’s brand portfolio. He’ll start by working on the magazine he helped launch as editor, Men’s Health.  Most recently Lafavore was a consulting editor at Maxim, where he was previously editorial director, a post he held at Meredith as well. He’ll officially start on October 1st.last_img read more

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UAA Willamette University Partner To Offer New Law School Opportunity

first_imgThere isn’t a law school in Alaska, but the University of Alaska Anchorage is launching a new program to make it easier for Alaskans to attend law school.It’s a partnership with Willamette University College of Law in Oregon.Download AudioProspective law school students in Alaska face a lot of obstacles, including cost and having to attend school out of state.(Photo courtesy Willamette University College of Law)Deb Periman, the UAA Legal Studies Program Coordinator, says the goal is to create more options for Alaska students.“This partnership is designed as a way for very high-achieving, very highly-motivated and focused students to reduce their education costs and be able to get that law degree and their undergraduate degree in six years rather than seven,” Periman said.This approach is called a “3+3” program, and it’s modeled after Willamette’s current partnership with Oregon State University.Students will complete all the requirements for their undergraduate degree at UAA during their first three years – with the exception of a year’s worth of general elective credits.For their fourth year of school, students will attend Willamette University College of Law before they receive their undergraduate degree, which Periman says is unusual.“They’ll complete their first year of law school and what they’ll do then is transfer those law school credits back to UAA as upper-division elective credits,” Periman said. “So, essentially, they’ll be graduating with their baccalaureate degree after their first year of law school.”Periman says the program will help ease some of the financial burden on students by eliminating the cost of the final year of undergraduate work, and it will increase graduates’ earning potential by getting them into the workforce a year earlier.Curtis Bridgeman, the Dean of the Willamette University College of Law, says there are a number of similarities between Willamette and UAA, so the partnership is a natural one.“We really focus on a student-centered education, and by that we mean the sort of education where the students aren’t just a number; we really try to get to know them early on; get to know their goals for their career and try to help make them connections that are gonna lead to good employment outcomes,” Bridgeman said.One requirement of the program is after their first year of law school, students must return to Alaska to complete an externship or capstone project. The idea is to allow students to get first-hand experience with Alaska law and Alaska employers.With over 150 Willamette law school graduates in Alaska, Periman says there should be plenty of externship opportunities.“There’s a tremendously active alumni association here and an association that takes a lot of pride in giving new graduates a leg up,” Periman said.Job prospects bode well for students who graduate from the program. For the class of 2013, Willamette ranks fifth in job placement among West Coast law schools.Periman says the program will kick off this coming fall, and anticipates between 4-6 students being accepted each year.last_img read more

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IS affiliate hits Shiite mosque in Kuwait killing 27 people

first_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories The Islamic State extremists regard Shiite Muslims as heretics, and refer to them derogatively as “rejectionists.” The IS statement said the bombing targeted a “temple of the apostates.”Witness Ahmed al-Shawaf said he heard a man interrupt the prayer by shouting “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is Great” in Arabic. The man then yelled out something about joining the Prophet Muhammad for iftar, the dusk meal at which Muslims break their daytime fasting during Ramadan, now in its second week. Then, the blast came, al-Shawaf said.The explosion took place near the end of a second prayer, which is traditional to Shiites and follows the main midday Friday prayer.The Ministry of Interior said in its latest statement that 27 people were killed and 227 were wounded, all of them males, including some boys. Police formed a cordon around the mosque’s complex immediately after the explosion. Ambulances could be seen ferrying the wounded.A panicked mother outside the mosque yelled at police to let her inside to find her son. The policemen allowed her through and she emerged shortly afterward and fainted. Worried relatives and shocked onlookers huddled around the mosque. Saudi Arabia and other petro-powerhouses in the Gulf for years allowed a flow of private cash to Sunni rebels in Syria fighting to topple President Bashar Assad, who is backed by Shiite powerhouse Iran. When the IS group began taking over large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, Gulf nations feared its extremism could be a threat to them as well, and began clamping down on fundraising as well as calls for jihad.“I feel angry,” Kuwaiti rights activist Ebtehal al-Khateeb said. “We want a complete approach and solution. There have to be serious changes in the region, not just in Kuwait.”Gulf officials warn that the Islamic State group is trying to provoke a reaction from Shiites, which could in turn destabilize or even upend the rule of the Mideast’s Western-allied monarchies.Abdullah al-Neybari, a secular former lawmaker, said the Kuwaiti government “is not doing what it should be doing to fight extremism in the country. ““This is a wakeup call to fight harder,” he said.__Associated Press writers Aya Batrawy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Maggie Michael in Cairo contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades on Friday, killing at least 27 people and wounding scores more in a bombing that targeted Shiite worshippers after midday prayers.The attack, which hit the capital of Kuwait City, was one of three deadly attacks from Europe to the Middle East on Friday that followed the Islamic State group’s call for violence during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies It also underscored the Islamic State group’s reach and its ability to carry out large-scale attacks — even in this mostly quiet and relatively secure Gulf Arab nation, with its wealthy capital that is home to glistening shopping malls, five-star hotels and Western retail chains.The bombing struck the Imam Sadiq Mosque in the residential neighborhood of al-Sawabir, one of the oldest Shiite mosques in this predominantly Sunni Arab nation where at least at third of the population is believed to be Shiite Muslim.The explosion ripped through the back of the mosque, near the door, as worshippers stood shoulder-to-shoulder in group prayer, according to one witness, Hassan al-Haddad. He said that other worshippers behind him recounted seeing a man walk in, stand in the back with other congregants and detonate his device.A posting on a Twitter account known to belong to the IS affiliate that calls itself the Najd Province claimed the explosion was the work of a suicide bomber. It was the third attack in five weeks to be claimed by Najd Province — a name that refers to the central region of Saudi Arabia. The upstart IS branch had claimed two prior attacks on Shiite mosques in Saudi Arabia that killed 26 people in late May. For decades, Kuwait has been among the safest and quietest corners of the Middle East. It suffered an invasion under former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the first Gulf War, but has not traditionally been a target of terrorist attacks.The last massive attack here was in 1983, when Iranian-backed Shiite militants from Iraq carried out bombings that killed at least five people and targeted Western embassies.Kuwait has one of the most free-wheeling political systems in the Gulf, and tolerates limited protests. Kuwaiti Shiites hold seats in the elected parliament as well as Cabinet posts, and unlike their counterparts in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, have not complained of severe discrimination.Soon after Friday’s attack, Kuwait’s ruler, Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who is in his mid-80s, visited the bombed mosque. The Cabinet convened an emergency session in the afternoon. Arab leaders from across the Gulf rushed to condemn the attack.But the attack also drew criticism from some Kuwaitis, who said the country’s leaders should have been more pro-active in protecting Shiites.Jasim al-Awadh, who rushed to the mosque to try and help with the wounded, said the government should have increased security measures around Shiite places of worship in Kuwait after the attacks in Saudi Arabia. He said the government turns a blind eye to Sunni extremists in the country. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

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Hoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka is the first in

first_imgHoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka is the first in a new series of lifestyle-oriented hotels launched by Japanese luxury brand Hoshino Resorts, a ‘no-frills’ concept with stylish and contemporary design.LocationThe hotel is located in an old-style ‘retro’ Tokyo district, now revitalised with lots of local boutiques, bars and cafes. For visitors who have been to Tokyo a couple times already, Otsuka is an interesting change to the well-worn streets of Shibuya and Shinjuku.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The hotel has a pleasant low-key atmosphere and is conveniently located, just two minutes’ walk from Otsuka station on the JR Yamanote line that loops the city. the energetic atmosphere of the streets outside ring with streetcar bells and lots of small izakaya restaurants and bars give the area a colourful, local feel.RoomsRooms at Hoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka are light and airy and even the single room is 19 sqm, which by Toyko standards is not even that small. Unlike any Hoshino Resort before, guest rooms are designed in a style of yagura, a type of Japanese-style wooden scaffolding, and combines high ceilings with large windows. The room makes use of traditional Japanese seasonal colour schemes, and materials such as wood and tatami mats. With a small staircase leading up to the bedroom, you can feel cuddled up in an intimate little hideout.Beautiful contemporary design and clever use of space © Hoshino ResortsDiningOMO Cafe, open to both guests and the public, is a casual gathering space serving fresh coffee and signature French vol-au-vent-style pastries. For the rest of the day, eclectic items on the menu range from apple pie, edamame beans and garlic toast to fried chicken and breaded tripe.Eclectic choices for breakfast at OMO Cafe © Hoshino ResortsThis is also where the Lobby Lounge can be found and the famed GO-KINJO map. As Otsuka is not a well-known treasure, the GO-KINJO map details the neighbourhood’s best local destinations, attractions and restaurants.ExploreHoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka is located in Northern Otsuka, which is more modern, but Southern Otsuka is much more traditional so guests can explore all that the town has to offer. For those seeking more guidance, you can sign up to join various tours led by the OMO Rangers that explore the hottest spots and one-of-a-kind areas.Like the power rangers, each experience is led by a different colour, the green – is a walking tour around Otsuka, purple – explores bars and find the best sake, red – goes to Izakaya, a Japanese style pub, yellow – takes you to a traditional Japanese style restaurant known for their tempura, and blue explore more popular restaurants. The nightlife tours can also include dance shows and karaoke bars, so there’s plenty to explore.Colour-coded OMO Rangers guide guests around Osuka © Hoshino ResortsFor those wanting to immerse themselves in something more traditional, old style street car runs alongside the hotel (pay on board).Phone: 00 81 503 786 1144Web: omo-hotels.comAddress: 2-26-1 Kitaotsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo.last_img read more

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