first_imgThe government’s crackdown on doping in Indian sports continued as the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) conducted raids at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI’s) southern centre in Bangalore on Monday.The NADA team was searching the rooms of around 500 athletes currently training at the centre. They were expected to collect samples of the athletes’ food supplements as well as their urine and blood.The raids at the Bangalore centre come two days after a four-member NADA team searched hostel rooms at Patiala-based Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS). It had collected 13 sets of food supplements and 27 urine samples during their raids in Patiala on Saturday. The results of the tests conducted on these samples were yet to come.The NADA action comes following the Union sports ministry’s strict stand against doping scandal in Indian athletics. Eight track and field athletes had tested positive for anabolic steroids recently following which Sports Minister Ajay Maken ordered an inquiry by former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementThe most anticipating fight of the year took place on September 15 between middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin and Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. In an exciting fight that went full twelve round, Canelo knicked a close majority decision victory and established himself as the legitimate face of the middleweight division.Just like all mega fights, this fight also managed to generate a lot of media attention and also did successful pay-per-view numbers.Canelo vs GGG 2 is estimated to have done 1.1 million PPV buysIndustry sources estimate that last Saturday’s rematch between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin brought in between 1 million to 1.1 million pay-per-view buys on HBO on Linear TV, according to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times. Whereas, Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports said that the PPV was in the range of 1 Million to 1.15 Million buys. It also sold 40,000 digital PPV and according to industry experts, it was a rock-solid number.Still no official @Canelo @GGGBoxing PPV number. I am hearing 1mm to perhaps as much as 1.15 mm. Pretty good sales in any event, but a bit lower than first fight. #CaneloGGG2— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) September 20, 2018 Advertisement My strongest PPV industry source places the @Canelo @GGGBoxing as the third bout in excess of 1 million since @FloydMayweather @mannypacquiao in ‘15 at right near 1.1 million buys…@GoldenBoyBoxing declines to reveal a number.— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) September 21, 2018The PPV was priced at $84.99 which is $20 more than UFC PPV buys, but despite being so costly, it managed to break a million buys and will be considered a successful PPV event.However, when compared to PPV numbers of their last fight, it looks poor as the first fight sold 1.4 Million PPV buys, but the priced at $79.99. The fight also managed to sell tickets worth $27 Million, making it the third highest boxing gate of all time.Although the gate revenue from the rematch hasn’t been released yet, it’s expected that it will exceed well over the gate generated by the first fight.Also Read-Boxing: Canelo Alvarez to potentially return to the ring on Dec.15last_img read more

first_img2019 LS polls Lucknow, Jul 11 (PTI) With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Yogi Adityanath government today earmarked in its maiden budget Rs 1,240 crore for Ramayan, Buddhist and Krishna circuits in the pilgrim cities of Ayodhaya, Varanasi and Mathura. The BJP government also allocated Rs 800 crore under the Prasad Yojana to develop infrastructural facilities in Ayodhya, Varanasi and Mathura. In a bid to boost cultural heritage in the state, the budgetary allocation for these circuits has been made under the Swadesh Darshan Yojana. In its Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra (election manifesto), the BJP had promised to get a Ram temple built at Ayodhya under constitutional provisions if voted to power in Uttar Pradesh. “The party is firm on the Ram temple issue … Efforts will be made to ensure that Ram temple is constructed under the constitutional provisions,” BJP president Amit Shah had said while releasing the partys manifesto for the Assembly elections. “Law will be followed to get the temple built as soon as possible,” he had said. Besides, the budget granted Rs 200 crore to set up a cultural centre in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government has also decided to hold special programmes like Lok Malhar in Gorakhpur and Sawan Jhoola in Ayodhya. The budget also made provision for Krishna Sangrahalya to be set up in Mathura.It allocated Rs 25 crore for development of water sports at Ramgarh Taal in Gorakhpur, while it set aside Rs 10 crore for tourism development in Vindhyachal, Rs 5 crore for rural tourism development in Nagla-Chandrabhan in Mathura, and Rs 3 crore for organising Ramayana Conclave.advertisementIt also earmarked Rs 20 crore to construct Kailash Mansrovar Bhawan in Ghaziabad and Rs 500 crore for preparations of Ardha Kumbha Mela in Allahabad.The government set aside Rs 25 crore for helicopter services to promote tourism in the state.In addition, the government also laid out plans to organise monthly cultural programmes in various districts under Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Janm Shatabdi Samaroh.It earmarked Rs 135.26 crore for cultural programmes and set aside Rs 20 crore to build a modern auditorium at Gorakhpur, the native place of the chief minister.It allocated Rs 1 crore to set up of Geeta Shodh Sansthan in Mathura.The government also gave Rs 1 crore to provide subsidy to folk artistes for purchase of instruments for promoting folk arts. PTI NAV SMI GVSlast_img read more

first_imgEngland have the right balance to beat Australia at this year’s Ashes series, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has said after his team’s 3-1 series defeat by Joe Root’s side.Hosts England completed their series victory with a 177-run win at Old Trafford on Monday in a keenly contested series.Australia will host England for five Tests in one of the world’s most famous sporting rivalries with the first match beginning on November 23 in Brisbane.England’s opening bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad is expected to bear most of the burden of keeping Australia’s batsmen in reins and the pace duo received a lot of praise from du Plessis.”If you have assistance and skill, which England’s bowlers have, you can target Australia’s batting line-up,” du Plessis told the BBC.”They are relentless and our batting line-up wasn’t strong enough for them.”Australia have fiery and quick batsmen so England will need to get through them. (But) I think England could be Ashes winners. They have a balanced team.”Du Plessis captained his side to a famous 2-1 series victory Down Under last year, prompting wholesale changes in the Australian squad under Steve Smith.The 33-year-old said England would have an even better chance of succeeding if the wickets provide some assistance to the quicker bowlers.”I think it’s dependent on the conditions,” du Plessis said.”I’ve always felt Australia as a team play really well on flat wickets, bouncy flat wickets, (but) if the conditions allow a bit of seam and swing and spin, then I think England will be favourites.”advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgChelsea’s mini-tour of the Far East begins on Friday with a match against Kawasaki Frontale.Frank Lampard’s side have played a couple of friendlies in Ireland so far this summer, drawing with Bohemians and then defeating St Patrick’s Athletic 4-0, but they should face sterner opposition against the J-League outfit.Frontale currently lie third in the J-League, having lost just one of their first 18 matches of the season, and will want to make a strong impression against the Premier League side, who will place Barcelona in four days. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Game Kawasaki Frontale vs Chelsea Date Friday, July 16 Time 11:00am BST / 6:00am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be streamed via chelseafc.com or The 5th Stand app. US TV channel Online stream n/a chelseafc.com / The 5th Stand In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be streamed via chelseafc.com. UK TV channel Online stream n/a chelseafc.com / The 5th Stand Squads & Team News Position Kawasaki Frontale squad Goalkeepers Jung, Arai, H. Mawatari Defenders Taniguchi, Jesiel, Fitzgerald, Kurumaya, Noborizato, K. Mawatari, Maguinho Midfielders Morita, Tanaka, Harada, Oshima, Shimoda, Ade, Issaka, Saito, Hasegawa, Ienaga, Yamamura, Nakamura, Wakisaka Forwards Damiao, Kobayashi, Chinen Tatsuki Nara missed Kawasaki’s thumping 3-0 win over Tokyo on Sunday and will sit out once again along with Eisuke Fujishima and Shunsuke Ando.Ryota Oshima is also a doubt. Position Chelsea squad Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Cumming Defenders Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, Zouma, Ampadu, Alonso, Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson, Tomori Midfielders Kovacic, Kante, Jorginho, Drinkwater, Barkley, Bakayoko, Kenedy, Mount, Palmer, Gilmour, Pulisic Forwards Pedro, Batshuayi, Giroud, Abraham Chelsea welcome Christian Pulisic into their squad for the first time, while N’Golo Kante is back after a slight concern over his knee.The Blues have not picked Ethan Ampadu in their squad to travel as the club seeks to find him a loan move for the season to allow him greater first-team opportunities.Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Antonio Rudiger all remain injured, although they are said to be making good progress back towards fitness.Willian is out with knee trouble.Chelsea starting XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Zouma, Alonso; Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount; Pedro, Batshuayi, KenedySubstitutes: Cumming, Zappacosta, Christensen, Emerson, Tomori, Drinkwater, Barkley, Pulisic, Palmer, Bakayoko, GiroudBetting & Match Odds Chelsea are priced as 1/3 favourites with Bet365. Kawasaki Frontale are 7/1 to record an upset, while the draw is 7/2.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Frank Lampard Chelsea 2019-20Frank Lampard takes charge of his third game with the Blues, with the club’s record scorer taking his team to tackle back-to-back J-League champions Kawasaki Frontale.With a transfer ban hovering over the club, there is little distraction from the transfer market this summer, giving the new boss the opportunity to focus on finding the best personnel and system in the squad he has been left with.Lampard is not daunted by that challenge, though it does make matches like Friday’s all the more important to the development of his plans.“My job is to have absolute belief in the players and that’s what training has started to give me,” he explained. “I can see quality and attitude through the squad.“When you know where you’re at it absolutely homes in what is important: the club together, players, staff and fans, giving everything to improve daily, to improve game by game. It helps my focus.“When we have the ball, I want to move the ball quickly and create chances to win games and to play football we enjoy. That’s my job now.”In their first tour of Japan since 2012, Chelsea will also face Barcelona in what is the main event, though they should not underestimate the quality of the side they are faced with at the Nissan Stadium.Kawaski are riding high once again in the J-League, sitting third having lost only a single match all season, and have a selection of potent offensive options, including Brazil international forward Leandro Damiao, who has notched five goals in 11 outings this season.Indeed, Frontale are undefeated in all competitions since a 1-0 Asian Champions League loss to Ulsan in April – a run of 16 matches. With their season in full flow, this match could not have come at a better time for them to prove their quality to a worldwide audience.last_img read more

first_imgWas very clear in my mind what I wanted to do: Rohit Sharma after Vizag Test hundredRohit Sharma scored a hundred in Test cricket after nearly two years to put India in a commanding position on Day 1 of the first Test against South Africa on Wednesday.advertisement Next Rohan Sen VizagOctober 2, 2019UPDATED: October 2, 2019 16:58 IST Rohit Sharma said that his plan was to trust his game and abilities as he opened in Test cricket for the first time (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit said that he had told the team management that he wanted to open in Tests and thanked them for the opportunityRohit Sharma scored his 4th Test hundred and first in nearly 2 years for IndiaDuring his innings, Rohit also equalled Rahul Dravid’s record of 6 successive Test fifties at homeIndia’s new Test opener Rohit Sharma was delighted after scoring a hundred in the ongoing first match against South Africa in Vizag on Wednesday which put the home side in the driver’s seat.Rohit was unbeaten on 115 at the end of day’s play which was cut short due to bad light and subsequent rain in the city as India reached 202 for no loss at stumps with Mayank Agarwal batting on 84.Rohit’s hundred was his fourth in Test cricket, all have come on home soil, and his first in nearly two years in red-ball cricket. During the course of his innings, Rohit also equalled Rahul Dravid’s record for most number of consecutive fifty-plus scores in Tests at home.Dravid had hit 6 successive fifty-plus scores between 1997 and 1998. Rohit emulated the feat at home over a 3-year period between 2016 and 2019. The streak includes an unbeaten 102 against Sri Lanka in Nagpur in November 2017.Rohit said that his plan was to trust his game and abilities and that’s what he was able to achieve against the Proteas on a good batting track at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.”I was very clear in my mind what I wanted to do. The new ball will always do a bit in the initial overs — whether it’s red ball or white.”I have played cricket in India for a long time now and that’s why I was aware of the conditions and knew that once you get past the first 10 overs, it becomes difficult to get wickets. And it becomes easier to score runs.advertisement”This was my plan to tackle the new ball and then stick to what I had planned. Backing myself and my game was most important for me because it was all I had in my mind,” Rohit Sharma said after the end of day’s play.@ImRo45 #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/BsqCeWdTQmBCCI (@BCCI) October 2, 2019The 32-year-old Mumbai batsman also thanked the Indian team management for giving him the opportunity to open the innings in Test cricket.”I wanted to take the opportunity and that’s why I made the management aware of it. I am grateful to them for providing me with the opportunity and I am happy I could score runs,” Rohit told reporters.Rohit and Mayank weathered the storm in the first hour of play this morning and then opened up once the Proteas spinners came into the attack. Rohit hit five sixes and 12 boundaries while Mayank managed 11 fours and two maximums.Starting the session at 91/0, the Indian openers put on 111 runs in the post-lunch session when umpires called for an early tea owing to bad light. During the break the rain picked up and play had to be called off even before the final session began.Also Read | India vs South Africa 1st Test: Rain plays spoilsport in Vizag on Day 1 after Rohit Sharma hundredAlso Read | Rohit Sharma walks out as Test opener, hits stylish hundredAlso Read | Rohit Sharma emulates Rahul Dravid’s feat in VisakhapatnamAlso Read | Great to see Rohit Sharma use his experience well, says VVS LaxmanFor 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 Rohit SharmaFollow India vs South AfricaFollow Vizag TestFollow Rohit Sharma 4th Test hundredlast_img read more

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom VOS Sympathy, one of Vroon’s DP2 subsea-support vessels, will leave the North Sea this week for a new project in Venezuela with their clients Delta SubSea (DSS), Vroon announced today.Delta SubSea, headquartered in Montgomery, Texas, is a leading integrated independent provider of ROV (remotely operated vehicle) services and solutions. Delta SubSea’s ROV fleet is focused on solutions for customers in the inspection, repair and maintenance, construction, drilling and decommissioning market segments.VOS Sympathy will be based out of Trinidad & Tobago. She will operate as an ROV platform and light construction vessel for two projects, supporting the operations of a pipe layer. Vroon, January 27, 2014 My locationlast_img read more

first_imgFinance and Treasury Board Minister Diana Whalen introduced the Financial Measures (2015) Act today, April 27, to implement the measures in Budget 2015-2016. The Financial Measures Act provides the legislative authority for budget measures and is a routine part of the budget process. The 2015-16 budget holds the line on spending, restructures and reduces the size of government, and continues to clear the way for private-sector growth. Revenue for 2015-16 is an estimated $9.9 billion, a 3.7 per cent increase from 2014-15. Expenses are an estimated $10 billion, an increase of 0.9 per cent from 2014-15. The budget forecasts a $97.6-million deficit. “Government is working to balance the programs we need with the expenditures we can afford,” said Ms. Whalen. “We challenged the way things have been done and made major structural changes in this budget. “This is a tough budget, but it is a necessary one if we are to position this province to take advantage of future opportunities.” Budget 2015-2016 established a Department of Business, reduced the size of the public service, established a permanent review of all programs, implemented the Education Action Plan, increased university funding, increased funding to people with disabilities and addressed orthopaedic surgery wait times. The Financial Measures (2015) Act will also make changes to wind down the Film Industry Tax Credit and replace it with the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund, which reflects the outcome of meetings with the film industry. The fund is forecasted to be $10 million in 2016-17. It will also allow the animation industry to access government support through the Digital Media Tax Credit. For more information, see the Department of Finance and Treasury Board website at www.novascotia.ca/finance .last_img read more

first_imgGovernment will review the province’s fuel supply management system in the wake of failures in the gas supply chain over the past week. “I am concerned about the industry’s response to a situation that left many people, small businesses and retailers without access to gas during this busy travel season,” said Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill. Mr. Churchill announced today, Sept. 2, that he will conduct an independent review under the Emergency Management Act into how the system failed and to identify improvements needed to ensure the situation is not repeated. “We will ensure that our emergency responders – police, fire, and ambulance services, along with health-care workers – are protected in the event of future fuel shortages,” said Mr. Churchill. The review will look for solutions to ensure that emergency providers are able to deliver services to Nova Scotians without interruption. It will also examine how Nova Scotians can be warned earlier about impending disruptions, and seek improvements in communication between industry and government to ensure that future risks are reduced. Mr. Churchill said he expects to name a respected third party public safety specialist to lead the review within the next week. To view the terms of reference, visit novascotia.ca/dma/pdf/dma-2015_Sept_11_Terms_of_ReferenceFuel_Shortage_Independent_Review.pdf .last_img read more

first_imgJonathan and Drew Scott are urging support of Habitat For Humanity’s response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.Through the Habitat Hammers Back initiative, the global housing nonprofit is assisting families in Texas and has begun assessing damages in Florida and the Caribbean.“We’ve seen how recent hurricanes have devastated whole communities — flooding and destroying homes,” the brothers said. “Join Habitat for Humanity as we repair and rebuild. You can help someone desperately in need of a place to call home. We will rebuild, but only with your help.”The Scott brothers are urging people to donate to the recovery at www.habitat.org/hurricanes.On this National Day of Service, Habitat for Humanity is working alongside homeowners in Texas as part of its response to Hurricane Harvey. As Irma’s storm clouds clear, local Habitat offices are beginning to assess damage in Florida and the Caribbean.In addition to long-term housing repair and construction, Habitat’s response includes organizing volunteers and resources to help with the cleanup of homes damaged by wind and flood waters. Construction plans will be determined after evaluations and will depend on the level of support received from donors, volunteers, corporate partners and other community organizations.last_img read more

Rabat – American rapper Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is set to open a club, hotel, and restaurant in Marrakesh, Morocco called Fiesta Beach.According to Irish television network Tv3, 50 Cent is opening the resort in a partnership with entrepreneur Olivier Da Silva, which is the third property of the Fiesta Group.The other two properties include a club named Fiesta in Brussels and a restaurant named Dandy in Marrakesh. The same source said that the resort was expected to open last Friday, April 29.The hip-hop mogul has posted a year-old video to Instagram, showing workers completing construction on a new mansion in Africa, with a statement that reads: “My crib is almost finished in Africa.”It turned out that the building was his new resort.The website www.fiestabeachmarrakech.com created for this resort is still under maintenance.To promote his tourist facility, 50 Cent uploaded a promotional video on media-sharing website Vimeo featuring a beautiful woman riding a camel in the desert, who becomes astonished to see a lush oasis emerge from the sand dunes which transforms into the Fiesta Beach’s logo.Marrakech, the world renowned tourist destination, has become a hub for investment from world superstars.Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo is also reportedly building the first first-class African hotel for international celebrities in Marrakech. read more

TORONTO — An energy company must immediately pay about $14 million to another company even as it seeks to fight the award before Canada’s highest court, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday.In dismissing a stay of an earlier ruling, the Court of Appeal decided that allowing Alectra Utilities to hold off paying what it owes Solar Power Network would not serve the interests of justice.The issue arose in September 2016 when Alectra cancelled a financing agreement with Solar Power for the construction of solar-power projects in Ontario. Under a contract in which they had agreed to binding arbitration, Solar Power asked an arbitrator to award them $19.5 million in damages. Court records show the arbitrator concluded Alectra had terminated the deal illegally, and awarded Solar Power $12.3 million for lost profits.A lower court judge set aside the award on the basis that it might have been unreasonable or even wrong. Solar Power appealed.Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal found the parties had agreed under their deal to final and binding arbitration, which prevented one of them from taking the case to the courts except in the narrowest of circumstances.As a result, the court found, a judge had been wrong to set aside the arbitrator’s award on the basis that it might have been unreasonable or even wrong. The court ordered Alectra to pay the award plus other costs.Related Stories:Nigerian court orders firm that won $9 bln case against government to forfeit assetsNigerian court orders firm that won $9 bln case against government to forfeit assetsAlectra went back to the Court of Appeal to ask for an urgent stay of the ruling pending the outcome of its efforts to have the Supreme Court of Canada weigh in.While Appeal Court Justice David Paciocco agreed Alectra had a reasonable case and would suffer some real damage, he denied the stay.“Alectra has earnings and assets in the billions,” the Appeal Court ruled. “While there is a modest risk that, if the stay is denied, Alectra may end up losing money that it could prove to be entitled to, the intensity of that risk pales next to the risk to (Solar) if the stay is granted.”In his reasons, Paciocco noted that Solar Power was having serious cash-flow problems that were threatening its viability.“Its creditors, owed approximately $7 million, are standing down in the expectation that (Solar) can collect the damages this court has determined (it) is entitled to,” Paciocco wrote. “If this court’s decision is stayed, (Solar’s) continued viability will be placed at increased risk by those creditors.”Enforcing the court’s decision would solve the liquidity problems that are preventing Solar from competing for lucrative contracts, he said.“It is not too much to say in these circumstances that there are existential risks to (Solar) if a stay is granted,” Paciocco said. “If those risks materialize and (Solar) does ultimately prove to be entitled to the damages award this court has upheld, the damage that the stay of enforcement will cause cannot readily be undone.”Alectra will also have to pay another $7,500 to Solar for its failed stay motion. read more

TORONTO – The Hamilton, Toronto, Victoria and Vancouver markets helped push Canadian home prices higher last month, resulting in the largest March rise in a decade, according to a new report.The Teranet-National Bank national composite house price index gained 0.9 per cent for the month.Compared with a year ago, the composite index was up 13.5 per cent, the largest 12-month rise since November 2006.Toronto climbed a record 24.8 per cent, while Hamilton increased 21.5 per cent, also a record. Victoria gained 18.0 per cent, while Vancouver added 12.2 per cent.Hamilton and Toronto posted record gains for the month as they increased 2.1 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively. Victoria climbed 1.0 per cent and Vancouver added 0.9 per cent.However, five of the 11 markets tracked showed a monthly drop in the index. Ottawa-Gatineau, Calgary, Halifax, Edmonton and Quebec City all took a step back. by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 12, 2017 8:10 am MDT Last Updated Apr 12, 2017 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Teranet-National Bank home price index posts largest March increase in a decade read more

According to the UN peacekeeping mission in the country (MONUSCO), fighting between the DRC armed forces (FARDC) and the Alliance des Patriotes pour un Congo Libre et Souverain (APCLS) on Friday killed some 11 APCLS combatants and injured one FARDC soldier.Since fighting first began in February, tens of civilians have been killed, including a humanitarian worker, hundreds have been wounded and thousands have been displaced. Thousands who have fled the violence have sought refuge around the UN peacekeeping base in Kitchanga.MONUSCO said that following the fighting on Friday, the mission has provided protection to about 1,500 civilians. “The situation is reported to be calm at present but the UN mission continues to monitor the situation and patrol the area,” UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey told reporters in New York.MONUSCO is tasked with supporting the Congolese authorities in their stabilization and peace consolidation efforts, including assisting with the holding of elections, the monitoring of human rights violations and support for Government action against armed groups operating in the east of the country.The UN Security Council last week strengthened MONUSCO’s capacity by authorizing the deployment of an intervention brigade that will carry out targeted offensive operations, with or without the Congolese national army, against armed groups that threaten peace in the eastern part of DRC. read more

“Car manufacturing continued to perform well, with output up more than 22% for the month and 15% for the year-to-date,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “While uncertainty in Europe remains a challenge, the £6 billion investment committed to the UK in the last two years delivers long-term growth opportunities and the latest figures show that our products have enormous global appeal.”Click through to download the full UK automotive manufacturing news release and data table for July 2012.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Car output rose for the 13th consecutive month, up 22.2% in July and 15.1% for the year-to-date.CV output stabilised down 1.3% in the month with a 7.7% fall for the first seven months.UK engine production was up 0.3% over the year, with a narrow 1.9% downturn in the month. UK auto manufacturing soars 20% in July 2012 read more

first_imgMetso has signed a contract with Northland Resources for a five-year mill lining service and inspection program for the Kaunisvaara project in northern Sweden. The contract complements previous project orders by Northland Resources, announced by Metso earlier this year. The value of the order is EUR19 million. The Metso Life-Cycle Services (LCS) program at Kaunisvaara includes both the supply and installation of mill liners and technical and maintenance support for the SAG mill on the Tapuli process line. Metso’s on-site resources will also conduct liner inspections to maximise mill availability. The contract period will commence when installation of the Tapuli process line is completed at the end of 2012. “We’re pleased to have concluded this contract as it maximizes the availability of our grinding line,” says Shane Williams, Vice President, Projects, Northland Resources. “As this is a cost-per-tonne contract, we’ll be able to forecast expenditure over extended periods of time. It will be a very useful asset in view of the total investment involved.”“We embrace the opportunity to partner with Northland in a five-year LCS commitment,” says João Ney Colagrossi, President of Services business line, Metso. “The speed at which operations at Kaunisvaara are progressing is impressive and we are looking forward to a rewarding working relationship with Northland Resources.”The scope of service for the LCS program at Kaunisvaara consists of Metso Poly-Met mill liners, liner handlers and essential tools, technical assistance including maintenance and shutdown planning, as well as monthly audits and annual inspection services for the Tapuli grinding mill.Northland Resources is a development-stage mining company with a portfolio of iron ore projects in Northern Sweden and Finland. The company’s Kaunisvaara project will exploit magnetite iron ore deposits, feeding a single, multi-line processing facility in Sweden. The process yields high-grade, high-quality magnetite iron concentrate.last_img read more

Bertus Servaas ← Previous Story RK Vardar beat RK Metalurg in Macedonian derby Next Story → WISLA TV before “Holly War” series – Cadenas: Kielce have best attack in Europe Charismatic Vive Tauron Kielce boss Bertus Servaas has no doubt about the team which would like to see in the big final on the oposite side of the court at Lanxess Arena in Cologne:I really wanted to get PSG or Kiel, because I dream about a big final against Veszprem. I think that would be a great revelation, if two teams, which have never won the EHF Champions League, meet in the final. In addition, the two teams that have the best fans in Europe. This is another reason why it would be fun to play with this team in the final, so I’m glad I did not hit on them in semi-final – said Servaas for domestic media.The Polish champions will play against PSG Handball for the final on May 28. read more

first_imgThere’s been no shortage of cool videos from researchers working on small flying machines. Most of the things that have been created so far, such as the quad-copters, are able to stop in mid air. They can re-orient themselves and make decisions from a holding pattern. This is much more difficult to accomplish with a fixed wing aircraft, but that hasn’t stopped several MIT researchers from designing one such plane.The MIT Robust Robotics Group has released a video demonstrating a small airplane capable of extended indoor flight without the use of GPS. The craft uses a laser-guided system powered by an Intel Atom processor. Combined with an inertial measurement unit, the laser mapping used on the plane is able to “see” the obstacles in its immediate environment and accurately navigate around those obstacles. This system allows the plane to come within a few centimeters of obstacles while traveling at 22mph as though it were nothing. Since this is a fixed wing aircraft and does not require the same amount of constant energy as a quadcopter to stay afloat, this design allows for a much longer flight times.This project is far from over, as the MIT researchers are next to tackle the issues found in providing the on-board computer with enough information to plot trajectory on its own. During the presentation, markers were put in place to help the plane make decisions, which means this plane can’t efficiently fly into a room that hasn’t already been mapped out. The laser guidance system can only see a two-dimensional view of the world, and obviously a third dimension would make the plan significantly more capable.I feel like every day the Robust Robotics Group works on this project is another day closer to science fiction and reality, at least when it comes to tiny flying robots, merges into one thing.Read more at MITlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s another lovely day out there, but there’s wetter weather on the way Tomorrow will remain warm, with a mix of isolated showers and sunny spells. By Cormac Fitzgerald 10 Comments Monday 22 Apr 2019, 1:06 PM https://jrnl.ie/4602308 Share Tweet Email Apr 22nd 2019, 1:06 PM Image: Shutterstock/Anton Watman Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Anton Watman 41,923 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article TODAY IS ANOTHER warm, bright, dry day across the country, but more unsettled weather is on the way for later in the week. Rounding off a lovely Easter bank holiday weekend, temperatures will reach as high as 18 to 21 in some areas, with good sunny spells in most places.It’s cooler along the south and southwest coast, and there is a risk of some isolated showers in the south and east later on in the evening. Tonight will start dry, but there will be some scattered rain spreading from the south and east later on.Tomorrow will remain warm, with a mix of isolated showers and sunny spells. Top temperatures will be 17 to 21 degrees. Things will start to take a turn on Wednesday, with a damp, wet start to the day. Showery outbreaks of rain will cover much of the country, with a cold front moving up from the south. There is potential for some heavy, thundery showers developing later in the evening. Thursday will remain showery, with longer spells of rain also forecast. The weekend will be a mix of wet and windy weather, with some drier spells too. Enjoy the sun while it lasts!last_img read more

first_imgFrance : 2 euros pour 1m² d’espace naturel préservé avec le WWFFrance – Avec la campagne “Chaque m² compte pour sauver la biodiversité”, WWF invite le plus grand nombre à faire un petit geste pour préserver les espaces naturels français. Ainsi, 2 euros versés au WWF permettent à l’association d’acheter 1 m² de terrain. Urbanisation, aménagements routiers ou touristiques, pratiques de chasse… De nombreux espaces naturels français sont menacés par ces activités humaines, lesquelles mettent en danger diverses espèces animales et végétales. En réponse à leur développement, le WWF a lancé une campagne au fonctionnement simple : chaque don de 2 euros permet à l’association d’acheter, et donc de préserver, un mètre carré d’espace naturel menacé. De quoi protéger, entre autres, les flamants roses en Camargue, les jaguars en Guyane française ou encore les loutres et les castors sur les bords de Loire.  A ce jour, 27.230 m² ont déjà pu être achetés grâce à ce dispositif. L’association rappelle que lorsque vous versez 2 euros au WWF, un troisième euro est trouvé grâce à différents partenariats et contrats publics noués avec elle. Sur ces 3 euros, 2,22 servent alors directement aux actions de conservation. Enfin, jusqu’à 66% d’un don peuvent être déduits de l’impôt sur le revenu : un versement de 50 euros revient donc, déduction d’impôt comprise, à seulement 17,50 euros.  Le 14 juin 2010 à 16:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more