first_imgBy BEN HARRISThere will be plenty of teams throwing caution to the wind in the hope their desperation can hand them a semi-finals berth at the National Touch League at Coffs Harbour.Day three is the start of the finals for six of the divisions.Sydney Rebels, Brisbane City Cobras and ACT Pirates have all confirmed their spots in the quarter-finals of the mixed open division.Rebels remain unbeaten in Pool A and palmed off South Queensland Sharks, their nearest rivals, on day two.In the other top of the table clash in Pool B, the Cobras defeated the Pirates 7-5 and look set to top that division.Hunter Western Hornets appear to be the team to beat in the women’s T-League as they are the only undefeated side left.They lead by four points in Pool B from Cobras and Sydney Scorpions, while it’s much tighter in Pool A with South West Queensland Swans holding onto a slender lead from the Sunshine Coast Pineapples and South Australia Heat.The Queensland sides continue to lead the way in the men’s T-League with North Queensland Tropical Cyclones and Cobras levelled on the same number of points in Pool A.Central Queensland Bulls (A) remain undefeated in Pool B with Sydney Scorpions second.Scorpions remain undefeated in the men’s 30s but hot on their tails are the Pineapples and the Sharks.The Sharks and Pineapples are also in the mix for the women’s 35s as they are one and two respectively while Hornets are in third spot.Scorpions lead in the men’s 40s with a host of teams in a log-jam behind them, while in the women’s 40s the Swans and Hornets are on the same number of points.The men’s 45s is a battle between the Scorpions and the Sharks, and in the senior mixed, Scorpions lead the way in that division.The Queensland sides are in front in the men’s 50s and men’s 55s divisions.Sharks (A), Pineapples and the Cyclones occupy the first three positions but there are five teams all within a win of each other.Only a huge form reversal will deny the Cyclones victory in the men’s 55s as they have all of their matches and lead the division by 12 points.Day three is finals day with the first lot of finals beginning at 4.45pm.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2015 National Touch League in the following ways: Websites Social Media Facebook – Twitter – (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2015) Instagram – YouTube – (live streaming of select games will occur, stay tuned to for all of the links)Related LinksNTL day twolast_img read more

first_imgCardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman has confirmed the Bluebirds are yet to pay Nantes the first instalment for missing striker Emiliano Sala.Earlier on Wednesday reports emerged that the Ligue 1 club were demanding six of the €15 million (£13m/$17m) from the Premier League club for the Argentine forward.AdChoices广告The plane carrying Sala – and pilot David Ibbotson – from Nantes to Cardiff went missing on January 21 , with Guernsey Police undertaking a search for the Piper Malibu aircraft in the following days. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? After that exploration was stopped, a privately-funded search for the aircraft was launched and the plane was found on Sunday, with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirming one passenger is visible in the submerged wreckage.The AAIB have now recovered the body and, out of respect for Sala’s family, Dalman says Cardiff will allow an ongoing process to be completed before dealing with the payment to Nantes.”The only thing I can say, because it is a sensitive subject, is that I confirm that what you are saying [that Cardiff haven’t paid the first instalment] is true,” he told L’Equipe .”And to be honest, I do not want to say anything more at this time.”When asked why they are yet to pay, Dalman added: “The first reason is that the body has not been recovered yet.”We must show respect to the family. There is a process for recovering the plane. It’s too early for us to comment.”[We will pay] when we think it’s the right time to do it.”I don’t think Cardiff said we were not going to pay.”The AAIB said in a statement released on Wednesday: “In challenging conditions, the AAIB and its specialist contractors successfully recovered the body previously seen amidst the wreckage. The operation was carried out in as dignified a way as possible and the families were kept informed of progress.”Unfortunately, attempts to recover the aircraft wreckage were unsuccessful before poor weather conditions forced us to return the ROV to the ship.  The weather forecast is poor for the foreseeable future and so the difficult decision was taken to bring the overall operation to a close.  The body is currently being taken to Portland to be passed into the care of the Dorset Coroner. “Although it was not possible to recover the aircraft, the extensive video record captured by the ROV is expected to provide valuable evidence for our safety investigation.”last_img read more

first_imgIPL 2019: RCB have lost 6 out 6, Chahal optimistic of playoff berthYuzvendra Chahal feels that they have to put losses behind and focus on eight matches coming up. He believes the team still has an outright chance to qualify for the playoffs.advertisement Press Trust of India MohaliApril 12, 2019UPDATED: April 12, 2019 23:50 IST IPL 2019: RCB’s Yuzvendra Chahal optimistic of playoff berth. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAfter losing 6 out of 6 matches, RCB’s Chahal still feels the team has a chance of qualifying in the IPL playoffsYuzvendra Chahal feels that Kohli-led RCB is not playing as a team and that they need to step upChahal also said that frequent chopping and changing in the top order has affected the team balanceDown in the dumps after six straight losses, Royal Challengers Bangalore spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Friday admitted that his side failed to click as a unit this season so far but said staying focused and hoping to win the the remaining games was the only option before the team now.”We have to forget about the games we lost because we cannot change the results. We have to put losses behind and focus on eight matches coming up,” Chahal said at the pre-match press conference ahead of their crucial game against Kings XI Punjab here on Saturday.Virat Kohli-led RCB have lost six matches on the trot and are placed at the bottom of the points table.Chahal, the side’s leading wicket taker, believes that all is not over yet.”We are six down, but we still have an outright chance to qualify for the playoffs. If you can remember in 2016, when we played in final, we were in the same kind of situation. We needed to win six out of seven games. We need to back our skills,” he said.On where things went wrong for RCB this season, Chahal said, “I am not going to blame batting or bowling. I think as a team we have not clicked, we are not playing as a team. Sometimes our batting is not working and sometimes bowling. We need to understand that it is not an individual game, you can’t depend upon couple of players. All the eleven players need to step up.”advertisementHe also said that RCB will need to do better in the death bowling.”We need to improve in our death bowling as well. It is a big issue for us. We are bowling well till the 16th over. We need to finish well,” the wrist-spinner said.The frequent chopping and changing in the top order had also affected the team balance of RCB and Chahal, when asked to comment on this, said, “We are a settled squad. There is no question about it. We want Virat and AB de Villiers to play as much as possible. We change the top order according to the situation of the game.”Chahal admitted that RCB fielding has not been up to the mark and said dropping 12-13 catches was simply unacceptable.On the week-long break which the side had, Chahal said, “The break was good for us. We discussed where we are committing mistakes. Tomorrow is an important match. If we can win this, we can get back the momentum.”Addressing a separate press conference, KXIP head coach Mike Hesson said that he was hopeful his in-form batting order will be back in full strength, including Chris Gayle.He said both Gayle and Mayank Agarwal have recovered and are highly likely to feature in the playing XI on Saturday.KXIP have won four out of seven games they played so far.”Gayle has made some good recovery, it’s just back spasms, not anything major. He got a whack on his foot but that seems to have settled down as well. He is highly likely to play on Saturday,” Hesson said.”Mayank has made some good recovery, obviously he had some damage to his finger but I am hopeful that he will be playing.”Also Read | Yuzvendra Chahal is no robot, he is a champion bowler: Muttiah MuralitharanAlso Read | You are my batting inspiration, Smriti Mandhana jokes with Yuzvendra ChahalFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow IPL 2019Follow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow IPL playoffslast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Toronto’s been buzzing with celebrity sightings over the last few days during the 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival.But one celebrity sighting, in particular, has the internet in a frenzy after Ryan Gosling made a surprise visit to a Toronto coffee shop.Leading up to the festival, Grinder Coffee on Gerrard invited the Canadian actor to visit the coffee shop, using the hashtag #ryanneedsgrinder to get his attention. Following the premiere of Gosling’s latest film First Man, the actor paid the coffee shop a visit to the delight of staff.And this happened… #ryanneedsgrinder worked. The man himself showed up. What a good sport, a well brought up Canadian boy. We truly appreciate Ryan taking the time the time to visit us during #tiff. Take that @idriselba your loss.— GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 11, 2018“The man himself showed up. What a good sport, a well brought up Canadian boy. We truly appreciate Ryan taking the time the time to visit us during #tiff,” reads a tweet accompanying a photo of Gosling and an employee posted on Twitter.This isn’t the first time the cafe has tried to get a celebrity to stop by during TIFF. Last year, the coffee shop attempted to get Idris Elba to stop in, but unfortunately, the Molly’s Game actor was a no-show, hence the Idris Elba jab in the tweet.It’s true, Elba clearly missed out.Here’s a recap of their campaign: Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment by Ainsley Smith Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,213.42, down 142.16 points):Avnel Gold Mining Ltd. (TSX:AVK). Miner. Up 13 cents, or 45.61 per cent, to 41.5 cents on 20.2 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 41 cents, or 1.70 per cent, to $24.49 on six million shares.Red Eagle Mining Corp. (TSX:R). Miner. Up two cents, or 7.84 per cent, to 27.5 cents on 5.7 million shares.Argex Titanium Inc. (TSX:RGX). Chemicals. Down half-a-cent, or 10.00 per cent, to 4.5 cents on 5.4 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 11 cents, or 1.15 per cent, to $9.46 on 4.5 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 12 cents, or 1.06 per cent, to $11.39 on 4.4 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down three cents, or 1.22 per cent, to $2.42 on 2.5 million shares. Bombardier’s railway division said Thursday it’s eliminating up to 2,200 jobs in Germany by 2020, representing nearly a quarter of its workforce in the country. The move is part of restructuring plans announced last fall to eliminate 7,500 transportation and aerospace jobs around the world.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Down 66 cents, or 1.26 per cent, to $51.90 on 2.6 million shares. Michigan has released a report looking at how to deal with the spill risk of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline that runs exposed underwater in a strait between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. The report Thursday by Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems found that building new pipelines around the Great Lakes would cost between US$2 billion and US$4 billion depending on the route. Barges and trucks were discounted as options because of the logistical constraints of trying to handle the 86 million litres of petroleum products per day currently shipped on the line.Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG). Financial Services. Down 25 cents, or 1.45 per cent, to $16.94 on 1.3 million shares. The alternative mortgage lender says its expenses soared $175 million above normal during the second quarter as it fought to survive a cash shortage that erupted as customers withdrew most of the money they had deposited in the company’s savings accounts. On a more positive note, Home Capital says it’s encouraged by the inflows of deposits since it got a vote of confidence from famed billionaire Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway will invest up to $400 million in the company.Jean Coutu Group Inc. (TSX:PJC.A). Drug store chain. Down 87 cents, or 4.19 per cent, to $19.91 on 389,521 shares. The association representing Canada’s generic pharmaceutical industry is slamming the Quebec government’s plan to resort to tendering in order to get cheaper generic prescription drugs. Health Minister Gaetan Barrette said Wednesday the government will proceed with tendering as of July 1.Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Up five cents, or 0.22 per cent, to $22.46 on 3.7 million shares. The Quebec-based drugmaker completed the sale of its Dendreon subsidiary for US$819.9 million cash. read more

The 19 August match at the San Siro Stadium between InterMilan and Nigeria’s champion club Enyimba will be the Brazilian champion’s first full match since injuring his knee in April 2000. The proceeds of the contest, which will be broadcast in Italy by RAI and in Brazil by O Globo, will go to UNDP-selected projects aimed at fighting poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.”I could not think of a better way to start the season other than in a single event that brings together two great motivations: football, which is my passion, and my responsibilities as Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP, in the service of the fight against poverty,” Ronaldo said.Appointed in February 2000 as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against poverty, Ronaldo has also been working with the agency for nearly three years on the “Teams to End Poverty” campaign, raising public awareness and support for initiatives that push back poverty and appealing to governments to devote more resources to development aid for countries in need.He travelled to Kosovo with UNDP to help educate the children of Gjakova and appeared with French World Cup hero Zinédine Zidane – who was himself appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador in March – in a UNDP poster campaign, which has appeared in almost 200 newspapers and magazines. The 19 August match will support the “Teams to End Poverty” campaign.According to UNDP, 1.2 billion people live on less than a dollar a day, 325 million children do not go to school, 826 million people are malnourished, 2 billion people do not have access to electricity and poverty kills 30,000 children every day.”We at UNDP salute Ronaldo for taking this initiative,” said Abdoulie Janneh, Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa, underscoring the importance of the commitment of individuals like the football superstar in attaining the goal of halving global poverty by 2015. “We also applaud the F.C. Internazionale Milano and Nigeria’s champion soccer club Enyimba for caring enough to use their athletic skills to raise money to support the efforts of men, women and children around the world to fight poverty and improve their lives.” read more

In statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, the Secretary-General emphasized that the right to freedom of expression and pluralistic and free media are essential components of a healthy democracy. Mr. Ban urged the Burundi Government to ensure that its legal framework is aligned with the country’s democratic tradition, “as well as the international human rights standards to which the country holds itself,” the statement said.

first_imgExcellon Resources reports dry mining conditions and the completion of its mine optimization plan at the company’s Platosa mine in Durango, Mexico.All current production headings at Platosa are dry, with ramp up in production rates underway and high-grade headings accessed in the Rodilla and Guadalupe South MantosCompleted installation of dewatering infrastructureAchieved targeted pumping and drawdown rates“Platosa is dry,” stated Brendan Cahill, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The completion of the optimization plan at Platosa marks a significant milestone in Platosa’s history and we now have a system fully implemented to eliminate the major bottleneck on production going forward. With dry operating conditions, our immediate goal is a smooth transition to materially higher rates of production and a return to an industry-leading cost profile in the coming quarters.”“The team at Platosa, led by VP Technical Services Denis Flood, Operations Manager Hector Lira and Project Manager Gerardo Labra, deserves great credit for implementing this plan over the past 18 months. We also benefitted immensely from expert technical oversight by Michael Verreault and his team at HydroRessources Inc and Patrick Martel and Alex Labbe of Technosub Inc.”The company initiated an optimization plan to more effectively dewater Platosa through an enhanced well-pumping system. The plan maintains and increases a localized ‘cone of depression’ of the water table around the mine workings, allowing dry mining conditions at Platosa. Excellon is transitioning to higher rates of production in fresh high-grade manto mineralization at lower costs relative to current and historical production at Platosa.The company has now completed the installation and commissioning of two booster stations and installed 12 submersible pumps. Both booster stations are now running at full capacity and nearly 100% efficiency. Drawdown rates have met or exceeded the Company’s forecasts, with pumping rates increasing to over 30,000 US gallons/min in early July.Excellon is currently operating on high-grade working faces in Rodilla and the Guadalupe South Manto. In the near term, it expects to access the high-grade 623 Manto and move to six production faces during the third quarter. A further update on the transition to higher production rates will be provided in the coming weeks.Excellon’s 100%-owned Platosa mine has been Mexico’s highest-grade silver mine since production commenced in 2005. The company is focused on optimizing the Platosa Mine’s cost and production profile, discovering further high-grade silver and carbonate replacement deposit (CRD) mineralization on the Platosa project and capitalizing on the opportunity in current market conditions to acquire undervalued projects in Latin America.last_img read more

first_imgMawson Resources Ltd has established a maiden Inferred gold-cobalt Mineral Resource estimate for Raja and Palokas prospects, at the 100% owned Rajapalot project in Finland.  The resource estimation was completed by AMC Consultants. Key points:A pit and underground Constrained Inferred Mineral Resource of 424,0000 oz of gold at 3.1 g/t AuEq (4.3 Mt at 2.3 g/t Au, 430 ppm Co) at 0.37 g/t AuEq cutoff open pit and 2 g/t AuEq underground was calculated, within a combined Unconstrained Inferred Mineral Inventory for the Palokas and Raja prospects of 482,0000 oz gold equivalent at a grade of 2.4 g/t AuEq (6.2 Mt at 1.7 g/t Au, 410 ppm Co) at 0.4 g/t AuEq cutoffThe constrained resource demonstrates the high-grade of Rajapalot with open-pittable grades of 2.8 g/t AuEq (2.1 g/t Au and 420 ppm Co) and underground grades of 5.2 g/t AuEq (4.4 g/t Au and 520 ppm Co)Electromagnetic fixed-loop transient (TEM) and airborne VTEMplus (VTEM) surveys at least double the potential mineralization footprints at the Raja and Palokas prospects and form immediate targets for the 15,000 m resource expansion diamond drill program planned to start in January 2019 (subject to permitting)The resource has substantial potential to grow, with only 20% (800 m) of the 4 km known mineralized trend included within the maiden resource to relatively shallow depths (average depth of drilling 88 m within 34.2 km drilled to date at Rajapalot)Establishes Rajapalot as a significant and strategic gold-cobalt resource for Finland. The unconstrained maiden inventory positions Rajapalot as one of Finland’s current top three gold projects by grade and contained ounces and one of a small group of cobalt resources prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 policy within Europe.Michael Hudson, Chairman and CEO, states, “The Rajapalot gold-cobalt Inferred Mineral Resource estimate is a great start and an important milestone for both Mawson and Finland. The resource calculation demonstrates the robustness and high-grade of gold-cobalt mineralization, and highlights the potential for substantial resource expansion with recently surveyed electromagnetic conductors, that closely correspond with the resource area, more than doubling the size of the potential mineralized footprint. These form immediate drill targets for our January 2019 drill plans where five drill rigs plan to test progressive step-out targets from the resource (subject to permitting).”Resource estimations at Rajapalot have been completed for the Raja and Palokas prospects by AMC.  The two prospects lie approximately 2 km apart within the same geological trend. The calculation represents the first resource estimate for the Rajapalot gold-cobalt project. AMC has reported both a “constrained” and “unconstrained” resource, where the constrained resource has used spatial restrictions of a Whittle™ pit at a gold price of $1,250/oz and a cobalt price of $30/lb. The gold equivalent (AuEq) value was calculated using the following formula: AuEq g/t = Au g/t + (Co ppm/608) with assumed prices of Co $30/lb; and Au $1,250/oz. AuEq varies with Au and Co prices.The world’s largest cobalt refinery is located 400 kms south  of Rajapalot, where CRU estimates annual refining of 22,734 t of  cobalt (approximately 18% of world refined cobalt production), 90% of which was sourced from Chinese-owned mines in the DRC. Finland mines only 650 t or 0.5% of the world’s cobalt per year. The Rajapalot resource has the potential to support Finland’s desire to source ethical and sustainable cobalt.last_img read more

first_imgTHE PROBLEMS KEEP coming for Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni.The Italian saw his side hammered 6-1 against Germany on Friday night. And as he prepares for the must-win clash against minnows the Faroe Islands tomorrow night, he’s now facing a ‘player revolt’.Stephen Kelly had a training ground row with Trap’s assistant Marco Tardelli and the Fulham defender had to be persuaded to board the flight to Vagar later on yesterday afternoon, according to the Irish Daily Mail. Kelly has been consistently ignored by the management team and has recently talked about his Euro 2012 experience, in which he saw no game time.Toronto FC player Darren O’Dea was preferred to Kelly on Friday night, as he partnered John O’Shea in the record-breaking defeat. Yesterday, skipper Robbie Keane was declared fit to start tomorrow while Andy Keogh has been ruled out.How do you think tomorrow’s game will go?Opinion: It’s Trap, and not the players, who is to blame for Ireland’s problemslast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Greece to reduce the number of employees on public-sector payrolls, echoing a recent call by Greece’s international creditors to hasten cuts to public administration.“Greece is still facing difficult times because the reduction of employment in the public sector is a topic that needs to be solved,” Merkel said in a joint press conference with Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek after a Friday meeting of the two leaders in Berlin. The chancellor acknowledged that such action will require “major political effort” and wished the Greek government success in its endeavors.“Greece still faces many problems,” Merkel said, despite the country’s “incredible efforts” towards reform.German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is scheduled to travel to Athens next Thursday. Source: Capital.grlast_img read more

Redknapp on Premier League title battle Its a three horse race

first_imgFormer Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes that three teams are in the running for this season’s Premier League titleAfter suffering shock back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City this month, Manchester City have slipped from top spot to third in the standings.Pep Guardiola’s side, who won the league crown in such dominant fashion last season, now find themselves seven points adrift of unbeaten leaders Liverpool.Redknapp’s old club Spurs aren’t doing badly either in second-place after beating Everton 6-2 at the weekend and Bournemouth 5-0 on Wednesday to extend their winning run to five matches.“I think it’s a three horse race,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “Liverpool are the favourites now which is a big turnaround.“But Tottenham are in great form at the moment and they are genuine title contenders.“Spurs are still in it, you can’t write them off. They are bang there, the way they are playing at the moment.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.As for Chelsea and Arsenal, Redknapp doesn’t see how either of them can be considered contenders.“I can’t see anybody else getting into it,” added the 71-year-old.“I watched Arsenal yesterday and they are nowhere near in my opinion.“I know they’ve had injuries, but at the back they are still very poor.“And Chelsea are just so reliant on Eden Hazard. Without him you couldn’t really see them challenging, they’re still short of a frontman.“So really, I think there are three runners and I think it will be very tight.”Meanwhile, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher tipped his old club to take home a first league title in 28 years.last_img read more

Women rule in TCI Child Laws must tighten says Governor

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Nov 2015 – Gender issues were top of mind last week in the TCI during a meeting arranged by UNICEF through the Ministry of Home Affairs. Governor Peter Beckingham listed the accomplishments of women in the country; citing several leadership roles currently held by the islands’ women. The Deputy Governor is a woman. The Attorney General is a woman. The Leader of the Opposition is a woman and the Deputy Premier of the country is also a woman. The Governor cautioned though that: “…there is no room for complacency” and turned his attention to another focus of the UNICEF meetings; namely child protection. “This is a topic which will be on the agenda of the Overseas Territories’ Joint Ministerial Council next month, when UK Ministers will be discussing with Premiers the strength of child safe-guarding. Turks and Caicos, like the other Territories, will be expected over the next year to demonstrate that it has all the necessary measures in place in schools and government departments.” The meetings were held in Grand Turk and were also supported by the United Nations Women and the UK’s Department for International Development. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:governor peter beckingham, ministry of home affairs, UNICEF TCI: Respect for children encouraged in MoE and UNICEF ‘Positive Discipline’ campaign More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again DR wants consulate office in TCIlast_img read more

first_imgPortland Winterhawks’ defenseman Seth Jones NEWARK, N.J. — The Nashville Predators selected Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones with the No. 4 overall NHL draft pick Sunday.Many experts expressed their surprise that Jones, rated No. 1 by many scouting services, wasn’t one of the first three picks.“I’m extremely happy with where I am,” Jones said. “I’m pretty familiar with (assistant coach) Phil Housley. I’m glad I’ll be playing under (team captain) Shea Weber.“It’s been a long journey to now and it’s finally over and we can finally start a new chapter.”Jones, 18, listed at 6-foot-4, 206 pounds, was a cornerstone of the Winterhawks’ WHL championship season, helping his team reach the final of the Memorial Cup tournament.“We’re incredibly proud of Seth for being selected fourth overall,” Portland Winterhawks general manager and head coach Mike Johnston said in statement. “He arrived under a great deal of scrutiny, but surpassed all expectations. He was a vital component of our WHL championship and I know he has a long NHL career ahead of him.”The WHL rookie of the year scored 14 goals and added 42 assists in 61 games in his first season with the Winterhawks. He had five goals in 21 playoff games. Jones also starred on the international stage, leading the United States to a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Championship where he had seven points, second among all defensemen at the tournament.The Colorado Avalanche selected center Nathan MacKinnon of the Halifax Mooseheads with the first pick.The 17-year-old MacKinnon, a 6-foot, 182-pound center, is a solid two-way presence with strong hands and stick-handling and skating skills. He is considered a natural scorer and a very good puck distributor.last_img read more

SoFlo Alvin Ailey dancers return for Arsht Center performance

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Alvin Ailey Dancers are poetry in motion, and some of their grace and power is from South Florida.Jamar Roberts is a shining star with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, but his dance career started here in SoFlo, where this dynamic dancer graduated from the New World School of the Arts.So it’s a homecoming for Jamar when Alvin Ailey performs at the Adrienne Arsht Center this month.Jamar Roberts: “Performing in my hometown is like a big giant hug. Mainly, this is the only place in all of the world where I can get this love and support, including people screaming my name and waving banners.”Jamar is a busy guy. He’s on tour with the Alvin Ailey Company, he’s been a guest professional dancer on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” and when he’s home, he helps out where it all started: his old dance studio, “Dance Empire” in Miami, where Jamar runs special classes for up and coming dancers.Now you can see Jamar in action with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.To win tickets to their show at the Arsht Center Feb. 23 email us at Include your name, address and phone number and you could win. Good luck! last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday January 19 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, January 19, 2019:#1) WCTV Youth Open HouseWilmington Community Television (10 Waltham Street) is holding a Youth Open House from 1am to noon where children and their parents can get a tour of the facility and meet the station’s Youth Director Marty McCue. Learn more about WCTV’s weekend youth program, which starts back up in February and meets for 10 weekends. More details about the youth program can be found at If your child or a family friend is interested in multimedia, this is a good opportunity to see what WCTV is all about.#2) Pokemon Club At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a meeting of its Pokemon Club at 3pm. Join other Pokémon lovers to play the game, trade cards and have fun! Grades 1+.#3) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#4) Wilmington Food Pantry OpenThe Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.#5) Get Your Girl Scout CookiesLocal Girl Scout troops will be selling cookies outside Market Basket (Wilmington and both Tewksbury locations) from 9am to 3pm.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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, September 7In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, July 27, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

first_imgA live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp will launch on Disney Plus this year. D23/Disney Disney has released the first trailer for its upcoming live-action Lady and the Tramp remake. We got a look at the footage at Disney’s D23 Expo Friday. It’s set to hit small screens when the Disney Plus streaming service launches on Nov. 12.The entire cast of dogs for Lady and the Tramp is made up of rescue animals. All were adopted when filming wrapped. OMG the dogs from Lady and the Tramp on stage. They are so adorable. We want one. @disneyplus @DisneyD23 #D23Expo— MiceChat (@MiceChat) August 23, 2019 26 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Disney Plus TV and Movies Culture Folks, they brought out the dogs at the D23 Expo. Because of course they did. Post a comment 0 Yvette brings on stage the two stars of Lady and the Tramp, the cast was comprised of rescue dogs, adopted by members of the cast after production. @disneyplus #D23Expo— ED92 (@ED92live) August 23, 2019center_img In the reboot of the 1955 animated film, Lady will be voiced by Tessa Thompson and Tramp by Justin Theroux. The cast also includes Janelle Monae as the voice of Peg, Kiersey Clemons as Darling, Thomas Mann as Jim Dear, Yvette Nicole Brown as Aunt Sarah and Sam Elliott as the voice of Trusty.D23 runs from Aug. 23 through Aug. 25 in Anaheim, California.The Disney D23 Expo runs through Sunday, Aug. 25. Be sure to check out coverage from sister sites GameSpot, TV Guide and 1:29 How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Everything we know about Disney Plus Disney Plus: Release dates, prices, shows and movies to expect on the streaming service Tags Share your voice Disney Plus Disneylast_img read more

Black Workers Center Aims to Fight Joblessness

first_imgOn Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Baltimore Black Workers (BBWC) Center launched at Coppin State University with a day of organizing workers. The Center will focus on joblessness and organizing Black workers. BBWC is one of nine affiliates of the National Black Workers Project.L-R Robin Gaines, food service worker, and Alberta Palmer, UniteHere Local 7 organizer, speak at Coppin State University about unionizing workers. (Photo by Ken Morgan)Dorcas R. Gilmore, an organizer with the organization, told the AFRO at the event, “We are building a Baltimore Black Worker Center as a Black worker-led organization that focuses on the dual Black jobs crisis of unemployment and low-wage work. We believe that Black workers play a pivotal role in transforming Baltimore into a just and equitable place for all its residents.”Courtney Jenkins was only able to get low-wage jobs such as a food worker, laborer, and cashier before he landed a job with the U.S. Postal Service.  He said, “Once I found unionized work I realized the importance of a union. And now I want to make every workplace unionized.” Robin Gaines is a cook at Johns Hopkins University, who has been there for almost 20 years. “The University says we are one, but we are not one when it comes to workers wages and benefits.”For Baltimore White median income was $60,550, compared to $33, 610, for Blacks. For young Black men between the ages of 20 and 24, the unemployment rate was 37% according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It was 10% for White men of the same age.last_img read more

first_img <> 3D printing certainly has a bright future, but just like any other new technology it has frustrating hurdles to overcome. Anyone buying a 3D printer today has to pay hundreds of dollars to get a good one. Printing isn’t fast, and if the object you want to print is complicated it can mean breaking it down into several objects to print separately. And if you don’t like the end result? That’s a long wait for an expensive block of waste plastic.Fast, cheap 3D printing is highly desirable, and Cornell University has come up with a way to bridge the gap until it becomes a reality. What the team led by Huaishu Peng have done is to modify a 3D printer to create an interactive prototyping system that prints on-the-fly as you sit there creating the model. That’s right, it starts printing before you’ve finished creating.The key to this super fast model printer is a switch from the traditional 3D print head to an extruder that pumps out a line of quick hardening plastic. It’s the exact same system used to create 3D models by hand with the 3Doodler pen.As the plastic hardens so quickly, it’s possible to create strong wireframe structures. The Cornell team complimented the extruder with a plug-in for 3D modeling software Rhino. The plug-in takes the model information, converts it to machine code, and uses that to instruct the 3D printer how to proceed. It can also recheck the model and update the 3D printer as to what to print next, which allows for the on-the-fly printing. Another key upgrade to the printer is a modification to the building platform adding two more degrees of movement: yaw and pitch. This gives it 5D capability and therefore allows for much more complex models to be printed as a single wireframe. They even added a cutting feature for removing sections of the wireframe after the extruder has finished.While the end result is just a wireframe, most models will be created in a handful of minutes using very little plastic. This gives creators a physical prototype of the model to assess before continuing on and 3D printing the final product that will likely takes hours and requires 10x more plastic.Both the National Science Foundation and Autodesk Corp supported the On-the-Fly-Print research projects. Hopefully it now gets turned into an actual product, as well as a mod pack for existing and future 3D printers.last_img read more

Prototypical active galaxy Arakelian 120 observed by Swift

first_imgSwift UVOT U (top panel), UVM2 (middle panel) and 0.3–10 keV XRT (bottom panel) light curves of Ark 120 from Sept. 4, 2014 to Mar. 9, 2015. The UV fluxes are corrected for Galactic absorption and expressed in units of mJy. On top of the X-ray time series we superimposed the UVM2 light curve normalized to have the same mean as the X-ray light curve. The dot-dashed and dashed lines on the X-ray light curve represent the threshold values used for the flux-selected spectral analysis. Credit: Gliozzi et al., 2016. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2016 (—Astronomers using NASA’s Swift space observatory, have conducted a long-term monitoring campaign of a prototypical active galaxy, designated Arakelian 120 (Ark 120 for short). These observations reveal crucial information about the galaxy’s variability, giving a hint about its true nature. The findings are presented in a paper published Oct. 13 on the arXiv pre-print server. Citation: Prototypical active galaxy Arakelian 120 observed by Swift (2016, October 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Ark 120 was classified as a luminous “bare” Seyfert 1 galaxy as its nucleus is free from significant reddening or contamination from the host galaxy. As a rare example of a bright Seyfert 1 galaxy that is not significantly affected by any kind of complex absorption, Ark 120 was a target of numerous past observations. Due to the fact that this active galaxy stands out among bright Seyfert galaxies and is a highly variable source over the entire spectrum, it makes it a perfect target for monitoring with Swift.A team of astronomers, led by Mario Gliozzi of the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, carried out a series of Swift observations between September 2014 and March 2015 to investigate Ark 120. Such multi-wavelength monitoring observations that track variable behavior are much promising for scientists investigating active galactic nuclei (AGN) residing at the centers of active galaxies.Ark 120 has a central black hole with a mass of about 150 million solar masses. According to the paper, the observations confirm the presence of significant large-amplitude variability for such a large black hole mass in all bands probed by Swift’s Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT) and X-Ray Telescope (XRT). The results show that the X-ray band is by far the most variable component, and indicate that the temporal variability of Ark 120 is associated with spectral changes of the X-rays and also of the broadband spectral energy distribution.”The spectral analysis based on model fitting of flux-selected spectra confirms the existence of spectral variability during the Swift campaign of Ark 120 revealed by the model independent spectral variability analysis, with steeper spectra observed when the source has higher count rate,” the researchers wrote in the paper.The team found that the strong variability in X-ray and UV bands occurs on all timescales investigated by the Swift campaign. Additionally, the continuous temporal variability of Ark 120 appears to be associated with persistent spectral variability based on various model-independent analyses. Moreover, the spectral analysis allowed the team to conclude that the steeper-when-brighter behavior is caused by the steepening of the photon index.In general, the Swift observations provided a wealth of data that helped the scientists to reveal the nature of Ark 120. The study confirms that it behaves as a typical Seyfert galaxy with persistent X-ray and also UV flux variability associated with spectral variability, where the spectrum softens as the source brightens.”This spectral behavior too is common to the vast majority of Seyfert galaxies. However, the ‘bare’ nature of Ark 120 ensures that the spectral variability is caused by intrinsic changes in the primary emission, rather than being associated with variations of the absorber surrounding the source,” the paper reads. More information: Long-term monitoring of Ark 120 with Swift, arXiv:1610.04104 [astro-ph.HE] report the results of a six-month Swift monitoring campaign of Ark120, a prototypical bare Seyfert1 galaxy. The lack of intrinsic absorption combined with the nearly contemporaneous coverage of the UV and X-ray bands makes it possible to investigate the link between the accretion disk and the Comptonization corona. Our observations confirm the presence of substantial temporal variability, with the X-rays characterized by large-amplitude flux changes on timescales of few days, while the variations in the UV bands are smoother on timescales of several weeks. The source also shows spectral variability with the X-ray spectrum steepening when the source is brighter. We do not detect any correlation between the UV flux and the X-ray spectral slope. A cross correlation analysis suggests positive delays between X-rays and the UV emission, favoring a scenario of disk reprocessing. Although the strength of the correlation is moderate with a delay not well constrained (7.5+-7 days), it is nevertheless indicative of a large disk reprocessing region, with a separation between the X-ray and the UV emitting regions of the order of 1000 rG. The Ark120 correlation results are in agreement with those obtained in similar monitoring studies. When combined together, the observations can be well described by a linear relation between the X-ray/UV delay and the black hole mass. Within the context of the simplest scenario where these delays correspond to light-travel times, the implied distance between the X-ray source and the UV disk reprocessing region is of the order of many hundreds of gravitational radii. Astronomers observe a supergiant fast X-ray transient prototype Explore furtherlast_img read more