India-American Rights Bodies Resist Trump’s Travel Ban

first_imgA top Indian-American lawmaker and right bodies have described as “troubling” the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and vowed to resist the “hatred”.In one of the biggest victories of Trump during his presidency, the US Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the travel ban that restricted the entry of people from Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Venezuela. Read it at Deccan Herald Related Itemslast_img

I’m finished says Mayweather after McGregor rout

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The win sees Mayweather, who had come out of a two-year retirement to face McGregor, surpass heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano with a perfect record of 50-0.Afterwards former welterweight king Mayweather insisted he would never be seen in a ring again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This was my last fight tonight. For sure,” Mayweather said, praising his beaten opponent.“Tonight was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner to dance with. Floyd Mayweather insisted he would head into a permanent retirement after sealing his place in boxing history with a 50th straight win against Conor McGregor on Saturday.The 40-year-old American star outclassed McGregor over 10 absorbing rounds at the T-Mobile Arena to defeat Irish mixed martial arts star McGregor by technical knockout.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We know in MMA he fights for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, he started to slow down. I guaranteed to everybody that this wouldn’t go the distance.” I’m finished says Mayweather after McGregor rout4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Alyssa Valdez calls for unity in Philippine volleyball “Conor you are a hell of a champion.”Floyd Mayweather Jr. watches replays after defeating Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Mayweather also rejected suggestions that his 50th victory — against an opponent who had never boxed professionally before — would be destined to have an asterisk against it.“A win is a win, no matter how you get it,” Mayweather said. “Rocky Marciano is a legend and I look forward to going into the Hall of Fame one day.”Mayweather meanwhile revealed the fight had followed a tactical plan as he took his time and allowed McGregor to become fatigued before pouncing in the later rounds.“Our game plan was to take our time, go to him, let him shoot his shots early and then take him out down the stretch,” Mayweather said.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Jeev Milkha Singh qualifies as first Indian to play US Open golf tournament

first_imgDIED: Samar Guha, 85, freedom fighter and associate of Subhas Chandra Bose, in Kolkata. He was a former MP and a member of the Janata Dal (S). RANKED: Shooter Anjali Vedpathak, as World No 1 in the women’s 10 m air rifle event, by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).QUALIFIED:,DIED: Samar Guha, 85, freedom fighter and associate of Subhas Chandra Bose, in Kolkata. He was a former MP and a member of the Janata Dal (S).RANKED: Shooter Anjali Vedpathak, as World No 1 in the women’s 10 m air rifle event, by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).QUALIFIED: Jeev Milkha Singh, as the first Indian to play the US Open golf tournament (one of the US professional circuit’s four golf majors.) He made the cut for the money-making rounds and tied for the 62nd place.CHOSEN: For knighthood, Cambridge University professor Partha Sarathi Dasgupta, for his service to economics. Also chosen for the honour is industrialist G.K. Noon.last_img read more

SPORT RACE 5

first_img5th Race: Stewards Trophy 1200M: 5th Race: Stewards Trophy 1200M: Topspot (Madhu Sudan) 59 Sai Vamshi first Super Force 53 Chisty second Taqdeer Ka Badshah 56.5 Suraj third Areca Wonder 52 Trevor fourth All Ran Won By: LNK, 1-1/2Ls and 1-1/2Ls Time: One Min:13.34 seconds Tote: Rs 111 for win. Rs 24, Rs 34 and Rs 15 for places Favourite: Areca Wonder Winner Trained By: P Annaiah Forecast: Rs 1,814 Quinella: Rs 2,515 Shp : Rs 106 Trinalla: 70 pct Rs 6,124 30 pct Rs 2,625 Exacta : 70 pct Rs 6,713 30 pct Rs 2,877. (MORE) PTI CORR NSK KK PMlast_img

Kiwi coach – ‘No chance to beat Turkey’

first_imgU17 World Cup U17 World Cup: New Zealand’s Danny Hay hoping for good outing against Turkey Anselm Noronha Last updated 2 years ago 19:31 10/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Danny Hay Getty U17 World Cup New Zealand U17 New Zealand U17 v Turkey U17 Turkey U17 The former Kiwi international has rued at the lack of opportunities to face strong opponents ahead of their opener The U17 World Cup gets underway on Friday with New Zealand taking on Turkey at the DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai alongside Colombia vs. Ghana at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi, both kicking off at 17:00 IST.The head coach of the U17 New Zealand national team Danny Hay has stressed the importance of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) giants’ practice games in India ahead of the final competition.”The practice matches (versus Brazil and England in Mumbai) were huge for us. I think we found a lot about ourselves, we found out strengths and weaknesses in terms of our structure and gameplan,” he said. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “No disrespect to OFC qualification, but the level of competition and players that we have come up against, (on being compared) to these two build-up matches, the level was very, very huge. So, it was a massive learning curve for the team.”If you look at the record of FIFA events which New Zealand team has been involved in, the first game has always been a struggle because we simply do not get the opportunity often enough to play against world-class opposition.”Hay has admitted that the quality of their Turkish counterparts is far better but maintains that the result will be decided on his side’s performance.”If you look at some of the odds that betting agencies out there have put up, we have got no chance to beat Turkey. We have watched a lot of footage of them and their (Turkey’s) qualification campaign in the UEFA Euro U17 Championship. We are just preparing ‘us’ and just making sure that our performance is good,” the coach mentioned.The 42-year-old also commented on the playing field at Mumbai and hopes that the conditions are favourable for his boys to do well.”The pitch is slightly different to what both teams have played on. With cricket pitches you feel it is quite firm through the middle area and softer out-wide. However, the players had 45 minutes on the pitch yesterday, so they have got a feel of it. The reality is that the surface is very, very good and it won’t affect the game. Hopefully, the conditions are favourable and not too hot,” he signed out.last_img read more

Michigan Fan Finds Way To Troll Both Ohio State And Michigan State In 1 Sign

first_imgMichigan's band playing on the field.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 4: The Michigan Marching Band performs during the NCAA football game between the Ball State Cardinals and the Michigan Wolverines on November 4, 2006 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won 34-26. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)ESPN’s College GameDay is in Ann Arbor this morning ahead of Michigan’s big rivalry game with Michigan State, but one fan wasn’t content to come up with a sign that just trolls the Spartans. No, he also had to include Ohio State too.In the below sign, shown on television Saturday morning, a Wolverines supporter pokes fun at both Ohio State’s schedule and Michigan State’s academics. Pretty clever.You can see more signs from GameDay here.last_img

Former Bowater Employees Benefit from Trades Information Sessions

first_img a tour of the NSCC Lunenburg Campus opportunities to meet with employers information sessions with apprenticeship, Employment Nova Scotia and adult education representatives information on the 12-week Workplace Skills Program beginning in January presentation on the START Program for Employers South Shore Opportunities, Liverpool, Thursday, November 29thThe day includes: visits with NSCC instructors from various trades and campuses discussion on entrepreneurship and financial aid information sessions with apprenticeship, Employment Nova Scotia and adult education representatives information on apprenticeship barbecue. Former employees of Bowater Mersey are getting more support to help retrain for good jobs in their community. Workers from the paper mill and the Oakhill sawmill will be exploring Nova Scotia Communuity College (NSCC) trades courses, speaking to prospective employers and learning about other opportunities to upgrade their skills as part of two Trades Information Days in Bridgewater and Liverpool, Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. “This a great opportunity for former workers who are still deciding about their next steps to talk to employers, such as Irving, and get additional information on college programs and training,” said Queens MLA Vicki Conrad on behalf of Marilyn More, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. “These are hardworking men and women who deserve every opportunity we can give them to help them get back in the workforce as soon as possible. Stephen Anthony, who worked 25 years at the Bowater paper mill as a papermaker, an oiler in the mechanical department and finally as a transportation worker, said the sessions will give him and others good information on jobs that will be in demand in the future. “I am definitely looking forward to meeting with the employers and understanding what jobs are out there now, six months from now and a year from now. “It is important to know what employers are looking for and I think this trade show will help put me in a good position to know what is available and what I need to do to get a job with a future.” The information days are being hosted by the Career Resource Centres in Bridgewater and in Liverpool. Employment Solutions, Bridgewater, Wednesday, Nov. 28The day includes: “We are pleased to play a part in hosting Trade Information Days,” said Craig Collins, principal of Nova Scotia Community College’s Lunenburg campus. “Showcasing the many opportunities the government, college and partners have to offer to help someone grow and enhance their skills within the trades sector is a great way to open the door to the potential within our community.” There will also be a series of safety training courses offered over the next two weeks at South Shore Opportunities in Liverpool. Similar training will be offered in Bridgewater in December.last_img read more

Government Commits More Than 13 Million to the Action Plan for an

first_img “I hope Nova Scotians of all ages embrace the messages and goals of this plan, and find their own way to make the province a better place for all of us,” said Marjorie Willison, aging-well advocate and co-chair of the action plan’s advisory committee. “The development of this action plan is a great example of how government and citizens can work together to make positive changes.” Government connected with more than 600 Nova Scotians through the engagement process. That included community conversations and direct input from people and organizations. For more information and to access the full plan, visit www.novascotia.ca/shift. helping older Nova Scotians stay in their homes longer improving access to affordable, healthy foods for vulnerable older adults highlighting the benefits to employers of hiring older workers and creating age-friendly workplaces working with partner organizations to promote mentorship opportunities for older adults supporting community transportation with a focus on rural communities helping older adults share and develop food and nutrition skills and knowledge promoting physical activity and regular exercise at all ages, including middle-aged and older adults, with a strong emphasis on walking giving communities funding for age-friendly planning Government is committing more than $13 million to SHIFT: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population. Premier Stephen McNeil made the announcement today, March 30. “We want to celebrate the contributions older Nova Scotians make every day,” said Premier McNeil. “This plan will ensure our communities benefit from their knowledge, skills and experiences.” By 2030 more than one in four Nova Scotians will be aged 65 and over. “I am extremely pleased government is moving forward with this action plan. It enables and enhances older Nova Scotians participation in and contribution to society and the economy,” said Bill Berryman, chair of the Seniors Advisory Council of Nova Scotia. “Older adults play an important role in their communities and in this province.” Nova Scotia’s first comprehensive action plan on aging identifies a dozen priority commitments with more than 50 specific actions. The plan focuses on helping older Nova Scotians stay involved and connected to their communities, promoting healthy living and keeping older adults in the workforce. The province will invest $13.6 million over the next three years. Part of that money enables Nova Scotia to access about $21.4 million from the federal government for affordable housing. Initiatives include:last_img read more

THESE PORTRAITS WERE MADE BY AI NONE OF THESE PEOPLE EXIST

first_imgAdvertisement Check out these rather ordinary looking portraits. They’re all fake. Not in the sense that they were Photoshopped, but rather they were completely generated by artificial intelligence. That’s right: none of these people actually exist.NVIDIA researchers have published a new paper on easily customizing the style of realistic faces created by a generative adversarial network (GAN).The Verge points out that GAN has only existed for about four years. In 2014, a landmark paper introduced the concept, and this is what the AI-generated results looked like at the time: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook In less than half a decade, the realism has improved to the point where most people might not be able to tell the portraits are fake, even when examining them up close. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Uncertainty over NEET exam timings

first_imgKolkata: About 80,000 state candidates, who are supposed to take the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on May 5, are confused over the timings of entering the examination centres, as they claim, their admit cards doesn’t provide clear instructions.The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test is an examination for admission of students into medical and dental colleges at graduate and post-graduate levels. Students are not aware at what time they should turn up at the centres on the day of examination. The confusion was created as the admit cards of the aspirants mentioned that the reporting time is at 12 pm and the students can enter maximum by 1.30 pm. The gate of the centres will be closed at 1.30 pm and the examination will be conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMany aspirants said it was not clear whether a candidate will be allowed to enter the examination centre if he/she arrives after 12.30 pm. Many candidates who come from distant places don’t know if they can reach the centre 10-15 minutes prior to 1.30 pm. Candidates, who live in close to the centres, prefer to reach half-an-hour before the examination as there are no adequate sitting arrangements at the centres. At each examination centre, around 500 to 2,000 candidates are accommodated depending on the size of the centre. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayA candidate said if majority of students enter the centre half-an-hour before the examination, how will the centre authorities handle such a huge number of students at that time as they have to individually search each candidate. The timings of the examination have been rescheduled this year. Since the introduction of the NEET, the examinations would start at 10 am and end at 1 pm. Students will be not allowed to enter the examination centres with anything made from metal such as rings, earrings, nose-pins, chains, necklaces, pendants, badges and brooches. Sikh students do not know if they would be allowed in the centres with their kada and kirpan. In the NEET prospectus, it is mentioned that in case there is any error in the translated version of question-paper in Bengali, the National Testing Agency would not take the responsibility. Earlier, Bengal candidates had to face difficulties in this regard. Dr A K Maity, an expert in the field of medical education, who has written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard, said: “NTA should take the responsibility if there is any mistake in the question papers in Bengali. Many meritorious students from Bengal had to face problems in previous years only because they had opted Bengali as the medium of examination. The responsibility of conducting the medical entrance examination should be entrusted upon the state government.”last_img read more

Renewed multilateralism order of the day Ban tells graduates in Seattle

“Such challenges demand full and better collaboration – all nations working together for common solutions – rich and poor, big and small, north and south, developed and developing,” Mr. Ban said in Seattle during a special convocation held at the University of Washington. “If ever there were a time to act in a spirit of renewed multilateralism… a moment to create a United Nations of genuine collective action… it is now,” he stated. “We must be united in purpose, united in action.” The Secretary-General, who received an honorary degree of doctor of laws at today’s ceremony, told the gathering that the US is central to the renewed multilateralism. He welcomed US President Barack Obama’s vigorous engagement within the framework of the UN, adding that a major test of the new cooperation will take place when nations meet six weeks from now at the Copenhagen climate change conference. “Copenhagen does not need to resolve all the details, but countries must agree to a deal that establishes an ambitious framework for progress on fundamental issues,” he said, referring to the need for targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and funding to help developing countries limit the growth of their emissions. Mr. Ban also highlighted the need for urgent action in remarks to the World Affairs Council of Seattle, in which he called climate change the leading geopolitical and economic issue of the 21st century. “We will continue to see growing pressure on water, food and land. It will reverse years of development gains… exacerbate poverty… destabilize fragile States and topple governments,” he warned. “Some say tackling climate change is too expensive,” he added. “They are wrong. We will pay an unacceptable price if we do not act now.” The Secretary-General delivered a similar message at a lunch with business leaders, telling them failure to act on climate change will have devastating consequences. “But we also know that this crisis presents an opportunity to retool our global economy,” he stated, adding that a successful agreement in Copenhagen can help to unleash a clean energy revolution that will deliver economic growth and lower carbon emissions. Yesterday, Mr. Ban attended an event hosted by the City of Seattle dubbed the “Shrinking Bigfoot,” a programme to raise awareness among local students about climate change, conservation, and the responsibility to protect the planet. Speaking to children between the ages of five and 16, he called on all people, young and old, to consider the well-being of the planet, and to shrink their carbon footprints with easy, everyday actions such as turning off the lights and recycling. Following the meeting with students, Mr. Ban and the children participated in a commemorative tree-planting ceremony, where they gathered to plant a ginkgo biloba to celebrate Seattle’s contributions to protecting the global environment. He also met yesterday with the CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, and expressed gratitude for the corporation’s support for the efforts of the UN. In addition, he commended Microsoft for its work in introducing new energy-efficiency standards in its buildings and offices, as well as increasing the use of renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydropower. Today he met with Bill and Melinda Gates, who, he said, are using their wealth to make the world a better place. 26 October 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the need for greater collaboration among nations to address common challenges, including the global economic slowdown, the flu pandemic and climate change, adding that the United States is central to these efforts. read more

Fighting through injuries adversity molds Ohio State captains

OSU senior quarterback Braxton Miller. Credit: Courtesy of OSUWhen Urban Meyer named the Ohio State football captains for the 2014 season, he seemed to set the tone for the rest of the year.Despite being out for the season, senior quarterback Braxton Miller was voted a captain by his teammates for the second season in a row. He headlined the list of five players who will lead the Buckeyes on the field.Coach Meyer said Miller was a “high vote getter” and the team will try bring him along when it travels as often as possible.“He’d be one of the 70 (players to go on the trip) if he can go. He won’t be able to go this time because of his (shoulder), but there will be times we have to make that decision,” Meyer said of Miller, who is currently in Florida to meet with Dr. James Andrews for shoulder surgery. Meyer said his surgery is scheduled for Tuesday.The other four players, all seniors, include cornerback Doran Grant, linebacker Curtis Grant, defensive lineman Michael Bennett and tight end Jeff Heuerman.Doran Grant, the only returning starter in the Buckeye secondary, has had impressive spring and fall camps, Meyer said Aug. 16, adding that Grant was playing like an all-Big Ten conference corner.Curtis Grant struggled for most of his Buckeye career to crack the starting lineup as he was constantly battling for time against former Buckeye Ryan Shazier, but then was eventually replaced by former converted fullback Zach Boren because of lack of production.Despite that, he’s emerged as a starter and team captain for the Buckeyes this year because he’s been putting the team first, junior linebacker Joshua Perry said.“Curtis has been here for a few years and he has tried a lot of different things to be successful and some of them have worked better than others,” Perry said. “This year his mentality was to be a guy who is about the team and to help everybody in our unit out. I think by doing that, that made him a better overall player and leader.”Meyer also made a point of singling out Curtis Grant, who has started 13 games in his Buckeye career.“That’s one of the great things about what we do for a living is to see young people grow up, and boy, has Curtis Grant done a nice job,” he said Monday.Bennett, who has remained a model of consistency at OSU, is coming off of a season in which he started 13 games and recorded seven sacks.Bennett is the fourth Buckeye from Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio, to be named an OSU captain along with now-ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit (1992), Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2004) and Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk (2005). All three went on to be named team-MVP at the end of the year.He has played 34 games so far in his Buckeye career.Rounding out the captains is Heuerman, who, like Miller, is coming off of an offseason injury.Meyer said that although Heuerman still isn’t 100 percent healthy, he anticipates the tight end will play in the opener against Navy.The senior from Naples, Fla., recorded a career-best season in 2013 with 26 catches for 466 yards and four scores.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Navy Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

MP names Manchester United and Wayne Rooney over tax dodging investigation

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Manchester United are believed to be among those included within an image rights “tax dodging” investigation, a Conservative MP has said.Charlie Elphicke added fans should be angry that top football clubs and players including United and England captain Wayne Rooney “stand accused of dirtying the beautiful game with a culture of excessive greed and tax dodging”.Jennie Granger, HMRC’s head of enforcement and compliance, earlier this month said 43 players and 12 football clubs in British leagues – alongside eight agents – are currently under investigation around the issue of image rights.Speaking in the Commons, Mr Elphicke said: “HM Revenue and Customs says it’s investigating 43 Premier League players and 12 clubs for image rights tax-dodging, believed to include Manchester United.”Would you agree fans are right to be angry that big clubs, including players like England captain Wayne Rooney, stand accused of dirtying the beautiful game with a culture of excessive greed and tax dodging?” Sports Minister Tracey Crouch replied: “I agree with you that those in football should protect the reputation of football.”But you are asking me to comment on a matter that HMRC is still investigating, and football players, clubs, managers are treated no differently to others and are expected to adhere to the same principles.”A Manchester United spokesman said later: “The club operates within the rules set by football’s governing bodies and HMRC has full visibility of all agreements and payments.” A spokesman for Wayne Rooney said: “All of Wayne Rooney’s tax affairs, including those involving his image rights, are conducted in full compliance with the law.”last_img read more

Bristow underlines the importance of local sustainability to Randgold Resources

first_imgLocal businesses are making a significant contribution to the development of Randgold Resources’ new mine at Tongon, Côte d’Ivoire, Chief Executive Mark Bristow said on a visit to the project on April 24. The mine, now rapidly taking shape, is scheduled to pour its first gold in the fourth quarter of this year. Bristow said that thanks to capacity and quality improvements, Randgold had been able to increase the use of locally produced steel from 300 t to over 800 t, which is more than 20% of the total of 3,800 t, which will go into the mine’s construction. All the steel for the first phase of the project has already been produced and the final 1,400 t are now being manufactured.Many local businesses are being used for the development of the project. These include construction contractors, metal constructors and transporters. Local professionals have also been retained for the electrical and civil work. Bristow also noted that the transport of goods to the site had to date required 1,660 truck trips between the port of San Pedro and the mine. All the trucks are being provided and operated by Ivorian companies and, despite the ruggedness of the route, there have been only two minor accidents so far. Ten breakbulk vessels have already delivered 31,000 t of equipment and materials for the mine through San Pedro. Only two more are due, of which one is on its way from Durban while the other will be loaded at Jeddah towards the end of June. Once their cargoes have been received, 99% of all the requirements for the first two phases of the mine’s development will be on site.Construction activity is at its peak level at present, with more than 1,600 workers on site. Randgold hopes that many of these workers can eventually be absorbed into the mine’s permanent workforce or allied business activities after suitable training by the company and its partners.In other developments, Randgold has built two schools for the local communities and is currently completing the construction of 120 permanent houses for employees. It is also financing a 90 kV power line from Korhogo to Tongon and has rebuilt the roads between Tongon and Korhogo as well as M’bengue.last_img read more

Promising bulk sampling results at the Coscuez emerald mine in Colombia

first_imgFura Gems Inc has announces updates and results of its bulk sampling program at the Coscuez emerald project in Boyacá, Colombia. Key highlights:Initiation of a bulk sampling program at Coscuez in March 2018, with an aim to mine from the mineralised body in different levels and workingsIn phase 1 of the sampling, 9,737 t of material were mined6,396 t of mineralized body were identified, with a total of 1,800 t of high-priority mineralised body washed; recovering 12,845 ct of emeralds at 7.14 ct/tThe balance of the low to medium quality emeralds are expected to be washed before the end of the year and the company expects the post-wash blended average to be lower than the 7.14 ct/t recovered to dateOut of the 12,845 ct of emeralds recovered by Fura Gems, there is a good mix of high, medium and lower quality emeralds, which are needed to support the wider demand for Colombian emeraldsIn May 2018, the Company announced the discovery of an exceptional high quality 25.97 ct emerald, the ÄRE EmeraldPhase 2 of the bulk sampling program has been initiated, with a larger size stope, to further define the mineralizationFura Gems has started working on the pilot wash plant design to support the bulk sampling process and completion is expected before the end of the yearThe maiden NI 43 – 101 Mineral Resource Estimate is on track to be released in Q4-2018The company has appointed Mining One Australia to carry out a scoping study to validate the mine plan assumptions and trade-off studies between different mining methods to construct a large underground mine, due to be released in Q4-2018The 2,500 m of diamond core drilling program to delineate the mineralized zone was initiated in June 2018 and is expected to be completed in Q4-2018.Dev Shetty, President & CEO of Fura, commented: “We have significantly progressed our understanding of the emerald mineralization at the mine. Within a short period of six months since the launch of the bulk sampling program, we have gained a comprehensive understanding of the geology, possible mining methods and we have developed a culture of workplace safety. We are now continuing with the next phase of our program with an even greater confidence on our vision of a long term mine plan at Coscuez.”“Through our phase one program, we have found a wide range of quality in our emerald production, including the 25.97 ct ÄRE Emerald. This further proves the potential of the mine and we look forward to confirming this with our maiden NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate at the end of the year.”last_img read more

Bike to Leadership program teaches skills in safety life

first_imgThere are many motivations for not just earning but actually building, with your own hands, your very own bicycle.There’s pride in building useful skills, and even greater pride when you’re zooming along on the human-powered machine you made. There’s the joy of independence and the sense of inclusion in a society of cyclists. There’s the mental map that grows as you explore. There’s access to familiar destinations and new opportunities — parks and playgrounds, schools and stores, jobs and income.And then there’s sunset sightseeing along Vancouver’s beautiful waterfront while clowning around on bikes — as safely as possible — with your buddies.That was the reward on a recent Tuesday for a group of dedicated high-schoolers enrolled in the Bike to Leadership program at nonprofit Bike Clark County: After reviewing tire replacement, hand signals and risky traffic situations (like what to do when four vehicles simultaneously approach a four-way stop), all embarked on a guided ride from The Community Hub workshop on Main Street through the historic reserve, over the land bridge and along the Waterfront Renaissance Trail.“Wow!” one of the kids shouted as the Columbia River spread out before them on one of the last clear, sunny evenings of the year.Preston Antisdel puts all that together and calls it “empowerment.” The eight-week Bike to Leadership program he manages for Bike Clark County is open to all high-schoolers, but it mostly looks to recruit students at low-income schools who could use a little extra attention and inclusion. Some are English language learners, and anything more than basic conversation with them can be challenging, Antisdel said — but the sixth-grade math teacher, who’s used to leading diverse groups, does his best to reach out with trademark smiles and positive energy.“We want this to be a well-rounded program,” Antisdel said. “We don’t want to just support kids on bikes. We want to get them ready for the real world.” So, Bike to Leadership goes beyond the technical and safety matters covered by Antisdel and co-manager Aaron Gibson; there are also sessions on first aid and CPR, taught by nurses from Clark County Public Health, and even résumé-building and job-interview skills, taught by volunteers from Partners in Careers.last_img read more

Wilshere I am willing to go abroad

first_imgFree agent Jack Wilshere has revealed that he is willing to consider any offers abroad after his contract at Arsenal officially expired on SaturdayThe England international had previously accepted a deal with the Gunners that would have resulted in lower wages for next season, but he retracted his decision upon learning that his opportunities for regular football would be restricted under new boss Unai Emery.Wilshere has been strongly linked with moves to several Premier League clubs over the past year along with Serie A giants Juventus and AC Milan.“I am willing to go abroad if the right opportunity comes up,” he told Sky Sports.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Also, everyone knows I like the Premier League and the battle of it.“It is literally the best thing that comes up and the best opportunity that we will take. I am not really in any rush, today [Saturday] is actually my last day with my contract at Arsenal, so it’s been a bit of a strange day.“I have played 10 years as a professional there and had 17 years at the club. We are looking at things and I am keeping myself fit. So if something does come up I am ready to go.”Since joining Arsenal at the age of nine in 2001, Wilshere made almost 200 first-team appearances for the Gunners and won the FA Cup twice in 2014 and 2015.last_img read more

The Complete Latin GRAMMY Awards Viewers Guide

first_img Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY The Complete Latin GRAMMY Awards Viewer’s Guide Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Take a look at the many ways to celebrate Latin music throughout this week leading up to the main event, Thursday’s Latin GRAMMY AwardsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 13, 2018 – 2:45 pm Get ready! The Biggest Night In Latin Music is coming on Nov. 15, but there are so many ways to enjoy the festivities in Las Vegas including and leading up to the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards from virtually anywhere in the world. Here’s how! Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star Prev Next Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Performers on the broadcast include Marc Anthony, Will Smith and Bad Bunny performing their collaboration, “Está Rico,” for the first time in public, as well as Ángela Aguilar, El David Aguilar, Pepe Aguilar, Pablo Alborán, Anitta, Steve Aoki, J Balvin, Calibre 50, Jorge Drexler, Karol G, Kany García, Halsey, Nicky Jam, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Victor Manuelle, Carla Morrison, Christian Nodal, Jenna Ortega, Ozuna, Laura Pausini, Monsieur Periné, Banda Los Recoditos, Rosalía, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Carlos Vives and Sebastián Yatra. The 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Maná will perform as well.Performers at the Premiere ceremony include Santiago Barrionuevo, Yamandu Costa, Jerry Demara, Rozalén, and José Alberto El Canario with El Septeto Santiaguero.This week of celebration will honor artists across a wide array of Latin cultures, styles, genres, and countries. Awards will span many fields, including General, Pop, Urban, Rock, Alternative, Tropical, Singer-Songwriter, Regional-Mexican, Instrumental, Traditional, Jazz, Christian, Portuguese Language, Children’s, Classical, Arranging, Recording Package, Production, and Music Video. While some of these have categories that bring works from different traditions together, others allow a more narrow focus within traditions, making for a rich, unique sampling of the power of Latin music.No matter your language or musical background, this multi-screen experience will be filled with excitement. New discoveries await television and online viewers prepared to be enriched by the biggest night in Latin music. RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent https://twitter.com/LatinGRAMMYs/status/1061355452448026625 ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Twitter Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? News Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY The fun-filled day of the main event begins at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET with exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the red carpet and the Latin GRAMMY Premiere ceremony via Facebook Live, where the first Latin GRAMMY Awards of the night will be presented before the broadcast. Additional coverage in Spanish will also be available at Univision.com. The 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards show will follow, airing on Univision at 8:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards 2018 Latin GRAMMYs 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Facebook 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Email 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? https://twitter.com/LatinGRAMMYs/status/1060550609525366785 How To Watch: Latin GRAMMY Awards complete-latin-grammy-awards-viewers-guide ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS But even earlier this week, this year’s Special Awards presentation ceremony will be streamed on Tuesday, Nov. 13 via Facebook Live at 5:00 pm. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET. The program will honor Erasmo Carlos, Dyango, Andy Montañez, José María Napoleón, Chucho Valdés, Wilfrido Vargas and Yuri with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Horacio Malvicino and Tomás Muñoz will receive the Latin Academy’s Trustees Award. Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Read more Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Facebook shares progress on civil rights audit We need to do more

first_img 2 Tech Industry Digital Media Politics Internet Services Tags Comments Facebook Facebook has released a progress report on its civil rights audit, which shows it’s made some significant changes like strengthening efforts to fight voter suppression and cracking down on fake accounts seeking to influence political views.The social network unveiled on Tuesday the results of the first six months of the audit (PDF), which it launched in May in response to demands from civil rights organizations. Laura Murphy, a civil liberties leader and longtime ACLU director, led the audit. After meeting with civil rights leaders and experts, Murphy said in the progress report, Facebook decided to focus the first phase of its audit on preventing voter intimidation and suppression ahead of the US 2018 midterm elections.The social network acknowledged that implementation took longer than expected but said it was able to make important changes on its platform including strengthening efforts against voter suppression; supporting voter engagement; bringing in voting experts to inform training and policy; adding ways for users to report incorrect voting information; creating channels for state election authorities to report potential voter suppression content; and tackling fake accounts. Facebook also highlighted its “war room” efforts to combat fake election news leading up to the midterms. “Facebook is committed to working with leading US civil rights organizations to strengthen and advance civil rights on our service. They’ve raised a number of important concerns, and I’m grateful for their candor and guidance,” Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, said in a blog post. “We know that we need to do more: to listen, look deeper and take action to respect fundamental rights.” The social media giant plans to continue the audit in 2019, focusing on content moderation and creating a “civil rights accountability infrastructure” to make sure Facebook stays on the right track. Facebook will release another progress report on the audit next year, Murphy said. Share your voice Facebooklast_img read more

Ballot Initiatives Could Boost Younger Liberal Voter Turnout

first_imgWhen the Republican-led Legislature went into overtime last week, they knocked a set of citizen’s initiatives onto an already packed November ballot. In the process, they changed the playing field in a fight for a U.S. Senate seat that their party needs to pick up if they want to take control of Congress. But the shift might not be in their favor.Caroline Tolbert has studied politics for decades. A professor at the University of Iowa, she’s written dozens of papers on elections and she’s given special attention to the role ballot measures play in them. Among her big takeaways? “Ballot measures do have an effect in increasing turnout,” says Tolbert. And people tend to factor those issues in when they’re voting on candidates. If a measure is popular, voters are more likely to support a candidate who is seen as sympathetic to it.Alaska voters are looking at three initiatives this November. There’s one to increase the minimum wage, one that would make it harder to build the proposed Pebble Mine, and another that would regulate marijuana like alcohol. There’s also a city-wide question in Anchorage that would repeal a controversial labor law.Tolbert says that combined, these initiatives could boost turnout by as much as five percent.“The conditions are ripe for these ballot measure to potentially increase turnout and potentially shape the races in 2014.”With the caveat that Alaska is uniquely difficult to survey, all three initiatives have polled favorably. They’re especially likely to attract support from younger and often more liberal voters. February results from Public Policy Polling show that 88 percent of people who identify as very liberal support raising the minimum wage, while just 24 percent of people who say they’re very conservative like the hike.The numbers are similar for marijuana.Tolbert says this could amount to an advantage for Democrats.“If there’s going to be a spillover effect from minimum wage, or legalization of marijuana, or an environmental type ballot measure, it should if anything it would have a positive effect on the Democrats running for office,” says Tolbert.And that advantage could be a special boon to Democratic incumbent Mark Begich, who is fighting off three Republican challengers in the U.S. Senate race. That race is one of the most closely watched in the country, and it’s been listed as a toss-up by all the big political analysts.None of the Senate campaigns, including Begich’s, would speak to how they see the initiatives affecting the race. But the initiative campaigns acknowledge their ballot measures could shake things up. “It has the potential to, without a doubt,” says Art Hackney, a political consultant working on the anti-Pebble Mine initiative. “A lot of that has to do with the candidates as they go forward to the election. I mean I said early on that if they moved them across to the general it would certainly have a big benefit for [Democratic gubernatorial candidate] Byron Mallot and Mark Begich.”That’s because those Democrats have come out against the development of Pebble Mine.Even though Hackney sees Democrats benefiting, he says initiatives like his should still cross some political lines. He can see a person supporting the anti-Pebble initiative and voting for a Republican ticket. After all, he’s a prime example of that.On top of his initiative work, Hackney has a portfolio of Republican clients. “We are involved in a super PAC trying to help Dan Sullivan beat Mark Begich,” says Hackney. “Will we do that heart and soul? Absolutely. If there is some level that Mark Begich will try to trade upon the Pebble issue, so be it.”Taylor Bickford is a spokesperson for the marijuana initiative, and he’s kind of in the same camp. Like Hackney, he’s mostly worked to get Republicans elected. He also thinks the ballot measure he represents has crossover appeal, especially to the state’s more libertarian leaning voters. “If you were looking at it objectively, I think it would be safe to say that having the marijuana initiative on the ballot will have some impact on turnout,” says Bickford. “It’s just very, very hard to say how significant that’ll be.”Of all the initiatives, the minimum wage measure seems to be the one that most obviously helps Democrats.Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami has been a major backer of the effort. His union has put money into the initiative and helped gather signatures to get it on the ballot. He says his constituency will definitely be coming out to vote on it.“We’re going to be very motivated and our membership will be very motivated to turn out,” says Beltrami.Beltrami points out that the Alaska minimum wage initiative was in the works a year before national Democrats seized on it as a strategy. And originally, all of the initiatives were scheduled to be on the primary ballot, alongside a referendum to repeal Gov. Sean Parnell’s law capping oil taxes. But he says it became apparent the other party was afraid of it after a bloc of Republican state lawmakers tried and failed to pass their own minimum wage hike that would have taken the initiative off the ballot. “You’d have to be blind not to see the implications that it has on the elections,” says Beltrami.Now the question is just how big those implications will be.last_img read more