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Police head constable beaten to death in RajasthanPolice head constable beaten to death in Rajasthan

first_imgA police head constable was beaten to death in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district on Saturday, police said. Abdul Gani, who was posted at the Bhim Police Station, had gone to Hamela ki Ber village while investigating a case.“He was returning from the village on his motorcycle when some 4-5 unidentified persons attacked him with sticks,” Superintendent of Police Bhuvan Bhushan said. He was rushed to a hospital in Bhim area where he succumbed to injuries. Postmortem will be conducted on Sunday, he said, adding that efforts were being made to identify those involved.last_img

ICC okays four day Test, SA–Zimbabwe will kickstart trialICC okays four day Test, SA–Zimbabwe will kickstart trial

first_img× COMMENT SHARE Members are free to organise bilateral four-day matches as an experiment till the 2019 World Cup. SHARE SHARE EMAIL cricket Published on The International Cricket Council today approved four–day Tests on a trial basis, effectively giving green light to the Boxing Day Test between hosts South Africa and Zimbabwe from December 26–29.The ICC Board, after its meeting here, stated that members are free to organise bilateral four-day matches as an experiment till the 2019 World Cup.“Our priority was to develop an international cricket structure that gave context and meaning across international cricket and particularly in the Test arena. This has been delivered and every Test in the new League will be a five-day Test format,” said ICC chief executive Dave Richardson referring to the Test Championship that will be played from 2019.“However throughout the discussions about the future of Test cricket it became clear that whilst context is crucial we must also consider alternatives and trial initiatives that may support the future viability of Test cricket. The trial is exactly that, a trial, just in the same way day-night Tests and technology have been trialled by Members.“Four-day Tests will also provide the new Test playing countries with more opportunities to play the longer version of the game against more experienced opponents, which, in turn, will help them to hone their skills and close the gap with the top nine ranked teams,” he said further.The first ever four-day Test, to be played between South Africa and Zimbabwe, will be played with the pink ball and under lights.However, the experiment has attracted criticism from the likes of South African captain Faf du Plessis. He recently said that he remains a fan of five-day games. “I am a fan of five-day Test cricket,” du Plessis had said earlier in the month.“I believe the great Test matches have gone to the last hour of the last day on day five. That’s what is so special about Test cricket. In four-day cricket or first-class cricket, it does feel easier because there are only four days. For five days you have to graft it out. Bowlers have to bowl a lot more and batters have to construct much bigger innings,” he said.Meanwhile, the ICC Board also approved a revised draft of Player Eligibility Regulations “which will come into effect in due course”.“Eligibility on the basis of nationality (residency) has changed to the player needing to reside in country for a three-year period in both the men’s and women’s games,” said the ICC. Earlier, the played needed to reside in a country for four years to be eligible. October 13, 2017 sport COMMENTSlast_img read more


first_imgThe bald eagle, is continuing to make a comeback in numbers in the United States..Kay Newman, the executive director of S.O.A.R., which stands for “Saving Our Avian Resources”, operates a rehabilitation program for eagles in Carroll.She says the bald eagle population has increased from a low of 500 nesting pairs in the 1960’s to a current estimated number of 70,000 birds:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..lower 48 states. :23She says a combination of the D-D-T insecticide, and hunting, reduced the population of bald eagles which placed them on the endangered species list in the 1960’s.The U-S banned DDT, but bald eagles still face dangers from leadpoisoning from both hunting and fishing:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..completely preventable. :20Newman says eagles will prey on other animals that may have been shot by lead-based ammunition or fish that swallowed lead based lures.She says that is how they get the lead poisoning and recommends that sportsmen use non-lead ammo or fishing sinkers.last_img read more

India topple England, go top of ODI rankingsIndia topple England, go top of ODI rankings

first_img Press Trust of India ManchesterJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 19:12 IST India toppled England to become the top ranked ODI team in the latest ICC rankings. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia rose to top of ICC ODI rankings after their unbeaten run in World Cup 2019India are followed by England and New Zealand in the rankingsHowever, if India lose to the West Indies on Thursday, they will slip one point behind EnglandIndia Thursday dethroned England to rise to the top of One-day International rankings, just three days ahead of their blockbuster World Cup clash.As per the latest rankings released by the ICC, India led the chart with 123 points, followed by World Cup hosts England (122) and New Zealand (114).The first team to reach the semifinals of the ongoing edition, defending champions Australia are placed fourth with 112 points.However, if India lose to the West Indies on Thursday, they will slip one point behind England.India and England are due to play in Birmingham on June 30.If India win that match after beating the West Indies, they will move to 124 points with England dropping to 121. On the other hand, if England win, they will move back to top position with 123 points and India a point behind them.If India lose to the West Indies but beat England, they will remain ahead with 122 points to England’s 121.However, England will gain a lead of three points if they beat India after India lose to the West Indies. England will reach 123 points in such a scenario with India on 120 points.India have exhibited top form in the showpiece, winning four matches with one game being washed out. While England wobbled after a good start and will need to do well in their last two matches.Also Read | Virat Kohli breaks Tendulkar and Lara record, fastest to 20,000 international runsAlso Read | India vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma’s dismissal sparks off controversyAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow ICC ODI rankingFollow ICC rankings India topple England, go top of ODI rankingsWith 123 points, India surpassed England to sit on the top of the latest ICC ODI Rankings. India are followed by World Cup 2019 hosts England (122) and New Zealand (114).advertisementlast_img read more

3 killed in Quebec helicopter crash3 killed in Quebec helicopter crash

first_imgA four-seater helicopter was travelling from Quebec’s Beauce region to the Lanaudiere when it crashed in a snow-covered field near Drummondville, Que., killing all three people aboard, police said Friday.Quebec provincial police said the crash occurred at about 9 p.m. just north of the city about 110 kilometres northeast of Montreal.The victims – two women and one man – have not yet been identified.The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said the helicopter was a Robinson R44 model and owned by a private company.Police said the helicopter caught fire after a violent impact along the banks of the Saint-Francois River, in the city’s Saint-Joachim-de-Courval district.First responders had a difficult time getting to the scene because of deep snow. A snow removal machine was brought in from the city of Drummondville to help them get to the site.Marc Descoteaux, who owns a farm not far from where the helicopter crashed, said he smelled smoke as he did some work on Thursday evening.“It was burning smell, not a wood burning smell but more like metal or sodder,” Descoteaux said in a phone interview. “Before going home, I saw a fire in the middle of a field about 800 meters from my house.”Thinking it was a snowmobile on fire, he called his nephew to go have a look. The field is considered part of the farm land, but it is devoid of any buildings.His nephew accessed the area by snowmobile. Realizing it was a helicopter, Descoteaux said they called police.“A helicopter at night in the neighbourhood is very rare,” he said of his rural area. “We get very few cars at night, let alone helicopters.”His brother used a snowblower to make a path for the first officers and emergency personnel at the scene.Provincial police spokesman Hugo Fournier said an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash, including weather conditions last night.Transportation Safety Board investigators have begun their investigation as well.One of those investigators, Pierre Gavillet, said it was too soon to know whether the crash occurred at high speed.“At first glance we try to see the marks in the snow,” he told reporters at the scene. “We try to establish the flight trajectory before the impact.”Gavillet said the investigators would gather information on the weather, the pilot’s qualifications and the body of the chopper, which he said was heavily damaged.He said it wasn’t clear whether the helicopter would need to be sent to the TSB’s lab for further analysis.last_img read more

Renault talks with Nissan about Fiat Chrysler merge proposalRenault talks with Nissan about Fiat Chrysler merge proposal

TOKYO — Fiat Chrysler’s proposal to merge with Renault was presented to Nissan on Wednesday, adding another big question to the list of uncertainties facing the Japanese automaker.Nissan Motor Co. has been slammed with nose-diving profits and a tarnished reputation since the arrest of its former chairman Carlos Ghosn in November on financial misconduct allegations.Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard was in Tokyo for a board meeting of the three-way alliance among Renault, Nissan and smaller Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp.The alliance said in a statement there was an open and transparent discussion but declined to give details. A quick resolution was not expected.Analysts say Nissan first needs to focus on turning itself around, and it faces a big challenge in trying to gain equal footing among the companies.The Associated Press read more

Action against Indians fishing in LankaAction against Indians fishing in Lanka

The Indian government is planning “deterrent” action against Indian fishermen violating international waters with Sri Lanka, finding that trawlers and ships from this side are the biggest source of confrontation with the Emerald isle, the Times of India reported today.The decision to slap penalties and even suspend the licences of fishermen who are repeat offenders of the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) stems from their refusal to heed the earlier warnings. At a recent meeting chaired by the foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai, the view veered towards the fact that Indian fishermen are crossing the IMBL to fish in Lankan waters with impunity. The meet emphasized that Indian fishing boats were routinely transgressing the IMBL, with the Indian Navy pegging the figure at 700-900 every day.In a bid to enforce discipline, several long-term measures may soon be put in place. Besides deterrent penalty for violators and suspension of licence for repeat offenders, India may extend the “no fishing” period from the current 45 to 60 days and also during monsoons. New Delhi may set up a “no fishing zone” straddling the IMBL and India-Lanka Marine Disputes Authority. The move to rein in the Indian fishing community seeks to address the major flashpoint between New Delhi and Colombo, threatening the diplomatic detente besides emerging a polarizing issue in TN politics.In addition, India might take more serious measures like a ban on bottom trawling and use of monofilament and twin fold nets, which are the main culprits from the Indian side. This is not allowed in most countries, but Indian fishermen use these equipment which destroys marine ecology and stop issuing licences to new trawlers from operating in the Palk Straits and the Gulf of Mannar. Foreign minister Salman Khurshid spoke to his Lankan counterpart G L Peiris on Friday, seeking the release of 26 Indian fishermen in Colombo’s custody. In response, Peiris asked for a meeting between the fishermen’s associations of the two countries to resolve the issue. This has Indian government stumped because of Tamil Nadu’s rigid attitude, possibly for political reason. The TN government has stonewalled an early meeting of fishermen’s association, saying the atmosphere wasn’t conducive for it. This has the Centre explore alternative venue for such meeting like Puducherry or Bangalore. PM Manmohan Singh has personally weighed in on this with TN CM J Jayalalithaa as has Khurshid and the MEA brass, without any success. read more

Sudan abrupt transfer of displaced in Darfur sparks concern from UN agenciesSudan abrupt transfer of displaced in Darfur sparks concern from UN agencies

Between Wednesday evening and Thursday lunchtime, about 1,000 families were transported by Sudanese authorities from a camp at Meshtel to a more established camp at Abu Shouk, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said today.Yesterday afternoon, when Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his party of aides – who are visiting Darfur to see first-hand what has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis – arrived at Meshtel, the camp was empty save for a few mules.Mr. Dujarric said the IDPs had told relief workers that they had been pressured to move quickly to Abu Shouk. Humanitarian agencies said that while this camp has better conditions for the IDPs, prior consultation would have allowed them to prepare its facilities and provisions to take account of the new arrivals.In another development, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that the continuing violence in Darfur is breeding a new generation of traumatized child survivors.Many displaced children living in camps across Darfur or as refugees in neighbouring Chad have told humanitarian workers that they have seen their parents, siblings or neighbours murdered or raped, UNICEF said today.Other children have drawn disturbing pictures of what has happened. In one case, an 11-year-old girl drew a picture of bleeding bodies on the ground next to an armed man sitting on a camel. The girl then pointed to the bodies and recited the names of her relatives.UNICEF Director of Emergency Operations Dan Toole said at least 500,000 children have had to flee their villages because of brutal attacks by Government-allied Janjaweed militias.”We’re dealing with massive effects on the lives of children,” he said. “This expulsion is creating a common memory for those who survive of mayhem, insecurity, terrible loss and the power of violence.”UNICEF has built dozens of support centres and classrooms across Darfur to help displaced children deal with the effects of war and resume their schooling. The agency hopes 60,000 children can use the centres and classrooms by September.As the rainy season sets in, UN humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have stepped up their efforts to help the estimated 2 million people in Darfur – and more than 170,000 refugees in Chad – needing relief.But, at a briefing for reporters today in Geneva, they said the international community is failing to donate enough funds to allow them to do their work.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said only 31 per cent – or about $78 million – of the $250 million needed by UN agencies to help people in Darfur has been received so far.OCHA hopes to provide 1 million people by the end of this month with full food rations and to distribute another 12,000 tonnes of food to key locations during the rest of the rainy season.It also plans to set up 24 feeding centres for malnourished children, ensure safe drinking water for 740,000 people and deploy at least 24 extra staff to monitor the treatment of human rights.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis said more than 118,000 refugees have been relocated from the border between Chad and Sudan – where the Janjaweed have been making raids – to safer camps further inside Chad.World Food Programme (WFP) spokesperson Christiane Berthiaume said staff could not reach 34 of the 137 camps for IDP in Darfur because of continuing insecurity.In May, two UN human rights reports found that the Janjaweed, bands of Arab fighters recruited or armed by the Sudanese Government as part of its fight against two rebel groups, have committed numerous human rights abuses against Darfur’s black African population. Last week Mr. Annan described the militia attacks as “bordering on ethnic cleansing.” read more

Iran must be urged to settle dispute over islands United Arab EmiratesIran must be urged to settle dispute over islands United Arab Emirates

The Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, today called on the international community to urge Iran to respond to the calls for a just settlement of the dispute over three islands in the Persian Gulf region. Addressing the General Assembly’s high-level debate at UN Headquarters in New York, the Foreign Minister expressed his Government’s regret regarding “the continued Iranian occupation of our three islands: Abu Musa, and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs.” He also voiced the UAE’s demands for the restoration of full sovereignty over these islands. “We emphasize that all actions and measures taken by the Iranian occupation authorities are null and void, and are contrary to international law and to all norms and common human values,” said the Foreign Minister. He also called on the international community to urge Iran to respond to the UAE’s “repeated peaceful, sincere calls” for a just settlement, either through direct negotiations or by referral to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to settle the dispute. “We hope the Iranian Government will deal with this sensitive and important issue in a positive and just manner, in order to establish good neighbourly relations, build bridges of cooperation, preserve the common interests between our two countries, and strengthen security and stability in the region as a whole,” he said.The UAE Foreign Minister is one of scores of world leaders and other high-level officials presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

Greater resources needed for Iraqis ahead of harsh winter UN regional officialsGreater resources needed for Iraqis ahead of harsh winter UN regional officials

“We were able to see for ourselves the magnitude of the crisis,” said Rashid Khalikov, Director in Geneva of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in a press briefing at the end of a 20 to 23 October mission to Iraq. “An immense humanitarian emergency is unfolding in front of our eyes,” he added. As part of the mission, Mr. Khalikov, along with Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs for the OIC, visited Erbil, Baghdad and Dohuk Governorate in Iraq, and met with civilians, authorities and humanitarian partners. Among the areas visited was the Kurdistan region, which bears the brunt of the displacement crisis, with more than 850,000 displaced people. The officials also went to Dohuk Governorate, where more than half a million people have sought refuge and 90,000 live in the open.Winterisation and shelter are among the top priorities, the officials stressed, along with more resources to ensure a wider coverage for the 800,000 people who are in urgent need of shelter. Current winterisation activities include distribution of core relief items, blankets, kerosene, heating stoves, jerry cans, mats, and insulation to make tents warmer and more resistant to the winter.Since January, some 1.8 million people – half of them children – have been displaced in Iraq, and hundreds of thousands more have been forced to find shelter in unfinished buildings, public spaces and informal settlements, Mr. Khalikov said. In total, there are 5.2 million Iraqis in need of assistance.As a result of the difficulties in finding shelter, Mr. Youssef noted, there are 400 schools in Kurdistan that are hosting internally displaced people, which has led to the postponement of the school year to 1 December for those schools.Further, he said that the two officials had visited the Turkish-Iraqi border “where refugees were coming from [Kobane] on a daily basis – around 12,000 refugees so far in the last two weeks or so.”“We hope that more can be done in the near future,” said Mr. Youssef. “Unfortunately, the sentiment in Iraq is that this crisis will not end in the near future.”In recent months, Iraq has been increasingly riven by conflict, terrorism and a swelling refugee crisis contributing to the Middle Eastern country’s deteriorating humanitarian situation. The joint mission comes on the heels of the Strategic Response Plan, which was launched this past week and requests $2.2 billion to cover the humanitarian and protection needs of displaced Iraqis by the end of December 2015. read more

No 8 UCF remains unbeaten but loses QB Milton in 3810 winNo 8 UCF remains unbeaten but loses QB Milton in 3810 win

TAMPA, Fla. — No. 8 UCF lost quarterback McKenzie Milton to injury but still trounced South Florida 38-10 on Friday to extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 24 games and complete a second consecutive undefeated regular season.Milton, eighth in Heisman Trophy balloting a year ago, hurt his right knee when he was tackled at the end of a 5-yard run in the second quarter. Darriel Mack Jr. replaced him and may make his second start of the year when UCF (11-0, 8-0, No. 9 CFP) faces Memphis next week in the American Athletic Conference title game.Players from both schools, which are located about 100 miles apart via Interstate 4, kneeled on one knee while a cart was rolled onto the field and Milton received medical attention in front of the South Florida bench. The entire UCF squad left their sideline at one point to form a crowded circle around Milton, who was placed on the cart and taken to the locker room and later a nearby hospital.Before leaving, Milton completed 5 of 10 passes for 86 yards, including a 14-yard scoring throw to Gabriel Davis for a 7-0 lead. The Knights kicked a field goal on the first play after the quarterback departed to make it 10-0.Mack got plenty of help from a talented supporting cast that includes Greg McCrae to make sure UCF finished the job. South Florida (7-5, 3-5) finished the regular season on a five-game losing streak, its longest skid since 2013.McCrae scored on runs of 40, 39 and 31yards, with the second of the three TDs re-establishing a 14-point after South Florida briefly pulled to 17-10 on Johnny Ford’s 34-yard catch-and-run for the Bulls’ only touchdown.McCrae finished with 181 yards rushing on 16 carries for the Knights, who amassed 558 yards total offence and have scored at least 30 points in 24 consecutive games — matching South Florida (2015-17) for the longest such streak since 1939.Ford rushed for 120 yards on 16 attempts for South Florida, which played without injured quarterback Blake Barnett (shoulder/ankle).THE TAKEAWAYUCF: The Knights lost Milton, but were still good enough to take care of their intrastate rival. Mack also led the team to a 37-10 road victory over East Carolina while Milton was sidelined with an undisclosed injury on Oct. 20.South Florida: After a 7-0 start, the Bulls faded quickly down the stretch. The defence is partly responsible, allowing 57, 41, 35, 27 and 38 points in losses to Houston, Tulane, Cincinnati, Temple and UCF, but the offence had difficulty sustaining drives and getting in the end zone.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Knights climbed three spots in the AP Poll after dominating Cincinnati on national television and have done everything they can to remain in the Top 10 for at least another week by beating South Florida. UCF is No. 9 in the latest CFP rankings, the highest spot ever occupied by an AAC team.UP NEXTUCF: Hosts AAC championship game against Memphis next Saturday.South Florida: Despite five-game skid, Bulls are bowl eligible and await a fourth consecutive berth___More AP college football: and Goodall, The Associated Press read more

Football Remaining focused improving special teams and more from Urban Meyer onFootball Remaining focused improving special teams and more from Urban Meyer on

Urban Meyer prepares to lead the buckeyes out on to the field prior to the Ohio State-Penn State game on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio Stadium was bursting with excitement following No. 3 Ohio State’s come-from-behind 39-38 victory against No. 7 Penn State Saturday. There was a period of time for the players to celebrate, head coach Urban Meyer said on Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference, but now it’s time to turn the attention to a tough road matchup against Iowa at Kinnick Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. “They celebrate a mission accomplished and then they sit back down and wait for their directive and assignments and they’ve received them and go to work,” Meyer said.He added it will be easy to tell if the players or coaches are still living the excitement of the past Saturday and not focusing on the next game.“A change in anything as far as they want to back off practice where I see guys pulling themselves out, I see the effort not there, I see coaches not coaching as hard,” Meyer said. “Anything that’ll be an atomic bomb here.”Another major point of emphasis Meyer addressed in the teleconference was the performance of the kickoff unit after it struggled against Penn State. Meyer made clear the unit is going to see a shake-up when it faces off against the Hawkeyes.“Oh yeah, we’re going to make some changes on personnel,” Meyer said. “I just have to keep re-evaluating.”Meyer on Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell: “Oh he’s outstanding. I’ve watched him because we’ve done a crossover film. He seems like he’s been there a long time a level, you know he’s an Iowa backer man. I just have so much respect for Iowa. I always have because I think they play football the right way and he’s the face of that kind of program, so tremendous player.”Meyer on Kirk Ferentz’s 21-year tenure at Iowa: “I think that’s a credit to Iowa, that’s a credit to an incredible coaching staff that’s the model of consistency, doing things the right way. I always go back to that state, the state of Iowa. I remember back in my days when I was here in the late 80s, Iowa was one of the top, shoot they were one or two in the country for a while.”Meyer on how well he knows Ferentz: “Fairly well. I first competed against him when I was at Florida in the Outback Bowl was the first time we really, our paths had crossed. We’ve always been very cordial and respectful and so I know him fairly well.”Meyer on how his offense increased tempo against Penn State: “I thought offensively, once again they were faced with one of the best defenses in America. I thought for the most part of the game, we operated at a very good tempo. Obviously, we had two two-minute drills that were extraordinary, but I had no problem with the offensive performance. What I did have a problem with is the turnover, the two turnovers and the kicking debacle. Other than that, I thought offense, defense, you’re facing a very good team. I thought they played outstanding. So the tempo was not, I was very pleased, really for the whole game with what we were doing on offense.”Meyer on how quarterback J.T. Barrett responded to criticism after Oklahoma loss: “He’s an old veteran. He’s responded the way that you would anticipate. The way that he has in the past. J.T., you know, he’ll write a book some day, he’s seen it all. What self-inflicted mistakes he’s had in his life, not many, and then also maybe performance that wasn’t up to standard and the ability to raise the level of players around him. I still believe that’s his greatest asset. So there’s never been, with all due respect to media and fans, there’s never been any internal issue over than trying to get better.” read more

New high capacity scalper from IROCKNew high capacity scalper from IROCK

first_imgMobile screening and crushing equipment supplier IROCK has introduced the new TS-516 high capacity scalper. The machine is one of five tracked screener units in IROCK’s lineup, and “improves productivity in a range of applications with greater hopper capacity, larger screens and a wider, oversize conveyor.” IROCK designed the TS-516 so it can be used in a primary crusher circuit for materials such as iron ore, aggregates, coal and heavy rock. At the same time, the machine is versatile enough to handle sticky clay and topsoil.It is powered by a 129 hp Caterpillar C4.4 engine and is capable of processing materials at a rate of 570 t/h. In terms of transportation, the equipment can be folded and loaded onto a truck or trailer, for easy relocation. As the largest tracked screener in its size class, the TS-516 also has the greatest hopper capacity. With an 11.7 yd3 hopper, it delivers more capacity than any other scalper in its class according to IROCK. The equipment also increases production capacity with a total of 157 ft2 of screening area having a 16 ft by 5 ft top deck and a 15 ft 4 in by 5 ft bottom deck. This design allows users to produce and sort products in up to three different sizes, and the decks can be interchanged so customers have more control over end product size. In addition, to accommodate the high productivity of the rest of the machine, the TS-516 also features a 63 in oversize conveyor. With a width that improves on the nearest competitor’s scalper by 15 in, the conveyor accommodates higher tonnages and alleviates much of the potential for congestion.The company adds: “Design features and component options further enhance the machine’s durability and flexibility and provide end users more customisation control. A rubber belt feeder is standard on the unit, but customers can substitute a Hardox apron feeder. Since Hardox feeders are designed to increase longevity in the most rugged environments and are ideal for applications requiring maximum durability. While the TS-516 comes standard with an attached cord and remote for controlling and manoeuvering the scalper around a job site, many customers gain more flexibility with a wireless remote option.”last_img read more

BBCs Brexit coverage of Ireland lacking curiosity and depth former BBC controllersBBCs Brexit coverage of Ireland lacking curiosity and depth former BBC controllers

first_img 16 Comments Former Radio 4 controller Mark Damazer Source: St. Peter’s Oxford/Twitter.comTHE BBC’S BREXIT coverage has been “distinctly lacking in curiosity and depth” about Ireland, former Radio 4 controller Mark Damazer has said. Writing in Propsect Magazine today, Damazer has said that BBC interest in Ireland waned after 1998 and that the broadcaster “missed the Irish dimension” of the Brexit campaign. “The BBC Ireland correspondent’s job was once a big deal—on air almost every day. Sometime after the Good Friday Agreement, interest waned,” writes Damazer.  Tuesday 5 Mar 2019, 9:45 PM 27,529 Views Share63 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cónal Thomas As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: The main story—violence and peace—had gone.“That may be why the BBC missed the Irish dimension of Brexit in the campaign and for a long time afterwards”.Once Prime Minister Theresa May had her outline deal drawn up with the EU in late 2017…”it was greeted as a Westminster triumph with only minor genuflections towards the Irish conundrum that it left nakedly unresolved,” Damazer has said. As a result, “Dublin-based journalism got barely a look in. Overall the coverage has been distinctly lacking in curiosity and depth about both the Irish economy and Irish politics”. ‘A decision easily reached’Similarly, Damazer writes that coverage of Germany has “never been a big deal” for the BBC except for the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and that tensions between the UK and Germany have been “left up in the air”.The arguments fly but the reporting from Germany has never really taken off.Damazer was BBC Radio 4 controller between 2004 and 2010. Five year later, he joined the BBC Trust – the broadcaster’s governing body – which had oversight of the BBC’s editorial performance during the Brexit referendum.In today’s essay, ‘How Brexit broke the BBC’, he also critcises the Trust’s decision to “give broadly equal time” to the Remain and Leave campaigns.“It was a decision easily reached, and yet it sowed the seeds of some of today’s difficulties”.“Because many senior Remainers, in particular, were unprepared for the sheer volume of Brexit voices that the half-and-half policy would introduce to the airwaves”.Britain is set to leave the European Union on 29 March. EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has suggested, however, that European leaders would be open to a short “technical” delay in Britain’s departure from the EU to give the British parliament time to formally ratify a final withdrawal deal. Mar 5th 2019, 9:45 PM BBC’s Brexit coverage of Ireland ‘lacking curiosity and depth’, former BBC controllers says Mark Damazer is a former BBC Radio 4 controller. Short URL last_img read more

Neymar approved Tuchels decision to punish MbappéNeymar approved Tuchels decision to punish Mbappé

first_imgWhen asked if he was okay with Thomas Tuchel’s decision to punish Kylian Mbappé, Brazilian Neymar shockingly approved of it after the match.We discussed how last Sunday, Kylian Mbappé was reprimanded by manager Thomas Tuchel for arriving late to the match against Marseille and Neymar’s reaction after the game was quite surprising.Contrary to what some people may think about Neymar’s life outside of the pitch, the Brazilian is a very disciplined player when it comes to fulfilling his responsibilities as the PSG star and he applauded Tuchel’s decision to punish both Mbappé and Rabiot for the same reason.This reaction might come as a surprise for the French youngster, who is a very good friend of Neymar and he possibly didn’t expect this statement from one of his biggest supporters inside the club.When asked about the manager’s surprising decision to leave both players out of the starting eleven in a crucial match like last Sunday’s against Marseille, Neymar surprised everyone by telling the press that: “This is a matter between the manager and the players,” said Neymar to the press via Diario Sport.“But I do think that they must respect the schedules, and they failed all of us in that part. They know that they need to be responsible because they are great players, both of them are very important for the club and people suffer if they are not present.”PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“But I repeat, this is an internal matter. After everything happened, Kylian got in and solved the match for us,” he concluded.🆕🎥@Dugout @KMbappe’s mad dash, @neymarjr’s dribbling 😱👉 See more:🔴🔵 #AllezParis— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 29, 2018last_img read more

Indias IT expenditure to touch 723 billion in 2016 says GartnerIndias IT expenditure to touch 723 billion in 2016 says Gartner

first_imgIndia’s IT spending is expected to rise by 7.2% in 2016 to reach $72.3 billion, according to a leading market research player Gartner.”India will continue to be the fastest growing IT market for the second year in succession and will continue growing to total $87.67 billion by the end of 2019,” Aman Munglani, research director at Gartner, said in a statement on 3 November.India, currently the third largest IT market in the Asia Pacific, will become the second largest market by 2019, after China, he added.Mobile phones, personal computers and tablets falling under the category of devices are expected to account for almost 33% of the overall IT spending in India, with the device business growing at 9.4% in 2016.Gartner India’s research head Partha Iyengar said that in 5 years, one million new devices will come online every hour and “these interconnections are creating billions of new relationships. These relationships are not driven solely by data, but algorithms”.Highlighting the crucial nature of algorithms, Iyengar added, “Data is inherently dumb. It doesn’t actually do anything unless you know how to use it; how to act with it. Algorithms are where the real value lies. Algorithms define action. Dynamic algorithms are the core of new customer interactions.”The next great leap in machine-to-machine evolution in the Internet of Things (IoT) will be powered by the algorithmic economy, said Gartner in the statement.”Organisations will be valued, not just on their big data, but the algorithms that turn that data into actions, and ultimately impact customers,” it added.last_img read more

Baahubali 2 buzz lifts PVR Inox Leisure shares on BSEBaahubali 2 buzz lifts PVR Inox Leisure shares on BSE

first_imgActors Prabhas, Tamannaah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty during press conference regarding film “Baahubali: The Conclusion” in Chennai on April 9, 2017.IANSShares of multiplex chains PVR and Inox Leisure gained on Thursday, a day before the release of the blockbuster film Baahubali: The Conclusion (Baahubali 2). PVR shares hit an intraday high of Rs 1,636 before closing at Rs 1,620, up 2 percent, while Inox Leisure ended 0.90 percent higher at Rs 298.50 after reaching a high of Rs 303 during the day, on the Bombay Stock Exchange.Baahubali 2 Tamil Movie ReviewPVR shares have gained 14.48 percent apiece in the past one month while Inox Leisure has moved up 15.50 percent from the March 27 closing prices of Rs 14,15 and Rs 258, respectively, for the two companies.Baahubali: The Conclusion starring Prabhas, Tamannaah Bhatia, Ramya Krishna and Anushka Shetty, and directed by S S Rajamouli, is set for a worldwide release on Friday, though the premiere show scheduled for Thursday night has been cancelled by Karan Johar due to the demise of veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna.It is the first big film being released during the April-June quarter and multiplexes are hoping to cash in on the euphoria generated over the past few weeks by the film’s makers and actors. The film will be released on over 5,000 screens in India alone.The current quarter is considered good for cinema halls in view of summer holidays kicking in, after the March quarter that is traditionally weak due to school and college examinations. March quarter business this year is expected to break the trend for multiplexes with topline growth likely to come above 25 percent along with better margins at the operating level, aided primarily by a slew of box office hits, steady shift towards watching films at multiplexes and huge entry barriers for new players, according to an update by brokerage Nirmal Bang Institutional Equities (NBIE).The ticket sales for the two multiplex chains were boosted by box office successes that include Shah Rukh Khan-Mahira Khan’s Raees, Hrithik Roshan-Yami Gautam’s Kaabil and Badrinath ki Dulhania starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhat. Actors also show greater involvement these days in promoting their films, boosting box office collection.PVR has 579 screens across 50 Indian cities while Inox Leisure, after including the latest acquisition in Pune effective from Wednesday (April 26), has 472 screens across 58 cities in India.The four multiplex chains — PVR, Inox Leisure, Mexico’s Cinepolis and SRS Cinemas — have a oligopoly-like hold, controlling 70 percent of the cinema screens in India, ensuring steady business for many years to come, wrote NBIE analyst Girish Pai in his note a few weeks ago.On Thursday (April 27), the BSE Sensex ended 103 points lower at 30,029 while the NSE Nifty closed at 9,342, down 10 points. “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” stills.IANSlast_img read more

11 Other OldSchool Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies11 Other OldSchool Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies

first_imgStay on target Watch These Movies Before ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’New ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Reboot Teaser Hints at a Scarier Series Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling premiered on Netflix on August 9, drawing raves from both old-school fans and people newly introduced to Joe Murray’s 1993 Nickelodeon series about a naive young wallaby living in O-Town with his quirky friends.This week, Netflix will premiere another original movie based on a Nick property, Jhonen Vasquez’s Invader Zim.A whole generation of kids grew up on Nickelodeon’s original programming, as it was one of the few networks willing to take chances in the kids world without merchandising tie-ins and focus groups. They made shows like SpongeBob SquarePants that kids and adults could get into, and it’s not surprising they have a long tail.Here are 11 other classic Nick shows that we could see coming back for one last hurrah.CatDogOne of the best things about Nickelodeon is how they would run with the absolute weirdest ideas just to see what would happen. Cartoon animals were nothing new in 1998, but the airwaves had never seen anything like Peter Hannan’s CatDog. The titular character was a bizarre mutant conjoined twin featuring the front half of a fastidious cat grafted to the front half of a moronic dog. It’s such a bizarre and unique premise that it became an instant hit, and the show aired until 2005. There are still tons of stories you could tell with CatDog in an even more polarized cultural environment, so why not give it a shot?Stream it on NickHits on AmazonThe Adventures of Pete & PeteWidely considered one of the greatest kids’ shows ever aired, The Adventures of Pete & Pete began airing on Nick in 1989 as one minute interstitials between programming, but was spun off into a half hour show in 1993. The brothers Wrigley — known as Big Pete and Little Pete — deal with a variety of surreal situations in their home town of Wellsville. The show was wildly influential and boasted a hipster heaven of guest stars, from Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop to LL Cool J. Because it was live action, the stars have certainly aged since the show was first aired, but imagine the Petes coming back together and coming home again? We’re a little weepy just thinking about it.Stream it on AmazonPrometheus and BobRunning from 1996 to 2000, KaBlam! was a wild melange of sketch comedy, experimental animation and other weirdness. One of the show’s most unforgettable segments was Prometheus and Bob, an offbeat claymation story of a hyper-intelligent alien attempting to educate a clueless caveman, only to have things backfire in ridiculous ways. Created by Cote Zellers, who was also the primary voice actor, the bit was successful enough that talk of a full-length feature was already swirling, with Chris Farley and David Spade attached. Unfortunately, it wound up in development hell and nothing came of it. Zellers went on to work on HBO’s I Spy series but you know he’d like to bring it all back home and finally get that movie made.The Ren & Stimpy ShowNickelodeon ventured into the world of original animation in August of 1991 with three series, all of which would become massive hits. The one with the most crossover potential to an adult audience was John Kricfalusi’s gross-fest Ren & Stimpy, starring a cat and dog pair unlike anything the airwaves had ever seen. Kricfalusi’s studio Spumco pushed the envelope with disgusting close-ups, exaggerated action and demented plotlines, but after they started missing deadlines Nick seized the series and brought production in-house. Although John K. has been through some rough patches in the last few decades, he deserves a nice juicy Netflix budget to bring his most famous creations back to life.Stream it on AmazonSalute Your ShortsOne of the most beloved live-action Nick shows, Salute Your Shorts was an ensemble comedy about teens spending the summer at Camp Anawanna as they try to have as much fun as possible under the thumb of their strict counselor. The show only filmed two seasons, but the cast had such good chemistry that it remained one of the network’s most popular programs for years in reruns. Obviously summer camp is a great location for shenanigans, and with the original cast grown up it’d be easy to put a movie together that also served as a reboot, as they’re now parents bringing a new generation of kids to share the experiences they had.Stream it on AmazonDougThe third original Nicktoon along with Rugrats and Ren & Stimpy, Doug was a tale of a regular kid living in an irregular world. Young Doug Funnie grappled with early adolescence and all of the heightened emotions and social turmoil, with many of the storylines inspired by creator Jim Jinkins’ youth in Virginia. The series ran from 1991 to 1998 with a theatrical film, Doug’s 1st Movie, released in 1999 to wrap things up. But twenty years later, what is the world of Doug Funnie like? Things have changed a lot since the show aired, but pre-teen drama never changes. We’d love to see him wrestle with today’s information saturated, socially conscious world.Stream it on NickHits on AmazonThe Mystery Files of Shelby WooHulu’s Veronica Mars revival has won critical acclaim, so why shouldn’t Netflix go back to the teen detective well with their new friends at Nickelodeon? The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo starred Irene Ng as the titular sleuth, who lived with her innkeeper grandfather in Florida and worked as a ringer for the local police department, using her ingenuity and bravery to solve problems the police can’t. Nickelodeon aired four seasons of the show before it went off the air, but it still has a devoted fan base. Lead actress Ng left the acting game to teach at a preschool in Connecticut, so we might have to recast her.Stream it on AmazonLegends of the Hidden TempleIf they can do a live-action Dora The Explorer and a live-action Battleship, surely there’s room in this world for a fictional exploration of the mythology behind one of Nickelodeon’s most beloved game shows. Broadcast from 1993 to 1995, each episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple pit six teams of kids against each other and a selection of physical and mental challenges. Obviously we’re not calling for a movie-length game show episode, but rather something that takes the talking head Olmec and uses him as a guide through a mystical adventure of the fictional kind.Stream it on AmazonAaahh!!! Real MonstersAfter Klasky-Csupo struck gold with Rugrats, the network was antsy for even more cartoons from the studio. In 1994 they debuted Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, the story of three horrific best friends who attend a school underneath a garbage dump as they learn to terrify mere mortals. The visual design of protagonists Ickis, Oblina and Krumm was a lot of fun, taking inspiration from Tim Burton classics like Beetlejuice, and the show ran for four seasons. It was charming, silly and refreshingly lowbrow while still retaining a good heart. But the world of horror has changed a great deal since the 90s, and watching these guys try to freak out kids raised on YouTube would be a whole different ballgame.Stream it on AmazonThe Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy GeniusThe CGI animation used to make The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius back in 2002 looks terrifyingly dated today, but there’s a reason the show was one of Nickelodeon’s biggest hits of the decade. Jimmy is a brilliant inventor from the town of Retroville whose creations often go out of control with unwanted results. The plotlines were typically pretty formulaic, but the real fun would be to see what creators Keith Alcorn and John A. Davis would do with modern technology. Their relentless imaginations pushed the graphical technology of the era to the limit, and now with millions more polygons able to be pushed things could get really wild.Stream it on AmazonAre You Afraid of the Dark?With both Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark getting big-screen adaptations, the world of middle-grade horror is a very popular one. So why shouldn’t Nickelodeon cash in on one of its most beloved franchises? Are You Afraid Of The Dark? ran from 1991 to 1999, with each episode convening the mysterious Midnight Society to regale each other with tales of the unexplained and the unexplainable. The movie writes itself — just have the now-adult members of the group have to contend with a horrific incident in their past, coming together to face their fears in the process. Sure, it’s formulaic, but most ghost stories are, and there’s a reason that formulas work. Nick is also doing a miniseries this year around the original concept, but why not do both?Stream it on AmazonMore on These Movies Before ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’Nickelodeon’s ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Reboot Teaser Hints at a Scarier Series20 Years Later, How ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Still Feels Freshlast_img read more

Looking back at 7 years of Maa Mati ManushLooking back at 7 years of Maa Mati Manush

first_imgKolkata: With the completion of seven years of the “Maa, Mati, Manush government”, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that her government is committed to continue its work for the betterment of common people. Bengal has reached a new height in al-most all fields in the past seven years.It was on May 20 in 2011, when Banerjee had taken oath as Chief Minister in Raj Bhavan and walked up to Writers’ Buildings, amidst lakhs of people congratulating her for her success in ensuring a change of guard in the state. Her party had defeated Left Front, a party that was in power in the state for 34 long years and formed the government. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSoon after forming the government, her landmark decisions took Bengal to new heights and ushered in global recognition for the state. On Sunday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “On May 20, 2011, the first Maa, Mati, Manush government took oath of office. It has been seven years and we continue to be committed to work for the betterment of people.”In the past seven years, the Chief Minister has introduced schemes that give coverage from the birth of a child to the death of a person. Mother of a new-born girl child is given saplings for free under the Sabujshree scheme. Again, Samabyathi scheme is to help people from financially weaker sections perform last rites of their near and dear ones. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThere can be hardly any family in the state, members of which have not derived benefit of any of the schemes. Common people of Bengal have been immensely benefitted by the initiatives, including giving rice at Rs 2 per kg to more than 8 crore people under Khadyasathi project and free treatment in the state-run hospitals. Kanyashree, Sabujsathi, Gatidhara and Shikshashri are some of the iconic projects of the Mamata Banerjee government. Many such projects were later taken up by other governments. The Kanyashree Prakalpa, that ensured a check on the number of school dropouts and child marriages, took Bengal to the top of the world with the state bagging the first prize in United Nations Public Service Award for Asia Pacific in Netherlands. Besides ensuring an overall development of the state by constructing better roads, even in villages and organising global summits to attract investment in the state, the Mamata Banerjee government has settled age-old problems and restored peace in Darjeeling and the Maoist hit Junglemahal. Moreover, the Chief Minister’s constant vigil has also helped in averting any major law and order problem in the state, that has a tradition and heritage of peace and harmony. In the Assembly election in 2016, it was the overall development carried out by the Mamata Banerjee government in the past five years, which once again brought her a landslide victory, following which she once again plunged into development work. She once again held administrative review meetings in all the districts, as a measure that helped in timely completion of development work. Moreover, the Centre has repeatedly appreciated the work of the Bengal government, by awarding it for its achievements in different fields, starting from ease of doing business to agriculture. Recently, Bengal has once again topped in the country, with Digambarpur Gram Panchayat (GP) in South 24-Parganas bagging the Centre’s award of best GP in India. Bengal government has also won Krishi Karman award for five consecutive years.With equal importance given for development in the urban and rural parts of the state, beautification work carried out in the City of Joy has been appreciated by people from across the globe. Several toilets were also constructed in Bengal, where 21,324 villages were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). The number is the highest in the country and Nadia is the first ODF district in India.With the state witnessing marked development in the past seven years, people have extended their support to Banerjee and her party in the recently held Panchayat polls as well, which will help in easy execution of projects and implementation of schemes in the grassroot level.last_img read more

Mortgage Rates Drop Below 4 for First TimeMortgage Rates Drop Below 4 for First Time

first_img Share Mortgage rates slammed into a new, record-setting low Thursday, with mortgage giant “”Freddie Mac””: reporting that figures for the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 4 percent for the first time in history. Finance Web site “”””: noted a similarly record-smashing low for the loan.[IMAGE]Freddie and released weekly surveys to yield the results for this week.Making the biggest waves, the GSE found the 30-year loan dropping on average to 3.94 percent nationally, down from 4.01 percent last week and 4.27 percent over the same time last year. This marks the first time that Freddie saw the benchmark mortgage hitting lows below 4 also a reported a new record, seeing the 30-year loan fall only to 4.21 percent, down from 4.30 percent last week. The Finance Web site saw a slide in 15-year fixed-rate mortgages from 3.47 percent last week to 3.46 percent this week, with 5-year and 1-year adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) hitting a 3.11-percent stride, inching below 3.13 over the same period.[COLUMN_BREAK]Freddie departed from the findings by again seeing record lows for the 15-year loan, with interest rates falling to 3.26 percent this week from 3.28 percent last week. The GSE recorded a 2.96-percent average for the 5-year ARM, a few percentage points down from 3.02 percent last week, and a 2.95-percent average for the 1-year ARM this week, down from 2.83 percent last week.Speaking with _MReport_, “”Frank Nothaft””:, VP and chief economist with Freddie, cites action from the “”Federal Reserve””: and investors fleeing euro zone markets as dual forces contributing to “”incredibly low”” mortgage rates.He specifically highlights the $400-billion buy-up in short-term Treasury debt by the Federal Reserve and doubts about whether bigger euro zone economies will bail out their faltering neighbors.Asked whether record lows for the benchmark 30-year will help stimulate demand, he says that it helps but that low consumer confidence, fears about a double-dip recession, and a wait-and-see approach to still-falling home prices keep first-time homebuyers on the sidelines.””There’s not strong demand for credit in the housing market and that’s tending to keep a lid on borrowing costs,”” “”Sal Guatieri””:, a senior economist with “”BMO Capital Markets””:, tells _MReport_. He faults job security and tight credit supply for the slow tread among consumers, and says low mortgage rates “”will inspire some first-time buyers to enter the market and repeat buyers to buy a bigger house, but we need to see stronger job growth and some easing in lending standards, and some work on the parts of households in paring down their debts.””When will mortgage rates rise again? According to Nothaft, consumers and market watchers should expect to “”see long-term yields remain extraordinarily low for the next few weeks and months,”” with interest rates for loans staying below 5 percent for the remainder of the year into 2012. Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Bankrate Federal Reserve First-Time Homebuyers Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Home Prices Home Sales Housing Affordability Investment Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers Unemployment 2011-10-06 Ryan Schuette October 6, 2011 456 Views center_img in Data, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Mortgage Rates Drop Below 4% for First Timelast_img read more