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Spain coach Del Bosque impressed by De Gea’s composureSpain coach Del Bosque impressed by De Gea’s composure

first_imgSpain coach Vicente del Bosque has praised goalkeeper David de Gea for the way he has handled an off-field controversy at Euro 2016.The Manchester United player, who has vehemently denied allegations in the Spanish media linking him to a prostitution case, was selected to play against the Czech Republic in Group D in Toulouse on Monday.”At the beginning, I was surprised (by the story) but the attitude shown by the player has given all of us serenity,” Del Bosque told Cadena Ser radio.”The player acted immediately and came to speak to me and (my assistant) Toni (Grande). He showed a lot of composure for his age and an extraordinary maturity. He left no doubt in our minds and that was a huge relief. It really helped us.”COMPETITION WITH CASILLASThe 25-year-old De Gea, who made his senior debut in June 2014, only started in three Euro 2016 qualifiers for the European champions but had a strong season in the English Premier League.His rival for the goalkeeper’s jersey, Iker Casillas, goes into the tournament after a first season at Porto following his move from Real Madrid, where he had struggled for a couple of years.”There is a great competition between them,” Del Bosque said. “Because of what has happened to Iker in recent times and the five years that David has been at Manchester, it has fostered this debate.”It’s not a bad thing and I have no reason to complain about it.”last_img read more

Maxim: PMICs drive optimized power for automotive ADAS functionsMaxim: PMICs drive optimized power for automotive ADAS functions

first_img Continue Reading Previous TRINAMIC: rapid positioning with smart stepper motor drivesNext Lanner: rugged vehicle surveillance NVR With a series of power-management ICs from Maxim Integrated Products, designers can optimize power for automotive advanced driver-assistance systems functions to achieve high performance, small size, efficiency, and electrical protection. ADAS functions, many of which are now mandatory or will be soon, increase vehicle safety and enhance the driving experience. These features include smart braking for collision avoidance, GPS/navigation, adaptive cruise control, lane centering, lane-departure warning, and back-up/surround video. Although these functions receive considerable design attention, managing DC power in electrically harsh vehicle environments is a less-publicized yet critical challenge for ADAS system designers.Maxim’s array of application-optimized ICs regulate, manage, and protect DC power. These products solve critical problems for ADAS systems designers by offering a unique combination of package size, high operating efficiency, low quiescent current, integrated ASIL-B/D electrical protection, and reduced EMI.The series of PMICs which Maxim has released include:MAX20019 Dual Synchronous Step-Down Converter – Provides the industry’s smallest 3.2MHz dual step-down power supply in a 2 × 3mm package sizeMAX20087 Quad Camera Power Protector – ASIL-B/D grade camera module protector IC includes an I2C interface to report on overvoltage/undervoltage/fault conditions; monitors up to four 600mA coax channels and isolates faults from individual camera modulesMAX20075 and MAX20076 Step-Down Converters – Offers lowest quiescent current with peak and valley mode options; provides a high peak efficiency of 91% for always-on applications compared to competing solutions, while featuring a 40-V load-dump toleranceMAX20014 Triple-Output Converter – Features one synchronous boost and two synchronous step-down converters for smaller, simpler, and lower cost designs (competing approaches require two ICs plus discrete components); features 2.2MHz switching frequency and spread-spectrum capability for reduced EMI and comes in a small 4 x 4mm package sizeShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Your Next Slope Sweater Should Come from Peruvian Alpaca LlamasYour Next Slope Sweater Should Come from Peruvian Alpaca Llamas

first_img A Guide to Slivovitz, Eastern Europe’s Favorite Brandy The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Every once in a while Kickstarter comes through with a product that literally anyone can get behind. Paka , the alpaca wool sweater knitted in Peru, is one of those products.While taking a year to work and travel through South America, Paka founder Kris Cody came across a beautiful alpaca wool sweater, hand-woven by a grandmother high in the Peruvian Andes, that he bought and brought back with him to the U.S. Every time he would wear the sweater out, Cody says, “People would come up to me and ask where it was from — where they could get one. The response was amazing, and I realized that alpaca wool wasn’t really used in the States. I saw functionality in this new fiber for the lifestyle I was living. I remembered this grandmother, her wrinkled hands and open heart, and saw the potential to bridge this gap.”Shortly after, Cody bought a one-way ticket to Peru and Paka was born. Editors’ Recommendations Highland Park Takes Tailgating to Another Level 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic Perfect for hitting the slopes or a little apres ski, the Paka hoodie and crewneck sweaters are some of the lightest, softest, and thermo-regulating pullovers in the world. Known as la lana de los dioses, (“the fiber of the gods”), alpaca wool is the second-warmest wool on the planet (just behind polar bear fur), moisture-wicking (it has an 8 percent water-retention rate, whereas other wools are typically between 16-20 percent), and extremely durable (there are stories that tell of the Inca using alpaca wool to weave bridges across Andean valleys). All of these features coalesce to create a sweater that is just as at functional on the hiking trail or slopes as it is at home. Given that alpacas evolved high in the Andes, it makes sense that they would possess the most appropriate fur to create clothing from. Mountain sweaters that come from mountain animals — a match made in form-meets-function heaven.The sweaters themselves are all hand-woven and dyed (with all-natural dyes) by Peruvian weavers. Cody and Paka chose to have their sweaters woven in Peru to not only be close to the free-roaming alpaca from which they source their fur, but also to help women in this developing nation increase their yearly income (by up to eight times), which in turn reduces chronic malnourishment in one in three Peruvian children.According to Cody, employing these Peruvian women has more than monetary and health benefits. “It’s allowing women to move from manual, unskilled labor to skilled, passionate work. It’s sustaining their heritage and the Inca culture. It’s a tradition that they pass down with pride and respect, carrying on the Inca knowledge and ways,” he says. And it’s also a damned comfortable sweater. The Paka hoodie is woven with an extra large hood and with flexible side panels that provide more breathability, comfort, and freedom of movement than your typical wool or cotton sweater. Having been given a pre-production hoodie, we have to say that our time with the sweater has been one of supreme comfort and satisfaction. The sweater never gets too hot, never allows you to be too cold, and, because they are woven to be slightly oversized, it surrounds your entire body like the world’s softest cocoon.If you’re looking to back the Paka sweater or simply want to learn more, head on over to the Kickstarter page, where you still have almost a month to pledge. For $99 you can back the crewneck sweater, and for $109 you can snag one of the remaining hoodies. Delivery of the completed sweaters is slated for January 2018. Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement The following changes have been made to CBC’s fall season premiere schedule. The series premiere of new comedy KIM’S CONVENIENCE will now move from Tues. Oct 4 at 9 p.m. (9:30NT) to Tues. Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. (9:30NT). Two back-to-back episodes will be broadcast from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (9:30 to 10:30NT). As a result of this change, the Season 6 premiere of MR. D will now move from Tues. Oct 11 at 9:30 p.m (10NT) to Tues. Oct. 18 at 9:30 p.m (10NT).Based on the award-winning play by Ins Choi, new comedy series KIM’S CONVENIENCE (13 x 30) tells the funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store in downtown Toronto.For more information visit Twitter Facebook Launching its sixth season starring comedian and former teacher Gerry Dee, MR. D follows an under-qualified and unmotivated teacher trying to fake his way through work – and life. For more information visit changes:Moved: The two-episode series premiere of KIM’S CONVENIENCE moves from Tues. Oct 4 @ 9 p.m. to Tues. Oct. 11 @ 9 p.m. (9:30NT)Moved: The Season 6 premiere of Mr. D moves from Tues. Oct. 11 @ 9:30 p.m. to Tues. Oct 18 @ 9:30 p.m. (10NT)Updated primetime schedule for Tuesday, October 4 (NT time zone half-hour later for all times)8:00PM: RICK MERCER REPORT – Season 14 premiere8:30PM: THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES – Season 24 premiereUpdated 9:00PM: JUST FOR LAUGHSUpdated primetime schedule for Tuesday, October 11 (NT time zone half-hour later for all times)8:00PM: RICK MERCER REPORT8:30PM: THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTESUpdated 9:00PM: KIM’S CONVENIENCE – Series Premiere, Episode 101 (“Gay Discount”)Updated 9:30PM: KIM’S CONVENIENCE – Episode 102 (“Janet’s Photos”)Updated schedule for Tuesday, October 18 (NT time zone half-hour later for all times):8:00PM: RICK MERCER REPORT8:30PM: THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTESUpdated 9:00PM: KIM’S CONVENIENCE – Episode 103 (“Ddongjeem & Umma’s Picture”)Updated 9:30PM: MR. D – Season 6 premiere, Episode 601 (“Gerry Does it Again”)-30- About CBC/Radio-Canada CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

Fort St John Chamber Joins Coalition regarding Caribou section 11 draft agreementFort St John Chamber Joins Coalition regarding Caribou section 11 draft agreement

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce has joined a list of BC Chambers in a Coalition to support the petition started by Dawson Creek Chamber.The FSJ Chamber of Commerce goes on to say that although the FSJ area is not directly affected by the current Caribou closure plans in section 11, it’s the unintended effects that will impact all communities within the region and all around the province that is of the greatest concern.Section 11 sets out the overall relationship between BC and Canada, and it gives a sense of where the recovery process may go. Section 11 currently identifies 54 herds across the province and leaves a lot of questions around what potential land management could look like shared the FSJ Chamber of Commerce. Concerns regarding this online form have since surfaced by many Chambers, calling it cumbersome, very lengthy and convoluted. Some Chambers have taken the measures to offer open house events to walk participants through the online forms to ensure they are understanding them completely.“We stand with our Chamber of Commerce organizations throughout our province in appealing to the BC Government to hit pause on the negotiations. The debates in the public sphere over the proposed caribou recovery program have really highlighted that proper engagement with land users and other stakeholders has not been completed, and the process taken for consultation has not been communicated well. The consultation seems rushed. Without a full understanding of the depth of the issues, how can the residents of BC ensure that all the potential impacts of the program have been considered?” responds Julie Ziebart – Chair of the Advocacy Committee, FSJ Chamber of Commerce. “Meaningful economic and social analyses is critical to working with communities and sectors so that decisions are fully informed and reflect the entire scope of the impact. ” Says Christopher Flury, Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce, President.In November 2018 the Dawson Creek Chamber demanded socio-economic Impact Assessments for the North East region prior to finalization of Section 11 and Partnership Agreements on Caribou Recovery.On April 10th, 2019, the petition was delivered to the house with over 35,000 signatures demanding that all negotiations halt immediately and the Provincial Government negotiation teams and all government agencies:1) Consult openly with ALL users, stakeholders, businesses, and local government2) Immediately begin economic and socio-economic impact studies on the North Eastregion3) Provide baseline data on populations and relevant science-based studies to supportclosures and recovery plans.In November 2018, the Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery group, led by the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce has been actively working to bring the issues identified with section 11 to the public, government and key stakeholders. The group has been actively working to bring to light the socio-economic impacts that section 11 (in its current form) could bring to the Province.Public Consultations did not happen until now when the Provincial Government (afterincreased pressure) opened up their consultation to public comment at the end of March 2019 with a deadline to submit comments by May 3rd, 2019. The public can submit their feedback through the government’s online feedback form found at read more

Morocco Aims to be a Leader in Renewable Energy in AfricaMorocco Aims to be a Leader in Renewable Energy in Africa

Buenos Aires  –   Morocco, which will host this year the UN Climate Conference (COP22), aims to be a leader in the field of renewable energy across the African continent, Argentina’s news agency “Telam” said.Morocco Aims to be a Leader in Renewable Energy in Africa (Argentina’s News Agency)21 February 2016 The news agency pointed that the Kingdom has recently inaugurated the world’s largest solar plant “Noor” with a generating capacity of 160MW.According to Telam, the solar plant “Noor” shows Morocco’s commitment to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and increase the use of renewable energy.Morocco will thus increase its electricity production of 10,000 megawatts between 2016 and 2030, Telam added.Built on an area of more than 3,000 hectares, Noor includes four multi-technological solar power plants, developed in total respect of the international norms, particularly in terms of technology. read more

Argentina May Pursue Free Trade Agreement with MoroccoArgentina May Pursue Free Trade Agreement with Morocco

Rabat – As Morocco and Argentina pledged to reinforce their bilateral ties, the South American country expressed its interest in entering into a free trade agreement with Morocco to strengthen trade relations between the two countries.In a statement to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), Argentina’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Faurie noted Morocco’s significant potential in the fisheries sector, emphasizing the need to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the sector.Faurie, who arrived in Morocco on Friday, also stressed the need to reinforce bilateral ties between the two nations in agriculture, an area to which Argentina attaches special interest, according to MAP.Faurie also expressed his interest in exchanging best practices between the two countries in the usage, management and distribution of water resources, as well as agriculture-related energy practices.The official made his remarks following a meeting with Morocco’s Secretary of State for Fisheries, Mbarka Bouaida. The Moroccan official said the two countries maintain very good relations on both a political and economic level. Bouaida also discussed the importance of strengthening economic cooperation, emphasizing that the partnership between Morocco and Argentina can serve as a foundation for the further development of economic ties between Africa and South America.The two parties also set a work agenda and agreed on the essential points of the partnership between the two countries.Earlier this week, Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told MAP that Faure’s visit “will be a step towards solidifying political bilateral relations and boosting technical and scientific cooperation among other spheres between Morocco and Argentina.”Argentina’s exports to Morocco were valued at USD 509 million in 2017, marking an increase of 38 percent over the course of the past two years, added the same source. read more

Alarming number of Ebola deaths in DRC a rallying cry to scaleAlarming number of Ebola deaths in DRC a rallying cry to scale

Medical advances however, “mean little” if infection goes undetected, or “if individuals are too scared to seek treatment.”The DRC’s northeast region has seen several attacks on Ebola treatment centres by armed groups, and in some cases, strikes specifically targeting people working to counter the virus. A deadly environment with added social and political crises could reverse progress made in treatment and prevention. This Ebola epidemic, categorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as International Public Health Emergency in July, has affected more children than in any other previous outbreak, and the virus “ravages children in ways that are very different from adults,” UNICEF said.As such, treatments for young persons are specialized. “UNICEF is working with partners to meet children’s immediate and longer-terms needs, accompanying them and their families every step of the way,” the Agency said. These efforts include risk communication and engagement, infection prevention and control, psychosocial support, deployments of child nutritionists and building protective school environments. Ebola outbreaks are unique in the “exceptional level of investment” needed to combat them, UNICEF explained. “They require 100 per cent of cases to be treated, and 100 per cent of contacts to be traced and managed.”UN Secretary-General António Guterres will travel to impacted areas on Saturday in an expression of solidarity with victims and families fighting the epidemic.Of the 126 million dollars needed meet the needs of children and communities, UNICEF has so far funded 31 per cent of its appeal.“The reality is that we need far more international support now.” WHO confirms new Ebola case in UgandaAs the number of infected continue to climb in the DR Congo, a new case of the disease was identified in nieghbouring Uganda, WHO revealed on Friday. The child, a nine-year-old Congolese girl, tested positive in Uganda and traveled to the DRC for treatment.Briefing journalists in Geneva, WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib confirmed the child, had been stopped in a routine border check at Mpondwe in western Uganda, reportedly on Wednesday. Amid reports that she had died, the WHO spokesperson explained that the girl was clearly extremely poorly when health officers stopped her.  In June, two other individuals died from Ebola in Uganda after crossing the border from DRC. A third individual from the same family died after being he was sent back to DRC. Asked about the dangers of transmission within Uganda, Ms. Chaib emphasized that Ugandan officials had acted quickly to limit the risks of the disease spreading and had the expertise to minimize contact with the infected patient. According to WHO’s 27 August update on the latest Ebola outbreak in DRC, which was declared on 1 August 2018, “there have been …almost 3,000 cases of Ebola with 1,998 deaths and 893 survivors,” Ms. Chaib said. “Most of the cases are in Nord Kivu province.” Ebola virus disease: WHO There is no proven treatment for Ebola but simple interventions early on can significantly improve chances of survival. This includes rehydration with fluids and body salts (given orally or intravenously), and treatment of specific symptoms such as low blood pressure, vomiting, diarrhea and infections.A range of potential treatments including blood products, immune therapies and drug therapies are currently being evaluated.Hand hygiene is the most effective way to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.An experimental Ebola vaccine known as rVSV-ZEBOV proved highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea in 2015. It is being used in response to the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo using a ring vaccination protocol.During an outbreak, health partners apply a package of interventions including case management, surveillance, contact tracing, laboratory testing, safe burials and community engagement.Working with communities to reduce risk factors for Ebola transmission is critical to controlling outbreaks. OverviewSymptomsTreatment and prevention Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness affecting humans and other primates.The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals (such as fruit bats, porcupines and non-human primates) and then spreads in the human population through direct contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (e.g. bedding, clothing) contaminated with these fluids.The average EVD case fatality rate is around 50%. Case fatality rates have varied from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks.The first EVD outbreaks occurred in remote villages in Central Africa, near tropical rainforests. The 2014–2016 outbreak in West Africa was the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the virus was first discovered in 1976. There were more cases and deaths in this outbreak than all others combined. It also spread between countries, starting in Guinea then moving across land borders to Sierra Leone and Liberia.It is thought that fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are natural Ebola virus hosts. The incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of symptoms, is from 2 to 21 days. A person infected with Ebola cannot spread the disease until they develop symptoms.Symptoms of EVD can be sudden and include: fever, fatigue, muscle, pain, headache, and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, symptoms of impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases internal and external bleeding (e.g. oozing from the gums, blood in the stools). Laboratory findings include low white blood cell and platelet counts and elevated liver enzymes.It can be difficult to clinically distinguish EVD from other infectious diseases such as malaria, typhoid fever and meningitis. A range of diagnostic tests have been developed to confirm the presence of the virus. “The news that the total number of deaths has now passed 2,000, out of more than 3,000 cases, should act as a rallying cry for us all to step up our efforts to defeat this terrible disease and end this outbreak,” the Agency’s statement said. “As the numbers continue to grow, it is vital to remember that each one of these cases is somebody’s child, a son or daughter; a mother, father brother or sister,” the announcement read. “Each of these deaths leaves a family not only in mourning but also scared and worried about their own exposure to the disease.” UNICEF noted recent breakthroughs in finding successful treatments highlight that “for the first time, we now have the means to both prevent and treat Ebola.” Recent media reports show the disease is no longer incurable, with scientific advancements promising to tame outbreaks and boost survival rates. Almost 600 children have died in the DR Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak. As numbers continue to grow, we’re working with partners to protect children and prevent further infections. @UNICEFDRC— UNICEF (@UNICEF) August 30, 2019 read more

Ian Brady begins unique High Court fight over tribunal lawyerIan Brady begins unique High Court fight over tribunal lawyer

first_imgIt is understood that the Lord Chancellor, Liz Truss, has taken the stance that “lawyer of choice” is not an absolute rule, and believes she would be acting ultra vires, or outside her powers, if she allowed Mr Makin to have the contract.Brady’s legal team is seeking permission to apply for a full judicial review, arguing that the Lord Chancellor should use her powers to “make arrangements” because the Brady case is “totally unique”.They say the MHRT and Ashworth regard the case as unique.They are expected to tell the court that Brady was reluctant to engage with the latest review but was persuaded to by Mr Makin after “making it clear that the only legal representative he would have was Robin Makin”. Ian Brady, who was found guilty in the murders of three children 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. Under legal aid rules, only members are entitled to a publicly funded contract in the mental health law category. Ian Brady, who was found guilty in the murders of three childrenCredit:AP Photo A further review was due in September last year, but Brady refused to take part because solicitor-advocate Robin Makin, who has represented him for more than 25 years, was denied a legal aid contract.Brady and Myra Hindley, who died in prison in 2002, tortured and murdered five children in the 1960s. Four of the victims were buried on Saddleworth Moor in the south Pennines.He was jailed for three murders in 1966 and has been at Ashworth since 1985. He and Hindley later confessed to another two murders.center_img His legal team say he has been bedridden for the last couple of years or so.”It is probably fair to say that his physical condition will not improve and he is terminally ill.”He is in very poor physical health – he suffers from emphysema and has constant oxygen and a nebuliser four times a day.”His case at the High Court in London is listed as “Stewart-Brady v Lord Chancellor”.It was triggered when a bid to appoint Mr Makin as Brady’s legal representative was blocked because his solicitors’ firm, E Rex Makin & Co, is not a member of the Law Society’s mental health panel. Ian Brady, the Moors murderer, is launching a “totally unique” High Court fight for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal.The serial killer, 79, who now uses the name Ian Stewart-Brady, last went before the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) in 2013 and asked for a move to a Scottish prison.His request was rejected after Ashworth Hospital said he had chronic mental illness and needed continued care at the Merseyside unit. Ian Brady in the back of a police car prior to his court appearancCredit:PA Ian Brady in the back of a police car prior to his court appearanclast_img read more

South Australia mine startup and construction starts to leap by 50 inSouth Australia mine startup and construction starts to leap by 50 in

first_imgSouth Australia’s fast growing mineral resources sector will in 2010 see its biggest jump ever with at least five new mines coming into construction or production – a 45% leap in the number of the State’s operating mines. The upbeat prediction was delivered yesterday at the Paydirt 2010 South Australian Resources and Energy Investment Conference by Dr Paul Heithersay, Deputy Chief Executive of South Australia’s Department of Primary Industry and Resources (PIRSA), which oversees the development of the State’s minerals and energy industries. He said that, despite the slowdown attributed to the Global Financial Crisis, mineral production reached A$3.1 billion in SA last year – representing a threefold increase since 2004. “We are proposing that a target of $10 billion in mineral production is achievable by 2020.” “These figures demonstrate just how resilient this State has become to any negative effects of the global economic climate.” Heithersay said he was confident that South Australia would have 16 operating mines by the end of this year – up from the 11 currently in production. He listed the five new mines-to-be as: Heathgate Resources’ Beverley North (uranium), IronClad Mining’s Wilcherry Hill (iron), IMX Resources’ Cairn Hill (iron), Western Plains Resources’ Peculiar Knob (iron), and Hillgrove Resources’ Kanmantoo (copper). “These five operations all intend to be in production or construction by the end of this year.”The PIRSA head also paid tribute to two new mines as “2010 standouts”, in the shape of OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill copper-gold mine near Coober Pedy and Iluka Resources’ Jacinth/Ambrosia heavy minerals mine in far west SA.Heithersay earmarked three emerging projects as “ones to watch” in the short term: Rex Minerals’ Hillside copper-gold project on the Yorke Peninsula; UraniumSA’s fast growing Mullaquana uranium discovery near Whyalla; and the Carrapateena copper-gold discovery co-owned by RMG Services and Teck Australia.After the current two-day Conference, PIRSA will be hosting a free technical forum for the 350 delegates on Wednesday May 5, to debate means for “Unlocking South Australia’s Mineral Wealth“. The forum will highlight the latest developments within South Australia’s pioneering Plan for Accelerating Exploration (PACE), as well as presentations on the research and technical projects being conducted by PIRSA’s Minerals and Energy Resources Division and the South Australian Geological Survey.He said PIRSA “has made great leaps” in recent years in developing a comprehensive database on the geology and mineral potential of the fast emerging minerals provinces of South Australia, including the Gawler Craton – host to the giant Olympic Dam Mine – the uranium-prospective Curnamona Province in the State’s northeast, and the little explored Musgrave Province in northern SA.As well as the opening of several exciting new education initiatives in SA – including the South Australia Centre for Minerals Exploration Under Cover, and University College of London’s School of Energy & Resources – the SA Government has recently added $10 million to the purse of its pioneering PACE program.“With all these promising developments, the future of minerals exploration and production in South Australia is in very good shape,” Heithersay concluded. “I am very confident that, based on the latest developments, we will have our 16 mines moving forwards by the end of this year.”last_img read more

Legislation introduced to strengthen US minerals securityLegislation introduced to strengthen US minerals security

first_imgSen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has introduced the American Mineral Security Act of 2015 (S. 883), designed to secure the nation’s mineral supply chain and reduce its growing dependence on imported minerals vital to the manufacturing industry. This legislation, which differs from the bill Murkowski introduced last Congress with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), contains specific requirements for the federal land management agencies to reduce delays in the federal permitting process for new mines. It also eliminates the cap on the number of minerals that can be considered critical and broadens the definition of critical minerals to include those that are important in currency.“Minerals are critical to every aspect of our daily lives. We rely on them for everything we do and everything we make – from our smallest computer chips to our newest energy technologies to our most advanced defense systems,” Murkowski said in a press release. “Despite this, as highlighted just this weekend by 60 Minutes, we are alarmingly dependent on foreign sources for dozens of minerals. Instead of ignoring this situation as it grows worse, my bill offers a chance to change course. It would improve our mineral security and protect our manufacturers for decades to come.”According to the National Academy of Sciences, more than 11,300 kg of new minerals are needed per person, per year in the US to make the items we use for basic human needs, infrastructure, energy, transportation, communications, and defense. Yet the US Geological Survey reports that America is more than 50% dependent on foreign nations for at least 43 separate mineral commodities, and a recent survey of manufacturing executives found that more than 90% worry about “supply disruptions outside of their control.”The bill requires the Director of the USGS to establish a list of minerals critical to the American economy and provides a comprehensive set of policies to address issues associated with their discovery, production, use, and re-use.To improve the efficiency of the notoriously slow federal permitting process for new mines, the American Mineral Security Act includes a series of reasonable steps to reduce delays and ensure timely decisions. The seven to 10 years it currently takes to approve a new mine in the US is often singled out as a serious liability for competitiveness and ability to draw investment.NMA applauded Sen. Murkowski’s bill and in a statement to the press, President and CEO Hal Quinn said, “Sen. Murkowski’s bill […] will modernise the permitting system for US mining to better position our country to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Simply, her bill will better prepare our country to meet the competitive challenges we face in strengthening future economic growth and the US manufacturing revival.”Oicture courtesy of US Mine Corp.last_img read more

Shoot an Arduinobased paintbull gun with a tweetShoot an Arduinobased paintbull gun with a tweet

first_imgIf you have ever played Portal, you’re probably a fan of automated turrets. If you use the internet in 2013, you probably either have a Twitter account, or at least encounter tweets from various people in your daily news cycle. iStrategyLabs, essentially a social media and digital ad agency, created an automated turret that fires paintballs when you tweet at it. It doesn’t sing in soothing tones like the turrets from Portal, but it allows you to shoot a gun from across the internet, if you’re so inclined.Dubbed PaintBot, the gun (perhaps unfortunately) is set up in the office of iStrategyLabs, rather than placed in the bedroom of that jerk who doesn’t stop tweeting obnoxious retorts to everything you send over Twitter. The paintball gun is mounted on a tripod and shoved between some steadying wood, and hooked up to an Arduino. When someone tweets with the hashtag “#ISLPaint” the rig responds by firing a paintball at a canvas.Sadly, though, there is much interactivity left to be desired. You can’t aim the gun, so you can’t potentially draw something on the canvas using paintball pellets as your brush, and there also isn’t a livestream, so you can’t watch your tweet shoot a gun. In fact, there’s really no way to tell if your tweet was even registered and did anything. iStrategyLabs does state that it is working on making improvements to the gun, so hopefully some aiming features and a livestream will be added in the future.At the moment, iStrategylabs’ website says the gun is offline for cleaning purposes, but we hope it’ll be back up soon, and perhaps attached to a telepresence robot so we can force it to harass our enemies.last_img read more

Fibre optique Bouygues pourrait saisir le Conseil dÉtatFibre optique Bouygues pourrait saisir le Conseil dÉtat

first_imgFibre optique : Bouygues pourrait saisir le Conseil d’ÉtatFrance – Mercredi, après avoir présenté son excellent bilan annuel, Bouygues Telecom a annoncé être prêt à se lancer dans la fibre optique. Toutefois, le groupe envisage de saisir le Conseil d’État, estimant que le cadre réglementaire du déploiement de la fibre optique imposé par l’Autorité de régulation des télécoms (Arcep) est à la fois inutile et trop coûteux.Martin Bouygues a dénoncé mercredi une “véritable distorsion de concurrence” induite par la réglementation du déploiement de la fibre optique imposée par l’Arcep. “Nous sommes très inquiets sur les appels d’offres qui vont être lancés. Développer quatre fibres dans les immeubles alors qu’on ne sait même pas en ­saturer une seule est inutile et coûtera 5 milliards d’euros. C’est ­comme si on demandait aux opérateurs d’électricité de créer des réseaux parallèles” a-t-il déploré avant d’annoncer son intention de déposer un recours auprès du Conseil d’État.Selon lui, le choix du multi-fibres préconisé par l’Arcep, c’est-à-dire une fibre par opérateur dans chaque bâtiment, est à la fois inutile et beaucoup trop coûteux. De plus, le cadre réglementaire de l’Arcep favoriserait France Telecom dans ce déploiement grâce à sa base de clients en téléphonie fixe, base nécessaire à la rentabilisation des investissements.Bouygues Telecom, qui s’est très récemment lancé dans le fixe, comptait 311.000 clients abonnés à son offre Internet Bbox en 2009 et exploite aujourd’hui le réseau Numericable. Toutefois, le groupe compte déployer de la fibre optique lui-même d’ici la fin de l’année. C’est par Paris que Bouygues va commencer, ce qui devrait nécessiter en 2010 un investissement de quelques dizaines de millions d’euros.Le 4 mars 2010 à 16:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Man 41 found dead by SWAT officers identifiedMan 41 found dead by SWAT officers identified

first_imgA man found dead Saturday evening after a six-hour SWAT call was identified by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Monday as Doug Anthony Stuart, 41, of Vancouver.Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence in the 8000 block of Northeast 100th Circle about 12:30 p.m. A woman had left the house and later called 911 for deputies to check on the man, Sgt. Fred Neiman said.The woman told deputies that her husband had made suicidal threats, assaulted her and threatened her with a firearm.Deputies arrived but didn’t get a response. SWAT was called in.Around 6 p.m., SWAT officers found Stuart dead inside a camper behind the home.He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Neiman said.last_img

Cold War Kids Inside First LA Divine More Required ListeningCold War Kids Inside First LA Divine More Required Listening

first_img (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/ Facebook Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcast Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Cold War Kids: Inside “First,” ‘L.A. Divine’ & More | “Required Listening” Email Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/ Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/ “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/ Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” Photo: Rebecca Sapp/ Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/ Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” Prev Next Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/ Nathan Willett and Matt Maust reveal why ‘L.A. Divine’ is a different sort of “greatest hits” and the metal band they were “too scared” to tour withTim McPhateGRAMMYs Apr 26, 2018 – 8:25 am Since their 2006 debut album, Robbers & Cowards, indie rockers Cold War Kids have built a reputation for daring sonics, inventive storytelling and creative risk-taking. On this week’s episode of the GRAMMY Museum’s “Required Listening” podcast, lead vocalist Nathan Willett and bassist Matt Maust reveal the blueprint the group followed on their latest studio endeavor, 2017’s L.A. Divine.Listen Now: “Required Listening” Episode With Cold War Kids”For this record, [we tried to take] everywhere we had been, sonically and songwriting, and really just [try] to do the best version of everything that we have done,” said Willett. “That’s the way that I thought about it going into it.””It’s almost a reaction [to] all five of our [previous] records. It’s our greatest hits that is not a greatest hits,” added Maust.In a 40-minute-plus conversation with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director/host Scott Goldman, Willett and Maust detail how their songwriting has evolved over the years, their approach to writing lyrics, the success of their hit “First,” favorite bands and inspirations, the origins of their band name, and the metal band they were too scared to tour with.”In our first year of being a band, we were asked to go on tour with Slayer,” said Willett. “We were too scared. We thought we would get goat’s blood thrown at us or something.” Subscribe To “Required Listening” And Listen Now At Apple MusicRead more Photo: Rebecca Sapp/ Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” cold-war-kids-inside-first-la-divine-more-required-listening “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Photo: Rebecca Sapp/ Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Twitter Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images I’m With Her | “Required Listening” Photo: Rebecca Sapp/ Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/ Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Podcast Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/ Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.comcenter_img Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/ “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/ Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/ “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/ “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” News Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcast Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/ Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/ Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/ Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Photo: Rebecca Sapp/ Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/ Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/ I’m With Her | “Required Listening” Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/ Photo: Rebecca Sapp/ Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ I’m With Her | “Required Listening” Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcast Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/ Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/ Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening”last_img read more

Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Killing Three At Colorado WalmartPolice Arrest Man Suspected Of Killing Three At Colorado Walmart

first_img Share Twitter via @TrumpTrain45PacA man suspected of fatally shooting two men and a woman inside a suburban Denver Walmart was arrested 14 hours later following a brief car chase Thursday that ended at a congested intersection, police said.Scott Ostrem, 47, was arrested after police pulled over his car about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the Walmart store in the city of Thornton, police spokesman Victor Avila said.Television footage showed Ostrem, with close-cropped hair and wearing a red polo shirt, standing silently and staring down as he was handcuffed. Avila declined comment on whether Ostrem had a weapon when he was arrested.Police had yet to determine a motive for the shooting, which occurred late Wednesday inside the busy Walmart about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Denver in a busy shopping center. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined local police in the investigation.MUGSHOT: Scott Ostrem, 47, Booked In Colorado Walmart Shooting That Left 3 People Dead –— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 2, 2017Witnesses said a man walked into the store, opened fire and fled. Dozens of shoppers and employees dropped to the ground and rushed to escape as police cruisers and ambulances raced to the scene.Aaron Stephens, 44, was in the self-checkout line when he heard a single shot followed by two bursts of gunfire. Then people ran for the store’s exits.“The employees started screaming. Customers were screaming. They were running like crazy, and I ran out too because I didn’t want to get killed,” he said.Two men died inside the store, and a woman died later at a hospital, police said. Their identities were not immediately released, and it was not known if the suspect knew them.No Walmart workers were injured in the attack, said spokesman Ragan Dickens. Dickens added that there is no evidence that Ostrem ever worked for Walmart. The store remained closed Thursday, he said.Authorities identified Ostrem as a suspect after reviewing surveillance footage from the store.Avila said police went to a Thornton apartment early Thursday and did not find Ostrem there, but received an anonymous tip that he was driving a red Mitsubishi in the area and quickly spotted him. The brief chase ensued.Ostrem was taken away in a police car and the car he was driving was towed away on a flatbed truck.Avila said Ostrem had a minor criminal history but did not elaborate. Court records show a charge of resisting arrest against Ostrem in 1999 was dismissed. Records also show Ostrem filed for bankruptcy in 2015.Ostrem worked for a Denver-based roofing company as a field employee until 2014, said Sandra Runyon, an administrative assistant at Tecta America Colorado Commercial Roofing. Runyon said the company had had no contact with Ostrem since he left. She didn’t provide additional details.Residents of the apartment building where Ostrem lived in a third-floor unit described him as unfriendly and occasionally hostile.Teresa Muniz, a 54-year-old meat processor, said most tenants in the building are friendly with each other but Ostrem never returned her greetings. Several times, he swore at people for sitting in the outdoor stairways or leaving laundry in communal machines, she said.“He wasn’t a friendly person,” Muniz said. “It has to be a really lonely life, and he didn’t seem to have anybody. Being angry all the time. That’s what he seemed like, always angry.”Muniz said she sometimes saw Ostrem carrying a bow and set of arrows or a shotgun into or out of his apartment.Gerald Burnett, a 63-year-old retiree who lives in a first-floor unit, said he was sitting on the stairs drinking coffee one morning when Ostrem came down the steps. Ostrem told him to move and cursed at him, Burnett said.“Dude had an attitude, big time,” Burnett said. “He’s the type of person if you said ‘good morning,’ he wouldn’t say nothing. If you greeted him, he wouldn’t say anything back. I just learned not to even talk to the clown.”last_img read more

Preliminary STAAR Results Show Math ImprovementsPreliminary STAAR Results Show Math Improvements

first_imgLARA SOLT / KERA NEWS SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORShellie Ross of Wesley Rankin Community Center (right, holding “Reach for the STAARS” sign) takes part in a pep rally to welcome students at Edison Middle Learning Center on STAAR testing day.Preliminary results are out from this spring’s STAAR tests. According to The Dallas Morning News, fifth- and eighth-graders in Texas made improvements at every performance level in the math section.However, reading results were mixed. While fifth-graders made improvements, eighth-grade scores were flat. Fifth- and eighth-grade students must pass the reading and math tests to be automatically promoted to the next grade. Those who failed get two more chances on the tests. Sharelast_img

US warns travellers of possibly tainted alcohol in MexicoUS warns travellers of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico

first_imgTags: Mexico, Travel Alert U.S. warns travellers of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico Thursday, July 27, 2017 Source: The Associated Presscenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> MILWAUKEE — The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out.The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported about travellers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at Mexican resorts. In January, a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman vacationing in Mexico with her family died after she was pulled from a resort pool.The State Department added the warning to its travel site for Mexico on Wednesday. The warning advises tourists to drink in moderation and seek medical attention if they begin to feel ill.State Department spokeswoman Pooja Jhunjhunwala told The Associated Press that the warning had been added following reports about recent incidents in which people in tourist areas had fallen ill or blacked out after consuming allegedly tainted or substandard alcohol. She said the State Department had consulted with U.S. diplomatic posts in Mexico about the concern.“U.S. citizens should also contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate in Mexico,” Jhunjhunwala said.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckAbbey Connor of Pewaukee died after being pulled from a pool at the Paraiso del Mar, part of a cluster of Iberostar resorts near Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the Journal Sentinel reported. She was brain dead and was flown to Florida, where she was taken off life support.Connor’s 22-year-old brother also reported blacking out. He had a lump on his forehead and a severe concussion. The two had arrived with their mother and stepfather at the resort just hours earlier and had been drinking at a swim-up bar.Following the initial report, the newspaper received accounts from more than three dozen people reporting similar experiences after drinking limited amounts of alcohol at all-inclusive Mexican resorts in the region.In a statement last week, Spain-based Iberostar said the company adheres to strict regulatory standards and only purchases “sealed bottles (of alcohol) that satisfy all standards required by the designated regulatory authorities.”last_img read more