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Apple may unveil iMac with retina display with OS X Yosemite in OctoberApple may unveil iMac with retina display with OS X Yosemite in October

first_imgIf leaked reports are to be believed, Apple is on the final stages of testing iMac desktop featuring retina display, which is expected to be released at its upcoming event in October, along with OS X Yosemite.Reportedly other than the improved Wi-Fi connectivity and enhanced processors, the new iMac comes in an ultra-slim built that mirrors present generation of iMac machines. It is being conjectured in the reports that the iMac desktop with retina display will sport a  5K display resolution indicating resolutions recorded in the most recent OS X Yosemite betas – 6400×3600 pixel, 5760×3240 pixel, and 4096×2304 pixel, one of which could eventually go to the proposed Retina show iMac.The present 21.5 inch iMac features 1920X1080 pixels while the bigger 27 inch variant features 2560X1440 pixels screen.Apart from the new iMac desktops the reports also mentions the improved iMovie and Final Cut Pro (FCP) applications which are expected to sport 4K video editing. Apple is also speculate to be gearing up to launch  on a 12-inch Macbook Air laptop and iPads.last_img read more

Davis Cup: Rafael Nadal pulls out of first singles match vs India due to Delhi bellyDavis Cup: Rafael Nadal pulls out of first singles match vs India due to Delhi belly

first_imgIndia received a big relief as Rafael Nadal pulled out of the first singles rubber just an hour before today’s clash at the Davis Cup. (Davis Cup: India face tough task against mighty Spain) Nadal has withdrawn from today’s singles tie because of an upset stomach. He was scheduled to play Ramkumar Ramanathan in the first game. However, world No. 26 Feliciano Lopez was immediately named as the 14-time Grand Slam champion’s replacement for the match. Ramanathan is ranked 137 in the world. (Have India wasted home advantage against Spain in Davis Cup? ) In today’s second tie, 28-year-old Saketh Myneni will take on world No.13 David Ferrer.last_img

Asian Games 2018: India’s medal tally after Day 10Asian Games 2018: India’s medal tally after Day 10

first_imgIndia’s push for more medals on Tuesday ended with an impressive show of 9 medals which includes one gold, six silver medals and two bronze medals.India clinched a gold in the Men’s 800m Final with Manjit Singh winning the race ahead of compatriot Jinson Johnson, who bagged the silver. The sprinters ended the day with a silver medal in the first ever Mixed 4x400m Relay event held at the Asian Games.India’s Kurash stars Pincky Balhara and Malaprabha Jadhav clinched the silver and bronze medals respectively.ASIAN GAMES 2018 FULL COVERAGEEarlier in the day, the Indian men’s table tennis team of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj bagged the first ever Asian Games medal for the country in the sport with a bronze.The archery teams also managed to clinch a medal as the Indian men’s and women’s compound team settled for silver after losing their respective finals.ASIAN GAMES 2018: DAY 10 HIGHLIGHTS India are currently 8th on the medals tally with 50 medals in total (India Today Photo)But the biggest heartbreak for India in the day came early when PV Sindhu lost her women’s singles badminton final against world number one Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan to settle for the silver medal.Another glorious day for India ! Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 , #ManjitSingh, #PinckyBalhara, #MalaprabhaJadhav, #JinsonJhonson, #MuhammedAnas, #MRPoovamma, #HimaDas & #ArokiaRajiv for making proud! #AsianGame2018 #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/zMiHvuHbP2Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 28, 2018Manjit Singh gold headlines 9-medal day9 medals including a gold, helped India clinch the 8th spot on the medals tally. The day ended with 50 medals in total of India – 9 gold, 19 silver and 22 bronze.advertisementDAY 9 WRAP:Neeraj Chopra was undoubtedly the star of the day for India, after he became the first Indian javelin thrower to win an Asian Games gold medal when he shattered his own national record by clearing a distance of 88.06m.3 silver medals for Indian athletes on Day 9Chopra’s gold is India’s only second medal in javelin throw in Asian Games history after Gurtej Singh won a bronze in 1982 in New Delhi.Dharun Ayyasamy bagged silver in men’s 400 metre hurdles at the 2018 Asian Games while Sudha Singh won silver in women’s 3000 metre steeplechase on Monday in Jakarta. Neena Varakil also won silver in women’s long jump with a jump of 6.51.Saina Nehwal settles for bronze after losing semi-finalSaina’s bronze is the first individual badminton medal at the Asiad for India in 36 years. This is Saina’s first medal at the Asian Games as she was ousted in the quarter-final of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Hima Das won silver in the 400m finals with a time of 50.79 (AP Photo)Day 8: WRAPSprinters Muhammed Anas, Hima Das and Dutee Chand claimed silver medals after India earned two bronze medals in Bridge and another two silver in Equestrian.Hima Das wins silver in 400m with National RecordHima Das clinched the silver medal in the final of the 400m race and with a time of 50.79 in the final, broke the National Record again. Bahrain’s Salwa Naser produced a Games record timing of 50.09 seconds to finish ahead of 18-year-old Hima.Muhammed Anas wins men’s 400m silverMuhammed Anas bagged silver in men’s 400m after he clocked in at 45.69 seconds. Qatar’s Abdalelah Hassan, who completed the race in 44.89 seconds as he fended off Anas, who has a personal best of 45.31 seconds. Dutee Chand clocked 11.32 seconds to win women’s 100m silver at Asian Games 2018. (AP Photo)Dutee Chand clinched the silver medal in the women’s 100m final. Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to earn the silver. The gold medal went to Edidiong Odiong of Bahrain, who clocked 11.30s while China’s Yongli Wei took the bronze, clocking 11.33s.Dutee Chand wins silver in women’s 100m raceIndia earned two bronze medals after the men and mixed teams lost their semi-final matches.India settle for two bronze medals in bridgeThe men’s team lost to Singapore while the mixed team suffered defeat at the hands of Thailand.Fouaad Mirza, Team India win silver medals in EquestrianIndia’s Fouaad Mirza won a silver medal at the Equestrian Jumping Final and his valiant effort also helped the Indian team bag silver in the same event. Tajinderpal Singh broke the games record to win men’s shot put gold at Asian Games 2018. (AP Photo)Day 7: WRAPTajinderpal Singh Toor won India’s first medal in athletics as he broke the Games Record and the National Record after all three squash players returned with bronze after losing in the respective semi-finals.Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins gold in shot put with Games RecordadvertisementThe 23-year-old Toor sent the iron ball to a national record distance of 20.75m to win his maiden Asian Games medal on the opening day of the athletics competition.India won three bronze medals in squash, which is the best ever performance in the singles squash event.Saurav Ghosal settles for bronzeTop seed Saurav Ghosal lost to Chung Ming Au of Hong Kong China 12-10 13-11 6-11 6-11 6-11 in the men’s singles semifinals.Joshna Chinappa goes down fightingAs for the the Indian women, Dipika Pallikal Karthik lost 0-3 (7-11, 9-11, 6-11) to defending champion and former World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia.Dipika Pallikal settles for bronzeJoshana Chinappa went down 1-3 (5-11, 10-12, 11-5, 10-12) to another Malaysian Sivasangari Subramaniam.Day 6: WRAPIndia won medals in tennis, women’s kabaddi, shooting, rowing on Friday to end the day as the most productive one so far in this year’s Asian Games.Dushyant bags maiden Games medal for India in rowingIndian rowers started the day with a bang as they got three medals for their country early on in the day. Dushyant Chauhan bagged bronze in men’s Lightweight Single Sculls.Rowing team wins fifth gold medal for IndiaIt was followed by another bronze by Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh in men’s Lightweight Double Sculls event. After two bronze medals in rowing, the Indian team finally struck in men’s Quadruple Sculls event.Rowers Rohit Kumar, Bhagwan Singh get bronze in Double Sculls Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won gold in men’s doubles tennis (Reuters Photo)Later in the day, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan clinch won gold in men’s doubles tennis. Bopanna and Sharan, who were the top seeds in the event, played to their billing throughout the tournament and beat Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Bublik and Denis Yevseyev 6-3, 6-4 to scoop the top prize in the event.Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan win gold in men’s doubles tennisThe next medal came when the women’s kabaddi team, much like the men’s team, failed to overcome the mighty Iranians and surrendered a lead to go down in the final and therefore, settele for silver.India women settle for silver in Kabaddi Heena Sidhu bagged bronze in the 10m Air Pistol Women event (AP Photo)Heena Sidhu continued her medal-winning run at the Asian Games well as she settled for bronze in the 10m Air Pistol Women event.Bronze for Heena SidhuThe last medal of the day came from Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who settled for bronze after losing his men’s singles tennis semi-final.Prajnesh Gunneswaran settles for bronze in tennisDay 5: WRAP Shardul Vihan then earned silver in men’s Double Trap final (AP Photo)India returned with three medals on Thursday in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta to take their medal tally to 18.Ankita Raina earned bronze to kick start India’s day despite her loss 4-6, 6-7 to Shuai Zhang of China in a match which lasted for over two hours.15-year-old shooter Shardul Vihan then earned silver in men’s Double Trap final. Shardul shot 73 to claim the silver medal, while Korea’s 34-year-old Shin Hyunwoo clinched gold scoring 74.advertisementThe last medal of the day was a bit of a shock as the Indian men’s kabaddi team lost to Iran 18-27 and were knocked out in the semi-final, therefore, settling for bronze.This was the first time the Indian men’s kabaddi team had to settle for anything less than gold in the Asian Games.Day 4: WRAP Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games (AP Photo)Rahi Sarnobat scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games as she prevailed in a nervy shoot-off in the 25m pistol event.The 27-year-old got the better of Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in a shoot-off after both shot a Games record score of 34 in the finals.India also bagged four bronze medals in the wushu sanda competition at the 18th Asian Games on Wednesday. This is the best ever medal haul by India in wushu at the Asian Games.Three medals came from the men’s competition as Santosh Kumar (56 kiloram), Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh (60kg) and Narender Grewal (65kg) lost in their respective semi-finals. Each losing semi-finalist is assured of a bronze medal.Day 3: WRAP Saurabh Chaudhary clinched the top prize in men’s 10m air pistol event (AP Photo)Saurabh, 16, clinched the top prize in men’s 10m air pistol event with Games record of 240.7 ahead of Japan’s Tomoyuki Matsuda (239.7).Saurabh’s compatriot Abhishek Verma won bronze in the same event with a score of 219.3.16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary shoots for gold with record scoreSaurabh and Abhishek’s success was followed up by shooter Sanjeev Rajput, who bagged silver in Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions to take India’s tally to eight.Shooter Sanjeev Rajput claims 3rd silver medal for IndiaIndia also clinched a medal in a game that many would have been unfamiliar of. The Indian team settled for bronze medal in Sepak takraw men’s team regu.India win first medal in sepak takrawIn the last medal of the day came from wrestler Divya Kakran, who bagged bronze in women’s 68kg freestyle category.Divya Kakran gets bronze in women’s wrestlingWrestler Divya Kakran won her first Asian Games medal when she beat Taipei’s Chen Wenling in the bronze medal match in Jakarta.Day 2: WRAP Wrestler Vinesh Phogat won gold in 50kg category final (AP Photo)Vinesh defeated Yuki 6-2 in the 50kg category final to bag the top prize and take India’s tally of gold medals to two at the 18th edition of the Asian Games in Indonesia.Vinesh Phogat 1st Indian woman wrestler to win Asian Games gold medalEarlier in the day, Shooter Deepak Kumar and Lakshay won silver each in 10m air rifle and men’s trap respectively.India bag 2nd shooting medal as Deepak Kumar claims silverThe 33-year-old Deepak did not mind the long wait for a major medal, 14 years after he picked up the sport. Deepak shot 247.7 to finish second on the podium behind China’s Haoran Yang, who won the top prize with a Games record 249.1 at the JSC Shooting Range of this port city.Lakshay, on the other hand, picked up the gun only four years ago as a teenager and at 20, after managing to hit a total of 43 out of a maximum shots of 50.Shooter Lakshay bags silver in men’s trapLakshay is now a silver-medallist at the Asiad, equalling the feat achieved by former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu at the 2006 Doha edition.Day 1: WRAP Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won bronze in the mixed rifle event (AP Photo)The first medal came for India when shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won bronze in the mixed rifle event.The Indian pairing of Chandela and Kumar aggregated 429.9 after 42 shots in the 48-shot final and were in second spot for major part of the 48-shot finals before China overtook them to take the silver.Shooters Apurvi Chandela, Ravi Kumar win first medal for IndiaWrestler Bajrang Punia emerged as the star of the day after he opened India’s gold account at the 18th Games, as he won the 65kg category.Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins India’s first gold in Asian Games 2018An in-form Bajrang outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.In the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but the Haryana grappler held his nerve to prevail 10-8 in an exciting battle.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Finch, Starc star as Australia top table with big win over Sri LankaWorld Cup 2019: Finch, Starc star as Australia top table with big win over Sri Lanka

first_imgDefending champions Australia clinched an 87-run win over Sri Lanka in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match as Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc shone in London on Saturday. Australia rose to the top of the World Cup points table with 8 points from 5 matches.Finch led the team from the front, notching up his career-best score in ODI (153 from just 132 balls) as Australia posted a mammoth total of 334 for 7 in their quota of 50 overs. Finch started with a bang, taking the Sri Lanka pacers to the cleaners even as he made up for yet another slow start from David Warner.Australia’s opening duo added 86 before spinner Dhananjaya de Silva struck by castling David Warner on 26 (48 balls). De Silva returned to remove Usman Khawaja in the 23rd over just after Australia had reached the 100-run mark.Australia vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019: HighlightsSri Lanka though failed to make use of the window of opportunity created by de Silva as Aaron Finch and Steve Smith took the game away from them with a 173-run stand. Both Smith and Finch kept the scorers busy as they went after the Sri Lanka attack to set a big platform for a strong finish. Finch had hit 5 sixes and 15 boundaries whereas Smith’s 59-ball 73 had a six and 7 boundaries.Australia lost the wickets of Finch and Smith in successive overs but Glenn Maxwell made sure they finished strong with a 25-ball 46.Sri Lanka squander strong start In reply, Sri Lanka were off to a strong start, thanks to Kusal Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne who had stitched a 115-run opening stand.advertisementHowever, Perera who had mixed aggression with caution quite well for his 36-ball 52 fell while trying to take on Mitchell Starc.Captain Karunaratne battled on but there was a bit too much burden on him with wickets falling at the opposite end at regular intervals. Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Mendis got starts but were unable to convert them into solid contributions.After Karunaratne fell 3 short of his maiden ODI hundred, Sri Lanka went on a freefall with Star and Pat Cummins running through their middle order. Angelo Matthews and Thiisara Perera, two of Sri Lanka’s most experienced batsmen, failed thereby highlighting what has gone wrong with Sri Lankan cricket over the years.There were quite a few Sri Lankan fans at the Oval on Saturday. While they wouldn’t have expected the former champions to dominate Australia, a performance that can be classified as what-could-have-been would have indeed left them disappointed.Mitchell Starc, with figures of 55 for 4, and Kane Richardson (3/41) shone with the ball for Australia and Glenn Maxwell did a good holding job after he was given the full quota of 10 overs in the absence of injured Marcus Stoinis.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Sunil Gavaskar, Harbhajan Singh slam ECB over lack of rain preparednessAlso Read | David Warner presents signed jersey to Indian-orgin net bowler who was hit on headAlso See:last_img read more

2012 NSWTA Blues Dinner Awards2012 NSWTA Blues Dinner Awards

first_imgCongratulations to the award recipients at the 2012 New South Wales Touch Association Blues Dinner.Affiliate of the YearSouthern SunsGriffith Touch AssociationSydney RebelsBankstown Jets Touch AssociationSydney MetsPenrith Touch AssociationSydney ScorpionsNorthern Suburbs Touch AssociationHunter Western HornetsDubbo Touch Association Northern EaglesArmidale Touch AssociationNSWTA Affiliate of the Year Dubbo Touch AssociationAdministrator of the Year Southern SunsNick Altin (Griffith Touch Association)Sydney RebelsJohn Ryan (Eastern Suburbs Touch Association)Sydney MetsMargaret Thornton (Penrith Touch Association)Sydney ScorpionsSue Jones (Manly Warringah Touch Association)Hunter Western HornetsShane Hayne (Berkeley Vale Touch Association)Northern EaglesPeta Devine (Gunnedah Touch Association)NSWTA Administrator of the Year Nick Altin (Griffith Touch Association)The ‘Matthew Medal’ – Referee of the YearDavid Baggio (Wagga Wagga Touch Association)Selector of the YearBarry Gibson (Manly Warringah Touch Association)Junior Coach of the YearBelinda Caruso (Wallsend Touch Association)Coach of the YearWade Jenkins (Eastern Suburbs Touch Association)NSWTA Region of the YearHunter Western HornetsSenior Female Player of the YearAnnette Mounsey (Wollongong Touch Association)Senior Male Player of the YearGarry Sonda (Eastern Suburbs Touch Association)Junior Female Player of the YearLaura Peattie (Manly Warringah Touch Association)Junior Male Player of the YearJosh Rozairo (Bankstown Touch Association)Female Player of the YearLouise Winchester (Canterbury Bankstown Touch Association)Male Player of the YearDylan Hennessey (Hornsby Touch Association)Stay tuned to www.nswtouch.com.au for all of the latest stories from the 2012 NSWTA Blues Dinner and the NSWTA YouTube channel for all of the highlights – www.youtube.com/nswta. Related LinksNSWTA Award Recipientslast_img read more

Ellie Goulding Partners With Vegan Food CompanyEllie Goulding Partners With Vegan Food Company

first_imgGoMacro, a family-owned vegan food company with roots in organic farming, is thrilled to add a bit of international star-power to the company family: British singer-songwriter ­­­­Ellie Goulding.Ms. Goulding, a pop and fitness icon, has partnered with the Wisconsin-based natural food company in a far-reaching partnership that includes new product development, international brand promotion and customer sweepstakes.
The relationship began when Ellie, a long-time GoMacro fan, posted about her love for MacroBars on Instagram where she is followed by a large fan base deeply interested in the star’s healthy lifestyle. Commencing in March 2016, GoMacro and Ellie Goulding will launch the partnership with a North American sweepstakes entitled the “Goulding Ticket.” The sweepstakes will involve specially marked GoMacro MacroBars packaged with a ticket and code to win VIP tickets to a June 21st Ellie Goulding concert at Madison Square Garden or a trip to Los Angeles for a personal workout with Ellie. GoMacro also plans to release a co-created “Ellie Goulding” MacroBar flavor this spring with a portion of sales going towards the homeless.
”MacroBars are my go-to snack after a workout and when I’m on tour. I love the taste and how they keep me satisfied for hours,” commented Goulding. “I am excited to begin my partnership with a brand that shares my values of healthy living and giving back.”
Goulding, who will be performing at the 58th annual Grammy Awards this February, is also well known for her dedication to healthy living, veganism, and marathon running. Ellie turns to MacroBars to stay energized during her hectic daily schedule. The new brand partnership aligns well with Ellie’s priorities of health, fitness, and community outreach and GoMacro’s mission to provide organically grown, plant-based nutrition for on-the-go families and athletes.
”We couldn’t think of a more perfect partner for GoMacro than Ellie,” said Jola Sonkin, CEO and co-founder of GoMacro. “She is an exemplary woman managing an incredible and demanding career who still finds time to exercise, eat well, and give back.”
GoMacro is a family-owned Non-GMO food company that believes plant-based, organic eating can be both convenient and delicious. GoMacro MacroBars provide a healthy balance of natural sugars, carbs, and plant-based protein that sustains energy between meals and replenishes after workouts. GoMacro is thrilled to embark on a long-term partnership with an internationally recognized role model that shares the company values of healthy living and giving back to communities.last_img read more

Parents overwhelmingly want Duty of Care for tech giants poll revealParents overwhelmingly want Duty of Care for tech giants poll reveal

“The Government’s Online Harms White Paper must impose a legal duty of care on social networks.”The plan has also been backed by Ruth Moss, whose daughter Sophie took her own life in 2014 age 13 after viewing graphic suicide and self-harm images on social media.Mrs Moss, from Edinburgh, said: Sophie’s death devastated me. No mother, or family should have to go through that. It was so unnecessary; she had so much to live for, she was only 13.”Social networks should have a duty of care to protect children and vulnerable people from damaging material and self regulation is clearly not working”. The Telegraph understands that the Government is currently considering imposing a duty of care on tech companies as part of its white paper, which is being drawn up by the Home Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and sport.The polling comes as the NSPCC released its blueprint for how it would want to see a statutory duty of care work in practice.The plan calls for tech companies to face unlimited fines and potential criminal investigations, enforced by a regulator, if they fail to prevent children from being harmed on their sites.The children’s charity also wants a named high ranking executive to be legally responsibility for ensuring each social media company meets their duty of care obligations, with the threat of being disbarred from holding corporate directorships if they fail. Nine out of ten parents want social media companies to be subject to a legal duty of care to keep children safe on their platforms, a NSPCC poll has revealed.A ComRes poll of more than 2,700 people, conducted for the children’s charity, showed that 92 percent of parents with children aged 11 to 18 backed a duty of care, while 89 percent of the wider public also support the measure.The survey also found that the majority did not think social networks were safe for children age 11 to 12, with 70 percent saying they felt Facebook was unsafe.The minimum age for most large social networks is 13 but the NSPCC has argued that the lack of any effective age verification system means the companies need to ensure their platforms are not harmful for children.The poll findings come as the Government faces mounting calls to impose a legal duty of care on tech companies, a measure the Telegraph has been campaigning for.Peter Wanless, NSPCC Chief Executive, said: “The support for statutory regulation of social networks is now overwhelming.“It is clear that society will no longer tolerate a free-for-all under which tech firms allow children to operate in a precarious online world with a myriad of preventable risks. 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. read more

Multotec cites training as key to steady expansion in AfricaMultotec cites training as key to steady expansion in Africa

first_imgThe philosophy of strong local support as the foundation for building customer trust is paving Multotec’s steady expansion into Africa, says the company. The industry-leading mineral processing solutions provider has grown its Africa footprint over almost two decades, and counts its success down “to developing local capacity – including skills and infrastructure – as close to the customer as possible, to allow quick and effective response.”“We prioritise skills transfer and capacity-building in our African facilities, and also train our customers’ staff in the maintenance of our equipment,” says Multotec CEO Thomas Holtz. “It is becoming increasingly important – both to us as suppliers and to our customers, the mines – to invest in local skill development as a key sustainability practice.”Multotec has for many years provided training in process-related topics in South Africa, and in recent years has rolled this out in a more formal and structured manner in other regions; the group’s equipment can today be found in almost 50 countries on six continents, with a portfolio in all commodities.Holtz says the focus of the training is to bridge the gap between the theory that mine staff will have learnt in tertiary studies, and the practical day-to-day mechanics of working with equipment in a plant environment.“The culture of a fly-in-fly-out consultant is expensive and generally does not empower local professionals and operators,” he says. “Where we can build local capacity to support our products, the customers appreciate that – and we’ve seen growing interest in this training over the past two to three years.”According to Multotec Africa Managing Director Jaco du Toit, the cradle-to-grave concept ensures compliance with the Mines ISO 14000 environmental management standards – where the group provides the equipment, technical expertise and maintenance, as well as the removal and recycling of the product at the end of its life.With Multotec’s growing support network and range of products, customers are now engaging the company increasingly on contracts to take over the maintenance of its equipment on site, aligned to service level agreements.last_img read more

Israël pourrait renoncer à ses projets nucléaires civilsIsraël pourrait renoncer à ses projets nucléaires civils

first_imgIsraël pourrait renoncer à ses projets nucléaires civilsAlors que la situation est encore loin d’être maîtrisée dans la centrale japonaise de Fukushima, les pays du monde entier s’interrogent sur l’avenir de l’énergie nucléaire. Ainsi Israël pourrait renoncer à son projet de nouvelle centrale, et envisage de reconsidérer entièrement sa position quant au déploiement du nucléaire civil.”Je ne crois pas que nous allons poursuivre un programme d’énergie nucléaire civile dans les prochaines années”, a déclaré le Premier ministre israélien Benjamin Netanyahu, dans une interview rapportée par le site du Parisien. Le pays projetait la construction d’un réacteur dans le désert du Néguev, qui devait être construit par la compagnie nationale d’électricité, Israel Electric Corporation. Mais la catastrophe japonaise l’a “amené à repenser les projets visant à construire des centrales nucléaires civiles” a-t-il expliqué.Aujourd’hui Israël est le seul pays du Moyen-Orient a produire de l’électricité d’origine nucléaire, avec une centrale construite dans les années 1950 et mise en service en 1964. Une installation réalisée avec l’aide de la France, qui suscite beaucoup d’inquiétudes dans le pays. Dans un récent rapport, Greenpeace affirme que “tout accident, provenant d’une erreur humaine, d’une catastrophe naturelle ou d’une attaque de missiles, comporterait un danger de radiations sur un rayon de 400 km, couvrant Israël, les Territoires palestiniens, la Jordanie et Chypre”.Outre cette vétusté dénoncée, l’Etat hébreu est situé sur la faille sismique syro-africaine. Le pays est régulièrement frappé par des secousses, dont certaines se sont montrées meurtrières, comme en 1927, lorsque des centaines de personnes ont perdu la vie lors d’un tremblement de terre de magnitude 6,25.Du gaz plutôt que du nucléaireFace à cette menace sismique, Benjamin Netanyahu a demandé le développement d’un dispositif permettant d’alerter la population environ 5 à 35 secondes avant qu’un séisme ne se produise. Alors que le projet de nouvelle centrale devrait être abandonné, Israël pourrait se concentrer sur les deux gisements de gaz récemment découverts en mer, à 130 kilomètres au large de Haïfann au nord du pays. “Moïse (…) nous a conduits dans la seule partie du Moyen-Orient qui n’a ni gaz, ni pétrole. Mais il s’est avéré qu’il n’était pas un si mauvais guide puisque nous avons découvert du gaz en mer. Alors, je crois que nous allons prendre le gaz et nous passer du nucléaire” a en effet déclaré le Premier ministre israélien.Le 21 mars 2011 à 19:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

How Pokemon is Inspiring Citizen ScienceHow Pokemon is Inspiring Citizen Science

first_img Hydrologists have been piggybacking off the renewed popularity of Pokemon in the wake of the success of its mobile app (you all know the one I mean), to help learn more about how vast quantities of water move around in the United States.At issue, bizarrely, are tiny streams, the type you would step over without much thought if you were hiking across the countryside. These smaller bodies are important to understanding where water is and how it moves.“It is really unimpressive-looking in person,” Tamlin Pavelsky, a hydrologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill told NPR. “But if you think about the number of these streams there are across the country; it’s staggering.”There are, perhaps millions of such streams that run across the country. And looking at them gives us the best understanding and forecasting when we look at the water supply.“I started out looking at big rivers,” he adds. “But if I wanted to try to answer a lot of the questions that I had about big rivers I realized that I had to go back and look at the small streams to be able to answer them… For many processes, they actually dwarf something like the Mississippi in terms of their importance.”So where does Pokemon fit into this? Well, with the success of Pokemon Go there were suddenly millions of people walking around idling searching for Pocket Monsters to add to their collections. So hydrologists got clever, and partnered with NASA to help create a project that would help collect data for them. The project, part of the larger citizen science app CitSci, is called Stream Tracker. And it’s exactly what it says. Anyone who is able can help scientists track using GPS and other data, where streams are and whether they are flowing or dry or still frozen. All of this can be compiled together to create functional models for understanding what the US water supply is doing at any given point.So far, the team only has 80 volunteers, mostly in Colorado, Utah, Ohio, and Arizona, but they’re always accepting more folks to help gather data. Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Macau visitation grows 40 in JulyMacau visitation grows 40 in July

first_img Macau sees 20.6% increase in visitors in 1H19 but length of stay falling Load More Organizers reveal 1.2% increase in visitation to G2E Asia in 2019 The number of visitors arriving in Macau increased 4.0% year-on-year and 16.6% sequentially in July, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) this week. The aggregate number of arrivals totaled 19.8 million, up 7.4% year-on-year.The average length of stay of visitors in July increased 0.1 days year-on-year to 1.3 days, with overnight visitors and same-day visitors numbers growing 1.7% and 6.8% respectively. However, aggregated data from January to July this year shows that the average length of stay of visitors remained steady at 1.2 days year-on-year.Mainland Chinese led the upward trend in July with a hike of 7.6% year-on-year to more than 2.1 million visitors. Almost half of them travelled under the Individual Visit Scheme, an increase of 7% year-on-year. The number of Mainland visitors from January to July exceeded 13.8 million, up 12.3%.On the other hand, the number of visitors from the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan decreased 19.8%, 2.5% and 1.0% respectively year-on-year.Arrivals through the airport (282,232) continued to expand healthily in July with an increase of 14.3% year-on-year. However, the use of the local maritime facilities decreased annually 7.6%, with a fall of 10.7% for the same period in Outer Harbour arrivals. Border Gate arrivals increased 9.4% to over 1.5 million.center_img RelatedPosts Megawide cancels plans for casino development near Mactan-Cebu International Airportlast_img read more

Chemical Warfare Units to Leave AberdeenChemical Warfare Units to Leave Aberdeen

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A battalion responsible for handling chemical and biological hazards began its relocation from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Friday with a casing ceremony.Two companies of the 22nd CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) Battalion will be moving to Fort Bliss, Texas; one company will move to Fort Hood, Texas; and a fourth will go to Fort Stewart, Ga. A fifth company based at Fort Drum will remain at the New York post.In total, 266 soldiers will be relocating from Aberdeen by July 2017. The battalion has been based at the proving ground since World War II.The realignment to Forces Command installations is intended to improve support for maneuver forces, reported the Baltimore Sun.“Re-stationing the 22nd CBRN Battalion better enables our units to train with and support our Army divisions and ensures the 20th CBRNE [Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives] Command can provide the Department of the Army and combatant commanders with ready, reliable and globally responsive forces,” Brig. Gen. William King IV, commanding general of the 20th CBRNE, said in a statement.Each company under the 22nd Battalion is responsible for “technical escort,” which involves providing “advice, assessment, sampling, detection, verification, render-safe, packaging, and escort of chemical and biological devices or hazards, biological surveillance and limited consequence management support to military forces or civilian authorities,” said Maj. Ryan Donald, spokesperson for the 20th CBRNE Command.About 300 soldiers assigned to the 20th Command will remain at Aberdeen, Donald said.last_img read more

What is ahimsa meat Scientists create fatfree boneless meat from stem cellsWhat is ahimsa meat Scientists create fatfree boneless meat from stem cells

first_imgDNA’Ahimsa meat’ is the latest type of meat in the Indian market which researchers claim do not need the rearing and slaughter of animals. The meat, which was synthesised from stem cells, was created in Hyderabad in a joint effort by Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and National Research Centre on Meat (NRCM), reports The Times of India.The researchers said that the synthetic meat will look, taste and feel the same. Different types of meat can be produced, including chicken and mutton. They added that the nutritional content of the meat will be the same as the natural ones.However, this meat will be boneless and fat-free. By producing this type of meat, the scientists hope that there would be a reduction in the carbon footprint and they will contribute to animal welfare.The laboratories were given a budget of Rs 4.5 crore to develop the meat. Maneka Gandhi, a known animal rights activist, had asked to start producing synthetic meat on a commercial scale in five years.Humane Society of India, which is one of the top promoters of synthetic meat, claimed that the government’s investment in the project is the largest compared to any other country.What do international meat suppliers have to say?Peter Verstrate, the CEO of Dutch company Mosa Meat, told Labiotech that by moving towards synthetic meat, methane emissions would reduce. Along with this, 95 per cent of water spent on rearing the farm animals could be saved.”We have billions of animals that are being raised and are being eaten. If you can just reduce that 10 per cent, 20 per cent it would be massive on the environment, but we don’t expect that to be done within 10 years. The only thing that is now on our horizon is just stopping the growth of animal consumption. If we can just do that it will be a huge win,” said Daan Luining, the CTO of Meatable, cultured meat company in Denmark. Study suggests ultra-processed foods could increase risk of cancer Closecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:46Loaded: 0%0:03Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:44?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

TCS beats Infosys Wipro in attrition rates in June 2016 quarterTCS beats Infosys Wipro in attrition rates in June 2016 quarter

first_imgInfosys and Wipro have recorded a rise in attrition. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has beaten Infosys and Wipro, registering a consistent fall in attrition. TCS however posted a decline in its earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.Infosys registered an attrition of 21 percent, up around 3 percent sequentially, but the company also increased net addition of employees to 3006 for the June 2016 quarter. The net addition was up by 78 per cent, when compared to 661 in the previous quarter.To incentivise employees, Infosys re-launched the Employee Stock Option Programme after nearly a decade for the junior and mid-level management staff. ESOP shares are used as a corporate strategy to boost workers’ interest in the company’s performance.The company also noted that the attrition of high-skilled workers had been reduced during the last quarter.”We are really encouraged. We also track high performers’ attrition, which has come down. Earlier last quarter, it was 13.4 per cent and this quarter, it has come down to 11.2 per cent, so we are encouraged by that,” UB Pravin Rao, Infosys Chief Operating Officer said.Infosys had 1.97 lakh total employees for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.While Infosys showed an upward trend in net addition of employees month-on-month, it was opposite for Wipro during the June 2016 quarter. Wipro’s net addition stood at 951 employees, down 57.6 percent from the previous quarter’s net addition of 2248 employees.The Azim-Premji led company also saw a marginal rise of 0.4 percent month-on-month in IT services attrition, excluding BPS, for the April-June 2016 quarter.While the two IT companies saw a rise in voluntary attrition, TCS maintained a drop in attrition for the third consecutive quarter. This was one of its highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. India’s largest IT services exporter’s attrition fell to 13.3 percent for the quarter under review, compared to 15.5 percent in the quarter ended March 2016.”We remain focused on building a team of global professionals with diversity and multiple skill-sets and helping TCSers secure additional skills in new technologies. The process of onboarding this year’s campus trainees has also begun,” Ajoy Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Global Head, Human Resources, TCS said.TCS also reported the highest headcount of 3.6 lakh employees and an all time hike in women employees to 33 percent for the June 30, 2016 quarter.last_img read more

SoundCloud Revises Premier Contract in Response to CriticismSoundCloud Revises Premier Contract in Response to Criticism

first_imgAlso, along with stating a regular accounting period and a commitment to notify artists of any changes to the contract, the company has extended the artists’ right to challenge from six months to two years. The new contract passed the Verge’s sniff test as well.The post goes on to state that “this updated agreement does not change the way we already operate SoundCloud Premier today:• You retain all of the rights to your content• You receive a pro rata share of 55% of net revenue• You are paid for each calendar month within 45 days of the end of that month, regardless of how much you earn• You have the freedom to exit the program whenever you wish, and can always use any other platform alongside SoundCloud• As with any change to SoundCloud Terms of Use, you will be notified two weeks before we make any changes to this agreement so you can review the changes and agree to them.“SoundCloud is and will always be a creator-first platform,” the post concludes. “We’re committed to building industry-leading products and services for you to share, connect and grow your career. As part of that commitment, we’ll always take feedback and respond as quickly as we can to keep improving the platform for you.” In the wake of SoundCloud’s launch of its Premier platform earlier this month, the company came under criticism in an article published on the Verge Friday, which pointed out several restrictive elements in the contract around its payment dates and percentages, and particularly in that artists are asked to sign away their rights to sue SoundCloud. In a blog post titled “Clarifying the SoundCloud Premier agreement” published Monday, the company noted some updates to the contract.“As we’ve grown, we’ve also seen feedback that some language in the original program agreement was too broad, and we want to avoid any doubt around your rights and how we run the program,” the post reads in part. “Our team reviewed the agreement, and we’ve clarified or removed elements that may be unclear or not relevant to the open service we have now — this includes the removal of the outdated covenant not to sue language that was part of our previous invite-only agreement.” Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

NSW cleans up in Qantas tourism awardsNSW cleans up in Qantas tourism awards

first_imgA boost for NSW tourism came in the form of eleven wins at Qantas’ annual Australian Tourism Awards. From twenty six categories, NSW took home eleven gold, six silver and three bronze awards, dominating the competition which saw Queensland tourism pick up just a single prize. Top trophies for NSW included winners such as Jenolan Caves, Tri State Safaris, Newcastle Airport, Scone Motor Inn, Sydney Harbour YHA, Coffs Coast Aboriginal Discovery and the NSW Caravan, Camping, RV & Holiday Super Show. Tourism and Major Events Minister George Souris congratulated the state on its stellar performance. “This is an outstanding result for NSW, demonstrating excellence in our tourism industry and highlighting the top-quality operators who are leaders among their peers,” Mr Souris said. Queensland snared seven category wins in 2011 but this year were only acknowledged as having the top major tour operator, in the form of Fantasea Adventure Cruising. “It was a great result for tourism operators in the NSW’s North Coast and Hunter regions, winning a total of 13 honours between them, showing the tremendous variety and quality of tourism businesses across NSW,” Mr Souris said. The Northern Territory managed to secure ten awards from a total of twenty one categories at the ceremony in Cairns last Friday. Coffs Coast Aboriginal Discovery Outdoor Centre Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more

PHOENIX – Francisco Cantu said he joined the BordePHOENIX – Francisco Cantu said he joined the Borde

first_img PHOENIX – Francisco Cantu said he joined the Border Patrol at age 23 to get an on-the-ground education in international relations.Now 32, he says he didn’t expect his new memoir examining some of the agency’s uglier aspects would spark protests by far-left groups denouncing him for the enforcement work and forcing him to cancel some talks promoting “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border.”He said he agrees with much of the criticism from the left — even though it caught him off guard — and had expected most of the backlash to come from the right.Cantu told his detractors on Twitter: “To be clear: during my years as a BP agent, I was complicit in perpetuating institutional violence and flawed, deadly policy. My book is about acknowledging that, it’s about thinking through the ways we normalize violence and dehumanize migrants as individuals and as a society.”Cantu said he wrote the book to make sense of his time with the patrol.“Writing the book was a way to come to terms with what I had participated in, a job that made me normalize a certain amount of violence,” Cantu said. “I tried not to draw conclusions, but offer descriptions of what happened and a reflection of my state of mind.”Released last month by Riverhead Books, the memoir has collected positive reviews for its elegant prose about issues at the forefront of the nation’s conversation on immigration and other border issues.It braids together the history of the U.S.-Mexico boundary, Cantu’s experiences with the migrants encountered by day and the dreams that haunted him at night.Raised in Arizona’s borderlands as the only child of a Mexican-American woman, Cantu thought several years in the agency would provide real-world experience for a diplomatic or legal career after graduation from American University. He joined the Border Patrol even though his mother warned of possible consequences.“‘You can’t exist within a system for that long without being implicated,’” he recalled her saying.Cantu worked for the agency from 2008-2012 trekking through the Arizona, New Mexico and Texas deserts. He encountered desperate migrants abandoned by traffickers in the desert, moved to bandage a woman’s blistered feet and buy a man dinner at McDonald’s.He also spent countless, monotonous hours gathering intelligence at a listening post about sinister figures who lurked in the shadows and closely monitored the movements of Border Patrol agents.When Cantu joined the force, he had “an idea about changing the system from the inside or bringing some good to it” but found the system “designed to break you down and rebuild you into an enforcement agent.”He wrote that agents’ behaviour depended “on what kind of agent you are” when fleeing migrants leave supplies behind.“It’s true that we slash their bottles and drain their water into the dry earth, that we dump their backpacks and pile their food and clothes to be crushed and pissed on and stepped over, strewn across the desert and set ablaze,” he wrote.That passage was cited by some of his Hispanic detractors when they protested his book and recounted their own stories about relatives immigrating to the U.S.Cantu acknowledged that resentment — even though many agents are Mexican-Americans who grew up near the border.Latinos were among activists who disrupted his reading at BookPeople in Austin, Texas’ largest independent bookstore. Protest organizer Defend Our Hoodz called Cantu a “vendido,” meaning sellout. The group did not respond to written questions.Insults by another group of immigrant rights activists calling Cantu a “hipster Border-Pig” prompted him to cancel talks at San Francisco and Oakland bookstores a week later. He signed books instead.He’s scheduled to appear this weekend at the Tucson Festival of Books.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials haven’t said anything about the book.“It’s just one person’s opinion,” Border Patrol spokesman Chris Sullivan said.After leaving the patrol, Cantu was a Fulbright scholar for a year documenting the lives of refugees who were refused asylum in the Netherlands.With his memoir as a proposed project, Cantu was accepted into the nonfiction master of fine arts program at the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2014. The winner of a 2017 Whiting Award for emerging writers, he has also published essays and translations. by Anita Snow, The Associated Press Posted Mar 9, 2018 12:39 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 9, 2018 at 4:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2010 file photo an American flag flutters in the wind on a nearby resident’s home near a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle near where agent Brian Terry was killed, northwest of Nogales, Ariz. Francisco Cantu said he joined the Border Patrol at age 23 to get an on-the-ground education in international relations. Now 32, he says he didn’t expect his new memoir examining some of the agency’s uglier aspects would spark protests by far-left groups denouncing him for the work and forcing him to cancel some talks promoting the book. (Greg Bryan /Arizona Daily Star via AP, File) center_img Memoir by former Border Patrol agent sparks debatelast_img read more

Adam Levine Behati Prinsloo share baby photoAdam Levine Behati Prinsloo share baby photo

first_imgAdam Levine, Behati Prinsloo share baby photo FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Adam Levine, left, and his wife Behati Prinsloo smile at a ceremony that honored him with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 singer Levine spent his first Father’s Day as a dad of two. Prinsloo shared a photo on Instagram of Levine holding their second daughter Gio Grace, who was born in February. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jun 19, 2018 12:21 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 19, 2018 at 1:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine spent his first Father’s Day as a dad of two.Supermodel Behati Prinsloo shared a photo on Instagram of the 39-year-old holding their second daughter, Gio Grace, who was born in February. Their first daughter, Dusty Rose, is nearly 2 years old.Prinsloo wrote the “girls are so lucky to call you dad and I’m so lucky to have you as a husband.”The 29-year-old also saluted her father.The couple married in July 2014.last_img read more

This is the last time that a chain of people haveThis is the last time that a chain of people have

first_img This is the last time that a chain of people have to move the bronze ingots up the foundry. With the new access ramp, the delivery truck will be able to pull up right next to the ingot storage area.[Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa] This new access ramp will lead up the furnace area.[Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa] November 5, 2004 Project coordinator for Foundry improvements, David Tollas, and a crew of workshoppers and volunteers, prepare a new access ramp to the bronze bell production area.[Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa]center_img The crew screed the surface of a retaining wall against the rocks that border the new access ramp. [from left] Workshopper Isabell Hankart, volunteer Bruno Larios and August 29. workshopper Angela Boyce.[Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa]last_img read more