Punjab tweaks bid process to curb illegal mining

first_imgThe Punjab government on Thursday decided to grant mining contracts through progressive bidding, in a move that is expected to boost government revenue and curb illegal mining.The decision on re-auction of mines through progressive bidding was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.“Following the decision, contractors of mines auctioned through reverse bidding process would be given their advance profit for the balance term of their contracts. A total of Rs.11 crore is expected to be paid out for this purpose,” an official spokesperson said.The Cabinet also approved a new legislation that makes fraudulent practices by financial establishments a non-bailable offence, inviting up to 10 years of imprisonment with provisions for attachment of property.The spokesperson said the Punjab Protection of Interests of Depositors’ (in Financial Establishments) Bill, 2018, has been brought in following several complaints of fraud received by the State government, the Reserve Bank of India and the Securities and Exchange Board of India.The Cabinet also approved the release of funds to private educational institutions under the Post-Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Castes to private educational institutions.last_img read more

Raje unveils welfare steps, extends milk scheme

first_imgRajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje unveiled a slew of welfare measures, including extension of the Annapurna milk scheme for schoolchildren, allocation of funds for new infrastructure and interest subsidy on farmers’ loans, after unfurling the national tricolour at the Independence Day function here on Wednesday.Addressing the gathering at Sawai Man Singh Stadium here, Ms. Raje said September would be celebrated as a “nutrition month”, when awareness about health and nutritional aspect of food would be spread in both urban and rural areas. The free milk distribution in schools for the students of Classes I to VIII along with the midday meals will be extended from three days to all days in the week.“Children registered in Anganwadi centres in the age group of 3 to 6 years, pregnant and lactating women and teenage girls will also be given milk for three days in a week. The State government will provide ₹100 crore for the plan, in addition to ₹203 crore for the Annapurna milk scheme,” Ms. Raje said.Ms. Raje, who is at present touring different parts of the State during her ‘Gaurav Yatra’ ahead of the State Assembly elections, called upon the people to extend cooperation to the State government for achieving the goals of development. “Our government has formulated schemes and programmes for public welfare. No aspect of development should be left out,” she said.New school buildingsThe Chief Minister said the State government would spend ₹775 crore on constructing 94 new school buildings and 7,080 additional classrooms in 2,400 schools. Besides, the District Employment Officers will function as the District Skill & Vocational Training Officers to improve employability of youths.last_img read more

BCCI plays down Harare controversy, says no cricketer involved

first_imgThe plush Meikles Hotel in Harare, where Indian team is staying during the ongoing tour of Zimbabwe, was the scene of a storm after Zimbabwe media reported that a member of the Indian cricket contingent had been arrested on rape charges. However, no Indian cricketer was ever arrested or even charged.ANURAG THAKUR CLARIFIES BCCI President Anurag Thakur too clarified after multiple reports also emerged in Indian media. “There is no truth in these allegations, there is no Indian cricketer or any match official involved in this. They have nothing to do with the incident and if any individual is involved who is not part of the BCCI or the team then we cannot comment on that. I just want to make it clear that BCCI employees or match officials or even the players have nothing to do with the incident”, said Thakur. (Also read: No Indian cricketer involved in Zimbabwe rape case, says Anurag Thakur) ACCUSED WILLING TO UNDERGO DNA TESTSources have told India Today that one of the two accused in question is associated to a sponsor for the ongoing series and that he was not even staying on the same floor as the Indian Cricket Team. The accused has also reportedly denied the incident & is willing to undergo a DNA test to prove his innocence. The Harare police meanwhile has produced the accused Indian national in court. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Charity Charamba confirmed the incident, “There are allegations of rape against an Indian national by a Zimbabwe woman,” she said.advertisement”As Police are bound by the law when such serious matters arise and we investigate. We have investigated and forwarded the case to the courts for determination and we wait for the outcome. He appeared in the court today.”‘WAS INVITED FOR DRINKS’According to reports in Zimbabwe media, the victim alleges that she was invited by Indians for drinks in their hotel room on Friday. She claims to have woken up later with bloodied clothing and alleges that she was drugged & abused. The Indian embassy in Harare too is keeping a close eye on the developments.”This is an unfortunate incident, however this is to clarify that no cricket team is involved in this incident. We are seeking consular access to these two persons who are detained & Embassy of India in Harare is following up with this case and will inform the government of India of the developments”, said R Masakui, the Indian Ambassador to Zimbabwe.The Men in Blue lost the 1st T20 match against Zimbabwe on Saturday. The final two T20s will be played on 20th & 22nd of June.last_img read more

Ministry Sensitizing Law Enforcers About Child Labour

first_imgThe Ministry of Labour and Social Security, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), has embarked on several initiatives, aimed at sensitizing law enforcers about the ongoing issue of child labour in Jamaica.Project Officer of ILO TACKLE in Jamaica, Nasolo Thompson,said many persons, including law enforcers, are not fully aware of the issue of child labour in Jamaica, and how it should be dealt with legally, hence the rationale behind the move.Mrs. Thompson was addressing a meeting involving stakeholders of the TACKLE Project, held recently at the Ministry’s North Street Office, in Kingston.“We are currently offering support to the Ministry to develop a national child labour policy. We have also conducted research among the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to determine what are their attitude and practices towards child labour. Based on the results from the research, we have developed a training manual to address some of the gaps indentified, which will be incorporated into the JCF’s training programme,” she said.Mrs. Thompson cited a research manual that was developed, in collaboration with the office of the Chief Justice, which outlines what child labour is, the national laws that apply, and case examples from other countries, demonstrating how it can be dealt with lawfully.“What we have come to realize is that judges and lawyers have their ethics that they are guided.by. So we are working to have a comprehensive child labour document that they can refer to, in the event of a case,” she explained.The TACKLE Project Officer said, in reality, the first responders of child labour must be identified, in order for a case to be brought before the court, from encounter through to resolution.“We are anticipating that the JCF, judges, lawyers, prosecutors, parole officers, court clerks, guidance counsellors, social workers, and teachers will have a greater understanding of the issue, because these people really make up the core of first responders in any given scenario,” Mrs. Thompson said.“We want people to be sensitized about child labour, so if a child is seen in a particular setting that looks like he or she is being exploited, then it should raise some red flags, and persons will be prompted to report such a case,” she emphasised.The TACKLE project, which is an initiative of the ILO, in collaboration with the Child Labour Unit (CLU) of the Ministry, seeks to address child labour through education, and is ongoing.To report cases of child labour, persons can contact the Child Labour Unit at 948-0098, or the Ministry at 922-9500-14.Contact: Jeneva Gordonlast_img read more

Selfexclusion Program Wont Work Say Researchers

first_img Researchers also recommended focusing on player card technology,which allows the VLT player to set spending limits and providesan account summary to track how much has been spent. A pilot program testing these concepts is expected to getunderway in the next two weeks. A copy of the self-exclusion research report is available on thewebsite at www.gamingcorp.ns.ca N.S. GAMING CORP./HEALTH PROMOTION–Self-exclusion Program Won’tWork, Say Researchers A self-exclusion program that relies on other people to identifyproblem gamblers who return to video lottery terminals (VLTs)will not work, an independent research firm has concluded. Research conducted by Focal Research Consultants Ltd., and fundedby the Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation, examined the concept of avoluntary self-exclusion program from January to May 2004. The main findings of Focal Research included: a VLT self-exclusion program that relies on identification by a third party (for example bar or retail staff) is not efficient or effective over the long term; and confidentiality of those enrolled in the self-exclusion program cannot be guaranteed. The research project was developed in partnership with the NovaScotia Gaming Corporation, the Office of Health Promotion and theAnnapolis Valley District Health Authority.last_img read more

Nature Reserve Protects Important Cape Breton Lands

first_imgThe province is protecting more than 24 hectares of natural habitat and valuable shoreline along Bras d’Or Lake. Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau announced the creation of the Mary Harper Nature Reserve today, Oct. 12. “I’m pleased that we are protecting a beautiful and important piece of our province,” said Mr. Belliveau. “I congratulate the Bras d’Or Preservation Nature Trust for their efforts to preserve this land and its wildlife for future generations.” The Mary Harper Nature Reserve lies between Highway 105 and Bras d’Or Lake, between Nyanza and Baddeck. It is named for the property owner who donated the land to the Bras d’Or Preservation Nature Trust in 1993. The trust requested it be designated as a nature preserve. “This is wonderful news,” said Grosvenor Blair of the Bras d’Or Preservation Nature Trust. “The designation of these lands as a provincial nature reserve is a very fitting tribute to Mary Harper and her love of Bras d’Or Lake.” A nature reserve is the highest form of legal protection that can be placed on conservation land. The land will continue to be owned by the trust. The 24.3 hectares of protected land brings Nova Scotia closer to meeting its goal to legally protect 12 per cent of its land by 2015. Consultation to choose which lands should be considered to meet the goal is ongoing. For more information, visit www.gov.ns.ca/nse/12percent .last_img read more

Frenchlanguage Services Continue to Improve

first_imgFrench-speaking Nova Scotians are benefitting from improved programs and services in health care and economic and cultural development, government announced today, Nov. 23. The 2011 Progress Report on French-language Services highlights advances in developing and delivering programs and services for the Acadian and francophone community in 2010-11. “Improving French-language services makes life better for Acadian and francophone families across the province,” said Graham Steele, Minister of Acadian Affairs. “We’ve consulted with Acadians and francophones from across Nova Scotia, and we appreciate their input.” Twenty-seven consultation and public engagement initiatives took place with the Acadian and francophone community in 2010-11. Topics ranged from the provincial budget to renewable energy, the use of C@P sites and the artistic and cultural industry in the province. Other examples of progress from the report include: developing guidelines for integrating French-language capacity into human resource planning and management implementing a phone-based interpretation service to provide health care professionals with access to qualified French-language interpreters collaborating with adult education partners to advance French-language literacy and essential skills in the Acadian and francophone community “Each year, provincial government improves its capacity to provide French-language services in the health care sector,” said Jacqueline Kenny, president of Réseau Santé – Nouvelle-Écosse. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the provincial government, district health authorities and the IWK Health Centre to build on current progress for the Acadian and francophone community.” Réseau Santé – Nouvelle-Écosse is a not-for-profit organization that brings together professionals and organizations in the health care industry with the Acadian and francophone community to improve access to French-language services. Tabled every year since 2007, the report summarizes programs and services offered by departments, offices and agencies in keeping with the French-language Services Act. English and French copies of the report are available at www.gov.ns.ca/acadien .last_img read more

Headon collision closes Alaska Highway

first_imgUPDATE – The RCMP have confirmed there was a head-on collision at around 8:30 involving a semi-truck and passenger vehicle with one person in each.The nature of the injuries to at least one person are considered life-threatening.Emergency services, Dawson Creek RCMP, Traffic Services and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service are at the scene.The cause of the crash is not known at the moment and the highway will be closed for the foreseeable future. The investigation is in the early stages and motorists are asked to monitor DriveBC.ca for updates to the road closure.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Alaska Highway is closed south of Taylor at the 230 road.Eyewitnesses say a collision between two vehicles has happened between the rest area and the chain up area at the top of the South Taylor Hill DriveBC.ca says there is no estimate on when the Highway will be open.CLOSED – #BCHwy97 south of #TaylorBC at the 230 road due to vehicle incident. Assessment in progress, no estimated time of opening. #DawsonCreek— DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) December 13, 2018For updates, visit www.drivebc.ca or watch this website.If you have any information to share, you can email news@moosefm.calast_img read more

Ban Kimoon calls for resumption of intraPalestinian dialogue on national unity

30 January 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all Palestinian parties to quickly resume dialogue for national unity after the announcement of a ceasefire in Gaza to end a civil conflict that has seen more than 40 people killed in Palestinian-on-Palestinian violence over the past month. Mr. Ban commended Egypt “for its continuing efforts to calm a volatile and worrying situation,” a statement issued by his spokesperson Michele Montas said. “He calls for all parties to abide by the terms of the ceasefire and to move quickly back to the process of national dialogue in the pursuit of national unity.”In a monthly update on the Middle East last week, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Ibrahim Gambari told the Security Council that the pendulum in the Occupied Palestinian Territory had swung between worsening civil conflict and renewed efforts to forge national unity, with factional tension reaching acute levels in mid-December and again in early January resulting in the deaths of 43 people.Deplorable incidents included the killing of three children as they were being taken to school, a shootout between gunmen at the Rafah terminal as Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh returned from a regional tour, and a siege on the home of an official in Gaza, killing the official and several others, he said. He added that internal violence had been accompanied by heightened and negative political rhetoric and threats, and the strengthening of factional forces. read more

AP Interview France warns of risk of war in cyberspace

PARIS – Cyberspace faces an approaching risk of “permanent war” between states and criminal or extremist organizations because of increasingly destructive hacking attacks, the head of the French government’s cybersecurity agency warned Thursday.In a wide-ranging interview in his office with The Associated Press, Guillaume Poupard lamented a lack of commonly agreed rules to govern cyberspace and said: “We must work collectively, not just with two or three Western countries, but on a global scale.”“With what we see today — attacks that are criminal, from states, often for espionage or fraud but also more and more for sabotage or destruction — we are getting closer, clearly, to a state of war, a state of war that could be more complicated, probably, than those we’ve known until now,” he said.His comments echoed testimony from the head of the U.S. National Security Agency, Adm. Michael Rogers, to the Senate Armed Services Committee on May 9. Rogers spoke of “cyber effects” being used by states “to maintain the initiative just short of war” and said: “‘Cyber war’ is not some future concept or cinematic spectacle, it is real and here to stay.”Poupard said “the most nightmare scenario, the point of view that Rogers expressed and which I share” would be “a sort of permanent war — between states, between states and other organizations, which can be criminal and terrorist organizations — where everyone will attack each other, without really knowing who did what. A sort of generalized chaos that could affect all of cyberspace.”Poupard is director general of the government cyber-defence agency known in France by its acronym, ANSSI. Its agents were immediately called to deal with the aftermath of a hack and massive document leak that hit the election campaign of President Emmanuel Macron just two days before his May 7 victory.Contrary to Rogers, who said the U.S. warned France of “Russian activity” before Macron’s win, Poupard didn’t point the finger at Russia. He told the AP that ANSSI’s investigation found no trace behind the Macron hack of the notorious hacking group APT28 — identified by the U.S. government as a Russian intelligence outfit and blamed for hacks of the U.S. election campaign, anti-doping agencies and other targets. The group also is known by other names, including “Fancy Bear.”Poupard described the Macron campaign hack as “not very technological” and said: “The attack was so generic and simple that it could have been practically anyone.”Without ruling out the possibility that a state might have been involved, he said the attack’s simplicity “means that we can imagine that it was a person who did this alone. They could be in any country.”“It really could be anyone. It could even be an isolated individual,” he said.Poupard contrasted the “Macron Leaks” hack with another far more sophisticated attack that took French broadcaster TV5 Monde off the air in 2015. There, “very specific tools were used to destroy the equipment” in the attack that “resembles a lot what we call collectively APT28,” he said.“To say ‘Macron Leaks’ was APT28, I’m absolutely incapable today of doing that,” he said. “I have absolutely no element to say whether it is true or false.”Rogers, the NSA director, said in his Senate Armed Services hearing that U.S. authorities gave their French counterparts “a heads-up” before the Macron documents leaked that: “‘We are watching the Russians. We are seeing them penetrate some of your infrastructure. Here is what we have seen. What can we do to try to assist?’”Poupard said Rogers’ comments left him perplexed and that the French had long been on alert about potential threats to their presidential election.“Why did Admiral Rogers say that, like that, at that time? It really surprised me. It really surprised my European allies. And to be totally frank, when I spoke about it to my NSA counterparts and asked why did he say that, they didn’t really know how to reply either,” he said. “Perhaps he went further than what he really wanted to say.”Still, Poupard said the attack highlighted the cyber-threat to democratic processes. “Unfortunately, we now know the reality that we are going to live with forever, probably,” he said.Poupard said France suffers “about 20” very serious attacks each year — “very serious means that they shouldn’t have happened and the impacts were very serious for the entire nation.”The attack on TV5 was a rare public example. In 2016, others targeted government administrations and big companies quoted on the benchmark French stock market index, the CAC-40, he said.Pointing fingers at suspected authors is fraught with risk, because sophisticated attackers can mask their activities with false trails, he said.“We suffered attacks that were attributed to China, that we think came from China. Among them, some came from China. China is big, I don’t know if it was the state, criminals,” he said. “What I am certain of is that among these attacks, some strangely resembled Chinese attacks but in fact didn’t come from China.”“If you start to accuse one country when in fact it was another country … we’ll get international chaos,” he said. “We’ll get what we all fear, which is to say a sort of permanent conflict where everyone is attacking everyone else.” AP Interview: France warns of risk of war in cyberspace by John Leicester, The Associated Press Posted Jun 1, 2017 8:59 am MDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The director general of the cyber defense agency known in France by its acronym, ANSSI, Guillaume Poupard, poses for a photographer during an interview with the Associated Press at his office in Paris, France, Thursday, June 1, 2017. The head of the French government’s cyber security agency that was called in to investigate the hack of President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign says they have found no trace of a notorious Russian hacking group behind the attack. (AP Photo/John Leicester) read more

Court lets US family try to get back Nazilooted masterpiece

Court lets US family try to get back Nazi-looted masterpiece SAN FRANCISCO – A California family can sue to get back a Camille Pissarro painting that the Nazis looted from their Jewish ancestor even though she accepted a settlement from the German government for the masterpiece, a U.S. appeals court said Monday.The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit by Lilly Cassirer’s great-grandchildren, David and Ava Cassirer, over the 1897 oil-on-canvas Paris street scene.Lilly Cassirer and her husband traded the painting for the exit visas that allowed them to flee Nazi Germany for England in 1939. The piece has been appraised at more than $30 million and has resided at Spain’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum since 1993.The court said the museum failed to establish that it did not know the painting was stolen and sent the lawsuit back to a lower court for further action.Thaddeus Stauber, an attorney for the museum’s manager, said he was confident its ownership of the painting would be confirmed by the lower court.The museum has argued that it has well-documented ownership rights to the painting, which was purchased in good faith.U.S. District Judge John F. Walter in Los Angeles determined two years ago that the artwork belongs to the museum under Spanish law but also concluded that Cassirer had no idea it still existed when she accepted payment for the painting in 1958.David Cassirer has said his family didn’t learn of the work’s existence until a friend of his late father saw it in a museum catalogue in 1999. Lilly Cassirer’s heirs filed a petition in Spain in 2001 and then a lawsuit in the U.S. in 2005 after that petition was denied.Sleuthing by both sides revealed that soon after Lilly Cassirer and her husband left Germany, the work — originally acquired by Lilly’s father-in-law from Pissarro’s art dealer — was sold to an anonymous German buyer.It eventually arrived in the United States and was subsequently bought and sold more than once before Baron Hans-Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, scion of Germany’s Thyssen steel empire and one of the 20th century’s most prominent art collectors, acquired it from New York gallery owner Stephen Hahn in 1976.Thyssen-Bornemisza, who died in 2002, gave the painting and the rest of his collection to the Spanish government in 1993, creating the museum that bears his name. by Sudhin Thanawala, The Associated Press Posted Jul 10, 2017 1:20 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE- This May 12, 2005 file photo shows an unidentified visitor viewing the Impressionist painting called “Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie” painted in 1897 by Camille Pissarro, on display in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. A Jewish woman’s acceptance of a settlement from the German government for the Pissarro painting looted from her by the Nazis did not bar her grandchildren from suing to try to get the masterpiece back, a U.S. federal appeals court said Monday, July 10, 2017. (AP Photo/ Mariana Eliano, File) read more

World must sustainably produce 70 per cent more food by midcentury –

“Over the next several decades, the world faces a grand challenge – and opportunity – at the intersection of food security, development and the environment,” said Andrew Steer, President of the World Resources Institute (WRI), which produced the report along with UN agencies and the World Bank. “To meet human needs, we must close the 70 per cent gap between the food we will need and the food available today. But, we must do so in a way that creates opportunities for the rural poor, limits clearing of forests, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture,” Dr. Steer said. The report, entitled “World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future,” finds that boosting crop and livestock productivity on existing agricultural land is critical to saving forests and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It cautions, however, that the world is unlikely to close the food gap through yield increases alone, which would have to greatly outpace previous advances to keep up. For that reason, it recommends reducing food loss and waste, reducing excessive demand for animal products and following other “climate-smart” guidelines. “From reducing food waste to improving agricultural practices, feeding a growing population requires working on several fronts at the same time,” said Juergen Voegele, World Bank Director for Agriculture and Environmental Services. “Applying the principles of climate smart agriculture across landscapes – that means crops, livestock, forests and fisheries – has the potential to sustainably increase food security, enhance resilience and reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint. Pursuing this approach is not a luxury, it’s an imperative.” The report also recommends achieving replacement-level fertility, a rate it says most of the world is nearing by educating girls, reducing child mortality and providing access to reproductive health services. Given currently-projected growth, however, sub-Saharan Africa will need to more than triple its crop production by 2050 to provide adequate food per capita. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) also contributed to the report, the final version of which will be released in mid-2014. read more

Metso successfully commissions IPCC system at Olkon iron ore complex in Russia

first_imgMetso has successfully put into trial operation a state-of-the-art, in-pit crushing and conveying system for the Olkon (Olenegorskiy GOK) iron ore mine in Russia. After a two-year construction period, the system is now operating at full speed and yielding significant benefits. Before the Metso solution, Olkon relied on a traditional crushing process with no in-pit facilities. Having an in-pit crushing and conveying process provides savings in the operating costs of truck fleets, prevents potential accidents and reduces CO2 emissions. Instead of hauling the blasted ore from the pit to the plant with trucks, the ore is crushed directly in the pit and conveyed onwards.“The successful start-up of the crushing and screening equipment and the belt conveyor in our mine gives many other mining companies reason to have confidence in the solution. In fact, we were the first company to implement such a system in Russia,” says Alexander Popov, General Director of Olkon. “This system is unique for Severstal, as well as for the entire mining industry in Russia and Europe. We have been working with Metso for many years and completed several successful projects. In-pit crushing and conveying has now been added to this list,” he continues.To achieve a world-class, in-pit system, Olkon was looking for a single supplier with enough knowledge to provide a complete in-the-pit solution. Metso’s expertise at Olkon covers both primary and secondary crushing as well as conveying, with a capacity of 1,200 t/h. “This project is the result of excellent cooperation between Olkon, their technical representative SPb Giproshakht and Metso. Metso mobilised cross-national teams to design and implement the crushing and conveying solution in the pit. Olkon placed their confidence in Metso for our process expertise and project implementation capabilities, as well as in our machines. In return, Metso has provided a showcase in-pit solution,” says Frédéric Barou, Senior Project Manager, Metso.The Metso system consists of an AF10-84 apron feeder, a Nordberg® C200 jaw crusher, an RF2448 mining screen, a Nordberg® HP800 cone crusher, conveyors as well as custom-made electrics and automation systems, all feed and support structures, and maintenance equipment. Metso also provided installation supervision, startup support and commissioning.Clever engineering and attention to detail bring additional benefits. The conveyors, part of Metso’s new Nordberg® NCHD mining range, are maintenance friendly and provide superb protection against the freezing temperatures. The hopper design features a notable buffer that reduces wear lining consumption. In addition, all components are controlled by a highly sophisticated, Metso-designed control system, which keeps the flow rate constant and optimises the load on the crusher. This enables improved energy consumption per tonne compared with uncontrolled crushing stations of the former generation.To maximise safety, the system includes a comprehensive set of access and maintenance platforms for all machinery. Metso also designed and installed guards and covers, mostly on the conveyors and crushing stations, which comply with the latest standards. Electrical features include a very safe maintenance mode with local control boxes, as well as lockable motor isolation switches that are appreciated in all industrial plants, providing increased safety for maintenance personnel.Located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle in Olenegorsk, Murmansk region, Olkon is the northernmost and one of the major Russian producers of iron ore concentrate. The mine employs 1,900 people, and its production capacity is around 4.4 Mt of product per year. Its owner, Severstal, is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated steel and mining companies.last_img read more

Krumbholz has 18 French girls for EURO 2016

French women’s NT coach Olivier Krumbholz announced a list of 18 players for the upcoming Women’s EHF EURO 2016 in Sweden. The team lead by Allison Pineau will face Netherlands, Poland and Germany at Preliminary Round – Group B in Kristianstad.Here is the French best 18 for December 2016:Goalkeepers: Laura GLAUSER (Metz), Amandine Leynaud (Vardar), Julie FOGGEA (Fleury)Left wings: Siraba DEMBELE (Rostov), Manon HOUETTE (Thüringer)Right wings: Amanda KOLCZYNSKI (Besançon), Laura FLIPPES (Metz)Line players: Béatrice EDWIGE (Metz), Laurisa LANDRE (Craiova), Astrid N’GOUAN (Brest)Left backs: Gnonsiane NIOMBLA (Bucarest), Tamara HORACEK (Metz)Playmakers: Estelle NZE MINKO (Siofok), Allison PINEAU (Brest), Grace ZAADI (Metz)Right backs: Camille AYGLON-SAURINA (Bucarest), Marie-Paule GNABOUYOU (Viborg), Alexandra LACRABERE (Vardar)Tournament in Sweden starts on December 4. ← Previous Story EHF Challenge Cup: Sporting Lisbon against RK Pelister Bitola for 1/4 finals Next Story → No stress evening for Telekom Veszprem against RK Gorenje read more

Yep Even Coby Has a New Tablet

first_imgWe all saw this one coming, right? We all knew that, amongst those 80 some tablets being unveiled at this year’s ces, there was bound to be a Coby model in there. The budget consumer electronics company has a long tradition of hopping aboard the latest tech trends, and in 2011, there are few technologies more trendy than the tablet.Actually, there are three new tablets from the company–all are part of its Kyros line. They all run Android 2.2 Froyo. Inside, there’s a Samsung manufactured 1GHz Cortex A8 processor. The Kyros tablets have MicroSDHC slots (expandable to 32GB), HDMI out, a 0.3MP front-facing camera, an internal mic, and built-in speakers.The models start at $199 and go up to $320. Coby plans to have them on shelves by March.last_img read more

Saying goodbye to 2016 What big changes will you make next year

first_img Nov 25th 2016, 11:00 AM http://jrnl.ie/3099352 By Nicky Ryan Friday 25 Nov 2016, 11:00 AM Short URL Share1 Tweet Email Saying goodbye to 2016: What big changes will you make next year? It’s been a tough one, so all hail 2017. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeTHERE’S NOW JUST more than a month to go until the jumble of celebrity deaths, political earthquakes, and global upheaval that has been 2016 comes to an end. After such a rollercoaster of a year, a positive 2017 would come as a relief. We took to the streets of Dublin to ask people what they are looking forward to in the New Year, and what big changes they see coming down the line. Reporting by Jennifer Ryan; video by Nicky Ryan (no relation).Read: Break-ups, career moves and kids – the science of making a BIG change > 34 Comments 7,086 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Médecins généralistes en grève le 11 mars

first_imgMédecins généralistes : en grève le 11 marsFrance – Les médecins généralistes libéraux sont appelés à la grève ce jeudi 11 mars. Les syndicaux, notamment MG France veulent dénoncer un “système de santé sans pilote et à la dérive” et réclament une augmentation du tarif de la consultation de 1 euro.MG France, l’Union généraliste, l’Union collégiale et le Syndicat national des jeunes médecins généralistes (SNJMG) “appellent l’ensemble des médecins généralistes à participer à la journée nationale de fermeture des cabinets le 11 mars”.À lire aussiLes syndicats de médecins libéraux réclament la consultation à 25 eurosIls justifient leur action par un nombre insuffisant de médecins de campagne, et évoquent une tarification injuste. D’après Claude Leicher, président de MG France : “On manque de plus en plus de médecins généralistes dans les campagnes. Si ça continue, ça sera bientôt dans les banlieues, puis dans les villes”.Pour ce qui est de la tarification, les syndicats réclament une consultation à 23 euros, au lieu de 22 actuellement. D’après Claude Leicher : “Ce n’est pas une question d’argent. Depuis 2004, la médecine générale est reconnue comme une spécialité. Toutes les autres disciplines qui ont été reconnues depuis comme telles, comme la gériatrie, ont eu des augmentations de tarif en conséquence. C’est donc une question d’équité”. Avec cette augmentation, la rémunération des généralistes s’alignerait sur celle des médecins des autres pays d’Europe, passant de 2,6 fois le salaire médian (soit 4.160 euros) à trois fois le salaire médian comme la moyenne européenne (soit 4.800 euros). Ils pourraient ainsi engager plus de personnel dans leur cabinet.Les médecins sont appelés à commencer leurs actions dès aujourd’hui, notamment en cessant de répondre aux appels téléphoniques après 19h. Une journée sans télétransmission des feuilles de soins est également prévue le 8 mars.Le 2 mars 2010 à 15:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Dalic not worried about players fitness

first_imgCroatia coach is not worried about his team’s fitness ahead of the World Cup final, according to FourFourTwo.Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic has said he’s not worried about his team’s physical condition as they prepare to face France in the World Cup final on Sunday.Croatia have played 120minutes on three separate occasions in these World Cup so far.They defeated England 2-1 after extra time thanks to goals from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic to advance to their first ever FIFA World Cup final.Euro 2020Euro 2020 Qualifiers Betting: 06/09/19 Stuart Heath – September 6, 2019 With the international break in full-swing, here at Ronaldo.com we are going to take a look at Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifiers match-betting odds.With a…“Everyone knows what’s at stake and the players know what it means to play in a World Cup final. I hope we can overcome the fatigue and everyone will be able to play but if not we’ve good substitutes who are ready to play so I’m not now worried,” Dalic told journalists.Twenty years since making their first appearance in a World Cup, Croatia will be hoping to win their first ever World Cup come Sunday when the face France at the Luzhniki stadium.Zlatko Dalic and his players have been outstanding so far at the World Cup winning all group games in a group that consisted of Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland.They also defeated Denmark and host nation Russia on penalties in the second-round and quarter-final respectively.last_img read more

San Diego County sheriffs deputy arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy was free on bail Thursday following his arrest by Riverside County authorities on suspicion of lewd acts with a child.Sam Thomas Knight, 40, was arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of lewd acts with a child and child molestation, according to Riverside County jail records. He was released the following day on $65,000 bail.Details of the alleged crimes were not immediately available.San Diego County sheriff’s officials said Knight has been placed on leave and relieved of his law-enforcement authority.The Sheriff’s Department was made aware of this investigation from the beginning and cooperated fully with the Riverside sheriff’s detectives,” San Diego sheriff’s officials said. “The sheriff’s department has no comment on Mr. Knights’ current arrest.”In 2014, Sheriff Bill Gore tried to fire Knight for using a banned chokehold on a handcuffed inmate in a county jail facility. Gore ultimately failed in his attempt to fire Knight for using improper force and for not reporting the incident because of a ruling by the County Civil Service Commision.The Commissioners ruled against Gore and allowed Deputy Knight to keep his job and also collect back-pay.It was a decision a San Diego Union-Tribune editorial board referred to as a “dereliction of duty” and that the commissioners forced the sheriff’s department to tolerate officer misconduct.As far as the child molestation arrest is concerned, the Sheriff’s Department released a statement that reads in part, “It is clear that Sheriff Gore felt that Mr. Knight should not be a sheriff’s deputy, and the sheriff’s department did everything possible to ensure that was in fact the case.”Knight is the second sheriff’s deputy to be arrested over the last month.On Feb. 22, Deputy Richard Fischer was arraigned in connection with 14 charges of sexual assault and sexual battery for crimes allegedly committed against women while he was on duty. FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News March 22, 2018 Posted: March 22, 2018 John Soderman Updated: 10:26 PM San Diego County sheriffs deputy arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child John Soderman, last_img read more