Manipulative, lying, cheat: Mithali Raj’s manager lashes out at Harmanpreet Kaur

first_imgMithali Raj’s exclusion from the Indian squad in the semi-final of Women’s World T20 against England shocked one and all and now her manager Annisha Gupta has directed harsh words at India captain Harmanpreet Kaur.Mithali Raj had been in brilliant form — scoring two half centuries and winning two player-of-the-match awards in the two matches she batted in. Mithali had not played India’s final group match against Australia, which they won by a massive 48 runs, because she was unwell.Her omission on Friday though happened because the Indian team management and Harmanpreet wanted to stick with the “winning combination”.However, it turned out to be anything but that as India were bundled out for a mere 112 runs and England easily chased it down to win the match by eight wickets and set up a final against Australia.Fans had taken to social media to raise serious questions on the thought process behind the move but Mithali’s manager Annisha had bitter words to throw at Harmanpreet.”Unfortunately @BCCIWomen believes in politics not sport. After witnessing what @M_Raj03 ‘s experience could do in IndvIre it’s shocking that they went with what pleases @ImHarmanpreet -a manipulative, lying, immature, undeserving captain,” Annisha tweeted.In another tweeted, she labelled Harmanpreet as “manipulative, lying, cheat”.India vs England, Women’s World T20 Semis: Highlights | ReportHowever, Annisha’s account on Twitter by the handle ‘@annishasays’ has now been deleted.Annisha though confirmed to ESPNCricinfo that the tweets had been done by her and shot words at the management once more by saying “now that the matches are being telecast, we can see who is performing and who is not”.advertisement”I’d like to say that I don’t know what is going on on the inside but, now that the matches are being telecast, we can see who is performing and who is not,” Annisha has been quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.”And we can see the kind of treatment that Mithali has received despite her brilliant performance and despite showing stability and consistency. The kind of treatment she has received is completely uncalled for and there is something deeper than we need to look at than just the statements that have been coming out.”There are statements coming out that they wanted to give younger cricketers a chance but you don’t drop your senior-most, most experienced players in a semi-final against a country like England. It goes beyond giving the youngsters a chance.”Harmanpreet, after the match, had said that she did not regret dropping Mithali from the team and she was proud of the way the girls played in the tournament.”Whatever we decided, we decided for the team. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, no regrets. I’m proud of the way my girls played through the tournament. This is a learning curve for us because we are a young team,” Harmanpreet said at the post match presentation ceremony.Annisha did accept that she was extremely angry and perhaps that’s why she tweeted the way she did but she stuck to saying “it comes from the right place”.”Maybe I was a little angry but I think it comes from the right place because I don’t stand for unfair treatment. The kind of favouritism that has been shown is very apparent. I think everybody can see the kind of favouritism that is being shown to certain members of the team.”Even former player Sanjay Manjrekar and various fans had said that India missed the experience of Mithali Raj on the big stage on Friday and on a slow pitch like that, having Mithali in the team would have been a big advantage.”It’s not a pitch where you can hit through the line and fetch boundaries. Mithali Raj would have been ideal on this pitch. Wrong move by India to drop Mithali,” Sanjay Manjrekar had tweeted.ALSO READ | Women’s World T20: Mithali’s exclusion raises questions after India’s semi-final lossAlso watch –last_img read more

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Brett Lee heaps praise on pacers Bumrah, Prasidh and Saini

first_imgFormer Australia speedster Brett Lee Monday heaped praise on death overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah as well as lanky speedsters, Prasidh Krishna and Navdeep Saini.Prasidh has only bagged two wickets so far in the ongoing IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but Lee said he was impressed with his and Saini’s pace.Saini has grabbed four wickets representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore,while India pace spearhead Bumrah has snapped up eight wicket wearing the colours of Mumbai Indians in IPL.Delhi pacer Saini had also been named as one of the four pacers who will assisst the Indian team in their World Cup preparation as net bowlers.”The are many. Jasprit Bumrah, to me, has been a class act. He has got good pace and different action. Prasidh Krishna – he has been bowling at 145k or thereabouts in this IPL”, Lee said when asked for his views on the fast Indian men who had impressed him the most this IPL season.”Then Navdeep Saini – he is another promising fast bowler coming through. The pleasing thing about the current Indian fast bowlers is that they have got good pace,” noted Lee.The 42-year-old former pacer was present at an event to announce a Mumbai-specific tie-up between real estate developers Runwal Group and Cricket Australia.Lee, who grabbed 380 wickets in 221 One Dayers and was one of the best fast bowlers of his time, said that it was pleasing to see Indian bowlers touching the 145K mark on the speed gun.advertisement”As media commentators, now that we are into your side of the fence, we fell into a trap by saying that 130k or 135k is good pace. We all now know that 130k or 135k is not good pace. I would say it’s slow or medium pace,” Lee remarked.”What is good pace is over 145k. And finally we have seen some Indian bowlers touching that 145k barrier. This should be exciting for Indian cricket. If you can bowl 135k doing it both ways, you are a different style of bowler. I am talking about pure fast bowling.”They (Prasidh and Saini) have nice actions. Our idea (through the tie-up) is to take a a young fast bowler with a nice action, hone his skills and make him a faster bowler.”I do believe that these bowlers can go quicker by fine-turning their approach, their action and follow through, he elaborated.”Everyone, that I have seen throughout this Indian Premier League, is really good. Certainly the fast bowlers have impressed me, Prasidh Krishna, I think he has got it. (Navdeep) Saini is another guy who’s got it.”I think India is in pretty good hands at the moment and I reckon the chance will be very very good (in the World Cup) because they have got a good bowling attack,” Lee said in an indirect reference to the upcoming World Cup.Also Read | Brett Lee wants more conducive pitches for fast bowlers in IndiaAlso Read | Losing wickets in clumps cost us: RR captain Ajinkya Rahane after KXIP lossAlso Read | 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadAlso Watch | India name 15-man squad for 2019 Cricket World Cuplast_img read more

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Peru star goes AWOL after crazy World Cup celebration

first_imgWTF Peru star returns to Sao Paulo two days late after wild World Cup celebrations! Daniel Edwards 01:22 11/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Cueva São Paulo Corinthians Brasileirão 05112016 Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images WTF São Paulo São Paulo v Botafogo Botafogo Serie A The playmaker was absent for both Friday and Saturday training after the euphoria of making Russia, but he found his club in a forgiving mood Peru star Christian Cueva was left with some explaining to do after going AWOL for two days following his nation’s historic World Cup qualification. Sao Paulo playmaker Cueva was a key part of the Peru team that clinched a place in Russia with a play-off victory over New Zealand this week. It is the first time since 1982 that the Inca will be at a finals, and the euphoria in the country was such that the following day was declared a national holiday by the government.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And it appears that Cueva carried on celebrating well past that holiday, as he missed two days of training at Sao Paulo. Thankfully president Carlos Alberto de Barros e Silva was in an understanding mood and refused to condemn his charge’s indiscretion. “He had just been through one of the greatest moments in Peruvian football history. After 36 years Peru are back at the World Cup,” the chief said at the weekend. “The president called a national holiday over there. There was a completely natural celebration. I don’t know whether he will play or not, that is the coach’s decision. “The justification is that he arrived after yesterday’s training. We are not discussing a fine.” Despite missing practice on both Friday and Saturday, and possibly feeling a little the worse for wear, Cueva eventually made an appearance for Sao Paulo, playing 30 minutes of the Brazilians’ 0-0 draw against Botafogo.last_img read more

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Alabama LB Terrell Lewis Says He’s ‘100-Percent’ After 2 Seasons Missed To Injury

first_imgTerrell Lewis celebrates a big play during Alabama vs. Georgia in the national championship.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Terrell Lewis #24 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to an interception during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Terrell Lewis has the talent to be the next game-breaking edge rusher out of Alabama. His health hasn’t cooperated to this point in his college career.In the 2017 season opener against Florida State, Lewis suffered what proved to be a season-ending elbow injury. He needed surgery to repair a ligament, which cost him the remainder of that season.After recovering from that setback, Lewis tore an ACL in the summer of 2018, costing him all of last season. He missed this spring as he finished his recovery.Now, just over a week away from the season opener against Duke, Lewis is finally back to where he wants to be, and is working to break into the Alabama rotation at linebacker.From AL.com:“I’m 100 percent, I would say,” Lewis said. “There’s nothing that’s holding me back from doing anything. I feel real good now. … As far as the spring, strength-wise, I wasn’t where I wanted to be as far as being able to hold the point of attack and go against 300-pound linemen. But now, staying focused with rehab and stuff like that got me right. And getting stronger and then just getting more comfortable with being back on the field, that helped me a lot.”His ability is starting to flash in a major way at Crimson Tide practice as well. The AL.com piece describes a drill in which Lewis made offensive tackle Tommy Brown, a current backup for the Tide and a class of 2018 four-star player, look pretty bad. Saban was just yards away observing, and had some nice things to say about how Lewis has fought back from injury.“He’s worked hard all summer,” Tide coach Nick Saban said in early August. “We keep these Catapult (GPS tracking) numbers on guys in terms of what their explosive movements are and how much they can duplicate it, and he’s back to a level higher than he was before he got hurt two years ago. So we’re really pleased with the work that he’s done and how he’s recovered.”Terrell Lewis should have plenty of opportunity to show off the five-star talent he brought to Tuscaloosa this fall. Hopefully, his body finally gives him that chance.[AL.com]last_img read more

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Old is gold: Chis Gayle, Harbhajan Singh star in first round of IPL 2019

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoSportsIPL 2019Gallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: IPL PhotoCaption: Chris Gayle of KXIP won the man-of-the-match award sa he lead with a 47-ball 79 against Rajasthan RoyalsSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: IPL PhotoCaption: Harbhajan Singh won the man-of-the-match award after dismissing Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de VilliersSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: IPL PhotoCaption: Imran Tahir also picked up 3 wickets in CSK’s opening match against Royal Challengers BangaloreSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: IPL PhotoCaption: Yuvraj Singh starred for Mumbai Indians and scored a 35-ball 53 against his former team DelhiSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: Chris GayleHarbhajan SinghImran TahirYuvraj SinghIPL 2019Source type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: Harbhajan Singh (38), Yuvraj Singh (37), Chris Gayle (39) and Imran Tahir (39) have been the star performers for their teams in the 2019 Indian Premier League so farSyndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c9a30d4822e71553608916_1487047_editCommentContent Publish date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 19:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDg1MjEiLCIxMjA2NTUwIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjE4MDQwNTIiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NTAifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Old is gold: Chis Gayle, Harbhajan Singh star in first round of IPL 2019App headline: Old is gold: Chis Gayle, Harbhajan Singh star in first round of IPL 2019last_img read more

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Bahrain Spirit Starts Charter for Bahrain LNG

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Teekay Bahrain Spirit, Teekay LNG’s first Floating Storage Unit (FSU), has been delivered to charterer Bahrain LNG.The vessel was delivered from the Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard at the end of August, before going on hire on September 19, 2018.The vessel will be used to support Bahrain LNG in providing an LNG receiving and regasification terminal in Bahrain.The project is 30% owned by Teekay LNG Partners (TGP) and is expected to commence commercial operation in early 2019. Aside to Teekay, the project is owned and operated through a joint venture, Bahrain LNG W.L.L., owned by Nogaholding (30%), Samsung (20%) and GIC (20%).The project is the first of its kind in the Middle East to be developed on a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme.It comprises an FSU, an offshore LNG receiving jetty and breakwater, an adjacent regasification platform, subsea gas pipelines from the platform to shore, an onshore gas receiving facility, and an onshore nitrogen production facility.The project will have a capacity of 800 million standard cubic feet per day and will be owned and operated under a twenty-year agreement commencing on July 15, 2018.Bahrain Spirit was ordered as part of a batch of six LNG carriers.Five of these 173,400 cubic meter M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) engine LNG newbuildings are under time-charter contracts with Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell).last_img read more

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon face economic hardship and food shortages – joint

“Syrian refugees are barely coping,” Amin Awad, Director of the Middle Eastern and North Africa bureau of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today. “They remain extremely vulnerable and dependent on aid from the international community. Without continued support, their situation would be appalling.” The study, conducted by UNHCR, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP) analyzes the situation of some 1.5 million Syrians living in Lebanon. It is the fourth of its kind and includes detailed data from visits to more than 4,500 Syrian refugee households in 26 districts throughout the country. The report found that families have exhausted their resources and are now taking on harmful or asset-depleting coping mechanisms just to survive. Since 2015, there has been a 12 per cent increase in the number of families who are moderately to severely food insecure. 71 per cent live below the poverty line and more than half of families have 5 or more people living together.AUDIO: Lisa Abou Khaled, UNHCR spokesperson in Lebanon, outlining the findings of the study. Yet, thanks to $1 billion in aid received as of November 2016, agencies were able to halt a sharper decline into poverty that was witnessed in 2014 and 2015. It also prevented further deterioration in health, education, shelter, water, hygiene, solid waste, and energy conditions. However, that $1billion is only half of the target request from a joint UN, government, and inter-agency appeal for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Lebanon is the second largest host to Syrian refugees after Turkey. Refugees live in some 2,125 communities and locations in urban and rural areas around the country, with 71 per cent living in residential buildings, 12 per cent in non-residential homes, and 17 per cent in informal settlements. The agencies also report that 42 per cent of households are experiencing one or more of the following: overcrowding, dangerous structural conditions and urgently needed repairs, and no toilet. read more

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Dwyane Wade ExWife Arrested Over Custody Dispute

In happier times, Dwayne and Siohvaughn Wade.Wade Wife Arrested – The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade has asked a Chicago judge to suspend his ex-wife’s right to visitation with their two children after a weekend incident that delayed the boys’ return to his custody and led to her arrest.Wade’s attorney, James Pritikin, filed an emergency motion and appeared in court Tuesday to have it heard, hours before the Heat guard was to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.A hearing was set for June 26, which would be the date of Game 7 if the Heat and Thunder extend the series to its limit.Wade told The Associated Press that his sons have been with him in Miami since about 6 a.m. Sunday — “That’s what mattered most to me, getting them here to be with me on Father’s Day,” he said — and that the incident has not adversely affected his play in the championship series.Siohvaughn Funches-Wade was charged with two counts of attempted child abduction, two counts of unlawful visitation interference and one count of resisting arrest, Cook County Sheriff’s spokesman Frank Bilecki told The AP on Tuesday. Another woman at the home at the time, Nadgee Alarcon, was charged with one count of resisting arrest, Bilecki said. All the charges are misdemeanors.Funches-Wade posted $10,000 bond on Monday, Bilecki said, and is due back in court in August. It was not known if she had an attorney.“Once again, S.L. has used our minor children as the proverbial pawns in this contentious dissolution of marriage action,” Wade wrote in the filing, using initials to protect identities but referring to his ex-wife. “This court must take action to protect our minor children from further exposure to the present environment S.L. creates while they are in her care and preventing S.L. from exercising her parenting time in a manner that is harmful to our children.”The couple was divorced in 2010. Wade was awarded custody of the boys in March 2011. His ex-wife’s appeal of that decision was denied in December, and the couple is scheduled to return to court in September in an attempt to complete financial terms of the divorce.“The minor children have been subjected to great deal of drama/trauma as a result of S.L.’s conduct,” the filing said.Dwyane Wade has asked a Chicago judge to suspend his ex-wife’s right to visitation with their two children after a weekend incident that delayed the boys’ return to his custody and led to her arrest.According to the filing, the two boys were to be picked up by Wade’s sister around noon Saturday so they could make a 3:05 p.m. flight from Chicago to Miami so they could be in South Florida for the entirety of Father’s Day.Wade’s sister got no response at the home, and after “several hours,” the sheriff’s office was called to send someone to the scene, according to the filing. It also said Funches-Wade attempted to leave the home without the children when one of the responding deputies tried taking her into custody. The boys, at that time, were with Alarcon inside the home, according to the filing.Wade eventually hired a private jet to bring his sons home early Sunday, and upon their arrival, his older son told him that Alarcon “smacked him on the head,” according to court records.Records show Funches-Wade was transferred to a hospital after the incident on Saturday. She told officers she was experiencing shortness of breath and thought she was having an asthma attack.Wade recently finished writing a book primarily about fatherhood and the custody fight for his sons. It will be released Sept. 4. read more

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Boarding school children dominate world of work because theyre not in front

Rather than spending hours each day commuting to and from school, boarders can pass the time doing “lovely things”. “Contextual recruitment basically says when you’re looking at someone’s grades who’s applied for a job … look at them in the context of the school they went to. You can easily do this, there’s software to help you as a company,”  Ms Greening told a social mobility conference in New York. “So if you get three Bs from Eton, you’re probably not as impressive as somebody who gets three Bs from the school in a part of the country where the school [wasn’t] doing well.”Research showed disadvantaged applicants were 50 per cent more likely to be hired after contextual recruitment than otherwise, Ms Greening added, according to the TES magazine. Justine Greening quit the cabinet in January after clashing with Theresa May Mr Reader’s comments come after the former Education Secretary said that companies should discriminate against job applicants from Eton because their grades are “not as impressive” as those achieved by candidates from struggling state schools.Justine Greening,  who quit the cabinet in January after clashing with Theresa May over a review into university tuition fees and support for grammar schools, said that applying “contextual recruitment” was a far better predictor of potential than grades alone. Justine Greening quit the cabinet in January after clashing with Theresa MayCredit:Geoff Pugh He said that many boarding schools restrict social media either through controlling WiFi or limiting the apps that pupils can use.Mr Reader told how his school has banned all mobile phones for pupils aged 13 to 14 as they are “not mature enough” for the technology.“We use to get an incident a week of something unpleasant for that age group but now we’ve had nothing,” he said. “We restrict alcohol and cigarettes as a society because they are addictive so why not restrict something as addictive as a mobile phone.” He says boarding school children spend less time “hunched” over a computer or television at home Mr Reader said that another benefit of a boarding school education is the “real face-to-face, social time” rather than pupils at day schools who are used to “virtual socializing” after school and at weekends. Boarding school children dominate the world of work because they do not spend time in their bedrooms in front of screens, a leading headmaster has said.Rather than spending hours “hunched” over a computer or television at home, boarding school pupils can spend their time pursuing their passions, according to Martin Reader, headmaster of the £37,000-a-year Cranleigh School in Surrey.Addressing headteachers at the Boarding School Association’s annual conference in Brighton on Tuesday, he said: “When people question why our schools dominate the nations’ sports, creative and performing arts, the professions and politics, it is because they have had time to do those things and time with experts to coach them.“Why sit in a car or on a train or a bus for 45 minutes twice a day, or in a bedroom by yourself hunched over homework or a screen?  “You could be spending those hours rehearsing for a play, having a band practice, spending more time mastering your musical instrument or your goal shooting technique, spending more hours perfecting that painting, debating or discussing politics or science or history – whatever is your passion.” Mr Reader, who is chair of the BSA, said that while social mobility is important, businesses must be left to “make their own decisions” about who they hire and this should not be “dictated” by MPs. “It is not for Government to tell businesses who is the right person for them at the end of the day,” he said. He says boarding school children spend less time “hunched” over a computer or television at homeCredit:Barry Diomede/Alamy Stock Photo He said that he expects sixth-formers to spend 15 hours per week on extra study outside of lessons, as well as extra curricular activities. read more

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Sandvik continues evolution of exploration drill range with the DE712

first_imgSandvik has released the newest addition to its range of DE700 series surface exploration drills. The DE712 is based on the established DE710 drill, including all the necessary safety, health and environmental requirements for CE certification. “This highly productive and reliable rig offers customers peace of mind with increased safety on an already proven design”, said the announcement. Key upgrades include the rig being CE marked – meeting all requirements of the EU; it is based on the highly valued Australian guideline MDG 15 for mobile machinery for use in mines and also the ISO standard EN791 – Safety of Drill Rigs; and it has an EU Stage III CARB/EPA Tier 3 diesel engine.The rig also has a ROPS-certified operator compartment, hydraulic operated left-hand and right-hand walkways; and an EDEEP process is in place – EMERST Design Evaluation for EME Procurement. Sandvik adds: “All of the attributes that have made the DE710 the drill of choice by many contractors around the globe have been maintained in this upgrade.” These include:Depth capacity of 1,126 m (3693 ft) NPull force of 9.3 t and feed force of 5.5 tA continuous torque of 475 Nm at 1,500 rpmCompact design allowing it to fit in a standard 40 ft containerGeorge Tophinke, Sandvik Mining’s Global Exploration Equipment Manager, said: “This rig has the right balance of world class design, high quality components and robust construction to minimise downtime and risk. It is based on the reliable DE710, which has sold nearly 500 units across the globe. There are new safety features in line with Sandvik’s ongoing focus on integrating environmental, health and safety solutions into our products.” Other additional safety features include lever guards to reduce risk of accidental operation, mast access package comprising of fall arrest system and mast platform, and alarm for jack leg operation. Rig access has been improved for easier maintenance and extra guards have been fitted for safer work environment.The DE712 features a more powerful engine with power rating of 142 kW (190 hp) at 2,200 rpm. High quality pumps and motors in independent open loop circuits, and larger hydraulic valves and piping provide high energy efficiency and precise control of critical drilling functions.last_img read more

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Byrnecut wins underground mining contract at WAFs Sanbrado gold project

first_imgWest African Resources has awarded the underground mining contract for the M1 South deposit at the Sanbrado gold project in Burkina Faso to Byrnecut.The contract, worth $110 million over five years, is Byrnecut’s second in the West African country.Mobilisation activities are expected to commence in December with portal establishment planned for March.Works under the contract include underground portal establishment for M1 South, decline and level development of 7 km, ore driving of 2 km and 200,000 t, stope production of 1.3 Mt, and raise drilling and cemented rock backfill.West African Managing Director Richard Hyde said: “The underground mining contract is a key operational contract for Sanbrado and its award follows the completion of a competitive tender process and extensive due diligence process examining safety, experience and capabilities.“We are very pleased to award the underground mining contract to Byrnecut who have a long history providing underground mining services globally and have current operating experience in West Africa.”Byrnecut Group Executive Chairman Steve Coughlan said: “We are looking forward to partnering with West African on the exciting Sanbrado gold project. This project will be our second site in Burkina Faso and fifth project we have operated in the West African region.”The M1 South underground will kick-off WAF’s mining development at Sanbrado, with the underground development accessing high-grade, free-milling gold mineralisation located directly beneath the proposed M1 South open pit at approximately 120m vertical.Concurrent mining of the M1 South open pit ore from surface and underground will accelerate cash-flow over the early years of the Sanbrado mine life, the company says.last_img read more

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Man whos sold newspapers in Dun Laoghaire for 40 years wins fight

first_img Share2962 Tweet Email2 Man who’s sold newspapers in Dun Laoghaire for 40 years wins fight to keep doing so The owners of the shopping centre wanted to ban George Davis’ stall. 30 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3318031 Friday 31 Mar 2017, 8:34 PM By Ray Managh Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre. Image: Google Maps DUN LAOGHAIRE NEWS vendor George Davis may sell newspapers at the entrance to the town’s main shopping centre for the rest of his life, a judge has declared.Judge Francis Comerford said Davis could operate on the tiled area between the public footpath and the side doors of the centre.The judge told barrister Mark O’Riordan Bl, counsel for Davis, that the centre’s owners Coltard were bound by way of a constructive trust which allowed Davis to continue his operation.Davis, of Hadleigh, Ballybride Road, Rathmichael, Dublin, had been resisting a bid by Coltard to have his mobile news stand banned from the entrance doors of the centre.He has been selling newspapers around the shopping centre and other areas of Dun Laoghaire for almost 40 years.Barrister Raymond Delahunt, who appeared with Baily Homan Smyth McVeigh solicitors, told the court Davis at best only had only a licence to sell papers that could be revoked at any time.Coltard claimed it had received a complaint from a shopping centre tenant about Davis’ trolley-type news stand attracting third parties, including cigarette smokers, congregating around it and causing an obstruction and potential fire risk.In court on Tuesday, Davis told the court about how one of his staff pin-pointed the whereabouts of double murderer Malcolm MacArthur before his arrest in 1982.He and Davis tipped off the gardaí that MacArthur was hiding somewhere in Dunlaoghaire.Gardai, led by Detective Sergeant John O’Mahony, who later became head of the Criminal Assets Bureau and is currently an Assistant Commissioner, set a trap for the killer and eventually traced him to and arrested him in the home of the then Attorney General Paddy Connolly who passed away in January last year.Read: A vendor who spent 40 years selling papers in Dun Laoghaire could be forced to wheel away >Read: Ireland’s first legit drone drop landed on a boat at the weekend >center_img Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre. 45,469 Views Image: Google Maps Mar 31st 2017, 8:34 PM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Immigration sweep set for LA this weekend San Diego unclear

first_img SAN DIEGO ( KUSI) – Though federal immigration authorities are expected to begin sweeps in Southern California this weekend as part of a nationwide push to arrest undocumented immigrants named in court-ordered deportation warrants, it was unclear Friday if the operation would extend into San Diego County.Lt. Shawn Takeuchi, spokesman for the San Diego Police Department, said officials at his agency had gotten no word of out-of-the-ordinary actions planned by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities in the city.“They do their thing, because they have their goals and priorities, which are different than ours,” Takeuchi said Friday.Takeuchi noted that even if they were aware of any such planned raids, personnel with his agency and other local law enforcement bodies are prohibited by state law — and, in the case of the SDPD, internal policy — from using their resources to aid in federal immigration enforcement.Officials with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department declined to disclose whether they had been told of any such immigration crackdown planned for upcoming days within their area of jurisdiction.“It would be inappropriate for the Sheriff’s Department to comment on operations conducted by other agencies,” said Lt. Justin White, media- relations director for the county agency.Likewise, ICE officials declined to confirm or deny news stories reporting that the sweep will begin Sunday in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami. None of the stories mentioned San Diego as being on the list.“Due to law enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, the agency will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations,” the federal agency asserted in a prepared statement. “As always, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.”Though ICE sought to keep its strategies for heightened enforcement under wraps, the Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement confirming the reported plans for an immigration sweep this weekend.“The department is aware of upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions beginning this Sunday, directed toward individuals who have been issued final deportation orders,” the LAPD stated. “These enforcement actions will include individuals residing in the Los Angeles region. The department is not participating or assisting in any of these enforcement actions.”About 140 people are being targeted in Southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported.In its statement, LAPD said its leadership had told members of the local Latino community that Los Angeles police officers would not be participating in the federal actions.“We are committed to protecting the public through meaningful relationship building and community partnerships,” the agency asserted.Before kicking off his reelection campaign, President Donald Trump tweeted Monday night that ICE agents “will begin deporting the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States … as fast as they come in.”Taking a stand against the president’s planned immigration sweep, California Gov. Gavin Newsom called the impetus for the proposed raids “cruel” and “misdirected” and said the prospect of their becoming reality was “creating unnecessary fear and anxiety.”Newsom said he wanted state residents to know “they have legal rights and protections, regardless of their immigration status.”“California is a place of refuge — that includes our schools, our courts and our hospitals and clinics,” the governor said. “We hold certain institutions sacred, and people should continue to access programs and services they need.” KUSI Newsroom, June 21, 2019 Immigration sweep set for LA this weekend, San Diego unclear KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 21, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Soy Growers Brief Congressional Staff on Soybeans Sustainability

first_imgAmerican Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman and Delaware farmer Richard Wilkins traveled to Washington this week to brief congressional staff on the basics of soybean production and how sustainability factors in to the decisions that soybean farmers make at each stage in the production process. Additionally, Wilkins spoke to the essential nature of biotechnology and how a more streamlined approvals process can help farmers be more sustainable. Both House and Senate staff brought thoughtful and informed questions, and many stayed after to speak with Wilkins about his operation, soybeans and sustainability. The briefings were funded by the United Soybean Board (USB).last_img

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Hatchet defendant gets 7 years

first_imgOne of two transient men implicated in a hatchet attack in northern Clark County in December was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison.Meanwhile, prosecutors said they didn’t have enough evidence against his codefendant, Andre D. Kennedy, to go forward to trial and dismissed attempted murder charges against him. The 85-month sentence for Mathew M. Michaelson, 28, also resolves two other pending cases: a second-degree assault conviction of a police officer in September and a burglary conviction relating to an ATM theft in December.Initially charged with first-degree attempted murder in connection to the hatchet attack, Michaelson pleaded guilty May 27 to first-degree burglary. The charge relates to how Michaelson went to the trailer home of Gary Mathis to confront him about statements that Mathis made to police, implicating Michaelson in a car theft, said Senior Deputy Prosecutor Alan Harvey.The morning of Dec. 14, Mathis called 911, reporting that two men had knocked at his door and then forcefully entered, attacking him with a small ax. He was rushed from his home in the 2500 block of Northeast 199th Street to a local hospital with lacerations and a concussion, according to court documents.last_img read more

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Hearsts Digital Division Partners with Pixazza to Enhance ECommerce Options

first_imgDavid Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, commented on the move to e-commerce at the Bloomberg Media Summit in March, “We have to be mindful when we look at something like the Net-A-Porter strategy. If you talk to the people at Net-A-Porter or the people at Gilt, they say they’re increasingly commerce companies moving into content, and I think what you’re going to find is content companies are going to move into commerce. It’s a service to the reader that they can just click…and be able to buy it.” Both technology and human tagging by product experts provide e-commerce options for users. The selected images are matched with similar products that are available for purchase from Hearst sponsors.Glidden Paint, seen on HouseBeautiful.com with other décor-related products, is the first product available through this campaign. Kristine Welker, chief revenue officer for Hearst Magazines Digital Media, says, “At this point, the technology is being tested extensively on Redbookmag.com and HouseBeautiful.com, and we are working to identify other partners to work with across our portfolio of sites.” Hearst Digital Media has partnered with Pixazza Inc., in hopes to enhance user engagement with interactive images that offer e-commerce options. The new initiative launches on Redbookmag.com and HouseBeautiful.com. Hearst will integrate Pixazza’s technology into its websites in advertisements, as well as select images. According to Pixazza’s website, the company assists in “use of images as real estate for brand advertising and e-commerce.” A press statement detailing the new partnership says, “When visitors browse these sites and scroll over various images, which may include anything from a swimsuit to a sofa, a card will appear with a selection of similar or complementary products. When the visitor clicks on a particular item, she is immediately able to make a purchase.”last_img read more

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Cardi B Travis Scott Skrillex More Artists To Help Launch New Las

first_img Facebook News Cardi B, Travis Scott, Skrillex, More Artists To Help Launch New Las Vegas Club https://twitter.com/Palms/status/1100861155424137216 Alicia Keys and Hozier are also set to play Palms’ Pearl Theater during Kaos’ opening weekend in AprilPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 27, 2019 – 2:22 pm Las Vegas’ Palms will celebrate the opening of its Kaos dayclub and nightclub on April 5–7 with performances at Kaos nightclub featuring Travis Scott and Skrillex on April 5 and Cardi B, G-Eazy and J Balvin on April 6, and with Kaskade and Vice on April 7 at Kaos dayclub.The Palms’ opening weekend also features solo performances at its Pearl Concert Theater by Alicia Keys, Needtobreathe and Hozier on April 5–7, respectively. Last month, Las Vegas Weekly described the Palms’ work in progress on the Kaos spaces, which take over areas previously filled by the pool and by the Rain nightclub. “The opening of Kaos will be the culminating moment for the repositioning of Palms’ renovation,” said General Manager Jon Gray. “We’ve … designed a next-level space that will change the club landscape across the globe.” Email Twitter Cardi B, Travis Scott, Skrillex Launch Kaos cardi-b-travis-scott-skrillex-more-artists-help-launch-new-las-vegas-club Variety has more information, as does the Palms Kaos website about this fun weekend in April surrounded by Kaos’ lavish but not-yet-revealed interiors. The full lineup continues to be fleshed out with further announcements to follow.Cardi B, Skrillex & More Gear Up For Las Vegas Residencies At KaosRead morelast_img read more

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George RR Martin goes full mad Targaryen over Game of Thrones rumors

first_img 2 Comments MSI Wind 6:20 George R.R. Martin has set the internet alight in more ways than one. Christopher Polk/NBC via Getty Images The internet is ablaze with Game of Thrones rage — and George R.R. Martin is adding his own to the storm.The writer of the epic fantasy series has taken to his blog a la Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network to address rumors he has been sitting on his long-awaited next books The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.”All of a sudden this crazy story about my finishing The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring years ago is popping up everywhere,” he wrote on May 13.He cleared that up quickly, though: “The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring are not finished. Dream is not even begun; I am not going to start writing volume seven until I finish volume six.” Game of Thrones Rumors 38 Photos Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5: Everybody hurts Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice He also addressed rumors that HBO and Game of Thrones TV series showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wanted him to delay the novels.”Why would I sit for years on completed novels? … Delaying makes no sense. Why would HBO want the books delayed? The books help create interest in the show, just as the show creates interest in the books.”There is no “deal” to hold back on the books.”Martin’s fifth and latest book in the series, A Dance with Dragons, was published in 2011. He’s since released a few prequels in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, but admitted finishing The Winds of Winter has been a bit of a struggle.Game of Thrones the TV series is currently sitting on a pyre in the seven kingdoms of the internet following a mixed response to the events in episode 5 of the final season, aired Sunday on HBO. A clinical psychologist analysed why the character arc of Daenerys Targaryen did not go down well, a fate which apparently many a subtle detail had foreshadowed in previous seasons. A record number of viewers took in the spectacle of the episode, which you can relive in our recap. Or not, depending on your own reaction to the episode. Review • MSI Wind Tags TV and Movies The 38 most gut-wrenching Game of Thrones deaths, rankedlast_img read more

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Trendy blogger Rajni Khaitans story to succeed and conquer her goals is

first_imgRajni Khaitan’s blogging journey started when one of her friends encouraged her to start it; she always had a thing for dressing-up & getting clicked. One fine day, they finally shot a few pictures near her friend’s place & after a lot of courage Rajni finally posted it on her blog & Instagram.Rajni has completed her degree in Graphic Designing, BA(AVFX), Jewellery Designing from Sawansukha Institute of Gemology & Jewellery Designing.Rajni Khaitan learnt the true meaning of independence after doing what her heart desired. She left her 9-5 job to become a full time blogger & since then there has been no looking back for her.Initially she worked as a graphic designer for 4 years & started blogging side by side. She managed early morning shoots before office hours & weekend shoots for her blogs.Choosing blogging as her career has truly been an amazing experience for Rajni. She is doing what she loves hence she loves what she does.Interestingly, the opportunity that Rajni has gotten, fits with her wider career goal. She gets to know about new products & brands; she also makes her followers aware of these brands through her social media channels.Also, she feels that blogging has become a great profession lately, something which people never thought about earlier. Rajni believes that there are many new ways to showcase one’s talent through blogging.Additionally, Rajni has her own Social Media Marketing co. by the name ‘Look At That Design’ which deals in creative designs & social media management of brands & startups. She is also hopeful to learn more about Jewellery & blogging field apart from that.As for Rajni, she is looking forward to explore more in coming time & be her best self! She is super excited to take up challenging opportunities!IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

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AL leaders themselves spill beans about convoy attack

first_img-Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) said on Wednesday Feni Awami League leader Azharul Haque spilled the beans on the attack on BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s motorcade, reports UNB.”The Feni district unit ruling party leader spilled the beans yesterday [Tuesday]. There’s now no doubt that Awami League MP Nizam Hazari is the mastermind of the incident. People also realised it earlier while now they [AL leaders] themselves are talking about it,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, he also said,”It’s now proved that Nizam Hazari carried out the attack on the BNP chairperson’s convoy as part of a plan made by the government high-ups. It’s not possible to keep the cat in the bag for a long time… It’ll surely come out of the bag.”Earlier on Tuesday, Azharul Haque, a member of the ruling party’s Feni district unit, said their party MP Nizam Uddin Hazari was behind the attack on BNP chairperson’ Khaleda Zia’s Cox’s Bazar-bound convoy last month.”The recant attack on BNP chairperson’s convoy was planned one. The vehicles of DBC, Channel i, Ekattor and Boishakhi TV, Prothom Alo and The Daily Star were damaged after targeting those selectively. Nizam Hazari did it with his cadres to take revenge for filing news reports against him,” he told a press conference at the National Press Club.On 28 October, some unruly youths attacked BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s convoy near Mohammad Ali Bazar in Feni Sadar on her way to Cox’s Bazar to visit Rohingya camps.The attackers damaged a good number of vehicles, including microbuses of Channel i, DBC, Ekattor, and Baishakhi Television, and beat several newsmen and leaders and activists of BNP who were coming with Khaleda Zia to Cox’s Bazar.Referring to Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s comment blaming BNP for the attack, Rizvi said whether Quader would not be ashamed of following Azharul’s assertion about the incident. “How the other Awami League leaders who also tried to shift the blame on BNP will hide their face now?”He also alleged that Nizam Hazari turned Feni into a sanctuary of terrorism with his cadres.last_img read more

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