Street Food Festival

first_imgTravelers are welcomed to spice up their journeys at Plaza Premium Lounge in India. Located at New Delhi airport, Hyderabad airport and Ahmedabad airport, Plaza Premium Lounge presents Street Food Festival for travellers to indulge in delectable Indian flavors from all over the country at the airports. Guests visiting the place in Domestic Departures of Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi can sample Ragda Kachori, Tale Aloo ki chaat, and Misal Pav. When: Until August 14, 2019 Time: 11:00 AM- midnightVenue: Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhilast_img

Flynn flips Top Trump confidant pleads guilty now working with FBI

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Russia probe is burrowing deeper into U.S. President Donald Trump’s inner circle. Suddenly, a high-profile Trump confidant, perennial campaign sidekick and paramount national-security staffer is assisting police in the dig for incriminating details.Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser and top-level campaign aide, turned himself over to authorities and pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about two interactions with the Russian government.But that’s not the worst news for the White House.Flynn has announced he’s co-operating with the police investigation following a plea deal — the arrangement grants Flynn more lenient treatment in exchange for working with Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.“I am working to set things right,” Flynn said in a statement.“My guilty plea and agreement to co-operate with the special counsel’s office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country.”The terms of the deal mean Flynn will agree to testify and share information about others in exchange for lighter sentencing, now that he’s admitted to a crime that carries a maximum five-year sentence.The deal lets Flynn avoid charges on other alleged misdeeds of unregistered foreign lobbying, undeclared foreign income and unreported contacts with foreign officials, all of which carry potential multi-year sentences.One particular bit of news sent the stock market plunging, before it recovered later in the day: ABC News reported that Flynn has promised to testify against Trump.The news sent a political thunderclap through Washington, overshadowing major tax changes advancing through Congress, with a bill progressing through the Senate that would drastically cut corporate taxes.Yet there were still ripples of unconcealed glee in a capital where the administration is deeply detested.One Washington bar is offering $5 drinks to celebrate whenever someone is charged in Mueller’s Russia probe; it announced that Friday’s Michael Flynn happy hour special was to start at 4 p.m.The news was greeted with a yawn from the White House, at least in its public statements.A lawyer for the president said in a statement that Flynn had been a senior defence official in the Obama administration, only worked 25 days in the Trump administration and had lied to everyone.“Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn,” said the statement from Trump lawyer Ty Cobb.But in a sign of disquietude within the administration, White House staff kept a low profile Friday and cancelled one scheduled media appearance involving Trump and a visiting Libyan dignitary.The court documents hint at broader troubles ahead.They state that senior Trump staff were involved in the conversations that got Flynn convicted: phone calls placed to Russian officials, which he later lied about to police, resulting in the criminal charge.One such senior staff member, according to numerous published news reports, was Trump’s own son-in-law — current White House staffer Jared Kushner.The court documents say Flynn called a senior official at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort to discuss a planned phone call with Sergey Kislyak, who was then the Russian ambassador, and phoned again later to provide an update on the conversation. In that call with Kislyak, he persuaded the Russians not to retaliate against U.S. sanctions levelled by Barack Obama.In another case, Flynn, according to court documents, was directed by a “very senior member” of the incoming administration in December to try persuading other countries to stop a U.S.-backed resolution on Israeli settlements at the UN.Flynn has pleaded guilty to making numerous lies about those calls.His arrest left two unanswered questions: Why did Flynn and other administration members repeatedly make false statements about these conversations? And what was it that persuaded the Russians to lay off retaliatory measures?Administration foes say that information could lead to the one cardinal question at the heart of the Mueller probe, which is whether members of the Trump campaign committed crimes that assisted the Russian government in its attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election.Trump’s defenders say there’s no evidence of any of this. They suggest the Mueller probe is off chasing red herrings as four people have been charged so far and none of the crimes involve election collusion.Former campaign manager Paul Manafort and an assistant have been charged with financial crimes and making false statements to police, a foreign-policy adviser has pleaded guilty to lying and Flynn is the fourth defendant nabbed.One person weighing in Friday was James Comey.He was the former FBI director fired by the president while investigating the Flynn case. Comey tweeted a verse from the biblical book of Amos: “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.”Another party involved chose not to weigh in. Hillary Clinton refused to comment on a rather ironic turn of events, given that it was Flynn at last year’s Republican convention who helped popularize the campaign-rally chant of “Lock Her Up.”As he left a federal courthouse Friday, where he pleaded guilty, Flynn was greeted outside with heckles and a cardboard sign that offered a personal twist on that now-iconic campaign chant.The hecklers, and the sign, said: “Lock Him Up.”last_img read more

Moroccan Scientist Rachid Yazami Receives Arab Investor Award in Paris

Rabat – Morocco’s Rachid Yazami has added a new award to his repertoire. On Tuesday, September 17, the scientist received the Arab Investor Award in the “Green Application” category.The award is in recognition of the scientists’ research and inventions.The scientist received the award at a ceremony held at the UNESCO headquarters. The award is an initiative of the International Forum of Arab Investors (FIIA).A Fez native and world-renowned battery researcher, Yazami is well known for inventing the graphite anode that is still the number one electrode used in rechargeable lithium batteries.The batteries are used in laptops, cameras,  mobile phones, and other technological devices.Read Also: Moroccan Scientist Rachid Yazami: The Man Who Gave us Cell Phone PowerTalking to Morocco World News about the award, Yazami said, “It was kind of a surprise to me,  I did not expect it at all.”Referring to the awards ceremony at the UNESCO headquarters, he said: “It was a good surprise for me to see many Moroccans attended from several sectors, companies, industries, and entrepreneurs.”Innovation in the Arab worldHe told MWN, “More and more, the Arab world is starting to pay attention to  the inventors and the guys who are making innovations and taking some risk in technology and other areas.”Yazami added that the Arab world has a history of innovation, and that it is just starting to reignite that historic passion. “Little by little I feel that the Arab world is just waking up,” he said.An impressive careerThe award is one of the many prizes the scientist has won for his scientific achievements. In November 2018, the scientist received the Scientific Innovation Award as part of the Takreem 20018 initiative.Yazami also received the Charles Stark Draper award in 2014 from the Washington-based National Academy of Engineering in recognition for his work in developing reloadable lithium batteries more than 30 years ago.In 2014, King Mohammed VI honored Yazami with a decoration on Throne Day.Yazami graduated from the Moulay Rachid and Moulay Driss high schools in Fez. He then obtained his baccalaureate in mathematical sciences in 1971. After a year at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Yazami moved to the French city of Rouen where he joined preparatory classes for the grandes écoles, before enrolling at the Institut Polytechnique Grenoble (INP) in 1978.Yazami began his career at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CRNS) in France, where he later became the research director in 1998.The future for Morocco’s innovatorsTalking about his achievements, Yazami told MWN, “I am glad and very happy that I was given the opportunity to show that Morocco..that Moroccan people who studied in public schools can [come from] a very modest family and become a renowned and a recognized person. There is always hope.”He emphasized that young people should be ready to face the challenges of the 21st century. He added that education is the only means to face the changes and revolutions.“We have to educate our young generations to be ready to face all of these challenges,” including the climate crisis.The scientist concluded his statement, emphasizing that his career is a “love story” for his country, family, and for humanity. read more

Security Council ready to set up UN presence in Chad Central African

27 August 2007The Security Council said today it is ready to establish a United Nations-mandated, multidimensional presence in eastern Chad and north-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) to help protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian aid to thousands of people uprooted due to insecurity in the two countries and neighbouring Sudan. The Security Council said today it is ready to establish a United Nations-mandated, multidimensional presence in eastern Chad and north-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) to help protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian aid to thousands of people uprooted due to insecurity in the two countries and neighbouring Sudan. “The Security Council reiterates its concern about the prevailing insecurity along the borders between the Sudan, Chad and the Central African Republic and about the threat which this poses to the civilian population and the conduct of humanitarian operations,” according to a statement read out by Ambassador Pascal Gayama of the Republic of Congo, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month. The 15-member body expressed its readiness to authorize the force for a period of 12 months, taking into account a revised plan submitted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the position of the Governments of Chad and the CAR, which have both been beset by widespread population displacement because of clashes between rebels and Government forces. Mr. Ban has proposed that the European Union (EU) field a military force and the UN focus on training police and civilian areas such as human rights and the rule of law. The Council welcomed the readiness of the EU to consider the establishment of an operation in support of the UN presence, and requested the Secretary-General to keep it informed of preparations, including further details on its structure, modalities and force levels. According to the Secretary-General’s latest report on the situation in Chad and the CAR, the humanitarian situation “has shown no signs of improving” since February, with more than 400,000 refugees and IDPs as a result of the fighting and an estimated 700,000 others in host communities also affected. The Council has already authorized deployment of a 26,000-strong joint UN-African Union force (to be known as UNAMID) to suppress ongoing violence in Sudan’s volatile Darfur region, which has had a spillover effect on the region. read more

Alberta fails for years to monitor greenhouse gas reduction planauditor general

EDMONTON — Six years after Alberta announced targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions it has yet to present an effective plan or report on making it happen, the auditor general said Tuesday.“This is amazing,” Merwan Saher told reporters on a conference call.“We’re in 2014 and there hasn’t yet been a public report on the success or otherwise of the 2008 (greenhouse gas) reduction strategy.”He said responsibility lies with Environment Minister Robin Campbell and his predecessors.“Ministerial oversight has been lacking because good oversight would have insisted on there being good results reporting,” said Saher.Cutting greenhouse gas emissions has been a cornerstone pledge of the province as it battles critics both at home and abroad who accuse it and its energy industry of economic exploitation with little regard for the environment.In 2008, the province set specific emission reduction targets for 2020 and 2050.As part of the strategy, large polluters are required by law to reduce emissions intensity by 12%  and pay $15 per tonne for emissions that exceed that target.But Saher said the strategy stalled out of the starting gate and stayed there for four years, with no monitoring publicly reported between 2008 and 2012.In 2012, he said, when the government determined it would miss its 2020 targets, it drew up an implementation plan.Saher said that while the plan set targets, it used flawed data and lacked the information needed to effectively monitor progress.The plan was supposed to be reviewed last year, but that didn’t happen.In 2013, said Saher, the province set up a governance model for reviewing and revising its climate change strategy that includes working groups organized by key greenhouse-gas emitting sectors.The group’s work setting up timelines and targets is ongoing.But Saher said so far it has been hampered by patchwork administrative oversight and instances of meetings not taking place or being held, but with no written account of decisions taken.Campbell, in a statement, said the province can do better.“We agree the process used to decide on and evaluate actions to address climate change can be improved,” said Campbell.But Campbell said there has been success reporting on large greenhouse-gas emitters and in investing in clean technology projects.“To date those investments have totalled over $234 million into over 90 clean energy projects. Our actions on climate change are providing real results,” he said. Lack of monitoring is a theme throughout Saher’s report.Saher said the government’s annual reports are too fuzzy.They have long lists of what’s to be done, but little clarity on what has actually been carried out to meet specific goals.He said there are also yawning gaps in monitoring of private-health clinics to make sure taxpayers are getting value for money.Saher said taxpayers paid $23 million in 2012-13 for 50 clinics to perform minor surgeries, like fixing cataracts.But he said analysis of the clinics indicates Alberta Health Services needs to clarify who is in charge of monitoring performance, set up consistent benchmarks, and establish a formal follow-up procedure.NDP critic David Eggen said the underlying theme of the report is that the governing Tories can’t be trusted.“Albertans believe in protecting our air and our water,” he said in a statement. “Albertans want a public health care system that is closely monitored to ensure safety and quality. And Albertans want a government that ensures that they are clearly communicating their spending, their priorities and analyzing what’s working.” read more

Port trade unions say scheduled strike suspended

The one day token strike was to be carried out by unions attacked to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. Port trade unions announced today that they have suspended the strike that was scheduled to take place tomorrow.Port workers were to launch a strike yesterday against the cabinet approved deal with China on the Hambantota Port.

Volleyball preview Buckeyes season on the line in the Sweet 16 against

Senior setter Abby Fesl (12) sets the ball during a game against Penn State on Nov. 12 at St. John Arena. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Assistant News DirectorIt’s back to the Sweet 16 for the Ohio State women’s volleyball team for the second consecutive year – but if the Buckeyes want to advance any further in the NCAA tournament, they will have to make it past Big Ten rival, Wisconsin. The teams face off for the third time this season in the Sweet 16 match of the NCAA tournament, to be played in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday afternoon.The No. 3-seeded Badgers had given OSU trouble the season, sweeping the Buckeyes once at home and once in Madison, both during conference play. But OSU coach Geoff Carlston said records mean nothing when it’s time to step on the floor. “Everyone is 0-0 right now and everyone is — if you win, you move on and if you lose, you’re done,” he said. To get to this point in the tournament, Wisconsin has swept both Howard University and Washington State. The Badgers boast a dynamic offense composed of five hitters attacking at least .235 on the season and led by senior setter Lauren Carlini. For the Buckeyes, the team has knocked off Missouri State and most recently, won a five-set nail-biter against Kansas State on Dec. 3. Junior outside hitter Ashley Wenz said when the team was down, they looked to the upperclassmen for inspirational leadership. “Looking at our seniors, really seeing that they could see the end of the road and being able to play for them,” she said. “I think that’s what really brought our team together at the end of that last fifth set … realizing it’s bigger than yourself.” Wenz added that preparing for the upcoming match will be slightly easier because the Buckeyes are familiar with Wisconsin’s style of play. She said OSU will be focusing on perfecting the mental aspects of the match leading up to Friday.“We’re really working on the mental side of the game, staying focused and mentally sharp,” she said. “Physically, we know what we have to do, so just taking it up a notch.” Friday’s match conjures up a feeling of déjà vu from 2014. The Buckeyes and Badgers had both made it to the Sweet 16 match, but it was Wisconsin that pulled out the 3-2 victory and effectively ended OSU’s season, before losing to Penn State the following match. OSU led 2-1 in the match.Wisconsin has been a Big Ten powerhouse for the past few years, and Carlston said giving away easy points is something the Buckeyes cannot afford to do if the Buckeyes want to keep their season alive. “You can’t play average,” he said. “They’re a senior-driven team, and they have their leadership and they’ve played a hard schedule like all of us have had.” OSU is banking on its resume of experiences to have success over Wisconsin, which includes playing “in the fire” that is the Big Ten conference, as well coming out on top in exhausting five-sets matches. Carlston said his team has improved in their perseverance and level-headedness over the course of the season.“What (winning those five-set matches) says is our team is learning to play and has learned to play pretty well under pressure, and we’re going to need that on the road this weekend,” he said. The Buckeyes and Badgers go head-to-head at 2 p.m. on Friday in Madison. The match will be broadcasted on ESPNU. read more

The man behind the uniform

Former Ohio State lineman Charles Csuri was hesitant to go to New York City on Sept. 1, even though coach Jim Tressel pleaded for him to do so. Nike was unveiling its line of Pro Combat jerseys, and OSU’s uniforms were to resemble the ones worn by the 1942 squad, which Csuri was a part of, that brought the school its first national championship. In an attempt to distance itself from creating another stale marketing gimmick, Nike designed the uniforms to pay homage to the team members who traded their OSU uniforms for those of the Armed Forces during World War II. Csuri served as a corporal in the Army during the war, and Tressel wanted him at the event to speak at the press conference. Csuri reluctantly decided to attend the unveiling after his wife persuaded him. But at 88, getting around isn’t as easy for him as it once was, even though his dark hair and firm handshake belie his age. At the event, Csuri spoke to a crowd of media about his former teammates while standing next to a stagehand dressed in the uniform. Unknown to him, there was a bronze star on the helmet and gloves with his initials printed on them. When someone from Nike pointed the star out to Csuri as he was leaving the stage, he realized why Tressel was begging him to go. “I was surprised, flattered, honored and slightly embarrassed,” Csuri said of the decal. “It was nice.” Although Tressel kept that small tribute hidden from Csuri, he’s made no secret about his excitement to honor the 1942 team against Michigan on Saturday. “We’re looking forward to the fact that we’re honoring that 1942 team, which one could argue that that’s when a great part of our tradition began in Ohio State football,” Tressel said. “Not to mention the fact that what those men did once the season was over, they went and served in the ultimate way.” Few Buckeye football players have served their country better than Csuri. The son of Hungarian immigrants, Csuri was born in West Virginia and grew up in Cleveland as his family struggled to make ends meet during the Great Depression. “There were a lot of hungry people,” Csuri said. “People were in a survival mode and had low expectations.” During his youth, he developed an interest in football and art. He spent his weekday afternoons on the football field and his weekends riding the streetcar to the east side of Cleveland for art classes. Csuri began attending OSU in 1940 and, like his other teammates, he was just happy to get the chance to go to college. “We were all children of the Depression, so we had a different level of expectation,” Csuri said. “For most of us, it was just exciting to get a college degree.” At first, getting that degree seemed like a difficult task. He was a mediocre student by his own account, lagging behind others who went to better secondary schools and primarily spoke English (Hungarian was his first language). His interest in art waned as the economy offered little hope to art as a means of living. Instead, he aspired to become a machinist or cabinet-maker. He faced imposing odds on the football field as well. At 6-foot-1-inches and slightly more than 205 pounds, he said he was the smallest tackle in the Big Ten. But Csuri played beyond his small stature, winning the Big Ten’s Most Valuable Player award and being named an All-American in 1942. That year, he helped the Buckeyes to a 9-1 record and a national championship by clearing lanes for star running backs Les Horvath and Gene Fekete. But Csuri’s football career was put on hold when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. He spent a year at the Newark College of Engineering (now the New Jersey Institute of Technology) studying analytical geometry, calculus and physics, while training to become an officer. Csuri was sent into combat when the Army needed more troops and served as a forward observer with the 69th Infantry Division, helping to direct artillery fire. He entered at the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge and nearly left in a casket. At one point during the battle, the lines of communication between the front line and the artillery unit had been disconnected, and Csuri volunteered to take information back to Allied headquarters. In the snow-covered forest, he said, he ran across enemy lines, getting his helmet and belt pack shot off during the trek. “You do things like that when you’re very young,” Csuri said. “When you’re 20 to 21 years of age, you think you’re invincible in a way, or you can’t conceive of your being killed in some respects.” Csuri said he doesn’t remember much from that episode or the contents of the message he delivered. Nonetheless, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroism during the battle. Not long after receiving the medal, he tucked it away in a drawer, where it stayed for several years before his daughter discovered it. Before the 2010 season started, his daughter gave the medal to Tressel, who has it displayed in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. “It was good what I did, but what can I say?” Csuri said. “It’s one of those things that I did when I was very young, but I’ve long since forgotten about it.” After completing military service in 1946, Csuri returned to OSU and served as a team captain during his senior year. But he was ready to move on from football. Former OSU coach Paul Brown even recruited him to play professionally when he established the Cleveland Browns, but Csuri turned him down. “You realize that war isn’t a TV show or movie, it’s something very different,” Csuri said. “You’re just simply not prepared for it.” “When I came back, I didn’t have the psychological makeup to be as aggressive about things as I was before I went into the war,” Csuri said. “I had no desire to play professional football.” Instead, he rediscovered his interest in art, studying from renowned art professor Hoyt L. Sherman with classmate and future pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Csuri thrived as a student after years of academic mediocrity. He stayed at OSU and earned his master’s in art in 1948 before being hired by the school as an art professor. After several years of teaching drawing and painting to undergraduates, Csuri began studying computers in 1963, hoping to find ways to use technology to expand his artwork and use what he learned when he studied before deployment. “As I got into it and began to understand it, I saw the implications and I felt that it would have a profound effect upon the culture and the way that we communicate as a society,” Csuri said. “It was clear to me at the outset that this was going to go somewhere.” When Csuri began working with computers, there was only one computer on the OSU campus. It was larger than most classrooms and returned information on punch cards. Because there was no commercial software available at the time, Csuri — by then the school’s director of Computer Graphics Research — and a group of doctorate students had to invent everything they worked with, including the algorithms that would generate graphic images. Getting money from the National Science Foundation to study computer graphics wasn’t easy either, as Csuri had no scientific credentials. But after writing an effective research proposal, he was granted $100,000 by the foundation in 1969. From there, Csuri’s research was at the cutting edge of computer graphics. His work studying human movement and graphic simulations of different environments even received funding from the Navy. In 1981, he co-founded Cranston/Csuri Productions, which was one of only three computer animation production companies in the world. The company lasted seven years before folding as productions like Disney became involved in computer graphics. “The company turned out to be a kind of training ground for many of the people that went into the film industry on the West Coast early in the game on computer graphics,” Csuri said. Some of Csuri’s former students include Chris Wedge, who directed “Ice Age,” and Steve May, the vice president of Pixar Animation. While a professor emeritus in 2000, Csuri received the Sullivant Medal, the highest honor given by OSU. He’s someone who Tressel frequently cites as an example to his players of what it means to be a complete person. “He has an enduring humility that’s refreshing,” Tressel wrote about Csuri in his book The Winner’s Manual. “He cared so much about the teams he was on that he was willing to sacrifice for them. He embodies all of the fundamentals we’ve been talking about.” But as much as Tressel preaches to his players about being well-rounded human beings, Csuri is discouraged at the failure of many athletes to heed such advice. “I wish young people could realize that there is life after football,” Csuri said. “It’s a little disheartening to me that I talk to players and that almost every one of them thinks they’ll make it in the NFL. They won’t. And the ones that do make it will be there temporarily.” Only 12 members are still alive from the 1942 team, and some of them will be driven around on golf carts at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. All of them will probably be wearing jewelry as well. At an art function several years ago, Csuri’s wife spotted Tressel, who was wearing his 2002 National Championship ring. During their conversation, Tressel learned that the players from the 1942 team were never awarded championship rings and, within a few weeks, had personalized rings ordered for every living player from the team. But the unity among those players, more than any accolade or piece of jewelry, is what Csuri most treasures. “Of course you have to be proud of our record, but I think what was most meaningful to me was the kind of camaraderie we had,” Csuri said. “What’s nice about athletics is that there’s a quality of trust and confidence in one another that is rare. It’s something that’s very attractive to the players even after they leave college.” The rings, like the uniforms, are an overdue tribute to a legendary generation that’s getting smaller every day. read more

End of the line for free food and drink in first class

Another train user from Colchester, Essex, tweeted: “Great not.. is this really what Greater Anglia thinks of customers like me that used the 1st Class service at weekends and complimentary refreshments !”A Greater Anglia spokesperson said the service had been restricted, partly due to first class travel being much cheaper at weekends if booked in advance.The spokesperson added: “We have reviewed our first class product offer and made some changes.”Unfortunately we found that the system of offering complimentary refreshments was being abused at weekends and it no longer was commercially viable.”However, complimentary refreshments are still available to first class season tickets holders on the weekend and to all first class customers on weekdays.”For non-season ticket holders, we have partially changed the offer. Complimentary refreshments are no longer available at weekends, however a wider range of drinks and snacks are available to purchase from the café bar on board.” “I am not aware of the service having been abused. It is just penny pinching.” A train company has canned first class upgrade deals, accusing customers of “abusing” the £10 offer of greater legroom  – and more importantly, limitless complimentary food and drink. Greater Anglia previously allowed first class ticket holders to have unlimited tea, coffee, water, fruit juice, biscuits and crisps. It has now discontinued the service, saying it is due to it “being abused” by passengers, making it “no longer commercially viable”.First class season ticket holders will still be allowed to have free food and drink, but those with one-off tickets will not.Customers during the week are still able to enjoy the perk when they show their tickets in the buffet carriage.While they did not disclose how much the average passenger ate and drank, they say it was too expensive to carry on as weekend First Class tickets are so much cheaper on average.Other rail companies, including Virgin, LNER, CrossCountry, Great Western and Grand Central still offer the complimentary snacks and drinks.One passenger from Ipswich, Suffolk, who asked not be named said: “It is a case of Greater Anglia trying to make even more money out of us.”The train service is pretty bad and the free refreshments were a small way of helping to make up for it. 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

Sandvik launches new hybrid tools for longwall and continuous mining applications

first_imgThe new and innovative hybrid tools from Sandvik Mining are, the company says, “the industry’s most versatile cutting tool, providing both smooth cutting efficiency and durability in conditions ranging from soft rock to the harshest of environments.” The new hybrid design offer a blend of the efficient cutting characteristics of Sandvik’s patented cap designs, combined with the durability and long life of an insert style tip. This eliminates the need to stop and change tools when conditions change, saving time and money. These hybrid tools are robust, but they feature an optimised profile for speed and productivity. Their unique design offers a tool with an efficient “slim” profile but outlasts larger tools with wide, blunt designs, enabling higher production rates and increased revenue, the company reports.The tapered lower portion provides added strength and stability precisely where it’s needed, minimising the risk of breakage. This amounts to significantly fewer interruptions for maintenance and, as a result, more time spent producing.“Our hybrid tips have also been designed with safety in mind, they contribute significantly to improving our customers working conditions. This is achieved via our Low Energy Profile tip that penetrates better andgenerates less dust. Thanks to the robust design less time is spent changing tools and reducing human exposure to the working face. This coupled with increased up-time, higher productivity and the ability to work in a variety of conditions means lower cost per tonne at the end of the day”, explains Mark Salter, Product Line Support Manager Mineral Ground Tools.The new Sandvik hybrid tools come in a variety of sizes that range from 30 mm shank to 43 mm for longwall applications. Hybrid cemented carbide tips include widths from 18 mm to 25 mm.last_img read more

Kentin Mahe joins HSV Hamburg in the 20142015 season

gummersbachHamburgHSV HamburgKentin Mahemahe Young French prospect Kentin Mahe, who is currently playing for VfL Gummersbach at the position of midback will be joining giants HSV Hamburg in the season 2014/2015. The player is currently injured, and will be out for at least 3 more months, unable to help Gummersbach in what seems a season where they’ll fight against relegation. The player is considered one of the biggest French talents, and joined Gummersbach on 01.07.2011. ← Previous Story Begona Fernandez joins Vardar SCBT, Mangue’s fate still unknown Next Story → World Championship Spain 2013: Venues

Rescued puppies will need homespotential owners asked to register

first_imgTHE DSPCA HAS said that up to 50 puppies rescued yesterday afternoon will be looking for new homes shortly but not until the Gardaí’s investigation is concluded.Spokesperson Gillian Bird said the dogs are still evidence in the case so will not be put up for adoption yet.However, potential owners looking to take in one of the pups can register their details with the DSPCA from today. The agency warned though that they would not be responding to applications until the criminal cases are concluded.Twenty-five Jack Russells and a number of cocker spaniels, springer spaniels, terriers, beagles and labradors were discovered by Gardaí after they stopped two cars in Coolock yesterday. It is believed the dogs were being trafficked from puppy farms within Ireland to the UK.The animals are aged between four weeks and 13 weeks.Bird said that several of the younger pups “should not have been taken from their mothers” and are receiving special care.The dogs have been moved to secure locations suitable for their size and are being cared for by the DSPCA. Many are being treated for medical conditions, including mange, earmites, fleas, eye infections and parasitic infections.last_img read more

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to be delayed until March

first_imgRIM‘s been struggling to catch up with Apple in the smartphone game, so a lot is riding on their debut tablet, the PlayBook… not only as a way to show that the company has what it takes in the evolved mobile landscape, but to roll-out their new, touchscreen-designed operating system, QNX.There’s a slim window for RIM here: while they’ve promised the PlayBook next year, they need to release it before the iPad 2 steals its thunder in April. Consequently, it’s been speculated that RIM would launch the PlayBook in January, shortly after CES… but it now looks like RIM will cut things a lot closer to that.During a recent earnings call, RIM executives made comments that suggested that the PlayBook had been delayed until March at the earliest. Depending on how close to the beginning of March RIM means here, that could mean that the PlayBook only enjoys a week or two window over the iPad 2… or could even launch at the same time.Something tells me that RIM does not want to compete with the hype for the iPad 2 by launching in the same window… if they’re talking this sort of delay, there must have been a very unexpected hiccup.Read more at Crunchgearlast_img read more

Nothing to separate Liverpool and Bayern as Champions League firstleg ends in

first_img Tuesday 19 Feb 2019, 9:52 PM Share4 Tweet Email An unbalanced Salah’s poor touch scuppered a promising Liverpool break early in the second half, before the lively Gnabry whistled an effort over the crossbar.The late flurry that might have been expected of Klopp’s men in a bid to establish a sought-after first-leg advantage ultimately never came, with Manuel Neuer’s smart low save from Mane’s deflected near-post header proving the most either goalkeeper had to do over a laboured final 30 minutes.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Short URL Mohamed Salah David Alaba battle for the ball. Image: Peter Byrne Mohamed Salah David Alaba battle for the ball. Subscribe Image: Peter Byrne https://the42.ie/4501887 center_img Nothing to separate Liverpool and Bayern as Champions League first-leg ends in stalemate Jurgen Klopp’s men could not find a breakthrough against the Bundesliga champions on Tuesday night. LIVERPOOL FAILED TO stamp their authority on a battling Bayern Munich as a 0-0 first-leg draw at Anfield left their Champions League last-16 tie in the balance.The Premier League side produced the more promising attacking moments against a circumspect opponent but are likely to need an away goal when the teams reconvene at Allianz Arena on March 13.Jurgen Klopp, robbed of Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren through suspension and injury, will at least be pleased with the way his back four navigated the rare instances of danger posed to them by the German champions.But the strange lack of cutting edge despite Roberto Firmino’s presence at the point of attack resulted in a first-leg draw that means a quarter-final berth is still very much up for grabs.Liverpool’s makeshift central-defensive pairing of Fabinho and Joel Matip survived a nervy start, with the latter relieved his miscued clearance of Serge Gnabry’s low cross came back off Alisson. Roberto Firmino and Thiago battle for possession at Anfield. Source: Nick PottsA muddled attempt at playing out then gifted an opportunity to Kingsley Coman, who fired into the side-netting.The hosts soon established superiority and Sadio Mane went close with a shot on the turn, while Mohamed Salah and Matip threatened amid a succession of half-chances. 15,786 Views By The42 Team Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 48 Comments Feb 19th 2019, 9:52 PM last_img read more

Sharp renonce à deux tablettes Galapagos

first_imgSharp renonce à deux tablettes GalapagosSharp a annoncé jeudi avoir décidé d’abandonner la production et la vente de deux de ses tablettes Galapagos. La firme japonaise les avaient lancées sur le marché nippon en décembre dernier, en tant que liseuses électroniques.Après l’abandon de la TouchPad par HP, c’est au tour de la firme japonaise Sharp de renoncer à ses tablettes tactiles. La société vient en effet d’annoncer l’abandon de deux modèles de sa gamme Galapagos : le 5,5 pouces et le 10,8 pouces. Et ce dès la fin du mois.À lire aussiPhénomène El Niño : des conséquences dramatiques sur les Galapagos ?Les tablettes avaient été lancées en décembre dernier. Uniquement commercialisées sur l’archipel nippon, elles étaient présentées par Sharp comme des liseuses électroniques. Une librairie numérique Galapagos avait été lancée pour accompagner la sortie des liseuses. D’après le Financial Times, la firme japonaise misait alors sur un million d’unités écoulées en 2011, mais environ 200.000 unités seulement auraient été vendues jusqu’à maintenant. Il ne s’agit toutefois que d’une estimation, Sharp refusant de publier ses chiffres de ventes.Si elle abandonne deux tablettes, la firme ne renonce toutefois pas totalement au marché, puisqu’elle continuera à proposer un autre modèle, cette fois de 7 pouces. Une tablette lancée le mois dernier avec l’opérateur japonais eAccess. Le 16 septembre 2011 à 18:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

LAustralie prête à accueillir la plus grande mine à ciel ouvert du

first_imgL’Australie prête à accueillir la plus grande mine à ciel ouvert du mondeLa plus grande mine à ciel ouvert du monde s’apprête à voir le jour en Australie. Le gouvernement vient en effet de donner son autorisation pour l’extension d’un site d’extraction d’uranium et de cuivre appartenant au groupe anglo-australien BHP-Billiton. Un site qui deviendra alors le plus vaste de la planète.Ce lundi 10 octobre, le gouvernement australien a donné son feu vert au groupe BHP-Billiton qui souhaite agrandir un site d’extraction d’uranium et de cuivre situé dans le sud du pays, rapporte l’AFP. Une extension qui deviendra la plus grande mine à ciel ouvert du monde. Le groupe anglo-australien entend la construire le long de sa mine souterraine déjà existante. À lire aussiRoi de l’imitation, cet oiseau-lyre peut reproduire le son d’un pistolet-laserCette autorisation sera soumise au respect de nombreuses conditions imposées par le ministère de l’Environnement. “Bien qu’ayant pris en considération l’impact économique et créateur d’emplois de ce projet, ma préoccupation a été la protection de l’environnement” a souligné le ministre Tony Burke. “Les conditions strictes que j’ai imposées garantissent sur le long terme la protection des milieux naturels, dont les espèces endémiques, les eaux souterraines et la flore” affirme-t-il.BHP-Billiton se voit notamment contraint de protéger autour de sa mine une zone de 140.000 hectares. Un lieu qu’il devra continuer à surveiller lorsque la mine fermera ses portes. Comme le promet le ministre de l’Environnement, “le groupe sera mis face à ses responsabilités s’il ne respecte pas strictement ces conditions”.Le 10 octobre 2011 à 14:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Toddler uninjured after being hit by truck in Oceanside

first_img Posted: August 23, 2019 Toddler uninjured after being hit by truck in Oceanside KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – A toddler narrowly escaped injury Friday after being hit by a truck at a home in Oceanside.The 2-year-old was airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital after being knocked over by the truck just before 8 a.m. It happened as a family member was backing out of the driveway in the 1400 block of Serene Road, according to the Oceanside Police Department.The child was later determined to be uninjured and was released from the hospital.“Thankfully, the child is fine,” Oceanside Police spokesman Tom Bussey said. “Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen something like this.”Bussey encouraged family members to look around for children before backing their vehicles out of the driveway. August 23, 2019last_img read more

Sony reportedly launches Marvelinspired studio to turn games into movies shows

first_img Turo Rylo See It Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $999 $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Sarah Tew/CNET $60 at Best Buy PlayStation Productions is reportedly tasked with adapting PlayStation games into films and TV shows. James Martin/CNET Taking a page from the Marvel playbook, Sony Interactive Entertainment is reportedly launching its own studio to take its video games to the movie and TV screen. PlayStation Productions is a new division of Sony Interactive Entertainment with the task of adapting PlayStation games into films and TV shows, The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday. Heading up the new studio will be Asad Qizilbash, who was vice president of marketing for Sony Interactive Entertainment of America, according to the report. Overseeing the studio will be Shawn Layden, chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, The Hollywood Reporter said.This is not the first time a game company has gotten involved with the production of movies based on its games. Both Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard created their own divisions dedicated to aiding in the adaption of their games, which ended up being Assassin’s Creed and Warcraft respectively. (Having the game creators involved in the production didn’t seem to help win over critics for both films.)The new PlayStation Productions will reportedly work with Sony Pictures for distribution of the new batch of movies and TV shows. There was no mention in the report on whether the Uncharted film, which is still in production, will continue with Sony Pictures or make the jump to PlayStation Productions. Sony didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but Qizilbash, in response to a tweet about the story, said “Looking forward to making quality, authentic content the PlayStation community will be proud of.” Best Buy TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. See at Amazon $999 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read the Rylo camera preview The Cheapskate null An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Tags Share your voice Read DJI Osmo Action preview Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $155 at Google Express Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $210 at Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 0 Read Google Home Hub review HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780)center_img Tags $999 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See it Read the AirPods review $520 at HP Sprint $299 at Amazon Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Activision Sony,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See at Turo TV and Movies Sarah Tew/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Post a comment Angela Lang/CNET See It $6 at Tidal Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Chris Monroe/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Boost Mobile $59 at eBay 0 Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Amazonlast_img read more

Students win admission test to return

first_imgKolkata: At the cost of V-C Suranjan Das and Pro V-C Pradip Ghosh announcing their resignation, the week-long impasse at Jadavpur University watered down on Tuesday, with the Executive Committee (EC) deciding to revert to holding admission tests for six Humanities subjects at the undergraduate level.Majority of the students of the varsity had been agitating for the last few days, with it escalating to a hunger-strike since July 6. The students, however, have refused to withdraw their strike completely, without getting a clear picture of the modalities of the EC’s decision. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedA senior official of JU said on Tuesday that a certain percentage of marks in Higher Secondary or equivalent examination and a certain percentage of marks in the admission test will be taken into account before preparing the final merit list for admission. Earlier in the day, five of the 20 students who were part of the hunger strike fell ill and had to be taken to a nearby private hospital for treatment. Hospital sources informed that their condition is now stable. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPIt may be mentioned that the V-C and Pro V-C had joined voices to urge the students to withdraw their hunger-strike. Turning down their pleas, general secretary of Arts Faculty Students’ Union Debraj Debnath had said: “There is no question of withdrawing our fast until the EC scraps the marks-only criteria for the admission process and brings back the admission tests.” The EC, the highest decision-making body of the varsity, has empowered the Registrar and Faculty of Arts Dean to decide on the modalities of the admission test, the dates of which are likely to be notified on Wednesday. The EC affirmed its faith in the teachers of the university and requested full cooperation from them in the admission process. It may be mentioned that the faculty members of all the six departments had decided to stay away from the admission process in protest against the varsity’s earlier decision to scrap tests on July 4. The marathon EC meeting was held in two phases on Tuesday and lasted for nearly six hours. The decision to hold the EC meeting was taken after a letter from Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, the Chancellor of the varsity, reached Suranjan Das on Monday evening, urging the latter to take necessary steps as per the statute of the university to resolve the stalemate.last_img read more