Amid a face-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the India-China border, the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim has been cancelled.However, pilgrims travelling through the Lipulekh pass in Uttarakhand will continue as scheduled, a government official said.The annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra was flagged off earlier this month by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. However, China had declined permission for the first group of 50 pilgrims to proceed to Mount Kailash through the Nathu La pass. The pilgrims had to return to Gangtok after they were denied permission. Eight batches, each comprising around 50 pilgrims, were scheduled to take the Nathu La route to Mansarovar in Tibet. The route through the Nathu La pass that opened two years ago shortens the entire distance, making the pilgrimage less arduous. The Lipulekh route involves a treacherous trek of about 200 km, while the Nathu La route calls for trekking for only 35 km.(With PTI inputs)
November 26, 2019
Asked if the BCCI or state association (HPCA) would face Asked if the BCCI or state association (HPCA) would face any sanction, Richardson replied in the negative. “We understand the circumstances. India is a big and complicated country and there are challenges with every ICC event. It is the best decision to shift the match to Kolkata. Its not unprecedented. Its unfortunate these concerns were raised. It was better if raised early. Its a difficult decision. We wanted to stick to the original plan but we were forced into (relocation),”Richardson said. “ICC has not lost faith in India. There are huge logistics challenges. There are 59 matches in total, across eight venues. And first time with women matches are also being held (with mens event.) “It is too early to take any disciplinary action against state association. If we didnt have the match then we would have had more grounds but here we have relocated the match and it was the best option,” he said. The ICC CEO said fans, who have already booked tickets, wont lose their money. “As far as those who have purchased tickets online for the match, they will be offered the choice of a full refund or the opportunity to exchange their tickets for ones for the Kolkata match,” he said. Asked about the logic behind choosing a stadium with a capacity of just 25,000 when other venues had better capacity, Tournament Director M V Sridhar said the idea was to take big games to Tier II and III cities. “Pakistan has played at most of the other centres. It was conscious effort to spread the game to Tier II and Tier III cities,” he said. Richardson also made it clear that if Pakistan made it to the semifinals, they will not play in Mumbai, which is scheduled to host one semifinal. PTI KHS AT MRM MRMadvertisement
November 19, 2019
New Delhi, May 2 (PTI) The students of the city schools will now be able to use the facilities at concessional rates at the Delhi Development Authoritys sports complexes.”Students need to just show their identity cards and they can use the facilities at our sports complexes at one-third of the entry fee. The timing would be from 10AM to 4PM,” a senior DDA official said.As per the DDA, students who have excelled in sports by representing at state or national level will be permitted to use the facilities free of cost.”There is a 10 per cent quota for the students belonging to economically weaker section (EWS) category for availing of free sports coaching facilities at the sports complexes,” the official said.The desirous candidates should apply along with the EWS certificates issued by the competent authority to the Secretary of DDA Sports Complex for selection.The official further said that proficient sports persons will also be considered for providing coaching and also for scholarships.”Schools in the vicinity may also book the sports facilities between 10AM to 4PM. Students may also benefit by joining coaching and training camps at our complexes during the summer vacations,” he added.DDA has 15 sports complexes and two golf courses located in various zone of Delhi. PTI KND SMJ
November 7, 2019
Touch Football Australia’s official clothing supplier Kooga is gearing up for the 2007 X Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships to be played in Coffs Harbour from 19-22 September 2007.A trade display featuring Kooga Made for Touch sublimated team wear worn by the all conquering Touch Football Australia 2007 Federation of International Touch World Cup Teams, will be on display during the tournament. Kooga are also the official uniform supplier to some of our champions of tomorrow with competing X-Blades National 18 Years teams TouchWest, Touch Football South Australia, and Tasmania all sporting the new line of apparel.KooGa has developed a touch range featuring superior fabric and design that is light, durable, and with moisture management that allows players to perform at their peak. Kooga staff will be on hand at the tournament to display selected apparel and take orders for their range of products.
October 24, 2019
Editors’ Recommendations Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions Craft Brew Races/FacebookNothing quenches a post-run thirst quite like a cold beer, and, not surprisingly, there is a large crossover between the craft beer and running communities. Check out any street race and you’ll see T-shirts proclaiming the wearer a “Beer Runner” and homemade signs challenging participants to run harder in order to earn those beer calories.Several craft breweries have gotten in on the beer and running combination by sponsoring their own races. A prime example is the annual Dogfish Dash, a charity run organized by Delaware’s Dogfish Head. Many other breweries, like NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina, boast weekly running clubs where local enthusiasts trot for a few miles around the brewery before indulging in the spoils of fresh beer.Craft Brew Races is taking the concept further by creating a nationwide running series that combines a spirited 5K route with a full-on craft beer festival waiting at the finish line.For the 2018 season, Craft Brew Races will be hitting six cities around the U.S. The race calendar kicks off March 10 in Savannah, Georgia, and concludes on August 18 in Portland, Maine. In between, cities like Newport, Rhode Island, and Stowe, Vermont, host events throughout the spring and summer.While many runners are accustomed to celebrating a trip across the finish line with a single “light” or “ultra” macrobrew from a race sponsor, the Craft Brew Races experience is much more immersive, promising more than 30 breweries at each event. The available beer has a strong local craft focus but you can also expect highly regarded national labels. Don’t worry, this isn’t a Beer Mile; go at your own pace and enjoy that hard-earned beer at the end, not during your run.Matt Gray, founder of Craft Brew Races, had previously promoted separate beer festivals and road races through his marketing firm.He quickly found there was a niche to combine them. “There is a great crossover in people between beer and running,” says Gray. “They go hand in hand and they always have, but the craft beer movement allowed us to have this opportunity.”Find a Craft Brew Races event near you by visiting CraftBrewRaces.com.Feature image courtesy of Craft Brew Races/Facebook. The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races
October 17, 2019
TORONTO – Pauline Osena knows how crucial it is to have EpiPens close at hand for her two young sons, who are at risk of life-threatening anaphylaxis because of multiple food allergies.So it’s no surprise that the latest short supply of the emergency rescue medication — an auto-injectable device that delivers a shot of symptom-relieving epinephrine — has her worried.“It’s something I’m really concerned about,” said Osena, referring to the recent notice from the drug’s manufacturer that there’s a shortfall in inventory of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.“We’ve had to use EpiPens multiple times,” said the Toronto mother of three, whose four-year-old daughter is free of allergies. “Both of my sons have gone into anaphylaxis, a few times.”Six-year-old Lucien is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, wheat and chicken; Xavier, 2, can’t tolerate fish, peanuts or eggs.In the most recent incident, Lucien had an unusually delayed allergic reaction to wheat a couple of hours after having had a scheduled food-challenge test at his allergist’s office and “ended up kind of gasping for air and not being able to breathe,” said Osena.“He Epied himself.”An inability to breathe is one of the hallmarks of anaphylaxis, along with swelling of the lips, tongue and throat. Other symptoms can include hives, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain.Pfizer, the drug company that produces the EpiPen, announced last week with Health Canada that there was limited inventory of both the adult 0.30-mg device and the children’s 0.15-mg epinephrine auto-injectors, and availability of the medications was being “managed nationally.”The notice marked the sixth time since the beginning of 2017 that there’s been a shortfall in supply of EpiPens — the only emergency medication for anaphylaxis on the Canadian market.Osena said she already ran into trouble trying to fill the boys’ prescription: each of her sons carries one at all times and she keeps one in her purse.Lucien’s school has another on hand in case he has a severe allergic reaction and needs a double shot before paramedics arrive. Next week, she will have to supply one to the daycare centre that Xavier will begin attending.“So there were multiple EpiPens to replace and I called the pharmacy we have our prescription with, and (they) told me there was a shortage,” said Osena, adding that she could get only one for each boy to replace those that had expired at the end of March.“So at least we have two. We have a back-up EpiPen for them if they’re together.”Beatrice Povolo, a spokeswoman for Food Allergy Canada, said Pfizer has not been able to predict an endpoint for the short supply of EpiPens and that has members of the allergy community worried as they head into peak season for summer travel, summer camps and potentially even back to school.“I think really that seems to be the primary concern, the timing and the impact it will have on individuals and families,” she said.An estimated 2.6 million Canadians have allergies to foods as well as such triggers as medications, latex and insect bites, though it’s not known how many pack an EpiPen.“It really depends on the individual and the exposure, but in all cases if you have been diagnosed there is the potential to have a serious reaction,” said Povolo.“It’s important to understand that anaphylaxis is life-threatening, people need to be prepared and really their first line of defence in treating a reaction is epinephrine.”Pfizer Canada spokeswoman Christina Antoniou said it’s not unusual to have short periods of reduced supply of the auto-injector.“There’s a relatively short shelf-life on it of 12 to 18 months, so between the relatively short shelf-life and managing the inventory supply, it’s quite normal for us to experience periods of limited supply,” she said.This latest incident of reduced product is being blamed on problems at the manufacturing level due to insufficient quantities of a component that is part of the auto-injector device.“But the most important thing to note is that we are continuing to receive supply on a regular basis,” said Antoniou. “We continue to receive and ship supply, but there may be more limited supply at the pharmacy level.”If consumers have difficulty filling a prescription, Pfizer advises they try another pharmacy or have their pharmacist contact Pfizer directly.“The shortage doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s nothing,” said Antoniou. “It just means that there’s less than there normally would be.”Osena is following Health Canada’s advice to carry and use an expired product in the case of anaphylaxis if that’s the only device available, and to call 911 — standard procedure even with an unexpired EpiPen.Still, she’s frustrated by the fact there are no other companies that market auto-injectors for anaphylaxis in Canada and the EpiPen supply problems could potentially put her children and other Canadians with severe allergies in jeopardy.“We’re kind of at the mercy of one company and it’s a life or death situation in some cases. It doesn’t feel good when there’s so much uncertainty.”— Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.Note to readers: CORRECTS in para 22 to state the shortage is due to insufficient quantities of a component of the device.
October 14, 2019
APTN National NewsOTTAWA–The number of First Nations under drinking water advisories has grown by nearly 40 per cent since 2006, the Liberals said Friday.Using numbers provided in by the government in response to a question placed on the Order Paper, the Liberals said conditions have worsened on reserves since the Conservatives took over in 2006.The number of First Nations living under drinking water advisories grew to 131 in 2011 from 95 in 2006, according to the numbers provided by the government in response to a question submitted by interim Liberal leader Bob Rae.“The Conservative government says it is making progress to improve water quality for First Nations, but evidence clearly says otherwise,” said Liberal Aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett in a statement.The number of communities under drinking water advisories grew nearly every year between 2006 and 2011. Only 2007 saw a drop with 93 communities under advisories, according to numbers provided by Health Canada. The number of First Nations under advisories jumped to 103 in 2008, 111 in 2009, 119 in 2010 and 131 in 2011.Oil-rich Alberta saw the number of communities under advisories grow from eight to 33 between 2006 and 2011. Every other province, except Ontario, saw their numbers rise or remain the same over the same time period. In 2006, Ontario had 38 communities under advisories, which dropped by one to 37 in 2011.Quebec only had one community under an advisory in 2011, the same as 2006. Manitoba, which has a number of communities with residents living with no running water, only had two First Nations living under an advisory in 2011.British Columbia had 31 communities under advisories in 2011, up from 30 in 2006, Saskatchewan rose from 11 to 20 over the same time period and Atlantic Canada went from six to seven.Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan has said the government has no plans for major new investments in improving the water situation on reserves. Instead, Duncan has said the government will focus on passing legislation to set regulations and standards for reserve water and wastewater systems.A government commissioned study, released in June, found that the federal government needed to spend a total of $4.7 billion over the next decade to keep water and waste-water systems up to standard and meet the needs of growing First Nations population.The study, by firm Neegan Burnside, said the federal government needed to immediately invest about $1.2 billion to raise reserve-based water and sewage systems to standards set by Aboriginal Affairs.The study concluded that it was not “credible” to implement a new “regulatory regime” unless the government also provided funding to allow First Nations to meet the new rules.A spokesperson for the federal Aboriginal Affairs department referred the issue to Health Canada. Health Canada could not provide an immediate response.In its response to Rae’s question, Health Canada said drinking water advisories are put in place for things like line breaks, equipment failure, absence of trained water treatment plant operators and chlorine residuals.Health Canada said an advisory may only impact one building and does not always represent a “community-wide drinking water problem.” The department said the number of advisories on First Nations “fluctuates.”The advisories include orders to boil water and do not consumer orders, Health Canada said.
October 12, 2019
Taroudant, Morocco- The court of Nador announced Friday morning that the verdict in the case, known as the “kiss of Nador” will be pronounced on December 6. “After a new hearing that lasted more than two hours, the judge stated that the judgment would be delivered on December 6,” said AFP.The teenagers from the northeastern city of Nador were arrested on Oct. 3 for “violating public decency” by posting a photo of them kissing, and were held at a juvenile detention center before they were released on bail on Oct. 7. The detention of the three teens stirred controversy with a majority of Moroccans calling for their release and urging the government to focus on fighting corruption and providing employment opportunities to the youth.Two days after the preliminary hearing, the international hacktivist group led a campaign in the social media Twitter where they bombarded Moroccan government Twitter accounts with tweets using the hashtag #NadorKiss.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
October 8, 2019
KINGSEY FALLS, Que. — Cascades Inc. reported a second-quarter loss of $83 million, impacted by such factors as its exit from the kraft paper business and a European mill closure.That amounts to 88 cents per share, compared with a net profit of $2 million, or three cents per share, in the same quarter in 2013.Excluding items, adjusted net earnings amounted to $7 million, or eights cents per share, compared with $8 million, or nine cents per share, for the same period in 2013.In July, Cascades announced the closure of its kraft paper plant in East Angus, Que., cutting 175 jobs. Cascades has said the closure was due to unfavourable market conditions and the inability to finalize a sale of the plant. Kraft paper is used to make envelopes, promotional materials and fast-food wrapping.The Quebec company also announced the sale of its fine papers division to Rolland Enterprises Inc., a subsidiary of H.I.G. Capital, for $39.5 million, closed a boxboard mill in Sweden and refinanced some of its debt.“These decisions, while having a negative impact on our net results in the short term, will positively impact our profitability in the medium and long term and give us more flexibility to invest in our strategic assets,” president and CEO Mario Plourde said Tuesday in a statement.“Even if some of these decisions were difficult to make, we need to appreciate the progress achieved and keep in mind that they will strengthen the financial situation of the company,” Plourde said.
October 7, 2019
Hamilton police have released a photo of two men they say are connected to an incident at a downtown coffee shop last week.Shortly after noon on Friday, police were called to a disturbance at the Tim Hortons at 222 Barton St. East.Investigators say two males entered the restaurant and got into an altercation. The pair sprayed an unknown substance into the air and seven customers and staff members required medical treatment. Police say the victims suffered symptoms consistent to a reaction from BEAR spray. The males were last seen running southbound from the area.Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Frank Bogdan at 905-546-3821.
October 2, 2019
Scattered across the globe, indigenous peoples are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable populations on earth. Braving injustice and discrimination, many are forced to struggle to remain on their ancestral lands and retain the right to their natural resources that are essential to their survival. Others have long since been removed from their lands and denied their languages and traditional ways.Indigenous peoples face distinct development challenges and fare worse in terms of social and economic development than do non-indigenous populations in the countries in which they live, says the UN. Yet with their traditional knowledge of natural resource management, which has long sustained some of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, they can contribute significantly to achieving the objectives of sustainable development. The new Sustainable Development Goals which countries are in the process of negotiating “present a unique opportunity to remedy these shortcomings and the historical injustices resulting from racism, discrimination and inequalities long suffered by indigenous peoples across the world,” according to UN experts on the rights of the indigenous.As the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples opened in New York, indigenous delegates, Heads of State and Government, UN officials and representatives of national human rights institutions sat down to share perspectives and best practices in order to address inequalities that adversely affect indigenous communities. Loggers clear indigenous lands in the Congo. IWGIA/Marianne JensenIn fact, a substantial gap remains between the formal recognition of indigenous peoples and the implementation of policies on the ground. While a number of countries have constitutional and legislative frameworks that take indigenous rights into account, many others do not, leaving their lives and lands open to threats. In Bolivia, an Uru-Chipaya man contemplates a lagoon that gives life to the desert-like habitat of his people. UNIC La Paz/Noelia Zelaya“Unless we mainstream the rights of indigenous peoples, unless we are serious about their empowerment, unless we work with them as equal partners – then any global development agenda we conceive will be a hollow exercise, empty, because it will not reach the most disadvantaged,” said IFAD President Kanayo Nwanze at the Conference. Opening of the first-ever World Conference of Indigenous Peoples in September 2014. UN Photo/Cia PakTo forge new ways to advance the rights of the indigenous, including the objectives of the UN Declaration, more than a thousand participants from every corner of the globe gathered at UN Headquarters in New York for the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples – convened in September 2014 as a high-level meeting of the General Assembly. In Manipur, India, a party of Tangkhul Naga people plants trees under a government-backed rural employment scheme. IWGIA/Christian ErniAs the world hammers out a fresh agenda for sustainable development, and lays the groundwork for a new legal climate agreement in 2015, indigenous peoples can act as powerful agents of progress, says the UN. A woman and young girl from the Awajun People in the Peruvian Amazon. IWGIA/Alejandro ParelladaThe Conference adopted an action-oriented Outcome Document , negotiated in advance by indigenous groups and Member States, which, when implemented, “will bring about “sweeping changes for current and future generations of indigenous peoples,” said General Assembly President Sam Kutesa. Women of the Tzotzil people learn to write at a UN-backed literacy programme for artisans in Chiapas, Mexico. UNESCO/Victor M. Camacho VictoriaAt the World Conference, Governments pledged to ensure equal access to high-quality education for indigenous peoples that recognizes the diversity of their culture. Gold mining in the Madre de Dios River, Peru. IWGIA/Alejandro ParelladaIn Peru, gold mining – a process that involves the use of mercury – is destroying the region’s biodiversity and poisoning rivers such as the Madre de Dios, a tributary of the Amazon, that are a lifeline for many indigenous people. At the World Conference, Governments pledged to consult in good faith with indigenous peoples in order to obtain their free and informed consent prior to the approval of projects that affect their lands and resources. In Kenya, peaceful demonstrators from the Maasai community defend their rights to their lands. MPIDOThe UN Declaration stresses that indigenous peoples shall not be forcibly relocated from their lands or territories without their “free, prior and informed consent,” and their agreement to “fair and just compensation.” But many are extremely vulnerable to land grabbing, forced displacement and involuntary resettlement. A session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. UN/Eskinder DebebeIndigenous peoples are effective advocates for their rights, and have engaged the UN since its inception. In 2007, the UN General Assembly adopted the landmark Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which sets minimum standards for their survival, dignity and well-being. Countries are beginning to reflect these principles in their laws, but there is a long road ahead. Child labour in Nepal. OHCHR/Robert FewWhen it comes to education, indigenous children are often left behind. For indigenous minorities in countries such as Nepal, for example, child labour is common, schooling is not, says the UN human rights office – OHCHR. The Government has ratified ILO Convention 169 – an international legal instrument that guarantees the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples – but has not yet implemented all its provisions. Mothers and babies from the Lisu tribe in the Doi Lan mountains of Chiang Rai, Thailand. IWGIA/Christian ErniAround the world, indigenous peoples suffer from poor health. Women and children are particularly vulnerable, experiencing high levels of maternal and infant mortality, says the UN. By the Outcome Document, Governments committed to ensuring the health of indigenous populations and also, to preventing all forms of violence against them. A Maasai pastoralist in Olekimunke village, Kajiado county, Kenya. IWGIA/Christian ErniComprising more than five per cent of the global population, the world’s 370 million indigenous peoples identify themselves as distinct peoples with their own social, economic, and political systems, and unique languages, cultures and beliefs. An indigenous participant at the World Conference. UN/Yubi Hoffmann“The World Conference should serve as a turning point for translating the UN Declaration into concrete action,” Assembly President Kutesa said. “This will require Member States to make greater efforts to translate [the] Outcome Document into reality and demonstrate resolve in addressing inequalities that adversely affect indigenous communities,” he added. In Bukuya village, Fiji, a man checks on dried Kava roots, used to make a brew with relaxing properties. IWGIA/Christian ErniThrough the Outcome Document, Governments also recognized the importance of indigenous peoples’ health practices and their traditional medicine and knowledge. A woman of the Moken people repairs her fishing net in her village along the Andaman Sea in Thailand. IWGIA/Christian ErniClimate change is taking its toll on indigenous communities, like the Moken people (above) who live on islands in the Andaman Sea and depend on the ocean for their survival. But as water temperatures rise, bleaching the coral reefs that sustain underwater biodiversity, marine life is dwindling, making it harder to fish. More frequent and more severe storms also pose a threat to the Moken dwellings as well as to their boats, without which they cannot survive. Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard“Issues related to… our natural resources, territories, seas [and] rivers are today like the soul of indigenous rights,” said Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchú, an indigenous Guatemalan activist, in an interview with UN TV and Radio. “We have set an important precedent with regard to our rights,” she added. “The dream is that it will allow us to have a prosperous life for all the peoples benefited by this day.”
September 28, 2019
Senior goalkeeper Sean Romeo (30) makes a save during the first period of Ohio State’s game against UMass on Oct. 19. Ohio State lost 6-3. Credit: Nick Roll | For The LanternThe goaltending of redshirt senior goaltender Sean Romeo led the No. 7 Ohio State men’s hockey team to a 1-0 victory on the road against No. 5 Notre Dame.Ohio State (4-2-1) was looking to turn its season around after a shaky start, including a series tie with UMass and a blowout at the hands of Bowling Green, and everything clicked for the Buckeyes on the road against Notre Dame (3-3-1). The Buckeyes came out hot against Notre Dame, registering eight shots in the first period before scoring the first and only goal of the game.The first period score came with just under nine minutes into the game off a power play goal by senior forward Mason Jobst. He was assisted on his fourth goal of the year by redshirt junior defenseman Wyatt Ege and freshman forward Gustaf Westlund, who each notched their third points of the season.Freshman forward Quinn Preston, still awaiting his first point for the Buckeyes, turned in a good performance on the second line with junior forward Tanner Laczynski out for Friday night’s game. Preston had two shots on goal and was often there to confront Notre Dame when it had control of the puck.Romeo had a challenging season leading up to the Big Ten opener, allowing 11 goals on 60 shots faced in the three games he appeared in. Friday night, however, he showed signs of returning to form against one of the best teams in the nation.He didn’t allow a single goal on the 23 shots sent his way by the Fighting Irish, good for his third career shutout. Notre Dame pressured Ohio State on defense, imposing itself in the Buckeyes’ territory, but Romeo responded to the challenge and turned in his best performance of the season.Ohio State had positive developments on its special teams, which so far this season had been a struggle on both ends of the power play. The Buckeyes converted on one of their three power plays and killed Notre Dame’s only opportunity of the night.The Buckeyes showed improvement in discipline, only earning two penalties all night after previously earning 34 penalties in their first six games.The Buckeyes will return to Compton Family Ice Arena to face Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
September 24, 2019
The success of small mines, quarries and infrastructure contractors depends on the reliability, efficiency and safety of their operations. At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, Metso says it will show new technologies and services offerings “that will shape the industry’s future.” The hightlight of Metso’s booth will be a new two-in-one model belonging to the innovative Lokotrack product group. This new mobile equipment is aimed at reducing transportation costs and set-up time whilst delivering optimum fuel efficiency. It is designed to work together with the Lokotrack LT106 mobile jaw plant, which will also be showcased at CONEXPO.The HP3 cone crusher, shown during CONEXPO, is the newest member Metso’s proven, new generation cone crushers. The HP3, part of Metso’s new generation of high-performance cone crushers: “increases crushing efficiency and throughput, reduces energy consumption, and improves safety and maintenance.” The HP3 is also more versatile than previous-generation cone crushers: In some cases, it can replace two units, significantly reducing investment and operating costs.Also showcased will be Metso Quarry Supply Solutions, a new service offering providing a “one-stop shop” for quarry supply needs. It combines delivery, installation and consulting to support a full range of consumable products – crusher wears, lining solutions, synthetic and wire screen media, as well as a wide array of conveyor components, accessories and belts.The Lokotrack ST2.8 mobile screen on display “offers improved, precision material separation and reduced fuel consumption. The Metso booth will also serve as customers’ first introduction to the Lokotrack ST2.8 mobile screen, which “sets a new standard for mobile scalping screens.” The ST2.8 is “ideal for recycling and multi-stage crushing applications, offering improved material separation with more precision and reduced fuel consumption.”
September 22, 2019
THE EIGHT MEN convicted for their part in a fatal arson attack in Leicester that killed the family of an Irish neurosurgeon have been sentenced to a combined 132 years in prison.Two men, Kemo Porter and Tristan Richards, were convicted of murdering the Shehnila Taufiq and her three children Zainab, Bilal and Jamal.The remaining remaining six men were convicted of manslaughter.The men have now been sentenced with both of those convicted of murder handed life sentences. Richards will serve a minimum of 35 years in jail for each count and Porter a minimum of 25 years.The men convicted of manslaughter will serve sentences ranging in length from eight to 15 years for each count. All of the sentences are to run concurrently. Top row (L-R)Kemo Porter, Tristan Richards, Shaun Carter, Aaron Webb; bottom row: Nathaniel Mullings, Jackson Powell, Akeem Jeffers, Cairo Parker Source: Leicestershire PoliceThe victims were the wife and children of Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar, a Dublin-based neurosurgeon.The children were aged 19, 17 and 15 and were inside their terraced home in the Spinney Hills area of Leicester when the blaze broke out in the early hours of the morning last September.In an interview after the tragic incident, Al Sattar said he drew strength from the Quaran. He said that he had people in Dublin and in Leicester supporting him.Read: Eight convicted over fire that killed Dublin neurosurgeon’s family >Read: Ryanair promises to refund Dr Sattar for Leicester flight fees >
September 20, 2019
The best thing about February’s frigid temperatures? Staying home and binge-watching movies and TV shows, of course. Both Netflix and Hulu have must-watch lineups for the month, but Amazon Prime Video also has much to offer for your wintertime hibernation entertainment needs.Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, The Matrix (and its sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions) will be available for streaming starting Feb. 1. On the originals front, Amazon is satisfying customers’ craving for more true-crime stories with Lorena, a four-part docuseries on Lorena Bobbitt and the infamous penis-slicing case that riveted people in 1994. It’s executive-produced by Jordan Peele and begins streaming on Feb. 15.Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in February 2019.February 1Agatha Christie Presents: ABC Murders, Season 1 (Prime Original series)In Plain Sight, Season 1-5Just Add Magic, Season 3 (Prime Original series)23 1/2 Hours Leave Along Came Polly Barefoot Bounty Brand of the Devil Broadway Danny Rose Chaos Delta Farce Flesh+Blood Foolish Four Weddings and a Funeral Gambler’s ChoiceGeneration Wealth (Prime Original movie)Gorilla Ship Guru, the Mad Monk Hay Foot Headline Crasher High Lonesome High School Girl Hollywood Without Make-Up Hunters of the Deep Irish Luck Jacaré Joan the Woman Lady from Chungking Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Little Miss Hoover Loaded Pistols Lost Canyon Lucky Ghost Lucky Terror Lying Lips Marathon Man Marie Galante Men of the Plains My Lady of Whims ‘Neath Canadian Skies ‘Neath the Arizona Skies Next Day Air No Substitute for Victory On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Oriental Evil Orphans of the Storm Outlaw Express Outlaws of the Desert Paradise Express Partners of the Plains Pirates on Horseback Private Snuffy Smith Queen of the Jungle Racing Blood Raiders of the Border Rawhide Reckless Decision Rogue of the Range A Romance of Happy Valley A Romance of the Redwood Round-Up Time in Texas Rubber Tires Secret of the Wastelands Secrets of Three Hungry Wives Sepia Cinderella Sisters of Death Sparrows Spirit of Youth Star Kid Stella Maris A Strange Adventure Swamp Fire Terminator 2: Judgment Day Texas Jack Texas to Bataan That Gang of Mine The Blues Brothers The Border Legion The Ghost Walks The Hoosier Schoolmaster The James Dean Story The Jesus Trip The Kid The Kid Ranger The Last of the Clintons The Last of the Mohicans The Love of Sunya The Married Virgin The Matrix The Matrix Reloaded The Matrix Revolutions The Money The Phantom Broadcast The Portrait of a Lady The Proud and Damned The Purple Rose of Cairo The Quiet Ones The Shadow Strikes The Thomas Crown Affair The Time Traveler’s Wife The Violent Years Thelma & Louise Three Husbands Three Men from Texas Tombstone Canyon Tomorrow at Seven Tracy the Outlaw Unforgettable Universal Soldier Untamed Heart Vigilantes of Boomtown Wacky Taxi Wagon Trail Wagon Wheels Water Rustlers Wayne’s World Wayne’s World 2 West of the Law Whistling Bullets White Pongo Wild Country Wildfire Winning of the West Ye Shanghai Yodelin’ Kid from Pine Ridge Young DynamiteFebruary 5The Tunnel, Season 3February 6Hillary, Season 1February 7PapillonFebruary 8Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Prime Original movie)White Dragon, Season 1 (Prime Original series)The PromiseFebruary 15Lorena, Season 1 (Prime Original series)February 16What They HadFebruary 17The PartyFebruary 21Odd Squad: Odds and EndsFebruary 22This Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy, Season 1 (Prime Original series)February 23Death WishFebruary 25Every DayFebruary 28The Young and Prodigious T.S. SpivetMore on Geek.com:Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix in February 2019Here’s Everything Coming to Hulu in February 2019Streaming Media Player Showdown: Amazon Fire TV vs. Fire TV Stick Stay on target These Are the Games You Should Check Out in February 2019Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix in February 2019
September 18, 2019
Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario has published his World’s Greatest XI team and has surprisingly left out Cristiano RonaldoThe 41-year-old has a tendency to name his World’s Greatest XI team annually and has again included Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.But the former Real Madrid striker has left out Juventus’ new signing Cristiano Ronaldo in his final team with the Brazilian instead opting for legends like Diego Maradona and Pele.Below is the list of Ronaldo’s greatest eleven in a 4-3-3 formation:GK: Gianluigi BuffonRB: CafuCB: Fabio CannavaroCB: Paolo MaldiniLB: Roberto CarlosFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.CM: Andrea PirloCM: Zinedine ZidaneCM: Diego MaradonaFW: Lionel MessiFW: PeleFW: Ronaldo Nazario(As reported on AS Diario).Ronaldo played for the likes of Inter Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid in a glittering 18-year playing career that saw him score 353 club goals in just 518 appearances.The former striker won the Balon d’Or award twice in 1997 and 2002, but is perhaps best known for his role securing Brazil the World Cup in 2002 after equaling Pelé’s Brazilian record of 12 career World Cup goals.
September 17, 2019
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A high school senior at Castle Park High School was charged in federal court Monday with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and bringing in unlawful aliens, including a Mexican national and Chinese national, for financial gain.Phillip Junior Web was arraigned Monday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernard G. Skomal.According to the court documents, the defendant was a high school senior who recruited other high school students to smuggle methamphetamine and fentanyl into the United States on multiple occasions, including on July 1, 2017 (juvenile attempted to smuggle methamphetamine), September 19, 2017 (two juveniles attempted to smuggle methamphetamine), September 27, 2017 (juvenile attempted to smuggle methamphetamine), and October 23, 2017 (juvenile attempted to smuggle fentanyl).On each of these occasions, the juveniles had drugs strapped on their bodies as they attempted to enter the United States at the San Ysidro or Otay Mesa Ports of Entry.Last Friday, defendant Webb was caught attempting to bring in a Chinese national and Mexican national into the United States in the trunk of his vehicle. The defendant’s next court appearance is on May 10, 2018 for a detention hearing and May 21, 2018 for a preliminary examination before Judge Skomal.In an unrelated criminal complaint, defendant Alejandro Barba was charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. According to the complaint, agents saw a juvenile briefly enter Barba’s parked vehicle at the San Ysidro High School parking lot, remove items from his backpack, and then exit Barba’s vehicle. Barba, the sole occupant and driver, was stopped and agents found five kilograms of methamphetamine in his back seat.According to the complaint, the unnamed juvenile had smuggled the methamphetamine through the border earlier that day.Barba will appear for his initial appearance later this week.“We are seeing a very troubling trend and we want to warn parents and high schoolers,” said U.S. Attorney Adam L. Braverman. “Our youth are being recruited by drug cartels to smuggle dangerous drugs across the border. We are going after the recruiters who exploit these kids, but the kids also need to know that they are gambling with their lives when they do this. Don’t throw away your future.” May 7, 2018 Posted: May 7, 2018 Castle Park HS senior charged with distributing drugs, smuggling undocumented immigrants KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
September 16, 2019
Judge Rich Melnick was ceremoniously sworn in to the state Court of Appeals Division 2 on Wednesday afternoon in front of his colleagues and family. “See that smile on his face? That smile has been on his face since he got the appointment,” Division 2 Chief Judge Lisa Worswick said. o The state Court of Appeals hears appeals from people who have lost a decision made by a trial court. The Court of Appeals’ decision will typically be the final word in a case, although some cases can move on to the state Supreme Court.o The state Division 2 Court of Appeals, based in Tacoma, represents 13 counties in Southwest Washington. Rich Melnick is one of two judges in the division representing District 3, which covers Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties.Melnick, 58, of Hockinson was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Feb. 14 to succeed Judge Joel Penoyar of Pacific County, who retired Feb. 28. The last Clark County resident to serve on the appellate court, Judge J. Dean Morgan, was also in the audience during the ceremony. He retired in October 2005.
September 14, 2019
KPBSD Package Proposal to KPEA that was rejected on Tuesday included:• A change to the duration for July 1, 2019-June 30, 2021.• Salary schedule increases in the amounts of .5 percent in FY19, 1 percent in FY20, and 2 percentin FY21.• KPEA employees at C+90/M-T not receiving a step increase will receive an additional .5 percentin FY19, 1 percent in FY20, and 2 percent in FY21 based on the same year’s salary in C+90/M-T.• KPBSD offers either of the two attached healthcare plans. KPEA and KPESA must agree to thesame plan.• In addition for FY20, the district will replenish the Healthcare Employee Reserve Account to$750,000.00. This equates to a district contribution of $668,748.17, equaling $618.07 peremployee. Negotiations began in February 2018 between the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) and both the Kenai Peninsula Education Association (KPEA), and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association (KPESA) for the full details visit: https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=23343 Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The upcoming school year is set to kick off on Tuesday, but the growing uncertainty over contracts and healthcare premiums is leaving some teachers in limbo. Dave Brighton, President of KPEA: “If ultimately the negotiations continue to breakdown than we are prepared to go on strike. The employees don’t want to go on strike, but they are willing to.” The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association once again rejected a proposal from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District at the bargaining session on Tuesday ahead of a looming borough wide strike. According to Brighton the associations made a counter offer to the district and are awaiting a response and expect to hear from the district by Saturday. Brighton: “The employee concerns continue to be the rising cost in healthcare. The districts offer, while a step in the right direction, included deductibles that were much higher than we have now.”