Quota row: tribal MLAs in Maharashtra to open new front over Dhangars

first_imgAs the row over Dhangar reservation continues to stall Assembly proceedings, fearing encroachment on their constitutional reservation, tribal MLAs across all parties have decided to open up a new front to counter the possible inclusion of Dhangars in their quota.An all-party meeting of tribal MLAs has been called on Wednesday by K.C. Padvi (Congress) to discuss the possible encroachment on their reservation. “One of the major issues we will discuss is the demand for tabling of report on Dhangar reservation by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. We will also discuss the recommendations of this report as it will have direct impact on our constitutional right,” Mr. Padvi said.The Assembly has 26 tribal MLAs, from 25 seats reserved for ST candidates and one from the general category seat. While the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena have 12 and two MLAs respectively, the Congress has six, Nationalist Congress Party four, and Bahujan Vikas Aghadi and Communist Party of India (Marxist) one each. “All tribal MLAs are united on this issue. There is nothing wrong in demanding that TISS report be made public. We also need to analyse it and study,” said Mr. Padvi, who is also one of the senior most tribal MLAs in the current Assembly. Other issues likely to be discussed at the meeting include action on bogus enrolment in government jobs by securing fake Scheduled Tribe certificate, holding two meetings of Janjati Sallagar Parishad (a body formed of tribal MLAs headed by state governor which takes policy decisions on tribal issues) annually. “If the bogus tribals are shunted out, there will be a vacancy of around one lakh posts. This needs to be addressed at the earliest,” he said. Asked whether ruling party MLAs would also join the meeting, Mr. Padvi said they will, as any encroachment on tribal reservation would hurt them as well.last_img read more

For climbing snakes, better safe than sorry

first_imgAfraid of falling from a great height? Maybe snakes are, too. New research shows that several species of these legless reptiles, when climbing a wrist-thick pole, grip it more tightly than strictly necessary to keep from plummeting to the ground. In lab experiments, researchers first had 10 snakes from five different species (including Morelia spilota, the carpet python, shown) slither across a flat, sensor-studded surface covered with a textured fabric to determine the force they typically used to move forward. Then, the researchers had the snakes climb a vertical, 2.4-meter-tall pole covered with the same fabric and sensors. (All snakes scaled the pole using a “concertina” movement, gripping with one section of the body while pushing or pulling other sections upward. Click here to see a video of a carpet python climbing, annotated with bars that show the pressure it exerted on the pole moment by moment.) On average, the snakes clung to the pole with at least three times more force than they actually needed to counteract gravity and move up the surface, the researchers report online today in Biology Letters. The exertion needed to generate this “safety factor,” which often exceeded five times the necessary force, requires substantial muscular effort in the short term but generally yields an evolutionary benefit to the snake because the consequences of failure (i.e., falling out of a tall tree) are so dire, the researchers say.last_img read more

Anil Kumble likely to rope in fast bowling coach soon

first_imgAnil Kumble was considered a lethal force during his hey days. The leg-spinner was fearless, witty and was able to make tough decisions on the field. With 619 Test and 337 ODI wickets, a feat that is unmatched by any of his Indian counterpart, ‘Jumbo’ retired from international cricket in 2008 and has made a comeback to the Indian dressing room as a head coach.Kumble’s success with the ball not just was a result of his ability but also his willingness put his hands up when the team needed him. (Also read: Kumble takes charge as India coach, calls for fighting spirit) Presenting a fair idea of his leadership style in his role as India’s coach, Kumble on Wednesday said he would try to inculcate self belief in his bowlers as he wants them to develop as leaders. (Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble combination will be potent for India: Greg Chappell)Kumble, himself an inspiring figure in his playing days, on Wednesday had his first interaction with the players after taking over as chief coach as the training camp for the West Indies tour began in Bengaluru. (There is absolutely no conflict of interest, says Anil Kumble”I will try and observe how the team is shaping up and at this point in time, I would like to look at the bowlers. That is something I am looking at…get closer to the bowlers and understand what their needs are and then probably looking at bringing in a fast bowling coach. That is a consideration I am thinking of. Bowling is one area where I can contribute,” Kumble said. (Kumble says interview with Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman was nerve-racking)advertisement”When I was a player, I used to feel that you are the captain of your own bowling, which I would like to try and inculcate, especially in the bowling group. That is important. All of them must believe that they are leaders,” he added. (Anil Kumble faces a ‘Jumbo’ task as India coach)UNDERSTANDS COACHING ROLEThe former India captain, who ended his career as the third-highest wicket taker in the world, said he understands the role of a mentor and insisted he would be quietly helping the playing by staying in the background.”Looking at the challenges in the field, I will try to prepare the team. We, the support staff would be working in the background. Players will be in the front. I have been the player and now I am the coach, so I understand both the roles well. It is a different role and I certainly understand the role,” he said.”The role of staying in the background and it is the captain who takes all the calls on the field. I can only assist him in giving him whatever necessary information in terms of strategy, be it preparation. And whatever experience I have as a captain and player,” Kumble added.IMPORTANT TO COMMUNICATEThe 45-year-old new coach said that it was important to communicate with all the players, including the ones who would not make it to the playing XI.”It’s the captain who is in charge. As a coach I need to organise preparations for the team and giving informed input to captain and the team to strategise better, inclusive of every player. It’s not just 11 who are going to play but also six or seven who are not going to play.”I was dropped and not chosen for a tour, I understand being the most important member of the team to be dropped. I understand that communications during such times is critical for a coach to pick up the phone and say ‘don’t worry’. Hopefully I will succeed in communicating with the players.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Want to coach Arsenal someday, says Thierry Henry

first_imgArsenal legend Thierry Henry has admitted that he would want to coach the English Premier League (EPL) heavyweights sometime in the future.Henry, who is Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer, was set to manage their U-18s this summer, but the plan fell apart after Arsene Wenger intervened. The veteran Arsenal manager wanted Henry to stick to his role as a pundit for Sky Sports.”I’d be lying if I told you being manager wasn’t a wish that I have because I love Arsenal,” Henry was quoted as saying by The Sun on Saturday.”The game is my passion and always will be. I would like to manage – but I am far from it.”The 38-year-old completed his UEFA A licence earlier this year but insisted he is bent on acquiring the UEFA Pro-an advanced version.”Although I am able to manage any team now, I would still like to pass my UEFA Pro Licence, which I’m working on to give me a better all-round knowledge,” he said.”Before you can think of becoming a first-team coach you need to have experience. That is what I’m trying to get and to complete the necessary coaching hours that are needed.”The 1998 World Cup winner also added that he felt he could make a difference coaching the Arsenal Under-18s, but even though he has not got the job he would carry on supporting the team.”There is a massive difference between a wish and doing it. I felt I could add something to the kids and also gain valuable experience myself,” he said.advertisement”If it’s not to be there, then so be it. I have to respect the situation. I’ll continue to support the team and wish them the best for this season.”last_img read more

WTA Finals: Dominant Caroline Wozniacki swats aside Simona Halep in Singapore

first_imgCaroline Woznaicki produced an almost perfect display to dismantle world number one Simona Halep 6-0 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday, the Dane recording her second dominant victory in as many matches.Wozniacki had marked her fifth appearance at the season-ending tournament with a 6-2 6-0 victory over Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina on Monday and Romania’s Halep appeared equally as powerless against the 27-year-old former number one.The Dane is now virtually assured of a semi-finals berth after losing just four games in two matches, while Halep lives to fight another day after her opening straight sets victory over Caroline Garcia gives her a 1-1 record in the Red Group..@CaroWozniacki makes it two #WTAFinals wins from two matches!Sails past Halep 6-0, 6-2! pic.twitter.com/zgLeLNru4J- WTA (@WTA) October 25, 2017Wozniacki has been the form player on the WTA Tour this season, winning 58 matches, reaching seven finals and claiming one tournament victory in Tokyo last month, and she has retained that consistency in both her wins in Singapore.The rankings show Halep as the world leader and Wozniacki in sixth but the Romanian was utterly outclassed in the opener as her opponent raced through it in 23 minutes without dropping a game, on the back of a 94 percent first serve success rate.”I think I played really well today and stayed aggressive throughout. I didn’t expect to be leading by that much in the first set and I started to think ‘what’s happening? Am I really playing that well?’,” Wozniacki said in a courtside interview.advertisement”I was thinking, ‘what’s happening? Am I really playing that well?'” -@CaroWozniacki ??? #WTAFinals pic.twitter.com/jVr3Cp3Wnf- WTA (@WTA) October 25, 2017Halep had been as much a spectator as the stunned crowd packed into the Singapore Indoor Stadium and although she tried to rouse herself after getting to 30-30 in the first game of the second set, Wozniacki held firm for a 1-0 lead.The Dane, who was painting the corners on both her backhand and forehand sides, had won 17 games in a row across her last two matches before Halep finally got on the scoreboard after 34 minutes when she held to love.The respite was fleeting, however, as Wozniacki continued to punish Halep’s scrappy forehand to break once more for a 3-1 lead and an ace snuffed out the only break point the Dane would face all match as she moved within two games of victory.Another poor forehand error handed Wozniacki a match point after a little more than an hour, which she duly converted with a forehand winner to cap an incredible display.”I just stayed positive, took the ball early and went for my shots,” the Dane added. “It’s a great court for me as I was putting spin on the ball to get in position for my shots and wait for the right opportunities to hit my winners.”Frenchwoman Garcia and Svitolina were next on court with both debutants searching for a first win at the tournament after straight-set losses in their openers..@CaroWozniacki poses with fans after winning the match pic.twitter.com/FtEILYXiwj- WTA Finals Singapore (@WTAFinalsSG) October 25, 2017last_img read more

Hyperstone announces DACOM West as distribution partner

first_img Continue Reading Previous Conrad introduces C-Control 10 IoT starter kitNext Holtek: sub-1GHz FSK/GFSK RF transceiver IC DACOM West has teamed with Hyperstone to distribute their industrial flash controllers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The agreement involves the distribution of Hyperstone´s highly reliable Flash Memory Controllers and wafer products in the German speaking countries of Europe.DACOM West is renowned for their first-class customer support. Their product line-up demonstrates insight into electronics and the industrial sector, as well as high levels of technical competence. DACOM is increasing Hyperstone’s reach into the industrial, telecommunications and automotive markets.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img

Joseph Randle Rips Amazing TD Run on First Series for Dallas

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.AdChoices广告 Joe Randle was tossed down early in the backfield on the first series of the game for Dallas, but that didn’t stop Randle from making a big play. After ripping off a big 28-yard rush, Randle took this play to the house for a 37-yard touchdown to put the Cowboys up early.JOE RANDLE pic.twitter.com/cDQWCsojQr— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) September 27, 2015He’s not leaving any meat on the bone as a starter for Dallas.last_img read more

Aguero playing through pain barrier for Man City

first_imgManchester City Aguero playing through pain barrier for Man City Sam Lee 20:00 12/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Sergio Aguero Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero The striker has been hampered with a build-up of fluid on his heel for much of the season, a problem which is being managed by the club’s doctors Sergio Aguero has been playing through the pain barrier during Manchester City’s record-breaking campaign, Goal understands.Aguero picked up a heel injury in the second game of the season, against Everton on August 21, which has required frequent attention from City’s medical staff.That game was the last time City dropped points in the Premier League, with Pep Guardiola’s side going on to win 16 matches in a row since the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Aguero has been managing a build-up of fluid under the skin of his heel for the past three months, and while the problem is not serious it has caused considerable discomfort at times.The Argentine has scored 12 goals for City since suffering the injury and has become the club’s all-time record goalscorer in the process.He has also suffered further setbacks, including a cracked rib following a car accident and a scare during a game for his country when he was taken ill in the dressing room as a result of low blood pressure.City boss Guardiola said after that most recent incident that the 28-year-old does not need a rest, and the striker himself has always made himself available for selection.David Silva, who missed Saturday’s victory against Tottenham due to personal reasons, has also played several games this season with a neck injury. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Wenger going full strength in Europa League

first_imgArsène Wenger Arsenal will go full strength in Europa League clash, says Wenger Joe Wright 17:06 2/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() arsene wenger - cropped Getty Images Arsène Wenger Arsenal Östersunds FK v Arsenal Östersunds FK UEFA Europa League The Gunners face Swedish side Ostersund in the second round of the Europa League and the manager insists they will go all out in the competition Arsene Wenger says he will not rest players for the first leg of Arsenal’s Europa League tie with Ostersund on Thursday.The Gunners head to Sweden for the last-32 clash off the back of a damaging 1-0 defeat to north London rivals Tottenham on Saturday, which has left them seven points adrift of the Premier League top four.Wenger used the group stage to give opportunities to a number of young players, including Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Eddie Nketiah, but denied after the loss to Spurs that he would prioritise their European campaign over the league in their quest to return to the Champions League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, with no FA Cup commitments this week and no domestic matches until the EFL Cup final on February 25, Wenger is prepared to name a strong side against Ostersund.”I would have anyway gone for it, especially as we have no game between the two matches,” said the Arsenal manager.”I will play the normal team because it is one of the opportunities we have especially because we don’t play in the FA Cup. There is no reason why I should rest players.”Wenger is desperate to see Arsenal’s away form improve, with his side having won only one of their last nine matches on the road in all competitions.”We have to win the next game,” he said. “Our record since I’ve been at Arsenal is one of the worst away from home. Certainly, the worst since I’m in England.”That doesn’t work, we have to play much better away from home and make superior results if we want to have a chance to come back.”last_img read more

Montreals Mirabel cargo airport to get 107 million for expansion

The Canadian Press MIRABEL, Que. — Montreal’s Mirabel airport does not have enough space to expand its flagship air cargo business.On Tuesday, the federal government and local airport authority sought to change that, announcing $107 million in funding to boost the airport’s capacity for goods-handling and infrastructure.Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the money will go toward building 20,000 square metres of warehouse space for air freight and logistics.It will also fund an expansion to the main aircraft parking lot and upgrades to the neighbouring road network.Ottawa will contribute $50 million to the infrastructure project and the Montreal airport authority will offer up $57 million.Garneau says the goal is to beef up trade volumes, stimulate economic growth and create jobs.

General Assembly focuses on drug trade human rights and economic inequalities

Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez said his country is making advances in reducing the number of murders, kidnappings and terrorist acts and the production of illegal drugs, but one of its highest priorities now is to restore the confidence of its citizens in national institutions. Without that step, any moves to boost economic growth and stability would be undermined before they began.Given the deep divisions caused by social and material inequalities, Mr. Uribe Vélez said, it was vital to try to promote strong economic growth that at the same time is shared equitably by all Colombians. He said that, to this end, the Government is subsidizing farmers and peasant associations, increasing enrolments in schools and technical workshops, and spending greater sums on child nutrition programmes. Video Cyril Svoboda, Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, told the Assembly that the undeniably troubled circumstances of Iraq today should not divert the world’s attention away from other important concerns, especially Afghanistan, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He stressed the importance of fighting for human rights, citing treaties against the use of State-ordered torture and the worldwide campaign to abolish the death penalty. Video Guyana’s Foreign Minister S. R. Insanally said cultural diversity is often overlooked in the race to help impoverished countries achieve economic development, leading to disastrous results in the long term. Turning to trade, Mr. Insanally said Guyana’s sugar industry “has recently been struck a devastating blow” by trade liberalization and the European Union’s reform of its trade in this commodity. He urged wealthy nations to give more priority to the needs of poor States. Video Foreign Minister Rogatien Biaou of Benin said that when his country holds the Security Council’s rotating presidency in early 2005, it will hold a special debate on the phenomenon of child soldiers in a bid to find a lasting solution to the problem. Mr. Biaou also urged the countries that have previously pledged to help the world’s poorest nations achieve sustainable development to make good on those promises – especially on giving official development assistance – and not just offer hollow words instead. Video Describing the fight against illicit drugs as his country’s “topmost priority,” U Tin Winn, Chairman of the delegation from Myanmar, said authorities in his country have over the past decade seized and destroyed drugs worth more than $14 billion. The drug trade is closely linked to much trans-national crime, he said, adding it was important for States to work together if they were to defeat the scourge. Mr. Winn also said allegations of human rights abuses in Myanmar were “aimed at discrediting the Government for political purposes.” Video In his speech, Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov spotlighted the plight of the world’s least developed countries, saying very few such States were meeting the target of 7 per cent annual economic growth that is necessary to achieve one of the key Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – halving the number of people in extreme poverty by 2015. Mr. Martynov offered a robust defence of the United Nations “as the most important collective problem-solving mechanism,” adding that while it needs reform, it also needs greater support. Video Armenia’s Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian said the global curse of terrorism will not go away until the breeding ground of deprivation, poverty and injustice is drained. “This fight must go beyond effective regional and international cooperation” to include aggressively tackling the MDGs, he said, or else the inequalities and social injustices will remain. Mr. Oskanian said it was critical that the UN work more closely with regional organizations to achieve these aims. Video Momodu Koroma, Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone, said his country was now in a delicate post-conflict phase after civil war split the country between 1991 and 2002. “This is the phase in which the gains of the peace effort should be maximized,” he said, adding that traditionally peacekeepers start “pulling out when the guns fall silent.” Mr. Koroma emphasized that he does not means that he expects the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), whose mandate currently lasts until June next year, to stay indefinitely. Video Hungarian Deputy Foreign Minister Gábor Bródi told the Assembly that it was essential that the rights of national, ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities are protected. “The presence [of such minorities] within the frontiers of a country is not only an asset, but also a source of social and cultural enrichment.” Mr. Bródi said Hungary was alarmed by the treatment of ethnic minorities in its neighbour Serbia and Montenegro, and called on authorities there to punish the perpetrators of physical attacks or acts of intimidation. Video Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States, said poverty eradication and development must take priority among the eight MDGs. To do that, the world must adopt a fairer system of international trade and cancel the debt burdens of the most impoverished States. Total and general disarmament was also necessary, he added, if there is to be peace and stability. 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Sajid Javids eldest brother drowned in hotel bath after taking painkillers and

The eldest brother of Sajid Javid, the home secretary, was found drowned in a five-star hotel room after taking codeine and alcohol, a coroner heard.Mystery surrounds why Tariq Javid had booked into the luxury country hotel just minutes from his home, but a coroner who opened an inquest said that he had suffered “an unnatural death”.The body of the 52-year-old was found in his room at the South Lodge Hotel on July 29.A post-mortem examination showed that he died from a combination of drowning, ethanol and codeine toxicity and serious heart disease, an inquest was told.Mr Javid, a retail businessman, was the eldest of five brothers who include the home secretary, as well as one who is a police officer, another a financial adviser and one who is a multi-millionaire. He would like to extend his thanks to the many people sending their condolences and good wishesSajid Javid’s official spokesman Sajid Javid was the first non-white person to hold one of Britain’s offices of state. 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. Sajid Javid, the home secretary, pictured in Downing Street on TuesdayCredit:TOBY MELVILLE /Reuters A full inquest hearing will take place early next year and will be overseen by West Sussex senior coroner Ms Schofield.She said: “In respect of the evidence heard this morning I feel it is an unnatural death and the matter needs to proceed to an inquest formally.”Announcing the death last month, the home secretary’s official spokesman said: “I am very sad to confirm that Sajid lost his eldest brother Tariq this week, who will be sorely missed by the whole family.”He would like to extend his thanks to the many people sending their condolences and good wishes. He would also ask that his privacy and that of his family, be respected at this time of grief.” Sajid Javid arrives in Downing Street Meanwhile, his brother Basit is a senior police officer, Khalis is a financial adviser and Atif is a multi-millionaire property tycoon. The five-star hotel where he died is set deep in the Sussex countryside and markets itself as an exclusive choice for a romantic getaway or special occasion.The hotel hosted the G-20 London Summit in 2009, where then-Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, and the other world finance ministers and central bank governors from the European Union stayed in several of its 89-Jacobean style rooms.Sir Winston Churchill was also a regular guest and close friend of its owners, with his former favourite room now a £530-a night luxury suite.  Tariq followed in his father’s footsteps, as he had owned a clothes shop in Bristol after working as a bus driver.Abdul-Ghani Javid’s business was called Scallywags, and was in the middle of a notoriously crime-ridden part of the city. Mr Javid Senior arrived in England with the boys’ mother Zubaida with only £1 to his name in 1961.The couple settled in Rochdale, but later moved to Bristol to pursue their retail business.Despite the five siblings’ difficult start in life, all five brothers have gone on to greatness in their respective fields of business, politics and public sector roles. West Sussex coroner Penelope Schofield opened an inquiry into his death at Crawley on Tuesday and ordered a full inquest to be carried out next year.She heard that Mr Javid’s body was found in a room at the South Lodge Hotel in Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, on July 29. Apart from the drowning and codeine and alcohol toxicity, he had also been suffering from coronary artery atherosclerosis and idiopathic left ventricular hypertrophy, the hearing was told. read more

Maptek Vulcan 3D modelling basis of new UG drilling program at Broadway

first_imgBroadway Gold Mining has announced that it has completed a Maptek Vulcan 3D model of its Madison Project in the Butte-Anaconda region of Montana. Based on the positive results generated, Broadway is planning a new multi-phased underground diamond drilling program. The Phase II and III programs will target the expansion of known high-grade gold and copper massive sulphide and skarn zones of mineralisation. Previous Madison mine test stope production grades between 2005 – 2011, based on mill settlement statements of 13,242 t, average 25% copper and 17.8 g per tonne gold, which included a mill settlement of a bulk sample of 2,429 t of 35% copper and 1,372 t of 23 g per tonne gold.Development of the Vulcan 3-D model utilised all available underground 2D mine working plans as well as underground and surface diamond-core drill results from 150 holes, incorporating 18,998 m of drilling. Phil Mulholland, Broadway’s chief geologist, supervised the modelling work. The follow-up multi-phase drill program is supported by the 3-D model. A Phase II drill program will evaluate two high grade gold zones: the “MS 4890,” a massive sulphide gold skarn; and, the “East Drift,” a zone of mixed massive sulphide and skarn.  The Phase III drill program will target a third zone between the “Cu_higrade_2” and “Cu_higrade_3” zones, a copper-rich skarn.The MS 4890 is a block of 2,177 t averaging 24.96 g per tonne gold and 1.10 % copper. The East Drift zone is defined by three holes: 86-6, 25.71 g per tonne Au over 7.3 m; 88-C9, 11.3 g per tonne Au over 8.8 m; and C06-13, 10.6 g per tonne Au over 12.2 m. Cu_higrade_2 is a zone of 86,767 t of 3.46% Cu; and, Cu_higrade_3 is a zone of 86,736 t of 2.61% Cu.The company is currently budgeting a 670 m Phase II program consisting of 12 diamond drill holes from two underground stations. Seven core holes, representing 366 m, will be dedicated to the MS 4890 zone. Five core holes, approximately 305 m, will be dedicated to the East Drift.  It is anticipated the MS 4890 drill results will extend that zone 100 vertical feet down dip, connecting mineralisation of the Madison mine to the adjacent Broadway mine’s 900 level. The Broadway Mine has produced 144,000 oz of gold at 0.32 oz/ton (11 g per tonne).Upon completion of the Phase II program, a Mise-a-La–Masse geophysical survey will be used to map the geometry of the conductive massive sulphide body at depth. This approach was successful at Madison in 2017 when it was used to delineate the massive sulphide orebody at depth from surface. Mise-a-la-Masse is a geophysical method developed by Boliden AB to measure the conductivity and, thereby, the shape of a massive sulphide mineralised body. With improved understanding of the geometry and orientation of the known massive sulphide mineralization, the Company expects to improve targeting of future drilling.“Mise-a-la-Masse is to drilling massive sulphide ore bodies as leapfrogging is to startup businesses,” said Thomas Smeenk, CEO. “Each underground massive sulphide zone can be shaped by its conductivity. That geometry and orientation enables the team to drill more statistically significant results.”last_img read more

E Ink promises thinner lighter higher resolution and color epaper displays

first_imgE Ink is already doing swift business in the growing e-reader market, but just like any technology company, it can’t sit still for fear of being overtaken or made redundant. With that in mind, the company has used IFA 2011 to show us some future products and the latest updates to its displays that are coming to market.E Ink’s biggest success to date has to be the monochrome display found inside the best selling e-reader on the market: the Amazon Kindle. At IFA 2011 E Ink revealed some interesting facts about that monochrome display including how much potential it has for the future.First of all, the displays are made in rolls of up to 1km in length and over a meter wide. Those rolls are then cut to specification, connectors attached to allow integration with a circuit board, before being shipped to partners like Amazon. In other words, E Ink has no trouble producing millions of these displays in short order, showing us why Amazon has been able to meet demand for the Kindle despite its huge popularity.The resolution on the Kindle is SVGA, a mere 800 x 600 pixels and 167dpi. What you may not have known is that Kindle E Ink display is already capable of much higher resolutions, up to 12x SVGA in fact. The bottleneck isn’t the screen tech, but the underlying electronics capable of handling such a high resolution display.Anyone wondering what comes next for the Kindle also got a hint from E Ink as to whet we can expect from the next iteration of the device. E Ink is working with Epson to produce a chip capable of controlling a 300dpi e-paper display. If the Kindle remains a monochrome device, that higher resolution display is sure to feature in the next generation.If Amazon decides to create a Kindle Color instead, E Ink also has that covered with its latest Triton display. Triton uses the exact same monochrome E Ink screen, but overlays it with an RGBW color filter capable of 4,096 colors. That won’t challenge an iPad for color output, but then the Triton display retains the two month battery life, no power use when displaying a static image, and can be viewed easily in direct sunlight. We also can’t see any reason it wouldn’t also work with the forthcoming 300dpi screen.The good news is that Triton display isn’t in development, it’s actually already in mass production and will feature in a number of new e-readers coming to market soon. Unfortunately, E Ink didn’t tell us when or who is producing them.We can also look forward to E Ink’s displays getting thinner, lighter, and a lot more durable (shatterproof). The current generation display is laminated on to a glass substrate which has to be protected. That means devices need to be thicker to offer that protection, and that glass sheet makes them heavier. E Ink has come up with a plastic alternative to the glass which is thinner, lighter, and does not require the same level of protection while also not impacting the quality of the display output. In real terms, the existing E Ink displays are 200 microns thick where as the new ones are only 100 microns.Moving from glass to plastic also means E Ink can put their displays in more products. One of the first examples is credit cards, which can now have a multi-digit display for added security while not being any thicker than a standard card. Of course, this latest gen screen also means we can look forward to thinner, lighter e-readers too, as well as some rather unique uses such as an E Ink watch:E Ink also revealed their sales figures for the past few years purely for e-reader displays. In 2009 they shipped 3 million displays, in 2010 that increased to 10 million. This year they expect it to reach 25-30 million showing there’s certainly a growing market for low-power, highly-visible screens.Check out the video below for a demonstration of the latest E Ink displays as well as a good explanation as to how the E Ink technology works. I think you’ll agree, e-readers have a bright and colorful future ahead of them.via Charbax on YouTubelast_img read more

The newest member of the 3DS family is the Nintendo 2DS

first_imgJust when you finally come to terms with the good ship Nintendo being piloted by insane people, and you’ve decided to just ignore the company and not let them get to you anymore, they go ahead and announce a new iteration of the Nintendo 3Ds: the Nintendo 2DS. It’s a slate-style 3DS that doesn’t fold, and no longer has the titular 3D capability.The 2DS is being touted as an entry-level 3DS. The difference between the 2DS and 3DS is apparent in the naming convention; the handheld will drop the 3D capability. Along with that, the portable dispenses with the clamshell design, and instead opts for one solid slate. This, of course, means you can’t fold it and store it snugly in your pocket.It will be able to play the entire 3DS library — just without that 3D option that you likely already ignore due to the drain it causes on the battery, the precise viewing angle the screen requires for it to not induce nausea, as well as the very noticeable graphical ghosting visible on dark backgrounds. While the inability to fold may end up quite a nuisance, it likely contributed to the handheld’s cheaper price tag.The lack of 3D and hinge, the price, and a mono speaker (the stereo headphone jack is hanging around) are the only real differences between the 2DS and 3DS capabilities. For example, the 2DS — despite not having a 3D-capable screen — can still record 3D images and video.The release of this unit blatantly displays that Nintendo is unhappy with the way the 3DS has fared at retail, and is now addressing one of the handheld’s main faults. The 3D, while a cute novelty, has never worked effortlessly. The 3D viewing angle is too sensitive to use during any kind of commute, it drains the battery, and the ghosting is extremely visible on top of dark backgrounds. Thanks to the 3D slider, the 3D was always an option, rather than forced. However, Nintendo likely decided to remove it because units still weren’t moving at a desired pace, and the price couldn’t be slashed due to the expense of the 3D.The conspiracist might feel that the reason why Nintendo didn’t stick with the clamshell design was not to lower the price, but to leave the 3DS with an attractive feature over the 2DS (assuming the 3D isn’t one). This is likely true.The 2DS will come with a 4GB memory card, and launches on October 12 — the same day as the new Pokémon X and Y — for $129.99 in red or blue color schemes. It will sit alongside the 3DS XL ($199) and the standard 3DS ($169).It’s also worth noting that the ironic title of this post was not our brilliant doing, but something Nintendo actually said.last_img read more

Light rail network proposed for Cork under ambitious new transport strategy

first_img By Cónal Thomas 46 Comments Tivoli DocksDunkettleWater RockBallynoeCarrigtwohill WestBlackpool / KilbarryMonardBlarney / StoneviewThe overall transport strategy for Cork is estimated to cost €3.5 billion.  Share35 Tweet Email Light rail network proposed for Cork under ambitious new transport strategy The NTA’s plans are estimated to cost €3.5 billion. Proposed Light Rail Network for Cork CityIn addition to public transport, the ambitious plans also propose increasing walking and cycling in Cork City. Improvements to cycling routes around the city include proposals to segregate routes along waterfront areas as well as develop a 200 kilometre cycling network. “For Cork to grow sustainably as forecast its street network must facilitate more walking and cycling,” the NTA has said.Its arterial routes must also prioritise the movement of buses, according to the authority.Within the city, streets will have “more of a place function and will require a greater emphasis on liveability, motor traffic restraint and traffic calming.”As a result, new roads will be required in some cases to “unlock housing and commercial development and to support local access in planned growth areas,” the NTA has said. The road improvement portion of the strategy is estimated to cost €1.4 billion. The draft strategy also proposes to restrict heavy goods vehicles in the city centre. NTA CEO Anne Graham has said the ambitious plans “will deliver an accessible, integrated transport network that enables the sustainable growth of the Cork Metropolitan Area as a dynamic, connected, and internationally competitive European city region as envisaged by the National Planning Framework 2040.”“An exciting vision of transport that will encourage more people to use sustainable modes is at the core of this strategy.”The plans will now be put out for a six-week public consultation period, beginning on 5 June at the Imperial Hotel in Cork City.   Tuesday 14 May 2019, 12:43 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL May 14th 2019, 12:43 PM 17,853 Views https://jrnl.ie/4633870 Cork’s proposed new light-rail system on Washington street. Source: Philip Watkin/3Ddesignshop.comA NEW €1 BILLION light rail system for Cork city has been proposed under ambitious new transport plans from the National Transport Authority (NTA). The draft Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy 2040 proposes to build a light rail network running between Ballincollig to Mahon via the city centre in conjunction with increased bus services and improved cycling infrastructure.It’s estimated that this new Luas-style tram system will carry 46 million passengers per year and will take 27 minutes to travel from Ballincollig to Cork city centre. Under the plan, the light rail newtork will run in conjunction with improved bus and suburban rail services in the city, the NTA has said. The authority proposes to bring 220 new double-decker vehicles into service with a total of 200km of cross city routes planned to come on-stream under its BusConnects plan. Under the €545 million bus improvements part of the transport strategy, the NTA plans to increase Cork’s bus lane network from 14 kilometres to 100 kilometres by 2040.As well as light rail, Cork’s current suburban rail network will be developed with new train stations planned at the following locations:last_img read more

Plea for help to the diaspora

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In an extraordinary move the Athens based children’s welfare organisation The Smile of the Child is making a plea to Greek-Australians for donations to continue its work providing nation-wide services to children in need. Neos Kosmos received a letter this week from The Smile of the Child, calling for help from the diaspora in Australia. The letter explained the struggle thousands of children affected by the economic crisis in Greece, as families face mounting financial strain. Increasing demand for its services are stretching the organisation’s resources, forcing the organisation to plead with the international Greek community for donations of any amount to ensure disadvantaged children in Greece continue to receive the help they need. Costas Yannopoulos, director of The Smile of the Child said he has seen an increase in cases of neglect, abuse, bullying in schools and children coming into Greece as refugees. “Like any family, our priority is to the health of the children. We have support centres that not only help the children but the whole family.” In 2011 alone, The Smile of the Child housed 284 Greek and refugee children in their 11 homes across Greece, supported 4,465 children and their families through their welfare centres and responded to countless emergency calls among the many other services the nation-wide organisation provide, either directly or by supporting other institutions such as hospitals and schools. The director commended the Greek people’s dedication to helping the needy in a time of hardship, if only through 2 euro donations through the organisations natonal hotline. “Every small donation can make a difference,” he said. “In February 2011, we only had 1.5 months financial life left,” he said. “But the public’s response to our cry of anguish was amazing, even in a time of hardship, people are continuing to make donations.” Plans are underway to use donations to open two new children’s homes next year. The new homes, set to house children facing neglect, abuse and poverty, will be located in Aigio and Agrinio. The Smile of the Child’s call for help to Greek communities in Australia and around the world is a mark of the significance of the relationship between Greek people and the diaspora. Greek-Australian community groups such as the Hellenic Democratic Initiative and the Greek Ambassadors group has actively campaigned to raise funds and resources to those in need in Greece. Australian Ambassador to Greece Jenny Bloomfield has also taken an interest in the cause, donating aid as well as help raise the organisation’s profile in Australia. For every euro donated to The Smile of the Child, 10 cents goes towards administrative costs and 90 cents goes towards the organisation’s nation-wide services. For more information on how to donate and to see where donations are going, head to The Smile of the Child’s website: http://www.hamogelo.gr/.last_img read more

Nouvelles découvertes sur laprès Big Bang

first_imgNouvelles découvertes sur l’après Big BangLes premières étoiles de l’Univers, apparues après le Big Bang, n’étaient pas seules. C’est ce qu’a permis de révéler une simulation informatique, indiquent des scientifiques.Les étoiles se forment à partir de nuages de gaz sous pression et de la gravitation à laquelle ils sont soumis. En augmentant en densité, le gaz se réchauffe, la pression augmente et, si elle se poursuit, cette compression donne naissance à une étoile. Ce mécanisme fonctionne particulièrement bien si le gaz contient des composés chimiques comme le carbone ou l’oxygène, indique le Daily Mail.À lire aussiPourquoi l’hélium change-t-il la voix ?L’étude qui vient d’être publiée dans Science Express montre donc un nouvel aspect de l’après Big Bang. En effet, une simulation informatique a été réalisée et a permis de découvrir que, contrairement à ce qui était communément admis jusque-là, les toutes premières étoiles de l’Univers étaient accompagnées de disques de gaz.Le gaz qui est à l’origine de la formation des étoiles tourne et est donc dans l’impossibilité d’être directement accumulé dans l’étoile elle-même. Il forme alors une structure semblable à un disque gazeux. Ce n’est que sous l’influence des frictions internes de gaz que ce disque va devenir instable et se fragmenter en plusieurs éléments.Ainsi, le gaz ne forme pas une étoile centrale mais un groupe d’étoiles. Grâce à cette nouvelle découverte, il deviendrait possible de détecter les véritables toutes premières étoiles de l’Univers. De futures missions spatiale devraient donc être programmées pour partir explorer ces premières explosions datant de l’origine de l’Univers, l’après Big Bang immédiat.Le 9 février 2011 à 09:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more