first_imgNITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Sunday said while Gujarat had done very well in industrialisation, it would need to do some catching-up in the health and education sectors.Mr. Kumar met Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and senior State officials here.“Gujarat’s achievements in education and health are not like those in other areas like industrialisation, infrastructure and energy…I talked about this with the State government,” he said, speaking to reporters after the meeting. He was happy to learn from the government that budgetary allocations for health and education had been increased for 2018-19.He was told that the State was planning “big success this year itself” in the health sector, and district collectors had been asked to pay special attention to child malnutrition and the maternal mortality ratio, Mr. Kumar said.last_img read more

first_imgNahan (HP), Sep 8(PTI) About 80 students were today taken ill after consuming meal served to them during a sports tournament at a middle school in Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh.The students had gathered for a mid-school level sports tournament. They started vomiting along with loose motions and giddiness soon after consuming the meal and were rushed to Sub-Divisional hospital at Shillai, an official said.Chief Medical Officer Sirmaur, Dr Sanjay Sharma said the students were out of danger.”A team of doctors has been sent to Shillai and all the children are improving and out of danger,” he said.The Sub-divisional Magistrate of Shillai, Vivek Shukla said the students were being monitored and most of them were expected to be discharged soon.”The cause of is not known but it could be due to food poisoning,” a doctor attending to the children said. PRI CORR PCL CHT RG CHTlast_img read more

first_imgHTC is launching a new flagship phone called the HTC U11 on May 16. The smartphone maker a few days ago confirmed the launch date on its official Twitter handle. Ever since then, speculations about the device have been making rounds on the web. The latest report shows that info-graphic of the retail packing of the upcoming HTC U11, which allegedly reveals complete specifications of the smartphone.HTC U11 was spotted on GeekBench yesterday which also disclosed a lot about the handset. The retail box info-graphic almost confirms the specifications that the device is expected to come packed with. AS per the new listing, the HTC U11 will be powered by the similar processor as the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and also the recently announced Xiaomi Mi 6 – Snapdragon 835. The report comes from My Smart Price.Also Read: HTC U11 with Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM, Android 7.1.1 Nougat spottedDisplay wise, the smartphone is going to sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, which is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5. On the camera front, the device features a 12-megapixel primary camera which comes also with OIS and HTC’s “UltraPixel 3” and “UltraSpeed AF” brandings. While on the front, the upcoming HTC device comes with a 16MP front-facing selfie shooter with f/2.0 and selfie panorama.Furthermore, the listing confirms the coming of Edge Sense technology with the HTC’s upcoming device. The info-graphics further shows that 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage space. Like rumoured earlier, the retail package doesn’t show the 4G RAM, 64GB storage variant of the phone. The specifications are almost-accurate to that of the GeekBench listing. HTC U11 is also tipped to come with a 3.5mm audio jack and water-resistance features onboard. Chances are such that these specifications are almost confirmed, as it comes from the retail packaging of the handset. However, no official statement by the company on the same.advertisementAs per the GeekBench listing, the upcoming HTC U11 is expected to support Bluetooth 5.0 like that of the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Furthermore, the listing also shows that the smartphone will run on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat.Also Read: HTC U11 official video teaser shows Edge Sense feature, launch set for May 16Apart from revealing a bit about the specs of the upcoming HTC device, GeekBench listing also reveals the single-core and multi-core test of the upcoming HTC U11. According to which, the HTC smartphone is in full power to beat the recently launch Samsung Galaxy S8 and also S8+. As per the scores, HTC U11 managed to score around 1912 during the single-core test and 6137 during multi-core test.While on the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S8 scored 1916 during single-core test and 6011 while multi-core test. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S8+ scored a little higher than that the S8. The smartphone managed to score 1929 in single-core test and 6084 during multi-core test. So, a tough competition is on its way for both the Samsung devices.last_img read more

first_imgMOSCOW — IOC President Thomas Bach said Saturday he is confident Russia will enact the necessary anti-doping reforms in time for its track and field athletes to be cleared to compete in next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Bach gave his backing to Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov, who has been tasked with overseeing reforms to Russia’s athletics federation, anti-doping agency and national drug-testing lab, all of which were implicated in a sharply critical World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission report Monday.The IOC announced the agreement with Zhukov a day after Russia was provisionally suspended from international competition, including the Olympics, by the International Association of Athletics Federations.“We are confident that the initiatives being proposed by the ROC, with the responsible international organizations, WADA and the IAAF, will ensure compliance as soon as possible in order to provide participation of the clean Russian athletes at the Olympic Games,” Bach said in a statement. TweetPinShare0 Shares The Russian Olympic body “will coordinate all efforts in Russia to address the issues mentioned” in the WADA report, the IOC said, adding that all athletes, coaches and officials who are accused of involvement in doping will be punished.“All doped athletes will be sanctioned. … All clean athletes will be protected,” the statement said.Bach and Zhukov met Thursday at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Zhukov is also a senior Russian political figure and ally of President Vladimir Putin.“The Russian Olympic Committee is determined that the clean athletes should compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” Zhukov said in the IOC statement. “Anyone found guilty of using illegal drugs or anyone who facilitated or was complicit in their use must be punished.”Monday’s report by the WADA panel accused the Russian federation’s coaches and officials of operating a vast doping program with state backing, while the Russian anti-doping agency, known as Rusada, and the national lab were alleged to have covered up failed drug tests by Russian athletes.A crucial meeting is scheduled Sunday of the Russian athletics federation leadership to discuss the fallout of Russia’s exclusion from competition. It will take place at the Sports Ministry and will be attended by Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko in attendance, federation spokeswoman Alla Glushchenko told The Associated Press.Mutko has spoken of his readiness to make personnel changes to ensure Russia can return to competition for the Olympics. To “fire everyone” would be an acceptable price to pay, he told reporters Friday.Also Saturday, the head of the federation said he could appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The track federation’s acting president, Vadim Zelichenok, said Russia is focused on finding “a rational compromise” to have the ban lifted but could appeal to CAS if the IAAF “tells us clearly that it doesn’t accept any of our arguments.”He added that lengthy court proceedings might actually reduce Russia’s hopes of having its ban lifted in time for the Rio Olympics, which are just nine months away.Zelichenok also told Russian media he had considered resigning, but suggested it would not be of use since any successor would not necessarily be better. Under federation rules, the successor would be chosen from among the six vice-presidents rather than being an outsider with no links to the doping scandal.The European track and field association also confirmed Russia was banned from its competitions. European Athletics said in a statement that it would formally notify Russia of the suspension Saturday. The first competition Russia would miss is the European cross country championships in France next month.JAMES ELLINGWORTH, AP Sports Writer__This story has been corrected to show that the European cross country championships will be held in France next month.A car is driven past the Anti-Doping Center, Russia’s national laboratory for sports drug testing in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Russian track and field athletes could be banned from next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a devastatingly critical report accused the country’s government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups. The World Anti-Doping Agency commission set up to investigate doping in Russia said even the country’s intelligence service, the FSB, was involved, spying on Moscow’s anti-doping lab, including during last year’s Olympics in Sochi. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)last_img read more

first_imgBengaluru FC suffered their first defeat of the 2018-19 Indian Super League season when they went down 0-1 to Mumbai City FC at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday. The top two teams were engaged in a hard-fought battle and the winner was decided courtesy of an emphatic finish by Paulo Machado in the first-half at the end of an excellent counter-attack.With 27 points in the kitty, Mumbai equalled Bengaluru on points in the standings and are now placed on top of the table due to their head-to-head advantage. With plenty at the stake at the top of the table, the teams were tentative with their forays in the early stages of the game.Rahul Bheke, playing on the left side of the defence, was afforded space and time on the ball and the defender made full use to create a good opening for the visitors in the 16th minute. Bheke’s cross found Xisco Hernandez in the centre of the box and the stand-in striker’s half-baked attempt on goal was tipped over the bar by an alert Amrinder Singh.Paulo Machado’s first-half goal proved to be enough for @MumbaiCityFC as they got the better of @bengalurufc. He is the Hero of the Match from #MUMBEN!#HeroISL #LetsFootball #FanBannaPadega #BreakKeBaad Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 27, 2019Slightly against the run of play, as Bengaluru were finding their feet in the game, Mumbai broke the deadlock with a lightning-quick counter-attack in the 29th minute. Arnold Issoko headed clear Xisco’s corner-kick and set Rafael Bastos free on a counter up the field. The forward released Paulo Machado behind the defence and the midfielder slotted past Gurpreet Singh Sandhu with aplomb to complete a move that lasted a mere 15 seconds.advertisementMumbai’s willingness to sit back and hit Bengaluru on the counter frustrated the visitors in the final third. With the game in slow gear, a Kean Lewis cross from the left flank just before the break found Juanan in between the Mumbai centre-backs but the Bengaluru defender headed agonizingly wide.Paulo Machado’s famous celebration is back at the Mumbai Football Arena #BreakKeBaad!Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: users can watch it LIVE on the app. #HeroISL #ISLMoments #LetsFootball #MUMBEN #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 27, 2019Modou Sougou, having been restricted by the high defensive line of Bengaluru in the first half, beat the offside trap to connect to a long ball into the box in the 49th minute. The Senegalese striker tried to beat Gurpreet with a drilled effort from inside the box but the India custodian got down in time to keep it out.While Bengaluru were restricted to efforts from distance, Issoko continued to threaten from the right. A teasing cross in the 56th minute found Machado in the box whose first-time shot needed a vital block from Erik Paartalu to keep the scoreline unchanged.Sougou managed to beat the offside trap again in the 61st minute and was fed through on goal by Rafael Bastos. The striker’s powerful shot on goal was saved well by Gurpreet. Mumbai’s defence stood firm to prevent late drama and shut the doors on the league leaders to hand them their first league stage defeat in more than 12 months.Also Watch:last_img read more

first_imgTrailblazers defeated Supernovas by just 2 runs in the first match of the Women’s T20 Challenge at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday.Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur tried her best to take Supernovas across the finishing line with an unbeaten 46 from 34 balls. But it was the experience of Jhulan Goswami that helped Trailblazers get the first win if the three-team tournament.Supernovas started their chase slowly after Sophie Ecclestone dismissed opener Priya Punia in just the second over of the innings.#WIPL (@IPL) May 6, 2019Jemimah Rodrigues joined Sri Lankan Chamari Athapaththu in the middle and the pair struck a good partnership for the second wicket. Jemimah and Athapaththu rotated the strike and hit the occasional boundary.But a brilliant piece of fielding from West Indian Shakera Selman on her followthrough, sent the Indian youngster back, for a well made 24.Chamari Athapaththu followed her back to the dugout soon as she tried to up the ante. In her search, she found Harleen Deol in the deep of the fielding of Rajeshwari Gayakwad.Natalie Sciver couldn’t add much to the scoreboard as she was caught by Sophie Ecclestone for just 1 run, again off the bowling of Rajeshwari.The pair of Harmanpreet and Sophie Devine cam together for a 48-run partnership to take their team to within a touching distance of the target.Ecclestone trapped Devine to end the stand as Supernovas started to doubt. Up stepped Harmanpreet.The Supernovas skipper smashed the Trailblazers bowlers all around the park as they hurtled towards the target.advertisementIn the last over, the equation came down to 19 off 6 balls as the senior-most bowler in Trailblazers’ ranks took the ball. Harmanpreet smashed four boundaries off the first five balls to bring it down to 3 runs from the last ball. But in the end, experience won, as Jhulan got Harmanpreet to miss as Suzie Bates was run out trying to sneak through a run.The Trailblazers Skipper @mandhana_smriti is the Player of the Match for her match-winning knock of 90 (@IPL) May 6, 2019Earlier, Smriti Mandhana’s brilliant knock of 90, backed by Harleen Deol’s 36, helped Trailblazers post 140/5 from their quota of 20 overs.Smriti, who repaired the early damage, faced 67 balls and her knock was laced with 10 boundaries and three hits into the stands.Put into to bat, Trailblazers lost opener Suzie Bates early with just 11 runs on the board after 1.3 overs. Anuja Patil who accounted for the wicket of the opener.The Supernovas, however, failed to make any further inroads soon as the Trailblazers duo of Smriti and Harleen put up 50 runs for the second wicket in 9.4 overs. The duo then helped their side touch the three-figure mark in style as Smriti smashed leggie Poonam Yadav for a six over extra cover in the 16th over.Pacer Sophie Devine finally came up with the much-needed breakthrough as she dismissed Harleen in the 19th over before Radha Yadav also jolted Trailblazers by sending back a well-settled Smriti in the final over.Dayalan Hemalatha (2*) and Stafanie Taylor (2*) could then only manage to add three runs to the team tally.Trailblazers will take on Velocity, led by Mithli Raj, at the same ground on Tuesday.Also Read | There is still time before women cricketers get equal pay, says Mithali Rajlast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool ‘Top heavy Liverpool are going nowhere’ – Hamann slams Klopp’s creation Goal Last updated 2 years ago 20:35 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jurgen Klopp, Manchester City v Liverpool, Sept. 17 Getty Images Liverpool UEFA Champions League Liverpool v Sevilla Sevilla Premier League Jürgen Klopp The former Reds midfielder has questioned the “unbalanced” ranks at Anfield, with the wrong additions being made to a defensively unstable side Liverpool are working with one of the most “unbalanced squads” in the club’s history, with Dietmar Hamann accusing them of being “top heavy”.While the Reds continue to impress on the front foot, their defensive struggles are proving to be something of a problem.Liverpool 40/1 to beat Burnley 3-1 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 Jurgen Klopp has pieced together a side full of goals – with Mohamed Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain added to the creativity department this summer – but they remain porous at the back.Hamman believes the wrong areas of the squad have been addressed in recent transfer windows and fears the club will stagnate for as long as they turn a blind eye to their faults.The former Reds midfielder told RTE after seeing Klopp’s side held to a 2-2 draw by Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday: “On the bench tonight, you had [Daniel] Sturridge, [Philippe] Coutinho and Oxlade-Chamberlain – I’m not sure why he was bought.“In defence, you have the likes of [Alberto] Moreno and [Dejan] Lovren – I’d have questions marks over these two and [Ragnar] Klavan, who was a sub tonight.”I have rarely seen a more unbalanced squad in Liverpool’s history. Dietmar Hamann Liverpool unbalanced“It’s very top heavy. In a recent game they won 4-0, they lose 5-0 and tonight they give the game away.”They are always prone to mistakes. I don’t think this team is going anywhere.”Liverpool have produced something of a mixed bag so far this season.A crushing 4-0 victory over Arsenal has been the undoubted highlight, while a 5-0 mauling away at Manchester City when down to 10 men represents the lowest point so far.They will get another opportunity to start adding greater consistency to their game when Burnley pay a visit to Merseyside on Saturday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

first_imgTransfers Werner opens transfer door to Man Utd, Barcelona, Real Madrid & Man City Chris Burton 18:19 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Timo Werner RB Leipzig Getty Transfers Real Madrid RB Leipzig Barcelona Manchester United Manchester City Primera División Bundesliga Premier League The RB Leipzig striker has emerged as one of Europe’s most sought-after talents and admits that he would welcome a future move to an elite side RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has offered transfer hope to the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City.The 21-year-old has shot to prominence over the last 18 months, with a move in the summer of 2016 having offered him the perfect stage on which to thrive.AdChoices广告Having never been prolific after breaking through at Stuttgart, Werner has netted 37 times in just 61 appearances for Leipzig. 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 That return, coupled with his obvious future potential, has attracted admiring glances from afar and the Germany international has now left the door open for a high-profile switch to be made.Werner told Sport 1 on the mounting interest being shown in from leading sides across Europe: “If you take Germany, it would be a lie to say that you would not like to play for Bayern.”It would be a lie to say in England you’d not like to play for Manchester United or Manchester City.”Spain – Barca or Real. There are great clubs in every league. Italy or France would not be my leagues, but the other three.”There are so many clubs you’d like to play for. I don’t want to tie myself down. I’ll see what happens.”While Werner is allowing himself to think about the future, his present is tied to Leipzig on a contract through to 2020.His current club care understandably reluctant to part with such talent and have opened discussions regarding fresh terms.Leipzig’s sporting director Ralf Rangnick has told Kicker of the speculation surrounding Werner: “Timo definitely knows he is still playing with us now and next season.”We are also in talks to adjust and extend his contract.”Timo Werner RB LeipzigWerner has also suggested that he will stick around for at least one more year, with his focus currently locked on the 2017-18 campaign and a possible World Cup challenge.He added: “The new season is still far away.”We have big goals with RB, want to qualify for Champions League. Hopefully, I’ll go the World Cup after that, and only then I will think about the future.”Right now, I feel good here at Leipzig. My contract says that I should, must, can, will play here for another two years. That’s why there are no other thoughts.”last_img read more

first_img Of course, it didn’t take long for some on Twitter to point out the hypocrisy in these statements. Coaches, like Petersen, are free to leave at any time.Also, Petersen has accepted transfer players from other programs on his roster. His projected starting quarterback, Jacob Eason, began his college career at Georgia.It’s amazing how the other side of that coin never gets talked about. When someone transfers, they’re leaving the social life, academic structure and locker room culture they know and starting over. That isn’t easy or something most people would do lightly.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 24, 2019A fair follow-up question to Chris Petersen would be whether he thinks Jacob Eason tapped out when things got tough at Georgia.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 24, 2019Washington HC Chris Petersen “tapped out” of his job at Boise St to go to WashingtonHypocrisy of college coaches knows no bounds— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 24, 2019Chris Petersen, on the other hand, would never leave a program for a situation he thought was better.— Guy Incognito (@StaircaseWhitt) July 24, 2019Petersen’s comments are very different from Jim Harbaugh’s. The Michigan coach recently said he is in favor of a one-time, penalty-free transfer for all student-athletes.Of course, Petersen is technically correct in saying there’s no guarantee a player will find find a better situation elsewhere.But the fact the portal affords them more autonomy to seek out a fresh start is a good thing, even if Petersen disagrees. A closeup of Washington coach Chris Petersen.SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 20: Head coach Chris Petersen of the Washington Huskies looks on during the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Husky Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)It seems like every big-name coach is being asked about college football transfers this offseason. Washington’s Chris Petersen spoke about the topic at Pac-12 Media Day today.What Petersen said is drawing him some criticism. A self-professed “old school” coach, it turns out Petersen is not a fan of the transfer portal.He told the media today he finds the portal “harmful” because it might influence an athlete to “tap out” of a difficult situation.Washington HC Chris Petersen says he’s old-school, believes the transfer portal is harmful to the athletes because it “allows them to tap out” when they face a hard situation and just go somewhere else they think things will be better, when oftentimes that’s not the case.— (@DevilsDigest) July 24, 2019last_img read more

first_imgWashington DC: America’s grinding trade wars are darkening the economic horizon and could justify a decrease in interest rates, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday. But Powell also insisted the central bank was “insulated” from political pressures despite President Donald Trump’s persistent criticism of the Fed chairman. Powell’s speech in New York amplified the central bank’s recent message that policymakers are ready to step in to protect the world’s largest economy, which next week will mark its longest expansion on record but is showing increasing signs of strain. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepMarkets overwhelmingly expect the Fed to cut rates next month as Trump’s trade battles drag on and the global economy slows — both factors that have begun to dent business confidence and investment in the United States. But Powell was careful to temper this message, warning that the central bank would not “overreact” to individual data points and short-term swings in sentiment that could quickly evaporate. “The question my colleagues and I are grappling with is whether these uncertainties will continue to weigh on the outlook and thus call for additional policy accommodation,” Powell said in prepared remarks. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsTrump has repeatedly — and publicly — demanded looser monetary policy, even though the Fed is meant to be above the political fray. The Fed last week held steady on interest rates for the fourth time this year. And with US unemployment near historic lows and inflation forecast to rise only slowly, the outlook remained generally “favorable,” Powell said. But risks to that outlook have grown, he added, as recent progress on resolving trade disputes had deteriorated, producing greater uncertainty. Powell said business people have voiced “heightened concern” over trade, which may have hit confidence and could also be turning up in economic data, such as weakening investment by companies. But he cautioned that current economic warning signs could prove temporary and the US central bank should seek confirmation before taking any policy action. “It’s important not to overreact in the short term to things which may turn out to be temporary,” he said. Nevertheless, he said “many” members of the Fed’s rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee believe the case for cutting rates had “strengthened.” “A lot has changed since December, including estimates of global growth for 2019 have come down substantially,” he said during a Q&A following the speech. He pointed in particular to the near-collapse of US-China trade talks last month. “My colleagues and I still see a favorable outlook as the most likely outlook,” he said. “But we do see that the risks to that outlook have increased. We’re very mindful of those risks and prepared to use our policy tools to support activity as needed.”last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: An FIR has been registered against a police inspector in Mumbai for “inaction” in the case of allegedrape of a 19-year-old woman who later died at a hospital, police said on Sunday.The woman, who belonged to a Scheduled Caste as per her lawyer, was allegedly raped by four of her friends in Mumbai in the first week of July. She was later admitted to a state-run hospital in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad city where she died on August 28.Based on the complaint by lawyer Nitin Satpute, representing the woman’s family, an FIR was lodged against Chunabhatti police station’s inspector Deepak Surve on Saturday, according to police. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In the complaint, Satpute alleged “inaction” by the police in handling the case.He claimed the police also failed to register offences against the accused under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, as the victim belonged to a Scheduled Caste.”Prima facie, there is a serious flaw on part of the police, who, inspite of the efforts made by the victim’s family to seek action against the gangrape culprits, didn’t bother to act against the accused,” Satpute alleged. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”The First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against police inspector Deepak Surve under the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for humiliating the victim,” he added.The alleged rape came to light only when the woman complained of pain in her private parts on July 24 and was admitted to a private hospital in Aurangabad, located around 325 km from here.The doctors suspected that she had been raped and informed the police and she was shifted to the government-run hospital. As per the complaint filed at Begumpura police station in Aurangabad, on July 7 the woman came to Mumbai.Four of her friends decided to celebrate her birthday.After cutting the cake, the four allegedly raped her, police said.The woman later returned to Aurangabad but did not tell her parents about the incident, the official said.The case was subsequently transferred to Chunabhatti police station here.Senior NCP leader Supriya Sule on Friday led the party’s protest march here, demanding an SIT probe into the woman’s death.She accused the BJP-led state government of being “insensitive” towards women safety.The Lok Sabha MP from Baramati, who was accompanied by NCP Mumbai chief Nawab Malik and MLC Vidya Chavan, pitched for forming a special investigation team (SIT), contending the on- going probe into the matter not being carried out “properly”.The NCP also called for immediate arrests of the accused.Later, state Legislative Council’s Deputy Chairperson Neelam Gorhe said she has instructed the Mumbai Police to trace the accused and ensure the charge sheet in the matter is filed properly.last_img read more

first_imgOn Monday November 12, Kevin Nealon hosted the first annual Celebrity Golf Classic with organizer and producer Steve DiMarco.Suzanne DeLaurentiis and Kevin NealonCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsProducer Suzanne DeLaurentiis provided additional help with PR/Marketing/Tee Prizes to benefit Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, CA. Executive Director of the Melanoma Foundation Tim Turnam spoke at the awards dinner about how important it is to help the foundation by raising money and awareness. Some of the other celebrity supporters included: Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Ray Romano, Scott Elrod, Joe Mantegna, David James Elliott, Gregory Harrison and more.Joe Mantegna at Celebrity Golf ClassicCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsKevin Nealon is a longtime Saturday Night Live cast member and star of the hit series “Weeds”. After recently lost a friend to skin cancer he decided to fight back against the disease by partnering with the MRF to raise critical funding urgently needed for melanoma research.Adam Levine at Celebrity Golf ClassicCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsSome of the sponsors included: Universal, Goldman Sachs, Showtime, Lionsgate, Netflix, Kevin Nealon, Jewels by Anita, Dallas Malloy, Lovoka Liqeur, MDSolarSciencesTM, and Zenify.The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma in the United States. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF’s website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers. For more information please visit: ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

first_imgDennis Ward APTN National NewsA woman who says she lost almost everything in Manitoba’s flood of the century is now at risk of losing more.That`s because the province’s housing authority is accusing her of being a fake.dward@aptn.calast_img

10 July 2007The senior United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has condemned yesterday’s murder of a local politician in the far east of the country, saying it seems to be part of an emerging pattern of assassinations of political and business leaders in that region of the vast nation. The body of Floribert Bwana Chuy Bin Kositi, the provincial secretary of the Congolese Rally for Democracy political party, was found yesterday in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, which borders Uganda and Rwanda.William Lacy Swing, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the DRC, called the killing of Mr. Chuy Bin Kositi an “odious crime” that had occurred as efforts were being stepped up to bring lasting peace to North Kivu, one of the most volatile regions of the country.Mr. Swing – who is also head of the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) – called on Congolese authorities to do their utmost to ensure that the sponsors and perpetrators of the murder are located and brought to justice.“MONUC is preoccupied by the murders and kidnappings who have recently taken place in the region” around North Kivu, Mr. Swing said in a press statement issued yesterday in Kinshasa, the DRC capital.He stressed that the culture of impunity around such killings and abductions, whether they are targeted or apparently random, must stop. read more

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. Their son grabbed a bag which had their passports and phone in, but they left all their other belongings behind.Seeking refuge in a tunnel, strangers gave them dry clothes. “Everybody was crying, distraught,” Lisa said.On Wednesday evening, concerns were raised that up to 300 bridges, viaducts and tunnels in Italy were also at risk of structural failure too.The death toll from the disaster has risen to 39, including three children. The couple’s daughter had no shoes on and it was not possible to pick her up, the couple recalled, as a tidal wave of people headed to their spot. British couple Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell, from Bicester, Oxfordshire, told how the stopped briefly at a rest area with their two children on their travels through Italy “I was driving. The rain was so severe you could only see a few cars in front of you.”Something didn’t feel right. We felt we were sliding to the right.”Nicola said: “The car moved sideways and we shuddered. We thought it was the wind but now we wonder if it was the road twisting.””Everyone’s red lights came on,” Lisa said. “Then it seemed like seconds later the reverse lights came on. The car in front reversed and crashed into us. Nobody could really move.’ A British family on a three-week holiday to Italy told of their narrow escape from the Genoa bridge collapse that killed 39 people.Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell, from Bicester, Oxfordshire, were forced to flee from their car and leave most of their belongings behind when a 650-foot portion of the Morandi motorway bridge in northern Italy disintegrated on Tuesday.Describing how they were confronted by a row of red lights from the cars in front, they said vehicles began to reverse suddenly as cars drifted across the road.The couple said it was fortunate they had stopped briefly before reaching the bridge to use the toilet.”We had stopped at a service station to use the toilet,’ Lisa said. ‘Thank God, or it could have been worse.’ British couple Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell, from Bicester, Oxfordshire, told how the stopped briefly at a rest area with their two children on their travels through ItalyCredit:Facebook read more

NEW DELHI, India (CMC) Darren Sammy said he still cares about the game in the Caribbean, but he loses little sleep about a recall to the West Indies team.The former West Indies captain said he had little regret about publicly chiding the West Indies Cricket Board after winning last year’s Twenty20 World Cup final against England, which was the final time he played for the regional side.Darren Sammy“It is sad that my last international was the World T20 final,” Sammy told the Press Trust of India news agency. “I am still available for selection in limited overs cricket, but I am not going to cry over non-selection.“I am still out there playing in the different leagues around the world, if selected I am available. But I am not crying over spilt milk.”The 33-year-old Sammy had modest returns in an international career for West Indies during which he played 38 Tests, 126 One-day and 66 Twenty20 Internationals between 2004 and last year.He was, however, widely praised for his passionate leadership which inspired the team to win the T20 World Cup twice (2012 and last year) and perform creditably in the other two formats of the game, even rising to fifth in the Test rankings.But his outburst following the T20 World Cup final last year was dimly viewed by regional administrators and he subsequently lost the leadership of the T20 side to World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite.“What I said on the podium after winning the final, I said it from my heart,” said Sammy. “I said what I had to. I expected things to happen. But I don’t lose sleep over it anymore.“God has blessed me tremendously. He is my selector. So I am not worried about what is going to happen. I still do care about West Indies cricket, but if I am not selected, I am not going to sulk over it.”Sammy is in India to as part of the Kings XI Punjab team playing in the Indian Premier League T20 tournament. It’s the latest of the T20 gigs of which he has been a part, as he continues to play the game around the world.Kings XI Punjab are currently fifth in the standings going into their game yesterday. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSammy wants to play in upcoming seriesMarch 15, 2017In “latest news”Defiant Sammy laments West Indies ‘mess’October 27, 2016In “latest news”Top West Indians will continue international snub: SammyJune 20, 2017In “latest news” read more

first_imgA fully automated plow system supplied by Bucyrus DBT (DBT’s new name following its acquisition by Bucyrus International) and commissioned at Jinhuagong mine in China in 2005 is setting new production records. With an uptime of over 95%, the plow system – a Gleithobel® GH 42 with 1,600 kW of cutting power and equipped with the PF 4/1132 plow line pan –  achieved a best shift output of 3,760 t in July 2007. The best daily output reached 5,700 t. In July, the plow team safely mined 100,031 t of raw coal, a new record for the plow working team at this mine. Bucyrus DBT says: “This achievement is outstanding given that the longwall is mining hard coal.” The seam is 200 m long and varies in thickness from 1.35 to 1.5 m.In addition to the plow, the longwall system comprises state-of-the-art DBT PM 4 shield control and plow control technology for complete automation, requiring no operators at the face. The plow is driven by two 400 kW motors via a 38-mm plow chain. The conveying system, speed of plow, depth of cut and shield support controls are tailored to Jinhuagongis mining conditions to maximize performance and safety.Established in 1956, Jinhuagong coal mine is located 12 km west of Datong in the north of China. It had an annual output of 4.25 Mt in 2005 and is a key mine of Datong Coal Mine Group, producing high-quality steam coal.last_img read more

first_imgThe Deep 1 project at Agnico-Eagle’s Goldex mine in Quebec was declared to be in commercial production in July 2017 and is progressing well. The mining method is long-hole stoping with cemented paste backfill, the same method used in the M and E zones. The mining rate for Deep 1 is approximately 6,000 t/d. Production from Deep 1 is expected to extend the Goldex mine life through 2025. In its latest report from October 2017, the company states that to date, two stopes have been mined with positive reconciliation to the block model. Mining activities in the Deep 1 area are expected to continue to ramp up through 2018. Given the successful start-up of Deep 1 and encouraging exploration results, the company is evaluating the potential to mine a portion of the Deep 2 Zone, which starts below the Deep 1 Zone at 1,200 m below surface.The main ore mining fleet includes five Caterpillar R2900G XTRA LHDs and two Sandvik LH621 LHDs along with seven Caterpillar 45 t AD45B trucks. Production drilling and blasting uses Cubex 6200 ITH drills and 100% bulk emulsion with electronic detonators is used, with an Orica emulsion pump mounted on a carrier (3,000 kg capacity). Ground support uses 10-15 m cable bolts.Agnico Eagle has said because it is a low grade deposit, it had to come up with a new and cost effective way to transport the ore underground. “That’s when the engineers came up with the idea to bring in a new technology called the Rail-Veyor.” Frederic Langevin said one of the reasons the mine chose Rail-Veyor because unlike regular conveyors, the Rail-Veyor can easily negotiate turns. “There are also other health and safety and industrial hygiene advantges. There are many other aspects, including operating costs that are lower than using trucks.” The company said a lot of effort was put into the project especially on the regulation side. It was also a challenge to develop the mine to accommodate the Rail-Veyor in terms of steepness, with a 17-20% ramp and ascending 500 ft.The Rail-Veyor has a series of two wheeled rail cars that form a continuous open trough to transport material. A series of dual-stationary drive stations located at intervals along the track provides the forward thrust or brake action. Material is dumped from the train by inverting the train in a vertical loop. The Goldex installation has 3 km of rail, with six trains of 160m (68 cars each), five by-passes and 91 drive stations with ore transported at 600 t/h. The system is remote controlled and electrically powered, essentially a light rail haulage solution. The conveyor is propelled by foam-filled tyres at the drive stations located at intervals along the track, which begins at the 1,250 m level below surface and ends at the 730 m level. The ore is dumped by the Caterpillar trucks into a grizzly with openings of 18 in by 18 in and there’s a rockbreaker room at the 1,150 m level to handle oversize. A vibrating feeder feeds the material to the Rail-Veyor cars, depositing the fines first to avoid damage to the troughs.last_img read more