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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation sets up inquiry panel

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first_imgMumbai: The city civic body has set up a committee to inquire into the death of a man after he allegedly got sucked into an MRI machine and inhaled the liquid oxygen that leaked out of a cylinder he was carrying. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is also planning to issue stricter guidelines to all civic body-run hospitals in view of the incident, an official said. Authorities at the Nair Hospital, where the incident occurred, said they were cooperating with the police in its investigation. Rajesh Maru (32), carrying a liquid oxygen cylinder, was killed on Saturday evening when he was yanked into the jaws of the MRI machine and inhaled the gas that leaked out of the container, his family said. The police, however, said Maru was killed when he inhaled excessive oxygen that oozed out of the cylinder when he entered the MRI room with a relative, who was there to undergo the scan. A senior official of the civic body-run Nair Hospital in Central Mumbai on Monday told PTI, “The BMC administration has set up a probe committee, headed by the deputy municipal commissioner. The inquiry report is expected by next Monday.” He said the BMC will issue stricter orders for hospital staff for handling MRI machines. Nair Hospital’s dean, Dr. Ramesh Bharmal, said, “It is a tragic incident and we will cooperate with police officials. We cannot make any comments on how the incident occurred as it is under investigation.” Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners use strong magnetic fields, electric field gradients, and radio waves to generate images of organs in the body. Metallic objects are not allowed in MRI rooms. As regards the Nair Hospital incident, the patient’s family members said they were made to remove all such items, including mobile phone handsets, before going inside. They claimed the ward boy said the oxygen cylinder could be carried in the room as the machine was not switched on. A relative of the victim on Sunday said the powerful magnetic field of the machine pulled Maru towards it along with the oxygen cylinder. “Maru’s hand got trapped in the machine while the opening of the oxygen cylinder snapped. After hearing this commotion, we all rushed inside the room and pulled him out of the machine,” he said. However, a police official said the victim, as directed by the doctor, took the patient to the MRI room for the scan.There, an oxygen cylinder leaked. The official claimed that the oxygen was in liquid form which is poisonous and the victim inhaled it in an excessive amount and died on the spot. The police booked three staffers of Nair Hospital for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and arrested a doctor and a ward boy.last_img read more

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The Next Big Indian Thing

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first_img9 of the 50 venture funded companies with the greatest promise to succeed in Wall Street Journal’s “The Next Big Thing 2011,” list have Indian founders. Xactly Corp, a San Jose, Calif., software company, which ranked third, was co-founded by Christopher Cabrera and Satish Palvai. Aster Data Systems, a San Carlos, Calif., co-founded by Mayank Bawa, ranked 7th. Web publisher Glam Media, which was co-founded by Samir Arora and Raj Narayan ranked 8th on the list, while Nimble Storage, of San Jose, Calif., a data storage company co-founded by Umesh Maheshwari and Varun Mehta, ranked 17th. Related Itemslast_img

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PSG defender Serge Aurier arrested in Paris after argument with police

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first_imgParis Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier has been arrested following an argument with police after a night out in Paris, a police official told The Associated Press on Monday.The official said Aurier was arrested at 5:50 a.m. local time after he spent the night at a club with friends near the Champs-Elysees. The official said Aurier was put in a holding cell for “using violence on a police officer.”The police official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly of the case.PSG officials said the club will wait until receiving further information before making any comment on the incident, “which did not take place during a competition period.”Aurier was suspended for six weeks in February after a video emerged on social media showing him making derogatory comments about PSG coach Laurent Blanc, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and other players.The Ivory Coast defender is widely regarded as one of the best right backs in Europe.last_img read more

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dSPACE expands its range of solutions for automated and autonomous driving applications

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first_imgWith the new ADASIS v3 Horizon Reconstructor Blockset, dSPACE expands its range of solutions for the fast and easy development of functions for automated and autonomous driving. The blockset is based on the EB robinos reconstructor from Elektrobit, which is suitable for series production. The new blockset provides the electronic horizon in HD quality via the standardized ADASIS v3 protocol, making exact route and position data available to applications in Simulink. In contrast to conventional vehicles, highly automated and autonomous vehicles must be able to recognize where they are with a precision of only a few centimeters to be able to move safely through traffic. With the new blockset, alternative vehicle positions can now be determined to the centimeter including their probabilities of occurrence. Detailed environment data, e.g., for intersections with individual lanes, enable precise maneuver calculations. Developers also benefit from the new map management, which lets them manage large volumes of data in ADASIS v3. The horizon reconstructor makes only required data available and automatically deletes superfluous data.Since the blockset is based on the EB robinos reconstructor for ADASIS v3 by Elektrobit, developers do not have to implement their own horizon reconstructor or know the details of the ADASIS protocol. “Users can fully concentrate on application development and quickly experience the results in the vehicle. Using the EB robinos Reconstructor ensures a smooth development from prototyping and transfer to the production-intent ECU,” says Dr. Michael Reichel, Head of Product Management Automated Driving at Elektrobit. The clear structure of the Horizon Reconstructor Blockset enables a quick and easy connection to the application in the vehicle. For example, adding only two blocks to the existing Simulink model makes it possible to access profiles of a vehicle trajectory.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Farnell: online reference tool provides detailed information on connectorsNext ON Semi to make battery-less IoT a reality with Bluetooth multi-sensor platformlast_img read more

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Pablo Escobar’s friend: Scorpion-kick king Rene Higuita

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first_imgColombia Whatever happened to Rene Higuita? Pablo Escobar’s scorpion-kicking friend revolutionised goalkeeping Daniel Edwards 20:14 2/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Rene Higuita Getty Images Colombia World Cup The Colombian is best known in Europe for his moment of inspired madness in a friendly against England, but his legacy deserves more recognition It is easy enough to write off Rene Higuita as one of football’s most infamous clowns. But to do so would be a disservice to a man who played a bigger part than most in revolutionising the role of the modern goalkeeper.Would we ever have seen sweeper-keepers like Manuel Neuer, Victor Valdes or Hugo Lloris had the eccentric Colombian shot-stopper not blazed a trail before them? In the 1990s, Higuita redefined the role, showing that a goalkeeper could be as good with his feet as he was with hands.But who was ‘El Loco’, and what became of the madcap No. 1 when he finally hung up his gloves? 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 Higuita’s start to life between the posts was just as unorthodox as the rest of his career. The Medellin native was originally a striker and, as a teenager, was top scorer in his school team. An injury to the side’s keeper, however, forced him into the net, and he showed such aptitude for the role that he made the position his own.That outfield influence stayed with him throughout his time in football, though, manifesting itself most notably in his outrageous dribbling skills, which he often employed to torment opposing strikers from deep.At the tender age of 23, Higuita helped Atletico Nacional to their first-ever Copa Libertadores title, the last line of defence in a team directed by Francisco Maturano and boasting players of the calibre of Andres Escobar, Leonel Alvarez and Luis Perea; essentially, the bulk of the Colombia squad that would play at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups.The 1990 edition saw the Cafeteros reach the last 16, with Higuita hailed as one of the stars of the tournament, but a failed attempt to dribble past Roger Milla allowed the veteran forward to score the goal that sent Cameroon through to the quarter-finals instead.Higuita’s madcap keeping in Italy, however, had far-ranging implications. Hypnotised by how he played his way out of trouble when receiving the ball from defenders, rather than picking the ball up as was the norm, FIFA took his antics into account when discussing and implementing the back-pass law, a motion that has helped make the modern game far faster and more entertaining for spectators.In an indirect way, the shot-stopper helped contribute to the chain of events that made football one of the biggest businesses on the planet.With 41 goals over a career that spanned 24 years, 12 clubs and five countries, Higuita also ranks alongside Jose Luis Chilavert, Rodrigo Ceni and Jorge Campos as one of history’s most prolific No.1s.English fans, meanwhile, immortalised him in 1995 thanks to the sensational ‘scorpion kick’ he produced to clear an overhit cross from Jamie Redknapp but, behind the tricks, lurked a more tragic side to the goalkeeper, whose problems with the law had already begun by the time he lit up an otherwise forgettable friendly at Wembley.At 28, he should have been at his prime for the 1994 World Cup but he instead watched the Cafeteros’ elimination from home due to a bizarre intervention in a kidnapping case.Higuita had acted as a go-between for cocaine barons Pablo Escobar – he has never hidden his friendship with the notorious trafficker and even visited him in prison on one occasion – and Carlos Molina, delivering the ransom money that allowed the latter’s daughter to go free.The player pocketed $64,000 for his “helping hand”, but was also given seven months in prison without trial, a term that meant when he was eventually released, he was in no shape to make the cut for USA ’94.“I’m a footballer, I didn’t know that was a crime,” he said later, having also gone on hunger strike for some two weeks in protest at his irregular detention.tuve la mala fortuna de no haber nacido para verte, pero a la vez tuve la fortuna de tener tecnología para revivir cada una de tus loculas @higuitarene definitivamente eres el mejor de toda la historia, y ese gol de tiro libre que le haces a river, unico…. mi favorito. pic.twitter.com/BsN9UZN6He— sebastian pastor (@sebastianpasto4) 25 de enero de 2018Ten years later and playing in Ecuador, Higuita tested positive for cocaine and received a six-month ban from footballing activities. At that point, he turned his hand to reality television, featuring on popular show Celebrity Island alongside former team-mate Alvarez, and dispensing his outspoken wisdom to fellow contestants.His footballing career finally ended in 2008, the 42-year-old retiring at Colombian side Deportivo Pereira, and he was later hospitalised for toxoplasmosis – daughter Paula admitted that “we still don’t know if he got infected because of the animals in the house (hens, chickens, ducks, five dogs and a horse) or because he likes to eat his meat rare” – before the likes of Carlos Valderrama, Faustino Asprilla and Adolfo Valencia turned out to give him a farewell match in 2010. Higuita, of course, marked the occasion with a repeat of his scorpion kick.“[The scorpion kick] will never be imitated. Today’s goalkeeper does not take risks like I used to; he is a more simple player,” Higuita lamented in an interview with El Pais.“It was taken from a kids’ game; then it came into training. I started to perfect it and, after five years, I decided to try it. I didn’t know where, how or when. It was a trick that helped put Colombia and myself on the map.”Higuita PSPerhaps it is a surprise to learn that after a playing career in which he was rarely out of the headlines, Higuita has cut a more discreet figure since retirement.The Colombian spent five years working as an assistant for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr, first under mentor ‘Pacho’ Maturana, and later with Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro, before returning to his beloved Atletico Nacional in 2017 to act as the club’s goalkeeping coach. Not that he has lost his ability to cause a stir, of course.The coach affirmed on his Twitter account at the end of 2017 that he would be making a return to football, a promise that had many Nacional fans in ecstasy before realising it was a joke for Innocents’ Day – the Spanish version of April Fools’ Day.Higuita has also campaigned for the release in Argentina of ‘Higui’, a fanatic of the goalkeeper who was jailed for killing a man trying to rape her as part of a homophobic attack.In another strange twist to his remarkable tale, the ex-goalkeeper was reportedly approached by FARC to be a candidate in future elections, as the guerrilla group transform into a peaceful political force, although Higuita later dismissed the story, claiming he lacked the “academic training” necessary to enter politics.Whether as a player, a coach or simply going about his daily life, the exuberant personality is clearly never too far away from the headlines. Higuita’s legacy, however, goes far deeper than party tricks and controversy: he was a pioneer in his own right, and one of the principal contributors to the sport as we know it today.last_img read more

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Top School’s AD Is Not Happy About Opponent’s Decision To Cancel Game

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first_imgA general view of Virginia Tech's football stadium.BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)Hurricane Florence is set to hit later this week, and it has already wrecked havoc on the college football schedule. Virginia Tech-ECU is the latest game to be cancelled.ECU, located pretty close to the coast in Greenville, N.C., elected not to travel to the game, citing “significant imminent safety concerns.”The school is also closing class for the rest of the week.Safety Concerns, Catastrophic Florence Forecast Forces ECU To Cancel Blacksburg Trip. Full story (https://t.co/Rgt1tN1Yet) #ECUAthletics #ECUFootball pic.twitter.com/lZZ2evuDr9— ECU Athletics (@ECUAthletics) September 11, 2018ECU says that it hopes to reschedule the game. However, no decision about a new date has been settled.Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock doesn’t seem thrilled about ECU’s decision.Babcock spoke to the media about the cancellation this evening. He said that he hoped ECU would hold out until tomorrow, a time frame he called “more responsible and accurate.”The phrasing, based on a tweet by WRAL’s Jeff Gravley, makes Babcock seem annoyed by today’s announcement.Quote from Va Tech AD Whit Babcock. Come on man…”We certainly understand the need for safety, of course, we just felt that tomorrow, making the decision then, would’ve been more responsible and accurate. We informed ECU of this multiple times.” @ECUPiratesFB— Jeff Gravley (@jgravleyWRAL) September 11, 2018Babcock has since apologized for how his statement came off.That wasn’t my intent. Thank you for making me aware.— Whit Babcock (@WhitBabcock) September 11, 2018Cancelling football games has to be a pain, but safety for players and staff always has to be the first priority, so it is hard to blame ECU here.This is far from the only game to be impacted this weekend. NC State-West Virginia, a pretty prominent non-conference game featuring a Heisman favorite, has also been cancelled. The same goes for UNC-UCF.Virginia and Ohio are moving their game from Charlottesville to Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville. The Commodores are on the road at Notre Dame this weekend, making the stadium available.last_img read more

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Photos of Pakistan cricketers removed from Jaipur stadium after Pulwama terror attack

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first_img India Today Web Desk JaipurFebruary 18, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 13:54 IST Rajasthan Cricket Association followed the footsteps of CCI and Mohali stadium in removing photographs of Pakistani cricketers. (@ANI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPhotographs of Pakistani cricketers have been removed from Sawai Mansingh StadiumRajasthan Cricket Association followed CCI and Mohali stadium on the actionPakistan Super League broadcast has also been suspended in IndiaRajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has removed the photographs of Pakistani cricketers from the picture gallery of Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack. Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a deadly terror attack on Thursday and Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility of the attack.RCA followed the footsteps of Cricket Club of India and the Mohali stadium authorities who also carried out similar actions condemning the terror attack.On Saturday, Cricket Club of India (CCI) had covered the portrait of Imran Khan in the restaurant hall at its Brabourne stadium headquarters in Mumbai. Secretary Suresh Bafna had said that the step was their way of condemning the barbaric attack on their security personnel.Following that, the broadcast of Pakistan Super League (PSL) was suspended in India by DSport, who held the right for the same in India.Also, photographs of various Pakistani cricketers, including Shahid Afridi, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram, inside the Mohali stadium was taken down as a “humble step” to show solidarity with the families of martyrs of the Pulwama terror attack on Sunday.IMG-Reliance then backed out from broadcasting the PSL, meaning the league will go off air unless the PCB brings in an alternate production services.On the other hand, there is continuous controversy around an I-League match between Real Kashmir FC and Minerva Punjab FC in Srinagar on Monday. While AIFF have given a go-ahead for the match in Srinagar, Minerva are not ready to travel just days after the attack and asking for written security assurance from the Home Ministry or Indian Army or the Government of India.advertisementHowever, the Shooting World Cup will not be affected by the situation in the country after National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) secretary Rajiv Bhatia confirmed on Monday that visa will not be denied to the Pakistan shooters for participation in the upcoming tournament. He said that “Home Ministry has given its approval”.Also Read | PCB reacts after CCI removes Imran Khan posters: Will take this up with ICC and BCCIFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Rajasthan Cricket AssociationFollow Cricket Club of IndiaFollow Mohali stadiumFollow IndiaFollow Pakistani cricketersFollow Pulwama terror attack Photos of Pakistan cricketers removed from Jaipur stadium after Pulwama terror attackPulwama terror attack: After Cricket Club of India and Mohali stadium, Rajasthan Cricket Association takes down photographs of Pakistan cricketers from Jaipur Stadium picture gallery.advertisementlast_img read more

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EU Reinstates Sanctions on Iranian Shipping Companies

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first_imgzoom The European Union has reimposed sanctions on an Iranian bank and 32 of the country’s shipping companies on Wednesday basing the decision on a new legal basis.According to the ruling, Bank Tejarat provided significant support to the government of Iran by offering financial resources and financing services for oil and gas development projects.The reasoning behind restoring sanctions against the 32 shipping firms was their listing under ownership of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), which was blacklisted previously. Eight companies have been removed from the list.The 40 shipping companies involved in the case include Hamburg-based Ocean Capital Administration GmbH, Kerman Shipping Co. Ltd, Woking Shipping Investments Ltd, established in Valetta, Malta among others.The European Council had already announced the reinstating of sanctions in a letter sent in March to the shipping firms’ lawyer Maryam Taher, claiming that the reasons for the blacklisting included the companies being owned or controlled by IRISL or providing training, spare parts and services to IRISL or its employees.The decision comes in the wake of a framework agreement between Iran and members of the Security Council (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France) and Germany (P5+1) on the country’s nuclear program.The framework deal stipulates that all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran will be lifted.However, sanctions on Iran will only be lifted after a final deal, which is expected to be sealed by June 30.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Nauticor to Become Sole Charterer of Bunker Vessel Kairos

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first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Germany’s Nauticor is set to become the sole charterer of the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel, the 7,500 cbm Kairos.Owned by Babcock Schulte Energy, Kairos is chartered by Blue LNG, a joint venture between Nauticor (90%) and Lithuanian company Klaipėdos Nafta (10%). The partners reached an agreement whereby KN’s share in Blue LNG would be transferred to Nauticor, with effect from September 30, 2019.The 117-meter-long vessel is used for reloading of LNG from Klaipėda terminal to the LNG reloading station situated next to the gates of the port of Klaipėda.“By having 100% control over Kairos, we will be able to optimize our LNG bunker scheduling schemes and fully focus on our core business,” Mahinde Abeynaike, Nauticor CEO, said.“We are looking forward to working closely with KN also in the future to further strengthen the Baltic Sea LNG small scale supply infrastructure. This will be conducted outside today’s joint venture structure and therefore allow both parties to act in a more flexible way,” Abeynaike added.Mindaugas Jusius, CEO of KN, explained that several years ago when the company decided to enter the charter contract, there was a lack of LNG transportation services in the market.“Therefore, we decided to become charterers of one of such vessels. At that time, it was the only possibility for KN to assure the full LNG supply chain for its customers,” Jusius added.The head of KN estimates that there are seven vessels currently providing LNG transportation services in the region of the Baltic and Northern Seas, with two more vessels under construction.Kairos started operations in the Port of Klaipėda in December 2018. The ice class vessel features the ballast-free design and installation of a CNG tank to store vapour return gas from customer vessels.last_img read more

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Mikmaw woman who stood up to cyberbullies an inspiration to others

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first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsWhen a young Mi’kmaw woman stood up to cyberbullies her post went viral.Hannah Battiste fought back against cyberbullies with humour and confidence.It drew international attention and many people told Battiste she was an inspiration.last_img

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Air Traffic controllers suspend worktorule campaign

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The Air Traffic Controllers’ Association of Sri Lanka (SLATCA) have suspended a work-to-rule campaign which was launched at all three main airports in the country.The Association said that the protest was suspended following talks with the Minister in charge. The work-to-rule campaign affected flight operations at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Mattala airport and Ratmalana airport.The work-to-rule campaign was launched over the failure by the authorities to address some of their key demands.(Colombo Gazette)

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Day of Action in Hamilton

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A group of environmentalists in Hamilton staged a day of action today.They’re trying to win support for their stand that oil trains and oil pipelines are dangerous for our communities.They’re trying to win public support and at the same time tackle the federal government. They’re fighting the government’s efforts to ship more oil to market from the oil sands in northern Alberta.“Protect our climate. Protect our climate.”The protesters shouted Saturday afternoon with a mock up of a freight train made up of oil tankers and driven by a Prime Minister who promotes the Alberta oil sands.They took their message to the Federal Government’s main building in the city.One of their concerns is the possibility of another Lac Megantic disaster of exploding train cars carrying oil.Environmentalist, Don McLean says, “We need to defend our communities and defend our climate and in Hamilton’s situation one of the key pieces is oil trains running through our city.”The protesters also say Canada should stop focusing on shipping and burning oil for fuel and think instead about energy alternatives and turning around climate change.And even more concerns about oil pipelines like Line 9 in Northern Hamilton.Environmentalist, Jim Quinn elaborated, “we do not need pipelines. what we need is another source of energy. we need another source of economy and we need to be building our green economy.”They say it won’t be easy to cut off oil use, but Canada can’t keep going in the direction it’s going in.As part of a national day of action to defend the climate, they say protesters were planning to make the same in demonstrations in 100 cities across Canada on Saturday, May 10th. read more

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Cocaine and ketamine found in every sample of shrimp tested in Suffolk

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Cocaine was found in all samples of shrimp tested in a rural area of eastern England, scientists have revealed. Scientists from King’s College London, in collaboration with the University of Suffolk, made the “surprise” discovery after taking samples from 15 locations across the farming county of Suffolk.Nic Bury from the University of Suffolk said that ketamine was also prevalent, and added: “Whether the presence of cocaine in aquatic animals is an issue for Suffolk, or more widespread an occurrence in the UK and abroad, awaits further research.”The study, published in Environment International, looked at the levels of various “micro-pollutants” in freshwater shrimp.Results showed that cocaine was found in all samples tested, and other illicit drugs such as ketamine, pesticides and pharmaceuticals were also “widespread” in the shrimp that were collected.Lead author Thomas Miller from King’s said that “concentrations were low” but that the compounds “might pose a risk to wildlife.”Colleague Leon Barron called the regular occurrence of illicit drugs in wildlife “surprising”.”We might expect to see these in urban areas such as London, but not in smaller and more rural catchments,” he added. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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IMs inaugural InPit Crushing and Conveying event continues to gather great interest

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first_imgWith attendance now approaching 100 representing 11 different countries at the last count, the industry’s first ever dedicated IPCC conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil from 21-23 September continues to garner interest in the industry where it really matters. Nearly two thirds of the event delegates attending are mining groups, engineering houses and other non-OEMs, which will make for a unique networking opportunity for all concerned. Miners attending include coal, iron ore, gold, copper and bauxite majors – most of whom are sending delegations, not individuals. All of the OEMs with IPCC systems are also represented; allowing those mining groups with an interest in the technology to see what refinements to system designs have been made of late as well as where the latest deliveries are being made, and how successful already installed systems have been.Interested parties are advised to register as soon as possible, with the event now less than two months away. This can be done online at http://corporate.im-mining.com/imevents.asp. Some sponsorship opportunities as well as booth spaces also remain – for information on these, please contact the IPCC Conference Director and IM Editor, Paul Moore as soon as possible at paul@im-mining.com. Those able to stay in Belo Horizonte until the following week also have the advantage of being able to attend the Exposibram international mining exhibition from 26-29 September. The depth of IPCC information in the program is unequalled; the following lists the 23 presentations in place; with only one slot remaining:IPCC mine planning – the differences to truck: Doug Turnbull, Principal Mining Engineer, Sandvik Mining & ConstructionApplying IPCC at your mine: John McCarthy, Project Manager, IPCC Systems, P&H MiningComing to a mine plan near you – IPCC – are you ready?: Bob McCarthy, General Manager – Americas, SnowdenCase study of IPCC systems under various mining conditions: Christian Cavagnaro, CEO, Takraf South AmericaKey success factors for the planning, operation and maintenance of IPCC systems – a view from an operator of continuous mining systems: Ruediger Durchholz, Managing Director, Engineering, RWE Power InternationalImportant parameters in the production of IPCC equipment specifications: David Morrison, Global Manager – Integrated Mining Systems, SKMDevelopments in fully mobile rigs in the modern era: Andrew Dodman, Project Director – Americas, MMD GroupIn-pit crushing with high mobility units: Jorma Kempas, Business Manager, In-Pit Crushing Solutions, MetsoDifferent methods of IPCC applied in Samarco and comparative results: José Raimundo, Specialist Engineer, SamarcoFully mobile and semi-mobile IPCC equipment designs and alternatives: Stephen Kou, Director of Sales & GPM Crushing Stations, FLSmidthHow to get value out of a fully mobile IPCC system: David Morrison, Global Manager – Integrated Mining Systems, SKMIPC with fully mobile crushing plants in regard to energy efficiency & CO2 reduction: Ulrich Mentges, Senior Manager Mine Planning & Sales – Mining, ThyssenKruppRelocation of semi-mobile crushing systems: Martin Kreßner, Senior Mining Engineer, TakrafTransport solutions for huge mining equipment: Bernd Schwengsbier, President, TII Sales (Kamag, Scheuerle and Nicolas)New approaches to traditional conveying and stacking systems for waste handling: Grant Graber, Director of Project Development, Terra Nova TechnologiesConveyor belt shifting – work preparation and execution: Ruediger Durchholz, Managing Director, Engineering, RWE Power InternationalUses of mobile conveying systems in the handling and placement of overburden: Ted Wagner, Global Product Manager of Mobile Conveying, FLSmidthWaste crushing and conveying for the Caspiche gold / copper project: Phil Morriss, Consulting Mining Engineer, Exeter ResourceMobile mineral processing: Allen Smith, Business Development Manager, Mining, PowerscreenAntamina in-pit crushing, conveying and spreading project – breaking paradigms: Cristian Apeleo Toledo, WHP Project Manager, Business Planning and Development, Compañía Minera AntaminaAlternative waste mining systems for the Paragominas bauxite mine: Hildegundes Silva, Head of Mine Planning, Mineração Paragominas and David Tutton, Consultant Mining EngineerPrecision surface mining – a breakthrough technology in the mining industry: Jim Hutchins, Senior Applications Engineer, VermeerSurface miner applications: Hermann Volk, Product Support Manager, Wirtgenlast_img read more

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TESC007 Supermarket giant gets ready for Skyfall release

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first_imgTESCO UK SHOPPERS will do a double take today when they catch a glimpse of the double 00 amended signage outside some of its Extra stores.The temporary rebranding exercise is to celebrate the release of the latest James Bond film Skyfall, which is set to be the biggest home movie release of all time and is already the UK’s highest grossing film of all time at cinemas.Tesco have said the release has led to huge pre-orders on their website.This is the first time that supermarket giant has ever altered the name on its storefront and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Managing Director, Robert Price, said the two brands together really “stand-out”: The iconic Tesc007 fascia brings together two of the country’s most recognisable logos and we’re excited to see the reaction from shoppers today.The 007 sign will feature at Tesco Extra stores in Wembley, Cheshunt, Sandhurst, Hull and Pitsea in the UK.Skyfall, which was released in the 50th anniversary year for Bond movies, has so far made a record £102 million at UK box offices. Other films in the UK top five are Avatar – £93 million; Titanic – £80 million; Toy Story 3 – £73 million; and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – £73 million.Read: Tesco chief outlines changes after horsemeat scandal >last_img read more

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Television debates make voters ponder

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first_imgThe third week of the Greek election campaign started with two television debates, which saw the leaders of the two major political parties stake their claims for support from the Greek electorate.Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and PASOK leader George Papandreou faced off on Tuesday night in what proved to be a livelier televised debate than many people expected.It was the second and last election debate before Greek voters go to the polls on October 4 but, in contrast to Monday’s discussion, when the leaders of six parties took part, only Karamanlis and Papandreou were present .The other difference was the presence of only a moderator yesterday rather than the six journalists who took part on Monday. The format allowed the two party leaders to address each other with three-minute or one-minute statements and responses to the other’s position. As on Monday, the economy was the subject on which the two leaders began their discussion.“We have to tackle the public debt now, so tougher measures are not needed in the future,” said Karamanlis. “We have two difficult years ahead of us and we have a tough uphill road ahead of us on one hand and wishful thinking on the other.”Papandreou posed a different type of dilemma to the electorate.“Either we have a government that wastes money on patron-client relationships or a government that will conduct some housekeeping,” said the PASOK leader. “The dilemma is which government will bring the average Greek family to its knees and which government will give hope of prosperity.”In an effort to kill off questions about how PASOK would fund planned rises in public sector wages and pensions, Papandreou said he would collect up to 3 billion euros in uncollected taxes, from tax dodgers, by absorbing more European Union funds and by making use of public property that is sitting idle.The PASOK leader also offered to send Karamanlis PASOK’s party’s platform in response to charges that the opposition had only adopted vague positions.The two leaders then clashed on issues such as education reform, work experience programs and the viability of pension funds before moving on to the issue of corruption.“There is bureaucracy, legal complexity, corruption and a lack of transparency,” said Papandreou. “What has the government done to improve public administration? Let me remind you of the cases that have dominated over the last six years: structured bonds, Cosmote, Vatopedi, Siemens and others.”“We referred any case that appeared to the justice system,” responded Karamanlis. “The biggest scandal in recent years is the case of the 1999 stock market bubble,” added the prime minister, referring to an incident that happened while PASOK was in power.The environment and foreign policy were the final topics of debate. The second televised debate ended with a brief final statement from the two leaders.“I am determined to take the country forward with a state that respects its citizens,’ said George Papandreou, asking for support that would give PASOK a clear parliamentary majority. “The country can progress on the road of development but we need to solve some of our chronic problems, mainly by sorting out public finances,” said Costas Karamanlis, who ended by challenging Papandreou to another debate, although PASOK later appeared to reject the proposal.No clear winner emerged from the first televised debate among the leaders of the six parties in Greece on Monday night, which lasted over three hours.The six political leaders had to answer a total of 36 questions posed by six journalists on six broad themes. One of the highlights of the night came when, in a departure from previous debates, the leaders, who had to answer a total of 36 questions posed by six journalists on six broad themes, were also given the opportunity to ask one another one question.Karamanlis and Papandreou posed their questions to each other. Karamanlis asked Papandreou to be more specific about how he would fund an increase in public spending, which the government claims would cost some 10 billion euros while Papandreou asked about the government’s failure to stamp out corruption. The leader of the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), Giorgos Karatzaferis, was asked repeatedly to answer questions about immigration, while Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga and Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) representative Alexis Tsipras had to respond to queries about economic policy and public demonstrations. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Australia prepared for European crisis fallout

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australia has called for Greece to form a new government quickly to restore confidence in the debt-laden economy. Acting Prime Minister Wayne Swan has welcomed New Democracy’s victory in Sunday’s election but said economies in the eurozone are still facing challenges and stability needs to be restored. “We certainly need a boost to growth (and) we also need longer term fiscal consolidation,” he told reporters in Canberra. “But I think Australians can be assured that we are in the strongest position of any developed economy to cope with any fallout from these events in Europe. “Our economy is 10 per cent larger than it was prior to global financial crisis,” he said Mr Swan said he was hopeful that a government would be formed quickly in Greece but warned there could be further fallout in Australia from the European debt crisis. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Julia Gillard is in Mexico for the G20 leaders’ summit. At the summit, Ms Gillard said: “what happens in Europe does matter to the economy of Australia because Europe is the single biggest economic zone in the world”.last_img read more

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The Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Has Been Fully Restored

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first_imgThough the Nintendo PlayStation can play CDs, running CD-Roms isn’t as straight forward. Since the machine never made it past the prototype stage, there weren’t any games actually made for it. This isn’t to say that companies weren’t developing titles for the console. However, like the device itself, these games were never completed.When the Nintendo PlayStation’s specs were released last year, a number of homebrew game developers created games that could run on the system. Heckendorn tried out some of these on the system. Though they didn’t exactly run correctly, they still ran.Heckendorn sent video of a homebrew game called Magic Floor to its developer. The dev saw what needed to be fixed and sent a modified version to Heckendorn. This time, Magic Floor ran flawlessly. Now that the system’s hardware has been restored, modders have a better chance of making games that run perfectly.It’s highly unlikely that any major publishers will start making games for this prototype device. However, since the Nintendo PlayStation is now running perfectly, it’s possible some modders could make their own version of the system. Or at the very least, just create games for this once long-lost console. Either way, we should thank Ben Heckerson for restoring a piece of video game history.Featured image from Engadget. Nintendo and Sony have been rivals in the video game industry for over two decades. This wasn’t always the case, however. In the early 90’s, the two were working on a Super Nintendo that could play CD-Rom games. This deal never came to fruition, leading Sony to go off and create the PlayStation. The “Nintendo PlayStation” was all but a myth until 2015, when a prototype device was discovered.This system was able to play Super Nintendo games via the cartridge slot. Unfortunately, it could not run any CD-Roms. Modder Ben Heckendorn recently released a video where he demonstrates how he got the system to play CD-Roms. He was able to do this by replacing capacitors and making other modifications. Even he was surprised when he finally got it working.last_img read more

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Pellegrini expects Jack Wilshere to be available in February

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first_imgWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed he expects Jack Wilshere to be back to full fitness In February.There was speculation the former Arsenal midfielder would miss the rest of the season, with the Hammers struggling to get to the bottom of his latest ankle injury.The 27-year-old missed has missed the last few months after requiring minor surgery on his left ankle, and following a brief appearance as a substitute against Newcastle the England international felt pain in his right ankle.Wilshere has been resting his ankle ever since, missing nine more games, and he will be absent again on Saturday when West Ham travel to Bournemouth.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…But Pellegrini revealed the England international, whose career has been hampered by injury, is close to beginning his latest comeback.“He is continuing with his six weeks of rest about his ankle,” Pellegrini said according to Sky Sports.“He is in treatment and I hope that next week maybe he can start doing some running on the treadmill.”“He will be ready at the beginning of February.”last_img read more

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Wilmington Rotary Club To Hold 4th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge On

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — For the fourth straight year, the Wilmington Rotary Club will be hosting an Ice Bucket Challenge at Rotary Park, with all proceeds going to the Angel Fund. The last three years, the Club has raised over $11,000 total to donate to the Angel Fund to support research the cure ALS,This year, Rotary is also having an online Facebook auction. With all proceeds going to the Angel Fund, please bid on two Red Sox tickets to their Monday, August 20 game against the Cleveland Indians. First pitch is at 7:10. The seats are third base grandstand (Section 24, Row 9, seats 9 and 10). Also included is a $50.00 gift certificate to the Red Sox Souvenir Shop, and a $50.00 gift certificate to Eastern Standard, a restaurant just five minutes from Fenway Park. This package is worth hundreds, so get your bid in by either calling “Scooter” Cunningham at 978 944-0155, or by commenting on this Facebook post.Rotary is hoping to make this year’s event even bigger than last year’s and would love your help to bring people together and to raise funds for research to find a cure for the terrible disease of A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). It will be taking place on Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Rotary Park.Please:Send a donation of any amount to Wilmington Rotary Club at P.O. Box 503, Wilmington, MA 01887.Contact people you know — your child’s coaches, teachers, tutors, etc.Spread the word; the bigger the crowd the larger the impact.Athletic Director TIm Alberts has committed many of the high school fall teams to attending and participating. Come meet some of the local athletes!Rotary is also soliciting corporate donations. All businesses sponsoring $200 will have a sign that they provide prominently displayed during the ice bucket challenge event.All donations will go to the Angel Fund for A.L.S. research.Please call organizer Mike Burns (508-574-7897) or email (mburns4447@aol.com) with any questions, thoughts, or suggestions.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Rotary Club.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedREMINDER: Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For This Saturday, August 17In “Community”Wilmington’s Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $5K For ALS Research, 100+ WHS Students ParticipateIn “Community”Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Community”last_img read more

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