Chicken 65

first_imgIngredients Chicken (boneless) 1 kg Salt to taste Red Chilli Powder ½ tbsp Turmeric Powder ½ tsp Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp All-Purpose Flour 2 tbsp Corn Flour 2 tbsp Egg (beaten) 1 Oil to deep fry For Gravy oil 2-3 tbsp Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSAGinger (finely chopped) ½ tsp Garlic (crushed) ½ tsp Green Chillies (vertically slit) 6-7 Curry Leaves 10-12 Yogurt 1 cup Salt to taste Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp Preparation For marination & frying: First, in a mixing bowl, add boneless chicken pieces, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste. Into it, add one egg. Also add all-purpose flour and corn flour into it. Mix up all the ingredients. Rest the marinade in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes. Heat oil in a wok for deep frying. Into it, add the chicken pieces and deep fry them until they turn golden brown on all sides (for about 10-15 minutes on medium flame). Take the chicken pieces out and transfer the pieces into a bowl and set aside. Also Read – DATES AND MILK CRUMBLEFor gravy: Take a wok; into it, add oil and heat it. Add finely crushed ginger and garlic into it. Add green chillies and sauté well. Add fresh curry leaves and sauté. Add beaten yogurt into it. Add some salt as per taste; add red chilli powder, red food color. Mix all the ingredients and stir well. Add the deep fried chicken pieces into the gravy and cook for five to ten minutes by stirring. Take the chicken 65 out on a serving plate. Garnish with fried curry leaves. Add lemon extract all over. Serve with lemon wedges. (Courtesy: Chef Pawan Bisht, Verandah, New Delhi)last_img read more

Acadia University in Nova Scotia investigates sexual assault allegation

first_imgHALIFAX – A male Acadia University student accused of sexually assaulting a female student has failed in his bid to stop the school’s Equity Office from investigating the allegation.In a decision released Thursday, a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge dismissed the male student’s application for an injunction.The court’s decision, which only refers to “Student X” and “Student Y,” says the female student was a minor when she complained to the university’s security service that she had been sexually assaulted by a male student at his off-campus residence on Nov. 19, 2016.The complaint was handed to Acadia’s judicial board, which on March 6, 2017, found the male student guilty of sexual assault and recommended he be dismissed from the university, banned from the Wolfville, N.S., campus, and prohibited from contacting the complainant.However, the male student filed an appeal with the university’s disciplinary appeals committee. It rendered a not guilty verdict on May 8, 2017, issuing a three-line statement outlining its reasons.Less than a month later, the female student filed a complaint of sexual harassment with the university’s Equity Office, under its discrimination and harassment policy.When the male student was told of the complaint process, his lawyer responded that his client would not be taking part because the case had already been dealt with by another administrative quasi-judicial process.The lawyer then sought an injunction to stop the investigation.In its submission to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Acadia University argued that while the female student’s two complaints were made on the same facts, “the two processes do not involve the same question nor lead to the same result,” the decision says.The university said its equity policy is narrower in scope than its judicial policy.“Its purpose is to maintain a learning environment free from sexual harassment,” the decision says. “Under the judicial policy, neither the judicial board nor the (disciplinary appeals committee) considered whether the alleged conduct constituted discrimination or harassment under the equity policy.”In the end, the court agreed and dismissed the male student’s application.A spokeswoman for the RCMP says the Mounties could be investigating this case as a criminal matter, but she could not confirm that was happening because there isn’t enough detail provided in the court ruling.last_img read more

UN counterterrorism body launches online information assistance

11 May 2007In its continuing bid to help countries bolster their ability to fight terrorism around the globe, the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) has launched an online database containing information about technical assistance both requested by and provided to States. The technical assistance matrix provides potential donors with a snapshot of where assistance is still needed by States in implementing Security Council resolution 1373 (2001) and the relevant provisions of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, according to the Executive Director of CTED, Assistant Secretary-General Javier Rupérez.Resolution 1373 (2001) was adopted in the wake of the 11 September 2001 attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., and calls on countries to adopt a series of counter-terrorism measures in their national legislation. The Global Strategy, meanwhile, was an initiative of the General Assembly that brings together the various counter-terrorism activities of the UN system under a common strategic approach.The matrix – accessible through the Committee’s website at www.un.org/sc/ctc – gives potential donors a comprehensive overview on a country-by-country basis, from a regional perspective or by technical assistance subject area. It also provides information about assistance either currently or previously provided by other international and regional organizations, the UN system and Member States.“We see the matrix as a valuable tool in helping donors to decide how best to develop their own counter-terrorism programmes and where it might be most useful to focus their efforts, in part to avoid duplication, since it highlights where assistance has already been matched and provided,” Mr. Rupérez added.As part of its work to facilitate technical assistant to States, CTED seeks to line up countries needing support with the various counter-terrorism programmes donors and organizations have available in such areas as drafting terrorism-related legislation, financial law and practice, training for law enforcement personnel, customs control and enhancing financial regulations. read more

One empty chair at G7 climate meeting Trumps

BIARRITZ, France — U.S. President Donald Trump skipped a discussion on climate with other world leaders at the Group of Seven summit in France, leaving an empty chair as global power brokers debated how to help the fire-ravaged Amazon and reduce carbon emissions.Trump was scheduled to attend Monday’s session on climate, biodiversity and oceans at the G-7 summit in Biarritz , but didn’t. French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit host, said Trump’s aides were there instead.Trump is a climate change skeptic who once had claimed it’s a hoax that was invented by the Chinese. His decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate accord has severely damaged global efforts to reduce emissions.Trump started the morning behind schedule, and held one-on-one meetings while others were in the climate discussions. However, one of his interlocutors, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, managed to make it to the climate meeting.Trump then met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he was asked about attending the climate session. Trump said it would be his next stop and that he wants clean air and water.But he never showed up.Macron shrugged off Trump’s absence, saying it wasn’t his goal to try to persuade Trump to rejoin the climate accord. “You can’t rewrite the past,” Macron told reporters.But Macron said he and Trump had a “long, rich and totally positive” discussion on the Amazon fires and an international effort to invest in “re-foresting” the area.G-7 countries pledged $20 million on Monday to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest, which threaten its ability to capture carbon released into the atmosphere by cars and other emitters. It’s a small sum overall but G-7 summit host France hopes it will bring more attention to the fires.U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres – who attended Monday’s climate talks – expressed hope that Americans themselves would help fight climate change even if their president doesn’t.“I am very optimistic about American society and its capacity to deliver in relation to climate action,” he told reporters afterward. “What matters here is to have a strong engagement of the American society and of the American business community and the American local authorities.”___David McHugh in Biarritz, France, contributed to this report.Sylvie Corbet And Darlene Superville, The Associated Press read more

GreatWest Lifeco raises dividend but profit falls short of estimates

WINNIPEG — Great-West Lifeco Inc. raised its dividend as it reported a fourth-quarter profit of $710 million but fell short of expectations.The life insurer will now pay a quarterly dividend of 41.3 cents per share, up from 38.9 cents.The increased payment to shareholders came as Great-West reported its profit amounted to 72 cents per share for the quarter ended Dec. 31.That compared with a profit of $392 million or 40 cents per share in the same quarter a year earlier when the company took a $342-million charge related to U.S. tax changes, the disposal of an investment and restructuring costs.During its latest quarter the Winnipeg-based insurer saw strong performance from its European arm, but weaker contributions from its Canada and U.S. divisions.Great-West chief executive Paul Mahon said Thursday he was pleased with the company’s performance in 2018 overall, as it saw growth across its segments.“We enter 2019 with significant excess capital, which will be further bolstered by $1.6 billion from the sale of our U.S. life and annuity business,” he said in a statement. “This positions us to actively consider acquisition opportunities to drive growth and long-term value.”On an adjusted basis, Great-West says it earned 72 cents per share for its most recent quarter compared with a profit of 74 cents per share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected earnings per share of 74 cents during the quarter, according to those surveyed by Thomson Reuters Eikon.In Europe, Great West reported adjusted net earnings of $349 million during the quarter, up 13 per cent from $308 million a year earlier. It said this increase was primarily driven by new business gains.However, its U.S. division reported adjusted net earnings for the fourth quarter of US$41 million, down nearly 32 per cent from US$60 million a year earlier primarily due to the impact of equity market declines.At home, the insurer’s Canadian segment reported net earnings of $310 million, down eight per cent from $338 million during the fourth quarter of 2017. The decrease was primarily due to higher business and strategic expenses and the impact of equity market declines, it said.For the 12 months ended Dec. 31, the Winnipeg-based insurer earned $2.96 billion, up from $2.149 billion in 2017. That amounted to $3 in earnings per common share, compared with $2.17 in 2017 and slightly below the $3.02 earnings per share expected by analysts.Great-West’s latest results come after it signed a deal to sell its U.S. individual life insurance and annuity business to a subsidiary of Protective Life Corp. for $1.6 billion.On Thursday, Mahon said the excess capital “positions us to actively consider acquisition opportunities to drive growth and long-term value.“In addition, we are considering other capital management activities to mitigate the earnings impact from the sale of our U.S. business.” read more

Equatorial Guinea UN human rights expert to probe exercise of free expression

Special Rapporteur Ambeyi Ligabo plans to meet with the country’s authorities, including senior Government officials and magistrates. He will also hold talks with human rights officials and representatives of civil society, the media, and the UN system.Mr. Ligabo is mandated by the UN Commission on Human Rights to gather information, including through in-country missions, on discrimination, threats or use of violence and harassment directed at anyone seeking to exercise or promote the right to free opinion and expression. read more

Mega Brands to battle with Lego in construction toy aisle with new

MONTREAL – A battle could be shaping up in the construction toy aisles as Canadian toy maker Mega Brands takes a run at industry leader Lego by introducing a series of new products appealing to young girls, boys and adult collectors.North American retailers are cautious about adding untested brands in the face of a weak Christmas buying season and continuing softness early in the year.But Mega Brands CEO Marc Bertrand said Friday the company has the products customers are looking for to drive sales and further expand the construction category, the toy industry’s fastest growing segment.“We think the category’s got a lot of room to grow,” he said in an interview at the annual meeting in the sprawling building that houses its Montreal production facility.“If we have the right content, whether they’re interested in Lego or an action figure or a vehicle, we think they’re going to choose Mega Bloks.”The Montreal-based company is counting on a series of new construction toys, along with a resurgence of its stationery and activities business to continue its turnaround.Much of the hope is centred on courting girls with the introduction of building sets based on the iconic Barbie brand early next year.“We think it’s going to be one of our biggest launches ever,” he said, pointing to Barbie’s appeal around the world.Hope for success of the Barbie building set rests in the idea that while boys are known to build and crash their creations, girls prefer to build and accessorize. The new Barbie offering includes miniature dolls, a whole suburb with a large pink dream house and beach house that can be assembled, along with a pink car.Toy analyst Gerrick Johnson of BMO Capital Markets said licences are key in the toy business and Barbie is an iconic brand that nobody else has.“There is a lot of buzz around the Barbie line,” he said after the annual meeting.Johnson said Mega Brands’ fresh brands give it an opportunity to gain market share from Lego, which sells pricey box sets craved particularly by young boys. The Danish toy giant also recently entered the girls construction segment.“I think there’s definitely a huge opportunity to take some of that business from Lego.”Mega Brands (TSX:MB) is also adding construction toys based on licences of leading video game Skylanders, online game World of Warcraft, Halo 4, Hot Wheels and an upcoming Spiderman movie.Chief innovation officer Vic Bertrand gave shareholders a preview of some of the toys that will soon hit store shelves and marketing that will hit airwaves to promote the brands.“What you see here is a powerful portfolio, strong momentum in retail programs that are improving globally, which is beginning to deliver results for Mega,” he told shareholders.“That is what we call momentum and we are confident that this year will be a great year and this momentum will continue into 2013.”A move into the educational craft business through a partnership with LeapFrog, along with a resurgence in the Rose Art brand will also help Mega Brands reach its target of returning to $500 million in annual sales in three years, Marc Bertrand added.Bertrand said he’s not concerned about Mega Brands’ ability to repay about $120 million of debt that comes due in 2015. Even if doesn’t gain proceeds from warrants if the company’s share price doesn’t surpass around $10, Bertrand said Mega Brands could refinance the debt.“Our plan is to grow the business, grow the share price, if not, we think the debt is refinanceable.”Mega Brands’ results have been steadily improving since several recalls of its magnetic toys reduced sales and nearly forced the company into bankruptcy.It has some 1,300 employees with offices, manufacturing facilities and distribution centres in 14 countries.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Mega Brands shares lost 32 cents, or five per cent at C$6.08 in Friday trading. Mega Brands to battle with Lego in construction toy aisle with new products AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 15, 2012 4:42 pm MDT read more

Ebola UN health agency convenes ethical review of experimental drugs

WHO Spokesperson Gregory Hartl said via Twitter that the Geneva-based organization is planning a press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday.“The recent treatment of two health workers infected with the Ebola virus with experimental medicine has raised questions about whether medicine that has never been tested and shown to be safe in people should be used in the outbreak, and, given the extremely limited amount of medicine available, if it is used, who should receive it,” according to WHO.The virtual meeting today will “develop a framework for how we should approach” the issue of untested drugs “because this is not a single drug issue; it is really a framework, which is potentially applicable to options as they come up… and then we hope that will provide solid directions for how to move on this group of issues,” Dr. Keiji Fukuda, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Security, had told reporters last Friday.At that time, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan declared the current outbreak of the Ebola a public health emergency of international concern, endorsing the unanimous recommendation made by Emergency Committee of International Experts on the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and which has now spread to Nigeria.“This is the largest, most severe, most complex outbreak in the nearly four decades history of this disease,” said Dr. Chan who also endorsed the temporary measures to reduce the spread of Ebola agreed upon by the Executive Committee and issues as a statement.Regarding the issue of temporary travel bans, the Committee declared: “There should be no general ban on international travel or trade” but recommended restrictions regarding the Ebola-affected travellers.As of 4 August 2014, the cumulative number of cases attributed to Ebola in the four countries stands at 1, 711, including 932 deaths.WHO said the disease if affecting only a small part of the African continent, but the head of the UN health agency said there is “a clear call for international solidarity” to boost the capacity if the countries currently affected.“Our collective health security depends on support for containment in support in these countries,” Dr. Chan said on Friday. read more

3 Things That Could Decide The Second AlvarezGolovkin Fight

The prime of a boxing career is ephemeral, the sport’s history littered with the legacies of those who stayed too long. The 2015 study “Hand Speed Measurements in Boxing” found that peak performance is often achieved between the ages of 20 and 30. Alvarez is 28 years old, at the zenith of his career. Golovkin is 36, closing in on the sunset of his. “A boxer who fights after 35 is pushing on the gas pedal, accelerating toward an early demise,” wrote Ferdie Pacheco of The New York Times. And yet, Golovkin has been so ruthlessly efficient in the ring that before last year’s Alvarez matchup, he hadn’t so much as seen the final round of a fight in more than eight years, preserving the bloom of his career to such a degree that most sportsbooks give him a 59 percent to 63 percent implied probability of winning on Saturday, consistent with last year’s odds. Those odds support a 36-year-old’s ability to crush his opponent, coming off the longest layoff of his career, in 36 minutes or less. Golovkin’s skill set has been among the best in the sport for years, but he was unable to land lucrative fights because, simply, no one wanted to fight him. Alvarez seemingly does, but he’d be wise not to turn the upcoming nine-figure payday into the blow-for-blow melee his opponent seeks. Almost exactly one year after they fought to a controversial draw — prompting a near-aneurysm from ESPN’s Teddy Atlas — Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin will meet once again in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena in a middleweight world title rematch. Alvarez-Golovkin has been the best pure bout that contemporary boxing has produced in essentially three years, so it’s perhaps no surprise that a slab of contaminated meat couldn’t delay its second installment for more than six months.Boxing’s ecosystem subsists on manufactured hatred and braggadocio. Both are far more evident this time around, the mutual respect of their first fight a distant memory. The animosity has risen steadily between the two world champions raised thousands of miles apart: Alvarez grew up hawking ice cream on the streets of Juanacatlan, Mexico, while Golovkin was forced at a young age to fight grown men in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 knockouts) and Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 knockouts) are two of the finest active fighters, universally considered to be among the sport’s top pound–for–pound talents. Here are three keys to their fight:Will Golovkin’s jabs take their toll?A jab is a fighter’s appetizer, a small taste before the main course of hooks, crosses and uppercuts. Certain studies have found the punch capable of packing more velocity than a cross, but typically it’s a weapon deployed to accrue points, find a boxer’s range and conserve energy — not end a fight. How then to strategize against an opponent whose hors d’oeuvres crack like howitzers?Golovkin carries what may be the most lethal jab in the middleweight division. He uncorks it at a high volume to dictate the pace of a fight and to coerce his opponents into vulnerable positions as they try to earn back points. “I don’t think anybody in the past I’ve trained has had such a good jab,” said Abel Sanchez, Golovkin’s trainer, who has coached 18 world champions.Over his past five fights other than the Alvarez bout, Golovkin connected on 39.7 percent of his jabs to his opponents’ 20.3 percent, landing an average of 12.7 jabs per round, according to CompuBox data. He threw 128 more jabs than Alvarez did the last time the two met, landing 53 more and boasting a superior connection percentage. Alvarez landed more jabs than Golovkin did in just one round (the sixth) and was out-landed 42 to 12 over the final four rounds.Alvarez’s jab has earned the endorsement of Floyd Mayweather Jr., but Alvarez doesn’t often use it more than his opponents do. He has out-jabbed three of his past five challengers other than Golovkin — with a trouncing of hapless Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. largely skewing the data. Miguel Cotto in 2015 more than doubled Alvarez’s total jabs landed. When Mayweather dolled out the lone loss of Alvarez’s professional career, he more than tripled the Mexican’s jab-landed total.Blows wear on a fighter over time. As Golovkin once put it: “Who wants to get hit in the face?” It’s paramount for Alvarez to avoid the unrelenting power that has made it difficult for Golovkin to keep sparring partners. Alvarez cannot afford to let Golovkin impose the rhythm of the fight by way of his jab.Can Alvarez find any space?If Muhammad Ali turned the ring into a stage worth exploring, Golovkin turns it into a treadmill, relentlessly closing in on his opponent as if drawn by a magnet. Golovkin bouts typically resemble bullfights, with the Kazakh fighter charging his opposition with abandon. “I don’t like dancing,” he said upon vaporizing Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round in 2014. “I like fighting.”The surgical precision of his footwork is deliberate, an inverse of the speed-driven, complicated maneuverings of fighters like Sugar Ray Leonard and Ali. Golovkin cuts off the ring — using lateral footwork to force his opponents into close quarters or trap them against the ropes — because it isolates his prey and allows him to apply unyielding pressure in a forced slugfest. Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has said Golovkin may have the best footwork in boxing.Not unlike the fictional Ivan Drago, Golovkin has aluminum-bat strength and a rhino-like neck (he’s capable of completing sets of chin pushups). He has never been knocked down in his professional career. Golovkin seems to want to prove the integrity of his jaw by lunging at his opponent, suffocating his space. In the ninth round of last year’s bout, Alvarez unloaded an overhand right that landed flush. Golovkin let it slide across his cheek like a washcloth and continued to move forward, stalking his opponent as if nothing had happened at all. Watch the video, and you can see fear in the eyes of Alvarez in that moment.Stylistically, Alvarez agitated some in the boxing community — most notably Golovkin’s team — during last year’s clash by snaking around the ring, idling along the ropes and largely eschewing the knock-down drag-out brawl Golovkin sought. For Alvarez, a roving, defensive-minded counterpuncher, this was the optimal blueprint. Those who aim to out-punch Golovkin nearly always end up on the canvas.The game plan was mostly effective in their first fight: Golovkin landed 32 percent of his power punches, a drop-off of 14 percentage points from his previous 13 fights. Alvarez was certainly out-hit, but he kept Golovkin to 18.2 shots landed per round — well below his average of 26.2.It didn’t go unnoticed by Sanchez, who told ESPN that he has since asked Jordan Brand — one of Golovkin’s sponsors — to “make some shoes so that we can go a bit faster and are able to catch [Alvarez].”“It’s one thing to be coming forward like a donkey,” Alvarez countered. “It’s another thing to be moving.”Despite the verbal barbs, Alvarez should stay on the outside and pick his moments to earn points when possible, even if it comes at the expense of entertainment for the fans. Alvarez has ample power behind his punches, but he’d be wise not to play into a strategy that would clearly favor the man who has earned 89 percent of victories by knockout.Who gets the late-round advantage?The prevailing opinion of last year’s fight is that Alvarez didn’t earn a draw. He especially didn’t help his case down the stretch.In the opening four rounds, Golovkin out-landed Alvarez by 2.5 punches per round but was out-landed when it came to power punches: Alvarez averaged seven per round, while Golovkin averaged six. But over the final five rounds, Golovkin landed an average of six more total punches per round than Alvarez did (21.6 to 15.6) and generated a higher connection percentage (34.5 percent to 32.4 percent).If we break the bout down into thirds, Alvarez averaged a higher connection percentage than Golovkin in the first through fourth rounds (36.5 percent to 30.8 percent) and the fifth through eighth rounds (31.1 percent to 27.3 percent), but fell behind Golovkin in the ninth through 12th rounds (33.3 percent to 35.1 percent).Controlling the waning rounds is easier said than done, of course. Golovkin’s punches register like those of a heavyweight, with a higher severity than typical of fighters from lower weight classes. Vanquished opponents have compared facing Golovkin to “being hit by a train.” To be sure, after your central nervous system has suffered 24 minutes of battery, elevating your performance over the final 12 minutes is an arduous task. But when the decision is in question, those memories are freshest in the minds of the judging panel, so a strong finish carries considerable weight. read more

GIW celebrates a great 2010 — and an even better 2011

first_imgDennis Ziegler, President and CEO of GIW Industries comments that “in 2010, GIW completed several major projects. Our entire company celebrated the opening of the most recent expansion of the Alberta oil-sands mining operations. GIW has been involved in the expansion project since 2004, and the demands and challenges of the project have enabled us to stretch beyond our limits – and grow as a company. “The expansion means the centre is now large enough to allow trucks to come inside to load and unload. In addition, the expansion will allow for growth by the service team be much more efficient as they work to keep our customers in the Alberta, Canada oil sands up and running.“We also celebrated the expansion of our renowned Hydraulic Testing Laboratory. The larger, state-of-the-art facility allows us to forge close partnerships with our customers, providing clear-water and slurry pump testing, slurry system optimization and research that is the foundation for innovative engineering around the globe.“When we look at the projects we’ve completed this year, it’s clear that we are making changes with our customers in mind. Everything we do at GIW is to serve our base of customers, who come from a variety of key industries: oil sands, hard rock and base metals mining, phosphate mining, dredge and power generation.“But rather than simply responding to requests from these industries, GIW is working actively with these customers, partnering closely with them to create new solutions so that they can stay ahead of the curve in their industries. We aren’t just a vendor to our customers – we become an integral part of their operations. We get to know their business and understand their challenges. And in doing so, we are able to not only provide the exceptional service they naturally expect – we can keep them pleasantly surprised by accomplishing even more.“Solving problems for customers often means saving them money, but it also means improving their operational excellence. Our team always looks for the most cost-effective solutions for customers. Our belief is that if we can help our customers lower their production costs and do their job better, we’ll be rewarded with more business.“And that belief has paid off. Not only have customers rewarded us with ongoing business, but they have come to trust us to try projects that might be unthinkable with a less-committed partner – projects like the creation of the MDX 750, the world’s largest slurry pump, and GIW’s new innovative Froth pump. We understand that the accomplishments are outstanding not because the technologies are an improvement, but because the solutions help our customers improve their processes in a truly significant way.“Although the world’s economies are recovering slowly, they are recovering. And the demand for raw materials is definitely growing, especially in developing areas of the world, where people increasingly demand resources for their improving lifestyles. Thus, projects that have been mothballed in the past few years are starting to come back to life across all the sectors we serve.“Although GIW saw a slowdown in business during 2010, we nevertheless have had a very solid year. Based on feedback we’re receiving from customers, 2011 should be a very strong year and we should be in a good position to continue to make investments in equipment, research and facilities.“Our expanded engineering lab allows us to have a superior testing facility that gives our customers a high level of comfort not only in the products we provide but also in the solutions we recommend for specific real-world challenges. We will continue strong investments in R&D, developing improvements to help all our products perform better.“We’re integrated into an aggressive growth plan inside our parent company, KSB. With KSB’s support, we’ll continue to develop our expertise, aiming to be the best slurry pump supplier in the world. In addition, we’ll be developing non-slurry products and taking them into our markets.”last_img read more

TDS Projects reports on scale of its ongoing infrastructure work at Finsch

first_imgTDS Projects Construction is completing a mammoth installation of extensive ground handling infrastructure at Petra Diamonds’ Finsch mine. The project which commenced in November 2014 was awarded to TDS Projects Construction by Petra Diamonds following a successful tender process. TDS Projects Construction’s affiliated company, Thuthukani Engineering Solutions, designed the C-cut ground handling infrastructure at Cullinan mine and were then tasked with the design of Finsch’s infrastructure required for the sub-level caving expansion project. This immense project (phase 1 completed, phase 2 in progress) includes the fabrication, construction and installation of nine tipping points, five ore pass retaining walls, four bulkheads, two crusher stations with overhead cranes, and four conveyors. Phase 1 commenced on 20 November 2014 and was completed on 25 March 2016 while Phase 2, commenced on 4 April 2016 with completion estimated for July 2018.Hennie Coetzee, Managing Director at TDS Projects Construction says that the successful execution of the project thus far is a testament to the depth of the expertise and commitment of their team. “TDS is capable of continuously adapting to the challenges and changes of a construction environment. Our experience in the construction of mining infrastructure allows us to be innovative when presented by particular requirements dictated by a project or site. This is evident in aspects of the project such as the ore pass retaining walls, which are pre-casted and a first of their kind for underground operations and allow flexibility for the construction of tipping points on multiple levels simultaneously,” states Coetzee. “With the construction and operation of the bulkheads, there were numerous key findings by our team – some of which challenged the SANS standards used for the design thereof.”The bulkhead structures include steelwork well in excess of 100 t per bulkhead and were installed at the bottom of a 5.1 m diameter ore pass, ranging from 70 to 190 m in height. One of the bulkheads consists of 165 t of steel, 150 m³ of concrete and 15 t of reinforcing to be constructed within a matter of four months – while the conveyor system constructed at Finsch covers a distance of 1,650 m at an incline of 9 degrees and was completed within a construction period of 13 months.“The success of the construction at Finsch that has been completed for Phase 1 and to date on Phase 2 is due to TDS’s proven management and operating system that controls the progress, quality and most importantly safety, on any project that we take on,” says Coetzee adding that TDS also has the backing and support of a group of sister companies which includes Thuthukani Engineering Solutions as well as SFS Engineering (TDS’s structural steel fabricator) which allows for effective control and execution of any project. “We are offering an absolute turnkey solution that is perfectly showcased by the ultimate completion of these installations at Finsch. Not only was Phase 1 of the project successfully completed, with Phase 2 currently being entirely on track – we are also able to pass on numerous benefits to our client. Ultimately, we are able to supply a workable ore handling system that will extend the life of the mine, maintain and increase production throughput and reduce operational costs,” Coetzee concludes.last_img read more

Meridian completes Bom Futuro maiden tin resource and PEA

first_imgITRI reports that Canadian-listed Brazil metal explorer, developer and producer, Meridian Mining, has released a PEA and maiden resource for its Bom Futuro tailings projects, located in the state of Rondônia in Brazil.At the end of 2016, Meridian entered a joint venture with the original project owner, Coopersanta, and has since focussed on the potential recovery of tin from tailing produced over the 30-year history of Bom Futuro mining operations. The maiden resource includes indicated and inferred resources of 61.2 Mt at 0.058% Sn. The PEA envisaged a 16 year 3.8 Mt/y ROM operation producing 1,200 t/y of tin-in-concentrate. The mine operation was designed as basic excavation and truck hauling for the initial three years with a later investment in a dredging system. A preliminary study was conducted to explore options for tailings disposal, with one location found requiring no capital to be allocated. The capital cost estimate for the operation was $28.3 million including contingencies and operating costs of ~$6,400/t of tin.“These results exceeded our expectations and encourage us to advance our activities with Coopersanta,” said Anthony Julien, President and Chief Executive Officer of Meridian. “Further opportunities exist at Bom Futuro to enhance the value of the project with exploration programs on the newly allocated areas, including extensions to the paleochannel systems which have contributed significantly to past production.”ITRI View: “The tin grades of the maiden resource are low by the standard of leading tailings projects globally, but the low capital cost of the project and simple process flowsheet should help the economics. The project is still at the early exploration stage and we expect it to be a number of years until a significant industrial-scale operation is likely to be realised.”last_img read more

SEHA League with 10 teams without Serbs

← Previous Story Amanda Kurtovic 4 months out – She won’t play at Women’s EHF EURO 2012! Next Story → Arpad Sterbik at F.C Barcelona Intersport until 2016! balkan handballBrest MeshkovSEHA league SEHA League goes to the second season. Despite financial troubles and weak organisational performances, the first season is finished by triumph of Vardar Skopje at F4 tournament in “Zagreb Arena”. League still don’t have Main sponsor, what means that teams have to pay all the costs of competition, accomodation and traveling, which are “too high” for Serbian teams. RK Partizan, RK Vojvodina and RK Metaloplastika made decision to stay out of the competition.Serbian Super League is the only League who didn’t make necessary changes in competition rules last season, so Serbian teams in SEHA, Metaloplastika and Crvena Zvezda had to play domestic League and SEHA in the mixed schedule.Other Leagues (Croatia, BiH, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovakia) did that, so the teams played only in the Play Off of the domestic Championships.This year, Belarus vicechampion, Meshkov from Brest joined SEHA, so we will have 10 teams in the competition:– RK Sloga Doboj (BiH)– Brest HC (Belarus)– RK Lovcen Cetinje (Montenegro)– RK Metalurg Skopje (Macedonia)– RK Nexe Našice (Croatia)– RK Borac Banja Luka (BiH)– Tatran Prešov (Slovakia)– HRK Izvidjac Ljubuški (BiH)– RK Vardar Skopje (Macedonia)– RK Zagreb (Croatia) read more

Woman left badly shaken after car hijacked

first_imgA WOMAN WAS left badly shaken after her car was hijacked in Belfast yesterday.PSNI detectives are appealing for information following the hijacking of the car in the Dermont Road area of Newtownabbey on Saturday 23 February.They said that shortly before 6.40pm it was reported that an unknown male forced the female occupant out of her blue coloured Mazda 5 Sport car before driving off in it.The car was found burnt out in the Boghill Road area of Newtownabbey a short time later. The woman was not injured during the hijacking but was left badly shaken by her ordeal.The male is described as being approximately 5’6″ tall, well built and wearing a black-coloured hooded top.Police are asking anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone with any information to contact detectives at Newtownabbey on 0845 600 8000.If you would like to give information anonymously, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them on 0800 555 111.last_img read more

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is Very Funky on Nintendo Switch

first_imgStay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball FormSNES Games Officially Come to Nintendo Switch We asked Nintendo to give more Wii U games a second chance on Nintendo Switch, and they clearly heard us. Folks can now enjoy Mario Kart 8, Pokken, Bayonetta 2, (soon) Captain Toad, Hyrule Warriors, and other great games previously trapped on a failed console.The latest resurrection is Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, the second DK platformer made by the Metroid Prime masterminds at Retro Studios. Famously overlooked or even scorned in its day, Tropical Freeze is now being released in a world where 1. We already know Metroid Prime 4 is coming and 2. We already know the Nintendo Switch is hardware worth buying. So hopefully we can now all see how great this ape is.Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is largely the same game released on Wii U back in 2014, which itself built upon the Wii game Donkey Kong Country Returns from 2010. It has the same wonderful David Wise music, the same magnificent maximalist approach to 2.5D platforming level design, the same charming viking enemies, and the same bosses which are almost Cuphead-like in their difficulty and punishing length. None of this was broken, it just needed a new audience.The biggest new addition, besides the drastically improved load times, is the inclusion of Funky Kong as a playable character. Just from a lore perspective, this is great. And believe me I care about my Donkey Kong lore. Funky’s always been a somewhat mysterious and fringe character in previous games, going from chill fast-travel dude to soldier of fortune ammo salesman. Here he returns to his surfer persona, but seeing it rendered with such detailed visuals and charming animations breathes new life into the character. When you witness a haunting silhouette of a gorilla wearing a do-rag and wife beater you just can’t help but be in awe of this scumbag and his sheer power.More substantially though Funky Kong lets you enjoy the gameplay of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is more accessible new ways. This was always a brutal game. It’s not quite Super Meat Boy-level masocore, but it’s certainly the closest Nintendo has come to making that type of difficulty focused platformer. Surviving huge set piece moments like collapsing saw mill mine cart races or undersea octopus escapes demands platforming expertise that’s as fluid and nimble as an animal in nature. It’s incredibly satisfying but you’ll die a lot to get there.However, Funky Kong makes the process much smoother. In the base game Donkey Kong can team up with partners Diddy, Dixie, and Cranky each with their own powers. Funky essentially lets you access all of those powers at once. This doesn’t break the game, since theoretically DK could have any of these abilities at any given moment, but it does make it much more manageable. Double jump and float with your skateboard. Roll or corkscrew underwater forever without air bubbles. Stand on spikes without taking damage. Bring along some items from the shop and you’re practically invincible.Along with making the game much less of a chore for less skilled players to get through, Funky Kong opens up more opportunities for skilled players to show off. His flowing, Sonic-like movement practically begs players to treat each level like a speed-running opportunity, to barrel through every stage hopping and bopping without stopping. Like in the Wii U version you can upload your best times online, but Funky Kong runs I think will make that feature far more enticing.I’m very into some Donkey Kong, and for me the best DK experience is still Donkey Kong Jungle Beat ONLY if played with the DK Bongos. But Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is also pretty spectacular, and now on Nintendo Switch it’s much easier to get and actually finish. Don’t skip it again.Buy it now!Buy Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.Nintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

SPOILER: Major name expected to debut at Survivor Series

first_img RUMOR: NXT Superstar Kacy Catanzaro reportedly gives her notice to WWE Now Playing Up Next 20 episodes of WCW Saturday Night from January to May 1993 added to the WWE Network Rumor: WWE reportedly reaches out to Enzo Amore and Big Cass; WWE responds to report Now Playing Up Next In a story first broke by PWInsider.com, it is now also being reported by The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online that Sting is expected to officially debut at tonight’s WWE Survivor Series PPV in St. Louis. This of course was the plan as of now and could change.The belief is that he is only scheduled for the PPV and not for television tapings this week. Sting has been heavily involved with the release of the new WWE 2K15 video game with 2K Sports and at the time had yet to officially agree to terms on a deal with WWE.Sources: PWInsider.com, The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Kurt Angle Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Seth Rollins Videos Articleslast_img read more

Aston Martin DBS 59 makes the Superleggera even more desirable somehow

first_imgEnlarge ImageThere’s nothing that a coat of proper green paint can’t make better. Aston Martin If you want an Aston Martin that’s handcrafted to your personal tastes, that’s what the automaker’s Q division is for. But now, Q by Aston Martin has announced a 24-vehicle limited edition of the DBS Superleggera, and it’s a stunner.Aston Martin this week unveiled the DBS 59. Each of the 24 models Q by Aston Martin puts together will commemorate the automaker’s 1-2 finish at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans with its DBR1 race car. Nothing’s changed under the hood, but some of the aesthetic touches on this model are so pretty, you may not even care how fast the car is (it’s still mighty fast, don’t worry).The exterior starts with a coat of Aston Martin Racing Green, and that’s offset with glossy carbon fiber on the roof. Bronze elements adorn various corners of the car, including the front grille, hood badging, brake calipers and even on the 21-inch alloy wheels. A tiny roundel on the front fender denotes the car’s position in its 24-model run — a nod to motorsports, natch, even if it’s a small one. Out back, a bronze foil inlay spells out the chassis and engine codes for the DBR1 that won Le Mans in 1959.It’s the interior where things get truly crazy, though. The seatbacks and door panels feature a textured material meant to mimic the DBR1’s original seat design. The bronze bits continue inside, with the metal making its way to the shift paddles and embroidered logos on the seatbacks. There’s additional embroidery on the sun visor, offering up the date of the 1959 running of Le Mans and reminding the driver that the DBR1 made its way around the circuit 323 times before seeing the checkered flag. Heck, there’s even a replica racing helmet and replicas of Carroll Shelby’s racing gloves along for the ride. It’s the whole kit and caboodle. Under the hood is the same 5.2-liter, twin-turbo V12 in the regular DBS Superleggera, churning out 715 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque. Only 24 examples of the DBS 59 will be made, and they must be ordered through Aston Martin Cambridge, which commissioned the limited run. A price wasn’t specified, but considering the “regular” DBS Superleggera starts at $304,995 before any Q handiwork, it’s bound to be a wallet-buster. Share your voice Post a comment More about 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Performance Cars Luxury cars Exotic Cars Coupes 2019 Mazda CX-9 review: Losing its edge? 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR first drive: A magnificent beast, indeed Aston Martin 15 Photoscenter_img 0 Preview • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: Beast mode 2019 Dodge Durango SRT review: Three-row muscle car Aston Martin DBS 59 showcases Q by Aston Martin’s expertise More From Roadshow Tagslast_img read more

Nizamabad Start conserving water from today

first_imgNizamabad: Nikunja Kishore Sundaray, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Jal Shakti Abhiyan CEO, said water should be conserved from today to address the water problems in future. As part of Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Kishore Sundaray held a meeting with the district officials on Monday at Pragathi Bhavan in Nizamabad. He said the Union government has decided to implement Jal Shakti Abhiyan in 256 districts across the country. He appreciated District Collector M Rammohan Rao for reacting swiftly and for drafting an action plan for its implementation. He congratulated the Collector that he had prepared his entire staff as soldiers for the implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan. The Collector has drawn up a well-designed plan for water conservation and taken steps for implementing the plan so far. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Nikunja Kishore said Jal Shakti Abhiyan is taking its first step from Nizamabad district in the country and lauded that Telangana State is already became an ideal for other States in the country in water conservation through Mission Kakatiya. He said the people of the State are struggling to balance the environment by taking mass plantation drive. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us Through PowerPoint presentation, Collector MRM Rao explained that 5,000 watersheds have been constructed in the district so far for water conservation. Tanks and ponds have been dredged to increase water storage capacity and each tank bund has been strengthened through Mission Kakatiya. Velpur, Armur, Morthad, Mupkal and Nizamabad in the district have been identified as mandals with water problem and the district administration is planning to pay attention to them. Advertise With Us The Collector said steps were being taken to provide clean and safe water to all the houses through Mission Bhagiratha. About 93 per cent of the work was completed, he added. MRM Rao informed that 1.8 crore plants have been planted till date and tree guards have been installed to protect the plants from livestock. Jal Shakthi Abhiyan technical officer Majeti Ravi, DFO Sunil, DRDO Ramesh Rathod, Ground Water DD Prasad and district officials, irrigation engineers and others attended the meeting.last_img read more

Telangana State Pollution Control Board to distribute clay

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana Forest and Environment Minister Allola Indra Karan Reddy launched posters and pamphlets on bringing about awareness in people on using clay Ganesh idols, at the endowment department main office on Thursday. Indra Karan Reddy conducted puja to Ganesh idols which are made with natural colours and distributed clay Ganesh idols to EO’s of Vinayaka temples. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us On the occasion, Indra Karan Reddy said, “Nearly 1,60,000 clay Ganesh idols are manufactured and will be distributed to people without any charge with the support of TSPCB (Telangana State Pollution Control Board).” He further added, “Idols with POP and chemicals will not get dissolve in water and pollutes. So people should get aware and use clay idols.” Endowment department additional commissioner Srinivas, CY Nagesh, Ramesh Gupta, Murali Mohan and others were present.last_img read more

The Kapil Sharma Show High time for makers to bring Sunil Grover

first_imgSunil Grover, Kapil Sharma on The Kapil Sharma Show.TwitterThe Kapil Sharma Show has been one of the most popular and successful comedy shows on national television. But it appears that the show is gradually losing its charm.There is no denial that apart from Kapil Sharma, the most entertaining comedian on the show was Sunil Grover. Although Kiku Sharda and Krushna Abhishek have been quite successful in making the audience laugh, no one has been able to fill the vacuum that got created after Sunil’s exit.Sunil’s characters of Dr Mashoor Gulati and Rinku bhabi were huge hit, and were two of the major attractions of The Kapil Sharma Show.After his ouster from the show, Kapil and the makers brought about certain changes in the show, but none of those seem to be working as expected. Unlike earlier, The Kapil Sharma Show now starts with a combined act of all the comedians, followed by the entry of the guests.However, most of the times, these newly introduced format failed to impress the audience. One of the recent acts in the episode where Article 15 team appeared on the show, was extremely monotonous.Post this episode, a lot of people expressed their views on Twitter saying that The Kapil Sharma Show is becoming very average. They not only requested the makers to bring Sunil back on the show, they also urged them to change the current format.Below are some of the tweets made about The Kapil Sharma Show in past few days:”The kapilsharma shows is very boring and irritating. Pleas change the director and replace kapil sharma. Krishna acting is only superb others it waste sir. It’s my honest feedback [sic]”.”@WhoSunilGrover Paa ji I want you to see you again in Kapil Sharma Show…because show without you is too boring [sic]”.”@ComedyOnSonyTV The Kapil sharma show is now so typical & one standard like ek dusre ka cheap mazak udana aur bhada masaz..aur very boring koun bhel cororpati..very boring.plz change the format.kuchh naya liye.we are viewing ur show.thnx [sic]”.Also, the TRP of the show has also not been in its best in recent times. Considering all these, it appears that the makers of The Kapil Sharma Show should either consider bringing Sunil back on the show or brainstorm a bit to hike up its fun quotient.last_img read more