3 Dec

Trending: How plastic is changing the world

first_imgRecently, researchers discovered a new type of rock made out of plastic on the shores of Hawaii. The discovery adds to the debate about whether humanity’s heavy hand in natural processes warrants the formal declaration of a new epoch of Earth history called the Anthropocene. How else is plastic changing our world? From nest decoration to unlikely fish food, these stories reveal how our widespread use of plastics can have unintended effects.Trillions of Plastic Pieces May Be Trapped in Arctic IceHumans produced nearly 300 million tons of plastic in 2012, but where does it end up? A new study has found plastic debris in a surprising location: trapped in Arctic sea ice. As the ice melts, it could release a flood of floating plastic onto the world.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Glowing Trash May Be Becoming Fish FoodCould glowing microbes be enticing ocean fish to snack on bits of plastic trash? Maybe, say researchers studying the “plastisphere”—the sea’s millions of tons of drifting synthetic detritus. Ocean Trash Is a Lifesaver for InsectResearch reveals that the spindly-legged bug Halobates sericeus has begun to lay its eggs on not only bobbing pieces of pumice and other ocean debris but also on floating garbage in the Pacific Ocean. The behavior may be giving the insect an edge in a tough environment—but it may also have negative consequences for the ecosystem as a whole.Laundry Lint Pollutes the World’s OceansLint from washing machines is polluting the world’s oceans. Nearly 2000 polyester fibers can float away, unseen, from a single fleece sweater in one wash cycle. The consequences of this widespread pollution are still hazy, but environmental scientists say the microscopic plastic fibers have the potential to harm marine life.Nest Garbage Says, ‘Keep Out!’One man’s trash is another bird’s treasure. Researchers have discovered that when black kites adorn their nests with bits of white plastic they find littering the ground, they’re saying, “Don’t mess with me.” These humanmade objects warn off rivals, signaling that the nest owner is willing to put up a fight if challenged for its territory.last_img read more

2 Dec

Upset Hindus Urge Canada Firm Omboys To Withdraw Apparel Showing Lord Ganesh As Mechanic

first_imgUpset Hindus are urging Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada) based clothing & apparel brand “OmBoys” for immediate withdrawal of various items carrying images of Hindu deity Ganesh shown as a mechanic; calling it highly inappropriate.Read it at PNE Related Itemslast_img

28 Nov

What’s on where and when

first_imgMay 06-07: USABetter known as ‘The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports’ the Kentucky Derby is one of the most awaited and popular horse races in the United States. The lucky winner walks away with a whopping two million dollars! www.kentuckyderby.comMay 07: AustraliaThe Cairns Blues Festival is back with a bang. Expect 12 hours of non-stop music, including performances by popular artistes from across the country such as Eric Bibb, Ian Moss, Phil Manning. The food stalls are exciting too. www.cairnsbluesfestival.com.auMay 11-22: FranceMeant for those who are passionate about cinema, one of the most revered film festivals, Cannes Film Festival is here again. The opening film is Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Gear up to watch stars walk down the red carpet. www.roadtrips.comMay 15-17: IndiaSkating, boat and horse races, tug of war, traditional Rajasthani food, cultural performances are just few of the things you’ll get to see at the Summer Festival in Mount Abu. Spectacular fireworks on the third day concludes this.May 16-23: Trinidad & TobagoExperience life down under at the Tobago Underwater Carnival. With activities such as underwater photography contests, seminars on diving, this is for anyone who loves watersports and the Caribbean. www. tobagounderwater carnival.comMay 17-Jun 05: FranceOne of the most awaited tennis championships, French Open is back. Hosted by one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, Paris, you can watch pros in action as they fight for the coveted title at Roland Garros. www.fft.frMay 19-22: USAAt the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, you’ll get to learn a few traditions associated with Southern food from the US. All activities are divided into three themes: Old Traditions, New Traditions and Imports and Inspirations. http://atlfoodandwinefestival.comMay 22: DenmarkThe Copenhagen Marathon is only for serious runners as you have to run the entire course and there are no half measures. You will start and finish at Islands Brygge and run through some famous landmarks along the way. www.copenhagenmarathon.dk/enMay 24-28: UKThe Chelsea Flower Show is a truly a treat for the eyes. Wherever you look, you’ll see a mind boggling variety of flowers laid out across the lawns. There are smaller gardens too, designed by leading landscape architects. www.rhs.org.ukMay 26-29: Hong KongAttention art lovers, if you are in Hong Kong, don’t miss the Hong Kong International Art Fair. On display will be paintings and sculptures from artists around the world, including names such as Maxwell Hearn and Jan Stuart. http://hongkongartfair.comadvertisementlast_img read more

26 Nov

Cricket: Alec Stewart has his say on picking Kuldeep Yadav for tests

first_imgAlec Stewart, Surrey coachAdvertisement(Image Courtesy: Kia Oval)Former England wicket keeper Alec Stewart believes that Kuldeep Yadav, who was India’s most successful bowler in the limited overs vs England will find it difficult in the upcoming test series.Stewart, whose career spanned over 14 years believes that even though Yadav is recognized as the mystery spinner, it will the ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who turn out to be the reliable option.“I am a massive fan of Ashwin and he is an impressive performer. Jadeja has had some good success against England as well. But if someone has got mystery, you might want to play him,” Stewart told PTI in an interview.“Virat, as a captain, is very positive and will back an attacking bowler. He will possibly believe that Kuldeep has more to offer than Ashwin or Jadeja, and then that’s the route Virat will take. And then the wrist spinner has to perform, and replicate with the red ball what he has done with the white ball. We won’t know until he is given a go,” said Stewart.Stewart then went on to say how Joe Root had mastered his bowling and how Kuldeep won’t get the luxuries that he got in the limited overs format.“All of a sudden, he won’t have four men at the boundary. He will have four men around the bat, and the batsmen don’t have to try and score with a positive intent. Can he bowl enough good balls and ask questions of the batsmen as he had done in white-ball cricket?”“In ODIs and T20Is, you can get away with bad balls with batsmen getting caught off full tosses (Eoin Morgan) or sweep slogging caught at deep midwicket (Jason Roy).“Would Kuldeep have those fields in a Test? Would batsmen play those types of shots? No, instead, it will be a game of cat and mouse and it remains to be seen if Kuldeep can make those adjustments for Test cricket in England,” Stewart said.Stewart then said that the Batsmen will need to tackle Anderson and Broad and also added that the Indian pace attack will pose a threat under Kohli’s captaincy.“India’s pace attack is a massive threat as well. I think they are two evenly matched teams. In the past, India haven’t always travelled well and the last time (2014), I wasn’t even sure they wanted to be here.”“But under Virat’s captaincy, you can see the team replicating his characteristics and personality. They are not only a team of fighters, but of quality as well. They have covered all bases nicely and I think it will be closely fought Test series,” he added.Also Read:Cricket: Graeme Swann predicts Kuldeep to be picked ahead of Ashwin. Advertisementlast_img read more

26 Nov

Lenovo now rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for K3 Note

first_imgChinese company Lenovo has started rolling out the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the K3 Note phone in India . The update is available via over-the-air (OTA) and weighs in at about 1.6GB. The new Marshmallow update will bring Lenovo’s TheaterMax technology to the K3 Note. The technology allows for split-screen rendering on the screen when connected with compatible Ant VR headset.The company debuted TheaterMax technology along with the Ant VR headset with the K4 Note . TheatreMax essentially enhances multimedia content to offer a 3D virtual experience on the phone when paired with a supported AntVR headset. The key highlight of Lenovo’s take on VR is that you don’t need specialised content for it to work. It works on any content.To recall, the Lenovo K3 Note runs Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Vibe UI out-of-the-box. The new Marshmallow update will bring along the usual stack of Google goodies to the phone, including Now on Tap, revamped app permissions and improved RAM management along with the battery saving Doze functionality.Users can manually check for the update by heading over to Settings > About Phone > System Update.The K3 Note is a budget phone that comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD screen and is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 32GB via microSD card.The dualSIM phone sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. advertisementlast_img read more

26 Nov

IPL auction: Yuvraj Singh, Shane Watson in focus as new teams enter fray

first_imgThe dust is beginning to finally settle down on the controversies, suspensions and commission reports as the Indian Premier League gears up for yet another player auction.As many as 351 players from across the world will go under the hammer tomorrow but the focus will be on the eight marquee players which includes the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma, Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson. These four have the highest base price of Rs 2 crore and are certainly going to be much sought after once the auction gets underway tomorrow. (Stupid to turn my back on IPL: AB de Villiers )Yuvraj, who starred with bat and ball in India’s World Cup triumph in 2011, stands to make bi bucks again. The swashbuckling Punjab all-rounder fetched a record Rs 14 crore deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2014 auction before breaking his own record to bag a Rs 16 crore deal with Delhi Daredevils the next tear. However, both teams released him after just one season following poor performances from the star player. (Suresh Raina wary of MS Dhoni in IPL 2016 )Yuvraj had barely played any international cricket before the 2014 auction and had been out of the Indian team for nearly a year before Daredevils snapped him in February 2015. This time he goes into the auctions as part of the Indian team for the World T20. Though he did not set Australia on fire with the bat during the three-match T20 series, Yuvraj bowled well, looked sharp on the field and struck two lusty blows in the final over of a tense finish at the Sydney Cricket Ground. All of that combined with his cult status with the masses could force several teams to gun for the 34-year-old.advertisementPietersen, the sacked England batsman will also be on the radar. He was in top form during the Big Bash League and smashed 323 runs for the Melbourne Stars. Pune and Rajkot are still looking to build on the core they developed at the first ever IPL draft in November while several other sides would be desperate for Pietersen’s experience in the middle-order. (Don’t have preference for any IPL team: Kevin Pietersen )Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who made an international comeback in the T20 series against India, did his prospects at the auctions no harm by slamming a majestic hundred at the SCG last Sunday. He has a terrific IPL record and has been a crucial cog in the wheel for Rajasthan Royals. Expect several team owners to go aggressively after Watson.Meanwhile, India speedster Ishant Sharma, who had a poor ODI series against Australia and has been overlooked for subsequent T20 squads, could attract some attention tomorrow as well. There is a dearth of quality Indian pacers in the IPL and Ishant’s experience on Indian pitches could be telling in tight games.Besides, there will be a host of other international stars to choose from. Usman Khwaja, who was in red-hot form during the BBL, is bound to attract some attention as is Michael Hussey, a Chennai Super Kings veteran.There will be plenty of options for teams looking to shop for bowlers this year. Ashish Nehra, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohit Sharma, Sudeep Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat and Ashok Dinda will be up for grans along with other foreign players.Here’s everything you need to know about the IPL auctions which will be held in Bangalore tomorrow:Available purse   Delhi Daredevils:  Rs. 37,15,00,000Kings XI Punjab: Rs. 23,00,00,000Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs. 17,95,00,000Mumbai Indians: Rs. 14,40,50,000Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs. 21,62,50,000Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs. 30,15,00,000Rising Pune Supergiants: Rs. 27,00,00,000Gujarat Lions: Rs. 27,00,00,000List of retained players: Delhi Daredevils IndiansAmit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer KhanOverseasAlbie Morkel – South Africa, Imran Tahir – South Africa, JP Duminy (captain) – South Africa, Quinton de Kock – South Africa, Nathan Coulter-Nile -AustraliaKings XI PunjabIndiansAxarPatel, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh, Manan Vohra, Murali Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Wriddhiman Saha.OverseasDavid Miller  – South Africa, Glenn Maxwell – Australia, Mitchell Johnson – Australia, Shaun Marsh – AustraliaKolkata Knight Riders IndiansGautam Gambhir  (captain), Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, RobinUthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf PathanOverseasAndre Russell – West Indies, Sunil Narine – West Indies, Brad Hogg -Australia, Chris Lynn – Australia, Shakib Al Hasan – Bangladesh, MorneMorkel – South AfricaMumbai Indians IndiansRohit Sharma (captain), Akshay Wakhare, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh,Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel,Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Unmukt ChandadvertisementOverseasCorey Anderson – New Zealand, Mitchell McClenaghan – New Zealand, KieronPollard – West Indies, Lendl Simmons – West Indies, Lasith Malinga – Sri Lanka, Marchant de Lange – South AfricaRoyal Challengers Bangalore IndiansVirat Kohli (captain), Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Kedar Jadhav, MandeepSingh, Sarfaraz Khan, Sreenath Aravind,  Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra ChahalOverseasAB de Villiers – South Africa,  David Wiese – South Africa,  Adam Milne -New Zealand, Chris Gayle – West Indies,  Mitchell Starc – AustraliaSunrisers Hyderabad IndiansShikhar Dhawan (captain), Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, KarnSharma,  KL Rahul,  Naman Ojha, Parvez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, SiddharthKaulOverseas David Warner – Australia, Moises Henriques – Australia, Eoin Morgan – England, Kane Williamson – New Zealand, TrentBoult – New ZealandRising Pune SupergiantsIndiansMS Dhoni (captain),  R Ashwin, Ajinkya RahaneOverseasSteve Smith – Australia, Faf du Plessis – South AfricaGujarat LionsIndiansSuresh Raina (captain), Ravindra JadejaOverseasBrendon McCullum – New Zealand,  James Faulkner – Australia, Dwayne Bravo – West IndiesPlayers up for auction: Marquee playersIshant Sharma – Rs. 2,00,00,000, Shane Watson – Rs. 2,00,00,000, Kevin Pietersen – Rs 2,00,00,000, Yuvraj Singh – Rs. 2,00,00,000, Dale Steyn – Rs. 1,50,00,000, Aaron Finch – Rs. 1,00,00,000, Martin Guptill – Rs. 50,00,000, Dwayne Smith – Rs. 50,00,000 BatsmenName           Player Role  Base Price (INR)Michael Hussey      Batsman 2,00,00,000Cameron White     Batsman 1,50,00,000Mahela Jayawardena Batsman 1,50,00,000David Hussey     Batsman 1,00,00,000Usman Khawaja     Batsman 1,00,00,000Owais Shah         Batsman 1,00,00,000Adam Voges         Batsman 1,00,00,000Hashim Amla     Batsman 1,00,00,000Rilee Rossouw     Batsman 1,00,00,000Joe Burns         Batsman 1,00,00,000George Bailey     Batsman 1,00,00,000S Badrinath     Batsman 50,00,000Tamim Iqbal     Batsman 50,00,000Marlon Samuels     Batsman 50,00,000Richard Levi     Batsman 50,00,000Darren Bravo     Batsman 50,00,000Nic Maddinson     Batsman 50,00,000Cheteshwar Pujara Batsman 50,00,000Michael Klinger     Batsman 30,00,000Aiden Blizzard     Batsman 30,00,000Abhinav Mukund     Batsman 30,00,000Dean Elgar         Batsman 30,00,000Lahiru Thirimanne Batsman 30,00,000Reeza Hendricks     Batsman 30,00,000Mithun Manhas     Batsman 30,00,000Travis Head     Batsman 30,00,000Alex Ross         Batsman 20,00,000Udit Birla         Batsman 20,00,000S Anirudha         Batsman 20,00,000Evin Lewis         Batsman 20,00,000Samarth Singh     Batsman 10,00,000Prashant Chopra     Batsman 10,00,000Ishank Jaggi     Batsman 10,00,000Robin Singh Bist Batsman 10,00,000Swapnil Asnodkar     Batsman 10,00,000Himanshu Rana     Batsman 10,00,000Tanmay Srivastava Batsman 10,00,000Asad Khan Pathan     Batsman 10,00,000Shalabh Srivastava Batsman 10,00,000Shubham Chaubey     Batsman 10,00,000Shivam Chaudhary     Batsman 10,00,000Chirag Gandhi     Batsman 10,00,000Prashant Gupta     Batsman 10,00,000Mohit Hooda     Batsman 10,00,000Govinda Poddar     Batsman 10,00,000Aditya Waghmode     Batsman 10,00,000Mohammad Saif     Batsman 10,00,000Rajesh Sharma     Batsman 10,00,000Mohammad Taha     Batsman 10,00,000Manprit Juneja     Batsman 10,00,000T Suman         Batsman 10,00,000Vijay Zol         Batsman 10,00,000Debabrata Das     Batsman 10,00,000Armaan Jaffer     Batsman 10,00,000Saurabh Wakaskar     Batsman 10,00,000Sachin Baby     Batsman 10,00,000Ankeet Bawane     Batsman 10,00,000Karun Nair         Batsman 10,00,000Apoorv Wankhade     Batsman 10,00,000Umang Sharma     Batsman 10,00,000Virat Singh     Batsman 10,00,000Paras Dogra     Batsman 10,00,000Paul Valthaty     Batsman 10,00,000Rinku Singh     Batsman 10,00,000Bowlers: Name            Player role        Base PriceDhawal Kulkarni    Bowler    2,00,00,000Kane Richardson    Bowler    2,00,00,000James Pattinson    Bowler    1,50,00,000Mohit Sharma    Bowler    1,50,00,000Nathan Lyon        Bowler    1,00,00,000Mthokozisi Shezi    Bowler    1,00,00,000Tim Southee        Bowler    1,00,00,000Shaun Tait        Bowler    1,00,00,000John Hastings    Bowler    1,00,00,000Ashok Dinda        Bowler    50,00,000Praveen Kumar    Bowler    50,00,000Pragyan Ojha    Bowler    50,00,000Mustafizur Rahman    Bowler    50,00,000Munaf Patel        Bowler    50,00,000Samuel Badree    Bowler    50,00,000Scott Boland    Bowler    50,00,000Shannon Gabriel    Bowler    50,00,000Jackson Bird    Bowler    50,00,000Nuwan Kulasekara    Bowler    50,00,000Ajantha Mendis    Bowler    50,00,000S Senanayaka    Bowler    50,00,000Fidel Edwards    Bowler    50,00,000Jerome Taylor    Bowler    50,00,000Cameron Boyce    Bowler    50,00,000advertisementBarinder Sran    Bowler    50,00,000Hardus Viljoen    Bowler    30,00,000Rahul Sharma    Bowler    30,00,000Joel Paris        Bowler    30,00,000Parvinder Awana    Bowler    30,00,000Taskin Ahmed    Bowler    30,00,000Dushmantha ChameeraBowler    30,00,000Abhimanyu Mithun    Bowler    30,00,000Krismar Santokie    Bowler    30,00,000Pankaj Singh    Bowler    30,00,000Sudeep Tyagi    Bowler    30,00,000Jaydev Unadkat    Bowler    30,00,000Ben Laughlin    Bowler    30,00,000Kyle Abbott        Bowler    30,00,000Michael Beer    Bowler    30,00,000Tino Best        Bowler    30,00,000Veerasammy PermaulBowler    30,00,000Beuran Hendricks    Bowler    30,00,000Rudra Pratap SinghBowler    30,00,000Adam Zampa        Bowler    30,00,000Devendra Bishoo    Bowler    30,00,000Sulieman Benn    Bowler    30,00,000Ishwar Pandey    Bowler    20,00,000Vikramjeet Malik    Bowler    20,00,000Amit Mishra        Bowler    10,00,000HS Sharath        Bowler    10,00,000Cheepurupalli Stephen    Bowler10,00,000Rajwinder Singh    Bowler    10,00,000Vinay Choudhary    Bowler    10,00,000Aniket Choudhary    Bowler    10,00,000Chama Milind    Bowler    10,00,000Ankit Singh RajpootBowler    10,00,000Nathu Singh        Bowler    10,00,000M. Ashwin        Bowler    10,00,000Shivil Kaushik    Bowler    10,00,000Hardik Patel    Bowler    10,00,000Saurabh Kumar    Bowler    10,00,000Krishna Das        Bowler    10,00,000Seth Rance        Bowler    10,00,000Pulkit Narang    Bowler    10,00,000Tabrez Shamsi    Bowler    10,00,000Karanveer Singh    Bowler    10,00,000Jasinder Singh    Bowler    10,00,000Mitrakant Yadav    Bowler    10,00,000Rishi Arothe    Bowler    10,00,000Nikit Dhumal    Bowler    10,00,000Mohammad Javed    Bowler    10,00,000Akshay Chauhan    Bowler    10,00,000Tushar Deshpande    Bowler    10,00,000Sayan Ghosh        Bowler    10,00,000Jaskaran Singh    Bowler    10,00,000Israr Azim Khan    Bowler    10,00,000Prasidh Krishna    Bowler    10,00,000Shubham Mavi    Bowler    10,00,000M. Mohammad        Bowler    10,00,000Chandrakant SakureBowler    10,00,000Basant Mohanty    Bowler    10,00,000Balwinder Sandhu    Bowler    10,00,000A. Aswin Crist    Bowler    10,00,000Alok Pratap Singh    Bowler    10,00,000Royston Dias    Bowler    10,00,000Baltej Singh    Bowler    10,00,000Harmeet Singh BansalBowler    10,00,000Prasanth ParameswaranBowler    10,00,000Rahul Shukla    Bowler    10,00,000Bhargav Bhatt    Bowler    10,00,000Sarabjit Ladda    Bowler    10,00,000Ali Murtaza        Bowler    10,00,000Pravin Tambe    Bowler    10,00,000Domnic Muthuswamy    Bowler    10,00,000Basil Thampy    Bowler    10,00,000Krishnakant UpadhyayBowler    10,00,000KC Cariappa        Bowler    10,00,000Navdeep Saini    Bowler    10,00,000Vikas Tokas        Bowler    10,00,000Yuvraj Chudasama    Bowler    10,00,000K.K. Jiyaz        Bowler    10,00,000Ronit More        Bowler    10,00,000Veer Pratap Singh    Bowler    10,00,000Pawan Suyal        Bowler    10,00,000Pankaj Jaswal    Bowler    10,00,000Rahil S Shah    Bowler    10,00,000Rajesh Bishnoi    Bowler    10,00,000Babashafi Khan PathanBowler    10,00,000Siddarth Trivedi    Bowler    10,00,000Avesh Khan        Bowler    10,00,000 Allrounders Name        Player Role  Base Price (INR)Stuart Binny All-Rounder  2,00,00,000Mitchell Marsh All-Rounder  2,00,00,000Tillakaratne Dilshan All-Rounder  1,50,00,000Irfan Pathan All-Rounder  1,00,00,000Chris Jordan All-Rounder  1,00,00,000Ravi Bopara All-Rounder 1,00,00,000Thisara Perera All-Rounder 1,00,00,000Manoj Tiwary All-Rounder 1,00,00,000Robin Peterson All-Rounder 50,00,000James Neesham All-Rounder 50,00,000Wayne Parnell All-Rounder 50,00,000Henry Davids All-Rounder 50,00,000Johan Botha All-Rounder 50,00,000Vernon Philander All-Rounder 50,00,000Jeevan Mendis All-Rounder 50,00,000Dilruwan Perera All-Rounder 50,00,000Ashton Agar All-Rounder 50,00,000Darren Sammy All-Rounder 50,00,000Ben Cutting All-Rounder 50,00,000Christopher Morris All-Rounder 50,00,000Nathan McCullum All-Rounder 50,00,000Jason Holder All-Rounder 50,00,000Sean Abbott All-Rounder 50,00,000Shehan Jayasuriya All-Rounder 30,00,000Narsingh Deonarine All-Rounder 30,00,000Soumya Sarkar All-Rounder 30,00,000Dasun Shanka All-Rounder 30,00,000Milinda Siriwardana All-Rounder 30,00,000George Worker All-Rounder 30,00,000Farhaan Behardien All-Rounder 30,00,000Colin Munro All-Rounder 30,00,000Grant Elliott All-Rounder 30,00,000Rayad Emrit All-Rounder 30,00,000Antony Dhas All-Rounder 30,00,000Juan Theron All-Rounder 30,00,000Abhishek Nayar All-Rounder 30,00,000Isuru Udana All-Rounder 30,00,000Marcus Stoinis All-Rounder 30,00,000Rajat Bhatia All-Rounder 30,00,000Kevon Cooper All-Rounder 30,00,000Dilshan Munaweera All-Rounder 30,00,000Doug Bracewell All-Rounder 30,00,000Anton Devcich All-Rounder 3,00,000Seekkuge Prasanna All-Rounder 30,00,000Pawan Negi All-Rounder 30,00,000Carlos Brathwaite All-Rounder 30,00,000Andrew Tye All-Rounder 30,00,000Kevin O’Brien All-Rounder 30,00,000Christopher Barnwell All-Rounder 30,00,000Jaydev Shah All-Rounder 20,00,000Shadab Jakati All-Rounder 20,00,000Pradeep Sangwan All-Rounder 20,00,000Rajagopal Sathish All-Rounder 20,00,000Dwaine Pretorius All-Rounder 20,00,000Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad All-Rounder 20,00,000Sachin Rana All-Rounder 10,00,000Krunal Pandya All-Rounder 10,00,000Dinesh Salunkhe All-Rounder 10,00,000Gurinder Singh All-Rounder 10,00,000Priyank Panchal All-Rounder 10,00,000B Indrajith All-Rounder 10,00,000Jatin Saxena All-Rounder 10,00,000Sagar Trivedi All-Rounder ?10,00,000Amit Verma All-Rounder 10,00,000Chirag Jani All-Rounder 10,00,000Pardeep Sahu All-Rounder 10,00,000Deepak Hooda All-Rounder 10,00,000Akash Bhandari All-Rounder 10,00,000Pratyush Singh All-Rounder 10,00,000Faiz Fazal All-Rounder 10,00,000Nikhil Dutta All-Rounder 10,00,000Anirudha Ashok Joshi All-Rounder 10,00,000Praveen Dubey All-Rounder 10,00,000Manan Ajay Sharma All-Rounder 10,00,000Akshay Karnewar All-Rounder 10,00,000Deepak Chahar All-Rounder 10,00,000Subodh Bhati All-Rounder 10,00,000Amir Gani All-Rounder 10,00,000David Keelan Mathias All-Rounder 10,00,000Kishore Pramod Kamath All-Rounder 10,00,000Hiten Dalal All-Rounder 10,00,000Rohan Raje All-Rounder 10,00,000Dharmendrasinh Jadeja All-Rounder 10,00,000Ravi Jangid All-Rounder 10,00,000J. Kousik All-Rounder 10,00,000Mahipal Lomror All-Rounder 10,00,000Deepak Punia All-Rounder 0,00,000Pargat Singh All-Rounder 10,00,000M.S. Washington Sundar All-Rounder 10,00,000Rahul Dagar All-Rounder 10,00,000Mayank Dagar All-Rounder 10,00,000Suneel Raju All-Rounder 10,00,000Baba Aparajith All-Rounder 10,00,000Mayur Sanap All-Rounder 10,00,000Bandeep Singh All-Rounder 10,00,000Milind Tandon All-Rounder 10,00,000Rahul Ajay Tripathy All-Rounder 10,00,000Syed Khaleel Ahmed All-Rounder 10,00,000Saurabh Dubey All-Rounder 10,00,000Venkatesh Iyer All-Rounder 10,00,000Rohit Sharma All-Rounder 10,00,000Mayank Siddana All-Rounder 10,00,000Shasank Singh All-Rounder 10,00,000Chandra Pal Singh All-Rounder 10,00,000Tanveer Ulhaq All-Rounder 10,00,000Iqbal Abdullah All-Rounder 10,00,000Shubham Ranjane All-Rounder 10,00,000Akhil Arvind Herwadkar All-Rounder 10,00,000Ashok Menaria All-Rounder 10,00,000Yogesh Nagar All-Rounder 10,00,000Milind Kumar All-Rounder 10,00,000Akshdeep Nath All-Rounder 10,00,000Sumit Narwal All-Rounder 10,00,000Biplab Samantray All-Rounder 10,00,000Rush Kalaria All-Rounder 10,00,000Jalaj Saxena All-Rounder 10,00,000Vijay Shankar All-Rounder 10,00,000Raiphi Vincent Gomez All-Rounder 10,00,000Kuldeep Hooda All-Rounder 10,00,000Vaibhav Rawal All-Rounder 10,00,000Prasanth Padmanabhan All-Rounder 10,00,000Jaydev Gokul Bista All-Rounder 10,00,000Ankit Nagendra Sharma All-Rounder 10,00,000Kshitiz Sharma All-Rounder 10,00,000Swapnil Singh All-Rounder 10,00,000Shrikant Mundhe All-Rounder 10,00,000Abhishek Raut All-Rounder 10,00,000Rohan Prem All-Rounder 10,00,000Manjeet Kumar Chaudhary All-Rounder 10,00,000Rahul Tewatia All-Rounder 10,00,000Amit Yadav All-Rounder 10,00,000Wicketkeepers: Name        Player Role  Base Price (INR)Sanju Samson     Wicket Keeper 2,00,00,000Dinesh Karthik     Wicket Keeper 2,00,00,000Brad Haddin     Wicket Keeper 1,50,00,000Jos Buttler     Wicket Keeper 1,50,00,000Johnson Charles     Wicket Keeper 30,00,000Mushfiqur Rahim     Wicket Keeper 30,00,000Sam Billings     Wicket Keeper 30,00,000Shane Dowrich     Wicket Keeper 30,00,000Peter Handscomb     Wicket Keeper 30,00,000Ben Dunk         Wicket Keeper 30,00,000Morne van Wyk     Wicket Keeper 30,00,000Tim Ludeman     Wicket Keeper 30,00,000C.M. Gautam     Wicket Keeper 20,00,000Aditya Tare     Wicket Keeper 20,00,000Nitin Saini     Wicket Keeper 20,00,000Eklavya Dwivedi     Wicket Keeper 20,00,000Nicolas Pooran     Wicket Keeper 20,00,000Ishan Kishan     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Rishabh Pant     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Cameron Bancroft     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Pinal Shah         Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Sadiq Hassan     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Pradeep Malik     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Jaskaranvir Singh Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Avi Barot         Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Ankush Bains     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Manvinder Bisla     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Ian Dev Singh      Wicket Keeper 10,00,000K.B Arun Karthik     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Kona Srikar      Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Shreevats Goswami Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Smit Kamlesh      Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Mahesh Rawat     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Dishant Yagnik     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Jitesh Sharma     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Kedar Devdhar     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000Vishant More     Wicket Keeper 10,00,000last_img read more

25 Nov

Rohan Bopanna reveals why he didn’t choose Leander Paes for Rio

first_imgLeander Paes is all set to make a  a record seventh Olympic appearance after Rohan Bopanna on Saturday accepted him as his men’s doubles partner on the AITA’s insistence, ending days of speculation surrounding the Indian team for the Rio Games.Bopanna’s original choice was Saketh Myneni but All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee felt that Paes and Bopanna are the “best bet” for a medal. (Also read: Mamata Banerjee congratulates Leander Paes for Rio ticket) ‘STYLES OF PLAY NOT COMPITABLE’Bopanna had written to AITA that he and Paes have not been able to put together a good combination despite best efforts.”I have much admiration for Leander Paes and his many achievements but I do not believe our styles of play are either compatible or complementary. Considering that this is a team event where two individuals need to gel together to do well, regardless of individual achievements, it is the team and the combination that matters,” he wrote in his letter yesterday.However, the 36-year-old said he has accepted AITA decision.”The AITA Selection Committee has now made its decision after due consideration of my representation and has selected the team for the Olympics. I respect this decision and look forward to participating in Rio,” he said in a statement.TWO SHOTS AT MEDALBopanna will now have two shots at the Olympic medal as he has also been nominated for the mixed doubles event with Sania Mirza, who had also wanted to play him.Sania will play women’s doubles with Prarthana Thombare, who trains at her academy under her father and coach Imran Mirza.advertisementBOPANNA, PAES TEAM UP FOR DAVIS CUPTo ensure that Bopanna and Paes sort out their differences and “discomfort”, the AITA has also named them in the Davis Cup squad for next month’s Korea tie.In a departure from norms, AITA has named a seven-member team after Paes made himself available and feels that spending a week together before the Games will give them opportunity to bond well.In all, a major crisis, which had become a trend before Olympic team selection, has been averted this time with Bopanna not defying AITA’s decision.”We have the highest respect for all the players. We want them to play at the optimum level while representing the nation. All the players are equally respected,” AITA President Anil Khanna, who is also the ITF Vice President, said after announcing the pairings.Khanna said the selection committee looked at the results of Bopanna’s combination with both Paes and Myneni in Davis Cup and concluded that Bopanna and Paes were the best bets for a medal.ZEESHAN ALI NAMED CAPTAINAITA also appointed Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali as captain of the Olympic squad.”It’s time to look forward now. Leander and Rohan have it in them to fight tough for medal. It will be tough no doubt but they have been there at top level for some time now.Putting aside differences, they make a decent combination keeping in mind the field,” Zeeshan told PTI.Giving the reasoning for pairing Sania with Bopanna, Khanna said it was a question of court combination.”Rohan plays from the left side of the court and Sania from the right. Leander also plays from right. So we need to give this change,” Khanna said.AITA also announced a seven-member squad for next month’s Asia/Oceania Group I tie against Korea in Chandigarh but the final announcement will be made on July 5.’DIALOGUE IS IMPORTANT’Asked if one week is enough for Paes and Bopanna to sort out the differences that have piled up in years, Davis Cup coach Zeeshan said, something is better than nothing.”It’s better to be together at least for a week, than not being together at all. Dialogue is important. Now that everything has been sorted, we are set for the Games,” he said.Yuki Bhambri, the highest-ranked singles player in the country at number 147, Myneni (ranked 150 in singles and 125 in doubles), Bopanna (ranked 10 in doubles), Paes (ranked 46 in doubles), Ramkumar Ramanathan (224 in singles) Vishnu Vardhan and Sumit Nagal are in the squad.Vardhan and Nagal will be the reserve players while four playing members will be announced on July 5.Without naming either Yuki or Myneni, Khanna said some players are coming back from injury, so all seven are in squad.”There’s still some time so there is no necessity to announce the final squad today.It has been learnt that Myneni, who recently recovered from a shoulder injury, may not be part of the playing squad.advertisementlast_img read more

16 Nov

Rhian Brewster: Who is England’s U17 sensation?

first_imgPremier League Rhian Brewster: Who is the 17-year-old England & Liverpool goalscoring sensation? Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 19:15 10/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Rhian Brewster Dibyangshu Sarkar Premier League Liverpool Brazil U17 v England U17 England U17 Brazil U17 U17 World Cup The teenager scored a hat-trick for his country against Brazil in a World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, setting the internet ablaze Rhian Brewster scores goals. A striker for Liverpool and England’s Under-17 team, Brewster suddenly finds himself the talk of the internet after two electric showings in the U17 World Cup.U17 World Cup odds hereFirst, he scored a hat-trick against the United States in the quarter-final, as England won 4-1. Then on Wednesday, in a high-pressure semi-final against pre-tournament favourites Brazil, he scored another treble to send England, almost single-handedly, into the final. 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 This is Brewster fighting back from heartbreak. So clearly talented — he is quick and agile, as well as remarkably clinical — Brewster was in the thick of it as England reached the final of the U17 European Championships earlier this year.He scored three goals en route to an encounter with Spain, which the Young Lions appeared poised to win. They were 2-1 up when the fourth official confirmed that six minutes would be added added to the 90. Spain won a corner, Nacho Diaz scored in the final minute of added-on time and La Roja won 4-1 on penalties. Brewster hit the post with his spot-kick.Brewster 2It was cruel, but he had a supportive shoulder waiting for him when he returned to Liverpool. Steven Gerrard, now entrenched in the club’s academy system, coaching the club’s U18 team, took him aside. The former Reds captain has been there and done it, and knows all about penalty heartbreak from his experience with the senior England side.“He had a chat with me after the Euros,” Brewster told the club’s official website.“Obviously I missed my pen in the final, and the first thing he asked me was: ‘Would you take it again?’”“I said ‘yeah’, and he said ‘that’s right’. He said that the biggest thing that could have happened with me missing that pen now… he said [it’s better] than to be missing that pen later on in your career, in maybe the Euros for the first team or the World Cup for the first team.“He told me to make sure I practice and focus on every single pen that I take, and always put 100 per cent in.”Redemption appears within reach. England’s Young Lions have waited mere months for the World Cup, instead of the usual two years that senior teams must cope with, and Brewster was confident beforehand, insisting that nothing other than victory would be enough. No words to describe how we all feel right now!! One last big push ahead fully focused on that now #U17WorldCup @England pic.twitter.com/hZKUeR7Z7B — Rhian Brewster (@RhianBrewster9) October 25, 2017  “It should be a great experience because you don’t really go to World Cups often, so I’m looking forward to it and hopefully I’ll play a lot and score goals,” the 17-year-old said.“Obviously we were very, very disappointed to concede with basically the last kick of the game and then to lose on pens [in the Euros final], but I think that will make us stronger and hopefully we can go one better.“I think it’s good that it’s so soon because we don’t want to feel like that again and if we don’t want to feel like that again, we have to win.”This is a driven young man, clearly aware of what he wants. Brewster has not yet played for the senior team but reports suggest that Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan, and the manager included the youngster on the bench in last season’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Anfield.It could have been so different. Born in London, Brewster was initially on the books at Chelsea. At the age of 14, he decided there was no real option for progression to the first-team for him at Stamford Bridge, and thus decided to move on, packing up his things and venturing north.Hat-trick hero Rhian Brewster fires @England into the #FIFAU17WC Final 👊 pic.twitter.com/hQpBxCRTNm— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) October 25, 2017 “I was at Chelsea from the age of seven to 14 but then I told them I wanted to look at my options because I didn’t see a pathway to become a first-team player there.“There were a few clubs interested but once I knew Liverpool were one of them it was an easy choice.“Liverpool is a club that does give young players opportunities and it’s a great feeling to play for this club.“All I want to do is one day play for Liverpool’s first team. I will do all I can to try and make that happen, so if that means doing extra work in training I will do it.“If it means not going out with my friends, eating well and working hard every day, that has to be done and I will do it.”Fame as a youth player can be fleeting, as the likes of Freddy Adu and John Bostock can attest, but Brewster appears to have allied talent with steely determination; he dreams of “getting to a World Cup with England and winning it”.He’ll be able to do just that on Saturday if he carries on his goalscoring exploits, and with his abilities, it may serve as mere practice for the senior side.last_img read more

15 Oct


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Researchers say the male presence is also dominant onscreen, particularly when it comes to non-human characters.The findings from a research lab led by Ryerson University’s Faculty Of Communication & Design and UCLA compared data with the results of a 2007 study on children’s TV.Prof. Colleen Russo Johnson, Toronto-based co-author of the new study, says not a lot changed in the decade between the studies.“In Canada we have not seen any change in the percentage of female representation seen onscreen,” Russo Johnson, co-director of the Center for Scholars and Storytellers, said in a phone interview.“We were at 35 per cent in 2007, and in 2017 we see that we were still at 35 per cent. That’s really disappointing to see.”In Canada, the study culled information from 595 programs and 154 hours of recording on seven television broadcasters.It found 62 per cent of children’s shows in Canada are created by men, 63 per cent of episodes are written by men, and 82 per cent are directed by men.“If we don’t get the representation behind the scenes, then it makes sense that we’re not going to see it reflected onscreen, because people often write to what they know,” said Russo Johnson, who led the Canadian data collection for the study.“It’s also really important that people are telling authentic stories. So if we want stories about diverse girls, they should be written by diverse girls.”When it comes to onscreen gender disparity, researchers found no difference in U.S. and Canadian public vs. commercial TV. Disney channel had the highest percentage of female characters of all channels with 51 per cent.The gender gap was greatest in non-human characters, particularly with robots/machines, of which only 15 per cent were female in Canada.Human characters in general are on the decline, said Russo Johnson, “which is unfortunate because there is some research that suggests that children actually learn better, especially prosocial lessons better, from human characters rather than anthropomorphic characters such as talking animals.”Non-fiction children’s programming is also on the decline, says the study, which found the majority of the content was fictional, and over three quarters of that was animated.The study found the majority of human characters on children’s TV are Caucasian — 65 per cent in the U.S., and 74 per cent in Canada. Other key findings from the report include a virtual absence of main kids’ characters with disabilities.Prof. Dafna Lemish of Rutgers University led the U.S. data collection and co-wrote the report with Russo Johnson, while Prof. Maya Gotz led the international study as a whole.They plan to publish the findings online and discuss it at events targeting students and content creators, especially those in animation, in Toronto and possibly New York and Los Angeles.“I am very assured that the future of kids’ TV is bright,” said Russo Johnson.“The producers and creators and writers I’ve already spoken to about this, they are just shocked about some of these findings. They’re like, ‘Well now that I know, I will be mindful and I can make changes.”‘By Victoria Ahearn ~ The Canadian Press Login/Register With: TORONTO — A new study suggests female representation is low in Canadian children’s television, both onscreen and off.The report from the non-profit Center for Scholars and Storytellers looked at a variety of areas of the children’s TV landscape in Canada and the U.S., using data from a sample of programs targeting children up to age 12 in November 2017.It found men dominate the professions behind the scenes, from directing to content creation and writing. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

12 Oct

Danish Princess Refuses to Wear Headscarf During Visit to Saudi Arabia

By Jonathan WalshRabat – Princess Mary of Denmark has refused to wear a headscarf during an official visit to Saudi Arabia this week, despite it being mandatory for all women in the country.The Australian-born royal follows both Hilary Clinton and Michelle Obama who also decided against wearing the headscarf during previous visits to Saudi Arabia. Opting to wear a respectful long black top and trousers, pictures show the 44-year-old alongside her husband, Prince Frederik, touring the country and meeting with representatives during a five-day trip.Michelle Obama in particular was criticized in both the United States and Saudi Arabia for not wearing the headscarf during a visit in January 2015. During her visit, ‘#MichelleObamaImmodest’ trended on Twitter in both countries, as many claimed she had a lack of respect for local customs.The Danish royal visit to Saudi Arabia has been widely criticized by politicians and activists alike in Denmark, who claim that it is not appropriate to engage with the country given their human rights record.“The timing could not be worse. Saudi Arabia celebrated the New Year by beheading 47 people, after a year that saw a huge increase in the number of capital punishments and also reduced freedom of speech,” said Trine Christensen, a member of Amnesty International Denmark.“Sending a delegation of the reported caliber at this time sends a very symbolic signal that what is going on is acceptable.”Opposition MP Mette Gjerskov similarly agreed, stating, “Saudi Arabia is one of the most fundamental regimes in the world, where women are not allowed to drive and where death sentences are given for being homosexual.” This, he argued, was reason enough not to have diplomatic relations with the country.Laws in Saudi Arabia prevent women from undertaking basic tasks such as going to a restaurant alone or working without the permission of male family members. read more

12 Oct

Mexico president says government will help Pemex until 2021

MEXICO CITY — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his government will support the state-owned oil company with all the budget it needs and tax relief until 2021.López Obrador said Wednesday that by then, Petroleos Mexicanos will have recovered its footing, increased production and be able to finance the country’s development during the remainder of his term.Years of neglect during which governments funded themselves on Pemex’s profits rather than reinvesting in the company left it heavily indebted and facing declining production.López Obrador has made returning Pemex to its former stature a priority. He has sent the military after the organized crime rings that tap its pipelines and steal its fuel and promised to build a massive new refinery in spite of experts questioning the financial logic.The Associated Press read more

24 Sep

Owen Hegarty accepts role as founding Patron for CEEC

first_imgThe Board of Directors of CEEC International Ltd is pleased to announce that Owen Hegarty has accepted the role of founding Patron. “We are delighted that Mr Hegarty has agreed to assist in promoting CEEC and its mission. Owen is passionate about the mining industry and has the ability to convert complex technical and business ideas into simple messages. His alliance with CEEC International will assist us in connecting at the most senior and influential levels of the mining industry” says Chairman, Elizabeth Lewis-Gray. CEEC (Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution) is a recently established not-for-profit company. Its mission is to market and raise awareness of relevant research and alternative comminution strategies with the objective of achieving lower process costs and further energy efficiencies in the mining sector. The comminution (crushing and grinding) step in mineral processing has been specifically selected for focus because it represents a substantial proportion of total energy cost in mining.  For many mine sites the energy usage of the crushing and grinding processes represents at least 50% of total energy consumption. The substantial comminution energy input, combined with a growing body of research that highlights alternative flowsheet and technology strategies, represents a major opportunity for beneficial change.The announcement of our founding Patron also coincides with the unveiling of our “secret weapon”, CEEC International’s web-based information portal: http://www.ceecthefuture.com/” said Lewis-Gray. The CEEC website lists a range of key research papers and profiles consultants and researchers who specialize in the field of comminution design. This site will continue to be populated with additional data and information as it becomes available and a connection to the “Linked In” discussion page has been established. It will also be a function of the Board and Executive of CEEC to encourage debate and discussion of this topic within mining companies; at Board, senior management, and technical levels. CEEC’s Board members includes world-leading scientists such as Dr Wayne Stange (CEO, AMIRA) and Professor Tim Napier-Munn (previous previous Director JKMRC and CEO JK Tech). CEEC anticipates debate will embolden and forearm researchers and companies in such a way as to drive change in comminution.In a clear message of support, Hegarty commented that: “CEEC is an excellent technical initiative aimed at helping to deliver minerals and metals from our great mining industry with disciplined energy efficiency.”The vision is to accelerate implementation of eco-efficient comminution strategies through promotion of supporting data and industry benefits.Mission and ObjectiveTo raise awareness of research findings, alternative comminution strategies and installed outcomes. To accelerate information, knowledge and technology transfer with the objective of lower processing costs and reduced carbon footprint as a result of improved comminution practices.Why establish and why support CEEC?The crushing and grinding steps in mineral processing of ores represent a substantial proportion of total energy cost and carbon emission in mining.  For some mine sites the energy usage by crushing and grinding processes represents up to 70-90% of total energy consumption. Despite the funding of a significant amount of research undertaken in this area, awareness in the industry of the significant impact of crushing and grinding on costs and energy usage, particularly at board level, is relatively low. Furthermore, the pace of technology transfer is painfully slow, reflecting the high perceived risk associated with change.Extensive research and improved engineering design has established that a range of improved blasting, crushing and grinding techniques and flow sheets may lower project costs and carbon footprint. These include relatively straight forward strategies such as removing waste material before size reduction, a better combination of grinding technologies and targeting larger grind sizes where mineralogy allows.The majority of existing comminution circuits feature tumbling mills, SAG/AG and ball mills. The nature of size reduction in such devices is ‘hit and miss’ leading to the generation of excessive mechanical energy and heat, so much so that less than 5% of the energy consumed by tumbling mills is used in size reduction.The founding Board, sponsors and supporters of CEEC are confident that even a small investment in the additional promotion of research results and some alternative comminution strategies will significantly accelerate industry awareness,  technology transfer and industry performance in this area.The important role of CEEC in accelerating change has strong support from within the mining sector. Industry leadership is critical and a positive result for both the minerals extraction and mining sector as a whole.last_img read more

24 Sep

Metso unveils rock breaker series for large fixed crushing stations

first_imgMetso Mining and Construction’s product portfolio is expanding with the addition of a new rock breaker series designed for primary stationary crushing stations in mines. The proven hammer-boom combination, already well known in Metso’s mobile solutions, is now available for stationary mining applications. Rock breakers are commonly used in primary crushing stations to break oversized boulders that are fed into the crusher and to clear clogging in the cavity. Today, most of the primary stations use this combination to guarantee smooth, continuous performance and to minimise idling caused by build-ups and blockages.“Today, safety at work is undeniably the number one issue within the construction and mining industries. The remotely controlled hammer-boom combination provides, without a doubt, the safest solution for clearing clogged crusher cavities,” comments Ilkka Somero, Product Manager for Metso rock breaker solutions. Earlier, Metso did not have its own hammer and boom combination available for stationary primary crushing stations. Based on customer demand, Metso was asked to provide a solution to meet this need. “We have now introduced a range of breaker boom and hammer combinations and can offer our customers a complete turnkey solution. Besides the requested primary crusher, Metso can now offer a comprehensive breaker attachment: a boom with assembly framework, hammer, related hydraulic power pack and remote radio controls,” Somero adds.The new Metso MH-series hammers and MB-series booms include five boom-hammer combinations for jaw crushers and one for primary gyratory crushers. The hammer weights range from 400 kg 2,200 kg and the corresponding power ratings from 18 kW to 45 kW.last_img read more

22 Sep

I find the approach of Gerry Adams difficult to accept Alan Shatter

first_imgTHE JUSTICE MINISTER has said that he has difficulty accepting the explanations of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams.In light of this week’s documentary The Disappeared, Adams has faced renewed questions about his role in the murder of Jean McConville.McConville’s daughter yesterday called for the abduction and murder of the mother-of-ten to be treated as a war crime.Asked on RTÉ’s The Week In Politics about Adams’ denial that he had any hand in McConville’s murder, Alan Shatter said that questions had to be answered. I find the approach of Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin difficult to accept.“Firstly I think it’s right to praise RTÉ and the BBC for what was a very important programme.“It is for Gerry Adams to decide what he says in public, but I think it is important not to trivialise the issue.“Anyone who knows anything has an obligation to come forward.”Shatter went on to say that Sinn Féin had a “credibility gap” on the issue.Also on the panel was Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty, who denied Áine Lawlor’s suggestion that Adams is a “liability”.“I think it was a harrowing programme. I think the pain of the victims is the same as a number of people, be they IRA members or British paramilitaries or innocent people.”Doherty said that both Adams and Martin McGuinness had called on people to come forward.He went on to say that the actions of the IRA was wrong.Read: Doherty has “no reason to disbelieve” Adams when he says he wasn’t in the IRARead: “If it was any other country, it would be investigated like a war crime,” – Jean McConville’s daughterlast_img read more

22 Sep

Donegal man charged with 1982 Hyde Park attack

first_imgA 61-YEAR-OLD man from Donegal has been charged in relation to an attack in London’s Hyde Park that killed four soldiers in July 1982.John Anthony Downey is due at Westminster Magistrates Court later this afternoon charged with the murder of Roy John Bright, Dennis Richard Anthony Daly, Simon Andrew Tipper and Geoffrey Vernon Young – all members of the Royal Household Cavalry who were travelling from their barracks to Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard.The Donegal man is also charged with the unlawful and malicious use of an explosive substance of a nature likely to endanger life or to cause serious injury.The nail bomb, which was hidden in a car, detonated on South Carriage Drive was linked to the IRA. Four soldiers and seven horses that were on ceremonial duty were killed. Just two hours later, a second explosion occurred in Regent’s Park, killing seven military bandsmen.Downey was arrested at Gatwick Airport last Sunday.PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images30 years ago: Anger at Irish Government over IRA bombings Thatcher: “You can’t trust the Irish, they are all liars”PSNI to be given access to Dolours Price interviewslast_img read more

22 Sep

Think before you jump in 140 people drown in Ireland every year

first_imgTHE RECENT SPATE of good weather has seen a huge increase in the number of people flocking to the water to cool down.The country’s beaches, rivers and lakes are a popular destination when the sun comes out but just because it’s relaxing to dip in the water – doesn’t mean you should relax when it comes to your safety.Irish Water Safety is urging people to take precautions as an average of 140 people drown in Ireland every year.Forty children aged 14 and under have drowned in the space of ten years.IWS says that 80% of the drownings happen in the victim’s local environment. People drown silently, quickly and sometimes in only inches of water. They can drown beside others who are completely unaware.The IWS has this advice for staying safe in the water:Swim with others, never aloneSwim in daylight not in darknessPay attention to signs on the beachLearn to use equipment before trying it outAvoid swimming in unfamiliar placesAllow time to rest after eating or if tiredStay in the water for short periodsSwim parallel and close to the shoreNever use inflatable toys in open waterChildren are particularly at risk and need constant supervision.‘Never drink and dive, swim or sail’Meanwhile Drinkaware.ie is reminding everybody that alcohol and swimming don’t mix.Alcohol consumption is a contributory factor in nearly a third of all drownings in Ireland each year.Alcohol slows down people’s reaction time, impacts their coordination, and affects their perception of distance and direction and when it comes to water-sports – this can be an extremely dangerous combination.Fionnuala Sheehan, chief executive of Drinkaware.ie says “it’s really important for people to know what a standard drink is and how long it takes for it to leave your body. This isn’t a message just for when you’re getting behind the wheel of a car.“There’s approximately one standard drink in a glass—not a pint—of beer, lager, or cider; a small glass of wine; or a single pub-measure of spirits. On average, it takes about an hour for the body to process a standard drink.The message from drinkaware.ie is to never ever drink and dive or swim or sail…“If you’ve had a few drinks and plan to go out on or into the water, then we would encourage you to do the maths and hold off until the alcohol is gone from your system.”Water BabiesParents are being warned that a drowning can happen in less time than it takes to answer the telephone or tend to another child.Water Babies, which offer swimming lessons to babies, warn that the combination of holidays, sunshine, water and children can be a lethal combination.Following an increase in the number of drownings in Ireland last year, Carol McNally from Water Babies is urging parents to be extra vigilant this summer:We all look forward to getting away from it all, chilling out and letting our little ones splash around. And parents tend to relax and gain a false sense of security for children in a holiday setting, when in fact they should be more attentive than ever.Sadly, a primary factor in cases of fatal drowning is down to the initial shock, when a toddler or child falls into the water.McNally explains that “very young children react instantly and adversely to sudden and unexpected submersion and are temporarily paralysed with fear”.Water Babies primary goal is to teach babies vital lifesaving skills, such as swimming and holding on to the nearest solid object or turning onto their backs.Water Babies believe that a baby or toddler who is confident in the water and has been taught these simple survival skills stands a far better chance of coping with an unexpected immersion. It has these tips for parents:Parents must keep an eye on their children at all times – they can be easily distracted chatting to other parents, reading a newspaper or talking on the phoneSupervising adults should be in arms reach of children under five so that if a child slips underwater, they can be pulled to safety immediatelyThe adult watching must be able to swim and not afraid to jump in the waterIf leaving, even momentarily, take your child or designate a known adult to supervise – never leave an older sibling in charge around water.McNally says that “over the years we’ve been incredibly proud to share the credit for having helped save a significant number of children’s lives.Water Babies have fallen into canals, swollen streams, private swimming pools – and survived, thanks to the skills they learnt with us.Water Babies operate classes in Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Louth, Galway, Sligo, Waterford, Wexford, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Wexford.Read: ‘Mindless vandalism’ of life rings along River Boyne puts lives at risk>Read: Brave fireman jumps off bridge to save drowning woman in Limerick>last_img read more

20 Sep

Un plan daction pour améliorer la prise en charge sanitaire des détenus

first_imgUn plan d’action pour améliorer la prise en charge sanitaire des détenusFrance – Aujourd’hui, lors de leur visite à la maison d’arrêt de Bois-d’Arcy dans les Yvelines, les ministres de la Justice et de la Santé Michèle Alliot-Marie et Roselyne Bachelot ont présenté les pistes d’un plan d’action visant à améliorer l’accès aux soins en milieu carcéral.D’après la ministre de la Justice, citée par l’AFP, “ce plan permettra, depuis la connaissance de la santé jusqu’à l’accès aux soins en passant par les dispositifs de protection sociale et de lutte contre le risque suicidaire, de répondre à un certain nombre de problématiques”.Roselyne Bachelot a quant à elle expliqué que le plan viserait entre autres à “améliorer l’attractivité des métiers de la santé en milieu pénitentiaire”, à réaliser “le décloisonnement entre sanitaire et pénitentiaire” et à faire “usage des nouvelles technologies”. “Des opérations d’information auprès des étudiants seront amenées à se multiplier pour changer l’image des métiers de la santé en milieu carcéral et nous menons une réflexion sur la question statutaire. Il faut valoriser le temps partiel et le partage des personnels entre les établissements pour les petites structures”, a ajouté la ministre de la Santé. La visite fut également l’occasion de rappeler l’ouverture de dix-sept “unités hospitalières spécialement aménagées” pour les personnes détenues atteintes de troubles mentaux. Les neuf premières devraient ouvrir d’ici 2012, en commençant par Lyon puis Rennes en 2011.Le 19 avril 2010 à 16:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

12 Sep

Ricky Skaggs Other Legends Selected For Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame

first_imgWomen lead bluegrass awards nominations and other HOF inductees include Tom T. & Dixie Hall and “Big” Paul WilliamsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 26, 2018 – 4:28 pm The Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame & Museum has announced their latest inductees as well as nominations for the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Awards.The new Hall of Famers are Dixie Hall and her husband Tom T. Hall, Ricky Skaggs, and bluegrass performer Paul Williams. Becky Buller and Molly Tuttle lead the 2018 IBMA nominations with six each.Earlier this month the museum announced its bluegrass Hall of Fame roster would be rounded out with special posthumous inductions, including GRAMMY-winning violinist Vassar Clements and GRAMMY-nominated performer, producer and preservationist Mike Seeger. Email Ricky Skaggs & Other Legends Selected For Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame Ricky Skaggs Among Bluegrass Hall Of Fame Legends ricky-skaggs-other-legends-selected-bluegrass-music-hall-fame https://twitter.com/FiddlerBeckyB/status/1022462920330948608 News Facebook Twitter Winner of 14 GRAMMYs, Skaggs’ most recent was for his featured spot on Hillary Scott’s 2016 album Love Remains, which won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 59th GRAMMY Awards. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame earlier this year.Skaggs described to Billboard how this latest honor brings him full circle back to a promise he made in 1996 to his mentor, bluegrass legend Bill Monroe. Worried about who would carry on bluegrass’ musical flame, Skaggs promised to concentrate his efforts and followed through.Tom T. Hall, both with and without his wife Dixie, wrote classic hits for generations such as “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and won Best Album Notes at the 15th GRAMMY Awards for the liner notes to his own greatest hits album.Bluegrass’ Williams began with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers and the Sunny Mountain Boys, singing and playing mandolin, before focusing on gospel music with the Northside Trio and the Victory trio. The latter led to his Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album nomination at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards for 2000’s Old Ways & Old Paths.Regarding keeping the flame alive, the IBMA noted that in addition to two women receiving the most nominations this year, 2018 is the first year two women have competed in the Best Banjo Player category, GRAMMY nominee Kristin Scott Benson (a four-time previous winner) and Gina Clowes, whose first album, True Colors, was released last year.The 2018 IBMA ceremony will be radio broadcast and live-streamed on Sept. 27 from Raleigh, N.C. The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, based in Owensboro, Ky., is currently being remodeled and will re-open on Oct. 18.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

3 Sep

No bidding for highway

first_img.No contractors have submitted a bid for repairing the 18-kilometre Kushtia-Ishwardi highway saying that the budget allocated is not enough.This is the third time the Roads and Highways Department has invited tenders for the Tk 230 million project as the previous two calls got no reply from any contractor, according to Rafiqul Islam, executive engineer of the department.Another engineer said it would take two more months to start the work. And if it is not done by June, things will get worse with the advent of the rainy season.The Kushtia-Ishwardi highway is the only connecting road between 32 districts of the north and southern regions.Around 11,000 vehicles ply on this highway every single day, according to the department’s estimate.There are countless potholes on the highway, and it is causing many road accidents every now and then. Vehicles also get stranded because of the condition of the road, which leads to long tailbacks. On average, 10-12 vehicles remain out of order in this 18-kilometre road.Kamrul Arefin, a contractor, told Prothom Alo that there are so many potholes on the road that it cannot be called a standard highway.As much as Tk 250 million was spent to repair the Kushtia-Ishwardi highway and the Kushtia-Jhenaidah highway in the past two years. Still, people are annoyed seeing the road not getting repaired despite so much being spent.A truck driver, Hafiz Ali, said the road is very risky and the vehicles get damaged plying on this road.Kushtia Zila Sachetan Nagorik Committee member Mizanur Rahman said, “We see tenders, but the road does not change. As a result, the public suffer.”last_img read more

31 Aug

Want to Be Less Racist Move to Hawaii

first_imgKristin Pauker still remembers her uncle’s warning about Dartmouth. “It’s a white institution,” he said. “You’re going to feel out of place.” Dr. Pauker, who is now a psychology professor, is of mixed ancestry, her mother of Japanese descent and her father white from an Italian-Irish background. Applying to colleges, she was keen to leave Hawaii for the East Coast, eager to see something new and different. But almost immediately after she arrived on campus in 1998, she understood what her uncle had meant. She encountered a barrage of questions from fellow students. What was her ethnicity? Where was she from? Was she Native Hawaiian?The questions seemed innocent on the surface, but she sensed that the students were really asking what box to put her in. And that categorization would determine how they treated her. “It opened my eyes to the fact that not everyone sees race the same way,” she told me. Read the whole story: The New York Timeslast_img read more