first_imgDubai, Jun 27 (PTI) Korea overwhelmed Argentina 54-25 to set up a semifinal date with India, while Pakistan also made the cut in the Kabaddi Masters here today. Pakistan proved too hot for African giants Kenya as they raced to a 42-20 victory in the second match of the day at the Al Wasl Sports Complex here. Korea and Pakistan finished with two wins each to finish second in their respective groups. Both the semifinals will be held here on June 29. Pakistan led 22-7 at halftime and held on to their lead to seal the issue with a solid defence and attack. Kashif Razzaq stood out in the defence with five tackle points. Earlier, Korea geared up to their tough semifinal outing against India on a high with an easy 54-25 win over Argentina. The Latin American nation matched Korea in the first 10 minutes but could not keep up with the tempo to finish their campaign in the six-nation kabaddi meet without a single win. Korean raiders were too strong as they scored to combine 36 raid points while their defence scored 11 tackle points. Argentina’s defence could score just eight tackle points and relied on Nahuel Villamayor who scored 10 raid points. The meet is being organised by the International Kabaddi Federation in partnership with Star India Pvt Ltd and Dubai Sports Council. Semifinal lineups: Iran v Pakistan (8pm IST); India v Korea (9pm IST). PTI TAP ATKATKlast_img read more

first_imgJohn Isner continued with his winning run as he defeated Australian Matthew Ebden 6-4 6-7(6) 6-1 in the semi-final to advance to the Atlanta Open final for the eighth time on Saturday.The win, achieved in just under two hours in Georgia’s sizzling afternoon heat, was a small measure of revenge for Isner, who lost to the same opponent in the first round of the Australian Open in January.Isner will meet fellow American Ryan Harrison in Sunday’s final after the eighth seed prevailed over Britain’s Cameron Norrie 2-6 6-3 6-2 in less oppressive evening conditions.Isner served 26 aces against Ebden, who appeared to be hindered by a sore neck and served 15 double-faults.”I benefited from my opponent not being 100 percent,” Isner said.”Of course Im very happy to be back I the final here.”Isner won his fourth Atlanta title when he beat Harrison in last year’s final.”I know a lot about Ryan,” Isner said. “There are no secrets there.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

first_imgThe Indian government felicitated the Asian Games 2018 medal winners with cash awards after India registered its best-ever medal haul in the history of the Asian Games on Tuesday.Cash rewards of Rs 40 lakh were given to gold medallists while silver and bronze winners got Rs 20 and Rs 10 lakh each.India returned home with 69 medals from the Jakarta and Palembang games. Out of the 69 medals, 15 were gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze.India’s previous best medal haul was at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. That year, India bagged a total of 65 medals (14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze)Also read – Manjit Singh requests sports ministry to include him in TOP Scheme after Asiad gold India won 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals at this year’s Asian Games (Reuters Photo)Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore were present at the ceremony along with other Union Ministers Kiren Rijiju and Mahesh Sharma, Sports Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, IOA President Narinder Batra and SAI DG Neelam Kapur.Also read – India sign off with best ever medal haul in their Asian Games historyRajnath congratulated all the medal winners and said that India will soon become a sporting superpower in the world.”I’m thrilled with our athletes’ performance. I’m confident India will soon not only become economic superpower but also a sporting power,” he said.”I congratulate all the medal winners and give my blessings to all of them.”Also read – Asian Games bridge gold medallists Bardhan, Sarkar devoid of official blazersadvertisementRajnath was also full of praise for Sports Minister Rathore for his commitment and dedication towards developing sports in India.”Rathore’s commitment and compassion towards sports in incomparable. Every Indian would be proud of his dedication towards sports,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgHMD Global is on a roll of late. Reports flooding the internet suggest that the Finland-based smartphone manufacturer is currently working on two smartphones — the Nokia 9 and the Nokia X7, which is the follow-up device of the Nokia X5 and the X6 launched very recently. A lot has already been talked about both the smartphones, but now, images of front panels of both the handsets have leaked showing off notch-less screens.Coming to the alleged Nokia 9 image first, the phone is seen with much thinner bezels compared to the predecessor Nokia 8. Surprisingly, the Nokia 9, as the previous rumours and leaks suggested, isn’t seen with notched display in the new front panel images. In the leaked image, the Nokia 9 is seen with notch-less screen and very thin bezels all around. The top bezel includes the sensor, earpiece and the selfie camera.There’s also no fingerprint sensor on the front, which means, the Nokia 9 will come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, or HMD Global might just bring the in-display fingerprint sensor to the phone. Considering the handset is expected to sport fiver rear cameras — as the previous reports suggest, if HMD Global puts the sensor below or beside the 5 cameras, the rear panel might just look too cluttered, which may not be very attractive to look at.The Nokia 9 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours in the last couple of weeks. So, we already know a lot about the phone. The Nokia 9 is expected to sport Penta-lens camera setup with a fixed primary sensor and switchable secondary sensor. Reports also suggest that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, glass back, and dual SIM support. As suggested by the Samsung’s buyback page on its Latvian website, the Nokia 9 will come in both single and dual SIM option. As per the list, the upcoming Nokia phone will have four variants — 64GB single SIM, 64GB dual SIM, 128GB single SIM and 128GB dual SIM.advertisementBesides the Nokia 9, the front panel image of the Nokia X7 has also leaked. In contrary to the Nokia 9, the Nokia X7 is seen with thick bezels, but there’s also a similarity. The Nokia X7 is also seen in notch-less screen. HMD Global has already teased the Nokia X7. Not much is know about the phone right now apart from the fact that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710.last_img read more

first_imgSix-time world champion MC Mary Kom claimed the gold medal without breaking a sweat in the 23rd President’s Cup, asserting her supremacy in a lop-sided 51kg bout final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia on Sunday.The Olympic bronze medallist pugilist decimated Australian April Franks 5-0.The 36-year-old Indian had also won a gold medal at the India Open boxing tournament in May, but skipped the Asian Championships as part of a larger plan to enhance her chances of Olympic qualification.Gold medal for me and for my country at #PresidentCup Indonesia. Winning means you’re willing to go longer,work harder & give more effort than anyone else. I sincerely thanks to all my Coaches and support staffs of @BFI_official @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/R9qxWVgw81Mary Kom (@MangteC) July 28, 2019The Asian Championship was held in Thailand in May.Fresh from winning the gold at the India Open two months ago, Mary Kom participated in this prestigious tournament with the aim of testing herself and getting some much-needed bouts under the belt ahead of the World Championships.Mary Kom, who claimed her sixth world title last year in Delhi, will be looking to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the World Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.The 2019 World Boxing Championships for women will be held from September 7 to 21.Also Read | We are with IOA, says NRAI on 2022 CWG boycott planAlso See:last_img read more

first_imgStoke City Hughes: Stoke didn’t cope well in the first half Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 06:26 10/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mark Hughes - cropped Getty Images Stoke City Stoke City v AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth Premier League Bournemouth picked up their first away win of the Premier League season, leaving the opposition boss to bemoan early errors Mark Hughes acknowledged Stoke City were blown off course in the first half as they failed to master the tricky conditions in a 2-1 home defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday.The Cherries – who had not previously picked up a point on their travels this term – seized control of the game with two quick-fire goals when playing with a strong wind at their backs in the first half, Andrew Surman putting them ahead before Junior Stanislas added a second from the penalty spot two minutes later.Everton 3/1 to beat Arsenal Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Although the hosts improved after the break, with Mame Biram Diouf getting a goal back in the 63rd minute, struggling Stoke still slipped to a fifth defeat in their last six outings in all competitions.Hughes refused to accept his side’s poor start was down to his players still suffering a hangover from last weekend’s deflating 7-2 loss away at Manchester City.FT: It’s all over at the bet365 Stadium. A disappointing defeat for the Potters against @afcbournemouth (1-2) #SCFC pic.twitter.com/YcDuH40dKL— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) October 21, 2017″We didn’t cope with the conditions too well in the first half,” he told Sky Sports.”We made a couple of mistakes, including giving away a penalty almost immediately after they’d scored the opening goal. They moved the ball, as they do, quite quickly, so it was hard to get any momentum.”Obviously the conditions favoured them. We were trying to get out but it was difficult to progress up the field. In the second half, with the wind at our backs, we were better.”We got some decent balls into good areas but couldn’t find the final touches we needed.”Bournemouth, who did exactly the same last year, killed the game and wasted time. Unfortunately, when you go behind, that’s the difficult thing. As an away team, why wouldn’t they do that?”The damage was done in the first half unfortunately. We’ve just got to get back on and get on with it.”The disappointing result sees Stoke slip into the bottom three ahead of next Saturday’s tricky trip to high-flying Watford.”There’s no time to be feeling sorry for yourselves. You have to understand that games in the Premier League are tough, whether you’re at the top, middle or bottom,” Hughes added.”We couldn’t get the break to get back on level terms, but it was always going to be difficult once Bournemouth set their stall out.”We will have to be better next week. Watford are playing well, so it’s another challenge. We just have to pick ourselves up and go again.”4 – Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has been directly involved in 4 goals in his last 4 PL games at the Britannia (2 goals, 2 assists). Stoked. pic.twitter.com/ZDZo5Q8qnf— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 21, 2017 Opposite number Eddie Howe was pleased to see Bournemouth record their first Premier League win on the road this season, particularly as they host the champions next Saturday.”It’s a special win. It was a massive game, with Chelsea to come next week. We didn’t want to become detached from the teams above us,” he told BBC Sport.”It was a gritty performance. In the first half we were incisive. We looked like we could score but we feared that with the weather conditions it would be a different story in the second half.”last_img read more

first_imgFormer Inter sporting director Walter Sabatini claims that Mauro Icardi should “find a boyfriend” for his agent and wife Wanda Nara.The pair have often been the subject of controversy during the striker’s time at Inter, and now the former captain has been told to find himself a new club as he is not in new boss Antonio Conte’s plans.“If Icardi was my player, I’d find a boyfriend for Wanda so that she stepped away from Mauro, who’s a wonderful lad and a loving father,” the 64-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Sabatini has recently been appointed sporting co-ordinator at Bologna and he offer his support to coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, who has revealed that he is suffering with leukaemia.“With Sinisa, I wanted to take on the world immediately and irreverently,” said Sabatini, who was seriously ill himself in 2018. “Now it’ll take longer, but not by much. He’ll pull through.“‘Resilience’ is the key word. I’ve often come up against things with resilience too. I’ve never made pacts with the devil, only with myself, perhaps because I myself am the devil.“I’ve been in contact with the afterlife: like the doctors said, I died twice in the 40 days I was comatose. I made myself heard.“I also negotiated with God, with politeness but also fury. I felt ready for heaven, but he didn’t give me the keys.”Sabatini also revealed the reaction of striker Mattia Destro when he heard the news of his coach’s battle with leukaemia. “I was surprised by Destro’s reaction: he’s never been so intellectually open. He was edgier before.“He cried when he heard Sinisa’s name: it meant Mihajlovic had really entered his heart.”Sabatini also addressed rumours that former Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini would re-join Bologna this summer.“To tell you the truth, Sinisa asked us not to spend money on a new striker because he’s counting on Destro and he wants us to invest in a midfielder.“If I had a lot of money, I’d sign Neymar. I want the fans to have fun: football is something wonderful.”last_img read more

first_imgPatna: Senior BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Tuesday put an end to all the speculation about a split in the NDA government in the state as he denied any rift or differences between the BJP and the JD-U. He termed the reports in local Hindi dailies as baseless and told the media in the State Assembly premises that “there is no rift or difference in the NDA. We are united and intact.” He also made it clear that the BJP and the JD-U will contest the next Bihar Assembly polls in 2020 together under the leadership of Nitish Kumar. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Several stories have been doing the rounds in the political circles of Bihar saying that everything is not well between the BJP and the JD-U and it will affect the NDA. A war of words between the BJP and JD-U leaders as well as BJP leaders being unhappy over the issuing of a letter by the Bihar Police Special Branch directing that information be gathered about the state functionaries of the RSS and its 18 affiliates appeared to support what the stories said. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joined hands with the BJP and formed the government in Bihar nearly two years ago after dumping the RJD and the Congress.last_img read more

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Mar. delivery was up 2 cents at $5.16 a bushel; Mar. corn rose 2.60 cents at $3.8060 a bushel; Mar. oats fell 2.80 cents at $2.8040 a bushel; while Mar. soybeans gained 2.20 cents at 9.2140 a bushel.Beef and pork were lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Feb. live cattle was off .10 cent at $1.2635 a pound; Feb. feeder cattle fell 1.03 cents at $1.4232 a pound; Mar. lean hogs dropped .04 cent at .5738 a pound.The Associated Press

Rabat – Authorities in the German city of Hanover found on Tuesday, September 3, a 250-kilogram-bomb hidden underground since the WWII. Authorities have evacuated 15,000 people as a precaution while the bomb was defused safely.The inhabitants were subsequently able to return to their homes at around 1 am local time on Tuesday, August 3 (midnight GMT).Bombs dropped during the WWII are often found in Germany, which was a target of intensive Allied bombing at the time. In 2017, around 65,000 inhabitants in the city of Frankfurt were evacuated after the discovery of a huge British bomb with a charge of 1.4 tons of explosives.According to experts quoted by the weekly Der Spiegel, nearly 10% of the millions of bombs dropped on Germany until 1945 did not explode.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has put a conservative advocate who argues for selling off the nation’s public lands in charge of the nation’s nearly 250 million public acres.Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Monday signed an order making William Perry Pendley acting head of the Bureau of Land Management. The move puts the lawyer and Wyoming native in charge of the nation’s public lands and their resources.Pendley contends the writers of the U.S. Constitution intended to sell off nearly all of the country’s federally owned land. Pendley accuses environmental groups of blocking ranchers and miners from profiting off publicly owned range and forest.The Wilderness Society conservation advocacy group’s spokesman Tony Iallonardo says he fears the Trump administration is positioning itself to “liquidate” the nation’s public lands and resources.The Interior Department made no immediate comment with Pendley’s appointment.The Associated Press read more

According to a news release issued by the UN Office for Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), new natural and man-made disasters as well as deteriorating protracted emergencies have resulted in an additional 8 million people around the world needing assistance. Since its launch on 5 December 2017, donors have provided about $6.2 billion for the 2017 global appeal. However, with more than half of the year still remaining and needs rising, more is needed. “With generous donor support, humanitarian partners have swiftly scaled up to deliver record levels of life-saving assistance in challenging and often dangerous environments,” Stephen O’Brien, the UN Emergency Relief Coordination and head of OCHA, said on the first day of the annual Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs Segment in Geneva. “[But] we are in a race against time. People’s lives and well-being depend on increasing our collective support,” he added. Some of the crises that pushed up the requirements include the rapid escalation of violence in Kasai province in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as a drought in Kenya, tropical cyclones in Madagascar and Mozambique, and flooding in Peru, as well as looming famines across north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Funding Status and Humanitarian Needs as at June 2017 Totoal People In Need Total Funding Requirements The revised appeal aims to reach over 101 million highly vulnerable people among the estimated 141 million people across 37 countries in need of humanitarian assistance. “Funding to response plans is a high-impact investment as they are prioritized on the basis of thorough needs assessment and analysis. Supporting the plans also provides the most neutral and impartial aid,” Mr. O’Brien noted, calling on the international community to step up assistance: “We now need donors to set the bar higher and increase their support.” The Humanitarian Affairs Segment, being held from 21-23 June is a major global platform to discuss activities and issues related to strengthening UN’s humanitarian response around the globe. The forum also provides a key opportunity for UN Member States, Organizational entities, humanitarian and development partners and the affected communities to discuss emerging and pressing humanitarian issues. Coinciding with the Humanitarian Affairs Segment, OCHA today also launched the Global Humanitarian Overview 2017 Status Report, which documents evidence humanitarians efforts to assist the world’s most vulnerable people. According to the Status Report, UN and partners have provided life-saving assistance to 5.8 million people in Yemen and over 3 million people in South Sudan. Also 2.7 million people in Somalia and 2.2 million affected by the Syria crisis have received food. In north-eastern Nigeria, over 2.3 million people have received both emergency food assistance and livelihood support through UN-coordinated plans. read more

first_imgIt was only when the doors opened to what they thought was the exhibition and they were dazzled by hundreds of camera flashes that they realised they had been set up.The ‘tour’ was part of a stunt organised by American TV host Jimmy Kimmel, who broadcast the entire thing live on his YouTube channel. But the couple – who had no idea about that at the time – made sure they documented it all for themselves just in case their friends and family refused to believe them. Ms Wozencroft, 50, added: “It was so surreal. Absolutely surreal. It is something I will never ever forget – we were treated like celebs in Hollywood. “It was just incredible. It was the best experience of my life.”Eight lucky tourists made it into the Oscars as part of the stunt, including a father and daughter from Ireland and two couples from America. Pete Hobden pictured with Jennifer Aniston and the audience at the Oscars Credit:SWNS Pete Hobden and Shelly Wozencroft back at home in BristolCredit:David Hedges/SWNS Pete Hobden and Shelly Wozencroft back at home in Bristol “We were just awe-struck. All our friends and family are so jealous. “It was an amazing experience. We never thought we would go to the Oscars.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Viewers of the awards will recall seeing a bus-load of bewildered tourists being introduced to the ceremony wearing shorts, t-shirts and hooded sweaters among the glamorous gowns of other guests. Among them were Mr Hobden, a carpenter from Bristol, and his partner of 12 years, office manager Ms Wozencroft. Mr Hobden said: “They lifted up the fence and ushered us inside, past two big security guards and through a metal detector.”They told us, ‘This is a special tour,’ and said we would be going to an exhibition to see all the gowns, and we might get to touch an Oscar. “We had no clue what we were in for whatsoever.” Actors Casey Affleck, Matt Damon and Samuel L Jackson were among the others they rubbed shoulders during the seven minutes they were given to mingle. “At one point, I turned round and was thinking, ‘I recognise that guy.’, ” Mr Hobden said.”He said, ‘Hi, how you doing Pete?’ I said, ‘How do you know my name?’ and he said, ‘Because you’ve got a name badge on.'”I said, ‘I don’t know your name because you haven’t got a name badge.’ Then he left and I walked past him and realised it was Denzel Washington. Mr Hobden said: “When the doors opened it was a surreal moment where all these people were clapping us. I just thought, ‘Oh Jesus, we’re at the Oscars.'”I was just babbling, I couldn’t speak properly. Shelly was shaking. We were in total shock. It was unbelievable. We were just awe struck.”The couple took photos with Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston and Ryan Gosling, and they spotted other celebs like Halle Berry and Meryl Streep. When a British couple embarked on a sightseeing trip on Hollywood Boulevard, they hoped it would be a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to see the homes of the rich and famous, and perhaps catch a glimpse of an actor passing by.Instead, Pete Hobden and Shelly Wozencroft spent their evening rubbing shoulders with the A-list inside the real-life Oscars ceremony, after finding themselves swept up in a tour bus prank. Mr Hobden, 55, and his partner said they were left “babbling” in shock after being propelled from their ordinary tour-bus into the 89h Academy Awards, taking photographs of Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston and Ryan Gosling and finding themselves in conversation with Denzel Washington. The unsuspecting pair, who were on a dream holiday in the States, had booked a ticket for a sightseeing tour and boarded a bus alongside eight other holidaymakers.But after zigzagging around the city sights, their coach drove down Hollywood Boulevard and pulled up outside the Academy Awards for a prank insigated by television host Jimmy Kimmel. Pete Hobden pictured with Jennifer Aniston and the audience at the Oscars last_img read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBarry Dataram accuses CANU ranks of playing “key role” in allowing illegal drugs to pass through CJIAFebruary 29, 2016In “Crime”CANU receives new Minibus; Rohee pledges more manpower, resourcesSeptember 30, 2014In “Business”CANU head confirms Govt dismissalJune 17, 2017In “latest news” Dear Editor,Permit me to register my concern and disappointment on a matter in which I am of the view that it is deemed worrying, in respect to the future political directional dimension our country is heading. This reference is specific to the unjust and unfair egregious politically motivated act of the manner in which the now former head of CANU, James Singh, was relieved of his duties – a portfolio which he held for almost a decade.During his tenure, he executed his mandate in the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.The Government when it was in Opposition, they never criticised the workings of CANU under Singh’s leadership; in fact, they renewed his contract for another three years after successfully bringing down one of the country’s biggest drug lords. CANU successfully executed and achieved its mandate – a notion validated by the fact that Guyana was never listed or blacklisted as one of the failed states within which it has failed in the combating efforts against drug trafficking. He had a zero tolerance approach on corruption and though he is no longer at the helm of the institution, he has left a well-trained and competent team. How is such an act befitting of a man of his calibre in light of the commendable service he has given to his country? A shameless act on the part of the Government – he does not deserve this. I would like to urge the Government to reconsider this and confer upon him the dignity and respect he commands.There were absolutely no solid grounds and basis for such a decision. The Public Security Minister cited that it was all part of a restructuring programme developed to strengthen the institution – stemming from some vaguely cited recommendations. This is blatantly appalling against the background that, the Government expended over G$50 million in three months on a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the affairs of the Guyana Sugar Corporation.Arising from the findings and recommendations therein, the Government saw it best to pursue a path contrary to the recommendations of the CoI despite expending millions of taxpayers’ money to have it done. Thus, given the current policies and adversities the country is now facing with the downsizing of the industry – closure of sugar estates – it must be mentioned that those were not the recommendations put forward by the CoI. The question is why then, did the Government waste in excess of G$50 million? And if it didn’t see it fit to implement those recommendations – why are they implementing a vaguely referenced recommendation? By whom were these recommendations made and what added value will it bring to the entity?It would appear that these are all carefully crafted plans by the Government of the day which are in keeping with their own hidden political agenda and pursuits. What could be their agenda, we must ask ourselves as patriotic citizens and seek to derive plausible answers. I must commend James Singh for the way in which he received this politically unscrupulous act against him, very calmly, quietly and professionally. It demonstrates the level of his maturity and wisdom.The Public Security Minister attempted to polish the uncouth act by stating he hopes to re-engage him at some point. I can bet my bottom dollar, those words are weightless and meaningless. It is just a failed attempt at a cover up statement.Yours faithfully,Financial economist read more

first_imgBeing able to analyse and interpret all available geological data within a single 3D visualisation environment streamlines resource modelling.The upcoming Version 11 of Maptek Vulcan will allow resource geologists to take advantage of the single 3D visualisation environment on the Maptek Workbench for analysing and interpreting all available geological data.The comprehensive range of statistical approaches supports intuitive interpretation, streamlined comparison of multiple theories and reliable results.Maptek says it will deliver “new geostatistical functionality in Vulcan 11 on the Workbench during 2018.”The Workbench is a dynamic architectural backbone that allows enhanced workflows and data sharing. Ultimately, all Maptek applications will be accessed and run from the Workbench.The planned release adds new functionality to both the Vulcan Data Analyser (VDA) and grade estimation workflow with the introduction of Kriging Neighbourhood Analysis (KNA) within Vulcan GeoStatModeller.Other functionality of interest to resource geologists includes enhancements to stratigraphic modelling, new options in estimation and simulation tools, and application of command list and scripting to automate the geological workflow and save time.Kriging Neighbourhood Analysis is a new feature. Fully integrated into the Vulcan grade estimation process, KNA is fast and intuitive to set up and run, and charts are readily saved for reporting.KNA provides the ability to determine and optimise input parameters for the kriging process to minimise conditional biases during estimation. Block size, minimum and maximum numbers of samples, search distances and discretisation parameters can be charted showing their impact on kriging efficiency and slope of regression.KNA can be effected on a single block (local) basis and on a multiple block (global) basis. The optimised KNA settings can be fed directly into a grade estimation run for efficient processing.VDA is easy to use and is fully integrated with geological resource data. Major improvements to the user experience are backed up with new options for analysis.Variogram generation for block model variables will supplement the existing capability from database variables. New deferred scatter plot and madogram charts will be available for validation of Gaussian simulations.Data highlighting is a streamlined way to check spatial locations of chart outliers and assess their potential impact during resource estimation. Users can simply select data on an existing histogram, cumulative frequency chart or scatter plot and highlight the selected data in 3D.Minor changes include general improvements to workflow for fan variograms, the addition of slider bars to dynamically adjust lag on variograms, updates to variogram modelling and many visualisation enhancements.last_img read more

7Amaya Sport San Antonio26 1FC Barcelona Borges46 3Fraikin Granollers34 9Naturhouse La Rioja20 6CAI BM. Aragón *28 13Alser-BM Puerto Sagunto*13 10BM. Antequera*17 Rafael GuijosaSpanish ASOBALToledo handball 2Renovalia Ciudad Real40 8Cuenca 201622 15Lábaro Toledo BM*7 4Reale Ademar33 Former coach of Alcobendas, legendary left wing of Spanish national team, Rafael Guijosa become a third coach of BM Toledo in this season. He came as a replacement for Jorge Liébana, who took this role from Lithuanian coach, Astrauskas in November 2010. Despite the problems with money, Toledo is in the “red zone” with Alcobendas, with just seven points after 23 Rounds of ASOBAL. Chances for survival still exist. Arrate has just two points more, so battle for relegation is still open. 5Cuatro Rayas Valladolid*31 11BM. Torrevieja*16 12Quabit BM Guadalajara13 16BM Alcobendas*5 14J.D. Arrate*9 ← Previous Story Iker Romero three seasons in Berlin Next Story → Cancellation epidemic in Montenegro NT, Mladen Rakčević: “Federation destroy our dreams” read more

first_imgButter, of all things, has become a precious commodity in Norway these days, with a shortage of the slippery spread leading to black market sales, astronomical price offers and even smuggling. One man in Lillehammer claimed he was offered 3000 kroner ($US515) for his “almost unused” half-kilo stash after placing an ad on a buy-and-sell internet site, The Local Norway reported. He later claimed he posted his ad as a joke. Another would-be butter vendor, seeing no margarine for error, asked a minimum of 800 kroner ($US137) in an online auction. The butter shortfall is expected to last through the holiday baking season and into January, according to AFP. The reason behind it is more difficult to pin down. One theory is that a rainy summer reduced feed production and therefore dairy output. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgRebecca Vargas: “Your husband is [in jail] right now. You probably know what he went through. Tell me what your relationship is looking like right now.”Teresa Giudice: “He was strong for me while I was there, and I am strong for him while he’s there, and I’m just being the best mom I could be to our four daughters, and I’m just going on with life. Like, I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, and you have to, Otherwise, you’re just going to turn into a hermit crab, and that’s just not me. I just hold my head up high, because I know what I did was not intentionally. It’s something that happened. I took responsibility for it, and here I am.”Rebecca Vargas: What did you do the first day you got out?”Teresa Giudice: “I was filming, They got me filming. Like, you guys saw me when I came home. I was reunited with my family, and I just spent quality time with the girls and it was just great.”Rebecca Vargas: You were on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ Have you heard from President-elect Donald Trump?”Teresa Giudice: “I think he’s amazing, I really do. He was great to me when I was on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Who needs Hollywood drama? It doesn’t hold a candle to what’s unfolded before the cameras in “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” and no one brings the heat more than Teresa Giudice. The reality TV star talked to Deco on the red carpet in the 954 about her new memoir.Deco Drive guest correspondent Rebecca Vargas caught up with Teresa, who was looking fabulous posing for the paparazzi at at the Grateful Palate in Fort Lauderdale.Teresa held a copy of her memoir, published earlier this year, called “Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again.”Rebecca Vargas: “I’d love for you to read a little bit to us.”Teresa Giudice: (reading) “I had been dreading these moments for more than a year, but here I was finally on my way to prison. After saying goodbye to the loves of my life, my husband and my four daughters, my attorney took me to the Federal Corrections Institution of Danbury, Connecticut from y house in New Jersey.”Rebecca Vargas: “It’s really hard to read because this is your life. Its what you went through, and your fans finally get to hear it.”Teresa Giudice: “You’re going to read how it was the whole time, the 11 and a half months that I was there, and everyone thinks that they know me from the Housewives, but that’s just part of me, but when you read the book, you really get to know who I really am, from when I was born till now.” last_img read more

first_img Choosing to die well August 29, 2019 Michael Rezendes,Add Comment Click here to post a comment By: Amy Forliti Shambhala International fights to survive in face of sex scandal Opinion Columns • Opinion • Thomas Reese: Signs of the Times Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Amy Forliti Share This! News Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five men who say they were sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests when they were minors are planning to sue the Vatican and are demanding the names of thousands of predator priests they claim have been kept secret by the Holy See.In a Monday news release announcing the lawsuit, Minnesota attorney Jeff Anderson said he wants to show that the Vatican tried to cover up actions by top church officials including former St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt. The lawsuit being filed Tuesday seeks the release of 3,400 names of priests who were referred to the Vatican for “credible cases of abuse.” That number was released by the Vatican in 2014.RELATED: Vatican law: Priests, nuns must report sex abuse, cover-upThe lawsuit comes less than a week after Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law requiring all Catholic priests and nuns worldwide to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities. The law is part of a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable.But the new law stops short of requiring the crimes to be reported to police, and abuse victims and their advocates say it’s not enough since it essentially tasks discredited bishops who have mishandled abuse for decades with policing their own.The plaintiffs in the new lawsuit include three brothers who were abused by former priest Curtis Wehmeyer as recently as 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Wehmeyer pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct and child pornography in connection with his contact with two of the boys, who were 12 and 14. The brothers are not named in the press release.Internal church documents show that church leaders knew Wehmeyer had engaged in sexual misconduct when they promoted him in 2009. The behavior included at least two occasions when Wehmeyer solicited men for sex. Yet, church leaders did not warn Wehmeyer’s parishioners about his past, and a July 2014 church memo raised concerns that Nienstedt’s “social relationship” with Wehmeyer had clouded his judgment.Wehmeyer’s arrest led prosecutors to file criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect children. It also led to the resignation of Nienstedt, who came under fire for his handling of Wehmeyer’s case at a time when his own sexual behavior was under scrutiny. Nienstedt was investigated following credible allegations that he engaged in misconduct and harassment, then retaliated when his advances were rejected. Nienstedt has denied the allegations, calling them “entirely false.”His successor, Archbishop Bernard Hebda, said last December that the Vatican suspended the investigation when Nienstedt resigned in 2015. And while Nienstedt remains in good standing with the Vatican, Hebda has forbidden him from exercising public ministry in his archdiocese.Messages left with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the papal nuncio in Washington, D.C. were not returned Monday. An email sent to Nienstedt went unanswered.The other plaintiffs are, Manuel Vega, a California man who says he was abused by a priest in Los Angeles, and James Keenan, who says he was sexually abused by a priest in Minnesota.___Rezendes reported from Winthrop, Massachusetts. By: Michael Rezendes Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This!center_img By their tweets you will know them: The Democrats’ continuing God gap August 30, 2019 TagsArchdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Catholic Church Catholic sex abuse scandal clergy sex abuse clergy sex abuse scandal Curtis Wehmeyer homepage featured lawsuit sex abuse Top Story Vatican,You may also like By: Amy Forliti By: Amy Forliti By: Michael Rezendes Michael Rezendes By: Michael Rezendes Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts About the authorView All Posts Amy Forliti Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Once a bishop, now a ‘poster child’ for alcoholism, Heather Cook seeks to make ame … Share This! Anti-extremism program won’t stop hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its flaws August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

first_imgThe Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO is pleased to invite area reporters and local labor communicators and leaders to attend the fourth annual Labor-Media Breakfast Roundtable on Feb. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street, NW. A Continental Breakfast will be available. The informal get-together is being organized by the Council’s Local Labor Communicators Network, which includes communications staff from many area labor unions. The gathering is an “on background” session designed to foster better communication between area reporters and local union communication staffers and leaders. Interested participants can register at eventbrite.com.last_img