Law varsity students boycott midterms

first_imgSeveral students at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) in Patiala continued with their protest for the fourth day on Monday demanding revocation of suspension of six fellow students.Several students also boycotted the mid-term examination that commenced on Monday as part of their protest.The university administration had suspended the six students on March 15 on grounds of “indiscipline”. Students, however, say that the suspensions happened because they protested against unhygienic food being served in the hostels. In a representation to the university Chancellor, the students demanded an immediate revocation of the suspension order. The students have alleged that the grounds for suspension, as stated in the order, are “wholly malafide”. Students’ body soughtThe students have also demanded constitution of a students’ association. “An appropriate legal order delegating to the students the ability to organise themselves into a student body and formulate a constitution, and a charter of rights of individuals at academic institutions must be passed,” said the representation, adding that it would help participation of students in committees of the university.last_img read more

Axiomtek: fanless and ultra-slim 4K digital signage player

first_img Continue Reading Previous Kontron: two new industrial computers based on Raspberry Pi and NXP i.MX6Next SECO makes your business IoT-ready in three easy steps Axiomtek announce its DSP300-318 integrated with Acer Being Device Management (BDM) for intelligent retail. The digital signage player DSP300-318 is powered by the onboard Intel Pentium processor N4200 and Celeron processor N3350. It features Acer BDM, a cloud-based device management platform, designed and developed by Acer Cloud Technology to offer an integrated hardware and software device management solution to help system integrators (SI) and managed service providers (MSP) save costs and improve their operational efficiency. Measuring only 20 mm in thickness, the DSP300-318 is sleek enough to fit in a small area behind signage displays. The thin and powerful signage player is specially designed for digital menu boards, self-ordering systems, retail applications, queuing systems, interactive kiosks, video walls, and more.The Intel Apollo Lake-based DSP300-318 supports HDMI and Dual-Mode DisplayPort (DP++) outputs with the delivery of dynamic graphics and video advertising in 4K resolution. It also has two DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMMs for up to 8GB of system memory. The lower-power digital signage player comes with an array of connectivity options to expand functionality, including audio, three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one RS-232 port, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, one HDMI 1.4 port and one DisplayPort 1.2 port supporting 4K resolution. It also features one M.2 Key E 2230 for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, one M.2 Key B 3042 for 4G LTE, one SIM card slots for 3.5G radio connectivity as well as one M.2 Key M 2280 and one optional 64GB eMMC 5.0 for additional storage. With the fanless and cableless design, this ultra slim signage media player offers a mounting bracket that supports wall mount and VESA mount, ensuring easy and secure installation in diverse environments. In addition, the DSP300-318 supports Windows 10 IoT and Linux.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

World Cup 2019: What happened when India last met England in a World Cup

first_imgIndia will meet hosts England in a high-profile clash of World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston on Sunday. While Virat Kohli’s men are still unbeaten in the tournament, they will still be looking to beat their opponents and secure qualification for the last-4 stage. On the other hand, England’s 2 back-to-back losses against Sri Lanka and Australia have thrown their semi-finals chances into jeopardy.The last time these 2 teams met at the World Cup was 8 years ago in Bengaluru during the 2011 edition. The high-scoring tied match ended up as an all-time World Cup classic as even after 676 runs being scored and 18 wickets having fallen, there was no way to separate the two teams.After winning the toss and opting to bat first on a flat Chinnaswamy deck, India looked well set for a huge score after Sachin Tendulkar hit a brilliant 120 while being well supported by crucial fifties from Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh. However, a flurry of wickets at the end of their batting innings meant India could score only 33 runs off the last 4 overs while losing 6 wickets. They were bowled out for 338 – a total which looked insurmountable in those days. However, England captain Andrew Strauss had other ideas.Strauss scored 158 – the highest score by an English batsman in World Cup history – and his assault was so powerful that it wasn’t untill he was dismissed in the 43rd over, that India had started to believe again. Even after his dismissal, England needed 58 runs off 43 balls with 6 wickets in hand. But Zaheer Khan’s reverse-swing along with some miserly bowling from the rest of the Indian attack managed to pull things back for India. Just not enough for a win.advertisementWith 2 runs needed off the last ball, Graeme Swann managed to hare back for a single off Munaf Patel, thus bringing the match to an end it truly deserved.Also Read | MS Dhoni cannot be told what to do, we believe in him: Virat KohliAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Match vs India not the toughest I will face, says Eoin Morganlast_img read more

The Six Best Stats From OSU’s 61-7 Win Over SE Louisiana

first_imgVicent Taylor told me before the season he wanted to block six field goals. He’s got one now. #okstate— Hayden Kyle Barber (@HK_Barber) September 3, 201669: I wouldn’t have expected anything else, but OSU played nearly 70 players on Saturday against SE Louisiana. For the sake of context, SE Louisiana only played 50.Per the final stat book, 69 (!!!) different #OKstate players saw the field today.— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) September 4, 2016$385,000: I thought this was some interesting #mathCost to play SELA: $385,000Attendance: 50,079Theoretic average ticket cost to make up the difference: $7.69 + taxI’m sure you paid more.— Hayden Kyle Barber (@HK_Barber) September 3, 201613: Initially ESPN listed OSU as having 14 players who caught passes, but the actual number seems to be only 13. Still that’s impressive. SE Louisiana only completed four total passes to three players!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! There was a lot going on at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday afternoon in OSU’s first game of 2016, but here were six numbers that stuck out to me (most of them participation-related) in Game 1.8: Twenty freshmen – 12 redshirts and eight true – played on Saturday. The eight freshmen are as follows:Calvin BundageMadre HarperJustice HillA.J. GreenDillon StonerObi ObialoMax AllanChance CookThat’s pretty impressive considering how much depth and how many veterans this squad was returning.1: Freshman cornerback Madre Harper recovered a fumble in the end zone on OSU’s opening punt, marking a touchdown on his first career touch. I wonder how many times that has happened. Can’t be many, especially for OSU.2: Vincent Taylor’s blocked field goal in the third quarter was the second block of his career. He’s making hay on his preseason prediction for himself.last_img read more

State League wrap

first_imgIn round one of the South Australian State League, Eastern Stingrays and Central Scorpions were winners in both the Premier and B divisions.In the Premier division, the Stingrays were 4-2 winners over the South West Wolves, while the Scorpions were four touchdown winners over the Defence Eagles, 6-2. In the B Division, the Stingrays were too good for the Wolves winning 8-4, while the Scorpions were close winners over the Vipers, winning 9-8. Round two of the CMI State League will be played Friday, 16 October at City Touch. In the Premier division at 6.30pm, the Eagles will play the Stingrays, while the Vipers will kick off their season when they play the Wolves. The Scorpions have the bye in round two. In the B Division at 7.20pm, the Stingrays will play the Scorpions, while the Wolves will take on the Vipers. For additional information regarding the State League, visit the following website:www.touchsa.com.auIn the VT League, rounds three and four were also played on the weekend. In the Men’s division, the Uni Blues were three touchdown winners over the Western Dodgers, while the Melbourne City Lions and the Bayside Vipers both scored plenty of touchdowns against the Northern Falcons and the Casey Cougars respectively. In round four of the Men’s division, the Vipers continued their winning ways with their three touchdown win over the Blues, while the Cougars and the Dodgers were both two touchdown winners over the Falcons and the Lions respectively. After four rounds of the competition, the Vipers sit on top of the ladder of the Men’s division, with four wins from their four games.In round three of Women’s division, the Lions were six touchdown winners over the Falcons, while the Blues were too good for the Cougars, winning 5-1. The Vipers were big winners in round three, beating the Dodgers by nine touchdowns, 9-0.The Lions and the Vipers continued their good form in round four. The Lions proved too strong for the Dodgers, winning by nine touchdowns, while the Cougars and the Vipers were both three touchdown winners over the Falcons and the Blues respectively.After four rounds of the competition the Vipers and the Lions are still undefeated and will meet in the first round this weekend to determine who will continue their undefeated run. It was a busy weekend for touch in Traralgon last weekend, which hosted rounds three and four of the VT League, as well as the 20/20 drop off tournament for regional teams. Blackest Cat and Australian Men’s Open vice captain Jason Stanton was in attendance, as was Australian Men’s 20’s coach Micheal Lovett for the Trends of the Game breakfast. A Level One refereeing course was also conducted on the Sunday, to finish off a touch-filled weekend.  All teams will be tested this Saturday when both divisions play three rounds each, with the games to be played at Casey Fields in Cranbourne, commencing at 12pm. The Women’s round five games will see the Lions playing the Vipers, the Cougars take on Western Dodgers and the Blues will play the Falcons. In round five of the Men’s competition, the Dodgers will play the Falcons, the Vipers will meet the Lions, while the Cougars will face the Blues. In round six of the Women’s division, the Blues will play the Lions, Cougars take on the Vipers and the Falcons will take on the Dodgers. In the Men’s round six games, Cougars will play the Dodgers, Vipers face off against the Northern Falcons and the Blues take on the LionsIn the final round of the day, the Vipers will play the Falcons, the Lions take on the Cougars and the Dodgers meet the Blues. In the Men’s round seven games, the Falcons will play the Blues, the Dodgers will play the Vipers and the Lions will play the Cougars. For more information regarding the VT League, please visit the following website:www.vtleague.com.auSA MIXED STATE LEAGUEROUND ONE RESULTSPREMIER DIVISIONEastern Stingrays 4 def. South West Wolves 2Central Scorpions 6 def.  Defence Eagles 2Vipers byeB DIVISIONEastern Stingrays 8 def. South West Wolves 4Central Scorpions 9 def. Northern Vipers 8VT LEAGUEROUND THREE – RESULTSMENSWestern Dodgers 5 def. by Uni Blues 8Northern Falcons 6 def. by Melbourne City Lions 10Casey Cougars 4 def. by Bayside Vipers 13WOMENSMelbourne City Lions 10 def Northern Falcons 4Bayside Vipers 9 def Western Dodgers 0Uni Blues 5 def Casey Cougars 1ROUND FOUR – RESULTSMENSUni Blues 3 def by Bayside Vipers 6Northern Falcons 4 def by Casey Cougars 6Melbourne City Lions 6 def by Western Dodgers 8WOMENSNorthern Falcons 4 def by Casey Cougars 7Bayside Vipers 3 def by Uni Blues 0 Western Dodgers 2 def by Melbourne City Lions 11last_img read more

Freediving With Extraordinary Journeys: Explore the Ocean on a Single Breath of Air

first_img 8 Best Movies to Watch this Summer for a Day Out of the Sun Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway Editors’ Recommendations Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Scuba diving is among the most dangerous, high-stakes sports in the world. But, if it just isn’t extreme enough, you might want to check out freediving. The sport is one of the fast-growing in the world, but knowing how and where to do it safely requires professional training.At its core, freediving is about exploring as much of the ocean as one can on a single breath of air. Divers rely on their breath-holding capability, physical fitness, understanding of dive theory, and little to no gear, save for a mask and pair of purpose-designed freediving fins. Stripped of traditional, cumbersome scuba gear, it provides for unparalleled speed, freedom of movement, and for divers, to get far closer to the marine life. While one breath of air may not seem like adequate time to explore much of anything, new divers often realize that, after just a weekend of training, they’re able to hold their breath for 90 seconds or more.© I AM WATER / Peter Marshall, Annelie Pompe, Edwar HerrenoFreediving schools dot the globe, but only recently have liveaboard freediving tours — trips that involve staying at sea for an extended period — gained popularity. While most liveaboards tend to be rather uninspired and cookie-cutter, Extraordinary Journeys is a decidedly different provider. The mother-daughter team behind the scenes has more than 60 years of combined experience running bespoke travel itineraries to the world’s most exotic, truly off-the-beaten-path destinations. Every one of their trips — including destinations like Jordan, Nepal, and Seychelles — is unique and their latest offering is no different.They’ve partnered with I AM WATER Ocean Travel, a world leader in the sport of freediving, to provide one-of-a-kind marine expeditions. On each journey, new divers are introduced to the theory behind the sport, including general safety in the water, breath-holding basics, equalization, and finning techniques. From there, classes take to the water to practice and strengthen the students’ underwater skills. Each of the three, all-new trips will take passengers to an exclusive destination including:Cape Town: Home to stunning underwater kelp forests, plus African penguins and some of the greatest shark diving in the world, including Mako, sevengill, and blue sharks.Baja California: Highlights of this La Paz-based journey include spotting sea lions, massive schools of jackfish, whale sharks, and centuries-old shipwrecks.Southern Mozambique: Amid the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, divers can swim with manta rays, dolphins, green turtles, and whale sharks.Freediving with Hanli Prinsloo © I AM WATER / Peter Marshall, Annelie Pompe, Edwar HerrenoAfter each day of freediving, passengers will find a host of topside activities as well. Destination-specific adventure and cultural excursions include bodysurfing in Baja, trekking Table Mountain in Cape Town, and beach hikes in Mozambique.If you love the water but have just never committed to a proper dive certification, learning freediving is a great — arguably better — alternative. Or, for certified divers, the skills learned with Extraordinary Journeys/I AM WATER can help bolster your existing skillset and overall confidence in the water.All images courtesy of I AM WATER/Peter Marshall,  Annelie Pompe, Edwar Herreno Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App last_img read more

Norway Launches Green Coastal Shipping Initiative

first_imgzoom DNV GL has taken the initiative to launch a Green Coastal Shipping programme in Norway, a joint effort by industry and authorities to ensure that in the future this country will have one of the world’s most environmentally friendly and efficient coastal shipping industries.In the future, LNG and battery power are projected to comprise a considerable share of the fuel used by the global fleet. Norway already has a leading position in this field and has a good environmental and business starting point to more broadly implement these new technologies.“We envisage a fleet of offshore vessels, tankers, cargo, container, bulk and passenger ships, ferries, fishing and aquaculture vessels, tugs and other coastal vessels, run entirely or partly using batteries, LNG or other green fuels,” said DNV GL’s Narve Mjøs, who is the programme director for the Green Coastal Shipping programme.The Green Coastal Shipping programme has been developed to help implement Norway’s new maritime strategy and will be a joint effort by several industries, ministries and state departments. The programme will provide an important contribution to the achievement of both national and global climate goals and will also help to reduce air pollution. At the same time, it will be a driver for innovation and green workplaces. In time, it is also expected to provide major export opportunities for the maritime, energy and supplier industries.“The shipping industry is very well equipped to lead the way in the green shift. This can contribute to exports of good, future-oriented and environmentally friendly solutions. I’m sure DNV GL’s expertise and experience in shipping will help to maintain Norway’s position as a world leader in the maritime industry,” said Monica Mæland, Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry.In cooperation with the parties, a programme plan will be established, describing the programme’s activities in detail. The declaration has been signed by a total of 18 companies and organisations, together with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Seafood policy and Ministry of Climate and Environment.last_img read more

Port of Tanjung Pelepas in USD 2 Bn Capacity Expansion

first_imgzoom Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Malaysia’s biggest single port operator and member of MMC Group, is to invest more than MYR 8.6 billion (around USD 2.1 billion) under its latest plan to further improve the port’s capacity over the next five to fifteen years. Presently, PTP is operating with 14 berths measuring five kilometers of quay length.“The immediate plan is to embark on a comprehensive upgrading, refurbishment of our quay cranes, rubber tyred gantries (RTGs) and replacement of PTP’s existing equipment to increase the handling capacity from the current 10.5 million twenty-footer equivalent units (TEUs) to 13.2 million TEUs annually,” Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Bin Mohamad Noh, Chairman of PTP, said.This will be followed by Phase 3 that is expected to commence in 2018. Phase 3A and 3B that consist of six new berths of three kilometers in length are to enable PTP to increase its handling capacity to 22.2 million TEUs before 2030, according to Bin Mohamad Noh.PTP’s container volumes went up to 9.1 million TEUs in 2015, an increase of 7.1 percent as compared to 2014.last_img read more

Charges against Patrick Brazeau reduced after plea deal

first_imgThe Canadian PressGATINEAU, Que. — Sen. Patrick Brazeau has pleaded guilty to reduced charges of assault and possession of cocaine.The former member of Stephen Harper’s Conservative caucus entered the guilty pleas today at a courthouse in this west Quebec city, just across the river from Parliament Hill.His defence lawyer and the Crown prosecutor both asked Quebec Court Judge Valmont Beaulieu to give Brazeau an unconditional discharge.Beaulieu will rule on Brazeau’s sentence in October.The embattled senator had previously been charged with assault and sexual assault arising from an alleged incident in 2013, but the sexual assault charge was dropped, as were lesser charges stemming from a separate incident in 2014.Brazeau’s legal woes are not over as he is scheduled to stand trial for allegedly being behind the wheel of a vehicle while impaired.The senator is also scheduled to stand trial in March on charges of breach of trust and fraud in connection to his Senate expenses.Brazeau, the former head of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, was named to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in December 2008.He was kicked out of the Tory caucus after he was charged and was suspended from the upper chamber in November 2013. That suspension without pay ended when Parliament was dissolved for the Oct. 19 election.Before his legal troubles began, the burly senator was likely best known for losing a celebrity boxing match against Justin Trudeau in March 2012.last_img read more

Toronto stock index advances on energy as the price of oil nears

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index advanced Wednesday, led primarily by gains from oil and gas producers as the price of crude edged back closer to the US$50 mark.The S&P/TSX composite index was up by 63.53 points to 15,265.63, with the energy sector among key advancers.The September crude oil contract rose 43 cents to settle at US$49.59 per barrel, after breaching US$50 on Monday for the first time in about two months.“We’re seeing short-term optimism in terms of oil prices, which is refreshing to see given that the overlying theme this year has been weakness in oil prices after the rebound we saw in 2016,” said Kash Pashootan, a senior vice-president and portfolio manager at First Avenue Advisory, a Raymond James company in Toronto.Still, Pashootan said he doesn’t feel the supply and demand fundamentals have changed enough where prices would rise to US$55 to US$60, at least not any time soon.“We don’t feel that from a foundational point of view that the story with oil has changed.”South of the border, stocks were mostly lower. But a big gain for Apple helped send the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 for the first time, advancing 52.32 points to settle at 22,016.24. The tech giant’s stock climbed US$7.17, or 4.8 per cent, to US$157.22.The S&P 500 index nudged up 1.22 points to 2,477.57 while the Nasdaq composite index declined 0.29 of a point to 6,362.65.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 79.62 cents US, down 0.29 of a cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the September natural gas contract gave back a cent at US$2.81 per mmBTU, December gold was down one dollar to US$1,278.40 an ounce and September copper was unchanged at US$2.88 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter. read more

Now the vegan diet is taking over the British vegetable patch

The popularity of a vegan diet has spread to the vegetable patch with gardeners demanding animal-free fertiliser and compost.Suppliers are being asked to guarantee their fertilisers are plant based are manure pellets come from free-range animals. The Royal Horticultural Society has said that if the trend continues, stockists will have to look at producing vegan options to meet demand.Guy Barter, Chief Horticulturist at the Royal Horticultural Society, explained: “Vegan gardening is similar to organic in that it avoids synthetic pesticides and fertilisers but goes further; eliminating anything of animal origin which includes popular feeds with animal materials such as fish, bones and blood and manures from intensive animal farming.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––”Ornamental plants need only a little feeding, fruit and veg a little more, but seaweed fertiliser, green manures and home composts, generally speaking, more than suffice. “Vegan gardening is a rising trend because we now know so much more about what we eat thanks to the internet, and there are some fantastic role models on Instagram and YouTube.“Vegan gardening products are more limited when it comes to important bulky soil improvers like manure. For instance, most suppliers of chicken manure pellets can’t even offer a guarantee they come from free range chickens, because they don’t, so I refuse to use them.”I don’t have a problem with manures being used to improve soil because in the wild plants are smothered in poo all the time. But where and how that is sourced for gardeners is important. I’m sure most people care about the environment and animal rights, if more options were available they’d fly off the shelves.”The number of vegans in Britain rose by more than 360 per cent to some 542,000 people in 2016, according to a poll of almost 10,000 people carried out by Ipsos MORI for the Vegan Society and Vegan Life magazine.The Vegan Society said at the time that the survey proves that veganism is now one of Britain’s “fastest growing lifestyle movements”.  Charles Dowding, a pioneer of organic growing, wrote in Gardener’s World Magazine: “I am in agreement about not using manure from battery farms, or bagged chicken manure from the same intensively-farmed source. However, I am also happy to use manure from local equine stables, free-ranging beef cattle and home-raised hens.” “Should we see more in the coming years, the industry will need to look at providing more products, such as alfalfa meal fertiliser, currently a niche product, that meet this growing demand.”Landscape designer and allotmenteer Jack Wallington has been dabbling in vegan gardening in an effort to be more environmentally-conscious.He told The Telegraph: “Using homemade compost and fertilisers made from nettles and comfrey, plus shop bought seaweed fertiliser means my allotment is largely vegan already.  Vegan gardening is a rising trend because we now know so much more about what we eat thanks to the internet Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Preconcentration technology wins 2015 CEEC Medal and Gekko grows

first_imgThe CEEC Medal is an annual award for the most outstanding published paper, article or case study profiling beneficial strategies for eco-efficient comminution. “The CEEC Medal is intended to bring attention to ‘best-in-class’ research or documentation in the field of eco-efficient comminution. The area of comminution (crushing and grinding ore) provides significant opportunities for improved profit and energy efficiency gains in the mining industry,” noted CEEC Director, Dr Zeljka Pokrajcic.Nominations for the 2015 CEEC medal came from around the globe. Papers detailing new comminution devices, potential benchmarking indices, full scale grinding equipment comparisons and optimisation, pre-concentration initiatives, and circuit modelling were proposed. The CEEC Medal Evaluation Committee included, for the first time, an independent industry leader to review the nominated papers, assessing aspects such as originality, applicability, supporting research and documentation, prospective impact, potential energy savings, and presentation style.The shortlisted nominations were:Michelle Y Levesque, Dean L Millar: The link between operational practices and specific energy consumption in metal ore milling plants – Ontario experiences, Minerals Engineering 71 (2015) 146–158.Nigel J Grigg, Georges J Delemontex. The Pre‐Concentration of Precious and Base Metal Deposits Using the InLine Pressure Jig (IPJ); Higher Feed Grades and More Metal, International Mineral Processing Conference 2014, Santiago, Chile.Grant R Ballantyne, Malcolm S Powell. Benchmarking Comminution Energy Consumption for Improved Efficiency, Mill Operators Conference 2014, Townsville, Australia.Dave Rose, David G. Meadows, Mike Westendorf. Increasing SAG mill Capacity at the Copper Mountain Mine through the Addition of a Pre-Crush Circuit, SME Annual Conference 2015, Denver, USA.Joseph Lessard, Jan de Bakker, Larry McHugh. Development of ore sorting and its impact on mineral processing economics, Minerals Engineering 65 (2014) 88-97.Although all these papers ranked highly, Grigg’s and Delemontex’s paper on pre-concentration using the InLine Pressure Jig (IPJ) was selected for the 2015 CEEC medal because of the potential impact of pre-concentration in reducing the energy used in comminution, and the paper’s several quantified examples. The paper detailed the installation of IPJs in gold and polymetallic full-scale applications in the 1-15 mm size range. The paper reports significant upgrade by the removal of low-grade ores, mainly silicates.  The strategy of pre-concentration, either by the removal of gangue material before size reduction, or by separation of material for processing by alternate routes, significantly reduces the energy required for comminution, and decreases operating and capital costs. In addition, it effectively increases the size of the ore deposit.  The CEEC Medal selection panel noted an oft-quoted phrase by industry veteran Dr Rob Morrison “The most energy-efficient way to break a rock is not to break it at all.”In further news, Gekko says its ability “to become a world leader in mineral processing systems is supported with the appointment of new resources. [The company is looking] to gain worldwide recognition as a leading provider of mineral processing systems and consulting services to the mining industry.” It has announced two new appointments; Renaldo Maras, Group Manager, Global Performance Consulting; and Yavuz Atasoy, Senior Metallurgist/Process Engineer – both pictured.Maras joins Gekko with more than 20 years’ experience in general management, line, operations and sales management. Previous expertise has been focused in industries including quarrying, concrete, explosives, chemicals, metals and mining. Recent positions include: Consultant for Partners in Performance International, Managing Director of Orica CIS, and CEO of Nova Industries.Atasoy has extensive experience in metallurgical accounting, operations and management within the mining industry.  His qualifications include a Masters of Science (Mineral Economics) from Curtin University of Technology (Perth)  and he has previously held key positions with several leading companies such as Lycopodium Minerals (as Principal Process Engineer), Amec Minproc (as Process Consultant) and Gold Fields Ltd (as Process Manager during design, construction and commissioning of St. Ives Lefroy processing plant).Both will play key roles in Gekko’s strategic development of the Performance Consulting Group. Renaldo’s key responsibilities will include leadership, strategic development, and commercial business development of the Global Performance Consulting Group.Atasoy will contribute to the delivery, development and growth of Gekko’s Performance Consulting offering which will also be enhanced by his excellent consulting skills.Sandy Gray – Technical Director: “The addition of Renaldo and Yavuz will add further depth to Gekko’s Global Performance Consulting Group.  Renaldo brings significant commercial experience and acumen to help drive the growth of our Global Performance Consulting business while Yavuz offers years of operational experience.  We are extremely excited to have them both on board”last_img read more

Hungary wins Christmas Cup in Slovakia

Hungarian National Team continue to play in a good form at the preparation tournaments for the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia. After team coached by Lajos Mocsai won “Nation Cup” in Serbia in November, they won also a “Christmas Cup” in Slovakia. Hungarians were clearly better against Slovakia, Poland and Czech Republic. All the teams were consisted from the players from domestic League, ready to fight for the place in the NT squad for the “big event” in January.First round:Hungary – Slovakia 29:25 (16:13)Poland “B” – Czech Republic 33:32 (11:17)Second round:Slovakia – Poland “B” 38:35 (17:16)Hungary – Czech Republic 33:25 (17:7)Third round:Slovakia – Czech Republic 31:24 (15:13)Hungary – Poland 38:24 (14-12)Standings:Hungary 6Slovakia 4Poland 2Czech Republic 0 ← Previous Story Reaction after French derby, Barachet: “Now, for the second place”, Karabatic: “Big match” Next Story → Onesta presented the 20 “Invincibles” read more

Bradley Cooper Irina Shayk no longer together will actor move in with

first_imgLady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is BornLady Gaga (@ladygaga/Instagram)Bradley Cooper will be reportedly moving in with Lady Gaga. A tabloid from Australia has reported that the co-stars of ‘A Star is Born’ will be taking this step in the next few days. The report states that Lady Gaga will be selling her Malibu home because she is searching for “a love pad” where she and her co-star can stay together. It is also being reported that Cooper led to Lady Gaga and Christian Carino’s split. And as Cooper’s relationship with Irina Shayk has also come to an end, they both decided to stay with the other. “They’re both so attracted to one another,” a source has claimed. Bradley Cooper (R) and his partner Russian model Irina ShaykGetty imagesThe report further argued that there is a reason why the two are discreetly looking for a home together and that their discretion does not surprise their friends at all. Cooper has a two-year-old daughter with Irina Shayk. He has been spending less time with Irina Shayk and more with Gaga to “dive into the next phase of their relationship.”However, this story has been debunked by folks at Gossip Cop. The fact that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk were spotted along with their daughter and his mom dining at Jennifer Garner’s residence last week is proof that an actor is still a family man. Cooper has also purchased a $13.5 million townhouse in Manhattan. And despite having a house all to himself in Los Angeles, he spends most of the time in New York.This is not the first fake news that the tabloid has published about Cooper and Lady Gaga. A few weeks back, they had reported that Lady Gaga had proposed to Bradley Cooper and that Lady Gaga was pregnant with Cooper’s baby.last_img read more

Four Louisville StudentAthletes Honored as WeaverJamesCorrigan Award Recipients

first_imgStory Links Erika Osherow Virginia Softball Jeanine Williams Georgia Tech Women’s Track & Field Honorary Postgraduate Scholarship Nominees Jaquan Johnson Miami Football Anton Ipsen NC State Men’s Swimming and Diving SIDNEY MELTONA three-year starter, Melton was a 2018 All-ACC first team honoree after leading the Cardinals with a career-best 45 runs and finishing second on the team with 15 stolen bases. She was also a 2016 all-ACC tournament selection. The redshirt-senior infielder currently leads the team with 10 runs and stands ninth on Louisville’s career list for runs (120) and stolen bases (36). Her success extends to the classroom as a three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar Athlete and All-ACC Academic Team member while majoring in health and human performance and exercise science with minors in sport administration and psychology. This year’s list includes three student-athletes who will also receive the Thacker Award and nine student-athletes who plan to pursue professional careers in their chosen sports and were named honorary recipients, which includes Louisville’s Cason. The student-athletes will be honored at the annual Cone Health ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Luncheon presented by ESPN on April 10. The luncheon will be hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel Imperial Ballroom in Greensboro, N.C. Christian Wilkins Clemson Football Santita Ebangwese Syracuse Women’s Volleyball Holly Hankenson Louisville Women’s Track & Field Rachel Politi Virginia Women’s Swimming and Diving Juliane Grashoff Wake Forest Field Hockey Olivia Cason Louisville Women’s Golf Luke Maye North Carolina Men’s Basketball Arianna Lee Syracuse Rowing Asiya Dair Boston College Women’s Tennis Petros Chrysochos Wake Forest Men’s Tennis Miranda Weslake Clemson Women’s Soccer Dallas Dorosy Florida State Women’s Soccer Blaine Boyden North Carolina Men’s Tennis Mimi Smith* Wake Forest Women’s Cross County / Track & Field Thomas Ueland Notre Dame Men’s Soccer Amy Ruiz Georgia Tech Women’s Track & Field Alice Hewson* Clemson Women’s Golf Brianne Burkert Florida State Women’s Volleyball Mitchell Finesilver Duke Wrestling Ian Ho Virginia Tech Men’s Swimming and Diving Jamie Brunworth Miami Women’s Soccer Virginia Elena Carta Duke Women’s Golf Jaila Tolbert Virginia Tech Women’s Volleyball Lindsay Morrow NC State Women’s Swimming and Diving LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville student-athletes Olivia Cason (women’s golf), Holly Hankenson (women’s track and field), Sidney Melton (softball) and Molly Sauer (volleyball) were among 52 recipients of the 2019 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award announced on Thursday by the Atlantic Coast Conference. Hannah Moore NC State Women’s Swimming and Diving The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community. Allison Miller Notre Dame Women’s Tennis The following student-athletes will be honored as 2019 ACC Postgraduate Scholars: Sabrina Flores Notre Dame Women’s Soccer Alex Comsia North Carolina Men’s Soccer HOLLY HANKENSONHankenson earned second team All-American honors in the pentathlon at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships. She was the 2018 ACC Indoor pentathlon champion and set a new school record with 4,175 points. She was also the ACC runner-up at the ACC Outdoor Championships in the heptathlon. The marketing major has been named to the All-ACC Academic Team for three straight years. She was also named to the College of Business Dean’s List for the last three seasons.  Kamalani Akeo Pitt Women’s Volleyball * Thacker Award recipient Ann Isabelle Kennedy Boston College Women’s Track & Field Marcus Cunningham Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Morgan Goetz North Carolina Field Hockey Taylor Emery* Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball Kayla McCoy Duke Women’s Soccer Sydney Wootten NC State Women’s Soccer ABOUT THE WEAVER-JAMES-CORRIGAN AWARDThe Weaver-James-Corrigan Award is named in honor of the late Jim Weaver and Bob James, as well as Gene Corrigan, the first three ACC commissioners. The league’s first commissioner, James H. Weaver, served the conference from 1954-70 after a stint as the Director of Athletics at Wake Forest University. His early leadership and uncompromising integrity are largely responsible for the excellent reputation enjoyed by the ACC today.Robert C. James, a former University of Maryland football player, was named commissioner in 1971 and served in that capacity for 16 years. During his tenure, the league continued to grow in stature and became recognized as a national leader in athletics and academics, winning 23 national championships and maintaining standards of excellence in the classroom.Eugene F. Corrigan assumed his role as the third full-time commissioner on September 1, 1987 and served until August of 1997. During Corrigan’s tenure, ACC schools captured 30 NCAA championships and two national football titles.Prior to 1994, the Weaver-James postgraduate scholarships were awarded as separate honors, including the Jim Weaver Award, the Marie James Award and the Bob James Award. Zach Allen Boston College Football Chesdin Harrington Virginia Baseball Megan Anderson Wake Forest Field Hockey OLIVIA CASONCason is in the final season of her four-year career with the Cardinals. The finance major is a three-time All-ACC Academic team selection and earned WGCA All-American Scholar honors in 2018. Cason has played in 40 events for Louisville, tallying 10 top-10 finishes including a sixth-place showing at the NCAA Bryan Regional as a freshman that qualified her for the NCAA Championship. The senior currently ranks eighth in Louisville history with a 74.88 career stroke average. Olivia Gray Pitt Softball ABOUT THE THACKER AWARDThe Thacker Award, which originated in 2005, is awarded in honor of the late Jim and Pat Thacker of Charlotte, North Carolina. Jim Thacker was the primary play-by-play announcer for the ACC’s first television network. Recipients of the award must demonstrate outstanding performance both in athletic competition and in the classroom and intend to further their education through postgraduate studies at an ACC institution. Clemson’s Alice Hewson, Virginia Tech’s Taylor Emery, and Wake Forest’s Mimi Smith are this year’s Thacker Award winners. Roxanne Yu Miami Women’s Swimming and Diving Molly Sauer Louisville Women’s Volleyball Meghan King Florida State Softball Brian Lovasik Pitt Men’s Swimming and Diving Print Friendly Version Demetrius Jackson Miami Football Brad Stewart Georgia Tech Football Drue Tranquill Notre Dame Football MOLLY SAUERA four-year starter, Sauer was named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American after earning First Team All-East Region and All-ACC, the only four-time member on the list. She was the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year and the Freshman of the Year (the only player to ever double up on those two awards) and the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year. She was a three-time member of the All-ACC Academic Team, one of only four players in the conference to earn the honor three straight years. Sidney Melton Louisville Softball James Clark Georgia Tech Men’s Golflast_img read more

Will carbon nanotubes replace indium tin oxide

first_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — Up until now, George Grüner tells PhysOrg.com, most of the studies regarding the properties – and uses – of carbon nanotubes have been restricted to the visible spectral range. “We, however, were interested in the properties in infrared range, in the window of the electromagnetic spectrum that is gaining increased prominence.” Carbon nanotubes made into conductive, flexible ‘stained glass’center_img Citation: Will carbon nanotubes replace indium tin oxide? (2009, March 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-03-carbon-nanotubes-indium-tin-oxide.html Grüner, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, worked with Liangbing Hu and David S. Hecht to explore the infrared properties of thin films made with carbon nanotubes. Their work demonstrated that carbon nanotubes are highly transparent in the infrared range. “This attribute would make such films ideal replacement for indium tin oxide,” Grüner says. Their work can be found in Applied Physics Letters: “Infrared transparent carbon nanotube thin films.”“Finding transparent metals, which are ideal materials for use in such technologies as touch screens and solar cells, is not easy thing to do. Indium tin oxide, ITO, is predominantly used,” Grüner explains. However, ITO is rather brittle and the indium used in the alloy is becoming scarce. Scientists have discovered that films of carbon nanontubes are conductive and sufficiently transparent in the visible range, offering the potential to replace indium tin oxide.While finding a replacement for indium tin oxide for applications that make use of visible light is significant, Grüner and his colleagues were more interested in whether or not carbon nanotube thin films could be useful in the infrared range as well. “ITO is not much transparent in the infrared range,” Grüner says, “so there are some applications that wouldn’t be suited for.” “A range of applications are making use of the infrared range,” Grüner continues. “Military applications would benefit greatly, especially in terms of infrared sensors, cameras and projectors.” Additionally, making effective use of the infrared range could also lead to more efficient solar cells. “A significant fraction of the radiation from the sun is in the infrared range. As mentioned, ITO, used as electrodes in solar cells is not transparent at infrared, this leads to decreased efficiency. Carbon nanotube thin films are transparent in the infrared range, this could help developing more efficient solar energy.”In order to test the abilities of the carbon nanotubes, Grüner and his students set up an experiment to direct infrared light through the thin film they had prepared. By measuring the intensity on the other side of the film, they were able to gauge its transparency. “It’s really pretty straightforward,” Grüner says. “The art is really making a well conducting film.”Grüner points out that such films are more transparent than other materials showing good optical transparency is the visible spectral range. “That came as a bit of a surprise,” he acknowledges. “This opens up a number of interesting opportunities for a variety of applications,” Grüner says. “We are looking forward to seeing if what we have found will finds it’s way into useful applications.”More information: Hu, Hecht and Grüner. “Infrared transparent carbon nanotube thin films,” Applied Physics Letters (2009). Available online: link.aip.org/link/?APPLAB/94/081103/1. Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.last_img read more

MoTrecognised ATOAI operators to have access to satellite phones by May

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism (MoT)-recognised adventure tour operators will soon be able to procure, register and use satellite phones on non-restricted adventure tourism circuits in India. This was revealed by Akshay Kumar, President, Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) at the inauguration ceremony of the association’s 12th Convention in Hanuwantiya, District Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh.“We aim to develop Hanuwantiya, the 950 sq km biggest water body in Asia on a public private partnership (PPP) model and promote adventure sports in the vicinity to add overnights to the destination. Connectivity is a major issue which will soon be addressed by the MP government by developing an airstrip near the destination. This will shorten the travel duration and increase footfalls to the mesmerising destination of Hanuwantiya. I call for private players to establish resorts and other tourism related activities at this place,” Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister, MP, outlined.ATOAI and Madhya Pradesh Tourism also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as per which ATOAI would be conducting a one-year skill development and capacity building certification course, especially for the rural population of MP. Under the same, basic training would be provided to conduct adventure sports in concerned areas. “Final details of the commencement of the course are in the pipeline,” said Tejbir Singh Anand, Chairman, ATOAI Convention 2016.M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India, praised the Madhya Pradesh government for exploring and developing a potential tourist destination such as Hanuwantiya. “I hope to see Hanuwantiya on the map of inbound travellers soon,” he said.last_img read more

Police brief Disy on underworld crackdown

first_imgRuling Disy leader Averof Neophytou and a delegation from the party on Wednesday visited police headquarters in Nicosia, receiving a briefing on the police force’s recent clampdown on organised crime from chief Zacharias Chrysostomou.“I have informed the president [of Disy] and the delegation about the strategic objectives and priorities of the police,” the police chief said.“It is imperative that these strategic objectives are implemented because the working environment in the field of policing, public order and security is changing and evolving rapidly on a global level.”He thanked Neophytou for his interest “in the issues of public order and security, as well as his parliamentary assistance in this area”.Neophytou expressed his party’s continued support for the force. “We owe it to the public to feel secure as they go about their everyday lives … an independent, objective police force,” he said. You May LikeHealthZapThis Old Man Was Not Just A Janitor But A Soldier With A Great ReputationHealthZapUndoTheDayTradingRoomWhy This Heartbroken Soldier Decided To Stay With His Dying Dog Until The EndTheDayTradingRoomUndoCareerXoXo7 Amazing Employee-Friendly Companies You Should Work At Least Once in Your Career!CareerXoXoUndo Limassol police investigating attempted murderUndoUK plays Brexit hardball with ‘stubborn’ EUUndoLicences for ENI and Total to explore block sevenUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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