first_imgKolkata, Apr 13 (PTI) Scoreboard of the IPL match between Kolkata, Apr 13 (PTI) Scoreboard of the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab here today.Kings XI Punjab innings: (20 overs maximum) Hashim Amla c Gambhir b de Grandhomme 25 Manan Vohra b Chawla 28 Marcus Stoinis b Narine 9 Glenn Maxwell c Uthappa b Yadav 25 David Miller c Pandey b Yadav 28 Wriddhiman Saha c Woakes b Yadav 25 Axar Patel c Narine b Yadav 0 Mohit Sharma c Yadav b Woakes 10 Varun Aaronc Gambhir b Woakes 4 Sandeep Sharma not out 0 Extras: (LB-1 W-13 NB-2) 16Total: (For 9 wkts in 20 overs) 170 Fall of wickets: 1/53 2/66 3/97 4/98 5/155 6/155 7/156 8/169 9/170Bowling: Trent Boult 4-0-36-0, Umesh Yadav 4-0-33-4, Chris Woakes 3-0-30-2, Sunil Narine 4-0-19-1, Piyush Chawla 3 -0-36-1, Colin de Grandhomme 2-0-15-1. More PTI PDS PDSlast_img read more

first_imgLondon, Jun 23 (PTI) Indian womens cricket team skipper Mithali Raj feels they should not be compared to their male counterparts and laments the lack of recognition despite representing a country where the sport reigns supreme. The veteran player came up with a snappy response when asked who her favourite mens cricketer was between India and Pakistan. “Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer? Do you ask them who their favourite female cricketer is?” she said to the scribe in question. “I have always been asked whos your favourite cricketer but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is.” Raj was attending the opening dinner and media roundtable event on the eve of the Womens World Cup. Raj pointed out that the Indian women do not receive the same amount of publicity as the men. “Theres a lot of difference because we are not a regular on television. Now the BCCI has made an effort that the last two home series have been televised and social media has improved a lot of it but there is a still a lot of catch-up to do in terms of recognition,” she said. Raj said the team has benefitted under the guidance of coach Tushar Arothe. “Mens cricket sets the bar. We are always trying to reach where they set the standard. All of us follow mens cricket because we want at some point that womens cricket would be up there,” she said. “All of us at some point have been coached by a male cricketer. I strongly believe that they get a lot of intensity into the training sessions. They are very hard taskmasters. “I believe that if you are representing your country, your country should get the best of the best. Its nothing to do with women coaches (who) dont have the ability.” PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgIndia U-17 and U-19 football teams head coach Luis Norton de Matos can continue with his job if he wants, All India Football Federation President Praful Patel said on Friday.Portuguese de Matos was at the helm of affairs of the Indian side that played in the FIFA U-17 World Cup and he is currently with the national U-19 team that will take part in the AFC U-19 Championships qualifiers in Saudi Arabia next month.”De Matos has done a great job for the Indian team. I have complimented him. His contract is till the end of this World Cup. He is with the U-19 team. We will talk about this (extension of contract). If he is ready, India has a big heart to accept him,” Patel said at the FIFA U-17 World Cup wrap-up press conference.Patel said the sacking of Nicolai Adam as the India U-17 team coach early this year to be replaced by de Matos was a necessity under the circumstances.”We had to change the coach. I am not saying that the past coach (Nicolai) was not up to mark. Both the coaches did a fine job. The day you find the players unhappy, there is no point continuing with the coach. You cannot have a disconnect with the coach and players. It would have been a disaster (to continue with Nicolai),” said Patel, explaining why the AIFF had to sack Nicolai.Asked about de Matos’ opinion that there was a big gap between the Indians and players of other countries, Patel said, “Indian football is very complex. It is a huge country and the issues are really complex and the AIFF alone cannot take Indian football forward. There is responsibility of state associations, efforts to be made at the district level etc. So, merely giving of suggestion will not do.”advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgCameras have become a pretty integral part of a smartphone today and they are probably one of the most important aspects for a consumer when looking for a good phone. It used to be that the really good camera phones would also be the ones that would cost a fortune. But we don’t live that time anymore. In 2018, we see cameras getting better everyday, coming to smartphones that cost cheaper and cheaper.Today, we’re looking at the affordable mid-range segment, which is a very competitive market, especially in India. Phone under Rs 20,000 are expected to deliver on all fronts including design, performance and photography. We are also in a time when dual cameras are trickling down to the lower end of the market, making things even more interesting. When it comes to good camera phones, a few names do come to mind and here’s what you need to know about them.Redmi Note 5 Pro: Rs 14,999The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a dual camera setup that comprises of one 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture and one 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, both of which are RGB. The primary sensor has a 1.25-micron pixel to capture more light while the secondary camera helps in portrait shots. The rear cameras are backed by PDAF and dual-LED flash. Over on the front, you get a 20-megapixel camera with LED flash.The cameras on the Redmi Note 5 Pro are exceptional and we feel that it edges out the Mi A1 as the best camera smartphone for its price right now. Photos captured have a good amount of detail and colour under ideal lighting. Unlike the Mi A1, low-light captures are good as well despite some noise. Meanwhile, selfies captured via the front camera are also quite detailed and colours are almost true to life. The only area where the Mi A1 has an edge is with portrait shots, although only marginally.advertisementRedmi Y2: Rs 9,999After a pretty disappointing Redmi Y1 last year, Xiaomi found its footing once again with a more impressive Redmi Y2. While not as comparable as the Redmi Note 5 in this segment, the Redmi Y2 is a pretty solid camera phone. The much-touted selfie camera, in fact, is perhaps the best in its class which is why it’s worth a look if you’re looking for a good camera phone on a budget. Additionally, you also get a more premium-looking phone compared to its predecessor and an 18:9 display to top it up. The Redmi sports a dual camera setup with a primary 12-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and phase detection autofocus and a secondary 5-megapixel camera, for depth sensing. For its price, the Redmi Y2 captures some good-looking photos in decent light with a good amount of detail and colour reproduction. But the real star of the show is its 16-megapixel selfie camera, which is capable of taking crisp and detailed selfies in ideal lighting conditions. The front camera also supports face unlock and portrait mode via software. In conclusion, the Redmi Y2 is perhaps the best smartphone for selfies in the affordable segment.Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1: Rs 10,999Asus has struck gold with the ZenFone Max Pro as it is one of the few phones that managed to impress us from pretty much all aspects. The phone not only brings a stock Android Oreo out-of-the-box but also impresses with its performance, 18:9 display and 5,000mAh battery. And yes, the phone also comes with some pretty good cameras.The ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes with a dual camera system on the back which includes one 13-megapixel camera (f/2.2 aperture) and a secondary 5-megapixel camera for depth sensing. The cameras are assisted by PDAF and LED flash, and are capable of shooting 4K videos as well. On the front, you get an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash. The cameras on the ZenFone Max Pro M1 are comparable to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which is great for a phone that costs only Rs 10,999. Photos captured in good light look good with spot-on colours. Low-light photography, however, isn’t a strong suit as photos look pretty noisy. In our review, we found the selfie was better than the Redmi Note 5, but doesn’t come close to the Redmi Note 5 Pro.Moto Z2 Play: Rs 17,999The Moto Z2 Play is a 2017 smartphone and has already been succeeded by the Moto Z3 Play, which was launched a few weeks ago. But as the Z3 Play is yet to hit the Indian market, we continue to suggest the Moto Z2 Play as one of the best camera phones you can buy under Rs 20,000. Initially launched at Rs 27,999, the phone can now be found for as low as Rs 18,000.advertisementThe Moto Z2 Play comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-pixel autofocus, PDAF, dual-tone LED support and f/1.7 aperture. Photos captured in good lighting conditions look vibrant and one of the reasons colours pop on screen is because of the AMOLED display. The camera app also has a Pro mode to give you more control of what you’re photographing.The 5-megapixel front camera has nothing to write home about. You’ll get some decent selfies from it in good light and there’s also a beautification mode for that extra bit of help.iPhone SE: Rs 18,999The iPhone SE might be a couple of years old but it is an affordable iPhone that we cannot leave out of a sub-Rs 20,000 list, especially for the Apple fans out there. While the hardware of the iPhone SE may seem dated now, the same cannot be said for the cameras. The iPhone SE has some of the best cameras for its class even today.The iPhone SE has a 12-megapixel sensor with 5-element lens and TrueTone flash. Reviews back in 2016 including our own hailed it as one of the best cameras in a smartphone. And while a lot has changed in the past two years, the cameras remain just as good today. It is super fast at focusing and takes true-to-life images, which are well balanced in terms of contrast and colours. However, the 1.2-megapixel front camera is quite poor and doesn’t fit in a selfie-crazy world today. But if you’re not into selfies too much and need an affordable iPhone with good rear camera then there’s nothing better than the iPhone SE right now.last_img read more

first_imgThe Dust Poets, a Manitoba folk group, are bringing their eclectic brand of roots music to the Sherbrooke Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. The group is in the midst of a September tour of the East Coast promoting its new album Lovesick Town. The band formed in Brandon, Man. five years ago, and has toured most of Canada and parts of the U.S. Though it is the Dust Poets’ first time playing in Atlantic Canada, they have a new Maritimer — mandolinist Corey Ticknor moved to Sackville, N.B., from Manitoba a year ago. “Over the years we’ve played from Montreal to Vancouver Island and all points between,” said Mr. Ticknor. “We’ve always wanted to play the East Coast to check out its legendary music scene.” The Dust Poets have created arrangements from different musical styles, including folk rock, country, bluegrass, and piano pop. The five-piece band consists of guitar, bass, mandolin, accordion, clarinet, and four-part vocals. “We are thrilled to be included in the East Coast tour,” said George Brothers, of Sherbrooke Village. “The group had heard of our concert series through performers they met at folk festivals in western Canada, and after hearing about what a special venue the Courthouse was, they decided to add Sherbrooke to their ‘must perform’ list.” Tickets are $8. For more information call 1-888-743-7845.last_img read more

first_imgDes enjeux tels que la protection des aides familiales, l’industrie du sexe et les médias sociaux ont fait l’objet de discussions cette semaine lors de la rencontre des ministres de l’Atlantique responsables de la condition de la femme qui a eu lieu à Quispamsis, au Nouveau-Brunswick. « Le gouvernement concentre ses efforts sur la prise de décisions judicieuses pour améliorer la vie des femmes et des familles, a dit Denise Peterson-Rafuse, ministre responsable du Conseil consultatif sur la condition féminine de la Nouvelle-Écosse. J’ai apprécié l’occasion de discuter de ces enjeux communs avec mes homologues du Canada atlantique. » Les sujets abordés incluaient la traite de personnes, et plus particulièrement des aides familiales. Les ministres ont demandé à leurs agents responsables de travailler en collaboration afin de trouver des moyens de protéger les aides familiales en ayant recours aux organismes de réglementation existants avec comme objectif d’atteindre une uniformité parmi les provinces. En Nouvelle-Écosse des consultations sont déjà en cours au sujet d’une loi visant à protéger les travailleurs étrangers temporaires, dont plusieurs travaillent dans ce domaine. Les ministres ont également partagé de l’information concernant les travailleuses de l’industrie du sexe et se sont entendues pour travailler conjointement à l’élaboration d’une initiative en matière d’éducation ciblant les enfants, les jeunes et les parents au sujet des risques connexes et des tendances associées aux médias sociaux, qui peuvent ouvrir la voie aux prédateurs sexuels. « Les médias sociaux et l’utilisation de technologie telle qu’une caméra Web peuvent mener nos jeunes à l’industrie du sexe. Souvent, dans les plus petites provinces, nous ne sommes pas conscients que ce problème existe alors qu’il existe vraiment, a dit Mme Peterson-Rafuse. L’éducation et la sensibilisation sont essentielles à la protection de nos jeunes. » Les ministres ont également eu l’occasion de communiquer les renseignements les plus récents au sujet de l’amélioration de la situation des femmes autochtones et de discuter de la question de la violence faite à ces dernières. Elles ont réitéré leur appui à la Déclaration d’Iqaluit, un engagement des ministres fédéraux, provinciaux et territoriaux visant à améliorer le bien-être social, économique et culturel des femmes autochtones, et elles se sont entendues pour étudier des possibilités de collaboration en vue d’améliorer la vie des femmes autochtones au Canada atlantique. Les ministres ont souligné l’importance de moderniser le programme fédéral de prestations de maternité et parentales afin de mieux répondre aux besoins de toutes les femmes et de toutes les familles. Les provinces du Nouveau-Brunswick, de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador et de la Nouvelle-Écosse étaient représentées lors de cette réunion d’une journée. Les ministres ont décidé de se rencontrer régulièrement afin de discuter d’autres domaines de préoccupation communs pour les femmes du Canada atlantique.last_img read more

first_imgSydney: Former captain Allan Border feels Australia should pick their best six batsmen for the upcoming Ashes series against England beginning August 1 in Birmingham. Border revealed his first choice team to, naming southpaws David Warner, Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja as his preferred top three. “The top three batsmen are left-handers, which is not necessarily the wrong thing,” Border said. “A lot of people jump up and down about picking too many left-handers but if they are your best players then go with them. If they were right-handers, no one would say anything,” he added. The former Australia skipper also stated that wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade should come into the side considering his good domestic form. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I’d be very tempted to go with Wade. You talk about picking the guys in form, and he’s in great form. (Marnus) Labuschagne might get that guernseys in that he can bowl some pretty handy leg-spin and he’s good in the field too,” Border said. “Wade can bowl some medium pace. He can get it through alright, you could sling him half a dozen overs if you had to here and there.” The 63-year-old also advised the Australian team to resist from temptation of playing an all-rounder at the number six spot and instead play a proper batsman. “I wouldn’t go the all-rounder at No. 6. I’d pick a straight out-and-out batsman. England’s conditions are a bit softer underfoot and temperature wise. There’s not as much physicality and stress on the bowlers,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – The overall number of prescriptions for opioids has increased over the last five years, but doctors have been giving patients fewer doses at one time, a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information has found.The report, released Wednesday, shows the number of opioid prescriptions rose by almost seven per cent between 2012 and 2016, while daily doses on average dropped by five per cent — to 226 million from 238 million.Last year, 21.5 million prescriptions for the potent painkillers were dispensed, up from 20.2 million prescriptions in 2012, CIHI reported. Most were for chronic non-cancer pain relief.“Opioid prescriptions are still going up, but the encouraging trend we’re seeing is the quantity of doses that are being dispensed is going down,” said Michael Gaucher, director of pharmaceuticals and health workforce information services at CIHI.“When you put those two together, it’s encouraging in that the fewer doses being dispensed per prescription means that these drugs are being reviewed more regularly and potentially stopped or at least being assessed and switched perhaps to another mode of pain management,” he said.However, the report also found that Canadians are increasingly being prescribed stronger opioids. In 2016, about 57 per cent of all opioids prescribed were high-potency; four years earlier, that figure was 52 per cent.Canadians 65 and older were those most often prescribed opioids over the four-year period covered by the report, Gaucher said.“When we looked at how often they were being prescribed in the different age groups, about one in five seniors received at least one opioid prescription in a given calendar year.”CIHI data also show that one in eight seniors prescribed an opioid were put on a high-potency drug — such as oxycodone, morphine or the fentanyl patch — for 90 days or longer, he said, noting that the stronger opioids are generally used to relieve more severe pain.“There are a lot of negative outcomes from prescribing opioids to seniors that go beyond death,” said Dr. Robert Strang, co-chair of the federal-provincial Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses.“There are substantive negative impacts on people’s lives,” Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, said in a release.Seniors are at greater risk for opioid-related harms due to several factors, including age-related changes in drug absorption and metabolism, and cognitive changes that may increase the risk of accidental drug poisoning.The report said six types of the powerful narcotics — codeine, tramadol, oxycodone, hydromorphone, morphine and the fentanyl patch — accounted for more than 96 per cent of all opioids prescribed between 2012 and 2016. Of these, the last four are typically given for moderate to severe pain.Gaucher said it’s unclear what’s driving the use of high-potency opioids, but the greying of the population and the attendant pain-inducing medical conditions that accrue with age could be a factor.Since 2012, the number of prescriptions for strong opioids other than the fentanyl patch jumped by 19 per cent, while fentanyl prescriptions declined by almost seven per cent.Gaucher doesn’t know why the fentanyl patch has fallen somewhat out of favour. But he speculated that the high number of overdose deaths, many linked to illicit fentanyl, may have raised both physician and patient awareness of the potency of the prescription form of the drug and its potential harms, leading to reduced use.In June, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported 2,458 apparent opioid-related deaths for the previous year across the country (excluding Quebec). More than 900 of those fatalities occurred in British Columbia.Concern over overdoses with a strong opioid such as the fentanyl patch may have left doctors wondering: “Is it the best choice or is there another choice that may be better?” Gaucher suggested.CIHI also found that opioid prescribing practices varied across the country, with Quebec and British Columbia reporting the lowest number of daily doses per 1,000 residents (3,601 and 5,496, respectively) and Alberta (7,955) and Newfoundland and Labrador (7,878) the highest.Quebec’s figure is not only the lowest in the country, it’s almost half of the Canadian average of 6,110 daily doses per 1,000 people.“This new report rightly points out that we need to look at Quebec in much more detail and try to figure out why it’s so different from the rest of the country with regard to opioid prescribing,” said Strang.While it’s not known why Quebec has such low dose-dispensing levels relative to the rest of the country, Gaucher said demographics, overall population health status and prescribing practices by physicians could all play a role.“But part of it could just be increased awareness of prescribers and the attention they’re paying to managing pain with opioids, given the crisis situation.”Both B.C. and Nova Scotia adopted opioid prescribing guidelines in 2015, and both experienced decreases in dispensing a year later, with daily doses per 1,000 population declining by almost 12 per cent in B.C. and by six per cent in Nova Scotia.Strang said it would be ideal to see a marked reduction in the prescribing of all opioids, especially high-potency formulations.“(But) we have to acknowledge that this is a balancing act,” he said. “While we’re trying to reduce the prescribing of opioids overall, we have to recognize that there are people who, for a very significant period of time, have been dependent on strong opioids.“We’re not going to change that overnight.”— Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsLake St. Martin First Nation was swept away in the 2011 spring floods. The buildings were wiped out, and all of the community members were evacuated.A new, temporary village is being built while the people of Lake St. Martin wait in hotels in Winnipeg. But they say their stay is becoming uncomfortable.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler finds out why.last_img

MEXICO CITY — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Mexico won’t respond to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of coercive tariffs with desperation, but instead will push for dialogue.López Obrador says he has dispatched Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard to Washington to show Trump data that Mexico has been taking action to slow illegal immigration.Trump threatened Thursday to impose tariffs starting at 5% and increasing incrementally if Mexico does not convince him that it’s doing more against illegal immigration.López Obrador said Friday the Mexican people “don’t deserve this kind of treatment.”He noted that most migrants passing through Mexico are Central Americans fleeing their countries because they are unable to find work or live safely there.He says Mexico will not commit human rights violations.The Associated Press read more

Sri Lanka today completely ruled out any possibility of having foreign judges in its investigations on war time human rights abuses.President Maithripala Sirisena told media heads in Colombo that Sri Lanka’s position was clearly communicated to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva last month. At the UNHRC last month some countries, including Canada called on Sri Lanka to fulfill its international commitments by ensuring the involvement of Commonwealth and international investigators, prosecutors and judges in the accountability process. Some Tamil groups have been saying that without the participation of foreign judges the accountability process will not be seen as being credible. (Colombo Gazette) The Canadian delegation in Geneva had said that Canada was disappointed by the slow progress in implementing commitments to advance peace and reconciliation, political stability, human rights and accountability.Canada reiterated the desire for the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure that a process of accountability is established that will have the trust and confidence of the victims of this war. Sri Lanka was represented at the Geneva session by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana and Ministers Dr Sarath Amunugama and Faizer Mustapha. read more

At the same time, the Secretary-General voiced his continuing concern about the increasing violence affecting the unarmed civilian population and by threats that fighting could spread further into urban areas, a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement. It was the Secretary-General’s hope, the spokesman said, that the release of imprisoned troops, which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, would be a step towards greater confidence and concrete agreements in ongoing peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the FARC. “In particular, the Secretary-General wishes to underscore the international community’s call to the parties, as a matter of priority, to conclude agreements on respect for human rights and international humanitarian law,” the statement said. read more

by News Staff Posted Jan 12, 2014 2:57 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Popular 17th Avenue bar shuts its doors Twenty-three years ago, Calgary’s Melrose Café & Bar opened its doors on 17th Avenue.Now, the self-titled “Heart of the Red Mile” has announced it is closing its doors forever.A release on the restaurant’s website said the owner will instead be focusing on the Cowboys Casino location.Scott Crockatt with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce said he didn’t see this coming.“The closure of Melrose certainly came as a suprise and we’re seeing some reaction to it on social media, in particular,” he said.There is no indication of what will be moving into the staple location on 17th Avenue near 7th Street SW, but Crockatt said there will be lots of interest.“I think this will be a rare opportunity for some business, 17th Avenue has very, very low vacancy rates, Calgary does in general,” he said. “I can’t say exactly how rare of an opportunity this is, but it’s certainly not frequent.”Melrose has been an active cheerleader for the Calgary Flames, and served as a hub during the team’s 2004 playoff run. read more

Spirit of Christmas festival in Bragg Creek by News Staff Posted Dec 13, 2014 3:21 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Tis the season for celebration west of Calgary!A festival continues Sunday in Bragg Creek from noon until 4:00 p.m.Organizer Marina Cook says it is the perfect time to get into the spirit of Christmas.“Everything is free of charge, it’s sponsored by local merchants, the Chamber of Commerce, Alberta Fire and Flood, the Gardner community, so we try and make it so families can come out and the only cost is going to be their gas to get here”, she said.Cook adds with the snow it will look like a magical winter wonderland, complete with a visit from Ol’ Saint Nick and Anna and Olaf from Frozen!More details are listed here. read more

first_imgThe Household Cavalry rehearse in Hyde Park  “All horses were subsequently returned to the stables and are making a good recovery.”The Ministry of Defence is particularly grateful to members of the local community, the police and veterinary staff from Nottingham University, who helped to get the situation under control and the horses home so quickly.”A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: “Some of the horses were involved in minor collisions but no one from the vehicles have reported being injured. The Household Cavalry rehearse in Hyde Park  A woman told how she thought she and her mother would be killed as the horses charged towards their car.In a post on the Melton Police Facebook page, she said: “ Very lucky to be here to tell the tale as I honestly thought me and my mum would be killed.“After avoiding a head on with another vehicle to emergency stopping on the verge to then have 21 horses charging at you smashing the car as it passed with glass landing all over me while screaming at my mum to stay down trying to cover her while whipping her seat back. “Such a horrific incident. I hope when the mindless people are caught they get the book thrown at them as this could have resulted in numerous fatalities. Horses of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment photographed at Royal Hospital Chelsea in 2016 “We understand the shock and anger the incident may have caused but we ask that people don’t speculate on social media.”He added: “We would like to speak to anyone who may have been driving in the area and witnessed the incident or were involved in a collision with any of the horses and haven’t yet reported the incident to police to contact us.”We’d also like to thank everyone who assisted officers in locating and securing the horses.”center_img “Luckily for us were just shook up and aching from the collision although I have to add this has really upset my mum who is a very strong woman.”The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said all were safety returned, while the police appealed for information.Residents said it was a “miracle” none of the horses were killed, with a scene of “absolute carnage” narrowly avoided when some of the horses were stopped just short of a dual carriageway.One woman claimed a collision with one animal had written a car off, with smashed glass feared to have injured horses.The incident took place at around 11.15pm on Friday, with horses finally returned to the stables by 2.30am.In a statement, the MoD said: “We can confirm that a number of military horses were released from the Defence Animal Training Regiment fields late on August 4. Police are investigating after 21 horses belonging to The Household Cavalry were let out of their field, causing “absolute carnage” on a nearby road.The horses, which were resting from their duties with the Queen’s Life Guard, bolted when they were released from the RAVC Defence Animal Training Regiment in Melton Mowbray, Leics.They were reportedly seen being chased by three people on motorbikes, beeping their horns and revving engines.Several were hit by vehicles as they cantered up to six miles away from the base, before all were eventually rounded up by members of the public, police and vets using cars and horse boxes. 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. Horses of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment photographed at Royal Hospital Chelsea in 2016last_img read more

first_imgIn a recent blog post, Goldcorp explained how ‘going electric’ at its Borden gold development project in Ontario, Canada, is having a positive impact on ventilation requirements and mine air heating.The company previously laid out plans to use all-electric equipment at the project with a fleet that includes Sandvik DD422IE automated battery/electric jumbos and MacLean Engineering 975 Omnia Bolter battery bolters, as well as Sandvik LH514E electric LHDs.Goldcorp, which recently said all mine infrastructure to support production at Borden was in place, is now seeing the benefits of this equipment on the planned ventilation network.“Worker health and safety is of the utmost importance at Goldcorp and air quality is a high priority in underground operations,” the company said in the first of three blog posts on Borden’s ‘going electric’ strategy.“Ventilation fans, air ducts, and infrastructure such as fresh air intake raises, are necessary to distribute fresh air, and as a result are indispensable to ensure the health, safety and comfort of anyone working underground. However, as mine development progresses deeper, costs rise as it takes more effort to deliver quality air.”To conserve energy and save money without compromising safety and air quality, Borden has implemented a ventilation on demand (VoD) system. The amount of energy supplied to the fans is governed by the air flow, which in turn is determined by workplace conditions and the amount of equipment and people in an area. VoD allows a mine to automatically adjust underground ventilation by controlling the fans remotely through a computer interface on surface.This system rides on the quality of the IT infrastructure, Goldcorp says.At Borden, this is accomplished by using coaxial cables and backing them by fibreoptic cabling back to surface. “The coaxial cables are great for underground environments,” the company said, explaining they are cheap and easy to maintain – a big advantage in areas that are impacted by blasting and see a lot of mobile equipment moving back and forth.The VoD system then automatically determines the ventilation requirements in that area and will supply fresh air accordingly.The system makes those decisions by collecting and analysing data from underground sensors for air quality, temperature and equipment and personnel locations. This significantly reduces the amount of energy consumed by the fans. In addition, maintenance costs will decrease as they are not running constantly when not needed.But, Goldcorp stresses the big synergy between battery electric equipment and VoD is the need for a solid communications backbone.“As with any source of energy, there are associated risks, which in the case of batteries is the integrity of the battery itself,” the company said.To manage the risks around batteries, the battery temperatures and voltages are monitored continuously at Borden to look for anomalies that indicate issues.This communication network is, in turn, also beneficial to enable proximity detection, VoD, tagging and tracking, and in more general terms, “turning Borden into a modern data-rich mine”, the company said.The absence of diesel equipment has not only significantly reduced ventilation requirements and costs, it has even impacted the design of the mine itself, according to Maarten van Koppen, Senior Project Engineer at Goldcorp.“Drifts are now designed to be smaller since the ventilation ducting is smaller, and the number of auxiliary fans was cut by half or more. In addition, we avoided the need to develop a return air raise in the mine, which probably would have been very visible from the lake in winter due to the condensation plume,” he said.“Keeping the Borden operations invisible to our neighbours on the lake is one of the key design criteria for the project, and we saved a fair bit of money along the way.”last_img read more

first_imgAnonymous, the collective group known for its politically-charged hackers, has announced its next victim: Facebook. In a YouTube video from account “FacebookOp,” Anonymous speaks to the “citizens of the world” in a slightly-terrifying robotic voice, explaining its plans to destroy Facebook.The video encourages viewers to “join the cause” and “kill Facebook for the sake of your own privacy.” The video claims that Facebook has been selling our information to clandestine agencies and giving it to security firms so they can spy on us. According to Anonymous, even if we’ve protected our information with the various Facebook privacy settings, nothing is private. “Facebook knows more about you than your family,” Anonymous said. Also, deleting your account is also impossible. The group says that even if you delete your account, all your personal information stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time.Anonymous is known for launching distributed denial-of-service attacks which harms its target by getting a large group of people to access the site continually until the influx in traffic slows the site down so much that the servers can’t handle it.Since Facebook is such a huge site–750 million users huge–it would take a lot for Anonymous to slow down Facebook’s servers. Anonymous tried to take down Amazon in the same way earlier this year, but Amazon’s huge amount of server power was too much for the group.The group is giving us time to think and “prepare for a day that will go down in history” before they deploy the attack on (remember, remember) the 5th of November.via Village Voicelast_img read more

Barnes is ready to play in the Europa League with Burnley

first_imgBurnley are very likely to qualify for the Europa League because of their successful  Premier League campaign and Ashley Barnes is certain that he and his teammates will be able to handle it.It has been always difficult for minor clubs to handle playing in both domestic league and European competitions but Barnes believes that Burnley will be able to deal with this situation which is going to be a new one for them.The Burnley player spoke about his side’s future as he said, according to Sky Sports:“Of course it will be difficult but it’s another challenge we will be ready for.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s going to be another tough season, we have still got two games left this year. Hopefully, we can finish on a high and come back next year ready.”“We obviously have to qualify for the group stages so it’s going to be difficult but it’s a challenge we look forward to.”“This has been a fantastic season. If you look at the teams above us, it’s an unbelievable achievement to be behind those six teams.”last_img read more

US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops

first_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday that California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected terms of the National Guard’s initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a state official said nothing was decided.“The governor determined that what we asked for is unsupportable, but we will have other iterations,” Ronald Vitiello, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s acting deputy commissioner, told reporters in Washington.Brown elicited rare and effusive praise from President Donald Trump last week for pledging 400 troops to the Guard’s third large-scale border mission since 2006.But the Democratic governor conditioned his commitment on his state’s troops having nothing to do with immigration enforcement, even in a supporting role.Brown’s announcement last week did not address what specific jobs the California Guard would and would not do and or answer the thorny question of how state officials would distinguish work related to immigration from other duties.Vitiello said the governor decided California will not accept terms of an initial troop rollout for the state that was similar to plans for the other three border states, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.According to two U.S. officials, the initial jobs for those troops include fixing and maintaining vehicles, using remote-control surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to U.S. Border Patrol agents, operating radios and providing “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payrolls. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.California National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Thomas Keegan said “state officials have not rejected anything” since Brown proposed a formal agreement Wednesday with the Homeland Security and Defense Departments that prohibits any involvement in immigration.“The federal government has not yet responded,” Keegan said in an emailed statement.Vitiello said the federal government wanted 237 troops for work in two parts of the state that California “has indicated they will not perform,” but he emphasized that California may participate in other ways that must still be worked out.“We are anticipating additional requirements, and we got a signal from California that they are interested in improving border security,” Vitiello said. “So, at some point that might come together.” Posted: April 16, 2018 Updated: 4:50 PMcenter_img April 16, 2018 AP, AP last_img read more

Key West couple cited after illegal shrimp sale on Facebook

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – A Key West couple was charged with selling shrimp illegally through social media.According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the couple had made a Facebook post offering five pounds of shrimp for $40.A deputy came across the post and confirmed with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that the couple did not have any commercial fishing licenses.They were both issued citations.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more