first_imgTexas Instruments announced the multiprotocol gigabit time-sensitive networking-enabled processor family. The new, highly integrated Sitara AM6x processor family provides industrial-grade reliability, with quad and dual Arm Cortex-A53 core variants built to meet the rapidly evolving needs of Industry 4.0 in factory automation, motor drives and grid infrastructure.By supporting gigabit throughput rates for TSN standards and other industrial protocols in a specific subsystem, Sitara AM6x processors are built for the convergence of both Ethernet and real-time data traffic on a single network. This capability is critical for real-time communication in Industry 4.0 applications and enables software-reconfigurable cyber physical systems in factories.The inclusion of an on-chip isolated dual-core microcontroller subsystem enables designers to use AM6x processors to create more dependable and functional safety-certifiable products, while reducing overall system-level complexity for applications including programmable logic controllers and multi-axis motor drives. Comprehensive support for ECC memory protection for both on-chip memory and external DDR memory and for 100,000 power-on hours at a 105˚C junction temperature operation enables AM6x processors to perform in high-reliability applications. This processor family allows developers to scale their designs to fit the needs of their system with pin-compatible processors that operate with a unified software platform.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Kontron: SMARC module for networked terminal devicesNext DDC: resolver-to-digital converters offer 3.3V or 5V I/O compatibilitylast_img read more

first_imgIndia dominated the last two sessions of the third day’s play in the second and final Test match to crush West Indies by 10 wickets and complete a series whitewash with ease on Sunday.After being bowled out cheaply in the first session and managing only a lead of 56 runs, the Indian bowlers riding on Umesh Yadav’s brilliant spell roared back to knock the West Indies over for a paltry 127 in their second essay.Indian openers Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul then chased down the target of 72 in 16.1 overs to win the Test match and complete their 10th successive series win at home.Hyderabad Test, Day 3: Report | Highlights | PhotosThe series win meant that India are now the only team other than Australia to achieve the feat. Australia did it twice from 1994/95 to 2000/01 and 2004-2008/09. India’s reign started from 2012 and is yet to be broken.CHAMPIONS #TeamIndia @Paytm #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/oUlwtb9ZX3BCCI (@BCCI) October 14, 2018India’s domination at home started with a 4-0 thrashing of Australia in 2012/13 and it was followed by series wins over West Indies (2-0 in 2013/14), South Africa (3-0 in 2015/16), New Zealand (3-0 in 2016/17), England (4-0 in 2016/17), Bangladesh (1-0 in 2016/17), Australia (2-1 in 2016/17), Sri Lanka (1-0 in 2017/18), Afghanistan (1-0 in 2018) and West Indies (2-0 in 2018/19).Talking of domination, India also extended their consecutive series win record over the Windies to seven and their unbeaten run in Test matches against the same opposition to 21 — it started back in 2002.Also read – Umesh Yadav deserves what he has achieved in Hyderabad Test: Virat KohliadvertisementThe resounding victory over Jason Holder’s side was also India’s 8th 10-wicket win in the history of red-ball cricket. The first one came in 1952 versus Pakistan at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The other seven have come against Pakistan (Chennai, 1980), New Zealand (Hyderabad, 1988), England (Mohali, 2001), Zimbabwe (Harare, 2005), New Zealand (Hamilton, 2009), Bangladesh (Mirpur, 2010) and against West Indies in this match. Umesh Yadav picked up six wickets in the first innings and four in the second (AP Photo)The win was largely possible because of Umesh, who was on song over the last couple of days. After picking up career-best figures of 6/88 in the first innings, he picked up 4 for 45 in the second innings to grab his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket and set up a comprehensive victory for India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.In the process, Umesh became the third Indian pacer overall to register a 10-wicket haul in Test matches in India. The other two are Javagal Srinath (13/132 vs Pakistan) and Kapil Dev 11/146 vs Pakistan).Also read – Prithvi Shaw cherishes man-of-the-series award in debut Test seriesA clinical performance by #TeamIndia as they beat the Windies by 10 wickets to clinch the series 2-0. This is their 10 consecutive victory at home @Paytm #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/Mr0Qv7hEWFBCCI (@BCCI) October 14, 2018Young Prithvi Shaw also jumped on to the stats bandwagon when he hit the winning runs off Devendra Bishoo. The 18-year-old, who finished the series with 234 runs, is now the second-youngest in the history of Test cricket to hit the winning runs for his team. At the age of 18 years and 198 days, Pat Cummins is the youngest to do so, when he smashed the winning runs against South Africa in 2011 in Johannesburg.Shaw achieved the feat at 18 years and 339 days on Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Laporte suffering sleepless nights amid links to Man City Dom Farrell 18:47 1/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Aymeric Laporte Athletic Club Getty Images Transfers Manchester City Athletic Club v Eibar Athletic Club Eibar Primera División Premier League Cuco Ziganda did not pick Aymeric Laporte for Athletic Bilbao’s derby with Eibar as the Man City target was not “in the best conditions”. Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has been struggling to sleep as he reportedly nears a €65 million switch to Manchester City.The Premier League leaders are understood to be on the verge of making Laporte their record signing by meeting the release clause in his Athletic contract.A move to bring in the left-footed central defender collapsed early on in Pep Guardiola’s tenure but the City manager has remained an admirer. 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 Guardiola refused to discuss the move at a news conference on Friday but, having initially expressed an intention to play Laporte, Athletic head coach Cuco Ziganda left the France Under-21 international out of his matchday squad for the 1-1 derby draw against Eibar on Friday.”I spoke with Laporte before the game. I did not see him in the best conditions and I decided that he was not prepared to play,” Ziganda told reporters.”I asked to him if he was fit to play and he said to me that he can’t sleep normally because he has had a busy week.”Guardiola’s men travel to Cardiff City in the FA Cup on Sunday and will aim to have the deal for Laporte completed before they entertain West Brom in the Premier League on Wednesday.last_img read more

first_imgHead coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen.BOCA RATON, FL – SEPTEMBER 1: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen on September 1, 2017 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)Even after he left Alabama and went to FAU, Lane Kiffin has been a vocal supporter of Jalen Hurts. He still has Hurts’ back now that the senior signal caller is at Oklahoma.Hurts left ‘Bama this offseason to enroll at OU as a grad transfer. He’ll have a chance to end his college career on a high note while competing for a Big 12 title and College Football Playoff berth.Kiffin responded to a tweet about Hurts this afternoon. In it, a writer detailed how Hurts seems to be fitting in just fine at his new stop.“Glad to see u being u again @JalenHurts smiling and enjoying life!! Good luck this year @OU_Football 3 in a row??? @uscfootball did 3 in 4 years @HeismanTrophy,” Kiffin tweeted.Glad to see u being u again @JalenHurts smiling and enjoying life!! Good luck this year @OU_Football 3 in a row??? @uscfootball did 3 in 4 years @HeismanTrophy https://t.co/zNjpB1ZoA7— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) April 15, 2019Kiffin is referring to USC’s stretch from 2002-05, when Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush all took home the Heisman Trophy.Oklahoma is working on back-to-back Heisman winners with Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.If Hurts can follow in their footsteps, he’ll not only have a huge final season, he’ll likely see his NFL draft stock raised.last_img read more

first_imgKarnataka Assembly is on the brink of collapse following the resignation of 12 MLAs with speculations ripe regarding more resignations. Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s return from personal visit has not been the most warming one since now he has a mammoth task of reshuffling his Cabinet to accommodate the rebel MLAs who have temporarily taken refuge at Sofitel hotel in Mumbai under the watch of state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. The likely outcome will be drawn by Kumaraswamy himself in consideration with senior Congress leaders viz. Kharge, KC Venugopal and Siddaramaiah as well as JD(S) leaders. The need of the hour is to craft a resurgent plan so that the coalition government does not collapse much to the desire of opposition who has been on its toes to stake claim should the Kumaraswamy government fall. While Karnataka BJP president and former CM BS Yeddyurappa had formerly stated that they had no role in the ongoing conundrum, he came forward to assert how Kumaraswamy must resign with a senior BJP leader claiming that “six to eight more MLAs are ready to tender their resignations”. Despite the constant denial, ‘Operation Lotus’ seems to be in effect with speculations suggesting resignation of senior leaders and ministers. Today, the Speaker, KR Ramesh will return to the office where the resignation letters of 15 MLAs (besides more which have been submitted) await him. Kumaraswamy’s meeting with senior leaders suggested that the state dispensation shall most-likely plan a reshuffle where existing ministers will vacate their portfolios and make way for the rebellious MLAs in order to stitch back the government and diminish BJP’s chances of staking a claim. In line with that decision, Kumaraswamy announced that all ministers in the Janta Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition have resigned to allow for a comprehensive reshuffle of the Cabinet. With no hope of retracting their resignations, MLAs have forced Kumaraswamy’s hand in reshuffling. With the monsoon session of the legislature due from July 12, it seems the Cabinet will have to send a resolution to the Governor Vajubhai Vala seeking a postponement. The chaos inflicted upon the Karnataka government has not only postponed a pre-scheduled legislature’s session besides shaking the dispensation itself but also disrupted government functioning which is most likely to affect the state in all its affairs regarding governance. The state assembly has been shaky since its inception and to think it would have come down to the resignation of all ministers is not surprising. BJP has been on the lookout with former CM Yeddyurappa preparing his troops to push for a no-confidence motion should the speaker deny accepting resignations. However, with the way things are proceeding, Kumaraswamy’s intent to reshuffle the Cabinet will yield stability unless the rebel MLAs deny accepting portfolios that Kumaraswamy is willing to offer them. It is quite possible that the MLAs under the influence of opposition refuse to be a party to Kumaraswamy’s reshuffling. This would then send the ball in BJP’s court and staging a no-confidence motion will surely be disastrous for the precariously held coalition government. Meanwhile, Congress-JD(S) workers staged protests in Bengaluru alleging horse-trading by BJP in Karnataka and that has been the case for a long time now. Also Read – A compounding difficultyKarnataka coalition government’s current picture does not augur well and certainly demotivates the political spectrum for forging any such coalition government in future where party personnel showcase a high tendency of defecting or resigning. Such a government is indeed futile since it is only grabbing headlines for political instability, not governance; the latter is what the people expect more. From the state’s point of view, even an exercise of reshuffling the dispensation is cumbersome and not in the interest of people. Already, postponing the monsoon session of the Assembly will lead to loss of time and money. Given the fact that proceeding for a no-confidence motion will require a 12-day notice, Kumaraswamy’s chances for reviving the coalition government become likely, however, given the mood of rebels, it can go either way. Speaker’s take today on resignations along with Kumaraswamy’s swift handling of rebels in collaboration with Congress will build the future picture of the Karnataka Assembly which currently hangs in a stalemate. From the way things look, BJP will be quick to move for a no-confidence motion in order to push Kumaraswamy and his shaky government to the edge. The current week will unveil what is in store for the coalition government but from Monday’s perspective, it does not augur well at all.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are statistically tied with a resurgent Conservative Opposition as they near the midway point of their four-year mandate, while the NDP’s new leader finds himself facing a familiar electoral challenge, a new poll suggests.The poll, conducted by Ekos Research and commissioned for The Canadian Press, puts the governing Liberals at 34 per cent and the Conservatives at 33 per cent, while the New Democrats — still smarting from a disappointing 2015 campaign — remain a distant third at 15 per cent.The Ekos-Canadian Press poll, which surveyed 4,839 people via both cellphone and land line during the last two weeks of September, carries a margin of error of plus or minus 1.4 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.Its findings suggest the Liberals have finally been forced to confront the political realities of Parliament Hill after more than a year of flying high on a massive lead in public support following the 2015 election, said Ekos president Frank Graves.“I think the Liberals did have a very clear movement back to earth, but that occurred in the winter and spring,” said Graves, noting that the latest poll shows results that are similar to polling the firm conducted in June.The Liberal government’s controversial tax reforms — criticized by opposition parties as well as many doctors, farmers and small business owners — don’t appear to be having a significant impact among Liberal or potential Liberal voters, he added.Consultations on the proposed changes, which began in July, wrapped up late Monday.“Some have speculated they’re really taking it on the chin because of the (Finance Minister Bill) Morneau proposals, whereas — if that’s the case — how do you explain they’re basically at the same place they were before those proposals were introduced?”In the months ahead, Graves predicted the Liberals would be eyeing the NDP’s numbers closely, particularly given the risk that they’re losing the support of so-called “progressive” voters after abandoning their electoral reform promise and approving the Trans Mountain pipeline.That may help explain the political motives behind the tax measures, which are aimed at tightening “unfair” loopholes for private corporations that the government says have enabled many wealthy Canadians to pay less than their fair share of taxes.Such measures resonate with supporters of the New Democrats and their charismatic new leader, Jagmeet Singh, who cruised to a definitive first-ballot victory Sunday in the NDP leadership race. It’s too early to predict what his impact will be, Graves said.“The Liberals have to be very mindful of possibility of some erosion of their progressive vote away from the party and the NDP … there’s a really good chance that they will be revitalized by this new leader,” he said.“The real question is, how is he being received by voters and potential NDP voters?”Singh became the first visible minority to claim the leadership of a federal party with 35,266 votes — a convincing 53.8 per cent of eligible ballots.Northern Ontario MP Charlie Angus — widely viewed as Singh’s closest challenger — came in second with 12,705 votes, followed by Manitoba MP Niki Ashton with 11,374 and Quebec MP Guy Caron with 6,164.One of Singh’s first challenges will be to resurrect the federal party’s flagging public profile, something his dramatic leadership victory has already gone a long way towards helping. The party is in desperate need of a robust fundraising campaign — it’s carrying $5.5 million in debt, according to Elections Canada.Singh also made a clear attempt Tuesday to paper over divides that were exposed during the leadership race by singing the praises of Ashton, arguably the most left-leaning leadership hopeful and one who openly challenged Singh over the course of the race.“Her ideas, her values, speak to the heart of New Democratic values and she will absolutely have a place in our team,” Singh said outside the House of Commons.—Follow @kkirkup on Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgToday, WE Day announced the second annual U.S. National Broadcast of WE Day will air commercial-free on August 28, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT.Highlighting some of the most important social issues facing America and the world today — from equality to environmental issues, homelessness to inner city violence — WE Day connects likeminded individuals and provides a platform for people to create change in their communities and around the world. WE Day is made possible by Title Sponsor Allstate and presenting sponsors Unilever, Walgreens and Microsoft.Alongside international activists and WE Day co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, the broadcast will feature a star-studded lineup of speakers and performers including Charlize Theron, Demi Lovato, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen, Selena Gomez, Natalie Portman, Common, Big Sean, Orlando Bloom, Rowan Blanchard, Jennifer Hudson, Ciara, Jacob Tremblay, Zooey Deschanel, Tyrese Gibson, Mark Ruffalo, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, David Foster, Paula Abdul, Von Miller, Amandla Stenberg, Hannah Simone, Rico Rodriguez, Raini Rodriguez, Kermit the Frog along with other Muppets including Dr. Bunsen, Beaker, Rizzo the Rat, Statler & Waldorf, Gonzo, Beauregard, Chip, Scooter, Bobo the Bear, The Swedish Chef, Rowlf, Pepe and more, lending their voices to the WE movement — a generation of people empowered to act and lead with compassion and the conviction that together we can transform the world locally and globally.Bringing families together for an evening of empowering conversations about important and timely social issues, WE Day will spark ideas and inspire action. Featuring high-energy performances combined with motivating speeches and documentary-style features highlighting young Americans who are making a difference, WE Day is a part of the growing movement that is connecting people to live WE by taking action on issues and creating systemic change in communities around the world.“WE Day is a powerful movement that unites people around the world to create impact for a greater good,” said Charlize Theron, Academy Award-winning actress and Founder of Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project and Honorary Co-Chair of WE Day California. “Whether it’s a family, student group, or individual, young or old, the WE movement is a force that brings world-changers together by inspiring action on social issues that affect communities all around the world. I am honored to be part of a collective cause and WE community.”“I have been part of the WE Day movement for many years, and through my experiences, I’ve been inspired by the work of WE Day and am committed to giving back whenever I can,” said singer, songwriter and actress, Demi Lovato. “WE Day is like nothing else — connecting people all over the world on a journey for greater good and social change.”Joining the lineup above will be young Americans with inspiring personal stories like 16 year old Gracie Doran from Laguna Niguel, California. At the age of 10, Gracie suffered from a congenital condition that caused malformed blood vessels in her brain, resulting in a stroke. After a surgery, which left her partially paralyzed, she spent months in rehab learning how to eat, speak and walk. Now, Gracie has returned to her passion — dance. Because it was a huge part of her personal recovery, Gracie now teaches dance classes for students with disabilities and is a role model for others as a confident leader who has overcome obstacles with determination and courage.“These youth are amazing leaders — I am endlessly inspired when I listen to their stories, and the amazing things they’ve done,” said six-time GRAMMY nominee, author, producer, philanthropist and internationally renowned film star Tyrese Gibson. “WE Day is like nothing else out there — it’s a community of people who are working together to create a collective change in the world, and I’m so honored to be a part of it.”“We can already see the amazing impact that today’s youth are having on the world around them. Whether it’s fundraising for a cause they care about, organizing a food drive or raising awareness about an important issue, this generation is creating social change on a local and global level,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE Day. “In the last academic year alone, students involved in the WE Day movement from across the globe have donated over 2.1 million pounds of food to their local food banks, volunteered over 6.2 million hours of service and raised over $14.7 million dollars in support of local and global causes.”Parts of the WE Day broadcast will be filmed live in Inglewood, California during WE Day California (April 7 at the Forum), one of 14 youth empowerment events that take place across North America and the U.K. WE Day is an inspirational event like no other, bringing together like-minded individuals and providing a platform for youth to learn about some of today’s most pressing issues. WE Day celebrates and inspires this generation’s shift from me thinking to we acting, building a better world where everyone has the power to speak out and make choices that have a positive impact. WE Day is one of the world’s largest non-profit initiatives on social media, with more than five million followers.You can’t buy a ticket to WE Day events — students from across the country earn their way by the actions they take on one local and one global cause of their choice. More than a one-day event, WE Day is connected to the yearlong WE Schools program, which provides hands-on, student-led campaigns designed to enhance a school’s existing social initiatives or to spark new ones. WE Schools helps young people turn the day’s inspiration into sustained action. By taking action on one local and one global cause, students are equipped with the tools to succeed academically, in the working world and as active citizens. Together, WE Day and WE Schools are a blueprint for building the next generation of change-makers.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has issued Look Out Circulars (LOC) against Sanjay Singal and wife Aarti Singal, both directors of debt-ridden Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd (BPSL), which is currently embroiled in a bank fraud case of Rs 2, 348 crore, sources here said.The agency had registered an FIR in the case against the company and its directors earlier this month, naming the couple along with several promoters and associates of the company. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe CBI had alleged that top-level officials of BPSL hatched a criminal conspiracy with unknown public servants to divert funds from loan accounts in a Chandigarh branch of Punjab National Bank and Kolkata branches of Oriental Bank of Commerce, IDBI Bank, and UCO Bank through several shell companies “without any obvious purpose”. The Singal couple is currently in India, and the LOCs against them is intended to prevent their escape. Moreover, it has also been alleged that BPSL was one of the companies to have paid kickbacks to companies owned and controlled by Deepak and Rajiv Kochhar, in exchange for loans from ICICI Bank, which was headed by Chanda Kochhar, Deepak’s wife, at the time. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayAccording to highly-placed sources, the Enforcement Directorate received a letter detailing these allegations sometime last month and confirmed that some of the allegations in the letter are ones the probe agency was not aware of. As per the CBI’s FIR against BPSL, ICICI Bank had sanctioned and disbursed loans of up to Rs 586.6 crore to BPSL between 2007 and 2014. Chanda Kochhar became Chairperson of the private lender in 2009. Adding to these allegations, the CBI has accused the Delhi-based steel manufacturer of defaulting on loans of up to Rs 47, 204 crores, borrowed from around 33 banks and financial institutions between 2007 and 2014.last_img read more

Caterpillar, AT&T drag down the Dow; Tech stocks rise after Apple beats earnings estimates by The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2013 11:59 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A gloomy outlook from Caterpillar, the world’s largest construction equipment company, is helping to send stock indexes mostly lower in midday trading.Caterpillar said Wednesday that its earnings fell 43 per cent in the second quarter as China’s economy slowed and commodity prices sank.Apple led a rise in technology stocks after beating analysts’ estimates for quarterly earnings.Shortly before noon, the Dow Jones industrial average was down eight points, or less than 0.1 per cent, to 15,560.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down two points, or less than 0.1 per cent, at 1,690.The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index climbed 16 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 3,596.AT&T fell 2.3 per cent to $34.98 after its costs surged in the latest quarter. The company spent heavily on subsidizing smartphone sales. read more

first_imgByron Knelson (1930-2011) developer of the Knelson concentrator and a titan of gravity separation will be inducted in the concentration category at the gala dinner in the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver on February 16 (www.im-halloffame.com). Almost 40 years ago a pursuit to discover a ‘better way’ would revolutionise the application of gravity separation in the gold mining industry. Today, this application continues to improve cashflow for operations around the globe. In the Yukon in the mid-1970s at an alluvial gold mine at Eureka Creek, Knelson witnessed a crude, but widely used sluicing operation that would recover coarse nugget gold but was ineffective for the recovery of the accompanying fine gold grains. He spent a total of five days at the site then returned to his home in Burnaby B.C. and set out to find a better means to recover fine gold. In 1976 he tested the first crudely built fluid-bed prototype centrifugal concentrator at an aggregate plant in the Fraser Valley. Although the first unit lacked mechanical refinement of today’s carefully engineered units, the metallurgical performance of the unit set him on what would become an exciting and passionate 25 year journey that resulted in the commercialisation of what has become an icon in the mineral processing industry in Canada and abroad – the Knelson Concentrator. Over the 30+ years since the first crudely manufactured Knelson Concentrator was produced, the machine has become a fixture in many of the world’s most prominent gold mines. The technology is now owned by FL Smidth, which is the sponsor this year of the Environmental Management and Stewardship induction. The Knelson Concentrator is a centrifuge that combines enhanced gravitational force with a patented water injection process to create a fluidised concentration surface into which fine gold grains, due to their high specific gravity, can penetrate and become trapped. The original device operated at 60 G forces; and 30 years later extensive research has proven that for 90% of traditional gravity gold applications, 60 Gs has proven to be near optimum. The original Knelson Concentrator was called the MD, or Manual Discharge Series. The machine would operate for a fixed cycle time generally ranging between six to eight hours at which time the feed to the plant would be stopped, the machine would be shutdown, a drain plug removed and gold-laden concentrates would be manually rinsed from the concentrating cone. While this procedure took only a few minutes to complete, it presented serious operating concerns, personal safety issues and security risks to the much more sophisticated hard rock gold mining fraternity. This problem was overcome in 1992 with the advent of the Centre-Discharge feature which enabled the hands-off operation and fully automated control of the removal of concentrates and all process variables. In the mid 1990s, the Center-Discharge, or CD Series Knelson was advanced by the introduction of the eXtended Duty, or XD Series. The XD had some features not available in the CD Series, mainly for ease of maintenance and longevity.  In 2010, Knelson’s newest design, the Quantum Series, was introduced, which again advances the design further, while also reducing the cost. In the late 1990s, the Knelson Continuous Variable Discharge, or CVD Concentrator was commercialized.  This concentrator is designed to produce a continuous stream of concentrate and targets higher mass yield applications such as gold sulphide and heavy mineral recovery where higher mass to concentrate is required.last_img read more

11.Chambery Savoie201154:571 13.Tremblay200244:500 Only three teams staying at 100% after only two round of matches in the French LNH! PSG Handball, Cesson Rennes and Saint Raphael extended winning run, while Montpellier suffered first defeat in Dunkerque 30:26. The French champions from Paris beat Ivry 33:27 in the local derby. RESULTS – ROUND 2:Dunkerque 30 – 26 MontpellierNantes 40 – 29 CreteilChartres 23 – 25 Cesson RennesNimes 30 – 27 Chambery SavoieIvry 27 – 33 Paris SGSt. Raphael 26 – 21 TremblayAix 30 – 30 ToulouseSTANDINGS: 7.Nimes210162:632 ← Previous Story Last second win for Elverum in Schaffhausen! Next Story → INTERVIEW – Bob Hanning: I live my dream with Fuchse Berlin! 1.Paris SG220069:594 6.Aix202064:642 8.Ivry210151:562 2.St. Raphael220054:474 14.Chartres200248:560 Cesson-RennesLNHPSG Handball 10.Toulouse201156:581 9.Montpellier210157:552 3.Cesson Rennes220050:464 5.Dunkerque210153:512 4.Nantes211074:633 12.Creteil201156:671 read more

‘300 Tonnes of Fertilizer Available’ Agric. Minister Fabureh

first_imgBy: Kebba AF TourayThe new Minister of Agriculture Amie Fabureh, has disclosed that a total of 300 tons of fertilizer, is currently available in the country, and that by end of June 2019, the remaining consignment of fertilizer will arrive.Minister Fabureh made this remark on Saturday during President Barrow’s rally in Brikama.“A total of ten tractors from NEMA and the Agriculture Value Chain, have been distributed among the cooperatives during our tour. This is to mechanize agriculture and help farmers work with ease to boost their production,” she told the gathering. She informed that two rice production projects are in the offing which once started, will address the problems of rice shortage in the country.“There is also a project for animal husbandry in the pipeline. This will help those in the domain to rear their animals within the country, without having to go to foreign countries,” she said.She continued that this is due to the fact that during feasts, a huge amount of money is spent on meat and sheep and other small ruminants. ‘‘My Ministry will stand firm to ensure that this project succeeds,” she said; that presently, they have the Department of Seed and FAO officials in Brikama Ba who are distributing seeds to farming communities and that farmers are receiving seeds from these officials. She assured that they will today Monday June 17th 2019, proceed to Farafenni.“So there is no delay in this rainy season and this year’s farming season will be a success. The outcry of farmers on fertilizer and the lack of it, will be history. Currently we have 50 tons of groundnuts at our depots across the country and whoever needs seeds, will be provided with it,” she said. “Agriculture will continue to progress because we have the farmers and we will do our utmost to empower them. We have small scale farmers but we try to ensure that they conduct the trade for themselves,” she concludes.It has been reported recently that farmers are eager to have fertilizer as they prepare for the upcoming farming season; that they raised the issue of affordability and accessibility of fertilizer even if when it is available, which they said Government should look into and support them to get it on time and at reasonable cost.last_img read more

Palm Beach babysitter charged in babys death

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida babysitter appeared in court, Wednesday, accused of shaking a 5-month-old baby to death.Jessica Amster, 26, is charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. Prosecutors said she shook the baby to death in August of 2015, fracturing his skull and breaking his arm and leg.She is being held at the Palm Beach County jail on a $50,000 bond.Amster was ordered to not have any contact with the victim’s family.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Former advisor denies convincing Trump to fire FBI director

first_imgHe carefully chose his words when speaking with 7News, but Trump was blunt in this tweet that reads, “The Roger Stone report on CNN is false – Fake News. Have not spoken to Roger in a long time — had nothing to do with my decision.”“I never claimed that I persuaded the president to fire Mr. Comey, but I support 100 percent his action,” Stone said.Stone said Comey became too politicized and enjoyed being the center of attention.Stone himself never shied away from the spotlight. He advised President Richard Nixon and was even labeled a political dirty trickster.The Fort Lauderdale resident now once again at the center of a presidential controversy. “You know what, the only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about,” he said.Stone also said that he received a letter from the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that asked for documents related to the Russian investigation. Stone repeatedly denied colluding with Russia and said he has nothing to hide.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – President Donald Trump’s former campaign advisor is in the spotlight after reports that he influenced the president to fire FBI Director James Comey.South Florida resident and former Trump advisor Roger Stone is no stranger to controversy, and after Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, many reports said that Stone was behind the firing.Trump even Tweeted to deny that Stone influenced his bombshell decision.7News spoke with Stone at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as he made his way to several national interviews.“No one talks Donald Trump into anything,” Stone said. “That said, I think he has made the right move.”There are multiple reports that Stone told Trump to fire Comey as recently as last week, and many mention Stone’s possible connection to the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the election.“I’m not going to characterize the last time I spoke to the president. He certainly knows my views on Comey,” Stone said. “I’m not going to take credit for convincing the president to fire Comey. That would be false.” last_img read more

Accused drug dealer arrested in Monroe County

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman accused of dealing drugs was arrested after her car was stopped by Monroe County Police.Authorities said they stopped the black Volkswagen sedan just after 6 p.m., Tuesday, near the Seven Mile Bridge.A license plate check revealed the driver, 39-year-old Naauh’Mocquaii Richmond-Jones, already had outstanding warrants on drug charges.Richmond-Jones gave deputies permission to search her vehicle and had said that there was cocaine in the center console of the car, according to police.Seven plastic bags of cocaine where found in the console.The suspect admitted the drugs were hers and that she had planned to sell them.Richmond-Jones is now in jail on $50,000 bond. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgHere’s something you don’t hear much anymore.Penton Media’s John Teresko, a senior technology editor at IndustryWeek, Monday celebrated 50 years with the company—and with the magazine. That’s 50 years—as in five decades.“What made it a sustainable journey is that the quality of my associates kept increasing,” Teresko told me yesterday.  “They made it a rewarding and enjoyable journey.” Teresko started at the magazine when it was still called Steel, The Metalworking Management Weekly. The magazine changed its name to IndustryWeek in 1970.Staying with one business, let alone one product for 50 years is a rare accomplishment in today’s increasingly schizophrenic, layoff-prone (not to mention e-media obsessed) publishing world.last_img read more

first_img Ford More From Roadshow Ford 2020 Lincoln Aviator plug-in hybrid first drive: This changes everything Ford Explorer packs PHEV power in Europe 1 2019 Audi TT Roadster review: The exit interview Tagscenter_img Comment 12 Photos As of this writing, Ford has only unveiled a traditional gas-electric hybrid powertrain for the US version of the 2020 Explorer, but over in Europe, they’re going a little harder in the paint on electrification.Ford on Tuesday revealed the Explorer Plug-In Hybrid. Built for the European market, the Explorer PHEV offers short bursts of electric-only driving, thanks to a battery much larger than the one in the standard Explorer Hybrid. The Explorer PHEV sounds pretty similar to the Lincoln Aviator PHEV that debuted at the 2018 LA Auto Show, and for good reason — the two share a platform. Under the body lies a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 mated to an electric motor and a 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery. The result is a net output of 450 horsepower and about 620 pound-feet of torque. Enlarge ImageZap! Ford Both all-wheel drive and a 10-speed automatic transmission are standard. All that goodness combines for an electric-only driving range of about 25 miles and a towing capacity of 2,500 kilograms (about 5,500 pounds). There are multiple hybrid modes that can either generate battery charge, maintain it or use it as the driver sees fit. There are also a number of driving modes independent of the electricals, including Normal, Sport, Trail, Slippery and Deep Snow/Sand.Higher trims can get decked out with a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch gauge cluster display. On the safety front, standard equipment includes autobrake, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, speed sign recognition and lane-keep assist. Check enough options boxes and the car will also be capable of sliding into parallel and perpendicular parking spaces without help.There are plenty of creature comforts inside, as well. Standard equipment is plentiful, including heated and cooled power front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless device charging and tinted rear glass. The top Platinum trim adds a 14-speaker, 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system.The Ford Explorer PHEV goes on sale in Europe later this year. If you’re waiting for Ford to announce the US version, you might have to wait forever — Ford spokesperson Mike Levine said in an email that Ford has no plans to introduce a PHEV Explorer in the US. Perhaps it’s just a bit too close to the Aviator PHEV.Originally published April 2 at 9:57 a.m. PT.Update, 11:32 a.m. PT: Clarified information regarding future US available of the Explorer PHEV. 2020 Lincoln Aviator first drive: Stylish SUV takes flight with smart tech SUVs Hybrids Share your voicelast_img read more

first_imgDoubling of H-1B visa fee by the US is expected to cost Indian IT companies nearly $400 million. Domestic IT companies are among the top recipients of such visas issued by the US government.The US government has increased the fee to $4,000 for H-1B visas and $4,500 for L-1 visas. These work permit visas allow companies to hire highly skilled workers from other countries when there is non-availability of such workers in the US.The Indian IT sector did not expect such a steep hike in visa fee, though it was prepared for an increase.”It’s ironical that countries which have been trying to tell us that you should open up your economy and be more open to trade and investment are now pulling down the shutters in their countries in the areas which matter to us,” an analyst with a Mumbai-based brokerage told ET.IT companies are the major users of the visas and doubling of the fee will weigh on their margins.”They’ve doubled the fee, so that impact is going to be significant even if there are other margin levers to pull. The total impact we will only be able to see next year, when the new batch of filings are made,” said the analyst.Rise in visa costs will hit the service-based IT companies the most, while it will also affect product development companies.”With the rupee also trading weak against the dollar, this hike would be even steeper for the Indian IT sector and it would adversely affect the revenues of the sector. We would certainly feel the impact of this hike on our bottom line,” said Diwakar Nigam, CEO & MD of Newgen Software.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already spoken about the concerns of the Indian IT industry with US President Obama on the fee hike for H-1B and L-1 visas, the Press Information Bureau said on Wednesday.With the US heading for Presidential elections next year, the H-1B visa issue has grabbed the attention of the lawmakers in the country.last_img read more

first_imgMeanwhile, farmers and activists also levelled other charges against Bt cotton seeds. Farm lobbies say that BT cotton requires a huge amount of insecticides and pesticides to protect the crops. They also say that Bt cotton seeds give protection against only one pest, leaving it vulnerable to others. “After Maharashtra’s last season experience, it can be safely concluded that the claims of the BT technology are invalid. The technology has shown signs of failure with the insects developing resistance to it. It is now necessary to either upgrade technology or declare it a failure to safeguard millions of poor farmers,” Agriculture expert and ex-Commissioner of Agriculture, Sunil Kendrekar said. IANS. The Environmental Sciences Europe had also reveled in a study that there could be a link between Bt cotton and farmer suicide in India. Dangerous Weed Killer Found In Numerous Breakfast Cereals Closecenter_img Reuters fileGlobal seeds major Monsanto has won arbitration proceedings against Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL), Reuters reported exclusively on Tuesday. Monsanto, which is owned by German drug maker Bayer AG, has been locked in a long-drawn royalty battle with Indian seed makers. “… Monsanto has received a favourable award from the arbitration panel in the proceedings against NSL and Prabhat”, a Bayer spokesman told the agency in an e-mailed statement.The terms of the arbitration decision are not revealed as both parties have to abide by secrecy conditions. However, according to Monsanto’s calculations, NSL and its affiliates owed the Missouri-based company as much as $22.82 million. “The award is confidential and we will not be able to share any further details at this stage,” the Bayer spokesman said. NSL reserves the right to appeal the verdict.What’s the case?The dispute arises from Mahyco Monsanto Biotech’s sale of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds to around 40 Indian seed companies under license. These Indian companies sell the seeds in turn to retailers, letting Monsanto control a huge seed market in the largest producer of cotton in the world. Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (India) is a joint venture between Monsanto and Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co (Mahyco).The dispute started in 2015 when Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd and its two affiliates stopped paying royalties to MMB. Their contention was that Monsanto did not enjoy patent protection on its GM cotton seeds under Indian laws. The Indian companies insisted that the norms had to be set by the Indian government if they were to make the payment of royalties, or ‘trait fees’.The role of GM technology in India’s agriculture has had a controversial record. Genetically modified seeds have come in for sharp criticism, while the specific role played in its propagation by global seeds giant Monsanto has always been focus, with nationalist groups vehemently opposing both.However, Monsanto won a major legal victory last month when the Supreme Court ruled that Monsanto can own patents on genetically-modified cotton seeds in India, setting aside a Delhi High Court verdict that said seeds, plants and animals can’t be patented under Indian laws. “The division bench order has been overruled. It essentially means that the patent is in force,” a Bayer spokesman in India said.How Monsanto changed India’s Cotton cultivationMonsanto entered India in 2003, introducing lab altered seeds in the country for the first time. The arrival of pest resistant cotton plants changed the farming landscape in the county, which went on to become the world’s biggest producer of the yarn in subsequent years. Cotton production boomed in the main cultivation belts in the country subsequently, powering India into the list of world’s biggest cotton producers. As of now nearly 96 percent of cotton cultivating area in the country is under Bt cotton.However, it has been argued that the output boom wasn’t sustainable and hit a trough after five years of high yield. Other major downsides were that the seeds were far more expensive than the local varieties and that the seeds could not be reused. The farmers had to buy seeds from the makers in every farming cycle. Monsanto, which was selling Bt cotton seeds to practically the whole of India through its licensees, enjoyed a monopoly in this scenario.  last_img read more

26 sued over attack on Fakhrul

first_img.Twenty six people have been sued in Chittagong in connection with the attack on the motorcade of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, reports news agency UNB.Former public prosecutor (PP) of Chittagong court Enamul filed the case with a speedy tribunal here on Wednesday morning accusing 26 people.A S M Shahidullah Kaiser, chief judicial magistrate of the court, will hear the case later, said the former PP.Earlier on Sunday, Fakhrul and some other party senior leaders were injured as local Awami League supporters allegedly attacked his motorcade at Isakhali in Rangunia upazila, Chittagong on their way to hillslides-hit Rangamati.last_img read more