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first_imgHe says he is constantly looking for greys. Roles that that are not linear and provide enough space for exploring spaces between black and white. “That’s what drives me. Straight line can be so boring,” says 30-year-old Dheeraj Kumar from Fazilka in Punjab who has been part of several Punjabi,He says he is constantly looking for greys. Roles that that are not linear and provide enough space for exploring spaces between black and white. “That’s what drives me. Straight line can be so boring,” says 30-year-old Dheeraj Kumar from Fazilka in Punjab who has been part of several Punjabi films like Tarn Mann’s Rupinder Gandhi The Gangster and Qissa Panjab.Currently shooting for Rocky Mental, a Punjabi film on sports, directed by debutant Parmish Verma, Kumar’s career trajectory has not really been simple. He wanted to be a cricketer but took up music after his father exhorted him to. “After graduating with an MA in Music from Panjab University in Chandigarh in 2009, I thought theatre music is my true calling. I was fascinated with the stage. I tried that and there has been no looking back,” he says.The actor, who also completed his MA in Theatre from the same university in 2012, is however concentrating on cinema now. “I have done a number of plays but the camera fascinates me more. Moreover, theatre is really tough and demands a lot of time.”Unlike most regional film actors waiting to board the next train to Mumbai, Kumar wants to establish himself in the Punjabi film space first before taking a call on moving to Hindi cinema. He elaborates, “It makes sense for me to get enough experience in my own language and explore the Punjabi ethos before embarking on a new journey.”Admitting that Punjabi cinema, in general, does not really offer many opportunities for actors to explore their potential, Kumar also feels that slowly directors are understanding that the audiences cannot be taken for granted indefinitely, especially considering the stiff competition from low budget Hindi cinema which is getting worldwide recognition at some of the best festivals and also doing well commercially.advertisement”The Internet has given access to people everywhere, including Punjab, to the best of cinema. They have started demanding substantial storylines treated innovatively. No wonder, some directors here are getting over their obsession with Jatts and jeeps, and paying more attention to scripts.”Kumar is happy that people from across the country are opening to collaboration with Punjabi cinema. “Several members of Rocky Mental’s production team have had exposure to Hollywood films. Technicians from the Southern part of the country are coming here and Hindi film producers are showing a lot of interest in backing Punjabi films. I am optimistic that all this will be really educative for the film fraternity here, and result in some high-quality cinema,” he says.How I relax: Singing sufi and cookingActors I look up to: Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Christian Bale, Hugh JackmanLooking for a role like: Where I play a negative character, which defies all cliches and manages to convey everything through the eyeslast_img read more

first_imgMesut Özil Ozil should choose Bundesliga return over Man Utd move, says Riedle Alex Fisher Last updated 2 years ago 21:48 10/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mesut Özil Manchester United Arsenal Premier League Bundesliga Transfers The Arsenal midfielder has been linked with a move to the Old Trafford side, but the former Germany international feels it would be the wrong decision Mesut Ozil should opt for a return to the Bundesliga rather than Manchester United if he decides to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, Karl-Heinz Riedle says.The Germany international has yet to sign a new deal at the Emirates Stadium, with his current contract expiring in June 2018.United have been linked with a move for the playmaker, which would see Ozil reunited with his former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. Though Riedle believes a return to Germany would be the best for Ozil, he believes the riches on offer in the Premier League could sway his decision.”Ozil going back to Germany? Who knows,” Riedle told Omnisport. “There’s a rumour that he goes to Manchester United. He shouldn’t do it.Mesut Ozil Arsenal“Ozil is a quality player. If you see his skills, it’s just amazing what he can do on the pitch. We would be very happy if he comes back to a club in Germany, for sure. But I’m not his agent so I don’t know where he ends up.”Best option is, from my point, if he would come to the Bundesliga. It’s a really good option because we get another national player back in our league.”But if he is looking only for the money, then it would be very difficult to find the same kind of money in the German league than he can find in the Premier League.”last_img read more

first_imgAlexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, the supposed next generation of men’s tennis, were shock casualties in the first round at Wimbledon. Novak Djokovic’s potential path to the final looks even clearer after the young guns, both in the defending champion’s half of the draw, fired blanks.Sixth seed Zverev went down in four sets to qualifier Jiri Vesely, the world No 124. The 22-year-old slipped at a crucial moment to give away two match points, and then netted the first as Vesely celebrated a surprise 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 triumph. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Zverev, who has endured a poor year so far, admitted his confidence has taken a battering and alluded to issues off the court. “When I get to the important moments – and I had five or six break points in the fourth set alone – I can’t take any of those,” he said. “I’m down one break point myself and he takes it immediately, where I miss an easy volley. I didn’t lose this match on tennis. It’s just my confidence is below zero right now.“The last two days, I would say [were] very rough for me personally. I’m not going to get into details, but I’m just saying. I have to fix that to play well on the court.”Around 20 minutes later Tsitsipas, having saved two match points in the fourth set, succumbed to the third as he was turfed out 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7, (8) 6-3 by the Italian Thomas Fabbiano. Zverev and Tsitsipas are supposedly at the head of the pack attempting to chase down Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. On this evidence the big three are still a long way in the lead.Last year’s runner-up Kevin Anderson eased into round two after a straight-sets win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert.The big-serving South African, who 12 months ago shocked Federer in the quarter-final and then came through a marathon five-setter against John Isner, won 6-3 6-4 6-2. Frenchman Herbert can now at least turn his full attention to the doubles, where he has linked up with Andy Murray.Three-time grand-slam winner Stan Wawrinka made short work of Belgian Ruben Bemelmans, the Swiss roaring to a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory in less than an hour and a half.Wild card Feliciano Lopez carried on from where he left off after his singles and doubles win at Queen’s Club, beating Marcos Giron in straight sets to get his 70th consecutive grand slam off to a flying start.In the all-Canadian affair on Court 12 – on Canada Day – teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime won his first grand slam match against Vasek Pospisil. The 18-year-old, seeded 19 after a remarkable rise up the rankings in the past year, dropped the first set but recovered to win 5-7 6-2 6-4 6-3.Ivo Karlovic is still going strong at 40, beating Italian Andrea Arnaboldi 6-4 6-4 7-6 (4). The Croatian, the oldest man to play in the singles event since Ken Rosewall in 1975, will face Fabbiano in round two. Topics Cori Gauff, 15, eclipses Venus Williams in Wimbledon first round Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Read more Reuse this contentcenter_img Wimbledon 2019 Since you’re here… match reports Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Tennis Wimbledon Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Nisshin Shipping has decided to offload four Panamax bulk carriers for a total of USD 60.8 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Built in 2013 by Japan’s shipbuilder Jiangsu New Yangzijiang, the vessels are being bought by Greek shipowner Star Bulk Carriers for a price of USD 15.2 million a piece.The bulkers in question are the 81,700 dwt Canon Trader II, Kapetan Trader I, Kapetan Trader 2, and Kapetan Trader 3.The latest sale marks the continuation of Nissin Shipping’s selling spree as the company aready agreed to dispose of a number of its Panamax bulk carriers earlier this year.Namely, in mid-February the shipping firm reached an agreement with an unknown South Korean owner to sell the 2012-built Bergen Trader I and 2013-built Bergen Trader 2.Also in February, the company sold its Billion Trade II to Greece-based Pavimar SA, while it agreed to sell its Epson Trader 2 bulk carrier to Chartworld Shipping earlier in January 2017.Following delivery to the vessels’ respective owners, Nisshin Shipping’s fleet will consist of 32 bulk carriers and 17 tankers, data from VesselsValue shows.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_img“Plenty of people know the feeling of being first, only or different,” Shonda Rhimes told a sold-out audience of more than 10,000 at the 11th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women. “It means you are a trailblazer. There is a responsibility there, whether you want it or not.”Shonda Rhimes speaks to a sold-out audience of more than 10,000 at the 11th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women in BostonCredit/Copyright: Marla Aufmuth for Getty ImagesRhimes, one of television’s most prolific writers and producers, and the creator of hit shows such as “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” and author of a new book “Year of Yes,” has been changing the face of Hollywood by creating more diverse roles for women, both in front of and behind the camera. Noting that the entertainment industry is making slow if uneven progress in its portrayal of women, Rhimes said that the increasing number of women running television shows means that they can decide who gets “hired and fired,” whether women characters will be “secretaries or CEOs,” and “which stories are told.”Conference attendees also heard remarks from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and keynote addresses from Sophia Amoruso, founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal; Tim Gunn, executive producer and star of Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” Ellen Pao, entrepreneur, investor, and writer; Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor and best-selling author; and Candy Chang, TED senior fellow, urban space artist, and designer.The nonpartisan, nonprofit conference is the largest personal and professional networking event for women in the U.S., with more than 100 industry and thought leaders from across the country. Breakout session topics included leadership, career advancement, personal branding, social media, health and wellness, finance, and more. Conference attendees participated in the popular Bentley University Career Pavilion with in-person resume reviews by human resource experts, career coaching with members of the International Coach Federation of New England and one-on-one conversations with local community and business leaders.Now entering its second decade, the Conference is expanding its offerings to a broader audience and shifting its focus to improving opportunities for women in the workplace. As part of this effort, the Conference presented the inaugural Workplaces That Work Summit. Designed for both men and women in mid-level management positions, the summit focused on leveraging gender partnerships to advance equity within workplaces. Led by industry leaders including David Duncan, Senior Partner at Innosight, and Alison Quirk, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at State Street Corporation, the summit provided an interactive and transparent forum for managers to take action to create a level playing field and inclusive leadership within their companies.The Conference also hosted its first Opening Night event on December 9th, providing a taste of the Conference for only $25 to some 4000 attendees. Opening night events included an interview series with best-selling authors; holiday shopping with local women-owned businesses and live entertainment. Attendees pitched their products to Tory Johnson from Good Morning America’s “Deals & Steals!” and met Bert Jacobs, co-founder of the Life is Good company, and Kelley Dempsey, designer and Project Runway contestant.“We are proud to offer even more opportunities for the Conference’s dedicated community of women to further develop their personal and professional lives and to move the needle for women in the workplace,” said Gloria Larson, Board President of the Massachusetts Conference for Women and President of Bentley University. “We can think of no better way to continue creating impact in our second decade of service.”The Massachusetts Conference for Women is generously underwritten by the following sponsors: State Street; EMC; Merck KGaA; Cisco; Boston Scientific; Dell; HOLOGIC; Raytheon; riverbed; Santander; Tyco; Akamai; Bank of America; Bentley University; Fresenius Medial Care; John Hancock; Johnson and Johnson; Juniper; Kronos; Liberty Mutual; Mercer; Sanofi; Suffolk; ThermoFisher; VistaPrint; BainCapital; Crimson Lion; amag; Amtrak; Baxalta; BJs; Blue Cross; CanyonRanch; Intel; John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; MFS; National Grid; NaviNet; Reebok; TIAA CREF; tripadvisor; United; Vertex; Weber Shandwick; Xfinity; AMP Radio; Mix 104.1; WBZ News Radio; The Boston Globe; WCVB 5.“We’ve made immense strides when it comes to women in the workplace, but there is still much more work to be done,” said Alison Quirk from State Street Corporation. “The Conference recognizes that reality, celebrating advancements made, while energizing attendees to build on existing momentum. We are proud to sponsor the Conference, which recognizes the value in supporting the women of Massachusetts and beyond.”To learn more about the Massachusetts Conference for Women, click here.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Around 20 passengers on board the Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani were Sunday taken ill after eating meals served by railways, sources said.A railway spokesperson said doctors at Gomoh station attended to those taken ill and all of them are stable. A doctor at Bokaro also attended to the passengers and as a precaution he is now travelling in the train and checking passengers. “At Tatanagar also doctors will attend. All passengers are well. No one is detrained. Pantry car is also being checked and food samples are collected to investigate the quality of food,” the spokesperson said. The food sample has also been collected by the IRCTC.last_img read more

16 May 2008The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is voicing deep concern about the escalating violence inside eastern Chad, where two gendarmes guarding a refugee camp were shot dead earlier this week and an increasing number of vehicles have been hijacked by bandits. UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told journalists today in Geneva that the agency is also alarmed that last weekend’s attack by Darfur rebels on the outskirts of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, could further destabilize the already fragile security situation in the region.Eastern Chad is home to about 250,000 refugees from neighbouring Darfur, with the majority living in 12 formal camps, as well as 180,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) because of the ongoing troubles within Chad.Ms. Pagonis said that two gendarmes providing security for the Touloum camp were shot and killed by three armed men on Wednesday, while another two gendarmes were severely injured. The attackers, local Chadians, have since been arrested.A day earlier, also near Touloum, three gunmen hijacked a vehicle belonging to an aid partner of UNHCR and then drove to Am Nabak refugee camp, where they hijacked a vehicle belonging to a local non-governmental organization (NGO). After gendarmes gave chase, the hijackers abandoned the vehicles and escaped.The hijacking of vehicles, particularly involving NGOs and aid agencies, and other security incidents – such as armed robberies of NGO compounds – have become increasingly common in eastern Chad, and earlier this month the country director of Save the Children was killed by bandits. read more

Chinese President Xi Jinping today assured Sri Lanka development assistance as the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation drew to a close in the Chinese capital.Jinping said that while Sri Lanka is a small island it is an important country in the ports and shipping sector. The roundtable summit was part of the two-day forum held on Sunday and Monday and attended by 30 heads of state and Government leaders.The forum is the most important meeting on the Belt and Road Initiative since Xi first made the proposal in 2013. It is also the largest-scale and highest-level international gathering initiated by China. (Colombo Gazette) Participants in the Leaders Roundtable of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation adopted a joint communique and released an outcome list today. Jinping was speaking at a reception held with the participation of several world leaders, including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. read more

Truck and van registrations still distorted by Euro 3 to 4 deadline effectsNovember registrations up 2.7% to 31,730, year to date up 0.9 per centAll CVs rolling year total up 0.4% to 389,064 units‘November was another mixed bag for the UK’s new commercial vehicle registrations,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Changes from Euro 3 to Euro 4 emission standards and the end of the Reduced Pollution Certificate scheme continued to distort heavy truck registrations. Medium and heavy vans and pick-ups saw another strong month, with renewed competitive activity and new models as the 1 January 2007 deadline for new vans to meet Euro 4 emission standards approaches. Our system is starting to capture emissions data and early indications show some 1,900 trucks and 59,000 vans registered at Euro 4 or 5 this year.’DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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He told one set of officers that he had first been abused at a military base, but told others it had been at a wildlife park. This included Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse, who had overall responsibility for historic abuse investigations and Detective Superintendent Kenny McDonald, who was in charge of Operation Midland and had famously described Beech as “credible and true”. Those findings were finally published last week on the day that Beech was found guilty of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud at Newcastle Crown Court.Again the IOPC findings completely exonerated the officers involved, stating there was “no evidence that any of the officers deliberately withheld evidence from the applications with the intention of misleading the district judge”.Mr Proctor, who remains locked in a civil action again Scotland Yard, for the loss of his job and his home, described the findings as a “whitewash”. Carl Beech told police he had been abused as a youngster At Lord Brittan’s former constituency home in North Yorkshire, the officers were described as acting as if they were “digging for bodies” as they carried out their inquiries, seemingly unmoved by the fact Lady Brittan was still grieving for her husband who had lost his battle with cancer just weeks earlier.In Hampshire, Lord Bramall – the D-Day veteran and former head of the army – struggled to explain to his wife Dorothy, who was suffering from dementia, what the men in their home were doing. Sir Richard Henriques, who carried out a thorough review of the Met’s handling of Operation Midland, believes the officers applied for the warrants under false pretences and ought to be investigated for allegedly perverting the course of justice. Police raided Lord Bramall’s home while his wife was suffering from dementiaCredit:Geoff Pugh Carl Beech has been jailed for 18-years Just after 8am on March 4 2015, Harvey Proctor, the former Tory MP, was midway through his regular morning routine of listening to the Today programme and feeding his two dogs, when he saw a police van pull up outside his home.After settling Duke, his Red Boxer, and Sushi, his Japanese Akita, he opened the door to be greeted by Detective Sergeant Matt Flynn of the Metropolitan Police’s murder squad.He was brandishing an official search warrant and demanded unfettered access to the property, which lies in the grounds of Belvoir Castle in Rutland.Mr Flynn and around 20 of his colleagues – some wearing blue forensic suits – then marched into the three bedroom cottage and began systematically turning the former politician’s life upside down.Mr Proctor, who at the time was working as private secretary to the 11th Duke of Rutland, was simply informed that the search was part of an investigation into historic child abuse.At around the same time in other parts of the country fellow Scotland Yard officers – armed with virtually identical warrants  – were conducting similarly intrusive searches at the homes of Field Marshal Lord Bramall, and the recently deceased former Home Secretary, Lord Brittan. Police raided Lord Bramall's home while his wife was suffering from dementia However what the officers did have to support their case was more than 20 hours of intense police interviews with the alleged victim, Beech.In all three search warrant applications submitted to Mr Riddle, the officers stated that Beech had been consistent when making his allegations.But as was laid bare during his 12 week trial, Beech was anything but consistent, having changed his story dramatically on numerous occasions.Two years before speaking to the Metropolitan Police, Beech, a former nurse and NHS manager, had told detectives from the Wiltshire Force that he had first been abused by an unnamed Lieutenant Colonel.But in a separate interview he claimed the first person to abuse him had actually been his late stepfather, Major Raymond Beech. Lady Brittan's home was searched just weeks after Lord Brittan had died Carl Beech told police he had been abused as a youngster In the days leading up to the searches, Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway, supported by her colleagues, Detective Inspector Alison Hepworth and Detective Sergeant Eric Sword, had sought a private hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in order to apply the warrants needed.The hearing took place in front of District Judge Howard Riddle, with the officers required to show reasonable grounds to support their claim that a crime had been committed.With the Operation Midland investigation still in its very early stages, there was little concrete to put before the court. Lady Brittan’s home was searched just weeks after Lord Brittan had died Harvey Proctor's home was searched in March 2015 The searches lasted for more than 15-hoursand involved police officers rummaging through every aspect of their subjects’ private lives and seizing armfuls of intimate personal possessions in the process.  Harvey Proctor’s home was searched in March 2015Credit:David Rose As far as the Metropolitan Police was concerned the searches represented a significant ramping up of its Operation Midland inquiry – which had been launched four months earlier to investigate claims of a VIP paedophile ring operating in Westminster in the 1970s.They believed that by conducting thorough searches of the homes of the three key “suspects”, they would find evidence supporting the allegations made by Carl Beech, that he had been ritually abused and tortured by a group of men when he was a child.But it is now the Metropolitan Police themselves who are in the dock, after a retired High Court judge accused them of obtaining the warrants unlawfully. The IOPC findings into the two officers, which was conveniently published on the day of the 2017 budget, concluded that they would face no further action because there was nothing to suggest they had acted “maliciously, dishonestly or in bad faith”.The conclusion had been reached without any of the three officers being interviewed by the IOPC.The allegation that Mrs Tudway, Ms Hepwoth and Mr Sword had misled a judge however was described as a “serious matter”, with inspectors insisting they would continue to investigate the matter thoroughly. Beech had solemnly told investigators that he had been removed from school every Friday so that the abuse could take place.But a cursory examination of his school attendance records showed this to be a blatant lie.He further told police he had suffered scores of injuries during years of physical abuse and torture, but when a doctor examined him, no sign of any injuries could be found. None of this information was known to the district judge when the applications for the warrants were made and Sir Richard has said he does not accept that the officers involved were unaware of the inconsistencies. As we now know, every one of Beech’s allegations was a lie, and when Operation Midland collapsed in early 2016, Sir Richard spent several months looking at the case in detail.His findings – while heavily redacted and conveniently published on the same day as the US general election – were scathing.He identified 43 separate mistakes by the Metropolitan Police, including the claim that officers had missed Mr Riddle when applying for the search warrants.As a result of the damning report Scotland Yard referred itself to the police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which began an investigation into potential misconduct by five officers. Carl Beech has been jailed for 18-yearsCredit:David Rose Steve Rodhouse, the former Deputy Assistant Commissioner was cleared of any wrongdoing by the IOPC 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. Lord Hogan-Howe was in charge of the Met at the time of Operation Midland Steve Rodhouse, the former Deputy Assistant Commissioner was cleared of any wrongdoing by the IOPC DCI Diane Tudway was cleared by the IOPC Lord Hogan-Howe was in charge of the Met at the time of Operation Midland Lord Bramall, whose wife died, while he remained under a cloud of suspicion, dismissed the IOPC’s conclusion as “completely ridiculous”. DCI Diane Tudway was cleared by the IOPC read more

first_imgFirst gold has been poured at Toro Gold’s Mako mine in Eastern Senegal. The Mako mine is owned and operated by Petowal Mining Co, and a pour of 1,325 oz was completed on January 26, which is approximately two weeks ahead of the planned date in the construction schedule. The company is now focussed on implementing the continued ramp up of operations to achieve steady state commercial production through the first half of 2018.Martin Horgan, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are delighted to be able to announce this significant milestone for the company both ahead of schedule and under budget. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this milestone, including our dedicated team of staff, contractors, stakeholders, our partners in the Government of Senegal, and our financiers.“It is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of the team that the same group who founded the company in 2009, has overseen the entire development process from a greenfields discovery at Mako in late 2011 to first gold in six years. We are proud of our track record of consistently meeting or exceeding our development targets over this period against a backdrop of challenging market conditions.“Russell White, Project Manager, supported by his construction group has achieved a remarkable result in not only delivering the Mako project ahead of schedule and under budget, but also doing so in a safe manner with project safety statistics significantly bettering the national Australian standards over the 3.6 million man hours worked at the site.“We are now focussed on ramping up to steady state and commercial production over the coming months. We head into 2018 with Adrian de Freitas as General Manager of the Mako mine, leading our next phase of development as an operating company.”Initial production was slated for February 8 with a total capital construction budget of $158 million, including contingency and working capital. The construction team has been able to beat this construction schedule with first gold occurring some two weeks early and at this time forecast cost to complete estimates indicate that the final capital cost will be below the target. A final capital construction cost reconciliation will be completed later in Q1 2018.Mako achieved Practical Completion on January 3 with project facilities signed off and ‘punch listed’ enabling the commencement of processing operations at that time.Mining operator AMS Senegal has been active at the mine since mid 2017 and currently the ROM Pad contains 265,000 t of material at an average grade of 2.22 g/t Au, which is sufficient for in excess of 50 days production at design throughput rates.At this time the IPP Power Station is fully operational, the fuel farm has been completed and is fully commissioned and the raw water dam is at capacity. The tailings management facility has started to receive its first material and the cyanide destruct system has been confirmed to be operating at the required level to better international discharge guidelines.last_img read more

first_imgYou’ve surely seen that video from 1994 that circulated this week with Today Show hosts Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel, and Elizabeth Vargas acting utterly baffled as they attempt to figure out that age-old question “what is Internet?”We laugh, we cried, we got nostalgic for mid-90s haircuts and giant buttons.AdChoices广告Well, the fellow who posted the super viral video has apparently been let go from his job at NBC, according to Washington Post writer Rob Pegoraro on Twitter. Just so the guy’s firing didn’t come completely in vain, let’s also watch the video ten more times. It’s posted up, after the jump.last_img read more

Moyes speaks on Joe Hart and Adrians future at West Ham

first_imgDavid Moyes has recently spoken on Joe Hart and Adrian’s future at West Ham and claimed there will be no decision prior to the end of the season, due to the fact the club are focused on staying out of the relegation zone.Moyes revealed Adrian is certain for the game against Manchester City as Joe Hart since City is his parent club. If Adrian performs well, he might be the one to help his team in the last fixtures of this season in the Premier League as well.“I hope he plays that well against Man City that he is available for the next one, that’s the plan,” Moyes shared, according to 101 Great Goals.Alisson Becker, LiverpoolReport: Injury update on Liverpool’s Becker George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Liverpool has released an update on Alisson Beckers progress as he recovers from injury.According to Liverpoolfc.com, there is still no timeline for the Brazillian…“If you get in and you do well, you’re never going to play Man City without your goalkeeper having to play well, you’ve got to play well so we need a big game from Adrian on Sunday.”“There is certainly no talks about whether it’s Adrian or Joe Hart or anybody until we are in a position of safety.”We won’t me making any decisions like that where we are going to be. So no, we’ve not discussed them,” Moyes added.last_img read more

PDM Leader reminds Giver Receiver in Election Bribery wrong

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 1, 2016 – Election Bribery is a real concern for the Turks and Caicos electorate and when Magnetic Media yesterday asked PDM Party leaders their perspective on murmurings concerning this corrupt practice, there was a firm perspective and a notice to voters from Sharlene Robinson, Leader.  “The Integrity Commission is of course investigating, the police actually carries out the investigation, are we satisfied that they were able to address every report no, but that is why we’re here to flag those reports and provide evidence.  I want to say to all of the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands that we do know that there is a stigma that while we have the momentum that PDM are not closers and we can’t win an election because magic happens in the last day or two, but we will be keeping our eyes open and our ears open for when that magic begins to work, and we believe it has already begun.  So we want to say to the voters to be careful, do now allow yourself  to be placed in a criminal position.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgThe fourth-graders at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary in Washougal start their day with squats.The kids hold bright blue rubber stability balls over their heads and slowly squat toward the ground. They giggle during the first couple. By the fourth, though, they’re moaning about their sore legs.“Feel the burn,” teased Alice Yang, their teacher.Next, the abdominal crunches.With their bottoms on the ball and their feet on the ground, the kids lean back until their bodies are flat, count to three, then sit up. After a handful of crunches, the kids bounce on the balls for a few seconds to shake out the wiggles.Then it’s time to get to work.The kids roll their balls up to their desks, take a seat and get started on the day’s first lesson: identifying U.S. states from flashcards.About a month ago, the kids in Yang’s class swapped their hard metal chairs for squishy rubber stability balls. So far, the change is getting rave reviews.“It gives us more fluency and helps our brains,” said 10-year-old Alexis Perry. “It’s really cool having them.”Yang said she got the idea while researching ways to help restless students.This year, Yang said, she has many active kids who sometimes struggled to stay focused throughout the school day. They would get up to get a drink of water or sharpen their pencil or do anything, really, other than stay in their seat, she said.last_img read more

Munich celebrates Oktoberfest Even the Terminator was there

first_imgClick to read the full article Munich celebrates Oktoberfest: Even the Terminator was there Dirndl – or no dirndl – that is the question. For locals, it is a must, and for tourists arriving at the Munich Main Railway Station, there are plenty of stalls ready on the platform for those who want to dress the part. When getting off the trains, for those who arrive without, it’s fast […] Munich celebrates Oktoberfest: Even the Terminator was thereLGBTQ – eTurboNews (eTN)IGLTA issues StatementMore articles on eTurboNews click here eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

From Yoga class to onthego excursions

first_imgFrom Yoga class to on-the-go excursionsFor anyone who appreciates high-quality and well cut yoga wear, Six Senses is delighted to announce a range of exclusive designs created in collaboration with Ana Heart of London. A small, bespoke brand renowned for their hip and chic design approach with great attention to detailing, Ana Heart also met the Six Senses criteria of sustainable manufacturing practices.The collection, which is technically yoga clothes with exceptional cuts, is functional and comfortable, distinctly feminine and with an edgy twist. The eco-friendly fabrics nicely complement the designs to move effortlessly with the body and make every body-shape drop-dead gorgeous. And due to the simplicity of style and color palette they are as trendy in a yoga class as they are as essentials of a stylish on-the-go wardrobe.The fabrics are nothing short of amazing. Lyocell is sustainable and with great moisture absorption ability, representing a milestone in the development of environmentally benign textiles. It starts life as wood pulp and with the magic of nanotechnology in an award-winning closed-loop process that recovers or decomposes all solvents emissions becomes a luxurious fabric that is biodegradable and crease resistant.Cotton supima has such a soft hand that it is referred to as the cashmere of cottons. Strong and able to carry color brilliance, it is grown on furrowed rows where it can be closely regulated to make it the highest quality cotton available. Suplex & Quick Dry is a fiber quality developed especially for Ana Heart’s leggings and bras. It offers softness with amazing tension without discomfort and guarantees a dry, supportive experience during yoga practice.The collection has been designed in three colors created especially for Six Senses: charcoal, white and indigo. The garments are sized from small to extra-large and comprise a comprehensive selection of pieces from racer and strappy bras to a choice of tanks, ballet leggings and sweatpants. Five entirely new and exclusive takes are a wrap top, a see-through sleeved and laced top, a top with waist-tie, leggings also with a waist tie and a sweater with laced shoulders and side vents.According to Amanda Ibgui, cofounder of Ana Heart, “Each piece has a small but distinctive touch of gold or silver-colored thread embroidery that stands for each woman’s individuality, for her inner light. This somewhat discreet detail is like a little secret sign, a reminder to be kind to oneself.” As a special treat, the range also includes a cotton tote-cum-yoga bag that is made for carrying everything a woman needs – smartphone, keys, makeup, a book and a bottle of water.Currently the Six Senses Yoga Line by Ana Heart, which is produced in Europe, is available at nine spas; Six Senses Douro Valley, Six Senses Laamu, Six Senses Yao Noi, Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Six Senses Spa Courchevel, Six Senses Spa Doha at Sharq Village, Six Senses Spa Koh Kood, Six Senses Spa Kunfunadhoo, Six Senses Spa Marbella and will be rolled out across the remaining spas this year. Six Sensesfor more information, visitSource = Six Senseslast_img read more

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