India suffer shock defeat to South Korea

first_imgJakarta, Aug 20 (PTI) In a major upset, seven-time gold medallist India suffered their first ever loss in the Asian Games to South Korea in the men’s Kabaddi group A game here today.India lost 23-24 to South Korea, who won the bronze medal in the Incheon Games four years ago, in a match that went down to the wire.This is the first defeat for India in 28 years at the Asian Games.They will lock horns with Thailand in their final Group A game tomorrow.The team had dished out a clinical performance yesterday beating Bangladesh 50-21 and Sri Lanka 44-28.In the women’s event, India continued their unbeaten streak cruising past Thailand 33-23 in their second group game.The two-times champions dominated the contest from start to end, recording a comfortable win.The team will take on Sri Lanka tomorrow followed by Indonesia.They had made an impressive start to their campaign crushing Japan 43-12 in the opening game yesterday.They will look to complete a hat-trick of titles in the multi-sport quadrennial extravaganza. PTI APA ATKATKlast_img read more

A series of what could have been: Opinions float after India lose 4-1 to England

first_imgEngland cricket team gave Alastair Cook a perfect farewell as they beat India 4-1 in the five-match Test series in England by winning the fifth and final Test by 118 runs at the Oval on Tuesday.England overcame a spirited fightback from India on the final day after KL Rahul and Pant denied the hosts for nearly two sessions. The resistance finally broke in the final session as England bowled out India for 345 while defending a mammoth 464 runs.Rahul played a magnificent knock of 149 and added 204 runs for the sixth wicket with Pant, who slammed 114. But they fell within a few overs of each other with Adil Rashid sending back both batsmen to trigger the final collapse for India.Ravindra Jadeja tried his best to bat out the remaining overs but could only manage to play out 46 balls for 13 runs as Sam Curran and James Anderson removed the tail-enders to trigger emotional celebrations in Alastair Cook’s final Test match.Also read – Virat Kohli rues missed opportunities after 4-1 series defeat to EnglandEveryone echoed the sentiments that this was a brilliantly fought series, a great advertisement for Test cricket in an age when One-Day International and Twenty20 cricket has taken centre stage.Twitter was abuzz with congratulations on a close and exciting series with England taking away the honours at home.Also read – Oval Test: England overcome Rahul, Pant tons to beat India and clinch series 4-1GREAT Test series … Both teams playing a staring role … Well done India who have a high class team to compete in all conditions … but England at home prove once again they have a very very strong team for these conditions … #ENGvINDadvertisementMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 11, 2018Got to say I’m not a big Test Cricket fan,but I really enjoyed the whole SeriesBoth teams went out every test and played aggressive CricketCook had a fitting finale and my fav England Player Jimmy Anderson went to 564 wickets Both Legends #ENGvINDMick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) September 11, 2018A test to remember…Cook’s stellar farewell ?? @jimmy9 #564 Test wickets @RishabPant777 maiden test ??@klrahul11 showing his class@root66 return to form ??@MdShami11 Unluckiest bowler alive.Test cricket alive and kicking! #EngvIndTom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) September 11, 2018@BCCI your boys have done you proud and are magnificent ambassadors for your wonderful country. As a 59 year old England fan I now have a new Cricketing hero in Virat Kohli … Indian cricket is in safe hands. Well played and safe journey home. See you soon #ENGvINDRobbie Wright (@robbiewright7) September 11, 2018It’s better to look at the positives than wasting time on the negatives. From the perspective of Test cricket, this has been a very good advertisement of this format. Both teams have problem with their batting and requires introduction of ideal candidates. #EngvIndFaisal Caesar (@faisalyorker2) September 11, 2018What a great Test Series this has been.The scorecard won’t show much, but this has been a pure competitive one. Match by match , day by day , session by session.Test Cricket is Thriving.#ENGvINDParth Gohil (@parthgohil09) September 11, 2018Even as India fought hard throughout the series except for the Lord’s Test, they will rue the chances they missed. Twitter echoed with the sentiment that this will be taken as a series that ‘could have been’.Couldn’t have been….should’ve been. Second consecutive overseas tour ends with the same feeling. Indian fast bowlers are world class. Kohli is the best batsman in the world. Some work left in other areas to become the best Test side in the world. #EngvIndAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 11, 2018@sanjaymanjrekar It is unfair to say that this is England’s weakest team to have won a series 4-1. When a team takes its opportunities and captures the right moments, it is an intelligent team.Indians could have done much better but can’t take any credit away from them #ENGvINDVINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) September 11, 2018Dhawan smiling as he walks to collect the loser’s medal. That is all. #ENGvINDSoham (@BTecSoham) September 11, 2018You have to be disciplined if you want to compete in England. Pakistan 2-2 and 1-1 were result of disciplined cricket which India lacks. #EngvInd . Mickey arthur needs ?????? izat kai sath wapis lata hai haha..saritob saray (@saritobsaray) September 11, 2018And the most anticipated series comes to an end. A series of what could have been! A few positives but improvements needed especially in the Batting department! #ENGvINDBhavik Bhoir (@bhavik_08) September 11, 2018Aprat from poor tactics on field. Our team management was ridiculous in this series. Almost 40 tests for Virat as captain, you can’t keep saying give time he is learning. A lot of questions infront of this team. Hoping for a better Downunder atleast. #ENGvINDadvertisementRaj (@bharathtweets) September 11, 2018People also applauded Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul for their innings in the final match even as Aakash Chopra put some focus on perhaps the ball of the century Adil Rashid bowled to get the wicket of Rahul.Kudos to KL and Pant for taking us this close ?? Defeat was inevitable though but the fight and determination these two showed was enough to make us proud?Stay strong @imVkohli?? Take some harsh calls now! No point in persisting with the one’s failing continuously!#ENGvINDUmang Thakur (@umangthakur__) September 11, 2018Pitch, tired bowlers, context… don’t use any reason to take credit away from Pant or Rahul.. Yes, it’s come in the last innings of the series, but this partnership describes the ‘never give-up’ mindset of those who’ll take this Ind team forward.. Well played young men #EngvIndJatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) September 11, 2018Nobody interested in Rashid bowled the ‘Ball of The 21st Century’ narrative? That spun miles…. #EngvInd #RahulAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 11, 2018If anyone ever wanted to hear how a brilliant leader speaks then just listen to the interview Virat Kohli just gave. #ENGvINDIan Findlay (@IanFindlayTV) September 11, 2018India will have to answer some tough questions and take some harsh but extremely important calls when they come back home after losing two of the three important overseas tours that would have defined this team.last_img read more

India vs Australia: MS Dhoni guiding light for India, says Rohit Sharma

first_imgRohit Sharma said MS Dhoni’s presence in the Indian dressing room is very important as India geared up to take on Australia in a three-match ODI series starting at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 12. India enjoyed a great run in limited-overs cricket in 2018 but MS Dhoni’s form was a major concern.India won a historic bilateral series in South Africa, won the Asia Cup and a series against the West Indies at home but MS Dhoni managed only 275 runs from 20 ODIs. More significantly, Dhoni did not score a single half-century – not great returns for one of the greatest finishers in the shorter formats of the game.However, Dhoni will get the opportunity to get back into form as India head into the first of 13 ODIs they will play before the World Cup in England later in the year. Rohit said India were lucky to have Dhoni around the group.Over the years, we have seen what sort of presence MS Dhoni has in the dressing room and on the field. With him around, there’s a sense of calmness in the group which is very important and also a bit of help to the captain because he stands behind the stumps and he has captained India for so many years.. he has been a successful captain for India.”So him being around for India is always helpful. He is a like a guiding light around the group, I would say. Also with the bat.. down the order, getting through that finishing line is very, very important,” Rohit told the media on Thursday.advertisementThe influence that is @msdhoni in vice-captain @ImRo45’s words #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/uRHnelREeR BCCI (@BCCI) January 10, 2019Rohit said India have found a settled squad for the World Cup with the likes of Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik seizing their opportunities.Rishabh Pant, who scored 350 runs in India’s Test series victory over Australia, has been left out of the limited-overs matches in Australia and New Zealand but chief selector MSK Prasad and Ravi Shastri have made it abundantly clear that Pant will be a part of India’s World Cup squad.Rohit said there could be one or two changes to the squad for the World Cup but insisted India have their core in place ahead of the showpiece event.”These 13 ODIs that we are going to play before the World Cup.. you will see more or less the same squad for the World Cup.. There will be one or two changes keeping in mind form or injury concerns over the next few months.”We played a lot of cricket throughout the year so injuries are bound to happen and there will be some concerns over form and fitness but I don’t see any drastic changes in this squad.”Honestly, looking at the slots.. the slots are pretty much taken by the individuals. Having said that, I still feel everything will depend on the form of each player. Nobody is guaranteed to be on that flight to England as yet. You got to be in prime form to be able to take part in the World Cup,” he said.Over the last three years, India have been heavily dependent on the top-three to score the bulk of the runs. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the top two run scorers in ODIs in 2018, scored 2232 runs between them. Shikhar Dhawan scored 897 runs from 19 ODIs. Overall, India’s top three scored 14 hundreds among them.Rohit said it was time for the entire batting group to stand up and deliver.”It’s important (to score runs) not just for the top three but for all the batsmen who will be playing in the World Cup because I always believe that it is not about one or two individuals but about all 11 of us going and contribute there.. Individuals will win you or one two games but if you want to win the championship, all the batsmen need to put their hands up and take up the challenge.”Our middle order believes in taking the challenge.. it’s about the whole batting group. Come whatever situation, we need to put our hands up and need to get through the finishing line. Rayudu, Karthik.. MS is a key factor going forward. Kedar brings a lot to the table. Hardik and Jadeja will also play important roles in the finishing stages,” he said.Also Read | Mitchell Marsh ruled out of 1st ODI, Ashton Turner comes in as coverAlso Read | Sydney weather forces Team India to practice indoors ahead of 1st ODIAlso Read | Imran Khan holds Virat Kohli in high regard for his approach to the game: Ramiz Rajaadvertisementlast_img read more

Everton boss Silva says does not fear for his job

first_imgMarco Silva says he feels ‘secure’ in his position at Everton despite growing pressure amid a poor run of form.Everton were booed off following a 3-1 loss at home to Wolves on Saturday, meaning they have won just three of their last 12 Premier League matches.Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri this week publicly gave Silva his backing and the Portuguese suggested the club is in a familiar situation with the manager under pressure. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “Feeling secure is something I have felt since the first day I arrived here,” said Silva.”It’s normal [meeting Moshiri face to face]. When we have the possibility to meet, we do; when not, we speak on the phone.”When you are winning games in a row, normally what the people say about you is good. And when you are not doing what you would expect, it’s normal, this type of situation.”But for Everton, it is not new, this type of situation. For the last three seasons here at Everton, almost every month, it’s something which is not new.”Moshiri expressed his faith in Silva to develop Everton’s young players as part of a “long-term” project.The manager has handed increased roles to Jonjoe Kenny, Tom Davies, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman this season, while 21-year-old Richarlison has started 23 matches since arriving from Watford in a deal worth up to £50million.”You cannot achieve your goal just with young players. We have to see them growing in a stable, mature squad. I believe in our squad, I believe in what we are doing and I believe in our young players also,” said Silva.”We took one decision at the start of the season and in the January market also. We didn’t go in the market because we took a decision and now is not the moment to go in a different way.”Everyone thinks about Everton spending a lot of money but if you look at last season you can see how different it is to this season. The club spent more than double last season [compared to this season] and in the January market signed two new players. This season we did it differently.”We took a decision as a football club and the manager is always involved. We took it together and we are together in this project. Football will always be about the results because if you are winning and taking good results you are not asking me about the young players.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Where ESPN’s College GameDay Is Probably Going Week 1

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is roughly seven months away, but it’s never too early to start talking about the upcoming year. The talk has been heating up lately, too.Several preseason top 25 polls have already been published and ESPN’s Football Power Index released its preseasons projections earlier in the week.ESPN’s College GameDay prediction talk has begun, too.Where will the show be heading during the 2019 college football season?The Week 1 destination seems like an easy choice.247Sports’ Brad Crawford is predicting the show will be at Oregon-Auburn, which is being played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.ESPN is going to choose one of the non-conference Power 5 season-opening matchups in this slot, but which one? This one from AT&T Stadium in Arlington should be the most competitive. Other kickoff games highlighting the docket include Miami vs. Florida in Orlando and Duke vs. Alabama in Atlanta. The stage is set for the Pac-12 by the way, which badly needs a marquee win nationally to regain some of its footing.Both Oregon and Auburn are likely preseason top 25 teams. This should be a fun matchup.You can view the full projections here.last_img read more

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Baba Ramdev’s marriage advice to Aditya Narayan will leave you amused

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 17, 2019UPDATED: January 17, 2019 18:35 IST Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Baba Ramdev with Aditya Narayan on the sets of the singing reality showRamdev recently shot for an episode of Zee TV’s singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He engaged in some fun games and activities while on the set, read a statement.He was asked to give some marriage advice to the show’s host Aditya.”All the famous people in this world are unmarried. I have become a big yoga celebrity and I am unmarried too! Hence, I would say that Aditya should never get married,” the yoga guru quipped.Baba Ramdev also doled out some weight loss tips for singer Sonu Gill. She decided to come up on stage and asked Baba Ramdev for some weight loss tips for Sonu. Being the sport that he is, Baba Ramdev immediately went up on stage and demonstrated the Kapalbhati asana and also advised him to drink a lot of warm water. A still from Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.Further, he also advised show’s contestant Ishita Vishwakarma to drink Giloy ka Kaadha for her cold and cough. The contestants made the evening truly a fun-filled one with their beautiful and power-packed performances. Tanmay Chaturvedi’s performance to the song Show Me Your Jalwa left mentor Richa Sharma mesmerised. Ishita’s melodious performance to the popular track Jag Ghomeya urged mentor Shekhar Ravjiani to go on stage and perform with her. Moreover, Baba Ramdev sang Yeh desh Mere Kann Mein Hai along with the contestants.Also read | Ravi Dubey replaces Aditya Narayan as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ hostAlso read | Who is Indian Idol 10 winner Salman Ali? Unseen videos, lesser-known facts about the Haryana ladadvertisementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Baba RamdevFollow Aditya NarayanFollow Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Baba Ramdev’s marriage advice to Aditya Narayan will leave you amusedYoga guru Baba Ramdev has suggested singer-host Aditya Narayan to “never get married”.advertisementlast_img read more

India vs West Indies: 12 batsmen bat in the same innings of a Test- that’s a first

first_img Saurabh Kumar KingstonSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 08:31 IST West Indies batsman Darren Bravo was replaced by concussion substitute Jermaine Blackwood in the Jamaica Test ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDarren Bravo retired hurt on Monday after taking a hit on his head on SundayJermaine Blackwood came in as a concussion substitute and made 38West Indies lost the 2nd Test to India by 257 runs in JamaicaWest Indies named Jermaine Blackwood as a concussion substitute for Darren Bravo after the latter retired hurt with a blow to the head during the second innings of 2nd Test match against India on Monday.Bravo was hit by a short delivery from Jasprit Bumrah in the final over Sunday but batted on and saw out the last two balls. He returned for the start of day four, but lasted only three overs before deciding to retire hurt on 23 and he left the field to be examined by a doctor.Jermaine Blackwood only 2nd concussion substitute in TestsJermaine Blackwood, who became only the second concussion substitute in this World Test Championship after Marnus Labuschagne, played a defiant knock of 38 runs before getting dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah. In the process, Blackwood stitched a gritty partnership of 61 runs with Sharmarh Brooks (50) to delay India’s win in the pre-lunch session.India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 4: Report | HighlightsWest Indies hence fielded 12 batsmen in their second innings against India, a first in international cricket. There have been several instances of 12-a-side games in the first-class cricket history but this was the first time when 12 batsmen came out to bat in the same innings.India beat West Indies by 257 runs to win the second Test and thereby clinch the series 2-0 in Jamaica. Needing 468 to win, West Indies were bowled out for 210 in 59.5 overs with Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami taking three wickets each.Chasing a near-impossible target of 468, West Indies batting once again failed to show stomach for a good fight as they caved in for 210 in 59.5 overs, well inside the fourth day.advertisementThere were a few gains from the series and the biggest being Hanuma Vihari’s performance as a potent middle-order option with a century and two half-centuries.Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s welcome return to form, Jasprit Bumrah’s phenomenal show, Jadeja proving his utility as an all-rounder and skipper Kohli lending solidity were the highlights.Cricket rules for the World Test Championship were tweaked recently to allow players who suffer concussions during a match to be replaced in their team’s XI.Also Read | Ashes 2019: Usman Khawaja dropped, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc back for 4th TestAlso Read | Virat Kohli on breaking MS Dhoni’s captaincy record: It’s a by-product of a quality teamAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow darren bravoFollow Jermaine BlackwoodFollow concussion substitutesFollow West Indies Cricket TeamFollow JamaicaFollow India tour of West Indies 2019 Next India vs West Indies: 12 batsmen bat in the same innings of a Test – that’s a firstIndia tour of West Indies 2019: With concussion rules coming into place, West Indies had to replace Darren Bravo who was hit by a Jasprit Bumrah bouncer on Sunday with Jermaine Blackwood on Mondayadvertisementlast_img read more

Chandrayaan2 to take a billion dreams to Moon

first_imgSriharikota (AP): India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 seeking to explore the unchartered Lunar south pole by landing a rover will be launched onboard its most powerful rocket GSLV-Mk0III-M1 from here Monday, a week after the lift-off was aborted due to a technical snag.The Rs 978 crore mission, which has been rescheduled for Monday after scientists corrected the glitch in the rocket, will be launched at 2.43 p.m from the second launchpad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre here, over 100 km from Chennai. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists, who aborted the previous launch with 56 minutes left for the countdown to end on July 15, have taken quick remedial action based on an analysis carried out by a team set up to look into the snag and announced the rescheduled launch three days ago. A 20-hour countdown for the launch began at 6.43 pm Sunday, ISRO announced. Chandrayaan-2 comes 11 years after ISRO’s successful first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 which scripted history by making more than 3,400 orbits around the Moon and was operational for 312 days till August 29, 2009. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Chandrayaan 2 is ready to take a billion dreams to the Moon now stronger than ever before! Join us for the launch on Monday 22 July, 2019 at 2:43 PM IST,” ISRO had tweeted on July 18 while announcing the rescheduled launch. On the eve of launch, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said all preparations were on and the glitch had been rectified. “Whatever technical snag we observed on July 15 has been rectified. The vehicle is in good health… The (pre-launch) rehearsal has been successfully completed,” he told reporters at the Chennai airport on brief a stopover enroute here. The 43.43m tall three-stage rocket dubbed ‘Baahubali’ for its ability to carry heavy payloads would blast-off carrying Chandrayaan-2 and inject the spacecraft into Earth orbit about 16 minutes later. After lift-off, the 3,850 kg Chandrayaan-2, comprising an orbiter, lander and rover, will undergo 15 crucial manoeuvres before landing on the Moon, expected by the first week of September, Sivan said. Scientists would make soft landing of the lander in the South Pole region of the Moon where no country has gone so far, the ISRO chief said. Billed as the most complex and prestigious mission undertaken by the ISRO since its inception, Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to soft land a rover on the lunar surface after Russia, the United States and China. About 16.20 minutes after the lift-off, the GSLV rocket will inject Chandrayan-2 into 170 km x 39059 kms Earth orbit. From then onwards, the mission will witness a series of manoeuvres by scientists to carry out different phases of the mission over the next 48 days. Subsequent to the rescheduling of the launch, the space agency has tweaked the orbital phases, increasing Earth-bound phase to 23 days as against 17 days planned orginally. At the end of the Earth-bound phase, the orbit of the spacecraft will be finally raised to over 1.05 lakh km before nudging it into the Lunar Transfer Trajectory taking it to the proximity of Moon in the next two days. Then gradually over the next few days it will be brought to 100 X 100 km circular orbit when the lander will separate and after another few days of orbiting it will make a soft landing at a chosen place on the Lunar surface. The soft landing of the lander – Vikram carrying rover ‘Pragyan’, one of the toughest phases of the mission and described by the ISRO chief as “15 minutes of terror (filled moments), would be attempted between September 6-8. “Chandrayaan-2 is the next leap in technology as we attempt to soft land close to South Pole of Moon. The soft landing is extremely complex and we will experience approximately 15 minutes of terror,” he had said earlier. The mission, which carries a total of 13 payloads, including three from the Europe, two from the US and one Bulgaria, seeks to improve understanding of the Moon which could lead to discoveries that will benefit India and humanity as a whole. A Laser Retroreflector Array (LRA) of US space agency NASA is among the payloads and is aimed at understanding dynamics of Earth’s Moon system and deriving clues on Lunar interior. Sivan Sunday said Chandrayaan-1 revealed the presence of water molecules and similarly there were possibilities of the latest mission returning successful scientific experiments. “It is because of these reasons that Chandrayaan-2 has attracted attention not only from the Indian scientists but also from global scientists,” he said. ISRO encountered the snag on July 15 when the liquid propellant was being loaded into the rocket’s indigenous cryogenic upper stage engine. Veteran scientists heaped praise on ISRO for calling off the launch rather hurrying into a major disaster. President Ram Nath Kovind was present here on July 15 to witness the launch. The launch of Chandrayaan-2 had missed its date earlier too when it was fixed for the first week of January. But it was shifted to July 15. According to ISRO, the lunar South Pole is an interesting surface area which remains in shadow than North pole. There is a possibility of the presence of water in permanently shadowed areas around it, the agency said, adding craters in the South Pole region have cold traps and contain fossil record of the early solar system. The lander ‘Vikram’, named after father of Indian space research programme Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, carrying the rover ‘Pragyan’, will be landed in a high plain between two craters at a latitude of about 70 degrees South of the moon. Then the 27-kg ‘Pragyan’ meaning ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit and a six-wheeled robotic vehicle, will set out on its job of collecting information on lunar surface. A safe site free of hazards for landing would be decided based on pictures sent back by the camera onboard the lander and after touchdown the rover will carry out experiments for 14 Earth days, equals one Lunar Day. The launch would be witnessed by nearly 5,000 people who will be accommodated at a viewing gallery, located a few kms from the launch pad, thrown open to the public by the ISRO in May last.last_img read more

Prime Minister sides with approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline in interprovincial dispute

first_imgIt didn’t take long for the Alberta/British Columbia dispute to find its way to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Winnipeg town hall Wednesday evening.The prime minister was asked a question by a member of the Manitoba First Nations.Clayton Thomas-Muller began his question by telling him he supported the announcement of the British Columbia to place a new moratorium on “tar sands” shipments to the coast.“I support it because I believe in climate action, clean water and in respecting Indigenous rights,” he said.“You said yourself, only communities grant permission for massive pipelines, now it’s time for you to live up to your word. We already know that First Nation municipalities and people all across B.C. do not consent to Kinder Morgan. Now the B.C. government has made its position clear as well by blocking new tar sands shipments. Will you support the actions of First Nations, the B.C. government, and their citizens or will you stand behind big oil and tear our country apart by going against the B.C. government on the Kinder Morgan pipeline?”Trudeau rejected the premise of the ultimatum in his question and began by telling the room, provinces often have disagreements with one another on policy and programs.“My job at the federal level is to always stand up for the interests of all Canadians, that’s why we put in place a process understanding that you can’t make a choice between what’s good for the environment and what’s good for the economy, you have to make sure you’re taking care of both of them fully at the same time,” he replied.According to the prime minister, that’s why they went through the consultation process and added there have been voices both against and in favour of the pipeline in British Columbia.“We made a determination on Kinder Morgan as being in the national interest, now let me tell you something, I grew up spending my summers in B.C., my mom’s family is from B.C., I grew up on that coast. If I thought there was a danger to beautiful British Columbia’s coast we would not have approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline.”Trudeau says they moved forward on that pipeline while making historic investments into ocean protection. They also moved forward on the national carbon pricing plan that almost every province in the country has agreed to put on a national price on carbon.“Reducing our emission is essential,” he said. “Now there are folks out there who still think it’s a choice, protect the environment or grow the economy but what Canadians now, what I know and even what you know sir I’m sure is we need to both create a better future for Canadians and protect our environment at the same time.”The website reverential ecology refers to Thomas-Muller as an activist for Indigenous self-determination and environmental justice.last_img read more

Alaska fashion show changes theme after airline objects

first_imgJUNEAU, Alaska — The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has changed the theme of its annual fashion show following a complaint by Alaska Airlines.The Juneau Empire reports the Wearable Art show scheduled for mid-February in Alaska’s capital changed its theme of turbulence to tailwind.The Seattle-based airline, a sponsor of the event, suggested the change, citing the word’s negative connection to air travel.Council executive director Nancy DeCherney says board members and the airline felt the theme change was a positive decision.DeCherney says the art pieces for the show are not required to match the theme, noting there will probably be items still referencing turbulence.___Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

Police Arrest Second Man in Manchester Suicide Bombing

Rabat – Manchester City police are announcing they have arrested a second man in the Manchester Arena bombing that has killed 22 people and injured 59.Theresa May described the attack as “appalling, sickening.” In a statement to the media May spoke of the struggle “to understand the warped and twisted mind” that could imagine such a heinous crime, let alone execute it.Police have confirmed that mind belonged to a single, lone male 23-year-old suicide bomber. They believe they know his identity but have not yet confirmed it. They have, however, been able to confirm they have arrested a second man in connection with the attack and are questioning him now. The bombing occurred Monday night, just as singer Ariana Grande finished her concert. Witnesses described hearing a “loud, loud bang” before chaos ensued. Grande escaped injury but issued a statement saying, “Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry. I don’t have words.” The 23-year-old singer has suspended the remainder of her tour until further notice.Her manager, Scooter Braun, posted a statement which read “words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack. We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act.”Braun praised the “selfless service” of Manchester first responders who “rushed towards danger to help save lives.”BBC News is identifying the bombing’s first victim as 18-year-old, Georgina Callander. She was a student of health and social care at Runshaw College in Lancashire.In a separate incident in the city, the Arndale Shopping Centre was evacuated Tuesday morning following reports of a large bang and a suspicious package in the mall’s food court.For a time, there was an eerie repeat of Monday night’s desperate flight from the bombed Manchester Arena as people poured out of the mall and into the city streets in panic. Police have arrested a man in connection with this incident but are not releasing any details. No one was harmed and the mall has been reopened. read more

Ivorians reach turning point in peace process but challenges persist – Ban

16 May 2007The peace process in Côte d’Ivoire has reached “a unique turning point” after the signing of an agreement between the country’s rival political leaders two months ago, but many of the fundamental issues that led to its prolonged crisis remain unresolved, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns today. In his latest report to the Security Council on the work of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Mr. Ban says the Ouagadougou agreement reached on 4 March marks the first time “the Ivorian parties have undertaken a dialogue at their own initiative, with a facilitator of their own choice” and then drawn up the framework for resolving the key issues in dispute.But “the ultimate test for the Ouagadougou agreement” will be its ability to resolve those issues, he writes, citing the reunification of the country, the identification of the population, the disarmament of combatants, and the re-establishment of State authority throughout Côte d’Ivoire.Failure to effectively deal with these problems could lead to a breakdown of the peace process, with “dire consequences” for the rest of West Africa as well as Côte d’Ivoire itself.Mr. Ban cautions that the combined political will of the major parties will not be sufficient to sustain the peace process, and he urges the UN and other international partners to play an active rather than passive role in re-developing the capacity of the country’s main national institutions.The dismantling of militias, the cantonment of former fighting forces, the redeployment of State authority and mobile court hearings, all scheduled to begin last month, have had to be delayed, and the Secretary-General says this underlines the fragility of Ivorian institutions.But he welcomes the willingness of all sides to seek a way out of their crisis, which has kept Côte d’Ivoire divided between the Government-controlled south and the rebel Forces Nouvelles-held north since 2002.The Ouagadougou agreement, struck in the capital of neighbouring Burkina Faso with the help of that country’s President and Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Blaise Compaoré, sets out a series of measures to deal with the political divide.It calls, among other steps, for: creating a new transitional government; organizing free and fair presidential elections; merging the Forces Nouvelles and the national defence and security forces through the establishment of an integrated command centre; dismantling the militias, disarming ex-combatants and enrolling them in civil services programmes; and replacing the so-called zone of confidence separating north and south with a green line to be monitored by UNOCI.Since the agreement was signed, President Laurent Gbagbo and Guillaume Soro of the Forces Nouvelles reached a separate pact designating Mr. Soro as the new Prime Minister, stipulating he will remain in office until presidential elections are held, and then barring him from running in that election.An integrated command centre has also been inaugurated and Mr. Gbagbo has issued an amnesty for national security-related crimes – excluding war crimes, crimes against humanity and economic crimes – committed between 17 September 2000 and the signing of the Ouagadougou agreement.Mr. Ban’s report recommends, based on the advice of a recent technical assessment mission and the views of Ivorian authorities, that UNOCI should not begin to draw down its troop numbers yet, at least until after the zone of confidence has been replaced successfully with a green line. The green line is to be marked by 17 UNOCI observation posts that will be dismantled progressively. read more

TSX suffers another tripledigit slide as World Bank cuts global growth outlook

TORONTO — The resource-heavy Toronto stock market closed lower Wednesday amid reduced expectations for global growth and a surprisingly weak U.S. retail sales report. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 102.73 points to 14,084.43.But the damage wasn’t primarily due to falling energy stocks, as has been the case recently. Instead, mining stocks sold off for a second day as copper prices plumbed lows not seen since the worst days of the 2008-2009 financial crisis.The TSX base metals sector was down almost nine per cent on top of a similar-sized drop Tuesday as copper prices fell 14 cents to a six-year low of US$2.51 a pound.Copper has been steadily weakening over the last year, losing about 25% over the past year. But the decline in just the past two weeks has been fierce, down 12% this month alone.“The drop is quite troubling,” said Himalaya Jain, director, portfolio manager at ScotiaMcLeod.The fall in prices triggered a massive sell-off in the base metals sector with some premier metal stocks falling heavily as investors consider how falling metal prices will impact earnings.For example, First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) was down $1.77 or 13.15% to $11.70 after plunging 15% on Tuesday, while Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B), Canada’s biggest miner, dropped 95 cents or 6.5% to $13.71 following a six per cent slide the previous session.Copper prices got a major shove Wednesday after the World Bank said it now expects the global economy to expand three per cent in 2015, down from its earlier forecast of 3.%. A strengthening U.S. economy and the fall in oil prices won’t be enough to offset troubles in the eurozone and emerging markets, the bank said.But analysts are surprised by the speed of the decline and point out there is no big economic reason to explain the huge drop.“What’s interesting is, just like oil, the fundamentals for copper, things like supply/demand, that story hasn’t really changed substantially,” Jain said.“And similar to what is going on in oil, is you have a lot of short-term investors, including hedge funds, which are really driving the bus here. The spot market tends to be driven by a small number of investors and they have been making a lot of money going short on these commodities and that has emboldened them to look at other commodities as well.”Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar was ahead 0.07 of a cent at 83.72 cents US.‘Banks are under assault,’ says JPMorgan CEO after legal costs shave 6.6% off bank’s profitGlobal markets dive after World Bank cuts growth forecastsAn earnings disappointment from banking giant JPMorgan Chase also helped send New York indexes well into negative territory.The Dow Jones industrials dropped 186.59 points to 17,427.09, the Nasdaq fell 22.18 points to 4,639.32 and the S&P 500 index was down 11.76 points at 2,011.27 as U.S. retail sales fell 0.9% in December, the largest decline since January.Losses would have been higher on the TSX had it not been for a positive day for a change for both oil prices and energy stocks.The energy sector gained 2.3% as crude jumped $2.59 to US$48.48 a barrel. Oil prices improved mid-afternoon after the Federal Reserve said in its latest regional economic survey that the U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace in December and early January, helped by gains in sales of autos and other consumer products, increased factory production and a pickup in tourism in various parts of the country.Crude prices have collapsed since June 2014, down almost 60% amid a glut of supply. Negative days for oil and energy companies have been the norm lately as the price slide accelerated from the end of November when OPEC said it wouldn’t cut production to support prices.Suncor (TSX:SU) is the latest energy giant to announce big spending cuts in response to falling oil. It expects its 2015 capital budget to be between $6.2 billion and $6.8 billion, down $1 billion from its spending estimate issued in mid-November. Suncor is also cutting 1,000 jobs and its shares edged up six cents to $34.87.Financials were also a major drag, down 1.8% as Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY) chief executive Dave McKay said the lender will begin testing its $9.6-billion portfolio of energy-related loans to see how it will perform if oil prices remain around US$45 a barrel for a prolonged period. RBC shares were down $1.02 to $75.68.The gold sector faded about 1.26% although February bullion added 10 cents to US$1,234.50 an ounce.BlackBerry was a major advancer, up $3.42 or 29.5% to $15.02 as Reuters reported that smartphone company Samsung has recently made overtures to buy the company for as much as $7.5 billion. read more

148 million needed to run Afghan parliamentary elections UN tells donors

The United States has already announced it will contribute $12 million to help organize the polls for the National Assembly and the provincial Councils, Ariane Quentier, a spokesperson for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), told reporters today.She said the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB), the commission charged with preparing and conducting the elections, estimates nearly 8,000 staff will be needed in the lead-up to the polls, with a further 180,000 people required to work on or around the day of voting.The JEMB is forecasting there will be as many as 10,000 candidates for the National Assembly – comprised of the lower house, or house of the people (Wolesi Jirga), and the upper house, or house of elders (Meshrano Jirga) – and the provincial councils. Up to 40 million ballots are expected to be distributed.Yesterday’s donor conference follows an earlier meeting between the JEMB and political party leaders about determining the most appropriate date this year to hold the elections.The JEMB is comprised of four international election experts and the nine-member Afghan Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). After the elections are held, the IEC will assume full responsibility for the running of the country’s future elections. read more

Caterpillar says strong demand for mining equipment boosts 1Q profit 29 pct

Caterpillar says strong demand for mining equipment boosts 1Q profit 29 pct, 2012 outlook up by News Staff Posted Apr 25, 2012 7:14 pm MDT Caterpillar’s first-quarter profit jumped 29 per cent and it boosted its outlook for the year as U.S. builders replaced old gear and global demand for mining equipment boomed.But many investors seemed to be expecting more from the world’s largest maker of construction and mining equipment because Caterpillar’s stock fell 5 per cent.The company generated $1.59 billion net income, or $2.37 per share, during the quarter. That’s up from last year’s $1.23 billion net income, or $1.84 per share.The Peoria, Ill., firm said Wednesday its revenue grew 23 per cent to $15.98 billion from last year’s $12.95 billion.Caterpillar said it now expects to generate earnings per share of $9.50 in 2012. That’s up from a previous prediction of $9.25, but Caterpillar didn’t increase its revenue forecast, and that may have pressured the company’s stock before the market opened Wednesday.While the company beat most expectations easily, revenue came in a little short.On average, the analysts surveyed by FactSet expected quarterly earnings per share of $2.13 on revenue of $16.18 billion.And some unsettling data on durable goods sales may have put a damper on Caterpillar shares as well.Shares of Caterpillar Inc. declined $4.96, or 5 per cent, to close at $103.44 Wednesday.Edward Jones analyst Jeff Windau said Caterpillar’s strong quarterly results and improved outlook just weren’t as high as many projected.“Expectations are pretty high for Caterpillar right now,” Windau said.The Commerce Department reported that orders for long-lasting factory goods fell by the largest amount in three years last month.While that was mostly because demand for commercial aircraft fell, companies ordered less machinery, and that could be a sign that manufacturing output may slow.Caterpillar said it is continuing to invest in more manufacturing capacity because it currently has a record backlog of orders, especially for its mining products.Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ analyst Michael Jaffe said the strong replacement demand for Caterpillar equipment in the United States and significant global demand for mining products are clear positives for Caterpillar even though sales have slowed in China and Brazil.Caterpillar’s results are watched closely because they are considered an indicator of industrial activity and the health of the overall economy.Chief Financial Officer Ed Rapp said investors making too much out of the decline in demand in China. He said the situation is a temporary byproduct of the Chinese government’s efforts to control inflation.“We’ve been to this movie before in China,” Rapp said in an interview with The Associated Press. Caterpillar still predicts China’s economy will grow 8.5 per cent in 20120.Caterpillar said it expects the global economy will continue to improve and average 3 per cent growth in 2012. The U.S. economy will likely see similar growth levels, but Caterpillar said much of Europe will see little or no economic growth this year.Caterpillar said last year’s acquisitions of mining equipment maker Bucyrus International and engine maker MWM Holding GmbH provided a $1.1 billion boost to sales during the quarter. That helped offset decreased demand for construction equipment in China and Brazil.“We’re seeing strong global demand for most mining products and significant growth in replacement demand for products in the United States, which more than offset slowing in China and Brazil,” Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman said.Caterpillar officials tried to allay concerns about China during a conference call with analysts. Mike DeWalt, the company’s director of investor relations, said China is important to Caterpillar’s long-term plans, but it represents only about 3 per cent of total sales now.“We continue to be a strong believer that China is a major long-term growth opportunity,” DeWalt said. “It is a very large economy with significant development and growth still ahead.”___Online:Caterpillar Inc.: www.cat.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Loonie up amid hopes for central bank action strong US factory orders

Loonie up amid hopes for central bank action, strong U.S. factory orders AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jul 3, 2012 4:25 pm MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Tuesday, supported by strong gains in commodity prices as traders looked to central banks to take action to keep the fragile global economic recovery on track.Prices for oil and metals also ran ahead following a strong report on U.S. factory orders.The loonie rose 0.55 of a cent to 98.77 cents US from the close on Friday before the Canada Day holiday.The U.S. Commerce Department said factory orders increased 0.7 per cent in May after two consecutive months of declines. Core capital goods, such as machinery and computers, rose 2.1 per cent. That’s better than the 1.6 per cent estimated in a preliminary report a week ago and is a good measure of companies’ plans to invest.However, manufacturing has slowed so far this year, hurt by declining consumer and business confidence and weaker global demand.Some analysts expect the European Central Bank to cut lending rates by 0.25 of a point later this week and the Bank of England to boost money in circulation. There are also hopes that Japan and China will announce new stimulus measures.Hopes for central bank action helped push the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up $3.91 to US$87.66 a barrel.But the rise also reflected worries about Iran after the country staged further missile tests Monday, a day after U.S. and European embargoes of Iranian oil took effect. Iran also again threatened to block a critical Persian Gulf shipping route in response to the embargo.The August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ran ahead $3.91 to US$87.66 a barrel.Copper futures jumped seven cents to US$3.54 a pound while bullion gained $24.10 to US$1,621.80 an ounce. read more

Canada posts first trade surplus in 22 months but exports still weak

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 4, 2013 6:47 am MDT Canada posts first trade surplus in 22 months, but exports still weak OTTAWA – Canada posted its first trade surplus in almost two years in October, although analysts were quick to note that the surprise reversal after a string of 22 consecutive deficits did not signal a long-awaited turnaround in the export sector.The tiny $75 million surplus from a revised $303 million deficit in September was achieved primarily because of a 1.2 per cent decline in imports, Statistics Canada said Wednesday.In fact, exports continued to struggle, dropping 0.3 per cent — 0.6 per cent in volume terms — during the month, as shipments of energy products, motor vehicles and parts, metal and non-metallic mineral products and aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts all fell.“(It is) one of these good headline, weak details reports,” said Jimmy Jean, a senior economist with Desjardins Capital Markets.“The data points to weakness in manufacturing activity during the month… (and) indications pertaining to business investment are rather weak.”The report came out on the same day that the Bank of Canada cited the weak performance of the Canadian export sector, along with low inflationary pressures, for its gloomy view that the economy won’t return to full production capacity until the latter half of 2015.However, there were some encouraging signals in the report.TD economist Leslie Preston pointed out that on a year-over-year basis, total exports are up a healthy 5.3 per cent, and exports to the U.S. are up almost 10 per cent.“While the path towards more export-oriented economic growth has been disappointing thus far, today’s data is consistent with net exports making a stronger contribution to growth from here on in,” she said.That is what the Bank of Canada is counting on. In its interest rate announcement report Wednesday, it noted that the U.S. — which takes in about 75 per cent of Canada’s exports — is showing signs of recovery.Still, analysts said the immediate outlook was not as bright. The October performance will act as a drag to Canadian economic growth in the final, fourth quarter of 2014. Still, most see the final three months of the year posting two per cent-plus growth.Overall, exports dipped to $40.5 billion in October and imports to $40.4 billion.Exports to the U.S. rose 0.2 per cent to $30.4 billion, while imports from south of the border grew one per cent to $26.5 billion.Exports to other countries slipped 1.7 per cent to $10.1 billion, while imports fell 5.1 per cent to $13.9 billion. read more

The Strategy Behind Fantasy Football

With the NFL regular season rapidly approaching, the buzz around fantasy football is everywhere. On today’s show, our team looks at the strategies behind fantasy and dissects how it both reflects and distorts the game.The English Premier League has formally kicked off with familiar faces leading the pack. Reigning back-to-back champion Manchester City leads in our model. Liverpool, which fell just 1 point short of the title last season, is again slated for second place. We’ll discuss what to expect this season and which teams might shake up the top of the table.To wrap, Neil explores the Orioles’ unexpected win this weekend over the Astros and other historic baseball upsets in our Rabbit Hole of the Week.What we’re looking at this week:We still have not recovered from Simone Biles’s record-breaking, history-making, mind-blowing performance at the USA Gymnastics National Championships.If you’re looking to spice up your fantasy football league this year, here are some creative ideas from The Ringer.Make sure to read our guide to the 2019-20 English Premier League title race.Club Soccer Predictions are up!Is this the worst throw in baseball history? More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Embed Code read more

Making underground workplace safer

first_imgA comprehensive report has been issued by the Mine Safety Technology and Training Commission, which America’s National Mining Association (NMA) established in March 2006 as an independent commission. The commission’s Chairman, Dr. R. Larry Grayson, publicly released the commission’s findings and recommendations at a mine safety meeting in Pittsburgh, held by the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate’s Coal Mining Task Force. Grayson is a former miner who most recently chaired the Department of Mining and Nuclear Engineering at University of Missouri-Rolla.The peer-reviewed report, Improving Mine Safety Technology and Training: Establishing US Global Leadership is available at www.coalminingsafety.org.In a letter to James F. Roberts, Chairman of the NMA, Grayson noted: “As the industry entered 2006, it was poised to continue a record of continuous improvement in mine safety. That record was tragically interrupted by fatalities that have rocked the industry and caused NMA and its members to recommit to returning the US coal industry to a global mine safety leadership role with a goal of achieving zero fatalities and zero serious injuries in the US underground coal mining industry. Our report outlines a way to achieve this goal. Specifically, it details a comprehensive approach to increase significantly the odds of survival for miners in emergency situations and to create a culture of prevention to address significant hazards that lead to injuries. “At the heart of our approach is a call for a new paradigm for ensuring mine safety: One that focuses on systematic and comprehensive risk management as the foundation from which all life-safety efforts emanate. Additionally, the report recommends:Better technology in communications, mine rescue training, and escape and protection of minersMore frequent and realistic training focusing on key principlesA broadened and more professional emergency response and mine rescue capabilityDevelopment of a culture that supports safe production at the business core.“In support of these overriding recommendations, which the commission members made unanimously, are 75 specific recommendations to the industry, including interim steps that can be taken until new technologies, where appropriate, are developed and approved for the underground coal mining environment. “To reach our recommendations, the commission looked at existing research and best practice training examples. We administered a Training for Preparedness opinion survey and examined the requirements of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act, signed by the president in June, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Emergency Temporary Standards, which MSHA issued in March, along with the existing regulatory framework. We also utilized information from published literature, technical reports and the expertise of individual commission members, and we utilized lessons learned by NASA and the Navy nuclear submarine fleet. “Finally, we analyzed underground coal mining emergency incidents involving fires or explosions over a 25-year period, looking at common weaknesses and persistent problems, pinpointing unaddressed gaps and synthesizing insights gained from them. All of this has led to a comprehensive look at underground coal mining safety; how it has improved, what remains to be done and how to fulfill our promise to return each miner home safely everyday. “Today’s underground coal industry is fast-changing. Miners work in an increasingly sophisticated and complex environment where the jobs of management, miners, contractors, emergency responders, mine safety inspectors and other mining professionals demand a full range of critical skills. Recent tragedies in underground coal mining present a serious challenge that demands new insights. Accordingly, the prevention of mine emergencies and accidents of all types require comprehensive approaches, based on the new insights, to reflect the reality of modern mining. “The commission has attempted to highlight some of these insights and to provide a framework for the industry as it pursues its mine safety objectives.”Roberts and NMA President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz responded saying: “NMA applauds the effort of chairman Grayson and all members of the Mine Safety Technology and Training Commission. They have provided a tremendous service to the US underground coal mining industry and to all who are committed to further strengthening coal mining safety. By calling on a broad array of safety, technology, training and mine rescue experts from academia, labour, the mining industry and government, the commission gathered the very best analysis and information on how we can achieve additional improvements in safety and mine rescue performance in an ever-changing coal mining environment.”The commission’s recommendations are both near-term and far-reaching in scope. NMA and its members already have begun preparatory work on implementing some of the commission’s recommendations, and we look forward to further work on its key findings.”While the mining industry has achieved dramatic improvements in safety performance-by cutting the rate of injuries and fatalities in US coal mines in half over the last 15 years-the tragedies in America’s coalfields this year led us to take a new look at how we approach everyone’s responsibility to operate and act safely. We challenged the commission to come back to us with a comprehensive analysis and meaningful recommendations by the end of this year. They have met that challenge, and the work is now up to us and those with whom we share responsibility for coal mining safety.” Under the Chairmanship of Dr. R. Larry Grayson, the commission members were: Mark N. Beauchamp, Mine Rescue Trainer, Twentymile Coal Co; Anthony Bumbico, Vice President of Safety, Arch Coal; Stanley I. Cohn, Executive Vice President, Concepts to Operations, Inc; Dr. Amy K. Donahue, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Connecticut; J. Brett Harvey, President and CEO, CONSOL Energy; Dr. Jeffrey L. Kohler, Associate Director for Mining and Construction, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Dr. Thomas Novak, Chairman, Department of Mining and Mineral Engineering, Virginia Tech; Cecil E. Roberts, Jr, President of the United Mine Workers of America; and H. F. (Buddy) Webb, Mine Rescue Trainer, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.last_img read more

La Poste lance un service de recyclage des mobiles usagés

first_imgLa Poste lance un service de recyclage des mobiles usagésFrance – La Poste a annoncé avoir conclu un partenariat avec l’entreprise Anovo afin de proposer un service de recyclage des téléphones portables. Les possesseurs de mobiles usagés pourront les faire valoriser contre une éventuelle compensation financière.Après avoir testé un service de collecte et de recyclage des mobiles dans le Sud-ouest de la France, La Poste a décidé de l’étendre à l’ensemble du pays.Les tarifs de rachat des téléphones sont indiqués sur le site Love2recycle.fr mais certains modèles trop anciens pourront être repris gratuitement. Les possesseurs de mobiles usagés devront les expédier par une Lettre Max envoyée gratuitement à domicile, affranchie et prépayée comme La Poste s’est engagée à le faire dans le cadre de son partenariat avec Anovo. Un éventuel chèque sera alors envoyé en compensation à l’utilisateur, en fonction de la valeur estimée de l’appareil. Les mobiles encore en état de marche seront revendus aux pays émergents tandis que les matières premières des téléphones qui ne peuvent plus être réutilisés seront valorisées.Le 12 janvier dernier, Bouygues Télécom a annoncé le lancement d’un service similaire. Les possesseurs de téléphones usagés pourront, dès le 18 janvier, envoyer leurs appareils à l’opérateur, via un bordereau ou une enveloppe pré-affranchie, afin que ces derniers soient valorisés.Le 16 janvier 2010 à 19:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more