first_imgThe No. 4-ranked McIlroy missed the cut at the U.S. Open last month and hasn’t had a victory in an injury-hit 2017 so far.Jon Rahm, playing in the same group as McIlroy, shot 67 and was a stroke behind leader Daniel Im (67) midway through Day 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe British Open starts July 20 at Royal Birkdale. LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena #KicksStalker: Throwback to Jordan’s baseball days with J9 ‘Baseball Glove’ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Rory McIlroy hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the final round of play at the Travelers Championship golf tournament Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP)PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland — Defending champion Rory McIlroy looks set to miss the cut at the Irish Open in a blow to his preparation for the British Open.McIlroy shot 1-over 73 Friday in his second round over the links at Portstewart and was 1 over for the tournament, which he is hosting to benefit his foundation. He was four shots off the predicted cut mark.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

first_imgFormer world champion professional boxer Amir Khan is hoping to bounce back from his defeat to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez with three fights in 2017.The Bolton fighter (31-4-KO19) was viciously knocked out by the Mexican in Las Vegas in May with the WBC middleweight title on the line and now seems likely to return to welterweight.”Want to be back in the ring around January. Big fights next year. Who do you think? I’ll be ready. #147lbs January, May, December. #3Fights #2017,” Amir Khan tweeted on Wednesday. (Also read: My bout with Amir Khan will be Fight of the Century: Vijender Singh to India Today)Khan, who previously held the WBA and IBF world super-lightweight titles, has been involved in a long-running war of words with IBF world welterweight Kell Brook.In addition to the possibility of finally settling his differences with Brook in the ring, Khan has been mentioned as a potential future opponent for Danny Garcia and the winner of Jessie Vargas vs Manny Pacquiao.last_img read more

first_imgThe camera game was really strong in 2019. There was Vivo who started the trend of pop-up selfie camera then there was Samsung who brought not three but four cameras on the back to smartphones. Nokia is taking a step ahead and is now all set to launch a five camera setup phone aka Nokia 9 PureView at Mobile World Congress 2019. The Nokia event is scheduled for Feb 24. Before the MWC event kicks off Samsung will take the wraps off its 2019 flagship phone the Galaxy S10 which will come with punch hole display and three cameras. Looks like Samsung is in no mood to rest any time soon. Some new reports suggest that Samsung is working on a pop-up selfie camera smartphone later this year. The pop-up selfie camera Samsung phone will be the Galaxy A90, reports suggests.Update: Some new reports suggest that the concept renders of the Samsung Galaxy A90 are fake. A Twitter user who goes by the name Max J. says, “These Galaxy A90 images by “Trening Leaks” are completely bullshit… just another page searching for attention. The entire page is completely nonsense. STOP TRYING TO FOOL PEOPLE!”Renders of the alleged Galaxy A90 have been leaked on the internet for the first ever time. It is worth noting that there is still time for the launch of the Galaxy A90 so the design renders show may not be the final one and is subjected to change. The Galaxy A90 renders have been leaked by a website named trending leaks. The renders show the alleged A90 from all angles, from both back and front side.advertisementThe renders show the phone with a middle pop-up camera. To recall, in the Vivo NEX the pop-up selfie camera was placed on the left of the phone. In contrary to that the upcoming Vivo V15 Pro is expected to come with a right positioned pop-up selfie camera. Samsung is not copying Vivo as far as the placement of the pop-up camera is concerned. The renders show the pop-up selfie camera to sit in the middle. Having said that, it will be interesting to see if the Galaxy A90 will have slimmer bezels when compared to the Galaxy S10 series or not.The renders further show the Galaxy A90 with triple rear cameras sitting inside the same module. The camera setup is followed by a single LED flash for better picture capture in low-light situations. In the middle of the back panel there’s the Samsung brand logo. Notably, there is no official information from the company on its pop-up camera phone.Past rumours have revealed that Samsung is going to use its in-display fingerprint technology on three A series phones launching this year. Looks like the Galaxy A90 is one of them. The renders don’t how the Galaxy A90 with any sort of physical fingerprint sensor. The phone seems to have no rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. This means that the Galaxy A90 will embed the fingerprint sensor under the display. Notably, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e launching on Feb 20 will also equip in-display fingerprint sensor. This is for the first time Samsung’s S series phone will come with such a fingerprint sensor.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi CEO reveals Snapdragon 855 powered Redmi phone is coming this yearALSO READ | This is Galaxy S10e, Samsung will launch it with Galaxy S10 to take on iPhone XRALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M20 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2: Brain goes against brawnlast_img read more

first_imgArizona band performs before game.TUCSON, AZ – AUGUST 30: The Arizona Wildcats marching band perform before the college football game against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Arizona Stadium on August 30, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Lumberjacks 35-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)A major college football program is hiring a former star NFL running back as an assistant coach.The Arizona Wildcats are hiring former Dallas Cowboys’ standout tailback DeMarco Murray, who retired from the NFL before the 2018 season.Murray will serve as the running backs coach.BREAKING: Former NFL and Oklahoma star DeMarco Murray is set to become the new RB coach at Arizona, the Star has learned. Story:— Michael Lev (@MichaelJLev) January 3, 2019247Sports had more details on the hire:Murray will be announced as the replacement for Clarence McKinney, who accepted the head coaching job at Texas Southern. In addition, Murray will be Kevin Sumlin’s first running backs coach that isn’t McKinney.***In terms of recruiting, one of the first places Arizona fans will look towards is Las Vegas, where Murray was one of the best prep running backs in the country.Murray attended Bishop Gorman High School where he played football, basketball, and ran track. He was an All-conference pick three consecutive years and during his time at Gorman, his team was three-time Conference Champions.Murray, 30, played in the NFL from 2011-17. He was a three-time Pro Bowler and a first-team All-Pro in 2014.last_img read more

first_img The All-New 2020 Corvette Stingray Is a Mid-Engine Supercar for the Everyman With design cues borrowed from the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept, the redesigned two-door retains the overall size and shape of its forbear while refining its physique considerably. Notable styling elements include a more rounded nose with Matrix LED headlights, slender oval taillights, and a soft-sloping lower character line that wraps from behind the front wheel arches around the rear.Beneath the long bonnet is an updated version of the current car’s 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine tuned to produce 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Like before, the massive engine can guzzle less fuel by deactivating cylinders when maximum performance isn’t required. When you do drop the hammer, however, the Continental GT will hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and continue accelerating to a top speed of 207 mph.Some of the car’s performance capacity is due to a sophisticated all-wheel drive system, launch control system, and eight-speed automatic transmission. When the road gets curvy, Bentley’s Dynamic Ride (shared with the Bentley Bentayga) adapts the suspension to handle cornering G forces.The new Continental GT also gains a host of driver aids like Active Lane Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, and Park Assist. In-car tech takes a leap with a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that hides when the car is off. Apple CarPlay is standard, but both the glorious Naim audio system with 18 speakers and 2,200 watts is optional.Bentley will showcase its updated Continental GT at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show ahead of an on sale date sometime next year. Pricing is yet to be announced. This $500,000 Armored Bentley Protects Against Hand Grenade Attacks Fourteen years – that’s how long Bentley’s current generation Continental GT has been in production. That’s longer than most dogs live, just for a bit of perspective.Yes, Bentley’s iconic two-door has been in production for quite a while, and despite a moderate redesign in 2011, it has looked much the same since inception. For most cars, this would be the kiss of death, but the Continental GT has somehow remained attractive well into its golden years.The original sports car’s prolonged appeal hasn’t stopped the UK automaker from developing a successor, however. With sleeker lines, improved technology, and more robust performance, the second generation Continental GT is striking all the right chords. Editors’ Recommendations center_img 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing last_img read more

first_img 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Yet another Valentine’s Day is upon us, and you know what that means: booze and commerce! And maybe sex. And probably dinner, none of it necessarily in that order.Also, crushing loneliness for some.Now, let’s have some fun here! Let’s discover why we celebrate Valentine’s Day in the first place. Which its kind of an intriguing story, really, especially since there’s no romantic love story involved here, but rather lawbreaking, torture, and beheading. Join me (actually, “stay with me” would be more accurate) as we discuss the true history of Valentine’s Day.Who Was St. Valentine? Hey, that’s a good question. While the primary reason for St. Valentine’s martyrdom — the marrying of young Christian couples against Roman decree — serves as the foundation for the romantic overtones of the holiday, the actual association between the day and the romance did not commence until the latter half of the 14th century. That’s when one Geoffrey Chaucer (The Canterbury Tales guy) penned this line on the occasion of a celebrated royal engagement: “For this was on seynt Volantynys day; Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.”For those of you not up-to-speed on your Middle English, that “translates” to: “For this was on St. Valentine’s Day; When every bird cometh there to choose his mate.”The poem identified the period around Valentine’s Day as the period during which birds commenced their mating season. While that was likely weeks or even months off from a biologically-accurate assertion, the sentiment stuck: birds mating, people getting married … Valentine’s Day is romantic!A couple centuries later, William Shakespeare also referenced the romantic overtone’s of Valentine’s Day in his play Hamlet. The notable lines, sang by sad Ophelia, read as such:“To-morrow is Saint Valentine’s day,All in the morning betime,And I, a maid at your window,To be your Valentine.”By the mid-19th century, the association of Valentine’s Day and romance, gifts, betrothal, and all the other lovey stuff had been firmly established. The rising prevalence of cards exchanged by hand and by mail began in earnest during those years, and a few short decades later, we have the Valentine’s Day we know, but maybe not necessarily love.How Do People Celebrate Valentine’s Day Now?Among the many things it may or may not be for many people, Valentine’s Day is an undeniable economic engine, leading to an estimated $20 billion in annual expenditure, of which around $4 billion is spent on jewelry. That expense is partially explained by the fact that as many as 6 million couples may get engaged on Valentine’s Day, thus there’s a huge amount of cash spent on diamond rings. More cards are exchanged on (or near) Valentine’s Day than during any other holiday save for Christmas. Candy and flower sales also go through the roof, with nearly 60 million pounds of chocolate sold during the week of the holiday. And the purchase of canned yams nearly quadruples during Valentine’s Day, except that it doesn’t, I was just testing whether or not you were paying attention. I’m not even sure canned yams are a thing, frankly.As for a few contemporary Valentine’s Day traditions from around the world, in South Korean, women do the gift-giving on February 14 and men give gifts in return one month later on March 14. Also, apparently it’s a thing for singles to eat bean paste noodles on April 14, but who’s really enforcing that?In the Philippines, hundreds of couple come together to get married at massive services on Valentine’s Day. This practice arguably takes some of the meaning out of the whole “special day” thing, but is also surely cheaper than a standard wedding.And in Ghana, February 14 has been branded National Chocolate Day in an attempt to lure tourists to this cocoa-producing nation. Which is working out alright, largely thanks to the fact that Ghana is relatively safe and stable when compared to many other West African nations. In fact, tourism was the fourth largest sector of Ghana’s economy last year, after gold, cocoa, and oil. The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less The Best American Liqueur The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Editors’ Recommendations Well, we don’t know. Not exactly. And we’re not likely to figure out the details, either.Most likely, an individual named something approximating “Valentine” lived in Ancient Rome in the 3rd century CE. However, even as early as 496, Pope Gelasius I referred to St. Valentine as a revered man, but one “whose acts are known only to God.” Or, in other words: “Hey, we like this guy, but we’re not sure why. Oh well, venerate away, boys!” In fact, a bit more is “known” about St. Valentine, though the tale(s) about him are likely apocryphal.An early adherent to Christianity, Valentine went around marrying young Christian couples in defiance of a Roman order that limited marriage. The Romans thought young men made better soldiers when unmarried; the Christians thought marriage was a blessed sacrament. Thus, Valentine defied the ban and wed couples on the D.T.. When confronted with his transgressions against the empire and brought before Emperor Claudius II, Valentine refused to recant his beliefs and was, or so we hear, beaten, stoned, and decapitated. Christian, Pagan, or whatever you are, we can all agree that is pretty uncool. If you’re going to cut a guy’s head off, can’t you just start with that and leave the stoning and beating aside?Why February 14?Once again, it goes back the Romans.Much like the early Christian church chose December 25 for Christmas Day in an effort to co-opt an existing Roman holiday, so too did the church choose mid-February for St. Valentine’s Day to take some of the wind out the sails of a different tradition: the raucous and probably totally awesome feast known as Lupercalia. During Lupercalia, Roman men would sacrifice a goat and a dog (OK, that part isn’t awesome), and then whip women with strips of hide cut from said animals in a bid to increase their fertility (wait, that part is also less-than-cool), and then a drunken orgy would commence (ah, there are the Romans we know) which would occasionally lead to long-term coupling and always resulted in plenty of short-term sex. Christians being Christians, the church said “na-ah” to that kind of thing and placed Valentine’s Day on the calendar in lieu of the sacrifice-beating-drinking-sexy-time festival of Ancient Rome.Why is V-Day Associated with Romance and Love? The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date last_img read more

first_img The Government has, since January 1, 2019, embarked on phased implementation of the ban on plastic bags of a specified dimension and thickness, plastic drinking straws and expanded polystyrene foam products, used in the food and beverage industry.  He said monitoring will be spearheaded by the relevant regulatory entities, including the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), and Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ). Story Highlights The Government will be intensifying its plastic ban monitoring and enforcement activities in the coming weeks.This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on February 5.He said monitoring will be spearheaded by the relevant regulatory entities, including the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), and Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ).“I take this opportunity to reiterate my invitation to the public to submit any queries, suggestions or comments regarding the implementation of the ban on single use plastics to or call 876.285.8531,” Mr. Vaz further stated.The Government has, since January 1, 2019, embarked on phased implementation of the ban on plastic bags of a specified dimension and thickness, plastic drinking straws and expanded polystyrene foam products, used in the food and beverage industry.Mr. Vaz indicated that while the change to a cleaner Jamaica may be disruptive, it is a necessary part of protecting the land and marine environment.He further emphasized that while the ban will serve to mitigate some of Jamaica’s waste management challenges, “it is not a panacea”.“My colleague, the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), will continue to strengthen the country’s waste management infrastructure and regulatory framework,” Mr. Vaz added. “My colleague, the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), will continue to strengthen the country’s waste management infrastructure and regulatory framework,” Mr. Vaz added.last_img read more

first_imgFrom Primary students learning to read, to Grade 12 students preparing for good jobs and higher education, Nova Scotia’s children and youth are benefiting from a plan to help every student succeed. Since Education Minister Ramona Jennex introduced Kids and Learning First in February, the province has launched or expanded initiatives including more help for young readers, more time for math, a new resource for students with autism spectrum disorder, and a credit that encourages high school students to practise leadership in their communities. “We listened to families, teachers, school boards and community members and came up with a plan to do things differently. Now we’re putting it into action,” said Ms. Jennex. “I’m pleased with the strides we made this year, but I know there’s still more work to do.” The province is doing more to help children before they start school. The Early Years strategy will co-ordinate support for young children and their families, while all children with autism spectrum disorder who need early intervention can now receive it. In the classroom, Succeeding in Reading reached more than 3,800 students in Grades Primary and 1 in its first year. The program expanded into Grade 2 this fall. Teachers are training in a new math curriculum that will give students more time to grasp the most important concepts at the right grade level. Starting next fall, students in the Mathematics 10 course will also have twice as much time to learn math in the classroom. As part of its commitment to support effective teaching, the province hired 73 more teachers in Grades Primary to 3 to keep class sizes low. A working group is developing recommendations to help ensure teachers’ educational backgrounds are more consistently aligned with the subjects they are assigned to teach. Valerie Payn, president of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, says Kids and Learning First has a strong focus on supporting teachers and equipping students for opportunities in Nova Scotia’s growing economy. “Preparing our children to succeed throughout high school and beyond is a vital part of creating a skilled work force and competitive province,” said Ms. Payn. “Programs like co-op, skilled trades and personal development bridge the gap between learning and doing, giving students access to mentors in the business and entrepreneurial sectors.” New skilled trades centres announced for Cole Harbour and Forest Heights in Chester Basin will let students explore trades like construction and transportation. The co-op program, which gives students hands-on experience in a workplace, is now available in 85 of the province’s 87 high schools. The new Personal Development Credit allows students to earn a credit for developing skills in leadership, languages and the arts through community-based programs like Junior Achievement and Cadets. The province is providing more help for students and families who need extra support. SchoolsPlus services like mentoring and parenting workshops are now available in 95 schools, and the province committed $1.4 million for mental health clinicians to work alongside guidance counsellors in all SchoolsPlus schools. “This new system means so much to our school, and to our community,” said Dana Young, student council president at New Germany Rural High School, a SchoolsPlus hub site. “Mental health care will be so much easier for teens in our school to access.” School boards continue to implement Well-Beings, the mental health framework that includes curriculum, counselling support and training for teachers. Twenty-seven schools are using restorative approaches to deal with conflicts, and a province-wide program is being developed. The province also hired an anti-bullying co-ordinator, introduced legislative changes to address bullying and cyberbullying, and worked with students to develop a public awareness campaign. A provincial action plan will be introduced early next year.last_img read more

first_imgBEIJING — 5:00 p.m. (All times local)A Chinese government spokesman says three days of talks with U.S. envoys aimed at ending a costly tariff battle have ended, but no details were immediately released.The foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said the talks wrapped up Wednesday. Lu said an official statement would come later.Asian stock markets rose on news the talks, originally planned for two days, were extended into a third.The two governments have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each others goods in the dispute over Beijing’s technology ambitions.___12:00 p.m. U.S. and Chinese envoys extended trade talks into a third day Wednesday after President Donald Trump said negotiations aimed at ending a tariff war were “going very well!”The two governments have announced no details, but Asian stock markets rose on news of the decision to extend negotiations that originally were planned for two days.The two sides are meeting face-to-face for the first time since Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed Dec. 1 to suspend further punitive action against each other’s imports for 90 days while they negotiate over the fight sparked by American complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology.Trump said late Tuesday on Twitter that “Talks with China are going very well!”The Associated Presslast_img read more

With the pharmacist’s role evolving from that of a maker and supplier towards that of provider of services and information and ultimately of patient care, the United Nations health agency is co-sponsoring a handbook to ensure that a patient’s drug therapy is the most effective available, the safest possible and properly adhered to. “Pharmacists have an important role to play in health care, which is much more than selling medicines,” UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director of Medicines Policy and Standards Hans V. Hogerzeil said of the handbook, Developing pharmacy practice – A focus on patient care, published by his agency and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). An ever-growing and complex range of medicines and poor adherence to prescribed medicines have forced the evolution of the pharmacist’s role into a more patient-centred approach, known as pharmaceutical care, WHO notes. Adherence to long-term therapy for chronic conditions in developed countries averages 50 per cent, with even lower rates for developing countries. “By taking direct responsibility for individual patient’s medicine-related needs, pharmacists can make a unique contribution to the outcome of drug therapy and to their patients’ quality of life,” the handbook says in its introduction. “The practice of pharmaceutical care is new, in contrast to what pharmacists have been doing for years. Because pharmacists often fail to assume responsibility for this care, they may not adequately document, monitor and review the care given. Accepting such responsibility is essential to the practice of pharmaceutical care,” it adds. The number of medicines on the market has increased dramatically over the last few decades, bringing some real innovations but also considerable challenges in controlling the quality and rational use of medicines, the handbook notes. To reach as wide an audience as possible, it will be available both in electronic form and print. The aim throughout is to make it interactive and provide suitable model responses, so that it can also be used for self-assessment. It contains a wide variety of illustrative case studies in order to meet the needs of different users. read more

Irving Oil to conduct $200 million maintenance project for Saint John refinery by Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 20, 2015 7:02 am MDT Last Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Thousands of temporary jobs will be created in New Brunswick this fall during a maintenance and upgrade project at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John described as the largest in the company’s history.Company officials said Thursday the $200-million project, or turnaround as it is termed, will see half the refinery shut down for 60 days starting Sept. 16. The refinery’s output will be halved to about 150,000 barrels a day while the work is underway.The company does a turnaround at the refinery each year, but says this one — dubbed “Operation Falcon” — will be the largest in the company’s history.Gary Ritchie, president of the New Brunswick Trades Unions, calls it significant.“This is the biggest shutdown we’ve ever done here at the Irving refinery in my time,” he said.“It will employ people from one side of New Brunswick to the other.”The majority of the pipefitters, electricians, boiler makers, and other skilled workers will be hired from within New Brunswick, while about 10 per cent will come from other parts of Atlantic Canada and beyond.Mark Sherman, vice-president of Irving Oil, said while there will be a number of pieces of new equipment installed, workers will inspect, clean, and refurbish other equipment to make it safe and reliable for the next five to six years.Irving Oil president Ian Whitcolm said the project signals the company’s long-term commitment to the economic future of Saint John and the rest of the region.“Continued investments like Operation Falcon have allowed our company to thrive where other companies are struggling,” he said, noting the closure in recent years of refineries in Halifax and Montreal.The company says the project will generate $27 million in direct spinoff benefits for Saint John while the work is underway.Discussion among politicians and others at the announcement inevitably turned to the proposed Energy East pipeline, a $12-billion project to move western oil as far east as the Irving Oil refinery and a proposed export terminal nearby.Sherman said while the current turnaround is not directly related to Energy East, it does help prepare the refinery for any future upgrades.“You always want to bolt on that type of work onto a good, reliable operating entity,” he said.This is really about making sure, whether we do any future investment or not with major projects, you need to make sure that the operation today is safe and reliable.”The Irving Oil refinery opened in 1960 and is the largest in Canada. read more

first_imgBHP has entered into a share subscription agreement with SolGold Plc, which is the majority owner and operator of the Cascabel porphyry copper-gold project in Ecuador. Following completion of the private placement by SolGold, BHP’s interest in SolGold would increase from 6.01 to 11.2%. BHP has agreed to pay a 32% premium to the 20 day volume-weighted average London Stock Exchange price determined on 15 October 2018.BHP President Minerals Americas, Danny Malchuk said “Ecuador is a highly prospective region for the next generation of copper supply. This additional investment in SolGold strengthens our strategic position in the Cascabel copper exploration project, and is consistent with BHP’s strategy to replenish our copper resource base and grow the business.”Cascabel is a porphyry copper- gold deposit located in the Imbabura province of northwest Ecuador. It lies just off a main road, a three hour drive north of Ecuador’s capital city, Quito. The climate zone is tropical-savannah and vegetation is tropical forest with a well-developed soil horizon. Topography rises from elevations of 900 m to 2,200 m and the moderate to steep landscape is incised by four large drainage complexes.Northern Ecuador lies within the under-explored northern section of the richly endowed Andean Copper Belt, which extends from Chile in the south to Colombia in the north and then northwest into Panama. The tenement lies on the margin of the Eocene and Miocene metallogenic belts which are renowned for hosting some of the world’s largest porphyry copper and gold deposits, like the giant La Escondida copper mine in Chile, which is hosted within the same age host rocks as Cascabel.The project is located within the Cordillera Occidental (or Western Cordillera) of the Ecuadorian Andes. Basement rocks consist of ocean floor basalts and sediments of Cretaceous age. High-level Eocene (and possibly Late-Miocene) batholiths and associated granite, granodiorite and diorite bodies intrude volcanic and sedimentary rocks of Cretaceous to Tertiary age. The regional controls that localise gold and copper mineralisation at Cascabel are intimately related with the three-dimensional interaction of deep seated NE-trending first order (arc-parallel) structures, with NW-trending second order (arc-normal) faults, and NNW-trending thirrd order structures.Within the Cascabel concession, volcanic and sedimentary rocks are intruded by a number of Quartz diorite, diorite and hornblende diorite stocks and dykes. The SolGold field teams completed 1:500 scale, ‘Anaconda’ style geological mapping over the tenement area and all high priority porphyry target centres have been elevated to drill ready status.To date SolGold has completed geological mapping, soil sampling, rock saw channel sampling, geochemical and spectral alteration mapping over 25 km2, along with an additional 9 km2 of Induced Polarisation and 14 km2 Magnetotelluric ‘Orion’ surveys over the Alpala cluster and other targets at Aguinaga, Parambas, Tandayama-America, Moran and Chinambicito. This exploration activity has identified 15 potential porphyry centres at Cascabel, at Alpala Central, Alpala Northwest, Alpala Southeast, Hematite Hill, Alpala East, Alpala West, Alpala South, Moran, Trivinio, Carmen, Cristal, Aguinaga, Tandayama-America, and Parambas.SolGold published its maiden Mineral Reserve Estimate for Alpala in January 2018.  The MRE is reported in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (May 2014). The highlights include:Estimate across both Indicated and Inferred classifications totals a current 1,080 Mt @ 0.68% CuEq (7.4  Mt CuEq) at 0.3% CuEq cutoff, some 40% of which is in the Indicated category (by tonnage)Contained metal content totals a current 5.2 Mt Cu and 12.3 Moz Au, some 45% of which is within the Indicated category (by contained metal)Higher grade core has a current 120 Mt @ 1.8% CuEq (2.0 Mt CuEq) at a 1.1% CuEq cutoff, some 60% of which is in the Indicated category (by tonnage)A further 100 Mt @ 1.0% CuEq (1.0 Mt CuEq) is added to the high grade core if a 0.9% CuEq cutoff is used, some 50% of which is in the Indicated category (by tonnage).last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 13, 2017 – Nassau – The Ministry of Education yesterday announced that three national examinations have been rescheduled due to their clash with the May 10 date for the 2017 general elections.  The Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) subject papers for Graphical Communication and Music will now be held on June 7, and the Grade Level Assessment Test (GLAT) has been rescheduled to May 15 to May 19.A notice was sent out yesterday to principals and examination supervisors at government and private schools yesterday, and apologised for any inconvenience caused by the date change.  The Graphical Communication Paper 2 will start at 9am, and the Music paper is slated for 1pm on Wednesday, June 7.  The GLAT exam will begin on May 15, and testing will end on May 18 for Grade 3 students, and on May 19 for Grade 6 students.Yesterday, Education director Lionel Sands noted that schools across the country are making good progress on recovering time lost during school closures in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew last October.  Mr Sands said: “We’ve done quite a bit to catch up on days lost as a consequence of extra time teachers have been putting in. We’ve not fully caught up but we are catching up, so by the end of the school year we would have caught up.  He continued: “I certainly wish to express my deep gratitude to the teachers who have been so good at helping us recovering days we lost as a consequence of the storm, giving up time during lunch break, after school, some even on weekends.”Story by: Sheri-kae McLeod#MagneticMediaNews#examsrescheduled#BahamasGeneralElections Long lines for Registration, Department ready for influx Constitutional requirement on General Elections explained Bahamas House of Assembly reconvenes, Election Date to be announced Related Items:#BahamasGeneralElections, #examsrescheduled, #magneticmedianews Recommended for youlast_img read more

first_imgParis Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed he’s keen to buy players when the transfer window reopens in January.The former Borussia Dortmund boss is keen to see his midfield options strengthened after playing makeshift players in that position, as the French champions struggle with lack of options in the middle of the park.“That is very simple — I would like a second Marco or a second Marquinhos,” Tuchel said, according to ESPN.“However, first of all, we need to find this person. We want guys with good mentality, and that is hard to find.”Asked about goalkeeper Alphonse Areola’s decision to extend his contract with the French champions until 2023, Tuchel praised the France international.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Alphonse is very important for us,” he said. “He has always said: ‘This is my club — I want to stay.’ It is really important to have guys like that — it is a strong signal.”Areola, who revealed Tuchel had played a major role in convincing him to commit his long-term future to Le Parisians, said he had not discussed Adrien Rabiot’s situation with his teammate.The French midfielder has been linked with a move away from Paris with Barcelona and Liverpool rumored to be interested in his services.“I have not really spoken with Adrien about it,” he said. “It is between him and the club, so it is not my business.”last_img read more

first_img March 26, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman says the “SDSU West” initiative, sponsored by “Friends of San Diego State for Mission Valley,” may be illegal.Sherman said the initiative may have violated the education code. If so, the council’s vote to send it to voters may also have been illegal.Related Link: What’s in a name? Why SDSU West’s title may violate education codesWhy has this come up now? Sherman said it came up in a conversation with a friend who dealt with similar issues at UCSD. His job was to reign in people illegally using the UCSD name.The title of the initiative reads “SDSU West Campus Research Center, Stadium and River Park initiative.”Sherman said using the SDSU initials is a violation of the education code.” … which says nobody without permission shall use San Diego State, San Diego State University, SDSU for any political fundraising,” Sherman said.Kim Kilkenney is with the Friends of San Diego State, which sponsored the initiative. He had just come from an event where he and Sherman separately addressed the Lincoln Club.“The material that he passed out has San Diego State’s logo and San Diego State’s name on political material. Are we suggesting this is illegal? No, because it’s a silly issue,” Kilkenney said.Sherman also said the initiative sponsors are using the name to raise funds, and that may be a campaign violation. He sent a letter to the city attorney asking for a legal opinion.He said the city, those who circulated the petition, and those who donated funds may be subject to fines under government codes.Related Link: Former city attorney talks about SDSU West initiative“It says anybody who is guilty of this is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable up to a $1,000 fine, so does that mean everybody who signed is guilty of a misdemeanor anybody who has donated?” Sherman asked.“Our attorneys have looked at his letter and have concluded that it’s a non-issue. … Our attorneys are comfortable with the title and the name of our steering committee,” Kilkenney said. “It’s a distraction. He’d rather attack our campaign on silly issues than talk about the merits, and the merits are how best to use that site.”Sherman goes on to say using the SDSU initiatives is misleading to voters because it implies it’s a San Diego State initiative, not a citizens initiative.Kilkenney said this is of no concern to voters.“What they’re concerned about is how the city of San Diego disposes of one of its most valuable assets,” he said.Then why not simply remove the SDSU name from the title?“Our initiative is filed. It’s a done deal, so that’s not an option,” Kilkenney said. Is the SDSU West initiative illegal? Steve Bosh, Posted: March 26, 2018center_img Steve Bosh Updated: 7:02 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgSamsung Galaxy Home Juan Garzon/CNET When Samsung first started talking about making a Bixby-powered smart speaker last year, it said it would arrive in the second half of 2018. Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Home at its Galaxy Note 9 event in August 2018 and promised to share more details at the company’s developer conference in November. It showed off the speaker again then, but didn’t give specifics on its launch date.Then at the Galaxy S10 Unpacked event in February 2019, Samsung co-CEO DJ Koh told CNET that it would launch the speaker by April. (Samsung’s US PR department, though, would only say it would launch in the first half of 2019.)Now it’s mid-May and, and the world remains without a Bixby-powered cauldron. What gives? Share your voice Amazon Google Samsung Samsung’s first Bixby speaker, the Galaxy Home, revealed 0 2:23 Galaxy Home: Samsung’s answer to the HomePod News • Samsung Galaxy Home reportedly delayed to later this year Now playing: Watch this:center_img Samsung Galaxy Home In a statement provided to CNET on Friday, a Samsung spokesperson said it’s “planning to launch Galaxy Home in the first half of 2019,” making it clear that Samsung still intends to release the device. But the company didn’t share any specifics, and it hasn’t yet detailed the Galaxy Home’s pricing.  Bixby is Samsung’s homegrown digital voice assistant that launched with the Galaxy S8 about three years ago. It initially was geared as an interface to control the phone, but Samsung since then expanded the technology into its various appliances and televisions. A smart speaker is aimed to be the latest home for Bixby, taking advantage of the expertise of Samsung’s Harman audio expertise. For Samsung and numerous others, artificial intelligence is the next big wave of computing. Every tech heavyweight is investing in these assistants because they’re heralded as the future of how we’ll interact with our gadgets. But it’s already a crowded arena, with Google and Amazon largely dominating the smart speaker market. The Galaxy Home’s lateness could make it even tougher to compete. The delay of the Home comes as Samsung struggles to get its flashy Galaxy Fold out the door. A number of devices tested by journalists ahead of the $1,980 foldable phone’s release suffered from broken or damaged tablet displays, leading Samsung to postpone its planned April 26 launch. More smart speakers: Sonos readying Google Assistant update for next weekThis week the company emailed those who preordered the device saying that it would cancel their orders if the phone doesn’t ship by May 31 unless customers tell the company that they want to keep them. With a little over a month to go until the first half of the year ends, time is certainly ticking to see if Samsung hits this latest target. CNET’s Shara Tibken contributed to this report. Preview • A Galaxy far, far away? Samsung’s Bixby speaker is still a no-show Smart Speakers & Displays Tags 12 Photos Post a commentlast_img read more

first_imgPhoto from Alaska Public Media’s Community In Unity program entitled Fostering Our Future, which discussed the foster care system.The Office of Children’s Services isn’t alone in taking responsibility for child welfare. Volunteers also step up to oversee the foster care system, suggest policy changes, and advocate on behalf of individual kids. Join us on the next Talk of Alaska as we discuss community oversight of the child welfare system and ways you can be part of the solution.Listen NowHOST: Anne HillmanGUESTS:Thia Peters, Kenia Peninsula CASA program coordinatorAmanda Metievier, Facing Foster Care AlaskaDiwakar Vadapalli, Citizen Review PanelStatewide callers Links:Facing Foster Care in AlaskaAlaska Citizen Review PanelAlaska CASAFriends of CASAOffice of Children’s Services – Becoming a Foster ParentParticipate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

first_imgThe Fisher Price child’s toy you see above is called the Imaginext Robot Police Tank. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t have been that impressed to receive this as a gift when I was a kid. There’s just not much to it, and the bright plastic look is a bit hard on the eye.However, I am grateful Fisher Price decided to release the tank, because it has been used as a base for the best Metal Slug Super Vehicle Tank model I have ever seen. Feast your eyes on this beauty (click the image to see it full size):Anyone who has played a Metal Slug game will recognize this tank as a major component of the gameplay.This model is the work of Jin Saotome, who specializes in custom action figures and supporting models. He took the original Police Tank, ripped off the robot arms and lights, and filled it with Apoxie Sculpt. He then added a bunch of objects from other toys to get the overall look including a Hero factory chest, Sigma Duke wind-up gun barrels, and ML Heroes Reborn Iron Man pipes. Even the models of Marco and Tarma started out life as something completely different, in this case GI Joes.Saotome could easily sell this model for over $100 to a Metal Slug fan, possibly much more. So it’s interesting to note the original Police Tank can be picked up for under $10. Still, it’s the skillful modeling work you’d be paying for here.Checkout DeviantArt at the link below for more pictures and a detailed description of all the parts he used to create this awesome model.Read more at DeviantArt, via Kotakulast_img read more