CBSE sports competition to include boxing and kabaddi

first_imgThe Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) inter-school sports competition, which is one of the largest events held in the country, for the very first time included kabaddi and boxing in the sports competition, on Thursday, March 31. The two new sports have been added in lieu of Wushu and Carrom, the CBSE informed all its affiliated schools.This decision of the CBSE is also been taken to encourage more student participation in sports activities. In a statement regarding the new inclusions, the board’s secretary, Joseph Emmanuel said, “To start with, these events shall be held for boys & girls in Under 19 Age Category.”Moreover,  the central board said that they have also revised rules of the regional clusters and the age group categories.Meanwhile, for students of ages 11, 14, 17 and 19 years, the board will be organising various sports events.In the previous policy, schools had the permission to conduct sports events at national or regional level. The main objective of including CBSE sports events was to increase the brand image of the school among others.With the increasing numbers of student participation and category specific levels of competition, CBSE has made changes in its policy and all the schools have been informed of the revisions as it would decide on the region where students will participate.Read: New dress code for HPU convocation: Students to wear Himachali attire instead of black gowns Read: No detention policy to soon end for Class 5 and 8, says HRD ministryFor information on more latest news and updates, click here. advertisementlast_img read more

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Sunil Gavaskar Exclusive: ‘India should have played more warm-up games in England’

first_imgBatting great Sunil Gavaskar has criticised India’s preparations for the gruelling five-Test series in England after Virat Kohli’s team lost the first match at Edgbaston inside four days.England beat India by 31 runs in a low-scoring match to go 1-0 up in the marathon series.India had a good opportunity of taking a series lead and despite a fabulous effort by Virat Kohli, the other batsmen let their captain down when it mattered the most. Chasing a modest 194 for a victory, India folded for 162 and lost the match.Gavaskar said India’s preparations should have been more intense coming into the Test series.READ – We need to give batsmen some space, says Ashwin after Edgbaston Test defeatIndia’s only practice match was reduced from a four-day to a three-day affair. India were scheduled to take on Essex at Chelmsford from July 25 to 28 but India reduced the practice match by one day.On their tour of South Africa earlier in the year, India scrapped their warm up match because the team management thought it would be a better idea to spend more time preparing at the nets. However, India lost the first two Tests in Cape Town and Centurion before winning the third Test on a dodgy pitch in Johannesburg.READ – Edgbaston Test: Too early to judge India’s batting failure, says Shaun Pollock”Definitely not. We are talking about the Indian team being there and everybody is talking about the Indian team being there. But, they were playing with the white ball and the white ball doesn’t swing at all. It hardly swings for half-a-dozen overs or so but the red-ball keeps swinging. We saw in this Test match that even in the 40th over, 50th over, the ball was moving around in the air as well as off the surface.advertisement”So clearly you needed to have more practice. You can have as much as simulated practice with the throw downs etc but it is never the same as in a match. Because in throw downs, you can get out and still face the next ball, the bowler can bowl a no-ball but he still gets a wicket but in a match it is a completely different scenario. So, I thought that they should have played a little bit more,” Gavaskar told India Today. Sunil Gavaskar felt India should have played at least two three-day warm-up matches (Reuters Photo)READ – Nasser Hussain criticises Virat Kohli’s captaincy as India lose in EdgbastonGavaskar also said India should have played at least two three-day warm-up matches after the conclusion of the ODI series on July 17.”I can understand that you want to give them two days off and another two days off before the Test match starts. Maybe three and three — six days off. I understand that but you have eight days in-between and in those eight days, there should have been two three-day matches with a gap of couple of days between the matches,” he said.READ – India vs England: India batsmen need to watch and learn from Virat Kohli”With 11 players — a proper 11 players game. Proper first-class game. I’m not even saying that after those two matches India would have done brilliantly. They could have had a similar situation but at least you gave yourself a chance. You saw what happened in South Africa. You cancelled the two-day games and you were thrashed in the first two games.”But they deluded themselves and everybody by saying that we have been in England for a month. But, you’ve been in England, playing the white-ball. You have been playing in England where the bat speed for limited-overs cricket is completely different for bat speed for Test cricket. So that is no preparation. Luckily this time the summer has been very good. So the cold is not there. Maybe the body clock needed to be adjusted but that is fine. The preparation should have been much more intense at the start of the series…then maybe you can taper if off once you start winning and then give them days off but not before you have started the series,” Gavaskar said. Virat Kohli scored 200 runs across two innings which 45.87% of the total runs (Reuters Photo)GAVASKAR POSITIVEThe second Test will be played at Lord’s and Gavaskar said he believes Kohli’s team has it in them to make a comeback.READ – Virat Kohli missed one for a change and that changed the game: Ben Stokes”I’m very positive still because I believe in this team. Let’s forget what has happened. I believe in this team because I believe that they have the ability. They just need to believe in themselves…the doubts have been created by England after the win in the first Test. So they got to start believing that they can come back and do well.”advertisement’KOHLI EXCEPTIONAL TALENT’Kohli’s first innings 149 had kept India in the game. He then scored a composed 51 to keep India in the hunt during their chase but he failed to find any kind of support from the other end. There was absolutely no support from the top-order which included Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane.READ – Virat Kohli topples Steve Smith to clinch No.1 spot in ICC Test rankingsWhile Kohli made 200 runs in the Test, the other four in the top-five aggregated only 99. Dhawan, Rahul and Rahane were guilty of injudicious shot selection – after a solid start in their reply to England’s first innings 287, Vijay and Dhawan departed quickly. Rahul and Rahane failed to build partnerships with their captain as Kohli battled on heroically for his maiden Test hundred in England.”Virat Kohli is such an exceptional talent that he can take 15 days off and score 100 the next day. He is an exceptional talent. So if he takes time off, no quarrel with that at all but he needs to understand that he is exceptional but the others are not,” Gavaskar said.last_img read more

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Kevin Durant admits to ‘childish’ and ‘idiotic’ tweets ripping former team

first_imgGolden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant admitted on Tuesday to posting comments on Twitter that were critical of his former team and coach.The eight-time NBA All-Star sent the tweets on Sunday in response to a fan who asked for “one legitimate reason” for Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors in July 2016. Writing in the third person, Durant responded by saying “he didn’t like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan” and that “his roster wasn’t that good, it was just him and [Russell Westbrook].”Eagle-eyed users on the social networking platform quickly noticed the responses came from Durant’s verified feed and not, as likely intended, from an anonymous burner account. Reuse this content “I use Twitter to engage with fans,” Durant said on Tuesday during a panel at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco. “I think it’s a great way to engage with basketball fans. I happened to take it a little too far. That’s what happens sometimes when I get into these basketball debates about what I really love, to play basketball. “I don’t regret clapping back at anybody or talking to my fans on Twitter. I do regret using my former coach’s name and the former organization I played for. That was childish. That was idiotic, all those type of words. I apologize for that.” How NBA star Dennis Rodman came to stand between the world and nuclear war Share on Facebook Topics Share on Twitter Durant departed the Thunder in free agency after a season that saw Oklahoma City win 55 games and come with one win of the NBA finals only to surrender a three-games-to-one lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference finals series with the Warriors.After signing with Golden State in the offseason, Durant helped the Warriors to a second title in three years, capturing NBA finals Most Valuable Players honors.“I don’t think I’ll stop engaging with fans,” said Durant, who stopped short of admitting he uses alternate Twitter accounts to discuss himself in the third person. “I really enjoy it and it’s a good way to connect us all, but I’ll scale back a little bit right now and just focus on playing basketball. “I’ll move on from that; it was tough to deal with yesterday. I was pretty mad at myself. Definitely want to move on and keep playing basketball.” Share on Pinterest NBA Support The Guardian 🐗 1-1 / ✭ 1-1 (@harrisonmc15)KD has secret accounts that he uses to defend himself and forgot to switch to them when he was replying to this guy I’m actually speechless pic.twitter.com/9245gnpa3cSeptember 18, 2017 Share via Email Oklahoma City Thunder Share on Messenger Golden State Warriors Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. US sports Read more Share on WhatsApp Basketball Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

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QUEENSLAND JUNIOR STATE CUP SET FOR ACTION

first_imgA record 129 teams will converge on the Sunshine Coast for the 2006 Queensland Junior State Cup.The biggest tournament on the Touch Football Queensland calendar will be held at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club, Tourist Drive, Glasshouse Mountains from 7 – 9 July.The three-day tournament will showcase the State’s best junior teams and will feature over 1500 players, 200 officials, and 80 referees.The Junior State Cup contested in school holiday time at the idyllic Coastal location creates a great carnival atmosphere and is a regular pilgrimage for the Queensland Touch community.In its eleventh year of existence, the tournament continues to increase in participant numbers and popularity, with over 5000 spectators expected tohead to the top of the mountain to view the non-stop action from the 313 tournament games. Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association, winner of six out of eight divisions in 2005, are again expected to dominate the tournament.Gold Coast, Redlands, and Toowoomba Touch Associations have tuned up for the TFA Queensland Junior State Cup by contesting the Delfin Junior Tri-Series and will provide stiff opposition to the reigning champions.Nominations have been received from all over Queensland with Caboolture, Chinchilla, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Noosa, Hervey Bay, and Dalby providing the most teams across divisions in the Boys and Girls competition in age groups from Under 11 through to Under 17.An amazing 34 teams have nominated for the respective Boys (18) and Girls (16) 11Years divisions, highlighting the popularity of the sport with our youngest age group of representative players across the State.A deserving junior champion in the respective Boys and Girls17 years divisions will receive the prestigious Scott Notley (Boys) or Kerry Norman (Girls) medal for outstanding performance, service, sportsmanship, and dedication to their affiliate and the sport.Touch Football Queensland has organized some great promotions and activities for participants during the 3 days including an All Star Mixed game featuring Australian Youth Development squad members against a selection of players from the State Cup Under 17 Girls and Boys divisions. A trade display, skill challenges, sporting pulse workshops, and other development resources will be available for affiliate education during the tournament. The Touch Football Queensland Coaching Management Team (CMT) and Referee Management Team (RMT) will provide coaching and assessments for interested technical personnel and some great new merchandise will be available for the event.The Junior Elite Talent Squad (JETS) under the watchful eye of RMT Youth Portfolio Manager Rob Ward and JETS Portfolio Director Glen Richardson will also be in action, showing Queensland’s junior talent also extends to the refereeing ranks.Among the ten elite junior referees participating are three North Queenslanders making the flight down to gain valuable advice and experience from some of Queensland’s best referees.TFA and TFQ staff will be on hand to deliver all aspects of tournament Administration and to assist in the delivery of a very successful and enjoyable 2006 Junior State Cup for all.All information about the tournament, including relevant FORMS, DRAWS and the MANAGER’S KIT can be obtained in the next 24 hours by going to www.sportingpulse.com.au selecting “Touch” and “Queensland.”Keep an eye on the Junior State Cup tournament web site for further news, stories, and information in the lead-up and throughout the event, including up to date results and all the latest news fresh from the fields.Tournament control AKA the “Glass Elevator” will keep you posted on all you need to know about the 2006 Touch Football Australia Queensland Junior State Cup.last_img read more

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2021 4-Star RB Announces Clemson Commitment

first_img Done Deal✅ @grayson_fb @therealkwat @CarterRamsFB @Coach_FredM pic.twitter.com/f65YF3qSEv— Phil Mafah🇨🇮 (@PhilMafah1) August 29, 2019Mafah spoke with 247Sports detailing his thoughts regarding the commitment to Clemson.“About a week after coach Elliott offered me, my family and people that I’m close with sat down and talked about the schools recruiting me. We felt like Clemson was the best fit for my football and academic career,” Mafah said. “Every time I’ve been to Clemson it feels like home with the players and coaches.”The four-star back burst onto the recruiting scene after an impressive sophomore season. Mafah carried the ball 89 times for 720 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018.He also added a receiving touchdown last season. The back of a Clemson player's helmet.RALEIGH, NC – OCTOBER 31: A general view of the helmet of Shaq Lawson #90 of the Clemson Tigers during their game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 31, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The rich keep getting richer. Ahead of Clemson’s season opener against Georgia Tech on Thursday evening, the Tigers have landed a commitment from a star player in the 2021 recruiting class.Loganville (Ga.) Grayson running back Phil Mafah announced his commitment to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-1, 215 pound back is a four-star prospect according to the 247Sports composite.Mafah’s commitment is the first for Clemson in the 2021 class. Head coach Dabo Swinney’s Tigers currently have the No. 1 class in the 2020 cycle. They’re certainly looking to duplicate similar results in 2021.The Georgia back ranks as the 13th-best available running back in his class. Overall, he’s the 226th best prospect.last_img read more

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Congress challenge How to tame industry giant Facebook

first_imgWASHINGTON – Facebook isn’t just a company. It’s a behemoth, with 2.1 billion monthly users, $40 billion in revenue and more than 25,000 employees worldwide.And that leaves Washington with a daunting task: How do you tame a corporate giant? Or do you even try?“It’s tricky and it’s going to be hard, but there are ways it can be dealt with,” says Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, a former tech executive who has led investigations into Russian interference on social media over the last year as the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee. “The idea that we’re going to keep the wild, wild West — I don’t think it’s sustainable.”The picture will begin to come into focus next week. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify April 10 and 11 before Senate and House committees as his company grapples with the privacy scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm linked to President Donald Trump.Facebook’s reckoning in Washington comes on multiple fronts. Russia’s use of the platform to meddle in U.S. elections, a regulatory investigation that could result in fines of hundreds of millions of dollars against the company for privacy violations, and the Cambridge Analytica episode are all topmost concerns.But in the capital’s pro-business, anti-regulatory climate, it’s questionable whether the Republican-led Congress or Trump regulators have the appetite to rein it in.Facebook is spending millions on lobbying to try to ward off regulations, even seeking to narrow a Senate bill that lawmakers call “the lightest touch possible.” It would require more transparency in online political ads, something Facebook says it is providing on its own.But the stakes grew Wednesday when Facebook revealed that information belonging to as many as 87 million of its users may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, which gathered the data with the intent of swaying elections. That number was far higher than originally known.Congress’ response to the myriad issues dogging Facebook could depend on Zuckerberg himself. He has apologized for a “major breach of trust” in the Cambridge Analytica episode and Facebook has announced it would stop working with third-party data collectors.Privacy advocates and legal experts say that’s not enough.“It strikes me as a company that is trying to weather a PR storm and then get back to business as usual and hoping their users forget this ever happened,” said Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney for Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy group based in San Francisco.Facebook and other social media companies have faced bipartisan criticism over both privacy issues and the Russian intervention. But Trump and his pro-business GOP allies on Capitol Hill have made rolling back Obama-era regulations a priority, which makes any new federal rules for protecting data and privacy unlikely in the immediate future.Republicans last year struck down online privacy regulations issued during President Barack Obama’s final months in office that would have given consumers more control over how companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon share information. Critics complained that the rule would have increased costs, stifled innovation and picked winners and losers among internet companies.And Congress elected to do nothing after Equifax disclosed in September that hackers exploited a software flaw that the credit monitoring company failed to fix, exposing Social Security numbers, birthdates and other personal data belonging to nearly 148 million Americans.Lawmakers have yet to come up with a fix for the patchwork of conflicting state laws that govern how companies shield personal data and notify consumers when breaches occur. Mike Litt, consumer campaign director at U.S. PIRG, a public interest group, said Congress instead is considering legislation that would exempt credit bureaus from data break notifications and make it harder for states to hold them accountable.“After the Equifax data breach, we saw Congress talk a good game but fail to follow through on helping consumers,” Litt said. “To prevent Congress from letting Facebook off the hook, outraged Americans need to keep up the heat.”To defend its interests in Washington, Facebook has filled its executive ranks with former senior government officials from both political parties. Nathaniel Gleicher, its director of cybersecurity policy, was in charge of cybersecurity policy at the National Security Council during the Obama administration. Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice-president for global public policy, served as a senior aide to President George W. Bush.The company spent just over $13 million on lobbying in 2017, according to disclosure records filed with Congress. One of the lobbying team’s newer members, Sandra Luff, was Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ national security adviser when he served in the Senate.Zuckerberg suggested during a CNN interview last month that he’s open to regulation. But he quickly qualified that commitment, saying he’d get behind the “right” kind of rules, such as the bill that requires online political ads to disclose who paid for them. But the company is seeking to weaken even that bill.Warner acknowledged that even minor regulation of Facebook and other technology companies will be difficult. But he’s encouraging them to work with Washington now, before a “catastrophic event” that could shift the landscape or if Democrats win back seats in November’s elections.He suggests several possibilities: requiring Facebook and other companies to disclose the country of origin of ads, creating a self-regulatory body, or even allowing users to move their data from one platform to another.More drastic measures could be to allow users to own their own data or to hold social media companies more responsible for what is posted on their platforms.In Europe, Facebook and other tech giants like Google are bracing for tough new data privacy rules that take effect May 25 and will apply to any company that collects data on EU residents, no matter where it is based. The rules will make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data.In the U.S., Facebook’s biggest challenge may come from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the company violated the terms of a 2011 settlement that made privacy assurances.Facebook agreed then to settle the commission’s charges that it deceived users by assuring them their information would remain private, then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public. Each violation of the agreement could carry a penalty of up to $40,000, according to settlement terms, meaning potential fines in the hundreds of millions.Frank Pasquale, a University of Maryland law professor who’s written extensively about how corporations use personal data, said the federal government’s antitrust enforcers should be more vigilant with Facebook.Facebook has completed dozens of mergers and acquisitions since it was founded in 2004. Pasquale said the Obama administration failed to realize the significance of two of Facebook’s largest purchases: the photo-sharing app Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 and WhatsApp two years later for nearly $22 billion.“This is clearly a monopolistic company that is trying to eliminate even the smallest challenge to its domination of the social media market,” he said.The privacy scandal has taken a heavy financial toll on Zuckerberg and Facebook. Forbes Magazine estimated that Zuckerberg’s net worth dropped over the last month from $71 billion to $61.7 billion. Facebook’s market value has fallen by more than $88 billion in less than three weeks since the scandal broke, from nearly $538 billion in mid-March to about $449.5 billion.___Associated Press writer Marley Jay in New York contributed to this report.last_img read more

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UN sends disaster assessment team as floods hit capital of Burkina Faso

4 September 2009A United Nations disaster assessment and coordination team arrives today in Burkina Faso, where torrential rains that have soaked much of West Africa have killed at least five people and forced around 150,000 others to find alternative shelter. The seven-member team is scheduled to begin assessing how it can help authorities respond to the most urgent humanitarian needs in the wake of the flooding that has inundated much of the capital, Ouagadougou. Elizabeth Byrs, a spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told reporters today in Geneva that the main university hospital in Ouagadougou has been flooded and its patients have had to be evacuated. Media reports have described the storms that brought the torrential rain to the capital as the worst in 90 years. This year’s rainy season in West Africa is unusually heavy, and Ms. Byrs says as many as 350,000 people across the region have been affected. In Niger, which borders Burkina Faso, about 3,500 buildings have been partially destroyed, with the Agadez region in the north especially hard hit. The annual rainy season has been blamed for 25 deaths in Ghana, with its capital, Accra, among the worst affected areas, according to OCHA. Benin, Guinea and Senegal have also reported that tens of thousands of people in each country have had to deal with the effects of flooding. read more

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SecretaryGeneral to depart on fournation Asian tour

His trip will begin in the Thai capital, Bangkok, where he will hold talks with Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and other Government representatives.Mr. Ban will then travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he will meet with King Norodom Sihamoni and Prime Minister Hun Sen. While in the capital, he will visit the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the UN-backed tribunal in the nation dealing with mass killings and other crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge three decades ago.In Viet Nam, the Secretary-General will attend a summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the UN, and will also meet with President Nguyen Minh Triet, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem.Mr. Ban will wrap up his visit in China, where he will visit Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing. He will also hold talks with President Hu Jintao, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and other senior Government officials.In China, he will also take part in the Summit Forum and closing ceremony of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.In each of the four countries, the Secretary-General will meet with UN Resident Coordinators, UN Country Teams and staff to discuss the important role they play in the respective countries they work in. 19 October 2010The United Nations’ relations with Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam and China will be among the top items of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s agenda when he visits the four Asian nations next week, it was announced today. read more

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Announcement coming next week in Tim Hortons lawsuit

by Richard Southern, 680 NEWS Posted Jun 22, 2017 8:23 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 23, 2017 at 4:55 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email An announcement due Friday on the brewing battle between Tim Hortons and the franchise group that is currently suing the coffee giant’s parent company has been pushed back until next week.Sources told 680 NEWS the Great White North Franchisee Association is working on several statements due out next week.Great White North is suing Restaurant Brands International (RBI) for $500 million, alleging the Tim Hortons and Burger King parent has been collecting money from Tim Hortons franchisees — meant to go into an advertising fund — and using it to line its own coffers.Restaurant Brands previously said it vehemently disagrees with and denies all of the allegations.RBI stock rose $0.41 to $82.41 on Friday. It’s up 51 per cent over the past 12 months. Announcement coming next week in Tim Hortons lawsuit Tim Hortons on Queens Quay in Toronto. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira read more

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Boart Longyear hits record drill depth at Ghana gold project

first_imgBoart Longyear’s drilling crews have drilled the deepest hole ever drilled in Ghana, according to the Salt Lake City-headquartered company.They drilled a hole 2,083.4 m (6,835 ft) deep, having installing a wedge and navi to drill the hole on track at 600 m and keeping it on track to the end of the hole. The directional drilling project for one of Golden Star Resources’ gold projects was completed safely and ahead of schedule, the company said.Division Manager, West Africa, Jonathan Madigan, said: “Our drilling crew in Ghana on this project worked safely and diligently in directionally drilling the hole to the target depth. I couldn’t be more proud of the team that completed the project.“Boart Longyear’s consistent hazard and risk-focused safety culture is embraced by the crews here in Ghana and they appreciate that the field level risk assessments, pre-shift meetings and other safety programs are designed to get them home safe to their families.”Boart said: “The company has received client recognition for their safe, on-target, and ahead of schedule completion of the deep coring exploration drilling project. Boart Longyear acknowledges the participation, collaboration, and contributions from every employee within Ghana and especially the drilling crew that worked directly on this record-depth hole.”last_img read more

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Xbox One will get louder and slower instead of overheating

first_imgMicrosoft has already explained how the design of the Xbox One is meant to allow it to run completely silently and remain switched on for a decade. While that may be the case, this is a high performance piece of kit that’s going to generate quite a bit of heat when under load running a game. Microsoft also has to cater for the fact people will cram the console into a crowded TV unit, leave stuff on top of its flat casing, and games will push the machine ever harder as developers get to grips with the hardware.Any thoughts about the Xbox One potentially RRoDing like the Xbox 360 have been put to rest though. Leo del Castillo, General Manager of Console Development at Microsoft, explained this week that that the Xbox One is a lot more intelligent than the Xbox 360 when it comes to managing heat and stopping itself from overheating.According to Castillo, the Xbox One has been designed to never run at its full performance capacity under normal conditions. That way there’s always some headroom if things start to go awry. In theory, the console should never overheat because there are two controls in place to stop it happening.The first is fan speed, which can be increased if necessary to compensate for a greater amount of heat inside the machine. But fan speed will have a limit, so what happens if that’s not enough? The second countermeasure the Xbox One has is something PC components have been using for years — the ability to slow down and cut the amount of power being used.In the “slow down” mode the Xbox One will use less power by lowering the performance of the GPU and CPU. In turn, those chips will generate less heat and the internal fan should then be able to cope and get the console back within its normal operating temperature window. The side effect of this is game performance may be impacted, however, under normal circumstances a game should never be able to get the Xbox One into such a state on its own.So unless you block the cooling vents on the machine, or sit something else that runs hot on top of the Xbox One, it should never overheat. In the worst case your games may slow down and the internal fan becomes audible.last_img read more

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Apple Replaced a Whopping 11 Million iPhone Batteries in 2018

first_imgStay on target These Razer Cases Will Keep Your iPhone 11 Cool While GamingiPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More Problems In its most recent financial report, Apple announced that its revenues fell several billion dollars short of projections. One reason why that happened may be that they replaced a crapload of iPhone batteries in 2018.Earlier this month, Tim Cook stated that the company had done around 11 million battery replacements. Why so many? Because Apple offered to do them for just $29.Normally those battery replacements would have cost $79. The dramatic price cut came after Apple was slapped with multiple lawsuits over older iPhones that had their performance throttled after installing iOS updates.The going rate of $79 wasn’t a bad deal, but the $50 discount was just too good to pass up. Plenty of iPhone owners were clearly totally happy with their devices apart from the dip in battery life and the whole iOS slamming the brakes on thing.Jon Gruber of Daring Fireball notes that in a normal year Apple would anticipate doing somewhere between 1 and 2 million battery swaps.When an additional 10 million or so people realize that their trusty old iPhone still runs pretty nicely with a fresh, new battery in it… well, it gets more difficult to convince them to upgrade to a newer device. Some analysts believe this at least partially explains the cool reception for the new lower-end iPhone XR and top-of-the-line iPhone XS.While Apple may have missed out in several billion dollars on new iPhone sales, it still rang up a healthy $320 million in battery swaps.Cook made it clear that upgrade numbers and sales figures were never a consideration with the price cut. It was all about doing the right thing for Apple customers in the wake of “poor communication” on the company’s partDon’t feel too bad for Apple. The company still managed to rake in $265 billion in revenue for the year, up nearly $40 billion from 2017.More on Geek.com:Apple Reportedly Planning Three New iPhones (With Better Rear Cameras)Water-Resistant iPhone Saves Tourists’ Lives After Boat CapsizesSuspect Remotely Wipes iPhone X While It Sits in Police Evidencelast_img read more

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Local Boy Scout recognized for bravery after saving his mother

first_img Posted: December 29, 2018 December 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Local Boy Scout recognized for bravery after saving his mother KUSI Newsroom 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) – He may only be 14 years old, but Boy Scout Myles Harris is a hero that walks among us.Last year, he saved his mother from drowning.This year, he’s been awarded the Medal of Merit for his bravery.Harris, his mother Karmen Harris, father Marc Harris, and his Boy Scout Leader Jim Trageser joined Good Morning San Diego Saturday morning to tell us more about Myles’ heroics. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Want to Know Whats Available at the ASA Soy Social and Auction

first_imgGoing to Classic next week? If you are attending the ASA Soy Social and Auction, here is a sneak peak at some of the items that you can bid on:100 Hours Usage of Gleaner S77 Combine with DynaFlex Draper HeadCombine in style and be the envy of your neighbors with this AGCO Gleaner S7 Series, which features Transverse Rotor Combines designed to help you with your harvest challenges, such as more grain throughput, heavier plant material, tougher stalks and stems and the need to harvest despite wet soil conditions.Complimentary One-Year Lease on J&M Model 375ST SeedTenderSimply the best seed tender anyone can ask for! J&M Model375ST SeedTender seed delivery system (375 unit capacity) complete with dual compartments, roll tarp, Honda electric start engine, 8″ tube conveyor with 11’ telescoping downspout, 3-axle undercarriage with 235/85R16 tires and electric brakes.The Whole World in Your Hand (iPad Mini and Bose In-Ear Bud Headset)Get access to the whole world through this spiffy new iPad Mini and listen to your favorite movies with a Bose In-Ear Bud Headset.Picture the World ($1,500 Travel Voucher and Nikon Coolpix AW 100 Digital Camera)Travel anywhere, anyway and anytime you want with this $1,500 travel voucher. The travel voucher can be used for airfare, hotel or sightseeing. Keep those memories forever with your CoolPix Nikon Digital Camera.Pit Express $2,000 Discount Gift Certificate Use certificate on the purchase of a Pit Express drive-over auger unit 10″ or 13″ model.Outback MAX RTKThe Outback MAX RTK ready precision terminal leads the way with simplicity in design and operation, boasting a powerful mapping engine and excellent screen clarity with its 10.4″ display while rugged enough to handle the toughest environmental conditions.Washington Nationals On-Field Gameday ExperiencePackage includes four lower-level tickets to the Sunday afternoon, July 7 game between the defending N.L. East Champion Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., a field tour of the stadium during player warm-ups, $100 in stadium concession vouchers, and a Nationals tote bag filled with Nats gear.Magnum Series Tractor-Free TimeEnjoy 75 hours free use of a brand new Magnum Series Tractor. Model and specifications subject to availability at the winner’s local Case IH dealer.Take Me Out to the Ballgame…Be a HIT with 18 of your closest friends by watching the 10-time World Champion St. Louis Cardinals crush opponents from the Monsanto Suite at Busch Stadium.Thunder Creek Air N Arc® 150This 3-in-1 welder/compressor/generator is one of the most popular options on Thunder Creek’s fuel and service trailers.Other items available for the live auction include a Benelli 12 gauge Shotgun, an Encore Pro Hunter XT 50 Caliber, jewelry, and other must-have items. ASA members attending Commodity Classic can register on-site at the ASA Soy Social and Auction registration area next to the Commodity Classic registration area.A complete list of items can be seen here.last_img read more

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Roll of gift wrap has been giving for 56 years

first_imgIt’s the gift wrap that keeps on giving.For 56 years, Barbara Joyce Olson and members of her family have been wrapping Christmas presents with a roll of paper decorated with sleek blue reindeer.Olson’s father brought it home with him in 1955 after his final day of work at a Vancouver paper mill.It was gift wrap on an industrial scale — a robust roll that a guy could barely get his arms around.“I don’t know how he got it home,” Olson, 81, said.“For the first few years, we didn’t use much,” she said.They started using more as the family grew. That includes Olson’s daughter, Carla Munson, who arrived a couple of years after the gift wrap.“I’m 54 years old, and all my life, I’ve gotten Christmas presents wrapped in that paper,” Munson said.Four generations of the family got together Wednesday in the living room of Munson’s Minnehaha-area home to keep the tradition going.Munson’s daughter, Alaina Munson, brought her 13-year-old daughter Elle and her 11-year-old son Ashton for a gift-wrapping session in front of the Christmas tree.War brings changesThe get-together also offered Olson a chance to recall how her folks wound up in Vancouver. It’s the story of one family, but it also reflects some significant moments in American history.Olson was born in 1930, the only child of Bert and Beulah Stevenson. Her father owned and operated a small sawmill in northwest Wyoming.“It was way up in the mountains,” she said, between Yellowstone National Park and Cody.During World War II, the government took over her dad’s sawmill and brought in a new workforce: Japanese-American men who’d been interned in the Heart Mountain Relocation Center northwest of Cody. (With more than 10,000 residents, the camp temporarily was the third-largest city in Wyoming).last_img read more

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TSRTC workers protest over pending wages

first_imgTandur: Demanding for salaries, the workers at the TSRTC depot here staged protest on Wednesday. Wearing red badges, the workers under the leadership of Telangana Jateeya Mazdoor Union (TJMU), staged a dharna in front of the bus depot. Speaking on the occasion, the leaders said the workers did not get the salary of this month till now. Workers have been suffering for four months due to delay in salaries. They criticised that the recognised union did not bother about the plight of the workers.They demanded immediate payment of salaries and timely payment in future. Executive president of the depot Beerappa, leaders Srinivas, Naveen, Iqbal, GK Swamy, Balappa, Pakirappa, Ravi, Satish, Srikanth, Bhanu and others were present.last_img read more

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IITKGPOxford collaboration addressing global water challenge

first_imgKolkata: Researchers from IIT Kharagpur and Oxford University have entered into a collaboration to develop a better understanding of the filtration process of water and cope with global water challenge. While the collaboration is addressing arsenic contamination of water for drinking and other types of human use, the research has been extended to filtration of other water pollutants as well, an IIT KGP statement said today.Pointing out that the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta is a global hotspot for arsenic groundwater contamination, the statement said, chemical leaching within fertile farmland soils, as a result of overuse of pesticides and fertilizers, is also widespread in the country. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsResearchers at the IIT KGP, led by Prof Sirshendu De of the chemical engineering department, recently developed an ultra-low cost, novel technology by chemically activating naturally available laterite that acts as an adsorbent to filter arsenic.”Based on our research at IIT KGP, filtered water can now be produced at just 2 paisa per litre, thus making it ideal for a country like India,” Prof De said. This part of developing ultra-low cost novel technology had been done by the IIT KGP team only. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedA team of mathematicians from Oxford University, led by Dr Ian Griffiths, then worked on the mathematical modelling techniques which helped extending the life of the filter and the design of scaled-up filters.”Inter-disciplinary approaches are becoming increasingly important to make progress in present-day challenges and this project is a clear example of such a case,” Prof Griffiths said.The collaborative developed technology has already been accepted by the Department of Science & Technology, Union Government, PHE department government of West Bengal and the West Bengal Arsenic Task force.The collaborative project has been funded by the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF-UK), University of Oxford.last_img read more

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Four drivers caught speeding in ten minutes on A500

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice have caught four motorists speeding in 10 minutes on the A500 this afternoon. Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) are carrying out speed checks on the D-road in Stoke-on-Trent today. The fastest driver was travelling at 80mph in a 50mph zone – with a total of 24 drivers caught during the 30 minute operation. A CMPG spokesman said: “We are conducting speed checks on the A500 in the Stoke-on-Trent area in just the first 10 minutes four vehicles have been witnessed exceeding the 50mph to highest is 80mph. “After just 30 minutes 24 drivers have been witnessed exceeding the 50mph limit on the A500 in the Stoke-on-Trent area. “Letters in the post.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing womancenter_img Punter found hiding in bushes Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more

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Siemens Healthineers Acquires Medicalis

first_imgNews | Radiology Business | June 05, 2017 Siemens Healthineers Acquires Medicalis Siemens Healthineers Announces Closing of Medicalis Acquisition Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more After announcing the planned expansion of its Population Health Management (PHM) offerings through the acquisition of San Francisco-based company, Medicalis Corporation, Siemens Healthineers confirmed that the official closing of the deal occurred June 1, 2017. In integrating Medicalis’ offerings into its PHM portfolio, Siemens Healthineers gains the expertise and solutions to provide workflow orchestration and clinical decision support to health systems, while delivering desired service levels at lower costs and  improving quality and productivity for healthcare providers.“This acquisition allows us to extend the Siemens Healthineers strategy for Value-Based Healthcare, by helping to optimize both utilization and departmental clinical workflow. In this way, we intend to support best practice care pathways and the reduction of unwarranted variation for high-impact conditions,” says Robert Taylor, Head of Digital Services Population Health Management, Digital Health Services, Siemens Healthineers. “Thus, by driving value through in-vivo and in-vitro diagnostics, we continue as a trusted partner to enable healthcare providers worldwide to improve medical outcomes and reduce costs.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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