New Delhi, Mar 10 (PTI) Over Rs 250 crore has been spent on training of bureaucrats in foreign universities during the last ten years, the government said today.Rs 254.55 crore was spent by the government during 2005-15 on training of a total of 2,525 officials abroad, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha. As part of its mandate for capacity building of civil servants, the Department of Personnel and Training implements a scheme of domestic funding for nominated civil servants for training in universities or institutions abroad in thematic areas of public policy, public administration, finance and budget, urban development, health, education, environment policy, etc, he said. During 2014-15, 334 bureaucrats had gone abroad for training and about Rs 50.20 crore was spent by the government. A total of Rs 220.44 crore has been earmarked for training of officers abroad and within the country during the financial year 2016-17. PTI AKV RCJ SK RCJ
Gareth Bale made up for the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring twice to inspire Real Madrid to come from two goals down and win 3-2 at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.Real managed to edge to the top of the table despite Ronaldo missing his first league game of the season with a muscle strain although they also suffered another scare before their Champions League semi-final next week with a suspected injury to Karim Benzema.Real had found themselves two behind within 14 minutes as Adrian Embarba scored from close range in the seventh minute before Rayo’s Venezuelan striker Miku pounced on more poor defending from the visitors.Bale started the revival, heading in from a 35th minute corner before Zinedine Zidane’s side drew level six minutes after the break through substitute Lucas Vazquez.Welshman Bale then completed the comeback nine minutes from time, collecting a misplaced pass from a Rayo defender before powering the ball past goalkeeper Juan Carlos.The victory put Real on top of La Liga on 81 points, but title rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona could surpass them after playing later on Saturday.Real, who had not lost to Rayo Vallecano since 1997 and had thrashed their city neighbours 10-2 earlier this season, missed Ronaldo, who strained a muscle in the 3-0 win over Villarreal on Wednesday.Still, the visitors nearly got off to a dream start as Bale hit the post in just the second minute, but Rayo soon imposed themselves with former Manchester United player Bebe setting up their first goal.advertisementHe took on Danilo and Pepe before rolling the ball across for Embarba to score from six yards out. Then a weak header from Raphael Varane allowed Miku to pounce.Bale’s header lifted them before the break but Benzema had to be substituted in the 42nd minute with a suspected injury, putting in doubt his chances of facing Manchester City on Tuesday in the Champions League semi-final first leg.The Frenchman was replaced by Vazquez, who headed home Danilo’s cross at the far post and it was Bale who had the final say, intercepting the ball and racing into the box down theleft flank to strike the winner.
Yu’s recently launched Yureka Black will be out for open sale from June 22 onwards, exclusively via e-commerce platform Flipkart. The phone until now was sold only via flash sale model. The company claims that it received an overwhelming response to its 3 flash sales and received more than half a million notify me responses on Flipkart much before its first flash sale.Yu Televentures launched its next-gen version of Yureka smartphone- Yureka Black earlier this month. To recall the specs, the Yureka Black sports a 5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and a 2.5D curved glass design with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection at the top of the screen.The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 64-bit processor clocked at 1.4gHz speed coupled with Adreno 505 GPU and 4GB RAM. The device further packs in 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. The smartphone boasts a metal unibody design and costs Rs 8999. The Yureka Black runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company UI on top.On the photography front, the smartphone comes with a 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash and an 8MP front camera with selfie flash. The device succeeds the company’s nearly two year old Yureka smartphone which was launched at Rs 8,999 in India.Yureka Black in its price band competes against the smartphones like Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4 and Asus ZenFone Live.
Hardik Pandya blasted his way to a maiden Test century on Sunday when he reached the three-figure mark off only 86 balls on the second day of the ongoing third Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. He became the quickest Indian to score a century batting at No.8 in the longest format.He reached three figures with a straight punch for four off paceman Lahiru Kumara in the extended first session which saw India nine down. This was also his maiden first-class century.Pandya, who made his debut in the opening Test of the series at Galle, smashed eight fours and seven sixes in his blitzkrieg as India were bowled out for 487 first over after lunch. Pandya was the last man to be dismissed when he was caught at sweeper cover by Diruwan Perera off Lakshan Sandakan for 108 off 96 balls.His seven sixes are now most by an Indian away from home.Most sixes in a Test inns for India8 Navjot Singh Sidhu7 V Sehwag/Harbhajan Singh/Hardik Pandya#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 13, 2017Pandya had started his Test career with a bang smashing 70 on his debut innings in the first match which India won by a whopping 304 runs.He reached his half-century with a single off 61 balls but changed the gears once the India lost their ninth wicket at 421. He took on Malinda Pushpakumara and smashed him for two fours and three sixes in an over, becoming first Indian to hit 26 runs in an over in Test cricket.The all-rounder was also involved in two crucial fifty-plus partnerships. First he put on 62 with Kuldeep Yadav (26) for the eighth wicket and then added 66 with Umesh Yadav for the 10th wicket.advertisementWhat a day of Test cricket for Hardik Pandya!Who better than Sunny Gavaskar to read out the list of his feats on live TV. #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/pfMnBtQ3jh- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 13, 2017He also became the 81st batsman to score India’s 483rd hundred in Test cricket.Power packed century Power packed celebrationPower packed reception in the dressing room Power Pandya@hardikpandya93 #SLvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/DAJX2EiSG0- BCCI (@BCCI) August 13, 2017
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain proved his doubters wrong as he came off the bench to set Juventus on its way to a 2-0 win against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday.Higuain, who has been dropped from the Argentina squad, was left out of Juve’s starting lineup for the second successive match. But he was brought on for Juan Cuadrado on the hour mark and responded by scoring nine minutes later and then helping to line up his team’s second goal.Mario Mandzukic netted Juve’s second as the Italian side moved onto three points in Group D, three below Barcelona, which won 1-0 at Sporting Lisbon.“Now he (Higuain) will feel good,” Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said. “Everyone now will say the credit goes to (Juventus coach Massimiliano) Allegri, his teammates or others. Instead no, the credit is his because, in moments like this, it’s only the person concerned who can give the right response.“I congratulate him and we are very happy, because we needed him and his goals.”It was new coach Takis Lemonis’s first match in his fourth spell in charge of Olympiakos after replacing Besnik Hasi two days previously.Juventus, last season’s finalist, was looking for its first points in the competition after losing 3-0 at Barcelona in the opening round. But it was forced into a late change when Miralem Pjanic pulled up in the warm-up and was replaced by Rodrigo Bentancur.Allegri’s side struggled to carve out clear-cut opportunities although it should have taken the lead shortly after the half-hour mark when it had two chances in quick succession.Cuadrado’s cross was headed goalward by Mandzukic but Silvio Proto finger-tipped the ball over the bar and then punched away Stefano Sturaro’s header from the resulting corner.Proto also denied Mandzukic again and Paulo Dybala before Olympiakos almost scored an own-goal on the stroke of halftime when Alex Sandro’s cross was turned onto the post by Bjorn Engels.The visitors looked threatening on the counterattack, but the match changed when Higuain was brought on.The former Napoli and Real Madrid forward broke the deadlock in the 69th minute, firing in the rebound after his initial volley from Sandro’s cross was blocked.It was only his third goal in all competitions this season.Higuain was also involved in Juve’s second goal, 11 minutes later, with a through ball to Paulo Dybala, whose attempt was hooked off the line by Engels but went in off Mandzukic.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Portugal ‘Ronaldo can’t even lose at table tennis!’ – Evra gives amazing insight into Portugal star Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 16:40 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Getty Images Portugal World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal v Morocco Iran v Portugal Morocco Iran Real Madrid The Real Madrid superstar does not take losing well, including at table tennis, according to his former Manchester United team-mate Patrice Evra has revealed the lengths to which Cristiano Ronaldo will go to ensure he wins… even in table tennis!Ronaldo netted a brilliant hat-trick as Portugal drew 3-3 with Spain in their World Cup opener last week, including a world-class late free-kick. The goals were evidence of the Real Madrid superstar’s ferocious will to win , with Portugal desperate to repeat their surprise Euro 2016 success in Russia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move And his former Manchester United team-mate Evra has given a perfect insight into the perfectionist that Ronaldo has always been, as he bids for glory on the grandest stage.“With Rio Ferdinand, they were playing table tennis and Rio beat him, and we were all screaming and Ronaldo was so upset,” he told ITV .”Then he sent his cousin to buy a tennis table, he trained for two weeks at home and he came back and he beat Rio in front of everyone.”So that’s Cristiano Ronaldo, so that’s why I’m not surprised today why he wants to win another golden ball, why he wants to win the World Cup. Because he’s an angry man.”Despite being 33, Ronaldo shows no signs of slowing down, scoring 44 goals in 44 games for Los Blancos this season, helping them win the Champions League.And Evra insists that his old pal is obsessed with making himself better.“I would give advice to anybody, when Cristiano invites you for lunch at his house, just say no,” Evra joked.”So he said, ‘Patrice, come over after training.’ I went, you know I was really tired, [and] at the table there was only salad and plain white chicken so I was like, okay, and water, not any juice and we started eating and I was thinking some big meat would be coming after that but there was nothing.”He just finished and he stood up and he started playing with a ball, doing some skills and he said, ‘Let’s do some two-touch.’“I was like, can I just finish eating? ‘No, no let’s play two-touch,’ we start playing two-touch. After that he said let’s go to the pool to swim, I was like okay… And after going in the jacuzzi, the sauna, I’m done.“I say, ‘Cristiano why have we come here, have we come here because we have a game tomorrow, or just for lunch?’ So that’s why I would recommend to anyone when Cristiano invites you to his house, don’t go – just say no because this guy, he’s a machine, he doesn’t want to stop training.”
“It’s definitely going to be a good game next week,” he said. “Obviously I’m going against people from the Texas area. The guys, they really, they strongly believe they have a chance. I don’t.”Here is the video of Chaisson discussing the LSU-Texas matchup:”They really strongly believe they have a chance. I don’t.” #LSU K’Lavon Chaisson seems ready for Texas.”It’s going to be a good game.” pic.twitter.com/0wB2B5Ojpl— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) September 3, 2019Chaisson decided to double down on his comments, saying “I mean what I say, and I say what I mean.” He’s very familiar with the opposing program as well; the Houston native chose LSU over Texas out of high school.Kirk Herbstreit gave his preview of this showdown on SportsCenter. He believes Texas and LSU can remain in the Playoff picture if this is the one loss on either team’s resume.Kickoff for this matchup will be at 7:30 p.m. ET from Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium. ABC will broadcast the action.Who do you have picking up a statement victory in Week 2: LSU or Texas? BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 31: Linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson #18 of the LSU Tigers reacts with defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence #90 of the LSU Tigers after a sack against Georgia Southern Eagles at Tiger Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)Week 2 of college football features an incredible non-conference game between LSU and Texas. Both programs are contenders to make the College Football Playoff this year. Although it’ll be tough for the Tigers to defeat the Longhorns in Austin, K’Lavon Chaisson doesn’t seem to be that worried.The talented Tigers linebacker has been quite vocal about his team’s upcoming game.Chaisson took a shot at Sam Ehlinger earlier in the week, saying “I don’t find him too much of a threat, that’s not a shot at him…he uses his legs more than his arms.”He wasn’t done talking about the marquee matchup. In fact, he admit that he believes the home team has no chance of winning.
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 13:51 IST The poster of DoosraWho can forget Sourav Ganguly celebrating India’s triumph over England in the 2002 NatWest Series by taking off his shirt and waving it from the Lord’s balcony? The iconic moment will be brought alive on celluloid in Abhinay Deo’s sports drama Doosra.The filmmaker took to Twitter to unveil the first poster of his upcoming film and wrote, “A film that is very special to me. Doosra – the story of India’s iconic 2002 victory as seen through the eyes of a young girl.”A film that is very special to me. #Doosra – the story of India’s iconic 2002 victory as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Story & screenplay by my friend Agnello Dias. Executive producers Masha & Rohan Sajdeh. Stars Plabita Borthakur Ankur Vikal Krishna gokani samidha guru pic.twitter.com/ajvCsk49OX Abhinay Deo (@AbhinayDeo) June 27, 2019Agnello Dias has been credited with writing the story and screenplay of Doosra, which stars Plabita Borthakur, Ankur Vikal, Krishna Gokani and Samidha Guru. Chicago-based Masha and Rohan Sajdeh are the executive producers.The NatWest success in 2002 has gone down in history as one of India’s greatest wins in One-Day International cricket. England set an impressive target of 326 for India, and things looked gloomy for our team when we lost crucial wickets and the score slipped to 146/5.However, India managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, thanks to a solid knock from newbies Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif.Director Abhinay Deo told an entertainment portal, “Sourav Ganguly marked the end of an era, the end of submission. His one move at the NatWest final was so powerful and brought such a huge paradigm shift in our thinking. This film captures this through the life of a girl living in a patriarchal family suppressed by society and societal obligations. The poster of the film is only the first look. There are several more layers that audiences will understand once they watch the trailer.”advertisementALSO READ: Indian cricket team watches Bharat. Salman Khan thanks them and says poora Bharat aapke saath haiALSO WATCH: Virat Kohli says he will take off his shirt if India win 2019 World CupGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow DoosraFollow Sourav GangulyFollow Abhinay Deo Doosra poster: Abhinay Deo’s film relives Sourav Ganguly’s celebration of epic 2002 NatWest Series winAbhinay Deo took to Twitter to unveil the poster of his upcoming sports drama Doosra.advertisement
The mid-year report from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documented 3,812 civilian casualties (1,366 deaths and 2,446 injured) in the first half of 2019. Latest UN update on chilling impact of #Afghanistan conflict on civilians released today – #ZeroCivilianCasualtiesNow Read update: https://t.co/OWoVckeDbT pic.twitter.com/0blIWFpJIi— UNAMA News (@UNAMAnews) July 30, 2019 While the number of civilians killed and injured is 27 per cent down from the same period in 2018 – the year that saw record high numbers of recorded civilian casualties – the UN noted “disturbing patterns”, such as the 27 per cent increase in civilian deaths in the second quarter of 2019 compared with the first. Aerial operations from January through June killed and injured 519 people – 150 of which were child casualties (89 deaths and 61 injured) – a 39 per cent increase in civilian casualties from airstrikes compared to the same period last year, according to UNAMA. UNAMA attributed 83 per cent of the civilian casualties resulting from aerial operations to International Military Forces, nine per cent to the Afghan Air Force, and the remaining eight per cent to undetermined pro-Government forces (PGFs). At the same time, the UN Mission attributed 52 per cent of all civilian casualties to anti-Government elements, with 38 per cent attributed to Taliban, 11 per cent to Daesh/Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), and three per cent to unidentified anti-Government elements. The UN said that it supports the demand for all parties to reduce civilian casualties to zero, made in the joint declaration by Afghan participants earlier this month in Doha, Qatar at the Intra-Afghan Dialogue. “Everyone heard the message loud and clear from Afghan delegates in the Doha talks – ‘reduce civilian casualties to zero!’” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. “We urge all parties to heed this imperative, to answer the call of Afghans for immediate steps to be taken to reduce the terrible harm being inflicted,” added Mr. Yamamoto, who is also Head of UNAMA. UNAMAProtection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (Jan to Jun 2019).Conflict continues to severely impact women and children According to UNAMA, women continue to be disproportionately impacted by the armed conflict in Afghanistan. Up to 30 June 2019, fighting caused 430 women casualties – 144 deaths and 286 injured – a decrease of 22 per cent compared to the same period in 2018. Child casualties represented almost one-third of the overall total of civilian casualties, with 327 deaths and 880 injured. Children continue to comprise the vast majority – 84 per cent– of all civilian casualties from explosive remnants of war. “Parties to the conflict may give differing explanations for recent trends, each designed to justify their own military tactics,” said Richard Bennett, UNAMA’s human rights chief. “The fact remains that only a determined effort to avoid civilian harm, not just by abiding by international humanitarian law but also by reducing the intensity of the fighting, will decrease the suffering of civilian Afghans.”
Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman said Devin Smith is a question mark at times, but at the end of the Buckeyes’ game against California Saturday the sophomore receiver was the answer. With 3:26 left in the game and the score tied at 28, OSU was faced with a third and seven at their own 28-yard line. Coach Urban Meyer called a pass play designed for junior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown that he hoped would extend the drive. Smith’s job on the play was “merely to clear out” according to Herman, but a coverage lapse from California left Brown double covered and Smith wide open down the right sideline. As the ball floated toward him, Smith said he heard his mom’s voice in the back of his head. “My mom tells me every time I catch the ball to run like a dog is catching you,” he said. “As soon as I caught the ball, that’s all I was thinking in my mind.” Whatever he was thinking, it worked because after he caught the ball, he sprinted untouched into the end zone for a 72-yard score to put the Buckeyes up for good. “We live for that,” Smith said of his big play. “I dreamed of being wide open and catching those balls. I had to make a big play and that’s what I did.” It’s not the first time Smith has made a big play. Smith’s game-winning 40-yard touchdown catch against Wisconsin in 2011 became the signature moment of last season and his one-handed grab against Miami the first game of the this season was nominated for play of the year. The tough plays aren’t what has plagued Smith, though. In the first quarter of Saturday’s game, Smith fended off a Bears defender and plucked a back shoulder throw out of the air for a 25-yard touchdown. Herman said the level of difficulty in that play was probably higher than the one that ended the game. But Smith also had two drops in the first half, at least one of which would have given OSU a first down and extended the drive. It’s that lack of consistency that has “frustrated” his coaches since training camp. “Devin was certainly a guy that was a question mark coming into camp, but has gotten much better. He is nowhere near a finished product,” Herman said. “He was a guy that hadn’t really studied his playbook or hadn’t been very trustworthy as far as being in the right place at the right time. He continues to improve on that.” Smith, who finished the game with 145 receiving yards and two touchdowns, said he’s still waiting on a compliment from Meyer. “(Meyer) told me I was going to have to make catches like that all the time. The catch I had today to win the game and he told me not to drop another ball,” Smith said. But despite the inconsistency, Meyer can’t keep Smith off the field because his big-play potential is too high to ignore. “Yeah, he dropped a couple, but we need a home-run hitter,” Meyer said. “When you take a really hard swing every once in a while, you’ve got to hit it out of the park.”
..Assures miners that their assay accounts ‘have not been compromised’Stemming from ongoing investigations into an alleged multi-million-dollar fraud scheme, two employees attached to the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) were sent on administrative leave pending the outcome of further probes.Reports are that an accountant and a clerk have been implicated in several illegal operations which have left one of the Board’s major suppliers still awaiting portions of payment for gold that had already been handed over to the entity.According to the Ministry of Natural Resources in a release on Friday, “Chairman of the Guyana Gold Board, GHK Lall, has confirmed that two employees have been sent home following the results of an internal investigation. This investigation is part of the Board’s enhanced due diligence efforts aimed at scrutinizing all activities and all areas relative to the GGB’s operations, and has been in place for a while now.”This publication understands that the duo, both of whom have been employed at the Guyana Gold Board for over 10 years, have managed to milk portions of payments that accumulated over time.Directors of the GGB highlighted in the aforementioned statement that miner’s “assay accounts have not been compromised” while noting that they have approved, among other things, the exercise to expose those employee whose actions have “through either negligence, or willful ignorance, or gross and unacceptable improprieties (or some combination of these) represent a threat to the enhancement goals and long-term interests of the GGB.“It was emphasized that it must be made clear to everyone that those found to be deficient in principles and the highest standards of probity will be dealt with severely after due process is observed; there can be no exceptions. The board meeting reiterated that, in this manner, the due diligence endeavors will yield the most beneficial and enduring fruits to the GGB, the mining sector, and the Guyanese taxpayer” the GGB explained.The Police were called in as investigations into the matter continue.According to the Gold Board this internal investigation is an ongoing exercise, which is expected to expand in scope and duration, should circumstances so necessitate.Earlier this year, senior staff members of the GGB were sent on leave to facilitate a probe of alleged links to an embattled gold dealer, Saddiqi Mohamed Rasul, who was charged for the $956 million fraud at the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI).Saddiqi RasulShortly after Rasul was granted $3 million bail on the fraud charges in April, reports surfaced that he sold gold to the Gold Board regularly. There were also reports that he allegedly purchased yellow metal above the London Fix; deposited and withdrew millions of dollars from his company’s bank account, and was allowed to pay only the five per cent royalty and not the two per cent tax. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana Gold Board employees slapped with fraud chargesAugust 6, 2018In “Court”Two of former President Donald Ramotar’s children sent on admin leaveApril 21, 2017In “latest news”Gold Board probe: File to be sent to ‘DPP or Police legal advisor’- SOCU HeadSeptember 6, 2017In “Crime”
ASX-Top 200 gold miner, St Barbara, whose Sons of Gwalia redevelopment is featured in IM’s April issue, says it plans to increase production to 1 Moz of gold by 2010 as it brings newly developed assets on stream. As an interim step, St Barbara announced today it had set an objective of increasing existing production by the end of 2008 to an annualised rate of 450,000 oz/y, from 170,000-175,000 oz currently. The 2007-2008 production gains will be reliant on St Barbara’s anticipated start-up from September this year of first production from a suite of underground and open-pit gold assets at Leonora that it acquired from the former Sons of Gwalia gold miner but which have not produced since 2003.Addressing the final day today of the 2008 Paydirt Gold Conference in Perth, St Barbara’s General Manager Exploration, Peter Thompson, said the interim and longer term step-ups in output will come from the company’s significant and aggressive exploration and development push in the next two years. Thompson said this would include enhanced output and development at the company’s historic production centre, Southern Cross, southwest of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia – and its Leonora assets north of Kalgoorlie.St Barbara has embarked on a A$30 million exploration and development drilling program within both provinces in 2007-2008 to drive its 1 Moz objective which is being built around a four tiered approach, comprising:Taking the Company’s combined Southern Cross and maiden Leonora production output to 600,000 oz/yAchieving additional growth through potential underground development of the high grade portion the Tarmoola deposit, and the Tower Hill project, north of KalgoorlieDiscoveries within its WA-only holdingsFurther acquisitions and joint ventures.“We have achieved in recent times significant growth in gold reserves (2.3 Moz) and resources (7.8 Moz) and anticipate further reserves growth with upgrades due on the 23rd of this month and in the June quarter,” Thompson said. “Marvel Loch, within our Southern Cross interests, will however, remain the cornerstone for St Barbara in the medium term. Its total endowment of 12 Moz includes more than 20 open pit targets – underpinning our production there – as well as the potential to build Marvel Loch’s existing underground operations to 1 Mt/y at an average of 4 g/t Au from 800,000 t/y currently.”Southern Cross’s contribution to St Barbara’s growth path will be enhanced with the commencement next month of new open pit operations at Nevoria; and three likely new open pits – Transvaal, Edwards and Axehandle – in 2009.Thompson told delegates the maiden contributions from the new Leonora assets will commence in the September quarter this year with a 600,000 t/y, 8.4 g/t Au objective for the redeveloped historic Gwalia underground, and a similar sized but lower grade contribution – 2.0 -2.5 g/t Au – from Leonora’s planned open pit opportunities.The current refurbishing and mine development programs for Leonora involve a A$150 million capital works schedule – and are geared Thompson said to achieve the total 600,000 oz annual output by 2010. “The additional 400,000 oz needed to secure our 1 Moz objective are anticipated to come from new projects from within our current landbank and from acquisitions and joint ventures,” he said.St Barbara has current total reserves of 2.3 Moz of gold, a resource of 10.1 Moz and a gold exploration and development landbank in Western Australia covering 18,000 km2.
MICHAEL NOONAN HAS said that a letter written by the former president of the ECB to then Finance Minister Brian Lenihan could be released for the banking inquiry, but stressed it was a legal decision.He added that the release of the letter has been the subject of numerous freedom of information requests which have been denied.European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly said in March she was unhappy that the ECB had blocked the release of Jean-Calude Trichet’s letter, but Noonan outlined today that subsequent investigations by the office found that the ECB were within their rights not to make it public.It’s been speculated that the November 2010 letter suggested that Ireland’s emergency funding could be cut off if the country did not enter a bailout programme.“Requests to release the letter have been made under our own freedom of information provisions on a number of occasions. The refusal to adhere to the requests has been upheld on one occasion by the office of the information commissioner,” Noonan told the Dáil today“I understand that the ombudsman’s office found that the ECB was entitled not to disclose the letter,” he added.The Governing Council of the ECB came to the view that it would not be appropriate at this point in time but indicated it would reevaluate the disclosure of the letter at a more advanced stage of post-programme surveillance.Noonan was responding to a question from Sinn Féin’s Peader Toibín who wanted the minister to confirm that the letter would be made available for the inquiry.Sinn Féin’s MEP Martina Anderson also submitted a formal question to the ECB in March asking under what conditions they will release the letter and what action they may take if Minister Noonan released it unilaterally. Michael Noonan compared the letter to the Third Secret of Fatima. Source: Oireachtas.ieBut the minister said that the release of the letter for the banking inquiry was not his decision alone, instead the ECB has to be consulted:As regards release of the letter for the banking inquiry, any request which may be received from the banking inquiry will of course be considered, taking into account the terms of reference of the inquiry. I should also point out that it would be standard practice and in line with the principle of cooperation among public institutions for the ECB to be consulted ahead of its release.Toibín replied that he felt the the minister’s position remained unclear. He said that the ECB is “holding a veto” over the release of the letter and told Noonan that “your responsibility is in standing up for Ireland’s interests”.The minister said that international communications are exempt under freedom of information and that its contents mightn’t necessarily be important in any case :Personally I have no particular problem whether it’s released or not. It’s like the Third Secret of Fatima, people will be disappointed when they see it.Read: 2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public >Read: Will Noonan publish the ECB letter that forced Ireland into a bailout? >
Tryten Technologies of Seattle, Washington, a physical computer safety company, is introducing the Mac Mini Security Mount. With it you can secure your Mini to a variety of security cable options rather than permanently mounting the Mini to your workspace or monitor. The design includes a LockBar with a high-security, seven pin pick-resistant lock. The LockBar can be secured with a Kensington-style security slot cable or with one of Tryten’s other cable kits.The open design of the mount provides access to all peripheral connections and the disk slot, and maintains Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. You can pick one up now for $67.70, or even cheaper if you buy in bulk.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Two Australian education institutes are headed to Greece to inform Greeks wanting to migrate to Australia about what they need to do to study here. Representatives from Australian Industrial Systems Institute (AISI) and Institute of Tertiary and Higher Education Australia (ITHEA) will be conducting information sessions on how someone can apply for their courses, what type of study is involved, what life is like in Australia and what the visa requirements are. Roula Tsiolas, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of AISI, said these session were organised as a response to requests they were receiving as a result of the Australian Government’s Skills Australia Needs expo. Both agencies are holding the sessions independently of the Skills Australia Needs sessions. Tsiolas told Neos Kosmos that the requests AISI had received came from people who, in some cases, weren’t considered for the expo “given their lack of qualifications and experience of some of those individuals”. “With all the queries, we thought we could possibly go recruit some people for training which will make them more eligible applications for their visa,” Tsiolas said. She said this is an initiative of AISI, “responding to the needs of people who have called through” and enquired about skilled education training in Australia. AISI will be offering free information seminars to Greeks for courses in automotive, building and construction, business and English language. Another institute, ITHEA, is also organising a series of information sessions in Athens and Thessaloniki for prospective students wishing to study in English in Australia. Peter Jasonides, Managing Director of ITHEA, told Neos Kosmos that ITHEA is getting a lot of queries from Greeks receiving the wrong information on migrating to Australia. He said that through these sessions ITHEA plans to set the record straight. “With this misinformation [the students] are getting, they are not able to make a calculated decision. And it’s not just about the education in Australia, it’s about life in Australia as well. These people are used to a completely different lifestyle than what we have in Australia. So those sorts of things they need to be aware of before they make the huge plunge to migrating to Australia,” said Jasonides. He said the main queries ITHEA receives are: what courses do they have available; what is it like to study in Australia; what is life like here; what are the visa requirements to study here, and how would they enrol. AISI’s information sessions will be held in Athens on the 8 and 9 October and ITHEA’s sessions will be held in the two major Greek cities of Athens and Thessaloniki between the 2 and 14 October. For more information, visit ITHEA at ithea.vic.edu.au and AISI at aisi.edu.au/
Are you itching to jump head-first into the world of quad-copters and aerial photography? Now’s the time to buy! Today, Dell is offering up a whopping $200 eGift card when you pick up a Mavic Pro drone from DJI. • DJI Mavic Pro Drone with $200 Dell eGift Card for $999Okay, so what are the basic specs you need to look for here? It weighs a bit over one and a half pounds, it measures about 13 inches on the diagonal, the max speed tops out at 40.4 miles per hour, it includes a 12.7 megapixel camera with three-axis stabilization, and it pairs seamlessly to most iOS and Android devices.Without factoring in wind complications, the max flight time comes in at about 27 minutes, and max hovering time is 24 minutes. So just how far can you go with that kind of battery life? Sans wind, you could theoretically make it about eight miles on a single charge. Impressive, right?As for photos and videos, you can enjoy JPEG or DNG photos at 4000×3000, 1080p video at 96fps (H.264), and 4K video at 30fps (H.264). The micro SD slot accepts cards up to 64GB, and an optimal card only costs about $23 on Amazon.And the eGift card? That’s good for about anything in the Dell online store. Use it to offset the cost of a new tablet, to pick up a few new games, or even grab some drone accessories. Just remember that it will expire 90 days after the eGift card is issued, so don’t wait too long to use it. Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the Dell site for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at email@example.com.For more great deals head over to TechBargains.
9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next NXT TV tapings still on for ThursdayThe scheduled NXT TV tapings for this week will take place tonight (Thursday, September 14) as scheduled in Winter Park, Florida despite the campus being shut down due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.Full Sail issued this tweet confirming the tapings tonight.Yes. The NXT taping will be held as normal tomorrow.— Full Sail University (@FullSail) September 13, 2017Stephanie McMahon book updateStephanie McMahon noted on Twitter this week that her new book is “officially on hold.”McMahon’s tweet can be viewed below.LOL! My book is officially on hold. There are too many stories that need to be told before mine. One day, I promise! https://t.co/StQ9hIiBQK— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) September 12, 2017 Facebook The Binge: Googleboxer Isabelle shares what TV shows she hates Meghan McCain Says She’s ‘Fat Shamed’ On A ‘Daily Hourly Basis By The Internet’ WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television Twitter Now Playing Up Next Trade hopes lift Wall Street Now Playing Up Next Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBirdersVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:10/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 95.38%0:05Remaining Time -1:05 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Birders Google+ First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has revealed the potential loan move for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke will not be going ahead.Solanke, who was part of England’s U-20 triumph in 2017, is yet to feature for the Reds this season and Hodgson confirmed he was interested in bringing the striker on loan to Selhurst Park.However, following Palace’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night, the former England head coach revealed the deal wasn’t going to happen.“It is a club decision,” said Hodgson, according to Sky Sports.“We were interested, I think he is a good player.”“It turns out there are complications, other factors involved in it, and the club decided in the end it was not the right moment for us to be doing it.”Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I do feel a little bit disappointed for the player, because I think at one stage he made up his mind in our favour.”“So it looked as if it was going to work out, but it didn’t work out in the end.”“These are things you accept as a manager, because there are always elements that are beyond (a) coach’s control.”“If there are other players the club can bring in I won’t be adverse to that, because we have a very small squad and we don’t have a lot to back us up.”“We are on the look out and the chairman and technical director are anxious to do what they can.”“But it’s not easy, certainly when you have limited financial resources.”
A conceptual drawing of the new Blood Bank of Alaska building. Courtesy of the Blood Bank of AlaskaA recent complaint filed with the Food and Drug Administration alleges that mismanagement and financial impropriety at the Blood Bank of Alaska have led to dangerously short supplies of blood this summer.The story was first published by the Alaska Journal of Commerce, And Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes spoke with reporter DJ Summers about what’s known so far.Listen nowYou can read DJ Summers’s latest article in the Alaska Journal of Commerce here.
An above-ground section of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System near the Toolik Field Station in the North Slope Borough. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The Alaska state government is forecasting that oil prices this year and next year will be slightly higher than it projected in the fall. And it said oil production will be slightly lower.Combined with some other changes, the state’s Department of Revenue now projects that the state will have $89 million less for the budget that ends in June. And it will have $39 million more for the budget that begins in July.The price per barrel is forecast to be $68.90 this year, roughly a dollar higher than the last forecast. And the price is forecast to be $66 next year, which is $2 higher than before.But oil production is projected to be about 15,000 fewer barrels per day this year than previously forecast, falling from 526,787 barrels per day in the fall forecast to 511,460 barrels in the update. And it’s projected to be nearly 4,000 fewer barrels per day next year, from 533,197 forecast in the fall to 529,459 forecast in the spring update.