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AITA EC may move court against Govt directive on Prez election

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) Backing the election of its President Anil Khanna, the AITA executive committee today refused to abide by the government directive on re-election and adopted a resolution that it will move court if the sports ministry persists with the order. At the meeting today Khanna said that he had offered his resignation to the government but the members asked him to continue. “We dont want to look like a weak body. We are going to write to the ministry one final time about our stand on the matter. If they still want us to remove the President, then we will move court,” AITA Secretary General Bharat Oza told PTI. “The government is not interpreting the sports code in correct manner. Even IOA does not feel that their interpretation is correct. Let the court decide what is the correct interpretation of the code,” said EC member Anil Dhupar, adding that “the government cant interfere in the matters of an autonomous body”. Oza said the government is not implementing all the clauses of the sports policy and is conveniently picking clauses to target a few people. “There is a policy that two-third majority is required if a secretary or a treasurer seeks a second term. But is it being followed. If that happens more than 50, 60 federations will be derecognised,” he said. Another EC member said that now government is also interfering in selection matters which was not acceptable. “How can they issue directions to choose partners for Olympic Games. They are forgetting that we have a selection committee and cant dictate on these matters,” the member said. PTI AT CM AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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How Ola Cabs turned a troll attempt from Arvind Kejriwal’s parody account to its advantage

first_img@TrollKejri on Twitter is an account dedicated to troll Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his jibes are so popular that he got 46 thousand followers in a matter of months. His Twitter bio says, “Parody of Parody,Troll Language in Politics has begun. Movie jaldi badlega.” After CM Kejriwal released a YouTube video in which he said PM Modi might even try to get him killed, Kejriwal was trolled left, right and centre on social media.Here’s the video (if you want to watch it): If not, let us tell you how Ola cabs managed to shoot down an attempt by the Kejri troll account to take a dig at Delhi CM with their help. Here’s what happened:The troll tweeted tagging Ola’s official Twitter handle saying he needs help.  Hello @Olacabs I need help Arvind Kejriwal (@TrollKejri) July 28, 2016Ola responded asking how they can help and the troll got the chance he was waiting for. He replied immediately saying, “Modiji might want to borrow a car from you guys to kill me. Do not provide him a car.”. @Olacabs Modi ji mujhe maarne ke lie tumse gaadi maangne aayenge. Dena mat Arvind Kejriwal (@TrollKejri) July 28, 2016But Ola cabs gave it back to him instantly with a fake map to Troll Bhawan.  They tweeted saying Modiji’s trip just ended and that the troll is on his own. Ola did not forget to ask the troll whether he needs a cab for himself. Good one, Ola! Twitterati seem to have loved this reply from Ola. The tweet has been retweeted more than 1,100 times. advertisementHere are some of the reactions to the whole conversation: @TrollKejri @Olacabs #DoobKeMarJaKejriwal D_Lord (@TheDesiLord) July 28, 2016@TrollKejri @Olacabs great sport @Olacabs …Respect…hahahaha Jag8211 (@jag8211) July 28, 2016@TrollKejri @Olacabs Kyu bhai, thappad khaya kya ..:D Raj Singh (@RiturajSingh13) July 28, 2016@trollkejri @olacabs really you are the king of trolls Chinmoy kalita (@Chinmoy81507087) July 28, 2016last_img read more

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Govt mulling expanding CSR scope to include sports promotion

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 2 (PTI) Government is considering widening the scope of CSR activities to include promotion of sports, including indigenous ones, through corporate funding, Rajya Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel said his Ministry has taken up with Corporate Affairs Ministry the issue of widening the scope of Corporate Social Responsibilty (CSR) activities in sports promotion by revising the existing norms. “The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports took up with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs the issue of widening the scope of CSR activities in sports promotion by revising the existing entry in either promotion and development of sports and promotion of rural sports, nationally recognised sports, paralympics sports and olympic sports. “The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has on July 19, 2016 intimated that the changes proposed by this Ministry would be examined by them while reviewing amendments to schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013,” he said in reply to a written question. Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, he said government was opening up five academies in different sports soon and another eight would be opened later in which football can also be included for having a centre of excellence. Goyal said government will hold sports promotion activities in 30 cities and proposes to provide football coaches in 25,000 schools across the country. He said the Ministry has also launched “Target Podium” scheme to help promote excellence in sports. Goyal also informed the House that Neeraj Chopra has created a new world record in Javelin throw and congratulated him for the achievement. PTI SKC ARCadvertisementlast_img read more

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Faf du Plessis appeals ICC decision after being charged for ball-tampering

first_imgCricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that Proteas captain, Faf du Plessis, has appealed the decision of the ICC Match Referee which found him guilty of a breach of Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct.”Faf has decided to appeal the match referee’s decision after he and his legal team had studied the written reasons provided by the match referee.” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.”In his mind Faf is clear that he did not alter the condition of the ball nor did he intend to do so and that the match referee was not correct to find him guilty. He is understandably feeling aggrieved.” (Faf du Plessis disputes ball-tampering verdict, denies cheating)”CSA will support him to appeal the decision before an independent Judicial Commissioner as there are issues relating to fair and just process, interpretation of the rules, science and performance that needs to be considered,” concluded Lorgat.Du Plessis was charged by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson after television footage appeared to show him applying an artificial substance to the ball during the fourth days play in the second Test against Australia in Hobart.Under the version of the Code that came into force on 22 September 2016, the offence was treated as a first offence. Du Plessis was fined 100 per cent of his match fee.In addition to the sanction imposed for his breach of Article 2.2.9, three demerit points have been added to Du Plessiss disciplinary record.last_img read more

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Costa hamstring injury confirmed by Atletico

first_imgAtletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has sustained damage to his left hamstring, the club have confirmed.The Spain international was substituted 69 minutes into his side’s 3-1 Champions League win over Club Brugge at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday.Costa was sent for an MRI scan on Friday that showed he has a problem with his hamstring. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Atletico did not speculate on how long he will need to recover.The former Chelsea forward netted twice in the UEFA Super Cup win over Real Madrid in August and once in the Champions League victory over Monaco last month, but has struggled for form in La Liga.Costa has failed to score in any of his seven league matches this term and his last goal in the top flight was back in February, in the 5-2 defeat of Sevilla.Atletico face Real Betis on Sunday in their final match before the international break.Costa had already been left out of the Spain squad by Luis Enrique.last_img read more

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Making Acccountability Count

first_imgPosted on January 25, 2011June 20, 2017By: Ann Starrs, President and Co-Founder, Family Care InternationalClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)When UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon formally launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health last September during the 2010 UN General Assembly meeting, a range of stakeholders made commitments totaling $40 billion for improved maternal and child health programs and services. The Global Strategy, a plan to save the lives of 16 million women and children in the world’s poorest countries, cuts across all the Millennium Development Goals, especially those related to health (MDGs 4, 5 and 6). It is designed to serve as a global roadmap to identify and mobilize resources, policies, and critical interventions, with engagement by governments, donors, academic institutions, health professional associations, NGOs, corporations, and many others.These ambitious goals and generous pledges, promising though they may be, are not enough to bring real change. That will come only when commitments are translated into real money and concrete action. As my organization, Family Care International, wrote in our own commitment to the Global Strategy, “commitments don’t save lives until they are actually delivered.”During a strategy meeting in Washington, DC last Friday, I shared an overview (here) on the Global Strategy, noting that accountability will be the key to ensuring that the Global Strategy drives clear, quantifiable progress toward achievement of MDG targets by 2015. The Global Strategy document stated this clearly:Accountability is essential. It ensures that all partners deliver on their commitments, demonstrates how actions and investment translate into tangible results and better long-term outcomes, and tells us what works, what needs to be improved and what requires more attention.Last month, the UN announced the establishment of a high-level Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health, co-chaired by the President of Tanzania and the Prime Minister of Canada. This Commission, with members from developed and developing countries, academia, civil society and the private sector, is charged with developing a framework for tracking resources and results at the global and country levels. Its two working groups — on ‘accountability for resources’ and ‘accountability for results’ – are already hard at work; the Commission’s draft report is due to the UN this May.As a member of the results working group, I will return to the MHTF blog soon to solicit your input on appropriate indicators, measurement needs, and accountability mechanisms (each working group has posted a “discussion forum” page here) , and to report back on our progress.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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Consumers Encouraged to Look for Hidden Salt in Foods

first_img More persons are now aware of the negative consequences of a diet consisting of high levels of salt and have taken steps to reduce the amount they add to their daily meals during cooking, and at the table.As the country observes March 12 to 18 as Salt Awareness Week, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica is appealing to persons to watch out for hidden salt.In an interview with JIS News, Executive Director of the Foundation, Deborah Chen, indicated that most of the salt we consume (75 per cent) is contained in processed foods.“We have to pay close attention to labels when purchasing food and take steps to lower the amount of salt we add to our food. We should also seek to add flavour to our meals by increasing the use of natural herbs and spices instead of adding more salt,” she suggested.Hidden salt in processed food is dangerous, especially when the product does not taste particularly salty and the consumer is lured into a false sense of comfort in consuming a significant amount of the harmful food items.A daily diet consisting of more than five grams of salt contributes significantly to the likelihood of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Alafia Samuels, pointed out that cases of high blood pressure have been on the rise in Jamaica, and the effects are also impacting children.“Examining the findings of islandwide test data from 2017, almost 18,000 girls and 15,000 boys, 10 to 19 years old had elevated blood pressure linked to obesity,” stated Professor Samuels.In the meantime, Ms. Chen said the Foundation recognises that high blood pressure is directly related to salt consumption and “has sought to help Jamaicans jump-start the process by knowing their numbers”.As their key activity in observance of Salt Awareness week, the Foundation is offering free blood pressure and limited body mass index (BMI) screenings at its Beechwood Avenue location throughout the week (March 12 to 16). More persons are now aware of the negative consequences of a diet consisting of high levels of salt and have taken steps to reduce the amount they add to their daily meals during cooking, and at the table. Story Highlights In an interview with JIS News, Executive Director of the Foundation, Deborah Chen, indicated that most of the salt we consume (75 per cent) is contained in processed foods. “We have to pay close attention to labels when purchasing food and take steps to lower the amount of salt we add to our food. We should also seek to add flavour to our meals by increasing the use of natural herbs and spices instead of adding more salt,” she suggested. last_img read more

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Province Seeks Help of Trail Camera Owners

first_imgGovernment is asking Nova Scotians who use trail cameras to help biologists manage the province’s deer and bear populations by sending in their observations. “The more eyes, the better, when it comes to collecting current wildlife information,” said Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller. “We are asking hunters and others to fill out a trail camera survey describing what they see in their photos, to add to the information we use in making good wildlife management decisions. They can also send in the photos themselves.” Trail cameras automatically take photographs of wildlife when triggered by an animal’s movement. Many hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts operate trail cameras in the province. Natural Resources already collects information on the deer herd through deer pellet surveys, information provided by hunters when deer are harvested, and by examining a deer’s jawbone after harvest to determine the deer’s age. The department wants to add to that data through this latest request. Responses can help show such things as how many does have fawns, how fast the deer population is growing, how many cubs black bears are having this year, and locations where bear or deer are thriving. They can also provide similar facts about other wildlife. Everyone who submits a completed trail camera survey form before Dec. 10, will have a chance to win a high-quality trail camera. Participants in the survey will receive information on how to enter the photo contest. Survey information must be from trail camera photographs taken before Dec. 10 and can be submitted at https://novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/trailsurvey/. The winning photo and a selection of others will be posted on the website.last_img read more

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Cong presents report card of AAP govt

first_imgNEW DELHI: Congress’ Delhi unit chief Sheila Dikshit, presented a report card of the AAP government, and said that in the last four and a half years, Kejriwal only became a “Poster Boy”, visible through advertisements and newspaper statements without understanding and bothering to solve the problems at the ground level. The AAP Government has been a total failure in delivering on its promises, and it only took credit for the works done by her Congress government during its 15-year rule in Delhi, Dikshit asserted. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesShe said that the AAP and the BJP governments together destroyed the path of development that was charted out by the Congress government with vision and great effort. The AAP government, on its own, did nothing, and only halted the development works started by the Congress government, she claimed while addressing media at DPCC office. She said that the Kejriwal government squandered Rs 611 crore on self publicity in the last four years, for putting out advertisements not only in the newspapers of Delhi, but also in the media of other states, and for contesting elections in other states, which was a criminal waste of the tax payers’ money. Dikshit, who is the Congress candidate for the North East Delhi Parliamentary constituency, said that the people of Delhi now want the Congress back in power to resume the stalled development works and also provide a stable and efficient government, which is now badly needed by all sections of Delhiites as the Congress government had put Delhi among the best cities in the world.last_img read more

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Traders Borrowing Record Cash to Fund UK Stock Purchases in Rising

Marrakech- Market traders on the London Stock Exchange are borrowing record amounts of cash to invest in the UK’s rising stock markets, according to an article in The Daily Telegraph.A similar borrowing streak caused the big stock market crash in 1929, the article points out. Substantial rises are being seen in world stock markets. The level of margin debt that traders are using to buy shares in the stock market reached the highest levels on record, according to the latest data from the New York stock exchange reports the Daily Telegraph.US traders reportedly have borrowed $460 billion from banks and financial institutions to back shares leaving traders dangerously exposed and banks heavily extended. The situation is now worse than the so-called dotcom bubble which burst in 2007. The article laments that the lessons of the crash of 1929 and the depression of 2008 have not been learned. A sudden collapse of confidence could again lead to financial disaster. The problem comes when selling suddenly takes over as investors feel they are over exposed and a margin call leaves traders and investors out of pocket. Prices fall in line with collapsing confidence. Profits are wiped out. Banks and financial institutions collapse in a worst case scenario.As many potential first time house buyers are borrowing heavily to get their foot on the ownership ladder, a crash could leave them with negative equity and properties they cannot sell, the same disaster that happened in 2008.Banks are still extremely vulnerable and economies are weak. Populations are trapped by heavy taxation and salaries which are not increasing. European and American economies are by no means out of the woods. read more

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Climate change threatening mountain ecosystems – UN

Global warming is harming mountain ecosystems as melting glaciers increase the frequency of flooding and raise the spectre of conflict, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today on the International Day of Mountains.“As glaciers disappear and snowlines move upwards, river flows are likely to change and lack of water may lead to conflict and affect hydropower generation, forestry and agricultural-based livelihoods,” said Alexander Müller, FAO Assistant Director-General for Natural Resources.Mountain areas are especially susceptible to global warming, resulting from rising concentrations of greenhouse gases – generated by human activity – in the atmosphere.In Bhutan, glaciers are retreating at a rate of 20 to 30 meters annually which has caused flooding downstream leading to loss of life, crops and pasture lands.The health of livestock and people alike is impeded by higher temperatures. While a warmer climate could mean extinction for some wild animals due to their disappearing climates, humans are threatened as malaria will move to higher altitudes as is already happening in East Africa and the Andes, FAO said.Meanwhile, a new UN-backed report launched at the world body’s Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, showcases the efforts of one dozen cities worldwide to promote sustainable urban development and curb climate change.The new study, entitled “Liveable Cities: The Benefits of Urban Environmental Planning,” was published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Cities Alliance and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability.“A modern city can only be truly successful if it can convincingly demonstrate its green credentials by recognizing its natural assets, creating efficient water, energy and transport infrastructure, and protecting its citizens in the face of present and future impacts of climate change,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner from Bali.Cities’ efforts highlighted in the report range from one in Bayamo, Cuba, to utilize horse-drawn carriages in a bid to solve the public transportation shortage, to another in Taiyuan, China, where an emissions trading scheme has been introduced to help reduce the sulphur dioxide concentration in the air.Clearing, draining and setting fire to peatlands – wetlands storing 10 times more carbon per hectare than other ecosystems – emits over 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, another UNEP-backed study noted today.That amount is roughly 10 per cent of yearly global emissions from fossil fuels.“Just like a global phase-out of old, energy guzzling light bulbs or a switch to hybrid cars, protecting and restoring peatlands is perhaps another key ‘low-hanging fruit’ and among the most cost-effective options for climate change mitigation,” Mr. Steiner said.Peatlands occur in 180 countries, covering 400 million hectares or 3 per cent of the world’s surface.The “Assessment on Peatlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change” – produced by UNEP and the Convention on Biological Diversity together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Global Environment Centre (GEC) and Wetlands International – called for urgent measures to protect and restore peatlands. 11 December 2007Global warming is harming mountain ecosystems as melting glaciers increase the frequency of flooding and raise the spectre of conflict, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today on the International Day of Mountains. read more

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Law and Order Minister decides to resign from his post

Law and Order Minister and United National Party Parliamentarian Sagala Ratnayaka says he has decided to resign from his post in the best interest of the UNP.Ratnayaka said in a Facebook post that he had communicated his decision to the UNP. The Minister said that he had informed the party leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he is prepared to sacrifice his Ministry post and do anything which will help strengthen the party.Ratnayaka said the decision he took was personal and he will accept any other position offered by the Prime Minister. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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7 million Ethiopians need humanitarian aid this year UN envoy says

“In 2004, 7 million people are still in need of humanitarian assistance, for which donor support continues to be required,” Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari said in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, yesterday, during a five-day visit to the East African country. Due to much better rains and crop production, this year’s need is a 45 per cent reduction from 2003, he said. While about 57 per cent of food aid requirements have been pledged so far, amounting to some 490,000 tons, only 20 per cent of required non-food assistance has been made available by donors, mainly for health, water and sanitation, seeds, and capacity strengthening, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).”The Government, with its partners, has embarked on an ambitious program to eliminate food insecurity among 5 million chronically food insecure people in the next three to five years,” the Special Envoy said. A “New Coalition for Food and Livelihood Security” must build on the existing partnerships between Government, donors, the UN and other parties that were successful in 2003, while finding long-term development solutions, he added.The Government’s new food security initiatives include a voluntary resettlement programme, which aims to provide access to land during the next three to five years for 2.2 million food-insecure people living on parcels that are too small to provide for them, OCHA said. Mr. Ahtisaari said resettlement presented challenges, but with adequate resources and adherence to the agreed guidelines, it also provided hope for many vulnerable families. read more

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Work resumes on UN treaty to protect rights of persons with disabilities

“What we do agree upon in this committee will have direct consequences for those who have to face their life and personal development with a disability,” the Chairman of the General Assembly drafting committee, Ambassador Luis Gallegos Chiriboga of Ecuador, told the opening session yesterday at UN Headquarters in New York. He called on the Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities to “make the greatest efforts in the shortest possible time” to finalize the treaty. It is the committee’s fifth series of meetings. “We must attend to the needs of a segment of the world population which, in spite of disability, gives us a lesson for living and for overcoming adversities,” Mr. Gallegos said. It was agreed to discuss in informal consultations the proposals resulting from the review of the draft articles to narrow down differences for further negotiations. These articles cover security; freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment; freedom from violence and abuse and freedom of expression and opinion. They also include respect for privacy, the home and the family; and living independently and being included in the community. read more

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Annan agrees to extend OilforFood committee to followup on findings

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has written to Paul Volcker, chair of the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) into the scandal-ridden Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme, to agree to Mr. Volcker’s request to extend the Commission’s follow-up operations until the end of March 2006.According to a UN spokesman, the extension is exclusively for the purpose of assisting national authorities who wish to follow up on the findings included in the Commission’s reports. Starting 1 January, the follow-up entity, to be called the Office of the IIC, will be headed by a new Executive-Director. It will not retain any investigatory authority, as the IIC has completed its investigation and its three commissioners will remain on a strictly advisory capacity. Upon receiving the 27 October final report of the Committee, which revealed a network of kickbacks and surcharges involving companies registered in a wide range of countries, Mr. Annan called on Member States to take action against illegal practises by companies under their jurisdiction.At the same time he reiterated his commitment to “vital” reform of the UN management structure in response to criticism in earlier IIC reports that found failures in actions by the UN Secretariat in regard to the now defunct $64-billion Programme which allowed Saddam Hussein’s sanctions-bound regime to sell oil to buy essential supplies. read more

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Australia Hayes Creek zincgoldsilver progressing well

first_imgPNX Metals’ Hayes Creek zinc-gold-silver project is located in a favourable mining jurisdiction in the Pine Creek region of Northern Territory, 170 km by road south of Darwin. It comprises 14 wholly-owned mineral leases including the Iron Blow and Mt Bonnie VMS deposits which were acquired in 2014 from Newmarket Gold NT Holdings, a subsidiary of Canadian-listed Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.The Hayes Creek Project’s JORC 2012 mineral resource estimate (85% Indicated, 15% Inferred) across the Iron Blow and Mt Bonnie deposits contains 177,000 t zinc, 238,000 oz gold, 16.2 Moz silver, 37,000 t lead and 10,000 t copper.  This is equivalent to 1.1 Moz of gold, or 445,000 t of zinc.A PFS was completed over the project in late June 2017 and announced to the market on 12 July 2017. This confirms it to be a high value, relatively low risk and technically strong development opportunity for the company. The study forecasts the project to generate an NPV10% of A$133 million, based on net smelter revenue from the sale of zinc and precious metals concentrates of A$628 million over a 6.5 year mine life. With a low A$58 million of initial capital expenditure, the project is forecast to have a 73% IRR and pay-back period of just 15 months.The proposed development at Hayes Creek is based on a steady state 450,000 t/y processing rate with ore sourced from initial open pit mining operations at Mt Bonnie and subsequent underground mining operations at Iron Blow. In total, approximately 3 Mt of ore are forecast to be processed over a 6.5 year mine life of which 98% is classified as Indicated Mineral Resources and only 2% as Inferred.The PFS assumes construction of a purpose built processing plant with crushing, grinding, and flotation circuits to generate two valuable product streams, a zinc concentrate and a precious metals concentrate. Annual production in concentrates is forecast to be 18,200 t zinc, 14,700 oz gold, and 1.4 Moz silver, or 39,100 t of zinc equivalent.  The concentrates will be trucked to the Port of Darwin and then shipped to international markets for sale and smelting and refining.  The development strategy at Hayes Creek includes the use of existing infrastructure including rail, road, high voltage power lines and water, designed to boost economics and reduce project risk.In his recent Chairman’s address to shareholders, Graham Ascough reported: “At Fountainhead, the preferred location for a processing facility for Hayes Creek, recent drilling has intersected high grade gold mineralisation beneath the historic pits, demonstrating that there is considerable potential to grow the mineral inventory both at depth and along strike.“Approximately 1.5 km to the northwest of the historic mining area at Fountain Head, our initial drilling targeting a gold-in-soil geochemical anomaly returned an outstanding intercept of 6 m grading 39.6g/t Au (Banner prospect). This is an exciting result as we have many similar looking soil anomalies on the project that have yet to be tested. Also, the intercept is near surface and remains open in all directions. A subsequent diamond drill hole has been completed at Banner and assays are pending. Importantly, however, this follow-up drill hole has provided structural and geological information that will guide the next round of drilling at Banner to determine the extent of this high-grade intercept.“Drilling at another exploration prospect, Cookies Corner, has also delivered solid results that suggest the presence of an extensive gold system. Gold mineralisation was intersected in all 16 drill holes of an initial program that covered an area of approximately 500m by 100m. Several holes terminated in mineralisation at the depth capacity of the rig and the mineralisation remains open in all directions. High gold grades from surface rock chip samples located on trend and north of the initial drilling provide an obvious target for future drilling programs and this area will be tested with RC drilling in the coming weeks.“Hayes Creek remains a high value, relatively low risk and technically strong development opportunity. Our regional exploration is designed to complement and enhance the Hayes Creek development, and to identify new, potentially stand-alone resources. Continued success from this program would likely have a very significant economic impact on the project and the company.“The advancement of the Hayes Creek Project towards development alongside the growth potential demonstrated by our regional exploration efforts has attracted new investors to PNX and we are pleased to welcome Delphi as a new substantial holder in the company.”last_img read more

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Intel demos Keeley Lake swivel laptop

first_imgIntel has used Computex 2011 to show off its proof-of-concept new Keeley Lake design.Keeley Lake is essentially a laptop that converts to a tablet by incorporating a swivel display. That’s nothing new, but where Keeley Lake differs is in its use of the new Cedar Trail Atom processor.AdChoices广告Essentially, what Intel is offering manufacturers is the next-generation dual core Atom chip built on a 32nm process in a super-thin laptop design. The fact it converts to a tablet means it can potentially cross the gap to that market and be attractive to someone who wants both a netbook and a touchscreen tablet device.In order to class as a Keeley Lake machine Intel has imposed a few must-haves. Just like the new Ultrabook category, the laptop can be no thicker than 20mm. It must also include a multi-touch capacitive display, and be “stylish” and “sleek” in its design. In other words, these machines have to be super thin and good looking.The units on display at the Intel booth are not real products and will never come to market. However, Intel is hoping some of the big manufacturers will take a look and decide to develop their own Keeley Lake laptops.Read more at Intel and EngadgetMatthew’s OpinionTablets are great for their portability and touch interface, but they aren’t perfect. If they were, we wouldn’t see keyboard accessories for them, or cases that double as a way to turn your tablet into a netbook.I think there is definitely a market for Keeley Lake, but it has to allow for very thin laptops that remain easy and light to hold when in tablet mode. As they use an Atom chip, and with Intel’s restrictions on thickness, I’m pretty confident that’s both achievable and desirable for companies like Asus, HP, and Samsung to name but a few who may pick this design up.We have netbooks and nettops today running Atom without a fan. With the move to 32nm there will be even less heat being dissipated meaning less cooling and the chance to go very thin. The new Ultrabook category is seen as the true MacBook Air competitor, but I don’t see why Keeley Lake couldn’t cater to that crowd too.The one downside of Keeley Lake is manufacturers may see it as an opportunity to “go premium” and charge more than you would expect to pay for a netbook. That would be a mistake, and if anyone wants to compete with tablets they need to keep the price low for what is essentially a swivelling netbook.The good news is, it may be very easy for manufacturers to keep the price down. Intel is expected to cut the price of Cedar Trail Atoms by as much as 50% meaning a Keeley Lake device can easily compete with current netbook pricing.last_img read more

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The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_img Short URL The 5 at 5: Thursday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Dec 1st 2016, 5:09 PM No Comments 6,487 Views Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 5:09 PM http://jrnl.ie/3114379 Share Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/Dawn Balaban Image: Shutterstock/Dawn Balaban EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #DENIS O’BRIEN: The billionaire claimed he and his family received death threats following disclosures made about him in Dáil Éireann in 2015.2. #ORKAMBI: The company which makes the cystic fibrosis drug has called for the Minister for Health to directly intervene to allow patients access it.3. #FLYING HIGH: Ryanair has announced it is partnering with Spain-based tour operator Logitravel to offer package holidays.4. #BUZZ ALDRIN: The second man to walk on the moon has been removed from the South Pole for medical reasons.5.#AUSTRIA: Police said six dead bodies have been found in a house, with media reporting that all were from the same family and included three young children.Comments have been disabled due to ongoing legal proceedings By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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