first_imgPeople use the social channels in two very different ways. One of these ways is extraordinarily useful, and one is mostly an enormous waste of time. Your results using the social channels are based on which of these choices you make.ConsumptionMost consumption is a poor choice. The Internet provides an infinite number of distractions. If there is something that interests you, the social channels will provide access. If you are bored, you can scroll and scroll and scroll forever, or until something captures your attention.Consuming content may entertain you, and it may occasionally educate you, but mostly it steals your time, producing nothing in return for the investment you’ve made.CreationThere has never been a greater boon to creators than the Internet, and specifically the social channels.  I now call this digital, distinguishing the practical commercial aspects from pure consumption.If you are a writer, you can publish. If you are an entertainer, you can entertain. If you are someone who sells, you can create awareness and establish your expertise. If you are a business, there has never been a bigger, better platform from which to conduct commerce.It doesn’t matter much where you are and what you do; if you are a creator, the digital channels are unmatched—and if they aren’t in your space, they soon will be. But only for creators.Artist? Perfect! Solopreneur? Outstanding! Small or Medium-sized business? Nothing better on Earth. Big commercial enterprise? Scale has a whole new meaning.The digital transformation, which we are still on the front end of, is going to impact you differently depending upon whether you are primarily a consumer or a creator. It is a content creator’s world, and you are just living in it. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

first_imgA woman here has alleged that a BSP leader whom she accused of rape has sent out threats from prison that she would “meet the same fate” as the Unnao rape victim.The former student of a Varanasi college had in May lodged an FIR against Atul Rai, who is in jail and yet to take oath as a BSP MP after being elected from Ghosi constituency in the last Lok Sabha election.In a video clip which recently surfaced on social media, the woman is heard saying that she, her family members and a witness are being continuously threatened. Her phones are being tapped and a fake case has been registered against the witness, she has alleged.The woman has claimed in the video that she is being threatened by Mr. Rai that when he will come out of jail she will meet the same fate as the Unnao rape victim. The Unnao victim is in hospital after meeting with an accident, allegedly at the behest of expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar against whom she had lodged a rape case. Additional SP Sanjay Yadav said the police have taken note of the video and are investigating the matter.last_img read more

first_imgPutting up a splendid all round show, India scored a comfortable 16-run win over the West Indies in the one-off Twenty20 international to begin their Caribbean tour on a resounding note here on Saturday.It is India’s first win over the West Indies in T20 format as they had lost the previous two encounters at Lord’s and Kensington Oval.After being invited to bat on a tricky Sabina Park Oval strip India recovered from a top-order collapse to post a competitive 159 for six and then restricted the hosts to 143 for five.Host skipper Darren Sammy had asked second-string India to bat under helpful conditions for the pacers and he himself did all the damage with four wickets as the visiting batsmen struggled to adjust to the bounce of the pitch.India owed their recovery to top-scorer S Badrinath (43) and Rohit Sharma (26) as they combined for a 71-run stand for the fifth wicket after the visitors were reeling at 56 for four inside nine overs.Yusuf Pathan (15 off 6) and Harbhajan Singh (15 off 7) hit some lusty shots towards the end to help India cross the 150-run mark.Indian bowlers then complimented the good batting effort from the middle-order with a disciplined performance.Harbhajan Singh (2/25) took two wickets while Praveen Kumar (1/27), R Ashwin (1/30) and Munaf Patel (1/35) contributed in the win with a wicket apiece.For the West Indies, Darren Bravo hit a-run-a-ball 41 and Christopher Barnwell sparkled with a 16-ball unbeaten 34 but that only reduced the defeat margin for the hosts.- With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFormer French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko secured her first WTA title in over two years on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-1 rout of Julia Goerges in the Luxembourg final.Ostapenko, 22, broke second seed Goerges four times to clinch a third career title — her first since winning in Seoul in September 2017. Victory will move the Latvian, currently ranked 63rd, back into the top 50 next week.’It was a great week!’@JelenaOstapenk8 surely enjoyed the #WTALuxembourg— WTA (@WTA) October 20, 2019 Ostapenko, who claimed a shock triumph at Roland Garros in 2017, lost to US teen phenom Coco Gauff in three sets in last week’s Linz final.BENCIC CELEBRATES WTA FINALS QUALIFICATION WITH TITLESwiss ace Belinda Bencic fought back from a set down to beat home star Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 on Sunday and lift the Kremlin Cup.The victory came a day after the 22-year-old clinched the final slot at the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen, a tournament boasting record $14 million prize money..@BelindaBencic + = #KremlinCup— WTA (@WTA) October 20, 2019 It is the first time that Bencic has reached the WTA Finals where she will line up against Ashleigh Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina.Earlier this season Bencic won the WTA event in Dubai and reached the final at the Mallorca Open. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. belinda bencicJelena Ostapenkokremlin cupLuxembourg Open First Published: October 20, 2019, 11:06 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgWith technology already playing a major role in cricket, one major innovation can be a cricket ball with an embedded microchip that could hit Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) this summer.Kookaburra, the Australian ball manufacturer, is keen to see it used at test level soon, reports to the report, Kookaburra is in the final stages of testing the new product — SmartBall — having the ability to deliver instant statistics on speed — at release point, pre-bounce and post-bounce which are more comprehensive and accurate than a normal radar.It will also measure revolutions at the same points, which is unprecedented in-game data for spinners.This SmartBall can in future assist the umpiring and Decision Review System (DRS) process by showing whether a ball has definitively hit the bat or the grass, in the case of catches that are too close to call.The Kookaburra SmartBall is here.It looks, feels and moves the same way as a regular Kookaburra cricket ball, but collects and communicates instant statistical data on revolutions, speed.Want to change the way you play? Register your interest today: Kookaburra Cricket (@KookaburraCkt) August 12, 2019SportCor, a firm chaired by former Australian pacer Michael Kasprowicz, has teamed up with Kookaburra to make the innovation happen.The companies involved in the project are insisting the SmartBall be first used in one of the world’s many T20 leagues in coming months, with the BBL firmly on their agenda.advertisementAnd if it’s found to be successful there then it could be used in international games.Also Read | Unwillingly paid tribute to Aryabhatta: Virender Sehwag trolls himself in funny tweetAlso see:last_img read more

first_imgUnited States USA vs Panama: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Oli Platt Last updated 2 years ago 01:00 10/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Pulisic USA USA Today Sports United States WC Qualification CONCACAF United States v Panama Panama World Cup Bruce Arena’s team must avoid defeat to keep their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup automatically alive but will want a victory Panama can qualify for next summer’s World Cup finals by beating the United States in Orlando on Friday night.Following a loss against Costa Rica and a draw against Honduras, the Americans find themselves a point behind Panama with two games left to play.As a result, the U.S. currently occupy the inter-confederation play-off spot and must at the very least avoid defeat at Orlando City Stadium to keep their hopes of finishing in the top three – and qualifying automatically – alive. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Game USA vs Panama Date Friday, October 6 Time 19:35 ET / 00:35 BST TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Geoff Cameron USAIn the U.S., the match will be available to watch live on television on ESPN2 and by stream via WatchESPN. It can also be watched in Spanish on Univision. US TV channel Online stream ESPN2 WatchESPN In the UK, the match will not be available to watch live on television or by stream. UK TV channel Online stream None None SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position USA players Goalkeepers Howard, Guzan, Rimando Defenders Beasley, Zusi, Cameron, Gonzalez, Yedlin, Besler, Orozco, Ream, Villafana Midfielders Bradley, Bedoya, Feilhaber, Nagbe, Pulisic, Acosta, Arriola, McCarty Forwards Dempsey, Altidore, Wondolowski, Wood, Agudelo Gyasi Zardes has dropped out of the American squad due to injury, while Jordan Morris and Kelyn Rowe are also sidelined and Fabian Johnson is a surprise omission.Bruce Arena’s inclusion of five strikers and five central defenders in his squad suggests he could be leaning towards a 3-5-2 formation.Potential starting XI: Howard; Gonzalez, Cameron, Besler; Yedlin, Bedoya, Bradley, Villafana; Pulisic; Altidore, Dempsey. Position Panama players Goalkeepers Penedo, Calderon Defenders Torres, Baloy, Machado, Davis, Ovalle, Murillo, Escobar, Vargas Midfielders Gomez, Cooper, Quintero, Godoy, Buitrago, Barcenas, Gonzalez Forwards Perez, Tejada, Torres, Arroyo, Nurse Panama are unlikely to make major changes to the side that beat Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 last time out, though captain Felipe Baloy could come back into the lineup.Potential starting XI: Calderon; Murillo, Torres, Baloy, Ovalle; Quintero, Gomez, Godoy, Barcenas; Perez, Torres.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Tim Howard USAUSA are 8/15 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Panama priced at 5/1 and the draw available at 13/5.Click here to view dabblebet’s full selection of available match markets.GAME PREVIEW Michael Bradley USAThe table looks perilous for the United States, with Panama a point ahead of them and Mexico and Costa Rica well out of reach with just two games to play.But while it certainly has not been a smooth qualification process for the Americans, their fate remains in their own hands.If Bruce Arena’s side can win this match, things look a lot better: they face the weakest team still left at this stage, Trinidad & Tobago, in their final match while Panama host Costa Rica, who have only lost away at Mexico.A USA team that has won two of their eight qualifying games so far, though, can certainly not afford to be relaxed.Having to play through the play-off would be a nightmare for the States, with the scheduled dates clashing with crucial MLS postseason matches the likes of Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore are expecting to be involved in.It would also not say much about the ability of this team to make any noise in Russia next year.last_img read more

first_img Reuters MelbourneJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 15:56 IST Andy Murray went down fighting in the first round of the Australian Open (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray suffered a first round defeat at the Australian Open on MondayMurray has been suffering from a right hip injury for nearly two years nowBob Bryan has urged Murray to undergo a hip surgeryDoubles veteran Bob Bryan, who has made a successful return to competitive tennis following hip surgery, has urged Andy Murray to have the same operation but also warned the Briton that it could end his hopes of a comeback.Murray was eliminated from the first round of the Australian Open on Monday, and said the match could be the last of his professional career, with the pain of his right hip having become unbearable.The three-times Grand Slam champion said he would decide whether to have surgery within a week or push on through the pain to farewell fans at Wimbledon.Bryan, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles in men’s and mixed doubles, and an Olympic gold medal with twin brother Mike, cut his 2018 season short in May and had hip surgery in August before returning to competitive tennis this year.He said he had not advised Murray either way but hoped he would get the surgery to at least improve his quality of life.”I’m just telling him, I feel great, quality of life is great, practices are going well,” said 40-year-old Bryan.”Maybe I’m not 100 percent yet, but I’m only five months. The doctors said this is more of like a seven or eight months until you feel perfect.”Until I feel that, I can’t give you the guarantee, but I think he’s to the point where this is probably his last option.”I would love to see him do it just for quality of life. You can sleep, walk, be with your kids, play. It’s frustrating when you can’t put on your shoes.”advertisementBryan conceded that he was unsure how Murray’s hip would hold up under the comparatively greater strain of singles.”I never once told him this is the way to go because I do see that singles is a different monster,” he said.”Those guys are really sliding around, killing themselves for four hours. Who knows if this joint would hold up.”It’s not going to break, but who knows if you have that little explosiveness needed to be super quick on the singles court. If you’re a step slow, it’s very exposed out there on a singles court.”While limping and grimacing between points, a typically dogged Murray bowed out of Melbourne with a brave defeat in five sets to 22nd seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.An emotional Bryan struggled to compose himself in the media conference as he spoke of Murray’s tearful media conference on Friday when he said he would likely retire this year.”I stayed up till three in the morning watching all the tributes on social media,” he said.”It really hit a nerve with me. I mean, he’s a special guy. No one has a heart like him. I think you guys saw the response he got from everyone.””I personally think he can [come back from the surgery],” he added.”But, you know, there’s no evidence that it’s possible in tennis. I mean, so much wear and tear. But I think he could do it.”Also Read | Maybe I’ll see you again: Andy Murray tells Australian Open crowd after Round 1 exitAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow Bob Bryan Next Andy Murray can come back from hip surgery, says doubles legend Bob BryanBob Bryan has urged Andy Murray to have a hip operation but also warned the Briton that it could end his hopes of a comeback.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, made the disclosure at a signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Ministry and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) for the refurbishing of the Bodles Research Station’s seed laboratory and storage facility on April 25, at the Ministry in New Kingston. Story Highlights The Government has allocated some $300 million towards the Bodles Research Station redevelopment programme. The funds are to be used to expand and upgrade the infrastructure of the facility located in Old Harbour, St. Catherine. The Government has allocated some $300 million towards the Bodles Research Station redevelopment programme.The funds are to be used to expand and upgrade the infrastructure of the facility located in Old Harbour, St. Catherine.Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, made the disclosure at a signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Ministry and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) for the refurbishing of the Bodles Research Station’s seed laboratory and storage facility on April 25, at the Ministry in New Kingston.Mr Shaw said the redevelopment works include improvements to security, road network, farm buildings, water supply, irrigation systems, greenhouses, seed and post-harvest facilities.In addition, the Ministry has collaborated with the Jamaica Dairy Development Board for the rehabilitation of the forage systems and pastures to improve nutrition and productivity of the animals at the facility.Minister Shaw said phase one of the renovations of the existing dairy parlour has already been completed.Also, the Ministry is aiming to restructure the entire Research and Development Division to attract and retain highly skilled personnel to the research and innovation agenda, particularly in the area of sustainable agriculture, with emphasis on development and production.Focus will also be placed on the utilisation of diverse genetic material with climate resilient traits; and strengthening of the country’s response and recovery to shocks in the environment such as draught, temperature increase as well as plant and animal diseases.“We intend to return Bodles to its pride of place and a centre of excellence in agricultural research in the Caribbean,” Mr. Shaw said.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsMore than 160 children died in Manitoba last year and many of them have been involved in the children welfare system at one point in their lives.90 percent of these children were First Nation and Metis.This is according to a report released by the Manitoba Child Advocate in Winnipeg outlining child deaths in the province over the past five years.APTN’s Dennis Ward reports.last_img

first_imgTORONTO – David Heffel says he likes art as part of an investment portfolio because it provides daily dividends.“They’re assets that you can live with and enjoy on a day to day basis, but more importantly you can share them with family and friends.”Heffel, president of the Heffel Fine Art Auction House, has seen his share of paintings bought for a pittance sell for hundreds of thousands or even millions that prove to be fantastic returns on investments.But while returns are far from reliable, investment advisors say it can be a creative way to add a bit of diversity to an investment portfolio.“I think it’s a great idea,” said Michael Taglieri, who studied art history and worked in the art world before transitioning to become senior wealth advisor at Assante Capital Management Ltd.“It’s another way to diversify a portfolio, which is important, and it’s a good way to support culture.”The sentiment is part of a wider trend among wealth advisors who see art as part of growing passion-based investments.Deloitte’s Art and Finance report said 88 per cent of wealth managers polled said they think art and collectibles should be part of wealth management offerings and about half say diversification is one of the strongest reasons to include art in wealth management.The 2017 report showed the market can provide steady returns, citing Artnet indices that showed the global contemporary art market had a compound annual growth rate of 8.54 per cent over the previous 15 years.Investors shouldn’t, however, bank on such returns, as even some high-end art segments have shown negative returns in recent years, while average investors generally don’t have access to the higher-end art tracked in the indices.Taglieri’s advice to potential buyers is to look for young or emerging artists because the costs of entry are generally much lower.“If you’re going to an auction and buying from the secondary market of an established artist, your investment is a bit safer, a bit more solid, but you’re going to pay for it.”People looking to devote a small portion of a portfolio to dabbling in art should look around at many galleries, magazines and auctions to find what style they like, and make sure they love what they’re buying since it’s quite a speculative purchase, said Taglieri.“You really have to enjoy a piece, because it may take a long time to appreciate.”Heffel said that while the costs of entry are higher, he prefers to stick with more mid-career artists because the vocation is just so challenging that many artists drop out before being able to establish themselves and add value to earlier works.“I like to focus on mid-career painters that have some track record of some museum recognition, a public collection inclusion, and if you’ve had an opportunity to meet those artists, that they have a lifelong dedication.”To improve the chances of making a sound art investment, Heffel recommends exploring online databases of private auction sales and other online tools to understand the art market itself and which kind of art holds or increases in value.Buyers should also factor in insurance costs and make sure the paperwork is in order so the provenance of a piece can be proven, he said.For investors who would rather avoid the process of identifying, buying and storing high-end art, there are art funds where investors pool capital and buy pieces that would otherwise be out of reach.However, they don’t come cheap. Art funds are generally only accessible to high net-worth individuals, and can have opaque structures and sometimes onerous terms, making them a fairly niche product.The funds also run counter to the advice of collectors like Heffel who recommends buyers explore the creative world of fine art and carefully buy according to your taste, and budget.“In the early stages look at as much art as you can…standing face to face in front of as many art works as you can to educate your aesthetic eye.”last_img read more

Rabat –Moroccan security services are placed on high alert to avert thwart terrorist attacks on Moroccan soil.Director of Morocco’s intelligence services – General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) and General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) – Abdellatif Hammouchi called for the mobilization of all Moroccan security services and raised the country’s security alert level.Hammouchi met with all branches of national security following the police raid in Saint-Denis, northern Paris, on November 18 that resulted in the death of three terrorists, including the alleged mastermind of the November 13 Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud. “Hammouchi placed security services on high alert after Saint-Denis anti-terrorist operation”, Moroccan daily Al-Massae reported in its weekend issue.“Strict orders were issued by the DGSN to various security services on Thursday, November 19, in order to raise the security alert to its highest level,” where all security personnel is to be armed and ready at all times.“The alert was decided to ward off any attack likely to come from ISIS sympathizers, especially after Moroccan intelligence services succeeded to decipher the enigma of Paris bombings and provided their French counterparts with valuable information that enabled them to abort new attacks that targeted at La Défense and the business district in Paris,” the daily said.Several arrests have been made in Morocco of suspects linked to the so-called Islamic State. A French national was detained in Marrakech on Thursday and police investigate possible terrorist cells in Béni Mellal and Nador.According to the same source, the national security mobilization is prepared to thwart any act of terrorism aimed at Morocco.Armed unites of “Hadar” have been dispatched to protect the Kingdom’s most vulnerable and possibly targeted areas, including state institutions, public places, and tourism areas.Moroccan intelligence services played a central role in preventing another terrorist attack in the French capital.On Wednesday, based on the information provided by Moroccan intelligence services, French authorities were able to locate the whereabouts of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, alleged mastermind of the Paris terrorist attacks.In a meeting on Friday in Paris, French President Francois Hollande thanked King Mohammed VI for Morocco’s effective assistance following last Friday’s carnage. read more

Brock’s Office of Human Resources is seeking employee participation in upcoming focus group sessions.Planned for the end of March, the sessions will take a closer look at the 2017 Employee Engagement Survey results. Feedback will help the University understand employee’s interpretation of the survey questions and identify possible solutions to areas of improvement.Employees are encouraged to sign up for one of three focus groups on Focus on Learning:BUFA session(Faculty members and Librarians)Wednesday, March 28 from 9 to 11 a.m.Academic and Non-Academic Leadership session(Deans, Associate Deans, Managers and Directors)Wednesday, March 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.Staff session(Admin Professional, Exempt, OSSTF, IATSE and CUPE 1295/2220 and 4207 Unit 2, 3)Thursday, March 29 from 9 to 11 a.m.Questions about the sessions can be directed to Jolin Wang, HR Generalist at or x6733. read more

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. More than 40,000 people caring for a cancer sufferer are now having to fulfil core nursing tasks such as administering medicine and changing dressings, new data reveals.The cohort of people performing these roles has expanded by over quarter in the last five years, according to Macmillan Cancer Support. Too often this sandwich generation of carers find themselves pulled in every directionLynda Thomas, Macmillan Chief Executivecenter_img They charity estimates they now form part of a 110,000-strong “sandwich generation” of carers who are faced with looking after both a parent with cancer and their own children, almost nine in ten of whom are also juggling a job.The new report was based on research among almost 900 cancer carers and found that many suffer mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.Cancer carers are now spending an average of 17.5 hours a week looking after someone with the illness, the report found, an increase of 2.5 hours since 2011.The proportion of carers now involved in helping with healthcare tasks, such as giving medication, has also gone to 38 per cent from 28 per cent in 2011.Lynda Thomas, Macmillan chief executive, said: “Too often this sandwich generation of carers find themselves pulled in every direction by a physically and emotionally draining juggling act that can cause their finances to come under pressure, their working lives to suffer and their own health to bear the brunt.”last_img read more

first_imgHowever, the radio presenter has said that Mrs Leith has now apologised for her comments.He said: “I thought, well, that’s fair enough, so I said on the air on Tuesday ‘If you want any tips about the potential pitfalls, as long as you cook me lunch, Prue, because let’s face it, it’s not going to be the worst lunch in the world, we can have a chat about that.'”She emailed me after the show. She said ‘What a silly thing to say’. I said ‘No, it’s the perfect thing to say because a) it got you publicity for the new show and b) it’s absolutely right, by the way!”She was commenting on Mr Evans’ short and unsuccessful stint presenting BBC’s flagship motoring show.Presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will host the new series of Bake Off.The cook said she was “thrilled to be joining Paul, Sandi and Noel on the biggest show on TV and I cannot wait to see what the real stars of the show – the bakers – are going to create for us. Prue Leith apologised to Chris Evans for making a snide comment about his failed presenting gig on Top Gear.The newly-appointed Great British Bake Off presenter has been confirmed as Mary Berry’s replacement alongside Paul Hollywood when the baking programme moves to Channel 4.Talking before it was confirmed she had the role, she told the Press Association that if she replaced Mrs Berry she “doesn’t want to do a Chris Evans”. “It is such an honour to be part of The Great British Bake Off team.”center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgInternational Mining has been asked to be the International Media Partner for Austmine 2011. Austmine is the peak body representing the export sector of the Australian mining technology, equipment and services sector – It hosts an exhibition every two years that is a premier Australian “event for this sector drawing a broad audience of high level executives from the international mining arena,” Austmine says.The upcoming Austmine 2011 conference is to be held in Brisbane, May 17-18. It is an opportunity to showcase innovation and development of mining technology, equipment and services to the international mining industry. The biennial conference was last held in Adelaide in 2009 attracting over 270 delegates from 15 countries.Austmine notes: “A mining boom characterised by rapidly escalating costs and the growing realisation that resources needed to feed production growth – people, skills, materials and energy – are finite, is over. A new era beckons, one in which technology plays a leading role in controlling costs, productivity and safety. The technological revolution will make the next mining boom very different to what we’ve seen in the past 30 years. This premier international event will provide unique insights into innovative technologies starting to transform the mining landscape and focus on how the industry can tackle the ever emerging challenges of the global resources sector.”Robert Trzebski is the Austmine 2011 Chair and the Conference Committee members are Andrew Gray, Russell Mineral Equipment, Tom Hunter, Aker Solutions and Tim McLennan, CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship. Event Management: The AusIMM – Alison McKenzie, Manager, Conferences & Events, read more

first_imgLe plateau continental déplacé de 24 mètres par le séisme Les garde-côtes japonais ont indiqué hier que le séisme du 11 mars dernier avait étiré sur 24 mètre le plateau continental, sous l’océan Pacifique.Une partie du sol situé sous l’océan Pacifique s’est étendue sur 24 mètres en direction de l’est-sud-est suite au séisme du 11 mars. Ce sont des capteurs placés là par les Japonais qui ont permis de constater ce déplacement, nous apprend l’AFP.  Le décalage s’est produit à 130 kilomètres au large des côtes et s’avère être plus de quatre fois supérieur au déplacement qui a pu être observé sur les terres. En effet, la péninsule d’Oshika n’a, elle, bougé “que” de 5,3 mètres.  L’USGS (l’institut américain de géophysique) avait quant à lui déjà précisé que Honshu, l’île principale de l’archipel nippon, s’était déplacée de 2,4 mètres suite au tremblement de terre rappelle Sciences et Avenir.Le 7 avril 2011 à 20:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgSTEVENSON — A sheriff’s officer says a helicopter has picked up two of four hikers for whom authorities were searching in remote parts of Southwest Washington.Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said Tuesday night a helicopter had rescued Matt Margiotta and Kyla Arnold, who called for help Monday after snow obscured their route on the Pacific Crest Trail.Deep snow forced ground searchers to turn back earlier in the day.In a statement, Cox said the two hikers were being flown to Portland. He says they apparently didn’t need any medical care.A search is expected to continue today for the other two hikers missing in separate areas of Southwest Washington.Cox said another Pacific Crest Trail hiker, Alejandra Wilson, was reported overdue about 20 miles farther north than Margiotta and Arnold. Searchers from Lewis County were headed south on the trail, hoping to run into her.Meanwhile more than three dozen rescuers continued looking for Kristopher Zitzewitz, 31, of Portland, who became separated from his partner in the Big Lava Beds area of Gifford Pinchot National Forest on Saturday.Searchers had encountered two other hikers on the trail and persuaded them to turn around.last_img read more

first_imgNews The popstar takes the title from herself as the woman with the highest-grossing U.S. tour everAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Aug 22, 2018 – 5:46 pm GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift has outdone herself yet again, this time by breaking her own record of being the woman with the highest-grossing U.S. tour. The singer/songwriter has earned $191.1 million so far for the U.S. leg of her Reputation Stadium Tour.The star’s 1989 World Tour in 2015 also put her at the top of female tour earners, bringing in $181.5 million domestically, according to Billboard. The Reputation Stadium Tour is set to further surpass that number, as the current earnings tally is based on the 27 domestic shows to date, all which were sold-out. Swift still has 11 U.S. dates left to perform.Her latest tour is in support of 2017’s Reputation, her sixth studio album, which has given her six Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her latest single, “Delicate,” has earned her a total of 56 Top 40 hits, the highest number for any female artist.It seems like Swift is never done breaking records– she is one of only two female solo artists, along with Adele, to win a GRAMMY for Album Of The Year twice. She won the title at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards for Fearless and again for 58th GRAMMY Awards for 1989.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Email Facebook Twitter Taylor Swift Breaks Own Tour Record With Sold-Out Reputation Taylor Swift Beats Own Tour Record With Reputation taylor-swift-breaks-own-tour-record-sold-out-reputationlast_img read more

first_imgA 2,500-pound terrorist has been surprising sport and commercial fishermen outside Sitka harbors. There’s one thing he’s after—fish — and the season is just ramping up. This federally-protected mammal is causing more trouble than his weight for the city.A Steller sea lion has been frequenting the Sealing Cove fish cleaning station for more than a month now. When anglers cruise into the floating dock to fillet their catch, the animal beelines toward them for what he hopes is an easy meal.The sea lion in question has a distinguishing scar on the left side of his back. (Photo courtesy of Stan Eliason)Download AudioPolice Lt. Lance Ewers had his own run-in with the sea lion, after a day out on the water with his kids. He says he saw his friend cleaning fish by the runway on his way back into Sealing Cove and asked what was up. The sea lion had chased Ewer’s friend away from the cleaning station. So, like any good detective, Ewers had to find out what was going on. He drove over to the dock and left his kids on the boat.“All of a sudden the sea lion jumps up out of the water on to the fish cleaning station on the dock,” Ewers said. “And you would be surprised how agile they are even out of water. It doesn’t hop around you see on national geographic the walruses – don’t be fooled by the sea lion they get around just fine.”The sea lion didn’t see any fish, so it hopped back into the water, but not before sizing him up.“It did not fear me there was no fear whatsoever it knew it was a sea lion and I was a human and I was in its neck of the woods,” Ewers said.And NOAA law enforcement says that is the problem. The animal is accustomed to humans and has come to associate the cleaning station with food.Al Duncan is the assistant special agent in charge with NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement in Sitka.“It’s really a learned behavior on the sea lion’s part in particular because some of the reports we have received is people are actually taking fish carcasses and feeding the sea lions,” Duncan said.Duncan said the NOAA talked to the city about possibly moving the fish cleaning station until the sea lion dissociates it with food but that could cause further problems. Fish waste near the runway attracts birds, which causes safety hazards for airplanes. And cleaning fish inside the harbors is prohibited.“We posted some signs: Do not feed,” Duncan said. “We posted some additional signs making the public aware that there’s an aggressive sea lion that seems to be running about this location so that they’re aware of it and they can use extreme caution when using this facility.”And really that’s the best they can do. The sea lion is federally protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. That means the city and state have to stay hands off. Wildlife Trooper Tim Hall said if a bear was showing the same aggressive behavior the state would consider destroying it.Stan Eliason, the city’s harbormaster, said he can’t even haze the sea lion away from the station without proper permits.“It seems like they’ve got more protection than we do but it’s just how it goes,” Eliason said.He says he’s working with NOAA’s protected resources division out of Juneau to figure out the best course of action with the sea lion.“They’ve recommended putting scarecrows out there I don’t think that’s going to work he’s too comfortable with humans,” Eliason said.Sitka and Southeast have had problems with the massive marine mammals before. In 2014, a sea lion lunged out of the water and bit a commercial fisherman on his backside. A similar thing happened in Petersburg, too.Eliason said the sea lion’s behavior is the worst he’s ever seen. And now the animal has been reported in each of the city’s five harbors. He’s worried about the safety of harbor users, especially children. In one recent instance, this sea lion jumped aboard a man’s boat, startling him to the point he fell over and caught his hand in a hook.There is one option to get rid of the sea lion without federal intervention – subsistence harvest. Alaska Natives living on the coast are allowed to hunt the animals.“It’d be a win-win situation for me again so I don’t have to worry about the sea lion charging adults and children and pets,” Eliason said.But until if and when that happens, Eliason said: “Don’t feed the darn thing.”It is illegal to feed or attempt to feed sea lions in the wild. NOAA fisheries law enforcement will issue citations to those violating the law.last_img read more