Non-resident Odias push for modern public library system

first_imgThe Odisha Society of the Americas (OSA), a forum of non-resident Odias, has urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to set up a well-integrated modern public library system in the State by implementing the Odisha Public Library Act, 2001.The OSA has offered to assist the government by linking up with domain experts and extend other support for creating a public library ecosystem in the State.“Public library is the most democratic public institution that will promote literacy, including early childhood literacy, digital literacy, skill development, employment, entrepreneurship and social inclusion,” said OSA president Lalatendu Mohanty.Expressing happiness over the State government’s announcement to set up a panchayat library-cum-infotainment centre in each gram panchayat to cater to the needs of people of the rural areas, the OSA said it would help create a knowledge-based society.“To start with, Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendras should be used for rural libraries. In urban areas, municipalities can provide existing or new infrastructure from the city budget. The pre-existing private libraries with excellent track record should be adopted based on their interest. All school libraries need to be converted into digital libraries at the panchayat level with custodians and librarians in place for better management of the library system,” the forum recommended.last_img read more

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PBA Finals: Hotshots overcome June Mar Fajardo, Beermen for 1-0 lead

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Magnolia held off San Miguel Beer, 99-94, for a 1-0 lead in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee came up big down the stretch for the Hotshots, who also won the finals opener last year but ended up dropping the next four games to lose in the series.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sangalang posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Lee had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists.The Hotshots overcame June Mar Fajardo’s herculean effort of 35 points and 21 rebounds.Game 2 is on Friday, 7 p.m., still at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ONE: After string of defeats, Richard Corminal more than determined to get on track SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Crowd starting to fill up the Big Dome for Game 1 of the #PBAFinals between San Miguel Beer and Magnolia. | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/SknmF3TPEj— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 1, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics “I talked to my players at halftime and I told them we can’t beat San Miguel on the offensive end and I’m very happy because they responded to the challenge by playing defense in the second half to limit San Miguel to under 100 points and that’s the key,” said Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Manchester United hammered 3-5 by EPL minnows Leicester City

first_imgDavid Nugent celebrates after scoring for Leicester City against Manchester UnitedManchester United twice surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game on Sunday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to cap its thrilling comeback.Angel Di Maria’s exquisite chip put United 2-0 ahead in the 16th minute but it proved in vain as Leicester came from 3-1 down with 28 minutes left.Penalties by David Nugent and Leonardo Ulloa – the second after Tyler Blackett’s sending-off – came either side of goals by Esteban Cambiasso and Jamie Vardy as United’s defense imploded at King Power Stadium.Robin van Persie and Di Maria scored to give United a great start before Ulloa reduced the deficit in the 18th with a third goal in a five-minute span. Ander Herrera regained the two-goal lead with a deft flick before United collapsed, leaving the team with five points from its opening five games.”We have too many players who want to seek for the goal,” United manager Louis van Gaal said.”It is not good,” he added, “because we have the game in our pocket and gave it away.”After beating Queens Park Rangers 4-0 last weekend, United’s all-star attack looks in good shape, with Radamel Falcao making his first start and setting up Van Persie’s deflected header for the 13th-minute opener. Di Maria repaid even more of his $99 million price tag by producing another effervescent display and his goal – a scoop over the goalkeeper from about 15 yards (meters) out – would have been the highlight on another day.advertisementBut United continue to look vulnerable defensively, with Blackett’s upcoming suspension and a first-half injury to Jonny Evans not helping. Leicester could have won by even more as it created chance after chance in the final minutes.Manchester United’s Daley Blind reacts after his team’s 3-5 loss to Leicester City”It was absolutely brilliant,” said Vardy. “We exploited their weaknesses and we got the result.”Leicester’s fightback was sparked by a penalty awarded after Rafael da Silva was adjudged to have pushed Vardy in the back. The striker appeared to have got away with a nudge on Rafael seconds earlier.Nugent slammed his penalty down the middle, Cambiasso drove in a low shot less than two minutes later for the equalizer before Vardy was sent clean through in the 79th minute to slip a low shot past David de Gea, with no United defender near him.Blackett was bundled off the ball by Vardy in the 83rd minute and, in attempts to get the ball back, tackled the striker from behind. Blackett was shown a straight red card and Ulloa made no mistake from the spot.”How is it possible to give this game away?” Van Gaal said. “Leicester has proven already in four games that they have a strong character and that when they are 3-1 down, you can play all the game with more possession but you cannot do these kind of things.”last_img read more

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Heat wave likely to prevail in Telangana for next two days

first_imgHeat wave is likely to prevail at most places in Telangana for the next two days including in districts like Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Rangareddy, Khammam, Medak.”Dry weather is likely to prevail over the state with most places likely to record maximum temperature between 42 and 45 degrees Celsius,” an release issued by Indian Meteorology Department said.”No large change in maximum temperatures over Telangana. They were markedly above normal at one or two places over Telangana. The highest maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius was recorded at Nalgonda,” it added.Heat waves have claimed 35 lives in Telangana so far, prompting the state government to issue alerts in all districts to take precautionary measures to minimise the impact of the prevailing weather conditions, senior official had said yesterday.last_img read more

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Multi-discipline sports initiative of Ril Foundation launched

first_imgMumbai, Aug 27 (PTI) A multi-discipline pan-India sports initiative under the banner of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) was launched here today by Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani.RFYS said it is poised to professionalise school and college sports competitions with a unified approach towards creating an ecosystem to encourage, support and define a career path in sports for the youth.In the first year, 2,200 teams in four categories – Junior Boys, Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Senior Boys – will be competing in the football games to be played in eight cities – Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Kochi, Goa, Chennai ,Pune and Delhi.The competition will have pre-qualifying rounds followed by the main draws in each of the above cities. City winners in each category would qualify to play for the national honours, a Reliance Foundation statement said.Over the next three months, the megapolis and its suburbs will see over 500 institutes fielding over 600 teams playing football at various grounds.RFYS will produce video footage of the competitions, making the scouting process for raw talent a much easier task across the country.It has also set up an six member advisory board comprising sports personalities including Nita Ambani, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, tennis player Leander Paes, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, professor Dipak Jain and actor Ranbir Kapoor.At the onset of the launch today, Wilson College and H R College played a football match at the Bandra Kurla complex.Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor also cheered for the two teams. In the game, H R College emerged victorious as they thrashed their opponents 2-0.advertisementFoundation chairperson Nita Ambani is a member of the International Olympic Committee. PTI NRB ARS AH AHlast_img read more

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Zaha: I’d have to break a leg for someone to get a red card!

first_imgWilfried Zaha believes he would have to suffer a broken leg for one of his opponents to be sent off four a foul on him.The Crystal Palace forward’s wonderful individual effort earned his side a 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday but was forced to endure another game that saw him on the receiving end of several hefty challenges.Mathias Jorgensen angered Zaha by pulling him down in the contest at the John Smith’s Stadium, with the Dane shown only a yellow card for his actions. 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! The 25-year-old has drawn 11 fouls so far this season, with only Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Leicester’s James Maddison and Will Hughes of Watford receiving greater such attention.Speaking to BBC Sport following the victory, a frustrated Zaha said: “I feel like before anyone gets a red, I’d have to get my leg broken or something. That’s why I lose my head.“Some of the yellow cards, against Watford, the guy [Etienne Capoue] stood on the back of my calf and still a yellow card. It’s like, ‘why am I getting different treatment to other players?’“I just don’t understand it and it’s every week, every referee.”Roy Hodgson’s side arrested a three-match losing run in the Premier League with victory in Yorkshire, with Zaha’s goal further extending his total as Palace’s highest goalscorer in the competition.Yet despite his success with the ball at his feet this year, the striker admitted that the fear of injury has somewhat held him back from reaching what he sees as his best form.“It’s hard because obviously, it doesn’t make you want to go on a run because you feel like someone will come through the back of you or do whatever and you’ll get injured,” Zaha added.“It doesn’t allow you to express yourself the way you normally want to express yourself, that’s a difficulty but obviously at the same time I have to let my feet talk as well.”Palace return home next week to host winless Newcastle United on September 22 before they face Championship outfit West Brom in the Carabao Cup three days later on September 25. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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F&S: COM for battery-powered applications with numerous interfaces

first_img Continue Reading Previous Bosch and HARTING: plug&play IIoT kit monitors machine conditionsNext ST: single-chip three-phase and three-sense BLDC driver F&S Elektronik Systeme introduces a new Computer on Module as part of the efus product family. Efus A53LS is based on a 64 Bit NXP processor, the QorIQ LS1012A Layerscape, with ARM Cortex-A53 core and 800 MHz clock frequency. The CPU is optimized for battery-backed or USB-powered, space-constrained networking and IoT applications. Other highlights are high performance, fast interfaces and low power loss of only one Watt (typ.). The LS1012A incorporates the same Trust Architecture and software compatibility of higher-tier QorIQ LS family devices, enabling scalable, secure applications that leverage a common 64-bit software platform. Efus A53LS is equipped with up to 512MB DDR3L RAM and 64MB QSPI NOR Flash. It comes with interfaces like 2x 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet, WLAN IEEE802.11b/g/n, BT 2.1 + EDR, 4.0/4.1, UART, 2x I2C, SPI, USB 3.0 OTG, CAN, SDIO for μSD Slot, SATA and PCIe. F&S Elektronik Systeme’s customized Linux Yocto supports all available interfaces of efus A53LS, enabling an easy software development without the need of having in-depth hardware knowledge. efus A53LS will stay available until minimum 2031 (Commitment to Longevity by NXP).The efus form factor has become very successful on the market, due to its frequently demanded characteristics: It has a size of 47x 62mm only and a 230 pin plug connector (MXM2), as well as the possibility to realize a design with a four-layer base board only. Other efus modules are available with NXP i.MX 6ULL, i.MX 6SoloX and i.MX 6Solo/ Dual/ Quad, modules with i.MX 8 are planned for 2018.F&S Elektronik Systeme supports its customers with the F&S project guarantee: we are at your side from the project start until the successful completion of the project. Starterkit, workshop, documents for hardware and software development and free support by our experienced engineers complete the comprehensive F&S support.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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WATCH: Alexis hits curling match-winner

first_imgUEFA Europa League VIDEO: Alexis Sanchez hits beautiful curling goal against Koln Last updated 2 years ago 06:01 15/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Getty Images UEFA Europa League Arsenal Arsenal v Köln Köln A. Sánchez Videos The Chilean scored the match-winner against Koln as the Gunners opened their Europa League campaign with a 3-1 victory Alexis Sanchez had a moment of magic during Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Koln in the Europa League on Thursday.The Chilean scored a brilliant goal to put his side ahead in the second half, cutting inside from the left wing before curling the ball into the top corner.Alexis Sanchez took matters into his own hands to give Arsenal the 2-1 lead! #UEL https://t.co/pwi0oQpUcs— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 14, 2017The Gunners fell behind early after Koln’s Jhon Cordoba scored a stunner from 45 yards out, but Sead Kolasinac tied the match shortly after half-time. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? 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 After Sanchez gave his side the lead, Hector Bellerin put the icing on the cake with a goal of his own in the 82nd minute.last_img read more

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García, Kuchar and Holmes: three golfers out of touch with reality

first_img Twitter Read more Support The Guardian In no particular order 2019 in golf has seen: murmurs of discontent or confusion relating to new rules; squabbles over slow play; negative publicity as the European Tour opted to stage an event in Saudi Arabia; the vilification of Sergio García after damage done to greens in Saudi Arabia; and an epic rumpus involving what Matt Kuchar paid – or did not pay – a caddie. Individually these events are bothersome enough but, when taken collectively, they portray the image of a sport grasping for happy pills.This week, for the first time in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, players are permitted to wear shorts for pro-am and practice rounds. A topic so trivial it is barely worthy of a shrug will attract attention as if delivering seismic change on the game. It is little wonder. Share on Twitter Facebook Fifty seconds for a one-foot putt: Is slow play killing golf? Tiger Woods Topics Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Share on Messenger Sergio García disqualified from Saudi International after smashing greens … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp features Tiger Woods turns it on again in the final round of the Genesis Open. He will be looking for victory in Mexico as he warms up for the Masters. Photograph: Xinhua/Barcroft Images Reuse this content Is it third time lucky? The early signs are at least promising. McIlroy will tee up at Chapultepec on Thursday. The resurgent Tiger Woods will do likewise, in what will prove a fascinating insight into interest in this sport’s most famous player in unorthodox professional territory. That there is no cut means a guarantee of Woods for four rounds, useful to analysts and the 14-times major champion himself after the weather delays which disrupted last weekend’s PGA Tour stop in Los Angeles. Whisper it but Augusta National is not so far away.The broader picture, even so early in the year and owing to a bizarre set of circumstances, is that golf could sorely do with some uplifting tales emanating from central America. PGA Tour What combines García, Kuchar and Holmes is the inevitable public sense that golfers in the upper echelon are out of touch with reality, that they believe they can do as they please without fear of serious penalty. Garcia’s petulance, Holmes’s ignoring of what helps grow the game and Kuchar’s thrifty touch despite outrageous wealth sit uneasily with the public at large.Against this backdrop it is somewhat poetic that Woods, whom by his own admission erroneously operated within his set of rules for too long, offers hope. His comeback from severe injury appeared complete amid success at the Tour Championship last September but should the 43-year-old do likewise on Sunday, for what would be the 19th time in a World Golf Championship, the Masters narrative will gather considerable pace. Woods would be doing his sport a humungous favour. It is uncanny how, the more things change … Share on LinkedIn Tiger Woods claims Tour Championship for first victory in five years Share on Pinterest Share via Email Sergio García Sportblog The World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship is an unlikely saviour for the sport. At the first staging of this tournament, in 2017, players and caddies were affected by sickness to such an extent that an emergency ward by the 18th green would have been a valid addition. The impact on last year was inevitable; Rory McIlroy gave the event a miss despite a $10m prize pot, as again did Jason Day. The tournament seen by many as a beacon of light, having prised WGC status away from the Donald Trump-owned Doral site in Miami, was floundering. US sports Victory for JB Holmes on Sunday at the Genesis Open has not been assessed – externally anyway – without reference to his chronic pace of play. The antics of Holmes – procrastinating and pontificating, never ready when it is his turn to play – made this event unwatchable even to seasoned golf fans. Holmes shrugged his shoulders after walking off with a cheque for $1.3m. “There’s times when I’m probably slow but it is what it is,” Holmes said. The inference was simple: “I couldn’t give a …”That the PGA Tour, a members’ organisation, will not appropriately penalise serial slow-play offenders is hardly news. A key point with this will arrive, surely, only if those providing live broadcasts of events decide the product is being meaningfully harmed. Viewing figures for Sunday’s final round would make interesting reading. European Tour Since you’re here… Read more Pinterest Read more García’s extraordinary episode in Saudi, a woefully ill-fated European Tour production, was followed by an apology which implicated personal circumstances. Whether the Spaniard’s penalty starts and ends at disqualification from that event is apparently still a matter for discussion.So, too, is how badly Kuchar’s reputation has been besmirched by his low-balling of a temporary caddie when he won the Mayakoba Classic in Playa del Carmen. As public relations blunders go, not least for a player commonly portrayed as more pure than the driven snow, this was incredible. Three months on, due in no small part to media attention, Kuchar’s climbdown led to David Ortiz securing a payment of $50,000. Intriguingly, Kuchar is back in Mexico this week, where one presumes he will keep his head down. Share on Facebook Golflast_img read more

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Lynching is inhuman absolutely wrong Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

first_imgMumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday termed lynching as an “inhuman” act and called for stern action against perpetrators of such crimes.Talking to reporters in Latur district during his ongoing ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra’, Fadnavis also said he is a “Hindutvawadi” person but with a scientific mindset. Several incidents of mob fury have come to light from various places across the county in recent times. To a query on it, Fadnavis said, “Mob lynching is inhuman and it is absolutely wrong. The perpetrators should be ready to face the consequences for their actions. There should be strict action against those involved in lynching.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’When a reporter asked whether he, representing a “Hindutvawadi party”, was considering financial aid for those performing ‘yagnas’ (ritual in front of sacred fire often with mantras) for good rainfall, Fadnavis said, “I am a Hindutvawadi person but with a scientific temperament.” So far, there has been no need of carrying out any cloud seeding drive for artificial rains in the Marathwada region, he said. Cloud seeing in a procedure under which an array of chemicals is used to aid precipitation in clouds. There was a demand for facilitating artificial rains in the drought-prone Marathwada some weeks back when the region was not receiving good monsoon showers.last_img read more

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Military commanders drawing up new options after victory over ISIL

first_imgOTTAWA – Military commanders are re-assessing Canada’s future role in Iraq as declarations of victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have been met with new rifts and tensions across the war-ravaged country.Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced earlier this month that the country had been “fully liberated” from ISIL after the militant group, also known as Daesh, was cleared from the last pockets of territory that it had held in the country.The proclamation capped three years of often intense fighting that first started when ISIL captured large swaths of Iraq and Syria in 2014 and declared the creation of a self-styled caliphate.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan told reporters following a visit to the Middle East this week that victory came faster than Canada and its allies had expected, and the focus now is on ensuring stability in Iraq after ISIL.The military will present options to the government in the new year, though it seems evident that Canadian forces will be training Iraqi counterparts to protect against various threats from inside and outside the country.Sajjan did not give any indication that the government was planning to end Canada’s military mission in Iraq, which was extended this past summer to March 2019.“The progress against Daesh has gone actually quite well, to the point where we are actually ahead of schedule based on our plan,” he said by telephone from London, where he was meeting with his British counterpart.“As you know, we’ve taken 100 per cent of the territory but a lot more work needs to be done to make sure that stability within the nation remains and the capacity building needs to start.”But despite ISIL’s defeat on the battlefield, peace and stability remain fleeting in many parts of Iraq as long-standing divisions and tensions have started to re-emerge and even erupt into violence.The most recent incident has seen three days of deadly protests in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, where the main Kurdish political parties have turned on each other amid allegations of corruption.The Kurds have also been at odds with the central government in Baghdad after holding a non-binding referendum on independence in September, which set off a series of limited skirmishes.The federal government, which had largely ignored warnings of such a development for years, responded by ordering Canadian forces in Iraq to suspend all assistance to their Iraqi and Kurdish allies.That order remains in effect.There have also been complaints about the slow pace of reconstruction in Iraq, particularly in Sunni-dominated areas, and concerns about Iran’s growing influence with the Shia-controlled government in Baghdad.The government is also looking at what additional aid efforts are needed to rebuild the country, Sajjan said, and bring its various ethnic and religious factions back together.“We’re committed to making sure that … we can continue the great work that has begun with the military but also making sure that the rehabilitation piece is there, that political stability also remains,” he said.— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

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Randgold shareholders vote in favour of merger with Barrick Gold

first_imgTORONTO – Shareholders of Randgold Resources Ltd. have voted in favour of a merger with Barrick Gold Corp.Randgold says just over 95 per cent votes cast were in favour of the deal, representing about 70 per cent of outstanding shares.The proposed combination, announced in September, will add gold mine properties in Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Barrick’s portfolio.The deal, which valued Randgold at about $7.9-billion when announced, will also see Randgold chief executive Mark Bristow move to the same role at Barrick.Barrick Gold shareholders voted more than 99 per cent in favour of the deal earlier this week.Last week, Barrick sweetened its offer to Randgold shareholders by boosting the dividend offer for 2018 to US$2.69 per Randgold share from the US$2 initially proposed.Companies in this story: (TSX:ABX)last_img read more

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Whitey Bulger letters fetch as much as 1430 at auction

BOSTON — Letters written behind bars by notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have sold for as much as $1,430 at an auction.The letters auctioned Sunday provide a glimpse into Bulger’s life behind bars before he was killed by fellow inmates last year. The letters were written to a man Bulger met in prison.The auction house says the six letters fetched between $845 and $1,430 each.In the letters, Bulger longingly recalled his old days at Alcatraz, complained about the gentrification of his old neighbourhood and discussed how other inmates would try to push his wheelchair when he passed.Bulger was beaten to death in October shortly after being transferred to a troubled prison in West Virginia. He was serving a life sentence for participating in 11 murders.The Associated Press read more

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Mens Hockey Rohlik Osiecki Meeting Highlights BadgerBuckeye Connections

Former OSU coach Mark Osiecki will return on the other bench when the Buckeyes’ face Wisconsin on Jan. 26. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsMarch 23, 2013 marked the final game of Mark Osiecki’s three-year tenure at the helm of Ohio State hockey. The Buckeyes lost 3-1 to Notre Dame in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association semifinal. Osiecki has fired and then-assistant Steve Rohlik was promoted. Rohlik and Osiecki were not only teammates on Wisconsin’s 1990 national championship team, they were both captains, with Rohlik donning the ‘C’ and Osiecki an ‘A.’Following that title, the two went through various coaching stints around the country, including two more NCAA championships for Osiecki as an assistant at North Dakota in 1997 and Wisconsin in 2006. A portion of Minnesota-Duluth’s 2011 national championship roster can be credited to Rohlik, who served as an assistant there for 10 seasons from 2001-2010 before reuniting with Osiecki in Columbus.“I was in such a great spot at Duluth for 10 years,” Rohlik said. “I was treated so well and we had a great thing going. But in this game, sometimes you have to take a leap of faith. To me, it was kind of about the Big Ten. It was before the league, but there was talk that it was going to happen.”Rohlik, now in his fourth year guiding the Buckeyes, is set to face his close friend for the first time on Thursday since their separation almost four years ago.“I got the opportunity to be here because of him,” Rohlik said. “He’s coached at a lot of different levels. He loves the game, he’s passionate about the game. He’s very organized and detailed and those are some of the things, for me, that I’ve learned that can help me.”Osiecki spent the last two seasons with the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League before becoming part of the massive regime change in Madison that saw Tony Granato replace Mike Eaves as head coach.Rohlik, who played with all three of Wisconsin’s coaching trio during his career as a Badger, currently has the Scarlet and Gray ranked as the No. 8 team in the country, their highest ranking since they were No. 6 on Jan. 23, 2012, under Osiecki.Wisconsin, meanwhile, has started to turn things around. After just 12 wins the past two seasons combined, the Badgers are 11-8-1 and coming off a weekend split against No. 6 Minnesota in Madison.“They’ve done a great job coming in and putting a spark in the program, but let’s not forget they’ve got some great hockey players when you look up and down their lineup,” Rohlik said. “It’s been a perfect mesh, and they’re a team to be reckoned with.”The Badger-Buckeye coaching connections don’t stop there.After the departure of OSU assistant Brett Larson in the summer of 2015, another former Badger was brought into the fold on the Buckeye bench, Mark Strobel.Strobel, a standout defenseman for Wisconsin in the early 1990s, reached the NCAA tournament final in 1992 and was captain for his junior and senior years.  “I think it’s something you’ll always have the rest of your life, being an alumni wherever you played college hockey,” Strobel said. “You wish them well as an alumni but we’ve got to take care of our backyard and we want to do what’s right for our program. I like to see them do well against everyone but us.”When the game starts on Thursday, history, connections and friendships are all secondary.What matters to the coaches involved is OSU and Wisconsin, facing off for the 25th time in history.“Obviously, how can I not think of what happened (at Wisconsin),” Rohlik said. “To win a national title, to be a two-time captain and play with the guys I played with. Those memories are forever. At this point for me, it’s all about Ohio State. I bleed Ohio State every day, and there’s no other place I’d rather be right now. I’m here just to carry on the tradition.”Puck drop between OSU and Wisconsin is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Schottenstein Center, with Saturday’s contest taking place at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York City. read more

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Prince George gay icon article referred to as sick

first_imgAn article on a leading LGBT website has been branded ‘sick’ and garnered complaints after it drew attention to people on Twitter referring to Prince George as a ‘gay icon’.The piece was published by PinkNews after a picture surfaced of the four-year-old prince with his hands on his face in a helicopter in Germany last month.A Northern Ireland politician has launched a complaint about the website.Jim Allister, leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) party, has demanded PinkNews withdraws the article and apologises.He said:  “Sexualising a young child in this fashion is entirely inappropriate. Samir Hussein/WireImage Credit:Karwai Tang/WireImage “In reality, the photo which prompted the piece shows a four-year-old boy who is smartly dressed and excited about being on a helicopter with his male father and female mother.”To take an image of a little boy and to fantasise of him being an icon for a life defined by sex is outrageous and sick.”The article by Josh Jackman was published on 25 July with the headline: People think Prince George looks fabulous in this new photo. It then goes on to describe the young prince as a “gay icon”.It said: “The monarch-to-be has always been cute and well-dressed, but one day before his fourth birthday, a photo of him excitedly holding his face changed everything. 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.center_img “Mr Allister also appeared to claim that being gay is a ‘life defined by sex;. This is an outrageous statement. I am gay and about to marry my fiancé, something Mr Allister opposes, and I can certainly say that my life is not defined by sex.”I am also surprised that the media reporting on this story does not mention in its report that Mr Allister is a politician who has strongly opposed LGBT rights for as long as he has been involved in politics. Mr Allister opposed the decriminalisation of homosexuality and was the only member of the Northern Irish Assembly to oppose pardons of gay men convicted of offences that would not be crimes today. Mr Allister is not an impartial commentator on this issue, he is a person with a long history of opposing the rights of LGBT people.” “At least, that’s what the people – sorry, his subjects – are saying.”Benjamin Cohen, the Chief Executive of PinkNews, said: “I’m surprised that Jim Allister is such an avid reader of PinkNews that he spotted a minor article from three three weeks ago to complain about today.”Despite claiming to have written to me, I have not received any form of communication from Mr Allister, so I was surprised that he decided to issue a press release about a letter before actually having the courtesy to send it to the supposed recipient.”Mr Allister’s letter contains a number of concerning points. He criticises PinkNews for not being a member of the entirely voluntary IPSO (the Independent Press  Standards Organisation). At present, no national or global UK based digital media only publications are regulated by IPSO but there is a consultation on future regulations underway that PinkNews is participating in. Until this review has been completed, PinkNews and no other global digital media publications are regulated by IPSO.”At no point did PinkNews state that Prince George is a ‘gay icon’- the article merely reported on a large volume of social media posts saying that he was. The article also explored what it means to be a gay icon and referenced other ‘gay icons’ such as the pop singer Ariana Grande. Karwai Tang/WireImage Credit:Samir Hussein/WireImagelast_img read more

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Curiosity Rover Takes First Bite of ClayBearing Unit on Mars

first_imgDid I do that? This #Mars rock was so soft, I didn’t need to use percussion, making it the first sample obtained with drill rotation alone. This gif of “Aberlady” shows that it and surrounding rocks appear to have moved when the bit was retracted. https://t.co/nA2SJjblgu pic.twitter.com/jrqwr2MT9p— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) April 11, 2019“Curiosity has been on the road for nearly seven years,” Project Manager Jim Erickson said in a statement. “Finally drilling at the clay-bearing unit is a major milestone in our journey up Mount Sharp.”Officially Aeolis Mons, the three-mile-tall mountain is a primary target of scientific study; Curiosity started its trek up the peak in late 2013, reaching the mission’s main destination on Sept. 11, 2014.NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) previously spied a strong clay “signal” in the area, long before Curiosity landed in 2012. Pinpointing the source of that signal could help determine if a wetter Martian era shaped this layer of Mount Sharp.“Each layer of this mountain is a puzzle piece,” Ashwin Vasavada, a project scientist with JPL, said. “They each hold clues to a different era in Martian history. We’re excited to see what this first sample tells us about the ancient environment, especially about water.”The hills and troughs in this little valley, carved between a ridge and cliffs higher up Mount Sharp, almost look like undulating waves (via NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)All along its journey, Curiosity has discovered clay minerals in mudstones that formed nearly 3.5 billion years ago as sediment in ancient lakes, which, as with water elsewhere on Mars, has long since dried up.Now, scientists are eager to analyze the Aberlady sample for traces of clay minerals—which usually form in H2O.This is just the start of NASA’s work with the clay-bearing unit.The JPL team plans to drill several more times over the course of the next year, hoping to learn what makes this region different from the ridge behind it, and an area with a sulfate signal higher on the mountain.More on Geek.com:NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Two Solar Eclipses on MarsInSight Probe ‘Pushes Aside’ Stone, Continues Hammering MarsNASA Releases Blueprint to DIY Curiosity Rover NASA’s Curiosity rover is still kicking around Mars, and this week achieved a major milestone.The car-sized device recently got its first taste of the long-awaited “clay-bearing unit,” a region within the Gale crater on the Red Planet.After drilling a piece of bedrock on April 6, Curiosity delivered the sample to its internal mineralogy lab four days later.The tool, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “chewed easily” through the soft rock (nicknamed “Aberlady”), capturing the mission’s first sample obtained using only rotation of the drill bit. NASA’s Curiosity Detects Highest-Ever Volume of Methane on MarsNASA Releases Blueprint to DIY Curiosity Rover center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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516 WWE Results Atlantic City New Jersey RollinsOrton

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Jon Moxley Joins AEW Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ 5/16 WWE Results: Atlantic City, New Jersey* Dean Ambrose def. Luke Harper.* The Prime Time Players def. The Ascension.* Fandango def. Adam Rose.* Zack Ryder & Damien Sandow def. Heath Slater & Bo Dallas.* WWE United States Champion John Cena def. Rusev in a Steel Cage match.* The Bella Twins def. Naomi & Tamina Snuka.* WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd.* Randy Orton def. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins via DQ.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipAn important video title messageVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteDuration 0:00/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 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 Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Winscenter_img Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion showlast_img read more

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Garcia backs Coutinho

first_imgFormer Liverpool player Luis Garcia has backed Phillipe Coutinho to flourish for Barcelona in the upcoming season.Former Spain international believes Coutinho can be as good as Neymar was for the Catalan club when the new season starts this month.Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018, missing out on UEFA Champions League football with the team after representing Liverpool in the same season.The Brazil international is about to begin his second season at the Camp Nou, his first full season, and Garcia believes the club’s supporters are yet to see the best of him.When asked if Coutinho could have the same impact like fellow Brazilian Neymar had at Barcelona, Garcia replied as quoted in Daily Mail:“Coutinho is a different player from Neymar but I’m sure he can have the same impact in terms of goals. I believe he can contribute more goals than Neymar did.”Philippe Coutinho, Bayern MunichPhilippe Coutinho faces a late fitness test at Bayern Munich Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac plans to make a late decision on Philippe Coutinho’s availability this weekend after returning from representing Brazil.“Neymar is very good with his runs and dribbling abilities but I know Coutinho can be as effective as he was at the club.”“We still haven’t seen the best of him (Coutinho) yet, I’m sure he’ll surprise a lot of people with his football.”Luis Garcia who also played for Liverpool and Barcelona in his football career did the exact opposite of what Coutinho did, by leaving Barcelona to sign for Rafael Benitez and Liverpool in 2004.The former Liverpool hero also defended under-fire Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius who has come under intense criticism over his recent performances.“What happened to him in the Champions League final and in recent preseason friendlies has not helped him in any way but I believe he’s a good goalkeeper and a good season last year.”last_img read more

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