Two States’ police searching for twins

first_imgThe Madhya Pradesh police on Wednesday announced a reward of ₹50,000 for information on six-year-old twin brothers who were abducted from their school in Chitrakoot town in Satna district.As the children lived across the border in Uttar Pradesh, the police of both the States are working on the case, a senior officer said on Wednesday.Even after 24 hours, the police have not got any strong leads in the case. The children are residents of Ramghat in Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi) district in Uttar Pradesh. They travelled four km across the border to the school every day, said Satna Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh Gaur.Mr. Gaur said over phone that the family has not received any ransom call so far. “We are working with the U.P. police. We have got some inputs,” he said, adding that the police have picked up six to eight persons for questioning.last_img read more

Team Lakay coach confident of Eustaquio’s chances

first_imgONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Eustaquio (9-5) will face probably the biggest threat to his title aspirations in former two-time ONE Flyweight Champion Kairat Akhmetov on Saturday in the main event of ONE: Total Victory at Jakarta Convention Center here.If victorious, the 28-year-old striker can stake his claim to challenge the promotion’s top flyweight Adriano Moraes of Brazil for the belt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat could put Eustaquio in the limelight like fellow Team Lakay fighters like Honorio Banario and reigning ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang.But Sangiao refused to look beyond Eustaquio’s next opponent, but the decorated mentor has no doubt in his mind that his ward is more than ready to get his place in the spotlight. Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Ebondo ‘honored’ to possibly play for Gilas in Fiba Asia Champions Cup Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Team Lakay.JAKARTA — Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao isn’t putting too much pressure on Geje Eustaquio to match the accomplishments of his contemporaries, knowing that in terms of motivation, his flyweight warrior is already aware of what he has to do to get to the level of his peers.“It’s the same. I always ask them, ‘What is the goal for every fighter?’ It’s to get the belt. So they know it and it’s already a motivation for them to do well in their training and inch closer in getting that belt soon,” he said on Thursday after the open workouts at Celebrity Fitness Gym in fX Sudirman here.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “Akhmetov will be a tough draw for us,” he admits.“In terms of confidence, Geje is 101-percent confident. You can see that he’s mentally prepared and though we’re facing a former champion, I think we have a good gameplan. Looking at his nutrition and conditioning, we’re well prepared,” said Sangiao. “If he executes our gameplan well, I think we’ll definitely get the win.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Boom or Bust as Homers, Strikeouts Dominate Diamond

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Boom or bust. This is what baseball has become — and that has owners worried.“It’s just kind of what it is: home runs and strikeouts,” Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling said.Stripling had just given up 10th-inning home runs on consecutive pitches to Houston’s Alex Bregman and George Springer on a night players combined for 10 longballs , nearly double the previous All-Star record.Last fall, you may remember, the Dodgers and Astros totaled 25 home runs in the World Series , four more than had ever been hit before in a Fall Classic.“It’s extremely tough to manufacture hits these days, especially with the shift,” Stripling said after the American League’s 8-6 win Tuesday night. “I certainly understand that’s where the game’s going, and so I think this game encapsulated that.”It took until the 344th pitch for a run to be driven in on something other than a homer, Michael Brantley’s tack-on sacrifice fly that boosted the AL’s lead to 8-5. Joey Votto added the final home run in the bottom half, four more than the previous All-Star mark.“Everybody’s throwing 97 to 100,” Washington ace Max Scherzer, the NL starter, said in a reference to pitch velocity. “You’re not going to string three hits together like that. So everybody’s just swinging for the fence.”Hours earlier, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred was expressing alarm. Strikeouts (24,537) are on track to surpass hits (24,314) for the first time and are likely to set a record for the 12th straight season. This year’s average of 17.0 per game is up from 12.6 in 2005. The current big league batting average of .247 would be the lowest since 1972.And the average of 2.28 homers per game is just below the record 2.51 set last year.“Standard operation nowadays, right? We’re going to homer-and-punch-out as an industry,” said Astros manager A.J. Hinch, who led the AL to victory. There’s a great love affair with both results.”Among 90 plate appearances, 44 ended in a home run, strikeout (25) or walk (nine), at 48.9 percent the highest in All-Star history, according to STATS.“I don’t really want to see guys shorten up and slap the ball around the infield just to avoid a strikeout. That doesn’t excite me,” Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon, who won the NL batting title last year while hitting 37 home runs. “I don’t mind strikeouts. That doesn’t mean I want guys swinging way out of the zone, but it doesn’t bother me.”Many cite shifts as the cause of the, well, big shift in offense, transforming groundballs that once were hits into outs. There have been 20,587 shifts on balls in play, according to Baseball Info Solutions. That projects to a full-season total of 34,668 — up 29.8 percent from last year and an increase from 6,882 for the entire 2013 season.“There is a growing consensus or maybe even better an existing consensus among ownership that we need to have a really serious conversation about making some changes to the way the game is being played,” Manfred said. “We are not at the point where I can articulate for you what particular rule changes might get serious consideration. I can tell you the issues that concern people: I think that the period of time between putting balls in play, the number of strikeouts, to a lesser extent the number of home runs, the significance of the shift and what it’s done to the game, the use of relief pitchers and the way starting pitchers are going to be used.”When it comes to change, players are Luddites. Union head Tony Clark maintained his members are “stewards of the game” and are resistant to tinkering with the rules for fear of unintended consequences.“We may get to a point where those coming to the ballpark or have an interest in coming to the ballpark for whatever reason aren’t 100 percent certain that what they are seeing is the type of game that they want to see,” Clark said.Home runs bring the crowd to its feet, especially by the home team. Think back to the 1998 Nike advertisement with Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, titled “Chicks Dig the Long Ball.” The Yankees’ Aaron Judge started the barrage with a second-inning solo shot off Scherzer.“I know the fans enjoy seeing these homers,” Judge said.By RONALD BLUM , AP Baseball WriterTweetPinShare55 Shareslast_img read more

Pixus releases new configurations of OpenVPX development systems

first_imgPixus Technologies now offers OpenVPX Development Chassis Platforms for wide range of prototype testing requirements.  The Pixus open frame chassis now come in three main backplane types: power and ground only, centralized topology, and distributed topology.  The power and ground backplanes come in 8-slot, 6-slot, 1-slot and specialty configurations.  For routed backplanes, there are multiple topologies available where one centralized switch slot is connected with a fat pipe or double fat pipe to the other slots.  The distributed type routes multiple slot segments to each other.  All three of the backplane styles have versions available in 3U and 6U heights.  The open frame enclosures come in a 42HP wide size that holds up to 8 OpenVPX or 63HP versions supporting up to 10 slots, assuming a 1″ pitch.  The 63HP size has removable sidewalls, allowing thermal testing and easy access in the same chassis.  The Pixus designs allow a mix-and-match of 5HP wide and 4HP wide slots (or specialty board widths) as well as standard card guides or ones that support conduction-cooled boards.  If more slots or advanced cooling is required, the company also offers 19″ rackmount/desktop configurations.Pixus offers various power supply choices including modular versions that provide up to 6 OpenVPX voltages and up to 1200W. There are also pluggable VITA 62 power supply options.   Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous ADLINK: VITA 75 computing platform with accelerated processing for military and aerospaceNext Renesas’s RX72M industrial network solution supports major protocolslast_img read more

To the Power of Seven | The Sports Stars

first_imgThe youngest child of Panchanan, a rickshaw puller, and Basana, a tea garden worker, Swapna learnt early to make most of her limited resources. Her mother would ferry her on a bicycle to the practice field, a routine driven by the need to preserve the sole pair of shoes her,The youngest child of Panchanan, a rickshaw puller, and Basana, a tea garden worker, Swapna learnt early to make most of her limited resources. Her mother would ferry her on a bicycle to the practice field, a routine driven by the need to preserve the sole pair of shoes her 12-toed daughter owned. The Barmans couldn’t afford another.In Swapna lay the Barmans’ own dreams of a better future. They encouraged her fondness for sports-football, kabaddi and high jump-hoping it would secure her a job, which would then bring home a decent salary. Her younger brother dropped out of school to work after a stroke left the father bedridden and the mother homebound to look after him. Swapna’s two brothers would take turns levelling a neighbour’s field so she could practise her high jumps. By now Swapna knew how to battle adversity, and it came in handy to overcome the septic gum infection and toothache to win a historic medal in the Asian Games heptathlon. The feat was all the more impressive because back pain and a knee injury had almost ruled her out of the competition. “But I knew if she went, she would get a medal for sure,” says coach Subhas Sarkar.Sarkar’s belief has been instrumental in Swapna’s rise. It was on his insistence that Swapna let go of a job in the Indian Railways in 2014 even though the family needed the financial stability. “A bigger dream awaits her,” says Sarkar. “I was not going to let her join as some clerical staff. After completing her graduation, she can join in the officer’s grade.”advertisementSwapna knows that the more medals she brings, “the more lucrative will be the job offers”. She constantly deals with injury fears but they fade away in the face of her dreams-the tricolour fluttering and a short girl standing tall on the highest podium.last_img read more

Photo: No One showed Up To This College Football Game Today

first_imgSouth Florida crowd.Week 2 of the college football season is officially here. Someone might want to tell that to the fans of the South Florida Bulls.This afternoon’s contest against Georgia Tech didn’t inspire many people to come to the game. Just minutes before kickoff, the stands were looking very depleted.The good news? If you’re looking for tickets, they’re surely to be available.Check out the crowd just before kickoff.Ceremonial pregame wide shot of @RJStadium #USF #USFvsGT pic.twitter.com/pCx2JUCqBi— Brian Hattab (@brianhattab33) September 8, 2018Not great.Sure the matchup isn’t sexy – Georgia Tech runs the triple option – and there are plenty of other things to do in South Florida, but the home crowd needs to show up a little more than this.Crowds as last year’s home games were suspect as well.last_img read more

Kentucky QB Nik Scalzo’s Knee Injury Revealed

first_imgView from the corner of Kroger Field's end zone section during a Kentucky football game.After tearing his ACL in his senior year of high school, Kentucky freshman quarterback Nik Scalzo was looking forward to showing off the results of his recovery in 2019. Unfortunately, he’s suffered another major setback.Scalzo re-injured his knee during a scrimmage this past weekend. Per the Courier Journal report, Scalzo’s knee gave out when he planted to make a cut on a run.Speaking to the media this week, head coach Mark Stoops confirmed that the injury will require surgery. He was gutted for Scalzo and expressed his hope that he can return to full health in the future.“[We’re] disappointed for him… He’s worked extremely hard to come back as fast as he did from the first surgery, to be cleared, to get out here and participate. He was doing a heck of a job.”“I really feel for him because that’s a hard surgery to recover from… He did it once, and he’ll have to do it again but I’m certain he’ll be back at full strength.”Coming out of high school, Nik Scalzo was a three-star prospect and the No. 1,235 recruit in the country. Per 247Sports, Scalzo was the No. 28 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 169 prospect from the state of Florida. Scalzo was also one of the subjects of the Netflix original series QB1: Under the Lights. His season of the show hit the streaming service one day before the new ACL injury.As for Kentucky, Scalzo was competing for the No. 4 quarterback role this year, and have an established starter in Terry Wilson.last_img read more

Only BCCI can answer why I didn’t play IPL last year: Steve Smith

first_img Press Trust of India JaipurMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 22, 2019 19:56 IST Steve Smith said he was excited for IPL 2019 and was looking forward to the tournament. (@rajasthanroyals Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith is back for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019Smith did not play the IPL last year after the ball-tampering banSmith’s one-year ban for ball-tampering ends on March 29The BCCI had acted voluntarily while banning Steve Smith and David Warner from last edition of IPL on ball tampering charges and the former Australian captain said that only the Indian board can answer why panned out that way.Cricket Australia’s one year ban was from international cricket and the duo were well within their rights to a play domestic T20 league like IPL but the richest cricket board in the world decided to impose their own sanctions.Smith, whose one-year ban ends on March 29 will be available for Rajasthan Royals’ first game on March 25 but it will depend on the condition of his elbow.”I am available for all the matches and BCCI has to answer that why I was not allowed to play earlier,” Smith took a dig at the BCCI during a promotional event on Friday.Speaking after the jersey launch ceremony, Smith said that he was looking forward for the tournament.”It is exciting to be back on field and I am looking forward to the tournament,” he said during the announcement of JK Lakhsmi cement as one of the sponsors for Royals.With his international ban set to end on March 29, Smith will be eyeing good IPL in order to make it to the World Cup squad.Also Read | Steve Smith’s elbow injury lot worse compared to David Warner: Dean JonesAlso Read | World Cup not on my mind, want to do well for Sunrisers Hyderabad: David WarnerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow IPL 2019Follow BCCI Only BCCI can answer why I didn’t play IPL last year: Steve SmithIPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals’ Steve Smith did not play IPL last year after BCCI ruled him and David Warner out due to ball-tampering bans.advertisementlast_img read more

South Koreans shun Japanese beer travel cars as dispute grows

first_imgBundang: When Lee Kyung Eon and her friend recently scrapped plans to go to Japan for summer vacation, they paid a 135 penalty for canceling their plane tickets, joining a growing campaign in South Korea to boycott Japanese goods and services. “We intended to do something that doesn’t help Japan, even (it’s only) a little thing,” said Lee, a 26-year-old office worker in Bundang city, just south of Seoul. “Many people told us we did something really good.” A widespread anti-Japan boycott has gained ground in South Korea since Tokyo on July 1 tightened control of exports of three chemicals used to manufacture semiconductors and display screens key export items for South Korea. The boycott could worsen as Japan is expected to expand its export curbs to other materials as early as Friday by removing South Korea from a list of countries granted preferential trade status. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThere have been anti-Japanese rallies in South Korea over the Japanese trade curbs, but none has yet turned violent. Two men in their 70s have set themselves on fire in an apparent protest against Japan. One died and the other, who set himself ablaze on Thursday, remained in critical condition. South Korea accuses Japan of retaliating over local court rulings last year that ordered two Japanese companies to pay compensation to former Korean employees for forced labor during Tokyo’s 1910-45 colonization of the Korean Peninsula. Japan has denied that, saying its action was taken out of national security concerns. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostSome question whether the boycott, mostly targeting consumer goods, can really hurt the Japanese economy as a majority of Japanese imports are parts and materials used in TVs, smartphones, semiconductors and other electronic products that South Korea exports. They worry the boycott could only aggravate the animosities as it may trigger a backlash from Japan. But others say the campaign exposes the bitter resentments many South Koreans still harbor against their former colonial ruler. A recent survey suggested 80% of South Koreans are reluctant to buy Japanese products. Angry South Koreans have taken to Instagram and other social media, posting videos on their canceled Japan-bound plane tickets, sharing information on which Japanese companies operate in South Korea and expressing their support for the boycott. There have been some consequences. HanaTour, the largest travel company in South Korea, said a daily number of reservations for Japan trips has dropped to about 400-500 from 1,000-1,200 late last month. Other tour agencies have reported similar or lower booking figures for Japan tours. Last year, about 7.5 million South Koreans visited Japan, making it the most popular destination. The state-run Korea Tourism Organization said it has no data on how many South Koreans traveled to Japan this month. At hypermarkets and 24-hour convenience stores, the sales of Japanese beer have nosedived. Beer is the most popular among Japanese products. For example, at E-mart, the largest retailer in South Korea, the sales of Japanese beer from July 1-24 declined by about 38% from a month ago.last_img read more

Boxoffice pressure unreal for Dangal director

first_imgNew Delhi: The 2016 Aamir Khan-starrer blockbuster “Dangal” will stay in the hearts of many for its entertainment value. The film broke various records, one of them being crossing the Rs 2,000-crore mark at the global box-office — a feat that is not easily achieved by Bollywood. The films director Nitesh Tiwari returns with his next directorial, “Chhichhore” soon. However, he isn’t feeling the box-office pressure.”As far as the box-office is concerned, we didn’t know ‘Dangal’ would become such a huge success. We made ‘Dangal’ purely for the love of the story. We felt that the story needed to be told. We never kept the box-office result in mind, so there was never pressure when we made ‘Dangal’,” Tiwari told IANS. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”However, after the success of ‘Dangal’, the only pressure I would take would not be the box-office pressure. That would be unreal to have… to take that pressure. You can’t say ‘My film is going to perform so much at the box-office’. The only pressure and it is only human for me to feel that way is, I want to live up to the expectations of people. Whatever expectations they may have of me after ‘Dangal’. I hope I will be successful in exceeding their expectations.” Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaAfter narrating the inspiring story of a wrestler in “Dangal”, Tiwari is set to take the audience back to his college days in “Chhichhore”. Unlike “Dangal”, which had superstar Aamir, his new film has a young cast, including Sushant Singh Rajput, Varun Sharma, Tushar Pandey, Prateik Babbar and Shraddha Kapoor.On finalising the cast, he said: “All of them needed to be great performers. It was something that was a given. The way I write most of my stories, there is a lot of scope for interesting performances. I was looking for people in a specific age category so that if I cut down a few years from them, they would look like college-going kids and if I add a few years, they would look like middle-aged people effortlessly. That’s why I kind of migrated towards actors who are in their early 30s.” It is a college buddy film and the director has extracted a lot of stuff from his IIT days. Does it also deal with bullying?”It touches upon various aspects of college life and hostel life in a positive manner. It’s all what I lived. We were made to feel extremely comfortable when we were juniors at IIT Bombay,” he said of his time in the prestigious engineering institute where he even got to shoot a portion of the film.”I consider myself fortunate (to have got the chance to shoot inside IIT). I got to shoot where the germ (of the idea) originated. But mostly, I shot all over Mumbai,” said Tiwari, a fan of shooting at real locations. That sadly, won’t be possible for his next big-budget film.Tiwari and Ravi Udyawar – who directed “Mom” – are set to helm a 3D version of the “Ramayan”. With an estimated budget of Rs 500 crore, this will be a live-action trilogy in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.”The location doesn’t exist, so I can’t shoot in a real location. I’ll have to create that,” he said with a smile.The project is unlike any of his past films, in terms of genre or budget.”Physically, it will be very different, but emotionally it follows the same pattern that I follow – (my films are) all great human stories. And ‘Ramayan’ is a fabulous human story on relationships,” said the “Chillar Party” director.Why “Ramayan” — a story that has been repeatedly told, especially on the small screen?”I think we don’t really remember too much of the ‘Ramayan’. What happened back then on TV was fine. Time has passed, many people only know ‘Ramayan’ at a surface level. If you dig deeper, it is far more beautiful than what it seems on the surface. People need to know the essence of ‘Ramayan’,” said Tiwari.last_img read more

Paperny Force Four to move under eOne TV banner

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Toronto-headquartered Entertainment One is bringing its Canadian unscripted properties under one roof, realscreen has confirmed.The company will amalgamate the operations of Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment, both of which joined the eOne umbrella in 2014, under the eOne Television brand in the coming months.The move will look to optimally position eOne’s Canadian-based unscripted television unit for future growth, while complementing eOne’s U.S.-based alternative programming efforts. Advertisement Paperny executive VP Cal Shumiatcher will lead the combined business, overseeing the consolidation process with Force Four’s John Ritchie also taking on a new leadership role within the merged business.David Paperny (pictured), Paperny Entertainment founder and president, will remain with the company to ensure a smooth transition before exiting on July 31, while executive VP Audrey Mehler will depart the company in the coming days. Force Four chief operating officer Gillian Lowrey, meanwhile, will exit April 1.Paperny, which has produced such series as Yukon Gold and Klondike Trappers, was acquired in 2014 for CAD$29.2 million (US$27.2 million). Vancouver-based Force Four, meanwhile, was picked up in August 2014 and has previously produced Slice’s First Dates and Global’s Border Security: America’s Front Line.eOne’s Canadian unscripted business will continue to have offices in Vancouver and Toronto, with a satellite office in New York.By Daniele Alcinii Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Brock University and CUPE 42073 ratify collective agreement

Brock University’s Board of Trustees and CUPE Local 4207-3 have ratified the collective agreement that was reached in mediated talks on April 3.The Union represents 38 ESL instructors at Brock who have been on strike since March 26. Both parties worked with a provincially-appointed mediator to reach the tentative agreement.“This has been a difficult round of negotiations,” says Murray Knuttila, Provost and Vice-President, Academic. “We’re pleased that this agreement will end the current strike, allowing ESL instructors to return to work.”Academic classes and activities for Thursday April 5 are expected to operate on a normal schedule and the exam period will commence on April 12 as planned.Students with questions about the status of their academic classes should contact their course instructors, as well as check their Brock email or Sakai.RELATED POSTS:Brock University and CUPE 4207-3 reach tentative deal (April 3, 2012)University and Union to meet with Mediator (April 2, 2012)Anticipate continued delays when entering Brock campus (April 1, 2012)Brock Provost speaks to concerns about academic implications of strike (March 29, 2012)University remains available to meet with Union (March 27, 2012)Consider alternatives to deal with Brock traffic and parking delays (March 26, 2012)Statement from Brock University regarding labour disruption (March 26, 2012)ESL instructors on strike at Brock (March 25, 2012)Bargaining update involving University and CUPE Local 4207 Unit 3 (March 22, 2012) read more

Maximising comminution efficiency and reducing costs

first_imgVisit Metso at MINExpo and learn about the three biggest ways to reduce capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) through circuit design. The three ways are to “reduce the quantity of operating equipment, use the most efficient equipment available and ensure that the complete comminution circuit is designed to maximize plant efficiency. With new advances in equipment, such as the Metso MP®2500 cone crusher, the Metso HRC™3000 HPGR and the Metso VERTIMILL® VTM-4500-C, new exciting solutions are pushing the boundaries of circuit design.“The same common themes for energy-efficient circuits have been discussed in countless papers. Crush more, grind less! Don’t overgrind! And, of course, a popular topic is the energy savings offered by going to an HPGR circuit instead of primary grinding. These general concepts are all valid, but they are just pieces of the bigger puzzle; there is further room for improvement.”With diminishing ore grades and rising energy costs, ensuring that a plant has the lowest total cost of ownership is vital. One way to achieve this is to reduce the number of lines in the comminution circuit with as few moving components as possible – a strategy that has been employed in SAG mill circuits for some time. From a CAPEX perspective, the single unit equipment typically has a lower installed cost than multiple smaller units. Cost savings come from a smaller footprint, a reduction in installation costs, a reduction in ancillary equipment, and shorter commissioning time, which results in quicker realization of production targets. By having a single-line circuit, equipment availability is increased as there is less equipment that needs regular maintenance and that can break down. Moreover, larger machines tend to have similar maintenance intervals as smaller machines; but with less machines to maintain, the overall plant availability can be increased.The MP2500 cone crusher, the HRC3000 HPGR, and the VERTIMILL VTM-4500-C are the largest equipment of their kind. With these machines, single line/single equipment crushing circuits up to 95,000 t/d are now achievable. However, these machines are not just known for their sheer size. They offer significant improvements over the traditional versions available to the market. Metso’s MP cone crushers are the industry standard when it comes to large cone crushing and are known for processing more ore than any competitive unit at the same reduction ratio or product size. And now, the MP2500 offers the largest available feed opening on the market, which potentially reduces the load on the primary crusher and could allow for smaller or a lower quantity of primary crushers.Metso’s HRC3000 features the patented Arch-frame and a flanged roll design, which provides increased machine capacity, improved energy efficiency, and increased roll life compared to traditional HPGRs on the market. In closed-circuit testing, the Arch-frame and flanges were shown to increase the circuit capacity by over 20% and decrease specific energy by over 10%. The Arch-frame also provides alignment that is critical for larger HPGR sizes, such as the HRC3000.Finally, the VERTIMILL VTM-4500-C is the world’s largest gravity-induced stirred mill and the only stirred mill on the market that is practical to use in a high-capacity secondary grinding application, says Metso. This means that an HRC HPGR can directly feed a VERTIMILL grinding mill. In one operating installation, two VTM-4500-C mills are in a closed circuit with multiple stages of high-frequency screens, and are accepting a feed of 90% passing 3 mm and grinding to a specification of 85% passing 74 micron at 400 t/h. Additionally, with the VTM-7000-C model now available, operators are able to further reduce the number of lines while taking advantage of the energy efficiency and footprint benefits of the VERTIMILL.Regardless of how efficient any piece of equipment is, in order to have the most profitable operation, the total comminution circuit must be designed to maximize the overall plant efficiency while providing the required liberation for the downstream processes. Every plant has different needs, and our expertise extends beyond the supply of a single piece of equipment. Metso’s experts can help provide a total flowsheet solution that fits the unique needs of your plant.last_img read more

Acer Iconia dualtouchscreen laptop has killer specs murderous price

first_imgComputer makers have reacted in myriad ways to the iPad‘s success, and although few of these actual tablet concepts have been released, you can’t say that they’re mere iPad clones. The Samsung‘s Galaxy Tab dares to ship in a much smaller form factor than the iPad, and the likes of Dell‘s Inspiron Duo try to take on the iPad’s dominance with a convertible hybrid tablet / netbook with a screen that flips around like a chalkboard.Acer‘s not short of ingenuity either. They’ve been putting together an intriguing new dual-screen tablet / notebook called the Iconia, and while it’s not meant to challenge the iPad, it’s certainly an intriguing piece of kit.Why? The Iconia features two 14-inch multitouch LCDs and no physical keyboard… a daring choice that could make or break this powerful beastie, which also boasts a Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive, optional 3G and even a working USB 3.0 port.That’s a lot of oomph in a laptop or a tablet. Unfortunately, it all carries an extremely high price: almost $2,000 when it is released in Spain on January 28th. That’s a lot of money to pay for a device that, without a physical keyboard, seems more suitable as an e-reader than a laptop or a tablet.Read more at Engadgetlast_img read more

Imperial College Department of Surgery and Cancer reports 87 maternity return rate

first_imgImperial College London’s Department of Surgery and Cancer, which specialises in surgical and oncological practice and research, has announced that its maternity return rate has reached 87%, due to various family-friendly policies introduced since 2014.In data gathered at the end of 2018 and released on Wednesday 6 March 2019, the department also revealed that 48% of its trainees doing research are women, a substantial increase on the 38% reported in 2014, and that the number of female scientists it employs has doubled since 2013.These improvements are cited as a result of a commitment made in 2013 to change the department’s culture to one that supports staff to work in a way that is compatible with a healthy family life. In June 2018, this led to it joining working parent network Mumsnet’s Family Friendly programme, which encourages employers to commit to a Family Friendly Charter, and to nurture diverse talent, namely mothers and returners.Justine Roberts, founder at Mumsnet, said: “We’ve been talking about the benefits of family-friendly approaches for years, but nothing beats the hard evidence that they work. It’s exciting to see the proof that these changes can have such impact, and in an area [like medicine and research] that hasn’t traditionally engaged with this issue.”The department has 609 members of staff, 52% of which are female. These employees are spread across five campuses in London: St Mary’s, Charing Cross, Hammersmith, South Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.As part of its commitment to supporting working carers the Department of Surgery and Cancer promotes flexible working from the moment a job is advertised, provides access to My Family Care, offers 52 weeks of maternity leave and shared parental leave to all staff, including those fostering or adopting, and offers maternity and paternity mentoring buddy schemes.My Family Care is a service that helps to access emergency childcare and school holiday cover. In addition, the department provides highchairs, changing facilities and dedicated resting and nursing rooms on all campuses.In a 2017 staff survey, 77% of the department’s employees stated that their line managers are supportive of their requests for flexible working.The department also reported that its Elsie Widdowson Fellowship, for academic staff returning to work following maternity, adoption or shared parental leave, has been awarded to 12 individuals since 2008. Its Daphne Jackson Fellowship, introduced in 2015 to allow female employees to work part-time over two to three years, has been awarded to two women.Chris Peters, clinical senior lecturer and surgeon at the Department of Surgery and Cancer, said: “People and culture’ is not just a phrase to us, it means placing staff and their [families’] wellbeing at the centre of the decisions we make, ensuring our policies and procedures are flexible.”last_img read more

Georgia Opens First Phase of Cyber Center in Augusta

first_imgGeorgia this week celebrated the opening of the first of two facilities in Augusta that will make up the Georgia Cyber Center, a $100 million investment by the state intended to leverage the Army’s decision to relocate its Cyber Command headquarters to Fort Gordon. The center, which will provide workforce training through certificate programs and undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs, is a public-private collaboration with multiple universities and colleges, state agencies, Augusta, and other federal and local partners. The new facility was designed with the objective of integrating students and professionals in a close environment, reports Fifth Domain. “This visionary approach to cybersecurity underscores our commitment to encouraging innovation and developing a deep talent pool ready to establish Georgia as the safest state in the nation for today’s leaders in technology,” Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) said in a press release.Army Cyber Command’s move to Fort Gordon is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and bring 1,500 active duty military, defense civilian and contract personnel jobs to the region.Illustration courtesy of Georgia Cyber Center Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Mint Mobile 6 months of service for 60

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors The Cheapskate This no-strings-attached offer is a great way to test-drive Mint Mobile on the cheap. Mint Mobile Buying a new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and need service to go with it? Not loving the price or performance of your current carrier? Looking for a dirt-cheap plan for your backup phone? You’ve come to the right Cheapskate.For a limited time, phone carrier Mint Mobile is offering a pretty sweet buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal: Buy 3 months of service, get 3 months free. Total cost: Just $60. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.See it at Mint MobileThat deal nets you Mint’s 8GB 4G LTE plan, meaning you get 8GB of high-speed data per month and unlimited talk and text. Should you decide to continue, it’ll be at the regular rate.That rate varies depending on whether you purchase 3, 6 or 12 months of service at a time. (That’s Mint Mobile’s “thing” — prepaid blocks.) The regular 3-month rate is $105, which prorates out to $35 per month. If you choose the 6-month option, it comes out to $25 per month (so $150 total). And at 12 months, it’s $240 — $20 per month.There are cheaper and pricier tiers as well, offering 3GB and 12GB of LTE data, respectively. My guess is that most users will get by just fine on 8GB, but obviously, that’s up to you to decide.To use Mint, you need an unlocked phone that supports GSM carrier bands. Ostensibly, that’s AT&T and T-Mobile, but many newer phones, such as the 2018 iPhone models, should work even if they were originally sold on Sprint and Verizon plans. Mint uses the T-Mobile network, so if the latter offers good coverage in your area, so will Mint. If it doesn’t, then you’ll probably want to look at other options.Although I haven’t used the service myself, I’ve written about it many times, and most readers have reported being extremely happy with it. (Your mileage may vary, of course.) Here’s your chance to test-drive it for half a year for just $60.Your thoughts?Bonus deal: Don’t hate me for yet another true-wireless earbuds saleSo, yeah, yesterday’s Criacr true-wireless earbuds deal was a bust. It sold out within minutes, and I’m told that, unfortunately, there will be no more of that product at that price. (Not from that seller, anyway.) Obviously I’ll keep my eyes out for similarly amazing deals, but for now…10-taotronics-tws-true-wireless-earphones Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon has the TaoTronics TT-BH053 True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds for $34.99 when you clip the on-page $10-off coupon. They’re normally $10 more, natch — and already a steal at $45.See it at AmazonPhysically, these are much closer to Apple AirPods, but a bit less ostentatious all thanks to their matte-black color. They have a respectable 4.1-star average from over 1,000 customers, and CNET’s David Carnoy found them “better than you’d expect” (given the price) in his TT-BH053 review.I know $35 is not $13, but this represents yet another example of how you can get a very decent set of true-wireless earbuds for a very decent price. Were it not for yesterday’s deal, I’d be making a much bigger fuss over these.Giveaways: Your chance to win a 65-inch TV and a Galaxy Note 10 Plus!Wow. CNET’s giveaway game is smoking right now. First up: To celebrate the arrival of fall TV and football season, CNET has teamed up with CBS Sports, SportsLine, and TV Guide to give away two amazing flat-screens: a 65-inch LG OLED B8 and a 65-inch TCL. Head on over to the TV giveaway page for your chance to win.Next, is there a hotter phone right now than the just-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus? (Answer: Nope!) So head on over to the CNET Note 10 Plus giveaway page for your shot at winning the precious.Good luck! 1:35 Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Mobile Headphones 4G LTE Amazon AT&T LG Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Apple Comments CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Tags Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier 29 reading • Buy 3 months of Mint Mobile service, get 3 months free See All Now playing: Watch this: Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. • Get ready for the Cheapskate Mystery Box, 2019 edition Apple Share your voicelast_img read more

Houston Road Closures Due To High Water Areas

first_imgBroadway Southbound At SH-124 in Galveston CountyRight Shoulder, Center Lane IH-45 Southbound At SH-6/SH-146 in Galveston CountyExit Ramp IH-69 Southbound At ISLEIB RD in Fort Bend County3 Frontage Road Lanes US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At GESSNER RD1 Frontage Road Lane BELTWAY 8-EAST Northbound At SPENCER HWYEntrance Ramp IH-45 Northbound At FM-1097 in Montgomery County3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 NORTH Southbound Before TIDWELL RD1Frontage Road Lane US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At BINGLE RDRight Lane IH-45 Southbound After SH-242 in Montgomery County3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-2090 Eastbound At IH-69 in Montgomery CountyAll Main lanes SH 275 / HARBORSIDE Eastbound At IH 45 Gulf Freeway in Galveston CountyLeft Lane, Right Lane SH 275 / HARBORSIDE Westbound At SH 87/ 2ND ST in Galveston CountyLeft Lane, Right Lane IH-45 Northbound Before SH-242 in Montgomery County2 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 Northbound At WILSON RD in Montgomery County3 Frontage Road Lanes, Exit Ramp IH-45 NORTH Southbound At N MAIN STRight Shoulder, Right Lane IH-610 NORTH LOOP Westbound At WAYSIDE DREntrance Ramp SH-332 Westbound At SAILFISH RD to Shark LnAll Main lanes Closed SH-87/ Broadway Northbound At Rollover Pass in Galveston CountyRight Shoulder, Center Lane US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At FM-2920Left Lane,Right Lane  Source Transtar Share IH-45 NORTH Northbound At RICHEY RD3 Frontage Road Lanes, Exit Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At SPENCER HWYLeft Shoulder ,Right Shoulder ,Left Lane, Right Lane, Exit Ramp, HOV Exit IH-45 NORTH Northbound At N MAIN STRight Shoulder, Right Lane  SH-105 Eastbound At DUCK CREEK RD in Montgomery CountyCenter Lane BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At LEE RDEntrance Ramp US-290 NORTHWEST Westbound At WEST RD3 Frontage Road Lanes TranstarH-10 Westbound At FM-359 in Waller CountyExit Ramp Verified   SPUR-342 Northbound At IH-45 in Galveston CountyLeft Lane, Center Lanelast_img read more