first_imgTransfers USMNT forward Rubio Rubin signs with Liga MX side Club Tijuana Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 1 year ago 23:09 2/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Rubio Rubin USA 06022015 Transfers Tijuana United States Liga MX The 21-year-old American forward will be hoping to revive his career after two tough years that have included injuries and little playing time Rubio Rubin’s professional career has endured a rough patch the past two years, but he is ready to make the jump back across the Atlantic to try and recharge it.The 21-year-old has signed a deal with Liga MX side Club Tijuana, sources confirmed to Goal on Friday, with the Liga MX club formally announcing the move later in the night. Rubin joins Xolos on a free transfer after having left Norwegian side Stabaek last year.Rubin secured his move to Club Tijuana late on Wednesday night, just before the close of the Liga MX transfer window, choosing Club Tijuana ahead of a move to the U.S. after negotiations with MLS stalled in the past week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The young forward has spent the past three years in Europe since turning pro at 18 and signing with Dutch club FC Utrecht.He starred at the Under-20 World Cup in 2015, helping the U.S. reach the quarterfinals, but a broken foot suffered in the fall of 2015 derailed his time at FC Utrecht.A year ago, Rubin left the Netherlands and joined Danish club Silkeborg, but played sparingly. He made another move to Stabaek last summer, but struggled again for playing time before parting ways with the club this winter.Rubin recently took part in the U.S. national team January camp and played seven minutes in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina, enjoying some positive moments in his cameo appearance.Club Tijuana is off to a good start to the Clausura season, currently unbeaten through four matches and tied on points atop the Liga MX standings.Xolos have seen an exodus of American players over the past year, with Greg Garza and Paul Arriola moving to MLS and Joe Corona joining Club America on loan. Rubin will join Michael Orozco and Alejandro Guido as the remaining Americans on the Tijuana roster.last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chief Woodward reveals recruitment overhaulby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward admits the club’s recruitment team has been completely overhauled.Woodward explained how changes had been made behind the scenes to their scouting. He told fanzine United We Stand: “The system wasn’t set up in the right way. Twelve scouts reporting to one chief scout was more set up to say no – too many exceptions to the process were made historically while this was being fixed.”We also have to hold our hands up and say that recruitment wasn’t at its best in recent years. We feel that we now know who our best scouts are.”The idea is to recruit in a closed environment, rather than listening to the press or getting distracted by conflicting agents’ claims. We try and make cold decisions based on information.”Judge the recruitment department in the coming windows where hopefully we can get a team to be at the level we want to be.” last_img read more

first_imgWalt Gary speaks with Nick Saban.Alabama supporter Walt Gary, the subject of an ESPN feature last year on college football superfans, passed away this week at the age of 36. He was a staple in Alabama’s locker room the past decade.Gary, who was born with Down syndrome, met with Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban each Thursday to give him his prediction on how the team would fare on Saturday.Gary reportedly died after being in a coma. He also reportedly had bleeding in his brain before he passed.Saban issued a statement after hearing of Gary’s death.“Walt Gary was a special part of the Alabama football program and our hearts are broken by the news of his passing. He was beloved by everyone on our team, in our athletic department and throughout the Alabama family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Walt’s family, friends, and everyone who knew and loved Walt as much as we did. The Thursday night radio show won’t be the same without hearing his game prediction and seeing his infectious personality. Walt will truly be missed.”Thursdays will never be the same.Rest In Peace, Walt. pic.twitter.com/ipjxgkrnEn— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) June 7, 2019Here’s the ESPN feature done on Gary  last November.Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary’s family and friends.last_img read more

first_imgYou have one hand on that WC: Ravi Shastri lauds Kane Williamson’s composure and dignityKane Williamson is gaining words of praise from every corner of the world for his graceful conduct after a disappointing defeat in World Cup final.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 10:26 IST Kane Williamson was disappointed too but was still graceful after World Cup defeat. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRavi Shastri took to Twitter to praise Kane Williamson and pay his respect to Kiwi skipper’s remarkable behaviourKane Williamson showed his class both on and off the field throughout the tournamentWilliamson was disappointed but was still graceful as he walked away without making any stinging remarks about the resultIndian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri heaped rich praise on New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for his immaculate composure and graceful conduct after a heart-breaking defeat in World Cup final.New Zealand lost to England in arguably the best World Cup final at the Lord’s due to inferior boundary count after both 50 overs and the Super Over ended in ties.Kane Williamson was disappointed too but was still graceful as he walked away without making any stinging remarks about the result and rules.Ravi Shastri took to Twitter to praise Kane Williamson and pay his respect to Kiwi skipper’s remarkable behaviour after the World Cup defeat.”Your composure and dignity viewing the sequence of events was remarkable. Your dignified grace and silence 48 hours since is simply remarkable. We know you have one hand on that WC. You not just Kane. You Kane and Able. God bless. #CWC19.”Your composure and dignity viewing the sequence of events was remarkable. Your dignified grace and silence 48 hours since is simply remarkable. We know you have one hand on that WC. You not just Kane. You Kane and Able. God bless. #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/cLS4cabttuRavi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) July 16, 2019Kane Williamson showed his class both on and off the field throughout the tournament and certainly has become the most revered cricketer after his graceful behaviour.The ICC recognized not just Williamson’s scores of 578 runs at 82.57 but also the manner in which he has conducted himself and led his team throughout the tournament. And Williamson being Williamson was stunned when he was told that he was selected the player of the tournament.advertisementRavi Shastri has been given a 45-day extension following the World Cup to stay in charge for the West Indies tour from August 3 to September 3.Also Read | Who are the nice guys of world cricket and why they rarely finish lastAlso Read | Martin Guptill’s World Cup story: Poor run with the bat, crucial run-outs and a heartbreaking overthrowAlso See:For 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 Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Kane WilliamsonFollow Ravi Shastrilast_img read more

first_imgArafat Sunny, Tamim Iqbal return as Bangladesh announce T20I series squad for IndiaBangladesh recalled left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny into the side as they announced a 15-men squad for the 3-match T20I series against India.advertisement India Today Web Desk DhakaOctober 17, 2019UPDATED: October 17, 2019 21:13 IST India vs Bangladesh (File Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh have recalled Arafat Sunny and Al-Amin Hossain into the squad for T20I series against IndiaOpener Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar have also found a place in the 15-men squadThe 3-match T20I series begins on November 3 in New DelhiBangladesh announced their 15-men T20I squad on Thursday for the upcoming three-match series against India next month.Bangladesh national selection committee recalled left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny and pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain.Arafat Sunny, who has taken 12 wickets in 10 T20Is, was suspended during the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 for an illegal bowling action and has not played for his side since then. The spinner was also arrested in January 2017 for posting private photos of his gilfriend on social media.Al-Amin Hossain has also not featured in the Bangladesh squad since the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.Opener Tamim Iqbal also made a comeback after a break during which he missed the tri-series at home involving Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.”We have picked Arafat as he is bowling quite consistently in the domestic arena. We already have Shakib [Al Hassan] but we need someone who has the experience of playing the shorter format,” chief selector Minhajul Abedin was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.”Al Amin was picked as we have seen there is some grass on the Indian wickets. In the recent past he had improved his fitness to quite an extent and he is one of the few bowlers who can bowl with the seam up and we have seen that pacers who are bowling with the seam up are quite successful in India,” Abedin added.The T20I series between the two sides will begin with the first match on November 3 at Delhi. The next two games will be played at Rajkot and Nagpur on November 7 and 10 respectivelyadvertisementSquad: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Naim, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mohammad Saifuddin, Aminul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul IslamAlso Read | Kamran Akmal picks himself and brother Umar in Pakistan’s all-time ODI XI, gets trolledFor 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 Posted byNitin Kumar Nextlast_img read more

first_imgOriginally the promoter had encouraged fans to hold onto their tickets for a rescheduled show.The cancellation deals another disappointment to about 10,000 fans who were blindsided when Cher cancelled her Winnipeg show last month — nearly an hour after her opening act had finished their set.Concertgoers were told the 73-year-old singer was stricken by a “sudden short-term illness” that prevented her from performing.Cher tweeted an apology to fans the following night saying she was “literally (heartbroken),” using a brokenheart emoji.“It truly hurts me to disappoint fans who are excited about coming to see my show,” she added in the tweet.Cher pushed onwards with her tour in the days after her illness, playing four other western Canadian cities.Live Nation says tickets purchased online and by phone will be refunded automatically while other tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase.By The Canadian Press LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment WINNIPEG — Cher won’t be turning back time to play Winnipeg after all.Several weeks after a sudden illness left the pop diva’s fans hanging inside the venue, organizers say plans to reschedule her concert have been scrapped.Live Nation blames “scheduling difficulties” for making a new date for Here We Go Again at Bell MTS Place impossible. Facebook In this July 6, 2011 file photo is Cher in Los Angeles. (AP Photo / Chris Pizzello, file) Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

The United Nations environment and development agencies are joining forces to launch a comprehensive assessment of oil contamination in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta as part of a broader Nigerian Government-led peace and reconciliation programme. Exploration and production of oil in the area, which began in the 1950s, were suspended in the 1990s due to public unrest. Spills from this period are still problematic, and the lack of maintenance and damage to infrastructure has led to further contamination in the past 15 years. UN officials are in Abuja today to finalize details of the project, expected to be completed at the end of next year, which seeks to ascertain the nature and extent of oil contamination in Ogoniland. They are meeting with other UN agencies in the country as well as the Nigerian Minister of Environment, representatives from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency and the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria. “The assessment will seek to identify, evaluate and minimize the immediate and long-term human, social, health and economic impacts of oil contamination in Ogoniland, as well as those related to environmentally and economically important ecosystems,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. Teams of international and local experts will carry out assessments in more than 300 sites to determine oil’s impacts on land, water, agriculture, fisheries and in the air, as well as its effects on biodiversity and human health. The project, based in Port Harcourt with smaller offices in Eleme, Tai, Khana and Gokana, seeks to benefit the community through employment and capacity-building activities. After the teams report their findings, environmentally acceptable recommendations will be made to remedy the situation. The new initiative comes following a request from the Nigerian Government, and will be conducted by the Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). It will operate within the Programme Framework for Improving Human Development in the Niger Delta, led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 5 November 2007The United Nations environment and development agencies are joining forces to launch a comprehensive assessment of oil contamination in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta as part of a broader Nigerian Government-led peace and reconciliation programme. read more

9 November 2009The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners have provided assistance to almost 100,000 people displaced in northern Yemen by the latest round of fighting between Government forces and Al Houthi rebels, the agency reported today. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners have provided assistance to almost 100,000 people displaced in northern Yemen by the latest round of fighting between Government forces and Al Houthi rebels, the agency reported today.The clashes that resumed in August have driven some 150,000 people from their homes. UN officials have been calling for a ceasefire and the opening of humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to leave the conflict zone and enable aid workers to deliver much needed assistance to the internally displaced persons (IDPs).WFP said that in spite of better access to some of the areas affected by fighting, the situation remains volatile and supply routes are unreliable.The situation is particularly dramatic in the town of Sa’ada, where access has been extremely difficult for the past three months.“Our biggest concern is that we might be unable to re-supply stocks in Sa’ada town, which could result in widespread suffering,” said Gian Carlo Cirri, WFP Representative in Yemen.The agency has delivered commodities through a cross-border operation from Saudi Arabia to assist some 10,000 displaced people in the northern border area of Mandaba, five kilometres inside Yemen, where the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Yemeni Red Crescent Society began distribution last week. A recent UN assessment mission to the area revealed that food prices have doubled since the conflict began and is out of reach for many families. Blankets, cooking utensils, medicine, and water sanitation facilities are among the other urgent needs. Following recent clashes in the border area, WFP is monitoring the situation to see if more people start to flee the area, and to what extent its supply route through Saudi Arabia into northern Sa’ada governorate could be affected. read more

The Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon was the site of a fatal accident on July 21, 2016 during its construction. However, Hnatuk said when he went away to perform another task before the cart was to be moved, he thought he heard something fall. When he went around the corner, he saw Ndayishimiye on the floor. Hnatuk said he was told to go get danger tape and isolate the scene.Hnatuk’s testimony was heard as part of a voir dire, or trial within a trial, to determine if statements McLaren made to others can be admitted as hearsay evidence.Court has been told McLaren is now in Ireland and has refused to testify.Sub-contractor Banff Constructors Ltd. and Pilosio Canada Inc., the supplier of the table cart, are on trial under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, accused of liability in Ndayishimiye’s death on July 21, 2016 during construction of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Hnatuk said the day of the fatal incident was the first time he had been partnered with McLaren. Prior to the accident, he had seen McLaren move the cart an inch or two, but there would always be two people if the cart was to be moved a distance, he said.Because of the cart’s weight and awkwardness to manoeuvre, it would be tough for one person to move it even a couple of inches, Hnatuk told court.In his interview with the province’s Occupational Health and Safety investigators, Hnatuk told them McLaren knew he should not move table carts by himself.When he saw McLaren a week or two after the accident “he was pretty rough, he was in tears consistently,” Hnatuk testified.Under cross-examination by Banff Constructors’ lawyer David Myrol, he said in the two hours he had been working with him, McLaren seemed to be following procedures and to know what he was doing. If there was anything wrong he would have mentioned it to his supervisor, Hnatuk said.Court also heard from Ryan Smotra, the regional safety manager for Graham Construction, the prime contractor on the Children’s Hospital project.Under provincial law, Graham was responsible for safety procedures and policies, court heard.Smotra said he could not specifically say why a 47-step task analysis and safe work procedure form contained nothing under the ‘potential hazards’ section about how table carts are to be operated. Smotra said the form was already quite long, and too much detail can overwhelm workers and lose their attention.He agreed with the suggestion that he relied on the skill and training of his journeymen. He said it was expected that if a worker saw someone else performing a task unsafely, they should stop that person and say something.Smotra, who was also board chair of the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association, said he considered the safety management system for the Children’s Hospital project “top of class.”Lawyers in the trial are expected to present arguments on Wednesday regarding the admissibility of McLaren’s out-of-court statements. A labourer who was supposed to help Gerard McLaren move a table cart the day it fell and fatally crushed 21-year-old Eric Ndayishimiye says he was trained that it was a two-person job.Testifying on Tuesday in Saskatoon provincial court, Anthony Hnatuk said his instructions were that when he and McLaren were ready to move the table cart, he was to go and get the lead hand, Steven King, who would direct the two of them in that task. Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix read more

A drought alert put out by the Eritrean Relief and Refugee Commission noted that the lack of precipitation has prevented the planting of barley, some oil seeds and legumes, while adversely affecting grazing lands, spokesperson Diane Bailey said in Asmara.”Although it has been raining in the last couple of days, there is growing concern that the rainy spell came too late and that agricultural production in many areas will be significantly affected,” Ms. Bailey said at a press briefing. “The northern parts of Ethiopia bordering Eritrea – as well as Eritrea itself – have had poor rains throughout this year.” Eritrea expects to reap little crop harvest from this agricultural year, according to the Commission’s alert, which predicts that the country’s farming population will face the threat of a “serious famine disaster.” read more

“Even before the latest escalation, two out of three Yemenis relied on humanitarian assistance,” Mr. Ban said. “Levels of food insecurity were higher than the in the poorest stretches of Africa.” Hundreds have been killed while deliveries of humanitarian supplies were being blocked and UNICEF recently reported that one third of fighters in the country were children. “That is why I am calling for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen by all parties,” Mr. Ban said. “It is time to support corridors for lifesaving aid – and a passage to real peace. The United Nations-supported diplomatic process is the best way out of a drawn-out war with terrifying implications for regional stability.” Making a special plea on behalf of Palestinians in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, the Secretary-General said those civlians are “caught between the military machine of the Syrian Government and the brutality of extremist groups, Da’esh/ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant].” They have little way out – and aid can find little way in, he said, stressing that he has been working very hard recently to ensure the nearly 18,000 people trapped in the camp are protected. Mr. Ban turned to several others examples of places adding to the millions of people suffering from the devastating consequences of Government failures, human rights violations and unbearable, including Syria and Nigeria. Among UN efforts to build a safer and more sustainable world is the role the Organization would play in ensuring implementation of the nuclear deal worked out between the international negotiators and Iran, and the UN’s plan of action on preventing violent extremism, which would be launched in the autumn. “We are working closely with the Alliance of Civilizations, an initiative that aims to counter those who prey on alienation and seek to divide,” he said. “We must ensure that counter-terrorism efforts respect human rights and international humanitarian law. As we have seen time and again, overreaction is the extremists’ best recruiting tool.” Despite such challenges, Mr. Ban stressed that there are many opportunities also available for pursuit, particularly on the back of progress made in the past 15 years connected to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on poverty, disease and education. “Our challenge now is to finish the job,” he said, noting that this is why UN Member States are working very hard to shape a post-2015 development agenda, “which will be able to address the whole spectrum of our world. Beyond a focus on shared prosperity and harmony with the planet, the new agenda will also emphasize the crucial role of justice, institutions and fundamental freedoms. And for the first time, the goals will apply to all countries; even the richest are witnessing rising inequality, and no country has ended violence and discrimination against women. He is hopeful having seen consensus emerge on 17 people-centred sustainable development goals and he called for a focus on justice and human rights at the same time as prioritizing climate change. “There are still some people who do not want to acknowledge the problem…but by any standard, scientific evidence clearly tells us that climate change is happening, is approaching much, much faster than they expected, the UN chief explained, adding: “We have to take action now. It may be too late, but it will not be too late if we take action now.” Referring to the “strong moral dimension” of the effort, he announced that he would visit the Vatican later this month and meet with Pope Francis to discuss common concerns, including the encyclical on the environment that he plans to issue in the months ahead. “We are the first generation that can end poverty, and the last that can take steps to avert the worst impacts of climate change,” he said, underscoring that 2015 is “a year…of ambitious decisions for humanity.” Wrapping up his remarks, the Secretary-General noted that this year’s 70th anniversary of the United Nations falls at a time when the world faced major decisions that will shape lives for generations to come. “This is a time of test but far more one of tremendous opportunity. As the distinctions between the national and the international continue to fall away, we can and must come together to chart a course towards a safer and more sustainable future for all of us,” the UN chief declared. Earlier in the day, the Secretary-General met with members of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee and discussed the work of the United Nations on many issues of mutual concern, including Ebola, climate change, Syria and Yemen. He also had a working lunch with the United States Defense Secretary, Ashton Carter. The two officials discussed the preparations for the 2015 summit on peacekeeping reform. They also talked about UN peacekeeping missions around the world, including those in Haiti, Mali and South Sudan. They also discussed the situation in Yemen. Mr. Ban will continue his visit to Washington tomorrow and over the weekend. On Friday and Saturday, he is expected to attend a series of side events, including on Ebola, climate change and financing for development, among other topics, as well as attend the official Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. He will also speak at the Global Citizens Concert being held on the Washington Mall on Saturday before returning to New York. read more

first_imgA new report shows how critical the UK mineral extraction industry, particularly the non-energy sector, is to the economy, despite the decline of the domestic coal industry. Prepared by Mineral Products Association Ltd (MPA) on behalf of the CBI Minerals Group, The UK Mineral Extraction Industry found that mineral extraction contributes to the UK economy by underpinning £235 billion in “value added”, representing 16% of the total UK economy.By looking at historical and current production patterns this report illustrates that minerals are essential, providing the foundations for every sector of the economy by supplying vital raw materials at the heart of UK growth. New findings in this report reveal that:• UK Minerals extraction generates a turnover of £15 billion, and £5 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA)• Including products manufacture and direct markets, UK minerals generate a GVA of £235 billion, 16% of the total UK Economy• Minerals extraction directly employs 34,000 people, and supports 4.3 million jobs through its supply chainThe report states: “Whilst this estimate already points to a significant contribution of minerals to the overall economic activity, it also remains significantly underestimated as it only includes the value added created by the production of raw minerals, the manufacture of “enabling” mineral products, and the production of finished goods that use minerals and minerals products as first use. For example, it would include the production of industrial sand, which is then used to manufacture glass, and then inputs to the manufacture of cars and computers. However, our GVA estimate does not include the value added generated by industries that rely entirely on cars and/or computers, such as services.”The report can be viewed at http://news.cbi.org.uk/news/minerals-critical-to-the-uk-economy/cbi-report-the-uk-mineral-extraction-industrylast_img read more

first_imgRio2 Ltd and Atacama Pacific Gold Corp report that the business combination of the two has now been completed by way of a court approved plan of arrangement through which the companies amalgamated as a single entity. The combined company will continue to operate under the name Rio2 Ltd and will be managed by Rio2’s existing executive team led by Alex Black as President and CEO.Black stated, “Our management team is now focused on undertaking the next phase of development of the Cerro Maricunga gold project which is located in Chile, a well established mining jurisdiction. With over 5.25 Moz of Measured and Indicated Resources and 3.74 Moz of Proven and Probable Reserves, Cerro Maricunga is one of the largest undeveloped gold oxide projects in the Americas. Since completing due diligence and announcing the Arrangement, the Rio2 team has been analyzing the 2014 PFS of Cerro Maricunga with a view to optimizing key project components and reducing capex. We see a number of similarities between Cerro Maricunga and La Arena gold mine located in Peru, that the Rio2 management team was responsible for building and operating between 2009 to 2015. As was the case with La Arena, we believe we can build a starter project at Cerro Maricunga focused on higher‐grade, near surface mineralization that will help minimize startup capex and expand production using cashflow. In the comining weeks, we will publicly announce our development plan for the next 12 months which will include a DFS for the project in H2 2019.”The Cerro Maricunga deposit hosts a pit constrained gold Proven and Probable Reserve of 3.74 Moz (294.4 Mt grading 0.40 g/t Au) at a 0.15 g/t Au cutoff grade. In October 2014, Atacama Pacific reported the results of a PFS that envisions a large open pit operation mining 80,000 t/d with a conventional heap leach processing facility recovering 2.96 Moz of gold over a 13 year mine life with cash costs of $683/oz.The property is located 140 km by road northeast of Copiapó, Chile on the northern end of the Maricunga Mineral Belt 20 km south of Kinross Gold’s La Copia silver-gold mine. Since 2010, Atacama Pacific has completed more than 100,000 m of drilling on the property outlining this worldclass oxide gold deposit, one of the largest undeveloped oxide gold deposits in the world.“This is a transformational transaction for Rio2 as it provides a solid foundation to execute our corporate strategy. While we develop the Cerro Maricunga project, we will continue to pursue strategic opportunities to diversify and complement our portfolio with assets at different development stages as we build a multi‐asset, multi‐jurisdiction precious metals company focused on the Americas.”, said Jose Luis Martinez, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.last_img read more

first_imgElderly woman killed in Meath house fire It happened at a house in Enfield at around 1.45 this afternoon. By Cliodhna Russell Sunday 24 Jun 2018, 5:26 PM Short URL Jun 24th 2018, 5:27 PM 3 Comments http://jrnl.ie/4089539 Share78 Tweet Email A WOMAN HAS died following a house fire in Meath this afternoon.It happened in Enfield at around 1.45 pm.The woman was aged in her 90s. In a statement gardaí said, “A female in her 90s was pronounced dead after a fire broke out in the house at approximately 1.45pm.”The body of the woman has been taken to Naas General Hospital for a post mortem.Gardaí say they are not treating the fire as suspicious. Image: RollingNews.ie Image: RollingNews.ie 12,350 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As outlined throughout this series, the laws relative to property ownership in Greece have been changing considerably over the past several years. Illegal Structures, Energy Performance Certificates and the Hellenic Cadastre are all part of these changes. However, all these laws ultimately lead up to the final topic in this series, the Electronic Building ID Code (Illektroniki Taftotita Ktiriou). The Electronic Building ID Code is a new type of certification that will modify the Greek real estate market as we know it today. All real private and public property will be recorded online on a complete and reliable property database. This new certification describes the ‘as-built status’ of property, meaning what has actually been built, in terms of area and use. Pertinent documentation such as permits, drawings, Legal and Energy Certificates (discussed in Part II and III), Cadastre Details (Part IV), will all be registered electronically and each property will then be assigned a unique Building ID Code by the Ministry of Environment. The way the system works today, it is impossible for the Greek government to keep track of all existing built property. Through this new regulation, however, all information will be monitored and electronically linked to public entities engaged with property ownership, such as the Ministry of Finance, the Hellenic Cadastre and the Public Power Corporation; all will have access to the same registered details. This of course requires that all buildings comply with their legally issued permits. Owners holding property with any type of violations will not be able to apply for an Electronic ID Code, eventually losing their entitlement to sell, rent, transfer to family, or even inherit property. Nonetheless, owners still have time to take advantage of the grace period for compliance, effective until February 2016, and conduct an on-site ‘legal check’ of their property. As announced by the Greek government this past month, this new requirement will come into effect in 2015. Building owners with declared property through the two major amnesty laws since 2010, Laws No. 3843/10 and 4178/13, are subject to register within the next five years and all others will gradually follow. New buildings or extensions to existing buildings as well as buildings issuing renovation and repair permits will also be among the first required to apply. All unregistered property will automatically be considered ‘illegal’ and subject to extremely high fines.Once the Building ID Code is in effect, certificates required today when conveying real property will be replaced by the Certificate of Completion, valid for a certain number of years depending on the building type and use. In an effort to eliminate the long-lasting phenomenon of illegal undeclared property and to improve the Greek real estate market, property owners will be required to re-issue these certificates after periodical on-site inspections by certified architects. Without a doubt, the Electronic Building ID Code is the most important of all ‘fast-tracking’ of new laws. Future property transactions, and even title searches for possible inheritance, will be simpler, faster and most importantly, more transparent. Once completed and fully implemented, it will be the key tool in the Greek real estate market, providing accurate information with a click. Property ownership in Greece will finally be protected for every single land and building owner, as well as for their inheritors.* Katerina Sirouni was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is an architect- engineer and received her degree from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. A licensed architect, she is a member of the National Technical Chamber in Greece, the Association of Architects in Greece, and the Hellenic Energy Inspectorate. Katerina will soon be presenting workshops in Chicago, with more tips to help Greek Americans navigate these new laws and regulations. Visit her website for details, and for more info on Greek property laws: www.ksirouni.comlast_img read more

Former Bahamas Prime Minister calls for reconsideration of Enterprises Bill 2017

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – November 28, 2017 – There is more fall out over the Minnis Administration’s Commercial Enterprises Bill 2017, which is on its way to the Upper Chamber for further parliamentary scrutiny… but as it makes the journey, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is speaking out against the legislation.The bill, passed last week in the House of Assembly with unanimous support by the Governing side and unanimous rejection by the Opposition side is aimed at attracting specific investors.  Once in the category specified in the Enterprises Bill, as it is being called and when there is a quarter of a million or $250,000 investment by the company, there are guaranteed concessions including work permits for management staff.Hubert Ingraham told the Tribune newspaper in a rare interview that the Minnis Government should rethink some of the concessions.  Ingraham said the threshold of $250,000 is too low and explained that entitling a certain number of work permits is an outdated measure, going back as far as 1950s Bahamas.The former PM advised that if the Minnis Administration wants to change the immigration policy, they should do so in concert with the PLP and they should be more comprehensive and not take a piecemeal approach.  The legislation, as it is, gives the work permit concession without consideration of other companies currently operating in The Bahamas, who could demand similar concessions when it comes to foreign workers.Ingraham also reflected on a time under his governance when a similar initiative was proposed, four of the current government members – Minnis, Bannister, Foulkes and Symonette – were all serving and all agreed that a threshold of $250,000 should be changed and boosted to double that, half a million dollars.Mr. Ingraham said additionally, foreigners who come here must have permission and to give a 14 day window for them to come and just begin working is not a sound move.Meanwhile the current FNM Administration says this bill is visionary and needed to open up the Bahamian economy.PHOTO FROM BAHAMAS PRESS Related Items:last_img read more

Primary assistant teachers continue hunger strike

first_img.The indefinite hunger strike called by primary assistant teachers of government primary schools entered the second day on Sunday.Over 1000 teachers have been staging the demonstration since Saturday at the Central Shaheed Minar, demanding the disparity in wages to be lessened.The Bangladesh primary teachers grand alliance organised the strike on Saturday morning and stayed overnight at the Shaheed Minar.Eight different organisations of assistant primary teachers joined the alliance. The leaders said they would continue the strike till their demands are met.Akhlaq Hossain, an assistant teacher of Durgapur’s Tebila government primary school in Rajshahi, told Prothom Alo, “Earlier, the assistant teachers are paid salary of the 14th grade whereas a headmaster gets salary of the 11th grade. This is discriminatory and humiliating.”They demanded that their salary be upgraded to the 12th grade, he added.  “After 20 years of service, an assistant teacher receives the salary equal to the starting salary of a headmaster. And so there is disparity when it comes to pension too,” said assistant teacher from Netrokona, Zahirul Islam.President of Bangladesh primary teachers’ community Shahinur Al Amin said they had been repeatedly assured that the problem would be resolved, but to no avail. Hence they went on hunger strike.Tapon Kumar Mandol, chairman of another faction of the Bangladesh primary teachers’ community, said they would not break their hunger strike  until the prime minister assured them that their demands would be met.Thousands of teachers took part in the hunger strike on Sunday. Many of them have fallen sick already and some have been taken to the hospital. The rest are being administered intravenous saline.last_img read more

Would PainFree Animals Make a More Humane Hamburger

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — With advancements in genetic engineering, researchers say that it may soon be possible to breed farm animals that don’t feel pain. The suggestion has sparked controversy on whether denying animals the ability to feel pain is inhumane itself, even if it does limit the amount of suffering the animals endure when raised at factory farms. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Researchers say that breeding pain-free farm animals is less of a technological issue and more of an ethical issue. Image credit: Guido Gerding. Explore further In recent decades, humans have been consuming more and more meat. Since the 1960s, human consumption of meat has increased by 50 percent, most of it coming from factory farms. Despite demands by animal rights groups for better treatment of farm animals, eliminating animal suffering seems to be an unrealistic goal. For example, chickens often have part of their beaks removed without anesthesia to prevent them from pecking each other. If factory farms can’t be persuaded to raise animals in humane environments, then maybe it’s time to provide the animals with an inborn defensive mechanism of their own.The solution may not be ideal, but, as Adam Shriver, a philosopher at Washington University in St. Louis says, “If we can’t do away with factory farming, we should at least take steps to minimize the amount of suffering that is caused.”In recent years, scientists have made progress in manipulating the molecular and genetic bases for pain. A recent study found that mice that lack the Nav1.7 gene are less sensitive than normal mice to heat and pressure. Possibly, farm animals that lack such a gene would also suffer less under factory farm conditions. In another study, scientists have engineered mice that lack specific enzymes and genes in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). This alteration enabled the animals to still sense pain, but not feel it as an unpleasant sensation. By still feeling physical sensation, the animals could avoid unintentionally injuring themselves, which often happens in individuals who are born without the ability to feel pain at all.But there are other alternatives to pain-free animals, one of which is producing meat in vitro. Although not fully developed yet, the procedure involves growing animal muscle cells that could be used in processed meats such as chicken nuggets and fish sticks. However, lab-grown animal cells are currently costly, since they require expensive nutrients, and the technology would need to be scaled up in order to be profitable. Besides eliminating animal suffering, this option could also eliminate the other negative side effects of factory farms, including the large amounts of waste and greenhouse gases that are generated.via: New Scientist© 2009 PhysOrg.com Citation: Would Pain-Free Animals Make a More Humane Hamburger? (2009, September 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-09-pain-free-animals-humane-hamburger.html PETA offers $1 million for fake meatlast_img read more

first_img 5 ways to recognize low testosterone How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation The opening of the crossing is seen as a humanitarian gesture by Egypt ahead of the Muslim’s holy fasting month of Ramadan.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egypt opened its borders with the Gaza Strip for the first time in months Saturday, allowing Palestinians to enter and leave the isolated coastal strip.The Rafah border crossing will operate for six hours a day for the coming three days and 15,000 people Palestinians have applied to exit to Egypt, said Maher Abu Sabha, head of the Gaza side of the crossing. He said those were humanitarian cases and included medical patients, students and Arab residents whose residency permits were about to expire. However, he said only 1,500 of those were actually expected to pass through. Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Rafah is Gaza’s only gateway to the outside world with no Israeli control. Egypt has kept it mostly closed since the militant Hamas group seized control of the coastal strip in 2007. The closure worsened after Egypt’s military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood member, in 2013. Hamas is an offshoot of the Brotherhood.Egypt has opened the Rafah crossing in both directions only five days this year. Last month, it allowed the return of Palestinians stranded in Egypt.Outside the crossing, hundreds of Palestinians struggled for a chance to ride one of the buses that would go inside the crossing. One hopeful traveler, Khaled Abu Okal, 27, was a doctoral student at a university in Malaysia who came to visit his family after last summer’s war and has been unable to leave since.“If I cannot make it through this time, I will lose just another (academic) year,” Okal said. “I already lost one.”Outside the hall, a woman and her children sat in the dirt with tears in their eyes. Mother Youssra Abu Qouta said she wants to take her two daughters, ages 9 and 11, for treatment in an Egyptian hospital.“I come here every time the crossing opens, but no luck,” she said. “We are thrown here like dogs.” Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technologylast_img read more

NYC Tourism expected to reach record high this year

first_imgThis year, the New York City (NYC) Tourism is expected to reach a record high, with close to 62 million selfie stick-touting visitors expected to visit the Big Apple this year. This figure is about one million more than last year.The city’s moving on expanding its tourism office. Even Queens has a tourism council now, that’s pushing tourists to visit destinations like St. George on Staten Island.There’s nothing that politicians love more than naming infrastructure projects after each other. At that, the new Tappan Zee Bridge, which is actually named after former Governor Malcolm Wilson, will be renamed after another politician, none other than Mario Cuomo, the former governor of New York and father to current governor Andrew.Under the approved legislation, the new $3.9 billion span will lose both the Tappan Zee and Wilson monikers, becoming the Governor Mario M Cuomo Bridge.last_img read more