We’ve taken the drubbing as a challenge: RJD

first_imgThe Rashtriya Janata Dal on Wednesday asserted that the party was united and it would contest the Assembly poll in 2020 under Tejashwi Yadav’s leadership. “With the electoral defeat we’re down but not out…we’ll introspect and do a booth-wise survey of our defeat…we’ve taken the drubbing as a challenge”, State RJD chief Ram Chandra Purve saidafter the party’s two-day meeting ended. The RJD had called the meeting of party leaders and legislators to mull over its humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha poll. Out of 20 seats it contested, the RJD couldn’t win even a single seat. At the meeting, Mr. Tejashwi, who is also the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, said the RJD would go to the people and apprise them of the NDA’s dubious tactics.The party constituted a three-member panel comprising senior party leaders Jagdanand Singh, Abdul Bari Siddiqui and Alok Mehta to interact with party workers and leaders to examine the reasons behind the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha poll. The panel will submit its report in two weeks. Earlier, senior party leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh had said that “the delay in seat-sharing arrangement and uneven distribution of tickets” had led to the party’s defeat. He had also admitted that the “mahagathbandhan was not united.”Mr.Singh,who had lost from Vaishali to Lok Janshakti Party candidate Veena Devi, also said the rift between Mr. Tejashwi and Tej Pratap, the two sons of Lalu Prasad, was one of the reasons for the party’s drubbing. He also curtly said that “those who have doubts about Tejashwi’s leadership should quit the RJD and the mahagathbandhan.” Soon after the results, RJD MLA from Gaighat in Muzaffarpur, Maheshwar Yadav, had demanded Mr. Tejashwi’s resignation as Leader of the Opposition on “moral grounds”. After the RJD meeting, leaders of the mahagathbandhan reached former CM Rabri Devi’s residence for a meeting. Alliance party leaders Sharad Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha, Mukesh Sahni attended it but no leader from the State Congress came. “I was not aware of any such meeting…I’ve come to Darbhnaga on urgent work”, State Congress chief Madan Mohan Jha said. Earlier, some State Congress leaders had called for snapping of ties with the RJD. “The party must get off the crutches it has used for the past three decades…it must work to strengthen its own cadre and support base”, senior State Congress leader Sadanand Singh had told journalists on Tuesday. Other party leaders like Abdul Jalil Mastan and others too had echoed similar sentiments while, senior party leader and MLC Prem Chandra Mishra said, “whatever party leaders have to say they should say it in the party forum.”Meanwhile, imprisoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav tweeted on Tuesday: “Opposition parties had the common goal to dislodge the BJP but failed to build a national narrative. The result in a particular election can never alter the reality, in as diverse and plural a country as India.”last_img read more

Yeng Guiao, Chris Ross fined for verbal altercation

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:30Possible $5-B Facebook fine for privacy violations01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Go for Gold rallies to beat Gamboa Coffee for breakthrough win in PBA D-League John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Guiao has been meted with a P11,000 fine for his obscene gesture, use of profane language, and engaging in verbal exchange, while Ross was penalized P2,600 for incurring two technical fouls, both for verbal altercation in the game.Tensions got heated at the 1:46 mark of the fourth quarter when Guiao and Ross got into a commotion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRoss claimed Guiao hurled a racial slur at him, which was later denied by the fiery mentor.READ: Ross: Racism is never justifiable Upon further review, the PBA found no sufficient evidence of Ross’ allegation, but Marcial clarified that such remarks will not be tolerated.READ: Austria says ‘racial slur’ provoked Ross; Guiao denies using N-word“Let me reiterate that racism has no place in the PBA. It is totally unacceptable in our society and in sports in general. The PBA will not hesitate to act if the evidence so warrants,” he said in a release.“The PBA, its players and its officials are called upon to uphold the highest standard of respect that our youth can look upon as an example. Rest assured that any act that is racially derogatory and pejorative in nature will be dealt with sternly by the league.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNLEX coach Yeng Guiao and San Miguel guard Chris Ross were penalized for their verbal altercation in the fourth quarter of the Beermen’s 109-98 win over the Road Warriors on Friday.PBA officer-in-charge Willie Marcial released the sanctions on Monday after meeting with the two parties over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Nextlast_img read more

World T20: Injured JP Duminy to miss South Africa’s next match against West Indies

first_imgSouth Africa will play Friday’s vital World Twenty20 Group 1 match against West Indies without allrounder JP Duminy who has been ruled out with a hamstring strain.Duminy picked up the injury while fielding in Sundays 37-run victory over Afghanistan and will be a loss for the side with bat and ball.”The scans which were done yesterday (Monday) confirmed our clinical suspicion of a hamstring strain which means that he will be ruled out of Friday’s game against the West Indies in Nagpur,” team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a Cricket South Africa statement on Tuesday.”The plan is to try and get him ready for our last round-robin match against Sri Lanka in Delhi on Sunday.”Duminy has scored 83 runs from 48 balls in the competition without being dismissed and took 1-31 in three overs in the two-wicket defeat by England in South Africa’s opening game.The 31-year-old is his country’s leading scorer in Twenty20 Internationals with 1,654 runs in 70 matches, fourth on the all-time list headed by New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum.last_img read more

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen renews contract with FC Barcelona till 2022

first_imgGermany international goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has extended his contract with Barcelona until 2022, the club announced on Monday.Ter Stegen, 25, has claimed the number one jersey at Barcelona since signing from Borussia Moenchengladbach for 12 million euros (13.4 million U.S. Dollars) in 2014, seeing off competition from Chilean Claudio Bravo and Dutchman Jasper Cillessen.Ter Stegen had to make do with playing in the Champions League and King’s Cup in his first two seasons at Barca as Bravo was chosen for league games and the German threatened to leave at the end of his second season unless he was made the undisputed number one.#TerStegen2022Blaugrana until 2022 pic.twitter.com/CCTyQNegWu- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 29, 2017He got his wish when Bravo signed for Manchester City in August 2016 and played 46 games during the last campaign. However, he sat out most of the team’s King’s Cup games, with Cillessen chosen in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Alaves in the final.Ter Stegen will sign the new deal, which contains a buy-out clause of 180 million euros (201.3 million U.S. Dollars) on Tuesday, following team mates Ivan Rakitic, Neymar and Luis Suarez in tying down his future to the club.Barca are expected to announce a new contract for their all-time top scorer and talisman Lionel Messi later in the summer, with the five-times world player of the year expected to be made the highest paid player in Europe.last_img read more

Rohit Sharma on no-ball controversy in RCB vs MI: These things not good for cricket

first_img view more view less Rohit Sharma on no-ball controversy in RCB vs MI: These things not good for cricketRoyal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli also blasted the umpiring error, saying such goof-ups should not be happening at the Indian Premier League level. Lasith Malinga overstepped in the last ball of the match when RCB needed 7 runs but the umpires failed to spot the no-ball. commentary Akshay Ramesh BengaluruMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 00:44 IST IPL 2019: AB de Villiers 41-ball 70 not-out went in vain as RCB suffered a six-run defeat to MI on Thursday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSOn-field umpires failed to call a no-ball when Malinga overstepped in the final ball of RCB’s tense chase vs MIRohit Sharma blasted the umpiring errors, saying such incidents are disappointingJasprit Bumrah was named the Man of the Match for his figures of 3/20 in four oversRohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians ended up on the winning side in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore but the skipper wasn’t happy with the umpiring errors that were made in Bengaluru on Thursday. RCB vs MI Match report | Highlights |Royal Challengers Bangalore needed seven runs off the last ball when Lasith Malinga overstepped by a considerable margin. However, the umpires failed to spot the no-ball even as RCB’s Shivam Dube failed to find the big one that could have forced a Super Over.Royal Challengers and their fans suffered a heartbreak despite AB de Villiers’ special — 70 not-out of just 41 balls. However, the disappointment turned into displeasure as the replays on the big screen showed Malinga’s no-ball. The decision wasn’t overturned as both sets of players had already walked off the field.RCB captain Virat Kohli was miffed even as he walked out to do the post-match duties.Expressing his displeasure at the umpiring decisions, Rohit said: “I just got to know when we crossed the rope. These kind of things are not good for cricket, one of the Bumrah’s deliveries wasn’t a wide. Players can’t do much. Very disappointed to see that.”As Rohit pointed out, the on-field umpire also came up with a harsh call when he ruled a wide yorker from Jasprit Bumrah in the 19th over as wide.We don’t see it any other way, either. #playBold #VIVOIPL2019 #RCBvMI https://t.co/uYDz7LKxKgRoyal Challengers (@RCBTweets) March 28, 2019Even though Virat and AB had a partnership going, we didn’t panic: RohitadvertisementEarlier in the day, Mumbai Indians, who were sent in to bat, got off to a strong start with Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock stitching a 50-run stand. However, Mumbai Indians finished with just an above-par score of 187 after they suffered a collapse. Yuvraj Singh and Hardik Pandya played a cameo each to provide the much-needed impetus the MI innings needed towards the end.”Anything over 180 is a good score, you can fight with it. That’s exactly what we did. It was not a safe score, knowing the history of matches in Bengaluru. But we did the job with our bowlers. Even though Virat and AB had a partnership going, we didn’t panic. I thought we stuck to our plans, it was a great effort by the bowlers,” Rohit added.Heaping praise on MI’s death over experts Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit said: “Malinga has been the part of MI for a long time, you can always trust those guys in the back end. They bought experience into play. We were quite brave to bowl the deliveries we bowled. Bumrah executed well and we just missed a trick in the middle.”Bumrah was named the Man of the Match for his superlative performance both in the middle overs and at the death. While he picked up the big wicket of Virat Kohli, Bumrah conceded just 5 runs in the penultimate over of the tense chase.Also Read | Virat Kohli fumes after umpire fails to see no-ball: We are playing IPL, not club cricketAlso Read | Virat Kohli 2nd batsman after Suresh Raina to score 5000 IPL runsAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow IPL 2019Follow Virat KohliFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow RCB vs MIFollow Bengaluru no-ball No data available!center_img advertisement scorecard graphslast_img read more

Plastic Main Propellers Making Debut

first_imgPress Release, August 29, 2014; Image: PMD/Twitter zoom CFRP PropellerJapanese classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd., have installed the world’s first carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on a main propulsion system of a merchant vessel.The CFRP propeller was installed on the Taiko Maru, a domestic 499 GT chemical tanker owned by Sowa Kaiun YK by Marugame-based Koa industry Co., Ltd. in May 2014.The CFRP propeller installed on the vessel was developed and produced by Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd., with support from ClassNK, which granted approval for the design and manufacturing process of the CFRP propeller, as well as provided research and funding support for the project as part of the ClassNK Joint R&D for Industry Program.Despite its ultra-lightweight composition, CFRP exhibits the same, if not superior strength, to the aluminum-bronze composite materials used in conventional propellers, according to ClassNK. Due to the light weight of the propeller, propeller shafts can be manufactured with smaller diameters, contributing to a significant reduction in weight and fuel costs.The Taiko Maru had already been fitted with CFRP propellers in its side thrusters in September 2012. Based on their successful performance, Sowa Kaiun YK made the decision to extend the use of the CFRP propeller technology to its main propulsion system, making the vessel the first in the world to use a CFRP for its main propulsion system, Class NK reports.During sea trials the CFRP required 9% less horsepower to operate compared to conventional aluminum-bronze propellers, and Class NK believes that expansion of their use on merchant vessels is expected to contribute to better fuel economy and greater efficiency in operations.Class NK has also disclosed that it will embark on a joint research project together with Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co., Ltd. to test the extensibility of condition based monitoring system and automatic diagnostic system “ClassNK CMAXS LC-A” for auxiliary diesel engines manufactured by Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co., Ltd.The aim of this joint project is to test the extensibility of “ClassNK CMAXS LC-A”, a cloud-based machinery maintenance system that uses software to analyse sensor data obtained in the engine room for automatic condition diagnoses, and to detect any early signs of damage to auxiliary equipment.According to Class NK, the system will be able to show the condition of a wide variety of equipment in real-time and through the optimisation of scheduled overhaul intervals, and it will subsequently improve the life-cycle costs and enhance the safety of ship operations. The project is scheduled to continue in October 2015.last_img read more

SpiderMan team considered Donald Glover cameo

first_imgLos Angeles: Donald Glover may have starred in Spider-Man: Far From Home had the film spent more time in the US than Europe, screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers have revealed. Glover appeared briefly in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming as Aaron Davis, a criminal who comic book fans will recognise as the uncle of the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man. The writers said that the idea was to have Aaron pop up before Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and his classmates go on a school trip to Europe. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knotAsked if there was a discussion about getting the fan favourite back for the sequel, McKenna told The Hollywood Reporter, “We definitely considered that. We definitely thought, ‘How great it would be to bring back Aaron Davis again’. “Other considerations come in. We went down that road a little bit, then the movie really spent such little time in Queens and gets to Europe pretty quickly. Some ideas you just have to give up,” he further added.last_img read more

Web shows which will stir up the patriot in you

first_imgIndependence Day, that time of the year when we honour the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters, who fought till their last breath, to make the country free.With a bouquet of web-series available on various platforms, here is a list of some critically acclaimed web-shows handpicked for you, which can be watched with your family to stir up the patriot in you. Test Case Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and Vinay Waikul, ALTBalaji’s ‘Test Case’ is a story of Captain Shikha Sharma played by Nimrat Kaur. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe series revolves around the first woman in a combat role in the army who’s only aim is to serve the nation by being part of this male-dominated field. Apart from Nimrat, the show starred the formidable cast of Juhi Chawla, Akshay Oberoi, Manit Joura, Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Dev, Anup Soni among others. Modi – Journey of a Common Man The web series, ‘Modi-Journey of a Common Man’ is a 10-episode series available on Eros Now. The intriguing show portrays the journey of the talismanic PM Modi right from his childhood days to his political career that include his years as Chief Minister of Gujarat and then go on to become the Prime Minister. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award City of Dreams HOTSTAR’s ‘City of Dreams’ is the story of the feud within the Gaikwad family, which erupts after an assassination attempt on a polarising political figure. Blurring the lines between moral and immoral, in a struggle for power forms the core of this transfixing narrative. Bose: Dead/Alive A historic period drama by ALTBalaji stars the talented actor Rajkummar Rao as Subhash Chandra Bose, which depicts the story of the biggest cover-up of the death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. On 18 August 1945, Subhash Chandra Bose is presumed to be dead after a plane crash in Japanese-occupied Formosa (now Taiwan). The series explores the speculation about Bose’s death and revolves around characters and situations that hint at his possible return.last_img read more

Solicitor Generals wifes phone snatched by miscreants

first_imgNew Delhi: Two bike-borne miscreants snatched the mobile phone of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta’s wife near Mandi House in the heart of the national capital, police said on Monday. The incident occurred in front of FICCI auditorium on Sunday night. According to the police, Aparna Mehta had stepped out on the road when she was targeted. “We are checking the CCTV footage. The complainant told us that there was no number plate on the bike. And she was not able to see their faces,” said a senior police officer.last_img read more

After RBI payout FM says will frontload public spending to boost growth

first_imgNoting that consumption needs a boost, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that more measures to accelerate economic growth are in the pipeline and would be announced in the coming weeks. She reiterated that spending on infrastructure would be the government’s priority. “We can front-load some public spending by the government,” the Minister said during a media briefing in Guwahati, where she is as part of her multi-city tour to interact with tax officials, trade and business. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Sitharaman discussed development schemes for the northeast region besides direct tax and GST. Holding that the Narendra Modi government has been responsive and will come back with answers asked by the various groups, she cited the announcements made last Friday to boost economy by extending partial credit to NBFCs and measures to revive automobile sector. Subsequently, the Centre has eased FDI rules in digital media and single brand retail, coal-mining and contract manufacturing. The government is expected to come with another set of measures to prop up the real estate sector.(Inputs from Hindustan Times)last_img read more

The Latest White House hosts tech execs Thursday

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Latest on a White House tech meeting (all times local):11:20 a.m.The White House is hosting what it calls a listening session to hear from tech leaders including the CEOs of Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm.The Thursday lunch meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in artificial intelligence, wireless technology and quantum computing and how that will affect jobs and the economy.The gathering comes amid strained tensions between President Donald Trump and the tech industry over the U.S.-China trade war and other topics. The president isn’t likely to attend but his daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, is organizing it.Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, IBM CEO Gini Rometty, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz and Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf are among the expected attendees.Also attending are former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and academic leaders.___12:05 a.m.Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump’s administration and the tech industry.The White House says the Thursday meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in innovation and how that will affect jobs and the economy.Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz and Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf are among the expected attendees.It’s not clear if Trump is also attending. Some of Trump’s policies on trade and immigration have antagonized the tech industry.The president’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, is attending a separate business gathering in Washington on Thursday that includes the CEOs of IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Walmart, Boeing and AT&T.The Associated Presslast_img read more

UN meets with potential contributors to hybrid peace force in Darfur

29 June 2007The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) met today with potential contributors of troops and police to the planned African Union-UN hybrid operation for the violence-wracked Darfur region in Sudan. DPKO regarded today’s meeting as “a constructive start,” spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters, adding that it plans to hold informal discussions with the potential contributors and then another meeting after the Security Council officially authorizes the hybrid operation and establishes a mandate.Earlier this month the Sudanese Government agreed to the deployment of a hybrid force to stem the fighting in Darfur, where more than 200,000 people are estimated to have been killed and at least 2 million others displaced from their homes since 2003, when fighting broke out between armed rebel groups, Government forces and allied Janjaweed militias.Ms. Montas said Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno opened today’s meeting with an appeal to participants for early contributions. He said offers from African countries will be given priority but other offers will also be accepted, especially if there are not enough suitable African commitments.The potential contributors received a briefing on the requirements for the hybrid force, which is expected to need almost 20,000 troops, more than 6,000 police and nearly 5,000 civilians at full deployment. They also heard about the logistical challenges of deploying in Darfur, a remote and impoverished region the size of France on Sudan’s western flank. read more

Zac Goldsmith to run as Tory MP in Richmond Park as Esther

first_imgLiberal Democrats winner of the Richmond Park by-election, Sarah OlneyCredit:PETER NICHOLLS  “After a resounding victory in the 2015 General Election, his absence from Parliament since last December has been a disappointment. He is widely regarded the best MP that Richmond Park and North Kingston has ever had, and we need him back to represent our residents effectively. Esther McVeyCredit:AFP Zac Goldsmith will attempt to mount a comeback as a Tory MP just months after quitting the party in a protest over the Government’s support for Heathrow expansion.Meanwhile, former minister Esther McVey appears set for a return to Parliament after being selected as the candidate in George Osborne’s old seat. “Far from being a hardened Brexiteer as his opponents have painted him, he will fight for the best deal for Britain. He has led on guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK, and is a champion of strong protection for the environment.”He will also continue to lead the fight against Heathrow expansion, an issue which continues to concern our residents.” Liberal Democrats winner of the Richmond Park by-election, Sarah Olney Esther McVeycenter_img The by-election defeat marked the second setback for Mr Goldsmith within months, after he lost to Sadiq Khan in the 2016 London mayoral election.That campaign was criticised, even within the Tory Party, for its negative messaging and focus on Mr Khan’s Muslim background.Ms McVey, who represented the Conservatives in Wirral West from 2010 until 2015, has been chosen to contest the Tatton seat following the ex-chancellor’s decision to quit Parliament to focus on his other jobs – including editing the London Evening Standard. Lib Dem Sarah Olney won the seat in December in a campaign which focused on Brexit – the Remain-supporting seat voting to oust Leave-supporting Mr Goldsmith.But local Tories insist Mr Goldsmith is not a “hardened Brexiteer”.Constituency chairman Georgina Butler said: “We are delighted that Zac Goldsmith has been reselected as the Conservative candidate for Richmond Park and North Kingston in the forthcoming General Election, and we look forward to having him back again as our representative in Parliament. Mr Goldsmith lost his Richmond Park seat in December 2016 to the Liberal Democrats in a by-election which he forced so he could run as an independent opposed to expanding the west London airport.He is now back in the Tory fold and seeking to regain the seat in the June 8 General Election after being selected as the party’s candidate.Despite the Government’s backing for Heathrow, he will continue to oppose it. Former broadcaster Ms McVey will defend a Tory majority of more than 18,000 in the Cheshire constituency at the General Election on June 8.Mr Osborne said on Twitter: “Huge congratulations to @EstherMcVey1, new Tatton PPC. A real star. I couldn’t have a better successor. A one-woman Northern Powerhouse.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Polymetal to expand pressure oxidation gold treatment in Russia

first_imgThe Board of Polymetal International has approved the expansion of pressure oxidation operations at its operations in Russia and authorised the immediate start of construction at its POX-2 project.A recently released feasibility study on the project showed that the second POX line would meaningfully increase the value of Polymetal’s refractory reserve base, comprising approximately 55% of total ore reserves, processing concentrates from its Kyzyl, Nezhda, Mayskoye, and Voro mines.The project is expected to generate significant economic benefits as all refractory concentrates will be retained for in-house processing as opposed to selling to third-party offtakers. It will result in the incremental production of approximately 30,000-35,000 oz/y of gold from the same amount of feedstock and will, on average, lower total cash costs by $ 100-150/oz per ounce for 500,000 oz of annual gold production, according to Polymetal.POX-2, which is immediately adjacent to the current Amursk POX facility in Amursk, Russia, will also allow Polymetal to create capacity for treatment of third-party refractory concentrates, a market which has grown considerably in Russia and globally in recent years, it said.The project’s base case post-tax net present value (10% discount) was measured at $112 million and factored in a $1,200/oz gold price, 65 RUB/$ exchange rate and a total of 4.3 Mt of concentrate containing 9.3 Moz of gold processed from Kyzyl, Nezhda, Mayskoye, and Voro over a period of 23 years.Pre-production capital expenditures were estimated at $431 million and would be entirely funded out of company’s operating cash flows, Polymetal said.The plant’s design throughput capacity would be 250,000-300,000 t/y of concentrate, depending on the levels of sulphur content. The maximum sulphide sulphur processing capacity, meanwhile, was 48,000 t/y.“This would complement the 200,000 t/y of concentrate and 30,000 t/y of sulphur capacity of the existing Amursk POX facility,” Polymetal said, adding that the new facility would use a titanium-lined steel autoclave operating at 240˚С and a pressure of 43 bar.Hatch Inc will be responsible for the basic engineering, detailed engineering, POX procurement support and the supply of custom-made equipment for high-pressure and acidic processing areas, according to Polymetal. Polymetal Engineering is responsible for other processing areas, general site layout, and infrastructure.Vitaly Nesis, Group CEO of Polymetal, said: “POX-2 leverages our core technical capabilities and creates substantial value. It also fully de-risks our business model by eliminating dependence on concentrate offtake markets. Emerging trends in the global gold mining industry make POX-2 a crucial element of the company’s long-term strategy”.Polymetal envisages the start of detailed engineering and construction in the June quarter, receipt of all permits in the March quarter of 2020, delivery of the autoclave on-site in the September quarter of that year and completion of civil construction works around a year later.Completion of the main equipment installation is scheduled for the March quarter of 2022, followed by completion of external infrastructure and mechanical completion and start of commissioning activities in the September and December quarters of that year, respectively.The end of commissioning and first production could take place in the September quarter of 2023, with full ramp-up by the end of that year.POX-2 will share some of the external infrastructure (gas main, access road, water main) with the existing POX facility. Additional electricity supply will be provided via a new dedicated power line from the regional 110 kW grid, Polymetal said.The project will include a new hydrometallurgical area (POX proper), carbon-in-leach and intensive cyanidation areas, an oxygen plant, an upgrade to the existing dry tailings facility, reverse osmosis water treatment facility, and several smaller infrastructural facilities (warehouses, maintenance areas, etc).POX-2 is designed for processing double refractory concentrates, which contain micron gold particles encapsulated in sulphides (pyrites and arsenic pyrites) together with high concentrations of organic carbon. “High carbon content drives high sorption activity (preg-robbing) and dictates the use of high-temperature (240˚С) pressure oxidation compared with medium-temperature (200˚С) oxidation utilized at the existing Amursk POX facility,” Polymetal said.“Pressure oxidation was selected as the most feasible processing technology for double refractory ores. It is able to achieve gold recoveries of 96% by utilising high temperatures, elevated pressure and oxygen to recover encapsulated gold, while conventional cyanidation methods would result in sub-optimal recovery rates of 20-40%. Completed metallurgical tests on Kyzyl and Mayskoye high-carbon concentrates confirm the recovery rate of 96%.”Polymetal’s Amursk POX facility, in 2018, produced 308,000 oz of gold-equivalent from 170,000 t of processed concentrate for a 96.7% POX recovery.last_img read more

Poll Do you think Irelands corporate tax rate should be retained

first_img No (3147) YesNoI don’t knowVote Poll Results: I don’t know (476)center_img Writing a column for TheJournal.ie today, Dr. Donal Donovan, a member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council considers who and what was responsible for the demise of the Celtic Tiger – and whether Ireland’s preferential corporate tax regime can be sustained in the face of pressures from other countries.While he says it has been key to attracting foreign investment over the years, he questions if we can hold on to it.We want to know: Do you think Ireland’s corporate tax rate should be retained? Yes (1945)last_img read more

Alert There is a global wine shortage

first_imgWE HATE TO be the bearer of bad news, but frankly, in this instance we don’t have a choice!According to Morgan Stanley Research, there is not enough wine in the world. Yes, that’s right, we are experiencing a global wine shortage.Apparently, the world’s consumption of wine has grown at such a steady pace that we will probably soon need more wine than the industry is capable of producing.  According to Australian analysts for Morgan Stanley, the industry is: The French are the biggest consumers of wine followed by the Americans and then the Chinese.Between the increase in consumption and bad weather contributing to bad harvests, things are not looking good.WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?H/T CNN Money.Wine for cats is a real life thing now>16 absolutely enraging things that happen in the kitchen> …experiencing an undersupply of nearly 300 million cases a year.last_img read more

Deux astronautes de lISS retrouvent la Terre

first_imgDeux astronautes de l’ISS retrouvent la TerreKazakhstan – L’agence spatiale américaine a annoncé le retour sur Terre de la capsule Soyouz ramenant deux astronautes, l’un russe, l’autre américain, de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Ils sont arrivés le jeudi 18 mars au Kazakhstan, sans qu’aucun incident ne vienne perturber leur voyage.C’est à 11h25 GMT (12 h 25 heure de Paris), que Jeffrey Williams et Maxim Souraïev ont atterri près de la ville d’Arkalyk dans l’ouest du Kazakhstan, des parachutes permettant à la capsule d’atterrir en douceur.À lire aussiApollo 11 : À quoi la conquête spatiale ressemblera-t-elle dans 50 ans ?Ce retour sur Terre s’est déroulé sans encombre, et “les équipes de secours russes, travaillant dans des températures glaciales, étaient sur place sur le site d’atterrissage pour aider l’équipage à sortir du Soyouz et à se réadapter à la gravité”, a indiqué la NASA.Les deux hommes, qui ont passé plus de cinq mois dans l’ISS, devaient être rapidement transférés à la cité des étoiles, près de Moscou.De septembre à décembre 2009, Jeffrey Williams et Maxim Souraïev ont travaillé à bord de l’ISS en tant qu’ingénieurs de bord, puis le 1er décembre Jeffrey Williams a pris le commandement de la station.Il reste actuellement trois hommes à bord de l’ISS : l’Américain Timothy Creamer, le Japonais Soichi Noguchi et le Russe Oleg Kotov. Trois autres astronautes devraient les rejoindre le 4 avril prochain, un Américain et deux Russes, qui voyageront à bord d’un vaisseau russe. La Station spatiale, dont la construction est presque achevée, peut accueillir six personnes depuis mai 2009, au lieu de trois jusqu’alors.Le 19 mars 2010 à 17:05 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

UPDATE ON PRICES OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

first_imgBy Rohey JadamaForoyaa has been checking on the current prices of some basic food items in the market in comparison with what they were during the recently ended Muslim month of Ramadan with a view to providing an update to consumers.This reporter visited the Serekunda Central market yesterday, Saturday, 13 September, 2014 to find out the retail prices for rice, cooking oil, onions, sugar etc.Speaking to one Cherno Bah, a grocery owner inside the market, he said the current price for the 20 litres refined cooking oil which was selling at D975 during the Ramadan is now reduced to D950. As for Irish Potato, it is now selling at D500 per bag from D700 to D800 during the Ramadan. A bag of onion is between D370 and D400, adding that the latter is the good quality onion. He said the cooking oil that contains fat is D925 for the 20 litres container.Mr. Bah said he buys these commodities from Tajco shop at Bambo, in London Corner. He explained that the prices of the commodities are not stable as they increase every now and then.He said he pays to KMC a duty of D20 every day in addition to the D100 he pays for waste collection every month, adding that the payments are expensive.The prices offered by Modou Njie Bittaye, another shop owner in the market, are between D930 and D925 for the 20 litres cooking oil, Onion is D420 per bag for the good quality and D375 for the other, a bag of American rice is D1, 300 and D1, 250 depending on the quality and Irish potato is D500 per bag.According to him, he buys from the bigger stores that provide for transport from their warehouse to his shop.Alagie Cham, also a shop owner, explained that the prices of food items he sells are not stable as they depend on what the importer offers including other costs such as transportation etc. He said a bag of Irish Potato at his shop was costing D800 during the Ramadan but it has now reduced to D500. As for a bag of onion, it is D425 for the quality one and D420 for the other while the American rice is costing D1, 150 and D1,125 for the other. According to Mr. Cham, the business is faring well, but added that the frequent hikes in prices are disturbing them.Mr. Cham said he has paid business license and tax to both the KMC and GRA respectively, as well as the yearly D100 payment said to be for waste collection by the Council.]]>last_img read more

Megaworld announces major new residential projects to link with US11 billion Manila

first_img G2E Asia officially announces new Philippines expo In a Thursday announcement, Megaworld said the residential projects will include the 15-storey South Beach Place, comprising 582 units, with direct access to the Westside City Resorts World complex, while Sunny Coast Residential Resort will feature two 21-storey towers with a combined 1,309 residential units. All will be completed by 2024.Megaworld is set to invest around Php64 billion (US$1.23 billion) into Westside City in the next 10 years with Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. committing Php57 billion (US$1.1 billion) into Westside City Resorts World.Travellers, which operates Resorts World Manila, is a joint venture between Genting Hong Kong and Alliance Global Group.Megaworld is also developing two new hotel brands in Westside City – the 529-room Kingsford Hotel and 685-room Grand Westside Hotel – both of which will be linked directly to the casino complex. Load More Philippines real estate developer Megaworld has announced plans to build two new residential projects in the 31-hectare Westside City precinct in Manila’s Entertainment City.The new projects will see the number of units in the township – which forms part of Travellers International Hotel Group’s Westside City Resorts World development – increase by more than 50% from its current 3,500 units to around 5,400. Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August RelatedPosts Megaworld insists POGO exposure “small and manageable” as license moratorium sees share price tumblelast_img read more

Milley Border Deployments Have Neglible Impact on Readiness

first_img ADC AUTHOR The deployment of more than 4,500 soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border does not affect the Army’s readiness, Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley told Congress this week.Milley said anytime troops are sent to a contingency operation, it affects a specific unit but not the service as a whole, according to Army Times.“No, it doesn’t have a significant impact at all,” he said. “It’s a very modest, negligible impact on the Army as a whole, primarily because of scale, which is a slightly different scale than… the Marines.”Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller recently wrote that the deployment of Marines to the border is impacting that branch’s readiness and installations.Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfieldlast_img read more