Dendoncker excited by Wolves move

first_imgLeander Dendoncker is relishing the chance to test himself in the Premier League after completing his move to Wolves from Anderlecht.The 23-year-old was the only member of Roberto Martinez’s Belgium World Cup squad to play football in his homeland at club level, but he has now joined several of his compatriots in the Premier League.Dendoncker has moved to Molineux on an initial season-long loan, with the deal expected to be made permanent next summer for £12m ($15m). Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Having spent the last five years of his career with Anderlecht, where he has picked up two league titles, a move to one of Europe’s biggest leagues has beckoned for some time, and he is looking forward to playing for Wolves.Last season’s Championship winners have had an extremely busy summer in the transfer market, bringing in a host of new faces for their return to the top tier of English football, including Joao Moutinho, Adama Traore and Diogo Jota.Speaking to Wolves’ official website following his move, Dendoncker said: “I’m very happy to be here and I hope I can help the team as fast as possible.”I’m very excited to start. I followed Wolves a little bit last year and saw they did really good, they took 99 points and won a lot of games with attractive football.”I think it’s an ambitious club and that’s what attracts me the most. I’m ready to give everything.”Dendoncker has been given advice on the English game by his fellow Belgium internationals and is hoping the transfer will help him to improve.He added: “I’m excited by the challenge. They say the Premier League is like playing in the Champions League every week and I don’t think that’s a lie, I think the best players are in the Premier League.”I’ll do everything to give my best.”They say it’s the biggest league in the world, that it’s really nice to play every week in the Premier League,”They told me to come here, that I would become a better play. We will see.”  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Salah must continue to star for Liverpool – Klopp

first_imgLiverpool ‘It’s all in the past’ – Klopp says Salah must continue his red-hot form Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 15:42 11/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) mohamedsalah - cropped Getty Images Liverpool Mohamed Salah Jürgen Klopp Sevilla v Liverpool Sevilla UEFA Champions League The Egypt ace has more than lived up to his €42 million summer price tag but his manager says he is interested only in the player’s future success Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refuses to get carried away with Mohamed Salah’s incredible form, but hopes the forward can build on his recent run.Salah has starred for Liverpool this season and his brace against Southampton on Saturday took his tally to nine goals in 12 Premier League games.Salah 17/4 first scorer v Sevilla 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 In 18 games in all competitions this campaign, the 25-year-old has scored 14 goals and assisted three.But Klopp is looking ahead and hopes there is more to come from the Egypt international, beginning with Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Sevilla.”I like Mo, I like his goals and all that stuff but we don’t need to talk about this, it’s all in the past,” the German said.”I’m more interested in his statistics on Tuesday, but it’s like this in all our games. It’s not luck he scores, he made fantastic goals, he could build confidence from this so it helped us a lot.Can Mo continue scoring? #MyLFCMatchday— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 20, 2017″It was a good one for us but without this the game looks different. We have to score in the right moments and we did this in the last few weeks and it is what we have to do [against Sevilla] as well.”Salah has been labelled one of the signings of the season after arriving from Roma for a reported €42 million in the off-season. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Misoprostol in Pakistan Event at USAID

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 10, 2011August 17, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Trained traditional birth attendants in Pakistan provide misoprostol to prevent postpartum haemorrhage: a randomised placebo-controlled trialJill Durocher, Program Associate, Gynuity Health ProjectsJennifer Blum, Senior Program Associate, Gynuity Health ProjectsMonday, January 24, 20112:00-3:00 PMRonald Reagan Building1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20523Room: 4.8 E/FAbout the event: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) continues to be the leading single direct cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Despite global efforts to ensure that women deliver with skilled birth attendants and have access to conventional uterotonics for PPH prevention, 60% of births in low resource countries occur outside health facilities without a skilled attendant. In Pakistan, 65% of births occur at home and 27% of maternal deaths are attributed to PPH. Today’s talk summarizes results from a randomized controlled trial testing the impact of post-partum administration of 600 mcg oral misoprostol on PPH by Pakistani trained traditional birth attendants. The data show a 24% reduction in PPH among women given misoprostol after delivery. These results, in conjunction with other published reports on misoprostol for PPH prevention, support the drug’s effectiveness in preventing PPH in places where oxytocin is either not available or not feasible. We also hope that these results will bolster WHO support to list misoprostol for its specific PPH prevention indication on its Essential Medicines List.Jill Durocher will share results from this newly published trial and discuss its implication for programs introducing misoprostol for PPH prevention. Jennifer Blum will be on hand to discuss how this relates to Gynuity’s current portfolio of work on misoprostol for the prevention and treatment of PPH globally.Please join USAID and Gynuity Health Projects for this presentation—newly published in BJOG. All are invited. Please contact Tierra Smith ( for pre-clearance into the building.Share this:last_img read more

Capital Healths Mental Health Program To Get Innovative New Facilities

first_imgNova Scotians with mental health problems will have improved access to appropriate mental health services as a result of a $6.7-million construction project at the Nova Scotia Hospital. The investment will allow for the construction of four home-like in-patient care units. Each unit will house 10 bedrooms and associated living space. “The province is making good on its promise to enhance mental health services in Nova Scotia,” said Health Minister Chris d’Entremont, today, May 2. “This project is particularly exciting because it reflects a shift to a more flexible community-focused model of care that will help us better support patients and families who face mental health issues.” The four units will share common staff work areas, as well as an indoor greenhouse and outdoor garden. The construction will allow the relocation of 40 in-hospital beds. The project is an expansion of government’s commitment to improving access to appropriate mental health services across the province, and particularly for people in the Capital Health district. “Today’s announcement is a tremendous boost for all the work that is underway to improve how we deliver mental health services in the capital district,” said John Malcom, interim CEO for Capital Health. “The residential-style in-patient units are better for patients, staff and their families.” The project is expected to take about 18 months to complete. The cost for the construction project is being shared 75 per cent by the Department of Health and 25 per cent by the district.last_img read more

A Screening Night for Ruby Tree Films

first_imgFilm lovers will have an opportunity to see inside the fascinating world of special FX make-up and creature design as Film Nova Scotia and Empire Theatres host a free public screening of the feature-length documentary, Nightmare Factory. The screening will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Empire Theatres Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Rd., Cinema 3. Produced and directed by Donna Davies of Halifax-based Ruby Tree Films, the documentary follows Greg Nicotero, one of the industry’s key players, as he brings nightmares to life in the next big-budget horror film. Nicotero has led special FX make-up teams on more than 800 films including Grindhouse, Hostel, Sin City, Kill Bill, The Hills Have Eyes and The Mist. He has worked with the world’s greatest directors from Stephen Spielberg to Quentin Tarantino, and has won many awards, including a 2006 Oscar for the Narnia Series and a recent Emmy for his work on AMC’s monster hit The Walking Dead. The documentary features clips from the last two decades of the most memorable horror and sci-fi films, as well as a collection of behind the scenes “making of” footage shot by Mr. Nicotero on set. Ms. Davies will attend the event to introduce the film and take questions from the audience. Screening Nights are held four times a year to allow local audiences to see homegrown film productions and enable local filmmakers to promote their work.last_img read more

Pune BPO employee rapemurder case HC commutes 2 convicts death penalty to

first_imgMumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday commuted the death penalty of two convicts in the 2007 Pune BPO gang-rape and murder case to “life term for a period of 35 years” on the grounds that there had been an inordinate delay in executing them. Purushottam Borate (38) and Pradeep Kokade (32) were to be executed on June 24, but the high court had said on June 21 that the execution should not take place until further orders. A division bench of Justices B P Dharmadhikari and Swapna Joshi on Monday allowed the petitions filed by the convicts seeking a stay on the execution of their death warrant. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “We find that the delay in executing the death penalty in the present case was undue, inordinate and unreasonable,” the court said in its judgment. It added that the delay could have been avoided if the mercy petitions and the final execution were dealt with some sense of urgency. “We find that there has been undue and unexplained delay by both the state and Central government in processing the mercy petitions,” the court said. “Here we have to consider a case of two convicts who have to be hanged. When the protection of Article 21 of the Constitution of India (Right to life and personal liberty) is at stake then the Executive, Court of Law or the Governor and President of India stand at the same pedestal,” the court said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Thus, delay by any arm of the state or the Central government would be against the fundamental rights of the convicts, it added. “It is clear that the actual execution of the death penalty is at the hands of the state government. The state government has to fix a date and obtain death warrant,” the judgment said. Thus, merely writing letters to the sessions court seeking for a date to be fixed for execution of the death penalty cannot be seen as compliance, it added. “In such a situation, we commute the death penalty to life term for a period of 35 years considering the time already spent by the petitioners in jail,” the court said in its judgement. The bench also berated the government for using old age methods like telegram and express letters for communication. “We are in the 21st century and in this digital era, not resorting to devices such as email and telephones would be to deliberately delay the exercise or derail it,” the court said. The bench also noted that the convicts were kept in solitary confinement from 2012. The convicts’ lawyer, Yug Chaudhary, told reporters the court had said in the judgement that the duo should be in prison for a period of 35 years after taking into account the time already spent in jail and remission. On November 1, 2007, a Wipro BPO employee, who was then 22-year-old, got into the regular cab contracted by the company to report for her night duty in a Pune suburb. Cab driver Borate, accompanied by his friend Kokade, changed the route and took her to a remote place, where they raped and strangled her with her dupatta. They also disfigured her face. The duo was convicted and awarded death penalty by a sessions court in March 2012 for kidnapping, raping and murdering the woman. In September 2012, the high court confirmed the punishment and the verdict was upheld by the Supreme Court in May 2015. The Maharashtra governor and the President had rejected their mercy petitions in 2016 and 2017, respectively. On April 10, a sessions court in Pune issued warrants setting June 24 as the date of execution. In the petitions filed in May, the duo sought a stay on the ground that there had been inordinate delay in deciding their mercy petitions by the Maharashtra governor and the President, and also in issuance of the warrants for execution of the death penalty. “Excessive and unexplained delay of over four years (1,509 days) in execution of the sentence of death causes unnecessary and unavoidable pain, suffering and mental torment that constitutes cruel and unusual punishment violative of Article 21 (right to life),” they said in the petitions. The state government, seeking dismissal of the petitions, had said that while considering the rights of the convicts, the rights of the victim’s family and the collective conscience of the society would also have to be kept in mind.last_img read more

Royal Family Attends Events To Mark 70th Anniversary Of NHS

first_imgEvents recently took place across the UK to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS – Britain’s National Health Service.Prince of Wales Celebrates 70th Anniversary of NHSMembers of the Royal Family met NHS staff and patients in England, Scotland and Wales.The Prince of Wales – already in Wales for his annual week of engagements to celebrate Welsh achievement and culture – started the day with a Garden Party at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital. Aneurin Bevan – the Welsh son of a coal miner and founder of the NHS – is a source of much pride in Wales.In the afternoon, The Countess of Wessex attended a service at Westminster Abbey where a number of the NHS’s longest-serving members of staff were amongst the congregation.At the final Royal event of the day, The Duke of Cambridge spoke to NHS staff and patients about their experience within the health service during a reception in Scotland.Source:Royal.uklast_img read more

Darfur crimes continue and Sudan still not cooperating with ICC – Prosecutor

4 December 2009Indiscriminate bombings, rape and other crimes are continuing in Darfur, the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) said today, while noting that the Government of Sudan still refuses to cooperate with his office and its indicted President and other suspects remain at large. The ICC, which is based in The Hague, issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Al-Bashir in March for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur, where estimated 300,000 people have died since 2003 due to fighting between Government forces and allied Arab militiamen, known as the Janjaweed.Soon after the warrant was issued the Government expelled 13 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and revoked the permits of three local groups, dealing a blow to humanitarian efforts in the region.Briefing the Security Council on the latest developments, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said that attacks against civilians in Darfur are continuing. In an incident on 25 November, militia reportedly attacked two villages in North Darfur, where they captured civilians, beat villagers and looted property.“President Al-Bashir, instead of stopping the crimes, is stopping the information about the crimes,” he told the Council.“The decisions to expel humanitarian workers and silence others by threats of expulsion, or the attempts at restricting the freedom of movement of UNAMID [joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur] are part and parcel of this policy to reduce the monitoring capacity of the international community.”In his recent report on UNAMID, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the impediments put by the Sudanese Government on the movement of peacekeepers which continue to hamper their ability to stabilize the situation in Darfur.Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said that efforts in recent months have focused on encouraging Sudan to respect its responsibilities as a UN Member State and to put an end to crimes and arrest people indicted by the Court. He noted that Mr. Al-Bashir has been unable to travel to certain States where he may be arrested. “This process of marginalization of indicted criminals, if maintained steadfastly, is a way towards the ultimate implementation of the arrest warrants issued by the Court.“Respect for the Court decision to issue an arrest warrant against President Al-Bashir sends a clear message: President Al-Bashir will face justice. Any leader committing crimes will face justice. Power does not provide immunity,” he added. The Prosecutor also stressed that he needs the Security Council’s full support to ensure that the attention remains on the need to arrest the indicted suspects and to end crimes in Darfur.Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said, “President Al-Bashir is not managing one Kalashnikov. He manages an entire State to commit the crimes. So he uses some people to attack the civilians. He uses other people to finance and uses other people to cover up the crimes. Any of those who are voluntarily making a contribution to these crimes could be criminally responsible.”The Prosecutor also stressed that he needs the Security Council’s full support to ensure that the attention remains on the need to arrest the indicted suspects and to end crimes in Darfur. read more

Philosophy can benefit society aid search for peace and development – UN

17 November 2011Philosophy, the exercise of critical thought and freedom of expression, is vital in the search for lasting responses to the challenges of peace and development, a top United Nations official stated as the world body marked this year’s World Philosophy Day. “The practice of philosophy is a process benefiting the whole of society. It helps to build bridges between peoples and cultures and heightens demand for quality education for all,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).“Philosophy encourages respect for cultural diversity, exchanging opinions and sharing the benefits of science, which are the conditions for genuine debate,” she added in her message for the Day, which has been celebrated every third Thursday of November since 2002. Ms. Bokova pointed to the dramatic changes that have been sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East this year as people took to the streets demanding fundamental freedoms and spurring revolutions that brought down decades-old regimes.“The extraordinary exuberance of the Arab Spring invites each one of us, whether participants in or spectators of these events, to ponder the meaning of history, social justice, gender equality and fundamental freedoms.”She also noted that several large-scale disasters, particularly the earthquake followed by a tsunami and nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, have emphasized the powerful relevance of questions on the place of humans in nature.“All of these events call on us to bolster our efforts to provide everyone, the young and the less young alike, with the means for understanding our rapidly changing societies,” said Ms. Bokova.UNESCO wishes to “rally the whole human sciences community to whet their appetite for philosophy,” even among the very young, she stated, adding that initiatives for children’s philosophical practice offer real opportunities for educational progress and deserve attention.The Day is being celebrated with a number of events taking place at the agency’s Paris headquarters, as well as events around the world, including symposia, book fairs, children’s philosophy workshops and debates.Among the events in Paris is the Third Assembly of the International Network of Women Philosophers, which was founded in 2007 under the auspices of UNESCO. During the conference, the first issue of the online Women Philosophers’ Journal will be launched. read more

Pembina going ahead with petrochemical plant joint venture in Alberta

CALGARY — A $4.5-billion Alberta project to turn propane into plastic will help deliver world prices to land-locked western Canadian oil and gas producers, says Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Ltd.The company announced Monday it has decided with its joint venture partner, Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Co., to go ahead with their proposed integrated propane dehydrogenation plant and polypropylene upgrading facility northeast of Edmonton.The plants’ plastic pellets will be sent by rail and shipping containers to manufacturers around the world to be turned into recyclable products used in automobiles, medical devices, food packaging and home electronic appliances. Pembina delays final investment decision on $3.5B plastics plant, seeks partner for LNG project Alberta joins petrochemicals boom with $2B methanol project proposal “Sanctioning of the PDH/PP facility is the largest step taken to date by Pembina in executing its strategy to secure global market prices for customers’ hydrocarbons produced in Western Canada, and provides another exciting platform for future growth,” said Pembina CEO Mick Dilger in a news release.Petrochemical Industries CEO Mohammed Abdullatif Al-Farhoud added in the same release that the facility is “ideally aligned with PIC’s continued pursuit of sustainable and globally diversified growth.”Pembina was awarded $300 million in royalty credits in 2016 as an Alberta government incentive for the project.At the same time, Calgary-based Inter Pipeline Ltd. got $200 million in credits for its nearby $3.5-billion polypropylene project, which is now under construction.The credits allow producers to reduce their royalty payments to the government and, as such, can’t be claimed by the petrochemical plants themselves.However, Pembina said Monday it has made agreements with producers to “monetize” 80 per cent of the credits over the first several years of operation of the facility, which is expected to be in-service in mid-2023.Pembina’s share of the project’s capital costs will be $2.5 billion including a 50 per cent interest in the joint venture, which will own the plants, and a 100 per cent stake in the supporting facilities.The plants will be located next to Pembina’s Redwater fractionation complex, which extracts liquids such as propane, ethane and condensate from natural gas.They will consume about 23,000 barrels per day of propane and have nameplate capacity of 550,000 tonnes of polypropylene per year.The project is part of a resurgence in spending on industrial chemical industry projects in Canada. A recent members survey by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada projected capital spending would jump by 65 per cent to $1.9 billion this year, the highest since $2.2 billion in 2014 and third-highest in a decade.The survey suggested employment would rise by about four per cent or 640 jobs to 17,670 in 2019.Last year, Alberta announced two new programs worth $2.1 billion in royalty credits, grants and loans to encourage more investments in manufacturing plants, as well as facilities to produce petrochemical feedstock. The applications deadline was Oct. 1 and announcements are expected soon.The new plants are opposed by environmentalists who point out very little plastic is recycled in Canada — almost 90 per cent winds up as litter or in landfills.But Alberta’s NDP government says upgrading hydrocarbons at home instead of shipping raw product into the United States allows the province to ensure it has among the lowest emitting petrochemical producers in the world. read more

On International Day UN spotlights literacy as foundation for a more sustainable

“In our knowledge-based era, literacy is a foundation for a more just, inclusive and sustainable world,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for World Literacy Day.“Literacy enables people to gain access to information to improve their health and nutrition, widen their livelihood options, cope with environmental change and make informed choices,” the Secretary-General said on the Day, observed annually on 8 SeptemberThere are more than 773 million young people and adults around the world who cannot read. Worldwide, at least 250 million children of primary school age cannot read, write or count. Two thirds of them are women.Mr. Ban underlined the importance of investing in education, noting this is an investment in human dignity, development and peace.“I urge all countries to make education and literacy national priorities and to work with partners across society to advance these goals. By promoting literacy, we can help millions of people write their own chapter of opportunity in their lives and our common future.”The latest data from the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics shows that most of the world’s illiterate adults live in South and West Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Illiteracy also remains a persistent problem in developed countries, with UNESCO data showing that one in five young people in Europe had poor literacy skills in 2009, and some 160 million adults in countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and development (OECD) are functionally illiterate, which means that they do not have the skills needed to function in today’s environments such as the ability to fill out forms, follow instructions, read a map, or help with their children with homework.This year’s theme for the Day is “Literacies for the 21st century,” chosen to highlight the evolving range of literacy skills required to full participate in today’s connected societies.“Literacy is the first condition for dialogue, communication and integration into new connected societies,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in her message for the Day.“Young people need new skills to enter and succeed in the job market: knowledge of several languages, understanding of cultural diversity, lifelong learning. Literacy is the key for acquiring knowledge, interpersonal skills, expertise and the ability to live together in community – all skills that are the foundations of modern society.”To mark the Day, an international colloquium will be held at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris on 9 September, bringing together ministers and deputy ministers of education, development and culture from Afghanistan, Benin, the Republic of Chad, India, Namibia, Pakistan and Senegal, along with representatives from other civil society working in education and literacy, and the private sector. UNESCO will also honour the winners of its annual literary prize. This year’s awards are being presented to winners from Bangladesh, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, India and Namibia. read more

Wilden AODD pumps excel in mine electrowinning applications

first_imgThe key link between mine excavation and the precise operation of electrowinning is the fact that industrial pumps are required to optimise both processes. One type of pump style – air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) – has according to Wilden® Pump & Engineering Company been proven in the field “to be flexible enough to offer the ruggedness and reliability for operations such as mine dewatering, as well as the ability to handle corrosive chemicals during electrowinning operations.”AODD pumps are able to perform effectively at both ends of the mining spectrum because their method of operation allows them to easily handle variable flow rates and pressures, while being dry-run capable and nimble enough to transfer liquids that are shear-sensitive or high-viscosity, as well as slurries laden with rocks, pebbles and other particulates.The simple design of the AODD pump features few moving parts, which simplifies maintenance, while the pump’s seal-less design results in fewer leaks, which is a critical consideration when handling hard-to-seal or hazardous liquids. AODD pumps are available in both metal and plastic housing constructions, while a wide array of elastomers can be used in the diaphragms, which eliminates many chemical-compatibility concerns.“The wide variety of AODD pump configurations provides operational flexibility that can also result in optimised efficiency at many levels. The ability to feature AODD pumps in a wide range of applications, from basic general-use to delicate electrowinning processes, allows the operator to more cost-effectively outfit the mine. AODD pumps can also be less costly to operate, especially those models that are outfitted with next-generation mechanically actuated air distribution systems (ADS). And, at their most basic, AODD pumps excel in the typical rugged and harsh operating atmospheres found in mines, which reduces breakdown incidents along with corresponding downtime and repair costs.”Since AODD pumps do not require electricity to operate, they offer the added benefit of helping to improve mine safety, especially when used in potentially explosive atmospheres. AODD pump technology was invented by Jim Wilden in 1955, who went on to form Wilden Pump & Engineering in Grand Terrace, California. “Wilden’s AODD pump technology has been proven over the ensuing years to excel when used in the entire array of mining applications.”“Specifically, Wilden offers its Original™ Series and Advanced™ Series Metal and Plastic AODD pumps, which can be used for both dewatering operations and chemical transfer in electrowinning processes. Wilden’s Stallion® clamped metal AODD pumps incorporate many design enhancements that make them the first choice for various mine operations. Chief among these are a shock-absorbing polyurethane screen base that absorbs the impact from constant assault by solid particles, resulting in maximised durability. Stallion pumps also feature an integrated suction strainer, with the option of plumbed suction, if needed.”Stallion pumps also offer Wilden’s patented Pro-Flo X™ Air Distribution System (ADS) with the Efficiency Management System (EMS™). The EMS allows the user to control flow rates and air consumption with the simple turn of a dial. Wilden’s Stallion pumps are available in three sizes: PX4, 38 mm; PX8, 51 mm; and PX15, 76 mm. All are available in either aluminium or ductile-iron materials of construction, are submersible, intrinsically safe, lube-free, can run dry, have superior anti-freezing properties and can handle pressures to 125 psi. Depending on the model, flow rates range from 305 to 1,000 litres/min.Wilden also offers various Original and Advanced plastic AODD pumps in polypropylene or PVDF materials of construction, “which make them ideal for handling the oftentimes corrosive or hazardous acids, caustics or solvents used in electrowinning.” Elastomer options include Buna-N, Neoprene, Viton®, PTFE or Wil-Flex™. These pump models also have the ability to incorporate Wilden’s innovative new Pro-Flo® SHIFT ADS, the operation of which has been shown to produce up to 60% savings in air consumption and associated operational costs.Finally, Wilden has recently added the Advanced™ FIT Series AODD pumps to its product portfolio, which can be ideal for electrowinning and other chemical-handling applications within mining operations. Featuring stainless-steel or aluminum wetted paths, the Advanced FIT pumps have been designed to “fit” bolt-to-bolt and pipe-to-pipe within existing fluid-handling systems, making them an ideal drop-in replacement for either Wilden pumps or competitive models. The Advanced FIT pumps are also able to incorporate the Pro-Flo SHIFT ADS for increased savings in air consumption and operational costs.last_img read more

Kielce to sign best ASOBAL goalie Vladimir Cupara

Vive Tauron KielceVladimir Cupara ← Previous Story Dinamo Bucharest are Romanian champions after 11 years Next Story → Domagoj Duvnjak about Cologne: Basketball F4 is perfection – Two days event is disaster The new EHF Champions League winners Vive Tauron Kielce have a plan for rejuvenation of legendary squad who wrote the best chapter of the club’s history on Sunday in Cologne. The Croatian goalkeeper Marin Šego will be replaced by seven years younger compatriot – Filip Ivić who is coming from RK PPD Zagreb this summer, but also domestic legend Slawomir Szmal will get younger successor in years to come.The 38-years old Polish hero will finish his career in the following years, when the 22-years old Serbian goalie Vladimir Cupara will replace him in yellow jersey, finds out, currently member of BM Ademar Leon, made a four years deal with Kielce, but from 2018 with possibility to come in 2017. He is the best goalkeeper of ASOBAL in number of saves.Generation 1994 from Balkan obviously impressed Talant Dujshebaev and Bertus Servaas. Serbian right wing Darko Djukic and Croatian left back Marko Mamić will be also a part of Polish squad in the future… read more

Security researchers fingered for fraud in bogus blog post

first_imgWhen you’re in the computer security business, you’re bound to wind up in the sights of those who operate outside the law from time to time — especially if you’re a high profile blogger. Brian Krebs and F-Secure’s Mikko Hypponen are two of the biggest names in the security business, and they’re no doubt aware that their reputations make them juicy targets for cyber-hooligans.Over the weekend, someone decided to have a go at the duo of cybercrime fighters by posting a fake news story to a somewhat well-known security news website The fabricated story alleged that Krebs and Hypponen had been uncovered running a counterfeit credit card operation, and that the two were also in a romantic relationship. Ironically, the article was a doctored version of one written by Krebs in 2007 for the Washington Post, complete with Photoshopped chat logs and forum postings with rather obvious made-up handles.AdChoices广告Hypponen received an email heads-up on Sunday night, and he headed over to Fraud-News to see what the fuss was about. Hypponen — who was quick to point out that he likes Krebs, but not that way — picked up the phone to see if his pal had noticed the post. He had, and Krebs wasn’t alone. The news was already spreading on Twitter, leading to several virtual “tsk tsk” and “unfollowed” comments.Hypponen’s response post states that Krebs seems to have a pretty good idea who was behind the chicanery, and with two such vocal security researchers involved it’ll be interesting to see whether that person’s (or group’s) identity is revealed.More at F-Secure and The Registerlast_img read more

19 Awesome Lego Movie 2 Sets Arrive This December

first_img The New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet LongLego Makes Building Sets Accessible to the Blind Stay on target Emmet Brickowski is back! The trailer for the Lego Movie 2 yesterday, and if you thought Lego would have a bunch of cool new sets to go along with the sequel… well, you thought right!Lego revealed the full lineup this week. They’ve got 19 sets in total and they’re due to arrive next month. You’ll be able to pick them up at your favorite shop on December 26.The new releases are every bit as imaginative and fun as the originals were. This time around Lego worked in a few Friends elements, a full Duplo sets for the wee ones, and a pair of multi-model builders kits.While there’s nothing that matches the epic scale of Metalbeard’s Sea Cow, there are two big builds in this batch. One is the 1,024 piece Pop-Up Party Bus which sells for $79.99. The biggest is Rex Dangervest’s Rexplorer — with 1187 pieces and a price tag of $99.99.Lego is also letting its fans do more than just build and play with the creations they’ll see in the The Lego Movie 2. One of the new sets actually lets you film your very own scenes!The Lego Movie Maker will sell for $49.99 and it comes with just about everything you need to record your own stop motion animation. It includes a pair of backdrops, Emmet, Lucy and Rex Dangervest minifigs, Unikitty, vehicles, a stage.All you need to add is a smartphone to snap the stills. The Movie Maker kit even includes a buildable stand that will hold it steady for you.If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, it’s well worth watching. The Lego Movie 2 promises to be every bit as much fun as the first installment. Once you’re in a master builder state of mind, check out the rest of the sets that are heading your way next month!View as: One Page Slides1/381. 10895 Emmet and Lucy’s Visitors from the DUPLO® Planet53 pieces, $29.99 SRP2. 10895 Emmet and Lucy’s Visitors from the DUPLO® Planet3. 70820 LEGO Movie Maker482 pieces, $49.99 SRP4. 70820 LEGO Movie Maker5. 70821 Emmet and Benny’s ‘Build and Fix Workshop’117 pieces, $19.99 SRP6. 70821 Emmet and Benny’s ‘Build and Fix Workshop’7. 70822 Unikitty’s Sweetest Friends EVER!76 pieces, $9.99 SRP8. 70822 Unikitty’s Sweetest Friends EVER!9. 70827 Ultrakatty and Warrior Lucy!383 pieces, $29.99 SRP10. 70827 Ultrakatty and Warrior Lucy!11. 70826 Rex’s Rextreme Offroader230 pieces, $29.99 SRP12. 70826 Rex’s Rextreme Offroader13. 70825 Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi’s Build Whatever Box!455 pieces, $39.99 SRP14. 70825 Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi’s Build Whatever Box!15. 70824 Introducing Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi115 pieces, $9.99 SRP16. 70824 Introducing Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi17. 70823 Emmet’s Thricycle!173 pieces, $9.99 SRP18. 70823 Emmet’s Thricycle!19. 70828 Pop-Up Party Bus1013 pieces, $79.9920. 70828 Pop-Up Party Bus21. 70829 Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy549 pieces, $49.9922. 70829 Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy23. 70830 Sweet Mayhem’s Systar Starship500 pieces, $69.99 SRP24. 70830 Sweet Mayhem’s Systar Starship25. 70831 Emmet’s Dream House/Rescue Rocket706 pieces, $69.99 SRP26. 70831 Emmet’s Dream House/Rescue Rocket27. 70832 Emmet’s Builder Box125 pieces, $29.99 SRP28. 70832 Emmet’s Builder Box29. 70841 Benny’s Space Squad68 pieces, $9.99 SRP30. 70841 Benny’s Space Squad31. 70836 Battle-ready Batman and MetalBeard168 pieces, $19.9932. 70836 Battle-ready Batman and MetalBeard33. 70835 Rex’s Rexplorer1172 pieces, $119.99 SRP34. 70835 Rex’s Rexplorer35. 70834 MetalBeard’s Heavy Metal Motor Trike458 pieces, $59.99 SRP36. 70834 MetalBeard’s Heavy Metal Motor Trike37. 70833 Lucy’s Builder Box141 pieces, $29.99 SRP38. 70833 Lucy’s Builder Boxlast_img read more

Scientists use seismic waves to map Okmok volcano

first_imgIn the rich volcanic landscape of the Aleutians, Okmok volcano on Umnak Island has drawn special attention this summer.A team of scientists are using a process like a geological CAT scan to map the the inside of Okmok Volcano. (Photo by Alaska Volcano observatory, USGS/Wikimedia Commons)Matt Haney, a research geophysicist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory, is part of a team trying to create an image of the inside of Okmok. The process is like a geological CAT scan, mapping the earth rather than the body.Last summer, the team set out an array of seismometers – sensors that pick up the same seismic waves that characterize earthquakes – on and around the volcano.The seismometers measure how fast these waves travel through the earth, which gives scientists an idea of what kind of material, like magma, rocks, or groundwater, might make up the inside of Okmok.Seismic waves travel faster through dense rock, and slower through liquids like magma and water.“At Okmok, from previous work, we know there’s a shallow magma chamber,” Haney said. “So from these new data, we should see – are there other chambers deeper in the crust? What does it look like really deep?”Haney hopes a clear image of the inside of Okmok will help us understand future eruptions.In 2008, Okmok erupted in an entirely new way, breaking a historical pattern and surprising scientists.The work done by Haney’s team might shed more light on that unusual eruption.“Maybe by having an image of the deeper structure, we can see what is the driver of this change in eruptive activity,” he said. “Should we expect the next eruption to follow this new pattern, or will it return to the pattern it had before?”Haney’s work at Okmok is only one of several studies conducted in the area this summer.There’s also a team studying Mount Cleveland, and another group measuring tectonic tremors, a newly discovered type of earthquake, on Unalaska.Haney says he hopes data can be shared across projects like these to create a more complete picture of the seismic environment in the Aleutians.last_img read more

PSBs havent met the goals of bank nationalisation so privatise them

first_imgThe Punjab National Bank unearthed a Rs 11,400-crore fraud at its Kalagodha branch in Mumbai.ReutersIn these troubled times, it’s axiomatic to say that ‘government’ is the Leviathan crouching around the neck of the governed. The larger the government becomes, the poorer the governed turn. Public sector banks were seen as the lifeline of a nation in the throes of reconstruction after Independence, but they’ve now become the channel through which public money flows out. Maybe it’s around time public sector banks are be privatised. At least, deny the corrupt a safe perch!Banks were nationalised in 1969, a political masterstroke that helped Indira Gandhi vanquish the Syndicate challenge and oust Morarji Desai as finance minister. However, beyond political goals, bank nationalisation had its stated economic goals — to stem the rising tide of bank failures, refocus bank lending on agriculture and offer credit support to a whole lot of priority sectors.Nationalising the banks was seen as the right means for national reconstruction — the process of giving the country back to the people. However, nearly 50 years later, the reality is that the nationalised banks have failed in this mission. And the graver realty is that they’ve sold out to those who loot the country. They’ve become the travesty of the original goals for which they were set up.The NPAs the public sector banks have racked up are a miserable reflection of the pernicious co-existence of the absence of accountability and rampant corruptionThe latest Economic Survey showed that as much as 82.6 percent of Indian banks’ loan book was accounted for by the large enterprises. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) received only 17.4 percent of the total credit. MSME is the sector that contributes 45 percent of the total manufacturing output and as much as 40 percent of the country’s exports.It just turns out that public sector banks have not just failed the poor of the country, the backbone of the economy. They’ve failed the nation by setting their regulations — and scruples — very low that mindboggling corporate piggeries are allowed to happen. The Punjab National Bank scam is just the latest of the examples. One may argue that such daylight robberies do not happen often. But the fact is that such loot of public wealth happens all too often, and they only take a little longer to emerge in the form of non-performing assets (NPAs).The NPAs the public sector banks have racked up are a miserable reflection of the pernicious co-existence of the absence of accountability and rampant corruption. Loans do not merely become bad loans; bad loans are created in the first place. Whose loss is it anyway? The government will recapitalise the banks with money from the public exchequer and then again, extricate more from the public in the form of taxes.Priority sector lendingYet, ironically, farm and MSME loans much often figure in the discourses about bad loans and the deteriorating asset quality in the banks. But what’s the truth? Are the public sector banks burdened so heavily with those little loans the farmers and the small time cottage industries avail of? According to the Economic Survey, only 11.8 percent of the NPAs is from the priority sector. Bank nationalisation’s stated aim was to offer more credit to the priority sector, which includes agriculture, MSMEs, housing for the underprivileged and education loans.At 11.8 percent, the NPA from this sector amounts to a meagre Rs 75,000 crore, compared with the 8.5 lakh crore in NPAs the public sector banks have accumulated. So, for whose sake have they been labouring? And it’s not even the case that public sector banks alone bear the NPAs from the priority sector. The Survey shows that priority sector NPAs in private banks was 9.6 percent.Under the Priority Sector Lending (PSL) guidelines, at least 18 percent of the adjusted net bank credit (ANBC) should go to the agriculture sector. Another 8 percent should be earmarked for small and marginal farmers. However, large public sector banks barely keep pace with this norm, let alone surpass it. According to an RBI report, in 2017, priority sector lending was flat in public sector banks while this showed better levels of growth in the private sector.Less loans to agri sector Another report showed that the growth of lending to the agriculture sector in the country fell to 5.8 percent as of September 2017, compared with 15.9 percent in the corresponding period in the previous year. A report from Madhya Pradesh shows that the number of farmers getting the farm loan waiver is just around 11 percent of the total targeted beneficiariesRBI data further showed that loans to agriculture sector in Karnataka fell from 17 percent to 6 percent while in Telangana, the fall was from around 20 percent to 3 percent. The situation is not different in other states in the country.And often there is a lot of noise about the pain of writing off farm loans. But what’s the reality? A report from Madhya Pradesh showed that the number of farmers getting the farm loan waiver is just around 11 percent of the total targeted beneficiaries.And, you are talking about individuals whose loan amounts are in the range of Rs 1 lakh, not the Rs 11,400 scraped off the corrupt system by Nirav Modi.last_img read more

Bhim Army warns of movement if leaders not freed

first_imgThe Delhi Police arrested more than 80 people, including Chandra Shekhar.IANSThe Bhim Army has threatened a mass movement against the Narendra Modi government if their top leaders, Chandra Shekhar and Vinay Ratan, were not released immediately.Chandra Shekhar and the other Bhim Army leaders were arrested on August 21 in Delhi while protesting against the demolition of the Sant Ravidas temple.The Bhim Army’s Bareilly unit in-charge, Ajay Pradhan, said that they would take to the streets across western Uttar Pradesh if their leaders were not released immediately and denied permission to reconstruct the temple.Agitated Bhim Army workers met the Additional District Magistrate (City), Mahendra Kumar Singh, and handed over a memorandum that was addressed to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.Pradhan claimed that the Modi government was shielding behind the Supreme Court order and trying to hurt the image of their gods and goddesses.The latest move of demolishing the temple shows the Centre’s apathy towards the Dalit community, he added. TwitterThe Delhi Development Authority had demolished the temple at Tughlaqabad on August 10 following a Supreme Court order. A large group of Dalit activists then went on a rampage on August 21 and at least 80 cars were damaged during the ensuing melee. A few locals were also injured.After the incident, the Delhi Police arrested more than 80 people, including Chandra Shekhar.The apex court had stated that any attempt to politicize its order will be viewed as “contempt of court”.However, the matter has taken a political turn with various opposition parties voicing support for the protesters.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on August 22 tweeted: “We are shocked that the Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi was demolished and understand his supporters’ anguish, as the Guru had himself visited and stayed there. We have great respect for Sant Ravidas. The shrine symbolizes the Dalits’ struggle for their rights and must be rebuilt.”The Delhi government has also passed a resolution to rebuild the temple and asked the Centre to provide land for the same.last_img read more

Man Trapped In ATM Slips Notes To Customers Begging For Help

first_imgCBS North Carolina/@WNCN on TwitterPolice say a Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape. Corpus Christi police Lt. Chris Hooper says the contractor became stuck Wednesday when he was changing a lock to a Bank of America room that leads to the ATM. The unidentified contractor, who had left his cellphone in his truck, encountered a problem with the lock. He passed notes through the ATM receipt slot to customers retrieving cash. One read, “Please help. I’m stuck in here …,” before imploring people to call his boss. A customer called police, who heard a faint voice coming from the ATM.Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help— WNCN (@WNCN) July 13, 2017 An officer kicked in the door to the room, freeing the man. Sharelast_img read more