Vibrant Gujarat roadshow held in Mumbai

first_imgGujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, accompanied by key government officials, held a roadshow here on Monday for the ninth edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019. Mr. Rupani also had meetings with leading industrialists and heads. including, N. Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons Ltd; Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman, Aditya Birla Group; Harsh Goenka, chairman, RPG Enterprises; Niranjan Hiranandani, co-founder & MD Hiranandani Developers; B.K. Goenka, chairman, Welspun Group; Adi Godrej, chairman, Godrej Group; Anand Mahindra, chairman and MD, Mahindra & Mahindra; and Raoul Bajaj, CEO of trading giant Trafigura India Pvt. Ltd , to discuss their investment plans for Gujarat.“Vibrant Gujarat has contributed greatly to the overall growth of the State. The summit was originally conceptualised to rope in investments and build Gujarat’s image as a business friendly destination. Today, it has grown into a knowledge sharing platform, where world leaders deliberate on pressing global issues. The summit allows not just Gujarat but other States also to come together and position India as a lucrative investment destination,” Mr. Rupani said.Gujarat has partnered with Canada, Denmark, Japan, France, Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, Czech Republic and Uzbekistan for the 2019 summit.last_img read more

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NBA: Kobe Bryant to come out of retirement to play with LeBron James? “Zero…

first_imgAdvertisementLately, there has been a lot of rumors resurfacing about Kobe Bryant coming out of retirement. Kobe Bryant put to rest rumors that surfaced this offseason of whether the Lakers legend would come out of retirement to play with LeBron James or play for the BIG3 league, with some other former stars.In a chat with Rich Eisen, the Laker legend spoke on his retirement, where he put down the rumors of him making a comeback once and for all.“There’s about a zero percent chance that I come back to play,” Bryant said. “Done. That’s it.”Explaining why he doesn’t plan on ever returning to basketball, he said, “When I retired, everybody was saying, ‘He’s too competitive. He’s not going to know what to do with himself. He’s going to have to come back.’ I took that as a personal challenge of them thinking I’m this one-dimensional person. That all I know is to dribble the ball, shoot the ball, play basketball and compete at that level.”Kobe will continue to put his focus on the family, the business, and do whatever he can to show the world he is more than a baller. He is now a successful investor and a businessman with a lot of money to prove it.Recently it was revealed that n investment made by Kobe Bryant in under armor has returned him more than 30 times its money in fewer than four and a half years.Kobe bought about a 10 percent stake in the company in March 2014. He reportedly has invested about $6 million in the company overall.When Bryant invested in BodyArmor in 2014, it was coming off a year in which it made $10 million in sales, according to Darren Rovell – now it’s expected to top $400 million in 2018. Bryant is the fourth-largest investor.Basketball-Reference estimates Bryant’s career earnings as an NBA player at just under $330 million.Also Read-NBA: All-Star Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James workout together at UCLA Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ryan Lochte banned for 10 months by United States Olympic Committee

first_imgAmerican swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months and will miss next year’s world championships for his part in a scandal involving the U.S. athlete and three other swimmers at the Rio Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee said on Thursday.Lochte, who won gold in the 4×200 metres freestyle relay in Rio, will also forfeit bonus money from the Games, the monthly funding he receives from USOC and USA Swimming and will not be allowed access to USOC training centers. (Lochte loses all his major sponsors after Rio incident)He will miss next year’s national championships and will therefore not be eligible for the world championships in July. He must perform 20 hours of community service and will miss Team USA’s post-Olympics trip to the White House. (Lochte played key role in Rio ‘robbery’ incident)Lochte, 32, admitted he “over-exaggerated” a tale about being robbed and held at gunpoint after a party during the Rio Olympics.Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, James Feigen, Lochte’s swimming team mates who were involved in the incident, also received sanctions for violating the USOC’s code of conduct.”As we have said previously, the behavior of these athletes was not acceptable. It unfairly maligned our hosts and diverted attention away from the historic achievements of Team USA,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun in a statement. (Ryan Lochte apologises for behaviour in Rio)”Each of the athletes has accepted responsibility for his actions and accepted the appropriate sanctions.”We look forward to focusing our energy on the Paralympic Games and the incredible men and women representing our country in Rio.”advertisementlast_img read more

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Roundtable Friday: if zombies took over the world…

first_img@CarsonC5John Smith – Wrestlers are the baddest dudes on planet Earth. They would greet a zombie apocalypse as a welcomed distraction from a weight cut.. So why not one of the greatest wrestlers to ever step on a mat? Why not one of the greatest coaches of all-time?Smith would immediately take over as “Rick”. Only he’d do a much better job and would have our team peaking at the right time[1. Like when The Governor sends a truck full of zombies into our prison.] And if you were losing it mentally, he would find the right motivation to get your hand raised a.k.a. keep you alive.Johny Hendricks – Not only is he a two-time national champion wrestler, but also he might be the best fighter in the world[2. He’ll get to prove that vs. UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.]. Johny wouldn’t even need a weapon to fend off zombies, his left hand is just as effective as Michonne’s samurai sword[3. Here’s my favorite Johny KO, of John Fitch, who at the time was the No. 1 contender and never been knocked out.]When you consider Johny already likes to kill stuff for fun he’s a can’t miss. Think “Daryl” with a beard.Tony Allen – My affinity for Tony is well documented. By all accounts a superstar in college but has learned to play a role in the NBA. He’ll have no trouble deferring to Smith, his new Coach Sutton. But there’s more to Tony than just “grit & grind”, though. So much of the zombie apocalpyse is a mental battle.And The Grindfather[4. Best twitter avi in existence.] is from the mean streets of Chicago. He laughs at zombies. He admires their hustle. But as OJ Mayo found out, Tony can get angry. When he does, I want him on my side.PistolsboyPrentiss Elliot – I don’t watch zombie shows so I don’t know what kind of weapons you need to destroy zombies but I’m pretty confident that no matter what the question is, Prentiss can answer it with some sort of firearm/knife/sword/rocket launcher/missile. I can see him opening a post-apocalyptic service counter called SharpenedKnife, I would shop there.Steve Mocco – Wrestlers are insane and if there are zombies involved I’m going to be higher on insanity than Jay Bilas is on lengthability (or whatever he’s calling it these days). Plus, he’s massive so he can defeat the zombies in a number of different ways — wrestle them to the ground and wring their necks (do zombies have necks?), sit on them, punch them, borrow one of Prentiss’ weapons and shoot them, maybe even eat them (?).Apocalyptic end to the world? I want this dude on my squad.Alonzo Mayes – I imagine us loading Mayes in the back of Boone’s F-250 under a tarp and sneaking up on a group of zombies. Then I imagine us telling him to get out and run for his life and zombies just coming at him and being slain by the hundreds as he bowls over them like a child’s feet churning up ants on a dirt path.Others considered: Janavor Weatherspoon and Marcus Dove (they remind me of aliens), Scott Baker, Brandon Weeden, and Hunter Mahan (throw/hit balls at zombies?), Barry Sanders and Justin Gilbert (somebody has to run and get food (h/t @jacoblongan)), Marcus Smart, Lucien Antoine, and Jeremy Smith (terrifying specimens), Big Dady and Tony Allen (crazy), and Jimmy Jackson (3X national champ, scary as hell).AmilianNathan Peterson – It wasn’t the toughest decision I’ve ever made picking a Marine Platoon Commander. I will gladly relinquish the leadership role and follow this man’s commands. I get so much with this pick: survival skills, experience with firearms, battle tactics. He’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet but he was a beast in the trenches. I can’t think of any former OSU athlete who would increase our group’s chances of survival more than Nate.I-Mac – I’m not sure how you can start a zombie survival squad and leave out the Warrior. A 6’8 forward who played like a 7’0 center. McFarlin has to be a 1st-Team All OSU teammate.It doesn’t take skill to kill a zombie, so I don’t need the fastest, strongest or most athletic guy. Give me someone who has the group’s back 100% of the time. Every time I start talking about McFarlin, it takes me back to 2003-2005 and the toughness he brought to the floor every game[6. Unrelated note: Having watched both of them play quite a bit, it’s shocking to me that Le’Bryan is only 1 inch shorter than Ivan.]Andrea Riley – She’s my Glenn. I need someone who can sneak in and out of towns gathering supplies without being seen. This spot almost went to Vic but Andrea gets the nod because of her smaller frame. I’ve heard horror stories from guys I knew on the practice squad who guarded her and didn’t end up on their feet[7. Kyle here, just popping in to say hi!].She’s got the skill and guts to make a dangerous run into a town filled with walkers if it means grabbing medicine, food, a 30-foot jump shot, whatever[8. I feel like I need to apologize to my father, Rick, for not including him on this list. Love you, Dad!].Honorable Mention: Tyler Hatch, solely for comic relief. I imagine watching him beg Andrea to pick up a jar of hair gel on her run while the rest of us request food and medicine.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! OSU walking deadPhoto Attribution: @carsonc5Somebody, I honestly don’t remember who, posed an interesting question on Twitter the other day: if zombies started taking over the world, what three athletes would you want on your side fighting them.The obvious answers are Kevin Garnett (insane), Patrick Willis (have you seen him?), and Marshall Henderson (insane, wily, possibly a zombie himself) but I wanted to narrow it to OSU athletes only.So here we are with our roundtable Friday question: if zombies took over the world, what three OSU athletes or former athletes would you want fighting them with you?First up (as always), the venerable OKC Dave…(there are a few Walking Dead references in here that I don’t get but some of you will).OKC DaveJohn Smith – You need a badass (check) and a good leader (check), plus he’s small so he could get around well in tight spots. I will not tell him to his face that he’s small.Boone Pickens – Sure, all currency has lost its value in a zombie apocalypse. But his presumably easy-to-secure ranch and hunting weapon stockpile would come in very handy. Not to mention his jet…things aren’t working out? Fly to a remote island.Brent Parker – After he dropped the pass in 1988, he disappeared into the wilderness to escape from humanity. He’s been living off the land for the last 25 years, so he’ll teach us how to survive the harsh Oklahoma winters. (I know this isn’t true, but this is fiction so I’m taking some liberties).last_img read more

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The 6 Colleges Sending The Most Players To The NFL Combine

first_imgBaker Mayfield warming up at the NFL Combine.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 03: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield looks on during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)We are just three weeks away from the annual NFL Scouting Combine. Over 330 prospects will descend on Indianapolis to participate in the event.Some schools are going be more represented than others in Indy. Six programs will have at least nine players participating.Alabama and Clemson lead the way with 11, followed by Ohio State with 10. Georgia, Ole Miss and Washington are next with nine each.You can see the full list of teams sending six or more players to the combine below, courtesy of Stadium’s Brett McMurphy. Most players at NFL Combine:11-Alabama, Clemson10-Ohio State9-Georgia, Ole Miss, Washington8-Florida, Kentucky, Miss St., Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Wisconsin7-Boston College, Penn St., Stanford6-Auburn, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Missouri, NC State, Utah, West Virginia— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) February 7, 2019Incredibly, over one-quarter of this year’s invitees played for an SEC program.NFL combine invites for every SEC school:Alabama – 11Georgia – 9Ole Miss – 9Kentucky – 8Florida – 8Texas A&M – 8Miss State – 8LSU – 6Auburn – 6Mizzou – 6SC – 5Arkansas – 4Vandy – 2Tennessee – 0That means 90 of 338 combine invites (26.6%) went to SEC players.— Ben Jones (@BW_Jones) February 7, 2019The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium. It kicks off on February 26 and runs through March 4.Draft hopefuls will be tested in a variety of physical challenges, including bench press, vertical leap and broad jump. Perhaps more importantly, they will meet with and be evaluated by representatives from NFL teams, and will also take part in media sessions.The event will be partially televised on NFL Network.last_img read more

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Montrealer taken on starlight tour by police settles for 25000

first_imgMONTREAL – A man who was taken on a so-called starlight tour by two Montreal police officers in May 2012 has settled with the city for $25,000, but expressed disappointment the city dismissed his proposals to fight racial profiling and discrimination.Julian Menezes, who is of South Asian descent, was driven around town handcuffed in the back of a cruiser and dropped off far from home after the officers had hurled racial slurs at him.Menezes, 36, told a news conference Tuesday he’s relieved the case, which centred on racial profiling and excessive force, is complete.But he added he would be lying if he said the incident hasn’t had a bit of a chilling effect on how he views law enforcement.“I try to check that and I try to say it happened to me but this isn’t every police officer,” he said. “But I’m suspicious, I’m reticent and I try to avoid police as much as I can.”He expressed disappointment the City of Montreal did not consider measures to address what he calls systemic discrimination.“I thought I was a full and equal citizen,” Menezes said. “It strips you of your citizenship, it makes you feel like you don’t belong here.”One of the officers involved was former police officer Stefanie Trudeau, who was best known by her badge number, “Agent 728.”Trudeau, who has since left the police force, gained notoriety in Quebec around that time after a number of high-profile incidents caught on video put her in the spotlight.Menezes said he was detained as he attempted to defend a cyclist who was being intimidated by police during an arrest.He said he was handcuffed and dumped into the cruiser without a seat belt, with his face slamming against the Plexiglas divider as he was driven around erratically.Menezes was dumped in a Tim Horton’s parking lot across town with no money and a $146 ticket.The Quebec Human Rights Commission upheld the complaint and initially awarded Menezes $40,000 in 2017, but the city challenged the award.The settlement, reached in June, comes without an admission of responsibility from authorities.It also didn’t come with an apology, which Menezes said he would have appreciated.“It’s an important step for restitution, it’s an acknowledgment of wrongdoing and that’s the only way we can move forward to say there are things that happened that we need to remedy,” Menezes said.Fo Niemi, executive director of the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR), a civil rights advocacy group, agreed such a gesture would be important and that change must come from the top, such as the police chief or the mayor’s office.“An apology does not carry liability, an apology is an acknowledgment of the fact that a citizen has not been treated well,” he said.Menezes said the city did sanction a social and racial profiling program in March.“There are a lot of measures in there which speak to my experience and speak to the remedies we were thinking were essential, and it helped me make a settlement,” he said.Alain Babineau, a former RCMP officer who is a law intern at CRAAR specializing in racial profiling, said the type of behaviour described in Menezes’ case shouldn’t occur.“The starlight tour is one of many other practices that shouldn’t happen in policing,” Babineau said.“In this particular case, there was a settlement, but was there an acknowledgment that something was wrong?,” he said. “I’m not particularly surprised that something happened, but I’m surprised at how it was responded to.”last_img read more

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Percentage of Canadians planning RRSP contributions down from year ago poll

Percentage of Canadians planning RRSP contributions down from year ago: poll by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 28, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jan 28, 2016 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The percentage of Canadians who plan on contributing to their RRSP before the deadline at the end of next month is down slightly from last year, according to a poll issued by the Bank of Montreal.However, the survey found that those who have already contributed and those who are still planning to add to their retirement savings are putting aside a little more than last year.Of the Canadians surveyed, 61 per cent of those not yet retired said they would be making a contribution to their RRSP, down from 64 per cent a year ago.But the average contribution for those who have already contributed was $3,984, up from $3,738 last year.And among those planning to contribute, the average amount was $3,327, up from $2,892 a year ago.The deadline to contribute to an RRSP for the 2015 tax year is Feb. 29.The poll, conducted by Pollara for the Bank of Montreal, was based on an online sample of 2,177 adults between Dec. 30, 2015, and Jan. 4, 2016.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population. read more

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Plan to run pipeline through Pinelands gets public hearing

by Wayne Parry, The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2017 11:44 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 24, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Plan to run pipeline through Pinelands gets public hearing Opponents of a natural gas pipeline proposed to run through the federally protected New Jersey Pinelands region hold signs against it during a public hearing on the proposal in Pemberton N.J. on Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. Environmentalists fear the pipeline could harm the fragile forest region, but business groups say it would increase energy reliability. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) PEMBERTON, N.J. – As jobs-versus-environment clashes go, few issues have been as hard fought and generated as much passion in New Jersey as a proposal to run a natural gas pipeline through federally protected woods atop some of the nation’s purest drinking water.The plan was narrowly defeated in 2014. But since then, Republican Gov. Chris Christie has replaced several commissioners on the state agency that will reconsider the plan with supporters of the pipeline. On Tuesday, a public hearing on building the pipeline was held in Pemberton.With a new Republican administration in power in Washington that is more receptive to fossil-fuel energy projects, the fate of the Pinelands pipeline is sure to be closely watched by national energy and environmental groups. As the hearing was underway, President Donald Trump signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipeline projects.“This is a symbol of the national battle between clean energy and renewable resources, and the push for pipelines,” said Jeff Tittel, director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. “This is the front line of a battle that’s coming where Donald Trump is going to want to push pipelines everywhere.”South Jersey Gas proposes to run the pipe from Maurice River Township in Cumberland County to the B.L. England power plant in Upper Township; it would run mostly under or alongside existing roads.Jeff DuBois, CEO of South Jersey Industries, said the company already operates over 1,400 miles of gas mains and 133 miles of elevated pressure lines within the Pinelands without harm to the environment.“For many years, our underground infrastructure has warmed homes, dried clothes and heated water in the very same Pinelands towns where new infrastructure will be laid,” he said. “In reality, this project is no different.”New Jersey regulators will decide whether the pipeline gets built. After the proposal was defeated in 2014, the executive director of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission unilaterally decided that it met the agency’s criteria and was therefore approved.Environmentalists sued, and a court ordered the commission to take a new vote. That could come as soon as next month.Supporters and foes packed the hearing Tuesday, and dozens of others were denied entry when the room reached its capacity of about 250. A leader of the Food and Water Watch environmental group, Lena Smith, was escorted out by state police after she began yelling at commissioners that people were being made to stand outside in a cold rain.Pipeline foes unfurled a large paper banner that said “Stop The Pipeline” before the hearing but removed it soon afterward.The proposed pipeline has been hotly fought by environmental groups, who fear it will harm the fragile Pinelands and set a bad precedent for future development there. They said it will cause a loss of some habitat and increase runoff and erosion in an area home to an aquifer estimated to hold 17 trillion gallons of some of the nation’s purest water.Four former state governors — two Republicans and two Democrats — also oppose the pipeline, citing their desire to protect a vulnerable natural resource.South Jersey Gas maintains that in addition to providing a cleaner fuel source to the power plant, the new pipeline would provide a second transmission vehicle for natural gas to thousands of customers in Atlantic and Cape May counties. There is only one pipeline right now that takes gas to nearly 29,000 homes and businesses, which could be left out in the cold without a second means of getting gas to their homes if the existing pipeline fails.___Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC read more

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Womens soccer set to take on Morehead State and Eastern Michigan

Daniel Chi / For The LanternThen-senior Tiffany Cameron surveys the field during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The No. 23 Ohio State women’s soccer team will open its regular season this weekend with two matches, one against Morehead State and the other against Eastern Michigan.OSU is hoping to repeat their success from last season, going 16-4-2, winning the Big Ten Tournament and making its fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. It was the third Big Ten championship since coach Lori Walker took over the program.The Buckeyes fell in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament at home against Oakland 3-1 on penalty kicks.Senior defender Megan Fuller, who finished third on the squad with six assists, will return to help anchor a defense that only allowed 14 goals in 22 matches last season. Fuller is one of seven starters returning from last season’s team.The Buckeyes’ biggest hole to fill this year is on offense, after the graduation of star forward Tiffany Cameron.Cameron, a two-time first team All-Big Ten choice and a 2012 second team All-American, scored 21 goals in her senior season and added five assists to put her at the top of the OSU record books with 47 points on the season.Morehead State struggled during 2012, managing only 2 wins, but look to improve this year with nine starters returning to the team. The Eagles are 0-1 all-time against OSU, losing 5-0 in 2005.Eastern Michigan, who is returning 10 starters from last season’s 11-6-2 team, will play their first ever game against the Buckeyes.The Buckeyes won their only preseason match, beating Miami (Fla.) 1-0 behind a 14th minute goal from freshman forward Nichelle Prince.OSU will take on Morehead State on Friday at 7 p.m. and Eastern Michigan on Sunday at 6 p.m. Both games will be played at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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Crackdown on delivery apps in Westminster as residents complain about noisy mopeds

first_imgFood at the Michelin-starred Tamarind in Mayfair, London. It is one of the upmarket restaurants which have begun to use delivery apps.  The rise of apps such as Deliveroo allows diners to eat gourmet food in the comfort of their own homes.  But that could be in jeopardy after one council said it will change its planning rules following noise complaints from well-heeled residents. Westminster City Council says congregating moped drivers are causing a disturbance to locals – and it plans to crack down on restaurants who are branching out into home delivery. It says it has 3,000 restaurants in the space of just a few miles and needs to limit the number of delivery drivers to preserve the peace and prevent “traffic chaos”.The refined taste of west Londoners mean the change won’t only affect fast food joints as several top restaurants have also begun making home deliveries, including at least one Michelin-starred chef. The change, which is due to be implemented in the spring, means that restaurants who frequently make deliveries, to the extent that they are no longer a “secondary use”, will have to apply for planning permission to allow them to continue. They would also have to show that they are working to minimise disruption in local neighbourhoods, and could face enforcement action if they fail to comply. Westminster City Council cabinet member for planning and public realm Cllr Daniel Astaire said: “We have nearly 3,000 restaurants in Westminster and the council needs policies to keep up with new technology, ensuring that areas can cope with the increased demand for food deliveries. Left unchecked this will create traffic chaos. Manager Shoaib Malik told The Telegraph it does only a handful of deliveries every evening and the drivers carry out their work “discreetly”. “We probably get one or two orders throughout the night, and the one in Soho as well, so I don’t know where you’re going to get groups of people have a meeting. “That could only happen in very congested areas in central London. I personally haven’t encountered it,” he said. “If that is effected, then maybe a lot of restaurants will suffer but I don’t think it will affect us.”Upmarket delivery company Supper, which delivers Tamarind’s food as well as other top restaurants in Westminster such as Korean restaurant Koba, said it has a different model to other delivery apps. “These apps provide a fantastic service and we understand that for every delivery driver there is a customer. It is a popular, much needed service but we can’t allow the city to be swarmed with delivery drivers.“We already make effective use of our planning powers. Having a policy will strengthen our hand in managing the flow of deliveries in the city, tackling noise disturbances and anti-social behaviour.”Among the top restaurants which has branched out into home delivery is Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Tamarind, in Mayfair, and its sister restaurant Tamarind Kitchen in Soho.  “Our drivers being employed by us have a base to come back to, so do not congregate on street corners or cause a public nuisance, particularly in Westminster,” said a spokesman. “I’m not sure this new ruling will affect us immediately, but I guess it will be a further barrier for restaurants wanting to work with us going forward,” he said. A spokeswoman for UberEats said it was unaware of the proposals but would “welcome the opportunity to meet with Westminster City Council to discuss how we can work together to support local businesses and address any concerns they have”. Deliveroo was also contacted for comment.  Food at the Michelin-starred Tamarind in Mayfair, London. It is one of the upmarket restaurants which have begun to use delivery apps. Credit:IAN JONES 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

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UPDATE Vryheids Lust public road blocked by minibus operators protesting fuel

Over a dozen minibus operators on Thursday morning blocked the Vryheid’s Lust public road on the railway embankment as they continue to protest the “steep” hike in fuel prices which they say is affecting their livelihoods and their ability to make a profit daily.They minibus operators and owners say if the Government will not intervene and cause an immediate reduction of the fuel prices, they will unilaterally increase the fares paid by passengers by at least 20 dollars depending on the route and distance.Moreover, this publication was informed that the East Coast minibus operators have converged on the Lusignan tarmac where they are currently protesting.State-owned, Guyana Oil Company Limited (GuyOil ) Service Stations have increased their gasoline prices from $200 per litre, to $230, while diesel and kerosene have leaped to $214 per litre and $145 per litre, respectively.In a statement on the increases, Guyoil said it is holding the line with its gas price despite crude oil reaching four-year highs.While noting that local prices for gasoline have not reached the highs of early 2015 when it was retailing at $263 per litre and diesel was at $260, Guyoil said as “an importer, Guyana has historically been vulnerable to oil price shocks. World prices have shot up in recent weeks mainly due to the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.”It was outlined that “impending sanctions against the oil producer which had ramped up production since 2016 would mean one million barrels per day being taken off world supplies. Brent crude oil topped $80 a barrel for the first time since 2014 in mid-May.”On Wednesday, the The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG), as well as the Private Sector made calls for Government to intervene and put measures in place to ensure the effects are not filtered to businesses and consumers.However, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin was quoted as saying that the matter is yet to be discussed by Cabinet.As the prices continue to increase, operators within the transportation sector have begun increasing their fares for passengers to travel.Just recently, Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Irfaan Ali had urged the coalition Government to give some serious consideration into reducing the high prices of fuel on the market.Ali recalled when his party, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was in Government, they had constantly adjusted the tax regime to cushion the effects of fluctuation in fuel prices on the international market.He said this was aimed at ensuring that all Guyanese were protected from increases in their expenditure. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGUYOIL raises fuel priceJune 5, 2016In “Local News”Local fuel prices spike againMay 20, 2018In “Business”Opposition Leader says there is fiscal space to reduce fuel prices as Govt mumJune 1, 2018In “Business” read more

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Tala Hamza Mt Milligan Lucky Friday Bulyanhulu Gounkoto Husab Salar de Olaroz

first_imgINTERNATIONAL MINING PROJECT NEWS issue 130 is the usual important and comprehensive fortnightly report on global projects, with about 60 pages of updates. It has new information on three projects each in diamonds, zinc and lead , four projects each in nickel and phosphate, six in silver, seven in coal, eight in uranium, 12 in copper, 18 in iron ore, 34 in gold and also reflects the ongoing interest in developing other high value niche commodity projects. As well as many projects reporting development decisions (36) and another 10 expansions, the issue has reports on 27 prefeasibility and 15 feasibility studies. Hecla Mining has approved the completion of the #4 Shaft Project at the Lucky Friday mine. Hecla also reported progress on its Star (Silver Valley – Idaho), Equity/Bulldog (San Juan Silver JV – Colorado) and Hugh Zone (San Sebastian – Mexico) pre-development projects and exploration efforts.Terramin Australia announced a placement to China Non-Ferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction Co (NFC) that will fund initial programs for the Tala Hamza project. The definitive feasibility study concluded that a project can be developed on the Tala Hamza deposit using block cave mining and conventional processing. Tala Hamza is a significant project with potential to be one of the top ten zinc mines in the world based on annual production.The British Columbia Mining Joint Venture (BCMJV), a 50:50 joint venture between Fluor Canada and AMEC Americas, reached a final agreement with Terrane Metals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thompson Creek Metals Co, to complete engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) for Terrane’s 100%-owned Mt. Milligan copper-gold project.MDM Engineering has been awarded the feasibility study for a 2.4 Mt/y CIL gold plant to treat reclaimed tailings and current flotation rougher tailings for African Barrick Gold’s Bulyanhulu gold mine in Tanzania. ABG is the largest gold producer in Tanzania with a portfolio of four operating mines and is the operator and manager of Bulyanhulu mine, which is wholly owned by Bulyanhulu Gold Mine, a 100% owned subsidiary.Randgold Resources boosted gold production for the three months to June by 33% quarter on quarter and 97% on the corresponding quarter in 2010 on the back of a record all-round performance and contributions from its new Tongon and Gounkoto mines.Extract Resources has announced an updated reserve estimate for Zones 1 and 2 of its Husab uranium project in Namibia. Total ore tonnes within the reserve have increased by 37% to 280 Mt. Based on processing of 15 Mt/y, as envisaged in the Definitive Feasibility Study, this equates to a 20+ year mine life, once pre-strip and ramp-up phases are included.IMX Resources announced a 139% increase to the Cairn Hill Phase 2 resource, located immediately east of the Cairn Hill iron-copper-gold mine, 55 km south-east of Coober Pedy, South Australia. The combined Indicated and Inferred mineral resource for the CHP2 area is 8.37 Mt at 46.7% Fe using a 35% Fe cut off grade.Orocobre has awarded the detailed engineering contract for the Salar de Olaroz lithium-potash project to Sinclair Knight Merz. SKM has been involved in the Olaroz project for over a year and recently completed the engineering and cost estimates for the DFS for the production of 16,400 t/y of battery grade lithium carbonate.Mindax’s Mt Forrest Iron Project is progressing through development with a view to moving toward mining phase. The company is putting in place necessary approvals and aligning infrastructure partners including rail and port.Gindalbie Metals has signed some key agreements for the Karara iron ore project in Western Australia and first iron ore production from Crusader Resources’ 100% owned Posse Iron Ore Project in Brazil has moved a step closer following the submission of all the additional studies and government sign-offs requested by the licencing authority (SUPRAM).Spur Ventures announced that the Central Ministry of Land and Resources in Beijing has formally approved the transfer of the mining licenses for the Shukongping and Dianziping phosphate deposits from Spur’s joint venture partner, Hubei Yichang Phosphate Chemical Co (YPCC) to Yichang Maple Leaf Chemicals (YMC).Platinum Group Metals has entered into a mandate letter for a $260 million project finance loan to develop the Western Bushveld joint venture project, WBJV 1 platinum mine.Toro Energy has a number of updates on its Wiluna uranium projects.Castlemaine Goldfields is currently re-developing the Ballarat gold mine, with activities focused on underground mine development and gold processing plant re-commissioning such that first gold bullion production can be delivered on schedule in September this year.African Minerals (AML) has signed final agreements with Shandong Iron & Steel Group Co (SISG). SISG has agreed to acquire a 25% shareholding in the mine, rail and port and power subsidiaries comprising the Tonkolili iron ore project in Sierra Leone.Anglesey Mining now intends to focus more attention on its Parys Mountain project in North Wales, a base metals development asset that has significant potential.Formation Metals has received and accepted a commitment from BNP Paribas for the financing of its 100% owned Idaho cobalt project (ICP).All this and much, much more in the August 12 issue of International Mining Project News….To receive the full report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTTON), or contact emma@im-mining.com for a free trial copy.last_img read more

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Facebook develops software that can recognise faces as well as you can

first_imgIF TWO FACES of the same person are presented side by side, there’s a 97.53 per cent chance you will get it right. A machine, however, might have a more difficult time achieving the same results until now.Now Facebook has said it’s developed a technology that is 97.25 per cent accurate in recognising faces. The project, named DeepFace, maps out 3D facial features, before making a flat model that’s filtered by colour to characterise specific facial elements.The company has also said it’s tapped into a pool of 4.4 million labeled faces from 4,030 different people on its network to help the system learn.According to MIT Technology Review, the research project isn’t ending up on Facebook, but will be released ahead of presenting it at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition this June, to get feedback from the research community.This project isn’t a surprise by any means since Facebook has been experimenting with facial recognition for a while. It introduced a form of facial recognition back in 2010 which identified faces but that ended up in a audit by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.Also, the company purchased Israeli startup Face.com in June 2012, a startup that developed facial recognition technology for mobile devices, for $60 million.Read: Bill Gates: People don’t realise how many jobs will soon be lost to computers >Read: In a bad mood? Chances are your social networks are to blame >last_img read more

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Raspberry Pi turned into a portable workstation

first_imgThe Raspberry Pi isn’t just a very cheap PC, it’s also tiny and uses very little power. So it isn’t too surprising to see one hooked up to a battery and display in a makeshift portable workstation.SK Pang Electronics sell a wide range of gadgets and components, so when the Raspberry Pi got delivered they didn’t hang about experimenting with it. What they have done is combine a mini wireless keyboard typically used with a smartphone, a USB power pack, and an small LCD monitor usually found in the backseat of a car.All components, including the Raspberry Pi, were mounted on a laser cut, transparent base with a specially cut hole acting as a handle for carrying the unit around. The difficult bit was figuring out how to power both the display and the Raspberry Pi from the single USB power pack.To overcome the problem SK Pang had to do some rewiring as the display required 12v, but the power pack only offers 5v. The 5v regulator was bypassed, but that can cause issues as the voltage protection is removed and the display could get damaged if not handled correctly.The other mod that had to be carried out was splitting the cable to the pack, thus allowing a second connector to be added for the Raspberry Pi board.Adding a battery pack to the Raspberry Pi makes a lot of sense, and I’ve suggested as much to at least one case manufacturer. It means one less able to plug in, and with the amount of power the Pi draws, you could run it on a smartphone battery for quite I while I’d imagine. I’m not sure about a tiny display though, as it seems to have limited use cases.Another project I’d like to see is someone ripping the guts out of an old laptop and fitting a Raspberry Pi inside instead. The end result should look like a typical laptop without anyone being able to tell there’s a $25 PC running inside.Read more at SK Panglast_img read more

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No funds to stop fires

first_imgForestry authorities in Greece have virtually no money for fire prevention this year and some are still owed state funding from last year, making them more dependent than ever on volunteers.The organisation responsible for managing and protecting Mount Parnitha, north of Athens, is one of several to have empty coffers this year, though it has received a series of cash injections from the state and private donors since June 2007 when a massive forest fire razed a huge chunk of the national park. But the organisation was bolstered last week by the acquisition of a new electronic early warning system and 12 patrol vehicles – a donation from the Marfin Investment Group. The system comprises two observation stations which transmit images of the mountain in real time so that any sign of fire or suspicious activities can be detected immediately. Digital maps will be used to trace the location of the patrol vehicles and the information forwarded to the local fire service to help it plan a faster response.A spokesperson for the forestry authority responsible for Mount Parnitha, Giorgos Zareifis, suggested that this system will not be adequate to protect the national park. “Last year we had funding to maintain the roads but this year the cleanup hasn’t even begun. Forestry authorities have not received even one euro from the Environment Ministry this year,” Zareifis said. Asked to comment, a spokesperson for the ministry said that 2 million euros had been released to certain forestry authorities, while another 1.8 million euros was still awaiting approval by the Finance Ministry. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Boues rouges toxiques le Danube sous surveillance

first_imgBoues rouges toxiques : le Danube sous surveillanceEurope centrale – Jeudi 7 octobre, trois personnes étaient toujours portées disparues après la rupture, lundi, du réservoir de boues toxiques d’une usine d’aluminium en Hongrie. Les polluants ont dévasté une rivière de la région, et commencé à atteindre le Danube, mettant en alerte les pays voisins malgré un certain apaisement, jeudi, des indicateurs chimiques dans le fleuve.Quatre jours après le déversement accidentel d’un million de mètres cubes de boues toxiques en Hongrie, la faune et la flore de la rivière Marcal ont été pratiquement anéanties, malgré le plâtrage massif des eaux destiné à diminuer le taux alcalin. Ce dernier est en effet devenu mortel pour les organismes aquatiques.  À lire aussiBoue toxique en Hongrie : la société MAL prête à verser 5,5 millions d’euros aux victimesLes autorités de la Serbie et de la Croatie, pays voisins situés en aval, analysent quotidiennement les eaux du Danube, mais ne décelaient jeudi aucune pollution. Le taux alcalin, en hausse ces derniers jours dans la partie hongroise du fleuve, commençait jeudi à se stabiliser, faisant dire à un responsable local de la gestion des eaux que le bassin fluvial ne sera pas davantage pollué, que l’eau en aval est tout à fait potable et les poissons pêchés comestibles.À Kolontár, village dévasté par la coulée toxique, la boue rouge qui commence à sécher pourrait entraîner cancers ou maladies pulmonaires. La population devra peut-être abandonner définitivement le village.Pour un retour en images sur la catastrophe : https://www.maxisciences.com/boue-toxique/boue-toxique-en-hongrie-retour-en-images-sur-la-catastrophe_art9612.htmlLe 8 octobre 2010 à 11:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Working in Clark County Ian Manheimer owneroperator BounceNBattle Party Rentals

first_imgIan Manheimer grew up in Florida, the epicenter of diversions, which led him on a path which he says has been formed by a lifelong love of both entertainment and service. As an only child, he spent his youth looking for new ways of entertaining himself, such as martial arts, theater or sports. Amusement is still a driver in his life; he’s always looking for something fun to do. So it’s no surprise that aforementioned path has led him — along with a lot of hard work — to owning and operating a business providing entertainment to Southwest Washington families.Business address: 4107 Fruit Valley Road, Suite O, Vancouver. 360-571-5754www.bouncenbattle.com and vipphotobooth.netAge: 42Educational/professional background: I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but grew up in South Florida, graduating from J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs. I completed a program called the Academy of Travel and Tourism, which focused on the travel and tourism industry. My senior year, I participated and took first place in a DECA competition in the area of entrepreneurship and also was active in the International Club.After graduation I attended Broward Community College as a theatre major with a minor in education. I held a variety of positions in many different industries throughout my life, most of which have been focused on kids — YMCA after school and summer programs, para-educator, substitute teacher, coach, special education teacher. I’ve worked at theme parks, restaurants, communications companies and was an assistant marketing manager at a mall.I completed my bachelor’s degree in education with a special education endorsement from City University in 2005 and taught until 2015, while building my business on the side during summer.How — and when — you got started in your business: While here visiting my cousins in 2001, we went up to Ocean Shores where there was a small family entertainment facility with go-carts, mini-golf, video games and an inflatable laser tag. I overheard the owner talking about selling the laser tag. I loved it up here and wanted to leave Florida, so I made an inquiry and negotiated a price that we both felt was fair. I purchased it and moved up here in 2002 to start this journey.last_img read more

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Tommy Elphick insists Villa must improve defensively

first_imgAston Villa defender Tommy Elphick insists the team must improve defensively in order to get their promotion challenge back on track.Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Hull City saw Villa fall into the bottom half of the Sky Bet Championship, now seven points behind the top six.Goals from James Chester and Tammy Abraham earned a point for the hosts after Hull took advantage of some poor defending to race to a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals from Jarrod Bowen and Evandro.Dean Smith’s men now possess one of the worst defensive records in the division, having conceded 16 in their last six home games.However, Elphick believes a top-six finish is still possible and admits they must stop giving away easy goals.He said, according to Express&Star:Brad Smith is loving his time at MLS Manuel R. Medina – August 27, 2019 Smith has been loaned from AFC Bournemouth to Seattle Sounders for a whole season, and the Australian footballer is enjoying his time there.“They do all seem to be similar – we get caught on the counter or get caught after a mistake.”“We just need to wise up a little bit. The way we are trying to play, we are always going to be susceptible to being countered and conceding goals.”“But I’ve had success playing this way at Bournemouth. We had the second-best defense in the league that season. That is where we want to be.”He continued: “When you see the intensity that we pressed within the second half on Saturday, it just makes it so much easier for us to get onto the front foot.”“When that pressing is broken down, we need to become a little bit savvier and more streetwise and fall into our shape a little bit quicker and make it harder for teams to score.”“We are giving stupid goals away that isn’t good enough for us to be up in the top six at the moment”last_img read more

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Govt cautions on investing in Bitcoin says virtual currencies are like ponzi

first_imgIs Bitcoin really a bubble?Creative CommonsThe Union finance ministry on Friday cautioned the citizens who are investing in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and compared the virtual currencies (VCs) with the ponzi schemes.”There has been a phenomenal increase in recent times in the price of Virtual ‘Currencies’ (VCs) including Bitcoin, in India and globally. The VCs don’t have any intrinsic value and are not backed by any kind of assets. The price of Bitcoin and other VCs, therefore, is entirely a matter of mere speculation resulting in spurt and volatility in their prices. Consumers need to be alert and extremely cautious as to avoid getting trapped in such Ponzi schemes,” read the statement released by the ministry.The announcement came in the wake of the South Korean government cracking down on Bitcoin trading. Bitcoin and other virtual currencies tanked substantially on Thursday after the South Korean government said it is exploring options to ban exchanges that allow trading of cryptocurrencies.Bitcoin’s value dropped as much as 8 percent on Thursday. Currently, the value of Bitcoin is around $14,000.The ministry further said in a statement that there is a real and heightened risk of investment bubble of the type seen in the ponzi schemes which can result in sudden and prolonged crash exposing investors, especially retail consumers losing their hard-earned money.The finance ministry explained that cryptocurrencies are stored in electronic format, making them vulnerable to hacking, loss of password, and virus attack, which may also result in permanent loss of money.”As transactions of VCs are encrypted they are also likely being used to carry out illegal/subversive activities, such as terror funding, smuggling, drug trafficking and other money-laundering Acts,” the statement noted.Earlier this month, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) warned public that it has not given any licence to anyone to operate such virtual currencies.In a notification, the central bank said, “users, holders and traders of Virtual Currencies (VCs) including Bitcoins regarding the potential economic, financial, operational, legal, customer protection and security related risks associated in dealing with such VCs.”The finance ministry further said, “VCs are not backed by government fiat. These are also not legal tender. Hence, VCs are not currencies.”last_img read more

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London police arrest man on terrorism charge near UK parliament

first_imgA man is led away by police in Westminster after an arrest was made on Whitehall in central London, Britain, 27 April, 2017. Photo: ReutersBritish police said on Thursday they had arrested a man on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack after stopping him while he was carrying knives near Britain’s parliament.Police said the man was in his late twenties, and was detained on a major street between parliament and the residence of prime minister Theresa May, on suspicion of committing or instigating acts of terrorism and possession of an offensive weapon.London’s police force said they knew of no immediate further threat as a result of the arrest, and said counter-terrorism officers were continuing their investigation.last_img read more

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