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first_imgTurning to the Left and Congress alliance, the PMTurning to the Left and Congress alliance, the PM ridiculed the combine and said “Earlier the Left used to say that the Congress was the cause of all ills in Bengal. But see the paribartan (change) now. Both are praising each other for the sake of getting into power.”This only showed that both were befooling the people of Bengal, Modi said.He also flayed the cooperation among the Trinamool, Left and Congress in the Rajya Sabha for stopping all development work.”We have majority in the Lok Sabha and not in the Rajya Sabha,” he said adding, the three parties were fighting each other during elections, but joining hands in stopping the bills in the Upper House.”This is stopping progress,” he said.Attacking the Congress, he said the party never came to power in states where it faced defeat. In UP, Bihar, Gujarat and MP, the Congress did not return after defeat.”Pitching for the BJP in Bengal, Modi said the partys track record was impressive and BJP got repeated mandates in states like MP, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand.This, he said, was due to the developmental work done by the party in these states. PTI dc DKB RGlast_img read more

Young Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu clinch gold at KSS shooting meet

first_imgIndian pistol shooter Manu Bhaker registered a sterling double even as Olympian and former World number one Heena Sidhu won the women’s event with much ease at the XVII Kumar Surendra Singh (KSS) Memorial Shooting Championship here on Monday.The 15-year-old from Haryana, on either side of Heena’s gold medal, posted victories in both the women’s 10M Air Pistol Youth and Junior competitions.On the penultimate day of the championship being held at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting range in Delhi, Heena, who had topped qualification on Sunday evening with a score of 384 to lead an eight-woman line-up into Monday’s final, started strongly for a wire-to-wire effort.Representing ONGC, she shot 238.9 in the final while Malaika Goel of Haryana managed 238.6 to finish in second place. Nivetha of Tamil Nadu finished third with an effort of 217.4 in the final.The performance of the day, however, belonged to the young and talented Manu Bhaker of Haryana, who beat quality fields in both the 10M Air Pistol Women Youth and Junior sections to register a double gold. Among the competitors she beat were recently crowned junior world champion Yashaswini Singh Deswal, Malaika Goel who won Silver in the women’s event and India international Muskan.In the women’s junior event, Manu shot 239 in the final to beat Malaika Goel who had to be contended with the day’s second silver after scoring 236.2.Harshada Sadanad of Maharashtra shot 213.9 to claim the bronze medal. In the Youth category, she shot 234.9 in the final to beat Anjali Chaudhary of Haryana who shot 232.1 while Tanu Rawal ensured a clean sweep of medals for Haryana claiming bronze with a score of 211.2.advertisementThe XVII KSS Memorial Shooting Championship 2017 will conclude on Tuesday, following which the rifle and pistol shooters move on to the third and fourth selection trials of the year, which will help select the Indian team for the Commonwealth Shooting Championship scheduled for October-November this year in Australia.last_img read more

4 wickets or 5 wickets against Delhi Capitals? Sam Curran is not sure

first_imgKings XI Punjab all-rounder Sam Curran admitted that he didn’t realise the moment he took the hat-trick but what he also wasn’t aware of, is the total number of wickets he ended up with in the match against Delhi Capitals on Monday.Before picking up his hat-trick, Curran had sent back the dangerous Colin Ingram for 38 in the 18th over. Curran ended up figures of 4 for 11 in 2.2 overs as Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 14 runs in Mohali.In a post-match interview with teammate Mandeep Singh, Curran opened up about his hat-trick and what was going through his mind in the final stages of the game.”Tell us about the 18th over, what were you thinking?” Mandeep asked Curran.”Shami bowled an amazing over. He was the one who turned the game our way, Ashwin’s run out of Morris was also amazing. The dismissal of Pant by Shami turned the game for us because they needed about 30 off 28 balls after that.”Boys turned up on the field as well, you (Mandeep) diving all around with a sore knee. How’s the knee now? Ready for the next game?” Curran said and then asked Mandeep about his availability for the next game to which the Indian cricketer replied in the affirmative.First HATTRICK of #VIVOIPL 2019 @CurranSMWhat a comeback this from @lionsdenkxipin as they win by 14 runs in Mohali. (@IPL) April 1, 2019Talking about his hat-trick, Curran said he wasn’t expecting to do something like that at all before the match.advertisement”No, not at all (on whether he was expecting to get a hat-trick). My first focus was to get some runs for the team. First time I was opening, it was a different experience. I was just doing whatever the team needs,” Curran said.Some bhangra moves there, courtesy @realpreityzinta & @CurranSM (@IPL) April 1, 2019Curran then asked Mandeep about his favourite moment in the match. The Punjab batsman chose the wicket of Colin Ingram which Curran took in the 18th over. Substitute Karun Nair took a brilliant catch running to his right at long on to send back the dangerous Ingram, who was threatening to run away with the game for DC.Curran bowled the 18th over to take the wickets of Colin Ingram (38; 29b; 4×4; 1×6) and Harshal Patel (0), and then came back in the last over to finish the game by removing Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane in successive deliveries to complete a hat-trick as seven wickets fell for just eight runs in 17 balls.”Thought that ball to Ingram was going for six!”End over heroes @CurranSM and @mandeeps12 discuss @lionsdenkxip ‘s win at Mohali. Sam reveled in his role as an opener while Mandy shares his game-changing moment! By @tanmoym #KXIPvDCFull Interview – (@IPL) April 2, 2019Skipper R. Ashwin (2/31) and Mohammed Shami 2/27) also played crucial roles as Punjab scripted their third win in four games to move second in the IPL 2019 points table.”You took 4 wickets or 5?” Mandeep asked. “I don’t know actually,” Curran replied.Also Read | Sam Curran, KXIP’s most expensive foreign player of IPL 2019, gives team new dimensionAlso Read | KXIP hat-trick hero Sam Curran: Fans who left early would be very disappointedAlso Read | Got out of jail: R Ashwin after Sam Curran hat-trick wins KXIP thrillerAlso Read | IPL 2019: Sam Curran youngest player to claim hat-trick in IPL historylast_img read more

Cheapest phones for best PUBG experience: At least start with Xiaomi Note 6 Pro with Snapdragon 636 inside it

first_imgWhen PUBG MOBILE was announced earlier in the year, it was assumed that the game would be restricted only for the high-end devices. This has been the case with all major previous gaming titles. However, publisher Tencent Games made sure that the game was more accessible and therefore, worked along with the developers to make sure people with affordable devices could also join the quest for hunting the Chicken Dinner. Hence, PUBG MOBILE can be played even on budget devices priced under Rs 10,000.On most iOS devices presently selling in the market, PUBG MOBILE is well optimised and made to run smoothly at least in medium graphics. The minimum system requirements for PUBG MOBILE on Android is listed below:– Android 5.1.1 and above– At least 2GB RAMAny Android device that falls under the bracket can support PUBG MOBILE. However, if you have had a glimpse of PUBG MOBILE, you know that the game contains console-quality graphics with advanced gameplay physics and state-of-the-art maps. Therefore, it requires a powerful set of specifications to run the game in the way its meant to be played. After all, playing an online multiplayer game is fun only as long as you are able to have a smooth gaming experience without any lags or stutters. Since my job allows me to get considerable hand-on on most new smartphones as well as tablets and PUBG MOBILE is one of the favourite pass-times, I have devised a list of all the chipsets from the Android universe that will guarantee you a smooth gameplay experience even in the lowest graphics segment.advertisementFor budget devices:At least Snapdragon 636 and 3GB RAMThe Snapdragon 636 is a fairly powerful midrange chipset unveiled by Qualcomm last year. The chip uses eight custom Kryo 260 cores, which are based on the Cortex-A73 architecture, clocked at 1.8GHz. An Adreno 509 GPU is there to look after the graphics requirements of the chip. The chip is considered as a watered-down version of the Snapdragon 660 chipset. The chip is extremely efficient in handling daily tasks and casual games with ease. However, for a resource-intensive game such as PUBG MOBILE, the chip can only handle low graphics courtesy of the weak Adreno 509 GPU. However, you can be assured of smooth frame rates and stutters are fairly occasional. The gameplay durations can, however, not be sustained for long.Playing an online multiplayer game is fun only as long as you are able to have a smooth gaming experience without any lags or stutters.In India, there are a few smartphones under Rs 15,000 that make use of the Snapdragon 636 SoC. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Note 6 Pro rely on Snapdragon 636 SoC, but a heavy MIUI skin does affect the performance to an extent. The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1(Rs 10,999), Nokia 6.1 Plus (Rs 15,999) and Motorola One Power (Rs 15,999) also sport the same chip, but with a lesser complex stock Android operating system.For those wanting decent graphics and a smoother gameplayAt least Snapdragon 660, Helio P60/P70The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset has been in the market for a while since the days of the Snapdragon 835 and has been powering premium devices for long. The two-year-old chipset has now trickled down to smartphones under Rs 15,000 as well and is the top choice for mobile gamers on a budget. The chip consists of an octa-core arrangement of Kryo 260 cores, with four of them clocked to 2.2GHz for faster processing. The Adreno 512 GPU is more capable than the Adreno 509 in terms of handling heavy graphics. MediaTek’s Helio P60 and Helio P70 chip are also capable on similar terms with reasonably powerful GPUsTherefore, PUBG MOBILE on a smartphone with these chips should deliver a smoother gameplay experience with medium graphics. The performance is sustainable for longer durations on these chips while the thermal management is also pretty efficient. Presently, there are a couple of smartphone under Rs 15,000 with these chips. For the Snapdragon 660 club, one can consider the Xiaomi Mi A2 (starts from Rs 14,999), Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 (starts from Rs 12,999) and Realme 2 Pro (starts from Rs 13,990).For those who prefer the MediaTek chips, one can consider the Nokia 5.1 Plus (Rs 10,999) and Realme U1 (starts from Rs 13,990).For the best PUBG MOBILE experienceAt least Snapdragon 835 and aboveQualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 series of chipsets are the best that most Android phones can rely on. Last year’s Snapdragon 835 and the current flagship Snapdragon 845 offer the best performance to sustain peak performance for longer durations with efficient thermal management. Luckily, for gamers on a budget, the POCO F1 starting from Rs 19,999 is the cheapest smartphone that offers the Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB RAM. Xiaomi also couples the POCO F1 with a liquid cooling system for efficient heat dissipation and a big 4000mAh battery with fast charging.advertisementThe Asus ZenFone 5Z is next major offering with the Snapdragon 845 and 6GB RAM, starting at Rs 29,999. The Nubia Red Magic also comes in at Rs 29,999 with the Snapdragon 835 chipset clubbed along with air cooling and cool RGB lighting. The Honor Play with its flagship-grade HiSlicon Kirin 970 SoC also offers flagship grade gaming performance coupled with GPU Turbo for consistent peak performance, starting at a price of Rs 16,999.ALSO READ | PUBG MOBILE Vikendi snow map review: Snow makes Chicken Dinner more dearyALSO READ | A beginners guide to PUBG MOBILE: Chicken Dinner, Blue Circle, Vikendi and everything you need to knowALSO READ | PUBG Mobile: That Chicken Dinner is a trap, have fun but don’t get caught in its questlast_img read more

Pele hospitalised in Paris with urinary infection, condition not life-threatening

first_imgLegendary Brazilian footballer Pele was hospitalised in Paris with a strong fever but his condition is not life-threatening and he should be released “within a couple of days,” one of his long-time friends said on Wednesday.The 78-year-old was suffering from a urinary infection and being treated with antibiotics, his friend and spokesman Pepito Fornos, who was with Pele at the hospital, said.”Everything is under control. Everything’s fine.”Pele was admitted late on Tuesday as a precaution after attending an event in the French capital with France’s World Cup winning youngster Kylian Mbappe.He was still in hospital on Wednesday evening, though in a possible sign he was making a recovery, he said on Twitter: “I met Kylian Mbappe and his parents last night in Paris at @Hublot event. We talked goals, World Cups and watches. Great company!”Earlier, Mbappe had written on social media: “I had the chance this evening to spend a once-in-a-lifetime moment with the living legend @Pele.”Pele, revered by many as soccer’s greatest player ever, is alone in winning the World Cup three times, first lifting the trophy aged 17. The Brazilian was swift to praise Mbappe after he set last year’s World Cup in Russia alight with his electric speed and goalscoring.Mbappe became the youngest player (19) to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958. He also became the first teenager since Pele to score in a World Cup final.”If Kylian keeps equalling my records like this I may have to dust my boots off again,” Pele tweeted at the time.advertisementMbappe replied: “The King will always remain King.”The Paris St Germain forward told Tuesday’s event he would never match the Brazil great’s scoring tally during his career. Pele says he has scored 1,025 goals.”Even with the goals in playgrounds, goals on the PlayStation, I could never equal (that),” the 20-year-old said at the sponsors’ event.Mbappe and Pele had been scheduled to meet late last year but had to postpone, again because of Pele’s health, French media said.last_img read more

Cole warns Man Utd over Martial sale

first_imgAnthony Martial Cole warns Man Utd over Martial sale: He’s got absolutely frightening talent Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 16:54 11/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Anthony Martial Manchester United 2017 Getty Images Anthony Martial Manchester United Marcus Rashford Basel v Manchester United Basel UEFA Champions League The 1999 Champions League winner believes the Frenchman can flourish in the correct environment and does not want to see him leave the club Former Manchester United striker Andrew Cole has backed Anthony Martial to become a world-class talent at Old Trafford, urging the club not to sell him.The France international striker has already scored five times in the Premier League this season, finding the net at the rate of once every 75 minutes on average. United 14/1 to beat Basel 3-0 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 There had been murmurs that manager Jose Mourinho would be looking to sell, with Arsenal having been linked in the past, but Cole believes he has the potential to be a superstar for the Red Devils.“If you look at the talent that kid’s got, it’s absolutely frightening. He’s got great feet, scores goals and creates goals,” he told ESPN.“He’s had his ups and downs with the manager already but I think he just wants the arm around the shoulder – a bit of loving and you’ll definitely get the best out of him.“I’m hoping he is going to be there a long time.”Cole has also backed Marcus Rashford to reach an elite level over the course of his career.After a 4-1 win over Newcastle, United remain second in the Premier League standings but trail neighbours Manchester City by eight points.United are back in Champions League action on November 22 when they face FC Basel, with Mourinho’s men needing just a point to guarantee top spot in the group.last_img read more

Queensland Claim Australian Deaf Games Titles

first_imgThe Mixed Touch Football final kicked off on Wednesday morning with the Queensland team taking on the ACT, battling it out for the Gold. Queensland won in a marvellous victory, 12-4. Part of the winning side was 13-year-old Jamie Howell, a rising young Touch Football star, earning the esteemed of ‘Player of the Match’ and now taking home her first ever ADG Gold, along with the match ball. “It was very exciting! I have never done anything like this before, I really enjoyed it!” Jamie said. A second fantastic performance was put on by the Queenslanders on Wednesday afternoon as they took on Fiji to once again battle it out for the Gold in the Men’s division. Fiji entertained the spectators with a ceremonial dance to open the game, but Queensland fought back and won 15-2. Tuan Chiem confirmed his place as the best deaf player in Australia when he was awarded ‘Player of the Match’ in the Men’s division.Touch Football sports convenor and Touch Football Australia representative, David Brady, had a chat to us about the game and his involvement with the sport over the years. “It’s a game that anyone can play at any age,” he said. Working alongside the volunteers, referees and sports governing bodies, Brady tells of the success in introducing Touch Football for the first time to the Deaf Games. “This week has been fantastic…everyone in the Touch Football really came together as a community. It was really pleasing to see everyone playing together, having a good time and enjoying themselves.”Thank you to Deaf Sports Australia for providing the article content.last_img read more

Hyundai Heavy Enters MOU on Development of MOBILE POWERSHIP

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location HHI, December 10, 2013 zoom Polaris Shipping Co., Ltd., Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd., Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., and Siemens Energy Solutions Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding at COEX Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul on December 10, 2013 to develop MOBILE POWERSHIP, an integration of shipbuilding and power generating technology in which a highly efficient power generating facility will be installed onto a FSRU (Floating Storage Regasification Unit) for the very first time in the world.It is expected that MOBILE POWERSHIP will commence its operation in December 2017 with total investment of U$ 940 Million. When compared to building a power plant on land, the model will substantially reduce civil complaints as it will not require a large scale land. In addition, due to systemized and skillful shipbuilding process, overall construction period will be shortened. In terms of power transmission, MOBILE POWERSHIP will utilize existing cables so that sections subject to new installation will be minimized, which leads to significant cost saving. Once the business model is successfully launched in Korea, it is anticipated to move overseas to selectively target combined cycle power producing market where high yields can be generated.“MOBILE POWERSHIP is the world’s first invention to integrate a combined cycle power generating facility and liquefied gas storage in which a gas turbine and a regasification unit are directly linked to achieve curtailment of fuel cost. Hence, we are of a view that it can be a smart solution to surging demand for electricity in and out of Korea and a successful business model for the Creative Economy.” commented by spokesperson from Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd.“This Powership integrates the LNG FSRU, the model first designed and built by Hyundai, with the top-of-the-line combined cycle unit in the capacity of 880 MW, which will give birth to an innovative naval architecture through combination of shipbuilding and plant engineering. We plan to target overseas newbuilding market upon successful launch of the project.” commented by Hyundai Heavy Industries.“Siemens is delighted to participate in the Powership project based on an innovative business model to share our technical expertise and competitiveness which we have built in the global power producing market. Furthermore, synergy between Siemens’ engineering knowhow and Hyundai Heavy Industries’ world class shipbuilding technology will create a state-of-the-art offshore combined cycle power plant.” stated by Dr. Rochus Bergmann, CEO of Siemens .“MOBILE POWERSHIP is a mobile power plant with a capacity to promptly manage natural disasters such as earthquake and flood. As the world’s no.1 VLOC (Very Large Ore Carrier) owner in shipping industry, we are willing to bring in our best effort based on experiences in new ship design and trust we have earned from highly valued clients” spokesperson from Polaris Shipping mentioned.4 concerned parties including Korea Midland Power will launch a Task Force Team after signing the Memorandum of Understanding to closely examine technical issues which will be reflected in the engineering of Powership. It is said that once performance of the Powership is ascertained through pilot project in Korea, then it will be exported to Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, and other countries where power shortage has become a critical issue. In addition, it is anticipated that the project will firmly position itself as a business model well-suited for South Korean policies under the “Creative Economy” by generating approximately $2 billion per project.last_img read more

Plafond sur la taille des classes étendu à la 6e année

first_imgLes plus jeunes élèves de la Nouvelle-Écosse continueront de recevoir le soutien et l’attention dont ils ont besoin à l’école grâce à l’engagement du gouvernement provincial d’imposer un plafond sur la taille des classes. Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, a annoncé aujourd’hui 30 août que la taille des classes de la 4e année à la 6e année sera plafonnée à 25 élèves. « La réduction de la taille des classes continue d’être importante pour les parents, les enseignants et les élèves. C’est pourquoi nous mettons en pratique notre engagement d’étendre le plafond sur la taille des classes à d’autres niveaux, énoncé dans le plan ‘Priorité aux jeunes et à l’apprentissage’, a dit Mme Jennex. Maintenant que nous avons un budget équilibré, nous sommes en mesure d’investir encore davantage dans les initiatives qui sont les plus importantes pour les familles, comme l’éducation. » Les conseils scolaires doivent introduire graduellement le plafond pour la taille des classes de la 4e à la 6e année au cours des trois prochaines années, débutant par les classes de 4e année en 2014-2015. Le gouvernement provincial investira 6,5 millions de dollars sur trois ans pour appuyer cette mesure en embauchant jusqu’à 100 nouveaux enseignants. « Les parents voient très clairement les résultats chez les enfants lorsque les enseignants sont en mesure de leur accorder plus de temps et plus d’attention en classe, affirme Mme Jennex. Nos classes sont déjà réduites au niveau le plus faible depuis toute une génération, et le gouvernement s’assurera de les maintenir à ce niveau. » Une taille maximale de 25 élèves a été établie en 2012-2013 pour les classes de la maternelle à la 3e année, ce qui a entraîné l’embauche de plus de 70 enseignants. « J’applaudis le gouvernement pour avoir étendu le plafond aux classes de 6e année, a dit Gin Yee, président du Halifax Regional School Board. J’ai entendu des parents, des tuteurs et des enseignants me dire que les classes de plus petite taille offrent de meilleures possibilités d’apprentissage et d’enseignement, particulièrement chez les plus jeunes. » Les renseignements obtenus des conseils scolaires révèlent que la taille moyenne des classes de la maternelle à la 6e année variait entre 20 et 23 élèves au cours de l’année dernière, à peu près la même qu’en 2011-2012. Le plan « Priorité aux jeunes et à l’apprentissage » comprend un certain nombre d’initiatives pour aider les élèves dans les premières années du primaire. Un plus grand nombre de jeunes élèves reçoivent de l’aide plus tôt grâce au programme « La réussite en lecture », et un programme révisé de mathématiques pour tous les niveaux du primaire donnera aux élèves plus de temps pour apprendre les notions de base afin d’avoir une base solide en mathématiques pour les années futures.last_img read more

NHAI may reconstruct a part of Hero Chowk flyover again

first_imgGurugram: One and a half years after it was opened for the traffic, the National Highway Authority of India may close a part of Hero Chowk flyover and reconstruct it again.The decision comes at a time after the part of the flyover has collapsed twice. The decision by the officials as taken at a meeting on July 29. According to official sources, even though it has not been officially confirmed it has been decided that the part of the flyover will be closed for the traffic and reconstructed. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe NHAI has already directed the public agencies of Gururgam to restrict the plying of heavy vehicles at the busy route. Despite the directions, most of the commuters are risking their lives and taking the route as it forms a vital link between Delhi, Jaipur and Manesar. A probe is already underway after the portion of the Hero Chowk flyover collapsed on May 8 this year. Earlier the Gurugram police had registered an FIR against the contractor and certain officials of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in the case of the portion of Hero flyover being caving in. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe case has been registered under the sections of 334 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (common purpose) of the Indian Penal Code. On May 8 the portion of Hero flyover in Gurgram had collapsed for the second time. There are claims that how in order to hasten the process of opening the flyover, most of the basic processes of construction were flawed. Facing flak over the entire incident the public officials have as of now refused to comment on the matter. The state of art of flyover was completed that was built at an approximate cost of Rs 200 crores. The construction of the flyover had brought in a lot of laurels for the engineers, contractors and the public officials as it was completed well before its deadline. The flyover was a plan of revamping the Delhi-Jaipur highway where the NHAI and the Haryana government has invested Rs 1400 crores in recent years to build various flyovers and underpasses along the busy route.last_img read more

Mountain Jam Music Festival To Be Live Streamed In Support of Teen

first_imgTourpedo, Inc., a Raleigh, North Carolina-based software company, will be live streaming the Mountain Jam Music Festival in Hunter, New York, on June 4-7, 2015.Mountain Jam will feature some of the best artists in live music such as The Black Keys, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, Gov’t Mule, Michael Franti, moe., and forty other acts.Proceeds from the live stream will benefit Teen Cancer America, a charity founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who which aims to educate and support hospitals and outpatient facilities in the development of specialized units for teenagers undergoing cancer treatment.At Mountain Jam next week, fans will be able to live stream four days of live music. Viewers can donate what they want ($5 per day minimum) to watch the festival live with proceeds supporting the charity. Also, fans will be able to tip the artists during their performances and the high tipper during certain sets will receive a prize pack containing signed artist memorabilia. The live stream will be broadcast in HD and will be available on computers, televisions and mobile devices. Fans can tweet, post, and chat with others who are enjoying the festival as well. To watch the festival, click here.According to Matt Henderson, co-founder of Tourpedo, “We are proud to be partnering with Mountain Jam for the second year in a row to live stream this awesome festival. It’s a good feeling to know that you can provide fans with over 30 hours of live music while also raising money to support Teen Cancer America through our versatile streaming platform. The artists and Tourpedo are excited to be a part of such a great festival that supports a great cause.”last_img read more

Saskatchewan elementary school offers Cree immersion to students

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN National NewsHow to keep Indigenous languages thriving is a challenge right across the country.In Saskatchewan, Cree is the most common language spoken, but you don’t often hear it in every day language.But that could be changing.One elementary school in Saskatoon offering full time Cree immersion is so successful, they’re running out of room in class.tpimentel@aptn.calast_img

Views of Trumps trade adviser carry the day at White House

first_imgWASHINGTON – In the squabbling Trump White House, no insider is ever above rebuke and no one blacklisted beyond redemption. Trade adviser Peter Navarro, once barred from sending private emails and spotted skulking in West Wing hallways, has emerged from the chaos ascendant.With his chief ideological rival, Gary Cohn, now headed for the exit, Navarro and his protectionist trade policies are taking centre stage as President Donald Trump prepares to impose the steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that Navarro has long championed.Navarro, a 68-year-old former economics professor whose ideas were once considered well outside the mainstream, joined the Trump campaign in 2016 after one of his books on China happened to catch the eye of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner during an internet search.From the presidential campaign, Navarro made the leap to the new administration to head a new White House National Trade Council. But he was quickly sidelined by chief of staff John Kelly and closely managed by former staff secretary Rob Porter.As alliances shifted and staffers departed, though, Navarro made his move, encouraging Trump to embrace a plan that many economists, lawmakers and White House aides warn could lead to a trade war and imperil U.S. economic gains. Trump signed a pair of proclamations Thursday imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.The president and the combative Navarro share the same hard-line views on trade that were a centerpiece of Trump’s campaign. For decades, both men have accused China of unfair trade practices that have displaced American workers and hobbled the U.S. manufacturing base.“Peter speaks the same language as Trump does on these issues,” said Stephen Moore, a former Trump campaign adviser who is now a visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation. “He and Trump agree on an America First policy when it comes to trade and other issues, so he has emerged as a policy force in this administration.”Like Stephen Miller on immigration, Navarro has now become the face of Trump’s trade plan. In interviews since Trump’s surprise promise to impose the sweeping tariffs, Navarro has forcefully defended his boss and minimized any potential negative impact on the U.S.“There’s negligible-to-nothing effects,” he said dismissively on CBS, later accusing the media of hyping prospects of a trade war.Navarro had limited contact with Trump world until early in the campaign, when Kushner was drawn to his book, “Death by China,” while researching China policy. Kushner reached out and Navarro quickly became an economic adviser.Despite his credentials as a Harvard Ph.D. and former professor at the University of California, Irvine, Navarro was less an academic focused on research than a master of controversy writing books such as “The Coming China Wars.” He has professed views that go further even than academic peers who see China’s emergence in the global economy as hurting many U.S. workers.“Trump has unconventional views on many issues. And here was an economist of some acclaim who was validating those positions,” Moore said.Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, which represents steel makers, has known Navarro for more than a decade. He described Navarro as “someone who certainly speaks his mind and is not afraid to present ideas and data that are contrarian. And I think way more often than not, he makes a very persuasive case.”Persuasive to like-minded Trump, perhaps, but not to many free-trade-loving Republicans.“I think he’s wrong on a lot of things,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, who opposes the tariffs.Under Trump’s plan, Canada and Mexico could be exempted from the tariffs based on the outcome of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that could soften the tariff blow.But Navarro is still riding high.He’s been telling friends that he’s seeking Cohn’s National Economic Council director title, according to a person close to the White House who has spoken to Navarro — a move that could spark an exodus of Cohn allies, another person familiar with the thinking of other White House officials said.Early in Trump’s term, Navarro at first was outmanoeuvred by Cohn, the Goldman Sachs president-turned-Trump economic adviser.Cohn-Navarro discussions sometimes turned into shouting matches, occasionally in front of Trump.Navarro, excluded from Trump’s trip to Asia last fall, was sometimes seen walking the West Wing halls at night. In an especially personal blow, he was required to copy in Cohn on all his emails after being accused of trying to circumvent West Wing processes, according to two people familiar with the policy. They spoke only on condition of anonymity to discuss internal administration roles.The White House regimen included a weekly trade policy meeting in the Roosevelt Room where aides with opposing views could talk through ideas to ensure recommendations brought to the president were fully vetted and legally sound. When Porter left, said one of the people, the process broke down and Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made their move.Asked on Fox whether he’d conducted “guerrilla warfare,” sneaking around the West Wing and trying to making an end-run around staffers, Navarro dismissed the narrative as a “cheap shot” spread by “all sorts of malicious” leakers.Others said Navarro had bided his time, keeping his head down, persistently building his case. He waited as tariff decision deadlines set by Ross ticked closer, and the White House turned its attention back to trade after deciding to table the divisive issue while it worked on health care and taxes.“For a long time, there were a lot of long knives out to get him,” said Paul, who served as a member of the White House Manufacturing Jobs Initiative before resigning last summer.In the end though, said Paul, “I think it’s pretty clear that the president is siding with the economic nationalists.”___Associated Press writers Josh Boak, Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Alan Fram contributed to this report.___Follow Colvin on Twitter at read more

Suncor refinery restart to ease PetroCanada service station fuel outages

first_imgCALGARY – Suncor Energy Inc. says a fuel supply shortage that left some of its Petro-Canada stations in the four western provinces with no gasoline to pump should clear up in the next few days.Stations began running out of fuel about two weeks ago in Edmonton and Calgary, followed by some Petro-Canada outlets in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and B.C.Spokeswoman Nicole Fisher says Suncor’s 142,000 barrel-a-day Edmonton refinery was restarted last week after being shut down for regular spring maintenance and the company is working to resupply the stations.She says the shortage of gasoline and other fuels in Western Canada was made worse because other suppliers were also off line, preventing Petro-Canada stations from using alternative sources.She says she doesn’t know how many stations were without fuel supplies.Fisher says Suncor is apologizing to customers who were inconvenienced by the outages, adding the last time it had such severe shortfall was two years ago in the wake of the Fort McMurray wildfire.“As they ran out, we’ve been working to replenish but some of them haven’t been replenished,” she said. “We do know this is an inconvenience for our customers and we do apologize.”last_img read more

Senior UN relief official voices concern at plight of displaced Central Africans

“Fear is very evident amongst the people who had to repeatedly leave their villages and watch their homes and livelihoods being looted, burned and destroyed,” Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Catherine Bragg told a news conference in the capital, Bangui, on the last day of her visit.She noted that while some people did start to return home during 2008, hostilities in 2009 have led to further displacement and slowed the momentum of return. “I hope that the efforts being made by all parties to restore peace and security will help limit further displacement and encourage voluntary return,” said Ms. Bragg, who also serves as the UN’s Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator.She said that one of her greatest concerns was the protection of civilians and respect for their rights, an issue she raised during meetings with the national authorities. She asked the authorities and their partners to assume their responsibility for protecting the population, and urged officials to guarantee unhindered access for humanitarian workers to those in need. Another concern is the persistent lack of funding, which has decreased significantly in 2009 compared to previous years. Current requirements amount to $97 million, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which adds that $48 million remains outstanding.In addition to meeting with internally displaced persons (IDPs) and national and local authorities, Ms. Bragg also held discussions with aid workers and members of MINURCAT, a multidimensional UN peacekeeping mission deployed in northern CAR and eastern Chad. Among the towns she visited was Birao – located close to the border with both Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan – which last month witnessed deadly inter-ethnic violence that displaced several thousand inhabitants.Ms. Bragg told reporters her visit had helped her to appreciate that the situation in CAR is unique and not entirely the result of a spill-over from other conflicts from neighbouring countries. 30 July 2009The situation in the Central African Republic remains highly volatile and those displaced by violence are still traumatized, despite a general improvement in some areas, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today as she wrapped up a five-day visit to the country. read more

Handy and Harman fine silver quotations 22317 oz 71749 kg

Handy and Harman fine silver quotations in Canadian dollars:Wednesday $22.317 oz., $717.49 kg.; Tuesday $22.388 oz., $719.77 kg.

BlackBerry sales exec tells BBC there will be a new keyboard model

BlackBerry sales exec tells BBC: there will be a new keyboard model within 6 months TORONTO – One of BlackBerry’s top sales executives says the company will release a new smartphone with its distinctive physical keyboard within six months.The comment was made in a BBC video interview published Wednesday, a week after the Canadian smartphone pioneer announced it would stop doing hardware development in-house.Instead, it said it would rely on partners to produce BlackBerry devices.It’s been an open secret that BlackBerry has at least one more smartphone with a keyboard that hasn’t been released.But chairman and CEO John Chen said last week that he hadn’t decided whether it would be brought to market.The company’s senior vice-president for global device sales, Alex Thurber, was less vague in his interview with BBC.“There will still be a keyboard-based BlackBerry device, designed and distributed within the next six months,” he said.Thurber said that the keyboards set BlackBerrys apart from market-leading Apple and Samsung smartphones that feature touch screens.“I think there’s a demand for keyboard phones. As we’ve been showing mockups of what we’ve been working on, to our carrier and distributor partners, they are very excited about this,” Thurber said in the three-minute video.He addressed confusion about whether BlackBerry smartphones will disappear or continue to be available after in-house design and development ceases by the end of the company’s 2017 financial year on Feb. 28.“We’ll now be working with partners to take our software onto their hardware. So there will continue to be BlackBerry-branded devices for sale all over the world,” Thurber said.The only such partnership announced is with a joint venture company that will primarily make BlackBerrys for the Indonesian market.The keyboard phone is expected to be a DTEK model. The first DTEK — a touch-screen device using a BlackBerry version of the Android operating system — began shipping in August. by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 6, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Oct 6, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

With funding down to a trickle UN agency renews warning over Burundi

“Arriving refugees continue to cite human rights abuses, fear of persecution and sexual and gender-based violence as reasons for fleeing,” Babar Baloch, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.Since April 2015, some 410,000 refugees and asylum-seekers have been forced to flee their homes. With no sign of improvement of the political situation, the total refugee population is expected to grow to over half a million by the end of this year, making it potentially the third-biggest refugee situation in Africa, he said.Currently, Tanzania is hosting the majority of Burundian refugees with some 249,000 already accommodated in three overcrowded camps. Rwanda hosts some 84,000 refugees with another 45,000 in Uganda and some 41,000 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Smaller numbers of Burundian refugees have also fled to Kenya and into Southern African countries such as Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa. UNHCR has revised its funding needs for the Burundi situation to $250 million from $214, but it has so far received only two per cent of the required funds. Urgent funding is needed to upgrade and construct new settlements to decongest the current ones and provide basic services. In DRC, the transit centres are unable to host incoming refugees, forcing them to live in extremely poor conditions, often without shelter. Education of refugee children is also severely affected with school classes unable to accommodate the number of students. In Tanzania, there is a need to construct over 600 new classrooms, as many children attend classes under trees. Overcrowded camps further expose refugees – especially women and children to many risks, such as a new cholera outbreak. UNHCR renewed its call to donors for continuing to support countries hosting Burundian refugees, also repeating its appeal to the neighbouring countries not to return refugees against their will. read more

The Broncos New Quarterback Is Inexperienced But At Least Hes Not Peyton

By contrast, the average defending champ through 2015 returned a QB with 74.8 career starts and a lifetime AV of 66.5, meaning they were both pretty seasoned and pretty good. And that experience has traditionally been an advantage in the pursuit of a repeat Super Bowl bid. All else being equal, teams whose opening-day QBs have more career AV under their belt tend to perform better in the passing game. For instance, a simple regression would predict a 70-AV QB’s team to pass the ball with a half-standard deviation greater efficiency3According to Football Outsiders’ defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) metric. — the equivalent of four-fifths of an extra win over a full season — than that of a zero-AV QB, while a more complex fit suggests the same edge in experience could be worth even more, as much as a full standard deviation of passing efficiency or 1.7 wins. When the Denver Broncos begin their title defense with Trevor Siemian under center on Sept. 8, they’ll be in a rare spot for reigning Super Bowl winners. Last year’s starting QB, Peyton Manning, retired in March, guaranteeing Denver would become only the fifth champ of the Super Bowl era1Since opening day of 1967, because there was no defending Super Bowl champ in Week 1 of the 1966 season. whose opening-day primary quarterback2For the purposes of this entire article, I’ll be referring to a team’s “primary QB” — the player who led the team in dropbacks in a game — as a proxy for its starter, since Pro-Football-Reference’s Game Finder doesn’t provide data on which QB started each game. during the next season was not the same signal-caller who led the way on Super Sunday.And even among that group of new QBs, Siemian is almost uniquely inexperienced. Assuming he ends up being Denver’s primary passer in Week 1, he’ll join another Bronco — Brian Griese, who replaced John Elway in 1999 — as the only opening-day primary QBs for a defending champion whose prior career featured both zero career starts and zero points of career Approximate Value (AV). So, given Siemian’s lack of experience (let alone his meager draft pedigree), we’d expect him to lead a passing attack that’s fairly lousy. But even if Siemian spearheads a passing offense with a DVOA index4Which sets DVOA on a common scale where 100 is league average and a standard deviation in either direction is 15 points. of 90, two-thirds of a standard deviation worse than NFL average — as the average zero-AV opening day starter has during the Super Bowl era — it would represent an improvement to the Broncos’ passing attack.Simply put, Denver won the Super Bowl last season in spite of its passing offense, not because of it. In terms of passing efficiency, the Broncos were an entire standard deviation worse than league average last season, which equated to the NFL’s eighth-most inefficient aerial attack. And Manning himself was awful, producing the worst season of any Super Bowl QB in history. His backup, Brock Osweiler, wasn’t great either, but if Siemian’s 2016 performance can mimic Osweiler’s more than Manning’s, the Broncos will still be better through the air than they were a year ago.And with a defense as dominant as the Broncos still possess, that might be enough to contend for another Super Bowl, even given Siemian’s historic inexperience under center. read more

Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder qualifies for 2016 Olympics in Rio de

OSU sophomore Kyle Snyder enters the arena during the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAfter winning a world championship, a Big Ten championship and a national championship in less than a year, Ohio State sophomore wrestler Kyle Snyder added another accomplishment to his résumé: an Olympic berth.Snyder was victorious in Iowa City, Iowa, on Sunday after taking down 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jake Varner in the best-of-three series of matches. As the reigning world champion, Snyder received an automatic spot in the finals.“It’s pretty hard to describe,” Snyder said in an OSU press release. “It started off making it to the NCAA finals as a true freshman then losing that. After that I kind of fell into a lot of success, not really fall into it but through a lot of hard work and self-belief. I really haven’t had a chance to look back on it yet, honestly.”Varner won in the first meeting, but Snyder rebounded after a short resting period. The OSU sophomore tied the score 4-4 in the initial bout but lost because of criteria.Snyder walked out from the locker room with a much more focused demeanor for the next meeting and showed complete control in the next two matches, outscoring Varner 10-1.“It was pretty nerve-wracking,” Snyder said in the release. “I had all intentions of winning the first match and winning two in a row. But that is why the sport of wrestling is great because you never know what is going to happen. You never know if you are going to win or lose, all you can do is just prepare.”It’s the fourth time Snyder has beaten Varner in his career. Last year, prior to his world championship, Snyder toppled Varner twice in the U.S. Team Trials and once at the U.S. Open.The freshly crowned heavyweight champion is set to represent the United States at 97 kilograms in Rio de Janeiro from Aug. 5 to 21. Snyder joins a handful of OSU alumni who have earned their way onto the U.S. Olympic team in the past. Mark Coleman finished seventh in 1992, while Perry Martter and Harry Steel competed in 1924.Snyder is the only Buckeye wrestler to make it to the Olympics while an active member of the Scarlet and Gray.All other OSU wrestlers shooting for a spot on the national team were eliminated from contention earlier in the day, including redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello and the Buckeyes’ most notable alumnus, four-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber. Tomasello lost in the quarterfinals, while Stieber lost in the semifinals. read more