Hrithik Roshan gets a clean shaven look


first_imgHrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan has been seen experimenting with his looks quite often. Duggu was shooting for his upcoming film, which is a remake of Agneepath, where he had to sport the angry young man look.He took a break from the film shoot for his first ever reality show Just Dance where he’ll judge the contestants along with Farah Khan and Vaibahvi Merchant. He will appear clean shaven on the show.He was seen with a fully grown beard in Guzaarish and will sport a stubble in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Sources reveal that Roshan’s sons, Hridaan and Hrehaan are most enthralled by this shooting break of his as they get to spend a lot more quality time with their Dad.last_img read more

How Sarri is seducing Hazard and Kante


first_imgChelsea believe Maurizio Sarri’s management style, relaxed approach and valuation of the club could prove to be instrumental in their attempts to convince Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante to sign a contract renewal.Hazard’s existing deal is due to run out in 2020 and he was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus back in July.”You all know my preferred destination” said Hazard in Russia, upon being asked about his future at the height of his form with Belgium. Chelsea refused to enter negotiations over a transfer, though, and the Belgium international in the end stressed he is happy with life at Stamford Bridge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “You know what I said after the World Cup. I’m happy here,” the 27-year-old Hazard stated in August. “Many things have been said – nonsense and everything.”For now, I’m happy. I still have two years of contract [left] and we’ll see what happens. I will not leave [this year].”Kante, meanwhile, recently admitted there was contact with Paris Saint-Germain after the World Cup, but stressed a transfer was never really an option.“There were some contacts [from PSG]. But after a discussion with Chelsea I realised that the main thing was to feel good where I was. I am at Chelsea. It’s good for me to stay at Chelsea,” the France international – whose deal runs until 2021 – stated.Hazard and Kante have so far been reluctant to commit their long-term future to Chelsea following an underwhelming 2017-18 campaign under Antonio Conte, but the club’s willingness to make them their best-paid players ever at £300,000 per week and the presence of Sarri could see that stance change.The former Napoli boss has gotten rid of some of the strict rules from the Conte era – most importantly the dietary restrictions – to loosen up the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge and his attacking style of play has been a welcome change to his compatriot’s often negative approach.Eden Hazard ChelseaHazard in particular has flourished this term and he acknowledged back in September that he’s found back his joy under Sarri.“I like to have the ball,” he told Chelsea TV. “Not in my own half, but in the last 30 metres.”I like this type of game, it’s completely different from Antonio Conte or [Jose] Mourinho before. Like I say, we have more of the ball so for me it’s not bad.”It’s not just the relaxed atmosphere and attacking style of play that Sarri is bringing to the table in Chelsea’s attempts to win over Hazard and Kante, though, as the 59-year-old has been adamant to the duo that Chelsea are as good as any club that’s been showing an interest in signing them.”Chelsea are one of the most important clubs in Europe,” Sarri stressed in August, before repeatedly making his point again in the following weeks. “I am the coach of a very good team. I am the coach of a very great club.”Additionally, Sarri has been making it clear Chelsea value the duo more than any other club will.Hazard and Kante are Chelsea’s two undisputed star men and it seems unlikely they will enjoy a similar status at either Madrid or PSG, clubs that each have numerous high-profile names on the books already.N'Golo Kante ChelseaAt the end of the day, however, Chelsea will need to show on the pitch that they are indeed at the same level as Hazard and Kante’s potential suitors.Closing the 30-point gap with Manchester City from last season and returning to the Champions League again after their Europa League cameo in 2018-19 will be vital to Chelsea’s hopes of tying down Hazard and Kante.They have impressed in the opening stages of this campaign as they are competing with the likes of Liverpool and City for top spot in the Premier League, while also starting the Europa League and EFL Cup on a high.Their encouraging start will have boosted hopes that Hazard and Kante could renew before the end of the season, thus ending talk of a move to Madrid or PSG once and for all.And even though club director Marina Granovskaia will have done the actual negotiating, there is no denying Sarri will have been key to any deal.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: New mum Victoria Azarenka back to old winning ways


first_imgFormer world number one Victoria Azarenka sealed her comeback to Wimbledon after the birth of her son with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 win over American teenager Catherine Bellis.Playing her first grand slam since the 2016 French Open, the twice Wimbledon semi-finalist got off to a slow start, going down 4-0 in the first set as she shook off the showcourt cobwebs nearly seven months after Leo was born in December.But after the Belarussian broke Bellis, ranked 40 in the world, in the 18-year-old’s first service game in the second set, blasting a booming crosscourt forehand, she never looked back in front of a supportive crowd on No. 1 Court.”It was wonderful. The atmosphere was really nice, and, to see how much people welcome me is really actually emotional for me. I’m very happy,” the 27-year-old twice Australian Open champion said.”But I’m glad I was able to play on the big court, feel that, the atmosphere again with a lot of people and bigger court.”And while, with such a grand slam pedigree, some people are already wondering whether she can make a deep run in the tournament, Azarenka herself was more cautious.”I’m just going to relax and try to take it one match at a time, because I feel that’s the best way for me to play. Thinking too much ahead, all this expectation is not easy. I’m going to try to just stay in the moment,” she said.Azarenka plays Russian 15th seed Elena Vesnina, a semi-finalist last year, in round two.advertisementlast_img read more

Hunter Group Further Delays Decision on VLCC Trio Order


first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Norwegian investment company Hunter Group has decided to further push the options for three very large crude carriers (VLCCs).Hunter Group and South Korea’s shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) agreed to extend the option agreement for three additional vessels until February 28, 2019.As part of the latest extension, the company said that it would pay USD 93.6 million per vessel. Additionally, if exercised, the options would see the 300,000 dwt ships delivered to their owner within the first half of 2021, as previously agreed.The options in question were initially received in May 2018, after Hunter Group entered into a definitive back-to-back agreement with Apollo Asset for the transfer of shipbuilding contracts for four VLCCs. The three Eco design options are for ships with identical technical specifications and include scrubbers.Previously, Apollo had offered to transfer ownership of up to seven VLCCs to Hunter Group.In early May 2018, the company exercised options for the construction of three additional crude carriers at DSME. The units, priced at USD 82.8 million plus USD 2.7 million per scrubber, are scheduled for delivery by the end of May, June and August 2020, respectively.last_img read more

Cargill Hires Diana Shippings Capesize


first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Athens-based Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Geneva’s Cargill International for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels.Under the deal, the company’s 171,810 dwt bulker Salt Lake City would be hired at a gross charter rate of USD 9,750 per day for a period of twenty to twenty-three months.The 2005-built unit is scheduled to commence its charter on March 14, 2019.Diana Shipping expects that the employment would generate around USD 5.85 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.Salt Lake City is currently working for Cargill International at a rate of USD 16,250 per day. The current deal was signed for a period of over 10 months, from May 2018 to mid-March 2019.last_img read more

DDA to plant 4 lakh indigenous trees


first_imgNew Delhi: As part of an afforestation drive of DDA, four lakh indigenous trees will be planted this year across various biodiversity parks and other green belts in Delhi, officials said. Neem, amaltas, gulmohar and other species which are native to this region will be planted, they said. “This year the DDA is going to plant four lakh local or indigenous tree species like, neem, peepal, bargad, gulmohar, amaltas, pilkhan, kachnar, jamun, sheesham, arjun, belpatra, which are native to this region, and found in and around Delhi,” a DDA official said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe plantation drive was launched recently, with planting of trees at a park near Commonwealth Games Village and a park at Vasant Kunj, in association with local RWAs. “The planting will be taken up in DDA’s parks, biodiversity parks, green belts, roadsides, yamuna flood plains and other places by involving local resident welfare associations (RWAs), other organisations and eco-clubs of various schools,” the DDA said. The involvement of school children in the plantation drive will create awareness and sensitise students about the importance of trees and their role in environment conservation, the official said. “Each eco-club will be supplied a maximum of 500 seedlings for planting per year, through students of class 6 and above. Students will maintain planted trees or plants for next 4-5 years till they pass out of school,” the DDA said.last_img read more

Impulsivity in teens not unique to humans


first_imgImpulsiveness during adolescence is not unique to us, according to a study which suggests that the brains of human and other primates go through similar changes in teen years, particularly in the areas that affect self-control. “As is widely known, adolescence is a time of heightened impulsivity and sensation seeking, leading to questionable choices,” said Beatriz Luna of the University of Pittsburgh in the US. “However, this behavioral tendency is based on an adaptive neurobiological process that is crucial for molding the brain based on gaining new experiences,” Luna said. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainStructural, functional, and neurophysiological comparisons between us and macaque monkeys show that this difficulty in stopping reactive responses is similar in our primate counterparts – who during puberty, also show limitations in tests where they have to stop a reactive response.”The monkey is really the most powerful animal model that comes closest to the human condition,” said Christos Constantinidis of Wake Forest School of Medicine in the US. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”They have a developed prefrontal cortex and follow a similar trajectory with the same patterns of maturation between adolescence and adulthood.” Taking risks and having thrilling adventures during this period isn’t necessarily a bad thing, according to the study. “You don’t have this perfect inhibitory control system in adolescence, but that’s happening for a reason,” Lunsa said. “It has survived evolution because it’s actually allowing for new experiences to provide information about the environment that is critical for optimal specialisation of the brain to occur,” she said. Understanding the neural mechanisms that underlie this transitional period in our primate counterparts is critical to informing us about this period of brain and cognitive maturation, said Luna.last_img read more

Senate passes marijuana legalization bill on second reading


first_imgOTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – The Trudeau Government’s controversial marijuana bill has passed second reading by a 44-29 vote and now heads to committee.Ordinarily, second reading — a vote on a bill in principle — would not have been a big hurdle. However, the bill’s fate came into question after 33 Conservative senators vowed to vote en masse against Bill C-45.More to come.last_img

TSX in positive territory amid mixed earnings reports retail data


Canadian stocks were higher Tuesday amid a mixed slate of earnings reports and a strong reading on U.S. retail sales.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 52.45 points to 13,733.93, paced by gains in the mining sector.The Canadian dollar gave back Monday’s advance of almost 1/2 a cent, falling 0.65 of a cent to 91.55 cents US.U.S. indexes also made inroads as the Dow Jones industrials climbed 46.21 points to 16,304.15 as the U.S. Commerce Department reported that retail sales rose 0.2 per cent last month, higher than the 0.1 per cent increase that economists expected. Excluding autos, U.S. retail sales rose a solid 0.7 per cent, much higher than the 0.4 per cent rise that was forecast.The Nasdaq ran up 28.45 points to 4,141.75 and the S&P 500 index added 7.74 points to 1,826.94. Markets sold off Monday, with the Dow plunging 179 points, on concerns about what the Federal Reserve may do about further cutting back on its key stimulus program and worries about whether the American equity markets are looking too expensive.The S&P 500 rocketed about 30 per cent last year, helped in large measure by Fed stimulus. Investors now want to see if strong earnings and revenue can justify that gain and push stock prices higher.On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase shares were up 0.88 per cent to US$58.21 as the biggest U.S. bank by assets said quarterly net income came in at $5.3 billion, compared with a profit of $5.7 billion in the same period a year earlier. Ex-items earnings per share were $1.40 versus the $1.35 that analysts had forecast.The bank posted a loss in the third quarter, its first such quarterly negative showing in 10 years. Revenue fell one per cent to $24.1 billion, just above analysts’ expectations of $23.9 billion.Wells Fargo turned in fourth quarter earnings of $1 per share, two cents better than analysts had forecast. Revenue came in at $20.7, better than the $20.69 that had been expected but its shares, which have run up sharply over the last quarter, were off 19 cents to $45.36.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B) posted adjusted net income of C$55.2 million, or 65 cents a share, three cents higher than estimates. Revenue was $226 million, up from $209 million a year earlier and just short of estimates. Corus also said it is raising its dividend seven per cent and its shares jumped 75 cents to $25.34.Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) reports it had $245 million of net income, or 51 cents per share, in the quarter ended Nov. 30. That’s up from $235 million or 50 cents per share a year earlier and two cents above analyst estimates. Shaw’s revenue rose 3.3 per cent to $1.362 billion, beating estimates of $1.358 billion but its shares fell 78 cents to $24.53 as RBC Capital Markets noted that employee bonuses and programming costs weighed on margins.On Monday night, telecommunications and media company Cogeco Inc. (TSX:CGO) reported quarterly profit of $23.1 million, or $1.37 per diluted share, up from $18.5 million, or $1.10 per share in the same year earlier period. Revenue soared 41 per cent to $517 million from $366.6 million.Its main subsidiary, Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA) saw its quarterly revenue soar 44.9 per cent to $475 million, missing expectations of $478,.35 million. Net profit increased to $49.7 million or $1.01 per diluted share, up from $42.1 million or 86 cents per diluted share a year ago but missing forecasts by three cents. Cogeco Inc. gained 38 cents to $48.88 while Cogeco Cable was ahead 65 cents to $50.97.March copper was down a cent at US$3.34 a pound but the TS base metals sector charged ahead 1.8 per cent as Bank of America/Merrill Lynch upgraded Thompson Creek Metals (TSX:TCM) from underperform to buy. Its stock jumped 16.9 per cent to $2.77. Elsewhere in the sector, Sherritt International (TSX:S) improved by seven cents to $3.68.The telecom sector advanced 0.5 per cent as bidding for a coveted piece of Canada’s wireless market was to start today. The 700 megahertz waves are particularly valuable because they allow cellphone signals to travel longer distances and penetrate buildings and tunnels where calls are often dropped. Ten players are in the game, including Canada’s big three telecom companies.Bell (TSX:BCE), Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) and Telus (TSX:T). Telus was the strongest performer in the group, ahead 53 cents to $37.34.The gold sector edged up 0.7 per cent while February bullion drifted 40 cents higher to US$1,251.50 an ounce. Iamgold (TSX:IMG) climbed 20 cents to $4.36 while Kinross Gold (TSX:K) was ahead seven cents to $5.04.The energy sector moved ahead 0.2 per cent while the February crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 69 cents to US$92.49 a barrel.European bourses were weak as London’s FTSE 100 index slipped 0.07 per cent and Frankfurt’s DAX and the Paris CAC 40 dipped 0.2 per cent. read more

Has the AL East Just Been Unlucky


The weakest division of the American League so far this season is the one that has been the most dominant in recent years: the AL East — featuring the Yankees and Red Sox, the two winningest AL teams since the league expanded to three divisions in 1995.Baltimore is leading the division with a puny 16-14 record, the worst for any division leader in baseball. Four of the AL East’s five teams are being outscored. And it could get even bleaker: All five teams have put up these poor results while facing schedules that are significantly weaker than average.There’s plenty of time for things to turn around; four-fifths of the season remain. Even if just one or two AL East teams get better, that could be enough for the division to win another pennant and even the major-league title.Winning pennants and titles has been the forte of the AL East since the majors reorganized after the 1994-95 players’ strike. Teams from the division have represented 36 percent of all AL clubs but have won 11 of 19 pennants and eight of 10 World Series titles for AL teams — twice as many as any NL division. (NL East teams have won four.) The division has also claimed 71 percent of available AL wild-card slots, twice as many as it would be expected to by chance alone.Much of that postseason success was achieved by New York and Boston, and the division has had plenty of underachieving clubs, too. But the AL East’s overall results stand up nicely, too. Its teams won 51 percent of regular-season games between 1995 and 2013. That understates its success because division games each had winners and losers, so they canceled each other out. Against opponents from outside their division, AL East teams won 52 percent of games, including the same proportion against both intraleague rivals and against NL teams.Surprising early-season results often stem from bad luck: Opposing batters’ grounders find gaps in the infield, and their fly balls sail for home runs, at unsustainable rates. One way to measure this luck is to compare teams’ skill-interactive ERA to their ERA. SIERA tries to control for factors beyond pitchers’ control — so it’s roughly what a pitching staff’s ERA would be if it had the same luck, and fielding ability, of the average team. And all five AL East teams have a SIERA below their ERA. The Yankees’ gap is nearly a run per nine innings.Then again, last year, all five AL East teams also had ERAs worse than their SIERAs. And while that doesn’t appear to have been due to bad fielding, this year most of the AL East clubs have below-average fielding.There’s one more sign that its slow start could mean real trouble for the AL’s worst division. A few days ago, Dave Cameron at FanGraphs calculated teams’ expected scoring margins — based on how well they’ve hit the ball, run the bases, fielded and pitched — relative to their actual scoring margins. If the AL East really has been the victim of hard luck, we’d expect its teams to have better scoring margins than they do. Yet overall, they’ve done about as poorly as expected. Because they’ve won even more than we’d expect by scoring margin, if they keep playing as poorly as they have, their luck — and tougher opponents — could make it even harder for AL East teams to maintain the mediocre level they’ve established so far this season. read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State unable to stop Gustafson in 7852 loss to


Ohio State freshman guard Janai Crooms (3) listens to coach Kevin McGuff during a timeout in the game against Penn State on Feb 6. Ohio State won 78-73. Credit: Cori Wade | Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State women’s basketball team could not stop Iowa Hawkeye senior forward Megan Gustafson enough to get the win on Sunday. The reigning Big Ten Player of the Year torched the Buckeye defense, shooting 14-19 from the field for 29 points along with 16 rebounds to give the No. 16 Hawkeyes (19-5, 10-3 Big Ten) the 78-52 victory against Ohio State (10-12, 6-7 Big Ten). Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff gave all the credit to Gustafson for beating the Buckeyes. “She’s an incredibly efficient player,” McGuff said. “She had 29 points on only 19 shots, so she really knows how to play the game. She understands angles, and she gives her teammates a great target to throw the ball too. And then she also knows how to function within their offense well to get the ball into the basket.”  Despite being down 19-9 early in the first quarter, the Buckeyes fought back in the second quarter, led by freshman forward Aaliyah Patty, who came off the bench to score eight points in that quarter, 11 points total on the game. Gustafson was held to only four points total that quarter.This effort helped Ohio State close the Iowa lead from 19-9 to 31-27 and went into the locker room at halftime with momentum on its side. However, the third quarter was where the game started to unravel for the Buckeyes. Led by Gustafson’s  15 points, Iowa scored 27 to effectively put the game out of reach.Freshman forward Dorka Juhasz felt Ohio State did its best to stop Gustafson, but the senior forward’s experience was a key factor in her success.“In the beginning, I thought that we were guarding her well,” Juhasz said. “But in the second half, that stopped working and we couldn’t get there in time to steal passes and that meant she scored. We knew that she was a great player, and we knew that she would come out of the locker room after halftime and she’s a senior, so she was going to execute.”Juhasz was one of the lone bright spots from the starting lineup for Ohio State. Despite still recovering from an ankle injury sustained back in January against Michigan State, Juhasz had her second consecutive double double, this time scoring 12 points with 10 rebounds. While not feeling 100 percent, Juhasz still felt she made a lot of improvement in Sunday’s game.“I would not say that I am back to full health like before the injury,” Juhasz said. “It’s always worse after the games, but during the game I was not even thinking about it.”Sunday’s game saw very quiet performances from three members of the Buckeye starting lineup. Redshirt senior guards Carmen Grande and Carly Santoro did not find the basket and redshirt senior forward Makayla Waterman put up five points, all of which came in the fourth quarter, with six rebounds.McGuff said Iowa had a very good defensive game plan that factored into limiting its key scorers, but the blame falls on a lack of execution.“We rely on those guys so much and they’ve been so consistently good,” McGuff said. “They just didn’t have the same night as normal for us. We competed for most part of the game, but our focus on execution was not where it needed to be. Against a team like Iowa, you’ve got to keep up with them by scoring the ball, because they are so good on offense.”Freshman guard Janai Crooms had another solid performance scoring 10 points with a season high seven assists. Patty, redshirt senior guard Adreana Miller and sophomore guard Jensen Caretti combined for 25 points out of 52 off the bench. Miller scored 11 and was 2-4 from the 3-point line while Caretti sunk a 3 in the first quarter. McGuff praised the bench for their efforts and gave them credit for keeping the team in the game.“I thought our bench stepped up and really gave us a lot of energy,” McGuff said. “When we substituted, we seemed to play with a little more energy and gave us more offense, so they did a great job.” Ohio State  will travel to face Rutgers on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Rutgers Athletic Center. read more

Bucyrus wins plow longwall contract in Poland


first_imgBucyrus, a leading mining equipment manufacturer, has won a contract to deliver a complete automated plow longwall to Polish mine operator Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka for its Bogdanka mine in Puchaczów, 29 km from Lublin in eastern Poland.  It is the first complete plow longwall system sold into Poland. The longwall will initially start to operate on a 250 m working panel and will finally operate on a 305-m working panel of seam 385, which has a thickness of between 1.4 and 1.8 m. A Gleithobel® GH1600 plow will be installed, which has 2 x 800 kW of installed power and has been specifically developed for high productivity in very hard coal. A total of 173 roof supports – with a support range of 950 – 2,000 mm – will be supplied, each equipped with its own PMC®-R roof support control. Other members of the Bucyrus Programmable Mining Control family will also be used for automation and visualisation: The PMC-D (drive control) and PMC-V (visualisation) for the 2 P45-UEL overload-protected plow drives and the 2 P45-CST (controlled start transmission) face conveyor drives.The longwall will be equipped with a PF4/1032 face conveyor, a PF4/1132 entry conveyor, a SK 1111 crusher and an S147600 belt tail-piece. Power supply and pump station will also be supplied.With installed power totalling 3.3 kV – 2 x 210/630 kW for the plow and 2 x 800 kW for the armoured face conveyor – the longwall system will be delivered to the customer at the end of the 2009. The complete system was ordered as Bucyrus was able to ensure a daily production rate of 10,000 t.Bogdanka is one of Poland’s major mine operators, producing 7.86 Mt of raw coal in 2008. The company has over 3,650 employees.last_img read more

Aston Bay a copper bull


first_imgAt the CRU 15th World Copper Conference earlier this month, during CESCO week in Santiago, Chile,  Aston Bay Holdings’ President & CEO Benjamin Cox spoke about the expected changes in the global copper supply and participated in a panel titled Financing Tomorrow. Commenting on the conference in general Cox said “my view completely disagrees with the consensus view of the industry experts whom I saw presenting at the CRU Conference. After two days of listening to copper experts, I think that they mostly agree with each other. They generally believe that the copper market is going to be in slight surplus for two to three years, with 150,000-300,000 t of extra metal per year. I personally think they are too narrow in their range of possible targeted outcomes.“For the record, I agree that the copper market is going to be driven by China, but where we disagree is what happened in China last year. I see 2015 as having been a year of serious destocking of industrial inventory. In a business where a commodity price is in free fall, and where the broader stock market was also in free fall, most everyone will move to cash on their balance sheet, rather than metal in a warehouse.“If I am half right and there was even 500,000 t of industrial global destocking last year, and 2016 demand is either flat or up 1-3% with 2015 (which is the consensus), we are going to face a 350-500,000 t shortfall. If I am completely correct copper could be on an electrifying path to a serious recovery.“The second place where I disagree with the ‘street’ is that copper demand is going to be correlated with historical steel and cement demand. My view is that as the Chinese shift to more copper intensive luxury goods (better cars, more wired apartments, etc.) they could double their copper demand over the next 10 years while keeping steel demand flat.“’Industry experts’ are driving long-term investments with their short-term market predictions. In the best case for the copper market, the miners believe the ‘experts’, cut back production as it is not ‘needed’ and the Chinese do what I think they will do, which is restock the industrial supply chain or at a minimum buy the metal they need to keep up with demand.“If that happens than 2016 is going to be an interesting year.”His presentation Change in Copper Supply: What do we face in ten years? gives additional reasons for Aston Bay’s bullishness:Large, new low-grade porphyries are not going to work in the next 10 years, and outside of that there are very few things to look atSupply will be more constrained as companies don’t reinvest into mature operations beyond the minimum needed to maintain current productionPolitical risk, water risk and declining grades all require significant investment, but balance sheets of operators are often stretchedDemand is not price-constrained; when was the last time someone decided not to buy a refrigerator or car because of the price of copper?In the long-term, copper will be supply-constrained rather than demand-driven.He concluded with the five core drivers of supply in the copper industry:Scarcity or oversupply of waterPolitical and nationalisation riskDwindling mine gradeLimited feasible discoveriesInconsistent capital flow.Aston Bay Holdings is focused on the 395,118-ha Aston Bay property located on northwest Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada. The property hosts the Storm copper and Seal zinc (aerial view shown) prospects, where historic drilling has confirmed the presence of sediment-hosted copper and zinc mineralisation.last_img read more

Long goodbye Eric Elwood confirms he will leave Connacht at seasons end


first_imgA personal decisionElwood, who has a 24-year association with his home province, stressed that his decision not to renew his contract had ‘nothing to do with any on-field issues or performances or anything off the field’. He said:Connacht has progressed enormously in the last couple of years and I can only see that continuing but for me personally the time is right to step aside at the end of this season and let someone else take things on.“It is a decision that I have not made lightly and it’s an emotional one but again I would like to make it very clear that it is my decision and no-one else’s.“I have not been under any pressure to step down and I have always received great support from the IRFU, the Professional Game Board and everyone involved with Connacht.” CONNACHT RUGBY HAS officially confirmed that Eric Elwood is to leave his position as head coach at the end of the current season.There was much speculation about the 5pm announcement on Wednesday and Elwood’s future at the province but neither he, nor club captain Gavin Duffy, spoke about it at the Heineken Cup launch in Dublin on Tuesday.In a statement released by the province, Elwood said, “I have come to this decision after thinking long and hard about what is best for me and also what is best for Connacht.“I have given a big part of my life to Connacht Rugby and I feel that it is time for me to have a change and time for the province to have a change as well.”The 43-year-old represented the province 168 times as a player and won 35 caps for his country, appearing in two Rugby World Cups.He took over the head coaching role in 2010 having previously acted as assistant to Michael Bradley (now at Edinburgh Rugby). Elwood – and TheScore.ie green microphone – at the Aviva on Tuesday. (©INPHO/Billy Stickland)Recruitment processChief Executive Tom Sears said, “Eric Elwood is synonymous with Connacht Rugby and he will leave a big void. His decision has come as a surprise but it is one we respect and understand.“Eric will remain in charge for the rest of the season and we will begin a recruitment process to find someone who can build on the foundations he has put in place and take us to the next level.” Sears added:We will look to appoint the very best person we can and they will be charged with delivering the results that will see Connacht challenge successfully on all fronts, the search will be comprehensive and global.The Irish Independent has kicked off the speculation by suggesting that former Ireland coach Eddie O’Sullivan, who lives in Ballinasloe, Galway, may be ideally suited, and situated, for the role.The Irish Times believes assistant coach Billy Millard would be the front-runner if Connacht promoted from within.Read: Rory Best in line for Ulster returnRead: Eric Elwood: If I won Euromillions I’d sign Richie McCaw myselflast_img read more

Poll Should you split the bill on the first date


first_img If you asked them out, you pay (6806) Image: Shutterstock/Nicoleta Ionescu Poll Results: Image: Shutterstock/Nicoleta Ionescu 34,431 Views YesNo WayIf you asked them out, you payVote http://jrnl.ie/3232457 Yes (7246) By Garreth MacNamee Poll: Should you split the bill on the first date?’ An awkward interaction on First Dates has sparked the debate.center_img RTÉ’s First Dates is back on our screens and we were treated to the cringe-worthy scene of one intrepid couple going Dutch and splitting the bill. Back in 2015, a study by Nerdwallet found that 77% of people in straight relationships believe men should pay the bill on a first date.But many people have said this is an outdated concept and couples should always split the bill down the middle.Given it’s close to Valentine’s Day, we want to know what you think: Should you split the bill on the first date? 134 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 10th 2017, 9:29 AM No Way (4910) Short URL Share9 Tweet Email1 Friday 10 Feb 2017, 9:29 AMlast_img read more

Un trafic dorganes en pleine explosion


first_imgUn trafic d’organes en pleine explosionL’augmentation des trafics d’organes découle d’un manque de greffons à destination des patients, toujours plus nombreux à avoir besoin de transplantations. D’après le journal The Guardian, une greffe sur dix serait aujourd’hui illégale.Sujet de en plus de préoccupations, la pénurie d’organes utilisés pour les greffes est non seulement à l’origine de la mort de nombreux patients qui ne parviennent pas à recevoir un nouvel organe à temps mais aussi d’une véritable explosion des trafics illégaux. En effet, l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) fait état de quelques 10.000 opérations clandestines réalisées chaque année dans le monde. Selon le journal britannique The Guardian, il existerait même un important réseau de trafic se développant dans les pays d’Asie. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les organes seraient en général issus de personnes vulnérables motivés par l’argent que leur offrent les trafiquants. Ces derniers se chargent ensuite de proposer les organes à de riches malades prêts à débourser des sommes astronomiques pour éviter des attentes parfois vaines.D’après le quotidien, une greffe sur dix émanerait d’entreprise illégale, notamment en ce qui concerne la transplantation de rein. Une tendance qui traduit d’ailleurs l’augmentation de certaines pathologies chroniques dont le diabète et ce, dans le monde entier : près de 100.000 personnes seraient demandeuses d’une greffe aux États-Unis et elles seraient plus de 10.000 au Royaume-Uni. Concernant le rein, pas plus de 3.000 greffes seraient réalisées chaque année, alors que 10.000 personnes seraient en attente d’un organe. En France, seul un greffon rénal serait ainsi disponible pour quatre personnes dans le besoin. Toujours d’après le journal anglais, plus de 106.000 transplantations ont été réalisées en 2010 dans 95 états membres de l’OMS autrement dit à peine 10% des attentes de greffes. Si le besoin est de plus en plus crucial, les autorités sanitaires s’alertent donc de plus en plus de la montée du trafic. D’autant plus que ces actes condamnables vont à l’encontre de la déclaration d’Istanbul stipulant que les greffes doivent être issues de don et en aucun cas d’une quelconque rémunération.Le 30 mai 2012 à 13:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Census Young women favor jobs outside home


first_imgWASHINGTON — The milestones of adulthood for today’s millennials: economic security and finishing school — not rushing to get married and have a family.And once they are married, young women in America are less likely to see homemaking as a career.The share of young women 25 to 34 who opted to forgo outside employment in favor of managing a household plunged from 43 percent in 1975 to just 14 percent last year, according to the Census Bureau. Census demographers believe that number could be among the lowest on record.It’s part of a long-running trend of higher educational attainment for women but also a reflection of changing attitudes among Americans.“We see more young women who have a college degree and are in the labor force, and they are waiting to get married and have kids,” said Jonathan Vespa, a demographer at the Census Bureau. Demographers found changing U.S. sentiment in which more than half of Americans now believe marrying and having children are not important signs of reaching independence.More young adults than before are focusing first on receiving a bachelor’s degree or higher and securing a job. They are still actively pursuing romantic relationships but opting to cohabitate or court mates while living with mom and dad.The findings were part of a census report released Wednesday tracking the changing economics and demographics of young adults from 1976 to 2016, with a focus on the current generation of 25 to 34 year olds, known as millennials.Many analysts had expected that as the economy improved, younger adults would increasingly move out on their own, either living independently or starting families. But that hasn’t happened.last_img read more

Police activity in Miami after chase ends in crash


first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police officers swarmed a neighborhood in Miami after a car chase ended with a crash, Thursday afternoon.According to Miami-Dade Police, robbery intervention officers were following an SUV that had refused to stop when it crashed in the area of Northwest Second Avenue and 59th Street.An SUV with a Massachusetts license plate appears to have crashed into a fence and several parked cars.City of Miami Fire Rescue treated two people at the scene. No one was transported to the hospitalPolice have not provided further information.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Houston Zoo Welcomes Two WhiteCheeked Gibbons


first_img Share Houston ZooMax and Murray, two white-cheeked gibbon brothers, came to live at the Houston Zoo in September 2018.The Houston Zoo is welcoming this week Max and Murray, two white-cheeked gibbon brothers that came from another Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoo in Florida.White-cheeked gibbons are native to Southeast Asia, primarily in Laos, Vietnam and Southern China. The arboreal primates brachiate through the treetops using their long arms to swing from branch to branch. The Houston Zoo protects white-cheeked gibbons in the wild by providing support in Vietnam for the training and educating of locals and law enforcement officers to better understand and effectively carry out wildlife saving actions.Zoo visitors can see Max and Murray inside the Wortham World of Primates.last_img read more