Gareth Southgate praises FA as he prepares to take England to next level

first_img Pinterest The FA Read more World Cup Topics FA has right to credit where it is due for England’s advances in Russia news Twitter Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp “Gary has a desire to still be involved, and he’s a player we really respect,” Southgate said. “His contribution to what we’ve done, in terms of how he’s been with the group, his training and everything else, has been excellent. We just have to see how he starts the season. He also knows that, generally speaking, we are looking at some other players. He doesn’t want to finish and I don’t want him to finish, either. So we’ve had a really productive and mature conversation about what happens next. And hopefully he has another brilliant season with his club.“What we’ve done over the last year is make decisions which have been right for keeping winning in the short term but also for mid- and long-term development. Whatever happens, whoever is in charge in four, six or eight years’ time, we have to keep doing that. It can’t just be that I pick a group of players to get a result today. We’ve got to keep trying to develop, invest in some young players, try things in the games in the autumn. Again they’re going to be brilliant challenges for us and it’s the only way we can look to improve.” Share on Facebook England’s players say their goodbye’s to each other after touching down at Birmingham airport on Sunday. Photograph: Jon Super/FA/Rex/Shutterstock Gareth Southgatecenter_img England England returned to Birmingham on Sunday having emulated their best finish at a tournament on foreign soil. Southgate intends to attend meetings at St George’s Park this week as preparations begin for the start of the Uefa Nations League campaign in the autumn – England host Spain at Wembley on 8 September – with the manager acknowledging new players will be integrated into the set-up.He cited the support he received from the FA over the past year as key, with Southgate having been able to assemble his own extensive backroom and support staff and put his faith in youth. “If I look back, probably a year, I had a long discussion with our board about what we wanted to do with the team, how we wanted to evolve,” Southgate said. “And they were brilliant. They didn’t put me under pressure to try to achieve a certain performance, or a certain outcome, but they were keen that we showed signs of progress and improvement.“They were happy to back my thoughts about putting some younger players in, and support that decision. So if I think back to that conversation, the last seven weeks have been exactly what we hoped they would be in terms of the improvement in the team, and the experiences for the younger group of players. They will be buoyed by the positive experiences, of which there have been many. But equally we know, we are under no illusions, about where we sit in the world standings. Share on Pinterest World Cup 2018 “So the defeats have been hugely important for our development as well. We finished in the top four, deservedly in this tournament, helped by the draw. But we’re not a top-four team yet, and we know that. So it’s nice that we’ve got the enthusiasm and the encouragement from the tournament, the belief from some of the experiences we’ve been through, and that allows us now to go back and to identify exactly what we need to do. And for the players to reflect on that as well.”There will be changes in personnel, with players such as Ryan Sessegnon, Joe Gomez and Alfie Mawson likely to be under consideration. Southgate suggested Phil Jones, who played both games against Belgium in Russia, had a long-term future within the set-up but suggested Gary Cahill, at 32, may play less of a role after an international career that has spanned eight years, four permanent managers and 61 caps. Much may depend on whether he makes a mark under Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea. Reuse this content Facebook Share on LinkedIn World Cup Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share via Email Share on Messenger Gareth Southgate has paid tribute to the Football Association for adopting his long-term vision for England’s future, as the national manager, fresh from steering his young side to fourth place at the World Cup, targets the next stage of his team’s development.last_img read more

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South Carolina Offers Clemson RB Transfer Tavien Feaster

first_imgClemson RB Tavien Feaster celebrates the national title.SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Tavien Feaster #28 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi’s Stadium on January 07, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide with a score of 44 to 16.(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson’s offense is as stacked as its ever been. As a result, veteran running back Tavien Feaster is transferring.The former four-star back leaves after three seasons. He’s coming off of a 440 yard, eight touchdown year that culminated in a national championship.Thanks to the presence of Travis Etienne, among others, Feaster has never been the focal point in Clemson’s offense, but has been efficient, averaging a shade under six yards per carry for his career.When the news broke, six schools were identified as potential landing spots: Alabama, ECU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia Tech. Another, very familiar program came in with an offer later in the week: Clemson archrival South Carolina.The Gamecocks are continually looking to add talent, and have been relatively competitive in the SEC East under Will Muschamp, but also may provide an easier path to significant playing time than a huge program like Alabama, Oklahoma, or Texas.Will Muschamp didn’t address Tavien Feaster specifically, but commented on the chance to add a grad transfer after news that South Carolina had offered the Clemson veteran.From The State:“Any time you’ve got a chance to improve your roster, you try to,” Muschamp said. “That’s an everyday process for us.”As the local paper notes, the Gamecocks return three of their top four rushers, but none are a de facto No. 1 back. Feaster could be that guy, or would at least add another weapon in the South Carolina arsenal.Of course, adding a Tiger veteran might seem like sacrilege to the diehards, and there’s no guarantee he’d make the move at the end of the day, but it is interesting to see it as an option at all.[The State]last_img read more

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Worn Out Wednesday – Armando Cabral

first_img The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Today we speak to model slash shoemaker, Armando Cabral.I was born in Guinea Bissau, and grew up in Portugal. When I was about 16 or 17 years old, my older sister was modeling and urged me to try it too.  I attended a runway class with her and the coordinators asked me to stay.  Of course, I didn’t know if they were pushing me to stay so I would have to pay or if I had potential.  Soon after, I went to an agency in Portugal and was signed on the spot.  Weeks later my parents sent me to London to study and that was where my career began.  I started working there and was sent to Milan for my first fashion week.  In my first casting, I was booked exclusively for Calvin Klein and Benetton campaigns, and from that moment my career took off.  A year later I set my eyes on New York and moved to the city to pursue modeling as a full-time career.  My big break was being named the face of Cloak.  Shortly after, I booked the Dior Homme, Louis Vuitton and Thierry Mugler shows in Paris.  Since joining the Wilhelmina team in 2008 I’ve booked Michael Kors, J.Crew Men’s and H&M campaigns.People always say you should find that one thing you love, and for me it’s shoes.  So in 2009 I launched my eponymous shoe collection, which offers styles for both men and women.  The collection’s aesthetic is a fusion of minimalism with a classic approach.  I try to create shoes that can be both on the go and evening wearable.  So far, I’ve had a really great response to the collections.  My shoes are sold at top retailers including Dover Street Market, Intermix and MrPorter.com.  I’ve shown at New York Fashion Week the past couple of seasons, which has been a new experience for me, as I am usually on the other side of shows.  I plan to be showing for years to come.And now for Armando’s style:Jeans: APC and Acne JeansShirts: J Crew, and Dries Van NotenPants: Dries Van Noten and AMISuits: J Crew Ludlow’s and Dries Van NotenShoes: All Armando CabralAccessories: Love watches, I have few in my collection.  Rolex (Oyster Perpetual Datejust, white gold), Longines (La Grande Classique Automatic) and March Lab (AM59)Outerwear: I like my Mackintosh Duncan Fawn OvercoatFavorite Cologne: Cuir fauve by Keiko MecheriYour favorite App: Uber (It gets me around)Favorite piece of technology: My iPhone 5Next tech purchase: Don’t know yet. How to Netflix and Chill: Mastering the Invite, Finding the Best Shows, and More Editors’ Recommendations Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Menlast_img read more

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Paving Project Scheduled for Annapolis County

first_imgDrivers in the Bridgetown area will be travelling on a smoother, stronger road as a result of a tender announcement by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. The tender is for repaving 8.5 kilometres of Highway 101, from Exit 21 at Rice Road, westerly to about 3.5 kilometres east of the Spurr Road underpass. The tender closes on Thursday, Feb. 16 and the work is scheduled for completion by the end of August. “Twinning Highway 101 is one of our top priorities but we must concentrate on keeping the existing lanes of that route in top shape, too,” said Transportation and Public Works Minister Ron Russell. “Highway 101 is the transportation lifeline of the Annapolis Valley.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

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Pharrell Williams Partners With UN Foundation For Happiness

first_imgHaving just released his chart-topping new album G I R L this week, and with the single, “Happy” (from Despicable Me 2), breaking sales and chart records around the world, Pharrell Williams has announced a partnership with the United Nations Foundation to celebrate the annual global International Day of Happiness, Thursday, March 20.Pharrell Williams And The UN Foundation Partner To Celebrate International Day Of HappinessIn addition to a 24-hour event on YouTube, Pharrell invites people everywhere to take action and help raise money for humanitarian efforts around the globe.Drawing inspiration from the “Happy” videos fans worldwide have already posted, starting today, March 10, Pharrell encourages all his fans to post YouTube videos of themselves demonstrating their happiness to his global #1 smash hit “Happy” with the hashtag #HAPPYDAY and then register their submission at 24HoursOfHappiness.com.At noon on March 20 in each time zone, Pharrell will spotlight the best submissions on the site. Fans are also encouraged to use #HAPPYDAY throughout all social networks.As part of this global digital engagement, people will be reminded that everyone deserves a chance at a happy, healthy life, and encouraged to make donations to support UN humanitarian efforts designed to increase those opportunities for the people who need it most.Ways To Participate: • Post dance mob videos on your Youtube channel tagging them with #HAPPYDAY • Post Facebook, G+, Tumblr or Instagram photos/videos using the hashtag #HAPPYDAY • Tweet/Vine messages using the hashtag #HAPPYDAY • Post “Happy” covers on your YouTube Channel tagging them with #HAPPYDAY • Play “Happy” on the air and give a shout out to CERF • Share “Happy” Spotify and Google Play playlists on G+, Facebook, Twitter and/or Tumblr using the hashtag #HAPPYDAYFresh off his show-stopping performance at Sunday’s Academy Awards, where he performed his Oscar-nominated hit “Happy” and danced with some of Hollywood’s leading ladies, Pharrell released his new album G I R L on Monday, March 3 to worldwide acclaim. The album quickly reached #1 in more than 75 countries. “Happy,” which was first featured on Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), remains an international phenomenon; in the U.S., the song tops Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for a second consecutive week, tops Billboard’s Digital Songs chart for a third consecutive week, and becomes #1 this week on Billboard’s Radio Songs chart. In addition, “Happy” continues its reign at #1 on iTunes in the U.S.; the song has topped the iTunes chart in more than 90 countries. And at Spotify, G I R L is the #1 album in the world. Purchase G I R L here.Source:United Nations Foundationlast_img read more

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UNbacked Global Fund against killer diseases hails Japanese donation

23 May 2008The United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today welcomed Japan’s announcement that it will donate $560 million starting next year, which takes the Asian country’s total contribution so far to nearly $1.5 billion. The new contribution means the Global Fund – created in 2002 – has now raised over $20 billion to invest in hundreds of different treatment and prevention programmes fighting the three diseases around the world.Programmes backed by the Fund are estimated to have already provided AIDS treatment to 1.4 million patients and TB treatment for 3.3 million people. They have also distributed 46 million insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria.The Fund’s Executive Director Michel Kazatchkine praised Japan, which is now the third biggest contributor, for its ongoing support.“These new resources will help to save millions of lives, strengthen health systems in developing nations and bring the world hope that further substantial impact against the three diseases will be achieved in the coming years,” he said. read more

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UNP sacks several PC members

All the PC members were sacked over their alleged involvement with the attack on the UNP headquarters at Sirikotha in 2011.Before and after the attack, Maithri Gunaratne and Shiral Lakthilake had publicly spoken against the UNP leader and called for his removal from the party leadership post. (Colombo Gazette) The main opposition UNP today sacked several of its Provincial Council (PC) members, most of who had campaigned against UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.The UNP working committee had decided to remove outspoken UNP provincial council members Maithri Gunaratne and Shiral Lakthilake as well as at least eight others on disciplinary grounds. read more

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Mangala says February polls will have national consequences

Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera says while the forthcoming election may be a ‘little one’ it has national consequences that could reverberate for years to come, casting long shadows over the lives of Sri Lankans who have begun to live unfettered and free again today.He said that on February 10th the people will have to choose once more if they will continue the march to freedom or herald a return to fear. Samaraweera said that it is important to be long-sighted and clear-headed about the monumental choice facing all Sri Lankans in this crucial election. (Colombo Gazette) Samaraweera said this in a special statement released to the media today. The Finance and Media Minister said that the local government election on February 10th is much more than a regional contest to capture political power in urban and municipal precincts.“It is an old regime’s first real attempt to recapture power and restore an old, corrupt and dictatorial order,” he said. Full statement: “The National Unity Government ushered in through a historic and revolutionary election in January 2015 has recently marked three years in office. As the Government attains this milestone, our achievements are many, but the road ahead of us remains as long and challenging as ever, and Sri Lanka stands again at the cusp of a crucial election in three weeks time that will determine the course of our nation in the years ahead,” he said. March to freedom or return to fear? The National Unity Government ushered in through a historic and revolutionary election in January 2015 has recently marked three years in office. As the Government attains this milestone, our achievements are many, but the road ahead of us remains as long and challenging as ever, and Sri Lanka stands again at the cusp of a crucial election in three weeks time that will determine the course of our nation in the years ahead.Once again, it is an election that will decide if democratic institutions and traditions, painstakingly rebuilt since January 2015 will be torn down and laid to waste again. It is an election that will determine if Sri Lankans will live free or under the yoke of fear, impunity and grotesque abuse of power by a single family and its henchmen. For this local government election on February 10th is much more than a regional contest to capture political power in urban and municipal precincts. It is an old regime’s first real attempt to recapture power and restore an old, corrupt and dictatorial order.Incumbency fatigue and the monumental challenges ahead of Sri Lanka as the country strives to march towards sustainable peace and prosperity, weighs heavily on the January 8th constituency and the representatives elected to serve them. Disillusioned by the road ahead, which seems fraught with difficulty and the potential for lost opportunity, this constituency may waver. But I believe it is important to try and build on what has already been achieved and keep the window open for peace and change. I believe it is important to have a long memory. I believe it is important to be long-sighted and clear-headed about the monumental choice facing all Sri Lankans in this crucial election.As memory fades and we are embroiled in the politics of the present, it is easy to forget that once, not so many years ago, a Government shot and killed its citizens for the crime of demanding clean water.We need to ask ourselves, where all the white vans have gone. Where have the grease yakas gone?We must question why the Government’s political critics and dissidents are not being thrown in jail. Why media organizations are not attacked and burned any longer. Why journalists are not being abducted or killed.Remember the night races – the gift of an indulgent father who wielded all the power of his presidential office to ensure his sons could have a good time?Remember the time when young men paid with their lives for the crime of being a rugby rival?Remember when an incompetent brother in law to the President ran the national airline to the ground?Remember how it was impossible to speak openly about the excesses of the ruling family except in hushed whispers not so long ago?Of course, these are basic freedoms that citizens in any functioning democracy should take for granted. But it must never be forgotten that there is a profound co-relation between the end of this tyranny imposed upon the citizenry and the fall of the Rajapaksa regime in 2015. And it is this culture of extravagance, abuse of state property and state terror that is trying to make a comeback in the February 10th local government election.Electoral inroads made in this poll could be used to attempt to recapture national control in future elections. So while the forthcoming election may be a ‘little one’ it has national consequences that could reverberate for years to come, casting long shadows over the lives of Sri Lankans who have begun to live unfettered and free again today.  Yes, perhaps we are not where we hoped to be by this time. But we will get there. Change is incremental, political systems are entrenched and sometimes immovable; but the will to change remains as strong as ever.With the Rajapaksa regime and its fellow barbarians at the gates once more, Sri Lanka is at another crossroads at this election. In a way, this makes the choice clearer for all those citizens who want liberty, democracy and peace. On February 10th the people will have to choose once more – will we continue the march to freedom or herald a return to fear? read more

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Stealing food from hungry Yemenis must stop immediately says UN agency

discovered that unauthorized people were given food. found that beneficiary selections were being manipulated by local officials identified that food was being sold in Sa’ana markets.,The de facto authorities in Houthi-controlled abuse-prone areas have been resisting a WFP-supported overhaul of the relief system there, including more monitoring and revamping the beneficiary registration and selection processes.Meanwhile, the WFP chief said: “We’re continuing our investigations and addressing those shortcomings which have given rise to this misuse of aid.”The Yemen war intensified in early 2015 when a Saudi-led coalition joined the Government fight against Houthi rebels, instituting an aerial bombing campaign.The warring sides have recently begun peace talks that have eased the challenges of getting food through the gateway port city of Hudaydah. However, the problem remains with what happens to the aid once it makes landfall.As millions of people depend on humanitarian food assistance for their survival, it is vital that it reaches those who most need it. “This conduct amounts to the stealing of food from the mouths of hungry people,” WFP Executive Director David Beasley said on Monday.Prompted by an increasing number of reports that humanitarian food was on sale in the capital, WFP conducted a survey to discover the misappropriation of those supplies.It unearthed fraud by at least one local partner organization affiliated with the de facto Ministry of Education in Sana’a handling and distribution of WFP food assistance.“At a time when children are dying in Yemen because they haven’t enough food to eat, that is an outrage,” stressed Mr. Beasley. “This criminal behaviour must stop immediately.”,The UN food agency’s assistance has been key in preventing famine, but as the food security situation deteriorates further aid is being dramatically ramped up to reach as many as 12 million severely hungry people in the war-torn country.“I’m asking the Houthi authorities in Sana’a to take immediate action to end the diversion of food assistance and ensure that it reaches those people who rely on it to stay alive,” Mr. Beasley said.“Unless this happens, we’ll have no option but to cease working with those who’ve been conspiring to deprive large numbers of vulnerable people of the food on which they depend,” he added.,During their checks, WFP monitors:amassed photographic and other evidence of trucks illicitly removing food from designated distribution centres. exposed falsified food distribution records. read more

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Why An AnalyticsObsessed Cycling Team Keeps Winning The Tour De France

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (July 26, 2016), we talk to The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay about the Tour de France and Team Sky, which has won four of the past five Tours — perhaps because of an emphasis on analytics. (That it has a lot of money also helps.) Then, Neil Paine explains why MLB teams should always at least look to buy or sell at the trade deadline, rather than hold. Finally, we talk about Nnemkadi Ogwumike’s extraordinary year for the WNBA’s L.A. Sparks and whether she’s having the best statistical season of all time. Plus, a significant digit on Roger Federer’s announcement that he will miss the rest of the tennis season because of a knee injury.Links to what we discuss are here:Jason Gay in The Wall Street Journal asks if the Tour de France needs a financial fix to help balance competition among teams.Gay describes how the eventual Tour de France winner, Chris Froome, ran up a mountain in his cleats after crashing his bike during this year’s race.On Deadspin, Patrick Redford explains how Froome dominated this year’s Tour.And William Fotheringham in the Guardian breaks down how Team Sky’s analytics and tactics helped it to victory.Last year, Neil Paine and Nate Silver came up with the “Doyle Number.” It tells us when an MLB team should be willing to trade future talent at the trade deadline in order to try to win in the current season.Neil calculated the Doyle Numbers for this year’s teams, and the Chicago Cubs came out on top, meaning the team should try to win this season rather than hoard prospects.Jim Bowden at ESPN breaks down the trade deadline objectives for all 30 MLB teams.Nnemkadi Ogwumike’s Basketball-Reference.com page. Keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight for an article about her rise.Carl Bialik writes about Roger Federer’s injury and what it means for his shot at another major title.Significant Digit: 3. That’s the number of major tennis titles won by men older than 35. All those titles were won by Ken Rosewall, an Australian whose career spanned three decades. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

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Rigorous training schedule pays off for Doe Run mine rescue team as

first_imgA mine rescue team from The Doe Run Company recently earned high honors when the team members put their rescue skills to the test at the 40th Southern Regional Mine Rescue Classic in New Iberia, La. The Gray Team, one of Doe Run’s two mine rescue teams, took second place in the three-man first-aid competition. The group also took third place in the two-man technician competition, which sharpens the team’s skills on mine rescue equipment, including breathing units, gas detectors and communication systems.The Southern Regional Mine Rescue Classic, sponsored by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration, was divided into four events, including a mine rescue contest, a technician team contest, a first-aid contest and a team trainer contest. By actively training and testing the skills of its mine rescue teams in numerous competitions each year, Doe Run raises the standard for employee safety and builds on years of mine rescue expertise.“We are extremely proud of the Gray Team’s accomplishments and their dedication to mine safety,” said Dan King, safety specialist at Doe Run and mine rescue team trainer. “These teams provide an extra measure of protection beyond our around-the-clock commitment to safe operations and practices. We’re thankful to have such talented guys ready should a real mine emergency occur.”Members of Doe Run’s first-aid team include Randall Hill, Brad Beck and Wayne Marlin, team captain. The technician team consists of Garry Moore, Jr., and Kenny Wood, who serves as co-captain of the Gray Team. Other team members include Charles Walker, Kevin James, Kenny Sherrill, Kelly Kalman, James Gamblin and the late Carl Mann.On average, Doe Run’s rescue teams dedicate more than 40 hours every month, outside of regular work schedules, to prepare for competition season. The Southern Regional Mine Rescue Classic is just one of several competitions that Doe Run participates in annually to sharpen mine rescue team members’ abilities and collaborate with other top rescuers. Most recently, Doe Run’s other rescue group, the Maroon Team, won the field competition during the Southwestern Regional Mine Rescue Competition in Carlsbad, N.M. Both teams are currently training for the 2010 National Mine Rescue Contest, slated for July 27-29 in Reno, Nev. The competition stands out as one of the largest and most comprehensive competitions in the US.last_img read more

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Moss Lake Gold Mines files PEA for its Moss Lake gold deposit

first_imgThe latest issue of International Mining Project News, out tomorrow, has reports on 31 prefeasibility studies, nine feasibility studies, and 23 projects in development,  one new mine that has gone into production, six existing operations that are expanding and one merger and acquisition announcement, and many new appointments to new positions. The report covers 29 gold projects, 21 copper projects, 7 silver projects, five iron ore and zinc, four uranium, coal, and nickel, three potash, lead, rare earth, two chromium and one bauxite, graphite, tungsten, platinum, manganese, tin and limonite. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.Moss Lake Gold Mines has filed its independent 43-101 PEA for its Moss Lake gold deposit,  a low-grade gold deposit in the Shebandowan area, 100 km west of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The report indicated that the open pit mining and CIL processing would be 40,000 t/d and would have aa life-of-mine stripping ratio of 2.5:1 and a four year permitting/pre-production period. The minelife would be ten years, averaging 244,000 oz/y, with years one to five average 296,000 oz/y and years six to ten averaging 192,000 oz/y.There has been a PFS update for Excelsior Mining’s North Star deposit as well as all the results from the most recent metallurgical test program, which is part of Excelsior’s Gunnison copper project, located in southeastern Arizona. The Gunnison copper project currently has a total Measured and Indicated mineral resource of 498 Mt of oxide copper at 0.32% and an Inferred mineral resource of 156 M at 0.27%.  This oxide mineral resource has the potential to be mined using in-situ recovery methods. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.Golden Minerals, a precious metals mining company with primary assets in Mexico and Argentina, reports continued progress with its work at the Velardena operations in Durango State, Mexico. The company previously announced it suspended operations at the Velardena mine on June 19, 2013 due to depressed Ag and Au prices, and that the suspension was enacted to best conserve the asset until operating plans and metals prices indicate sustainable and profitable operations. The Velardeña mining district is located within the municipality of Cuencamé, in the northeast quadrant of the State of Durango, Mexico. The property is situated approximately 95 km southwest of the city of Torreón in the State of Coahuila and 140 km northeast of the city of Durango, capital of the State of Durango.Canadian Zinc and Messina Minerals have announced that they have entered into a binding agreement whereby Canadian Zinc will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Messina in exchange for common shares of Canadian Zinc, and will also purchase the private placement of Messina shares announced August 30, 2013.last_img read more

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Ambatovy nickelcobalt mine picks Oniqua to optimise inventory and purchasing

first_imgAmbatovy Joint Venture – one of the largest lateritic nickel mining operations in the world (a large-tonnage, long-life nickel and cobalt mining enterprise) – has chosen Oniqua to help standardise and optimise its inventory across its Madagascar operations. With a nameplate capacity of 60,000 t of refined nickel, Ambatovy is positioned as one of the world’s biggest nickel mines from lateritic sources.“This implementation is absolutely key to us achieving our 2016 goals,” commented Simon Blamires, Ambatovy SCM Director. “We have been delighted to work closely with Oniqua and our IT Group on this project, delivering a working inventory system in record time. This will allow Ambatovy to reduce overall investment in working capital, whilst also allowing us to provide the spare parts and consumables necessary to fully support business operations.”Oniqua Analytics Solution (OAS) says it “is the world’s most powerful and comprehensive analytics solution for MRO optimisation. Leveraging advanced analytics, OAS performs end-to-end analyses across customers’ MRO activities; then OAS provides proactive, detailed prescriptive recommendations for smarter decision making, enhanced asset performance and greater operational efficiency. The OAS architecture is highly scalable, supporting small single installs to large global enterprise clients.”“Ambatovy identified the business need to reduce operating costs by standardising descriptions for moving spares and optimizing MRO inventory levels,” said Lindsay Clarke, Vice President Strategic Accounts, Oniqua Intelligent MRO. “Oniqua’s proven MRO inventory optimisation solution, combined with Oniqua Standards Dictionary (OSD), will provide the capabilities to enable reductions in working capital requirements and assist cost avoidance against future demand through the implementation of standardised, automated inventory optimisation processes.”Ambatovy will leverage the OSD to standardise its materials catalogue and eliminate potential purchase of duplicate items. Cleansing the material catalogue also assists with improvements in contract management, purchasing and inventory optimisation.last_img read more

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Yuri Shevtsov stays Belarus NT headcoach until 2016

← Previous Story SG Flensburg “too strong” in a new season (VIDEO) Next Story → Magnus Dahl joins BM Atletico Madrid – Sterbik to F.C Barcelona next week? Belarus handballYuri Shevtsov Good work and VISA for the World Championship 2013 in Spain has secured job of Belarus NT head-coach, Juri Shevtsov (53) for the next four years. Former famous player from the USSR time (he played at OG 1988 in Seoul) will lead Rutenka and other compatriots until the end of Olympic cycle in Rio 2016.photo: handball.by read more

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Joey Barton tells Zlatan he has a big nose despite the language

first_imgIT WAS BILLED as Joey Barton v David Beckham tonight.But the Marseille midfielder has had more of a run in with Paris St-Germain’s talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic tonight.The Swede has scored twice… but Barton says he has a big nose. Swings and roundabouts:YouTube: Axel M, via 101greatgoalsConfirmed: You’ll be seeing this Dennis Bergkamp statue outside the Emirates next season‘The players sense it could be a big year for them’ — Ferguson warns United squad to stay on their toeslast_img read more

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emPower eyeglasses use accelerometer and LCD layer for electronic focusing

first_imgIn you wear eyeglasses then you know they can’t be perfect in all situations. You have a prescription that solves a problem such as long or short sightedness, but you still find yourself looking over the top of the glasses or having trouble focusing through them for certain viewing tasks.PixelOptics has turned to technology in order to solve that problem, and claim to have produced some rather intelligent eyewear that automatically adjusts the prescription based on what you are trying to look at.The new glasses are called emPower. They use a combination of a micro-accelerometer, chip, and small rechargeable battery embedded into the frame of the glasses. That setup controls an LCD layer which covers both lenses.The accelerometer is used to tell when the wearer tilts their head forwards or backwards, and if in automatic mode, will adjust the lens output to suit. Tilting the head forwards suggests trying to read something so the lower reading area of each lens is activated. Tilt your head back up and the reading area is disabled giving the wearer a clear view in distance mode.The switching between these modes only takes 7ms making it almost instant. Although a full-automatic mode exists, the wearer can swipe the touch-sensitive frame and switch to manual mode giving them more control.As the reading area of prescription eyewear is only thought to be used 30-40% of the time, PixelOptics believe emPower will give wearers a much better experience as they don’t have to put up with blurry areas in their vision due to permanent reading areas. They are instead only there when you need them.The emPower eyewear requires power and therefore ships with a charging crade they can be placed in when not in use. A single charge is meant to give up to 3 days of use, though. They are also waterproof and have a transitions lens option for those who want them to double as sunglasses. When it comes to frames PixelOptics has turned to well-known eyewear company Aspex who will provide 48 frames in plastic, metal, or memory metal options.emPower is expected to be available from April this year. As for price, nothing has been confirmed yet, but they will carry a premium of about 30% over the more typical prescription eyewear we buy putting them at around the $1,200 mark.Read more at USA Today and PixelOpticslast_img read more

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We learned about loyalty Trump blames Democrats after humbling healthcare defeat

first_img Saturday 25 Mar 2017, 9:05 AM By Sean Murray Mar 25th 2017, 9:05 AM ‘We learned about loyalty’: Trump blames Democrats after humbling healthcare defeat “I think I made a mistake, but that’s okay,” Trump told the Washington Post. 27,735 Views Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/Press Association Images DONALD TRUMP HAS singled out the lack of support from Democrats as key reason for his failure to get the bill to repeal Obamacare passed in the House of Representatives.When it became clear that the bill would not have the 215 votes required from Republicans to pass through the House, Trump pulled the bill at the last-minute.Despite having a majority in both the House and the Senate, it is believed as many as 35 Republicans were opposed to the draft American Health Care Act.It was estimated that as many as 24 million Americans would be left without healthcare coverage under the reforms proposed by Trump.Trump’s bid to make sweeping changes to the healthcare insurance measures that his predecessor Barack Obama introduced failed, as he was unable to win support from Republicans who felt his reforms didn’t go far enough, and unable to win over any opposing Democrats to his cause.Speaking to the Washington Post, he said: “We couldn’t get one Democratic vote, and we were a little bit shy… so we pulled it.”Addressing reporters in the White House he added: “With no Democrat support we couldn’t quite get there. They have Obamacare for a little while longer until it ceases to exist which it will at some point in the near future.”He said that if the Democrats were “civilised and came together”, Trump’s administration could work out “a great healthcare bill” with them. He added: Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3306304 center_img We learned about loyalty; we learned a lot about the vote-getting process.On the campaign trail, one of Trump’s pledges was to ”immediately repeal and replace Obamacare”.As for what’s next, Trump said he would move on to tax reforms and drop healthcare reform for the time being.Red-faced Ryan Source: Cliff Owen AP/Press Association ImagesThe most senior Republican in the House, Speaker Paul Ryan, had guaranteed a win for Trump’s bid to repeal Obama’s healthcare law.While the pair were not in always in tandem during the new-President’s campaign, Ryan had worked closely with Trump on this bill.Speaking yesterday, he admitted that the failure to win enough votes was a blow.Ryan said: “We are going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.I will not sugar-coat this. This is a disappointing day for us. Doing big things is hard. Democrat Nancy Pelosi (r) sharing a joke with colleagues at a press conference yesterday Source: Andrew Harnik AP/Press Association ImagesWith reporting from the Associated PressRead: Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeatRead: Trump to Republicans: Pass health care bill today or I’m moving on Share393 Tweet Email1 As Speaker, Ryan’s role involves rallying support for bills to get through the House.Trump, however, was not critical of Ryan. He said: “I like Speaker Ryan. I think Paul worked really hard.”House Minority Leader, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, reacted: “Today is a great day for our country, what happened on the floor is a victory for the American people.Let’s just breathe a sigh of relief for the American people. Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/Press Association Images 41 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Tlingit Carver Revives an Old Woodworking Tool The Adze

first_imgSealaska Heritage Institute is incorporating a traditional Native carving method into the building of the Walter Soboleff Center in Juneau. Wayne Price is a Tlingit carver from Haines. He’s using an adze, a tool used by his ancestors thousands of years ago.Listen now:Like most construction projects, the building site of the Walter Soboleff Center in downtown Juneau is filled with modern power tools.But if you walk to one corner of the building, Tlingit carver Wayne Price has been texturing hundreds of board feet of red cedar using just one tool – an adze.To be more precise, it’s an elbow adze that Price made himself.“The blade is made from a leaf spring out of a truck and the handle is made from the branch of an alder tree and it’s held together by string and a chunk of leather.”The handle is about two feet long and he grips it with both hands as he chips the wood.“It’s quite heavy. It’s, I don’t know, three pounds, maybe a little more, so it’s pretty heavy to be swinging all day.”That’s what Price has been doing. Since the beginning of September, Price has been adzing red cedar board after red cedar board, all day long.“I’m in pretty good shape right now.”The work he’s doing on the board requires Price to read the wood,“…and spot the knots and see the grain changes and be able to hit it and turn around and go the other way and keep all the adze rows in a straight line.”With each swing, Price chips off a little piece of cedar, leaving behind a textured finish, the same seen on traditional Tlingit structures and pieces of art.“When my ancestors, oh so long ago, were able to make the first adze, that was the foundation that gave them the ability to make all the clan houses, all the totems, all the dugout canoes, all the masks, all the art work.”Price says the use of an adze is one of the foundations of Tlingit culture and something he’s trying to keep alive. He started using one as a young man. Taught by master carver Nathan Jackson, Price adzed a clan house floor in Ketchikan.Since then, he’s used the tool on a lot of his work, including 36 totem poles and eight dugout canoes.“It roughs and shapes and chops and digs and chews all that material out of the way until we get to the hull of the ship.”The 680 board feet of red cedar that Price is adzing for the Walter Soboleff Center will be used as columns surrounding the staircases of the four floor building. The heritage, culture and arts center is scheduled to open in May.“I think if Walter’s looking down, he would be smiling. He would be very supportive of an adventure like this – something that’s old and something that’s new being able to merge together to the benefit of the all the people that are going to come for generations here. They’ll be able to walk up the stairs and be able to see that each one of these marks was made one at a time.”As he chips away all day long, Price says he’s brought back to the past. He sings Native songs to the beat of the adze, as his ancestors watch over his shoulder making sure he keeps his standards high.last_img read more

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