LATEST STORIES Columbian rookie CJ Perez during the opening ceremony of the 2019 PBA season at Philippine Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCarrying the label of being the top overall pick already comes with tremendous pressure to live up to.CJ Perez, the No. 1 selection by Columbian in last month’s rookie draft, isn’t shying away from that challenge.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Apart from Perez, Columbian is also banking on its guards Jerramy King and Rashawn McCarthy, who is coming off his best season yet in his first year with the Kia franchise after playing sparingly for San Miguel in his rookie season.“I feel like San Miguel is the measuring stick for everyone especially in the all-Filipino Cup. They’ve won the last four championships,” McCarthy said. “I just love to play against those guys. those are my guys, I love to complete against those guys, it’s always fun.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Broner fires up fight hype In fact, he’s raring to show the PBA what he’s all about even if it means going toe-to-toe with undisputed Philippine Cup king San Miguel Beer in his keenly-awaited pro debut.“They’re the top team and they’re a formidable team. It’s a good opportunity for us to show what we’re capable of,” Perez said in Filipino. “It’s our first game and we’re going to find out what we’re made of.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m excited to face them. They have great point guards in Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross. Chris Ross is a very good defender so it’s a chance for me to see how far I’ve improved as a player. I’m just really excited,” added Perez, who carried the Lyceum Pirates to back-to-back NCAA Finals appearances.The Beermen are gunning for a fifth straight all-Filipino crown while the Dyip are looking to finally turn their fortunes around this season after languishing at the bottom of the standings year after year. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments
Transfers ‘Tottenham made Kovacic offer, but Real Madrid will never sell’ Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:21 11/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Athletic Club v Real Madrid Athletic Club Primera División The 23-year-old midfielder has made just two appearances in La Liga this season, but the club will not let him go in the January window Real Madrid rejected an offer from Tottenham Hotspur for Mateo Kovacic but have vowed not to sell the midfielder, according to general director Jose Angel Sanchez.The 23-year-old has struggled to break into the first team since joining from Inter in 2015, starting just 27 of his 54 appearances in La Liga.Spurs 14/1 to win CL 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 Kovacic is contracted to the Spanish capital club until 2021, but his lack of playing time has seen him linked to several clubs. With just 30 minutes of playing time in the league under his belt this term, further interest is expected in January.Sanchez admits Madrid received several offers for the Croatia international in the last transfer window, including from Spurs, but they still see him as having a key role in their future and wish to hold on.”Kovacic is not for sale, we will never sell him!” he told Sportske Novosti. “If there are any offers for him in January, we will reject them. Last summer there were a lot of offers and questions about him.”Juventus and AC Milan didn’t send offers, but Inter must have sent one. There was one from England, it was Tottenham.”Despite his limited role, Kovacic would rather remain at the Santiago Bernabeu, according to the director.”Mateo is a smart guy, he knows he would have played in the starting XI in each of those teams that want him but he is aware we count on him too.”He is one of the players the club’s future relies on.”
Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 1, 2019UPDATED: August 1, 2019 16:07 IST Pankaj Tripathi delivered a monologue that ran over 11 minutes in one take in the second season of Sacred Games.Actor Pankaj Tripathi delivered a monologue that ran over 11 minutes in one take in the second season of Sacred Games. He calls it one of the most challenging sequences he has ever done.In the second season of the Netflix hit, Pankaj will be seen as the elusive Guruji, who is also known as Ganesh Gaitonde’s “teesra baap”.”While filming a particular scene in Sacred Games 2, I was required to deliver a monologue in one go, which, to me, was one of the most challenging sequences I have shot for so far,” Pankaj said, adding: “It was a magical experience and I had a great time shooting for that particular shot. I remember Anurag Kashyap asking me to deliver it once again, since nobody knew it would take as long as it did. So, for technical purposes, we did it all over again,” he added.The second season of Sacred Games will open on August 15. It stars Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, with Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, Luke Kenny, Ranvir Shorey, and Shobita Dhulipala among others.Also read | Sacred Games 2 new teaser: Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Surveen Chawla’s funny conversation will leave you in splitsAlso read | Saif Ali Khan sports lean mean look for Sacred Games 2Also read | Sacred Games 2: Is Pankaj Tripathi’s character Guruji inspired by this popular religious leader?Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Sacred Games 2Follow Pankaj Tripathi Sacred Games 2: Pankaj Tripathi opens up on his 11-minute monologue, calls it most challengingPankaj Tripathi delivered a monologue that ran over 11 minutes in one take in the second season of Sacred Games.advertisement
New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday visited the Lalita Park jhuggis which were gutted in a fire two nights ago.She met the distressed women affected by the fire who narrated traumatic tales of loss. According to DCW, there were no casualties in the horrific incident but women and girls have been left without even a change of clothes and have lost all of their belongings. The Delhi government has set up shelters and basic requirement of food and water was being looked after. However, women and girls need urgent supplies of basic household items and compensation to start their life afresh. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesDCW Chief met two women who were in deep trauma as their daughters are getting married in May 2019 and they lost all the items and cash they had arranged for the marriage. Even their train tickets to Bihar were burnt in the fire. DCW Chief recorded the statements of these women and assured complete support to them. “Swati Maliwal is writing to the DM to ensure full and urgent compensation to all aggrieved. Further, she is seeking special compensation for the women whose daughters are about to be married,” said DCW press statement. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarSwati Maliwal said, “I appeal to Delhi citizens to donate liberally to the families by providing clothes and household items to those affected by the fire. Delhi also needs to come forward and liberally donate to the women whose girls were about to be married and who lost everything in the fire. If anyone wishes to donate to these women, they can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall connect you to them. We will try our best to rehabilitate them.”
Karunanayake visited the Presidential Secretariat to meet the President’s Secretary but since he was not in office the RTI application was submitted to an additional secretary. Karunanayake said that he had nothing to fear and wants the truth to be revealed with regards to the treasury bond issue. President Maithripala Sirisena last week made a statement on the findings of the commission but did not make public the full report.The Presidential commission which investigated the treasury bond scam recommended steps be taken against Karunanayake, former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and Perpetual Treasuries head Arjun Aloysius. Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake today sought a copy of the report on the treasury bond investigations from the Presidential Secretariat.The Parliamentarian sought the copy of the report using the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The report by the commission had also found that former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran had leaked sensitive inside information.Karunanayake denied the allegations against him and said that some members of the Government and the opposition are attempting to politically assassinate him. (Colombo Gazette)
From student to successful entrepreneur, Hamilton-born kinesiologist Tim Battaglia (BPhEd ‘03) has spent the last 12 years building his business, furthering his education and balancing the needs of his family with a growing interest in construction.Initially thinking his future would be in teaching, the founder and director of Activ8 Wellness Studio in Hamilton figured out quickly that teaching wasn’t for him.Halfway through his bachelor, Battaglia took a year off from school to work full time and wait for the Kinesiology program at Brock to be fully implemented.“Returning to Brock and having the opportunity to participate in the clinical experience really changed my career path and allowed me to find my passion,” Battaglia says.Even though he was at the same university, Battaglia found his last two years at Brock very different from his earlier experiences.“Looking back, university was a big culture shock for me. In the first two years, I didn’t really participate in everything Brock had to offer,” says Battaglia.Working and living in Hamilton meant the only time Battaglia spent at the Niagara campus was when he drove in for classes.“What really helped me was becoming the athletic therapist for the men’s soccer team. Working and traveling with the team allowed me to become much more engaged in the Brock community, particularly with Athletics.”In this role, Battaglia was responsible for overseeing the health needs of athletes on the men’s soccer team. He was a critical thinker in the classroom and transferred those skills into his role as a student therapist. Realizing the players didn’t typically do a lot of strength training, he started a program to improve the care of the athletes and help prevent injuries.“This uncovered a hidden passion and he began to envision possibilities beyond the scope of the typical university student,” says Brock University Athletic Therapy Clinic Manager, Joseph Kenny.“His confidence and knowledge grew and so did his passion for carving a career for himself as a kinesiologist, businessman and entrepreneur,” says Kenny.Battaglia completed his studies at Brock with a Kinesiology major and began designing clinical programs for individuals injured in automobile accidents. Two years later he opened the Activ8 Wellness Studio.“Initially the clinic was a renovated basement in my home, but three and a half years later, I needed to expand,” says Battaglia.The Activ8 Wellness Studio, now at its current location on Upper James Street in Hamilton, is a fusion between fitness and rehabilitation, offering clients a contemporary environment to achieve their healthiest goals.“Our facility brings the gym to the clinic by housing both under one roof,” says Battaglia.“We provide a variety of multi-practitioner services offered by trained and accredited professionals including, Massage and Physiotherapy, Nutrition Consulting, Chiropractic, Pilates, Acupuncture and Naturopathy.”What differentiates Activ8 from other clinics is the circle of care. The practitioners work together as a team and through referrals are in constant dialogue with each other.“As a kinesiologist, usually I see a patient at the end of their circle of care. They’ve already gone through restorative work with a therapist to reduce pain and come to me later for strengthening to help return to pre-injury status.”After 10 years of entrepreneurial success, Battaglia speaks about taking on new challenges which he is passionate about.“Activ8 has really evolved and my role has shifted from being a full-time practicing kinesiologist to more administrative. I serve in a leadership role with a focus on staff engagement and business development.”Feeling he was at a point in life where he needed to grow again academically, Battaglia completed an Executive MBA at the University of Toronto in November 2015.“This was a new way of learning for me, but I really wanted to achieve more and learn new ways to continually build my company.”Battaglia credits the lessons he learned at Brock with helping lay the foundation for his academic and career success.“What I learned at Brock, what being in the classroom and on the soccer field fundamentally taught me, is time management. I am passionate about my family, health and work and sometimes I need to take a step back and run things at arm’s length in order to maintain balance in life.”
Members of OSU womens volleyball team celebrate after a play during a game against Florida State on September 6 at St. John’s Arena. Credit: Ashley Roudebush / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team is looking to capture its second tournament win in a row this weekend as it heads to Brooklyn, New York, for the Blackbird Invitational.OSU (5-1) is set to take on host Long Island University Brooklyn (0-4) on Friday at 7 p.m. to kick off the tournament. The No. 15 Buckeyes are then scheduled to take on two currently undefeated teams on Saturday, playing Syracuse (5-0) at 10 a.m. and No. 13 Arizona (6-0) at 5 p.m.The Buckeyes are riding a five-match winning streak and are coming off a tournament win on their home floor at St. John Arena, defeating then-No. 14 Florida State twice and Northern Illinois once.Coach Geoff Carlston was happy with the way his team stayed steady and worked together, and said he hopes it carries over to this weekend.“I thought we really played well as a unit this weekend,” he said. “Everyone impacted our team and our wins. In that sense, I think we feel really good about the culture we’ve created.”Carlston said his team has confidence after sweeping the Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic tournament, but his players are trying to remain grounded as they prepare for conference play.“We really try to stay so in the moment because you’re going to have big wins and big losses in the Big Ten,” he said. “Then the next day, you have to be playing another top 25 team.”Sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer echoed the sentiments of her coach when she described the team as confident but focused as it heads into another important set of games.“Two undefeated teams are coming into the tournament, so we’re going to have to play our best again,” Schirmer said. “We can’t let our confidence overcloud how hard we’re going to have to work.”Keys to victoryHeading into the Blackbird Invitational, senior outside hitter Katie Mitchell said the key will be the intensity of the back-row defenders.“I thought our back-row defenders did a great job of scrapping,” she said. “I mean, they picked up everything that you could possibly throw at them.”In the D.C. Koehl Classic, junior libero Valeria León had 58 digs en route to a second straight all-tournament performance, while sophomore defensive specialist Kalisha Goree added 24.Mitchell also said the presence of the team’s middle blockers was huge for the OSU offense last weekend and she hoped they continue their high level of play.“Having the middles as a constant presence makes the other teams worry about them a little bit more than they usually do, and that opens up our offense,” she said.Sandbothe earns more honorsOne of the middle blockers to whom Mitchell was referring is junior Taylor Sandbothe, who was named a Big Ten co-player of the week alongside sophomore middle blocker Haleigh Washington of Penn State.“She played at another level this weekend and that’s what I talked to her about,” Carlston said. “And it wasn’t just the game, it was her persona, her personality, how she played the game.”Sandbothe was also named the D.C. Koehl Classic tournament MVP after picking up 42 kills on a .521 attack percentage, along with 16 blocks and three aces.What’s next?OSU will wrap up its nonconference schedule by playing in the Golden Grizzlies Invitational in Rochester, Michigan, on Sept. 18 and 19.
A former head of the Army has admitted he would not take a controversial anti-malarial drug as he revealed his son had suffered severe depression while prescribed Lariam.Lord Dannatt said side effects of the drug could be “pretty catastrophic” and he apologised to troops who had taken it while he was Chief of the General Staff.He urged the Ministry of Defence to show “generosity” when reaching compensation settlements with hundreds of personnel alleged to have suffered mental health problems after being given the drug during deployments to malaria hotspots. Lord Dannatt also suggested the MoD was afraid of opening the “floodgates” to “very expensive” compensation claims if it admitted the drug had harmed troops.Philippa Tuckman, a military claims lawyer at Hilary Meredith, said thousands of personnel had been harmed.She said: “I hope we will hear that the MoD has finally accepted that Lariam should only be administered in very restricted cases, though it will have taken them far too long to get even to this point.“It is now time for the MoD to accept its past failings and to co-operate with the servicemen and women who have suffered and desperately need help and support to put their lives back together.”Ahmed Al-Nahhas, a lawyer representing veterans at Bolt Burdon Kemp, said: “Lord Dannatt’s apology is welcome and obviously stems from personal experience of the damaging effects of this drug on his immediate family.“Unfortunately, for many service personnel that apology will not be enough. Many continue to suffer with serious mental health conditions as a result of the MoD’s failures to safeguard their health.”An MoD spokeswoman said: “The vast majority of deployed personnel already receive alternatives to Lariam and, where it is used, it is only prescribed after an individual risk assessment.”But we have a duty to protect our personnel from malaria and, as the last defence committee report concluded, in some cases, Lariam will be the most effective way of doing that.”It continues to be recommended as safe by Public Health England and the World Health Organisation.”The drug’s manufacturers, Roche, told the BBC it “will continue to work with the Ministry of Defence to ensure that they have all the relevant information to ensure Lariam is prescribed appropriately”. MPs earlier this year criticised the Ministry of Defence for showing “lamentable weakness” in its duty to protect soldiers, sailors and airmen, by ignoring stringent precautions for handing it out.While Lariam is not the main anti-malarial drug used by the armed forces, at least 17,368 personnel were prescribed it at least once between the start of April 2007 and the end of March 2015, according to official MoD figures.Lord Dannatt, who was Chief of the General staff between 2006 and 2009, told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme his son’s experiences had put him off taking the drug. Because Bertie had that effect, whenever I’ve needed anti-malarial drugs, I’ve said, ‘I’ll take anything, but I’m not taking Lariam’,Lord Dannatt Lord Dannatt was head of the Army from 2006 to 2009Credit:David Moir/Reuters British personnel have regularly been given the drug to deploy to malaria regions such as Sierra LeoneCredit:Tugela Ridley/EPA Lawyers are representing hundreds of former personnel who claim they were wrongly given the drug because they were not given individual risk assessments or warned of side effects.Lord Dannatt said he was “quite content to say sorry” to those troops who had taken Lariam while he was head of the Army.The focus on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, which were not malarial areas, meant that evaluating the drug had “slipped off the mainstream radar” and been put on the “backburner”, he suggested. Bertie Dannatt became ill after taking two doses of Lariam to visit Africa as a civilian in the late 1990s.Bertie was not in the Armed Forces at the time but had been prescribed the drug by his father’s Army doctor.Lord Dannatt said if his son had been left untreated “who knows where it would have gone”.He said: “He became extremely depressed, not the person that he would normally be, normally a very bubbly personable individual.“He got very withdrawn and we got very worried about him.”He went on: “Because Bertie had that effect, whenever I’ve needed anti-malarial drugs, I’ve said, ‘I’ll take anything, but I’m not taking Lariam’,” he said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Bouncy castles and inflatables should be banned in the wake of a slide collapse that injured eight children, a senior MP has said.Robert Halfon, a former minister and Conservative MP for Harlow, has called on the government to issue a temporary ban until regulations can be updated.His intervention comes after eight children fell from an inflatable slide at a fireworks display in Woking Park in Surrey on Saturday evening.Seven have since been discharged from hospital but one remained on Sunday for observation. However, police said the child’s injures were “not believed to be significant”.Mr Halfon’s intervention comes after a series of tragedies involving inflatable rides, raising questions over their safety.Earlier this year a three-year-old girl died after being thrown from an inflatable trampoline in Norfolk, and in 2016 a seven-year-old girl died after a bouncy castle broke free in high winds in Harlow.Mr Halfon told BBC 5Live: “I reiterate my urge to the government that they should have a temporary ban on inflatables and bouncy castles in public places until all the regulations we know have been updated. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “Twenty injures since 2011, we’ve had two tragic deaths – the time for just looking at it is over. “The government have got to have possibly a temporary ban on these things until we know for sure that they’re safe and no parent has to ever worry again”.The park was evacuated shortly after the incident on Saturday and a major incident declared by Surrey police.A helicopter and several ambulances attended that evening and on Sunday the funfair remained under police cordon as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) began its investigation.One witness said he was concerned earlier that evening when he saw dozens of children playing on the “flimsy” slide at once.Andy Datson, 23, said he saw up to 40 children playing on the slide, which he estimated was about 30ft tall at its highest point.”We had been walking past the slide earlier in the night and said it looked unsafe. It looked pretty flimsy to say the least,” he said.”There were far too many kids on it. It didn’t look like it could hold that many people.” Just one child remains in hospitalCredit:Andrew Matthews/PA Robert Halfon, a former minister and Conservative MP for HarlowCredit:Julian Simmonds David Munro, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, said the incident “could have been so much worse” and that inflatable experts would be attending the scene.He said: “We will not just be looking at the incident itself, but also the events leading up to it. A HSE spokesman said: “HSE is aware of the incident and inspectors are attending the site to support the police.” “Was it down to the ride safety precautions or too many people on the ride?”Michael Holden, of Woking District Rotary Club, who organised the event, estimated around 5,000 people were in the park when it happened.He said: “We don’t still know yet what exactly happened but eight children appear to have come off near the top of the slide and landed on the floor alongside it.”We have used this funfair operator for a number of years. We have never had any problems before. [The operator] is as upset as we are.””We are very shocked and distressed by the whole thing.”Joe Mercer, general secretary of the Showmen’s Guild, told the BBC: “This slide has up-to-date test certificates and insurance documents, these have been provided to police. “Our members are fully co-operating with the authorities; no arrests have been made.”In a statement issued on Sunday, Surrey police said: “Following last night’s evacuation of Woking Park after children fell from an inflatable slide, we are pleased to update that seven of the eight victims were discharged overnight.“The eighth victim was kept in overnight for observations, but his injuries are not thought to be significant.“The investigation will now sit with the Health and Safety Executive.”
Orlaco is introducing a shock-resistant ethernet camera with a lightning-fast 100 Mb/s connection. The images produced by the EMOS are for all intents and purposes displayed in real time. The camera is also suitable for use in extreme conditions, making it perfect for use on mining equipment, semi-automatic or remote controlled vehicles, and more.The EMOS camera is small (55 x 60 x 24 mm), light (150 g) and energy efficient (<2W). The EMOS is available with angels of view of 180°, 120°, 90°. The 60° and 30° angels of view will be introduced to the market later this year.Orlaco’s newest camera is up and completely operational within two seconds. A unique feature of the EMOS is that it transfers images to the monitor practically in real time, a feat that, as yet, no other ethernet camera is capable of. The camera’s maximum latency is 48 ms at 30 FPS, and 31 ms at 60 FPS. In combination with a common hardware processing platform, such as the IMX6 or ARM, the total latency of the camera-monitor system is less than 100 ms. The EMOS carries CMOS chip technology and contains integrated corrections, such as automatic white balance, photometric and geometric lens correction, mirror imaging and the ability to rotate images 180°. Users are assured of crystal clear images with a maximum camera output of 60 FPS at 720p SDR to 43 FPS at 960p HDR. Thanks to the sensor’s high degree of light sensitivity (0.05 Lux), the EMOS also offers superb night vision.The EMOS is designed to perform under the most challenging of conditions. The camera is shock-resistant (50 G), vibration-resistant (15 GRMS at a frequency of 24 – 2,000 Hz) and can handle temperatures from -40 to +85ºC. The EMOS has an aluminium housing with 2k moulding and is completely waterproof (IP68/IP69k). It can even be used underwater up to a depth of 10 m. The EMOS is connected using a M12 D-coded connector for data. A shielded cable with sprayed-on connector provides excellent EMC performance (100V/m). The camera can be directly connected to the vehicle’s power supply (8 – 32 V) and the power supply is protected from peak voltage, overvoltage, jump starts, spikes and ripples.Via the RTP and AVG protocols, the camera is able to stream MJPEG or H.264. The ISO17215 protocol is used to communicate with the camera. This includes setting the resolution, mirroring the image and starting/stopping streaming. For extra safety and ease of use, it is also possible to display overlays (text, arc, line, image and safety ticker) as desired.
The expansion of Fortescue Metals Group’s autonomous haul fleet has marked a significant milestone, with the first trucks fitted with Autonomous Haulage Technology (AHS) now in operation at Christmas Creek. The conversion of approximately 100 haul trucks at the Chichester Hub will see Fortescue become the first iron ore operation in the world to have a fully autonomous fleet, the company reports.Since the introduction of the technology at Solomon in 2013, AHS trucks have moved over 500 Mt of material and have achieved a greater than 30% increase in productivity levels.Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Gaines said Fortescue has a proud history of embracing leading edge technology to ensure the company remained at the lowest end of the global cost curve.“Innovation and technology is fundamental to driving sustained productivity and efficiency improvements across the business, ensuring we continue to deliver returns for our shareholders and key stakeholders,” she said.“Most importantly, the introduction of AHS technology is leading to improved safety outcomes by significantly reducing the risk to our team members.”Workforce skills development has been a significant aspect of planning for the expansion of automation, and the implementation of a staged, sustainable redeployment process has already permanently assigned team members to new roles.“Training is at the heart of everything that we do and our approach to autonomy is to ensure that no one at Fortescue is displaced as a result of this important initiative,” Gaines said.“We are working closely with our team members to offer professional development opportunities to expand their capabilities and provide pathways to a significant range of different roles throughout the company.”
Princeton University has announced plans to set-up what will be one of the largest solar panel installations on a college campus.It will include more than 16,000 panels, which will provide around five percent of the school’s total energy, and is expected to cut costs by around eight percent. The installation is expected to be ready by around next summer, and is being paid for partly by New Jersey’s solar certificate program.AdChoices广告“The fact that a solar energy project like this can be done on a scale where it’s not just tokenism is important,” University Vice President for Facilities Michael McKay said. “Being able to demonstrate that you can do something cost effectively with renewable energy is extremely important.”Officials expect the installation to last for around three decades.Via Ecogeek
The infographic lovers at visual.ly have turned their attention to the current debate raging among gamers: which is better, Call of Duty or Battlefield?The infographic is a vertical timeline, along which Battlefield releases are on the left and CoD games are on the right. For each game there are the systems it released for, the developer, the Metacritic rating, and a bubble whose size represents total sales (check out the full-size version at the end of this post).The Battlefield series came first, with Battlefield 1942 releasing exclusively on PC in 2002. Call of Duty made its original entrance a year later, also just for PC. There wasn’t such a rivalry between these two series’ fans as there is now, but the games themselves competed closely. The original CoD scored a 91 on Metacritic, a ratings aggregator, and Battlefield landed an 89.Moving into the Modern Warfare era, it’s plain to see that one franchise is simply bigger than the other. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare sold a staggering 18 million copies. The next Battlefield release, Bad Company, did a mere 2.5 million (which is still a big hit, mind you).2010 is the last year where the infographic has complete data – after all, Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 did release just last week. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was a respectable release, with an 88 on Metacritic and 6.5 million copies sold. Black Ops, on the other hand, lost by one point in the Metacritic contest with an 87, but sold a truly ludicrous 28 million copies.Interestingly, those last two games released collectively on the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, and iOS. That’s a very different device mix from two humble PC shooters that will celebrate their 10-year anniversaries before long.via visual.lyBlake’s OpinionOddly, visual.ly left out the really interesting numbers: the cumulative ones across the whole series!I took the Metacritic scores reported here to find what is, as objectively as possible, the better series. The results were amazing. Across 8 or 9 years and 14 or 15 games, depending on the series, Battlefield won by a hair, with an average Metacritic of 83.3 just edging out CoD‘s 82.3.On the popularity barometer, though, things are very different. You don’t have to add up the numbers to know that Activision’s shooter has blown EA’s out of the water. Just look at those circles on the infographic!Lastly, there’s a vast difference between the developers who worked on the two series. Call of Duty has had 8 different studios work on its various releases, and even the top-tier releases alone have had three (Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and now Sledgehammer). Battlefield? Just one: DICE.
Gaz de schiste : des milliers de manifestants réunis à NantAlors que le gouvernement semble prêt à interdire l’exploitation du gaz de schiste en France, des manifestations ont été organisées ce week-end pour maintenir la pression. Ils étaient ainsi des milliers à se réunir autour de José Bové hier à Nant, dans l’Aveyron, une région dans laquelle des autorisations de prospection avaient été accordées par le ministère de l’Environnement.Dans le fief de José Bové, dans l’Aveyron, 8.000 manifestants selon les organisateurs, et 5.000 selon la gendarmerie, ont manifesté pour réclamer l’interdiction définitive de l’exploitation du gaz de schiste, rapporte le site sudouest.fr. A Cahors, ce sont 5.000 personnes environ qui se sont réunies pour maintenir la pression exercée sur le gouvernement.À lire aussiPourquoi l’hélium change-t-il la voix ?”La mobilisation des élus comme des simples citoyens a fait vaciller les prospecteurs Total ou GDF-Suez”, s’est félicité le député européen, avant de dénoncer le double jeu de Jean-Louis Borloo, qui était à la tête du ministère lorsque des autorisations de prospection de gaz de schiste ont été délivrées. “Les services de l’industrie ont commencé des travaux avec les compagnies opératrices dès 2007, ce qui signifie que pendant le Grenelle de l’environnement, Borloo traitait en sous-main avec les compagnies gazières”, s’est insurgé José Bové, selon le site de La Dépêche.Le 10 mai, le gouvernement examinera selon la procédure d’urgence un projet de loi visant à interdire l’exploitation des gaz de schiste en France. “Notre objectif numéro un est l’abrogation des permis de prospection. Toute loi votée le 10 mai doit être sans ambiguïté, elle doit préciser que l’interdiction s’accompagne du refus de la technique d’exploitation par fracturation hydraulique. Ensuite, il faudra s’attaquer au chantier de la rénovation du Code minier archaïque, qui date de 1956 et ne prend en compte aucune préoccupation environnementale”, a souligné José Bové. Le député écologiste européen appelle alors à de nouvelles manifestations le mois prochain, devant l’Assemblée Nationale notamment.Le 18 avril 2011 à 15:46 • Emmanuel Perrin
Les phoques de l’Arctique touchés par une maladie mystérieuseDepuis juillet, une maladie encore non identifiée affecte et tue les phoques le long de la côte de l’Alaska ainsi qu’au Canada et en Russie. Celle-ci se manifeste par des lésions cutanées et a déjà touché plus de cent de ces animaux. C’est un mal inconnu qui semble se répandre de plus en plus chez les phoques de l’Arctique. Vendredi, le Bureau national américain de la pêche en mer (NMFS) a en effet expliqué que depuis juillet, d’étranges symptômes avaient été observés sur ces mammifères tout le long de la côte de l’Alaska. Des symptômes qui ont par la suite également été constatés chez les mêmes animaux en Russie et au Canada. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?D’après les observations des scientifiques, les phoques annelés ou phoques marbrés sont les plus touchés par cette affection qui se manifeste notamment par des lésions cutanées. Jusqu’ici, au moins 107 cas de phoques contaminés ont été dénombrés depuis juillet sur la côte de l’Alaska. Parmi ceux-ci, environ cent avaient apparemment des lésions sur leur peau et près de la moitié ont été découverts morts ou sont morts peu après avoir été trouvés, précise le NMFS. Les corps des mammifères montraient alors tous des pertes notable de poils, un retard pour muer et des ulcères cutanés ainsi que des lésions importantes dans leur système lymphatique, les poumons, le foie et le coeur. Par ailleurs, avant qu’ils ne meurent, tous étaient léthargiques et respiraient avec difficulté. Une maladie qui touche plusieurs pinnipèdes ? En vérité, une perte de poil anormale avait déjà été signalée chez cette espèce de phoques et fait l’objet de recherches depuis plusieurs années. Mais les chasseurs et scientifiques ont commencé à observer davantage de symptômes inquiétants de cette maladie ainsi qu’un nombre grandissant de cadavres. De plus, l’affection a également été constatée chez des morses en Alaska, laissant supposer, sans certitude pour autant, qu’elle pourrait toucher plusieurs espèces de pinnipèdes, la famille regroupant les phoques, les otaries et les morses. Pour l’heure, la maladie reste un véritable mystère tandis que les analyses ne se sont pas révélées assez concluantes pour en déterminer la cause. Un groupe international de chercheurs continue donc à faire des tests sur un large éventail de facteurs possibles dont une bactérie, un virus, un champignon ou des agents toxiques. Le 17 octobre 2011 à 20:07 • Maxime Lambert
Facebook Metallica’s Mission For Workforce Education metallica-give-back-1-million-toward-major-workforce-education-initiative Twitter News The titans of metal show their softer side by launching a generous community college grant program through their All Within My Hands FoundationNate HertweckGRAMMYs Dec 11, 2018 – 1:37 pm Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, some wear all black. Enter Metallica, by now known as much for their massive stadium-filling riffs as their enlarged hearts. The GRAMMY-winning quartet’s All Within My Hands Foundation has announced a new workforce training intuitive that will spread $1 million across ten community colleges to support more than 1,000 students, who will be known as the first-ever Metallica Scholars.According to a statement from the band, the funds will go to career and technical community college programs that “provide skills and services to students who are looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program.”Each of the 10 community colleges chosen will receive $100,000 in support. For the selection process, the band partnered with the American Association Of Community Colleges to conduct a competitive application process.“The All Within My Hands Foundation and Metallica are proud to announce this major new initiative,” said Dr. Edward Frank, executive director of AWMH. “The goal of our Metallica Scholars Initiative is to improve career opportunities for community college students in the trades… so that they have the skills and training necessary to find meaningful and well-paying jobs in their communities.” Metallica Give Back With $1 Million Toward Major Workforce Education Initiative Email https://twitter.com/Metallica/status/1072221500902526976 Metallica drummer and co-founder Lars Ulrich added, “All of us in the band feel fortunate that music has provided us the opportunity to be successful doing something we are passionate about. We want to share our success with others so that they can find a job where they can do the same.”For more information on All Within My Hands, including a full list of the community colleges selected, visit the organization’s website.From Punk Rocker To Motivational Speaker: The Surprising Evolution Of AngstRead more
Enlarge ImageIf you want a Gladiator Launch Edition now, you’ll have to wait until one shows up on eBay Motors or Bring a Trailer or something. Jeep April 4 has come and gone, and in that short span of time, a number of well-heeled Jeep fanatics rose up and spent way too much money on a limited-edition midsize truck.Jeep announced on Friday that it sold the entire run of 4,190 Gladiator Launch Edition trucks on April 4. The process to order one began online, but after placing their order over the internet, buyers were connected to Jeep concierges over the phone. The quantity of available Launch Editions was a nod to the 419 area code of Toledo, where Jeep builds the Wrangler and Gladiator.The Gladiator Launch Edition is based on a fully loaded Gladiator Rubicon trim, which includes beefy off-road components, LED headlights, an 8.4-inch infotainment screen, a forward-facing camera for off-roading and a whole bevy of safety systems. Jeep then added unique bits like an aluminum tailgate badge, special 17-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch all-terrain tires, leather seats with red accent stitching and special trim on the instrument panel. Buyers had the choice between a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic.All that unique kit comes at a price, though. The Gladiator Launch Edition cost a lofty $60,815 plus $1,495 for destination. Considering even fully-loaded Gladiator Rubicons have a hard time breaking the $55,000 barrier, that’s a significant chunk of change. Nevertheless, they sold out in less than a day, showing just how deep Jeep’s die-hard fans’ pockets can be.Then again, those buying the Gladiator Launch Edition have a chance to actually make a profit on the purchase while keeping the car. Every person who ordered one is eligible for the “Find Your Freedom” content, which will give one lucky Launch Edition buyer $100,000. Folks will have to submit personal videos to be considered, and one winner will be chosen by Jeep, as well as US Army veteran Noah Galloway. 0 57 Photos More From Roadshow 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch News • 2020 Jeep Gladiator costs $2,100 more than a Wrangler Post a comment 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2020 Toyota Tacoma first drive: Small tweaks make this midsize truck even better 2020 Jeep Gladiator is business in front, truck bed in back Jeep Trucks Review • 2020 Jeep Gladiator review: The Wrangler pickup truck that really hauls Tags Share your voice More about 2020 Jeep Gladiator Jeep