India’s First Deep-water Well

first_imgReliance has begun pumping oil off the Bay of Bengal, which, the company claims, will boost India’s oil and gas by 40 percent in under two years, reducing its oil import costs by $20 million a year.The company claims the oil fields it is mining hold 2.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent, four-fifth of which is natural gas. The company expects to begin mining the natural gas in January.India is the world’s fifth largest energy consumer.  Related Itemslast_img

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Crucial stretch

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting How close can Pacquiao come to a worthy foe? 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 Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end MOST READ And they will find the Dyip as formidable foes with the franchise in serious contention of finally making the playoffs for the first time.“The road won’t be easy,” Victolero said ahead of the clash with the Dyip. “Hopefully, we pull through. We just have to do it a game at a time and prepare well.”Magnolia is a notable powerhouse that is struggling in this conference, and its last four games after this one will be against sides also chasing playoff berths and not to be taken lightly.The injury-plagued Aces, meanwhile, also try to enhance their playoff bid, colliding with back-to-the-wall NLEX in the 7 p.m. contest.Alaska will be coming off a performance against the Hotshots that it would rather forget and move on.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crashcenter_img “They deserved it. They just handled us,” Aces coach Alex Compton, who with shrugs and head shakes also noted that he’s bracing for a treacherous path ahead as they battle TNT KaTropa and San Miguel Beer in two of their last four games.And while many could see the match against NLEX and coach Yeng Guiao as an easy one, considering that the Road Warriors are at 2-5, Compton sees it in an entirely different light.“[Do I feel] relief playing against the national team coach? I feel none whatsoever,” Compton said.“It’s exactly the opposite. Everybody has toughness, everybody’s a competitor in this league and when teams are down, that’s when they’re particularly dangerous,” he added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia is now playing with a sense of urgency—as what the Hotshots should do, with playoff positioning in the PBA Philippine Cup entering its crucial stages.“I told them that it was imperative to have a sense of urgency, to switch our mind-set to that of the playoffs,” coach Chito Victolero said as his Hotshots clash with Columbian on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Magnolia will be coming off an ego-boosting win over Alaska last Saturday, a 103-86 ripping of the Aces that got it on track for this crucial push as it tries to creep closer to the playoffs and qualify on a level playing field.“I trust my players that every time they find themselves in situations like this, they step up to the plate and lock in on the things that we need to do,” he added as Magnolia, the reigning Governors’ Cup champion, tries to start climbing out of the bottom half of the 12-team pack and contend like one of the favorites that it is.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe would have loved playing at Ynares Center in Antipolo again, since it was there that they displayed their sharpest form yet in dispatching the Aces.At 2-4, the Hotshots need to string up victories in a jiffy in order to avoid advancing with a twice-to-win burden against a top two team. LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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Behind-the-scenes heroes allowing Indian batsmen to prosper

first_imgIndia’s top-order is now the envy of the world.After the Fab-Five faded away, crushing defeats in Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa raised big concerns. Where would India get their next generation of run-machines? (Rohit Sharma overawed by Virat Kohli in Test cricket: Ian Chappell)Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly scored 105,512 runs betweem themselves till Sehwag played his last Test in the summer of 2013.By the time Sehwag was sacked because of constant failures, the onus was largely on Virat Kohli, who was just finding his feet in Test cricket and was beginning to look ominous in limited-overs cricket. Rohit Sharma would play a gem here and a gem there in ODIs but he was several months away from his maiden Test cap. And then came Shikhar Dhawan with a blisteringly fast hundred on debut against the touring Australians that made India forget Sehwag. (Virat Kohli ‘kicked’ about World Twenty20)Three years later, Indian batting is back to dominating the world. Virat Kohli is placed second in the International Cricket Council’s rankings for batsmen while Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are at fifth and ninth respectively. Limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has not had a great run lately, features at no.12. Indian batsmen haven’t had it that well in Test cricket even if the team is perched right on top of the ICC’s rankings. Playing on the turning pitches of Sri Lanka and India have not helped batsmen boost their averages but still three of them – Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay appear in the top 20. (Virat Kohli furious with questions on relationship status)advertisementThat’s not the end of it. Kohli is second in the ICC’s rankings for T20 batsmen – he had in fact topped the list briefly after accumulating 199 runs in India’s 3-0 whitewash of Australia a few weeks back.Rohit, who top-scored in the five-match ODI series against Australia with 441 runs, said it was the freedom to express themselves that has allowed the current crop of Indian batsman to bully international attacks once again. (World T20: Here’s why Kohli, Rohit will call the shots in Indo-Pak clash)”Yes, we have a lot of freedom to express ourselves. When you see us playing on the field, I guess you can make that out. This batting unit, especially, is fearless,” he told the Times of India.Sometimes Rohit and even Dhawan have been blamed for playing expansive shots early in their innings. But the stylish Mumbai batsman said their constant attempts to play those aggressive shots without getting their eyes in should not be seen as a sign of arrogance or over-confidence. (My best is yet to come, says Rohit Sharma) “We want to go out there and achieve the best possible result. Sometimes, things work and sometimes they don’t. Maybe to an outsider, it comes across as a sign of arrogance. But that’s not the case.””People need to understand that it’s not over-confidence. It’s just confidence in each other that we’re taking into every game. This is how we feel inside the dressing room and I wish an outsider gets the correct picture.”Rohit credited Team India director Ravi Shastri and batting coach Sanjay Bangar for ironing out the flaws in his and his colleagues’ techniques. Kohli, who had a relatively quiet year, was the second-highest scorer in the ODI series in Australia, amassing 381 runs, including two successive hundreds.A lot goes on behind the scenes for the stars to churn up these numbers, Rohit said.”The support staff and individuals like Ravi Shastri have made a lot of difference to this side. They’ve given us the space to go out there and express ourselves.”A lot of credit goes to Sanjay Bangar as well. He’s been doing a lot of work behind the scenes, spending lot of time with batsmen, creating a positive environment,” Rohit said.India’s top-three – Rohit, Dhawan and Kohli – have ensured India are no pushovers even on international tours. Yes, they lost the ODIs 4-1 against the world champions in their own den but their efforts ensured the hosts had to chase big totals on every occasion. Once, India came close to overhauling a record target and then they finally got there in Sydney to sign off with a consolation victory.The story does not just end with these three. There is Manish Pandey waiting to unleash his muscles while the likes of Sarfaraz Khan and Rishabh Pant are waiting in the wings to carry on the legacy of the Fabulous Five.advertisementlast_img read more

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PM meets Rio Olympics-bound athletes, wishes them luck

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today meet the Indian athletes who will represent the country at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and wished them luck. At the function held at the Manekshaw Centre, PM Modi interacted individually with the sportspersons, and wished them luck for the August 5-21 Games. The dignitaries who attended the function were Sports Minister Jitendra Singh, Sports Secretary Rajiv Yadav, All India Council of Sports (AICS) Chairman Vijay Malhotra, Indian Olympic Association President N Ramachandran, Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, Hockey India President Narinder Batra, HI Secretary General Mohammed Mushtaq Ahmed among others. India will be sending its biggest ever contingent to the Olympics this year with more than 100 athletes having already qualified in 13 sporting disciplines. The previous highest was 83 that the country sent in the 2012 Olympics in London. More athletes are likely to qualify in the coming days, and the Sports Ministry and the IOA are expecting more than 110 to represent the country in the Games. Notable athletes who met the Prime Minister today were shooters Jitu Rai, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Heena Sidhu, shuttlers PV Sindhu, K Srikanth, boxer Shiva Thapa, long distance runners Sudha Singh and Lalita Babar among others. The Indian womens hockey team along with chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach C R Kumar were also in attendance. National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu were also part of the gathering. During the send-off function the athletes were seen taking selfies with the PM and his autographs. “Great to meet our Honourable PM Shri @narendramodi ji..Thank you for all your support.jai hind????” boxer Shiva Thapa later tweeted. Several of the Rio-qualified athletes gave the function a miss as they are currently training abroad. PTI SSC ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

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BCCI threatens to call off NZ series, Lodha clarifies

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 4 (PTI) With the BCCI threatening to call off the ongoing series between India and New Zealand, the Justice R M Lodha led panel today clarified that they did not direct the banks to freeze the accounts of the Board and it can carry on with its routine expenses. Fuming at the defiance of its recommendations, the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel had “directed” banks, where BCCI holds accounts, not to disburse “large” funds to the state associations, a decision taken by the Board at its Special General Meeting on September 30. However, Lodha clarified: “We have not frozen the accounts of BCCI, we have directed the BCCI to not disburse funds to the state association. Day to day affairs, routine expenditure, matches, games, that should go on. There is absolutely no prohibition.” The BCCI, however, argued that state associations were dependant on the parent body for organising matches and they were unable to carry on their functioning in the wake of the latest directive from the Lodha panel, affecting their preparations for the upcoming games in the ongoing series against New Zealand. “The members are pained at the treatment meted out to them. They are dependant on BCCIs funds for organising matches. So far seven associations have communicated their inability to host games in the home season while nine of them have inquired about the matter. If things are the way they are, the series (against New Zealand) could be called off by today evening,” a senior BCCI official told PTI. “There is too much interference at the moment. People need to realise India has become a cricketing super power under BCCIs administration. We are the only sports body which has not taken a single penny from anyone including the government. We have created all the infrastructure on our own,” the senior Board functionary added. The all out war between Lodha panel and BCCI took an uglier turn after the panel, in its letter yesterday, told the banks to block BCCIs payments to the state bodies. “It has come to the notice of this Committee that certain decisions have been taken at the Emergent Working Committee meeting of the BCCI on 30th September 2016 to disburse large funds to the various member associations,” the panel had written. “You are also aware that the BCCI has chosen to breach the judgment of the Honble Supreme Court as well as the first set of Timelines set out by this Committee which includes the Fund Disbursement policy to be framed by 30.9.2016. “As the status report is to be taken up for directions by the Honble Court on Thursday, 6.10.2016, you are hereby directed not to take any steps towards financial disbursement of the amounts as resolved/approved after the direction dated 31.8.2016. Any violation of this direction will be placed before the Honble Supreme Court for appropriate directions,” it added. PTI ATK BS ATadvertisementlast_img read more

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Drama at GST council meet: Congress, Opposition parties were against lowering tax rates

first_imgCongress president Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Gabbar Singh’ barb at the Modi government for its Goods and Services Tax (GST) may backfire.Rahul has been accusing the Centre of implementing a flawed GST that has inconvenienced small traders and common people alike. However, when the central government moved a proposal to move several items from the 28 per cent GST slab to a lower tax slab, the Opposition objected the move.Government sources present in the meeting said the Congress and Opposition parties resisted the proposal to lower GST rates on several items during the 31st GST council meet on Saturday.A BJP leader, who is member of the GST council, said, “We want to know who the Gabbar Singh is now. This is doublespeak by the Congress and other Opposition parties. In public, they have been demanding that the high tax slab of 28 per cent must be abolished and all commodities should be moved to lower tax slabs. But in the GST council meet, Congress, the Trinamool Congress, the CPI(M) and the Aam Aadmi Party opposed the Centre’s move.”The council eventually moved six items from the 28 per cent tax bracket to lower tax brackets.Earlier, there were 34 items in the 28 per cent tax slab. This included both luxury and sin goods.Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said, “The GST rate reduction will have an overall impact on revenue of Rs 5,500 crore.”The items that were brought down from the 28 per cent tax slab include parts for carriages for disabled persons, power banks of Lithium ion batteries, video games and small sports related items.advertisementHigh drama in GST Council meetBut the final decision of the council was not without drama. When officials moved the tax reduction proposals made by the fitment committee that has been studying which commodity should be placed in which tax bracket, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac was the first one to protest, sources said.He reportedly said that there must be no reduction in taxes on any commodity and that the “time was not right for reduction in GST tax slabs”.Isaac was backed by Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayansamy, who also holds the finance portfolio.Sources said Karnataka Finance Minister too supported the stand taken by Isaac. West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra also opposed the government’s move to cut tax slabs. He said this was an “inappropriate moment” to do it.Sources present in the meeting said the Aam Aadmi Party also supported this demand. Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal, a Congress leader, is said to have maintained a neutral stand.The three newly formed Congress governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgrah did not send their finance ministers to the GST council meet. Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh sent officials while MP did not send anyone.A finance minister of a BJP-ruled state told India Today TV: “The demand for withholding the tax cut by Congress and other Opposition parties in the GST council meet completely flies against the stand taken by them in public.”Irked over the opposition for reduction in tax slabs, the NDA leaders accused them of doublespeak. Bihar Finance Minister Sushil Modi and his counterpart in Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, said the stand taken by these states in the GST council meet must be recorded and included in the minutes of the meeting.The Opposition parties, however, agreed to rate cut at the end without going for a vote, something which hasn’t happened till now in the council meets.Speaking to India Today TV, a finance minister of an Opposition-ruled state said the central government was bringing down items to lower tax slabs only with an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.”The BJP hopes this move will bring political dividend. High tax slabs for several commodities and compliance issues faced by traders have created a negative sentiment against the BJP and the GST,” he said.ALSO READ | GST Council Meet: Relief for common man as rates slashed for several goodsALSO READ | GST rate cut move towards 2-3 tax slabs structure: Top industry leadersALSO WATCH | Bonanza for common man: 6 items moved out from 28 per cent GST tax slablast_img read more

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Moroccans Top Foreign Communities Covered by Social Security in Spain

Rabat – Moroccan news agency Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) shared statistics from the Spanish Ministry of Labor, emphasizing that Moroccans top foreign communities covered by social security in Spain.The statistics highlight an estimated 244,358 Moroccans covered by Spanish social security at the end of August 2019. Nearly 1,270,675 foreign workers covered by the Spanish social security system come from outside the Euro Europe, while 862,231 people come from Europian Union countries. Read Also: 2019 Marhaba Operation: 2.5 Million Moroccan MREs Returned to Europe from MoroccoThe Spanish statistics, according to MAP, show that Moroccans are establishing themselves as the top foreign workers contributing to social security in Spain, followed by Italians at 133,460 people, and Chinese at 107,540.”The statistics from the Spanish ministry estimated the number of Moroccans legally established in Spain at 692,379 as of July 1, 2018. DataStatistics from Statista.com shows Moroccans leading the list of the foreign population residing in Spain in 2018. These statistics show the number of Moroccans living in Spain estimated at 682,515, followed by Romanians (675,086), UK citizens (285,698), and Italians(221,781). China ranks fifth with a population of 183,387.Spain’s overall population was estimated at 46,72 million in 2018.The World Atlas reported in July that Moroccans and Romanians comprise make 1.7 % of the total population in Spain. read more

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US Lanka to establish Partnership Dialogue

Sri Lanka is looking to have more robust engagement with the US, including through a “Partnership Dialogue” between the two countries that envisages to encompass all issues of mutual concern and benefit, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the US, Prasad Kariyawasam said.Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam said this when he was hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a premier Washington-based think tank, to speak on prospects for U.S.-Sri Lanka relations following the elections in Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry said. To a full room of attendees comprising former and current U.S. government representatives, think tanks, journalists and Sri Lanka-enthusiasts, the Ambassador detailed the transformation that has been taking place in Sri Lanka, since the presidential elections in January, and the reaffirmation of the new government’s policies in August through the parliamentary election and as to how these path breaking developments positively impact relations between Sri Lanka and the United States. In this context and recalling Secretary of State John Kerry’s fruitful visit to Sri Lanka in May this year, Ambassador alluded to the plans and prospects for a closer and more robust engagement with the U.S., including through a “Partnership Dialogue” between the two countries that envisages to encompass all issues of mutual concern and benefit.The remarks were followed by a question and answer session which focused on the way forward and as to how the government would address challenges that may impede the path of unprecedented progress made by the government. (Colombo Gazette) Echoing Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s address to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Ambassador reiterated the Government’s intentions to comprehensively address the issue of human rights and reconciliation in line with the mandate received by the Government through both elections. read more

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Palestinian women should contribute to conflictresolution initiatives UN report

The Secretary-General’s report on the situation of Palestinian women paints a grim picture of their plight. “Many women were killed or wounded and/or lost their husbands, children or other family members” during the conflict, he notes. On the economic and social front, poverty rates are rising while access to basic services, such as education and health, has been “severely curtailed” for women and girls. “Since the status and living conditions of Palestinian women are linked to the achievement of a peaceful resolution of the conflict, new efforts need to be made by the international community in order to end the violent confrontations in the occupied Palestinian territory,” writes the Secretary-General. He stresses the importance of involving women fully in “any conflict-resolution or peace-building initiatives” for the region. “It is also important that efforts be made to increase women’s full participation in decision-making processes at all levels.” The report also calls for bolstering UN relief activities in the area. “In view of the current crisis,” Mr. Annan writes, “it is essential that United Nations entities continue to operate in the occupied territory and the refugee camps and that the focus on the advancement of women, particularly in areas such as education, health, social welfare, human rights, employment and economic empowerment, is strengthened.” In particular, he urges greater support for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). read more

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Fiona Onasanya released from prison just four weeks into threemonth sentence in

“A referral under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme to the Court of Appeal can only be made if a sentence is not just lenient but unduly so, such that the sentencing judge made a gross error or imposed a sentence outside the range of sentences reasonably available in the circumstances of the offence.”The threshold is a high one and the test was not met in this case.”Under parliamentary rules only MPs jailed for 12 months or more are automatically kicked out of the Commons.Onasanya’s refusal to quit her seat has drawn criticism both from Labour and the Tories.Jurors at the Old Bailey heard that Onasanya colluded with her brother Festus after her car was clocked doing 41mph in a 30mph zone in the village of Thorney, near Peterborough, in July 2017.The court was told that she was sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution to fill out, but it was sent back naming the guilty driver as Aleks Antipow, an acquaintance of her brother, who was away visiting his parents in Russia.Her brother received 10 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of perverting the course of justice over speeding, including over the July 24 incident. Onasanya is appealing against her conviction. 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. Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya has been released from prison after serving a third of her sentence for perverting the course of justice.The MP for Peterborough, who was expelled by the Labour Party, was driven out of HMP Bronzefield in Ashford, Surrey, on Tuesday morning – four weeks after she was jailed.She was sentenced to three months at the Old Bailey on January 29 after being convicted of perverting the course of justice by lying to avoid a speeding charge.Onasanya sat in the back of a white Vauxhall with the closest window to her covered by a hi-vis jacket as it drove past photographers at speed.She has refused to stand down and trigger a by-election in her seat and having been freed under an early-release scheme, the politician – now sitting as an independent – could appear in the Commons for tomorrow’s crucial Brexit voting.The Daily Mail reported that she would be made to wear an ankle tag as part of the programme.The 35-year-old solicitor was jailed on January 29 after she was convicted at the Old Bailey.News of her release comes a day after a complaint to the Attorney General’s Office that the sentence given to her was unduly lenient was rejected. The Attorney General’s Office said on Monday: “After careful consideration, the Solicitor General has concluded that he could not refer this case to the Court of Appeal. Fiona Onasanya will be required to wear an ankle tag, according to a reportCredit:Steve Parsons Fiona Onasanya leaves HMP Bronzefield on Tuesday morning read more

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Assange tried to create a centre for spying inside the Ecuadorian embassy

“I think the first thing to say is Ecuador has been making some pretty outrageous allegations over the past few days to justify what was an unlawful and extraordinary act in allowing British police to come inside an embassy,” she said.Pressed over the veracity of the allegations, Ms Robinson said: “That’s not true.”She also said Assange’s fears of a US extradition threat were proved correct this week after allegations were made that he conspired to hack into a classified Pentagon computer.Assange faces up to 12 months in prison after being found guilty of breaching his bail conditions when he entered the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012.He made the move after losing his battle against extradition to Sweden where he faced allegations including rape.Assange is now expected to fight extradition to the US over an allegation that he conspired with former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined Assange’s supporters in saying he should be protected against extradition to the US because he exposed evidence of “atrocities” in Iraq and Afghanistan.More than 70 MPs have also urged the Government to ensure Assange faces Swedish authorities if they request his extradition. Ecuadorean President Lenin MorenoCredit: PABLO COZZAGLIO “This activity violates asylum conditions. Our decision is not arbitrary but is based on international law.”The president also made references to Assange’s apparently poor hygiene following allegations made by interior minister, Maria Paula Romo, which included Assange “putting faeces on the walls”.Assange’s lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, disputed the claims when she appeared on Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday. Julian Assange has been accused of trying to create a “centre for spying” in the Ecuadorian embassy that sheltered him by the nation’s president.Lenin Moreno also said that no other country had an influence over the decision to revoke the WikiLeaks founder’s asylum, which the leader claimed followed repeated violations by Assange.The comments in an interview with The Guardian show the degradation of Assange’s relationship with Ecuador, which allowed him to stay in the London embassy for nearly seven years.But the 47-year-old was dragged out by police in dramatic scenes on Thursday. He now faces jail for breaching bail and possible extradition to the US.Mr Moreno, who became president in 2017, said his nation’s previous government provided facilities within the embassy “to interfere in processes of other states”.”We cannot allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a centre for spying,” Mr Moreno told the newspaper. Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno 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. read more

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Cats DGB dualfuel technology cuts costs emissions at La Herradura gold mine

first_imgCaterpillar has been showing one of Mexico’s biggest gold mining operations that its Dynamic Gas Blending™ (DGB) technology can provide savings on fuel costs and emissions while maintaining the same performance, payload and productivity of its diesel haul trucks.The mining OEM and its Mexico-based dealer, Matco Cat, have been working with Fresnillo’s Penmont division to convert its entire fleet of large mining trucks at the La Herradura open-pit mine, in Sonora.Caterpillar’s dual-fuel DGB technology, which has accumulated 10 million hours in the oil and gas industry since 2013, works by blending lower cost liquefied natural gas (LNG) with diesel fuel, according to Cat.The resultant improvements in fuel, emissions and maintenance can add up to millions of dollars each year in cost savings, Cat said.La Herradura, since 2016, has acted as a great case study for the technology given it has more than 250 Cat trucks and the operation hauls at least 25 Mt of volume per quarter (based on Fresnillo’s most recent Q4 production results).In addition, the company has been looking for ways to “produce (gold) in a sustainable manner”, Fresnillo’s Abel Villa said in a recent Cat customer story.According to Steve Igoe, Commercial Manager for Caterpillar’s Gas Engine Business, the benefits of DGB technology include, primarily, a lower cost per tonne, realised through a lower fuel cost. “DGB truck operation with LNG has proven very beneficial to La Herradura, and this is why they have decided to convert their entire fleet,” he said.“Typically, LNG is 30% lower than the price of diesel. And, on a typical fleet at a mine, that adds up to millions of dollars a year,” he said. “And the trucks maintain the ability to operate 100% on diesel.”Cat estimates a fleet of 100 trucks spends approximately $60-70 million/y on diesel fuel. With 65% displacement to LNG using DGB, that fleet could save $13 million/y on fuel alone.DGB can also bring about a 30% cut in emissions compared with diesel-only operation – another important saving for mining companies looking at sustainability.Trials during 2016 and 2017 of the technology at a gold mine in Turkey and a phosphate mine in the US have proven these claims.For instance, the Turkey gold mine has retrofitted DGB technology on Cat 150-ton (136-t) 785C haul trucks and, since installation, has reached an average 70% average fuel displacement in addition to an operating cost reduction of $30/h.Fresnillo’s Villa said La Herradura had gone further than this in terms of displacement.“Initially when we started the project, the substitution rate was 70:30. We evaluated the results and changed the substitution to 85:15,” he said. This is close to the peak substitution rate Cat typically recommends.Villa continued: “We have an average reduction of 70% in diesel consumption. We also considerably reduced the amount of emissions. When we compare both diesel and gas, the operation is the same.”Cat said it observed a less than 1% difference in speed, payload and gear shifting, plus a 30% reduction in fuel cost, during one customer’s 5,000-h DGB trial.La Herradura has also seen no unexpected maintenance issues during the trials, according to Fresnillo’s Enrique Leal. This is in keeping with Cat’s focus on reliability and productivity, with the company saying it has tallied zero hours of unplanned downtime.So far, La Herradura has retrofitted 31 of its 785C haul trucks and a significant number of 240-ton (218-t) 793D trucks with the DGB technology.Fresnillo’s Villa said the operation also plans to partner with a third party to build an LNG plant near the mine to ensure a sustainable supply.last_img read more

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Kiel wants full revenge against Veszprem Gislason Chances 5050

THW Kiel VS MKB Veszprem After two matches in the VELUX EHF Champions League Preliminary Round, THW Kiel and MKB Veszprem have to decide, who will play at the EHF CL F4 in Cologne at the beginning of June. In German champion know that win over Hungarian champion will be a difficult task:– We need two very good plays against this awesome team to reach the Final Four in Cologne. We know that we must work hard. We have to play first at home. I think it’s not wrong, it won’t be determinative in this stage of the VELUX EHF Champions League. It will be huge fight, in my opinion the chances are 50-50, but we must qualify – said for the official club’s website, THW’s Alfred Gislason, the world’s best coach for 2012 in Handball-Planet visitors opinion.“Air France”, Daniel Narcisse isn’t happy because he and his team-mates have to travel to Hungary again:– That’s a pity to face Veszprém two more times this season. There were two big games in the group phase and the matches in the quarter-final will be much better. If we want to qualify to Cologne, we have to defeat every opposers. There’s no more weak teams in this stage – added Narcisse.THW Kiel defending EHF CL trophy from the last season. “Zebras” have played at all three F4 tournament in Cologne.MKB VESZPREM – THW KIELTHW KIEL – MKB VESZPREMTEXT: VIRAG FARKAS ← Previous Story Brasil, Argentina and Chile qualified for Junior WCh 2013 in BiH! Next Story → Veszprem has strong faith, Ortega: We can play better – Nagy: Kiel is beatable read more

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Double helping of Scarlets makes Leinster look at the big picture

first_img Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO“The international players are going to come back eventually. And it’s just about giving the coaches that tough decision where you’ve performed over that block and you’re not just going to hand that jersey back over easily.”Obviously, the team-sheets bear little resemblance to Scarlets’ enthralling 14-man semi-final win over Leinster last May. Yet as one of three surviving Leinster starters, Molony admits there is a scent of vengeance about the fixture.A lot of the players in our review this morning (Monday) probably wouldn’t have played in that game, they don’t have the experience of that. But for us it’s about driving that message that this is about us getting revenge, it’s about us not allowing a team to come to the RDS and beat us, and it’s a great opportunity for everyone.”The opportunity goes two ways of course, and having set the pace all season Scarlets will be loathe to be cut adrift.10 starting Welsh internationals is a difficult hurdle to get over, but the man falling between the stools of national selection policy, Tadhg Beirne is fit and raring to go again against his native province before a summer move to Munster.The Kildare man’s rise to prominence comes as no surprise to Molony, who can recall his eye being drawn by a fellow powerful lock as a schoolboy. Molony stood in the stands clad in light blue, Beirne was on the field for Clongowes Wood as they defeated St Michael’s in the 2010 Senior Cup final.Their paths certainly crossed in Leinster too. Molony’s promise, along with the imminent arrival of Ian Nagle, were among the reasons Beirne was deemed surplus to requirements and was instead set on a path to glory through west Wales.From delivering pizzas to delivering medals: Tadhg Beirne’s momentum has been hard-won“He’s been brilliant, he has really had a couple of great seasons over there. He was on 20 turnovers before the Benetton game, and I saw him get at least three, so he’s really putting a marker down and like last year I’m sure he’s looking to come over and make his mark at the RDS. 10 Comments Feb 17th 2018, 7:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Double helping of Scarlets makes Leinster look at the big picture The usual ‘one game at a time’ mantra was shelved briefly this week as the Pro14 approaches a pivotal few weeks. Short URL https://the42.ie/3851675 15,945 Views THAT OLD RELIABLE fall-back credo, one game at a time, was put aside briefly by Leinster this week as senior coach Stuart Lancaster showed his players the Pro14 standings and fixture schedule for the weeks ahead.There’s no getting away from it, there is a pivotal point of the campaign in sight. James Lowe in training this week. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOThe next three weekends present enormous opportunity for one of the Pro14 B Conference leaders to assert their dominance and build a buffer.Reigning champions Scarlets come to Dublin for a summit meeting this afternoon (KO 3.15pm, Sky Sports) and the sides need only wait another fortnight before clashing again in the return fixture in Llanelli.Set for down weeks in the Six Nations, these head-to-heads will be a test of depth given both sides are heavy suppliers to their respective national teams.Even so, Leinster must fancy their resources to power them out of last weekend’s late loss in Edinburgh and Leo Cullen’s stocks have been boosted by the return of Sean Cronin, Jordan Larmour and Jordi Murphy from international camp.And while Joey Carbery is the most surprising absentee to be held back from Pro14 duty by Joe Schmidt, with the Southern Kings to come in between Scarlets clashes (while Wayne Pivac’s men host Ulster) this four-game window could yet provide a very valuable return.“The two games against Scarlets will have a huge bearing on who comes top of the Conference,” Lancaster said in the Intercontinental Hotel on Monday.“Our run-in: we’ve got Ospreys, into the quarter-final (v Saracens) and beyond them Zebre and Treviso at home. So we’ve got tough games to come but equally these games against Scarlets back-to-back are going to be very important.” Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHOFixtures of this pedigree would be far more tantalising if they were scheduled at a safe distance from international windows of course. But these off-Broadway Pro14 rounds regularly toss up intriguing story-lines and breakthrough performances.During this point of the season last year, Leinster coasted through their four-game run while averaging 44.5 points per game. Carbery shone after switching to fullback during the run, and Cullen has preferred him in that position ever since. Adam and Ross Byrne linked brilliantly on cross-field kicks, now the wing has a Test cap and the out-half is almost an ever-present for his province.“It’s for the players who may not have got a look in earlier in the season to put their hand up,” says second row Ross Molony, who will complement the veteran talents of Scott Fardy in the engine room tomorrow. Saturday 17 Feb 2018, 7:00 AM By Sean Farrell Share3 Tweet Email “He’s able to get over (the ball), get a low body height, which is obviously really impressive.“He’s obviously been put into a pretty powerful back row there as well with (James) Davies, who is also brilliant over the ball, but probably over the weekend that’s somewhere we’re looking to target.“We have to beat them at the breakdown, they probably got the upper hand on us there when we played them in previous games so that’s going to be a real focus for us this week.”Leinster:15. Jordan Larmour14. Adam Byrne13. Rory O’Loughlin12. Noel Reid11. James Lowe10. Ross Byrne9. Luke McGrath (captain)1. Ed Byrne2. Sean Cronin3. Michael Bent4. Ross Molony5. Scott Fardy6. Josh Murphy7. Jordi Murphy8. Max DeeganReplacements:16. Richardt Strauss17. Peter Dooley18. Oisín Heffernan19. Ian Nagle20. Will Connors21. Nick McCarthy22. Ciarán Frawley23. Barry DalyScarlets:15. Johnny McNicholl14. Tom Prydie13. Paul Asquith12. Steff Hughes (captain)11. Ioan Nicholas10. Dan Jones9. Jonathan Evans1. Dylan Evans2. Ryan Elias3. Werner Kruger4. Steve Cummins5. David Bulbring6. Tadhg Beirne7. James Davies8. Josh MacleodReplacements:16. Emyr Phillips17. Phil Price18. Simon Gardiner19. Lewis Rawlins20. Will Boyde21. Declan Smith22. Corey Baldwin23. Tom WilliamsCullen backs Ringrose to slot back in for Wales as centre returns to full training‘I capsized twice in six hours… all I knew was my head got smashed against the side of the cabin’‘Every game is a chance to put a marker down, a step closer to that jersey’: Deegan delivering on 2014 promiselast_img read more

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Homeless man suspected of stabbing near Vancouver church

first_imgA 34-year-old homeless man appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of stabbing another man in the chest early Friday outside Peoples Church in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood.Jess S. Leonard faces a charge of first-degree assault at his Nov. 1 arraignment. Clark County Superior Court Judge David Gregerson held Leonard on $80,000 and appointed Vancouver attorney Therese Lavallee to defend him.The victim, Kent Richardson, 33, told Vancouver police that he was attempting to steal gasoline from a Dodge Durango parked in the church’s parking lot when Leonard leapt out of the vehicle and attacked him, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court. Leonard is accused of stabbing Richardson in the chest during the altercation.Richardson was treated and released at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, according to a hospital spokesperson.A hospital physician told police that the stab wound could have been life-threatening, according to the affidavit.Leonard admitted that he had confronted the victim but denied stabbing him, the affidavit says. He said he was just “defending his woman,” the affidavit says. Leonard’s girlfriend, Damania Berger, told police that she saw the altercation but didn’t see Leonard stab Richardson, the affidavit says. However, after the altercation, she said she heard Leonard say, “I don’t know. I might have stabbed him,” according to the affidavit. Berger took the knife from Leonard’s pocket and hid it, but police later recovered the weapon, the affidavit says.Leonard has been unemployed for about two years and homeless for about three months, according to court documents. He reported having some mental health problems, but court documents don’t specify the nature of the problems.Leonard’s criminal history includes first-degree escape, violation of a Superior Court sentence, violation of a domestic violence court order and false reporting, all earlier this year; third-degree assault in 2011 and fourth-degree assault in 2007.last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Katherine Rogomentich Named To Deans List At University Of Vermont

first_imgBURLINGTON, VT — Katherine Rogomentich, Class of 2021, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester at the University of Vermont.Rogomentich, from Wilmington, is majoring in Food Systems in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.To be named to the Dean’s List, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.About UVMSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Committed to both research and teaching, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field. Located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the nation’s most vibrant small cities and top college towns, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 national research university educating 10,513 undergraduate students, 1,542 graduate students, 826 certificate and non-degree students, and 459 M.D. students in the Larner College of Medicine.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Vermont via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Katherine Rogomentich Named To Dean’s List At University Of VermontIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Katherine Rogomentich Named To Dean’s List At University Of VermontIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Rogomentich Named To Dean’s List At University Of VermontIn “Education”last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Inc said on Wednesday it is testing a service that will allow users of its Messenger app to hail Uber rides directly from the app, without leaving a conversation or downloading the ride-hailing app.Uber is the first partner for the Transportation on Messenger service, which will be available to select users in locations where Uber operates in the United States, Facebook said in a blog post. Uber on Messenger will start rolling out in the United States on Wednesday, Uber said in a blog post.Lyft, a rival ride-hailing service provider, will be added to Transportation on Messenger in January, sources close to Lyft told Reuters.Users can hail a ride in the latest version of Messenger by choosing “transportation” from a menu or by tapping on a car icon within a chat.”Facebook is looking at this as a way to make Messenger more attractive,” Thilo Koslowski, Vice President and Automotive Practice Leader of Gartner said.He said the service provides a “huge market place” for Uber.Facebook has been aggressively working to boost the appeal of its messenger service, including making it mandatory last year for users to install a separate app to send and receive messages.Since then, Facebook has beefed up the app’s features by allowing users to send and receive money through Messenger.Still, the internet giant is playing catch up with Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd’s messaging app WeChat, which has offered similar services much earlier.Facebook’s shares closed up 2.1% at $106.97 on Wednesday amid a broad rally on Wall Street.last_img read more

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