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Agrarian distress a major issue in Rajasthan’s Hadoti

first_imgAgrarian distress in south-eastern Rajasthan’s Hadoti region is getting reflected in the upcoming Lok Sabha election with farmers’ groups alleging that the BJP is skirting the issue because of suicides by a large number of farmers during the party’s rule in the State between 2013 and 2018. The Congress faces a stiff challenge in the region’s two Lok Sabha constituencies, considered as BJP strongholds.The farmers, who were earlier mulling over fielding their own candidate from the Kota Lok Sabha seat, dropped the plan following their inability to get the support of at least 400 polling booths. The Hadoti Kisan Union had decided to field a candidate if 30% representatives of about 1,300 polling booths in the rural areas and 750 in urban areas agreed to contest the polls.At the national level, the Rashtriya Kisan Samanvay Samiti’s plan to field 20 candidates from Lok Sabha constituencies where farmers comprise the majority of voters has also not met with success. The major political parties in Rajasthan and other northern States have not evinced interest in extending support to the concept of farmers’ direct entry into active politics.The farmers of the Hadoti region have been suffering losses since 2015, when rain and hailstorm caused extensive damage to their crops. The crop loss and debt burden led to suicides by about 50 farmers during the previous BJP regime. The agrarian community was peeved over the State government’s claims that “natural deaths” were being projected as suicides to claim compensation.Hadoti Kisan Union general secretary Dashrath Kumar told The Hindu that a consensus had emerged among the farmers that no political party would be able to resolve the agricultural distress as their actions were guided by “political expediency”. “Piecemeal measures such as farm loan waiver and payment of minimum support prices are not going to solve the problem,” he said.Sitting MPs fieldedThe BJP, which has fielded sitting MPs Om Birla from Kota and Dushyant Singh from Jhalawar-Baran, expects to get support of its traditional voters among higher castes and Other Backward Classes. The entry of erstwhile royal family’s Ijyaraj Singh into the BJP just before the 2018 Assembly elections has come as a major relief for the party, as his candidature from the Congress would have posed a formidable challenge. Mr. Singh was elected an MP from Kota in 2009 on the Congress ticket.Congress candidate Ram Narayan Meena, a senior leader who had won the Kota seat in 1998, has raised the issue of farmers facing difficulties after levying of GST on agricultural equipment and pesticides in his election campaign. Pramod Sharma fielded by the Congress in Jhalawar-Baran is a lesser-known face. The BJP has not lost any Lok Sabha election from Jhalawar since 1989.last_img read more

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Five images that made March a great month for science

first_img NASA Vivien Standen Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Mummies in Chile and Peru have survived intact for more than 7000 years. Now, however, increasing humidity in Chile, possibly caused by global climate change, has started to turn some mummies into black ooze (pictured). To stop the oozing, the mummies will be stored in an environment with controlled humidity.A live look at the AIDS virus With Arctic sea ice melting earlier and earlier, polar bears are being forced to change their diets, scouring dry land for seabird eggs rather than enjoying their typical staple: seals. The disappearing sea ice is bad news for both bears and seabirds, as hungry bears are raiding nests, and the increasing predation on seabirds will likely diminish their numbers. Officials in charge of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission announced that they will snatch a small boulder off an asteroid, as illustrated above, rather than bag up an entire asteroid. The goal of the $1.25 billion mission is to test an idea for protecting Earth from a potentially catastrophic asteroid impact.Polar bears turn to seabirds for sustenance Kaye Reed Two years ago, a graduate student searching for fossils at a desolate site in Ethiopia made an exciting discovery: He found a 2.8-million-year-old jawbone of a hominin in the sand. The partial lower jaw is the oldest known member of the genus Homo and pushes back our origins 400,000 years.NASA opts for boulder-snatch concept in its asteroid redirect mission Researchers have used a new technique to reveal for the first time a real-time map of an AIDS virus replicating in the entire body of a living animal. This image shows how the AIDS pathogen (yellow) declines in an infected rhesus macaque after receiving antiretroviral drugs. The research could be especially helpful in better understanding what happens during the first weeks after getting infected with the AIDS virus.Fossil pushes back human origins 400,000 years From oozing mummies to scavenging polar bears, March was a great month for science. Check out the five top images that defined the month’s science news.Climate change turns mummies into black ooze © Jouke Prop Philip Santangelo last_img read more

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Indian team bags bronze in men’s trap event

first_imgGold continued to elude Indian shooters as the trio of Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Mansher Singh and Zoravar Singh Sandhu settled for the bronze medal in the men’s team trap event of the Asian Games on Friday.Manavjit, Mansher and Zoravar combined for a score of 341 to finish third.Kuwaiti trio of Khaled Al-Mudhaf, Naser Meqlad and Abdulrehman Al-Faihan, who totalled 352, won gold and was followed by Lebanon (351).However the women’s trap team of Shagun Chowdhary, Seema Tomar and Shreyasi Singh failed to finish on the podium.The three finished fourth with a score of 181, a point behind bronze-medallists Korea.The gold was clinched by the Chinese team of Yingzi Liu, E Gao and Xia Tian, who combined for a score of 200 at the Guangzhou Shotgun Centre.The silver went to the North Korea team which totalled 191.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Stalemate over Indo-Pak T20 WC match in Dharamshala continues

first_imgShimla, Mar 2 (PTI) Uncertanity over the marque Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan atDharamshala continues even after a meeting between BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. The Chief Minister reportedly told the BCCI Secretary to sort out the matter with the families of martyrs and ex- servicemen in Kangra, who are up in arms against the March 19 match and consider it as an “insult” to the martyrs who lost their lives in Pathankot airbase attack. “The Government respects the feelings of families of martyrs and ex-servicemen and cannot resort to use of force against them,” Chief Minister Virbhadra was reported to have told Thakur. However, Thakur told the Chief Minister that the match was fixed long ago and in case it was cancelled, it would not be in the interest of the state and pleaded for hosting it as scheduled. The Chief Minister has put the ball in the court of BCCI and asked Thakur to sort out the issue with the families of the martyrs and ex-servicemen, who have strongly opposed it. “The public opinion is against the match, our ex- servicemen are respected people and it would be appropriate for the BCCI to talk to the ex-servicemen,” Virbhadra said. “The government had been providing security for the matches but this time, the families of martyrs and ex- servicemen are opposing it. They had gathered at the Shaheed Samarak in Dharamshala and taken a pledge against holding the match. “We are not stopping the match, but the government cannot use guns, lathis and tear gas against the families of the martyrs and the ex-servicemen,” the Chief Minister said in an oblique reference to security arrangements for the match. Whenasked about Thakurs apprehension that if the match was match was cancelled, the ICC may not consider hosting any international games in Dharamshala, the Chief Minister said: “I am concerned with the situation in my state.” Earlier, going by local sentiment, Virbhadra had written a letter to the Home ministry that the match may turn out to be a security issue. Senior most BJP leader in the state and Kangra Lok Sabha MP, Shanta Kumar too had conveyed the same feeling to the Prime Minister in a separate letter, asking the Centre to cancel the match. The state President of Ex-Servicemen and former Congress Minister Vijai Singh Mankotia said the question was of sentiments of the families of martyrs and ex-servicemen. “We are not against sports, but the public sentiment especially when there have been martyrs very recently from the same area where the Indo-Pak match is being held, the issue becomes different,” he said. PTI PCL SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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Hurricanes Blow By Islanders, 5-3

first_imgUNIONDALE, N.Y. — With both teams completing the second half of back-to-back sets, the visiting Carolina Hurricanes got the best of the New York Islanders.Jay McClement scored twice and Cam Ward made 21 saves as the Hurricanes beat the Islanders 5-3 on Feb. 28 for their third straight win.Carolina topped Washington 3-0 at home on Feb. 27 while the Islanders edged Calgary 2-1 on Long Island. The Hurricanes had the better of play throughout, peppering Islanders backup Chad Johnson with 41 shots and scoring twice on the power play.“We threw a lot of rubber at their net, and by doing that created a lot of opportunities,” Ward said. “I thought our game was solid throughout. We played big and heavy, didn’t give them a lot of time and space.”McClement tied it 1-1 late in the first period and then scored again midway through the second for his sixth goal. Justin Faulk, Brad Malone and Michal Jordan also netted second-period goals for Carolina, which beat the Islanders for the first time in four meetings this season.Michael Grabner opened the scoring for the Islanders at 11:47 of the first with his seventh goal, rifling the puck past Ward from the left circle. Nikolay Kulemin and John Tavares also scored for the Islanders.McClement’s first goal with 2:19 left in the first was scored when the puck deflected off his skate and past goalie Chad Johnson. The goal was upheld on video review ruling McClement hadn’t used a distinct kicking motion.Faulk put Carolina ahead 2-1 at 1:26 of the second with his 12th goal on the power play. Eric Staal and Victor Rask had assists.Malone made it 4-2 with 2:14 left in the second when he tapped a loose puck past Johnson for his sixth goal. Jordan added his second of the season on the power play with 8 seconds remaining in the second to give Carolina a three-goal edge.“We were controlling play for the most part, didn’t give them a whole lot,” McClement said. “We had to skate against them, get in their way, slow them down. We did a better job of that.”Tavares got New York within 5-3 at 9:35 of the third with his team-leading 30th goal. It is the second time the Islanders captain has hit the milestone. Tavares had a career-best 31 goals in the 2011-12 season.“Clearly we weren’t as good as we needed to be,” Tavares said. “They were the more desperate team.”It was only the second loss in 13 home games against Metropolitan Division rivals for the Islanders (41-21-2).This concluded a busy stretch for New York, which played eight games in 13 days, including three back-to-back sets. The Islanders were 4-3-1 in those games, starting with a 6-5 home loss to the Rangers on Feb. 16.“We can’t use the schedule as an excuse,” Islanders forward Matt Martin said. “Every team has a busy schedule.”The Hurricanes (24-30-7) opened with 10 shots before the Islanders had their first, and outshot New York 18-9 in the opening period. They continued the barrage in the second with an 18-10 advantage. They have now won four of five.The Hurricanes traded defenseman Tim Gleason to the Washington Capitals earlier Feb. 28 for Jack Hillen, who arrived an hour before the game and started on defense alongside Jordan.On Feb. 25, the Hurricanes — who are well behind in the Eastern Conference playoff race — also traded forward Jiri Tlusty to Winnipeg, and defenseman Andrej Sekera to Los Angeles.The Islanders, 23-9 at home this season, won six of 10 games there in February. Their next four games are at Dallas, Nashville, Florida and Toronto before they returning home to face the Rangers on March 10.(ALLAN KREDA)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Antwerp Ro/Ro Terminals Go Paperless

first_imgPress Release, October o9, 2014 zoom The Antwerp Port Community System (APCS) introduced the e-Desk for containers already in 2012, and this year the successful collaboration has been extended to rolling stock. The port of Zeebrugge (ICO and WWL) started the e-Desk for ro/ro in February, and now the Antwerp terminals are following suit, Port of Antwerp said in a press release.All exports of new and second-hand vehicles and exports or transit of containers can now be declared electronically, so that paper declarations and accompanying documents are no longer necessary. Each player who has four obligatory data items that form part of the export declaration can enter these parameters in the e-Desk. They are: the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN: the 17-character chassis number), the Movement Reference Number (MRN) of the export declaration, the type of document (export or transit, as they are processed in different systems) and the Customs office of the point of exit (Antwerp or Zeebrugge).The advantages of the e-Desk include the uniform procedure in both ports, and the uniform Customs reporting, which permits faster processing of the exit declaration. This in turn means that exporters can quickly and easily demonstrate that their goods have left the EU, which is necessary for the VAT administration.“The collaboration between Antwerp and Zeebrugge in automation of port processes is the result of smooth arrangements within the Cargo Community System, a non-profit organisation in which the ports of Antwerp, Ghent and Zeebrugge collaborate with the Customs department, the Flemish government and the waterway operators W&Z and De Scheepvaart to streamline the flow of information along the logistics chains,” the port said.last_img read more

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Huawei asks India to take informed and independent decision on 5G

first_imgBeijing: Huawei has urged India to make an “informed and independent decision” on permitting its 5G trials in the country as the Chinese telecom giant reeled under pressure following the US ban. The US has banned Huawei, the world’s leader in telecom equipment and the number two smartphone producer, over concerns of security and Washington has been pressuring other countries to restrict the operations of the Chinese telecom firm. India, however, is yet to take a call on whether it intends to place curbs on Huawei or allow the Chinese telecom equipment maker to participate in the upcoming 5G trials, that are scheduled to commence in 100 days. “The Indian Government or any other country must take an independent view to protect its own networks and data through its own standards, test mechanisms and policies. It is important to address cyber security risks through an evidence and fact-based approach, introducing checks and balances with a monitored participation rather than banning out of fear,” Huawei, which is based in Shenzhen, said.last_img read more

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Majority of firsttime buyers maxed out budgets to buy a home CMHC

first_imgTORONTO – The country’s real estate market may be taking a breather, but a new survey suggests the vast majority of recent homebuyers are maxing out their budgets to purchase their first homes.In its annual mortgage consumer study, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. found that 85 per cent of first-time buyers reported spending the most they could afford on their property.Despite this, 76 per cent say they were still confident that they would be able to make their monthly mortgage payments.Sixty per cent of first-timers and 69 per cent of repeat buyers reported having “sufficient assets” such as investments or other properties to help them if they were to run into financial trouble with their mortgage.The federal housing agency, which has been conducting the survey since 1999, says housing affordability continues to be the most important factor cited among first-time and repeat homebuyers, when compared to other factors such as a property’s neighbourhood, proximity to work and condition.More than half of those concerned say their top worries included unforeseen costs, paying too much for their home and rising interest rates.The Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate target four times to 1.5 per cent since July 2017. It is widely anticipated that the central bank will announce another hike at its next meeting on Oct. 24.Some housing markets across the country have already been feeling the cooling effects of higher interest rates coupled with some recently introduced measures like the new mortgage stress test and a 15 per cent foreign buyer tax in Ontario.Earlier this week, the Canadian Real Estate Association reported that national home sales fell for the first time in five months in September amid weakening markets in Vancouver and Toronto.Despite prices also flattening, the outlook on the national real estate market remains positive.The CMHC survey found that 80 per cent of homebuyers polled still believe that buying property is a good long-term financial investment. Sixty-six per cent believed their home value would increase within the next 12 months.The online survey, which was conducted in April, polled more than 4,000 Canadians who became mortgage consumers in the last year.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.last_img read more

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Sri Lanka offers to repatriate 10 Indian prisoners

Sri Lanka has offered to repatriate 10 Indian prisoners, currently serving their sentence in the island nation’s jails, to India to complete their remaining prison term.This was conveyed by Colombo to New Delhi through diplomatic channels saying it wanted to send the prisoners back as part of a pact signed by Sri Lanka and India on exchange of prisoners in 2010, official sources said. The Home Ministry is now in touch with the state governments and discussing with them where to lodge the prisoners to spend their remaining period of sentence once they are repatriated from Sri Lanka, sources said. Most of the Indian prisoners in Sri Lanka are from Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Majority of Indians were convicted in Sri Lanka for drugs-related offences, crossing over of international maritime boundary and other crimes. (PTI) read more

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BC premier congratulates Trump but glad ugly election is over

RICHMOND, B.C. – British Columbia’s premier is congratulating incoming American president Donald Trump, but says she’s glad the “ugly, terrible affair” of the election campaign is over.Christy Clark said the United States is a close friend and partner of the province and her job is to work with Trump to get the best deal for the province on issues such as the softwood lumber agreement.The softwood deal reached by the federal government in 2006 expired more than a year ago and negotiations to renew it are continuing as B.C., one of the world’s largest exporters of softwood lumber, tries to promote its wood products globally.“Remember, a president also works with a senate and congress so I’m sure that president-elect Trump will reflect the views of all of those people who’ve been elected in this campaign, not just himself, because it’s a complex system,” Clark told reporters Wednesday after an unrelated event.Clark said during the presidential race that women’s equality in politics was suffering because of the toxic tone of the American election campaign.She also condemned Trump then for lewd remarks he was caught saying on video more than a decade ago about touching women without their consent.On Wednesday, the premier said one positive that came out of the campaign was that young women around the world got to see that a woman can compete for “the most important office in the land.”“I think that was an important win in and of itself,” she said.“I would say to young women, if you want to be successful in British Columbia, the examples abound. But I would also say to women, don’t get dispirited.”Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said it’s too early to speculate on the impact the Trump win would have on the city.“Certainly, many people are hurting after such a bitter campaign, with far too much racism and sexism,” he said.“I think the United States and everyone connected to it have a lot of healing to do right now.”Robertson spoke against Trump’s proposal for a ban on Muslim immigrants last December, when he sent a letter to a developer. He urged the developer to drop Trump’s name from a tower being built in the city, saying the presidential hopeful’s “hateful positions” had no place in Vancouver.On Wednesday, he said it was hard to accept the content of the election campaign.“The racism and sexism are a huge concern in a city like Vancouver that’s so committed to inclusion and people of all walks of life being together and living in harmony.” by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 9, 2016 12:04 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 9, 2016 at 6:59 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. premier congratulates Trump, but glad ‘ugly’ election is over British Columbia Premier Christy Clark holds up a giant pair of scissors after cutting a ribbon at the new facility for the Pacific Autism Family Network in Richmond, B.C. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward read more

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Woman found unconscious in home with dead husband takes life weeks

The house where the couple lived in Cummings LodgeA few weeks after a 35-year-old miner, Kevin Dawson died, his young wife on Monday morning committed suicide at her parents home in Charity, Essequibo, where she was residing.This is according to grieving family members of the now deceased, Cindy Dawson.The audibly distressed relatives were reluctant to reveal more information surrounding the woman’s death to the media.Inews had previously reported that on June 5, 2017, the now dead Dawson was found lying unconscious several feet away from her husband’s deteriorating body, in the home they shared in Cummings Lodge, lower East Coast Demerara.Deceased: Cindy and Kevin Dawson in happier timesInformation provided at the time suggested that the young woman, who is a nursery school teacher, did not report to work. As such, her friends and family called on her, but received no answer.When they visited her home, a foul stench was emanating from the building and Dawson was found shortly after.Police had reported that the post mortem examination conducted on her husband –who had been dead for at least two days prior- outlined that he died from Malaria and Typhoid.Investigators believed that Dawson fainted when she returned home from work and found her husband dead.The duo had reportedly been together for some years, and got married months before Kevin Dawson passed away. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCummings Lodge decomposing body: Wife in severe shock, no marks of violence found on husbandJune 7, 2017In “Crime”Woman unconscious, found lying on decomposing husband in Cummings Lodge homeJune 6, 2017In “Crime”Cummings-Lodge decomposing body: Man died as a result of malaria, typhoidJune 8, 2017In “Health” read more

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Newtrax helps Goldex mine achieve true fleet data visibility and management

first_imgThe Goldex mine is part of the chain of operations and properties that Agnico Eagle Mines owns in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec. Like many underground mines, Goldex saw an opportunity to improve the visibility of maintenance and operations of their underground mobile equipment. Their objective was to find a way to better prevent vehicle maintenance downtime and become ultimately more efficient in their operations. One of the big challenges that most underground mines face is the difficulty in gathering data homogeneously when dealing with a mixed fleet of mobile equipment. Most mines will have fleets of multiple different OEMs that either don’t gather data or that do in very different ways, which makes it difficult to see the overall picture of what is really going on underground. Ultimately, having limited visibility on the data of the overall fleet can interfere with operations and the mines overall productivity. Goldex was looking for a solution that would help to bridge that gap, and in 2015, enlisted the help of Newtrax and began implementing Mobile Equipment Telemetry Solutions (MET). Over the last two years Goldex has seen improvements in their productivity and accurate maintenance predictions. MET solutions provide mine operators with essential data that can be pulled directly from any mining equipment. In the case of Goldex, this meant that they were able to attach sensors to their underground mining vehicles that could then communicate with the dashboard systems above ground. MET systems are used to collect massive amounts of data, and having the capability to access the data empowers the workers to make better decisions. Once mining companies collect the right data to analyse, they can then begin to understand the precise manner in which their machines are being used, how well each individual machine is functioning, and can offer predictive suggestions to increase both productivity and lower their costs.center_img Most operational mine keeps detailed reports and logs of day-to-day data. However, these reports have typically looked more like excel spreadsheets which are filled in manually. What Newtrax wanted to provide was a more visual way to collect and analyse data. To do this, Newtrax integrated an easy to use dashboard within the MET system. This provided mining operators the ability to navigate and control the collected data. The importance of visualisation is amplified when working with big data. Many people find the massive amounts of data to be intimidating and overwhelming. Having a simple interface that is user-friendly allows for better comprehension of the gathered materials.Goldex now has access to four different kinds of reports, these include:     Microsoft PowerBI Dashboards     Summary Reports     Detailed Event Logs     Detailed Graphical ReportsThese four reports make up the high-performance dashboard and take the big data that is collected and simplify the information down into understandable content.Newtrax was also able to create alarms that would appear on the dashboard in the event of an issue. The dashboard monitors and allows for visibility in the following areas:     Maintenance     Tyre Pressure     Shift Start and End Times     Operator Practices Reports     Payload Reports     Standard Production TimeAs an example, Newtrax installed Payload Monitoring Systems that were attached to each haul truck and worked in-sync with the MET system. The Payload Monitoring System would monitor and weigh each load that was carried up by the haul trucks. This system was implemented when mining operators realised that haul trucks, on average, were only carrying up about 60% of their load capacity. Since it has been in operation, the Payload Monitoring System has increased payloads and therefore can result in increased productivity.last_img read more

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Unisonie shut down this week and users say they werent notified

first_imgUSERS OF EMAIL service @unison.ie are complaining of being left high and dry after the service was discontinued earlier this week.Users who contacted TheJournal.ie have said that when attempting to access their accounts they received an error message simply saying “server is not responding”.The @unison.ie email was a free service provided with the Unison set top box from a Chorus/Internet Ireland joint venture in 2000.Digiweb, who now own Internet Ireland, have confirmed that the servers hosting the service have run to end of life and they will not be repaired.Digiweb say that this plan was flagged as far back as 2007 when Unison.ie was operated by Indepdendent News & Media. They say that at the time INM advised users that support for the service was being withdrawn and would run until the servers failed but not after.Digiweb acquired Internet Ireland, and with in the @unison.ie legacy servers, in 2010 and say that the original plan was kept in place until this month when the severs failed.This has not satisfied some users of the @unison.ie email however, they have complained that no notice was given that the accounts were to about to go.According to one user, when they contacted Digiweb to find out why the service had been cut without notice they were informed that: “Digiweb emailed everyone six years ago to tell them that Unison.ie would not longer be supported”.The user says they have asked for an emailed copy of this notification but have not yet received such confirmation. A request was also made to Digiweb to continue the service for another 30 days to allow users to migrate to another account, this was refused according to the user:As you can imagine, it is a major problem for people like me to have to contact everyone and tell them that their email address no longer works, not to mention the various websites providing membership services where it is the primary contact,Facebook, Meetup.com, Amazon etc.Other @unison.ie email holders have taken to the discussion forum Boards.ie to search for a remedy, with some suggesting that Digiweb attempt to put a system in place to forward emails onto new accounts.This would seem highly unlikely however with the server already having failed.Read: @ireland.com email users slam ‘disgraceful’ decision to end service >Read: Tourism Ireland buys ‘Ireland.com’ URL from The Irish Times >last_img read more

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American flag burning concerns Sabre Springs residents

first_img September 5, 2018 Ashlie Rodriguez, Ashlie Rodriguez 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSABRE SPRINGS (KUSI) — Sabre Springs resident Youngkun Weiss was shocked Wednesday morning to find a community flag had been burnt to ashes.Weiss said he and his friend found the abandoned flag pole in a park six years ago. In a move of patriotism, with his friend about to attend the Naval Academy, they decided to refurbish the pole and put up a brand new American flag. Since then it’s become a community treasure, seen from as far as the I-15, Poway and Rancho Rensquitos and kept in good condition by hikers.But Wednesday Weiss said he was filled with frustration, anger and disappointment, unable to imagine why someone would destroy the pole and burn the flag, a move that he suggested could have led to a fire.Weiss said the saddness is short-term, as the flag is sure to be replace as soon as possible, with Sabre Spring residents on high alert. American flag burning concerns Sabre Springs residents Posted: September 5, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Man arrested after Keys deputies find nearly 200 illegally harvested lobster tails

first_imgMan caught with nearly 200 illegal lobsters: https://t.co/RmY672b0bj pic.twitter.com/5j2DBrpoCJ MARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) – A man was arrested in the Florida Keys after deputies found nearly 200 illegally harvested lobster tails.Monroe County deputies performed a traffic stop Tuesday night for an unreadable tag, only to find 191 lobster tails inside 25-year-old Yordy Escalante Carrillo’s car in Marathon.Officials said 150 of the tails were undersized.The limit for legally-sized, harvested lobsters is six per person, per day, according to authorities.Carrillo admitted to deputies that he speared the lobsters, catching all of them that night. The sheriff’s office says he does not have a commercial fishing license.Officials said Carrillo was cited for possession of 191 speared lobsters, possession of 150 undersized lobsters and possession of 185 over-the-limit lobsters. — Florida Keys Sheriff (@mcsonews) September 5, 2018Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Teenage girl threatens ex with BB gun at school in Oakland Park

first_imgOAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – A 15-year-old girl has been arrested after deputies said she threatened her ex-girlfriend with a gun on campus.Officials said it happened Tuesday during class at Northeast High School in Oakland Park.The teen said it was a BB gun.However, that student was still charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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18 Wilmington Residents To Run In 2019 Boston Marathon

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Best of luck to the 18 Wilmington residents who are running the Boston Marathon next Monday, April 15, 2019:Jennifer BolanosDana CalumbyJill ChisholmEmily ColosimoSrephen DelaneyAnnemarie FitzlerPatrick GirouxSarah HjelmstadSherry IulianoJennifer KennedyChristina LachanceWilliam LongPaula MallettNathaniel OlsonDomenique RiedelBrian SchellKevin ShacklefordMiroslav TashevIf any runner has a link to a fundraising group they’re representing, feel free to email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com!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… Related22 Wilmington Residents To Run In 2018 Boston MarathonIn “Sports”Wilmington’s Patrick Giroux To Run Boston Marathon To Benefit Dana-FarberIn “Community”Red Heat Tavern To Host Fundraiser For Wilmington Resident’s Boston Marathon Charity EffortsIn “Community”last_img read more

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No gas in Dhamrai Manikganj for 10 hrs Monday

first_imgGas supply across a vast area of Dhamrai of Dhaka and Manikganj will remain off for 10 hours today due to tie-in installation between existing gas pipelines and newly installed pipelines crossing Kaliganga river, reports news agency UNB.According to a press release of the Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd, which is responsible for gas supply in greater Dhaka, the gas supply will be suspended from Bathuli of Dhamrai to Tepra DRS area of Manikganj, district town, Shibalaya, Aricha and adjacent areas of the district from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.The supply will disrupt all kinds of consumers including household, commercial, industrial and CNG refueling stations in these areas.last_img

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Harlem Park Community Assc Working to Restore Neighborhood

first_imgPopulation loss and vacancy are the biggest problems facing Harlem Park. (Photo by Tiffany Ginyard)There’s a buzz going around Harlem Park that change is coming.But first, members of the Harlem Park West Community Association (HPW) are working to bring some old things back— like the activism and leadership that helped this neighborhood thrive in its heyday.Harlem Park West Community Association was formed in April 2015, in response to the death of Freddie Gray, an unarmed black male who died in police custody, that same month. The board of directors is mostly comprised of people outside of the community, save the organization’s president, Joy Ross, who purchased her home on Fulton Avenue in 2014.“We just get out there and get things done,” Ross told the AFRO. “We want the people here to know that, in spite of the current structure and conditions, we are people that really care.”Historically, Harlem Park was a mixed-income Black community. Today, the median income is $27,000, the unemployment rate is 51.8%, and about 45% of the community is vacant, according to the 2010 Census. What was once a spiritual and cultural epicenter for Blacks living on Baltimore’s West side is now an eyesore. Vacant lots are littered with bulk trash, blocks of abandoned properties draw criminal activity, and desolate playgrounds give an air of hopelessness. This has been the scene in Harlem Park for decades too long.In just eight short months, HPW have made great strides on the home front. The beautification process is well underway– scheduled neighborhood clean up days have brought residents out of their homes and closer together; trees are sprouting from green spaces that were once vacant lots covered in concrete; and solution-oriented conversations are being held at least twice a month at the Harlem Park West Community Association meetings.However, the association’s biggest challenge so far has been boosting morale among the residents–people who, by and large, are scratching to survive and have lost faith in authority figures like the government and the police. They are all too familiar with broken promises– one being the “miracle interstate” project that was supposed to connect I-70 to downtown, now known as “the highway to nowhere,” and most recently the Red Line project, canceled by Gov. Larry Hogan last year. These were projects that would have brought major redevelopment and restoration to Harlem Park and the surrounding communities, but instead the blight continues.“I know it sounds cliché, but the power really rests with the people. It always has and it always will,” board member Ronald Bailey, said. Bailey has been a community organizer for over 20 years and has strong ties to Harlem Park. His role on the HPW board is to organize resources through partnership development. “I know the potential this community has, I grew up here. And I refuse to lay down and play dead.”Ross and her team say they are no longer waiting for things to turn around. The goal this year is to engage residents in what has already been started, and build more momentum from there. Part of the work is empowering and educating the residents on how to make change in their community, one household at a time.“We just do,” Ross said. “We are teaching people to own their responsibility as citizens. We don’t need another piece of legislation or proposal to get out there and do what needs to be done.”One of the strongest partnerships HPW has is with A Step Forward (ASF), a community outreach organization that focuses on getting people off the streets by providing housing and support services for individuals who are homeless, reentering the community following incarceration, recovering from substance abuse or facing other life-altering challenges.“We work closely with the neighborhood association to try to utilize our resources to help assist in any way,” Lela Campbel, ASF’s founder and executive director, told the AFRO. “The clients we serve participate in trash pick up, assist with the door-to-door campaigns, and have a general commitment to this community.”Harlem Park West has also joined hands with BUILD (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development), TRF Development Partners, the Sports Mentor’s Association, Roots and Branches Charter School and Kirby Lane Association.“Last year we set out to make positive change in Harlem Park West,” said Ross, “and it’s already happening.”last_img read more

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Artisanal wooden MAME cabinet with projector doubles as classy furniture

first_imgRather than hunting through Craigslist or eBay for an old arcade cabinet that you can put in your living room, designer Love Hulten created this wonderfully crafted wooden cabinet that won’t stick out like a sore thumb. Dubbed the R-Kaid-Redelux, the cabinet combines MAME, which is an arcade game emulator, and Maximus Arcade, which is software that allows access to different emulators — all kept within a polished wood housing.The controllers are built into the unit, but are wireless, so they can detach without the mess of being tethered. They’re made of polished wood as well, so they uniformly fit the overall aesthetic. The unit also makes use of an optional trackball (as some arcade games just aren’t the same without it) which can be magnetically docked.The unit is kept compact not with a tiny screen, but by not including a screen at all. R-Kaid-Redelux includes a 300 ansi mini projector, so the unit can remain a small size and be more easily moved between rooms. In the above video, Hulten shows off the unit in action, playing Street Fighter 2 and Metal Slug 2, which are only two of the 1,000 or so games held on the i3 PC rig kept inside the wooden frame.The Redelux is an upgrade of the R-Kaid-6, a unit Hulten built in 2011.If you’re into this piece, or would like to check out (or own) some of Hulten’s other work, head on over to his portfolio, where he notes that some of his pieces can be reproduced or put on sale.last_img read more