Paralympic medallists to be recommended for Padma awards

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) In a bid to give increased recognition to their achievements, the medallists from the Rio Paralympics will be recommended for the Padma awards this year by the Sports Ministry. “Sports Ministry will recommend the names of our star #Paralympians to the Ministry of Home Affairs for the prestigious #PadmaAwards,” Sports Minister Vijay Goel announced on his Twitter page. India won four medals — two gold, a silver and a bronze — at the Paralympics in Rio earlier this month. Thangavelu Mariyappan (High Jump) and Devendra Jhajharia (Javelin Throw) won gold medals, while Deepa Malik (Shot put) had claimed a silver. Varun Singh Bhati (High Jump) had won a bronze medal. The para-athletes were welcomed warmly on their return from Rio and were hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence. PTI PM PDS PDSlast_img read more

I have always run away from labels, says Akshay Kumar

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 13 (PTI) He may have done a spate of patriotic and issue-based films recently but don’t slot Akshay Kumar into a category just yet.The 50-year-old actor says he is changing his gear by doing comedy and potboilers next.”I hate getting tagged. I don’t like people telling me that ‘He does good action or he keeps doing patriotic stuff’. I feel suffocated when they try to put me in a corner, I feel like running away from it. I hate it. That’s why I’m doing films like ‘Housefull 4’, ‘Hera Pheri 3’, ‘Kesari’, ‘Good News’ and a horror-comedy,” he said in a group interview here.Akshay has booked the Independence Day weekend in Bollywood for some years with a release and this year is no different as he releases patriotic sports drama “Gold”.”I don’t do patriotic films to prove a point, I do it because the stories are so beautiful… I watched ‘Gold’ for the second time last night and I was blown away. We knew that we were making a sports drama but we didn’t think it would turn out to be such a commercial film,” he added.While most of the big stars stick to one or two releases a year, Akshay has always managed to give three-four films a year, which he credits to time management.”I never find it difficult to switch characters. Once the costume is off, and the film is over, I move to the next. I am not one of those who lock themselves in a room for a month to prepare for a role. I can’t do that.advertisement”People who talk about the in-depth process of getting into the skin of the character, I think, are lying. If the look is right, 70 per cent of the job is done,” he quipped.Also starring Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh and Vineet Singh among others, the film releases on August 15. PTI RDS BKBKlast_img read more

Watch: Ziva Dhoni grooves to popular Tamil song during CSK vs RR match in Chennai

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni stole the show at Chepauk on the field on Sunday but it was his daughter Ziva who hogged the limelight off it as she cheered for her father during the match against Rajasthan Royals in Chennai.MS Dhoni starred with the bat for CSK as he top-scored with 75 not out off just 46 balls to power his team to 175 for 5 in a tricky pitch at the MA Chidambaram stadium.CSK bowlers then restricted Rajasthan to 167 for 8 in 20 overs to win the match by 8 runs and register their third successive victory in the IPL this season. The defending champions are the only side which is unbeaten after three games so far.Ziva Dhoni was enjoying herself in the stands while all the action was unfolding in front of her on the field. The four-year-old was seen grooving to the famous Tamil song, Otha Sollaala, as her famous father led CSK to victory.Thala #Dhoni daughter Ziva grooving for#gvprakash ‘s otha sollaala#WhistlePodu @gvprakash #CSK pic.twitter.com/QfV5k3AhwAEI G (@chennaigvpfc) March 25, 2019Ziva also had Gracia Raina (Suresh Raina’s daughter) and Hinaya Singh (Harbhajan Singh’s daughter) for company on Sunday with Priyanka Raina and Geeta Basra also attending the match in Chennai along with Sakshi Dhoni.Superfam super smiles! #WhistlePodu #Yellove #CSKvRR pic.twitter.com/ZpiWlZ5kqdChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 31, 2019Ziva was also seen cheering for MS Dhoni in their previous match against Delhi Capitals in Delhi. The video of Ziva shouting, “Go Papa”, went viral on social media within minutes of it being shared by CSK.advertisementImran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar bagged two wickets each for CSK but it was Dhoni who was adjudged man-of-the-match in Sunday night’s game after he rescued his side from a precarious position and took them to a par score thanks to some big shots in the slog overs.Dhoni’s knock was laced with four boundaries and as many sixes, including three in the final over of CSK’s innings.When he walked out to bat at the Chepauk, the CSK fans gave him a warm welcome. It was a difficult phase for the Super Kings, who had been reduced to 27 for 3 inside the first 5 overs.But MS Dhoni knows how to soak in the pressure. He was first involved in a 61-run stand for the fourth wicket without taking too many risks.When Suresh Raina fell to a risky shot, Dhoni was none too pleased at the non-striker’s end but he wasn’t perturbed.Dhoni watched from the other end as Dwayne Bravo played a nice cameo to give the Super Kings some momentum. Once Bravo departed, the onus was on Dhoni to give his team a strong total.The Chepauk crowd waited in anticipation. The rebuilding had been done and now it was time for MS Dhoni fireworks. The last 3 overs yielded 60 runs. MS Dhoni smashed 4 sixes in his innings including 3 in the last over off Jaydev Unadkat.Also Read | MS Dhoni storms to his highest ever IPL score in Chennai after flurry of sixesAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni walks out to bat vs RR and Chepauk fans can’t keep calmAlso Read | CSK vs RR Highlights, IPL 2019: CSK beat RR by 8 runs in Chennailast_img read more

England vs Costa Rica: TV, stream & preview

first_imgEngland v Costa Rica England vs Costa Rica: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 14:05 6/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Harry Kane England 2017-18 Getty Images England v Costa Rica England Costa Rica Friendlies The Three Lions will hope to arrive in Russia clutching a convincing victory under their belts as they prepare for a send-off in Leeds England conclude their World Cup warm-up schedule when they face off against fellow World Cup-bound side Costa Rica at Elland Road in Leeds.Gareth Southgate’s side come into the game on the back of a 2-1 victory over Nigeria and they will be looking for a similar result as they look to arrive in Russia on a high.The win over Nigeria stretched the Three Lions’ unbeaten run to nine games, a streak that also includes draws against Brazil, Germany and Italy, as well as a win over the Netherlands. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Los Ticos also come into the game full of confidence, having defeated Northern Ireland 3-0 in San Jose over the weekend, and they have one final friendly to go – against Belgium – before embarking on their own World Cup odyssey. Game England vs Costa Rica Date Thursday, June 7 Time 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Sports 1 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on ITV or streamed live online using the ITV Player. UK TV channel Online stream ITV ITV Player Squads & Team News Position England players Goalkeepers Pickford, Pope, Butland Defenders Walker, Rose, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Cahill, Jones, Delph, Young, Alexander-Arnold Midfielders Dier, Lingard, Henderson, Alli, Loftus-Cheek Forwards Kane, Sterling, Vardy, Welbeck, Rashford Having played Jordan Pickford for the entirety of the game against Nigeria, Southgate has indicated that Jack Butland will play against Costa Rica.With a fully fit squad to choose from, there is likely to be experimentation elsewhere on the pitch as the Three Lions boss figures out the best approach for Russia.Potential England XI: Butland; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Rose, Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Henderson, Alli; Sterling, Kane. Position Costa Rica players Goalkeepers Navas, Pemberton, Moreira Defenders Acosta, Gonzalez, Smith, Duarte, Oviedo, Calvo, Gamboa, Waston, Matarrita Midfielders Borges, Bolanos, Colindres, Wallace, Azofeifa, Tejeda, Guzman Forwards Campbell, Ruiz, Venegas, Urena Costa Rica’s squad for the World Cup was confirmed on June 4 and there are plenty of talented figures within Oscar Ramirez’s 23-man panel, including Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.Navas was taken off after just 35 minutes in the win over Northern Ireland, but should be fit to feature against England. Otherwise, Leonel Moreira could get the nod.In attack, Arsenal winger Joel Campbell offers a potent threat alongside captain Bryan Ruiz.Potential Costa Rica XI: Navas; Acosta, Gonzalez, Duarte; Oviedo, Gamboa, Guzman, Borges, Campbell, Colindres; Ruiz. Betting & Match Odds England are 4/11 favourites to win the match according to dabblebet, with Costa Rica commanding odds of 15/2. A draw between the teams is a 10/3 bet.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Raheem Sterling England 2018England’s clash against Costa Rica is the last chance for Southgate to run the rule over his squad ahead of their opening World Cup game against Tunisia, which takes place 11 days later.Naturally enough, the strutiny has begun to intensify on his panel, with the controversy over Raheem Sterling’s tattoo and Danny Rose’s concerns over racism already taking the focus away from what’s happening on the pitch, so the Three Lions boss will have to work hard to ensure the players keep their eyes on the prize.And, with places in the starting XI still ostensibly up for grabs they will have to remain tuned in for the visit of Costa Rica, who are sure to provide a suitably stern test before things get serious.Los Ticos made light work of Michael O’Neill’s workmanlike Northern Ireland in their last outing and also claimed victory over Scotland back in March, so they appear to be well matched with England, but their form has been erratic, with defeats to Spain, Hungary and Tunisia also blotting their recent record.The result of the game will ultimately pale into insigificance come June 18 in Volgograd and the chief concern for Southgate will be for his players to come through the exercise unscathed, but primed for battle.last_img read more

Shaw Named Finance Minister of the Year

first_imgStory Highlights Managing Editor of the publication, Toby Fildes, noted that Mr. Shaw has an impressive roster of economic reforms that was started by the previous Administration, which demonstrates Jamaica’s political stability. Last year, GlobalMarkets recognised Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, as the 2016 Governor of the Year. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, has been named Finance Minister of the Year for the Caribbean by the GlobalMarkets newspaper.The publication focuses on the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank annual meetingsManaging Editor of the publication, Toby Fildes, noted that Mr. Shaw has an impressive roster of economic reforms that was started by the previous Administration, which demonstrates Jamaica’s political stability.“You have kept a tight hand on government spending – fiscal surplus is very high – which will help whittle down government debt,” Mr. Fildes said in a letter to the Minister, dated August 24.Mr. Fildes added that Jamaica has been cited as a stand-out performer on its fiscal targets and the new Government is now targeting faster growth.“These measures are paying off. The Minister recently approached the market with a liability management exercise. In addition, the country’s ratings have been on the up since 2014, with Moody’s lifting the country to B3 in November,” he noted.Mr. Shaw, in accepting the award on behalf of Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, the Government of Jamaica and the people, said he felt honoured and looks forward to collecting it in Washington DC in the United States come October.Last year, GlobalMarkets recognised Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, as the 2016 Governor of the Year.At that time, the newspaper’s editorial committee cited Mr. Wynter’s admirable stewardship during difficult times in the international financial markets, acknowledging him as a “well respected figure, who has been stable and solid amid change of Government”. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, has been named Finance Minister of the Year for the Caribbean by the GlobalMarkets newspaper.last_img read more

Province Speeds Up Green Energy Schedule

first_imgThe province wants to make it easier for renewable electricity projects to get built in Nova Scotia. In a new submission to the Utility and Review Board, the province has asked that Nova Scotia Power be allowed to buy renewable energy well in advance of target dates, giving projects more time to be completed. “Nova Scotians want green energy projects to succeed,” said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. “We’ve asked the board to allow Nova Scotia Power to start buying more renewable power as soon as possible, instead of just in time for the deadline.” Currently, Nova Scotia Power spending to meet renewable targets early may not be approved by the board. This discourages the power company from buying green energy before government target dates in 2011, 2013, and 2015. “Nova Scotia Power and its independent power suppliers need an early start to meet our deadline of at least 25 per cent renewable electricity by 2015,” said Mr. Estabrooks. “We’re asking the board to recognize this target as effective immediately. If projects make sense, let’s get them moving. This will give developers more flexibility to avoid penalties, get financing, and finish the job on time.” “I am pleased the province is supporting the stalled wind energy projects in Nova Scotia by extending deadlines and adjusting to the financial crisis of 2008,” said RMS Energy president Reuben Burge. “If we get projects going sooner we won’t need to change anymore deadlines in the future. The submission to the board should help create more upfront flexibility to get renewable projects built on time or even earlier.” In its submission to the board, the province wrote, “Renewable energy projects require time to be developed and constructed. Experience has shown that just-in-time planning does not work …[To] achieve the various renewable targets between now and 2015, all feasible projects should be permitted to proceed as quickly as possible.” This new policy would make Nova Scotia Power eligible to recover costs arising from the acquisition of low cost renewable energy supply. These costs would still face scrutiny by the board to ensure they are both legitimate and prudent. “The financial market meltdown happened just as the first big wave of wind projects were on deck for construction,” said Mr. Estabrooks. “We don’t want any green projects to wait around for the next deadline. We’re saying, if you can, build it now.” “The sooner Nova Scotia gets to its renewable goals, the better. That means keeping the door open for new projects everyday.”last_img read more

Parents upset Aboriginalfocused school recommended to close in British Columbia

first_imgAPTN National NewsA coalition of parents are concerned that the only Aboriginal-focused elementary school in the Lower Mainland in British Columbia is being recommended to be closed.They say the school is essential in the education of their children.APTN’s Tina House has the story.last_img

Review iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – It might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device — one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K — without actually owning a 4K TV.But in a way, that’s the point.Most people still don’t have 4K TVs, so the new Apple TV model doesn’t offer them much. But if you’re an Apple fan and already have 4K, the choice is clear. The new Apple TV 4K is out Friday starting at $179, or $30 more than the regular model. It’s a small difference compared with the price of your TV.It’s worth noting that alternatives to Apple TV are cheaper and equally capable at a basic level. All of the devices connect to a TV so you can stream most major video services on a big screen. Roku and Amazon have 4K models for less than $100 and non-4K versions for even less. Both are even ahead of Apple TV in being able to stream Amazon video now; it’s coming soon to Apple TV.But none of the rivals will play movies or shows purchased from Apple’s iTunes, at least without clunky workarounds. To watch those on a big screen directly, you need an Apple TV. And Apple has just sweetened the deal on that front.___THE FUTURE HAS ARRIVEDApple’s embrace of 4K is significant, despite the fact that Roku, Amazon and other rivals beat Apple to that milestone. Apple often waits until there’s broad enough appeal for new technologies. That time is now, given growth in sales of 4K TV and more movies and TV shows released in 4K formats.Parallel to that is the rise of high-dynamic range technology in television sets. HDR increases colour range and produces brighter whites and darker blacks. Better contrast means details in bright scenes aren’t washed out. Apple TV 4K supports HDR, too.___PATH TO UPGRADES4K is coming, just as high definition earlier replaced standard definition. The consulting company Futuresource says a third of TVs sold worldwide this year will be 4K capable, up from 25 per cent last year. But people tend to keep TVs for many years, unlike high-turnover phones.In demos with tech companies and visits to Best Buy, I find superior picture quality in 4K. Your couch needs to close enough to the screen to see the difference. My next TV will likely have 4K, but my 4-year-old Vizio HD TV still works fine (though I’m sure I just jinxed it).___ITUNES UPGRADES ITS VIDEO … AND YOURSMany Hollywood blockbusters now have 4K versions of home video releases. Netflix and Amazon are also trying to make their original shows available in 4K. But many indie and older titles remain in HD; even older shows like “The Wonder Years” are still stuck in standard definition.Fortunately, Apple isn’t making you choose now. If you buy something in HD through iTunes, you’ll automatically get the 4K version when it’s out. And if a 4K version is available now, it will cost the same as its HD counterpart. It’s never been clear why HD video is more expensive than SD when actors, directors and others behind the movies were paid the same.Lots of people were peeved at how the music industry tried to get them to repurchase the same songs on cassette tapes, CDs and then digital files. I have a collection of DVDs and don’t feel like paying again for higher-quality Blu-ray or digital versions.So Apple’s decision to treat 4K and HD the same is a good one. That only applies to iTunes, though. Netflix is charging extra for a plan that includes 4K, even when viewed on Apple TVs.A word of caution: While the new iPhone 8 and iPad Pros unveiled this past June will support HDR, they won’t display 4K. Even the upcoming iPhone X falls short in that respect.___BEYOND VIDEOThe new Apple TV gets a faster processor, which should make high-end games better to play. A new remote offers more precise motion control and a raised menu button to make it easier to orient yourself without looking. These features alone aren’t enough to justify an Apple TV 4K unless you’re a gamer. The non-4K version is getting the new remote, too. Picture quality is the same for both versions on regular HD sets like mine.In any case, Apple TV — with or without 4K — will be most useful if you’re already tied into Apple’s system with iDevices and iTunes. Given that rival devices are cheaper, what you’re buying isn’t the device, but an experience — integration and syncing with all your other Apple gadgets. For instance, 4K video taken on an iPhone will play easily on an Apple TV 4K.If you’re in that camp and are thinking of buying a new TV in the next few years, there’s a good chance it will be 4K, so you might as well choose the 4K version of Apple TV now. But if it’s longer, a better Apple TV will likely be out by then. The non-4K version will do just fine for now.last_img read more

Faithbased shelter fights to keep out transgender women

first_imgANCHORAGE, Alaska — A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states will urge a U.S. judge on Friday to block Alaska’s largest city from requiring a faith-based women’s shelter to accept transgender women.Alliance Defending Freedom has sued the city of Anchorage to stop it from applying a gender identity law to the Hope Center shelter, which denied entry to a transgender woman. The lawsuit says homeless shelters are exempt from the local law and that constitutional principles of freedom of religion are at stake.“The case is really about whether the Hope Center can operate according to its religious beliefs to provide the things that it does to the homeless population in Anchorage,” Kate Anderson, an attorney for the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom said before the court hearing.The shelter operators filed a federal lawsuit against the city and its Equal Rights Commission in August, months after a transgender woman complained to the commission that she was denied housing at the shelter.The city says it was premature for the shelter to ask a judge to block the law because the commission’s investigation wasn’t finished, largely because the shelter wasn’t co-operating. The investigation is now on hold.The plaintiffs maintain the person identified only as “Jessie Doe” showed up inebriated after hours in January 2018 and was not turned away because of gender. The shelter officials even paid for a taxi to take her to a hospital for treatment of a forehead wound from fighting at another shelter, according to alliance attorneys.The same individual showed up the following day and again was denied entry, according to the motion for a preliminary injunction. Plaintiffs say they want the federal court to make clear that the shelter is not violating the law.Alliance Defending Freedom also represented a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. In a limited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the baker, but it did not rule on the larger issue of whether businesses can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gays and lesbians.The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified the alliance as an LBGT hate group, one that seeks to push transgender people “back into the shadows.”Anderson said women at the shelter are most often survivors of violence, including rape and domestic abuse and that housing biological men would be highly traumatic for them.___Follow Rachel D’Oro at https://twitter.com/rdoro .Rachel D’Oro, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Icelandair stops Tampa service over grounded 737 Max planes

TAMPA, Fla. — Icelandair has pulled out of Tampa International Airport because the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets has left it short of planes.The airline told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday that it was immediately halting flights from Florida.It said the grounded planes made up 14 per cent of its fleet, and adjustments had to be made. The redesigned planes were grounded by all carriers worldwide earlier this year after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.Icelandair had been offering multiple flights per week to Reykjavik from Tampa. It earlier cut flights from Cleveland and Nova Scotia.___Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.The Associated Press read more

Spotifys Top 10 most viral tracks

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 18, 2013 12:04 pm MDT Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.UNITED STATES1. Grouplove, “Ways to Go” (Canvasback/Atlantic Records)2. The Civil Wars, “The One That Got Away” (Sensibility Recordings/Columbia Records)3. Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here-2011-Remaster” (EMI Catalogue)4. Lorde, “Royals” (Universal Music NZ Ltd.)5. Jack Johnson, “I Got You” (Jack Johnson)6. Kaskade, “Atmosphere-Radio Edit” (Ultra Records, LLC)7. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (Star Trak, LLC)8. Nine Inch Nails, “Came Back Haunted” (Columbia)9. Beck, “Defriended” (Fonograf Records)10. Smallpools, “Dreaming” (RCA Records)UNITED KINGDOM1. Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here-2011-Remaster” (EMI Catalogue)2. Jon Hopkins, “Open Eye Signal” (Domino Recording Co.)3. The Civil Wars, “The One That Got Away” (Sensibility Recordings/Columbia Records)4. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (Star Trak, LLC)5. Half Moon Run, “Full Circle” (Indica Records)6. Infected Mushroom, “See Me Now” (Dim Mak)7. Nine Inch Nails, “Came Back Haunted” (Columbia)8. Enter Shikari, “Radiate” ((PIAS)) Recordings)9. Disclosure, “Help Me Lose My Mind” (Universal Island Records)10. Jack Johnson, “I Got You” (Jack Johnson) read more

Green River Welcomes Library Week With Open House

The Green River Library played host to an open house to celebrate the beginning of National Library Week on Monday.The celebration included snacks, sidewalk drawing, bookmark coloring, door prizes and drawings for prizes. Throughout the day, the library welcomed students to visit the library and help kickoff the week. In the morning, those in grades first, second, fifth and sixth visited the library while those in kindergarten as well as the third and fourth grades visited in the afternoon.As always, the staff are there this week and every week to help the community with any questions regarding literature and all your library needs.For more information on National Library Week activities throughout Emery County, please see below. read more

GNBA releases list of compliant broadcasters threatens actions against others

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGNBA retain lawyers to enforce Broadcast Act; Monitoring Committee activeDecember 3, 2013In “Local News”Eight broadcasting agencies facing penalization; NCN and NTN includedOctober 1, 2013In “Local News”TV, Radio stations receive licenses from Broadcasting AuthorityOctober 18, 2013In “Business” The Guyana National Broadcasting Authority has released a list of all the local broadcasters that compliant for the year 2019; and consequently are the only broadcasters authorised to broadcast.The broadcasters not listed are deemed illegal broadcasters and will be penalised, the GNBA said.CABLE BROADCASTERS Premium Communications Inc.E – Networks Inc.Infinity Telecommunications Inc.Go – Tech Inc.Movie Star Inc.Northwest Television Inc. RADIO BROADCASTERS Freedom Radio Inc.Little Rock Radio Inc.Pinnacle Com. Inc. – RadioRadio Guyana Inc.Hits & Jams Entertainment Inc.NTN – Radio Inc.I Radio Inc.CNS Radio Inc.Multi-Cultural Communications Inc.News- Talk Guyana Inc.JREMKeystone Solutions Inc.National Communications Network (NCN) TELEVISION BROADCASTERS CNS Inc.Countryside Broadcasting Inc. Ch 19Community Broadcasting NetworkDave’s Television Ch 8 Inc.Little Rock Television Inc. – TVPinnacle Com. Inc. TelevisionSTVS Ch 4/21 Inc.Television Guyana Inc.Washington Channel 2 Inc.MTV Inc.NTN Inc. – TelevisionNational Communications Network (NCN) The GNBA intends to take legal steps within the parameters of the law, against illegal broadcasters. According to the Broadcasting Act 2011, Section 43 (C), anyone who carries  on a broadcasting  service  at the licensed  location  after the  licence  granted  to him has  been  suspended,  cancelled  or expired commits  an offence and  is liable on summary conviction  to a fine of one million dollars  and imprisonment   for one year and all machinery  and equipment  used,  or which  can  be  used,  for  broadcasting   and  owned  by or  in the  possession  of  the person   concerned is   liable  to   be  forfeited.Furthermore, the Authority plans to put in place a Broadcaster Award System to give recognition to outstanding broadcasters at a gala event. Those broadcasters will be the recipients of a number of trophies, plaques, monetary rewards, discount in broadcasting fees, etc.GNBA urges non-compliant broadcasters to bring themselves in conformity with the law and to honour their obligations to the Authority. GNBA looks forward to broadcasters’ continued cooperation. read more

The worlds first selfie is 180 years old

Robert Cornelius is credited with taking the first known selfie in 1839. (CNN)(CNN) Never underestimate the power of a selfie.The pocket-sized self-portrait inspires man to forgo common sense and get up close with wild animals or nuclear disaster sites. They can be life-affirming, and they can be deadly.There’s a museum dedicated to the phenomenon with photo opportunities in every room in lieu of exhibits. The term even fought its way into the Oxford Dictionary in 2013 and was named “word of the year.”And today, on June 21, enthusiasts can celebrate the art form with National Selfie Day.But before Ellen broke Twitter records with her mega-celebrity group shot and Kim snapped a self-portrait before Khloe went to jail, who invented the ubiquitous photography style known for the pouts and poses it evokes from subjects?That honor belongs to Robert Cornelius, a photography enthusiast from Philadelphia, who in October 1839 took his own picture in the backyard of his family’s light fixture store.Eager to try out daguerrotypy, a photography method that had been invented just two months prior, Cornelius set up a large box camera with a lens fashioned from a pair of opera glasses, according to the Library of Congress.And then, he froze.Light exposure then took between three to 15 minutes to adjust, so Cornelius likely had to remain still for quite a while to capture the photo.By definition, the subject of a selfie takes the photo with a smartphone and later shares it on social media.Cornelius didn’t hold the camera (early ones were far too large and heavy to do that) and he probably didn’t intend for it to be shared with the masses, but he took it himself⁠—enough to earn him the Guinness World Record for the first selfie and a spot in the Library of Congress. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’No-selfie’ zones in India after photo deathsFebruary 25, 2016In “World”Selfie deaths: 259 people reported dead seeking the perfect pictureOctober 4, 2018In “Entertainment”Italians shocked by man’s selfie after train accidentJune 4, 2018In “World” read more

Jagdeo has low expectations ahead of meeting with President Granger

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAppointment of GECOM Chair: President’s letter to Opposition Leader misinterpreted CCJ’s instructions – legal analystsJuly 1, 2019In “latest news”Jagdeo says he can submit list in 1 hour for new GECOM ChairJune 21, 2019In “latest news”Legal battle looms over appointment of GECOM chairJanuary 12, 2017In “latest news” Ahead of today’s highly anticipated meeting with President David Granger, the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo moments ago said he does not have “very high” expectations of the engagement.Speaking at a press conference less than two hours before the meeting, Jagdeo pointed out that it seems as though government is going into the engagement to discuss the interpretation of the CCJ’s advice for the two leaders to meet and discuss the appointment of a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission.According to Jagdeo, he is clear on what the CCJ meant in their advice.“It’s clear as daylight (what the CCJ advised)… a child in Guyana can interpret that but not this cabal,” he stated.“I sincerely hope I’m not going into a charade, for the sake of the Guyanese people…,” Jagdeo said.The Constitution stipulates that the Opposition Leader must submit a list of six nominees from which the Head-of-State will choose a GECOM Chairman. But the President now wants to submit three nominees to that list.Jagdeo has since shutdown this notion, but said he is open to President Granger informally suggesting candidates for the position.Moreover, the Opposition Leader noted that the only reason he is going into the meeting at 15:00h today is to fulfill his constitutional duty.“I am going to this meeting in pursuant of a constitutional responsibility to submit six names from which (the president) will select the chair of GECOM,” he noted.Jagdeo went into say that this recent move by government is a deliberate act to allow the coalition to stay in office when it should have been resigned and preparing for elections.“It’s a delaying tactic to continue to rape resources of our country… They will hang onto to office for dear life,” Jagdeo asserted. read more

Aggrekos modular liion battery system off to Gold Fields Granny Smith mine

first_imgAggreko is set to deploy a new mobile and modular energy storage system at Gold Fields’ Granny Smith gold mine, in Western Australia, as the temporary power, temperature control and energy services company looks to expand its 10 GW fleet of distributed energy assets.The deployment of Y.Cube, a fully integrated, ready-to-install lithium-ion battery system built on the expertise of energy storage firm Younicos, which Aggreko acquired in 2017, is all part of Aggreko’s hybrid microgrid solution at Granny Smith, one of the world’s largest renewable energy microgrids powered by more than 20,000 solar panels and backed up by a 2 MW/1 MWh battery system.In addition to the Granny Smith deployment, Aggreko said the Y.Cube would be used in several African mining projects.Housed entirely within a standard 20-ft (6.1-m) container, the 1 MW units can be delivered and quickly deployed worldwide, according to Aggreko.The system can cover a variety of applications from 1 MW up to multi-MW power output and is available in two versions: a 30-minute ‘power’ unit and a 60-minute ‘energy’ unit, the company said.“The 20-ft container houses batteries, inverters, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), fire protection and auxiliary components. These are tested and pre-assembled by Aggreko experts and controlled by intelligent software,” Aggreko said.It is designed for a wide ambient temperature range from -20°C to +50°C to match the often-challenging requirements of remote customer sites, the company added.Dan Ibbetson, Managing Director, Global Products and Technology at Aggreko, said renewable energy is increasingly affordable, but not yet as universally available as it should be. At the same time, energy demand is increasing.“Battery storage systems offer the flexibility required for safe and stable use of wind and solar power and increase the efficiency of thermal units.”He added: “In the Y.Cube, we have successfully combined proven battery expertise from Younicos with Aggreko’s containerisation experience. The Y.Cube enables us to provide cheaper, cleaner and smarter energy wherever it’s needed for our customers.“It is designed to fit seamlessly within the Aggreko existing fleet and can be easily combined with solar and thermal products to provide our customers with the lowest cost of energy. We are now building a fleet of Y.Cubes, which will enable us to quickly deploy on short notice.”The Y.Cube is available for short-term needs for as little as six months or for periods of years under Aggreko’s “Energy-Storage-as-a-Service” model, the company said. It can also be bundled with Aggreko’s other hardware systems as part of the company’s “Microgrids-as-a-Service” offer.Karim Wazni, Managing Director, Aggreko Microgrid and Storage Solutions, said: “We’re already seeing considerable interest from a range of sectors and applications.“One of the most economically attractive propositions is to combine the Y.Cube with natural gas and solar generation in off-grid applications. This could include remote mining sites, in weak grids like islands, or, with gas generators only to provide bridging power – for example in datacentres.”last_img read more

Equinox Aurizona gold mine ramp up continues

first_imgEquinox Gold says it has achieved commercial production at the Aurizona gold mine, in Brazil.The milestone, which occurred on July 1, follows the processing plant, in the month of June, operating at an average throughput of around 90% of nameplate capacity (8,200 t/d), exceeded 90% average recovery and producing more than 7,000 oz of gold. It also follows the first gold pour in May.Gold production is expected to continue to increase through the September and December quarters of 2019, with average life-of-mine production estimated at 136,000 oz/y.Christian Milau, Equinox Gold’s CEO, said: “Achieving commercial production at Aurizona is a significant milestone, making Equinox Gold a multi-mine producer and bringing us one step closer to our near-term target of having three mines in production in 2020.”With commercial production at Aurizona achieved, the final condition pursuant to the previously announced corporate revolving credit facility has been completed and the remaining $30 million of the total $130 million has been made available to the company.The mining contractor at the Aurizona operation is U&M Mineração e Construção S/A (U&M) and the EPCM contractor is Ausenco Engineering Canada.last_img read more

South32 address Illawarra road safety with Linfox Logistics deal

first_imgSouth32’s Illawarra Metallurgical Coal says it has contracted Linfox Logistics in a new six-year partnership that will improve road safety in the Illawarra of New South Wales, Australia.In what South32 says is an Australian first, Linfox has custom-built the innovative “Lin-Double” truck to address the unique challenges of coal haulage in the region. The partnership will see 25 of these new trucks join the company’s fleet.When in full use, the “Lin-Double” will reduce truck movements on public roads by almost 40,000 trips per year, according to South32, significantly improving local traffic flow and reducing the burden on public roads.“The trucks feature industry-leading technology including crawler transmission and a speed limiter with GPS monitoring to safely navigate the steep descent down Mount Ousley [Road] while greatly reducing the risk of brake fade to increase driver and public safety,” South32 said.Illawarra Metallurgical Coal has underground mines at Appin and Dendrobium producing high-quality metallurgical coal used for steelmaking. As a by-product, it also supplies small amounts of coal for energy. All of this is processed at its plants at West Cliff and Dendrobium, before being transported by road and rail down to Port Kembla in Wollongong.Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, General Manager Mining Services, Andy Hyslop, said the investment was a demonstration of South32’s commitment to safety and innovation and would deliver benefits for both the community and the company.“We are proud to be bringing safer trucks to the Illawarra while reducing the number of trucks on the road by around 20% every year,” he said.The company concluded: “South32 values the communities that support its operations, and with state-of-the-art trucks and improved driver training and management systems, this partnership will contribute to the region’s sustainability and liveability for years to come.”last_img read more

Apple to force all inapp purchases through App Store

first_imgApple certainly don’t do themselves any favors that’s for sure. Today’s news has it that they are further tightening control over the way e-books and other content is handled through the App Store.Multiple companies were targeted with a new regime. One big name in particular, Sony, is no longer able to sell content such as the aforementioned e-books from within its own apps, nor can it let customers have access to purchases made outside the official App Store.AdChoices广告The problem came about as Apple rejected Sony’s new iPhone app, which would have given readers access to e-books and allowed them to make purchases away from the App Store. Instead, Apple wants all in-app purchases to go through them.We are not sure what effect this will have on companies such as Amazon, who have currently got their own e-book reader app (Kindle). But if Apple continues to tighten the noose around this kind of content purchasing they will surely end up worse off as people could look at moving away to the open source Android platform (especially as Honeycomb will make it an even more viable platform).Read more at The New York Timeslast_img read more

Traditions of our homeland

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Cretan Folkloric Company will stage a two-hour concert displaying traditional elements of the Cretan cultural heritage, focusing on the quality of life in past times. Through narratives, music, song and dance, an attempt will be made to revive and promote correctly the life of earlier generations. Through an authentic presentation of their values, ethics and customs, we will bring into focus the true essence and meaning of their day-to-day activities and beliefs.Cretan Folkloric Musical Group: Michael Platyrrahos – Lyraki, Cretan Lyra, Vocals Con Platyrrahos – Cretan Lute, Nisiotiko Lute Manolis Karageorgiou – Cretan Lute, Nisiotiko Lute Angelo Gatsos – Acoustic Bass Guitar, Keyboards Arthur Natsikas – Daouli, Toumberlekidate: Sunday 29 April at 6:00 pm venue: Greek Orthodox Community Club 206-210 Lakemba Street, Lakemba cost: $10 entry fee contact: 02 9750 0440 or greekfestival2@goc.com.au www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.aulast_img read more