Bail for alleged Maoist sympathiser in Yerwada jail since 2015

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Monday granted bail to Konnath Muralidharan, 66, an alleged sympathiser of Communist Party of India (Maoist), who has been in Yerwada jail since May 2015 after the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested him for possessing ‘objectionable material’. His bail has been previously rejected by the Pune court in September 2016.On May 8, 2015, Mr. Muralidharan was arrested at 6 a.m. after the ATS got information that he, along with an aide Chirag Palli, were operating from their hideout at Talegaon in Pune. ATS recovered hand written notes along with printed literature that talked about Operation Green Hunt, central military commission and other material related to CPI (Maoists).According to the FIR, Mr. Muralidharan introduced himself as Thomas Joseph and was holding names such as Sunny alias Rajendra Goppi Vijayan alias Raghavan alias Ajith Kannampillai alias Kannakaran. His aide Mr. Palli introduced himself as James Mathew.Statements of some witnesses were recorded and the ATS had seized laptops, CPUs, printers, three pen drives, 10 mobile handsets, five sim cards, two dongles and books in Malayalam from them.The ATS also recovered a fake PAN card in the name of Thomas Joseph with Mr. Muralidharan’s photo, while Mr. Palli had a fake Aadhaar card in his name.Mr. Muralidharan was charged with Section 419 (punishment for cheating by personation), Section 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc), Section 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), Section 471(using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 10 (penalty for being member of an unlawful association, etc), Section 13 (punishment for unlawful activities), Section 20 (punishment for being member of terrorist gang or organisation), Section 38 (offence relating to membership of a terrorist organisation), and Section 39 (offence relating to support given to a terrorist organisation) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).The ATS filed a chargesheet on October 14, 2015, before a sessions court in Pune. On September 9, 2016, Mr. Muralidharan who suffered heart ailments prior to his arrest, and suffered a mild heart attack while he was lodged in prison, moved a bail application which was rejected by the Pune court. The present bail application, filed in HC through his advocates Sudeep Pasbola and Susan Abraham, states that he has been falsely implicated, and that there is no evidence to prosecute him under UAPA.Justice Nitin Sambre granted bail to Mr. Murlidharan on ₹1 lakh surety and ordered him to report to Pune police station twice a month.last_img read more

10 Sikkim Democratic Front MLAs join BJP

first_imgTen MLAs of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) joined the BJP on Tuesday, making the latter the main Opposition party in the Sikkim, where it failed to win a single seat in the recent Assembly polls. The MLAs joined the BJP in the presence of its national general secretary Ram Madhav, who is in-charge of the party’s affairs in the northeast, and later met party working president J.P. Nadda.Mr. Madhav told reporters that the SDF had a strength of 13 MLAs and its legislature party had decided to merge with the BJP.The BJP is running governments as the main party or in alliance with regional parties in all the northeastern States except Sikkim. With this development, the BJP will become the principal Opposition party in Sikkim.The party won 15 seats while its rival, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), won 17 in the 32-member Assembly. Since two of the SDF MLAs had won from two seats, they resigned from one seat each, reducing the party’s strength to 13 in the House. The SDF was an NDA ally, but now the SKM has replaced it as a member of the BJP-headed North East Democratic Alliance.The MLAs who joined the BJP include Dorjee Tshering Lepcha, who has served as a Minister thrice in the Chamling government and is a five-term MLA, and three-term MLA Ugen Gyatso.Lone rangerThe SDF tried to put up a brave front saying that people of Sikkim were not used to national parties and one had to wait and watch to see how far this “new experiment” went.The SDF is now left with only one MLA —Mr. Chamling himself. “We are certainly facing the most challenging times,” SDF spokesperson P.D. Rai told The Hindu.(With inputs from Shiv Sahay Singh)last_img read more

Knee injury forces Juan Martin del Potro to pull out of Indian Wells tournament

first_imgJuan Martin del Potro will not defend his BNP Paribas Open title in Indian Wells after doctors told him he needs more time to recover from a fractured right kneecap, the Argentine said on Wednesday.Del Potro returned to competition after a four-month absence at the Delray Beach Open last week but, with his knee heavily strapped, looked unable to move around freely and lost in the quarter-finals to American Mackenzie McDonald.Del Potro had already pulled out of this week’s Mexican Open in Acapulco, which he won last year. He also missed the Australian Open in January.”I am truly disappointed that I will not be able to return … to defend my title,” Del Potro said of the Masters 1000 event that starts on March 7.”It is one of my favourite tournaments, and I have incredible memories from last year, but my doctors have advised me to rest. I hope to be back on court soon.”The Argentine saved three championship points on the way to upsetting Roger Federer in last year’s final. It was his first Masters 1000 title last year in the Southern California desert.With del Potro’s withdrawal, Taro Daniel of Japan moves into the men’s draw.The women’s draw already lost two-time winner Maria Sharapova, who withdrew with a shoulder injury.The tournament runs March 6-17 in Indian Wells.last_img read more

Koscielny hands Arsenal timely fitness boost

first_imgLaurent Koscielny has handed Arsenal a timely fitness boost ahead of their trip to Manchester City, with the Gunners skipper back in training.The France international was forced to sit out a 2-1 victory over Cardiff on Tuesday.He found himself on the sidelines after taking a heavy blow to his face during the FA Cup fourth round clash with Manchester United. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It was initially feared that he had broken his jaw, although the severity of the knock was reduced following medical examinations.With no lasting damage suffered, Koscielny is now ready to resume his efforts in 2018-19.He had already seen the start of his season delayed by an Achilles problem picked up towards the end of the previous campaign, so is desperate to get as much game time under his belt as possible.It could be that he is drafted straight back into Unai Emery’s plans for a visit to the home of the reigning Premier League champions on Sunday.An update from Arsenal on Koscielny’s fitness read:  “Returned to full training further to bruising and soft tissue swelling to face and jaw.”The Gunners will be hoping that their captain is ready to face City as they are currently contending with a number of other defensive issues.Sokratis Papastathopoulos also picked up an untimely ankle injury during the aforementioned 3-1 defeat to United.Arsenal were forced to name Skhodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal as their centre-half pairing against Cardiff as a result.There will be more creative selections to come, with their Greece international “expected to return to full training by the end of February”.Rob Holding, meanwhile, is recovering from surgery on his left knee.Ainsley Maitland-Niles may be ready for duty against City, but he will be “assessed” ahead of a journey to the Etihad Stadium.Henrikh Mkhitaryan will also have to prove his fitness before a decision is taken on his possible involvement against the Blues.One man who definitely will not be involved is Hector Bellerin.The Spain international full-back has been forced to undergo an operation after suffering cruciate ligament damage to his left knee.Arsenal say he has “now commenced recovery and rehabilitation programme”, but is set to be sidelined for the foreseeable future. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

India sweep mixed team titles to conclude best ever ISSF WC performance

first_img Next Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 21:15 IST Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary and 10m Air Pistol mixed team title at ISS World Cup in Munich. (@India_All Sports Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia won 5 gold and 1 silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Munich, GermanyTeenage pair of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won the 10m Air Pistol mixed team titleAnjum Moudgil and Divyansh Singh Panwar won the 10m Air Rifle mixed team gold at ISS World CupIndia produced their best ever show at the ISSF World Cup after sweeping both the mixed team titles on Thursday for a total tally of five gold medals in Munich, Germany.India topped the medals tally with five gold and a silver, while second placed China bagged nine medals — two gold, two silver and five bronze medals.India gold medallists included Apurvi Chandela (10m Air Rifle Women), Rahi Sarnobat (25m Pistol Women) and Saurabh Chaudhary (10m Air Pistol Men), besides the Mixed Team titles won on the last day.The pair of Anjum Moudgil and Divyansh Singh Panwar first won the 10m Air Rifle mixed team gold, even as the teenage pair of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary backed them up with the 10m Air Pistol mixed team title, rounding off a dominating show by the Indian squad at the year’s third International Shooting Sport Federation world cup stage.In fact, in the Mixed Air Rifle, it was an all India gold medal match and Apurvi Chandela and Deepak Kumar landed the country its lone silver, going down to their compatriots 2-16.Manu and Saurabh, in the Air Pistol finals, found it a bit tough against the experienced Ukranian pair of Olena Kostevych and Oleh Omelchuk but they won 17-9 in the end.Anjum and Divyansh shot 629.1 in round one of their relay to qualify as the fourth team, 0.1 points ahead of Apurvi and Deepak, who made it through as fifth having finished second in their individual relay earlier.advertisementThe gold medallists again bettered their countrymates in round two, shooting a combined 631.9 to top the eight-team standings. Apurvi and Deepak followed them with an effort of 630.2, setting up an all India gold medal match-up.Meanwhile, the Belarussian pair of Maria Martynova and Ilia Charheika won a thrilling bronze medal match against the Austrian pair of Olivia Hofmann and Alexander Schmirl 16-14. The Belarussians were down 0-10 at one stage before staging a remarkable comeback.In the gold medal match, Anjum and Divyansh were dominant with Apurvi and Deepak winning just the first two-shot series.In the Air Pistol competition, Manu and Saurabh also made their intentions clear from round one itself, topping the 76-team field with a score of 586 and then doing an encore in round two with an even better 591.World record holder Saurabh shot a 100 in his last series.In the gold medal match, against a team, which had a former Olympic champion in Olena, Manu and Saurabh kept ahead of the game from the onset, maintaining a four-point gap throughout.There was a moment when the Ukranians picked up three out six points for a semblance of a fight back, but solid shooting by the young Indian pair, meant they had no chance.The event format consisted of a first qualification round of three series of 20-shots each with each team member allocated 10-shots per series. The top eight teams would then move to a second qualification round and have another round in the same format.The top two teams would then qualify for the gold medal match while the third and fourth best teams would compete for the bronze medal.In the match-ups, each member would get a single shot and the higher aggregate score was allotted two points. This series would continue and the first to 16-points was declared the winner.Also Read | Munich World Cup: Manu Bhaker secures Olympic quota in shootingAlso Read | ISSF Shooting World Cup: Saurabh Chaudhary smashes world record to put India on topAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow ISSF Shooting World Cup 2019Follow Manu Bhaker India sweep mixed team titles to conclude best ever ISSF WC performanceIndia produced their best performance with a total of 5 gold and a silver medal, to top the medals tally at the ISSF World Cup in Munich.advertisementlast_img read more

Province Reaches Goal of Fully Committing Federal Dollars Creating Jobs

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter announced today, Feb. 26, that together with federal and municipal investments, almost $230 million has been committed to infrastructure projects that will create secure jobs across Nova Scotia. “We promised Nova Scotians that we would maximize every dollar of federal stimulus funding this province received, and I am happy to say that we have done just that,” said Premier Dexter. “The projects funded have helped attract and retain the skilled workers Nova Scotia needs, while keeping our industries active. “More than 100 projects are being delivered in communities across the province, and we will continue to make the most of every federal dollar to strengthen Nova Scotia’s economy.” In 2009, the federal government allocated $104 million to Nova Scotia to complete infrastructure projects before March 2011. The province and municipalities contributed about $126 million under the program. Some projects were completed last year, while others will start during the coming construction season. “Infrastructure investments by all levels of government have helped reduce the negative effects of the global economic downturn and supported the road building industry, which is an important economic driver for the province,” said Grant Feltmate, executive director of the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association. “For example, a typical $2 million paving contract generates 60 direct jobs, $200,000 worth of business for the trucking industry and significant spin-off expenditures for local businesses.” A variety of much-needed infrastructure improvements are now being carried out, including highway paving and construction, water system upgrades, and bridge improvements. “Partnering with the federal and municipal governments to improve our province’s infrastructure is an important part of stimulating Nova Scotia’s economy,” said Premier Dexter. “I look forward to continuing this level of co-operation on future projects to make life better for all Nova Scotians.”last_img read more

Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks At United Nations Climate Summit

first_img“We are not here to talk, we are here to make history,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told world leaders at an “unprecedented and important gathering” that aims to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal.Video: Leonardo DiCaprio (UN Messenger of Peace) at the opening of Climate Summit 2014“The human, environmental and financial cost of climate change is fast becoming unbearable,” Mr. Ban told the opening ceremony of his much-anticipated Climate Summit in the General Assembly Hall. “We need a clear shared vision.”Many of the more than 120 Heads of States and Government, business, finance and civil society representatives are today expected to announce commitments that will reduce emissions, enhance resistance to climate change and mobilize financing for climate action.“I am asking you to lead,” Mr. Ban told them. “We must cut emissions. Science says they must peak by 2020 and decline sharply thereafter. By the end of this century we must be carbon neutral.”Underscoring the importance of climate change as the defining issue of our age, Mr. Ban noted that the international community’s response today will define the future.He noted that UN Headquarters, which was heavily impacted by Super Storm Sandy, will be carbon neutral by 2020.“To ride this storm we need all hands on deck,” the top United Nations official summed. “Today we must set the world on a new course.”Over the course of the day, participants will announce national action and ambition plans, and take part in thematic discussions on topics ranging from climate science to climate, health and jobs.The UN also hopes to raise at least $10-15 billion during the Summit for the flagship Green Climate Fund created to support developing countries on their path to low-emission and climate resilient development.Speaking to journalists later in the day, Mr. Ban recalled walking in the People’s March on Sunday with more than 300,000 people concerned about climate change.“They asked me to bring their voices into the halls of the United Nations,” he said in reference to a box he was given with 2 million signatures.“That is what I have done. Our duty now is to listen,” he added in a press conference alongside President François Hollande of France and Peru’s President Ollanta Humala.Mr. Ban highlighted some of the announcements being made at today’s Summit. They include a Mayor’s Compact, signed by more than 200 mayors representing 400 million people, to reduce annual emissions by between 12.4 and 16.4 per cent.The UN chief also noted some announcements by some of the world’s largest and most well-known companies to adapt their supply chains to reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change, as well as assist 500 million farmers in the process.Among other announcements, oil and gas companies are to pledge efforts to curb the release of methane gas, and some of the largest financial institutions will shift more than 200 billion dollars toward building low-carbon economies by 2015.Also addressing today’s opening, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said there is only one option – urgent, daring action on climate change.He vowed to follow through on climate efforts initiated by his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, who is now Mr. Ban’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. On Sunday, Mr. de Blasio announced that New York City is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the earth’s surface than any other decade since 1850, noted the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairperson, Rajendra Pachauri.“How on Earth can we leave our children with a world like this,” he asked. “I’m not sure I could stand before you if the threats of climate change had no solutions. But they do.”“We are told the costs of limiting climate change are unaffordable – they are not, but wait until you get the bill for inaction,” Mr. Pachauri added.Former United States Vice-President Al Gore underscored that the world has entered a period of consequences.“The path to change is here,” he noted. “All we need is political will. But political will is a renewable resource.”Participants also heard from newly-appointed UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio who said he was speaking not as an expert but as one of the 400,000 concerned citizens who marched in New York on Sunday, as part of the worldwide Peoples’ Climate March demonstrations.“As an actor I pretend for a living, I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe mankind has looked at climate change in the same way, as if pretending climate change wasn’t real it would go away. But I think we know now that isn’t the case,” he said.Listing of aspects of climate change, such as ocean acidification and melting glaciers, he underscored that “none of this is rhetoric, none of this hysteria, this is fact.”Mr. DiCaprio addressed the Summit ahead of actor Li Bingbing, a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador.Speaking on behalf of civil society, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands, delivered a moving poem to her infant daughter saying that she “won’t let her down” on climate change action. The infant was brought onstage, met with a standing ovation.Before the Government officials spoke, the President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, highlighted the two objectives of the meeting – to generate ambitious action on cutting gas emissions, increasing resilience and propelling the world towards a cleaner, greener economy, and to mobilize political will towards a meaningful, universal climate change agreement in Paris in 2015.Those climate talks are being overseen by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.last_img read more

UN refugee chief begins visit to volatile eastern DR Congo

António Guterres is expected to fly over the conflict zone in North Kivu province and assess UN operations there, according to a press release issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva.An estimated 800,000 Congolese are now internally displaced within North Kivu, including 170,000 who have been forced to flee in only the past four months since fighting escalated between Government forces (known as FARDC), renegade troops loyal to General Laurent Nkunda and rebels.The security situation is so difficult that UNHCR teams and other relief workers are unable to reach many areas of North Kivu, which borders Rwanda and Uganda in the far east of the vast DRC.Yesterday Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement through his spokesperson expressing alarm at the intense fighting and its impact on civilians.“The United Nations is working closely with the Government of the DRC and with others to help bring peace and security to this troubled region,” the statement noted. “The Secretary-General calls on the forces of Laurent Nkunda to lay down their arms.”More than 4,500 blue helmets with the UN peacekeeping mission to the DRC (known by its French acronym MONUC) have been deployed to North Kivu to help ensure the defence of Goma, the provincial capital, and the key town of Saké.Before leaving Geneva, Mr. Guterres said he was “deeply concerned by the suffering of the people and the terrible humanitarian situation they are facing, made even worse by this fresh round of fighting. I also want to visit our staff who are working under great pressure and security constraints to provide those displaced with the assistance and protection they badly need.”The High Commissioner is scheduled to arrive tonight in Kinshasa, the DRC capital, where he will hold talks tomorrow with President Laurent Kabila. Then he is slated to head to Goma, where he will meet with local authorities, MONUC officials, UN agencies and partner humanitarian organizations. He will also visit areas where the displaced are sheltering, including camps and makeshift sites that are already reaching full capacity.The eastern DRC remains the most violent region in the country, where MONUC has otherwise overseen the transition from a six-year civil war that cost 4 million lives in fighting and attendant hunger and disease – widely considered the most lethal conflict in the world since World War II – to gradual stabilization, culminating in the first democratic elections in over four decades last year. 13 December 2007The United Nations refugee chief today starts a five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where tens of thousands of people are on the move again in the volatile east of the country after some of the worst fighting since the civil war ended in 2003. read more

Springleaf buying OneMain Financial from a Citigroup subsidiary for 425 billion

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Springleaf buying OneMain Financial from a Citigroup subsidiary for $4.25 billion EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Personal finance company Springleaf Holdings is buying Citigroup’s OneMain Financial for $4.25 billion.OneMain Financial Holdings Inc. of Baltimore provides personal loans and has more than 1,100 neighbourhood branches across 43 states. The Citigroup subsidiary, originally founded as Commercial Credit, has about 5,600 employees. It has acquired companies such as The Associates and Washington Mutual Finance over the years.“While this business didn’t fit our strategy, it serves customers who deserve and need credit,” Citi CEO Michael Corbat said in a printed statement.Citi said that it will use part of the proceeds from the sale to retire certain funding that currently supports Citi Holdings. The sale, along with retirement of the related funding, are expected to result in a net addition to earnings before income taxes of approximately $1 billion.Springleaf Holdings Inc. of Evansville, Indiana will consolidate approximately 200 branches beginning in the middle of next year. The combined company is expected to have 1,967 branches across 43 states. The Springleaf brand will begin to be phased out in 2016 and use the name OneMain.Springleaf CEO Jay Levine will lead the combined company.The boards at Springleaf and Citigroup have approved the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter.Once the transaction is complete, the combined company will be run from Springleaf’s executive office in Connecticut. It will maintain a significant presence in Evansville and Baltimore and run key operations out of Wilmington, Delaware; Chicago; London, Kentucky; Mendota Heights, Minnesota; Tempe, Arizona; Fort Mill, South Carolina; and Irving and Fort Worth, Texas.Shares of Citigroup Inc. rose 56 cents to $54.05 in premarket trading Tuesday. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 3, 2015 5:14 am MDT read more

Element Six synthetic diamond will help hard rock cutting achieve true potential

first_imgDue to confidentiality agreements, Bening would not specify which OEMs are trialling PCD in the hard rock cutting space but confirmed that E6 is working on PCD prototype testing and trials with several leading players and has achieved impressive results.Taking a hard rock cutting unit, E6 can supply the PCD material on its own, the whole component, the pick or the disc cutter, whatever the customer wants, but primarily E6 is a materials expert.Bening told IM: “Today there is a lot of advanced testing and fine tuning using our PCD in the cutting tools of the latest hard rock cutting mining machines. In the next five to ten years I see continuous hard rock cutting going commercial throughout the mining industry and E6’s PCD technology will undoubtedly form an important part of that.”As previously published by IM, major developers of continuous hard rock cutting machines for mining include Epiroc (Mobile Miner), Sandvik (MX650), Caterpillar (Rock Header/Rock Straight) and Komatsu (DynaCut).And hard rock cutting is not the only mining focus. PCD also has potential in down the hole (DTH) drilling where Percussive Diamond Inserts are used on the bits, and again advanced trials are ongoing with the main global manufacturers of drill bits, with a lot of success so far. PCD means a lot of energy savings in bit use, and bits keeping their shape much longer meaning no regrinding is needed. Element Six, as a company, was set up to harness the unique properties of synthetic diamond (polycrystalline diamond or PCD) and tungsten carbide to deliver supermaterials that improve the efficiency, performance and reliability of industrial tools and technology, including in mining.IM recently met with Element Six (E6) Global Sales Director, Mining, Road & WP, Markus Bening, to better understand what this means for the mining industry and what progress has been made.It is worth remembering that the company while focussing on advanced materials also has a unique position in the industry, with diamond mining major De Beers Group the 100% owner of the technologies part of the business, and De Beers Group, itself, part of global mining company Anglo American. Some of the industry’s leading hard rock cutting technologies are already being used by these operators, at Anglo’s Twickenham platinum mine, for example. E6 also has all the required raw material sourcing and manufacturing capability such as advanced high pressure/high temperature presses in house to allow it to supply PCD solutions in the quality, consistency and quantity that will be needed to the mining global market.In mining one of the most interesting markets is hard rock cutting, where the potential for Element Six materials is enormous in rock tools. In relevant ASTM tests such as B611-13, PCD performs up to 500 or 650 times better than tungsten carbide. Of course it has a significant price premium but its performance far, far outweighs this price gap. Bening stated: “PCD is a supermaterial so has a higher price but massive advantages in performance that come with it.”last_img read more

Weir Minerals Warman WBH pumps make the most of slurry handling tech

first_imgWeir Minerals Africa says its locally manufactured Warman ® WBH® range of pumps provide access to the latest slurry pumping technology, helping ensure productivity demands are met.Typically used in heavy duty applications such as mill discharge, slurry transfer and process pumping applications, the Warman WBH is suitable for both greenfields and brownfields installations, according to the company.With a “revolutionary” one-piece frame for correct alignment of bearings, seal and impeller to front liner, the Warman WBH is engineered for enhanced efficiency and operational savings in mind, the company says. “The pump incorporates a fully-adjustable and rotatable throatbush to more evenly spread the wear and maintain the pump’s performance for longer periods.”The ‘One Point’ front liner adjustment feature allows both rotation and axial movement to minimise front impeller gap to reduce wear and maintain performance. “Significantly, this adjustment can be made while the pump is running, eliminating the need to stop production resulting in cost savings for the plant,” Weir says.The company continued: “The streamlined impeller inlet of the Warman WBH pump facilitates enhanced handling of even the most difficult slurries. While the low-flow gland seal, expeller seal and mechanical seal options on the pump mean there is less dilution of the slurry and lower required flow of gland water.”Equipped with large capacity bearings, the pump can withstand high loads without affecting bearing life, according to the company. “The impeller and volute flow paths are streamlined to enhance efficiencies and extend component wear life,” Weir says.last_img read more

New MAJOR FlexMat sensor allows for no downtime screen vibration analysis

first_imgMAJOR, a global leading manufacturer of high-performance screening media, has introduced the Flex-Mat Sensor, “a valuable and easy to operate vibration data measurement tool users can utilise to review results and fine tune their screen machine without shutting down the equipment.” The app-controlled vibration analysis sensor enables readings of screen box vibrations within seconds and generates a report that can be sent or reviewed. The simplicity of the system’s design ensures valuable and actionable data without the requirement for a plant shutdown to calibrate the sensor.“Our focus is on making our customers more profitable and productive. This technology does that by putting a wealth of screen performance data into the palm of their hand,” said Peter Bauer, MAJOR R&D and Innovation Manager. “The simplicity of our system makes it extremely accessible and allows dealers and their customers to make educated decisions to improve performance and profits.”The Flex-Mat Sensor enables users to measure and — almost immediately — view vibration data. The operator connects the single sensor to the Flex-Mat Sensor app on their phone before placing the sensor on one corner of the machine. The user will continue to move the sensor to each corner of the machine until finished. Once the measurement process is completed, the information will be delivered to the phone in the time it takes to climb down from the machine. Alternative systems may not provide the data until the following day. Machine information is stored locally for ease of use and viewing in areas with cellular limitations. Once signal is available, the information uploads to MAJOR’s cloud service where it is viewable from a web browser. Historical equipment performance data is also viewable through the cloud.“The sensor measures g-force, stroke, rpm and orbit, including lateral movement — a measurement not offered by many vibration analysis systems. Producers can use the data to monitor and fine tune screen box performance as well as make parameter decisions with minimal guesswork. For example, it’s difficult to tell just by looking at it whether a screen that’s supposed to be operating at 800 rpm is operating at 900 rpm because the difference in vibration could be just a few millimeters, but the extra could mean too much carryover. The sensor makes that information easy to access. The data can also give indications of what kind of screen media would be most effective on the machine.”Though the sensor is not meant to serve as a screen machine diagnostic tool, the information it provides can point to possible problems with the equipment. One corner of a screen performing differently from the others, for example, may mean further investigation is necessary. The tool allows operators to use the results to determine whether a more technical analysis from an alternative, in-depth system is needed. The sensor kit arrives in professional casing and includes one sensor, instructions, a USB charging cable and instructions on how to download the Vibration app. The app will be available for iOS and Android phones.last_img read more

Man questioned over Cobh hitandrun

first_imgA MAN HAS been detained for questioning in connection with a hit-and-run incident in Cobh, Co Cork yesterday morning.A 52-year-old woman was out walking when she was hit by a vehicle, which failed to stop, at Ballynoe Hill in the town, close to the junction of Ballynoe Hill and the Tay Road.She has been taken to Cork University Hospital, where she is said to be in a serious condition.A man is being held for questioning this morning at Cobh Garda Station under the terms of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.Gardaí are also appealing for any witnesses to get in contact.Read: Two pedestrians killed following crashes in Meath, GalwayRead: Young Irish man dies suddenly in Las Vegaslast_img read more

Karagiozis selfmade entrepreneurbitcoin trader charged with drug trafficking

first_imgSam Karagiozis, the 27-year-old self-made self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur”, has always described himself as a hustler. Now, just a month after selling his Lamborghini, Karagiozis, the man with the words “self made” tattooed across his knuckles, has more pressing concerns than plunging bitcoin currencies that he has prided himself on trading in.On 7 March,  Australian Federal Police charged Mr Karagiozis with drug trafficking after allegedly playing a key role in directing an organised crime syndicate that dealt with dark web sites, bitcoin accounts and businesses used as covers for the distribution of drugs.A joint taskforce made up of AFP and AUSTRAC financial intelligence agency officials raided properties linked to Mr Karagiozis in Bulleen, Templestowe and malvern where they siezed drugs, cash and cryptocurrency related articles. Police have placed restraining orders on his assets, worth more than $2 million that include bank accounts, property, cars, cash and cryptocurrency.Mr Karagiozis was charged with trafficking about 30 kilograms of drugs that included cocaine, MDMA and methamphetamine. All up, he faces 14 offences relating to drugs.He remains bail-refused following his appearance at the Melbourne Magistrates Court last week. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Une espèce dabeille friande de larmes humaines

first_imgUne espèce d’abeille friande de larmes humainesUn récent rapport d’une société entomologique américaine décrit le comportement d’une espèce particulière d’abeille endémique de la Thaïlande qui, par-dessus tout, se régale du liquide lacrymal des humains, qu’elle butine à la source, souvent à l’insu de son hôte. Selon les experts de la Société entomologique du Kansas, qui ont expérimenté la chose, la lisotrigona, une abeille dont les espèces cacciae et furva ne vivent qu’en Thaïlande, a une prédilection alimentaire pour… les larmes humaines. Probablement attirée par les protéines ou par le sel contenus dans le liquide lacrymal, elle aime à sucer celui-ci en s’agrippant – discrètement – aux paupières des gens. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Elle est alors insensible aux tentatives de diversion par l’offrande d’autres nourritures, comme de la viande ou du fromage. “Dans de très rares cas, l’approche a été si douce que l’hôte humain ne savait pas qu’il avait une abeille accrochée à son globe oculaire, puisant ses larmes. Toutefois, lorsque plusieurs abeilles ont été impliquées, l’expérience a été plutôt désagréable, provoquant une forte coulée de larmes”, explique le rapport relayé par le Daily Mail. “Une fois une abeille installée, lorsque d’autres arrivent, elles ont tendance à se mettre l’une près de l’autre, formant une rangée. La fermeture de l’œil ne déloge pas nécessairement les abeilles, certaines continuant à téter…”, précise t-il encore. Une attirance qui n’a pour l’heure été observée que chez cette espèce thaïlandaise mais qui a tout de même de quoi en effrayer certains.Le 6 mai 2012 à 15:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sane has confirmed the birth of his daughter

first_imgLeroy Sane has announced his partner has given birth to a daughter after leaving the German squad to witness the delivery.Sane, 22, left Die Mannschaft camp on Friday after meeting with coach Joachim Low, with the German Football Association (DFB) citing “personal reasons”.Although there were initial reports that the reason could be a rift between him and Low but the German press later made it clear the pacy winger was expecting a baby.”Mother and child are doing fine. ???” https://t.co/aFnGkvnDyd— Manchester City News (@ManCityMEN) September 8, 2018Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The former Schalke forward equally thanked Joachim Low for allowing him to be present for the birth of his daughter, who has been named Rio Stella.“Incredibly happy to let you know about the birth of my daughter last night,” he tweeted on Saturday. “Mother and child are doing fine.“Special thank you to Germany and my coach Jogi Low for letting me leave to be at my daughter’s birth. Of course, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the team tomorrow!”Sane’s daughter has been named Rio Stella, his father Souleymane Sane told Bild.Germany will face Peru in a friendly match on Sunday.last_img read more

Former TCI Premier calls for demonstration and resignations

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 2, 2017 – Providenciales – Former Premier Michael Misick is the latest to issue a media statement about the escalating violent crime which is threatening the TCIs, safe destination reputation and says,  “the British could care less about what is happening here but just want to hang on to us for the strategic importance of having prime real estate 500 miles away from the US.”    The comment is followed by another demand, by Misick for the Police Commissioner to resign and for him to be replaced by a Turks and Caicos Islander.Michael Misick believes it is wrong for the top three police officers of the islands to all be foreign and said the current administration, led by Sharlene Robinson is not strong or assertive enough, he says.   “Our country is going through the worst crisis we have ever gone through, one that if not contained immediately will cost us our economy and livelihood.”In the meanwhile, the leader, referring to Premier Robinson is nowhere to be found.   Michael Misick also believes the public should have been demonstrating and demanding for Governor, Premier and Commissioner to resign.    The former premier, who is on trial for alleged corruption also bemoans the cost of the trial, which he contends is senseless.  He said the price tag is $2M per month of public funds and so far, spent is $100M for “the prosecution is getting rich on the backs of our country and its outstanding, upstanding, law abiding citizens.”Misick said the money would be better used on CCTV, boats, planes, helicopters and other equipment to fight crime.   The 2017 election candidate is calling for a march to end the talk and take action to take the country back from the British, the gunmen, the illegal immigrants and from the Grace Bay Boys.#MagneticMediaNews#Misickcallsfordemonstrationsandresignations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Misickcallsfordemonstrationsandresignationslast_img read more

San Diego woman suffers lifethreatening injuries after Tinder date

first_imgSan Diego woman suffers life-threatening injuries after Tinder date Updated: 4:26 PM Sasha Foo, 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego woman says a man she met on a popular dating app almost got her killed.30-year-old Korren Knapp-Grada is still recovering from the injuries she suffered on May 29 last year, after she agreed to meet a man in a Gaslamp Quarter bar in San Diego. The two had made contact through the dating app, Tinder.The man who called himself “John” seemed nice when they met. The last thing she said she recalls is that he ordered her a drink.Two weeks later, she woke up in a hospital. She was suffering from life-threatening injuries after being struck by two hit-and-run drivers on Interstate 8 not far from the Viejas Casino.A semi-truck driver came to her rescue and dragged Corren off the freeway to safety.With her right leg mangled, her pelvis crushed and her bladder lacerated, Knapp-Grada said she has had twenty surgeries in the last year and still more surgeries are ahead. She said that while she was in the hospital, tests showed she had been given a “date rape” drug.Although she said she has little memory of what happened that night, she believes that the stranger she met on Tinder will eventually be identified. Knapp-Grada said as she regains her strength, she plans to meet with the California Highway Patrol, to give investigators more information. Posted: April 11, 2018center_img Sasha Foo April 11, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Voters here have national attention

first_imgWashington voters have the nation’s attention as they weigh in this week on key races — for U.S. Senate and the 3rd Congressional District — that could help shift the balance of power in Congress.Ballots must be postmarked by 8 p.m. Tuesday in the state’s top two primary. In Clark County, about 22 percent of ballots had been returned by Thursday. County auditor Greg Kimsey has predicted a 38 percent return when all the ballots are counted. The Clark County Elections Department mailed 218,162 primary ballots in July, the most ever.In one of the state’s marquee races, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, a three-term Democrat who has ascended to the Senate’s leadership circle during her 18 years of service, faces her toughest challenge yet from Republican Dino Rossi, a former state senator and two-time candidate for governor. Rossi, who was recruited by the Senate Republican leadership, is campaigning on Murray’s record as a “big spender” who helped create the mounting federal deficit. Murray has vigorously defended her success in delivering federal projects for Washington. Tea Party candidate Clint Didier, a farmer and former pro football player who landed the endorsement of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is considered a long shot to edge out Rossi and place in the top two.last_img read more

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Retiring

first_imgChanges to the tourism industry and to halibut regulations help lead to the disillusionment of the Homer Jackpot Derby. Speakman: “Our tourists have changed and the regulations for Halibut have changed and so we have seen a pattern of less tickets sold. And as a major fundraiser for the chamber and as a driver bringing people to Homer, it just wasn’t working anymore.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After 34 years, the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Board of Directors has decided to retire the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby at the close of this year’s Derby on September 15.   Speakman: “The price of conducting the tournament has really gone up and it was important to us to keep the price of the tickets relativity low. But the number of the ticket sales have really decreased.” Executive Director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce, Debbie Speakman: “Well our board got together and we’ve been talking about this for really a couple of years and really trying to figure out what it is and what direction we want to go.” The Chamber plans to premiere a redesigned, two-day Halibut Tournament in June 2020.center_img Stated in the press release from the Chamber: “The Chamber is grateful to all the sponsors and volunteers who have supported and made the Derby successful for so many years.  Don’t despair, Homer is is still the “Halibut Capital of the World”. While the Chamber has always celebrated the largest fish weighed, the tournament was diversified by awarding prizes for both tagged fish and released fish, according to a release from the Chamber. The Homer Jackpot Derby began on Memorial Day, May 26, 1986. The winner that year was a local fisherman, Tony DeMichelle who won $5,000 for his 312-pound fish. Speakman: “So what were thinking is kind of modeling off our Winter King tournament, which is a huge success and really a local tournament. Is in June, and we’re looking at the first two weekends, we’re looking at tides, but really making a fun two-day tournament that brings families down after Memorial day.”last_img read more