“I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job with my music than the brilliant cast of ‘The Cher Show’ and I’m looking forward to talking about the show and my career on the new SiriusXM channel,” commented Cher.“Working with Cher these last three years has confirmed everything I always thought about this extraordinary icon: She’s brilliant, she’s brave, and she is one of the greatest artists of our time,” said producer Jeffrey Seller. “The Cher Channel on SiriusXM is a perfect way for fans to get even deeper into the inspiration that is Cher.”For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture — breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. The Cher Show is her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: The kid starting out, the glam pop star and the icon. The Cher Show is 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy, an Oscar, an Emmy, and enough Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequins shortage in New York City, all in one unabashedly fabulous new musical.Cher is currently on tour with her critically acclaimed “Here We Go Again” Tour and most recently received a Kennedy Center Honor.SiriusXM subscribers are able to listen to The Cher Channel, channel 4, on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to SiriusXM.ca/streaming to learn more.About The Cher Show:The Cher Show, a new bio musical featuring a book by Tony Award winner Rick Elice and directed by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore, is currently playing on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block , Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond (in her Broadway debut) in the role of the iconic singer and actress at various times in her life and career. They are joined by Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector as Sonny Bono, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse as Bob Mackie, Michael Campayno as Rob Camilletti, Matthew Hydzik as Gregg Allman, and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner as Georgia Holt. The Cher Show is produced by Cher, Flody Suarez, and four-time Tony Award-winner Jeffrey Seller. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.TheCherShowBroadway.com.About SiriusXM CanadaSirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.ca.Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies ten years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO, April 16, 2019 – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, announced today that the one and only Cher and her music will be celebrated on the new, exclusive limited-run The Cher Channel on SiriusXM beginning April 17.The Cher Channel, will showcase music from Cher’s wide-ranging career, including her indelible hits as well as her musical influences. The channel will also feature a collection of recordings from every era of Cher’s decades-long multi-award winning career along with stories from the legend about her music, her life and her legacy. Additionally, The Cher Channel will also feature music from the just released original cast album for The Cher Show, the new bio musical currently playing on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre.SiriusXM’s The Cher Channel will launch on Wednesday, April 17 at 12:00 pm ET and run through Wednesday, May 1 at 3:00 am ET on SiriusXM radios (channel 4) and on the SiriusXM app. Advertisement Login/Register With:
29 May 2008Albania’s experience as one of the pilot countries in the United Nations programme to streamline the world body’s development activities in individual States topped the agenda of talks today between General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim and Government officials in Tirana. Mr. Kerim and Sali Berisha, the Prime Minister of Albania, discussed the country’s progress so far in implementing the “Delivering as One UN” programme, according to a spokesperson for the Assembly President.They also agreed to set up a future meeting on Albania’s experience in the pilot programme so that other countries can participate and exchange information on the scheme.Albania is one of eight nations – the others are Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uruguay and Viet Nam – serving in the One UN pilot scheme, which aims to harmonize activities in a bid to better achieve the globally agreed anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.Under the scheme, the UN will consolidate its presence in each country by replacing its current structures with one leader, one programme and one budget, thus allowing various UN agencies to play to their strengths.During his talks with Mr. Berisha, Mr. Kerim also discussed the priorities of the current Assembly session, including climate change, financing for development, human security, the scourge of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking.The two men also spoke about UN reforms, including possible changes to the size and shape of the Security Council, as well as moves to strengthen links between the UN and regional institutions such as the European Union.Today Mr. Kerim also met with Albania’s President Bamir Topi, its Speaker of Parliament Jozefina Topalli and members of the UN country team.
18 November 2010The leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities agreed today to intensify their contacts to advance progress in the United Nations-backed talks aimed at achieving a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus issue. The talks have been going on for some time “without clear progress or a clear end in sight,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said following the meeting at UN Headquarters in New York with Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu.“The peace talks on Cyprus were losing momentum and needed a boost if the two sides are to reach a settlement while there is still the time and the political opportunity to do so,” he told reporters. “Only the leaders can give it that boost.”Mr. Ban announced that the leaders agreed to intensify their contacts in the coming weeks “in order to establish a practical plan for overcoming the major remaining points of disagreement.”It was also decided that the Secretary-General and the leaders will meet again at the end of January in Geneva. “In the meantime, the leaders will identify further convergences and the core issues which still need to be resolved, across all chapters. That, in turn, will help the United Nations determine its own next steps.”The two leaders have been meeting periodically with the aim of working towards “a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, as defined by relevant Security Council resolutions.” That partnership would comprise a federal government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, which would be of equal status.The core issues in the negotiations, which were launched in 2008, include governance and power-sharing, economy, European Union matters, property, territory and security. “I hope today’s meeting has helped to restore momentum to the process,” said Mr. Ban, who follows the negotiations through his Special Adviser for Cyprus, Alexander Downer. “The people of Cyprus and the international community want a solution, not endless talks.”A UN peacekeeping mission, known as UNFICYP, has been in place in Cyprus since 1964 following an outbreak of inter-communal violence.
A youth was killed following a shooting incident in Ariyalai, Jaffna today.The young man had sustained injuries following the shooting incident in Ariyalai and was admitted to hospital. The Police said unidentified gunmen had opened fire on the youth and he was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Jaffna hospital.He succumbed to his injuries later. Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)
MONTREAL — A shareholder critical of DavidsTea Inc. co-founder Herschel Segal says it has sold most of its holdings in the tea company.TDM Asset Management Pty Ltd. says it recently sold 579,902 shares, raising the total number of shares it has unloaded since June 15 to 2.7 million, roughly a 10.6 per cent stake in the company.The Australian-based company says it has received an average price of US$3.43 per share for a total of US$9.38 billion.Wild stock volatility prompts statement from DavidsTea, shares down sharplyDavidsTea reports $10 million net loss in first results since boardroom shakeupDavidsTea names two new independent directors, chief financial officer resignsPrior to the sales, TDM owned a more than 12.2 per cent stake in DavidsTea. It still has 425,109 shares or a 1.6 per cent stake.TDM was one of three large shareholders that failed in a fight against Segal’s slate of director nominees, questioned Segal’s turnaround plan and accused him of trying to acquire the company without paying a premium.Shares of DavidsTea traded for nearly US$30 in 2015. The shares were down 10 cents at US$2.31 in trading Tuesday on the Nasdaq.
In the third of a series of such meetings, Hans Haekkerup, head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), KFOR chief Thorstein Skiaker and the head of the Joint Coordinating Committee, Serb Deputy Prime Minister Nebojsa Covic, met on Mitrovica and northern Kosovo, discussing security structures and confidence-building measures.According to UNMIK, there is an agreement to continue these meetings, with a view to improving living conditions in Mitrovica and northern Kosovo, as well as in the Serbian enclaves, on the basis of a united Kosovo under Security Council resolution 1244. In addition, the parties discussed education and in particular the issue of higher education, UNMIK said.
Canadian dollar closes at five month low amid soft Chinese inflation data AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 11, 2014 6:32 am MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar tumbled almost a full U.S. cent Thursday to its lowest close in over five months amid soft Chinese economic data.The loonie fell 0.93 of a cent to 90.52 cents US, its lowest close since March 31, as weaker than expected Chinese inflation pressured commodity-based currencies such as the loonie.China’s consumer inflation eased in August amid signs of cooling economic growth. Prices rose two per cent from a year earlier, down from July’s 2.3 per cent increase. The rise in consumer prices was well below the government’s target for the year of 3.5 per cent and raised fresh questions as to whether Beijing might try to shore up economic growth.The Chinese data also helped depress the December copper contract, which was down two cents to US$3.09 a pound.Markets also considered a forecast of sharply lower demand for crude oil.The International Energy Agency expects global oil demand to grow by 900,000 barrels a day in 2014, a decrease of 65,000 barrels a day compared with last month’s forecast and down by 300,000 barrels a day since July.The IEA blames economic weakness in Europe and China.The October crude contract in New York erased early losses to move up $1.16 to US$92.83 a barrel after closing at an eight-month low Wednesday as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced it was cutting production amid slow growth and increasing U.S. production.Elsewhere on the commodity markets, December gold faded $6.30 to US$1,239 an ounce.The loonie has tumbled about 1 1/2 U.S. cents so far this week.The greenback had strengthened against the Canadian currency as traders await the U.S. Federal Reserve’s scheduled interest rate announcement next Wednesday, when analysts think the central bank could be set to change to a more hawkish tone on interest rates.Markets have generally expected the Fed to start hiking short-term rates around the middle of next year, but there has been much speculation that an improving U.S. economy would encourage the central bank to move earlier.Meanwhile, the Scottish independence referendum Sept. 18 has provided markets with a good helping of uncertainty.Note to readers: This is a corrected story: A previous version gave an incorrect figure for the closing price of oil
Houston Rockets146617.5 Sacramento Kings101019.0 Golden State Warriors203238.5% Indiana Pacers107312.0 Cleveland Cavaliers96112.9 The NBA Western Conference finals between Golden State and San Antonio took a hairpin turn with just under eight minutes to go in the third quarter of Game 1. The Spurs were dominating the heavily favored Warriors on Sunday until MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard came down on center Zaza Pachulia’s foot, hurting his ankle and ending his night.1The play sparked a firestorm on social media, with many believing that Pachulia purposely crowded Leonard as the Spurs forward rose up for a jumper, limiting his space to come down cleanly. Pachulia denied any ill intent, while Leonard said he needed to watch a replay but didn’t believe Pachulia meant to hurt him. The injury immediately swung the momentum of the game2The Warriors went on an 18-0 run once Leonard left the game for good. and potentially changed the complexion of the series, given that Leonard may very well have to sit out Tuesday’s Game 2.But lost in the what-if scenarios being spun off from the controversial play3While the play is drawing scrutiny for good reason, it wasn’t the initial source of Leonard’s injury. Aside from having hurt the ankle during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston, Leonard also tweaked that same ankle when he stepped on a teammate’s foot earlier in Sunday’s game. After further aggravating the injury on the play with Pachulia, he shot two free throws and then was out for the rest of the game. is the question of whether the Warriors, who were 23 points down when Leonard left the game, might have come back to win anyway.The suggestion, on its face, may seem a tad extreme. After all, the Warriors went on an 18-0 run immediately after Leonard went back to the locker room to have his ankle checked out, and it became clear that the Spurs had no one who could stop Kevin Durant and no one who could effectively create shots for other teammates.4This is especially true with Tony Parker out for the playoffs because of an injury. When Leonard was on the court in Sunday’s Game 1, 54 percent of the Spurs’ shots were uncontested. When he was off the floor, that number dropped to just 19 percent, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group. But in some ways, a Warriors comeback — even under normal conditions, with Leonard at full strength — wouldn’t have been all that surprising.Golden State has routinely erased big deficits over the past three seasons, winning an NBA-best 20 games5Counting both regular-season and postseason games. that they once trailed by 15 points or more, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group. That puts their winning percentage in those games at 39 percent, nearly four times higher than the league average over that span. Orlando Magic6886.4 Washington Wizards107112.3 Philadelphia 76ers91346.3 New Orleans Pelicans7798.1 Table includes both regular-season and playoff games over the past three seasons. The league average winning percentage on these games, excluding the Warriors, is 10.2 percent.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group Charlotte Hornets107312.0 Oklahoma City Thunder94716.1 Dallas Mavericks8858.6 Atlanta Hawks97311.0 Miami Heat106912.7 San Antonio Spurs93222.0 Milwaukee Bucks7857.6 Memphis Grizzlies7709.1 Los Angeles Lakers51233.9 Utah Jazz6678.2 Chicago Bulls97410.8 Phoenix Suns71006.5 Minnesota Timberwolves61025.6 New York Knicks31082.7 Portland Trail Blazers7679.5 Brooklyn Nets31142.6 Detroit Pistons128312.6 Toronto Raptors165921.3 Los Angeles Clippers75710.9 Denver Nuggets7877.4 TEAMGO ON TO WINGO ON TO LOSEWIN PERCENTAGE How often teams bounce back in games where they were down by at least 15, since start of 2014-15 season Boston Celtics136416.9 While the Warriors have demonstrated an absurd comeback ability in the last few years, this season they’ve been downright miraculous. Including Sunday’s victory, Golden State has now won seven of the 15 contests where they’ve trailed by 15 points or more. That includes a game in late March against the Spurs — when Leonard was healthy — in which the Warriors came back from an early 22-point deficit to beat San Antonio, 110-98, despite being on the road. And just last month, the Dubs erased a 17-point gap against the Portland Trail Blazers to win Game 3 of their first-round series.To put this into context, consider this: A 15-point halftime lead against a powerhouse like the Warriors is equivalent to just a nine-point lead against an average NBA club.6To arrive at this number, I used the win probability formula from Wayne Winston’s book “Mathletics.” Winston uses historical data to estimate the probability that a team will win, given the margin and time remaining in the game. Against an average team with a Simple Rating System (SRS) score of 0.0, the 11.35 SRS Warriors would have a 14 percent chance of winning if they trailed by 15 points at the half, according to Winston’s formula. For an average team to have that same 14 percent halftime win probability, it would need to trail by about 9 points.There seem to be a few reasons that the team is able to dig itself out of deep holes. Arguably the most important is its stingy defense, which is particularly effective when Golden State springs traps or double-teams to force turnovers7The Warriors have forced more turnovers (five) than they’ve allowed baskets (three) when they’ve sent hard double-teams at post players since the playoffs began, according to Synergy Sports. with its smaller, quicker Death Lineup, which uses Durant at power forward and Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner Draymond Green as the team’s rim protector.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/aldridgedoubled1.mp400:0000:0000:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/aldridgedoubled2.mp400:0000:0000:10Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Looking at the Warriors’ regular-season splits, the club played its best defense by far — limiting opponents to 95.7 points per 100 plays, while outscoring them by a team-high 19.5 points8For context, the Warriors surrendered an overall average of 101.1 points per 100 plays and outscored foes by 12.1 points per 100 plays during the regular season. — when it was behind by 20 points or more, per NBA.com.The Warriors also show an improved level of focus on offense in these comeback efforts. They posted an 11.5 percent turnover rate when behind by 20 or more, which was easily the team’s lowest mark of any situation.9On average, Golden State turned the ball over more than 14 percent of the time during the regular season.The other thing driving the Dubs’ comeback machine is easier to spot: their outside shooting. Because three is worth more than two, a 3-point-dependent team like Golden State is built to quickly claw its way back into the game. Across the league, we’re seeing higher-than-usual winning percentages in games like these as teams become more reliant on 3-point attempts. This season, teams who were down 15 points or more came back to win the game 100 times, for a winning percentage of more than 11 percent, which is the highest either of those numbers has been in the 20 years for which we can calculate them.10The previous high was 89 and was set twice, during the 2013-14 season and again last season. Records go back to the 1996-1997 season, when Stats & Info began receiving play-by-play data to track in-game margins.It was just a few weeks ago, in the first round, that we saw Cleveland race back from 26 down to beat the Pacers, which in turn was shortly after the Cavs themselves had blown a 26-point edge against the Hawks during the last few days of the regular season.Even as these sorts of games become more common, though, one thing is clear: No lead is safe against these Warriors.Check out our latest NBA predictions.Neil Paine assisted with research for this story.
“This osu tattoo stuff is silly. Cats been getting hookups on tatts since back in ’01.” Antonio Pittman and George Washington have more in common than their zero NFL touchdowns. Apparently, it’s not just the United States’ first president who can’t tell a lie. The former Ohio State running back leaked a bit of insider insight on his Twitter on Dec. 23, the day the NCAA announced suspensions of six Buckeye football players for selling memorabilia and receiving improper benefits. Whether Pittman’s claim is true, he seems to have foreshadowed one thing: Tattoo-gate was the tip of an iceberg large enough to make Jack and Rose quiver. “Cats” have apparently “been getting hookups” on cars in Columbus for quite some time, too. But don’t go telling the millions in Buckeye Nation that it’s “silly.” It’s more startling than silly, more frightening than foolish, more jarring than juvenile. The OSU football program is entering uncharted territory. First came discounted tattoos. Then came thousands of dollars worth of sold memorabilia. Then came the revelation that coach Jim Tressel knew about the situation but opted to keep quiet. Then came The Columbus Dispatch report that the OSU compliance department was looking into 40–50 transactions between two car dealerships and Buckeye athletes and their families. Then came news that OSU football players were receiving free stamps at the post office. Then came news that players were receiving Monopoly stickers from McDonald’s without having to buy any Big Macs. OK, I made up the last two. I’m just preparing. Still, this is no longer just a black eye on the program. Both eyes are swollen shut, and there’s no way of seeing what will happen next. When the NCAA delivers its knockout punch, it likely will take OSU years to get back on its feet. It’s like tugging on the string that pulls down the ladder leading to the attic, only when you pull, years worth of storage falls in your face that you didn’t think was there. The untouched boxes sat and accumulated more and more dust over the years. You didn’t pay close enough attention. Now, ridding of that dust will take even longer than it did for it to pile up higher than Mount Everest. It’ll take a monsoon to rinse the dust off compliance director Doug Archie, athletic director Gene Smith, even university President E. Gordon Gee. Thing is, NCAA compliance shouldn’t be relegated to the attic in the first place. For an athletic department sporting the nation’s most varsity teams and one of the largest budgets, for a football program rooted in the sport’s uppermost echelon of history and success, compliance must be the dining room, where nothing gets touched without permission. No one lays a finger on the expensive china without a university official overseeing the encounter. It’ll take much more than Tressel attending a five-day compliance seminar in early June to eradicate the problems running rampant throughout the program. “We’re very fortunate that we do not have a systemic problem in our program.” Smith said that the same day Pittman suggested otherwise. Clearly, ignorance is no longer bliss at OSU. Ignorance placed Tressel in murky water. Now it’s making Smith and the rest of the athletic department look naive. OSU is working its way toward the NCAA’s “death sentence,” in which it deems an athletic department to have a “lack of institutional control.” OSU avoided that charge in the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations sent to Gee on April 21. But that was before the car reports and before whatever inevitable infraction is unearthed next. Archie’s days appear to be numbered. Tressel’s days appear to be numbered. Even Smith’s clock could be ticking toward zero. It’d be “silly” to rule anything out at this point. “Cats” haven’t been caught red-handed like this before.
The biography sent shock waves through the country and the British monarchy as it revealed Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles was a sham and that they had both had extra-marital affairs.Although Morton claimed to have received the private details for his book from unattributed sources, he revealed after Diana’s death in 1997 she had been the one who had fed him the information.The Queen later famously described 1992, the year the book was published, as her “annus horribilis”. The hand-written letter was written by the Princess to her close friend, the late interior designer Dudley Poplak. Show more “Please may we continue our conversation in January, when the pace of life isn’t so fast and furious, as I’d care to ask for your advice and relay to you my inner thoughts.”She signed off: “Lots of love from, Diana x.”Mr Poplak died aged 74 in 2005 and the letter is being sold by a private collector.Chris Albury, from Dominic Winter Auctioneers of Cirencester, Glos, said: “The letter sent in December 1991 is poignant in that it was written only months before all the public falling out following the Morton biography. “She must have been feeling even more isolated from the Windsors at a time when her marriage had fallen apart and she had just told her version of her Royal life to Morton, knowing that she was about to let a genie out of the bottle which would change her life for better or worse.”This heartfelt letter offers a unique window into Diana’s inner-torment at that time.”A second, shorter letter from Diana to Mr Poplak that is dated April 1991 in which she thanked him for sending her a book is also for sale at the auction.And a typed letter dated April 2000 from Prince Charles to the same recipient in which the heir to the throne also thanks him for sending him a book and how he hopes to meet up with him soon is being sold.Diana and Charles first met Mr Poplak in 1981 when he was called upon by her mother, Frances Shand Kydd, to work on Highgrove House – the Gloucestershire home of the Prince and Princess of Wales.The couple’s “amicable separation” was announced to the nation in December 1992 – a year after Diana wrote the letter – by then Prime Minister John Major.The letter has an estimate of £800. It is being sold on January 25. Princess Diana complained she was “continuously misunderstood” and “extremely isolated” in a letter sent ahead of the release of her devastating 1992 biography. The Princess described feeling continually on the edge of the Royal household and claimed she could see what was “coming to this country and this family”.The prescient letter, which has never been seen before, was written just six months before author Andrew Morton’s controversial book Diana: Her True Story was published. Prince Charles and Princess Diana kiss at a polo prize giving ceremony during a tour of India on February 13, 1992 in Jaipur, IndiaCredit:Anwar Hussein/Getty Images Dated December 3, 1991, and written on Kensington Palace letterhead, she wrote: “Dearest Dudley, I did so enjoy our lunch today – it was special for many reasons and in particular our conversation towards the end of our delicious meal.”I do feel extremely isolated more than ever now, as I see what’s coming to this country and this family.”During the last couple of years I have been through a self-development programme which has brought a deep understanding of those who suffer and those who need love and support, wherever its in hospices or in the street.”I feel that you believe in me, Dudley, and you’ve no idea what this means to me as I am continuously misunderstood by those around me. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
The latest issue of International Mining Project News is now available. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads. firstname.lastname@example.org for details/free trial. This issue has reports on 17 prefeasibility studies, 14 feasibility studies, 30 projects in development, three new mines that have gone into production, ten existing operations that are expanding, seven merger and acquisition announcements and many new appointments to new positions. The report covers 32 gold projects, 20 copper, eight silver projects, seven zinc and iron ore, six projects on rare earth elements and coal, five uranium, four zircon, three lead, ilmenite rutile, vanadium, PGMs and marble projects, and one project each on diamonds, nickel, monazite, molybdenum, alumina, lithium, potash, leucoxene, cobalt and titanium. Stillwater Mining expects first production from its Graham Creek project at the East Boulder mine in late 2014, with the project expected to increase total company production by about 30,000 oz/y from 2015 and thereafter. In addition, Stillwater is initiating development of the Far West project, a new as yet undeveloped mining area with attractive ore grades situated within the Stillwater mine. Once in operation, the Far West area is expected to increase the Stillwater Mine’s production by approximately 20,000 oz initially in 2016, growing to some 45,000 oz in 2017 and thereafter. With Graham Creek and Far West both on line in 2017, estimated annual company production from the Montana operations should total approximately 575,000 oz. Beyond 2017, when the Blitz project comes fully online, estimated annual company production from the Montana operations should total at least 600,000 oz. The company expects to gain more clarity on the ultimate production potential of the Blitz project as development there proceeds further.A new, independent review of drilling results by AMEC has more than doubled the current estimated Indicated Mineral Resources at Ivanplats’ Kamoa copper discovery in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The new estimate increases Kamoa’s Indicated Mineral Resources to a total of 739 Mt grading 2.67% Cu, containing 43.5 billion pounds of copper — an increase of 115% over the previous September 2011 estimate of 348 Mt. Both estimates used a 1% Cu cutoff grade and a minimum vertical mining thickness of 3 m.Xstrata Copper has announced a definitive estimate of $5.2 billion for Las Bambas project in southern Peru reconfirming the updated estimate reported in August 20121 and the project’s status as a worldclass, Tier 1 copper asset that will deliver substantial value. It is now in full construction phase and is set to produce 400,000 t/y of copper from 2015 for at least the first five years, with a very competitive capital intensity of $13,000 per annual tonne of copper, first quartile cash costs and a mine life of more than 20 years from at least three open-pit mines. The project delivers robust financials, earning Xstrata’s cost of capital at a life of mine flat copper price of $1.89/lb. The highly prospective Las Bambas Mineral District provides significant further brownfield growth potential.Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has been awarded the prefeasibility study of Minera Antamina’s Production Optimisation Program (POP) in Peru. The study includes the materials handling (primary crushing) and transport of waste material and mineral, water management systems, and tunnels. It includes a first stage of trade-off studies and a second stage of prefeasibility development of the selected alternative.Gunson Resources reports that environmental baseline surveys along the proposed lateral gas pipeline route for the Coburn zircon project have been completed and reports submitted to State government regulators. No major environmental issues were identified by the baseline surveys and their completion gives added confidence that the 15-month delivery period estimated in last year’s Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study can be met. The reserves are sufficient to support a mine life of 17.5 years at a mining rate of 2,200 t/h of ore or 17.5 Mt/y. Approximately 67% of the revenue from the proposed mine is from zircon.Altona Mining has been informed by Mt Isa Mines that it will not exercise its option to purchase the RFP sale interest at Roseby. Managing Director, Dr Alistair Cowden: “Now that the uncertainty of the Xstrata Copper option is resolved, the company is able to move forward to realise value from the project. Altona and its advisors will now progress options for the partnering, financing and development of the project. It includes a fully permitted 39,000 t/y copper development project at Little Eva which has been subject to a DFS, an additional 840,000 t of copper in resources which have yet to have a study undertaken and 1,400 km2 of tenure with excellent potential for further discovery of copper, gold, zinc and uranium.”Luiri Gold has completed the Dunrobin feasibility study which confirms a technically feasible and economically robust project with an ungeared IRR of 37% and NPV (at 7.5% real discount rate) of $24.9 million. Gold production is forecast to be 85,000 oz over an eight-year mine life with initial capex of $20 million and cash costs of $790/oz. Dunrobin is ready for development and negotiations with debt financiers are underway.The Coal Authority, sponsored by the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change, has awarded Cluff Natural Resources (CNR), an investing company founded by natural reources entrepeneur Algy Cluff which focuses on investing in global oil and gas and mining assets, two Conditional Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) Licences, Option for Lease and non-exclusive Exploration Licences for two UCG prospects in the UK. These acquisitions are part of CNR’s strategy to build a portfolio of assets in the natural resources sector.Within its coal operations for 2013, CONSOL anticipates investing $318 million for maintenance-of-production projects. Other major items include $166 million for the BMX mine, as well as $80 million for the Enlow Fork overland belt project. The BMX mine is scheduled for completion during the first quarter of 2014, when 5 Mt/y of high-quality Pittsburgh seam coal will be available to be sold in either the high-vol or thermal markets.The Ethiopian Ministry of Mines has completed its review of the DFS for the development of the first mining operation at Nyota Minerals’ flagship Tulu Kapi gold project, including the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), and has confirmed in writing that it complies with all regulations and satisfies the requirements for the issuance of a large scale Mining Licence.Astur Gold is developing its 100% owned Salave gold project in Asturias, northern Spain, which is one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in Western Europe. It recently received approval for an underground mine from the Commission for Environmental Affairs of the Principality of Asturias in November 2012 and is completing additional requirements for the processing plant and tailings licenses with expected completion in H1 2013. An underground mining plan using pressure oxidation (POX) processing has an estimated pre-tax NPV5% of $391 million, IRR of 46%, and capital expenditure payback of 2.2 years using $1,100/oz gold price.Image Resources has a 10.5 Mt JORC Measured and Indicated Resource at Boonanarring as part of 52.9 Mt overall in the North Perth Basin. Resource upgrades are expected to bring the Boonanarring deposit alone to 15-25 Mt depending on the cutoff grade used. The North Perth Basin project contains a high grade resource, with the majority on cleared freehold farmland. Infrastructure in the area is excellent with the Brand Highway, power and gas lines all crossing the project area. Image plans to construct a 3.3 Mt/y single mine and wet plant operation at Boonanarring with production to commence in 2014.Mansfield Minerals has changed its name to Goldrock Mines Corp and is pursuing a long-term objective to become an annual 250,000 oz gold producer. Its Lindero heap leach gold project feasibility study is due for completion in the first quarter of 2013. The 100% owned Lindero deposit is located in Salta Province, Argentina. Goldrock has been granted the environmental permit by the Salta Provincial Government allowing it to develop the Lindero open pit, heap leach gold mine. This is the primary permit required for project development. Kappes Cassiday and Associates is the lead consultant, working in collaboration with AMEC and Mine Development Associates to produce the full feasibility study.There’s much more information in the 50 page report.
Pneumatic flotation technology is delivering outstanding results in field trials involving PGMs and iron ore, and will soon be put to the test in gold, rare earth and graphite circuits in southern Africa. Gregory Niekerk, Business Development Manager at MBE Minerals, says that the company’s Pneuflot technology is nearing the completion of an 18 month test at a South African PGM operation. The pilot plant has already delivered a 5% gain in recovery and yield.This follows a trial in Brazil that was undertaken by a prominent iron ore miner which reported ground breaking gains using the Pneuflot technology. “This customer undertook an industrial scale trial using a 4 m diameter cell. Our 40 m3 Pneuflot cell operated in parallel with a 125 m3 agitator circuit. Both circuits received 320 t/h of conditioned feed from a splitter box, and the results were overwhelmingly in favour of Pneuflot, prompting the world renowned Prof Antônio Eduardo C. Peres (PhD) of UFMG, Brazil to declare Pneuflot the future of iron ore flotation in his presentation at Flotation ‘15,” says Niekerk. “The footprint of our 4 m diameter cell is 4.5 m2 and it can handle throughputs between 450 m3 and 850 m3 of slurry per hour.”These trials also confirmed that MBE Minerals’ Pneuflot technology uses more than 35% less electricity than competing technologies. There are also no mechanical moving parts in its cell or expensive auxiliaries such as compressors or blowers, resulting in reduced maintenance and operating costs, while its structural footprint is generally 50 to 60%, smaller than those of agitator cells and column cells of similar capacities. During the next six months, the pneumatic flotation technology will be subjected to more trials at potential customers’ operations, including another PGM circuit on the Western Limb as well as a gold circuit on the East Rand and a graphite operation in Zimbabwe. The Pneuflot laboratory unit at Mintek will be equally busy on contractual work in rare earth minerals, potash, phosphates and graphite. “Energy (graphite and REE), food security (potash and phosphates), copper/PGM/gold/zinc (minerals) both in fresh feed and tailings retreatment are amongst the key mineral focuses for Pneuflot over the next 12 months,” says Niekerk. “Pneuflot is easily ‘plugged and played’ into any part of an existing circuit allowing comparative analysis to be undertaken by mines’ research and development (R&D) teams from float feed to final tails. We have completed a number of installations at the back end of existing float circuits around the world in the last two to three years, where the scavenging of an additional 3 to 5% allowed the operators to enhance their revenue stream with project payback periods of less than six months,” he says. MBE Minerals’ pilot plant comprises a 1 m3 feed tank and a 0.8 m diameter cell and is easily containerised for transportation. The pilot plant can be operated in batch and continuous mode and treats up to 10 m3/h of slurry. “We typically train our customers’ R&D team and then leave them to study the performance of the technology in their unique operating environments,” explains Niekerk. Pneumatic flotation technology uses a slurry pump to feed slurry into an aerator mounted on top of the Pneuflot cells, where it comes into contact with air before being fed into the cell which primarily operates as an a separator vessel. Pneuflot’s aerators are self-aspirated, doing away with the need for compressors or blowers as the air is sucked into the pulp stream. Tested in 1987 in South Africa, the pulp stream is saturated with 11% more air comparative to other technologies. The company’s industrial plants have diameters ranging from 0.8 m to 6 m in diameter with slurry feed rates of 10 m³/h to 1,400 m³/h. The bigger cells are installed for a cost of less than $0.25 per m³/h slurry feed. This places the technology in the lowest capital cost quartile.The picture shows Gregory Niekerk shifting the product curve to favour jumbo graphite flakes via Pneuflot for an East African project at Mintek
Goldcorp has announced the four finalists and eight semi-finalists for #DisruptMining 2018, an innovation accelerator designed to encourage new technologies and ideas to solve some of the biggest challenges in mining, with a $1 million investment up for grabs. “Over 100 impressive submissions were received, making for a difficult selection process to determine finalists.” The sold-out live finale will take place on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, where finalists will pitch their concepts in a “shark-tank” style event.“Our goal was to uncover the next revolutionary concept that will truly disrupt our industry. We were incredibly impressed by the caliber of submissions we received this year and look forward to engaging in discussions with all the semi-finalists and finalists,” stated Goldcorp COO, Todd White. “The four finalists represent the innovative thinking and collaboration our industry needs to ensure mining stays relevant and does its job to fuel the 21st century economy efficiently and responsibly.”The four finalists pitching their disruptive technology to the panel of judges are:Acoustic Zoom Inc.: Acoustic Zoom aims to unlock the potential of Canada’s mineral exploration sector with high frequency 3D imaging to help map complex geological formations deep within the earth’s micro-structure. After earning a spot as a semi-finalist in #DisruptMining 2017, Acoustic Zoom is back. A breakthrough in its ultra high-frequency 3D Borehole Seismic imaging method provides an unprecedented resolution of subsurface geological structures, while reducing 3D survey costs by up to 90 percent. Acoustic Zoom’s method is intended to help exploration teams drill smarter, guide planning and achieve investment value quicker with more actionable and accurate information.EnviroLeach Technologies: EnviroLeach has developed the world’s only safe, stable, sustainable, eco-friendly and economic alternative to cyanide. A unique, cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to the current methods used in the hydrometallurgical extraction of precious metals, including the prolific use of cyanide, strong acids, mercury and smelting processes. The EnviroLeach process, a patented chemistry based on five FDA-approved ingredients, results in a product that is non-toxic, safe to use and provides similar or superior leach kinetics and recoveries to that of cyanide. It’s the first economically and technically viable alternative to the use of cyanide since its introduction in the 1870s. Adoption and application of the EnviroLeach method is expected to help to reduce the environmental impact of mining, streamline permitting processes, improve occupational safety and enhance operational efficiencies.LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.: LlamaZOO Interactive has created MineLife VR, a software platform which enables companies to represent a mine plan from exploration to reclamation in an interactive 1:1 scale using virtual reality, creating efficiencies and value across investor, government, and community relations; resource management; mine planning and reclamation; and business development. Founded by former game designers and developers from Electronic Arts and Microsoft, LlamaZOO’s technology empowers mining companies to tell a better story with their data – making it more accessible and actionable for technical and non-technical stakeholders alike. MineLife VR represents the first time that spatial data of such a large and complex nature has been successfully synthesized into a life-sized, interactive, virtual reality experience. If a picture tells a thousand words then MineLife’s VR lets you experience a million.Open Mineral AG: Open Mineral, founded by former Glencore executives, is digitizing the relic practices of physical commodity trading that has operated the same way for decades. By expanding the number of suitable metal concentrate counterparties available worldwide, the Open Mineral Exchange is transforming the way physical commodity trading is conducted. With streamlined contract negotiations and execution to increase efficiency and profitability for the participants, Open Mineral is a ‘one-stop shop’ for trade execution with sights on implementing blockchain solutions to further reduce processing time and costs while improving cash-flow in concentrate trade transactions.Deciding the fate of the four finalists will be: Blanca Treviño, President & CEO, Softtek and Director of GoldcorpGeorge Salamis, President & CEO, Integra ResourcesRob McEwen, Founder and CEO, McEwen MiningKnott, University of British Columbia Mining Engineering student and 2017 Engineers Canada Gold Medal Student Award recipient, andWal van Lierop, President & CEO, Chrysalix Venture Capital The #DisruptMining ExpoIn addition to the four finalists, eight semi-finalists have been chosen for the #DisruptMining Innovation Expo. The Expo will take place on Sunday March 4, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST at Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto:Active Minerals: Active Minerals’ Acti-Gel 208 is a natural mineral additive that prevents particle build-up in slurry pipelines, allowing for more efficient transport with vastly reduced water usage.Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc: Earth Alive EA1 is the first microbial technology that is proven effective for dust control. It significantly reduces the amount of dust created by trucks driving on mine roads, creating smoother, cleaner surfaces that require less water to maintain.ELEMISSION Inc: Elemission’s MISSION:CORIOSITY technology is a fully-automated core scanner designed to be easily transportable and operated on-location at exploration and mining sites, avoiding the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory studies.Infosys Limited: Infosys’ BlastAID improves the efficiency, accuracy and predictability of blasting at mine sites, making blasting safer and reducing clean-up time.Minerva Intelligence Inc: Minerva Intelligence translates human knowledge and experience into data that machines can understand, improving the machine’s ability to accurately identify exploration targets.Safescape: Safescape Edge Protector is a safer alternative to traditional means of edge protection on haul roads and allows for reduced haul road width.Synergen Met Pty Ltd: Synergen is developing the world’s only modular, transportable plant that makes sodium cyanide at the mine site, reducing transportation of hazardous materials to site and allowing for just-in-time supply.VEERUM: VEERUM’s Digital Twin Platform bridges the gap between what is envisioned in the planning phase of a project and the reality on the ground, allowing for more accurate decision-making, earlier in the process.Net proceeds from the #DisruptMining finale event will be invested in the future of the mining industry through innovation-focused scholarships. Goldcorp also thanked co-host KPMG and marquis sponsor Hard-Line.
MIKEY STAFFORD reports for TheScore.ie from Rio de JaneiroAFTER THE LOSS of Neymar and James Rodriguez we were desperately looking for romance in all the wrong places yesterday, namely Ennis and Salvador.Clare and the Netherlands crushed the dreams of the underdogs, and while the Wexford hurlers get another crack at the All-Ireland champions, Costa Rica are heading home with their carry-on luggage over-flowing with global goodwill.At least Lionel Messi is still with us. Before, during and after Argentina’s 1-0 win over Belgium we were treated by Brazilian TV to footage from the Selecao training ground of Neymar crying in a wheelchair, Neymar being stretchered on to a helicopter and repeated viewings of the knee in the back that fractured his vertebrae.FIFA are contemplating taking disciplinary action against Juan Zuniga but the Colombian has already been tried in the court of public opinion. It has not gone well for him.So with Neymar injured and Rodriguez’s Colombia eliminated the World Cup needed Lionel Messi to prevail against Belgium. The tournament needed its only fit and remaining superstar to advance to the last four, even if Argentina’s two World Cups and the average quality of its current vintage mean that, outside of the Barcelona magician, they are short of romance.Between the footage of Neymar’s pain, we saw Argentina huff and puff their way to victory over Belgium — Messi illuminating a dull match by repeatedly making Marouane Fellaini look like an eejit.After the umpteenth time Messi had drifted past him as if he were a afro-topped lamppost, the Manchester United midfielder looked fit to burst but if there was any Flemish rant of frustration I didn’t hear it as the television was muted, with the iPad tuned to South East Radio for their coverage of Wexford’s All-Ireland SHC qualifier against the All-Ireland champions at Cusack Park.Despite never trailing in 70 minutes Liam Dunne’s scrappy underdogs conspired to draw in regular time and were luckier to finish level again at the end of extra-time. What’s the Flemish for “f*** it anyway”? Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO(Clare’s Seadna Morey scores a goal during the final moments of the match to deny Wexford)Romance comes in many forms, of course, and we missed the start of the Netherlands and Costa Rica due to an unusually lengthy sojourn to a shoe shop in Botafogo.However with the correct size of strappy black shoes finally located and purchased we were home in time to see enough from Arena Fonte Nova to realise that Costa Rica’s best hope of joining the brigade of former World Cup winners in the semi-finals was another penalty shootout.With the incredible Arjen Robben once more proving that Northern Europeans are not only able to survive in this climate but physically thrive, the Dutch looked the likeliest winners. They hit the woodwork twice, Keylor Navas was once more incredible in the Costa Rican goal and had Robin Van Persie been less terrible in front of goal the match would surely not have required its penalties tie-breaker.Having conceded just two goals in five games without loss all the romantics were on the side of Jorge Luis Pinto’s team, who were representing the smallest nation remaining in the tournament.Louis van Gaal does not have the look of a man who puts much stock in romance. He surely broke Jasper Cillessen’s heart when he replaced the Ajax goalkeeper with Tim Krul of Newcastle — a charmer of the highest order who, when he is not taunting opposing players, does a fine line in saving penalties.Costa Rica’s spot kicks against Greece were superb and it was no surprise when four of the five takers from Recife again stepped forward — Christian Borges taking the place of the substituted Joel Campbell.Winger Bolanos scored the fourth but, despite the other four takers switching their aim from the win over Greece, Krul guessed correctly on each occasion, saving Bryan Ruiz’s penalty before diving low and to his left to block Michael Umana’s kick and win the game.So we have four semi-finalists who, between them, have contested 21 finals and the Netherlands — they of the superbly talented but diving superstar Robben and trash-talking penalty kick specialist — are the only one of the quartet to have never won the tournament before.There was romance in the total football pioneers who contested and lost the 1974 and 1978 finals but this year’s edition, like the Netherlands side who contested the final four years ago, are harder to love.But that is sport and, while we would all like to be dancing at the crossroads we learned yesterday, in Ennis and in Salvador, that sometimes romance means sitting for an eternity in a shoe shop.Unmoving Messi, folding arms and star-attachment; the week’s best sportswriting>Twitter was loving Brian Kerr’s commentary for Argentina-Belgium>
http://jrnl.ie/3197143 By Associated Press (Click here if video doesn’t play)At one checkpoint, protesters wore orange jumpsuits with black hoods over their faces to represent prisoners in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay. Eleanor Goldfield, who helped organise the Disrupt J20 protest, said protesters wanted to show Trump and his “misguided, misinformed or just plain dangerous” supporters that they won’t be silent.Black Lives Matter and feminist groups also made their voices heard.Most Trump supporters walking to the inauguration past Union Station ignored protesters outside the train station, but not Doug Rahm, who engaged in a lengthy and sometimes profane yelling match with them. Navy officers move through demonstrators as police keep people back. Source: Jose Luis Magana/AP“Get a job,” said Rahm, a Bikers for Trump member from Philadelphia. “Stop crying snowflakes, Trump won.”Outside the International Spy Museum, protesters in Russian hats ridiculed Trump’s praise of President Vladimir Putin, marching with signs calling Trump ‘Putin’s Puppet’ and ‘Kremlin employee of the month’.More demonstrations were planned for later in the day. For one DisruptJ20 event, a march beginning at Columbus Circle outside Union Station, participants were asked to gather at noon, the same time as Trump’s swearing-in as the 45th president. Jan 20th 2017, 5:50 PM Short URL 18,262 Views Police use tear gas in Washington DC protests during President Trump’s inauguration Demonstrators have pledged to continue protesting during Trump’s presidency. Meanwhile … police tear gas protesters demonstrating against President Trump #InaugurationDay. pic.twitter.com/FNfkQ7nKCr— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 20, 2017 Police officers are shown near an inaugural security checkpoint entrance. Source: Jose Luis Magana/APPOLICE DEPLOYED PEPPER spray in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump’s inauguration as protesters registered their rage against the incoming president.Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. Signs read, ‘Resist Trump Climate Justice Now’, ‘Let Freedom Ring’, ‘Free Palestine’.But at one point, police gave chase to a group of about 100 protesters who smashed the windows of downtown businesses as they denounced capitalism and Trump. Police in riot gear used pepper spray from large canisters and eventually cordoned off the protesters, who shouted, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” as a helicopter hovered overhead.The confrontation happened about an hour before Trump’s swearing-in at the Capitol.Closer to that scene, lines for ticket holders entering two gates stretched for blocks at one point as protesters clogged entrances. Friday 20 Jan 2017, 5:50 PM Hundreds gathered outside the National Press Club in downtown Washington, where the DeploraBall was being held.The name is a play on a campaign remark by Hillary Clinton, who once referred to many of Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables.”The demonstrations won’t end when Trump takes up residence in the White House. A massive Women’s March on Washington is planned for tomorrow.Christopher Geldart, the District of Columbia’s homeland security director, has said 1,800 buses have registered to park in the city, which could mean nearly 100,000 people coming in just by bus.Live: Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States >Poll: Do you feel better or worse now that Trump is US President? > Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet #BREAKING: Tear gas deployed towards anti-Trump protesters in Washington D.C #DisruptJ20 #TrumpProtest #Inauguration https://t.co/EsphpsCoSl— Kris Cruz (@realKrisCruz) January 20, 2017 (Click here if video doesn’t play)The route for the march, which organizers called a ‘Festival of Resistance’, ran about 1.5 miles to McPherson Square, a park about three blocks from the White House, where a rally featuring the filmmaker and liberal activist Michael Moore was planned.“We’re going to throw a party in the streets for our side,” organizer David Thurston told reporters last week, adding that drummers, musicians and a float of dancers were planned for the march.Along the parade route, the ANSWER Coalition anti-war group planned demonstrations at two locations.Protesters and supporters of Trump clashed Thursday evening outside a pro-Trump event in Washington. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to control the unruly crowd. 98 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Earlier, the DisruptJ20 coalition, named after the date of the inauguration, had promised that people participating in its actions in Washington would attempt to shut down the celebrations, risking arrest when necessary.Trump supporter Brett Ecker said the protesters were frustrating but weren’t going to put a damper on his day.“They’re just here to stir up trouble,” said the 36-year-old public school teacher.It upsets me a little bit that people choose to do this, but yet again it’s one of the things I love about this country. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Source: AJ+/Twitter Share72 Tweet Email Source: Kris Cruz/Twitter
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Five years after she suffered serious injuries in an acid attack, Konstantina Kuneva vows to continue her struggle in the European ParliamentOne of Greece’s new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), has said she is “deeply moved” at being elected and vowed to use her time in the European Parliament to continue her “struggle at another level, from which I will be able to help more people”.Originally from the northeaster Bulgarian city of Silistra, Konstantina (or Kostadinka) Kuneva was severely wounded in December 2008 after a man threw sulphuric acid in her face as she was returning home from work.Kuneva, a history graduate, took up work in the cleaning sector in 2003, two years after moving to Greece with her child. The sulphuric acid attack was linked to her union activities in representing cleaning personnel as head of the Attica Union of Cleaners and Domestic Workers (Pekop). As a result of the attack, which occurred two days before Christmas, she lost her sight in one eye and has limited vision in the other. Her vocal chords and trachea were also seriously damaged.In a message posted on her website, Kuneva, who received more than 166,000 votes in the election, said that she hopes to have her voters “beside me throughout my tenure in the European Parliament”.“You can be my eyes and ears in the real world of work and survival. I, along with the other SYRIZA and European Left MEPs, are obliged to become your voice in the sparkling, complex and cold world of the European Parliament.”Kuneva’s full message read:I want to thank everyone who believed in my candidacy on SYRIZA’s European Parliament ticket and who supported my efforts to continue my struggle at another level, from which I will be able to help more people!I am deeply moved!It is one thing to suspect that you are loved, that they need you and believe you can contribute, and quite another to witness that. You helped me to see it in the best manner, with your love and trust.You made the impossible possible!I think that both all of you who supported me from the first moment and I myself offered a positive example to all of society, by conducting a campaign without spending a single euro!I hope to have you beside me throughout my tenure in the European Parliament.You can be my eyes and ears in the real world of work and survival. I, along with the other SYRIZA and European Left MEPs, are obliged to become your voice in the sparkling, complex and cold world of the European Parliament.I wish the love that was created and expressed these days spreads and strengthens our society ever more!Source: enetenglish
Today is Wednesday, better known as New Comic Book Day, the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week, that comic is All Star Batman #7 from DC Comics, by writer Scott Snyder and artist Tula Lotay. Not only is it new comic book day, but this week also sees the release of the LEGO Batman Movie, making it an appropriate time to talk about the caped crusader!via DC ComicsAll Star Batman #7(W) Scott Snyder (A) Tula LotayEnds of the Earth Part 2 – “Poison Promises”! Step aside, gentlemen—Poison Ivy is about to steal the spotlight in Batman’s continuing rogues gallery road trip. Scott Snyder teams up with mega-talent Tula Lotay to reimagine the Dark Knight’s most seductive villain. Scott Snyder’s acclaimed run on the New 52 Batman title with artist Greg Capullo ended in May of last year, and it is hard to believe. Snyder almost immediately jumped over to All Star Batman, teaming up with some of the best artists in the comics industry to tell whatever kind of Batman story that Snyder wants, disjointed just enough from the main DC Universe to feel like its own thing. All Star succeeds best when it’s doing just that, standing out as a modern classic for Batman. Snyder’s New 52 Batman was great, a modern classic even, but I always felt that it fell short by having to play by the rules of the universe that it took place within. Any major revelations that resulted from Snyder’s stories were either undone or undercut. The first story arc, featuring Two-Face as the villain with artist John Romita Jr. was a solid story, and a ton of fun. This new arc, The Ends of the Earth, seems to just be a trip through the Rogues gallery with superstar guest artists on each issue, for which I have no complaints. Snyder clearly has a ton of fun writing Batman as a character, with an excellent grasp on who he is as a character, which makes anything Bat-related of his a pure joy to read.via DC ComicsTula Lotay’s art is the real star of this issue, which is no surprise. She is following up the always amazing Jock who drew issue #6 featuring Mr. Freeze, and this issue of All Star is another home run for her. Lotay has done some featured guest spots in some of the best series in recent years, and every issue she has worked on has been unforgettable. I’m thinking specifically her work on Image’s Zero #18 with writer Ales Kot, and issue #13 of The Wicked + The Divine with writer Kieron Gillen, both of which were some of the best issues of their respective series. Lotay’s Poison Ivy is equal parts seductive and downright intimidating, and her Batman feels like a rock solid shadow moving across the page. This series is consistently so much more than just another Batman series, and Scott Snyder has earned his place as one of the all-time great Batman writers by telling modern classics with superstar artists by his side. All Star Batman #7 is available in stores and online today.2/8/2017 Releases – In addition to All Star Batman #7, here is a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should also be reading if you are not already.Kingpin #1 from Marvel Comics, writer Matthew Rosenberg, and artist Ben Torres.The Wicked + The Divine #26 from Image Comics, writer Kieron Gillen, artist Jamie McKelvie, and colorist Matthew Wilson. Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on target
With the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope taking place this year, it seems as if the mouse house wants all eyes on them in anticipation for The Last Jedi’s release this December. Across the sea near Disney Japan, they are doing just that with a pretty flashy approach.May the 4th is here, and tons of exclusives are hitting store shelves all over the world. Though, one item might be a tad hard for most hardcore collectors to obtain.This life size Darth Vader helmet is solid gold and runs for 154 million yen (US $1.4 Million).I would not recommend wearing it though, as it weighs in at a whopping 33 pounds and may turn you into your favorite Funko bobble-head.The Sith lords helmet is currently being displayed at the GINZA TANAKA jewelry store in Tokyo’s Ginza district from now until May 28th. It is said that the mat finish along with the shiny ends give a real force prospective look (pun intended).After seeing this today, it has me thinking, the Tanaka jewelry store has sold a solid gold Godzilla before this, now Vader’s helmet. Is someone actually buying these lavish geeky conversation pieces? Or are they being melted down to create the next big promotion? I’d like to believe Marvels The Collector has these floating in his chamber. Or better yet, Gold Member is behind it all. I say we find them and replace C-3PO’s leg and arm once and for all. Make him whole again… In goooooolllld!
From 1932 until 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps was one of the largest public works programs of the New Deal.An under-recognized aspect of that program is the topic of a military history talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marshall House, 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver.The CCC, as it was known, employed single young men to perform unskilled manual labor in jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources on federal, state and local government lands.About 200,000 black men were employed by the CCC. Their story has been largely forgotten, historian and author Donna Sinclair said.Sinclair will discuss the work and conditions of these camps, the program’s benefits and drawbacks and the shift from integrated to segregated camps.The free talks are presented by the Vancouver Barracks Military Association and hosted by The Historic Trust. Seating is limited; people interested in attending should make reservations at email@example.com
Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 28, 2017 – Providenciales – Around 10:31 pm yesterday (Thursday, July 27), a 23-year-old male reported to 911 that he was robbed by two mask gunmen in the Long Bay area of Providenciales.The complainant told officers that he had just arrived in the parking Lot of his residence at Carib Club when the two masked gun men approached him, one from the bush and the other from behind; both with guns. The culprits demanded money, they then tied the victim up and drove him to the Scotia Bank ATM in his white Nissan Sentra car registration number TC7745 and forced him to withdraw an undisclosed amount of money. The culprits left the victim unharmed and drove away in the vehicle.The vehicle has not been recovered.An investigation is ongoing into this report.Press release from RTCIPF Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo