NYC – Top Seeds Results Day 2

first_imgA few surprises today at the X-Blades National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour.Early on day two of the X-Blades National Youth Championships, the seeds performed as planned, most of them winning their pool matches. In the Boys 18’s, QSST, Brisbane, NSWCHS and NSWCIS were all victorious. The upsets were 16th ranked North Queensland beating 15th-ranked Northern Territory 18-0, with the major upset being first seeds Sydney Mets going down to 6th ranked NSWCCC 6-3.In other divisions, SQBD played a tight match, tying 8 all with North Queensland in the Boy’s 20’s.  Also in the Boys 20’s, 2nd ranked Southern Suns beat Hornets 14-7, and first seeds Sydney Mets beat fourth seed Cobras 10-6.In the Girls 18’s, SQBD were too good for the Southern Suns and Northern Territory beat South Australia 9-2. Top seeds QSST were too good for Tasmania, winning 15-1, while the other winners were NSWCHS, Sydney Rebels. Northern Eagles and South Queensland fought out a 3 all draw, while the X-Blades match of the round lived up to expectations, with 6th ranked NSWCCC defeating third seeds Brisbane 8-1.In the Girls 20’s, it was all the favourites taking victory, with Brisbane, Sharks, Sunshine Coast, Southern Suns and Sydney Rebels all winning. Later in the afternoon, the Boys 18’s NSWCHS, ranked 4th came back from a heavy defeat to beat the 3rd ranked Cobras 10-3. In other Boys 18’s results, NSWCIS, Southern Suns and the Mets were the winners.In the final games of the day, it was the usual suspects, with NSWCHS, Sharks and NSWCCC winning in the Boys 18’s, although 3rd ranked Brisbane did it tough, being held to 3-all against 11th ranked Hornets. The Hornets were winners in the Girls 20’s, beating Victoria 10-4.last_img read more

A Former USC Football Star Has Reportedly Passed Away

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)A former college football star and legendary USC Trojans icon has reportedly passed away.Willie Brown, a California native who starred for the Trojans in the 1960s and has since become a major part of USC’s program/campus, has unfortunately died, according to multiple reports.Multiple USC personnel shared the tough news on Twitter.“To the Trojan family, Our dearly beloved Coach Willie Brown a true legend has passed away this morning. Let’s make sure we keep his family lifted up in prayer.”“RIP to a great Trojan Willie Brown. He was an honorable man who dedicated his life to the betterment of the youth. So glad I got to say bye.”To the Trojan family, Our dearly beloved Coach Willie Brown a true legend has passed away this morning. Let’s make sure we keep his family lifted up in prayer. ??Much Love Pops#MyDearestFriend#RIP— Pops (@PopsUSC) July 26, 2018RIP to a great Trojan Willie Brown.He was an honorable man who dedicated his life to the betterment of the youth. So glad I got to say bye.— Alex Holmes (@Trojan81) July 26, 2018Here’s USC on Brown:Safe to say, Brown helped the baseball team, but his talents were more famously witnessed on the gridiron, as he became the first I-formation tailback in John McKay’s offense and helped the Trojans to their first national championship in 23 years in 1962. That year, the junior led the team in rushing, interceptions, punt returns and kickoff returns, and was the second leading receiver.“It was great for me,” he laughs. “I got the ball all the time. Everyone loved it because we could see that the defense didn’t know what to do. What John McKay did in installing that offense was revolutionary in college football. They were running me in motion and lining me up seven-yards deep. The things that he did from an innovation standpoint, other teams couldn’t handle.”This story encapsulates everything Brown did and meant to the USC family. It’s very much worth a read.RIP, Willie.last_img read more

Very sacred sharing Hundreds of women in Montreal gather to perform traditional

first_imgLindsay RichardsonAPTN NewsMaori artist and activist Mihirangi came to Montreal thinking her all-female haka workshop would be held in a smaller venue.But due to high demand – over 950 RSVP’s on the Facebook event – it was decided that the workshop would be held on main stage at Place des Festivals, on the first night of performances for the city’s First Peoples’ Fest.“The women who attend the workshops are really searching,” she said. “Some are just curious.”The Haka taught to Wednesday’s diverse gathering of women was written to empower and celebrate women in the era of MMIWG.It’s a common theme in her performances as Mama Mihirangi & the Mareikura – a dance-electronica trio comprised of women who strive to honour their traditions.“The haka has always been used as a form of challenge- whether it’s a personal challenge, or a challenge for others, or a challenge of the issues,” Mihirangi explained. “It’s an opportunity for people to come together as one unit, with one voice, expressing themselves in a really passionate way.”The outdoor space filled quickly despite a heavy rain warning.There’s a common misconception that haka is a Maori ceremony reserved for men.Mihirangi says that women and children also participate: it’s a way of harnessing critical energy and life source, or “mana.”“Globally we’re going through a big crisis, and women must stand up,” she said.“The women’s haka is an opportunity for women to embody the virtues, you know, feminine virtues and their own personal power and strength.” read more

Video Model Abir Berrani Talks About Seeing King Mohammed VI at

Rabat – Moroccan model Abir Berrani has expressed her feelings to her Snapchat fans about seeing King Mohammed VI and Lalla Salma aboard a boat at Cabo Negro beach in northern Morocco. “We were on the beach, where a lots of people were standing with their jet skies looking and waving at the king while he was waving back at us. He was with Lalla Salma […] may Allah bless him,” says Abir.She explains that the boat was huge, surrounded by many jet skis. “It was obvious that this was the King […] that was a really magnificent view,” she adds. Berrani is the sister of Kaoutar Berrani, who bewitched Arab Idol’s jury in the 2017 edition of the singing competition.

Applications for US unemployment benefits dipped last week latest sign of scant

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week, the latest evidence that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this year hasn’t caused employers to cut jobs.Weekly unemployment benefit applications fell 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 312,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose 2,000 to 314,000.The average has fallen 9 per cent since the beginning of this year. Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so the declines indicate that companies are cutting fewer jobs.The figures come a day after the government said the economy shrank at a 2.9 per cent annual rate in the first three months of the year, the worst reading since early 2009, when the U.S. was mired in the depths of the recession.The number of people actually receiving benefits inched up by 12,000 to 2.57 million. But the small increase comes after the level fell to a six-year low in the previous week.When businesses are confident enough to keep staff, they are also likely to hire more people.The low level of applications indicates employers haven’t been rattled by the first quarter’s dismal showing, which many economists have partly blamed on bad weather. If businesses feared the economy was tumbling into a recession, they would likely ramp up layoffs.Instead, they are hiring at a healthy pace. Employers added 217,000 jobs in May, the fourth straight month of gains above 200,000. That’s the first such stretch since 1999. The unemployment rate remained 6.3 per cent in May, the lowest in more than five years.Other data also suggest the economy has recovered from the bad first quarter. Factory output is rising, auto sales have reached a nine-year high and businesses are ordering more equipment.Most analysts forecast the economy will expand at a 3.5 per cent annual rate or higher in the April-June quarter, and at a 3 per cent rate in the second half of the year. by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jun 26, 2014 6:56 am MDT Applications for US unemployment benefits dipped last week, latest sign of scant layoffs read more

At UN debate Japan vows to back global push for inclusive quality

“In Japan, where the labour participation rate for women has seen a marked rise, we are witnessing that self-evident fact on a daily basis”, said Shinzo Abe. He recalled that last March, while Malala Yousafzai was in Tokyo, she told him that perhaps 100 million girls lack the skills they need to have a good command of modern technology, because they don’t undergo a minimum education of 12 years.  Highlighting policies that empower women and girls, Mr. Abe was delighted that his country has been “able to capture what Malala advocates for”. “We pledged to ‘promote inclusive quality education for all girls and women’ [and] Japan wishes to run at all times at the very front of the pack with respect to these efforts”, he said.  Over the next three years, Japan will provide “enriched education to a minimum of nine million children and young people in Sub-Saharan African and Asian nations”, with a plan to “expand e-learning for primary school children” in Sri Lanka and “Internet-based mathematics and science education” in Rwanda, according to the Prime Minister. Noting that this was his seventh address to the General Assembly, he flagged that over that time, “I have consistently emphasized the importance of empowering women and girls and the value of making health care universally available”. At the same time, he emphasized that Japan “earnestly” values education and “aspires to be an ‘FP’…or a ‘foster power, one that fosters human capacity”. Three points In closing Mr. Abe made three distinct points, beginning with North Korea. Advocating for an approach by which two leaders “talk candidly with each other and try to work out the issues at hand”, the Prime Minister asserted: “I am determined to meet Chairman Kim Jong-un myself face to face, without attaching any conditions”. “Japan’s unchanging objective is to normalize its relations with North Korea through comprehensively resolving the outstanding issues of concern with North Korea, including the abductions, nuclear, and missile issues, as well as settling the unfortunate past”, he said. Secondly, he expressed Japan’s concerns regarding the situation in the Middle East. “The attack on Saudi Arabia’s crude oil facilities was an extremely contemptible crime that holds the international economic order hostage”, Mr. Abe said.  “I consider precious the pronouncement made to me directly by Supreme Leader Khamenei of Iran, that he issued as a fatwa three repudiations regarding nuclear weapons, namely ‘not to possess, produce, or use’ them, and has ensured thorough implementation of that fatwa”.  Point number three was Japan’s intention to use multilateral frameworks and globalism to reduce disparities. “The world will become more connected, leading more people to escape from poverty”, he maintained.  The Prime Minister argued that the world has the ability to make the changes it needs, and that “shall be reaffirmed right here in this great assembly hall”. read more

Commercial vehicle demand remains solid

Rolling year at 391,829 units, up 5.5 per cent on March 2004March CV registrations down 753 units and 1.4 per cent to 54,925Strong growth in car type pick ups, rigids 3.5 – 7.4t and three-axle sectors‘The rolling year CV registration total is above 390,000 units and we expect that to continue’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Investment in new vans and trucks is at a very high level and we predict total registrations will nudge last year’s record total. The immediate economic outlook continues to be good, despite slower growth in consumer spending.’DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Stakeholders meet to update sexual assault response protocol

Brock University is revisiting its sexual assault response protocol in an effort to better prevent and combat sexual violence.Student and campus organizations, faculty, Campus Security, Human Resources and Student Services have been meeting this spring to discuss prevention measures, complaint procedures, and response protocol. Training of student leaders and first responders will also be updated.The review comes after the province released its action plan in March to stop sexual violence and harassment. The document calls on Ontario universities and colleges to revisit policies aimed at ensuring the safety of students, staff and faculty while improving supports for assault survivors.“This action plan has mobilized Brock to review the resources and services we provide and to consider and share best practices,” said Kim Meade, Vice-President Student Services.Brock’s current protocol outlines how to bring forward complaints, and the resources available to support those who have been assaulted or harassed. Until the action plan’s release calling on all post-secondary institutions to draft specific protocols dealing with the issue, Brock was one of only a handful of Ontario universities to have a standalone policy addressing sexual assault.Sexual assault statistics in Canada point to the need to re-examine attitudes toward and response to the issue. Research indicates that 460,000 sexual assaults happen each year in Canada, yet for every 1,000 assaults, only 33 are ever reported.Of those, 12 result in charges being laid, though half of those are never prosecuted and only three lead to a conviction.Sexual assault rates are also five times higher for women under the age of 35, making universities key players in challenging and changing attitudes and behaviour that contribute to sexual violence and harassment.Meade said work will be done through the summer to ensure dedicated student education programs that emphasize prevention are in place when classes resume in September.Those programs will equip people to intervene safely and effectively to prevent victimization. Students will also learn about healthy relationships and the trauma of sexual violence and harassment.Front-line staff will be trained to ensure survivors receive a sensitive, appropriate response when reporting assaults. The institutional reporting of incidents on campus will also be streamlined.“We are committed to working with campus-wide stakeholders and community organizations in implementing these measures, and creating and maintaining a safe campus for everyone,” Meade said.Learn more about Brock’s sexual assault response protocol read more

Nash notches goal and assist as Blue Jackets beat Wild 42

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Riley Nash had a goal and an assist, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 23 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night.Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin also scored to help the Blue Jackets move ahead of Washington for the Metropolitan Division lead.Nash, who signed as a free agent last summer, got his first goal in 29 games — and first as a Blue Jacket — in the second period and assisted on Markus Hannikainen’s first-period tally. Columbus has won two in a row and six out of eight.Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise scored for Minnesesota, and Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves. The Wild have lost two in a row and four of six.Granlund’s slap shot from the slot started it, putting the Wild on the board 7:46 into the game.Hannikainen tapped in a bouncing puck later in the period to tie it.Atkinson extended his points streak to nine games — tying his career high — when he beat Dubnyk from the right circle near the end of a power play early in the second period.Nash scored a few minutes later, redirecting a pass from Zach Weresnki, and Panarin’s wrist shot clanged in off the right post at 11:24 to make it a 4-1 game for Columbus.Parise got one of them back for the Wild 42 seconds later off a wrap-around, extending his point streak to six games, but Minnesota couldn’t get any closer a both teams played a scoreless third period.NOTES: Columbus’ John Tortorella coached his 1,200th NHL game, becoming the 18th coach in league history and the fifth active coach to reach that mark. … Wild D Greg Pateryn returned after missing one game because of illness. He replaced Nate Prosser. … Columbus F Anthony Duclair was scratched in favour of F Oliver Bjorkstrand, who was a healthy scratch for the past four games. Tortorella said Duclair is “dinged up” and day-to-day. … Minnesota G Alex Stalock and Columbus D Scott Harrington each played in their 100th career NHL game. … Blue Jackets centre Pierre-Luc Dubois’ two assists game him 14 points in his past nine games.___More AP NHL: and Mitch Stacy on Twitter at Stacy, The Associated Press read more

Half of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot focus

first_imgHalf of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot focus at school, a study has found.Some 48 per cent of youngsters said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone about their problems, mainly because they did not want other people to know that they were struggling.More than half (58 per cent) did not think that asking for help would solve the problem.The latest report from the Youth Index, which gauges how students feel about a range of topics from home life to health, showed that mental health is at its lowest level since the Index was first commissioned. This report paints a deeply concerning picture of a generation who feel their ability to shape their own future is slipping away from themDame Martina Milburn, chief executive at The Prince’s Trust It showed the current political climate is troubling young people with 58 per cent saying that recent political events had made them feel anxious about their future, with 41 per cent feeling more anxious than they did a year ago.Dame Martina said: “The single most important thing we can do to empower these young people is to help them into a job, an education course or on to a training programme.”Now, more than ever, we must work together to provide the support and opportunities they need to unlock a brighter future.”The Prince’s Trust has launched a new mental health strategy to give all its staff the confidence to deal with young people’s mental health needs, supported by the Royal Mail Group, as part of its ongoing work to help young people overcome emotional well-being challenges. The single most important thing we can do to empower these young people is to help them into a job, an education course or onto a training programmeDame Martina Milburn The Index showed there are many contributing factors to students’ mental health problems Half of young people said they feel the pressures of getting a job are greater than they were a year ago and more than a third said they did not feel in control of their job prospects.The eighth Index, based on a survey of 2,215 young people aged 16 to 25, revealed many feel their circumstances are trapping them.Dame Martina Milburn, chief executive at the Prince’s Trust said: “This report paints a deeply concerning picture of a generation who feel their ability to shape their own future is slipping away from them.”It’s shocking how many feel so desperate about their situation and it is vital that we support them to develop the confidence and coping skills they need to succeed in life.”The rise of living costs is also a major issue for young people, with 37 per cent of those who felt their lives were out of their control worried their living costs are going up faster than their wages and salary. Queens University of Belfast, the main Lanyon building in Northern Ireland Of those who do not feel they are in control of their lives, 61 per cent said they felt this was because they lack self-confidence, and that this holds them back.A range of factors that may contribute  to young people not feeling in control of their lives have been highlighted by the Index.One in 10 young people said they did not know anyone who “really cares” about them, 45 per cent felt stressed about body image and 37 per cent said they felt stressed about coping with work or school, the report found.The Youth Index showed that many feel confused, and 44 per cent of those surveyed claimed they don’t know what to believe because they read conflicting things in the media about the economy.center_img Of those surveyed, 42 per cent said traditional goals such as buying a house or getting a steady job were unrealistic and 34 per cent said they thought they will have a worse standard of living than their parents did.Almost a fifth said they “don’t believe they can change their circumstances if they want to” and 16 per cent said they “think their life will amount to nothing, no matter how hard they try”.Prof Louise Arseneault, ESRC mental health leadership fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, said: “Given the profound uncertainty surrounding recent political events and the fact that young people face the worst job prospects in decades, it’s not surprising to read that one in four young people aged 16 to 25 don’t feel in control of their lives.“Although it’s obviously alarming that these concerns play on young minds, it’s encouraging to see that young people have an interest in actively shaping their own future.” A young man searches a mental health website for advice to overcome his sleeping problems This year’s Index will help inform the development of the policy and programmes designed to address the issues facing young people todayDavid Fass, CEO of Macquarie Group Students visit during open day at Queens University of Belfast To help vulnerable young people access the appropriate care at the earliest opportunity mental health support will be embedded in all the Trust’s employability and personal development programmes.The Trust will partner with relevant mental health services and organisations to build a suite of training resources with the ambition to locate mental health related services at Prince’s Trust Centres.During this year The Trust will support 60,000 disadvantaged young people to develop confidence and skills to succeed in life.Three in four young people supported by the Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.David Fass, CEO of Macquarie Group EMEA, said: “We have seen first-hand how the work of organisations such as the Prince’s Trust can transform young lives.”Macquarie is committed to investing in young people and we hope the findings of this year’s Index will help inform the development of the policy and programmes designed to address the issues facing young people today.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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T20I NZ hold on for narrow win over Windies women

New Zealand 167 for 6 (Martin 54, Bates 49, Dottin 2-23) beat West Indies 159 for 6 (Matthews 53, Taylor 51*, Kasperek 3-35, Devine 2-27) by eight runsLeigh Kasperek gets into her delivery stride IDI/Getty ImagesSpinner Leigh Kasperek’s three-wicket haul – including the late scalps of Kyshona Knight and Kycia Knight in the space of three balls in the 19th over – proved vital as New Zealand prevailed over West Indies by eight runs in the first game of the five-match women’s T20I series.Kasperek had earlier also accounted for top-scorer Hayley Matthews, out stumped after teeing off for 53 off 31. Kasperek’s wickets ensured captain Stafanie Taylor was neutralised, left stranded on 51.Taylor built on the platform that was set by Matthews, who dominated an opening stand of 42 with Merissa Aguilleira, to which the latter contributed just 5. However, Matthews’ dismissal triggered a slide, as 60 for 1 became 97 for 4, until Kyshona partnered Taylor for a 56-run stand that took West Indies closer.With 22 required off two overs, Taylor struck Kasperek for six at the start of the 19th. But the bowler recovered to concede just three runs off the remaining five deliveries while picking up two wickets. Akeira Peters used up four deliveries in the final over, by Sophie Devine, before Taylor got strike; by then the equation of 10 off 2 proved too tough even for the well-set batsman.“We’re really lucky Sophie bowled the over really well, and I guess having the non-established batter on strike helped us too,” Katey Martin, the Player of the Match for her half-century and two stumpings, said. “It was pleasing to get across today.”Earlier, New Zealand’s top order set them up for a tall score with three solid contributions. Captain Suzie Bates carried over her brutal form from the ODIs and struck 49, before Martin (54) and Amy Satterthwaite (36) consolidated with a 52-run third-wicket stand. West Indies’ bowlers shared the wickets around, but fast bowler Deandra Dottin was the most effective with 2 for 23 in four overs.“It was pleasing to get out there and bat a little higher up the order today,” Martin said. “The outfield is really super-fast here, so anything that gets through really goes. We did well to set it up and keep the momentum going through, and had a good total on the board that we were comfortable with and felt we could defend.” (ESPNcricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNew Zealand defeat Windies women by one-runMarch 20, 2018In “Sports”Windies narrowly miss out despite Taylor 90March 5, 2018In “latest news”West Indies Women suffer 8-wicket loss to New ZealandJuly 6, 2017In “latest news” read more

New improved ventilation system for underground mining from GIA Industries

first_imgA new generation of Swedvent underground ventilation fans and ducting system from GIA Industries offers reduced noise levels. Improved silencer design offers noise reductions of at least 3 dB(A) for the full range of fan motors rated between 10 and 500 kW to meet 75-85 dB(A) at 7m. The improved sound damping has been achieved with a specially designed silencer filled with processed mineral wool to reduce high frequency sounds.The ventilation system features advanced impeller design incorporating a large hub, short blades and, accurately measured spacing between the blades to give the fan an enhanced ability to counteract high pressure systems. The dynamically balanced impeller rotates in purpose – designed guide vanes to eliminate turbulence.Individually adjustable aluminium blades allow the same fan to be used for a number of different tunnel conditions by adjusting the blade angle. For example, a 1,250 mm diameter fan can be set to deliver 16-44 m³/s. The range of Swedvent fans is available with 630-2,240 mm diameters and 1.5-200 m³/s capacities. They are built in a rugged anti-corrosion treated design to withstand aggressive environments. The GIA Swedvent range of fans is particularly suited to long drifts allowing two or more fans to be installed in series offering  increased power to counteract the possible high pressures in the tunnel ducting.The Swedvent ventilation system also features GIA’s flexible, pvc-coated polyester fabric ducting available in diameters from 300 to 3,000 mm and lengths of 10 up to 200 m; to ensure a pliable, easy to handle duct, with a relatively low weight and highly durable ducting.Increased tear strength is also assured with an enhanced yarn in the base fabric every second centimetre. The flexible ducting system is also manufactured in two different standard qualities and two antistatic qualities which meet SIS650082 fire resistance.Both duct ends are fitted with a split, heavy duty, PVC-type zipper and made with protective flaps on both the inside and outside to ensure an absolutely airtight ducting. The ducting can be used several times on different projects, and, if it should fail, is very easy to repair. The airflow is shut off causing the ducting to collapse: a fabric repair sleeve is then applied to the damaged area and closed using its zip joint. When the airflow is returned the sleeve stays firmly in place.last_img read more

Brendan Wood International announces TopGun Turnaround CEO worldwide precious metals

first_imgBrendan Wood International (BWI) has announced that Anthony Makuch CEO of Lake Shore Gold, achieved the TopGun Turnaround CEO designation. According to BWI this unique recognition is due to Lake Shore Gold’s value appreciation of approximately 187% achieved over the last 18 months, as well as the simultaneous improvement of Lake Shore Gold’s position on The Brendan Wood Shareholder Confidence Index. Lake Shore’s BWI Index improvements in shareholder confidence across a spectrum of management skills and accomplishments underpin sustainability. The TopGun Turnaround CEO designation is achieved by a CEO who has combined a compelling upward valuation of his/her company with similarly marked improvements on the BWI Shareholder Confidence Index, the latter representing a shareholder view of stable repositioning as opposed to a price improvement event alone.“It is an extraordinary feat to raise a company from its lowest ebb and simultaneously lead investors to a change of mind about that company’s future. Tony Makuch did that and more for Lake Shore Gold last year” said Brendan Wood, Chairman BWI.Asked about how often it happens, Wood explained, “It is very rare and the reasons for that infrequency are easy to understand, especially in Tony Makuch’s case. A year and a half ago shareholder confidence ratings on Lake Shore Gold were deeply disheartening. Tony did not have any investor fans, quite the reverse. He somehow set pessimism aside and went to work to create extraordinary cost efficiency at the mine sites. To say Tony’s boots were on the ground is an understatement”.Shareholder Confidence ratings for Makuch improved by approximately 40% over the last 18 months while confidence in Corporate Strategy and execution increased by 30%. Both metrics are now in-line with the sector averages whereas two years ago these particular ratings were over 20% below the industry. In first quarter 2015 Lake Shore shareholders expressed increasing confidence in the CEO for the year ahead.Particular achievements celebrated by Lake Shore Gold investors include:Demonstrated operational efficiencyPotential extension of reserve life through explorationA focus on growthDebt reductionCash flow generationConsistently meeting targets and expectations.Shareholder ratings identified four potential candidates for the TopGun Turnaround CEO designation 2014/2015, however, in comparison; Lake Shore Gold’s Makuch quickly rose to the top of this group.TOPGUN TURNAROUND CEOsAnthony Makuch, Lake Shore Gold Corp.Brad Gordon, Acacia Mining PLCGeorge Ogilvie, Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.Scott Caldwell, Guyana Goldfields Inc.last_img read more

French Cup HBC Nantes knocks out Paris HC Dunkerque does the same

In the French Cup yesterday, the most surprising result was definitely HBC Nantes winning away at Paris HC, something one would not imagine considering the teams’ current forms. However, HBC Nantes did it, and they beat Paris HC with 36:35 knocking them out of the Cup.In the other game, Montpellier continues their bad play and this time were beaten by better Dunkerque side. Hosts in the end won 34:27. DunkerqueMontpellierNantesparis ← Previous Story DHB Cup (Round 3): Fuchse Berlin is out! Next Story → Bundesliga (Round 9): Rhein-Neckar Lowen brilliant, make it 18:0

Outlook 2013 drops support for xls and doc

first_imgAs Microsoft prepares for the next update of Outlook, there are several components being added and removed from the email client as we know it. On the chopping block for Outlook is the ability to import and export the .doc and .xls file formats.Microsoft has been paying special attention to its email services recently, though most of this has been directed at the new Hotmail. Despite many skeptics, Microsoft knocked one out of the park with their refresh of Hotmail, and now are turning their focus to an update for Outlook. There are so many features baked in to Outlook that have existed forever even though no one uses them. Chief among them is the ability to import and export things inside of Outlook using Microsoft’s file formats. It made perfect sense for a Redmond when they wanted to keep everything in house, but the fact is no one uses these features anymore.According to Microsoft, these features are being removed so the team can focus on ones that their customers use the most. You will still be able to import and export using .csv and .pst, and the contact manager tools in ACT! and Outlook Express will remain intact.Also removed from Outlook 2013 will be VPN and dial-up preferences, which were also labeled as seldom used features by the team.Much like their new Hotmail, Microsoft seems interested in a leaner and generally performance optimized mail client as opposed to one that supports every imaginable use case moving forward.Microsoft will also be upgrading all Outlook users currently using the Classic Offline mode to the new Cached Mode for Office 2013, where previously users were able to choose between the two modes. The key difference here is the way information is stored. Cached Mode stores messages without writing them to the disk, as the name suggests, as opposed to storing chucks of the Inbox for use when offline. For the majority of users, Microsoft is confident there will be no change in daily use.Outlook blog via WinBetalast_img read more

Top 10 most read stories this week

Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on from 3-9 December 2015:British Gas holiday pay case reaches tribunalFairline Boats fails to pay pension contributionsHow to engage the 30- to 40-year-old generation with retirement savingsBT, Asda and Holiday Extras awarded for employee share plansCan selfies and helter-skelters boost productivity?Expedia and Schuh among top employers for workplace culture40% of employees want additional annual leaveA quarter of employers will not hold a Christmas party for staffExpatriates in Qatar enjoy largest financial gainsCredit Suisse extends parental leave for US stafflast_img

Authentic ramen noodles at Brickells newest popup

Authentic ramen noodles at Brickells newest popup

first_imgKellie Monet: “The ramen just took me by surprise. Three times a week, this is where you’re gonna find me.”Other traditional Japanese dishes like pork buns and soup dumplings are also on the menu. The pop-up shop will be open every day for lunch and dinner for the next six months.FOR MORE INFO:Ramen pop-up at Baby Jane500 Brickell Ave.Miami, FL 33131(786) 803-8004 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The fact that the chef opened shop in Miami is no coincidence.Jason Odio: “He especially loved Miami, because the city that he’s from in Japan is the sister city to Miami.”The East-meets-West partnership will have you eating your heart out on a bowl of steaming noodles, cooked in flavorful broth with ingredients from the ramen heartland.Jason Odio: “He brings in noodles from San Francisco, he brings in a bunch of ingredients straight from Japan. And depending which ramen you get, it’s dynamic, from different proteins, to different noodles, to different broths. A lot of them are pork-based, made with homemade soy sauce.”Not a meat eater? There are definitely items to suit your palate — like an avocado tofu dish.Danielle Jackson: “The dish is delectable. I love it.”Guests are already “ramenized” by the latest dish to be served up at the popular hot spot. A Brickell hot spot is now oozing noodles. But not just any noodles … ramen noodles! The owner has let a Japanese mastermind set up a pop shop, giving South Florida a taste of Japanese soul food.Brickell’s Baby Jane is now a wonder of the Western world right here in the Magic City.Jason Odio: “I went to Japan, fell in love with it. Explored everything. Ate a bunch, drank a bunch.”After a recent trip to Japan, the owner of the cocktail house and eatery fell in love with the culture. And now, he’s teamed up with Japan’s ramen king — master chef Keiichi Maemura.Jason Odio: “He told me he was trying to do something in Miami, and I told him how much I fell in love with Japan and the culture. And from one day to the next, we were striking a deal.”A Shimuja pop-up shop now calls Baby Jane home, but this is nothing like the ramen you ate back in college.Jason Odio: “It’s delicious. It’s not what you think it is, if you’re not very versed in what ramen is. It’s completely different. It’s a very authentic experience when it comes to the food.” last_img read more

Where Can You Fish This Weekend

Where Can You Fish This Weekend

first_imgHowever, you can still fish the waters of the Upper Kenai River, Russian River, and Russian River confluence areas. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With recent restrictrictions and regulations implemented this week to both commercial and sportfishing the big question is where CAN you fish?Effective at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 4, the Kenai River is closed to sockeye salmon fishing from its mouth upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge at the outlet of the Kenai Lake. Dipnetting on the Kasilof River remains good, and is still open. A 2018 Upper Cook Inlet dipnet permit and a resident sport fishing license is required. Only Alaska residents may participate in this fishery. The retention of king salmon is still prohibited. As of Thursday, 299,092 sockeye have passed Fish and Game’s sonar on the Kasilof.center_img Anglers are reminded to review Emergency Orders and News Releases and the 2018 Southcentral Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet for the Northern Kenai Peninsula Area before heading out on their next fishing trip. According to Department of Fish and Game officials, silver salmon fishing on the Kenai is underway and looks to be promising this season. Silver salmon typically get to the Kenai River around late July and August and continue running into September and October.last_img read more

Rashmika Mandanna trolled for her comment on love Netizens use Rakshit Shettys

first_imgRashmika Mandanna.PR HandoutRashmika Mandanna has continued to be treated harshly by a section of netizens for her break-up with Rakshit Shetty, last year. Her latest post about ‘love’ has been mercilessly trolled.A few days ago, the actress had tweeted, “These are the times I love – where it’s the test of genuine love.♥ And it’s this time you realise who truly love and care for you and they- deserve all the love and care in the world and to those who don’t love you.. well – just wish them happiness!✨♥. [sic]”Her comment met with negative response as people dragged the issue of Rakshit Shetty and asked her whether it was not a “genuine love”, while wondering the reason behind their split. Some went on to the extent of asking her whether she was dating Telugu actor Vijay Deverakonda.Selected-few comments can be read below:Amit Bande: It’s means your love with Rakshit Shetty is not genuine??? It’s not genuine means you not deserve talk about true love. Anyway if you founded true love means all the best and don’t repeat previous false love!!!Bharath J: Rakshith shetty true love AlvaHarish: ninge anta ole mansu edre helbidu nangu rakshit gu yav sambanda ela navibru undrstndg enda dura agidivi anta aga yaru ninge trol madala ninu lplck adru madko yenadru madko bt ninu rakshit bagge clarification kodotanka jena ninge bidal so kotbiduraghh bs: enamma thayi e tara tweet mado necessity ittha. If u wer so gud u would have not tweet lyk dis.once sit n watch kirik party film.. Bcz of Rakshith ur to diz level tdy. Look at him s dat anywhere he as reacted like u.Till date. NO. If I was in ur place I would hv hang shemless U.Last week, the teaser from her Telugu movie Dear Comrade was released and the lip-lock scene between Rashmika and Vijay Deverakonda created a controversy. She was slammed for doing the lip-lock scene with him.Reacting to the kissing scene, the actress said that the script demands the sequence.”The particular scene in the movie demanded it. That’s why I did it. No movie should be judged solely on the basis of a lip-lock scene. It should be seen in its entirety,” Indiaglitz quotes her as saying.Incidentally, Rashmika was targeted for her romantic scenes with Vijay Deverakonda in last-year’s blockbuster Telugu movie Geetha Govindam. The break-up announcement followed by the massive success of the film did not help the cause in anyway. Since then, Rashmika has been criticised non-stop even though Rakshit Shetty requested people not to be judgemental about her.last_img read more

Suu Kyis effigy burnt in Jessore

Suu Kyis effigy burnt in Jessore

first_imgAung San Suu Kyi. Photo: AFPAgitators on Monday burnt a 30-foot high effigy of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi for carrying out genocide on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine.The effigy was burnt after a human chain at Jessore New Town Degree College ground under the banner of Citizens of Jessore around 11:00am.Mobinul Islam Mobin, SM Yeakub Ali, senior journalist M.A.Mannan Mia and Tauhid Zaman, spoke during the human chain.The speakers told that the world should come up with protest against the genocide in Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims.’Rohingya persecution must be stopped at any cost,’ they added.last_img