Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Kashmir’s Baramulla

first_imgA militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, an Army official said Saturday. The encounter took place at Watergam town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Some weapons and war-like stores were recovered from the site of the operation, the official said. The operation was over but the militant was yet to be identified, he said, adding that further details were awaited.last_img

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ScienceShot: Beaked Whales Smash Deep-Dive Record

first_imgCuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) just shattered their own deep-diving record—as well as that of elephant seals, which were the previous record-holders. The little-known species of beaked whales, cigar-shaped cetaceans with prominent snouts and which range from tropical to northern temperate seas, has long been considered one of the most extreme divers in the ocean, capable of reaching a depth of 1888 meters and staying below for 95 minutes. But a new study that tracked eight individuals off the coast of southern California via satellite tags, as in the photo above, shows they can do much more. (Male Cuvier’s beaked whales have tusks, and the scars on the back of the male in the photo are from fighting with other males.) One whale dove to 2992 meters below the surface, breaking the deep-dive record of a southern elephant seal that was tracked to 2388 meters. Another Cuvier’s beaked whale in the study remained below the surface for 2 hours and 17 minutes. Unlike elephant seals and deep-diving sperm whales, which remain at the surface for an extended period after their dives, the beaked whales headed back into the depths less than 2 minutes later, the scientists report online today in PLOS ONE. The beaked whales in the study made their deep dives about seven times a day, foraging for squid and fish; they spent more time at the surface at night. By better understanding this species’ diving behaviors, the scientists hope to solve an ongoing mystery: Why are Cuvier’s beaked whales particularly sensitive to military sonar operations? Sixty-nine percent of all recorded strandings of marine mammals that were associated with such operations involved this species. Yet these eight whales were tagged and followed on a U.S. Navy sonar training range, leading the scientists to suggest that Cuvier’s beaked whales in this area may have adapted to human noise—perhaps, in part, by becoming the most extreme of extreme divers.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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Best goal of my entire life: Mexico’s Lozano on his winner against Germany

first_imgHirving Lozano, who scored the winner as Mexico stunned world Champions Germany in their opening match on Sunday, termed the victory as one of the biggest in Mexico’s history.”I don’t know if its the biggest [victory in Mexico’s history], but its one of the biggest for sure. Its great to start on the right foot, against the reigning world champions. Its a great result and shows our hard work, said Lozano after the match.”Its the best goal Ive scored in my entire life. We all dream of playing in a World Cup – and to start in such a positive and important way – I think its my best goal so far.”2018 FIFA WORLD CUP – DAY 4 LIVE UPDATESMeanwhile, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio dedicated the win to the fans.”I want to take advantage of this opportunity to dedicate this great result to all the Mexican fans that made the journey out here, to the people behind the scenes and generally who support us. We need to give all the credit where it is due, and that is with the players,” Osorio said.Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 Sunday.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGELozano scored the lone goal in the 35th minute, picking up Javier Hernandez’s pass inside the penalty area and beating Mesut Ozil before shooting past Manuel Neuer from 10 yards.France in 2002 and Spain in 2014 were the other defending champions to lose their opening matches.advertisementAfter Lozano’s goal, Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa pulled off a spectacular save to keep the score even, palming Toni Kroos’ shot onto the crossbar.Mexico pulled back into a more defensive formation midway through the second half as players tired and Germany attacked.The Germans are bidding to become the first team to retain the World Cup title since Brazil in 1962.last_img read more

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Hardik Pandya has stopped going out of his house, avoiding calls after Koffee with Karan

first_imgHardik Pandya returned home from Australia following his suspension over his controversial remarks on TV show Koffee with Karan. Since his return, Pandya has stayed home and has stopped taking calls but he did watch India’s successful run chase in the second ODI against Australia at the Adelaide Oval.Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were slammed over their sexist comments on Koffee with Karan. Despite an apology to fans and their own teammates, Pandya and Rahul were suspended by BCCI and were forced to return to India. The Committee of Administrators is not happy with the unconditional apology and is insisting on harsher punishment for the duo.In a show with Karan Johar which aired on Indian television on January 6, Pandya said: “At a party, my parents asked me acha tera wala [your women] kaun sa hai, so I said yeh, yeh, yeh [pointing out to some women] and they were like ‘waah proud of u beta’,” Pandya had said.”When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Mein karke aaya hai aaj (I had sex today)’.” he added.Pandya’s comments were widely condemned on social media. India cricket legend Harbhajan Singh blasted Pandya and said he would not want to travel on the same team bus with Pandya or KL Rahul.Pandya, one of the flashiest cricketers in the country, has avoided the public space since his return: “He watched the match. Ever since he has returned from Australia, he has not stepped out of the house. He is also not taking any calls… he is just taking rest,” Hardik’s father Himanshu was quoted as saying by Mid Day.advertisement”It’s a festival… a public holiday in Gujarat, but Hardik did not fly any kites. He loves flying kites but his busy cricketing schedule never allowed him to be at home during this festival over the last few years.”This time, he had a chance to fly kites, but because of the adverse situation, there was no mood to celebrate the festival.”Himanshu said his son Hardik was very disappointed with the comments but added that the family has not brought the topic up at home: “We have decided not to talk to him on this subject. Even his elder brother Krunal has not discussed anything about the episode with him. We are waiting for the BCCI’s decision.”Following the furore over his Koffee with Karan row, Hardik Pandya has lost an endorsement deal with Gillette and honorary membership with the iconic Khar Gymkhana.Also Read | I love Virat Kohli, he is the best in the world: Darren LehmannAlso Read | BCCI CEO Rahul Johri speaks to Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul after Koffee With Karan rowAlso Read | Is this new campaign why Gillette snapped its ties with Hardik Pandya?Also Read | Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul tender unconditional apology to BCCI’s show cause noticeAlso See:last_img read more

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I have found a group in pain, says Real Madrid interim coach Santiago Solari

first_img Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui after humiliation at Barcelona Share on WhatsApp European club football Share on Pinterest Real Madrid Share via Email La Liga Share on LinkedIn Madrid are ninth in La Liga after a 5-1 drubbing by Barcelona on Sunday. Solari’s initial task is a match against the third-tier minnows Melilla in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last‑32 tie on Wednesday.Solari said the trip to the tiny Spanish autonomous enclave in north Africa is a chance to get back on track. “The idea is to go to Melilla and show a lot of character. I have great hopes. To work at Madrid is a great opportunity.”Solari will hope that he can follow in the footsteps of Zinedine Zidane who also stepped up from B team coach after Rafael Benítez was sacked in January 2016. Zidane led Madrid to three consecutive Champions League triumphs but Solari is not encouraging comparisons with the Frenchman.“We have to leave Zidane in peace, he’s one of the biggest Madrid legends. Zizou cannot be described, we must leave him alone in his greatness.”Solari, who joined Real from their city rivals Atlético in 2000, played with Zidane in Madrid’s midfield between 2001 and 2005, before moving to Internazionale. The former Argentina international returned to Madrid in 2013 to take charge of one of the youth teams before being promoted to B team coach in 2016. Reuse this content Share on Twitter Topics Share on Facebook news Share on Messenger Read more Real Madrid’s interim coach, Santiago Solari, says the squad are hurting but determined to turn around their dismal start to the season.Julen Lopetegui was sacked on Monday, after four and a half months in charge, and replaced by the Madrid B team coach Solari, who faced the media for the first time on Tuesday.“I have found a group in pain but eager to start and reverse the situation,” Solari said after supervising his first training session. “It is a group of champions and warriors, it is not the easiest situation, but I see they want to turn it around.”last_img read more

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6 days agoChelsea watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyiby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi.The Russia international, 26, only moved to Italy this summer from Genk.Sport Arena says his form has caught the eye of Chelsea scouts so far this season.Malinovskyi has thus far been able to play eight competition games for Atalanta.The 26-year-old’s contract with the Serie A club expires in the summer of 2024. last_img read more

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Longtime SEC Commissioner Mike Slive Has Passed Away

first_imgA pylon with the SEC logo on it.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)A former legend in the sports world passed away on Wednesday. According to multiple reports, Mike Slive, the longtime SEC Commissioner passed away in Birmingham, Alabama at the age of 77.Slive was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015, a challenge he took head-on and created the new Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research.The seventh commissioner of the SEC was a pioneer in the industry and helped create the SEC Network.He was 77.BREAKING:Very sad news: Former SEC commissioner Mike Slive passed away today in Birmingham. He was 77.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) May 16, 2018Slive previously was the commissioner of the Conference-USA, a position he held from 1995-2002 when he took over the SEC.He retired from his post as the SEC’s commissioner in late July 2015 after his cancer diagnosis.Our thoughts are with the Slive family at this time.last_img read more

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Alipore Zoo gets pair of leopards from Bengal Safari Park

first_imgKolkata: The leopard population in the Alipore Zoo has gone up as the zoo authorities have brought a pair of leopards from the Bengal Safari Park in Siliguri.The animals that reached the zoo on Tuesday early morning will be in quarantine for a period of one month before being put in public view. “We had only a solitary leopard in the Alipore Zoo. It is around 18-year-old. We have brought a pair- a male and a female from Siliguri. Both of them are one-year-three month-old. They were recovered Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersfrom Katamari tea garden in North Bengal a year back and was then kept in Siliguri Safari Park,” said Asis Kumar Samanta, director of Alipore Zoo. The male one is named Sisir and the female Nayan. “Both of them are keeping healthy. However, it will take at least three weeks for them to adjust to the climatic conditions. We hope to bring them before the visitors in the zoo in a month,” he added. The leopards when recovered were in a sickly condition and needed medical attention. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThey were treated by veterinary physicians and were later kept at Safari Park. However, they were kept away from public view. It may be mentioned that leopards were listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because its populations are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, and are declining in large areas of the global range. The Alipore Zoo has set an example in captive breeding of a number of animals in recent years. Now, with the male and female leopard coming together the zoo is hopeful of augmenting the leopard population in the coming years.last_img read more

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28th Annual Talk Of The Town Gala To Honor Nancy ODell

first_imgAssociates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies, (ABCs), hosts its annual, star-studded Talk of the Town black-tie gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.Gala benefits breast and prostate cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. ABCs president Gloria Gebbia is proud to announce that Patrick M. Byrne, founder and CEO of Overstock.com will be honored with the Spirit of Hope Award and Entertainment Tonight’s co-anchor Nancy O’Dell will receive the Spirit of Entertainment Award. Singer/songwriter Bret Michaels will perform and actor Taye Diggs will emcee. Sheri Rosenblum is gala chair and Beverly Cohen is décor chair. The gala includes a luxury boutique and silent and live auctions.“We are honored to celebrate Patrick Byrne and Nancy O’Dell at this year’s Talk of the Town and we are extremely grateful that they will be joining us to help raise awareness and support of our mission to find a cure for breast and prostate cancer,” said ABCs president, Gloria Gebbia. “For more than 28 years we have dedicated ourselves to raising much needed funds to continue the life-saving research being conducted at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, with the generosity and support of individuals like this year’s honorees.”“Our Institute is so fortunate to have such extraordinary and dedicated supporters like Gloria Gebbia and the ABCs,” said Patrick Wayne, chairman of the Board of the John Wayne Cancer Institute and son of the legendary actor John Wayne. “It is their commitment that enables our physicians and scientists to continue their groundbreaking cancer research for early detection and treatment and provide hope to cancer patients everywhere.”Patrick M. Byrne will be honored with the Spirit of Hope Award. In 1999, Byrne launched Overstock.com and in 2016, Overstock.com had revenues of $1.8 billion. In 2001, Byrne began Worldstock Fair Trade, an Overstock.com division selling handcrafted products from artisans in developing nations. Worldstock profits have been donated to fund philanthropy projects, including building 26 self-sustaining schools across Asia and Africa educating thousands of students. As a public service, Byrne created a pet adoption service that has connected people with over 100,000 pets since 2014. In 2010, Forbes magazine named Overstock the No. 9 Best Company to Work for in the Country, and Byrne the CEO with the highest employee approval rating (92%). In 2014, Overstock was one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America as named by Forbes/MSCI ESG Research. Byrne believes that our nation’s success depends on education and capital markets. In 2012, Overstock became the first business with more than $1 million in revenue to accept bitcoin as a payment method and in 2015 Byrne used Medici’s t0.com cryptosecurities trading platform to become the first person to purchase a digital bond entirely on the bitcoin blockchain. Byrne made history again in 2016 when Overstock.com issued the first share of a public company ever traded on an alternative trading system (ATS) utilizing the blockchain’s distributed ledger technology. Byrne received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and Asian studies from Dartmouth College, a master’s in philosophy from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar and a doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University. Having taught at the university level, he is a frequent guest lecturer discussing internet commerce, blockchain, capital markets, Wall Street practices, education, leadership and ethics.Emmy Award-winning journalist Nancy O’Dell will receive The Spirit of Hollywood Award. O’Dell has proven to be a force in all areas of her career as a host, author, producer and entrepreneur. One of the country’s most respected and leading entertainment journalists, O’Dell is co-host of the most-watched entertainment news program in the world, Entertainment Tonight. Prior to her work at ET, she served as the co-host of Access Hollywood and was named one of Television Week’s “10 Most Bankable Stars in Syndication.” With more than 20 years of experience, O’Dell contributes to CBS This Morning and is a go-to anchor for live TV specials. She was a host of the American Country Music Awards and hosted the 2016 Grammy Red Carpet Live Special on CBS as well as the live Emmys, Golden Globes and Critics Choice Red Carpet Special for multiple years. For 17 consecutive years she has hosted the Tournament of Roses Parade. She is a member of the Academy of Country Music Awards and the was the original host and consulting producer for Nashville Star, as well as the host and producer of HGTV’s Celebrities At Home. O’Dell has been honored with three Emmy Awards, three Associated Press Awards and two Society of Professional Journalists Awards. After her mother passed away in 2008 from complications related to ALS, O’Dell became a National Vice President of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and serves as the spokesperson for ALS.net. In 2009, MDA, O’Dell and O’Dell’s family formed a foundation in her mother’s name called Betty’s Battle: Fighting ALS.Find out more about the event here.last_img read more

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Obama wins reelection

President Obama won a second term in the White House Tuesday night, Fox News projects, overcoming concerns about the fragile economic recovery to edge out Republican nominee Mitt Romney.The president’s win in the crucial battleground of Ohio, coupled with subsequent victories in both Iowa and Oregon, put him over the required 270 electoral votes. This time around, each candidate’s campaign message was bound to the state of the economy, having suffered a recession shortly before Obama took office. Minutes before Obama was projected the winner, Romney claimed his first battleground prize of the night with a projected victory in North Carolina, where the Democrats held their 2012 convention. Elsewhere, Obama and Romney each racked up expected victories Tuesday night in relatively safe territory.Romney was the projected winner in Utah, Montana, Arizona, Missouri, Idaho, Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, West Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Indiana and Kentucky. Fox News projects Obama was the winner in his home state of Illinois, California, Hawaii, Washington, Minnesota, New Mexico, Maine, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont and the District of Columbia.The vote Tuesday marked the end of a grueling race. For Obama, the election is the last time his name will appear on a ballot, or so he claims. For Romney, the election closed out a nearly six-year run for the presidency. The Republican nominee ran unsuccessfully in 2008.The 2012 campaign was decidedly different from 2008, when Obama ran on a lofty message of change and leveraged voter dissatisfaction with the George W. Bush administration — and particularly the war in Iraq — to defeat Republican nominee John McCain. Obama broke out early in the night, winning a string of key battlegrounds even as Romney built his electoral-vote count with wins in reliably conservative states. Obama scored a big win in Pennsylvania, a vital battleground where Romney made a late play for support. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan. Romney argued forcefully that Obama failed to deliver the kind of economic rebound that typically follows a downturn. The Republican nominee accused the president of throwing money at the problem with a poorly designed stimulus, and then abandoning the issue altogether to focus on passing ObamaCare. Romney argued that the health care law, along with countless regulations and an allegedly anti-business attitude, all combined to stand in the way of a full-throated recovery.Issues like the Libya terror attack and the threat from Iran’s nuclear program brought foreign policy into the mix, but the economy remained central.But Obama argued all along that, despite the slack in the system, the country was moving in the right direction. He pointed to recent economic reports, including Labor Department data showing the jobless rate falling below 8 percent for the first time since he took office, as signs that the economy was improving and would get better over time.He warned that Romney’s agenda — which he described as tax breaks for the rich and giveaways to corporations — would only reprise the “failed” economic policies of the prior administration which he claimed led to the recession. (Fox News) read more

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Possible termination of agreements on worlds top zinc project

first_imgPolitical risk appears to have reared its ugly head in an unfortunate manner in Iran at the Mehdiabad zinc project. Lundin Mining (International Mining, Januray 2007), which has a 7.5% indirect interest in the project though its holding of 19.9% in Union Resources, describes Mehdiabad as the world ranked No. 1 zinc project. Controversially, Union received a letter on December 5 from the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO), an Iranian government partner in the project, signed by its Chairman Mr A. A. Harati Nik. The letter refers to the agreements concluded with General Iranian Mining Co, and says “we hereby as the legal Successor of GIMCO, declare the termination of the following Agreements because of failure of your Company to fulfill and complete your obligations under the Agreements.” Those noted are the Foundation and Basic Agreements of 1999, and the Management and Engineering Services Agreements of 2001.Union is of the opinion that “IMIDRO has invalidly issued the purported notice of termination and the Board is taking urgent steps to clarify and resolve the situation and ascertain the impact of the letter on Union’s investment in the project.“Union is further of the opinion that the company has complied with all of its obligations under the Foundation Agreement, the Basic Agreement and the Management Agreement, and that no basis exists for termination. Whilst Union is a signatory to the Engineering Services Agreement, it relates to work carried out on the Project by the other partner to the Joint Venture, Itok GmbH.”The Mehdiabad project has operated as an incorporated joint venture through Mehdiabad Zinc Co (MZC) since 2003. Union holds 25% of the issued shares in MZC and when loans convertible to equity in MZC are added, has a beneficial interest in excess of 40%. The agreements in question are the principal agreements through which Union holds its interest in the project.The Foundation Agreement is an agreement between the MZC shareholders and the Iranian Ministry of Mines and Industry. It covers the conduct of exploration and feasibility studies, and the exploitation and processing of the mineral resources. The Foundation Agreement commits the Ministry to issuing among other licences, the Exploitation Licence to MZC. Union’s view is that this agreement cannot be terminated by IMIDRO.The Basic Agreement sets out the commercial arrangements relating to the joint venture. Article 9.2.2 provides that the joint venture company MZC would deliver a feasibility study within the first two years. Union advises that it did produce a pre-feasibility study within the first two years. “Any right for GIMCO (the original partner and signatory to the Basic Agreement) to terminate this agreement should MZC have failed to complete the study in a format acceptable to international financial institutions within two years, is subject to Article 5.2.4, which states that [“if MZC has worked continuously on the project and for valid technical reasons needs more time to complete the study, then the parties will agree to a reasonable extension.”].Union notes that IMIDRO is not a signatory to the Basic Agreement and that Union and MZC continue to work on the project. Union says it “is currently planning the first stage of the development. “The pre-feasibility study and all subsequent studies have shown that the project is both world-class in size and metallurgically complex. Further, the development of the project requires substantial capital investment. To secure the amount of capital required internationally requires extensive studies. Because of the nature of the project and the fact that MZC has worked and is still working continuously on the project, Union is of the view that MZC either has been granted a further extension of time by all parties to the Basic Agreement, or that circumstances clearly exist which would make any request by MZC for such an extension of time to complete the study not unreasonable, and in fact is the fastest way for IMIDRO to ensure the development of the project. “In particular, the project is now close to being ready to be developed and Union and MZC are the lawful owners of all the intellectual property associated with the project, including all work to date on the study. In Union’s opinion it would not make sense for IMIDRO to do other than encourage Union and MZC to finalise their work and start the development at the earliest opportunity, which Union is prepared to do. “In the opinion of Union’s Board of Directors, terminating the Basic Agreement and attempting to develop the project, without access to the extensive international standard technical information that has been gathered under Union’s management would be very difficult to achieve.“The Management Agreement sets out the terms under which Union provides project management services to the joint venture. This agreement can only be terminated by board resolution of MZC and cannot be terminated by IMIDRO.“Union notes that IMIDRO has not proposed the termination of the Shareholders’ Agreement which relates to the activities of the joint venture company, MZC. Union therefore assumes that at this time IMIDRO is supporting MZC as a company continuing to operate under this agreement and in accordance with the Iranian Commercial Code. However, MZC will still need to hold the Exploitation Licence in order for the project to be financed.” Union notes that “IMIDRO’s subsidiary company IMPASCO, which currently holds the Exploitation Licence, has been called upon to transfer the Exploitation Licence to MCZ as required under the Foundation Agreement and Basic Agreement, and to date has failed to do so.” Union is considering its position in relation to both the Agreements “and the notice of purported termination from IMIDRO. Union has experienced difficulty with its joint venture partners in the recent past, notably with respect to the transfer of the Exploitation Licence to MZC and in the approval of its expenditure by MZC made under the Management Agreement and the conversion of this expenditure to equity in MZC as disclosed in the June 2006 and September 2006 quarterly reports.” Union holds a current political risk insurance policy in respect of its investment in Iran and has notified the Australian Government Export Finance and Insurance Corporation and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, Organisation for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance to Iran of the letter received from IMIDRO.On December 6, Union delivered a letter to the office of the Minister of Mines and Industry of the Islamic Republic of Iran requesting an urgent meeting to clarify the issues raised. Union’s representatives in Iran will shortly meet with IMIDRO “to discuss this development and with a view to seeking withdrawal of the purported termination letter and seek to resolve all outstanding issues between IMIDRO, Union and MZC. It is hoped that these meetings will be held prior to the end of 2006 and Union will make an announcement at that time. In any event an announcement will be made at the end of 2006, even if no progress has been made. Union will endeavour to find an amicable solution that will allow the Project to proceed in accordance with its world class potential as quickly as possible.”last_img read more

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De la graisse de canard pour faire rouler les tracteurs de Dordogne

first_imgDe la graisse de canard pour faire rouler les tracteurs de DordogneDes agriculteurs de Dordogne ont trouvé un nouvel usage de la graisse de canard, tant utilisée dans la cuisine du sud-ouest. Dans un souci de développement durable, ils ont mis au point un biodiesel pour alimenter leurs tracteurs. Dans le Périgord, des agriculteurs soucieux de l’écologie expérimentent un biodiesel fabriqué à partir de graisse de canard. “L’idée, c’est de “bouffer” moins de pétrole en créant de l’énergie avec ce qu’il y a dans nos fermes”, souligne auprès de l’AFP Jules Charmoy, un éleveur de vaches de Saint-Aquilin, près de Périgueux. C’est lui qui est à l’origine de ce projet. Membre d’une coopérative d’utilisation de matériel agricole (Cuma), il a lancé l’expérimentation de ce biodiesel il y a deux ans, avec Benoît Delage, l’un de ses confrères. Voilà plusieurs mois qu’ils ont obtenu une autorisation auprès des douanes pour tester ce carburant à base de graisse de canard. Aujourd’hui, le Cuma rassemble une cinquantaine d’agriculteurs, qui disposent de trois véhicules roulant avec ce biodiesel ou avec des huiles de friture récupérés auprès de restaurateurs de la région. Avec un stock de graisse annuel estimé entre 1.000 et 1.500 tonnes, la Dordogne pourrait produire d’après Jules Charmoy, un million de litres de biocarburant chaque année.Près de 20.000 litres de biocarburant déjà produits”Notre démarche n’est pas économique mais éthique” souligne l’éleveur bio. Le coût de production atteint en effet 1,11 euros le litre, contre 92 centimes pour le gasoil détaxé. C’est pourquoi les expérimentations doivent être multipliées, estime-t-il. Pour l’heure, conformément à la loi, le Cuma fait rouler ses trois véhicules avec un mélange de biodiesel et de gasoil (30% et 70%). Mais il est possible de faire tourner un moteur avec pour seul carburant ce biodiesel.Ainsi en 2010, quelque 20.000 litres de ce biocarburant ont été produit, pour être consommés entièrement. Mais si “avec des moteurs d’il y a 8, 10 ans, ça marche très bien. Avec les nouveaux, bourrés d’électronique, c’est plus dur”, explique Jules Charmoy, soulignant la nécessité d’une méthode “affinée” pour les véhicules modernes.Le 8 août 2011 à 09:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Nigerian Officials Tour Missouri Farm and Observe Harvest Storage Techniques

first_imgASA Director and WISHH committee member E.L. Reed (back left) and Missouri soybean and corn farmer Howard Pehle (front right) discuss U.S. farming techniques with a group of Nigerian government officials involved in food and feed regulatory policy. The American Soybean Association/World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) last week welcomed a delegation of Nigerian government officials involved in food and feed safety and policy development, in cooperation with the U.S. Poultry and Egg Export Council’s United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded Farm to Fork Initiative.Members of the group received an overview of agricultural associations, commodity markets and international marketing from Jim Hershey and Chris Slemp, of ASA’s WISHH program, and Nathan Fields, director of biotechnology and economics with the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA).ASA Director and WISHH committee member E.L. Reed and Missouri soybean farmer Howard Pehle lead a tour of Pehle’s farm for a group of Nigerian government representatives. The group learned about the U.S. feedstuff value chain.The group traveled through Missouri to observe the crop production to feed manufacturing value chain. This included a tour of the Missouri soybean checkoff funded Bay Farm Research facility in Columbia, Mo. and a visit to a feed mill in Mexico, Mo. The group was able to observe harvest and storage techniques at Missouri corn and soybean farmer Howard Pehle’s farm. Pehle explained some of the best practices he uses to manage his farm and answered questions.E.L. Reed, who is an ASA Director, Missouri Soybean Board member and on the WISHH Committee, along with Missouri Soybean Association’s Director of New Business Tony Stafford helped to organize the visit.last_img read more

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Who Will Replace Hefner as Playboy CEO

first_imgPlayboy Enterprises announced yesterday that Christie Hefner, daughter of founder Hugh Hefner, will step down from her chief executive position early next year after 20 years on the job. While the company searches for her replacement, board member Jerome Kern will serve as interim chairperson.While it was unclear whether Hefner is stepping down voluntarily (“Ihave decided that now is the time to make changes in my own life,”Hefner wrote in a statement Tuesday) or because she was forced out bythe board of directors, one thing is certain: whoever replaces Hefneras CEO will be charged with dramatically growing revenues in allaspects of the business.Through the first nine months, the company reported a net loss of $10.4 million compared to a $6 million net income during the same period last year. For the third quarter, Playboy’s publishing group reported a segment loss of $1.3 million, up slightly from a $1.4 million loss during the same period last year. The entertainment group reported a profit of $2.8 million for the quarter, down from $7.2 million last year. (Playboy also eliminated 80 staffers company-wide in October in a cost-cutting effort.)Taking Stock “The company’s stock price is down significantly,” said Steve Marascia, a research analyst with investment firm Anderson Strudwick. “They need to find someone who can bring some new ideas to the table and who can help come up with an effective corporate strategy in order to grow revenues, especially in the entertainment section—in terms of the TV networks and online business—and potentially stem the tide in the magazine operation. Like other magazines throughout the industry, Playboy’s print advertising revenues have been declining. The entertainment businesses have not been generating as much revenue as they hoped for.”As of morning trading, Playboy’s stock price was $2.02, down 5.17 percent from the previous close. Late last month, the stock hit a 52-week low at $1.03. Until May, the stock was trading well above $8 per share.So, will Playboy look inside or outside of the publishing industry to find its next CEO? A Playboy spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment.“It depends on who is looking for the new CEO and how much influence Hugh Hefner will have on the decision,” one knowledgeable industry observer told FOLIO:. “I suspect if he is calling the shots it will be a magazine industry person and if he is not it might be someone outside the industry with more online and entertainment expertise.”While he declined to speculate on any specific replacement options, Marascia said the search will be wide. “I think they will look in all areas,” he said. “Whoever takes over has to be able to manage the magazine, online operations, video and TV networks. It will be a wide search.”last_img read more

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Migratory duck tests positive for bird flu in Fairbanks

first_imgA sample taken from a south migrating mallard duck in Fairbanks, has tested positive for bird flu. Avian influence is carried by wild birds, but the disease is far more deadly to domestic poultry.Listen nowState Veterinarian Dr. Bob Gerlach said only low pathogen strains have been found in Alaska bird samples in the past. Dr. Gerlach said this month’s Alaska mallard sample is also the first from a wild bird to test positive in North America since 2014, and the strain is very similar to that one, which lead to 2015 poultry die off in the Midwest.Common mallard duck (Wikimedia commons photo)“The impact for folks up here in Alaska is just to watch their backyard for birds closely and if they have any problems, to go ahead and report them to our office or the USDA, or talk to their local veterinarian so we can do an investigation,” Gerlach said. “It’s going to be a bigger impact on the large poultry producers in the Lower 48 as these migratory birds start to head South.”Dr. Gerlach stressed that no domestic birds have tested positive in Alaska so far, but farmers should take basic precautions to protect their flocks from interaction with wild species. Gerlach said humans and other animals are not at risk from the strain.“It’s not known to cause severe illness in people,” Gerlach said. “But we do tell me if you’re going to be out hunting that you should use the common sanitary procedures when you’re cleaning your birds.”With just one of numerous samples taken from migrating birds this month in Fairbanks testing positive for Avian Flu, Gerlach said it’s unclear how prevalent the strain is. The sampling is part of regular avian flu surveillance begun in Alaska following the first outbreak of the disease in Asia and Europe in 2005.last_img read more

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Case filed over death of BUP student Abrar in road crash

first_img.A case has been filed in connection with the death of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury in a road accident at Pragati Sarani in the city, reports UNB.Retired brigadier general Arif Ahmed Chowdhury filed the case at Gulshan police station on Tuesday night, said assistant sub-inspector Enamul Haque.Abrar died after being run over by a bus of ‘Suprovat Paribahan’ in front of the main gate of Bashundhara residential area around 7:15am on Tuesday.Protests triggered by his death continued for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Trump says looks forward to new meeting with Kim Jong Un

first_imgUS president Donald Trump and North Korea`s leader Kim Jong Un shake hands after signing documents during a summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore on 12 June 2018. Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump said Tuesday he looked forward to another summit with Kim Jong Un, a day after the North Korean leader warned Pyongyang could take a different approach to nuclear talks if US economic sanctions persist.”I also look forward to meeting with chairman Kim who realises so well that North Korea possesses great economic potential!” Trump said in a brief tweet.The US leader made his comment after citing news coverage of Kim’s New Year remark that the North had declared it would neither make nor test nuclear weapons any longer, or proliferate them.At a summit with Trump in Singapore in June, the two signed a vaguely worded pledge on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.But progress has since stalled with Pyongyang and Washington arguing over what that means.Trump has previously said that he hoped to have a second meeting with Kim early this year.But the North is demanding relief from the multiple sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, and has condemned US insistence on its nuclear disarmament as “gangster-like.”Kim, in his New Year speech, said that if the US continues with sanctions “we may be compelled to find a new way for defending the sovereignty of the country and the supreme interests of the state.”He added he was willing to meet Trump at any time and would seek “to obtain without fail results which can be welcomed by the international community.”last_img
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Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Clayton said that it is very likely the Indianapolis Coltswill release Manning because the organization is headingin a new direction. However, no matter how enticing itwould be for a MVP quarterback to be able to throw toLarry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals would have to either giveup Kolb, or spend more money to keep both.The Cards traded cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartieand a second round draft pick for Kolb last summer, andthen signed him to a five-year, $64 million contract with$21 million guaranteed. Kolb threw 1,955 yards averaging 7.73 yards per passattempt in 2011. He had nine passing touchdowns, butfumbled seven times and threw eight interceptions.Kolb, 27, would be difficult to give up, which could leavethe franchise placing their hope in the recuperatingManning.Clayton also emphasized that it’s not a matter of beingcheap, but managing resources and working with Kolb.“Seeing how the Bidwills have run that franchise, I wouldthink they‘d say, ‘No. You wanted Kolb; you get Kolb andmake the best out of it,” Clayton said.But Manning has played in a dome his entire professionalcareer, and Arizona is the only one of the teamsinterested in him that offers a closed roof. Money tends to play an important role with deals, tradesand contract offers. But if money isn’t the driving forcefor Peyton Manning if he is released from the Colts, itcould make it easier for the Cardinals to go after him.ESPN NFL insider John Clayton told Arizona Sports 620’sDoug and Wolf that Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill would notpay for two quarterbacks in two years.“They were not cheap in anything they did in lastoffseason,” Clayton said. “They put a lot of money out infree agency; they put a lot of money out in the Kevin Kolbtrade. I just don’t know if they’re ready to say goodbyeto Kevin Kolb in one year.” Top Stories According to Clayton, Manning may be willing to take asmaller salary with the Cardinals than with any other teambecause of the option of a controlled climate. Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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