CELEBRITY DESIGNER IRIS VAN HERPEN EXHIBIT HITS THE ROM

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Beginning Saturday, June 2nd and running until October 8th, the ROM debuts “Transforming Fashion” – a collaborative exhibit between Dutch designer Iris an Herpen and Canadian architect Philip Beesley. It is the only Canadian stop, and the last on the two year tour. A favourite of icons like Beyonce and Lady Gaga, Iris van Herpen’s 3D printed dresses were named one of the 50 Best Inventions by TIME in 2011. If you watched any of the 2018 Met Gala’s red carpet coverage, you might recognize her work donning Solange Knowles. Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Iris has been described by those who critique her work as “futuristic” or resembling something that would come out of a science fiction novel. But as StyleZeitgeist Creative Director Eugene Rabkin describes, in her work there is science but no fiction. She draws inspiration from nature, and the creativity of artists and architects, “Everything that I make is here and now.” says Iris, “I’m inspired by impossibility around me but nothing I make is impossible. I’m connected more to today than the future and I hope it inspires people to think of today as a different world.” The exhibition will showcase one-of-a-kind pieces from 15 of her collections spanning 2008 to 2015. She’s celebrated by creatives across all industries for her multi-disciplinary approach to fashion and collaboration to create new techniques and materials for her designs.last_img read more

Urine test may help prevent cervical cancer, finds study

first_imgLondon: Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer and could significantly increase participation rates for screening, a study has found. The research, published in the journal BMJ Open, found that urine testing was just as good as the cervical smear at picking up high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer. Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK said a urine test could help increase the numbers of women who are screened for cervical cancer. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportUrine testing could have a role in the developing world, where cervical cancer is up to 15 times more common and smear testing largely non-existent. Around one in 20 women show abnormal changes which might go on to become cancer and are referred for colposcopy, where the cervix is examined under magnification, allowing abnormal areas to be seen, sampled and treated, before they ever cause cancer, researchers said. According to the team, cervical smear samples, self-collected vaginal samples and urine samples are all effective at picking up high risk HPV infection. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsCervical cancer is most common in women aged 30 to 35 years. However, the precancerous stage is detectable in the 5-10 years before this, when up to a third of women fail to attend for their smear test. “We’re really very excited by this study, which we think has the potential to significantly increase participation rates for cervical cancer screening in a key demographic group,” said Emma Crosbie, who led the study.last_img read more

Uzbekistan gifts UN Headquarters with model of historic architecture

The Square, located in Samarkand, reflects Uzbek cultural traditions and is known for its unique example of architecture and urban development. It was included in the World Heritage List of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001. According to UNESCO, the Square – built 600 years ago – played a significant role in the development of Islamic architecture over the entire region, from the Mediterranean to the Indian subcontinent.

Truancy detectives schools hire attendance ambassadors to doorknock parents of children who

first_imgHowever, the scheme has been challenged by several parents, who claim that the ambassadors threaten to breach privacy laws and increase the likelihood of confrontation between school staff and parents.Dave Blackwell, Canvey borough councillor, said that the schools involved should proceed with “extreme caution”, adding that the new staffing roles threatened to engender “friction” between the differing parties.“What I want to know is who these people knocking on the doors are going to be,” he added.”I would advise the schools to proceed with extreme caution over this, because it could lead to friction. My first reaction is that if someone were to knock on my door and ask where my child was, I would wonder what it had to do with them.”Further information on the ambassadors is yet to be announced. However, Canvey Schools Partnership confirmed yesterday that applicants for the roles are undergoing DBS checks. Should the scheme prove effective, more schools in the area will be invited to take part.Stephen Durkin, headmaster at Castle View, which is leading the scheme, said he hoped the steps would be seen as “positive and proactive” among parents.It comes less than a year after the school introduced a new behavioural scheme for pupils, which allowed those who had behaved well to leave school 10 minutes earlier than their naughtier counterparts. Details of the initiative, which is to begin next month, were released to parents in a recent school letter, which warns that parents will receive “warning” cards following a truancy visit.“After Easter, the Canvey Schools Partnership will be sending Attendance Ambassadors to the homes of any children whose parents have not notified us of a reason for their absence or who have been absent for several days,” the letter reads.”Following this visit you will receive a warning card and be asked for reasons why your child is not at school and you will be encouraged to send them in at the earliest convenience.” Four schools in Essex will employ full-time truancy detectives in order to track down children believed to be absconding from school, it was announced yesterday.Under the proposals, the schools will hire two full-time “attendance ambassadors” responsible for following up cases of truancy, with the new enforcers given licence to visit the homes of parents whose children are suspected of truancy.An academy, two primaries and a junior school in Canvey Island have signed up to the trial scheme, which headteachers argue will help improve school attendance.Sharon Parsons, leader of the Canvey Schools Partnership, said the new positions would reinforce the “value of attendance” in the minds of parents – some of whom can now expect a knock on the door should their child fail to be accounted for during registration.“It’s not just about tackling truancy – it’s about attendance generally,” she added.”Attendance is an issue at almost every school. You’re lucky if you’re a school without attendance issues. It’s about trying to make all parents see the value of attendance.” 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.last_img read more

Govt to determine Top Cops fate

… when he returns from ‘special leave’President David Granger on Wednesday told media operatives that when Top Cop, Seelall Persaud returns from his leave in January, his fate will be decided.Police Commissioner, Seelall PersaudThis announcement comes on the heels of the Police Commissioner being sent on “special leave” on November 24, 2017- the day he was slated to return to his duties following four months annual leave.Persaud received a very short letter from Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan stating that “it is the considered opinion of the Administration that you [Persaud] should be and you are hereby directed to proceed on special leave with effect from November 24, 2017 until further notice.”Earlier today, Granger said “all we did was insisted the leave that is due to Persaud be enjoyed rather than have it pieced-meal. We said let him take his leave and at the end of that we will decide how we go forward.”The President also maintained that there was nothing “abnormal” about the Commissioner being sent on additional leave, highlighting that “we said that public servants must enjoy their leave when it is due and this encourages the development of a good career system which the subordinates are allowed to act.”“From the time the Coalition got into office, we made it clear that we did not support the practice in the past for public officers to accumulate huge amounts of leave and then sometimes request payment in lieu of leave…Right now there is nothing abnormal or irregular about Mr Seelall Persaud going on leave. The leave is due to him, he is not being sent on administrative leave. The leave is due to him and he should enjoy it,” Granger said.On March 29, Andriff Gillard reported to the Police that his friend and neighbour Nizam Khan offered him $7M to assassinate President Granger. He said that the offer was made during a conversation between Khan and himself after he approached Khan to borrow $6M to purchase a property.Following the allegation, President Granger ordered an inquiry into the Police’s investigation of the allegation. Upon concluding the investigations, Commissioner Paul Slowe submitted a report to President Granger.Slowe had recommended the firing of substantive Police Commissioner, Persaud.Persaud is reportedly a close friend of the brother of Nizam Khan- the accused. The CoI also found that the Police Force deliberately failed to conduct a diligent investigation into the allegation.The COI also recommended sanctions and removal of other senior ranks.The Police Commissioner joined the GPF on October 15, 1989. He was confirmed Police Commissioner in March, 2015 by then President, Donald Ramotar.He is slated to retire five months from now when he turns 55-year-old. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGranting of firearm licences a customary practice for outgoing Commissioners- PersaudFebruary 28, 2018In “Crime”Top Cop delivers last address at annual Police Officers’ ConferenceFebruary 15, 2018In “Crime”Persaud resumes as Top Cop today until he retires – RamjattanJanuary 22, 2018In “Crime” read more

Improved Schedule Optimizer gets you closer to reality

first_imgHexagon Mining has released a significant upgrade to MineSight Schedule Optimizer, (MSSO) a product for short, medium, and long-term planning. MineSight is Hexagon Mining’s comprehensive modelling and mine planning software platform. The versatile MSSO determines the most productive cut mining sequence to achieve the highest project profitability, and then generates practical schedules. Version 9 of MSSO simplifies planning by introducing a streamlined workflow for project set-up. It includes the ability to select MineSight Reserve logic, import mining cuts from MineSight 3D or MineSight Planner, add haul route details, and import and sequence destination geometry.These features – many of them developed in response to client requests – allow you to accurately simulate your mine environment more closely to reality, and produce better, more accurate results.Version 9 lets you select solid or polygonal cut geometry, or create the cuts in the MineSight 3D viewer, when creating a mining area in MSSO. Create smaller cuts simultaneously during the cut import process, by selecting MineSight’s Autoslicer Tool. Once cuts are imported into MSSO, and the reserve logic is specified, tons and grade information is calculated and stored inside the MSSO configuration file.Additional improvements include faster multi-period scheduling, allowing you to obtain a solution more quickly; plus the ability to calculate cycle times with a smoother, more focused workflow.Create mining cuts using MineSight Planner is also popular because it allows you to target and immediately report tonnes and grades using customisable reporting. MineSight Planner, which calculates reserves and generates plans, offers a centralized, controllable location to house cuts and share among users.Hexagon Mining has also released Point Cloud Data, one of several new features in the 2015 Update DVD for clients using its MineSight mine planning products. Point Cloud Data allows you to import and display hundreds of millions of points, and view the result in RGB colour or gray scale. Using the recent addition of xViewer, which is able to load and display data simultaneously, you can display hundreds of millions of point data quickly and effortlessly alongside other MineSight data. The recently released Point Cloud Mesher allows you to generate surfaces and solids directly from Point Cloud Data.The picture shows an example of an open pit coloured by elevation, courtesy of Fugro Spatial Solutions“The sky’s the limit for displaying Point Cloud Data,” says EVP Technology and Innovation, Glenn Wylde. “You can use RGB values to display an impressive amount of detail captured from any of your scanning technology. “It’s another example of how we’re leveraging Hexagon technology to connect the real world with the digital world, bringing mining customers closer to reality.”To handle calculations for block models, surface models, and gridded seam models, the new Model Calculation Tool is also on the DVD, delivering multiple model access, test runs (without saving to the model), and detail reporting.last_img read more

Water and slamming RTÉ Heres how Election 2014 is shaping up in

first_imgMarian Harkin Independent 12%.Thomas Byrne – Fianna Fáil 9%Pat The Cope Gallagher – Fianna Fáil 8%Jim Higgins – Fine Gael 7%Lorraine Higgins – Labour 5% Rónán Mullen – Independent 5% Mark Dearey – Green Party 1% Ben Gilroy – Direct Democracy Ireland 1% TJ Fay – Independent 0%Mark Fitzsimons – Independent 0%Cordelia Nic Fhearraigh – Independent 0%.What matters to the constituents of the Midlands North-West? The campaign has been dominated by water charges as well as fracking and wind turbines in some areas.With the countdown on until Friday’s elections, RTÉ kicked off with the first of its debates on Sunday evening.It’s no surprise that water dominated the debate, as in some parts of the constituency people might well end up paying for undrinkable water.Lorraine Higgins said Labour had got fairness out of the water deal, while independent candidate TJ Fay said that people are “stressed out” over the water charges.Other candidates were also vocal about their criticism of the setting up of Irish Water.European candidates for Midlands North-West were not overly impressed with the format with a number of independent candidates criticising saying it gives an unfair advantage to party members and sitting MEPs.RTÉBoth Luke Ming Flanagan and Rónán Mullen voiced their concerns live during the debate – probably one of the only times they both sang off the same hymn sheet. The day after the debate, they were still not impressed with the national broadcaster. Relatively unknown nationally, Sinn Féin’s candidate Matt Carthy is snapping at the heels of Luke Ming Flanagan. Sitting in third place in the polls, he said running for Europe was not something he have envisaged. At 36 years old, he says he hopes he can bring a much-needed sense of youth to the European Parliament.On the other scale of the age spectrum, independent candidate T.J. Fay, is the oldest candidate running in the election, aged 72.Speaking on the RTÉ Prime Time debate,  independent candidate Mark Fitzsimon said: “We’ve had Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour and Greens. They all failed, try something new, vote independent for change.”The candidate also took his protests to new levels when he was dragged out of studio during the ad break on RTÉ’s Prime Time debate.Second favourite in the polls, Luke Ming Flanagan, has been vocal throughout the campaign about the retention of the A&E at Navan Hospital, turf cutters as well as water charges. Source: FacebookLorraine Higgins also took a pop at the independent TD, branding him a “turkey”: Higgins told TheJournal.ie, she was not singling Flanagan out. She described the posts as just “a bit of tongue-in-cheek for the week that’s in it”.Other candidates running in the constituency are Direct Democracy Ireland’s Ben Gilroy and independents Cordelia Nic Fhearraigh, Marian Harkin and candidate Rónán Mullen, who is appealing to voters with this: Source: Stev Kelly/YouTubeRead: Here’s how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland SouthRead: Here’s how Election 2014 is shaping up in DublinRead all our Election 2014 coverage here > Just viewed @RTE_PrimeTime from last night on RTE player. Edited version of 2nd debate while all of the 1st debate is shown. #RTECensorship— Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan (@lukeming) May 19, 2014 Electing @lukeming to the European Parliament is as useful as sending Dustin the Turkey to the Eurovision! pic.twitter.com/mFmtgSHodr— Lorraine Higgins (@LorHiggins) May 7, 2014 With local candidate @BenDoyleFF in Seán’s Barbers, Prosperous, county Kildare #EP2014 #ep14 pic.twitter.com/lJj3JkBMeL— Thomas Byrne TD – Meath East (@ThomasByrneTD) May 16, 2014 Source: Sen Lorraine Higgins/Twitter Source: Luke Ming Flanagan/Twitter THE MIDLAND’S NORTH-WEST is Ireland’s largest constituency in the European Elections sprawling across fifteen counties.There are just four seats for the taking with 14 people throwing their hat in the ring for a seat at Europe.How are things shaping up?Last weekend’s Behaviour and Attitudes poll for The Sunday Times shows MEP Mairead McGuinness comfortably in first place at 21 per cent, followed by Luke Ming Flanagan at 17 per cent while Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy is in third place on 14 per cent.The other candidates are all running relatively close together: It’s notable that while Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness is topping the polls, their other candidate Jim Higgins is languishing at the bottom – meaning that Fine Gael won’t be getting two seats in this constituency.The recent polls suggest that Labour are facing a Euro wipeout and this is pretty apparent in the Midlands North-West constituency with Lorraine Higgins at the bottom rung of the ladder.Fianna Fáil must be quietly confident as they are running two party members in the constituency. Here they are having a nice stroll with their leader at the launch of their campaign:http://vine.co/v/MraXpHWuH9iSeven-time junior minister and currently in his third stint as an MEP, it’s fair to say that Pat The Cope Gallagher has seen his fair share of political battles. He was out canvassing at the weekend before the election – and he even got a helping hand from former Taoiseach Brian Cowen. Source: Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher/FacebookHe obviously doesn’t think that having the Taoiseach that reigned over the banking collapse is a hindrance to his campaign, telling TheJournal.ie in an interview:I think that anger that was there is not there to the same extent.“I think people are recognising that Fianna Fáil was trying to balance growth between rural and urban areas and that is not the agenda of this Fine Gael government.”Meanwhile, Meath-based senator, Thomas Byrne, who missed out on being elected to the Dáil in the Meath East by-election last year, is also running in the constituency.Thomas Byrne admitted to TheJournal.ie, that there are concerns in the party about its poll ratings, but said he believes Fianna Fáil is the only party which has a chance of taking two seats in the constituency. Other than that, all seems to be going smoothly, even getting a chance to get a haircut on the campaign trail. Source: Thomas Byrne/Twitterlast_img read more

Pjanic Juventus want to win everything

first_imgMiralem Pjanic says Juventus want to “win everything” this season, and speaks about playing with Cristiano Ronaldo.Pjanic scored a fantastic volley against Lazio at the weekend, and he spoke to the Juventus’ official tv. Football Italia reports.“It wasn’t a simple goal,” Pjanic said.“The ball was high, but I managed to put it where I wanted. You need to have coordination, even if technique is important.“I’ve improved a lot compared to recent years, that’s what I wanted to do and I’ve succeeded.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I want to keep winning and bring home even more important trophies. We have big objectives, Juventus want to win everything.“We have to be united and do our best. Right now we’re just thinking about winning, but soon we’ll be back to having fun on the pitch too.”Pjanic being a free-kick specialist faces more competition this season with the arrival of new signing Cristiano Ronaldo.“Paulo Dybala and I used to have free-kick competitions, now Cristiano Ronaldo has been added and he kicks them very well.“Ronaldo will give us so much, we’re happy that he’s here. In recent years he’s proved he’s the best in the world.”last_img read more

AsktheFarmer with ASA Wednesday on Twitter

first_imgThree farmers are teaming up to answer questions about modern agriculture this week as the American Soybean Association (ASA) presents #AsktheFarmer on Wednesday, Oct. 12 live on Twitter.You can tweet questions to ASA (@ASA_Soybeans) beginning at 8 a.m. CT and  Kyle Bridgeforth (@Kylebridge ), Brad Kremer (@kremer_brad ) and Jenny Rohrich (@PrairieCA) will chime in with answers throughout the day.Please spread the word, invite your friends and feel free to join in the conversation!Kyle Bridgeforth, Bridgeforth Farms, Tanner, Ala.—Kyle Bridgeforth is a fifth generation farmer from Tanner, Ala. He farms with his dad, uncle, brother and cousin on Bridgeforth Farms, where they grow double-crop wheat and soybeans, but also corn, canola, cotton and grain sorghum. Kyle graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in international studies: business and economics. He’s participated in the ASA DuPont Young Leaders Program and the USB See For Yourself Program. With the ASA, he’s lobbied on behalf on the soybean industry and in 2014 gave a speech on his experience during the USB See For Yourself Program. Every other year, his operation hosts a Field Day, in conjunction with the National Black Growers Council, where they invite members of the community to learn about the latest agricultural programs and technology. Kyle is most passionate about minority and underrepresented farmers, global food security, young farmers and community awareness.Brad Kremer, Hillcrest Family Farms, Pittsville, Wis.—Brad and his wife Nicole operate a family farm consisting of 1,200 acres of soybeans and 1,800 acres of corn, wheat and alfalfa. They also own a 400 animal dairy and a facility where they dry and store grain. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin River Falls, Brad was recently elected president of the Wisconsin Soybean Association. Brad actively looks for opportunities to tell the story of agriculture, whether on a plane or Facebook. He’s also especially fond of youth outreach.Jenny Rohrich, Rohrich Farms & Prairie Californian, Ashley, N.D.—Jenny Rohrich’s family farm consists of 1,000 acres of soybeans and 3,000 acres of other crops including corn, sunflowers and wheat. The Rohrich’s farm with Jenny’s father-in-law, brother- in-law and occasionally their 88 year old grandfather. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a speaker at the AgChat Foundation. She is extremely active on social media, operating both her farm page, Rohrich Farms, and a personal page, Prairie Californian. Her primary method of advocating for agriculture is through her blog PrairieCalifornian.com, which has 12K average monthly page views. Jenny is passionate about connecting with people outside of agriculture, helping them to feel comfortable and confident about what farmers do.last_img read more

Police release new armed robbery photo

first_imgVancouver police released a photo Sunday of a person they say was involved in an armed robbery over the weekend.Police are searching for the suspects in two armed robberies that took place within about an hour of each other early Saturday morning in Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Police Department.In the first of the two armed robberies, a man was walking near East 30th Street and V Street at 3:41 a.m., when police say a light-green sedan stopped him. Four male teenagers got out of the car and demanded the man’s wallet and money. One of the suspects stood behind the man and fired a handgun into the air.The man gave up his wallet, and the suspects were last seen driving west on East 32nd Street. Police, who found a bullet casing at the scene, say there may have been a fifth person driving the car.In the second armed robbery, police say a white male robbed a convenience store clerk with a chrome pistol at 4:57 a.m. at a 7-Eleven in the 5600 block of East Fourth Plain Boulevard. He was one of four “unidentified males” in the convenience store, according to police. As the robber removed money from the cash register, he fired one round into the floor behind the counter.After the robbery, a witness told police that four people got into a light-green vehicle parked near a fence north of the 7-Eleven. Police found another bullet casing at the scene of the second robbery and have video surveillance footage of two people in the 7-Eleven.last_img read more

36 of 5160 year olds have no pension plans

first_imgOver a third (36%) of 51-60 year olds have no pension provision, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).Its survey of 2,010 employees also revealed that around a third (30%) of respondents are not sure if their pension savings are enough to retire on.The study also found:66% of respondents aged 20-24 have no pension plans.Around a quarter (24%) of respondents believe they are too young to be thinking about their pension.Over half (55%) think saving through payroll would be a good idea.Lindsay Melvin, chief executive officer of the CIPP, said: “In these uncertain economic times we would hope most people are thinking about their future, but these results show over a third of those towards the end of their working lives are not planning financially for their retirement and some are not even sure they will have enough to live on.“It is clear to see the nation has a long way to go, but we must also consider the vital role employers play. By educating and offering solutions, such as saving through credit unions and paying into a pension via your payroll, employers can help their workforce become more financially savvy.“These problems will not disappear overnight, but if boardrooms take notice of this warning we can all help tackle this ‘sleeping giant’ of a problem.”last_img read more

Holiday Travel Outlook For Kenai Peninsula

first_imgBut traveling during the holidays doesn’t have to turn you into the Grinch. If you plan to venture out of the Kenai Peninsula visit 511.alaska.gov prior to embarking on the roadways to check road conditions and possible delays. With temperatures expected to remain below freezing through Christmas Day, Alaskan travelers are urged to prepare a simple winter safety kit for holiday road trips. AAA said in a report, that roughly 107.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during December 23 through January 1, a 3.1 percent increase from a year earlier and the most ever recorded. Shannon McCarthy with the Department of Transportation says driving conditions for travelers heading to Anchorage from the Peninsula this holiday weekend are a little “rough” after the recent heavy snowfall:“It’s pretty tough travel, there is a lot of snow and blowing snow. I would really encourage people to check 511 before they go. We are looking at a window of now snow which is great, but there is forecast for more snow in the upcoming days, and we will keep at it.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享“Home for the Holidays” is a familiar jingle during December. But for a growing segment of Kenai Peninsula residents, Christmas time has become a popular time to travel.last_img read more

Land Rover teases new Defender again as development reaches a milestone

first_img 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e review: A hard hybrid to recommend Hey, neat, more pictures of the new Land Rover Defender Share your voice 13 Photos SUVs Future Cars 0 More From Roadshow Land Rover Preview • 2020 Range Rover Evoque first drive: Stylish SUV packs X-ray vision Tags Review • 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque review: Style, now with more substance Enlarge ImageWhole cities would have rebelled had the Defender lost any of its harsh, rectilinear design. Land Rover Whether you knew about it or not, Monday marked World Land Rover Day, and to celebrate the occasion, Land Rover saw fit to bring us an update on the development of the next-generation Land Rover Defender.Land Rover announced this week that its fleet of prototype Defenders has driven 1.2 million kilometers (about 745,000 miles) over the course of its development testing. It’s been to the desert, it’s been to the Arctic and it’s been up in the thin mountain air as Land Rover’s engineers prepare the Defender for its debut, which is rumored to happen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.But before that happens, Land Rover has a special task for its blocky ute. The automaker will partner with Tusk Trust to put the prototype to use at the Borana Conservancy, a rhino sanctuary in Nigeria. On this 35,000-acre reserve, the Defender will be put to work, carrying supplies, fording rivers and towing whatever it needs to. After all, the Defender is supposed to be a rugged, capable utility vehicle, so why not make sure it is?Land Rover first teased the new Defender back in December. It took a few more days before Land Rover made the best kind of announcement possible: A declaration that the Defender would once again be offered for sale in the US. When it goes on sale in 2020, it’ll be the first Defender to grace these amber waves of grain in more than 20 years.Everything we know about the new Defender thus far is limited to its aesthetics. It’s boxy, it’s foxy and it’s likely to carry much of the same tech found in other Land Rover vehicles, like the new Discovery or the refreshed Range Rover. As for the powertrain, considering Jaguar Land Rover has a number of engines at its disposal from I4s to V8s, it’s anybody’s guess, but given how Land Rover is touting the car’s capability, it’s probably packing one of the beefier options. We’ll find out in just a few months. Land Rover 2018 Range Rover Velar: Effortless SUV elegance on- and off-road More about 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Post a comment 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque review: Style, now with more substancelast_img read more

Representing the best of art and culture

first_imgIn order to promote classical music and dance and to highlight its importance in Indian Cinema, ‘Saniddhya’ (a cultural society) will organise classical music and dance festival and seminar –’A Contribution of Indian Classical Music and Dance in Indian Cinema’ at Palika Park in the national Capital from February 4-5. Kamal Kumar, Secretary of ‘Saniddhya’ said: “Since 2000, ‘Saniddhya’ is working for promoting Indian art and culture as well as working for social issues through art and culture.”The first day of the event will see a group presentation of Saniddhya by young artists, solo performance by Shikha Khare Kathak exponent and disciple of Kathak Maestro-Padma Vibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj Ji, Sufi Divine Qawwali Group, Manju Wazir Dance Group, solo performance by Khayti kalia kathak exponent, a group dance performance by Sushmita Kanjilal, group performance by Maa Saraswati Music and Dance Academy.A group dance performance by Shadja Foundation, solo and trio dance presentation by Saniddhya Repertory artists, a group dance performance by Dharohar academy, Bollywood classic singing performance by Manaya, a dance presentation by Lekha Sharma, a group dance performance by Nritya Bharti Kalapeeth and melody singing performance by Vishuddh Band, will be the main attractions on the second day of the event.WHEN: February 4-5WHERE: Palika Park, C.P.TIMINGS: 6 pm to 9 pmlast_img read more

Vital Images Image Management Business Intelligence Solutions Introduced in Asia Pacific Market

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53 rescuers saved from China mine tunnel collapse

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Patients with chronic pain give advice Comments   Share   BEIJING (AP) – Fifty-three rescuers have been freed after becoming trapped while trying to save five coal miners stuck underground when a tunnel collapsed at a southwest China mine.The official Xinhua News Agency said the rescuers had been trying to help five miners trapped since the tunnel at the Anlilai mine in Guizhou province collapsed on Wednesday.But as they tried to enter the mine, the tunnel collapsed a second time and trapped the rescuers. Xinhua said the 53 were pulled out Thursday through a freshly-dug tunnel. Top Stories ErrorOKFree Rate QuoteCall now 623-875-9940 ErrorOK Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of The work to reach the five trapped miners was continuing.China’s coal mines are among the world’s deadliest and have frequent explosions, cave-ins and floods. Repeated safety crackdowns have lowered the death rate, but hundreds of fatalities still occur every year.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finisheslast_img read more

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was reprimanded just two weeks before he began illegally downloading classified documents" File photo of Edward Snowden AP The report said Snowden "doctored his performance evaluations" and exaggerated his resume to obtain "new positions at the NSA" "He took advantage of its access as network administrator to search hard drives on his colleagues’ computers" it stated According to Snowden he "could go on" "Bottom line: after ‘two years of investigation’ the American people deserve better This report diminishes the committee" he said in his concluding tweet The report released on September 15 came as Snowden supporters have launched a major push to have him pardoned before US President Barack Obama leaves office and as Hollywood film "Snowden" hits theatres in the US "Edward Snowden is no hero — he’s a traitor who wilfully betrayed his colleagues and his country" The Telegraph UK quoted Devin Nunes the Intelligence Committee chairman as saying White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told the media on September 12 that Snowden is "charged with serious crimes and it’s the policy of the [Obama] administration that Snowden should return to the US and face those charges" ABC news reported Snowden on September 13 laid out his case for presidential pardon stating that though his actions were against the law they changed the nation for the better Sudan Turkey to set up ‘strategic cooperation council’ boost trade ties | Reuters World Reuters Dec 24 2017 23:30:13 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Dec 24 2017 23:30 PM | Updated Date: Dec 24 2017 23:30 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See London: Eden Hazard’s brilliant goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal further buried the title hopes of their Premier League rivals with even angry Arsene Wenger admitting that his London foes are a class act Antonio Conte’s side shattered Arsenal’s hopes while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool hit a new low in a 2-0 defeat at Hull in Saturday’s games Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas is mobbed by his teammates after scoring against Arsenal AP Belgian winger Hazard picked up the ball in his own half and waltzed past four opposing players to shoot home at Stamford Bridge after Marcos Alonso opened the scoring with a contentious effort clattering into Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin before heading home Cesc Fabregas rubbed salt into Arsenal’s wounds in the 85th minute when the former Gunners midfielder chipped into the empty net after a woeful miskick from ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech Olivier Giroud got a consolation but third placed Arsenal trail Chelsea by 12 points with 14 games remaining Chelsea have 16 wins in their last 18 league games prompting Conte to hail the triumph as a significant moment in the title race "I consider Arsenal one of the six teams that can fight for the title To put them 12 points behind is very important for us" Conte said Wenger fumed over Alonso’s opener saying: "It was 100 percent a foul It was even dangerous play" But he joined Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola in saying Chelsea should have the title wrapped up "They look at the moment in full confidence powerful strong They don’t concede goals It’s for them to lose it" Second placed Tottenham are Chelsea’s closest challengers and their 1-0 victory against Middlesbrough meant they are still nine points behind When Son Heung-Min was fouled by Bernardo in the 58th minute at White Hart Lane Tottenham striker Harry Kane stepped up to convert the penalty for his 16th goal of the season Tottenham’s Harry Kane scores their first goal from the penalty spot Reuters It was a first win in three league games for Mauricio Pochettino’s team who are unbeaten in their last nine "When you don’t kill the game you leave it open In the last second you can concede that’s the Premier League Thankfully it didn’t and we’re happy" Pochettino said At the KCOM Stadium Liverpool fell behind in the 44th minute when Alfred N’Diaye took advantage of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet’s poor handling to bag a debut goal Klopp’s side were finished off in the 84th minute when on-loan Everton striker Oumar Niasse raced clear to boost third bottom Hull’s survival bid "Obviously that was not good enough We gave both goals away easily and the overall performance was not like it should be" Klopp said "It makes no sense for us to play like this We need to wake up that was not acceptable" Liverpool have won only once in their last 10 games in all competitions and will be knocked out of the top four if Manchester City avoid defeat against Swansea on Sunday Goal rush Sunderland stunned former boss Sam Allardyce with an first half goal rush to demolish fellow strugglers Crystal Palace 4-0 at Selhurst Park Lamine Kone signed by Palace chief Allardyce when he was in charge at Sunderland swept home after Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey dropped a 10th minute free-kick The Black Cats were two up in the 43rd minute through Didier Ndong’s first goal for the club Jermain Defoe put the result beyond doubt with two goals in first half stoppage-time One furious Palace fan ran onto the pitch to confront defender Damien Delaney Sunderland remain bottom of the table but they are level on points with Palace who dropped to 19th place Romelu Lukaku scored four times in Everton’s 6-3 victory against Bournemouth at Goodison Park Ronald Koeman’s side were ahead after just 31 seconds as Belgian forward Lukaku started his goal spree Everton doubled their advantage through James McCarthy in the 23rd minute and Lukaku notched his second six minutes later Bournemouth’s Josh King set up a tense finale as he netted in the 59th and 70th minutes Lukaku struck again in the 83rd and 84th minutes to cap his memorable afternoon before Harry Arter’s 90th minute reply and Ross Barkley’s sixth for Everton West Ham bounced back from their mauling by Manchester City with a 3-1 win at Southampton thanks to goals from Andy Carroll Pedro Obiang and Mark Noble Watford consigned 10-man Burnley to a seventh successive away league defeat with a 2-1 success at Vicarage Road West Bromwich Albion beat Stoke 1-0 thanks to James Morrison’s sixth minute goalfood cravings. read more