Di Francesco slams Roma collapse

first_imgUEFA Champions League Di Francesco slams Roma players: I should have substituted half of them! Matthew Scott 08:00 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eusebio Di Francesco Roma Getty Images UEFA Champions League Roma Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma Shakhtar Donetsk Despite taking the lead shortly before half-time against Shakhtar Donetsk the Serie A outfit slipped to a 2-1 defeat in Kharkiv Eusebio Di Francesco launched a furious verbal assault on his Roma players after they surrendered the lead to lose 2-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk, the Giallorossi coach saying he ought to have substituted half his team.Roma will have to turn this Champions League last-16 tie around at the Stadio Olimpico after Facundo Ferreyra’s equaliser and Fred’s stunning free-kick maintained Shakhtar’s perfect home record in this season’s competition.AdChoices广告It was just Shakhtar’s third Champions League knockout win – remarkably all have come against Roma – though the Serie A side looked the likeliest to record victory after Cengiz Under continued his fine recent run to give them the lead at half-time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Shakhtar roared back into the contest, though, and might have won by a greater margin, if not for two impressive Alisson saves and a stunning goalline clearance from Bruno Peres in the last minute of stoppage time.”We dropped badly after their [first] goal, but not just physically, above all psychologically,” Di Francesco told Mediaset Premium . “In the first 50 minutes we played to hurt Shakhtar, in the second we played to control – what we were supposed to be controlling, I don’t know.”I am not at all satisfied with the second half. We made far too many mistakes, above all with those players who have experience at this level. It was like seeing two different teams.”I cannot think we are presumptuous when winning such an important game, it’s not as if Roma are accustomed to getting into the round of 16. It was more that we abandoned what we had planned before the match.”After the equaliser, I should’ve substituted half the team. Shakhtar are very dangerous when attacking, we knew that, but it was our play that was the problem with too many mistakes and our passing was not at all clean.”The sides meet again in Rome on March 13.last_img read more

Son of Former OU Linebacker Transferring to Oklahoma State

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mike Coats Jr., the son of former University of Oklahoma linebacker Mike Coats Sr., announced he is transferring from Lamar to Oklahoma State. Coats played outside linebacker at Edmond Santa Fe and spent just one season at Lamar but did not play.He posted the following statement on Twitter.Most don’t know the whole story, but back in December during Christmas break I went through surgery on my knee for the second time in under 2 months. My family and I believed it was best that I stayed home, not returning to Lamar, to rehab here in the city and transfer to Oklahoma State. I appreciate the Lamar coaching staff, and also thank Mike Gundy and Glenn Spencer for the opportunity they’re giving me to play at OSU.As a high school prospect, Coats was offered as a preferred walk-on by the OSU coaching staff, but never received a full-ride scholarship to an FBS-level school. Now he will team up again with his hard-hitting high school teammate Calvin Bundage, a rising linebacker in the OSU program.Because he is transferring from an FCS program to an FBS program, he won’t be required to sit a year as NCAA rules dictate—although his recent surgery history suggests he might require extended time to heal before competing with the Cowboys.last_img read more

Could OSU’s Kicking Situation Lead to More 4th Down Attempts?

first_imgField goal kicking might be more of a mystery than who will start at cornerback Aug. 31 in Oklahoma State’s season opener against Tulsa, but no one seems too worried about it yet.Redshirt sophomore Matt Ammendola might be the obvious choice, but remember coach Mike Gundy signed a kicker in the 2017 recruiting class. Freshman Jake McClure is coming into Stillwater with a good chance to take that place kicker role.In the spring game, Ammendola missed two field goals of about the same 50-yard distance. He had the leg on both but pushed them to the sides. And those were against nothing but light breeze coming in from over Gallagher-Iba Arena. To be fair though, he did hit the only kick he took during the 2016 season, and it was a 53-yarder. Still, to say Ammendola has been consistent would be wrong.AdChoices广告Ammendola has been known for his leg strength. After the spring game, punter and holder Zach Sinor told The Oklahoman Ammendola has “one of the strongest legs I’ve ever seen.” He is used almost exclusively for distance. In fact, Ben Grogan didn’t hit a single field goal of more than 50 yards last year. That’s why Ammendola was used on 88-of-96 kickoffs.McClure is more of a mixed bag. He was the place kicker, kickoff specialist and punter at East Hamilton High School in Tennessee.As for Gundy when he was asked about the status of the competition, he dodged an answer.“They’re coming along,” Gundy said at OSU Media Day. “That’ll be an interesting part of our game this year because we’ve been using Ben coming out there and being pretty successful.”He said he feels good about kickoffs and punts but stopped short of field goals and point afters, saying “I don’t know yet because we don’t have any experience at that position. Those guys are new.”True, but also extremely worrisome. Grogan was a staple for the Cowboys for four years. He outscored Barry Sanders. Before Grogan, it was Quinn Sharp. And before Sharp it was some guy in golden boots.These are relatively uncharted lands in recent years for Gundy and his staff that could be troubling if left untouched. In field goals alone, Grogan knocked in 60 points over 13 games for an average of about 4.62 per contest. Even if you drop that number by 1 for the kickers in 2017, the effect is huge.Delete one point off that stat, and they go to overtime against Texas Tech. Yes, only theoretically, but that is context for what can happen if this situation doesn’t resolve itself.And if you’re thinking, “It won’t matter anyway because we will just go for it,” here is a stat. OSU was No. 118 out of 128 in terms of going for it on 4th down last year, at a 12.8 percent clip. And if you’re thinking, “Well, it still won’t make a difference because our offense is going to be so lights-out,” maybe … but maybe not.Maybe this means Gundy will let Mason Rudolph and Co. stay on the field more on field goal situations. Who knows. Gundy’s recent history hasn’t given me any reason to believe that. OSU has been outside the top 100 of college teams that go for it on 4th down in each of the last four years. They kick a lot, but they’ve also had a kicker they’ve trusted for most of the last decade.Maybe conservative Gundy gets more liberal. But maybe he shouldn’t.The Cowboys had more fourth down opportunities than 38 other teams last year and converted at a rate lower than 108 teams in Division I. All that made the last three words Gundy said about who will kick the field goals even more curious:“We’ll find out.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Klopp fumes at PL over Merseyside Derby change

first_imgJürgen Klopp Klopp fumes at Premier League over Merseyside Derby date change Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 22:39 16/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Jürgen Klopp Liverpool Everton v Liverpool Everton Premier League Liverpool v Manchester City Manchester City UEFA Champions League Videos The Reds boss has hit out at those in charge of the domestic fixtures after April’s clash with Everton was switched from Sunday to Saturday Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reacted furiously to the Premier League’s decision to reschedule his side’s upcoming Merseyside Derby with Everton.The Goodison Park fixture was originally scheduled for April 8, with kick-off at 14:15 BST.However, after Liverpool were drawn to face Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the decision was made to bring the derby forward to April 7, with kick-off at 12:45 BST. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Liverpool will meet the Citizens at Anfield on April 4, with the second leg played six days later at the Etihad Stadium on April 10.And despite the move now allowing his side an extra day’s rest ahead of the return fixture against Pep Guardiola’s side, Klopp believes moving it closer to the first leg hands the initiative to Everton due to his side having a lack of rest.“I am already angry because the Premier League will move the derby game to 12.30 on Saturday,” he told a press conference.“I only heard it a second ago. It’s not too cool – Wednesday night and then Everton on Saturday morning.”Klopp was asked about the situation again, with a reporter suggesting he might want the game rearranged, and snapped back: “No, I want it at 9am in the morning, what the f***?”At three o’clock, like a normal game, or as usual on Sunday at 2:15 [pm]. Put it on a normal time, not breakfast.”What do you think I’m talking about? Is my English that bad you have to ask again? We play at 7:45 [pm] on Wednesday and 12:30 on Saturday.“City play [against Manchester United] at 17:30. That extra five hours means the world in terms of recovery – why not have it at 15:00, not after breakfast?“Other leagues [reschedule] the entire game for another time to help their teams prepare; we play three days later. Not too cool, we have to go the hard way.”You watch it, write a little bit about it, obviously you’re not interested and have no idea about it, and we have to deliver and I am not happy, because I’m not happy all the time and not smiling all the time.”Liverpool are protecting a formidable record in Merseyside derbies, having not lost to Everton since October 17, 2010 – a run of 16 matches.The Reds are also fighting to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. If they are to achieve it, they will have to stave off the threat of Chelsea, who are out of Europe, and four points behind them in the standings.last_img read more

Suspect in Lasanthas murder submits confidential statement to court

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested the former OIC Sub Inspector Sugathapala in February this year for concealing and destroying information pertaining to the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge.According to the CID, the arrested officer has destroyed the information obtained during the Lasantha Wickremetunga murder investigation by the Mount Lavinia Police and all the evidence that would help to prove the crime on the orders received from the top. Lasantha Wickremetunga was assassinated on January 8, 2009 by four assailants who stopped him on his way to his office on Aththidiya-Mt. Lavinia road, in a suburb of Sri Lankan capital. A former police officer, who is in remand custody for his alleged involvement in the murder of The Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge had made a confidential statement to the court today about the nine-year old crime, the Colombo Page reported.Former Crimes Office-In-Charge of the Mount Lavinia Police Sub Inspector Tissa Siri Sugathapala has given a confidential statement to the Mount Lavinia Chief Magistrate Mohammed Mihal today. The case will be taken up tomorrow. The suspect was brought to the court from the Welikada remand prison and the statement was recorded for over three and half hours. read more

Security Council calls for cooperation in Côte dIvoires election preparations

In a statement read out by Ghana’s Ambassador Nana Effah-Appenteng, Council President for August, the 15-member body said that up to 150 mobile courts may be needed across the country to hear individual identification cases. The presidential statement condemned recent “obstructions to the normal functioning of the mobile courts,” and demanded that all parties allow the courts to carry out their work without further hindrance, noting that the procedures for the courts had been determined in consultation with President Laurent Gbagbo. The mobile courts have been set up ahead of elections scheduled for October to allow those Ivorians without official documents to prove their nationality and be registered as voters. Council members said they expected that Côte d’Ivoire’s defence and security forces and the rebel Forces Nouvelles will ensure the security of mobile court hearings in those areas under their control. The country has been divided between the Government-controlled south and the rebel-held north since 2002. The presidential statement stressed the importance, before the polls are held, of implementing both the voter-identification scheme and a concurrent scheme to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate militia members. The Council also slated violent attacks by organized groups, “in particular the Young Patriots,” a group of supporters of Mr. Gbagbo, which led to the deaths of civilians last month and damage to the vehicle of Gérard Stoudmann, UN High Representative for the Elections. At a “mini-summit” hosted by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Yamoussoukro, the Ivorian capital, on 5 July, the country’s major parties pledged to follow a road map that is supposed to lead to the staging of free and fair elections by October. read more

At Vatican meeting UN chief and Pope Francis discuss climate change Mediterranean

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from right) meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity” workshop, hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to journalists following his meeting with Pope Francis and address to the workshop “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity”. UN Photo/Mark Garten ‹› “I am grateful for his invitation, and applaud his humanitarian vision,” said Mr. Ban. “During our conversation, Pope Francis spoke of his commitment to making the world a better place for all.” Mr. Ban and Pope Francis met on the margins of a workshop organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences called ‘Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity,’ which explores the moral dimensions of climate change and sustainable humanity. As well as discussing climate change, a readout of the meeting issued by a UN spokesperson in new York said Mr. Ban briefed Pope Francis on his visit yesterday to the Italian Navy vessel San Giusto where he was briefed on the on-going operations to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean. “These migrants, many of whom are refugees, are desperate for a better future,” said Mr. Ban. “We need to address the root causes of migration and find ways to share responsibility for resettling those who make the perilous journey. That includes increasing safe and regular channels for migration.” They also discussed several other issues including social exclusion and the situation in South Sudan, as well as human trafficking and contemporary slavery, and the role of sport as a tool for education and human development. The Secretary-General provided an update on his Global Education First initiative in the forthcoming global education forum to be held next month in Korea and on the ongoing review conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty in New York. They reaffirmed their commitment to continue to work for a world free of nuclear weapons. Lastly, the Secretary-General said he very much looked forward to the Pope’s visit to the United Nations in September, when leaders from around the world will converge in New York for the United Nations special summit for the adoption of a universal and transformative post-2015 development agenda. The special summit was one of three international gatherings to build a sustainable development agenda for generations to come and in later remarks at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mr. Ban said the international efforts would rely on the full engagement and leadership of the Organisation’s membership. “The OECD is a vital forum for helping to build such momentum,” he said. “You can rally your members around this vital agenda. You can inspire and inform the policy changes we need. The OECD has a long history of addressing challenges such as policy coherence – which will be crucial to address the sustainable development challenge.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican. UN Photo/Mark Garten read more

Opposition MP Adrian Anamayah to resign

Opposition back-bencher Adrian Anamayah has decided to resign as a Member of Parliament (MP).Anamayah, who is also a US citizen, told Inews that he has already informed the head of the list from which his name was extracted and will be submitting his letter of resignation to the Speaker of the National Assembly soon.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo informed a news conference today that Anamayah chose to keep his foreign citizenship due to family commitments.Jagdeo reiterated that the other Opposition ‘dual citizens’ parliamentarians: Gail Teixeira and Odinga Lumumba will be renouncing their foreign citizenship.In fact, he said Teixeira has already started the process. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTeixeira, Anamayah resign as MPsApril 17, 2019In “latest news”PPP’s Gail Teixeira prepared to renounce Canadian citizenship …following CJ’s rulingFebruary 1, 2019In “latest news”Govt being “duplicitous” by failing to remove its dual citizenship MPs – JagdeoMarch 29, 2019In “latest news” read more

Keemo Paul Sherfane Rutherford drafted for GlobalT20 Canada

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPower-packed GAW team named for CPL 2019May 23, 2019In “latest news”Guyana’s Rutherford says IPL selection a dream come trueJanuary 1, 2019In “latest news”Govt congratulates IPL-bound trioDecember 19, 2018In “latest news” Keemo Paul― Matthew Nandu, Gordon, Heyliger among Guyanese selected By Brandon CorletteGuyanese duo, Keemo Paul and Sherfane Rutherford, were selected for the 2019 Global T20 (GT20) Canada that will commence from July 25 to August 11. On the player’s draft that commenced yesterday Thursday June 20, 2019, Rutherford was picked up in the sixth round by the Edmonton Royals while Paul was snapped up by Montreal Tigers in the eighth round.Meanwhile, Guyana Under-17 selectee, Matthew Nandu, the son of former Guyana leg-spinner, Arjune Nandu has been selected in round 19 of the draft by defending champions, Vancouver Knights. The Guyanese Nationals, Jeremy Gordon and Dillon Heyliger who are now playing their cricket in Canada, were selected for Toronto Nationals and Montreal Tigers respectively.Sherfane RutherfordIn Rutherford’s team, his team mates are Kane Williamson, Faf Du Plessis, James Neesham, Ben Cutting and his Guyana Amazon Warriors team mate, Shadab Khan. Paul’s team mates are Sunil Narine, George Bailey and Thisara Perera among others. Although the price tags were not revealed for all the players, the marquee players of each team were the top purchases. The first two marquee players form the respective teams may have earned some USD 100,000 while the third player may have earned USD 90,000.The likes of Caribbean starts, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy are marquee players for their respective teams. Meanwhile, the sixth round International buys earn some USD 25,000 and round seven players earned some USD15,000 dollars. The round eight ICC Associate player, Sandeep Lamichhane, earned USD 60, 000 for Toronto Nationals.The full squad reads:Brampton Wolves:Darren Sammy, Shakib Al Hassan, Colin Munro, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Lendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher, Babar Hayat, George Munsey, Rohan Mustafa, Zahoor Khan, Timil Patel, Nitish Kumar, Abraash Khan, Armaan Kapoor, Faisal Jamkhandi and Nawab Singh.Winnipeg Hawks:Chris Lynn, Dwayne Bravo, JP Duminy, Dwayne Smith, Umar Akmal, Rayad Emrit, Najibullah Zadran, Paul Van Meekeren, Sompal Kami, Rameez Shahzad, Shaiman Anwar, Sunny Sohail, Hamza Tariq, Kaleem Sana, Umair Ghani, Romesh Eranga and Varun Sehdev.Vancouver Knights:Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Chadwick Walton, Daniel Sams, Hayden Walsh Johannes Smith, Tobias Visee, Michael Rippon, Ali Khan, Saad Bin Zafar, Rizwan Cheema, Rayyan Pathan, Harsh Thaker and Matthew Nandu.Edmonton Royals:Kane Williamson, Faf Du Plessis, Ben Cutting, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Sherfane Rutherford, James Neesham, Safyaan Sharif, Anshuman Rath, Richie, Berrington, Ehsan Nawaz, Kyle Phil, Davy Jacobs, Navneet Dhindsa, Akash Gill and Shahid Ahmadzai.Toronto Nationals:Brendon Mc Cullum, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Heinrich Klaasen, Manpreet Singh Gony, Chris Green, Sandeep Lamichhane, Calum Macleod, Chirag Suri, Ghulam Shabbeer, Jasdeep Singh, Jeremy Gordon, Ravinder Pal Singh, Salman Nazar, Mark Montfort and Rodrigo Thomas.Montreal Tigers: George Bailey, Sunil Narine, Thisara Perera, Fawad Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Niroshan Dickwella, Keemo Paul, Mohammad Naveed, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross, Nizakat Khan, Steven Taylor, Dillon Heyliger, Nikhil Dutta, Bupinder Singh, Arslan Khan and Yax Patel. read more

Moruca woman chopped to death by brother …another sister

Dead: Cynthia CozierThe village of Moruca, North West District (NWD) was left in a state of shock and disbelief as a brother went out of control and chopped one of his sisters to death, while leaving another sister and his 8-month-old niece hospitalized.The dead woman has been identified as 50-year-old Cynthia Cozier of Yabakabra, Mariahaba Island, Moruca, while her sister, 25-year-old Beverly France and her baby sustained chops to their bodies.France and her baby are reportedly being treated at the Suddie Public Hospital.Based on reports received, at about 13:00h on Wednesday, the 28-year-old suspect of unsound mind and his siblings were involved in an argument at their home. As the argument escalated, the suspect armed himself with a cutlass and attacked Cozier and France.Cozier reportedly received most of the chops to her head and upper body. The baby that was in the room when the man carried out the brutal attack was also chopped.After the chopping spree, the suspect made good his escape leaving the three injured in pools of blood. However, one of the sisters managed to raise an alarm and residents ran to their rescue.The victims were rushed to Coomacka District Hospital but due to the severity of their injuries, they were referred to the Suddie Hospital, Region Two. They were admitted but Cozier succumbed at about 06:30h on Thursday morning.France and her son’s conditions are said to be stable, while the Police are on the hunt for the suspect. Cozier’s body is at the Suddie Morgue awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMoruca murder suspect allegedly attacks, chops detective while making arrest  July 5, 2019In “Crime”Woman dead, sister and baby injured after chopped by brotherJuly 4, 2019In “Crime”Moruca man charged for murdering sisterJuly 10, 2019In “Court” read more

12 students benefit from work study at GTT

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGTT launches high-speed Internet in EssequiboFebruary 28, 2017In “latest news”GT&T hosting 40 work study students this summerJuly 22, 2014In “Business”“Your country needs you” – Minister Ally tells Psychology graduatesDecember 29, 2017In “latest news” Twelve secondary school and university students had the opportunity to gain first-hand exposure of working in the real world at the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) during the company’s work study programme.The students were from the Central High School, Bishops High, St. Stanislaus College, St. Roses High, St. Joseph High, the University of Guyana, Government Technical Institute (GTI) and the university of the West Indies (UWI).The work study studentsPlacement began on July 24 and ended on August 23, 2019 with some participants indicating an interest in working with the company in the future.On August 16, the students were given the opportunity to meet with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GTT, Justin Nedd who spoke to the students on the practicality of choosing a career. He also advised them on how to be solution focused when entering the working world.However, the telephone company hosted a closing ceremony for the work study students at its main office location.During the ceremony, the students were given the opportunity to share their five-week experience at the company, while receiving certificates of completion presented by the Human Resource Department.“I am truly grateful for this experience; it has given me insight to the skills necessary for work life,” said Jaheim Griffith, a former Central High School student. “I thank GTT for the wealth of knowledge gained over the 5-week period’, she added.Additionally, four of the 12 students who performed exceptionally well in Mathematics and English A at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSECC) level were presented with vouchers for a Kindle Fire HD 10, courtesy of the telephone giant. read more

DJI partner Heliguy ships £250000 of drones to miners in Africa

first_imgDrone technology company Heliguy says it has supplied a quarter of a million pounds of drone stock to major mining companies in Africa, who are using the technology to increase safety and obtain fast and accurate data. “As one of DJI’s largest and trusted European enterprise channel partners, Heliguy has delivered a suite of DJI equipment to bolster fleets in the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Namibia and Burkina Faso.”These companies – who Heliguy did not name due to active NDAs – said the mining companies had chosen to work with them “because of our in-depth industry knowledge and experience, on-demand technical and maintenance support – which includes an R&D consultancy – and the ease of accessing our vast pool of drones, sensors and ancillaries. Heliguy’s assured support and rapid repair service are vital for companies in the mining industry, as the drones are pushed to their limits in difficult conditions and harsh landscapes – with dust, dirt and extreme weather the norm.”“The fact that Heliguy has supplied £250,000 of drone stock to mines in Africa – and an additional quarter of a million to sites around Europe – shows how integral this technology has become for the industry. Indeed, UAVs are an essential tool for this type of work, playing a vital part in creating digitised mines of the future, where real-time planning and execution can be conducted to improve efficiency and production.”“Supplying Africa is another show of strength by Heliguy, which is a recognised DJI Gold Partner, certifying our expertise and services to interested enterprise customers, and was recently awarded a Top 10 Partner of the Year (Europe) award from DJI Enterprise.” This award coincided with Heliguy making £1 million of drone stock available to help UK enterprise clients kick start or scale their enterprise drone programmes through the company’s recently-launched industry-first Full Stack service – a comprehensive package of drone supply and support.Drones are being deployed for various tasks such as exploration and inspection, security and surveillance, mapping, calculating the volume of stockpiles and for surveying, helping to provide rapid visual access and multiple views. Information gathered from a drone can then be downloaded and converted into 3D visualisations of the site which can be used to inform the way in which future site operations are planned, adapted and carried out. Drones are also cost-effective – requiring less manpower and obtaining data quicker than traditional methods – and easy to fly.“But perhaps most importantly, they increase the safety of mining activities, removing the need for people to operate in potentially hazardous areas. For instance, UAVs can be used to inspect and monitor high-risk areas, including stockpiles, mine slopes, ore passes, tailings dams and chemical-storage facilities – all while taking people away from these dangerous parts of a site. Drones can also check for the presence of personnel in a blast area and measure fragmentation or the direction of dust movement after a blast.”DJI has a range of suitable UAVs, which are reliable and rugged performers in the harsh environments of a mining site, from hostile temperatures to oceans of dust. The Matrice 200 Series V2, the Phantom 4 RTK and the Mavic 2 Enterprise Zoom and Dual were among the fleet of drones which Heliguy has shipped to Africa, along with sophisticated thermal and zoom sensors.“Drones in the DJI M200 Series V2 – including the survey-grade M210 RTK platform – are perfect tools for deploying on mining sites, thanks to their versatility and enhanced safety features. The V2 Series can be integrated with a range of payloads, including the XT2 thermal, the Z30 zoom camera and the X7 and X5S sensors, which yield high-class imagery.”The M200 Series V2 can also be flown with third-party payloads, meaning users can carry out professional aerial measurement applications with an oblique camera or LiDAR, multispectral or hyperspectral sensors. This is useful for surveillance and high-precision topographic mapping and 3D modelling. The M210 and M210 RTK are also able to carry multiple payloads at any one time, increasing productivity and efficiency.“The drones in the M200 Series V2 are built to endure adverse environments – with water-resistant protection and the ability to operate in temperatures from -20°C to +50°C. This is ideal for the harsh conditions associated with mining. The aircraft also have smart features such as an advanced obstacle-avoidance system and a downward vision system for precise hovering and landing.”“The DJI Phantom 4 RTK is a compact and next-generation mapping drone solution with a high-resolution camera and the ability to capture centimetre-accurate RTK (real-time kinematic) data. Key features include its centimetre-level positioning system, the ability to support PPK (post-processed kinematic) as well as RTK, a precise imaging system, compatibility with the D-RTK 2 Mobile Station and that it can support mobile SDK. To make the most of your image data, the Phantom 4 RTK is compatible with DJI Terra – a PC application that integrates autonomous route planning, aerial photography, 2D and 3D model reconstruction, and model measurement. This all-in-one solution helps industry users improve the efficiency of internal and external workflow and make the work a lot easier.”“The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Series are extremely portable, can be deployed quickly and are ideal for close-range and internal inspections on mine sites.”last_img read more

Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall

first_img By Garreth MacNamee Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall Trump declared in the Oval Office that he was “proud” to sign the veto. Friday 15 Mar 2019, 8:33 PM Share1 Tweet Email Mar 15th 2019, 8:33 PM Image: Evan Vucci via PA Short URL 33 Comments DONALD TRUMP TODAY signed the first veto of his presidency, overriding a congressional resolution to secure emergency funds to build his wall on the US-Mexico border.Trump declared in the Oval Office that he was “proud” to sign the veto.“Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it,” he said.Trump suffered an embarrassing defeat yesterday when senators, including fellow Republicans, voted to terminate his declaration of an emergency on the Mexican border.Surrounded by law enforcement officials, senior aides and people who have lost loved ones to cross-border crime, Trump said the veto was to “defend the safety of all Americans”.“The mass incursion of illegal aliens… has to end,” he said. “People hate the word ‘invasion’ but that’s what it is… Our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point.”Trump’s emergency declaration allows him to secure funding for construction of border walls after he failed to get authorisation from Congress. Opponents, who accuse Trump of executive overreach and overhyping the problem on the border, could now use court challenges to halt the emergency measure. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 14,533 Views https://jrnl.ie/4545780 Image: Evan Vucci via PAlast_img read more

Maras Group get German gong

first_imgSouth Australian property company, the Maras Group have picked up yet another international award – this time at a gala ceremony in Germany. Last week they were presented in Berlin with the 2014 Diamond Eye Award for Quality Commitment and Excellence by the Paris-based OtherWays Management Association Club.This award recognises companies from around the world who demonstrate a high level commitment to quality and excellence. Maras Group was also presented with TQM (Total Quality Management) Accreditation.The awards ceremony, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in the German capital, was a spectacular event with representatives from more than 40 countries attending, along with diplomats representing the winning nations. Maras Group CEO Steve Maras told Neos Kosmos: “We are thrilled to bits to have been again recognised internationally for our work, and our commitment to quality and excellence. It’s something we work hard at each day to ensure we get the best out of each other and to drive our company forward with greater confidence.” Mr Maras added that his company’s presence in Berlin was “a great opportunity to promote, and educate global delegates and world leaders, about South Australia, to plug our great state and continue to put us on the map”.“We are out there whenever and wherever we can, selling our most precious brand, Brand SA, that is,” said Mr Maras.Later this month Maras Group’s globe-trotting chief executive will fly to Kuala Lumpur to attend the 2014 Global Leadership Awards where he will receive a ‘Global Visionary CEO of the Year’ award. Maras Group was founded in 2006 by Steve’s father – Adelaide property developer Theo Maras, whose grandfather emigrated from Ikaria in the 1920s. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

40 of expatriates do not have employerprovided medical benefits

first_imgTwo-fifths (40%) of expatriate respondents say they are not provided with medical benefits by their employer, according to research by Cigna.Its 2017 Cigna 360 wellbeing survey: globally mobile individuals report, which surveyed 2,003 individuals who work in markets outside of their birthplace in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the United States, also found that 51% of respondents would prefer to return to their home countries to receive medical treatment, however, 13% are unable to do so due to a lack of insurance cover.The research also found:19% of respondents are worried about accidents, compared to 13% of the general working population;  13% fear suffering from mental illness and depression; and 3% are concerned about alcohol-related health problems.15% of respondents have no medical cover at all.53% believe health insurance is important when considering moving overseas.Just 13% of respondents believe they have sufficient money for retirement, and 88% say they do not have financial security if they are unable to work.75% of respondents enjoy the experience of working abroad.28% of respondents are very happy with the amount of time they have available to spend with their family.Jason Sadler (pictured), president at Cigna International Markets, said: “The results show that globally mobile individuals are more concerned than the general working population about their own health and wellbeing, and that of their families. Without exception, this group is worried about the consequences of personal or family member illness; an issue compounded by a gap in health benefits provided by their employers.“The survey shows health benefits are a very important factor when deciding to take an overseas posting. Despite this, there is a significant gap. There is a clear need for employers to pay attention to the health and wellbeing of their globally mobile employees. This duty of care should extend outside of the office when employers are interacting with their families and local community.”last_img read more

All clear given after suspicious smell at UM building found to be

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – The all clear has been given after a building on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus was evacuated following the report of a suspicious odor.Coral Gables Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to the campus, located at 1320 South Dixie Highway, just before 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. Gables Campus – UPDATE: Hillel building has been cleared for re-entry by UMPD and Gables Fire. Stanford Dr traffic has been re-opened to its regular pattern.— UMiami ENN Alerts (@UMiamiENN) July 24, 2019 Police have confirmed the smell was not a gas leak but did not release further details.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Printed CNT transistor circuits may lead to cheaper OLED displays

first_img Explore further Journal information: Nano Letters This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The printed transistor circuits were developed by a team of researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA); Aneeve Nanotechnologies, a start-up company at UCLA; and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Their work is published in a recent issue of Nano Letters.Although other groups have printed CNT transistors, this is the first time that researchers have successfully printed the complete transistor circuitry: not just the CNTs, but also the metals, polymers, and all other components. In doing so, the work demonstrates for the first time that a fully printed CNT process can be used to fabricate a complete circuit.Fully printed CNT transistors satisfy two key issues for mass-producing OLED displays at a low cost: they use an inexpensive, fast, and simple process (ink-jet printing), and they use materials with favorable electrical characteristics (CNTs).“CNTs are more stable compared to other organic semiconductor materials,” coauthor Kosmas Galatsis from Aneeve Nanotechnologies and UCLA told PhysOrg.com. “They have superior electronic properties and transistor performance.”To print back-gated thin-film transistors, the researchers used a commercial silver nanoparticle solution to print the source and drain electrodes. Using a recipe for a semiconductive single-walled CNT (SWCNT) solution that they previously developed, they printed the channel. Tests showed that these printed SWCNT transistors show a similar performance to that of SWCNT transistors fabricated with more expensive photolithographic techniques.In the second part of their study, the researchers connected two printed SWCNT transistors to an OLED and used them to switch the OLED on and off. The transistor’s good current carrying capacity and other electrical characteristics allow for a dense integration of pixels and low power consumption, making it an ideal component for OLED display backplanes.By adding a layer of polyethylenimine with LiClO4 to the top of the CNTs on the back-gated SWCNT transistor, the researchers could fabricate a top-gated transistor. Then they printed this transistor on flexible Kapton material, demonstrating the potential of using it for flexible electronics. As the first demonstration of printing a SWCNT solution to make complete transistor circuits for OLED displays, the results of the study suggest that carbon nanotube-based electronics could provide a way to bring OLED displays closer to mass commercialization.“Our plans are to continue to develop this process for scalability and manufacturing,” Galatsis said. “We plan to be printing products in two years. Commercialization will need to take place with a larger manufacturing partner.” More information: Pochiang Chen, et al. “Fully printed Separated Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Transistor Circuits and Its Application in Organic Light Emitting Diode Control.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/nl202765b Researchers demonstrate fully printed carbon nanotube transistor circuits for displayscenter_img (Left) The fully printed back-gated SWCNT thin-film transistor printed on silicon dioxide. (Right) The fully printed top-gated SWCNT thin-film transistor printed on flexible Kapton. Image credit: Pochiang Chen, et al. ©2011 American Chemical Society (PhysOrg.com) — While flexible OLED displays have begun appearing in some cell phones, the technology is still too expensive to be widely used in consumer electronics. In one of the latest attempts to enable low-cost mass-production of OLED displays, researchers have fabricated the first complete thin-film transistor circuits printed with a carbon nanotube (CNT) solution for use with display electronics. They found that these circuits are not only easy to fabricate, but they also work as excellent current switches when connected to OLEDs. Citation: Printed CNT transistor circuits may lead to cheaper OLED displays (2011, December 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-cnt-transistor-circuits-cheaper-oled.html Copyright 2011 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.last_img read more

Rs 21 crore in cash bullion seized

first_imgKolkata: The Income Tax (I-T) Department and other agencies have so far seized over Rs 21.11 crore of unaccounted cash, jewellery and bullion from Bengal after the announcement of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, an official said here on Thursday. Of the total seizure so far, about Rs 10 crore in unlawful cash has been recovered in this year’s drive in the state, which is higher that the around Rs 8 crore cash seized during the two-month effort before the 2014 general elections, I-T sleuths said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”Our drive aimed to curb black money flow during elections. I-T officials and other agencies have so far recovered over Rs 21.11 crore of unaccounted cash, jewellery and bullion after the declaration of the elections. The seizures were done mostly in Kolkata and also in Siliguri and Balurghat,” said I-T investigation wing’s principal director Ashish Verma. The seizures were made from businesses, cash handlers and hawala operators, he said. “With our intensifying efforts, we have unearthed nearly Rs 10 crore in cash in just 15 days of operation after the announcement of polls. Last time, we had recovered around about Rs 8 crore in cash,” Verma added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHe also said the I-T officials have been conducting a search operation for over two months at a private vault having about 649 lockers at central Kolkata’s Vardaan Market basement and that the operation will get over on Thursday. “In this operation, we have so far seized Rs 5.16 crore of unaccounted cash and jewellery and bullion worth Rs 13.62 crore,” he said. “Of the about Rs 12 crore worth of jewellery and bullion seized so far after the announcement of elections, around Rs 8-9 crore worth of specious metals were recovered from the Vardhan market operation,” Verma said. The I-T Department has deployed over 200 of its officers and employees across West Bengal, Sikkim and Andaman and Nicobar Island to monitor election expenditure and flow of black money. The department will also have dedicated teams for each of the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in Bengal which will have seven-phase polls.last_img read more

iPhone Separation Anxiety Is an Actual Problem Study Finds

first_img 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » It’s an unsettling feeling, one that many us, unfortunately, are familiar with. I’m talking about the moment you realize that somehow, unfathomably, you’ve forgotten your smartphone at home, or that the battery has died mid route.It’s a weightless, untethered, disorienting feeling. Who are you without your smartphone, really?According to new research, you’re likely a more anxious, stressed-out, cognitively stunted version of yourself.That’s the take-away from a recent study published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, which examined the cognitive impact of separating iPhone users from their devices while they solved word puzzles.Related: Our Smartphones Have Changed EverythingThe researchers had 40 iPhones users complete two tests. Participants were told that they were testing the reliability of a wireless blood pressure cuff, and were asked to complete a world puzzle in the comforting possession of their iPhones. Next, they were asked to complete a second word puzzle, but this time, their iPhones were taken away, but placed within hearing distance (for the ostensible reason that the devices were causing “Bluetooth interference”). In the middle of the second word puzzle, the researchers called the iPhones; crucially, the participants could hear their phones ringing, but could not answer.In both cases, researchers monitored participants’ vital signs and found that in the second case – when they were separated from their ringing iPhones — the study’s volunteers not only exhibited, on average, elevated heart rates, higher blood pressure and self-reported feelings of anxiety, but their performances also suffered.Related: Award-Winning Director Christopher Nolan Explains Why He Avoids Email, Doesn’t Own a Cell PhoneWhile the researchers focused on participants’ reactions to being separated from their ringing phones, it’s very probable that this separation-anxiety would have persisted even if the devices had remained silent. A recent study conducted by the security app Lookout and research firm Harris Interactive found that 58 percent of U.S. smartphone owners compulsively check their devices every hour, and that many of us are so reluctant to separate from our phones that we sleep with them, and even take them into the bathroom with us.The researchers conclude that for many of us, our smartphone obsession has morphed from a mere addiction into a dependency so severe that we feel incomplete without them. “The results from our study suggest that iPhones are capable of becoming an extension of our selves such that when separated, we experience a lessening of ‘self’ and a negative physiological state,” Russel Clayton, the study’s lead author, said in a statement.Interestingly, Clayton and his team’s conclusion is not that we should lessen our collective dependency on our smartphones. Instead, the researchers take a more realistic approach, namely: If you are about to engage in an activity that is high-pressure, or requires intense focus, it’s probably wise to bring along your iPhone in order to avoid elevated  levels of stress and anxiety.Related: In a Catch-22, This App Rewards People for Setting Down Their Phones January 12, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

Obama says young entrepreneurs can tackle the worlds ills

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says investing in global entrepreneurs will help counter terrorism, nurture weak economies and “make the world a better place.”Obama spoke to entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries in Washington on Monday as part of his initiative to encourage individuals and companies to support entrepreneurs, especially young people and women with ideas for businesses.Obama says their ideas will tackle challenges no country can meet alone, such as global warming, disease and even terrorism. Obama says violent extremists exploit the frustrations of young people who see no opportunities in their lives. Sponsored Stories Obama says in the most violent and poorest places he’s visited, what people asked about most was how to start a business so they could shape their own destinies.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The vital role family plays in society Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Quick workouts for mencenter_img Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

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