London, Mar 7 (PTI) Englands Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park here will host the mens Hockey Champions Trophy in June, officially kicking off the sports Olympic celebrations, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said today. The Last international event before the Rio Olympic Games, Champions Trophy will see Australia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, India and Korea go head to head as they battle for supremacy at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre here from June 10 to 17. Sports fans will be able to experience two weeks of action-packed, world-class hockey, with the womens Hockey Champions Trophy taking place immediately after the mens event from June 18-26. FIH CEO Kelly Fairweather said: “Following the hugely successful 2012 Olympic Games and more recently the Unibet EuroHockey Championships held in this venue we know that England Hockey and all of their partners will truly embrace the FIH Hockey Revolutions vision of creating innovative and exciting events for our fans. This is key to our aim of making hockey a global game that inspires the next generation.” He continued: “This is the first FIH event to be held here as part of a three event series in addition to the 2017 mens Hockey World League Semi-Final and the womens Hockey World Cup in 2018.” The opening day will see hosts Great Britain, currently ranked fourth in the FIH World Rankings, start their campaign against worlds No 1 Australia, who are also the reigning World Cup and World League champions. Reigning Olympic and defending champions Germany (ranked third) will then clash with Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 runners-up Belgium (ranked fifth) on June 11th. A rerun of the 2014 Hero Hockey Champions Trophy semi-final between Germany and Australia is also on the cards on June 13th, before the all-Asian derby between 2014 Asian Games champions India (ranked seventh) and 2014 Champions Challenge winners Korea (ranked ninth) takes place the following day. The round-robin games will conclude on June 16 before the classification games begin the next day, with the final taking place on June 17. PTI ATK CMadvertisement
New Delhi, Apr 22 (PTI) A day after she was expelled from the Congress, Barkha Shukla Singh today joined the BJP and lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modis policies.She said her decision was not aimed at gaining any position in the party.”I have joined the BJP neither to fight elections nor am I aiming for any position, but to work hard for assignments I will be given,” Singh told reporters.She praised Modis policies and the changes he has made over the past three years.”I wrote to Modi three years ago urging him to take up the triple talaq issue for protection of women. The way he has responded to it has satisfied me,” she said.Singh, who was Congress Delhi women wing chief, was expelled by the party for six years after she attacked its vice president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken.The disciplinary committee of Congress Delhi unit removed Singh for indulging in “anti-party activities”.The development came on the eve of civic polls in the national capital.Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Vijay Goel who was also present on the occasion said Singhs entry has strengthened the BJP.”Congress leadership at both the national level and in Delhi is neither listening to its party members nor is is being able to satisfy its leaders,” Goel said. PTI CPB RT
At least five Indian nationals were asked to leave the ground by Sri Lanka Cricket authorities on Sunday during the third women’s ODI between India and Sri Lanka at the Katunayake ground.The people were asked to leave Sri Lanka Cricket authorities for suspected behaviour throughout the course of the high-scoring match.According to an official, the people concerned were constantly on the phone and when asked about it, they said that were updating people back home about the match.”They were seen talking on their mobile phones throughout the match. When questioned they said they were informing those back home on the game,” said an official, who did not want to be named.They were handed over to the police for questioning, according to local officials and the police questioned them to find out if they had any connections with bookies.Also read – Mithali Raj’s career-best knock goes in vain as Sri Lanka beat IndiaSri Lanka won the high scoring final match by three wickets in the final over of the match, leaving India the series winner by 2-1.Batting first, Mithali Raj scored a career-best of 125 not out to help India post 253/5 from their 590 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka skipper Chamari Attapattu made her presence known and hit a 115 to help Sri Lanka win the match.The ODIs were a part of the ICC’s Women’s Championships which will determine the three automatic qualifiers for the 2021 Women’s World Cup.This is not the first time that something of this sort has happened as last month, several suspicious Indian and Pakistani nationals were similarly asked to leave the venues of the domestic T20 competition.advertisement
England opener Joe Denly believes the chance to potentially seal a spot in the Ashes squad to face Australia later this year is the ideal motivation ahead of the third Test against the West Indies starting on Saturday.The 32-year-old replaced the misfiring Keaton Jennings at the top of the order for the second Test at Antigua and made scores of six and 17 on debut in England’s 10-wicket defeat as the tourists went 0-2 down in the three-match series.The Kent batsman looks likely to get another opportunity when the teams face off at St Lucia in the third Test and Denly is treating the match as his Ashes audition.”Playing in an Ashes series is an absolute dream and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thinking about it a little bit,” Denly told reporters.”Obviously with the opportunity I have in the next Test it is there, but it is important to try and not think about it as much as possible.”I need to have a real focus on trying to get a score and prove to those guys who think I’m a stopgap, makeshift opener that I have got a future as an opener in Test cricket.”England have long struggled to find a strong opening pair and the problem has worsened after the experienced Alastair Cook retired last year, leaving them searching for solutions ahead of the Ashes series which gets underway at Edgbaston on Aug. 1.Rory Burns has showed some promise in the five Tests he has played so far, scoring two half-centuries including 84 against West Indies in the first Test.advertisementWith England dropping Jennings, who averages 25.86 in Tests, short-form specialist Jason Roy could also come into consideration but Denly is hoping to stake his claim.”I hope they see a future in me opening in Test cricket,” Denly said.”It’s a great opportunity for me to try and make that position mine.”Also Watch:
The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Ross Barkley Ross Barkley believes there is room for improvement for England despite two wins at the start of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, with the Chelsea midfielder pointing to “frightening” performances from young talents as evidence of a bright future. The emphatic 5-1 victory in Montenegro ended up overshadowed by racist abuse England’s black players were subjected to by local supporters, but Gareth Southgate’s side have made an impressive start to Group A. Southgate’s team are playing with freedom and incision and as well as scoring five goals in successive games for the first time since 1984, they have now scored three or more times in four of their last five matches.While Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and the teenage wingers Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi have caught the eye, Barkley has also made a significant impact and scored his first international goals since 2015 in Podgorica. The Chelsea player said: “It was my best performance for England. It’s just been about believing in myself, having confidence. My focus is to add something to the side, and we performed really well.“I have turned 25, come into my own and focused on improving at day-to-day level. Hopefully I will continue to thrive. But there is still room for improvement at club and international levels.”England lost seven players from their original squad to injury, with the likes of Jesse Lingard already ruled out, but took the opportunity to use Declan Rice as well as Hudson-Odoi for the first time in the qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro. Sancho and Ben Chilwell also made a positive impression across the two games. Topics “Our aim is to be the best in the world. You can see how much quality we’ve got in the squad, plus we’ve got players who can come in. I’ve seen the under-21s, the under-20s … there’s no fear in them when they come up to the senior team. The team has come back from the World Cup and kicked on. We can all still improve. We’re not in the game to accept where we are. We have to improve at club level, and at international level there is a lot of room for improvement. But we’re on the right path.” Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest “You see how the young players have performed and how good they are,” added Barkley, who cited improved diet and preparation as reason for his upturn in form. “All week they have been frightening in training and the future is bright. Look at Declan: I have seen a lot of West Ham’s games this season and he has been their standout man, protecting the back four and moving things forward. He has come into the squad and the way he has shown what he can do, it’s as if he has been with us for a couple of years. Read more Euro 2020 Reuse this content Euro 2020 qualifying England Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share via Email news Uefa president decries racist abuse ‘disaster’ during England game Callum Hudson-Odoi dazzles in the limelight on his first England start Read more Share on WhatsApp
TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Contract Awarded for Highway 125 inCape Breton County Residents and the many visitors who drive on one of Cape Breton’sbusiest highways can look forward to a smooth ride after thecompletion of a recently awarded $2-million road-paving contractnear Sydney. The contract was awarded to Dexter Construction Ltd. and involvesthe repaving of two sections of Highway 125. The westbound laneswill be repaved from 1.2 kilometres west of Exit 3 for 4.8kilometres. The eastbound lanes will be repaved from MeadowbrookDrive east for 4.1 kilometres to one kilometre east of Exit 2. “Highway 125 is the major road link between Sydney and the Trans-Canada Highway,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation andPublic Works. “This project will make this section safer and morecomfortable for visitors and residents.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincialferries. Staff provide services from offices in Bridgewater,Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
Mumbai: Veeru Devgan, the popular action director behind films such as “Roti Kapda Aur Makaan” and “Mr Natwarlal” and the father of actor Ajay Devgn, passed away here Monday morning. He was 77. The cause of death is immediately not known but family sources said Veeru had not been keeping well for some time. His funeral will be held at Vile Parle West Crematorium at 6 pm. Veeru, who hailed from Amritsar, ran away from his home to try his luck in films. He initially wanted to become an actor but became a stuntman and later an action choreographer, the veteran stunt director had recalled in several interviews. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ He, however, fulfilled his dream of breaking it big in Bollywood through son Ajay, considered one of the most successful and versatile actors of his generation. Veeru worked in more than 80 Bollywood films and did stunt work for major heroes such as Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Rajesh Khanna and Jeetendra among others. One of Veeru’s most famous action scenes is son Ajay’s first appearance on the silver screen — balancing on two bikes in his introduction in his 1991 debut film “Phool Aur Kaante”. Veeru also turned director with “Hindustan Ki Kasam” in 1999.
Melissa Ridgen APTN National NewsA Sandy Bay mother of seven has had less than a week to get her head around the idea that her family will soon be free of rats and sewage.That’s because she is getting a new home.Thanks to a kind-hearted donor.APTN was there when she got to meet the donor and find out more about her dream home.
REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has given Husky Energy the OK to restart a pipeline after a major oil spill along the North Saskatchewan River that fouled the water source for three cities.The government said in an email to media on Thursday that testing, inspection and evaluation of the repairs to the line have been done.In July 2016, the pipeline leaked 225,000 litres of heavy oil mixed with diluent onto a riverbank near Maidstone, Sask. About 40 per cent of the spill reached the river.The oil plume flowed hundreds of kilometres downstream and forced the cities of North Battleford, Prince Albert and Melfort to shut off their water intakes for almost two months.Husky’s own investigation determined that the pipeline buckled because of ground movement. The company has said it accepts full responsibility and is using what it learned to improve operations.The government email said measures have been taken to reduce the risk of a future failure at the same spot. They include thicker pipe on the sloped portion of the pipeline.Other steps include adding meters to monitor the rate of ground movement, state-of-the art fibre optics to track pipeline strain and slope movement.Husky will also have to submit weekly data from gauges measuring strain on the pipeline and submit an engineering assessment every 12 months of where the pipeline crosses the river.Part of the concern in the Husky spill was over how it was reported.The government was first told by a member of the public who spotted oil on the river. Government investigators later determined that the leak began July 20, the day before the spill was discovered. They found that the pipeline’s alarms were warning of potential problems and continued until the line was shut down for scheduled maintenance at 7:15 a.m. on July 21.Husky Energy has said pipeline monitoring indicated pressure anomalies at 8 p.m. on July 20 and the company started a shutdown at 6 a.m.Saskatchewan’s Justice Ministry is still reviewing Husky’s response to alarms before the spill to decide whether charges should be laid.Husky could face fines of up to $1 million a day under the Environmental Protection Act and $50,000 a day under the Pipelines Act in Saskatchewan. There could also be federal charges under the Fisheries Act.
___GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid offDETROIT (AP) — The General Motors’ massive 14,000-person layoff announced last month might not be as bad as originally projected. The company said Friday that 2,700 out of the 3,300 factory jobs slated for elimination will now be saved by adding jobs at other U.S. factories. Blue-collar workers in many cities will still lose jobs when GM shutters four U.S. factories next year. But most could find employment at other GM plants. Some would have to relocate.___Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedivesNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fall sharply on Wall Street, shaving 496 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as traders worry about signs of weaker economic growth in China and Europe. Disarray mounts surrounding Britain’s impending departure from the European Union. Johnson & Johnson plunged after Reuters reported the company has known for decades that its talc sometimes contained asbestos, a claim the company denied.___Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China’s policiesWASHINGTON (AP) — By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retribution, China is making itself look like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations. Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese technology executive at the request of the United States has set off a diplomatic furor with Beijing.___Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women’s rights groupsNEW YORK (AP) — CBS is pledging to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from the scandal that forced the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. CBS said Friday that the money will go toward helping the organizations expand their work and “ties into the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its own workplace culture.”___J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powderNEW YORK (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is forcefully denying a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of trace amounts of asbestos in its baby powder. The report Friday by the Reuters news service sent company shares into a tailspin, suffering their worst sell-off in 16 years.___EU leaders approve small steps to buttress euro currencyFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European leaders have agreed to press ahead with a limited, common eurozone budget and other steps to strengthen the currency union’s resistance to downturns and crises. The budget proposal leaves its size undefined. Friday’s deal appeared to fall short of more sweeping ideas pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron.___China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of US cars, auto partsBEIJING (AP) — China has announced a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its trade cease-fire with Washington. The suspension follows President Donald Trump’s agreement to postpone planned U.S. tariff hikes on Chinese imports for 90 days while the two sides negotiate over American complaints about Beijing’s technology policy and trade surplus. The Chinese tax agency said the suspension takes effect Jan. 1.___US industrial production climbed 0.6 per cent in NovemberWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production climbed 0.6 per cent on surging output at mines and utilities. But manufacturing production was flat. The Federal Reserve says that utility output rose 3.3 per cent as power companies were busier because of unusually cold weather. Mining output rose 1.7 per cent on higher production at coal mines and oil and gas drillers.___Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook usersNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended. The bug disclosed Friday gave hundreds of apps unauthorized access to photos that could in theory include images that would embarrass some of the affected users. They also included photos people may have uploaded but hadn’t yet posted, perhaps because they had changed their mind.___Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violencePARIS (AP) — French President Emanuel Macron is calling for calm as authorities prepare for a possible fifth straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris. Officials plan to deploy armoured vehicles and thousands of security forces against the “yellow vest” demonstrators, who have been angered by high taxes and a sense that the government is detached from the everyday struggles of workers.___The S&P 500 index lost 50.59 points, or 1.9 per cent, to 2,599.95. The Dow retreated 496.87 points, or 2 per cent, to 24,100.51. The Nasdaq composite slid 159.67 points, or 2.3 per cent, to 6,910.66. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 21.89 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 1,410.81.Benchmark U.S. crude fell 2.6 per cent to $51.20 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, dropped 1.9 per cent to settle at $60.28 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline lost 3 per cent to $1.43 a gallon. Heating oil fell 1.7 per cent to $1.85 a gallon and natural gas dropped 7.2 per cent to $3.83 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Press
Rabat – Morocco’s government has expressed concern about the increase in fuel prices and protectionism ahead of the presentation of the draft of 2019 Finance Bill.The government said in a statement that 2019 “will be fraught with challenges due to increasing protectionist tendencies in the international economy and rising oil prices.”Reuters reported on Friday that the North African country is the “largest energy importer” in the region with MAD 70 billion of imports in 2017. Morocco’s government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said following the weekly Government Council that the 2018’s budget “was based on an estimate of $60 dollars per barrel while the average price on the international market rose to $73.”The Governor of Central Bank Abdellatif Jouhari also expressed concerns about rising oil prices, emphasizing that this increase may have an “immediate impact” on Morocco’s economy.The government has been under heavy pressure with millions of Moroccans expressing their anger about the increase in fuel prices and the high prices of primary goods.Last April, millions of Moroccans launched a boycott campaign to targeting dairy products, bottled water and a major fuel company. Like the government, Morocco’s High Commissioner for Planning (HCP) attributed the increase of fuel prices in Morocco to the increase in prices on the international market. In a statement published in June, HCP said that fuel prices continued to rise, reaching MAD 10 per liter at the end of May 2018, compared to MAD 7 at the beginning of 2017.On June 8, El Khalfi acknowledged the pressure resulting from the rising fuel prices, emphasizing that the government “is aware of the problem of hydrocarbon prices and the need to find practical solutions to this issue.”
British commercial vehicle manufacturing rises 6.1% in June, with 7,769 units built.Production in first six months declines -5.3% to 41,452 units.Exports remain stable in first half, with nearly 70% of production destined for overseas markets. British CV manufacturing grew 6.1% in June, with 7,769 vehicles leaving production lines, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Production for the UK rose by a moderate 3.1%, equivalent to some 91 units, alongside a more substantial 8.1% boost in export demand, with 4,713 vehicles shipped to overseas markets in the month.In the first six months, however, output remained -5.3% behind performance for the same period in 2017. The decline was largely driven by slower UK demand, down -14.9%, as fluctuating fleet buying cycles and business uncertainty affected the market. Meanwhile, exports remained stable, up 0.2% in the year to date, to 27,873 units. Almost seven out of every 10 vans, trucks, taxis and buses built in the UK in the first half of 2018 were exported – with some 95% of those going to the EU.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,These latest results once again demonstrate the importance of exports to commercial vehicle manufacturing in the UK. Overseas demand for the high-tech, ultra low and, increasingly, zero emission vehicles we produce has been the major driver of production so far this year, and with the vast majority of exports destined for the EU, maintaining free and frictionless trade is vital for the continued success of the sector.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
BERLIN — Leipzig forward Timo Werner again struck twice to help his team move third in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over second-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday.If Werner scores, he often adds another. It was the fourth league game in which the Germany striker claimed two goals, bringing his tally to eight so far this season.Werner played a one-two with Marcel Sabitzer before firing inside the far post in the third minute and he grabbed his second in first-half injury time, after Yussuf Poulsen set him up for a tap-in.Lars Stindl had come close to equalizing for Gladbach, Peter Gulacsi coming to Leipzig’s rescue with a fine save, while Thorgan Hazard was blocked from the rebound at the last by Ibrahima Konate.Alassane Plea and Raffael went close in the second half for the visitors.The result leaves Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund seven points clear after the 13th round.Eintracht Frankfurt has the chance to go level on points with Gladbach later with a win at home over Wolfsburg in Sunday’s other game.___More AP Bundesliga coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/Bundesliga and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCiaran Fahey, The Associated Press
Courtesy of MCTMajor League Baseball’s All Star Game featured both up-and-coming players making their first appearance in addition to veterans who have been there many times before. This year’s Mid-Summer Classic saw a pair of Cleveland Indians who had never been invited to the game before and a trio of Cincinnati Reds that have been the part of festivities multiple times. The American League defeated the National League 3-0 Tuesday night, to earn home-field advantage in the World Series.Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has made an incredible turnaround after a tough start to the season. At the end of April, there was probably not a single Tribe fan who believed he would get invited to the All Star Game. With a batting average hovering around .200 at the beginning of May, it was difficult not to think 2013 may be a long season for Kipnis.However, the second baseman solidified his spot on the American League All Star roster with a terrific month of June, hitting a scorching .419 and posting an on-base percentage of .517, both of which led the AL. Kipnis leads the Indians in hits, RBI, batting average and on-base percentage at the break, and if the they have any chance of making the playoffs they are going to need more of the same from him.Aside from Kipnis, Justin Masterson is Cleveland’s other All Star. Also making his first appearance in the game, Masterson has been the one pitcher for Cleveland that the team has received consistency from during the first half.For the Reds, first baseman Joey Votto seemingly has cemented himself as a member of the All Star Game since winning NL MVP in 2010. He leads the National League with a .434 on-base percentage and is seventh in the league with a .318 batting average. The Reds star leads the league in on-base percentage because his plate discipline is something like we have never seen before, and he refuses to swing at pitches out of the zone.Three-time Gold Glove winner Brandon Phillips typically earns a trip to the All Star game due to his defensive abilities, but his bat is also a good reason he played in New York Tuesday. Phillips’ 74 RBI is second in the NL, and that kind of production from a second baseman can be attributed to him consistently hitting fourth in the lineup, a spot that is designated for driving in runs. Reds manager Dusty Baker has put Phillips in the leadoff or second spot in the lineup in years past, but leaving him to bat after Votto is where he really thrives.Aroldis Chapman made his second appearance at the Mid-Summer Classic Tuesday night. Known as the “Cuban Missile” across baseball for his fastball that tops out over 100 miles per hour, the Reds’ closer is on pace to finish the season with over 40 saves. If it were not for the bullpen in front of him blowing leads prior to the ninth inning, Chapman would easily have another five saves to his name.Kipnis doubled in a run in his only plate appearance Tuesday night, and Masterson was not sent to the hill by manager Jim Leyland. Votto and Phillips both went 0-2, and Chapman was able to show off his skills in the seventh inning as he struck out Adam Jones to end the inning.Regardless of each players production Tuesday night, it’s clear that both Cleveland and Cincinnati need their All Stars to keep playing like All Stars as they push toward the playoffs.
Glencore Technology has recently been awarded the inaugural 2016 METS Ignited Collaboration Award presented at the IMARC Gala Dinner in Melbourne, along with project partner Core Resources. The award recognises the successful installation of the Albion ProcessTM treatment plant for GeoProMining Gold LLC’s GPM Gold Project in Armenia. The project increased gold recovery from 20% to over 90% at the site, ensuring a commercially viable operation and extending the project mine life by 10 years through the use of the Albion ProcessTM.“Companies mining gold are looking for efficient processes to treat lower grades and more complex refractory ore. The Albion ProcessTM plant turns this challenge into a significant opportunity,” said METS Ignited CEO Ric Gros. “This collaboration project between Core Resources and Glencore Technology demonstrates the value of METS and miners working together to commercialise innovative solutions for industry. The Albion Process could bring about industry-wide benefits. There is potential for a step change in gold processing, including improved environmental outcomes that enhance a mining company’s social licence to operate. The ongoing partnership between Core Resources and Glencore Technology will see further collaboration in the licensing and delivery of the Albion Process.”Glencore Technology General Manager Mike Hourn said: “This is a huge vote of confidence for the technology. It also recognises the Glencore Technology and Core Resources teams, who have collaborated on this project from initial conception and testwork, to designing, installing and finally commissioning a commercial plant.”The Albion Process leads the way in refractory ore processing. Tail dam reclamation operations at Las Lagunas also rely on the technology for gold and silver production, as well as several Glencore zinc refineries, which use the process in an integrated zinc leaching/electro-refining flowsheet for increased capacity.The 2016 inductee to the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame in the Comminution category, Joe Pease, was formerly CEO of Xstrata Technology (now Glencore Technology), when the Albion Process was developed, and it successfully replaced roasting at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, and at the Phelps Dodge Morenci chalcopyrite leach. Joe is now a Principal Consultant with Mineralis. Mike Hourn, as stated now General Manager at Glencore Technology, was one of the inventors of the Albion Process and is also the 2017 nominee for the IM Technology Hall of Fame in the Metallurgy category.The Albion Process was developed over 12 years of research and piloting at Xstrata’s Hydrometallurgical Research Laboratories (previously owned by MIM) at Albion in Brisbane; with co-developer, Highlands Pacific. To market the technology, Xstrata Tecnology and Highlands Pacific formed a partnership with Core Resources, a private resource development and financing company established and run by Jonathan Loraine, who was previously responsible for MIM’s technology business.The 2015 and 2016 inductees will be celebrated at a special Induction Awards Dinner during SME week, to be held at Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel on February 20 – for more details and to book tickets see www.im-halloffame.com
Cancer des testicules : la taille augmente le risque Monde – Le British Medical Journal vient de publier une étude montrant un facteur de risque plus important de cancer des testicules chez les hommes de grande taille.Les chercheurs de Cancer Research UK ont mené l’enquête en se basant sur les dossiers médicaux de 10.000 hommes, provenant de 13 études différentes. Ils se sont aperçus au fil de leur étude que les hommes de plus d’un mètre quatre-vingt sont plus susceptibles que les autres de développer un cancer des testicules. A partir de cette taille, le risque augmente de 13% tous les cinq centimètres. Rien n’a permis de déterminer la raison de ce facteur croissant.Mais les médecins ont tenu à conclure en se montrant rassurant : même si les hommes de grande taille semblent plus touchés que les autres, il n’en reste pas moins que le cancer des testicules ne concerne que 1% des cancers masculins. Et seules 4% des tumeurs des testicules s’avèrent cancéreuses. Elles sont le plus souvent liées à l’histoire familiale et à la génétique. Le 30 octobre 2010 à 17:08 • Emmanuel Perrin