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Prosecutor: Tiger Woods to plead guilty to reckless driving

first_imgFILE – In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The attorney for Woods says the golfer will not attend his arraignment on a driving under the influence charge. Under court rules, Woods’ attorney can enter a not guilty plea on his behalf Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Any other plea would require Woods’ attendance.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Tiger Woods has agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and will enter a diversion program that will allow him to have his record wiped clean if he completes the program, a prosecutor said Wednesday.Woods, 41, was charged with driving under the influence in May when he was found asleep in his Mercedes-Benz, apparently under the influence of a prescription painkiller and sleeping medication. No alcohol was found in his system.ADVERTISEMENT Woods did not appear at the Palm Beach County courthouse for his arraignment. Prosecutor Adrienne Ellis said the golf superstar agreed to plead guilty at an Oct. 25 hearing and enter the county’s program for first-time DUI offenders.“He is not being treated any different than anyone else,” Ellis said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWoods’ attorney, Douglas Duncan, entered a not guilty plea to the DUI charge on Woods’ behalf and declined comment as he left the courthouse.Under the plea deal, prosecutors would drop the DUI charge, which is a more severe charge than reckless driving. If he completes the program, he can ask a judge to expunge the reckless driving conviction. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Woods announced last month he had completed treatment at an out-of-state clinic to deal with his use of prescription medications.His 79 PGA Tour victories and 14 major titles both rank No. 2 all-time. He has not competed since February because of his back injury and is not expected to return this year. His last win was in August 2013. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ View comments Mexico soccer star Marquez among 22 sanctioned for drug ties WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH In the diversion program, Woods will spend a year on probation, pay a $250 fine and court costs, attend DUI school and perform 50 hours of community service. He would also have to attend a workshop where victims of impaired drivers detail how their lives were damaged and face other conditions. Since the program began four years ago, almost 2,400 defendants have enrolled, according to the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office.If convicted of DUI, Woods would have faced a fine of between $500 and $1,000, had his car impounded for 10 days and other conditions. He also could have been jailed for up to six months, although that was unlikely, received probation and lost his driver’s license for six months to a year.The DUI arrest was the first time Woods had been in trouble since Thanksgiving weekend 2009, when he plowed his SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant outside his then-Windermere, Florida, home. That led to revelations that he had multiple extramarital affairs and a divorce from his wife Elin Nordegren, the mother of his two children. He spent 45 days in a Mississippi clinic where he was treated for sex addiction.Woods was arrested at 2 a.m. May 29 about 15 miles from his home in Jupiter, Florida, when officers found him unconscious in his Mercedes-Benz, which was parked awkwardly on the side of the road and had damage to the driver’s side. It’s not clear how he damaged the car. Officers checked the area but didn’t find that he had hit anything.Woods didn’t know where he was when asked by officers, and he stumbled and swayed through a field sobriety test, police dashboard camera video showed. Woods told officers he was taking the painkiller Vicodin and Xanax, which treats anxiety and insomnia, to cope with his fourth back surgery in April.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

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Zee Group follows Star in rebranding Ten Sports channels

first_imgMumbai, Mar 29 (PTI) Taking a leaf out of Star Indias branding book, Zee Groups Ten Sports Network has embarked on a similar rebranding exercise by rechristening existing bouquet of channels as Ten1, Ten2, Ten3 and Ten 1HD.The network will be doing away with sport-specific channels and will rebrand them in numeric series — Ten Sports as Ten1, Ten Action as Ten2, Ten Cricket as Ten3 and Ten HD as Ten1 HD, the company said in a statement.The golf-specific channel Ten Golf HD, however, will continue to have the present name.The network will also be spreading content equally amongst all the channels post-rebranding.It can be recalled that a few years back, the 21st Century Fox-owned Star had rebranded its sports network to bring it under one identity and had named its channels as Star Sports1, 2, 3, and 4 and Star Sports HD1 and HD2.”In August 2015, we embarked on a new journey with the launch of a consolidated network rebranding – the Ten Sports Network, as well as the launch of Ten Golf HD.”Our rebranding effort signals the start of a new era, a contemporary and energised approach to how the network views its sport sphere, with maximum excitement and engagement for its viewers,” Ten Sports Network global chief executive Rajesh Sethi said in a statement.With long-term broadcasting rights to the WWE, Ten 1 will focus on WWE weekly shows and specials, while Ten 2 will focus on UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Super Cup and other football content. It will also telecast the US Open, Moto GP and Tour de France.advertisementTen 3s primary focus will be cricket from South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and Zimbabwe, as the network has long-term broadcast rights with these five cricket boards.Ten1 HD will broadcast the best of content from across the Ten Sports SD channels while Ten Golf HD will showcase premium golf content, including the European tour, Asian Tour, Rider Cup and US PGA Championship. (MORE) PTI DS BEN GK ABK SDMlast_img read more

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Sports Minister Vijay Goel congratulates P V Sindhu

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 21 (PTI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel has congratulated Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu for winning her first Super Series Premier title at the China Open badminton tournament. In a message, the Minister said, the victory has helped Sindhu further to consolidate her position among top ranking women Badminton players of the world. He said that victory of Sindhu at the tournament has once again underlined Indias strong presence in the China Open as she is the third non-Chinese player to win the title in 30 years after another ace badminton star from India Saina Nehwal did it at an earlier occasion. Sindhu had beaten Sun Yu of China in a thrilling three-game match in the finals yesterday to win the China Open Super Series Premier title. She had reached the finals of Denmark Super Series last year. PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

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RECYCLETRONICS CASE SENT TO STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL

first_imgThe Iowa Environmental Protection Commission has voted to have the Attorney General handle the case against a Sioux City businessman who allegedly has violated state solid waste regulations.That means Aaron Rochester and his business known as “Recycletronics” could be prosecuted for dumping cathode ray tubes and other electronic waste.The E-P-C also says Rochester has not met repayment obligations of a loan from the Department of Natural Resources, and owes over $75-thousand dollars plus interest.The state revoked Rochester’s cathode ray permit in March.A statement from the E-P-C says their decision Tuesday does not determine potential guilt or innocence and does not automatically mean a greater fine or penalty.The Attorney General’s office will negotiate with Rochester on appropriate terms.Photo courtesy KMEG TVlast_img read more

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Maurizio Sarri calls alleged racist abuse of Raheem Sterling ‘disgusting’

first_img Read more Chelsea Topics Pinterest Share on Messenger Ainsley Maitland-Niles has said he received racial abuse from the crowd during youth matches. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images Raheem Sterling Race news Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Maurizio Sarri has condemned discrimination in any form in the Chelsea coach’s first public comments since the alleged racist abuse of Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Chelsea and the Metropolitan police launched investigations into alleged racist abuse from a section of home supporters towards the Manchester City forward in last Saturday’s 2-0 win for Sarri’s side. Chelsea subsequently suspended four people in connection with the incident.Sarri said: “First of all I want to say that I condemn any form of discrimination, of course. I think that I have to stop here. Because there is an investigation so I think it’s better not to say something more. Of course my opinion is that I condemn every sort of discrimination.” Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Sarri and the club preferred to move on and focus on tonight’s match with Vidi in Budapest, after a fourth question on the subject.The Italian added: “It was disgusting. You know very well my opinion, the opinion of the club, but now we have to go on.”Sarri’s comments came on the day Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles described Sterling as “brave” and said he suffered racial abuse himself as a 12-year-old player.As he previewed Arsenal’s Europa League dead rubber against Qarabag, the 21-year-old Maitland-Niles, when asked whether he had been on the receiving end of racist abuse, replied: “Yes, I have. Not at a professional level but growing up in the youth ranks.“I think it’s disgusting, honestly. I really do credit Raheem for coming out and standing up for himself and other players and speaking about it.“But I just think that, if a lot of football clubs and some of the players too can join forces to really put our heads to it and try to kick it out, it would be the best thing possible.“I hope so. I really do hope so,” Maitland-Niles continued when asked if Sterling making a public statement could be a defining moment in eradicating racism.“Raheem is a good, brave lad for doing it and I just hope that more people put their ear towards him and have some sympathy for him, because it’s not the first time it’s happened and we just want it to be the last.” Chelsea fan ‘denies racially abusing Raheem Sterling’ Share on Twitter Share on Facebook An England Under-21 international, Maitland-Niles went on to explain the circumstances surrounding his own alleged encounter with racism during his time in Arsenal’s academy.“It was pretty much similar to what Raheem got to be honest,” he said. “I literally went out to pick up the ball for a throw-in and there was a bit of racial abuse behind me.“What can I do? I just got on with the game, as he did. It hurts. It hurts me to talk about it.“It hurts to think about it. But I think that’s why it’s so important that we need to get rid of it from the game. It’s not just footballers who need to be on board with it. It’s everyone else: the press, the media and the staff as well.“To me, responding to it is scoring a goal to put their team down. I only thought they were doing it because I was having a good game.“I guess that’s one way of them sort of trying to knock me off my game and make me feel uncomfortable about myself. But to be honest, I just try and play my football and not really say much about anything.”Maitland-Niles revealed he informed the relevant football authorities of the incident at the time but that “nothing was done about it” and it was his father who offered support. Facebook Maurizio Sarri Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Kohli and Co intimidates Pak Younis

first_imgManchester: Former captain Waqar Younis believes the current Indian team intimidates Pakistan, who are always under pressure ahead of big-ticket clashes against the arch-rivals. Pakistan suffered their seventh defeat to India in the World Cup, going down by 89 runs via D/L method here on Sunday and Younis said the defeat exposed the “massive difference” between the two sides. “In the last few years, there’s been a massive difference between India and Pakistan – and again it showed at Old Trafford on Sunday,” Younis wrote in a column for the ICC. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ Medvedev”Pakistan are still trying to rely on talent alone, while with India it’s all about teamwork. They all know their roles, and they execute them superbly. “We had good sides in the 1990s, but now I think this India team intimidates Pakistan. When Pakistan teams head into these games, they are always under pressure and feel like they’re the weaker team,” former Pakistan captain added. Younis said Pakistan have to improve their fitness to challenge India. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’ships”Culture needs to change first, and then the fitness level needs to match the Indian players,” he said. Sarfaraz has drawn flak for electing to bowl after winning the toss and Younis too slammed the Pakistan skipper and said it is their bowling which let the team down at Old Trafford. “Of course, Sarfaraz got it wrong at the toss; especially when you’re playing two spinners and you decide to bowl first,” he wrote. “More than that though, I feel that they got it wrong with the ball in hand. They struggled to put the ball in good areas on a regular basis, and it was easy pickings for the Indian batsmen. “India have very classy batsmen, let’s not forget. They wait for the bad ball, and didn’t have to do much against the Pakistan attack given the inconsistency in the length. Mohammad Amir was the only one who created a bit of pressure by bowling a good length.” Younis, a pace legend himself, however, pointed out the lack of genuine fast bowlers in the Pakistan bowling unit and called for the inclusion of young pacer Mohammad Hasnain in the playing XI.last_img read more

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El Ferdaous Calls for Investment Charter Reform Ideas

Rabat – Othman El Ferdaous, the Secretary of State for Investment, has announced a call for ideas for reforming the investment charter of 1995.In a Facebook post written in Darija assessing his first 100 days in office, the secretary invited the public to send ideas to renew the 22-year-old charter. He said he had already received proposals from the CGEM, CCIS, GPBM, Casablanca Stock Exchange, and the Associated of Chartered Accountants. “After taking the proposals of other ministerial sectors, institutions, and representatives of economic actors, today we open the door for citizens to show us their proposals for reforms of the investment incentive system,” wrote El Ferdaous “To catalyze private initiative, we wish to clarify and innovate with new common core (framework law), sectorial, and territorial (decrees) offers.”On his LinkedIn page, El Ferdaous elaborated on the “five key principles” that had already been presented to the governing council in early May: the installation of at least one free zone per region, sustained support to the least favored regions with additional benefits to operators allowing for economic catching-up between regions, granting “free zone” advantages to major exporting industries, indirect exporter status, IS to 0 percent for five years for new industrial enterprises.The secretary invited citizens to share their ideas on LinkedIn until August 14, using the hashtag #fikrainvest.“We will develop a new version of the bill on the basis of the best proposals, the most accurate / realistic and the most likely to improve the return on private investment,” he wrote. read more

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Business leaders welcome pipeline approval but fear it may not be completed

CALGARY — Business leaders say they are pleased with news that Ottawa has re-approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion but will hold off on popping champagne corks until construction begins on new pipe from Edmonton to the West Coast.Jack Mintz, tax policy and economics expert at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, says the approval of a project that will add about 600,000 barrels per day of potential oil export capacity is a rare bit of good news for the sector.But he cautions that legal challenges could still cause delays and the extra capacity won’t be enough to allow the industry to grow, nor will it necessarily create more interest from financial markets in Western Canadian oil and gas investments.Chief Tony Alexis of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, one of the leaders of the Iron Coalition hoping to bid for an equity stake in the pipeline, says he’s pleased that the federal government intends to consult with Indigenous groups on selling all or part of the pipeline company to them.Chris Bloomer, CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, urges the government to move forward with construction “immediately” to alleviate as soon as possible the industry’s market access issues blamed for discounts on Canadian oil.In a statement, oilsands producer Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. also calls for construction halted last summer after a court decision to be restarted as soon as possible.In his announcement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said work is expected to be restarted during the current construction season, but Gary Mar, CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada, says opposition will test the federal government’s conviction.“It’s too early to celebrate this decision. I will be more optimistic after construction commences and is completed on TMX,” he said.The Canadian Press read more

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UN talks seek to boost global access to climate data

31 August 2009United Nations talks aimed at boosting access to climate information to help the world’s poor and promote development kicked off today in Geneva, with a top official from the world body voicing hope that such increasing the availability of such data will also contribute to the fight against climate change. “Today, every government, society or institution appreciates the urgent need to mitigate climate change,” Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said at the start of the World Climate Conference, noting that strides have been made in climate prediction and knowledge of the climate system has increased.The creation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) – an expected outcome of the Geneva gathering – “will contribute to address the challenges of climate variability and change being experienced by societies today and those expected for the future,” he stressed.Such a system will also play a role in disaster risk reduction and speed up progress in reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, he added.According to the WMO, which is organizing the Conference, climate predictions show the timing and quantity of rain in a given area, giving advance warnings of potential malaria epidemics. Climate data can also help to predict possible droughts, allowing farmers to adjust their planting schedules, crop varieties and irrigation strategies.Last week, Mr. Jarraud said that those attending the event will attempt to “bridge the gap” between those who possess this kind of climate information and decision-makers around the world.When socio-economic decisions – such as those involving health, food security and transport – are made by governments, the private sector and others, it is essential that they are based on “the best possible scientific information,” the WMO chief told UN Radio.More than 2,000 people from over 150 countries are expected to take part in the event, which will be addressed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon later this week. read more

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Cineplex CEO weak Q3 attendance was due to one month Q4 looks

TORONTO — Despite Cineplex’s lowest third-quarter attendance numbers in more than a decade, the head of Canada’s largest movie theatre chain says 2017 will probably end up on a par with last year thanks to a strong roster of new titles in the final months.Cineplex CEO Ellis Jacob told analysts Tuesday that members of the investment community have asked in recent weeks if Cineplex is facing a “systemic” or a “cyclical” decline in attendance.Jacob’s answer: this year’s poor third-quarter box-office performance was due to a weak August and “one month does not equate to a systemic decline.“We categorically believe this to be a cyclical, content-related scenario and look forward to a strong film slate for the fourth quarter that will continue into 2018,” Jacob said during the Cineplex quarterly conference call.He said the third film in the “Thor” super-hero series recently had the fourth-largest opening weekend of 2017. It will be followed by the latest “Justice League” movie, opening Nov. 17, and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opening on Dec. 15.There are also five films opening on Dec. 22 including the third “Pitch Perfect” movie, the latest “Jumanji” starring Dwayne Johnson, and “The Greatest Showman” — an original musical starring Hugh Jackman.“We’ll probably balance out for the year compared to 2016,” Jacob said.Nevertheless, Cineplex (TSX:CGX) had fewer than 16.8 million patron visits for the three months ended Sept. 30 — down 12.8 per cent from last year and the first time since 2008 that fewer than 18 million patrons visited during the summer quarter.Revenue totalled $370.4 million, down from $376.0 million, while net income fell to $17.2 million or 27 cents per diluted share from $26.0 million or 41 cents per diluted share a year ago.Part of the reason for Cineplex’s reduced earnings was its investment in reclining seats for more theatres, as well as other capital spending.On the positive side, moviegoers paid more per person — with box office revenue per patron rising 1.7 per cent to a Cineplex record $9.81 and concession revenue per patron rising 5.6 per cent to a record $6.01.Cineplex has been working for several years to reduce its dependence on Hollywood films by diversifying into alternative types of programming in its theatres, more technologically sophisticated theatres, sales and rentals of movies for viewing outside the theatres through the Cineplex Store and non-theatre entertainment.“Today, our company encompasses many, many facets and we will continue to diversify and grow those businesses,” Jacob said in an interview after the conference call.The company is reviving the Playdium brand as a place for teens and families to play and dine, following the success of The Rec Room — considered more of a party place for adults in the millennial age group.But Jacob also said that age group will also come out in force to see movies — if they’re good — despite a perception that millennials don’t want to go to theatres.The horror film “It” — based on a Stephen King story — had record-breaking attendance for that genre in September — with millennials making up 60 per cent of the audience, he said.“Guests loved the movie and the word-of-mouth was excellent and that’s the difference. Today, with social media, people are so aware of something when it’s good that they’re out there in droves.” read more

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Sri Lanka elected Vice President of the UNGA for 72nd Session

At meeting of the UN General Assembly, Sri Lanka was elected by acclamation to serve as one of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly for its 72nd Session (September 2017 to August 2018) representing the Asia and Pacific Group.The General Assembly also endorsed the nomination of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, as the President of the General Assembly for the 72nd Session. Sri Lanka last served as the Vice President of the General Assembly in 2007 at the 62nd Session. The Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN, Ambassador Rohan Perera will serve as the Vice-President to the General Assembly representing Sri Lanka, during the 72nd Session. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Victims of paedophile teaching assistant tell court they were bullied for getting

She said to McCartney: “They have been blamed for getting you into trouble by the other children and struggled with guilt for getting you into trouble because of their own fondness for you. That’s because you had carefully groomed them.McCartney, of Blaydon, Gateshead, was found guilty of seven counts of sexual assault after a trial, and admitted two counts of possessing indecent images of children at an earlier hearing.  An NSPCC spokesperson said: “McCartney’s crimes will have had devastating and long lasting effects on his young victims, particularly since his horrific behaviour would have robbed these girls of the feeling of safety every pupil should have at school.”We hope today’s sentence will go some way to helping McCartney’s victims regain those feelings of safety, but they will also need every support to help them fully recover from their ordeal.” Victims of a paedophile teaching assistant have told a court they were bullied by other children for getting the popular member of staff jailed.Treva McCartney abused three young girls, aged between seven and eight, while working at a school in Tynedale after “carefully” grooming them.Newcastle Crown Court heard he preyed upon two of the victims in one-to-one sessions, taking advantage of having them alone to slap and squeeze their bottoms.The court heard the 55-year-old’s behaviour only came to light when one of the girls told her older sister she “liked him but wished he would stop touching her”.Victim personal statements from the families revealed the girls had been “blamed for getting McCartney into trouble by the other children”, and had struggled with their own feelings of “fondness” towards him.When police searched McCartney’s home after receiving reports of abuse, officers seized his computer and found indecent images of children, including nine of ‘category A’ – the most serious.Judge Amanda Rippon told McCartney that “no-one should feel guilty but you” as she sentenced him to three years and six months in prison.Referring to victim personal impact statements, Judge Rippon said the three girls had been left “confused and distressed”. 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. read more

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Tribute to US mines and mining companies

first_img·    Meridian Gold‘s, Beartrack mine project, located in Salmon, Idaho, won the 2006 Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award. The company is completing reclamation of this open-pit, heap leach operation that employed up to 165 workers from 1994 to 2000 and today holds the state record for the highest annual gold production from a single mine. Meridian has continuously been cited for its environmental and safety accomplishments at Beartrack, as well as for its commitment to the people of Lemhi County and its cooperation with state and federal regulators ·    GeoQuest and Chicken Gold, located in Chicken, Alaska, won the 2006 Small Operator Award. Mike and Lou Busby are the owners and operators of patented mining claims on Chicken Creek in the Fortymile mining district of Alaska. The Busby’s are successfully integrating tourism and recreation mining with local mining history and commercial mining, as well as with on-going reclamation activity.11 US coal mines received special recognition as the US Office of Surface Mining (OSM) announced the winners of the 2006 Department of the Interior Reclamation Awards. Kempthorne presided over the awards ceremony.Coal mines in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming were honoured for exemplary efforts to reclaim mined land for beneficial uses and for attending to the needs of local communities.“These mines join a select group of US coal mines that since 1986 have been recognized by OSM for their outstanding environmental stewardship,” said Naasz. “The companies we honour today have provided thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, forested recreation, wetlands and usable roads for local communities,” he continued, “NMA is especially proud that our member companies have been recognized for their outstanding mine reclamation efforts.”The 2006 OSM Award winners for surface coal mining operations are:Good Neighbor Award:·    Western Energy – Rosebud mine, Colstrip, Montana·    Thunder Basin Coal – Black Thunder mine, Wright, Wyoming·    AEP Kentucky coal mine, Lick Creek, KentuckyDirectors Award:·    TXU Mining – Oak Hill mine, near Henderson, TexasNational Award:·    Pritchard Mining – Lens Creek mine, Charleston, West Virginia·    North American Coal – Red Hills mine, Ackerman, Mississippi·    United Minerals and Black Beauty Coal – West Fork mine, Huntingburg, Indiana·    Black Beauty Coal – Schuyler County, Illinois·    Peabody Coal – Lynnville mine, Lynnville, Indiana·    Alcoa – Sandow mine, Rockdale, Texas·    Seneca Coal – Seneca II West mine, Hayden, Colorado20 American mining operations won recognition from the US Department of Labour (DOL) for outstanding mine safety achievements during 2005, the safest year on record for US mines.The annual Sentinels of Safety Awards, co-sponsored by DOL’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the NMA, were presented to company representatives at a luncheon ceremony held in conjunction with NMA’s fall annual members meeting. The awards recognize coal and mineral mining operations in several categories for recording the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury. A minimum of 4,000 hours are required for award consideration. The award categories reflect the safety accomplishments of both small and large mines.“These awards are a timely reminder of the importance of safety in the mining industry and of the further progress we must still make to ensure every miner returns home safely after each and every shift,” said Naasz. “The companies we honour today are the true sentinels of safety and we look forward to implementing the new federal mine safety law President Bush signed in June and, in so doing, setting the world standard for mine safety.”Initiated in 1925 by then Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover, the Sentinels of Safety Award programme has helped foster a strong safety commitment on the part of US mines. Sentinels of Safety Award winners include:Large company award winners:·    Taylor plant, Badger Mining, Taylor, Wisconsin·    Processing plant no. 1, Brooks Run Mining, Sutton, West Virginia·    Sorter’s Road Sand and Gravel, Porter, Texas.·    Sandersville mill, J.M. Huber Corp, Sandersville, Georgia·    South Fort Meade mine, Mosaic Fertilizer, Fort Meade, Florida·    St. Genevieve quarry, Tower Rock Stone Co, St. Genevieve, Missouri·    Lee Ranch mine, Lee Ranch Coal, Grants, New Mexico·    Skyline mine, Canyon Fuel, Scofield, Utah·    K-2 mine, Kinross Gold, Republic, Washington·    Peerless mine, Mississippi Lime, St. Genevieve, MissouriSmall Company Award Winners:·    New Paris plant, Elkhart County Grave, New Paris, Indiana·    No. 1 loading dock, Harold Keene Coal, Honaker, Virginia·    Central Arkansas Sand, Little Rock, Arkansas·    Florence plant, Central Stone, Moline, Illinois·    State Line Resources, Negley, Ohio·    Mitchell crushed stone, Rogers Group, Mitchell, Indiana·    Freelandville east mine, Triad Mining, Edwardsport, Indiana·    No. 1 Wallins, Rex Coal, Grays Knob, Kentucky·    Billie mine, American Borate, Death Valley, California·    Imperial mine quarry, Vermont Quarries, Danby, Vermont ·    Coeur Alaska‘s Kensington mine, located near Juneau, Alaska, won the 2006 Hardrock Community Outreach and Economic Security Award. Coeur Alaska employs about 300 people working to construct this mine in a historic mining area near the state capital and expects production to begin next year. The company developed a ‘mutual gains’ approach designed to solicit opinions of all land user groups in the region and then worked effectively with each to identify and address community concerns about the project. Recognition of the rich cultural heritage of the area was key to developing a successful community outreach plancenter_img Four US mineral mining companies have been awarded for their environmental and community outreach efforts by the Department of the Interior. The department has also honoured 11 US coal mines for exemplary efforts to reclaim mined land for beneficial uses and for attending to the needs of local communities. Further recognition was granted to 20 US mines for outstanding safety performance.The Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards are presented each year by the Bureau of Land Management to mineral mines that demonstrate exceptional environmental stewardship and community relations. This year four companies have been recognized. “The mines we honour this evening show how practices that integrate economic activity with community service make our environment and our communities stronger and more sustainable,” National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Kraig Naasz said at the annual awards dinner sponsored by NMA.“This year’s honourees again demonstrate that today’s mining companies can provide the nation with essential minerals and metals, while at the same time providing local communities with jobs from ongoing mining operations and economic opportunities by reclaiming mine lands,” said Naasz.·    Idarado Mining won the 2006 Hardrock Mineral Director’s Award. The company worked closely with the State of Colorado and the local communities of Telluride and Ouray on a mine closure and reclamation project that featured innovative engineering techniques, water management and vegetative covers to preserve the historic legacy of the area, which dates back to the 1800s. Much of the company’s land has been returned to public use in cooperation with the Trust for Public Landlast_img read more

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Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic takes charge in Aix

← Previous Story Montpellier wins French League Cup Next Story → Cup Winners Cup (W): Zvenigorod and Rostov with good advantage before return legs Aix en Provenceaix handballhandballhandball coachZvonimir Noka Serdarusic One of the most succesful coaches in the last two decade in handball world Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic (64) will take charge in French team Aix En Provence. Legendary THW Kiel coach (1993-2008) worked with French team as an advisor, but as Handball-Planet.com finds out, his role will change after four months of cooperation. Aix is currently on the 9th place of the League table with 11 points from 13 matches. read more

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Engineers Create a Wireless Charger You Can Cut to Shape

first_img SteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming HeadsetGeek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone Kit A wireless charger on bags and clothing in any shape you can imagine? Yes, it’s possible.Researchers from the University of Tokyo developed a new system to charge electronic devices wirelessly — and it involves the first-ever cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet, which can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects.“You can do more than just cut this sheet into fun or interesting shapes,” said Ryo Takahashi, a student at the University of Tokyo‘s Graduate School of Information Science and Technology. “The sheet is thin and flexible so you can mold it around curved surfaces such as bags and clothes. Our idea is anyone could transform various surfaces into wireless charging areas.”Of course, there are already existing contactless power chargers. These and the cuttable sheet all use conductive coils in the charger to induce a current in corresponding coils in the device. However, the cuttable sheet is not only much thinner, it also has a wider usable charging area due to the way the coils are designed. These coils are also wired in such a way that provided enough of them remain intact after the sheet is cut to shape, they can still charge a device.The charger still functions after it’s cut due to a wiring method known as H-tree wiring. It can be reshaped to be incorporated into various portable objects. (Photo Credit: Kawahara Laboratory)“Currently a 400-millimeter (15.75-inch) square sheet provides about 2 to 5 watts of power, enough for a smartphone. But I think we could get this up to tens of watts or enough for a small computer,” said Takahashi.In a few years, we might just see this sheet embedded in furniture, toys, bags and clothes.More on Geek.com:This Wearable AI Translator Lets You Talk in Different LanguagesWalker the Robot Is Here to Help Manage Your Smart HomeSony’s Beer-Holding Karaoke Speaker Is a Portable Party Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Crews respond to gas leak in Doral

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials believe a gas line was cut in a Doral neighborhood, which then led to a leak.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along Northwest 83rd Avenue and 47th Street, Thursday afternoon.Crews responded to the area to repair the break.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Police search for man who stole Juul display case from Davie Tom

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – Davie Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who took a Juul display case from a Tom Thumb.The man entered the convenience store, located in the area of Nova Drive and College Avenue, at approximately 1 a.m. on June 3.Officials said he took off with a display case valued at $817. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Help us identify this guy who stole an $817 @JUULvapor display case from a #Davie Tom Thumb on June 3rd. Call #DaviePolice 954-693-8200 or @crimestoppers2 954-493-TIPS (8477) if you recognize him. pic.twitter.com/66MfyQ9a7p— Davie Police Dept. (@DaviePolice) June 20, 2019He was last seen wearing a green T-shirt with a Hollister logo and dark colored pants. Police said he fled the scene in a green sedan.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. last_img read more

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Pokemon Go alert More Shiny Slakoth come out to play June 8

first_img Pokemon Go Post a comment How To • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite best Pokemon Go every way but one News • Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime A few days later, from June 13 to 16, the third annual Pokemon Go Fest will kick off in Chicago. The sold-out event gives trainers a chance to complete challenges and unlock rewards. A second festival will run July 4 to 7 in Dortmund, Germany.The event also comes before the anticipated release of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic’s AR and wizarding world mashup. Slaktoths everywhere at June’s Pokemon Go Community Event. Pokemon Go Trainers, get ready. On Saturday, June 8, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in your local time zone, get together with fellow Pokemon trainers at your favorite spots to look for the Normal-type Slakoth.During the monthly community day event, the slothy Slakoth will spawn more frequently in the wild. While you are out you may encounter a Shiny Slakoth, and if you evolve a Vigoroth during the event and up to 1 hour after, you can obtain a Slaking with a special move. (For a refresher, here’s our guide to how to play Pokemon Go.)Lure Modules will last 3 hours, and eggs you place in an incubator during the event will hatch in a quarter of the distance they normally would. Eggs in incubators prior to the event’s start time won’t qualify for the time boost. Pokemon Go Microsoft’s new Minecraft Earth mobile game is like Pokemon… Preview • The ultimate guide to everything Pokemon Go The 29 best AR apps for iOS that you need try Share your voice 0 1:27 Tags 38 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Phoneslast_img read more

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Legislature Votes To End School Bond Reimbursements But Uncertainty Lingers For Anchorage

first_imgThe Legislature has passed a bill that would put its school bond reimbursement program on hiatus. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez reports that the big question is whether it will affect Anchorage’s $60 million bonding proposition.Download AudioRight now, when municipalities bond for school construction costs, the state pays more than half the bill.“We’re paying nearly $120 million in school bonds in this year alone,” said Thompson.Rep. Steve Thompson, a Fairbanks Republican, carried a bill that would stop the program for five years, and only bring it back with a reduced reimbursement rate. With Alaska facing a multi-billion-dollar deficit, Thompson said it was not appropriate for the state to automatically take on more financial obligations.“We are simply trying to control our debt,” said Thompson.Debate over the bill focused on two things: money and timing. Rep. Sam Kito, a Juneau Democrat, opposed it, saying the legislation could create larger deferred maintenance costs.“By taking a holiday, these costs aren’t going to go away,” said Kito. “The costs are still going to be there. They’re just going to be delayed, and it’s going to cost us more when we actually get to that point where we have to fund those projects again.”Anchorage Republican Liz Vazquez said she thought the bill had merit in principle, but that she disliked the process around it. The way the bill is written, it would go into effect retroactively, closing the program to new school bonds issued after January 1 of this year. That would block Anchorage from getting funding for the school bonding proposition being considered in the April 7 election. “Whether it’s the IRS, whether it’s another governmental agency, I detest any government agency or group that decides retroactively to change its rules,” said Vazquez.Rep. Lance Pruitt, another Anchorage Republican, sympathized with this point.“I come from Anchorage, and I will recognize that this is really difficult because some of the individuals in my community are currently making some of these decisions on whether or not to go forward with this bond,” said Pruitt.But Pruitt then stressed that the state could not delay action on the program, given the revenue shortfall. He compared the state to a bird that kept flying into a window of his home — until it killed itself.“This is the appropriate time to step back, to reevaluate the program, to come back with one that makes sense, and to stop running into that virtual window,” continued Pruitt with the metaphor.The House passed the bill with a 23 to 15 vote on Wednesday afternoon. Anchorage Republican Liz Vazquez and Dillingham Democrat Bryce Edgmon joined the minority caucus in opposition to the bill.But in a complicated procedural move, the provision to retroactively apply the bill to the Anchorage election failed. With a 24 to 14 vote, the House did not reach the two-thirds threshold needed to change the date when the bill goes into effect. Representatives will come back on Thursday to reconsider the bill and once more take up that provision. If it fails again, the legislation will go into effect 90 days after it is signed into law, and the Anchorage school bonds will be the last ones to be included in the reimbursement program.The bill has already passed the Senate.last_img read more

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TPCC core committee to hold meeting on civic polls tomorrow

first_imgHyderabad: The core committee of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) would meet on Sunday to discuss the ensuing municipal elections at Sangareddy with the district leaders. The meeting is the second one following the meeting at Nagarjuna Sagar during last month. In the first core committee meeting, it was decided to hold the executive meetings of the TPCC at the district headquarters every month and the second meeting was proposed to be held at Sangareddy. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy would preside over the meeting and party in-charge general secretary RC Khuntia and three in-charge secretaries would be the guests. The meetings would have three sessions and in the first session discussions would be held with the leaders of Sangareddy, Medak, Siddipet, Rangareddy, Vikarabad, Medchal, Mahbubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy, Narayanapet, and Gadwal districts. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Jagtial, Peddapalli, Karimnagar, and Sircilla leaders would participate in the second session. In the third session Suryapet, Nalgonda, Bhongir, Jangaon, Mahabubabad, Warangal Rural, Mulugu, Kothagudem and Khammam district leaders would participate. Along with the core committee members, presidents of the town and city Congress committees, district Congress committees, MLAs, MPs, former Ministers, former MLAs, former MLCs and other senior leaders will attend the meeting. Advertise With Us The Congress has already appointed a committee for overseeing the preparations for the municipal elections. The three men committee has held discussions with the local leaders. The core committee would discuss the preparedness of the party in each municipality and corporation. The State leadership would assess the strengths and weaknesses of the party in each civic body. The leaders of the municipality and corporations would be given advices on the steps to be taken to win the polls. The committee would also identify the issues being faced by the residents of the urban local bodies and would prepare the campaign strategy. Along with local issues the problems being faced by people in all the ULBs would be discussed. Congress leaders said the party is firm on winning the municipal polls in a big way to rejuvenate the party which is low on morale after losing the Assembly and Parliament elections. They said the party needs a boost to gain the confidence and the municipal elections are a good opportunity. They said the urban people were angry with the government and this would favour the Congress. A senior leader of the party said the ruling TRS could intimidate the rural voters and make gains. But this was not possible in the ULB elections as the voters would be educated and most of them belong to middle class.last_img read more

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