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Ocean Yield Sees Steady Profit, Rise in Revenue

first_imgzoom The Oslo-listed Ocean Yield ASA has seen its total revenues for the second quarter of 2016 rise to USD 70.1 million, compared with USD 63.2 million reported in the same period a year earlier, following the delivery of three vessel on long-term charter.Namely, the company added the chemical tanker Navig8 Turquoise, the LR2 product tanker Navig8 Steadfast and the car carrier Höegh Trapper which contributed to the increase in revenue.Ocean Yield’s net profit after tax was USD 25.5 million for the second quarter of 2016, representing a slight decrease compared with USD 25.8 million seen in the second quarter of 2015.Total revenues for the first half of 2016 increased to USD 136.2 million from USD 125.8 million seen in the first half of 2015, mainly due to the delivery of eight newbuildings during the past twelve months.Net profit after tax for the period was USD 44.1 million, compared to USD 54 million for the first half of 2015.In June, the company decided to invest in 49.5% equity interest in six newbuilding mega container vessels, owned by a private shipowner Quantum Pacific Shipping, which are on 15-year bareboat charters to a major European container line.The 19,500-TEU vessels are being built by South Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries and are scheduled for delivery between July 2016 and February 2017.“The delivery of newbuildings, in addition to the container vessel investment and the additional charter rate related to Aker Wayfarer, is expected to contribute to increased earnings already as from Q3 2016,” the company said, adding that it intends “to continue to make new investments in modern vessels on long term charter in order to build a substantially larger and even more diversified company.”last_img read more

Refreshed Hockey Heritage Exhibit Ready for Viewing

first_imgHockey fans have a new place to gather in Windsor to learn more about the history of the sport. The Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre has temporarily moved to the Haliburton House Museum and its refreshed exhibit is ready for viewing. “The exhibit is an excellent example of what can be accomplished when we combine our resources and expertise,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage minister David Wilson. “I would like to thank all provincial government staff, members of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society and volunteers for their dedication to this project.” “This great exhibit will attract many hockey enthusiasts to Nova Scotia,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “Innovation, such as this, is a key component of jobsHere, the plan to grow our economy. This is an example of the strategic investments the province is making to strengthen Nova Scotia’s economy.” The exhibit spans part of two floors of the museum and showcases new items and old favourites from the former Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre location. The Attic space at the museum displays hockey memorabilia and the Locker Room displays hockey jerseys and equipment from the past. The museum’s kitchen uses the concept of the hot stove to celebrate local hockey heroes. The exhibit also features the Starr Trophy and highlights the diversity in hockey, featuring the contributions of women, Aboriginal Peoples and African Nova Scotians to the sport. “Our role has always been to promote the proud history of hockey in Windsor, an area that we celebrate as the birthplace of ice hockey,” said David Hunter, president of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society. “The new presentation of our collection better reflects that proud history and is sure to spark a connection with our visitors. We want to thank everyone for their support.” Communities, Culture and Heritage contributed exhibit space in the museum and a team to help the centre move into its temporary location and develop the new exhibit. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism contributed $15,000 towards the move. For more information about the exhibit visit read more

CBI carries out searches at residences of former UP minister Gayatri Prajapati

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI conducted a search operation at 21 locations including three residential premises of former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati in connection with an illegal mining case, sources here said on Wednesday.His three houses in Amethi were part of this search operation which is spread over 11 locations in Hamirpur district in the state and several other places in Delhi and the NCR, they said. Sources added that former Lok Sabha MP from Samajwadi Party Ghanshyam Anuragi’s premises in Jalaun district was also raided in connection with the case. Anuragi was earlier this year questioned by the CBI in the case. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCPrajapati held the mining portfolio in the Akhilesh Yadav government and he is considered an influential Samajwadi Party leader. He is currently in jail in a rape case. A woman from Chitrakoot had alleged that the minister exploited her on the promise of allotting her a mining lease, but he denied the charge. The officials said rules and procedures were violated by politicians and officials in the allotment of mining leases of minor minerals in Hamirpur district between 2012 and 2016. Minor minerals include sand, gravel, etc. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsThey said social media sensation IAS officer B Chandrakala is also named as accused in the case registered by the CBI. Her videos lashing out at government officials had earned her a title of ‘Lady Dabangg’. A UP cadre IAS officer of the 2008-batch, Chandrakala was the district magistrate of Hamirpur during 2012-14 when she allegedly violated an e-tender system of allotting mining contracts in her district, the FIR said. Yadav, who was the chief minister of the state between 2012 and 2017 and held the mining portfolio during 2012-13, is also under the scanner, according to the FIR. He was succeeded by Prajapati, who took charge as the mining minister in 2013 and was arrested in 2017. This is a third FIR pertaining to illegal mining cases registered by the CBI on January 2, 2019, nearly two-and-a-half years after the agency was directed by the Allahabad High Court to probe the issue. It had carried out first searches after the FIR was filed. On July 28, 2016, the CBI was directed by the high court to probe illegal mining in the state following which it had registered seven preliminary enquiries out of which two pertaining to Shamli and Kaushambi districts were converted into FIRs in 2017. With PTI imputslast_img read more

Power dept gets Rs 700 cr grant to modernise generation distribution

first_imgKolkata: The state government has given Rs 700 crore to the state Power department for modernisation of generation and distribution of power in the state. A major objective behind the move is to reduce hazards in power generation and distribution.”We are taking several steps to prevent fatalities due to electrocution. Workers in the electrical industry and power transmission and generation industry are most susceptible to occupational hazards created out of fly ash, carbon dioxide emission etc. The state government, in order to mitigate the risks in the electrical industry, is using AV cables and also dividing the length of transmission, thereby minimising the potential risk,” state Power and Non-Conventional Energy Sources minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said at the national conference on “Occupational Health and Safety- Towards a Healthy and Safe Workplace,” organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on Friday. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaElaborating on the steps taken by his department, the minister said they are using SEEDN technology which helps in locating the exact area of a fault while moving from the substation located at a particular area from where the fault has been reported. The technology is equipped with a fault passage indicator, which helps in quickly identifying the location of the electric pole where there has been a problem. Earlier, engineers from the Power department had to travel long distances and check every single pole to identify the exact place where the fault had occurred. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”Our department, with the objective of sustainable and uninterrupted power connection, has taken up a project of underground cable system for power supply in 74 urban townships across the state. We have set a target of 2025 for completion of this underground power supply project. We are taking up an average of 11 urban townships a year for installing this facility and work is on full swing,” a senior official in the department said. Speakers at the seminar deliberated that globally, 340 million people are affected by occupational hazards and around 140 million people are affected by occupational diseases. This figure roughly leads to loss of 4 percent of GDP in a year. Thus, special emphasis on more research on this field is needed. Also, industry academia partnership is the need of the hour for more integrated development of Occupational Health Hazards (OHH), they stated.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO — Art projects involving the Toronto Raptors and acclaimed music video creator and filmmaker Director X will be in the city’s 14th annual Nuit Blanche.Organizers have announced a total of 90 contemporary art projects for the all-night event on Toronto’s streets on Oct. 5.Bryan Espiritu and Esmaa Mohamoud are creating the sculpture “Peace to the Past, Reach for the Future” in partnership with the Raptors. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Director-X (CP24)center_img A Nuit Blanche statement says Espiritu and Mohamoud “reflect on the team’s past and imagine its future while connecting to the diverse communities” that shape both artists and athletes.Meanwhile, Director X created the multimedia installation “Life of the Earth” in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre.The project involves a large-scale projection showing the Earth, as if seen from space, changing from the past to present time and the future.It will be on view alongside Director X’s 2016 Nuit Blanche installation, “Death of the Sun.”This year’s Nuit Blanche Toronto curatorial theme is Continuum.Other projects include “Lunar Garden” by Daniel Arsham, a large-scale reinterpretation of a traditional Japanese Zen garden at Nathan Phillips Square, with a musical score by Charlotte Day Wilson.The Canadian Press Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Convict in rape and murder of child sentenced to death

The 4 1/2 year old child was taken from her home in Kotadeniyawa in September last year and was raped and later murdered. (Colombo Gazette) The man convicted in the rape and murder of young Seya Sadewmi in Kotadeniyawa has been sentenced to death by the Negombo High Court.Saman Jayalath, who confessed to committing the crime, was given the death sentence by the Negombo High Court today.

NBC wins weekly ratings despite lagging Olympics viewership

NBC wins weekly ratings despite lagging Olympics viewership BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The Rio Games had a less-than-golden start for NBC but were enough of a draw to allow the network to dominate the weekly ratings.The Summer Olympics opening ceremony had 26.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen company figures released Tuesday. That’s a 35 per cent drop compared to the 40.7 million U.S. viewers who watched the opening of the London Games four years ago — although NBC is pointing to more time-shifted viewing and streaming as factors in the decrease.Still, Olympic broadcasts were the three most-watched programs of the week of Aug. 1-7. The opening spectacle and events including gymnastics combined with two episodes of “America’s Got Talent” to give NBC five of the top 10 shows, Nielsen said.The network led with an average of 15.3 million viewers, followed by ABC with 4.1 million. CBS had 3.9 million and Fox 1.7 million, the latter nudged closely by Univision with 1.6 million and Telemundo with 1.4 million. ION Television drew 1.2 million, followed by CW with 1 million viewers.In the evening-news contest, NBC’s “Nightly News” held the top spot with 8 million viewers, followed by ABC’s “World News Tonight” with 7.7 million. The “CBS Evening News” had 6.3 million.For the week of Aug. 1-7, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: Summer Olympic Games (Sunday), NBC, 29.8 million; Summer Olympics opening ceremony (Sunday), NBC, 26.5 million; Summer Olympics (Saturday), NBC. 20.6 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.6 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 9.4 million; “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 8.6 million; “The Bachelorette: After the Rose,” ABC, 8.1 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.8 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 6.5 million; “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 6 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks. CNN is owned by Time Warner.___Online: by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Aug 9, 2016 6:27 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

At UN General Debate Lithuania calls for ban on use of energy

“We need to make existing inequalities in access to energy a source of cooperation, not tensions,” President Grybauskaite told the 67th General Assembly on the first day of the annual General Debate.Noting the need to increase global energy sustainability, Ms. Grybauskaite hailed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which aims to provide universal energy access, double the rate of global energy efficiency improvement, and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.“The use of energy dependency as an instrument for political or economic blackmail must be eliminated,” she stressed, calling for international agreements stipulating that the use of energy to gain political goals is unacceptable.“Responsibility for violations should be also clear and unavoidable,” the Lithuanian leader added. “We have to grant international institutions greater discretion to launch probes and impose sanctions on activities that hinder the free flow of energy resources, impede diversification or set unfair prices for customers.”President Grybauskaite also highlighted the need for nuclear safety, without which she said there could be no sustainability, development or peaceful cooperation, and called for nuclear safety standards to be strengthened, with international obligations adopted if needed.Scores of the world’s heads of State and government and other high-level officials are expected to present their views and comment on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

Mens basketball Keita BatesDiop on track to allBig Ten — notebook from

Ohio State redshirt senior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) guards a Michigan player on an inbound play in the first half in the game against Michigan on Dec. 4. Ohio State won 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop allowed a transition dunk from William & Mary leading scorer Nathan Knight less than two minutes into the game. Head coach Chris Holtmann had enough.At the first media timeout, Holtmann sat Bates-Diop for a lack of effort on defense with the Buckeyes trailing the Tribe 12-10. Two minutes later, Bates-Diop checked back into the game and had one of the best games of his career.He scored a career-high 27 points and made 11-of-16 shots to lead Ohio State to a 97-62 blowout victory against William & Mary on Saturday.“I think it kind of just helped because it reset my mind,” Bates-Diop said. “I obviously wasn’t ready to play in those first few minutes so then him taking me out reset my mind, got back in and I was ready to play.”Bates-Diop played at the small forward, power forward and center against William & Mary, creating difficult matchups at each position. When Knight exited the first half with his third foul with 7:49 remaining, the Buckeyes attacked the paint with Bates-Diop and freshman center Kaleb Wesson — who scored 17 — leading the way.Ohio State shot 65 percent from the field and made 11-of-21 3-point attempts.William & Mary entered the game ranked 316th in adjusted defensive efficiency, according to KenPom. So before discussing the Buckeyes a prolific offensive team, take Saturday’s game with a grain of salt. However, it’s time to start considering Bates-Diop as a possible first-team all-Big Ten player.In Ohio State’s two conference games this season against Wisconsin and Michigan, Bates-Diop shot at least 50 percent and made two triples in each game . He’s averaging 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. He’s now averaging more than 18 points and nine rebounds per game with six double-doubles.Against Ohio State’s toughest opponent to date, Gonzaga, Bates-Diop grabbed 10 rebounds, but scored just seven points. If he’s going to become Ohio State’s first all-Big Ten player since the 2014-15 season, he will have to put up consistent performances against the conference’s bluebloods of Michigan State and Purdue.Holtmann said Friday before the game that sometimes it takes an extra reminder for a quieter player like Bates-Diop to get going. It appeared to work Saturday.“It’s just the mindset,” Bates-Diop said. “He’s doing a great job getting me there, it’s on me obviously, but he’s not afraid obviously to sit me for any stretch of time if I’m not doing those things I need to be doing. Obviously that worked, clearly.”Kaleb WessonIt’s probably time to conclude the center position belongs to Kaleb Wesson. Since Micah Potter went down with an injury in the second-half against Northeastern, the freshman has started every game in Potter’s place and has continued to improve.Saturday, Wesson tied a career high with seven rebounds — four of which were on the offensive glass — and recorded three steals, two assists and two blocks. He faced a double team in the post on almost every possession, which was when perhaps he displayed his most impressive talent yet by throwing cross-court passes on the mark for wide-open shooters in the corner.“He can read traps and double teams,” Holtmann said. “Eventually he’ll get to the point where he’ll command a double team most every game … his passing will really allow us to play through that.”Ohio State is not going to overwhelm any team with its shooting, which might be a reason teams will double Wesson more and risk leaving shooters open. Wesson’s passing ability, as Holtmann touched on, could lead to an increase in confidence in those shooters.“He’s been doing it all summer,” redshirt senior guard Kam Williams said. “He’s been doing it in practice, so he’s just going out there and displaying his talents. We all believe in him, so this isn’t really a surprise for us.”Another thing to continue to watch in Wesson is the big man’s footwork. The rebounds he was able to grab Saturday were because he put himself in great position against a defender. His footwork also allowed him to maneuver in the post off pump-fakes. If there is one thing to watch in Wesson as he moves forward as the starter at center, it would be his fouls. He finished the game with four fouls for the third straight game and the sixth time overall this season. He has fouled out twice. Holtmann has said throughout the season he expects Wesson to run into foul trouble, and that could be what separates him from seeing starter minutes when Potter returns.C.J. Jackson and Musa Jallow switchJunior guard C.J. Jackson returned to the starting lineup Saturday with freshman forward Musa Jallow heading back to the bench. Jackson was moved to the bench following a loss to Clemson, in a game he turned the ball over five times and had three assists. Since then, he had turned the ball over three times with six assists in two games. He continued that production Saturday.Jackson dished out six assists with only one turnover. He scored 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range.William & Mary is ranked 345th of 351 teams in opponent turnover percentage. Holtmann said the test for Jackson’s newly found poise in running the point will be against teams that create turnovers.“But so far, he’s been able to make more poised, smart decisions with the ball,” he said. “And he’s, offensively, really impacting the game with his ability to make 3s.”TidbitsThe Buckeyes were thin on the bench Saturday with freshman forward Kyle Young sitting out with a sprained ankle. Holtmann said he will probably be available next Saturday against Appalachian State. If Ohio State is to lose any bench depth at a position, it’s probably best at the small forward or power forward because Bates-Diop can be moved around and create matchup problems for traditional centers.The 3-point shooting for Ohio State has risen substantially in the past three games. The Buckeyes are now shooting 36.2 percent from 3, following another 50-plus percent day beyond the arc. In the past two games, Ohio State missed all 11 3-point shots in the second half, but that factor was mitigated by strong first-half 3-point shooting against Wisconsin and Michigan. Ohio State was 7-for-8 in the first half against the Badgers and 5-for-8 against Michigan.“I think we’re taking better ones. I think that’s probably it,” Holtmann said. “I think we’re taking a higher quality of 3s than what we took at times early in the year.Ohio State also defended the 3-point line well Saturday against a William & Mary team that makes more than 12 shots from deep per game. The Tribe was 5-for-16 Saturday. Holtmann said when drawing up a game plan, he remembered a conversation he had with college basketball statistical analyst Ken Pomeroy about teams who shoot at incredibly efficient levels like William & Mary.“What’s really key is limited their attempts,” he said. “Now that extends you and opens you up to slips and drives, and that effects your 2-point field goal percentage a bit. But I’ve seen those guys shoot through eight games and if we were going to allow them to shoot 28 to 30 3s, they’re going to make 14 or 15 of those and we’re in trouble. So we did try to limit their attempts and that was important for us.” read more

Super Saturday in store as Heineken Cup announce 14 final kickoff times

first_imgIRFU announce new six-year multi million euro kit deal with CanterburyRugby bloggers from 6 Nations engage in Gchat debate THERE WILL BE no Friday night at Ravenhill when Heineken Cup quarter-final weekend rolls around.However the top seeds from the European Cup’s pool stage, Ulster, will take top billing on a rugby-packed Saturday April 5 with three of the four quarter-finals being played.Munster kick off the last eight at 13.30 with their home tie against Toulouse at Thomond Park.Then Sky’s cameras will focus on France to see if Leicester Tigers can breach the Clermont fortress of Stade Marcel Michelin (16.00) before Saracens aim to knock Ulster out at this stage for the second year running at 18.30.After all that rugby, Leinster’s trip to Toulon will be the last fixture down for decision, but at 16.30 on the afternoon of Sunday April 6, it promises to be a cracker.Heineken Cup quarter-finals (Irish time) Saturday April 5: Munster v Toulouse (13.30).Clermont Auvergne v Leicester Tigers (16.00)Ulster v Saracens (18.30)Sunday April 6:Toulon v Leinster (16.30)last_img read more

18 memories every 90s kid will instantly relate to

first_img Source: ImgurI mean seriously.9. Mashing the paddles on this with frightening violence Source: photographerpandora10. Making your own ‘radio shows’ on this Stopping at traffic lights on this Source: Scattermats12. ‘Smoking’ these Source: Imgur13. Getting these as prizes in school, and being VERY proud of them Source: WordPress14. Almost as proud as you were if you owned one of these. Source: Doba(Before the crushing disappointment when you lost one of the nibs, and then the others wouldn’t work.)15. This being the greatest test of human dexterity ever devised Source: James E. Petts16. Never admitting that you were slightly scared these would hit you in the face Source: Etsystatic17. Pretending this was your baby and/or beating your brother over the head with it Source: futurestreet18. And finally, the gooey stuff that leaked from this guy’s arms when you stretched him too far. Source: Alex BeattieEverything beautiful dies. :(Many photos via nostalgia on Reddit.More: 17 tunes you smooched someone to in the 1990s>More: 16 reasons not to resuscitate the 1990s> Many photos via nostalgia on Reddit.1. The unmistakeable smell of these Source: Imgur2. Trying to get the balance right on these Source: ImgurMaybe if I just bend this wing slightl.. NOOOOOOO3. What the inside of these felt like on your fingers Source: Imgur4. Coveting these Source: ImgurMcDonalds Changeables, as they were officially known. Not that your mam would EVER take you to McDonalds.5. The whirring sound of this game Source: Imgur6. The noise of these in full effect Source: ImgurAnd then the sound of having them immediately taken off you by your dad.7. The mysterious yet powerful appeal of these Source: ImgurOr the female version, Polly Pocket. What did you do with them? Well… nothing, really. They just were.8. Falling off theselast_img read more

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Howe says he doesnt want to sell Wilson

first_imgThere has been some interest for Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, especially from Chelsea, but manager Eddie Howe says he’s not for sale.The good performance Callum Wilson has had in Bournemouth this season in the English Premier League is attracting many clubs.And one of them is being said to be Chelsea, who want to buy the footballer.But Bournemouth’s coach Eddie Howe has said the player is not for sale.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I think it is a huge compliment to the player involved,” Howe was quoted by Sky Sports.“But with all the rumors, there is no point in me thinking about these different situations until we have something to answer.”“From our perspective, we don’t want to sell anybody this window that we don’t want to,” he added.“We want to continue to take the club forward and the team forward, and to do that, we’ve got to keep our best player.”last_img read more

Hyderabad Metro line between Hitec City and Raidurg to open by

first_imgMetro line between Hi-tec City and Raidurg is likely to be opened by August end since the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) is holding the final inspection of the overhead power lines. The demand for the metro has been increased with the arrival of monsoon which left the roads inundated further ensuing to traffic gridlock at the IT corridor. To escape from the traffic snarls, passengers are opting for the metro to reach their destination on time. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Taking it into consideration, the HMRL decided to enhance its services to the passengers by extending the stretch to Raidurg. The officials intensified the works on the stretch leading to Raidurg which is 1.5 km from Hi-tec City and a part of the corridor III. HMRL managing director NVS Reddy said that they will start the trail runs soon once the work is completed. However, no date was fixed by the authorities pertaining to the metro launch. According to sources, the works on the line will get completed by August end and the services may commence from September.last_img read more

Gold Slips on Economic Optimism Platinum Adds to Gains

first_imgGold extended losses to a third straight session on Monday as U.S. data pointed to strong economic growth, while platinum group metals continued to add to gains on supply worries from South African labour strikes.FUNDAMENTALS* Spot gold slipped 0.08 percent to $1,292.01 an ounce by 0030 GMT, while platinum gained about half a percent. Palladium rose 0.2 percent.* U.S. housing starts jumped in April and building permits hit their highest in nearly six years, offering hope the troubled housing market could be stabilizing, though another report showed that consumer sentiment fell in May.* Hedge funds and money managers cut their bullish bets in gold futures and options, but raised their net longs in silver, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday.* SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings fell 0.26 tonnes to 781.99 tonnes on Friday.* Gold jewellery exports from India rose for a third consecutive month in April as raw material supplies improved after the central bank allowed more firms to import bullion.* Russian precious metals and gems repository Gokhran has plans to start buying palladium from Russian producers to increase its stocks, its head Andrey Yurin told Interfax news agency on Friday, marking a shift in strategy.* Platinum and palladium’s gains follow their biggest weekly gains in six weeks.* Impala Platinum described as “devastating” the impact on its employees of a 16-week strike at its main South African operation in Rustenburg and said it had lost more than $500 million in revenue.last_img read more

PHOTOS Cleaning Up Harveys Mess Is Tough For Everyone Involved

first_img 00:00 /03:52 – / 9You see it all over Houston right now: Items that once made a house a home are now piled high on the curb, ruined by Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters.It’s a wrenching process for many people as they have to toss out most of their worldly goods. It’s also a difficult job for crews hauling the debris to landfills, as they work 12-hour days to accomplish the task.A recent visit to one southeast Houston neighborhood found crews picking up debris and residents going through the process of deciding what stays and what goes.Officials estimate Harvey left behind some 8 million cubic yards of debris. X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Campbell Louisville WalkOff Mississippi State

first_imgNick Bennett took the ball first for the Cardinals on Thursday, tossing three scoreless innings before allowing a pair of runs in the top of the fourth. Bryan Hoeing gave up one run in 2.1 innings before turning it over to Garrett Schmeltz, who gave up a hit before getting a double play to end the seventh. After being held scoreless through the first six innings, the Cardinals finally broke through in the seventh. Tyler Fitzgerald and Alex Binelas each worked walks to start the inning and Snider loaded the bases with an infield single. Campbell put the first run on the board with a run-scoring single to left and Justin Lavey cut the deficit to one with a fielder’s choice that scored Binelas. “I’m super proud of these guys,” head coach Dan McDonnell said. “There was a lot of belief in that dugout. You could hear it in the tone and the comments and the words. They definitely felt like we had a chance. We just had to make it happen, and we were able to.” Story Links Mississippi State jumped in front with the two runs in the fourth and stretched it to 3-0 with a single in the seventh. Facing a 1-2 count, Danny Oriente delivered the game-tying hit into left-centerfield that brought Snider to the plate. Drew Campbell then dug into the box and fouled off four pitches before lacing a line drive into right-centerfield to score Oriente and send the Cardinals spilling onto the field in celebration. Louisville (51-17) will now advance to take on Vanderbilt on Friday at 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT. The Cardinals will need two wins over the Commodores, one Friday and one Saturday, to advance to the championship series. Preview PDF Box Score Louisville entered the bottom of the ninth inning trailing 3-2 and just three outs away from the end of its season. Jake Snider battled through a seven-pitch at bat that ended with a walk to start the inning. The junior then advanced to second as a pickoff throw bounced away from the first baseman. ESPN NCAA Postgame Notes Reid Detmers (13-4) recorded the final out of the ninth inning for the Cardinals, tying the program’s single-season win record held by Kyle Funkhouser from 2014. The sophomore is once again tied for the national lead with 13 victories.center_img Jared Poland struck out four of the seven batters he faced across the eighth and ninth innings with Detmers stepping in for the last out of the ninth. Louisville Postgame Quotes Listen Live Campbell was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs to lead the Louisville offense. Lucas Dunn had his 15th multi-hit game of the season with a 2-for-3 day. Print Friendly Version The victory was the fifth of the walk-off variety for the Cardinals this season, and second of the postseason with a walk-off in the regional final against Illinois State. Louisville had been just 1-16 this season when trailing entering the ninth, while Mississippi State (52-15) was previously 47-0 when leading after eight innings. Live Stats Full Schedule Roster OMAHA, Neb. – The Louisville baseball team is one of four teams remaining after a 4-3 walk-off victory over Mississippi State in an elimination game at the 2019 NCAA College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Photo Gallery This marks the first time the Cardinals have won multiple games in a single College World Series. Louisville has won five consecutive elimination games this postseason, matching the program record also done in 2007. Next Game: vs. Vanderbilt 6/21/2019 | 7:00 PMlast_img read more

Deus Ex The Fall on iOS disables shooting if your device is

first_imgUpdate: Square has reversed course on this and apologized. The game will be updated shortly and will be fully playable on jailbroken devices!Every so often you get a game developer or publisher trying to be clever by building anti-piracy measures directly into the gameplay of their titles. Sometimes it’s funny, like in the case of Game Dev Tycoon. But what Eidos has done to the new Deus Ex is down right stupid.Deus Ex: The Fall was released for iOS a couple of days ago and costs $6.99. It counts as a whole new story in the Deus Ex universe and is actually classed as a sequel to the Deus Ex: Icarus Effect novel, only in game form. The gameplay remains true to the previous games, where you have multiple choices and augmentations to be as stealthy as you like, or you can just go in guns blazing.And it’s the use of guns in the game that could render your $6.99 purchase completely useless. That’s because Eidos decided to break the game if you run it on a jailbroken device. Deus Ex: The Fall checks to see if your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch is jailbroken, and if it is, the ability to shoot is removed. What players will see is the message above. It appears during the game’s tutorial, and apparently blocks progress because you have to tranquilize some guards at that point.This is ridiculous because Eidos has basically decided that everyone running the game on a jailbroken device must be a pirate. That is definitely not the case, and there will be many gamers who legitimately paid for the title who now can’t play it.By adding this limitation Eidos isn’t helping to stamp out piracy, it’s blocking gamers from playing and therefore not buying the game. It’s also doing nothing to help the publisher’s image within the gaming community.Hopefully Eidos’ response to this will be to patch the game and remove the firing limitation. And they need to do that quickly otherwise they can say goodbye to a good chunk of the sales this title would have otherwise enjoyed.last_img read more

BleachBit 20 temporary file cleaner review

first_imgBleachBit 2.0 temporary file cleaner review by Martin Brinkmann on February 28, 2018 in Software – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 42 commentsBleachBit 2.0 is a new version of the temporary cross-platform file cleaner that is often compared to Piriform’s CCleaner application for Windows.BleachBit 2.0 is a major release; the last stable version before version 2.0 was version 1.12 released in 2016.BleachBit is configured to run checks for updates regularly. You can download the latest version of the program from the official website to upgrade the existing version, however, if you prefer that.Tip: Bleachbit supports the integration of winapp2.ini definitions. You enable the option under preference and Bleachbit downloads the additional definitions so that you can clean hundreds of additional locations and programs.BleachBit 2.0One of the major changes of BleachBit 2.0 is that the update checker uses HTTPS encryption and that the BleachBit website uses HTTPS encryption as well. This improves the security of the update process.BleachBit 2.0 ships with a bunch of new cleaning options and improvements. Users of the program can clean the site engagement history on Google Chrome and Chromium, and secure delete SQLite in the latest version.The software includes quite a few operating system specific improvements. Linux users benefit from the integrated journald cleaner, support for software categories, fixed errors and support for new deb and rpm packages for select distributions.On Windows, the secure wiping of files and handing of Unicode filenames was improved, and several issues such as the emptying of the recycle bin in preview mode, were fixed as well.You can check out the full release notes on the official program website.BleachBit 2.0 works for the most part just like previous versions of the application. Check the programs and locations that you want to clean and hit the preview button. This scans the selected locations and programs on the system and reports the findings without making any changes to them.BleachBit displays the total amount of disk space that will be freed when you run the program, and all files and locations that will be cleaned if you do on top of that. You can rerun scans to include more items, or check out the the disk space that each item occupies as well.The preferences give you options to add custom locations to the cleaning. Note that you need to select the custom option as an item for it to be included. There is also a whitelist to exclude files or locations from deletion,  and an option to overwrite locations to prevent recovery.The file menu holds options to shred files or folders, and to wipe free disk space to prevent recovery of deleted files.The developer of BleachBit created a video that visualizes the development of the program from its humble beginnings in 2008 to 2018.How it stacks upBleachBit is open source software that is available for Linux, Mac and Windows devices. This is a plus when compared to the popular CCleaner application.CCleaner’s interface is more streamlined in my opinion but both programs get the job done when it comes to the removal of temporary files on supported computer systems.BleachBit supports adding folders to the application for removal, but the interface lacks options to do the same for Registry keys. You can add these manually by editing the ini file but it is not overly comfortable.I’m not a fan of the Registry cleaning tool that CCleaner ships with and don’t think it is a problem that BleachBit does not include one. The same goes for CCleaner’s other tools like the startup manager or program uninstaller. There are better programs out there such as Autoruns that handle this better.CCleaner comes with options to schedule cleanup jobs or keep some cookies which BleachBit does not support. Whether that is a problem or not depends on your use of the program.BleachBit, all in all, is a powerful program that takes the backseat (a bit) in the interface department and some cleaning options when compared to CCleaner. It is cross-platform and open source on the other hand which CCleaner is not.Closing WordsBleachBit 2.0 is a powerful program to clean temporary files created by web browsers, the operating systems, or programs that run on it. You can use it to clear browser caches and cookies, temporary files, or lists of recently run documents or files.Now You: Do you use a file cleaner?Related articlesCCEnhancer 3.0 Released, Now With BleachBit SupportCCEnhancer 4.5: HTTPS downloads, new featuresClean up your Linux system with BleachbitPrivacy Software BleachBit Deletes Temporary Files On Windows And LinuxSummary12345 Author Rating4 based on 11 votes Software Name BleachBitSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

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