ExBuckeye carries on basketball tradition

When Brandon Fuss-Cheatham graduated from Ohio State, he wasn’t sure if he’d ever feel as attached to the tradition at his alma mater.“One thing that I didn’t realize while being in school is, when you graduate and move on into the real world it is very surprising how deep and strong the alumni base is across the county.”Fuss-Cheatham, a major part of an OSU men’s basketball team that faced plenty of ups and downs, played in 113 games for the Bucks from 2001-2005. “I miss the pure joy of being around my teammates and coaches,” he said. “Most of your time in college was being around your teammates and staff.”In his freshman season, Fuss-Cheatham played in 29 games, as the Bucks fell to Missouri in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. A year later, he saw action in 22 games as OSU took a step back, losing in the opening round of the NIT.Fuss-Cheatham started the majority of his junior season at point guard for the Buckeyes, who ended the season 14-16. In his senior campaign, he started 20 games, playing a central role on the team that tainted Illinois’ undefeated record in the final game of the regular season.The Buckeyes finished the ’04-’05 season at 20-12, but were banned from postseason play because of NCAA violations stemming from actions of former coach Jim O’Brien.After his eligibility ran out, Fuss-Cheatham remained in school to finish obtaining his degree, turning down several opportunities to play basketball overseas.At first, his love for basketball overshadowed his desire to put his marketing degree to use. Fuss-Cheatham ran an AAU basketball program and then a 24-hour basketball fitness program in Orange County, Calif. He strived to keep basketball in his life any way he could, he said.“Being able to travel, practice and of course play with OSU on your shirt with the people you worked so hard with was awesome,” he said. “Also playing in front of such loyal fans made you feel like you were a part of something special. The entire city was behind their sports.”Eventually, he felt it was time to quell his passion for the game, and allow his marketing skills to pay off. He has been working for California law firms since spring.While basketball doesn’t maintain the same presence in his life that it once did, the camaraderie and tradition of Ohio State has reappeared.“I live in Orange County, Calif., and I meet people every week from OSU,” he said. “There are parties for football and basketball games with over 200-300 people, all alumni. It is a great feeling to be a part of the OSU tradition.” read more

Ideal stage for Badgers Buckeyes

GameDay airs at 9 a.m. ET on ESPNU and from 10 a.m. to noon on ESPN Check out College GameDay’s website at www.collegegameday.com Follow College GameDay on Twitter @GameDayFootball. College GameDay’s new Facebook page is www.facebook.com/collegegameday Since the first preseason polls came out in August, Ohio State had played second fiddle to Alabama. Following the Crimson Tide’s 35-21 loss at South Carolina, the Buckeyes have been pegged as the nation’s team to beat. But for how long will they hold that distinction? The Buckeyes won’t have time to ease into their new role of having a giant target on their back. The new No. 1 gets its toughest challenge of the season to date, a trip to Madison, Wis., where a raucous crowd awaits at Camp Randall Stadium. Throw in the College GameDay crew, a little “Jump Around” and an opponent eager to establish its footing in the Big Ten, and OSU will have its hands full at Wisconsin on Saturday night. But the Buckeyes have been here before — and with this group. On Oct. 4, 2008, freshman quarterback Terrelle Pryor — in just his third career start — grew up on the fly, orchestrating a game-winning, 12-play, 80-yard drive to dispel the Badgers. Pryor capped the drive with an 11-yard touchdown run with 1:08 remaining, giving OSU a 20-17 edge. So it’s not like OSU and its Heisman trophy candidate signal-caller aren’t walking into Camp Randall unprepared. But the Buckeyes were ranked No. 14 for the ’08 matchup, a speck of light compared to the spotlight on the Scarlet and Gray this week. Wisconsin wants to pound the ball on the ground with John Clay and freshman James White. The Buckeye defense will invite such an attack. OSU hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher since the Lincoln administration. In last season’s matchup, an early OSU lead forced Wisconsin into a passing frenzy. Quarterback Scott Tolzien chucked it 45 times, throwing a pair of interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns. That’s not Badger football. But it could work this time around. OSU lost starting safety C.J. Barnett for the season following his September knee surgery. Tyler Moeller, who starred at the “star” position, a hybrid linebacker/safety position, tore a pectoral muscle two weeks ago against Illinois and will miss the remainder of 2010. That leaves the middle of OSU’s secondary pretty thin. But, ask Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell if the Buckeye defensive backfield is vulnerable. The fifth-year senior, who torched Michigan for school records of 45 completions and 480 yards a week earlier, struggled to find his receivers against OSU, finishing with 106 yards and two interceptions. But should Wisconsin excel early with its running game, it shouldn’t be too difficult to open up its passing attack. The Buckeyes have waited for an opportunity to prove to the nation their top-ranked worth. The Badgers have waited for an opportunity to prove they belong in discussions for a potential BCS bowl appearance. Neither team could ask for a more appropriate stage to make their cases heard. read more

Football Ohio State suffers wins and losses during early signing period

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer answers questions from the media as head-coach-in-waiting Ryan Day listens during the press conference at the Fawcett Center on Dec. 4. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorWhen he took the podium as the incoming head coach at Ohio State on Dec. 4 after head coach Urban Meyer had announced his retirement, Ryan Day’s focus was already on Dec. 19. Meyer ceremoniously passed the baton to Day, who will not officially be the head coach at Ohio State until Jan. 2. But from the moment he left the Fawcett Center on that Tuesday, the recruiting process was his, the team building process was his. Meyer still had the current Ohio State team, preparing for his final game as a head coach against Washington in the Rose Bowl. Day held the future. And on Dec. 19, the future began at Ohio State as the Buckeyes added 15 signees from the 2019 recruiting class on the first day of the early signing period. Ohio State retained the two five-star recruits from the 2019 class that Meyer helped secure.Garrett Wilson, the No. 2 wide receiver in the 2019 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings, signed his letter of intent. The 6-foot, 181-pound receiver comes from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, the same high school 2018 four-star recruit and Ohio State freshman quarterback Matthew Baldwin went to, and signed with the Buckeyes after verbally committing on April 29. Five-star center Harry Miller, the No. 2 center in the 2019 class, also made his commitment from June 10 official, signing with Ohio State out of Buford, Georgia. But even as the first two five-star recruits in the 2019 class, neither Miller nor Wilson would be the defining player in Ohio State’s recruiting class. That was five-star defensive end Zach Harrison, who, as the No. 1 recruit in the state of Ohio out of Olentangy Orange High School and the No. 4 recruit in the country, committed to the Buckeyes on Wednesday, choosing between what many believed to be Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. Even with the change in leadership, Meyer said, in the press conference announcing his retirement, Day is a perfect fit to continue the trend he created during his tenure at Ohio State. “Once those players know that you have that genuine love and care for them they’ll move mountains for you,” Meyer said. “And I saw that with Ryan Day.”Day did see some unforeseen change in Ohio State’s 2019 recruiting class. Four-star 2019 quarterback Dwan Mathis, who committed to Ohio State in June as a previous commitment at Michigan State, signed his letter of intent with Georgia, leaving the Buckeyes with no quarterback in the 2019 class. However, Ohio State could be in the running to fill the spot Mathis left with the former No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the 2018 class. 2018 five-star quarterback Justin Fields informed Georgia, where he spent his freshman season, that he intended to transfer, entering the NCAA transfer portal Tuesday, allowing other schools to contact him. Ohio State also lost a commitment from four-star safety Jordan Battle, who announced signed his letter of intent with Alabama on Wednesday. With the loss of both Mathis and Battle and with the gain of Harrison, Ohio State, according to 247Sports, has the No. 3 2019 recruiting class in the Big Ten, the first time since 2010 the Buckeyes have not had the No. 1 recruiting class in the conference. Nationally, Ohio State has the No. 14 recruiting class in the country, its highest since 2010.Updated at 3:26 p.m. after three-star defensive tackle Jaden McKenzie committed to Ohio State read more

National Trust finally owns Lake District island which inspired its creation after

first_imgIt was the island which inspired the very foundation of the National Trust: its sale to a private owner frustrating a Lake District admirer so much he vowed never to let it happen again.More than 120 years later, the charity has finally got its hands on Grasmere Island.The small island, which is not populated, has been left to the Trust by its former owner in her will, after she learned how much it meant to its founders.The benefactor, who stipulated she did not want to be recognised for her generosity, is understood to have been familiar with the controversial history of Grasmere Island, and sought to return it to the nation via the Trust.The Trust has now pledged to the 1,78 hectare land will be “protected for ever, for everyone”. Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley Octavia Hill Sir Robert Hunter “The island provides a quiet haven for wildlife, including a heronry comprising four nests that have established here almost certainly because of the relative lack of human disturbance.“The magnificent ‘Medusa-like’ veteran oak on the island has become engulfed by the surrounding younger trees.“This is such an important tree ecologically because of the wildlife that it supports, but some work will need to be done to give it the space it needs.“It’s an exciting prospect and we’re looking forward to carrying out some wildlife surveys, such as bat surveys, to see what species are present.” Octavia Hill 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. A spokesman added visitors to Allan Bank will now be able to find out more about the story of “Rawnsley’s island” its influence on the formation of the National Trust.The gift of the island will be welcomed by the Trust, which has endured a difficult year in the Lake District.In 2016, it became embroiled in a furious dispute over Thorneythwaite Farm in Borrowdale, which had been put on the market earlier in two parts: land, containing a flock of rare breed Herdwick sheep, and farm buildings.The Trust bought the land without the property, reportedly paying vastly over the odds in a move Lord Bragg called “a nasty piece of work” and a “disgraceful purchase”.center_img A view of Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace, Cumbria Grasmere Island, which is covered by trees in the middle of the small lake, is noted particularly fo rits association with William Wordsworth, who lived at nearby Allan Bank from 1808 to 1811 and called Grasmere “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”.Purchased by Canon Rawnsley in 1915, Allan Bank was National Trust in his will.The house was tenanted until a serious fire in 2011 and is now open to the public.A spokesman for the National Trust said the organisation did not plan to make drastic changes to the island, undertaking a survey of its wildlife before leaving it in the state in which it was granted to them.Dave Almond, National Trust manager for Allan Bank and Grasmere, said: “It’s fantastic that 124 years after the private sale of Grasmere island, the view that can be enjoyed from Allan Bank and that has inspired so many, will now be protected for ever, for everyone. Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley A view of Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace, CumbriaCredit:National Trust The will marks the end of a 124-year frustration for die-hard supporters of public land ownership, after the island was put up for sale at auction in 1893 and bought privately.Then, local campaigner Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, said to be a “great defender” of the Lake District and its landscape, was left frustrated by the sale, fearing potential development in private hands.In November of that year, he joined his first official meeting with Sir Robert Hunter and Octavia Hill: the trio who went on to found the National Trust in January 1895.Then, Rawnsley said of their inspiration: “It is notorious that during the last two years the top of Snowdon, the island in the middle of Grasmere lake, and the Lodore Falls have all come into the market.“Had such a Trust as that now proposed been in existence, each of these places might have been obtained for the nation.” Sir Robert Hunterlast_img read more

Spying claims undermine antiterror programme says Amber Rudd

first_imgThe Government’s anti-terror Prevent programme is being “actively undermined” by those who accuse it of being about spying, the Home Secretary has said.Amber Rudd said the aims of the scheme – stopping people being drawn into terrorism – should not be considered controversial, as there is “ongoing debate” about whether the voluntary programme could become compulsory in some areas.New figures show police received around 200 referrals to Prevent from within communities from April to the end of July – compared with about 100 in the previous four months.The rise in tip-offs coincides with the spate of terrorist incidents that began with the Westminster atrocity on March 22, followed by attacks in Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park. 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. Writing in the Sun, Ms Rudd said: “Stopping people committing appalling acts of terror is something we should all want. It should go without saying.”Yet there are some who actively seek to undermine the Prevent programme without offering any meaningful alternatives. They say it is about spying.”She told the paper: “Prevent has made a significant impact in preventing people being drawn into terrorism and it is here to stay.”Prevent has been credited with playing a role in disrupting more than 150 attempted journeys to the conflicts in Iraq and Syria.center_img But the programme has repeatedly come under fire, with critics labelling it heavy-handed and “toxic” amid claims it unfairly focuses on the Muslim community.Simon Cole, chief constable of Leicestershire Police and the national policing lead for Prevent, acknowledged there were people with genuine and legitimate concerns but issued a staunch defence of the scheme.He said: “This notion of Prevent as a ‘toxic’ brand is simply incorrect, and is borne from misunderstanding.”What I would like to hear more of is constructive dialogue about how we can all work together to stop innocent people being killed.”On occasions it feels like people are sniping for the sake of it and that what they’re talking about doesn’t reflect the reality of local delivery of the voluntary safeguarding that I see going on all across the country.”last_img read more

Student acid attack victim shares beautiful picture after her recovery

first_imgResham Khan didn’t know what her face would look like in the future after she was attacked with acid by a stranger while out celebrating her 21st birthday.Her injuries left her scared to go outside and she feared her scars would show for life.However, the brave 21-year-old student has been documenting her recovery on social media and her blog and has posted a picture of her face after months of grueling and painful recovery.Dressed in her new clothes for Eid, there is no sign of the facial injuries which were there in the photograph of her face shortly after the attack. I JUST REALISED WE ARE NOW IN SEPTEMBER. UNI IS UPON US. LIFE. RESPONSIBILITIES. GRADES. LIFE. ADULTHOOD. Spending the day in bed tho still— Resh (@ReshKay_) September 1, 2017 However, it appears she is now going out with her friends again. She tweeted: “When you’re raring to go on a night out but the taxi man has smooth radio on. Kills my vibe everytime”. John Tomlin, 25, has been charged with the grievous bodily harm with intent of Resham Khan her cousin Jameel Muhktar, 37, who was severely injured after the attack.He is suspected of throwing acid into their car as they stopped at traffic lights in Beckton. Nazar na lagey – 02/09/17 pic.twitter.com/F2Inu07kwH— Resh (@ReshKay_) September 2, 2017 John Tomlin is awaiting trialCredit:Metropolitan Policecenter_img John Tomlin is awaiting trial In June, she said she was “devastated” about the attack that meant she would “probably never look the same”. And in July, she wrote on her blog that she was scared to walk to her local shop.Ms Khan wrote : “Today I was too petrified to walk to my local shop. Too scared to face the world. Too scared of the looks I might get. To scared to tackle the question “how are you”. Just too scared. That’s all I’ve been. Terrified and reluctant. My life on pause, frozen with fear.” The two victims tried to drive off, before their car crashed into a fence.Ms Khan described how her clothes burned away as she and her cousin ran, shouting for help, before they were driven to hospital.Mr Muhktar was put into an induced coma while Miss Khan was given a skin graft. Mr Muhktar is awake and recovering now, but is still seriously injured.A provisional date for Mr Tomlin’s trial has been set for November 27. He will next appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on September 19. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Guy Hedger murder Pair jailed for 34 years for killing businessman in botched

first_imgBaccus, 42, from Bournemouth, Dorset, and Downton, 40, from Winterborne Stickland, near Blandford, were found guilty of murder following a 40-day trial at Winchester Crown Court.The pair, who met in prison, were also convicted of offences of aggravated burglary with a firearm, possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and two charges of burglary of industrial buildings. watches stolen from 6 Castlewood that were recovered from undergrowth at the side of a footpath He wept as he recalled how he “stupidly” pressed a panic alarm during the April 30 raid.”All the alarms outside went on and flashing, alarms going off,” he said.“As it happened I heard an almighty boom, shot, and Guy said, ‘I have been hit, I have been hit.’”The court heard that much of the stolen jewellery was found discarded in various locations around the area but many valuable items had not been recovered by police. Police search the scene close to Guy Hedger’s homeCredit:Andrew Matthews /PA  gun parts recovered from the River Stour on 27/08/17 during the investigation into the death of Guy Hedger CCTV footage issued by police of Kevin Downton at Toys R Us in Poole buying a gift for his daughter’s birthday two weeks after the killingCredit:Dorset Police /PA I think I’m going to be okayGuy Hedger to his husband, moments before he died They showed no emotion as the verdicts were announced although gasps could be heard from the public gallery.Mr Justice Jay, said they had made a “series of elementary but stupid decisions” with an “amateurish and incompetent” raid.He told them: “You may have been out of your own depths, that was your decision, but the risk of taking a loaded gun into someone’s bedroom was evident to you as to anyone.”The tragedy was on the cards.”A third defendant, Scott Keeping, 44, was found not guilty of murder and his wife, Helen Keeping, 40, was also cleared of two counts of assisting an offender. Baccus lived with the couple and told the court he would take heroin and crack cocaine with them.Mr Hedger was marketing director at LV Insurance and a director of the Avonbourne International Business and Enterprise Trust, which runs colleges and a primary school in the Bournemouth area. He died from blood loss, aggravated by a pre-existing heart condition. Guy Hedger home Downton and Baccus had arrived at the property at around midnight but were spooked by a dog walker so raided two premises at nearby industrial estates before returning.They entered by climbing a neighbour’s railings, forcing open a window and climbing into the garage.Mr Hedger-Cooper described how his partner had begun to tell the raiders the code for their personal safe but then froze. These include a Pandora bracelet which Mr Hedger had given to his partner of 10 years and which had charms including their star signs and a bible.Other items taken included a 14 carat gold ring with rubies and emeralds and several watches, including brands Amadeus and Cartier.Also stolen were a Louis Vuitton wash bag worth about £650 given to Mr Hedger-Cooper by his partner for Christmas 2012 and a larger bag of the same brand worth £1,200. The £1m home of Guy HedgerCredit:INS Gun parts recovered from the River Stour during the investigation into the death of Guy HedgerCredit:Dorset Police/PA  They also took with them the couple’s phones in an attempt to to “buy a few precious moments in their escape”. Two drug addicts have each been jailed for a minimum of 34 years after murdering an insurance executive during a botched raid at his £1 million home in a quiet Dorset village.Jason Baccus and Kevin Downton broke into Guy Hedger’s luxury detached property as he slept upstairs with his husband, Simon-Pierre Hedger-Cooper.Woken at around 3am, Mr Hedger, 61, went downstairs but as he returned to the bedroom he was followed by two masked men, one armed with the shotgun and the other holding two champagne bottles taken from a wine rack in the garage to use as weapons.They forced the terrified couple to lie naked on the floor facing the wall while they snatched up valuable designer jewellery including Cartier watches, Louis Vuitton bags and a Tiffany’s necklace before demanding the code to the safe.When Mr Hedger-Cooper, 48, hit a concealed panic alarm, alarms began to sound and lights flashed.Mr Hedger, his partner of 12 years, was shot in the chest at point blank range before the pair fled the house in Castlewood, near Ringwood, Hants, with £125,000 worth of stolen goods. Watches stolen from the house that were recovered from undergrowth at the side of a footpathCredit:Dorset Police /PA Nigel Lickley QC, prosecuting, said:  “This was no random unplanned event. It was carefully planned and they were not going to be stopped – hence the loaded gun.” CTV footage issued by Dorset Police of CCTV clip of Kevin Downton at Toys R Us in Poole on April 29, 2017 where he purchased wrapping paper and a gift for his daughter's birthday. Police search the scene close to Guy Hedger's home Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Duchess of Cambridge gives a nod to Times Up in royal green

first_imgThe Duchess was one of a small number of women at this year’s ceremony not to wear all black, after a letter outlining the Time’s Up dress code was circulated.Neither the Duke, president of Bafta, nor the Duchess appeared to be wearing the Time’s Up lapel pin, which others wore on the red carpet. Amanda Berry, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince WilliamCredit:James Gourley/BAFTA//REX/Shutterstock Amanda Berry, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William She added: “I’m here tonight to stand in solidarity with every woman, every person in the world who has suffered sexual abuse in the workplace.” Gemma Arterton arrived with Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, two of the “Dagenham Girls” who walked out of the Ford Motor Company’s Dagenham plant in June 1968 and finally won equal pay. Arterton, who starred in a stage musical version of their story, said: “I thought it was really fitting and I’m really happy and proud that I’m with Gwen and Eileen because they represent a normal person speaking up for what is actually right.” After the Duke and Duchess walked into the hall to polite applause to take their front row seats, Jane Lush, Bafta chairman, opened proceedings with a summary of the “revelation after revelation” leading up to the protest, telling the audience: “This is a moment in history. It should be a watershed.” Andrea Riseborough, who walked the red carpet with activist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, said those backing the movement hoped to get across “the idea that when all of this stops we all remember that this is an important cause and that we should carry on the conversation”.  Clockwise from top left: Anya Taylor-Joy, Margot Robbie, the Duchess of Cambridge, Gemma Arterton and Joanna Lumley Angelina Jolie wore a black gown to the event Florence Pugh Allison Janney, picking up the prize for best supporting actress for I, Tonya, avoided all things serious, using her speech to clear up a falsehood that she had graduated from Rada, when she in fact attended a two-week summer programme.Other winners included Darkest Hour, which saw Gary Oldman transformed into Winston Churchill with amazing prosthetics, won the award for best make-up and hair. Daniel Kaluuya, the British actor, won the public vote as Bafta’s rising star. The Shape of Water won prizes for original music and production design, Call Me By Your Name won best adapted screenplay, and Phantom Thread best costumes. “As president, I am proud of the leadership Bafta have shown on this; in a year which rocked the industry as many brave people spoke up about bullying, harassment and abuse despite the risk to their professional careers and reputations.”center_img Clockwise from top left: Anya Taylor-Joy, Margot Robbie, the Duchess of Cambridge, Gemma Arterton and Joanna LumleyCredit:Mike Marsland/WireImage/AP/REX On one side, there were the industry’s biggest stars, turning the Bafta red carpet black in their visible support of the Time’s Up movement; 
on the other, the traditionalists insisting the Duchess of Cambridge could not be drawn into a global protest about sexual harassment and gender equality.On Sunday night, the Duchess attempted to walk the diplomatic line, eschewing an unofficial all-black dress code to see the cream of British cinema honoured at the Royal Albert Hall.Her choice of a dark green Jenny Packham dress with a black ribbon appeared to please and offend in equal measure, apparently designed to avoid the scandal of a future queen making an overt statement that could be perceived as political.The movement did not, however, go unnoticed; instead of sending a message through clothing, the Duke acknowledged it in writing.In a foreword in the ceremony’s programme, he mentioned steps taken to protect those in the industry, stating: “Levelling the playing field and ensuring a safe, professional working environment for aspiring actors, filmmakers and craft practitioners – regardless of their background and circumstances – is vital to ensure film remains accessible and exciting for all. 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. A spokesman for Kensington Palace did not comment on the choice. Catherine Quinn, the Duchess’s private secretary, attending the awards in her official capacity, chose to blend in discreetly in black. Members of the Royal family are supposed to avoid political statements, leaving the Duchess with a stark choice between being accused of overstepping her position or being the only woman wearing colour.Some critics were “disappointed”, arguing that objecting to sexual harassment was not political. From the start, there was little on anyone’s lips except the Time’s Up theme.Campaigners, wearing T-shirts and chanting about sisterhood, lay on the red carpet while stars gushed about the campaign’s aims in interviews. Women at Bafta made no secret of their aims for the evening. Kristin Scott Thomas, nominated for her Clementine Churchill in Darkest Hour, said of Time’s Up: “We need equality now – I think their slogan is absolutely right… Now it’s a question of moving it from conversation to action.” Packing a punch: Florence Pugh on the red carpetCredit:Dave Benett/Getty Images Angelina Jolie wore a black gown to the eventCredit:Mike Marsland/WireImage Salma Hayek, presenting the best actor award, said: “In this very important and historic year for women, I’m here to celebrate men.”She joked the award would go to Frances McDormand, one of the best actress nominees, before announcing the true winner: Gary Oldman.Oldman honoured the late prime minister, who held the line for “honour, integrity and freedom for his nation and the world”. McDormand, who did win best actress, accepted the award in a red, pink and black dress. She joked she had a problem with conformity but added: “I stand in full solidarity with my sisters in black.” Joanna Lumley, the first woman to host the awards solo in more than 20 years, acknowledged the “powerful protest” in her introduction.The first award, for outstanding British film, was presented by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Graham Broadbent, its producer, delivered a speech referencing the “tectonic shift” in the industry, and the “meaningful change that can happen quickly”. Sam Rockwell, best supporting actor for the same film, admitted he “stands on the shoulders of strong, intelligent, righteous women who have made my life complete”.Despite the enthusiastic words, gender equality did not appear to bear out in the awards themselves: 39 statues were taken away by men and eight by women.last_img read more

Hither Green Police arrest remaining suspect in Kent two weeks after burglar

Henry Vincent died from his injuries A suspect wanted in connection with a burglary during which his alleged accomplice was stabbed to death has been arrested by police in Kent.Billy Jeeves, 28, has been on the run since the burglary at the home of Richard Osborn-Brooks in Hither Green, London, on April 4.Police said he was located and detained in north Kent on Friday afternoon. It is believed Jeeves, 28, was the accomplice who fled the scene after career criminal Henry Vincent was stabbed with a screwdriver by 78-year-old Mr Osborn-Brooks.Vincent later died of his injuries. Police have told Mr Osborn-Brooks faces no further action over the stabbing at his home in south-east London.Scotland Yard said: “Police recently appealed for information regarding a man they wanted to trace in connection with an aggravated burglary in Hither Green, Lewisham.”Billy Jeeves, aged 28, was located and detained in north Kent at approximately 5.30pm on Friday April 20 by officers from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, with support from officers from the Territorial Support Group and officers at Kent Police.”He has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary, theft and possession of a controlled substance. “He has been taken into custody at a Kent police station. 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. Henry Vincent died from his injuries “No other persons are being sought in connection with this investigation. Enquiries continue.”Since the incident, Vincent’s friends and family have sparked outrage among locals in the usually quiet south London neighbourhood by laying flowers and cards opposite the still boarded-up home of Mr Osborn-Brooks and his wife Maureen.The tributes have repeatedly been torn down by neighbours and well-wishers angry that the career criminal is being remembered in such a way, only to spring up again within days.Mr and Mrs Osborn-Brooks are reportedly living in a safe house and plan to sell their property. read more

Leicester City players hailed the bravest on the planet by fans after

Cardiff City Chairman, Vincent Tan's son lays a wreath before the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Leicester City at Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City Chairman, Vincent Tan’s son lays a wreath before the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Leicester City at Cardiff City StadiumCredit:Getty Images Europe  Vichai, 60, and four other people died in when his helicopter crashed moments after departing the club’s pitch last Saturday, bringing an abrupt end to the fairytale life of the duty-free mogul who was Thailand’s fifth-richest man.The body of the club’s chairman was flown back to Thailand on Friday with a private service held in the evening at Wat Thepsirin temple. A number of prominent individuals close to the family of the well-connected businessman attended the event.The funeral began at around 5.30pm local time with a traditional bathing ceremony, during which court musicians played drums and flutes as friends, family and a royal representative poured scented water on to the hands of the deceased.Thailand’s Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan was one of the first to arrive as the began held in the Thai capital on Saturday evening.Scores of mourners visited Wat Thep Sirin Temple in the Thai capital on Saturday ahead of the ceremony, which  will last for seven days. Ahead of the ceremony, the water – which is believed to purify the body and bring special blessings – was delivered in  special flask by a white royal car, having been gifted by the royal family. Puel said: “I want to give the opportunity for players and staff to go to the funeral. We will see the logistics.”Of course, the players want to go and support his family — his wife, son Top, all the family.”Vichai leaves behind a wife and four children, two sons and two daughters – all five of whom are on the executive board of King Power, which now faces an uncertain future.The four other crash victims were identified by police as Nursara Suknamai – an actress and a runner-up in Miss Thailand Universe in 2005 – and Kaveporn Punpare, both members of Vichai’s staff, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz.  Leicester City fans unveil of huge banner in honour of the Clubs late chairman Vichai SrivaddhanaprabhaCredit:Plumb Images  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. In a country where a belief in reincarnation is still strong, the elaborate ceremony will bring merit to the dead ahead of his transition into the next life.  But the elaborate funeral will also allow onlookers to gauge  Vichai’s social standing with a series of gifts from the royal family being on prominent display – including  a five-tiered umbrella and a huge eight-sided golden funerary urn.A Leicester City spokesman told The Telegraph: “There is a delegation including the majority of the squad, senior staff and directors. They’re flying out after the match and will be back in the UK for Tuesday.”He added that he expected there to be “Premier League-wide activity” today to mark the occasion of Mr Vichai’s funeral.Vincent Tan, Chairman of Cardiff City and who counted himself as a friend of Mr Vichai paid his respects to an: “honest and caring man with virtue and integrity”.    Commentators said the traditional Buddhist ceremony was fitting for Vichai, who was highly religious and was remembered for bringing monks to the Leicester City ground.Rituals will include many nights of chanting by Buddhist monks before a final cremation ceremony expected to be attended by the great and the good of Thai society.  Leicester City’s players were hailed as the “bravest on the planet” by their supporters after taking part in heartfelt tributes to their billionaire owner before returning to playing action following last week’s helicopter tragedy.The grief-stricken squad – wearing white T-shirts saluting “The Boss” Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – observed a minute’s silence and applauded all corners of Cardiff City’s stadium, with many of the travelling Leicester fans left in tears.Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan and Claude Puel are later expected to fly out to Thailand for the owner’s funeral at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok.The Cardiff City Stadium fell silent for a minute’s tribute at 2.59pm. Leicester’s entire squad joined the starting 11 around the centre-circle, with arms around one-another, shoulder-to-shoulder.A huge flag of Thailand was unfurled in the Cardiff end, while “RIP Vichai” flags were also held up in the Leicester stand. Cardiff also presented a wreath to club officials. In a show of unity with the supporters, Leicester handed them all the same white tribute T-shirts  worn by the players pre-match. “You will always be in our hearts” was emblazoned cross the back. Among the 2,000 travelling supporters was Carole Goodger, a dinner lady, aged 62. She said. “Our players are the bravest on the planet for doing this today. We are so emotional and proud. Vichai was incredible. He gave 60 fans free season tickets just a few weeks ago. There are so many things about the man’s kindness which are only just coming out now.” Leicester City fans unveil of huge banner in honour of the Clubs late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha read more

The Duke of Woke on turning Goodwood green and why aristocrats are

It’s a deep-rooted obsession that the Duke blames on his grandfather, Frederick Gordon-Lennox,… As the Goodwood Revival revs up, the Duke of Richmond opens up about being an aristocrat in 2019, and the modern challenge of turning motor events green On the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex the hedges are clipped, the lawns mowed into perfect stripes while sheep graze in Arcadian meadows beyond. Inside the 17th century house, however, the 11th Duke of Richmond’s office resembles a teenage boy’s bedroom – cluttered, with framed pictures of Grand Prix cars covering the walls, photographs of sports cars and historic saloons on the shelves and a table groaning with shiny model vehicles of every description.

Deteriorating dollar VAT burdens will have far reaching effects GMSA

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGMSA calls on authorities to take urgent steps to stabilise exchange rateMarch 22, 2017In “Business”International travel by Govt officials depleting foreign currency reserves- EdghillOctober 16, 2017In “Business”Consumers forced to pay high rates for foreign currenciesMarch 19, 2017In “Business” …says increased production costs will cause  unemployment, could wipe out businessesEven though the government through its Finance Minister Winston Jordan and the Central Bank of Guyana, through its Governor Dr Gobind Ganga, are steadfastly maintaining that there is no shortage of foreign currencies in Guyana, that the scarcity was contrived, more business institutions have come forth and outlined that contrived or not the increasing rate of the foreign currency is having a devastating effect on the sector.The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) is the latest body to add to the swelling claims of others that there are shortages of foreign currency in the market, thereby increasing the demand and consequent value for the same. The GMSA however, has gone a step further to draw the correlating parallels that as the foreign currency goes up in value it means the local dollar is also deteriorating. A weaker currency does not bode well for businesses in general, particularly those that are engaged in the manufacturing of goods and services.All things being equal, the nominal rate of the foreign exchange pegged against the US dollar, would usually be around the rate of $200.00 US  to $1.00 GYD.The GMSA at its most recent Board meeting expressed its disappointment “at the rate of deterioration of the Guyana dollar and has estimated that the real exchange rate when available being used for the purchase of foreign exchange is $230.00 for the replacement of imported inputs into the sectors.”Deliberating on the “woes of the manufacturing sector” the GMSA outlined that their “ability to keep prices stable will be limited and guided by this new rate. The burden of the changes in the VAT regime will also cause production costs to move upwards.” The GMSA said that it is “encouraging all of the sectors to implement cost cutting exercises and have noted that some entities have started to rationalize employment.“Moreover, the Association noted that “the rise in the price of the U.S. dollar will have far reaching effects on our country as a whole both socially and economically.”The Bank of Guyana had come up with a series of new regulations to closely monitor the local foreign exchange markets, following reports of shortages in the market and allegations of foreign currency hoarding.According to the circular seen by this publication non-bank cambios must reduce the spread between the buying and selling rates on foreign currency transactions to no more than G$3. This means that if a cambio dealer purchases currency at G$210, then the dealer cannot sell it for more than G$213.Contentions were raised about the regulations which the Opposition had deemed illegal and a retrograde move that would among other things, have the deleterious effect of leading to even more tightening of the money in circulation and will also trigger hoarding.Dr Ganga had said that despite stern warnings from authorities, businesses are suspected to be hoarding foreign currencies, and commercial banks and cambios are claiming shortages in order to cause customers to resort to paying exorbitant rates for foreign currencies, even purchasing elsewhere in light of the “contrived scarcity”.Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Irfaan Ali had said that government was interfering, and reversing over two decades of financial reforms.The Government “is overstepping its boundary and threatening the stability of the most important market in Guyana,” he posited, while adding that such interference would not be taken lightly by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that a reaction should be expected, since rates are supposed to be market-determined from a capitalist perspective.Jordan recently announced that the foreign exchange reserves at the Bank of Guyana are in excess of US$600 million.However, commercial banks and cambios across the country continue to turn away customers, claiming a shortage of the US dollar; and based on the findings of investigations by this media agency, popular cambios are turning away regular patrons who are interested in purchasing foreign currencies.This has resulted in businesspersons and the average Guyanese being forced to buy foreign currencies at exploitative rates.The GMSA has urged “the Bank of Guyana and the Government of Guyana to take steps to stabilize the value of the Guyana Dollar immediately by injecting funds into the system as we believe that the rate is being driven by the simple Economic formula of supply and demand.”“This situation has the potential to further increase unemployment and at worst wipe out Companies” said the GMSA. read more

Elderly Corentyne woman attacked robbed by lone bandit

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMother, daughter shot in New Amsterdam robberyDecember 26, 2018In “Crime”Home invasion: Bandit forces mother of 1 to perform oral sexJanuary 6, 2018In “Crime”Armed bandits terrorise Corentyne familyAugust 13, 2019In “Crime” Jasmattie JagdatA lone bandit who assisted his feeble victim to her valuables after attacking her during a home invasion is now being hunted by Police of the “B” Division.62-year–old, Jasmattie Jagdat of Third Street, Letter kenny Corentyne, Berbice relayed that she was attacked from behind at around 04:30h.INews was told by the woman following the robbery that she was at home asleep in her bed when she was awakened by an arm around her neck.According to the woman, the lone perpetrator began to choke her and in doing so told her that “me come fuh kill you”.Upon hearing that, Jagdat revealed that she attempted to fight but was however subdued and flung to the ground.“Me try to fight back but the person was too strong so he continue to choke me …and then he pushed me down to the ground so I fall and bruised my knee and things” the distraught woman explained.While on the ground, Jagdat reported that she began to beg for her life and questioned the bandit as to what he wanted.The perpetrator reportedly requested money which the victim agreed to give to him.“So me beg him not to kill me, I said whatever you want I’ll give you and he say that he want money. I attempted to walk and me fall so he held me up and let me go for that money which I had in a purse” Jagdat said.Fifteen thousand dollars was handed over to the gunman who quickly made good his escape.Jagdat stated that after the man left, she fell unconscious in her kitchen. After regaining consciousness, her children were called and a report was made to the Police.An investigation is in progress. read more

Windies women hoping to carry form in second ODI

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWindies Women trio make crucial gains in rankingsFebruary 18, 2019In “latest news”T20I: NZ hold on for narrow win over Windies womenMarch 14, 2018In “Sports”Windies women suffer second defeat in T20IMarch 16, 2018In “Sports” Stafanie Taylor and Deandra DottinAfter embarrassing Pakistan in front of their home crowd by 146 runs in the first ODI the Windies women will be looking to carry on their form into the second ODI tomorrow in DubaiThe first ODI resulted in an embarrassing defeat for the hosts as they bundled out for just 70 in a chase of 216.Pakistan bowlers did reasonably well after West Indies women asked them to field first. However, it wasn’t the early overs which put Pakistan in a good position, but the death overs.Sana Mir got rid of Kycia Knight in the sixth over of the game without conceding many.Pakistani bowlers, however, failed to make any inroads thereafter as Deandra Dottin and Stephanie Taylor stitched together a brilliant partnership.Just when the West Indies’ batswomen were looking to launch an assault with nine wickets in hand, Kaina Imtiaz got rid of both of those in quick succession to rock West Indies.Thanks to some brilliant death overs bowling, Pakistan pulled back West Indies’ total to 216 which at one staged was projected to be somewhere around 240.It wasn’t an imposing total to chase by any standards, but Pakistan batting certainly made it look like one.Barring Nahida Khan and Jahira Khan, none of the Pakistani women got to the double figures as their batting card looked more like a telephone number.For the women batting first, Dottin and Taylor added 143 runs for the third wicket which allowed West Indies to set a platform for the late assault.However, Taylor and Dottin were dismissed; it turned out to be a tough road for West Indies Women as they scored at just over a run a ball in the final ten overs.Despite going into the second half with not much momentum with them, West Indies women bowlers bowled exceedingly well upfront.Connell got rid of Sidra Ameen in only the second over the innings. After the lethal bowling by their express bowlers in the first powerplay, their win was set up by Dottin and Fletcher who unleashed themselves and picked up six wickets between them.Overall, the Windies women have done exceedingly well despite playing in unfamiliar conditions. Their batting has done well in almost all the fixtures and bowlers have picked up wickets at regular intervals.They have been a better side in the tournament thus far and it won’t be easy for Pakistan to defeat them tomorrow in the second ODI. read more

EIA projects world energy use to increase 53 by 2035 China and

first_imgInternational Energy Outlook 2011 (IEO2011) released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) presents updated projections for world energy markets through 2035. Worldwide energy consumption grows by 53% between 2008 and 2035 in the Reference case, with much of the increase driven by strong economic growth in the developing nations especially China and India. Acting EIA Administrator Howard Gruenspecht: “China and India account for half of the projected increase in world energy use over the next 25 years. China alone, which only recently became the world’s top energy consumer, is projected to use 68% more energy than the US by 2035.” China and India lead the growth in world demand for energy in the future. The economies of China and India were among those least affected by the worldwide recession. They continue to lead world economic growth and energy demand growth in the Reference case. In 2008, China and India combined accounted for 21% of total world energy consumption. With strong economic growth in both countries over the projection period, their combined energy use more than doubles by 2035, when they account for 31% of world energy use in the IEO2011 Reference case. In 2035, China’s energy demand is 68% higher than U.S. energy demand.Renewable energy is projected to be the fastest growing source of primary energy over the next 25 years, but fossil fuels remain the dominant source of energy. Renewable energy consumption increases by 2.8% per year and the renewable share of total energy use increases from 10% in 2008 to 15% in 2035 in the Reference case. Fossil fuels, however, continue to supply much of the energy used worldwide throughout the projection, and still account for 78% of world energy use in 2035 While the Reference case projections reflect current laws and policies as of the start of 2011, past experience suggests that renewable energy deployment is often significantly affected by policy changes.Natural gas has the fastest growth rate among the fossil fuels over the 2008 to 2035 projection period.World oil prices remain high in the IEO2011 Reference case, but oil consumption continues to grow; both conventional and unconventional liquid supplies are used to meet rising demand.Other report highlights include:From 2008 to 2035, total world energy consumption rises by an average annual 1.6% in the IEO2011 Reference case. Strong economic growth among the non-OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) nations drives the increase. Non-OECD energy use increases by 2.3% per year; in the OECD countries energy use grows by only 0.6% per year. Electricity is the world’s fastest-growing form of end-use energy consumption in the Reference case, as it has been for the past several decades. Net electricity generation worldwide rises by 2.3% per year on average from 2008 to 2035. Renewables are the fastest growing source of new electricity generation, increasing by 3.0% and outpacing the average annual increases for natural gas (2.6%), nuclear power (2.4%), and coal (1.9%).International Energy Outlook 2011 is available at: http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/ieo/. World coal consumption increases from 139 quadrillion Btu in 2008 to 209 quadrillion Btu in 2035, at an average annual rate of 1.5% in the IEO2011 Reference case. In the absence of policies or legislation that would limit the growth of coal use, China and, to a lesser extent, India and the other nations of non-OECD Asia consume coal in place of more expensive fuels. China alone accounts for 76% of the projected net increase in world coal use, and India and the rest of non-OECD Asia account for another 19% of the increase.last_img read more

Voith fluid couplings used in a 48 MW belt conveyor drive in

first_imgChinese coal mining group Xishan Jinxing Energy is using three Voith fill-controlled 866 TPKL fluid couplings underground in the powerful 4.8 MW drive of the main belt conveyor in the Xiegou No 12 coal mine in Shanxi Province. The three 1,600 kW drives power the 1,900 m long main inclined belt conveyor. This conveyor transports 3,800 t/h of coal so powerful and reliable couplings are required and the company opted for the 866 TPKL Voith fluid coupling. Voith states: “Through controlled application of torque, the fluid coupling pretensions the belt slowly and permits smooth conveyor start-up. This controlled soft start protects the belt and driveline components and extends their lifetime. As a result, the Voith fluid coupling reduces unplanned downtime – the operator benefits from lower maintenance costs and continuous production. Regardless of the load state of the belt, start-up times of up to three minutes are possible. Thanks to stand by cooling of the operating oil, the 866 TPKL fluid coupling also permits multiple conveyor start-ups in succession, even when the belt is loaded.”The mine operator is described as being very satisfied with the performance of the 866 TPKL. In contrast to other solutions, the compact fluid coupling is also very capable of withstanding extreme environmental conditions such as dust, dirt, moisture, heat or cold. As in every hydrodynamic coupling, power transmission in the 866 TPKL is virtually wear-free. For the operator, this translates into lower maintenance and repair costs for the coupling. In addition, motors start up independent of the machine load, and through sequenced starting of the motors, the fluid coupling reduces the load on the power supply circuit.An additional benefit of the 866 TPKL is its ability to operate with reduced filling to drive an empty conveyor at a reduced speed. During the creep speed operation, less power is transmitted and the belt runs more slowly. This function is useful for the visual inspection of the belt and splices. In the Xiegou No 12 coal mine, the fluid couplings were operated in the partially filled mode during commissioning to be sure that the belt was tracking properly. With the fluid couplings operating in the partially filled mode, the belt speed could be reduced to 1.2-1.7 m/sec instead of operating at the rated speed of 4.5 m/sec. Until now, the coal mine has been operating at the initially planned production capacity of 15 Mt/y but the operator plans to increase production capacity in the next one to two years. This will require the main belt conveyor to be upgraded with a fourth drive. For this, the operator plans on installing an additional 866 TPKL fluid coupling from Voith.last_img read more

Erzberg iron ore mine selects Hyster tyre handler

first_imgTo help change the mining tyres on haul mining trucks at the VA Erzberg iron ore mine in Austria, the mine has selected the latest Hyster tyre handling truck. One of the largest iron ore mines in Central Europe, 7.2 Mt of iron ore is mined and transported each year by a fleet of Komatsu trucks. The large truck tyres must be changed quickly and cost effectively during servicing and maintenance periods, while maximum protection for the mechanic must also be ensured.Peter Aflenzer and Florian Wabra are responsible for the maintenance of mining equipment at VA Erzberg. They saw a Hyster tyre handling truck displayed at BAUMA 2013 in Munich and decided to visit the Hyster factory in Nijmegen, the Netherlands to learn more. “The challenge was to develop a single solution that could be used to repair and change the tyres, as well as to handle the heavy mining vehicle components such as engines, gearboxes and axles,” says Norbert Brünell, Senior Product Manager for Hyster heavy duty forklifts and container handlers.To service the ore mines, the Hyster H16XM-6 featuring an IMT TH15K160 tyre handling attachment with nominal capacity of 6,804 kg was selected. To switch from a tyre handler to a forklift quickly, the Pin Type +/- 200 mm side shift carriage is equipped with a changing device that carries either the forks or tyre attachment. The TH15K160 clamp span is 132-343 cm for the tyres, clamp body rotate +/- 50° each side, provide 360° endless grip pad rotation and there is a hydraulically powered fall back arm protection to ensure maximum protection for the mechanic working in front of the tyre. The front pads hold the tyre in the required position and are also able to disassemble the rim parts and rim from the tyre itself.The H16XM-6 with TH15K160 truck now handles tyres up to 33.00 R51, or 5,820 kg at  the centre of the clamped tyre, suitable for servicing the fleet, which includes 12 Komatsu HD785-7 and HD985-5 heavy duty trucks, four Komatsu WA800-3 wheel loaders and a Komatsu PC1250 excavator, designed for construction and mining applications. The Hyster H16XM-6 without TH15K160 has a nominal capacity of 16,000 kg at 600 mm load centre or 11,350 kg at 1,200 mm.The truck features a 6.7 litre Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engine, with Load Sensing Hydraulics, which is demand sensitive. This means that only the right amount of oil required to meet the demands of the application is pumped through the system at any time, resulting in less waste, reduced operating temperatures and greater fuel efficiency. Like all heavy capacity Hyster trucks, there is an “exceptionally durable” driveline with a robust drive axle and advanced smooth auto-shift transmission system featuring protective lock-out on forward-reverse shifting. Engine and transmission protection systems ensure reliable operation.The Hyster Big Truck range includes the H8XM-6 up to the H30XMS-9, in combination with the new IMT tyre handling attachment range from the TH5K115 up to TH36K164, handles tyre weights of 2,495 kg up to 16,330 kg, or tyre diameters of 710 mm up to 4,166 mm.last_img read more

Iberian develops new envirofriendly alternative to cyanide

first_imgIberian Minerals Ltd has filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its HM X-leach, a proprietary, environmentally-friendly, non-cyanide based leach formula for the extraction of precious metals from ores, concentrates, tailings and electronic waste (e-Waste). A new 100% owned subsidiary, HMX Solutions Ltd has been created to pursue commercial opportunities for this product.For the previous 12 months, the technical team has been developing and testing the unique HM X-leach formula on a number of different ores, concentrates and tailings. Recently, Iberian engaged the services of Met-Solve Laboratories to oversee the development and testing of the formula. The sustainability of the gold industry is being challenged by reduced grades, more complex ores and increasingly stringent environmental conditions. Within industry both the use and disposal of cyanide present significant safety and environmental challenges. Mineworx is helping the industry reduce the risks and environmental impact of current processing operations and developing alternative processes that use less-toxic alternatives to cyanide.The primary challenge in devising a suitable substitute for cyanide in gold processing, lies in developing an equally effective and degradable leach reagent, which is not a persistent environmental toxin. As gold cyanidation rates are relatively slow, the industry has been searching for faster gold leaching reactions capable of facilitating high metal recovery rates. Alternative lixiviants or leaching agents should also be inexpensive and recyclable, selective, non-toxic and compatible with downstream recovery processes. There is an increasing interest in finding new alternatives or improving previously tried processes. Numerous other chemicals have been tested to leach gold, and they include thiosulfate, thiocyanate, ammonia, bromine, chlorine, bisulfides, and thiourea but no one has come up with a more cost effective and productive method than leaching with cyanide until now.The HM X-leach has been developed to be a non-toxic, economical and effective alternative to cyanide leaching. Independent testing has proven that the HM X-leach non-cyanide based formulas and processes when compared to cyanide formulas typically show recoveries comparable to or better than cyanide. Duane Nelson, President of Mineworx, states; “We are very excited with the results of the HM X-leach formula. It has been proven by independent analysis to be non-toxic and faster than typical cyanide solutions on a number of different ores, concentrates and tailings. The HM X-leach is safer to use, offers faster dissolution rates and offers much broader operational parameters. Offering a cost effective alternative to cyanide world-wide with the non-toxic HM X-leach formula will help to reduce the risks and environmental impact of mineral processing and may open up opportunities in areas where the use of cyanide is banned including several European countries, South American countries and some American states. We will continue testing the formula on a broad selection of ores, concentrates and tailings and report the results over the next few months.” Ish Grewal, President of Met-Solve Laboratories, states; ”I have had the opportunity to test, review and analyse numerous lixiviants for gold which are available for the mining industry. Having spent extensive time studying the results of the HM X-leach, we are very impressed with this system. We are delighted to be working with the Iberian/Mineworx team to advance this exciting non-toxic technology.”Mineworx is an innovative heavy mineral development and processing company focused on increasing value within the mining sector with its patent pending, environmentally friendly, portable, heavy mineral extraction technologies: HM X-tract, HM X-mill and HM X-leach.Mineworx’s business model is to seek out advanced stage mineral deposits on which to employ its portable processing technologies and partner with the existing owners/operators by advancing these deposits in an accelerated manner attaining profitable production in a timely, cost effective and environmentally friendly manner. The unique, integrated and portable processes and technologies lower economic risk and reduce environmental impact.Iberian Minerals is a Canadian junior mining company positioned for growth through the partnership of advanced cash flow mining opportunities using the Mineworx environmentally friendly toll processing technologies. The picture shows a Mineworx HM X-tract 200 t/d plantlast_img read more

Explaurum completes Tampia feasibility study

first_imgExplaurum Ltd has announced an initial ore reserve of 7.2  Mt grading 2.09 g/t Au (485,000 oz contained) and completion of the feasibility study for the development of the Tampia gold project in the wheatbelt of Western Australia, 240 km east of Perth near the township of Narembeen. Highlights:Tampia is confirmed as technically sound and financially robust with an initial project life of six years with operating costs in the lowest quartile of gold projects globallyMining plan based on staged development of a single open pit and conventional SAG milling, gravity, flotation with ultra-fine grind (UFG) and enhanced leaching of concentrate, and CIL circuit based on 1.5 Mt/y throughputUpdated Mineral Resource of 675,000oz gold from 11.7 Mt grading 1.79 g/t AuInitial Ore Reserve of 485,000 oz gold from 7.2 Mt grading 2.09 g/t AuInitial mine plan of 534,000 oz gold from 8.0 Mt grading 2.07 g/t Au with excellent potential for resource growthEstimated all-in sustaining cost (AISC) is A$896/oz for the first two years of operations and A$998/oz over LOM, with 104,000 oz produced for each of the first two years of operationsPre-production capital cost estimate is A$119 million (including a A$10.8 million contingency) and payback in 18 months from commissioningNPV at 8% discount rate is A$125 million (pre-tax) and IRR is 47% (pre-tax) at A$1,650/oz goldTimeline for Project development is completion of BFS in October 2018, with subsequent construction subject to development finance, regulatory and Board approvals (expected December 2018)Major exploration program over new gold targets to continue through 2018 and 2019; any growth in resource inventory expected to augment current planned mine life.The project covers an aggregate area of 327 km2, comprising two granted mining leases and nine exploration licences. EXU has a 90% interest in the two mining leases and one exploration licence, and 100% interest in the remaining exploration licences.last_img read more

Geobrugg develops worlds first dimensionable rockfall attenuator

first_imgGeobrugg has developed together with international experts an attenuator protection solution which can be efficiently dimensioned. This innovative rockfall protection is particularly low maintenance. The dimensioning concept was presented to experts in British Columbia/Canada at the end of August 2018.Geobrugg has installed attenuator systems in North America for years. What was missing up until now was a scientifically based concept which would allow to dimension this solution, reliably and efficiently. Until now. At a conference in British Columbia/Canada, where the Geobrugg test site for this system is located, this dimensioning concept was presented, in detail, to experts. Live tests showed the new dimensioning method, the movement behavior of the strongly rotating blocks and the reaction of the entire system during the impact.An attenuator is a modified rockfall drape providing particularly efficient protection. At the upper end of the system, the rockfall is intercepted and slowed down. The drape of steel wire mesh then guides the stones into on the ground. This system is practically maintenance-free, withstands multiple impacts and is used where high-frequency rockfall events are expected.Geobrugg is the first company worldwide to develop a design concept for attenuator systems. This, in cooperation with the internationally renowned rockfall protection expert Duncan Wyllie from Canada. Wyllie, whose decades of experience in this technology has been invaluable; during development, during many large field tests and in the course of laboratory tests and simulations.last_img read more