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Sherbrooke Village Events Receive Tourism Awards

first_imgThe 2003 Sherbrooke Show & Shine and Sherbrooke Village’s 2002edition of Old Fashioned Christmas both won marketing awards atthe Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) festivaland events luncheon in Halifax on Sunday, Nov. 16. The Show & Shine was judged the best in the category of marketingwith a budget under $20,000. In making the presentation to Show &Shine chair Sonny Alexander, TIANS chair Nick Carson spoke of theexcellence exhibited in the event’s website, posters, brochuresand advertising. This marks the second year in a row that theShow & Shine has been recognized by TIANS. Old Fashioned Christmas in Sherbrooke was a winner in the budgetcategory of $20,000-$49,000. Owen Hamelin, chair of the TIANSfestival and event committee, made the presentation to GeorgeBrothers who represented Sherbrooke Village and the Old FashionedChristmas committee. Old Fashioned Christmas was singled out forits use of imagery in posters, website, brochures and printadvertising. The 2003 Old Fashioned Christmas event begins on Friday, Nov. 28with activities that include a candlelight procession, a visitfrom Santa, free treats, a performance by East Coast Music Awardwinners Kidd Brothers and a fireworks display. The event runs for two weekends, concluding on Sunday Dec. 7 whensinger John Gracie kicks off his 2003 Christmas As I Remember Ittour at the Sherbrooke Courthouse. This marks Mr. Gracie’s fifthChristmas appearance in Sherbrooke.last_img read more

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Alleged serial killer buried dismembered victims remains in planter boxes Cops

first_imgTORONTO – A self-employed landscaper now facing five counts of first-degree murder dismembered some of his male victims and buried their remains at the bottom of large planter boxes, Toronto police alleged Monday, calling him a serial killer.Investigators warned that more victims may yet be identified in what they called an unprecedented case in Canada’s largest city.Speaking at a news conference, Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga said officers had found dismembered skeletal remains belonging to at least three people in planter boxes at a home linked to Bruce McArthur, who was already charged earlier this month with killing two men who had disappeared from the city’s gay village.“We do believe there are more (victims). I have no idea how many more there are going to be,” Idsinga said. “We’re investigating some 30 properties. We believe there are more remains at some of these properties that we’re working to recover.”Forensic experts have yet to identify the remains, Idsinga said.McArthur, 66, was arrested and charged Jan. 18 in the presumed deaths of Selim Esen, 44, and 49-year-old Andrew Kinsman. He was further charged on Monday in the deaths of two missing men — Majeed Kayhan, 58, and Soroush Mahmudi, 50 — as well as Dean Lisowick, either 43 or 44, who had never been reported missing.Mahmudi and Lisowick did not fit the profile of some of the other missing men — Middle Eastern men known to frequent Toronto’s gay village area.“We know that many in the community are struggling to understand and process these developments,” Idsinga said. “(But the investigation) certainly encompasses more than the gay community. It encompasses the city of Toronto.”Police had said McArthur had a long-term sexual relationship with Kinsman, but Idsinga refused to discuss what, if any, relationship McArthur might have had with the other victims.Police had initially shut down persistent rumours that a serial killer was prowling the gay village, stressing that as recently as December, they did not know whether Esen’s and Kinsman’s disappearances were linked or if the men were still alive.“Obviously, the city of Toronto has never seen anything like this. I’d call it an unprecedented type of investigation,” Idsinga said. “It’s an alleged serial killer. He’s taken some steps to cover his tracks and we have to uncover these victims and identify these victims.”Investigators were scouring properties in the city where McArthur worked as a landscaper. They said they were planning to excavate at two locations “where people might be buried,” but said they did not know what, if anything, they might find.“You’ve got everything scattered at your feet that you have to uncover and deal with,” Idsinga said.Police have interviewed McArthur, whom they said became a person of interest last September, but refused to comment on what he might have told them. McArthur’s lawyer had no comment Monday after the accused appeared briefly in court before being remanded in custody.A woman who lives in a lowrise apartment building beside the house where the remains were recovered said McArthur was house-sitting for the owner and was often seen gardening or laying out plants in the driveway.“It’s horrible to think of this happening in any neighbourhood,” she said.A large army-style tent was set up in the backyard of the house, with a power generator running.Parker Liddle, who lives nearby, said he had seen McArthur come and go for years — sometimes two or three visits per day.“He has been doing superficial landscaping, he cuts the grass, and rakes the leaves in the fall,” Liddle said. “He would frequently off-load flats of plants and pots of plants and flowers and take them out of his minivan and put them in the back of the house and bring the same things out from the back of the house and load them into his vehicle.”While Liddle said McArthur sometimes had a younger man helping him with the gardening work, police said they had no evidence anyone else was involved in any of the alleged crimes.They also said they had received numerous tips, including from around the world, and appealed for anyone who might have information to contact them.“We may find more people never reported missing,” Idsinga said.Esen was reported missing in April last year. He was known to frequent the city’s Church and Wellesley street area. Kinsman was reported missing in June.Police had investigated Kayhan’s disappearance in 2012 as part of project that turned up the names of three missing men but concluded without any evidence they had met foul play. Mahmudi was reported missing in 2015. A new investigation launched last August led to McArthur’s arrest.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said Dean Lisowick was 47.last_img read more

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Canadian delegation campaigns for temporary UN Security Council seat this week

first_imgOTTAWA — There will be more than one Canadian election campaign unfolding this week.A second round of politicking is taking place in New York City, where a delegation of former prime ministers, aided by a senator with a wealth of diplomatic experience, will push Canada’s bid for a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council.Canada is vying for one of two seats for a two-year term that would begin in 2021, but it faces a tough fight from Norway and Ireland.The vote will be next June, but with the federal government in “caretaker” mode, Global Affairs Canada has dispatched former prime ministers Jean Chretien and Joe Clark to the annual UN General Assembly meeting of world leaders in place of incumbent Justin Trudeau.The former Liberal and Progressive Conservative leaders are part of a delegation led by a top-ranking public servant, Marta Morgan, the deputy minister of foreign affairs.In addition to Canada’s UN ambassador Marc-Andre Blanchard, the delegation is rounded out by former interim Liberal leader Bob Rae, who was appointed as Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar, former Quebec Liberal premier Jean Charest and the Independent Sen. Peter Boehm.“What the government wants to do is continue to advance the Canadian candidacy for the Security Council,” Boehm said in an interview.“It’s a great opportunity with everyone there, to advance the cause, to make our case. It’s no secret it’s going to be a close-run election for the Security Council.”Boehm retired from the public service last year after serving as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief organizer for the 2018 G7 leaders’ summit in Charlevoix, Que.Last September, Trudeau appointed Boehm to the Senate as an Independent after a long career as a diplomat that included ambassadorships and deputy-minister-level positions in Ottawa.He was also Canada’s ambassador to Germany in 2010 during Canada’s most recent unsuccessful run for a Security Council seat. Germany had no trouble winning the two-thirds support of the General Assembly needed for a seat, but Canada fell short to tiny Portugal for the second seat and ultimately withdrew.The then-Conservative government of Stephen Harper was heavily criticized for the loss and it was only with the election of Justin Trudeau in 2015 that Canada declared its intention to seek a temporary seat once again.Boehm said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has said publicly that he would not abandon the campaign if he is elected. Scheer said he would continue to pursue the seat in an interview earlier this year with the Globe and Mail newspaper.Many analysts believe Canada has an uphill battle within the UN group of countries in which it’s competing known as the Western European and Others Group, or WEOG. It is one of five regional groupings in the UN that nominate candidate countries to serve on the Security Council.Boehm said the group, which also includes Australia, New Zealand and Israel, does not agree on an acclaimed slate of candidates, which forces a secret-ballot election among UN countries. Others, such as the African and Latin American groups, usually agree on which of their number to nominate, avoiding an election.“It’s not a good group to be in, in the sense there always seems to be competition with another European coming in at the last moment … you never know how this is going to go. The competition is tough.”Boehm said and the other members of this week’s delegation have been travelling in recent months to foreign gatherings to press Canada’s case.In August, he travelled to a summit of Pacific Ocean island states that included 18 countries, including Australia and New Zealand, to make the pitch. Boehm said he plans to meet again with those countries this week, as well as representatives of Caribbean states.  “A lot of work goes into campaigns. Because the vote is secret, you never know where you stand,” said Boehm.Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Supreme Court decision Thursday could complete legacy of Harry Daniels

first_imgKenneth Jackson APTN National NewsOTTAWA – Thursday’s highly anticipated decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on Metis and non-status Indian rights could see the work of Harry Daniels come full circle, even in death.Best known for getting the Metis recognized in the constitution in 1982 Daniels knew it was just the first step in securing rights for his people.In 1999, along with Dwight Dorey of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, Daniels filed a court action to force the federal government to recognize its fiduciary duty to Metis and non-status Indians.The court action was to finish what Daniels started in 1982.He passed away in 2004, but the fight continued.The case made its way through the courts before, ultimately, ending up before the Supreme Court last year.“What he did in ’82 in getting Metis in the constitution, that was a huge deal, but as they learned it was incomplete,” said Daniels’ son Gabriel. “This is coming full circle, so if the decision goes through the way we hope than his work, his contribution would be complete.”Harry Daniels in this undated photo provided by Gabriel Daniels.The case is based on three points:1. The 200,000 Metis and 400,000 non-status Indians are “Indians” under the section 91 (24) of Constitution Act of 1867.2. The federal government has a fiduciary duty.3. And is obligated to negotiate and consult with Metis and non-status Indians.Basically, they would have the same rights as status Indians under the Indian Act and access to benefits, such as possibly land, education and hunting rights.Daniels’ case first went to trial in 2011 when the Federal Court ruled Metis and non-status Indians were “the most disadvantaged of all Canadian citizens” because without the protection of the federal government they were exposed to “discrimination and other social disabilities.”But, while ruling they were the federal government’s responsibility, the court didn’t force the government’s hand on fiduciary duty or to negotiate and consult.The federal government appealed the ruling and scored a minor victory – the federal Court of Appeal upheld the ruling in favour of the Metis, however against non-status Indians.And there was still nothing forcing the government to act.The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, that represents non-status Indians, appealed to the Supreme Court.National Chief Dwight Dorey said he’s getting differing opinions on how the Supreme Court may rule.Lawyers have warned him they’ll likely win the first argument – that Metis and non-status Indians fall under the Constitution Act, but lawyers are not as certain on the other two points.Dorey has “a hope and a prayer” they also win the right of fiduciary duty, but isn’t as confident that the government will be forced to negotiate and consult.“I’m a little more optimistic. I believe we’ll get two of three,” said Dorey.The “icing on the cake” would be if they got all three.But what an overall victory would mean is anyone’s guess – while the Supreme Court may lay the framework, it will likely be up to the federal government and Indigenous organizations to hammer out the details said Sebastien Malette, a professor of Aboriginal Law at Carleton University in Ottawa, who helped the Metis Federation of Canada, one of a dozen intervenors in the Supreme Court case. “We won’t know how the federal government will apply that new jurisdictional power over the Metis,” said Malette. “Is (the ruling) giving consent for Parliament to legislate upon our existence?”He said Metis want to be brought under s. 91 (24) of the Constitutional Act but don’t want be dragged under the Indian Act.“Yet, I’ll be frank with you, there is the danger,” said Malette.One saving grace may be the fact that the Liberal government announced Tuesday evening it plans to do away with the Indian Act.Justice Minster Jody Wilson-Raybould said the government aims to “complete the unfinished business of Confederation” and replace the Indian Act with a “reconciliation framework” that would outlast the life of this administration.“It is not easy to remove the shackles of 140 years of life under the Indian Act. Our government, and I hope all members of this honourable house, is committed to ensuring, in partnership with Indigenous peoples, to do just that,” said Wilson-Raybould during a debate on the Attawapiskat suicide crisis. “For Attawapiskat and for all First Nations, the Indian Act is not a suitable system of government, it is not consistent with the rights enshrined in our constitution.”During the arguments at the Supreme Court, Malette said various organizations made pitches on how Metis and non-status communities self-define their identify and relationship with the federal government.He said Daniels wanted a broad approach, while others argued at the Supreme court it should be more narrow.Gabriel Daniels, right, with his father Harry Daniels in this undated photo.Gabriel Daniels remembers as a child his father would take him to political meetings.“I remember him saying ‘we’re arguing with each other over our rights and issues. We’re fighting amongst each other … we have to move forward. We have to think bigger,’” recalled Gabriel.He said fighting for Metis rights was his father’s life. “That’s what he lived for,” said Gabriel. “He loved his kids, family and friends but politics was his thing.”When Harry Daniels died, Gabriel was asked to take his place on the court action.“I believe in this cause. I believe in what my dad fought for,” said Gabriel on the phone as his young child could be heard playing in the background.But he knows that even if they score a victory at the Supreme Court the fight is far from over. As it could take years to iron out the details with the federal government. kjackson@aptn.ca@afixedaddresslast_img read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball pushes No 5 Washington to 5 sets but

OSU junior defensive specialist Valeria León (3) during a game against Robert Morris in the NCAA tournament on Dec. 4 at St. John Arena. OSU won 3-0. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorFor the first time in 14 matches, the No. 5-seeded Washington women’s volleyball team was on the verge of losing, as No. 12 Ohio State forced a fifth set.Despite a gritty effort, however, the Buckeyes couldn’t pull off the upset, falling in the back-and-forth Sweet 16 matchup (23-25, 25-20, 25-18, 12-25, 15-8) in Lexington, Kentucky.The Huskies extended their winning streak to 14 and will advance to the Elite Eight to face fourth-seeded Nebraska on Saturday.Against a Washington squad that leads the country in hitting percentage, OSU was able to turn the match into a defensive battle. Even in defeat, the Buckeyes outhit the Huskies, .179-.154, and out-dug them 75-60.“It was the kind of match we wanted,” coach Geoff Carlston said. “We really wanted a brawl. It was a defensive battle. I was really, super proud of our team.”Freshman setter Taylor Hughes and junior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe led the effort on defense. Hughes added to her 44 assists with a career-high 22 digs and five blocks, while Sandbothe had eight blocks despite battling an illness that clearly took its toll.OSU held senior middle blocker Lianna Sybeldon — the nation’s leader in hitting percentage — to a .206 clip, though she still led Washington in kills with 14. Sybeldon added six blocks to give her a team-high 17 points.Senior middle blocker Melanie Wade was the Huskers’ most efficient hitter, posting a .406 hitting percentage with 10 kills and only one error.For OSU, Elizabeth Campbell was the driving force on offense, leading all players with 24 kills — including 18 over the final three sets. The senior outside hitter finished one away from her career-best mark of 25, which she set during her time at Duke.In the first set, the Scarlet and Gray hit only .070 and had five service errors but held the proficient Washington offense to a minus-.024 hitting percentage behind seven blocks, including five from Sandbothe.“The first set was indicative of what the match was going to be,” Carlston said. “It was pretty obvious it wasn’t going to be an easy match by anybody.”Neither team led by more than three points in the opening frame, but OSU was able to fend off the Huskies, giving them only their fifth loss in a set during their winning streak.But Washington got back on track in the second and third sets, shooting a combined .277 as the Buckeyes could muster only one block after their big performance in the opening frame.Faced with defeat in fourth, OSU buckled down and handed Washington its worst loss in a set this season. Once again, the Huskies had a negative hitting percentage (minus-.059) as the Buckeyes registered four more blocks.Although it had lost its momentum, Washington couldn’t be stopped in the fifth set. The Huskies didn’t make a single error, hitting .571 to end OSU’s upset bid.“Congrats to Washington,” Carlston said. “They made great plays, especially (in) the fifth set. We just weren’t able to get a rally going.”Aside from Campbell, three other seniors played in their final collegiate game. Middle blocker Tyler Richardson had six kills and four blocks (three solo), outside hitter Katie Mitchell sent home seven kills and setter Emily Ruetter picked up six assists. Middle blocker Andrea Kacsits did not appear in the contest.“As far as our four or five years are concerned, we have had memory after memory and it’s because of awesome people that we were surrounded by,” Kacsits said.OSU finished the season with a 25-10 record, tying its best mark under Carlston during his eight years in Columbus.“So thankful for this group and the opportunity to be here,” Carlston said. “It hurts, but in the locker room I told our team the feelings we have and the emotions in that room was a really unique experience. I wanted them to take a moment and get some perspective on it because it’s pretty cool.” read more

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Coaching kept finding Ohio State womens volleyballs Geoff Carlston

Coach Geoff Carlston scans the court during a match against Kentucky on Dec. 6 in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Ky. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Chris Slack / Lantern reporterLong before the Ohio State women’s volleyball team took the court against Kentucky in the NCAA tournament, coach Geoff Carlston stood at a crossroads.He played college club volleyball at Minnesota, where he received a bachelor’s degree in speech communication. But it wasn’t until an injury to a finger while playing for the Golden Gophers that Carlston got interested in coaching.“I tore ligaments in my finger and so while I was out, I got asked to coach,” Carlston said. “I was 19 and I was coaching an 18 and under team. And I just had a great time with it.”But even at that point, Carlston still didn’t know he wanted to be a coach.After going on a cross-country road trip for a year, Carlston returned to Minnesota to coach at Hopkins High School.After a two-year run at Hopkins, he served another two years in the Peace Corps.He had considered playing volleyball professionally, but couldn’t pass up the chance at one of his dreams.“I had this opportunity and I had always wanted to go into the Peace Corps,” Carlston said.And while he was volunteering, volleyball still found him.“I got asked to coach the (men’s and women’s) national teams in Belize and that was awesome,” he said. “I got to travel all over the Middle East, working with both men’s and women’s teams.”Carlston said that he has always loved traveling and that “the idea of doing good and going and serving in another country, I really wanted to go somewhere where I could throw myself at the country.”While overseas, he said he also helped members in youth gangs and helped teach sign language.With all the work that he had done at the time, Carlston had thought about teaching and getting his doctorate degree. But an opportunity to return to his alma mater was something he couldn’t turn down.“I got a hold of Mike Hebert, who had just gotten offered the job at Minnesota and he was a Peace Corps guy back in the ‘60s,” he said. “And I said ‘hey I’m coming back and I’d love to volunteer or doing something with your program.’”Carlston became a student assistant coach while he completed his master’s degree in social work at Minnesota. At the same time, he was the head coach of the Minnesota One Junior Olympics club.After two years of being a student assistant coach, he got his first collegiate head coaching job at Concordia-St. Paul, where he stayed for three seasons. In that time, he learned how to be a successful coach with limited funds.“When I took that job, they had never won a Division II match,” he said. “And I was making $17,500 a year. I was the intramural director and I had $4,000 to pay my assistants.“But I loved it because we built that from scratch, like I had to do everything. I was the trainer, I was the marketer, I was everything, except I didn’t drive the bus.”From there, he went on to Ohio University to coach the Bobcats from 2003-07, and would finish first in the Mid-American Conference in every season, with NCAA tournament appearances in all five of his years in charge. He also took the Bobcats to the sweet 16 in 2005.After the 2007 season, he became the Buckeyes’ coach. In his tenure, the Buckeyes have made the postseason in five of seven seasons.“I would never say I had a master plan, I just followed my bliss,” he said.One thing that has allowed Carlston to be such a successful coach is his relationship with players.“I want to connect with my players,” he said.Carlston has multiple meetings with each of his players every season. He said that academics and family issues are things that he cares about, and the things that come up in those meetings.“He does a really good job with allowing us to experience the little things in life,” senior setter Taylor Sherwin said. “Yeah, volleyball is the main focus, but he wants us to experience things. Like when we travel, going to do stuff, instead of being in the hotel all day.”Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe said she and Carlston are very similar.“We’re both very super competitive and I think I connect with Geoff on a personal level, not only just having him as my coach, but he’s a friend,” Sandbothe said. “He cares about us outside of volleyball.”Junior outside hitter Katie Mitchell, who is from The Woodlands, Texas, said Carlston is a big reason why she chose to attend OSU.“I wouldn’t be up here, there’s quite a bit of a life change,” Mitchell said. “But it’s opened up doors of opportunity. Working in the athletic department with internships and things like that.”With his 2014 Buckeyes back in the sweet 16 after upsetting Kentucky on Saturday, Carlston’s life could have been completely different.“But coaching kept finding me,” he said. read more

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Charing Cross station evacuated as armed police detain man on the tracks

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. Scotland Yard said they were called to assist the British Transport Police at Charing Cross train station following a report of a man “acting suspiciously”.The northern line was re-opened at around 8.30am, but customers reported delays on their services.No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident, which is understood to have only affected the underground station and not the overground section of the station, which remains open, according to the Charing Cross. Tony Stuart, who was at the underground station fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society, told The Telegraph: “At first, Tube staff told us they thought it was someone who was under a train. “That was about 6.50am, and they closed off the underground. So we were evacuated and we watched police cars, sniffer dogs, the fire brigade, the ambulance and then the bomb squad turn up. “There wasn’t much rushing, it was all very calm. Then we were told they thought it was a man on the track saying he had a bomb. “To be honest, there wasn’t much panic and the police were there really quickly. By 7.10am, they were re-opening parts of the underground.” Armed police have arrested a man on the tracks of a busy London station who was claiming he had a bomb. Witnesses described several police vehicles descending upon Charing Cross, through which both overground and underground trains run, where passengers were told to “move away” as the station was evacuated during the morning rush hour.The British Transport Police (BTP) said they were called at 6.35am to deal with an incident “following reports of a man on the tracks claiming to have a bomb”. Officers detained the 38-year-old man at around 7.45am, and he has been held under the Mental Health Act. He was searched by specialist officers and no bomb or weapon was found, BTP said.A picture showing a man being arrested was shared on social media. The topless supposed suspect can be seen near the back of a police van with his hands in handcuffs behind his back with a bag of clothes at his side. Charing cross bomber tramp arrested pic.twitter.com/nnvVxrkCts— Tom Rayment (@tpsrayment) June 22, 2018 Commuter David Sim said: “Sat on a train at Kennington for 20 minutes. Incident at Charing cross, reportedly. Armed police on the tracks so power turned off.”British Transport Police said: “BTP officers were called to Charing Cross underground station at 6.35am today after receiving reports of a man on the tracks claiming to have a bomb.”Officers from the Metropolitan Police and BTP specialist firearms officers also attended. Both the underground and mainline stations were evacuated as a precautionary measure and a cordon was put in place whilst officers dealt with the incident. The scene outside Charing Cross station Friday morningCredit:Dave Ellis “A 38-year old man was detained by officers and has been held under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and taken to a place of safety.”BTP would like to thank passengers and rail staff for their patience and understanding during this incident.” Armed police outside Charing Cross stationCredit:Jack Davies/Twitter/PA Armed police outside Charing Cross station The scene outside Charing Cross station Friday morning Charing Cross underground station closed. Dozens of armed counter terrorism officers going down into the station, police dogs, fire engines all pulled up outside, cordon going up. @BBCBreaking @bbclondon pic.twitter.com/lYMVw08an5— Amanda Akass (@amandaakass) June 22, 2018 read more

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Multotec drives down DMS maintenance costs

first_imgMaintenance is a critical requirement for any minerals processing plant and Multotec has made it easier for mines to implement a pro-active programme on Dense Medium Separation (DMS) plants. Over recent years, it launched a number of innovations that have not only extended the life of its cast iron DMS cyclones but also simplified on-site maintenance. This is according to Richard Haydon, Process Manager, Cyclones at Multotec Process Equipment, who points to the innovative design of the Multotec DMS cyclone Monocone with its combined spigot and cone as a prime example.Haydon says that often the cone and spigot in conventional cyclones wear at different rates which can potentially lead to a groove being formed between the cone and spigot as well as the creation of turbulence within the cyclone with a resultant loss of process efficiency. The Monocone design has eliminated the joint area which is found in traditional two-piece cyclones by combining the two components into one. “The most significant advantage of the new design is that we have completely eliminated the possibility of a groove forming between the cone and spigot,” Haydon says. The design has been subjected to extended and detailed tests at one of Multotec’s customer sites where a cyclone fitted with a Monocone has outperformed a separate cone/spigot combination. “The wear pattern on the Monocone combination was smoother than on the conventional cyclones. In addition, the conventional cyclones showed increased wear at the breakpoint where the cone and spigot connect. The Monocone also achieved improved separation efficiency at the DMS plant due to its smoother internal profile after prolonged operation,” Haydon says.The Monocone is complemented by Multotec’s latest CL range of cast iron cyclones, which has a self-aligning joint between the spigot and the cone. This eliminates the creation of an inward step during the assembly of cyclones on operational sites and in cramped conditions in a DMS plant.Multotec will be phasing in the use of the self-aligning joints on other cast iron components to achieve similar benefits in other areas of the cyclone, while the vortex finder has also been redesigned for accurate fitment straight into the cyclone. In order to improve the life of high wear components in a cast cyclone, Multotec manufactures these from alternative alloys in place of conventional high chrome cast iron. “Components, such as a vortex finder and a cone section, can be manufactured from alternative alloys. We are now able to retrofit these customised components in a high wear area on an existing cyclone,” Haydon says. Visual inspections on the plant are not always possible but now operational and maintenance personnel are able to use Multotec’s ultrasonic testing equipment to assess the cyclone’s condition in areas where access to the DMS cyclone is limited. “While never being able to fully replace important visual inspections that give an accurate account of the performance of the DMS cyclone, the plant operators are now able to reduce the frequency of visual inspections and this technique can be used to strengthen existing pro-active maintenance programmes,” Haydon says. The picture shows Phillip Nxumalo and Tumi Segakweng, Multotec operations staff, with the new self-aligning cone and spigot.last_img read more

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CyanogenMod Account system offers unique features to CM users

first_imgIn their continued effort to offer new features for users without disrupting either the OSS nature of the project or the ease of access for contributing developers, the CyanogenMod team has announced features that are attached to a new opt-in CyanogenMod Account system.The CM team regularly find themselves in situations where the current implementation of widely available features just aren’t good enough. Their recent efforts in  secure messaging and enhanced security from apps that ask for more information than they need is a prime example of that. Recently, the team turned their attention to locate and wipe services, that give users the ability to access their smartphone when it is lost.For the most part, these features work as advertised. Unfortunately, very few of these are as secure as they claim. If these services were to be compromised somehow, the attackers would have access to people’s location information.In order to provide this and many other features in the future, users need a way to log in to access these features. To facilitate this need, the CM team have announced plans to offer a CM Account for features that will be offered to users who want to take advantage of them.In their blog post announcing the new solution, the CM team made it clear that not only are the services opt-in, and that they have absolutely no interest in gathering or selling your data. Unlike other services, where the location data can be accessed by the servers hosting the tools, the CM location tools will keep a wall between the user and the service provider.The CM team is focused on making sure that the experience is as transparent as possible, even going so far as to publish the code for the new features before building it into nightly builds so the code can be examined and its security confirmed by anyone interested in seeing for themselves.The first feature to take advantage of this new CM Account works just like Google’s new Android Device Manager. You login to a web service, and are immediately presented with the ability to locate your device or wipe it if necessary. The app will be built into future versions of CM, and any user with a CyanogenMod account will have access to the service by going to https://account.cyanogenmod.org in your browser.Users will also notice a new CyanogenMod icon in your accounts listing from the Android settings menu, confirming that you are using the new system from your phone.last_img read more

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Mitsotakis pledges to end public university monopoly

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Kiriakos Mitsotakis launched an attack against the state monopoly of tertiary education in Greece, pledging to fight for private universties to operate, if he comes to power. The leader of the Opposition made this pledge at Stanford University, where he was one of the keynote speakers at an event held by the Konstantinos Mitsotakis Foundation and the Stanford University ‘Konstantinos Mitsotakis’ Chair of Greek Studies. It was the inaugural event of the chair, more than a decade after the Tsakopoulos family of Sacramento donated US $2 million to Stanford to establish the chair (currently held by Professor Josiah Ober) and it was dedicated to the legacy of Ancient Greece in establishing the democracy of the future. In his speech, Mr Mitsotakis spoke of three traits of ancient Greek democracy which are always relevant, such as the participation of citizens to decision-making, but also extrovertion, and adherence to excellence. Expressing his view that society had to reward those who refused to compromised with mediocrity, he made the case for an ‘open, free, contemporary education system’ and called for the creation of private universities. For such a change to occur, constitutional reform is needed, given that the Greek constitution specifically states that tertiary education is solely delivered by state institutions.last_img read more

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Juve can win Champions League – Pjanic

first_imgMiralem Pjanic says Juventus are aiming for the treble and believes they can lift the Champions League this season.Juve have a perfect record in the Champions League so far and have won 10 of their 11 Serie A games, and Pjanic is hoping they can win a treble this season.“We know that (Massimiliano Allegri) cares a great deal about the defensive movements in midfield, we know that we have to improve in that area,” Pjanic told Sky Sports Italia.“We are concentrated on our own results, but we know that we’re doing something extraordinary.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Napoli were strong last season too, while Inter have a lot of quality and it’s not surprising to see either of them chasing us at the top of the table.“We’ve got to finish games off earlier so that we can control the situations because it’s tiring if we always play at full tilt. We agree with the Coach, we need to score more goals.”last_img read more

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PSG can reach the Champions League final without Neymar Cafu

first_imgWith Paris Saint-Germain’s recent exploits in the Champions League, Brazilian legend Cafu feels the French champions can reach the final of the competition even without Neymar.The Parisians silenced doubters and proved some bookmakers wrong with a 2-0 win away to Manchester United without the injured Neymar and Edinson Cavani in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday.Cafu, who was part of the AC Milan side that won the competition in 2006-07, said PSG have the quality in their ranks to reach the decider without Neymar.“All 16 teams that are competing in the last 16 of the Champions League have full potential to win, regardless of whether you lose your biggest star or not,” he told FourFourTwo on Sunday.“He is a reference, but if you see the first game of Paris Saint-Germain away from home, with the achievement that they made, you see that PSG have a chance to reach the final.“But, of course, with Neymar there is a further hope of victory and conquest.”⚽️🔝 #MUPSGOpinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…How cool was that?! 👏 😎🔴🔵 #AllezParis pic.twitter.com/9qHR1B54Rk— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 12, 2019However, the Neymar has hinted at a possible come back for the Champions League quarter-finals should the Ligue 1 leaders qualify.Following their recent win over Saint Etienne, the reigning French Champions are 12 points clear at the summit but the Champions League remains the primary target.last_img read more

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Regal Cinemas to offer 1 family movies over the summer

first_img(WSVN) – Regal Cinemas has announced the return of their Summer Movie Express tradition for 2019.As a part of the event, Regal Cinemas will be screening family films on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. for only $1. The event begins on June 11. For more information and a list of participating theaters, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Summer Movie Express is ramping up! Grab the kids for a summer at the movies! Check out the full line up here: https://t.co/Iwk9chsYG9 pic.twitter.com/2QRfUmiAei— Regal (@RegalMovies) May 29, 2019Theaters in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties will participate in the event, which runs until Wednesday, Sep. 4.Films being screened over the summer include “The LEGO Batman Movie,” “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies,” “Paddington” and more.According to the Regal Entertainment Group, a portion of each ticket will go to assist the Will Rogers Institute, which promotes healthy living and works to fund research of cardiopulmonary diseases. last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Monday September 12

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3u
From 5-7 P.M.National politics with political strategist Catalina Byrd and commentator Sean Breeze, including a special report on Donald Trump’s appearance at the National Guard’s convention at the Convention Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. We’ll have observations directly from the front lines of the confrontation between Trump supporters and anti-Trump forces.
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Follow This Wheel of Fortune Answers Twitter wofanswers

first_img Follow This: King of the Hill Screens (Twitter)Follow This: Sega CD Games (Twitter) Stay on target You don’t have enough useful or funny feeds clogging your social media. We’re here to change that. Welcome to Geek.com’s Follow This, a weekly highlight of feeds and channels you should be following.This week you should follow Wheel of Fortune Answers (@wofanswers) on Twitter. It’s exactly what it sounds like: answers to Wheel of Fortune puzzles. They’re answers based on partial puzzles. They’re completely wrong. They’re much, much better than the actual answers.Let’s face it, Wheel of Fortune puzzles are often boring and nonsensical. Obscure phrases, strange delineations of people and things, and a handful of occasionally amusing but mostly dull quips. Wheel of Fortune answers are as lame as starting out by buying E. Wheel of Fortune Answers fixes that by making better answers that aren’t on the show.AdChoices广告center_img Oh yeah, these are much better.Wheel of Fortune Answers has been running since June and puts up a few answers every day except during season breaks. Follow it!Have you read our other Follow This features on Twitter account VG_dialogue and YouTube channel Summoning Salt? Follow This is a growing column so check each week for new recommendations. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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IMI mulls offshore campus at Chinas Sichuan province

first_imgKOLKATA: International Management Institute (IMI) Kolkata is planning to set up its offshore campus at Chengdu in Sichuan province of China.”We are in talks with the Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences for collaboration to commence an MBA course on our proposed offshore campus. Our focus will be on management and business research,” said Arindam Banik, director of IMI Kolkata.The Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences has been playing a major role as a think tank and idea treasury in the social and economic development of Sichuan Province. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsBanik said various proposals pertaining to the collaboration are being finalised. “The Chinese students interested in studying MBA course under IIM will have to do a yearly language course before taking up MBA on the proposed campus. The medium of instruction will be English,” he added.IMI presently has three campuses — Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar and Delhi. Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, which was founded in 1978, has been currently developed into a research base and centre of philosophy and social sciences with a wide range of subjects, reasonable talent structure, distinctive academic features and outstanding scientific research achievements in Sichuan Province. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedTalking about another major initiative, Banik said IMI is also working on a plan to impart training in English to as many as 70,000 teachers of Bangladesh, including both primary and secondary school teachers. The Bangladesh government had approached Asian Development Bank (ADB) for loan and has been allocated Rs 179 crore for the purpose of scaling the English communication skills of their teachers. “They are in search of an ideal institute and we are in talks for finalising the modalities. The training on communication skills will lay emphasis on the use of technology for teaching,” Banik said. The training will be in batches, phase-wise.IMI Kolkata that presently runs a two year PGDM course is planning to start an Executive MBA programme from 2019 and MBA in Entrepreneurship from 2020.last_img read more

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More people are embarking on aspirational holidays

first_imgMore people are embarking on aspirational holidays for shorter periods rather than going on less expensive trips, it has been suggested.Editor of Wanderlust magazine Dan Linstead said that people with less money are opting for more expensive holidays at the expense of a longer time away.”You’ll find people doing ten days in Dubai or ten days in Thailand rather than a fortnight if that’s the way that they can have the level of accommodation and experience that they are after,” he commented.Mr Linstead said a possible reason for this is another poor British summer weather-wise, which he believes has increased people’s desire for more luxurious sunshine destinations.He went on to say that individuals with a bit more money were taking “a few months or even a year out” and returning to the UK once the economy begins to improve.According to a Thomson and First Choice trends report published last month, 80 percent of Brits are expecting to take a holiday next year, while a similar number said the recession will not affect their travel plans.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBrits intend to spend the same amount on this year’s holiday as in 2008Most British holidaymakers are intending to spend the same amount on their holiday this year as they did in 2008The Skyscanner travel glossaryDo you know your praycation from your bakecation from your laycation? A drug tourist from a death tourist?Tourists must travel far for happiness; Australia is happiest holiday destinationSkyscanner devises formula for happy holidaylast_img read more

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Geneva Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgGeneva, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineWhile the launch of Phantom Series II has been making headlines centre stage at the Geneva motor show, a very special Rolls-Royce Ghost has also been winning admirers in the company’s exclusive on-stand guest lounge. Clients, dealers and media guests have been delighted by the presentation of one of the first examples of a two-tone Rolls-Royce Ghost, a bespoke option offered for the first time this year, complementing the popularity of two-tone Phantom models.Finished in Infinity Black, with a Cassiopeia Silver upper two-tone, the Geneva Ghost features an interior design scheme that perfectly reflects the two-tone theme. Seashell headlining and sumptuous black leather frames black stained ash veneer into which steel pinstripes have been carefully crafted. The final luxury touch is lambswool floor mats into which feet are easily lost at the end of a hard day walking the Geneva halls.“Whether Ghost or Phantom, any Rolls-Royce is a work of art, taking its place in our clients’ luxury collections alongside yachts, helicopters and fine jewelry,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “So I am delighted that we are now able to offer two-tone options for Ghost as well as for Phantom, features that once again extend the palette upon which a Rolls-Royce masterpiece can be painted.”A second upper two-tone Rolls-Royce Ghost has recently been commissioned for delivery to a client based in the Middle East. This striking color scheme starts with Baynunah Brown, with Arizona Sun bathing the car’s bonnet, window surrounds, roof and luggage compartment. A gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy and double coach-line in gold finish the design.Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated a record sales result in 2011 with 3,538 models delivered to clients worldwide, beating the previous sales record held in 1978 when 3,347 units were sold, a period during which Rolls-Royce was under different ownership. 2011 also marked a record for the Rolls-Royce Bespoke personalisation programme, a service with Rolls-Royce’s legendary hand-craftsmanship and attention to detail at its core. Nearly every Phantom family model leaving the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood came with some element of bespoke personalisation, from unique paint colours, interior detailing and embroidery, to exquisite whole vehicle designs including champagne sets, humidors and picnic sets.www.rolls-roycemotorcars.comlast_img read more

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Immovable Property Commissions mandate extended in the north

first_imgThe Turkish Cypriot ‘parliament’ on Monday extended the Immovable Property Commission’s (IPC) mandate by two years, but a proposed law aiming to create funding for the body was not discussed.Opposition Republican Turkish Party (CTP) leader Tufan Erhurman said “the efficiency and the funding of the IPC will be one of the most important issues in the next parliament”.Erhurman added there was a risk the ECHR could declare that “the IPC is not an effective domestic remedy” for Greek Cypriot claims on their occupied properties in the north.The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) last Tuesday upheld a complaint filed by a Greek Cypriot refugee against Turkey over the lack of effectiveness of the IPC.The body has been dogged by financial issues in recent years as Turkey has reduced its funding and the number of applications has dropped from 337 in 2013 to 65 in 2017.A draft law which would impose a 20 per cent tax on the sale of Greek Cypriot properties in the north for the funding of the IPC has been sitting in ‘parliament’ for three years.CTP ‘MP’ Ferdi Sabit Soyer listed a number of suggestions: “the number of employees should be increased, the internal regulations strengthened, funding from the central bank’s budget and 30 per cent of the income from state property rents.”A number of ‘MPs’ expressed concern that there were still Turkish Cypriots that hadn’t been compensated for properties left in the south.Communal Democracy Party ‘MP’ Huseyin Angolemli said there were still citizens with points remaining but land was being distributed to others.“What should our people do, where should they apply to? We need to find a solution to their properties too,” he said.The‘TRNC’ has a points-based system to allocate properties to Turkish Cypriots who left their homes and land in the south following the Turkish invasion in 1974.Independent ‘MP’ Mehmet Cakici said there wasn’t a fair system in place for Turkish Cypriots and that some people were unfairly benefitting from distributions.He called for a separate institution that Turkish Cypriots can apply to to be set up.The IPC has paid almost £243 million in compensation to Greek Cypriots since 2006.You May LikeFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy CC Debt Are In For Big SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoE Commerce Platform I Search AdsSelling Online Has Never Been Easier. Search The Best E Commerce PlatformE Commerce Platform I Search AdsUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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