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Medieval Bavarian skulls on the left and in the middle show signs of deformation; the one on the right is not deformed. In a handful of medieval Bavarian farming hamlets populated mostly by blue-eyed blondes, more than a dozen women with dark hair, dark eyes, and unusual elongated skulls would have stood out. A new DNA study suggests that these women, whose striking skulls have been unearthed from nearby grave sites, were high-ranking “treaty brides” from Romania and Bulgaria, married off to cement political alliances. Yet others are skeptical.“This is one of the strangest things I’ve ever read,” says Israel Hershkovitz, an anthropologist at Tel Aviv University in Israel, who specializes in ancient human anatomy. “I don’t buy it.”The remains, which date to about 500 C.E., are part of a pattern of elongated skulls found in gravesites across early and medieval Europe and Asia. The Bavarian skulls were unearthed alongside regularly shaped ones near six modern southern German towns along the Danube River starting in the late 1960s. Few clues exist as to their identities, or how and why the skulls were stretched. 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The DNA of 10 men—and 13 women with normal skulls—most closely matched modern populations in central and northern Europe. Most had genes for blond hair and blue eyes. But DNA from the 13 women with elongated skulls told a different tale. The genetics of these women matched modern populations in southeastern Europe, specifically Bulgaria and Romania, and they had genes for darker hair and eyes, the researchers report today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.But how had they come by their elongated skulls in the first place? Burger has a theory: artificial cranial deformation. The practice—in which infants’ skulls are bound repeatedly, with their heads growing into the constricted shape—happened throughout the ancient world, notably in central Asia by the nomadic Huns. In Europe, where the earliest evidence comes from second century Romania, the practice seems to have been just as common in men as in women.But the sex imbalance in the Bavarian graves was stark. Burger notes that because ritual deformation was such a time-intensive process, most anthropologists believe it was done only to the children of the wealthy. It could be that high-ranking southeastern European women traveled to Bavaria and married in order to shore up political alliances between the regions, he says. Whether Bavarian princesses also traveled east in return isn’t known.Hershkovitz doesn’t dispute the genetics, but he says the story doesn’t add up. For one thing, he isn’t convinced that the skulls were deformed intentionally. Babies’ skulls can accidentally be elongated by resting on hard wooden surfaces or being strapped into carrying packs. For another, he says that when ancient tribes intermarried for political reasons, usually only one or two individuals at a time did so. It would be extremely unusual to send more than a dozen women in a single generation, Hershkovitz says.Burger counters that no individual village in the study had more than a few women with elongated skulls. If each village were a distinct political entity with its own alliances, the political theory holds up. As for whether the skulls were deformed intentionally, Burger says it would be an extreme coincidence if all the women with elongated skulls just so happened to also have a different ancestry from the rest of the population. Strange, elongated skulls reveal medieval Bulgarian brides were traded for politics By Michael PriceMar. 12, 2018 , 3:00 PM Bavarian State Archaeological collection
Willie Marcial. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWillie Marcial is the 10th commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association.The PBA Board of Governors unanimously installed the longtime media bureau chief as the league’s new chieftain during its first board meeting Thursday afternoon in the PBA office in Libis.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hidilyn Diaz leads UA fitness retreat Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives “As you know, the PBA Board has gone through a very difficult time before the opening of this season. And we’re looking for somebody that can put it together and help us heal the process as there will be a lot of changes as we move along. And we’re lucky that Willie is here,” he said.Marcial has been serving as the league’s officer-in-charge since the start of the 43rd season, instituting changes when it comes to officiating that allowed a more physical game in the league.He also introduced PBA Homecourt where current PBA stars and legends make surprise visits to the barangays as one of the league’s corporate social responsibility programs while also forming a five-man committee to oversee transactions between teams.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES The 56-year-old executive will serve the term for the next three years.All 12 governors were present for the session which paved way for the league to finally move on from the controversial exit of Chito Narvasa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingMarcial will still remain as the league’s communications and external affairs head.PBA governor Rickie Vargas made the announcement through the league’s social media accounts. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte
Hashim Amla reached 5,000 runs in 101 ODI innings, well ahead of Virat Kohli and Viv RichardsHashim Amla became the fastest player to notch up 5000 one-day international runs as South Africa handed West Indies a 61-run defeat in a rain-affected clash at Kingsmead on Friday.Amla scored 66 in South Africa’s total of 279 for eight in 48.2 overs to reach 5000 runs in 101 innings, well ahead of the previous record of 114 jointly held by West Indies great Viv Richards and Indian batsman Virat Kohli.With their target cut to 225 in 32 overs, West Indies collapsed after the loss of blazing opener Chris Gayle to end 164 all out from 28.2 overs and slip to a 61-run defeat on the Duckworth/Lewis method.South Africa won the toss and elected to bat, but made a poor start when they slumped to 16 for two.Two big partnerships involving top-scorer AB de Villiers (81) repaired the early damage though as he put on 99 with Amla and 123 with powerful left-hander David Miller (70).A torrential downpour ended the innings 10 balls shy of the allotted overs and when play resumed two hours and 43 minutes later, the tourist were handed a stiff revised target.Gayle (41), so scintillating in the recently completed Twenty20 series, blazed away but lost his wicket when attempting an ugly baseball swipe at a Dale Steyn delivery. He was caught behind by De Villiers.With him went the West Indies hopes but they did not help themselves with more poor shot selection.Nobody else managed a significant contribution as the Proteas bowlers squeezed the run rate higher and picked up wickets at regular intervals.advertisementWest Indies handed a debut to left-handed batsman Jonathan Carter (17) but he was stumped off leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who continued his good form in the shorter formats with three for 30 in six overs.Steyn was another top performer with the ball, collecting three for 27 from 5.2 overs.The second game in the five-match series will be played in Johannesburg on Sunday.
CWG medal most memorable: Paddler Sanil ShettyMumbai, Apr 16 (PTI) Inducted into the Indian table tennis team at the last moment, Sanil Shetty bagged a bronze in mens doubles event at the Commonwealth Games and described it as “most memorable”.”This medal will be my most memorable medal because if you win you (are) there on the podium but if you lose its nothing… so it was do or die situation for me and Harmeet (Desai)… and we did what was exactly needed to win that bronze medal,” Shetty told PTI in a message.Harmeet and Shetty sailed past Singapores Poh Shao Feng Ethan and Pang Yew En Koen 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 12-10) in the bronze medal match.”Im really happy to add this extra medal in the Indian medal tally and to come back to India with 2 medals, a gold and a bronze,” Shetty added.Shetty was inducted in the team in place of Soumyajit Ghosh.He was also part of the Indian mens Table team which bagged the gold medal in the CWG after they outclassed Nigeria 3-0 in the final.”Really big thanks to TTFI (Table Tennis Federation of India),SAI (Sports Authority of India), our coach and the supporting staff,” he signed off. PTI NRB SSR SSR
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool Champions League winner Kewell: Klopp needs new strikerby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League winner Harry Kewell says they’re a striker short.Rather than look to strengthen their attacking options in the summer, Liverpool opted to hand Divock Origi a new deal, shortly after he scored the goal to seal victory in the Champions League final last season.”I think they need another striker. I know it sounds crazy because the front three are amazing but I think they need another to test the current front three,” Kewell told Sky Sports following Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Genk in the Champions League.”I have nothing against Origi, I think he’s a fantastic player and he does his part. He has scored some important goals and he’s been a fantastic squad player because the front three are a solid front three. “Mane is on fire at the moment, Salah has been, but he isn’t at the moment. Firmino, even though I think he does a lot of the dog work for Mane and Salah, he still doesn’t score [enough].”Are there players out there? Of course there is. I would have loved to have seen Griezmann there. I think he would have been fantastic. I think he’s that type of player.”
As Anne with an E‘s plucky protagonist embarks on more Prince Edward Island adventures in season 2, some new faces enter the picture, adding a sense of inclusivity and diversity to her world of wonder.In the new batch of episodes that begin Sunday on CBC-TV as well as its streaming app and cbc.ca/watch, fans will see the show’s first black character as well as an LGBTQ storyline.Such elements were never a part of the Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, which inspired the show. But as showrunner/creator Moira Walley-Beckett notes, the CBC/Netflix series has always strayed from the source material while still staying true to the essence of Anne.“It’s always been a concern to me that L.M. Montgomery’s world of Avonlea is such a white world when in fact it doesn’t really accurately reflect the diversity that Canada was and is,” Walley-Beckett, a three-time Emmy Award winner, said in a recent phone interview.“So my master plan from the beginning when I first conceived this series was to find a way to genuinely and legitimately reflect the diversity of the nation.”‘Pushing some really important messages’Season 2 will further explore the queer storyline surrounding Aunt Josephine Barry that was lightly touched on in season 1 and will introduce Anne’s new friend Cole, played by Cory Gruter-Andrew.Cole, who is questioning his identity and bullied at school, bonds with Anne over feeling like an outsider.There’s an amazing sense of nervous responsibility.— Cory Gruter-Andrew“I added the character of Cole because so many kids are exploring their identity and it’s such a ripe time of confusion and difficulty and isolation in school,” Walley-Beckett said.“And I wanted to represent that, that which is true — in the world, in that time period or any time period.”Gruter-Andrew feels the Cole storyline is “pushing some really important messages with it.”“Playing a character like Cole, it means so much to me. There’s an amazing sense of nervous responsibility in a very good way,” said Gruter-Andrew, 17, who lives in Vancouver.“It just feels really good to be able to represent those who feel like they might not be heard or who are going through the same things that Cole is going through and being able to relate to Cole.”Exploring the BogMeanwhile, Anne’s schoolmate Gilbert is working on a steamship alongside Sebastian, a Trinidadian sailor, played by Canadian actor Dalmar Abuzeid.Walley-Beckett said she wanted to put Gilbert on the steamship in order for him to have a bigger perspective of the world.It’s not really taught in schools and most people don’t know about it.— Moira Walley-BeckettIn researching about Canada and P.E.I. in the Victorian era, Walley-Beckett and her team discovered the Bog, which was a community just outside of Charlottetown mostly populated by freed slaves and immigrants.“It’s not really taught in schools and most people don’t know about it and we determined that we absolutely wanted to make it part of our story,” she said, “and it’s been really relevant to our story and really cool to bring it to life with historical accuracy.”Walley-Beckett said she tried to make the Sebastian storyline as historically accurate as possible and hired Shernold Edwards, whose family is from Trinidad, to help write it.“There’s an opportunity to provide a platform for greater conversations,” said Walley-Beckett, who has an all-female writers room that is diverse in terms of race and sexuality.“It’s exciting to me to think that multi-generations of families are going to sit down and discuss this subject matter, and that it’s being presented in an accessible way full of kindness and forgiveness and empathy and compassion.”by Victoria Ahearn | The Canadian Press Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Anne and her friends return to CBC-TV this weekend. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
New Delhi: Acting as a profession may be associated with stardom, money, glamour and glitz, but Aditya Roy Kapoor says it is an “unsure” space to be in as it is impossible for an artiste to prepare a road map to success. Aditya, 33, who started his journey as a VJ and went on to feature in supporting roles until his breakthrough in “Aashiqui 2”, believes an actor is out of job once the film is wrapped. “As an actor technically when you are off a film, you are out of a job. An actor goes from job to job. By virtue, acting is an unsure profession. You generally can’t have a road map as an actor. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “It is impossible to decide where will you be in about five years. I don’t know where I will be in five months from now. And I believe that is what keeps us on our toes and excited,” the actor told PTI in an interview. Getting opportunities to showcase one’s acting talent, especially post failures, is hard, but Aditya says it is important to not put the actors in a spot as filmmaking is a team effort. “If a film does not do well there is a certain period when you do feel low. It affects you because you put in a lot of effort. Everybody in the team puts a lot of energy. But again films are a collective process. It is not one person’s victory or one person’s failure. It is important to keep that in consideration,” he adds. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna The actor, whose last two solo outings — “Fitoor” and “Ok Jaanu” — did not strike a right chord with the audience, says his love for the craft helps him in bouncing back. “What keeps me going is the desire to do it again. Acting is something I love doing. Failure of a film doesn’t diminish my love for acting. An opportunity to work with a new director, a new script keeps me excited. “I believe one is not going to get anywhere by sitting and planning too much. The point is to keep doing and what will happen will happen,” he adds. Aditya is looking forward to the release Dharma Productions’ pre-Independence set love story “Kalank”. The actor says he accepted the role of Dev because he had never worked in a period drama. “The setting of the film was very different from what I had done in the past. I was excited about it but also fearful as I was initially not sure about what I need to bring to the role in this kind of setting. “Trying to imagine yourself as someone who is born in a completely different era was challenging. Dev, as a character, made me feel I was in an uncharted territory which is nice for an actor. I felt nicely unsure on this film,” he says. The actor is currently working on “Malang” directed by Mohit Suri and Anurag Basu’s untitled anthology series, which features him opposite Sanya Malhotra. “I never planned this spate of work. I just happened to be in a position where these films came to me. I am really excited about the work I am doing now. I am working with the directors I admire. So saying yes to these films was a no-brainer.” Aditya has also signed on to star in “Sadak 2” alongside “Kalank” co-stars Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt. “Kalank”, directed by Abhishek Varman and also featuring Madhuri Dixit Nene, and Varun Dhawan, releases Wednesday.
Sears Canada’s plan to pay out millions in bonuses to keep execs and key staff on board while not paying severance to laid-off workers is being met with shock and disbelief.“It definitely should not go to them,” said Marinella Gonzalez, who worked as a planner at the retailer’s head office for 18 years before getting laid off in June with no severance.“This situation happened because of mismanagement, and it should not be the workers that have to pay for that.”Gonzalez said more needs to be done to protect and prioritize worker rights when companies get into trouble.“This is not the Canadian way…. To be treated in this way is absolutely unacceptable. I think our government needs to step in and these corporations need to smarten up.”Ken Eady, who spent 30 years at Sears before retiring, said news of the bonuses while not paying severances was just the latest development in a terrible situation.“To see people being paid what might be millions of dollars in bonuses for staying seems so out of balance and so unreasonable that it’s beyond the pale,” said Eady, who now works to protect the pensions of retired Sears employees at the independent SCRG retiree association.Sears Canada got court permission on Thursday to pay $9.2 million in retention bonuses as part of a compromise with retired employees that will see the company continue making some benefit and pension payments until Sept. 30.The retailer had initially asked the court for permission to immediately halt payments for pension, health and dental benefits for laid off employees, retirees and surviving spouses due to a severe cash crunch.Justice Glenn Hainey wrote in his approval of the $9.2 million in payments that the details should remain confidential. But the company estimated when it sought court protection in June that it would need to pay $7.6 million for key employees at head office and $1.6 million for managers of stores that are scheduled to be closed under the restructuring.Sears Canada spokesman Joel Shaffer said the payments are common during the creditor protection process, and are designed to keep key employees motivated with performance indicators and incentives to successfully close stores.He said the payments are designed to support the best possible outcome for the business and stakeholders, and that the situation could worsen without them.Along with approving the deal between the company and former employees, Hainey also gave Sears Canada the green light to immediately proceed with reaching out to potential buyers while it’s under court protection from its creditors.Sears Canada shocked many employees when it announced in June that it planned to close 59 locations across the country and cut approximately 2,900 jobs, without severance, while under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.Employment lawyer Susan Ursel, whose firm represents more than 17,000 non-unionized former and current employees, said Thursday they continue to push for temporary hardship fund for those who are in dire need of cash and health benefits.
The Ministry said that steps have also been taken to pay compensation to those affected by the incident and also rebuild the shops and mosque damaged in the incident.A mob had attacked a Muslim shop over allegations that some pills had mixed with the food. The mob later attacked a mosque and other property. (Colombo Gazette) There have also been complaints that the report filed in court related to the incident was misleading. The Law and order Ministry says it has taken note of some concerns raised related to the recent incident in Ampara.According to the Law and Order Ministry, there have been complaints that the law was not fully implemented when the incident took place. The Law and Order Ministry, which comes under Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, said that the Batticaloa range Police DIG has been instructed to conduct a comprehensive investigation on the incident.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence are expected to discuss Huawei in a meeting in Ottawa today.Five EyesCanada, the U.K. and New Zealand are still deciding what to do about Huawei while Australia has banned the firm from 5G. In the U.S., President Donald Trump is moving to restrict Huawei from doing business with American companies. “If Trump calls me, ‘I may not answer’: Huawei founder defiant in storm that threatens his company’s survival” is locked If Trump calls me, ‘I may not answer’: Huawei founder defiant in storm that threatens his company’s survival U.S. ‘not ready’ to make a trade deal with China, Trump says Nokia in talks to sell 5G gear to telcos as decision on Huawei looms Huawei has repeatedly stated it’s an independent company and that its technologies are secure. Executives have invited doubting parties to inspect their network and codes.For Lind, the facts surrounding Huawei’s threat to Canada’s communications are “pretty evident.” He referred to the arrest of the firm’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver last year, saying that the Chinese government’s deep interest in her release shows how close they are to the firm.Company analysts have predicted that a ban on Huawei from 5G core networks is likely, adding that it would pose little or no threat to existing carriers’ short-term spending plans. Rogers does not have Huawei in its 5G equipment, partnering with Ericsson AB instead.Rogers competitors Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. do use Huawei equipment though have not yet selected their 5G vendors. Telus came out in defence of Huawei earlier this year, saying that the Chinese equipment maker has been good for Canada and a ban could potentially add to 5G costs and delay its roll-out.Bloomberg.com Huawei Technologies Co. poses too big of a threat to Canada and should be banned from its 5G network, according to the vice chairman of Rogers Communications Inc.While Huawei is cheaper and sophisticated compared with other alternatives, its close relationship to the Chinese government is troubling, Philip Lind said. The company would be obliged to do the government’s bidding, he said.The idea of Huawei controlling, or potentially controlling our communication system in Canada is crazyPhilip Lind “The idea of Huawei controlling, or potentially controlling our communication system in Canada is crazy,” Lind said in a TV interview with BNN Bloomberg. “I don’t think they should be allowed to.”The Canadian government is still mulling whether to ban Huawei from its 5G telecommunications system due to potential security challenges. No deadline has been made on the ruling though its Five Eyes intelligence allies remain divided on the issue.
At a press conference in New York, Kjell Magne Bondevik, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Humanitarian Envoy for the Horn of Africa, stressed how important it was for people not to forget what was happening in the Horn of Africa despite the various other global flashpoints, including Afghanistan and Darfur.“My main message today to you is that the crisis at the Horn of Africa is not over; despite relief in some areas as the result of the recent rainy season, the overall humanitarian situation in the Horn continues to be of concern,” he said.“We estimate about 8 million people at the Horn to be in need of humanitarian assistance, mainly of course food and water, and 15 million are at risk in the five countries covered by my mandate, which is Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti.”He went on to say that in some districts of Kenya 30 per cent of the children are malnourished, highlighting also that the overall region has suffered droughts in four of the last six years.“I want to state that it is so important that the international community is aware of the situation, that they will contribute more economically so we can run our programmes. We are in need of support, the crisis is not over, the rain is of course helping but it came too late and too little to avoid a crisis.”He also pointed to a link between the immediate humanitarian relief on the one hand, and the medium and longer term development objects on the other. People of the region must be prepared to respond to new droughts “in a better way than they have done,” he said, adding that “of course the main responsibility are on the authorities of these countries themselves.”Mr. Bondevik, a former Norwegian Prime Minister, was appointed to the UN post in February and last month wrapped up a trip to the five countries, during which he made several visits to the field to see first-hand the impact of the recurrent droughts. In early April the UN launched an appeal requesting $443 million in assistance for the region.
The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from July 9 to 13.All are open for the University community to attend.Child and Youth Studies MA thesis defence Child and Youth Studies student Tauhid Kahn will defend the thesis, “Young Men’s Experiences and Views of Sex Education in Bangladesh: A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis,” on Thursday, July 12 at noon in WH 147. The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Michael Kehler, External Examiner (University of Calgary); Rebecca Raby, Supervisor; Shauna Pomerantz, Graduate Program Director; and Tom O’Neill, Committee Member.
Lots of news in this edition from Cía. de Minas Buenaventura in Peru, which is making progress at its Trapiche copper project and Tantahuatay gold project. It is also expanding its silver, lead and zinc mine, Uchucchacua. Rio Tinto continues its relentless expansion in iron ore with approval of a $475 million project to increase the Iron Ore Company of Canada’s (IOC) annual production of iron ore concentrate. There is also an update on the company’s prefeasibility and feasibility studies at La Granja (copper) in Peru.ZincOx Resources plc and its partner Ansan Wikfs (Jabal Salab) have completed the financing of Jabal Salab’s zinc oxide mine in Yemen, details of which were announced in January 2008. This is the first large scale mining project to be developed in Yemen.The Mongolian government has delivered the official mining license certificate to QGX for the development of an open-pit mining operation at its tungsten-molybdenum project at Undur Tsagaan, eastern Mongolia.Among the expansions in this issue, BHP Billiton has approved the Douglas-Middelburg Optimisation (DMO) project, with an expected capital investment of $975 million. The DMO project scope includes using reserves across the Douglas and Middelburg Mine Services (MMS) collieries and development of new mining areas with low strip ratio coal.Lihir Gold is to proceed with a major upgrade of its Lihir Island operations in Papua New Guinea, lifting gold production capacity to approximately 1 Moz/y from 2011.Codelco has submitted an EIS to environmental regulator Conama for a $300 million project to expand the mining areas of the Radomiro Tomic mine in Chile’s region II.Dundee Precious Metals and the Bulgarian Government have entered into an agreement-in-principle concerning the proposed expansion of the Chelopech copper-gold mine.There is of course much, much more within the latest project news from around the world.To receive the full 30+ page report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTTON), or contact email@example.com for a free trial copy.
In its latest results, Russian iron ore and steel major Metalloinvest says state works company Glavgosexpertiza has provided a positive assessment of a cyclical and continuous transportation system project at its Lebedinsky iron ore mine (LGOK). The detailed engineering, design, mining and preparatory works are ongoing. To finance this project, the company signed an agreement with Crédit Agricole CIB for a 12-year loan in the amount of €72 million, which is guaranteed by export credit agency Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft (Germany). The funds will be allocated to purchase equipment from TAKRAF GmbH (Germany). The Company has also developed technical solutions for a comprehensive development of premium products at LGOK.In addition, as part of the development of the open-pit iron ore mine Mikhailovsky (MGOK), work continues on the construction of a crushing and conveyor facility. Glavgosexpertiza provided a positive assessment of the conveyor on the south-eastern side of the quarry, where the supply of equipment and construction and installation works are ongoing. For the conveyor on the north-eastern side of the quarry, an agreement was signed for the execution of design and exploration works. Work is underway to agree a contract for the supply of equipment. About 6% of the capital expenditure for 2018 was used to finance this development project.The IPCC system at Lebedinsky GOK will expand the mine’s capacity to 55 Mt/y and is scheduled for completion by the second quarter of 2020. The second agreement of intent to collaborate also concerns the supply of an IPCC system with the goal of expanding the Mikhailovsky GOK’s mine capacity to 35 Mt/y and is scheduled for completion by the first quarter of 2022.The expansion and efficiency improvements implemented at these mines will enable METALLOINVEST to continue to extract high quality and easily-beneficiated iron ore with a view to ensuring the long-term and sustainable production of required high-quality iron-ore concentrate. The capital and operational costs of a mine directly depend on the material’s transportation system and the implementation of an IPCC system at both mines allows for a substantial decrease in iron ore production and transport costs through significant efficiency improvements and the down-sizing of mine fleets.
An unconfirmed photo has surfaced, claiming to be of a new edition of the iPad 3. There’s no need to hold onto your socks, though. This picture shows one and only one difference from the iPad 3 that everyone has come to know and love: the Lightning port. This is the same connector that was introduced with the iPhone 5.It is expected that this refresh will contain very minor updates, both with hardware and software. Obviously, for the next several months all the real attention will be turned toward the iPad Mini, which is expected to be revealed at a highly touted Apple event tomorrow, October 23.It is at that very event that the new full-size iPad is also expected to make its presence known. The news will likely be swept under the rugs of most major news outlets, but it does give Apple the enviable position of being able to have two “brand new” tablet products on the market in time for the holiday shopping season.The new 9.7-inch iPads are expected to retain the same price as the current models, ranging from $499 to $699 for the WiFi models and $629 to $829 for those equipped with high-speed LTE mobile data.As for the price of the iPad Mini, that remains anyone’s guess, though many estimates peg it around a $250 to $300 sweet spot.Just in case all that isn’t enough for you, it’s also rumored that tomorrow’s event will be a launching pad for an entirely new slate of Mac computers, including ones that use the iPad’s heralded Retina Display technology.In other words, tomorrow is a big day. Get ready for it.Apple.Pro (Facebook page), via 9to5mac
Des problèmes d’incompatibilités avec les cartes Free MobileD’après de nombreux messages postés sur des forums, les clients Free mobile subiraient des “dysfonctionnements” avec leurs cartes SIM. En cause, une nouvelle génération de carte avec une technologie différente. Mais la situation reste confuse.Les forums croulent sous les témoignages de clients Free Mobile qui n’arrivent pas à faire fonctionner leur nouvelle carte SIM Free avec leur ancien téléphone. Selon les témoignages, certaines cartes seraient en effet incompatibles avec certains modèles de smartphones, qui afficheraient alors “carte sim non compatible avec le téléphone”. Mais chaque cas est pour l’instant particulier, et Free Mobile n’a encore fait aucun commentaire pour éclaircir la situation. Comme le note itespresso.fr, les cartes à problèmes seraient celles de “nouvelles génération”, nommée cartes UICC pour Universal Integrated Circuit Card. “C’est l’alimentation électrique de cette mémoire flash à portes NAND et du microcontrôleur embarqué dans les cartes qui serait à l’origine du problème”, avance quant à lui le site Silicon.fr. Il semble que les cartes de nouvelle génération soient alimentées en électricité avec une tension de 5 volts alors que les anciennes sont alimentées en 3 volts. D’où la pagaille semée quand Free livre à la fois des cartes anciennes et nouvelles générations. Ces nouvelles cartes ont pour intérêt d’introduire la compatibilité avec les services sans contact (protocole NFC) et d’intégrer davantage de mémoire Flash (250 numéros enregistrables dans ce cas contre seulement 20 avec l’ancienne SIM). Ainsi, elles n’arriveraient pas à faire fonctionner certains modèles et notamment les iPhone 4S, pourtant très récents si l’on en croit les messages postés. Néanmoins, pas moyen de lister les téléphones compatibles, ils peuvent aussi bien être sous Android que sous iOs, être récents ou vieux.Le 13 février 2012 à 15:50 • Maxime Lambert
We just couldn’t wait until August 31. Preview our co-lab collection with legendary Kim Gordon today: https://t.co/EYjXdTHiAF pic.twitter.com/pz0j6EiRTL— & Other Stories (@andotherstories) August 23, 2017Coco Gordon Moore, Gordon’s daughter, inspired her vision and serves as the model for the fashion line’s look book. Gordon found further inspiration in simple words and pronouns.”I decided to do pronouns because I like the idea of a word, and the sense of drama surrounding it,” Gordon told Vogue of the metallic word designs. “Thinking of a word can create an atmosphere, and there’s a certain mystery about it. The screen printing makes the pieces feel more crafted and one-of-a-kind.”The full collection will be available to purchase Aug. 31.DJ Khaled Donates Clothing To Benefit EducationRead more Kim Gordon Has A New Clothing Line kim-gordon-branches-out-new-fashion-line Facebook News Twitter Email Kim Gordon Branches Out With New Fashion Line Former Sonic Youth rocker branches out for her own hand-painted clothing line with & Other Stories Renee FabianGRAMMYs Aug 23, 2017 – 6:26 pm Since her days with famed indie-rock band Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon has traded in her bass for a designer’s table with various forays into the world of fashion.Gordon has now teamed with the clothing retailer & Other Stories to create a unique line of clothing, including shirts, sweatshirts, scarves, and necklaces. Each item has been hand-painted by Gordon and emblazoned with short phrases such as “Her” and “The Other.”
Prabhas in SaahoTwitterPrabhas, who is currently busy promoting his upcoming movie Saaho, has announced to select some fans to meet them personally and also greet through a unique social activity from his Instagram account on Tuesday, August 27.Telugu superstar Prabhas is one of the most popular actors in Indian cinema and the massive success of Baahubali has made him one among the internationally-acclaimed actor. Today, he enjoys a huge fan following across the globe with many dying to meet him personally and have selfie or video with him.His promising role, action sequences and dialogue delivery in Saaho is giving his fans chills and they are eagerly waiting to watch the movie, which is scheduled for worldwide release on August 30. As a part of its promotion, he recently visited five cities across the country and interacted with his fans as well as media.The makers of Saaho announced yesterday that Prabhas would have a surprise for his fans today. They tweeted, “A surprise from darling #Prabhas for all the die hard fans tomorrow at 10 AM on his instagram. Stay tuned! #Saaho in cinemas from 30th Aug worldwide! #30AugWithSaaho #5DaysForSaaho.”Prabhas is now set to steal everyone’s hearts by announcing a personal meeting and greeting with his fans. The Baahubali actor took to his Instagram handle and shared, “Hi Darlings, you want to meet me. Just find Saaho poster, click a selfie and tag me on Instagram. I will choose the winners personally.”His fans just couldn’t contain their excitement after hearing this announcement made by Prabhas himself. They have flooded the comments section in expressing their excitement towards meeting their favourite actor who means everything to them. The fans are already gearing up to not miss out on this golden opportunity.It’s the right balance maintained by Prabhas with his humble personality off-screen as well as a dynamic one on the screen, making him the most desirable star among all his fans. After receiving love and support from his fans from across the nation for doing a commendable job in Baahubali franchise, he has won over his fans’ hearts once again with his most anticipated film Saaho, which features him as a cop.After seeing the trailer of Saaho, fans have high regards for Prabhas’s terrific acting and performing action stunts like a no man’s job. They just can’t wait for the movie release any more to appreciate the actor’s hard work. After the release of Saaho, he is next joining hands with director Radha Krishna Kumar of Jil fame. The working title of the movie is ‘Amour’ along with Pooja Hegde.