Roma join Kean chase?

first_imgRoma are reportedly ready to join the chase for Everton forward Moise Kean, as the link back to Serie A is getting stronger. The 19-year-old has had a tough start at Everton, who might be looking to loan him back to Italy in January – with Sampdoria and Milan already mentioned as possible suitors for the Italy international. Now, the Corriere dello Sport is reporting that Gianluca Petrachi would like to bring Kean to the Italian capital, bringing him closer to his friend and previous Azzurrini teammate Nicolo Zaniolo. They have both climbed into the senior squad through their performances, but Kean was not called up for the last two Azzurri matches in the Euro 2020 qualifiers after turning up late to team meetings. Everton might be ready to loan out the Italian striker this January, as he is yet to score for the Toffees after his €33m move from Juventus last summer. Roma are short on forward options after injuries to Nikola Kalinic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Israel slams Argentina football cancellation, Palestinians joyful

first_img\R Jerusalem, Jun 6 (AFP) Israel lashed out today at Argentina’s national football team over the cancellation of a pre-World Cup friendly in Jerusalem, as Palestinians celebrated the decision after protesting the game.The Israeli embassy in Argentina yesterday announced the “suspension” of Saturday’s match with its national team, citing what it called “threats and provocations” against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.The sold-out game in Jerusalem was hotly opposed by Palestinians, who claim the eastern part of the city, annexed by Israel, as the capital of their future state.The status of the holy city has come even more sharply into focus since US President Donald Trump recognised it as Israel’s capital. Israel considers Jerusalem its “indivisible” capital.”It’s a shame that Argentina’s footballing nobility did not withstand the pressure from Israeli-hating inciters,” Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote on Twitter.He said the sole aim of opponents of the Jerusalem game was “to strike at our basic right to self-defence and to bring about the destruction of Israel”.The Palestinian Football Federation — which had urged Messi not to take part — welcomed the scrapping of the game, insisting sport should not “be a tool for politicians and for political extortion”.Israeli media said that late yesterday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Argentine President Mauricio Macri, with whom he has good relations, in an effort to save the match but that Macri had said he was unable to intervene.Netanyahu is currently visiting Europe and his office could not immediately confirm the reports.advertisementIsraeli daily Yisrael Hayom, considered close to Netanyahu, expressed ire with its front-page headline: “They surrendered to terrorism: The game against Argentina has been cancelled.” Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said before confirmation of the game’s cancellation that he believed his country’s players had been reluctant to travel to Israel for the match.”As far as I know, the players of the national team were not willing to play the game,” Faurie said.The status of Jerusalem, always a key sticking point in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, surged back to centre-stage when Trump tore up decades of US policy to recognise it as Israel’s capital in December.The US shifted its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem in May on the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel in a move met with condemnation from the Palestinians.At the same time, Israel has faced fierce criticism over its use of of lethal force against Palestinian protesters on the Gaza Strip border with the Jewish state.Israeli troops have shot dead at least 125 Gazans since March 30, during protests and clashes along the border over the return of Palestinians to land they fled or were expelled from during the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation.Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli last week aired misgivings about having to travel to Israel, noting he preferred to remain in Barcelona, where the team is holding its pre-World Cup training camp.”From a sporting point of view, I would have preferred to play in Barcelona,” Sampaoli said.On Sunday, Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub urged Messi not to play in the game in Jerusalem and called on fans to burn shirts bearing his name if he did.Rajoub told journalists he had written to Argentina’s government asking that Messi not take part in the June 9 friendly.”This match has become a political tool,” he said.”The Israeli government is trying to give it political significance by insisting it be held in Jerusalem.” The World Cup kicks off in Russia on June 14, with Messi looking to inspire Argentina to victory. Israel’s national team has not qualified for the tournament. (AFP) KUNKUNlast_img read more

Maritime Museum Hosts Model LEGO Display

first_imgThe Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will display an extraordinary model train and town built entirely out of LEGO. Beginning Saturday, Dec. 16, the 16 feet by 6 feet interactive model, created by members of NovaLUG (Nova Scotia LEGO Users Group), will be on display until January 2007. The display features sections of the city’s waterfront, including the museum and many other recognizable Halifax landmarks. This special holiday exhibit also features a scavenger hunt around the miniature replica town. The Maritime Museum is located at 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax.last_img

Bank of Canada deputy governor says trade uncertainty restraining investment

first_imgQUEBEC – A senior Bank official says uncertainty on the trade front is a factor restraining business investment.Deputy governor Sylvain Leduc says the central bank expects business investment to increase, but not as much as it could without this uncertainty.In announcing that it would keep its key interest rate on hold this week, the Bank of Canada dropped a reference to remaining “cautious.” Economists interpreted the change as a hawkish signal suggesting that the next interest rate hike may be sooner rather than later.However, the central bank also noted that ongoing uncertainty about trade policies was dampening global business investment and noted that stresses are developing in some emerging market economies.Leduc’s speech came after an announcement by the United States earlier today that it would impose tariffs on Canadian, Mexican and European Union steel and aluminium as of midnight tonight. Canada, Mexico and Europe were exempted from import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum when they were first imposed in March, but those exemptions expire Friday.The U.S. decision came as North American Free Trade Agreement talks continue.last_img read more

ROBERT LEPAGE CANCELS CONTROVERSIAL KANATA PROJECT AFTER COPRODUCERS WITHDRAW

first_imgMONTREAL—Quebec stage director Robert Lepage says he’s cancelling the upcoming stage show Kanata after North American co-producers withdrew their interest in the project.In a statement on Thursday, Lepage and his production company Ex-Machina say they are nixing planned presentations in Paris due to a lack of financial support.Lepage and Paris theatre director Ariane Mnouchkine met for nearly six hours last week with more than 30 members of the Indigenous community who had previously signed an open letter in Le Devoir denouncing the production. Twitter Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Canadian playwright says he’s cancelling the upcoming stage show “Kanata” after North American co-producers withdrew their interest in the project. (SEAN KILPATRICK / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO) Advertisement In the statement, the renowned Quebec impresario and the company say a broader, calmer discussion needs to be had on cultural appropriation and the right to free artistic expression.Lepage and Ex-Machina says they won’t comment further on the cancellation. Login/Register With: It was slated to be performed in December by French acting troupe Theatre du Soleil, but it now won’t go ahead due to a lack of funds.The show, which claims to explore Canada’s history “through the lens of the relationship between white and Aboriginal Peoples,” did not include any Indigenous actors.last_img read more

PUNDITS PANEL – APRIL 21 2011

first_imgAPTN National NewsDr. Pamela Palmater, Chair of Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, Rick Harp of mediaINDIGENA and Jim Bell, editor of Nunatsiaq News, join Host/Producer Cheryl McKenzie in studio to discuss the latest from the campaign trail.last_img

Toronto woman hit and killed by train haunted by miscarriage

first_imgBy Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsA demon followed Terra Gardner.A whisper in the ear to remind her.It was her dark passenger.It wasn’t the drinking.But it drove her to drink.The 27-year-old First Nations woman was haunted by the memory of losing twins in term up until her untimely death last Tuesday in Toronto.“It devastated her,” said Gardner’s mother Gin Gardner. “That’s why she drank.”Gardner, 18 at the time, had a miscarriage during the first trimester. It spun her out of control and eventually spat her out on to the streets of Toronto that she’d call home, on and off, for the last several years.She died there when a freight train hit and killed her.Police said they don’t expect foul play.Gin Gardner said she’s been told the investigation is ongoing and police are leaning towards either a death by misadventure or suicide.But others have questioned the timing of the death because Gardner was a Crown witness in an upcoming murder trial and had been receiving death threats.She was called a rat and, on the streets, it’s the last thing a person wants to be labeled. That alone can be a death sentence.Gardner had already testified in April at the preliminary trial of Blake Paul, who is charged with second-degree murder of Leo Buswa in 2010.“She had called one night and said she had to testify and I said what do you mean testify? She said ‘I’m involved in this murder trial. I don’t want to talk but police said I have to talk and people are calling me a rat,’” Gin Gardner recalled. “I can only say she was scared (but) nobody took her seriously.”Because she was known to drink on the street, Gardner was worried for her safety and ability to defend herself in case people making the death threats followed through said Gin Gardner.It was one of many calls Gardner would make to her mom over the years looking for guidance.“She would call home with problems and we’d try our best to solve them,” she said, adding she tried to in vain to get Gardner into Alcoholics Anonymous. “We’ve been doing nothing but being there for her.”Originally from Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, located 40 km east of Fort Frances, Ont., Gardner lived with family members on a different First Nation from three to 11-years-old when Gin Gardnier got her back.While away from her mother, Gardner suffered abuse at the hands of family members.There was a lot of healing during Gardner’s adolescent and teenage years.Losing her children destroyed any progress she may have made.“Terra was on a healing journey and we alongside her. She was finding her way and place in the world,” said her mom who still lives on Nigigoonsiminikaaning. “We thought we had all the time in the world.”In a 2011 interview, Gardner described being homeless and not drinking until she had a “bad experience.”“So I started drinking like really bad,” she said.Gin Gardner said at the time she was also suicidal.Recently she made Gardner a crazy quilt but she didn’t like the colours.”She said ‘it’s really pretty, but I don’t like it. No offence,’” said Gin Gardner with a laugh.She was in the process of making her a purple quilt.She had planned to give it to Gardner at Christmas.Now, when she’s done she plans to bury it.kjackson@aptn.caTwitter: @afixedaddresslast_img read more

Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Morocco: official

first_imgANKARA – A Turkish Airlines plane en route to Sao Paulo made an emergency landing in Morocco Sunday after a bomb warning, an airline official told AFP.The plane landed at Casablanca Airport after taking off from Istanbul, the official told AFP.“The security check is underway in the plane. When completed, it will resume its journey to Sao Paulo,” the official said on condition of anonymity. “The plane is in Terminal 3, isolated, and a search is underway. ”  Media reports in Morocco also said bomb disposal experts were searching the A340-type plane carrying 229 passengers.But Turkish media said an unclaimed tablet computer had been found in the passenger cabin, sparking the bomb threat procedures.last_img

Bosnian Muslim army chief facing trial at UN war crimes tribunal

Three judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), sitting in The Hague, are hearing the trial of Rasim Delić, who served as Commander of the Main Staff of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina from June 1993 until September 2005.Mr. Delić, 58, is charged, on the basis of his command responsibility, for murder, cruel treatment and rape committed by his subordinate forces.The charges include that he failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to punish those soldiers who executed captured Bosnian Croat civilians and soldiers in two villages in Travnik municipality in central Bosnia.He also stands accused of failing to prevent the torture, beatings and murders – including a decapitation – committed by subordinates at Kamenica Camp, a detention centre for captured Bosnian Serb soldiers in central Bosnia.In the most notorious murder, the decapitation of a Bosnian Serb soldier in July 1995, other prisoners were forced to kiss the severed head, which was later placed on a hook on the wall of the room where the prisoners were being held.Mr. Delić is also charged over the rape by his subordinates of three women at Kamenica Camp.The ICTY expects the prosecution case will include 55 witnesses and take about 40 trial days to complete. 9 July 2007The former head of Bosnian Muslim forces during the Balkan wars of the 1990s went on trial today at the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on charges that include murder, rape and torture. read more

UNESCO meeting debates Palestinian membership and greater focus on Africa

7 October 2011The Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has concluded its latest session during which it debated a Palestinian membership request and approved a programme to strengthen its presence in Africa and other proposed reforms. The Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has concluded its latest session during which it debated a Palestinian membership request and approved a programme to strengthen its presence in Africa and other proposed reforms.The Board, which is made up of 58 Member States each serving a four-year term, on Wednesday voted on the request for Palestinian membership. Forty 40 members voted in favour of admission, four against, and there were 14 abstentions.The Board’s recommendation for admission will now be submitted to UNESCO’s General Conference, which will run from 26 October to 10 November, where it requires a two-thirds majority vote to take effect.The 58 members, whose 187th session ended yesterday, also approved proposals to reform and reinforce UNESCO’s action in Africa through a strengthened network of field offices, which the Director-General, Irina Bokova, has stressed on several occasions as a priority.“I am determined to focus on the Priority Africa programme so that it becomes an effective instrument for developing education, for giving young people the tools with which to find jobs, and for giving recognition to African culture,” said Ms. Bokova.The Board also discussed the future of the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences. Members decided unanimously to establish a working group to undertake further consultations and conclude the issue by the spring of next year.UNESCO last year suspended the prize named after the President of Equatorial Guinea, pending the outcome of ongoing consultations among all parties concerned.The prize was created in 2008 with the intention of rewarding the projects and activities of individuals, institutions or other entities for research that improves the quality of human life. It was meant to be an annual accolade, with up to three laureates chosen each year and granted $300,000 between them.Representatives of some countries, however, accused the Government of Mr. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has been in power since 1979, of widespread human rights abuses and said UNESCO should not agree to award such a prize.The Board examined proposals for UNESCO’s 2012-2013 budget, and recommended a ceiling of $650 million. If adopted by the General Conference, it would represent zero nominal growth from the current biennium.It also adopted a proclamation on establishing a World Radio Day and an International Jazz Day to be celebrated on 13 February and 30 April respectively. read more

Lalith Weeratunga appears before Police SIU

Former Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga, appeared before the Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) today.He was asked to appear to record a statement over the irregular purchase of vehicles to the Secretariat when Mahinda Rajapaksa was President.

Vandals wreck Long Point cottage

LONG POINT – Police advise residents in resort communities to watch out for each other’s property after vandals destroyed the interior of a cottage in Long Point in recent days.The property is located at 82 Old Cut Blvd. Sometime between mid-July and Monday, someone broke in and ripped up the cottage’s interior. As well, a boat with motor in an adjoining boat house was sunk in Long Point Bay.The damage is so bad that owner Edward Dirse isn’t considering repairs. He will either level the cottage and sell the lot or level the cottage and build a new one.“It was targeted once before,” Dirse said at the scene Wednesday. “I wrote it off as kids partying. Now it’s happened again, and they seriously trashed it.”There is damage throughout the interior.This includes broken windows and glass doors, torn up floor boards, a destroyed bed, a bathroom with all fixtures smashed, broken furniture, and gouge marks in the ceiling from what may have been an axe. The walls were also kicked in.The Tilbury craft in the boat house had a motor attached. The motor has been taken to a mechanic to determine if it can be salvaged. A fire extinguisher from the house was emptied in the boat house. Fishing gear was also stolen.“The strange thing is no one heard anything,” Dirse said.The Dirse family is busy this time of year on their farm in Walsingham. Family members were away from the cottage for two weeks and only discovered the damage on Monday.“The OPP want to remind all community residents that – if they observe any suspicious activity – to please contact police immediately,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.Old Cut Boulevard is densely packed with cottages. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of 82 Old Cut Blvd. in recent days is asked to share it with the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122.Information can also be shared with Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk at 1-800-222-8477. Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Plasticbusting fungi may help tackle pollution climate change UN Environment

According to the first-ever State of the World’s Fungi report, Scientists at London’s Kew Botanical Gardens reported that these organisms have the potential to break down waste plastic – an important advance in a world where momentum is building to reverse the toxic tide of plastic that is killing marine life and polluting the ocean.Every year, at least eight million metric tonnes of plastic end up in the sea, sometimes decomposing into tiny microplastics that make their way into our food chain.Senior Kew Gardens Scientist Ilia Leitch, said that other fungi and microorganisms are also being explored for their potential to degenerate different types of plastic, explaining that “by understanding how the fungi break down these bonds and what the optimal conditions are, you can then increase the speed at which they do it.”In the meantime, the Kew Gardens report showcases the kind of pioneering thought that will be at the heart of the fourth UN Environment Assembly next March, on “innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production.”Noting that there may be as many as 3.8 million fungal species, with only 144,000 named, the authors – a team of some 100 scientists from 18 countries – argue that further research into these organisms could provide answers to some of humanity’s greatest challenges.The report spells out that advances in their agricultural applications could translate into improved food security, environmental sustainability and increased production revenues.In addition to recycling nutrients and helping crops to grow efficiently, fungi also provide compounds that produce antibiotics, immune-suppressants and statins that block cholesterol-producing liver enzyme action.According to UN Environment (UNEP), there is mounting evidence that climate change is affecting the ranges of species and biodiversity in ways that are still not comprehendible. Fungi themselves are also under threat, particularly in high latitudes areas where average temperatures continue to rise, such as the Arctic. These changes are already affecting fungi reproduction, geographic distributions and activity, with possible knock-on effects for our ecosystems.“Species react differently to climate change, which disrupts the delicate interaction between them,” says Niklas Hagelberg, a UNEP climate change and ecosystems expert.“This further complicates conservation; we need to quickly add climate change to our ecosystem management effort.”Ahead of next year’s assembly, UNEP is urging people to “think beyond and live within,” a motto that is aimed at tackling environmental challenges and assuring a prosperous future – that may include a role for fungi, that was unthinkable just a few years ago. read more

Thesis defences — March 4 to 8

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from March 4 to 8.All are open for the University community to attend.Applied Disability Studies MA thesis defenceApplied Disability Studies student Catherine McHugh will defend the thesis “A Comparison of Modified Food Chaining and Simultaneous Presentation plus Nonremoval of the Spoon for the Treatment of Food Selectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” on Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. in TH 150.The examination committee includes Shauna Pomerantz, Chair; Kathryn Peterson, External Examiner (Assistant Professor in the University of Nebraska Medical Center); Kimberley Zonneveld, Supervisor; Maurice Feldman, Graduate Program Director and Committee Member; and Ivy Chong, Committee Member.

The beginning of the end for coal

first_img18 July 2007Citigroup downgrades the stocks of Peabody Energy, Arch Coal and Foundation Coal Holdings, prominent US coal companies. The decision reflects the growing uncertainty surrounding coal’s future in the US. 30 January 2008Citing escalating costs, the Bush administration pulls the plug on federal funding for FutureGen, a joint project with 13 utilities and coal companies to build a demonstration coal-fired power plant that captures and sequesters carbon. 18 August 2007After opposing new coal-fired power in Nevada, US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that he is opposed to building coal-fired power plants anywhere. 4 February 2008Investment banks Morgan Stanley, Citi, and J.P. Morgan Chase announce that any future lending for coal-fired power plants will be contingent on the utilities demonstrating economic viability under future carbon costs. Demonstrating economic viability would require speculation of future costs, imposing a risk on the investment. 30 May 2007Progress Energy, an energy company serving approximately 3.1 million customers in the Southeast, announces a two-year moratorium on the construction of new coal-fired power plants. “What began as a few local ripples of resistance to coal-fired power plants is quickly evolving into a national tidal wave of opposition from environmental, health, farm, and community organisations as well as leading climate scientists and state governments. Growing concern over pending legislation to regulate carbon emissions is creating uncertainty in financial markets. Leading financial groups are now downgrading coal stocks and requiring utilities seeking funding for coal plants to include a cost for carbon emissions when proving economic viability.“On March 11, 2008, Representatives Henry Waxman of California and Edward Markey of Massachusetts introduced a bill to ban new coal-fired power plants without carbon emissions controls nationwide until federal regulations are put in place to address greenhouse gas emissions. If Congress passes this bill, it will deal a death blow to the future of US coal-fired power generation. Yet even without a legislative mandate for a moratorium, the contraction in financial support for new coal-fired power plants is escalating toward a de facto moratorium. The timeline that follows is witness to what may well be the beginning of the end of coal-fired power in the US. 2 April 2007The US Supreme Court rules that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to regulate carbon dioxide and that EPA’s current rationale for not regulating this gas is inadequate. 22 January 2008The Attorneys General of California, six eastern states, and the District of Columbia submit a letter to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control opposing the proposed 1,320-MW Pee Dee coal-fired power plant. They note that emissions from this plant would “seriously undermin[e] the concerted efforts being undertaken by multiple states to address global warming.” 13 July 2007Florida Governor Charlie Crist signs an Executive Order establishing “maximum allowable emission levels of greenhouse gases for electric utilities.” Under the emissions cap, building new coal-fired power plants in the state seems unlikely. 12 February 2008Bank of America announces that it will start factoring in a cost of $20-40/t of carbon emissions in its risk analysis when evaluating loan applications from utilities. 26 February 2007Under mounting pressure from environmental groups, TXU Corporation, a Dallas-based energy company, abandons plans for eight of 11 proposed coal-fired power plants, catalysing the shift from coal-based to renewable energy development in Texas. 18 October 2007The Kansas Department of Health and Environment denies Sunflower Electric Power Corporation air quality permits for two proposed 700-MW coal-fired generators on the basis that carbon dioxide is an air pollutant and should be regulated. 11 March 2008Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) introduce a bill that would block the EPA and states from issuing permits to new coal-fired power plants that lack state-of-the-art carbon capture and storage technology. Since this technology is at least a decade away from commercial viability, if this bill passes it would essentially place a near-term moratorium on new coal-fired power plants. 8 February 2008The US Court of Appeals overturns two EPA mercury rules covering coal-fired power plants, thus requiring new coal-fired plants to implement the most stringent mercury controls available. Compliance is expected to raise the already considerable costs of 32 proposed coal plants, some already under construction. Source: Earth Policy Institute, http://www.earthpolicy.org/ 26 February 2007James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and a leading climate scientist, calls for a moratorium on the construction of coal-fired power plants that do not sequester carbon, saying that it makes no sense to build these plants when we will have to “bulldoze” them in a few years. 3 January 2008Merrill Lynch downgrades the investment ratings of Consol Energy and Peabody Energy, two leading US coal companies. Flying in the face of huge demand and great progress in clean coal technologies, The Earth Policy Institute is talking about an end to coal power generation in the US. It says: “With concerns about climate change mounting, the era of coal-fired electricity generation in the US may be coming to a close. In early 2007, a Department of Energy report listed 151 coal-fired power plants in the planning stages in the US. But during 2007, 59 proposed plants were either refused licenses by state governments or quietly abandoned. In addition, close to 50 coal plants are being contested in the courts, and the remaining plants will likely be challenged when they reach the permitting stage. 19 February 2008The federal government suspends a low-interest loan program for rural utilities seeking assistance for new coal-fired power plants. 2 July 2007The Florida Public Service Commission denies Florida Power & Light the permits needed to move forward with the massive 1,960-MW coal-fired Glades Power Park, citing uncertainty surrounding future carbon costs. 3 May 2007Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signs a bill that prevents new power plants from exceeding 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per megawatt hour of electricity generated, creating a de facto moratorium on building new coal-fired power plants in the state.last_img read more

Rajant names 3DP as Kinetic Mesh Solution Partner for mining industry

first_imgThe mining communication technology provider 3D-P has added Rajant Corporation’s Kinetic Mesh product line to the company’s of wireless technologies and expertise. 3D-P has a long history of designing and deploying wireless networks for the open pit mining vertical, with over 80 mine-wide deployments around the world. The agreement with Rajant Corporation names 3D-P as a Kinetic Mesh Solution Partner for the mining industry, allowing 3D-P to apply their extensive knowledge of outdoor wireless mesh networking to the deployment of Rajant technology globally.Rajant Corporation recognises that 3D-P meets the following requirements of their Kinetic Mesh Solution Partner Program: Ron White, Vice President of Technology and CTO at 3D-P said:“Merging 3D-P’s proven outdoor wireless design philosophies with the high throughput, low latency, and roaming capabilities of the Rajant Kinetic Mesh product line is truly exciting, providing a major capability shift in wireless networking for mining”.“3D-P is our first Kinetic Mesh Solution Partner and the timing could not be more perfect. With the current market acceleration we are witnessing in the mining industry and in vehicle-to-vehicle communications, we look forward to having 3D-P’s support and expertise in bringing these opportunities to fruition,” stated Paul Hellhake, CTO at Rajant.” Core wireless design and network expertise, tailored to the mining industry. In addition to demonstrating expertise in Rajant technology the partner must also offer expertise in the design, implementation, and ongoing value added services for all of the supporting technology used in the LAN, back-haul, and distribution network layers that support a successful wireless deployment.Application expertise in a wide variety of third party mining applications, including their associated communication protocols and networking requirements.Integration expertise in a wide variety of third party mining specific hardware platforms and software applications, including their respective interfaces. The partner must demonstrate a working knowledge of the hardware and software tools required to successfully integrate these platforms and applications onto a Rajant wireless network, providing easy access to the stakeholder’s data.last_img read more

Livingbridge to acquire Broadstone

first_imgPrivate equity firm Livingbridge is to acquire Broadstone Corporate Benefits and Broadstone Risk and Healthcare Ltd from Oakley Capital.Broadstone provides pensions, employee benefits, actuarial and investment services advice to small and medium sized employers, pension scheme trustees and individual pension scheme members.Livingbridge aims to help Broadstone increase in scale and widen its offerings by supporting the management team’s growth strategy and making selected acquisitions.Mark Howlett (pictured), chief executive of Broadstone Corporate Benefits, said: “This [transaction] will allow Broadstone to continue on its growth trajectory by consolidating businesses that share the same ethos for excellent client service. The benefits will be felt by our clients, employees and prospects alike. We look forward to an exciting future with Livingbridge.”last_img read more

Richmond Heights Middle School remains closed after Irma

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami-Dade middle school remains closed days after school officials announced that public schools will resume their normal schedule.Richmond Heights students attended nearby Coral Reef High School for the second day of classes.Students arrived at their school, early Tuesday, before walking over to their temporary school in Southwest Miami-Dade.The school system has only said the building is not operational at the moment.It is unknown when the school will reopen.Meanwhile, Broward County school officials said the first day back after Hurricane Irma was a success.Superintendent Robert Runcie and others ran down the numbers — saying attendance and traffic were only slightly below their normal averages. They also thanked everyone for their sacrifices and quick response during Irma.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more