Spot the difference: Does Ranveer resemble Italy’s Andrea Pirlo?

first_imgIt’s FIFA World Cup fever time. Everyone is glued to his or her TV to watch the biggest sporting event of the world.Our B-Town stars too love to watch the game and are crazy about football but that is not the only connection here between the game and our actors.While watching a Italy vs Uruguay match, we saw Italy’s Andrea Pirlo and noticed a resemblance between him and our own Ranveer Singh. They both look like long lost brothers.Do you also think they both look similar?So, is it just us or you too think so!The resemblance game doesn’t end here, even Amitabh Bachchan has spotted an actor’s look alike in Brazil’s team. Yes, he finds an uncanny resemblance between Brazil’s Neymar and southern superstar Dhanush.Do you also feel like Big B?Do you agree?last_img read more

Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves Agree to $100M, 8-Year Contract

first_imgATLANTA (AP) — Outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $100 million, eight-year contract, the largest deal for a player under club control with less than one year of major league service.The NL Rookie of the Year, Acuña agreed to a deal with two team options that, if exercised, would raise the value to $124 million over 10 years.He made his major league debut last April 25 and began Tuesday with 165 days of service. Acuña would have been eligible for free agency after the 2024 season.Atlanta renewed his contract last month for a salary of $560,000 in the major leagues — $5,000 above the minimum — and $232,944 in the event he is sent to the minors.His new superseding contract, announced Tuesday, calls for $1 million each in 2019 and 2020, $5 million in 2021, $15 million in 2022 and $17 million in each of the following four seasons.Atlanta has a $17 million option for 2027 with a $10 million buyout. If that is exercised, the Braves also have a $17 million option for 2028; Acuña will turn 31 that December.His deal is the second largest in Braves’ history behind Freddie Freeman’s $135 million, eight-year agreement before the 2014 season.Acuña hit .293 with a team-high 26 home runs, 64 RBIs and 16 steals in 111 games last year. He is 3 for 14 with one home run in four games this year.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ljungberg leaves Wolfsburg as Jonker sacked

first_imgWolfsburg Arsenal legend Ljungberg leaves Wolfsburg alongside ousted Jonker Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 16:47 18/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Freddie Ljungberg Andries Jonker Wolfsburg 27022017 Getty Wolfsburg Bundesliga Arsenal The Bundesliga club have parted with their manager on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Stuttgart, with his coaching team also heading through the exits Wolfsburg have sacked manager Andries Jonker, with assistant coach Freddie Ljungberg also departing the Bundesliga club.The German outfit have taken drastic action on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Stuttgart which has left them sat 14th in the top-flight standings.Jonker was only handed the reins in February, as he was brought in to help steer the club through a relegation scrap – with victory in a two-legged play-off clash with Eintracht Braunschweig eventually seeing them safe. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing He has, however, been given just five games this season, with Wolfsburg taking the difficult decision to move in a different direction.Managing director Wolfgang Hotze told the club’s official website: “The decision is anything but easy for us.”It was not only the recent impressions of the Stuttgart game, but also the stagnation in the development of our team, which was newly formed in the summer. “We thank Andries Jonker and his training team for what they achieved with VfL last season, but we have finally come to the conclusion in our internal deliberations.”One of Jonker’s first moves upon taking the Wolfsburg post was to bring in Arsenal legend Ljungberg as one of his assistants.The Swede has, however, also been shown to the exits, alongside fellow coach Uwe Speidel.The position had been Ljunberg’s first at senior level, having left a role within Arsenal’s academy system to accept the job in Germany.Wolfsburg are now in the process of identifying potential candidates to fill their managerial void, with the club eager to make an appointment as quickly as possible.For now, they will work under a caretaker coach, with the club taking in a Bundesliga meeting with Werder Bremen on Tuesday before travelling to defending champions Bayern Munich on Friday.last_img read more

Conte defends Batshuayi omission

first_imgChelsea ‘There is nothing to explain’ – Conte defends Batshuayi omission as Chelsea draw blank at Everton Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 03:44 12/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Michy Batshuayi Chelsea Getty Images Chelsea Antonio Conte Everton v Chelsea Everton Premier League The Blues had 25 shots without success in the 0-0 draw and the Italian insisted playing without a striker was not the issue Antonio Conte defended his decision to play without a recognised striker after Chelsea were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at Everton.Conte’s Premier League champions were without Alvaro Morata through suspension and, as was the case during the Spain international’s recent injury absence, Conte fielded Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian to lead his attack.Specialist centre-forward Michy Batshuayi again resided on the bench until the 71st minute of a contest where Chelsea were unable to turn extend periods of dominance – and 25 shots – into three points. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I think there is nothing to explain why I decide to [play] with Hazard, Willian, Pedro. It is not the first time.” Conte told a news conference afterwards.”I have to make the best decision for my team and today I made the best decision.HD Batshuayi Chelsea“It is very important to keep the balance during the game. Don’t forget our striker Morata was out and I think this player is very important for us, but at the same time we played with second options, with three number 10s – Willian, Pedro, Hazard – and we created many chances.”You must be more clinical. I understand if you draw a game without dominating, without risk to lose the game. This is football. The most important thing to play football this way and force your opponent to defend.”Conte added that the familiar sight of Belgium international Batshuayi being omitted was not a slight on his qualities.”Don’t forget Michy started many games at the start of the season and then he had an injury. He is coming back from an injury,” the former Juventus boss said.”He played against Bournemouth for 75 minutes. We tried to do our best. Sometimes it is enough and sometimes you find this kind of situation. It is a pity to drop two points against Everton.”last_img read more

‘A major injustice’: Super Netball’s new points system draws ire

first_imgTopics Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Netball Super Netball seeks to lead women’s sport after players’ pay rise Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Read more Super Netball’s ‘galácticos’ finally begin to speak the same language It was sold by the game’s bosses as a way to “incentivise teams to make every quarter count” and commentators have praised the system for keeping “games live” and helping them “build drama” for viewers, but some believe Super Netball’s contentious bonus points system should be scrapped.Certainly, Norma Plummer – who captained Australia as a player, coached the national side to two World Cup victories between 2004 and 2011 and now coaches South Africa – is no fan of the new structure. With four points awarded for a win and a bonus point for each quarter won, she insists it is making the game look soft. Read more Share via Email Australia sport Super Netball At the half-way point of the season, its application sees the NSW Swifts, with five wins and two defeats, sitting fourth on the ladder, one place below the Queensland Firebirds, on four wins and three losses; but more quarters won and a slightly superior percentage. Under the old system, the Swifts would be third.“This is elite sport, the number one netball competition in the world, [that] everyone wants to play in. It’s about winning and losing, not winning quarters,” says Plummer, who was inducted into the Australian Netball Hall of Fame in 2015. “In my opinion and among the people I talk to, there are just too many bonus points, when compared to how many you get for a win.”The weighting of the bonus points is “overdosed”, Plummer believes: “A side can lose three quarters by just one goal and then, in a great performance, get up in the last quarter to win the game and get five points, but the other side has already got three points. To me, that losing team has lost badly, but is rewarded with nearly the same points as a win.“If they want to give a bonus, it should be one point only, for a team that wins three of the quarters, but not the game. Better still … scrub it. This is about the coaches’ and players’ performances and that is what it should be. It makes our game look soft.”The stalwart is worried the system could put a team in the finals in August with a second-rate win-loss record, impacting on the very credibility of the competition. “This is not junior netball. It will be a major injustice to see a team eliminated from finals for a team who couldn’t win [enough] matches,” she says.Super Netball coaches and players have privately expressed concern about the system, but others, like West Coast Fever coach Stacey Marinkovich, have reported a “growth in players’ ability to concentrate” because of the carrot of the bonus point.Melbourne Vixens’ midcourter Liz Watson is in the cynical camp, saying she is “not a massive fan”.“I do understand why it was brought in, but for us at the Vixens, it’s about winning games of netball, not quarters, and that’s what should be rewarded,” Watson says. “I guess I’m a bit old-school like that. The possibility of missing finals to a team with fewer wins 100% goes against natural justice. I think it would be very, very disappointing for a team to miss finals and have a team who has won less games make it. Really sad.” Watson says the bonus system doesn’t drive how the Simone McKinnis-coached side approach matches. The Vixens sit fifth on the ladder, with four wins and three losses, just like the third-placed Firebirds.“From round one, our mindset, which comes from Simone, was ‘we’re here to win games’ and we didn’t really worry about the quarter scores as much, but as the season as progressed, I guess it has slipped in some more, and we get the breakdown on the big scoreboard, so we’re aware of it.“But having said that, I don’t think it’s changed too much how we actually play the game. We just want to win games, and of course, ultimately that means winning as many quarters as you can. The bonus points are just that, a bonus,” Watson, who leads the league for goal assists with 213, says.The “general feel” among players is that the system isn’t popular, she adds. “But it’s here now, we just have to work with it.” features Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

5 days agoAC Milan director of sport Massara: No need to temper ambitions

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan director of sport Massara: No need to temper ambitionsby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director of sport Ricky Massara insists there’s no need to temper ambitions.Massara was speaking before their draw with Lecce.“The objective is to improve. “We want to be ambitious, as we are Milan, but there are many strong teams and we don’t feel that we are below them,” Massara told Sky Sport Italia.“There is a very long road ahead and our ambition is to be competitive for a Champions League place.” last_img read more

World Boxing Championships: Manju Rani enters final, Jamuna Boro, Lovlina settle for bronze

first_imgWorld Boxing Championships: Manju Rani enters final, Jamuna Boro, Lovlina settle for bronzeIn her maiden appearance at the World Boxing Championships, sixth seed Manju Rani assured herself at least a silver medal as she thrashed her Thai opponent Chuthamat Raksat 4-1 in the last four. Lovlina Borgohain and Jamuna Boro had to settle for bronze medals.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk Ulan-UdeOctober 12, 2019UPDATED: October 12, 2019 20:01 IST Manju Rani entered the final of Women World Boxing Championships. (PTI Photos)HIGHLIGHTSDebutant Manju Rani entered World Boxing Championships finalManju Rani defeated Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand in women’s 48kg categoryEarlier, Mary Kom lost her semi-final bout to settle for bronzeDebutant Manju Rani (48kg) was the lone Indian to enter the final, while six-time champion M C Mary kom (51kg) and two others signed off with bronze medals in the World Women’s Boxing Championships here on Saturday.Sixth seed Manju assured herself at least a silver medal as she thrashed her Thai opponent 4-1 in the last four. The Haryana boxer had reached the quarterfinals after defeating North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the 48kg quarterfinalsHowever, it was a heartbreak for the other debutant, Jamuna Boro, who had to settle for bronze medal after losing her women’s 54kg semi-final bout to Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei. Boro lost 5-0 to her opponent to settle for bronze medal.”It was my first senior World Championships and I got a bronze medal here. I tried my best but I lacked somewhere and that’s why I lost today. I’ll discuss about the loopholes with my coaches after getting back to India. I will work harder to improve,” Boro said after her bout.Other Indian in fray, Lovlina Borgohain had to be satisfied with a second successive bronze medal at the World Championships after the Assam boxer lost her 69kg semi-final to China’s Yang Liu in a close bout. Borgohain lost 3-2 to her Chinese opponent.Earlier in the day, six-time world champion and India legend MC Mary Kom had to settle for bronze medal after she lost in the semi-finals of the women’s 51kg category.Mary Kom lost 1-4 in the semis against Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey to win her 8th medal at the World Boxing Championships, making her the most successful boxer of all time – male or female – in the competition’s history.advertisementThe Indian contingent sought a review of the decision but the appeal was turned down by the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) technical committee. The rules mandate that the decision has to be either 3-2 or 3-1 for an appeal to be even accepted for consideration.Mary has won 6 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze so far in her career.Also Read | Let the world know: Mary Kom questions decision in her semi-final defeat in World Boxing ChampionshipsAlso Read | MC Mary Kom crashes out but bags historic bronze in World Boxing ChampionshipsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Mary KomFollow Manju RaniFollow Jamuna Borolast_img read more

MTU to Provide Propulsion for New KCG’s Vessels

first_imgzoom MTU has been chosen by the Korean Coast Guard (KCG) to provide propulsion and onboard power for a new class of vessels in its ever expanding and modernizing fleet. The new 5000-ton displacement patrol vessel will be powered by four MTU 20V 1163 M94 engines in a Combined Diesel and Diesel (CODAD) propulsion configuration, with onboard power provided by four 12V 4000 M23S gensets. The first of the new class of vessels will begin service in 2016.The newest MTU Series 1163M04 engine has upgraded features with a common rail fuel injection system, an advanced electronic engine management system and an improved combustion process to meet the present IMO 2 emission regulations. With its improved lifecycle cost, compact design and best-in-class power density and acceleration characteristics, the MTU Series 1163-04 engine sets the industry benchmark. Each of the four 20V 1163 M04 engines in the new KCG 5000-ton vessel will produce 7,400kW (9,923bhp) @ 1,300 rpm.Alex Choe, Director of Sales at Tognum Asia said, “The KCG need diesel engines and systems that are robust, reliable and come with competent local service support. It is for these reasons that the KCG have selected MTU engines in what will be KCG’s largest and most sophisticated 5000-ton patrol vessel.”MTU, October 17, 2013last_img read more

Muslim boy set on fire dies in Varanasi hospital

first_imgChandauli: Khalid, the 15-year-old boy whose family had alleged that he was set ablaze by four men when he refused to chant “Jai Shri Ram” here, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. Khalid was set on fire in Chandauli on Sunday and had been admitted to the Kabir Chaura hospital in Varanasi with 60 per cent burns. The Uttar Pradesh Police had denied the allegations by Khalid’s family and Chandauli Superintendent of Police (SP) Santosh Kumar Singh claimed that an eye witness had seen the teenager set himself ablaze. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Singh said that the victim, a minor, had given two different statements. Khalid had earlier said that he went for a run to Maharajpur village where he met four men who dragged him to a field and set him on fire. He claimed that the men had also forced him to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and on his refusing to do so, they beat him up and set him on fire. However, Khalid later changed his statement and told the police inspector that four men on a motorcycle kidnapped him and took him to Hateeja village, the SP said. According to the police, the Maharajpur and Hateeja villages are located in two different directions.last_img read more

Judge tosses evidence acquits Saskatchewan lovers of plotting to kill spouses

first_imgPRINCE ALBERT, Alta. — A Saskatchewan judge has acquitted a man and a woman of conspiracy to murder their spouses.The judge entered the verdict after ruling that a key audio recording was inadmissible in the trial of Curtis Vey and Angela Nicholson.A jury initially convicted them in 2016 and they were each sentenced to three years in prison.The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, in ordering a new trial last year, said the judge didn’t make it clear jurors must be satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the two intended to commit murder.Court heard that Vey, who is from Wakaw, Sask., and Nicholson, who is from nearby Melfort, were having an affair.They were arrested in 2013 after Vey’s wife made a secret recording that appeared to suggest the pair was plotting to kill her and Nicholson’s husband.The jury heard that Vey’s wife was to die in a house fire and Nicholson’s husband was to be drugged and disappear.Vey and Nicholson said there was no intent behind the plot.Vey told police that he knew his wife was recording him and talked about the murder plot to give his wife and family something to talk about. Nicholson told officers she never intended to carry out the plan.Vey’s wife, Brigitte Vey, said outside the courthouse in Prince Albert, Sask., after Monday’s ruling that she is OK with the acquittal.“I’m at peace that it’s finally over,” she said.(CKBI)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

TV GUIDES BEST SHOWS OF THE YEAR

first_img Facebook Twitter In 2017, perhaps more than any other year in recent memory, real-world events lent a poignancy to certain TV shows that would not have been there before. And conversely, television personalities, actors, and creators who typically maintain an air of neutrality used their platforms to discuss real-world issues in strikingly personal ways.So while many of the shows on this list will clean up when it comes to awards season, and deservedly so, in coming up with our picks for the 25 best TV shows of 2017, we at TV Guide considered a number of criteria, including the impact of a show in the current cultural zeitgeist of America. This means that while we were just as obsessed with The Handmaid’s Tale as you were, there are a lot of shows making an appearance which managed the simple feat of making us smile — a often seemingly impossible task during the crush of negative news that was 2017. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Orphan Black — Orphan Black aired its final season this spring, and what a final season it was. Four years of mystery and intrigue tied together in way that was not only satisfying to fans but also focused on the emotional core of the show rather than the breakneck plot. It’s unlikely that we’ll ever see such an intense performance from a lead actress anytime soon as Tatiana Maslany’s bow: The last half hour of the finale jumped forward in time to an unforgettable coda that showed the seestras living, if not peacefully, at least freely. The bittersweet normalness of a family fractured and found seeped into every delicious moment: Though the war was over, they still had a future to face. The only difference between the pilot and finale? The seestras didn’t have to go it alone.last_img read more

Goodyear halts tire production in Venezuela as economy slips

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela — U.S. tire company Goodyear has announced it will no longer continue production in Venezuela as economic conditions in the South American nation continue to deteriorate.Spokesman Eduardo Arguelles confirmed to The Associated Press Monday that Goodyear-Venezuela has decided to stop producing tires.Arguelles said the company’s goal had been to maintop operations but that “economic conditions and U.S. sanctions have made this impossible.”Goodyear is the latest international corporation to cease operations in Venezuela, which is suffering hyperinflation and an economic contraction worse than the U.S. Great Depression.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Over 14kg of cocaine seized in Mohammed V airport police

first_imgCasablanca- The police services at the Mohammed V airport arrested, on Saturday, a sub-Saharan national carrying 14.280 kg of cocaine. The drug was hidden in the suitcase of the trafficker who was coming from a Latin American country, chief of the airport’s judiciary police Abdelhadi Siba told the press. The attempt of smuggling hard drug into Morocco was foiled thanks to the vigilance of law enforcement officers who scanned the suitcase and discovered the illegal substance, he added.last_img read more

Video Footage Shows Disastrous Conditions in Moroccos Major Hospital

By Sapha BouamaraRabat – Video footage recently published by Moroccan Magazine Telquel shows the critical and disastrous condition of the Ibn Sina Hospital Center (CHIS) children’s section.The video depicts women and infants sleeping on the hospital floor due to the facilities’ lack of professionalism as well as the lack of sufficient space to accommodate the masses needing care. On a regular basis, poor families from all over Morocco travel to Rabat, seeking medical help in the Ibn Sina Hospital Center. While Ibn Sina is one of the largest public hospitals in Morocco, it fails to accommodate the high volume of visitors each and every day.Faced with these harsh conditions, poor families have no choice but to cope with the painful circumstances and wait for medical help that can take hours, or in some cases, days.Abdelali Rami, president of Forum Des Associations de l’Enfance (Mountada Attoufoula) received the footage from hospital personnel who recorded the scene on a cell phone.“The video was sent to us by a member of the medical staff. It shows the disastrous conditions at the [hospital] reception, including a huge shortage of beds,” Mr. Rami was quoted by Telquel as saying.The association contacted Mr. El Housseine El Ouaradi, Minister of Health, to respond as quickly as possible to find a solution in order to avoid placing mothers and their infants at risk in this unprofessional and harmful manner.Mr. Abdelali Rami continued: “The Minister has established good momentum in the sector, but more work remains to be done. This is the message we want to convey.” read more

Vigilance against Zika virus should remain high UN health agency says in

The new WHO data also lists countries where the Aedes aegypti mosquito is present, but where there is no sign of the Zika virus.The insect is considered to be the main transmitter of the disease, which has been identified in more than 80 countries to date. As such, WHO says that overall, the global risk assessment has not changed and “the [Zika virus] continues to spread geographically to areas where competent vectors are present. The current data adds some 70 countries to the list of those considered to be ‘at-risk.’ These are countries where there’s no sign of the virus, but where the Aedes aegypti mosquito is present; it is considered to be the main carrier of the virus.Speaking to UN News in Geneva, WHO technical Officer Monika Gehner said: “[The new guidance] helps us because now we can assess risks more precisely. Now, even if you do not have Zika virus transmission, but if you have the Aedes aegypti mosquito, you are at risk of Zika virus transmission.”She went on to stress that amid surging global travel, “a traveller who is infected with Zika virus may go to an area in a country and in fact mosquitos that are established there, and a mosquito can then transmit to other people and so on, so you have a cycle of transmission.” The aim of this new WHO guidance is not to spread alarm. Instead, it’s a call to governments to do more to prevent the spread of Zika.This requires greater surveillance of mosquito populations and research into suspected Zika infections, as well as better diagnostic techniques and updated health advice to at-risk communities and travellers. read more

Sydney Terwilleger to Continue Soccer Career at USU Eastern

Emery High’s Sydney Terwilleger has committed to playing soccer for USU Eastern for the upcoming season.In her career with the Spartans, Terwilleger played mostly on the right wing and as a defender.Sydney is the daughter of Ron and Raelene Terwilleger. The family resides in Huntington.

Golder and Sedgman outline Pumpkin Hollow openpit potential for Nevada Copper

first_imgThe preliminary economic assessment on Nevada Copper’s Pumpkin Hollow open-pit project has given the company food for thought, just as it starts construction on the underground mine.Golder Associates and Sedgman Canada produced the PEA, which showed a 37,000 t/d (short) open-pit mine producing 80,286 t/y of payable copper at a C1 cash cost of $1.67/Ib (net of by-product credits) could be built for $592 million.This plan is a departure from the 70,000 t/d (short) open-pit project outlined in 2013, which would have required $926 million of upfront capital and produced 85,900 t/y of copper over a 23-year mine life.The latest PEA envisages an expansion to 70,000 t/d (short) in year eight of the mine, costing an additional $447 million, but would see higher-grade ore mined in the first five years of operation to increase the potential returns and decrease the amount of pre-stripping required.Matt Gili, President and CEO of Nevada Copper, said: “The phased development approach…aligns with our strategy of pursuing optionality through low-capital intensity and staged production growth to generate shareholder returns. We have used this same margin-over-tonnes philosophy with the Pumpkin Hollow underground mine, which will be in production in 2019, and we are looking forward to the next steps in advancing the open-pit project.”The Nevada Copper board signed off on the construction of the underground mine late last month.Pumpkin Hollow Underground is expected to process 5,000 t/d and produce some 50 MIb/y (22,680 t/y) of copper over a 13.5-year life at all-in sustaining costs of $1.96/Ib.The open-pit project, meanwhile, is envisaged as a conventional truck-and-shovel operation planned to use a combination of hydraulic and electric cable shovels and haul trucks.The mining fleet includes 240 t class trucks, loaded by a 45 yd3 (34 m3) diesel-hydraulic and electric shovel and 22 yd3 (17 m3) wheel loader. Drill and blast will be undertaken with track mounted drill rigs drilling 10 ¾ inch (273 mm) holes.The treatment technology proposed for the project is conventional flotation concentration. The processing plant will consist of crushing and grinding circuits, followed by a flotation process to recover and upgrade copper and silver from the feed material.Crushed material with the approximate particle grind size P80 of 6 inch (152 mm), will be fed to the grinding circuit via SAG mill feed conveyor. Oversized material from the SAG mill trommel screen will be conveyed to the pebble crusher. The pebble crusher will discharge to the SAG mill.The product from the SAG mill will be fed into the grinding cyclone feed pump-box, from where it will be pumped to the primary cyclopack. The cyclone underflow product will report via chute to the ball mill for further grinding. The cyclone overflow product, with the approximate particle grind size P80 of 150 microns, is the final ground product and will report to the rougher flotation conditioning tank.Flotation will consist of one rougher and two stages of cleaner flotation, with the single tower/Vertimill being used for the fine grinding of the rougher concentrate.The copper concentrate will be thickened using a hi-rate thickener and the underflow pumped to the agitated stock tank prior to filtration, and the thickener overflow will be collected in the process water tank.The tailings will be disposed of by dry stacking of filtered tailings. The tailings will be thickened prior to moving onto the tailings filtration plant.last_img read more

Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic overtakes Croatia from the next summer

aixcroatiaSlavko GoluzaZvonimir Noka Serdarusic The first pick for the new Croatian NT coach is Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic. Legendary coach of THW Kiel, with whom he wrote one of the best chapters of the handball history with 10 titles of the DKB Bundesliga and EHF CL trophy in 2008, currently working in the French team Aix, but the deal with the Croatian Handball Federation is almost done according to Croatian media.“I speak with Zoran Gobac (vice-president of CHF), but national team has not been our topic until now”, said Serdarusic and added, “My plan is to go back to Croatia after the end of contract with Aix next summer”.Serdarusic led Slovenia at EHF EURO 2010 in Austria, where they finished 11th.Current Croatian coach Slavko Goluza will probably stay on the bench until the end of qualifications for the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in June, but after sixth place at Qatar 2015, he lost the support of Federation and media. ← Previous Story ZRK Vardar and Kim Rasmussen go their separate ways after only 28 days! Next Story → Polish Kielce on Croatian wings until 2018! read more