Are mining companies now lining up to do business in the Ring APTN National NewsMining exploration company KWG Resources has enlisted the help of two young women to help promote the Ring of Fire.It’s the area in northern Ontario rich in minerals worth billions of dollars. the company hopes toBut despite the opportunities that are there, no mines are currently operating.KWG Resources is hoping to change that with a series of videos.You be the judge.last_img

Libyas largest oil field shut down over pipeline closure

CAIRO — Libya’s national oil company has suspended operations at the country’s largest oil field over the “unlawful” closure of a pipeline valve.The National Oil Corporation announced the move late Saturday without saying who was behind the closure of the pipeline linking the field to the port of Zawiya, on the Mediterranean coast. It says the pipeline was blocked late Friday.The Sharara oil field, which produces around 290,000 barrels a day, is controlled by forces loyal to Khalifa Hifter. His self-styled Libyan National Army launched an offensive on the capital, Tripoli, in April, where they are now locked in a stalemated battle with militias loosely aligned with a U.N.-recognized government.Libya slid into chaos after the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed Moammar Gadhafi.The Associated Press read more

People are going to go without food Washedout road poses challenges for

It usually takes Shawna Gardiner’s husband an hour to get to work. These days, it would take almost three — so he can’t afford to work.The troubles began on July 31, after a week of rain. That morning, Gardiner’s husband travelled along Highway 903 from Cole Bay to Meadow Lake and crossed Bull Creek around 9 a.m.Inside of an hour, the culvert running under that section of highway gave out and the road completely washed away.Gardiner’s husband had to take a lengthy detour along highways 965 and 155 — both of which are under construction — to get home. It took him nearly three hours instead of one.He hasn’t been working the last two weeks because it just wasn’t economically feasible to travel six hours round trip for work.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.He’s not the only one making tough choices. Residents of the northern Saskatchewan communities of Canoe Lake First Nation, Cole Bay and Jans Bay frequently need to travel along Highway 903 to get to Meadow Lake to work, get groceries and attend medical appointments. Since the section of road washed away, many have not made the trip or had to take circuitous routes through Beauval and Green Lake to get there. It typically triples their driving time.A grocery run requires a similarly long trip. Earlier this month, to save the Gardiners from having to make a six-hour round trip for food, a family member drove groceries north up Highway 903 until the place where the road had disappeared. The Gardiners were waiting with a boat.“We went to meet him at the washout and portaged across and came back with 24 Hutterite chickens for our families,” Gardiner said.“I told him it was a modern day trading route. Our portage saved us 420 kilometres, round trip.”When Gardiner’s husband paddled across, the water was so deep that his paddle didn’t reach the bottom.Steve Shaheen, senior communications consultant with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, said the ministry is aware of the issue, but is not yet sure when or how the road will be fixed.“Currently our design team is looking at options,” Shaheen said, adding that the ministry isn’t yet certain whether it will replace the culvert and keep the existing road design, or instead create a bridge over Bull Creek.“The design team should have a plan done in the next few weeks and then they can contract out the construction, and that would be something we’d want to get done quickly.”While there is no timeline yet, Shaheen said the road is a priority. He said extreme weather negatively affects roads in northern Saskatchewan — as in the case of this washout — and that weather could possibly further affect repairs and contractors’ schedules.“Obviously we empathize with the travellers, and will work to get the road open as quickly as possible,” Shaheen said.Gardiner said tourism is a major part of the area’s economy and she’s concerned people won’t come if the main road is impassable.“I can’t really say how it’s impacted them, but it has to be significant,” she said.Chief Francis Iron of Canoe Lake First Nation said the collapse has had a major affect on the First Nation and surrounding communities. He said the washout is affecting businesses and he’s concerned about what might happen in the event of an emergency, because ambulances use Highway 903.“We’ve been writing letters to the department of highways to relay the importance of that road to us. We haven’t gotten a response back; as far as we know, they’re working on it. It’s just become one big hassle,” he said.Iron said local governments have been asking the province for years to upgrade the road with pavement and bridges. This is not the first time there has been a washout on Highway 903; it washed out at Broad Creek earlier this summer.“And it was bound to happen in this area too and could have been prevented by upgrading these roads,” Iron said. He added that Canoe Lake First Nation also had a washout on its main road this summer, and the community got no help from the government to repair it. He hopes that’s not the case this time, he said.Cole Bay community school principal Alexandra MacLean said she hopes something is done soon.When people need to triple the length of their commutes, it costs them fuel, time and exhaustion, she said. Over the last two weeks, she has spent hours more than she expected travelling to three specialist medical appointments, and twice to Saskatoon to pick up her fiancé, she added.“Two and a half hours to get groceries is a huge inconvenience for families and I can’t imagine how families who can barely afford groceries are managing,” MacLean said.“We’re used to the challenges of a gravel road … but for a single mom to travel with three or four kids on family allowance day, they need enough gas to go around five hours instead of two, and so will have to get groceries at the gas station or in Beauval, both of which are more expensive. People are going to go without food and I can’t believe nobody seems to care.”Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Shawna Gardiner’s husband was driving six-hours round trip for work. In fact, he has stopped working because it’s not economically feasible for him to do so. The StarPhoenix regrets the error. read more

Liberia enacts new forest policy with UN help to ensure benefits for

“The new forestry policy aims to maximize the benefits from the forestry sector to the Liberian people and put an end to the use of forest resources to fund conflict,” UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) forestry officer Adrian Whiteman said. “The Liberian Forestry Development Authority is now in a position to regain authority and control over the forest resources.”The new legislation will allow implementation of Liberia’s first-ever forestry policy, which FAO helped develop with numerous international partners through the Liberia Forest Initiative, balancing the community, conservation and commercial uses to produce a range of goods and services for the benefit of all Liberians.The policy underscores the importance of community involvement, which did not exist before. It emphasizes the importance of good governance. Its objective is to give more equitable access to forest resources to reduce the potential for future conflict. Together with numerous international partners, FAO is helping to develop staff, skills and means to regain control over forest resources. “We plan to continue supporting the Liberian forestry authorities so that their forests may again be used to benefit all Liberians and to alleviate poverty,” Mr. Whiteman said.Forests account for 47 per cent of Liberia’s land. In the late 1990s, their contribution to the gross domestic product amounted to about 20 per cent and accounted for over 50 per cent of the country’s export earnings. Between 1989 and 2003, revenue from forests was used to fund armed conflict, forcing the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on timber exports in July 2003. When international support for better forest management began in June 2004, the sector was in complete disarray. There was no experienced leadership, a weak understanding of the importance of good governance and no ability to enforce rules and regulations. A distorted concession system that had led to massive fraud also plagued the sector. read more

Sheriff on pipeline protests My job is to enforce the law

Sheriff on pipeline protests: ‘My job is to enforce the law’ MANDAN, N.D. – Don’t look for apologies from the North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests, especially for the recent — and, in some circles, controversial — action against demonstrators who he believes have become increasingly aggressive.“We are just not going to allow people to become unlawful,” said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, a veteran of the North Dakota Highway Patrol and National Guard who was elected to his first term as sheriff about two years ago. “It’s just not going to happen.”More than 525 people from across the country have been arrested during months of protests over the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline, all here in support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe that’s fighting the project because it believes it threatens drinking water and cultural sites on their nearby reservation.His department’s job of policing the protesters — the vast majority who’ve been camping on federal land that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will close in December for safety concerns — has cost the county more than $8 million, even with help from the state Highway Patrol and officers from various states. Their tactics, however, have drawn criticism from Standing Rock’s tribal leader as well as protest organizers and celebrities.Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault said he and Kirchmeier have met many times and each meeting has been tense and unproductive. “I don’t think aggressive force is necessary and he thinks it’s necessary,” Archambault said.In the most recent clash between police and protesters, which was near the path of the pipeline and happened last week, officers used tear gas, rubber bullets and large water hoses in freezing weather. Organizers said at least 17 protesters were taken to the hospital, some for hypothermia and one for a serious arm injury, and one officer was injured.Archambault called the confrontation an act of terror against unarmed protesters that was sanctioned by Kirchmeier.“His job is to protect and serve, not to inflict harm and hurt,” Archambault said.But Kirchmeier, who has the backing of the state’s Republican governor and attorney general, defended officers’ actions. He and other authorities said officers were assaulted with rocks, bottles and burning logs.Kirchmeier, a 53-year-old married father, grew up in this county, which has a population of fewer than 30,000 people — about 15 residents per square mile. He retired from the North Dakota Highway Patrol as a captain after 29 years, and had served in the National Guard for four years.The protests are demanding: Kirchmeier hasn’t had a day off since August, routinely working more than 12 hours a day. The 34 deputies in his department are pulling similar shifts, he said, even with help from more than 1,200 officers from North Dakota and nine other states.Some officers have been targeted online by protesters, Kirchmeier included. He said someone recently posted the location of his father’s grave, which he took as an effort to intimidate.“Social media has been very bad and it has turned out like law enforcement is building the pipeline,” he said. “I can’t stop the pipeline. My job is to enforce the law.”President Barack Obama raised the possibility of rerouting the pipeline earlier this month, and construction on the last remaining large chunk, which is on federal land near the reservation, was halted by the Corps for the time being. But Kelcy Warren, CEO of pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners, told The Associated Press the company won’t do any rerouting.Kirchmeier, like many other of the state’s elected officials, blame the Obama administration for not stepping in.“The issue of the pipeline is not going to get solved with protesters and cops looking at each other,” Kirchmeier said. “This is bigger and takes way more political clout than what the county has to offer.”Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Kirchmeier is in “an incredibly difficult position.”“He has the responsibility to allow people to lawfully exercise their First Amendment rights and he has the obligation to stop it when there is violence contrary to the law,” Stenehjem said. “And now there are a significant number or lawless people and the citizens are worried.”Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Kirchmeier “has done a remarkable job dealing with all the issues brought about by these protests. He has been totally professional in what is not a typical law enforcement challenge in North Dakota.”With winter looming, the Corps has decided to close the land north of the Cannonball River where the Oceti Sakowin protest encampment have flourished on Dec. 5, also citing the confrontations between protesters and authorities, according to a letter Archambault said he received.“To be clear, this means that no member of the general public, to include Dakota Access pipeline protesters, can be on these Corps lands,” the letter provided by the tribe said.The Corps said in a statement Sunday that has “no plans for forcible removal” of protesters and that it “is seeking a peaceful and orderly transition to a safer location.” The agency says anyone on the property north of the Cannonball River after Dec. 5 will be trespassing and subject to prosecution.Protest organizers said Saturday that they don’t intend to leave or stop their acts of civil disobedience.Kirchmeier said before the Corps’ move that North Dakota residents who have grown tired — and increasingly afraid — of the protests are backing law enforcement.“People don’t want their livelihoods disrupted,” he said. “They are not taking this lightly.” by James MacPherson, The Associated Press Posted Nov 27, 2016 8:28 am MDT Last Updated Nov 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

FROM THE FIELD Turning waste into a business in the slums of

Gamel Djouelde and his colleague are two of 60 young men who were trained and work with Tam Tam waste management in Melen. Every morning at 6 AM, they start collecting garbage in the community., by UN-Habitat/Kirsten MilhahnFor the past 20 years, a young man from the slums of Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, has been running a local waste collection service that has had a transformative impact on the community around him. The residential area of Melen, like most teeming city’s informal settlements, is not connected to the public garbage disposal system.Through the Tam Tam Mobile, nearly every morning at 6 a.m., a team of young men from Melen make their way through the community. At the end of their shift, they unload their full carts at a municipal waste collection point outside the slum.The Tam Tam Mobile initiative is supported by UN-Habitat, the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Read more here about this unique initiative. read more

The Mavericks May Be The NBAs Most — And Least — Popular

In something of a paradox, the Mavericks also have the league’s worst road attendance rate — meaning that they are objectively the least interesting team to watch to the average basketball fan who doesn’t live in Dallas. The average attendance when the Mavs are the road team is 86 percent of capacity, which gives Dallas a nearly 17-percentage-point gap between its home and road attendance rates. No other team has as large a gap — except for the Atlanta Hawks, who have the opposite problem. The Hawks’ road attendance rate is 17 points higher than their home attendance rate. On Dec. 18, the Dallas Mavericks will host the Phoenix Suns in what will likely be an inconsequential mid-season affair between two sub-.500 teams. Even so, tickets to the game will probably sell out, just as they did for 719 consecutive Mavs home games leading into this week.1This number includes playoff games. The Mavs have sold out 652 regular-season home games in a row. Dallas will face off against San Antonio on Tuesday night. The Mavericks, who are in last place in the NBA’s Western Conference, have a longer active sellout streak than any other professional basketball team.2The Portland Trail Blazers hold the record for the longest sellout streak in basketball, with 814, including the playoffs, between 1977 and 1995. But that distinction also raises some eyebrows — after all, by all reasonable accounts, Dallas is not a team that people are clamoring to see in person.This season, the Mavericks boast the highest attendance rate in the NBA — average attendance at Dallas games is 102.8 percent3Standing-room-only sections and suites can overflow. of the capacity of the American Airlines Center (19,200). Based on attendance numbers alone, you’d think the Mavs would be better than their 7-20 record. The difference between the Mavs’ home and away attendance rates could be seen as a sign of how diehard their fanbase is. But here’s the thing: NBA attendance is measured in how many tickets are distributed, not how many are redeemed. A more accurate interpretation of the situation is that Mavs tickets aren’t selling out so much as they are being given out.“It’s far more important to me to build a fan base for the future,” Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, said in an email. “And the best way to do that is to get people to a game.”You might think that a bad season would threaten the sellout streak. Last season was the first time since the 1999-2000 season that the team finished below .500, and Dallas posted their lowest local TV ratings in at least 11 years. And yet attendance has remained at or above capacity for every home game since Dec. 15, 2001.Cuban cites two reasons that games have continued to sell out: pricing and donating.Compared with other teams around the league, the Mavs are one of the most affordable teams to see in person if you don’t mind sitting in the nosebleeds. A ticket for a Dallas game at home in the upper bowl this season costs $30, on average, at StubHub, a seller on the secondary market — which is a better barometer of supply and demand for individual game tickets That’s less than half the average price of an upper bowl ticket in the NBA ($63).But one thing that has helped the Mavericks to extend their sellout streak is the number of tickets that are donated to schools and charities. “For slow games, we will use our community service group to proactively invite groups to a game,” Cuban said. If a game doesn’t sell out on its own, the Mavs can donate the remaining tickets and still call it out a sellout. “Tickets are perishable,” Cuban said. “We feel like having a seat full with a young fan creates a Mavericks fan for life. It’s an investment in building our future fan base.”Cuban said the sellout streak is not all that important to him, but he also recognizes that it is important to his organization’s sales and community groups. “They know I care far less about the gate than I do having a full house,” said Cuban, who said ticket sales have been making up a shrinking percentage of the Mavs’ total revenue in recent years as other sources of revenue have risen (e.g., national TV revenue and sponsorship sales). “So they have carte blanche to put ‘butts in seats’ over revenue.”Although it’s not entirely accurate to call it a sellout if the unpurchased tickets are given away, it’s difficult to criticize Cuban and the Mavs for their charitable work. Because NBA attendance is measured in how many tickets are distributed and not how many are redeemed, the Mavs will hold the record for the longest active “sellout” streak for as long as they want.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Canadian province makes it illegal to force women to wear high heels

first_img Saturday 15 Apr 2017, 7:00 AM Apr 15th 2017, 7:00 AM BELIEVE IT OR not, some companies in Canada’s British-Columbia province can force women to wear high heels at work. But not any more.The premier of the province, Christy Clark, announced last week that companies can no longer impose such a rule.“In some workplaces in our province, women are required to wear high heels on the job. Like most British Columbians, our government thinks this is wrong,” Clark said.Clark, who belongs to the Liberal Party, called the practice dangerous and discriminatory.“There is a risk of physical injury from slipping or falling, as well as possible damage to the feet, legs and back from prolonged wearing of high heels while at work,” she added in a statement, co-signed by the province’s labour minister, Shirley Bond.“I expect employers to recognise this very clear signal that forcing someone to wear high heels at work is unacceptable,” said Bond.​Clark has thus endorsed a Green party bill aimed at changing workplace laws so that safety regulations – including those involving footwear – are the same for men and women.A month ago, 25 restaurant chains in Ontario stopped forcing female employees to wear heels and short skirts as part of their uniform.© – AFP 2017Read: ‘Zero prospect’ of recovery after Great Barrier Reef decimated by the heat and Cyclone Debbie > Short URL Canadian province makes it illegal to force women to wear high heels at work The premier of British-Columbia has said companies can no longer impose such a rule. 12 Comments Share Tweet Email4 Image: Shutterstock/578foot By AFP 9,036 Views Image: Shutterstock/578foot Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Elon Musk Says SpaceXs Falcon Heavy Might Fly in September

first_imgStay on target Tune In As Brad Pitt Speaks With NASA Astronaut on ISSNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend SpaceX CEO was on twitter yesterday in one of his rare, comparatively informative and enlightening tweet storms. This time, he spoke about a bevy of things: his love of Monty Python; a bit of history about how he was inspired to found Tesla after GM recalled and destroyed electric cars in 2003; and also let slip that SpaceX’s granddaddy rocket, the Falcon Heavy “should” fly by September.Specifically, Musk said that all three of the rocket’s main engines should be Cape Canaveral in two or three months, putting a launch a month later.All Falcon Heavy cores should be at the Cape in two to three months, so launch should happen a month after that— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 8, 2017That’s huge because the Falcon Heavy will be by far the most powerful rocket humanity has deployed since the Apollo missions. We knew it was coming soon — after all the first circumlunar flight is scheduled to run in 2018, and the company needs to do test launches — but this would be the first semi-solid timetable we’ve had in a while.Part of that is that one of the launch complexes at the Cape had sustained some damage, and that factored into some delays. But it sounds like everything’s good to go now, or soon will be, at least.While, technically, this will be the Falcon Heavy’s inaugural flight, it’s essentially a few of SpaceX’s smaller rockets strapped together. While those launches have come to be pretty reliable these days, the complex at Cape Canaveral is only damaged because of the AMOS-6 failure and then explosion last year. With the upcoming launch of the Falcon Heavy lines, the first civilian trip around the moon, and the James Webb Space Telescope launch next, we’ve got a string of high profile, high stakes space missions coming. The coming months will be some of the most important in the history of space exploration, as we begin to stretch back out the cosmos following our relatively protracted absence.last_img read more

TCI Man shot in club fight two in hospital

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#GunviolenceTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – February 27, 2018 –  Police confirm they are investigating the shooting where a 32 year old man was shot in the foot.  Magnetic Media is told of a fight just after 4 a.m. Saturday at popular Club Pillows in the Bight, where another man was reportedly stabbed and is also hospitalized.A previously publiscised fight at Pillows resulted in the death of John Eddie; 29 year old Lewis Iton was arrested and remanded for the killing. Shooting, stabbing, fighting; Two arrested in Provolast_img read more

Search underway for man in connection to burglary on FIU campus

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Florida International University Police Department is hoping to find a man in connection with a burglary at the campus in West Miami-Dade.Police said the man is wanted for questioning regarding a burglary that occurred at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus along Southwest Eighth Street, Wednesday.Electronics valued at $15,000 were reportedly stolen from the campus, according to officials.Police said the man was last seen getting into a black Mercedes driven by an unknown male.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Tim Cook celebrates 35 years of Macintosh with a tweet

first_imgCNET Today is the 35th birthday of the first Macintosh computer, and Apple CEO Tim Cook took to twitter to mark the occasion.  Share your voice Apple The Macintosh was launched a year after Apple’s previous attempt to bring a graphical user interface to the market — the $10,000 LISA, which flopped. Though the $2,495 Mac wasn’t cheap, it proved to be affordable enough for a host of early adopters eager to give the mouse-driven UI a try. The specs look primitive today: A Motorola 68000 CPU running at 8HMz with just 128K of RAM. The 9-inch black-and-white monitor featured a 512×342-pixel resolution, and the built-in 3.5-inch floppy drive supported disks that topped out at 400K of storage — or roughly the size of one tweet.Read: The story of how the Apple Macintosh came to beTwo days before the Mac’s unveiling, Apple had primed the pump with its astonishing Super Bowl commercial, directed by Ridley Scott, that captured the attention of the media and the public. On Jan. 30, 1984, Jobs again took the stage at the Boston Computer Society’s General Meeting, for an encore introduction plus a panel discussion among Apple’s top executives. You can check out that video, too. On this day in 1984, Steve Jobs, dressed a suit and bowtie, introduced the Macintosh at Apple’s shareholders meeting at the Flint Center in Cupertino. From the stage, he promised the audience that “all of the images you are about to see on the large screen will be generated by what’s in that bag.” He uncovered the Mac, pulled out a disk, inserted it into the 3.5-inch drive and started up the machine. Though his on-stage attire then lacked the gravity of the black turtleneck and jeans combo that would become his trademark, Jobs was already a master showman. You can watch the first five minutes of his presentation in the video embedded below.  reading • Tim Cook celebrates 35 years of Macintosh with a tweet • Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Read next: Tim Cook celebrated the iMac’s 20th anniversary last year.Read more: The story of how the Apple Macintosh came to be. Computers Desktops Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 35 years ago, Macintosh said hello. It changed the way we think about computers and went on to change the world. We love the Mac, and today we’re proud that more people than ever are using it to follow their passions and create the future.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 24, 2019 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 0 Post a comment See All Applelast_img read more

Australia printed 46 million 50 notes with a typo

first_img Share your voice The photo sent to Australian radio station Triple M by a listener.  Triple M/Instagram Responsibilty.Did you notice that the above word is spelled incorrectly? Congratulations if so, because you’ve just done better than the Reserve Bank of Australia.Australia’s new $50 bill, introduced last October, has been discovered to contain a typo. One side of the bill depicts Edith Cowan, the first woman to serve in Australia’s parliament. It also features microtext from her first-ever speech to Western Australian parliament, which is where the typo comes in:”It is a great responsibilty [sic] to be the only woman here, and I want to emphasise the necessity which exists for other women being here,” it says. The misspelling occurs three times on the note.It was spotted by an eagle-eyed listener of Australian radio station Triple M, who sent a zoomed-in picture of the note to the radio station. Triple M then put it on its Instagram account. Andrew Crelin, a currency expert and owner of Sterling Currency in Western Australia, told 6PR radio that there are 46 million bills containing the typo in circulation.AUSTRALIA-MONEYThis is what Australia’s $50 note looks like when not magnified several times over, so it’s admittedly a tough typo to spot. Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images The new generation of the $50 bill follows new $5 and $10 notes introduced into the country beginning 2017. The RBA says they feature improved anti-counterfeit technology and texturing to aid the vision impaired. The Reserve Bank is aware of the typo, a spokesperson said in a statement, and will fix it before the next print run.A new $20 note is scheduled to begin printing this October, probably with the help of a few spell checkers. Comments Tagscenter_img 2 Culturelast_img read more

England announce preliminary World Cup squad Archer missing but not lost

first_img Close ICC World Cup 2019 – Team India Squad IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:30Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:29?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Jofra Archer hasn’t been picked in England’s preliminary World Cup squadIANSEngland cricket board announced their preliminary 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. This team has been announced to adhere to the primary deadline for squad announcement set by the governing body. As a result, changes can still be made to the team before the last date which is May 23.Jofra Archer, whose selection was the most keenly discussed issue, doesn’t find a place among the 15 players but is part of the team which will take on Pakistan in a five-match series. This keeps the Barbados-born fast bowler in the running for a place in the World Cup squad.There is one more surprise in the squad, Joe Denly has been picked as the all-rounder. With Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid forming a potent partnership, it’s unlikely that he will get into the final XI barring last-minute injuries.Archer conundrumThe only question going into the selection meeting was – which bowler would England drop in order to accommodate Archer. The seamers in the preliminary squad include Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.If Archer impresses in the ODI series against Pakistan, it is likely that the axe might fall upon Tom Curran. Woakes has been a consistent performer for England in the last couple of years while Wood’s extra pace and skiddy style make him an asset. Willey’s left-arm angle and ability to swing the ball give him extra value. Plunkett is considered an ODI specialist who can use his height and slower deliveries for keeping the batsmen confused. Chris Jordan is also in the running for a spot in the World Cup teamReutersThis leaves Curran in a tough situation. After impressing in his debut series in Australia last year, Curran hasn’t been able to retain his form. He managed to extract good reverse swing in the final ODI of that 5-match series but since then doesn’t have much to show for his efforts. However, if the selectors are not keen on dropping one of the pacers, Denly may be the one to get replaced in favour of the Rajasthan Royals pacer.Other contendersBut Archer isn’t the only man who has the door open for him. Another Barbados-born pacer, Chris Jordan, has also been picked for the Pakistan series. Unlike Archer, Jordan has good experience under his belt. In the 2016 World T20 where England reached the final, he had impressed with his death bowling skills including the ability to bowl a good yorker. Being strongly built, the Sussex seamer can also extract some extra bounce from the wicket.The Pakistan series, then, is essentially a bowl-out for World Cup spots among pacers. With Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali certain to be in the final squad, Denly would also have to watch his back. As will all five seamers in the preliminary 15-member squad.England’s preliminary XI: Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (WK), Joe Denly, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Mark Wood, Tom Curran,Additional players for Pakistan series: Jofra Archer, Chris JordanLikely XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, David Willeylast_img read more

Amazon opens OnePlus 7 Notify Me page in India All you need

first_img Close OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple Review: Fashionable and classy IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:59Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:57?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img American e-commerce giant Amazon has always been the exclusive partner to sell OnePlus devices since its debut in India and it now looks like it will be same for the new Android flagship in 2019.Amazon has opened the ‘Notify Me’ page for prospective buyers of the OnePlus 7 in India. The new marquee phone is slated to be unveiled in three cities— Bengaluru, London and New York City—simultaneously on May 14.As per recent reports, OnePlus 7 series will come with several upgrades over its predecessor OnePlus 6T and probably come in two models—one a generic OnePlus 7 and a high-end OnePlus 7 Pro. OnePlus 7 will be available exclusive to Amazon in India.Amazon India (screen-grab)The top-end OnePlus 7 Pro will be a true successor to the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition (Rs 51,999), which up until now is the costliest OnePlus phone to date.So, I won’t be surprised if the OnePlus 7 Pro will surpass its predecessor’s price tag. It is expected come with a true full view screen with no notch and the front camera will pop on top for selfies and also for face unlock.It will sport a Quad HD+ Super AMOLED screen with 90hz display refresh rate, support USB 3.1 -30W WARP Charging speed, a 4000mAH cell, dual speakers and triple camera ( main, wide angle and telephoto), 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage, 5G network support and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor. OnePlus 6T McLaren EditionIBTimes India/Sami KhanWith 5G support, OnePlus 7 Pro owners will be able to enjoy internet speed up to 5Gbps to 10 Gbps that means 4K resolution multimedia contents with sizes 8GB or more can be downloaded in just seconds.On the other hand, the standard model will also come with the same design language as the Pro version but will come a full view full HD+ display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor.The new phone will be backed by Android Pie-based OxygenOS 9 with 8GB/10GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage.As far as the photography hardware is concerned, OnePlus 7 is said to boast triple camera – 48MP + 20MP + 5MP and a 16MP pop-up front snapper.Considering the fact that the OnePlus 6T has 3,700mAh battery, it will be imperative for the company to incorporate 4,000mAh at least in the OnePlus 7 so that it can match the Galaxy S10 series. It is also expected to superfast VOOC charging capability that can power up from zero to 100-per cent within 80 minutes if not less.Interested OnePlus 7 buyer can register on Amazon India here.last_img read more