Login/Register With: “Typically, there are two kinds of justice: one for the rich and one for the poor. Marcie Diggs doesn’t see it that way. There’s only one type of justice to her and she stops at nothing to get it for her clients,” said Amos Adetuyi, executive producer, Circle Blue Entertainment.A CBC original drama, Diggstown is co-produced by Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films Inc., and DHX Media. Kane is creator, executive producer and showrunner, and Amos Adetuyi (Jean of the Jones), Brenda Greenberg (Being Erica) and Todd Berger (Wynonna Earp) are executive producers. Kelly Makin (Saving Hope) is the pilot director and executive producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Deborah Nathan is Executive in Charge of Production.About Circle Blue Entertainment:Established by award-winning producer Amos Adetuyi in 2011, Circle Blue Entertainment is a television and film production company based in Toronto and Los Angeles that produces content across a range of genres, from drama to non-scripted, for television, theatrical and digital markets in North America, and internationally. Recent productions include: ANGELIQUE’S ISLE (Level Film/CBC), an Indigenous thriller set in the 1800’s; BEAT THE WORLD (Sony Pictures/ Wild Bunch/eOne), the first dance movie to blend hip-hop and parkour; ACROSS THE LINE, starring Stephan James (RACE, SELMA, HOME AGAIN), directed by the renowned music video director, “Director X”; the critically acclaimed comedy film, JEAN OF THE JONESES, which premiered at SXSW and TIFF; and the upcoming dramatic series, DIGGSTOWN (CBC).About Freddie Films Inc.:Freddie Films Inc. creates, develops, writes and produces one-hour drama and theatrical feature films. It was founded in 2010 by lawyer Floyd Kane who has won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his debut feature ACROSS THE LINE, about the destructive nature of racism. He has also served as Production Executive on numerous award-winning projects for both theatrical release and broadcast television and is currently the creator/showrunner of the upcoming dramatic series, DIGGSTOWN, for CBC.About DHX Media:DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide.About CBC/Radio-Canada:CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world. With production now underway in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films Inc., and DHX Media today announced additional casting for the new CBC original drama Diggstown (6×60). Created by Halifax’s Floyd Kane (Across The Line), the series is set for a winter 2019 broadcast and streaming premiere on CBC, the CBC TV app and cbc.ca/watch.The series follows Marcie Diggs (Vinessa Antoine, Being Erica, Heartland), a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice. They work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias. Joining Antoine is a star-studded cast including Natasha Henstridge (Species), C. David Johnson (Street Legal), Stacey Farber (Grace and Frankie), Brandon Oakes (Arctic Air), Shailene Garnett (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments), Tim Rozon (Wynonna Earp), and Dwain Murphy (Titans).“It’s difficult to voice the excitement and pride I feel bringing this dynamic, ground-breaking series home to Nova Scotia. Especially being able to highlight the vibrancy of North Preston, Canada’s oldest Black Community,” said Kane. Vinessa Antoine – Photo by Dana Patrick Photography Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement
Advertisement WYNONNA EARP: DESPITE FUNDING ISSUES, SERIES WILL FILM SEASON 4Beloved Syfy series Wynonna Earp has been saved from an early demise thanks to some last minute funding, meaning Season 4 of the show should arrive sometime in 2020.Though it hasn’t proven a huge success, Wynonna Earp has a dedicated fanbase that was devastated when word came out earlier this year that funding issues had arisen for the announced fourth season of the Syfy show. READ MORE‘WYNONNA EARP’ SEASON 4 TO BEGIN PRODUCTION FOR 2020 DEBUT“Wynonna Earp” fans can breathe easy. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Variety has learned that production on the show’s fourth season is set to begin with the premiere slated for summer 2020. Syfy had previously commissioned two more seasons of the Canadian import, but IDW Entertainment — which produces the show — had run into financial difficulties and was unable to begin shooting. Cineflix Studios has come aboard to co-produce with Cineflix Rights handling international sales for all four seasons of the series. IDW and SEVEN24 Films continue to produce. READ MORE CALGARY-BASED WYNONNA EARP OVERCOMES FINANCIAL WOES, SHOOTING TO BEGIN ON SEASON 4It’s news that Earpers the world over have been impatiently waiting to hear since February.After months of uncertainty, delays and rumours of financial woes, the Calgary-shot supernatural western Wynonna Earp is set to begin production of a fourth season later this year. It is scheduled to air in the summer of 2020.Calgary’s Seven24 Films, which produces the popular cult series, made the announcement on Tuesday. IDW Entertainment, the American distributor, made a similar announcement in the U.S. Producer Jordy Randall of Seven24 said it’s been a “long road” to get to a point where they could confirm if and when a fourth season would happen. Cameras are set to roll in late 2019. READ MOREWYNONNA EARP LIVES! SEASON 4 OFFICIALLY HAPPENING WITH SUMMER 2020 DEBUTThe fight for Wynonna Earp is over. After months in limbo, E! News can confirm Wynonna Earp season four is finally going into production with a premiere date on Syfy in the United States and Space in Canada in summer 2020. Production is expected to begin later in 2019.“We are absolutely thrilled that we get to make more Wynonna Earp, and are grateful to our networks and partners for working hard to ensure we can,” Emily Andras, showrunner and executive producer, said in a statement. “This is an enormous testament to our passionate and fierce fans, the Earpers, who remind us every day how to fight like hell for the things you love with wit, ferocity and kindness.” READ MORE‘WYNONNA EARP’ TO BEGIN PRODUCTION ON SEASON 4 FOR 2020 PREMIERE ON SYFYThe Wynonna Earp fandom can finally rejoice. There will be a fourth season of the popular series based on the IDW comic created by Beau Smith. IDW Entertainment, in partnership with Syfy, Space and Seven24 Films, said today that production on Season 4 is scheduled to begin later this year for premiere in summer 2020 on Syfy in the U.S. and Space in Canada. That will make for a two-year gap between seasons 3 and 4.Cineflix Studios has now come aboard to co-produce and Cineflix Rights will handle international sales for the series for the upcoming season. Additionally, I hear Syfy also has stepped up and has agreed to pay a higher license fee for Season 4 than what the network is contractually obligated to in order to help get the season made. READ MORE‘WYNONNA EARP’ BACK ON TRACK FOR 2020 RETURN AFTER IDW’S FUNDING WOES NEARLY SINKS SYFY DRAMAThe cable network as well as the series Canadian home Space have contributed extra funding to producers IDW, which has also teamed with Cineflix as a co-producer and to sell the genre drama internationally.It’s (another) TV miracle.Months after a lack of funding from producers IDW Entertainment derailed the fourth season of Syfy fan-favorite Wynonna Earp, the genre drama from showrunner Emily Andras is back on track for a summer 2020 debut.Production on season four — which was poised to start months ago — will finally resume before year’s end as the sci-fi Western will debut on Syfy and its Canadian home on Space in 2020. Production is expected to begin once new deals with the cast are completed. Given the months-long delay, the options on the cast all expired as the drama typically announces its renewal in July at San Diego Comic-Con after picking up those pacts. READ MORE Facebook Twitter
Tamara PimentelAPTN NewsProtesters have set up camp at the Calgary courthouse demanding change to the justice system following the controversial verdict in the Raymond Cormier trial last week.They’re following similar protests which started in Winnipeg where Cormier was found not guilty in the death of Tina Fontaine, 15.The verdict sparked an outcry of anger and frustration across the country, with many saying the justice wasn’t served.“We want to have a feeling of some tangible change,” said Garret Smith. “Something that will actually have an effect on the way our people are treated in judicial systems.”Smith said he also hopes the protest serves as a way to engage the local community on the issues Indigenous people face in the judicial system.He and the others also vow to stay there until they see change. The protest was part of a march over the weekend through the city honouring Fontaine.“It is sad that something like this has to happen in order to bring glaring statistics out to Canada and the way we are treated in this country,” said Lowa Beebe, one of the organizers.“I want every Canadian to think; how do I play a role in this? How am I treating my peers? Do I understand my peers? Do I understand what this country was built on? Do I understand that 151 years later a modern form of genocide is happening here, what does that say about our country?”email@example.com
Tina HouseAPTN NewsGrand Chief Ed John of the First Nations Summit says the forgiving of loans taken out to negotiate comprehensive claims or treaties will have a huge impact on First Nation communities.“How big a deal is it? Its a $1.4 billion deal and to me, when the loans are forgiven and off the books for First Nations, it provides those communities opportunities to raise revenues for other business opportunities for other development in the communities,” said John, head of the B.C. First Nations Summit.In the federal budget delivered in March, the Liberals announced that the government would be forgiving loans that were taken out by First Nation communities to prepare for negotiations.Many went into debt for millions of dollars.B.C. Treaty Commissioner Mary-Ann Enevoldsen is the former chief of the Homalco First Nation in B.C.She said that forgiving these loans is a step towards reconciliation.“The issue of taking on loans for the protection of our rights title and culture was very devisive, and controversial,” she said. “It was counter productive to advance our treaties on behalf of our nations it gave fuel to people who opposed our efforts and it left a negative cloud over the treaty processes goals.”Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett made the announcement in the backyard of former attorney general and justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.Media stories have reported a rift between the two ministers over the failed Indigenous rights framework agreement.Bennett called the situation unfortunate and that the government is pressing on.“These kinds of conversations discussions about recognition and implementation of rights should be done and paid for by Canada that it is now going forward contribution agreements where we pay for what it will take to be able to reach an agreement and nation to nation re-build the nations,” she said.Bennett said there are a few more steps within government to finalize the details.But letters should be going to affected communities firstname.lastname@example.org@inthehouse7
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium Monday cleared the names of 16 lawyers for appointment as judges of Kerala, Karnataka and Bombay High Courts. The apex court collegium comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and N V Ramana recommended the names of the advocates to the central government after assessing their merit and suitability. For the Kerala High Court, the Collegium has forwarded the names of Conrad Stansilaus Dias, Mohammed Nias C P and Paul K K. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’For Karnataka High Court, the names of Savanur Vishwajith Shetty, Singapuram Raghavachar Krishna Kumar, Maralur Indrakumar Arun, Mohammed Ghouse Shukure Kamal, Ashok Subhashchandra Kinagi, Govindaraj Suraj, Engalaguppe Seetharamaiah Indiresh and Sachin Shankar Magadum were cleared by the apex court. Advocates Avinash G Gharote, N B Suryawanshi, Madhav Jamdar, Anil Kilor and Milind Narendra Jadhav were given the nod to be appointed as judges of the Bombay High Court. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn order to ascertain the suitability of the recommendees, the three-member Collegium have consulted the apex court judges conversant with the affairs of the High Court concerned before recommending their names for the appointment. The Collegium, to which ten names of lawyers were sent for elevation as Bombay HC judges, cleared only five, sent back four names and deferred one to await further details. With regard to elevation of lawyers as judges in the Karnataka High Court, the Collegium accepted recommendations of eight lawyers and remitted one name to the high court collegium for reconsideration.
Rabat – During the first half of 2018, airports in Morocco received a total of 10.45 million passengers, a growth of 13 percent compared to the same period of 2017.According to statistics from the National Office of Airports (ONDA), air traffic grew exceptionally, at 25.66 percent, in June, with more than 1.64 million of passengers.Unsurprisingly, Casablanca’s Mohammed V airport, which accounts for 43 percent of all air traffic, recorded an increase of 5.68 percent in the first half of 2018 and more than 20 percent in June 2018 only. Domestic air traffic posted an increase of 15.39 percent with more than 1.13 million passengers in the first half of 2018. A significant increase of 27.93 percent in domestic air traffic was recorded in June 2018 only. International air traffic reached 9.3 million of passengers in the first half of the year, an increase of 12.69 percent over last year. The month of June recorded 1.48 million international passengers.The increase is due to the good performance of European air traffic, which represents 75 percent of Morocco’s international traffic volume. European air traffic increased by 14.87 percent from the same period last year.Air traffic grew 6.23 percent in the Middle and Far East, 20.22 percent in North America, and 31.27 percent in South America.Overall, Maghreb countries’ air traffic experienced a slight decrease of 0.81 percent in the first half of 2018. However, in June the traffic rose by 12.25 percent.Despite some stagnation in the first half of the year, the African market recorded an increase of 9.30 percent particularly in June 2018.Freight traffic recorded, during the first half of 2018, an increase of 6.92 percent compared to the same period in 2017. It reached 43 million tons against 42.3 million tons recorded during the first half of 2017.
Hailing the French navy for protecting its ships carrying aid supplies from pirate attacks in the waters off Somalia since mid-November, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has thanked Denmark for agreeing to take over the operation for the next two months.WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said in a statement yesterday from the agency’s headquarters in Rome that “safe travel through Somali waters has made an enormous impact on our ability to reach more than a million hungry, vulnerable people.“As food security continues to deteriorate in Somalia, and the number of hungry people is set to rise, I urge other governments to step forward in the same spirit of cooperation.”Since French navy ships began their escort operation in November, nine shipments carrying over 30,000 tons of food – or enough to feed 300,000 people for six months – have travelled safely from the Kenyan port of Mombasa to either Mogadishu or Merka in Somalia.WFP has also been able to build up its in-country stocks of food and, if shipments continue, now expects to feed 1.8 million people in the Horn of Africa nation this year, up from 1.53 million in 2007.The escort operation began after an escalating series of attacks of piracy were reported off the Somali coast last year, including some in which crew members were taken hostage. In total, 31 acts of piracy were reported, including three against ships ferrying WFP supplies.The UN agency said the situation in Somalia remains grim, particularly in Mogadishu, where the fighting has been fiercest in the past year. In other parts of the country, locals have endured their worst cereal harvest in 13 years.Without new donations of food, WFP estimates that it will exhaust its existing supplies as early as March, and it is calling for $15 million to buy almost 20,000 tons of food to cover shortfalls until June. 3 February 2008Hailing the French navy for protecting its ships carrying aid supplies from pirate attacks in the waters off Somalia since mid-November, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has thanked Denmark for agreeing to take over the operation for the next two months.
The Secretary-General “hopes that the resolve of the two leaders to settle the past and address in earnest existing concerns, particularly of a humanitarian and security nature, would lead to a speedy normalization of bilateral relations,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement, referring to the historic visit by Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to Pyongyang and his talks with Kim Jong Il, Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.”The Japan-DPRK Pyongyang Declaration, adopted at the summit, is a landmark contribution to regional peace and security,” the statement said.With the inter-Korean dialogue back on track, with family reunions becoming more regular, and with good prospects for reconnecting railways and launching other economic projects, the statement said the Secretary-General also looked forward “to a continued building of trust and confidence between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea.””The Secretary-General believes that the international community should render its full support for these efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to the Peninsula,” the statement said. “He also appeals to donor countries to help the United Nations’ humanitarian and developmental effort in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”
CALGARY – The Conference Board of Canada says Alberta should see modest economic growth next year despite persistently low oil prices.It predicts the province will see real GDP growth of 1.2 per cent in 2016 after the economy shrank by 1.2 per cent this year.The Conference Board said low oil prices led to a 15.2 per cent drop in energy investments this year and will mean $11 billion less in the province’s economy by the end of next year.Saskatchewan’s energy-reliant economy is also expected to bounce back out of recession next year with two per cent GDP growth, while Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy is expected to shrink by 0.8 per cent.British Columbia is anticipated to lead the country with 3.6 per cent growth in 2016, thanks especially to strong construction and housing sectors.Manitoba is forecast to be the second-fastest growing province with 2.5 per cent growth, while Ontario’s economy is projected to grow by 2.3 per cent.Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick are both expected to see modest growth of 1.6 per cent, while Nova Scotia is expected to see 2.3 per cent growth, in part due to the federal shipbuilding contract for the navy. Alberta to see modest growth in 2016 despite low oil prices: Conference Board by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 7, 2015 10:43 am MDT Last Updated Dec 7, 2015 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Current OSU hockey players Maggie Rothgery and Nick Crosby hold up trophies from their time on the Elyria Panthers.Credit: Courtesy of Maggie RothgeryNick Crosby always thought he would “end up with her.”The “her” Crosby, a fourth-year in health sciences and a forward on the Ohio State men’s club ice hockey team, is referring to is Maggie Rothgery, a senior forward on the OSU women’s varsity ice hockey team.What did she think of her current boyfriend way back when?“I always thought he was out of my league,” Rothgery said with a smile.Irony aside, the two have been together for quite some time, even when they weren’t dating.Crosby and Rothgery grew up in Elyria, Ohio, playing on a line under Maggie’s father, and former Buckeye hockey player, Don Rothgery when they were six years old.It was under her father’s tutelage where the two developed their relationship and became the talented players they are today.“They hit it off right away as friends when Nick came in our last year on mite hockey,” Don Rothgery said. “They are two of the nicest people I know. They’ve been friends forever.”Current OSU hockey players Maggie Rothgery and Nick Crosby during their days on the Ohio Flames and St. Edwards Eagles, respectively.Credit: Courtesy of Maggie RothgeryIt was not until their high school years when they officially starting dating. Nick attended St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, while Maggie stayed close to home, attending Elyria High School.Crosby competed for state titles as an Eagle, while Rothgery further honed her skills with the Ohio Flames AAA program.Following graduation, Crosby began his time at OSU while Rothgery took her talents to Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, to play for the Lakers.As one might imagine, the four-hour separation between Columbus and Erie wasn’t easy for the two.“Distance was difficult, but I was very lucky that Nick was willing to come visit me almost every other weekend,” Rothgery said. “The hardest part was that we went from living two minutes apart and seeing each other everyday, to living in completely different states.”After a few years, Rothgery decided to transfer to OSU to become a Buckeye.“I was struggling at Mercyhurst and I knew being closer to Nick, regardless, would be better than the situation I was in there,” Rothgery said. “Mercyhurst just wasn’t the right fit for me and in the times that I visited, I loved OSU. The campus is beautiful and it’s arguably the best education you can get in Ohio, and in the country for that matter.”Now in Columbus, the two continue to have a relationship as solid as the ice they play on.OSU hockey players Nick Crosby and Maggie Rothgery.Credit: Courtesy of Maggie Rothgery“She’s my best friend,” Crosby said. “I’ve talked to some of my friends about it. They say, ‘Usually, when I hang out with my girlfriend, we have to try and find stuff to do.’ We can just go out, play hockey, and have a great time.”Granted, there are challenges that come along with dating and being student-athletes.The two are in the same major, meaning they see each other in class during the day, but homework, practice throughout the week and traveling for out-of-town games on weekends can be tough to work around.“We dedicate a few nights a week to each other,” Crosby said. “That’s pretty much all we get are nights.”With no Big Ten hockey conference established for women, Rothgery has to endure the rigorous travel accompanied with life in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Flights to Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin are scattered throughout the season.However, she said having Crosby waiting for her when she returns home is quite the luxury.“It’s nice to date your best friend,” Rothgery said. “He makes it easy. Sometimes I’ll come home and he’ll make me dinner. It’s nice to just relax and have someone to relax with.”Seeming like it has all happened so fast, Rothgery still finds herself in disbelief. Her linemate at 6 years old continues to be right by her side to this day.
Last week the World Coal Association (WCA) announced that Xcoal Energy & Resources and the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) had joined the association. Xcoal closely follows the addition of Whitehaven Coal in February this year and broadens WCA’s ever-growing, global network of major coal producers, national coal associations and other non-profit bodies with an interest in the future of the coal industry.Milton Catelin, Chief Executive of the WCA, welcomed Xcoal, commenting: “We are very excited to have Xcoal join WCA. Xcoal joins six other WCA members from the US indicating that coal remains a significant part of the energy portfolio in America. Coal accounted for 40% of US electricity last year, and holds the world’s largest estimated recoverable reserves. With that in mind, the US will continue to be an important market for the global coal industry.”Xcoal Energy & Resources is one of the largest coal exporters in the US supplying metallurgical coal, thermal coal, and anthracite to customers throughout the world. Xcoal also participates in funding mine development ventures, fostering preparation plant expansions, and developing bulk terminal projects to ensure a reliable and sustainable supply of coal to its global clients.Ernie L. Thrasher, Chief Executive, Xcoal commented: ”Xcoal is proud to join the World Coal Association. We join the association’s efforts to support the utilisation of coal while increasing the awareness of coal’s contribution to global economic development.”WCA’s ever-growing, global network of major coal producers, national coal associations and other non-profit bodies with an interest in the future of the coal industry. Milton Catelin, Chief Executive of the WCA, welcomed the Minerals Council of Australia to WCA, commenting: “MCA is the third Australian organisation to join WCA as a member. Australia is a global leader in the production and exporting of coal and it’s vital that Australian companies and organisations have a voice at a global level. The World Coal Association is the only organisation working internationally on behalf of the coal industry.“The affiliation we now have with MCA will encourage a greater sharing of information between the two associations, which will be of benefit to WCA and MCA Members. We very much look forward to working with MCA on advocating for a balanced approach to sustainable development and economic growth through the use of coal.”The MCA is the peak industry body of Australia’s exploration, mining and minerals processing industry. MCA member companies account for more than 85 per cent of Australia’s annual mineral production and more than 90 per cent of mineral export earnings.Brendan Pearson, MCA Chief Executive, commented: “Australia’s $60 billion coal industry is helping provide affordable energy and industrial products, including steel, to the world. We are looking forward to working with the WCA to ensure that coal retains its place as one of the world’s most important commodities.”“The coal industry is under assault from anti-coal activists determined to shut the sector down both in Australia and globally. The MCA and WCA have important roles to play in ensuring the continuation of the significant economic contribution made by the sector both in Australia and globally. As the most abundant, versatile and low cost energy source available coal has an indispensable role to play in raising hundreds of millions of people out of energy poverty around the world.”
Maximum Plow Speed3.0 m/sec600 ft/min Mechanical height adjustment180-280 mm0.59-0.92 ft Plow heights750-1030 mm1000-1285 mm1270-1550 mm2.64-3.38 ft3.28-4.22 ft4.17-5.09 ft +19 mm–9 mm–22 mm–39 mm Bottom bit positionsPosition 1Position 2Position 3Position 4 Maximum drive power2 × 400 kW2 × 536 hp Weight (single plow)4385-5625 kg10,660-12,401 lb As already announced, Wilhelm Löbbe and Konrad Grebe are to be inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame (im-halloffame.com) on February 16 for the longwall plow, first installed in Ibbenbüren in 1941. Caterpillar continues to develop the technology with the latest innovation being the Cat® GH800B longwall plow system, designed for mining very low coal seams at high rates. Building on the attributes of the proven GH1600 plow system, the Caterpillar longwall team in Lünen, Germany, worked with the German Ibbenbüren mine to design and construct a system for mining an anthracite seam averaging only 0.85 m thick. The result is the GH800B plow and associated longwall system, which is now successfully operating in Ibbenbüren—where the seam does not exceed 1.0 m in height.Cat says its GH800 plow, with an installed power of 2 x 400 kW, has been the plow of choice for seam heights from 0.9 to 2.0 m, regardless of seam inclination or coal hardness. But, the lower the coal seam, the more difficult the extraction process. Flexibility, reliability, efficiency and serviceability of the whole system had to be refined for maximum productivity in such a minimal height, but several key modifications led to success.The armored face conveyor (AFC) modifications for the GH800B plow system include PF4 plow line pans with a replaceable top trough and a new plow guide made of a one-piece casting to provide extra strength and durability while being much lower in height than the previous welded version. External dogbone connectors between the line pans and a very strong and flexible relay bar between the AFC and the roof supports (shields) further adapt the conveyor for very low seam operation. To increase coal throughput, the engineering team widened the conveyor cross-section with extended side plates.The plow body of the GH800B system was adapted to cutting heights from a maximum 1.55 m to as low as 0.75 m. An optimised design at both ends of the plow body helps load more coal onto the face conveyor and reduces the amount of cutting power consumed by this process. The Cat GH800B enables an effective horizon control system, which provides the ability to follow the seam line without cutting adjacent rock.The Cat low seam roof supports were also specially designed for this application. Shortened canopies avoid collision with the plow even in their lowest position, and the shield canopies are 80 mm thinner to create a more ergonomic working environment for the face crew. A canopy water spray sequence, synchronized with the cutting plow, keeps dust levels down.Cat automation of the complete plow longwall as well as remote control of all functions and adjustments enables high production with no personnel at the face. The system enhances safety and minimises operating cost.The new GH800B plow system went underground for operation at Ibbenbüren mine in the fourth quarter of last year. In addition to impressive daily production, the new system reduces operating and maintenance costs by about 50% compared to a nearby coal face. An advance rate of as much as 10 m/d reveals the enormous production capability of the system.The Cat GH800B plow system is going to be operated in five consecutive longwall panels of the Ibbenbüren mine.GH800B Longwall Plow Specifications Plow heights with gob-side support1535-1700 mm1685-1965 mm5.04-5.58 ft5.53-6.45 ft Plow length2636 mm8.65 ft Coal hardnessSoft to hard coal +0.06 ft–0.03 ft–0.07 ft–0.13 ft Cutting depth205 mm0.67 ft Maximum seam inclination60°
SPAIN – KOREA 31:29 (14:14) – AFTER TWO EXTRA TIMESIn one of the most interesting matches in the Women’s Competition at the Olympics 2012 in London, the Spanish girls have won the third-place match against Korea. Constantly changing leads throughout the game, the regular time game ended with 24:24. The first extra-time followed and it was still a tie, 28:28. Finally in the end of the second extra-time the Spanish made a two-goal lead in the last minute, and this proved enough to win the Bronze medal. Final result 31-29 for Spain. albertocarmenduenasfernandezgwonkoreaKorea HandballpinedoSpainSpain handball ← Previous Story Dalibor Doder out of the final against France, Zakrisson in! Next Story → Norway becomes Olympic Champion (W) !!
I will not be switching parties, nor crossing the floor to the Conservatives, so do not need to call a by-election, as I did when switching from the Conservatives to UKIP. 21 Comments Share42 Tweet Email Mar 25th 2017, 1:32 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article I will simply be the member of parliament for Clacton, sitting as an independent.He paid tribute to UKIP’s efforts, saying that despite their failure to win more MPs, “in a way we are the most successful political party in Britain ever”.“We have achieved what we were established to do -– and in doing so we have changed the course of our country’s history for the better,” he said.“Make no mistake; we would not be leaving the EU if it was not for UKIP, and for those remarkable people who founded, supported and sustained our party over that period.”© – AFP, 2017Read: ‘All women live under the male gaze, but the European hijab ruling feels like the eye of Sauron’Read: The EU is 60 this weekend, but it wasn’t the first vision of a united Europe http://jrnl.ie/3306548 Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesThe announcement comes just days before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to formally notify the European Union of Britain’s intention to leave, starting a two-year countdown to Brexit.Carswell’s ties had long been strained with the rest of the party, in particular its founder Nigel Farage, who has repeatedly tried and failed to win election to the 650-seat House of Commons.Farage, one of UKIP’s 20 members of the European Parliament, last month publicly asked Carswell to leave the party, saying he “actively and transparently seeks to damage us”.But his resignation is a blow after months of infighting in the party, which is struggling to find a winning platform beyond its core message of euroscepticism and opposition to mass immigration.Carswell was first elected to parliament in 2005 as a member of May’s Conservative party, but resigned in 2014 to stand again as a member of UKIP in the south-eastern English seat of Clacton.“Like many of you, I switched to UKIP because I desperately wanted us to leave the EU.” he wrote in a blog posting, entitled “Job Done”.Now we can be certain that that is going to happen, I have decided that I will be leaving UKIP. Saturday 25 Mar 2017, 1:32 PM As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: UKIP WILL NO longer be represented in the British parliament after its only MP announced today he was quitting to become an independent.Douglas Carswell said his membership was no longer necessary following last year’s referendum vote to leave the EU, saying:I will leave UKIP amicably, cheerfully and in the knowledge that we won. By AFP ‘Job done’: UKIP’s only MP has quit the party “I will leave UKIP amicably, cheerfully and in the knowledge that we won.” Short URL 17,076 Views
https://jrnl.ie/4579925 By Associated Press Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 6 Apr 2019, 7:41 AM Short URL President Donald Trump speaks as he visits a new section of the border wall. Image: Jacquelyn Martin/PA Images 117 Comments Source: FOX 10 Phoenix/YouTubeTrump, who earlier in the week threatened to shut down the border over the high numbers of migrants trying to enter the US, appeared to walk back his comments Thursday. He said Friday that it was because Mexico had gotten tougher in stopping an influx of immigrants from moving north.“Mexico has been absolutely terrific for the last four days,” the president said as he left the White House. “I never changed my mind at all. I may shut it down at some point.”Trump, as he so often does, mixed fact with fiction when warning of the threat at the border. When complaining about the Flores legal settlement that governs treatment of migrant children and families, he blamed “Judge Flores, whoever you may be.” But Flores was an unaccompanied 15-year-old girl from El Salvador.He also downplayed the claims of people seeking asylum at the border, declaring without evidence that many are gang members while comparing some of their efforts to find safety in the US to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections.“It’s a scam, it’s a hoax,” Trump said. “I know about hoaxes. I just went through a hoax.” A protest balloon at an anti-Trump rally during his visit. Source: PA ImagesAs the president showed off the renovated section of the barrier to reporters, a balloon depicting Trump as a baby floated further down the border.Trump has been increasingly exasperated at his inability to halt the swelling number of migrants entering the US, including thousands who have been released after arriving because border officials have no space for them.Arrests along the southern border have skyrocketed in recent months, and border agents were on track to make 100,000 arrests or denials of entry in March, a 12-year high. More than half of those are families with children, who require extra care. Apr 6th 2019, 7:41 AM President Donald Trump speaks as he visits a new section of the border wall. Image: Jacquelyn Martin/PA Images Share355 Tweet Email DECLARING “OUR COUNTRY is full,” President Donald Trump yesterday insisted the US immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped, as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border.Trump, making a renewed push for border security as a central campaign issue for his 2020 re-election, participated in a briefing on immigration and border security in Calexico before viewing a 3.2 km see-through steel-slat barrier that was a long-planned replacement for an older barrier — and not new wall.“There is indeed an emergency on our southern border,” Trump said at the briefing, adding that there has been a sharp uptick in illegal crossings.“It’s a colossal surge and it’s overwhelming our immigration system, and we can’t let that happen. … We can’t take you anymore. We can’t take you. Our country is full.”As Air Force One touched down in the state, California and 19 other states that are suing Trump over his emergency declaration to build a border wall requested a court order to stop money from being diverted to fund the project.But Trump, who ratcheted up his hard-line immigration rhetoric in recent weeks, declared that his move, which included vetoing a congressional vote, was necessary.Also on Friday, House Democrats filed a lawsuit preventing Trump from spending more money than Congress has approved to erect barriers along the southwestern border. Congress approved just under $1.4 billion for work on border barricades.Trump has asserted he can use his powers as chief executive to transfer an additional $6.7 billion to wall construction. 20,177 Views ‘Our country is full’ – Trump visits Mexico border and inspects new border fence Trump has ratcheted up his hard-line immigration rhetoric in recent weeks.
It took about 18 months for the Hellenic Space Agency to be officially launched. It took only six weeks for it to undergo its first crisis. On Wednesday, the head of the newly established organisation, acclaimed astrophysicist Stamatios ‘Tom’ Krimigis resigned from his position, stating political interference as reason.Hailed by NASA as a “Space Exploration Pioneer”, Tom Krimigis is Head Emeritus of the Space Department Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in the US, whose storied professional career has closely paralleled American space exploration. His presence at the helm of the organisation was hailed as a significant step forward for Greek science in general – as well as an example of the overall aspirations of the Agency.In his resignation letter, Krimigis accuses Telecommunications Minister Nikos Pappas, of decisions that effectively annulled the HSA’s entire purpose and made it prone to political subservience, at the expense of meritocracy. He also reckoned that there is “an effort to manipulate HSA toward specific goals.”The launch of a national space agency was hailed as a way to showcase the excellence of Greek scientists (more often than not struggling with adverse conditions, limited resources and lack of funding), but also as a way to attract targeted investment and spark a reversal of the ‘brain-drain’ phenomenon. The Hellenic Space Agency is the latest step in a journey that started in 1955, with the establishment of the Ionospheric Institute – subsequently renamed Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing. The country has a satellite program since 2001 and is part of the European Space Agency for almost 15 years, which explains the optimism around the new Agency.All this was put to rest this week; the resignation of Krimigis was followed by that of the HSA managing director, Konstantinos Pilaftsis, while this turn of events sparked a public debate in Greece. In his letter Krimigis specifically targets the General Secretary of Communications and Post, Vasilis Maglaras, “who has undertaken […] the role of ‘Space Czar’ in Greece, despite having no knowledge nor experience in the field,” describing conditions that undermine what he presents as indispensable values: evaluation, meritocracy and excellence.The last word is the opposition’s unofficial slogan, in its attacks to the Tsipras government’s practices, and soon the backlash of Krimigis’ resignation led to yet another round of political debate. Nea Dimokratia took on to attack the government for its choice of Krimigis’ replacement, Christodoulos Protopapas. An experienced electrical engineer with a long career in telecomunications and Satellite systems, he’s been active in the Hellas Sat programs of Greece and Cyprus and up to recently, he’s been at the helm of the European Satellite Operators Association. But Protopapas is a controversial figure; he was famously the person who famously – or infamously – bent Cyprus’ legislation to bring Internet to the country in 1995, in his capacity as manager of the Cypriot Archdiocese’s media group and he’s been under a lot of criticism for nationalistic views he expresses through social media, such as:“When we [the Greeks] were building temples and wrote tragedies and comedies you [Europeans] lived in the mud, ate raw meat, were unbathed and spoke in inarticulate grunts.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Un séisme de magnitude 5,8 fait 19 blessés en IranIran – Deux séismes, dont un de magnitude 5,8, ont touché le sud de l’Iran dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi. Au moins dix-neuf blessés ont été recensés, et de nombreuses habitations ont été endommagées.La plus forte secousse, la première, a eu lieu vers minuit heure locale (19h38 GMT), à neuf kilomètres de profondeur dans les environs d’Ahl, une région peu peuplée à la frontière des provinces de Fars et d’Hormozgan.À lire aussiInternet pourrait être le meilleur système au monde pour détecter les séismesSelon un dernier bilan du Croissant Rouge, dix-neuf personnes auraient été blessées, et comme l’a indiqué l’agence officielle Irna, la secousse qui a été suivie de plusieurs répliques a endommagé 30% des immeubles de quatre villages, près de la ville de Lamerd. Le second séisme, d’une magnitude de 5,1, s’est produit douze minutes plus tard à quelques kilomètres, et à la même profondeur que le premier.L’Iran est régulièrement touché par des séismes. En 2003, quelque 30.000 personnes avaient été tuées par un séisme qui avait dévasté la ville de Bam, dans le sud-est du pays. Le 21 juillet 2010 à 15:52 • Emmanuel Perrin
Des Japonais veulent construire un ascenseur pour l’espaceActuellement, une entreprise japonaise envisage sérieusement de construire un ascenseur permettant de relier la Terre à l’espace qui l’entoure. Un tel projet pourrait voir le jour et être opérationnel pour 2050.L’entreprise japonaise Obayashi Corp. envisage la construction d’un ascenseur capable d’emmener ses occupants dans l’espace. Une structure qui serait tirée le long d’un câble de 96.000 kilomètres ! Sur le papier, ce projet semble réalisable, notamment grâce aux nanotubes de carbone mis au point en 1991 par le physicien japonais Sumio Iijima. Ces nanotubes, 20 fois plus résistants que l’acier, rendent possibles des projets un peu fous.Selon le magazine scientifique Digital Trends, Obayashi Corp. a l’ambition de rendre son ascenseur opérationnel d’ici 2050 et n’hésite pas à dévoiler les dessous de son engin. En voyageant à une vitesse de 200 kilomètres par heure avec jusqu’à jusqu’à 30 personnes à son bord, la cabine voyagerait 7 jours. Tout a d’ailleurs déjà été pensé puisqu’une station de départ serait même aménagée en port de lancement sur le sol terrien et la station d’arrivée, située à 36.000 kilomètres de la Terre. Celle-ci contiendrait un espace de séjour et des laboratoires de recherche. Seul le contrepoids placé à 96.000 kilomètres de là, à l’autre bout du câble reste encore de nature imprécise.Le physicien japonais Michio Kaku explique en quoi cette entreprise serait utile. “Le principal obstacle du voyage spatial [traditionnel] est le coût : chaque kilo envoyé dans l’espace coûte environ 4 000 euros. Or, après cent kilomètres, tout devient beaucoup plus simple et vous “descendez en roue libre” jusque Pluton… Donc, si les cent premiers kilomètres constituent l’essentiel du problème, pourquoi ne pas construire une capsule capable de vous emmener au-delà de cette distance ?”, demande-t-il cité par 7sur7.be.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreReste que les recherches menées actuellement sur les nanotubes de carbone et le graphène (cristal de carbone dont l’empilement constitue le graphite) ne permettent pas de constituer un câble de plus de deux centimètres… Affaire à suivre donc !Découvrez en vidéo ce projet d’ascenseur pour l’espace sur Maxisciences Le 25 février 2012 à 17:14 • Maxime Lambert
Ridgefield School District’s board members voted in favor of putting a $77 million bond issue up for a vote on Feb. 12, 2019, nearly two years after voters in the district approved a $78 million bond.If approved, the money will be used, along with approximately $15 million of state assistance, to construct a new K-4 elementary school, expand Ridgefield High School and renovate the vocational education building, construct covered play areas and upgrade heating and cooling systems at South Ridge Elementary School and Union Ridge Elementary School and make safety and security upgrades districtwide.In October, the district purchased 27 acres of land located in the Claiborne Acres section of the city, south of Northeast 279th Street and east of North 65th Avenue. That land is expected to be the location of the K-4 school, should the bond pass.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A car slammed into a Southwest Miami-Dade adult day care, Tuesday afternoon.According to police, a car plunged through the front of a day care center near Southwest 24th Street and 97th Avenue at around 2 p.m.Fire rescue was called onto the scene, and the car was safely pulled out from the building.The business suffered costly damages. However, no injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.