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Virat Kohli captain on paper but MS Dhoni on ground: Suresh Raina

first_img“Once a captain always a captain” is what Suresh Raina feels about Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who remains a leader on the field even though not on paper.Despite quitting ODI and T20 captaincy in 2017, three years after he retired from Test cricket, Dhoni still remains the cricketing brain behind the Indian team, something even skipper Virat Kohli has acknowledged.”On paper he’s not the captain. On the ground he’s the captain for Virat I think,” the out-of-favour India batsman told PTI in an interview from the Netherlands, where he is holidaying with his family.”His role is still the same. He communicates with the bowlers from behind the stumps, coordinates the field placements.”He’s the captain of the captains. Virat feels confident when Dhoni is behind the stumps. He has always acknowledged that,” Raina, an integral part of the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in IPL, said.Raina, however, said this would be a big World Cup for Kohli.”He is a confident player, captain and a team player. It’s a very big World Cup for him. He knows his role well. He needs to give confidence to his players. Everything looks in our favour. The intent has to be positive. This is the best team to win the World Cup,” Raina, a member of the 2011 World Cup winning team led by Dhoni, said.He picked Hardik Pandya as the key player for India at the upcoming event.”He can field and bat well, can bowl 6-7 crucial overs. He can bat anywhere. He needs to get a lot of confidence from the management to express himself. If he can take his IPL confidence to the World Cup, he will be our game changer.advertisement”I think he will be the most important player for India in this World Cup. I won’t be surprised if he gets the man of the tournament, should we make the last-four,” Raina, who played 226 ODIs for India, said.India began their World Cup campaign on a shaky note, losing to New Zealand by six wickets in a warm-up match, and Raina feels that the teams need to be careful against the left-arm pacers.”In our bowling line-up, we don’t have any left-arm pacers. In 2011, we had Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra. They have asked Khaleel (Ahmed) to come for practice. But they need to play more left-arm pacers. Every team knows this now. Rest everything looks fine with this team.”We just need to be careful against the left-arm fast bowlers. If you see the last few years, we are losing a lot of wickets to the left arm pacers. Be it Mohammed Aamir or Wahab Riaz of Pakistan, Boult, Mitchell (Starc) — all have done well against India,” he said, recalling Riaz’s five-for in the 2011 World Cup semifinal.Raina said it was good to lose in the first practice game.”Now we can regroup and find the combination. I feel it’s a very good thing to have happened to the Indian team.”This World Cup is seen as one of the most competitive with 10 teams playing against each other in the round-robin league.”India will make it to the semifinal no matter what. We have nine matches in the league. There is a lot of time to think about the combinations. It’s very important to start well. Then no one can stop us.”When everyone is tagging you as favourites, you need to express yourself. Take this pressure into confidence,” said Raina.On 300 plus totals being the trend in the recent England-Pakistan series, Raina said: “Earlier, we would only win with our batting. Now we have the bowling to defend totals. We will also have an edge in crowd support. In all the venues we will get a lot of support.”This World Cup we have to watch out on the weather. All the Indian venues are known for overcast conditions. If it’s overcast then we can bring in an extra seamer. But if it’s flat and sunny, then we have to bring in Kuldeep (Yadav).”Raina said chinaman Kuldeep should play alongside Ravindra Jadeja with a three-pace attack.”I want Kuldeep and Jadeja to play together with three quality fast bowlers and then Hardik making it a six quality bowling options.”Kuldeep was dropped by Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL and Raina said the franchise did not utilize his potential.”KKR were not able to utilise his ability well. He had one bad game and then they dropped him. It won’t stop him from doing well in the World Cup. He’s a very matured cricketer. He is a hungry bowler. He shows his character with Chahal as well. Virat has to give them confidence.advertisement”Kuldeep has that match-winning ability. We have a lot of match-winning players. It’s a worry for India who to play,” he said.Raina admitted that India’s middle-order looks a bit shaky.”The top order needs to get good starts as the first 10-15 overs will be very important. It’s a balanced side but middle order looks a bit shaky. A lot of responsibility will be on Shikhar (Dhawan), Rohit (Sharma) and Virat (Kohli) and if they get going, then we can do really well.”Asked if Dhoni has slowed down, Raina said he can bat at number 4 or 5 depending on the situation.”I don’t think so. He batted really well in the IPL. He looks pretty solid, calm and decisive when it comes to scoring a lot of runs. If MS gets a lot of time then he can really pace his innings. But I think the top-four has to bat really sensibly in English conditions.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Shardul Thakur, on crutches, sees off Team India in LondonAlso Read | Selfie obsessed to worst roommate: Rohit Sharma reveals secrets about his Indian teammateslast_img read more

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Ashes 2019 1st Test live stream: When and where to watch England vs Australia

first_imgRiding with confidence after their victorious World Cup campaign, England will aim to make a good start in their effort to regain the urn when they take on Australia in the first Ashes Test beginning Thursday at Edgbaston.The excitement level will be doubled in the Birmingham Test as it also marks the start of the ICC World Test Championship which will see a world champion in the longest format of the game in July 2021.The Joe Root-led side, which faced a scare against Ireland in the four-day Test at Lord’s, will look to come out with a better performance, especially with the bat. Given the top-order woes, Root is likely to bat at number three, with Joe Denly set to come in at number four.On the other hand, Australia will be looking to take revenge of the semi-final defeat. They will be bolstered with the return of David Warner and Steve Smith who are making their comeback to Test cricket after serving their one-year bans for involvement in Sandpaper Gate fiasco.Head coach Justin Langer has already indicated that Usman Khawaja who is returning from an injury and has passed the fitness test, will be in the playing XI alongside James Pattinson. Australia will have to choose between the returning Cameron Bancroft and Marcus Harris as Warner’s opening partner.When will the 1st Ashes Test between England and Australia begin?The first Test of Ashes 2019 will start at 11 AM local time (3:30 PM IST) and (10 AM GMT) on Thursday, August 1.Where I can watch 1st Ashes Test between England and Australia live?advertisementThe first Test of Ashes 2019 between England and Australia can be watched on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.How can I watch the 1st Ashes Test between England and Australia online?Sony Liv will provide the live streaming for the 1st Ashes Test.Where will the 1st Ashes Test between England and Australia be played?Edgbaston in Birmingham will host the first Ashes Test.What are the squads for the 1st Ashes Test?England: Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root(c), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Sam Curran, Olly Stone, Jofra ArcherAustralia: David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Tim Paine(w/c), James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Harris, Mitchell Marsh, Michael NeserAlso See;last_img read more

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Florida 4-Star Freshman Chris Steele Enters Transfer Portal

first_img From Zach Abolverdi of GatorSports:The decision stems from a request Steele made to the staff during his first month on campus, the source said. He asked to be moved to a different dorm because he was uncomfortable rooming with quarterback Jalon Jones, his classmate.The staff did not plan to move Steele until the summer, which upset Steele and his parents, according to the source.Jones has since been accused of sexual assault, with one incident allegedly beginning in his dorm room, according to a report.Steele has since entered the NCAA’s transfer portal.Florida freshman defensive back Chris Steele has entered the NCAA transfer portal, per source.Was a top-50 recruit and the top-ranked member of Florida’s 2019 recruiting class.— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) May 9, 2019Steele will have the chance to look around for another opportunity and it looks like he could be granted a waiver to play elsewhere immediately. A closeup of two alternate Florida Gators football helmets.GAINESVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 07: Florida Gators helmets sit on the field after the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)One of the brighter prospects on Florida’s defense appears ready to leave the program. In a shocking turn of events, former four-star recruit Chris Steele will be transferring out of the program.Steele came into Gainesville with very high expectations. In fact, the former St. John Bosco cornerback was the highest-rated member of the 2019 recruiting class for Florida.Coming out of high school, Steel was the No. 42 overall recruit in the country and the No. 5 cornerback, per 247Sports. Several powerhouse programs were in the sweepstakes for his commitment, such as Oklahoma, LSU and South Carolina.Steele’s decision to leave the program reportedly stems from a dorm room request he made earlier this offseason.last_img read more

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Juveniles in Correctional Facilities to Benefit from New Programme

first_img Juveniles within State correctional facilities will benefit from mentorship, skills training and job placement under a new youth empowerment and reintegration programme being undertaken by the Government.Dubbed the ‘WE TRANSFORM’ programme, the initiative will target 272 children, aged 12 to 17 years, who are on remand or serving a sentence within the four juvenile centres operated by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).These are the South Camp Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre, Kingston; Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre, St. Catherine; Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre, St. Ann; and the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre, Kingston.Launched during a ceremony at the Police Officers’ Club in Kingston, yesterday (June 20), the programme aims to equip the children in these facilities with the requisite skill sets, character, attitude and support to become productive law-abiding citizens.In his address, Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, explained that the programme is one of the “out-of-the-box strategies which we know will contribute to the reduction in the youth offending and reoffending, and, by extension, crime in Jamaica”.“My Ministry believes that each of these young persons deserves a second chance in life. We are committed to helping our young offenders to get back on the right side of the law and remain there,” he said.For his part, State Minister for National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., noted that the programme “is the dream coming true for us to be able to establish programmes which allow us to continue the restoration of our youth to transform our country”.“We hope it will become a flagship programme in the Ministry, one of the more strategic (inputs) for us to advance our youth rehabilitation initiatives,” he said.He stressed that crucial to the success of the programme is support from all stakeholders, including the private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international partners, churches, parents and other interest groups.In the meantime, State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, welcomed the programme, noting the importance of restoration and reintegration when treating with young offenders.“We must be focused on transforming our children who come into contact with our correctional service, and, despite the circumstances, we must all believe that our children can be transformed,” he said.The programme, which begins immediately, will be implemented in two phases.Phase one will include youth engagement in innovative training in academics, vocational education, employability and life skills; and a mentorship and internship/job placement programme.This phase will also involve a segment on healthy lifestyle, where young offenders will be engaged in life skills training in substance abuse, reproductive health and other health-related matters.A major activity under this phase is an annual competition and exposition to be held July 26, where the youth will be allowed to showcase their talents. Another highlight is mentorship days for boys and girls on November 4 and 25, respectively. Activities on those days will include a football tournament and a pageant.Phase two will involve parent engagement and training, including parenting workshops; and staff capacity building through training exercises.Among the major sponsors are the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, Jamaica Public Service (JPS), Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB), Tastee, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).So far, $12.5 million has been provided in cash and kind by sponsors and contributors towards implementation of the project. Dubbed the ‘WE TRANSFORM’ programme, the initiative will target 272 children, aged 12 to 17 years, who are on remand or serving a sentence within the four juvenile centres operated by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). The programme, which begins immediately, will be implemented in two phases. Phase one will include youth engagement in innovative training in academics, vocational education, employability and life skills; and a mentorship and internship/job placement programme. Juveniles within State correctional facilities will benefit from mentorship, skills training and job placement under a new youth empowerment and reintegration programme being undertaken by the Government. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Teachers School Staff to be Recognized

first_imgParents and communities across the province are encouraged to take time to acknowledge teachers and school staff for their professional and personal contributions to Nova Scotia students. Premier Darrell Dexter has proclaimed Feb. 12-18 as teacher/staff appreciation week in the province. “Putting kids and learning first is a priority for all of us,” said Education Minister Ramona Jennex. “Our schools have dedicated teachers and staff, including bus drivers, educational assistants, custodians and administrative workers, who are aware that providing our children with a quality education will give them tremendous advantages throughout their lives.” There are about 10,000 public school teachers and close to 6,000 support staff in the province. The Canadian Home and School Federation has celebrated teacher/staff appreciation week annually since 1988.last_img read more

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The Thursday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Thursday, Aug. 3———ASYLUM SEEKERS FLOOD OVER BORDER INTO QUEBEC: Quebec Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil says there has been a surge in the number of people illegally crossing from the U.S. seeking asylum. Weil told a news conference Thursday that in the past couple of weeks roughly 150 people are coming over the border each day. She says Quebec has already received 6,500 asylum seekers as of the end of June.———DEGRASSE INJURY BLOW TO CANADIAN TRACK TEAM: Andre De Grasse’s withdrawal from the world championships with a hamstring injury is a huge blow for the Canadian team. De Grasse’s coach Stuart McMillan says it’s a disappointment that he won’t have a final chance to race Usain Bolt. All signs pointed to a solid world championships for De Grasse. He was undefeated in the 100 and 200 in his last four Diamond League meets.———LEAK OF TRUMP PHONE CALL TOUCHES ON CANADA: A leaked transcript of a phone call between Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto shows the American president had a positive attitude about Canada when he took office. The transcript was published Thursday by the Washington Post. The conversation turned to the North American Free Trade Agreement and Trump is quoted as saying that he wasn’t worrying about Canada and that his administration has a fair relationship with Canada. Trump has since complained about Canadian dairy and lumber policies.———TORONTO TAKES MEASURES TO DEAL WITH OVERDOSE DEATHS: Toronto is moving to more quickly open three supervised injection sites in the wake of a rash of drug overdoses in the city last week that included four deaths. Mayor John Tory is also asking police to consider having some officers carry the opioid overdose antidote naloxone. Tory said Thursday that every overdose death is a preventable death.———FEDS PROMISE TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO PROTECT RIGHT WHALES: Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc says the government will do everything possible to protect right whales in the face of 10 deaths in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the past two months. LeBlanc said Thursday that the government will bring in the necessary resources to protect the population. LeBlanc said he’s concerned the whale deaths could hurt the reputation of the Canadian fishing industry, so the department and fishermen are eager to protect the whales.———RESEARCHERS FIND WORM FOSSIL: Canadian and American researchers have discovered the fossil of a spiky-headed worm that they think would have terrified other creatures swimming in ancient seas. Jean-Bernard Caron of the Royal Ontario Museum says the creature would have been an efficient predator and a frightening sight to many of the smallest marine creatures that lived during that time. Some 50 specimens of the creature were found in the Burgess Shale fossil beds, a UNESCO World Heritage site in British Columbia.———WHAT’S IN THOSE SAUSAGES: A study funded by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says that 20 per cent of sausages sampled from Canadian grocery stores contained meats that weren’t on the label. The study published this week in the journal Food Control was conducted by researchers at the University of Guelph. Researchers say about one in five of the sausages tested had some off-label ingredients in them, which they call alarming. The agency set the wheels in motion for the study after the European horse meat scandal in 2013, where food labelled as beef was found to have horse meat.———ENVIRONMENT MINISTER TARGETED IN LAWSUIT: Several environmental groups are taking legal action against Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, accusing the federal government of dragging its heels on investigating Volkswagen for duping Canadians with diesel engines. Volkswagen pleaded guilty in the U.S. in March after software was found in certain diesel vehicles that made it appear as though the cars were producing fewer emissions than they really were. A statement from McKenna says her department is investigating but Environmental Defence and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment say they’re tired of waiting.———ENERGY EXEC PREDICTS KEYSTONE PIPELINE WILL BE BUILT: The head of Canadian Natural Resources says he is sure the Keystone XL pipeline will be built despite doubts in the face of lower oil prices and regulatory obstacles. Steve Laut said Thursday his company is committed to use almost a fifth of the capacity on the 830,000-barrel-per-day conduit from Alberta to markets in Oklahoma and the U.S. Gulf Coast. U.S. President Donald Trump approved the controversial project in March, but questions have been raised about its economic viability.———TORONTO HOME SALES COOL LAST MONTH: New figures show home sales in the Greater Toronto Area fell last month by 40.4 per cent compared to July 2016 after a bout of frantic buying at the start of the year. The Toronto Real Estate Board attributes the decline in property transactions to fewer sales of detached homes in Toronto and its surrounding areas. In April the provincial government introduced more than a dozen measures — including a 15 per cent tax on foreign buyers — aimed at improving home affordability.last_img read more

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Economic cost of Canadian oil price discounts counted in billions of dollars

first_imgCALGARY – Imagine producing a bumper crop of a product in high demand around the globe, only to learn you must settle for a discounted price because there’s no easy way to get your product to market.Canadian grain farmers experienced that situation in 2013 and again last winter when their harvest outstripped the transport capacity of Canada’s rail companies. Western Canada’s oil companies are now in the same boat thanks to production gains that have not been matched by export pipeline capacity gains.Like those farmers, oil producers have filled storage to bursting while they wait for a solution to appear. The price discounts or “differentials” that had mainly affected heavy oil have spread to light oil and upgraded synthetic oilsands crude as pipeline space tightens.Estimates on the cost to the economy vary wildly, but the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers officially estimates the impact as at least C$13 billion in the first 10 months of 2018.It estimates the cost at about C$50 million per day in October as discounts for Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude oil versus New York-traded West Texas Intermediate peaked at more than US$52 per barrel.“The differential has blown out to such an extreme level for two reasons, the lack of access to markets and the fact we really have only one customer (the United States),” said Tim McMillan, CEO of CAPP.Getting an exact number on how much discounts are costing Canada is all but impossible thanks to ingrained sector secrecy about transportation and marketing, he said, adding it’s entirely possible the real costs could be as high as $100 billion per year.Producers’ exposure to WCS prices differ depending on what kind of oil they produce, where they sell it and how they transport it.Calgary-based Imperial Oil Ltd., for instance, says about one-quarter of its output of 300,000 barrels of bitumen per day is influenced by WCS pricing — the rest is used in its Canadian refineries or shipped by pipe or rail to the U.S. Gulf Coast where it gets close to WTI prices.The company announced last week it will build a 75,000-bpd oilsands project, going on faith that pipelines will be in place for when production begins in about four years (a prospect that took a hit Thursday when a U.S. judge put TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline on hold until more environmental study is done).Meanwhile, it is ramping up rail shipments from its co-owned Edmonton terminal as fast as it can.Other oilsands producers including Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Cenovus Energy Inc. are cutting production to avoid selling at current prices.The industry’s problems receive little sympathy from environmentalists like Keith Stewart of Greenpeace.“The root of the problem is that companies kept expanding production even when they knew there was no new transport,” he said.But McMillan pointed out it takes years to plan, win regulatory approval and build projects.For example, producers would have had no way of knowing ahead of time that the 525,000-barrel-per-day Northern Gateway pipeline project approved in 2014 by a Conservative government would then be rejected by a Liberal government in 2016, he said.“If Northern Gateway had come on as planned, we wouldn’t be in this situation,” said McMillan.In a report last February, Scotiabank analysts estimated the differential would shave C$15.6 billion in revenue annually, with a quick ramp up in crude-by-rail expected to shrink the hit to C$10.8 billion by the fall.At that time, discounts had widened to about US$30 per barrel from an average of around US$13 in the previous two years.Crude-by-rail shipments increased to a record 230,000 bpd in August but haven’t reduced the differential.According to Calgary-based Net Energy, the WCS-WTI differential averaged US$45.48 per barrel in October and has averaged US$43.75 so far in November.In an analysis last March, Kent Fellows, research associate at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, estimated the differential would translate into a $13-billion economic loss if it persisted for a year — $7.2 billion to the Alberta government, $5.3 billion to industry and $800 million to the federal government.The differential has gotten much worse, he said in an interview this week, which means the lost opportunity is proportionately worse.Higher differentials hit provincial governments in the form of lower-than-expected royalties — their cut of every barrel produced from land where mineral rights are Crown owned — while the federal government will see lower corporate income taxes, Fellows said.“If this keeps up and we start to see either a lack of growth or more shutting in some of this production … you’re losing jobs and even personal income tax as well,” he said.The Alberta government estimates that every annual average $1 increase in the WCS-WTI differential above US$22.40 per barrel costs its treasury C$210 million.In Saskatchewan, Western Canada’s other major oil-producing province, each $1 change in the differential is equivalent to about $15 million in revenue, based on an assumed WTI price of US$58 per barrel, the government says.Finance Minister Donna Harpauer said in an interview that if current discounts continued for a year, the Saskatchewan industry’s lost revenue would be about C$7.4 billion.Part of the reason WCS discounts were wider in October is that WTI, which opened the year at US$60.37 per barrel, jumped to more than US$76. Producers exposed to WCS didn’t get the benefit of the higher U.S. oil prices.McMillan said the differentials are being noticed by potential energy investors — CAPP expects capital investment of $42 billion in the Canadian oilpatch in 2018, down from $81 billion in 2014.“We’re losing hundreds of millions of dollars that’s going to subsidize drivers in the United States.”Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:IMO, TSX:CVE, TSX:CNQ)last_img read more

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Seniors kill boy school authorities bury body inside campus

first_imgDehradun: A class seven student was allegedly beaten to death by his seniors and his body buried by school authorities inside the campus near Rishikesh to hush up the matter, police said on Thursday.The incident took place on March 10 but it came to light after the intervention of the Uttarakhand Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Dehradun SSP Nivedita Kukreti said. The 12-year-old boy, whose parents are residents of Hapur, was allegedly beaten up with cricket bats and wickets Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’by his seniors as they considered him responsible for denial of permission by school authorities to leave the campus, the SSP said. The boy had stolen some biscuits during an outing, prompting the school authorities to stop all students from leaving the campus as a punishment. He was tortured for hours by his seniors in the afternoon and was later taken to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead by doctors, Kukreti said. Instead of reporting the matter to police immediately, the boy’s body was buried inside the campus by the school authorities to cover up the matter, she said. They did not even inform the boy’s parents who live in Hapur, the SSP said. Five people, including the boarding school manager, warden, physical training teacher and two students of the school, have been arrested in connection with the incident and booked under different sections of the IPC, including 302 (murder), Kukreti said. After the matter came to light, the body was exhumed by police on Tuesday to conduct a postmortem to ascertain the cause of his death.last_img read more

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Delegates continue negotiations at UN on the rights of the disabled

Representatives, coordinated by Ambassador Don McKay of New Zealand, were to hold informal consultations on these clauses and to review other articles more formally under the chairmanship of Ambassador Luis Gallegos Chiriboga of Ecuador by the time the fifth session of the Assembly’s Ad Hoc Committee ends on Friday.”We had quite a long and hard week, but we have covered quite a bit of material,” Mr. Mackay said Friday. “The issues we covered were especially difficult – more difficult than other parts of the text. The articles that follow deal with action by States parties to put these issues into practice and are more mechanical.”The Ad Hoc Committee agreed last week on wording for the rights of persons with disabilities to life, equal recognition before the law, liberty and security of the person, freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation.Mr. McKay reminded drafters that their role was not to work out the final text but to develop the draft they had received so that the GA delegations could have an improved text for review. read more

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AIMEX to be Ronson Gears first domestic mining exhibition appearance

first_imgRonson Gears will make its first appearance at an Australian mining exhibition on Stand H1204 during AIMEX in September. The Melbourne-based family business, which was established in the 1950s, manufactures spur gears and helical gears up to 900 mm in diameter, bevel gears up to 500 mm in diameter, and gear racks up to 6 m long. “Being one of Australia’s premier gear manufacturers, what could be more appropriate than debuting at Australia’s premier mining event”, Ronson Gears’ Managing Director, Gordon New, said. “Employing 38 people, we are a quality-driven company with ISO9001 accreditation and Australia’s foremost gear measurement facility. “We can handle quantities from one-offs to runs of thousands with our experienced staff and state-of-the-art gear manufacturing machinery.”  Clients include Joy Mining, P&H Minepro, Caterpillar and Metso Minerals.Australian engineer Ronald Charles New founded Ronson Gears in 1954. With a passion for precision, the company has flourished and earned a worldwide reputation for innovation and excellence. In 1967, Ronson Gears moved to its current premises which have since been extended twice. Since 1990 Ronald’s sons, Gordon and Terry New, have sourced developments in gear manufacturing from around the globe. Today, an Australian industry leader in this market niche, Ronson Gears states that it “continues to invest in the latest technology bringing an ever increasing range of premium gear services to our loyal local and international clients.” Ronson Gears is an active member of international industry associations including Eurotrans and the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), and has firm relationships with associate companies in Europe, Japan, New Zealand and USA.last_img read more

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