Premiere Pro CC: Must Know Video Editing Shortcuts

first_imgEdit Clip in Audition:No Default (I use Shift + A)You can right click on a clip to do this, but I use this a lot and this is quicker. This is a round-trip, in that you make your changes in Audition and they show up back in Premiere Pro. I have written on this in more detail here. Some things to know about Groups in Premiere Pro:– If you click on the edge of a clip, it trims just that clip.– If you select the group first, clocking on an edge trims the group– Grouping will let you swap edit multiple clips as one clip. Slide Clip in Sequence:Option + , (left) or Option +. (right)Add Shift to move 5 framesLooks at 3 clips, slides the middle clip left or right.  Thehe clips to the left/right adjust in length (the middle clip stays the same length). Toggle Trim Type:Control + T (Shift on PC)Toggles between standard trim (leaves a gap), ripple and roll. Slip Clip in Sequence:Option+ Command + left/right keysAdd Shift to move 5 framesChanges the in and out points of the clip in the Premiere Pro timeline.  Note, it doesn’t change the length of the clip. Nest:No Default (I use Option + C)Shift + T reveals clips in nestSelect the clips you want to Nest, then press Option + C. Name the Nest a specific, useful name. Do not use the defaults. If I then wanted to step into the Nest I created, Shift + T will show me the original clips. I previously covered Nesting here. Group Clips:Command + GSelect the clips you want to group and press Command + G. When you click on a clip in a group, they all turn grey (selected).  Grouping allows you to move multiple clips as one clip. Replace with Clip from Source:No Default (I use Shift + R)Replace Edits looks at where the playheads are in the Source & Sequence (ignoring the In and Out). I have a video tutorial on this here for more detail. Premiere Pro CC features additional helpful keyboard shortcuts. This is a list of Timeline Shortcuts that will speed up your video editing and let you work smarter.I previously looked at time saving tips in Premiere Pro CS 6 here and here. In addition, Adobe Premiere Pro CC has added a lot of shortcuts to the Default keyboard settings, which saves you the time of adding them individually.To clarify keyboard shortcuts: Mac users have Command & Option, PC users have Control & Alt.  The following shortcuts are written with Command & Option.  Simply sub these keys out for Control & Alt on a PC.All the Default Shortcuts for Premiere Pro CC are listed here.  Let’s dive into some of the must know timeline shortcuts for Premiere Pro CC:center_img Toggle Audio Scrub:Shift + SSometimes you want to hear audio when you scrub, sometimes you don’t. Turning off scrubbing increases processing power. Replace with After Effects Comp:No Default (I use Shift + E)You can also right click on a clip to this, but again I use this often and this Premiere Pro CC shortcut quicker. This is also a round-trip, in that you make your changes in After Effects and they show up back in Premiere Pro. Use this when you need to just send a clip to After Effects for something that cant be done in Premiere Pro (like Motion Tracking). If this is new to you, check the Adobe Help for more info. Add keyframes to Opacity/Volume:Command Click with Selection ToolThis is quicker than switching to the pen tool to add keyframes and then switching back to the selection tool. If you don’t see the white line for opacity/volume, go to the wrench (Timeline Display Settings) and select “Show Video Keyframes” or “Show Audio Keyframes”. Ripple Trim:Next Edit – W , Previous Edit – QLets you trim the head or tail of a clip, a quick way to work. Nudge (move a clip up or down):Up or Down ArrowsHold Alt/Option to select just video or audio (or click the linked selection button), then use the up or down arrow. This will add tracks if they don’t already exist (similar to the FCP behavior) Add Edit:Command + K  (for targeted tracks)Similar to using the Razor Tool, but it cuts tracks that are targeted (will cut all tracks that are targeted). To view your add edits in a Sequence, click the wrench icon and select “Show Through Edits”. Add Default Transitions to Selection:Shift + DThis will apply the default transition to all selected clips. This shortcut now applies the transition to all clips. It didn’t work on the first and last clip in Premiere Pro CS6.Do you have Premiere Pro shortcuts that you can’t live without?Share your favorite Premiere shortcuts in the comments below!last_img read more

Embassy Warns Indian Maids Against UAE Visit Visa Misuse

first_imgThe Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has warned Indian housemaids not to come to UAE on visit visa, bypassing Indian emigration rules, as such women have ended up in deep trouble.India has banned emigration of housemaids under 30 and even eligible women can leave the country on an employment visa only through eMigrate system that ensures their welfare and protection.Read it at Gulf News Related Itemslast_img

BSP will fight all elections alone, says Mayawati

first_imgThe Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will revert to its old strategy of contesting in elections on its own after its alliance with the Samajwadi Party failed to stop the BJP from winning in Uttar Pradesh in the second consecutive general election.BSP chief Mayawati said on Monday that her party would contest in all major and minor elections on its own in the “interest of the party and the movement.” Her declaration has shut the door on the possibility of renewal of the alliance with the SP. Earlier this month, the alliance was put on hold after Ms. Mayawati announced that the BSP would contest all 11 seats on its own in the Assembly byelection. The BSP chief cited “political compulsions” for the decision and said the Yadavs had deserted the SP and hurt the prospects of the alliance. However, she kept the chances of a reunion in future alive with the ultimatum that SP chief Akhilesh Yadav train his cadre to be “missionary”, like BSP workers, and said, “there is no break-up of the alliance yet.” However, on Monday, in a series of tweets, Ms. Mayawati targeted the SP and reverted to her old criticism of the governments run by the party. Ms. Mayawati said she had forgotten the old unresolved complaints and hassles and set aside the “anti-BSP and anti-Dalit decisions” of the SP government, including the measures against reservation in promotion and the deterioration of the law and order situation, and followed the “Gathbandhan dharma” in the public and national interest. But the SP’s “behaviour” after the general election compelled the BSP to wonder whether it would be possible to defeat the BJP in future, she said. “It is not possible,” asserted Ms. Mayawati, a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Her announcement came a day after the BSP held a meeting in Lucknow, at which Ms. Mayawati tightened her family’s grip on the party. She appointed her younger brother Anand Kumar as vice-president and his son Aakash Anand as a national coordinator, going against her stand against dynastic politics. Ms. Mayawati told party workers that they should focus on strengthening the organisation and increasing the mass base through bhaichara, a reference to a coalition of disparate castes. In 2007, Ms. Mayawati’s victory in Uttar Pradesh was attributed to this social engineering.last_img read more

2G scam: SC to hear Kanimozhi, Sharad Kumar’s bail pleas on June 20

first_imgDMK MP Kanimozhi.A special Supreme Court bench will on Monday hear the bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar in the 2G spectrum scam case after two of the judges recused from hearing the matter.Kanimozhi is likely to face some tough time in convincing the court to grant her bail as the case will be heard by a bench headed by Justice G S Singvi, who has been monitoring the case since the beginning and had asked searching questions to the government on the role of several influential people in the multi-crore scam.It would be the last hope for DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s 43-year-old daughter Kanimozhi, who has been in jail for almost a month, after her plea was rejected first by the special CBI court and then by the Delhi High Court.Kanimozhi and Kumar have been accused by the CBI to be involved in the illegal transaction of Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV which was alleged to be a bribe given by a telecom operator which had benefited in the scam.The CBI in its affidavit filed in the apex court opposed their bail pleas on the ground that if released, they could tamper with evidence and influence witnesses.Earlier two judges — P Sathasivam and A K Patnaik — before whom the matter was listed had recused themselves from the high-profile case.Instead, Justice Singhvi, whose bench has been monitoring the case, will tomorrow hold a special hearing along with Justice B S Chauhan to decide the bail.advertisementAccording to informed sources, justices P Sathasivam and A K Patnaik conveyed their decision to recuse to Chief Justice S H Kapadia, following which he constituted another bench.Opposing the bail plea, the probe agency contended in its affidavit that Kanimozhi and Kumar were key conspirators and Rs 200 crore transferred to Kalaignar TV was part of the “bribe” amount and not a loan as claimed by the accused.The central agency submitted the special CBI court and later the Delhi High Court carefully evaluated material evidence and other factors to refuse bail to them.The apex court had on June 13 agreed to hear their bail plea and asked CBI to explain where the Rs 200 crore, allegedly diverted to DMK-owned Kalaignar TV in 2G scam, has gone and also to file a response on their bail pleas in a week’s time.The court had also asked CBI to come out with a status report on the loss to the state exchequer due to the award of 13 licences to one of the telecom operators and trial proceedings in the CBI special court.Kanimozhi and Kumar had moved the apex court seeking bail on June 10 challenging the Delhi High Court verdict that rejected their bail on the ground that they have strong political connections and the possibility of them influencing witnesses cannot be ruled out.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Another big fish

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco also brought down San Miguel Beer, 125-99 two Sundays ago.Ginebra dropped to 5-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceMeanwhile, Alaska won two straight games for the first time here, pulling out a 106-99 victory over NorthPort on the day the Aces traded away top guard Chris Banchero to Magnolia.Vic Manuel and import Franko House both had 23 points for the Aces, who rose to 3-6 as the Batang Pier slid to 3-5. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ LATEST STORIES Playing splendidly on both ends, Meralco on Sunday night routed a powerhouse for the second straight game, with a 101-77 ripping of Barangay Ginebra giving the Bolts third place in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Allen Durham scored 39 points and three locals tossed in twin digits in the Bolts’ third straight win for 6-2 overall, even as coach Norman Black gently broke in his two new acquisitions Allein Maliksi and Raymar Jose.ADVERTISEMENT Azkals tackle tough qualifying stretch View comments What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? The Batang Pier played their first game without injured star rookie Robert Bolick, who underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL.Also getting a green-light is TNT’s acquisition from Blackwater of Ray Parks Jr., this year’s second overall pick, in a deal that will cost the KaTropa the seasoned Don Trollano and Tony Semerad, and a future draft pick.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Zidane May Be Running Out of Time at Real Madrid

first_imgMADRID (AP) — Zinedine Zidane could be running out of time at Real Madrid.Zidane, who led Madrid to the Champions League title in his first season as coach, is now struggling to keep his job with the team 19 points behind Barcelona in the Spanish league.His problems became worse when Madrid lost 2-1 at home to Leganes in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.Zidane looks like he has one last chance to save his job by beating Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League. The two teams meet in the first leg in Spain on Feb. 14, with the return match in France on March 6.“That’s very obvious,” Zidane said after the loss to Leganes. “I’m the one responsible for all of this. I’m the coach. I’m the one who has to find the solutions.”The Champions League is the only competition Madrid has a realistic chance of winning. The club is going for a hat trick after lifting the trophy in 2016 and 2017.“We’ve lost one competition and we’re a long way off in La Liga,” Zidane said. “Our objectives aren’t what we had planned for at the start of the season. All we can do now is think about the remaining games, starting with Saturday (at Valencia), and prepare well for Feb. 14.”Madrid was held to a 2-2 home draw by Valencia earlier this season and hasn’t won at the Mestalla since 2013.Zidane said the loss to Leganes was the worst moment of his coaching career.“I’m angry with myself,” he said. “I can’t understand it. We have to find a way to recover.”Zidane hasn’t just been criticized for poor results. Fans have also questioned some of his recent decisions, including the move to rest Cristiano Ronaldo and other regular starters against Leganes.“I don’t regret it. I take responsibility for my decisions,” Zidane said. “The players have to rest. You can’t look at the team that played and say it wasn’t competitive. It was. The problem was that we lost.”The only regular starters against Leganes were Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Isco, who was replaced late in the game. Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal came off the bench in the second half.The crowd jeered after the final whistle, a common occurrence at the Bernabeu recently. Before routing Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 in the league on Sunday, Madrid had gone three matches without a home win.Madrid has won half of its 18 home games in all competitions this season, losing four times, including 3-0 to Barcelona.Zidane made a remarkable start after taking over in January 2016 following a stint with Madrid’s “B” squad. He led the club to two Champions League titles, one Spanish league trophy and consecutive titles in both the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.He began this season by helping Madrid win the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona.“I take responsibility for the situation (now),” Zidane said. “I’ll continue working and fighting. I’m going to try to make the team better and that’s it.”—TALES AZZONI, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Abaco: 3U VPX video/graphics/GPGPU boards based on NVIDIA Pascal GPU technology

first_img Continue Reading Previous Kithara: real-time data storage in PCAPngNext Dealing with the illusion of security Abaco Systems announced the rugged 3U VPX GR2 and GR4 video and graphics cards. Designed for military and defense applications as well as challenging commercial/industrial applications, both feature the newest generation NVIDIA Pascal GPUs, enabling them to deliver up to 6.4 TeraFLOPS of performance and offer up to 4.5x the performance of their predecessor, Abaco’s GRA113 video/graphics board. The two new products are the first fruits of Abaco’s previously announced collaboration with EIZO Rugged Solutions.The GR4 features full video capture and output, while the GR2 provides a cost-effective alternative for customers only requiring video output. As well as graphics and video applications, both are ideal for GPGPU applications that can leverage the enormously parallel nature of the Pascal architecture, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous systems and high performance embedded computing applications such as ISR, C4ISR and remote sensing/analysis.A choice of processor is available for both the GR2 and GR4. For particularly challenging applications, the NVIDIA Quadro P5000 with 16 GBytes of GDDR5 memory is capable of delivering up to 6.4 TeraFLOPS of throughput from 2,048 CUDA cores. For less demanding applications, or those where lower power consumption/heat dissipation is a priority, the NVIDIA Quadro P3000 with 6 GBytes of GDDR5 memory and 1,280 cores provides up to 3.9 TeraFLOPS of peak FP32 performance.The conduction-cooled GR4 supports PCI Express 3.0 (8- or 4- lane) and features four 3G-SDI video inputs/outputs and one DisplayPort output providing support for 4K resolution. Video encode/decode uses either the HEVC/H.265 or AVC/H.264 codec.The GR2 includes two DisplayPort outputs from the rear P2 VPX connector, and supports PCI Express 3.0 (16-, 8- or 4- lane). It is available in either an air-cooled or conduction-cooled variant. Both the GR4 and GR2 support CUDA and OpenCL, and are available with Windows and Linux drivers.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Rohit Sharma can easily break Steve Smith’s record: Shoaib Akhtar after opener’s Ranchi epic

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 21, 2019 17:11 IST India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma in 3rd Test (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma has so far scored three centuries in his debut series as opener against the ProteasIn the four innings he has played so far in the series, Rohit has scored 529 runs including a double hundredRohit’s brilliant 212 in the ongoing Test at Ranchi helped him break legendary Don Bradman’s recordFormer Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar believes star Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who has been in immaculate form in his debut Test series as opener, is taking revenge on himself for not performing in the last few years in red-ball cricket.Before the ongoing South Africa series, Rohit had been batting down the order and wasn’t a regular feature of the Indian playing XI in Test cricket owing to his inconsistent performance.However, his brilliant run in the limited-overs version forced the team management to include him for the Proteas Tests as a designated opener. And he immediately paid dividends.Rohit has so far scored three centuries in his debut series as opener against the Proteas. In the four innings he has played so far in the series, Rohit has scored 529 runs including a double hundred.”Now, everyone will admit that Rohit Sharma was a great batsman and is a great batsman. He collected runs at will in limited-overs cricket. However, he realized that he was missing out on bigger action – Test cricket,” Akhtar said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.”I think Rohit Sharma is now realising what he is capable off. He is batting in one-day style only. He is hitting big sixes and scoring freely. He is now taking revenge from his own self,” he added.Rohit’s brilliant 212 in the ongoing Test at Ranchi helped him break legendary Don Bradman’s record for the highest Test average at home after 10-plus innings.He now averages 99.84 at home, edging past Bradman’s average of 98.22. The 32-year-old has now amassed 1,298 runs in 18 innings in Tests at home, which includes six centuries and five half-centuries.advertisement”He now wants to make it up for the time he has lost by not playing Test cricket in the last five years. Had he played Test cricket, he would have easily scored 8000-9000 runs by now,” said Akhtar.”If he continues playing in the form he is playing, he can easily break Steve Smith’s record and score thousand runs in a Test series.”Finally, Rohit has arrived in Test cricket and will now become a brand,” he added.Also Read | India vs South Africa, 3rd Test stat wrap: Rohit Sharma and Team India rewrite record books in RanchiAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Rohit Sharma Rohit Sharma can easily break Steve Smith’s record: Shoaib Akhtar after opener’s Ranchi epicIn the latest video, Shoaib Akhtar lauded Rohit Sharma’s batting in the ongoing 3rd Test match between India and South Africa.advertisementlast_img read more

These Swedish Snacks are the World’s Most Expensive Potato Chips

first_img The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Beer and chips go together just as much any pair.St. Eriks Brewery in Sweden is known for high-end beers that have been around for more than a century. But, they weren’t satisfied with the snack options to accompany their highly-regarded brews, so they created a small batch of “The World’s Most Expensive Potato Chips.”The Brewery took their idea to Swedish National Culinary Team (yes, that’s a thing) Chef Pi Le, who helped develop the chip’s recipe. Smakriket business developer Mattias Dernelid sourced the highly sought-after ingredients for the batch. They include: matusake mushrooms, truffle seaweed, crown dill, leeks and onions, Ammarnas potatoes, and St. Erik’s own IPA wort.Each ingredient is rare in its own way. The seaweed is only found in the cold waters off the coast of the Faroe Islands, while the mushrooms are hand-picked in cotton gloves “to preserve their quality.” The dill, onions, and potatoes come from small Swedish farming areas; the wort (product of the brewing process) is already rare as the brewery produces limited quantities of its IPA each year.At $56 a box, we had to share this with our readers. You get a five-chip set in snazzy packaging that almost feels like an iPhone box and the 100 sets available sold out almost immediately. According to a company spokesperson, the main buyers were “those who enjoy luxurious snacks” and “chip enthusiasts.” All proceeds went to a Swedish charity.If you wanted to get your hands on the next high-end concoction, you’re out of luck. The spokesperson said there are no plans for future pricey snacks, so you’re stuck with the Kettle Chips in your pantry. Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer last_img read more

Chief Spence has the support of Canadian Saulteaux actor Adam Beach

first_imgAPTN National NewsCanadian Saulteaux actor Adam Beach took to time to talk about the Idle No More movement while promoting the second season of Arctic Air that airs on APTN.“I feel Idle No More is a change of consciousness within all of us, especially for Native people, to stand up for ourselves, not play the victim,” said Beach.He’s reached out to Chief Theresa Spence multiple times and visited her over the holidays. He said he sympathizes with Spence who has been on liquid only hunger strike since Dec. 11.“My friends are taking care of her and they’re letting me know how she’s feeling,” he said. “I visited her at Christmas to bring that Christmas cheer and peace and harmony in the world we live in. I wanted her to know that someone, like myself, is watching and cares and I want to help in any way.”Season two of Arctic Airs begins later this week.Beach said fans of the show won’t be disappointed.last_img read more

RJD Cong seal Bihar deal field Misa in Pataliputra

first_imgNew Delhi: The battle lines have been drawn in the politically crucial state Bihar. The Mahagathbandhan has finally declared its candidates for the 37 out of 40 seats in the state. Names of the two candidates for Sheohar and Madhubani would be announced later.Surprisingly, BJP rebel leader Kirti Azad, who had recently joined Congress, may not be fielded from any seat of Bihar as the Congress is yet to declare its candidates for Patna Sahib and Valmikinagar. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAs Shatrughan Sinha, who is set to join Congress on April 6, is all set to contest from Patna Sahib seat and Congress planning to field Shakeel Ahmad from Madhubani seat after exchanging the Valmikinagar seat with Vikasheel Insaan Party (VIP), it is very tough for the party to accommodate Kirti Azad. As per sources, the BJP rebel leader may be fielded from Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat or he may be shifted to Delhi. After many hiccups and series of meetings with all the constituents of the Grand Alliance, the alliance of Opposition parties finally declared the names of its candidates on Friday. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has declared the names of candidates for 19 seats out of total 20 seats it is contesting, including one candidate of Communist Party of India-(Marxist-Leninist). The RJD has given one seat Ara Lok Sabha from its quota to CPM and the Left party will field Raju Yadav against the BJP’s candidate and Union Minister R K Singh from the seat. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayAmong the RJD candidates is Misa Bharti, who is a RS member and eldest daughter of RJD present Lalu Prasad. Bharti will contest from Pataliputra against BJP’s candidate Ram Kripal Yadav. Bharti was badly defeated by Yadav, a confidant of Lalu Prasad, in 2014. Tej Pratap Yadav’s father-in-law Chandrika Rai has been fielded from Saran seat against BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy. The other candidates of the RJD are Bulo Mandal from Bhagalpur, Jai Prakash Yadav from Banka, Sharad Yadav from Madhepura, Abdul Bari Siddiqui from Darbhanga, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh from Vaishali,last_img read more

Syria UN chief condemns latest bloody violence against civilians

31 July 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his deep concern over reports from Syria that hundreds of protesters have been killed or injured in the city of Hama and other towns across the country during the weekend. He strongly condemned the use of force against civilians and called on the Government of Syria to immediately halt the violence.Mr. Ban reiterated that Syrian authorities have an obligation to respect the human rights of the country’s people, including their freedom of expression and right to peaceful assembly. He urged the the Government to heed the legitimate aspirations of the population.“The Secretary-General reminds the Syrian authorities that they are accountable under international human rights law for all acts of violence perpetrated by them against the civilian population,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson.According to media reports, Syrian security forces have killed dozens of people in Hama. Authorities said soldiers were sent to the city to remove barricades erected by the protesters. read more

States must ensure that nobody dies of hunger head of UN food

“The State has the obligation, as an instance of last resort, to ensure that nobody should die of hunger,” FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said in a message to an international seminar in Rome. “The international community is called upon to assist those States that do not have the means to ensure minimum access to food for all their people through complementary measures.” “The World Food Summit not only reaffirmed the right to adequate food, but also explicitly recognized the crucial link between food security and democracy and civil and political rights as part of the enabling environment that is necessary for the full enjoyment of the right to food,” Mr. Diouf said in the statement that was delivered on his behalf by Hartwig de Haen, FAO Assistant Director-General. “It is well known that in the presence of hunger, the ability to exercise other human rights is severely hampered.” According to FAO, there is enough wealth in the world to ensure a minimum standard of living for everyone and the international community should devote its joint efforts to enable the poor to enjoy a free and dignified life.Referring to numerous armed conflicts around the globe, the FAO chief said the deliberate starvation of civilians and the use of food as a method of warfare were forbidden under the Geneva Conventions and were an obvious violation of the right to food, as was blocking humanitarian assistance and failing to come to the assistance of people in dire need. “But the failure to address the silent undernourshment of millions of children and adults in peacetime should also be regarded as a violation of the right to food,” he said.Warning that the scandal of hunger merited more outrage than it was getting – not only on moral grounds, but because it is a human rights violation on a massive scale – Mr. Diouf called on agencies and organizations dealing with humanitarian assistance and development to “urgently address and seek to redress violations of the right to food.” Mr. Diouf ‘s message was delivered at the start of a three-day Jacques Maritain Seminar, which is being held under the patronage of the President of Italy and has the technical support of FAO. read more

No 1 Alabama has 5 players firstteam AP AllSEC selections

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the offensive player of the year and one of five members of the top-ranked Crimson Tide to earn first-team honours on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team.No. 16 Kentucky (No. 14 College Football Playoff ) has the SEC’s defensive player of the year in linebacker Josh Allen and the coach of the year in Mark Stoops. Vanderbilt running back and Illinois transfer Ke’Shawn Vaughn was named newcomer of the year.Alabama (13-0) is the top seed in the College Football Playoff after overcoming Tagovailoa’s ankle injury to rally past Georgia 35-28 in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday. Kentucky (9-3) will face No. 13 Penn State (9-3, No. 12 CFP) in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 after posting its highest regular-season win total since 1977.Tagovailoa, Allen and Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown were unanimous first-team selections.Tagovailoa, one of the prime contenders for the Heisman Trophy, has thrown 37 touchdown passes with only four interceptions to rank second nationally in passing efficiency. He struggled in the SEC championship game before leaving in the second half with a high ankle sprain, though coach Nick Saban is hopeful the sophomore will be ready for the Dec. 29 Orange Bowl semifinal with No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1).Allen has recorded 14 sacks to lead all Power Five players. Brown leads the SEC in catches (85) and yards receiving (1,320).Vaughn has rushed for 1,001 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 6.95 yards per carry.Alabama players joining Tagovailoa as first-team picks include offensive tackle Jonah Williams, centre Ross Pierschbacher, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.The Crimson Tide had eight overall all-SEC selections to lead all teams. No. 6 Georgia (No. 5 CFP) had seven players earn all-SEC honours, though cornerback Deandre Baker was the Bulldogs’ only first-team selection.A panel of 28 writers and broadcasters who cover the SEC voted on the AP all-conference team.___The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team, with position, name, school, height, weight, class and hometown:FIRST TEAMOffenceu-WR – A.J. Brown, Mississippi (u), 6-1, 230, Jr., Starkville, MississippiWR – Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, 6-1, 192, So., Deerfield Beach, FloridaT – Greg Little, Mississippi, 6-6, 325, Jr., Allen, TexasT – Jonah Williams, Alabama, 6-5, 301, Jr., Folsom, CaliforniaG – Bunchy Stallings, Kentucky, 6-3, 305, Sr., McComb, MississippiG – Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri, 6-5, 330, Jr., East St. Louis, IllinoisC – Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama, 6-4, 309, Sr., Cedar Falls, IowaTE – Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr., Kingfisher, Oklahomau-QB – Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama, 6-1, 218, So., Ewa Beach, HawaiiRB – Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky, 5-11, 223, Jr., Westerville, OhioRB – Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M, 5-9, 200, Jr., HoustonPK – Cole Tracy, LSU, 5-11, 188, Sr., Camarillo, CaliforniaAll-purpose – Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South CarolinaDefenceDE – Jachai Polite, Florida, 6-2, 242, Jr., Daytona Beach, FloridaDE – Montez Sweat, Mississippi State, 6-6, 245, Sr., Stone Mountain, GeorgiaDT – Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State, 6-4, 300, Jr., Macon, MississippiDT – Quinnen Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 295, So., Birmingham, Alabamau-LB Josh Allen, Kentucky, 6-5, 260, Sr., Montclair, New JerseyLB – Deshaun Davis, Auburn, 5-11, 233, Sr., Prichard, AlabamaLB – Devin White, LSU, 6-1, 240, Jr., Springhill, LouisianaCB – Deandre Baker, Georgia, 5-11, 185, Sr., MiamiCB – Greedy Williams, LSU, 6-3, 184, So., Shreveport, LouisianaS – Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State, 6-0, 215, Sr., Columbia, MississippiS – Grant Delpit, LSU, 6-3, 203, So., HoustonP – Braden Mann, Texas A&M, 5-11, 190, Jr., Houston___SECOND TEAMOffenceWR – Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 201, Jr., New OrleansWR – Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South CarolinaT – Martez Ivey, Florida, 6-5, 306, Sr., Apopka, FloridaT – Andrew Thomas, Georgia, 6-5, 320, So., Lithonia, GeorgiaG – Zack Bailey, South Carolina, 6-6, 314, Sr., Summerville, South CarolinaG – Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr., Svendborg, DenmarkC – Lamont Gaillard, Georgia, 6-2, 308, Sr., Fayetteville, North CarolinaTE – Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt, Jr., 6-4, 255, Norcross, GeorgiaQB – Drew Lock, Missouri, 6-4, 225, Sr., Lee’s Summit, MissouriRB – D’Andre Swift, Georgia, 5-9, 215, So., PhiladelphiaRB – Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 222, Jr., Nashville, TennesseePK – Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia, 6-1, 191, Jr., Marietta, GeorgiaAll-purpose – Mecole Hardman, Georgia, 5-11, 183, Jr., Bowman, GeorgiaDefenceDE – Isaiah Buggs, Alabama, 6-5, 286, Sr., Ruston, LouisianaDE – Raekwon Davis, Alabama, 6-7, 316, Jr., Meridian, MississippiDT – Derrick Brown, Auburn, 6-5, 320, Jr., Sugar Hill, GeorgiaDT – Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri, 6-4, 295, Sr., East St. Louis, IllinoisLB – De’Jon Harris, Arkansas, 6-0, 245, Jr., Harvey, LouisianaLB – Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State, 6-1, 250, So., Florence, AlabamaLB —D’Andre Walker, Georgia, 6-3, 245, Sr., Fairburn, GeorgiaCB – Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State, 6-2, 175, So., Hammond, LouisianaCB – Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 210, Jr., Nashville, TennesseeS – Mike Edwards, Kentucky, 6-0, 201, Sr., CincinnatiS – Deionte Thompson, Alabama, 6-2, 196, Jr., Orange, TexasP – Zach Von Rosenberg, LSU, 6-5, 245, So., Lake Charles, Louisiana___Offensive Player of the Year —QB Tua Tagovailoa, AlabamaDefensive Player of the Year_LB Josh Allen, KentuckyNewcomer of the Year —RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt (Illinois transfer)Coach of the Year_Mark Stoops, Kentucky___u-Unanimous selection___Voting Panel:Reggie Anderson, WLTX, Columbia, South CarolinaBen Baby, Dallas Morning NewsMatt Baker, Tampa Bay (Florida) TimesJohn Bednarowski, Marietta (Georgia) Daily JournalRobert Cessna, The Eagle, Bryan-College Station, TexasJohn Clay, Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-LeaderDavid Cloninger, The Post and Courier, Charleston, South CarolinaJoel Coleman, Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalPat Dooley, The Gainesville (Florida) SunGarland Gillen, WVUE, New OrleansTom Green, Alabama Media GroupJon Hale, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KentuckyBob Holt, Arkansas Democrat-GazetteBen Jones, The Tuscaloosa (Alabama) NewsSteve Layman, WTVF, Nashville, TennesseeLogan Lowery, Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalMaria Martin, WSFA, Montgomery, AlabamaDave Matter, St. Louis Post-DispatchTom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-GazettePatrick Murray, WBIR, Knoxville, TennesseeScott Rabalais, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LouisianaAlex Schiffer, Kansas City StarAdam Sparks, The Tennessean, Nashville, TennesseeNick Suss, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MississippiJake Thompson, The Oxford (Mississippi) EagleBlake Toppmeyer, Knoxville (Tennessee) News-SentinelJosh Vitale, Montgomery (Alabama) AdvertiserMarc Weiszer, Athens (Georgia) Banner-Herald___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and twitter.com/ap_top25The Associated Press read more

Baseball Ohio State drops three of four games to Pac12 opponents in

OSU then-junior catcher Jalen Washington (2) swings at a ball during a game against Bethune-Cookman at Bill Davis Stadium on April 1. Lantern file photoThe Ohio State baseball team knew facing off against the No. 5 Oregon State Beavers and the reigning Pac-12 champion Utah Utes that this would be a challenging weekend. And while the Buckeyes were able to split the series against the Beavers (7-1), they were swept by the Utes (5-1) and lost the weekend series 1-3 and dropped to 3-5 on the season.The pitching struggled over the weekend but, arguably the biggest issue of the series for the Buckeyes came behind the mound, as the defense struggled to field the ball cleanly. The club had four errors in their first game against Utah, three in the second game against the Utes and another one in the series finale against Oregon State. Game 1 versus UtahThis game was all Utah from the beginning, as they piled on the offense and came away with a convincing 12-0 victory over OSU.Redshirt junior starting pitcher and co-captain Adam Niemeyer allowed only a single run in the first inning, but the Utes piled on in the second. Niemeyer gave up five runs in the bottom of the second, thanks in large part to a bases-loaded double from freshman second baseman Oliver Dunn.The lead was expanded to 8-0 in the bottom of the fourth by a two-run home run off the bat of senior right fielder Josh Rose.The Utes scored three times in the fifth and once in the sixth, giving them their 12th and final run.Utah received a dominant combined effort from its pitching staff, as they held the Buckeyes to just five hits and three walks while striking out seven. Freshman starting pitcher Jacob Rebar delivered 5.2 shutout innings with only three hits and one walk allowed while striking out three.Game 2 versus No. 5 Oregon StateComing off a rough debut as a starting pitcher, redshirt junior starting pitcher Yianni Pavlopoulos delivered six innings of three hit, shutout baseball and led the Buckeyes to a 6-1 victory over the fifth-ranked Beavers.After scoring in the first inning, OSU remained silent until the fifth inning. With a runner on second, sophomore third baseman Brady Cherry drilled a home run over the left-field fence to expand the Buckeye lead to 3-0.Both teams scratched across runs in the seventh inning before the Buckeyes tacked on two insurance runs in the ninth off an errant throw on a fielder’s choice and an RBI single by junior left fielder Tyler Cowles.In Pavlopoulos’ first career start, the right-hander surrendered six runs on four hits, two walks and lasted only 2.1 innings. This time around, he was able to miss bats and limit base runners, allowing only three hits and three walks while striking out four batters. Of the three hits he allowed, only one went for extra bases compared to the two extra-base hits he allowed in his last start.Game 3 versus UtahAfter falling into an early five-run hole, the Buckeyes staged a late comeback, but fell just short and lost to the Utes for the second time this weekend 6-4. With the game sitting at 2-1, things started to unravel for sophomore starting pitcher Ryan Feltner in the fourth inning. He allowed back-to-back doubles to open up the frame, which brought the score to 3-1. An error and a single followed the pair of doubles and Utah expanded its lead to 4-1. The Utes would later go on to score again in the fifth and seventh.After Utah’s starting pitcher exited the game having dealt six innings of one-run baseball, the OSU bats immediately came to life, scoring a run quickly in the seventh after Ratcliff doubled and later scored on a wild pitch and throwing error. The eighth inning was the most productive one of the night, however, for the OSU offense. With two down and runners on the corners, junior first baseman Bo Coolen singled up the middle to bring the score to 6-3. Redshirt senior designated hitter Zach Ratcliff followed Coolen’s single with one of his own, driving in another run and bringing the score now to 6-4. The Buckeyes would later load the bases, but a strikeout ended the frame.Sophomore catcher Jacob Barnwell doubled to lead off the bottom of the ninth for the Buckeyes, but Utah’s closer was able to put away the next three batters and send the Utes home happy.After Feltner left the game, the Buckeyes received a lights-out performance by their bullpen. Senior relief pitcher Joe Stoll allowed only one run on two hits and one walk in 1.1 innings while freshman relief pitcher Jake Vance came in and provided OSU with 1.2 innings of three hit, shutout baseball. Redshirt junior relief pitcher Kyle Michalik provided the lockdown performance of the game, going 1.1 innings while allowing no runs on only one hit. Game 4 versus No. 5 Oregon StateNeeding a victory to secure at least a series split, OSU could not find enough offense and fell to Oregon State 5-1.The game was held scoreless until the fourth inning. After two straight hits began the inning, freshman catcher Adley Rutschman chopped one to the right side that Coolen couldn’t quite get to, plating the first run of the game and giving the Beavers the early 1-0 lead.Junior Michael Gretler followed Rutschman’s single with a double that rolled just under Cherry’s glove and brought the score to 2-0 Beavers. An error in the inning brought across the third run of the inning across for the Beavers.After Oregon State scored again in the sixth inning, there was little action until the top of the eighth inning. With two away and the Buckeyes’ hopes fading, Junior outfielder Tre’ Gantt stepped up to the plate and drilled the first pitch he saw over the right-field fence for a home run.The OSU offense was largely shut down in this one by redshirt junior starting pitcher Jake Thompson. Thompson limited the Buckeyes to just one run on two hits and three walks while striking out seven across eight innings. OSU will travel to Builes Creek, North Carolina on Friday to kick off a three-game series against Campbell University. First pitch of the weekend series is set for Friday at 6 p.m. with Niemeyer, the likely starter for the Buckeyes. read more

Ohio State trounces Kent State 660 week after loss

OSU players enter Ohio Stadium prior to kickoff against Kent State on Sept. 13. OSU won, 66-0. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editor Redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee (43) celebrates with senior linebacker Curtis Grant (14) during a game against Kent State on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 66-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOne week removed from its first loss of the season, the Ohio State football team jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead on its way to beating Kent State, 66-0.The Buckeyes scored less than two minutes into the game to start things off before scoring touchdowns on six of eight first-half drives Saturday at Ohio Stadium.OSU coach Urban Meyer credited the win partially to the Buckeyes’ advantage in the talent column, and added his team needed a big game coming off a 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech on Sept. 6.“I thought our guys played well,” Meyer said after the win. “Obviously a little talent advantage, but we had to have a game like this.”Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett tied an OSU record with six touchdown passes in the game — five of which came in the first half.Barrett said he already has an idea of what former Buckeye quarterback Kenny Guiton — who set that record against Florida A&M last season — will say to him after the performance.“I can hear KG calling me now, talking about ‘you tied me, you tied me, you didn’t beat me though,’” Barrett said.The Wichita Falls, Texas, native attempted 19 passes in the first quarter alone as Meyer said throwing the ball early and often was a big part of the Buckeyes’ game plan.“Early in the first half I wanted to throw a lot,” Meyer said after the game. “I wanted to force him (Barrett) to make plays, and the receivers — it’s not just him, it’s the whole combination of quarterback/receivers.”OSU tacked on 21 points in the second half to close out the scoring on improve its record to 2-1 on the season.Three different Buckeyes scored the first touchdowns of their college careers as role players saw time in both halves for OSU.Redshirt-freshman tight end Marcus Baugh scored a touchdown in the first half on the first reception of his college career. In the second half, redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall and freshman running back Curtis Samuel each made it into the end zone for the first time in their OSU careers as well.“I had a smile from my ear to ear,” Marshall said of his first touchdown with the Scarlet and Gray. “And it felt really good.”Barrett totaled 297 passing yards in the first half alone before tacking on 15 more yards in limited second-half action. Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott had 65 rushing yards to go with 52 receiving yards before the break, sparking OSU to a 45-0 halftime lead.The Buckeyes’ fast start was aided by two long pass plays on top of steady output from the running game. Redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas took a Barrett pass 63 yards for a touchdown before senior wide receiver Devin Smith scored on a 50-yard catch and run to close out the first-half for OSU.Redshirt-senior running back Rod Smith led the first half scoring with a pair of touchdowns — the first on a short pass from Barrett and the second on the ground from a yard out.On top of the offensive explosion, the Buckeyes’ defense held the Golden Flashes to just 126 total yards as Kent State failed to crack the century mark on the ground or through the air.Junior linebacker Joshua Perry said OSU’s ability to hold Kent State to such a low number in the total yardage column made him even happier than keeping the Golden Flashes off the scoreboard.“That’s the thing that puts a smile on my face,” Perry said after the game. “Shutout is one thing…but when you can hold an offense to that I think it’s really impressive. Like I said, it doesn’t matter who the opponent is, that’s a tough thing to do.”Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) stiff arms a defender during a game against Kent State on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 66-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorSenior tight end Jeff Heuerman sat out the game due to an injury while junior defensive lineman Noah Spence was ruled ineligible by OSU on Friday due to a Big Ten and OSU rules violation.Meyer called the news about Spence — which came out to the public less than 24 hours before the team played Kent State — a “sucker punch,” but said the situation is not yet resolved.“I don’t know much other than he was declared he couldn’t play for this weekend, and what the future holds for him, I don’t know,” Meyer said after the game.Barrett’s 312 passing yards made him the first OSU quarterback to top 300 since Troy Smith in 2006.Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones relieved Barrett in the second half and finished the day two for four on pass attempts for 32 yards and ran for 37 yards on four carries.Samuel finished the day with 15 carries for 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while also adding on 40 yards through the air. Elliott added 65 rushing yards and five different Buckeyes had 40 yards or more receiving. Eleven different OSU players recording at least one reception in the game.The OSU defense totaled four sacks, two of which were credited to freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan, who also led the team with seven total tackles in the game.McMillan said his success on the field Saturday came from his work in practice leading up to the game, which allowed him to come into the game with the right mindset.“I practice hard for the games during the week so the game will be easy,” McMillan said after the game. “I learned from what the guys around me are doing, so I feel like I can play more loose now.”The Buckeyes are scheduled for a bye week before hosting Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. read more

Case of vicar said to have stripped off clothes in front of

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Church of England has been accused of using non-disclosure agreements to hush up a sexual harassment case involving one of its vicars.Jo Kind, a former assistant at St John’s Church in Harborne, Birmingham, alleges she was forced to sign an NDA before reading the official review into how her case was investigated this year.She accused reverend Tom Walker of stripping off his clothes in front of her and walking around the vicarage in “various states of arousal” during the late 1980s and early 1990s.The use of NDAs has become a matter of intense public debate after The Daily Telegraph published allegations about their use by businessman Sir Philip Green.Mrs Kind told Channel 4 News that she felt the church had wanted to protect the memory of Rev Walker, who died in 2016.A copy of the report seen by the broadcaster delivered damning findings about how her case was handled by the Bishop of Birmingham in 2011.It found the church “fell short on a number of basic standards of complaint handling” and said Bishop David Urquhart “lacked adequate knowledge of safeguarding and the capacity to manage the process”.The church paid Mrs Kind £40,000 after she launched a civil claim against them, but admitted no liability, the broadcaster reported. However the institution is likely to face fresh scrutiny over its alleged use of an NDA, after the Archbishop of Canterbury, its most senior cleric, questioned their legitimacy this year.He told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in March:  “A non-disclosure agreement seems to me to be dangerous because it creates suspicion, ‘Why are you doing an NDA? Surely you’re trying to cover something up’.”Mrs Kind claimed she was warned by an unnamed bishop not to talk to the media as it wouldn’t be “very godly”.Explaining her decision to speak publicly, she told Channel 4: “I have no fear of being ungodly in that way and because I have asked for 10 year for the church to speak up about this and they haven’t.”The Church of England in Birmingham said: ‘We are deeply sorry for the pain and distress these failings have caused.”The decision not to publish the full report … related to concerns regarding the safeguarding of the many contributors.” read more

Cerro de Maimon produces coppergoldsilver in the Dominican Republic

first_imgGlobeStar Mining has declared commercial production as of January 1, 2009, at its 100%-owned Cerro de Maimon copper-gold-silver mine located in the Dominican Republic. The sulphide mill has been producing copper, gold and silver in concentrate at its design capacity since mid-November 2008 and the oxide plant has been in continuous production of gold-silver precipitate since mid-December 2008. Concentrate shipments commenced in early November and have continued on a regular basis through year end. This sustained level of mining, processing and sales activity has resulted in the declaration of commercial production. Fourth quarter highlights:Production of approximately 5.1 Mlb of copper; 1,500 oz of gold and 120,000 oz of silver in 7,700 t of concentrateShipment of 7,290 t of copper concentrate to smelters in ChinaProceeds received in December 2008 from fourth quarter concentrate shipments totalled $4.8 million, with a further $3.7 million in expected proceeds from fourth quarter shipments to be received in early 2009One-half of the 2% net smelter return royalty on the Cerro de Maimon mine was purchased for $1 millionCopper concentrate inventories in excess of 1,900 tonnes at year endConstruction of the production facilities was complete at year end except for work associated with the expanded surface water retention pond.During the fourth quarter of 2008, the sulphide plant milled 89,800 t of ore grading 3.5% Cu. Copper recoveries in the sulphide mill were 75% during the quarter but averaged over 80% in December 2008 as operations were optimised. Concentrate grades averaged approximately 30% Cu, 5.9 g/t Au and 465 g/t Ag.The oxide plant began operating in mid-December and is currently running at 75% of design capacity due to the higher than expected clay content in the oxide ore. Additional flocculent treatment capacity is being added to the oxide mill circuit to control the higher clay content of the ore and full production from the oxide plant is anticipated by the end of the first quarter of 2009.Globestar has used a copper price of $1.50 per pound, a gold price of $700 per ounce and a silver price of $9.50 per ounce in developing this 2009 outlook. Copper production during 2009 from the Cerro de Maimon mine is expected to total approximately 29 Mlb from the processing of 475,000 t of sulphide ore grading on average 3.3% Cu. Gold and silver contained in the copper concentrate is forecast to total approximately 7,300 oz and 368,000 oz, respectively. During 2009, Globestar expects to sell a majority of its copper concentrates under sales contracts to overseas smelters. Discussions are underway to finalise the marketing contracts relating to the anticipated production in 2009.The oxide plant is scheduled to process 245,000 t of oxide ore producing about 14,000 oz of gold and 280,000 oz of silver in dore. Gross revenue from the sale of approximately 27 Mlb of payable copper, 21,000 oz of payable gold and 614,000 oz of payable silver is projected to be $60 million. Operating earnings before depreciation, after $24 million of mine operation costs and $11 million of treatment, refining and freight charges, are forecast at approximately $25 million. Depreciation is projected to be approximately $10 million.Globestar has hedged a portion of its 2009 production with synthetic put options on 6,322,850 lb of copper, 32,400 oz of gold and 480,000 oz of silver at $2.67/lb, $650/oz and $11.50/oz, respectively.Net income, after $5 million in general and administrative costs, $11 million in derivative gains, $2 million of interest costs and $6 million in taxes, is forecast at approximately $13 million.Cash flow from operating activities is projected to be approximately $26 million. Exploration and sustaining capital expenditures are scheduled to be approximately $4 million and $3 million, respectively. Cash out-flows for financing activities are forecast to be $14 million.Exploration expenditures during 2009 will be focused on expanding the ore reserves of the Cerro de Maimon, drilling in the Bayaguana gold-copper district located some 40 km east of the mine, pursuing new exploration and acquisition opportunities in Mexico and Central America, and to a limited extent advancing Globestar’s nickel properties in the Dominican Republic.last_img read more

Full steam ahead at Timok in Serbia with exploration decline underway

first_imgNevsun Resources reports that a ground breaking ceremony took place yesterday at the Timok Upper Zone (Cukaru Peki) project in Bor, Serbia, commemorating the start of construction of the exploration decline. The ceremony was attended by a number of Serbian and international dignitaries including the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić; the Minister of Mining and Energy, Aleksandar Antić; the President of Bor Municipality, Aleksandar Milikić; and the Ambassador of Canada to Serbia, H.E. Kati Csaba; as well as members of Nevsun’s Board of Directors and Senior Management.Serbia’s Minister of Mining and Energy, Aleksandar Antić, said, “The Ministry of Mining and Energy confirms its continued support to Nevsun and the Cukaru Peki project. We are committed to supporting Nevsun as it rapidly advances the project toward production.”Nevsun’s CEO, Peter Kukielski, said “Commencing construction of the exploration decline on one of the world’s best undeveloped copper projects is a significant milestone for the company. Support from all levels of the Serbian government as well as local stakeholders have been instrumental in helping achieve this historic event on this world-leading project. We look forward to unlocking significantly more value for our shareholders and stakeholders as we advance toward construction of the Timok Upper Zone, a much-anticipated initial resource for the Lower Zone, and ongoing regional exploration on our highly prospective land package.”Contracts for the portal preparation and decline development have been awarded. The contractor for portal preparation has mobilised to site and the approximate eight-week work program has begun. Once preparation is complete, the decline contractor will construct the portal and begin decline development. The project is expected to be completed in approximately 24 months, including development of diamond drilling platform bays at depth and a lateral drift into the high-grade portion of the orebody for bulk sampling. “As previously stated with our Q1 2018 results, 100% of the land required for the development of the exploration decline and 63% of the private land required for construction of the project has been acquired.”The feasibility study on the Upper Zone remains on schedule for completion in mid-2019. The company is in the process of updating the PFS to further define parameters around the ramp up scenario previously discussed in a March 28 PFS news release. This scenario focuses on de-risking the project by reducing initial capital and mill throughput in the early years. Initial production would start at 1.6 Mt/y and ramp up to 3.2 Mt/y. The company believes this option could save up to $100 million in up-front project capital. The company expects to release the results of this updated scenario in the fall of 2018, if it becomes the basis of the full feasibility study.Nevsun continues to engage with a wide range of capital providers, including discussions with potential strategic partners who are able to provide both capital and technical, political and/or product offtake/marketing support. Regional drilling, focused on high grade Upper Zone style mineralisation, has recommenced with three rigs mobilised in late May. Drilling will initially be focused on the area identified in the January 16 release, 500 m to the east of the currently defined Upper Zone mineralisation, including hole TC170189 which returned 2.93% Cu and 2.54 g/t Au over 27 m.The company is also nearing completion on the work associated with the initial 43-101 compliant resource on the Timok Lower Zone, a joint venture with Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation. As announced late March, the recently completed $20 million drill program continued to demonstrate the potential world class nature of the deposit. A clearer picture of value will emerge with the initial resource estimate to be released mid-year.last_img read more

Un fossile de mammouth confirme la présence humaine en Amérique dès 14000

first_imgUn fossile de mammouth confirme la présence humaine en Amérique dès – 14.000 ansPubliant leurs travaux dans la revue Science, des chercheurs américains et danois ont daté avec précision le fossile d’un mastodonte découvert dans l’état du Washington dans les années 1970, ainsi que l’arme paléolithique qui l’a tué : – 14 000 ans, ce qui infirme certaines théories concernant le peuplement de l’Amérique. Découvert dans les années 1970 sur le site de Manis, dans l’état du Washington (Ouest des États-Unis), un fossile de mastodonte (cousin du mammouth), avec une pointe de sagaie fichée dans une côte, partageait la communauté scientifique quant à l’époque de cette chasse. Presque 30 ans plus tard, l’équipe de Michael Waters, archéologue à l’Université A&M du Texas, collaborant avec celle du Pr Eske Willerslev, de l’Université de Copenhague (Danemark), a levé le doute, grâce à des datations au radiocarbone et à des analyses génétiques et biomoléculaires du squelette et de l’arme : le fossile remonte à environ -14.000 ans.À lire aussiCet étrange fossile retrouvé dans les profondeurs de l’océan ressemble à la créature légendaire CthulhuA cette précision, une double conséquence : ceci confirme la présence de chasseurs humains en Amérique du Nord à cette époque, déjà suggérée par les travaux récents du Pr Willerslev sur d’autres carcasses fossilisées d’animaux tués, découvertes dans cette région du monde. Ceci “enterre donc définitivement”, selon lui, la théorie prévalant encore ces dernières années, selon laquelle les hommes de la culture – plus tardive – dite ‘de Clovis’ (environ – 13.000 ans), seraient les premiers habitants de la région, ancêtres de toutes les populations amérindiennes.D’autre part, cette datation confirme également des conclusions d’ordre écologique déjà établies par d’autres équipes, à partir de l’étude du déclin de paléo-champignons parasites présents dans les bouses des grands herbivores anciens : ces derniers – notamment les mammouths et les mastodontes – ne se seraient pas éteints brutalement, il y a quelque 12.000 ans, sous la pression de la chasse humaine. Celle-ci, commencée donc dès -14.000 ans, aurait été l’un des paramètres, seulement, d’une extinction plus lente, amorcée à cause du climat ou d’autres causes environnementales.  Le 21 octobre 2011 à 13:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more