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Methane-powered laptops may be closer than you think

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first_imgMaking fuel cells practical and affordable will not happen overnight. It may, however, not take much longer.With advances in nanostructured devices, lower operating temperatures, and the use of an abundant fuel source and cheaper materials, a group of researchers led by Shriram Ramanathan at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are increasingly optimistic about the commercial viability of the technology.Ramanathan, an expert and innovator in the development of solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), says they may, in fact, soon become the go-to technology for those on the go.Electrochemical fuel cells have long been viewed as a potential eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuels—especially as most SOFCs leave behind little more than water as waste.The obstacles to using SOFCs to charge laptops and phones or drive the next generation of cars and trucks have remained reliability, temperature, and cost.Fuel cells operate by converting chemical energy (from hydrogen or a hydrocarbon fuel such as methane) into an electric current. Oxygen ions travel from the cathode through the electrolyte toward the anode, where they oxidize the fuel to produce a current of electrons back toward the cathode.That may seem simple enough in principle, but until now, SOFCs have been more suited for the laboratory rather than the office or garage. In two studies appearing in the Journal of Power Sources this month, Ramanathan’s team reported several critical advances in SOFC technology that may quicken their pace to market.last_img read more

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Arsenal’s Rob Holding could make long-awaited return from injury against Eintracht Frankfurt

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first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 16 Sep 2019 11:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Rob Holding has returned to fitness (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding is ready to make his return from injury and could feature in the Europa League trip to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night.The 23-year-old has been out of action since December when he suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a Premier League clash with Manchester United.It was a big loss for the Gunners and a huge disappointment for the young defender, who was establishing himself as a regular in the first team and had made 16 appearances in all competitions to that point in the season.The Daily Mail reports that Holding’s injury nightmare is now at an end and he will declare himself fit for the clash with the German side this Thursday.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhether Arsenal boss Unai Emery will throw the Englishman straight back into the first team is yet to be seen, but he will be glad of having another option at centre-back again.Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz have been the central defensive partnership for Arsenal’s last four Premier League games and they have not kept a clean sheet in any of them.Both the Greek and the Brazilian were at fault for Watford goals in the 2-2 draw with the Hornets on Sunday and Holding will be hopeful of replacing one of them in the near future.The former Bolton player has made three appearances for the Arsenal under-23s so far this season and is ready to make the step back up to first team action.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlso vying for a place in the team in central defence is Shkodran Mustafi, despite seemingly falling a long way down the pecking order after a string of shaky performances last season.Emery does not look likely to pick the German any time soon, but he has insisted that he remains part of his plans after he chose to stay at the club over the summer.‘Mustafi decided to be here and when he did, for me, he is another player like the others in the team,’ said Emery. Shkodran Mustafi is still competing for a place in the Arsenal team (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)‘Of course I respect his decision and, when he decided, I spoke with him and said “for me you are in the squad and I am going to work with you as with the other players”.‘I don’t know all exactly what was in his decision (to stay) but, when we spoke and he decided to be here, it was a start with him as another player in the squad.‘He is working every day with a big motivation and good experience. That is what we want, training with good experience, helping and, after, giving us his performance.’MORE: Gary Neville slams ‘poor player’ Sokratis Papastathopoulos after Arsenal draw at WatfordMORE: David Luiz has never had any of the qualities Arsenal need, says Tony Cascarino Arsenal’s Rob Holding could make long-awaited return from injury against Eintracht Frankfurt Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lakers’ Isaiah Thomas following altercation with Rajon Rondo: ‘I don’t know him’

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first_img“He already had his agenda written down right when I checked into the game,” Thomas said. “It was obvious. Picked me up full court, trying to be physical. It was obvious.”After Thomas sank a free throw for a flagrant foul on Rondo with 33.3 seconds left in the first quarter, the two became entangled on the ensuing inbounds play. Officials warned Thomas and Rondo twice as play grew increasingly physical, finally assessing a technical foul to each.While referees sorted those out, Rondo and Thomas continued to talk at each other, earning additional sanctions.Thomas and his coach, Luke Walton, both questioned the way the officials handled the scuffle, arguing that they let things get out of hand before adjudicating.“It felt like they were waiting for me to get upset,” Thomas said.Thomas, a notoriously fiery player, said the technical fouls should be overturned.“Hopefully, like I said, the NBA sees it, looks at it, figures it out,” Thomas said. “But I definitely need to get those technical fouls rescinded because I didn’t do anything.”Walton, who was later ejected in the second quarter, said Thomas did everything he could to “not to get caught up in it” before receiving his ejection.“They let it just keep going and going and going and in my opinion took the easy way out,” he said. “Just waited so they could give a double-T instead of calling it as it was happening.”After being repeatedly hit in the face before anything was called, Thomas said he turned to the referees and said, “Are you going to control this?” All-Star Anthony Davis finished with 42 points and 15 rebounds while converting 15 of his 18 field-goal attempts to lead the Pelicans.The Lakers had fallen behind by 23 points in the first half – while everyone was on hand to see it in person – but battled back to within 48-43 early in the second quarter. The Pelicans answered by pouring in 79 points by halftime and shooting 53.5 percent from the field for the night (14 for 32 from 3-point range).An 11-0 run cut the Lakers’ deficit to 81-79 early in the third quarter, but the Pelicans answered again and pushed the lead as high as 24 in the fourth quarter. The Pelicans had 35 assists on their 53 field goals.“We’ve stopped defending,” Walton said. “And that’s a big-time problem, but it’s something that we’ll fix.”In the Lakers’ last two games since the trade deadline, they have allowed 130 and 139 points, both losses.“We’ve got to get our mojo back,” Walton said. “We somehow lost it quickly, and the last two games offensively we’ve been fine, we’re just not playing any defense.”Kuzma led the Lakers with 23 points, while Brandon Ingram added 21. Former UCLA standout Jrue Holiday added 24 points and 11 assists for New Orleans, while Darius Miller scored 19 off the bench on 6-of-8 shooting. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Nothing should’ve made that escalate like it did,” Thomas said.Rondo won a title with the Celtics in 2008. Last month, he criticized the organization for its plans to honor Thomas with a video tribute in his return to TD Garden, which Thomas ultimately declined so as not to distract from Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement the same night.All of that was on the table Wednesday, when Thomas checked in to the game with 5:22 left in the first quarter.“For whatever reason he’s an upset guy about me,” Thomas said. “I don’t know what it is. He kept bringing the tribute up when I was the one that shut the tribute down.”Thomas said Rondo, who did not speak to reporters, made his intentions clear from the first possession. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Thomas was not alone in the locker room for long. Walton received his own technicals with 1:38 left in the first half and the Lakers trailing by 15 points.Kyle Kuzma thought he had come up with a steal, but instead was called with a foul. He expressed his displeasure by leaping in the air, earning a technical foul. Walton stormed across midcourt, accounting for the sixth and seventh technical fouls of the first half.“There was a lot of things that I was frustrated about at that point,” Walton said, “and I just had had enough at that moment.”Walton retreated to the locker room and sat down next to Thomas.“I try not to isolate when I am angry,” Walton said, “so I went and found someone to watch the game with.”It wasn’t pretty.Related Articles Lonzo Ball expects to play in Lakers’ first game after All-Star break PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans guard E’Twaun Moore during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton yells at an official after Walton was ejected during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) yells to the officials as he is ejected along with Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas, not pictured, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsNew Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle shoots against New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) dunks as Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) and center Brook Lopez (11) watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) goes to the basket during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo looks back after being ejected during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo (13) goes to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton yells at the official after he was ejected in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis grimaces after hurting himself scrambling for a loose ball during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Davis left the court for examination but returned to play later in the half. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)A referee ejects Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton, right, as New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry watches, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) stands in front of coach Luke Walton after Walton was ejected during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton takes his coat off as he walks to the locker room after being ejected during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis blocks a shot by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans guard Ian Clark (2)3 blocks a shot by Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer (3) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma shoots against New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer (3) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) goes to the basket between New Orleans Pelicans center Emeka Okafor (50) and forward Nikola Mirotic (3) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans guard E’Twaun Moore in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) goes to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (7) bump into each other in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Both were ejected for repeated confrontations with each other on the court. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer (3) shoots in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) goes to the basket as he is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, behind, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (7) are separated by an official during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Both players were ejected. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14)goes to the basket between New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) and forward Nikola Mirotic (3) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Pelicans won 139-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans guard E’Twaun Moore during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton yells at an official after Walton was ejected during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NextShow Caption1 of 33Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton yells at an official after Walton was ejected during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)ExpandNEW ORLEANS — Five minutes into his second game with the Lakers, Isaiah Thomas was being escorted out of it, a Lakers security guard gently prodding him toward one tunnel while Rajon Rondo went for the other.They’ve always been two players heading in opposite directions, these two former Celtics. Thomas arrived in Boston two months after Rondo was shipped out; and after a first-round matchup in last year’s playoffs, Thomas’ team advanced and Rondo and the Chicago Bulls went home.“I don’t know him,” Thomas said, after a first-quarter altercation in the Lakers’ 139-117 loss led to both players being ejected. “Personally, I don’t know him. I’ve never talked to him. We’ve just battled and competed throughout the years. Every time we battle it’s been a little bit more and more.”It boiled over Wednesday, as an old beef was given new life in a territorial swirl of hostility and hubris.last_img read more

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Report: Raiders working out Kyler Murray, Ohio State QB this week, but why?

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first_imgA ruse? A trick play? Due diligence? An April fool’s joke?Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer has reported the Raiders are holding a private workout with Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray at Oklahoma on Monday. The Raiders’ brief roadie will conclude in Ohio State on Tuesday when they work out quarterback Dwayne Haskins.The question is, why?The Raiders have and apparently like Derek Carr, who has started 78 of the team’s 80 games since he was drafted. Just last week, coach Jon …last_img

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Qantas the safest airline

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first_imgWorst CrashesDate                 Aircraft                                     Airline                       Fatalities           Location          Jan 29             CRJ                                           SCAT                         21                     Almaty Airport. KazakhstanJuly 7              DHC-3T Turbine Otter               Rediske Air               10                     Soldotna Airport, USAOct 3               Embraer Brasilia                        Associated                  16                     Lagos, NigeriaOct 14             Cessna 208B                             AereoServicio              14                     Loreto Airport. MexicoOct 16             ATR-72-212A                             Lao Airlines                49                     Pakse Airport, LaosNov 17             Boeing 737                               Tatarstan                   50                     Kazan Airport. RussiaNov 29             Embraer ERJ 190                     LAM                            33                     Bwabwata NP Zambia Ten Best Airlines *Qantas                                  Air New Zealand            Emirates                      Etihad                         Cathay Pacific              Singapore Airlines        Virgin Atlantic              EVA Air                       All Nippon Airways                 Royal Jordanian          * Rated seven stars for safety and product. AirlineRatings.com the world’s only safety and product rating website has announced its top ten safest airlines for 2013 from the 448 it monitors.Top of the list is Qantas which has a fatality free record in the jet era (since 1951). Making up the top ten with seven stars for safety and in- flight product are in alphabetical order: Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Eva Air, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.AirlineRatings.com’s rating system takes into account a number of different factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations as well as government audits and the airline’s fatality record.Of the 448 airlines surveyed 137 have the top seven-star safety ranking, but almost 50 have just three stars or less.Over its 93 year history Qantas has amassed an extraordinary record of firsts in safety and operations. In 2008 in its successful defence, to the British Advertising Standards Association, of its claim that it is the world’s most experienced airline Qantas was able to list almost 30 notable industry leading achievements.These included the war time operation from Perth, Australia of what was then, and still is, the world’s longest air route by elapsed time from Perth to Colombo, Sri Lanka giving passengers an award dubbed “The Order of the Double Sunrise.”This service, using Catalina Flying Boats, took about 28 hours non-stop and was performed in radio silence to avoid the Japanese. When the flights ended on July 18 1945, the aircraft had made 271 crossings and had carried 858 passengers more than one million miles without a single accident.Qantas was the first international airline to operate around world service with its Lockheed Super Constellations in 1958 and the first to take delivery of the Boeing 707 outside the US in 1959.The Australian airline was also amongst the first to pioneer technical breakthroughs such as long range operations for twin-engine planes and the development of the Future Air Navigation System. Qantas was a leader in using the Flight Data Recorder to monitor plane and later crew performance in 1962. Only six parameters were available unlike today’s FDRs which monitor 500 on the most advanced planes.Qantas has also been a leader in a wide variety of recent cockpit innovations such as automatic landings using Global Navigation Satellite System as well as precision approaches around mountains in cloud. Dubbed GLS and RNP these technologies are cutting edge.Qantas was the lead airline with real time monitoring of its engines across its fleet using Satellite Communications, which has enabled the airline to detect problems before they become a major safety issues.And 2013 was the safest for flying since 1945, with only 269 deaths from 29 accidents.According to the Aviation Safety Network the results are well below the 10-year average of 32 accidents and 719 fatalities.The worst accident was the crash of a Tatarstan Boeing 737-500 operating Flight U9-363 from Moscow to Kazan, which killed all 44 passengers and six crew aboard. The 737-500 was on its second approach to land in strong winds on November 17 and was about to go around for a third time when it hit the runway and exploded in flames.Tatarstan, a small regional airline from central Russia has not completed the critical International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). Airlines that have completed IOSA have a safety record 77 per cent better than those which have not.On October 17, 49 passengers and crew lost their lives when a Lao Airlines ATR72 crashed while on approach to Pakse in Laos. Flight QV301 left Vientiane almost four hours late because of bad weather at the destination airport. It took off at 2.45pm local time and on descent to land hit a severe rain squall associated with tropical storm Nari which had battered the Philippines.Like Tatarstan, Lao Airlines was only rated as a four-star (out of seven) airline by AirlineRatings.com in part because it had not completed IOSA. Other major airlines in SE-Asia that have not completed IOSA include; Air Bagan; Cebu Pacific; Lion Air and Merpati Air.The most miraculous escape was for the 304 passengers and crew that walked away from the spectacular crash of the Asiana Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July. Only three passengers died, when the Boeing 777 hit the runway sea wall and flipped over.center_img Lowest Ranked Airlines  One StarKam Air                                Scat                                        Bluewing Airlines                       Two StarAfghan Airways               Daallo Airlines                Eritrean Airlines              Lion Air                         Merpati Airlines              Susi Air                         Air Bagan                      last_img read more

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10 months agoInter Milan agree to meet terms demanded by Arsenal midfielder Ramsey

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan agree to meet terms demanded by Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are close to a deal with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.La Repubblica says Inter met Ramsey’s agent on Wednesday, where an agreement was reached in principle for the Welshman to arrive on July 1.It’s suggested Ramsey, 27, is demanding €6-7m a season – and the Nerazzurri are prepared to meet the demand, given the urgency to invest.A deal for January hasn’t been ruled out with coach Luciano Spalletti eager to work with Ramsey immediately.AC Milan, whose CEO is ex-Arsenal man Ivan Gazidis, is also interested in Ramsey. last_img

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New York Post Under Scrutiny For Ridiculous Article Title

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first_imgNew York Post article says Johnny Manziel receiver admits to randomly killing jogger.new york post title johnny manzielIt’s become common practice for online publications to beef up article titles in an attempt to lure in readers. What you’ll see below is a little beyond the realm of what’s considered acceptable, however.Monday, reports surfaced that former Texas A&M wide receiver Thomas Johnson – who played for the Aggies for one year – had admitted to murdering a man in Dallas on a jogging trail. Tuesday morning, the New York Post went with a very questionable title for its version of the story.I mean, come on @nypost. pic.twitter.com/DEsvuU9DyU— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 13, 2015Johnny Manziel, obviously, has nothing to do with the story.So far, the publication hasn’t backed down and changed its title. But it hasn’t been getting a very favorable response on social media.last_img read more

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K Line Gets Nod to Shed Heavy Lift Subsidiary

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first_imgzoom Japan’s shipping firm Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has received board approval to dispose of its subsidiary company, the owner and operator of heavy lift vessels, SAL Heavy Lift GmbH (SAL).The subsidiary would be transferred to SALTO Holding GmbH & Co. KG. (SALTO), according to data provided by K Line.The move comes on the back of a number of difficulties that SAL encountered as the company “struggled after financial crisis in 2008 and profitability of owning asset has been depressed, heavily affected by low-price in energy markets.”After reviewing its business portfolio in mid-term management plan in 2016, K Line decided “that the best solution should be to transfer the business to SALTO.”K Line said that it is not estimated that financial loss will be recorded in this fiscal year following the transaction.Japan’s shipping major entered into an agreement to take 50% shares of SAL in 2007 in order to diversify its business. In 2011, K Line took all the rest of the shares and SAL became a 100% subsidiary company.last_img read more

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On May 9th Forum Uranium Corp and Mega Uranium L

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first_imgOn May 9th, Forum Uranium Corp. and Mega Uranium Ltd. announced a new basement-hosted uranium discovery on the Opie target on  the NW Athabasca property. Seven of nine holes drilled on the Opie zone encountered uranium mineralization at shallow depths,  within a zone of strong red hydrothermal alteration in basement rocks. The zone remains open along strike and down dip, so there is great potential for more mineralization within the zone. There are 15 more gravity targets , untested by drilling, which could prove to be multiple mineralized zones on the property. With further discoveries like Forum’s,  the western Athabasca Basin, could prove to be on the same scale as the Eastern Athabasca Basin. Attached is the link to a more descriptive analysis of the discovery and buy recommendation issued by Dundee Securities. GLD added 67,954 troy ounces of gold…but over at SLV an authorized participant added a whopping 3,299,537 ounces of silver.It was nice to see some positive price action in gold for a change…and by 3:00 p.m. Hong Kong time it was up about ten bucks…and was still up ten dollars going into the London p.m. gold fix, which came shortly before 10:00 a.m. in New York.The gold price then jumped about $15 once the fix was in…and by lunchtime in New York, it had reached its high of day, which Kitco recorded as $1,584.80 spot.  From there, gold got sold off ten dollars in short order…and then traded sideways into the close of electronic trading.Gold closed the Thursday session at $1,574.30 spot…up $34.00 on the day.  Net volume was immense once again at 182,000 contracts.Silver had a pretty decent day as well…and was up about 50 cents by 3:00 p.m. Hong Kong time.  From there the price slid until 1:00 p.m. in London…about twenty minutes before the Comex open.  From there, the silver price rose in fits and starts until noon in New York.  And, like gold, that was the high tick of the day…$28.35 spot…and from there silver got sold off to the $28 mark at the close of Comex trading…and then traded flat into the close electronic trading at 5:15 p.m. Eastern time.Silver finished the Thursday trading day at $28.05 spot…up 78 cents.  Volume was pretty heavy at 44,000 contracts.The dollar index oscillated within about a 40 basis point price range yesterday…bouncing off the 81.6 price level for the second time in as many day…and finished up about 15 basis points.  Not much to see here.The gold stocks gapped up at the open in New York.  The London p.m. gold fix at 10:00 a.m…and the New York high at noon yesterday, are the most prominent features on this chart.  After the high tick was in, the stocks faded a bit, but held onto a large portion of their gains.  The HUI finished up 4.45%.For the most part, the silver stocks were on fire yesterday, but three of the seven stocks that make up Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index did not share in the fun…and the SSI finished up only 2.87%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report was another yawner, which it has a tendency to become once we get past the first full week of deliveries in any delivery month.  They reported that 35 gold and 21 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Monday.Both GLD and SLV had changes to report yesterday.  GLD added 67,954 troy ounces of gold…but over at SLV an authorized participant added a whopping 3,299,537 ounces of silver.  Considering the lousy silver price action of earlier this week…and the smallish increase in the price of silver yesterday…I would assume [like the counterintuitive deposit in SLV on Monday] that this deposit had something to do with covering a short position.  But, as I mentioned yesterday, we won’t really know for sure until the report comes out over at shortsqueeze.com next week…and even then I don’t think that this addition will be in it, because I believe that it occurred after the cut-off date.  We’ll see.The U.S. Mint did not have a sales report yesterday.Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Wednesday, they reported receiving 605,838 troy ounces of silver…and shipped 288,396 ounces of the stuff out the door.  The link to that action is here.Today’s first chart is courtesy of Washington state reader S.A.  As you can see, it’s the 3-year dollar index…and as one commentator over at Zero Hedge put it yesterday…”When the US dollar is your ‘safe haven’, you know you’ve hit rock bottom.”  Amen to that.(Click on image to enlarge)Here’s another happy looking chart…and should make everyone on a ‘blue pill’ diet feel a little better.  The chart and dialogue say it all.(Click on image to enlarge)I said I was going to post the charts on silver yesterday that German gold analyst Dimitri Speck sent me earlier this week, but they got preempted by others, so here they are now.  The first one is the 14-year silver chart from August 1998 to the end of 2011.  Three stand-out features are the 12 o’clock noon London silver fix…and in New York it’s the secondary decline at the London p.m. gold fix at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time…and, surprisingly enough, the high for silver on average over the last fourteen years of Comex trading comes at twelve o’clock noon in New York…exactly what happened with silver during yesterday’s price action.  You can read into that what you wish.(Click on image to enlarge)Dimitri’s second chart for silver is just for 2011…and even a cursory glance tells you that it’s an entirely different looking beast than the previous chart.  Now the three stand-out features on this chart are the usual London silver fix at noon local time…but the high in Comex trading in New York is now 10:30 a.m….not noon.  And the amazing thing is that there is now a secondary low equivalent to the London silver fix that occurs shortly after 3:00 p.m. in electronic trading…and the whole chart has a negative bias to it as well.  As you can tell, the selling in the New York session last year became much more ferocious once the high was in for the day.(Click on image to enlarge)Dimitri’s gold Intraday Price Movements charts for gold showed up on the Internet about ten years ago and caused a sensation when they did.  This is the first time he’s done it for silver, so these charts are new for me as well.I have the usual number of stories…and I hope you find a few that float your boat.The vast majority of people do not seek wisdom; they seek affirmation of their core beliefs. – Author unknownI don’t know what to make of yesterday’s price action.  I was certainly happy to see prices move higher…but I found the huge volume that went with it rather disturbing.  I’d rather see light volume on big price moves…and that certainly wasn’t the case yesterday.Well, all the stories that I’ve been posting this week have led me…and probably yourself…to the obvious conclusion that the entire world is starting to float off the rails, especially in Europe.  But don’t kid yourself, if Greece goes, it won’t be too long before the rest of the E.U…and it’s beloved currency…follow it down the drain.  Right after that will come the rest of the world, as the economic, financial and monetary systems of this planet are one giant Gordian Knot…and no amount of cheating or ‘thinking outside the box’ will make any difference.  There’s no way out of this where there will be one man standing.  And if there is one man standing, it will redefine the word Pyrrhic Victory.The only thing left of value will be hard assets…with gold and silver at the top of the list…whether it is remonetized or not.Today we get the much anticipated [at least by me] Commitment of Traders Report…and as I’ve mentioned several times already this week, it will be one for the record books.  I’m particularly interested in seeing the situation in silver…the Commercial net short position…and the positions of the ‘1-4’ and ‘5-8’ short holders in that metal.  It’s just too bad that it won’t include what happened during the 24 hours and 15 minutes after the Tuesday cut-off, as that included the absolute low.Here’s the Total PMs Pool for all precious metals that Nick Laird keeps updated on a daily basis.  We just hit another new high [barely] in physical ounces in all four precious metals combined.  If you check the period from the end of December to the close of trading yesterday on this chart, you will see that the ‘total ounces held’ has been in a permanent up-trend.  During that time period gold rose and fell about $250…and silver rose and fell more than $10…platinum rose and fell about $310…and palladium rose and fell about $150.  None of this price movement had anything to do with the physical market…it was all paper trading in the Comex futures market.(Click on image to enlarge)The gold price did nothing through all of Far East trading on their Friday afternoon, but shortly after London opened, the price has ticked up about ten bucks.  Silver traded within a 20 cent range during the same time period, but is also up in mid-morning London trading.  Volume’s are already monstrous, so it’s obvious that these rallies are running into massive resistance from JPMorgan et al.  It will be interesting to see how things unfold once trading begins in New York at 8:20 a.m. Eastern time.And as I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:20 a.m. Eastern time, it appears that the rallies in both gold and silver have been stopped in their respective tracks for the moment.  Gold is currently up ten bucks…and silver is only up 17 cents.There’s still the opportunity to either readjust your portfolio, or get fully invested in the continuing major up-leg of this bull market in both silver and gold…and I respectfully suggest that you take a trial subscription to either Casey Research’s International Speculator [junior gold and silver exploration companies], or BIG GOLD [large producers], with all our best (and current) 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