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Malaika Arora stretches flawlessly in sports bra and tights. Thanks yoga for changing her lifeMalaika Arora stretches flawlessly in sports bra and tights. Thanks yoga for changing her life

first_imgMalaika Arora is back home after enjoying her romantic vacation with boyfriend Arjun Kapoor in New York City and the diva is already setting the bay on fire.The diva, who is known for her healthy lifestyle and rigorous fitness routine, was even spotted excercising while she was in The Big Apple.Recently, Malaika took to Instagram to post pictures from her gym session in Mumbai and seems like the diva is already switching back to her routine.She posted pictures of her doing difficult yoga poses with much ease and we can’t help but feel motivated after watching her.She captioned the picture, “#malaikasmondaymotivation…today I am grateful that yoga has changed my life for the better, not only by making me healthier but also by changing my perspective of life.”In the images, Malaika can be seen doing number of stretching exercises with harness and on bricks.Malaika even thanked yoga for her healthy lifestyle and for making her see life from a very different perspective in the post. For her workout routine, Malaika donned a black sports bra and black gym tights.For glam, she went with half-tied tresses and bare face.For a long time, Arjun and Malaika remained tight-lipped about their relationship, though they confirmed their relationship with a loved-up picture from New York.advertisementMalaika and Arjun left for New York to celebrate the Panipat actor’s birthday there and have been posting a lot of pictures from the city.ALSO SEE | Malaika Arora in plunging neckline dress is sensuous beyond words on day out. See picsALSO WATCH | Are Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor the newest lovebirds in B-Town?last_img read more

Klopp refuses to confirm Can’s Liverpool futureKlopp refuses to confirm Can’s Liverpool future

first_imgTransfers ‘If he stays or goes we’ll still shake hands’ – Klopp refuses to confirm Can’s Liverpool future Dom Farrell 07:37 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) EmreCan - cropped Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Mohamed Salah Huddersfield Town v Liverpool Huddersfield Town Premier League Juventus claim to be in advanced talks with the Germany midfielder, but his current boss is more concerned with his on-pitch performances Jurgen Klopp has no concerns over uncertainty regarding Emre Can’s future so long as the Germany international keeps turning in match-winning performances for Liverpool.Can’s rasping low drive set the Reds on their way to a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Tuesday – a much-needed tonic to the back-to-back losses against Swansea City and West Brom in the Premier League and FA Cup respectively.The 24-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and speculation over a move to Juventus ramped up this week when the Serie A champions’ chief executive Giuseppe Marotta told RMC Sport talks were “well underway with Emre Can”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Speaking to BT Sport after a routine outing at the John Smith’s Stadium, Klopp was content to praise Can’s efforts on the field.”As long as he plays like this, it’s okay,” he said.”He was not too good in the last game so I had a choice but he paid [my faith] back, so that’s nice.”Sometimes you want to sell a player, sometimes you want to keep a player. We can always make the biggest story in the world.”As long as people behave like Emre now – he behaves and he delivers – everything is fine.”If he goes we shake hands and say goodbye and if he stays we shake hands and say hello again.”We’re back under way…COME ON YOU REDS! pic.twitter.com/e4YtgUVEFn — Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 30, 2018 Klopp challenged his players to prove their credentials as world-class performers before the game in light of recent slip-ups and, although Huddersfield’s limited ambition was never likely to provide a stage for such deeds, the former Borussia Dortmund boss reflected on a job well done against his best man David Wagner in the opposition dugout.”We had to keep the ball, score in the right moments – what we did,” he said. “It was pretty clear. I’m not sure they had many chances.”Overall, of course, it was absolutely deserved and that’s the only thing that we wanted.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Guatemala US Officials Find 3 Tons of Cocaine on BoxshipGuatemala US Officials Find 3 Tons of Cocaine on Boxship

first_imgGuatemalan and US officials have seized up to 3 tons of cocaine hidden in false-bottomed compartments aboard the Tanzania-flagged containership Tiamat.The 1995-built containership was intercepted in the waters off the coast of Guatemala in the Pacific and taken to Puerto Quetzal in early May, according to AIS data provided by Marine Traffic.Once the vessel docked, the authorities launched an inspection aboard, discovering some 3 tons of cocaine so far. The 8,717 dwt vessel remains in Puerto Quetzal where the inspection process continues.Thirteen persons who were aboard the ship at the time, including citizens of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, were detained.The drugs aboard Tiamat, which was en route from Ecuador to Ensenada, Mexico, were reportedly destined for North America.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Guatemalan Armylast_img read more

Fashion advice for summersFashion advice for summers

first_imgStep up your summer fashion game by experimenting with comfortable and stylish ensembles in white, pink, red, pastels and blue. Fashion experts share fashion tips for different occasions: Brunch look: A summer brunch calls for an outfit that makes you look fresh and classy. You can choose to wear comfortable shoes for the brunch. Pastel colours and white shoes with the jeans and T-shirt are the perfect combo for a brunch outing. Dinner heels: Racing against deadlines and rushing for a dinner party or date, you can wear high heels or wedges, or fashionable flats or stilettos paired with the knee length dress. One can also wear pencil heels, teamed with a peplum top. Up you fashion game by opting for black or red colour and heels. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressivePacking your bags for a summer vacation? Give way to the fashion diva in you by flaunting pumps, sliders, cross body bag, tote bag and keep your style quotient high. Are you an adventure junkie and want to stay stylish? Lay your hands on comfortable blue or pink sneakers or white sports shoes paired with shorts, T-shirt, backpack and sunglasses to complete the sporty and chic look. Worried about the body odour? experts tell how to keep the smell away. Also Read – Physical therapy better for low back pain”Summer perfumes usually are citrus-based that cool the skin and envelope the wearer in fresh uplifting aroma. The summer sun can agitate the fragrance, causing it to evaporate faster rather than sticking to your skin. Thus, it’s ideal to carry your summer fragrance in your bag and keep reapplying throughout the day.” “Mostly, men prefer citrus scents and in the summer months women tend to lean that way as well. Bear in mind, the best citrus-based fragrance choices are the ones that are reinforced with woody, floral and fruity notes to make the fragrance stay on you for longer. “Choose fragrances that are a hallmark of freshness to get the best contrast with the hot weather,” experts said. Fragrances become robust and begin to pop as the body heats up and if it’s sprayed in areas that are warmer, like the sides, elbows and chest. Always make sure your skin is fresh before spraying. It’s a good idea to layer and look out for brands that sell the body lotion, deodorant, EDT and miniatures. Post-shower use the body lotion and deodorant, then target warm spots and pulse areas with EDT and carry the miniature in your bag for a backup spritz. It’s important to recognise what scents suit your PH. Before purchasing, you should spray the scent you love on the wrist of your left hand and elbow of your right hand. Let it settle for 20 minutes as the top note settles and the true nature of the fragrance is revealed.last_img read more

Wealthsimple to launch zerocommission stocktrading serviceWealthsimple to launch zerocommission stocktrading service

first_imgTORONTO ONTARIO, – Wealthsimple is planning to launch what the robo-adviser says is the first zero-commission stock-trading service in Canada.The financial technology company says through this new service, called Wealthsimple Trade, users will have access to unlimited zero-commission trades of more than 8,000 publicly traded stocks and ETFs listed on major Canadian and U.S. exchanges.People will be able buy, sell and track stocks and exchange-traded funds through an app, which is currently in a private beta testing phase, with no account minimum or fees.There are some other online platforms that offer commission-free trading, but may also charge monthly flat rates and require a minimum balance.Wealthsimple says its new service is the first of its kind in the country and the Wealthsimple trade app will be rolled out to users by invitation leading up to a public launch, potentially later this year.The company currently has 100,000 clients in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., and manages more than $2.5 billion in assets.last_img read more

Northern Development announces 250000 towards airport runway projectNorthern Development announces 250000 towards airport runway project

first_imgWith Air Canada, WestJet, and Central Mountain Air having routes to the North Peace Regional Airport, without the improvements to the runway, the airport operations could be put at risk. This would negatively impact the economy of the North Peace Region, B.C. and current commercial air carriers, according to the NDIT.The Economic Diversification Infrastructure program provides grant funding to support major infrastructure projects in order to strengthen the local economy. The program supports public multi-use facilities or capital investments that drive revenue and job creation and provide a long-term asset for communities throughout central and northern British Columbia.The next intake deadline for the Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program is October 31, 2019.To read more; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) announced it has approved over a half a million dollars for economic development projects in northern B.C. with $250,000 approved for the airport runway project.The North Peace Airport Society for the North Peace Regional Airport runway rehabilitation project was approved at the NDIT meeting on July, 23rd, 2019 by the board of directors through the Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program.The $250,000 will go towards upgrades to the airport’s runway as the existing pavement on one of the two runways has not been improved for over 20 years and needs substantial repairs and rehabilitation.last_img read more

Facebook working on voice assistant like Amazon AlexaFacebook working on voice assistant like Amazon Alexa

first_imgSan Francisco: In a bid to take on Amazon Alexa or Google Home, Facebook is working on a voice-based assistant for its Portal video chat service and other future projects. According to a report in CNBC on Wednesday, the social network is “unclear how exactly Facebook envisions people using the assistant”. Facebook’s AI-enabled Portal video chat service currently uses Amazon’s Alexa. “We are working to develop voice and AI assistant technologies that may work across our family of AR/VR products including Portal, Oculus and future products,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Facebook last year shut down a chat-based assistant called “M” in its messaging app. According to the report, Ira Snyder, a general manager at Facebook Reality Labs, is working on the voice-assistant project. Facebook Portal and Portal+ video chat speakers come with Smart Camera and Smart Sound technology. Portal offers hands-free voice control. You can start a video call simply by saying ‘Hey Portal’ and noting who you’d like to call.last_img read more

Prostitution ring bustedProstitution ring busted

The police busted a prostitution ring operating in the Slave Island area today, the police media unit said.The police said that women were being supplied to the clients using a van. A special police unit seized the van along Hunnupitiya road at Slave Island today.The police also arrested a woman who was believed to have been in charge of the operation. The police said that four women who were engaged in prostitution were also arrested.The Slave Island police are conducting further investigations. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Afghanistan UNICEFs bird flu public information campaign gains paceAfghanistan UNICEFs bird flu public information campaign gains pace

Cases of the deadly H5N1 strain have been detected in Kapisa, Kabul, Logar and Nangahar, UN spokesman Adrian Edwards told a press briefing in Kabul.The Government has identified 20 priority provinces for immediate community-based communication activities, including seven – Kabul, Kapisa, Parwan, Wardak, Logar, Nangarhar and Laghman – considered highest risk. Those will receive a full range of interpersonal communication materials this week, including flip charts, posters and leaflets, according to Mr. Edwards.“The interpersonal communication approach is considered vital to ensuring that the preventative messages on avian influenza are fully understood,” he said. National television and radio are continuing regular information broadcasts, Mr. Edwards added. “In the coming weeks, the next phase of the communication strategy will get under way, reaching the remaining 14 provinces, involving private sector media, and looking at more vehicles for community outreach,” he said. Globally, more than 200 million domestic birds have died from the virus or through culling in the current outbreak that began over two years ago. There have been 192 human cases, 109 of them fatal, ascribed to contact with infected birds, but experts fear H5N1 could mutate, gaining the ability to pass from person to person and in a worst case scenario unleashing a deadly human pandemic. read more

Eleven major firms agree to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities –Eleven major firms agree to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities –

In an announcement, ILO said that Accenture, AccorHotels, Adecco Group, AXA Group, Carrefour Group, Dow Chemical, Groupe Casino, L’Oréal, Orange, the Standard Bank Group, and Michelin have become the first signatories of the newly-created ILO Global Business & Disability Network Charter, in a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland.“This new Charter can also make a substantial contribution to realizing many goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder. According to the Charter, “promoting and including persons with disabilities in the workplace is important for companies seeking the best talent and a diverse workforce.”“Companies that are disability-inclusive provide a better workplace for all their employees,” the new Charter says. “Such companies maximize the full potential of the workforce for the benefit of both the company and its employees and are better positioned to respond to diverse market needs.”By signing the Charter, the companies commit to promoting and including persons with disabilities throughout their operations worldwide, protecting staff with disabilities from any kind of discrimination and making the company premises and communication to staff progressively accessible to all employees with disabilities.“The lack of equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities often means lives of poverty and social exclusion,” said the ILO chief. “By honouring the commitments of this Charter, the private sector will be showing real leadership in making it possible for people with disabilities to have productive work and to live in dignity.”The Charter will be provided to national employers’ federations and national business and disability networks as a way of promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities among their member companies, including small and medium size enterprises, according to ILO.All signatories are members of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, which brings businesses together to promote disability inclusion by highlighting the business advantages of employing people with disabilities. And the Network also benefits from insight of people with disabilities themselves, thanks to a partnership with the International Disability Alliance, a network of global and regional organizations representing people with disabilities. read more

Spirit of compromise needed to combat workplace brutalism – UN labour agencySpirit of compromise needed to combat workplace brutalism – UN labour agency

Addressing the International Labour Conference on Monday, Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) underscored that the “the spirit of tripartism, compromise, and consensus” is the “precondition of success for the Conference and of the ILO.”Informally dubbed the “world parliament of labour”, the Conference is the primary policy making body of the ILO. It is convened annually in the Swiss city, Geneva, and brings together more than 5,000 Government officials, worker representatives and employer delegates from the ILO’s 187 member States.In his remarks, Mr. Ryder also warned against growing challenges in labour markets across the world, and to multilateralism in general, underlining that the ILO “must be a bulwark against such contagion.”He also highlighted the need to secure workplaces from any forms of violence or harassment.Action against sexual harassment must make the difference – ILO headIn particular, action that would really make a difference is needed, to end sexual harassment, said Mr. Ryder –  brought into sharp focus by the “Me Too” campaign.“Our answer to the ever more vocal call for action must be ‘Us Too’,” he stressed.The ILO chief unveiled his new report entitled “The Women at Work Initiative: The push for Equality”, which calls for innovative action to close the persistent gender gap.He also unveiled new data on workers in the occupied Arab territories, reporting that they faced a grim situation overall.In particular, women continue to be severely disadvantaged in the Palestinian labour market; finding it hard to access decent jobs, as well as facing gender-based discrimination. It also found that the population of the Gaza Strip continues to live through a “humanitarian and human-made” crisis with its economy depleted and the labour market crippled.The opening day also saw Samir Murad, Minister of Labour of Jordan, elected President of the Conference over its duration from 28 May to 8 June. Jean-Jacques Elmiger (Governments) from Switzerland, Khalifa Khamis Mattar (Employers) from the United Arab Emirates and Akiko Gono (Workers) from Japan, were elected Vice-Presidents. read more

Concussion safety ad prompted by teens death to air during NBA finalsConcussion safety ad prompted by teens death to air during NBA finals

A new concussion safety TV ad campaign prompted by the death of a 17-year-old Ontario girl was set to launch Monday as millions of eyes will be on the highly anticipated Game 5 of the NBA Finals.The powerful spot from the provincial government recently started playing in Cineplex theatres and was to start a run on Sportsnet Ontario as the Toronto Raptors take on the Golden State Warriors.It shows a young female soccer player training hard and taking hits to her head during games, then collapsing on the field. It ends with the words “Hit. Stop. Sit” – the slogan for an awareness campaign under Rowan’s Law, Ontario’s concussion safety legislation named for Rowan Stringer, who died in 2013 from second impact syndrome after multiple concussions as a rugby player.Her dad, Gordon Stringer, said his family is pleased with the ad.“For us it’s hard to watch, but that’s exactly what it needed to be,” he said.Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister Michael Tibollo said the goal is to get the message to athletes, parents and coaches that if you’re hit, stop playing, sit it out and seek medical advice.“We’ve got to get away from the warrior mentality,” he said. “The problem that happens is you’re also being put into situations where you’re being told suck it up when you do have some kind of trauma to the head and you continue because you want to do the best you can do.”Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod, who spearheaded Rowan’s Law when she was in Opposition, said a culture change is required so players don’t feel compelled to play through a head injury.“One of the things I do when I’m coaching hockey, I remind the kids on my daughter’s team that if they are injured, I know it’s easy to come off the ice when you have a sore ankle or if you’ve broken your arm,” she said. “It’s much more difficult to get off the ice, the field, the pitch, whatever, if you have a head injury because it’s invisible.”Rowan’s Law, a joint effort from MacLeod, Liberal John Fraser and New Democrat Catherine Fife, passed last year and established what MacLeod said is the first law of its kind in the country.The law establishes removal-from-sport and return-to-sport protocols for players to ensure they are taken out of a game if they are suspected of having a concussion.Starting July 1, athletes, parents, coaches and officials will be required to review concussion awareness resources and a concussion code of conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to minimize concussions while playing sports.Former NHLer Eric Lindros, who was at Monday’s announcement, called for concussion safety to become an issue in the federal election campaign.“No matter what measures are taken in sport, concussions are going to occur from time to time, unfortunately,” he said. “So let’s be prepared and educated.” read more

Duchess of Sussex receives Maori cloak for strength during pregnancy on finalDuchess of Sussex receives Maori cloak for strength during pregnancy on final

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a powhiri and luncheon in Their Highnesses' honour at Te Papaiouru Marae on October 31 And that’s how they say hello in Ohinemutu.(*sound on*)Meghan is matching a Stella McCartney dress with a new gifted Korowai, a cloak honouring her as a “great leader” that will protect her in pregnancy, according to custom #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/qUVOaOr4kd— Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) October 30, 2018 In a morning spent visiting the community, which is based in the hot sulphur springs in the southern part of the North Island, the Duke and Duchess were introduced to the hospitality of the Maori community.Welcomed with songs from hundreds of school children, the Duke and Duchess took part in a formal powhiri – a welcome – and a tour of Te Papaiouru Marae, a traditional meeting place. The Duke and Duchess were also shown a painted bust of Queen Victoria, presented to the tribe, Ngāti Whakaue, in honour of Ōhinemutu’s first royal visitor, Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria’s second son, in 1870. Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex attend a formal powhiri welcoming ceremony and luncheon in Te Papaiouru, Rotorua After delivering a long greeting in Te Reo, the Maori language, the Duke said: “Thank you for the beautiful cloak you have so kindly gifted to myself and The Duchess. “We appreciate the skill of the weavers who made it, and the aroha that has gone into its creation. This cloak is a taonga that will be cherished in our family.”One of the joys of our visit to New Zealand has been the opportunity to meet so many young New Zealanders who are devoting their talents and energy to making a difference. “There are creative, gifted and caring Te Arawa Rangatahi young people here, who are using their talents to preserve and promote the Māori language, to support mental wellbeing, and to achieve in areas that will benefit their communities, and their country.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wear traditional Maori cloaks called Korowai during a visit to Te Papaiouru, Ohinemutu, in RotoruaCredit:PA The wooden bust, shipped to New Zealand in 1875, has a long history in the community, and finally delivered – via temporary confiscation by police – in 1884.Placed on a pedestal, it remained on display until 1995 when protests from the Maori community against its treatment by the New Zealand establishment reached the area and the bust, considered by some a symbol of colonialism, mysteriously disappeared. A year later, after being found in a nearby lake, it was reinstated by elders. Recently kept safe in storage, it has now been repainted and has returned to her sheltered pedestal in honour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s visit. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex holding ceremonial weapon during the formal powhiri in Te Papaiouru Marae They were greeted – with a hongi – by Masterchef New Zealand 2014 winners Kasey and Karena Bird. The sisters grew up in the beachside community of Maketu and use local produce to create dishes with a New Zealand identity.The women had created the entire menu for the occasion, having been told about it two months ago. Masterchef winners lay on royal feastKasey, 28, said:”They had just requested traditional food. They were really clear they didn’t want a separate menu they just wanted to eat what everyone else was eating.” “She has been very proactive in her positive promotion of women and this is motivating for the indigenous women of Aotearoa.” ‘Don’t take it to Twickenham!’The Duke of Sussex was handed a carved weapon during the visit to Rotorua – and warned he should not take it to Twickenham when England play New Zealand.Entered into the Tamatekapua Meeting House, he was given a Tewha Tewha, a Maori weapon with a point at one end and an axe at the other. Trevor Maxwell, of the local district council, said: “I am sure you are going to Twickenham when the All Blacks play England on November 11 – make sure you don’t take that.” The royal couple at a formal powhiri welcoming ceremony in Te PapaiouruCredit: PHIL NOBLE/Reuters The Duke spoke for around a minute in Maori, with gasps of awe and smiles when he used the word “whaiaipo”, or sweetheart.Duke doing ‘good job looking after’ MeghanThe Duke of Sussex is doing a “really good job of looking after” his wife during her pregnancy, the Duchess has said.   The Duchess told the artist who made her the Maori cloak that she was feeling well, and is managing to rest despite the demands of the tour. Rene Mitchell then gave the couple a demonstration of how to make the local dessert, using a recipe learnt from years in the kitchen alongside her mother and aunties. Rene said afterwards: “I welcomed them here, and was very happy when they greeted me with a ‘hongi’ as I wasn’t sure if they would.”They said our way of cooking food with the Hangi [geothermal oven] was so wonderful. I told them how I learnt through my mum, and that the recipe itself is very simple but over the years people have added their own variations, such as a handful of raisins.” Karena, 29, said: “We plated up their food and then went back in there – they had eaten nearly all of it so we were like oh my gosh!”Kasey added: “We tried not to be too nosy but it did look like they had eaten a lot – so either they really liked it or they were just really hungry!”Kasey and Karena then gifted the Duke and Duchess one of their own cookbooks. The couple were shown the Whakaturia (marae kitchens) by Tekariki Mitchell, 50, and his mother, Rene Mitchell, 70. They were shown how their lunch would be cooked using an outside ‘Steamed Hangi’ box, where food is cooked in geothermal steam. The Duke and Duchess smiled and appeared impressed, as Mr Mitchell showed them the rising steam and a traditional golden steamed pudding that was cooking inside.  Inside the Tamatekapua Meeting House, a building named after the chief and captain of the Te Arawa canoe and featuring carvings, the group sung folk songs, or waiata, about their history.Mr Maxwell joked in Maori that the Duchess was just like Pihanga – a mountain in the region famed for its beauty.The mood of the ceremony was light and relaxed, and Mr Maxwell stumbled slightly when introducing the Duke, accidentally referring to him as Prince A…” before adding: “It was in 2007 when we had Prince Andrew here!” rince Harry, Duke of Sussex hugs a young boys at the public walkabout at the Rotorua Government Gardens Credit:Getty The Duchess of Sussex has been presented with a Korowai, a woven Maori cloak, intended to protect her during pregnancy on her final day in New Zealand. The Duchess, visiting Ohinemutu in Rotorua with the Duke, was offered a cloak made from flax and feathers to honour her as a “great leader”.The colours are inspired by the Sussex coat of arms, using silks in blue, gold, white and red. “We see the Duchess as representing strong kaupapa (values) for women – she displays aroha (love), manaakitanga (nurturing and hospitality), mana (influence) and she is a great leader,” a spokesman from the Te Arawa people said.“The Korowai is like a protector, to wrap korowai around someone is to envelop them in strength, warmth and aroha (love).“In Maori history, Korowai were made to keep people warm as Maori came from Hawaiki. We adapted by using materials such as harakeke (flax) to keep warm.” Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a powhiri and luncheon in Their Highnesses’ honour at Te Papaiouru Marae on October 31Credit:Samir Hussein Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex holding ceremonial weapon during the formal powhiri in Te Papaiouru MaraeCredit:Getty Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on the final day of their 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on the final day of their 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand and the South PacificCredit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Sir Toby Curtis, spokesman for Te Arawa, said the royal visit was particularly significant to the tribe, in inspiring their youth.Describing the Duchess as a role model for Maori, he added: “She has shown you can succeed, make a difference and be your own person while also celebrating your heritage. This inspires us all.“The Duchess’ presence in the Royal Family makes us feel even closer to the monarchy, as she brings a fresh perspective and diversity. The ceremony was conducted in Maori – as Harry and Meghan were being treated like “one of their own” – with Monty Morrison only breaking into English once, when he looked at the Duchess and said “little bump” to laughter. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wear traditional Maori cloaks called Korowai during a visit to Te Papaiouru, Ohinemutu, in Rotorua The royal couple at a formal powhiri welcoming ceremony in Te Papaiouru rince Harry, Duke of Sussex hugs a young boys at the public walkabout at the Rotorua Government Gardens  Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex attend a formal powhiri welcoming ceremony and luncheon in Te Papaiouru, RotoruaCredit: PHIL NOBLE/Reuters Rene’s son then fetched a completed pudding for the couple to compare next to the raw ingredients and mixture.”They couldn’t believe how different it looked,’ Rene said. The couple then left for a traditional lunch with a seafood platter to start, followed by a duo of pork and chicken with gravy, bread stuffing and seasonal vegetables. The traditional steamed pudding was served for dessert alongside rhubarb and velvet custard.  Meghan’s Korowai was custom created for her visit by Ngati Whakaue elder Norma Sturley, 66. She learnt to weave as a child – picking up the skill from her mother and grandmother – and has had her work included in national exhibitions. Having worked on it for two months whenever she has had time, she was up all  of last night to complete the last minute touches.The robe was made from harakeke (flax) cut and stripped by her English husband, Terry. He also plucked and washed pheasant feathers to adorn it with. The colour scheme reflected the Coat of Arms for the Duke and Duchess. Sign up for our newsletter, Your Royal Appointment, and receive exclusive royal news and analysis straight to your inbox every week. Norma Sturley said: ‘I knew that the Duchess would be meeting a lot of people and I wanted to keep her warm, wrap her in strength. I had thought about what would be a good gift. “I did also talk to her about her pregnancy. I asked if she was getting much rest and if she was looking after herself. She said she was – and that Prince Harry did a really good job of looking after her.”As the Duke and Duchess entered the marae atea, the area leading up to the dining room and kitchen, the robes were removed because they are not traditionally worn around food.  read more

New tool for systematic mineral identification and near realtime analysis in explorationNew tool for systematic mineral identification and near realtime analysis in exploration

first_imgAn Australian technology that provides new knowledge on orebodies and associated alteration rapidly and cost-effectively could soon benefit the global mining industry, thanks to a commercialisation deal that will open doors to international markets.CSIRO’s advanced mineral analysis and logging technology – HyLogger – has been licensed to Australian Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) company Corescan, who operate a network of hyperspectral mineralogy labs across Australia, Southeast Asia, North America, Peru, Chile and Argentina.HyLogger uses the spectra of reflected light from mineral surfaces to interpret the mineralogy of the material. It is far more reliable for systematic mineral identification than visual techniques used in most drilling programs.It also provides near real time analysis so that costs and delays associated with laboratory analysis are greatly reduced.CSIRO Research Director, Dr Rob Hough, said commercialising the technology with Corescan opened the way for the industry to truly take advantage of hyperspectral analysis of drill materials for exploration and mining and further reinforces Australia’s place as a global leader in the provision of mineral exploration and mining technology.“Through our partnership with the Australian state geological surveys, the National Virtual Core Library and AuScope, hyperspectral data is now routinely acquired at government core repositories and is generating new knowledge on mineral systems,” Hough said.“Transferring the technology and ongoing development to Corescan, an Australian SME, will enable CSIRO to focus on the application and integration of hyperspectral information with other data sets to support mineral exploration through cover and for rapid resource characterisation in deposits.”Managing Director, Neil Goodey, said Corescan plans to integrate HyLogger into its existing suite of advanced hyperspectral imaging equipment, giving the company a broader range of solutions to accommodate different commodities and better meet customer requirements at different stages of the exploration and mining cycle.“Corescan will also be offering support services to the existing HyLogger community and will leverage its global reach to bring the technology to new international markets,” Goodey said.“Corescan will be working closely with the Australian geological surveys and the National Virtual Core Library to continue on the great work that CSIRO has done in this area over the last decade.”The Australian exploration industry spends close to A$600 million per year drilling holes to locate economic mineral resources.Detailed knowledge of the mineralogy and alteration patterns associated with prospective mineral regions is crucial to guide exploration success and attract further international investment into Australia.Operating on an automated scanning platform, HyLogger uses visible and infrared light to characterise selected minerals from drill cores, chips and pulps that are often difficult or impossible for human observers to interpret correctly. Reflected light from the samples is broken into hundreds of different wavelengths by several spectrometers, allowing the recognition of unique spectral signatures for each mineral.Corescan is global services company specialising in the scanning, analysis and interpretation of drill core, rock chips and other geological samples.last_img read more