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Multi-Million Dollar Gold Cargo Found in Chilean Ship Sunk South of Argentina

first_imgBy Dialogo June 24, 2009 Five years after its first outing, the “Dinosaurs of Argentina“exhibition has arrived Serbia, at the Continental Hotel in New Belgrade. In the middle of the most attractive exhibits are the complete skeletons of seven dinosaurs, including a 14-meter-long giganotosaurus from the Cretaceous period and a 17-meter long rebbachisaurus, an herbivore from the similar period. Buenos Aires, 23 June (EFE).- A search ship confirmed that the cargo of 9.5 tons of gold and silver carried by the Chilean fishing boat Polar Mist remained in its hold, five months after it sank in the Atlantic, off the southern coast of Argentina, the Buenos Aires press reported today. The discovery put an end to suspicions that the shipment, valued at around 19 million dollars, had been stolen shortly before the mysterious sinking of the fishing boat at the eastern entrance to the Strait of Magellan, some forty kilometers from the Argentine coast. A submersible with video cameras operated remotely from the ship C-Sailor determined that the Polar Mist was around eighty meters down, without major damage, and with its cargo intact, sources connected to the recovery operation told Clarín and La Nación daily newspapers. They indicated that the Vanuatu-flagged C-Sailor had been working in the area of the shipwreck for the last week and that an operation with divers and equipment was now being prepared to recover the shipment of gold, which belongs to mining firms of South African, Canadian, and Argentine ownership. The Polar Mist is “on its belly” on the ocean floor, with all its compartments closed and with light damage attributable to the impacts suffered upon sinking, the sources indicated. The search ship is crewed by personnel from the Dutch recovery firm Mammoet, contracted by the London insurer Lloyds, and members of the coastal police of the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, who are acting as observers. The Chilean fishing boat, which had been refitted to carry cargo, ran aground in unexplained circumstances on January 18, following a storm at the entrance to the Strait of Magellan, which joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans at the southern tip of the American continent. Two days later, the Chilean tugboat Beagle found the Polar Mist without visible damage and took it under tow in order to bring it to Río Gallegos, the capital of Santa Cruz, but had to release it once it became evident that the ship was starting to sink. The Polar Mist’s eight Chilean crew members were safely rescued by an Argentine naval helicopter and taken to Río Gallegos. Almost two months ago, an expedition that planned to recover the shipment was frustrated after the insurance company and two Argentine maritime unions failed to agree on the amount of money that would be paid as a reward. Cerro Vanguardia, controlled by the South African firm Anglo Gold with minority participation by the Argentine state firm Formicruz, had filed a claim for the payment of 16.4 million dollars for the loss of 6.9 tons of the gold shipment that the Chilean ship was carrying. Another 2.6 tons of ingots of unrefined gold and silver belongs to Triton Argentina, a subsidiary of the Canadian firm Pan American Silver, which also has Formicruz as a minority partner.last_img read more

Netherlands Navy Ship Patrols Caribbean Sea

first_img In order to help stop illegal smuggling of drugs, money and people throughout Central America, the navies from many countries including the United States and the Netherlands, are working jointly toward this end. As part of the international effort to improve security and stability in the region, the Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Rotterdam deployed to the Caribbean Sea in early May 2011, to patrol the coast of Central America. The Rotterdam will remain on this effort until the summer, when Netherlands Navy ship Johan de Witt, her sister ship, arrives to relieve her. HNLMS Rotterdam is a Landing Platform Dock- class amphibious ship equipped with a large helicopter dock, a deck for large landing craft, an operation theater and a complete Class II hospital on board. The lead ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy was launched in 1997. By Dialogo May 13, 2011last_img read more

What disruption means for financial institutions

first_imgIn today’s turbulent environment, every organization – including financial institutions – is susceptible to disruption.Disruptive innovation is an intuitive concept, mostly because we’ve seen the recent casualties of disruption:  Kodak, Blockbuster, Borders and Blackberry.  Most of us want to avoid a similar fate ourselves, or better yet, reap the benefits associated with being the disruptor.  Netflix, Amazon and Apple are prime examples. Disruptive innovation – or avoiding it – is now a widely embraced business imperative.The biggest competitive threats no longer come from within the industry. They’re the emerging players, technologies and alternative business models that seemingly crop up from out of nowhere.In the payments industry, there are numerous potential disruptions on the horizon that ride the trends of peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and fund raising.  Companies like Lending Club, Indiegogo and GoFundMe tap into these trends and are starting to chip away at traditional models.  Mobile payment platforms and alternative currencies like Bitcoin also create entirely new consumer experiences around transactions and represent cracks in the tried and true business models of yesterday. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores (12-9)

first_imgArea Boys & Girls Basketball ScoresSaturday  (12-9)Boys ScoresBrownstown  72     South Ripley  42Plainfield  49     Batesville  44South Dearborn  56     Franklin County  45Milan  84     Waldron  39Edinburgh  50     North Decatur  49Indian Creek  70     Oldenburg  43SW Hanover  50     Carroll County  40Franklin  79     Hauser  64Rushville  66     Blue River  47Pendleton Heights  33     Connersville  30  (OT)Girls ScoresEast Central  69     South Dearborn  33South Ripley  54     Franklin County  22Jac-Cen-Del  72     Morristown  51Edinburgh  50     Milan  45Greensburg  80     Rushville  45Lawrenceburg  56     Connersville  49Switz. County  50     Shawe Memorial  45Triton Central  56     SW Shelby  39last_img read more

Tipperary’s Gardiner in European Championship action

first_imgphoto © Tipp FM Three Irish boxers take to the ring at the European Championships in the Ukraine today.Super heavyweight Clonmel’s Dean Gardiner and Lightweight Sean McComb and s are both in action in the early afternoon session.And then in the late afternoon session, Olympian Brendan Irvine enters the ring in the Men’s Flyweight division.last_img

Cristiano Ronaldo injury ‘not serious’ – Ancelotti

first_imgReal Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes star Cristiano Ronaldo’s hamstring injury is not serious.Ronaldo came off at half-time of Real’s 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana first leg after being largely anonymous on Tuesday. While further tests are required, Ancelotti said the 29-year-old Portuguese attacker should be OK. “He felt something and was uncomfortable. We’ll evaluate it tomorrow,” Ancelotti said. “Apparently, it was not serious.” James Rodriguez, who replaced Ronaldo, put the hosts in control of the tie with his 81st-minute goal. But Raul Garcia levelled for Atletico, who are well-placed heading into Friday’s second leg at the Vicente Calderon.  Ancelotti believes a similar performance should be enough for Real to win the trophy. “Atletico do have an advantage for the second leg since now we have to score at the Vicente Calderon,” the Italian said. “If we play like we did tonight we will win the Super Cup. “The team played well. We didn’t have a huge amount of pace in the first half but we improved in the second half.  “We controlled the game pressing up front. Our midfielders were really good.” Ancelotti, who said he had decided on his first-choice goalkeeper for the season, rued the mistake made by his team for Atletico’s equaliser. Koke’s corner was flicked in by Garcia, who was unmarked just yards from goal and in front of Iker Casillas. “We made a mistake on a dead-ball situation,” he said. “We did not cover the front post well and Iker had no chance to do anything in that situation because he had a player in front of him.”last_img read more

Jadon Sancho breaks 52-year old Bundesliga goal scoring record!

first_imgAdvertisement 5rr0wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsp0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8il2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 867y9Would you ever consider trying this?😱aa65jCan your students do this? 🌚1g7ae1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Jadon Sancho is just 19 years old and has done talismanic feats at Dortmund. A record set in 1967 has been broken by this young lad.Advertisement Aged just 19 years 151 days, Sancho has become the youngest player ever to hit 15 Bundesliga goals.Advertisement In doing so, he beat the previous record held by former West Germany international Horst Koppel – set in 1967 – by  34 days.Sancho found the net against Cologne in the second gameweek to secure this record.Advertisement With 39 goals in 58 matches for Dortmund in all competitions , Jadon Sancho is definitely lighting up the Bundesliga. England boss Gareth Southgate has been a keen admirer and Sancho has earned regular call ups to the National Team setup recently.Although United are clamouring for Sancho, Dortmund are set to give the youngster a 190,000 euro per week contract to ward off United’s interest. Advertisementlast_img read more

Jamboree event highlight of Terry Walgren Tournament

first_imgThe Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament attracted players and teams from throughout the Kootenay and Okanagan regions along with some participants from south of the 49th parallel. Part of the weekend was reserved for players under the age of 12 playing in a Jamboree style event.Host Nelson, with 21-plus players on the roster, entered a pair of teams into the Jamboree.During the Jamboree, there are no scores or points kept, just a lot of determination and skill by all players.The Jamboree event prepares the players for the Rep category, which youth soccer players enter for the next years.Some of the players on the Nelson squad included, Logan Martin, Joey Wall, Chase Colgur, Albie Drysdale, Van Keywood, Ryder Collins, Ethan Knight, Logan Wright, Ilya Sherstobitoff, Markus Rentke, Evan Ouchi, Amani Kaufmann, Yannick Holt-Lachance, Oliver Gyr, Charlie Morrison, Jacob De Zwart, Peyton Wilkinson, Tanner Jackson, Kaden White,  Emil Metcalfand Gabriel Makortoff.last_img read more

Eight of the most exciting Premier League players right now

first_img 8 Leroy Sane (Manchester City)Like Zaha, Sane can electrify and dazzle when running with the ball, while leaving defenders bamboozled. His skill and talent is extraordinary and he quite rightly won the PFA Young Player of the Year for his contribution to Manchester City’s scintillating season. Zaha is easily one of the most exciting players in the Premier League 8 8 Everything positive at Chelsea goes through Hazard and fans love him for it Someone from The FA should really try to buy Wilfried Zaha back from Ivory Coast. When that man is on the ball, anything can happen.Here, talkSPORT.com looks at the 25-year-old winger and other equally exciting and unpredictable Premier League players.Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)The Crystal Palace ace was largely responsible for keeping the Eagles in the Premier League last season. He just gets people excited and his new contract at Selhurst Park will only have been to ensure the club earn full whack for the player when he eventually moves to a bigger club. Oh how Man United fans probably wish they had a player like Zaha. Oh, wait… Eden Hazard (Chelsea)Anything good Chelsea do on the pitch usually comes from Eden Hazard. Technically, he’s one of the best players in the league and is just great to watch when dancing gracefully past defences and skipping over tackles designed to test the strength of his shin pads. 8 Sane’s displays won him the Young Player of the Year last season It only cost Brighton £3m to provide their fans with untold joy last season Heung-min Son (Tottenham)Spurs have talent across the pitch and Christian Eriksen is blessed with an abundance, but here’s a player full of energy. Son had a brilliant season last year where his fast, skilful approach have won him many fans, while his personality makes him a fan favourite at White Hart Lane. In 99 Premier League games, he has scored 30 goals and created 13. 8center_img Pascal Gross (Brighton)Don’t agree? Then you must not play Fantasy Football. When he has the ball, chances are going to be created. The German’s creative brain and sensational right foot largely helped keep Brighton in the Premier League and had everyone wondering: why did no one else spot this guy? He was a steal at £3m and created as many goals – eight – as Mesut Ozil did at Arsenal. Salah made history by setting a new record of 32 Premier League goals scored in a single season – breaking Alan Shearer’s 22-year-old record Ruben Neves (Wolves)Look at what happens when you put a Champions League player in the Championship. Neves was part of Wolves’ title winners last season and, since moving to England last summer, Neves has scored more league goals from outside of the box (seven) than he has had touches inside the opposition penalty box (three). Porto’s youngest ever captain has a habit of scoring screamers and he could play in central midfield for most teams. The 21-year-old began his Premier League career by scoring and creating a goal in the 2-2 draw with Everton. 8 Dejan Lovren (Liverpool)The guy may actually be a great defender – ask him and he’ll tell you. Following Croatia’s semi-final win against England, Lovren said the criticism he sometimes receives is unfair and that he should be respected more. “Without being arrogant I think I have [been proved to be one of the best defenders in the world]. Definitely.” He certainly had a good year when he played in the Champions League and World Cup final, but he still has that unpredictability about him. Ask any Liverpool fan to use one word when watching him play and you are likely to hear ‘eventful’, ‘erratic’ and ‘unpredictable’ among them. It’s never dull with Liverpool nor Lovren. Son’s flair and infectious personality has won him many fans 8 8 Ruben Neves is Champions League level player who spent last term in the Championship Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)‘Mo Salah, running down the wing,’ the Liverpool fans sing to the tune of ‘Sit Down’ by James. They love it when he is surging towards the opposition goal and, truth be told, so do other supporters, as long as it’s not their goal he is charging at. There’s simply no stopping him. Lovren has had his criticslast_img read more

Fitbit hit with lawsuit over haptic feedback patents

first_imgInternet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Curry How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Tags:#Fitbit#haptic#Immersion#patent#wearable Follow the Puckcenter_img Related Posts Fitbit has been hit with a lawsuit from Immersion, a developer of haptic feedback technology, claiming that the Alta HR and Charge 2 maker has infringed on its patents.Immersion asks for Fitbit to cease manufacturing of all infringing devices, which, we suspect, includes all fitness trackers currently on the market. Fitbit makes use of haptic feedback for notifications, breathing exercises, and touch control, found on all trackers.See Also: Apple drives wearables to $6 billion in first quarter sales“We are disappointed that Fitbit rejected our numerous attempts to negotiate a reasonable license for Fitbit’s products, but it is imperative that we protect our intellectual property both within the U.S. and through the distribution chain in China,” said Immersion CEO, Victor Viegas.It should be noted it is not the first time Immersion has taken a large tech company to court over haptic feedback technology. In 2016, it took Apple to court over its 3D Touch technology; some media outlets have labelled Immersion a patent troll.It has taken Motorola and Sony to court as well, over similar alleged infringements.Fitbit has been struggling to maintain its dominance in the wearable market, slipping to third in sales to Apple and Xiaomi in the first quarter of 2017. There have been rumors that the company is struggling to build a smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch, and may be looking at the health industry as a possible route to increase profits. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more