Delhi government to open ‘Sports University’: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

first_imgDelhi government to open ‘Sports University’: Chief Minister Arvind KejriwalThe main aim of Sports University would be to groom the students who would excel in various sports in school, the government said.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 4, 2019UPDATED: October 4, 2019 10:41 IST Delhi government to open ‘Sports University’: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Representative Image)The Delhi government will open a “Sports University” in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here on Thursday.Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal, with his deputy Manish Sisodia by his side, said a bill in this regard was approved by the cabinet on Thursday and it would be sent to Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal for approval.After that, the bill would be tabled in the Assembly, he said.”Sports University” to come up in Delhi:The chief minister said the “Sports University” would come up on a 90-acre land in the Mundka area. According to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital, the Delhi Sports University (DSU) Bill grants the university the right to establish constituent schools and colleges.The main aim of the university would be to groom the students who would excel in various sports in school, the government said.The chief minister said earlier, a sportsperson used to be uncertain about his future just for the fact that if he was not able to establish a career in sports, he would just be called a school pass out.”A sportsperson would not get a job because every job requires at least a graduation degree to get through. The sports university will grant you a degree in sports such as cricket and hockey.””A passionate sportsperson can now devote all of his time to playing and excelling in sports,” he said.A sportsperson’s graduation, post-graduation and doctorate degrees will be in the subjects of sports, Kejriwal said, adding that he could show his degrees wherever required. Giving an example, Kejriwal said a sportsperson could also appear in the civil services examination because he would be considered a graduate after getting the degree.advertisementOpportunities in sports sector:Sisodia said most of the students had to compromise when it came to sports to keep up with their performance in the main subjects.”Some of the students I know are pursuing their graduation from SOL (School of Open Learning) to manage sports and studies both…the share of jobs under the sports quota is also limited.””We are hoping to eradicate that uncertainty from the minds of sportspersons,” the deputy chief minister said. The vice-chancellor of the university would be an experienced sportsperson, he added.Curriculum of the universityKejriwal said the curriculum of the university and the subjects were in the process of ideation and would be developed following further deliberations with experts.He said the DSU Bill defined the administrative and legal structure of the university. Several experts would be involved at various stages to design and give a definite structure to the curriculum of the courses, he added.Read: Sports university to come up in Punjab, admissions to begin from this dateRead: Playing recreational sports may boost your college grades: StudyRead: Here’s how sports and education work well togetherGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byApoorva Anand Tags :Follow Sports UniversityFollow sports university delhiFollow Arvind KejiriwalFollow Manish Sisoda Nextlast_img read more

Lundin Gold Fruta del Norte soft tunnelling completed development now in hard

first_imgLundin Gold Inc is pleased to announce that soft tunneling was completed in December 2017 and mine development is now into hard rock at its Fruta del Norte gold project in Ecuador. “Tunneling through soft clay was a significant risk factor to underground mine development due to the potential for ground failure. We were able to get through this challenging task, and the mine development is now advancing at a quicker pace,” said Ron Hochstein, President and CEO of Lundin Gold. “We are also ramping up other major projects, including the process plant and powerline.”The company transitioned from soft tunneling to hard rock tunneling in December 2017, working through 77 m of saprolite (soft clay) in the first decline and 69 m in the second. Drilling and blasting in hard rock commenced on December 7th in the first decline and December 17th in the second, and currently the advance in hard rock reached 100 m and 78 m, in the first and second declines, respectively.In October 2017, Lundin Gold awarded the long-lead time grinding equipment packages, including the SAG and ball mills (complete with motors) and the flotation and filtration packages to Outotec Chile SA. The gravity mill, CIL and detox tanks, and ADR plant and gold room packages were recently awarded to FLSmidth USA Inc. TelSmith Inc. will provide the crushing packages for both the process plant and aggregate quarry crushers. ABB Inc has been awarded switchgear and substation equipment and transformers packages.Most of the mobile mine equipment orders have been placed. Importadora Industrial Agricola SA/Caterpillar will provide the underground mine scooptrams and trucks, as well as the surface earthworks and quarry equipment. Orders for the mine jumbos and bolters are expected to be awarded this quarter.The EIA for the powerline received final approval at the end of 2017. Easement agreements have been reached with 91% of affected landholders, and the Company expects the remaining easements to be obtained this quarter. Detailed engineering and procurement is well underway, and the engineering, procurement and construction contractor is on track to begin building the powerline this quarter.Regardless of difficult ground conditions, site earthworks are on schedule. Earthworks on the process plant is 13% complete with concrete mill foundations planned to start this quarter.The North Access Road is progressing well, and 32% of the road has been built. A second earthworks contractor was mobilised at El Pindal, where the North Access Road will link to the national highway system. Approximately 6 km needs to be built to connect the North Access Road from either side.All other construction disciplines are actively working on the 1,000-person construction camp which is nearing completion, with over 60% of the units currently available for occupancy. Combined with the existing camp, there are more than 1,200 beds available. During the last month, approximately 800 people were at site, including contractors.last_img read more