Nerkonda Paarvai: Ajith’s new look from Pink Tamil remake leaked. See pic

first_imgNerkonda Paarvai: Ajith’s new look from Pink Tamil remake leaked. See picIt looks like Ajith will be seen in two different avatars in Nerkonda Paarvai, which is the Tamil remake of Hindi film Pink. India Today Web Desk ChennaiMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 14:31 IST Different looks of Ajith in Nerkonda PaarvaiIn the first-look poster of Nerkonda Paarvai, Ajith was seen sporting his grey hair and dense beard. But it seems like he has another look in the film as H Vinoth has made several changes to the script of Pink to make it suitable for the Tamil audience and Ajith fans.The new look of Ajith from the film has been leaked online. Few pictures from the sets have gone viral on social media. Ajith looks younger in the stills in comparison to his look from the first-look poster.Here are the tweets from Thala fans:#NerkondaPaarvai shooting spot #ThalaAjith stills too looks ahhh ?? But #thala looking mass and class this simplicity is having a millions of fans (@cinemaWoodscom) March 27, 2019Exclusive Pic Of THALA AJITH From #NerkondaPaarvai Shooting Spot..Super Cool THALA FANS CLUB (@ThalaFCTeam) March 27, 2019This new look of Ajith could be part of a flashback portion, which might also feature Vidya Balan. In the original version, Amitabh didn’t have a pair, but H Vinoth seems to have added a new character to the script.Boney Kapoor has confirmed that the film will release on August 10, and he will start another project with Ajith, which will also be directed by H Vinoth.#Thala #Ajith ‘s #NerkondaPaarvai to release on August 10th.. On a Saturday..Aug 12th Monday is Bakrid holiday..Aug 15th Thursday is Independence day holiday..So Aug 10th to Aug 18th is a good 9 day extended week of holiday period to release#NerkondapaarvaifromAug10advertisementRamesh Bala (@rameshlaus) March 25, 2019Boney had earlier said that it was Sridevi’s wish to produce a quality movie in Tamil. Ajith and Sridevi had discussed about collaborating for a Tamil film while shooting for English Vinglish, in which Thala played a cameo.Nerkonda Paarvai also stars Shraddha Srinath, TV news anchor-turned-actor Rangaraj Panday and Adhik Ravichander. The music for the film will be composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.ALSO READ | Viswasam Movie Review: Ajith and Nayanthara are excellent in wasted opportunityALSO WATCH: Veteran actor Kader Khan dies at 81 after prolonged illnessGet 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 byP Kirubhakar Tags :Follow Ajithlast_img read more

Dementia Strategy Advisory Committee Members Named

first_imgMembers of an advisory committee have been chosen to help develop the province’s first comprehensive strategy for people with dementia and their families. The members include a Nova Scotian who is living with dementia, a family caregiver, service providers, and health-care professionals. “This is an important step towards our goal to enhance delivery of dementia care and treatment in this province,” said Health and Wellness minister Leo Glavine. “The dementia strategy will make the best use of support for those living with dementia, as well as their families and caregivers.” Lloyd Brown, executive director of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, and Ruby Knowles, executive director of Continuing Care at the Department of Health and Wellness, are the committee co-chairs. Other committee members named today are: Dr. Melissa Andrew, geriatrician, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Angus Campbell, executive director, Caregivers Nova Scotia Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy, clinical academic director, Geriatric Psychiatry and Seniors Mental Health Program, QEII Health Sciences Centre Janice Chalmers, registered nurse, Northwood Home Care, Halifax Krista Connell, CEO, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Sharon Davis-Murdoch, special advisor on Diversity and Social Inclusion, Department of Health and Wellness Heather Fifield, member at large Rev. Faye Forbes, member at large who is living with dementia Patricia Harrington, manager, Continuing Care, Cumberland Health Authority Lorna MacPherson, director, Services for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Community Services Brenda Nicholson, director of resident care, Alderwood Nursing Home, Baddeck Tony Prime, co-ordinator, Adult Mental Health, Mental Health, Children’s Services and Addictions, Department of Health and Wellness Dr. Celina White, chair, Nova Scotia Physician Recruitment and Retention Action Team, Amherst Faizal Nanji, Department of Seniors Bill VanGorder, Group of IX “We’re off to a great start,” said Mr. Brown. “With the advisory committee in place, we are well-positioned to produce a meaningful strategy that will support persons with the disease and their care-givers.” The dementia strategy, which was announced in January, aims to improve timely access to services, provide support for caregivers, and ensure people affected by dementia can remain independent for as long as possible. Nova Scotia has the oldest population per capita in the country. Each month, about 1,000 Nova Scotians turn 65. As of July 1, 2013, Statistics Canada reports 166,519 Nova Scotians or 17.7 per cent of the province’s total population are 65 or older. The provincial dementia strategy will be delivered to the minister next spring.last_img read more

Vale presses ahead with Voiseys Bay underground after making 75 cobalt sales

first_imgVale informs that it has concluded separate agreements with Wheaton Precious Metals Corp (Wheaton) and with Cobalt 27 Capital Corp to sell an aggregate total of 75% cobalt stream with reference to the cobalt by-product to be delivered from January 1st, 2021, which encompasses the ramp-down from the existing Voisey’s Bay mine (Voisey’s Bay) and from the Voisey’s Bay underground mine expansion project (VBME), for a total upfront payment of $690 million plus additional payments of 20%, on average, of cobalt prices upon delivery.The streaming deal enables development of VBME, Vale’s first significant investment announcement in recent years. The transaction substantially improves the financial returns on invested capital of VBME to more than 35%/y at market consensus prices. It is aligned with Vale’s rigorous capital allocation process in which projects must be capable to generate returns at current price levels, instead of depending upon future price expectations.The upfront payment of $690 million will be paid in its entirety upon closing of the transaction with $390 million to be paid by Wheaton and $300 million to be paid by Cobalt 27, and it is equivalent to 40% of the estimated VBME nominal capex of $1.7 billion.Vale remains exposed to approximately 40% of future cobalt production from Voisey’s Bay, through Vale’s retained interest in 25% of cobalt production and the approximately 20% additional payments on the 75% cobalt stream. The cobalt stream is consistent with Vale’s strategy to preserve optionality in nickel, a key input into electric vehicles. VBME will extend the mine life of Voisey’s Bay, granting Vale access to nickel, copper and cobalt reserves and, thus, increasing to an estimated annual production of around 45,000 t of nickel, on average, about 20,000 t of copper and about 2,600 t of cobalt, in total. In order to secure a smooth transition from the open pit to the underground mine, nickel production from Voisey’s Bay mine will be maintained at 38,000 t/y from 2018 to 2020, ramping up to 45-50,000 t/y of nickel contained in concentrate from 2024 onwards.Through the streaming transactions Cobalt 27 and Wheaton are entitled to an amount of finished cobalt equivalent to a percentage of the cobalt by-products from VBME and, thus, share the production and geological risks after development and ramp-up, both on the upside and on the downside. As the underground mine is undeveloped, Vale granted a completion guarantee in relation to the VBME project, to be measured by the throughput rate from the underground mine in 2025. The completion guarantee is under Vale’s control, given that licenses, contractors and suppliers have been secured for developing the VBME project. The transaction unlocks important EV optionality for Vale and is consistent with Vale’s rigorous discipline of capital allocation, as it reduces the financial risks of the VBME project.Voisey’s Bay mine, located in Labrador, Canada, has been in production since 2005 and has produced over 600,000 t of nickel, 400,000 t of copper concentrate, and 12,000 t of cobalt. Copper concentrate is sold on the open market, while nickel concentrate is transported to the Long Harbour Processing Plant. Voisey’s Bay mine is one of the most competitive nickel operations globally, being recognised for its safety records and cash costs in the bottom half of the industry cost curve. Current open pit mining in the Ovoid deposit is expected to continue until 2022.Exploration around the Ovoid Deposit identified two major deposits (Reid Brook and Eastern Deeps) located from 200 m to 900 m underground. A feasibility study was completed in early 2015 to expand Voisey’s Bay operations underground to mine both deposits via two decline and ramp systems and the project was approved in July 2015 by Vale’s Board of Directors, with installation licenses already obtained. Due to difficult market conditions in recent years, the project was put on hold; now Vale has announced it will restart substantive work on the project allowing for a significant increase in Vale’s exposure to the EV market. The project extends Voisey’s Bay mine life from 2023 to 2034.“By unlocking the value of the cobalt by-product at Voisey’s Bay through this streaming deal, Vale has found a way to resume substantive work on the underground project in Voisey’s Bay and support the market’s increasing demand for nickel, copper and cobalt, as well as uphold its commitment to the Government, our Indigenous stakeholders and the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada”, commented Eduardo Bartolomeo, Executive Officer for Base Metals.The scope of the project includes: (i) underground development to access the two deposits; (ii) fresh and return air fans; (iii) increased power generation and fuel storage; (iv) expansion to accommodations, offices, warehousing and maintenance shops; (v) upgrades to water and sewage treatment facilities; and (vi) paste backfill and shotcrete plants. As a brownfield project, the mine expansion will use the existing concentrator, port and support facilities, as well as the Long Harbour Processing Plant, leading to reduced implementation risks. The total capital expenditures are estimated at approximately $1.7 billion: $100-150 million in 2018, $300-350 million in 2019, $450-500 million in 2020 and 2021, $150-200 million in 2022 and less than $50 million in 2023. The first full year of underground production is expected to be 2021, when current open pit mining begins to ramp down.During 2021 and 2022, the Ovoid open pit is expected to produce an average of approximately 800 t/y of refined cobalt, at average grade of 0.08% cobalt. During the initial ramp-up period of four years, commencing in 2021, VBME is expected to produce an average of approximately 1,800 t/y of refined cobalt, at average grades of 0.15% cobalt. When operating at full scale, from 2025 to 2033, the underground mine is expected to produce an average of 2,600 t/y of refined cobalt, at average grade of 0.13% cobalt.Voisey’s Bay has total estimated mineral reserves of 32.4 Mt with a nickel grade of 2.13% and a cobalt grade of 0.13%. The open pit reserves and resources consist of the Main Ovoid, the Mini Ovoid and the SE Extension. The underground reserves and resources consist of Reid Brook and Eastern Deeps. Of the total estimated mineral reserves, the underground reserves contain 23.6 Mt with a nickel grade of 2.17% and cobalt grade of 0.14%.last_img read more