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Twitter to meet Manchester United over Paul Pogba racist abuse

first_img Reuters LondonAugust 21, 2019UPDATED: August 21, 2019 22:55 IST Paul Pogba was abused online after missing a penalty against Wolverhampton Wanderers. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTwitter representatives will meet Man United after their player Paul Pogba faced racial abuse onlinePogba was a target of online abuse after missing a penalty on MondayThe abuse suffered by Pogba was condemned by his team matesTwitter representatives will meet Manchester United and British anti-discriminatory body Kick It Out after the club’s midfielder Paul Pogba became the latest player to be subjected to online racist abuse, the social media company said on Wednesday.France international Pogba was a target of online abuse after he missed a penalty in Monday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.Chelsea boss Frank Lampard last week urged social media companies to take action after 21-year-old striker Tammy Abraham was targeted after the team’s UEFA Super Cup loss to Liverpool.”We have always maintained an open and healthy dialogue with our partners in this space, but we know we need to do more to protect our users,” Twitter said in a statement.”Racist behaviour has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it.””Over the next few weeks, Twitter representatives will meet with Manchester United, Kick It Out and any other civil society stakeholders interested in hearing about the proactive work Twitter is doing to address online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the UK.”The abuse suffered by Pogba was condemned by his team mates including Harry Maguire who urged social media companies to verify user accounts to prevent anonymous abuse of players.England women’s coach Phil Neville, a former United player, urged the soccer community to boycott social media for six months to send a message.A study released by Kick It Out said it received 159 reports of discrimination via social media in the English professional game last season.advertisementAlso Read | You attack him you attack us all: Manchester United condemn racial abuse of Paul PogbaAlso Read | Come off social media: Phil Neville’s advice to football community to combat racial abuseAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Paul PogbaFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Premier league Twitter to meet Manchester United over Paul Pogba racist abuseFrance international Paul Pogba was a target of online abuse after he missed a penalty in Monday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

IM inducts the man behind the essential software for block and sublevel

first_imgBeating Alun Phillips (RPM Global) into second place and the Caterpillar Minestar team into third, Tony Diering is the 2015 inductee in mining software into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame (Hatch the lead sponsor). Dr Diering has been involved in the development of mining applications for more than 30 years and is the pioneer behind Dassault Systèmes’ innovative block-caving GEOVIA PCBC and sub-level caving GEOVIA PCSLC software applications, which are used by the majority of the world’s mines employing these specialised mining methods.He began his career at SRK in Johannesburg, where he developed a number of stress analysis systems including two and three dimensional boundary and finite element analysis systems. At SRK, he was largely responsible for the development and initial marketing of DMIPS, a computerised mine planning system. Throughout his long-standing tenure with Gemcom Software International (acquired by Dassault Systèmes in 2012), Diering held several positions including Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Advanced Technologies. As the former Vice President, Block Caving, he played a central role in setting up Dassault Systèmes’ GEOVIA operations in South Africa in addition to overseeing the global development, marketing, training and consulting for both PCBC and PCSLC.It was in 1987 that he, in conjunction with Dr Dennis Laubscher (a previous inductee into the IM Technology Hall of Fame), developed the world renowned PCBC software while working for a premier diamond mine in South Africa. In 1994, once again with Laubscher, performed the first major implementation of PCBC for the Northparkes mine in Australia, prior to the opening of the mine’s first block cave section, which resulted in a proven product and very useful design tool for use in both operating mines and producing feasibility studies.To complement the PCBC software, Diering successfully developed the following applications for use with PCBC:Foot Print Finder enables a quick study of different footprints at different elevations, before a more detailed footprint with explicit draw points is set up in PCBCCave Management System (CMS) is a daily draw order production system that monitors daily actual tonnages and status per draw point, and uses this to produce daily draw orders that can be fed to an LHD dispatch systemLSQ is a least squares draw point sample analysis tool, which enables calibration of draw columns against actual measured sample grades.PCSLC is similar to PCBC, and is used by planning engineers for feasibility studies as well as for operating mines that use sublevel caving.Don’t forget to put your nominations in (to john@im-mining.com) for the 2016 inductions. There are 12 categories:1.Exploration2.Underground development3.Underground Production4.Surface mining5.Comminution6.Concentration7.Mining software8.Safety9.Bulk handling10.Metallurgy11.Environmental management and stewardship12.Outstanding innovator.last_img read more