a month agoPerez: Everton more likely to buy Propper than Ajax

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Perez: Everton more likely to buy Propper than Ajaxby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Ajax striker Kenneth Perez could see his old club being interested in Brighton midfielder Davy Propper.However, Perez says Ajax would not have the spending power to convince Brighton to sell.”Do you really think they could just pick up a boy like that?” quizzed Perez on FOX Sports.”He played one year in the Premier League at Brighton (in fact two years). He did very well.”What would Brighton not ask for him?”He had a good year at Brighton. There is a good chance that another English club would also be interested. For example, Everton laughs and pays thirty, forty, fifty million euros for a domestic transfer.” last_img read more

‘I just want to play football’ – Sancho keen on Dortmund stay

first_imgJadon Sancho has admitted that he has no plans to leave Borussia Dortmund any time soon amid speculation that he would make a swift return to England.The 18-year-old has hit the ground running since his arrival in Germany, lighting up the Bundesliga with his quick feet and trickery as well as scoring seven goals and providing 10 assists for his new team-mates across all competitions.The youngster’s success with Dortmund led to an England call-up for the starlet, leading many fans to wonder how quickly a Premier League side would move for his services. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? For Sancho, though, he is right where he needs to be, learning the language, culture and footballing style of a new country as he continues his rapid progression.Asked by reporters if he plans to stay in the Bundesliga, he said: “I will. I just want to play football and I’m getting that opportunity here. I’m happy right now.“[The language barrier] worried me quite a lot, but when I came and everyone started speaking English I got more comfortable. My German isn’t the best but I’m learning, I have to learn.“I’ve adapted really well. Obviously when I first came it was a bit difficult because I’m not around the corner from my house. But my family have helped me with that – and the club also.Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund 2018-19“Going abroad wasn’t really a big deal. Since I was young I’ve always been away from home so I was comfortable. I thought ‘why not Germany?’ and look what’s happened now.“There were some people that said they weren’t really sure because it’s a big step moving away from home and everyone that I’m close to but I think it’s worked out really well.”Sitting at the top of the Bundesliga, four points ahead of Bayern Munich, Lucien Favre’s side continue to produce good results on a consistent basis and have fans dreaming of their first league title since 2011-12.Despite the gap, however, Sancho is keen not to slow down, knowing that taking their foot off the gas could see Bayern swiftly take advantage.“My aim for the second half of the season is just to maintain and try to get points because we know Bayern are right behind us and other teams are looking to take points off us,” he said.“We just need to keep on working hard. Obviously last season wasn’t the best season for us so we knew that this season we had to prove a point to our fans.“It was a stage that we just weren’t at our best – now we are and we’re top of the league. Everyone gives their best – we fight til the end.”last_img read more

Odfjell to Acquire CTGs Five Stainless Steel Newbuildings

first_imgzoom Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell has signed a Term Sheet with Chemical Transportation Group (CTG) to purchase the last five stainless steel newbuildings.The ships are a part of a newbuilding order of ten 25,000 dwt vessels with 24 stainless steel tanks, under construction at Chinese shipbuilder AVIC Dingheng.With these additions, Odfjell and CTG will form a pool with fifteen 25,000 dwt chemical tankers. CTG will continue to own the quintet, which will be placed in the pool commercially managed by Odfjell Tankers AS.The company said that it will pay a price of USD 40 million per vessel upon delivery from yard. The vessels are scheduled to be handed over during a period from June 2017 through May 2018.Ships that will remain under CTG ownership will enter the pool as soon as existing pool agreements and charters expire in the coming 6-12 months.“This transaction will be in line with our strategy ‘the Odfjell Compass’ and will complete most of our current tonnage ambitions. It will, together with other recent tonnage initiatives, ensure that Odfjell can continue to offer competitive and efficient service to our customers,” Kristian Mørch, CEO of Odfjell SE, said.The transaction is subject to final negotiations and execution of definitive documentation and customary closing conditions.last_img read more

USCanada friendship will stand test of time Trump envoy tells July 4th

first_imgOTTAWA – U.S. President Donald Trump’s envoy to Canada told guests at her cosier-than-usual Fourth of July party in Ottawa on Wednesday night that the countries’ strained relationship will overcome the tough times.Ambassador Kelly Craft delivered the message with the U.S. and Canada locked in an unprecedented trade dispute.She made the acknowledgment to hundreds of partygoers, who listened as they sipped cocktails and ate shrimp on the sweeping front lawn of her official residence.“Canada and the United States have an enduring partnership that I am confident will stand the test of time — and believe me, these are testing times,” Craft told the crowd, which experienced attendees of the annual gathering described as far smaller than past years.Craft, who was hosting her first Fourth of July party as ambassador, also quoted former U.S. president Thomas Jefferson in her remarks to drive home her message.“I have never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy as a cause for withdrawing from a friend,” she said.Then she added: “By your presence here tonight, I would assert that we all agree with Jefferson on that fundamental point of friendship.”With the relationship at a low point, some notable Canadians publicly announced before the event that they would steer clear of the Fourth of July party out of principle.In past years, the annual Independence Day bash has been the talk of the town, with a guest list that grew to include more than 4,000 people under former ambassador and Barack Obama appointee Bruce Heyman.Under successor Craft, however — named to the post by Trump — the guest list has been trimmed to an estimated 1,000 people.Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and interim Ontario Liberal leader John Fraser were among those who gave the event a pass, citing trade tensions and ongoing concerns with the Trump administration.Watson, who usually attends the party, sent his regrets this year, saying he’s unhappy about the “constant attacks on our country.”A spokesman for Singh said the NDP leader was invited, but won’t be attending as a show of protest against U.S. policies on trade and immigration.“While he will not be attending the July 4th celebrations, Mr. Singh knows that it will take more than symbolic gestures to successfully pressure the Trump administration,” James Smith said in an email.Still, the ongoing trade fight — which has already seen the countries exchange tit-for-tat tariffs — didn’t stop some Canadian politicians from attending the event.Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Ottawa-area MP Andrew Leslie, the government’s parliamentary secretary for U.S.-Canada relations, were present.“There are tensions, of course,” Leslie said before Craft’s short speech.“The important thing is to lower the temperature, engage in dialogue. It’s always better to talk than not.”Leslie also referred to another problem area in the relationship — the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.He said he hoped the Americans would resume NAFTA talks because Canada is ready to get back to the table.Leslie also expressed his respect for Craft, whom he added has a “really tough job.”Asked about the high-profile people who declined to attend, Leslie said: “The great news is that we can live in a country where people can make such choices to either or not attend a social function.”A former Canadian ambassador to the U.S., who was directly involved in negotiations for the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA, said he doesn’t go to many functions anymore — but he decided to make a point of attending this year’s party after he heard that some people planned to avoid it.“I’m not here with a Make America Great hat on my head, I’m just here because we’re celebrating the anniversary of our neighbour in a neighbourly way,” Derek Burney said at the event as he raised his voice to be heard over the sound of country music from a nearby speaker.“For people to get an invitation and make a spectacle out of not coming, to me that’s a cheap shot. That’s a schoolyard tactic for elementary school.”The event’s start time was also pushed back to make it more cocktail party than picnic, said Sarah Goldfeder, a principal at Earnscliffe in Ottawa and former special assistant to two U.S. ambassadors.Before the event, Goldfeder said she didn’t think the boycotts would affect the feel of the party at all.“There are a handful of people who have decided to make this a comment on the Canada-U.S. relationship and that’s fair,” she said.“They’re all in good, safe places to make that comment, but it’s for their purposes. I don’t think anyone realistically has an expectation that that’s something the U.S. administration — especially this one — would be all that impressed by.”Communications staff at the U.S. embassy did not respond to a request for comment about the party or the boycott.In Ireland, where several Irish MPs have made a show of boycotting the Fourth of July party in Dublin, the senior U.S. official at the embassy there suggested such a move was counterproductive.“Everybody has the right to express themselves and how they do it, but I’m a firm believer in dialogue,” said Reece Smyth, the deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Dublin, which hasn’t had an ambassador since Trump took office in January 2017.“Even when we disagree, I think the dialogue needs to continue as that is the only way we can come to an agreement,” Smyth told the Irish Times newspaper.Back in Ottawa, as festivities were underway, Craft recommended a remedy for the bilateral differences between Canada and the U.S.“I’m going to let you in on a little bit of a secret, however, that this is one test that gets a lot easier with a sip of some good ol’ Kentucky bourbon,” she joked to the crowd.“So let’s raise a glass to what is genuinely a wonderful relationship.”Kentucky bourbon is among the dozens of consumer products that have been slapped with tariffs by Ottawa as part of its retaliation for U.S. duties on Canadian steel and aluminum.last_img read more

Refugees from DR Congos Equateur province stream home – UN agency

Thanks to increased boat trips across the Oubangui river, more than 16,000 refugees have returned to their home districts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Equateur province in the country’s northwest so far this year, the United Nations refugee agency has reported.This figure represents almost many as returned in the three previous years combined, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which is preparing to phase out its assisted voluntary repatriation to Equateur by the middle of next year. UNHCR officials said the increase was possible because the agency had stepped up river return trips and was now taking people to two destinations simultaneously – Buburu and Imese.This year’s total return figure is expected to reach around 18,000, compared to just under 2,000 in 2004 when the programme started. Almost all of the returnees are coming from the Republic of Congo. “Even by African standards the return area is extremely remote,” said UNHCR Regional Representative Eusebe Hounsokou, while watching returnees board boats at the Republic of Congo town of Impfondo on the northern bank of the Oubangui river, which forms a natural boundary between the two Congos. From 1997-2002, Equateur province was torn by fighting between government troops and the rebel Congolese Liberation Movement which caused more than 60,000 Congolese to flee across the river. Peace has returned to the area and the military forces have been withdrawn from refugee return areas. The refugee agency has also used specially made wooden river boats called “balenaires” during repatriation. These long, thin vessels carry only 50 people each but are easier to navigate along the Oubangui and have helped boost return figures. “Repatriation numbers to Equateur province have peaked because we were able to run four repatriation boat convoys per week to two destinations in parallel, with up to 1,000 returnees per week,” said Ben Diallo, UNHCR’s head of office in Impfondo. Those returning still face hardship in an area lacking infrastructure and basic services, warned UNHCR, which conducts medical screening, vaccinates children against measles, and helps to rehabilitate health centres and schools while supporting income-generation projects in return areas. Since 2004, more than 136,000 Congolese refugees have repatriated to the DRC, mainly to South Kivu (59,000), Equateur (36,000) and Katanga (35,000) provinces. The majority have come back with UNHCR assistance. Some 310,000 Congolese refugees remain in countries like Tanzania (101,000), Zambia (56,000), Rwanda (45,000) and the Republic of the Congo (31,000). Fighting in the vast DRC’s North Kivu region has recently driven tens of thousands of others into Uganda. 25 October 2007Thanks to increased boat trips across the Oubangui river, more than 16,000 refugees have returned to their home districts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Equateur province in the country’s northwest so far this year, the United Nations refugee agency has reported. read more

UN meeting ends with call for increased agricultural investment for rural poor

15 February 2008The annual meeting of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has wrapped up with participants issuing a call for stepped-up investment to help poor rural farmers. At the two-day IFAD Governing Council meeting in Rome, delegates from the agency’s 164 Member States recognized the impact of climate change and soaring food prices on poverty-stricken smallholders in developing countries.Attendees suggested measures to ease the burden on the rural poor, including reducing transportation costs, establishing safety nets for those who purchase more food than they grow and increasing productivity through research and micro-credit programmes.“The major donor countries have not yet fully realized that the root cause of many social ills – youth unemployment, migration, urban slums and immigration, stem from the lack of investment in rural space,” IFAD President Lennart Båge told reporters.He appealed for more fund to support agriculture, since the vast majority of the world’s poorest reside in rural areas. Currently, only 3 per cent of all international aid is directed towards farming. read more

One year after hunger crisis in Niger UNICEF urges help for Sahels

“The international community must mobilize both politically and financially, to fight against poverty and child malnutrition in the region of the Sahel,” the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Esther Guluma, said in a statement released in the capital, Niamey. Ms. Guluma, who recently visited Burkina Faso and Niger, said she saw firsthand how precarious the nutritional status of children is in the Sahel region, calling the situation for all the countries in the region alarming. Malnutrition in children under five years old is above critical levels, while acute malnutrition is 10 per cent in Mali, 11 per cent in Chad, 12 per cent in Mauritania, 14 per cent in Niger and 19 per cent in Burkina Faso.

Business report Dow Jones sees big gain on Monday

by News Staff Posted May 13, 2014 5:35 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wall Street starts the day at yet another milestone level with the Dow Jones hitting back-to-back records, 680News senior business Mike Eppel explains. Business report: Dow Jones sees big gain on Monday business report|dow jones|markets|wall street

Brady Gronk active for Patriots game against Jets

Tom Brady is starting at quarterback for the New England Patriots on Sunday after he had been listed as questionable for their game against the Jets with an illness and a sore knee.Brady enters the game needing 147 yards to pass Peyton Manning’s career mark of 79,279 in both regular-season and playoff games. He will also set the NFL record for overall touchdown throws with four, which would give him one more than Manning (579).Brady also have his favourite target back as tight end Rob Gronkowski will be active after he missed the last two games with ankle and back injuries. Running back Sony Michel is also available after he was limited in practice with a knee injury.The Jets get wide receiver Robby Anderson back after he missed New York’s last game two weeks ago with an ankle injury. Left guard James Carpenter is out with a shoulder injury, missing a game for the first time since 2014 when he was with Seattle.New York starting safety Marcus Maye is also sidelined with shoulder and thumb injuries.Meanwhile, two of the league’s top wide receivers are inactive with Bengals star A.J. Green out for the third straight game with a toe injury and the Panthers’ Devin Funchess out with a back injury.The Panthers did catch a break with veteran wide receiver Torrey Smith returning from a four-week absence due to a knee injury, while the Seahawks will have their top wide receiver active after Doug Baldwin had been called a game-time decision by coach Pete Carroll because of a groin injury.Cincinnati is also missing let tackle Cordy Glenn for its game against the Browns.Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is inactive due to a back injury, and will miss his first trip back to Buffalo since the Bills traded him to Jacksonville last season.Dareus was on the field wearing a suit about 2 1/2 hours before kickoff. He eventually made his way to the Bills bench, where Dareus greeted former teammate Kyle Williams with a bear-hug and lifted Williams off the ground. Abry Jones will start in Dareus’ place.Jacksonville’s Ereck Flowers will start at left tackle in place of Josh Walker, who will miss his second game with injuries to his foot and ankle.Bills tight end Charles Clay will miss his second game due to a hamstring injury, while rookie Wyatt Teller will start his second consecutive game at left guard in place of Vladimir Ducasse.Lamar Jackson is starting again for Baltimore in place of injured quarterback Joe Flacco, while running back Alex Collins is inactive for the Ravens’ game against Oakland with a foot injury.Here are the inactives for Sunday’s games:NEW ENGLAND-NEW YORK JETSPatriots: TE Dwayne Allen, S Nate Ebner, DL Keionta Davis, OL Matt Tobin, DB Duke Dawson, DE Derek Rivers, OL James FerentzJets: QB Sam Darnold, LG James Carpenter, WR Deontay Burnett, S Marcus Maye, WR Rishard Matthews, CB Derrick Jones, OLB Jeremiah AttaochuNEW YORK GIANTS-PHILADELPHIAGiants: DE Kerry Wynn, QB Kyle Lauletta, DB Tony Lippett, S Kamrin Moore, C Evan Brown, WR Jawill Davis, DT John JenkinsEagles: LB Jordan Hicks, CB Sidney Jones, CB Avonte Maddox, CB Jalen Mills, G Matt Pryor, RB Darren Sproles, QB Nate SudfeldOAKLAND-BALTIMORERaiders: DE Fadol Brown, WR Martavis Bryant, CB Leon Hall, G/T Denver Kirkland, LB Emmanuel Lamur, T Justin Murray, OL Ian SilbermanRavens: QB Joe Flacco, RB Alex Collins, WR Jordan Lasley, LB Tim Williams, CB Tavon Young, G/T James Hurst, DT Zach SeilerCLEVELAND-CINCINNATIBrowns: QB Drew Stanton, WR Da’Mari Scottj, DB Juston Burris, OL Desmond Harrison, TE Pharaoh Brown, DL Chad Thomas, DL Carl DavisBengals: WR A.J. Green, LT Cordy Glenn, WR Josh Malone, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, LB Nick Vigil, DL Christian Ringo, DL Kasim EdebaliSEATTLE-CAROLINASeahawks: RB C.J. Prosise, C Joey Hunt, G Jordan Simmons, DE Branden Jackson, DT Poona Ford, LB K.J. Wright, CB Kalan ReedPanthers: WR Devin Funchess, RB Kenjon Barner, G Amini Silatolu, G Brendan Mahon, DE Efe Obada, RB Travaris Cadet, LB Andre SmithJACKSONVILLE-BUFFALOJaguars: DT Marcell Dareus, WR DJ Clark Jr., CB Quenton Meeks, DE Lerentee McCray, OL Josh Walker, OL Corey Robinson, OL RB Dave WilliamsBills: QB Derek Anderson, WR Ray-Ray McCloud, CB Ryan Lewis, TE Charles Clay, OL Vladimir Ducasse, OL Ike Boettger, OL Conor McDermottSAN FRANCISCO-TAMPA BAY49ers: LB Reuben Foster, WR Pierre Garcon, G Joshua Garnett, WR Marquise Goodwin, RB Alfred Morris, T Shon Coleman, D.J. JonesBuccaneers: QB Ryan Griffin, LB Lavonte David, S Justin Evans, CB M.J. Stewart, RB Ronald Jones II, S Godwin Igwebuike, DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on Ohio State They pose a lot of

Iowa running back Mark Weisman (45) rushes down the field during a game agianst Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium Sept. 28. Iowa won, 23-7.Credit: Courtesy of MCTThrough its first six games, Iowa (4-2, 1-1) is the only member of the 125-team Football Bowl Subdivision who has not allowed a rushing touchdown yet this season. Ohio State’s 11th ranked rushing attack plans to put the Hawkeyes’ streak to the test.The chance to be the first team to reach the end zone on the ground against Iowa this season is “definitely an incentive” for the Buckeye offense, redshirt-senior center Corey Linsley said.“Coaches don’t need to say too much. They just put a piece a paper on our desk and say, ‘They haven’t allowed a rushing touchdown,’ and we kind of get it,” Linsley said.Iowa has one of the nation’s best defenses, ranking ninth nationally in total defense with an average of 290 yards allowed per game.“They’re in the top 10 in America and our kids know that,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said of the Iowa defense. “We’re working really hard. They’re good. They’re really sound.”Linsley said the matchup with Iowa’s defensive line will be the toughest opposition the OSU offensive line has faced all season.“They’re physical, they’re tough, they’re big,” Linsley said. “In terms of toughness, in terms of things that we preach and the values that we take, hold to, that’s what they’re about as well on the defensive line.”Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said he thinks the OSU offensive line will challenge the Hawkeye defense.“It’s going to be a tough matchup for us,” Ferentz said. “They look good. They’re big, tall, imposing guys. They look like an NFL line, and they (are) extremely well-coached.”Overall, Ferentz said OSU’s scoring offense, which ranks sixth in the FBS with an average of 46.8 points per game, is “extremely talented.”“Look at their offense, pick a position and try to find a weakness,” Ferentz said. “Good luck on that one.”The Hawkeyes are going to have to be prepared for numerous running threats from the OSU offense to keep their streak alive.Senior running back Carlos Hyde is expected to lead the Buckeyes’ rushing attack Saturday after rushing for 168 yards and three touchdowns against Northwestern Oct. 5.Additionally, senior running back Jordan Hall, who leads the Buckeyes with 69 rushing attempts, 427 rushing yards and eight touchdowns this season, is expected to be back on the field Saturday, Meyer said, after missing the game against Northwestern with a joint issue in his knee.“His first way of assisting the team will be on special teams and then he can certainly complement Carlos and be also involved in third downs,” Meyer said of Hall.As a passer, junior quarterback Braxton Miller has completed 49 of 75 passing attempts for 609 yards and six touchdowns with two interceptions this season. His ability to make plays passing the ball will make it tougher for the Hawkeyes to defend the run, Ferentz said.“They pose a lot of problems in a lot of different areas,” Ferentz said. “They can throw it very effectively … (Miller is) a great running threat, as is (Hyde) … It makes it tough to play defense. You can’t really tilt your team one way or the other.”Ferentz said he would like the game to be low-scoring but realizes other teams have been unsuccessful in keeping games that way against OSU.“I’m not a great fan of getting in shootouts any time,” Ferentz said. “I mean if we had a lopsided lead, that’d be OK, I wouldn’t mind that, but not many teams have done that to Ohio State in recent history. Trying to contain their offense, that’s going to be quite a challenge.”Linsley said it will be important for the OSU offense, who has outscored its opponents 126 to 28 in the first quarter this season, to control the tempo of the game from the beginning.“We’ve got to score right off the bat, and then after that, we got to manage the clock by running the football,” Linsley said.While OSU is trying to end Iowa’s six-game streak of not allowing a rushing touchdown, the Hawkeyes will be trying to end a streak that dates back to the start of the 2012 season. The Buckeyes have won all 18 of its games with Meyer as coach, and hold the nation’s longest winning streak.“They’re approaching 20 straight wins and you don’t do that by accident,” Ferentz said. “It takes more than just having good players … they’ve been very, very consistent. If you look at the rate they’re scoring points and they’re moving the football, that doesn’t happen by accident either.”Part of the challenge in Iowa’s effort to end OSU’s win streak will be the Buckeye defense, which ranks 15th nationally with an average of 326.2 yards allowed per game and 24th in the FBS with 19.2 points allowed per game.“We look across, we see a team that’s very, very talented,” Ferentz said. “That includes their defense. They got phenomenally gifted athletes on the back end, I think they’re playing well and certainly that’s the case with the guys up front too … it’s hard to find a weak spot on their football team.”Iowa’s rushing attack is led by junior Mark Weisman, who has rushed for 624 yards and three touchdowns on 126 attempts this season, and ranks 32nd nationally in yards per game. Weisman said that going against the Buckeye defense is going to be tough.“They have a great defensive line, great linebackers, good secondary,” Weisman said. “They’ve pretty much stopped every rushing attack this year, so it’s going to be a real tough challenge for us.”Another challenge OSU could present to Iowa is the environment of Ohio Stadium, where Saturday’s game is scheduled to be played at 3:30 p.m.“The ‘Shoe is just by nature, it’s one of the tighter, louder places I think in our conference,” Ferentz said. “We’ve been on the road a couple times this year … but we haven’t been in an environment like the one we’re going to be in Saturday and against an opponent like this, so that’s going to be another degree of difficulty.”If the Buckeyes extend their win streak to 19 games Saturday, they would tie the 2002-03 Buckeyes for the second-longest winning streak in school history. read more

Latest International Mining Project News published

first_imgNewmont expands Tanami gold in Australia, Guyana Goldfields’ Aurora starts production and EMED Mining becomes Atalaya Mining as it nears production in Spain. Tungsten Mining has agreed terms for the acquisition of the Australian tungsten exploration assets of Hazelwood Resources, comprising the Mt Mulgine and Big Hill tungsten assets. Atherton Resources and Auctus Chillagoe confirm that Kagara Ltd (in liquidation) and Mungana Pty Ltd (in liquidation) have accepted the on-market takeover offer from Auctus Chillagoe and sold all of their shares in Atherton to Auctus. Shougang Hierro Peru is expanding operations, as is Tiger Resources in the DRC, and much more news of important projects in this 50-page report. This fortnightly update review of project activity around the world is available by subscription from International Mining. Contact emma@im-mining.com for more details.The following are some more of the highlights – with much more detail on each in the actual report.Moving to feasibilityMajor potash project for UK – The Decision Notice from the North York Moors National Park Authority, which formally grants planning permission for the Sirius Minerals’ mine and mineral transport system application, has been issued by and is now with the company. The receipt of the Decision Notice is the formalisation of a major milestone for Sirius Minerals and is the conclusion of over four years’ work in the planning process. Throughout this time the project, which is expected to create over 1,000 jobs at full production, has enjoyed wide ranging support from business groups, parish councils, the local community, education providers, MPs, local enterprise partnerships and tourism groups.Tin in the DRC – Alphamin Resources is in advanced negotiations with the Industrial Development Corp (IDC), a development finance institution owned by the South African government, for equity funding. The investment, if concluded, would be made in the company’s subsidiary, Alphamin Bisie Mining, with the proceeds to be used for the completion of a feasibility study on the Bisie tin prospect located in east central DRC.Rare Earths in Tanzania – Peak Resources has registered the Ngualla rare earth project with the National Environmental Management Council in Tanzania. This represents a key milestone in ommencing the formal permitting process for the project. Early in 2015 Peak appointed environmental consultants Align Environment and Risk and Paulsam Geo-engineering Co. Paulsam is a well-respected Tanzanian firm with extensive experience with conducting Environmental and Social Impact Assessments. Part of Align’s role is to assist Peak to continue to meet International Finance Corp best practice standards of environmental performance.Nickel and copper in Far East Russia – Amur Minerals the nickel-copper sulphide mineral exploration and resource development company focused on the far east of Russia, has successfully completed the Flangovy infill drilling phase of its 2015 drill program. The infill program targeted the 29 Mt Flangovy Inferred resource area, and has successfully confirmed the continuity of the mineralisation throughout the 800 m long target. The continuity of high grade mineralisation suitable for underground mining methods, had been confirmed and 78% of the defined nickel is contained within discrete lenses (in excess of 0.7% Ni) averaging 9.3 m (18.9 m per ore hole) in thickness. The grade is in excess of 1.0% Ni.Moly in the USA – American CuMo Mining Corp (CuMoCo) says its 100%-owned CuMo project is “the largest, un-mined molybdenum deposit in the world. The CuMo project, located in Idaho, USA, is massive. Independent NI 43-101 reports have shown it to contain billions of tonnes of molybdenum and copper, and over 300 Moz of silver. CuMoCo is currently advancing the CuMo project towards feasibility with a goal of establishing itself as one of the world’s largest and lowest-cost primary producers of molybdenum.”Gold in Nunavut – Sabina Gold & Silver Corp has filed its NI 43-101 Technical Report entitled Technical Report for the Initial Project Feasibility Study on the Back River Gold Property, Nunavut dated October 28, 2015 on www.sedar.com.Moving into developmentGraphite around the world – Perth based CPC Engineering has been awarded a contract by ASX-listed Syrah Resources for the detailed engineering and design of the Balama graphite and vanadium project in Mozambique. MRL Corp has entered the final phase of preparations for the start of high-grade graphite production at its Aluketiya project in Sri Lanka, with the civil works being commenced ready for the installation of headframes. Lincoln Minerals and its 100%-owned subsidiary, Australian Graphite (AGL), aim to take the Kookaburra Gully project to critical development and commercialisation milestones over the next 12 months on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. LML states “Kookaburra Gully is one of Australia’s and the world’s premier graphite deposits with total Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources of 2.2 Mt grading 15.1% TGC. Energizer Resources has received confirmation that an independent third party has successfully manufactured a graphite foil from the company’s Molo (Madagascar) flake graphite concentrate and that initial test results indicate it has met all specifications and quality requirements for specialty graphite foil applications.Gold in the Carolina Slate Belt – Following the completion of the Romarco acquisition, OceanaGold Corp has released the Haile gold mine NI 43-101 Technical Report under OceanaGold ownership. This restates the resources and reserves of Haile as previously reported by Romarco Minerals in November 2014.Copper-zinc-gold in Eritrea – The Eritrean Ministry of Energy and Mines has awarded three mining licenses to the Asmara Mining Share Co, a joint-venture company of which Sunridge Gold Corp owns 60% and the Eritrean National Mining Corp owns 40%. These licenses cover a total area of 19.3 km2 and cover the four advanced projects (Emba Derho, Adi Nefas, Gupo Gold and Debarwa) on the Asmara copper-zinc-gold project that were included in a feasibility study completed by Sunridge in May 2013.High-grade gold in WA – Kidman Resources has made strong progress in its strategy to establish a mine plan, including full cost and production forecasts, at its Burbanks gold project in Western Australia, with results of up to 34 g/t Au from the initial part of the underground drilling program.Copper in Canada – Following the recent submission of the EA Application/EIS for the Ajax copper-gold project in September 2015, KGHM Ajax Mining will focus the majority of work in 2016 on obtaining the Environmental Assessment Certificate and permits required for construction start-up of the Ajax mine. The Ajax Project located near Kamloops, B.C. is 100% owned by KGHM-Ajax, a joint venture between Abacus Mining & Exploration Corp (20%), and KGHM Polska Miedz SA (80%).Rubies and sapphires in Greenland – 75% of the construction and infrastructure is complete at True North Gems’ Aappalutoq ruby and pink sapphire deposit.Vanadium-titanium-iron in Australia – Emerging strategic metals producer TNG Ltd has appointed McMahon Services (MCM) as interim project manager to coordinate the pre-development activities for its flagship 100%-owned Mount Peake project in the Northern Territory, Australia.Copper, gold, moly, lead and zinc in Peru – Lupaka Gold Corp has completed its first run-of-mine bulk test of 342 t achieving total recoveries of 83.6% for gold and 95.5% for copper and has received the final report on the results. The processing test was run at a local Peruvian toll mill under the supervision of CERTIMIN, the company’s metallurgical consultant. Following the release of Los Calatos Strategic Mining Study on September 21, 2015, a number of parties have entered into a process with a view to forming an alliance with Metminco for the development of its 100% owned Los Calatos project located in southern Peru.Coal in Canada – Jameson Resources reports the Environment Assessment process at Crown Mountain is progressing well and has passed another milestone. The first working group meeting has occurred. The working group is comprised of regulatory personnel from the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Members also include entities such as the Ktunaxa First Nations. In addition, Jameson’s team of expert consultants was present.Gold and silver in the Philippines – Cadan Resources has closed the final tranche of its non-brokered private placement. The closing of this final tranche brings the total raised in this private placement to $3,685,601. The investor has extensive Philippine experience and has well established relationships within the mining industry. The funds raised from the private placement will be applied towards ongoing requirements to recommence mining at the company’s T’Boli mine, as well as for general working capital.Lithium in Australia – Galaxy Resources notes that General Mining Corp (GMM) has signed a Sales & Distribution Agreement with Mitsubishi Corp for up to 100% of the lithium bearing spodumene concentrate produced from the Mt Cattlin project.Then there are the sections on mine expansions, those now starting production and the news of mergers, acquisitions and people movements.last_img read more

Planet May Have Diamond Mountains

first_imgAll right, we’ve done pretty much all we’ll have do with the moon, right? Walked around it, played some golf–what’s next on the space exploration list? Might I suggest thee planet filled with diamonds?Scientists have located a carbon-rich planet they believe may be housing literal diamond mountains. “It’s remarkable,” astrophysicist Nikku Madhusudhan said in an interview “It’s the first time we’re getting a good look at the carbon-to-oxygen ratio of planets.”The planet, WASP-12b, is located in the Auriga constellation, 1,200 light years away. The planet is 1.8 times larger than Jupiter. A combination of heavy carbon concentrations and a temperature of around 4199 degrees Fahrenheit lead scientists to believe that the planet may house mountains of diamonds in its core.last_img read more

Party fit for a petrol king

first_imgSelf-made millionaire and founder of Milemaker Petroleum, Nick Andrianakos couldn’t have asked for a better birthday surprise last Sunday. More than 700 people crammed into Melbourne’s Crown Palladium to wish the philanthropist and Greek community heavyweight a happy 70th birthday. The event was in fact a surprise party organised by his sons Paul and Theo, who made sure their father celebrated in style. The surprise might have been ruined for Mr Andrianakos a couple days before by some loose lipped friends, but it ended up to his advantage. “I would never have accepted if my sons said ‘let’s go to the casino’,” he tells Neos Kosmos with a laugh. Not many people can say they’ve had Greek songstress Glykeria sing them a personal happy birthday. Booked for the night after her Australian tour, the singer wowed guests and took a lot of the spotlight, something the humble Mr Andrianakos was quite happy to oblige with. The ‘Wogboy’ himself, Nick Gianopoulos, also entertained the crowd, while the towering birthday cake with a large 70 reminded people what the party was all about. “For a 70-year-old father, it was too much, but I felt like I was 20-years-old again,” he says. Mr Andrianakos made his millions from a humble start. His drive could be tracked to his village in Tripoli. With quite successful siblings, one a doctor and the other in finance, Mr Andrianakos always felt like he should accomplish something more with his life despite his lack of schooling. Returning to his village after the war and finding it mostly empty, he packed his bags and moved to the ‘lucky country’ to chase the dream. Like many migrants in the ’50s and ’60s, he took his first steps with General Motors. Unbeknownst to him, he turned up to the car manufacturer in a suit, not expecting the hard labour job many Greeks were getting. “It wasn’t like I expected, it was a hard job,” he says. He had three jobs in quick succession, one at Holden, then one as a crane driver and the other in a shoe factory in Melbourne, but none quite fit the bill for Mr Andrianakos. He actually packed his bags after a couple of years in Australia and returned to Greece, this time in tow with a wife and four kids. He eventually returned in the late ’70s and that’s where he started building his legacy. “What I learnt, if you don’t like the job, drop it and run away,” he says on his previous job prospects in Melbourne. “You find something you like.” He gained his first petrol station, one he still owns today in the migrant Mecca of Sydney Road, Coburg. He built his empire one petrol station after another, and now has more than 47 under his belt through Milemaker Petroleum, a Caltex supplier. His sons Theo and Paul now head the company alongside their dad, and are expanding his legacy and the company even more. Seven new petrol stations are set to open soon. For all his success, Mr Andrianakos finds more solace in giving. He is known for his philanthropic nature in the Greek community and has taken it upon himself to make sure good charities and organisations don’t fall under economic stress. He recently gave $300,000 to Alphington Grammar for a multi-purpose hall and donated $50,000 to the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria’s Cultural Centre project. “You have to treat your neighbour as you’d like to be treated,” he says. “There is no harm in giving a dollar to charities that uphold our Greek values, like community education and religion. “We can’t lose them.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Beckham in talks with Zidane over coaching Inter Miami

first_imgDavid Beckham has not been linked with small choices concerning who will coach Inter Miami, claims Fox Sports.The former England captain is linked to talks that claim he has had conversations with his former Real Madrid teammate, Zinedine Zidane, overtaking the coaching position of his newly found club in the US.Beckham has great plans for his Inter Miami, he wishes for the team to be a strong force in every competition. Already, he has a wish-list that is attractive, heading for one of the world’s current best managers.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.The report states that according to Mirror, Beckham is already in talks with Zidane who added three consecutive Champions League titles to his name when he served as the manager of Real Madrid.Zidane is currently not appointed with any club and there is the possibility that if the inactive time stretches for him, the chances that he might strike a deal with his former teammate at Real Madrid increases.The twist in the incident is that Manchester United is also linked with Zidane should they no longer need the services of Jose Mourinho. This means Beckham may be facing a competition from another of his former club.last_img read more

ACRE CHALLENGE 2014 UNDERWAY With Matching Grant Available

first_imgThe present harvest, new fiscal year and continuing need to reduce malnutrition through the power of soy mean it’s time to start a new Acre Challenge Campaign. Acre Challenge in fiscal 2013 brought the highest dollar amount ever: more than $83,000. To celebrate resetting the “rain gauge,” an anonymous donor has pledged to match, dollar for dollar, any new acre that comes in, up to a total of $5,000.This must come from a new donor, so get your beans, check or pledge in and go get a neighbor to join! Your gift today will make a significant impact in the lives of children and families as the World Soy Foundation strives to reduce malnutrition through the power of soy.  Join the Acre Challenge and give the gift of protein today!How to donate: Click “Donate Now,” visit www.worldsoyfoundation.org or send your check to:World Soy Foundation12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100St. Louis, MO 63141World Soy Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization so contributions are tax deductible.last_img read more

Video shows Pulse shooter entering club returning with gun

first_imgORLANDO, FLA. (WSVN) – Newly released video shows the gunman responsible for the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando prior to the massacre.The chilling images captured the moment Omar Mateen entered Pulse on the night of June 12, 2016.The footage shows the shooter paying to enter the club to scope out the scene. He is then seen leaving, then returning with a weapon.The surveillance video goes on to show police storming the scene.Forty-nine people died that night.The video is being released as evidence in the trial of Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Firefighters Respond To Caribou Lake Wildfire

first_imgFirefighters with the Alaska Division of Forestry are responding to a wildfire near Caribou Lake today.Download AudioForestry Spokesperson Darren Finley says the fire was called in at around 2 p.m. and has burned about 10 acres, four miles southwest of Caribou Lake.Caribou Lake is on the southern Kenai Peninsula, about 25 miles northeast of Homer. Finley says two helicopters are on the scene and an additional crew has been called in from Palmer.He says as of 2:30 p.m., the fire was 50 percent contained and he is “pretty hopeful” the fire is under control.last_img

People obstructed from voting Fakhrul

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir casts his vote at Thakurgaon Government Girls’ High School, Thakhurgaon around 8:30am on Sunday. Photo: Mojibor RahmanBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday alleged that the people were obstructed from going to polling stations and it was done with the help of the administration, reports UNB.”I informed the returning officer and the administration of the matter but they didn’t take any action,” he told a press briefing at his Thakurgaon residence in the afternoon after visiting different polling centres.Fakhrul observed that the people have no confidence in the election commission, the administration and the state institutions.”The most pathetic thing is that all these things are being done keeping the army men standing like statues. I think it’s also damaging the army,” he said.Alleging that the government has plunged the nation into a ‘protracted problem’ by holding such an election, Fakhrul said they will take a decision on the election once the voting is over.About the decisions of some party candidates to boycott the election, the BNP leader said anyone can boycott the election individually. “We’re in the election till 4pm and take the decision after that.”He termed it a ‘protracted wound’ for the country which cannot be healed. “People will have to suffer from a sense of disbelief,” he said.The BNP general secretary earlier said if people could exercise their franchise freely, the Jatiya Oikya Front would surly win the national election.He made the remarks while talking to reporters after casting his vote at the Thakurgaon Government Girls’ School center around 8:30am.The voting in the 11th national election began at 8am and ended at 4pm without any break amid reports of irregularities, including overnight stuffing of ballot boxes, and capturing of polling stations, and violence in different parts of the country, leaving 13 people dead.last_img read more

Murder accused killed in gunfight

first_imgGunfight IllustrationThe main accused of a murder case was killed in what the law enforcement called a gunfight at Baklia in Chattogram city early Tuesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Md Saiful, 28, son of Rafiq Ahmed of Sabujbag residential.Saiful was the prime accused in the killing of HM Lokman Hossain of Golpahar area, said Pranab Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Baklia police station.According to the law enforcers, a team of police arrested two murder case accused — Saiful and Ziauddin Babul — from Fatikchhari area on Monday.Following their information, police conducted a drive in Kolpolok Residential area to recover arms.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, associates of the accused tried to snatch them and opened fire on the policemen, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.The gunfight left Saiful injured with bullet.Later, the injured was taken to Chattogram Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.Lokman was shot dead in Baklia Khalpar area on 6 April when he went there to settle a love affair-related dispute among two groups of youths.Lokman’s family members then claimed that Lokman was shot dead by Saiful.last_img read more

Vice Media Staffers Ratify Four Writers Guild Contracts

first_img Popular on Variety The contracts include a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in both staff and coverage, including codifying anti-harassment, and anti-bias policies and training.The WGA East has been active in organizing digital news sites for the past three years and now reps about 1,000 members in that area, including Vice, HuffPost, the Intercept, Gizmodo Media Group (Splinter, Gizmodo, Jezebel, Deadspin, the Root, Lifehacker, Kotaku, io9, Jalopnik, Earther), ThinkProgress, MTV News, Thrillist, and Salon. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Staffers at Vice Media have ratified four master contracts with management covering 200 staffers represented by the Writers Guild of America.The deals cover staffs at Vice Editorial, Vice News, Viceland, and Vice Digital, representing the company’s reach across multiple platforms including nightly television news, weekly documentaries, nonfiction TV series and real-time digital news, both written, and video. The Vice Editorial agreement renews the contract first ratified in 2016 while the other three are first-time agreements for the employees.“Collective bargaining ensures that WGAE-represented employees have the opportunity to discuss what’s most important in their work lives, what needs to be changed and what needs to be strengthened,“ said Lowell Peterson, executive director of the WGA East. “We are very pleased by the concrete gains negotiated for people who craft content on the entire range of platforms, and we look forward to a productive relationship with Vice management for years to come.”last_img read more