Ellen Extols Aureus Mining Company

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has praised Aureus Mining Incorporated (AMI) for the level of infrastructure development projects the company is undertaking in Grand Cape Mount County, north western Liberia. President Sirleaf made the commendation during a recent visit to the company’s operation sites in Kinjor, Grand Cape Mount County, where she made specific reference to the company’s successful Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and the Community Development Plan (CDP) for affected communities and residents within the concession areas. Aureus Mining Incorporated (the “New Liberty Gold Project,”) is Liberia’s first hard-rock gold mining company operating in Grand Cape Mount County. The President said she was deeply impressed by Aureus’ health, education and housing projects for residents and employees. Upbeat by the level of transformation in the once remote and sparsely populated Kinjor Town, the President observed that Aureus has improved the lives of residents of the area. She used the occasion to call on other concession companies to follow the good examples of Aureus as she heartedly greeted its officials at the concession site.“If all concession companies were following the examples of Aureus, there would be no problem at many of the concessions in the country,” President Sirleaf said.Commenting on the issue of employment for the population, the Liberian leader noted that Aureus alone cannot employ everyone in Grand Cape Mount County. She encouraged the youths in the county to engage in agriculture and other positive ventures as a means of empowering themselves.While Kinjor Town, Darblo Clan, Gola Konneh Distract, President Sirleaf visited the new RAP Village, where over 600 temporary and prominent housing units are being built for residents of the affected community.The President also visited Camp David, where Aureus Mining is constructing housing units for its workers and later visited the site of the washing plant currently under construction where the gravel containing gold will be washed and processed.For his part, Aureus Mining’s country Manager Debah Allen expressed his delights over the President’s visit and promised his company’s commitment to the development of post-war Liberia and as well to the rebuilding of the country’s economy.Mr. Allen declared that Aureus Mining has 1, 500 employees currently in its employ. He added that the company is also providing skills training for many of the residents and building their capacity through the setting-up of cooperatives as a means of developing the livelihood of the locals.“We have set up a timber sale cooperative with the community to provide skills training and equipment for the locals to roof trusses, doors and windows, which are purchased by Aureus for the construction of the RAP, and mine accommodation in other areas,” he said.The Aureus’ country manager disclosed that the company has constructed an elementary school for the community and is currently paying the teaching staff.Mr. Allen announced that a clinic and a police station will soon be constructed and housed within the new community center. He noted both the clinic and the police station will be turned over to the government upon completion. “We intend to establish an agricultural and seamstress cooperatives for the community to produce agriculture produce and sew reflective and safety uniforms for sale to the company,” Mr. Allen noted.Aureus Mining Incorporated was formed in April of 2011 following the butterfly split of African Aura Mining into separate gold and iron ore entities.The company is currently constructing the first commercial gold mine in Liberia, the New Liberty Gold Project and discovering and developing new mines.Aureus CEO’s Assertion and Company’s Investment Portfolio In a power point presentation to President Sirleaf and her delegation, the president and CEO of the Aureus Mining Company, Mr. David Reading, outlined the company’s achievements since 2011.According to Mr. Reading, Aureus Company has raised US$40 million for conversion drilling, definitive feasibility study and exploration in the same year.Mr. Reading added: “the Company completed feasibility studies and was granted environmental permit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia in 2012 and that the company also raised US$80 million from equity financing”The CEO informed President Sirleaf that in 2013, the EPA approved the RAP and the CDP, restated and amended the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) with the government and the company raised US$16 million equity for corporate and exploration purposes amongst others.Mr. Reading also informed the Liberian leader that in 2014, “Aureus completed the foundation of the mill and steel work and has since commenced on site; and that the company raised US$15 million and first drawdown on New Liberty Project finance facilities.”Meanwhile, Mr. Reading has disclosed that the mine has an eight- year life span and the first pour of gold will be on track by March of 2015. Residents’ Descending OpinionsIn a related development, residents of Kinjor Town have begun relocating from the old village to the temporary housing units until the main housing units are completed.Some of the residents in Kinjor have, however, expressed mixed feelings over the relocation process. They indicated that their temporary structures have not been completed; as such, they are finding it difficult to relocate.They want the company to fully complete their structure before they can be relocated. They also complained of unemployment and want the company to employ more youths in the community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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BAHAMAS Training begins for new Defence Force recruits

first_imgPhoto Captions:Header: Petty Officer Shamica Duncombe is pictured giving instructions to the selected recruits of New Entry 55/24 as their family, friends and loved ones look on.1st Insert: Petty Officer Shamica Duncombe levels out a recruit for smiling while on parade.2nd Insert: New Entry 55/24 is pictured heading into Coral Harbour Base for the first time as Recruits.(For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel)Press Release: RBDF#GuardOurHeritage #operationtransformation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 12, 2018 – Nassau – One-hundred twenty (120) new recruits underwent a less than gentle awakening yesterday as they began their transition from civilian to military life in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.   As members of New Entry 55/24, these recruits are on their way to making history as part of a newly modernized recruit training program offered by the Defence Force’s Training Department.The three-part program consists of a militarization, marinization, and a naval-infantry phase all designed to develop leadership, character and professional military skills within the lives of successful recruits.Best wishes to them during their 17-week program. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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PHILIPPINES Palace vows to go after big fish in drug war says

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPhillipines, March 13, 2018 – Malacanang, Manila – Malacañang on Tuesday, March 13, assured the public that the Duterte administration will not allow the big fish to get away from the government’s fight against illegal drugs, stressing that the dismissal of complaints against high-profile drug personalities is not yet final.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said in a Palace press briefing that the dismissed case against Peter Lim, aka Jaguar, Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa, Peter Co, et al is far from being closed as it is still up for review by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.“We understand the sentiments and the frustration of the public over the dismissal… We will not allow a big fish to go away if there’s evidence to go after him,” Roque said.“Hindi pa po tapos ang ‘boxing’ laban kay Peter Lim at dito kay Kerwin Espinosa.  Rerepasuhin pa po ‘yan ng Kalihim ng Department of Justice, at sisiguraduhin na tama ang naging naunang desisyon ng ating mga public prosecutors,” he added.Roque noted that the Justice department’s review would determine whether the petition to dismiss the charges should be reversed, or whether additional evidence is necessary to sustain a conviction when the case is filed before the courts.“Ang pangako po ng ating Presidente, kung kulang ang ebidensya, dadagdagan. At kung merong kababalaghan, parurusahan naman ang mga responsable,” he said.“Ang importante lang, masiguro na itong desisyon ng pagdi-dismiss ay nakabase po sa ebidensya at kung hindi, gagawa po ng hakbang ang awtoridad para matuloy ang kaso,” he added.The Palace official likewise pointed out that the dismissal of the case against Lim, Espinosa, Co, et al would not affect the drug charges filed against Senator Leila De Lima, stressing that there are other witnesses who are willing to testify against her.“Hindi naman po kasama dito sa kasong ito si Leila De Lima. So, iba po ang basehan ng pagsampa ng kaso kay Leila De Lima,” Roque said, adding that the Supreme Court has already found probable cause in the complaint against the senator.Furthermore, Secretary Roque assured the public that the President remains committed to end the drug menace in the country and go after all personalities involved in the illegal drug trade.“Huwag po kayong maabala, siguro naman po walang kaduda-duda na seryoso ang ating Presidente dito sa giyera laban sa droga,” he said.Release: Presidential Communications Operations Office                Republic of The Philippineslast_img read more

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ExGermany star blames Guardiola for nations downfall

first_imgHans-Peter Briegel reckons Germany’s struggles began after Pep Guardiola took charge of Bayern Munich in 2013The Catalan coach enjoyed a brilliant three-year spell in Munich, which saw his possession-based style of football lead Bayern to three straight Bundesliga titles.Germany stars Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Philip Lahm (now retired), Mario Gotze, Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos were all at Bayern when Guardiola arrived.Now Briegel believes that Guardiola’s obsession with possession-based football effectively brainwashed the German squad.“We no longer follow a simple principle – that the result in football is more important than to control the game,” Briegel told La Repubblica.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“Since Guardiola came to Bayern, something has changed,”“We have had the impression that we need 75 per cent of the possession to win, but only having control of the ball is not enough to get a good result.”“The recent history and also the World Champion France have shown that you can also win if you give the opponent the ball and even have below 50 per cent of the possession.”Germany were relegated from Group A1 in the UEFA Nations League over the weekend.This comes following their group stage exit at the 2018 World Cup in the summer at Russia.last_img read more

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Dyche Solskjaers United are playing with freedom

first_imgSean Dyche has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for turning around the fortunes of Manchester United since joining the club.United struggled under Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in December. But Solskjaer has won eight consecutive games in all competitions.As Burnley set to face United on Tuesday, Dyche is wary of confronting a rejuvenated United side.“From the outside looking in, it seems like he has just tried to loosen a little bit and put more freedom on it,” Dyche told a news conference via FourFourTwo ahead of the trip to Old Trafford.“A bit more energy seems to have come back to the players. I think that’s a skill in itself. I think possibly that is what he has done; he has just given a different feel to the group in his own way.“But I think they have responded and they are delivering good performances. It seems there is a little bit more spark – not massive tactical changes, but just that spark within the group.“I am not questioning Jose Mourinho, I think he is an absolutely incredible and top manager. [Solskjaer] has just changed that feeling in the group, coming in, and they have responded.”Vokes has been linked with Stoke City and Dyche said of the Wales international’s situation: “Who knows? I would expect [he will stay] but we are a business, not just a football club. Both have to be in balance.“We have had varying signs before with people interested in our players and it doesn’t surprise me that people are interested in our players, that is just the way it is. We look outside and they look at us. That’s just the market.”🇳🇴 Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer as Man Utd manager:✅ 5-1 vs Cardiff Cityole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….✅ 3-1 vs Huddersfield✅ 4-1 vs Bournemouth✅ 2-0 vs Newcastle✅ 2-0 vs Reading✅ 1-0 vs Spurs✅ 2-1 vs Brighton✅ 3-1 vs Arsenal👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/oSh9XLlTuY— Man Utd Channel (@ManUtdChannel) January 25, 2019last_img read more

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