Increased gold prices can benefit Guyana – Trotman

first_imgThe increase in gold prices on the international market could help Guyana surpass its targeted production.Minister Raphael TrotmanThe increase follows the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) vote to leave the European Union (EU) last Friday.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told the Government Information Agency (GINA) in an invited comment that “We’re happy that our (gold) prices have increased.”However, Trotman added “We’re not happy that our increases comes really on the back of a broken system elsewhere.” Gold is now trading at just over US$1300 per ounce on the international market.This increase on the international market is likely to help Guyana surpass its targeted production and declaration in gold locally. Guyana’s budgeted target for gold production this year is 550,000 ounces.“I don’t want to reveal what is our target internally but we’re working on a target that goes past 550,000 ounces. So I would say that we’re doing relatively well in the circumstances,” Trotman noted. He added that he would like to see production declaration surpass 600,000.Additionally, Trotman told GINA that as a “citizen of the world,” the situation in Europe concerns us all. “Stability is what the world wants so anything that disrupts the national or global order is something that we should all be concerned about,” Trotman said.“In as much as we’re happy for the increase in gold prices, very happy, we also would like to see stability and normalcy in all parts of the world including Europe,” the Natural Resources Minister added. Over the past year, the price of gold has declined significantly.In 2015, gold prices steadily tumbled, with a drastic drop. Experts had predicted that gold prices would have continue to slump, hitting a more than a five-year low, with a high possibility that the precious metal could plunge to a detrimental US$1000 per ounce.Compounding the situation was the fact that, the cost of production, particularly for the small and medium-scale miners of gold and diamond, had remained largely unchanged.last_img read more

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Golf: Woods’ frustration shows

first_imgThe clicking cameras didn’t help. Neither did the poor putting. All of which left Tiger Woods as frustrated as any weekend hacker. For someone who has been playing nothing but sterling golf of late, Woods tossed his club after a botched putt Thursday during the opening round of the Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates. Still, Woods started the back nine with a pair of birdies to keep himself in contention. Woods flew halfway around the world after cruising to win the Buick Invitational on Sunday for his seventh straight victory on the PGA Tour. The Dubai tournament won’t affect the streak because it’s a PGA European Tour event. Woods, who denied having jet lag, knows what he needs to do in the next three rounds. “Work. Bust my butt. That’s how you do it,” he said. “I just need to do a little work here around the greens and get my stroke organized.” Woods’ presence lured throngs of fans. Among them were five Muslim girls in black headscarves who waved at him and called in unison, “Go, Tiger!” Woods responded with a wave of his own. Els, first playing on the back nine, also started par-bogey on his first two holes. But the South African followed with an eagle and three straight birdies to climb near the top of the leaderboard. “It was a nice start,” said Els, a three-time Dubai champion. “To be 6 under after the first round, you always take that.” Woods’ playing partner, Miguel Angel Jimenez, stayed ahead of the world’s top-ranked golfer for the entire round. Jimenez finished with a 67, including a 40-foot birdie putt on the 16th. “I did good,” Jimenez said, nodding at Woods. “He’s tough to beat.” Hart cools field: Buffalo, N.Y., native Dudley Hart, used to the cool, damp weather that blanketed Scottsdale, Ariz., shot a 7-under 64 for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the PGA Tour’s FBR Open. Twelve players were within two shots of the lead on a TPC Scottsdale course softened by a day of rain. “It was not a typical desert day obviously,” Hart said, “but it turned out well for me.” Paul Azinger was one of a half-dozen at 65. Billy Mayfair, who lives an easy 8-iron shot from the TPC clubhouse, was among another six at 66. Two-time champion Phil Mickelson had an erratic round of 72 that featured six bogeys, three birdies and an eagle. He hasn’t finished better than a tie for 16th since his 18th-hole debacle last year in the U.S. Open. In his first two events this year, Mickelson tied for 45th and tied for 51st. “I took three, four months off,” Mickelson said. “I knew my game would be a little rusty, and it has been. I just haven’t been able to put it all together. It’s getting closer, though. I feel like it’s coming around a little bit, but I need to have it speed up.” The ladies’ side: Sarah Kemp shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over fellow Australians Karrie Webb and Nikki Campbell at the Women’s Australian Open in Sydney. Coming off a resurgent 2006 in which won five tournaments on the LPGA Tour, including her second Kraft Nabisco Championship, Webb eagled the par-5 16th – her second eagle of the day – to pull within a stroke of Kemp. But Webb missed an 11-foot birdie putt on 18 that would have put her into a tie for the lead. She is attempting to win her third Australian Open title. Passings: George Burger, a former political consultant who became vice president of the PGA Tour’s new FedExCup competition, died of complications from bacterial spinal meningitis. He was 50. Burger experienced severe back pain Jan. 13 during the Sony Open in Honolulu. He died at a Jacksonville, Fla., hospital. “We are shocked and saddened by the loss of our partner and good friend,” PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Woods’ problems started on the second hole, where he drove into a row of trees before settling for a bogey. He reclaimed the lost stroke on the par-5 third hole, but he soon encountered another problem on the eighth. While he was swinging, a group of photographers were snapping pictures, causing Woods to send the ball into the long grass on the edge of the fairway. “Nice going guys, thanks,” he said sarcastically. On the 12th, Woods missed a short putt and took another bogey. He responded by tossing his club to the ground. “I left a lot of opportunities out there,” Woods said. “I didn’t putt well. I didn’t put the ball on line with my putts. It was frustrating because the greens are really nice out there. I just have to get some work in here.” center_img “Last week I putted great and today I didn’t putt so good,” Woods, the defending champion, said after his 4-under-68. He was three strokes behind leaders Ross Fisher and Graeme McDowell. Ernie Els shot a 66 and was tied for third at the Emirates Golf Club. last_img read more

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Pharmacies robbed

first_img• Photo Gallery: Smash and grab robbery • Video: Smash and grab robbery Bandits smashed through the front doors of two area pharmacies Thursday morning, grabbing cold medicine used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, authorities said. In Pico Rivera, the 3:30 a.m. robbery at CVS Pharmacy in the 9100 block of Whittier Boulevard was one of two that occurred overnight in the region, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Della Walls said. About 2 a.m., thieves also smashed the doors of Rexall Pharmacy at 13966 Valley View Blvd. in La Mirada, grabbing $10,000 in narcotics and other pharmaceuticals, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Tonya Edwards said. In the Pico Rivera incident, the robbers, identified as two men and a woman, apparently left behind a stolen car, Walls said. In La Mirada, deputies arrived within three minutes of getting the alarm call. They found the glass doors smashed and estimate more than $10,000 in drugs were stolen. The robberies resemble two that took place earlier this month in Anaheim and Whittier, Walls said. On July 18, thieves also using a stolen car smashed through the front door of the CVS Pharmacy at 12560 Whittier Blvd. in Whittier at 2:20 a.m. The day before, a car smashed through the door of a CVS Pharmacy at 1660 W. Katella Ave. in Anaheim at 12:28 a.m. In the Whittier robbery police recovered surveillance video showing two people involved in the theft. In Anaheim, police confiscated a video that showed a man and a woman committing the crime. In both instances over-the-counter cold medications containing pseudoephedrine were taken. Pseudoephedrine is the key ingredient in the manufacture of methamphetamine, Edwards said. Officials from various law enforcement agencies thought the thefts may be related. “This crime possibly related to a series of recent drug store burglaries in the surrounding area,” Norwalk sheriff’s Sgt. Douglas Jensen, whose department is investigating the La Mirada incident, said in a news release. Whittier police spokeswoman Officer Diana Salazar said she was certain her city’s investigators would be in contact with other departments. “Our detectives are aware of the robberies and will be following up on that, obviously because of the similarities,” she says. Staff writer Phil Drake contributed to this story. frank.girardot@sgvn.com 698-0955, Ext. 2717 http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvcrime160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Letterkenny Rovers take John Gorey Curran Youth Cup.

first_imgLetterkenny Rovers ultimately proved too strong for a gallant Lagan Harps side , which battled to the end, to add the John Gorey Curran Cup to their league title in this well contested final at the Curragh Ath. FC grounds in Killygordan in ideal playing conditions.Letterkenny Rovers 5 Lagan Harps 1 The 5-1 scoreline was perhaps a little harsh on Lagan Harps efforts in this game but once Rovers had made it 3-1 just after half-time they never looked in any danger of losing and two late goals by the lively James Kernan put the icing on the cakeLagan could have taken an early lead , Matthew McDaid forced a mistake from Kyron Coyle and Thomas Keys did very well to cut out the winger’s dangerous cross , both Coyle and Keys were excellent in the centre of the Rovers defence.     Play swung from end to end in the early stages , Nathan Plumb and Conor Friel  went close for Rovers and Lagan’s James Wilson tested Aaron Hepburn with a 30 yarder in between those attempts .                                                                                   Rovers grabbed the lead in the 20th minute , Gavin’s McGee’s super delivery from a corner on the right was powerfully headed home by Kyron Coyle from six yards. Nine minutes later it was 2-0 , Jack Dwyer showed outstanding pace on the right wing and his excellent low cross was just missed by Plumb but Conor Friel kept his composure and drilled it past keeper David Arthur from 14 yards out.   Lagan responded well and pulled a goal back in the 37th minute , Hepburn was unable to hold Ciaran Quinn’s well struck free-kick and was forced to foul James Wilson in the follow-up , Quinn confidently drove the resulting penalty past the Rovers keeper.Just before the break Wilson had a chance after good work and a fine cross by Eoin O Conner but the striker headed over from 12 yards.Two minutes into the second-half Rovers struck a telling blow , Gavin McGee’s corner was cleared but Nathan Plumb was lurking about 25 yards out and his cracking drive took the slightest of deflections and flew past keeper Arthur into the net , 3-1.Rovers were in control and although the continued to compete well Lagan were unable to make in-roads against a solid Rovers defence. Both teams emptied their bench after this , both making five substitutions each and it was Cory Brolly who had just come on who set up a simple tap-in for the hardworking James Kernan in the 76th minute and Kernan got his second and Rovers fifth goal in injury-time , another sub Shane Monaghan providing the assist this time to wrap up this impressive cup final performance and victory.Letterkenny Rovers: Aaron Hepburn, Keelan Dunleavy, Caolan McConnell , Kyron Coyle, Thomas Keys, Jonathan Coady, Jack Dwyer, Gavin McGee , James Kernan, Nathan Plumb, Conor Friel. Subs used ( all second-half ) ; Shane Monaghan, Leon Doherty, Adam Yissau, Cory Brolly, Keelan Collier.Lagan Harps: David Arthur, Seamus Cullen, Ciaran Quinn, Oisín Bonner, Eoin O’Conner, Jack Canning, Caoimhan Wheeler, Joshua Hay, James Wilson, Keelan McGonagle, Matthew McDaid. Subs used (all second-half), Noel Donnelly , Darragh Rodgers, Mark Bonner, Liam Lynch and Dean Murray .Referee: Marty McGarrigle.Letterkenny Rovers take John Gorey Curran Youth Cup. was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Simi Valley fire creates ‘close call’

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – A brush fire in the hills south of Simi Valley burned more than 350 acres Friday afternoon, threatening homes in the area south of the Arroyo Simi Equestrian Center and west of Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Hundreds of firefighters fought the blaze, including some who had been working on the Moorpark-area Shekell Fire nearby. “It was a close call. There were firefighters all over the hills attacking the flames,” said Jennie Ross, a nearby resident. “They saved the houses. Our Fire Department is awesome.” The flames broke out shortly after noon in the hills south of the valley between Tapo Canyon Road and Sequoia Avenue. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Although there were no strong Santa Ana winds like the ones that fanned the Shekell Fire earlier this week, some erratic winds kicked up, making it difficult to contain the flames. By 5 p.m., firefighters said the blaze was about 80 percent contained and predicted full containment by 10 p.m. as winds shifted. Ventura County fire Capt. Roan Oatman said although the homes were threatened at one point, there were no evacuations, and firefighters were working to prevent the flames from spreading on to the Brandeis property. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Arsenal captain pushes for exit, Palace drop Zaha hint, Lukaku skips training

first_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP getty Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa is ‘ready to speak’ to Everton over a move back to the Premier League, as the Spain forward considers leaving Atletico Madrid. (The Sun)Everton have also expressed an interest in signing in-demand Lille foreard Nicolas Pepe. The 24-year-old would cost the Toffees a club-record fee of about £58.5m. (Daily Telegraph)West Ham have proposed a deal to sign Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on a season-long loan. The Argentina forward spent the latter half of last season on loan at Chelsea, but only scored five goals. (Sky Sports Italia)Manchester United target Mario Lemina has said he does not want to be playing for Southampton next season. (France Football)Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson is a target for Aston Villa, Brighton, Bournemouth and Wolves after the 22-year-old’s brilliant loan spell at Derby last season. (Birmingham Mail) Could Higuain be on his way to West Ham this summer? Diego Costa is considering a return to the Premier League, according to reports Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce has asked the Championship club for permission to speak to Newcastle United about becoming their new manager. (The Times)Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains confident he can pip Manchester City with a £75m deal for Leicester defender Harry Maguire. (Daily Mail)Arsenal are prepared to add defenders Calum Chambers, Carl Jenkinson or midfielder Mohamed Elneny into any potential deal for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. (Daily Mirror)The Gunners want to sign Barcelona winger Malcom, although they would have to make a bigger bid than Everton who have already offered £31.5m for the Brazilian. (The Sun) The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Thursday’s papers and online… Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 4 targets 4 Arsenal have hit out at captain Laurent Koscielny for refusing to take part in their pre-season tour of the United States to force a move away from the Emirates. – FULL STORYThe Gunners were given fresh hope of landing Wilfried Zaha when Crystal Palace launched their new away kit without the wantaway star. – FULL STORYRomelu Lukaku did not train with the Manchester United squad on Thursday, which will do little to dampen speculation about his future amid links to Inter Milan. – FULL STORY Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM center_img Getty Images TOP WORK Getty targets Laurent Koscielny’s actions have shocked Arsenal 4 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Tottenham are stepping up their bid to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos on loan. (Daily Mirror)But Arsenal could beat their north London rivals to the 22-year-old Spaniard. (Marca)Roma are interested in Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, who has a £25m release clause valid until 26 July. (Sky Sports)Everton have had a €30m bid rejected by Juventusfor 19-year-old Italy striker Moise Kean. (Tuttosport)Tottenham are leading Atletico Madrid in the race to sign 21-year-old Spanish midfielder Dani Olmo from Dinamo Zagrebin a £27m deal. (AS) Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? moving on REVEALED 4 three-way race LATEST Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more

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Washington County Inmate Roster – 12-21-17

first_imgSalem Police Department Jelena Schafstall, 57, Salem  December 20, 2017Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentHunter L. Cowles, 22, Medora Resisting Law EnforcementDisorderly Conductcenter_img Criminal TresspassJasmine L. Boggs, 28, Salem Possession of ParaphernaliaPossession of ParaphernaliaPossession of marijuana, hash oil, hashish or salvialast_img

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Ubank gives Bizana school a hand up

first_imgSouth African banking company Ubank has further demonstrated its commitment toward education in rural areas of the country, this time with the handover of new and improved school facilities at the Zinini Junior Secondary School in Bizana in the Eastern Cape province on 13 March.As part of the bank’s on-going corporate social responsibility initiatives, the bank has in the last five years adopted around 10 schoolsTogether with assistance from the US Africa Children Fellowship, and the Israeli South Africa Chamber of Commerce, Ubank and its trustees also donated over 200 chairs and 100 tables, as well as 150 pairs of school shoes collected as part of the bank’s “back to school” campaign.“Investing in communities in which we operate forms an integral part of how we do business, and it is this philosophy that sets us apart and allows us to uplift the lives of our customers,” said Ubank CEO Luthando Vutula at the handover.The Zinini Junior Secondary School was founded by Miss CN Ndunge, a well-known community member from the royal family of the Amanyawuza clan, in 1983. From its humble beginnings in one thatch-roofed mud rondavel, the school now has 503 learners and 15 educators three decades later.With the growing number of learners, the school has been facing a number of challenges in their attempts to provide optimum education.Identifying the most pressing challenges faced by the school, Ubank and the Teba Trust Fund assisted the school by building six classrooms, increasing security by erecting a perimeter fence, and through donating the furniture for the new classrooms.INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGE150 pairs of school shoes collected as part of the bank’s “back to school” campaign were donated to learners at Zinini Junior Secondary SchoolInfrastructural development remains a challenge in most rural schools across South Africa, especially in the Eastern Cape, and investing in the foundation of the country’s future leaders is a step that Ubank and its partners firmly believe in.“Our engagement with the school was not only to provide proper school facilities, but also included creating jobs, imparting skills training and optimising talent from within the Bizana community to build these school facilities,” said Teba Trust Fund principal officer Derick Elbrecht.“This is yet another project through which Ubank, the Teba Trust Fund and its partners have been able to help uplift the communities in which they operate.“Since the end of January 2014, the bank has been involved in distributing over 3 000 pairs of school shoes to seven under-privileged schools across the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Free State and North West provinces.“As part of the bank’s on-going corporate social responsibility initiatives, the bank has in the last five years adopted around 10 schools and now we have the pleasure of growing our list by adding Zinini Junior Secondary school,” said Elbrecht.last_img read more

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RWW Predictions: Browser Wars 2.0

first_imgrichard macmanus Tags:#predictions#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts center_img This week we’re running a prediction challenge, on the topic of browsers. Google’s new browser, Chrome (our coverage), is sure to take market share from the existing players. So we want you to help us predict: which of the following browsers will lose the most share (in percentage terms) between August 2008 and December 2008? Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or a tie or other? You can cast your prediction by visiting RWW Predictions. It’ll be interesting to see what the ReadWriteWeb community thinks will happen!Fast FactsChrome has taken 1-2% share of the global browser market since its launch (NetApp)IE has lost 4-5% share so far in 2008 (NetApp)Analysts are skeptical of Chrome’s adoption by enterprises, given its unproven “beta” status IE had 72% share and Firefox had 20% share in August 2008Microsoft and Mozilla recently launched browsers (IE 8 & Firefox 3) with similar features as ChromeClick through to RWW Predictions to login and cast your prediction.Note: On Monday afternoon the RWW Live crew will be discussing Chrome’s impact on the browser market with 2-3 special guests. Be sure to tune in at 3:30 pm PDT Monday. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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