It’s taken a little bit of time to get to this, so please forgive me.But what I’m about to say is probably not some kind of earth-shattering statement.With the Humboldt Crabs and Humboldt B52s playing one another for the first time ever earlier this month, many Humboldt County baseball fans finally got to see what they’ve been waiting for ever since there was a second collegiate summer baseball team on the scene.And now that we’ve gotten the first one out of the way, it’s time for more. …
23 July 2014Construction company Murray & Roberts has become one of the first beneficiaries of diamond giant De Beers’ R20-billion expansion of its Venetia mine in South Africa, winning a R2.6-billion contract to develop the shafts, tunnels and associated infrastructure for the new underground operation.Venetia is currently an open pit mine and South Africa’s largest producer of diamonds, contributing around 40% of the country’s annual production.Last year, De Beers announced that it would be investing R20-billion in converting the mine to an underground operation, to begin producing its first diamonds in 2021, ramp up to full production in 2024, and continue producing beyond 2040.President Jacob Zuma, speaking at the official launch of construction work on the project in October, said it signalled that South Africa’s mining sector was poised for new growth, adding: “This project is also significant because it demonstrates confidence in South Africa as an investment destination of choice by both foreign and South African companies.”On Wednesday, Murray & Roberts was awarded the contract to build a decline shaft, two vertical shafts, horizontal access tunnels, loading levels, and associated ventilation, ground and water handling infrastructure for the project.Company group chief executive Henry Laas said this was the first of a series of potential awards to Murray & Roberts Cementation, and “potentially represents the single largest opportunity to Murray & Roberts since the Eskom power build programme”.Laas said the “more advanced” Canadian shaft sinking methodology would be used for sinking the vertical shafts, adding that Cementation Canada, “who is recognised as leaders in applying this methodology, will be providing specialist training of the shaft sinking crews.“Although good sinking rates are possible with this methodology, the primary drive in the transition to this methodology is improved safety, as no concurrent shaft sinking activities are required,” Laas said.SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 2015 Trade TalkHannah Thompson from the Animal Ag Alliance visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the organization and their efforts in keeping current with the trends of animal rights activists. (Aired 11/13/15 on Ohio Ag Net)Animal Ag Allicance Hannah Thompson
zoom Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s share purchase agreement with the shareholders of H.E.C. Europe Limited has been terminated, the company said.The deal was terminated as the contractual deadline for obtaining all necessary approvals for the transaction expired and was not waived.Aegean announced the acquisition of H.E.C., a parent company of Hellenic Environmental Center and a group of companies providing port reception facilities services (the HEC Group), in February 2018,Marine fuel logistics company inked a definitive agreement to buy all of the outstanding share capital of H.E.C from its shareholders for USD 367 million.The sellers are companies owned and controlled by Dimitris Melisanidis — Aegean’s founder and former Head of Corporate Development — and certain members of his family, and members of the Agiostratitis family.Aegean was pursuing the acquisition as “a complementary high margin business with global growth opportunities,” as explained by Jonathan McIlroy, Aegean’s President.
Watch the fight that changed the late Ken Norton‘s life. On March 1, 1973, Norton shocked the world when he fought the champion, Muhammad Ali for 12 rounds, leaving him with a bloody, shattered jaw.“I was taking out the mouthpiece and there was more and more blood on it. My bucket with the water and ice in it became red. In every other fight, between rounds, I’d take the mouthpiece out and put it in the bucket and there was just slobber on it. But here, after each round, I had to shake the mouthpiece to get all the blood out of it into the water.”Nobody expected Norton to be a worthy opponent for Ali, but by the end of the sixth round, it was clear that Norton not only was winning: he had seriously injured the champ.After wiring Ali’s jaw shut, Dr. Gary Manchester told the media, “It was a very bad break. The bone which was broken had three or four jagged edges. The edges kept poking into his mouth. He had so much pain during the fight that he’s totally exhausted right now.”
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Nest co-founder and CEO Tony Fadell is adding to his responsibilities Google Glass, which Thursday is exiting the experimental Google X unit that birthed it, Fortune has learned.Fadell sold his company a year ago to Google for $3.2 billion but agreed to continue running it. Nest makes Internet-connected thermostats and smoke detectors. Following its acquisition by Google, Nest acquired connected camera maker Dropcam for $555 million.Fadell will oversee the group responsible for Google Glass, the $1,500 wearable computer mounted on an eyeglass frame. (Glass has been widely mocked in San Francisco and elsewhere and gave rise to the term “Glasshole,” used to describe a person so enamored with new technology that they ignore the world around them.) The unit is run by Ivy Ross, who reports to Fadell. A former Apple executive most closely associated with the creation of the iPod, Fadell is not relinquishing his responsibilities at Nest, which he co-founded in 2010 with Matt Rogers, his former intern at Apple. Glass will remain within Google and not become a part of Nest.The new duties mark an interesting turn of events for Fadell, who has surprised some observers by remaining with Google following his company’s acquisition, which made him a billionaire. Responsibility for such a high-profile project—and one closely associated with Google co-founder Sergey Brin—confirms Fadell’s position as trusted advisor to CEO Larry Page.As for Glass, the group expects to wind down its nearly two-year-old Explorer program in the coming months as it continues work on the next generation of the product. Though some reports suggest that the product has lost momentum, Google maintains that its graduation from Google X is a positive sign and a step toward commercial viability. This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Enroll Now for Free 2 min read January 15, 2015 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now