BHP Billiton invests in SA beneficiation

first_img7 March 2013Mining giant BHP Billiton has unveiled a new R1-billion furnace at Samancor Manganese’s Metalloys smelter in Meyerton, south of Johannesburg, as the company moves to support the government’s drive to increase metals beneficiation in South Africa.According to Engineering News, the so-called M14 furnace is the latest of four large furnaces at Metalloys, one of the world’s largest manganese smelters, and will allow BHP Billiton to beneficiate close to 30% of the manganese ore it mines locally.BHP Billiton said on Wednesday that the furnace, the largest new investment in the country’s manganese industry, had increased Metalloys’ production capacity by 81 MVA. The furnace is designed to produce 120 000 kt of high carbon ferro manganese per annum, and includes improvements to ensure increased reliability and pollution control.The furnace will also contribute additional carbon monoxide (CO) gas to the onsite power generation plant for additional power output, thus raising Metalloys’ energy self-sufficiency level.According to Engineering News, BHP Billiton has a 60% share in Samancor Manganese, with the remaining 40% held by Anglo American.Tom Schutte, global president of BHP Billiton Manganese, said that more than 80 percent of the world’s high grade manganese resources were in the Northern Cape. “Every one of the major and minor commodities of the world today has some degree of South African influence,” he added.Speaking at Wednesday’s unveiling, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said South Africa was by far the wealthiest mineral jurisdiction in the world.While the country had significant proven reserves of manganese, exploitation of the mineral had not been reflective of its development potential, she said. “The traditional focus on mining and exporting of un-beneficiated minerals can’t continue.“The government’s industrialisation policy calls for a paradigm shift in mineral development, strategic investment in assets to maximise long-term growth beneficiation projects, enhanced value of exports, increased sources for consumption of local content, and creation of opportunities for sustainable jobs.”Shabangu commended BHP Billiton for its investment, adding that mining should be about creating jobs and contributing to skills development.SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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New Smokey Bear among many attractions at Ohio State Fair ODNR Natural Resources Park

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Smokey Bear has been an Ohio State Fair tradition and fairgoer favorite since 1959, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This year, a brand new animatronic Smokey Bear will welcome state fair visitors to the ODNR Natural Resources Park during the Ohio State Fair. This new exhibit is just one of the many free family-friendly activities available at the park, which will be open throughout the Ohio State Fair from July 29-Aug. 9.“The Ohio State Fair provides us with such a great opportunity to share the ODNR message about all of the great recreational opportunities we have here in Ohio,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “The ODNR Natural Resources Park gives all of our visitors a chance to try out activities they might not get to experience, such as kayaking, fishing or disc golf.”This year, visitors will be welcomed to the park by a brand new Smokey Bear, whose moving arms, head and mouth will continue Smokey’s mission of teaching people about how they can prevent wildfires. The 14-foot-tall Smokey will greet each child who comes to visit by name from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Additionally, a Smokey Bear hot air balloon will take to the skies and float high above the fairgrounds the mornings of July 29-31, weather permitting.A fun activity which is open daily for visitors of all ages is the 7,000-square-foot kayak pond. ODNR Division of Watercraft staff will be on hand to help people learn new paddling skills. Additionally, a stand-up paddleboarding demonstration will occur daily at 3 p.m. in the kayak pond. New this year is the addition of a personal watercraft simulator, which will allow visitors the fun experience of “riding” a jet ski while staying (mostly) dry.For people interested in fishing, the Youth Fishing Pond is open daily to guests under 14. Kids can fish for one of almost 2,000 bluegill that will be stocked throughout the fair, and they will have the option to keep their catch. Fish filleting and frying demonstrations will also be featured at the fishing pond for guests of all ages.The ever popular ODNR Amphitheater will once again provide outdoor entertainment to visitors, with seating for approximately 500 people, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Amphitheater acts range from music groups and lumberjacks to animals from the Columbus Zoo, as well as a show featuring retriever dogs.Visitors can learn about Ohio’s native wildlife, such as snapping turtles and rat snakes, along the wildlife boardwalk. Park visitors are welcome to visit the Butterfly House to get an up close look at butterflies emerging from their chrysalises. Visitors are also invited to Ruthven’s Aviary, which offers fairgoers a chance to learn about making their backyards wildlife-friendly, especially for Ohio’s native bird species.For the second year in a row, disc golf will be offered in the Ohio State Parks camping village, with professionals available to teach visitors about golfing skills and equipment. In the camping village, visitors can also explore some of the options available to people wishing to stay overnight in one of Ohio’s 74 state parks, with ODNR’s new Play and Stay camper and a yurt being featured this year.The Ohio Public House, a renovated pioneer cabin, will transport visitors back in time to Ohio in the 1800s. Volunteers in period costumes as well as a variety of activities, games and music will teach visitors about Ohio’s pioneer days.Fairgoers are also encouraged to try their hand at archery or visit the Annie Oakley BB Shooting Range. Instructors from the ODNR Division of Wildlife will be in the park to assist visitors in these activities.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, August 30, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Moisture is pushing off to the east and south this morning as a cold front attempts to clear the area. We should see dry air overspread the state through the rest of today and tomorrow behind that cold front. Temps will be a couple of degrees cooler today and tomorrow, but the biggest noticeable feature will be lower relative humidity. Overall, it will be a nice change from the past few days.  Our next chance of rain is back for the weekend. Winds shift to the south on the backside of high pressure later tomorrow, and that will bring warm, unstable air back in across the eastern corn belt. While it there may not be a dramatic amount rain heading towards us, we do think that the best set up for rain looks to be still in northern parts of Ohio over the entire weekend. While we don’t want to completely rule out spotty showers in southern Ohio, the true focal point is farther north. In fact, a recent model run has tried to push the action even farther north, affecting mostly Michigan, Lake Erie and southern Ontario, but we are not going to go that far, and will not change our forecast that dramatically on one model run only. So, keep an eye out for scattered weekend action, and we are pulling the top end of our range down a bit, looking for a tenth up to .75” with 50% coverage from I-70 northward.  Monday should be dry. However, from there we still are rather unsettled. We will keep scattered showers in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, and likely have to increase chances of moisture for Thursday and Friday. Some models are trying to go drier for that Tuesday and Wednesday period. While we won’t rule that out, we are going more conservative and will be slow to remove moisture from the window for now. We will revisit this through this afternoon and tonight, and if the forecast needs tweaking, we will do it tomorrow morning before going into the long holiday weekend. WE will put combined moisture for the week now at .25”-1” with coverage at 70% of the state. Temps stay warm after warming up this weekend, and we should still be 2-8 degrees above normal all week next week. The map at right shows our rain potential combined over the next 10 days.  The extended period has a stronger cold front moving in around the 10th, taking through the 12th to slide through. This will bring some rain chances, up to an inch in spots. But, the strength and location of the front also hints at some significant change in airmass coming behind. In fact, we could be looking at a move to below normal temps closer to mid-month.last_img read more

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The Hustler’s Playbook: Ignore the Critics

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Hustlers inevitably draw attention to themselves. Because they work hard, make waves, and make things happen, people take notice. Some small portion of those who take notice will be critical of the hustler (not only will the number of critics be small, their stature is equally small).The critic attacks the hustler. They attack her work as being inferior to others and inferior to their own work (many critics will mistakenly believe they are the hustler’s peer, even though they criticize instead of hustling). They attack the fact that she makes waves, that she doesn’t know her place. They attack her because she is producing results. And her results are the real source of their criticism; they criticize because they are jealous.The critic wants the attention that the hustler commands. When they can’t get the attention themselves, the critic tries desperately hard to bring down the hustler. When the attacks on her work and the attention she is getting don’t work, the critics attack the hustler personally. They attack her intelligence, her appearance, her motives, anything to bring her down to their level. When the attacks get personal, you know for certain the critic is beaten.None of this matters to the hustler. The hustler doesn’t care what the critic believes about her or her work. The critic’s attacks don’t interest the hustler because she isn’t doing what she does for the critics. The critics aren’t her audience. The hustler is hustling for herself, for the people counting on her, and for the people who find value in what she does. So she ignores the critics, and she continues her hustle.There isn’t a professional movie critic with an academy award for directing or acting. Their isn’t a music critic with a shelf full of Grammys for having written, produced, or performed music that changed the world. Their isn’t a literary critic with a Pulitzer or Nobel Prize in literature. Those awards belong to the hustlers, to the people who have put themselves out there, who have bravely opened themselves up to the criticism.If you are going to hustle, create, and make a difference, you are going to draw the slings and arrows of the critic. The critic isn’t your audience, and trying to please the critics is a fool’s errand. Ignore the critics, and let the trolls be damned.last_img read more

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San Miguel ends Ginebra’s 7-game run

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lee says UST will use loss to UP as motivation Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PBA IMAGESSan Miguel caught fire early and built enough cushion to hold off Barangay Ginebra, 107-103, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Terrence Watson impressed in his debut as he unloaded 28 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal.ADVERTISEMENT Watson, the Beermen’s third import this conference, replaced the underwhelming Terik Bridgeman.Arwind Santos also continued his stellar showing, pouring in 23 markers built on three 3-pointers off the bench while Chris Ross got 20 points, five assists, four boards, and four steals while also defending Ginebra import Justin Brownlee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut it was Alex Cabagnot, who came to the rescue for San Miguel (5-3), drilling the killer jumper with 54.1 seconds to spare and the final free throws to put the Gin Kings away. He finished with 16 markers, five assists, and three rebounds.“Before this game, I was really worried because Ginebra has been playing well. But my players really showed what they got and I’m really proud of them,” said coach Leo Austria. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. June Mar Fajardo posted 10 points and 15 rebounds as he, Watson, and Ross triggered the Beermen’s early assault that had them leading, 30-16, in the first quarter before extending it to as high as 26, 59-33 early in the third quarter.Japeth Aguilar paced Ginebra (7-2) with 18 points and seven rebounds, LA Tenorio flirted with a triple-double with 17 markers, seven boards, and six dimes, and Greg Slaughter had 16 points and seven rebounds in the loss.The San Miguel defense, anchored by Ross, kept Brownlee in check as he was held to only 14 markers on 7-of-18 shooting from the field, to go with 12 boards and seven assists.The scores:SAN MIGUEL 107 – Watson 28, Santos 23, Ross 20, Cabagnot 16, Fajardo 10, Lassiter 7, Rosser 3, Heruela 0, De Ocampo 0.ADVERTISEMENT GINEBRA 103 – J. Aguilar 18, Tenorio 17, Slaughter 16, Brownlee 14, Ferrer 11, Thompson 7, Caguioa 3, Mercado 2, R. Aguilar 0, Taha 0.Quarters: 30-16, 56-33, 87-65, 107-103.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO SUPPORT CREATION PRODUCTION AND DISCOVERABILITY OF CANADIAN CONTENT

first_imgKey recommendations include:Valuing and supporting artists to nurture their creativity. Writers, showrunners, directors and performers should have direct access to funding to develop the story, initiate the partnerships essential for any audiovisual work, and find the producer and distribution channel most appropriate for the work.Amending the Broadcasting Act so it applies to all programming content provided to Canadians, regardless of the services and technologies used to produce the content or to make it available.Providing the CRTC with the tools needed to regulate all Canadian and foreign services providing programming content to Canadians.Requiring all players in the Canadian market – traditional broadcasters, OTT and music streaming services, Internet Service Providers and Wireless Service Providers – to contribute to the creation of Canadian content.Requiring all services offering online programming to Canadians, including OTT services and music streaming services, to: register for, collect and remit the GST/HST on their Canadian subscriptions, and to pay corporate taxes on Canadian revenues.Increasing Canadian content discoverability options by requiring: all services offering on-demand programming content to Canadian consumers to maintain a Canadian content minimum in their program selections; Internet search engines to tweak their algorithms to ensure Canadians are offered some Canadian choices when they search for cultural/artistic content.ACTRA applauds the 2,000 interested parties that participated in this consultation process and looks forward to reviewing the Panel’s report before June 30, 2019.While the ultimate goal is to create updated legislation inclusive of all players in today’s broadcast landscape, ACTRA urges the government and the CRTC to make any changes that would expedite the implementation of these much-needed improvements to our legislative framework.To read ACTRA’s submission, click here.About ACTRAACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 25,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community. TORONTO, ON (January 16, 2019) — The Canadian union representing over 25,000 English-language performers in film, television and digital media has laid out its future vision in its submission to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel.“ACTRA believes urgent change is needed to adapt Canada’s legislative framework to the digital age,” says Stephen Waddell, ACTRA National Executive Director. “All players in the Canadian market should be treated fairly and equitably, and in a manner that levels the playing field. To maintain sustained funding for Canadian content production and to increase discoverability, we need to ensure both foreign and Canadian online streaming services fund and feature Canadian content.”In its submission to the Panel, ACTRA reviewed issues related both to the legislative framework as well as policies and programs dealing specifically with the theme of supporting creation, production and discoverability of Canadian content. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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DEPUTY GOVERNOR PROMISES MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE IN GOVERNMENT

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Private sector was candid in its explanation at the sluggish pace at the One Stop Shop and the DG said, the season is here for zero tolerance for inefficient service as the country rolls out the red carpet to more investment.  Related Items:anya willams, Enhancing National Competitiveness Conference, streamlining government services Invest Turks and Caicos Hosts Enhancing National Competitiveness Conference PROVO INT’L HAILED AS IMPRESSIVE NECESSARY FEAT BY NATION’S LEADERS Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 5, 2016 – Tough talk came from the head of the Civil Service on Thursday at the one day Enhancing National Competitiveness Conference held by the Invest Turks and Caicos Agency at Beaches Resort.  DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES. Her Excellency, Deputy Governor Anya Williams said not only will the system be streamlined so that payments for licenses and other articles linked to doing one type of business, for example, will be lumped; but the training investment and performance reviews of workers now demands that the public sector delivers services in excellence.last_img read more

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