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Ohio State mens tennis ties NCAA record with 184th consecutive home victory

Redshirt-junior Kevin Metka hits the ball during a match against Michigan March 21 at the Varsity Tennis Center. OSU won, 6-1.Credit: Sam Harrington / Lantern photographerA share of history has been captured by the No. 2 Ohio State men’s tennis team.With a 6-1 defeat of Michigan Friday, the Buckeyes tied the NCAA all-time home win streak with their 184th consecutive victory.“It’s been a nerve-wracking experience going through this thing,” coach Ty Tucker said. “Every match has been counted … it’s nice that the guys go down in history.”The Stanford women’s tennis team originally set the record by going undefeated at home from 1999-2011. The Buckeyes (19-2, 4-0) began their streak during the 2003 season and didn’t let the Wolverines (9-7, 1-1) get in their way of the record book.The Buckeyes took the first two matches Friday in doubles to give them a quick 1-0 lead.Redshirt-sophomore Chris Diaz and freshman Herkko Pollanen of OSU defeated Michigan juniors Alex Petrone and Michael Zhu 8-7 (7-2). It was the first time Diaz and Pollanen played together this season, showing poise to dominate the tiebreaker and win the point.Not long after that, OSU’s senior Peter Kobelt and redshirt-junior Kevin Metka beat Michigan seniors Alex Buzzi and Barrett Franks, 8-6, to give the Buckeyes the advantage heading into singles play.Diaz was off first, again, after beating junior Vlad Stefan 6-0, 6-2. Redshirt-junior Hunter Callahan then finished off Buzzi 6-1, 6-1. Both Diaz and Callahan jumped out to big leads en route to pushing the Buckeyes to a commanding 3-0 lead.Although the Varsity Tennis Center was filled to capacity and history was on the line, Diaz said he was able to stay calm throughout the match.“I’d been struggling a little bit so to get another win under my belt felt good,” Diaz said. “I just try to relax and tell myself to focus and not to think too much … sometimes I get way to into it and just have to remember it’s just a game.”Kobelt, as he has done multiple times already this season, clinched the match and put the Buckeyes in the record book with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 win over Petrone. As the captain of the team and part of 68 of those home wins, Kobelt said sealing the win was something special.“To get the final point against Michigan at home and to set the record, it’s like a storybook kind of thing,” Kobelt said. “At the end of the day, we’re just trying to get a win and win the Big Ten.”As is custom in Big Ten play, the unfinished matches continued even after the match had already been decided.Metka and redshirt-freshman Ralf Steinbach both won in three sets to give the Buckeyes six points. Pollanen was the only OSU player to lose, falling in a two-set marathon match to senior Shaun Bernstein 7-6 (8-6), 7-5.The Buckeyes have the opportunity to break the tie and have the most dominant home win streak in the history of the NCAA next Friday when No. 25 Northwestern comes to town.“Hopefully we have enough magic in us to win one more home match and kick Stanford out of the equation,” Tucker said.The match against the Wildcats is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Varsity Tennis Center. read more

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Ohio State womens soccer falls at Penn State

Then-freshman defender Taylor Schissler makes a play on the ball in a game against Pittsburgh Aug. 28, 2013. OSU won 2-0. Credit: Lantern file photoIt was a tough Friday night for the Ohio State women’s soccer team as it lost on the road against No. 8 Penn State.The Nittany Lions outscored the Buckeyes, 5-1, handing the team its worst loss of the season. The most goals allowed by the Buckeyes before the loss on Friday was three, in losses against Purdue on Sept. 14 and then-No. 4 Virginia Tech on Aug. 31.Scoring began early when Penn State freshman forward Frannie Crouse gave the Nittany Lions the lead by scoring off a cross in the second minute. Penn State added another goal in the first half when sophomore midfielder Salina Williford scored off an OSU turnover in the 27th minute.Penn State took a 2-0 lead into the half while also holding a 7-1 lead in shots. The Buckeyes got on the board early in the second half when freshman midfielder Sydney Dudley scored on a header off a cross in the 46th minute. The Nittany Lions responded quickly with a goal from senior defender Whitney Church less than three minutes later.Penn State increased the lead to 4-1 in the 65th minute when Crouse scored her second goal of the evening on a breakaway. The Nittany Lions added another goal to their lead in the 76th minute from junior forward Raquel Rodriguez off a cross from freshman midfielder Haleigh Echard.Penn State held 14-4 advantage in shots. OSU is 1-5-0 this season when trailing opponents in shot attempts.The Buckeyes fell to 4-5-0 for the season and 1-2-0 in Big Ten play, while the Nittany Lions improved to 7-1-0 and 3-0 in the Big Ten.The Buckeyes next game is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. against No. 22 Illinois at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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Mens hockey Buckeyes attend NHL development camps

Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski (center) poses for a photo with Cam Lee and Wyatt Kalynuk at Philadelphia Flyers development camp. Credit: Zack Hill | Philadelphia Flyers senior director of public relationsAfter the success the Ohio State men’s hockey team saw last year, reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009, a handful of players from the team received opportunities to skate for NHL teams during the summer.Five players who are returning from last year’s team — forwards Mason Jobst, Tanner Laczynski, Dakota Joshua and John Wiitala and defender Wyatt Ege — and three players who graduated — forward Nick Schilkey, defender Josh Healey and goalie Matt Tomkins — were invited to development camps for NHL teams across the country. These camps are meant to give teams a chance to check out prospects whom they already drafted, as well as give other young players a chance to gain experience with NHL coaches and staff.“It was really fun,” said Wiitala, who skated with the Minnesota Wild. “My family has been season-ticket holders for [the Wild] for a long time so I’ve seen a lot of games there, but it was cool getting to meet players around the rink that I’ve been watching for a really long time.”This was Wiitala’s first year attending the camp, as it was for Ege, who skated with the Vegas Golden Knights expansion team.While this was a new experience for Ege and Wiitala, Laczynski and Joshua went to their second and third NHL camps this past summer, respectively.Joshua was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round of the 2014 draft, and Laczynski was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. Both players attended their respective teams’ development camps.“I came in this year with a little bit more confidence, and it was more of a better experience overall, just enjoying my time there and not being so nervous, knowing most of the guys and coaching staff,” Laczynski said.Making his third appearance to an NHL camp, Joshua said he feels more like a veteran, and the camps give him a taste of what he hopes to achieve.“Going there as a young kid obviously I knew it was going to be a long time before I had a chance of making it somewhere in the organization, but now that I’m getting older, it’s getting closer and closer,” Joshua said. Jobst, whose 55 points led the Big Ten a season ago, was the fifth returning player to attend a camp. He attended camps for both the Boston Bruins and the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.“It was pretty surreal to put the jersey on for the first time and just get to meet all of the coaches and the coaching staff, and seeing the Stanley Cup was an unbelievable feeling, and everyone was so great there,” Jobst said.The Buckeyes have an exhibition game at home against Ryerson on Sept. 30, and then start the regular season on the road at Wisconsin on Oct. 6.  Despite losing key contributors like Schilkey and goalie Christian Frey, the hockey team has continued to maintain lofty positions for this upcoming season.“I think that every player has their individual goals, but I think what’s really important is the team goals, getting back to the tournament, and not just making it there, making a dent, and making a little run,” Witala said.To make this run, new players will need to step up — the Buckeyes graduated two of their three leading scorers this offseason — but each player said there are things he learned in development camps, like the importance of nutrition and skating stride, that he can bring back to Columbus. “The biggest thing is the work ethic,” Joshua said.  “The ones that you see make it are working really hard, learning how to try and match that and bring that every day I think is a big thing for me to bring back here.” read more

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Womens Basketball Ohio State commits 30 turnovers falls to Rutgers 6656 in

Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff calls out a play in the first half of the game against Rutgers on March 3. Ohio State lost 66-56. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorIt was a tale of two halves for the Ohio State women’s basketball team (14-13, 10-8) when it took on Rutgers (21-8, 13-5) on Sunday. Despite outscoring the Scarlet Knights 22-9 in the first quarter, the Buckeyes’ ugly side reared its head in the second half, as Rutgers overcame a 13-point deficit at halftime to take the win 66-56. With the loss, the Buckeyes snap a four-game winning streak and now move into the Big Ten tournament as the No. 5 seed. Ohio State redshirt senior forward Makayla Waterman said the loss can be attributed to the 30 turnovers the Buckeyes recorded.“We couldn’t take care of the ball,” Waterman said. “If we want to win any games, that can’t happen. I think we know that, but we were just getting frustrated with ourselves.”Despite suffering the team’s first loss since Feb. 10, redshirt senior guard Carly Santoro said it won’t affect the team negatively moving forward.“I just think it fuels our fire to go into the Big Ten tournament and make some noise,” Santoro said. “We’re not going to hang our heads on this game. we’re just going to learn from and prepare for the next team we have. A loss like this isn’t fun, but we’ll use it to motivate us.”Santoro shot 4-of-7 from the field for a team-leading 13 points with two 3-point makes. Early on, the game looked like a picture-perfect rematch of when Ohio State trounced Rutgers with a 20-point win on the road on Feb. 14. The Buckeyes jumped out to a 22-9 lead in the first quarter, shooting 72 percent from the field in the first half, including an almost perfect 5-of-6 from 3. Janai Crooms was a huge reason for the early lead. The freshman forward led the team with eight points in the first half, six coming from the 3-point line. Crooms was only able to tack on four additional points in the second half to finish the game with 12 points along with four assists and four rebounds. However, the Scarlet Knights employed an effective full-court press to force turnovers and Ohio State went from dominating the first half to shooting only 21 percent in the second half. The Buckeyes managed to make only three shots in the second half.Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said the team’s focus will be a key thing addressed in future practices, and that there were times his team handled the pressure of this game “abysmally.”“Our attention to detail and focus was not as good as it’s been,” McGuff said. “We got to get back to making sure we’re sharp in practice and really preparing for the teams we face.”Also factoring into the shift of power in the game was the Scarlet Knights tallying 15 offensive rebounds to Ohio State’s two. This allowed Rutgers to get more looks at the basket and helped lead to the Buckeyes being outscored 41-18 in the second half. Even with forcing 22 turnovers, the Buckeyes could not hit shots down the stretch, going 1-for-8 from the field in the fourth quarter in the defeat.McGuff attributed his team’s late collapse to its failure to minimize mistakes.“I think there’s the fact that we made a mistake and then it would carry over into the next play and the next play,” McGuff said. “One turnover is not just one turnover. It’s potentially a missed defensive assignment or something else. Our kids are trying to do the right thing. They’re just getting a little bit too down on themselves and not getting back to the next play.”Ohio State moves forward to the Big Ten tournament this week from March 6-10 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. read more

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Football Inexperienced Ohio State offensive line gets thrown into the fire during

The Buckeyes line up on the line of scrimmage during the 2019 Spring Game on April 13. Gray beat Scarlet 35-17. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe future of the Ohio State offensive line was at the Spring Game. But it was not on the field. Jonah Jackson, a graduate transfer from Rutgers, who will not join the Buckeyes officially until fall camp, was on the sideline during the game as was five-star center Harry Miller. But they could not help head coach Ryan Day’s offense immediately. Day had only 11 offensive linemen available for the Spring Game, forcing him to shorten the quarters and have a running clock in the second half, protecting the health of an already depleted room. On top of not being 100 percent in terms of what the room would look like in the fall during spring practice, Day already had the offensive line as one of his main worries heading into his first spring as head coach. And after the Spring Game, that did not change. “At the offensive line, we have four guys to replace there,” Day said. “They’re probably the least experienced.” But to redshirt sophomore guard Wyatt Davis, spring practice was not a time to wait for those members of the line who were not there yet or not healthy, like junior tackle Thayer Munford. It was a time to see which of the young players could emerge. “All the guys that came in early, they have really stepped, I mean all the young guys, they really have been stepping up,” Davis said. “They have been developing better every week and I’m excited to see what they are going to do this fall camp.” In the Spring Game, the Ohio State offensive line showed off its ability to block, especially in the running game. Ball carriers averaged 5.1 yards per carry Saturday, scoring four total touchdowns, including two by redshirt freshman running back Master Teague and one on a read option by sophomore quarterback Justin Fields. But the spring was also a time for personal growth. Spending the majority of his time at right guard, Davis has been viewed as one of the secure starters on the line from the start of practice. However, he does not view it in that way. “Nothing’s for sure as far as the offensive line goes until that first game,” Davis said. “I just been trying to prove that I can play that spot and just trying to get better each day.” In the middle, redshirt sophomore center Josh Myers said that the Spring Game was the end of his goal, saying he wanted to focus on his personal development, getting a lot of reps and staying healthy, all of which he accomplished. While waiting for depth, Ohio State saw the emergence of a young player that may have the opportunity for increased playing time come fall: redshirt freshman tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere. Starting at right tackle in the Spring Game, facing what many on the offensive line consider to be some of the best defensive ends in the country, Petit-Frere continued to show consistency, showing what he had shown in multiple practices before. Davis also highlighted the play of redshirt freshman Matthew Jones and freshman Ryan Jacoby on the line, saying both had made strides in the right direction during the spring. Myers said he feels as though the offensive line, with the pieces they have, has made progress from spring to the end of the Spring Game. “I think there were a lot of question marks at the beginning of the spring, a lot of guys that had to prove themselves,” Myers said. “I think, for the most part, the guys stepped up to the plate and accepted the challenge and had a good spring.” But there remains questions to be answered, such as how much playing time will be allotted to the members of the line.Once Jackson, Miller, four-star tackle Enokk Vimahi and three-star tackle Dawand Jones arrive and Munford gets healthy, Ohio State will have a better idea of what the line will look like. That is the day Myers looks forward to.  “I like that it’s a new group and we are going to have to find cohesiveness and get better,” Myers said. read more

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Pupil leaning against wall when it collapsed and killed 12yearold schoolgirl

first_imgA teenager has told an inquiry she was leaning against a wall while “mucking about” in a school changing-room when the structure collapsed, killing another pupil.The girl also described how she felt “scared” to talk to police when they questioned her about the tragic incident the following day.Keane Wallis-Bennett, 12, died when a “modesty wall” in the PE block at Liberton High School in Edinburgh collapsed on her on April 1, 2014.A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) is being held at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to examine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.Two schoolgirls who were in the changing-room at the time were called to give evidence to the inquiry on Wednesday.One of the girls, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the hearing she was changing in the shower area for football at PE, the second lesson of the day, when the accident happened.Giving evidence via a video link, the teenager said: “Me and (another girl) were sort of mucking about, having a laugh, and we just sort of had our feet on the opposite wall, it was only for a couple of seconds. She later said she was “already getting blamed for stuff” from other pupils.Another girl, who cannot be named, told the court how she sustained bruises when the falling wall hit the side of her legs as she stood in the changing room.The inquiry continues. liberton high “Then I can’t actually remember what happened after because all I remember was the wall falling back.” The witness demonstrated how her back had been on the wall that fell down, with her feet on an opposite wall.”I was facing the shower wall, so I leaned on the wall that fell down,” she told Gavin Anderson, the advocate representing Keane’s parents.The witness told the FAI she did not need to climb up to get into that position. “It wasn’t like that big a gap (between the two walls),” she said.The girl said she then fell with the wall when it collapsed and she had to get back on her feet.Asked if she had been pushing back towards the wall she was leaning on, she replied: “No, I think I was just trying to keep myself up. (It was) only a couple of seconds because it went by so quickly … maybe two or three seconds.”The witness said that was the first time they had done something like that and she had never seen anyone else doing so. She said the pupils were all in “shock” following the incident.The inquiry heard the girl was spoken to by police the following day. Asked whether she had told them everything she knew, she replied: “No, I was scared and didn’t know what to do.” Police outside Liberton High School in 2014Credit:PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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UAE para athlete killed in World Championships training in London after being

first_imgA spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “At this early stage, it is believed the man was struck by a metal pole which formed part of training facilities at the centre. “It can be confirmed that the man was a competitor at the World Para Athletic Championships being held in London. His next of kin have been informed. Police officers remain at the scene and cordons are in place. The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.” Para athlete Abdullah Hayayei has died following a training incident in London ahead of the upcoming World Para Athletics Championships, the International Paralympic Committee has announced.The 36-year-old, who represented the United Arab Emirates in the F34 class javelin and shot put at Rio 2016, was training at Newham Leisure Centre in preparation for the championships, which begin on Friday at the London Stadium.An IPC statement said: “Emergency services were called shortly after 17:00 to reports of a seriously injured man. Police, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the scene. At 17:20 the athlete was pronounced dead at the scene. Ed Warner, co-chair of London 2017, added: “This is a devastating event and everyone within the London 2017 organising committee is shocked and saddened.”Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Abdullah’s family and team-mates at what is undoubtedly a very difficult time for them. We will be working closely with all the competitors and teams over the days ahead to offer support wherever it is needed.”  A moment of silence will be held to remember Hayayei during Friday’s opening ceremony. “The athlete’s family who are in the UAE have been informed of his death and the UAE team were brought together at the team hotel to be informed of the tragic news.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. IPC president Sir Philip Craven said: “We are all truly devastated by this tragic news and the passing of Abdullah.”The thoughts, prayers and condolences of the whole Paralympic movement are with Abdullah’s family, friends and team-mates as well as the whole of the National Paralympic Committee of the UAE. We are all in a state of shock at this terrible tragedy.” A file picture of Para athlete Abdullah HayayeiCredit:Al-Bayan A file picture of Para athlete Abdullah Hayayei Our thoughts & condolences are with the family, friends & teammates of UAE’s Abdullah Hayayei at this tragic time.https://t.co/Md0jX4ok9b— Paralympic Games (@Paralympics) 11 July 2017 Saddened to hear of the death of UAE Para athlete Abdullah Hayayei. London’s condolences are with his family, friends and teammates. https://t.co/d7DrbbsZcl— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) 12 July 2017last_img read more

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Ramjattan says 300 prisoners freed Khan says NO 300 transferred Which

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, late Wednesday night revealed that about 300 prisoners have been released following the massive fire which flattened the Georgetown Prison at Camp Street.An aerial view of the Camp St. prison following the disastrous Sunday fireHe also stated that 85 convicted inmates have been relocated to the Mazaruni Prison in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The Minister made those revelations in an interview with media operatives at the University of Guyana Turkeyen and Tain Talks at the Pegasus Hotel.However, Imran Khan, Director of Public Information, is refuting the assertions posited by the Public Security Minister and is saying that 300 prisoners were not released.In a social media comment posted this morning Khan said “300 prisoners were transferred to other prisons (Mazaruni, Timehri and New Amsterdam) NOT released.”Ramjattan had said that the approximately 300 persons include those who have been granted bail for non-violent offences and prisoners who were scheduled for release in the months of July and August.Moreover, the Minister had said that he invoked his extraordinary powers and granted those inmates early release since they would have displayed good behaviour for the duration of their sentences.Ramjattan further stated that more prisoners are expected to be released to ease overcrowding and make room for those displaced.“We will be going to the other prisons at Mazaruni, Lusignan and Timehri and see those prisoners who are scheduled to be released soon and if they display good behaviour, they will also be released, so we can transfer those (from Camp Street) to those facilities,” the Minister stated.A press conference is scheduled to be held today (Thursday) at 1pm with the Public Security Minister and the Commissioner of Police, among others, to provide updates on the Georgetown Prison incident.INews will be seeking clarification at the press briefing.Meanwhile, acting Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, told the Government’s Information Hub on Wednesday that prison authorities are currently working to accurately inform the public about the prisoners as soon as possible.“I know that the media is seeking a lot of information as it relates to names of persons who have been transferred, who have been discharged, who are probably at large; we are currently working on compiling all of those lists, so that the information can be provided… We have several persons putting the pieces together,” he stated.Director of Prisons (acting) Gladwin SamuelsSamuels added that, once completed, the information would be submitted to the Public Security Minister, who would in turn make it public. This information, the acting Director of Prisons noted, would bring some sense of relief to the public, especially in light of speculations that there are “many prisoners” at large following Sunday’s incident.Authorities revealed earlier in the week that some 1018 inmates were at the Camp Street facility at the time of the jailbreak. But there have been subsequent reports of that figure being 1090, 1110 and even 1144.Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud when asked earlier in the week to state what was the exact number of prisoners that were at the Camp Street Prison at the time of the incident, related that, “I am interested in the ones that have escaped…we are trying to assist the prison in restoring order, and pursue those who have escaped and get them rearrested.”Wanted from left: Desmond James, Cobena Sephens and Cornelius ThomasThe Force confirmed on Wednesday that eight prisoners are on the run. out of the eight, wanted bulletins have been issued for six of the them, while the police and army officers are combing the backlands of East Bank and East Coast Demerara villages, as well as in the community of Buxton in search for some of the escapees.Wanted from left: Mark Royden Durant aka Royden Williams, Uree Varswyke aka Malcolm Gordon, Sherwin Nero a/k Sherwin Moses c/d “catty” and Stafrei Hopkenson AlexanderSunday’s fire which flattened the Camp Street jail had served as a distraction for inmates to escape from prisons. In their bid to do so, several prison officers were brutally attacked, and have suffered from shotgun wounds and lacerations.In fact, one of the seven wounded officers, 33-year-old Odinga Wickham, succumbed to gunshot wounds to the chest. read more

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Dog food vendor busted with unlicenced gun ammo

The gun and ammunition in questionA dog food vendor is now being processed for court after he was found in his Sophia, Greater Georgetown home with an unlicenced firearm on Thursday.The discovery was made at around 10:45h during a search by ranks of the “C” Divison.According to the Police, the 25-year-old was in the “E” Field Sophia house when the .32 Taurus pistol was found along with 12 matching rounds of ammunition. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDog food vendor charged with gun, ammo possession assaulted in Prison- SamuelsOctober 13, 2018In “Crime”Sophia resident in custody over unlicenced gunJuly 18, 2018In “Crime”Sophia man remanded after found with unlicenced gun, ammoJuly 16, 2018In “Court” read more

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Alternative to mercury for gold recovery to be demonstrated in Suriname

first_imgHaber will perform demonstration runs in Suriname soon using its hydrometallurgical “green” recovery technology on sulphide ores to prove to the government of Suriname, small scale miners and mining companies that it can more than double the current extraction efficiencies and eliminate the use of mercury. Albert B. Conti, CEO of Haber stated, “The newly elected Surinamese government has run on a platform of “green” gold mining to eliminate the use of mercury as an initiative to solve the environmental problems plaguing the country and has solicited Haber to demonstrate its technology as a possible method to effectuate its stated goal. Also the government’s interest in implementing Haber’s Strategic Abatement of Mercury and Poverty (STAMP) program to deal with small scale miners would create new opportunities for the people of Suriname and would have a significant and profound humanitarian, environmental and economic impact on Suriname’s development dynamics and could greatly stimulate its economy.” Haber’s demonstrations will use concentrates and head ore received from private and public gold mining companies. The Surinamese government and officials of international organisations will also be in attendance to observe the testing. Currently gold mining companies in Suriname are only obtaining gold recovery efficiencies in the mid 30% range using mercury. Haber has extensively tested representative materials from the region and obtained efficiencies in the 90% range, indicating that Haber’s “green” technology, if commercially implemented, could potentially more than double revenues without any increase in mining volumes. One of the objectives of the demonstration is to confirm this significant efficiency improvement to all stakeholders.Successful demonstration results would lead to the initiation of government discussions on a Suriname/Haber strategic partnership drafted to advance the countries “green” gold initiative. Furthermore, it was indicated that as part of any potential final agreement the government would provide or assist in the necessary funding to begin a small commercial Haber pilot processing plant on a current Surinamese mining operation that is using mercury.Conti continues, “The country has large gold resources which have not yet been fully exploited. Accordingly, there are numerous opportunities where Haber’s technology could be used and revenues generated. Suriname represents a unique opportunity for our company to provide an environmentally friendly process to the mining community with significant opportunities for increasing the extraction efficiencies and thereby revenues for Haber and all mercury users.“We expect to begin the gold processing demonstrations before early-October in Paramaribo and intend on establishing a permanent operations office in Paramaribo before the end of the year.  Haber has pursued for nearly six years introduction of its ‘green’ technology to eliminate the use of mercury in gold mining. It now appears that the recently elected Surinamese government’s strong ‘green’ gold policy presents a significant opportunity to begin to realise that objective. Success in Suriname would present a country blueprint on how other countries can successfully transition into becoming ‘green’ gold producers with Haber’s environmentally friendly technology being an integral part of that solution. However, it must be noted that there is no guarantee that Haber can successfully meet the protocol objectives of the demonstrations or enter into any agreements with the government or mining companies”.last_img read more

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