LTTE supporters disrupt match

A group of LTTE supporters disrupted the ICC Champions Trophy match between Sri Lanka and India at Cardiff in England today.The first disruption took place when a man ran on the field with a poster in his hand and an LTTE flag on his shoulder. Several minutes later five men ran on the field waving LTTE flags and disrupting play before security officers arrested the men.The incident took place despite assurances of tight security for the Sri Lankan cricket team at Cardiff. (Colombo Gazette)

Australians target US gold placers

first_imgIt is unusual for Australian companies to explore in the USA but Southern Gold is spreading its gold exploration tentacles that way. Drilling will start next week in the first of a three-staged program to prove up and develop a palaeoplacer gold project in the main mineralised corridor of Wyoming. The move is among the first by an Australian explorer into palaeoplacer exploration – gold bearing shallow gravels which are readily mined and treated. Similar geological environments in California and Alaska are home to prominent palaeoplacer mines. The Wyoming drill start adds to Southern Gold’s initial overseas foray 12 months ago with its agreement with Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy to develop local gold and base metals projects.Southern Gold is making its entry into the US resources sector through a new joint venture, Sweetwater Exploration, with private company, New Discovery Gold. The Adelaide explorer will have the right to earn up to a 90% interest under the Joint Venture agreement, to develop the South Pass palaeoplacer gold project in Freemont County, 400 km northwest of Denver. An internationally recognised placer expert from Micon International, Dr Richard Garnett, has been retained by the JV to advise and direct the project.Drilling of six holes will commence to evaluate the large volume of highly prospective gold-bearing placer material in a 12 km long by 500-m wide palaeodrainage channel identified through magnetic surveys and previous drilling. Southern Gold’s Managing Director, Stephen Biggins, said this initial work had defined gold-bearing gravels between 10 and 15 m thick under just 10 m of younger sedimentary cover. “The geology of the area hosts the Archaean South Pass granite-greenstone belt remarkably similar to Precambrian volcano-sedimentary terrains of the Pilbara and Yilgarn in Western Australia and Canada’s Superior Province,” Biggins said. “The South Pass region in particular has been Wyoming’s most important source of gold and iron ore, with historic production from there conservatively estimated at 350,000 oz of gold. “The joint venture provides Southern Gold with entry to a potentially very large, easily-mined and metallurgically simple, gold deposit.”last_img read more

Xtravision reverses policy on preordered Xbox One consoles

first_imgXTRA-VISION HAVE backtracked on it’s policy regarding pre-ordered Xbox One consoles.The company have now said that from today any person who collects their pre-ordered XBox One will not have to purchase an additional game in order to receive their console.It follows media attention, social media backlash and complaints to the the National Consumer Agency (NCA) over their initial policy which came to light when the console was released last Friday.In a statement released today, Xtra-vision also said that customers who have already collected their XBox One console and purchased an additional game can receive a refund on the game if the customer has proof of purchase and the game is unopened.Xtra-vision say that these policy changes apply to all of their stores and on game purchases made between 22 November and 26 November.The company have also confirmed that customers who have pre-ordered the PlayStation 4, which is released this Friday, will not have to purchase an additional game in order to receive their console.The change of heart by Xtra-vision has been welcomed by the NCA who called their decision a “successful outcome”.“Through our intervention with Xtra-vision the NCA has achieved a positive outcome for affected consumers by securing compliance in line with consumer legislation. This action will result in an immediate and real benefit for consumers,” according to NCA chief executive Karen O’Leary.O’Leary also urged consumers to understand and assert their rights:If consumers have pre-ordered and paid a deposit or in full for a product then a contract is in place and unless the contract provides otherwise, consumers should not have any additional charges or conditions imposed upon them.Xtra-vision say they regret any upset or inconvenience the situation has caused to customers.Read: Anger as Xtra-Vision doesn’t honour Xbox pre-orders unless extra game is bought >Read: Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which comes out on top? >last_img read more