Next week, Community Capacity Building concentration area of Military Families Learning Network will be joining the Personal Finance concentration area of MFLN for an event. Join us on Tuesday, March 27th at 11:00 am EDT for a 90-minute webinar, Getting to Know You: Introducing Personal Finance Managers and Cooperative Extension to Each Other, hosted by the Personal Finance concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network.The webinar will focus on building community capacity among financial educators working with military service members; discussing programs and resources available to service members and families through each Military Services’ financial readiness programs and the Cooperative Extension System.Representatives from each military branch of service’s financial readiness office will speak about the best practices their PFMs are using in the field to educate service members.Dr. Barbara O’Neill will give an overview of resources available to PFMs through the Cooperative Extension system.For more information and to register for this free webinar, go to this page.
Bibliography:Cottle, George F. 1938. “Medical Care of Naval Families.” U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings (October): 1431-1432.Defense Health Board. U.S. Department of Defense. 2017 Pediatric Health Care Services. (December).Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC). 2015. Final Report (January 25).This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on May 25, 2018. Written by Christopher Plein, Ph.D. West Virginia University and MFLN Caregiving Team As a university professor, one of my main responsibilities is to teach courses on healthcare policy and administration. An underlying theme in most of my lessons is that what we think of as new or novel questions or issues are likely not so. Instead, it is most often the case that similar issues or comparable challenges have been faced in the past. As the old saying goes, “there is nothing new under the Sun.” This rang startling true to me when I recently read an article entitled “Medical Care of Naval Families.” Published in the October 1938 issue of the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings – a journal dedicated to wide array of issues in the service that continues to be published – I was struck by similarities between now and then.Written by Captain William Cottle, the article identifies issues relevant 80 years ago that still resonate today. One deals with the transient nature of military family life. Cottle notes that “Navy families move from one community to another. They lose contact with the old family physician or the physician in the home town” (p. 1431). He explains that the Navy’s emerging practice of providing medical services to families helps to alleviate this challenge. Yet, resources are scarce and stretched thin. He notes, “A few, very few, doctors, nurses, and hospital corpsmen have been drawn from duty with active naval personnel to meet the demand. The demand has already outstripped the capacity of assigned personnel.” For him, the solution involves help from Congress and constructive criticism, tolerance and patience from all of those involved as the system evolves. In short, “The time has come to give this service the recognition it deserves and the backing it needs” (p. 1434). Sounds familiar doesn’t it?Cottle makes broader observations about healthcare delivery in the 1930s that are worth considering today. He notes, that “Today the number of physicians whose individual knowledge and ability is sufficient to permit them to practice successfully alone is very small.” He also considers the popular idea that the patient should be “guaranteed freedom of choice” (p. 1431). For the nascent Navy medical program, the message here is the need for coordination of care across specialties and services. There is also a message to patients and their families that in an age of systemization and specialization, choice must be balanced with the needs and capacities of the delivery system. In other words, you can’t always get what you want. Again these echoes of the past are heard clearly today whether one is in the civilian or military health systems.In a recent blog, I discussed the priorities placed on family readiness and its evolution over time. The idea is that family readiness, achieved through support programs and personnel, contributes to force readiness. I should not have been surprised when I found these sentiments expressed by Cottle. Allowing for the more gender-specific times of his day, he justifies investment in family medical services by observing, “When officers and men are separated from their families by seagoing, their morale is heightened and their efficiency maintained if they know there is a reasonably adequate medical service for which their families may apply while the head of the family is at sea” (p. 1433).Dipping into history is no idle academic exercise. It gives us practical insight on the issues that we deal with today. For example, an appreciation of the past gives us new insights on more recent studies and reports relating to the military health system (see for example, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission 2015, Defense Health Board 2017). It also gives us a greater sense of appreciation for those who have served and sacrificed for our country. It’s a fitting thing to consider on this Memorial Day weekend.
Establishing shots should be subtle, not only communicating location in time and space but also setting the tone for the story about to take place.How did establishing shots develop, and what can they do for the narrative in your film? Let’s take a look.Early establishing shots in silent films were just a silhouette of a city with a name card. Orsen Wells’s Citizen Kane (1941), the source of many modern cinema conventions, added some live footage of monkeys in front of its ominous painted castle.As film evolved, each successive generation of filmmakers pushed the envelope, and a visual language emerged for situating the audience as artfully as possible in the world of the film without communicating more information than the audience can absorb.Image via Citizen Kane.A densely layered cityscape or an architectural wide shot can both be overwhelming if they appear in a straight cut — the eye doesn’t know where to look. A device emerged in the ’70s and ’80s whereby a camera could tilt up or down, slowly revealing the city or building, which changed how filmmakers could transition into these shots.This has become a trope — a helicopter flies over the water, only showing reflections as the opening credits roll, then slowly tilting up to reveal the shining lights of a city. This has become a trope for a reason. It gives our eyes time to adjust and anticipate the coming vista. It allows us to arrive in the world of the story.Some films take this to the next level by pushing into a specific building (or window) of the city, then cutting to that office. Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight pushes in on the rooftops of Gotham, and later of Hong Kong, to find the Dark Knight himself standing guard over the city.These shots work by threading together different elements, slowly introducing us to how they are related. Brian DePalma’s Scarface (1983) has some incredibly stylish establishing shots, none more so than the one when Tony visits his mother for the first time in America. It starts on a neon pink sky, punctured by industrial towers. A shiny white Cadillac drives into the frame. The camera cranes down, revealing a small-but-well-maintained house, as the car pulls up and Tony gets out.Image via Scarface (Universal).In just ten seconds, we understand that a criminal son is visiting his poor-but-upstanding mother on the wrong side of the tracks. Each element is introduced in turn, and we make the connections as they appear. It’s an incredibly artful, stylish piece of filmmaking, even more surprising since only twenty minutes before — in the same movie — we were watching a guy being dismembered with a chainsaw.Great establishing shots not only tell us where we are, they connect the characters to the location in a way that let us consider those connections.Skyfall.Consider these two shots: one from Trading Places, the other from Skyfall. One starts a scene, the other finishes a scene. Trading Places shows us the town we are in, craning down as a car comes to a halt to reveal our characters and begin the dialogue. In Skyfall, the scene develops after a conversation between our characters and their journey — the camera cranes up as the car turns into a driveway, revealing the name of the film and the setting for the final act.Both shots reveal elements slowly, building the atmosphere in a way a straight cut couldn’t. Establishing shots work best when they’re not standalone shots but, rather, a sequence of frames linked in a single shot, releasing critical information at a pace the audience can follow.Cover image via Skyfall (Columbia Pictures).Looking for more on cinematography? Check out these articles.Is the GoPro 7 Black the Best Action Camera on the Market?6 Slow Motion Cameras You Can AffordProduction Tips: Working With a Color Checker on Your Next ShootAdd Flavor to Your Footage by Implementing Color ScienceCamera Insights: The Best A-Cam and B-Cam Video Setups
Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech has been a slugfest thus far, and we now have our first ejection of the contest. Junior defensive back Desmon Smith was booted from the game for targeting after a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit in the first half.Smith’s hit came against Rebels wideout DaMarkus Lodge with just under seven minutes left in the first quarter. Smith leads with his helmet and catches Lodge under the crown of the helmet as he comes down from trying to catch a pass.Smith was called for targeting and ejected. It’s actually one of the least-controversial calls for targeting that we’ve seen so far this year.Ole Miss, at the moment, holds a 24-7 lead on the Red Raiders. The second quarter is about to start.Here’s the play:Desmon Smith got ejected from the game for this hit pic.twitter.com/7uq89WBrSs— Prime Bam Childress (@fearthe_beard11) September 1, 2018Needless to say, this isn’t the start that Texas Tech was looking for.Neither Ole Miss nor Texas Tech are expected to be national title contenders this year, but a big win against a ‘Power 5’ program could go a long way for each team.
Restoration of power remains the primary focus of recoveryefforts in the wake of Hurricane Juan, Ernest Fage, Ministerresponsible for the Emergency Measures Act, said today, Oct. 1. Mr. Fage said co-ordinated provincial, municipal and federalefforts to assist Nova Scotia Power in that essential workcontinues. Meanwhile, all provincial roads are open, emergency assistance isbeing made available to families needing food and the provincehas secured federal assurances that cost-sharing arrangements fordisaster relief will be available. “The majority of the problems continue to stem from the poweroutage. These problems include spoiling food and lack of waterfor those on wells,” the minister said. “We are assured by NovaScotia Power that the restoration effort is proceeding with allthe dispatch that safety allows.” Armed forces personnel, provincial transportation employees andworkers from affected municipalities are working with power crewsto clear trees so repairs can be made to power lines and poles.Information numbers for Nova Scotia Power are 902-428-6004 inHalifax Regional Municipality (HRM) or toll free at 1-877-428-6004. Military officials are asking drivers to slow down and use careand caution in areas where personnel are helping with the clean-up and power restoration. And Emergency Measures Organizationofficials have repeated warnings that people should stay awayfrom downed power lines. Community Services Department staff are working with the RedCross and with food banks to ensure that anyone who needs food,shelter or assistance is being taken care of. Provincial caseworkers are working with income assistance clientswhose groceries spoiled in freezers or refrigerators while thepower was out. Emergency assistance will be provided immediatelyto those in need. Additional assistance will be reviewed on acase-by-case basis. The Health Department is also providing extra support forseniors. Assistance and information is available at 1-800-225- Food specialists from the Department of Agriculture havecontacted nursing homes to provide food safety information andhome care services have been prioritized so those who need helpmost urgently will receive it first. Food safety questions can be directed to the Department ofAgriculture and Fisheries at 902-424-1173. Public health officials continue to urge people to also keepsafety in mind when using candles, outdoor cooking stoves, chainsaws or when climbing to remove branches or clear debris. If prescriptions are running low and patients are unable tocontact their family doctors, a pharmacy may be able to helptemporarily. The Department of Environment and Labour advises that municipalwater utilities are continuing to supply water that is safe forhuman consumption. If you have your own well and it was notdamaged during the hurricane, the water will be the same asbefore the hurricane. If there is any doubt, the best policy is to boil the water for at least one minute before consuming. Questions about water, especially well water, should be directedto 902-424-7773 in HRM, East or West Hants. In Colchester andPictou counties phone 902-893-5880. All furnace oil spills resulting from line breaks, flooding ortank damage should be reported to the Department of Environmentand Labour at 902-424-7773 during business hours, at the environmental emergencies number 1-800-565-1633, or at 902-426-6030. People experiencing telephone service problems can contact theirservice provider to report service outages. They are reminded notto touch downed phone lines; contact the phone company forrepair. A ban has ordered on open fires in areas affected by thehurricane. Burning of tree limbs and other hurricane debris isprohibited until Wednesday Oct. 15 due to the potential firehazard. Municipal and volunteer firefighters are assisting incleanup and recovery operations and must be available foremergencies other than brush fires. Provincial parks, including campgrounds, that are operated by theDepartment of Natural Resources within Halifax and Colchestercounties are now closed for the season because of storm-relateddamage. All schools and school board offices in the Halifax RegionalSchool Board region will remain closed for the remainder of theweek. Repairs are underway to provincial buildings damaged by thestorm. Most provincial government offices are back in operation,either in their usual premises or, if power is still out, inalternative quarters. -30-
Bala Devi Chandrashekar is ready to enthrall the audience with her new dance recital ‘Brihadeeswara – form to formless’ through the eyes of a Devaradiyaal. Bala Devi Chandrashekar is a Bharatanatyam exponent, research scholar, and a passionately committed teacher, who is known for her distinct scholarly style. Through her classical dance, she strives to interpret ancient philosophical and spiritual concepts and presents it in a classicism that is always contemporary in interpretation and communicates across cultures. All her productions are accompanied by world-class music. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe event will be held at India International Center, New Delhi, on August 12, 2019, 6:30 pm. Brihadeeswara – form to formless is one of her acclaimed productions. This exquisite production takes the audience on a journey into the life and mind of a Devaradiyaal, who like the name means one who has to dedicate herself to the eternal service of the God, one who leads the purest of pure lives. This unique production celebrates the way her devout soul is immersed in the spiritual fervour pervading the spellbinding edifice built by Raja Raja Chola and the intertwining of the spatial and spiritual vibrations experienced by the Devaradiyaal, as she goes about her daily life in the hallowed premises of the architectural wonder that is the Brihadeeswara temple. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardDevaradiyaal will explore all hues of Karna’s emotions trapped in moral dilemmas, the angst and the conflict with which he grew up all his life. This unique production weaves the connection between the physical, metaphysical, lyrical and spiritual significance of each facet of the magnificent structure. The presentation begins with a lyrical description of the beauty of the Devaradiyaal -in ragam ataana – one whose meditative state appears statuesque. Her tresses like dark clouds, the sun and moon ornaments glistening on either side of her neatly parted hair, her forehead ornament glittering like Shiva’s third eye – from head to toe she radiates rhythm and beauty. She, who is blessed with the eternal boon to be of service to the Lord, remains a nithyasumangali – meaning one who is eternally married. Her esoteric connection to the Lord is more than even that of a devout ascetic.
TORONTO — Falling mining issues helped push the Toronto stock lower Monday as base metal stocks declined amid data showing continued contraction of China’s manufacturing sector and slowing expansion in the United States.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 14,278.55 -57.21 -0.40%S&P 500 — 1,857.44 -9.08 -0.49%Dow — 16,276.69 -26.08 -0.16%Nasdaq — 4,226.38 -50.40 -1.18%The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 57.21 points to 14,278.55, with the market also held back by gold stocks, which gave up further ground as bullion prices continued to decline.The Canadian dollar was up 0.12 of a cent to 89.33 cents US.U.S. indexes were also lacklustre as the initial or “flash” Markit purchasing managers index for the United States fell to 55.5 in March from 57.1 in February, but still showed improving conditions for manufacturers. Readings over 50 in the purchasing managers index indicate growth. The Dow Jones industrials shed 26.08 points to 16,276.69, while the S&P 500 index was 9.08 points lower at 1,857.44.The Nasdaq was the biggest loser, down 50.4 points to 4,226.39 amid losses in biotechs and social media stocks. Facebook, for example, was down 4.67% to US$64.10.Data out earlier in the session showed that the preliminary version of HSBC’s purchasing managers’ index for China dropped to 48.1 in March from February’s 48.5. It was the lowest reading since July 2013 and was below consensus expectations of a modest rise. The worse than expected Chinese data suggested that the slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy is deepening.In the past, traders have reacted to bad Chinese economic news in a more positive light amid hopes that the Chinese government would take action to ensure it meets its growth target of about 7.5%.But that confidence has been shaken lately.“It is very much a different policy backdrop, monetary and fiscal,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“It’s clear that officials in China will be far more tolerant of a little slower growth because there is a broader shift occurring where officials would like to see an economy that is far more domestic consumption based.”The gold sector was the leading decliner, down about 4.35% as April bullion shed $24.80 to US$1,311.20 an ounce.Gold prices initially spiked in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Crimea earlier this month. But they backed off as any threat of military retaliation quickly evaporated while sanctions have been aimed at specific individuals, not the main Russian economy.The metals and mining sector gave up early gains to move down 1.48% while May copper was unchanged at US$2.95 a pound. Worries about China have pushed the sector down more than 6% this month, making that group the leading loser, while copper prices have fallen more than 7.5%.The energy sector edged up 0.11% as the May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 14 cents to US$99.60 a barrel.The tech sector was ahead 0.47% and BlackBerry (TSX:BB) was up 31 cents to C$10.50 ahead of earnings from the smartphone maker coming out on Friday. On average, investors expect the company to post revenue of $1.1 billion and a net loss of about 57 cents a share. That is down sharply from a year ago when BlackBerry posted revenue of $2.2 billion and earnings per share of 18 cents.Utilities and financials also supported the TSX.TOP STORIESForget about a housing crash, only Toronto shows ‘borderline case’ for bubbleLoonie set for long slide as stars align against currencyBlackBerry’s near-death experience has passed, but rebuilding the balance sheet won’t be easy‘The old growth engine is losing steam:’ New worries about ChinaWHAT’S ON DECK TUESDAYECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES9 a.m.S&P Case-Shiller home price index (Jan): Economists expect 0.6% rise from month before, 13.34% rise year over year FHFA House price index (Jan): Economists expect 0.6% rise 10 a.m.New home sales (Feb): Economists expect a decline of 4.9% Conference Board Consumer confidence index (March): Economists expect a reading of 78.5, up slightly from month before CORPORATE NEWSUNITED STATESMcCormick & Company, Inc. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 58¢ a share Walgreen Co Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 93¢ a share
OTTAWA — Business associations are warning that substantial tax changes in the U.S. could end up inflicting more damage on the Canadian economy than the possible termination of the North American Free Trade Agreement.Two of the country’s biggest business lobby groups say much of their attention these days is focused on the negatives of the recent U.S. decision to slash corporate taxes to levels comparable to those in Canada.The warning follows on the heels of the Bank of Canada’s first public estimate on the impact of the U.S. tax changes on the economy north of the border.Lawrence Solomon: Who’s helping more people, Kathleen Wynne or Trump? (Hint: it’s not Wynne)Apple’s spending plan may help America, but it will likely help shareholders even moreBanks see initial writedowns, future earnings bump under Trump tax changesThe bank predicts NAFTA uncertainty and the tax reforms will encourage firms to divert more of their planned investments from Canada to the U.S., trimming half a percentage point off Canadian investment by the end of next year.Business Council of Canada president John Manley says he believes the fallout from the U.S. tax changes on the Canadian economy could be even bigger than the negatives associated with the potential demise of the NAFTA.Canadian Chamber of Commerce president Perrin Beatty says the U.S. tax reforms should be a wake-up call to spur Canada into finding ways to make the country more attractive for both domestic and foreign investors.
The boy had been reported missing by his family and his body had later been been found in a jungle in Iranawila, Chilaw.Police suspect the boy had been abducted and murdered. Eyewitnesses had said that the boy had been with an unidentified man who is believed to have killed him. (Colombo Gazette) A suspect has been arrested over the recent death of a nine year old boy in Chilaw.The nine year old boy who was reported missing in the Chilaw area had later been found dead.
Notice has been issued on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appear before the special court hearing cases on major fraud and corruption.The Attorney General’s Department last week filed a case with the new High Court at Bar against Rajapaksa and six others over allegations of misappropriating state funds for the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum. Accordingly Rajapaksa and six others have been issued notice to appear in court on September 10th.Earlier former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others were granted bail in the first case heard by the special court. (Colombo Gazette)
The meeting last week in Geneva organized by the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was designed to launch a global effort aimed at eliminating spam, which accounts for an estimated 80 per cent of all email traffic and costs the global economy some $25 million in losses each year.In addition to strong country laws, technical solutions and international cooperation, the meeting generated consensus on the need for consumer education and industry self-regulation as part of a multi-track solution to the nuisance.Robert Horton, Acting Chair of the Australian Communications Authority and Chairman of the meeting, said spam has grown into a major plague affecting the digital world. “We are facing a global epidemic which can only be combated through a global and concerted action,” he said.”What is at stake is no less than the protection and preservation of the Internet as we know it,” he declared. “I am convinced that we can curb spam within the next two years if we act on a number of fronts simultaneously and make sure that there are no havens for spammers anywhere in the world.”Despite the enactment of anti-spam legislation in about 30 countries and the introduction of technical solutions by Internet service providers and end-users, there has been so far no significant impact on the volume of unwanted email, with spammers sending hundreds of millions of messages per day.Increasingly, spam is being used to support fraudulent and criminal activities, including attempts to capture financial information such as account numbers and passwords by masquerading messages as originating from trusted companies, called “brand-spoofing” or “phishing.” In addition, spam can be exploited as a vehicle to spread computer viruses and worms.Mobile networks face the problem of bulk unsolicited text messages which aim to generate traffic to premium-rate numbers. As these trends transcend national boundaries, international cooperation is essential to enforce anti-spam laws, the ITU pointed out.
A study by the University of the West of England last year found that a 20-minute increase in commute time, averaged out across the year, is equivalent to a 19 per cent pay cut for job satisfaction. The study by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.It follows data suggesting that one in seven commuters is now spending two hours or more each day travelling to and from work. People are happy to commute up to 45 minutes if it means living in a good area or reaching a desirable job, but not longer, according to a study.Researchers analysing the habits of 4,248 workers over seven years found that individuals whose commutes to their place of employment were longer than 45 minutes tended to move house in order to reduce their travel times.Conversely, those who started the study period with commutes shorter than 45 minutes were often prepared to increase their travel times in order to move to a better home or to reach a more desirable job located further away.The study also found that those who did not move house over the study period were more likely to have shorter commutes to begin with and to be home-owners with decent to high incomes.Meanwhile people who changed residences but remained at the same workplace, had middle-range incomes and upgraded from tenancy to ownership, which lengthened commutes. 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.
The Siberian Coal and Energy Co’s (SUEK) Tugnui surface mine has achieved record figures in overburden removal operations and coal production since its establishment. By November 29, the Tugnui mine had produced 6 Mt of coal since the beginning of the year. This is the highest output in its history. Moreover, in November the Mine repeated a one-month output record of 803,008 t which was set last October. Also in Russia’s National Business Awards 2010, SUEK was named the the winner in the Fuel and Energy Sector nomination category.The best performance at Tugnui was demonstrated by the crews of EKG-5u excavator No. 43 (foreman Andrei Zyazin), EKG-4u excavator No. 264 (foreman Aleksandr Lyamichev), and Коmatsu PC-1250 No. 20587 (foreman Maksim Evstifeyev).The one-month figures of overburden removal operations were also record-breaking. In November, as many as 5 Mt of overburden were removed, compared with the average of 1 to 3 Mt. Among the crews of overburden removal machines the best performers were the EKG- 8i excavator crew.Bucyrus shovels achieved the highest production figures on November 26. For example, the crew of Bucyrus shovel No. 1 consisting of foreman Eduard Prokhorov and Sergei Nopin loaded 51,130 m3 of rock. Bucyrus shovel No. 2 consisting of the foreman Petr Polyakov and Mikhail Matveyev loaded 51,565 m3 of rock.Andrei Fyodorov, General Director of SUEK-Krasnoyarsk, congratulated the Tugnui miners on their high labour achievements. In his cable he wrote: “The enterprise has achieved such high results for the first time in its history. Undoubtedly, credit must be given to the team of Tugnui miners. I thank you, my dear colleagues, for your work! I wish you all further professional success, labour records, health, happiness and welfare!
By Marc Davis, http://www.bnwnews.ca/ The quest to commercialise one of Latin America’s last undeveloped major gold deposits is one major step closer to a prospectively big pay day for its unlikely owner – a small gold explorer named Exeter Resource. A Canadian-headquartered company, Exeter recently completed a major milestone development. It announced a positive metallurgical study for the sprawling Caspiche gold-copper deposit in northern Chile’s gold-rich Maricunga mineral belt. This is where over 100 Moz of gold are concentrated among a clutch of mines. The deposit weighs-in at 26 Moz of gold, 6,700 Mlb of copper and 48.4 Moz of silver. This makes it one of the world’s biggest gold discoveries and one of only a handful of mega deposits not yet bought by one of the industry major mining companies. The only other mine-in-the-making in Latin America that edges Caspiche in terms of size is the nearby Cerro Casale deposit. Jointly owned by global gold mining powerhouses, Barrick Gold and Kinross Gold Corp, it hosts 28.8 Moz of gold. It is scheduled for the completion of detailed engineering this year and the startup of mine construction in 2012. Exeter’s vice president of development, Jerry Perkins, says the metallurgical study on the bulk of Exeter’s mineral resources suggests that gold, silver and copper can be mined without any unusual technical obstacles. “Test work has demonstrated that Caspiche sulfide mineralisation can be successfully treated using commercially available technologies to produce readily marketable products,” he says.David West, a precious metals analyst for the Vancouver-based investment bank, Salman Partners, says that this development goes a long way towards de-risking the project. “It’s one of the larger hurdles that they needed to surpass,” he says. “In my estimation this makes the company a more attractive takeover candidate for a major company that can afford the large CAPEX (mine building) costs involved in a project of this size and complexity.”Even though Exeter has been the subject of takeover rumors for some time, the company says it’s happy to go it alone through 2011 – as it’s convinced that there is considerably more value in the project that has yet to be unlocked. On that note, Exeter’s metallurgical work will be a key component of a pr-feasibility study that Exeter has scheduled for completion late this year. Meanwhile, the final major hurdle to validating Caspiche’s commercial viability will be to set out a capital and operating cost analysis, Exeter’s management says.According to mutual fund manager Marshall Berol, the odds in favour of Caspiche becoming a mine are also reinforced by the presence of plenty of mining infrastructure in the lustrous Maricunga gold belt. Notably, the Cerro Casale mine and Kinross’ 6.2-Moz Maricunga mine straddle Caspiche on either side. “The Caspiche project is an exceptional resource. And ultimately, significant economies of scale could be realised if the major players get together to share mining infrastructure in the area,” Berol says.Berol co-manages the San Francisco-based Encompass Fund, which has a heavy weighting in mining equities, and which has been a stellar performer over the past four years as a result of a resurgent market in gold stocks. This small mutual fund was ranked as the second best performer last year among over 15,700 global equity funds that are tracked by Morningstar, a financial sector ratings agency.Unlike several other large-scale gold projects elsewhere in Latin America, Caspiche’s location in Chile also offers a key geopolitical advantage to the company and investors alike, Berol adds. Specifically, Chile is a politically stable democracy that has long been mining-friendly, especially since this capital-intensive industry is essentially the backbone of its economy.West agrees that advanced-stage gold explorers like Exeter that have assets in politically stable jurisdictions offer attractive risk/reward profiles for investors who want leveraged exposure to a ‘rising tide’ market for bullion prices. “There’s much greater potential upside for the share prices of these stocks, compared with the potential upside of owning physical gold,” he says. “Investors who take further risks by holding equities require risk premiums and should receive them over time.”Another key advantage is that an asset-rich junior gold stock’s upside does not necessarily have a strong correlation to bullion prices, West says. If a company develops a rich enough deposit to warrant a mine, its share price should likely enjoy a re-rating once the mine is developed, regardless of the prevailing trend in gold prices.Company Chairman Yale Simpson says that the bull market for commodities is also weighing in Caspiche’s favour. For instance, the price of copper has more or less tripled to over $4/lb since the depths of its pronounced slump in early 2009. Similarly, a sustained bull market for both gold and silver continues to add significantly greater value to the precious metals component of this world-class asset. And this has further enhanced the economics in favor of Caspiche going into production, Simpson adds. Elsewhere in the world, the only other gold junior that is developing a comparably huge world-class gold deposit is Ivanhoe Mines, which is the majority owner of a huge 45-Moz deposit in Mongolia. Also worthy of note is Novagold Resources, which has two company-maker deposits in Alaska with combined resources of over 31 Moz of gold.The principals of www.BNWnews.ca do not directly or indirectly own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this article.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece would have had additional revenues of 9.8 billion euros last year had it matched the average level of value-added tax takings among member states of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, a report by the governor of the Bank of Greece, Giorgos Provopoulos, suggested this week. His report outlines the central bank’s forecasts for this and next year, while stressing the significance of the government sticking to the streamlining program agreed with the country’s creditors. The loss of GST revenues is attributed to the chronic problems of the tax collection mechanism, with Provopoulos stressing that its performance is declining further. The problem is further being exacerbated by increasing tax evasion and the lack of liquidity in the market. Had Greece retained the same GST revenues as 2008, it would have had an additional 2.3 billion euros last year, he said. “On many an occasion in the past the reform initiatives have come up against the illusion that the system which produced an expensive lifestyle through deficits and debts, could be maintained for ever. Nowadays there is no space for such illusions,” argued Provopoulos. The BoG forecasts that the economy will contract by 4.5 per cent this year and by 0.5 per cent in 2013, before returning to growth in 2014. Harmonized inflation is forecast at 1 per cent for this year and 0.5 per cent in 2013. Employment will decline by 3 per cent this year and the jobless rate will exceed 19 per cent. The cost of labor declined by 2 per cent in the whole of the economy last year, after a 3.8 per cent decline in 2010, and by 3.9 per cent in the business sector, the report says. Productivity remained unchanged and the average wage of salary workers dropped by 3 per cent. Salaries across the economy will fall by about 9 per cent this year and by a further 7 per cent in 2013. The report also estimates that by the end of the year some 69 to 75 per cent of the competitiveness lost in the period 2001-09 will have been recovered, with the rest recovered by the end of 2013.Source: Kathimerini
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram On Valentine’s Day, Barry Gibb – the last surviving member of the Bee Gees – lifted the black cloth on Queensland sculptor Phillip Piperides latest work, revealing an evocative life-size statue of the group starting out as children. As he did so, Gibb’s sister Lesley and their 93-year mother Barbara standing close by, burst into tears. So ended sculptor Piperides’ five month journey to create a solid bronze statue of one of the greatest ever pop music acts. The unveiling in Redcliffe north of Brisbane, the childhood home of Barry and twin brothers Robin and Maurice, was part of a day of tributes to the band, with a walkway also named in honour of the chart-topping group. Phillip Piperides, who created the 1.8 metre statue at his foundry in Brendale, told Neos Kosmos that he felt a sense of pride as Gibb drew back the cloth. “The day was all about Barry Gibb, but it was a great moment for me and my family,” said Piperides. “Barry only had a few words with me as the day was quite hectic. I shook his hand and his response was ‘well done’.” Last year Piperides was asked by the Moreton Bay Regional Council who backed the project, to submit a proposal for the statue and create a miniature version for consideration by the Gibb family. “At that stage I was unsure of whether I had the project, but soon after I received news that Barry Gibb was happy with the model, and wished to continue with the life-size work”. Nicosia-born Piperides moved to Australia in 1967. His obsession with clay and sculpture grew as a teenager after taking classes. In 1983 he travelled to Greece to study with Greek sculptor Vangilis Moustakas and learned bronze casting at the Dimitri Gavallas foundry, after which he broadened his knowledge on monumental sculpture with extensive travel and work in Europe. Phillip founded the Perides Art Foundry more than 25 years ago and has become celebrated for his many public and private commissions, which include a bronze of Queensland rugby league hero Darren Lockyer at the Suncorp Stadium and a Kokoda Track memorial in Fern Tree Gully in Victoria. Piperides said he played a number of Bee Gees albums while he worked on the Redcliffe sculpture for further inspiration. “When I was growing up the Bee Gees were at their peak and their songs were always on the radio. “Their music was great to listen to and of course I was a fan. My favourite song was How Do You Mend a Broken Heart”. On seeing the finished work, Barry Gibb told a throng of reporters that what he liked best about the statue “is that we’re barefoot. That’s how we all lived. This was our environment, this was where the music was born.”
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“ABM is very pleased, and relieved, that the Postal Service recognized the adverse effects of last year’s large Periodicals increase and that it especially noted the burden that increase placed on smaller circulation publications,” American Business Media postal rate guru David Straus wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:.“Although another increase of any size on top of last year’s is unwelcome,” Strauss continued, “we recognize the Postal Service’s obligations under the new law and that it could have been a lot worse. We are hopeful that the Postal Service’s concern for all Periodicals mailers is not a one-year phenomenon.”The latest hike is the first under the USPS’ Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which states that prices for mailing services will be adjusted annually by an amount equal to the increase in the CPI for the past 12 months. According to the new law, the postal service plans to provide publishers 90 days’ notice before the price changes each year. “While no one enjoys cost increases, this reform legislation which passed last year gives publishers a real planning horizon,” a spokesperson for Hearst told FOLIO: Tuesday. “We can more effectively manage our businesses and drives the USPS to operate more efficiently.”According to a Time Inc. spokesperson, the rate hike was “not unexpected and has been built into our budgets and planning.”Reader’s Digest anticipated the increase in the May to July timeframe and planned accordingly, says Dawn Zier, president, consumer marketing at RDA. The Magazine Publishers of America was pleased, too. “The efforts of the industry for over a decade to pass postal reform legislation are now bearing fruit, with the average increase for the periodicals class a modest 2.7 percent.,” the Magazine Publishers of America said in a statement. “MPA looks forward to continuing to work with the Postal Service and our fellow mailers to fulfill the promise of postal reform: manageable and predictable postal rates.”For a full list of rates, click here.Check FOLIOmag.com throughout the day for updates to this story. The United States Postal Service announced today a rate increase of 2.7 percent for periodicals. The change that will go into effect May 12.There was a cap of 2.9 percent. The Postal Service confirmed that it intends to “bank” the remaining 0.2 percent for possible future use in raising rates for periodicals. The rate hike was expected. Publishers had anticipated another rate hike after last year’s marked increase—some 11 percent—went into effect on July. American Business Media, for one, says it could’ve been a lot worse.