28 May 2016. Lily Mine's top executive Mike McChesney has confirmed that operations will resume following a R171m investment from a Canadian company.
Vantage Goldfields, the owners of Lily and Barbrook Mine in the Barberton greenstone district, announced on Friday that they had received $11m from AfroCan Resources Gold Limited.
26 May 2016. Rescue efforts are underway in Myanmar's jade-producing area after a landslide killed at least 12 people with fears that there may be as many as 100 others buried under the rubble, local officials have told the BBC.
26 May 2016. After the CGT union workers joined the rolling nationwide strike, French nuclear power capacity was cut by at least four gigawatts (GW) on Thursday, according to the website of RTE, a grid operator.
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25 May 2016. Adidas, the German maker of sportswear and equipment, has announced it will start marketing its first series of shoes manufactured by robots in Germany from 2017.
More than 20 years after Adidas ceased production activities in Germany and moved them to Asia, chief executive Herbert Hainer unveiled to the press the group’s new prototype “Speedfactory” in Ansbach, southern Germany.
25 May 2016. Workers at the French CGT union are staging a 24-hour strike at Nogent-sur-Seine nuclear plant, over labor law reforms. Other nuclear facilities’ employees are mulling joining the strike. The announcement comes amidst a major fuel crisis that is hitting the country due to a massive strike. As of Monday, about 1,600 gas stations were running out of fuel, six out of eight oil refineries were blocked, and five out of around 100 fuel depots affected.
24 May 2016. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a 60-day emergency in a remote part of the Amazon to curb high levels of mercury poisoning from rampant illegal gold mining, the country's environment minister said on Monday.
A growing number of studies show that residents of the Madre de Dios region near Peru's southeastern border with Brazil have dangerous levels of mercury in their bodies, Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said in announcing the move.
23 May 2016. Thailand's military regime has ordered the shutdown of the country's gold mining and exploration industry, including the Australian-owned Chatree mine 280 kilometres north of Bangkok.
"They are still unable to confirm that the gold mine causes heavy-metal and cyanide contamination in the environment and people's sickness but in the interests of people around the gold mine and resolving the conflict, we made a decision to close the mine by the end of the year," Thailand Industry Minister said.
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22 May 2016. ExxonMobil and others pursued research into technologies, yet blocked government efforts to fight climate change for more than 50 years, findings show.
22 May 2016. A military source told SANA that units of the army and the armed forces broke the siege imposed on al-Zara power plant in a special operation, forcing the terrorist groups which are affiliated to Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement to withdraw to Harbanafseh town in the southern countryside.
21 May 2016. In Nigeria, militant activity in the oil-rich Niger Delta has driven the country’s crude oil output to more than 22-year lows of less than 1.4 million barrels per day. Canadian oil production has also faltered in recent weeks as massive wildfires forced closures of key oil-sands mining sites and the evacuation of thousands of residents and workers.
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21 May 2016. Misaligned mirrors are being blamed for a fire that broke out yesterday at the world’s largest solar power plant, leaving the high-tech facility crippled for the time being. It sounds like the plant’s workers suffered through a real hellscape, too.
19 May 2016. Uber is advancing its driverless car efforts by deploying a test vehicle in Pittsburgh over the coming weeks, the company announced Thursday.
19 May 2016. The project will generate clean and green energy sufficient to power approximately 8,000 homes. This project would be instrumental in abatement of 4 lakh tonnes of CO2 in the next 25 years, which is equivalent to planting over 2,00,000 trees.
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18 May 2016. Around noon Tuesday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack in the southern East Ghouta (Damascus) pocket, subsequently capturing half of Bazinah village.
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18 May 2016. Rival Libyan factions have reached an outline agreement to join forces and form a single oil authority operating throughout the country.
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