Revealed: Govt applies for four gold and silver prospecting licenses in Donegal

first_imgAn application has been sought by the Government to grant four prospecting licences for gold, silver and other metals in Co Donegal.The licenses, which could lead to future exploration and mining, are in Letterkenny, Stranorlar, Glenties and Donegal Town.A notice outlining plans by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton proposing to grant prospecting licences under the Minerals Development Acts, 1940-1999 appeared on Donegal County Council’s website. Those wishing to object to the licenses have 30 days from the appearance of the notice which was issued on May 16th.The company behind the plans are Great Glen Resources Limited, of Queensway, Hertfordshire in England.The public notice states that a prospecting license does not allow the holder to explore mineral deposits and does not entitle anyone to mine in the area.It adds that under the license prospectors can only engage in non-evasive with minimal impact on the local environment. The Minister intends to grant the prospecting licenses specifically for barytes, base metals, gold and silver.The notice also claims that the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment has assessed the plans to explore in the areas.“The Minister has assessed the exploration proposed by the company and has determined that the activities are not likely to have a significant effect on the environment,” said the notice.The notice was issued by the Exploration and Mining Division of the Department of Communications.Revealed: Govt applies for four gold and silver prospecting licenses in Donegal was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGoldprospecting licenseslast_img read more

Malaysia Airlines plane in landing accident

first_imgA Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737 has suffered a landing accident at Sibu Malaysia.Flight 2718 was operating from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu with 61 passengers and 6 crew and landed on Sibu’s runway 13 in very heavy rain at about 22.10 local time.Runway 13 is 2745 long but does not have an ILS.On touchdown the 737 went off the side of the runway and came to a stop on soft ground with the nose gear collapsed according to Aviation Herald.No injuries were reported but the 737 has sustained significant damage.According to Aviation-Safety.net the 737, is registered 9M-MXX and had its first flight in August 2014.last_img read more

Two Maoists killed in Sukma

first_imgThe police claimed to have killed two alleged members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) in an encounter in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The encounter took place in Tokanpalli forest under Chintagufa police station limits of Sukma district when a joint team of the Sukma DRG (District Reserve Guard) and Chhattisgarh STF (Special Task Force) was carrying out an anti-Maoist operation. The deceased Maoists were identified as Sanni alias Kunjam Lakkhe and Nanda Gurdum. Sanni was working as the Local Operating Squad member of the CPI (Maoist) in Nagaram area and Nanda was working as the Maoists’ militia member. The joint police team also recovered two weapons from the spot of the encounter apart from other Maoist material. In a separate development, two police constables, posted under Polamapalli police station of Sukma, were suspended for allegedly beating up local villagers on Thursday. The suspension of the constables came after the villagers accused a police team of harassment in Gorgunda area of Sukma.last_img read more

Bihar Cong. leader quits over demand for air strike proof

first_imgIn what could be seen as a jolt to the Bihar Congress ahead of the parliamentary elections, senior leader and spokesman Binod Sharma resigned on Saturday, contending that the party should not have demanded evidence of the Balakot air strike. In a letter addressed to party president Rahul Gandhi, Mr. Sharma said the party high command has hurt the sentiments of ground-level workers and the common people by raising questions over the “pre-emptive” strike on the terror camps in Balakot, days after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.He also said that he wrote to Mr. Gandhi several times in the last one month, apprising him of the sensibilities of the party workers in the State. Terming the repeated demands for proof of air strike as “shameful and childish”, he said, “I am resigning from the Congress with a heavy heart after serving it for 30 years. The party high command has hurt sentiments by breaking the Army’s morale, while boosting the spirits of terrorists.” Mr. Sharma alleged that some party leaders have “strayed from the path shown by party stalwarts such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi”. “Today, we (Congress members) are seen as Pakistani agents. I feel ashamed of being called a Congressman. Since the nation is above party, I am resigning from the Congress,” he stated in his letter.Mr. Sharma added he would join a party that puts nation ahead of “petty politics”.last_img read more

Ateneo sets up finals showdown vs La Salle in UAAP football finals

first_imgREAD: La Salle dethrones UP, returns to UAAP men’s football final Earlier, La Salle edged University of the Philippines, 2-1, to book the first finals berth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThey meet next Thursday at 4:30 p.m., still at Rizal Memorial Football stadium. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cavs’ Colin Sexton, WNBA legend Ticha Penicheiro lead Jr NBA PH national training camp DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MANILA, Philippines–Ateneo set up a finals showdown against rival La Salle after ousting Far Eastern U, 1-0, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s football tournament Thursday.Powered by Jarvey Gayoso’s phenomenal goal in the 70th minute, the Blue Eagles arranged a knockout final match with the Green Archers in a first since their meeting for the title in 2006.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more