Alto scores monster gold hit at Sandstone

ASX-listed gold explorer, Alto Metals has tabled a bonanza 134-metre-long mineralised drill hit going 1.9 grams per tonne gold from just 24m down-hole at the 3km-plus “Lords Corridor” multi-prospect area at its Sandstone gold project in WA. The stand-out intersection came from only 11 holes of a massive 30,000m drilling …

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Russia must end Ukraine build-up: NATO

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has called on Russia to withdraw troops that the alliance says Moscow is massing on Ukraine’s borders, ahead of an emergency meeting of allied foreign and defence ministers. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba flew to Brussels for talks with Stoltenberg a day after Kiev accused the …

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Singapore’s travel reopening draws few

A mere 18,200 visitors have availed of Singapore’s unilateral reopenings to travellers from a handful of countries during the pandemic, according to official statistics. Numbers given by the Civil Aviation Authority to local news broadcaster CNA show that since August, when Singapore began allowing tourists to visit again after closing …

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Troy steadies the ship at South American gold mine

Troy Resources appears to have steadied its gold production to “normal levels” at the Karouni gold mine in Guyana, South America. The news comes after setbacks last year revolving around the coronavirus pandemic, higher-than-average rainfall and a shortage of mechanical supplies. The Perth-based company managed to eke out 7,333 ounces …

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Sergio Ramos tests positive for COVID-19

Spain and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has tested positive for coronavirus. Ramos has been sidelined since beginning of April due to a muscle injury and his recovery is supposed to last around six weeks. He missed the Clasico 2-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday and also the Champions League …

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US will base 500 extra troops in Germany

The United States will deploy an additional 500 troops to Germany, Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin says, marking a reversal of former President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw about 12,000 troops from the NATO country. “We have ceased planning (for a troop drawdown),” Austin said at a news conference in …

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Coleman to retire from Woodside in June

Woodside Petroleum CEO Peter Coleman will retire in June, with Meg O’Neill taking over as Acting CEO as the company’s board continues its search for the next chief officer. Mr Coleman will step down from the Woodside Board on April 19 and will continue to work with Woodside until his …

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Jackson Bird ruled out of Lancashire stint

Jackson Bird will no longer link with Lancashire for a County Championship stint as the Australia seamer recovers from a neck injury. Bird, who took 34 wickets in nine Tests for Australia between 2012 and 2017, had been due to represent the Red Rose in six matches starting this month …

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US pause urged for J&J vaccine

US federal health agencies will call for an immediate pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine after six US recipients developed a rare disorder involving blood clots, the New York Times reports. All the six recipients were women between the ages of 18 and 48. One woman …

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