Country diary: the power of water in the valley

Country diary: the power of water in the valley

St Dominic, Tamar valley: Rainfall may have destroyed the weir, but there are still old methods present to pump water back uphill The beat of a hydraulic ram reverberates along the deep ditch, running fast with spring water towards a little tributary originating from beneath Viverdon Down. The water joins …

Perseus Mining increases half-year gold production by 12% to 137,386 ounces as Yaouré kicks off

Perseus Mining increases half-year gold production by 12% to 137,386 ounces as Yaouré kicks off

Perseus Mining Ltd (ASX:PRU) achieved half-year gold production of 137,386 ounces, up by 12% on the previous half-year and close to the top end of the production guidance range of 125,500 ounces-139,000 ounces at its three operating gold mines – Edikan in Ghana and Sissingué and the new Yaouré operation in Côte …

Imugene receives approval for phase I clinical trial of new checkpoint immunotherapy candidate PD1-V

Imugene receives approval for phase I clinical trial of new checkpoint immunotherapy candidate PD1-V

Imugene Limited (ASX:IMU) (OTCMKTS:IUGNF) has received Cohort Review Committee (CRC) approval for the Phase I clinical trial of its checkpoint immunotherapy candidate, PD1-Vaxx and will proceed to the second dose cohort. The CRC unanimously agreed that PD1-Vaxx is safe with no dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) and no serious adverse reactions observed after CRC …

Mako Gold increases Côte d’lvoire footprint on grant of Ouangolodougou Permit near Barrick’s Tongon

Mako Gold increases Côte d’lvoire footprint on grant of Ouangolodougou Permit near Barrick’s Tongon

Mako Gold Ltd (ASX:MKG) has increased its footprint in Côte d’lvoire after a decree from the country’s Ministry of Mines granting the Ouangolodougou Permit, which covers 111 square kilometres of prospective tenure within 15 kilometres of Barrick Gold Corp’s (NYSE:GOLD) (TSE:ABX) (FRA:ABR) 4.9-million-ounce Tongon Gold Mine.  Ouangolodougou and the Korhogo Nord permit now constitute …

Biden returns US to Paris climate accord hours after becoming president

Biden returns US to Paris climate accord hours after becoming president

Biden administration rolls out a flurry of executive orders aimed at tackling climate crisis Joe Biden has moved to reinstate the US to the Paris climate agreement just hours after being sworn in as president, as his administration rolls out a cavalcade of executive orders aimed at tackling the climate …

FTSE 100 ends in the green, Wall Street follows suit as Biden administration kicks off

FTSE 100 ends in the green, Wall Street follows suit as Biden administration kicks off

FTSE 100 index rises 27 points  UK one-dose COVID-19 vaccine strategy doubted Joe Biden sworn in as US’ 46th president 5pm: Markets finish slightly higher The FTSE 100 finished 27 points higher, a 0.4% gain, at 6,740 shortly before new US President Joe Biden was sworn in across the pond. The …

Wild lynx could be reintroduced into Scottish Highlands

Wild lynx could be reintroduced into Scottish Highlands

Study tests public support for bringing back species after 500-year absence, while farmers fear for sheep A consortium of conservationists that hopes to release wild lynx into the Scottish Highlands has launched a year-long study to see whether the public supports their reintroduction. The study, part-funded by two billionaire Danish …

Wetherspoon’s second cash call part of a ‘pub trawl’ by cash-rich industry figures

Wetherspoon’s second cash call part of a ‘pub trawl’ by cash-rich industry figures

JD Wetherspoon PLC’s (LON:JDW) fundraising is part of a ‘pub trawl’ trend in the industry, with leading figures looking to snap up bargain assets hit by the coronavirus lockdowns over the past year. Tim Martin’s pub chain passed its super-sized pint glass around the City overnight in what was the …