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Bougainville govt looking to cash in on alluvial gold mining industry

RNZ 20 Sep 2021
... being mined and shipped out illegally. There are dozens of illegal alluvial gold operations in the autonomous Papua New Guinea region and the Minerals and Energy Resource Minister, Rodney Osioco, said they estimate about 80 kilogrammes is leaving Bougainville every month.
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IT specialist suggests use of smart technologies to prevent illegal-mining

Business Ghana 19 Sep 2021
Zutah has suggested the need to employ the use of smart technologies to monitor the activities of small-scale gold miners to prevent illegal mining in the country ... It was on the theme "The Use of Smart Technologies to Control Illegal-Mining and Logging in Ghana" and sponsored by MTN Ghana and Bisvel Communications Limited.
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The Crypto Mining Fight in China Is Not Over

LB News 19 Sep 2021
The province is now claiming that the practice is illegal and must end within its borders no later than September 30. China Is Still Kicking Miners Out ... A few weeks later, however, he rescinded this decision, claiming that miners were not utilizing their energy correctly, and he could not condone bitcoin unless carbon emissions were brought down.
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‘Cantor’s giant softshell turtles once lived with dinosaurs — they face extinction now’

The Times of India 17 Sep 2021
I began in 2019. Congratulations! ... Aiming to conserve the Cantor’s softshell turtle here, I work intensively with local communities, from forest department officals to farmers, miners and daily wagers ... A DAY AT WORK ... Another major challenge is sand mining — in Kasaragod, illegal miners extract sand from the river, carrying this away in boats at night ... .
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Gordon Ernst ’89 pleads guilty in Varsity Blues

The Brown Daily Herald 17 Sep 2021
Two years after news of the scandal broke, the first trial has begun in Boston’s federal court ... Ernst must also forfeit assets totaling over $3.4 million, which authorities claim is equal to the amount he gained from his illegal activities. Ernst’s lawyer, Tracy Miner, told The Herald that no comment could be made during case proceedings ... ....
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Fears illegal gold mining camp ’could result in Johannesburg’s own Chernobyl’

Independent online (SA) 16 Sep 2021
Councillor Mpho Phalatse, the DA mayoral candidate for Johannesburg, fears that these miners could get too close to these pipes and accidentally hit them ... The illegal miners are underground without the use of professional equipment or engineers,’’ Phalatse said on Thursday.
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GNASSM reacts to the arrest of 3 alleged fake soldiers at mining sites

Ghana Web 16 Sep 2021
The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) has reacted to ... He explained that the association received a report from a member of GNASSM (Acquah) that his concession in the Manso-Watereso- Adeja area in the Amansie South District had been invaded by illegal miners.
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China cracking down on crypto mines disguised as research, data centers: report

New York Post 16 Sep 2021
China is ramping up its hunt for illegal cryptocurrency miners, who are trying to disguise their operations as research institutions and data centers, according to a new report ... But crypto miners who remain in China have become increasingly resourceful in evading authorities, according to Bloomberg.
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Small-Scale miners group calls for immediate release of taskforce members

Ghana Business News 16 Sep 2021
The Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners (GNASSM) is calling for the immediate release of members of its taskforce who were recently arrested by a group of military men ... They were there to support the company to ward-off attempts by some illegal miners to invade the company’s concession.
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PPP leaders hold open ‘Katchehri’ in Makli

The News International 16 Sep 2021
SUKKUR ... The people had raised voice against poor sanitation, dilapidated school buildings, shortage of teaching staff, damaged roads, lack of health facilities, illegal occupation of forest lands, and mines and minerals issues ... More From National. India is sponsor, financier, abettor of terrorism. Pak diplomat. GENEVA ... SUKKUR ... SUKKUR ... PESHAWAR ... MANSEHRA ... .
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Shoring up revenue: Pass Tax Exemption Bill — Lecturer

Graphic 16 Sep 2021
It would also help make it more efficient, he added. Estimates ... Conference Lecture ... Political reasons ... Consequences ... “The main area depriving the country of economic growth is leakages; these leakages arise from tax evasion, illegal exploitation of mineral resources, poor fiscal policy, illicit financial flows, corruption, among others,” he noted ... .
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Nigeria: $9bn Loss - Illegal Miners Conniving With Security Officers - Minister

All Africa 15 Sep 2021
The minister urges the legislature to authorise the EFCC or the police to investigate the loss of $9 billion annually due to illegal mining and smuggling of gold ....
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‘Everyone’s fleeing’: Brazil cracks down on illegal mining in Amazon – for now

The Observer 15 Sep 2021
Brazil aerial photos show miners’ devastation of indigenous people’s land ... Whatever the abiding impact of Brazil’s pre-Cop26 crackdown, it has had a real and immediate effect in Jardim do Ouro, where many illegal miners have been left jobless after their bosses halted operations for fear of their equipment being destroyed.
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Tenderpreneur pleads guilty to illegal ivory possession

Mmegi Online 15 Sep 2021
When 36-year-old Gaosego Seipato of Mmadinare village admitted facts that were read to him on Tuesday, he unequivocally admitted that the police who were on patrol for illegal gold miners on May 3, 2019, between Matshelagabedi and the Botswana Defence Force Training Centre, found him in possession of an elephant tusk.
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GNASSM calls for immediate release of taskforce members

Ghana News Agency 15 Sep 2021
... actors, who were playing various roles in the illegal mining fight, to tarnish the reputation and the image of the association in the eyes of the government ... They were there to support the company to ward-off attempts by some illegal miners to invade the company’s concession.
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