Underground Economy – Darkholme Keep http://darkholmekeep.net/ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:54:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://darkholmekeep.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-7-70x70.png Underground Economy – Darkholme Keep http://darkholmekeep.net/ 32 32 Colleen Matos at Grant Wood Elementary School https://darkholmekeep.net/colleen-matos-at-grant-wood-elementary-school/ https://darkholmekeep.net/colleen-matos-at-grant-wood-elementary-school/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:19:47 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/colleen-matos-at-grant-wood-elementary-school/ To launch 2021-2022, we have resumed our formidable program with Nothing Bundt Cakes to honor and reward our amazing teachers and educators in Quad Cities. His name is QC Teacher of the Week and we’re excited to announce this week’s Teacher of the Week! Now is the time to announce this week B100 and Nothing […]]]>

To launch 2021-2022, we have resumed our formidable program with Nothing Bundt Cakes to honor and reward our amazing teachers and educators in Quad Cities. His name is QC Teacher of the Week and we’re excited to announce this week’s Teacher of the Week!

Now is the time to announce this week B100 and Nothing Bundt Cakes QC teacher of the week!

Congratulations to Colleen Matos, who is a grade 5 teacher at Grant Wood Elementary School in Bettendorf!

QC Fall 2021 Teacher of the Week

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Ms. Colleen Matos, Grade 5 teacher at Grant Wood Elementary School in Bettendorf, completed her first year of teaching during COVID! She has tried so much, even though it has been difficult and difficult, she has continued to focus on raising children during this pandemic. We are proud of you Mrs. Matos!

QC Fall 2021 Teacher of the Week

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80pc of Kenya crude oil cannot be tapped https://darkholmekeep.net/80pc-of-kenya-crude-oil-cannot-be-tapped/ https://darkholmekeep.net/80pc-of-kenya-crude-oil-cannot-be-tapped/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 02:30:24 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/80pc-of-kenya-crude-oil-cannot-be-tapped/ Economy 80pc of Kenya crude oil cannot be tapped Friday, September 17, 2021 A worker at the Ngamia 3 oil exploration site, run by Tullow, in the village of Nakukulas, Turkana. PHOTO FILE | NMG By BRIAN NGUGIMore from this author Summary The company said a new audit of the Turkana oil fields revealed a […]]]>

Economy

80pc of Kenya crude oil cannot be tapped


A worker at the Ngamia 3 oil exploration site, run by Tullow, in the village of Nakukulas, Turkana. PHOTO FILE | NMG

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Summary

  • The company said a new audit of the Turkana oil fields revealed a larger reservoir – commonly referred to as Oil Initially In Place (OIIP) in exploration parlance – compared to the previous estimate of 1.77 billion barrels.
  • The commercially extractable volume climbs to 585 million barrels from the previous estimate of 433 million barrels, according to the audit of British oil consultancy Gaffney Cline Associates (GCA).
  • The OIIP is different from actual proven oil reserves because it represents the total amount of crude that is potentially in a reservoir and not the amount of oil that can be recovered for commercial use.

More than 80% of Kenya’s estimated 2.85 billion barrels of oil remains inaccessible for commercial exploitation due to limitations in extraction technology, UK oil company Tullow said in a program update exploration in Turkana County.

The company said a new audit of the Turkana oil fields revealed a larger reservoir – commonly referred to as Oil Initially In Place (OIIP) in exploration parlance – compared to the previous estimate of 1.77 billion barrels.

The commercially extractable volume climbs to 585 million barrels from the previous estimate of 433 million barrels, according to the audit of British oil consultancy Gaffney Cline Associates (GCA).

The OIIP is different from actual proven oil reserves because it represents the total amount of crude that is potentially in a reservoir and not the amount of oil that can be recovered for commercial use.

“The 2.85 billion barrels is what we call ‘oil in place’, they are not reserves; what is critical is how much can be recovered and the 585 million barrels number is comparable to other onshore oil fields around the world, ”Tullow told Business Daily.

“It is possible that (in the future) the technology will experience greater recovery from the field, but 585 million barrels is our best estimate at this time.”

At the current crude price of $ 75.50 per barrel, potential crude in the reservoir would be valued at Sh 23.66 trillion ($ 215 billion) – equivalent to twice Kenya’s GDP – while the Proven commercially viable reserves are valued at Sh4.86 trillion ($ 44.1 billion).

Kenya would not earn the full amount at the start of production, however, with a significant percentage going to production and shipping costs.

For example, Tullow estimates it will cost 373 billion shillings ($ 3.4 billion) to set up a crude pipeline and processing facilities for the oil fields.

The company also has the right to recoup its exploration costs from sales of crude, which further eats up the country’s revenue from the commodity. Countries with oil deposits periodically update recoverable reserves estimates as extraction technology evolves.

For example, in the United States, the development of better fracking techniques targeting deep oil fields has helped to double the country’s oil production since 2006.

Fracking involves the injection of liquid and materials at high pressure to create small fractures within compact oil formations, which then allows its extraction using conventional rigs.

Tullow added that he made the highest estimates of extractable volumes due to the facility’s greater processing capacity, additional wells to be drilled, and a larger crude oil export pipeline. diameter, which lowers the unit cost per barrel to $ 22 from $ 31 previously.

The company said that, based on the new plan, it would be able to produce 120,000 barrels of oil per day, up from 72,000 barrels previously estimated. Kenya has already tested the international market with crude shipments.

Tullow has yet to develop the field for commercial production more than nine years after first finding oil in Turkana, attributing the delay to factors such as unfavorable global oil prices since 2014, delays in approval of land and water rights, a tax dispute and Covid- 19 disruptions.

The firm and its project partners Africa Oil and Total had initially planned to make a final investment decision in 2019 and to produce the first oil between this year and next year.

Tullow has already presented the Kenyan government with a draft comprehensive investment plan for oil production in Turkana, seeking to exceed the government’s deadline to do so by the end of this year or risk losing the concession.

Tullow expects the Petroleum Department to review the plan and provide comments before presenting a final plan by December.

Approval of the investment plan will see the company launch plans to build the infrastructure, including an 825-kilometer heated pipeline to remove oil from Kenya.

“Tullow and its joint venture partners have worked closely over the past year to reshape Kenya’s development. Through this work, we made the project financially viable at lower oil prices and adjusted our plans to improve the environmental and social impact of the development, ”said Tullow.

When a company first obtains an oil license, it usually has a number of years of exclusive exploration rights.

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Afghan Christians Should Be Granted Priority 2 Status https://darkholmekeep.net/afghan-christians-should-be-granted-priority-2-status/ https://darkholmekeep.net/afghan-christians-should-be-granted-priority-2-status/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:36:20 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/afghan-christians-should-be-granted-priority-2-status/ 09/16/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Since the withdrawal deadline of August 31, 2021 in Afghanistan, stories of persecution continue to emerge, showing that the Taliban are anything but the promised gentler, gentler administration. September 6, Daily call reported that an Afghan policewoman, who was 8 months pregnant, was killed by members of the Taliban […]]]>

09/16/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Since the withdrawal deadline of August 31, 2021 in Afghanistan, stories of persecution continue to emerge, showing that the Taliban are anything but the promised gentler, gentler administration. September 6, Daily call reported that an Afghan policewoman, who was 8 months pregnant, was killed by members of the Taliban in front of her husband and sons. On video, his son Mohammad said he and his family members were tied up and forced to witness the Taliban murdering his mother with a knife. Several sources published videos of women being whipped and beaten surrounded by Taliban personnel. Many American pastors attest that they have lost contact with members of the underground church and fear that they will now be martyred.

To compound the violence, Afghanistan is experiencing a humanitarian crisis where food is scarce and inflation rises in an already failing economy. Matias Perttula, Advocacy Director for the ICC, said: “The first signs, in terms of human rights, do not look good for Afghanistan. Time magazine also wrote, “The United Nations estimates that up to 18 million Afghans, nearly half of the country’s population, are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, including food and shelter. Reuters said food could run out by the end of September, putting nearly 14 million citizens at risk of starvation. They also report that banks restrict cash withdrawals and ordinary citizens sell personal items on the streets.

Although security has improved over the past two decades, Afghanistan has remained a dependent nation. The majority of Afghanistan’s income has been foreign aid. The Heritage Foundation records that the economy in Afghanistan improved in 2020 but declined as the region’s national security declined. The think tank ranks Afghanistan 33rd out of 40 countries in the Asia-Pacific region for economic freedom, ranking just three places above the least free states. Heritage and the World Bank in Afghanistan both admit the fragility of the country’s economy, stressing the relationship between national security and business formation, employment, job creation, monetary policy, restriction of foreign investment and lack of fiscal policy enforcement. The economic situation can only get worse as freedom diminishes.

UN member states recently pledged $ 1.2 billion in aid to humanitarian relief efforts in Afghanistan after a meeting chaired by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who called for the help last Monday. ICC also stressed the need for increased support from NGOs. However, increasing refugee acceptance quotas and granting priority 2 status to persecuted minorities is another policy option. Finally, given the level of danger in the region, the evacuation of people in serious danger should be a priority objective.

Currently, the US State Department grants P-2 status to “certain Afghan nationals and their eligible family members”, Not specifically including Christians and other religious minorities facing violence and death. The Ethics and Religious Freedom Commission recently reminded the Biden administration of its initial commitment to admit 125,000 refugees in 2021 and pledged logistical support to resettle Afghan refugees. With threats to the life and liberty of the Taliban and the economy, the United States must now grant P-2 status to Christians and religious minorities.

For interviews, please contact Addison Parker: press@persecution.org.

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Art Review: Side Effects – Paintings by Patrick McDonnell 2016-2021 https://darkholmekeep.net/art-review-side-effects-paintings-by-patrick-mcdonnell-2016-2021/ https://darkholmekeep.net/art-review-side-effects-paintings-by-patrick-mcdonnell-2016-2021/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 19:40:27 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/art-review-side-effects-paintings-by-patrick-mcdonnell-2016-2021/ Patrick McDonnell has long established himself as one of the best cartoonists and illustrators working today. In addition to his award-winning comic mutts, McDonnell’s illustrations were featured in The New York Times, Parents Magazine, and Time magazine. He has authored and published numerous children’s books (he earned a Caldecott Honorary Award in 2012 for Me […]]]>

Patrick McDonnell has long established himself as one of the best cartoonists and illustrators working today. In addition to his award-winning comic mutts, McDonnell’s illustrations were featured in The New York Times, Parents Magazine, and Time magazine. He has authored and published numerous children’s books (he earned a Caldecott Honorary Award in 2012 for Me … Jeanne), has won a number of National Cartoonists Society awards and has often been touted as the heir apparent to Charles Schulz.

What is less well established (and what Side Effects: Paintings by Patrick McDonnell 2016-2021 present in abundance) is McDonnell’s prowess as a painter. Through a selection of more than 50 paintings, Side effects allows McDonnell to flex his pictorial muscles and show that his creativity and humor extend far beyond the printed page.

In a statement accompanying the exhibition, McDonnell describes his appreciation for abstract expressionists Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, and Cy Twombly. Unsurprisingly, the works themselves exploit this exact territory; using all the broad strokes, heavy splashes and bold fields of color of these mid-century masters. With a skill that makes everything seem perfectly natural, McDonnell then populates these rich abstractions with a veritable “who’s who” of cartoon characters from the 20th century. In doing so, he establishes fascinating connections between the spontaneous and gestural marks of abstract painting and the gestural economy of the designer’s stroke.

While McDonnell’s good faith as a student of cartoons is unmistakable, I would say here that his knowledge of 20th century painting is at least as strong. We do not throw in the kind of skull made in Lemonade or the style of the sun shown in Lizards jumping without knowing Basquiat. In the same way, Panels is unlikely to come fully trained from an artist unfamiliar with the work of Robert Motherwell Elegies to the Spanish Republic series. As references abound. There are many nods to neo-expressionism, Pop Art, cubism and color field paintings. The venerable Ben Day points are even making an appearance.

Patrick McDonnell | Lemonade | 2019 | Acrylic latex paint and ink on canvas

All this reaches the “peak benchmark” in the form of a large red canvas titled And none will survive. Dramatically lit and hung with the kind of lonely reverence normally accorded to Mark Rothko’s hyper-dark works, there’s even a bench where viewers could have ample time to contemplate the meaning of it all! And none will survive features a mix of 1960s high and low culture that carefully slides Marvel Comics drama into the austere picture shots favored by Mark Rothko and Clifford Still.

Which does not mean Side effects is a purely academic exercise. Nor is it just an art history (or comic book) lesson. Which makes Side effects so much success is the seriousness McDonnell brings to the job. He clearly enjoys the work of rendering cartoons. He also clearly enjoys the job of applying paint to the canvas, pushing it, scratching it, just seeing what it does. It is this sense of exploration and love of process that resonates in this collection of paintings. The artist’s approach invites the viewer to be part of the work. Like Nancy and Sluggo (who frequently appear in McDonnell’s paintings), we are both observers and participants.

Patrick McDonnell | and none will survive | 2017 | Acrylic latex paint and oil on canvas

The works included in Side effects were created at a particularly busy time. This unease and uncertainty is reflected in many of the paintings on display, but so too is hope. Flowers bloom in unexpected places. Those lost at sea are rescued. The sun is shining on Annie and Sandy.

McDonnell shares that “these paintings are about adaptation and persistence, about how everything is connected and how art (and humor) heals. If this is the side effect McDonnell was hoping for, we’ll take whatever we can get.

Side Effects: Paintings by Patrick McDonnell 2016-2021 is on view through October 3 at the Urban Arts Space at Ohio State University, 50 W. Town St., Suite 130. The Side effects The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Click here for more information.

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Patrick McDonnell | Leaping lizards | 2021 | Acrylic latex paint, ink, oil stick, pencil, watercolor and collage on canvas
Patrick McDonnell | Tales of Suspense | 2020 | Acrylic latex paint, pencil and collage on canvas
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COLUMN: local Republican party announces platform https://darkholmekeep.net/column-local-republican-party-announces-platform/ https://darkholmekeep.net/column-local-republican-party-announces-platform/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 22:02:03 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/column-local-republican-party-announces-platform/ Robert Bernosky writes about the boards, or the problems, that the general public faces. This column was written by San Benito County Republican Party Chairman Rob Bernosky.. The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent BenitoLink or other affiliate contributors. BenitoLink invites community members to share their ideas and opinions. By registering as a BenitoLink user […]]]>

Robert Bernosky writes about the boards, or the problems, that the general public faces.

This column was written by San Benito County Republican Party Chairman Rob Bernosky.. The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent BenitoLink or other affiliate contributors. BenitoLink invites community members to share their ideas and opinions. By registering as a BenitoLink user in the upper right corner of our home page and agreeing to follow our terms of service, you can write counter opinions or share your thoughts on current issues.

San Benito County Republican Party announces its Party Platform. The party platform sets out the general goals of the San Benito County Republican Party (the “Party”), said to appeal to the general public and receive support for the complex issues facing the general public. The individual issues within a party platform are called boards. All the planks as well as the foundation build the platform.

The Republican National Committee and the California Republican Party have platforms. This platform is customized for the Local Party, elected officials, local media and voters in San Benito County.

Foundation of our platform

America and the Constitution of the United States of America

The United States of America is a great country which is a land of opportunity for all. The Party rejects what appears to be the sentiment of much of the “left”: failure, misery, resentment, victimization and hatred for the country.

The Party embraces the Constitution of the United States of America as written as the supreme law of the land and adopts the principles of the Declaration of Independence.

The Party supports the California Constitution as the foundation that defines the duties, powers, structure and functions of state government. The Party respects the fact that the State of California is a hybrid direct democracy where many decisions are voted on by the people, and many decisions are made by representatives of the people.

Local governance

Local elected officials should focus primarily on the important issues facing San Benito County, including the delivery of the services that the local government offers best, such as physical infrastructure, law enforcement, education and natural resource management under the control of San Benito County. Participation in issues debated at the state or national level distracts attention and unnecessarily prolongs meetings, decreases public participation and can hamper good decision-making by local elected officials.

Orders, regulations and other actions that act as law should include sunset provisions, where appropriate, or require periods of public review.

everyone is welcome

The Party welcomes all who join our platform, regardless of race, gender, sexual preference, religious beliefs or special needs.

PLATE 1 Low taxes

Taxes take various forms under the control of elected officials in San Benito County, including sales taxes, bond measures, service fees, transaction fees, application fees, and utility fees. High taxes hurt everyone, but especially the poor and the middle class. The Party believes that taxes should be simple, fully transparent and low, and increased only when other options for meeting tax needs have been exhausted.

The Party reminds residents that voters often pass tax increases on themselves by not reading the voting measures carefully or not voting at all.

PLATE 2 Law enforcement and public safety

Law and order are the cornerstone of a thriving and strong community. Law enforcement and other public safety functions are the primary responsibility of any government. The Party believes that law enforcement, its agents and other employees should be strongly supported. Laws must be meaningful, fair and deter crime. Criminal activity must be discouraged and criminals must be held accountable.

The Party believes that when an individual in law enforcement abuses his power, he should be held accountable and appropriately disciplined in accordance with the law.

PLATE 3 Education

Every child deserves a great education to acquire the skills necessary to be successful in adulthood. Every child deserves to be safe at school.

Parents should be able to enroll students in schools, including charter schools or school districts, that they believe are best for their child.

All programs, including approved by the school board and administration, and all material presented by the teacher, must be advertised and made available to parents and the public before being used in the classroom.

The Party strongly rejects the concept of “co-parenting” with any form of government where the government drives a wedge between children and their parents. Activities which traditionally require parental or legal guardian approval should remain as requiring actual parental or legal guardian approval. No government (federal, state or local) should take its place.

PLATE 4 The local economy, employment and agriculture

Agriculture in San Benito County provides jobs and other economic benefits, as well as a culture that represents the free market for work. The Party believes that local leaders should not do anything that suppresses agriculture and strive to provide a favorable environment for agricultural business, including by recognizing private property rights and promoting the heritage and culture of the country. ‘Agriculture.

The local economy must grow. When people can forgo hours of commuting, they have more time to spend with their families and participate in the San Benito County community. The Party believes that local elected officials should take decisions that will increase jobs locally, including recognizing that entry / exit problems significantly reduce the creation of well-paid jobs; that these transport problems must be solved intelligently and not on the fly. The Party believes that the “welfare state”, where large numbers of people depend on government transfer payments, should be avoided. It is better to adopt policies that encourage job creation and meaningful jobs.

PLATE 5 Individual liberty

Individuals should make most of the decisions for what is best for them, and local government should be as unintrusive as possible in personal decision-making.

Elected leaders and bureaucracies should allow residents of San Benito County who are afraid to be with others to shelter and lodge in their homes while allowing those who are not afraid to get out and about. do it freely. Businesses wishing to deny entry to people should be allowed to do so, provided that such action is not discriminatory.

The right to bear arms is enshrined in the United States Constitution, and local officials must not prevent residents of San Benito County from exercising their Second Amendment rights.

PLATE 6 Transport

The ability to move people and goods is the cornerstone of a strong economy and quality of life. The Party believes that the quality of life for residents of San Benito County would be significantly improved if local transportation issues were addressed, including: 1) county entry / exit issues for industry and commuters, 2) commuter rail transportation to Santa Clara County, 3) farm-to-market access, 4) sufficiently wide roads, and 5) sufficient road maintenance.

PLATE 7 State and federal interference

Local officials often voluntarily partner with state and national leaders and their bureaucracies to promulgate laws, rules and regulations. Many of these “one size fits all” restrict San Benito County. The Party believes that local elected officials should push back against onerous laws, rules and regulations that harm our local economy and our quality of life. Elected leaders should adopt measures that preemptively block new state and federal regulations for issues that are best dealt with locally. We know what’s best for San Benito County, not Sacramento and Washington DC.

Our participation in state and national issues and dialogue with state and federal lawmakers and bureaucrats should be to advocate for common sense solutions to California’s problems, in areas such as surface water storage, strong criminal justice system that actually ensures the safety of residents, bogus anti- fossil fuel initiatives and other areas of governance that are detrimental to the here and now residents of San Benito County.

PLATE 8 Immigration and local jobs

Legal immigration contributes to our economy, creates diverse and vibrant communities, and is often the basis of job-creating innovation. Illegal immigration takes jobs away from natural citizens and those who immigrated legally, creates an underground economy and illicit behavior, and increases social costs. The Party believes that local leaders should push back against state and national policies that encourage illegal immigration.

For more information, contact Rob Bernosky, chairman of the San Benito County Republican Party at (831) 801-5823 or [email protected]

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Nevada Copper Provides Operations and Funding Updates https://darkholmekeep.net/nevada-copper-provides-operations-and-funding-updates/ https://darkholmekeep.net/nevada-copper-provides-operations-and-funding-updates/#respond Tue, 31 Aug 2021 22:15:00 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/nevada-copper-provides-operations-and-funding-updates/ YERINGTON, Nevada, August 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (OTC: NEVDF) (“Nevada Copper“or the”Society”) Today provided an update regarding the underground mine operations of its Pumpkin Hollow project (the“ Underground Mine ”), as well as an update on funding issues. All amounts below are expressed in US dollars. Update of operations […]]]>

YERINGTON, Nevada, August 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (OTC: NEVDF) (“Nevada Copper“or the”Society”) Today provided an update regarding the underground mine operations of its Pumpkin Hollow project (the“ Underground Mine ”), as well as an update on funding issues. All amounts below are expressed in US dollars.

Update of operations

  • Arrest and lateral development: Construction and penetration through the aquifer dyke are now complete on the first crossing. Lateral development beyond this intersection is now on solid ground at a rate consistent with mine plan rates focused on establishing production from the East-North deposit. Additionally, with newly installed steel support beams, a second crossover is planned in the coming weeks, further improving development rates.
  • Stop: The Company has operated the second Alphabet Zone stope at a CuEq grade of 1.45% and backfilling is expected to begin within the coming week.
  • Surface fans: Delivery of the surface fans is on schedule, with installation and commissioning to be completed in Q4 2021 and sustainable lift rates of 3,000 tpd are expected to follow.

We are happy to have completed our first crossing of the water dike allowing our development rates to increase in line with the expectations of our mining plan, ” said Mike Brown, interim CEO of Nevada Copper. “We look forward to continued increases in production rates in the third and fourth quarters of this year. “

Funding update

  • Discussions on the amendment of KfW’s credit facility: On August 31, 2021, the Company received an extension of the waiver from KfW IPEX-Bank (“KfW”), the Company’s principal project lender, until September 30, 2021 to complete the project completion test. (the “Long Project Shutdown Date”) under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (“Amended KfW Facility”). The Company is in talks with KfW regarding a longer term extension of the extended shutdown date of the project until 2023; deferral of debt service for up to 24 months; and the deferral of certain financial covenants under the modified KfW facility to further support the ramp-up of the underground mine. The Company expects the proposed extension and changes to be finalized within the next month. However, there is no guarantee that this extension and these changes will be finalized at this time or not at all. If the extension is not finalized, the Company would be in default under the modified KfW Facility.
  • $ 13 million in additional cash: The existing promissory note provided by Pala Investments Limited, the Company’s largest shareholder (“2021 Promissory Note”) has been amended (subject to regulatory approval) to allow total borrowings of up to $ 55 million. dollars, providing an additional $ 13 million in liquidity to the Company. . Other prints made by the Company are subject to an agreed use of the product. The 2021 promissory note has a maturity date of June 30, 2022 and bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum on the amounts drawn. In accordance with the amendment, the 2021 promissory note now provides for an arrangement fee of 6% on the total commitment amount of $ 55 million, which will be capitalized. The proceeds will be used to finance the development and ramp-up of the underground mine and related working capital requirements. The amendment has been reviewed and approved by a committee of independent directors of the Company.

Qualified people
The information and technical data contained in this press release has been reviewed by Greg French, CPG, and Norm Bisson, P.Eng., For Nevada Copper, who are non-independent qualified persons within the meaning of NI 43-101.

About Nevada Copper
Nevada Copper (TSX: NCU) is a copper producer and owner of the Pumpkin Hollow copper project. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has significant reserves and resources, including copper, gold, and silver. Its two fully licensed projects include the high-grade underground mine and processing facility, which are now in production, and a large-scale surface mine project, which is progressing to feasibility status.

NEVADA COPPER CORP.
www.nevadacopper.com
Mike Brown, Interim President and CEO

For more information contact:
Rich Matthews, Investor Relations
Full communications
rmatthews@integcom.us
+1 604 757 7179

Warning language

This press release includes certain statements and information that constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements contained in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements and forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, statements relating to mining development plans, production and ramp-up plans, installation of equipment, requested modifications to the facility. of KfW’s amended credit and regulatory approval of the 2021 promissory note.

Forward-looking statements and information include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted ”,“ budget ”,“ planned ”,“ estimates ”,“ forecasts ”,“ intention to ”,“ foresees ”or“ believes ”or the negative aspects of these or variations of these words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “could” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements or information should not be interpreted as guarantees of future performance and results. They are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results and events to differ materially from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.

These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those related to: the Company’s ability to complete the ramp-up of the underground mine on time and on estimated costs; additional capital requirements and no assurance can be given as to their availability; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business and operations; the state of financial markets; loss history; dilution; adverse events related to grinding operations, construction, development and ramp-up, including the Company’s ability to resolve underground development and processing plant issues; failure to obtain extensions and modifications to the modified KfW facility; soil conditions; cost overruns related to the development, construction and ramp-up of the underground mine; loss of material properties; interest rates rise; Mondial economy; limited history of production; future fluctuations in metal prices; speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions of exploration, development and mining activities; environmental risks and liability; work accident; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as intended; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; interpretation of drilling results and estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, mineralization grade or recovery rates from management’s expectations and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents; title matters; regulatory approvals and restrictions; increasing costs and physical risks associated with climate change, including extreme weather events, and new or revised climate change regulations; permits and licenses; volatility of the market price of the Company’s securities; Assurance; competetion; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; other mining industry risks as well as the risks discussed in the Company’s management report for the year ended December 31, 2020 and in the section entitled “Risk Factors” of the Company’s annual information form dated December 18, 2020. March 2021. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and information. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this document are based on what management believes are reasonable assumptions, including, without limitation: no adverse development with respect to the ownership of the Pumpkin Hollow Project; no material changes to applicable laws; acceleration of underground mine operations in accordance with plans and management expectations; no worsening of current COVID-19 work restrictions; reducing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the medium and long term; no material adverse change in the price of copper from current levels; and the absence of any other factor that could cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or anticipated. Forward-looking information and statements are made as of the date hereof. Nevada Copper disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, except as required by law. Readers are referred to additional information regarding Nevada Copper’s business contained in Nevada Copper’s reports filed with securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Although the Company has attempted to identify material factors which could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors which could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors which could cause actions, events or results are not as expected, estimated or expected. For more information on Nevada Copper and the risks and challenges facing its business, investors should consult the documents filed by Nevada Copper which are available at www.sedar.com.

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Ida similar to Katrina, but stronger, smaller – News-Herald https://darkholmekeep.net/ida-similar-to-katrina-but-stronger-smaller-news-herald/ https://darkholmekeep.net/ida-similar-to-katrina-but-stronger-smaller-news-herald/#respond Mon, 30 Aug 2021 02:53:41 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/ida-similar-to-katrina-but-stronger-smaller-news-herald/ By SETH BORENSTEIN Hurricane Ida looks suspiciously like a dangerous and perhaps scarier sequel to 2005 Hurricane Katrina, the costliest storm in American history. But there are a few twists to come that might make Ida meaner in some ways, but not as horrible in others. “Katrina’s main story was the damage caused by the […]]]>

By SETH BORENSTEIN

Hurricane Ida looks suspiciously like a dangerous and perhaps scarier sequel to 2005 Hurricane Katrina, the costliest storm in American history. But there are a few twists to come that might make Ida meaner in some ways, but not as horrible in others.

“Katrina’s main story was the damage caused by the storm surges and over a large area. The main story with Ida will be a combination of damage from wind, storm surges and freshwater flooding, ”said meteorologist Jeff Masters, who flew hurricane missions for the government and founded Weather Underground.

Ida made landfall on the same calendar date, August 29, as Katrina 16 years ago, hitting the same general part of Louisiana with about the same wind speed, after rapidly strengthening as it passed through an area. similar to warm, deep water that supercharges hurricanes. .

What could be different, however, is crucial: direction, size and strength.

A man walks past a section of roof that was blown away by the winds of Hurricane Ida from a building in the French Quarter, Sunday, August 29, in New Orleans. (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

“Ida will most definitely be stronger than Katrina, and by a pretty big margin,” said Brian McNoldy, hurricane researcher at the University of Miami. “And, the worst of the storm will come through New Orleans and Baton Rouge, which had the weaker side of Katrina.”

Ida was a strong Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph when it made landfall, “within a sneeze of becoming the fifth Category 5 to make landfall over the continental United States,” McNoldy said.

Katrina weakened a bit before landing, hitting Louisiana as a Category 3 storm with winds of 127 mph.

Katrina has hit Louisiana from the south, while Ida arrives in the same part of the state from the southeast. Ida’s hurricane-force winds on Sunday extended 37 miles from the center, compared to Katrina’s hurricane-force winds that spread 98 miles from the center when they made landfall, McNoldy said.

“It has the potential to be more of a natural disaster when the big problem in Katrina was more man-made” due to the dike failures, McNoldy said. The dike failures have pushed Katrina’s death toll to 1,833 and its overall damage to about $ 176 billion in current dollars, and experts don’t expect Ida to come close to those totals.

DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT

Ida came to the same general location from a slightly different direction. Several hurricane experts worry that the difference in angle could put New Orleans more in the dangerous storm quadrant – the right front part of a hurricane – than it was in Katrina, when the city was more. devastated by the failure of the dikes than by the storm surges. Katrina’s northeast quadrant pushed 28-foot storm surges into Mississippi, not New Orleans.

“Ida’s angle is potentially even worse,” McNoldy said. Because it’s smaller, “it won’t create a huge storm surge as easily… but the angle at which it presents itself is, I think, more conducive to pushing water into the lake (Pontchartrain). “

This northwestern route from Ida not only puts New Orleans more on target than Katrina, but it also targets Baton Rouge and crucial industrial areas more, Masters said. He said Ida would have to pass through “the absolute worst place for a hurricane.”

“It is planned to follow the industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, which is one of the major infrastructure regions in the United States, critical to the economy,” Masters said. “You’re probably going to shut down the Mississippi River to barge traffic for several weeks. “

Meteorologist Steve Bowen, head of global disaster analysis at the consultancy and risk management company Aon, said the impact would be felt beyond coastal areas.

“We are certainly looking at potential losses in the billions,” Bowen said.

SIZE QUESTIONS

The difference is that the size is not only huge physically, but it counts for damage. Storms that are larger have larger storm surges due to the larger water push.

Ida “isn’t going to generate the huge storm surge like Katrina did, she will have a more focused storm surge like Camille (1969),” Masters said.

But larger storms are often weaker, Bowen said. There is a trade-off between intense damage in a smaller area versus less damage, but still bad, in a larger area. Bowen and Gabriel Vecchi of Princeton University said they were unsure which scenario would be the worst in this case.

RAPID INTENSIFICATION

Ida late Saturday and early Sunday feasted on a whirlwind of what’s known as the Loop Current, going from winds of 105 mph to 150 mph in just eight hours. The Loop Current is that deep area of ​​incredibly warm water. It draws warm water from the Yucatan Peninsula, loops in the Gulf of Mexico, and travels up the eastern edge of Florida in the Gulf Stream. Water above 79 degrees is the fuel for hurricanes.

Normally, when a storm intensifies or stops, it absorbs all the hot water in the area and then hits the cooler water which begins to weaken the storm or at least keep it from getting stronger. But these hot water points continue to fuel a storm. Katrina fed herself that way, as did Ida, gaining power over an area with hurricane fuel over 500 feet deep, “just a hot tub,” McNoldy said.

“Running on these Loop Currents (eddys) is a really big deal. It’s really dangerous,” said climate and hurricane specialist Kossin of the Climate Service.

Over the past 40 years, more and more hurricanes have intensified rapidly and climate change seems to be at least in part to blame, Kossin and Vecchi said. Hurricane Grace has already intensified rapidly this year and last year Hanna, Laura, Sally, Teddy, Gamma and Delta all intensified rapidly.

“There’s a human footprint on it,” said Kossin, who, along with Vecchi, participated in a 2019 study on recent rapid intensifications.

NEW EYE WALL

After a hurricane quickly intensifies, it becomes so strong and its eye so small that it often cannot continue that way, so it forms an outer eye wall and the inner eye wall collapses, Kossin said. This is called eye wall replacement.

When a new eye wall forms, a storm often gets bigger but a bit weaker, Kossin said. So the key for Ida is when and if this happens. This happened for Katrina, who steadily weakened in the 12 hours leading up to her landing.

Ida began the process of replacing the eye wall, but McNoldy said he didn’t think it mattered.

“There is no more time to do anything that can make a difference. “

THE STORY

Meteorologists have improved the forecast and they hope Louisiana is better prepared than in 2005 with a stronger dike system. However, Bowen said Ida would arrive a year after Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana in 2020 with winds of 150 mph.

“No US state since 1851 has ever recorded consecutive years of hurricanes above 150 km / h making landfall,” Bowen said. “After Laura’s landing in 2020, Louisiana is on the verge of making an unfortunate history.”

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Follow Seth Borenstein on Twitter at @borenbears.

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It’s crazy to trust the Haqqanis https://darkholmekeep.net/its-crazy-to-trust-the-haqqanis/ https://darkholmekeep.net/its-crazy-to-trust-the-haqqanis/#respond Fri, 27 Aug 2021 19:39:09 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/its-crazy-to-trust-the-haqqanis/ Yesterday’s explosions at the crowded gate of Kabul airport served as a grim reminder of the threats in Afghanistan still facing the Afghans, the region and the United States. ISIS-Khorasan, an offshoot of ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed more than 70 Afghans and at least 13 US servicemen. But the Islamic […]]]>

Yesterday’s explosions at the crowded gate of Kabul airport served as a grim reminder of the threats in Afghanistan still facing the Afghans, the region and the United States. ISIS-Khorasan, an offshoot of ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed more than 70 Afghans and at least 13 US servicemen.

But the Islamic State-Khorasan is not the only jihadist group the United States needs to worry about as it leaves Afghanistan. The Haqqani network is at the center of many militant networks and the new Taliban-dominated Afghan government. Although its leaders claim to have changed their minds by seizing national power, no one believes they intend to sever ties with terrorist groups.

Yesterday’s explosions at the crowded gate of Kabul airport served as a grim reminder of the threats in Afghanistan still facing the Afghans, the region and the United States. ISIS-Khorasan, an offshoot of ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed more than 70 Afghans and at least 13 US servicemen.

But the Islamic State-Khorasan is not the only jihadist group the United States needs to worry about as it leaves Afghanistan. The Haqqani network is at the center of many militant networks and the new Taliban-dominated Afghan government. Although its leaders claim to have changed their minds by seizing national power, no one believes they intend to sever ties with terrorist groups.

Over the past two decades, the Haqqanis have become one of the main faces of armed opposition to US forces and have carried out deadly attacks, including a 19-hour siege of the US Embassy. They have also become a transnational mafia trading in industries ranging from the ransom industry to real estate, telephones, car dealerships, mineral smuggling and drug trafficking.

But what really sets the Haqqanis apart is their particularly close relationship with al-Qaeda. Both groups are rooted in radical Deobandi religious ideology, and the group’s founder, Jalaluddin Haqqani, had a personal friendship with al-Qaeda co-founder Osama bin Laden. According to a report by the analytical support and sanctions monitoring team submitted to the United Nations Security Council last May, the Haqqani network is a main liaison actor in maintaining relations between the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Al Qaeda played an active role in aiding the Haqqanis in the battles to conquer Afghanistan.

The network also remains linked to several regional jihadist organizations, including the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the anti-India Jaish-e-Mohammed, as well as the Islamic State-Khorasan. The UN report noted that the Islamic State-Khorasan “did not have the capacity to launch complex attacks in Kabul on its own” while assuming responsibility for operations which had in all likelihood been carried out by the Haqqani network. Experts have long suggested that the Haqqani Network lets Islamic State-Khorasan carry out attacks that serve its own purposes but does not want to be associated with them. The group allows the Haqqanis to maintain plausible deniability in such attacks.

The brutal network has now been entrusted with the security of Kabul by the Taliban. This week, Khalil Haqqani, a terrorist designated by the United States and the United Nations, was sent to Kabul to take control of the city by his nephew Sirajuddin Haqqani, deputy of the Taliban and head of the Haqqani network. Habib Ur Rehman Agha, a local Taliban member and son of Taliban leader Syed Akbar Agha, was among those who met with Haqqani to discuss the security situation in the city. He said the Haqqanis received Kabul because of their long-established security presence in the city, operating underground and alongside the official police and military. “They have had a security apparatus in Kabul for a long time,” Habib Ur Rehman Agha said. It is common knowledge that nothing is happening in Kabul without the knowledge of the Haqqanis.

It is not yet clear whether the Haqqanis played an active role in the airport attack, simply ignored it, or were simply caught off guard. What is clear are the explosions that ravaged the perimeter of the airport which was supposedly under their surveillance. The Haqqani Network had assigned its special unit, Badri 313, to patrol outside the airport and had been boasting online all week about its success with Persian Gulf donors as well as future recruits. The group’s propaganda arm, called Manba al-Jihad or the Source of Jihad, published Badri’s fantasy videos 313 dressed in modern military uniforms, balaclavas and goggles, armed with state-of-the-art American weapons. They were of little use when ISIS-Khorasan militants detonated their suicide bombs, a practice the Haqqanis themselves initiated on the Afghan battlefield.

The Taliban claimed to have lost 28 limbs, more men than the United States. But although Islamic State-Khorasan is a nemesis of the Taliban, their relationship with the Haqqanis has been much more ambiguous. Whether or not the Haqqanis played a role in this attack, those who have followed the group find it untrustworthy and say it cannot be expected to honor the Taliban’s agreement with the States. United States last year, which explicitly states that the Taliban will not allow anti-American terrorist groups to operate on Afghan soil.

Bill Roggio, a senior researcher at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, said the Haqqanis derive their strength from their relationship with the Pakistani inter-agency intelligence agency. “They are probably trained by the Pakistani army,” Roggio said, adding that Sirajuddin Haqqani is the most powerful leader of the Taliban, arguably more than the Taliban leader general, Haibatullah Akhundzada. “But Siraj has changed his tone. He told his people that he had conquered a territory and that he must now rule, be fair, have a Sharia code and meet the needs of the people. But will it govern effectively? We know he will keep his alliance with al-Qaeda intact. Roggio added that Badri 313 appears to be a reincarnation of the 313 Brigade whose leader was Ilyas Kashmiri, an Al Qaeda agent who carried out several anti-American and anti-Indian attacks.

Others have said the Haqqanis are masters of deception, implying that it would be reckless for the United States to take their word for it. “When a delegation from the central government visited them, the Haqqanis offered their guests a hearty meal, Kabuli rice and so on. The delegates thought they had an agreement and fell asleep. The Haqqanis slit their throats that night, ”said Gretchen Peters, executive director of the Center on Illicit Networks and Transnational Organized Crime, who wrote a detailed article on the Haqqani Network. “That’s the kind of people they are; that’s the kind of person they always have been. They will do whatever they want. They always did what they wanted.

This terrible story is just one of a long list of atrocities committed by the Haqqanis. Instilling terror in the hearts of Afghans to silence them and acquiesce has always been the modus operandi of the Haqqanis. They stuck burning sticks in the legs of Afghans they suspected of having killed others, beheaded others and lined their corpses in the street to serve as an example for anyone who thinks of crossing them. . It is this legacy of fear that they deploy in Kabul as they are charged with maintaining order.

Most of the townspeople are terrified and have locked themselves in. Some, however, see some signs that the Haqqanis seemed to have improved their conduct. “Behave well with the general public”, Sirajuddin had commanded his men as he prepared to retake Afghanistan. Richard Ponzio, director of the Global Governance, Justice and Security program at the Stimson Center and a former State Department official, said the Haqqani Network has shown restraint towards Afghan citizens and has prevented looting and other criminal activity base in the capital. “But at the same time, their repeated harassment – including sometimes of a violent nature – of Afghans seeking to flee the country via the Kabul airport has led to an increase by Western forces of the perimeter of operations around the airport. “said Ponzio. “Once Western troops leave Kabul, the Afghans rightly fear” that the Haqqani network will renege on public commitments made by Taliban spokespersons not to harm Afghan citizens.

Peters said it would be especially interesting to see how the Haqqanis act towards their fellow Afghans once they firmly establish their power in the country. Will they continue their illicit activities and brutal killings or will they live off legally collected taxes? In an interview with Al Jazeera– an information network belonging to the government of Qatar, which mediates between the Taliban and the United States – Khalil Haqqani has tried to allay the concerns of his Afghan compatriots. “We have no hostility with anyone. We are all Afghans, ”he said.

Either way, there is no guarantee that the Haqqanis will stop supporting their ideological relatives who intend to attack other countries in the region and even the United States.

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New Faculty Explores Emotional Regulation, Heritage Languages ​​and International Business> News> USC Dornsife https://darkholmekeep.net/new-faculty-explores-emotional-regulation-heritage-languages-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8band-international-business-news-usc-dornsife/ https://darkholmekeep.net/new-faculty-explores-emotional-regulation-heritage-languages-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8band-international-business-news-usc-dornsife/#respond Tue, 24 Aug 2021 22:25:50 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/new-faculty-explores-emotional-regulation-heritage-languages-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8band-international-business-news-usc-dornsife/ New social science researchers will join the departments of economics, sociology, psychology, linguistics and anthropology. [8 min read] A host of new social science faculty members join USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences for the fall semester 2021. Here, they share insight into their academic and personal pursuits. Marianne Andries | assistant professor […]]]>

New social science researchers will join the departments of economics, sociology, psychology, linguistics and anthropology. [8 min read]

A host of new social science faculty members join USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences for the fall semester 2021. Here, they share insight into their academic and personal pursuits.


Marianne Andries | assistant professor of Economy

Academic objective: Asset valuation and behavioral finance, theoretical implications of unconventional preferences inspired by micro- and experimental evidence.

If you could invite someone to dinner, living or deceased, who would you choose? What would be on the menu? Michael B. Jordan, to make my children happy. (They won’t care what’s on the menu.)

What inspires you? Good books and ingenuity in scientific discovery.

Favorite book you’ve read lately? Lonely dove by Larry McMurtry.


Andrea Ballestero | Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology

I study how science, economics and law shape our collective life and its cultural significance. My first book examined the implementation of the human right to water in Costa Rica and northeastern Brazil. I am currently writing a book on the reinvention of the subsoil and the meaning of aquifers in Costa Rica.

If you could invite someone to dinner, living or deceased, who would you choose? My grandmother. We would taste homemade patis.

What inspires you? Curiousity

Favorite book you’ve read lately? The wild detectives by Roberto Bolano


Thomas chaney | Professor of economics

Academic orientation: International trade, economic history, finance and networks.

If you could invite someone to dinner, living or deceased, who would you choose? What would be on the menu? Marie Curie. I would cook homemade pasta, but then I would be too intimidated to say anything.

Where is your favorite place to travel? Vercors in the French Alps, Sifnos in the Greek Cyclades and … anywhere really.

What foods or condiments will we always find in your kitchen? Olive oil and Aleppo peppers.


jennifer crying | assistant professor of Political science and international relations

I am currently studying how race and gender shape the way candidates address their constituents, using advanced computer methods.

If you could invite someone to dinner, living or deceased, who would you choose? What would be on the menu? It would be a connection between Gladys Mae West, the mathematician who worked with the Department of Defense to create satellite tracking (GPS), and Ida B. Wells, the early 20th-century investigative journalist who leveraged statistics and interviews in its reports. .

Favorite book you’ve read lately? Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America by WEB Du Bois has become my favorite purchase of the pandemic. It is inspiring to see an African-American sociologist create a rigorous and magnificent quantitative assessment of his community at the time. All graphics – hand drawn and dating from the 1900 Paris Exposition – really show how important data analysis, science and graphic design are in the study of society.

What foods or condiments will we always find in your kitchen? Black beans, rice, Tapatio and Sriracha are always on hand. But I’m not going to lie to you, there are definitely too many empty Sour Patch Kids and Sunflower Seed pouches in my house.

Cryer will be teaching POSC 335: “Political Parties, Campaigns and Elections” this fall.


Deisy Del Real | assistant professor of Sociology

Academic orientation: My research examines how government officials and activists negotiate different immigration policies. For example, I am writing a book that unveils the factors, mechanisms and actors that led to the successful negotiation and implementation of the 2002 Mercosur Residence Agreement in nine South American countries. The residence agreement makes legal status a substantive right, obliging states to provide undocumented migrants with legal residence. Other studies focus on how legal immigration contexts, ranging from restrictive to welcoming, affect the lives and well-being of undocumented immigrants in the United States as well as Venezuelan and Bolivian migrants in Argentina, Chile. and Colombia.

What inspires you? Finding solutions to pressing social problems while staying true to my personal dreams.

Where is your favorite place to travel? South America.

Favorite book you’ve read lately? educated by Tara Westover.

Del Real will teach SOCI 460: “Key issues of contemporary international migration” this fall.


Brittany Friedman | Lecturer in sociology

Academic orientation: I research the causes and consequences of class, racial and gender inequalities in the criminal justice system through the prism of black feminism, critical race theory, collective behavior and economic sociology. More precisely, I study these dynamics through various projects which examine: 1) the organization of social life in prisons, 2) political protest against the prison state, 3) the imposition and recovery of sanctions pecuniary such as fines and fees, and 4) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on conditions of detention in prisons.

If you could invite someone to dinner, living or deceased, who would you choose? What would be on the menu? Toni Morrison, for the sushi.

Where is your favorite place to travel? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

What inspires you? Nature and music.


Zuzanna Fuchs | assistant professor of Linguistic

Academic orientation: My work focuses on heritage languages. A home language is a language that develops when an individual grows up speaking a language at home (the home language), but then learns a different language when they start going to school, and then learning a different language. over time, he or she does not feel as comfortable speaking his native language. more.

My goal is to understand how the two languages ​​influence each other in this type of bilingualism, and to understand how limited exposure to the original language affects (or does not!) The ability of the original speakers to understand. and to process this language.

What inspires you? Hear stories from heritage speakers. Heritage bilingualism is often the result of immigration or other forms of displacement in a person’s family history. As a result, the relationship of a heritage speaker with his or her native language is often complex and sometimes difficult. Most importantly, their language is still an important part of their identity, something they don’t take for granted.

What do you like to do in your spare time? My favorite thing to do in my spare time is practice playing the piano. I started only a year ago and I really enjoy developing a new skill. I also like to read, solve New York Timescrossword and doing yoga. Now that I will live in a warm climate all year round, I hope to get back to running.

Where is your favorite place to travel? Warsaw, Poland, where I was born and where my family immigrated when I was a child.

Fuchs will be teaching LING 547: “Morphology” this fall.


Chardee Galán | Assistant Professor of Psychology

Academic orientation: I am trained as a clinical and developmental psychologist, and my work focuses on identifying risk factors that predict the onset of conduct problems in young people as well as innovative approaches to disseminate prevention and control programs. intervention for youth behavior problems with families living in poverty.

More recently, my work has expanded to include the study of racial discrimination, racial violence, and racial-ethnic socialization in black and Latin families. My goal is to use this work to develop culturally relevant prevention programs that reduce stress and racial trauma, prevent youth behavior problems, and improve youth and family well-being and functioning.

Galan will be teaching PSYC 360: “Abnormal Psychology” this fall.


Seth holmes | Professor of the Dean of Anthropology and Population and Public Health Sciences

Academic orientation: As an anthropologist and cultural and medical physician, I have conducted collaborative research on social hierarchies, health inequalities, and the ways in which these and other asymmetries are naturalized, normalized, and resisted in contexts of l ‘transnational immigration, food systems, medical education and health care. .

What do you like to do in your spare time? Biking, climbing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing and backpacking. I also like to get involved in collective efforts to make society more equitable and just.

If you could invite someone to dinner, living or deceased, who would you choose? What would be on the menu? Frantz Fanon, psychiatrist, social theorist and organizer. Hope we cook our own meal together.

Favorite book you’ve read lately? Fatal invention by Dorothy Roberts and Anthropology against the tide by Laura Nader.


Santiago Morales | Assistant Professor of Psychology

Academic orientation: My research examines individual differences in the development of emotion and the regulation of emotions – often referred to as temperament. My research focuses on the impact that these early individual differences have on socio-emotional development, particularly with regard to the development of internalizing and externalizing psychopathology.

I’m also interested in identifying factors, such as how children process social information, that help us determine which children at risk for temperament develop socio-emotional problems. My work integrates several methods, in particular behavioral observations, computerized tasks (eye tracking) and measurements in neuroscience (EEG and functional MRI).

If you could invite someone to dinner, living or deceased, who would you choose? What would be on the menu?Charles Darwin or William James, and sushi would be on the menu.

What inspires you? I am inspired to learn and better understand how social and emotional development occurs with the goal of promoting mental health.

Favorite book you’ve read lately? To behave by Robert Sapolsky and A hundred years of loneliness scored by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Morales is teaching PSYC 499: “Developmental Neuroscience of Human Behavior” this fall.


Audrye Wong | Senior Lecturer in Political Sciences and International Relations

I’m interested in how states use non-military tools, including economic and informational tools, in pursuit of geopolitical influence. My research interests cover the political economy of security, foreign influence operations, Chinese foreign policy, and Asia-Pacific security issues. My current book project examines the strategies and effectiveness of economic policy, with an emphasis on positive incentives.

Yunqi Wong will teach IR 333: “China in International Affairs”.


Learn more about the other professors joining USC Dornsife this fall here >>

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Do not exclude coal from the US energy mix | News, Sports, Jobs https://darkholmekeep.net/do-not-exclude-coal-from-the-us-energy-mix-news-sports-jobs/ https://darkholmekeep.net/do-not-exclude-coal-from-the-us-energy-mix-news-sports-jobs/#respond Tue, 24 Aug 2021 04:18:24 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/do-not-exclude-coal-from-the-us-energy-mix-news-sports-jobs/ There is value in walking in another person’s shoes. And while US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh wasn’t exactly preparing for a day’s work at the Ohio County underground coal mine he visited on Wednesday, we’re hoping he will learn a bit. more about people whose livelihoods are at risk if the wrong decisions are […]]]>

There is value in walking in another person’s shoes. And while US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh wasn’t exactly preparing for a day’s work at the Ohio County underground coal mine he visited on Wednesday, we’re hoping he will learn a bit. more about people whose livelihoods are at risk if the wrong decisions are made. during the transition and diversification of our energy portfolio and our economy.

Walsh was invited to visit American Consolidated Natural Resources’ Golden Ridge Portal mine near Wheeling by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, DW.Va. After the visit, Walsh said the Biden administration would not be an enemy of the coal industry.

“I felt it was really important for me to come down and get a feel for what the mine workers are doing” Walsh told our reporter. “I have a different understanding and appreciation of work. “

Understanding and appreciation is good, but will it translate into a bit of common sense and compassion as the policy is developed?

Manchin took the opportunity to chat with Walsh about the impact of the $ 1,000 billion infrastructure bill and his desire to ensure that coal communities are not (yet) left behind as Washington, D.C. DC, move forward with new policies.

“I have always said that the transition to a cleaner energy future must come from innovation, not elimination, and the bipartisan infrastructure bill that was passed by the Senate will do just that,” said Manchin.

But Walsh chose his words carefully.

“The president has objectives of carbon neutrality and alternative energy sources”, he said. “Sure, these conversations have to take place. We have an industry in which people work. They are also concerned about the future of their industry.

Those who work in coal are concerned about the future of their industry in a way that bureaucrats and politicians making decisions in Washington will never feel. But give Walsh credit for taking the trip underground and learning a thing or two. Now let’s hope he carries that understanding with him long enough to pass it on to those in the Biden administration who really need it.

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