Continued progress for iron ore projects in Western Australia

first_imgAs International Mining’s September issue iron ore update nears completion, Gindalbie Metals welcomed the August 3 announcement by the WA Government that it has committed to building a major power line in the Mid West region that will help underpin the planned significant expansion of the Karara Iron Ore Project. Western Australia  Premier Colin Barnett and Energy Minister Peter Collier announced the State Government would build a 330 kV power line from Pinjar, north of Perth, to Eneabba.Gindalbie was pleased to note Collier’s comments today that following a recent review: “…there are a number of major Mid-West projects that are well under way and will require access to substantial electricity supply.  As a result, the review team proposed that the 330 kV line initially extends from Pinjar to Eneabba to encourage progress of Gindalbie’s Karara mine, six prospective wind farms and a major new power station.”While the existing 132 kV power network is suitable for Karara’s start-up capacity of 10 Mt/y, the increase in transmission capacity is required for the planned expansion of the project to a production rate of more than 30 Mt/y.Gindalbie and its joint venture partner, Ansteel, are building a 330 kV power line from Karara to Eneabba as part of the project infrastructure which will connect into the State grid. The project will draw power under a 15-year supply deal with the State Government’s power generation arm, Verve Energy. Until the new Pinjar-Eneabba line is built, Karara will tap into the existing 132 kV network at Eneabba and be able to draw sufficient power for project start-up.“The Government has shown tremendous leadership and support for the development of the resources sector in the Mid West region,” Gindalbie’s Managing Director Garret Dixon said. “The Premier has shown his commitment to Mid-West iron ore and infrastructure development, and particularly has demonstrated strong support for Karara and its long-term potential. This latest decision to ensure the region has sufficient power infrastructure, is testament to the Government’s belief that the Mid West is set to become the next resources growth centre in WA.”The initial focus of Gindalbie’s growth strategy is the Karara Iron Ore Project, located 225 km east of Geraldton, where it will deliver initial production of Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) hematite in 2010 to be followed by production of high grade magnetite concentrate and blast furnace quality pellets in 2011. Karara is being developed through a 50:50 Joint Venture with Ansteel, one of China’s leading steel and iron ore producers. Gindalbie’s longer term growth will be propelled by the exploration and development of its extensive 1,900 km2 tenement portfolio, which includes numerous prospective magnetite and hematite exploration targets expected to deliver a long-term pipeline of growth opportunities.Ansteel is currently China’s second-largest steel producer and the biggest iron ore miner. It is the major producer in the north-east region of China, with crude steel production of 35 Mt and plans to increase output to some 50 Mt/y.  Ansteel is considered to be one of the country’s key growth companies and has strong government support in securing new sources of long-term iron ore supply through international investment.Ansteel has developed a new integrated iron and steel making facility at Bayuquan, adjacent to the Port of Yingkou, approximately 100 km southwest of its current steel making facilities in the city of Anshan. The new facility has the capacity to produce 6.5 Mt/y of finished steel products. Once the Karara Project is in production, its products will be the key feed source for Bayuquan.last_img read more

Heres what you should really be eating for breakfast

first_img A Pittsburgh doctor says Antonio Brown once repeatedly farted in his face during a consultation, and that he owes him $11,500 in unpaid bills Image: Blue Bottle Coffee/FacebookCoffee has received a bad rap over the years, but long-term medical studies are now tipping in favor of the caffeinated beverage. As long as you’re not pushing 4 cups a day, there’s nothing wrong with drinking coffee.Foods to avoid: Bacon, sausage, hash browns, processed cheese, biscuits (American scones) with gravy, or granola barsMost of these foods either contain a lot of saturated fat or are high in sugar. They’re alright to eat once in a while, but not on a regular basis.“People tend to think of granola bars as being healthy,” says Frechman. “It’s cheaper and more healthy to have just a bowl of cereal with milk and fruit.”- Dina SpectorSick of the same old scrambled eggs? Here are new spins on eggs> WHILE THE BENEFITS of eating breakfast are well-known —  it can prevent weight gain, boost short-term memory, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, and even make us happier — most of those health rewards depend on choosing the right foods.“In general, a healthy breakfast contains protein, fruits, whole grains, or vegetables,” says Ruth Frechman, MA, RDN, CPT, nutritionist and author of “The Food is My Friend Diet.” Typically, you want to include foods from at least three of these groups, says Frechman.The portion sizes will depend on your age, activity, and diet goals, but as a general guideline your “plate” should consist of about 25% protein, 25% carbohydrates, and 50% fruits and/or vegetables, says Frechman.Frechman emphasises the importance of eating breakfast, but recommends waiting until you’re legitimately hungry to break bread. “If you force yourself to eat at 7am when you’re not hungry, chances are you are going to gain weight.”When you are ready to chow down, here are some healthy breakfast options to make sure you start the day off right.EggsImage: eggs via Shutterstock“Eggs are your friends again,” says Frechman. Although one large egg contains 212 milligrammes of cholesterol — a relatively large amount compared to other foods — it’s now known that saturated fat increases “bad” blood cholesterol and not the cholesterol in foods.One egg carries around 70 calories and packs 6 grammes of protein. Before you toss the yolk, remember that the yellowish centre is where most of the nutrients are found. The yolk is a good source of lutein, a vitamin also found in spinach and kale that helps prevents eye diseases.Whole-grain bread, cereal, or oatmealImage: Nate Steiner/Flickr“Breakfast happens to be the easiest time to get in heart healthy fibre from whole grain cereal and oats which can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol,” says Lisa Moskovitz, RD, CDN, owner of Your New York Dietitians. Fibre keeps us full and gives us energy.“Always look for at least 5 grammes of fibre when choosing breakfast cereals,” says Moskovitz. She also says to use any milk with 1% fat or less. “No one over the age of 2 should be drinking higher fat cow’s milk.”Another warning: If you’re watching your weight, you want to stay away from whole-grain cereals with added sugar because those pack a lot of extra calories.Peanut butter Image: Jeremy Keith/FlickrIt’s completely acceptable to get your fruit in liquid form, but make sure to choose 100% fruit juice, otherwise there could be added sugar. “Punches and fruit drinks have added sugar, which are just extra calories,” says Frechman.Coffee Goldman Sachs did a massive survey of its Gen Z interns and found they like pot, but ignore influencers center_img Image: Dustin Dennis/ShutterstockThere are 8 grammes of protein in two tablespoons of peanut butter, which is roughly 20% of the daily recommended amount for adult men and women. “It helps to have protein at every meal to regulate your blood sugar level,” says Frechman. “If you were to have pancakes, syrup, and juice, your blood sugar would spike and then crash.”Also, peanut butter mostly contains the “good” unsaturated fat. “I always recommend a nut butter like cashew butter, almond butter, or sunflower butter instead of putting real butter, margarine, or cream cheese on a bagel,” says Frechman. Yellowish spreads like margarine are much higher in “bad” saturated fats.FruitImage: Flickr/aryaziaiBerries, bananas, or melon — take your pick. “There’s no such things as an unhealthy fruit,” says Frechman. However, you should mix and match your fruit choices to take advantage of a variety of different nutrients. Blueberries, for example, are high in antioxidants while oranges are loaded with vitamin C and potassium.If you’re looking for convenience, Frechman recommends bananas since they’re easy to transport and eat without making a mess.YogurtImage: janineomg via Flickr“A breakfast parfait would make a great, very convenient breakfast,” says Frechman. A 6-ounce serving of yogurt contains as much protein as a serving as meat. Greek yogurt contains even more protein — sometimes double the amount of regular yogurt. If you have diabetes or are watching your calories, plain, non-fat or low-fat yogurt is a healthier choice than fruit-flavored yogurts, which can have a lot of added sugar.SmoothiesImage: FlickrA smoothie makes a complete, on-the-go meal. You can add a base of yogurt for protein and fresh or frozen fruit, like strawberries, for sweetness. If you don’t like eating your vegetables with dinner, this blended drink is an easy way to cram greens like spinach or kale into your diet.Fruit juice Mercedes-Benz will join the electric scooter wars with its own model in 2020 10 things you need to know before the opening bell last_img read more