Windows 10: the blocking for the 2004 version is lifted on the Surface

Technology: Microsoft was preventing certain Surface devices from updating to the 2004 version due to technical issues. The blockade was lifted on June 29.
Microsoft releases the block it placed on certain Surface devices to prevent them from updating to version 2004. This block prevented users of certain Surface models manufactured by Microsoft, including Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7, from downloading and manually install the latest Windows 10 feature update.

According to information released as part of the May 2020 update, devices with more than one network adapter capable of operating in "Always On, Always Connected" mode may experience unexpected shutdowns and reboots. The Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 both fall into this category. (Other surface devices can also be included; I asked Microsoft for a list of affected devices, but got no response).



Several technical problems when launching the updateEven though a patch (KB4557957) was released on June 9 as part of …

DRC: Barrick consolidates exploration portfolio in Ngayu gold belt

Mining giant Barrick Gold is further consolidating its position on gold in the DRC. He has just concluded a new joint venture agreement with his partner Loncor on two exploration permits. The agreement allows both parties to strengthen their control over the Ngayu gold belt.

Barrick consolidates exploration portfolio in Ngayu gold belt

Mining company Barrick Gold signed a joint venture agreement this week with a subsidiary of Loncor Resources for two new exploration licenses in the Ngayu gold belt in northeastern DRC. It is consolidating its project portfolio in an area where it already owns the Ngayu gold project, with a core drilling program currently underway on several priority targets.

After completing the drilling and financing a pre-feasibility study, the mining giant will hold 65% of the joint venture intended to exploit the deposits that may be discovered. A feasibility study will be conducted for this purpose with joint funding from Barrick and Adumbi (the Loncor subsidiary).




"We are pleased to see that Barrick's confidence in the Ngayu gold belt continues to grow. This new joint venture strengthens Loncor's and Barrick's control of the Ngayu gold belt as partners, ”commented Loncor CEO Arnold Kondrat.