Mali: Altus Strategies Announces Increase In Resources For The Diba Gold Project

Gold resources from the Diba project in Mali have increased, now totaling more than 400,000 ounces in the indicated and inferred categories. This is what Altus Strategies, the asset holder, said on Monday, adding that these figures will soon be improved thanks to new drilling.

In Mali, the mining company Altus Strategies released a new resource estimate for the Diba gold project on Monday. Made by the engineering company Mining Plus as part of the prefeasibility study for the project, this update indicates a 637% increase in resources classified as "inferred".

The latter went from 32,500 ounces of gold to 5.4 million tonnes of resources grading 1.06 g / t of gold, or 187,000 ounces. At the same time, resources classified in the "indicated" category are now 4.8 million tonnes grading 1.39 g / t gold, or 217,000 ounces.

"There is significant exploration potential for new discoveries at Diba, with seven priority prospects still to be systematically tested by drilli…

Neighboring rights: Google pays some media without actually losing ground to press publishers

Without giving up on neighboring rights, Google has established partnerships with the media and will pay for their articles included in its newsfeeds. While the European media hope to sell it on these rights, the publishers who have accepted its offers are practically accused of treachery.
Google pays some media without actually losing ground to press publishers

Google, without actually changing its position on the subject of neighboring rights, decided to pay certain press publishers for the use of their articles. Indeed, the web giant announced in a blog post that he was negotiating with the media to compensate press publishers for their content. Initial reports indicate that Google plans to launch a "licensing program later this year to pay publishers for high-quality content for a new information experience."

Brad Bender, vice president of product management at Google, said negotiations have taken place for several months with the Spiegel group in Germany and Diarios Associados in Brazil. After the success of the latter, Australian media Schwartz Media, The Conversation and Solstice Media are also said to have signed a partnership with Google.

In fact, the web giant will pay to select certain articles which will be integrated into a tab within the news feeds and referencing of content such as Google News and Google Discover.

However, these partnerships are not good news for European media associations. While in France, the competition authority had asked Google to negotiate in good faith with the media, and in Australia, the authorities wish to force Google to share its advertising revenues with the media, individual partnerships could be disunited the media. Indeed, those who benefit from it no longer have any reason to fight with others for the web giant to pay neighboring rights. In this regard, for most of their European colleagues, the press publishers who accepted the agreement are not far from being considered guilty of high treason.