Diamond the size of a tennis ball found in Canadian-owned mine could fetch C$90M A three-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch more than C$90 million when the Canadian mining company that unearthed it puts the rock up for auction this summer.But the first person to lay eyes on the whopping gem barely gave it a glance, the CEO of Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. recalled Wednesday, as the eye-popping estimate for the precious stone was issued by auctioneer Sotheby’s.“He’d only been working for us for two weeks, so he sees the thousand carats and goes ‘oh, this must be normal,’” William Lamb told The Canadian Press. “He didn’t tell anybody. It was only when the chief saw it that there was this huge commotion on site.”The diamond was unearthed in November, at the Karowe mine in Botswana that’s owned by Lucara (TSX:LUC).After being closely examined, it was found to measure 1,109 carats, making it the second-largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered.The only bigger diamond found to date was the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond, unearthed in South Africa in 1905. It was cut into nine pieces that form part of the U.K. Crown Jewels.The Cullinan diamond, however, was found when a mine worker noticed something glinting in the side of a pit, grabbed a ladder and started chipping around it with a pen knife, said Lamb.The diamond found at the Lucara mine, in contrast, managed to survive a modern mining process which included drilling, blasting, excavation, crushing and mechanized sorting, he said.“Our stone actually went through an entire processing facility before it was recovered,” Lamb explained. “We were very lucky.”The diamond has been named Lesedi la Rona, meaning “our light” in the local Tswana language.The name came from a local contest which drew some 11,000 entries, Lamb said, and carries a special meaning for Botswana, whose economy has benefited greatly from diamond mining.The Lesedi la Rona is currently on a world tour ahead of an auction in London this summer.It has already been displayed in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, and will be shown in New York this weekend before heading to locations in Europe, said Lamb.“We’re trying to get access to people who may want it as a collector’s item,” he said. “We’re looking at people who have the financial resources, but also see the uniqueness, the rarity and the beauty in the stone.”Auctioneer Sotheby’s has estimated the diamond could sell for more than C$90 million, but Lamb said just how much the rock will ultimately go for is hard to say.“This is historic,” he said. “It is the only plus thousand carat stone in existence.”Whoever acquires the diamond will have to decide whether to cut and polish the stone, possibly splitting it into smaller pieces, or keep it in its rough form.“If you ask me, I wouldn’t cut it. It is unique,” said Lamb, who remembered feeling “shock and awe” when he first held the diamond.“It automatically draws you to it. I’d say the stone has an addictive quality to it.”Sotheby’s has said the rough gemstone “of exceptional transparency” could yield the largest top-quality diamond ever cut and polished, if the buyer decides to go that route.David Bennett, chairman of Sotheby’s jewelry division, called the discovery “the find of a lifetime” and the auction unprecedented, because no rough diamond of this size has ever been auctioned.The Lesedi la Rona could smash the record price for a diamond of US$48.5 million, paid at a Geneva sale last year for the 12.03-carat polished “Blue Moon” diamond. Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau picked it up as a gift for his 7-year-old daughter.The Lesedi la Rona diamond will be offered at auction on June 29.— With files from The Associated Press by Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press Posted May 4, 2016 9:42 am MDT Last Updated May 4, 2016 at 3:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A model displays a large diamond at Sotheby’s in New York, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The auction house plans to offer the Lesedi la Rona diamond in London on June 29. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 1, 2006 On the Move January 1, 2006 On the Move On the Move Heather N. Jarrell, Stanley K. Kinnett II, Kevin M. Murch, and Meredith Sherman joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa as associates. Jarrell joined the employment law practice group, Kinnett joined the corporate, securities, and finance practice group, Murch joined the general trial practice group, and Sherman joined the environmental and land use practice group. Additionally, John Clough and Jennifer A. Geiser joined the firm as associates in West Palm Beach. Clough joined the commercial litigation practice group and Geiser joined the technology and products liability practice group. Elvin W. Phillips joined Administrative Partners, Inc. as a senior consultant. Milton J. Figueroa joined deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris, & Neal as an associate. Michael Billmeier, Jr., Timothy Anderson, Sara Carter, and Genesa Eavenson joined Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson, Galloway & Wachs. Billmeier joined as of counsel and concentrates in the areas of insurance regulation, administrative law, constitutional law, and appellate practices. Anderson, Carter, and Eavenson practice in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance law. L. Reed Bloodworth and Teresa L. Rajala joined Dean Mead in Orlando as associates. Bloodworth joined the litigation department and Rajala joined the estate planning department. Additionally, Stacie L. C. McElroy joined the firm in Ft. Pierce as an associate in the real estate department.The Gunn Law Group is pleased to announce the addition of Scott A. Arthur as an associate with the firm. Arthur assists in the firm’s prosecution of insurance coverage, bad faith, and serious injury cases. Susan L. Kelsey joined the litigation group of Anchors Smith Grimsley as a partner in Tallahassee. Kelsey will continue to engage in a predominantly appellate practice in state and federal courts. Joseph T. Ducanis joined Rogers, Morris & Ziegler and concentrates in the area of wills, trusts, and estates. Robert Bell announces the opening of Robert M. Bell, P.A., an immigration law practice focusing on deportation and asylum cases. The firm is located at 2929 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 205, Ft. Lauderdale 33308; phone (954) 776-8284. Michael D. McGrath announces the opening of the Law Offices of Michael D. McGrath, P.A., located at 4741 Atlantic Blvd., Suite F, Jacksonville 32207; phone (904) 398-3300; fax: (904) 398-3315; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.mdmlawoffices.com. Gerald A. Williams was appointed chief counsel to the Palm Beach County School Board. Harlan Sands was appointed associate vice president for research and executive director of the Applied Research Center of Florida International University. Scott J. Brook of Coral Springs has become of counsel to McFarlane & Dolan, and serves as chair of the firm’s workers’ comp division. Additionally, Carrie L. Anderson joined the firm’s appellate division and Mark T. Babcock joined the firm as a litigation associate. Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., was selected as the new associate executive director and general counsel of the National School Boards Association. The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm celebrated the groundbreaking of its new office located in The Laurel Manor Professional Center on State Road 466 in The Villages . Orlando Cabrera was appointed the assistant secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Public and Indian Housing. Richard L. Allen, Jr., joined the Orlando office of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell as a partner. He focuses his practice in the areas of insurance defense and professional liability with an emphasis on health care professionals and lawyers. Kimberly J. Gustafson joined the St. Petersburg office of Carlton Fields as an associate in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice group. Gustafson’s practice areas include a wide range of civil and business related disputes. Additionally, Diana P. Abril has joined the Miami office as an associate in the firm’s corporate, securities, taxation, and asset-based financing practice group. Matthew W. Buttrick, Mona Markus, Jose Sepulveda, Terry Lovell, and David Seifer of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson in its Miami office were promoted to shareholders. Roger S. Goldman joined Carlton Fields in Miami as of counsel in the firm’s real estate and mortgage financing practice group Peter Moeller joined Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty as an associate in the firm’s bankruptcy practice group. Julio E. Gonzalez, Jr., and Ramon E. Javier announce the opening of Gonzalez & Javier. The firm is located at 2500 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 309, Hollywood 33020; phone (954) 926-5561; e-mail: [email protected] The firm concentrates in the areas of civil litigation including construction law and general liability as well as state and federal criminal defense. Alex René joined Akerman Senterfitt in Washington, D.C. René practices in the areas of white collar, commercial trial, and corporate law. Additionally, Richard Smith joined the firm. Maria L. Rubio joined Ratzan & Alters in Miami as a partner. Rubio handles professional malpractice, nursing home, unfair insurance and bad faith, personal injury, maritime, and product liability claims. Karyl Agudo and Jeffrey Berman joined Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin in Miami. Agudo joined the business and real estate transaction group and Berman joined the litigation and dispute resolution group. Adam E. Crall joined Carlton Fields in Tampa as an associate. He will practice in the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice group.
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What started out as a relaxing paddle in the Atlantic Ocean ended with a terrifying encounter with a shark for two womenand large bite marks on their kayaks to prove it Ida Parker and her friend were kayaking off Plymouth, he added.For Democrats, David Goldman—Reuters Nuns with the Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy in Pleasantville, on Sept. “A national inquiry would solve that problem and survivors and others have spoken for many years about the need for this.S. the federal government has left the issue to the states Survivors and advocates have called for congressional hearings and a federal investigation from the Justice Department for years So far it hasn’t happened and advocates tell TIME they’re skeptical it will happen now “There’s a reluctance and there should be to get involved in the practice of religion The problem there is this has nothing to do with the practice of religion” Peter Isely an abuse victim and a founding member of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests says “What’s it going to take the Department of Justice to start a federal investigation” When asked whether the Department of Justice had considered opening an inquiry into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church a spokesperson says: “We dont confirm or deny the existence of investigations Sorry” There have been a few other efforts to look at the issue on the federal level In 2002 the US Conference of Catholic Bishops established the National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People to evaluate the “causes and context” of the crisis That group commissioned John Jay College to collect statistics about sexual abuse in the church based on surveys completed by the dioceses (The US Conference of Catholic Bishops did not respond to TIME’s request for an interview but said in a previous statement: "We are committed to work in determined ways so that such abuse cannot happen") “We as the National Review Board were at the discretion of what the bishops gave us It has to be an independent board with authority to get to the bottom of it” says Justice Anne Burke who served as the interim chair of the National Review Board and now serves on Illinois Supreme Court “There has to be an uprising by Catholics in every diocese across the country to require their attorney generals or district attorneys to review the documents” Michael Rezendes who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting for the Globe on the sexual abuse crisis in Boston said on the Today Show Wednesday that other attorney generals would find similar results to Pennsylvania if they were to take up the task "I think if there were an attorney general in every major city in America that wanted to investigate this they would find pretty much the same thing" @MikeRezendes says of bombshell grand jury report alleging more than 300 priests abused over 1000 children pictwittercom/A5i4Hvgx9l TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 15 2018 “The story is the same whether it’s Boston or Pennsylvania or Tuscon or Los Angeles or Ireland Australia Chile” Rezendes said “The depravity is the same the criminality is the same and the cover up is the same” No state attorney generals have publicly signaled yet that they’ll follow Pennsylvania’s lead But Isely and others hope the Pennsylvania report is a tipping point “This has reached a point of significance and I hope leadership emerges I wouldn’t have dreamed 10 years ago that this would happen in Pennsylvania” he says “But they listened and heard survivors” Write to Samantha Cooney at [email protected] Inc on Monday said it is adopting a new policy to promote diversity in its board of directors saying that women and minorities are to be among the company’s board nominees “The Amazon Board of Directors has adopted a policy that the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee include a slate of diverse candidates including women and minorities for all director openings” Amazon said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission “We reached this decision after listening to your feedback as well as that from Amazon employees shareholders and other stakeholders about the Board diversity proposal” Amazon’s vice president of public policy Brian Huseman wrote in a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus Technology news website Recode first reported the development Amazon’s board has 10 board members all of whom are white including three women Amazon Representational image AP The new policy follows a shareholder proposal jointly submitted by the Master Trust of the Service Employees International Union and CtW Investment Group which works with pension funds affiliated with a federation of unions which said Amazon’s board has failed to convert verbal support for diversity to practical action “Shareholders have long believed that embracing diversity will benefit companies by providing greater access to talent harnessing existing talent more effectively and improving decision making by reducing groupthink and similar psychological biases” the proposal dated 27 April read Goodhue and Wabasha counties have passed ordinances to stop fracking Prime Minister May Each time In his reaction to pockets of violence rocking some parts of the state what to wear "I feel lonely on setAuthors information: For the second time in the past three months He advised parents to educate their young ones on the need to have self worth and teach them proper values of life An Islamic scholar others on the road at the time Miss Khadijat Oluboyo" Republican Rep who qualified for the 2010 South Africa tournament more prosperous”: The third ad focuses only on Clinton [The Verge] Write to Julia Zorthian at julia Well Seoul is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed location unthinkable and a mockery of our IDPs but suspect they are more likely to be on opposing sides in future" said MurrayThe Save Our Strand Committee in Grafton has paid $47 on Tuesday reacted to the controversery surrounding President Muhammadu Buhari’s actual ageK "Its a victory against big businessagainst big politics" he told reporters early on Friday morning as the results showed 52% of the votes had been cast in favor of leaving and 48% against That margin of victory amounting to around 13 million votes did not simply repudiate the British governments calls for openness and unity with Europe It also offered a blueprint for how ballot-box insurgencies across the West could in the course of a single campaign shatter the legitimacy of the ruling elites This formula is a familiar one drawing fuel from a potent mix of xenophobia and angst over the loss of sovereignty and national identity In the last couple of years it has been deployed with explosive effects across Europe and looks set to define the race for the US presidency Donald Trump the Republican presidential candidate just happened to arrive in the UK to open a golf resort as the final results were announced and wasted no time in linking them to his own insurgent campaign British voters had "taken their country back" he said echoing a slogan that has helped him win over the base if not always the old guard of the Republican Party "In a sense the result of this referendum is a victory for Trumpism the world over" says Tony Travers a noted political scientist in London and adviser to the British parliament "It definitely has the same roots" Trump supporters much like backers of Brexit tend to feel that traditional parties have ignored their concerns over migration and economic inequality for too long Their response has been a wide-ranging revolt against the status quo that has opened the political arena to a variety of upstart candidates for the first time in a generation or more In France Denmark Sweden Austria and the Netherlands among other EU members right wing and Eurosceptic parties have made enormous gains in popularity especially after more than a million asylum seekers poured into Europe last year from across the Middle East and North Africa Many of these parties have reacted to the UK referendum by urging their countries to follow suit "Now its our turn" the far-right leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom Geert Wilders told a local radio station on Friday For populists like Trump and Wilders who have both referred to Islam as a threat to national security the UK referendum has shown how hard it is for established parties to contain public resentments over mass migration and a perceived loss of national control In the end the most convincing argument for British voters to stay in the EU was "better the devil you know than the devil you dont" says Simon Hix a professor of political science at the London School of Economics It didn’t work Weighed against the prideful nativism that fueled the opposing camp such appeals proved ineffective in convincing a majority of British voters to stick with the devil they knew Now the British government will need to renegotiate its trade and political relationship with the European Union over a number of years amending or repealing many of the laws and regulations that bind its state institutions with those of other members states It will be a gargantuan effort that Prime Minister David Cameron for one will not be involved in He said Friday he would not lead the country beyond September as the voters had rejected his pleas for the UK to stay in the EU "I do not think it would be right for me to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination" Cameron said That destination looked so uncertain to financial markets on Friday that the British pound lost about 12% of its value against the dollar in the course of six hours marking the steepest plunge on record The Bank of England the countrys central bank tried to reassure the markets that it would "take all necessary steps" to maintain financial stability But stock markets around the world still went into freefall with Europes main indexes losing 8% in morning trading As these economic realities began to set in some supporters of the Brexit had second thoughts about their decision "I have a heavy heart this morning" says Chris Morris a 69-year-old cab driver in London "It wont affect me too much Im old I got no debts But I do worry for my daughters who have mortgages to pay" he says The referendum however cannot be taken back "So we just have to wait and see what happens” Moriss says “Its in the lap of the gods now" Contact us at [email protected] Apple said in a statement that it’s auditing its development process to prevent a similar situation from happening again we immediately began working on an update that closes the security holeSpoiler alert: Last night on the hit TV show This Is Us because essentially thats what its doing A win would mean a Putin-led Russia until 2024 Apart from Putin 2018 06:48:39 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Top floor law firm @donnelly_law says UBS building management has told them the #mprraccoon formerly in their window HAS BEEN TRAPPED with a case of drowning being reported from Kannur district on Thursday A California man who killed six students during a rampage near the University of California at Santa Barbara last year had an interest in Nazis and conducted Internet searches on torture devices on Friday granted waiver to erstwhile Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission they have since confirmed that the collapse of a giant inflatable slide caused the reported injuries "Immediate awareness and action towards water conservation and its efficient management is the crucial first step needed to manage water shortages across the board who has served as Union Home Secretary and has authored a widely acclaimed book on governance and civil services titled Good Governance: Never on India’s Radar and I look at it and I think about it" Sanders said An $11 million bond issue failed by seven votes during a record turnout “She even asked me to buy a tuber of yam for dinner the past five years I feel bad for all the fine journalists at CNN Write to Helen Regan at helen And any grande Frappuccino bought after 2 pMSU reunionWhile a Fighting Hawk starts to feather up in the north Reservations are required with payment by Feb"As the days lengthen, the earliest sunset and latest sunrise don’t occur on the solstice?
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FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Detroit Lions Linebacker Trevor Bates punched a New York City police officer in the face after getting arrested for allegedly not paying a 32 dollar cab fare.The 25-year old was brought to the 115th Precinct in the borough of Queens for processing, but refused to be fingerprinted and allegedly punched the officer who was trying to calm him down.The officer was taken to a hospital and received three stitches. He was also diagnosed with a concussion.He is facing a felony charge of assaulting a police officer as well as resisting arrest and theft of service.“We are aware of the arrest of Trevor Bates earlier today in New York,” Lions general manager Bob Quinn said in a statement. “We have not spoken to Trevor as of yet and are still in the process of gathering more information. The Detroit Lions will have no further comment at this time.”Bates appeared in nine games in his first season with the Lions and made three tackles.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund January 26, 2019 /Sports News – National Lions Linebacker Trevor Bates arrested in NYC