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AVZ Minerals in fruitful discussions for transport of Manono concentrate via Tanzania

AVZ Minerals Ltd (ASX:AVZ) has had positive engagement with Tanzanian Government agencies around the transport of concentrate from Roche Dure within Manono Lithium and Tin Project in southern DRC via the port of Dar es Salaam.

There has been a successful outcome from a series of recent meetings with agencies to better understand the current and proposed infrastructure to transport concentrate via the Tanzanian port.

The relevant Government agencies have offered every possible assistance to facilitate AVZs transport objectives.

Meetings with officials
AVZ Minerals managing director Nigel Ferguson met with high ranking officials from the Tanzania Port Authority, Tanzania Railways Corporation, Tanzania Zambia Railways Authority, Tanzania Revenue Authority and Tanzanias Export Processing Zones Authority, which is the principal government agency for promoting investments in Tanzanias special economic zones.

Project issues focused around available capacity, laydown and storage areas at t..

AVZ Minerals Ltd (ASX:AVZ) has had positive engagement with Tanzanian Government agencies around the transport of concentrate from Roche Dure within Manono Lithium and Tin Project in southern DRC via the port of Dar es Salaam.

There has been a successful outcome from a series of recent meetings with agencies to better understand the current and proposed infrastructure to transport concentrate via the Tanzanian port.

The relevant Government agencies have offered every possible assistance to facilitate AVZs transport objectives.

Meetings with officials

AVZ Minerals managing director Nigel Ferguson met with high ranking officials from the Tanzania Port Authority, Tanzania Railways Corporation, Tanzania Zambia Railways Authority, Tanzania Revenue Authority and Tanzanias Export Processing Zones Authority, which is the principal government agency for promoting investments in Tanzanias special economic zones.

Project issues focused around available capacity, laydown and storage areas at the port and a further range of benefits for AVZ such as tax incentives and exemptions, planned rail and port upgrades should further beneficiation in Tanzania be investigated.

Nigel Ferguson with Tanzania Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Damas Ndumbaro.

“Extremely well received”

The companys managing director Nigel Ferguson said: “AVZ Minerals and our world-class Manono Lithium and Tin Project was extremely well received by high-ranking officials from the Tanzanian Government.

“All of the Government officials that I met offered every possible assistance to facilitate the companys objective of being able to efficiently and cost effectively transport Roche Dure concentrate via the port of Dar es Salaam.

“The company is now working towards securing formal Letters of Intent with the Tanzania Railways Corporation, Tanzania Zambia Railways Authority and Tanzanias Export Processing Zones Authority around the movement of Roche Dure concentrate.”

Large hard rock lithium project

Manono is the worlds largest undeveloped hard rock lithium project in terms of grade, mine life and expandability.

The resource is the largest lithium project with the highest grade owned by an ASX listed company, with a measured, indicated and inferred resource of 400 million tonnes at 1.65% lithium oxide, 715ppm tin and 34ppm tantalum.

Project director appointed

AVZ has appointed Michael Hughes, who has more than 35 years experience in engineering, procurement and construction in the minerals and metal market, as project director for Manono.

Having worked for engineering companies and clients to execute studies and projects, his experience covers all metals and minerals commodity plant design and construction in Africa, India, France and Australia.

Hughes has worked in many African countries, including Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Madagascar and Ethiopia.

He joins the Manono team from Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX:EVN) where he was project director of significant plant expansions at its Cowal Gold Mine in New South Wales.

Ferguson said: “We are especially pleased to welcome Michael to our team as the Manono project director as we advance the tier-1 project.

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Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers invites bird lovers to assist with annual survey

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers Ltd (ASX:KPT) invites bird lovers to help out with the annual Birds in Plantations survey next month on Kangaroo Island in conjunction with Birdlife Australia.

Last year was the first time that bird surveys had been conducted in the companys plantations and there were 38 different bird species observed.

Birds were most abundant and diverse in the remnant vegetation on plantation properties.

KPT owns 25,000 hectares of land on Kangaroo Island, of which about 7,000 hectares is remnant vegetation.

Volunteers sought
In the 2018 Birds in Plantations survey, 22 volunteer surveyors completed more than 85 surveys across 37 different properties or control sites in KPT plantations.

This year the survey will be held on November 9 and 10, with volunteers able to complete surveys in the week before and after if they cannot commit to the weekend.

Building a picture of bird health
KPTs director of Community Engagement Shauna Black said the volunteers were cruc..

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers Ltd (ASX:KPT) invites bird lovers to help out with the annual Birds in Plantations survey next month on Kangaroo Island in conjunction with Birdlife Australia.

Last year was the first time that bird surveys had been conducted in the companys plantations and there were 38 different bird species observed.

Birds were most abundant and diverse in the remnant vegetation on plantation properties.

KPT owns 25,000 hectares of land on Kangaroo Island, of which about 7,000 hectares is remnant vegetation.

Volunteers sought

In the 2018 Birds in Plantations survey, 22 volunteer surveyors completed more than 85 surveys across 37 different properties or control sites in KPT plantations.

This year the survey will be held on November 9 and 10, with volunteers able to complete surveys in the week before and after if they cannot commit to the weekend.

Building a picture of bird health

KPTs director of Community Engagement Shauna Black said the volunteers were crucial to the success of the survey.

“You can do it in your own time and well provide fuel vouchers and safety equipment.

“Wed like to do it every year so we can build up a resource and a picture of bird health in our plantations, as part of our Forestry Stewardship Council certification.”

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Imugene welcomes receipt of US Department of Defense grant for City of Hope cancer researchers

Imugene Limited (ASX:IMU) has revealed that City of Hope researchers Yanghee Woo, MD and Yuman Fong, MD have received a $564,173 US Department of Defense Grant for the oncolytic virotherapy CF33 in gastric cancer.

Background
The CF33 oncolytic virus was developed at City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment centre for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases based in California.

Imugenes proposal to license CF33 from City of Hope is awaiting satisfaction of customary conditions precedent and shareholder approval at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be held on November 18, 2019.

Focus on gastric cancer
The grant focuses on the area of stomach (gastric) cancer (GC), a disease that disproportionately affects US military service members, veterans, and their beneficiaries who have increased exposure to hazardous environmental risk factors, such as H. pylori, Epstein-Barr viral infections, radiation, and tobacco smoking.

Peritoneal carcinomato..

Imugene Limited (ASX:IMU) has revealed that City of Hope researchers Yanghee Woo, MD and Yuman Fong, MD have received a $564,173 US Department of Defense Grant for the oncolytic virotherapy CF33 in gastric cancer.

Background

The CF33 oncolytic virus was developed at City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment centre for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases based in California.

Imugenes proposal to license CF33 from City of Hope is awaiting satisfaction of customary conditions precedent and shareholder approval at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be held on November 18, 2019.

Focus on gastric cancer

The grant focuses on the area of stomach (gastric) cancer (GC), a disease that disproportionately affects US military service members, veterans, and their beneficiaries who have increased exposure to hazardous environmental risk factors, such as H. pylori, Epstein-Barr viral infections, radiation, and tobacco smoking.

Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is a fatal evolution of GC for which there is no effective treatment.

Across military families and the general population, over 60% of all patients with GC will develop peritoneal disease as the most common manifestation of recurrence or metastatic presentation.

The progression of primary GC to PC is facilitated by the unique peritoneal tumour microenvironment, where metastatic peritoneal seeding requires evasion of anti-tumour immunity and maintenance of a highly immunosuppressive microenvironment.

The researchers rationalize that a combined approach using Imugenes proposed license for novel oncolytic virus CF33 armed to express an anti-PD-L1 antibody as immune moRead More – Source

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Ironbark Zinc in trading halt ahead of capital raising news

Ironbark Zinc Ltd (ASX:IBG) has capital raising news pending and has been granted a trading halt by the ASX.

The halt will remain in place until the start of normal trading on Friday, October 25, 2019, or when an announcement is made to the market, whichever occurs earliest.

IBG's securities last traded at 1.7 cents, down from 2.1 cents in mid-September.

New managing director
In September the company appointed experienced commercial and corporate executive Michael Jardine to the role of managing director.

Jardines previous experience included director for Atrum Coal Ltd (ASX:ATU) and Pegasus Metals Ltd, which is now Scorpion Minerals Ltd (ASX:SCN).

He is currently a non-executive director of TNT Mines Ltd (ASX:TIN) as well as Read More – Source

Ironbark Zinc Ltd (ASX:IBG) has capital raising news pending and has been granted a trading halt by the ASX.

The halt will remain in place until the start of normal trading on Friday, October 25, 2019, or when an announcement is made to the market, whichever occurs earliest.

IBG's securities last traded at 1.7 cents, down from 2.1 cents in mid-September.

New managing director

In September the company appointed experienced commercial and corporate executive Michael Jardine to the role of managing director.

Jardines previous experience included director for Atrum Coal Ltd (ASX:ATU) and Pegasus Metals Ltd, which is now Scorpion Minerals Ltd (ASX:SCN).

He is currently a non-executive director of TNT Mines Ltd (ASX:TIN) as well as Read More – Source

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