Weather takes a toll on crops across state

first_imgKolkata: Fluctuating temperature and a sustained level of humidity have made their impact felt on the production of various crops in the districts, giving anxious hours to farmers.As monsoon has set in a little late in comparison to previous years, a growing level of humidity has damaged crops in the districts. The fluctuating weather has destroyed onions in various districts. A huge amount of onions are produced in North 24-Parganas, which is among the list of worst-hit districts. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaAs monsoon did not arrive on time, it already had an impact on the farmers producing various crops. Even after the arrival of monsoon in South Bengal, the record of overall rainfall in various districts remains significantly low, further complicating the situation. The farmers from the districts of North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad and East Burdwan have complained about low production of various vegetables, due to the absence of adequate rains and the high level of temperature and humidity. As a result of this, the price of various essential vegetables is going up. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore said that South Bengal districts will witness scattered rainfall in the next 48 hours, while North Bengal will receive heavy rainfall. The scattered rainfall in South Bengal will not able to remove the discomfort level. Monsoon has already entered South Bengal on Friday, bringing rainfall in various parts. A light rain lashed the city and some other districts of South Bengal on Sunday afternoon. Some parts of South Bengal remained cloudy throughout the day. The humidity level may continue to remain on the higher side in the next couple of days, until it starts raining heavily.last_img read more

Tahoe suffers PLS spill at La Arena gold mine in Peru

first_imgTahoe Resources has reported what appears to be attempted theft at its La Arena gold mine after discovering five “significant” holes cut into the top of the pregnant solution pipeline at the operation in La Libertad, Peru.The cuts on the pipeline that transfers solution from leach pad 4B to the pregnant solution pond caused discharge of solution from the pipeline into a storm water collection pond designed to discharge clean water into the nearby Sayapampa Creek, which runs through part of the property.Tahoe said: “Based on a preliminary internal investigation, the company believes that in an apparent theft attempt, holes were cut into the top of the pipeline in order to place bags of carbon inside of the pipeline to absorb gold from the solution. One of the bags of carbon blocked the pipeline and the solution sprayed from the hole onto the top of the raincoat sitting above the pipeline.”Subsequently, the solution flowed across the raincoat into the storm water collection pond.The company’s initial investigation estimates around 600 cu.m of pregnant solution may have flowed into the Sayapampa Creek via the storm water management system.“Upon identification of the discharge, the company immediately initiated our emergency response protocols including conducting extensive inspections of the surrounding areas from the operation and assessing the potential impacts to the communities and environment downstream,” Tahoe said.Tahoe reported the incident to the Agency for Environmental Assessment and Control (OEFA), the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the police, the public prosecutor and surrounding communities. The police and OEFA were both expected on site on August 29 to conduct investigations.“Given that the impacted pipeline is a gravity-flow line and the holes are at the top of the pipeline, the company is able to safely maintain solution flow from pad 4B without leakage into the storm water management system now that the obstruction has been removed,” Tahoe said.“The company expects that the damage to the raincoat and pipeline will be repaired over the next several days, once all relevant authorities have conducted their initial investigations. Equally important, the company is already in the process of addressing the contamination to the storm water management system. As a result, the company does not anticipate a material impact to production at this time.”A full internal investigation and review of security procedures will be conducted in order to avoid and prevent future incidents, Tahoe said.The La Arena heap leach operation was previously slated to produce 160,000-185,000 oz of gold in 2018 at all-in sustaining costs of $950-1,050/oz.last_img read more

Wacker Thun wins Swiss Cup

← Previous Story Nikola Karabatic to F.C Barcelona Intersport! Next Story → Kriens Luzern signed Vukasin Stojanovic Swiss handball cupwacker thun Kadetten Schaffhausen losing domination in Switzerland step by step. Three time in a row champion after just average previous part of the season is defeated in the Cup Final against Wacker Thun 30:26 (15:11), who repeated success from the previous season. Man of the Match was Wacker’s goalkeeper Merz with 22 saves…Wacker Thun – Kadetten Schaffhausen 30:26 (15:11)Wacker: Merz (22 saves)/Winkler (für 2 Penaltys); Linder (3), Dähler (5), Isailovic (4), Franic (5), Buri, Lanz, Caspar (2), Friedli (3), Von Deschwanden (6/1), Rathgeb (1), Hüsser, Studer (1).Kadetten: Quadrelli (5 saves)/Aleksejev (5 saves); Kukucka (1), Emrich, Pendic (3), Mamic, Starczan (8/4), Stojanovic (3), Prieto, Jurca (4/4), Bucher, Ursic (1), Tominec (4), Dissinger (2). read more