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Former Penn State CB Announces Major Transfer Destination

first_imgPenn State players locking arms.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 08: Penn State Nittany Lions players celebrate after the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Beaver Stadium on October 8, 2016 in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeated Maryland 38-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Cornerback Zech McPhearson is one of several players who left the Penn State program this off-season. Now, McPhearson has a new home.The former four-star recruit is Texas Tech-bound, he announced on Twitter Tuesday. McPhearson will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer and have two years of eligibility remaining.After redshirting in 2016, McPhearson appeared in 24 games over the last two seasons for the Nittany Lions. For his career at PSU, McPhearson made 16 tackles, broke up three passes and recovered a fumble.He also had the opportunity to play with his older brother Josh, a running back, during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.“New chapter #GunsUp,” McPhearson wrote on Twitter.New Chapter👹 #GunsUp pic.twitter.com/cQ0Vi1oho5— Zech McPhearson (@ZMcphearson) April 16, 2019According to KCBD.com, new Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells coached McPhearson’s older brother at New Mexico in 2010, which provided a natural connection for the Red Raiders.Texas Tech is coming off a 5-7 season under former head coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Red Raiders last made a bowl two seasons ago and last had a winning campaign in 2015.last_img read more

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In African countries with less developed mining sectors there remains huge potential

first_imgThis is the opinion of Roskill, which reports that “in Mozambique, for example, the extractive sector currently represents less than 4% of economic activity but has scope to grow considerably. The recent discovery of huge reserves of mineral resources, combined with ongoing reforms and subsequent improvement of the business climate in Mozambique, provide good opportunities for the transformation of the country into a middle-income nation.  The country is host to mineral sands, gold, copper, nickel, iron ore, bauxite, graphite, rare earth minerals, lithium, bismuth and antimony, as well as world-class coal deposits and both onshore and offshore natural gas deposits.“After decades of under investment, geographic challenges and outdated legislation, neighbouring Malawi’s mining industries remain underdeveloped.   However, this may all be about to change. Following the country’s fifth successive democratic elections in 2014, the new government has set its sights on expanding the nascent sector, and with the completion of a World Bank sponsored geological survey in 2015 and the anticipated release of the new liberalised mining code, the development of Malawi’s extractive industries may be about to accelerate.“Compared to Mozambique and Malawi, Namibia has a long-established mining sector, which has been developed as a consequence of three key factors:   an endowment of a wide array of natural resources, a stable pro-business government and an impressive transport infrastructure.  As of 2016, the country had active mines extracting diamonds, uranium, gold, lead, zinc, manganese, iron ore, silver and copper.  There is also a diverse pipeline of projects being developed.  The launch of offshore diamond mining has reinvigorated diamond production levels, and output is forecast to increase in the coming years.  What’s more, reliance on diamond mining is likely to fall as several large uranium projects come online.  The country has the recognised potential to produce over 10% of the world’s uranium output and, should demand and prices recover, the supply capacity will be in place to exploit higher margins.”last_img read more

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