The beauty of Youtube for me allows for the discovery of music not played under the direction of AOR managers. All one ever hears, if at all, is Whiter Shade of Pale. They were good songwriters and musicians. Had a good guitarist as you know by the the name of Trower.
It is nice to discover music of an era I love which I have never heard. I keep on digging and finding more musical gold nuggets.
Too bad Adamson did not play ball with BMO in the early innings. The score might be different at this point. I think your theory regarding BMO has creedance.
They took the bat and ball when RBY did not play by their rules. Left them swinging for the fences instead of playing small ball.
MUX got hit again just a couple of days ago. Agout 900Kg of Au concentrate. They had insurance of course.
"Management is reviewing its security procedures and will implement additional and more robust systems in the near future."
Safe jurisdictions indeed.
From In SightCrime:
Criminal organizations now control the right to mine in at least five Mexico states, according to those working in the sector, in another example of illegal groups expanding into resource exploitation in areas where state presence is weak.
Dozens of mining companies -- including multinationals -- are being extorted by criminal groups in the states of Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Morelos, and Michoacan, leading some companies to appeal to the federal government to take action, reported 24 horas.
According to sources consulted by 24 Horas, the situation is particularly grave in mineral-rich Michoacan, where both local companies and international companies from countries such as the United States, Canada, China and India must pay for the right to extract and transport metals including iron, gold, silver, and copper. The sources said government efforts to tackle the issue by setting up military checkpoints throughout the state have so far failed.
InSight Crime Analysis
The involvement of Mexican criminal groups in resource extraction has been a problem for some time and not just through extortion -- earlier this year the accounts of 12 mining companies accused of ties to drug traffickers were frozen as authorities investigated claims of money laundering, tax evasion and breach of federal regulations.
Per Global Business Reports 6/12/2013 Re: Mexico
Extortion, however, has been on the increase, with 36% of companies raising the issue this year compared with 16% in 2011. Companies are now spending between 2% and 4% of their budget on security. Many mining firms protesting against the government’s proposed 5% royalty on pre-tax profits claim they already have to fork out for a “security tax” to protect themselves against the cartels. First Majestic, as an example, claims it is now investing 10% of its annual budget on security, employing armed guards to protect its assets and workforce. Last year, the company had silver concentrates worth $4 million hijacked from trucks and now chooses to fly its heavier bars out of the country. Riverside Resources, on the other hand, is simply moving 30% of its business outside of Mexico, claiming that the security costs simply are not worth it.
Mining companies can now insure themselves against the threat of the cartels through newly tailored “narco insurance policies,” such as that launched by Marsh Brockman and Schuh last month, which covers up to $25 million for losses sustained as a result of organized crime as well as police actions against organized crime. Many firms also have a risk management plan in place whereby they employ security firms such as Control Risks to provide specialized risk management services: they review the location of the project and coordinate a plan of how to transport workers and goods safely to and from the site.