Stan Drayton leaves Ohio State for Chicago Bears

I will forever love my young men and the effort they display everyday. And I love The Ohio State University. Go Bucks!— Stan Drayton (@OSUcoachDrayton) February 5, 2015 The Cleveland native coached each of the first two 1,000-yard running backs under OSU coach Urban Meyer. Former Buckeye Carlos Hyde gained 1,521 yards and scored 15 touchdowns on the ground under Drayton in 2013, while sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott racked up 1,878 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns this season.Drayton also helped secure the commitment of four-star running back Mike Weber from Detroit’s Cass Tech High School. Weber signed his letter of intent to play for the Buckeyes on Wednesday, when Drayton said he and Meyer were on the phone recruiting Weber past midnight the night before.I’m hurt as hell I ain’t gone lie— Mike Weber (@mikeweber25) February 5, 2015The news of Drayton’s departure was first reported Thursday by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, while Eleven Warriors reported that Drayton interviewed with the Bears Thursday morning. Running backs coach Stan Drayton speaks with the media on Feb. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorOhio State running backs coach Stan Drayton is heading to the Chicago Bears, the NFL franchise announced Thursday.The Bears said Drayton will have the same title as he did with the Buckeyes.Drayton spent the past four seasons with OSU, capped by the team’s run to the College Football Playoff National Championship this year. He’s the second offensive assistant to leave the Buckeyes this offseason, after former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman accepted the head coaching position at Houston.I learned a valuable lesson from this Championship team =Be thankful for opportunity. Embrace it. Attack it with intentions of seizing it.— Stan Drayton (@OSUcoachDrayton) February 5, 2015 read more

Beverley uranium mine may use hot rock power

first_imgCorriente has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Metso Brasil Industria e Comercio Ltda. to supply the major components of the processing facility at the Mirador copper-gold project in Ecuador. The LOI quotes an equipment package totaling over $27 million, which includes a crusher, SAG mill and ball mill. Signing of this critical LOI allows Corriente to stay on its path to complete construction of the Mirador project in late 2008 with commissioning by the end of the year.Ken Shannon, CEO of Corriente: “The availability of key mill components is one of the major bottlenecks facing new mine developments around the world. We are pleased to be able to reach reasonable economic terms with Metso and at the same time to be assured the equipment will be delivered to meet the scheduled mine start-up at the end of 2008.”Corriente, a copper-gold development company, is moving towards construction of a starter operation at its Mirador copper-gold operation. Corriente has completed an Environmental Impact Assessment for initial operations at Mirador and in May 2006 completed a major equity financing for the project. Corriente says “Mirador is one of the few new, sizeable copper projects available for near-term production” and it controls a 100% interest in over 60,000 ha located within the Corriente Copper Belt, Ecuador. So far three copper and copper-gold porphyry deposits have been discovered on the Belt: Mirador, Panantza and San Carlos, as well as the Mirador Norte prospect currently under development. Additional exploration activities are ongoing, as six additional exploration targets have been identified to date.Mirador has a completed feasibility study on a starter operation with a measured and indicated resource model of 346,968,000 t at an average grade of 0.62% Cu, 0.2 g/t Au and 1.6 g/t Ag (at an average cut off of 0.37% Cu). The project is forecast to annually produce some 60,000 t of copper, 32,000 oz of gold and 398,000 oz of silver during the first five years of production. The mine model indicates a 38 year mine life at a throughput of 25,000 t/d. The capital cost for the project is estimated at $195 million.As an indication of the growth potential of the project, Corriente has prepared an internal cash flow projection for an overall mine plan that allows for an expansion to a capacity of 50,000 t/d with construction underway in year five. This expansion would require a twinning of the concentrator and use the same infrastructure layout and the same pit model and geological resources as in the starter project feasibility study. The capital cost of the expansion is estimated to be about $100 million. www.corriente.comlast_img read more