Conservation groups have purchased a 16,000 acre stretch of undeveloped Georgia coastline and plan to make it into a new wildlife management area. The Atlanta Journal-constitution reports Both groups will work with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to restore the animal and environmental habitats in an area that had been advertised as prime real estate for development. The area was zoned as a planned development district. “With the property’s proximity to Interstate 95 and the growing population centers along the Georgia and Florida coasts, it was highly threatened by resort, residential and commercial development,” Andrew Schock, Georgia state director at The Conservation Fund, said in a statement. “Natural lands of this size are rare, and the ecological importance of this property has made it a top priority for conservation over the last decade.” The 16,083-acre property is a mix of salt marsh and coastal forest. It is home to the once … [Read more...] about Groups purchase 16,000 acres for coastal wildlife management
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Whether it's a tropical paradise with white sand and crystal clear water or a dramatic coastline with rugged cliffs, beautiful beaches can be found in every corner of the world, so deciding where to throw down one's towel can be tricky. Luckily, assistance has arrived in the form of a ranking of the top 50 stretches of sand for 2019. If you didn't make it to one of these stunning destinations this year, maybe you plan a visit for 2020. Click through to see a run-down, ranked in reverse order, of the most stunning beaches on earth... 50. Diani Beach, Kenya: In 50th place is Diani Beach on the shores of the Indian Ocean close to Mombasa in Kenya. It is praised for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the country and is 11 miles long. 49. Ngapali Beach, Myanmar: Ngapali Beach is on Myanmar's Bay of Bengal coast and is a long white stretch of sand surrounded by fishing villages. It is 15 miles long with an increasing number of hotels popping up. 48. Lucky Bay, Esperance, … [Read more...] about These were 50 top rated beaches in the world in 2019: How many have you visited?
The state-owned oil giant – which processes 10 per cent of the world’s oil – is now officially the world’s most valuable public company. As Aramco shares began to be traded for the first time in capital city Riyadh on Wednesday, their shares rose by 10 per cent within “seconds” – the maximum daily increase allowed – according to the New York Times. That meant the company’s value soared to $US1.88 trillion ($A2.73 trillion), smashing Apple’s $1.19 trillion. However, it falls short of the ambitious goal set by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman several years ago when he announced the firm would have a $US2 trillion valuation. The kingdom initially planned to sell a bigger stake in the company, but it was revised down to a 1.5 per cent slice. Saudi stock market officials pictured after the debut of Aramco's initial public offering on Riyadh's stock market. Picture: Photo/Amr NabilSource:AP There were also plans to open it up to a … [Read more...] about Oil giant Saudi Aramco now most valuable listed company in the world after stock market debut
London (CNN Business)Saudi Aramco shares zoomed higher on Thursday, turning the massive state oil producer into the world's first $2 trillion company and achieving the valuation long sought by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The stock gained 10% for a second consecutive day, reaching 38.70 riyals ($10.32) per share before giving us some of its gains. Saudi Aramco has gained roughly $300 billion in value since its shares debuted on the Riyadh stock exchange on Monday in the biggest initial public offering on record. It's by far the most valuable company in the world, dwarfing runner up Apple, which is worth around $1.2 trillion. The vast majority of buyers for the stock are in Saudi Arabia. Samba Capital, which managed the IPO, said Tuesday that 97% of retail investors who received shares were from the country. And more than 75% of shares sold to institutional investors went to Saudi companies, funds and government institutions. Saudi Aramco shares spike after historic market … [Read more...] about The world has its first $2 trillion company. But for how long?
By Babajide Komolafe QUICKRAIZ, a crowd funding platform, has joined the big league of crowd funding giants on the continent as she enlisted as a member of African Crowd funding Association (ACfA).ACfA is a self-regulatory organisation (SRO) that promotes transparency and good governance by setting the highest industry professional standards and ethics in the crowd funding space across the African continent. Launched July 2018, Quickraiz has redefined the fundraising ecosystem in Nigeria with the provision of world class digital solution that enables a meeting point where people with genuine causes meet individual, groups or corporate organisations that are benevolent to their causes. US Virginia marks dawn of American slavery in 1619 with solemn speeches and songs(Opens in a new browser tab) In her first year of operation, the platform has paraded over 200 verified campaigns ranging from emergency support, medical funding, religious institution contribution to sport funding, … [Read more...] about Quickraiz join the big league in African Crowd funding