OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 12: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts late in the game in his teams 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Draymond Green doesn’t have many fans in Ohio. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are facing off in their fourth straight NBA Finals. During Game 1 last night, we got the full Draymond experience.Early in the game, the versatile forward got after Cavs superstar LeBron James both verbally and physically. In the second quarter, Green caught up in the eye with a questionable contest of Green at the basket. It left James with a red spot in his left eye.Battle wound.#NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/3UIAgpHMf1— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 1, 2018After JR Smith’s unbelievable gaffe that helped get the game to overtime, the Warriors took control of the game. With a pretty safe 10-point lead, Draymond mocked Cavs’ bench forward Kendrick Perkins, referring to him as a cheerleader with by mimicking a dance with imaginary pom poms.With just a few seconds left in the game, Green turned his attention to Tristan Thompson, who was fuming over a shot taken late in the shot clock by Shaun Livingston. Green clapped in the Cavs’ big man’s face, and Thompson responded by hitting him in the face with the ball. He was ejected with a few second left on the clock and the game in hand for the Warriors.When told that Smith insists that he did not forget about the score of the tie game at the end of regulation, Green had another viral moment. He couldn’t help but crack up at that notion.So yeah, Draymond isn’t a favorite of those over in Ohio. As you can imagine, there is a pretty significant crossover between Cavaliers and Ohio State fans.Among them is OSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith. He’s never shy about sharing his feelings on Twitter.Zach Smith ripped Draymond Green shortly after the game, calling him a “clown.”Draymond is a clown. Never has he not been. Good player. Not great. Has the luxury of playing with elite players so he’s relevant. ???— Zach S❌ith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 1, 2018It probably doesn’t help matters that Green is a very notable former Michigan State star. The Spartans have long been one of the best college basketball programs in the Big Ten, and a rival of the Buckeyes.This definitely has more to do with his NBA career though. Green has a reputation as a dirty player, and it has caused controversy during these four NBA Finals series.
Global engineering and project delivery group DRA has announced that it has been awarded the feasibility study of the Darwendale PGM project in Zimbabwe by Great Dyke Investments (Pvt) Ltd (GDI), which is a Russian-Zimbabwean joint venture company. The Darwendale project is located in northern Zimbabwe and is part of the Great Dyke ore reserve. The deposit is recognised as one of the largest PGM resources in the world, with the mineral resource potential estimated at 45 Moz (1,400 t) of platinum group metals (PGM) and its development will be a major step forward in Zimbabwe’s mining industry.The feasibility study awarded to DRA will cover a wide range of components of the project, including mining, processing and associated infrastructure. It is planned that the long life project will be implemented over three phases, with Phase 1 involving a 3.25 Mt/y open pit mine and concentrator. In future phases, and as the project progresses, it is expected that mining will be by underground methods and more concentrator facilities will be added.Paul Thomson, CEO of the DRA Group, comments: “We are extremely pleased and proud to have been awarded the study of this major project by GDI. Discussions and negotiations have been taking place over the last few months and during that time a strong relationship has been established between our respective project teams. It is especially pleasing that the Darwendale study will apply a full range of DRA’s in-house expertise in mining, processing and infrastructure development.”Thomson continues: “DRA has by far the largest track-record and highest level of expertise in the PGM industry in South Africa and Zimbabwe of any our peer organisations. Earlier projects in Zimbabwe have included the Mimosa, Ngezi and Unki developments. Similarly, in South Africa the large majority of PGM production is via DRA’s concentrators. In addition, we were recently pleased to announce the award of the feasibility study of the Platreef PGM project by Ivanhoe Mines. We now look forward to the opportunity of adding Darwendale and Platreef to our already long and successful list of PGM projects.” The feasibility study of the Darwendale project is already underway in DRA’s Johannesburg office with initial trade-off and optimisation studies, and is expected to be completed by late 2016.