Panama Papers Impact on Art

Have you seen the website panamapapers.icij.org. If you have you know how awesome it is to read all these secrets. The internet was built for such events, I love it.

What the implications are, I do not know however I’d like to take a moment and empathize with the victims in Uganda.

I came across this statement on the website, “Locked in the files of a Panama law firm are the answers to mysteries involving Van Goghs, Picassos, Rembrandts and other masterworks.”

What secrets are these?  I can only imagine an illegal art trade of lost art during catastrophic events such as the world wars.  Have you seen that awesome George Clooney movie The Monuments of Men. What if by some coincidence someone recovered all these paintings and ancient sculptures that were stolen by Nazi Germany. What if these art collections are in the possession of people named in the Panama Papers?

Only time will tell, the full list comes out in May. Be sure to visit my blog again for other interesting and less speculative articles.

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015

Copper is one of the world’s most important industrial minerals, and Africa is an important world producer. While output is traditionally dominated by Zambia, South Africa and Katanga Province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, many African nations contribute to copper production, and many African nations have undeveloped ore resources.

Cobalt, another important industrial metal, is often mined in conjunction with copper.

Extraction is carried out using coal surface mining technology.

Recent hydrometallurgical process developments include the Anglo American/UBC and the GalvanoxTM processes for copper leaching.  The PLATSOL (base and precious metal extraction) and Sepon processes (secondary copper sulphides) were also developed in collaboration with UBC.(http://mtrl.ubc.ca/research/research-groups/hydrometallurgy/)