Spain, Germany and Norway made winning starts to their Women’s World Cup campaigns on Saturday.In the first game of the day, Germany stuttered to a 1-0 victory against China in Rennes.Carolin Simon hit the crossbar for the two-time world champions, who needed a moment of magic from teenager Giulia Gwinn to break the deadlock. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Germany are now unbeaten in their last 17 Women’s World Cup group-stage games with Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s side among the favourites to triumph in France.We need to talk about Giulia Gwinn for a minute…Player of the Match in her debut in the 2016 #U17WWC vs VenezuelaPlayer of the Match in her debut in the 2018 #U20WWC vs NigeriaPlayer of the Match in her debut in the #FIFAWWC todayWow. pic.twitter.com/fRfgXugCMY — FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 8, 2019 Spain trailed to Thembi Kgatlana’s excellent looping finish in the first half of their game against South Africa in Le Havre.But they came from behind to win 3-1 as Banyana Banyana imploded in the last 20 minutes with Jennifer Hermoso converting a brace of penalties, the second of which was awarded following a VAR check and saw Nothando Vilakazi dismissed for a second bookable offence.Substitute Lucia Garcia added a late third for Spain, who face Germany in a crunch Group B clash on Wednesday.2 – Spain’s Jenni Hermoso is the first player to score two penalties in a Women’s World Cup match. Composed. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/nV7MkbOtN9 — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 8, 2019 Norway cruised to a 3-0 victory against Nigeria in Reims despite being without the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg, who has opted not to play at the tournament.Guro Reiten’s deflected effort opened the scoring in the 17th minute and she then set up Lisa-Marie Utland for Norway’s second goal before Osinachi Ohale put through her own net to compound Nigeria’s misery.Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby will hope an injury to defender Faith Michael, who left the field on a stretcher, was not as serious as it appeared with his side taking on South Korea next.We wish you a speedy recovery, @ikidifaith!#NORNGA | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/siEIwqcuJv— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 8, 2019
Banlaw Africa says it “has beaten off competition” to secure three new contracts worth $13 million at Tarkwa gold mine, Ghana for Gold Fields Ghana. Tarkwa has been the focus of gold mining for nearly a century and has the largest concentration of mines in a single district on the continent of Africa, with virtually all the gold mines operating surface mines, Banlaw reports. Two of the contracts Banlaw Africa has won are part of Gold Field’s Tarkwa mine’s $126 million CIL expansion and include the construction of a new tailings storage facility extending to an area of some 209 ha, where over 2.5 million m3 of material will be moved during the 11 month contract. The Consulting Engineer for the tailings storage facility is Metago Environmental Engineering of South Africa. Banlaw Africa has also been awarded the Earthworks contract within the Tarkwa mine CIL High Security area. The company will prepare an extended surge stockpile foundation area, roads and other facilities. The CIL works consulting engineer is Engineering Projects Co, part of Grinaker-LTA Group of South Africa. The third contract win entails the raising of the existing Tailings Storage Facility by 3.7 m. This is a repeat order since the previous raise, completed last year, was also carried out by Banlaw. Consultant Engineers, Knight Piesold, designed the facility and will supervise the works. Banlaw Africa, claims to be the leading mine services provider in West Africa. It has its headquarters at Tarkwa in Ghana’s Western Region and has been Gold Field’s principal Earthworks Contractor at Tarkwa since the mine commenced production. Banlaw-Africa is currently operating projects in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso in base metals and precious metals.