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  1. " Much of the equipment provided to Iraqi troops, including the AK-47s, originates from countries in the former Soviet bloc. In a report last year, Amnesty International said that in 2004 and 2005 more than 350,000 AK-47 rifles and similar weapons were taken out of Bosnia and Serbia, for use in Iraq, by private contractors working for the Pentagon and with the approval of NATO and European security forces in Bosnia. " The Washington Post Monday 06 August 2007 That'll be Blackwater then.
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    GEI's logo

    Thanks for your comments BP, it all helps. Yes, I totally agree with you about the artefacts, I think they were introduced by DB as he is experimenting with different colours and it probably got introduced somehow when the colours were resaved...or something. Possibly my fault! ...or if you mean the graininess of the colours in the image it is a product of it being saved as a 256 colour gif. I was trying to keep to the same format as original which means the colours are palletized and make smooth gradients appear "chunkier". I need to ask DB if he'd prefer a smoother jpg instead. As to a logo for BPI, I am interested. If you could send me a clear brief of your requirements and a rough idea of your budget (samples of suitable colours in a bitmap format might be useful too) I'll see if I can make a beta version of your idea and get that back to you. If you don't like where its going then no probs we'll call it quits, no fee (unless you want to buy me a beer for my time!) If its to your liking and you want to proceed then we can hammer out a price to take it further. pm me if you like for my email.
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    GEI's logo

    I've just cleaned that one up a bit, a few stray pixels...ooohh they make me mad! heheh
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    GEI's logo

    Thankyou DrBubb, I enjoyed doing it.
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    GEI's logo

    Frizzers, I've been having some real problems with doing you a 300x300 logo! The thing with having a play around with the GEI logo was that the layout and colour scheme was already in place and it was just a question of having a quick tweak to come up with an alternative or two. In the case of a picture for your CWR site (excellent site btw!) there are a few hurdles. If you had something more specific in mind it would make it easier bearing in mind this is in my spare time, I normally work in 3D so this isnt really my field (I've just put my size tens in is all) The main problem I'm having is that a logo would normally go overall with the style of its environment and CWR is a very business-like site. I just don't feel adequate enough to blend in with what you've already got there! I could have just used a picture of you and put the site name on but to be honest I don't think it works well like that. One small error I noticed while looking at your site is your existing photo with the red text is actually much bigger than is actually being displayed...this is a bit sloppy and the way that the browser has to resample the image down is wasteful and mucks up the picture. The code specifies 150x150 so if you resave the image at that size and upload it it will work much better and look better too. I've mocked up a quick bitmap to show one way it could look, its really hasty but incorporates a motif (ripple) that I think might work quiet well as an idea you could use and also as a faint background image too (I know you like waves!) This helps illustrate how the logo works but blends in too with its environment. Anyway, sorry for the rambling and probably not actually coming up with anything useful for you (We've hijacked DB's thread too!)
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    GEI's logo

    ...without the petals falling off. Heheh The difficulty with this is I started out redoing what already existed and then extending it again by adding an existing element while trying to stay true to the original designs. Maybe if I just can manage to get the revamp done we could start from scratch and do a new one? I'm in the same camp of preferring to keep it simple, restrained and I've tried to tone down the colouring but didn't want to take that too far from the original. With the "incorporating" part added to the side I've also tried to keep roughly true to the original in an attempt to keep the flow of the identity from the old to the new. Anyway, I've darkened behind the yellow sphere slightly to bring it to the foreground, think it works better. smaller version I'm working on a website for myself at the moment and hadn't touched any web design for a good ten years so this is kind of a retrial by fire heh....
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    GEI's logo

    Cheers DB, good idea - it'll help make it stand out more.
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    GEI's logo

    I'll give it a go Frizzers and try a few variations, see it how it goes. Yes its Putin, a friend of mine did it for a political satire project we were working on (its a shame no-one ever got to see them, Kim Jung Il was rather cool) that never saw the light of day. Should really change it for something else before I get sued.
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    GEI's logo

    I like that, simple is sometimes more effective. This is turning trickier by the minute heh. Heres how we are so far, I think its shaping up but I'm not sure if I should be messing with the fonts or not.
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    GEI's logo

    Great, glad to see people are liking it. Frizzers: I'd be glad to have a bash at the CWR one, I'll give it a go (hopefully over the next few days) DrBubb: Thanks! I'm pleased you like it. Now when you say convert I'm guessing you mean attach the "incorporating..." part to the side of the existing one? I can do that and also leave you with the existing one, that way you have a choice of two...if that sounds right? Also is it important to keep the image to certain size/resolution? (I'm a bit confused about the "Tag" stuff at the bottom of your message though...it doesn't take a lot to confuse me heh) anyways, I'll get back soon.
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    GEI's logo

    Hi DrBubbs just had a play round last night at making a logo as wanted to contribute something to this site as I'm certainly not in a position to contribute any other way. Not that it needs a new logo! I was just kind of second guessing maybe you were thinking of changing it. If not then no problem, if you'd like it changed I'd be glad to do that. No worries if you don't need/want it anyway, just thought i'd offer it up. Feel free to use it and thanks for such a great forum.
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    464 Grammes per tonne

    I was just having a look at Greatland Gold and came across these results (17th July), which to my untrained eye look rather stunning. I always thought anything in the 20gs a tonne was good but...464!!! Hope this is of interest to the miner brigade. GGP are in Starvest aren't they Frizzers? LONDON (Thomson Financial) - Greatland Gold PLC said strong results from its Warrentinna project in Tasmania mean that it will concentrate operations at the Forester and Warrentinna goldfields during the latter parts of 2007. The company said gold mineralisation at Warrentinna has been identified over two trends and that sampling returned encouraging results including 464 grammes a tonne (g/t) of gold (14.9 ounces per tonne), 130g/t gold (4.2 ounces per tonne) and 61g/t gold (1.9 ounces per tonne). However the company said it will defer drilling at Firetower until 2008 because this year's budget for the project has been used up. It announced gold results up to 5.33 g/t at Firetower. julie.crust@thomson.com jcDated: 17 July 2007 Greatland Gold plc (the "Company") the mineral exploration and development company focused on gold projects in Tasmania and Western Australia is pleased to announce an update of recent activities along with further analytical results. At Firetower, gold results up to 5.33g/t have been received from additional surface rock chip sampling within the resource area. These results represent further near-surface mineralisation within the resource area untested by drilling. At Warrentinna, gold mineralisation has been identified over two trends. One is 5km long at the Forester goldfield, and the second 2km at the Warrentinna goldfield. Recent surface rock chip sampling has returned encouraging results including 464g/t gold (14.9 ounces per tonne), 130g/t gold (4.2 ounces per tonne) and 61g/t gold (1.9 ounces per tonne). Firetower Following a successful surface rock chip sampling program within the resource area at Firetower in April this year, an additional program was completed during May and June in an effort to locate further indications of surface mineralisation. The latest program was again successful in locating mineralisation with grades including 1.0m at 5.33g/t gold and 2.5m at 3.57g/t gold. A table of significant results is presented in Table 1. Table 1 - Firetower Significant Rock Chip Results Sample No Type Interval (m) Gold (g/t) 7432 channel rockchip 1.0 5.33 7439 channel rockchip 2.5 3.57 7428 channel rockchip 2.0 2.76 7441 channel rockchip 3.0 1.14 7431 channel rockchip 1.4 1.01 7429 channel rockchip 2.0 0.62 7448 channel rockchip 3.7 0.59 7447 channel rockchip 3.5 0.50 7438 channel rockchip 3.0 0.35 7440 channel rockchip 2.5 0.27 m - metres, g/t - grams per tonne These results are added zones of mineralisation at surface, not tested or incompletely tested by drilling. The identification of these surface zones may alter the interpretation of the configuration of the deposit, and it follows that further drilling is required before updating the Firetower resource estimate. Warrentinna The Warrentinna project is located in the north east of Tasmania in Australia and covers the three historic goldfields of Warrentinna, Forester and Waterhouse. Further sampling and mapping was carried out at the southern goldfields of Warrentinna and Forester during May and June. Warrentinna Goldfield At the Warrentinna goldfield, the mineralised trend has been mapped over a strike length of 2km, and its northern extensions have not been explored in the past. Sampling completed during May and June returned encouraging results including 464g/t gold (14.9 ounces per tonne), 130g/t gold (4.2 ounces per tonne) and 61g/t gold (1.9 ounces per tonne). Further results are presented in Table 2. Table 2 - Warrentinna Goldfield Significant Rock Chip Results Sample No Type Gold (g/t) Silver (g/t) Arsenic (ppm) 7453 rockchip 463.92 149.3 7812 7219 rockchip 129.57 40.0 17172 7226 rockchip 61.06 37.0 20678 7215 rockchip 11.94 4.0 2896 7220 rockchip 6.38 2.0 1839 7452 rockchip 4.05 3.6 4781 7454 rockchip 2.46 1.3 1453 7455 rockchip 0.92 1.9 1473 7212 rockchip 0.58 - 1266 7223 rockchip 0.58 25.0 38 7456 rockchip 0.49 - 4138 7221 rockchip 0.45 - 85 m - metres, g/t - grams per tonne, ppm - parts per million Rock samples were taken from a variety of material along the mineralised trend. This included in-situ bedrock, existing shallow workings and ore from dumps adjacent to historic workings. Silver also reported at elevated levels. Forester Goldfield Further north at the Forester goldfield, mineralisation has been located over a strike length of more than 5km. Results up to 7.26g/t gold were reported along with elevated silver. Further details are presented in Table 3. Table 3 - Forester Goldfield Significant Rock Chip Results Sample No Type Gold (g/t) Silver (g/t) Arsenic (ppm) 7460 rockchip 7.26 6.3 3464 7457 rockchip 4.22 5.3 4229 7228 rockchip 3.33 2.0 1133 7474 rockchip 0.30 46.8 6890 7458 rockchip 0.28 - 833 7227 rockchip 0.27 - 331 7461 rockchip 0.27 - 342 7476 rockchip 0.20 13.6 373 7472 rockchip 0.12 32.1 1743 7473 rockchip 0.09 16.6 5076 7475 rockchip 0.02 32.7 775 m - metres, g/t - grams per tonne, ppm - parts per million Lackman Rock The Lackman Rock project is located in southern Western Australia in a region with nearby producing gold mines and nickel mines. No exploration work has been carried out on the project to date. The Western Australian Government has approved the application and indicated its intention to grant the tenement. Consequently, tenement grant is expected during the current quarter and an auger sampling program will follow. Operations In light of the strong results from Warrentinna (+100g/t gold) the company will concentrate operations at the Forester and Warrentinna goldfields during the latter parts of 2007. Activities proposed include mapping, auger soil sampling, rock chip sampling and RC drilling. At Firetower, several additional zones of surface mineralisation require drill testing in the resource area. This will be undertaken prior to re-estimation of the resource. Expenditure commitments and budgeted spending for this project have been met for the current calendar year and, for the immediate time; the company has conservatively decided to defer drilling until early 2008. In the meantime the company will entertain Joint Venture arrangements and/or seek to finalise an off-take agreement for pre-defined ore at Firetower. At Lackman Rock in Western Australia, a program of auger soil sampling is planned. This is expected to be completed during the final quarter of 2007. Competent Persons The information in this announcement that relates to Exploration Results is based on information compiled by Mr Paul Askins and Mr Callum Baxter, directors of Greatland Gold, who are both members of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Paul Askins and Callum Baxter have sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity that they are undertaking to qualify as Competent Persons as defined in the 2004 Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves'. Paul Askins and Callum Baxter consent to the inclusion in the announcement of the matters based on their information in the form and context in which it appears. All rock chip results are obtained from grab or continuous chip sampling to 2kg. All samples are prepared at Genalysis Laboratory Services' Adelaide facility using a single stage pulverisation, and assayed at Genalysis Laboratory Services' Perth laboratory. An Aqua Regia digest with atomic absorption spectrometry analysis technique (AAS) is used for gold. An Aqua Regia digest with Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) is used for silver and arsenic. Full quality control is achieved using a suite of standards, duplicates, repeats and blanks. Enquiries: Callum Baxter +44 (0)20 7099 5845 Greatland Gold plc Managing Director John Simpson +44 (0)20 7512 0191 ARM Corporate Finance Ltd Nominated Adviser Updates on the Company's activities are regularly posted on its website www.greatlandgold.com
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    Iran...when will the USA bomb?

    You might be able to get a beer if you're lucky. Up to the last invasion, Iraq had a few breweries and I know places like Jordan you can get spirits in the supermarkets etc. If you're discrete and avoid the English pracitise of stripping naked and diving into the first available water fountain with a traffic cone on your head you should be ok. ;0)
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    Where's this Stock Going?

    Oh what the hell, I'll say 1.0 by September but then back up to 2.5 by New Year. (ps I don't know what I'm talking about)
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    Iran...when will the USA bomb?

    Have a great holiday Burbelly Lets hope something positive comes out of these talks... 7/11/07 The first round of talks between IAEA and Iran starts in Tehran http://www.payvand.com/news/07/jul/1122.html but too many echoes of pre Iraq war here though... 7/11/07 The Observer under investigation for breach of accurate reporting on Iran Source: CASMII The Press Complaint Commission in the UK have launched an investigation into the complaint brought against the Observer newspaper by Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII), for the Observer's breach of the journalistic codes of Accuracy and Opportunity to Reply in its reporting on Iran. On June 10, the Sunday Observer published a front page story, entitled "MI6 probes UK link to nuclear trade with Iran". (1) The story alleged the discovery by the MI6 and the Customs and Excise of a nuclear conspiracy in which highly enriched uranium from Russia was trans-shipped through Sudan "destined" for Iran, suspected for use in Iran's "nuclear weapons programme". There were references throughout the article to claims of anonymous "investigators" without any supporting evidence or attempt to substantiate these allegations. There was also open reference to "Iran's nuclear weapons programme" which is significant in the absence of any such claim or evidence from the IAEA inspectors. There was a recent precedence to this by another incriminating story (2) in the Guardian, 22 May, by Simon Tisdall, which accused Iran of a "Secret Plan for Summer Offensive to Force US out of Iraq", again using an unnamed US official as evidence. Mehrnaz Shahabi of CASMII UK said today: "This absence of care in journalistic duty is particularly significant because not only does it resonate very closely with the propaganda that paved the way to the 2003 illegal invasion of Iraq and its tragic human consequences, but it highlights an intensification of the war propaganda against Iran and the emergence of a dangerous shift, in that, now it is the mainstream liberal press such as the Guardian and the Observer, who enjoy a fair degree of respect and trust even amongst the anti-war readership, which seem to have been employed to disseminate Pentagon's agenda". The Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention In Iran (CASMII) wrote (3) to the Observer on 13th June outlining these concerns and requested a reply. This case was also reported to the Press Complaint Commission for investigation into the origins of this irresponsible piece of journalism. The Observer's Readers' Editor, Stephen Pritchard, in the Observer 17 June replied to a "flood" of emails, "accusing it of, for instance, printing 'distortions' against Iran 'similar to the reports in 2003 that paved the way to the bloodbath in Iraq - nearly all of which are now discredited'. Mr Pritchard who made a specific reference to the letter from the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran, claimed that the Observer had been "unfairly vilified" (4). The Press Complaint Commission enquired from CASMII whether it still wished to pursue the complaint. On 26th June CASMII wrote to the Observer (5) and to the Press Complaint Commission, explaining why it was crucial that the matter is investigated. It requested a public acknowledgement from the Observer and the publication of CASMII's reply, either by publishing the two letters or an opportunity to put its position regarding the Iranian nuclear issue across in the form of a comment or an article in the Observer. CASMII also requested that, in light of the allegations made in the Observer story about "Iran's nuclear weapons programme", the Observer publish a fact-sheet regarding Iran's nuclear programme, this time using the IAEA as the source. There has been no reply from the Observer. The Press Complaint Commission has subsequently written to CASMII indicating that after the above preliminary enquiries, CASMII's complaint about the Observer will be investigated. 1. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/sto...2099634,00.html 2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2085192,00.html 3. http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/files/0...he_observer.pdf 4. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/st...2105069,00.html 5. http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/files/0...he_observer.pdf
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