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Italian Black Cat Becomes a Fat Cat After Inheriting 10 Million Euros

By Nick Squires
The Telegraph, London
Friday, December 9, 2011

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8947420/Italian-...

A black cat in Italy has lived up to its reputation for good luck after inheriting 10 million euros (L8.5 million) from his adoptive owner, a widowed heiress.

Four-year-old Tommaso, who was saved from a hardscrabble existence on the mean streets of Rome as a kitten, is now the proud owner of cash, shares, and a property empire that includes flats and houses in Rome and Milan and land in Calabria.

Tommaso went from flea-bitten alley cat to "pussy galore" after being rescued by a lonely old lady, named only as Maria Assunta, who was married to a property tycoon but widowed at an early age. The couple had no children.

She became besotted with her pet but as her health began to fail, feared for his future.

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0.3% Ni, 0.15% Cu (0.45% NiEq) From Surface At Yukon Wellgreen Project

Company Press Release
Thursday, December 8, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Prophecy Platinum Corp. (TSX-V: NKL, OTC-QX: PNIKF, Frankfurt: P94P) has announced the final drill results from 2011 drilling at the company's fully owned Wellgreen platinum group metals, nickel, and copper project in the Yukon Territory.

Borehole WS11-192 intercepted 384.9 meters of 0.45 percent nickel equivalent starting from 9.45 meters depth. Included in this greater interval of continuous mineralization is a platinum group metals-rich zone with a combined platinum-palladium-gold grade of 1.358 grams per ton over 19.23 meters (nickel equivalent 0.74%).

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So in November 2009 she wrote out a will in which she bequeathed her "entire estate" to the unknowing Tommaso.

She instructed her lawyers to "identify an animal welfare association or group to which to leave the estate and the commitment of looking after Tommaso."

But none of the animal welfare associations matched up to the old lady's exacting standards, so she instead decided to leave her fortune to Tommaso through the nurse who had cared for her in her final months, a woman named Stefania.

The will came into force when the heiress died two weeks ago at the age of 94.

"She had become very fond toward the nurse who assisted her," Anna Orecchioni, one of the lawyers, told Il Messaggero newspaper.

"We're convinced that Stefania is the right person to carry out the old lady's wishes. She loves animals just like the woman she devoted herself to right up until the end."

The nurse said she had no inkling that her charge was so rich. "I promised her that I would look after the cat when she was no longer around. She wanted to be sure that Tommaso would be loved and cuddled. But I never imagined that she had this sort of wealth. She was very discreet and quiet. I knew very little of her private life. She told me only that she had suffered from loneliness a lot."

Tommaso now lives with his new owner and another cat in a house outside Rome. The address is being kept a secret out of fear that the newly-enriched moggy will be besieged by fortune hunters and con men.

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Sona Discovers Potential High-Grade Gold Mineralization
at Blackdome in British Columbia -- 13.6g over 1.5 Meters

From a Company Press Release
November 22, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- With its latest surface diamond drilling program at its 100-percent-owned, formerly producing Blackdome gold mine in southern British Columbia, Sona Resources Corp. has discovered a potentially high-grade gold-mineralized area, with one hole intersecting 13.6 grams of gold in 1.5 meters of core drilling.

"We intersected a promising new mineralized zone, and we feel optimistic about the assay results," says Sona's president and CEO, John P. Thompson. "We have undertaken an aggressive exploration program that has tested a number of target zones. Our discovery of this new gold-bearing structure is significant, and it represents a positive development for the company."

Sona aims to bring its permitted Blackdome mill back into production over the next year and a half, at a rate of 200 tonnes per day, with feed from the formerly producing Blackdome mine and the nearby Elizabeth gold deposit property. A positive preliminary economic assessment by Micon International Ltd., based on a gold price of $950 per ounce over eight years, has estimated a cash cost of $208 per tonne milled, or $686 per gold ounce recovered.

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