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Parsons joins Los Angeles Mayor on Trade Mission to Asia

Virginia Grebbien, Parsons Corporate Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, joins Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council Members as well as business and civic leaders this week on a trade mission to Asia. Ms. Grebbien joins the delegation for meetings in Vietnam and Hong Kong.

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Fischer Heavy Duty Fixings in the Guiyang Metro Line 1 in China

The Middle Kingdom has been investing intensively in its infrastructure for years. This includes the expansion of the rail network in many cities and in the countryside. The Fischer Group of Companies is providing support to many of these large-scale projects with its fixing systems and on-site service solutions. For example, more than 750,000 Fischer fixings were used during the construction of the new metro line 1 in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province in Southwest China. Electrical cables, communication systems, guard doors and firefighting systems were securely and firmly installed using these fixings.

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The Mine of the Future

The mining industry is in a crisis. The failure to get the policy, legislative, administrative and operating environment right is being compounded by a recline in resource demand and resulting excess capacity, weakening prices and increasing volatility. Many also need to mine deeper to reach new deposits, which is resulting in a significant increase in the cost of extraction and these costs are forcing mining companies to make difficult decisions to sustain short-term operations, while still adhering to long term objectives. What’s more, advanced technologies are severely impacting the broader industry albeit in a seeming unrelated way. Emerging products and services require new materials which is changing the mix in the demand for minerals and metals and this is expected to continue. This of course has long term implications for the demand for primary resources. And for the foreseeable future, this state is the ‘new normal’.

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TBM DiGs 2016 in Istanbul

The Organizers would like to welcome researchers and practitioners involved with TBM tunnelling to the TBM DiGs 2016 conference to share, to cooperate, and to progress. The conference is to be held in Istanbul in 16-18 November 2016.

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BMT WBM’s John Pidgeon scoops IMechE Award

John Pidgeon, a Graduate Engineer from BMT WBM has won this year’s Australian Speak Out for Engineering competition. Introduced by the IMechE, the competition is designed to help develop verbal and visual communication when explaining technical mechanical engineering related subjects. John delivered a presentation detailing the development of a computer model to simulate the dragline excavator during operation.

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International Raw Materials Conference in Germany

The Competence Centre for Mining and Mineral Resources within the Canadian German Chamber attended the International Raw Materials Conference on November 10/11, 2015, in Berlin.

Hosted and organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) the conference titled, “Assuming Responsibility – Promoting Sustainability in the Raw Materials Sector”, was meant to provoke and encourage discussion.

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New Head of Communications at Vattenfall

Karin Lepasoon, currently Director of Communications, Sustainability and HR at Nordic Capital, has been appointed new Head of Group Communications at Vattenfall. Karin Lepasoon will report directly to Magnus Hall and take up the new position as of April 1st 2016.

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PotashCorp confident K+S Concerns can be addressed through Collaborative Discussion

  • Proposal brings together two best-in-class companies with complementary assets and minimal overlap
  • PotashCorp supportive of K+S operations, employees and communities, and believes K+S management and employees to be an important part of a successful combination
  • Proposal not predicated on closing mines, curtailing production, selling the salt business or cutting jobs
  • Well capitalized, diversified enterprise provides platform for future growth and greater opportunities for K+S employees’ career growth and employment stability
  • Proposal of €41 per share in cash provides 57 percent premium to the volume weighted average share price during the prior 12 months, and certain value to K+S shareholders
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