Race To Erase MS Raises 18 Million

first_imgOn Friday, May 3, host, MS survivor and advocate Nancy Davis welcomed guests to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for the 20th Annual Race to Erase MS themed “Love to Erase MS.”The event raised $1.8 million to benefit The Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program which continues to raise funds in order to provide treatment and ultimately find a cure for MS.Celebrity guests at this year’s event included host Nancy Davis, honorees Sharon Osbourne and Jack Osbourne, presenter Kelly Osbourne, performers Elton John and Taio Cruz with DJ Havana Brown, along with guests Byron Allen, Lindsay Arnold, Mel B., Catherine Bell, David Burtka, Kristin Cavallari, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Cat Deeley, Zoey Deutch, Christine Devine, David Faustino, Clementine Ford, Daisy Fuentes, Courtney Galiano, Teri Garr, Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry, Camille Grammer, Linda Gray, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Heche & James Tupper, Marg Helgenberger, Chelsie Hightower, Josh Hopkins, LaToya Jackson, Terrence Jenkins, Victoria Justice, Alexis Knapp, Robert Knepper, Swoosie Kurtz, Howie Mandel, Ziggy Marley, Aly & AJ Michalka, Shemar Moore, Demitrius Omphroy, Greg Phillinganes, Kellie Pickler, Ingo Rademacher, Kim Richards, Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin, Shaun Robinson, Ray Romano, Ryan Rottman, Melissa Rycroft, Gleb Savchenko, Cybill Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Matt Sorum, Rod Stewart, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Lea Thompson, Bella Thorne, Bruno Tonioli, Anna Trebunskaya, Lisa Vanderpump, Dave Winfield, Amy Yasbeck, Chris Zylka, among others.The 20th Annual Race to Erase MS included a live auction called by Howie Mandel and Shaun Robinson, during which lucky bidders walked away with items including a five-night stay at Vomo Private Island Resort in Fiji, a week charter of a gorgeous yacht to the Bahamas, and the new Aston Martin Centenary Edition DB9 auctioned in celebration of the iconic British sports car’s 100-year history.Race to Erase MS once again hosted musical performances throughout the evening, including Taio Cruz who was joined by DJ Havana Brown to perform hits “Break Your Heart,” “Higher,” and “Dynamite.” Grammy Award-winning artist and musical icon Elton John sang an incredible 8-song set which included hits “Tiny Dancer,” “Your Song,” “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” “Rocket Man,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “I’m Still Standing,” and “The Circle of Life / Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” In Race to Erase MS tradition, a rendition of “Lean On Me,” was performed as the finale of the evening, led by Aly & AJ Michalka and Greg Phillinganes, who were joined on stage by Nancy Davis, Cybill Shepherd, Marg Helgenberger, Kelly Osbourne, LaToya Jackson, David Faustino, Kim Richards, and more.Guests couldn’t leave without picking up the coveted Race to Erase MS gift bag, enjoying such items as makeup from Laura Geller, certificates to Blushington, a Marware iPad case, nail polish from OPI, razor from Rolling Razor, and gift certificates to the M Day Spa, to name a few.The evening was generously sponsored by Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Associated Television International and American Airlines.The Race to Erase MS is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure for MS. Funding research is the core focus of the Foundation and significant strides have been made to find the cause and cure of this debilitating disease. All funds raised support “The Nancy Davis Center Without Walls” program, a unique collaboration of the world’s leading MS research scientists currently representing Harvard, Yale, University of Southern California, Oregon Health Science University, UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins. This nationwide collaboration of physicians, scientists and clinicians are on the cutting-edge of innovative research and therapeutic approaches to treat MS. It is the hope of the Foundation that in addition to combating MS through research in a clinical environment, awareness will be created by educating the public about this mysterious disease.last_img read more

UNESCO chief calls for investigation into murder of DR Congo journalist

“I condemn the murder of Guylain Chanjabo and urge authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to do their utmost to shed light on his tragic death, and bring those responsible to justice,” said the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova.Mr. Chanjabo presented a Swahili language programme on Radio Canal Revelation, and was reported missing on 5 May. His body was found bearing evidence of neck injuries on 17 May in the Ngezi River, five kilometres from the city of Bunia in the northeastern region of the DRC. “Freedom of expression is an irrevocable right in democratic societies, necessary for the rule of law and allowing citizens to take part in informed debate,” Ms. Bokova said.According to Reporters Without Borders, Mr. Chanjabo had been violently attacked six months ago, and, just before his disappearance, had been beaten in a bar by an unidentified person who criticized the content his programmes. read more

At UN Assembly South American leaders spotlight efforts to tackle corruption drug

He also noted that his country is working to promote greater unification among citizens by strengthening the country’s political leadership. While Argentina embarked on a new path to reinforcing both its economy and its relationship with neighbouring countries, as well as multilateral institutions, it was evident that it could not achieve any of those goals on its own alone. “While Argentina must seek help from its neighbours, the dire economic situation in Latin America is a harsh reality, he said. Global trade has declined, punishing those who had the least. However, there has been progress in the Latin America and Caribbean region.Further, important strides had been taken, including the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, and the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP). Additionally, the establishment of a peace corridor in the region would further contribute to prosperity and security.The challenges facing the global community are “not exclusive to countries or regions,” Mr. Marci stressed, adding that “we must think globally and act locally.” Climate change is the largest challenge facing humankind. Argentina has therefore focused its energy production heavily on solar, wind and biomass generation, in addition to having been one of the first countries to ratifying the Paris Agreement. Other critical challenges facing the international community were the refugee crisis and global terrorism, he noted.Argentina was committed to receiving more refugees from Syria and neighbouring countries, and to supporting their integration into Argentinian society, President Marci continued. “There is a part of the world in every corner of my country,” he pointed out. While the world is trending towards greater fragmentation, the global community must work together to rebuild networks and lay bridges. As a country that had itself experienced terrorism in 1992 and 1994, Argentina asked the international community for assistance in bringing clarity to those past events. The rise of global terrorism proved the need to promote development both inside and outside national boundaries, he said, adding that “development does not end at the border.”Also addressing the general debate, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard, President of Peru, said his country’s public policies incorporated the 2030 Agenda, including ensuring access to water, education and health care for all Peruvians. Such policies would drastically reduce poverty. His Government has also waged an all-out battle against corruption and drug trafficking, and is working to guarantee water and sewage access for 10 million people, almost a third of the country’s population. He pledged a significant investment for the Amazonian and non-urban areas and to implement systems for rain water collection.In that regard, integration and collaboration with the UN is a top priority, he emphasized, noting the success of a recent top-level meeting on water he had just participated in. Peru is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, especially with the melting of its glaciers in its mountains. His Government has a clear vision of the new challengers and responsibilities that it must grapple with, and it welcomed partnerships with other neighbouring countries to tackle the many challenges of development. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard, President of Peru, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-first session. UN Photo/Cia Pak The Peruvian President said fundamental freedoms and the right to participate freely in political life, along with the checks and balances of power, are critical pillars of Government, adding that he also respects the principle of non-interference in international law.He went on to note concern for the critical political and economic concerns that currently faced all of Latin America. In Venezuela, social and political instability must be tackled by an internal, political dialogue in the context of full respect of the national Constitution. His country would stand by to assist “our Venezuelan friends” in any way to bring about a resolution. In addition, he welcomed the recent peace agreement in Colombia.The Government in Peru is also working towards modernization in line with the UN goals and efforts. “We live in different parts of the world and are experiencing a loss of confidence,” he said, emphasizing that the unprecedented wave of refugees must be dealt with humanely. “We are betting on a creation of South America and Latin America as a peaceful bridge,” he added. read more

Surface Miners – Power with Precision

first_imgThe new Vermeer T1655 surface mining at FMG Christmas Creek, with the smaller T1255 model visible behind itWith its foundations in supplying innovative machinery for the US farming industry, Pella-Iowa based Vermeer Corporation has expanded its range over the years into construction and over the last 15 years, into mining. The application of Vermeer T1255 Terrain Leveler machines at Freeport’s Tenke Fungurme unique copper operation in DRC was covered in some detail in IM’s March issue. However, the most significant recent development for Vermeer as a company as it looks to expand its mining business is the development and launch of the new T1655 Terrain Leveler machine, which dwarfs the T1255 in size and productivity, but still applies many of the same principles.Vermeer is in a good position as an equipment engineering-focussed company, being both privately owned and debt free.  Outside of its home manufacturing plant in Pella, Iowa, the company also has a factory near Beijing, as well as direct-owned offices/locations in the Netherlands, Australia, Brazil and Singapore; as well as 73 other international dealerships. In terms of the its overall product range, its HDD line-up for trenchless construction represents the most significant part of the business in revenue terms, however, the importance of the mining market is increasing.Efficiency at the Pella site has been increased significantly in recent years with the adoption of lean manufacturing techniques. One of the points emphasised by the company is the strength of its engineering competency inhouse.  The Vermeer engineering teams are located on the factory floor itself, so they have constant communication with the manufacturing teams. While components such as engines, tracks, cylinders, radiators and pumps are outsourced, the core of the machine manufacture including areas such as fuel tanks, cabs, frame and steel body are very much retained. This allows flexibility when it comes to new designs and alteration of existing designs. Current customers also get priority over future customers wherever possible.Terrain Leveler developmentThe surface miners fall under the so-called Specialty Excavation group and evolved from Rock Trenching work in the 1970s with the current line developing out of the T555 model.  The evolution from rock trenching is still evident in the design, in that the current Terrain Leveler machines can cut vertical highwalls at the margins of surface mines.The initial surface miner model was the T1055, which initially had four cutting discs working in a “bottom-up” cutting design.  However, the final design settled on had a top down cutting method and a patented tilting cutting drum with multiple cutting teeth arranged in a staggered pattern.A key decision was also to move the cutting drum from the middle or front to the rear of the machine, meaning that the tracks are not driving over and compressing the cut material. The forward motion of the drum and top down method also helps to propel the machine forward, and sees the teeth more easily push through the material. The method also allows for final product flexibility – a lower travel speed allows greater cutting depth to be achieved as well as a smaller particle size, with the opposite true of faster operation. Larger gaps between cutting teeth where the material allows it produces higher tonnage capacity.The mining market itself commenced in 2001, when Vermeer began working with US Gypsum on surface mining possibilities, and another Italian quarry customer asked for a machine to help them avoid drilling and blasting in parts of their operation. The first new T1255 machine was used in a limestone operation in the Dominican Republic. A specialist mining engineering group led by Jim Hutchins subsequently converted all the known operational parameters of the machine from depth and width of cut to detailed operational costs into a template model, from which a customer, after inputting details about the material to be cut and required production rate, can calculate total fixed and variable costs per hour and ultimately cost per tonne. This means decision on whether a mine is suitable for precision surface mining can be made at an early stage, and if the decision is positive, this is often verified through trialling a machine at the mine-site – and according to Vermeer the reality almost always matches the data predicted by the model. In addition, Vermeer purchased a range of rock testing lab equipment; along with developing its own series of tests; to much more accurately measure material parameters as well as to take into account ore variability. In general, the more representative samples a customer can provide, the better.Direct loading or cut to groundA key difference between the Vermeer concept and the Wirtgen concept is that the Vermeer machines do not have a conveyor attached for simultaneous truck loading, which could be regarded as the “conventional” surface miner set up. The Vermeer team looked in depth at this issue back in the early 2000s and concluded that the direct dump option was preferable for several reasons. Principally, Vermeer argues that truck efficiency is lowered by their queuing behind the surface miner, which also increases overall relative fuel consumption versus more consistent speeds. It also argues that accurate loading of trucks using this method is difficult and that trucks are often under filled; the trucks themselves being capable of moving more material than the surface miner can provide.It is also argued that with most mines having ore variability requiring regular changes to cutting speed with a resulting change in tonnes per hour; that it is very difficult to predict the number of trucks needed or more accurately, the number that can be effectively utilised. It was therefore concluded that omitting a built in loading tool/conveyor was the better option.With the direct dump or “cutting to ground” design, wheel loaders are normally used to load trucks after the surface miners have completed excavation of an area. In some cases, dozers may be used to blend or stockpile material prior to truck loading allowing added flexibility, while scrapers represent another loading option. In the future, combining surface miner operations with shiftable conveyors could represent another take on the IPCC concept.T1655 development and deliveryBased on discussions with Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) and assessment of the wider potential future market, a series of targets were set for the new machine. Wirtgen already had a large machine, the 4200SM, so the company knew what it had to achieve to compete in terms of performance. Previously developed machines, including the 112 t T1255, had a chain drive, but for the new 182 t T1655, a direct cylinder drive was chosen to achieve higher production rates of 4,000 t/h and higher.  Vermeer argues that this machine is helping to shift the boundaries of where surface mining ceases to be economic versus drill and blast. In general, a single T1655 is capable of the same production as three T1255 machines.Operator cab elevation is an attribute of the T1655 allowing better visibility and maintenance accessThe T1655 has two engines; effectively doubling up the single engine in the T1255. This option was chosen versus having one very large engine, as is much cheaper as well as simpler from a component supply standpoint, both for Vermeer and for the customer. The smaller engines also have a much shorter delivery time.  The two engines feed power into one gearbox, meaning all available horsepower can be consumed and the level of load control means it is virtually impossible to “hot stop” one of the engines.The direct drive concept was tested on a modified T1255 at a gypsum operation in Oklahoma. As a result, an original design for the T1655 with a direct drive and 950 hp weight was altered to a 1,200 hp machine with direct drive.A complication in Pella was that Vermeer did not have a facility large enough in terms of vertical clearance, to build the new machine. A new $8 million facility was built as a result, with a higher clearance, larger floor area and high hoist crane capacity. The floor also had to be made of concrete to allow for the 410,000 lb machine weight. The switch to direct drive also made the machine wider. The T1655 is shipped in five pieces with a separate container of parts – as within the US there is a 150,000 lb road transport restriction.Once in Australia the miner is assembled complete at the Vermeer yard close to Perth airport; and transported complete to the FMG site; as the same road transport restrictions do not apply. The facility in Perth is connected to the home factory and the minesite by satellite and sends real time machine performance data back to Pella for analysis.The T1655 in detailAt 182 t, the T1655 is significantly larger than its predecessor, the T1255 Terrain Leveler. It stands 5.2 m high from ground to the top of the cab at full extension. Its length spans 13.4 m and its width is 6.4 m. The T1655 is designed specifically for precision surface mining, a process that allows mine operators to selectively extract mineral seams in surface mining applications. Operators can also influence material sizing – producing consistent-sized material in a uniform configuration so minerals can be handled more efficiently than product produced by drilling and blasting. The uniform product size allows more efficient settings on secondary and tertiary crushing systems. The particle size produced is fairly consistent but the slower the drum is rotated, there is a corresponding torque increase.The T1655 is the newest generation of Terrain Leveler, modelled after the Vermeer Commander series of tough track trenchers but with specific technology for seamless operation. An important feature contributing to the ease of operation is the TEC Plus display, which allows the T1655 to communicate with the various control modules situated throughout the machine, as well as the engine. The TEC Plus display allows the operator to easily monitor and control machine functions and improves the onboard diagnostic capabilities.Crawler dozers moving into position to stockpile ROM ore for loading into trucksVermeer also designed several enhancements to the cab for operator comfort. An air-ride suspension system provides a smoother, more comfortable and quieter ride for the operator in the typically harsh environment of a mining operation. The enclosed cab features a filtered air system, dual heating/cooling systems, sound attenuating foam, as well as dual full suspension seats for optimum operator comfort and training. Not only does the cab elevate to a maximum height of 17 ft, it also expands out an additional 58.4 cm for enhanced visibility. The cab is designed to be a structure in itself and meets the standards of a roll over protection structure (ROPS). The T1655 cab elevation also gives easier access to maintenance points. The cab is lowered during machine transport or relocation in order to give a better centre of gravity.The productivity of the T1655 centres on the direct drive drum with the drive motors attached directly to the cutter drum as stated. This not only improves cutter drum efficiency, but it also reduces wear costs associated with chain, sprocket or belt transmissions. The cutter drum is located on the rear of the machine. This, and the machine’s low centre of gravity, provides ample traction and keeps the T1655 balanced and stable. The cutter drum has a patented tilt feature that allows it to tilt 5° in either direction for a smooth excavated area. Ultimately it is planned that the direct drive T1655 will operate in a team of miners as the high tonnage production machine, with ancillary chain drive T1255 machines still used at mine boundaries, such as to create vertical highwalls. The chain drive is more expensive to maintain due to servicing sprockets etc. Some 85-90% of mining occurs away from these boundary areas.The T1655 has dual hydrostatic tracks for independent rotation in either direction. The machine can quickly reposition up to 360° in either direction for the next cut. The load control feature allows the machine to automatically adjust ground speed to use full engine horsepower, thus making the machine more productive. This provides a stable ground drive speed for maximum productivity in varying conditions. The T1655 features two Cat C18 ACERT engines for a total of 1,200 hp. The dual engine configuration provides power to a common pump drive so that each engine provides power equally to the machine; however, if one engine is not operational, the machine is still able to function on a single engine. A 3,028.3 litre fuel tank provides 13.2 hours of continuous operation at maximum horsepower.The company works with Kennametal for the supply of cutting teeth; and as with other mining machines that use cutting such as longwalls and roadheaders, the key is to changeout the teeth before the main carbide steel tooth wears out and the wear encroaches onto the adaptor, requiring more time consuming and costly repair. The tooth pattern on the drum (which on average is run at 25 to 28 rpm) varies from mine to mine – at Christmas Creek there is a tooth cutting rock about every two inches. To some extent the operator can start to feel wear on the teeth through a loss of production performance. For safety, the drum can be raised or lowered remotely for teeth changeout as well as rotated.The angles of the teeth are greater at the drum edges, as at this point the teeth have to cut wide of the drum itself. Wear rates are highest either side of the drum centre. At FMG Christmas Creek, the T1655 machines achieve about 25 bcm per pick or 75 t.Broadening horizonsT1255 machines have already been used in Australia by contractor HWE at the BHP Billiton Yandi iron ore operation, where the surface miners excavated bands of soft cap rock that could not be blasted due to their being close to the water table. This is an example of where surface miners can be utilised in conjunction with a mainly drill and blast mine, because of water issues, or proximity to urban areas, or to mine more precisely with a neater highwall at the margins of a pit. Several major bauxite operations are close to urban areas, and have been using crawler dozers to rip material, but are potential candidates for the successful use of surface miners.  Diamond (kimberlite) and uranium operations also represent potential markets and discussions with potential customers are ongoing.The Christmas Creek OPF showing the reclaimer in the backgroundThe key order came in October 2011 when FMG ordered an additional 15 machines, a combination of 8 T1255 and 7 T1655 miners.  From the T1655 standpoint, this meant that development of the machine could be completed more rapidly; but it was an important point that FMG had to commit to the cutting to ground concept. As it stands, FMG Christmas Creek has both Vermeer and Wirtgen miners, but both are used for cutting to ground, even though the Wirtgen machines are equipped to direct load. At Cloud Break, Wirtgen miners are still used to direct load trucks.Shipping the assembled T1655 from Perth to FMG Christmas CreekThe T1655 itself was never actually tested in the US due to the lack of a suitable test site – this was done at a location in Western Australia near Bindoon after the first machine was shipped. As with any completely new machine there were some design issues, the main one being refining the cab suspension, though this was quickly resolved and less modification/customisation was required than expected. The cab is distinctive in having two full operator seats to assist in training, unlike the T1255 which has a fold down second seat.At the time of the IM visit to FMG Christmas Creek in June 2012, there was one T1655 at the mine site, one at the dealer yard and the other five on order with a scheduled delivery time of one every two months. One of the new machines will be at the MINExpo show in Las Vegas prior to it being shipped to Christmas Creek after the exhibition.Precision surface miningUsing the Vermeer Terrain Leveler allows the mine to make a layered cut at a desired depth.  Cutting dimensions can be very accurately controlled in 2D and 3D space. Laser guidance is used for 2D grade control such as drum tilting as it is low cost and relatively simple, while for machine positioning, a Trimble based high precision GPS is used. In the future, the machine design and the mine method make it very amenable first to remote control and ultimately autonomous operation, due to surface mining being a relatively repeatable process when compared to conventional mining. It also avoids the stop/start nature of drill and blast.Chain drive on T1255“Today’s mineral prices are driving mine operators to explore new methods to extract mineral seams,” says Mark Cooper, Senior Director of Specialty Excavation for Vermeer. “In Australia, operators must follow a 10 m setback from a highwall for blasting. That’s 10 m of material and a significant amount of money that they just leave. Mines can’t afford to leave these deposits behind, based on today’s market prices.”A patented drum tilt system allows the operator to control grade in both the lateral and longitudinal directions and the unit can dig up to 27 in deep and 144 in wide in a single pass.Direct drive on the T1655Precision surface mining produces a smooth floor that can minimise wear and tear on mine trucks and loaders, especially on machines with rubber tyres. This can also allow the use of offroad trucks in place of mine trucks in many cases.Producing small-sized material in a uniform configuration allows minerals to be handled more efficiently than product produced by drilling and blasting. The uniform product size also allows more efficient settings on secondary and tertiary crushing systems, savings that can continue well past the primary crushing stage.New and worn Kennametal tooth as used on the T1655Where the desired minerals are in thin layers, precision surface mining can follow the layers and help prevent unwanted mixing of materials.  Since it is entirely possible that all layers are economically valuable – but not compatible – the ability to separate them through precision surface mining provides benefits over drilling and blasting. Precision surface mining allows this process to be closely controlled so that almost all available products are recovered, resulting in a product of higher quality and value.“We’re looking at somebody digging with a garden shovel versus somebody cutting out pieces with knives,” says Cooper. “It’s just a different way of approaching mining. Vermeer believes we can offer mines the ability to chase smaller seams and product located in corners that current methods don’t allow mines to go after economically.”In hardness terms the Vermeer T1255 and T1655 can handle rock of up to 300 MPa, with the hardest material encountered at FMG in the region of 250 Mpa. But hardness is not necessarily the key factor – some hard material may fracture easily due to having natural bedding/joints etc, whereas some softer material can prove harder to actually break.Working conditions are also important, especially a smooth working floor, as the process is much more efficient where the miner can repeatedly make the same cuts in a similar manner to ploughing a field. Wet weather does not have an effect on machine performance per se but does affect the cut productTrimble GPS antenna on T1655Precision surface mining also gives mine operators the ability to react quickly by increasing mine production in a short period of time. The capital costs to expand or open a mine are significant, and can require up to three years of planning and installation before the mine is operational.“An iron ore mine in Australia recently purchased T1255 Terrain Leveler Surface Excavation Mining (SEM) units and portable crushers to quickly increase mine capacity, in order to chase spot prices in the market,” says Cooper. “Precision surface mining gives mines this type of flexibility. Since the Terrain Leveler SEM is a production machine, the mine was up and running in a matter of months versus years.”Precision surface mining going forward will be able to more effectively use high GPS technology and two-way data communication.  An engineer could create a mine plan in the office and send the data to the Terrain Leveler.  The operator can then pull the plan up on the screen and go to work based on the new mine plan that is displayed.Cloudbreak and Christmas CreekLocated in the heart of the Pilbara, the Chichester Hub is made up of Fortescue’s flagship mine Cloudbreak, and the second mine Christmas Creek. Together, the two mines currently produce 55 Mt/y and will ramp up to a targeted 95 Mt/y in 2013. Only Chichester Hub uses surface miners, with the future Solomon Hub to employ conventional mining – this is mainly due to it having deeper ore with more variable thicknesses. Christmas Creek itself would not actually be economic were it not for precision surface mining – as drilling and blasting the ore would cause too much dilution.Fortescue’s first minesite, Cloudbreak currently mines and processes ore at a rate of around 40 Mt/y. More than 2,000 people work an eight days on, six days off roster at the site which has been in full operation since May 2008. The horizontal nature of the deposits at Cloudbreak called for a new mining approach to that used at other mines which operate on vertical deposits of ore. Overburden removal is done using conventional blast, truck and shovel methods while Wirtgen surface miners cut and load the ore into trucks for transport to the run of mine stockpiles.Screening, crushing and desand plants at the Cloudbreak ore processing facility prepare and refine the product before the ore is stockpiled ahead of transport to port. The train loadout facility at Cloudbreak is capable of feeding 16,000 t/h to the iron ore trains.Mining began at Christmas Creek, 50 km to the east of Cloudbreak, in May 2009, and within the next two years, major expansion projects had been undertaken to increase the capacity of Fortescue’s second mine. During the first phase of the Christmas Creek expansion, a new ore processing facility was constructed and successfully wet commissioned in March 2011.  The ore processing facility is now operating at its targeted capacity of approximately 18 Mt/y.  The expansion also saw a 50 km extension to the existing Port Hedland to Cloudbreak rail line to transport the ore from Christmas Creek to Cloudbreak and Port Hedland. Work is also complete on a 1,600 bed permanent operations village to house the growing Christmas Creek workforce.Work is well underway on the second phase of expansion as part of the Chichester Hub expansion. During the 2011 December quarter, a product reclaimer at Christmas Creek was commissioned enabling significant reductions in the train loading times. Commissioning of the first stage of the Chichester Hub expansion is now complete and construction of the next stage, including a second ore processing facility, has already begun. Synergies will be achieved at Christmas Creek through the sharing of stock yards and the train loader together with brownfield expansion of the water and power facilities.During the 2011 December quarter significant progress was made on the ore processing facility in the erection of primary steel. Foundation works for a remote crushing hub and overland conveyor system were largely completed and early mining works have commenced in two areas in preparation for mine ramp up.  The contract for a new Christmas Creek airstrip was awarded and construction of the airstrip’s earthworks, runway and facilities began in January 2012.The second expansion phase, known as Christmas Creek Phase 2 Expansion, has a $1.1 billion project budget.  First ore through the new ore processing facility (OPF) is targeted in September 2012, with the ramp up to a combined Christmas Creek total run rate of 50 Mt/y planned for the December quarter of 2012.  Key achievements to date include the completion of foundation works for the second OPF with significant progress made in the assembly of steel and installation of equipment in the crushing and screening buildings.  Concrete works for a remote crushing hub were substantially completed earlier this year and formation of the ROM access ramps was completed prior to the delivery of the primary crusher. Installation of the overland conveyer system is well underway with modules expected to arrive early in the June 2012 quarter. Almost all of the major equipment has now been delivered and installed on site including the two scrubbers, cone crushers, wet and dry screens, clarifier and the first of the motor control centres.The power station expansion remains on target and the new Christmas Creek airstrip is progressing on schedule.  Major roads have been completed and good progress is being made with other bulk earthworks for miscellaneous infrastructure.The mining contracts for the second phase of Christmas Creek are currently being negotiated in parallel to the start of early mining works in two areas in preparation for mine ramp up.  Extensive plans are in place for the delivery of heavy mobile equipment to meet the ramp up requirements. The new T1655s are a key part of this and a new covered surface miner maintenance shop was under construction at the time of IM’s visit.A group of three surface miners operates together in a group, mining an average area of width 83 m and length of 325 m; with a total area per miner of 27,083 m2. The strip ratio is about 5:1 waste to ore; with the downstream OPF, mainly consisting of milling and cycloning to remove silica and manganese. The ore is then railed some 290 km to Port Hedland for shipping, with each train hauling some 130,000t. Normally five trains a day leave for Port Hedland.In its current planned ramp up, FMG will ultimately use 32 surface miners in all across the Chichester Hub – made up of 16 Wirtgen 4200SMs, nine Vermeer T1255s and seven Vermeer T1655s. WA Surface Mining and UEA are used as contractors at the mine but mainly supply operators only, with FMG owning and maintaining the machines.The development rate for the T1655 was very quick from prototype to testing, and it was only three months into testing and 1,000 hours of test operation that FMG made a commitment to the seven machines. Ultimately the T1655s are for the longest open pits to provide the maximum productivity possible – these strips as stated are typically about 325 m but can be up to 800 m long. Both the T1655 and 4200SM are used, and both “cut to ground”, with ore dozed to a ROM pile and loaded into trucks. For shorter hauls, Caterpillar 777, 789 trucks are used, with highway bulk trucks used for longer hauls of over 5 km to reduce tyre wear. The overburden fleet consists mainly of MT3700/4400AC electric drive trucks and Caterpillar 793s. New Komatsu 930 trucks have also been ordered for Christmas Creek.Overburden removal is conducted with conventional drill and blast mining, with Downer EDI and Ausdrill contracted to do the work; with ore mining carried out by FMG itself but with some contracted operators. NRW also conducts some of the ore removal. By contrast, Cloud Break is an owner operator mine only.Christmas Creek has five main pits, all mined simultaneously. The iron ore seam average 1 m in thickness and tends to be quite shallow at only about 4.5 m beneath the upper waste horizon. One T1655 surface miner is capable of mining over 200,000 t of material per day. The mine geologists get the crawler dozers to stockpile the mined material based on grade.  The ore is loaded into the trucks by wheel loader and dumped at the processing plant (OPF), again based on grade. These ordered “fingers” of ore are then blended based on customer requirements. Some higher grade ore is trucked to Cloudbreak in order to blend it with their lower grade material. IMlast_img read more

The 5 at 5 Wednesday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING,TheJournal.ie brings you the five things you need to know before you head out the door.1. #ARTHUR’S DAY: Guinness confirmed that Arthur’s Day will not go ahead this year.2. #LUCKY ESCAPE: A couple in their 80s are in hospital after their car crashed into the River Boyle in County Roscommon.3. #TRAGEDY: A man has died after getting into difficulty while diving off the west coast.4. #FACEBOOK: The Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s office is to help with an investigation into Facebook’s controversial mood experiment.5. #TRIAL: A court in South Africa has heard that Oscar Pistorius is severely traumatised and a suicide risk.last_img

Australian Greek language teachers in Thessaloniki for training

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Australian Ambassador to Greece, Mrs Jenny Bloomfield farewelled 13 Australian teachers of Greek last week during an official function held at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. The teachers have been undertaking an intensive study program of Greek language and culture at the Aristotle University’s School of Modern Greek Language under the Australian Government’s Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships (ELTF) program. The ELTF program, part of the broader Endeavour Awards, provides opportunities for practising and trainee languages teachers to improve their language and cultural skills through an intensive in-country study program. For the first time since 2005, Greece has been included in the 2012 ELTF program. The visit to Greece comes as the Australian Government has identified Greek as a foreign language to be taught at Australian schools as part of Australia’s first national curriculum. “These visits demonstrate the Australian Government’s commitment to languages education in Australian schools and to the importance of young people learning a language” said Mrs Bloomfield. “Greek is one of Australia’s major community languages, spoken at home by some 250,000 Australians, and among the top ten languages studied at Australian schools – a reflection of the significant contributions the Greek community has made to the cultural and social development of Australia”. Greek was identified for inclusion in Australia’s first national curriculum as one of the most commonly spoken languages at home in Australia, also supported by community schools. This is an important development for the maintenance of the Greek language among the Greek Australian community in addition to community schools. In addition to their studies, while in Greece the teachers also visited the Museum of Royal Tombs of Vergina, the Museum of Greek History and Meteora.last_img read more

Tree lighting set to shine even brighter

first_imgMost events in the Vancouver Rotary Foundation Festival of Trees are free, but organizers suggest a donation of $5 per family for tree viewing.• Festival of Trees viewing (at Pearson Air Museum 1115 E. Fifth St.): noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 23; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25.• Downtown Holidazzle community tree lighting events (at Esther Short Park, 301 W. Eighth St.): 3 p.m. Nov. 23, Vancouver Farmers Market vendors open; 3-7 p.m., train rides available around the park; 5:30 p.m., Combined Vancouver High School Choirs performance; 6 p.m., Community Tree Lighting with Santa.• Concerts (at Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St.): 3 p.m. Nov. 23, Woodwinds Anonymous; 4 p.m., Vancouver Community Concert Band; 6:20 p.m., Vancouver Pops.• Hot Buttered Run and Kids Kandy Kane Race (start and finish at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St.): 8 a.m. Nov. 25, registration; 8:30 a.m., kids zone and gear check-in; 9:40 a.m., 12k run starts; 10 a.m., 5k walk/run starts; 11:45 a.m., kids races start; noon ,awards ceremony. Admission: $40 on race day for 12K and 5K, $10 for Kids Kandy Kane Races. On the Web: Hot Buttered Run.• Gala dinner and tree auction (at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St.): 5:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1. Cost: $95 per person. Reservations required. Call 360-750-0409.last_img read more

Feds contend state Hanford request too expensive

first_imgRICHLAND — Cleanup deadlines sought by the state of Washington for the nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site would require an extra $18 billion over the next 14 years and should be rejected as too expensive, the federal government said in a court filing.The U.S. Department of Justice said getting that much money for the project at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation would jeopardize other nuclear cleanup projects across the nation.The Justice Department and the state of Washington filed documents on Friday in U.S. District Court in the state’s lawsuit seeking a swifter cleanup of Hanford, The Tri-City Herald reported Sunday.The state criticized federal management of Hanford and urged the court to require tight oversight of Hanford’s leak-prone underground waste tanks and construction of a $13 billion vitrification plant — the largest capital construction project in the country — to treat the waste for eventual burial.For decades, Hanford made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and the radioactive waste stems from that work.Friday was the deadline for both parties to respond to competing proposals for new deadlines after the U.S. Department of Energy said most of the remaining timelines in a consent decree were at serious risk of being missed.last_img read more

Get to Know Shay Clevenger

first_imgStory Links Get to know freshman defender Shay Clevenger.Favorite Sports Team: Baltimore RavensFavorite Athlete: Justin TuckerBest compliment: On some notes to songs, I don’t sound terrible, only badPerfect Pizza: Plain CheeseFavorite singer: Thomas RhettFavorite Movie: Mama MiaBest Subject: PsychWorst Subject: MathFavorite Food: Grilled cheeseFavorite TV show: Grey’s AnatomySuper Power: InvisibilityFavorite Cartoon Character: Patrick the StarMost influential Person in your Life: Mom and DadWhat do you like to do outside of lacrosse: Going to the beachOne thing most people don’t know about me: My real name is SheilaBiggest Celebrity Crush: Patrick DempseyFunniest Player on the Team: Sarah BlalockBest Dancer on the Team: Sarah and Caroline BlalockBest Singer: KirstenPregame Routine: I do not have a pregame routineBest Part of Your Game: Lacrosse IQFavorite Thing About Uofl: How friendly and supportive everyone is, like the community and the other student athletes.Why I Chose UofL: All your coaches want the absolute best for you in the classroom and on the field.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Speed Up Your Site With AJAX

first_imgMarch 1, 2007 This story appears in the March 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Melissa Campanelli is a marketing and technology writer in New York City. 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img Want to increase the interactivity, speed and usability of your web pages? AJAX could be the answer. Short for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, AJAX is a web development technique for creating interactive web applications. In general, it makes web pages feel more responsive by exchanging small amounts of data with a server behind the scenes so an entire web page does not have to be reloaded each time the user makes a change.The benefits are obvious to Fairytale Brownies in Chandler, Arizona, which recently implemented AJAX to speed up the checkout process on its site. Founded in 1992 by childhood friends Eileen Joy Spitalny and David Kravetz, both 40, Fairytale Brownies is the nation’s leading purveyor of mail-order gourmet brownies, with 2007 sales projections of $8.9 million. When the company recently redesigned its website to make its brownies look more appealing, it used AJAX to speed up the gift list checkout section.”This gift list shows our customers who received gifts from them before,” explains Spitalny. “It’s a very popular feature, but we wanted to make it as quick and easy to use as possible.”Before AJAX, any change to addresses, ship dates, quantities or gift messages meant waiting for entire web pages to reload. But AJAX loads pages only once; changes need only small data updates. This translates into a smoother process that benefits not only customers, but also employees, who spend less time on the phone with customers.Fairytale employed an outside consultant to implement AJAX. Spitalny suggests finding a programmer who is familiar with JavaScripting and XML. She also suggests a visit to http://ajax.asp.net, a Microsoft site that provides free tutorials and starter kits to help programmers understand the technology.Before implementing an AJAX redesign, consider the following tips from David Fry, founder, president and CEO of Fry Inc., an e-commerce design, development and managed services provider in Ann Arbor, Michigan.1. Perform a usability test. Determine your goal in using AJAX and then select a small audience to try it on. If they like it, expand its use.2. Make sure AJAX doesn’t affect your search rankings. AJAX can distort search rankings because web crawlers have to parse the information differently. To get around it, you’ll have to work with someone experienced with the issue.3. AJAX performs differently with different browsers. Internet Explorer 7 is AJAX-friendly, but if you code your site to be compatible with IE7, it might not be compatible with IE6. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

The NFL Draft red carpet in Nashville didnt disap

first_imgThe NFL Draft red carpet in Nashville didn’t disappoint.It’s a place where draft status and talent doesn’t matter. But Kyler Murray, a potential No. 1 pick, dressed to his draft stock.The Oklahoma Sooners quarterback rocked a light-pink, pinstriped suit to the NFL Draft. He rounded out the look with a matching vest, striped tie and all-white Nike sneakers.He wasn’t the only prospect who brought the heat. Michigan linebacker Devin Bush wore a black-and-white … well, who knows what you call it. Arizona Cardinals2019 Draft BoardRoundPick #PlayerPos.11Kyler MurrayQB21Byron MurphyCB230Andy IsabellaWR31Zach AllenDE41Hakeem ButlerWR51Deionte ThompsonS61KeeSean JohnsonWR66Lamont GaillardC734*Joshua MilesT735*Michael DogbeDE740*Caleb WilsonTE* = Compensatory Selection© STATS – 2019 His shirt sort of looked like a sling, but it was different, and different is always fun. It went well with the power sunglasses and headphone combo.Related LinksBlake Shelton kisses rather than strangles Cardinals GM Steve KeimCardinals fans stop by 98.7 FM’s setup in Nashville for NFL DraftAmong the other notable fashion statements were Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown’s accessorizing. Check his chain, his ring and his belt buckle and you’ll agree.Another Sooner, Cody Ford, can take home the award for best beard and best jacket, the latter of which was a velvety red.Were there any losers?The Threads Blog is going to ding Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams for his gray on gray on gray suit-pants-button-up combination. That’s way too much gray. – / 52 Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Michigan linebacker Devin Bush walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_img This combination photo shows Vinny Guadagnino from the television show “Jersey Shore”, in 2010, left, and in 2018. The cast of the popular MTV series is back in “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation,” premiering Thursday, April 5 at 8p.m. on MTV. (AP Photo) MTV reboots ‘Jersey Shore’ with most of the original cast by The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2018 11:15 am PDT Last Updated Apr 5, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – It’s time for a whole new cycle of gym, tanning and laundry — the crew from “Jersey Shore” is rebooting Thursday.“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” will feature original cast members Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. (But Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola won’t be there.) The original series, which ran on MTV from 2009 to 2012, followed the adventures of the group of 20-somethings as they spent summers in the beach town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.It was all about big hair, booze, fights in clubs, fake tans, fist pumps and high drama. One of the best-known slogans from the show was GTL — of the ritual of gym, tanning and laundry.last_img read more

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