Secretary to the Ministry of Defence B M U D Basnayake and a delegation from the Ministry of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Affairs had talks today on the resettlement programmes of displaced persons in the North and the release of land held by the military.The army media unit said that Basnayake, who assumed duties after President Maithripala Sirisena was voted to power, undertook his first formal visit to the North during today, together with the tri-service Commanders. At the Security Force Headquarters, Major General Nandana Udawatte presented a briefing on the current situation in regard to release of lands in the High Security Zones to the rightful owners of the general public. In addition, Navy and Air Force Commanders in the Jaffna area gave separate briefings on their roles and tasks to the Secretary at the same occasion. Later in the evening, the Defence Secretary sat down with a delegation from the Ministry of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Affairs for a review on recent resettlement programmes of displaced persons in the North. (Colombo Gazette) The itinerary commenced with his arrival at the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) this morning where he was received by Major General Nandana Udawatte, Commander, SFHQ-J at the Palaly airport.
The forthcoming dedicated IPCC Conference from International Mining Events, 21-23 September in Belo Horizonte’s Ouro Minas Hotel, is seeing widespread interest from the industry, reflected in the fact that 16 out of a total of 24 speaker slots have now been filled, the confirmed papers solely from the leading OEMs, consultants and mining groups. The meeting, held just before the Exposibram show, is focussed on mine planners and decision makers and with IPCC set to be the key alternative to conventional truck and shovel mining going forward, it represents an unmissable opportunity to meet the people who design, build and successfully implement these systems.The focus is not only on the fully mobile systems – fixed, semi-mobile and fully mobile IPCC systems are being covered; as are designs for waste handling/spreading, and other alternatives to truck and shovel mining, including surface miners and bucketwheel mining technology. The following covers just a range of the presentations already confirmed, with a full program to appear in the July issue of International Mining as well as on the website in the coming weeks. In addition to these papers are others from mining groups, as well as other key OEMs such as Sandvik; and other consultants including AMEC and Snowden.Those interested in speaking at the event (though remaining slots are limited) are encouraged to contact the Conference Director, Paul Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or to register, to visit the dedicated page on this site at http://corporate.im-mining.com/imevents.asp. Note that the early bird registration rate is only available for another five weeks.Speakers confirmed include:What parameters are important in the production of IPCC equipment specifications? David Morrison: Global Manager – Integrated Mining Systems, SKMIPC with fully mobile crushing plants with regard to energy efficiency and CO2 reduction. Ulrich Mentges: Senior Manager Mine Planning & Sales – Mining, ThyssenKrupp FördertechnikApplying IPCC at your mine. John McCarthy: Project Manager – IPCC Systems, P&H Mining EquipmentRelocation of semi-mobile crushing systems. Walter Kueng: CEO, Tenova TakrafUses of mobile conveying systems in handling and placement of overburden. Ted Wagner: Global Product Manager – Mobile Conveying, FLSmidthCase studies of IPCC systems under various mining conditions. Frank Hubrich: Director of Engineering, Tenova TakrafNew approaches to traditional conveying and stacking systems for waste handling. Mike Bernard: Vice President & General Manager, Terra Nova TechnologiesKey success factors for the planning, operation and maintenance of IPCC systems – a view from an operator of continuous mining systems. Ruediger Durchholz: Managing Director Engineering, RWE Power InternationalConveyor belt shifting – work preparation and execution. Ruediger Durchholz: Managing Director Engineering, RWE Power InternationalKey themesMine planning, and truck-shovel versus IPCCDesign criteria for IPCCFully Mobile IPCCSemi Mobile IPCCConveyor systems for waste handlingReal mine case studiesRelocation of IPC and conveyor systemOther alternatives – surface miners, bucketwheel systems