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2008-07-29 12:01:02

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 29 July: The Vitse-Admiral Zakharyin minesweeper, a fundamentally new mine defence vessel, has joined the Novorossiysk naval base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. ITAR-TASS has learned at the Black Sea Fleet information and public relations service that "the Vitse-Admiral Zakharyin is a new concept of a mine defence ship, whose mine sweeping methods are absolutely different from those used until now". "This project has for...

2008-07-23 21:00:33

MOSCOW. July 23 (Interfax) - The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry is starting a mine-clearing campaign in Serbia. "In line with a Russian government directive, the Emergency Situations Ministry is sending a team of 60 to Serbia to provide it with assistance in mine clearing," the ministry told Interfax on Wednesday. Mine clearing experts are to leave for Serbia on Wednesday, July 23. "Russian specialists will clear the territory of the Nis airfield and areas surrounding it of mines...

2008-07-22 09:00:55

More than 6.5 million square meters land of Afghanistan cleaned up from explosive devices: officials KABUL, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The UN-backed de-mining agency Mine Action Program for Afghanistan (MAPA) has cleaned up more than 6.5 million square meters of land from explosive devices over the past six months in Afghanistan, director of the agency Haider Reza said Monday. "In the past six months from January to June 2008 MAPA has cleared 65,361,363 square meters land from explosive devices...

2008-07-21 15:00:48

More than 38,000 land mines have been cleared this year in Afghanistan, one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, a U.N. official said Monday. The explosive devices removed from the Afghan landscape in the past six months represent 10 percent of the total number cleared in the past 18 years, Haider Reza, program director of the U.N. Mine Action Center for Afghanistan, said in a news release. More than 4 million Afghans live in areas riddled with land mines, the senior U.N....

2008-07-17 12:00:57

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - Vaaldiam Resources Ltd. (TSX:VAA) is pleased to announce the following management appointments: Jonathan Hsuan, Vice President, Operations: A graduate of the Royal School of Mines in London, England, Mr. Hsuan holds 24 years of diamond mining experience, with the majority of his diamond industry experience arising from mine management of alluvial diamond mines in West and Central Africa. Jon started his career in the diamond industry as a...

2008-07-16 03:00:39

MELBOURNE, Fla., July 16, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Another of Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) line of airborne mine countermeasures products has successfully completed its first flight. The Airborne Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Minefield Detection System (ASTAMIDS) flew from the company's facility in Melbourne, Fla., aboard a modified U.S. Army UH-1H "Huey" helicopter. The flight occurred on April 30, validating the operability and integration of all the system components....

2008-07-15 15:00:40

Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO)(AMEX: TGB) advises that the Vancouver office is closed today as a result of a power failure that affected the Hunter Dickinson office in downtown Vancouver. The power failure occurred around 10 am on Monday and the Vancouver office has been without email or phone services since that time. Offices outside of Vancouver are open. Please see the posting on the website at www.hdgold.com for further information. Contacts: Taseko Mines Limited Brian Bergot...

2008-07-13 03:00:20

By Kate Wiltrout, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 13--NORFOLK -- Helicopter crews would search the Chesapeake Bay for simulated mines and fighter jet squadrons would reduce the number of explosives they drop off the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina under a revised training plan the Navy is considering. Both changes are part of the Navy's comprehensive review of its training tactics in the Virginia Capes area, which covers a swath of the Atlantic Ocean between Delaware and...

2008-07-07 09:00:47

Tajiki mine-clearing slow due to insufficient funds ALMATY, July 6 (Xinhua) -- An official from Tajikistan said Saturday the work of removing mines in the country is slow due to fund insufficiency, the Interfax news agency reported. Among the total mined area of 20 million square meters in Tajikistan, only 1.5 million sqm has been cleared, the report said. The mining center needs 5.5 million U.S. dollars to increase personnel and equipment this year, but only 2 million dollars have...

2008-07-06 09:00:17

By TONY DAVIS At meetings days apart, sides cite damage, others a chance for jobs It was a case of two gatherings, same location, same subject - but with different views on what the ultimate impact a copper mine would have on the region. Monday night, hundreds of opponents of the proposed 4,400-acre Rosemont copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains gathered for the third hearing in two months to make their case against the project. They said the mine would use too much water, create...


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