00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 (Update)CHCH News has learned that on Tuesday, Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services will make an announcement that could change policing across the province.And its comes in the wake of the police shooting of 18-year old Sammy Yatim on a TTC streetcar.Elise Copps has the details.Stjepan and Anica Mesic will never know whether a taser could have saved their son’s life.“If they had that then when our son was killed, maybe he would be still alive today.”45-year old Steve Mesic was shot dead by Hamilton police on June 7th.Then late last month 18-year old Sammy Yatim was killed on a TTC streetcar by a Toronto police officer. Constable James Forcillo is now facing second degree murder charges.Both deaths sparked public outrage with people asking why deadly force was necessary.“He’d be alive today had they had a trained police man and an equipped police man with what he needed.”Critics say what he needed was a taser, and soon Ontario’s Public Safety Minister will recommend just that.Madeleine Meilleur will urge all police forces to provide every front line officer with a taser.“It’s a safety issue. It’s a safety issue for the public as well because it’s a less intrusive way of taking some people into custody. So we’re glad that the government appears to be making that move.”The former head of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, and current Chief of Halton Police, says that move is a long time coming.“This will be another in between weapon which will be short of an officer maybe having to use a firearm.”That alternative to a gun could mean the difference between life and death during a police confrontation. And though it may be too late for Steve Mesic, his family hopes it can keep from the same fate.“Since nobody could bring out son back, hopefully by this lives could be saved.”
With attendance now approaching 100 representing 11 different countries at the last count, the industry’s first ever dedicated IPCC conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil from 21-23 September continues to garner interest in the industry where it really matters. Nearly two thirds of the event delegates attending are mining groups, engineering houses and other non-OEMs, which will make for a unique networking opportunity for all concerned. Miners attending include coal, iron ore, gold, copper and bauxite majors – most of whom are sending delegations, not individuals. All of the OEMs with IPCC systems are also represented; allowing those mining groups with an interest in the technology to see what refinements to system designs have been made of late as well as where the latest deliveries are being made, and how successful already installed systems have been.Interested parties are advised to register as soon as possible, with the event now less than two months away. This can be done online at http://corporate.im-mining.com/imevents.asp. Some sponsorship opportunities as well as booth spaces also remain – for information on these, please contact the IPCC Conference Director and IM Editor, Paul Moore as soon as possible at email@example.com. Those able to stay in Belo Horizonte until the following week also have the advantage of being able to attend the Exposibram international mining exhibition from 26-29 September. The depth of IPCC information in the program is unequalled; the following lists the 23 presentations in place; with only one slot remaining:IPCC mine planning – the differences to truck: Doug Turnbull, Principal Mining Engineer, Sandvik Mining & ConstructionApplying IPCC at your mine: John McCarthy, Project Manager, IPCC Systems, P&H MiningComing to a mine plan near you – IPCC – are you ready?: Bob McCarthy, General Manager – Americas, SnowdenCase study of IPCC systems under various mining conditions: Christian Cavagnaro, CEO, Takraf South AmericaKey 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 InternationalImportant parameters in the production of IPCC equipment specifications: David Morrison, Global Manager – Integrated Mining Systems, SKMDevelopments in fully mobile rigs in the modern era: Andrew Dodman, Project Director – Americas, MMD GroupIn-pit crushing with high mobility units: Jorma Kempas, Business Manager, In-Pit Crushing Solutions, MetsoDifferent methods of IPCC applied in Samarco and comparative results: José Raimundo, Specialist Engineer, SamarcoFully mobile and semi-mobile IPCC equipment designs and alternatives: Stephen Kou, Director of Sales & GPM Crushing Stations, FLSmidthHow to get value out of a fully mobile IPCC system: David Morrison, Global Manager – Integrated Mining Systems, SKMIPC with fully mobile crushing plants in regard to energy efficiency & CO2 reduction: Ulrich Mentges, Senior Manager Mine Planning & Sales – Mining, ThyssenKruppRelocation of semi-mobile crushing systems: Martin Kreßner, Senior Mining Engineer, TakrafTransport solutions for huge mining equipment: Bernd Schwengsbier, President, TII Sales (Kamag, Scheuerle and Nicolas)New approaches to traditional conveying and stacking systems for waste handling: Grant Graber, Director of Project Development, Terra Nova TechnologiesConveyor belt shifting – work preparation and execution: Ruediger Durchholz, Managing Director, Engineering, RWE Power InternationalUses of mobile conveying systems in the handling and placement of overburden: Ted Wagner, Global Product Manager of Mobile Conveying, FLSmidthWaste crushing and conveying for the Caspiche gold / copper project: Phil Morriss, Consulting Mining Engineer, Exeter ResourceMobile mineral processing: Allen Smith, Business Development Manager, Mining, PowerscreenAntamina in-pit crushing, conveying and spreading project – breaking paradigms: Cristian Apeleo Toledo, WHP Project Manager, Business Planning and Development, Compañía Minera AntaminaAlternative waste mining systems for the Paragominas bauxite mine: Hildegundes Silva, Head of Mine Planning, Mineração Paragominas and David Tutton, Consultant Mining EngineerPrecision surface mining – a breakthrough technology in the mining industry: Jim Hutchins, Senior Applications Engineer, VermeerSurface miner applications: Hermann Volk, Product Support Manager, Wirtgen
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