Bus removed from Ottawa crash scene

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 As day two of the investigation into the deadly bus crash in Ottawa wraps up, we have more information about the six victims, ranging in age from 21 to 54.Mia Gordon has the details.The bus has since been moved from the scene and the Via Rail tracks with train service from Ottawa to Toronto should be re-opening Friday morning. But on this day, the city of Ottawa was remembering those who lost their lives in this tragic accident.The 6 passengers who lost their lives are being mourned throughout Ottawa Thursday. Two of the victims, 21 year old Connor Boyd and Kyle Nash, were both students at Carleton University. The University’s President Roseann O’reilly Runte released the statement saying: “In times of loss, our Carleton community rallies to support one and another, to provide comfort and aid. The loss of such young people, who were in the prime of their lives, will touch us in many ways.”The other victims include:54 year old Michael Bleakney — an engineer with Public Works and Government Services Canada. His family describes him as the best father and husband.53 year old Karen Kryzewski, a mother of two, who worked at library and archives Canada. She loved art and making gifts.35 year old Rob More,and 45 year old Dave Woodard, the driver of the bus and father of three.All of the victims lived in Ottawa and, as the investigation continues, the focus turns to Woodard, a 10-year veteran at OC Transpo. Woodard’s wife, Terry posted this statement on Facebook:“Today I lost my HUSBAND the love of my LIFE my best friend the father of my daughter and a great step DAD to the boys…I don’t know what to say…I want him back so much…MISS you BABY…be always in my prayers in my mind, but most of all in my heart….life is not the same without you here…”She says her husband was an amazing driver, and says something must have gone wrong to cause the accident. Now it’s up to investigators with the Transportation Safety Board to figure out why the bus crashed through a safety barrier and slammed into a Via Rail train Wednesday.Rob Johnston, TSB Lead Investigator commented: “Particularly for crossing accidents, we’re looking at the operation of the train, track infastructure, the maintenance of the crossing, operation of the automated warning devices, and of course the added complexity is the roadway vehicle that we have to evaluate as well.”Investigators have removed the black box event recorder and have recovered data recorders from the Ottawa city bus and train, but it could be months until there are any answers. read more

Graphex hopes for progress with Chilalo graphite in Tanzania

first_imgGraphex Mining Ltd has provided a submission to the Tanzanian Government with respect to the development of the Chilalo graphite project. In July 2017, the Tanzanian Government passed legislation that amended the legal and regulatory framework governing the resources industry and supporting regulations were published in January 2018 and July 2018.The Submission, which was requested by the Minister of Minerals, the Honourable Angellah Kairuki, is a comprehensive document that identified 10 key issues associated with the Amending Legislation and the Regulations that are central to the ability of resources companies operating in Tanzania to obtain the finance required for project development. It includes input from independent experts, comparison with the legislative position in other African countries and proposals to address the identified issues in a manner that allows for the development of new mines that delivers benefits to all stakeholders.Graphex expects to present the Submission to the Ministry of Minerals, other key Government departments and the Mining Commission in September.Graphex’s Managing Director, Phil Hoskins, commented “We were pleased to be asked by the Ministry to make the Submission, which we believe reflects the willingness of the Tanzanian Government to restore confidence in its resources industry. We believe that the proposals contained in the Submission strike a balance between the requirements of companies seeking to develop resources projects and the interests of the Tanzanian Government. We now look forward to meeting with senior Government officials to present the Submission and determine a way forward for development of our Chilalo project.”The Chilalo Graphite Project is located in southeast Tanzania, within the Mozambique belt, which is well known for hosting some of the world’s highest grade and coarse flake graphite deposits. Chilalo is host to a high-grade, coarse flake graphite deposit, where there is a Probable Ore Reserve (4.7 Mt @ 11.0% TGC) and a high-grade Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource (16.9 Mt @ 10.2% TGC).Since the initial discovery of Chilalo in 2014, Graphex has adopted a clear and differentiated strategy of understanding end markets and partnering with strategic investors to enable delivery of the Chilalo Project. Underpinned by the coarsest flake graphite in the world with exceptional expansion characteristics, the company has targeted the expandable graphite market, which among many applications, is ideally suited to the manufacture of flame retardant building materials, for which there is a sizeable market – in China alone, this is estimated to be 2 Mt/y.Test work carried out by Suzhou Design and Research Institute for Non-Metallic Minerals has confirmed that Chilalo graphite is the coarsest known flake graphite in the world. In general, coarser flake graphite attracts premium prices.Graphite companies produce products with different flake size distributions. Margins are therefore more relevant for peer comparison than cost curves. A comparison of the margins generated by ASX listed graphite companies are shown. The comparison is based on publicly released information and uses the same graphite prices used by Graphex that deliver a basket price of $1,914/t.Graphex completed a PFS in November 2015 and Suzhou, on behalf of CN Docking completed its own study in December 2016. These two studies are now in the process of being optimised and are expected to deliver material improvements from the results of the November 2015 PFS. Since completing the PFS in November 2015, there has been significant improvements in the flake size distribution, graphite prices and the size of the Chilalo Mineral Resource.last_img read more