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UN reaffirms commitment to supporting Afghanled transition to greater stability

Co-chaired by the UN and the Government, the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) oversees implementation of the Afghanistan Compact – a five-year development blueprint launched in January 2006 by the country and its international partners.Today’s session was the first to be held since the Kabul Conference of July, which set out the commitments for action that form part of what is known as the “Kabul process” that will see a transition to greater Afghan responsibility and ownership, in both security and civilian areas.“The Government has set forth an ambitious agenda,” said Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA). “We applaud the collaborative way in which ministries have worked together to identify the top priorities for their country’s future. We now have a concrete roadmap to deliver practical results. The international community is committed to supporting this Afghan-led process.”Detailed action plans have been put in place for the Government’s 22 National Priority Programmes, which will drive the delivery of stability and prosperity across the country. A major step forward has been the establishment of a reporting system to monitor progress and to demonstrate results to the Afghan people and the international community.International partners welcomed the steps taken by the Government since the Kabul Conference and commended the progress made to establish a framework to support the delivery of governance, security and development in Afghanistan. 15 November 2010The United Nations envoy mission in Afghanistan today reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the country in delivering governance, security and development, as the Government and its international partners met to discuss the progress made in recent months. read more

Latest Vulcan and Eureka global software release from Maptek

first_imgMining technology developer Maptek has delivered Vulcan version 10.1, together with Eureka version 4.0, to customers globally. Vulcan and Eureka are both accessed and operated through the Maptek Workbench, offering users the first instalment of a continuum of integrated technical software applications, data and workflows dedicated to mine planning, measurement and operations.Vulcan has led the field of geological modelling and mine planning for almost 40 years. Vulcan 10.1 features new functionality to streamline design and planning, optimise drill & blast and improve reporting and analysis. Maptek continues to develop Eureka as a dedicated exploration, drilling and geophysical analysis package for visualising and interrogating 3D spatial data associated with mining and exploration projects. The core functionality and drillhole tools in Eureka 4 are free to use for Vulcan customers on a timed trial until the end of June 2017.“Maptek solutions bring together the huge amount of technical and geological data around orebody evaluation, mine planning and design, mining process and performance measurement and monitoring. Delivering reliable information across the entire mining value chain allows planning and operational decisions to be made with confidence.”“A mining operation is a complex environment with many processes, equipment and plans needing to work together for objectives to be met,” said General Manager Peter Johnson. “Considering a single technical process or discipline in isolation is missing the point. Integrating our solutions through the Maptek Workbench enables us to develop a holistic mining technical ecosystem that will revolutionise the way mines are planned, operated and measured. Maptek has the advantage of domain knowledge, technical expertise and engineering resources to leverage development of integrated solutions across the spectrum of data that needs to be considered when planning and executing mining operations.”He adds: “This release marks one more step in our development plan to help operations better manage integrated technical data analysis across their mines. Disparate data is rapidly transformed into relevant knowledge which can be applied in a targeted manner for immediate impact on productivity. We’ve concentrated on automated workflows and optimised algorithms to keep the right information circulating within the mining cycle, and close the loop between planning, production and results. The Maptek Technology Roadmap outlines key steps in our technology development plan for the next 5 years. Customers can be confident that Maptek will embrace emerging technologies and platforms, and explore new ways to enhance the success of our customers’ business.”The release of Eureka as a Maptek Workbench application allows closer data sharing with Vulcan design and modelling applications. I-Site Studio and BlastLogic will join the suite of Maptek applications on the Workbench during 2017, with Evolution to follow. Users will, in future, be able to select the most appropriate tool from any Maptek solution on the Workbench. The result will be a single platform hosting all of the capability and tools that mining technical professionals need for carrying out mine planning, measurement and operations.last_img read more

PSG defeated in Velenje

← Previous Story Fortress Skopje still undefeated, HSV happy with 28:28 Next Story → EHF CL TOP 16: Kiel and Barca on the way to TOP 8 RK Gorenje Velenje beat PSG Handball 30:28 (16:13) in the first match of VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16.Gorenje : PSG 30:28 (16:13)Gorenje Velenje: B. Burić (10 saves), Taletović, N. Cehte, Medved 4, S. Burić, Skube 8 (2), Golčar 1, Šoštarič 9, Papež, Vrečar, Dobelšek, Gams 1, Nosan, Oštir, Dujmović 6, Bećiri 1PSG: Annonay (7 saves), Sierra (1 save), Melić 7 (2), Hallgrimsson, Csaszar, Diaw 2, Vori, Gojun, Gunnarsson 3 (2), Abalo, Hansen 3, Narcisse 3, Honrubia 1, Kopljar 5, M’Tima 2, Bojinović 2 (2).