Dr James White, Modular Mining Systems Co-Founder, Chairman Emeritus, and pioneer in fleet management, sadly passed away on January 8, 2017, in Tucson, Arizona.Dr White co-founded Modular Mining Systems in 1979, with the groundbreaking DISPATCH Fleet Management system, forever changing the way mines operate in real time. Under his guidance, Modular has grown from three employees to over 700, with offices in 10 countries and deployments at over 250 sites, worldwide. After a long and successful tenure at Modular, Dr White retired in June of last year. His innovative vision has been a key element in Modular’s success and a driving force that will continue to move the company forward.In 2012, Dr White received the Komatsu Presidential Award, recognising his vision, leadership, and intrinsic understanding of the needs of the mining industry. He was inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame in 2015.
ENDA KENNY broke into tears as he concluded a historic State apology to the victims of the Magdalene Laundries in the Dáil this evening.The apology came two weeks after an inter-departmental committee formally outlined a significant State involvement in the committal of over 10,000 women to the Laundries between the 1920s and 1990s.The full text of the address can be read here; the full audio can be heard here. Full story: Kenny “deeply regrets and apologises unreservedly” to Magdalene women in emotional speech