22 October 2014. Disruptive Technology. Giving customers the ability to switch telcos without having to go through the hassle of changing SIMs will be a massive wake-up call to the mobile telcos.
22 October 2014. Savannah Cement, a Kenyan cement producer, is set to begin operations in Rwanda early next year, once it gets the approval from the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB).
22 October 2014. Jaguar Land Rover has opened its first plant in China's Jiangsu Province this week. The new facility will ultimately produce three JLR models in partnership with local firm Chery Automobile Company and it has a planned capacity of 130,000 vehicles in its first year.
22 Octoner 2014. Morocco has announced that its first solar energy plant will begin operating next year. The Nour 1 thermo-solar plant is the first of five that Morocco plans to build by the end of the decade, as it strives to become a world-class renewable energy producer.
VOICE OF AMERICA
22 October 2014. "Turkey will build a third nuclear power plant by 2018-2019, when we have sufficiently qualified people to build it as a national project," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Tuesday.
A South Korean court for the first time has ruled in favor of a plaintiff claiming a link between radiation from a nuclear power plant and cancer
22 October 2014. The Busan District Court ruled Friday in favor of a claim by Park Geum-sun, age 48, that her thyroid cancer was caused by radiation from six nuclear power plants located 7.7 kilometers from her house in Ichon-ri, Kijang County on the nation’s southeastern coast.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
21 October 2014. Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in an air crash in Moscow. His corporate jet collided with a snow plough and then was engulfed in flames. All four people on board were killed.
21 October 2014. A huge blast has rocked a chemical factory in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. The blast wave reportedly shattered windows in houses in a radius of several kilometers.
Local militia has said that the plant was targeted by a tactical Tochka-U missile (SS-21 Scarab) from government troops.A spokesperson for the Ukrainian military denied reports that the explosion was caused by one of its missiles, saying Kiev's forces had nothing to do with the incident.
The explosion occurred at a rubber processing factory used to create components for ammunition at the northwest of the city.
Blast rocks chemical plant in Donetsk, claims of tactical missile - RT.COM (with VIDEOS)
Explosion rocks rebel-held Ukrainian city - FOX NEWS
Exact location of the factory at Wikimapia: Ministry of Defense Chemical Factory
(Донецкий казенный завод химических изделий)
21 October 2014. The government has attempted to quell blackout fears this winter after a fire shut down half the capacity at a power station in Oxfordshire. The blaze tore through the gas-fired Didcot B plant on Sunday night. Its owner, RWE npower, had closed the site to stop the flames spreading.
At industryabout.com: Didcot B Gas Power Plant
21 October 2014. The Perry Nuclear Power Plant shut down on Oct. 20 after a momentary loss of power. At about 2 a.m., crews were working to switch the power supplies for the feedwater control system from its main source to an alternate source as part of routine maintenance, said FirstEnergy spokeswoman Jennifer Young.
21 October 2014. With the activation of the new kiln, operations have begun on the new production line at the Devnya Cement plant, Italcementi Group’s Bulgarian arm, located near the port of Varna in eastern Bulgaria.
At industryabout.com: Italcementi - Devnya Cement Plant
21 October 2014. Koornfontein coal mine in South Africa went on strike over the compensation offered for planned job cuts.
21 October 2014. JSE-listed junior platinum miner, Wesizwe Platinum, on Monday said a mine worker was fatally injured at its Bakubung Platinum Mine on Friday last week.
20 October 2014. SME, which closed its Pocatello plant in May 2013, has hired Buchanan to reopen its Pocatello plant and hire 140 workers.
IDAHO STATE JOURNAL
20 October 2014. Bataan Nuclear Power Plant was built in 1973 but never activated, is a white elephant and should serve as an expensive lesson to Filipinos.
At industryabout.com: Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (Shutdown)
Update: Fire at Didcot B Gas Power Station under control and 'no risk to the public' (Great Britain)
20 October 2014. The blaze at Didcot B station broke out just after 8pm and 60 firefighters have been fighting it.
At industryabout.com: Didcot B Gas Power Plant
20 October 2014. India has very large resources of gold, say several geological studies. One estimate (2005 study) puts the country’s primary gold resources at about 491 tonnes. But the country hardly finds a mention in the global list of large miners. It produces just three-four tonnes of gold annually.
18 October 2014. Roughly 10,800 tons of toxic material from the “Dos Señores” (Two Gentlemen) mine in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa leaked into the Chupaderos stream, which flows into the Baluarte River in the town of Concordia, local authorities reported Friday.
Warriors burn bridge, demand mining company behind Mount Polley toxic spill leave territory (Canada)
18 October 2014. An Indigenous resistance group under the name of Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors burned a bridge connected to a proposed British Columbia zinc and lead mine owned by the mining company now trying to clean up the Mount Polley environmental disaster.
18 October 2014. According to officials at Leitzen Concrete, this is the worst cement shortage in decades, and the only thing that can cure this shortfall headache is time.
18 October 2014. JinkoSolar Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., inked a contract with the government of Shicheng County in Jiangxi Province to construct a 200-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant. The estimated investment required for the project is pegged at around $261 million (roughly RMB1.6 billion).
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- LCRA officials dedicated its new 540 megawatt combined-cycle Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant (USA)
- Holcim New Zealand holds ground-breaking ceremony for new cement terminal in Timaru
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