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TORONTO-The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) hosted a successful Career Fair at its annual CIM Conference and Exhibition 90 held here. The Career Fair was free and open to anyone considering a career, or wanting to learn more about career paths in the mining and minerals sector.
Labrador City, NL, Sept-ÃŽles, QC, and Montreal - The Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) has been selected as the recipient of the CIM/Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development for its $110 million Tailings Management Project, also known as "From Tailings to Biodiversity". Introduced in 2007, this award promotes the Canadian minerals industry as an active seeker of sustainable solutions that engage and affect the Canadian public.
St. Paul, MN - Lawson Software announced last week that Norway-based K.Lund Offshore has licensed the Lawson M3 Equipment Service Management and Rental Suite, with specific preconfiguration for the oilfield services industry. In addition, K.Lund Offshore licensed Lawson Smart Office, Sales and Marketing Automation, and Service and Rental Planning Boards. The solution will be deployed on an IBM System i platform and will be implemented at K.Lund Offshore’s facilities in Norway and Brazil. The contract was signed during Lawson’s fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, which ends May 31, 2009.
Metso has made a significant donation of equipment and services to the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) in Tarkwa, Ghana. This is expected to benefit the current as well as future students of the Mineral Engineering department. The equipment, which is valued at US$50,000, was officially presented to the university on May 7th and will be installed in the laboratory of the Mineral Engineering department.  
Austin, TX - Emerson's Smart Wireless technology is being used to help monitor an expansive natural gas pipeline transmission system as part of an upgrade to Bord Gáis' Above Ground Installations in Ireland. New Rosemount wireless devices have replaced aging hard wired devices as part of a trial to decide the future specification of such sites going forward and for other sites that are due upgrades.
Winnipeg, MB - Donald Benson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nordic Oil and Gas Ltd. recently announced the hiring of Tae-Ho Kim as Director, Corporate Development. Kim has joined Nordic as an independent contractor to provide certain corporate development related services, including potential financing opportunities, mergers and acquisitions, and other development related initiatives as identified by the company.
Mississauga, ON - Globalstar Inc., a provider of mobile 
satellite voice and data services to businesses, governments and 
individuals, recently announced that Simplex data integrator Axonn LLC
 has launched SMARTONE, the Satellite Managed Asset 
Ready Tracker. SMARTONE is Axonn's newest global asset tracking solution 
that uses the Globalstar Simplex data network and
 enables customers to track the location of their mobile assets almost 
anywhere.


Chantilly, VA - The Compressed Gas Association (CGA)
 recently announced the release of safety bulletin: CGA SB- 39, Potential
 Hazards of Quick Opening Cylinder Valves used with Firefighting Gases 
(EIGA SA-08).
Mississauga, ON - Fluke Networks, provider of innovative Network SuperVision Solutions for the testing, monitoring and analysis of enterprise and telecommunications networks, has launched a series of On-Demand and Live Webcasts offering expert advice and resources on the following topics to help Enterprises and Telecommunications Carriers optimize network performance:
Paris - The B3.3 engine from Cummins Inc. powered the Mecalac 12MTX Hybrid wheeled excavator to dual-award-winning success at the INTERMAT show in Paris, France in April. The machine won the Gold Award for Innovation as well as the Special Environmental Prize. The 68-hp (51 kW) rated 4-cylinder B3.3 engine drives an electrical generator and lithium-ion battery system to achieve 25 percent lower fuel consumption with reduced CO2 emissions and quieter operation.

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