Wipro’s industry-leading digital mining framework enables seamless working of IT and OT systems, helping improve operational efficiency and maximize return on capital invested.
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Bengalla is a coal mining company in the Hunter Valley. The Entrepreneurs' Programme Supply Chain Improvement Project has assisted their suppliers to better understand the requirements of Bengalla and improve their capability in the supply chain to Bengalla.
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the minister for lands and natural resources, john peter amewu, says ghana needs to move away from dependence on royalties into managment of resources in order to gain maximum benefit for national development john peter amewu made the observation at the sideline of a workshop on value addition in ghana's mineral sector in accra.
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Due to globalization, M&A activity and the creation of "mega" mining companies, there's a growing need for sophisticated IT systems in the mining sector, says Jurgen Beier, Deloitte Canada's Consulting leader for the mining industry. Companies are investing in IT systems that will help them control costs, manage information, and oversee increasingly complex supply chains across their global operations. (http://www.deloitte.com/ca/mining-trends )
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Find out how well your logistics and supply chain operate in real time - from order entry all the way through cargo delivery. How efficient is your distribution network? What are the causes for delays that cost money and time? Where do systematic weaknesses in the order processing occur? Which suppliers can you really trust? Find the answer! If you want to find out more about Process Mining or Automated business process discovery (ABPD) visit http://www.celonis.com
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http://www.logility.com J. R. Simplot is one of the world’s leading agribusiness companies, with an integrated portfolio including phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching, food processing, food brands, and other enterprises related to agriculture. On top of their complex agribusiness supply chain challenges, the company was facing the rollout of a major new facility on an aggressive timeframe. The supply chain team realized the time had come to go beyond home-grown supply chain management tools and adopt a comprehensive technology solution for their end-to-end S&OP process. They chose Logility because of the strength Voyager would bring to their demand planning, supply planning, manufacturing planning, and inventory optimization solutions. According J. R. Simplot’s Senior Director of Optimization, Logility's level of engagement and powerful solutions are the basis for a great supply chain partnership and a great enabler for growth. For more videos please subscribe to our channel. Supply Chain Educational White Papers: http://bit.ly/1JTWMmj Supply Chain Analyst Reports: http://bit.ly/1PIWntl Supply Chain Webcasts On Demand: http://bit.ly/1P8E54w Supply Chain Podcasts: http://bit.ly/24xASV1 Complete Transcription Below: My guest is John Ball, Senior Director of Optimization with the JR Simplot Company. John, welcome. Thank you. It's good to be here. Tell us a little bit about JR Simplot. JR Simplot's a large, private agribusiness company. We have interests in plant nutrition. That's probably our predominant business. I'm in The Food Group in North America, which sells primarily food service-related items into the food service market. We also have a little bit of retail. Then there's Simplot Australia, which is actually more of a branded play in Australia. And we have a plant sciences team, and a land and livestock team as well. What would you describe as your main business challenges today? Well, speaking for The Food Group, our main business challenge is that we operate pretty much in a mature market. And when you operate in a mature market, there's only a limited amount of ways, I guess, to improve your profitability. One is certainly improving your mix, and then the other main way is obviously controlling costs and making sure you operate efficiently. Did you come to a point in your development where you felt it was time for a new solution, and if so what were the trigger of that? What caused you to come to that decision at that time? What drove that decision was probably a lot of things. One is we needed to invest in new tools because they were coming end-of-life and were virtually unsupportable. Another is that we had a strategy that we were trying to accomplish, and the tools that we had that were existing weren't sufficient for the job. Sounds like, though, you were pretty sophisticated up to that point. You weren't totally immersed in manual processes, were you? You had some degree of automation going on there, right? We did. We had plenty of automation. The problem is it was homegrown, and it was fairly inflexible in terms of what we could accomplish with it. So we felt that it was necessary to go out and get some more what I would call industry standard or less homegrown tools in order to be able to not just manage our existing business, but manage the business as it grew, and as we moved into other areas. So why did you pick Logility? Well, we picked Logility for a variety of reasons. The first and foremost reason is their people impressed us. We had visits from probably three or four different teams of Logility people during the course of our research into which companies we wanted to use, and we found that they spoke our language, we found that they understood supply chain and demand planning extremely well, and we felt that because they implemented the solutions themselves, they'd have a higher degree of ownership that, from our perspective, was important. We view them as a very, very reliable vendor that's really gone to the mat to do a good implementation for us, and we view the relationship as quite strong. John, thank you so much for sharing the story of JR Simplot with us today. Thanks for being with us. You're welcome. I've been speaking with John Ball of the JR Simplot Company. Thank you very much for watching.
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The SCM is the backbone of E- commerce. Supply Chain Management means coordinating, scheduling , controlling ,production, inventories and deliveries of products and services to customers. A supply chain is the connected network of individuals, organizations, resources, activities and technologies involved in the manufacture and sale of a product or service. A supply chain starts with the delivery of raw material from a supplier to a manufacturer, and ends with the delivery of the finished product or service to the end consumer. SCM oversees each touch point of a company's product or service, from initial creation to final sale. With so many places along the supply chain that can add value through efficiencies or lose value through increased expenses, proper SCM can increase revenues, decrease costs and impact a company's bottom line. Supply chain management (SCM) is the active streamlining of a business' supply-side activities to maximize customer value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. SCM represents an effort by suppliers to develop and implement supply chains that are as efficient and economical as possible. Supply chains cover everything from production to product development. Series of activities involved in the production or processing of a product or of a service Set of activities involved before the creation or production of a product or the kind of services to be rendered by the business firm to the public at large, or the specific market it wants to serve. According to Chase, Jacobs and Aquilano, et al it is how organizations (suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers) are linked together. Evolving supply process. Total system approach to managing the entire flow of information, materials, and services from raw-material suppliers through factories and warehouses to the end customer. (Chase, Jacobs, and Aquilano) Strategic management of distribution channels and processes that support the entire business process. Subscribe the Channel : Computer Science Academy By Dinesh Sir.
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In case, if you would like to discuss about supply chain training and certifications (CSCP/CLTD/CPIM) and its impact on your career progression, please feel free to fix up a meeting with me using the below link: https://app.hubspot.com/meetings/venkadeshn This video is about Warehouse Design - Open Model. Fhyzics, an International Channel Partner (ICP) of APICS, USA offers supply chain training towards CSCP, CLTD and CPIM certifications. For more details, please visit http://www.iiscm.org or speak to us at +91-900-306-9000. Keywords: supply chain management, CPIM, inventory management, logistics management, warehouse management, inventory management techniques, CSCP, apics CSCP.
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Mining, Metals, and Minerals The need for a highly effective mine is ever more present today, especially given the volatile and changing market conditions. To be successful, mining operators must have a global plan to achieve the best results across the entire business value chain. They must ensure operations are managed in a safe and secure environment, maximizing operation efficiency and increasing value by unifying and optimizing the supply chain, while cultivating and maintaining a standard of being a socially responsible organization.
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Jamie Brown, CEO of Francis Brown Ltd on Teesside, one of Sirius' local suppliers, talks about what the project means for his company and the region. Francis Brown Ltd won a significant contract from DMC Mining Services to manufacture steel formwork for lining the mineshafts.
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Tech companies are trying to clean up the way they source cobalt, a key ingredient in batteries for smartphones, laptops and electric cars. The mineral is often dug by hand under hazardous conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Alexandra Wexler/The Wall Street Journal Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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Ausenco is the world-leader in simulating and providing business intelligence on bulk materials handling systems. http://ausenco.com/simulation
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Africa's copperbelt contains two-thirds of the entire world's cobalt, a mineral required for the production of cell phones, laptops, and most importantly, electric automobiles. Produced with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Subscribe to Fortune - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FortuneMagazineVideo FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism with a worldwide circulation of more than 1 million and a readership of nearly 5 million, with major franchises including the FORTUNE 500 and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. FORTUNE Live Media extends the brand's mission into live settings, hosting a wide range of annual conferences, including the FORTUNE Global Forum. Website: http://fortune.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FortuneMagazine Twitter: https://twitter.com/FortuneMagazine Fortune Magazine is published by Time Inc.
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Mining Hardware Supply Chain Seeks Alternative Revenue Streams Amid Declining Demand With demand for cryptocurrency mining hardware having sharply declined following the onslaught of 2018’s bear market, reports are indicating the companies operating in the supply chain behind mining hardware are increasingly seeking alternative revenue streams to offset falling demand from the minin... ► SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE VIDEOS: https://goo.gl/NYaHq2 ► Bitcoin News -Alt Coin news - coin telegraph - coindesk - coin market cap https://goo.gl/45UVFu ★★★ Thanks for watching! Please leave a like if you enjoyed and tell me what you think in the comments! Thanks ★★★
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This interview with Fauzia Khan walks us through the why and how of establishing a company-wide process mining practice in Nokia. Fauzia shares with us how leveraging the features of QPR ProcessAnalyzer helped them to solve process inefficiencies and deliver business benefits. Not only did they successfully harmonized two legacy processes following merger and acquisition, they also gained transparency into the complexities of their processes for continuous process improvements. To learn more about Nokia's process mining journey, watch Fauzia's presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJOYOR2iGUk
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Consistent development of new technologies has led to a global growth in the demand for Lithium and battery minerals. From the world largest lithium mine in Western Australia, Ted Surette, KPMG's Industry Leader, Energy & Natural Resources, explores the production process of Lithium spodumene and Australia's role in the global lithium supply chain.
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Pop culture and recent events have given everyone around the world a basic understanding of what "blood diamonds" are. But how about "conflict minerals"? Simply put, these are minerals that are used every day in a wide variety of products. The operations mining, processing and shipping these minerals funnel money into oppressive regimes all over the world that are engaged in military conflict, slavery, genocide and other human rights abuses. For more information about conflict minerals, visit: https://www.sourceintelligence.com/what-are-conflict-minerals/
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Mining plays a positive role in virtually every aspect of the American experience. If you have turned on a light, driven on a road, made a phone call or used a computer, then mining—and the products it makes available across our supply chain—is an important part of your life. Many people don’t realize; however, just how central mining is to their daily routines. Be sure to check out our first video in a series featuring CEOs from across the industry. This month, they highlight the ways that mining companies are involved in and giving back to the communities in which they live and work.
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Volkswagen to Track Minerals Supply Chains Using IBM Blockchain Volkswagen Group has announced it will use blockchain tech to track its mineral supply chains. The German automaker said Thursday that, in order to “responsibly source” minerals such as cobalt (used in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles), it has joined an open industry collaboration, which also includes Ford as a member. Currently, miners and consumer brands rely on third-party audits and “laborious” manual processes to comply with widely accepted industry standards for sourcing their minerals, VW said. Using blockchain technology to track supply chains will help the firm meet responsible sourcing standards set out by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) by providing a permanent record of mineral movements to aid the compliance process. For the effort, VW will use a new permissioned platform, developed by the group on IBM Blockchain – which is built using Hyperledger Fabric – to enable the tracking of minerals across the global supply chain. The collaboration, formed earlier this year, also includes as members cobalt mining company Huayou, LG Chem (a unit of South Korean conglomerate LG Corp.) and raw materials supply chain auditing firm RCS Global. VW said in its announcement: “Participants in the network, validated by RCS Global Group for compliance with responsible sourcing standards, can contribute and access immutable data in a secure and permissioned way to trace and record the flow of minerals across the supply chain in near real-time.” The automaker further said that the group aims to expand membership to include other industries, including aerospace, consumer electronics and mining operations. Volkswagen image via Shutterstock More info at http://ohiobitcoin.com/volkswagen-to-track-minerals-supply-chains-using-ibm-blockchain/
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Bill Sidwell from Valley Longwall International (VLI) talks to Michael Morrow of QMI Solutions on VLI's approach to manufacturing in Australia and their supply chain. Innovate Showcase 2012 had over 400 square metres of space in Sydney's Olympic Park Showground within the Austech exhibition. Austech is the best manufacturing technology forum for exhibitors to display their latest products and services and demonstrate how these technologies can deliver productivity benefits to manufacturing. The Innovate Showcase is designed to bring together industry professionals in a relaxed environment to, expose and connect businesses to opportunities in a number of key industry sectors and offer a chance to explore possible business opportunities through supply chain service solutions. The Innovate Showcase is an AMTIL (Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited) initiative that has been sponsored by leading organisations Interlease providing finance solutions to manufacturers, Deloitte one of Australia's highest performing professional service providers and QMI Solutions specialist service providers to manufacturing in Queensland. For more information got to www.amtil.com.au
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Lucara Diamond Corp. (TSX: LUC) is a new diamond producer. Its key asset is the Karowe Mine in Botswana. The 100 per cent owned Karowe Mine is a newly constructed state-of-the-art mine, which was fully commissioned in Q2 2012. The Karowe Mine is a large-scale asset with tonnage and throughput upside and production has consistently included large, Type IIA stones. Lucara is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies and is listed on the TSX Exchange, Nasdaq Stockholm, and the Botswana Stock Exchange under the symbol “LUC”. Learn more about Lucara Diamond on their website: https://www.lucaradiamond.com/ If you want to learn more about the Market One Minute and how your company can reach millions of investors on BNN, please visit the Market One Minute section of our website here: http://bit.ly/2pBFSqP Missed an episode of a Market One Minute segment? Here's a playlist to catch up on any you've missed: http://bit.ly/2D4PMqX » Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2CYmf2y Engage with Market One » Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketonemediagroup/ » Tweet to us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarketOneMedia » Connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-one-media-group-inc-/?originalSubdomain=ca » Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketonemediagroup/
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ConsenSys And Open Mineral To Develop Blockchain For The Mineral Mining Industry ConsenSys And Open Mineral To Develop Blockchain For The Mineral Mining Industry Nathan Graham July 10, 2018 8:59 PMJuly 10, 2018 8:59 PMWith Minerac, the collaborators hope to increase the efficiency of mineral supply chain operations while boosting profits. According to a July 9 announcement, blockchain software company ConsenSys and the cloud-based metal concentrates exchange Open Mineral have collaborated to develop a blockchain conglomerate intended to improve mineral commodities trading and supply chain management. The blockchain platform they are developing is called ... SUBSCRIBE To Our Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPMjaOmdSqkcKmrntN5TF4Q Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/World-Breaking-News-1801911953358902/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/trinhhuuminhly Google+ : https://plus.google.com/u/0/101746655803030079868 Pinterest : https://www.pinterest.com/adanjanuzai/ Wedsite : http://www.bbc.com/news Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/world_breaking_news_tv/ Source : http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/2/945892719?-: Thanks For Watching Video. Please SUBSCRIBE
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Johannesburg remains a hub of mining engineering excellence and one of the major global focal points for mining services and manufacturing. In recent years, with the explosion of mining activity across the rest of Africa, it has become the go-to centre for procurement, supply chain and other logistics functions by international mining companies, seeking supplies and services for their operations in other countries. Angelo Coppola reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Solidaridad engages with partners worldwide at each level of the supply chain to create a socially responsible, ecologically sound gold sector. We support mine workers on good practices, use tools such as certification and work with buyers, policymakers and financial institutions to increase incentives for good practices across the value chain. In this video, we share a look at our work in Ghana, from mine to market. Learn more at: https://www.solidaridadnetwork.org/supply-chains/gold
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Hello colleagues! This is the mining tycoon, an idle business clicker game whose focus is to extract, move, and store operations. First, we must upgrade the mining operation, so the miners can extract more from it. The ideal is to upgrade them to form a waiting queue to be lifted to the stock. Then we started upgrading the elevator to carry more on each trip. This will gradually increase the volume transported and sold. Always keep in mind that it is better to queue to transport what has been mined than to have huge spaces for storing large volumes and mining can never fill stocks! It would take much longer than investing in mining and letting stocks pile up. This means that the main focus of this game is how we manage investments in the extraction, handling, storage and sale operations. According to BALLOU (2015), DIAS (2016), DRUCKER (1991) and MAXUEL et al. (2006), the development of strategic organizational decision-making structures should consider productive capacities at the tactical and operational levels that occur when centralized communications of the company direct, dynamic, integrated and synchronized between departments. This contributes to the development of integrated management of computerized systems is the administrative, tactical and operational control of resources, means and logistical capabilities, allowing the formulation of preventive plans for future intra-organizational logistical bottlenecks. Bringing this context to the game, we realize that it responds to all the decisions we make. For example: if we focus on updating only the extraction, the mining sector will increase the volume of Minerals that will wait for the transfer of the lift to the stocks. This will form the queue because the volume will be larger than the elevator. This is defined in logistics as a bottleneck of overproduction. If we invest in handling and storage, the maximum capacity is transportation and inventory increase, but we run the risk of having bottlenecks due to insufficient production and, in this case, two bottlenecks in the lift and shipment, these sectors will be making empty trips while mining produces little. To compensate for the shortage, we are again investing in upgrading mining to rebalance the miner's production system, but we will see that the overproduction cycle will occur again at the beginning. For these logical reasons, we can see that in a few minutes this game helps us visualize the operational, tactical and strategic results of the investments made in the production, extraction, handling, storage and sale of raw materials, and the mining company is part of the first chain where it is responsible for supplying materials that will be processed into the goods of production or consumption by the other logistics operators in the next links of supply chains. This allows us to form the database to train cycles of mathematical equations linked to logistics science, while managing logistical bottlenecks due to excess or lack of production, assuming that these elements constitute the management of productive crises in real time. This audio was made through narrator voice app and the description by Isaac Mello. Thanks for the attention and good studies to you. See you in the next lessions. Bibliographic references BALLOU, R. H. Business logistics: transport, materials management and physical distribution. 1.ed. 11. tir. São Paulo: Atlas, 1993. CHIAVENATO, I. Administration in the new times. 6. ed. 7. tir. Rio de Janeiro: Campus, 2000. DIAS, Marco Aurélio P. Materials Management: A Logistic Approach. São Paulo, Atlas, 6th Ed. 2015. DRUCKER, Peter Ferdinand. Managing for the Future: The 90s and the Turn of the Century. 2. ed. São Paulo: Pioneira, 1992. LIMA, Frederico O. The digital society: impact of technology on society, culture, education and organizations. Rio de Janeiro: Qualitymark, 2000. 172 p. NOVAES, A. G. Logistics and management of the distribution chain: strategy, operation and evaluation. Rio de Janeiro: Campus, 2001.
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The Entrepreneurs’ Programme has assisted a number of companies in Tasmania to improve their supply chain capability. https://www.business.gov.au/ep
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Watch Anglo American in South Africa's various heads of supply chain talk about what they have taken out of this year's Mining Indaba You can find out more about Anglo American here: http://www.angloamerican.com http://www.facebook.com/angloamerican http://www.twitter.com/angloamerican http://www.flickr.com/photos/angloamerican http://www.slideshare.com/angloamerican http://www.linkedin.com/company/anglo-american
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Conflict minerals are the source of one of Congo's deadliest conflicts. In November 2009, Enough Project consultant Sasha Lezhnev traveled to Congo to investigate the conflict minerals supply chain, beginning at the mouth of the mine. This is his story.
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Noted field geologist Brent Cook digs deep and pulls out some nuggets in this compelling interview with anchor Bridgitte Anderson. He backs up his opinion that 95% of junior miners don't amount to anything, but does say junior mining companies are an essential component of the global supply chain. He also says, in a moment of pure candor, that it's almost "impossible" for an investor to properly value a junior mining company. Interview shot at Cambridge House International's Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2012 (http://cambridgehouse.com/).
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7 things in crypto today! ➤ Bitcoin is back up to $6,450 as excitement around bakkt continues to build ➤ Ethereum start-up incubator ConsenSys has purchased an asteroid mining company - Ether going to the moon? ➤ Icon reveals 3 products in collaboration with the Seoul government - Digital ID, voting and the S-coin ➤ Blockchain phones are totally a thing - we explore 3 phones leading the way from HTC, PundiX and Sirin Labs ➤ We take a trip around the world to find out where bitcoin is legal - or not - with https://www.finder.com.au/global-cryptocurrency-regulations ➤ Eric Piscini from Citizens Reserve joins us to talk blockchain-supply chains and why they might be the best application of blockchain to date Subscribe to Crypto Finder on YouTube 🔺 http://bit.ly/2I0ma0i FOLLOW CRYPTO FINDER ▶️ Twitter - https://twitter.com/cryptofindertv 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cryptofindertv ▶️ Telegram - http://t.me/cryptofindertv Watch #TheDailyExchange live every day on Crypto Finder TV Find all the latest cryptocurrency news, analysis and how to's here: https://www.finder.com/cryptocurrency Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade. Cryptocurrencies are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. Finder, or the presenter(s), may have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.
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Gold is valuable but jade is priceless, so goes a Chinese saying. For centuries, the Chinese consider jade an imperial stone with mystical properties. Today it is coveted all over China as a status symbol, a collectible and an investment. Demand from increasingly wealthy Chinese drives the value of jade through the roof. At this year's Shanghai World Jewellery Expo, auctioneers put the opening bid for top grade jade items at more than $160 a gram, exceeding four times the price of gold. Intricately designed pieces, made from top grade jade known as jadeite, are viewed as attractive investments despite the lack of scientific valuation methods. In recent years, jadeite has provided better returns than real estate. But the imperial stone delivers a death sentence to treasure hunters in Myanmar, where China's jadeite comes from. Most of Myanmar's raw jade enters a murky black market. Its official revenue from jade exports over from 2011 to 2014 was $1.3bn. But Harvard University's Ash Center estimates total jade sales - including through unofficial channels - were $8bn in 2011 alone, suggesting most of the revenue does not go into government coffers. The Myanmar government will not speak to us on camera. But our investigations reveal a corrupt senior government official who works with businessmen in the illegal trade of raw jade, including helping to falsify tax documents. In northern Kachin state, we follow jade smugglers to the remote Hpakant mining town, the source of the world's best jade. The men are part of the government's border guard force. The officer in charge tells us how he pays off army and police commanders along the smuggling trail to China. Hpakant is out of bounds to foreigners and no foreign journalists have been known to make it there for years. Large mining companies suspended operations here in 2012 after the Kachin Independence Army and the Myanmar government went to war the preceding year, ending a 17-year ceasefire. With peace talks stalling, most companies have yet to resume excavation. Despite the tension, tens of thousands of small time jade pickers have flooded Hpakant to sift through mine tailings, risking life and limb to toil in harsh conditions, hoping to strike jackpot. Some work alone, others in groups supported by businessmen. Their findings often go straight into the black market, forming the unregulated bedrock of the industry today. A dark force fuels their labour. Jade picker Aik San estimates 75 percent of the miners have become drug addicts. They get their daily dose of heroin or yama - a type of methamphetamine - from drug dens around town. It numbs them from their backbreaking labour and helps them work longer hours in the harsh weather. With hidden cameras, we obtain shocking footage from the drug dens, revealing the scale of drug abuse that infests the underbelly of the jade trade. We also find a drug rehabilitation centre in Kachin state with more than 50 recovering addicts from the mining town. One of them, Aung Kyaw Moe, painfully shares how his employer paid him and fellow workers with heroin to get them hooked so they would work harder for their next dose. As the hammer goes down in major Chinese cities for more glitzy jade items auctioned off at record levels, wealthy collectors celebrate yet another treasure possessed. It offers stark contrast to the wretched lives of mine pickers at the bottom of the supply chain, in a land far away. 101 East investigates the jade smuggling trail and uncovers the human cost of the imperial stone. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
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Valuable resource. Environmental scourge. Phosphorus gold mine. Chicken manure is all these things at once. Read more: https://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i16/stuff-chicken-manure.htmlhttps://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i26/Forging-Better-Supply-Chain-Minerals.html?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CEN&utm_content=ChickenPoo ↓↓More info and references below↓↓ There are thousands of chicken houses sandwiched between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean producing tons upon tons of chicken manure. In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, we see how farmers and researchers are coming together to mitigate manure’s environmental risk and to maximize its value. Scroll down for more references and resources. How to get the good stuff out of chicken manure | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i16/stuff-chicken-manure.html?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CEN&utm_content=ChickenPoo Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration | The White House https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/realitycheck/the_press_office/Executive-Order-Chesapeake-Bay-Protection-and-Restoration Reducing Phosphorus Pollution in Maryland | Chesapeake Bay Foundation http://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/locations/maryland/issues/phosphorus-management-tool.html North Carolina’s big pig waste problem | Salon https://www.salon.com/2017/10/02/north-carolinas-big-pig-waste-problem/ What to Do About Pig Poop? | National Geographic https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141028-hog-farms-waste-pollution-methane-north-carolina-environment/ The Agricultural Phosphorus Initiative | Maryland Department of Agriculture http://mda.maryland.gov/pages/pmt.aspx Device mines precious phosphorus from sewage | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/01/Device-Mines-Precious-Phosphorus-Sewage.html?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CEN&utm_content=ChickenPoo Forging a better supply chain for minerals | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i26/Forging-Better-Supply-Chain-Minerals.html?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CEN&utm_content=ChickenPoo Speaking of Chemistry is a production of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. Contact us at [email protected]!
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As the world’s factory, China’s international supply footprint for extractive raw materials is expansive and growing, from timber to minerals, such as copper, and cobalt. However, China’s domestic policies don’t adequately regulate Chinese outbound investments and Chinese industry has few incentives to green their supply chains or monitor the social impacts. In countries such as Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, illegal and environmentally unsustainable logging practices have been driven by the overwhelming demand for timber from China and other countries. Please join us for a discussion of on-the-ground investigations by NGOs and lawyers into the environmental and social damage from Chinese and other foreign extractive industries. Drawing on a new report by Global Witness, Lela Stanley will talk about the illegal logging in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, two countries that supply about 50% of China’s tropical log imports. Jim Wormington will relate findings from extensive research and interviews in Guinea, the biggest supplier of bauxite to China’s aluminum industry. Jingjing Zhang, a longtime Chinese environmental lawyer, will share a collection of stories on her work investigating the environmental and human rights violations in Africa and Latin America, from helping a community in Equator win a court case to suspend a Chinese-owned gold mine in a mountain nature reserve to interviews of bauxite mining-affected communities in Guinea. She and other speakers will highlight necessary legal changes in China and in host countries and increased community involvement will be critical to create more sustainable and humane supply chains.
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