Four suspects deported from Dubai released

Four suspects who were arrested in Dubai and deported were released after being questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).The four were among several Sri Lankans arrested at a hotel in Dubai with notorious underworld leader Makandure Madush. They were deported to Sri Lanka and were detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday with actor Ryan Van Rooyen.


Security Council decries deadly terrorist attack in Yemeni capital

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the family of the one person killed in today’s attack – a French citizen – and extended their sympathies to those injured, as well as to the Governments of Yemen and France.In today’s statement, the body’s 15 members reaffirmed that terrorism “is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed”, and “should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group”.Reiterating their determination to combat all forms of terror, in accordance with the responsibilities listed under the UN Charter, Council members further “urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Yemeni authorities” so that perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism can be brought to justice.In March, the Council condemned an attack in Hadramawt, Yemen, in which 20 soldiers were killed. Yemen has been undergoing a democratic transition, with a Government of National Unity, which came to power in an election in February 2012 following the resignation of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.Security Council members have voiced strong support for the political process in Yemen. In February of this year, they set up a sanctions regime that includes an asset freeze and travel ban against potential ‘spoilers’ who would obstruct or undermine the successful completion of the political transition. read more


Boart Longyear to debut advanced MDR700 mobile drill rig at DrillFest 2015

first_imgBoart Longyear will debut the new MDR700 and showcase a range of other innovative drilling products at DrillFest 2015 this week in Western Australia. “Now more than ever, companies are increasing their focus on reducing costs and creating efficiencies in order to drive productivity and safety on the mine site,” said Mark Dogan, Boart Longyear’s Sales Director for Australia. “Innovations and technological developments in drill rigs and drilling products are increasingly being seen as the way forward.”Boart Longyear’s product experts will be on hand during DrillFest 2015 to showcase a wide range of innovative drilling solutions, including:MDR700 Mobile Drill Rig: The MDR700 combines Boart Longyear’s best underground coring technology with advanced mobility, enhanced automation and engineered safety controls. The powerful MDR700’s wide drilling angles reduce rig moves, and quick-and-easy setup enhances ease of operation and maintenanceReverse Circulation (RC) Rods: Boart Longyear’s RC rods are manufactured from high-grade, quality steel, which ensures less wear and longer lifetime, straighter holes and easier assembling of inner rods in outer tubes. Drill rods are available with Metzke-type, Remet-type and Matrix-type threadsBLH™ DTH Hammer Series: Boart Longyear’s BLH™ down-the-hole-hammer and bit line are designed to increase productivity in RC and conventional drilling. The series can be used for geotechnical drilling, quarrying, water well, geothermal and mineral exploration. BLH5 DTH hammers and bits will be on display at DrillFest 2015DrillFest 2015 is held at Perth’s Ascot Raceway from October 21 to 22.last_img read more