The warring factions of Indian hockey – Hockey India (HI) and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) – on Monday resolved their differences and decided to merge into one unit. Sports Minister Ajay MakenThe decision to merge the two bodies was taken hours before the Union sports ministry’s final deadline was to expire. Sports Minister Ajay Maken had set July 25 deadline for the two groups to settle their differences after they failed to reconcile in the previous attempts. Good sense finally prevailed and the rumbling row that had crippled the administration of the game got over. It should help India’s quest for glory ahead of the London Olympics. The move comes as a big boost for the national sport as the HI headed by Narendra Batra and the IHF led by K.P.S. Gill would now work together to help power the game in the country. The merger would ensure that the much-awaited World Series Hockey League, to be held later this year, gets the necessary go-ahead from the Federation of International Hockey.
IBC Advanced Alloys and NioCorp Developments Ltd have announced the successful manufacture of several aluminium-scandium alloy ingots. These test pours occurred at IBC’s Wilmington, Massachusetts Engineered Materials facility using scandium purchased commercially by NioCorp.The ingots, representing a range of scandium content, will now undergo chemical analysis and other metallurgical testing to confirm the microstructure and performance of the alloys. This testing is the basis for commercializing aluminium-scandium alloys.“I am very pleased with the successful execution by Chris Huskamp and his team of this initial production campaign, and we look forward to reviewing the results of follow-on testing to confirm material specifications,” said Major General Duncan (David) Heinz (USMC, ret.), IBC’s President and CEO. “This is a significant milestone in our joint development effort with NioCorp to seed the market in order to unlock the enormous value of scandium in a wide range of high-performance applications across multiple markets.”“This is an exciting launch of what could be a new phase of commercial operations for both IBC and for NioCorp,” said Mark A. Smith, who serves as Chair of IBC’s Board and is Executive Chair and CEO of NioCorp. “Developing high-performance alloys and processes that incorporate metals such as scandium requires significant expertise and know-how. The Board and I look forward to Chris’ team continuing to advance this effort toward a potential launch of new commercial operations.”Alloys that incorporate scandium have been produced for more than 50 years for a wide variety of applications in the defense and civilian sectors. When combined with aluminum and other metals, for example, scandium helps to make a very strong and lightweight alloy material that can deliver significant performance enhancements, weight savings, fuel efficiency, and air emissions reductions in transportation systems. The former Soviet Union reportedly used scandium-bearing alloys in high-performance jet fighters and in other military aerospace systems.However, despite the many well-understood benefits of scandium, widespread use of the metal has been limited by severely constrained global supply chains. No single dedicated mine in the world today currently produces scandium, and only 10-15 t of scandium oxide material is estimated to be produced globally. OnG Commodities has estimated latent demand for scandium at several hundred tonnes per year in the aerospace sector alone.1Huskamp, who leads IBC’s team of metallurgists and alloy production specialists, is President of IBC’s Engineered Materials Division, which currently manufactures high-performance beryllium-aluminum alloy parts for a number of systems in both the defense and civilian sectors. He is a former Boeing Associate Technical Fellow in advanced metallic processes, and is credited as a named co-inventor of two patents regarding scandium-bearing aluminium alloys.NioCorp is currently developing the Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project, an advanced materials processing facility planned for southeast Nebraska that expects to produce just over 100 t/y of scandium trioxide, as well as niobium and titanium products. Such large-scale production of scandium in Nebraska would establish the USA as a global superpower of scandium.
18 January 2007The top United Nations envoy for Somalia travelled to Mogadishu, the capital, today for high-level talks with the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), urging it to seize this “rare opportunity” to expand its authority after the recent ouster of Islamic groups and prevent a resurgence of the warlords who tore the country apart for the past 16 years. The top United Nations envoy for Somalia travelled to Mogadishu, the capital, today for high-level talks with the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), urging it to seize this “rare opportunity” to expand its authority after the recent ouster of Islamic groups and prevent a resurgence of the warlords who tore the country apart for the past 16 years. “The TFG should work to establish an effective administration at district and regional levels,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative François Lonsény Fall after meeting with President Abdullahi Yusuf at Villa Somalia and later with civil society leaders.Until Ethiopian-backed government forces pushed the Union of the Islamic Courts (UIC) out of Mogadishu and much of the rest of the country last month, the TGF had been isolated in the provincial town of Baidoa in a country that has had no functioning central government since the regime of Muhammad Siad Barre was toppled in 1991.Mr. Fall urged the TFG to avoid a power vacuum in the areas it holds. “In the process, it should avoid the reinstallation of former warlords who have lost credibility nationally and within the international community,” he said.He stressed that the dialogue for peace and reconciliation should embrace all national stakeholders. “These must include clan and religious leaders, the business community, women’s groups and other representatives of civil society – everyone who has expressed their commitment to peace and reconciliation in keeping with the principles of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Charter,” he said.Since the ouster of the UIC, which seized control of Mogadishu in June and progressively extended its control, UN officials from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon down underscored the historic opportunity the country now has to restore peace and stability. Mr. Fall noted that Ethiopia had recently repeated its desire to withdraw troops quickly and that Kenya, as Chair of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an east African group, this week reported that several African countries had expressed their intention to join Uganda in providing forces for a peace support and training mission.“I hope this will happen quickly and that an African Union and IGAD force can take on the role of protecting the TFG and training its army,” he said. “I am hopeful that the international community will also come in behind these efforts with the necessary funding and technical support for the operation.”He encouraged representatives of civil society to help build a conducive atmosphere for an inclusive dialogue towards reconciliation. “Civil society has an especially important role to play in Somalia’s revival today,” he said. “Its actions can reach beyond clan and personal interests and promote the well-being of all Somalis.”Mr. Fall appealed to all parties to recognize that the current conflict had imposed an additional humanitarian burden on the civilian population. “Many thousands of people are in desperate circumstances, including some 440,000 people displaced by flooding in the south,” he said. “The United Nations needs secure access to meet their needs. These people need our help and they need it now.”Yesterday the UN humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, Eric Laroche, urged the international aid community to set up substantial operations in Mogadishu, and UN agencies are already providing food and other aid to tens of thousands of flood victims and others who have fled the fighting in the south and north of the country.
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