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Rise to the Occasion

Lessons from the Bingham Canyon Manefay Slide

Author: Brad Ross

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 0873354311

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 9953

The story of a crisis of epic proportion and the lessons of leadership, innovation, motivation, and teamwork that effectively saved lives and the mine. Rise to the Occasion tells the dramatic story of the men and women who safely led Utah’s 107-year-old Bingham Canyon Mine through the largest mining highwall failure in history. The Manefay failure resulted in 144.4 million tons of rock plummeting more than 2,000 feet and traveling 1.5 miles within 90 seconds—without a single death or injury. The story is told through the eyes of an insider, as the author was brought into the mine just six short weeks before the failure and was a key member of the management team. It’s a Story Only He Can Tell. Illustrated with 160 full-color aerial and ground photos, charts, and illustrations, Rise to the Occasion details the unfolding events of the preparation, failure, and recovery efforts in moment-by-moment accounts. The author then leads the reader to valuable lessons that were learned and how to apply these lessons to any organization that faces risks. The reader will learn to manage a crisis or normal operations by: • Understanding, measuring, and acting on the greatest risks facing the organization. • Creating a culture, based on communication, that inspires dedication, trust, and success. • Wearing a “Black Hat” to challenge thinking that can blind an organization. • Setting “impossible” goals that will not only be met but exceeded. • Breaking down silos to improve teamwork and solve problems. • Reducing bureaucracy and empowering people to increase innovation and expedite solutions. • Using independent experts to provide different points of view and audit the processes.

Metals, Energy and Sustainability

The Story of Doctor Copper and King Coal

Author: Barry Golding,Suzanne D. Golding

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319511750

Category: Science

Page: 196

View: 6401

This book explains how and where copper and fossil fuels were formed and the likely future for the extraction of copper and coal. The colourful chronology of our efforts to extract metals from minerals and energy from fossil fuels is presented from earliest times until the present day. The difficult concept of human sustainability is examined in the context of continually decreasing real prices of energy and metals. This book integrates the latest findings on our historic use of technology to continually produce cheaper metals even though ore grades have been decreasing. Furthermore, it shows that the rate of technological improvement must increase if metals are to be produced even more cheaply in the future.

Diggers, Hatters and Whores

The Story of the New Zealand Gold Rushes

Author: Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869797034

Category: Gold miners

Page: 543

View: 6468

The social history of New Zealand's gold rushes, as used by Eleanor Catton in her research for The Luminaries. A thorough and carefully researched history of the gold rushes in New Zealand. Based on sound scholarship and aimed at the general reader it's accessibly written in a clear, clean and lively style. The scope is the social history of the goldfields of colonial New Zealand, from the 1850s to the 1870s. The book opens with a survey of worldwide rushes in the late eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth centuries, when for the first time in history a great wheeling movement of gold diggers began to revolve from continent to continent. The main body of the book looks at all the rushes, large and small, that took place in the colony: Coromandel, Golden Bay, Otago, Marlborough, the West Coast and Thames. The early chapters of the main body survey rushes chronologically; the later chapters look at rushes thematically. Beautifully illustrated with sketches and watercolours of the times - black and white - this is both a wonderful read and a beautiful gift book. 'I owe a debt of gratitude to . . . Stevan Eldred-Grigg's history of the New Zealand gold rushes Diggers, hatters and whores.' Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries

Finance for Nonfinancial Managers, Second Edition (Briefcase Books Series)

Author: Gene Siciliano

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071824361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7858

AN INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL REPORTS--WITH NEW TACTICS FOR BUDGETING AND PINPOINTING KEY FINANCIAL AREAS Financial decisions impact virtually every area of your company. As a manager, it's up to you to understand how and why. Finance for Nonfinancial Managers helps you understand the information in essential financial reports and then shows you how to use that understanding to make informed, intelligent decisions. It provides a solid working knowledge of: Basic Financial Reports--All about balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and more Cost Accounting--Methods to assess which products or services are most profitable to your firm Operational Planning and Budgeting--Ways to use financial knowledge to strengthen your company Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Key Terms: Clear defi nitions of key terms and concepts Smart Managing: Tactics and strategies for managing change Tricks of the Trade: Tips for executing the tactics in the book Mistake Proofing: Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Caution: Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong For Example: Examples of successful change-management tactics Tools: Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

Water in Mineral Processing

Author: Jaroslaw Drelich

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 0873353498

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 497

View: 1113

One of the major challenges confronting the mining and minerals processing industry in the 21st century will be managing in an environment of ever decreasing water resources. Because most mineral processing requires high water use, there will be even more urgency to develop and employ sustainable technologies that will reduce consumption and the discharge of process-affected water. Water in Mineral Processing provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art examination of this vital issue. A compilation of papers presented at the First International Symposium on Water in Mineral Processing, this book shares the insights of dozens of respected experts from industry and academia. A significant portion of the content is devoted to saline solutions and processing with sea water. Other chapters explore the latest in water treatment and biological methods, the effect of water quality on minerals processing, and water and tailings management. Water in Mineral Processing is an authoritative, first-of-its-kind resource that can help mining practitioners apply innovative water-use and purification technologies in the demanding years ahead.

97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know

Collective Wisdom from the Experts

Author: Barbee Davis

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379568

Category: Computers

Page: 252

View: 2431

If the projects you manage don't go as smoothly as you'd like, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know offers knowledge that's priceless, gained through years of trial and error. This illuminating book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips -- whether you're dealing with software or non-IT projects -- from some of the world's most experienced project managers and software developers. You'll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from managing teams to handling project stakeholders to runaway meetings and more. While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry. You can read the book end to end or browse to find topics that are of particular relevance to you. 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know is both a useful reference and a source of inspiration. Among the 97 practical tips: "Clever Code Is Hard to Maintain...and Maintenance Is Everything" -- David Wood, Partner, Zepheira "Every Project Manager Is a Contract Administrator" -- Fabio Teixeira de Melo, Planning Manager, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht "Can Earned Value and Velocity Coexist on Reports?" -- Barbee Davis, President, Davis Consulting "How Do You Define 'Finished'"? -- Brian Sam-Bodden, author, software architect "The Best People to Create the Estimates Are the Ones Who Do the Work" -- Joe Zenevitch, Senior Project Manager, ThoughtWorks "How to Spot a Good IT Developer" -- James Graham, independent management consultant "One Deliverable, One Person" -- Alan Greenblatt, CEO, Sciova

Breaking Into Acting For Dummies

Author: Larry Garrison,Wallace Wang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053907

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 3152

Provides the expert advice you need to get your big break! Jump-start your career and land that paying part From preparing for auditions to finding an agent, the acting business is a challenging and competitive field. This indispensable guide is what every aspiring actor needs to get a foot in the door. Discover how to market yourself, choose a dynamic head shot, create a stellar acting resume, join unions, and pay the bills while you pursue your acting dreams. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun

The Future of Coal

Author: Peter James

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349173835

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 1844

Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects

Author: Neal Whitten,Neal Whitten PMP

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523097019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 2799

Learn the Best Practices That Make the Difference Between Troubled Projects and Consistently Successful Projects There's no better way to learn the nuts and bolts of a profession than by having a mentor at your side. But most project managers and leaders don't have that advantage — and that's why Neal Whitten wrote this book. Having Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects on hand is like having a mentor to guide you at every turn in the road. Neal shows you how to avoid a painful learning curve with a set of best practices for leading consistently successful projects. In this book, Neal distills his 30 years of experience into tips and strategies that are easy to learn and apply to your projects. These strategies will give you a decisive competitive edge in leading projects and working with stakeholders, clients, and team members. Learn How to: • Run your project like you'd run your own business • Become a “benevolent dictator” for the most effective leadership • Recognize and deal with professional immaturity • Deal with difficult people • Master behaviors that will make your team leaders' jobs easier and benefit your own career • Assess if you're too soft — and learn to make unpopular decisions if they're necessary to project success • Create a culture that fosters the success of your project • Gain the respect of your team members • Avoid making long-term project commitments • Manage to your top three problems

Expert Resumes for Military-to-civilian Transitions

Author: Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark

Publisher: Jist Works

ISBN: 9781593577322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1905

Shows military veterans how to market their skills and experience and translate them into language that resume-reading prospective employers will understand, in a book that offers job strategies, tips on electronic resumes, resume-writing advice and 180 pages of sample resumes. Original.

Principles of Mineral Processing

Author: Maurice C. Fuerstenau,Kenneth N. Han

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 9780873351676

Category: Science

Page: 573

View: 984

Annotation Comprehensive reference examines all aspects of mineral processing from the handling of raw materials to separation strategies to the remediation of waste products. Shows how developments in engrg., chemistry, computer science, and environmental science contribute to the ultimate goal of producing minerals and metals economically from ores.

Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope

Postsecular Meditations

Author: Martin Beck Matustik,Martin Joseph Matuštík

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025321968X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 295

View: 1109

Opens a way for hope, forgiveness, redemption, and love to spring from evil

Was God on Vacation?

A WWII Autobiography

Author: Jack Van Der Geest

Publisher: Vandergeest Pub & Distribution Company

ISBN: 9780964961524

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 183

View: 1646

Through the author's eyes we see the invasion of the Netherlands, home life under the Nazis, the Buchenwald death camp, the French Underground, D-Day with the American 101st Airborne Divisions, the liberation of France, Dutch Marine training in North Carolina and an unsettled peace in Asia after VJ day.

Scrappy Project Management

The 12 Predictable and Avoidable Pitfalls That Every Project Faces

Author: Kimberly Wiefling

Publisher: Happy About

ISBN: 1600050522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 139

View: 8739

Challenges in Fine Coal Processing, Dewatering, and Disposal

Author: Mark S. Klima,Barbara J. Arnold,Peter J. Bethell

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 0873353633

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 394

View: 4195

Coal mining and preparation have had a long history in the United States and the world, serving as the engine of growth for many industries. Today, new sources of energy, increased environmental awareness, and more stringent regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other organizations are changing the way coal is found, extracted, and used. As a result, fine coal cleaning, dewatering, and refuse disposal are now at a major crossroads. The increased level of fines, and near-density material in the inferior seams being mined today, necessitates the development of more efficient fine coal cleaning devices. This in turn requires improvements in traditional dewatering techniques to address the need for acceptable moisture levels in plant products. Moreover, the larger volume of fine refuse being generated, coupled with harsher disposal regulations, requires upgraded treatment options. This book is a compilation of information presented at the 2012 Fine Coal Symposium, sponsored by the Coal Preparation Society of America; the Pittsburgh Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.; and the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America. Provided by international coal companies, major research organizations, technology developers, and industry leaders, the information includes both general knowledge and in-depth discussion on the current challenges facing the industry, techniques for designing more efficient plants, and new cleaning and dewatering technologies. The book is a practical yet cutting-edge resource for plant designers, engineers, and other practitioners, and for university students and faculty.

Practical mine ventilation

Author: James R. Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mine ventilation

Page: 225

View: 6951

Project Management for Mining

Handbook for Delivering Project Success

Author: Robin J. Hickson,Terry L. Owen

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 0873354036

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 816

View: 1761

Before You Ever Put the First Shovel in the Ground—This Book Could Be the Difference Between a Successful Mining Operation and a Money Pit Opening a successful new mine is a vastly complex undertaking entailing several years and millions to billions of dollars. In today’s world, when environmental and labor policies, regulatory compliance, and impact on the community must be factored in, you cannot afford to make a mistake. So the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration has created this road map for you. Written by two hands-on, in-the-trenches mining project managers with decades of experience who bring some of the world’s most successful, profitable mines into operation on time, within budget, and ethically, Project Management for Mining gives you step-by-step instructions in every process you are likely to encounter. Beginning with a discussion of mining ethics and governance, this clearly written handbook walks you through all the project management steps—defining the scope, performing prefeasibility and feasibility studies, gaining societal acceptance, minimizing the impact and risks, creating workable schedules and budgets, setting in place the project execution plan, assembling the human resources, hiring the contractors, and establishing project controls—and then on into the delivery of the engineering and design, construction, progress reviews, pre-launch commissioning, and ramping up for operation. Each chapter includes several useful aids such as figures, checklists, and flowcharts to guide you through every step, from conception through successful opening.

Get Strong

The Ultimate 16-Week Transformation Program for Gaining Muscle and Strength-Using the Power of Progressive Calisthenics

Author: Al Kavadlo,Danny Kavadlo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942812104

Category:

Page: 220

View: 4022

How to Build a Better Body Fast Where do you belong on the strength continuum? And where do you want to be? Too often, we know what we should be doing to gain strength, but we lack direction, a plan, motivation and intelligent guidance to make appreciable gains over the long haul. We have no real goal, no proper focus and therefore underachieve--going nowhere with our strength... Get Strong is a guidebook for those who are dissatisfied with their current rate of progress--and who want to effect lasting changes, fast... While the Kavadlo brothers have achieved supreme feats of calisthenics strength--like the one-arm pull up, the human flag and the back lever--they have also spent decades helping thousands of clients meet and often exceed their training goals. So, you can consider the Kavadlos curators of not only the most effective bodyweight exercises, but also the programming needed to extract the full juice from those chosen drills. As experienced architects and constructors of strength, the Kavadlos know what it takes to advance from absolute newbie to elite practitioner. You'll discover what key exercises in what exact progressions will give you the best results in the fastest, safest time.

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