Daily Archives: May 4, 2018

Win-Win Cooperation Between CNMC Goldmine Holdings Limited and Shandong Xinhai Mining Technology and Equipment Inc.

YANTAI, China, May 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, CNMC Goldmine Holdings Limited (SGX:5TP) forged a strategic partnership with Shandong Xinhai Mining Technology and Equipment Inc. (NEEQ: 836079), in the hope of taking the development of mining industry to a new level through their cooperation.

Their cooperation for the first time brought win-win results in 2017, thus laying a solid foundation for their further collaboration. On the other side, building on its advanced technologies and equipment and professional services, Xinhai is able to help CNMC achieve maximum benefits.

At the signing ceremony, the executive president of CNMC said, “As a publicly listed company in Malaysia, CNMC has taken the lead in Malaysia’s mining sector for two consecutive years. To secure our leading position, we have set high standards for our partners in terms of the quality and quantity of products. With a high level of execution capability and customer-oriented awareness, Xinhai is an influential player in the mining industry and boasts global perspectives and pioneering spirit. Zhang Yunlong, chairman of Xinhai, is a senior mineral processing engineer who proves to be a specialist. He also serves as a fellow member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).”

Mr Zhang also said, “The cooperation between Xinhai and CNMC has brought fruitful results for us, with the project operating normally. Xinhai is delighted to continue providing services for CNMC. Thanks to its rich overseas EPC project experience, Xinhai is forging ahead with its strategy of expanding businesses to foreign markets.”

Their cooperation drew the wide attention of mass media. The event grabbed the headlines in Malaysia’s three largest Chinese newspapers-Nanyang Siang Pau Malaysia, China Press and Sin Chew Daily. It is expected that Xinhai will continue to offer tailored solutions and world-class services to its clients for years to come while adhering to the principle of “Optimal solutions for your mine!”.


PRETORIA– The use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the military and its benefits to develop the defence community will take centre stage at the Military Information Communication Symposium of South Africa (MICSA) which will be held here later this month.

The aim of MICSSA 2018 is to continue with the tradition of building on the opportunity of promoting information and communications-related development between the Defence Community, Government and Industry; local and international. MICSSA provides the platform where ideas, strategies, requirements and potential solutions can be shared and discussed, said the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in a statement Thursday.

MICSA 2018, which is taking place from May 14 to 18 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, will be held under the theme Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a military capability.

The SANDF, together with Armaments Corporation of South Africa (ARMSCOR), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), will play host to thought leaders in the military ICT sector during the symposium.

High-profile speakers such as Professor Basie von Solms, research professor in the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Johannesburg, and Hemoed-RAlmer Heitman, South African author and military analyst, will discuss the management of military ICT.

The management of Military ICT has become very complex due to the flexibility that it requires to accommodate a wide range of diversified operations. Added to this is the provision and management of the enabling administrative ICT abilities underpinning the successful achievement of effective operations, said the SANDF.

MICSA is seen as a great platform for all military ICT stakeholders to showcase talents and knowledge of the subject at hand and gain recognition from the defence community, as well as government and other ICT related industries, both local and international.



JOHANNESBURG– The South African National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) says it has confirmed an outbreak of maggot (tumbu fly) infestation in people in North West Province and increased sporadic cases in Gauteng Province.

Our laboratory has confirmed that the maggots are those of the tumbu fly (also known as the ‘mango’ or ‘putsi’ fly). The increase in the number of cases is most likely related to the recent marked increase in seasonal rainfall, leading to the expansion of the fly’s normal range, namely the warmer northern and eastern parts of the country, the NICD said in a statement Thursday.

According to the NICD, infection occurs when the adult female tumbu fly deposits eggs usually on urine or faeces-contaminated sand, soil or clothing. The maggots hatch and on contact with skin, penetrate and cause enlarging boil-like skin lesions, each with a small opening at the apex through which the larvae breathe.

The lesions may be complicated by secondary bacterial infection. The condition is readily treated by applying petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or liquid paraffin to the lesions, to suffocate the maggots and lubricate the cavity in the skin; usually, they then emerge or are easily expressed with finger pressure,” added the NICD.

Incision or use of forceps or other instruments is unnecessary and should be avoided, as inflammation or secondary infection is more likely if the larva and/or skin is damaged. Domestic dogs and rodents are commonly affected, sometimes with large numbers of lesions.”

Prevention of the Tumbu Fly Infestation can be done in the following ways: Laundry should not be laid on the ground to dry; iron clothes to kill eggs or larvae; and affected dogs should be dipped in an appropriate insecticide solution for prevention of tick or flea infestation, under veterinary guidance.