Rise to the Occasion

Lessons from the Bingham Canyon Manefay Slide

Author: Brad Ross

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 0873354311

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 5746

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: 7803

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: 6443

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: 7384

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: 5582

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.

Principles of Mineral Processing

Author: Maurice C. Fuerstenau,Kenneth N. Han

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 9780873351676

Category: Science

Page: 573

View: 9529

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.

Real Resumix & Other Resumes for Federal Government Jobs

Including Samples of Real Resumes Used to Apply for Federal Government Jobs

Author: Anne McKinney

Publisher: PREP Publishing

ISBN: 9781885288356

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 1022

This book is designed to help people who seek their first federal government job as well as federal employees who want to advance in the system. The process of getting a government job often involves preparing complex applications or specialized resumes which include the "resumix." One complication of the federal hiring process is that the resume used for federal employment is not the same as the resume used to obtain civilian employment. This book shows examples of effective federal resumes and "resumix" that have worked for real people. The book doesn't simply "tell how" to write the resumix or federal resume; it actually "shows how" to write effective federal resumes in sample after sample related to multiple fields. This book will do a great deal to make the federal hiring process understandable as it illuminates one of the most complex features of getting a government job: writing the federal resume or resumix. In addition to the federal resume, application for federal employment can be made by preparing the Optional Form 612 (OF 612). This book also contains examples of the 612 application.

Leading for Success

Author: Sarah Cook

Publisher: IT Governance Ltd

ISBN: 1905356935

Category: Leadership

Page: 106

View: 5397

Leading for Success is intended to provide IT managers with practical advice and tips on how to become an effective leader. Whatever the environment in which you work, providing effective leadership fosters a climate where team members want to give of their best and where organisational goals are more likely to be reached. Furthermore, there is a strong focus on leadership and the creation of stakeholder value for an organisation.

While She Sleeps (A Mystery Novel)

Thriller Classic

Author: Ethel Lina White

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026841174

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

View: 6526

This carefully crafted ebook: “While She Sleeps (A Mystery Novel)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Miss Loveapple has always had an unusual belief in her incredible luck. However, her luck is about to run out when she becomes a target of a cruel serial killer. Unaware of the danger, she goes through a number of insane situations escaping the death by a mere wonder. How long will she last? Ethel Lina White (1876-1944) was a British crime writer, best known for her novel The Wheel Spins, on which the Alfred Hitchcock film, The Lady Vanishes, was based.

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: 2952

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.

Real-Resumes for Customer Service Jobs

Author: Anne McKinney

Publisher: PREP Publishing

ISBN: 9781885288448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

View: 1406

Getting jobs in the customer service field will be easier with this book which gives nearly a hundred sample resumes along with the cover letters that introduced the resumes to potential employers. Those who seek employment in any industry will find valuable advice in this book. If you are restructuring or revising your resume, you will find the help you need when you discover this book which focuses on the language and employment history of folks in the customer service business. The book was created based on the experiences of hundreds of job hunters over a 10-year period. Learn how successful people in the customer service field presented themselves to potential employers!

Makers of the Media Mind

Journalism Educators and Their Ideas

Author: William David Sloan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805806991

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 357

View: 448

Makers of the Media Mind is a collection of analytical essays focusing on the most important and original ideas contributed to the field of mass communication by journalism educators. Divided into six sections representing the most prominent areas of specialization in the field, this text serves two significant purposes: first, it acquaints readers with the lives of preeminent journalism educators; second, it provides concise discussions and evaluations of the most compelling ideas those educators have to offer. The editor of, and contributors to, this text contend that ideas cannot be appreciated fully without an understanding of the creators of those same ideas. They hope that this volume's coverage of "creators" as well as concepts will demonstrate that journalism education has played a critical role in the making of the "media mind."

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: 6651

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.

101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

Author: Jay A. Block

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071713514

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 1159

THE PROVEN FIVE-STEP STRATEGY FOR FINDING THE JOB OF YOUR DREAMS! “If you are serious about landing a quality job quickly in today’s job market, this book will practically guarantee your success.” –Bob Burg, bestselling author of Endless Referrals and The Go-Giver “Jay Block has taken his place as one of the career coaching industry’s most innovative thinkers and contributors.” —Frank X. Fox, Executive Director, Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches “A must-read for all job seekers in today’s highly competitive job market.” —Sherry Zylka, Associate Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Schoolcraft College (Michigan) “Jay has written a unique and highly effective book combining motivational techniques with job search innovation.” —Susan Leventhal, Manager, Professional Placement Network, Workforce One, Florida About the Book: In 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times, Jay Block helps you approach your job transition strategically—not as a one-time search, but as a campaign of discovery through which you’ll achieve your career objectives. Follow his easy five-step process to: Manage fear and negative emotions that impede success Carefully define clear job and career goals Create effective and high-impact self- marketing tools that make job seekers STAND OUT professionally Develop strategic, structured action plans that will become the job seeker’s GPS to their next job Take action and “enjoy the process” of landing a job in troubled times quickly and effectively Block’s proven method is the only way to truly seize control of your future, land the job you want, and earn the pay you deserve.

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: 6149

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: 5727

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.

Best resumes for accountants and financial professionals

Author: Kim Marino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 1012

Because in today's competitive job market, you need every edge you can find...; The founder of the Just Resumes о writing service and author of several popular resume books, Kim Marino now offers practicing and prospective accountants and financial professionals a practical, highly targeted guide to writing winning resumes. Whether you're an executive making a lateral move or returning to the work force, or a college graduate just entering the accounting industry, this surefire handbook provides you with step-by-step guidance and savvy advice on how to create a professionally designed resume that puts your education, experience, and accomplishments in the best possible light and helps you reach your job objective. Best Resumes for Accountants and Financial Professionals first offers quick tips on the basics of resume writing, proper resume appearance, and the do's and don'ts of resume prepartion. You'll learn what type of resume best suits your needs and how to create each-whether chronological, functional, or combination resumes. It then gets down to specifics, with tailor-made advice and 80 detailed sample resumes and cover letters for: Accountants and financial pros who are making a lateral move or career change-such as financial planners, securities analysts, portfolio managers, brokers, account execs, and human resource directors Accountants moving up-including public, private, financial, and government accountants Accounting students and recent graduates-from first-year students with no paid experience, to college graduates looking to set forth in the real world Complete with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the corporate headquarters of the Big 6 accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies, and an alphabetical listing of key accountant associations and publications, Best Resumes for Accountants and Financial Professionals demonstrates how you can make a lasting first impression, and then reinforce it through the job selection process.