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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Praying for our NZ brothers

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Praying for our NZ brothers
BECAUSE WE ARE CONCERNED
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Praying for our brothers
May God grant our prayers
The world is waiting for another miracle.
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Mine blast: How the Pike River rescue will work
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Mine entrance

Reported in the news
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By Hamish Fletcher and Peter Griffin
Rescuers will face a number of challenges as they work towards accessing the area where 29 coal miners are believed to be trapped.
The space where the men are trapped is not a vertical shaft like the one where the Chilean miners were trapped.
The Pike River mine is accessed by a tunnel which enters the side of the hill at a slight incline, about 2 to 2.5 kilometers in length. The rest of the mine then burrows up inside the hill.
From the top of the hill there is a ventilation shaft where fresh air is being sucked into the main mine, however the miners will come out the main access tunnel.
"The vertical distance [from the surface] is only 120 meters, but that is not the way [the miners] would look to get out of the mine," said Pike River CEO Peter Whittall.
Rescue procedure
Outlining the rescue procedure, Pike River chairman John Dow said tests still need to be done to ensure the air mixture in the mine is not explosive.
"The composition of air mixture needs to be evaluated to make sure there's no risk of a second explosion," Mr Dow said.
It was hoped these tests could be done by air, however helicopters cannot land at the entrance to the mine because of the thick cloud.
This means tests may have to be done by officials on the ground who have to traverse rough terrain to get to the top of shaft.
Mr Dow said it will take at least two to three hours to get to the vent.
From there they will need to collect samples from deep down the ventilation shaft before officials can be certain it is safe for a team to move in, Mr Dow said.
Experts and equipment have been flown in from Australia to assist with the gathering and testing of air samples.
Mr Dow said the rescue team is waiting at the mine enterance to move in.
When they get the all clear, rescuers will enter through the main tunnel on foot, as there is already a vehicle in the shaft which could block traffic.
Once rescue staff enter the mine, Mr Dow says they will first need to establish a fresh air base for themselves, which is a safe point where they know they will be able to breathe safely.
"From there [the team] can foray into other parts of the mine to search and remove our employees and friends that are in there," Mr Whittall said.
Volatile methane
Methane goes hand in hand with coal as the two are formed together, the methane trapped in coal seams or the surrounding rock strata. How much methane exists depends to some extent on the geological pressures, but as mining activity takes place, the pressure is reduced and methane gas can be released, as this explanation of methane in the mining context shows:
"In underground mining, methane is released into the mine workings during mining. Mining regulations require methane to be diluted in the ventilation air, and then vented to the atmosphere. Mines can also remove methane before and during mining by using degasification systems. The gas can be vented, flared (not currently done in the U.S.), or recovered for its energy content. Emissions are reduced if recovered gas is flared or used."
How dangerous is methane? Well, that depends on what concentration it is present in. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration explains further:
[Methane is] an odourless substance that is nontoxic and is harmless at some concentrations. Methane, however, can displace all or part of the atmosphere in a confined space(1); and the hazards presented by such displacement can vary greatly, depending on the degree of displacement. With only 10 percent displacement, methane produces an atmosphere which, while adequate for respiration, can explode violently.
A lot of science and research has gone into estimating how much methane is likely to exist in different kinds of mines, coming up with ways of extracting it and evolving technology to detect dangerous levels of methane in mine shafts.
Ventilation shafts are common features of underground mines and Pike River was employing ventilation as a safety measure at its mine. However, it is a tricky business estimating and managing methane levels in mine shafts, as faults in rock can become conduits for methane from other geographically removed sources. This paper outlines the potential for "unforeseen mine gas emissions in quantities sufficient to create hazardous conditions".
Coal dust and the "explosion pentagon"
The other potentially explosive hazard in coal mines is a buildup of coal dust. This hazard is as old as mining itself and has been responsible for countless deaths since the 19th century. Working at coal seams with industrial equipment throws up a large amount of dust, which if not properly extracted or appropriately dispersed can explode. OSHA again explains:
In addition to the familiar fire triangle of oxygen, heat, and fuel (the dust), dispersion of dust particles in sufficient quantity and concentration can cause rapid combustion known as a deflagration.
If the event is confined by an enclosure such as a building, room, vessel, or process equipment, the resulting pressure rise may cause an explosion. These five factors (oxygen, heat, fuel, dispersion, and confinement) are known as the "Dust Explosion Pentagon". If one element of the pentagon is missing, an explosion cannot occur.
In the confinement of a coal mine shaft, the conditions for coal dust combustion are obviously quite favourable.
By Hamish Fletcher and Peter Griffin
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End of report;
As we all can see, this rescue is not easy, so, let us hope that it all turns out well.
Let us remember that, it is at times like this when we really should pray God for help.
May God help us!
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wars and their consequences

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Wars and their consequences.
The wars that should have never been.

Why wage war, humanity should look for peace?









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In this post we would like to report those strange and bad things that conflicts bring, so, let me ask this questions; what has this war solved? I would say nothing. Now; what will the execution of Tariq Aziz solve? Nothing again, so it is time to think about peace.
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Tariq Aziz: Saddam's dangerously loyal courtier
By John Simpson World Affairs Editor, BBC News
Tariq Aziz was Saddam Hussein's loyal courtier
It is not hard to detect a whiff of revenge in the Iraqi Supreme Court's decision to sentence Tariq Aziz, one of President Saddam Hussein's most loyal supporters, to death.
The accusation by his lawyer, Badee Izzat Aref, that the verdict is politically motivated, will no doubt be angrily dismissed by most Shia politicians in Iraq. But many Sunni politicians will agree, at least quietly.
Tariq Aziz's sharp brain and even sharper tongue made him a great many enemies.
When Saddam Hussein was overthrown by the US-led invasion of 2003, Aziz was one of the most hated of his officials.
There was a clear determination in parts of the dysfunctional administration headed by Paul Bremer to see that Tariq Aziz was charged with serious crimes, with the intention of hanging him.

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There is little doubt that Aziz's success in winning support in the Arab world, in Russia, and other areas where hostility to the US-led invasion was strongest had made him a marked man.
Slowly, though, the US lawyers in Baghdad ceased to insist on his trial for the more serious crimes. But Iraqi lawyers still wanted him put on trial.
He was eventually charged over his supposed part in the execution of several dozen merchants in Baghdad and elsewhere for 'profiteering' - in other words, overcharging their customers.
'Saddam's front-man'
The court which tried him heard plenty of accusations that Aziz had argued for the execution of the merchants.
Tariq Aziz claimed he tried to dissuade Saddam Hussein from invading Kuwait
But there was no evidence that a Western court would regard as compelling that he had anything like final responsibility for the carrying out of the executions.
Five months afterwards he received a further seven-year sentence for what amounted to the ethnic cleansing of Kurds.
Again, it was clear that Tariq Aziz had strongly supported the policy. But there was no real evidence of his personal involvement and guilt.
His crime, essentially, was that he was Saddam's front-man, arguing publicly and cleverly for some of his worst policies.
The Iraqi opposition, like the Americans and their supporters, felt a particular hatred for him.
He was a strong supporter of violent action against Shia and other resistance groups - the crime for which he has been sentenced to death.
But again, it is hard to feel that final proof of his involvement in this kind of action was demonstrated.
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Tariq Aziz was Saddam Hussein's loyal courtier. If he had questioned his judgements, he would have died. This is not an argument for his innocence, but it does temper his direct responsibility for the policies he backed.
'Close to the edge'
Various former figures in Saddam's administration over the years have confirmed that in private, where he dared, Tariq Aziz tried to modify some of his master's views and decisions.
He himself has claimed that he tried to dissuade Saddam from invading Kuwait in 1990, and this seems to be true.
But he was always a dangerous figure, often close to the edge of savage violence.
In January 1991, in the early days of the first Gulf War, I met him in a hotel and started asking him questions he did not like. "If you ask me anything else," he screamed, "I shall have you liquidated". He was clearly capable of carrying out the threat.
Now, though, Tariq Aziz is an old man, broken in health. His execution would reflect badly on Iraq's system of justice, and on the growing influence of extremist Shia on the government.
The carrying out of the death sentence in Iraq in the last five years has not strengthened the country's reputation.
Many Iraqis will also believe that hanging a sick man of 74 will create sympathy for someone who scarcely deserves it.
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(End of report) There is no much to say, except that it makes anyone very sad.
Let us hope that they show some mercy and they do not execute Tariq Aziz.
I hope also that reason prevails and both sides start to think about how to reach peace talks.
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