This "Landmine Awareness" application aims to introduce individuals to the risks when travelling to countries with a landmine threat. Download it now for your iPhone or iPad (Click on the image above)
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How your phone could save your life: Army bomb disposal expert creates app to help spot landminesBy Mark Prigg A former army bomb
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Mineseeker and EnerVue Announce Strategic Oil & Gas Partnership 19 July 2012, 22.00
Mineseeker Operations and EnerVue World Inc. intend to jointly create implementation strategies for the development of oil and gas in landmine
Yemen: Al Qaeda Land Mines Killed 73 This Week 27 June 2012, 09.38
SANAA, Yemen — Land mines planted by al-Qaida militants before they fled key southern Yemen strongholds have killed 73 civilians over the past
EnerVue (www.enervueinc.com), a Canadian oil and gas company led by a team of experienced industry professionals, brings appropriate technical and pragmatic expertise to properly implement petroleum development strategies which meet the ongoing needs of a country and its people with regards to its oil and gas industry.
"Mineseeker is currently involved in discussions with several governments and other organisations holding oil and gas concessions in both Africa and the Middle East and we are excited about the prospect of working with EnerVue to develop sustainable oil and gas businesses in countries affected by landmines," commented Mike Kendrick, Executive Chairman of Mineseeker. "EnerVue shares our view on compassionate capitalism, and sees the opportunity to deliver economic growth for the local populations in these countries, as well as value for investors and governments alike. For Mineseeker, it offers the opportunity to create new markets in aerial surveying and share in oil and gas revenues emanating from the introductions we make to EnerVue that result in oil and gas business developed from the Partnership."
EnerVue's President, Scott Douglas, commented, "We are pleased with the successful signing of this strategic partnership and welcome Mineseeker alongside the EnerVue team. What unites us is the common interest in responsibly demining and developing land where oil and gas opportunities exist. The partnership brings together two likeminded organizations and opens doors to new markets for both of us." He added "We've completed the first phase of a significant equity investment into Mineseeker's holding company NHSH, further cementing the relationship between the two companies."
"There is significant value in the opportunities available to both companies, from this. We are excited to move forward with Mineseeker as our partner." expressed EnerVue's Vice-President, Benjamin Knopp. "Our initial investment is part of a financial transaction, which gives EnerVue the option to increase its stake in NHSH by acquiring a further $2.5m worth of shares over the next twelve months," added Knopp.
Mineseeker Chairman Mike Kendrick is due to visit Southern Africa imminently where negotiations are scheduled to discuss oil and gas concessions in Mozambique. The team has also been invited to visit Angola, an oil rich economy with a significant landmine problem.
The Governments in the region are keen to move ahead in the liberation of oil and gas concessions to enable petroleum companies to begin the process of seismological surveys.
Scott Douglas will also sit on the Mineseeker Foundation advisory board which will share in and benefit from the revenues created by the partnership.
Yemen: Al Qaeda Land Mines Killed 73 This Week
SANAA, Yemen — Land mines planted by al-Qaida militants before they fled key southern Yemen strongholds have killed 73 civilians over the past week, Yemeni officials said Tuesday.
Engineering teams have removed some 3,000 land mines around Zinjibar and Jaar, according to the governor's office in Abyan province.
Government troops captured both towns in a two-month offensive to uproot al-Qaida fighters from large swaths of land they captured during last year's political turmoil. Mines left behind killed 73 residents, the officials said.
The statement also said Jaar residents have found the bodies of 20 militants and two soldiers killed in last week's fighting.
Muqbel Shaddad, a Jaar resident, said over the phone that the bodies were scattered in bushes and around the countryside.
An Interior Ministry official said five al-Qaida militants detained for carrying out terrorist attacks escaped Tuesday from a prison in the port city of Hudayda.
He said one of the detainees was believed to be a senior al-Qaida member who was involved in plotting an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa in 2008. Two other prisoners recruited militants for the group's operations outside Yemen, and another was once detained in Syria after fighting with al-Qaida in Iraq.
The official said the prisoners tunneled their way out of the prison.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters, said the ministry has started an investigation to determine who helped them to escape.