The union representing Toronto’s transit workers is seeking to make transit funding a key issue in the upcoming federal election, challenging the leaders of all three major political parties to “get out of your limos and get on the bus.”
Bob Kinnear unveiled ATU Local 113’s 68 recommendations for improving transit — everything from purchasing new buses, restricting more left hand turn lanes, all door boarding, parking restrictions and hiring more mechanics— at a news conference at City Hall on Monday.
A team of UN atomic energy experts began a week-long visit to Malaysia on Sunday to review the safety of a proposed Australian rare earths refinery that has drawn protests.Following public concerns that radioactive waste from the plant could leak out and harm the environment, Malaysia has put the project by Australian miner Lynas on hold, pending the independent panel's review.
Australian rare earths miner Lynas has launched legal action against the most vitriolic opponents of its proposed plant in Malaysia following fierce criticism that it is unsafe.Lynas plans to start production soon in eastern Pahang state to process rare earths imported from Australia, effectively breaking the Chinese stranglehold on the materials.But the plant has been hugely controversial with fears it will harm the environment by producing radioactive pollution.
A Malaysian court has dismissed a bid to stop a rare earths plant run by Australian miner Lynas from going online over fears it will harm the environment by producing radioactive pollution.The Kuala Lumpur High Court on Thursday declined to hear a challenge against the plant, which is due to start production soon in eastern Pahang state.Lynas intends to process rare earths -- elements used in such products as smart phones, wind turbines and missiles -- imported from Australia.
Shares in Australian miner Lynas soared Thursday after Malaysia gave the green light for a controversial rare earths plant to be be built despite fears it could produce harmful radioactive waste.The facility, which is near completion in the eastern state of Pahang, is set to become one of the few sites outside China to process rare earths -- metals used in high-tech equipment ranging from missiles to mobile phones.
By StockMarketPundits:Within all of the market turmoil, there appears to be a bright spot within the rare earths arena. Many of the big rare earth players have been picking up steam for a week or so, but as the rest of the market has sagged, their strength has only increased. As strange as it appears, this could be the beginning of another powerful leg up assuming the US Congress comes together to pass a debt resolution and avoid default.