Distribution of food started for children some weeks ago, but security constraints delayed more comprehensive assistance, WFP said in a statement issued today in Luanda. With the general distribution that started over the weekend, the agency will be able to reach over 7,200 newly displaced persons in Angola’s central highland township of Camacupa, in the war-ravaged Bie province. The majority of the new internally displaced persons have travelled 70 kilometres on foot to reach Camacupa – located 700 kilometres from the Angolan capital, Luanda – from Cuemba and other municipalities. At least 60 new arrivals are registered in the camps each day. “People are displaced by the war, which keeps them from their normal economic activities,” said Giancarlo Stopponi, head of programmes for WFP in Angola. “They are arriving in a state of extreme vulnerability, with many already suffering from advanced malnutrition.” The situation came to a head at the end of May, but WFP has been providing food supplies to Camacupa since September of last year through kitchens run by a Catholic non-governmental organization, Caritas.
The range of Sandvik Mining equipment and services is now available for iPad and will soon be accessible across other mobile devices, providing mining companies a comprehensive reference anytime, anywhere. In response to increased demand from its customers for digital information optimized for mobile devices, Sandvik Mining has launched Offering Guide, a new application combining its diverse portfolio of innovative products and solutions into one convenient and easy-to-use resource. It modernised its existing iPhone app, originally launched in March 2011, to the iPad version as uptake of the popular touchscreen device continues to increase. Android and smartphone versions of Offering Guide will also soon be released.“Our aim is to be able to serve our customers’ needs at a moment’s notice, regardless of location, time zone or challenge,” says Jeanette Svensson, Marketing Communications Manager at Sandvik Mining.The iPad app offers project managers, foremen and equipment operators instant offline access to a digital catalog of Sandvik Mining equipment and services, whether underground, at a temporary office or in transit. App users can delve into 11 product groups from an animated home screen of a mine environment. Each group is easy to navigate and features detailed product pages that include up-to-date technical specifications and photos for everything from drill rigs and rock tools to crushers and conveyor components.Embedded film clips and other forms of instruction from real environments complement product information in the new app, which also allows users to print and share information when online.“This app will be a valuable resource for our customers and representatives on the go who need ready access to our product information and equipment specifications,” Svensson says.Download the app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sandvik-mining-offering-guide/id643885341?ls=1&mt=8 read more