Niagara Falls man faces child pornography charges

A 45-year-old man is facing charges following an investigation by Niagara police into the on-line sexual exploitation of children.Police executed a search warrant at a home in Niagara Falls on Dec. 8. Officers seized a number of computer systems and storage media.Forty-five-year-old James “Ed” Lochead was arrested on Wednesday and charged with possession and making available child pornography.The Niagara Regional Police Service is reminding residents to report suspicious internet activities relating to child exploitation to the police.For more information about internet safety tips for parents, children and internet users, click here. read more

Flagship drill changes the game in the Pilbara

first_imgEnerflow Mining Services, a progressive and innovative company specialising in fabrication, maintenance, labour hire and specialist services to the mining industry in Western Australia reports its latest achievement is the commissioning and hire of a flagship Terex SKF Infinity Drill.  After delivery of the original rig to the Wangara premises back on March 1 this year, working under the leadership of the Mechanical and Drill Director Gareth Moody, the SKF Infinity has been transformed into a reliable performer that has been quickly snapped up by one of the biggest producers in the Pilbara.The transformation took 68 days and nearly 3,000-man hours and has seen testing, certification of registered components, a rebuilt carousel, upgraded to 7-in rods, rebuilt feed cylinder, refurbed cab and controls, refurb of rotatory head and motor, rebuilt deck and gangplank, extensive lineboring to mast pivot weldments and modified deck mounts with bushes, rebuilt mast lock system, upgraded mast raise cylinder keepers, rebuilt raise cylinders, hydraulic motor overhauls, upgraded sealed electrical connections throughout, air system valving changes and repairs and a full host of safety features including state of the art visual and lighting instruments. Weighing in at over 80 t the full support of the Enerflow team was required to coordinate the transformation and the 2,000km trip ahead of schedule into the centre of the iron ore heart of WA.Moody had this to say: “The SKF Infinity is capable of a 12 m single pass hole which provides some of the fastest drilling times seen in the Pilbara returning the client not only exceptional return on investment, but the ongoing prevision of the service kits and labour further cements Enerflow as an emerging and leading provider to the industry.“The open nature of the drill provides the onsite service team easy access and reduced downtime which will result in more drill meters, more processing, more returns and most importantly more jobs for West Australians”The SKF Infinity as pictured with the iconic Enerflow green back spider has some impressive statistics chalked up already. 20,000 litres of fluids, driven by a 900 hp diesel motor, producing 80 t of drill head pressure and capable of drilling rotary and hammer drilling with four onboard drill rods. This drill is the biggest diversification of the Enerflow business, demonstrating innovation, quality and safety.last_img read more