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February 22, 2017 5:52 AM Good science, due process and mining

Is a golden mean possible in mining? Yes, but radical reforms in governance are necessary to get there. Aristotle’s concept of the "golden mean" is one of the most practical moral concepts I have encountered. According to this ancient Greek philosopher, "Virtue is concerned with passions and actions, in which excess is a form of failure, and so is defect 2

February 21, 2017 3:59 PM Propelling Orion – MilTech

Even the most complex of systems comes down to properly configured wires and cables, such as those pictured here on the Propulsion Qualification Model of the Orion service module. ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft is the European Service Module, designed to provide the spacecraft’s propulsion, electrical power, water and thermal control 5

February 20, 2017 8:42 AM Taiwan market: Samsung to launch QLED TVs

Samsung Electronics showcased QLED TVs (quantum dot TVs) at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show taking in Las Vegas during January 5-8 and will launch 55-, 65-, 75- and 88-inch models in the Taiwan market as soon as the second quarter of 2017, according to Samsung Electronics Taiwan. There will be demand for an estimated 1.1 million TVs in the Taiwan 3

February 18, 2017 1:46 PM Arrested Samsung heir handcuffed for questioning

SEOUL: Handcuffed and bound with ropes, the heir of electronics giant Samsung appeared for questioning on Saturday over his alleged involvement in the corruption scandal currently engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. Among other allegations, Lee is accused of paying nearly $40 million in bribes to a confidante of the impeached president to secure 6

February 18, 2017 8:34 AM Arrested Samsung heir appears handcuffed for questioning

Handcuffed and bound with ropes, the heir of electronics giant Samsung appeared for questioning Saturday over his alleged involvement in the corruption scandal currently engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. Among other allegations, Lee is accused of paying nearly $40 million in bribes to a confidante of the impeached president to secure policy 8

February 17, 2017 4:00 PM Electronics seen to recover this year after flat export growth in 2016

MANILA, Philippines - After finishing flat in 2016, Philippine electronics exports are seen regaining their strength this year. Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (SEIPI) president Dan Lachica told The STAR yesterday the group is maintaining its five to six percent growth forecast for electronics exports for 2017 despite 8

February 17, 2017 12:43 PM Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

SEOUL - Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the technology giant and standard-bearer for Asia's fourth-largest economy. The special prosecutor's office accuses Lee of bribing a close friend of President Park Geun-hye 3

February 17, 2017 12:15 PM Samsung Heir’s Arrest in South Korea Intensifies Calls for Cleanup

The arrest was “just the beginning,” said Sim Sang-jeung, an opposition lawmaker who has campaigned for transparency at the largest companies. She warned against a tendency among the law enforcement agencies to treat major corporate chiefs with kid gloves. “We needed to see whether prosecutors ask for a sentence befitting his crimes and whether he is convicted 12

February 17, 2017 8:19 AM Explainer: American protectionism a bad sign for the Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte’s reorientation towards Asia might have been more prophetic than we first thought. During the campaign, Donald Trump made a number of controversial remarks, riding on the growing wave of protectionist sentiment in the United States and around the world. He capitalized on the rising discontentment among the middle class by promising 2

February 17, 2017 7:02 AM Asia mostly lower; Samsung Electronics shares fall 0.4% after Jay Y. Lee's arrest

Elsewhere, Japanese shares were also lower, with the Nikkei Stock Average closing down 112.91 points, or 0.58 percent, to 19,234.62 and the Topix fell by 6.53 points, or 0.42 percent, to 1,544.54. Japanese electronics company Sharp beat the broader index to close up 2.80 percent at 331 yen, after the company revised its earnings estimates. In a filing 8