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June 28, 2021

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has replaced Industry Guide 7 for reporting material mining assets with Regulation S-K 1300. Registrants filing annual reports with the SEC now have to comply with the new regulation, so it’s important for registrants to clearly understand what goes into these reports and the major differences between Industry Guide 7 and the new rule. It’s also beneficial to understand why and how these changes came about.  (more…)


March 20, 2021

Higher education worldwide was massively affected by COVID-19 with over 169 countries closing schools and universities at the end of March 2020 in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. This resulted in major consequences for places of higher education, such as reduced enrolment, halted research, and many jobs lost. But how has the situation continued to unfold now that it’s March of 2021? Some countries are now partially opening their universities and have started to seriously invest in blended learning. This type of learning combines on-campus learning with online education so that students benefit from the ideal combination of the two learning styles. However, achieving this ideal is not always easy. (more…)


February 25, 2021

In my last blog, we explored how genetic algorithms can assist scheduling engineers to improve their schedules, over a traditional manual approach of using a spreadsheet solution to generate mining sequences. So now that we have an understanding of how genetic algorithms and spreadsheets can be used in the scheduling space, what other solutions exist? (more…)


February 8, 2021

In Part 2 we explained how we work with advances in evolutionary computing theory. In this blog we explore how genetic algorithms can assist scheduling engineers to improve their schedules over traditional spreadsheets.

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December 10, 2020

Everyone has favorite software that helps them succeed at work. These software favorites tend to have two things in common: 1) they’re easy to use and 2) they’re good at making daily tasks easier. And while these favorites are great, inevitably, a new software solution comes along claiming to make your work even easier. 

Do you take a chance on adding the new software to your favorites or stick to what you know? (more…)


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