Monday, May 12, 2014

Mongolia Brief May 12, 2014 Part II

Ministry of Mining to organize "Open Day"
Ulaanbaatar, May 12 (MONTSAME) The Ministry of Mining is planned to organize an “Open Day” to advertise actions of geology, mining and petroleum spheres in Chinggis Square on May 17.

This measure will be attended by the state bodies operating in this field, the University of Science and Technology, the Vocational training center, professional associations and some enterprises with an aim to give information about operation to the public.

Mongolian prosecutors involve in training in Turkey
Ulaanbaatar, May 12 (MONTSAME) A Mongolian delegation including twenty prosecutors from municipal and provincial authorities had involved in a training organized by the Justice Academy of Turkey, together with the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office of Turkey on May 7-9.
During the training, Prosecutor-General of Turkey Hasan Erbil met with the Mongolian prosecutors to share views on prosecutorial cooperation between the two countries. Ambassador of Mongolia to Turkey B.Batkhishig was present at the meeting and introduced ongoing justice system reforms of Mongolia to Mr Erbil, who visited Mongolia in the summer of 2013 and reached an agreement to develop the prosecutorial collaboration between Mongolia and Turkey. During the meeting, Prosecutor-General Erbil conveyed his greeting to his counterpart of Mongolia D.Dorligjav.
Attending also the meeting, Yilmaz Akcil, director of the Justice Academy of Turkey expressed great hope for continuing collaboration between prosecutors of the two countries, and said he has willingness to involve all prosecutors of Mongolia in this kind of training in Turkey.

Mongolian physicist discovers new element
Ulaanbaatar, May 12 (MONTSAME) An international research team chaired by J.Khuyagbaatar, a member of the Scholars’ Council at the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), at the Germany’s Helmholtz Institute has confirmed an existence of a new element Z=117.
It was one of the biggest successes gained by Mongolian scholar at an international arena. The scientific works on the element was conducted for the first time in 2010 by the research team.
Nuclear physicists have invested huge effort in creating superheavy elements, which consist of enough neutrons to provide enhanced stability from nuclear decay. For the past 30 years, experiments have been marching towards this “island of stability” with a new elemental discovery every 2 to 3 years. Part of the discovery process includes the confirmation by an independent experimental collaboration—it is only at this point that an element obtains its official status.
The international team using an intense 48Ca beam provided by GSI research facility in Darmstadt, Germany, and a target material of radioactive 249Bk supplied by Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee has produced two atoms of the superheavy element with atomic number Z=117, confirming the initial observation published in 2010.
In the process, a new isotope 266Lr was discovered from the previously unknown alpha-decay branch of 270Db. With a half-life of 1 hour, 270Db is the longest-lived alpha emitter having an atomic number, Z, greater than 102.
The experiment is a tour de force in superheavy element research and required a detailed reconstruction of a seven-step alpha-decay chain followed by the spontaneous fission of the newly discovered 266Lr. The difficulty stems from the large variation in decay lifetimes along the alpha chain. The discovery was made feasible by the use of TASCA, a gas-filled recoil separator specifically designed for a high selectivity of superheavy or transactinide elements.
The confirmation by the TASCA team serves as a much-needed step on the long road towards the island of stability. An easier feat will be deciding on a name for Z=117.

Erdenes Tavantolgoi makes sales of USD 50 million
Ulaanbaatar, May 12 (MONTSAME) The “Erdenes Tavantolgoi” LLC has reported that it made sales of 50 million US dollars by exporting 1.3 million tons of coal in first quarter of this year.
This showed an increase of sales compared with the same period of the year 2013. In first quarter of the previous year, the company sold 100 thousand tons of coal, and it went up to one million tons in this year’s first quarter. Thanks to making such amount of sales, the “Erdenes Tavantolgoi” company will get a good condition for paying off the debt to the Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco).
In difficult times of the national economy, reviving of the coal export at Tavantolgoi mine is expected to bring a positive effect on the Mongolia’s tax revenue.

Stock exchange news for May 12
Ulaanbaatar, May 12 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades held Monday, a total of 27 thousand and 736 shares of 29 JSCs were traded costing MNT 45 million 531 thousand and 904.00.
"Merex" /10 thousand and 390 units/, "Mongolia development" /9,552 units/, "Mongol savkhi" /2,400 units/, "APU" /1,322 units/ and "Remikon" /1,190 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value--"UB hotel” (MNT nine million 930 thousand and 600), "Mongolia development" (MNT six million 681 thousand and 680), "Gutal" (MNT six million 537 thousand and 200), "APU" (MNT four million 875 thousand and 550) and "Darkhan khovon" (MNT three million and 630 thousand).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 606 billion 213 million 870 thousand and 493. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 15,638.10, increasing by MNT 224.31 or 1.46% against the previous day.

Z.Sumyabazar and N.Nasanbuyan qualified for YOG
Ulaanbaatar, May 12 (MONTSAME) Mongolian young wrestlers at the national selected team were qualified to compete in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games to take place Nanjing, China.
A wrestler Z.Sumyabazar was awarded a right to compete in the YOG after winning a silver medal in the boys 76 kg category contest for freestyle wrestling at the YOG Cadet Qualifier held May 8-11 in Bangkok, Thailand. Another boy N.Nasanbuyan was qualified to participate in the YOG by grabbing a silver medal in the 46 kg tournament.
The 2014 Youth Olympic Games will take place on August 16-28 in Nanjing, China, in 28 events.
Apart of the wrestlers, Mongolian athletes for judo, shooting and weightlifting have been qualified to compete in the forthcoming YOG so far.
In the first YOG, the national team of Mongolia won two gold medals in wrestling and gymnastics events.

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