“These murderous attacks fuel the cycle of violence, revenge, fear and distrust and are the greatest impediment to peace,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement released in New York. The Secretary-General urged the Palestinian leadership “to do everything in its power to de-legitimize and stop terrorism.” He also called on the Israeli Government to show restraint, to act in conformity with its obligations under international humanitarian law and to ensure that its security forces take measures to protect the safety of civilians in the occupied Palestinian territories.In addition, the statement called on both sides “not to allow those who carry out such repugnant attacks to hijack the peace process and set the agenda.””The Secretary-General believes that the safety and security of the people of the Middle East is best insured by fully implementing the Quartet’s road map,” the spokesman said, referring to an outline for achieving a two-State solution put forward by the diplomatic grouping comprised of the UN, United States, Russian Federation and European Union.
Weir Minerals has launched three products from its global BDK range of industrial valves across its European region, which includes North Africa and Kazakhstan. The move sees Knife Gate, Diaphragm and Resilient-Seat Butterfly valves made available in response to demand from customers.Following the roll-out, Weir Minerals expects the products to be used in several countries in a diverse range of applications. Customers across the world use BDK valves to handle slurries in the mining and minerals industries. The BDK valve range will be supported by Weir Minerals’ established service network. Weir Minerals has more than 20 service centres across Europe, North Africa and Kazakhstan, with three openings in 2014 strengthening the on-the-ground expertise available to customers.Tony G. Locke, Managing Director of Weir Minerals Europe, said: “BDK valves have a loyal following among customers elsewhere in the world and we feel it is a natural step to respond to demand and make them available in Europe too. They are suitable for a wide range of duties, but are also compact, and because they offer low maintenance costs, the BDK valve range is an ideal choice in its field. The valves are used in a diverse range of sectors, from our core mining and minerals industries to paper, chemicals, water treatment, sugar, steel and fertiliser production”.“We have built an unrivalled network across the region to be closer to our customers and provide the advice and expertise they rightly expect. They can be assured that we will continue to invest in service offering to ensure minimum downtime and maximum efficiency from their Weir Minerals products.”Weir Minerals has planned for significant demand for BDK valves from European customers. The company’s aftermarket team has been trained in servicing the products, wherever in the region the customer is based. Weir Minerals Europe delivers end-to-end solutions for all mining, transportation, milling, processing, waste-management and comminution processes across a range of industries and in more than 30 countries.