Thursday, 20 April 2017

A Rising Star in Falmouth

Four weeks ago Anita Parbhakar-Fox, husband Nathan, and their two sons, arrived in Cape Town to present papers at Process Mineralogy '17. They had been severely delayed on their long flights from Tasmania-Melbourne-Singapore-Johannesburg-Cape Town, as Nathan had to return to Tasmania to collect the children's birth certificates.
Anita and family relaxing at the Vineyard Hotel after their epic journey
This is a good opportunity to remind any of you who are travelling to a Cape Town conference, and bringing your family for a holiday in this beautiful area, that the immigration rules introduced by South Africa in June 2015 require parents travelling with children (under 18) to show the child’s full unabridged birth certificate, which should list the child’s details and both parents’ details.
Anita is a great networker, one of the reasons that we chose her as one of MEI's Rising Stars, and all this week she and Nathan have been in Cornwall, as guests of Process Mineralogy '17 sponsor Petrolab, based in Redruth. The University of Tasmania and Petrolab are collaborators on a project funded by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, aimed at refining test procedures to assist the mining industry with prediction and management of acid rock drainage. This was initiated via a meeting at Process Mineralogy '14.
It was great to catch up with Anita and Nathan together with James Strongman and Chris Brough, of Petrolab, this lunchtime at the Gylly Beach Cafe, on Falmouth's Gyllyngvase Beach, opposite MEI's conference venue the St. Michael's Hotel.
Gyllyngvase Beach with Nathan, Anita, Chris and James
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