Archer Knight intros new subsea intelligence platform

first_imgArcher Knight has rolled out a new software-as-a-service platform to make it easier for subsea companies to win more business. “What they’re getting is high-quality data, in a user-friendly format, which can be widely shared across their business. There are no restrictive licensing arrangements above the initial subscription. We believe Flowline really breaks the mould.” “But with so much news and activity surrounding the subsea industry, it’s harder than ever to find a way to cut through the noise. Technology has a powerful role to play and we believe Flowline brings something completely different to the market. The SaaS platform applies Archer Knight’s in-depth analysis of the market, aided by engagement with a 50,000 strong global network of contacts, to give users a detailed real-time view of the subsea market.” Sheret added: “For subscribers, Flowline will be a company’s own digital ‘employee’, giving them impartial intelligence and backed by the data and analysis from our team of subsea professionals.” It also gives users regular alerts on subsea appointments, project updates, new contracts, and other industry intelligence. Particularly, Flowline offers companies a way to save time, as well as drive down the costs and the carbon footprint. The platform gives companies from the subsea supply chain greater insight into where they can find the most profitable opportunities.center_img David Sheret explained: Particularly in the current climate, with the low oil price and COVID-19 putting restrictions on conducting everyday business “Market intelligence is absolutely essential to the subsea industry, especially in the current climate. Companies need access to trustworthy data that enables them to make better decisions. They need greater insight into the key performing indicators within the subsea sector in order to focus their efforts where it counts.” The software allows users to track vessel & asset activity, individual companies, or specific countries. The Aberdeen-based subsea market intelligence and consultancy firm, formed by Mike Watson & David Sheret, has launched Flowline.last_img read more

Florida To Start Reopening on May 4; Three Counties Excluded

first_imgFlorida’s Governor Ron DeSantis has outlined his plans for reopening of the state which will begin on Monday, May 4. DeSantis said that the reopening of the state will be in three phases, but for phase one, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, which have been hardest hit by the coronavirus, are not include. Bars, gyms, hair salons and movie theaters will remain closed until the next phase of reopening. Visits to nursing homes are also still prohibited. Beginning May 4, Florida restaurants and retail stores can reopen at 25% of their capacity. Restaurants can use outdoor seating if the tables are six-feet apart. “Dade, Broward and Palm Beach are very important to Florida’s future,” DeSantis said. “We want to get them going. I think we have a good path to do it. But it’s going to be on a little bit different timetable than the rest of the state.” People are still being advised to follow the CDC social distancing guidelines when out in public. Wearing a mask is also still standard but residents won’t be fined for not wearing them. As some counties in Florida have already reopened recreational venues with strict guidelines, DeSantis, on Wednesday, announced the first phase of reopening for the entire state. The three counties, which comprise South Florida, have been responsible for 60% of the state’s COVID-19 cases. DeSantis said that the three states are still trending upwards, in terms of positive cases and deaths, and thus they cannot be included in the phase one reopening. The recommendations were made by the specially appointed task force, who also received input from Florida’s residents. As of Wednesday night, the state had surpassed 33,000 cases of coronavirus.last_img read more

Olympia Council Seeks Members For Advisory Committees

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City Of OlympiaPositions Open on Four Citizen-Member Advisory CommitteesThe Olympia City Council is accepting applications for vacancies on four citizen-member, volunteer advisory committees.  The groups usually meet in the evening.Arts Commission – 1 positionDesign Review Board – 1 position for a person with a Heritage or Historical Architecture backgroundHeritage Commission – 2 vacanciesUtility Advisory Committee – 1 vacancyThe application form is posted on the City’s website, olympiawa.gov, as is information about each committee.  To be considered, submit your completed application by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7.  Interviews with the City Council’s 3-person General Government Committee are tentatively scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, August 14.Questions?  Contact Cathie Butler, Communications Manager, 360.753.8361, [email protected]last_img read more

The changing face of Soweto

first_imgOnce a dusty, dry and forgotten dormitory for South Africa’s “city of gold”, Soweto is staking its claim to Johannesburg’s riches.The Orlando Towers have become a main attraction in Soweto, mainly for the extreme-sports activities taking place there. (Image: South African Tourism Flickr)Brand South Africa ReporterOnce a dusty, dry and forgotten dormitory for South Africa’s “city of gold”, Soweto is staking its claim to Johannesburg’s riches. At the same time, it is becoming a vibrant, sustainable and economically active city in its own right.Street hawkers unpacking their stock on the side of the road, pedestrians walking to and from work, taxis hooting for passengers and schoolchildren laughing as they walk to school – this is a typical morning in Soweto.Over the years, Soweto has risen from the apartheid era rubble to being one of South Africa’s main tourist destinations. The township has transformed; once consisting of mainly matchbox houses and dusty roads, today it has middle class and even upper class housing.A number of high-rise buildings, malls and shopping centres can also be spotted, another feature that contributes greatly to the changing look of the area.The streets are tarred and most households have access to running water and electricity. Yet a united community is still embraced, and the principle “it takes a whole village to raise a child” is still applied in many parts.And there is a concerted effort to green the once dusty brown area. According to the City of Joburg’s Region D manager for programmes and strategy, Lali Mohlabane, in the last financial year, three mini-parks in Naledi, Meadowlands and Freedom Park were built.LufherengDevelopment is keeping pace. Progress is steadily being made on the Lufhereng project, a mixed-use, mixed-income township situated west of Dobsonville. Already, families have moved into more than a thousand RDP houses. Once complete, it is expected to yield 24 500 homes, with schools, clinics, sports fields and recreational amenities making up a sustainable community.The project will include a significant component of urban agriculture, through small-scale intensive urban agriculture open-field plots, hydroponic farming units and fish breeding schemes.Soweto TheatreMeanwhile, 30% of construction is completed on the long-awaited Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, the first of its kind for a South African township. When complete, the theatre will comprise a 420-seat main venue with an end stage, furnished with wings and buttresses; two smaller venues of 180 and 90 seats; an indoor foyer serving all three venues; multilevel change rooms; storage rooms; and a greenroom.“We are expecting it to be finished by November this year, if all goes according to plan,” Mohlabane said. “The theatre will provide job opportunities for artists, actors, waiters and waitresses and cleaning staff.”The building of the Soweto Theatre is part of a fully fledged business and residential node planned for the suburb of Jabulani, which will include cluster homes, a technikon and a fire station.The precinct will have a R320-million shopping mall, the 300-bed Jabulani Provincial Hospital, and a residential area with three- to five-storey walk-up apartment blocks. Unit prices are expected to range between R300 000 and R500 000.Orlando EkhayaIn 2010, Heroes Bridge was completed at Orlando Ekhaya, a complex under construction in the Sowetan suburb of Power Park. The complex will take up 300 hectares of land, consisting of 30 000 square metres of retail and office space, in the possible seven floors to be created in the power station building. Some 60ha of land is to be allocated to conservation space.There are to be three levels of shops and restaurants within the old power station, with a townhouse complex behind it, and a bird sanctuary and a walkway around the dam, with jetties for water sports.The development will link the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus across the road, in particular with the distinctive koppies behind the main campus, where trails are laid out.Other developments in the region include an emergency shelter in Tladi, and Rea Vaya, the flagship Bus Rapid Transit public transport system.“Rea Vaya came and changed the whole aesthetic structure of Soweto,” Mohlabane said. “The people are really using the buses so we cannot complain in that regard.”Soweto is also home to the world’s biggest hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Diepkloof. In addition, there are a number of provincial hospitals and City clinics. There are two private clinics, Tshepo-Themba Clinic in Meadowlands and Lesedi Clinic in Diepkloof.And there is the four-star Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square in Kliptown and a number of bed-and-breakfasts. Along the famous Vilakazi Street, there are well-known restaurants, including Nambitha and Sakhumzi.ChallengesThough the region continues to make significant progress, there are still minor issues that are a continual thorn in the side of its administrators, including: illegal dumping, decaying buildings, blocked sewages and rehabilitation of streets.“To a large extent, communities are to blame for not using properly the equipment that the City has entrusted them with,” Mohlabane said. “Take illegal dumping, for an example; there really is no reason for it, because each household was given a 340-litre bin and our people from Pikitup collect waste on a weekly basis without fail.”Soweto – Johannesburg’s Region D – comprises of a number of suburbs, including: Diepkloof, Meadowlands, Freedom Park, Devland, Naturena, Meredale, Dobsonville, Greater Soweto and parts of Protea Glen. Dominating languages in the region are Zulu, Xhosa, seSotho and Tswana.According to Mohlabane, a large part of Soweto’s economy is informal. “A lot of people in this area who are unemployed operate some kind of informal businesses from their homes or street corners.”Source: City of JohannesburgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

a month agoArsenal players unhappy with Emery methods

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal players unhappy with Emery methodsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal players are unhappy with the methods of manager Unai Emery.The Mirror says a large number of Arsenal players remain unconvinced by Unai Emery’s tactics and struggle to understand his instructions at times.The Gunners lay fourth in the table after six games – the lowest position in which they hope to finish the season.Emery’s task is to bring back Champions League football to Emirates Stadium, which he failed to achieve last term, and the next test comes against Manchester United on Monday night.Arsenal have not won at Old Trafford since 2006 and, despite three wins on the bounce for the north London side, there is a familiar sense of anxiety among supporters.That rings true of the players also.It claims that Arsenal players have been worried about tactics, such as the decision to play a narrow back-four against Liverpool in August despite the European champions’ talent on the wings. last_img read more

Ohio State, Notre Dame Set To Meet In Fiesta Bowl

first_imgAn Ohio State player tackling a Notre Dame player.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Wide receiver Chris Brown #2 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs with the football against safety Vonn Bell #11 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (back) and cornerback Eli Apple #13 (front) during the third quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Neither Ohio State nor Notre Dame will have a chance to play for a national title this year, but the Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish did still qualify for a New Year’s Six bowl game. Sunday afternoon, ESPN announced that OSU and ND, the No. 7 and No. 8 ranked teams in the country, will play in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day. The Big Ten’s Rose Bowl bid went to Iowa – the nation’s fifth-ranked team – instead of Ohio State.Regardless, it should be a fantastic contest between two historic programs. In fact, it may be the most intriguing matchup outside the playoff.The Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish are headed to the @BattleFrogUS #FiestaBowl! @OhioStAthletics @NDFootball pic.twitter.com/PYsPIHzbjM— Fiesta Bowl (@Fiesta_Bowl) December 6, 2015You can see the entire College Football Playoff rankings here.last_img read more

Vandals strike North Peace Museum

first_imgSjoblom said that the RCMP have been notified about the break-ins, but that they told her there’s not much they can do without surveillance footage or eyewitness reports. She said that the break-ins could be attributed to homeless persons nearby. Sjoblom said that this isn’t the first time the museum has been the victim of a break-in, saying that the last occurrence took place several years ago.Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Officials with the North Peace Museum are shaking their heads after two of the museum’s heritage exhibit buildings were broken in to over the weekend. Museum Curator Heather Sjoblom said that staff became aware of the break-in, which occurred on Saturday or Sunday, early Monday morning. She said that at least one person broke into the Allan House, the museum’s newest building, by pulling off the piece of plywood covering the doorway of the house. Sjoblom said that luckily the house is currently being restored, and that the vandals did no damage to the house’s interior, which has yet to be restored. However, she said that vandals did punch or kick in a panel on the front door of the Paddy Carroll/Peck Cabin to open the door’s deadbolt. Once again, Sjoblom said that the interior of the home wasn’t damaged due to its exhibits being displayed behind a chainlink fence. But, she said that the home’s front door will need to be replaced at an estimated cost of between $200 and $400. last_img read more

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign is back

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign is back supporting local charities.Tim Horton’s Annual Smile Cookie Campaign runs from September 16th through to September 22nd, 2019.For one week, restaurant owners donate the full $1 from every freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie purchased to support the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation. “The real magic behind the Smile Cookie campaign is the local impact, and we’re excited to be able to support local charities, hospitals and community programs again this year. Our guests, restaurant owners and their team members can feel incredibly proud knowing that the money raised during the campaign directly supports local Tim Hortons communities,” said Mike Hancock, Chief Operating Officer of Tim Hortons.To join in on the Smile Cookie conversation, you can also;Use the hashtag #SmileCookie  Tag or follow us on Instagram @TimHortons  Tag or follow us on Twitter @TimHortons  Like us on Facebook Tim Hortons  Subscribe to us on YouTube @TimHortons  Visit TimHortons.com/smilecookie for a list of local charities benefiting from the Smile Cookielast_img read more

US waitress fired after reporting a mother who was drinking and

first_imgSidi Ifni- A waitress in the United Sates was dismissed after she called the police to report a woman who was breastfeeding her baby and drinking alcohol.Jackie Conners, an Arkansas waitress, was dismissed after reporting to police a woman who was drinking while breastfeeding her 7 month old daughter.Jackie Conners, who worked at a Gusano’s Pizzeria, spotted 28-year-old Tasha Adams ordering alcoholic drinks and simultaneously breastfeeding her 7-month-old daughter. The mother’s actions are “unacceptable,” Conners was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying.“Me, being a mom, and just seeing something like that and seeing a baby that can’t speak for itself, having a parent do something like that is just unacceptable,” she added.According to the Daily Mail, police rushed to the bar and arrested Tasha Nicole Adams, who is mother of three.The 28 year-old woman was convicted of causing harm to a minor, and she is expected to appear in court in January.But the pizzeria immediately fired the waitress.“Conners’ termination had nothing to do with the breastfeeding incident,” a manager at the restaurant was quoted by ArkansasMatters as saying.But the waitress argues that she was fired because she “took matter into her own hands.”The mother claimed that she did not do anything wrong.“I am really a normal person,” she was quoted by the same source as saying.Pregnant mothers are warned against drinking consuming alcoholic drinks for fear of bringing about birth defects.Adams reiterated that she did not commit anything horrible and that her family is all that she cares about.“I just want everyone to know I am not a horrible person. I have a family to take care of, and that’s all I care about,” she said.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more