Tekmar Energy secures multiple cable protection system contracts in China

first_imgThe company’s cable protection systems will be deployed to protect subsea array and export cables as they transition from the seabed into the foundations Tekmar Energy secures multiple cable protection system contracts in China. (Credit: Tekmar Energy Limited.) Tekmar Energy is pleased to announce multiple contracts to supply cable protection systems for the Sheyang, Qidong, and Dalian Zhuanghe offshore wind farm projects in China.The offshore wind farms have a combined total output of over 300MW, and once constructed will power over 150,000 households in the Jiangsu and Liaoning Provinces.Tekmar Energy’s cable protection systems will be deployed to protect subsea array and export cables as they transition from the seabed into the foundations.Jack Simpson, Director of Tekmar Energy said: “We are delighted to secure additional supply contracts in China. Tekmar Energy has now supplied our cable protection systems and hang-off assemblies to 15 offshore wind farm projects in the region. The new awards reflect the hard work of our team in Shanghai, China, and demonstrate the industries continued confidence in our subsea products”. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Google: Most-searched 2020 athlete was South Bend’s Ryan Newman

first_img Facebook Google: Most-searched 2020 athlete was South Bend’s Ryan Newman WhatsApp By Network Indiana – December 14, 2020 0 430 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest (95.3 MNC) Google says NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was the most-searched-for athlete of 2020.The South Bend native was in the national spotlight after surviving a horrific crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 in February.The 43-year-old driver was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.Google says search rates soared after the crash, as people looked for updates of Newman’s condition.Newman, miraculously, made a quick recovery, and checked out of the hospital just two days after the crash. Google+ IndianaLocalNews Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleMorning fire at Hickory Village ApartmentsNext articleWNIT to air program featuring story of Elkhart woman imprisoned for supporting ISIS Network Indianalast_img read more

Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2021 deadline approaching

first_imgSource: Lovingly ArtisanLovingly Artisan’s Catherine Connor receives the 2019 awardBakers now have until 31 December to enter the 2021 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.The awards, run in partnership with British Baker’s sister title The Grocer, are returning for their seventh year, supporting and celebrating the UK’s independent specialist retail market.For this year’s awards, specialist retailers, including bakers, will be judged by region rather than by category.The 2021 edition will also place greater emphasis on how retailers have adapted their business and supported their community, staff and suppliers.Food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden will return as chair of judges, along with food writer Elaine Lemm as co-chair.Shortlisted entrants will be invited to attend the ‘winners announcement’ at the Farm Shop & Deli Show in Birmingham’s NEC on Monday 12 April.Earlier this year, Cumbria bakery business Lovingly Artisan was named baker of the year for the second year running.The Kendal-based business, founded by Aidan Monks and his wife Catherine Conor, specialises in slow-fermented traditional breads made using sourdough and natural ingredients.last_img read more

Takemi Program celebrates 30 years at symposium on health systems governance

first_img Read Full Story More than two decades ago, Uche Amazigo came to the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) from Nigeria to spend a year as a fellow in the Takemi Program in International Health. A university lecturer and biologist with training in public health and parasitology, and with a specialty in tropical diseases, Amazigo had already conducted groundbreaking research on onchocerciasis, or river blindness—uncovering the social isolation, suffering, and disability caused by the disfigurement and unrelenting itching from the disease.Amazigo says her experience as a Takemi Fellow—a year of learning, researching, and thinking about policy issues—helped focus her work and transformed her career, propelling her to a global leadership role in the control of onchocerciasis. Research she worked on as a Takemi Fellow helped spur the launch of the World Health Organization’s African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (WHO/APOC) in 1995. Amazigo joined WHO in 1996 and served as director of WHO/APOC from 2005-2011. During her time there, she helped expand onchocerciasis control programs in Africa from 11 to 19 countries and pioneered a path-breaking, community-driven strategy for treating the disease with ivermectin. For her work on onchocerciasis and her leadership at APOC, Amazigo received the prestigious Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health in 2012, a major achievement in global health.last_img read more

Inside Marketing: The coffee shop craze

first_imgCertainly you’ve seen them; probably you’ve visited many yourself: little establishments with the sole purpose of selling coffee in a welcoming environment. Sometimes they sell alcohol, sometimes they sell pastries, sometimes they don’t roast their own beans. But they all have something in common: There is clearly something special about the coffee shop atmosphere, because they’re consistently popular.They don’t have to always be Starbucks—there are a lot of individual, locally owned coffeehouses, and this local feel tends to permeate the atmosphere of many of these establishments.Why are coffee shops so popular? What lessons can we draw for marketing? Here are three reasons for the coffee shop craze along with how we can use this information to our benefit in marketing. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

The NFL, the war for talent, and COVID-19

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Details Hearing the bad economic news of our nation’s high unemployment rate, credit unions might be tempted to think that no one is hiring or developing talent during the current pandemic.Nothing could be further from the truth.The war for top talent continues even now. And, companies are becoming increasingly creative in finding candidates, selecting, interviewing, onboarding, developing, and engaging talented people.We can gain insights into talent acquisition and development by reflecting on the National Football League’s 2020 Draft. For those who don’t follow football, the draft is how NFL teams acquire the best college players. An April event, the draft took place virtually this year.Hopefully, as the economy reopens, credit unions won’t need to rely on virtual talent acquisition in such a big way as the NFL did this year. However, you may still find you want to blend virtual talent management tools with traditional techniques at times. Here are some observations from the 2020 virtual NFL Draft that may apply to your 2020 talent efforts:Continue to hire top talent, even when this must be done virtually. The shortcomings of virtual hiring in the credit union industry are not dissimilar to what the NFL experienced. Technology can fail. Remote interactions can feel impersonal. And building a robust candidate pool virtually can be more challenging. Credit unions need to find a way to overcome these issues. No one wants to miss the opportunity to hire the next Walter Payton, especially if something as simple as a videoconference would have made that possible.Hire stars who will work together well. After all, if your quarterback throws a great pass but no one can catch it, you can’t win the game. Some companies look to hire groups of people who have previously worked together successfully.Hire great leaders, too. In addition to individual stars, the NFL relies on great coaches and general managers to bring everyone together. Similarly, credit unions need really good people in their C-suites, in addition to top lenders and marketers.Be creative in your onboarding. The more interconnected a new hire or promoted staffer needs to become with various work groups at your credit union, the longer it will take to integrate that person into the new role. As the economy tentatively reopens, remember that you can use virtual meeting and learning tools to help build your team.The players who were drafted by NFL teams in April will participate in the league’s virtual off-season to get ready to (hopefully) play in person this fall. Likewise, virtual—and, hopefully soon, in-person—learning opportunities will help you prepare talent for top performance. You also have a special opportunity right now for a 45-day free trial of all of the educational and networking benefits of CUES membership. In all, staying keenly focused on talent management will help your credit union win the war for talent and better serve members now and into the future.last_img read more

Arsenal’s opening offer for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney is embarrassing, claims John Hartson

first_imgArsenal’s opening offer for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney is embarrassing, claims John Hartson Advertisement Advertisement Carl Jenkinson is one of four players Arsenal have offered in exchange for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney (Picture: Getty)Taking to Twitter, Hartson, who played for both Arsenal and Celtic during his playing career, said: ‘My old club Arsenal testing the waters with reported £15m bid for Kieran Tierney.‘Celtic don’t want to sell besides that in this current market £15m is an embarrassment to the player and his ability.’Arsenal have also seen a £44m offer for Sampdoria duo Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet rejected by the Serie A club, while their attempts to sell players regarded as surplus to requirements by Emery have shown no signs of progress.Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have generated no formal interest, but the likes of Hector Bellerin and Lucas Torreira, who Arsenal have no intention of selling, are being monitored by Atletico Madrid and AC Milan.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal  Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 22 Jun 2019 3:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link27Shares Unai Emery has sanctioned Arsenal’s move for Celtic star Kieran Tierney (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s opening offer for Celtic star Kieran Tierney has been branded ’embarrassing’ by John Hartson.With Nacho Monreal due to turn 34 in February and Sead Kolasinac’s position in the team likely to be compromised by Unai Emery’s intention to return to a flat back four, the Spaniard has sanctioned a move for the Scotland international left-back.Emery’s transfer budget has been heavily restricted as a result of his failure to secure Champions League qualification and Arsenal have already seen moves for wingers Yannick Carrasco and Ryan Fraser stall having struggled to agree fees with Dalian Yifang and Bournemouth, respectively.AdvertisementAdvertisementSimilarly, Celtic are reported to have knocked back an initial bid of £15m plus one of Carl Jenkinson, Jordi Osei-Tutu, Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah in exchange and are holding out for an offer closer to their £25m valuation.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Commentlast_img read more

May Jobs That Pay Update: Attracting Employers, Bolstering a Competitive Workforce, Improving Infrastructure

first_img Economy,  Education,  Environment,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Jobs That Pay,  PAsmart,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Transportation,  Workforce Development This month, Governor Wolf continued to welcome expanding companies to the Keystone State, launched numerous partnerships to provide critical skills to tomorrow’s workforce, and announced nearly a billion dollars in projects to improve Pennsylvania’s infrastructure and air quality.Attracting Employers and Creating New JobsThe commonwealth continued to welcome companies seeking to expand their manufacturing footprint in a location that can provide the talent and resources necessary for long term growth.This month, Governor Wolf announced business expansion plans and small business loan approvals that will help create and retain nearly 1,000 jobs across the commonwealth.Bolstering a Competitive WorkforceSince taking office, Governor Wolf has made it a priority to support programs that prepare Pennsylvanians for 21st century jobs that pay.Building on that effort, the governor announced workforce development programs have supported the training of more than 120,000 workers since the start of the Wolf Administration.In addition, the governor launched a new fellowship program to partner university students with local manufacturers and announced $2 million to support more than 600 summer internship programs across Pennsylvania.Improving Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure and EnvironmentOver the last month, Governor Wolf announced more than $921 million in projects to improve roads, bridges, public transportation, and water infrastructure across Pennsylvania. In addition, the governor announced more than $118 million in new grant and rebate programs, funded by the U.S. EPA settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, to improve air quality in the Keystone State.Highlights from April – May 2018Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Increase Welding Training Opportunities in Bedford and Somerset CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces $60 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 12 CountiesGovernor Wolf Celebrates Revitalization at Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Highline in PittsburghPennsylvania Submits Nominations for Qualified Opportunity Zones to U.S. Department of TreasuryGovernor Wolf Announces Administration’s Efforts Helped More Than 2,000 Companies Train Their Existing WorkforcePennsylvania Investing More Than $2.8 Million to Expand Summer Internship ProgramsWolf Administration Previews 2018 Northeastern Region Construction Season, Highlights Recycled Asphalt Paving ProgramWolf Administration Previews 2018 Indiana-based Region Construction Season, Highlights ProjectsGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of USSC Group, Creation of More Than 240 Manufacturing Jobs in Chester CountyGovernor Wolf Announces IRIS USA Expanding into Pennsylvania and Creating 95 New Jobs in Luzerne CountyGovernor Wolf Highlights PAsmart Workforce Proposal at Monroe Career and Technical InstituteGovernor Wolf Launches New Fellowship Program to Connect Students and Manufacturers to Advance Innovation in PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces New Small Business Loan Approvals for Eight Projects in Six Counties, Supporting Nearly 700 JobsGovernor Wolf Announces Grant for New Manufacturing Training Program in the Lehigh ValleyGovernor Wolf: 82 Improvement Projects to Bolster Public Transit, Communities Across PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces $2 Million in Business Education Partnership Grants for In-Demand JobsGovernor Wolf Announces $118 Million Volkswagen Settlement to Fund New Air Pollution Reduction ProgramGovernor Wolf Announces New Funding to Expand Machining, Welding Training Programs in Northwest PennsylvaniaHighlights from Instagram By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf May Jobs That Pay Update: Attracting Employers, Bolstering a Competitive Workforce, Improving Infrastructure May 16, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

French, local forces kill three gunmen in northern Niger raid

first_imgRelated Gunmen attempt to rescue Islamist militants in Niger French and Niger forces killed three gunmen in a convoy carrying drugs and heavy weapons in Niger close to the Libyan border, the French army said on Monday, as its troops step up efforts to stop militants crisscrossing the Sahel-Sahara region.Paris, which has led efforts to push back Islamist fighters in the region since intervening in its former colony Mali in 2013, has deployed thousands of troops across West Africa to form a counter-terrorism force and prevent trafficking in the region.The army said in a statement that on May 14 two pick-up trucks attempted to force their way through a checkpoint set up by about 200 French and Niger troops.“The occupants of the vehicles attempted to drive through and responded to warning shots by violently opening fire,” it said. “Amid the fighting, three people in the convoy were killed and three others were captured and handed to the Niger army.”It said 1.5 tonnes of drugs and weapons, including submachine guns, were recovered as well as communications equipment.France has set up a base at Madama in northern Niger to monitor the Salvador Pass trafficking route that leads from southern Libya to northern Mali.More than 3,000 French troops are now operating out of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad — countries straddling the vast arid Sahel band — with the aim of stamping out Islamist fighters across the region.The French operation, dubbed Barkhane after the name of a kind of sand dune formed by desert winds, has set up its headquarters in the Chadian capital N’Djamena, but also placed an outpost in northern Chad about 200 km from the Libyan border.French officials have said for several months they are concerned by events in Libya, warning that the political void in the north is creating favourable conditions for al Qaeda-linked fighters to regroup in the barren south of the country.They have also said that failure to conclude a peace deal between the Malian government and separatist rebels is helping traffickers restore their previous networks in the region.– (Reuters) Gunmen Attack UN Base in Northern Mali Nigeria: Niger Delta Gunmen Kill Ninelast_img read more

CARPHA issues warning ahead of influenza season

first_imgHealthLifestyleNewsRegional CARPHA issues warning ahead of influenza season by: Caribbean Media Corporation – January 31, 2015 Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Marion Bullock DuCassePORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning Caribbean people to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses.CARPHA said that the seasonal influenza affects many thousands of people in the region annually and as the 2015 season approaches, it is advising that persons practice good hygiene measures, including covering your mouth with a tissue or handkerchief, or using your elbow, when sneezing or coughing as well as safely disposing of used tissues.CARPHA executive director Dr. James Hospedales, said that the “primary form of influenza transmission is through interpersonal contact.“Given elevated flu activity in the United States, combined with the high travel season to the Caribbean, it is important that persons take the necessary steps now, to protect themselves and their loved ones from the flu,” he added.His warning comes as health authorities in Jamaica say they are closely monitoring the outbreak of measles in the United States and Mexico and are urging parents to have their children immunized for the disease.Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse said Jamaica is monitoring the situation in North America where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has reported 84 cases during the first 28 days of the year.“Despite this, we have seen how diseases can cross borders, and so we have to ensure that we keep a close watch on the situation in the US and any other country where measles cases occur,” Dr Bullock DuCasse said in a statement.“All Jamaicans are, therefore, urged to ensure that they and their children are protected,” she added.The most common symptoms of measles include fever, conjunctivitis or sore eyes, and a runny nose. Patients could also suffer from small white spots, which usually develop inside the mouth, a harsh dry cough, reduced appetite, tiredness, aches and pains.“Measles is caused by a virus and is highly contagious. It is spread through direct contact and through the air,” said the Ministry of Health, noting that complications include pneumonia and can lead to death.But Dr Bullock DuCasse said Jamaica has been free of endemic or local transmission of measles since 1991 and said this is because of the country’s expanded immunisation programme.CARPHA said that the most effective way to prevent the disease or severe outcomes from the illness is vaccination.“Safe and effective vaccines have been available and used for more than 60 years. Among healthy adults, influenza vaccine can prevent 70 to 90 per cent of influenza-specific illness. Among the elderly, the vaccine reduces severe illnesses and complications by up to 60 per cent and deaths by 80 per cent,” CARPHA said.It said that most deaths associated with influenza occur among people age 65 or older. 201 Views   no discussionslast_img read more