Exxon Mobil rep discusses the future of energy

first_imgVice president and treasurer of Exxon Mobil Corp. Robert Schleckser spoke at the Mendoza College of Business on Friday as the first of seven lecturers for the one-credit course “Notre Dame Ten Years Hence Speaker Series: The Future of Energy.”The series aims to “explore issues, ideas and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade,” according to Mendoza’s website. Schleckser, a Notre Dame graduate who earned a degree in chemical engineering, said investments his oil company makes will cause effects well beyond the year 2040. Gas companies are looking and planning ahead in a world suffering from an energy crisis and unprecedented human population growth, he said. “There is no purpose in us to be self-serving … because we look at the prospect of getting a good return over time,” Schleckser said. Schleckser said Exxon believes in “letting market force dictate the solution” to the environmental issues. Since “global progress drives demand,” he said he considers the world’s expected population growth. There are approximately 7 billion people in the world right now, but by the year 2040, the world population is expected to be 9 billion, Schleckser said. Energy consumption is also expected to change due to global urbanization and the growth of major cities. The energy consumption for a person living in an urban area is about three times as high as it is for someone living in a rural area, Schleckser said. As the world continues to become more urban, Schleckser said energy use is expected to increase.“[The goal is] to grow the economy without changing the amount of energy used,” he said. “[Because] as much energy as the world uses today in total … the largest source of new energy is saving the energy that we are using today.” Schleckser said this goal is achievable by making the process of transmitting energy more efficient and by increasing the percentage of energy that comes from cleaner sources. He said vehicle efficiency is expected to increase to 45 miles per gallon by 2040. Projections that extend to 2040 show that energy demands will increase along with population growth and urbanization, Schleckser said, but saving energy and increasing the efficiency of technology are important to creating a sustainable future. Tags: Ten Years Hencelast_img read more

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K&E Plastics expands in Bennington

first_imgK&E Plastics has recently acquired the former Miller Structures Building in the Morse Industrial Park in Bennington, according to the Bennington County Industrial Corp. The new facility is approximately 3 times larger than K&E Plastics current facility in Arlington. The larger facility provides the foundation for K&E Plastics to expand current relationships and develop new relationships in the core markets the company serves.  This reaffirms BCIC’s strategy of retaining and expanding local businesses, according to Peter Odierna Executive Director of BCIC. In addition, K&E Plastics is increasingly serving the emerging composites sector, thus building of the supply chain of this important component of our local economy.‘The decision by K&E Plastics to move its manufacturing operation to Bennington is a byproduct of the hard work done by BCIC. I’m encouraged by this recent news and believe that this addition to our industrial portfolio will help continue our mission to position Bennington as the economic center for the region. Congratulations to Eric and all the employees at K&E; we are thrilled to be able to call Bennington the home of such quality products”, said Michael Harrington of the Town of Bennington.K&E has specialized in plastics machining for over 46 years. In that time we have machined parts for a wide range of customers – from some of the biggest companies in the world to individual inventors and hobbyists. We machine custom plastic parts for aerospace, automotive, communication, elevator, medical, military, power-generation, sporting goods, and the OEM markets; among others. We machine alltypes of thermoplastics and thermosets from sheet, tube , rod, or an existing shape or profile.last_img read more

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VDH COVID-19 Update: 68 cases associated with Winooski outbreak

first_imgTotal people recovered Deaths+ 14 People completed monitoring Hospitalized under investigation *Includes testing conducted at the Health Department Laboratory, commercial labs and other public health labs.+Death occurring in persons known to have COVID-19. Death certificate may be pending.  Hospitalization data is provided by the Vermont Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition and is based on hospitals updating this information.Find more information on new data dashboard at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external) by clicking on the map of Vermont. To allow time for analysts to verify an increasing volume of data, the dashboard will be updated no later than 12:00 p.m.Guidance for VermontersIf you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the hospital.If you are having even mild symptoms of COVID-19(link is external), call your health care provider.Most information is available online: Visit our Frequently Asked Questions(link is external).New questions added include:Why is the Health Department measuring blood oxygen levels in people who test positive for COVID-19?What can I wear if my health or work environment doesn’t allow me to wear a cloth face mask or covering?Do I need to quarantine in Vermont if I don’t make any stops along the way?Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet and wear a mask when near others(link is external).Registration Open for Food DistributionRegistration is open for meal distribution sites in the month of June. Those who register are given a window of time to pick up Farmers to Families meals at designated sites around the state. This change will streamline the process of pick-up, and help planners assess the ongoing need for such services. To find a location and register visit: https://humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help(link is external)Keep a List of Your Close ContactsHealth officials suggest that Vermonters keep a journal of contacts – a list of other people with whom you have been in close contact with each day. If you get sick, this will make it easier to get in touch with those people and so they can take precautions to prevent further spread of COVID-19, including being tested if recommended.Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental HealthConcerns about our health and finances during the pandemic, and the unsettled state of national affairs, has left many of us feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless.If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs emotional support, help is available 24/7:Call your local mental health crisis line(link is external) Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(link is external) at 1-800-273-8255Text VT to 741741 to talk with someone at the Crisis Text Line(link is external).For more information visit healthvermont.gov/suicide(link is external). Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)June 9, 2020New information is in redFind this update at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external) by clicking the “See the Latest Update” button.Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s updated COVID-19 web and data pageshealthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external).Outbreak UpdateThe Health Department continues to work with local officials and community partners to test residents and trace contacts in an effort to contain the COVID-19 outbreak that emerged recently in Winooski.The outbreak is now known to include people in neighboring Burlington. As of Monday evening, a total of 68 cases are thought to be associated with the outbreak.As Health Department teams reach out to close contacts of COVID-19 cases, people report they are doing everything they can to prevent further spread.While outbreaks can cause fear and uncertainty, Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, emphasized that they can happen anywhere. This is simply the nature of the virus.“No matter who you are or where you live, you can still walk the streets of Winooski and Burlington, or in any other community in Vermont,” Dr. Levine said. “Yes, the virus is still among us, but remains at very low levels across the state, and we want to keep it that way.”Vermonters should continue to wear a face covering, keep a 6-foot distance from others, wash their hands often and stay home if they are sick.The department is offering additional testing every day this week. More than 2,000 specimens have been collected at the pop-up test sites that have been running in Winooski and Burlington.Test sites are currently scheduled through June 26. Find locations and make an appointment to be tested at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups(link is external) or by calling 2-1-1.Protest Safely and Get TestedWe support Vermonters engaging in public protests and other civic activities, and ask all who are participating to get tested for COVID-19. Getting tested is important for your health, your family’s health and anyone you may you interact with in the near future.Find a pop-up test site near you by visiting https://humanresources.vermont.gov/popups(link is external)While you are out, please wear a face covering or mask and as much as possible, maintain 6-foot distance between yourself and others. If you’re sick, take action from home.Testing InformationCOVID-19 Pop-Up Test Sites People who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 can make an appointment to be tested for the virus at pop-up sites located throughout the state to test for the virus.Sites are currently scheduled through June 26. Find locations and make an appointment to be tested at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups(link is external). You can also call 2-1-1 or 802-828-2828. All clinics operate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.The University of Vermont and Champlain College are offering specimen collection this week for returning students.We especially encourage health care workers, first responders, child care providers, and people returning to Vermont – such as college students, people who winter out of state and second home owners – to consider being tested.Vermonters With Even Mild Symptoms Should Call Their Doctor to Be TestedPeople with even mild symptoms(link is external) are encouraged to call their health care provider to get tested. This includes parents of children who have possible symptoms. Your health care provider will ensure you receive proper care and treatment.If you don’t have a health care provider: Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a community or hospital-connected clinic(link is external).New on healthvermont.gov(link is external)Dashboard Data UpdatesTESTING: Two new graphs were added to the Data Dashboard: A line graph of the cumulative number of total people tested by day, and a bar graph of the number of people tested by day. You can find both under the “People Tested” tab.Today’s graph is through June 8 (1,430 tests). The highwater mark was on May 22 (1,700).NEW CASES: You can also now see the number of new cases reported each day (under Total Cases on the main tab, 44.228 as of June 8).Find the dashboard at healthvermont.gov/currentactivity(link is external). Have questions? Click on “About Data Dashboard” to learn more.Traveler InformationThe Health Department’s travel web page(link is external) providing Vermonters and visitors with travel-related information and guidance, including for quarantining and testing.Anyone coming to Vermont is strongly encouraged to sign up for daily symptom check reminders(link is external).The symptom check reminders, called Sara Alert, is not a contact tracing system. It is not GPS-based, so it does not monitor a person’s movements or track their location.College students returning to Burlington can also use this web page as a resource — along with the city’s Supportive Quarantine Pilot Program(link is external) — and sign up for Sara Alert.      Case InformationCurrent COVID-19 Activity in VermontAs of 12 p.m. on June 9, 2020Total cases* 44,228 1,084(9 new) 923 57 People being monitored 901 55 2 Currently hospitalized People testedlast_img read more

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VSP: Search continues near Lake Iroquois for suspect in vehicle pursuit

first_imgVermont State Police Following continued investigation, police have determined that Tuesday morning’s motor-vehicle pursuit, which ended with the driver fleeing on foot near Lake Iroquois in Williston, is a separate incident from Monday night’s shooting at the Maple Tree Place shopping plaza.Both investigations remain active and ongoing.Investigators received a description of a vehicle involved in the shooting as a white van. Tuesday morning, the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department attempted to stop a white van for speeding on Interstate 89 in Richmond, and the operator accelerated and led police on a pursuit that ended at Lake Iroquois. The operator fled on foot.The driver is described as a heavyset white man with a scruffy beard. He was last seen wearing blue shorts and no shirt.A multi-agency search is under way for the man. Law enforcement agencies involved include the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department, Colchester Police Department, Hinesburg Police Department, Richmond Police Department, Vermont State Police, Williston Police Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.Residents in the area of Lake Iroquois have been advised of the ongoing police activity and have been asked to remain aware of their surroundings. They remain free to come and go as they please. Police will continue to provide regular patrols in the area.The case involving the vehicle pursuit is being led by the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department.The shooting investigation is being led by the Williston Police Department and remains active and ongoing. No one appears to have been injured as a result of the incident.Anyone with information or tips that might be relevant to these cases is asked to call the Vermont State Police in Williston at 802-878-7111.***Initial news release, 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020***Police are searching for a man near Lake Iroquois in Williston who might be connected to a shooting late Monday in at the Maple Tree Place plaza.The incident began at 10:19 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2020, when the Williston Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting near Best Buy in Maple Tree Place. The Vermont State Police, Richmond Police Department and Williston Fire Department were dispatched to assist. Witnesses reported several shots fired, possibly an exchange of gunfire between two people, and that the individuals involved had fled before police arrived. (A separate news release from Williston police provides further details.)At 8:14 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, a deputy with the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department became involved with a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 89 involving a vehicle that might have had a connection to Monday night’s shooting. The pursuit was terminated near Lake Iroquois in Williston, where two of the three occupants of the vehicle were questioned and released. A third man in the vehicle fled on foot.Police are actively searching in the vicinity of the lake for the suspect. There is a heavy police presence in the area. Members of the public are advised to be cautious if they live in or are passing through the area, or to take alternate routes.The Williston Police Department remains the lead investigative agency.Updates will be provided as new information becomes available.Source: WILLISTON, Vermont (Tuesday, July 14, 2020) — Vermont State Policelast_img read more

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Gov. Kelly issues statewide order limiting religious service gathering size; Renner, College boulevards in Lenexa getting mill and overlay

first_imgGov. Kelly issues statewide order capping religious services to groups of 10, JoCo already had size cap in placeGov. Laura Kelly has mandated that religious services and funerals in the state be limited to 10 people after state officials identified three coronavirus clusters related to church gatherings. Kelly made the announcement on Tuesday. Her new order takes effect at noon Wednesday, just days before Easter.“This was a difficult decision and could not come at a more disappointing time,” Kelly said.Johnson County had already issued a size limit on religious gatherings as part of its stay-at-home order, which was put in place a week before the governor issued her statewide order. The state and county clarified last week that the county’s size limit on church services and other religious gatherings was still in effect even though the initial statewide order had made religious gathering exempt.[Kansas limits size of church services heading into Easter — Associated Press]Lenexa approves mill and overlay projects on Renner, College boulevardsThe Lenexa city council on Tuesday evening unanimously approved proposals for two mill and overlay projects for a combined $3.8 million of improvements.The city awarded a mill and overlay project bid to Superior Bowen for $1,478,437.20 for the stretch of Renner Boulevard between 87th Street Parkway and Prairie Star Parkway, and the stretch of College Boulevard from Lackman Road to Renner Boulevard.The project qualifies for Johnson County’s County Assistance Road System funding and is part of the city’s 2020 Pavement Management Program.Lenexa will cover 50% of costs (about $739,000), and CARS funding will cover the other 50%.The project consists of a 2-inch mill and asphalt overlay, repairs of deteriorated curb and gutter, and replacement of accessible ramps where needed. The work is anticipated to begin in late April and be completed in late summer or early fall.The city also awarded a similar project bid to McAnany Construction for $2,324,815 for the Ultra-Thin Bonded Asphalt Surface (UBAS) portion of the 2020 Pavement Management Program. This year’s program consists of treating about 29 residential lane miles with the new asphalt surface, a treatment that consists of a one-inch mill and then placing a thin coarse aggregate hot asphalt mix on the roadway. The new asphalt has a life cycle of about eight to 10 years.Other improvements include: Curb and gutter work, sidewalk replacement, and installing accessible ramps.Work is anticipated to begin in April and be completed, weather permitting, in late summer or early fall.last_img read more

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Most young adults keep in touch with potential ‘back burner’ partners — even if they’re not single

first_imgShare on Twitter Share “Back in my grad school days, I was single and looking to mingle. I’d meet people at the campus social hotspots, trade numbers, and store those numbers in my phone. Weeks and months later, there’d be the occasional text message from one to the other: “Hey stranger how r u?” It felt like the idea was to show some interest and attraction, but not so much for a full-on relationship. Thinking back on those days, I wondered what it might mean and whether I was alone (turns out I’m not). Thus was born the study of back burners.”The researchers surveyed 658 college students about their technological communication, relationship status and number of back burners.Most of the students — 72.9% — said they maintained communication with at least one back burner. Even among those in committed relationships, a little more than half — 55.6% — had back burners.“This particular study showed us that people do spend some effort to maintain back burner relationships using many of the same kinds of strategies they’ll use to keep their committed relationships going, e.g., sending messages of positivity, being open, and sending little notes of assurance. And, as you might expect, people who already have a committed partner do these things to a lesser extent than do singles,” Dibble told PsyPost.“Relatedly, more singles reported having at least one back burner than did those in committed relationships–but over half of the committeds still had at least one back burner. And perhaps more striking, when it comes to average numbers of back burners, committeds don’t differ from singles. This underscores findings from our earlier research showing that back burners seem to be common whether people are single or in a committed relationship.”Single students had about six back burners on average, compared to those in committed relationships who had about five on average.The research does have some limitations, particularly when it comes to the sample used.“The biggest caveat is that our data so far have come only from college student samples,” Dibble explained. “We might expect back burner activity to be most common among younger people, but it’s possible that people in longer-term relationships might do something similar, even if to a lesser extent. We’ve received anecdotal comments from married people who say they can name somebody else they’d likely end up with in case their spouse died. So we definitely want to explore this issue with older individuals and those in long-term relationships.”“We also don’t know much yet about what kinds of things people say to their back burners. We know that communication is required for a back burner to be a back burner (that’s what separates back burners from other romantic prospects that we’re just quietly attracted to). That is, we know that people will expend some effort to fan the embers and keep the back burner glowing (and, as you’d guess, single people “fan” harder than those in relationships do). But we don’t know what they say. This is interesting because what sort of message do you craft to keep someone close enough to maintain the attraction, but not so close as to spark into a full-flame relationship? What do these messages look like that keeps someone in sort of an in-between state?”“We also wonder how attached people become to their back burner relationships, as well as what it might mean to lose a back burner,” Dibble said. “Research shows, for example, that being left out of a computer-based ball-tossing game registers as actual pain in one’s brain. If a back burner becomes suddenly unavailable (e.g., Facebook status changes from “single” to “in a relationship”), does that register similarly on one’s physiology?”Previous research conducted by Dibble suggests that a person who has a number of back burners can still be committed to their current romantic relationship.“People have different feelings about this whole business of keeping in touch with back burners, and whether or not it harms our relationships. In fact, well-established theory led us to predict in an earlier study that the more back burners people have, the less committed they should be to their romantic partner,” he explained. “But this isn’t what happened. To our surprise, we found no association between these two things. What this means right now is, simply knowing that somebody has back burners doesn’t say anything about how committed they are to their partner. This research is still in its early stages, but we don’t see much yet that says we should sound the general alarm.”“It seems the repertoire of human romance goes well beyond dating and getting married in the traditional sense. Back burners aren’t new by any means (remember the “little black book”?), but researchers are beginning to study them only now. Being inherently neither good nor bad, back burners may be another aspect of human connection that serves the bigger goal of helping folks find someone special and develop satisfying relationships,” Dibble added.“Learning more about back burners through research can help us learn more about what are the real threats to our relationships and where we may not need to worry as much. Our goal as always is to help people learn to develop the kinds of relationships in which they can be happy and fulfilled!”The study, “Maintaining Relationship Alternatives Electronically: Positive Relationship Maintenance in Back Burner Relationships“, was co-authored by Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter and Michelle Drouin. Email Share on Facebookcenter_img LinkedIn It is not uncommon for young adults to keep a “back burner” partner waiting in the wings. According to a new study, most young adults maintain communication with people they are romantically or sexually interested in, even when they’re in a steady relationship with someone else.The study was recently published in the journal Communication Research Reports.“I’ve always said research is me-search, so many of my research interests started as personal experiences that I wanted to learn more about,” remarked study author Jayson L. Dibble, an associate professor of communication at Hope College. Pinterestlast_img read more

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News Scan for Dec 05, 2013

first_imgSaudi Arabia reports two more MERS casesSaudi Arabia’s health ministry today announced two more Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections, one of which appears to be in a health worker with an asymptomatic infection who had contact with a confirmed case, according to a machine-translation of a statement posted on the ministry’s Web site.The health worker is a 26-year-old working in Riyadh, and the second case is in a 51-year-old resident of the Jawf region who has underlying medical conditions and is hospitalized in an intensive care unit in Riyadh. The relationship between the case-patients isn’t clear from the translation, nor are their genders.The new cases raise Saudi Arabia’s MERS-CoV count to 132 cases with 55 deaths.Dec 5 Saudi health ministry statement IDSA offers guidelines on vaccines for immunocompromised patientsNew guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) are designed to fill an information gap by offering comprehensive recommendations on immunizations for people who have compromised immune systems, such as those with cancer, HIV, or Crohn’s disease, the IDSA announced today.Vaccination rates tend to be lower in immunocompromised patients, in part because their physicians may be concerned about vaccine safety and effectiveness, the IDSA said in a press release. The group said most such patients should receive the influenza vaccine and other immunizations.The recommendations were published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases. They are intended for both primary care physicians and specialists who treat immunocompromised patients, and they include recommendations for vaccinations for those who live with such patients.”The guideline provides ‘one-stop shopping’ for clinicians caring for children and adults with compromised immune systems and includes recommendations and evidence for all vaccinations, from influenza to chicken pox,” said Lorry G. Rubin, MD, lead author of the guideline. “Previously, the recommendations were difficult to retrieve because in most cases information had to be accessed individually by vaccine rather than by the category of patient disease.”The 122 specific recommendations in the guideline cover patients with all types of immunocompromising conditions, the IDSA said.The guidance says that inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended for immunocompromised patients aged 6 months and older, except those who are very unlikely to respond, such as those receiving intensive chemotherapy or those who have received anti–B-cell antibodies within the past 6 months. It says the live attenuated flu vaccine should not be used in immunocompromised persons. Dec 5 IDSA press releaseIDSA guidelines in Clin Infect Dis Raw-burger holiday tradition led to Wisconsin outbreak last yearA 17-case outbreak of Escherichia coli infections last holiday season in Wisconsin was linked to consuming raw ground beef as “tiger meat” or “cannibal sandwiches” as part of a winter holiday tradition, health officials reported today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).The outbreak came to light Jan 8 this year when Wisconsin’s state lab notified the Wisconsin Division of Public Health of two patients with identical E coli O157:H7 clinical isolates. The two had bought raw ground beef at the same Watertown, Wis., market and served it raw with onions on rye bread or crackers as part of a holiday specialty.Health professionals identified 17 outbreak patients, 4 with confirmed illness and 13 listed as probable cases. The patients ranged in age from 1 to 82 years, with a median of 46. Thirteen of them were female. Eight had received outpatient care, but none died or required hospitalization.Fourteen patients reported eating raw ground beef as tiger meat or cannibal sandwiches during the holidays, and three were exposed via cross-contamination.The investigators also interviewed 58 people who bought raw ground beef from the meat market from Dec 22, 2012, through Jan 4, 2013, or their household contacts or people in the area who reported gastrointestinal illness. The list included outbreak patients. All but 1 of 56 who answered the question said they consumed raw ground beef only on special occasions.Fifty-three of the 58 (91%) knew that eating raw ground beef could cause illness, but only 17 of 42 (41%) thought that sickness could be severe. Six of 15 patients (40%) and 28 of 40 other respondents (70%) said they planned to continue eating raw burger.The meat market voluntarily recalled 2,532 pounds of raw ground beef because of the outbreak, the authors said. The MMWR report does not name the market, but a Jan 15 US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recall notice specified that it was Glenn’s Market and Catering of Watertown.This same region of Wisconsin saw outbreaks of more than 50 cases linked to eating raw ground beef in 1972, 1978, and 1994, the MMWR report says. It adds that the sandwiches are a tradition in some Upper Midwest regions.Dec 6 MMWR report Jan 15 USDA recall noticeLawlessness, violence in Pakistan spur 2013 polio increaseOf the three countries in the world in which polio is still endemic, Pakistan ranks first in the number of cases so far in 2013, with 72, and is the only one with an increase in cases over last year, according to a story from Agence France-Presse (AFP). World Health Organization (WHO) officials count opposition to the vaccination campaigns by militant groups and violence against vaccination workers as the reasons behind these dubious honors.Of this year’s cases in Pakistan, the large majority (50) have been in the lawless northwest tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. Pakistani Taliban groups banned polio vaccinations in Waziristan last year, claiming the campaigns were covers for espionage, says the story. Vaccination workers have been attacked and in many cases killed while trying to reach children with vaccine in the northwest as well as other areas of the country.Elias Durry, emergency coordinator of the WHO Polio Eradication Pakistan Program, said 33 million children were vaccinated in the recent campaign but that 2.3 million had been missed, mainly because of violence and security threats.The two countries in addition to Pakistan where polio remains endemic are Nigeria, with 50 cases this year, and Afghanistan, with 6. Last year Nigeria had 110 cases, Pakistan 58, and Afghanistan 31. Dec 4 AFP storyMost recent (Dec 2) CIDRAP News scan addressing violence in Pakistanlast_img read more

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OutSmart to Take Part in OMWINDENERGY

first_imgDuring the OMWINDENERGY conference on the 10th of October in Düsseldorf (Germany), OutSmart will elaborate on the complexity of understanding your operations and share interesting tools and models which help create the most added value for a wind project.The onshore and offshore wind industry is a booming industry, worldwide. Many experienced companies focus on Operations & Maintenance issues these days and there are great growth opportunities around the world. Offering excellent service and staying innovative is the key to success in the wind business.“But how do you organize your operations in a way that you are in control? Wind energy consultancy OutSmart has the answer,” the company stressed in an announcement of its participation in OMWINDENERGY.The conference (9.00 am – 17.30 pm) will cover topics related to operations, logistics, maintenance, service teams, HSE and IT & communication technology.[mappress mapid=”14394″]Press release; Image: OutSmartlast_img read more

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Spectrum Begins 2D Shoot Offshore Argentina

first_imgSpectrum has started a 35,000 km multi-client 2D seismic survey covering 435,000 km2 in the deep waters of Argentina in cooperation with YPF S.A.The survey will provide industry with the first ever detailed seismic grid over this under-explored frontier area of Argentina, allowing for basin-wide studies of the area as well as prospect/lead level interpretation studies for upcoming license rounds, Spectrum explained.Data is being acquired with a 12,000 m streamer with continuous recording to enable extended recording lengths and high fold data to enable full interpretation from Moho to water bottom.The data will be processed with PSTM, PSDM and Broadband products with first deliveries in early Q4 2017.The new data will be utilized to assist the Ministry in placement and design of parcels for the future license rounds offshore Argentina, the company noted.Richie Miller, EVP Multi-Client Americas, said, “With the commencement of our first program in Argentina we again start to build a core area for Spectrum to grow and expand on. There has been no deep water exploration in Argentina and this survey will allow industry to get a look at a frontier area for the first time with modern long offset high fidelity data. This expansion of the Atlantic Margin seismic coverage, will soon allow Spectrum to offer a modern 2D library from French Guiana through Brazil to the edge of the Malvinas Basin offshore Argentina.”The survey will be carried out in partnership with BGP Marine and is supported by industry funding.last_img read more

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Survival course

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

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