Dyke snubs top job at Channel Five

first_imgSunday 15 August 2010 10:38 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndo KCS-content Share GREG Dyke has snubbed a move to Channel Five, which is undergoing a major shake-up under new owner Richard Desmond, according to industry sources.City A.M. understands Desmond had sounded out Dyke for the top job after chief executive Dawn Airey announced she would quit the broadcaster.But Dyke, who helped launch Five in 1997, told the Express owner he is not interested in the position, according to the source.Desmond is in no rush to fill the position, with Airey remaining for “a few months” to oversee the transition before enabling a clause in her contract that will see her take a senior role at former Five owner RTL.Industry analyst Claire Enders told City A.M. she expects Desmond to appoint a new chief executive from within his media empire.Airey will be joined on the way out of the firm by six other directors from the nine-strong board. Up to 80 jobs will also go from the workforce of 300. whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp Dyke snubs top job at Channel Five Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot Tags: NULLlast_img read more

China is set to probe BHP’s bid for Potash Corp

first_imgBHP declined to comment yesterday. But BHP has already said that the deal only needs approvals from regulators in Canada and the United States, where Potash Corp sells around half its production.China buys around seven per cent of the output of Potash Corp, which controls around one-fifth of world production of the key crop nutrient. Potash demand in the country has been growing by around five to eight per cent a year, faster than other fertilisers. KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Show Comments ▼ CHINA plans to launch an antimonopoly probe into BHP Billiton’s $39bn (£25.2bn) bid for Canada’s Potash Corp.The probe is another indicator that China, as the world’s biggest importer of fertiliser, is wary of further concentration in the market, following BHP Billiton’s launch of a hostile bid for Potash Corp last month.But it was unclear what steps, if any, Chinese regulators could take in opposition to the bid. Sharecenter_img Wednesday 1 September 2010 8:21 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp China is set to probe BHP’s bid for Potash Corp last_img read more

Women of the Revolution: MOVE

first_imgThis column by political prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was written on June 14. Several days ago, after discussion with sister Suzanne, I began thinking about a piece on the women of MOVE. This seemed especially timely after the recent release of several MOVE sisters: Debbie, Janet and Janine Africa.These women spent over 40 years in Pennsylvania’s prisons, some spent in the notorious Holes, for protest against what they called unjust treatment.These women weren’t strangers to me, for I interviewed some of them in the ‘70s, when they lived in the “old” MOVE House on Powelton Avenue, not far from Drexel University. Some of them I interviewed when they were held in the old House of Corrections in the Northeast.Forty-plus years had passed — and behold! — these were the same women. Older? Yes, but not by much.But I’m wrong. An honest look reveals they are more committed, more dedicated than the young women who entered these cells over 40 years ago! And, seeing pictures of them, I’m forced to make another observation: They are more beautiful than they were 40 years ago.This may seem hard to believe, but see for yourself; it is what it is.And speaking of MOVE women, I don’t think it’s widely known, the simple but telling fact that the administrators of MOVE are women. They, essentially, lead the Organization.We don’t see this example in the broader movement, unless it’s a women’s organization.For discipline, commitment, steadfastness — and will — the women of the MOVE Organization have set a high bar, for they are women of John Africa’s Revolution!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Purdue Partnering on 5G Research to Improve Ag Automation

first_img Purdue Partnering on 5G Research to Improve Ag Automation Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleChinese Consumer Pork Prices SurgeNext articlePelosi Hopeful for Path to Passing USMCA Purdue University News Service SHARE The ISOblue module constantly takes dozens of measurements from farm machinery, using the data to improve automation. (Photo courtesy of Jim Krogmeier)Purdue University scientists are collaborating with colleagues at North Carolina State University and others on fifth-generation (5G) and beyond wireless network research that holds promise for improved farm machinery automation.The National Science Foundation and an industry consortium awarded $24 million to a partnership led by North Carolina State University to build the Aerial Experimentation Research Platform for Advanced Wireless, or AERPAW. The specialized wireless network allows scientists to test new ways to increase wireless speed and capacity, as well as developing next-generation wireless technology. Purdue, Mississippi State and the University of South Carolina are also partners.AERPAW is the third in a series of four NSF testbeds for universities and companies to accelerate research and commercialization of advanced wireless technologies. NSF is committing $100 million to the program, with two other testbeds already created in New York City and Salt Lake City.Purdue will utilize AERPAW to advance its ISOBlue project, an open-sourced program that allows farmers to gather data from their machinery and send it to a smartphone and the cloud in real time. The data are used to improve automation for farm machinery.“ISOBlue gets data from the vehicle – location, fuel consumption, temperatures and pressures from dozens of places, hitch position, PTO speed, amount of slip, etc. In this next generation, we’re adding cameras so that the data is paired with what’s happening in the field around the machines,” said Dennis Buckmaster, a Purdue professor in the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, dean’s fellow for digital agriculture and co-PI for Purdue’s AERPAW work. “This generates a significant amount of metadata that we can use to inform machine learning.”David Love, Nick Trbovich Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and PI on Purdue’s effort, said the AERPAW project offers the possibility of setting up on-demand 5G wireless networks using drones. Rather than having the 5G technology sitting stationary on towers, drones could move nodes to where they’re needed at the time.In a large city, drones could strengthen the network based on the demand in different areas at different times of the day. Wireless communication could be quickly set up after a natural disaster. Or in a farm field, a temporary 5G network could help a large group of planters and other farm machinery talk to each other in real time.“When you look at rural settings, most of the wireless infrastructure is along highways. The AERPAW program will give us the ability to test mobile in ways that aren’t possible right now,” Love said. “You could envision having a dozen machines concentrated in one area all talking to each other to quickly and efficiently plant or harvest fields.”James Krogmeier, a Purdue professor of electrical and computer engineering, said ISOBlue is a foundational project in Purdue’s Open Ag Technology and Systems Center (OATS). It represents the world’s first open-source system incorporating ag machinery and cloud computing. The OATS Center is a collaboration among the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), Purdue’s colleges of Agriculture and Engineering, and a growing consortium of industry partners working to enhance agricultural innovation in the areas of sensing, control, logistics, analytics and data management.“Students and faculty from OATS have researched, designed and deployed an end-to-end ag machine telematics system,” said Krogmeier, a co-PI of the project. “This accomplishment, with further AERPAW development and testing, will allow a growing community of innovators to flourish.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Partnering on 5G Research to Improve Ag Automation By Purdue University News Service – Oct 16, 2019 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

RSF’s Algeria correspondent, Khaled Drareni, to be retried

first_img Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation March 25, 2021 RSF’s Algeria correspondent, Khaled Drareni, to be retried Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections to go further Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Algeria’s prosecutors to drop all proceedings against its correspondent, Khaled Drareni, after the country’s supreme court today accepted his lawyer’s appeal without overturning his conviction, in effect ordering a retrial. The supreme court’s decision was issued exactly one year after a court issued a detention order for Drareni, who is also the French TV channel TV5 Monde’s correspondent and the editor of the Algiers-based Casbah Tribune news website. “This is a victory with a bitter taste, after 11 months of arbitrary detention,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We regret that the Algerian supreme court did not terminate Khaled Drareni’s prosecution and we call on the prosecutor’s office to drop the proceedings against him at once.”Drareni was arrested for the first time on 7 March 2020. Released two days later, he remained under judicial control for 15 days and was finally re-arrested on 29 March 2020 while covering one of the regular “Hirak” anti-government street protests. Held in Kolea prison, near Algiers, he was put on trial and was sentenced on 15 September 2020 to two years in prison on charges of “inciting an unauthorised demonstration” and “endangering state security.” He was released provisionally under a presidential pardon on 19 February 2021.Algeria is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.  AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldProtecting journalists ImprisonedEnvironmentFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts May 18, 2021 Find out more AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldProtecting journalists ImprisonedEnvironmentFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria May 12, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News News Follow the news on Algeria April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Southern California Public Radio, Owner of Pasadena’s KPCC, Names Herb Scannell President

first_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena-based Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) has hired media industry veteran Herb Scannell as its new president and chief executive officer.SCPR, owner of KPCC radio station, said the one-time chief of the Nickelodeon channel and BBC Worldwide North America will begin his turn at the tiller of the nonprofit broadcaster in February.SCPR’s board of directors voted Jan. 24 for Scannell to succeed Bill Davis, who is stepping down after 18 years, according to the ensuing press statement.SCPR also operates the news site LAist. KPCC used to broadcast from the campus of Pasadena City College. In Feb. 2010, the station moved to a new 35,000-square-foot facility in a converted office building at 474 S. Raymond Avenue named the Mohn Broadcast Center and Crawford Family Forum.Scannell takes over newsroom with an annual budget of nearly $33 million, about 155 employees, and an audience of nearly one million.“I began my career in radio, and I couldn’t think of a better time, place or city to return to this medium I love,” Scannell said in the statement. “We’re experiencing an audio renaissance. Podcasts are blossoming and local public radio is filling a journalistic void left by the diminishing number of local newspapers. At the same time technology is changing the game with the emergence of smart speakers and, very soon, smart cars. California and Los Angeles are the hub of both culture and innovation, and what happens here matters everywhere.”In his new role, Scannell, 62, will become one of the most prominent executives of color in public media. Of Puerto Rican and Irish descent, he has expressed his pride in launching programming at Nickelodeon in the 2000’s featuring characters of color such as Dora the Explorer and the Brothers García.“We are incredibly excited that Herb will lead SCPR through its next period of innovation and growth,” SCPR Board Chair Ana Valdez said. “Herb has the perfect mix of media experience and commitment to public service journalism. And through his Puerto Rican heritage, he brings a very deep and personal understanding of the power of diversity and the importance of authentically representing the audience we serve.”Valdez noted that Bill Davis will continue his relationship with SCPR as President Emeritus.Scannell plans to widen KPCC’s foray into podcasts, noting that Hollywood is in the station’s backyard. He utilized the technique while on the board of New York Public Radio.A New York native, he had, until September 2017, only lived on the East Coast. He moved to Los Angeles to take a job as CEO of Mitu?, a digital media brand for Latino millennials, which also produced shows for Netflix and Comcast.After a little more than a year at Mitu?, he stepped down because the outfit wasn’t able to capitalize his vision of a diversified media company, after the manner of Def Jam with the African-American demographicThe KPCC/LAist newsroom, located at SCPR headquarters, has won more local, regional and national awards than any other broadcast news station – commercial or public – in Los Angeles. It is also one of the most diverse news organizations in the country, with more than 50 percent of its journalists being people of color.One in five KPCC listeners is Latino, and more than 40 percent of the station’s weekly audience are people of color.LAist has added a digital audience that now totals 800,000. Current memberships at SCPR are also at an all-time high of 73,196 members. SCPR’s revenues for 2019 are projected to reach a record $32.5 million.Former SCPR Chair and long-time media analyst Gordon Crawford said Scannell’s leadership at NYPR was an important factor in the Board’s decision.“Herb Scannell’s executive media experience speaks for itself,” Crawford said. “Herb’s combination of executive leadership, understanding of non-profit governance and track record of building audiences and brands makes him singularly qualified to fulfill SCPR’s strategic ambitions.”SCPR did not state Scannell’s compensation, although tax forms show that the current CEO’s compensation package is approximately $476,600. Make a comment Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it People Southern California Public Radio, Owner of Pasadena’s KPCC, Names Herb Scannell President By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 7:21 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Clearer look at learning: OCTECHS students get new microscopes

first_imgLocal News Pinterest From left, Rhyan Carnes shows a slide to Layne Gano, both 16-years-old, using the new microscopes. Phillips 66 donated $10,000 to OCTECHS to purchase 16 microscopes and a rolling microscope storage cart. OCTECHS biology teacher Stephanie Marin has been able to make learning easier for her students by obtaining a $10,000 grant through Phillips 66 for a batch of compound light microscopes. Marin said the 16 microscopes and microscope storage cart arrived earlier this year. Phillips 66 representatives, Marin and some of her students were on hand Tuesday to show them to visitors. Odessa Career & Technical Early College High School is on the Odessa College campus and enables students to earn an associate degree or certificate at the same time they are working toward a high school diploma. The grant also allowed OCTECHS to get many slides for biology, a forensic slide set and a chemistry slime kit and digital camera. Also, Marin said by the time they got the grant, some of the equipment was less expensive so it allowed them to buy more. Marin’s classroom is on the third floor of the Wood Math and Science Building. Forensics is on the second floor. “Odessa College has been amazing for the past three years. They’ve let us borrow their microscopes and slides. I’ve had to coordinate with them,” Marin said. Moving the microscopes was not easy because the microscopes are not light and she was afraid of dropping them. Now Marin said she won’t have to worry about that. The cart also helps because it’s on wheels and can be taken on the elevator to the forensic science class. She has 80 to 100 students in biology and forensic science has approximately 65. “Microscopes are good as long as you maintain them. I purchased lens cleaning care kits. I’m very strict with microscopes,” Marin said. “My goal is that these should last for however long the program is here.” She added that she is very appreciative of the grant. “… This helps our program out a lot. It makes my job easier and helps me to do so much more than what I was able to do the last couple of years. I’m very appreciative and excited. I felt like I won the lottery,” Marin said. Emma Emiliano, a 15-year-old sophomore, said the microscopes have more capability than the ones they were using and they can view what’s on the slides in greater detail. “I’m actually the one that unpacked all of these,” Emiliano said. Eryn Grijalva, a 16-year-old sophomore, said she thinks the microscopes are helpful to the students’ education. “They’re easy to use and give us a clearer image than the last microscopes that we had,” Grijalva said. Korbin Cummings, also a 16-year-old sophomore, said he likes the new microscopes “because you can zoom in” with them. “Now that we own them all, there (will) be a lot more labs with them, so that would be fun. You can look at more stuff,” Cummings added. Carl Baker, a maintenance truck driver for Phillips 66, said the corporation tries to make donations every quarter. “We’re very proud of it. … We’re very proud to wear the Phillips 66 shield because we do help our communities and we do give back in education and programs of this nature …,” Baker said. Baker added that these students could be part of Phillips’ future workforce. Area Supervisor Kirby Shipp said Phillips likes to invest in communities. “… It’s a good company. I’m just proud to be able to be here,” Shipp said. Gerardo Ramirez, who oversees OCTECHS and Falcon Early College High School, said the school is thankful to Phillips 66 for providing the grant. “I know Ms. Marin is making very good use of it in biology classes, especially with it being a STAAR tested subject. I know that the students have enjoyed it. They’re utilizing it to make learning meaningful …,” Ramirez said. Facebook Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Twittercenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Clearer look at learning: OCTECHS students get new microscopes Pinterest Previous articleOHS Carroll Baseball 22Next articleTEPCO Power Grid, Incorporated and ATT Consultants Company Limited Were Jointly Awarded a Contract for an “Underground Substation Construction Project”, Through a Public Offering by the Metropolitan Electricity Authority of Thailand Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

‘Ivy Rowe’ coming to Brundidge

first_img Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Initially, the idea was to have a ladies’ luncheon performance only but so many people work and can’t come at noon,” Kelsey said. “So, we decided to try a Friday night box supper show. And, too, ‘Ivy Rowe’ is a performance that will be enjoyed as much by men as the ladies.“Ivy Rowe,” the play, has been at the Shakespeare Festival twice so a lot of people are familiar with Ivy Rowe through it and so many people are fans of novelist Lee Smith that there should be a lot of interest in Barbara Bates Smith’s performance of this popular character.”Barbara Bates Smith has done “Ivy Rowe” so many times that she’s stopped counting.“I’ve loved it every time,” Smith said. “I’ve never understood the unusually strong connection I felt from first reading about this mountain woman. Maybe it was because my hometown of Jasper, Alabama is in the foothills of the Appalachian range.” Smith has performed “Ivy Rowe” in New York, Utah, Texas and throughout the Southeast. She has performed often in Florida but only once in Alabama. “I did a performance of Ivy Rowe in Birmingham but that was a decade ago so I’ll be especially thrilled to get back to Alabama,” said Smith who now calls North Carolina home. “I’m eager, too, to see what this We Piddle Around Theater is like. It sounds unique. I’m glad that it’s in a rather rural area because Ivy is rural. But New Yorkers love Ivy, too. Most everybody loves Ivy. She is the richest character that I have run across in any dramatic literature. I think that’s why performing Ivy Rowe both ‘grounds’ me and ‘lifts me up.’ Ivy looks life in the face, says yes to it, makes some mistake but keeps on keeping on.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Email the author Smith’s performance is underscored with hammered and lap dulcimer music by Jeff Sebens of Cana, Virginia.While Smith was performing Ivy Rowe as a one woman show Off-Broadway, she wished for a live musician instead of a soundtrack. “I ran into Jeff when I was performing at the Cherry Orchard Theater near his home,” Smith said. “I was thrilled to know he played dulcimers and, at the next show that I did, he filled in ‘for fun’ and it worked out so easily. Since I was doing mostly Lee Smith material, his music was a ‘natural fit,’ as Jeff put it. We have enjoyed combining our skills for nine years now.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories ‘Ivy Rowe’ coming to Brundidge Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 7:30 pm Saturday, May 16, 2009 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like ‘Three on a String’ coming soon The “Three on a String” guys have been said to do more with three than most could do with 30…. read more Tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, at Rue’s Antiques in Brundidge or by phone at 334-735-3125. After May 20, tickets will be available at Rue’s and by telephone between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.Tickets for each performance are $20 and include a meal and pre-show music by Amanda Porter at the noon performance and the WPA Scratch Band at the box supper show.Dinah Kelsey, a member of the BHS storytelling committee, said the BHS presented “Birdell” a one-woman performance in June 2008 and it was so well received that a decision was made to make the summer shows an annual event. “Ivy Rowe,” the one-woman play adapted from the Lee Smith novel, “Fair and Tender Ladies,” and featuring Barbara Bates Smith will be presented by the Brundidge Historical Society at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge on June 11 and 12.A Ladies Luncheon performance will be at noon on June 11 and an old-fashioned box supper show will be at 7 p.m. on June 12.“Ivy Rowe” recounts the passionate life of a spunky and free-spirited mountain woman with a decidedly sensuous nature and an appetite for a good story.last_img read more

Wood, NERA partner for development of AI inspection tool

first_img Wood and NERA collaborate on development of AI inspection tool. (Credit: Pixabay/David Mark ) Wood and National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) have entered into a new partnership to develop and deliver a solution for the inspection of critical industrial equipment, specifically for subsea oil and gas infrastructure.The Augmented Machine Vision Solution, developed by Wood, is said to provide a real-time inspection to autonomously detect and categorise equipment anomalies by leveraging advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology.In addition, the solution is expected to improve the way asset inspections are conducted in challenging and high-risk environments across a range of industries while increasing the speed and accuracy of issue detection, response and resolution.Wood Technical Consulting Solutions business strategy and development president Azad Hessamodini said: “We are delighted to partner once again with NERA on a project that aligns with our focus on using innovative solutions to enable more connected operations that set customers up for future success.“Outcomes from this project could potentially transform an industry where inspections are susceptible to human-error and inconsistencies. By combining Wood’s deep domain knowledge with cutting-edge AI technology, we create a safer and faster inspection approach and provide operators with more accurate and up-to-date information to help maximise the output of their assets.”Wood and NERA have previously partnered on TASER projectWood and NERA have previously worked together on the Transforming Australia Subsea Equipment Reliability (TASER) project.The TASER project was aimed at improving subsea equipment design and reducing the need for costly and time-consuming interventions challenging offshore warm water environment in Australia.Living laboratories were created to assess the effectiveness of advanced coatings, materials and technologies against calcareous deposition and marine organism growth on subsea equipment, as part of the project.Wood’s AI inspection tool is expected to support the recognition of Australia as a global centre of expertise in emerging data science, robotics technology and artificial intelligence, particularly in natural energy resources.NERA chief executive Miranda Taylor said: “Through this new project funding announcement, we continue the important work of enabling Australian energy innovators build their capacity and capability in fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, which are critical to improving the future productivity and safety of the energy resources sector, as well as developing transferable skills and technologies with benefits across the Australian economy.“This project joins NERA’s energy innovation network of sector-wide initiatives that together are unlocking more than $10 billion in new value for the Australian economy and helping us achieve our vision of Australia as a global energy powerhouse, a sought-after destination for investment and the leading source of knowledge and solutions.” Wood and NERA have previously worked together on the Transforming Australia Subsea Equipment Reliability (TASER) projectlast_img read more

Mark Jenkinson and Son’s last auction of 2019

first_imgClassic unmodernised homes in the Woodseats and Hillsborough areas of Sheffield are in demand.Exceptional levels of interest for the properties in the two districts came at the city’s last major property auction of the decade held by Mark Jenkinson and Son, where 30 of the 36 lots sold for £2.75m.The Sheffield-based auctioneers also reported remarkable sales for last couple of years – their busiest period since the property crash of 2007 – holding 16 auctions where 502 of the 586 lots sold for £61.65 million, a success rate of 86 per cent. “It has been a remarkable period,” said Adrian Little, Head of the Auction Department. “The figures for December continued the upward trend even though the auction was two weeks before Christmas and just before the General Election.“We saw exceptional levels of interest for two vacant terraced houses at Woodseats and Hillsborough. With more than 50 viewings it illustrated the strong demand for unmodernised homes in Sheffield and, in particular, in these districts.” The property (above) in Woodseats, went for £132,000 and the one at Victor Street, Hillsborough, went for £101,000.Adrian Little Sheffield auctions Sheffield properties Mark Jenkinson and Son auction auctioneers February 28, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Auctions news » Mark Jenkinson and Son’s last auction of 2019 previous nextAuctions newsMark Jenkinson and Son’s last auction of 2019The Negotiator28th February 20200297 Viewslast_img read more