Neptune Energy and Eserv partner for digitisation of Cygnus platform

first_imgThe partnership with Eserv is part of the first phase of Neptune Energy’s strategy to “digitise” its assets Neptune Energy partners with Eserv for digitisation of Cygnus platform. (Credit: Nico Franz from Pixabay) Neptune Energy today announced an exciting new partnership with 3D technology specialist, Eserv, as part of the ongoing digitalisation of Neptune’s assets including its operated Cygnus gas platform in the UK southern North Sea.Using 3D and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, a digital map of all three bridge-linked jackets was captured, enabling Neptune Energy to detect asset integrity issues early and plan fabric maintenance work on Cygnus.Specialist engineers and integrity experts now have the opportunity to carry out a significant amount of their traditional work from onshore, reducing the cost and environmental impacts associated with travelling offshore.The partnership with Eserv is part of the first phase of Neptune Energy’s strategy to “digitise” its assets and processes and enables remote subject matter expert advice for offshore personnel, and virtual visual inspections and site surveys.Neptune’s UK Managing Director, Alexandra Thomas, said: “We are excited to be early adopters of such innovative technologies which can enhance the efficiency and safety of our operations, reduce costs and offshore travel, and enable greater collaboration between our onshore and offshore teams.“The use of digital technologies is particularly valuable at this time, given restrictions on travel and the necessity for social distancing offshore.”The digital mapping of the Cygnus gas production platform, which is capable of producing approximately 6% of UK domestic gas demand, is one element of the partnership with Aberdeen-based Eserv. As part of an ongoing digital transition, onshore teams can take a virtual walkthrough of the entire platform, plan work and monitor changes in the physical structure, identifying potential issues early and accurately.The AI element of the technology is being “trained” to identify thousands of individual components, valves and other plant equipment, and is “learning” how to spot potential integrity issues including corrosion.Eserv’s Managing Director, Dan Millard, said: “Although remote and digital data solutions have come into their own this year due to travel and logistical restrictions, we have been advancing advocates of using 3D data to revolutionise the offshore maintenance and asset integrity space for a number of years now.“In fact our flagship AS-TEG, that brings new digital applications and workflows together, is the result of five years of continuous research and development.“As such it’s really gratifying for us to collaborate with a highly innovative and progressive operator such as Neptune Energy, supporting them to derive the benefits of this transformative platform: enhanced safety and efficiency, and reduced costs and environmental impact.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Exeter Library temporarily loses 24 hour privileges

first_imgExeter College Library has temporarily revoked its 24-hour opening privileges after “an accumulation of unacceptable breaches of the Library rules”. In an email sent out to all junior members on Tuesday, the Fellow Librarian, Fara Dabhoiwala, informed students that the Library would only be open during staffed, week-day hours for the remainder of the week because of breaches of the Library rules.In the email she stated that: “In recent weeks there has been an accumulation of unacceptable breaches of the Library rules, and disrespect of the Library’s staff.“In accordance with College rules, I am therefore temporarily withdrawing the privilege of 24-hour opening.“For the remainder of this week, the Library will be open during normal, staffed, week-day hours, i.e. 9.00 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. It will be closed after 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. It will also remain closed on Saturday and Sunday.”The 24-hour opening privilege will be reinstated on Monday 31st March, however, the College have warned that if there are any further incidents of eating, drinking, or inappropriate behaviour, it will be withdrawn again.The Librarian went on to say, “I am well aware that not everyone breaks the rules; and also that it may be a serious hardship to some students if the Library has to be closed again out of hours during Trinity Term. But unstaffed out-of-hours opening can only work if the junior members of the College collectively take responsibility for treating the Library and its staff with respect.”The College Rector, Frances Cairncross, commented, “Students working for exams are, as always, able to borrow books and to study in their rooms.”last_img read more

Sunny And Dry Weekend, Warmer Temps Ahead

first_imgThis weekend marks the beginning of a long stretch of mainly dry weather as a large high pressure system will dominate the East Coast. As a result, warmer temperatures will settle in by early next week.Sunshine returns for the weekend, however it will be breezy on Saturday with highs in the mid 50s. Brisk northwest winds around 20 mph with gusts to 30mph will make it feel cooler.Forecast Highs for SaturdayMilder temperatures begin on Sunday as winds switch more in the southerly direction pushing temperatures into the 60s inland but will keep the coast in the 50s to near 60 degrees.Forecast Highs for SundayAs the high pressure moves offshore, southwesterly winds will allow temperatures to soar into the 70s for early next week. Temperatures along the coast will be in the 60s will plenty of sunshine.Computer models show temperatures early next week climbing into the 70s along the East Coast (60s Coast). (Courtesy:tropicaltibits.com)The next chance of rain won’t be until later next week as a front will move through with the chance of a showers.Other than that, it will be a beautiful, mild stretch of weather. Enjoy!last_img read more

North Judson-San Pierre Schools going virtual

first_img WhatsApp North Judson-San Pierre Schools going virtual CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook By Jon Zimney – November 16, 2020 0 184 Google+ Twitter Pinterest Twitter Pinterest (“Macbook” by pittaya, CC 2.0) You can add students who attend North Judson-San Pierre Schools to the list of those going virtual.The decision was made known to parents who were notified that an elementary teacher tested positive for COVID-19.Due to the positive case and the close-contact quarantines, learning by remote will begin on Tuesday and last until, at least, Nov. 27.Extra-curricular, co-curricular and high school athletic event will be allowed to continue. WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleKohl’s recalling triple-wick candles deemed dangerousNext articleWarsaw woman charged in federal court with purchasing guns used to shoot police Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+last_img read more

Mr Kipling revives ‘exceedingly good’ descriptor

first_imgMr Kipling is returning to its “exceedingly good” strapline with a new £2.5m marketing campaign.The campaign will feature a new TV advert based on the theme of “exceedingly good distractions”, in which the company’s French Fancies are used to distract the attention of family members when a couple’s holiday slides become embarrassing.The move marks the return of the slogan after a two-year absence for the Premier Foods-owned company, which last used it in 2014.The 30-second advert is launching today on ITV and another is planned for later in the year.Phil Ellis, marketing director of sweet treats at Premier Foods, said: “Mr Kipling is one of the nation’s favourite snacktime treats. We’ve taken a close look at the fantastic heritage of the brand and translated this in a fresh and relevant way – highlighting the range of moments in our lives when cake can provide the ultimate in indulgence and distraction.”The advert is the first McCann London has produced for the Mr Kipling brand, taking over responsibilities from JWT London. Both McCann London and JWT London continue to work on promotions for Premier Foods’ goods.Alex Lubar, chief executive officer of McCann London, said: “Mr Kipling is an iconic component of our nation’s snacking. We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to work on this campaign, helping to build on the brand’s recent success with the next stage of creative development.”The news comes soon after Premier Foods revealed it had held “constructive” discussions with takeover suitor McCormick.See below for the full advert:last_img read more

Confectionery expert Hugh Weeks passes away

first_imgHugh Weeks, one the bakery industry’s leading confectionery experts and demonstrators, has passed away, aged 85 years.Widely respected across the trade, Hugh held positions including head of the demonstration department at cake decoration supplier Renshaw.He was an honorary member of the British Confectioners’ Association; a judge at many bakery and food competitions; and a keen supporter of charitable and training initiatives, holding the role of president of the National Federation of Bakery Student Societies, now the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees.Hugh received British Baker’s Baking Industry Award for a lifetime of service to the industry and was elected a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers in 2006.“Hugh Weeks was a legend, a true craftsman. His passion for creating perfect confectionery was only matched by his enthusiasm for passing on his skills and knowledge,” said The British Confectioners’ Association.Hugh’s career began at his father’s bakery in Uckfield, Sussex, and he joined Renshaw as a demonstrator in 1957.He worked his way up to become head of the demonstration department and an associate director of the company, which said he “succeeded brilliantly at a task that combined the roles of demonstrator, technical expert and expert presenter”.“He was a very caring manager of his team, and took a personal interest in their wellbeing, and that of other members of the company, not only during his career, but right up to the present day,” added Renshaw.Hugh’s work with the company took him to bakeries and food companies of all sizes in the UK and overseas. He was one of the few people allowed airside at Heathrow airport to supervise the loading of fragile food samples. One of his tasks was to monitor supplies to, and work with, the catering team at Buckingham Palace. Hugh worked very hard to maintain and develop the relationship with the Palace team, said Renshaw, offering help and advice when needed.He also prepared and managed the Renshaw Cup course.Hugh retired in January 1995 but, right up until his death this month, he continued to support charitable and training initiatives.Industry pays tribute to Hugh WeeksAlliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST)“It is with enormous sadness that we heard the news that Hugh Weeks has passed away.“As a past president and regular competition judge, Hugh has a special place in the history and heart of the ABST and we shall fondly remember him for his passion for excellence in baking, and his determination to pass on his vast knowledge and skills to countless students down the years.“He was always ready and willing to talk to the student body about the art and craft of baking; and he shall be greatly missed for his patience and understanding as he generously gave of his time and experience to those at the beginning of their careers.“The executive committee and all of the members of the ABST extend our sincere condolences to Hugh’s family and friends at this sad time.”Tim Cutress, Hon Secretary, The British Confectioners’ Association (BCA)“Hugh was elected as a member of the BCA in 1973, having been proposed by my father, Tony Cutress.“In my lifetime I have been fortunate to see many of the top demonstrators. Without doubt the quality of Hugh’s craftsmanship together with his unique verbal accompaniment made him the finest of his generation.“In 2004 Hugh was made an honorary member of the association and he has continued to attend virtually every one of the five meetings, held each year hosted at members’ businesses in the United Kingdom and abroad, up until our last AGM held in Belfast in September 2017.“Successive chairmen have benefited from his unstinting support, including being MC, organising our unique table plan ballot which prevents the formation of cliques, judging product appraisals and organising displays at exhibitions.“He has always found time to assist anyone with a product issue particularly if it involved almonds!”last_img read more

Inaugural ‘Festival At The Farm’ Announces Funky Initial Lineup

first_imgComing to the Prowse Farm in Canton, MA, just outside of Boston, the new Festival On The Farm has just announced their initial lineup. The festival is a benefit for the B. Good Foundation, and will run on Saturday, July 30th.The lineup features a number of jam scene favorites, like Turkuaz, The Ryan Montbleau Band, The Motet, The Soul Rebels, The London Souls, Jesse Dee, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Muddy Ruckus and Josh & The Jamtones. There will be a ton of local food and drink vendors on site, as well as plenty of activities for kids to enjoy themselves!For tickets and more information about this new event, head here.last_img read more

PowerOne Expands Options with Midrange Storage and More

first_img Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video is not playable. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_NOT_PLAYABLE This is the third release update to Dell EMC PowerOne since our launch, highlighting our commitment to rapid innovation. And while Dell EMC Unity XT integration is the highlight of this release, I’d like to point out a few of the other ongoing innovations​ now available to users:Realistic elevations in the PowerOne Navigator​Improved progress reporting & logging​Component updates across the storage, compute and networking stacks Session ID: 2021-02-25:c1f5199b7313f80b6a934a87 Player ID: vjs_video_3 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img So, what does this mean for our customers? Releases like this tie back to one of the core values of PowerOne: it is built as an all-in-one system. Users will have more insight into the physical and virtual operations as they are occurring, and as always that information can be passed via API to their tools of choice. Component updates across the full stack give our customers peace of mind, removing the burden of lifecycle management.The introduction of Unity XT midrange storage means that PowerOne expands autonomous operations into a broader range of Dell EMC products and extends infrastructure flexibility. PowerOne with Unity XT enables users to consolidate more workloads, start with a smaller footprint, and lower the cost of entry. Taking advantage of the unique system level management of PowerOne, Unity XT can be declaratively configured through the single system-level GUI or API allowing for integration into existing data center toolsets and a true Infrastructure-as-Code experience. ​At the same time, customers have access to directly control the array, giving them the ability to adopt automation at their pace. Unity XT shines in the following areas:Workload consolidation – As IT leaders look to accommodate growth in the data center, workload consolidation is one of the best ways to reduce silos, gain efficiencies and leverage expensive real estate. The addition of Unity XT midrange storage means customers can run a mix of high performance and low latency workloads in a single automated system. ​Scale and Agility – PowerOne with Unity XT enables customers to start smaller and grow larger and helps administrators provide the right mix of performance and efficiency for use in their data center. ​Lower cost of entry and flexible consumption – The mantra of IT is “do more with less.” PowerOne with Unity XT balances performance, density and cost helping our customers address this with a lower cost of entry and offering pay-as-you-go financial models to convert CAPEX to OPEX.​Stay on the lookout for more innovation this year as we continue to expand the capabilities and use cases of PowerOne.One of the features we probably don’t highlight enough is the ability of PowerOne to offer both operational consistency and flexibility. For users who are ready to adopt infrastructure automation, PowerOne provides a single API to manage most aspects of initialization, day 1 production cluster start-up as well as lifecycle management and expansion. For users who still need granular control of some or all components within the system the element managers of each component are still available for direct login so they can manually set parameters.Dell Technologies has built the infrastructure automation, so you don’t have to. We provide deep integration, writing API hooks into each component (server, storage and networking) ensuring that they are all interoperable. This saves time and money by setting a strategy, identifying and configuring tools and writing thousands of lines of code. And Dell Technologies commitment to maintain and update the code, as well as introduce new technology into the system as it becomes available, ensures that the day 2+ operations are as automated as possible, reducing OPEX and technical debt.Now that Unity XT is part of PowerOne, users can drive adoption and productivity faster without having to learn how to operate and manage a new component. And as part of the consistent operations of PowerOne they can take advantage of the flexibility and efficiency to begin immediately running new workloads.Please take a few minutes to look at the ESG whitepaper or video review below of how PowerOne’s automation features can significantly decrease the manual work typically required to configure, deploy, and administer data center IT architecture.last_img read more

Hall of Fame.

first_img* This form will serve as a standardized summary of all documentation on the nominee,and mustappear as the first page of the nomination. The committee will accept no more than 3 letters of recommendation. Submitted by:__________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________Address & TelephoneNumber: _____________________________________________________ Signature of nominee or family member ______________________________ Agricultural Alumni Association, University of Georgia2000 Nomination FormAgricultural Hall of FameDEADLINE: POSTMARKED BY MARCH 15, 2000Date:_________________________Name of Nominee:________________________________________________Living __________ Deceased __________Date of Birth of Nominee: ___________________________________Title or Position Nominee Holds or Held: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Address (if deceased, give closest relative’s name and address):________________________________________________________________________________________________________________EducationalBackground:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________On no more than 3 additional pages (8 ½ X 11, front only, 12 pt. font minimum.),discuss the following:* Nominee’s major contributions to Georgia agriculture* Nominee’s agricultural leadership roles, honors, awards* Nominee’s other major civic, religious, public service contributions and achievementslast_img read more

Why millennials & minorities face tougher times with debt

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Gabriela Santiago-Romero, 24, knows too well how easy it is for younger consumers to be late with making payments on credit card bills.She was juggling too many bills, holding down three to five jobs, and taking four to five classes in college. She opened credit cards to cover gas, food and sometimes a little makeup and clothes for “shopping therapy.” She was busy and tripped up on all the different due dates.“Since I had so many things to pay off, I would forget,” said Santiago-Romero, who owes about $61,000 in student loans and credit cards.She’d get money into the bank to make payments but then would realize that she was a day or more late on some bills.Ding, there’s the sound of another late fee. continue reading »last_img read more