NMEDD Announces New Members Of Technology Research Collaborative Board

first_imgThe TRC was formalized in 2003, with the goal of promoting technology commercialization in New Mexico, increasing high-paying jobs and diversifying the economy. SANTA FE – The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s (NMEDD) Science and Technology Division has named new board members for the Technology Research Collaborative (TRC). NMEDD News: John Sarrao – Deputy Director Science, Technology, and Engineering Los Alamos National LaboratorySusan Seestrom – Associate Director Sandia National LaboratoriesMyrriah Tomar – TRC Board administrator/chair, Director of the Office of Science and Technology at NMEDDPeter Anselmo – Director Office of Innovation Commercialization, New Mexico TechJohn Chavez – President New Mexico AngelsJon Clark – Deputy Secretary New Mexico Economic Development DepartmentJohn Floros – President New Mexico State UniversityMark Johnson – CEO & Co-Founder Descartes LabsLisa Kuuttila – CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer at STC.UNMGabe Mounce – Director Air Force Space Accelerator, Air Force Research LabMark Popovich – President and CEO 3D Glass Solutions, Inc. In Fiscal Year 2020, the TRC will serve as mentors to science & technology businesses in New Mexico. The board’s short-term goals include leveraging its expertise to assist businesses applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Matching Grants and developing a Five-Year Science & Technology Plan for the State of New Mexico.center_img The volunteer board members represent a broad range of expertise: “We’ve gathered some of the best minds in New Mexico to look at the science and technology business sectors in the state. We need to be on a path that boosts growth and jobs in these areas,” Alicia J. Keyes said. Additionally, the TRC has goals specific to the 2020 Legislature:Secure TRC funding;Allow impact investing in early-stage science and technology businesses with SBIR Matching Grants; and Collaborate with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories on evaluating Technology Readiness Gross Receipts Tax Credit and Program (TRGR) proposals for commercial readiness.last_img read more

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Smithsonian Science Education Center With World Health Organization Support Launches COVID-19 Guide For Youth

first_imgSmithsonian News:The Smithsonian Science Education Center, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)—a partnership of 140 national academies of science, engineering and medicine—has developed “COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?,” a new rapid-response guide for youth ages 8–17. The guide, which is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, aims to help young people understand the science and social science of COVID-19 as well as help them take actions to keep themselves, their families and communities safe.Through a set of seven cohesive student-led tasks, participants engage in the activities to answer questions previously defined by their peers. The questions explore the impact of COVID-19 on the world, how to practice hand and respiratory hygiene and physical distancing, and how to research more information about COVID-19. The final task teaches youth how they can take action on the new scientific knowledge they learn to improve their health and the health of others. Each task is designed to be completed at home.The guide includes updated research, activities, quotes from scientists and frontline public health officials, and physical and emotional safety tips on COVID-19. It also integrates inquiry-based science education with social and emotional learning and civic engagement.“We are immensely grateful to WHO, the IAP, our colleagues at the Smithsonian and other senior project advisors and translators for their perspectives and technical support in ensuring the science is accurate,” said Carol O’Donnell, director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center. “We are also grateful to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for their support during the development of this module. This work represents the power of collaboration and working closely with others across the globe, even during a time of physical distancing.”“Through this project, the Smithsonian Science Education Center makes science exciting and approachable for children and youth all over the world and encourages them to learn by doing” said Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at WHO. “With all the myths and misconceptions out there, it is important for children and youth to understand the nature of this pandemic and what can be done to prevent future pandemics from happening,” “It is so important for children—wherever they are in the world—to develop their scientific understanding and rational thinking,” said Professor Volker ter Meulen, president of IAP. “Only by being able to make rational decisions based on the best science and evidence can any of us adjust our behavior to keep ourselves and our families safe from infections such as COVID-19.”The Smithsonian Science Education Center will disseminate the information to youth worldwide in collaboration with WHO, IAP, educators, and museum and research center networks. The guide is free, will be available to youth in more than 15 languages, particularly African and Asian languages, and can be found at https://ssec.si.edu/covid-19.About the Smithsonian Science Education CenterThe Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) is transforming K–12 Education Through Science in collaboration with communities across the globe. The SSEC is nationally and internationally recognized for the quality of its programs and its impact on K–12 science education.About the World Health OrganizationThe World Health Organization provides global leadership in public health within the United Nations system. Founded in 1948, WHO works with 194 Member States, across six regions and from more than 150 offices, to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. Our goal for 2019–2023 is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being. For updates on COVID-19 and public health advice to protect yourself from coronavirus, visit www.who.int and follow WHO on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube.About the InterAcademy PartnershipUnder the umbrella of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), more than 140 national, regional and global member academies work together to support the vital role of science in seeking evidence-based solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. In particular, IAP harnesses the expertise of the world’s scientific, medical and engineering leaders to advance sound policies, improve public health, promote excellence in science education and achieve other critical development goals. See www.interacademies.org and follow IAP on Twitter https://twitter.com/IAPartnership and YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZl-b7akbFF81bKBZsc8YbQ.last_img read more

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Beaufort brings in former Barclays man as MD

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Poultry processors turn to cryogenic mixer-chilling

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CNOOC: Production Starts from Luda 10-1 Project

first_imgCNOOC Limited announced that the Luda 10-1 comprehensive adjustment project has started production.The Luda 10-1 oilfield is located in Liaodong Bay of Bohai with an average water depth of approximately 30 meters. In addition to fully utilize the existing facilities of Luda 10-1, this adjustment project has also built one wellhead platform.There are currently 13 producing wells producing approximately 3,300 barrels of crude oil per day. The adjustment project is expected to reach its ODP designed peak production of approximately 6,000 barrels of crude oil per day in 2016.The Luda 10-1 is an independent oilfield in which the CNOOC holds 100% interest and acts as the operator.last_img read more

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Why collaboration has never been more important, and how we can do it better

first_imgWhile collaboration has become a buzzword in the construction industry, too few projects are being driven by a genuinely collaborative approach. If a project is to be as efficient and successful as it can be then all project partners and allies need to work together to engineer the best solutions.Too often collaboration is the watchword at the beginning of a relationship but the spirit of partnership and co-operation fades away as the project progresses and disagreements and disengagement creep in. Genuine collaboration where all parties continuously strive to achieve the best result is still the exception rather than the rule.However, the importance of collaboration has never been greater. With the UK now boasting a record construction and infrastructure pipeline worth more than £500bn, it has never been more important to improve productivity to save time and money and to help funding pots stretch further.Despite Lord Adonis’ proclamations average margins remain wafer-thin at just 2.5%. And these margins are coming under even further pressure from increasing inflation costs to materials and salaries. Almost two-thirds of projects (59%) are not built on time and almost one third of projects come in over budget (32%). This trend for poor delivery coupled with the industry’s financial challenges is the incentive the industry needs for all companies in the supply chain to work together more efficiently.Too often collaboration is the watchword at the beginning of a relationship but the spirit of partnership and co-operation fades away as the project progressesWhile collaboration should never have been viewed as just a nice thing to do the industry is coming under increasing pressure to collaborate. Collaboration doesn’t just produce better outcomes for projects but in the long term it produces better outcomes for contractors, communities and the reputation of British contractors.How can we collaborate better?To improve infrastructure and construction delivery, a collaborative approach needs to be adopted from the outset. Consultants, contractors and subbies should be brought together as early as possible at the start of a project to work out what’s technically feasible and break down the silos and adversarial approach.Just as importantly this early engagement is crucial to set out the ground rules. All project partners need to agree to consistent ways of working, reporting and sharing information so that everyone in the supply chain is aware of how best to communicate and work with each other.Working practices that encourage collaboration should be discussed, standardised and agreed. These could include adopting standardised project documents so that all parties present and report information in the same way and creating incentives which reward all parties for work together to improve project delivery.It must put technology at the heart of improving Britain’s productivity puzzle which results in a British worker producing work in five days which a German worker can do in fourBenefits of technologyTechnology also has a key role to play in improving collaboration, so needs to be embraced by project teams. BIM is just one example of a solution that is helping to change the way we build, helping contractors improve at anticipating costs and issues, ensuring programmes can be delivered more effectively.Using a standardised software platform helps to drive consistent standards and provide greater transparency of data across the supply chain. These platforms create one central repository which parties can access to upload, share and extract information. Each aspect of the project can be mapped out from the beginning to the end, and viewed by any member of the team at any time.Adopting new IT and information management systems may culturally, take some construction firms out of their comfort zones, but the investment can significantly increase productivity by reducing project errors, duplication, and rework.Setting the agendaAs the government progresses a new industrial strategy and pursues ambitious plans to make Britain a world leader in major infrastructure, then it must put technology at the heart of improving Britain’s productivity puzzle which results in a British worker producing work in five days which a German worker can do in four.Contractors must solve the productivity puzzle too but cannot do this working on their own. Collaboration is central to all of this because a construction project can only be as successful as its weakest link. Genuine collaboration is about ensuring all parties work together to prevent any weak links.last_img read more

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ISO QUALITY AWARD FOR ‘CASTLE DOUGLAS’ BASED ‘SCOTT COUNTRY INTERNATIONAL LTD’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Following an assessment by an independent organisation, Scott Country International Ltd has been successful in achieving ISO 9001 certification.This internationally recognised prestigious award for quality is an International Standard in use worldwide as the benchmark for quality.The award recognises Scott Country’s commitment to an exceptional quality of service. With only around 3% of UK business holding this certificate, Scott Country are now at the forefront of quality, service and customer care.Said a delighted Paul Stewart,“We have always been proud of the service we offer our customers. Now with the award of ISO 9001, this has been confirmed by outside experts who are used to judging service on a daily basis in a wide variety of trades and industries”Alan Baskerville, who undertook the assessment for CQS Certified Quality Systems, paid particular tribute to “the investment in people and training that enables Scott Country International to provide an efficient service to their customers.”For further info mabout Scott Country visit their website at  www.scottcountry.co.uklast_img read more

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MP pleased with work on Giraudel Playing Field Pavilion

first_img Share 98 Views   no discussions Tweet Share LocalNews MP pleased with work on Giraudel Playing Field Pavilion by: – September 29, 2014center_img Share Sharing is caring! Minister George assisting with work on pavilionRoseau, Dominica – Monday, September 29, 2014 – Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South Constituency (which includes Giraudel) and Minister for Information, Telecommunications and Constituency Empowerment Ambrose George is happy with the progress of work on a pavilion for the Giraudel playing field. Minister George has described the projects as one which is timely and necessary for the young people of the Giraudel community.“It is expected that after this facility is completed that the people of Giraudel will be a in a better position to host sporting games as well as play amongst themselves”.“Following that we will proceed to provide lighting for the playing field so that they can have both day and night games; to provide some fencing facilities for security purposes; and to ensure that the area is properly graded so that they can have a very convenient playing field for the young people of the Giraudel Community,” Minister George stated.The construction of the Giraudel playing field pavilion is costing in the region of one hundred and twenty thousand dollars ($120,000.00). The project is being facilitated with volunteer labour from the people of Giraudel.last_img read more

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Flow Enhances LTE Broadband Service

first_img 67 Views   no discussions Share Share Roseau, Dominica (July 15th, 2020) – Flow Dominica has evolved its popular LTE Broadband Service to provide greater connectivity and faster broadband speeds for customers who are unable to access the company’s fibre network.The LTE Broadband Service, which provides cost-effective, reliable high-speed internet access using Flow’s 4G LTE mobile network, was successfully introduced last year as the company continues to work to meet the demand for broadband connections following the passage of Hurricane Maria in 2017.Now, amid calls for increased social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including work-from-home protocols and online learning, Flow is supporting Dominicans by enhancing its existing three tailored plans based on a customer’s specific broadband requirements.“We understand the country is heavily relying on our services at this time, and likewise, we are committed to providing reliable connections and support wherever possible. While we may be physically separated at this time, we want to give Dominicans peace of mind and reaffirm our commitment to keeping them connected to the things that matter most,” said Lorraine Mitchell, Commercial Manager, Flow Dominica.Effective July 9th, 2020, customers have been migrated to an enhanced LTE Broadband service which now allows them to be connected throughout the month without the worry of losing connectivity.   To ensure all customers continue to receive best quality service Flow has now instituted a daily fair usage policy to guarantee exceptional quality of service for every customer.“There is no doubt the need for connectivity is urgent and we are moving with haste to meet the demand. Similarly, we are also pleased to be able to provide a facility that now helps our customers to seamlessly manage their usage. We made these changes based on direct feedback and we are confident all users will be happy with the enhancements made to our LTE Broadband product,” added Mitchell.Flow’s LTE Broadband Service is available at the Flow Flagship Store and Partner Locations including Depex in Roseau, Club DVD in Marigot and Cabrits Agencies in Portsmouth. BusinessLocalNewsRegional Flow Enhances LTE Broadband Service by: – July 17, 2020center_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Buenavista hits 5-0 slate in NBTC-Guimaras

first_imgPlayers contest for the loose ball during the ongoing National Basketball Training Center Guimaras leg on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Barangay McLain, Buenavista, Guimaras. PHOTO COURTESY OF RICHARD GABAYOYO BUENAVISTA National High School stretched its winning run in the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Guimaras leg to five games on Saturday in Barangay McLain, Buenavista, Guimaras.Buenavista NHS maintained its unblemished slate after a one-sided victory over the cellar-dwelling Agsanayan NHS with all of the former’s players contributing on the offense.Miguel Joshua was named Best Player for Buenavista with 16 points.Meanwhile Good Shepherd’s Fold Academy pulled off a huge upset as it took down Guimaras State College – the defending champion – 95-91. Clint Alconga was hailed as Best Player with 22 points. In the day’s other match, Jordan NHS vanquished East Valencia NHS 77-60. John Paul Ronzales was the high-point man for Jordan with 10 markers.Buenavista was on top of team standings as of Saturday (5-0). Guimaras State College followed 3-1, while Good Shepherd and Sta. Teresa NHS were knotted at 2-2.Agsanayan, East Valencia and Jordan all tied at the bottom with 1-3./PNlast_img read more

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