Offshore WIND Magazine Edition 1/2018 Spotlights LiDARs and Offshore Connectivity

first_imgThe first edition of the Offshore WIND Magazine in 2018 is in the making, with the magazine’s editorial team currently working on topics that are of interest to our readers and gathering all the relevant insight from industry professionals.Illustration (showing Offshore WIND Magazine 4/2017)This year’s first Offshore WIND Magazine, to be published in February, will cover the matters such as the role of LiDARs in offshore wind measurement and new developments in offshore connectivity that would contribute to cost reduction and improve efficiency for operators and contractors.Furthermore, the magazine will offer a guest column, Offshore WIND Breezes, Wind Farm Updates and will take a look back at the Offshore WIND Conference 2017 to provide an overview of the most interesting points, mostly powered by the speakers.Looking to advertise in this edition? Please contact the Offshore WIND Sales team via [email protected] or call us at +31 10 20 92 600.Want to subscribe to the magazine? Head to this website: shop.offshorewindmagazine.comlast_img read more

Gardaí warn of icy roads in parts of Donegal

first_imgMotorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads this morning due to icy conditions.A Status Yellow Snow/Ice warning is in place until 10am today (Monday) as temperatures remain low.Gardaí are advising motorists not to take the back road from Letterkenny to Drumkeen. A lot of black ice has been reported at Coravaddy Woods, particularly at the hill and a number of cars have gone off the road. The Council have been notified.The AA is reminding drivers: Remember it takes much longer to stop on icy roads, so slow down, leave yourself extra room to brake and keep all manoeuvres gentle. Gardaí warn of icy roads in parts of Donegal was last modified: December 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wheat tour showcases U.S. varieties to E.U. buyers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A European trade team representing Spain, Italy and Malta recently spent a week touring wheat fields in North Dakota, Minnesota and Ohio.“Tours like this one are important for all U.S. wheat growers,” said Brad Moffitt with the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program. “Our visitors for this tour are more hard wheat and durum customers but they blend a lot of wheat as well which means they do have an interest in the soft wheat as well.”In fact, Soft Red Wheat (SRW) was the top U.S. wheat class imported during the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 marketing years. During those two years, roughly 80% of the SRW was imported by Spain and 15% was imported by Italy. The European Union has not imported any SRW since June of 2013, but this can change quickly if it is competitively priced, which is why Ohio was a part of this U.S. Wheat Associates sponsored tour.“The objective of the wheat checkoff is to create demand for our product and, in turn, drive profitability for our farmers,” Moffitt said. “That is why visits like this from our E.U. customers are so important.”The group’s Ohio leg included a tour of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Lab in Wooster, a visit to the OARDC wheat test plots for an overview of the Soft Red Wheat Breeding Program and concluded with a farm tour and dinner at Stover Family Farms in Shelby.“The main point of this trip is to give these E.U.-based customers confidence on the high quality of the U.S wheat varieties and to show them, first hand, that a lot of effort and investment is going into the development of new varieties that are suited for their markets and their products,” said Rutger Koekoek, a marketing specialist with U.S. Wheat Associates. “They are very critical buyers and we like to show them that the U.S. wheat industry is making a big effort to satisfy their requirements.”VIDEO: Wheat tour showcases U.S. varieties to E.U. buyerslast_img read more

Time to register for the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The seventh annual Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium (OGFS) will be held on Thursday, December 17th at The Ohio State University Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. The symposium will bring together farmers, researchers and industry experts who will offer insight into key agricultural issues such as land values and rents, input margins, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a crop market outlook, and how the federal clean power plan could impact Ohio.  Attendees will also hear an update from their national grain associations as well as from the leaders of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA).The event is free, but registration is strongly recommended. Deadline for registration is December 11. Visit www.ohiograinfarmerssymposium.org to RSVP, or call OCWGA at 740-201-8088.On-site registration opens at 8:00 a.m. followed by the start of the program at 9:00 a.m.  A full OGFS agenda is available online at www.ohiograinfarmerssymposium.org.The symposium is hosted by OCWGA and OSA in conjunction with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.To download a PDF version of this news release, please click here.last_img read more

Friendster Relaunching: A Lesson in How Not to Brand

first_imgBeing one of the first social networking sites in existence certainly doesn’t establish you as the best or most popular. For this reason, Friendster leaked a video outlining its look and product features. According to TechCrunch, the company is set to release the new product features tomorrow morning. If the below video was meant to get prospective users excited for a revitalized service, they could have approached it from a different angle. Below are the top four reasons Friendster’s new messaging needs to change. Related Posts Tags:#social networks#web dana oshiro A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos 4. It’s You! Up Close and Personal: When you’re trying to brand yourself as an alternative to “generic sites” you might want to come up with messaging that differs from that of a recent $100 million dollar campaign already launched by Yahoo. 3. Your Own Look, Your Own Style: In August, Microsoft was widely criticized for Photoshopping a man’s head and subsequently changing his skin color. In this case, all of the models involved appear to be both racially homogenous and between the ages of 18-30-years-old. Ironically, I would be able to express myself with “[my] own look and [my] own style”; however, the visual message here is that those who do not fit this image would be misfits. 2. [You Can] Send Gifs: If you’re going to show how your network is different from Facebook and MySpace, you should focus on product features that people care about – like mobile uploads, geo-locational applications, news feeds and anything from this decade. 1. Connecting Smiles: This tagline doesn’t conjure images of a fun social network. It does however relate to the tragic fact that up to 1 in 50,000 babies are born as conjoined twins. The phenomenon happens when identical twins’ bodies are fused in utero and the surgery to separate these poor children is often complex and life threatening. last_img read more

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21 days agoMason ​Mount: Chelsea youngsters helping each other

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Mason ​Mount: Chelsea youngsters helping each otherby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Mason Mount believes there is a positive mentality within the Blues squad that is helping young players come through at the club.Boss Frank Lampard has made it his mission to integrate as many of the club’s youth products into the first team this season.The likes of Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Fikayo Tomori and Callum Hudson-Odoi are enjoying extended game time.And Mount believes that all the youngsters help each other settle and adapt to the demands of being a first team player.”I tried to help Reece in his first start as much as I could but, me being only 20 as well, it’s only my second start,” Mount told reporters. “It’s weird. When you look around, there are so many inexperienced players in the Champions League, young players who just broke through this season.”It’s nice to have that around you where you can all help each other.” last_img read more

10 days agoOlivier Giroud warns Chelsea: I left Arsenal…

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Olivier Giroud warns Chelsea: I left Arsenal…by Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlivier Giroud says he’s prepared to leave Chelsea in January.Giroud has struck in both of France’s games this week, but is fed-up with his situation at club level.After France’s 1-1 draw with Turkey, he said in the mixed zone: “I cannot be content with what I have today in Chelsea. “I’m 33 but still have legs, a profile that will allow me to play a few more years of football. I feel good physically. “The priority is to stay in Chelsea, but if I’m forced to make a choice, I’ll do like the same as when I left Arsenal.” last_img

Cannabis paraphernalia to take a modern twist after legalization say experts

first_imgTORONTO _ Francois Ricard’s run of poking fun at the prime minister about Canada’s impending legalization of recreational cannabis may soon come to an end in Quebec even if it thrives in the rest of the country.His Just-in Canada line of products depicting Justin Trudeau riding a giant joint or flying high above Parliament Hill will be outlawed on Oct. 17 according to a new provincial law that prevents retailers from selling any items that include the cannabis leaf.“At this point my only option in Quebec is to hide the joint or the leaf image and put ‘censored’ over it,” he said in an interview.The head of the 75-year-old gift and souvenir supplier linked up with a local artist in an attempt to cash in on what Ricard expects will be growing demand for cannabis-related paraphernalia as legalization makes marijuana use more mainstream.The Quebec law will almost certainly face a constitutional challenge over freedom of expression protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, says Mylany David, a lawyer who heads a working committee on cannabis at the Langlois law firm.The new Quebec government has promised to raise the age for using cannabis to 21 from 18 and prevent public consumption, but has not indicated if it will make changes to a law prohibiting sales of T-shirts and other items depicting the marijuana leaf.David said she doesn’t see how selling T-shirts with a marijuana leaf could become illegal even though consuming the drug itself will be legalized.“It’s a leaf that’s existed for thousands of years and it does not belong to the government of Quebec,” she said. “It’s not property rights of the government of Quebec to prohibit the use of it so it will be challenged because it may limit the freedom of expression, a fundamental charter right.”In the rest of Canada, sales of cannabis-monikered T-shirts, mugs and jewelry will continue and likely increase, industry observers say.Cannabis symbolism isn’t just restricted to goods sold in souvenir or head shops, says Rebecca Brown, founder of Crowns Creative, a Toronto-based advertising agency focused on the cannabis industry.It is being embraced in fashion circles, with an array of pricey clothing and jewelry that show off the cannabis leaf.“It’s this elevation of cannabis symbolism which I think is super cool and I guess it’ll be interesting to see in Canada how will that play out.”Brown believes cannabis symbolism will grow as has been the case during other big cultural shifts that captured people’s imaginations, such as the space race many decades ago.“There will be more depicted and different kinds of depiction of cannabis in many different ways as it becomes more mainstream,” she said. “Some of it will be parody and some of it will be more elevated like fashion.”The industry has been spending heavily on non-cannabis products that don’t face the same restrictions as cannabis and accessories.Producers are all ordering swag to promote their brands, said Mitch Freed, executive vice-president of sales and strategy for promotional merchandise firm Genumark.“They’re marketing like crazy,” he said in an interview.“These are billion-dollar companies that are marketing themselves very similarly to other billion-dollar companies in our country.”Freed expects branding will increase following legalization but he declined to estimate how much spending could be added to the $2-billion Canadian promotional product sector.Merchandise has always been an important part of Canopy Growth Ltd. dating back to its origins as a supplier of medical marijuana, said David Bigioni, chief commercial officer, recreational cannabis.But instead of T-shirt giveaways, the company is focusing efforts on raising awareness of its Tweed brands, he said.“You’re trying to enhance and complete what consumers need to fully realize their cannabis experience,” Bigioni says of grinders, vaporizers and other accessories.The company will also sell unique products along with shirts, vests, socks and other materials outside of Quebec that customers would want to wear, but with a modern twist.Branding is an important way to attract adult consumers to the new legal marketplace from the illicit trade, says Allan Rewak, executive director of the industry association Cannabis Canada Council.But Rewak adds that his members won’t engage in general branding that appeals to youth, is lifestyle branding or uses celebrity endorsements, all of which are illegal under the federal rules.“You’ll see some T-shirts at visitors centres and stuff like that but this will not be beer.”last_img read more

Spike in Jersey Sales Prompts Kaepernick to Donate All

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Image courtesy of Yahoo.comWith the country still reeling from Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, supporters of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback are opening their wallets to buy up every last one of his jerseys.Kaepernick’s famous number 7 jerseys have flown off the shelves since his protest of the Star-Spangled Banner — so much so that it has since skyrocketed to number one on the NFL’s official website. Earlier this week, Good Morning America reported that the star footballer ranked 20th among 49ers players jersey sales before his stance against police brutality gained national attention.Kaepernick took to Instagram Wednesday to thank his fans for all their love and support while promising to donate the money he received from his spike in jersey sales.“I wasn’t expecting my jersey sales to jump to number one because of this, but it shows the people’s belief that we can achieve justice and equality for all,” he wrote. “The only way I can repay you for the support is to return the favor by donating all the proceeds I received from my jersey sales back into the communities.”According to the Atlanta Black Star, Kaepernick had previously announced that he would donate his first $1 million dollars earned this seasons to organizations working to tackle issues near and dear to his heart. The star quarterback said he wanted to ensure that he was actively involved in helping communities.Kaepernick’s plans to give back have since silenced the nay-sayers who argued that he wasn’t doing enough to actually make a difference. Others are still outraged over his “disrespectful” behavior and critical comments on the nation’s law enforcement personnel.Kaepernick has repeatedly asserted that he is not anti-American or anti-cop, but simply wants to bring light to the injustices faced by African-Americans and other minorities in this country.“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” the quarterback told NFL.com. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” read more