ADNOC unlocks $1bn in business value from digital hub. (Credit: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) State-owned oil company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has reported the generation of over AED3.67bn ($1bn) in business value from its Panorama Digital Command Center since its commissioning three years ago.The Panorama is a fully integrated, real-time data visualisation centre designed to help ADNOC unlock efficiencies, and identify new pathways to optimise performance.Said to be a part of ADNOC’s ongoing strategic investments in digitisation and artificial intelligence (AI), the Panorama enables the firm to improve efficiencies and respond to complex market dynamics.Panorama is one of the digital transformation initiatives of ADNOCADNOC said that Panorama digital hub is also enabling an agile response during the Covid-19 situation.Using smart analytical models, AI, and big data, Panorama aggregates real-time information across ADNOC’s 14 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies to generate operational insights and recommendations.ADNOC Group Digital team is managing the command center, which is being accessed through secure remote work settings.Panorama is one of the digital transformation initiatives undertaken by ADNOC.Some of its other digital initiatives include its smart data analytics Thamama Subsurface Collaboration Center; use of AI-assisted value chain modeling and predictive maintenance technologies; and blockchain-based hydrocarbon accounting.ADNOC digital senior vice president Abdul Nasser Al Mughairbi said: “The importance of embedding digital technology in businesses has never been greater and ADNOC’s continuous investment in digital transformation over the last three years allows us to be more resilient, agile and responsive in navigating today’s market landscape.“Our Panorama Digital Command Center acts as our ‘eyes on the ground’ and enables speed, accessibility, and integration across our operations – key attributes that are required to make smart business decisions.”Recently, ADNOC and Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) have jointly launched a tender for 3,200MW high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) subsea transmission system in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.The project is expected to reduce ADNOC’s offshore facilities CO2 footprint by up to 30% through ADPower’s efficient onshore power production. Panorama real-time data visualisation centre enables ADNOC to improve efficiencies and respond to complex market dynamics
Home » News » Agencies & People » Carter Jonas signs up for another two years with Zoopla previous nextMarketingCarter Jonas signs up for another two years with ZooplaAnnouncement comes just six months after it committed to Boomin and two years since it re-joined Zoopla after leaving for OTM.Nigel Lewis8th April 20210296 Views Thirty-three branch national estate agency Carter Jonas has signed up all its offices to Zoopla until at least April 2022, the two companies have announced jointly, just a week after Boomin’s launch.Carter Jonas and Zoopla have had their ups and down in recent years; the agency quit Zoopla in 2014 as a founding member of OnTheMarket, returning in 2019 but only initially listing 10 branches on the portal.The 170-year-old LLP, which is a multi-disciplinary property consultancy which includes residential, commercial, office and rural, says it has made the decision to extend with Zoopla after its residential lead volumes from the portal increased by 40% between 2019 and 2020.The £66.8 million turnover property firm also lists with Rightmove and OnTheMarket. It signed up to Boomin in November.Lisa Simon (pictured), Head of Residential at Carter Jonas, says: “Zoopla’s continued investment in its digital infrastructure presents users with a seamless approach to their property search.“These efforts help to drive leads and increase exposure for our properties and complement perfectly the expert knowledge, advice and guidance provided by our teams – supporting our clients to make informed decisions and making the overall process of selling, buying or letting a property a more positive experience.”Zoopla’s Chief Commercial Officer Andy Marshall adds: “With their distinguished history and nationwide presence, we’re delighted that Carter Jonas has chosen Zoopla as one of its key providers for growth in 2021 and beyond.“It looks set to be another busy period for the property market with the extension of the stamp duty holiday and the new government-backed mortgage scheme, and we look forward to helping the brilliant team at Carter Jonas capitalise on this.”Boomin Andy Marshall Lisa Simon Carter Jonas Zoopla April 8, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Cavs beat OKC, 67-60. Cavs came out playing like they always do. They are not with their point guard Zach Lui, but they have added Ricky Hoffman and Travis Conyers. They’re great additions. These two guys showed their game last night. They’re maybe the team to beat.OKC, the current champions, had 38 percent field goals attempt. Justine Guthrie had only 6 points. Definitely seems like first game jitters. I am not worried with this team; they always play better during the later part of the season.Cavs: R. Hoffman – 23, T. Conyers – 15, J. Flynn – 14, L. Miranda – 8, J. Stevenson – 4, J. Galeon – 3OKC: M. McMonagle – 16, D. Liming – 13, J. Roberson – 8, P. McMonagle – 7, J. Guthrie – 6, L. Pagan – 5, A. Yap – 3, S. Onarce – 2 Raptors defeated the Lakers, 63-59. Welcome to the league, Raptors, the new team who has its sight on the title this season. This group has been playing together for a while so team chemistry is not the question here. Darrel Lamont Williams plays on both ends of the game. Justine Conroy is court savvy. They’re definitely a team to watch this season. They edged out the Lakers last night. The Lakers, with one of the best players in our league, Kevin Walker, had to learn team chemistry. It’s their first time playing with each other. If they figure things out, watch out for this sleeper team.Raptors: D. Williams – 16, S. Devaney – 14, K. Jaworski – 12, J. Conroy – 10, J. D’Amato – 6, M. Defazio – 3, K. King – 2.Lakers: K. Walker – 25, J. Smooth – 13, Mo Stack – 8, RJ Purino – 6, M. Barry – 3, #9 – 2, #7 – 2.The Bucks edged out the Spurs, 67-65. The Bucks’ new line up can be dangerous in this league. Tamir Sowell and JP Anacreon’s combination of hustle and defense gave the Spurs a good run for their money. The Spurs, with new point guard Alex Mirabel, will adjust to the new team. Sometimes it only takes a game. Although they lost last night, this team can win it all. As a team, they have to have that chemistry to make this happen. It was a great game. JP Anacreon put back in the last second and won it for the Bucks.Bucks: T. Sowell – 25, JP Anacreon – 17, C. Obreo – 8, J. Jones – 8, G. Corea – 6, B. Smith – 3Spurs: JJ Hladik – 36, A. Mirabel – 10, B. Pipher – 10, J. Fortune – 9, R. King – 0, F. Cheng – 0, M. Aulov – 0Standing: Cavs (1-0), Raptors (1-0), Bucks (1-0), OKC (0-1), Lakers (0-1), Spurs (0-1), Sixers (0-0)
The Metropolitan Police is continuing to investigate incidents of deliberate contamination of Allied Bakeries’ Kingsmill bread, produced at its Orpington plant in Kent.A total of 35 complaints of contamination were made by customers between February 2005 and January 2006. The final one, on January 25, was of fragments of glass in Kingsmill bread. Several incidents of contamination have been ruled out as unconnected to the main case, a spokeswoman said. She said a large number of staff had agreed to give samples of DNA and fingerprints to police, and this screening has now been completed. Enquiries are ongoing.Allied Bakeries said in a statement that, as the police investigation remains ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment fully at this stage. However it introduced tamper-evident packaging on Kingsmill products earlier last month. The packaging has a modified seal, which means it is easier to see if the bag has been tampered with or not.
The UK’s Industrial Strategy is a long-term plan to build a Britain fit for the future through a stronger, fairer economy. Through this we will help businesses to create better, higher-paying jobs – setting a path for Britain to lead in the high-tech, highly-skilled industries of the future.Notes to editors2050 CalculatorBEIS welcomes interest from Commonwealth countries and encourage them to contact their local British High Commission or Embassy in the first instance to discuss the programme. The department will also be advertising for a technology company to act as a delivery partner through a competitive process to manage the programme and give training to countries. Dr Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, said: The Commonwealth brings together a rich heritage and shared cultural values. But these aren’t the only common bonds linking member states. Each is also inextricably connected by the shared impacts of weather and climate. Improving resilience and forecasting will provide a lifeline for vulnerable communities helping them to cope with weather and climate shocks through measures which improve food security and provide protection from extremes of weather. There can surely be no better aspiration than sharing cutting edge climate science to improve the fortunes and prospects of people in their day-to-day lives. Speaking ahead of the Commonwealth Science, Research and Innovation Reception Science Minister Sam Gyimah said: Sam Gyimah is due to outline further details during the Commonwealth Science, Research and Innovation Reception tomorrow at New Zealand House.The Science Minister is also expected to confirm the launch of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR): CommonSensing, to improve countries’ ability to deal with climate change and reduce disaster risk in Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.This serves to show the importance of Commonwealth countries working together to reduce carbon emissions and tackle some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges.The Minister will also announce a new Met Office partnership programme, Met Office Climates Services Pilot for Commonwealth Member Countries, which will generate vital information to better tackle climate change across the Commonwealth.Professor Stephen Belcher, the Met Office Chief Scientist, said: Reducing carbon emissions is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. It’s up to us all to protect our planet for generations to come. The UK is a world-leader in science, research and innovation, and as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy and Clean Growth Grand Challenge, we’re utilising our world-class science and research expertise to develop programmes and new innovations that will help some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Our International Partnership Programme is already helping more than 30 developing countries tackle big issues and this new project will vastly improve disaster relief in Kenya. IPP puts British innovation on a global stage, showcasing the capabilities of our leading space businesses. business ministers announce more than £8 million for innovation technology to tackle global climate change and prepare for natural disasters funding to help Commonwealth countries lower greenhouse gas emissions new investment for British satellite technology to help Kenya prepare for and respond to natural disasters The UK is leading the world in tackling climate change while growing our national income, ensuring we are best placed to help other countries reduce harmful carbon emissions. Providing expertise to mitigate global warming and reducing emissions is a crucial priority for Commonwealth nations, and vulnerable Pacific Islands in particular. Investment in pioneering British technology to help Commonwealth countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for natural disasters has been announced today (17 April 2018) as part of this week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has announced £3.5 million of funding to extend the ‘2050 Calculator’, a technology that helps countries develop strategies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Ms Perry has also confirmed £1.2 million to reduce carbon emissions in Pacific countries, supporting the UN’s climate change targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement while helping to deliver on the government’s Industrial Strategy Clean Growth Grand Challenge.Alongside this, Science Minister Sam Gyimah has announced a £3.5 million UK Space Agency International Partnerships Programme in Kenya which uses British satellite technology to help the country plan and respond to disasters, including droughts, floods and famine.During a speech on accelerating climate action in the Commonwealth, Claire Perry, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, said: UKSA International Partnership ProgrammeThe International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a 5-year, £152 million programme run by the UK Space Agency. IPP focuses on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable economic and societal benefit to emerging and developing economies around the world.The primary aim of IPP is to deliver effective aid to developing countries, the secondary aim is to provide growth opportunities to UK businesses in new sectors and demonstrate the effectiveness of space solutions to governments around the world.IPP is part of and is funded from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s £1.5billion Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
The development phase of the project has an expected capital cost of US$5to US$5.3 billion and will be funded on an attributable basis: 60% by Anglo American and 40% by Mitsubishi.First production of copper is expected in 2022, ramping up to full production in 2023.Mark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American, said: Anglo American this week announced the approval of its Quellaveco project, a world-class copper project in Peru.This announcement represents the UK’s largest investment ever in Peru, highlighting the UK’s long-standing commitment to the country. The investment will reach up to US $5.3bn, making the UK the largest foreign direct investor in the country.Colin Gray, Chargé d’Affaires at the British Embassy, said: Quellaveco is one of the world’s largest and most attractive undeveloped copper orebodies. After several years of extensive preparatory work, we are very pleased to develop the project together with our partners Mitsubishi. We are grateful for the strong support we have gained from our host communities and at the national level. Quellaveco should bring very significant opportunities and sustainable benefits to the lives of those we employ, our business partners, the surrounding region and Peru as a whole, for decades to come. Anglo American’s announcement is excellent news for Peru and for our bilateral relationship. This is a moment of pride and the culmination of many years of hard work. This project will create thousands of jobs and bring greater prosperity across the country. I offer my warmest congratulations to all those who have worked so hard to make it a reality. The support of local communities is the result of an innovative 18-month consultation with local authorities and community representatives from the Moquegua region. Through this ‘dialogue table’, Anglo American agreed 26 detailed and specific long-term commitments relating to water management, environmental protection and social investment. For example, by ensuring that the water required by the operation is drawn mainly from a river whose water is naturally unfit for human or agricultural use and additionally by collecting excess rainfall and sharing it with the communities, Anglo American is delivering on its promise of a positive water impact for local people and their livelihoods.For more information, please contact:British Embassy, Lima:Gabriel Real de [email protected]: 617 3008
Soil Still Dry Rainfall late last week and early this week has brought some temporary relief to drought conditions across Georgia. But the state needs much more rain to break the drought. Total rainfall between June 8 and June 14 in the state’s peanut region ranged from 0.3 inches at Statesboro to 1.98 inches at Tifton. Most stations reported between 0.75 and 1.75 inches. Across the rest of the state, rainfall ranged from 0.1 at Dearing and 0.27 at Eatonton. Some stations had more than 1.5 inches, included Attapulgus and Dixie in southwest; Tifton in south central; Vidalia in southeast; Griffin, Pine Mountain and Williamson in west central; Blairsville in the north Georgia mountains; and Clark Atlanta University in downtown Atlanta. (The rainfall figures are from the University of Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network. Daily updates are available on the Web site.) With last week’s rain, conditions in central Georgia improved from extreme to severe drought, while southwest Georgia improved from severe to moderate drought. Except for the northwest (moderate), the rest of the state is in severe drought. Rainfall needed to end the drought ranges from 4 inches in the northwest to more than 11 inches in the southeast. The eastern two-thirds of the state needs more than 9 inches to end the drought. Drought Still On The Georgia Agricultural Statistical Service reports that soil moisture is very short to short in 70 percent of the state. The topsoil in the central, east central and all of south Georgia is excessively dry, and yield prospects are reduced. West-central Georgia soils are abnormally dry, and prospects are deteriorating. Across the rest of the state, the soil moisture is rated as short. Regional drought and soil moisture conditions are calculated by the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center and updated weekly. Agriculture remains stressed across the state. GASS rates almost half of the corn and pastures very poor to poor. Almost a third of the cotton crop is rated very poor to poor. You can find daily updates on the drought at the UGA drought Web site. Or contact your county extension agent.
Prior to staring a career spreading the word about other bands, Mike Farley – now a publicist in Madison, Wisconsin – was in a couple bands himself. Thirty years ago, he and buddy Dave Kenna played together as Second Wind, which they recently reformed to record an EP, and Mike fronted the Mike Farley Band in the Cleveland, Ohio, area for a number of years, garnering a reasonable measure of success while opening for such acts as Dave Matthews Band, Edwin McCain, and The Pretenders.Over the last couple years, I have done a lot of work with Mike, as he regularly funnels me an eclectic mix of great bands to feature on Trail Mix. It was only recently, however, that I became aware of a special facet of his personal life; he and his wife, Jennifer, are raising a child with autism. This was particularly interesting to me, because, as a public school teacher, I see autism more and more each year in my classroom. I recently caught up with Mike to talk about Second Wind, his son, and the song that autism inspired.BRO – Tell me about Second Wind the first time around.MF – I grew up on Long Island. Dave Kenna, my partner in Second Wind, and I were in different bands. I was in a metal band and he was playing in a classic rock cover band. We met through a friend of mine about the time that I was growing out of my metal phase. One night Dave and I were out with some friends at this bar called Top Of The Stretch, which later became our hangout for the summer of 1982, and there was this dude up there playing. He was sort of a one man band guy. We were a bit drunk and decided to let the owners know that we were interested in playing a gig; we figured we could do what this guy was doing, but this was well before we had even come up with anything. The next day we realized that we would actually have to put something together. So we did. We got together and jammed and worked up some acoustic stuff, both covers and our own material.BRO – Three decades later, you decided to revisit Second Wind.MF – Dave and I go see an NFL game together each year. Before the trip last year, he sent me an email reminding me that it had been thirty years since we had gotten Second Wind together. Keep in mind that we had gone our separate ways since then. Though we started another band together, Second Wind had been shelved. So he told me that he thought we should get together again and record. I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it. We hadn’t played together in so long. But my wife convinced me to do it. I really had no reason not to. Each of us was to bring two new songs in and we would go from there. The goal was new material. I hadn’t written a lot in the last few years, so it was a struggle for me. I ended up having to write one song and used the theme of autism. We met up in Kansas City and rehearsed for a couple days. It felt so good and was like we hadn’t stopped playing together. We got to this studio in Eudora, Kansas, and recorded for the day. There was a great vibe. We put everything down and it came out so well. Our engineer wanted to know if we would release it as an EP and we decided to do just that.BRO – You mentioned autism. Tell me about Jonathan.MF – Jonathan, our son, was born in 2007. When he turned two, he was still hardly talking. We got some speech therapy for him and, right before we moved to Madison, one of the therapists working with my wife gave her a brochure about autism and encouraged her to look into it. This upset us, as we were sure he was just speech delayed. When we got to Madison in 2010 we put him into a preschool. Because he wasn’t really talking, he was a bit of a problem at school. He was pinching, biting, and pushing other kids. He couldn’t communicate any other way. Every other day we were getting an incident report about something. We had to work with them to get this behavior fixed. We ended up getting Jonathan tested and got two or three different opinions that supported him being on the autism spectrum. He now gets services through the Wisconsin Early Autism Project every day. Two therapists come to the house and Jonathan gets between four and five hours of intense therapy each afternoon. Within a few months, we saw serious improvements. In the past year, he has been taking a social skills class – we call it Friends Club – and has learned how to have friends and interact with his peers. Now he has friends at school. They know he is a little different, but this has helped so much. He has his struggles, but Jonathan has improved a lot.BRO – What is the story behind “Foxhole,” from the EP?MF – All of this is a serious strain on a marriage. My wife and I have a good marriage. We are very strong and we lean on each other a lot. I don’t remember how this came up, maybe through a movie or on a TV show, but I heard someone say, “There’s nowhere I would rather be than in a foxhole with you.” I thought that was appropriate. It was exactly what this feels like.BRO – If you could sum up in one word what a typical day with Jonathan is like, what would it be?MF – Eventful. There is always something going on. You never know what could happen from one minute to the next. His moods change a lot and you have to be prepared for when a tantrum is going to hit or something sets him off. You never know when you head out to an event, or even to the grocery store, if it is going to be good. Or if his routine changes we have to do a social story, which is basically a book that explains what we will be doing. If we go on vacation or visit family we do one. Most of the days have been really great, but there is usually part of the day that isn’t. There are some days that aren’t. But definitely eventful, because every day is full of them.BRO – Your wife, Jennifer, does a wonderful blog about your experiences parenting. What do the two of you want other parents to know about what it’s like having a child on the spectrum?MF – As hard as it is, it is still a gift to have this child. To a degree, we feel like we were chosen to have Jonathan so we can help other people facing the same situation. We try to do that. We are also always trying to show to other people that have “normal” kids what it is like. As hard as it can be, Jonathan is still our kid and we love him no matter what and will do anything we can for him. Jonathan might be a little but different than other kids, but he really isn’t that different at all.———————————————————————————————You can check out “It’s Gonna Be Alright” from Eudora, Second Wind’s EP, on this month’s Trail Mix. More information on Second Wind and getting a copy of the EP can be found at www.michaeljmedia.com/secondwind.html.I would also suggest you take a minute to check out Jennifer’s blog on parenting an autistic child at http://www.justanotherautismblog.blogspot.com. Her writing is equally entertaining, engaging, and agonizing. It is likely that you know someone with an autistic child; Jennifer’s blog offers a window into a world that many of us never see.
“The goal of the MST is not only to provide surgical assistance to the local population but also to provide relief to hospitals that may be overwhelmed with patients,” said Capt. William Ang Abrigo, surgical nurse. “We are here to provide quality medical care to the patients, as well as to build a working relationship with our Honduran counterparts.” The training hospital allows the team to work with surgical students and teach new techniques they may not have been exposed to. For example, on this occasion, the surgical team partnered with a third year medical student to perform three surgeries during the MEDRETE at Hospital Escuela. By Dialogo May 06, 2013 When the MST visits hospitals in the community they travel with everything they need to complete the mission. All the instruments and drugs are packed and ready to go. This allows the team to setup anywhere to complete the mission. “We free up their surgical teams to take care of other patients,” said Boggs. “One of the patients had a dead bowel; we had to do the surgery that night or he would not have made it to morning.” “The hospital staff and our Honduran counterparts were hungry for the knowledge and for the insights we provided them,” said Capt. Shawn Fahey, MST nurse anesthetist. Surgical MEDRETES allow the MST to exercise their surgical skills while providing relief to the saturated medical staff at Hospital Escuela. The MST, assigned to the Medical Element at JTF-B, performs weekly surgical medical readiness training exercises (MEDRETE) in Comayagua and La Paz, while visiting Tegucigalpa on a monthly basis. “It was a great opportunity for us to team with our Honduran counterparts and to instruct the students during their surgical rotation,” said Maj. Boggs, MST surgeon. “We not only taught the student, we also learned from her as well.” When the team is in surgery they work alongside Honduran medical staff sharing knowledge and techniques. On April 23, Joint Task Force-Bravo’s (JTF-B) Mobile Surgical Team (MST) partnered with the Hospital Escuela, a training hospital in Tegucigalpa, to teach and perform much needed surgeries as part of a commitment to building partnership capacity. The trip to Tegucigalpa was a huge success,” said Boggs. “The hospital called us 24 hours later and requested we come back as soon as possible.” We would love to get in touch with mst in order to transfer their experiences to the central hospital of our armed forces. It’s important, since we have edited a book on operational medicine and we have published several articles considered to be of academic interest.
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