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There are still places available on the Training Institute for Dredging’s (TID) Project Staff Training that will take place from 3 to 7 November 2014 at the company’s premises in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands.This five-day course is based on earlier successful tailor-made training programs organised by the TID at the request of its broad customer base. It has been designed specifically to improve the skills of project engineers, superintendents and project managers with up to three years’ experience in dredging.The Project Staff Training is focused on operational management roles in dredging operations. It allows the participants to expand and improve their knowledge and skills for managing a project, based on the hard numbers relating to each project. The main topics to be covered are working methods, production and cost calculations, planning, effective communication, and reporting and responding to opportunities and threats.The interactive program incorporates classroom-based training, supported by practical case studies, workshops and discussions. The case studies are used to illustrate the subject matter and ensure that participants can apply this knowledge into practical everyday working scenarios.[mappress]Press Release, September 12, 2014
Jomtien Golf with the IPGCMonday, Jan. 12, Khao Kheow – StablefordThere were 33 players out today and we were allocated the C and A courses, the equal cut in the three divisions being made at 5-14, 15-17 and 18+ in division 3, with 11 cards in each group. Cockney boy Phil Heath, playing off 11, won division 1 with 36 points and Teddy Eddie took second on 33. Terry Madsen was third two further back, beating Peeka Palmu 18/14 on the back nine.(Left-right) Dennis Scougall, Bryan Rought, Rod Howett and Jim Connelly. William Chang topped the podium in division 3 with a 22/16 back-nine count back win over Rudi Schaefer, both on 35 points. Mike Fitzgerald was third four points behind.There were three 31’s returned in division 2 and Harry Vincenzi got the nod for first place over Jerry McCarthy in second and Lindsay Phillips third on a 17/16/14 back-nine count back.Near pins went to (Div.1) Terry Madsen, Morten, Pete Sumner and Chris Voller, an d (Div.2) William Chang, Gerry Cooke and Rudi Schaefer.Lindsay Phillips birdied the A5 to claim a rollover ‘2’s pot.Wednesday, Jan. 14, Plutaluang – StablefordWe had 12 groups out today on the North and West courses at Plutaluang and managed to get away 40 minutes ahead of schedule.Paul Hartley returned the best score of the day in the three divisions, winning division 2 (15-19) with 36 points and beating Bryan Rought on a amazing 23/14 back nine count back. Gerry Cooke took third after beating Tim Hake 18/15 on the back nine, both returning scores of 35.In division 1, Ted Lodge beat the ex-London taxi boy Mike Chatt 13/12 on the back six after they both came in with 17 on the back nine and 35 points overall. Dennis Scougall was third one point behind, beating Terry Madsen and Ian Dallas 19/18/16 on the back nine.In division 3, with a 20+ handicap listing, Mike Fitzgerald with 34 points was top man, one ahead of Alan Bissell in and John Hughes took third on 31.There were five ‘2’s in division 1 from Phil Clereham, Ted Lodge, Bryan Rought, Billy Shepley and Dennis Scougall, and three more in division 2 from John McGarry, Howard Stanley and Ron Walsh.Near pins went to (Div.1) Terry Madsen, Kit Parkington, Billy Shepley and Bryan Rought, and (Div.2) Alan Bissell, Andy Crabb, Mike Fitzgerald and Paul Hartley.Friday, Jan. 16, Eastern Star – StablefordWe had 40 players out today and teed off 5 minutes behind schedule and with it being very busy here we experienced a four and a half hour plus round.In division 1, with the cut at 8-15, the telephone box boy Dennis Scougall with 3 blobs on the round beat Ted Lodge 17/16 on the back nine as they both came in with 35 points. Gerry Dooley was third one point behind.Thirty-five points won division 2 honours for Frank Kelly, with Paul Hartley taking second place on 34 and Barry Stirling in third with 32.Howard Stanley claimed the win in division 3 (19+) with 32 points and there were three players on 30 points fighting for second and third place; Mike Fitzgerald beating Andy Galvin and Willy Van Heetvelde on a 17/15/13 back-nine count back.In the ladies competition Herma Fitzgerald scored 38 to take the win, with Verana Suhr in second place on 30.Near pins went to (Div.1) Gerry Dooley (2), Marty Rock and Chris Voller, (Div.2) Joe Kubon, Paul Hartley, Ger Lodge and Eiichi Matsumoto, and (Ladies) Jill Stanley and Verana Suhr.Dennis Scougall chipped in on the par 4, 12th hole for a ‘2’, Chris Voller birdied the 6th in division 2 and Gerry Cooke and Andy Galvin got ‘2’s in the 3rd flight.
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The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championship in sixth spot following a loss to Ballenas of Parksville in consolation round match Saturday.The Bombers dropped a 4-0 decision to the high-powered Vancouver Island squad. However, the sixth-place finish is one of the better results for the Heritage City school in provincial play.LVR opened the tournament Thursday with a 3-0 loss to St. Michael's University of Victoria.The Bombers then reeled off three consecutive wins to reach in round-robin and playoff action over Crofton House of Vancouver, Brookswood of Langley, Holy Cross of Vancouver to reach Saturday's five/six playoff showdown.Naomi Perkins led LVR in scoring with three goals. Emma and Jenna Wheeldon along with Ali Zondervan also scored for the Bombers.LVR advanced to the 16-team tournament as the Kootenay rep after defeating David Thompson of Invermere and J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail in the Zone Championship in May.
Grads from L.V. Rogers Bombers Basketball program returned to the Hangar Boxing Day to compete in the Blair D'Andrea Alumni Basketball Tournament during the Christmas holidays. Grads 1989-2003 swept through the opposition to repeat as champs.The Blair D'Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society was established in 2012 and has been instrumental in supporting local post-secondary student-athletes, Nelson Hoops grassroots minor basketball initiatives, the Kootenay Chill Club Basketball program, the LVR basketball programs, and the West Kootenay Men's Basketball League through scholarships, donations and equipment.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Bomber Grads with Team of the Week honours.Pictured are the players from yesteryear who competed in the one-day tournament.For more information on how to donate or get involved with initiatives run by the Blair D'Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society please email email@example.com.
Galway’s Kennedy Cup team are into the quarter finals of the Cup competition following the group stages held over the last couple of days. In their group games Galway beat Longford 1-0 and Inishowen 2-1 before finishing with a 1-1 draw with Athlone. This evening at 5pm, Galway will play Kerry in the Quarter Final where a win will see them into the Kennedy Cup Semi-Final tomorrow at 3pm. Roscommon finished third in their group and play Mayo this afternoon in the Shield Quarter Final at 3pm.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
12 November 2013 South African Airways (SAA) has announced its commitment to continue providing travel options to and from Argentina, despite discontinuing its direct flights to Buenos Aires from 28 March next year. The airline said in a statement on Monday that customers will still be able to travel to Argentina on SAA via Brazil (where the airline operates 11 weekly flights), or between South Africa and Argentina via flights operated by the airline’s partners in South America. SAA has made travel agreements with fellow Star Alliance partners (made up of Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and Thai and United Airlines), and other major airlines operating between Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, as well as to and from other key South American destinations. “Before discontinuing any route, SAA takes into account the possible consequences of stopping flights, with consideration given to how a particular market can still be served,” SAA chief executive Monwabisi Kalawe said. He added that the decision to rationalise the carrier’s long-haul network was the result of “declining passenger volumes and the depreciation of South Africa’s currency against the US dollar by more than 20% over the last 12 months, and high fuel costs.” SAA’s long-term turnaround strategy will see the airline using more of its Star Alliance membership to gain the most benefits out of the partnership. Customers already holding ticketed reservations on SAA direct services between Johannesburg and Buenos Aires from 29 March 2014 onwards will be re-accommodated via SAA’s Sao Paulo flights, in line with IATA conditions of carriage. SAinfo reporter
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting SiliconBeat has published a list of all “Web 2.0 companies” that received venture backing over 2005and so far in 2006. The list was created by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the NationalVenture Capital Association. In the comments to SiliconBeat’s post, two prominent 2.0 VCshave dissed the list. Peter Rip thinks it’s “ridiculous”, saying that “Web 2.0 is aninvestment fad, for sure, but this classification is pointless in its generality.” Brad Feld agrees with Peter, noting that the classification is awful. Be that as it may, the list is a useful resource – at least in terms of quantifyingcertain things. The most interesting analysis I can think to do on it right now is seeing whichcompanies have received the most funding. The resulting tables are below.In 2005 Vonage got a staggering $200 Million inVC backing, while a company called Datran Media Corporation (according to its website “a leading performance-based marketingcompany”) garnered $60M.Meanwhile in 2006 Sling Media (a TiVo competitor in the digital television space) hasraked in $46M so far this year, with advertising software company Claria Corp (formerlyGator Corporation) pulling in $40M. ePrize, which bills itself as “an interactivepromotion agency” is third on the 2006 list. RazorGator is another which has receivedover $20M in 2006 – they’re an eventticket sales company.While I haven’t digged deep into the spreadsheet that was kindly offered up bySiliconBeat, it does seem noteworthy that the companies receiving the most funding aremedia, advertising/marketing and e-commerce businesses. Indeed recently I notedhere on Read/WriteWeb that online advertising is hot in 2006 – andthat seems to be borne out in the VC investment list.When it comes down to it, there aren’t many companies in the tables below that I’dhave immediately classified as “web 2.0”. Let’s see… definitely Riya, Zimbra andSharpcast – maybe a few others. But it seems the startups attracting VC dosh are in thenew media, marketing and business sectors. Is that really a surprise? I’d suggest alittle bit, but then a lot of so-called web 2.0 companies don’t require a lot of cash todo business (one of the hallmarks of this current era). On the other hand, it perhaps does suggest that the real money in this era willbe made not on the trendy web 2.0 companies – but on the new media and marketingbusinesses. Thoughts anyone?2006 – 1st Quarter – sorted by Amount2005- sorted by Amount Tags:#business#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic... A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai... Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus
But while international support is expanding, WordPress isn’t immune to the problemsof operating in China – where WordPress is blocked.WordPress WidgetsOne of the more promising areas of growth in WordPress is widgets, or mini web appsthat WordPress users can plug into their blog. As of now there are 247 widgets. Around 15-20 of these are availablein the wordpress.com service. Toni told me that most widgets are created by externaldevelopers. Basically this involves developing a WordPress plugin and then widgetizing itin an HTML wrapper.SummaryIt’s pretty plain that Automattic is taking on SixApart with both the EnterpriseEdition and the continued growth and expansion of wordpress.com. Right now SixApart hasthe lead in marketing and probably resources, but WordPress is a strong innovator and hasan open source platform to attract developers. This little battle is far from over andit’ll be interesting to watch it unfold! Toni said there is a developer ecosystem around wordpress, which was donewithout putting commercialism around it – e.g. he notes that themes have links back tothe designers. He also told me there is a lot of innovation happening in the wordpressplatform in general – for example the plugins. The fact that WordPress.org is open sourceis also a factor in the growth of the product, said Toni.Of course you will hear a different story from SixApart, but my general impression isthat WordPress has the advantage in innovation – but TypePad is seen as a slicker andmore user-friendly product for the masses.International ExpansionOne of the more interesting aspects of wordpress.com is its international usage. Whileenglish is the number 1 language used, there are a multitude of other languages supported – and WordPressusers are encouraged to translate more.Spanish is the second most popular language currently – and indeed 4 of the top 10Wordpress.com blogs are Spanish. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic... While I was in San Francisco I sat down to talk to Toni Schneider, CEO of Automattic Inc – the company set up to leverage thepopular open source blogging tool WordPress. Oneof their main projects is WordPress.com, described as “a more limited version ofWordPress that is hosted and completely maintained.” It’s pretty much the equivalent ofTypePad, the hosted blogging service offered by Automattic’s main competitorSixApart.KnowNow WordPress Enterprise EditionThe competition with SixApart was stepped up today when Toni announcedon his blog a partnership with enterprise RSS vendor KnowNow, for a new product called KnowNow WordPress Enterprise Edition(KWEE). It’s an enterprise version of WordPress and comes just a month after SixApartannounced Movable Type Enterprise 1.5, which we profiled onRead/WriteWeb. Toni told me that KWEE is an enterprise package of WordPress MU (themulti-user version of WordPress) – with additional enterprise functionality bundled in.So for example KWEE comes with LDAP, Automattic’s spam solution Akismet and a statspackage. KnowNow will market the product to their existing base of enterprise customers –and any improvements that KnowNow makes to the WordPress product itself, will be releasedback as open source.I asked Toni will it be a hosted service? He said it will be available as both ahosted service (by KnowNow) or customers can install it on their own servers.Stats about WordPress.comAs far as WordPress.com goes, Toni reeled off some impressive stats. It gets 18million unique visitors per month and 70 M page views. There are over 480,000 blogshosted on wordpress.com. He also said there are an estimated 1-2 million WordPressinstallations that are self-hosted. Toni told me the fact that wordpress.com is ad-freeis a big part of the reason why people use it.Comparison to TypepadI asked Toni how wordpress.com compares to Typepad. He said that Typepad has similartraffic to wp.com, although he says wp.com is about to pass Typepad (at least accordingto Alexa). Here is the latest Alexa chart: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai... Tags:#Publishing Services#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts