Drone on

first_imgHome » News » Drone on previous nextProptechDrone onThe Negotiator27th November 2020053 Views InventoryBase, which offers property inspection and inventory services across the UK, has teamed up with Drone Safe Register, to offer a national drone photography service. Drone Safe Register was a winner on BBC TV show Dragon’s Den, winning backing from Peter Jones. He put £140,000 into the company in return for a 40 per cent share in its business.Agents wishing to add a drone video to a property listing, or provide video evidence of a property’s condition prior to a letting or sale, can now book one online. Services like this are necessary – agents cannot fly a device without a licence and to get one must attended an intensive three day course, a theory exam and a flight test to become qualified and obtain permission from the CAA.InventoryBase claims drone surveys are useful for roof surveys and growing in popularity among surveyors for their ability to get into hard-to-reach features on taller buildings.“With the new partnership, customers of InventoryBase can book a remote drone inspection or fly-over of their property to obtain high resolution photos and video on-demand,” says Steve Rad, MD of the company, which was launched in 2012.“With increasing restrictions governing movement, interactions need to be more instant with technology adapting to the consumers need to be and kept informed. Drone surveys can be booked via Inventory base for £199.https://inventorybase.co.uk/national drone photography service drone surveys inventorybase drone safe register proptech November 27, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’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 2021last_img read more

A&P Australia Receives HMAS Choules Maintenance Contract

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today A&P Australia Receives HMAS Choules Maintenance Contract View post tag: contract June 29, 2015 View post tag: Navy The Australian Government has awarded an in-service support contract to maintain the Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, over the next two years.The maintenance contract awarded to Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Ltd (A&P Australia) is a fixed-price performance-based commercial arrangement. The contact has an initial value of $60.6 million and will see the continuation of nearly 30 jobs in the Sydney region.With a growing maritime industry in Australian, United Kingdom-based company A&P Group Limited expanded its operations by creating a local Australian subsidiary, A&P Australia.Parent company A&P Group Limited has been maintaining HMAS Choules since the vessel was acquired from the UK Government in October 2011.Image: Australian Defence View post tag: HMAS Choules View post tag: A&P Australiacenter_img Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: maintenance View post tag: News by topic A&P Australia Receives HMAS Choules Maintenance Contract View post tag: Asia-Pacificlast_img read more

‘Viking’ skeletons found in St John’s

first_imgResearchers at Oxford have discovered that bones found in the grounds of St John’s College may be those of tenth-century Viking raiders.It was previously speculated that the remains might have been those of Danes killed in the well documented St Brice’s Day Massacre in 1002 AD, when King Aethelred the Unready ordered the deaths of all Danish men in England.Academics from the University’s Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art undertook analysis of bones, collagen and dental enamel, which suggested that the skeletons were captured professional warriors from Denmark who were then executed, rather than Danes living in England.The researchers carried out radio-carbon dating, analysis of carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the collagen, and analysis of oxygen and strontium isotopes in the dental enamel. They came to their conclusion by combining these results with a preliminary investigation of the bones by Thames Valley Archaeological Services.Professor Mark Pollard, Director of the Research Laboratory in the School of Archaeology, explained, “Carbon-dating gives an age slightly earlier than the St Brice’s Massacre, although there are various technical reasons why it might do so. However, results from the collagen showed the group had more seafood in their diet than would be expected for the Oxfordshire region. Furthermore, enamel analysis clearly did not suggest that they were brought up in the Thames Valley.“We have an ongoing project to look at human populations around Oxford right back to Neolithic times. Further finds will be compared and may help confirm this hypothesis.”The researchers found similarities to a group of skeletons found on the Weymouth Ridgeway in Dorset, who were identified as Viking raiders.The skeletons were found in 2008 between St Giles’ and Blackhall Road, buried in a mass grave in sthe ditch of a Neolithic ‘henge monument’. They were mostly of men aged between 16 and 25 who were “robust and taller than average”, analysts explained.According to the research paper, published in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology, it appeared that all the skeletons had been stabbed many times shortly before they died, and severe wounds show they were brutally slaughtered.Some of the men also appear to have older scars, which experts believe could point to the fact that they were professional warriors. There is also evidence of charring on some of the skeletons, showing they may have been exposed to fire before being buried. According to the paper, “this evidence left little doubt that these bodies were the result of a mass execution.”The knife wounds and charring initially associated the bones with the massacre at St Frideswide’s Church on St Brice’s Day. The church was burnt down during the Massacre, leading to the construction of Christ Church Cathedral.last_img read more

Department Of Health “SWAT” Team To Conduct COVID-19 Testing In Dunkirk

first_imgPhoto: Matt Hecht / U.S. Air National GuardDUNKIRK – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo says a Health Department “SWAT” team will be deployed to Dunkirk to assist in containing a COVID-19 outbreak at a local business.During his Thursday conference call with reporters, Cuomo said the COVID-19 positivity rate in the region has been one of the highest throughout the state, fluctuating between 1% and 1.8% for the past week.Because of the continued increased positive rate, he is sending what he calls a Department of Health “SWAT” team to set up eight testing sites around the region, with one in Dunkirk.The sites will use Abbott testing machines which the governor says provides same-day results. On Monday, Chautauqua County officials announced a Coronavirus outbreak Fieldbrook Farms in Dunkirk, with dozens of positive tests tracing back to workers at the plant. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kelsey Grammer Shifts Return Dates to Finding Neverland

first_imgBroadway.com has confirmed that Kelsey Grammer is set to return to Finding Neverland slightly earlier than scheduled. The Emmy winner, who originated the role of Charles Frohman in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning tuner, will now land in the production on January 15, 2016 (instead of January 19) and remain at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre through February 21 (instead of February 28). Leading man Matthew Morrison is scheduled to leave the show on January 24.Before Neverland, Grammer most recently appeared on Broadway in La Cage Aux Folles, earning a Tony nomination for his performance as Georges. His additional Great White Way credits include Macbeth and Othello. He won four Emmy Awards for his performance as the titular radio psychiatrist in the long-running hit series Frasier.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.Along with Morrison as Barrie, the cast presently includes Terrence Mann as Frohman and Laura Michelle Kelly as Llewelyn Davies. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Finding Neverland Related Showslast_img read more

Burrower bug

first_imgA silent peanut pest is eating away at profits and has Georgia producers concerned. The burrower bug can wreak havoc on a farmer’s peanuts without him even knowing.The bug’s wrath was felt hardest in Georgia in 2010. Related to stinkbugs, the burrower bug has needle-like mouthparts that it sticks into the plant to suck out the juices. The insect feeds on the peanut kernel inside the pod, which decreases peanut quality. “There’s a tremendous amount of concern among growers,” said Mark Abney, a University of Georgia peanut entomologist. “We can’t predict it. We can’t monitor for it right now very effectively.”Abney, who started at the UGA Tifton Campus in July, plans to conduct research on the bug to develop effective management strategies for producers around the state. Burrower bugs are difficult to monitor because they live below ground, and their damage often goes unseen until it’s too late, Abney said. In many cases peanut farmers carry their crop to the buying point, where it is graded, only to have the inspector point out the amount of damage. If damage levels are high enough — greater than 2.5 percent — loads are downgraded for use in oil rather than the edible market. This results in a significant economic loss for farmers.A major challenge to burrower bug research and management is the unpredictability of when and where it will strike. Not all peanut fields are at high risk to burrower bugs. The bugs thrive in dry conditions and in fields planted using conservation tillage. If a farmer has irrigation and/or deep-tills his peanuts, the risk of burrower bugs decreases dramatically. Nevertheless, burrower bugs can and do sometimes cause damage in conventionally tilled, irrigated fields, Abney added.“The real question is, ‘Can we predict if you will have a burrower bug infestation before the insect appears and does damage?’” Abney said. “The problem is, even in a county with a history of burrower bug damage, we can’t predict which fields are going to have them and which ones aren’t.”This makes research difficult as Abney can’t plant a research plot at the Coastal Plains Experiment Station or in a commercial field and be confident he will get burrower bugs. “That means we have to look for the insects in commercial fields, and when we find them we conduct our research,” he said.The uncertainty associated with burrower bug infestations is a serious problem for growers who must decide if and when to control the pest. In 2012, Abney was told about how one percent of peanuts delivered to a southeast Georgia buying point were affected by burrower bugs.“While that might not sound like much, the problem is the damaged peanuts came from only a few farms. The growers who had problems had damage in almost their entire crop,” Abney said. “Overall, one percent damage may not be a huge deal, but if you happen to be the grower with heavy infestations, it could ruin you.”Several south Georgia counties have reported problems with the bug during the past couple of years, he said.Chemical options for controlling the burrower bug are limited, and insecticide effectiveness has been inconsistent. The use of granular chlorpyrifos has been shown to reduce burrower bug damage, but applications must be made preventatively in July. Broad-spectrum insecticides like chlorpyrifos can reduce natural enemies and increase the risk of outbreaks of other insect pests.To report burrower bug problems, contact your UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASKUGA1.last_img read more


first_imgThursday, February 2, 2006GOV. DOUGLAS ASKS LT. GOV. DUBIE TO PROMOTE VERMONTS GREEN VALLEY AT INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL TECH SHOWMontpelier, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas and Lt. Governor Brian Dubie today announced that the State of Vermont will send a team to the upcoming GLOBE international environmental technology trade fair in Vancouver, Canada to promote Vermont as an ideal location for sustainable, environmental industries.   Governor Douglas said he asked Lt. Governor Dubie to head the team that includes the Vermont Department of Economic Development, Vermont Global Trade Partnership, and the Vermont Environmental Consortium at GLOBE 2006, a biennial trade fair and conference scheduled for March 29-31.Brian has been a leader in the promotion of the Green Valley – our effort to build a robust, sustainable environmental technology sector here in Vermont, Governor Douglas said. That leadership, coupled with his strong relationship with our Canadian neighbors, makes him uniquely suited to this task.I welcome the opportunity to promote Vermont and its environmental technology sector at such a prestigious event, Lt. Governor Dubie said. The Governor and I are both very committed to cultivating and attracting high tech environmental firms that will help us to make Vermont an even better place to live, work and raise a family. The Green Valley is a critical part of the Agenda of Affordability, Governor Douglas continued. Working aggressively to retain and recruit firms who utilize and produce cutting edge environmental technologies will help secure our economic future and ensure that the next generation of Vermonters have good, high-paying job opportunities that permit them to own homes and raise their families here, he said.The Vermont Environmental Consortium is a partnership of environmental technology firms, educational institutions, and other groups interested in promoting sustainable environmental industries.GLOBE 2006 showcases emerging environmental technologies and solutions from leading global technology companies. Organizers estimate that 10,000 environmental business leaders and corporate environmental managers will attend, and that over $625 million in estimated new business was generated at GLOBE 2004.  For more information, visit the GLOBE Web site at: ###last_img read more

Vermont ranks 9th in protecting kids from tobacco

first_imgVermont ranks 9th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations.Vermont currently spends $4.5 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 43.4 percent of the $10.4 million recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Other key findings for Vermont include:In the past two years, Vermont has cut funding for tobacco prevention by 13 percent, from $5.2 million to $4.5 million. Vermont this year will collect $103 million from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend just 4.4 percent of it on tobacco prevention programs. The tobacco companies spend $27.4 million a year to market their products in Vermont. This is 6 times what the state spends on tobacco prevention.The annual report on states’ funding of tobacco prevention programs, titled “A Broken Promise to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 12 Years Later,” was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.”Vermont is doing better than most states in funding programs to protect kids from tobacco, but budget cuts have reduced its commitment to less than half of the CDC’s recommended amount,” said Matthew L. Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. “To continue reducing smoking, Vermont’s leaders should raise the tobacco tax and increase funding for tobacco prevention. Even in these difficult budget times, tobacco prevention is a smart investment that saves lives and saves money by reducing tobacco-related health care costs.”In Vermont, 17.6 percent of high school students smoke, and 700 more kids become regular smokers every year. Each year, tobacco claims 800 lives and costs the state $233 million in health care bills.Nationally, the report finds that most states are failing to adequately fund programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit. Altogether, the states have cut funding for these programs to the lowest level since 1999, when they first started receiving tobacco settlement payments. Key national findings of the report include:The states this year will collect $25.3 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend just two percent of it ‘ $517.9 million ‘ on tobacco prevention programs.States have cut funding for tobacco prevention programs by nine percent ($51.4 million) in the past year and by 28 percent ($199.3 million) in the past three years.Only two states ‘ Alaska and North Dakota ‘ currently fund tobacco prevention programs at the CDC-recommended level.The report warns that the nation’s progress in reducing smoking is at risk unless states increase funding for programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit. The United States has significantly reduced smoking among both youth and adults, but 20.6 percent of adults and 19.5 percent of high school students still smoke.Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 400,000 people and costing $96 billion in health care bills each year.More information, including the full report and state-specific information, can be obtained at www.tobaccofreekids.org/reports/settlements(link is external).SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

Governor Wolf: New Funding Supports Business Expansion in Bedford, Bucks, and Philadelphia Counties

first_img August 07, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for three businesses in Bedford, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties. The new funding will enable the purchase, construction, and renovation of facilities, help purchase new equipment, and will help create and retain 105 jobs across the commonwealth.“My administration remains committed to assisting business expansion across the commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “The new funding approved today will infuse the critical capital needed for these three businesses to create new opportunities and new jobs for Pennsylvanians.”The following loans were approved:Bedford CountyTram-Bar Co-Packing, LLC, a manufacturer of organic energy bars, was approved for a $1,390,670, 10-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate, and a $400,000, 7-year machinery and equipment loan at a 3 percent fixed rate through the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation. The loans will enable the company to purchase a 3.24-acre lot and build a new manufacturing facility in Bedford Township. They will also aid in the purchase and installation of machinery and equipment. The company is expected to create 36 full-time jobs within three years.Bucks CountyRemodeling Concepts, LLC, a residential and commercial remodeling contractor that serves the greater Philadelphia area, was approved for a $400,000, 15-year loan at a 2 percent reset rate through the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation. The loan will enable the company to purchase a new building in Middletown Township, as well as additional renovations. The company is expected to create four full-time jobs and retain 21 existing jobs over three years.Philadelphia CountyCenter City Pediatrics, LLC, a pediatric health care enterprise in Philadelphia, was approved for a $300,000, 15-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate and a $30,000, 10-year machinery and equipment loan at a 3 percent fixed rate through PIDC Financing Corporation. The loans will assist in the renovation of a new office building and the installation of solar panels. The company is expected to create five full-time jobs and retain 39 existing jobs over three years.So far in 2019, PIDA has approved $23,969,867 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $43,170,805 in private investment and supported 857 created and retained full-time jobs. This month’s meeting included the approval of three projects totaling over $2.5 million in Bedford, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties.PIDA provides low-interest loans and lines of credit to Pennsylvania businesses that commit to creating and retaining full-time jobs within the commonwealth, as well as for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities. Loan applications are packaged and underwritten by a network of certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) that partner with PIDA. PIDA is currently offering interest rates between two and three percent for applications received by October 1, 2019.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov.center_img Governor Wolf: New Funding Supports Business Expansion in Bedford, Bucks, and Philadelphia Countieslast_img read more

Barbados and China pledge to maintain close ties

first_img Share NewsRegional Barbados and China pledge to maintain close ties by: – June 18, 2012 Sharing is caring! 17 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel StuartBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados and China have pledged to strengthen the already good relations that exist between the two countries. Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and the Member of the Political Bureau and Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Zhang Gaoli, gave this assurance on Friday during a meeting. Stuart said there was evidence of the more than three decades old fruitful relationship between the two countries across Barbados, and he alluded to projects such as the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development Complex and the Garfield Sobers Complex as proof of such collaboration. “So, there is evidence that this relationship has been fruitful. I was very pleased to be hosted by China last year where I experienced a warm hospitality of your great country,” he added.The prime minister also mentioned the twin interests of renewable energy and pointed to the economic and technical agreements in place to effect this.In turn, Zhang, who is also the head of the Chinese delegation, also praised the harmonious relationship between Bridgetown and Beijing and described Stuart as “a precious friend of China”. He also mentioned the need for closer collaboration between the two countries in areas such as renewable energy and economic cooperation.Barbados and China established diplomatic ties on May 30, 1977.Caribbean News Now Tweet Sharelast_img read more