Gov’t/Utech gets land surveying equipment

first_imgGov’t/Utech gets land surveying equipment Office of the Prime MinisterJune 15, 2011 RelatedGov’t/Utech gets land surveying equipment RelatedGov’t/Utech gets land surveying equipment RelatedGov’t/Utech gets land surveying equipment FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Several pieces of land surveying equipment were presented to the Government and the University of Technology (UTech), at a ceremony at the Department of Local Government, Kingston on Tuesday June 14. Five total stations were donated to UTech and two total stations and a Global Positioning System (GPS) station were handed over to the Government by the Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation (KCSC), as part of a partnership agreement under the current Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP II).   Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government, Hon Robert Montague, explained that the Government entered into a partnership with the Korean firm, about a year now, to expand LAMP II. He noted that part of that agreement involved working with UTech, which trains land surveyors. “For us at Local Government, these pieces of equipment are going to help us to meet our financial targets… (and will help) to properly define boundaries of property. We will be able to issue the relevant valuation notice and… collect property taxes,” he said. Representative of KCSC in Jamaica, Wonjun Choi, said the company was happy for the opportunity to extend the relationship with the country. He said the entity remained committed to continue working with the Government on land titling projects. LAMP is a Government initiative, designed to help landowners in Jamaica who do not possess a Certificate of Title to acquire the document. It also helps to update information on existing land titles. LAMP II, launched in July, 2010, is aimed at improving the capacity of the programme to deliver land titles, as well as complete a digital cadastral/registry to be used for planning and development. KCSC and its local representative, Geoland Title Limited, through a partnership with the Government, have been instrumental in the expansion of LAMP II into St. Elizabeth, Manchester and Clarendon. KCSC, one of the largest land surveying companies worldwide, has introduced advanced land surveying and land information systems to Jamaica. The company has also embarked on developing industry-academia co-operation, in the field of cadastre (a public register of property showing the extent, value, and ownership of land for taxation), surveying and land titling. KCSC has partnered with UTech and the National Land Agency in this undertaking. By ALECIA SMITH, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

Cut Line: Spieth, McIlroy filling void left by Woods

first_imgIf Chambers Bay’s lone fir were to fall into Puget Sound would anyone hear it? No, because the complaining about the layout’s greens is too loud. Cut Line takes a final look back at what was a historic and heated U.S. Open. Made Cut Summer Slam. In a world where Tiger Woods continues to struggle to break 80, it’s a compelling development that a 21-year-old would step in to fill the void. With his victory at the U.S. Open, Jordan Spieth will become just the sixth player to head across the Atlantic Ocean looking to win the third leg of the single-season Grand Slam next month. While the oddsmakers still have Rory McIlroy as the favorite at St. Andrews (4 to 1), and the mathematicians have estimated Spieth has a 1 percent chance of becoming the first player to complete the modern single-season Grand Slam, the mere possibility has made the Open Championship one of the most highly-anticipated events in recent memory. Comparisons with Woods have never been healthy and Spieth, as well as McIlroy, still have plenty of ground to cover if they are going to catch the guy in red and black, but there is no ignoring the buzz both young players have created. Watson & Watson. Neither Bubba nor Tom have been enjoying the best of times lately. Bubba Watson missed the cut last week at the U.S. Open and doesn’t have a top-10 finish on the PGA Tour since March, while Tom Watson is still being haunted by last year’s Ryder Cup and his best finish on the Champions Tour this season is a tie for 13th place. Both Watsons, however, got off to a good start this week, with Bubba scorching TPC River Highlands with an opening-round 62 for the lead at the Travelers Championship and Old Tom firing a 66 in Round 1 to move atop the U.S. Senior Open leaderboard. The duo’s start also sets up an intriguing head-to-head competition – who will be this week’s low Watson? Made Cut-Did Not Finish (MDF) Torture Chambers. Say this about last week’s visit to the Pacific Northwest, it certainly made things interesting for those who carry notebooks and microphones. Billy Horschel was the most outspoken, blasting the greens at Chambers Bay that were a delicate mixture of fescue, poa annua and dirt. “I think we really need to be taken seriously on this,” he said on Sunday. “I think a lot of players, and I’m one of them, have lost some respect for the USGA and this championship this year for the greens.” Many echoed Horschel’s comments – Chris Kirk on Twitter said “the USGA should be ashamed” – and executive director Mike Davis acknowledged the agronomic issues that caused the dead and dying putting surfaces. There hadn’t been this much focus on dead grass in the big leagues since last year’s Players Championship, and the incident proves that players will tolerate all manner of quirky golf course design as long as the putting greens are, well green. Tweet of the week: Responses have been 50/50 so far. Half agree with me and half think I’m a spoiled whiny brat. All entitled to your opinions just like I am.— Chris Kirk (@Chris_Kirk_) June 21, 2015 For those who considered the player criticism whining, know that the conditions at Chambers Bay were a universal concern, but only a handful chose to speak out about it. Missed Cut When less is less. Tiger Woods has more rounds in the 80s this season (two) than top-20 finishes (one) and after missing the weekend at the U.S. Open by 11 strokes it was difficult to imagine the former world No. 1 turning his game around this season. Woods has just three events remaining on his schedule – the Greenbrier Classic, Open Championship and Quicken Loans National (although it seems highly likely he would also play the PGA Championship, which is strangely not on his summer dance card yet) – and is currently not qualified to play the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational or the FedEx Cup Playoffs. “My schedule is set for the summer. And I’m playing every other week. I’m excited about it,” he said on Friday at Chambers Bay. Unless Woods finds some sort of form he will finish the season with just nine starts, marking the third consecutive year he’s played fewer than 10 events. In his continued search for answers Woods has repeatedly said he needs the “reps” to play his way out of his current funk, but at this point it doesn’t seem those answers can be found in the South Florida dirt. Unwanted attention. Chambers Bay wasn’t everyone’s brand of vodka and there was more than enough criticism, constructive and otherwise, to cause architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. to play defense. “Gary Player was a strong player but is so no longer,” Jones told the Global Golf Post in response to Player’s criticism of Chambers Bay. “He is now an architect. He has not demonstrated an ability to design courses of championship quality. It is appropriate that his favorite color seems to be black because some of his points of view are dark. He and I are competing so I regarded his comments as a competitive dissing of my work.” Player said last week’s U.S. Open was “unpleasant” and called Chambers Bay a “tragedy,” and while he was hardly the only voice questioning Jones’ design it certainly was the loudest. The South African legend correctly blasted the layout for being overly expensive, a tee time for a Pierce County resident is about $200, and too time consuming, practice rounds last week were taking nearly six hours. Jones ruthlessly sought out the spotlight last week, going so far as to ask Tiger Woods what he thought of the layout in a surreal news conference, yet when the narrative turned on him he lashed out. Any publicity is good publicity, but after moving all that dirt at Chambers Bay one would have thought that Jones knew where the high road was located.last_img read more

AFGlobal, Advanced Insulation Enter Cooperation Agreement

first_imgAFGlobal Corporation has entered into an agreement with Advanced Insulation Systems who will become the exclusive applicator for AFGlobal’s Cuming insulation products. This agreement applies to all subsea insulation structures and jumpers. “This agreement leverages the product superiority of our Cuming insulation C-THERM line and the application expertise of Advanced Insulation Systems to help ensure the optimal insulation solution for our clients,” commented Roland Kennedy, Global Product Line Director, Subsea Systems for AFGlobal.“As we expand our growing subsea product offering, we will continue to look for partnerships that will enable us to service our clients’ needs globally, achieve the best results using proven best practices, and deliver competitive pricing.”C-THERM epoxy-based insulation products are the high temperature and deep depth rated systems currently available (up to 350°F at 10,000 feet). C-THERM materials are available in a full range of products and forms designed for ease of installation and adaptability to all surfaces and shapes. It can be used to insulate the entire subsea system—risers, connecting lines, trees, manifolds and pipeline weld joints—forming a complete deepwater thermal barrier.Press Releaselast_img read more

Another huge shipment for Chipolbrok

first_imgThe ship’s two 320-tonne capacity cranes were used to load the cargo onboard. Currently, Chipolbrok has a multi-purpose fleet of 22 geared, semi-container ships, four of which are equipped with cranes able to lift heavy loads of up to 640 tonnes. A number of newbuilds are anticipated over the next 12 months.last_img

Xin Hwa adds Goldhofer modules

first_imgXin Hwa, based in Mayalasia, with a subsidiary operating in Singapore, was awarded a contract to deliver components to Kuala Lumpur’s Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) construction project.According to Goldhofer, the company ordered the vehicle combinations specially for the project and will use the equipment to transport concrete beams weighing up to 160 tons (145.2 tonnes) to various MRT construction sites as of next year.Work on the MRT project began in 2011. Upon completion of the project, which is scheduled for 2021, the MRT network will link the existing rail network with the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. www.goldhofer.dewww.xinhwa.com.mylast_img read more

Muso launches video on YouTube

first_imgAthlone musician, Nur Felix, is releasing his latest music video on YouTube today. An Athlone artist says he is using his platform as a musician to spread love, joy and truth, because there are too much darkness and sadness in the world.Nur Felix is releasing his latest music video, called All the men, on YouTube today, and he is also launching his weekly series, Songs from my kitchen, on Instagram, where he’ll sing a new song, unplugged, every week. Roy Zetisky directed the music video for All the men.Mr Felix is celebrating 10 years in the music industry and describes his genre as inspirational, conscious music. Most of the songs he writes are inspired by life events and things he observes.All the men was among those songs birthed from life’s observations, he said.“It is sad that the society we live in today, is not what it was. Relationships are not what it used to be years ago. We live in an era of swipe left (on dating sites) and easy hook-ups. People don’t want to engage in authentic relationships, instead they want instant gratification and one-night stands – and then some dip into depression,” Mr Felix said.Growing up, Mr Felix was shy and quiet. He was encouraged to take up drama to get out of his shell, and he has never looked back since.“I got out of my shell by doing the extreme – getting into the entertainment industry,” he laughed.He is not just passionate about music, but also about making positive changes in society. Last year he collaborated with a Canadian singer and songwriter, Nancy Beaudette, to produce a song about peace. The pair’s song, called Peace Date, took fifth place at the International Peace Song Awards, which happened in Los Angeles, America, beating thousands of other entries from across the world. Children from Manenberg Primary School feature in the music video.“I believe one has a responsibility as an artist. People must be able to take away something from your concert and implement whatever they take away to enrich their lives. There are a lot of darkness and sadness in the world, and a lot in the entertainment industry that perpetuates that darkness. I just want to spread the light,” Mr Felix said.Catch Mr Felix with his weekly uploads of Songs from my kitchen,@felix.nur on Instagram.last_img read more