Should BP Be Able to Bid on New Oil Contracts? No Way!

On March 20, Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen’s Energy Program, issued a statement about BP’s ability to bid on new oil contracts: Can a company behind the biggest environmental catastrophe in the country’s history clean up its act in four months? Most people would say “absolutely not.” But, astoundingly, the Department of Interior (DOI) has said “yes.”

 Late last week, the DOI decided to allow BP – which behaved so badly that the federal government just four months ago suspended it from bidding on federal contracts – to participate in today’s lease auction. If the corporation’s suspension has not been lifted after the 90-day review of the auction, BP’s […]

Winning Safety Poster Tells Teen Workers “Don’t Be a Statistic”

Sixteen-year-old Shari Coté of Taunton, Mass., designed the winning poster. The eye-catching poster, which features a row of injured figures with crutches, eye patches, slings and bandages, reads: “200,000 young workers are injured annually. Don’t be a statistic.” This poster, created by 16-year-old Shari Coté, won first place in the third annual Massachusetts Safe Jobs for Youth poster contest. According to the latest available Massachusetts Department of Public Health data, teens in the Commonwealth under age 18 racked up 3,400 emergency department visits for work-related injuries from 2005 to 2009. That amounts to an average of nearly 700 work-related emergency visits every year for teens in Massachusetts. “This […]

NEC announces more details of Solutions Showcase 2013

The 2013 Showcase will take place at Tobacco Dock in East London This year, the Showcase aims to offer even greater relevance, by inviting visitors to become participants in an event which focuses on providing support for the challenges and projects they faces. Participants are invited to field any specific questions or requests they have before the event via the on-line registration process or indeed at the event itself via the touch-screen interfaces accessible around the venue.  B The 2013 Showcase will also feature Seminars and Technology Briefings within applicable sectors. It has a number of interactive zones including Retail, DooH, Education, Transport, Leisure & 3D, Colour & Media, Healthcare […]

AMX named as headline sponsor for AV Awards 2013

The AV team are delighted to announce AMX as the AV Awards’ first headline sponsor, and look forward to partnering with such an established member of the AV industry which shares our objectives and aspirations for being a supporter of raising standards across the industry. Kevin Morrison, MD and Vice President AMX Europe comments “We are delighted to be the headline sponsor for this year’s AV Awards.  They are a landmark event in the pro AV calendar and we are very happy to align ourselves with a scheme that rewards excellence and promotes both the expertise and the innovation of those within the industry” Don’t forget that the AV Awards […]

ViewSonic adds two models to its pro-AV projector range

ViewSonic Pro8600 projector Designed for ProAV and commercial B2B installation markets, the DLP models offer brightness of 5000 lumens (Pro8520HD) or 6000 lumens (Pro8600), BrilliantColor tech­nology and 15,000:1 contrast ratio. The Pro8520HD offers Full HD 1920×1080 HD resolution, while the Pro8600 has an XGA 1024×768 native resolution, with 120Hz image frequency and DLP Link 3D ready technology for 3D projection. Connectivity offered includes dual HDMI (single HDMI for Pro8600), RGB, S-Video, and RJ45. Both the Pro8520HD and Pro8600 integrate Crestron RoomView/AMX and PJ-Link management software that enables the devices to remotely manage multiple projectors through a LAN connection for maintenance. The projectors also have the ability to simultaneously display up […]

N-Vest finalises Promethean training deal

Paul Milligan, March 20, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article N-vest has finalised a deal with Promethean to provide product training to new and existing users of Promethean’s products in the corporate, government and education markets. The deal sees N-vest provide training through UK resellers and integrators for the complete portfolio of products from Promethean. Training is provided for new users and delivered within five days of installation. Training for existing Promethean users ranges from refresher courses and new-feature training to application-specific skill development. Your Comment Cancel reply

Life is a Cabaret for d&b audio

Paul Milligan, March 20, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret musical at London’s Savoy Theatre is using six d&b F1222 loudspeakers, rigged left/right, with two in the stalls, two for the circle, and two in the gallery respectively. Also on show and fitted for this latest production are eight t10 loudspeakers in a centre cluster, with E3s used for delays and E0s for surround sound. Your Comment Cancel reply

Life is a Cabaret for d&b audio

Paul Milligan, March 20, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret musical at London’s Savoy Theatre is using six d&b F1222 loudspeakers, rigged left/right, with two in the stalls, two for the circle, and two in the gallery respectively. Also on show and fitted for this latest production are eight t10 loudspeakers in a centre cluster, with E3s used for delays and E0s for surround sound. Your Comment Cancel reply