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Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals

A book review by Nicholas Newman Over the years there have been many books about some of the failures, successes and near misses in the development of Africa’s energy sector. This book by NJ Ayek […]

by October 30, 2019 0 comments Electricity, Energy, Oil
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Whatever you’re dreaming of this Christmas,

I’m dreaming of a… Milk & More has it covered! Milk & More, the nation’s largest doorstep milk delivery service, is bringing the farm shop straight to your door this Christmas with its festive offerings. […]

The Jan De Nul-owned Voltaire, a new offshore jack-up installation vessel, with a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes and standing taller than the Eiffel tower, is the largest of its kind in the world.

World’s largest jack-up installation vessel secured for Dogger Bank Wind Farms

The Jan De Nul-owned Voltaire, a new offshore jack-up installation vessel, with a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes and standing taller than the Eiffel tower, is the largest of its kind in the world.

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Cubico Sustainable Investments backs three wind projects in Italy

London, 22 October 2019: Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico), a leader and global investor in renewable energy, backed by two of Canada’s largest pension funds, has achieved financial close on its first green loan for the […]

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Billions at Play

The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals By NJ Ayuk PRESS RELEASE Roadmap for Africa’s revitalisation and future growth outlined in landmark book by leading expert who demands that Africans must lead the transformational charge and […]

by October 21, 2019 0 comments Africa, Books, Business, Technology
Lithuania on 3D globe

Shining a light on Lithuania – the Powerhouse of the Baltic

Lithuania is a fascinating country with a rich heritage and bold ambitions. Inexpensive flights and support for investors are helping to transform this vibrant economy.

by October 13, 2019 1 comment Energy, Europe, Gas, Technology, Travel
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Poetry Reading by Shanta Acharya

(Free admission — all welcome) Michaelmas Term 2019. Pembroke College. Mary Hyde Eccles Room. Wednesday, 30th October 2019: 6.00pm *Shanta Acharya* won a scholarship to Oxford and was among the first batchof women admitted to […]

At Climate Care Oxford where it was awarded the Queens Award for Excellence

CLIMATECARE WINS SECOND QUEEN’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

“Winning a second Queen’s Award is a staggering achievement. When we set our 2020 targets, we did not know how, or if they were achievable. That we have already exceeded our carbon reduction target two years early, is testament to the dedication and commitment of the whole ClimateCare team, who have continued to drive our government and business partners to take action on climate change today.

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PLANT POWER: 10 PLANTS TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN THE OFFICE

WHILE THE health benefits of plant-based diets are well documented, new research uncovers the lesser-known uses of the nature around us. The UK’s leading online florist, SerenataFlowers.com, has identified 10 plants that are more than […]

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Fieldbit Adds Groundbreaking Augmented Reality Data Visualization Feature to Platform, Further Empowering Enterprise Field Service Technicians

Field Service Technicians Can Easily Navigate Multi-Asset Environments and Get  Real-Time Data on Equipment  (Ra’anana, Israel, Sept. 9, 2019)  – Fieldbit, a leader in real-time augmented reality knowledge and collaboration solutions for field service workforces, today […]

by September 24, 2019 0 comments Business, Energy, Gadgets, Innovation, Technology
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How To Make Your Website And A Mobile Phone Best Friends Forever

6 Tips From Pros On How To Make Your Website Mobile-Friendly Instantly September 10, 2019 There are two possible ways: either you have a smartphone in your pocket right now, or you are reading this text […]

by September 10, 2019 1 comment Gadgets, Innovation, Marketing, Press release, Technology
Eurostar unveils 25 years of traveller photographs

Eurostar unveils 25 years of traveller photographs

Picture gallery celebrates 25th anniversary  Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, today unveils a new picture gallery celebrating travellers’ memorable imagery from the past 25 years. The gallery features contributions from well-known Eurostar travellers across the worlds of cuisine, sport, fashion, drama and the […]

‘voco’ Oxford Spires

‘voco’ Oxford Spires

This hotel, on a site that used to be a farm on the outskirts of Oxford, has recently been bought by Intercontinental and is being re-furbished. It has all the amenities you would expect from a spa resort hotel – a gymnasium, swimming pool with jacuzzi, a range of grooming and beauty treatments available, including massage, a restaurant, a bar-café with a pleasant lounge, a sunny terrace adorned with flowers and an attentive staff.

Jan Kiepura Festival

Jan Kiepura Festival

For one week, thanks to European Festival of Jan Kiepura Krynica is the most musical town in Poland.

by September 1, 2019 0 comments Europe, Going Out, Lifestyle, Music, Review, Television, Theatre
Jan Kiepura opera festival in Krynica, Poland

Jan Kiepura opera festival in Krynica, Poland

by Philip Hunt Brussels, 23/08/2019. One of the highlights of my recent first-time trip to Poland was attending the Jan Kiepura opera festival in Krynica-Zdroj, in the south of Poland. Krynica is better known as […]

BBC Radio Oxford’s Mini adventure

BBC Radio Oxford’s Mini adventure

BBC Radio Oxford is calling for Mini owners to come along to their Great Big Mini Cavalcade in honour of the UK’s most iconic car.

5 Valuable Tips To Make Your Website Fast & Furious

5 Valuable Tips To Make Your Website Fast & Furious

By Ram Kezel Public relations coordinator https://www.hostinger.com/ Sick of Slow Load Times? These 5 Steps Will Boost It Instantly August 8, 2019. Only a few things are more annoying than being stuck in traffic, delayed flights, […]

by August 8, 2019 0 comments Business, Social Media, Software, Technology
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Pompeii Exhibition at the Ashmoleum Museum

It is certainly worth seeing the glorious statue of Bacchus and the Etruscan burial urn. Pompeii, is an ancient Roman city, located on the slopes of Mont Versuvius, near the modern Italian city of Naples.

by July 29, 2019 0 comments Art, Events, Food, Oxford
Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board will be unveiling  a Blue Plaque
>> commemorating
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>> JOAN MURRAY (née CLARKE)
1917 – 1996

Unveiling of Memorial Plaque for Joan Murrray, Larkfields, Headington Quarry, 27 July 2019.

Headington can be very proud that Joan Murray (1917-1996) one of the leading code-breakers who worked at Bletchley Park during World War II, lived here

by July 27, 2019 0 comments Events, Julia Gasper, Oxford
Romeo and Juliet for Oxford Prospect

Romeo and Juliet at The Rose Theatre, Blenheim Palace.

It is amazing how the “pop-up theatre” itself has been constructed in a couple of weeks in front of the palace whose familiar outline is visible from the Elizabethan village. Indeed, if you want to make a day of it and visit both the palace and the theatre you can buy a joint ticket. Otherwise you can just opt to go to one of the four productions running this summer: Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and Richard III.

HERE’S WHY YOUR GYM IS BUSIER IN SUMMER THAN IN JANUARY

HERE’S WHY YOUR GYM IS BUSIER IN SUMMER THAN IN JANUARY

– British adults more likely to exercise in the summer than any other time of the year – 1 in 2 are motivated by summer holidays – 1 in 5 are being motivated by friends’ weddings Brits are more likely to hit the gym over summer than any other time […]

by July 2, 2019 0 comments Going Out, Health, Press release
HAIR THE MUSICAL,                   , Director - Jonathan O’Boyle, Lighting - Bem M Rogers, Choreographer - William Whelton, Designer - Maeve Black, New Wimbledon Theatre, London, UK,  2019, Credit: Johan Persson

Hair The Musical 50th anniversary tour at the New Theatre Oxford

As for the show itself, the performances by the actors and actresses were on the whole good. I thought the acting, dancing and singing by Jake Quickenden (Berger), Claude (Paul Wilkins) and Daisy Wood Davis (Sheila), was very impressive.

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OXFORDSHIRE ACTOR WILLIAM MANNERING TO PLAY RICHARD III AT BLENHEIM PALACE THIS SUMMER

William Mannering said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity of playing this iconic role in front of a home crowd in Oxfordshire. I grew up just a few miles from Blenheim Palace, always aware of its place in our nation’s history; I can think of no finer setting for the telling of this rich and powerful story. Our pop-up Rose Theatre is a building that Shakespeare himself would recognise and one in which he would feel quite at home.”

Piano Recital by Tim Smith

Tim Smith’s Piano Recital

Altogether this was a wonderful evening, it was good to see the venue well filled as it deserved to be, and we look forward to following Tim Smith’s future career.

by June 24, 2019 0 comments Going Out, Julia Gasper, Theatre
Morne du Plessis has been appointed as CEO

Minergy – growing, training and ensuring Botswana has viable coal industry

Back in April 2017 Minergy Limited listed on the main board of the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) with the objective of utilising its 100 per cent owned 390-million tonne Masama Coal Project in the Mmambula Coalfield to become a […]

by June 20, 2019 0 comments Africa, Energy
My first ballet-sleeping beauty

My first ballet-sleeping beauty

If you are looking for a young child’s first visit to the theatre, then My First Ballet-Sleeping Beauty at Oxford’s New Theatre is well worth going to. It is a colourful and spellbinding show for […]

by May 31, 2019 0 comments Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre
Hilton Bournemouth

Hilton Bournemouth

When celebrity events are on don’t be surprised by the expensive range of sports cars parked outside the hotel including Porsches, Ferraris and Bentleys and the well-spoken security staff on patrol throughout this hi-tech hotel.

by May 22, 2019 0 comments Family, Going Out
A Water Filter – That Really Cleans Up.

A Water Filter – That Really Cleans Up.

This jug includes a free water quality meter which lets you test your water, so you can have peace of mind knowing your filtered water is of a top quality.

by May 22, 2019 0 comments Gadgets, Review, Technology
Eurostar, St Pancras station

Bookings for train tickets to Madrid surge by 1137% following semi-final last week

Bookings for train tickets to Madrid surge by 1137% following semi-final last week

by May 16, 2019 0 comments Press release, Technology, Travel
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Club Tropicana at the New Theatre in Oxford

Mon 13 May 2019 – Sat 18 May 2019 If you are looking for a good night out, with a touch of panto and carry on, plus some great upbeat music from the 1980’s then […]

by May 13, 2019 0 comments Europe, Events, Family, Going Out, Music, Review, Theatre
Madagascar The Musical

Madagascar the Musical at the New Theatre Oxford

This performance of Madagascar the Musical was at a perfect length for children, but for me absolutely too short! I would love to stay and sing along with the actors, singing “move it move it” for a bit longer, as the performance was absolutely amazing! I would recommend this for families with children to come and enjoy together this lovely story about friendship.

Madagascar The Musical

X-FACTOR WINNER MATT TERRY TO CONTINUE IN 2019 TOUR OF MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL

The  Musical has confirmed that X Factor Winner Matt Terry will continue in the role of Alex the Lion on the critically acclaimed UK tour for 2019.  And it will be landing at the New […]

RedJet 7 high speed ferry docking

Do you know which way you are pointing? Azurtane is developing the answer

The ambition is to make ferry operations even safer whilst continuously reducing carbon emissions.

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Calendar Girls the Musical at the New Theatre Oxford

“We are going to need to considerably bigger buns!”

by April 17, 2019 0 comments Events, Going Out, Oxford, Theatre
Entrance to Genadendal South Africa

How Africa will meet its growing demand for power

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHIE) Better power supply is key to unlocking Africa’s economic potential, including job creation, access to knowledge, agricultural and industrial transformation. As many as 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, around 43% […]

by April 5, 2019 1 comment Africa, Electricity, Energy
The Rocky Horror Show at Oxford’s New Theatre

The Rocky Horror Show at Oxford’s New Theatre

For those who have yet to see the Rocky Horror Show, it is certainly a great adventure to be enjoyed.

by March 26, 2019 0 comments Going Out, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Theatre
United Utilities commissions new assurance tech on 100km pipeline for £300m West Cumbria water project

UNITED UTILITIES COMMISSIONS NEW ASSURANCE TECH ON 100km PIPELINE FOR £300m WEST CUMBRIA WATER PROJECT

United Utilities has commissioned innovative new assurance technology to use across 100km of ppipeline, allowing it to manage contractors and meet Ofwat’s regulatory requirements for its £300m West Cumbria water supplies project. Using data from […]

Swan Lake at the New Theatre Oxford

Swan Lake at the New Theatre Oxford

A review by Jolanta Ryba Swan Lake (Russian: Лебединое озеро Lebedinoye ozero), is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite it being an initial failure, it is now one of the most […]

by March 16, 2019 0 comments Jolanta Ryba, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre
How Data Centers are Pioneering Green Technology

How Data Centers are Pioneering Green Technology

By Lex Coors When you think of March, you think of St. Patrick’s Day. And what color immediately comes to mind? Green. But today, the color green has taken on a brand new significance as […]

by March 12, 2019 0 comments Energy, Innovation, Press release, Technology
Motorbikes standing in the street in Florence

Motorbike ownership by UK region

The South East has the most motorbike owners, while the North East has the fewest

CRACOW, POLAND - FEB 27, 2016: Spectacle featuring Filharmonia Futura and M.  Walewska - Opera Is Life, or in other words: lies, love, betrayal and death in the greatest opera dramas of all times

Carmen at the Oxford Playhouse

As for Oxford Opera Company, I do hope it gives fresh opportunities for local people based in our city, not just university students to perform and participate in opera.

Sculpting the Elephant

Sculpting the Elephant

Here are a few images of last night’s book launch of Sylvia Vetta’s new novel Sculpting the Elephant at the Jam Factory Oxford. Her new book is about Harry King, artist and antiques dealer, who […]

by March 7, 2019 0 comments Books, Oxford
Annie the musical

Annie the musical a review New Theatre Oxford

The team of actors is led by award-winning actress, Anita Dobson (EastEnders, Wicked, Loose Women, Chicago, Call the Midwife) as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan!

by March 5, 2019 0 comments Going Out, Lifestyle, Oxford, Theatre
Greengauge 21 calls for the development of a unified bus and rail network with a coherent fares system

Greengauge 21 calls for the development of a unified bus and rail network with a coherent fares system

Leading transport Think Tank Greengauge 21 is calling for the creation of an easy-to-use joined-up national transport network to: improve productivity; address regional imbalances and social inequality, particularly in “left behind” places; improve air quality […]

by February 27, 2019 0 comments Bus, Business, Rail
The Oxford Business Book Club in February 2019.

The Oxford Business Book Club in February 2019.

This month, we’re delighted to welcome Anita Hoffman, author of Purpose & Impact: how executives are creating meaningful second careers. Anita is a Visiting Fellow at the Doughty Centre of Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield University as well as […]

by February 26, 2019 0 comments Business, Oxford
Lanes Farm Energy

Large UK Biogas Plant Order for WELTEC BIOPOWER

Biomethane from waste to supply 9,600 households with energy In winter 2019, the German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER has started building a biomethane plant near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, UK. The client is Lanes Farm […]

by February 21, 2019 0 comments Electricity, Energy, Gas, Press release, Technology
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Some of today’s leading innovators under 35

There have been many innovators in the past including such people as Marie Skłodowska Curie, Copernicus, Einstein, Rosalind Franklin etc. Some have innovated throughout their lives like Thomas Edison, Tim Berners-Lee and Leonardo da Vinci […]

by February 18, 2019 0 comments Gadgets, Innovation, Oxford University
Mining for coal still has a place in the power mix

Mining for coal still has a place in the power mix

Wayne Lindecke, Director: Power Generation, WSP in Africa During the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba, concerns were noted on the impact that the move towards a ‘greener economy’ would have on coal mining – […]

by February 12, 2019 0 comments Africa, Electricity, Energy
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Does nuclear energy have a future in the UK?

Professor Dieter Helm CBE, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Oxford.

by February 11, 2019 0 comments Electricity, Energy, Government
UNITED UTILITIES COMMISSIONS NEW ASSURANCE TECH ON 100km PIPELINE FOR £300m WEST CUMBRIA WATER PROJECT

UNITED UTILITIES COMMISSIONS NEW ASSURANCE TECH ON 100km PIPELINE FOR £300m WEST CUMBRIA WATER PROJECT

United Utilities has commissioned innovative new assurance technology to use across 100km of pipeline, allowing it to manage contractors and meet Ofwat’s regulatory requirements for its £300m West Cumbria water supplies project. Using data from […]

by February 11, 2019 0 comments pipeline, Press release
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TOP TEN FUNNIEST IT SUPPORT CALLS OF 2018

IT support provider Probrand reveals bizarre and intriguing IT ‘issues’ reported to its helpdesk in 2018
Calls to Probrand in the first week of 2019 were up over 47%, with most calls coming from workers who had forgotten their password over the Christmas break and needed help resetting it

by January 29, 2019 0 comments Business, Oxford, Research, Social Media, Technology
Ronan Le Gloahec

WEIR OIL & GAS CLOSES ROTATING EQUIPMENT SERVICES CONTRACT IN IRAQ

Deciding factors in the deal included Weir Oil & Gas’ capabilities in Iraq, positive past and existing contract performance with the client, local content, in-house engineering and a comprehensive international facility near the customer’s sites. This contract further consolidates Weir’s Rig-to-Grid capabilities in the Middle East.

by December 27, 2018 0 comments Energy, Gas, Oil, Oil Field Services
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Ergonomic mouse Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Right Large

A gadget review by Nicholas Newman Being a journalist means for much of my time I am chained to my desk typing away at my computer all day. This means I am always changing my […]

by December 20, 2018 0 comments Gadgets, Review, Technology
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

The musical features many of the group’s pop hits from the Sixties such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Oh What a Night and Can’t Take My Eyes off of You.

by December 20, 2018 0 comments Going Out, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre