The Power of Theater

first_imgDiane PaulusArtistic Director, American Repertory TheaterProfessor of the Practice of Theater, Faculty of Arts and SciencesThroughout its 31-year history, the A.R.T. has been a pioneer in American theater, bringing together distinctive leading artists from across disciplines — composers, visual artists, directors, actors, and playwrights — to create theatrical events that have redefined the form. From Robert Wilson’s “Civil Wars” to Andrei Serban’s staging of “The Juniper Tree,” these productions created unbelievable visual tableaux that told stories in ways that made one question the limits of tradition.I first encountered the A.R.T. when I was an undergraduate at Harvard in the 1980s. I was exposed to the work of world-class artists such as Wilson, Serban, Julie Taymor, and Philip Glass. Those works revolutionized the way I thought about theater, and opened my eyes to the groundbreaking possibilities that theater could conquer. As A.R.T.’s artistic director, I have devoted my energy to taking A.R.T.’s mission “to expand the boundaries of theater” into the 21st century by nurturing collaborations with the next generation of artists who are changing the way we think about the theater and its possibilities.President Drew Faust’s belief that theater and the arts are integral to the cognitive experience has inspired the A.R.T. to become more fully integrated into the life of the University. Recently, we have created innovative courses, such as the course on our recent production of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” that give undergraduates the opportunity to experience theater in new ways: studying the texts, learning the history behind the work, observing rehearsals, interacting with artists, and attending performances. Our goal is to rediscover the power of theater, to push our audiences and our students into experiences that challenge their notions of art and of themselves, and ask the question of how they can be more fully engaged as active citizens in a changing world.last_img read more

Microbes by the mile

first_imgAverie St. Germaine, a University of Massachusetts sophomore studying biology, said the exhibit gave her a better understanding of microbes’ deep relevance.“Nobody ever thinks about all the good stuff these tiny guys do, or considers microbial evolution and the impact these life forms play on all things,” she said.The goal, Chimileski said, is to continue to learn how to comfortably coexist with these ecosystems.“That’s what is making the microbial world so exciting,” Kolter said. “It’s really a universe to be discovered.”“Microbial Life: A Universe at the Edge of Sight” is at the Harvard Museum of Natural History through Sept. 2, 2019. The book “Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World,” by Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter, chronicles the history and significance of microbes through remarkable photographs of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and other microscopic life forms. The expressions “Wash your hands” and “Home, sweet home” have more in common than you’d think. A whole universe more.The value of using soap and clean, hot water to prevent the spread of disease-causing bacteria was discovered by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Harvard Medical School’s eighth dean, and Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis, a Hungarian-born physician, more than a century ago.But it was only in the last 15 years that scientists identified how our homes also contain a remarkable unseen realm, a moving, growing, thriving, changing, diverse microbial ecosystem that lives on our skin, in our bodies, and everywhere around us. Our homes are our “microbial castles.”We can’t see this microscopic universe with the naked eye, or feel it on our skin. Though we may fear the very thought of these organisms, they essentially keep us and our world alive.Two Harvard scientists are leading a mission to increase the understanding that microbes not only were the evolutionary engineers of life on this planet billions of years ago, but are still our allies today.Roberto Kolter, professor of microbiology and immunobiology emeritus at HMS and director of Harvard’s Microbial Sciences Initiative, and Scott Chimileski, a research fellow and microbiology photographer at the Medical School, teamed up to share discoveries from across the field in the new exhibition “Microbial Life: A Universe at the Edge of Sight.”,On display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History through September 2019, “Microbial Life” demonstrates how this essential and powerful life force is responsible for helping all animals digest their food, maintaining the natural habitat, producing oxygen, and even fighting off dangerous pathogens.“It is important to recognize that we are in the midst of a major change in world view. For nearly a century, we lived thinking that our relationships with microbes were largely antagonistic. Microbes were seen primarily as agents of disease,” said Kolter. “Now we recognize that we live constantly surrounded by our own microbial cloud that is largely beneficial. We live every day as an ecosystem where microbes play a foundational role in keeping us healthy.”Every animal carries a unique collection of trillions of microbes. In the womb, humans are free of microbes. But during birth a baby is coated with them, and they immediately begin colonizing in his or her gut and on the skin. More are ingested through the mother’s milk. Microbes continue to grow in the baby for one to two years, until they are fully established.,People shed microbes from their skin and spray them when they speak. In nature and in buildings and even miles up in the atmosphere, these invisible clouds are everywhere.“We know now that microbes make up most of the biodiversity on Earth, and control most of the essential processes upon which all life depends,” said Chimileski, who travels around the world photographing microorganisms to understand and share their scientific relevance and who produced the images in the show.Kolter and Chimileski refer to the realm of microbes as the “Earth’s pulse.”“Your pulse is a good sign because it means you are alive. It’s important to recognize the Earth’s microbial pulse,” Kolter said. “We are at a moment in history that we can think about how to maintain this life-sustaining vital sign, and connecting with it is easier than you think.”In fact, it can start right at home, where microbes are at work in every room.,In the kitchen, microbial ecosystems live on countertops, sponges, dishtowels, in sinks, on floors, in refrigerators, and on food. Bread, cheese, olives, beer, wine, coffee, chocolate, and yogurt are completed by microbes. Even rotting food, Kolter said, is nature’s wonderful way of recycling organic matter.“Most of the products in our kitchens, including what we eat, cook, enjoy, and even recycle has a microbial signature on it,” he said. “Our home is dominated by microbial life, and it’s because we seeded it there.”A full-scale model kitchen stands in the center of “Microbial Life,” showing where microbes live and explaining how they operate. The interactive exhibit shares helpful hints and tips on everything from the often-disputed five-second rule of food hygiene, to fermentation, to the impact of chemical cleaners on both bad and good bacteria.Outside the model kitchen, displays answer questions about pets, and provide information about what lurks on computer keyboards and toilet seats. A 5-foot-high mud microcosm containing growing microbial colonies is on display, along with stunning images of microbes that blend Chimileski’s innovative art with science.,Harvard’s efforts to share the cutting-edge science with the public is exciting for Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Director Jane Pickering.“As we realize the importance of microbial life to our own lives and the life of the planet, the exhibit is a wonderful bridge between Harvard bench scientists who are actively studying microbial life, and the wider community who will be positively impacted by the amazing discoveries being made in our labs,” she said. “Two of the most significant aspects of the exhibit are the regular demonstrations in the gallery by microbial scientists, and the conversations visitors can have with the researchers in this field.”Postdoctoral researcher Lori Shapiro is part of this volunteer team of scientists, organized through a collaboration between the museum’s education department and Harvard’s Microbial Sciences Initiative. “It is especially rewarding to engage visitors with concrete and relatable examples of microbial diversity, like soil and food microbes,” she said.Roody Herold of Brockton and his two sons, ages 9 and 12, recently watched a demonstration showing microbes in the process of fermenting tea to make kombucha.“It’s fun to see the science behind everyday things, like how long it takes for bacteria to multiply in tea, or in your kitchen on your wet sponge, and take over,” Herold said. “This is my first time seeing microbes in depth, and when you look at them in their complex form, they look like art. It’s fascinating.”Kolter and Chimileski, who guest-curated the exhibition, agree that the invention of the microscope and the discovery of microbes in the late 1600s both amazed and baffled scientists. Today’s modern genomic-sequencing techniques, and initiatives such as the Sloan Foundation’s MoBE (microbiology of the built environment), are continuing to change the course of scientific discovery. “It’s fun to see the science behind everyday things. … This is my first time seeing microbes in depth, and when you look at them in their complex form, they look like art. It’s fascinating.” — Roody Herold, museum visitorlast_img read more

Sweet Fruits.

first_img Bigger than a quarter, Kiowa blackberries thrive in Georgia gardens. Tara is one of the biggest bronze muscadines. Things wouldn’t be quite so sweet for shoppers and home fruit growers today without the Georgia legislature’s farsighted action in the 1940s.For six decades now, Georgia has had muscadine and blueberry breeding programs. The results are thriving muscadine and blueberry industries and a great number of excellent cultivars for home gardeners.This year, farm gate sales of blueberries and muscadines topped $20 million. These small fruits provided much-needed income for struggling family farmers.Both muscadine and rabbiteye blueberries thrive in Georgia’s hot, humid climate. They can usually be grown with great success without pesticides in home gardens.Top Muscadine PicksMy top picks for large muscadine grapes to plant in 2001 and 2002 are Tara (bronze fruit), Cowart (black), Scarlett (red), Summit (pinkish bronze) and Supreme (black).These should work everywhere in Georgia except in the high mountains. In the high mountains, American bunch grapes, such as Niagara or Fredonia, are a better choice in the home garden. (See your county Extension Service agent for a publication on this.)Rabbiteye blueberries thrive all over the state. Plant early-, mid- and late-season cultivars for extended ripening.Top picks for early season are Austin, Premier and Climax. Austin is new and might be hard to find this year. The best midseason choice is Brightwell. Late-season picks are Tifblue, Powderblue and Centurion. If you’re in a frosty spot, go with Brightwell, Tifblue, Powderblue and Centurion. Photo: CAES File Photocenter_img Best BlackberriesBesides these fruits, a breeding program for blackberries in Arkansas is producing cultivars we can use with great success in Georgia.The ones that are doing best in Georgia are Kiowa and Chickasaw (very big fruit on thorny bushes) and Arapaho (medium fruit on thornless bushes). Kiowa and Chickasaw do well statewide, while Arapaho does better in north Georgia than in south Georgia.Fall-planted strawberries do well in Georgia, too, but this is a project for next September. In the fall, plug plants are available from several Georgia producers. (See your county agent for a source and a publication on the subject.)The Chandler and Camarosa cultivars from California are the best I’ve seen for this project. Georgia now has about 45 pick-your-own strawberry producers, and the strawberry harvest is here. Your county agent can give you a list of farms near you. Photo: SRSFClast_img read more

Mosquito Madness

first_imgThis year’s unseasonably cool spring has left middle and north Georgia virtually mosquito free so far. But with the return of warmer nights that old familiar buzz won’t be far behind. When mosquitoes do finally make their comeback, there should be plenty of them, said Elmer Gray, an entomology research coordinator with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Recent heavy rains have resulted in plenty of good habitat for mosquito larvae and may result in larger populations across Georgia. “Anything that can hold water is holding water and will be holding water for the foreseeable future,” he said. “We’re above average for rainfall, and there is plenty of habitat for the nuisance mosquitoes. A lot of the rivers flooded, so the river bottoms have a lot of water in them.” Gray says any containers outside your home that’s holding water can be a habitat for mosquitoes.” So far, cool nighttime temperatures have slowed the development of the mosquito larvae in all those containers and river bottoms. As nighttime temperatures start to warm, however, they should quickly mature into the buzzing, biting bugs that vex spectators at Little League baseball games and backyard barbecuers. “We’re right here on the front door of it because the nighttime temperatures are about to get a lot warmer,” Gray said. The good news is that despite the impending increased mosquito population, Gray believes Georgia and the rest of the nation will not see the record-breaking number of West Nile Virus cases the country saw last year. Nation-wide drought in 2012 brought more of the birds that carry West Nile Virus in contact with the mosquitoes that transmit the flu-like illness to humans because there were fewer watering holes. The drought left plenty of near-empty, swampy storm drains that provided plenty of breeding habitat for the Southern House Mosquito — the species of mosquito most often linked to West Nile. That combined with a warm spring that gave mosquitoes a head start resulted in a long, dangerous and precedent-setting mosquito season. For the first time, all 48 contiguous states reported at least one case of the virus in 2012. In total, doctors reported seeing more than 5,300 cases of West Nile virus last summer and 243 of those patients died from the disease. “This year is the complete opposite,” Gray said. “It’s been a very cold spring over most of the country, and there has been little West Nile activity as of yet, which is a good thing.” Flood waters and full storm drains have helped wash many Southern House Mosquito larvae out of their breeding ground. This means their populations should be much smaller — possibly reducing the number of West Nile cases this year. However, nuisance mosquito species — one’s that do not carry disease — will be out in full force. While they’re not as dangerous, they are annoying. “Containers that hold water are perfect breeding habitats for nuisance mosquitoes like the Asian Tiger mosquito,” Gray said. “This is a daytime biting mosquito, the one that bothers us when you get home in the afternoon and are trying to enjoy a beverage and a barbecue.” Eliminating habitat, where possible, is the key to reducing populations and defending your summer afternoons. “You need to be diligent about getting outside and dumping all of those containers out because that’s the biggest source of habitat around our homes,” he said. “Here in Athens our biggest mosquito problems are the ones we breed ourselves.” Larvicidal briquettes, available at most home improvement stores, will kill mosquito larvae in retention ponds, fountains and other water features that homeowners can’t easily empty. Other ways of fighting the buzzing swarms include making sure window screens are in place and in good repair and stocking up on EPA-approved insect repellent. Gray recommends products containing DEET, the only EPA-approved repellent safe enough for toddlers and babies as young as two months of age. Parents should still read each product’s instructions before applying it to their children. Parents should apply the spray to their hands and then rub it on their children’s arms and legs. Small children have a habit of sticking their hands in their mouths, and if they apply themselves there’s a good chance they’ll ingest some of it,” Gray said. For more information about mosquito control, visit the UGA Extension publication website at and search for stinging and biting pests.last_img read more

Vermont’s Fire Apparatus Magazine sold to PennWell

first_imgPennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired Tunbridge, Vermont-based Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine and the website Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, founded in 1996 in Tunbridge, Vermont by C. Peter and Kathryn Jorgensen under the company name Fire Apparatus, LLC, is widely recognized as the leading source of information about fire apparatus-related products. Published monthly for a North American readership of 35,000, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment caters to fire chiefs, purchasing and finance committees, trustees, commissioners and other fire professionals who buy trucks, tools, turnout gear and firefighting equipment. They read Fire Apparatus and the monthly Fire Apparatus eNewsletter for news and insight to make well-informed buying decisions.Noting that PennWell is the undisputed leader in providing information for the fire service as publisher of Fire Engineering magazine and owner of the FDIC (Fire Department Instructors Conference) trade show, PennWell President and Chief Executive Officer Robert F. Biolchini said, “PennWell is pleased to expand our fire portfolio with this outstanding publication and website, which provides us a vertical extension focused on equipment and apparatus. Since 1996 Kathryn Jorgensen and her late husband Peter Jorgensen have built their company based on editorial excellence and a strong industry reputation. Fire Apparatus offers a perfect fit with PennWell as we celebrate our own centennial anniversary this year.”Fire Apparatus, LLC President Kathryn Jorgensen will assist with the transition and expressed her confidence in PennWell as the best home for the future growth of the publication and website. “My goal in selling Fire Apparatus was to find a publisher who would continue and strengthen the magazine that my husband founded. I am very pleased that PennWell, which has an excellent reputation in the fire service and in providing information to multiple global markets, will do that,” she said.PennWell will manage the business from its headquarters in Tulsa under Lyle Hoyt, senior vice president responsible for PennWell’s Dental and Fire Groups. Current Fire Apparatus publisher and sales manager Bob Kelly and editor-in-chief Lyn Bixby will continue in those roles under PennWell.In addition to Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine and website, PennWell’s fire-related businesses include Fire Engineering, which has published continuously since 1877 as the leading training magazine for the fire service, along with the more recently launched and Fire Engineering University. Founded in 1928, PennWell’s FDIC is the oldest and largest firefighter training show in the world and is held annually for 26,000 attendees and 817 exhibitors occupying 352,000 net square feet at the Indianapolis Convention Center. PennWell is launching a new event, TAK-Response Conference and Exhibition, which will be held September 14’16, 2010 in San Jose, California to provide real-time, threat-based training for law enforcement, fire service, EMS/medical, emergency nursing, homeland security and other disaster professionals. As part of its international expansion, PennWell will hold its first Fire Engineering India Conference & Exhibition in May 2011 in New Delhi, India.PennWell’s dedication to the fire service led to the creation of the Fire Engineering Courage and Valor Foundation following the tragic terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. This independent, tax-free foundation will exist in perpetuity to annually bestow the Courage and Valor medal and a cash award to the firefighter (or his family, if deceased) who has most exemplified Courage and Valor in a fire rescue. Since 2002 the Courage and Valor award has been presented annually at FDIC in Indianapolis.About PennWellCelebrating its centennial in 2010, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries in addition to fire and emergency services: Oil and gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, nanotechnology, aerospace and avionics, LEDS and lighting, and dental.Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia, and Hong Kong, China. Source: PennWell Corporation On Friday August 20, 2010, 3:40 pmTULSA, Okla., Aug. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

Low crude prices prompt Teck Resources to write off C$910 million at Fort Hills oil sands operation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources Ltd. swung to a net loss of C$891 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 from a year-ago net profit of C$433 million due to C$999 million in write-downs primarily related to the Fort Hills oil sands operation in Alberta.Teck said Feb. 20 that it declared a noncash impairment charge of C$910 million on Fort Hills amid lower market expectations for future oil prices. The company also booked write-downs of C$75 million on the Cardinal River coal mine, also in Alberta, due to low steelmaking coal prices and C$14 million on the Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile due to the short remaining life of the cathode operation.The company booked an EBITDA loss of C$755 million from positive EBITDA of C$1.15 billion a year ago. Revenues slipped to C$2.66 billion from C$3.25 billion.During the quarter, it reported lower output on a yearly basis for all products, with 6.7 million tonnes of steelmaking coal, 71,000 tonnes of copper, 149,000 tonnes of zinc in concentrate, 66,000 tonnes of refined zinc and 3.2 million barrels of bitumen.“We remain confident in the longer-term outlook for our major commodities, however, global economic uncertainty has had a significant negative effect on the prices for our products this year,” Teck said, adding that the new coronavirus outbreak may have a “material” impact on demand for its products and prices.For full-year 2019, Teck’s net profit slumped to C$339 million from C$3.11 billion as EBITDA plunged to C$2.48 billion from C$6.17 billion and revenues sagged to C$11.93 billion from C$12.56 billion.[Karl Decena]More ($): Teck in the red after nearly C$1B in impairment charges for Q4’19 Low crude prices prompt Teck Resources to write off C$910 million at Fort Hills oil sands operationlast_img read more

North Amityville Murder-suicide Under Investigation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man allegedly killed his 32-year-old girlfriend and cut her daughter who tried to intervene before he committed suicide in their North Amityville home on Saturday night, Suffolk County police said.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a man stabbing a woman at a house on North Drive where they found Virginia Vasquez and her boyfriend, Stephen Guillaume, 35, dead in the doorway of their home at 9:40 p.m.Vasquez’s 14-year-old daughter is undergoing surgery for a cut on the hand she suffered when she tried to help her mother. Vasquez’s 4-year-old son, who was also in the home at the time, was not harmed.Investigators learned that Guillaume began stabbing Vasquez after she told Guillaume that they were breaking up, police said.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to contact them at 631-852-6392.last_img read more

Visa joins Ohio-based Fintech71 to help accelerate payment innovation in the “Buckeye State”

first_imgVisa is excited to join the board of directors of Fintech71, an Ohio-based start-up accelerator focused on financial technology. Visa’s role in Fintech71 comes on the heels of Visa’s acquisition of CardinalCommerce earlier this year, a Mentor, Ohio-based digital commerce authentication company, with more than 174 professionals working in the state. The Ohio Venture Association recently recognized Cardinal as the 2016 “Venture of the Year.”Mark Nelsen, senior vice president of Risk and Authentication Products for Visa, will serve on the Fintech71 board. For Cardinal and by extension Visa, the Ohio-region continues to be a hub for collaboration and a hotbed for strong talent. The financial services category is already the second-largest private sector in Ohio and there are 200 universities graduating 170,000 students every year, making the state a great place for talent to live and work. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

10 Smart doorbells and locks to boost your home’s security » Gadget Flow

first_imgAugust Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt LockThe August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt Lock is another great product on our list of smart doorbells and locks. This gadget connects right to your home network and lets you lock and unlock your door remotely, check door status, and give virtual guest keys. It even lets you see who’s coming and going. Level Touch Keyless Door LockLevel Touch keyless door Lock and a smartphone Rise Video door phone on an artistic backgroundBlurams Smart Video DoorbellThe Blurams Smart Video Doorbell has smart human recognition since it saves every face that appears at your door. Just register the faces in the app so that camera always knows who’s there. This gadget also lets you see what’s going on outside your door, even when you’re not there.Scout Video Doorbell Home AlarmThe Scout Video Doorbell Home Alarm is another great item on this list of smart doorbells and locks. Its camera gives you a half-circle field of view. Best of all, you can use it with either an analog or digital doorbell to keep an eye on your home. Now that’s a smart doorbell.Scout Video Doorbell Home AlarmScout Video Doorbell home alarm on an exterior wallSmart LocksWyze Lock Wireless Smart LockThe Wyze Lock Wireless Smart Lock lets you remotely lock and unlock your door from anywhere. It’s also easy to install. Once you’re connected to the Wyze app, you can manage your door from anywhere. Plus, the auto-unlock feature opens and closes the lock automatically when you walk up or away.Level Touch Keyless Door LockThe Level Touch Keyless Door lock lets you enter and exit your home easily. This home security device opens using only your finger or finger card. It also includes auto-lock technology that automatically locks your door after a predetermined delay, so you never have to worry about forgetting to lock up. You could go for a wire-free video doorbell that has a 180-degree angle, letting you see visitors from head to toe. And for a smart lock, there’s a keyless door lock that lets you enter with a fingerprint. How Back to the Future is that? Have a look at the gadgets on this list for some pretty cool ways to protect your home.Smart DoorbellsWyze Video DoorbellFirst up on our list of smart doorbells and locks is the Wyze Video Doorbell. This smart doorbell gives you a full view of visitors, and the 1080 full HD display provides improved video quality. Also, the two-way audio means you can talk to visitors when they near your door. Level Invisible Smart Lock Wyze Video Doorbell Level Invisible Smart Lock The Gadget Flow Daily Digest highlights and explores the latest intech trends to keep you informed. Want it straight to your inbox?Subscribe ➜ August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt LockAugust Wi-Fi smart deadbolt lock on an open door – Advertisement – igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockbox Rise Video Door PhoneThe Rise Video Door Phone is another great option on this roundup of smart doorbells and locks. This door phone has a minimalistic joystick interface that shows you everything at your doorstep. In fact, the screen even pops up when you speak with others. It’s a more intuitive way to interact and also lets you communicate via text.Rise Video Door Phone– Advertisement – August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt Lock Level Touch Keyless Door Lock Level Touch Keyless Door Lock Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video DoorbellArlo Essential Wire-Free video doorbell on a door igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockboxigloohome Smart Keybox 3 intelligent lockbox on a door Are you ready to have a more secure home with some of these smart doorbells and locks? Let us know your thoughts about these and any other home security gadgets you might have in the comments.Want more tech news, reviews, and guides from Gadget Flow? Follow us on Google News, Feedly, and Flipboard. If you’re using Flipboard, you should definitely check out our Curated Stories. We publish three new stories every day, so make sure to follow us to stay updated! Level Invisible Smart LockThe Level Invisible Smart Lock will let you stop worrying about whether you’ve forgotten your keys. This smart lock gives you a keyless entry to your home. Just connect this gadget to the app on your smartphone, and you can lock and unlock your door wherever you are. igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockbox The Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell lets you see up to 180 degrees outside of your home. It also allows you to set your own detection zones to receive alerts only in areas that matter. What’s more, the built-in siren can be triggered automatically or manually when there’s an intruder on your property. Looking for some great ways to secure your home? Look no further than the products on today’s roundup, smart doorbells and locks to boost your home’s security. Keep reading to learn about some of the best ways to keep an eye on your front door and protect your possessions from thieves.Everyone wants a more secure home. And in 2020, it’s easier and more cost effective than ever with the variety of smart doorbells and locks out there. These gadgets have changed the game when it comes to home security since you can monitor them from anywhere in the world.Related: 14 Smart Alexa devices and gadgets for your home- Advertisement – August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt Lock Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent LockboxThe igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockbox is an upgrade to the previous model. It has enough space to store house keys, key fobs, and access cards. Best of all, you can even give your keys to someone who doesn’t have the app. All you have to do is generate PINs on the go and send them via your favorite messenger service. Wyze Video Doorbell Wyze Video DoorbellWyze video doorbell next to a door Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell- Advertisement – Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. Level Invisible Smart LockLevel Invisible smart lock on a closed doorlast_img read more

Shelf Drilling in Oslo IPO plan. Plans to use cash for rig fleet expansion

first_imgShelf Drilling on Monday said it planned to conduct an initial public offering (“IPO”) and a listing of its common shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange.Subject to receiving the relevant approvals from the Oslo Stock Exchange and favorable equity capital market conditions, the IPO is expected to be launched during June 2018, the company said.The offshore driller said it would use the net proceeds from the offering to finance the company’s fleet expansion, redemption of all or parts of the company’s preferred shares and for general corporate purposes.“The Company is in discussions with multiple parties for the potential purchase of one or two modern, premium jack-up rigs. These jack-up rigs are generally of comparable designs to one or more of the Company’s existing premium jack-up rigs,” Shelf Drilling said.Shelf Drillings specializes in shallow water offshore drilling, providing of equipment and services for the drilling, completion and workover of offshore oil and natural gas wells.The company said it would make further announcements relating to the IPO “in due course.”last_img read more