Weatherproofing Power: Microgrids Are Here to Stay

by Virginia Brooks, Brooks & Associates PR On October 6, category five Hurricane Matthew made direct hits on Haiti, the Bahamas and Cuba, and then made its ascent along the southeastern seaboard of the United States.  By October 8, coastal Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas were awash in tidal surges, flooding and damaging winds with close to three million households without power.  In South Carolina alone, a full third of consumers lost power at the height of the storm. Three million customers along the U.S. southeastern seaboard were out of power at the height of Hurricane Matthew. (Credit: NASA) Businesses, communities and utilities in the path of Matthew spent the days leading up to its landfall boarding up facilities and planning emergency evacuations.  There were, however, a growing number that went about assuring continuity of power and operations by...

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Families Battle Super Lice

Posted: Oct 21, 2016 4:58 PM CDT KTen News GRAYSON COUNTY, TX- Some Grayson County schools are dealing with an itchy pest. More than half a dozen students say they’ve come home from school with what is believed to be super lice. These tiny little blood suckers can make you cringe. Experts say they blend in with your kids hair shaft and lay eggs. So far a nurse in the Denison School District says this year up to eight students have been sent home with the bugs. The problem lice technicians say is due to over the counter medicines not working. Parents battle the bugs over and over and with the school in session, the bugs jump on even more students. One parent we spoke with says all five of her kids battled the super lice. “I had tried...

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Paradigm CEO Shares Insight On Surviving The Downturn

Velda Addison Senior Editor, Digital News Group Hart Energy Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 2:02pm As the world’s abundance of available oil and gas resources exceed demand, E&Ps continue searching for ways to operate smarter and more efficiently as lower commodity prices drag down profits. In addition to negotiating discounts and seeking other cost savings, many have turned to technology and partnerships to better cope with challenging times. Paradigm, an independent developer of software for the oil and gas industry, is among the companies that have formed partnerships while strengthening existing relationships with E&Ps. Arshad Matin, president and CEO of Paradigm, has been through economic upticks and downturns. Matin recently shared his formula, via email, with Hart Energy for “surviving the lean years with an eye toward the future.” His comments have been edited for length and clarity. Read more…. http://www.epmag.com/paradigm-ceo-shares-insight-surviving-downturn-1364646#p=full...

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The Road Less Taken: Weathering the Downturn with an Eye on the Future

Published in Offshore Magazine on July 6, 2016 By Arshad Matin Software CEO It becomes a vicious cycle. Oil prices drop for an extended season. Oil and gas operators cut budgets and lean on suppliers to contain costs.  Suppliers offer discounts to maintain share and cut their own operating costs to offset falling revenues. In the process, suppliers that typically bring new technologies and capabilities to the E&P process slash investments in R&D, leaving the industry innovation-starved and less able to meet long-term challenges. Meanwhile, industry challenges intensify over time, including growing geological complexity, skills gaps in the workforce and growing data intensity of workflows.  In a nutshell, it is a ‘lose-lose’ for the industry and ultimately bad news for balancing global energy supply and demand. Read more...

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News: Paradigm Introduces New Open and Integrated Platform at SEG 2013

HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2013 — Paradigm® unveiled Paradigm® Epic, an open and integrated platform included in the Paradigm 2014 release. The announcement was made today at the Paradigm Media Event at the SEG 83rd Annual Meeting & Exposition.  In addition to Epic, Paradigm 2014 presents game-changing workflows for full-azimuth imaging, tomography, formation evaluation, facies analysis, and modeling.  Paradigm Epic will be released in stages, beginning with the infrastructure that will unify Paradigm’s suite of applications into a single integrated console, scheduled for release this year. World Oil – “Paradigm introduces new open source, integrated geoscientific platform” – October 9, 2013 Digital Energy Journal – “Paradigm introduces new open and integrated platform” – September 26, 2013 PennEnergy – “SEG 2013: Paradigm releases Epic open platform in Paradigm 2014” – September 24, 2013 Offshore-Mag.com – “SEG 2013: Paradigm releases Epic open...

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Catholic Diocese of Dallas

Notre Dame School Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Service to Others Publish date: Friday, September 20, 2013 — Notre Dame School of Dallas is celebrating 50 years of service to students with special needs.  The school opened for the 1963 school year and remains the only independent school in Dallas specifically designed to meet the special needs of students with intellectual disabilities. During the 2013-2014 school year, Notre Dame will be observing its Golden Jubilee with a series of events for students, their families, staff, friends and benefactors.  The first event, the Jubilee of Service, was held on Friday, September 20.   More than 100 students volunteered at seven area social agencies in groups of 12 – 30, and 50 students prepared packets for the homeless at school for the Brady Center that morning.  Students volunteered at North Dallas Shared Ministries, North...

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