Kongsberg Digital acquires Denmark’s maritime software firm

first_imgWith the addition of Kongsberg Digital’s resources and global network, the parties expect to accelerate Coach’s growth. Kongsberg Digital, part of Norway’s Kongsberg Group, has acquired Coach Solutions, a Denmark-based supplier of software solutions for vessel performance and monitoring. The new name of the company will be Kongsberg Coach Solutions. “Joining Kongsberg Digital is a fantastic step forward for Coach, so we can continue delivering business value to our clients. Kongsberg Digital has an … ability to unlock the value of digital data with its Kognifai intrastructure.  We at Coach very much look forward to joining the Kongsberg family and being part of the journey of digitalizing the world fleet,” Anders Bruun, CEO of Coach Solutions, commented.  “Based on continuous input from our organization Coach has developed one of … software solutions for optimizing vessel performance and routing. But software development is not a core competence for Clipper, and we are glad that, in Kongsberg, Coach will have a dedicated, long-term, technology-focused owner who can accelerate Coach’s development and deployment,” he added. The acquisition was finalized on 30 June 2020. Coach’s vessel performance monitoring system was developed by Danish shipping company Clipper Group. In 2016, Coach was established as an independent company – Coach Solutions ApS – which has grown rapidly. Its software currently has over 900 licenses running. ”We are pleased to have been the early developer of Coach,” Peter Norborg, Group CEO, Clipper Bulk A/S, said. As part of Kongsberg, Kongsberg Coach Solutions will be integrated in Kongsberg Digital’s Maritime Digital Solutions portfolio, offering digitalization solutions to the maritime sector. The solutions will complement Kongsberg’s vessel insight data infrastructure solution and the Kognifai Maritime Ecosystem. “Coach Solutions completes our range of maritime digital solutions to the merchant marine market. Coach Solutions’ software is simple to install and use, giving customers key tools and a foundation on which to start their digitalization. We are happy to welcome the team onboard and look forward to working with Kongsberg Coach Solutions as part of the Kongsberg family,” Vigleik Takle, SVP, Maritime Digital Solutions at Kongsberg Digital, said. Coach supplies vessel operators, owners, pool managers and technical managers with a suite of tools for vessel performance, weather routing and noon reporting. The solutions allow ship owners and operators to optimize energy consumption and receive constantly updated weather routing, assisting them in making large economic and environmental savings from their operations. “Coach’s software is highly complementary to the portfolio of maritime digital solutions we offer and will be of strategic importance in our further development,” Hege Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital, said.last_img read more

Maurice O’Brien: Record increase of Meth interceptions

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 28 February 2017Family First Comment: Always the common links…“MDMA, cannabis and LSD were among the most common things nabbed.”Border staff nabbed 20 times more meth last year than they did just a few years earlier.Customs intercepted a record amount of P; more than 400-kilograms of it.Staff say it kept 1.2 billion dollars worth of the drug off the street.But it’s not just methamphetamine that’s a problem… in all, 1.8 tonnes and 51 litres of drugs and pre-cursors were seized.MDMA, cannabis and LSD were among the most common things nabbed.Spokesman Bruce Berry said there’s no easy answer.“There’s not a one silver bullet that’s going to stop this problem. There needs to be a range of initiatives and I really applaud the government’s approach to looking at both ends of the spectrum, stopping people getting into it, stopping it at the border and also dealing with the effects of addiction.”http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/larry-williams-drive/maurice-obrien-record-increase-of-meth-interceptions/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

New virtual tool for job-seeking Indiana Veterans

first_img(Image: Michelle Ohlmansiek/Twitter)INDIANAPOLIS – After years, or even decades of serving their country, it can be difficult for veterans to find a job that suits them once they leave the service.Against the backdrop of Veterans Day, state leaders are announcing a new online tool to help Hoosier vets in their job search.Joe Frank with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development says their Virtual Career Counselor for Veterans matches military jobs with current occupations, and estimates the preparation time required to shift from one occupation into another.“The government has paid millions of dollars to train these individuals in specialized occupations,” says Frank. “When they get back home it’s important they understand how they can transition those skills into a new job as quickly as possible so they’re successful in their career.”Frank says post-9/11 veterans have had a particularly tough time finding work, but they, and others, can find person-to-person help at one of the 12 WorkOne locations around the state, where a veteran counselor can provide career advice, resume assistance, and courses on computer software.Frank says the virtual counselor tool provides insight into the most in-demand, high-paying careers in the job market. At the moment, he says there are “great opportunities” for Indiana veterans in logistics.“Anything from truck drivers to management,” says Frank, “Here in Indiana we’re at the ‘crossroads of America.’ As well as manufacturing jobs, Indiana has been leading the nation in manufacturing job growth over the past year.”On Monday, Governor Mike Pence also announced Indiana awarded six percent of its state contracts to veteran-owned businesses, which Frank says is twice its goal.“There’s a goal that the state has to hire a specific number of veteran firms,” he says. “They’ve been very successful in the past of keeping up that goal, and it’s very important that we keep on with that goal.”Indiana is home to nearly 500,000 veterans.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

More details released in weekend air crash

first_imgHamburg, In. — A report from the Indiana State Police says a single engine Cessna (Tail # N761YZ) crashed near the 5000 block of Hamburg Road Saturday around 9 p.m. Three people and one dog have been confirmed killed, one dog survived.Police and fire were notified after Cincinnati Air Control reported the aircraft disappeared from radar. Emergency workers found the wreckage on fire in a heavily wooded area behind a residence. Firefighters were able to access the scene and extinguish the flames.The bodies of three people and one dog were found at the scene. The surviving dog was found at a nearby residence and taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.The Franklin County Coroner’s office will release the names of victims after verification and notification of next-of-kin. The FAA, NTSB and Indiana State Police are conducting the investigation.last_img read more

Superior Fuel Cells adds to IMCA awards program in second sponsorship season

first_imgInformation about Superior Fuel Cells-manufactured fuel cells, accessories and replacement parts is available by calling 541 895-4224 and at the www.superiorfuelcells.com website.  The second-year sponsor gives $100 product certificates to sixth through 10th place finishers in national IMCA Sunoco Late Model point standings.  CRESWELL, Ore. – More IMCA drivers will share in post-season awards given by Superior Fuel Cells.  All Superior awards will be presented during the national banquet in Novem­ber or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. center_img Based out of Creswell, Ore., Superior again gives $100 product certificates to drivers finishing 6-10 in each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds, and 22-gallon fuel cells to national Modified and Late Model rookies of the year.  “The relationship we’ve established with Paul and Superior Fuel Cells has been great for IMCA and our racers. They are supporting IMCA racing in a variety of ways and they’ve boosted our IMCA Modified and Late Model contingency offerings,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They are great people making great products and we’re thankful to have them on board again in 2020.”last_img read more

Woman’s body found on the side of I-95 in St. Lucie County

first_imgAuthorities in St. Lucie County are currently investigating the death of a woman who was found on the side of the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.The discovery was made Tuesday morning by a man who pulled over on the side of the road because he was having car trouble.Multiple crime scene units are currently at the scene which seems to be just inches from the roadway.No other details have been released at this moment.One southbound lane of I-95 is currently closed due to the investigation.last_img read more

Trump Nomination to be held in Private

first_imgThe spokesperson couldn’t say whether C-SPAN, the nonprofit public service network, would be allowed to air the proceedings.“[W]e are planning for all of the Charlotte activities to be closed press: Friday, August 21 – Monday, 24th given the health restrictions and limitations in place in the state,” the convention spokesperson said in an email. “We are happy to let you know if this changes, but we are working within the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events.”Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of delegates at the Republican National Convention had already been lowered from 2,550 to 336. Alternate delegates have been disinvited. Media seating has been eliminated to help prevent the spread of the virus.Barring a last-minute change, this will be the first Republican presidential nominating convention in history where reporters are not admitted. The vote to nominate President Trump will be held in private later this month, without members of the press presentOn Aug. 24, Republican delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, N.C., to formally vote to make Trump the GOP nominee.The vote itself will reportedly be livestreamed to avoid the spread of coronavirus.Journalists to be barred from Republican National Convention, spokeswoman says; C-SPAN coverage uncertain. https://t.co/hGUkVOsj48— Frank Lockwood (@LockwoodFrank) August 1, 2020last_img read more

Lady Eagles Runners-up In PVC Cheering

first_img123PreviousNext Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles finished as runners-up behind the Hermon Hawks in Saturday’s annual Penobscot Valley Conference Class B Cheering Championship held at Ellsworth High School.Members of the Eagle squad include Katy Whitney, Marissa Boynton, Katherine Spurgeon, Miranda Davis, Heather Holt, Cristin Wright, Emma Sweeney and Brittani Moulton, coach Nikki Chan, Brittany Handy, Mackenzie Myers, Bailey Neale, Anna Jordan, Mariah Brown, Karla Butler, Katey Curtis and coach Courtney Wright.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.center_img Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Postslast_img read more

Tennis News Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s dream run at Indian Wells ATP Tour ends with loss to Ivo Karlovic

first_img Indian Wells: Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s terrific run at the Indian Wells Masters came to an end following a straight set defeat against big-serving Ivo Karlovic even as the left-handed Indian is confident of replicating success at the big stage consistently. The Indian qualifier fought hard before losing 3-6 6-7(4) to the tall Croat, who fired 16 aces in the one hour and 13-minute contest. “It was very difficult to return his big serve. I had some chances, I did not take them and that’s pretty much what decided the match,” Prajnesh, ranked 97, said as he could not convert any of the two break chances. It was Prajnesh’s maiden appearance at an ATP Masters event and he bagged 61 ranking points with his stupendous effort, which will catapult him to new career-best rank of 82. “Overall, it was very good run. I am confident I will be able to do this again. Obviously time will tell. Over a period of time I should be able to deliver such results consistently. I am not sure if it will always be at the Masters, or a 250 (tournament) or a Grand Slam. I hope it happens at the bigger events” “At the end of the day, If I am consistently competing against these players and finding success then I am on the right track,” said the Chennai player, who earned a prize purse of USD 48,775. Meanwhile, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his partner Denis Shapovalov bowed out of the doubles after a 6-4 1-6 8-10 defeat against Novak Djokovic and Fabio Fognini in the second round. highlights Prajnesh Gunneswaran had defeated No.18 Nikoloz Basilashvili in straight sets in previous round.Gunneswaran entered into the top 80 of the ATP rankings with this performance.Rohan Bopanna also crashed out of the tournament.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Phillip wrecks Volcanoes to set up innings win for Red Force

first_imgAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC) – Speedster Anderson Phillip notched his maiden 10-wicket match-haul, as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force crushed Windward Islands Volcanoes by an innings and 84 runs inside three days here yesterday to post their second straight win of the Regional Four-Day Championship.On four without loss overnight after following on by 236 runs at Brian Lara Stadium, Volcanoes capitulated meekly for 152, with Phillip bowling superbly to finish with a career-best six for 19.The 22-year-old, who picked up four for 53 in the first innings, finished with match figures of 10 for 72, following up his six for 59 against leaders Barbados Pride last week.Keron Cottoy, at number six, top-scored with 35 while opener Kimani Melius got 29 and Andre Fletcher, 25, but the visitors never recovered after losing four wickets for 14 runs to crash to 50 for four before lunch.Requiring a massive effort in their second turn at the crease after being bundled out for 173 in their first innings on Friday’s second day, Volcanoes showed improved resolve up front when Melius and veteran Devon Smith (17) put on 36 for the first wicket.Melius had struck four fours and a six off 45 balls when he became the morning’s first casualty, lbw playing across to a full-length delivery from fast bowler Uthman Muhammad, pitched on middle and leg.Phillip then turned the game on its head by removing Smith lbw, playing back then with the very next ball, beating captain Sunil Ambris’s defensive stroke to bowl him comprehensively for a first-ball duck.In his next over, Phillip had Emmanuel Stewart caught at gully by Cephas Cooper off a leading edge, also without scoring.Cottoy and Fletcher then put together the best stand of the innings by adding 41 for the fifth wicket which temporarily halted the slide.While Cottoy faced 68 balls and struck two fours and a six in nearly 1-¾ hours at the crease, Fletcher hit a couple of fours and sixes in a 51-ball knock before he perished in the sixth over before lunch, bowled by left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein playing back to one which kept slightly low.Ryan John arrived to launch a bold counter-attack, lashing two fours and sixes in a cameo 11-ball 22 before but he was the last wicket to fall before the interval, caught low down at forward short leg by Cooper off leg-spinner and captain Imran Khan.On 118 for six at tea, Volcanoes put up little resistance following the resumption as Cottoy, unbeaten on 26, was last out after adding only nine runs with the injured Kavem Hodge again unable to bat.last_img read more