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10 Thoughts to Motivate You

TOPIC: 10 Thoughts to Motivate You

When challenges and difficulties arise, motivation can sometimes be hard to come by. This leads people to procrastinate or avoid goals which seem difficult.

Your thoughts are powerful channels for motivation, and it is important to ensure that you choose your thoughts carefully and use them to reinforce your self-confidence. Negative thoughts can be very effective at preventing you from achieving your goals, but on the flip side, positive thoughts can be just as powerful at helping you achieve those goals.

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Waste Equals Opportunity

In the world that we live in today, the growing demand for finished goods and the resultant increase in industrial activity means that there is a steady increase in the amount of waste that we generate daily. According to the World Bank, 3.5 million tonnes of waste were generated per day in 2010, and it is estimated that the figure will increase to more than 6 million tonnes per day by 2025.

Unfortunately, we do not extract as much value from waste as is possible, and the bulk of waste in many countries ends up deposited in landfills or being disposed wrongly, leading to pollution.

When we consider the various components of solid waste and the potential uses of waste, it becomes a huge source of untapped value.

We will use Sweden as an example of how to extract value from waste.

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Looking Ahead to The Future

Leslie-OghomienorIt is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this edition of Innova, RusselSmith’s online publication on all things interesting, innovative and informative, with a special focus on the oil and gas industry.

In this edition of Innova, we will look at areas of growth for Africa’s burgeoning gas sector, the use of solid waste products as input for beneficial processes, self – improvement tips and other topics on innovation and health.

Innova now has an events section, and we are starting it off with news of the General Meeting of the Lagos Section of NACE International, which RusselSmith hosted on November 19, 2016.

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Floating LNG May be Key to Repositioning Gas in Africa

For over 50 years, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has existed as a means of transporting huge amounts of natural gas over long distances. The first commercial LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) plant was delivered in 1964, in Arzew, Algeria, and the first commercial trade of LNG occurred in 1964 between the UK and Algeria.

As estimated in the International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO2016), consumption of natural gas worldwide is projected to increase from 120 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) as measured in 2012 to 203 Tcf in 2040.

Today, the growing demand for LNG, coupled with environmental and community challenges, high costs of infrastructure and slow time-to-market for land-based LNG projects has encouraged several leading LNG players such as Shell, Petronas and ExxonMobil to develop Floating LNG plants as alternatives to land-based plants.

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Phased Array Technology: Sectorial View

Overview of basic phased array technology theory

Devices using phased arrays are steadily becoming more important in the ultrasonic NDT field compared to when commercial ultrasonic instruments relied entirely on single element transducers that used piezoelectric crystal to generate and receive sound waves.

Phase shifting, or phasing, is in turn a way of controlling constructive and destructive interaction of waves by time-shifting wave fronts that originate from two or more sources. It can be used to bend, steer, or focus the energy of a wave front. Normally, A phased array system is centered around a specialized ultrasonic transducer that contains many individual elements (characteristically from 16 to 256) that can be pulsed separately in a programmed form.

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Waste to Wealth – The 21st Century Reality

It is no longer news that states, corporate entities and individuals are currently faced with harsh economic realities and are seeking effective innovate ways to increase profitability and diversify their economies, businesses and income respectively. New and existing businesses have now discovered that diversifying into waste management has not only ensure business continuity, job creations, protect the citizens from health and environmental hazards associated with waste disposal but also help conserve energy and much needed resources.

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Customer Service Surveys: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

Surveys help companies to measure satisfaction, identify unhappy customers and find potential advocates. Ultimately it’s a leading indicator of consumer repurchase intentions and loyalty.

By using surveys with both quantitative and qualitative responses a complete picture as to the true state of the customer experience will be gotten.

Surveys are created to get valuable feedback from customers about the way they think about the Services they got and ways to improve.

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It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 6th edition of Innova. These are exiting yet challenging times for us all.

Challenging because the global oil and gas industry is currently faced with one of the most severe downturns in over 30 years. The business environment is becoming increasingly difficult to predict and adapt to as we face issues ranging from geopolitical uncertainty to over- regulation leading to businesses taking drastic measures to stay afloat. But we are optimistic of the future as we expect to see significant changes positively in the next one year.

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Breast Cancer Awareness; Early Detection Saves Lives!

Breast Cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the world. The vast majority of breast cancer cases are women, however, about two percent of men make up breast cancer cases worldwide.

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in females worldwide. It accounts for 16% of all female cancers and 22.9% of invasive cancers in women.

18.2% of all cancer deaths worldwide, including both males and females, are from breast cancer.

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In marketing and technology, ‘something is still new when we can’t find one unanimous way to spell it.

Instead of arguing about the meaning and the correct spelling, we just see it as an indicator of something new and yet to be decided by the masses. By no means is the concept under- noted or fledging. With most things that are new, there are still developing ideas.

Omni comes from the word ‘Omnis’ which can be described as ‘all’ or ‘universal’.

Furthermore, Omni channel is about true continuity of someone’s experience. Omni is all about perceiving all things and the best way for a customer to perceive everything is to allow them own their data and experience, then give them the ability to use it to guide creation and context of every future experience. This has been our practice in RUSSELSMITH over the years.

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