World Tuberculosis Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis (commonly called TB) worldwide and the status of TB prevention and control efforts. The theme for the year 2020 is “It’s Time to end TB”. The…
Today, one of the major causes of air pollution is the emission of carbon monoxide (CO) from passenger vehicles and heavy-duty trucks.
According to the State of Global Air 2018 report, ninety-five percent of the world’s population live in areas exceeding WHO guidelines for healthy air. This polluted air exposes people to health risks such as chest pain, cancer, asthma and bronchitis. With this problem at hand, policies have been put in place in several developed countries to curb air pollution, especially from cars and trucks. In the United States the effect of such policies is a 90% reduction in carbon monoxide emission since 1998.
Today’s business world is a proverbial marketplace where organizations seek to grow by satisfying the needs of their customers. The key to this ever-complex phenomenon of customer satisfaction lies in the entrenchment and promotion of Excellent Service in organizations. In case you are wondering what, it means to provide excellent service, we can simply posit that excellent service is the constant practice of wholesome customer satisfaction by meeting and exceeding customer requirements the first and always.
It is important to note that excellent service is a product of deliberate efforts put into customer satisfaction by organizations; There are certain distinguishing factors or keys that are common to every organization that seeks to deliver excellent services to their customer. Some of these factors include:
At the recently-concluded World Safety Organization (WSO) Nigeria National Conference and Awards on Health, Safety, Security, and Environment. RusselSmith, an ISO 9001:2015 certified integrated oilfield services provider, received the WSO-NG BEDC OSH Merit Award. The Award is designed to recognize companies or corporations with an excellent safety program and safety record, with programs on off-the-job safety and environmental programs.
At the award ceremony which took place at LoveWorld Convocation Arena Annex in Lagos, on October 24th, 2018. WSO Nigeria lauded RusselSmith for contributing to the protection of people, property, resources, and the environment through innovative programs, and for showing concern for the well-being of its employees and local community.
An estimate of 500 million plastic straws are used every day in the United States. It has been recorded that 7.5% of plastic in the environment comes from straws, according to an analysis by a group of pollution research non-profit organizations. The excessive use of plastic straws is doing more harm to the environment, specifically the oceans.
The Problem with Plastic Straws.
- Single-use plastic straws do not last long. Once used, they are thrown away.
- Straws count as one of the most common items that are picked up during beach clean-ups.
- Plastic Straws do not biodegrade, and cannot break into compounds that can easily be recycled.
- Plastic straws are harmful to ocean wildlife due to their sizes and cylindrical shape. When taken in by these animals they can cause choking, suffocation, and eventual death.
A global data and analytics company, GlobalData, recently released a report indicating that a total of 65 planned and announced crude and natural gas projects will begin operations in sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2015 – 2018.
This come as no surprise as it was predicted earlier in the year by GlobalData that Sub-Saharan Africa’s gas production will grow 18% by 2021 to 9.1 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd). It was also mentioned that over 6.4 bcfd of natural gas in 2021 will be produced by conventional gas projects, while coal bed methane (cbm) projects will contribute 8.5 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) to Sub-Saharan Africa production in 2021.