“These little things happen in football”, the Killie boss explained. “Sometimes you get a run of things like that and you lose consecutive goals. We’ve lost free-kick goals in our last two matches too. These things happen, it’s how you deal with them.“Hamilton were good today. They got the game the way they wanted because we didn’t impose ourselves enough on the game. At the end of the day it’s probably a decent point for us.”The draw does extended Killie’s unbeaten run in the league, and saw them move up to second place having played an additional match.Clarke added: “At the end of the day it’s another point. That’s 13 out of 15. Steve Clarke said he’s not concerned by Kilmarnock’s slow starts after watching his team fight back to claim a point against Hamilton.Killie fell behind for the sixth match in a row when the visitors took an early lead through Dougie Imrie.Rory McKenzie brought the home side back on level terms before half-time, with a resolute Accies holding firm for a point after the break.Although they gave themselves work to do once again by conceding early, Clarke drew the positives after his side picked up their 13th point from their last five games. “If you’d said to me five games ago we’d have 20 points and be second in the league then I’d have taken that.“It was a scruffy match. There was a lot of huff and puff and not much great football today. Hamilton imposed their game on us more than we imposed our game on them.”Hamilton boss Martin Canning praised his side’s battling qualities after holding out against an in-form opponent.He said: “Killie are a good side who are doing a lot of things right and we knew it was going to be difficult to come down here and get a point.“We were maybe a little unfortunate that we didn’t win the game with Keatings’ chance but our effort and application today was spot on.“We knew that Kilmarnock would put us under pressure at times. They’re playing with confidence at the minute and have that belief that they’re gonna win and score goals.“We handled the defensive side of the game very well today which I’m pleased about.”
28 December 2007South African empowerment company Sea Ark Africa has signed an agreement with China Direct to provide it with advanced mariculture technology and remotely manage prawn farms in the southeastern Chinese city of Zhanjiang.The technology transfer forms part of a larger R9.2-billion deal, in which Sea Ark is developing a 1 200 hectare giant prawn farming facility at the Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth.“Perfected in South Africa after 15 years of research in the US and locally, the technology deployed in China Direct’s facility in the Zhanjiang economic development zone will be built and managed online from Coega by BuildAll and Sondolo IT,” Sea Ark said in a statement earlier this month.Sea Ark, project management company BuldAll and information technology company Sondolo IT all belong to the Bosasa Group of companies, a diversified broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) organisation that operates nationally.According to the statement, Sea Ark and its partners have perfected the world’s first closed bio-secure prawn farming system, where advanced technology combining computer-driven control systems with biological science will dramatically change the way prawn and shrimp are produced in the world.Producing the jumbo shrimp which are in high demand on the US, Japan, Europe and other markets, the pilot project has proven that the innovative mix of science and technology has the ability to grow prawns faster, with a lower food consumption rate, and with greater densities than in any other system currently operating worldwide.“Through our bio-secure indoor ponds and by using our proper nutritional system, we are able to maximise size, growth, survivability and biomass – and through this obviously we are able to maximise productivity,” said Sea Ark international president Dave Wills.“What prawn farms across the world do in three to four months, we do in 10 to 11 weeks. We can literally grow a prawn to the same size as our competitors two to three times faster.”Remote monitoring, strict controlIn China, BuildAll will deploy a permanent team of four project managers, and Sondolo IT will deploy software engineers for the duration of the construction of the Zhanjiang plant.Supported by architects, plumbers, electrical, civil, and software engineers on a rotational basis, the team will ensure that the Chinese facility is built to the exact tolerances and specifications developed in Coega during the pilot phase.“The construction has to be extremely exact for Sea Ark’s science to work,” said Buildall chairman Arthur Kotzen. “Sometimes it is literally a matter of millimetres – the ponds have to be done in a precise way for the operating systems to work.”As a party to the agreements between Sea Ark and China Direct, BuildAll has contracted to ensure that every one of the 8 000 ponds to be built in China conform to the norms established at Coega, which now form part of the patented Sea Ark system.Once the Chinese facility is fully operational, technical experts from BuildAll will stay in China to help run the project and to convert existing open ponds to the closed, bio-secure Sea Ark system.“Perhaps more importantly, many of Sea Ark’s patented processes will be run remotely from Coega,” Sea Ark said. “Among others, water quality and temperature, feed consistency, and plant bio-security will be monitored online by South African technicians working around the clock at the Coega research and development centre.”Sea Ark Africa will be the international research and development centre providing its services to a global family of Sea Ark operations, all developed at Coega.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Jetstar is to start the first direct link by a low-cost carrier between South Korea and Australia flying its two-class Boeing 787 jets from Queensland’s Gold Coast to Seoul.The three-times weekly service is expected to bring more than 50,000 visitors annually to the popular Queensland holiday destination and add $A170m to the region’s economy after flights start December 8.It will operate in a codeshare partnership with Korean low-cost carrier Jeju Air and is hoping Korea will become a popular destination for Asian travelers.READ: SilkAir launches first flights to South Korea.Jeju is the biggest Korean LCC in terms of passengers and carries more than 10 million customers a year on over 70 Asia-Pacific routes.Jetstar backed the launch with a 12-hour sale offering tickets as cheap as $A179 one-way starting noon May 3.“By introducing low fares to Seoul, we expect that South Korea will be a country that jumps to the top of many Australian traveler’s bucket lists,” Jetstar chief executive Gareth Evans said.“Seoul and its surrounding regions offer visitors the opportunity to explore South Korea’s rich cultural history, vibrant nightlife and food scene.“We know from experience that low-cost flights have a strong influence on setting tourism trends, which we’ve seen in markets like Japan where the number of Australian visitors has doubled since we first launched flights in 2007.”Evans also expects demand for inbound flights to Australia to be strong and says the airline chose the Gold Coast because of its beaches and attractions as well as direct Jetstar flights to seven other destinations across the country.“Research shows that South Korean travelers consistently rank Australia as the top destination they want to visit, but they were unlikely to travel without low-cost direct flights,’’ he said“South Koreans already travel more frequently than any other nationality in the Asia Pacific, so there’s no doubt they will take advantage of these new direct flights to Australia.”The flights, designated JQ49 outbound from Gold Coast and JQ50 inbound, will operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.An early afternoon departure from the Gold Coast, they arrive in Seoul at 10:00 pm and depart at 11:30 pm to arrive in Australia at 9:45 am.
Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Trend CrunchingFirstRain also processes the results it finds to pull out and display a number of trends. The primary one is around executive job changes. The management turnover widget expands into a full page that graphs out recent trends in executives coming and going from any company. In the image below the darker units denote turnover news discovered directly from the company and the lighter units denote news discovered elsewhere – like one company announcing that an exec from this company has been hired.The Management Turnover screen, just one of several trends analysis options. Click for full-screen. Hover over any point in the graph and you can see a detailed view of just who changed jobs, with links to the full story describing the move. FirstRain can track the same trends in things like product inventory, all gleaned from official and unofficial stories on the web. Cross reference items like this and you’ve got a whole new ability to ask informed questions of any of these companies.I WantI love seeing what kinds of tools people who trade in information on high levels have access to. My research workflow, which I wrote about here a year and a half ago, could use a big upgrade. FirstRain is a real inspiration. There’s not much in the consumer space, or hell for less than $10k/year, that I’ve seen that could compare to this though. RSS filtering is really simple, Yahoo! Pipes is probably the least so. There’s no algorithms there, though, just the ability to filter for words in various fields. You can work some serious magic with Dapper (our demo) and I’m excited to see what Toluu can do (our coverage). For company tracking the most comparable thing I’ve seen might be RivalMap, which I recommend to any startups working in competitive market verticals. FirstRain only tracks publicly traded companies, something for startups, like Crunchbase with smart, automatic updates would be great. Nobody in the web world is doing many of the far-out things that a service like FirstRain can do.Part of the problem may be the widespread “it has to be free” sentiment we see in the consumer market. I may not feel like I can spend $10k on a product like this, but I would definitely pay a hell of a lot more for something that can do some of the same kinds of things than I would for, say a premium Flickr account. Developers, please, build research tools I can pay you for!This is great inspiration to spend some time fine-tuning the research flow, but it’s also reason to stay tuned to the bleeding edge of the internet. Once semantic markup is widespread, determining what companies are most relevant to a particular search result and what the real topic of articles are should be a lot easier. Many times enterprise technology learns from consumer technology – FirstRain’s indexing of blogs is probably one example of that. In this case, though, I’d like to see the consumer market do some learning from high-end research tools aimed at the enterprise. The potential is really exciting.Meanwhile, if you’re a FirstRain customer – have a great time. Drop a line here in comments if you would and let us know how it’s working for you. All of us have a vested interest in seeing the web research field move forward. Exotic FilteringThe FirstRain dashboard looks like a startpage, your different companies and topics each have a widget that displays feed previews when you hover over headline links.Two widget types provide a great example of what kind of sub-topics FirstRain discovers. The company offers one widget that displays quotes from executives in the companies you’re tracking. Another widget uses Natural Language Processing and word proximity to pull out stories that contain executives saying anything that amounts to “no comment.” You can imagine what percentage of those stories might be of interest to financial traders.The FirstRain Dashboard. Click for full-screen. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… FirstRain is a web research tool-suite that markets itself to buy-side professionals in hedge funds. It costs $10k per year per user and is today announcing a distribution deal with CapitalIQ, an upstart Bloomberg competitor. That price is less than a Bloomberg box, but it’s still a substantial chunk of change. What kind of emerging research tools are available for financial players at that kind of price-point? FirstRain offers features that many of us who do business on the web would love to have, wether we buy and sell financial abstractions or not. What’s offered is qualitative analysis of search results through more intelligent filtering than is available in any other tool I know of. The feature set feels oddly within reach, too, if only we had a small army of algorithm developers at our disposal. Check out the screenshots below.Filtering v. Speed: The Simple StuffFirstRain argues that the web isn’t really real-time since the bulk of newspaper content, for example, gets uploaded at midnight Eastern time. Exceptions to that rule are numerous, but other services focus on bringing you information fast. FirstRain focuses on bringing you information from around the web that you wouldn’t have found otherwise. Blogs, SEC filings and news releases are all indexed by the service.An engagement with FirstRain begins with users identifying what other research services they already use, whether that’s Bloomberg or Google Alerts. FirstRain will automatically filter out any search results that your other services are already going to deliver to you.FirstRain then finds out what companies and industries you’re interested in. Natural language processing and analysis of word proximity is at the heart of the company’s intellectual property, their ontology will discover relevant content on the web about more than 10k different companies, 85% of the publicly traded companies in the US and some international but relevant firms. It will also filter out content from “left-wing wackos,” they told me, and you regular readers know how we feel about left-wing wackos here at RWW.Below: From a daily update sent to customers, available by email or RSS. Click for full-screen image. Tags:#Product Reviews#web marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
April may bring spring showers here in the U.S., but it’s also bringing nine different conferenced scattered across the country. Drupal, the future of money and technology, the future of tech in the Midwest, social media, the cloud – pick a topic, get a ticket, and feed your brain.How do you like your events guide? You can import individual events into Google Calendar using the link beside each entry, or download the entire thing as an iCal (and Google Calendar-importable) file, or even view it as a world map. Know of something cool taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.4 April 2010: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PennsylvaniaConnectNowTEDx CMU is an independently organized TEDx event that will be held on April 4th, 2010 at Carnegie Mellon University and will feature a full day of talks by prominent speakers as well as recorded videos from past TEDTalks. Confirmed speakers include Jonathan Fields (author, blogger and entrepreneur), Stacey Monk (founder of Epic Change, a startup nonprofit), Chase Jarvis (photographer, director and social artist) and Nathan Martin (CEO of Deeplocal, an innovation studio in Pittsburgh).The theme of the event is “Fearless”, and we are inviting speakers from cross-disciplinary backgrounds to talk about their experiences, and tell us a little about what inspires them to be fearless in the pursuit of goals. We hope to spark discussions and foster connections between participants, encouraging aspiring individuals to follow their dreams and make a difference. The event is free to attend, and the application deadline is March 21, 2010.For more information about the event, visit tedxcmu.com or email [email protected] You can also find TEDx CMU on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.7 – 9 April 2010: Sydney, AustraliaConnectNowConnectNow brings together international specialists and thought leaders in social media, emerging technologies and their intersection with business. Learn how the realtime web, location based services, augmented reality, ubiquitous computing and personalised services are changing marketing and communications. Understand the importance of trust in relationship marketing and what is “social currency”. For more info email [email protected] ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit 2010The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit 2010 will be an exploration of the latest Mobile development trends – both the technology and the emerging business applications. Get ready to explore, think and create the future of Mobile with the brightest in the industry, your peers! As in our last Summit, The Real-Time Web, the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit is an unconference.An unconference is a participant driven conference where the agenda is created on the day, in real-time and discussions are lead by conference participants. Read about the history of unconferences.We will have two main tracks at this Summit – Development and Business – so the Summit will be of interest to managers, marketers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs and thought leaders alike. Here’s a sample of some of the topics we’ll explore in both of these tracks. 16 April 2010: Mountain View, CaliforniaUnder the Radar: CloudUnder the Radar: Cloud is must-attend event for dealmakers and heads of IT from large enterprises, SMBs, service providers, carriers and media companies who are responsible for helping their companies leverage new technology and innovation in the fast-evolving IT ecosystem. Join us for the 15th Under the Radar conference, featuring a hand-picked selection of the world’s most innovative cloud startups among 350 top tech, media, telcom and finance executives. For ticket and more information, visit http://undertheradarblog.com. Augmented Reality – the technology and business applications of AR. 28 May 2010: Beijing, ChinaGlobal Mobile Internet Conference – Innovation Show & Startup Competition The Global Mobile Internet Conference Innovation Show intends to be a launch pad for innovative mobile internet startups from around the world. Innovation Show finalists will have the opportunity to present their company to an expected 1,000 investors, industry leaders, and press. Finalists will be judged by and receive feedback from a team of respected venture capitalists and angel investors. The judges will choose one company as the GMIC Innovation Show Winner. Startups must apply by April 4. 15 – 16 June 2010: New York CityCorporate Social Media Summit The Corporate Social Media Summit is a two day conference focused exclusively on how big businesses can take advantage of social media to enhance their marketing/comms strategy. Featuring: 13 – 15 April 2010: Dallas, TexasPubCon SouthPubCon, the premier search and social media conference, features the industry’s biggest names and key players shaping the future of the Web. PubCon South will include cutting-edge panel sessions exploring tracks dedicated to search, social media and affiliate marketing, an intensive professional search and social media training program, and some of the world’s top keynote speakers. PubCon South at Dallas will also hold a one-day, two-track slate of intensive educational training programs led by some of the industry’s most respected search professionals. The event takes place at the Richardson Conference and Civic Center. Register here. Click here to register now, or to become a sponsor, or to help shape the conference.11 May 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaFinovateSpringFinovateSpring 2010 will again showcase the most cutting-edge financial and banking technology innovations to Silicon Valley and the world. With Finovate’s signature mix of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) from handpicked companies and intimate networking time with their executives, this conference packs a ton of unique value into a single day.Come see the cutting edge of banking and financial technology and network with hundreds of the leading financial executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers and fintech entrepreneurs. Early bird registration rates are available.May 17 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaSF MusicTech Summit The SF MusicTech Summit will bring together 700-plus visionaries in the music/technology space – the best and brightest entrepreneurs, developers, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to discuss the evolving music, business and technology ecosystem in a proactive, conducive-to-dealmaking environment. Enter the discount code “rww” to get 10% off. Native App vs. Browser Based – Including iPhone, Android, RIM, Palm, Windows Mobile and Symbian. 16 – 17 April 2010: Royal Oak, MichiganFutureMidwestFutureMidwest is the region’s largest technology and knowledge conference. Founded by Adrian Pittman, Jordan Wolfe and Zach Lipson, FutureMidwest is the fusion of two successful conferences held in Michigan in 2009 – the Module Midwest Digital Conference and TechNow.Both conferences highlighted how technology and digital tools have dramatically changed the way we do business and the effect this transition has had on companies. FutureMidwest kicks things up a notch with presentations, group breakout sessions, relationship-building opportunities and influencers who are taking action to redefine business in the digital age. Register here.17 April 2010: New York CitySeven on SevenSeven on Seven will pair seven leading artists with seven game-changing technologists in teams of two, and challenge them to develop something new – be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine – over the course of a single day. The seven teams will unveil their ideas at a one-day event at the New Museum on April 17.Seven on Seven Participants include, on the technology side, Ayah Bdeir (artist and programmer), Jeff Hammerbacher (Accel Ventures/ Facebook), David Karp (founder of Tumblr), Andrew Kortina (of Bitly/ Venmo), Hilary Mason (of betaworks), Matt Mullenweg (founder of WordPress), and Joshua Schachter (currently at Google, formerly at Yahoo, and founder of delicious), and on the art side, Tauba Auerbach, Cao Fei, Aaron Koblin, Monica Narula, Marc Andre Robinson, Evan Roth and Ryan Trecartin.Conference attendance includes a half-day session where the seven teams will unveil their ideas, followed by a cocktail reception in the New Museum Skyroom. Find registration information here. 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Show highlights include: 19 – 21 April 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaDrupalConDrupalCon is the premier conference focused on Drupal, the award-winning open source content management framework that is galvanizing social publishing and web development today. For a registration fee of $195, attendees get three full days of sessions led by the best and brightest Drupal experts. Drupal has been downloaded over 2 million times since its inception, and project growth has doubled annually for several years. Drupal is used to deliver a wide variety of application types including blogs, wikis, community networks, digital media portals, and web content publishing and management. Commerce & Marketing – as more and more consumers use smartphones, how can businesses utilize this channel? Content, Publishing & Recommendations – the technologies and best practices. 26 April 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaFuture of Money and Technology Summit The Future of Money & Technology Summit will bring together the best and brightest thinkers around money, including visionaries, entrepreneurial business people, developers, press, investors, authors, solution/service providers, and organizations who work where cash and commerce collide. We meet to discuss the evolving ecosystem around money in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment. Featured speakers include Jolie O’Dell, formerly of ReadWriteWeb, as well as representatives from Wells Fargo Bank, Kiva, SharesPost, Jambool, Founders Fund, Outright.com, SoftTech VC, and many more.Use discount code “rww” to get 10% off registration.7 May 2010: Mountain View, California Geo-location services – what can you do using location as a platform? April 19, 2010: St. Louis MissouriSocial Fresh St. Louis The social media conference for marketers, Social Fresh is not about concept, but focused purely on case studies from the front lines. Learn what social media can really do for business bottom lines. Over the course of the day you’ll hear from 35 speakers from companies like Ford, Best Buy, Scottrade, Hardees, CMT and many more. Register now and use coupon code RWW15 for 15% off. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Events Guide#web 18 – 19 May 2010: Santa Clara, CaliforniaSocial Media StrategiesSocial Media Strategies is a conference on social business, social marketing, advertising and optimization. Social media technologies are fundamentally changing the sales, marketing and operations process. Business are leveraging social technologies to acquire, market, and communicate with customers. This conference features cutting edge topics, keynotes, workshops and discussions that provided strategic knowledge, insights and real world examples on how to successfully plan, implement and manage your organizations social media efforts to achieve your business goals.Use the code “readwriteweb” when you register and get $100 off.25 – 27 May 2010: Denver, ColoradoGlueGlue is the only conference devoted solely to exploring the problem-sets facing architects, developers and IT professionals in a “post-cloud” world. Glue focuses on the APIs and protocols (Twitter, Facebook, Websockets, PubSubHubBub, XMPP), formats and standards (RDF/Linked Data, JSON, Microformats, HTML5), platforms and providers (Amazon, Rackspace, Google App Engine, Salesforce.com, Eucalyptus), Identity Protocols (OAuth/WRAP, SAML, OpenID, SPML) emerging NoSQL data models (Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB, Riak, HBase), and other mechanisms that are building the post-cloud world.ReadWriteCloud will be blogging live from Gluecon and CloudCamp, and ReadWriteWeb’s Alex Williams will be moderating the “Managing Complexity in the Cloud” session. Please join us May 25-27 in Denver, Colorado. ReadWriteWeb readers can receive 10% off of registration by using the code “RWW12”.27 – 28 May 2010: Beijing, ChinaGlobal Mobile Internet Conference The Global Mobile Internet Conference is designed specifically for entrepreneurs, executives and influencers to understand and capitalize on the growing opportunities in mobile internet. 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Co-located with CloudCamp LondonCo-located with Green IT conferenceFree-to-attend exhibition with seminar and scenario theatreFree-to-attend evening awards presentationHear from leading case studies on how they have integrated cloud computing and SaaS into their working practicesLearn from the key players offering cloud and SaaS servicesEvening networking party for all attendees5 October 2010: New York CityFinovateFallFinovateFall will return to Manhattan on Tuesday, October 5 to showcase dozens of the biggest and most innovative new ideas in financial and banking technology from established leaders and hot young companies. 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India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will soon have his long locks back.Dhoni, who was in Kolkata for a promotional event, chose not to speak on cricket and mostly talked about his passion for bikes and his hairs.Sporting a white shirt, Dhoni told the gathering that his bald look, immediately after winning the World Cup last year, was in no way related to some offering to God.”Im growing my hair again. People said that I shaved my hair because of some mannat. But actually I wanted a lean look with the summer approaching so I decided to go bald,” Dhoni said.Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had become a Dhoni admirer during India’s tour of 2006 and had suggested him that he should not get a haircut since he looks good in long hairs.There was also talk about Dhoni’s fascination for sportbikes and he revealed that 1983 Jackie Shroff-starrer Hero had inspired him.”There used to be the old Rajdoot motorcyles in Hero… I really liked the model. I still have about eight of them,” he said.Known for his cool demeanour, Dhoni further said they discuss petty things even during matches. “People often ask what we discuss in the middle of a high-voltage match. But we generally talk about what’s there for food at hotel…” he smiled.Dhoni also stumped the gathering with his rendition of Main pal do pal ka shayar hoon from the movie Kabhie Kabhie.