'Right now Solar Gard worldwide including the New Zealand operation, are making a concerted effort to reach into those areas of industry where, for one reason or another, business owners have not given any thought to what benefits these products create,' local distributor Ross Eathorne told MSCNewsWire.
'Whilst the Solar Gard window film products are well know what isn't so well appreciated is how energy efficient effective these products are and how this can lead through to improvements on the client's bottom line.
Also many of our products have a role to play on the factory floor. For example metal shield is ideally suited to the operation of this type of machinery improving safety levels and easy replacement.
We are also very proud of our stainless steel film. A real gem that has so many applications. It's easily replaceable, very hard to tell apart from stainless itself, can be UV printed onto for example artwork, logo's, and promotional material. ‘The product can go on just about any flat surface, both inside and outside.
Great also to go on top of existing stainless steel which has been scratched or damaged without having the inconvenience and cost of replacing the sheet.
Why not come through to me with your questions on the stainless steel film and other products in our range The stainless steel film pictured here isbeing applied to a subway system in Los Angeles where there is a high volume pedestrian count so a sturdy graffiti proof product was essential.
Xiekon has officially opened its doors for its own sales, service and support operation in Australia and New Zealand.
The Xeikon solutions have been available in Australian for many years, latterly through Absolute Electronics, however when Xeikon was bought by Flint last year the ink giant instigated a strategy of direct operations within the region.
Trevor Crowley, general manager, Xeikon says, “For the market it means they have a direct line to the factory and the technology developers, and it means they have a supplier whose sole focus is Xeikon.”
Xeikon ANZ will be using its own service engineers to support the presses, with parts and consumables located in Sydney and the regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, which will also host the regional technology center with both simplex and duplex technology installed. Crowley says, “The service will be at the level that Xeikon users would expect, we recognise the importance of quick response in today’s world. We are investing heavily in factory trained engineers to cover both Australia and New Zealand”
Xeikon is gearing up for a massive six months, first with the launch of the direct operation here, then the Xeikon Café in Belgium next month, which will see more than 20 different applications produced from Xeikon printers and a variety of integrated finishing lines, third is PacPrint in May at which Xeikon has booked a stand for the first time to show what Crowley says is ‘a first first for Australia’, and then LabelExpo which takes place in Brussels in September.
Crowley says, “Xeikon is a proven and real solid alternative in labels, packaging, folding carton and document printing. The systems print at the highest quality, are the only digital printers that are FDA approved for direct dry food contact, hold some of the best light fastness in our industry, and are cost effective.”
The Xeikon presses are aimed at existing digital print business and printers who want to transition from analogue to digital, however, Crowley also sees digital label greenfield installations coming into play. He says, “Xeikon has an extensive portfolio, its printers are flexible and allow user to work in a variety of applications from labels to folding carton to documents to marketing collateral. They have an unmatched flexibility, and are available as either reel to reel or reel to sheet configurations, and can print on almost any media without the need for pre-coat or post-coat.”
The sales operation begins under Xeikon’s auspices today, while the service operation will transition between Absolute and Xeikon from now until March 31.
An Air New Zealand Boeing 737 cockpit nose has been installed outside Canterbury Museum next to the Botanic Gardens as part of the airline’s 75th anniversary exhibition.
Visitors will be able to sit behind the plane’s controls in the pilot and co-pilot seats, entering the flight deck in small groups from steps in the Botanic Gardens. The cockpit nose opens to the public from Friday 3 February, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily, weather permitting.
Air New Zealand General Manager Global Brand & Content Marketing Jodi Williams says the cockpit nose has proven to be a much photographed attraction at the Air New Zealand 75 Years: Our Nation. The World. Connected exhibition.
“We’ve had nearly 170,000 people take up our invitation to ‘pose with the nose’ while the cockpit was on display as part of the exhibition which debuted at Te Papa in the capital and featured at the Auckland War Memorial Museum before arriving at Canterbury Museum in September last year. More than 900,000 people have now visited the exhibition across the three cities.”
Canterbury Museum Director Anthony Wright says the Air New Zealand exhibition is proving very popular and has certainly been the major factor in attracting record visitor numbers each month since it opened in September.
“We’ve had excellent visitor numbers in January with large numbers of tourists, locals and visitors from throughout the South Island coming to see the exhibition. The Boeing 737 cockpit nose will be a great addition to the exhibition experience.”
The cockpit nose was transported by truck from the Aviation Training Institute near Christchurch International Airport to the museum in the city centre in the early hours of Monday morning.
Air New Zealand 75 Years: Our Nation. The World. Connected runs until Sunday 26 March 2017. The cockpit nose will be open to the public throughout.
Isolation imposed time lag continues as New Zealand characteristic
The delivery of the earthquake struck coastal township of Kaikoura with the second syllable pronounced as in “cow” has become the signal shibboleth or password designed to reveal the utterer, and the organisation that employs them, as being politically correct.
Kai- COW – ra has now replaced as the dominant pc call sign the previous place-name pronunciation which was KIDDY –KIDDY for the far northern township of Kerikeri.
Both these hallmark pronunciations had their genesis in New Zealand’s government broadcasting operation.
This was in spite of the state broadcasting corporation’s late doyen of the Maori language Bill Kerikeri always pronouncing his own name with the two rs firmly sounded.
The continuing trend for New Zealand official commentators – broadcasters to dolly up the delivery of longstanding Maori names continues to demonstrate the way in which the fashionable delivery of targeted place names especially remains such an encoded hallmark of modish conformity.
Other Maori-derivation place names continue to be pronounced with the kou syllable pronounced in the traditional way as coo.
Some officials continue to go counter-stream meanwhile. For example the ubiquitous cabinet member Steven Joyce MP continues to use the koo rendition of Kaikoura.
The flourishing of the state-broadcasting engendered movement to put a smooth modernist emollient spin on strong Maori word pronunciation is another indicator that New Zealand remains in its customary time-lag in regard to international societal trends.
This in turn continues to support the belief that communications globalisation is no substitute for geographical isolation, the tyranny of distance.
Another indicator of this was the broadcasting use of the term happy festivity as a substitute for happy christmas thus sidestepping the invocation of any christianity.
Meanwhile in order of frequency of usage these were the other modish substitutes that have become standardised in the government broadcasting system.
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Three scaremongering and imminent disaster predicted without qualification by the political classes that would paralyse civilisation in the new millennium have now conspicuously failed to come to pass.
The millennialist threats in terms of the disaster they were predicted to precipitate were:-
The Y2K computer paralysis
The Y2K COMPUTER paralysis was predicted to hit civilisation with the advent of the current millennium, the second millennium. In the event global data processing continued as before. The pretext for the scare was that computer operating system clocks were said to be self-eliminating at the point of entry into the new millennium.
What was the existing evidence to reveal the bogus nature of the claim?
The existence of a operating systems that were timed to run out prior to the millennium. Among these was the widely used Pick operating system, designed originally for the military, and which went on the market in 1973. In the event Pick operating systems having run through two clock changes (its proprietary one and the millennium one) continue to function as originally specified.
What happened? Global computational carried on as before, regardless of the digital changes inherent in the new digital time zone.
Who benefited? Computer service companies which toward the end of the first expansionary period of digital processing enjoyed a burst of activity in systems reworking.
FOOD MILES gripped the minds of the fashionable and media classes in the general superstitious frenzy attendant on the new millennium. This panic theory fed off the Peak Oil one. The contention was that any imported foods ate up miles in bringing them to the mouths of the consumers in the importing nations. Therefore everyone should eat locally, and ideally, organically produced foods.
What was the existing evidence that would have debunked this one?Any sea freight shipping price schedule.
What happened?A surplus of refrigerated shipping tonnage meant that the cost-per- food mile of imported food dropped substantially below that of freighting the same foodstuffs internally the process which further worsened the urban congestion of developed nations. It was also discovered that producing local foodstuffs organically or off season in greenhouses in fact consumed more energy than was involved in bulk carrier freighted imports.
Who benefited?Food miles gave traction primarily to urban non-productive activists. The scare was eventually abandoned as it became obvious that it was now being taken up by nations which saw it as an opportunity to erect non-tariff barricades to keep out imports.
PEAK OIL Anyone who sought to be acknowledged as being fashionable early in the millennium needed to let these two words trip off their tongues. The claim was that all the oil in the globe would simply run out. Or, as a consequence would become so expensive as to be beyond the reach of anyone or any institution. Whole nations we were reliably informed would become paralysed.
What was the existing evidence that would have readily debunked the panic?
Any perusal of North American shale oil projections.
What happened?New resources cut in and oil in relative terms is now cheaper than it has been for a generation simply because there is more of it.
Who benefited? The oil industry and oil producing nations took advantage of this scaremongering which had the effect of exaggerating the value of their product simply by advertising its scarcity.
| From The MSCNewsWire reporters' desk | Tuesday 24 January 2017 |
Lieutenant Tom Gilbert is leading a 35-member New Zealand Defence Force engineering contingent that left today for the Sinai Peninsula to build a security fence for an international peacekeeping force. In high school, Tom Gilbert led fellow students.
Now the former deputy head boy of Central Hawke’s Bay College is leading a 35-member New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) engineering contingent bound for the Sinai Peninsula.
“It is a massive honour to lead NZDF personnel on operations overseas,” Lieutenant Gilbert, a Troop Commander in the New Zealand Army’s 2nd Field Squadron, said.“A position of leadership comes with a unique set of challenges, which I very much look forward to. Every officer aspires to lead soldiers on operations and few get this opportunity.
“I am very humbled to be chosen to lead the contingent. It is my last year of troop command, so this deployment is the perfect way to finish my term as troop commander.”
Lieutenant Gilbert is leading a contingent comprising combat engineers, carpenters, plumbers, maintenance fitters and electricians from the New Zealand Army’s 2nd Engineer Regiment. The contingent left this morning to build a security fence around the Multinational Force and Observers’ (MFO) South Camp over the next six months.
The MFO is an international organisation with peacekeeping responsibilities in the Sinai Peninsula. After operating at North Camp for more than 30 years, the mission’s headquarters and a number of troops from the 12 nations that make up the MFO’s Force moved to South Camp in mid-2016 because of the deteriorating security situation in North Sinai.
The MFO is building new facilities to accommodate the influx into South Camp and requested assistance from New Zealand and other countries with some of the infrastructure projects.
“I had my sights set on becoming an engineer, and leading sappers on operations exceeds any expectations I had when I joined,” said Lieutenant Gilbert, 23, who enlisted in the Army in 2012 straight from high school.
A number of his relatives served in the Army and the Navy and he regularly heard captivating stories of their wartime experiences while growing up.
“My soldiers motivate me to do well in my role. As troop commander, my success has a direct impact on them,” he said.
“My family has been extremely supportive and that is another big motivation for me. We have a strong history with the military and I work hard to succeed in my role to honour them and make them proud.”
Japanese scientists believe they have established the identity of a "missing element" within the Earth's core.
They have been searching for the element for decades, believing it makes up a significant proportion of our planet's centre, after iron and nickel.
Now by recreating the high temperatures and pressures found in the deep interior, experiments suggest the most likely candidate is silicon.
The discovery could help us to better understand how our world formed.
Lead researcher Eiji Ohtani from the University of Tokyo told BBC News: "We believe that silicon is a major element - about 5% [of the Earth's inner core] by weight could be silicon dissolved into the iron-nickel alloys."
Hard to reach
The innermost part of our Earth is thought to be a solid ball with a radius of about 1,200km.
It is far too deep to investigate directly, so instead scientists study how seismic waves pass through this region to tell them something of its make-up.
Australian respiratory technology company Rhinomed has entered into a distribution and supply agreement with The Linde Group and its Australian subsidiary BOC Limited.
BOC will manage logistics and distribute Rhinomed’s breathing technologies, Mute and Turbine, in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Rhinomed will ship product directly from its Hong Kong warehouse to BOC’s logistics centre in Sydney. Under the arrangement, BOC will fulfill and supply all of Rhinomed’s existing contracts within Australia—covering the existing 700 pharmacies currently stocking the product.
BOC brings an extensive and experienced sales force to support the growing uptake of Rhinomed’s products in the region. Mute complements BOC’s current sleep equipment offering, which includes CPAP masks and supplies and in-home sleep studies.
Colin Smith, head of healthcare, BOC Limited says in a release, “BOC is proud to partner with Rhinomed as their distributor for Mute and Turbine across Australia and New Zealand. As a leader in the Australian and New Zealand sleep markets, BOC has been providing quality sleep therapy to patients in Australia for more than ten years.”
BOC Limited is part of The Linde Group, a global gas, healthcare, and engineering company, operating in over 70 countries with an annual turnover of more than €17 billion. BOC provides pharmaceutical and medical products and services across hospitals, clinics, intermediate care centers, aged care facilities, GPs, emergency centers, convenience stores, service stations, and patients’ homes. The Linde Group operates in the United States through its subsidiary Lincare. Lincare provides services and equipment, operating from approximately 1,000 locations in 48 states and Canada.
“The relationship with The Linde Group and its subsidiary BOC further cements Rhinomed’s strategy of positioning Mute as the front-line solution for millions of people as they enter the sleep solutions market. This agreement will deliver significant scale to Mute’s presence in the Australian and New Zealand sleep market,” says RhInomed CEO Michael Johnson.
Mute is a nasal stent designed to hold open and individually dilate the nasal airway, alleviating the effect of nasal obstruction, to improve nasal breathing and reduce snoring. It is currently available in leading pharmacy and sleep clinics in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia, as well as via online platforms.