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Green Marine

The big push on marine renewables in Orkney is bringing in local companies in key roles. Among them is Green Marine, whose managing director, Jason Schofield, has been one of Scotland’s most successful fishermen. Jason, who for many years has skippered vessels like the freezer-trawler Norlantean and the Viking Monarch, the largest wetfish trawler in [...]

July 16, 2014 Howie Firth Summer Issue 2014 Comments Off
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Perfect Harmony: Pushing the boundaries of biochemistry

A recent study1 found the number of cells in the human body to be just over 37 trillion.  Let’s just consider that for a moment. Some 37 trillion cells in the adult human are functioning in concert to help each and every one of us work, play, eat, sleep and most importantly, live. As life [...]

July 16, 2014 Dario R. Alessi Summer Issue 2014 Comments Off
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Xodus makes it 10

The Xodus Group celebrates this year the 10th anniversary of its move into its present premises in Stromness, on the Garson Industrial Estate. Xodus (pronounced ‘Exodus’) is an independent, international energy consultancy operating worldwide in two key energy markets – Oil & Gas and Low Carbon. Its Environmental Division was formed when the Orkney company [...]

July 15, 2014 Howie Firth Summer Issue 2014 Comments Off
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Copland’s Dock and Stanger’s Yard

(The new pier in Stromness, developed to serve Orkney’s growing marine renewables industry, is built on a site with a long history of industry – which indeed has been part of a long local tradition of responding to development opportunities, from one end of the town to the other, as Bryce Wilson explains in these [...]

July 15, 2014 Bryce Wilson Summer Issue 2014 Comments Off
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New paths to light

In north-central Nigeria, in the state of Kogi, two great rivers meet. One is the Niger, the other its main tributary, the Benué (once known as the Tchadda. The Niger rises in ancient rocks in the Guinea Highlands, sweeps across West Africa in a great boomerang-shaped course through Mali and Niger, and floods out eventually [...]

May 24, 2014 Howie Firth Spring Issue 2014, Summer Issue 2014 Comments Off