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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 4:39 PM
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Which project on Kenmount rd is being referred to?
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I assume the development of the hill as a result of TGH?
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My guess is Kenmount Hill. I think there is a development plan coming from the area above the 190 m contour which was previously excluded from development. It's the area in between Kenmount Road and Blackmarsh where the new highway is going.
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They are referring to the above the 190 meters .. there is going to be a massive development of that area and it's going to be a planned development such as the Glencrest one
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I think part of the Kenmount Terrace area which is currently undeveloped is above the 190 so that may possibly open up more suburban sprawl in that area.
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Growing International Interest in Province's Industry

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The growing oil and gas industry in the province is generating interest from companies around the world. Here's VOCM's Terry Hart.

The Minister of Natural Resources, Tom Marshall, says there is a positive buzz in the oil industry about the tremendous potential to grow that sector here. He stated, it's not only the current developments on the east coast, as there are a lot of companies interested in coming here because of the potential for new finds off Labrador and the west coast. Marshall says the interest of many companies is being peaked as a result of the huge potential for new and larger discoveries. He noted the number of new wells being drilled in this province is very small when compared to the North Sea but he is confident that will change in the coming years
http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?...&GetComments=1
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Municipalities concerned about province's financial woes

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There is growing apprehension about what the provincial government's financial problems may mean for municipalities.

Mount Pearl Mayor Randy Simms said he is worried about the future of the growing city.

He spoke to the Mount Pearl and Paradise Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, saying that taxpayers may be facing a tough time ahead with both federal and provincial governments going into austerity mode.

"The guys that argue about buying jets in Ottawa — they don't mean a thing," Simms said.

"And the guys that argue about Hebron and Muskrat Falls — they don't mean a thing if your road [doesn't] plowed and somebody don't pick up your garbage."...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...ances-220.html
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awesome! we have a lot of potential with the tourism industry


Tourism Industry Hits Milestone


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The tourism industry in the province has reached a significant milestone - $1-billion in spending. The minister responsible for tourism, Terry French, announced the achievement at the Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador conference and trade show yesterday. French says the province's "Find Yourself" advertising campaign has received 180 awards and has created a well-established brand for tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador. French says the brand is simple.



He says the brand is not about being something we're not, and that the ads give you exactly what we are.

French expects spending on tourism to reach $1.6 billion by 2020
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We have another billion-dollar industry. Woot woot!
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Here's a bit of an update on the change in GDP from 2010-2011 (I know it's a couple of years back) it's the latest I could find and interesting all the same


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In Newfoundland and Labrador, GDP increased 2.8% in 2011 after leading all provinces in 2010 with a 5.8% increase. Growth was largely attributable to a significant increase in output of metal ore mining as well as in non-residential and engineering construction related to mining and oil projects. Manufacturing of seafood products increased in tandem with fishing, hunting and trapping and contributed to gains in wholesale trade. Output of services rose 2.4%, with significant increases in finance, insurance and real estate and in architectural, engineering and related services.

In Prince Edward Island, GDP advanced 1.1% in 2011 following a 2.7% increase in 2010. The main contributors to the increase were manufacturers of frozen food products, non-residential construction, utilities, retail trade and finance, insurance and real estate services. Goods production fell 0.8% on lower fishing activity and a smaller potato crop as a result of poor weather. Reduced output of transportation equipment manufacturing and miscellaneous manufactured products also contributed to this decline.

In Nova Scotia, GDP rose 0.3% in 2011 after increasing 1.6% in 2010. Output of goods-producing industries fell 4.0%. Gains in fishing and manufacturing of food and of rubber and plastic products were offset by declines in output of oil and gas extraction, construction and transportation equipment. Services advanced 1.4% as output rose in finance, insurance and real estate and in health care and social services.

In New Brunswick, GDP edged up 0.1% in 2011 following a 3.0% increase in 2010. Services output increased 1.2% led by finance, insurance and real estate. Output dropped in construction, manufacturing, forestry and logging, and utilities. Crop production fell 16% as unfavourable weather resulted in a smaller potato harvest. Output of wholesale trade and transportation services declined along with lower goods production
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Some more good news

Statoil Investing in Arctic Research

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Statoil Canada will invest $5-million in private sector-led research and development in Newfoundland and Labrador to address key technological gaps in arctic oil and gas development. Companies are invited to submit proposals through an Expression of Interest.


Two initial areas have been identified for collaboration with Newfoundland-based technology providers: remote-sensing technology for safe arctic operations such as ice monitoring and management solutions, and arctic subsea production systems that are robust enough for the arctic conditions.
http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=31340
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Exploring the Energy Industry

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Young and old alike are being encouraged to 'explore the opportunities' of the energy industry as part of oil and gas week. 2013 marks the 11th year of the event that celebrates the industry's success and the impact it is having on the province. Natural Resources Minister Tom Marshall says there's a lot of buzz about the province's future potential, pointing to exploratory drilling in the Flemish Pass, the Orphan Basin, the Laurentian Basin, and Nalcor's discovery of three new basins off Labrador. Marshall says some 4,300 people are employed in the oil and gas industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, 90 per cent of whom are from this province. As the industry grows, Marshall says so too will the demand for workers.



He says there are many opportunities in fields such as skilled trades, technical and engineering positions, project management, and marine services. Marshall says the province will continue to work with the labour industry and the academic community to prepare students to build a strong, capable, and sustainable workforce.

Oil and Gas week runs until March 1st.
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Awesome news (RE: Statoil).

This is the type of economic development that takes work. A city can't just rely on government hand-out industries (like defense, ship-building, etc.) or even resources (like fishery, forestry, oil and gas, mining, etc.) and end up with these sorts of investments. Getting development like this is basically the oil and gas equivalent of processing our fish in-province.

Cities have to go out and work hard to get this type of smart economic development. Luckily, Scandinavia seems to be the only real competition. But we have the Marine Institute - which is more famous and respected in its various fields that I think most Newfoundlanders realize. So we have a leg up.

Bring it on!
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Speaking of the Marine Institute I have a friend in Venezuela who did an exchange year here and he did a degree in Naval Engineering in Caracas Venezuela.
One day he skype called me to tell about how he had a full class in Venezuela talking about the technology being used at the Marine Institute here in St. John's and it's world class simulator.




Here's a pic of the simulator

http://www.google.ca/search?q=marine...2F%3B380%3B180

here's the inside from the Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

http://www.atlanticgateway.gc.ca/str...chapter11.html
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Here's something interesting about the simulation from the MI from a few years ago that's right up our alley:


MI awarded 'Best Innovation 2008' for Skyscraper Simulation

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The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, through the Centre for Marine Simulation, has been named the winner of the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (TCCC) Best Innovation 2008 Award.

The award is in honour of MI’s ground-breaking work in simulating and testing wind conditions on the Chicago Spire, a proposed 610 meter, 140-floor skyscraper that will be among the world’s tallest buildings and freestanding structures once completed. The award will be presented at the TCCC Business Excellence Awards Gala and Ceremony tonight in Bangkok, Thailand.
“The Marine Institute takes great pride in winning the Best Innovation 2008 Award,” said Glenn Blackwood, executive director, Marine Institute. “The Centre for Marine Simulation has long been internationally recognized as North America’s most comprehensive research and training facility for marine simulation and technology and it is great to see the work that is completed there receive such recognition.”
The Marine Institute’s Centre for Marine Simulation has been helping industry partners in marine and offshore industries accelerate training, improve performance, test new equipment designs and mitigate the risk of accidents since 1994. Using a variety of simulators, including the world’s only full motion, full mission ship’s bridge, the Centre for Marine Simulation has become internationally recognized in the areas of simulating harsh maritime environments, human performances in moving environments, simulation of offshore oil and gas operations and waterway risk analysis.
With this technology, MI has developed a reputation for addressing industry demand for more accurate, innovative and reliable solutions to human factor challenges, a reputation that led to a partnership in 2007 between the Centre for Marine Simulation and RWDI/Motioneering, an Ontario-based engineering company specializing in the design, development and monitoring of motion solutions for a wide range of structural applications.
RWDI/Motioneering contacted MI to see if the Centre for Marine Simulation could be used to test the motion of the Chicago Spire, soon to be the tallest skyscraper under construction in North America. The objective of the partnership was to test the motion of the newly designed skyscraper at various wind speeds, helping to address a number of challenges that occur with a building of such great size, including motion perception, motion sickness and fear of movement.
The Centre for Marine Simulation’s team created a realistic 360 degree visual of the Chicago skyline with a view from the bottom floor straight to the 140th floor of the proposed Chicago Spire. The bridge simulator’s motion server was able to produce the simulated wind conditions to create a virtual environment for the planned skyscraper. This enabled RWDI/Motioneering, for the first time, to experience the sway motion of the Chicago Spire, as was determined in a wind tunnel test.
The result allowed RWDI/Motioneering to translate numbers to actual motion, making it the first engineering company in the world to accomplish this.
“To say the least, the Marine Institute is thrilled to have been part of such a landmark project. The team at CMS deserves a lot of credit for their work on the project. The results show that the Centre for Marine Simulation’s international reputation as leader in simulation is well deserved and growing,” said Captain Chris Hearn, Director of the Centre for Marine Simulation. “The Chicago Spire project was a bit of a departure from the research we traditionally conduct at MI. However, it proved to be an exciting and worthwhile venture that demonstrates the innovative spirit of the Marine Institute.”
MI and RWDI/Motioneering have since partnered on more motion studies, setting the framework for a building motion workshop that will be held annually at the Centre for Marine Simulation with some of the top high rise structural engineering firms in the world. The first workshop was held in September, 2008, with a second planned for 2009. MI is also in discussions with RWDI/Motioneering and the American Society of Civil Engineers regarding collaborative research that could challenge and improve some current standards of civil design.
http://www.mi.mun.ca/news/index.php?NewsID=15
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MUN conducting review to explore feasibility of law school

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Memorial University is planning to explore the feasibility of setting up a law school, something last explored in 1987.
According to a news release Lynne Phillips, dean of the Faculty of Arts, will chair a committee that includes additional university membership, a representative of the provincial legal community and an external voice.
The review will be restricted to consideration of a faculty of law as a professional school, as opposed to a degree program or department of law. The review will also examine the demographics of existing Canadian law schools, current and future needs for more lawyers, and benefits to Memorial, among other goals.
MUN has previously considered adding a law school on two occassions.
The Harris Report, 1976, concluded that there was no demonstrated need for a law school at Memorial, and the Bruce Report, 1987, which endorsed a law school in principle, but not at that time.
Last year, the Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the provincial branch of the Canadian Bar Association supported a review of the concept of a faculty of law, a position later endorsed by the chief justice of Newfoundland and Labrador...
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Loca...f-law-school/1
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WOW! That would be awesome.
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AWESOME!!! that's amazing news!! that's like the only major thing MUN lacks

I'm very happy they are considering this! Onward and Upward!
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AWESOME!!! that's amazing news!! that's like the only major thing MUN lacks

I'm very happy they are considering this! Onward and Upward!
Maybe a Faculty of Dentistry to make it full circle. Although, that's pretty much wishful thinking on my part.
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So, now we know Statbass is a dentist...? lol
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