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Allied Caterers
Allied Caterers. An army marches on its stomach

Understanding that, especially in the offshore industry, the physical and indeed psychological wellbeing of any staff member begins with a suitably well balanced diet there is one company in Trinidad and Tobago that has garnered this niche industry and provided a peerless level of quality and service. Jack Slater of Endeavour Magazine had the chance to speak with General Manager of Allied Caterers Trinidad, Gillian Huggins. More…

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Gold Fields Ghana. Mining for the future

Gold Fields is an unhedged, globally diversified producer of gold with eight operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa, all with attributable annual gold production of approximately 2.22 million ounces. At the end of December 2013, Gold Fields’ attributable Mineral Reserves totalled 49 million ounces and Mineral Resources equated to 113 million ounces. We spoke with Managing Director, Alfred Baku, regarding this.   More…

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TriMetals takes the lead

TriMetals Mining Inc. is setting the standard for the mineral exploration industry thanks to a winning combination of expert management team members, identification of new potential and an insatiable thirst for success. Endeavour spoke to Ralph Fitch, President and CEO, about how this trifecta was realised.

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Sol Petroleum. Fuelled for success.

The stand out provider of petroleum products to the Caribbean region, Sol Petroleum makes managing a complex network of operations seem effortless, so we spoke with General Manager, Steve Francis, to find out how.

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Viraj
Viraj Profiles Limited. Standing for more than just business.

From a modest start 25 years ago in 1990, Viraj Profiles Ltd has grown year on year to become one of the largest producers of stainless steel products in the world. Forward thinking and diversification, as well as investment into areas of growth and expansion have all been prominent features in one of the most impressive success stories in India today. We spoke with Managing Director, Mrs. Renu Kochar regarding this remarkable journey.

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SNA
SNA Civils. Sixty and still going strong.

Based in Pretoria, a city in South Africa that despite holding parliament has for many years been stuck under the shadow of Johannesburg, SNA Civil & Structural Engineers have been working tirelessly to establish themselves as one of the most prominent and trusted consulting engineering firms in the country. As South Africa’s infrastructure is about to receive a major boost from governmental funds, SNA finds itself in the enviable position of already having everything in place to capitalise on this influx of much-needed cash. Endeavour Magazine correspondent Jack Slater speaks with Managing Director Johan Stoltz about how.

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News

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Huawei Joined Hands with SAP to Provide the Large-Scale SAP HANA Single-Cluster Solution

Last week Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solution provider, unveiled its FusionCube for SAP HANA solution for Sinopec at the CeBIT 2015 today.Sinopec is one of the world’s largest integrated energy and chemical Groups, ranking No.3 in Fortune Global 500 in 2014. More…

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ICL Makes C$137M Offer for Allana Potash Shares

ICL, a global manufacturer of products that fulfill essential needs in the agriculture, processed food and engineered materials markets, today announced that it entered into an arrangement agreement with Allana Potash Corp., a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of potash assets and whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: AAA), to acquire all the common shares of Allana. ICL currently holds 16.36% of Allana’s shares which it acquired in 2014, and has offered to acquire all of the other outstanding common shares of Allana. The consideration offered to Allana shareholders is C$.50 per share, or approximately C$137 million, and will be paid by ICL in cash and shares of ICL’s common stock. The transaction is supported by Allana’s Board of Directors, and will be undertaken by way of a plan of arrangement under Canadian law. The transaction is subject to certain customary conditions, including among others, applicable regulatory approvals. More…

Dassault Falcon Service Completes First Scheduled C-Check on Falcon 7X
Dassault Falcon Service Completes First Scheduled C-Check on Falcon 7X

Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a Dassault Aviation company-owned service center, recently completed an initial C-check on an in-service Falcon 7X, preparing the way for the start of routine overhauls. More…

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Carnival Corporation Expands Presence in Caribbean with $85 Million Port in Dominican Republic

By October 2015 new Amber Cove port – a filming site for the original Jurassic Park movie located on island’s north coast near the city of Puerto Plata – begins welcoming AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line and P&O Cruises (UK) to newest port in Caribbean

This new destination, representing the largest cruise industry investment ever made in Dominican Republic, will open expanded itinerary options in the Caribbean, feature one of most extensive shore excursion programs in the Caribbean and serve as the gateway to Puerto Plata, founded in the 1490s by Christopher Columbus. More…

Gorton's Seafood Smarty
Gortons Seafood had created a touring celebrity.

Gorton’s Seafood recently announced their all-new Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks and Fillets, an exciting reinvention of their classic breaded fish sticks and fillets that families have come to love. Now the Gorton’s Crew is kicking off a coast-to-coast interactive road tour visiting six cities from Peabody, Massachusetts, to Seattle, Washington, to introduce the products via free samples. The Smart & Crunchy Tour is Gorton’s first-ever national tour for a new product line. More…

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Saxon Oil Acquires Interests in 3 US Oil Fields with Permian Basin Oil Well Leading the Way

Saxon Oil WI director Joseph Johns was clear in his recent interview regarding market conditions highlighting that it would not affect the vehicle’s appetite to acquire more interests in oil and gas wells in its primary market, the United States.

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Flying High - GEZE Building Technology in the Second Highest Building in Abu Dhabi
Flying High – GEZE Building Technology in the Second Highest Building in Abu Dhabi

In the capital of the United Arab Emirates, construction of the new headquarters of the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the largest mineral oil manufacturers in the world, is under way. GEZE, the innovative window and door systems solutions leaders, will be equipping the entire skyscraper, which will have a height of 342 metres and 77 storeys, with the latest door technology. More…

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BBRD – WERPO has Been Invited to Grenada to Erect Sea Wave Energy Plants

Blackbird International Corporation BBRD (company name WERPO), a global leader in renewable sea wave energy technology, is in the process of arranging a visit to Grenada in order to begin negotiations in the private and public sectors to implement its sea wave energy system. BBRD with their partner in the Caribbean, Mr. Jarvis of SEEDSOWERS corporation, have been in communication with top ranking government personnel in order to introduce BBRD’s sea wave energy technology power stations in the region and help the Government battle the energy crisis – a result of the lately constant El Ninue seasons and storms that have caused so much upheaval in the region. More…

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Seafox appoints Martin Adler as CEO

Offshore jack-up company Seafox who provide essential services to support the energy industry have just made Martin Adler Group Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed Robert Duncan who be stepping down at the end of the year to pursue other interests. More…

Medikamente
Ergomed growth in Asia signals strong need for drug development services.

Ergomed Strengthens Presence in Asia to Meet Increasing Demand for Drug Development Services

Ergomed plc, (LSE: ERGO or ‘Ergomed’) a profitable UK-based company, dedicated to the provision of specialised services to the pharmaceutical industry and the development of new drugs, today announced the opening of a new office in Taiwan. This expansion strengthens Ergomed’s clinical research and consultancy presence in Asia, and is a key element of the company’s strategic growth plan set out at the IPO.

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London’s Crossrail tunnelling now 95% complete

London’s mammoth new rail network, Crossrail, is finally nearing completion. The extensive tunnelling is now 95% complete as the operation reached Liverpool Street this week. With just 750m of tunnelling left, the end is finally in sight. Crossrail is the UK’s most ambitious rail project since the second world war. Over a decade in the making, it will make a phenomenal difference to the capital’s transportation. More…

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Women in male-dominated industries: Are times changing for the better?

Women have always had a terrible time in male-dominated workplaces. People from older generations seldom considered females to be their equals. In fact, it was commonplace for men to consider women as “second-best.”

One would like to think that such old-fashioned, misogynistic views no longer have a place in today’s modern world. More…

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Petrobras pre-salt output breaks record in February

Record breaking salt production reported from Brazilian state run oil company Petrobas in February 2015. From the Santos and Campos basin, pre-salt clusters broke their own records on February 26th for output which rose to 555,000 barrels per day (bpd), and for output from concessions operated for other companies (including operations run for partner companies), which reached 737,000 bpd. More…

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Suntech Opens Warehouse in Cape Town

Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. has officially announced the establishment of a local warehouse in Cape Town, South Africa. This new facility will initially store 500kW of modules and will expand its storage capacity to 1MW later in 2015. Suntech established a full time presence in South Africa in 2014 as part of its expansion efforts in the region.

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Telepizza Strengthens Expansion Strategy Appointing Giorgio Minardi as President of International

The company, first non-American player in the sector and fourth in the world, registers over 30% of sales abroad. With an extensive experience in food-service industry (Dunkin’ Brands, McDonald’s, Burger King or Autogrill), Minardi will boost global growth and lead the international franchising business  More…

Automotive

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MOTORPOINT TO HOST EXCLUSIVE TRIAL BIKE SHOW IN CHINGFORD

Motorpoint is set to host an exclusive free trial bike show next month in Chingford. The UK’s leading car supermarket has teamed up with James Dabill, the five times British Trials Bike Champion, to put on a series of spectacular performances at the Motorpoint Chingford site on Lea Valley Road in Chingford on Saturday, April 11 – his only one in London in 2015.

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Is selling used cars such a bad business to go into?

We all have an image in our mind of a used car salesman. And let’s be honest, it’s not a positive image. For so long they’ve been painted as figures of disdain, lying and cheating to make a sale. This has always seemed more than a little unfair to me though. Most stereotypes bear only a fleeting resemblance to reality. More…

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ALL-NEW FORD MONDEO AND NEW FOCUS SEAL FIVE HONOURS AT 2015 FLEET NEWS AWARDS

Ford’s new 2015 company car line-up carried away five Fleet News awards – the blue oval’s best haul in over five years. Ford’s acclaimed all-new Mondeo and new Focus, being delivered to fleets from the start of the year, spearheaded Ford’s success in five categories:

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Harley-Davidson Turns To Roaring Motorcycles To Break Ground On Permanent Sturgis Location

Carey Hart, motocross superstar, does a burnout at the groundbreaking for The Harley-Davidson Rally Point, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Sturgis, SD. Hart is the 2015 Grand Marshall of the Mayor’s Ride during the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. … More…

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Cars.com Experts List the Top 10 Most Annoying Car Features

Experts at Cars.com, the premier online resource for car shopping, have listed the top 10 most annoying features that can be found in today’s cars. The list focuses on a range of features that Cars.com experts have deemed the most frustrating, annoying and unnecessary to help shoppers know what features they might want to consider avoiding. More…

Travel

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Set Yourself Free in America this April

Many people have an innate desire to be set free, whether it is from work, every day life, or just the natural aspects that keep us all grounded in our lives. We imagine ourselves as an Eagle, with a string attached to our leg, just looking upon what the world has to offer and dreaming of flying off to endless possibilities. Cut that string loose and fly your way over to the United States of America, the country where you will know you’re free. Here are four of the top places to visit in America, while you are exploring your new horizon! More…

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Adrift by David Myers Opens at Marina Bay Sands

Marking his first foray into Singapore, award-winning chef and restaurateur David Myers unveils his newest creation, Adrift, located in the atrium of Marina Bay Sands. Inspired by Myers’ wanderlust outlook, Adrift is a bespoke urban kaleidoscope anchored by the places, faces and flavours of his path, from California to Asia. Pairing a nostalgic spirit with a modern aesthetic, the restaurant is curated to the very last detail by Myers.

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Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub Irish Pub of the Year Award
The Olde Blind Dog is Irish Pub of the Year.

Atlanta-Based Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub Wins International Award as Irish Pub of the Year

While Irish pubs across the globe are preparing for their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the party started early for Atlanta’s Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub.  The authentic Irish pub, with two locations in Milton and Atlanta, was chosen Irish Pub of the Year by the Irish Pubs Global Federation.  The award was announced Feb. 27 at the Irish Pubs Global Gathering 2015 in Dublin. More…

Wonderful Sardinia to Offer Tailor-Made Holidays for Luxury Travelers
Wonderful Sardinia to Offer Tailor-Made Holidays for Luxury Travelers

Italian travel booking portal Wonderful Sardinia has recently added to its selection of luxury hotels in Sardinia with a dedicated concierge service for its clients. Thanks to a team of local guides and Sardinian travel specialists, Wonderful Sardinia is able to create a made-to-measure Sardinian experience for any traveller who would like to discover the best of the Italian island and enjoy exclusive leisure activities. More…

Deyaar to Mark Emphatic Participation at Dubai Property Show in London
Deyaar to Mark Emphatic Participation at Dubai Property Show in London

Deyaar Development PJSC (Deyaar), a customer-focused, trusted developer with in-depth market intelligence and property management expertise, today announced it will mark a significant participation in the inaugural edition of the Dubai Property Show in London.

 Set to run from 27 February to 1 March, 2015 between 10am and 7pm at the prestigious Olympia London, the expo will allow Deyaar to showcase several of its prominent projects in Dubai, including ‘Montrose’ that is taking shape in Al Barsha South at the extension of Umm Suqeim road. Deyaar will also spotlight its premium project ‘The Atria’, a 1.25 million sq feet luxury twin towers complex, residential and hotel serviced apartments, located in the bustling Business Bay district and designed by the internationally renowned design brand YOO.

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