ROVOP Adds Non-Executive Director

first_imgROVOP has announced the appointment of David Lamont as a non-executive director.David has over 35 years of industry experience in the oil and gas sector. After starting his career at Schlumberger where he worked for 18 years, he has held a number of senior management roles, most recently as the CEO of global energy services company Proserv.ROVOP CEO Steven Gray said: “David is a highly respected figure in the international oil and gas industry. He joins us at an exciting time of growth and we are in no doubt that his dynamism and experience in growing businesses in the subsea sector will prove invaluable.”He added: “David will play a key role in supporting the evolution of our market proposition and organisational development, as we deliver on our plans to create a leading provider of subsea ROV services to the global energy industry.”A dual Australian and British citizen,  David Lamont holds a BE (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia.last_img read more

Concern For Animals Receives $5,000 Grant

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Olympia – Concern for Animals has received a $5,000 grant award from the Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies, which will enable the completion of the spay/neuter procedures for 42 dogs and 138 cats for low-income, senior citizens, unemployed and military pet owners.  CFA is pleased to be able to partner with the Federation to provide these vital surgeries and improve the quality of life for animals and their guardians in Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties.The funds for this grant award are made possible by the sale of Washington State “We Love our Pets” license plates.  In an effort to be proactive regarding the pet overpopulation problem, revenue from the sale of these license plates have been earmarked through an agreement with the State of Washington for actual spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Washington State.  Since 2007, the Federation has awarded over $278,693 in license plate grant funds to qualifying animal welfare organizations throughout Washington State, enabling the completion of nearly 10, 243 spay/neuter surgeries.The mission of Concern for Animals is to promote the welfare of all animals by subsidizing spay/neuter procedures, medical care, and vaccinations.  In addition, CFA offers a free pet food bank, rescue and adoption.  If you need a cat or dog spay/neutered, please contact the Office Manager for more information at 360.456.8176, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and Thursday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.last_img read more

Club Z! Tutoring: More Than Turning F’s Into A’s

first_imgTutoring in the 21st century is so much more than strict teacher + unhappy student = hours of misery.  With Olympia’s Club Z! everything possible is done to make the experience relaxed, stress-free, and easy for everyone involved.  Whether pre-K or pre-Med, in-home tutors can help with slipping grades, new school transitions, maintaining sports GPA requirements, overall study skills and test preparation.Angela Grant, owner of Club Z! since 2005, uses her vast array of tutors, interdisciplinary connections, and school district relationships to teach “how to be a student and how to navigate school.”Her skilled leadership and staff of more than 50 tutors help students aged 4-60+ with class work, test preparation, school transitions (both between grade levels and when entering a new district), and college entrance essays.  Their large staff size means that every subject is covered, timing issues are minimal, and personalities can be perfectly matched to a student’s needs.By meeting wherever is most convenient, anxiety levels are kept as low as possible.  Grant prefers to hold sessions in the child’s home, where stress levels are minimal, but tutors have met in libraries, schools, or anywhere the family and tutor decide.  Locally, two casinos even contract to host on-site tutoring for their staff.After requests for math help, language classes are the next most highly requested.  Spanish and Japanese are the primary requests, especially for elementary aged children whose parents want them to have an edge.  Students and tutors will usually meet once a week for test preparation and to practice vocabulary and conversation skills.With 66% of high school graduates entering college, the need for entrance examination preparation is crucial.  Club Z! offers help with the more common exams like the SAT and ACT but also provides assistance on any test required.  With their program, the average student gains more than 200 points on the SAT and 3-5 on the ACT which can hugely influence college entrance decisions, scholarships, and financial aid.  Club Z! also assists students with college application essays, which can be a pivotal factor in today’s competitive admissions reality.Enrollment with Club Z! is a simple process, with no contract required.  Billing is done on an hourly basis and all work is performed one-on-one with the student.  The initial consultation with their staff can help establish what expectations, steps, and timeframe might be called for, and lay the groundwork for optimal progress.For questions or to arrange a private consultation, Club Z! can be found online or by calling 360.436.6615. Facebook10Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Gautam Gambhir likely to replace injured Shikhar Dhawan in Indore Test

first_imgShikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India’s third and final Test in Indore from October 8 due to a fractured thumb. BCCI has named batsman Karun Nair as his replacement.”A very minor fracture has occurred and he has been recommended 15 days rest, which effectively rules him out of the next Test,” said India’s media manager after India’s comprehensive victory.”Selectors have been informed about his status,” he added.On Sunday, Dhawan took blows on his bottom hand thumb twice with the ball rising awkwardly. He survived some anxious moments, managing to open his account after 14 balls, and the swollen thumb had to be taped. He was soon rushed to a city hospital for X-ray.He did not take the field on Monday when New Zealand were batting in the second innings. Consequently, Gautam Gambhir, who had replaced Lokesh Rahul before the second match in Kolkata, could play his first Test in two years.Dhawan did not make the playing XI in Kanpur in India’s 500th Test, where the team management opted to go in with Murali Vijay and Rahul as their preferred openers. (Also read: ‘Ambitious’ Gautam Gambhir as excited as debutant after India recall)Dhawan has scored only one half-century in his last 14 Test innings since back-to-back hundreds against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka over a year ago.Gambhir, who last played for India in the Oval Test against England, has 4046 runs in 56 matches and has hit nine hundreds. His experience will be key as India eye a whitewash over the Black Caps.advertisement(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more