Conference to address opportunities in subsea cabling market

first_imgThe Subsea Cables Conference, hosted by Subsea UK, will take a look at opportunities which exist in the subsea cabling market.Subsea UK, the industry body representing British subsea industry, said on Monday that the Subsea Cables Conference would take place on Tuesday, September 18.Industry experts will come together to discuss and debate a range of topics including opportunities, project developments, reducing operating costs and technological challenges for the industry.Speakers on the day will include Justin Dix and Dave White of the University of Southampton; Ian Osborne of Wood and John Davies of Helix Canyon Offshore; Antony Zymelka from the European Subsea Cables Association; Mike Clare of the National Oceanography Centre; Saul Matthews of Synaptec and Phil Robinson of Bender UK.The inaugural Subsea Cables Conference took place last year in Aberdeen and saw more than 100 industry professionals share knowledge and experience as well as explore future market opportunities.Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “This event gives a unique opportunity for the key players in the subsea cabling industry to come together and discuss the challenges facing the sector and identify opportunities for growth in the coming years.”Subsea UK will also be hosting its annual networking dinner in London on the day of the conference, where Neil Gordon will deliver a keynote speech on the latest industry developments.The dinner, taking place at Skylon in the Southbank Centre, will also provide an opportunity to network with industry professionals from across the industry.last_img read more

Sexualisation of children an issue that needs to be faced

first_imgStuff 28 July 2016 Family First Comment: Melinda spoke at our 2011 Forum on the Family. A great ally in the field. Well worth attending her upcoming talks in August in Wgn & Chch.Advocates for women and girls are calling on New Zealand to address its role in the global trade for females’ bodies.Australian advocate for women and girls Melinda Tankard Reist​, is touring New Zealand with Hagar New Zealand in August to speak on the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls.“It would be fair to say that NZ is facing the same challenges in regards to sexualisation of girls in media, advertising and popular culture as pretty much every other country in the West,” she said.The writer, speaker and advocate stressed that the eroticisation of children was driving exploitation.“When we post and style little girls to look more mature and older than they really are, when we ‘adultify’ them in advertising, this can contribute to providing permission to perpetrators to think that little girls are sexually interesting and sexually desirable.”Tankard Reist said the problem stemmed from a lack of respect and concern for the human rights of women and girls.“Add to that the desire to make money from their bodies and vested interests of those who stand to gain.”READ MORE: read more