Daily Archive: November 2, 2023

Derbyshire specialist aggregate manufacturer makes acquisition

Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates, the aggregate manufacturers, has acquired the Resin Surfacing operations in Stalbridge, Dorset from Geveko Markings.

This acquisition is said to make Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates the only manufacturer of resin and aggregate in the UK.

The acquisition includes all manufacturing plant, product and equipment and employees will be retained by the company.

Sam Buckley, Managing Director, Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates, said: “This acquisition is the perfect next step in our commitment to offer only the highest quality resin and aggregate to the UK resin bound market. We are delighted to supply the superb products previously supplied by Geveko to customers who will continue to receive BBA approved products as normal.”

Martin Poulter, CEO and founder of Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates, said: “As the manufacturer of DALTEX, the UK’s no 1 brand in resin bound, we are delighted to announce this significant strategic acquisition which is a huge development in our plans for future growth in the UK and international resin bound market.”

André Thomsen, CEO, Geveko Markings Group, said: “After a thorough strategic review, we concluded that the decorative resin surfacing market is not a strategic area for our business. The transition of our devoted team and good customers to Derbyshire Aggregates embodies a promising chapter for all involved.”

The new site will add to Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates’ seven current sites across the UK including its Head Office and main production facility in Derbyshire, Daltex Central Hub in Ashbourne, DALTEX Trade Centres in Brighouse and Bridgend as well as a slate plant in Bangor, North Wales. These are supported by two large dock facilities in Mersey Wharf and Goole.

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SAIC wins $574 million contract to maintain Space Force radar sites

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) a $574.5 million contract to maintain ground-based radar sensors used for missile warning and space surveillance.

The Pentagon announced the contract Aug. 29. 

SAIC, based in Reston, Virginia, was awarded a seven-year contract. The Space Systems Command said four competitive bids were received for this project.

Worldwide network of radar sensors

The Space Force operates a network of early warning radar sensors that are used to detect missile threats and to track objects in outer space. They include radar sites at Pituffik Space Base in Greenland; Clear Space Force Station, Alaska; Royal Air Force Fylingdales, United Kingdom; Beale Air Force Base, California; Cape Cod Space Force Station, Massachusetts; and Cavalier Space Force Station, North Dakota.

The U.S. Air Force designed and  built these sites during the Cold War primarily to detect and track intercontinental ballistic missiles and sea-launched ballistic missiles while also conducting general space surveillance and satellite tracking.  

The contract awarded to SAIC was previously held by Northrop Grumman which won a five-year contract in 2018.

Sandra Erwin writes about military space programs, policy, technology and the industry that supports this sector. She has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and the defense industry for nearly two decades as editor of NDIA’s National Defense…
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Angular Website Development, Web Application Tech Stack, and Software Development Documentation


In the ever-evolving digital landscape, businesses and
developers are continually seeking innovative solutions to build robust web
applications. Angular, as a powerful frontend framework, offers the
capabilities to create dynamic and feature-rich websites. Coupled with the
right web application tech stack and comprehensive software development
documentation, organizations can achieve success in their digital endeavors.
This article explores the potential of Angular website development, the importance of a well-chosen web application tech
stack, and the significance of proper software development documentation.


Angular Website Development: A Powerful Frontend Framework


What is Angular?

Angular is a popular open-source frontend JavaScript
framework maintained by Google. It enables developers to build dynamic and
single-page web applications (SPAs) with ease. Angular follows the
Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern, providing a structured and
organized approach to frontend development.


Key Features of Angular

Angular comes equipped with a wide array of features,
including data binding, dependency injection, templating, and comprehensive
testing capabilities. Its built-in tooling and extensive community support make
it an ideal choice for large-scale projects.


Advantages of Angular for Website Development

Angular offers numerous advantages for website development,
such as enhanced performance, code reusability, modularity, and seamless
integration with backend services. Its robustness and scalability make it a
preferred choice for complex web applications.


Web Application Tech Stack: Choosing the Right Tools for


Understanding the Web Application Tech Stack

The web application tech stack refers to the combination of technologies and
frameworks used to build a web application. It comprises frontend, backend, and
database technologies that work together to deliver a seamless user experience.


Components of a Web Application Tech Stack

A typical web application tech stack consists of three layers:
the frontend layer for user interface and interactions, the backend layer for
server-side processing, and the database layer for data storage

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SEO Agency Unveils Strategies for Larger Deal Sizes: Rewriting the Rules of Digital Marketing Success, Business News

Marketix, a distinguished SEO agency in Sydney, delivers exceptional return on investment by empowering businesses with the tools they need to thrive online.

In a digital-centric world, the significance of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) in driving business success, with leads consistently yielding deal sizes eight to twelve times larger compared to other inbound methods. Studies from Hubspot have shown that the top three positions on Google’s search results receive 75.1% of all clicks.

Marketix, a leading Sydney SEO agency, has established a formidable reputation, making waves in the digital marketing industry with its innovative and results-driven approach to search engine optimisation, offering businesses the tools they need to exploit the potential of inbound leads generated through SEO efforts. 

According to Marketix’s founder, Shoaib Mughal, the agency works closely with its clients to develop strategies tailored to their business needs and goals, helping them achieve impressive outcomes in targeted keywords with first-page rankings and increased conversions.

Among their key accounts, UNO Home Loans achieved the #1 ranking in Australia for the highly competitive keyword “online mortgage broker.” Marketix produced a detailed competitive analysis and audit of its website from an SEO perspective, looking into technical architecture, content, and backlinks. Once a detailed  SEO roadmap was prepared, UNO Home Loans executed the SEO strategy to increase its presence in the competitive online mortgage broker market.

For more information, visit https://marketixdigital.com.au/seo-agency-sydney/ 

Another client, Total Image Group, reported a significant increase in traffic and sales leads working with Marketix. The company has generated millions in opportunities from search marketing, including contracts with large enterprises and well-known household brands in Australia.

“We engaged Shoaib at SEO agency Marketix to help us with our SEO and Google Ads, as well as provide advice on

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