DeepOcean wins EPCI contract for Yme Beta North tieback

first_img Edda Freya. (Credit: DeepOcean.) Norwegian subsea services provider, DeepOcean has secured an EPCI contract from Repsol for the tieback of the Yme Beta North reservoir to existing facilities.Under the contract, DeepOcean will be responsible for the project management, engineering, construction and offshore installation activities.The firm said that the offshore work includes marine operations to install and tie-in Subsea spools, flying leads and installation of Subsea Structures at the YME Beta North field.The agreement also includes preparations for production start-up for the YME Beta North tie-back.Offshore execution is scheduled for 2021DeepOcean Europe commercial director Rolf Ivar Sørdal said: “DeepOcean is continuously working hard to develop efficient solutions for our customers and to deliver as promised.“This award is a true recognition of our achievements, all founded on our dedicated workforce and their flexible and cooperative mindset during project execution.The project fits very well with our capabilities and construction vessel fleet, and we are pleased that Repsol again has trusted us with this exciting award. DeepOcean is looking forward to cooperating with Repsol to deliver a successful and safe project”.Furthermore, the firm said that the onshore project team will work out of its office located in Haugesund, with offshore execution planned for 2021.DeepOcean is subsea services provider that serves the oil and gas and offshore power markets with inspection, maintenance and repair, subsea construction, and project management and engineering.In 2018, DeepOcean acquired Delta SubSea and expanded its presence into the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The agreement also includes preparations for production start-up for the YME Beta North tie-backlast_img read more

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Chris Pratt is Man of the Year

first_imgHasty Pudding Theatricals has named Chris Pratt the recipient of its 2015 Man of the Year Award. Pratt joins his “Parks and Recreation” co-star Amy Poehler in sharing the accolade; Poehler will be honored as Woman of the Year on Jan. 29. Pratt will be honored on Feb. 6 with a celebratory roast inside Farkas Hall, the Hasty Pudding’s home in the heart of Harvard Square since 1888.Best known for his role as Andy Dwyer on “Parks and Recreation,” Pratt is fast becoming one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men. Pratt will next star in Universal’s “Jurassic World” in June 2015. Most recently, he top-lined as Peter Quill in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which was one of the three top-grossing films of 2014, with more than $600 million at the global box office. Pratt also lent his vocal talents to lead character Emmett in the enormously successful animated feature “The Lego Movie,” which made over $400 million worldwide.The Man and Woman of the Year awards are presented annually to performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. The Man of the Year award was established in 1963, and its past recipients include, among others, Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake, James Franco, and most recently, Neil Patrick Harris.A press conference will be held at 8:30 p.m., following the roast. Afterward, Hasty Pudding Theatricals will stage the opening-night performance of its 167th production, “¡Oops! … Madrid It Again!”Press credentialing is now open for the Man of the Year event. Press information and an online application form can be found at http://hastypudding.org/media-room. Completed forms may be submitted to [email protected]last_img read more

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From Munich to Dublin: Hypo gets ready to move

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RECORD NUMBERS EXPECTED AT THE BALLYLIFFIN COAST CHALLENGE

first_imgRECORD crowds are expected on Saturday for this year’s Ballyliffin 10-mile coastal challenge – Ireland’s most spectacular race.More than 500 people have already registered to take part. Online registration closed earlier.However many more people are expected to sign up when registration begins at 10.30am at the Ballyliffin Hotel tomorrow (registration closes at 1.30pm). The race, run and/or walk starts at 2pm….finishing on the golden sands above.With sunny skies and temperatures touching 16C tomorrow, it promises to be the most spectacular race yet. RECORD NUMBERS EXPECTED AT THE BALLYLIFFIN COAST CHALLENGE was last modified: April 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2014Ballyliffin Coast ChallengedonegalInishowenlast_img read more

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Wasco Skylights to Open New Plant in Nevada

first_imgWasco Skylights will open a new manufacturing facility in Reno, Nevada, by next April in hopes of expanding its distribution west of the Rocky Mountains and keeping pace with industry giant Velux, company CEO Jeff Frank says.About 5% of Wasco’s business now comes from the dozen states west of the Rocky Mountains, Frank says, a market that represents about 26% of all construction spending.Wasco, founded in 1935 as a flashing company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, currently produces a line of residential and commercial skylights from a single plant in Wells, Maine. (For Martin Holladay’s review of Wasco skylights, see New Green Building Products .) The manufacturing plant needs to be near its customersSome 45% of the company’s business is in custom skylights, but Frank says Wasco is too far from Western markets to get standard products to buyers on a competitive timetable.“If you look at residential skylights, you need to have it to the guy’s door in two days,” Frank says. “Velux has kind of driven that. They guarantee 48-hour delivery anywhere in the United States. For me to make it in Maine, and ship it to Seattle, I’m going to have six days of freight in there. It’s kind of a snowballing effect.”Frank says he hopes to have a new plant operating by April 1. It will produce both standard and custom skylights. The company is currently looking for a building of between 40,000 and 50,000 sq. ft. and plans to hire 10 people or less to start.Reno is a “perfect location,” Frank says because it is 900 miles or less from all major west coast markets and is a transportation hub for that part of the country. Wasco will continue to make its own vinyl extrusions for skylight frames in Maine and ship them to Reno for assembly.last_img read more

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Taking the train in India is getting smarter — for some commuters

first_imgSurveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Donal Power Indian Railways is undertaking a smart city makeover for its stations in 10 cities around the country.As reported by Indian gadget news site BGR, the railroad recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Urban Development. The MOU will see the transformation of stations in 10 cities to further the agenda of the nation’s smart city strategy.India previously announced plans to develop 100 smart cities around the country by 2022. By last month 60 of the cities have been chosen under the ambitious plan that the government hopes will act as a springboard to modernize outdated urban infrastructure across India.Specifically, the new agreement paves the way for redevelopment that enhances passenger amenities, improves station access and optimizes utilization at target railway stations.The stations targeted for smart city redevelopment are: Varnasi, Bhubaneswar, Thane, Puducherry, Lucknow, Jaipur, Kota, Tirupati, Sarai Rohilla in Delhi and Margao in GoaThe project is a joint venture between the Railway Ministry, which will hold primary responsibility, and the Urban Development Ministry.“Railway stations have been the core of city development and have become congested over time and their redevelopment offers immense opportunities for changing city landscape,” said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.How local smart cities are happeningMeanwhile, Urban Development will take the lead in negotiating with various states and city governments in order to integrate the station redevelopment into local smart city strategies.“This convergence based city development will result in qualitative improvement in city life,” said Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.He said that the station project could be a good fit for the National Buildings Construction Corporation which has previously self-financed redevelopment initiatives.Prabhu added that other sources of support for the station redevelopment project may come from outside the country. He said such countries as the U.K., Germany, Japan, France, Belgium and South Korea have expressed interest in the project.To drum up further interest, India is planning to host a round table next week where international and domestic bankers will discuss opportunities for financing aspects of the initiative. Tags:#India#infrastructure#IoT#Railroad#Smart Cities center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Related Posts last_img read more

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Surrounded by Gir lions, a baby is born

first_imgManguben Makwana will never forget the night of June 29. The 32-year-old gave birth to a baby in the vicinity of the Gir forest in an ambulance after midnight, surrounded by a group of lions. Even as she gave birth to a boy, 12 lions, including three males, emerged from the adjacent forests and surrounded the vehicle, blocking its passage near a remote village in Amreli district.During this ordeal, which lasted for around 20 minutes, the paramedical staff of the ‘108’ ambulance stayed calm while assisting Ms. Makwana. Chetan Gaadhe, emergency management executive of ‘108’ in Amreli, said the encounter occurred around 2.30 a.m. on Thursday when the ambulance was shifting Ms. Makwana, a resident of Lunasapur village, to the government hospital in Jafarabad town. “On the way, Ms. Makwana realised that she would give birth any time, as the head of the baby was protruding. Emergency management technician Ashok asked the driver Raju Jadav to stop the ambulance,” said Mr. Gaadhe. While Ashok contacted a doctor, the pride of lions, sensing human presence, emerged from the nearby bushes. “Though Jadav, who is a local, tried to scare them away, the lions refused to budge. Some of them even sat in front of the vehicle,” Mr. Gaadhe said. “Later, Mr. Jadav started the ambulance and moved slowly forward so that lions would give way. Seeing the vehicle move and the blinking of lights, the big cats eventually moved and gave way to the ambulance,” he said.last_img read more

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MGP demands Parrikar should hand over charge until he recovers

first_imgDeepak Dhavaliakar, president of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s ally in Goa, on Saturday said that the State administration under ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been paralysed for over eight months and demanded that Mr. Parrikar should hand over charge to someone else until he recovers.The central committee of MGP on Saturday passed a resolution in this regard and decided to join a protest of mining dependents of Goa, to be held at Jantar Mantar, Delhi, to urge the National Democratic Alliance to resolve the impasse caused by the mining ban at the earliest.“The MGP will participate in the protest meet by mining dependents seeking resumption of mining in Goa,” Mr. Dhavalikar said.The Supreme Court banned mining in Goa in February, quashing granting of second renewals of 88 iron ore mining leases. The apex court also directed the State government to allot the leases afresh.Goa BJP leaders and national president of BJP, Amit Shah, have said that the Central government will work out a mechanism to resume mining in Goa at the earliest.last_img read more

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Charlie Edwards keeps WBC flyweight belt with unanimous win

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Charlie Edwards celebrates beating Angel Moreno in their World Boxing Council World Flyweight Title bout at the Copper Box Arena, London. (Paul Harding/PA via AP)LONDON — Charlie Edwards retained his WBC flyweight title by beating former sparring partner Angel Moreno by unanimous decision at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.Edwards’ first defense of the belt he won from Cristofer Rosales three months ago was easier than expected in his home ring. Edwards outclassed his Spanish challenger to win all 12 rounds from all three judges.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Edwards (15-1) knocked down Moreno (19-3-2) in the eighth round and kept up his workrate, but couldn’t get the knockout he wanted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Zion Williamson-Tacko Fall matchup highlights NCAA 2nd round in East View commentslast_img read more

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Friends to battle it out on day one

first_imgThey’ve grown up playing alongside each other, from affiliate level to state through to national representation. Day one of the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC) will see good friends Kimberley Sue See, Chloe Crotty and Evania Pelite battle it out, with Sue See playing for Queensland Fire, while Crotty and Pelite will play for home side the Sunshine Coast Pineapples. They’ve tasted plenty of success together over the past 12 months, playing in the winning Queensland Secondary Schools Touch team at the 2012 X-Blades National Youth Championships, for Australia against New Zealand in the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series and recently for Caboolture at the 2013 Queensland Junior State Cup. For Sue See to be playing against Crotty and Pelite is a rare opportunity, and the trio don’t have to wait long into the event for this to happen, playing each other in round three of the NYC event, on Wednesday afternoon. austouch.com.au caught up Crotty, Pelite and Sue See in the lead up to the event to see what they are looking forward to, and their favourite memories playing at the event to date. Chloe CrottyHow much are you looking forward to playing your last National Youth Championships event at home?It’s good, it’s not far to travel and it just brings the excitement a bit more playing in front of a home crowd, I’m very excited. You played Tasmania in a trial game last night, how was that?It was really good, it was a good hit out for us and them, we got to try out all of our moves and that and so did they. Can you tell us a bit about the Sunshine Coast team that will take to the field this week?We’ve got a few 15-year-olds and a few 16-year-olds and the rest are about 18, we’ve been playing together for a while now, we are all excited. It’s safe to say that you three have played a fair bit of Touch Football together over the years haven’t you?It’s good because we are all friends as well, we’re all really close. You get to play Kim and the rest of the Queensland Fire team tomorrow afternoon, how much are you looking forward to that?I think that’s the game we are all looking forward to the most, because we’ve played with a lot of the girls from the Queensland team. It’s going to be good, hopefully we win. What is your favourite National Youth Championships memory?Winning, that was probably one of the best feelings, winning that NYC and beating New South Wales. What do you enjoy about playing at the National Youth Championships?I just like the atmosphere, everyone is really happy and friendly.Your Dad is your coach at this event, how do you find that experience?He’s been my coach for a few years now, since I started playing Touch, I kind of forget that he is my Dad and treat him like my coach.Kimberley Sue SeeHow is your Queensland Fire team looking in the lead up to the event?They are definitely developing and we’ve had a good run up to the event, we’ve had a few injuries recently, which isn’t too good but we’re looking good. This time last year you were part of Queensland’s National Youth Championships win, how amazing was that experience?That was really good, I loved that because I got to play with the older girls who have so much experience and offer so much so I really enjoyed it. You get to play Evania and Chloe’s Sunshine Coast Pineapples team tomorrow afternoon, how much are you looking forward to it?I am looking forward to it a lot, I don’t get to play them very often, I’m normally playing with them so it will be interesting because we know each other’s games really well, so we’ll see how it goes.You have had an amazing year so far, did you expect to achieve so much at such a young age?No not at all, I love playing the game so I just play it for fun, to have those opportunities come up is just a bonus for me and something that I’ve worked really hard towards.How does it feel to be part of the Australian Women’s Open squad?It feels really good, I’m really nervous because they are such good players but I think I’ll just take the experience as it comes and enjoy it and learn from it. Do you think your team can win back-to-back titles this year?I think so, I definitely think we’ve got a good chance, we’ll see how we go and take each game as it comes. Evania PeliteHow much are you looking forward to your last National Youth Championships event?I’m really excited, I’ve been so nervous since last week. How does it feel to be able to play the event at home?It’s good to be able to play at home, it’s always good and there’s a good crowd that always comes out and watches. What do you remember about last year’s event playing for Queensland?Definitely winning, I remember just being so nervous running onto the field and the end result.Who are the teams to watch out for this week?Definitely Queensland and New South Wales Combined High Schools. You, Chloe and Kim have all played a lot of Touch Football together over the years, how much have you enjoyed that?It’s been so much fun, we’ve had a lot of laughs off the field and then when we are on the field we work so well together. What do you enjoy about the National Youth Championships?Just being able to meet up with all the other girls from all the other states because you build a lot of friendships. There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC). Websiteswww.nyc.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.au Social MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nyc2013)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksFriends To Meet on Day 1last_img read more

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