BOC’s cryogenic gases help provide shark bait

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Prospector Offshore Completes Sale of Jack-Up Rig to Seadrill

first_imgProspector Offshore Drilling S.A. has completed the previously announced sale of an under-construction jack-up rig.Reference is made to the Company’s announcement on 15 November 2013, regarding the agreement with Seadrill Jack-up Holding Ltd., a subsidiary of Seadrill Limited, for the sale and purchase of 100% of the shares and certain intercompany obligations of Prospector Rig 3 Owning Company S.à r.l., the subsidiary that is party to a rig construction contract with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (“DSIC-Offshore”) the builder of the jack-up drilling rig with Hull No. JU2000E-11 (the “Rig 3 Transaction”).The Rig 3 Transaction has now been completed in accordance with the provisions of the respective sale and purchase agreement. The Company’s aggregate net proceeds from the Rig 3 Transactionare approximately USD 52 million and the Company will recognize an aggregate net gain of approximately USD 28 million based on the first instalment of USD 19.9 million for the shipyard contract with DSIC-Offshore, project management costs, broker commissions, taxes and professional fees.Seadrill will pay a total purchase price of US$235 million for the rig.The Prospector 3 is scheduled to be delivered from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (DSIC Offshore) in China during the first quarter of 2014. The new unit is based on the F&G JU2000E design, with water depth capacity of 400ft and drilling depth of 35,000ft.The lack of premium jack-up newbuild activity over the last decade is beginning to be felt and demand is currently exceeding available supply. The tightness in the market is leading many customers to contract these units for significantly longer terms than previously experienced for this asset class.[mappress]November 28, 2013last_img read more

UK: Chancellor of the Exchequer Tours London Container Terminal

first_imgThe Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, recently welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, to open the new Tilbury Training Academy where students are learning the vital skills they need to be part of the workforce of the future.The Chancellor was also taken on a tour of operations at the port and to see the outcome of the multimillion pound investment at London Container Terminal, one of the UK’s largest container terminals, which together with the rest of the port handled one million standard size containers (TEUs) in 2013.Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: “Creating jobs and getting people into employment are central to building a stronger, more competitive economy. Government action is creating long-term training and career opportunities for hard-working people, and it is at places like the Tilbury Training Academy that young people will develop the skills they need to enter the workforce.”[mappress]Press Release, April 10, 2014last_img read more

What you think of the RICS fee increase

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Boat and over half a million US dollars seized by police

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Two adult males have been detained by the police as a result of an anti-drug operation in the north of the island.The men were detained when the Drug Squad Unit of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force led a “successful” drug operation on the Pointe Round Beach in Portsmouth on Wednesday 29 June 2016, Police Public Relations Officer, Pellam Jno Baptiste has indicated. “The operation led to the seizure of one open keel boat registration number J7131MMHT and seven hundred and ninety-two thousand, five hundred and sixty US dollars,” the report adds.The two adult males were detained in relation to this seizure as police investigations are ongoing. 1560 Views   4 comments Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Boat and over half a million US dollars seized by police by: Dominica Vibes News – July 1, 2016 Share Sharelast_img read more

Mother-Daughter duo spearhead fundraising for Dominica in Oregon

first_img Share Hurricane MariaLocalNewsRelief Mother-Daughter duo spearhead fundraising for Dominica in Oregon by: Dominica Vibes News – December 21, 2017 300 Views   one comment Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Senja Schwoeffermann and her mother Mary Cuffy- SchwoeffermannFourteen year old Senja Schwoeffermann and her mom Mary Cuffy- Schwoeffermann teamed up with friends in Portland, Oregon to bring some aid to Dominicans. Telling their story to Dominica Vibes on Thursday 21 December 2017, Senja explained that the pair had planned on visiting Dominica in October. “Then we heard about Hurricane Maria so my mom and I made hats to raise funds and then my friends and I put up posters around our school and we collected canned foods,” she said. It was not long before her sister’s sorority sister joined collecting a box of Nike shoes. Other donations led to the collection of a suitcase of clothes. Arriving on the island the teen who attends the Sellwood Middle School said, “We started to hand them out to different communities and we met different children who needed clothes and different necessities and I was very glad to meet the children and get to know more about their school, St. Luke’s Primary School.”The mother daughter team were able to raise five thousand dollars through the sale of their knitted hats enabling them to make a cash donation to the St. Luke’s Primary School which was chosen because her mother did a lot of work in Point Michel while working with Save the Children. Asked why she decided to almost single handedly take on the task of raising funds for Dominica she simply said, “I kind of felt bad for people of Dominica so and some of my friends did too so we decided to do a fundraiser and help people in Dominica.”Her mom told Dominica Vibes, “I worked with Save the Children Fund for a number of years and I feel very sad for Dominica and the condition its in right now, but my daughter and I are willing to do our best to see where we can contribute, we are very happy the people of Portland, Oregon are willing to help us.”They also donated booties and hats to the hospital. She said the recipients were very thankful for the help.Senja she said will continue to keep in contact with persons on the island via a pen pal arrangement. Sharelast_img read more

Checkoff programs empower ag business

first_imgWhen it comes to expanding market share, increasing revenue and getting the word out about a great product or commodity, checkoff programs prove there’s strength in numbers.Officially called research and promotion programs, checkoff programs give agricultural producers, importers and other stakeholders in the marketing chain the power to maximize resources while managing risk.advertisementadvertisementThe strategy for increasing or expanding commodity markets takes more cooperation within the industry than competition between individual farms and businesses. Consumers may not know exactly which farm grows or raises their fruit, beef, cotton or lumber, but they will decide what to buy based on knowledge, quality and availability.The consumer’s perspective that there is a general uniformity to some commodities serves as the catalyst for many individual farms and businesses to collaborate on a comprehensive, industry-wide strategy to expand markets.Promoting a commodity as a whole instead of individual businesses means everyone in the industry benefits through increased sales, consumer awareness and higher overall demand.Checkoff programs help make that happen. Completely funded and operated by industry stakeholders, the checkoff programs allow commodity groups to pool resources for advertising campaigns, market research, new product development and consumer education.advertisementThey empower the industry chain to establish their own goals and decide for themselves how to best develop new markets and strengthen current markets for specific commodities. For every $1 spent in a research and promotion program, the return on investment can range as high as $18.The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) oversees the research and promotion programs, which are led by boards of small and large producers, importers and other commodity stakeholders.Board members, nominated by the industry and appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, bring a wealth of diverse perspectives and backgrounds to the programs.Their experience with a variety of operation sizes, production methods, distribution options and marketing strategies all contribute to the common goal of promoting their commodity to more consumers.For example, the dairy industry’s “Got Milk?” campaign, originally developed by the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), has spawned many humorous spin-offs in the 16 years since its launch.The campaign also transcended its original advertising medium with over 75 products including toys, posters and clothing carrying its message. It reinforced “milk” as a household name.advertisementResearch and promotion programs also identify new uses and strategically tap into new markets. Cotton Incorporated began their Cotton. From Blue to Green program in 2006 as part of its work for the Cotton Board.They partnered with an insulation manufacturer to transform used jeans into UltraTouch Denim Insulation.Not only does this program promote the commodity, it also forges community ties and promotes a less traditional use of their product.They even sponsor grants for community buildings and partner with organizations like Habitat for Humanity .Checkoff programs also benefit from unified messaging and cohesive campaigns. Before the National Mango Board was formed, producers and growers competed against each other with varied success.Now members from around the world share institutional knowledge and ideas with a clear focus and purpose.By educating consumers on the nutritional value of mangoes and using guest chefs to inspire new recipes, producers and importers continue to see market growth. Consumers now eat nearly six pounds of mangoes per person annually compared to just two pounds in 2008 when the board first launched.There are currently 19 checkoff programs, representing a wide variety of commodities. From the Fabric of Our Lives (cotton) to the incredible edible egg, research and promotion programs have expanded and created identities for things we use every day, increasing consumer awareness and expanding markets for many U.S. commodities. PDVisit the AMS checkoff site for a list of research and promotion boards administered by AMS at the USDA.—Excerpts from , September 21, 2011last_img read more

Cignal HD, F2 Logistics enter Superliga semis

first_img Ilongga Fiola Ceballos had 25 points laced with 17 digs and eight excellent receptions, while Bacolodnon Patty Kane Orendain added 11 markers only for the Lifesavers. Rachel Anne Daquis top-scored with 14 points on Saturday while Filipino-American setter Alohi Robins-Hardy had an all-around game of 19 excellent sets, 13 points and seven blocks. MANILA – Cignal HD Spikers flaunted its defensive blanket to frustrate Generika-Ayala Lifesavers, 25-15, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22, in the knockout quarterfinals of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. “We had enough preparation for this round andI told them that our fate is in our hands. They really gave everything,” saidHD Spikers head coach Edgar Barroga. “Our two losses to Generika was alsoa factor. It was a challenge for us.” Mylene Paat and Jovelyn Gonzaga added 12 and10 points, respectively. Ilongga Fiola Ceballos of Generika-Ayala Lifesavers tries to score over Guimarasnon Jovelyn Gonzaga of Cignal HD Spikers. PSL PHOTO Paat and Gonzaga delivered the winning points when Cignal squandered a 23-18 lead in the fourth set. The Lifesavers scored five straight unanswered points, trimming it to just one, 23-22. Meanwhile, F2 Logistics Cargo Movers clinched the last semifinals seat after a 25-10, 25-14, 25-17 demolition of Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors. Kalei Mau lifted the Cargo Movers with 17 points./PN The HD Spikers collides with defendingchampions Petron Blaze Spikers in the semifinals on Tuesday.last_img read more

Japan paired with Brazil in Sydney

first_imgSYDNEY – The Japanese men’s soccer team found itself in the same preliminary pool with powerhouse Brazil for a second straight Olympics on Saturday following the soccer competition draw for the Sydney Games in September.Japan will open against South Africa in preliminary Group D in Canberra on Sept. 14, one day before the Games’ opening ceremony, and then face Slovakia on Sept. 17, also at Bruce Stadium in Canberra. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Three days later, on Sept. 20, Japan will take on Brazil, which won the bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics after a stinging 1-0 loss to Japan in the opening match. The match with Brazil will be played at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.The 16-team tourney kicks off on Sept. 13 when host Australia plays Italy at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide.In the other four-team pools in the men’s tourney, defending Olympic champion Nigeria is grouped with host Australia, Italy and Honduras in Pool A.Pool B is comprised of South Korea, Spain, Morocco and Chile, while Pool C will see the United States square off against the Czech Republic, Cameroon and Kuwait in the round-robin preliminaries.In the women’s eight-team tournament, Australia, Germany, Sweden and Brazil were grouped in Pool E while the U.S., defending Olympic and World Cup champions, is grouped with 1996 silver medalist China, bronze medalist Norway and Nigeria. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more