Aker solutions to supply umbilicals for Dalma gas project in UAE

first_imgThe umbilical system is expected to provide power supply, communication services and chemical injection fluids, and connect the subsea equipment to three new wellhead platforms Image: Aker is planning to start the delivery immediately and complete in the first quarter 2021. Photo: Courtesy of Aker Solutions. Norwegian energy services provider Aker Solutions has secured an order from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to supply subsea umbilicals for the Dalma gas development project located offshore UAE in the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf.Aker Solutions chief executive officer Luis Araujo said: “This is the first subsea umbilical award by ADNOC in the UAE and the first subsea award for Aker Solutions in the Persian Gulf. We are very pleased with the opportunity to further develop our relationship with ADNOC and to demonstrate our umbilical capabilities in the region.”Aker will supply four steel tube umbilicals for the Dalma Gas ProjectThe scope of the contract, valued approximately NOK700m (£64m), includes four steel tube umbilicals for more than 100kms.The umbilical system is expected to provide power supply, communication services and chemical injection fluids, and connect the subsea equipment to three new wellhead platforms, linking the topside equipment located on the offshore control platform to equipment located onshore.Aker is planning to use its Alabama facility in the US for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of the umbilical system. The work is expected to start up immediately and is completed in the first quarter of 2021.In March 2019, Aker secured a master contract to support the delivery of a subsea compression system for the Chevron Australia-operated Jansz-Io field offshore Australia.As part of the first service order under the master contract, Aker would provide the front-end engineering and design of a subsea compression station to boost the recovery of gas from the field.In addition, the FEED scope covers an unmanned power and control floater, along with the overall field system engineering services.The field control station is expected to distribute onshore power to the subsea compression station, and the gas compression system would boost recovery of gas more cost-effectively and with a smaller environmental footprint than a conventional semi-submersible compressor solution.last_img read more


first_imgDear Friend,If you have ever hit a pothole, you know it can lead to a costly repair. In fact, the average Hoosier driver spends nearly $500 extra each year in car repairs due to the poor condition of our roads.At the Statehouse, I’m working on your behalf to ensure we fix our roads and plan for the future by passing a comprehensive, sustainable and long-term road funding solution.If you agree it’s time to improve Indiana’s roads, you are invited to participate in our Indiana House Republican photo contest by sharing your story and images of the worst potholes in your neighborhood. Just post a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use #IndianaPotholes.[Click here to tweet now about the photo contest.]The winning photo will be highlighted in the Indiana House Chamber upon final passage of House Bill 1002, our long-term road funding plan.Thank you for sharing your story, State Rep. Wendy McNamara FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Valentin resigns from Jersey City school board

first_img ×Angel Valentin said he would step down from the Jersey Board of Education on Aug. 1. JERSEY CITY – In a July 20 letter, Trustee Angel L. Valentin announced he will resign from the Jersey City Board of Education effective Aug. 1, “due to ongoing health issues.”The board is expected to name a replacement at a special meeting on July 31. A special election to fill the one year remaining in Valentin’s term will be held in November. Candidates must file for this seat as well as any other seats in contention by July 30 at 4 p.m.Valentin, a certified social worker, has worked in the Jersey City Employment Training Program, Catholic Community Services, the YWCA of Hudson County, and other organizations. He was elected to the board in 2016. He had previously served on the board from 2002 to 2014.“It has been a pleasure serving the school children of Jersey City Public Schools and with my fellow colleagues as we navigated both the good times and the more challenging ones,” he said in his letter of resignation. “Due to ongoing health issues and attending weekly physical therapy rehabilitation program, it is in the best interest that I step down and allow another citizen to provide a quality service to our children. As I evaluated this school year as a board member I have not been productive as I wanted to be. Another factor is that I will be relocating at the end of the year and this will give the board time to appoint someone.” Angel Valentin said he would step down from the Jersey Board of Education on Aug. 1.last_img read more

Summer School Sustainability Program kicks off

first_img Read Full Story The Summer Sustainability Program at Harvard is in full swing after getting off to a great start last month. Summer Schoolers showed an impressive eagerness to get up close and personal with Harvard sustainability on move-in weekend when nearly 50 people attended the Green Tour of Harvard Yard (see photo).Since the tour, Summer School students have been hard at work on the Summer Sustainability Challenge. The challenge requires students to complete or attend four of six following events and activities: complete the Recyclig Quiz, attend the Farmers’ Market, participate in a Harvard Garden workday, join the Clean Plate Club (a pledge to reduce food waste), host a green study break for their entryway, and facilitate recycling at a professional lacrosse game at Harvard Stadium. Completing the challenge earns the participant a ticket in a raffle for movie tickets and other prizes.“People are getting into it,” said HUDS Food Literacy Project Coordinator and Farmers’ Market Manager Louisa Denison, “I had a number of students stop by in the couple weeks already.”The FAS Green Program is rounding out the summer program with a couple study breaks in Annenberg and promoting the Garden’s weekly movie screening. For more information about Garden events, check out the Garden Blog.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel Confused With Caitlyn Jenner & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Menzel Confused With JennerBoth are beautiful inside and out, but our jaws dropped with this particular mix-up. Broadway supernova Idina Menzel, currently thrilling audiences on a world tour, was mistaken for Caitlyn Jenner on an entertainment industry database. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Studio System used a pic of Menzel instead of Jenner on Jenner’s new page. Jessica Lange we could almost have understood, but Menzel? Is John Travolta now working for them or something? A Studio System spokesperson said: “We are reviewing our quality control process to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”Colman Domingo Set for Fear The Walking DeadBroadway alum Colman Domingo has been tapped for a recurring role on AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead, Deadline reports. The show has been picked up for two seasons and is a companion series to The Walking Dead. Domingo was last seen on Broadway in The Scottsboro Boys.Another Award for An American in Paris’S Wonderful for a very talented ensemble! After picking up four trophies at the Tonys, An American in Paris will receive the ninth annual “ACCA” Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus on June 16. Presented by Equity’s Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA), the Award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Great White Way tuner. The 27 individual recipients of the 2015 ACCA Award—all of whom were part of the An American in Paris chorus on the musical’s April 12 Broadway opening night—are Caitlin Abraham, Will Burton, Attila Joey Csiki, Michael Cusumano, Taeler Cyrus, Ashlee Dupré, Rebecca Eichenberger, Sara Esty, Laura Feig, Jennie Ford, Kurt Froman, Heather Lang, Dustin Layton, Nathan Madden, Gia Mongell, Candy Olsen, Rebecca Riker, Adam Rogers, Sam Rogers, Shannon Rugani, Garen Scribner, Sam Strasfeld, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Allison Walsh, Scott Willis and Victor J. Wisehart.Watch Kelli O’Hara Do the Worm! Have we mentioned lately how much we love TONY WINNER Kelli O’Hara? That would be TONY WINNER O Hara, not nominee, oh no. Check out below The King and I star doing the worm, as she told Broadway.com she could, in celebration of her TONY WIN. So this had to happen tonight. Couldn’t do it wearing Oscar de la Renta. Ladies and gents. The worm. W/thanks. pic.twitter.com/XAFHktX40U— Kelli O’Hara (@kelliohara) June 10, 2015 Idina Menzel View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

Nervous Energy

first_imgBig wave, tiny boat. Photo: Bryan KirkAs a kayaker, this time of year is always a hopeful one.  Winter is about to release its grip on the frozen water, and the rivers will soon begin their rise for the spring.  I am planning out my year, and there is one recently added event to my schedule that spikes my heart rate whenever I think of it.Ever since the inaugural Whitewater Grand Prix last year, of which I was fortunate to be a competitor in, the sport has shifted in a pretty incredible direction.  Now more than ever, the events are truly showcasing the very pinnacle of what is possible in a kayak.That trend will continue this year, with another Grand Prix to be held in the first two weeks of December in Chile.  But along the same vein as this competition, a new race has just been announced on the legendary North Fork of the Payette River in Idaho.  It is this event that I cannot get my mind off of, and that is creating all of this nervous energy inside.The North Fork of the Payette is an animal.  15 miles of extremely continuous, high volume, class V whitewater through sharp blast rock.  The run climaxes in a massive rapid known as Jacob’s Ladder, and that is where the race is going to be held.  30 invited paddlers will be announced in March, and the un-invited will have to battle it out for three wildcard spots on another section a few miles downstream.  Those three qualifiers will go up against the world’s best in a giant slalom race through Jake’s and the equally foreboding Golfcourse rapid directly downstream.The entire event will be filmed by Quadrocopters, remote control helicopters that are capable of carrying the most vivid and high definition cameras on the market.  Oh, and did I mention the $10,000+ cash purse?  This event will bring the hungriest, fastest paddlers from all over the planet, and everyone will be fired up from the Teva Mountain Games the week before.But the Mountain Games race cannot be compared to the North Fork race.  The North Fork will be running at 20 times the volume, and will be a ferocious animal that is extremely difficult to survive, much less race through.  Check out this video for some perspective into what I’m talking about…The North Fork Championship – 2012 from The North Fork Championship on Vimeo.If you can’t tell, I’M EXCITED.  I’ve submitted my application and will just have to see what happens.  I hope that everyone has made the most of the winter and is getting fired up for springtime!Good Lines.Chrislast_img read more

Court publicly reprimands Judge Angel

first_img July 1, 2004 Regular News Court publicly reprimands Judge Angel Editor’s Note: Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead has requested that the News begin running the text of the verbal reprimands administered to judges. What follows is the reprimand Chief Justice Anstead administered to Fifth Circuit Judge Carven Angel June 11 at the Supreme Court in Tallahassee. REPRIMAND Judge Carven Angel The first matter on the court’s docket this morning is the public reprimand of Judge Carven Angel. Judge Angel, would you please approach the podium and remain standing?The charges filed against you arise from and relate to your admitted misconduct during your campaign for re-election as a circuit court judge in Marion County, Florida. A stipulation between you and the Investigative Panel of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission was presented to this Court pursuant to article V, section 12 of the Florida Constitution. In that stipulation, you admitted the impropriety of your conduct, which occurred during the course of your 2002 election campaign.these proceedings this morning, we are reminded once again of the necessity that candidates for judicial office must adhere to the very strict requirements imposed upon them by Canon 7 of the Code of Judicial Conduct.Let me briefly review the charges to which you have admitted:1. During the campaign, in violation of §105.071(1) of the Florida Statutes and Canon 7A(1)(d) of the Code of Judicial Conduct, you attended and participated in a regular meeting of the Ocala Republican Women’s Club.2. During the campaign, in violation of §105.071(1) of the Florida Statutes and Canon 7A(1)(d) of the Code of Judicial Conduct, you and members of your family attended and campaigned for your election at a “Salute to Labor” picnic and Democratic candidate rally.3. During the campaign, on or about August 15, 2002, in violation of §105.071(1) of the Florida Statutes and Canon 7A(1)(d) of the Code of Judicial Conduct, you attended and participated in a meeting of the Republican Club of Sumter County.4. During the campaign, on or about August 26, 2002, in violation of §105.071 of the Florida Statutes and Canon 7A(1)(d), 7A(3) and 7C(3) of the Code of Judicial Conduct, your wife attended, with your knowledge, and participated on your behalf in the Lake County Federated Women Republican’s “Meet the Candidate Night.” Your wife assumed your opponent had been invited, but your opponent had not been invited and was not present.5. During the campaign, in violation of §105.071(1) of the Florida Statutes and Canon 7A(1)(d) and 7C(3) of the Code of Judicial Conduct, you attended the “Dennis Baxley Family Picnic,” which was a partisan political gathering to support Republican Dennis Baxley, a candidate for the House of Representatives, to which your opponent was not invited. During the picnic, you spoke asking for the votes of the persons present.6. During the campaign, in violation of §105.071(1) of the Florida Statutes and Canon 7A(1)(d) and 7C(3) of the Code of Judicial Conduct, you attended a Marion County Republican Party forum in Ocala and were recognized as a judicial candidate.7. During the campaign, in violation of §105.071(3) of the Florida Statutes and Canon 7C(3) of the Code of Judicial Conduct, when asked about your political party affiliation, you identified yourself as a member of a partisan political party and thus held yourself out as a member of a partisan political party.Each of these incidents may give to the public the appearance that you were part of the partisan activities involved. This, of course, is prohibited by Canon 7 of the Code of Judicial Ethics.Unfortunately, members of the public in attendance at the partisan political events I have just listed could reasonably conclude that the judicial candidate in attendance stood for the same partisan political views espoused by the partisan political candidates in attendance. That, of course, is the risk I spoke of and, unfortunately, you, Judge Angel, permitted that to happen. What are those citizens to think when they later view that judicial candidate on the bench?Every judicial election presents both a great opportunity and a great risk. Those elections present us with a great opportunity to educate our citizens about the proper role and responsibility of the Third Branch — and especially the role and responsibilities of the individual judges who serve that branch and that all judicial candidates in Florida will honor those responsibilities. Of course, absolute impartiality and freedom from partisan influences are the most important of these responsibilities.At the same time, however, judicial elections present a great risk — a risk that the public will be misinformed about the proper role and responsibilities of judges and that because of that misinformation, confidence in our justice system will be undermined or shaken if the public perception is that judges may act in partisan manner — rather than strictly adhere to the Rule of Law.Public confidence in the impartiality and integrity of our judges is absolutely essential to the public’s confidence in our justice system. It is especially important that our citizens understand that judges must be impartial and that the independence of the judiciary is premised on the judge’s pledge of freedom from partisan influences.A judge must also have at all times the respect and confidence of all of those who are affected by the judge’s actions. The judge must provide the same impartial forum to a citizen accused of the worst crime or the CEO of the world’s richest corporation. Each case must be decided on the law and the particular facts presented. The fostering and guarding of this respect and confidence, which is so fundamental to a judge’s role, must also be a part of the selection process in elections. As I have already noted, it is often in elections that the people of the community develop knowledge and opinions concerning their judges and our justice system. Hence, judicial candidates have a special obligation to assure that the system is viewed as impartial and free of partisanship. The system will be judged and evaluated on the conduct of the judicial candidates, whether they be lawyers or incumbent judges.It cannot be emphasized enough, that a candidate for judicial office is in a unique position to inform the public about the Rule of Law and the special role our justice system and judges play in resolving our citizens’ and our society’s problems. Judicial elections are often the only opportunity citizens have to learn about these important principles and judicial candidates have a special obligation to see that these principles are articulated and honored. The responsibility of the judicial candidate to educate the public about the unique role of the Third Branch is especially important because virtually all of the elections for positions in the other two branches are conducted on a partisan basis.I cannot complete this reprimand without expressly noting two things that mitigate the sanction we are now imposing — first, that you have candidly admitted the conduct alleged by the Commission, and, secondly, that while your campaign appearances have properly been found to have violated the spirit and words of Canon 7, there has been no claim asserted that you have made blatant claims of partisanship such as we have unfortunately seen in other recent cases before the Court.Nevertheless, we commend those that serve on the Judicial Qualifications Commission for adopting a zero tolerance policy in guarding against the intrusion of partisan politics into the judicial selection process. Such an intrusion constitutes a serious threat to the concepts of neutrality and impartiality which form the twin pillars of any house of justice.Above all, we must never forget that the Rule of Law is not a conservative or liberal value. It is certainly not a Republican or Democratic value. Rather, it is an American value — and confidence in that Rule of Law rests entirely, at any given point in time, on the character and integrity of the individual American judge and the judge’s absolute commitment to fairness and impartiality.We must jealously guard this Rule of Law and not allow it to be undermined or used as a pawn in the partisan rhetoric that often marks the highly partisan political campaigns involving the other two branches of government. Judicial candidates are bound to know that their fundamental obligation is to be impartial and nonpartisan. They must not allow their actions during a judicial campaign to cause the public to think otherwise.Judge Angel, you must never forget that our justice system is judged every day by what judges and judicial candidates do and say. Please accept this reprimand in the spirit it is intended and go and henceforth make us proud of your conduct on and off the bench as a representative of Florida’s fine judiciary.Judge Angel, your public reprimand is now concluded and you may leave. Court publicly reprimands Judge Angellast_img read more

Marketing: Beyond the balloons and yee-haw

first_imgMany CEOs and CFOs are frustrated with their marketing team. “It’s all about balloons, yee-haw, and ice cream socials. Where’s the ROI?” The answer to their question is that it’s nowhere to be found. An effective marketer dives beyond pretty design and fun ideas. So what DOES it take to be an effective marketer?Sure, it helps to have a strong grasp of analytics and technology these days (you know, everything included in that buzzword BIG DATA, which we’ll cover below). But to be a truly effective marketer, you must bring a business mindset to the table. Marketing must play a critical role in growth initiatives and accomplishing overall organizational goals. Effective marketers also represent the member/customer at the leadership table and let their voices be heard while decisions are being made. And that’s according to the people who should know best: top marketers from some of the largest for-profit companies who participated in the latest CMO survey from Duke University.There were 3 traits that were grouped at the top in terms of the number of first-place votes: continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Estate of things to come

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WHO urges ‘extreme vigilance’ as countries exit lockdown

first_imgWHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan meanwhile hailed the gradual lifting of the lockdowns as a sign of “hope”.But he cautioned that “extreme vigilance is required.”More than 280,000 people have died out of the more than four million known COVID-19 infections worldwide.And while the drastic measures implemented by many countries have allowed them to get a tentative handle on the virus, there are widespread fears that there could be fresh waves of intense transmission. Ryan urged countries to boost their public health responses, ensuring they can identify fresh cases, and trace and isolate all contacts, which he said could help “avoid a major second wave”.But he warned that while “many countries have made very systematic investments in building up their public health capacities during the lockdowns, others have not.” Topics : No ‘herd immunity'”If disease persists in countries at a low level without the capacity to investigate clusters, identify clusters, there is always the risk that the disease will take off again,” he said.Without naming names, Ryan decried that some countries were choosing to “drive through this blind” by not dramatically ramping up their capacity to test and trace cases while they have the chance.The WHO warned against the notion in some countries that even if they do not take the measures needed to halt the spread of the virus, their populations will quickly build so-called “herd immunity”.”Early serological studies reflect that a relatively low percentage of the population has antibodies to COVID-19,” Tedros said, pointing out that this means “most of the population is still susceptible to the virus”.More than 90 so-called serological studies, which reveal the presence of antibodies in the blood to determine whether a person has had a past infection, were being conducted in several countries.The WHO’s COVID-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove said that while the UN agency has not yet been able to critically evaluate the studies, initial data released showed that between one and 10 percent of people had antibodies.”There seems to be a consistent pattern so far that a low proportion of people have these antibodies,” she said.Ryan agreed, saying the early results belied the widely-held assumption that most cases of the virus were mild and going undetected.Preliminary results were “showing the opposite… that the proportion of people with significant clinical illness is actually a higher proportion” than previously thought, he said, stressing that “this is a serious disease”.”This idea that maybe countries that have lax measures… will all of a sudden magically reach some herd immunity, and so what if we lose a few old people along the way… is a really dangerous, dangerous calculation,” he said. The World Health Organization on Monday hailed dwindling COVID-19 infection rates and deaths in some countries, but called on nations to show “extreme vigilance” as they begin loosening their restrictions.Swathes of Europe began the long process of reopening from coronavirus lockdowns on Monday, with officials in countries like France and Spain emboldened by declining death rates.”The good news is that there has been a great deal of success in slowing the virus and ultimately saving lives,” WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing.last_img read more