Share On September 26, in the Ross School Gallery, Jennifer Cross, Ross’s Chair of Visual Art, held an “Art@Ross” gallery reception, featuring works in a variety of media, created by current and past Ross Upper School students. Special focus of the show is on award-winning work from LongHouse Reserve’s Student Annual Exhibition.
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The platform supply vessel ‘Blue Protector’ was delivered from Ulstein Verft on 23 September 2013. The vessel is owned by Blue Ship Invest and managed by Atlantic Offshore. The vessel is going to the spot market in the North Sea.‘Blue Protector’ is the final newbuild in a series of six platform supply vessels (PSV) of the PX121 design, and Atlantic Offshore already has the management for two vessels in this series. The latest vessels in the series have been adapted to requirements for work in the Norwegian sector. That includes more power in order to keep position in foul weather at rig, and NOx reduction for the exhaust emissions. In addition, the latest vessels carry the light ice class (ICE-C), to be prepared for work further north.The first platform supply vessel in this series was delivered from Ulstein Verft in 2012. Blue Ship Invest, a wholly-owned company in Ulstein Group, decided at the time to invest in the construction of a series of newly developed medium-sized PSV designs in order to introduce them to the market. Market surveys had shown that the size and capacity would be very attractive for various assignments. All of the previously delivered vessels to Blue Ship Invest have entered into firm contracts in the North Sea, and the interest in this design has been steadily increasing world-wide. So far, ULSTEIN has sold design & equipment packages for eight of these vessels for construction at several yards in south east Asia and China.The vessels of the PX121 design have an optimal combination of fuel-efficiency and deadweight. They have the capacities and performance close to the segment for larger PSVs, but at a cost that provides excellent value-for-money.The vessels’ X-BOW® hull line design offers efficiency over a wide draught range, which is important for PSVs as they frequently operate with varying loads. Moreover, the X-BOW has unique, beneficial qualities in terms of motion and propulsion efficiency in heavy seas. Both the hull and choice of propulsion system make the vessels particularly suited for North Sea and North Atlantic conditions.‘Blue Protector’ has a length of 83.4 metres and a beam of 18 metres, and keeps a maximum speed of approximately 16 knots. She has a load capacity of 4,100 tonnes (dwt), and the 850 square metre cargo deck can carry a deck load of 2,200 tonnes. In addition to tanks for oil, water and drilling fluids, the vessel has four stainless steel tanks for flammable liquids. ‘Blue Protector’ has modern accommodation for 23 persons, is equipped with a dynamic positioning system IMO class II and meets the requirements of DNV’s Clean Design notation.[mappress]Press Release, September 23, 2013
Technip backs out of CGG takeover talks Also, Wood Group PSN’s news on slashing salaries for workers offshore & onshore UK came in as the second most popular piece during the week.According to our statistics, Offshore Energy Today readers also appreciated Shell’s video showing major construction milestones on its giant Prelude FLNG achieved in 2014, followed by articles on Repsol’s takeover of Talisman, Transocean’s decision to scrap old floaters, and Technip dropping a takeover bid for CGG after failed negotiations. Transocean drops seven rigs Wood Group to snip and freeze workers’ salaries (UK) A story on Halliburton’s decision to cut workforce amid tough market conditions was the most read during the week December 15 – 21, 2014. Repsol in $8.3B Talisman takeover Halliburton slashes 1000 jobs VIDEO: Shell’s Prelude – Around the world Offshore Energy Today Staff
LNG World News Staff South Korean ministry of trade, industry and energy (MOTIE) on Wednesday revealed retail natural gas rates will be cut by an average of 9.5 percent starting March 1. The reduction comes about as costs of liquefied natural gas imports have dropped recently, and, city gas rates could be further reduced should LNG import costs continue falling, Platts reports.South Korea already cut the gas rates by 9 percent in January this year, however, it had no effect on country’s LNG demand that keeps dropping, despite a slight rise in Kogas’ sales during the month of January.The state-run company saw the first increase of LNG sales in five months since August, rising 3.5 percent 4.17 million mt, compared to the same month in 2015.In total, Kogas, 2015 LNG sales reached 31.46 million mt dropping 10.6 percent compared to 2014.
The Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) has voted to join the Law Society’s new Women Lawyers Division (WLD) in order to give women solicitors a ‘stronger, louder and unified voice’, it emerged this week. The vote, held on Monday evening at Chancery Lane, followed two years of consultation to establish a working model that best meets the needs of all women in the legal profession. Regional AWS groups will remain independent of the national body, while their members will automatically become members of the WLD. AWS national chair Joy Van-Cooten said: ‘With the introduction of the alternative business structures and unprecedented numbers of women entering and working in the legal profession, the fusion of the AWS and the Law Society’s WLD is in the best interests of women solicitors. ‘We at the AWS will embrace this development in our history and feel that working with the WLD will give women solicitors a stronger, louder and unified voice.’ Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff said: ‘Women represent almost half of all solicitors – and that proportion is increasing. The new WLD will provide a forum for all female members to champion and tackle issues of interest to them. ‘We aim for it to provide women solicitors with a powerful voice inside and outside the Society and to draw from the experience of AWS in designing the offer to these targeted members. ‘Members of the division will benefit from a comprehensive programme of events, opinions from industry experts, news articles, interviews, tailored training and other services. The division will be consulted in the Society’s policy development work and in the origination and design of products and services for members.’ AWS Law Society council member Sarah Austin said: ‘The AWS’s invaluable history and experience will be incorporated into the new division, as a continuation of the AWS’s 90-year legacy. I also hope that our current members will continue to contribute to the vital issues affecting women solicitors, both at a national and local level.’ The AWS was established in 1923 following the admission of Carrie Morrison, the first woman solicitor to be admitted to the roll. Since then it has grown to a membership of over 18,000. To find out more go to the Law Society site.
Promises to clamp down on tax avoidance are expected to feature in Wednesday’s budget statement following the latest leak of data from an offshore finance centre.The chancellor may also extend rules clamping down on avoidance by ‘off-payroll’ workers.Paul Falvey, tax partner at accountancy and business advisory firm BDO, said that in the last budget the chancellor announced rules requiring the public sector to deduct income tax and national insurance from payments to contractors.‘We now expect the rules to be extended to cover private sector organisations as an anti-avoidance measure,’ he said. This would correct an imbalance in employment tax legislation and avoid a brain-drain from the public sector, he added.The political row over the so-called ‘Paradise papers’ disclosures heated up last week when Dame Margaret Hodge MP, former chair of the public accounts committee, claimed in parliament that the law firm at the centre of the storm had ignored repeated criticism from regulatory bodies and failed to change its procedures.Hodge claimed the Paradise papers reveal that UK regulators had talked of ‘persistent failures and deficiencies’ at the firm, Appleby, and that it had been criticised 12 times in 10 years.She said the reports also talked of a ‘highly significant weakness in the adequacy of the organisation’s controls’. Appleby denies any wrongdoing.
Share Share Tweet Share Tarrus Riley at the post performance press conference. Photograph shot by 365 MMPTarrus Riley a Jamaican reggae artiste has encouraged his colleagues in the music industry to produce positive lyrics which can uplift their listeners.He performed before a huge crowd during the second night of the World Creole Music Festival in Dominica on October 27, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.“Me love it” he said of his first performance at the festival, which was very well received by the audience.He told a post performance press conference that he focuses on producing positive music which people can relate to.“A lot of artistes speak about the things that they know about, but why I think it’s critical to make music thought-provoking at least and positive and talk about issues, is because after people sing the melodies, the lyrics remain”.However, he acknowledged that every artiste cannot produce the same music or behave the same way.Tarrus Riley interacting with his saxophonist, Dean Fraiser durng his performance at the festival. Photograph shot by 365 MMP“I’m particularly aware of the words that I use but I can’t tell every artiste to sing like me because variety is the spice of life”.He explained that different moods create different music this is why he sings on a variety of subjects.“I give the love songs, I give you songs about Africa, I give you songs about defending yourself, different kinds of songs”.“How we walk in life and the things that we say, and our experiences and our relationships and the things that we read….is what inspire songs”. The artiste also called on men to show greater appreciation for women and refrain from violent behaviors.“I would tell the man them is wo-man, so woman is us and we are part of woman also so live in love”.When asked for his take on domestic violence he said, “I don’t think there is anything domestic about violence; violence is just unnecessary”.Riley further stated that people should listen to their conscience, “because when people do things wrong they talk within their self, they cannot sleep, I don’t have to tell you, you do something wrong, you know that”. Dominica Vibes News EntertainmentLocalNews Jamaican reggae artiste encourages positive lyrics by: – October 29, 2012 37 Views no discussions Sharing is caring!
Honorable Minister for Health and Wellness, Dr. Irving McIntyre 278 Views no discussions Share As the Ministry of Health works to safeguard Dominica against the highly-contagious coronavirus, travel restrictions have been placed on people travelling between Dominica and China.This was announced by Honorable Minister for Health and Wellness, Dr. Irvin McIntyre.The virus was detected in Wuhan, China which remains the epicenter.As confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO), cases diagnosed out of China are of persons who contracted the virus while in China.Dr. McIntyre said Wednesday, “There is also a high presence of Chinese immigrant workers who travel back and forth from Dominica to China. However, the Ministry is in contact with the International community (WHO,PAHO,CARPHA,CDC) to keep abreast of the situation,” he assured.The Minister continued, “We are in constant contact with the embassy officials here, yes they will be staying here, they won’t be travelling back to China to have to come back. So that’s not an issue of Chinese workers coming in and going back.”Dr. McIntyre also asserted that the risk of the Caribbean region being affected by the coronavirus is presently at medium to low. Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! CoronavirusInternationalLifestyleLocalNews Travel Restrictions Placed on Dominica/China Travel by: – January 30, 2020
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