James Fisher Ocean Team Wraps Up South China Sea Project for COOEC Subsea

first_imgJames Fisher Ocean Team (JFOT) has completed its first excavation for COOEC Subsea in the South China Sea.The project, undertaken in Zhujiangkou Basin, 170km southwest of Hong Kong, was for post-lay trenching of 7km of subsea cable as part of the oil field’s joint development.Fu Wenzhi, technical manager of COOEC Subsea, said: “We have established the trust in the technology and personnel from JFSE over the years who have once again executed the project within time and budget. Now that the equipment as well as operational and logistical support are based locally in Shenzhen, we are looking forward to further opportunities to work together.”JFOT has two excavation spreads, the Twin R2000 and T8000, positioned permanently in China to support clients in the country’s oil & gas and offshore wind sectors.Sue Sun, operations director of JFOT said: “We are delighted that COOEC Subsea are once again pleased by the results of the fleet which is being managed with a real regional focus locally for the Chinese market.”The subsea excavation equipment services a number of sectors and applications including pipeline and cable trenching, deburial, rock dump dispersal and seabed clearance and preparations.last_img read more

Highlights of the Week

first_imgTwo Damen Cutter Suction Dredgers Shipped to MexicoDamen Shipyards recently delivered two new dredgers to the Mexican Navy, among which is the cutter suction dredger (CSD) 650 ARM Laguna Morelos (ADR-19). Image source: DamenDredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (February 3-9, 2020). Following the Completion of Berdyansk Gig Dredger Meotida Returns to MariupolThe Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) has just announced that the hopper dredger Meotida of their Delta-pilot branch has successfully completed its work on the section of the Berdyansk seaport approach channel, after which the vessel was relocated to Mariupol. DCI Wins Mumbai Dredging ContractDredging Corporation of India Ltd (DCI) has won a Naval Dockyard’s (Mumbai) contract for dredging work at the naval sites in Mumbai area.center_img Crucial Need to Widen the Houston Ship ChannelPort Houston Chairman Ric Campo has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means – Subcommittee on Trade, concerning “Trade Infrastructure for Global Competitiveness”. JV Including DEME Wins Kiel Canal ContractDEME has won a contract as part of a joint venture for the widening of the Kiel Canal in Germany.last_img read more

Sex education may add to 5-year-olds’ confusion

first_imgStuff.co.nz 25 November 2013Five North Island schools are now bravely rolling out a sex education policy apparently tailor-made to be absorbed by ankle-biters as young as 5 years old.In a TV news item, teacher and sexuality educator Kathryn Heape beamingly told a reporter about the policy and how they: “Talk about how the baby grows in the uterus, and talk about how it’s the penis’ job to deliver the sperm to the egg through the vagina”.Good grief, if that isn’t hard enough to comprehend for a 5-year-old, the notion that the penis actually has a job to perform, to, as it were, put on a suit and tie and march off to work to impregnate an eagerly awaiting egg, is both grand and comic.The children are also shown what a condom looks like, which infers the nippers are also told that the penis’ job of impregnating an egg is completely redundant most of the time, that the penis is for most of its life a work-shy ergophobe who goes to extraordinary lengths to shirk the job description of a sperm egg collision while still enjoying the fringe benefits of horsing around in the happy hunting grounds of the vagina.Why a child of such a very young age has to become acquainted with a condom beats me. I tend to agree with the sobbing mother also interviewed in the same TV item who, along with other parents at her children’s school, successfully campaigned against the policy’s introduction. The notion of protection with a capital P seems to have been hijacked by earnest sex educators trying to prevent worst-case scenarios at the cost of a childhood, which by its definition should be allowed a period of grace before signs of biology kick in.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/9438637/Sex-education-may-add-to-5-year-olds-confusionlast_img read more

Resilient Fruits Festival added to World Rivers Day celebration

first_img Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Resilient Fruits Festival added to World Rivers Day celebration by: – May 11, 2018 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 275 Views   no discussions Fr Franklyn Cuffy (file photo)News Release {-May 9 2018} –As Catholics observe the third Anniversary of Pope Francis Encyclical “Laudato Si” – care of our common home (Earth) is our responsibility, on 24 May, 2018. Here in Dominica plans are well on the way for the next World Rivers Day.Resilient Fruits Festival will now be one of the major attractions of the 13 Anniversary of World Rivers Day, carded for the last Sunday of September (30), 2018. As designated by the United Nations.Spearheading this Anniversary is The Dominica World Rivers Day Committee, in partnership with the Healthy Islanders, The Discover Dominica, DHTA, City Council, DOWASCO, Forestry Division, The Dominica Fire and Ambulance Division, the Signman, among others.Donmnitjen Fo Roseau River Endurance Competition will be the focus.The day’s event will be begin with a Church celebration at 9:00 am at the Cathedral Chapel, followed with parade of uniform groups to the Roseau Market, where breakfast will be available.A Hula Hoop Endurance competition will also be an attraction for the Youth. And will be coordination by the Girl Guides Movement.In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria this year’s theme is: No Forest, No Water, No RIVER, No Food, No Life!last_img read more

West Ham axe manager Pellegrini after Leicester defeat

first_img “Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold, along with the Board and everyone at West Ham United, would like to place on record their thanks to Manuel for his service over the past 18 months.” Read Also: EPL: Calvert-Lewin brace hands Everton win at Newcastle Mr Sullivan said: “It is with great disappointment that we’ve had to make this decision. Manuel is a gentleman and it has been a real pleasure to work with someone of his calibre. “However, it has become clear that that a change is required to get the Club back on track in line with our ambitions this season. We felt it was necessary to act now in order to give the new manager as much time as possible to try and achieve that goal.” David Moyes is the early front-runner with the bookies to return to the Hammers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 West Ham United have sacked manager Manuel Pellegrini after their home defeat to Leicester . The Hammers went down 2-1 at the London Stadium to a Foxes side who made nine changes from the side that lost 4-0 at Liverpool on Boxing Day. Manuel Pellegrini has been sacked as West Ham United manager The result saw West Ham equal their club record run of four successive home defeats in the Premier League having also lost out to Arsenal , Tottenham and Newcastle in recent weeks. It leaves them 17th in the Premier League table with just one win in five and hovering just a point off the relegation zone. It was enough to prompt club bosses to part with former Premier League title winner Pellegrini after 19 months at the helm. A club statement read: “West Ham United can confirm that Manuel Pellegrini has left the Club with immediate effect.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

Wildcats Tame Tigers In CC

first_imgFranklin County High School Girls Varsity Cross Country beat Lawrenceburg High School 25-30.Although the Lawrenceburg course, combined with the warm temperatures was grueling for some of the Lady Wildcats, they persevered to win against Lawrenceburg. Junior, Lauren Kelley, won the race with a time of 22:21. Senior, Katelyn Meyer, placed 3rd with a time of 24:35. Junior, Josie Selm, had a time of 27:26 and finished in 5th place. Sophomore, Katherine Apsley, came in with a 7th place finish, and Sophomore, Emma Cabezuelo finished 9th with a time of 29:15. The lady cross country runners are hoping to keep the momentum going and keep running stronger and stronger.Franklin County High School Boys Varsity Cross Country beat Lawrenceburg High School 18-43.The Wildcat Boys Cross Country team took 4 of the top 5 spots on the difficult Lawrenceburg course. Junior, Drew Grant, led the Wildcats to the win with his 19:53 first-place finish. Sophomore, Ben Maze, was right behind him with a time of 19:56. Both runners led the race from start to finish. Freshman, Hunter Marshall, finished in 4th place with a time of 21:13. Senior, Harvey Marshall, was 5th, just five seconds behind at 21:18. Senior, Kyle Seibert, is continuing to run strong, with his 21:32 6th place finish. The Wildcats performed well in this challenging race.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.last_img read more

Women’s basketball overcomes “bumps and bruises” to defeat DePaul

first_img Related Stories As seniors lead freshmen, underclassmen return favorGallery: Syracuse beats DePaul 84-80 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse women’s basketball puts down DePaul 84-8o Tuesday. The Orange hopes to take the momentum into their match-up with No. 3 UConn and continue to stay healthy into the weekend. Commentscenter_img Published on January 16, 2013 at 1:04 amlast_img

Alumna creates video to urge action on homelessness

first_imgNine months pregnant, filmmaker and USC alumna Rachel Fleischer didn’t think that she would be doing so much work during her third trimester. “I think my unborn baby is giving me a lot of inspiration to do more good in the world,” Fleischer said. The good that Fleischer described has to do with her recent work directing a public service announcement supporting Proposition HHH, a bill on the Nov. 8 ballot that aims to end homelessness in Los Angeles.Proposition HHH would provide $1.2 billion to build safe and clean housing in the city and would implement mental health and drug addiction treatment for homeless residents. Fleischer said she did not hear about this proposition until she was invited to speak at a panel on homelessness. “When I heard about it, I came to learn more about what it offered, and how it could help the homeless community,” Fleischer said. “Then I wondered, ‘If I’m a 35-year-old woman and I haven’t heard of it, then my friends definitely haven’t heard of it.’ So I decided to put together a short film.” The one-minute film, which was uploaded to YouTube, features several actors and actresses speaking about the importance of supporting Proposition HHH. One of the actors, Ty White, joined the initiative because of his feeling of personal connection to the issue of homelessness.“It was close to the heart — I have friends and family who have been there,” White said. “Times are hard and life gets hard; and what Rachel did resonates with me because there are people who don’t have friends to help them out when life gets hard.”Actress Madeline Zima said that her friendship with Fleischer was the reason she heard about the project, but that her personal desire to help end homelessness drove her to contribute. “I believe homelessness could happen to anyone,” Zima said. “Many people were just like you and me and had a stroke of bad luck that they just couldn’t turn around. Everyone deserves a second chance at a satisfying life.”Fleischer said she didn’t start out as a documentarian of homelessness — before this PSA, she shot a short film and had made music videos and commercial segments. Instead, she sees herself as a storyteller foremost, and an activist afterwards. “I’m doing a lot of different things as a filmmaker,” Fleischer said. “I tend to not put myself in a box, but rather use my abilities as a filmmaker to satisfy my own impulses but to also bring awareness through my storytelling. What drives me is really the storytelling and helping make an impact.”However, Fleischer said the Proposition HHH PSA is not her first or last experience with tackling homelessness in her work. In 2011, she released a film called Without a Home, which took five years to make. And in the future, Fleischer plans to release several short video segments of actors and actresses voicing their own personal takes on and experiences with homelessness. “I know that homelessness will be an issue that will always touch my heart and drive me to take action,” Fleischer said. “And one way I can do that is filmmaking and storytelling.”last_img read more

Gallardo’s two-hitter gives Brewers first win

first_imgMILWAUKEE – Yovani Gallardo needed little help to give new Brewers manager Ron Roenicke his first win.The 25-year-old right-hander threw a two-hitter and scored the only run as the Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Tuesday night to snap Milwaukee’s four-game losing streak to begin the season.“I’m amazed,” Roenicke said. “Knowing when to throw offspeed pitches, knowing when to elevate in the zone, he’s got a great feel for it, a great athlete. He’s going to help himself win other ball games with the bat and with his fielding.“He’s a special guy.”Gallardo (1-0) walked two and struck out two for the third shutout of his career. Two of the base runners were erased by double plays and no Braves runner reached second.“We have a great team here. We have a great ball team, it was just a matter of turning things around,” Gallardo said. “We’re all very excited we did it here very soon and hopefully there’s a lot more wins to come.”It was the best start by a Brewers starter since CC Sabathia threw a one-hitter in Pittsburgh on Aug. 31, 2008. Juan Nieves has the only no-hitter in franchise history in 1987.Braves starter Derek Lowe (1-1) also had a strong performance, allowing a run-scoring single to Ryan Braun in six innings of work.“He gets all the credit,” Lowe said of Gallardo. “He gets a hit, he scores a run, throws a shutout. That’s a pretty good day.”Roenicke is the last of a dozen new major league skippers to pick up his first win this season.“It was difficult,” said Roenicke, who got showered with beer by his players while Gallardo was back in the training room. “You sit back and you watch things happen when you don’t add on the runs that you think you’re going to add on and sometimes you wonder what the outcome’s going to be.”Gallardo, who signed a long-term contract extension last season to be Milwaukee’s ace, had two shutouts last season.This one was important for a team that’s chocked full of optimism, but stumbled out of the gate, getting swept by NL Central rival Cincinnati and losing the first game of this series.Milwaukee’s offense continues to sputter with just 13 runs in the first five games and ran itself into two outs at the plate in the eighth when Gallardo could’ve used an insurance run.First, reliever Eric O’Flaherty forced Prince Fielder into a grounder, and second baseman Dan Uggla threw out Nyjer Morgan by a step. Then, left fielder Martin Prado fired a strike to catcher Brian McCann to get Braun trying to score from second after Casey McGehee’s soft liner to left off reliever Scott Linebrink.The crowd of 24,117 booed after Carlos Gomez popped out foul to end the inning. In between, Gallardo sat focused in the dugout while Roenicke and pitching coach Rick Kranitz debated whether to send him out for the ninth after throwing 98 pitches through eight.“Honestly, I was going to go out there no matter what,” Gallardo said. “I wasn’t going to let them take me out of the game.”Gallardo struck out Eric Hinske, forced pinch hitter Freddie Freeman to ground out to Fielder at first and got Prado to hit a grounder to shortstop Craig Counsell to end it on his 111th pitch.“He’s been dominant since day one of spring training. I feel like he’s come in with just a different focus, a different intensity level,” Braun said. “It’s special to watch when he’s throwing the ball that well.”Lowe went six innings and struck out seven, but allowed Braun’s RBI single in the third. Gallardo singled off Lowe with one out in the inning and after a strike out by Rickie Weeks, Morgan and Braun followed with singles to put Milwaukee up 1-0. It was the first run Lowe allowed this season as his ERA rose to 0.77 in his first two starts.Gallardo was sharp from the start, only giving up a one-out single to Nate McLouth in the first and walks in the fourth and fifth innings. He faced only one over the minimum thanks to two double plays by his defense.Uggla led off the eighth with a single, but with one out, he tried stealing second. Uggla would’ve been safe, but slid past the bag and was tagged out by a scrambling Weeks.“He’s going in there hard,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “He’s not a base stealer, but we had the hit-and-run on and he just overslid the bag a little.”That was Atlanta’s last chance.Game notesIt was Gallardo’s fourth career complete game. … Morgan improved to 17 of 31 against Lowe in his career. … Braves LHP Mike Minor was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett and will start Wednesday night’s game. He was 3-2 with a 5.98 ERA in nine appearances (eight starts) last season. … Braves RHP Jair Jurrjens (right oblique strain) will throw a simulated game at Gwinnett on Wednesday.last_img read more

Another gold for swimmer Alia Atkinson

first_imgJamaica’s top swimmer Alia Atkinson won her second gold medal in as many days at the Doha Swimming World Cup Series meet in Qatar on Thursday morning, taking the women’s 50m breaststroke event.Atkinson sped to 29.42 seconds touching the wall almost a second in front of Rikke Pedersen of Denmark 30.32 and Austria’s Lena Kreundl 31.24 seconds.Atkinson later completed her campaign in Doha, with a second place finish in the 200m breaststroke in a time of 2 minutes, 26.10 seconds.Danish champion Pedersen won the gold in 2 minutes, 18.66 seconds, while Lisa Zaiser of Austria took the bronze in 2 minutes, 28.55 seconds.Atkinson, who ended the second cluster of the FINA Short Course World Cup with two gold and one silver medal, returns to South Florida Aquatics to resume training for the third cluster which begins in Beijing, China on November 10.On September 30, Atkinson also won a gold medal at the 2017 FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup in Hong Kong. She won  the women’s 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04:09, ahead of  second-place winner Rikke Pederson of Denmark and third-place winner Kierra Smith of Canada.Alia Atkinson, 29, is a multi-Olympian and breaststroke specialist. She Atkinson competed in her first Olympics at just 16 years old and competes in her fourth Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.Atkinson takes her role in Jamaican swimming very seriously, and even has a mission statement to her swimming career: “To place Jamaica on the world map of swimming; to agitate for the improvement of the infrastructural support for swimming in Jamaica so as to be able to take it to the next level; and to realize my full potential for myself, my parents, and my country.”last_img read more