Subsea 7 Adds New Vessel

first_imgSubsea 7 has finalised the acquisition of Toisa Pegasus, a multi-purpose offshore construction and dive support vessel. The 2009-built vessel is to be renamed Seven Pegasus and will primarily support Subsea 7’s operations in the North Sea and Asia Pacific.John Evans, chief operating officer, said: “This acquisition reinforces our leading diving capabilities and reflects our strategy to actively manage our fleet composition to meet our client’s requirements and market conditions.”The versatile vessel can perform both heavy and light construction work scopes. Designed and built by IHC, the DP3 vessel features a twin-bell 18-man saturation diving system and benefits from a 400T crane enabling it to support a range of construction projects. Its 1,200m2 back deck provides further scope for a variety of applications.The vessel will undergo a docking and crew familiarisation programme before starting operations in Q2 2019.last_img read more

Several individuals awarded at Tourism Industry Awards Ceremony

first_imgLocalNews Several individuals awarded at Tourism Industry Awards Ceremony by: – May 31, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Chris & Linda owners of Calibishie Lodges receiving their awards this morningSeveral individuals received awards at an awards ceremony at the Fort Young Hotel this morning, bringing the curtains down on a month of activities in observance of Tourism Awareness Month.The awards highlighted the outstanding contribution of several local entities who are directly involved in the Tourism Industry and are as follows; Calibishie Lodges were bestowed the Accomodation of the Year; Mr. Peter Green Tour Guide of the Year; Mr. James Esprit Tourism Taxi Service Provider of the Year; Wrave Ltd (Wacky Rollers) Tour Operator of the Year; Jungle Bay Resort & Spa Responsible Tourism, and the Giraudel/Eggleston Community Gardens & Creole Food Demonstration Tour Coummunity Tourism Development.There were two recognition awards; the Industry Employee Mr. David Thornhill and A Model for Community & Responsible Tourism the Mero Enhancement Committee, the later was sponsored by Depex Color Lab.The Mahaut Primary School and Convent High School  who won the Tourism Youth Congress and Bin Painting Competition respectively were also presented with their prizes.Prizes inlcuded a plaque, gift basket, and gift certificates for dinner for two at the old stone grill and bar valued at $150.00.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share 93 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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Punjab farmers to receive loan waiver by Nov.

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Friday that the State was committed to implementing the farm debt waiver scheme and that each of the 10.25 lakh farmers covered under the scheme would receive the benefit by November. “I appeal to the farmers not to resort to suicide since the government is committed to full implementation of the scheme by November,” he said, after unfurling the national flag at the Republic Day parade in Patiala.last_img

Malaika dazzles in a Rs 6-cr bustier

first_imgMalaika Arora Khan is back in the limelight with her risqu number in the film Dabangg. Cashing in on her re-established item queen tag, she was in the Capital for a fashion show by diamond jewellery brand ORRA at the launch of their flagship store.The glamorous fashion show displayed collections of jewellery crafted by ORRA’s design centers in London, New York, Tokyo, Antwerp and Mumbai. ORRA is a part of Rosyblue – one of the largest diamond manufacturing companies in the world.While Carol Gracias, Indrani Dasgupta, Krishna Somani and other international models showcased the jewellery on the runway, Malaika was the showstopper at the event in a dazzling bustier worth a million euros (approximately Rs ix crore) that was crafted from more than five hundred carats of the finest Belgian diamonds.These multi-million dollar “one of a kind” creations have only been seen on lingerie giant Victoria Secret’s runways sported by supermodels such as Heidi Klum, Marissa Miller, Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio.Unlike her international counterparts, Malaika’s glittering ensemble was in fact not a bra but a bustier that she wore with a sari.She may be adventurous on screen but off it the lass knows how to flaunt her style without overly offending Indian sensibilities.While most of the models wore cocktail gowns that showed off the jewellery, Malaika’s sari hid most of the glittering bustier. The Bollywood siren might have chosen an Indian ensemble to stay true to her current “munni” image.Commenting on the launch, ORRA CEO Vijay Jain, said: “India is now ready for a whole segment of luxury shopping and ORRA’s diamond boutique offers the customers just that.”advertisementlast_img read more

AP Source: Blake Griffin Returning to the Clippers

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) – Blake Griffin was in line to be one of the most pursued players in free agency. That is, until he decided to skip free agency. And his reward for that will be one of the richest contracts in in NBA history.Hours before other teams could officially start trying to woo him away from the Los Angeles Clippers, Griffin agreed to terms on a five-year deal worth approximately $175 million to remain with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be formally announced until at least July 6.Griffin’s deal will be worth about $22 million more than the then-record $153 million contract Memphis guard Mike Conley signed last summer. But the total value of Griffin’s deal will likely be surpassed in this free-agent frenzy, with players like Golden State’s Stephen Curry eligible to get even more.Griffin was planning to meet with other teams this weekend, including Phoenix, but canceled those talks after striking the deal to stay in Los Angeles.Griffin is still only 28, and the Clippers hope that means he’s just entering his prime. And his agreeing to stay with the Clippers ensures that it won’t be a total reset in L.A. next season. His team will however look decidedly different, after nine-time All-Star Chris Paul decided to leave and wound up getting traded ahead of the free-agency window to the Houston Rockets in a blockbuster deal earlier this week.Griffin was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft, then missed that entire ensuing season with a left knee injury. He was extremely durable over what became his first four seasons, but a variety of other injuries sidelined him for 83 games — a full season plus one game — over the last three years alone. And he was hurt during the Clippers’ first-round playoff matchup against Utah this season.The Clippers lost that series in seven games.Griffin has spent his entire career with the Clippers, averaging 21.5 points and 9.4 rebounds on 52 percent shooting.By TIM REYNOLDS TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Norman Lears Life Of Meaning

first_imgAn interview with television producer Norman Lear appeared on TED earlier this year.In it Lear speaks about how he discovered what he calls “the foolishness of the human condition” and how it led him through his outstanding television programming career.One of the reasons his shows of decades past were so popular is because they gave a voice to underrepresented segments of society of the time. Those people were his audience ‒ think: All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, The Jeffersons ‒ and the shows had a profound influence on many. Lear cites one young man who learned from watching George Jefferson on The Jeffersons that it was actually possible for a black man to write a cheque.Although the sitcoms’ stereotypical Jewish mother was based on his own mother, his childhood history was not a happy one. His mother is described as someone for whom Lear was never good enough. It was also during his childhood that he learned that there were people in the world that hated him because he was born to Jewish parents. These things, along with an absentee father, Lear believes were influential in his later years during his search for a voice that would be listened to.But the most important seed was planted on the day that nine-year-old Lear was crying while his father was being carted off to jail and another man put’s his hand on Lear’s shoulder and said, “You’re the man of the house now, and men of the house don’t cry.”“I think that was the moment,” says Lear, “that I began to understand the foolishness of the human condition,” which became the springboard to his soaring career, giving voices to those who had none.Copyright ©2016Look to the Starslast_img read more

Wells Fargo tops government report on fees paid by students

first_imgNEW YORK — A government report is showing that Wells Fargo charges students the most in fees on average to have a bank account with them.The report authored by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, released late Friday, showed that students paid an average of $46.99 in fees to Wells Fargo over 12 months. That’s nearly double the fees charged students by TCF National Bank and U.S. Bank, which ranked second and third.The CFPB report focused on what are known as college-sponsored accounts, which is when a bank pays money to a college or university to market their accounts to students when they arrive on campus.Wells Fargo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Associated Presslast_img read more

UN says Canadas plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park not enough

first_imgIn an email, Parks Canada said it “recognizes the outstanding universal value of Canada’s 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is committed to their ongoing protection.”Wood Buffalo, which straddles the Alberta-Northwest Territories boundary, is one of the world’s largest freshwater deltas and is the breeding ground for millions of migratory birds from four continental flyways.With almost 45,000 square kilometres of grasslands, wetlands and waterways, it is the world’s only breeding ground for endangered whooping cranes and home to the world’s largest herd of free-ranging wood buffalo. First Nations depend on the area.But it has been deteriorating for decades. In 2014, the Mikisew Cree asked UNESCO to examine the park to see if it still merited designation as a World Heritage Site.The UNESCO report prompted Ottawa to commission a 561-page study that concluded 15 out of 17 measures of ecological health were declining. The effects, everything from low water flows to curtailed Indigenous use, stem largely from changes to area rivers caused by climate change, dams in British Columbia and industry in Alberta.Canada proposed solutions such as artificially induced spring floods and other water flows. Ottawa also promised more careful environmental reviews of nearby development and better consultation with Indigenous people. OTTAWA, O.N. – The status of Canada’s largest park as a World Heritage Site remains wobbly after a United Nations body expressed grave doubts about a federal plan to rescue it.“Considerably more effort will be needed to reverse the negative trends at a time when climate change combined with upstream industrial developments and resource extraction are intensifying,” says a draft decision on Wood Buffalo National Park from UNESCO, which manages the UN’s list of World Heritage Sites.Further deterioration, it says, “could eventually lead to the inscription of the property on the list of World Heritage in Danger.” Since that report, Alberta has created a series of wildland areas around most of the park as a buffer zone.“The action plan includes over 140 actions to increase protection of ecosystems,” Parks Canada said.The UN draft decision praises those measures, including the controversial Bill C-69 on environmental assessments.But UNESCO points out Canada failed to answer concerns about B.C. Hydro’s Site C dam. It also says ongoing oilsands development upstream from the park is of “serious concern.”center_img The report notes Teck Frontier’s oilsands mine would move development closer to the park. It also wants an assessment of the failure risks posed by oilsands tailings ponds.Parks Canada has committed more than $27.5 million over five years to support the federal plan. UNESCO says that’s not enough.“More funding will likely be needed given the size of the property and the complexity of the issues,” it says.Kecia Kerr of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society said the UNESCO decision is serious business.“It’s a serious tone and it’s a warning,” she said. “It’s definitely not a real passing grade.”Arresting the park’s decline will take strong measures, she said.“The continuation of adding a small impact here, a small impact there, (has) already overwhelmed the park. It will require some tough decisions and actually saying no to some projects.”There are 33 countries with properties on the list of sites in danger. The United Kingdom and the United States each have one site on the list, but almost all are from Africa, South America and the Middle East.Parks Canada said it does not expect to join that list.“While acknowledging that there is more work to be done, the draft decision affirms the (government’s) commitment to the ongoing protection and management of Canada’s largest national park and World Heritage Site.”UNESCO is to take its final vote on the draft decision on Canada’s response at its next meetings starting at the end of the month.last_img read more

Woman brutally thrashed for demanding salary in Gr Noida

first_imgGreater Noida: A 25-year-old woman, working as beautician at a unisex salon in Knowledge Park-II area of Greater Noida, was allegedly thrashed with sticks and dragged by hair by a group of men, including her employer, in broad daylight and in front of nearly two dozen people. Cops have arrested the owner of salon in connection with the case.According to police, the incident occurred on Saturday morning in Kaushalya residency area of Knowledge park. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe victim, a resident of Phase-II area of Noida, had been working at Venus Unisex salon from the past two months, said police officials. The woman was brutally thrashed in front of a crowd while a video of the whole incident was captured by an onlooker which went viral. In the video, it can be clearly seen that nearly four men were beating her up with sticks and she was dragged on the road with hairs by the mob. A few passerby also came to her rescue but the accused were seen thrashing even them. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarLater, the victim reached Knowledge park police station for lodging a complaint with police when she alleged that the salon owner refused to pay her salary and instead tried to coerce her into a physical relationship with the owner. Vineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (rural), Gautam Buddh Nagar said that a heated argument broke out between the employer and the girl when she demanded her salary. “Preliminary investigations revealed that the girl was not paid her salary for the month of April for which she had insisted her employer several times. On Saturday morning, the girl had gone to the salon and demanded her salary. An altercation broke out between them, following which her employer along with three other men started thrashing the girl with sticks and she was pushed to the ground,” said Jaiswal. “Based on the complaint filed by the victim, an FIR under sector 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of Indian Penal Code has been registered at knowledge park police station of Greater Noida. The girl has been sent for the medical examination, reports of which are awaited,” added Jaiswal. Meanwhile police have arrested an accused who was named in the FIR. “Police have managed to arrest the owner of the salon who has been identified as Wasim ,a native of Sector 12 in Noida, while further investigations into the case are underway,” the officer said. A senior police officer from knowledge park police station said that the whole dispute involved an exchange of Rs 17, 000 which was being demanded by the woman as her salary.last_img read more