GMS clinches 15 years worth of charters in MENA

first_imgGulf Marine Services has been awarded 15 years worth of contracts for three self-propelled self-elevating support vessels in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with an undisclosed national oil company.GMS on Tuesday said the new charters were for for one Small Class and two Mid-Size Class SESVs.The charters, subject to the completion of legal documentation and finalization of the vessel delivery schedule, are expected to start in Q4 2018/Q1 2019.The charter period for each of the three vessels is five years (including options) during which time they will be supporting well intervention and maintenance activities in the region.Tender activity picks upDuncan Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of GMS, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded new charters totaling 15 years (including options) by a national oil company in the MENA region.“These contracts more than comfortably double the Group’s secured backlog and are a testament to our strong track record and excellent client relationships. We continue to be encouraged by levels of enquiries and tender activity as our clients focus on increasing their operations in a recovering market.”last_img read more

Schoolgirls the biggest binge drinkers

first_imgAuckland Now 13 Nov 2012Senior secondary school girls are now bigger binge drinkers than their male counterparts, according to a health report into the country’s drinking habits. With the bigger boozing culture, females are also doing themselves more harm and risking their health. The hard-hitting report into the female drinking culture was released at an alcohol harm conference in Auckland today. The percentage of females aged 16 and 17 binge-drinking on a typical night out tripled from nine to 28 per cent between 1995 and 2011. For males of the same age, the percentage increased from 19 to 25 per cent. Binge-drinking has dropped among 18 and 19-year-old males from 30 to 29 per cent. However, for the same age group of females, the proportion of binge-drinkers increased from four to 16 per cent. Alcohol Healthwatch director Rebecca Williams said teenage girls who were binge-drinking risked establishing bad drinking habits for life. read more

Hammock leads to Ark-La-Tex checkers in return visit to Vivian

first_imgVIVIAN, La. (April 26) – Jerry Hammock didn’t recall much about the results of his first visit to Ark-La-Tex Speedway four or five years ago.His second visit proved to be much more memorable. Hammock won Saturday’s 20-lap Sprint Series of Texas main event at Vivian from the ninth starting spot.“I got a good start and made it to the front in about five laps,” he said. “We got there using the top side and after that went away, the middle is where we ended up running.”Multiple cautions kept eliminated lapped traffic. Hammock, in his second night in a new J & J Chassis, pulled away from the pack to win in front of Mike Herring and defending IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car series champion Rodney Henderson.Kenny Venable and Jason Howell completed the top five. Opening night tour winner Chip Graham was sixth. Round three of the Sprint Series of Texas is Saturday, May 10 at Abilene Speedway.Feature results – 1. Jerry Hammock; 2. Mike Herring; 3. Rodney Henderson; 4. Kenny venable; 5. Jason Howell; 6. Chip Graham; 7. Dustin Woods; 8. Ronnie Henderson; 9. Kenny Elwood; 10. Kerry Rush; 11. Corey Minor; 12. Mark Klis; 13. Gary Kelley; 14. Pete Cobb; 15. Drew Wright; 16. Reagan Reed; 17. Johnny Suggs; 18. Danny Merrell; 19. Bud Hanna; 20. Josh McCord.last_img read more

Men’s basketball is outside top 25 in rankings

first_imgBrian Chin | Daily TrojanBack on the hardwood · Head coach Andy Enfield will begin his fourth season at the helm of the men’s basketball program. He is coming off his best season yet in 2015-2016, when the Trojans won 21 games.Coming off its first appearance in the NCAA tournament in five years, the men’s basketball team will enter the 2016-2017 season just outside the top 25 rankings in the USA Today Coaches Poll and — in a separate poll — is predicted to finish seventh in the Pac-12 by the media.Both lists were released late last week. USC received 14 votes in the coaches poll, placing it in the top 40. Three Pac-12 teams placed in the top 25 — Oregon came in fifth, Arizona 11th and UCLA 20th. Cal received 43 votes, third most among teams not in the top 25.In the Pac-12 media poll, USC finished behind Washington and ahead of Utah, with Oregon claiming the top spot for the first time.Last season, the Trojans were predicted to finish 10th in the Pac-12. They wound up sixth with a 21-13 overall record and a 9-9 clip in conference play, surpassing expectations.This year, USC will be tasked with replacing the production of Julian Jacobs and Nikola Jovanovic, significant contributors last season who both declared for the NBA draft. The Trojans also lost Katin Reinhardt, Darion Clark, Malik Marquetti and Malik Martin and will have to rely on recruits and transfers to step up in 2016-2017.last_img read more

Arsenal Signs Suarez on Loan from Barcelona

first_imgArsenal has signed Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan until the end of the season.The La Liga champions have extended the 25-year-old’s contract until June 2021, although the Gunners have a purchase option in the summer.Spaniard Suarez has played 71 times for Barcelona since joining in 2013 but has only featured eight times this season. Denis Suarez He previously played under Gunners manager Unai Emery at Sevilla, when he was at the club on loan.Suarez spent two seasons at Manchester City as a teenager but only made two first-team appearances before being sold to Barcelona as a 19-year-old.The Gunners remain in negotiations to sign a wide player – Inter Milan’s Croatia international Ivan Perisic is among the options being pursued, with Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco of Chinese club Dalian Yifang also linked.Despite a number of injuries, Arsenal are not likely to bolster their defence.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control celebrates empty kennel due to increase in adoptions

first_imgAn animal shelter in Palm Beach County is completely empty due to an increase in adoptions!Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control posted a video on Facebook  showing the staff cheering for all of the animals. The shelter houses animals who are emergency surrenders of cruelty and cases of domestic violence.The shelter still has animals up for adoption in their main kennel.For more information on Palm Beach County County Animal Care and Control, click here.last_img

Zidane resumes the ‘sudoku’

first_imgIsco:It’s one other recurring wager by Zidane. The person from Malaga at all times appears to be in difficulties however, equally, he performs a excessive share of the necessary video games of the season. That features the final two important video games Madrid performed earlier than the break: earlier than him Metropolis and the Barcelona. Isco was, actually, the starter with Zidane in the final two Championships gained by Madrid … Valverde-Casemiro:It’s Zidane’s seat belt. You will need to determine whether or not to proceed to make use of it. Which means meting out with a participant between Modric (who nonetheless has stripes at 34) and Kroos. The constructive half, that both one, Kroos or Modric, performs with extra freedom and shines extra with a lot assist. Zidane was not having complexes when it got here to placing that double pivot. He made that call after Paris’ 3-Zero win on September 18. Since then, Uruguayan and Brazilian have fashioned collectively in all the necessary matches which were performed this marketing campaign: in the first derby League (0-0), in the decisive match of Istanbul with the crew on the ropes in Europe (0-1), 2-2 towards PSG of the Bernabéu, at 1-1 and 0-Zero towards Valencia and Barca in the League, in the two video games of the Tremendous Cup and in the final league derby gained.Overcoming the distances, that robust midfield leg (with Casemiro and Valverde) recollects the one which Capello organized with Emerson and Diarra or, later, Mourinho with Xabi Alonso and Khedira. Valverde It has been Zidane’s nice discover this season. ANDs the Pogba he needed and he has wager on it forcefully till it has labored for him. The Uruguayan has ended up agreeing with the French. He has began 18 video games and the crew has misplaced none. All wins besides six attracts. With him on the subject the aim stability is 42 in favor and 6 towards. And, with out him, 22 for and 17 towards. It’s indeniable.GABRIEL BOUYS & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>GABRIEL BOUYS (AFP) The drums of the competitors are already echoing on the horizon and with them the sudoku for Zidane returns. Past the headache of organizing the de-escalation, structuring an uneven and progressive coaching plan,The French coach ought to solely modify many issues in the midfield and in the assault of his crew for the return to the enjoying fields. There are a number of choices i had slopes. Some issues that he had tried all through the season and others that he needed to show for the remainder of the season. These are, broadly talking, the sizzling spots that Zidane handles. Asensio and Hazard:In the beginning crew that Zidane had imagined at the starting of the season there was a trident: Asensio, Benzema and Hazard. Asensio’s damage throughout the preseason in the US truncated his plans. Then the Belgian’s damage ended up twisting them. Now Zidane has to determine whether or not to wager on the two of them in the the rest of the marketing campaign. Each will rejoin the self-discipline of the group in these three or 4 weeks of labor till the competitors begins in mid or late June. They’re out there. With Asensio and Hazard the aim would return.“Hazard and Asensio will contribute the objectives that had been misplaced with Cristiano’s departure,” it was once mentioned from inside the membership to justify Cristiano’s departure. Primarily based on the figures, Mallorcan and Belgian added 28 objectives in 2017-18 (11 and 17 respectivamente) and 27 objectives in 2018-19 (six Asensio, 21 Hazard). A aid for Zidane.JAVIER BARBANCHO & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>JAVIER BARBANCHO (REUTERS)center_img The issue for Zidane is that, since he won’t dispense with the common trivot in any case, placing Isco in the crew means dropping depth by one in every of the bands. With Isco, Vinicius smells like a bench.CHEMA DIAZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>CHEMA DIAZ (DAILY AS) Marcelo or Mendy:Mendy had been Zidane’s different massive wager this season. Now it’s as much as you to determine whether or not to proceed betting on him. Marcelo was serving to him quite a bit with the perspective he’s having by not complaining in public about his substitution. In actuality, Valverde and Mendy have quite a bit to do with the crew, this season, being setting defensive data (the downside is that they had been lacking a aim, lower than two per recreation on common). That is confirmed by the incontrovertible fact that the white crew had left the door to zero in 51% of the video games that had been performed earlier than the break and that they left a historic file (13 objectives conceded in 22 days).SUSANA VERA & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>SUSANA VERA (REUTERS)last_img read more

4 Regions to benefit from US$30.9M sea defence project

first_imgSome 20 communities in four Administrative Regions have been identified for works to be done on sea andCDB Portfolio Manager William Ashbyriver defence via a third loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).The CDB made the announcement when it launched the US$30.9 million Sea and River Defence Resilience Project, in collaboration with the Government, on Wednesday at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown.Attending the launch were representatives of the CDB, Public Infrastructure Ministers David Patterson and Annette Ferguson, and the Finance Ministry’s Finance Secretary, Hector Butts.Giving an overview of the project, Minister Patterson explained that it covered the rehabilitation of some six kilometres of sea defence in Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); Three (Essequibo Islands- West Demerara); Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).He said, however, that these four Regions’ combined six km of sea defence work represents a mere two per cent of the foreshores that have to be protected countrywide.“So for $30 million, we are only looking into six km of sea defence. If one were to take into account the entire country, it would amount to some 425km.” He said this project was important to Guyana.According to Patterson, Guyana’s sea and river defence form part of an integrated system which plays a vital role in the protection of people, assets and environment on the coastal belt. This system contributes to sustainable and economic growth and future socioeconomic development opportunities through the minimisation of and the prevention of flooding and river and sea water infusion into the low-lying coastal region.“To this end, the sea and river defence sector policy was developed and updated last year to better reflect an integrated approach to the delivering of sustainable sea defence along the coast. This improved integration of the many overlapping multisectoral functions and aspects of coastal zone management will aid in efficient and effective flood risks preparation, planning and implementation, while fostering better harmonisation and other relevant national initiatives,” Patterson relayed.At the end of 2013, the CDB had approved long-term loans totalling about US$255 million to Guyana. This figure will increase with the addition of the current loan. The first sea defence project was approved in 2002 at a cost of $1.8 billion. That catered for 2.1 km of sea defence in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice). In 2006, the second loan of 1.9 billion was approved covering a total of 2.4km. This third loan, he said, has several components.“It will focus on flood protection infrastructure and will focus on civil works and upgrading of 5.6 km of sea and river defence. The project sites are located in 20 communities between Region Two, Three, Four, Six along with the coastline and Demerara and Essequibo,” Patterson noted.In his remarks, CDB Portfolio Manager William Ashby said Guyana remained well-known for its rich and natural environment; however, most of its population lived in close proximity to the 430km of coastline, an area threatened by coastal flooding and sea level rise.He said Government had identified the protection of the people and productive land through climate change adaptation measures as a priority.“It has long included efforts to manage the natural sea defence as well as extending and upgrading and maintain the system of sea and river defence infrastructure.”Ashby said the importance of mitigating the impact of flooding on the economy has also been highlighted and improved risk management capabilities identified as essential to the achievement of the country’s developmental objectives.The CDB, he said, has been fortunate to have the opportunity to support Guyana’s work in this sector, through a series of projects which started 25 years ago.“Supporting inclusive and sustainable growth and development is one of the Bank’s main strategic objectives over the 2015-2019 planning period and the promotion and environmental sustainability through climate change resilience, environmental management and disaster risk management are a key corporate priority,” the CDB official said.He added that a key element of the CDB’s climate resilience strategy was providing borrowing member countries with access to concessionary resources to finance climate resilience investments for some of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. Ashby said following its accreditation of a regional implementation facility, the CDB now has better access and more funds to address climate change and help mitigate the impact in borrowing member countries.He said the project would benefit some 45,000 persons in about 9000 households. It will also include a capacity building workshop for Public Infrastructure Ministry staff.last_img read more

Protest at Capitol against Senate Secretary

first_imgMHM Eko- workers protest against US$82,560 unpaid salaryover US$82K Unpaid SalariesThe courtyard of the Capitol Building hosting the members of the First Branch of Government was on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, a scene of chaos when the over 15 workers of the MHM Eko-Liberia staged a ‘peaceful protest’ in demand of their alleged unpaid salary for 15 months AOJIN  US$82,560.The amount, according to some protestors, is owed by the secretary of the Senate Nanborlor Singbeh.Tuesday’s protest is the second in five months against Singbeh.He holds 30 percent of the business in question, while two Czech Republic nationals, Pavel Miloschewsky and Martin Miloschewsky hold 35 percent each as a share of the business.During Tuesday’s protest, the aggrieved employees submitted four separate communications to Vice President and President of the Senate, Jewel Howard-Taylor; Senate Pro-Tempore Albert T. Chie, Senator Oscar A. Cooper, and the chairman of the Margibi County’s legislative caucus, Representative Ben Fofana, as they called on them to prevail on Singbeh to pay their ‘just benefits.’The employees, who turned aggrieved, paraded with several posters with inscriptions like: “Singbeh, you are not above the law; pay our benefits.” Other reads,” Singbeh, you are corrupt, enough is enough, pay our 15-months salaries.”When contacted at his capitol building office while the protest was ongoing, Singbeh said his company did not legitimately employ any of the aggrieved workers as they were insinuating.“They were not employees, but casual workers because we want them (at the time) to earn money that they would take to their family,” Singbeh alleges.He also claimed that there was no contractual agreement signed between his company and those who felt that they’re among some ‘aggrieved employees.’“We don’t have any contract document to show that they are employees of my company, so I don’t owe them any salaries or benefits,” Singbeh said.Singbeh said his company was no longer operating, “and so I don’t have any money to pay the daily hired workers.”According to him, his company had only six employees, three of them are security guards, while the rest were caretakers.Singbeh claimed that his company had paid all the six employees and that they did not owe any other employees.But Singbeh did not show any document to that effect when reporters interviewed him on Tuesday.However, document in the Daily’s Observer newspaper’s possession, under the title, “Application for Incentive,” confirmed the employees claim as justified by a letter reportedly Singbeh wrote on February 10, 2015 to George W. Wisner, Executive Director and acting chairman of the National Investment Commission (NIC).In that communication, Singbeh informed the NIC that his company has 82 employees, instead of six as it was being rumored.In that letter also, Singbeh said he had 30 unskilled workers; three sites securities; three drivers and 40 skilled workers, as well as a good number of administrative staff.On the issues concerning the salary, Singbeh then informed the NIC that the overall salaries of the unskilled workers were US$15,750. He puts the salaries of the site’s securities and drivers as US$1,350 each, while we paid the skilled workers with US$36,000.In their letter of protest to Vice President Taylor, a copy addressed to the lawmakers, the aggrieved employees added, “Singbeh claimed that we are not employees of the company is a diabolical lie, because his own letter to the NIC named us as employees of MHM Eko-Liberia.”The aggrieved employees’ letter said that they have already sued Singbeh in the Debt Court at the Temple of Justice, whenever, it schedules the case for the hearing, Singbeh’s lawyer will ask for its postponement, because he was not prepared for the trial.“Singbeh feels that he is above the law, so whenever, the court schedules the case for hearing, and we come from Margibi County to hear from the court,” the group spokesperson Francis G. Kerkulah claimed.Kerkulah also said that they agreed with Singbeh in 2013 of which Singbeh agreed for them to work for nine hours and above; and that he was going to pay the employees for overtime work, which has failed to pay to US$82,560.As a result of the Singbeh’s action and many others, the company decided to fold up since last year.Among those who took part in yesterday’s protest was Mrs. Gartee Lorwoe, the widow of the late James Lorwoe, who had sued Singbeh, accusing him of owing her and her five children US$20,000, equivalent to four years unpaid rental fees for 50 acres of undeveloped forest land that contained two large deposits of rocks around the Leiyea Mountain in Seeke Town, District#4, Margibi County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GWI to reactivate well in Port Kaituma

first_imgResidents of Port Kaituma in Region One (Barima-Waini) are soon to benefit from the activation of another well, as works are continuing to provide an alternative source of potable water for the community.Just a few weeks ago, the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) discovered the presence of mercury in the main source of water – the Kaituma River.As such, GWI Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles and a team of technical officials visited the area on Wednesday to inspect the works that have already been completed.At that time, engineers discovered water in a well at Citrus Grove, Port Kaituma, which had been out of operation for a number of years.It was decided that the engineers would rehabilitate this well to supplement anEngineers inspecting the well at Citrus Grove, Port Kaitumaexisting one. This would entail a camera inspection, test pumping the well, and determining an appropriately-sized pump before it is connected to the distribution network.Furthermore, plans are also ongoing for the installation of additional storage tanks at the well site and the rehabilitation of another tank in the community. This is expected to increase the storage capacity of the water network which serve the community. The tanks will be connected to a distribution network that will be connected to each household.The duration of this project to increase water supply and storage capacity is approximately two months.Water from the river tested positive for mercury after samples were taken and sent to the Kaizen Environmental Services Laboratory in Trinidad.Samples were also taken from different sections where they are currently awaiting the results.Presently, residents have been accessing water directly from the well in the interim, but owing to climate change and other environmental challenges, the company has moved to drilling more wells in these areas, so as to ensure equal access to potable water year-round.last_img read more