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[mappress]Subsea World News Staff , November 10, 2013 FSG Launches Amazon Warrior Seismic VesselFlensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft successfully launched the first of two offshore seismic vessels for the WesternGeco concern. The ship was Hull No. FSG 760 and she was named Amazon Warrior.SBM Offshore COO DismissedSBM Offshore confirms that effective immediately Bruno Chabas, CEO, has temporarily taken over the role of COO following the dismissal of Jean-Philippe Laures, COO.Bibby Offshore Invests in Sonardyne SPRINT INS for ROV OperationsAberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has chosen to invest in two SPRINT subsea inertial navigation systems from Sonardyne International Ltd. to support ROV operations carried out by its new offshore survey business division.ZPMC Delivers Pipelay Vessel “CPP 601″ to CNPCOn 30th Oct, ZPMC subordinate Oil Rigs & Wind Farm Department delivered “CPP 601” pipelay vessel to CNPC. ZPMC constructed 1600-ton fully revolving crane and stinger petroleum pipeline of the vessel.Hallin Marine Secures Its First Major Project in ChinaHallin Marine, a Superior Energy Services company, announces a key first in its history with the securement of a direct project contract with COOEC Subsea Technology Company Limited, part of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).Related:Top News of the Week of Oct 28 – Nov 03, 2013Top News of the Week of Oct 21 – Oct 27, 2013
Tebma Shipyards has delivered Fugro’s new Geotechnical Research Vessel “FUGRO SCOUT“ at its shipyard at Malpe, India.Earlier in 2013, Temba also delivered FUGRO SCOUT’s sister vessel “FUGRO VOYAGER”.According to specifications, the vessel is a mini-drill ship capable of drawing soil samples up to 3 kilometers below sea bed and constructed in accordance with the latest rules and regulations of Det Norske Veritas(DNV) and International Maritime Organization(IMO).The DP 2 vessel is powered by diesel electrical propulsion systems and equipped with automated pipe and tool handling to promote safe drilling floor operations for Sea bed Sampling & Testing.With quarters for up to 60 personnel, the vessel also comes with a soil laboratory that provides an open-plan working environment for the geotechnicians.
It’s crunch time for UK construction, if a new government report on labour trends in our sector published this week is anything to go by.What was very clear from the report, Migrant labour force within the construction industry, is that the housing crisis will soon be facing a crisis of its own: recruitment. The report’s key finding makes for grim reading – the UK construction’s workforce is ageing, and isn’t being replenished at the required rate.Our sector is seen as, well, a bit dull. Construction or coding? The hard hat and high-vis jacket stereotype is not helpful, and even the government’s apprenticeship levy has failed to translate into a surge of new construction apprenticesIn short, once a significant percentage of UK construction workers retire, and that day is approaching quicker than many of us think, our sector will seriously struggle.Headline writers like to describe this sort of long-term challenge as a demographic time bomb. That may be over-dramatic, but there’s no getting round the fact that as a sector we’re failing to attract enough fresh blood.Partly, this is a legacy of the global financial crisis when the market collapsed, alienating a whole generation of potential construction workers in the process. Thousands of existing construction workers lost their jobs, and would-be recruits were put off applying as vacancies dried up.A final wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee moment in the report was how the London construction sector is particularly exposed to potential fallout from BrexitAnd partly it’s because our sector is seen as, well, a bit dull. Construction or coding? The hard hat and high-vis jacket stereotype is not helpful, and even the government’s apprenticeship levy has failed to translate into a surge of new construction apprentices.What young blood there is in construction, the report found, is increasingly coming from EU and non-EU countries. But with Brexit looming, that demographic could disappear at the same time as the older UK hands retire.Conclusion: our industry is facing a double whammy.A final wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee moment in the report was how the London construction sector is particularly exposed to potential fallout from Brexit — more than a third of construction workers in the capital are from EU and non-EU countries, significantly more than any other area of the UK.So what does all this mean for the UK construction sector? Well, for me, there are a couple of obvious knock-on effects. The first is that, unless something is done, and fast, there will be a material slowdown in the pace at which we are building new homes – not exactly what’s needed given the extent of the housing crisis. This will potentially drive prices up even further and put the first rung of the property ladder even more out of reach for many households.The other knock-on effect, if Brexit does make it harder for overseas workers to take up jobs in construction due to increased red tape and potential costs, will be to make it a lot more expensive to build full stop. And in London both of these trends will be amplified, potentially significantly.For me, it’s vital that everyone in the construction sector understands this because the potential cost increase of workers during the decade ahead could be significant. Failure to factor this in could be disastrous commercially.Of course, rising labour costs and red tape aren’t just bad for builders but for end buyers, too, as some or all of the cost will potentially be passed on.As an industry, we are at a crossroads, and unless we can find a way to solve the recruitment problem and make construction more attractive, like Houston, we have a problem.
TURKEY: The National Train electric multiple-unit developed under a programme to increase the use of domestic technology and support the adoption of TSI standards has been completed and is expected to enter revenue service this year, Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said during a visit to state-owned passenger rolling stock manufacturer Tüvasaş on June 15.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# The 25 kV 50 Hz EMU is designed for 160 km/h operation, but will be tested at up to 176 km/h.Karaismailoğlu said work was continuing on the design of a 225 km/h trainset, but gave no indication when this might be ready to enter service.The National Train has five aluminium-bodied coaches, including first class and a buffet car, with a total of 324 seats, two spaces for disabled passengers, LED lighting and five toilets. The axleload is less than 18 tonnes#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Principal contractors include Aselsan, which has designed the train control and management systems, bogie supplier Bozankaya and traction equipment supplier Tülomsaş.An official launch ceremony is planned for August 30, to mark the start of operational testing. A ceremony which had been planned for May 29 was cancelled, owing to the ongoing process to create state-owned railway equipment supplier Türasaş through the merger of Tüvasaş with loco manufacturer Tülomsaş and wagon builder Tüdemsaş.
The prevalence of the malaria parasite in children under five has plunged to 0.2 percent from 4 percent in 2011, according to the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP). Image courtesy: NetDoctor The prevalence of the malaria parasite in children under five has plunged to 0.2 percent from 4 percent in 2011, according to the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP). Image courtesy: NetDoctorGambia could become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate malaria on its track record of combating the mosquito-borne disease but more donor funds are needed for the “last mile” of the drive, health experts said on Wednesday.The prevalence of the malaria parasite in children under five has plunged to 0.2 percent from 4 percent in 2011, according to the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP).The total number of new malaria cases across the West African nation has fallen by about 40 percent in that time – to 155,450 last year down from 262,000 in 2011, NMCP data shows.Gambia is aiming to achieve the milestone of having no new malaria cases by 2020, but donor fatigue is a concern with a funding gap of over $25 million, said NMCP head Balla Kandeh.“This last mile is the most difficult – we need more support to sustain the gains we have made yet donors often turn their attention elsewhere as cases drop,” he said, adding that malaria rates in Gambia may rebound if more funding is not secured soon.Kandeh hopes that Gambia’s new leadership under President Adama Barrow, who won a December election to bring an end to 22 years of autocratic rule under Yahya Jammeh, will attract back donors after many left during the previous regime.“There is a better working environment under Barrow, with less constraints and less political uncertainty,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “The fear of the unknown has gone.”Aside from the usual control measures, such as antimalarial drugs, insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor spraying, Gambia has successfully used technology to tackle malaria, according to Carla Fajardo of aid agency Catholic Relief Services (CRS).Tablets, online platforms and GPS have been used to track delivery of the above strategies, with real-time data enabling decisions to be made on the fly, while internet service providers have boosted bandwidth in remote areas, Fajardo said.The world has made huge strides against malaria since 2000, with death rates plunging by 60 percent and at least six million lives saved globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.But efforts to end one of the world’s deadliest diseases – which kills about 430,000 people a year, mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa – are under threat as mosquitoes become increasingly resistant to measures such as bed nets and drugs.
Inter Milan have signed Barcelona midfielder Rafinha on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy the Brazil international for 35 million euros (£30.6m).The 24-year-old joined the Catalan club aged 13, making his senior debut under Pep Guardiola in November 2011.He scored 11 goals in 79 appearances and won nine titles, including two La Ligas and the Champions League.Rafinha returned last week after nine months out with a knee injury.
He was charged with Animal Cruelty and Assault in the Fourth Degree, then remanded to Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center. While Kasayulie was in his cell, a small puppy wandered into the jail, and Kasayulie was able to reach out and pull it into the cell. Kasayulie’s actions with the puppy inside the cell resulted in the death of the puppy. Kasayulie ran from the jail at one point but he was quickly detained and returned to his cell. He also attempted to commit suicide twice, prior to being transported from Akiachak into Bethel. Tribal Police Officers responded to a residence after the family member of a 27 year-old female victim requested they respond. The dispatch noted that the victim arrived at the residence with obvious signs of physical injury and she was partially dressed. Brandon Kasayulie, aged 35 of Akiachak, was identified as the suspect and was contacted at his residence, then subsequently arrested. He was charged with Assault and taken to the Akiachak Public Safety building. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享According to the Alaska State Troopers online trooper dispatch, the Troopers investigated a possible assault in the village of Akiachak on April 4, which ended up with an additional charge of Animal Cruelty.
Rugby Union The ANZ PNG Palais have had to rejig their starting lineup for today’s Oceania Women’s Rugby 15s Championship and Rugby World Cup Qualifier opener at Churchill Park in Lautoka, Fiji. With the unavailability of certain starters in co-skipper and no7 Geua Larry, half-back Augusta Livuana, prop Vagi Wari in the team, the starting lineup and bench has been reshuffled to prepare for a tough assignment in Samoa. The trio plus prop Roxanne Kopi, winger Doreen Kaputin and utility back Sharon Kobor have issues with their travel documents, but hope to join the team by this Wednesday before the second match. The starting lineup for today are: Lydia Korikai (tight head prop), Jane Buku (hooker), Lorraine Pomat (loose head prop), Shelanne Kopi (second row), Isi Govea (second row), Patricia Korpok (flanker), Rusila Oki (no7), Iga Oki (no8), Zafira Pangkatana (halfback), Margaret Naua (five-eighth – co captain), Joanne Butler (second-five), Vanessa Semoso (centre), Mala Mark (wing), Joan Kuman (wing), Fatima Rama (fullback). Reserves: Christine Oki, Cathy Neap, Blanche Kaina, Clarah Biyama, Pamela Waringe, Taiva Lavai, Melissa Maino. They are up to eight debutants in a side that will be pushing their expectations against the favored Samoans.
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Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Auburn Tigers wide receiver Ricardo Louis (5) runs downfield during the first half of the NCAA Auburn vs. Jacksonville State on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.Albert Cesare / Advertiser Session ID: 2020-09-18:7d06d6594011959e71734b96 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-141976-4481216601001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Louis knows something is drastically wrong and needs to be fixed immediately with the Auburn offense.“I knew we were in trouble in the first quarter when we barely had any points on the board,” Louis said. “I knew when on our first drive when we weren’t moving the ball. Those plays are scripted.”To be clear, Louis wasn’t angry at the offensive play calling. The senior was noticeably angry at the 11 players on the Auburn offense trying to execute those plays with a mundane attitude that Jacksonville State didn’t belong on the field Saturday with the home team.“We have more than enough talent to do anything we want to do this year, but we’ve got to start doing differently from what has been going on,” Louis said. “We have to execute the plays the way they’re supposed to be and stop making mistakes.”Since Gus Malzahn has taken over as head coach of the Auburn offense, Auburn has been in the top 30 nationally and in the top half of the Southeastern Conference in plays resulting in 20-plus yards. After the first two games of the 2015 season, Auburn (2-0) currently sits tied for 109th in the country and last in the league in that statistical category. The big-play element of Auburn’s offense, in the run and the pass, has suddenly disappeared.“The bottom line is the offense sputtered in the first half,” Malzahn said Saturday. “We have to do a better job (and) our coaches and myself need to do a better job, too.”Louis, who through two games has become the safety blanket target for Johnson, said Saturday he intends to be a much more vocal element of this week’s preparation for the SEC opener at LSU.“We have to be ready to play no matter (who) we play because if they’re on the schedule, we can’t take anybody lightly,” Louis said.Clearly motivation shouldn’t be a factor when No. 18 Auburn travels to a place they haven’t won at since 1999 and has the chance to make themselves early favorites to contend for a Western Division championship with a win. According to Malzahn, the message from the coaching staff this week isn’t about motivation but about implementation of the game plan.“We didn’t play to our standard and we have to figure out a way to do that,” Malzahn said. “We are 2-0 and so our team morale is fine.”Louis is currently tied for second in the SEC with 13 catches and that’s just under half of his highest season total of 28 in the 2013 campaign. In Saturday’s overtime win over Jacksonville State, Louis was able to get consistent touches against a backpedaling defense concerned with keeping Auburn’s receivers in front of their coverage. Through two weeks last season, Louis had just three catches for a total of 13 yards.Malzahn said after the overtime win over JSU that his early explanation of Auburn’s offensive struggles is putting responsibilities on players who are touching the football more or for the first time in their careers. This message has resonated with Louis in his final season with the Auburn program.“We’ve got a lot of growing up to do,” Malzahn said. “We have to get better (and) I think everybody sees that.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND