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Seadrill Limited, a global offshore drilling contractor, announced today that it intends to offer US$500 million in aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes due 2020 (the “Notes”) in a private offering within the United States.The notes will be offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to certain other persons outside of the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.Seadrill intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to for repayment of debt, drilling unit acquisitions and general corporate purposes, including working capital.[mappress]September 20, 2013
N-Sea, the Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) specialist, has launched its third diving support vessel. The Edradour represents a £1.5 million investment for the company and will be immediately utilised in IMR operations in the North Sea, as well as in Holland and Germany.Launched in Aberdeen Harbour at the beginning of the month, the Edradour’s capabilities will be showcased at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen this week.The Edradour will be utilised as a specialist diving and intervention craft for the inspection of subsea structure, light construction works, debris removal, special periodic surveys (SPS) and inshore harbour survey work.Commenting on the launch of the vessel, N-Sea Chief Operating Officer, Roddy James said: “We are proud to have added the Edradour to our increasing fleet of dive support and specialist intervention vessels; it represents the next generation of craft in terms of safety, capability and reliability. N-Sea’s key objective is to produce safe, sound and swift solutions and the Edradour ensures our fleet will continue to exceed the expectations of our clients within the offshore subsea industry.”[mappress mapid=”11379″]
Just as when you go fishing for something special, you go to the right place to catch what you want and avoid the tiddlers, it is the same in recruitment.You can cast your net wide and pull in so many that you can’t really tell what you’ve got, or you can go simply to the right place to get exactly what you want.This is exactly what Blue Water Shipping found when it advertised for a dynamic project freight forwarder for its office in The Netherlands.Blue Water tells us that it is pleased to announce that since 14th March, Cor van Es (pictured below) has been very happily handling his new role at Blue Water Holland. He has more than 10 years experience in project forwarding and as a regular reader of HLPFI and a regular visitor to our web site, when he saw the Blue Water advertisement he felt he was the right person for the job, and happily Blue Water agreed.Thomas Bek, global manager Oil & Energy Projects for Blue Water confirms Cor has settled in very quickly and enjoying the challenge of working with a market leader in this sector.We are very pleased to have assisted Blue Water once again as we were also instrumental in locating a project professional for its Brazil office in 2010.So here is proof that when you need to find the right person with real experience in handling projects let the Blue Water experience guide you and place an recruitment advert with HLPFI.Interested? Please get in touch with Jane Finlay in the first instance. Call +44 1689 850484 or email:email@example.com
SIEMENS was due to complete the first bodyshell for its Desiro UK electric multiple-unit fleet last month. Unveiling a full-scale mock-up of a 20m driving power car on February 5 in Britain, Siemens said that the trains will be supplied from its Krefeld and Wien plants, with bogies from SGP in Graz.Siemens has two contracts for its Desiro UK design: 25 four-car dual-voltage sets (25 kV 50Hz and 750V DC third rail) as a speculative build for Angel Trains, to be known as Class 350, and 21 four-car 25 kV sets for Angel that will be leased to First Great Eastern. These Class 360s will be fitted to accept third rail DC equipment to retain residual value. An option exists for five more sets.The trains will be tested at up to 160 km/h on the large loop at Wildenrath which is being equipped with a third rail power supply and ’antiquated’ signalling equipment to simulate conditions on the DC routes south of London in an attempt to reduce the time taken to obtain a Railtrack safety case. Around 10 months of trials will be possible before the first Class 360 units are due to enter service with the winter 2002 timetable on FGE services between London, Ipswich and Clacton.Both builds will have aluminium bodyshells, with extrusions supplied by Corus. ’Crashworthiness will be well beyond requirements – we wanted to make sure that the lessons of Ladbroke Grove were taken on board’, said Chris Adams, Angel Trains’ Project Manager.Each set seats 280 passengers, including nine fold-down seats in the disabled area. The FGE sets have an eight-seat first class saloon at each end, but no end gangways. The other build will be fully gangwayed and standard class throughout. Seats are to an upright Grammer design with lightweight steel frames, allowing relatively generous legroom of 670mm and a face-to-back pitch of 760mm. Doors are from Bode with pneumatic actuation and Pintsch-Bamag controls. Air-conditioning is in a roof-mounted unit from Air International with a cooling capacity of 28 kW.Although several subsystems are the same as on the Desiro builds for German Railway, Hellenic State Rail-way and Slovenian Railways, the design is ’a new train’, according to David Wilson, Director & General Manager of Siemens Transportation Systems UK. Siemens will be responsible for maintenance of the Class 360s for the remaining life of the FGE franchise, and maintenance by Siemens is an option available to the lessee of the speculative build.Siemens is meanwhile looking at a 23m version Desiro UK version and is also examining the market for 20m trains with three sets of doors per side that would allow shorter station dwell times. A possible user for the speculative build is South West Trains, which said last month that it would place orders for up to 700 Desiro UK cars with options for 500 more if it is chosen to continue as the operator in the refranchising process. nSIEMENS was due to complete the first bodyshell for its Desiro UK electric multiple-unit fleet last month. Unveiling a full-scale mock-up of a 20m driving power car on February 5 in Britain, Siemens said that the trains will be supplied from its Krefeld and Wien plants, with bogies from SGP in Graz.Siemens has two contracts for its Desiro UK design: 25 four-car dual-voltage sets (25 kV 50Hz and 750V DC third rail) as a speculative build for Angel Trains, to be known as Class 350, and 21 four-car 25 kV sets for Angel that will be leased to First Great Eastern. These Class 360s will be fitted to accept third rail DC equipment to retain residual value. An option exists for five more sets.The trains will be tested at up to 160 km/h on the large loop at Wildenrath which is being equipped with a third rail power supply and ’antiquated’ signalling equipment to simulate conditions on the DC routes south of London in an attempt to reduce the time taken to obtain a Railtrack safety case. Around 10 months of trials will be possible before the first Class 360 units are due to enter service with the winter 2002 timetable on FGE services between London, Ipswich and Clacton.Both builds will have aluminium bodyshells, with extrusions supplied by Corus. ’Crashworthiness will be well beyond requirements – we wanted to make sure that the lessons of Ladbroke Grove were taken on board’, said Chris Adams, Angel Trains’ Project Manager.Each set seats 280 passengers, including nine fold-down seats in the disabled area. The FGE sets have an eight-seat first class saloon at each end, but no end gangways. The other build will be fully gangwayed and standard class throughout. Seats are to an upright Grammer design with lightweight steel frames, allowing relatively generous legroom of 670mm and a face-to-back pitch of 760mm. Doors are from Bode with pneumatic actuation and Pintsch-Bamag controls. Air-conditioning is in a roof-mounted unit from Air International with a cooling capacity of 28 kW.Although several subsystems are the same as on the Desiro builds for German Railway, Hellenic State Rail-way and Slovenian Railways, the design is ’a new train’, according to David Wilson, Director & General Manager of Siemens Transportation Systems UK. Siemens will be responsible for maintenance of the Class 360s for the remaining life of the FGE franchise, and maintenance by Siemens is an option available to the lessee of the speculative build.Siemens is meanwhile looking at a 23m version Desiro UK version and is also examining the market for 20m trains with three sets of doors per side that would allow shorter station dwell times. A possible user for the speculative build is South West Trains, which said last month that it would place orders for up to 700 Desiro UK cars with options for 500 more if it is chosen to continue as the operator in the refranchising process. nCAPTION: A 20m long mock-up of a Desiro UK driving power car on the Siemens premises in Sunbury will be used to test customers’ reactions over the next few monthsCAPTION: Left: Compared with rival designs, the Grammer seat chosen for the Siemens Desiro UK EMUs allowed an extra row to be fitted in standard class without reducing legroom Photo: Brian MorrisonCAPTION: Right: Body side for the first shell for the Desiro UK EMU fleet awaits assembly in Krefeld on February 13
On the season 9 finale of Cold Feet, Adam (James Nesbitt) and Karen’s (Hermione Norris) future was thrown into jeopardy by an unexpected offer.If you’d prefer to have no spoilers at all for Cold Feet, we suggest you stop reading this article now.The episode opened up with Karen editing a book while Adam worked on the old VW camper van he bought. It needed some serious work but he dreamed of how it might be once he’d restored it. Meanwhile, Jenny (Fay Ripley) received news of her first mammogram since her cancer treatment ended. Typical Jenny put on a brave face to hide how worried she was.The gang got together at Karen’s and the boys checked out the camper van while the girls went off together. Karen admitted how stressful she was finding her business while Jenny revealed how terrified she was of her mammogram. Adam and Pete (John Thomson) teased David about Robyn (Lucy Robinson) and he admitted he didn’t know what to think himself. Suddenly Robyn called and when he answered she asked if he’d found an earring at his flat as she’d lost one. Later, Karen caught Adam watching a video on the Internet to learn how to fix up the camper himself. She suggested he just take it to a garage but he said there was no satisfaction in that. Olivia (Daisy Edgar-Jones) came home and asked Karen to lay an extra place as she’d brought Toby (Jamel Dwyer) with her. Matt walked in after them as his Dad was shaking hands with Toby.Credit: Big Talk Productions / ITVThat evening, Adam took Matt out for a meal. Matt was annoyed at his father making a joke of everything and said he wanted to move out. When they arrived back home, Toby was just leaving. Matt went to bed and Adam chatted with Karen about the situation with Matt and Olivia. Adam thought Olivia was being unfair but Karen reminded him that Matt had previously cheated on her. Adam wondered if he and Matt should move out until Olivia went to Uni and Karen agreed if that was what he wanted.At home, Pete was watching TV and was a little annoyed when Jenny came in and turned it off. A little jealous of Adam and Karen’s camper van she announced she wanted to make a bucket list. Chloe (Madeleine Edmondson) later found it and worried that her mum’s cancer had returned. Jenny said it was just a way to look ahead to all the things she wanted to do with her life.After Adam and Matt moved out, Karen found herself even more stressed. She was having no luck with her publishing business and decided to give her ex-business partner Benjamin a call. He previously offered to buy her out and she said she was now interested in his offer. They spoke and she agreed a price and sold her company.David popped in to see Karen for a chat and she guessed he wanted to talk about Robyn. She revealed that she and Robyn had earlier been out for coffee and that Robyn had been asking about David. Robyn had told Karen that her and David spent the night together. She wanted to know if Karen could find out what David was thinking.After Karen’s news, Adam took the camper to a garage and spent a fortune on getting it fixed up. He suggested a weekend away and Karen agreed.Credit: Big Talk Productions / ITVAt the hospital, Jenny waited on her own for her mammogram appointment. She picked up a magazine and remembered taking some after her chemo appointment to give to her mother. It made her smile and then before she knew it she was called in.Karen was invited to a lunch where she was introduced to a publisher named Maxine Ibson (Frances Barber). She admired Karen and all that she had achieved. The lunch meeting was actually a job interview and Karen was presented with a contract.When Karen got home she found that Adam had been busy planning their trip. He had a map set up in the kitchen complete with a route of where he planned to take her. She was impressed and didn’t want to upset him so didn’t tell him about the job offer. Karen spoke to all her friends and family for advice but they all had different ideas. Karen wanted to go travelling and take the job but couldn’t do both.Adam went out for a drink with Pete. He couldn’t believe that Karen wasn’t as excited as he was about the trip and wondered if she’d changed her mind about their relationship. Pete let slip about the job offer and Adam rushed home to talk to Karen. He was upset that she hadn’t told him and even more upset when she explained it was based in London. He began to take the pins out of the map and was shocked when she revealed that she turned the job down because she wanted to be with him.David popped round to see Robyn and arrived on her doorstep with her missing earring. She invited him in and they shared a meal and a bottle of wine. He complimented her on her cooking and Robyn confessed that she left the earring so he’d get in touch. They spoke of how much they’d both changed since the divorce and opened another bottle.Credit: Big Talk Productions / ITVBack home, Adam spoke with Matt about his upcoming 18th birthday party and asked if it could be a joint leaving do. Adam also asked Matt’s permission to ask Karen to marry him. Matt gave his father his blessing.Jenny came home and checked the mail to find a letter from the hospital waiting for her. It was her mammogram results. Pete came home to find her in the kitchen, in tears and holding the results. Presuming the worst he said she’d beaten it once and could do it again. That’s when Jenny announced that she was ok. Pete gave her a hug and declared the bucket list over. He said he was at his happiest sat on the sofa watching TV together and said that she was his bucket list.For the party, Jenny’s hair had grown back enough for her to not need her wig. After arriving she told everyone her good news. Karen received a call and took it outside, it was Maxine calling about the job. Inside, Adam took David aside to tell him his plan to propose to Karen. David was shocked at first but then gave his blessing. Maxine had a car waiting for Karen and told her it would take her to a suite at the Dorchester and then in the morning she would introduce her to her team. Karen asked for time to think about it and Maxine said she needed her to be fully committed.Karen spotted Matt outside and asked if he was ok with things. He almost put his foot in it and asked if his Dad had asked her. Karen was confused but Matt quickly corrected himself and changed the subject to how excited Adam was about their travelling. Karen went back inside with Matt as Adam was giving a speech. He was about to pop the question but Karen ran over and asked to talk to him outside. Adam went with her and gave David the microphone.Adam thought it was about the job but Karen said they needed to be there for Matt. Adam felt it was a trick to get them to stay so she could take the job. She said she’d have given her right arm for the job but this was about their family. Adam asked her what she wanted and she said she wanted it all. He told her to get in the car and that they would find a way to make things work.Credit: Big Talk Productions / ITVWith the DJ at the loo, David gave a bit of a speech crossed with a standup comedy act. He spoke of travel and mentioned Istanbul where he went on his second honeymoon with Robyn. He said he’d like to go there again one day and suggested Robyn might like to go with him too. David began to propose a toast but the DJ must have thought it was Adam proposing to Karen. It ended up in everyone thinking David had proposed to Robyn. She told him she’d like to give it another go and proposed to him and they kissed. Karen made a call to Maxine and gave her terms. She agreed to see her on Monday. As Karen came off the phone, the fireworks Adam had planned went off in celebration of David’s ‘proposal’. Karen was confused and Adam kissed her. Back inside, Karen realised that the proposal was meant for her. Adam asked what she would say and she said that they didn’t need to marry as she was his.Elsewhere in the episode, young Adam (Jack Harper) was planning a European tour for his band. Pete helped him plan it and stepped in to drive the van for them when they needed someone over 21.At the end of the episode, Adam and Matt went off travelling together in the camper van. Before they left, Adam wished Karen good luck for her job. Everyone waved as they drove away. Matt tried to find something to listen to on the radio and they settled for ‘The Female of the Species’ by Space which Adam said was his and Rachel’s song when they got together.ITV have confirmed that Cold Feet is set to take a break but is expected to return in the future to catch up with the gang.
Jamaica Prime Minister on earthquake in ItalyJamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has conveyed Jamaica’s deepest sympathies to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the people of the Republic of Italy, in the wake of a devastating earthquake which has so far killed at least 120 persons .In his letter, Prime Minister Holness said Jamaica is praying for the people of Italy in their time of grief and sorrow.“We join with the rest of the international community in extending our solidarity and support at this time”.The Prime Minister expressed the hope that there will be a speedy recovery in affected areas and that the resilience of the people of Central Italy, will enable them to overcome the impact of this tragedy.Early Wednesday a power earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 toppled homes and other buildings in a wide swath of medieval towns in central Italy .Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, says dozens more were missing or feared dead .
Share Sharing is caring! Tweet NewsRegional Caribbean anti-corruption commissions gather at Commonwealth conference by: – June 23, 2015 (Photo credit: www.valuewalk.com)Anti-corruption commissions from across the Caribbean are gathering in Grenada this week for a Commonwealth conference aimed at boosting regional cooperation and sharing innovations in the fight against graft.The first Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies in the Caribbean brings together the region’s most senior personnel tasked with addressing corruption and upholding standards of integrity.The conference, taking place between 22 and 26 June 2015, is convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat and hosted by the Integrity Commission of Grenada in St. George’s.The meeting is intended to provide a platform for commissions to collaborate, exchange experiences and improve understanding about advanced techniques and procedures in forensics, financial accounting and asset tracking, as well as prosecutions, public education and prevention, among other areas.In a statement, Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj said: “Corruption has been identified by our Commonwealth member countries as a major challenge which, left unaddressed, can sap national resources and hinder economic development. Our response is to bring nations together, recognising that we are at our strongest when we combine our efforts.” Mr Maharaj said.“By providing a forum for national authorities in the Commonwealth Caribbean to learn from one another and develop regional initiatives, we are helping governments to tackle corruption and enforce principles of transparency and integrity,” the Deputy Secretary-General added.Representatives from integrity commissions and similar bodies from Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago are represented at the meeting.In addition, representatives of Caribbean institutions such as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of American States are also in attendance. 49 Views no discussions Share Share
LocalNews Police Force in recruiting process by: Dominica Vibes News – July 20, 2015 Share Sharing is caring! 906 Views 2 comments Share Tweet Share Police graduates (file photo)The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force is in the process of selecting recruits to increase its staff complement.“The Police Force is in high gear with the recruiting process,” police public relations officer Claude Weekes told Dominica Vibes on Monday 20 July 2015.Mr Weekes informed that this recruitment process is not yet complete as there are several stages involved.“The due diligence has to be exercised with respect to recruitment and selection of police officers to be enlisted in the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force,” he stated in addition to various testing, medicals and interviews.“Of course when that is done the final list will be brought to bear and the men or women will be taken to Morne Bruce where they are expected to be for the next six months”.The recruits will be trained in a number of modules to include police administration, crime, court process and prosecution, observation skills, psychology, human rights, drills, physical training, community policing, police duty subject and customer service relations.“That indeed will assist in mitigating or alleviating the problems in terms of man power shortage and man power planning because as you know it’s important that we have enough men,” Mr Weekes informed.He said there has been concern among the public the number of police officers patrolling the streets as well as the “timely response” when reports are made.“We have a mandate to ensure that we operate professionally and in a timely manner so surely within the next six months, that is from the time they get to Morne Bruce and the time that they have graduated from Morne Bruce, surely that will seek to alleviate the shortage and any limitations that is with respect to manpower,” Mr Weekes indicated. “We can only wish the young men and women the very best because the training itself is very rigorous and it’s very great training to develop the young men and women in our society,” he continued. There are over four hundred and eighty-eight officers in the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force.
Ketika mendarat, 6 kaki-kaki kokoh menopang badan drone dan bagian kokpit akan turun menggunkan mesin elevator sehingga penumpng tidak perlu kesusahan untuk menaiki atau turun kendaraan masa depan ini. Selain menggunakan elevator, penumpang juga dapat menggunakan sebuah tangga canggih yang terpisah dengan badan drone. Tangga tersebut akan mengeluarkan sebuah jalur khusus yang menghubungkan dengan kokpit, lalu pintu kokpit akan terbuka dan penumpang bisa turun melalui tangga itu. Fungsi dari jalur khusus tersebut adalah mencegah sayap drone patah karena diinjak oleh penumpang saat turun.Sumber: dailymail.co.ukDalam keadaan darurat, drone yang memiliki kapasitas baterai cadangan pada bagian kokpitnya ini secara otomatis akan melepaskan bagian baling-baling dan mengeluarkan parasut. IFO dapat menempuh perjalanan hingga sekitar 70 menit dan harus kembali diisi ulang ketika daya sudah habis. Berdasarkan pada data yang dihimpun dari dailymail.co.uk, Lazzarini mengaku tidak terlalu banyak merubah setelan dari drone tersebut. “Drone ini dikendalikan dari dalam (kokpit) sehingga dapat mencapai ketinggian yang sama dengan sebuah helikopter,” tuturnya kepada dailymail.co.uk, Senin (27/3/2017). “Saat ini saya tengah mencari investor untuk mewujudkannya. Teknologi ini akan segera dipasarkan,” tambahnya pada kesempatan yang sama. Hingga berita ini diturunkan, belum ada waktu pasti kapan drone dapat mulai mengudara.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBawa Drone Saat Melancong? Jangan Lupakan Tips Ini10/09/2018In “Destinasi”Agar Bermanfaat dan Tak Membahayakan, Begini Syarat Jadi Pilot Drone23/06/2020In “Basis Aplikasi”Ternyata Drone Dilarang di Negara-Negara Ini10/09/2018In “Featured” Sumber: dailymail.co.uk Penggunaan drone sebagai salah satu moda angkutan dewasa ini menjadi topik pembicaraan serius di berbagai Negara di seluruh dunia. Selain diusung-usung sebagai moda transportasi masa depan, keberadaan drone ini juga sudah mulai diuji coba di beberapa Negara, membuktikan bahwa pemerintah Negara yang bersangkutan serius dalam pengadaan salah satu sarana transportasi futuristiknya tersebut. Tidak hanya diperuntukkan sebagai pengangkut penumpang, seperti halnya di Swiss, drone ini juga digunakan untuk mengantarkan hasil sampel laboratorium dari satu rumah sakit ke rumah sakit lainnya.Namun, dari sekian banyak Negara yang mengadopsi drone sebagai moda angkutan, IFO (Identified Flying Objects) menarik perhatian banyak orang. Bagaimana tidak, drone yang nantinya akan digunakan untuk membawa penumpang itu berbentuk layaknya sebuah UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects). Adalah Pierpaolo Lazzarini, seorang berkebangsaan Italia yang merancang drone ini. Pria yang bekerja untuk Jet Capsule ini merancang sedemikian rupa sehingga keselamatan penumpang yang menaikinya dapat diutamakan.Sumber: dailymail.co.ukDrone ini memiliki 8 baling-baling berdaya listrik yang mengitari kabin penumpang dan dapat melaju dengan kecepatan maksimum hingga 193 km per jam. Selain itu, IFO juga dapat terbang dengan ketinggian rata-rata dari sebuah helikopter. Ukuran drone berkapasitas 2 orang ini terbilang cukup besar, yaitu memiliki tinggi sekitar 3 meter dan diameter kokpit sekitar 2 meter. Layaknya gambaran sebuah UFO yang biasa Anda lihat di film-film, bagian kokpit dari drone ini sungguh futuristik dengan 2 buah tuas kemudi lengkap dengan 2 buah layar kemudi di depan tuas tersebut. Juga terdapat 2 buah bangku kemudi yang menghiasi bagian dalam dari drone tersebut.Sumber: dailymail.co.uk
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