Nexans to supply umbilicals to Sangomar project offshore Senegal

first_img Nexans to supply umbilicals for Senegal offshore oil development. (Credit: Nexans.) Nexans, a French cables and optical fibre producer, has signed a contract with Subsea 7 to supply umbilicals for the Sangomar field development project , offshore Senegal.As part of the contract, Nexans has agreed to design and manufacture 46km of umbilicals, which will be produced at its Halden facility in Norway. Delivery of the umbilicals is expected to begin in 2022.The umbilicals are expected to play a vital role in delivering hydraulic, control and instrument services for a stand-alone floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility and associated subsea infrastructure at the field.Under the contract, Nexans will deliver 13,471m of dynamic umbilicals which will be installed from north to south of the project.For the subsequent four phases of the field development, the company will supply 9.503m of main static umbilicals, 8,719m of production infield umbilicals, and 14,650m of injection infield umbilicals.Sangomar offshore oil field was discovered in 2014Discovered in 2014, the Sangomar field is situated 2km below the seabed floor and covers an area of over 400km² at water depths between 700 and 1,400m.It is located about 100km south of Dakar and is also the country’s first offshore oil development.The phased development includes the installation of stand-alone FPSO facility and subsea infrastructure which will be designed to facilitate the next phases of development.Nexans Oil & Gas Sales Director Ragnvald Graff said: “We are delighted to be designing and manufacturing the umbilicals for Senegal’s first offshore oil development. Nexans continues to lead the industry on umbilical technology, and we are excited to contribute our expertise and world-class products to this promising endeavor.“Offshore oil development in West Africa has immense potential, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this important journey.”Last month, Nexans Korea had secured a contract from Hyundai Engineering & Construction (HEC) to supply cables of power, instrumentation and telecom for a new petrochemical complex in Poland from 2020 to 2021. The company will design and manufacture 46km of umbilicals for Senegal’s first offshore oil field developmentlast_img read more

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Rebuilding Fitzpatrick Park

first_imgLast week, I was happy to join with the City Council Members, state and county representatives, Bayonne residents, and building contractors at a ground-breaking ceremony at Francis G. Fitzpatrick Park. The park, which is located on Avenue C between 26th and 27th Streets, was constructed in the 1970s on the site of our former Police and Fire Headquarters. It is named for former Mayor Fitzpatrick, who served from 1962 to 1974. The park has needed renovations for some time.The park will be renovated thoroughly, along with improvements to the neighborhood’s stormwater system. The improvement program will be funded partially by a Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund Grant in the amount of $661,000, and funding from the New Jersey Water Bank in the amount of $1,478,547.50. The Water Bank is a program of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The contractor for the project will be Picerno-Giordano Construction of Kenilworth. × The existing version of the park includes playground equipment, swing sets, a small spray park, a bathroom structure, and seating areas. All of those features will be removed and replaced with modern park improvements. The new version of the park will include separate playgrounds for 2-5 year-olds, and 5-12 year-olds. There will be new swing sets and a splash park area. A roller hockey rink will be installed. It will double as a basketball court. A new porous paver patio area will include game tables and picnic tables that comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. A new drinking fountain will include a pet drinking feature.  Pet waste stations will be added. Twelve shade trees will be installed along with 272 shrubs and other plantings.The improvements will include the installation of stormwater management upgrades, which will reduce the rate of run-off for storm events in both the park and along Avenue C.  The existing sanitary sewer system in Bayonne is a combined system that accepts both sewer discharge and stormwater run-off.  This combination places a strain on the sewer system. We will help address that problem by installing a new stormwater piping system, separate from the sanitary piping from 26th Street to 28th Street. There will be new drainage structures at each of the Avenue C intersections with 26th  27th  and 28th  Streets.Construction is starting this autumn. We expect completion of construction in 2021. We would like to thank the state and county for their support of this great renovation program.last_img read more

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Press release: Digital mortgage signed by borrower and registered at HM Land Registry

first_img By working with partners in the industry, we have secured a simpler and faster service for the benefit of home owners. We are looking forward to rolling this out nationally and will be working with more conveyancers and lenders to do so. We’re delighted to have worked with HM Land Registry and Enact Conveyancing on this industry leading initiative to speed up property transactions. Initial feedback has been very positive, with customers finding the process simple, quick and secure. Although this initiative has started with re-mortgages we’re excited about the potential for it to be extended to purchases in the future. Trafalgar House1 Bedford ParkCroydonCR0 2AQ Ben Carroll, Enact Conveyancing’s Managing Director said: Using the ‘Sign your mortgage deed’ service will mean the borrower will no longer need to apply pen to paper and will instead digitally sign their deed online. Borrowers will save time as they won’t have to get their signatures witnessed or risk their documents being lost in the post. They will be able to log in and sign their deed at any time, meaning their application is more likely to move along more quickly. Borrowers using the service will confirm their identity using GOV.UK Verify. HM Land Registry safeguards land and property ownership worth in excess of £4 trillion, including around £1 trillion of mortgages. The Land Register contains more than 25 million titles showing evidence of ownership for more than 85% of the land mass of England and Wales. HM Land Registry’s mission is to guarantee and protect property rights in England and Wales. HM Land Registry is a government department created in 1862. It operates as an executive agency and a trading fund and its running costs are covered by the fees paid by the users of its services. Its ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. For further information about HM Land Registry visit gov.uk/land-registry. Follow us on: Twitter @HMLandRegistry, our blog, LinkedIn and Facebook. Enact Conveyancing is the UK’s largest direct conveyancing firm providing remortgage and home mover services to the mortgage industry and individual consumers. Coventry Building Society is the UK’s second largest building society and a top ten provider of savings and mortgages with over 1.8 million members. We emphasise innovation that benefits our customers and improves their experience, so we are extremely pleased to join HM Land Registry and Coventry Building Society on this pioneering effort to transform the conveyancing process. This fully-digitised journey will mean that a customer can sign their mortgage deed online at a time and place of their choosing, securely underpinned by the GOV.UK Verify platform. Mobile (5:30pm to 8:30am weekdays, all weekend and public holidays) 07864 689 344 Peter Frost, Chief Operating Officer at Coventry Building Society said:center_img Today, the first digital mortgage deed was entered into the Land Register. Part of the ‘Sign your mortgage deed’ service, HM Land Registry is building for a future without the need for a witness to watch as the homeowner applies an ink signature to a paper mortgage deed, saving time and providing a more secure service to homeowners, lenders and conveyancers.The registration forms part of HM Land Registry’s plans to transform the conveyancing market through quicker and simpler digital services and improved use of technology, making transactions instantaneous where possible and simplifying the home buying process. The registration of the deed follows months of collaboration and testing with Coventry Building Society and Enact Conveyancing and uses GOV.UK Verify to enable borrowers to securely verify their identity before digitally signing their mortgage deed online.HM Land Registry Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar Graham Farrant said: Phone (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm) 0300 006 3365 Contact Email [email protected] Press Office Notes to editorslast_img read more

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Caffé Nero revenue up as it eyes new sites

first_imgItalian coffee shop chain Caffé Nero has posted an 8.8% rise in revenue to £222.4m as it looks to add around 40 stores next year. The results for the year ending 31 May 2014 also revealed that gross profit is up by 10.4% to £54.4m and EBITDA rose by 9.2% to £38.1m.Operating profit rose by 11.4% to £23.5m with operating profit margin increasing to 10.6%, up from 10.3% last year.The company’s expansion is ongoing with 36 stores opened and five closed in the current year, resulting in a net increase of 31 stores, representing 5.7% of the estate.A financial statement said: “The directors continue to believe that there are strong growth prospects in the UK branded coffee bar market and intend to continue the rapid roll out of the Caffé Nero concept around the country.”Caffé Nero offers pastries, paninis, sandwiches and other baked goods such as cakes and biscuits and is represented in 247 towns and cities.last_img read more

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Sturgill Simpson Announces Summer Tour Dates

first_img2016 was a breakout year for country rocker Sturgill Simpson, with his album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth taking the music industry by storm, which initially gained traction with the help from a cover of Nirvana’s In Utero track “In Bloom.” The album has been nominated for Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.Today, Simpson announced plans for an extensive summer tour, including stops at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 14th and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sept. 25th. The tour will run from September 7th through October 6th, and the full schedule can be seen below.Sturgill Simpson – 2017 Tour DatesMar 04 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Okeechobee, FLMay 06 The Wharf Amphitheater Orange Beach, ALJul 07 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre Charlotte, NCJul 08 Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary, NCJul 14 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GAJul 15 Forecastle Festival Louisville, KYJul 16 Sloss Music & Arts Festival Birmingham, ALSep 07 Smart Financial Centre Sugar Land, TXSep 08 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TXSep 09 Austin360 Amphitheater Del Valle, TXSep 14 Radio City Music Hall New York, NYSep 15 Merriweather Post Pavillion Columbia, MDSep 16 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, MASep 19 Fox Theatre Detroit, MISep 21 Fox Theatre St Louis, MOSep 22 Huntington Bank Pavilion Chicago, ILSep 25 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, COSep 29 Arlene Schnitzer Music Hall Portland, ORSep 30 Marymoor Amphitheater Redmond, WAOct 06 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA[via Brooklyn Vegan]last_img read more

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Dance Marathon announces theme

first_imgBelles will don ten-gallon hats and snakeskin boots at this year’s country western themed 2013-2014 Dance Marathon. The theme for the annual Saint Mary’s event was announced Tuesday at the group’s “First Year Call Out” event. Junior co-president Kristen Millar said the Dance Marathon raises funds and awareness for the young patients of Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. “It was started nine years ago by a girl who was really passionate about doing dance marathons and really wanted to do something to help her community and kids who are less fortunate,” Millar said. Throughout the year Dance Marathon sponsors several events including flash mobs, EMX and Dance Marathon merchandise sales and an annual 5k walk/run, Millar said. The main event will take place April 5, she said. “What you try to do is stay on your feet for a full 12 hours in order to raise money for these kids,” Millar said. Last year, the Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon raised a grand total of $104,374.83 for Riley’s Children Hospital, but Millar said the work is not about reaching a goal but rather having a lasting impact on Riley families. “It’s just something fun, even if we don’t hit our goal, because it’s more about awareness than anything else,” she said. Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon has had such an exceptional relationship with the Riley organization for the past nine years that Saint Mary’s has a room in the hospital, Millar said. “Saint Mary’s actually has their own room and it’s really cool because if you ever go there, they can take you to see it,” she said. Millar said she has been involved with Dance Marathon since she was in high school, and her favorite part is meeting Riley families that benefited from raised funds. “I think something that really stuck with me was one man said ‘you are beautifully and fearfully made,’” she said. “His one child was having procedure after procedure and nothing seemed to be working, but they just prayed, and against all odds the child made it.” Millar said the goal of Tuesday’s event was to introduce first year students to Dance Marathon. “I hope that freshmen learn about what Dance Marathon is and that they are excited about this event, but mostly I want people to come to our marathon and really experience it for themselves,” she said. At the event, Millar and co-president, senior Ellen Smith, explained the two different ways first year students could get involved. “First Year Committee is just made of freshmen and their main objective is to really reach out to the freshmen who haven’t necessarily been in this environment before and haven’t seen all the Dance Marathon propaganda around campus,” Millar said. “Miracle workers mostly focus on the day of the marathon by helping with the event getting started and helping with set up and clean up.” Millar said she is excited not only for freshmen to get involved but is looking forward to beginning the year. “Realizing how much you can actually do to help these kids by hearing the stories, seeing all the smiles on their faces and knowing you’re making a difference is what really hits home,” she said.last_img read more

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Community remembers Annrose Jerry at Basilica Mass

first_imgObserver File Photo A mass was held in memory of Notre Dame senior Annrose Jerry in the Basilica Monday night. The Basilica was standing room only as members of the community gathered to honor and remember Jerry.McCormick framed this point by noting that the only variable with respect to time is how much of it we receive.“We have our expectations that we all live to a happy old age, and there’s nothing wrong with that desire,” he said. “The reality that we face is that our mortality has a way of operating under a different set of guiding principles.”Turning to a discussion of Jerry, McCormick noted the anguish facing the community in the wake of her loss.“Tonight, we gather to remember a beloved member of our community, Annrose Jerry,” McCormick said. “From the outside looking in, we see all of the markings of a long tenure in life: a loving family, a deep faith, a second semester senior with an acceptance already into graduate school, communities within Notre Dame where she is loved and admired … however, Annrose does not fit our expected narrative. Just 21 years old, Annrose’s life came to an end. Death met her before anyone could have anticipated.”McCormick acknowledged that making sense of such a loss is hard. People immediately think with sadness about a life that was cut too short in these situations, he said.“One interpretation of these past several days is to greet the news with sadness. The sadness rooted in the fact that Annrose’s life was just too short,” he said. “She had much more to offer. We begin to think what could have been, what life had been possible. This type of sadness typically leads us to ask one question: what can be done so that such a tragedy will not happen again?”McCormick said fear largely motivates this reaction, and fear is not the best way to deal with these emotions. He said scripture offers humans a better approach: surrendering themselves to God, because God wants to help humans through their journey.“The mystery of the Incarnation — Jesus taking on human flesh — reveals to us that God desires to walk amongst us, to share and experience our anxieties, our challenges, our hopes, our joys,” he said.In order to capture this full range of human emotion, it is important to live in the present, McCormick said.“The challenge, if we are not attentive to the past and the future, is that we can simply spend all of our time there,” McCormick said. ”… Instead of taking in a beautiful sunset in its radiance, we worry instead about what the sky will look like when it’s gone. Or worry about a mistake we made an hour ago, and we fail to fully capture the excitement of a friend who desires to share with us something great that’s just happened. This happens all the time.”Exploring the purpose of the service, McCormick said congregants should apply this principle and not focus on the fact that Jerry’s life ended too soon, but rather celebrate and express gratitude for the life she lived.“The invitation this night provides is to give thanks for Annrose’s life and to entrust her to the tender love and mercy of God,” he said. “This posture, I admit, requires a mindfulness that roots our decisions in the virtues of faith, hope and love. While challenging, to remain steadfast to that, in the moment, they will serve — I promise you — as better guides than fear ever will.”Tags: Annrose Jerry, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Pete McCormick, University President Fr. John Jenkins Community members gathered Monday night in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to remember and celebrate the life of Annrose Jerry, a Notre Dame senior. Jerry was reported missing last Thursday and her body was discovered Friday in St. Mary’s Lake.University President Fr. John Jenkins celebrated the mass and director of Campus Ministry Fr. Pete McCormick delivered the homily. Vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding delivered a reading, while senior and student body president Elizabeth Boyle read half of the Prayers of the Faithful.The crowd in Notre Dame’s Basilica was standing room only. Towards the end of his homily, McCormick announced Jerry had posthumously been awarded her diploma earlier in the evening.In welcoming the congregation to the service, Jenkins took note of the communal sadness of the occasion. However, he said the mass was also filled with a certain sense of hope.“We come here, of course, with very heavy hearts, as we mourn the passing of Annrose,” Jenkins said in his opening remarks. “But we also come with hope. The hope of Jesus, who overcame sin and death.”In his homily, McCormick reflected on the passage of time.“Lately, I’ve been thinking about the curious nature of time,” McCormick said. ”There are moments when time moves painfully slowly — think of a class that just would not end. Typically, the moment we start looking at the clock, it’s almost as if the second hand is dipped in molasses … Then there are other moments, when time seemingly just zips down the clock … yet whether slow or fast, time is methodical.”last_img read more

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Dogwoods Dropping Leaves

first_imgHomeowners become alarmed when the leaves start dropping off their favoritelandscape trees. “But the tree will leaf out again,” Williams-Woodward said. For young, small dogwoods, homeowners can prevent powdery mildew infections withsprays of Immunex. Daconil will work, too, she said, but will not control the fungus aswell. The weather was wonderful for dogwood blooms this spring. But it wasn’t so great forthe trees themselves. “We’ve had a lot of powdery mildew this spring, especially on dogwoods,” said JeanWilliams-Woodward, a plant pathologist with the University of Georgia ExtensionService. Powdery mildew infects almost every landscape tree, she said. But the fungi arehost-specific. Crape myrtles, for instance, also get the disease but are infected by adifferent fungus. “On some dogwoods the leaves may turn gray or have darker blotches on them,”Williams-Woodward said. “This, too, is powdery mildew, but just older infections.” However they look, leaves with powdery mildew aren’t long for this world. “Once the leaf is infected,” she said, “the fungus moves across the leaf surface andblocks the sunlight. Some leaves may remain on the tree, but most usually fall.” Warm, humid days and cold nights, she said, are ideal for powdery mildew ondogwoods. The fungus usually appears as a white coating on the leaf surface. Most powdery mildew fungi will cause the leaves to drop off. The fungus that infectscrape myrtles, though, is an exception. Once a tree is infected, she said, there’s no way to control it. “It helps to rake andremove the leaves that drop off,” she said. “That will help protect new growth or nextyear’s growth.” For large dogwoods, nothing else can be done. “There are fungicides you can use toprevent powdery mildew,” she said, “but you will never get enough coverage on alarge tree.” “Powdery mildew is very active in late spring through early summer,”Williams-Woodward said. “It peaks in June, then drops off some through the summer.”last_img read more

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Faulty fluids

first_imgWith so many sports drinks, vitamin waters, energy drinks and specialty teas on the market, consumers may wonder which is best for them. An expert with University of Georgia says to be wary of them all and that milk and water are still the best thirst quenchers. “These special drinks are loaded with calories, and we don’t need it,” said Connie Crawley, a nutrition expert with UGA Cooperative Extension. “There is a time and place for some of these drinks, and having one as a lunch beverage is not appropriate.” Sports drinksAthletes and exercisers who spend more than an hour working out and sweating profusely may need a boost of electrolytes from a sports drink. “A teenage boy practicing football for three hours a day may need a sports drink, but a child riding a bike for an hour does not,” Crawley said. “It is not uncommon for an athlete to lose one to two pounds of sweat at practice. This is water weight, and they need to replenish what they’ve lost. But, they shouldn’t continue drinking these salted and sugary beverages for several hours after practice.” Even juice is not the best choice. It is easy to consume several hundred calories from juice if you drink more than a small glass. Instead, eat the fruit during practice or exercise.Vitamin waterVitamin waters and enhanced teas offer extra doses of vitamins and minerals. Drinking a bottle of water with added vitamin C will not ward off a cold, Crawley said. These marketing ploys aren’t based on science. “There is a misconception that the more vitamins you get the better,” she said. “You need vitamins, but for the most part you can get all you need from what you eat if you eat a balanced diet. For a few nutrients, you can actually get too much.” Fluoridated water is the only mineral water needed. Fluoride helps to build strong teeth and bones. Most bottled water lacks fluoride, so drink water from the tap if your city water is fluoridated. Fluoride supplements are also available from your child’s doctor.Energy boostersStore shelves offer an array of energy-boosting beverages loaded with caffeine. Once you start drinking these regurlarly, more is needed overtime to feel the boost. “To increase the effect of these beverages, limit them,” Crawley said. “Caffeine is more effective if you drink it only occasionally.”When we take in extra calories through drinks, our brains don’t process them like calories from foods, she said. So we don’t feel full. We still want to eat the same amount of food, or calories, at our meals and snacks. “Our bodies are programmed not to metabolize fluid calories the same way as food,” Crawley said. “As a method of self preservation, we continue to drink so we don’t get dehydrated and die. If fluid calories made us feel full, we might not drink enough to keep us hydrated.” Milk and waterMilk and water are still the best drinks. Adults need about eight 8-ounce glasses of liquid a day. If those come from water and two or three cups of milk, you limit the empty calories going into your body. In 1994, the average teenager consumed 64.5 gallons of soft drink per year. In 2002, consumption had decreased slightly, but teenagers were still drinking 21 ounces of soda each day and only 11 ounces of milk. Teenage girls were drinking even less milk, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Children, especially girls, need to drink at least 16 ounces to 24 ounces of milk a day. Once a person reaches adulthood, bones store less calcium. So, kids need to build strong bones during their childhood and teenage years, Crawley said.Set a good example for your kids and give up sodas and specialty drinks.“Cut out 100 calories a day of empty calories from sweet drinks and you will lose 10 pounds a year, as long as you don’t add the calories somewhere else,” she said. Also look at the nutrition labels. Be aware that some cans and bottles actually hold two to three servings inside. If you drink the whole can or bottle, you will be getting double or triple the calories and sugar listed.last_img read more

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Your brand needs a voice

first_imgThink about all the competition your bank or credit union faces. There are all the other banks and credit unions around town, not to mention payday lenders, upstart online banking options and even crowd-sourced lending options. It’s definitely a crowded playing field.If you’ve already invested time and money in a brand, congratulations, you’re on the right track. However, in order to truly divest itself from the cacophony of other financial services providers vying for consumers’ time, your brand must have its own unique voice.More importantly, this brand voice must accurately and actively mirror your bank or credit union culture. Culture, the genetic makeup of your financial situation, is best uncovered and polished-off during brand-specific workshop exercises. The road to unearthing your unique culture (and subsequent brand voice) will require deep-thinking, answering difficult questions and taking big steps. But the end result, your unique brand voice, is worth the effort. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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