Don’t forget me, Notts

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They’ll never walk alone

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Gurney’s Themed Igloos

first_imgIndependent/Courtesy Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater SpaGurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is highlighting seven multi-sensory, themed igloos.A Harry Potter-themed igloo includes the “Harry Potter” soundtrack, and is designed to incorporate elements like glass bottles to mimic potions, floating candles, a suitcase with a Gryffindor scarf, wands, and sorting hats for photo-ops. There will also be a Harry Potter trivial pursuit game. The book series will be on-hand for guests to share a favorite passage.The igloos reflect the design, activities, music, and cocktail/drink pairings for each theme. Other themes include Santa’s workshop, astrology, astronomy, tropical summer, log cabin, and après ski.Igloos are available seven days a week, but guests should make a reservation. Visit www.gurneysresorts.com. Sharelast_img read more

Red ink for Bluewater

first_imgFPSO Munin; Image: BluewaterBluewater, a service provider and operator of floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs), has posted a loss of $99 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to a profit of $2.8 million in 4Q 2014.According to the company’s 4Q results report, the major fall of the oil price since mid-2014 has had negative consequences for the company’s business performance and financial outlook.The lower oil prices coupled with depleting field reservoirs have in 2015 led to discussions with the company’s FPSO clients about the sustainability of continued economic production, which resulted in agreed reductions of Bluewater’s lease revenues, the company explained.Additionally, the contract for the FPSO Glas Dowr producing from the Kitan field, in the Timor Sea, for the Italian oil company Eni was terminated for convenience and the FPSO ceased operations on December 14, 2015. The disconnection project for the FPSO Glas Dowr started in February and is conducted by Technip and Australia’s Neptune was contracted to provide air diving services.With the continued lower oil price, there is increased uncertainty around the timing of award for new contracts to redeploy the FPSOs, the operator said. The adverse market circumstances have also had a negative timing effect on the future development of the single point mooring (SPM) order backlog.The fourth quarter 2015 EBITDA for the FPSO division was $47.7 million, resulting in an EBITDA of $169.9 for the FPSO division for the year 2015 compared to $150.1 million EBITDA for the year 2014. The $19.8 million increase in EBITDA compared to the year 2014 was mainly driven by a $63.7 million increase in EBITDA for the FPSO Haewene Brim.Bluewater said that this increase in EBITDA was due to $67.6 million increase in amortization of deferred income in relation to the capitalized Brynhild project costs, partly offset by increased maintenance costs and reduced income due to constraints in production levels during the year 2015.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Will rising student debt lead to a ‘lost generation’ of solicitors?

first_imgLawyers unite on 3 July to join the Pride London Parade, celebrating and promoting diversity in the profession. It is just 15 years since the Law Society added sexual orientation to its code of practice in respect of discrimination, which illustrates just how contemporary the diversity debate remains in so many of its strands – and how much progress has been made in recent times. Other developments in this sphere are less encouraging. Trainee debt is soaring; 35% have debts of over £15,000 and 55% of more than £10,000. And this is before the government lifts the tuition fee cap, which could treble these figures. Would you have gone to university in the certain knowledge you would graduate owing £50,000? Research published this week by the Sutton Trust Educational Charity showed that a big rise in tuition fees is likely to lead to a dramatic fall in the number of teenagers aspiring to go to university – with those from poorer backgrounds most likely to abandon hope of getting a degree. Staff and students at more than 70 colleges and universities demonstrated against funding cuts, warning of a ‘lost generation’ of learners. As the years pass, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability are likely to diminish in importance as determinants of access to a career (and success within it). That’s a good thing, of course. But in a US-style market for higher education, how much money your parents have got is going to become much more important. Is it time for a graduate tax?last_img read more

Construction industry gossip: Coronavirus masks and Donald Trump in India

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

MOL launches dedicated projects brand

first_imgMOL Group says that the new brand represents its effort to clearly define each company within the group, and demonstrate its capabilities in the project cargo field.Since heavy plant and project cargo transport is one of MOL Group’s major focuses, the group explained that four of its companies – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, MOL Logistics, Utoc, and Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai – will jointly demonstrate the MOL Project & Heavy Cargo brand.The new brand logo will be displayed at the Breakbulk China exhibition being held in Shanghai this week.As well as offering turnkey logistics solutions for project cargo shipments, MOL also offers a broad range of other services, including plant engineering, installation and assembly work; ocean transport services, using multipurpose vessels, ro-ro ships and containerships; and other logistics services, such as forwarding and Customs clearance. The logo for MOL’s new project and heavy cargo brand. www.mol.co.jplast_img read more

SC&RA workshop set for September

first_imgThe SC&RA is optimistic that the 2015 workshop will be even more successful than last year’s workshop in Dallas, Texas, which attracted over 550 engineers, crane operators, safety directors and managers.The workshop will focus on safety issues, regulatory and legislative updates, and networking opportunities.Keynote speaker, Eric Chester, will present an educational session on strategies that companies use to retain their young workforce; Jeremy Landry of Deep South Crane and Rigging will present on jack and roll techniques; John Groce of WireCo will speak about crucial calls when evaluating wire ropes; and Frank Hegan of Crane Tech Solutions will discuss increasing safety and productivity through visual technology. In addition, Bill Smith of NBIS will discuss new crane rules and new compliance directives; while John Glinski of Tappan Zee Construction will give a project spotlight on a new bridge project in New York. George Young will moderate a panel that will examine the repair and replacing of structures; Kris Koberg of DICA Outrigger Pads will speak on the three factors affecting the size of the crane mat or outrigger pad; and representatives from Barnhart, Fagioli and Transdata Movimentacao De Cargas Complexas will present details of the winners of the SC&RA’s 2015 rigging job of the year awards.The workshop will begin the SC&RA crane and rigging group’s tower crane committee on September 22. Additional meetings and events throughout the workshop include: meetings of the safety, education and training committee, labour committee and governing committee; and exhibit centre; raffle draw; hot buffet lunch; and other receptions.www.scranet.orglast_img read more

First Chinese archaeological team in Egypt starts excavation in Luxor’s Montu…

first_imgEgypt’s Luxor tourism The first Chinese archaeological team in Egypt has officially started excavation work in Montu Temple at the Karnak Temple Complex of monument-rich southern city of Luxor.Courtesy: Xinhua“This is a very important moment for us,” Jia Xiaobing, head of the Chinese archaeological mission in Egypt, told a press conference held in the open air at the precinct of Montu Temple.“Both Egypt and China are ancient civilizations with long histories and with the help of our Egyptian colleagues, I hope this project will bring fruitful results,” he said.The project is an outcome of a protocol of cooperation signed between the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in October.They formed a joint Egyptian-Chinese archaeological mission to do the excavation works in the relics of Montu Temple that has been untouched and closed for visitors for decades.For his part, Mostafa al-Saghir, director-general of Karnak temples in Luxor, hailed the cooperation with Chinese archeologists, expecting the first Chinese mission in Egypt to be a beginning for further archeological cooperation between the two sides.“I expect very fruitful archeological cooperation between Egypt and China. It will be a strong beginning for the excavation work of the first Chinese mission in Egypt in Montu Temple in Karnak,” Saghir told Xinhua after the official announcement.“The Chinese team has distinguished members with massive expertise that qualifies them for efficient work in the Karnak temples,” he added.The event was attended by a number of Egyptian and Chinese officials including Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, director-general of Upper Egypt’s antiquities, Mohamed Yahia, director-general of Luxor antiquities, and Shi Yuewen, cultural counselor of the Chinese embassy in Cairo.Egypt, one of the world’s oldest civilizations, has been working hard to preserve its archaeological heritage and discover the secrets of its ancient artifacts.Over the past few years, the country has witnessed several big archaeological discoveries including pharaonic tombs, statues, coffins, mummies, burial sites and funerary gardens.Ties between Egypt and China have been growing fast over the past few years with the support of the political leadership of both sides, which led to elevating their cooperation to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership.Related Egypt’s Tourism Sector taps into Chinese Marketcenter_img The Nile Series: what remains of Egypt’s biggest temple (balloon trip in Luxor)last_img read more

Deal or No Deal: Will The Browns Sign Their Impending Free Agents?

first_img Brandon Urasek While a pharmacy major at Toledo by day, Brandon Urasek is now making his mark in the journalism scene specializing in fantasy football and all things Cleveland sports. A five time fantasy football league champ and two time runner-up in ten tries, Brandon strives to help people with their lineups each week in both personal and weekly fantasy leagues in addition to covering the other various Cleveland teams. Follow Brandon on twitter @burasek10 S Tashaun GipsonDEALThe Browns are void of talent on this team. They have to retain their best players. Gipson is the best player the Browns have set to hit free agency. Gipson was a Pro Bowler last year recording six interceptions in just six games. Injuries have hampered him a little bit over the last couple years, he played in eleven last year and thirteen this year. When you compare his numbers over the last few seasons with other top safeties like Jairus Byrd and Earl Thomas, they are almost identical. Previously when the Browns had a young Pro Bowl safety set to hit free agency, they let TJ Ward walk to sign Donte Whitner for more money. The Browns can’t make the same mistake this time. Gipson was not the reason why the pass defense has been so bad. He can only cover so much ground and the corners have to be able to cover their man.WR Travis BenjaminDEAL (IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT)Benjamin is a tricky signing if you ask me. The reason is he’s a one year wonder. Coming into this season, he only had 41 receptions in his previous three seasons. There have been some questions about his return ability with the amount of punts he has muffed especially in 2014. There are also the size and durability questions. At 5’10” 175 pounds he does not have the size you want from a receiver that can be durable taking some of the hits he might have to take going over the middle or down the field. Watching him this season, he was clearly the best receiver the Browns had. With the questions around Josh Gordon, the Browns need to have somebody next year at receiver. If they can get him around five maybe six million a year you do it. That would put him in the Golden Tate and Marques Colston type pay for comparison. If he starts demanding anything more than that you let him walk.OT Mitchell SchwartzNO DEALSchwartz has been good and bad over his time in Cleveland. There were questions going into the season whether he should move to guard because he does not have the ability to block some of the better pass rushers in the NFL. I think that concern was confirmed during this season. Schwartz has to rank towards the top five in the NFL in sacks allowed this season on a team that allowed the third most sacks in the NFL. He’s still better than most at run blocking, but on a team that averaged less than 100 yards a game who wanted to be a running team the Browns can look to draft or bring in somebody new who’s better adept. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsBrownsFree AgencyTerrelle PryorTravis Coonslast_img read more