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Saipem and its consortium partners Bos Shelf and Star Gulf have secured USD 1.5 billion Shah Deniz Stage 2 contract from BP.Saipem share in the contract is approximately USD 1.3 billion, the company informed. The contract duration is for five years plus a possible extension for a further five years. Ulstein has introduced a new cable lay vessel, the LX109 design.The new, patent pending, Ulstein Cable Arch system in combination with open top vessel design results in total of 12,500 t of power cable that can be laid as one single piece, the company explained. Aker Solutions has confirmed that three employees and a contractor working for the company were on board the helicopter that crashed today off the coast of Bergen in Norway.The helicopter was on route to Bergen from the Statoil-operated Gullfaks B platform in the North Sea. The cause of the crash, which occurred outside Turøy in Fjell municipality, was not determined. There were 13 people on board. IMR and light construction player Harkand has entered into administration after it, earlier this year, defaulted on the payment of its senior secured bond issue and interest, due to insufficient liquidity.Reportedly, this will result in 171 jobs lost. 39 staff will be retained for a short period to assist with the wind-down of the European business. Halliburton and Baker Hughes have terminated the merger agreement they entered into in November 2014, effective April 30, 2016.In connection with the termination of the merger agreement, Halliburton will pay Baker Hughes the termination fee of $3.5 billion by Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (May 02 – May 08).
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Compin will be showcasing its modular passenger seating range, and describing how operators can make long term cost savings by selecting the most appropriate seat design for their needs.MTU Friedrichshafen will be showing ‘powerful yet environmentally-friendly’ engines for locos and multiple-units.Höft & Wessel and its partner PSI will be presenting the latest updates to the Almex.compact mobile ticket dispensers for use onboard trains and trams. Able to take payment by coins, notes or smart cards, the machines are being targeted at operators seeking to revitalise public transport in Eastern Europe.Schaltbau will be exhibiting a range of switches and connections certified for railway use, including emergency isolators. Swiss firm Qnamic is to presenting the capabilities of its RailOpt 2 integrated resource management software.Deuta-Werke will be showing its speed monitoring equipment, SIL4 SDU odometry platform for use with ETCS, and modular train event recorders. The Bergisch Gladbach-based firm will also be exhibiting complete driving desk modules.Voith will be unveiling the Maxima 40CC six-axle diesel-hydraulic loco (RG 7.06 p402) at InnoTrans. It can accept a 12 or 16 cylinder engine rated at up to 3600 kW, and is designed to haul a 2000 tonne train up a 1% grade at 60 km/h.Voestalpine Schienen is to launch its LCC Rail software at InnoTrans, helping infrastructure managers reduce rail life cycle costs. A development of the Urban Rail LCC tool, this uses customers’ own data to calculate how costs can be lowered.Italian firm SELI will be highlighting the expertise it has gained in constructing tunnels through all types of ground in urban and mountainous regions. Phoenix Dichtungstechnik will be presenting profiles for rail track infrastructures and seals for tunnel construction, as well as sound absorbing sub-ballast elastomer mats and resilient bedding for grooved tram rails.Leoliner Fahrzeug-Bau Leipzig will be bringing along two examples of the low-cost tram designs it offers to cities in central and eastern Europe which are looking to revitalise their tramways within limited budgets.Czech rolling stock supplier Skoda Transportation will be displaying an 06T low-floor tram – the model which the Plzen-based company is supplying to Sardinian operator FdS for the 950mm gauge tram-train project in Cagliari.Flexicon will be exhibiting with the UK’s Railway Industry Association, with staff on hand to offer technical advice on choosing the best flexible conduit for surface and underground cabling requirements.CAPTION: Swiss rolling stock builder Stadler will be displaying one of the four Riggenbach rack-and-pinion electric multiple-units which were delivered to the metre-gauge Zugspitze mountain railway in Bayern this summer
Thousands attend colourful annual carnival in Cape Town, South Africa File photo. Empty graves are seen at the Durbanville Memorial Park in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, May 21, 2020. With dramatically increased community transmissions, Cape Town has become the centre of the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa and the entire continent. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht).Cape Town has become the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa and one of Africa’s hot spots.The popular tourist destination at the southern tip of Africa had more than 12,000 confirmed cases as of Thursday, representing 63% of South Africa’s 19,000 cases and about 10% of Africa’s 95,000 cases.Gauteng province containing Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, and the capital, Pretoria, had been expected to be the country’s epicenter with its population density and poverty levels, but Cape Town defied predictions with high levels of community transmission.“No model upfront predicted what we see in Western Cape (province),” Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize told journalists Thursday. “The explosion of cases in Western Cape is out of the expected range and it may be that we need to have additional interventions to try and contain those numbers.”Cape Town’s mountains and beaches may have contributed to its high number of COVID-19 cases. With direct flights to several European capitals, it is believed that tourists not showing symptoms brought the virus and it began to spread undetected.Cape Town is expected to reach its peak of cases around the end of June, while the rest of South Africa is expected to peak in August or September.South Africa may see between 40,000 to 45,000 deaths by November, according to the Modelling and Simulation Hub, Africa, a group of scientists and academics advising the government.In this photo taken Tuesday, May 19, 2020, customers queue at a mall without practicing social distancing at a mall in Khayelitsha in Cape Town South Africa. With dramatically increased community transmission, Cape Town has become the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa and the entire continent. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht).By year’s end some 13 million of South Africa’s 57 million people could be infected, their study said.While South Africa reportedly has adequate hospital beds it remains short of intensive care facilities. It has about 3,300 intensive care beds but predictions suggest more than 20,000 could be needed.“It is not just a question of beds, it is trained staff and ventilators that will be needed and those are difficult to provide quickly,” said Juliet Pulliam, director of the South African Center for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis, who contributed to the study. Cape Town could experience a shortage of ICU beds by the end of June, she warned.Cape Town and Western Cape province are six to eight weeks ahead of the rest of South Africa in the outbreak, health experts said.“The lessons we are learning now, we are sharing with the rest of the country,” said Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape’s top health officer.Khayelitsha, a shantytown of nearly 500,000, is one of Cape Town’s hot spots. A field hospital is being constructed to increase the capacity of Khayelitsha District Hospital and should open by June 1, according to Doctors Without Borders.One local problem is a delay in test results, in some cases up to eight to 10 days, said Dr. Claire Keene, medical coordinator for the Doctors Without Borders project. Another is that some healthcare workers have tested positive.Police check permits at a taxi rank in Bellville a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, May 21, 2020, during an eased lockdown in the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With dramatically increased community transmissions, Cape Town has become the centre of the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa and the entire continent. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht).A second hot spot in the outbreak is the Tygerburg area near Cape Town International Airport.Cape Town has suffered a massive economic slump from the tourism slump and lockdown restrictions, said Western Cape premier Alan Winde, estimating that 200,000 jobs have been lost and 1.2 million to 1.8 million people in the province are hungry.Winde, in self-isolation after coming in contact with a TV cameraman who later died of COVID-19, wants restrictions relaxed to boost economic activity.“We need to see the economy open up with the new normal operations, but without putting our health system under severe strain,” he told reporters. “We need to keep the curve as flat as possible.”Meanwhile the rest of South Africa eagerly anticipates the relaxation of lockdown restrictions on June 1. Some government officials have said Johannesburg and other parts of the country will allow more people to return to work and resume the sale of alcohol and cigarettes.Schools will resume classes, starting with students in grades 7 and 12, but many teachers and parents have expressed concern they will be exposed to the virus.Related South Africa ponders moving Parliament from Cape Town to Pretoria South Africa falls to New Zealand in Cape Town 7s final
Tweet LocalNewsPolitics Opposition Leader cautions police officers by: Dominica Vibes News – June 17, 2016 Share Sharing is caring! Share 1319 Views 12 comments Share Participants of the Candle Light Vigil at MarigotLeader of the Opposition, United Workers Party (UWP) Lennox Linton has warned police officers not to follow unlawful instructions to intimidate or harass anyone.Mr Linton was speaking during an all-night Candle light vigil at Marigot on Thursday 16 June 2016.The all-night vigil was called in light of the closure of the Marigot Hospital on 3 June by the Ministry of Health because of mold and fungus infestation.“Those of us who are governed have a responsibility to speak to those who govern us. And when those who govern us are doing foolishness, we who are in charge must let them know that they are doing foolishness and no policeman should get offended about that,” Mr Linton said. He added that “the power in people is greater than the people in power” and that “the people in power only have power because the people with the power have transferred to you that group to exercise for them in government and they are paid to do that”.Mr Linton, who is the Member of Parliament for the Marigot Constituency, said politicians should not intimidate members of the public against expressing concern about matters which affect them.“So do not believe that you are masters of the people, and do not believe that when the people feel that when their interest have been injured, when the people feel that their desires and aspirations are not being met, when the people feel that their vital interest are being ignored, that you can go and instruct your police officers to tell your people, who gave you power, that you cannot speak to me. That is what we have to avoid in Dominica”.According to Mr Linton, police officers should not obey unlawful instructions, regardless of who gives these instructions. “I think we have enough intelligent police officers in Dominica to know that there is no burden, no obligation on anyone of you to obey unlawful instructions. And when those instructions are asking you to turn on your people because your people are standing for righteous causes, you have to stand up and say to whoever has told you that, no!”He instructed the officers to say no because they “do not serve any man, I don’t serve any Prime Minister, I serve the people of Dominica that’s who pays me”.“The Police Commissioner does not pay your salary, the Prime Minister does not pay your salary. The people of Dominica pay you to work on their behalf and that’s the only power that you should recognize in Dominica,” Mr Linton advised police officers.In addition, the Opposition Leader warned police officers to focus on protecting and serving the people of Dominica.“So when they have you doing all kind of ‘makakwi’, hiding in bush in the night in fatigue, waiting on a peaceful gathering that is here talking about their concerns they are making fools of you, they are ridiculing you and you need to take that to heart”.Mr Linton said “there’s no threat, the country is not under threat” yet police officers are deployed to the meeting while “the work that you’re supposed to do to protect the people in Dominica, it’s not being done”.“You have to be careful, you have to be careful as the Police Force of Dominica,” Mr Linton cautioned.Audio Playerhttps://www.dominicavibes.dm/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/June-16-2016-Lennox-Linton.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
The first four winners in Flow’s ‘Get Xtra this Christmas’ campaign have been rewarded. The huge grocery hampers packed with a variety of products ranging from staple food items, canned goods and toiletries valued at five hundred dollars each, was won by 16-year-old Aliya Jackson from the village of Mahaut who qualified by activating a combo plan. The other food hamper went to the household of Canefield resident Joseph Challenger, a new broadband and IPTV customer represented by his caretaker, Beverly Isidore.During a live presentation ceremony at the Flow Customer Experience Centre (main store) on Friday, the first five-hundred-dollar ($500) cash award was presented to Claudinus Belle of the Kalinago territory, represented by his daughter. An elderly gentleman who is enjoying his new Flow broadband and television services, Augustus Joseph, emerged as the second winner of the $500 cash prize. Mr. Joseph commented on how pleased he was to be one of the first winners in the Christmas draw.Flow’s Retail Sales Customer Service Representative, Zwady Polydore assisted with the presentations. Flow has made it very easy for customers to qualify in the Christmas campaign by simply activating any of the five value-packed combo plans or by sign-up for any service including Superfast Broadband, Flow Evo, Post-paid and Pre-paid.Flow’s Christmas campaign has something for everyone.• Triple Data Tuesday’s & Sunday’s for all prepaid Combo subscribers• FREE whatsapp (Chat, Video, Voice & File transfers) for customers who activate the Large and Xtra Large Combo Plan• Free evening and weekend on-net Talk for residential post-paid customers and will extend until the end of March 2018• Potential Flow Evo & Superfast Broadband customers will enjoy Free Installation plus 40% off Broadband service for two months with the signup for both products• Weekly cash & prizes to be won plus three lucky customers will win the ultimate prize of a 55” Flat screen television, 1 year & 6months free serviceAt the end of this week, two more customers will win a food hamper and $500 cash respectively.C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region increasingly include combinations of services comprised of digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.For more information, please visit www.lla.com.Aliyah JackosonAugustus JosephBeverly IsidoreDaughter of Claudinus Bell LocalNews Flow rewards Christmas Campaign Winners! by: – December 13, 2018 Share Share Tweet 212 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring!