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Exceedence joins Ocean Energy Europe

first_imgExceedence, the developer behind a financial planning, evaluation and optimisation software – ExceedenceFINANCE – built for the marine renewables industry, has become a member of Ocean Energy Europe.Rémi Gruet, CEO, Ocean Energy Europe, said: “We welcome Exceedence as our newest member. The production of sophisticated financial modelling software, such as ExceedenceFINANCE, is a further sign of the sector’s growing maturity and will contribute to declining project development costs in the years to come.”ExceedenceFINANCE was funded by Enterprise Ireland, and developed by software engineers, financial analysts, industry specialists, and researchers in University College Cork MaREI centre, before being spun out into Exceedence.Its aim is to allow all the stakeholders from device developers, project developers, government agencies, VCs, utilities, consultants and financial houses to quickly and easily create robust and reliable techno-financial models built around existing and emerging standards.Ray Alcorn, CEO of Exceedence, said: “We are delighted to become members of OEE and hope that Exceedence and our offerings can help accelerate the industry towards credible commercial returns. ExceedenceFINANCE is the first product in our pipeline and we will continue to develop further modules, software tools and services in response to the needs of the renewable industry.”Exceedence was set up in 2014 to catalyse commercialisation and investment in marine renewable industry by providing the gold standard financial evaluation for the sector.Ocean Energy Europe is a Brussels-based industry group representing the renewable ocean energy sector in Europe.[mappress mapid=”644″]last_img read more

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Scheuerle develops SPMT widening adaptor

first_imgThe development, which was initiated at the request of Mammoet and introduced at bauma 2016 this week, makes it possible to increase the track width of a split SPMT – thereby increasing the width of the loading platform without the need to add more SPMT trailer units.Scheuerle’s new SPMT variation is quite literally split down the middle along its entire length. Double sets of articulated arms are attached to the inner walls of the two halves of the split SPMT and to runners that slide over a central tube down the centre of the SPMT. The central tube keeps the articulated arms aligned as they move to either increase or decrease the track width.The split SPMT with a widening adaptor has a minimum width of 3 m and a maximum width of 6.4 m, which means that one row of split SPMTs can replace two rows of conventional SPMTs.Furthermore, by removing the widening mechanism and placing it on top of the two reconnected SPMT halves, the width is reduced to 2.43 m, which allows the split SPMT to be shipped on a standard flatrack shipping container.Mammoet says that the advantage with the new system is that it removes the need for multiple SPMTs to be connected side-by-side to create a wider loading platform to ensure stability, as is often the requirement when transporting high and wide loads with a high centre-of-gravity – such as large pipe rack modules.The widening adaptor, which allows for variable spacing of split SPMT trailers, increases the width of the loading platform without the need to add more SPMTs and Power Pack Units (PPUs), says Mammoet.The split SPMT with widening adaptor was tested and approved by Mammoet at the end of last year and the first units will go into operation in the first half of 2016.One split SPMT with a widening adapter can replace two rows of conventional SPMTs.The widening adaptor works with double sets of articulated arms attached to the inner walls of the two halves of the SPMT and to runners that slide over a central tube down the middle of the SPMT. www.mammoet.comwww.scheuerle.comlast_img read more

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RSS eyes heavy lift sector

first_imgSteve Hutin, managing director at UK-based RSS, said: “Our heavy lift initiative is two-pronged in that we want to ensure we have the products and expertise to respond to demand, but we must also continue to raise our profile in the sector so more industry professionals view us as a company capable of delivering below-the-hook solutions at the higher end of the marketplace.”He added that the company will be looking at its stock levels and manufacturing capabilities while refocusing the image of the company on its capability to supply heavy lifting and crane accessories.Hutin added: “Some might say anything over 250 tonnes is a heavy lift but we have equipment suppliers with the engineering capability to go into the thousands of tonnes. Taking into account the super or mega-heavy end of the market, the lines are blurred further.”That’s why we look at the sector not only in terms of capacity but also in the context of complexity, where a spreader beam, slings, and other rigging gear might be required beneath the hook of a single crane.”From its six location in the UK, RSS provides a variety of rigging equipment, including spreader beams, wire rope slings and wire rope bobbins.Its site in Warrington is in close proximity to the heavy lift depot of Ainscough Crane Hire, which named RSS a preferred supplier of lifting and rigging equipment.  www.ropeandsling.co.uklast_img read more

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In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience

first_img SHARE Published: June 21, 2017 9:31 PM EDT In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) Struggling to advance his agenda in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to the Midwest on Wednesday in search of his supporters’ warm embrace and to celebrate a Republican congressional victory in an election viewed as an early referendum on his presidency.Trump touched down Wednesday evening in rainy Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and headed to a local community college, where he toured agriculture technology innovations, and then to a campaign rally where he reveled in Karen Handel’s victory in a special election in a House district in suburban Atlanta.“We’re 5-0 in special elections,” said Trump in front of a boisterous crowd that packed a downtown arena. “The truth is, people love us … they haven’t figured it out yet.”He also applauded Republican Ralph Norman, who notched a slimmer-than-expected win in a special election to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, and mocked Handel’s challenger, Jon Ossoff, saying the Democrats “spent $30 million on this kid who forgot to live in the district.”Trump, no stranger to victory laps, turned his visit to a battleground state he captured in November into a celebration of his resilience despite the cloud of investigations that has enveloped his administration and sent his poll numbers tumbling.With the appearance in Cedar Rapids, he will have held five rallies in the first five months in office.The event underscores Trump’s comfort in a campaign setting. He laughed off the occasional heckler, repeated riffs from last year’s rallies and appeared far more at ease when going after Democrats in front of adoring crowds than trying to push through his own legislative agenda from the confines of the White House.Trump’s aides are making a renewed push to get the president out of Washington. The capital is consumed with the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election and Trump’s firing of his FBI director.Campaign rallies energize Trump by placing him in front of supporters who have stuck by him and are likely to dismiss the investigations as Beltway chatter.Iowa, with its large share of independent voters, could be a proving ground for whether Trump can count on the support of voters beyond his base. Unaffiliated voters, or “no party” voters as they are known in Iowa, make up 36 percent of the electorate, compared with 33 percent who register Republican and 31 percent registered as Democrat.Self-identified independents in Iowa voted for Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton by a 13-percentage-point margin last year, according to exit polls conducted for The Associated Press and television networks. That margin helped Trump take the state by nearly 9 points after Barack Obama won it for Democrats the previous two elections.Trump held a Des Moines rally in December as part of his transition-era “thank you” tour of states he had won, but has not been back to Iowa since.At the rally, he touted his administration’s efforts to roll back regulations, mused about putting solar panels on a Mexican border wall, derided wind power for killing birds in a state that uses a lot of it and revealed that he urged the Senate to create a health care plan “with heart. Add some money to it!”He avoided any discussion of the scandals surrounding his presidency, other than one brief reference to the “witch hunt,” which is what he has dubbed the probes into his campaign’s ties to Russia.Trump’s evening in Iowa began with a tribute to former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, whom he had just appointed the United States’ ambassador to China. He hailed Branstad, the longest-serving governor in the nation’s history and an early Trump backer, as “a legend” and “one great man.”Trump’s stop at Kirkwood Community College was intended to draw attention to the school’s advancements in high-tech agriculture, but he resisted sitting behind the wheel of a virtual reality device that simulated a giant combine harvester. He was joined by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as part of the administration’s latest theme week, this time to highlight the importance of technology. He later touted the wealth of Ross and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, saying: “Those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense?”But much of Trump’s attention was on the suburbs of Atlanta, in the 6th Congressional District race.Democrats had lavished attention and money on Tuesday’s special election, hoping for a victory that would underscore Republican worries about Trump and serve as a harbinger of a Democratic wave in 2018.Instead, Handel’s victory, in a traditional Republican stronghold that rarely produces a competitive contest, was met with a sigh of relief among the GOP. It was the fourth straight special election that went to the Republicans.Trump tweeted several times during the night and capped the night off with a text message to supporters crowing:“Congrats to Karen Handel on a HUGE win in GA! Democrats lose again (0-4). Total disarray. The MAGA Mandate is stronger than ever. BIG LEAGUE,” he said in an apparent reference to his slogan, “Make America Great Again.”WINK News streamed the rally live on Facebook:last_img read more

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SFO hails conclusion of first DPA

first_imgThe UK’s first deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) has successfully concluded, the Serious Fraud Office announced today.Standard Bank (now known as ICBC Standard Bank) has fully complied with the terms of a DPA it agreed to in 2016.The bank had been ordered to pay nearly $26m (£20.3m) in fines and disgorgement of profits, and pay $6m in compensation to the government of Tanzania. The bank also agreed to commission an external report on its anti-bribery and corruption controls, and to recommend improvements to strengthen its controls, with regular reports to the SFO.The DPA related to work that a division of the bank based in London carried out in 2012-13 on a $600m private placement of sovereign debt to finance electricity, water and other infrastructure work in Tanzania.Lisa Osofsky, who took over as director of the SFO in August, said: ‘DPAs are a way of holding companies to account without punishing innocent employees, and are an important tool in changing corporate culture for the better.’Osofsky told a conference on economic crime in September that DPAs will be at the ‘core’ of her strategy.Since their introduction in 2014, the SFO has secured four DPAs, including with Tesco and Rolls-Royce, which have seen more than £670m of financial penalties paid to the Treasury.last_img read more

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St. Kitts says no to LIAT

first_imgBusinessLifestyleNewsRegionalTravel St. Kitts says no to LIAT by: Daily Observer – September 8, 2015 BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Sep 08 2015 (Daily Observer) – Despite calls for more regional governments to invest in LIAT, the Prime Minister of St Kitts/Nevis said his country is not eager to sign on to the cash-strapped airline any time soon.Dr Timothy Harris said LIAT’s consistent financial troubles do not make it an attractive investment option and that his government would have to be persuaded that an investment in LIAT would be a wise one.“At this moment in time the Cabinet has not made a commitment to invest in LIAT … in fact it is not on the table before us and with regard to the challenges facing inter-island travel, we certainly would have to be convinced that an investment in LIAT at this time makes sense.”At present, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica and St Vincent & the Grenadians share fiscal responsibility for the struggling airline and there has been a longstanding call for St Kitts/Nevis and other regional governments to assist.Harris, however, said investing in LIAT was simply bad financial decision making.“The people of St Kitts and Nevis would want their dollars to be spent wisely,” he said.“LIAT has brought to the fore a number of strategic plans, none of which have taken LIAT out of the red; therefore it is not a tempting proposition for us at this time, but in the context of a regional effort we will give serious consideration to a proposal.”He added that his government had not yet received a formal invitation to finance the company.“Yes, we have had colleagues saying we need to invest in LIAT. We have had a delegation that came some time ago and spoke to a number of ministers and myself regarding LIAT and its future, but we have not been written to formally.”Harris also shot down criticism regarding his government’s unwavering support of other international airlines, citing that those airlines were more profitable to the country.“For example, the route from Miami to St Kitts is one we hardly ever have to put money into because it is well supported,” he said.“I believe when we compare the efficiency we get from some other airlines we are not talking in comparable terms with respect to LIAT.”The regional PM even drew comparisons to Antigua & Barbuda, which invests heavily in LIAT, but in his mind, seems to have little to show for it.“We think that LIAT, if you look at what really happens, we have lost in some of the restructuring efforts. I think I’ve heard that in the case of Antigua. You have fewer flights and they’re not even more convenient. There was a time you could have gone to Antigua and gotten back by a certain time in the evening but now, if by 11 or 12 you’re not, that’s it until the next day.”Despite these misgivings Harris said his government might be willing to look at assisting the regional airline if the company is able to make fewer losses and improve its reliability.“I think that is crucial. (LIAT) has been missing the mark for too long and it seems to have bought into that propaganda that it can ‘leave any island at any time’, so reliability of the service will remain a critical factor. Certainly, we would want to see better management and ultimately that has to be reflected in the bottom line,” he said. Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 2571 Views   6 commentslast_img read more

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Dead body found floating at sea

first_img Share The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force has confirmed the discovery of a lifeless body floating at sea Under the Canefield Cliff on Monday 9 July 2018.Police Public Relations Officer, Simon Edwards confirmed that the lifeless body of a male individual was discovered “in the water in close proximity to a beached cargo vessel”. “The body was secured by personnel of the Marine Unit and brought to shore on the rocks by the highway by police officers at 10am,” Mr. Edwards wrote.The scene is being processed by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), he said and added that the official identification will be given later.Eye witnesses have however indicated that the body appears to be that of a Canefield resident who suffered with mental illness. Sharing is caring! 1019 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet LocalNews Dead body found floating at sea by: – July 9, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

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2013 Spring Postseason Central

first_img Share 2013 Spring Postseason Central    NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Home Page2013 NCAA Division II Baseball South RegionalMay 16 – May 19 / University of Tampa / Tampa, Fla.NCAA Division II Baseball South Regional Home Page     Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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Hilcorp Reports Another Spill At Steelhead Platform In Cook Inlet

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Hilcorp has confirmed another spill at their Steelhead platform located in the Cook Inlet, in the Trading Bay oil field. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed the spill occurred on Monday, August 7. DEC Spokesperson Candice Bressler……. Hilcorp owns 15 of the 17 drilling platforms in the Inlet. Routine tests were performed on Steelhead in June to make sure blowout valves were working properly. The natural gas pipeline running in the inlet caused a subsea leak earlier this year. Hilcorp has initiated a cleanup response for both the on-platform, and in-water releases. The DEC is following up to determine what caused the spill, and reviewing safety protocols to prevent future incidents. On June 6th, drilling was put on hold in order to perform a regularly required test to ensure the blowout preventer will stop a potential oil or gas surge. The test was successful. Bressler: “There  was about two hundred gallons of an oil-based drilling mud was released from the Steelhead platform, only two gallons was actually released into the Cook Inlet out of that 200 gallon total. The balance of that release was contained out on the platform at Steelhead.” The Steelhead platform was built in 1986. The pipeline delivers natural gas from the Trading Bay Unit to a production facility on the west side of Cook Inlet.last_img read more

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Ramdin among new Patriots signings

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC):ST KITTS AND Nevis Patriots have made some significant changes to their line-up for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season. Captain Carlos Brathwaite has gone to the Jamaica Tallawahs, while the Patriots have let go of head coach Robin Singh and signed Windies wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin.The major changes to the franchise’s set-up were announced yesterday in a statement which said they had retained six of their 2019 CPL players from the Caribbean, and signed Ramdin. He has transferred from the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) after four years with his home franchise, where he won the 2017 and 2018 titles.Ramdin, whose departure from TKR was revealed by that franchise on Tuesday, joins Windies players Rayad Emrit, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen and Alzarri Joseph, and emerging player, Barbadian Dominic Drakes.International retentions and signings are expected to be announced at a later date.With the departure of former Windies Twenty20 International skipper Brathwaite, who was among Patriots’ leading scorers during his time with the franchise, 39-year-old all-rounder Emrit will serve as captain. REPLACEMENT HEAD COACH The franchise also named Australian Simon Helmot to replace Singh as head coach for the upcoming season.Emrit said he was “very excited to be part of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for a second season”.“I think that the team that is selected this year is going to be a very exciting one,” he said. “I am very excited to be named as captain. It’s always an honour and a privilege to lead a franchise. Our new coach, Simon Helmot, knows the CPL and he knows how to win titles. He and I are going to work very hard to get the team to the finals,” he added.The eighth staging of the CPL is set for August 19 to September 26, but with the spread of COVID-19 leading to the postponement, suspension, and cancellation of sports across the globe, it is unsure whether the event will go ahead as planned.CPL organisers say they are watching the global pandemic closely and are liaising with medical advisers and governments to make a decision on the tournament as soon as possible.Along with Patriots and TKR, the other teams set to compete this year are Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Lucia Zouks, Jamaica Tallawahs and reigning champions Barbados Tridents.last_img read more

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