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USCG: Containership Crew Finds Three Stowaways

first_imgThree stowaways were found on the containership Diana J on January 15 while it was on its way to the US Port of Miami.Diana J crew located two Guatemalan adult male stowaways and one Honduran adult male stowaway during a pre-arrival stowaway search some 23 miles northwest of La Palma, Cuba.The US Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection responded to the report of stowaways on the vessel, when it approached Miami in the early morning hours of January 16 and was some three miles away from the port.Capt. Megan Dean, commander of Coast Guard Sector Miami, issued a Captain of the Port Order stating the Diana J crew could arrive no less than three miles offshore of Port of Miami until Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection boarding teams boarded the vessel and cleared it for entry.The boarding teams found no additional stowaways, rescinded the Captain of the Port Order, and CBP Office of Field Operations took the stowaways into custody.last_img read more

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SeaBird Board Member Resigns

first_imgSeaBird Exploration has received resignation letter of Heidar Engebret as the member of the board.The nomination committee recommended Ståle Rodahl to replace Engebret.The board intends to call for an extraordinary general meeting in the near future to propose that Rodahl to be elected as a board member.Rodahl will act as an observer to the board of directors until the EGM election.last_img

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QED Naval Boosts Management

first_imgQED Naval has appointed Keith Murray as chief commercial officer. Murray joins at a particularly exciting time as QED invests further in specifically delivering its EMEA project pipeline, and developing its industry leading, tidal ventures.Murray brings over 25 years of professional experience in the fields of operations, construction and project management, having developed major UK construction and renewable energy projects. He has managed large facilities and businesses taking them from start-up, through turnaround and transformation, to sale, managing sizable operations and change projects, and developing strategies around supply chain and asset management.As a degree qualified, chartered, surveyor with a post graduate masters degree in project management, he has worked for blue chip organisations and led and large projects such as M&S as well as The National Australia Banking Group’s estates and FM strategies, and leading both FirstPort and Reliance Group’s operations in Scotland, where he introduced significant transformation and growth.“We are very confident that, with Keith’s leadership in partnership with Jeremy Smith, the QED team will deliver great value, support and innovation to its customers, and continue to make great strides in developing the tidal industry along with its strategic partners,” the company said.last_img read more

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Haliade X- 12MW Prototype Nearly Done

first_imgThe third and final 107m blade has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam and is awaiting to be installed on the prototype GE Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine.To remind, the first blade was installed on the Haliade-X 12MW turbine located at Sif’s Maasvlakte 2 terminal on 14 October, with the second piece following the day later.LM Wind Power was in charge of manufacturing the 107m blades, the world’s largest, at its plant in Cherbourg, France. The first piece was rolled out in June.GE Renewable Energy decided to install the Haliade-X 12MW onshore to facilitate access for testing. It is expected to allow the collection of data during the initial period of operations which is necessary to obtain the Type Certificate in 2020 and ship first commercial units in 2021.last_img read more

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BP’s third-quarter slumps on lower prices, adverse weather

first_imgImage courtesy of BPUK-based energy giant and LNG player BP reported a profit of $2.3 billion for the second quarter of 2019, dropping from $3.8 billion a year earlier. The 41 percent drop was a result of significantly lower upstream earnings, resulting from lower prices, maintenance and weather impacts, BP said in its statement.The company said its underlying replacement cost profit, the company’s version of net profit, for the first nine months of the year reached $7.4 billion, slipping from $9.2 billion in the first nine months of 2018.Speaking of the results, BP’s CEO Bob Dudley said, “BP delivered strong operating cash flow and underlying earnings in a quarter that saw lower oil and gas prices and significant hurricane impacts.”Reported oil and gas production for the quarter averaged 3.7 million barrels of oil equivalent a day, compared to 3.6 million barrels of oil equivalent a day a year earlier.Upstream production, excluding Rosneft, was down 2.5 percent from a year earlier, reflecting maintenance across a number of regions and weather impacts in the US Gulf of Mexico.Looking ahead, BP expects the fourth quarter of 2019 reported production to be higher than the third quarter due to the completion of seasonal maintenance and turnaround activities.last_img read more

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Barbie gets a real-woman makeover

first_imgStuff.co.nz July 3 2013  In her 54 years, the leggy blonde that is Barbie has inspired love, controversy and even imitation (from the slightly odd this to the just plain disturbing this).But an artist from Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania suggests that we should be focusing on a revision of the classic Mattel doll.Nickolay Lamm has recreated a typical blonde Barbie, but at the average proportions of a 19-year-old American woman (he took the measurements from the Centre for Disease Control). And you know what? Real-girl Barbie looks amazing.The project was at first an experiment to see what the difference would be, but after the toy was created Lamm discovered that the average American 19-year-old female figure looks great in plastic toy form, so then why aren’t these measurements just used by Mattel?“A lot of people say we shouldn’t criticise Barbie because she is a toy,” Lamm explained to us. “However, if there’s a small chance that it’s negatively affecting young girls, and if normal Barbie looks awesome, why not create normal Barbie?” Touché. http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/beauty/beauty-news/8873195/Barbie-gets-a-real-woman-makeoverlast_img read more

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France makes paying for sex illegal

first_imgMailOnline 3 June 2015A tough new law that will see men jailed for paying for sex is set to come into force in France.The controversial anti-vice bill proposes fines of up to £1,200 – and ultimately a six-month prison sentence – for the clients of prostitutes.The government says the law is aimed at preventing violence against women, with the final goal of seeing prostitution disappear entirely.A draft version of the law was voted through by the Socialist-led parliament today, and its final version will be voted on again on June 12.But the bill has provoked widespread opposition from sex workers, who said numerous ‘hypocritical MPs’ were their main clients.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3109799/Men-pay-sex-fined-1-200-new-rules-brought-France.htmllast_img read more

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Belgian woman euthanised after heartbreak

first_imgChristian Concern 11 February 2016FAMILY FIRST COMMENT: This is a disturbing but predicted outcome of euthanasia: “The law requires that two doctors and a psychologist evaluate a person’s request for euthanasia. In Belgium, euthanasia on the grounds of ‘unbearable suffering’ is permitted. In this case, the doctors decided that Tine’s break-up was a reasonable justification for her wanting to end her life. The two sisters felt that very little effort was made to persuade Tine to live.”  Two women have spoken out about the euthanasia of their sister, Tine Nys, in Belgium.On Christmas Eve 2009, Tine, who was 37 at the time, announced her intention to pursue euthanasia, following a split from her boyfriend.She was killed by lethal injection on 24 April 2010, with her parents and her sisters Lotte and Sophie by her side.In a recent interview with Terzake, a Flemish current affairs television programme, Lotte and Sophie expressed their dismay at the attitude doctors took toward Tine’s request.The law requires that two doctors and a psychologist evaluate a person’s request for euthanasia. In Belgium, euthanasia on the grounds of ‘unbearable suffering’ is permitted.In this case, the doctors decided that Tine’s break-up was a reasonable justification for her wanting to end her life. The two sisters felt that very little effort was made to persuade Tine to live.Not only did the three doctors fail to communicate with each other, but they failed to offer treatment for Tine’s diagnosed autism.One doctor described Tine’s death as “a lethal injection administered to a favourite pet to end its suffering”.A Flemish psychiatrist, Joris Vandenberghe, commented: “This is really very worrying. The bar for euthanasia should be higherREAD MORE: http://www.christianconcern.com/our-concerns/end-of-life/belgian-woman-euthanised-after-heartbreak?utm_source=Christian+Concern&utm_campaign=ce19b2199c-WN-2016-02-13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e164371ca-ce19b2199c-127299873last_img read more

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PPTA voices concern after teacher censured for stopping boys banging heads into desks

first_imgNZ Herald 9 December 2017Family First Comment: Ever wondered why NZ has shortage of teachers? Wonder no more. Common sense has left the teaching profession.A teacher who has been censured for stopping two boys banging each other’s heads against their desks says that in hindsight she should have left them to it.The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has found that Wairarapa College teacher Lesley Davies committed “serious misconduct” when she put her hand on the head of one of the students in a Year 9 maths class to stop him banging the other student’s head on the desk.“We find that the respondent’s decision to apply pressure to a student’s head in circumstances where he was pushing another student’s head to a desk is conduct which reflects adversely on her fitness to be a teacher and may bring the teaching profession into disrepute,” the tribunal said.Post Primary Teachers Association president Jack Boyle expressed concern about the case, which comes less than a month after another teacher was censured for carrying a child to a school principal’s office after the boy was accused of hurting four classmates.“On the face of it, one student banging another student’s head on a desk would seem to be causing harm, and stopping that with reasonable use of force would appear to be fine,” Boyle said.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11955880Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Boy, 14, Reversed His Gender Transition After 2 Years

first_imgFamily First Comment: Well worth the watch. Features Dr John Whitehall who spoke at our conference last year. One of a growing number of stories that the media won’t tell you.A 14-year-old Australian boy has changed his mind two years after he began gender transition into a woman with female hormones at age 12.Patrick Mitchell from Australia began taking estrogen hormones at 12-years-old after “professionals” told his mother it was the “right choice”, following a diagnosis of gender dysphoria.last_img read more

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