Kreuz deploys Glorious vessel to inspect ONGC’s offshore jackets

first_imgSubsea services business Kreuz Subsea and consortium partner Seamec have completed the mobilization of the Kreuz Glorious vessel to start a two-year project with India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).Announcing the mobilization of the vessel on Monday, Kreuz said that the scope of work includes the inspection of 27 offshore jackets in the Mumbai High North, Mumbai High South, Heera, Neelam and Bassien assets, located off the coast of Mumbai in the Arabian Sea.Kreuz noted that the construction work barge is specifically designed to work around complex jackets which are often inaccessible by more traditionally utilized DP2 diving vessels. The Kreuz Glorious has a 1,200m2 deck area, accommodation for 304 people, and an eight-point mooring system.The campaign will see 50 personnel from Kreuz supporting in project management roles as well as performing offshore construction tasks.In September 2018, the Government of India approved fiscal incentives to attract investments and technology to improve recovery from oil fields. This move is expected to lead hydrocarbon production worth more than $700 billion in the next 20 years, Kreuz said.AJ Jain, chief executive officer of Kreuz Subsea, commented: “While we have supported ONGC for several years as a subcontractor, this project marks the first direct contract we have secured with the company.”He added: “India has always been a key growth area for the business and with the recently approved government fiscal incentives expected to drive production, this provides ongoing prospects for global service providers like Kreuz Subsea.”It is worth mentioning that Kreuz Subsea in early 2018 was awarded a contract to mobilize five vessels to deliver subsea completion works for Indian multi-national conglomerate, Larsen & Toubro (L&T).last_img read more

Nadal will not defend US Open amid Covid-19 concerns

first_imgReigning champion, Rafael Nadal, slammed the “barbaric” tennis schedule as he decided not to defend his US Open title due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Nadal’s involvement at Flushing Meadows was already in doubt over his fears surrounding his safety and he has now confirmed he will not take part in New York. He took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to make the bombshell announcement. Spaniard Nadal, 34, wrote: “After many thoughts, I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. “The situation is very complicated worldwide, the Covid-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it. “We know that the reduced tennis calendar is barbaric this year after four months stopped with no play, I understand and thank for the efforts they are putting in to make it happen. “We have just seen the announcement of Madrid not being played this year. “All my respects to the USTA, the US Open organisers and the ATP for trying to put the event together for the players and the fans around the world through TV. “This is a decision I never wanted to take but I have decided to follow my heart this time and for the time being I rather not travel.” After many thoughts, I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it. The US Open is scheduled to take place between August 31 and September 13. Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Runner Uses Strava App To Create Amazing Pieces Of Running Art8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet KnowThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?17 Mind-Blowing Makeovers By Makeup Artist Vanessa DavisBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img But Nadal follows the likes of world No1 Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios in skipping the first Grand Slam back after the tennis season was suspended due to the global pandemic. read also:Inside Nadal’s new £4.5m luxury yacht with waterfall-fed spa pool That is despite the fact glory at the US Open would have tied him level with Roger Federer on a record 20 singles majors. World’s  No2 is a four-time champion in the Big Apple, winning the title in 2010, 2013, 2017 and 2019 – beating Daniil Medvedev in last year’s final. However, he missed the chance to defend his crown in 2014 due to injury. Nadal is the first male champion to choose not to defend the singles title at Flushing Meadows since American Pete Sampras, who retired the year after winning in 2002. In June, Nadal expressed his concerns about flying to the US unless it is safe to do so. And it is clear he still feels his safety cannot be guaranteed if he travels because the virus continues to claim hundreds of lives in the country every day. Hours earlier, the ATP and WTA confirmed the Madrid Open had been scrapped due to a localised spike in Covid-19 cases. Nadal had planned to play in Masters 1000 event in the Spanish capital, which starts the day after the US Open final. That would have made ideal preparation for the rearranged French Open, which he is looking to win for a record-extending 13th time. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Go for More Goals, NB Plc Charges Super Eagles after Win…

first_img“One down, six more to go”, that was the immediate reaction of the Marketing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Emmanuel Oriakhi, the brewers of Star Lager beer, the official partner of the Super Eagles and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the moment Nigeria recorded a hard-won victory over Burundi who put up stiff resistance in the opening Group B match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The Super Eagles who are returning to the continental showpiece after missing back-to-back editions secured all three points against the hard-fighting Burundi national team on Saturday courtesy of a well-taken goal scored by Odion Ighalo.While commending the Eagles for not letting down their numerous fans across the world with their winning start at the Continental show piece, the Marketing Director for Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Emmanuel Oriakhi has urged the team to take the matches one after the other and that winning the championship next month should be the ultimate goal. “We should break new ground by winning for the fourth time”, he said, saying that Star Lager beer is solidly behind the Super Eagles.“The win in the opening match no doubt as brought shining moments to Nigerians and we expect the team to go all out in the remaining group phase games.” Oriakhi stated after the Saturday night encounter.The Super Eagles are presently top in Group B having secured maximum points in their opening game while Guinea and Madagascar are behind with one point each having played out a 2-2 draw also on Saturday.“The team has seven matches leading to the winning of the competition. They have won one and are leading the group. Two more matches at the group stage and one in the Round of 16 puts the team within medal range if they scale the quarter finals hurdle”, Oriakhi, the marketing director of the biggest brand supporter of the Super Eagles.Meanwhile passionate fans at various locations across the country also had a taste of the Star Lager shining moments following the Super Eagles win in Alexandria on Saturday night, as they were treated to premium entertainment. The lone strike by Ighalo literarily summarized a wonderful nite of the Shine On Naija Campaign of Star Lager beer in its television commercial that was unveiled last Friday.Star Lager beer recognizes that behind the passion associated with the game of football, is the greatness and victory that is not only up to the players on the field. It is about the millions of fans united by passion and pride that sparks and ignites winning moments.“We (Star Lager) want to celebrate the passion and pride of the fans as the true power behind the winning moments of the Super Eagles as they attempt to win the biggest continental football glory again,” Oriakhi remarked.After the match on Saturday, many fans were rewarded with wonderful gift items in a raffle draw that was held after the match. Prominent dance groups also entertained the fans at the various Star Fan Parks across the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

First Capital Plus League: Battle for supremacy and survival

first_imgThe battle for Premier League supremacy and survival intensifies as the competition enters its nervy moments on Wednesday.There are some 18 points left to play for as leaders Asante Kotoko endeavour to maintain their title bid in an away fixture with Heart of Lions looking to pile on the pressure and Hearts of Oak banging on from three place for a Champions League slot.Table-topping Kotoko will attempt to build up the points ahead of the chasing pack when they travel to Sekondi for the clash with top-four hopefuls Hasaacas in midweek.An impressive run recently has seen Lions jump to second position as they challenge the top, albeit with a 10-gap separating them from summit.But with a home game against bottom side, Aduana Stars, Lions will be eager not to avoid any slip ups.Just behind Lions in third place is Hearts of Oak who are also contenders for the top and a return to continental club competition. The Phobians face a tricky test at the Golden City Park where they take on Berekum Chelsea. Mohammed Polo’s side know what is required to come out on top and will be aware that they cannot afford to drop any more points. The battle for survival continues at the Tema Stadium for both Inter Allies and Wa All Stars. For Inter Allies, another victory will take them out of the relegation bracket whilst the Blues are aware that their place in next season’s campaign is not secured yet.Despite sitting in mid-table, New Edubiase and Bechem United are just five points above the relegation bracket and either side will need all three points to push up the log in their battle at the Bechem Park.At the Baba Stadium, it will be a clash of equals as King Faisal, who are just two above the drop zone will host Amidaus Professionals, who are also two points clear of relegation.Second from bottom, Ebusua Dwarfs after an impressive first round are suddenly looking up the table from the relegation zone as the season reaches the final stages. The ‘Mysterious Dwarfs’ will battle Liberty Professionals who are just three points clear of the drop at the Carl Reindorf Park as they chase survival.last_img read more

Sharks and Beavers Inspire Humans

first_imgAnimals never cease to amaze us with their clever solutions to problems that plague human technology.  EurekAlert told of work being done by the Society for Experimental Biology to emulate shark skin as a self-cleaning surface for boats; National Geographic News has pictures of the new product, and a comparison with shark skin.  The navy is very interested in this (ever seen a shark with barnacles?).  Not only would a sharkskin-like hull resist barnacles, it would make a ship glide with more ease through the water, saving energy.   From the mammal world, National Geographic News reported that beaver dams are inspiring fish-friendly hydroelectric power plants.  “Beaver dams usually stand no more than ten feet (three meters) tall and integrate a series of steps into the slope,” reporter John Roach explained.  “This is a height and design surmountable by migrating fish… The dams are also a natural part of the environment in many parts of the world.”Man’s solutions to both these problems have been clumsy, polluting and expensive.  It’s humbling to have to imitate supposed lower forms of life.  (Good.  Nothing like a little humility for us humans.)  Maybe the new biomimetics trend (see 02/09/2005 and 09/21/2004 stories, for example) will teach us how to cooperate with the environment instead of fighting it.  Need we point out that biomimetics operates on an implicit intelligent-design assumption.    Shark facts are ubiquitous on the TV nature shows these days, to a fault (they seem to satisfy the peasants’ lust for gore).  How many more Shark Week specials can we take?  Time out, Discovery Channel and National Geographic TV.  If you can find the 1988 IMAX film Beavers, though, it’s a classic, fun for the whole family.(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Third Annual Christmas Parody

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Thunder and lightning. Enter three sisters, all RESNET-certified.First rater:When shall we three meet again,In thunder, lightning, or in rain?Second rater:When the drywall work is done,When the zoning battle’s won.Third rater:The lawyers sure are having fun!First rater:What’s the sign?Second rater:A Christmas wreath.OTHER PARODIES2014 Parody: The Raven2013 Parody: Casey Makes a Bet2012 Parody: The Energy Grinch2010 Parody: Christmas Carols2009 Parody: ’Twas the Night Before ChristmasThird rater:We shall meet there with Macbeth.First rater:Where hast thou been, sister?Second rater:Smashing recessed cans.First rater:Look what I have.Second rater:Show me, show me.First rater:Here I have a thermostat,With wi-fi, girls. This stat can chat.Drum withinThird rater:A drum, a drum! Macbeth doth come.Enter Macbeth and BanquoMacbeth:So foul and fair a day I have not seen.Banquo:Who are these workers,So withered and so wild in their attire?Macbeth:Speak, if you can: what are you?First rater:All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, ranch home developer!Second rater:All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Energy Star builder!Third rater:All hail, Macbeth! Thou shalt build a Passivhaus!Banquo:[To Macbeth]: Good sir, why do you start; and seem to fearThings that do sound so fair?[To the three sisters:] Strange women,You greet my friend with several great predictionsOf rising skills and energy performance,Foreseeing that he’ll build much tighter homes:Point six air changes at 50 Pascals!Could this be true? Forsooth, his homes are junk.He seems befuddled now. Foretell some more:If you can look into the seeds of time,And say which grain will grow and which will not,Speak then to me, who neither beg nor… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Elite Coach Course QLD

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA), in conjunction with Queensland Touch Football (QTF), is calling for registrations for the Elite Coaching Course scheduled at the QTF offices at 83 Castlemaine Street, Milton. The course will be held from 31st August to 1st September 2019. Coaches for this course will attend the two-day full Elite Coach Course, and are also required to complete the Intermediate Coaching General Principles worksheets prior to being awarded their final qualification. These will be sent to you once you register to attend the course.Registrations for this course will close at 9am on 15th July 2019. For more information, please click here to access the attachment.If you have any queries, contact TFA’s James Sharp: [email protected]last_img

10 months agoNew Inter Milan chief Marotta: Juventus wanted Icardi

first_imgNew Inter Milan chief Marotta: Juventus wanted Icardiby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Inter Milan sports chief Beppe Marotta admits Juventus asked after Mauro Icardi in the past.Marotta left Juve as general manager in October to join Icardi at Inter.“Asking after players is part and parcel of the job that every sporting director has to do, either directly or through a third person,” Marotta said.“Certainly, also with in mind the idea of moving on Gonzalo Higuain, we might’ve asked after Icardi. However, Piero Ausilio can confirm that we never sat down to negotiate with Inter or discuss costs.“Icardi remains a player at the top level, but there was never anything concrete in an eventual transfer from Inter to Juventus.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoAgent: I urged Napoli to sign Pavard

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent: I urged Napoli to sign Pavardby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAgent Francesco Di Frisco has revealed he tried to place Bayern Munich signing Benjamin Pavard at Napoli.The defender has just agreed to leave Stuttgart for Bayern this summer.“Did I try to take Pavard to Naples? We talked a lot and tried, but it wasn’t easy,” Di Frisco told Radio CRC.“Even Stuttgart didn’t know until a week ago that he had accepted a contract from Bayern Munich.“There was no offer from Napoli, but they liked him. How hard did Napoli try for him? Interest was there, both from the club and their scouts.“It was a name that Napoli verified immediately. Full-back or central defender? He’s normally a central defender plays as a full-back for his national team.“’Yes’ to Bayern but not a ‘no’ to Napoli? It’s dfficult to say. Ultimately, an offer never came from Napoli, although they conducted themselves very well, as did the lad.” last_img read more