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Statoil chooses Pioneering Spirit

first_imgAllseas will transfer the topsides to Pioneering Spirit before they are transported to the field, where each topside will be installed on steel jackets.The drilling platform topsides will be installed in 2018, with the processing and living quarter topsides following in 2019.The Pioneering Spirit, with its 48,000-tonne topside lifting capacity, will carry out its heaviest lift during the project when it hoists the 26,000-tonne processing platform into place.The contract award is subject to the Norwegian parliament’s approval of the plan for development and operation of the Johan Sverdrup field in 2015. read more

CLA adds to executive team

first_imgBowden joins the airline from Fiji Airways Group, where he held the position of cfo.Nicholas, who was previously head of technical services at the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, is responsible for the technical matters relating to the airline’s Boeing 747 freighter fleet and air safety programme.Both Nicholas and Bowden are based at CLA’s headquarters at London Stansted Airport.                John Nicholas (technical director), David Bowen (chief financial officer) www.cargologicair.comlast_img read more

Salt Lake City loco order

first_imgUSA: Utah Transit Authority has ordered a further 10 MPXpress diesel locomotives from Wabtec’s MotivePower subsidiary, the manufacturer announced on February 6.The locos will be built at MotivePower’s plant at Boise in Idaho, for delivery in 2010. They will be deployed on UTA’s FrontRunner commuter line between Salt Lake City and Ogden, which is expected to carry its first passengers this year (RG 1.07 p23).MotivePower was also awarded a four-year contract for the maintenance at UTA’s Salt Lake City depot of a previous batch of 11 locos which were supplied to the operator last year. Wabtec said the 10 additional locos and the maintenance contract are worth a total of $31m.last_img read more

Mayor calls for change in legislation for demolishing derelict buildings

first_img Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Mayor calls for change in legislation for demolishing derelict buildings by: – November 6, 2018 Tweet Share 42 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share (St. Lucia News Online)Mayor of Castries Peterson Francis is calling for legislation to be changed to allow for the demolition of derelict buildings in the capital after a fire from one such structure ravaged a part of Central Castries.The mayor pointed out that such structures pose a threat to the public and he has been on record clamouring about doing something in terms of legislation to deal with them.“I have particularly mentioned that building which was just there as a disaster waiting to happen,” he told Caribbean Hotfm.According to the mayor, the only time certain agencies in St. Lucia wake up “is when something happens”.Francis stated that he is relatively powerless to do anything of substance when it comes to such situations.“The problem that I have is that the CCC (Castries City Council) has no teeth in law to attend to things that is within his jurisdiction,” he pointed out. “And that is a problem we are suffering from. I have mentioned it, and I am still working on that, to see that we bring some solution to these empty spaces which are dirty, sometimes we have to clean it ourselves at our own cost.”Castries Central MP, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, agreed that something must be done about such buildings.“We have a lot buildings that really should be preserved, they are getting in a very deplorable state and nothing is being done about them,” she said. “Persons are abandoning their properties, not taking care of it and that is something that needs to be brought under control. You have abandoned places within the city, grass is growing, perhaps the owner is overseas, nobody is caring for these things.”She added there are some laws dealing with such matters but they are not enforced.“And that is what we need to do, enforce them,” she stated. “Enforce the laws because they are laws that provides that persons need to take care of their properties and so there ought to be a mechanism where the City Council or whoever is responsible will care for these properties and bill those people.”The blaze took place last Tuesday morning, gutting several business places and a preschool. Sharelast_img read more

Online Applications for Virgin Islands Shipping Registry

first_img Author: Priyanka Ann Saini The Government has launched an online application portal for the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry.The new system was launched on April 15 and allows seafarers to apply for endorsements that recognise a certificate of competency.Seafarers can also use the system to apply for other licencing and documentation issued by the territory’s shipping registry.A media release from the government said seafarers will be able to create a seafarer account and profile on the website. The profile will include the seafarer’s basic identifying information and medical certificate.The registry recommends that applicants prepare all required documents in an electronic form by creating scanned copies of those documents.Documents should include passport pictures and signatures, the registry said.Acting Director of the Shipping Registry, Captain Raman Bala said the new system will result in faster application processing.“This online portal be accessed from anywhere in the world by seafarers … Once the documents have been approved and the fees have been paid, the seafarer can directly download and print the document,” Captain Bala said.However, he said the online system does not allow immediate payment by credit card, and applicants will be required to complete a credit card authorisation on paper and submit it by email to the BVI administration separately from each application.Captain Bala also said the new online portal is secure and protects seafarers personal information.“All submitted data is encrypted immediately on being saved; both ‘in transit’ and in storage. The data store is remote and heavily protected against unauthorised access to ensure maximum protection of the stored data,” the captain assured.Sea News, April 30last_img read more

Pre-Certified Remote Control Transceiver for IOT

first_imgLinx Technologies has introduced new pre-certified remote control and sensor transceiver modules. The HumRC Series transceiver is built on the popular Hummingbird platform, and is a frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) transceiver designed for reliable bi-directional remote control and sensor applications. It is availale in two frequency configurations 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz with up to 10 dBm output power resulting in a line-of-sight range of up to 1600m (1.0 mile).This Low Cost Remote Control and Sensor Transceiver has been developed for the Internet of Things. The HumRC Series module is a completely integrated RF transceiver and processor designed for bi-directional remote control. It employs a fast-locking FHSS system for noise immunity and higher transmitter output power as allowed by government regulations. The transceiver has 8 status lines that can be individually configured as inputs to register button presses or as outputs to drive application circuitry. A selectable acknowledgement indicates that the transmission was successfully received. Primary settings are hardware-selectable, which eliminates the need for an external microcontroller or other digital interface.The transceiver also has two Analog to Digital (ADC) inputs for sensors or circuits that output an analog voltage. The module can automatically respond to a command with these values, so a sensor node does not need an additional microprocessor.Along with low cost being a key design feature, the Hummingbird Series modules were designed for ease of use. Focusing on a core Linx value, the HumRC Series wireless remote control module is designed for simplicity, compared to other designs that add unnecessary features, complexity and cost to their design. Housed in a compact reflow-compatible SMD package, the transceiver requires no external RF components except an antenna, which greatly simplifies integration and lowers assembly costs. No programming is required for basic remote control operation, but it has a serial UART interface for more advanced operation. This interface allows configuration of everything that can be done in hardware plus advanced features. Everything is controlled by a few serial commands.The HumRC Series have pre-certified modules reduce the design cycle, cost and implementation of a wireless solution in 900 MHz. Available in two approaches to antenna connectivity – castellations or through a u.FL connector – the product is available as two different products.last_img read more

Argos Fall to Harding 53-46 in Defensive Battle

first_img Photo by Bill Stockland Argos Fall to Harding 53-46 in Defensive Battle PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a slow start in a 53-46 loss to Harding on Saturday on the final day of the UWF Holiday Classic.  With the loss, the Argonauts fell to 4-8 on the season, while Harding improved to 7-3.The Argos had two players reach double digits, as senior Sher’Ryan Scott (Fort Deposit, Ala./Wallace State CC-Selma) poured in 15 points and senior Octavia Bearden (Tylertown, Miss./Southwest Mississippi CC) finished with 10.  Bearden also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds, falling one rebound shy of her sixth double-double of the year.Harding’s Sierra Rollins had a strong overall game, leading all players with 21 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and notching two steals.  Kristen Celsor also finished in double digits, scoring 11 while adding eight rebounds.High pressure defenses on both sides led to 45 combined turnovers.  Harding totaled 24 turnovers, and the Argonauts gave the ball away 21 times.  Harding also led the rebound battle 53-46.Both teams got off to a slow start offensively, evidenced by a four-minute period in which neither team scored and a seven-minute stretch without a point for the Argonauts.  With the score tied at 10 with just 4:42 left on the clock, Rollins scored a jumper to put the Lady Bisons ahead.  That basket started a run of improved shooting for both squads, and Harding’s Kallie Bartee’s three-pointer gave the Bisons a 22-18 lead going into halftime.Scott scored the first basket of the second half for the Argos, but Harding responded with a 13-3 run to take a 35-22 lead with 13:06 left.  The Argos were able to make a comeback, narrowing the Bison lead to just two points at 41-39.  Harding then held UWF on the defensive end and made their free throws on the offensive end in the final stretch, clinching the 53-46 win.UWF will return to action in its Gulf South Conference opener against Christian Brothers on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 5 p.m.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit Friendly Versioncenter_img Sharelast_img read more

No. 9 UWF Looks to Defend GSC Tournament Title

first_img Share    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 9-ranked University of West Florida women’s tennis team (18-6) will look to defend its Gulf South Champion title this weekend as the No. 1-seeded Argos compete in the Gulf South Conference (GSC) Tournament in Montgomery, Ala. West Florida will face No. 8-seed Christian Brothers on Saturday morning in the first match of the tournament.ABOUT THE TOURNAMENTThe GSC Women’s Tennis Championship will be held in Montgomery, Ala., on April 21st and 22nd. The tournament is being held in Montgomery for the fifth straight year. Matches will be played at Lagoon Park Tennis Center and Olean Black Underwood Tennis Center, which is on the Alabama State campus. Directions to both courts can be found at TOURNAMENT SCHEDULESaturday, April 21QuarterfinalsMatch 1 (Lagoon Park Tennis Center) — 8:30 am — #1 West Florida vs. #8 Christian BrothersMatch 2 (Lagoon Park Tennis Center) — 8:30 am — #4 West Alabama vs. #5 Delta StateMatch 3 (Olean Black Underwood Tennis Center) — 8:30 am — #2 Valdosta State vs. #7 West GeorgiaMatch 4 (Olean Black Underwood Tennis Center) — 8:30 am — #3 North Alabama vs. #6 Alabama-HuntsvilleSemi-FinalsMatch 5 (Lagoon Park Tennis Center) — 2:30 pm — Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winnerMatch 6 (Olean Black Underwood Tennis Center) — 2:30 pm — Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winnerSunday, April 22FinalsMatch 7 (Lagoon Park Tennis Center) — 9 am — Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner Notes: All times are Central and subject to change.WEST FLORIDANo. 9-ranked West Florida captured the GSC regular season championship by going 8-0 in conference play. UWF, which is currently the No. 3-ranked team in the South Region, is 18-6 overall this season and has tallied eight victories over ranked opponents. The Argos have won their last seven matches. UWF DoublesIn doubles, West Florida is led by the duo of Caitlyn Baines (Ft. Walton Beach) and Sheila Smiley (Richmond Hill, Ontario). They are the No. 18-ranked doubles tandem in the nation and the number six doubles team in the South Region. Baines and Smiley are 14-3 this season, with all matches coming at the No. 1 doubles position. The duo has won their last six matches.UWF SinglesIn singles, UWF senior Barbara Oliveira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is ranked No. 29 nationally. Oliveira is 9-8 this season, with all matches coming at the No. 1 singles position. UWF junior Mariana Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil) is 12-9 overall, including 7-4 at the No. 2 line. Luiza Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil) is 11-5 overall this season and went 7-2 at the No. 3 position during the regular season. She has won her last six matches.UWF’S History in the GSC Tournament/GSC AwardsThe UWF women have won the GSC Championship 11 times, including three times in the last five years. In 2011, UWF defeated Ouachita Baptist, 5-0, in the tournament quarterfinals and Harding, 5-1, in the semifinals. The two victories advanced UWF to the championship match, where the Argos defeated North Alabama, 5-0. In 2011, head coach Derrick Racine received his seventh GSC Coach of the Year award. Former Argonaut Taylor Brewster and current Argos Jacqueline March (Santa Rosa Beach) and Luiza Sonnervig were named to the All-GSC First Team in 2011. Caitlyn Baines was named to the All-GSC Second Team in 2010 and 2011. UWF senior Barbara Oliveira, who sat out the 2011 spring season due to an injury, was named to the All-GSC First Team in 2010. March and Naomi Higa (Córdoba, Argentina) received GSC All-Academic Team accolades in 2011.THE TOURNAMENT FIELDEight teams will compete for the GSC Championship. New Orleans, which is transitioning to NCAA Division II, is not eligible for the GSC Championship this season. West Florida was a perfect 8-0 in conference play during the regular season and will be the No. 1 seed in the tournament. Rounding out the field are Valdosta State, North Alabama, West Alabama, Delta State, Alabama-Huntsville, West Georgia and Christian Brothers.Valdosta StateValdosta State is the No. 2 seed. VSU went 5-2 during conference play this season. In UWF’s final home match of the regular season, the Argos recorded a 6-3 victory over Valdosta State.North AlabamaThe University of North Alabama is the No. 3 seed in the tournament. North Alabama is ranked No. 46 nationally and is the only other school besides UWF in the GSC to be ranked in the top 50 in the country. UNA is currently riding a four-match winning streak and went 5-2 in conference play. On March 10th, then No. 8-ranked UWF defeated then No. 44-ranked UNA, 8-1, in Florence, Ala.West AlabamaThe No. 4 seed in the tournament is West Alabama. UWA broke even in conference play, going 4-4. The Tigers have won their last six matches. During the regular season, the Argos traveled to Livingston, Ala., and defeated West Alabama, 8-1.Delta StateDelta State will be the No. 5 seed in the tournament. DSU went 3-5 during regular season conference play. On April 1st, the Argos defeated Delta State, 6-0, in Pensacola.Alabama-HuntsvilleAlabama-Huntsville is the No. 6 seed. UAH went to 2-6 in conference play and has lost its last eight matches. Then No. 8-ranked UWF defeated UAH, 9-0, on March 11th in Huntsville, Ala.West GeorgiaThe No. 7 seed in the tournament will be West Georgia. During regular season conference play, West Georgia went 1-6. West Georgia is 1-16 this season and currently on a 15-match losing skid. UWG’s lone victory of the season came over conference foe Christian Brothers. On April 6th, West Florida tallied a 9-0 victory over West Georgia in Pensacola.Christian BrothersChristian Brothers is the No. 8 seed in the tournament. CBU was 0-7 in conference play this season and has lost its last eight matches. On March 8th, then No. 8-ranked UWF did not drop a game in singles or doubles in its 9-0 blanking of Christian Brothers in Pensacola. Results and recaps of all of West Florida’s matches in the GSC tournament will be available on Full tournament information can be found on the GSC’s website at For information on all UWF Athletics, visit– – Print Friendly Version No. 9 UWF Looks to Defend GSC Tournament Titlecenter_img 2012 UWF Women’s Tennis Team last_img read more

UWF to Open Season at Gulf Coast Invitational

first_imgFebruary 4, 2016 TOURNAMENT NOTES (PDF)TOURNAMENT HOME PAGEPRESEASON VIDEO PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida softball team will kick off its season at the Gulf Coast Invitational at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Friday. UWF’s first game will be against Tuskegee at noon CT. At the Gulf Coast Invitational*UWF will play six games over three days in Gulf Shores, Alabama, as part of the Gulf Coast Invitational. West Florida’s opponents went a combined 143-138 (.509) last year, including Missouri-St. Louis’s 48-8 mark.*The Argonauts went 2-0 against Miles in 2015 and did not play any of their other upcoming opponents.*UWF is a combined 7-0 against its GCI opponents, including a 4-0 all-time mark against Miles. Returning in the Circle*Becca Taylor and Kalyn Chapman started a combined 33 games for UWF in the circle in 2015, and the pair will be back for another season. The two pitchers finished in the top 10 in the Gulf South Conference in strikeouts, while ranking in the top 15 in ERA.*Taylor comes back as the team’s top starting pitcher from last season, after leading the team in ERA (2.62), innings pitched (112.1) and strikeouts (76).*Chapman, a senior, ranked second on the team with 73 strikeouts and a 3.83 ERA in 2015. Chapman finished fourth in the GSC with 28 strikeouts looking.*Sophomore Sarah Maloney will return after a freshman season in which she led the team with a .240 opponents batting average. Maloney averaged nearly a strikeout per inning in her freshman campaign, totaling 23 in 25.2 innings. Back in the Lineup*The Argonauts bring back three of the team’s top hitters from 2015, in Chelsy Krantz, Emily Pettigrew and Meghan Toney.*Krantz led the team with three triples and ranked in the top five on the team in slugging percentage, runs scored, hits, total bases, walks and stolen bases.*Toney, a sophomore, finished her freshman campaign ranked in the team’s top five in batting average, on-base percentage, hits, total bases, walks, stolen bases and games played.*A transfer from nearby Pensacola State College, Emily Pettigrew started every game in her first season at UWF. She led the team in runs scored, hits and total plate appearances, while finishing in the team’s top three spots in batting average, RBI, doubles and total bases. Top Newcomers*Redshirt freshman Kathleen Smiley and true freshman Rachel Wright were chosen as UWF’s top newcomers to the GSC, as selected by Coach Melissa Paul. Smiley and Wright each hail from the Pensacola area, as Smiley is from West Florida HS and Wright comes from Tate HS. A Battle in the Outfield*Wright and fellow freshman Sara Spears are expected to battle for a starting spot in right field this year. Spears is also an area local, and the two combined to hit .348 with seven home runs and five doubles in their senior campaigns. Transfers Providing Offense*Junior transfers Jacey Castro and Caitlin Steel came to UWF over the summer and look to provide sparks for the team. Castro, a two-time all-conference player at State College of Florida, hit .301 with 8 home runs and 32 RBI as a sophomore, while Steel totaled 15 extra-base hits with 17 stolen bases in two years at UNC Pembroke. Pensacola Natives*UWF has five players on the 2016 squad who come from the Pensacola area. Smiley and senior infielder Kayla Rosario each graduated from West Florida HS, while Emily Pettigrew is from Navarre. Freshmen Rachel Wright and Sara Spears graduated from Tate and Escambia, respectively. Rosario and Pettigrew also played together for two years at Pensacola State College. Season Openers*UWF is 8-2 in its last 10 season-openers. The Argos will start the 2016 campaign against Tuskegee on Friday at noon CT. 2015 – West Florida 3, Florida Southern 62014 – West Florida 5, Mobile 12013 – West Florida 8, Young Harris 02012 – West Florida 3, Nova Southeastern 22011 – West Florida 6, Saint Leo 52010 – West Florida 4, Nova Southeastern 12009 – West Florida 2, Columbus State 02008 – West Florida 1, Rollins 22007 – West Florida 3, Florida Tech 22006 – West Florida 7, Western Kentucky 0 For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS# — –Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more