DNV GL wins framework agreement with DNO for Norwegian Continental Shelf operations

first_img Image: DNV GL wins framework agreement with DNO for Norwegian Continental Shelf operations. Photo: courtesy of DNV GL. DNV GL has been awarded a framework agreement by DNO ASA to provide a broad portfolio of engineering and management support and verification services to support the operator, as it expands operations and developments in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). DNV GL will support DNO in enhancing safety, maintaining compliance and reducing its environmental footprint as it seeks to achieve its ambitions in the region.The term of the contract is three years, with an option for further extensions of up to four additional years.DNO, founded in 1971, operates and supports more than 20 licences and works in partnership on many more in the NCS, UK and Middle East and recently announced increased investment in the North Sea region.The agreement will be managed from DNV GL’s office in Stavanger, Norway and supported with a global network of 2,000 technical experts, with global services ranging from verification, environmental to due diligence studies.“DNO has a vision to become a leading independent exploration and production company as it pursues a significant growth strategy in the North Sea. DNV GL with our capabilities, expertise and approach is looking forward to working with DNO to keep production efficient, operations safe and reduce environmental impact” said Geir Egil Eie, Head of Department, Subsea and Asset Risk Management, DNV GL – Oil & Gas.Several projects are already underway, including environmental work, a materials study and Hydrogen induced stress cracking (HISC) assessments. More are expected in 2020.“There is no doubt the North Sea is a challenging region for new and established operators. Through close collaboration and understanding of DNO’s aims, we are committed to providing the highest quality support across all aspects of risk management and HSE. The integrated nature of this arrangement means we can be proactive and flexible to meet DNO’s needs, with ongoing dialogue across all disciplines to add value wherever possible,” added Arve Johan Kalleklev, Regional manager, Norway, DNV GL – Oil & Gas. Source: Company Press Release DNV GL will support DNO in enhancing safety, maintaining compliance and reducing its environmental footprintlast_img read more

Locrating maps local services – brilliantly!

first_imgWhen people are moving they need all the local information they can get to help in the search for the perfect home. So its good to hear about Locrating, which offers website plugins covering schools, transport and amenities. The plugins are easily integrated to any website in minutes and appear seamlessly alongside other content.The most popular is their schools plugin; which, since 2010 has been running on hundreds of websites, trusted by some of the largest estate agencies.The plugin is an intuitive map, placed on a property details page that displays all schools (state and independent) and nurseries in the area. A wealth of comprehensive, up to date information is available; such as catchment area indicators, oversubscription status, Ofsted reports, exam results, pupil progress measures, parent reviews, and more. It is one of, if not the, most comprehensive source of information available on UK schools.Other plugins include local public transport and amenities; such as bars, restaurants, local attractions, supermarkets etc.When asked questions from potential buyers about the local education available, the agent will have accurate and expert knowledge easily to hand; without the need to trawl numerous sources of information comparing the performance of local schools or their latest Ofsted ratings.The most popular is the schools plugin; which, since 2010 has been used by some of the largest estate agencies.The plugin does all the hard work, automatically showing everything in a clear and intuitive manner on the agent’s own website.Included are over 30,000 state and independent, primary and secondary schools and 28,000 English nurseries as well as almost half a million points of interest, all regularly updated.Having expert and up to date schools information, via the plugin, both online and to hand, helps agents stand out from the crowd and gain those valuable instructions.Clients have said that since integrating the plugins they have noticed significant increases in the time visitors spend on their websites, as well as receiving lots of positive feedback in general, which is likely to have a positive effect on their Google search rankings and perception of their business.www.locrating.com mapping local services intuitive map Locrating plugins May 27, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Locrating maps local services – brilliantly! previous nextProptechLocrating maps local services – brilliantly!The Negotiator27th May 20190555 Viewslast_img read more

TASTY TIDBITS Remembering grid legend Zeitounian Big softball win for SDA;…

first_img ×REMEMBERING MARK – The Union City Police Department mourned the loss of Sgt. Mark Zeitounian, killed in a car accident last Saturday night. Zeitounian was once an All-State lineman for Union Hill High School. Carl Holbig became emotional when the former Union Hill football coach was asked to talk a bit about perhaps the most heralded player Holbig ever coached, All-State lineman Mark Zeitounian.“When you coach these kids and do it for a long time, like I have, they become like your sons,” Holbig said from his home in Colorado. “Like any parent, you never want to outlive your kid.” REMEMBERING MARK – The Union City Police Department mourned the loss of Sgt. Mark Zeitounian, killed in a car accident last Saturday night. Zeitounian was once an All-State lineman for Union Hill High School.center_img However, that is not the case with Zeitounian, who was killed last weekend on his way to work from his home in Lyndhurst to his job as a sergeant with the Union City Police Department.Zeitounian was killed in a five-car pileup on Route 3 East, just a few blocks from his home. He was only 44 years old.For three years, namely 1988 through 1990, Zeitounian was as good as it got as a lineman for the Hillers, eventually leading his team to an undefeated 9-0 regular season and a berth in the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1, Group III playoffs.“He was an outstanding football player,” Holbig said. “I think I knew that from the start. Sophomore year, he was ready to play.”That year, 1988, Zeitounian helped the Hillers win their division in the old HCIAA.“Mark was a hard worker,” Holbig said. “He worked very hard in the weight room.” Zeitounian was fanatical about his weight room work. In fact, he was able to increase his weight from 215 pounds to 275 without putting on any real body fat. This reporter was able to chronicle Zeitounian’s story in the old Hudson Dispatch, watching his weight room routine in order to dispel rumors that Zeitounian was taking steroids.So Zeitounian gave the reporter access to his workout routine.Holbig recalled the 1990 version of the Hillers.“We had an unbelievable year and that was because we had a great group of kids,” Holbig said. “I needed to play Mark on offense that year,” Holbig said. “He just loved getting after people, so that’s why he loved playing defense. But I needed him to play offense and he was great.”The Hillers had a pair of 1,000-yard rushers that year in Jorge Fraga and Juan Benitez. The Hillers lost in the first round of the NJSIAA playoffs that year to Wayne Valley, 20-13, in the opening round of the North 1, Group III playoffs.“All four teams in the bracket were 9-0 that year,” Holbig said. “It was incredible.”Zeitounian most definitely could have played college football, but he chose a life in law enforcement instead. He was a diligent police officer and was spotted at Union City sporting events from time to time.“I only ran into him a few times,” Holbig said. “I keep in touch with a few of my former players on Facebook and they were close to Mark. I would see pictures of them together and it was like they were still in high school. Mark was as committed as they get, a hard working football player. He did everything we asked of him. He wasn’t a screamer or a yeller, but he was a leader. He didn’t have to scream to get people’s attention. He had this look that would get the message across.Added Holbig, “No one ever wanted to cross Mark. They all feared him a little. But he was a good leader and a great teammate. I’ll always remember that smile.”Holbig said that he also remembered Zeitounian for a special reason.“Back then, my son Carlton was about 8 years old,” Holbig said. “He was around the team all the time. He would torture Mark, taunting him, making fun of him. He was a regular pain in the butt. Well one day, Mark came into the locker room and said, ‘Coach, I’m sorry, I had to do it.’ They taped Carlton into a locker.”Holbig said that he had been upset ever since friend and coaching colleague Butch Crispino called him with the news Sunday morning.“I’m heartbroken,” Holbig said. “We had a lot of good kids, good players, but Mark was one of the best. It’s tough to lose anyone, but being as good as he was, as a team captain, I got even closer to him. I have a lot of good memories of him.”So do others, including this reporter. Rest in peace, Sgt. Mark Zeitounian, who leaves a wife and young son, and blessings to the Union City Police Department, who had to endure another tragedy this year…The Hudson County softball tournament had one upset to report, namely the 2-0 win that St. Dominic Academy enjoyed over perennial tourney favorite North Bergen.“We have a lot of respect for the North Bergen program,” SDA first-year head coach John Bigler said after the game. “I respect Coach [Tom] Eagleson very much. He’s done some great things there.”Bigler said that his approach was simple.“We just put the ball in [Ariel] Concepcion’s hands and let her do the work,” Bigler said.The junior right-hander fired a one-hitter, striking out 11.“With her on the mound, we can play with anybody,” Bigler said. “She’s a killer. I put her up against anyone. No one has hit her that well all season. Every game, she’s held teams in check. I think she comes across with a bubbly, light-hearted kid having fun. But she’s tough.”Bigler credited the work of catcher Brianna Hernandez, who has arrived this season and helped Concepcion.“Brianna calls the game,” Bigler said. “I only chime in every so often. She’s the one who keeps Ariel calm and confident.”Hernandez was the one who drove in Julia Murphy and Cassandra Diaz with a seventh-inning single for the game’s only runs.The Hudson County softball championship game will be played Tuesday night at Weehawken at 7 p.m. Nothing against the locale and its beauty, but why the game is being played there is astounding, with very little bleacher appeal and very little parking.And it’s on a Tuesday night? What happened to those wonderful days when the county championships, both baseball and softball, were held on the same day at the same site? When it was at Caven Point, it was like a carnival atmosphere, with fans going back and forth from game to game. The county tournament has lost a little of its luster this year and that’s a shame…Hudson Reporter High School Baseball Top Five: 1. St. Peter’s Prep (16-7). 2. Bayonne (17-9). 3. Memorial (15-8). 4. Ferris (15-10). 5. St. Anthony (14-7)…Hudson Reporter High School Softball Top Five: 1. Hudson Catholic (16-4). 2. Hoboken (15-5). 3. St. Dominic Academy (15-7). 4. North Bergen (14-6-1). 5. Weehawken (16-5). – Jim HagueJim Hague can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]last_img read more

Sunny 2nd Half Of The Weekend

first_imgSunshine will return for Sunday with temperatures climbing back to near 80 degrees. UV Index will return to high and the surf will ease up a little back down to 2-4 feet.For the remainder of next week, high pressure will take control with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the low 80s. Now that the quick hitting coastal storm is moving away, cloudy and windy conditions will continue for the remainder of the day with a few light showers/drizzle still possible. Ocean City picked up over 3″ of rain in a short time which caused flooding in the usual locations on the island.Northeast winds will continue to gust out of the northeast over  20mph. The surf will still be quite rough due to the coastal storm tracking offshore. There will be a high risk of rip currents with 7-9 foot surf.last_img read more

Dave Matthews Band Announces ‘Live Trax Vol. 47’ From 1997 Hartford Performance

first_imgLive Trax Vol. 47 Tracklist1. One Sweet World2. Best of What’s Around3. Jimi Thing4. Crash Into Me5. Lie In Our Graves6. Seek Up7. Two Step8. #419. Leave Me Praying10. Say Goodbye11. Ants Marching12. Tripping Billies13. Lover Lay Down14. So Much To Say15. Too Much16. Drive in, Drive OutView Album Tracklisting Dave Matthews Band continues to roll out live releases as part of their ongoing Live Trax archival series. The latest upcoming release will feature the live recording from the band’s performance at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, CT back on June 8th, 1997, which featured guest performances from Béla Fleck and his Flecktones bandmate and future DMB saxophonist, Jeff Coffin.The band’s 1997 concert in Hartford that evening came during the summer tour in support of their 1996 Crash LP, which would go on to become their best-selling studio album. In addition to featuring a vibrant mix of DMB fan favorites including “Jimi Thing”, “Crash Into Me”, and “Ants Marching”, the performance marked the first time Coffin shared the stage with his future bandmates DMB, as Béla Fleck and the Flecktones were the show’s support act on that part of the tour. The performance that night also featured the tour debuts of “One Sweet World” and “The Best Of What’s Around”, and the first-ever full band version of “Leave Me Praying”, according to JamBase. Coffin’s DMB debut came during the performance of “#41”, eight songs into the show.Related: Dave Matthews Band’s New “Live Trax Vol. 40” To Feature James Brown Collab ShowDave Matthews and company recently shared their summer 2019 tour schedule, which is set to begin with a show in Pensacola, FL on April 30th. The band is scheduled to make headlining appearances at Sea.Hear.Now and Beale Street Music Festivals later this year as well. The band also recently shared their entire Live In Central Park concert from 2003 for fans to enjoy for free on YouTube. Fans can click here for tickets to the band’s upcoming summer tour.Fans can also click here to preorder Live Trax Vol. 47. The album is scheduled to ship on or around March 27th, with all downloads becoming available via email two days later on March 29th.last_img read more

Black Hole Initiative funded for three more years

first_imgThe John Templeton Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has funded the Black Hole Initiative for an additional three year term, until September 2022. This new funding of $7.2 million rewards a success story, leading to a graduate student program on black holes at Harvard University and more than a hundred interdisciplinary papers that have  been published in prestigious journals.The Center also acted as the headquarters for the operations of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which successfully realized the first direct image of a black hole in M87. It is actively engaged in public outreach and hosts a weekly colloquium series and an annual conference featuring distinguished scientists from around the world.The BHI is an independent Center within the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Harvard University, involving a collaboration between the Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, History of Science, and Philosophy departments at Harvard as well as the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Details on its members and activities are available at https://bhi.fas.harvard.edu/. The John Templeton Foundation, the sole funder of the Black Hole Initiative for its first three years, supports research and dialogue on the deepest questions facing humankind. It funds projects in topics ranging from genetics and evolution to curiosity, forgiveness, and free will. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the Bay Area.For more information about the Black Hole Initiative and its mission, contact Founding Director Abraham Loeb at [email protected]last_img read more

Bright Star’s Hannah Elless Thinks Mark Rylance & Boiled Peanuts Are the Best

first_img Bright Star Age: 29Hometown: Kalamazoo, MICurrent Role: Bright Star’s Margo Crawford, who works in a bookstore and falls for Billy Cane, played by A.J. Shively.Stage & Screen Cred: Elless made her Broadway debut in Godspell. Her previous stage credits include off-Broadway’s The Other Josh Cohen as well as Hamlet, Phaedra, Henry V and Private Lives. She has appeared onscreen in Glee, The Lake Effect, Before Winter and the forthcoming film When Mary Met Ally. Hannah Elless photographed at Arogsy Book Store(Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016center_img View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Ecuador Takes Measures to Prevent Infiltration by Drug Cartels

first_img The mentioned article is good, it ponders the Ecuadorian work, of their police, but there are some questions that are not clear, out of the 26 tons of drugs seized, how many belong to Colombia, how many to Peru and how many to Bolivia in 2011, 2012. I consider that this will show the direct and correlative action of how drug trafficking operates in South America and once and for all we will take the bandages out of our eyes and we will know who is who… Who controls drug trafficking in South America and in connection to which Governments. This is healthy in order to continue fighting them. Congratulations to the magazine’s editor in-chief, good articles, very professional. By Dialogo July 30, 2012 Ecuador, which shares a border with Colombia, the world’s largest cocaine producer, is applying mechanisms to prevent the infiltration of international organizations of drug traffickers, President Rafael Correa said. “We are taking measures to prevent the infiltration of international cartels into Ecuador,” the president said in an interview with Gama television network on July 25. He added that “Ecuador is probably the only country that does not produce coca.” “Do you know how difficult it is to monitor whether there is narcotics trafficking in our country when, with all affection and respect for Colombia and Peru, we border on the world’s largest cocaine producers?” Correa asked. Colombia saw a slight increase in the area with coca plantations in 2011, with a total of 64,000 hectares (3 percent more than in 2010), according to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released on July 25, in Bogotá. That country’s total cocaine production in 2011 was 345 tons, a slight decrease of 1.4 percent compared to the previous year. Up to now, Colombia has been the leading producer of cocaine and has had the world’s largest area of coca plantations, followed by Peru and Bolivia, countries that have not yet published their figures for 2011. During the first six months of 2012, Ecuador seized around 18 tons of drugs, chiefly cocaine. Seizures of narcotics reached 26 tons in 2011, compared to 18 tons in 2010 and the record of 68 tons in 2009. On July 23, four Ecuadorean police officers were arrested for alleged extortion targeting a man whom they linked with the apparent drug money found on a Mexican small plane that crashed in May. Two Mexican nationals, who died in the accident in the coastal province of Manabí (in southwestern Ecuador), were traveling on the aircraft, in which the authorities found 1.3 million dollars. last_img read more

Long Beach Man Charged With Attempted Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspected gunman has been arrested for allegedly shooting a person in the suspect’s hometown of Long Beach over the weekend, Long Beach city police said Monday.Lachance Bryant was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.Police said the 30-year-old suspect shot the victim in the chest with a shotgun near the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and East Chester Street at 10 p.m. Friday.The victim ran away and was aided by passing Long Beach firefighters, who took the victim to Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside.Bryant was arraigned at Long Beach city court and is due back in Nassau County court on April 23.last_img read more

Is this hot member segment on your credit union’s radar?

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Miriam De Dios Woodward Miriam De Dios Woodward is the CEO of PolicyWorks, LLC. She also serves as Senior Vice President of AMC, the holding company of the Iowa Credit Union League and parent … Web: https://www.policyworksllc.com Details The highly influential, potentially profitable, Hispanic small business owner (HSBO) is attracting more attention from the nation’s lenders and issuers. A growing segment, the HSBO niche is one that more credit unions should consider as they go into strategic planning season this fall. Here are a few things to keep in mind as your cooperative contemplates including this target market in its 2018 member growth and engagement strategies. HSBOs need more than money. Many HSBOs are on their own, without the benefit of boards of directors, shareholders or even executive teams. Nearly 90 percent of Hispanic-owned businesses, in fact, are without paid employees. This underscores the importance of leadership support and financial guidance for this critical segment of the Hispanic population.HSBOs are young. According to Geoscape, Hispanic entrepreneurs are more youthful, connected digitally and socially engaged than non-Hispanics overall. And their young businesses are growing at an incredible rate – more than 15 times that of all U.S. firms. HSBOS are nuanced. There are HSBOs of all types. Although the largest segment (at nearly 40 percent) was born in the U.S. and is English dominant, 20 percent of HSBOs are Spanish preferring and immigrated to the U.S., retaining many of their Hispanic cultural practices. Talking with instead of at HSBOs is a key way to differentiate your expertise and brand from competitors. HSBOs are digital natives. Hispanic entrepreneurs use the Internet, including social accounts, to supplement resources and expertise they don’t yet (or never intend to) have. They crave real, fast, smart answers to their problems and will look to digital resources to get them. An HSBO campaign in action. A noteworthy example of a successful marketing campaign targeting HSBOs comes from car maker Toyota. To increase focus on Hispanic communities, including small business owners looking to invest in work-related vehicles, Toyota created the “Más Que un Auto” campaign. It was designed to address the deep connection many Hispanic drivers have with their vehicles. Toyota owners were encouraged to use Toyota’s interactive website to create custom (and free) nameplates for their vehicles. As a result, the Toyota Facebook page received thousands of likes, and different social media platforms were buzzing about Toyota’s unique car decals. The result of this and other Toyota campaigns? The car maker is now the top-selling brand for Hispanics.U.S. Hispanics are one of the most financially underserved segments on the radar of credit union marketers. This is precisely why so many have designed specific growth strategies around Hispanic membership. Those strategies are working, but they may have to evolve to become more targeted as the burgeoning Hispanic community becomes more nuanced. As you launch, adapt and evolve your credit union’s Hispanic growth strategy, go deep. Evaluate the market in your area and drill down to the segments and niches that make the most sense for your capabilities and mission. Is the HSBO market waiting for you?This article is a modified excerpt from the white paper “The Digital Lives of Hispanic Consumers.” last_img read more