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Offshore WIND Edition 3/2017 Focuses on HR and Foundations

first_imgEdition three of the Offshore WIND Magazine will boast an HR topic, including interviews with governmental bodies from three countries. Next to that Bent Christensen, Vice President Siemens Gamesa, will feature in the main interview and we will delve deeper into the future of ever-growing turbines with our foundations focus.Furthermore, the edition will offer a guest column, Offshore WIND Breezes, Wind Farm Updates and an in-depth look at Offshore WIND Conference programme and speakers.Looking to advertise in this edition? Please contact the Offshore WIND Sales team via or call us at +31 10 20 92 600.Want to subscribe to the magazine? Head to this website:

J2 Subsea Gets General Manager

first_imgJ2 Subsea, an Acteon company, has appointed Christian Blinkenberg as general manager based in Aberdeen.John Walker, managing director, J2 Subsea, stated: “Christian brings a huge breadth of industry experience and I am delighted he is joining J2 Subsea to strengthen our expanding team. “This appointment will not only help us achieve our business goals but also allow me to focus more on the technological innovations that have helped J2 Subsea become a global leader in the provision of customised ROV tooling solutions for the ROV and underwater survey markets.”Christian Blinkenberg, who has over 15 years experience in the Oil and Gas sector from time spent in the UK; Brazil; USA and Nordic regions said: “I am delighted to be joining J2 Subsea – a well-respected company I have seen grow and innovative even in the most challenging of times. I look forward to working closely with John and all the team to help achieve the ambitious technological and growth plans that are in place for 2018 and beyond.”last_img read more

Vietnam Arrests Mongolian-Flagged Tanker over Illegal STS Transfer

first_imgA Mongolian-flagged tanker was arrested in Vietnamese waters over an alleged illegal ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of oil with a Vietnamese-flagged vessel.The Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) said the vessel in question was the 1993-built Oki Maru, which was seized and transferred to a coast guard command where it will remain for the duration of the investigation.The VCG did not identify the Vietnam-flagged vessel that received oil from the Mongolian-flagged tanker.At the time of the arrest, the 2,000 dwt clean tanker was loaded with 350,000 liters of diesel oil without legal documentation, it was further said. Owned and operated by a Thai company, Oki Maru was crewed by 11 Thai nationals at the time of the arrest.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

Abortion rate declines in Bay

first_imgBay of Plenty Times 25 June 2014Bay of Plenty abortion numbers are dropping as nationwide rates hit a 20-year low.Latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show 726 abortions were performed in the Bay of Plenty last year, down from 773 in 2012 and 821 in 2011.Nationwide abortion rates for 2013 were the lowest in 20 years.In total 14,073 induced abortions were performed last year, down from 14,745 in 2012 and 15,863 in 2011.Family First NZ director Bob McCoskrie said the abortion rate would continue to drop as knowledge of the prenatal development of the unborn child increased, and as an increasingly pro-life younger generation become parents.He said the Bay of Plenty had the benefit of the new pregnancy choice centre run by Janice Tetley-Jones.Family First NZ spokesperson Marina Young believed the drop was a result of increased education and access to more information.“I think a lot of people have been more informed. There’s a lot more out there on the internet about the early development. read more

“Better abortion laws” – but for whom?

first_imgKarl du Fresne 17 July 2018Family First Comment: Highlighting media bias, with the inconvenient truth…“What struck me most while listening to McCarthy and Lohr is that in a 28-minute discussion about abortion, they somehow managed to avoid a single reference to the word “baby” or even “foetus”. The abortion debate has evidently been so totally captured by feminist ideology, and so successfully framed as solely an issue of women’s rights, that the unborn baby is not only not at the centre of the procedure, but has been erased from the picture altogether. How convenient. Excluding the baby from the conversation neatly gets around messy questions about the morality of extinguishing a human life.”Last Saturday I heard Noelle McCarthy, filling in for Kim Hill on her Saturday morning radio show, interview the American abortion careerist Dr Patricia Lohr, who runs Britain’s Pregnancy Advisory Service. (Actually, judging by the interview, that’s a misnomer: if they were honest, they would call it the Abortion Advisory Service, or perhaps the Pregnancy Termination Service).It was less an interview than an empathising session, since McCarthy and Lohr were clearly of one mind, whether welcoming the “inspirational” result of the recent Irish referendum on abortion or lamenting the obstacles women wanting an abortion are still said to face because …. well, actually, because society views the termination of a life, even in the womb, as a pretty serious matter, although anyone hoping this “interview” might explore some of the profound moral questions around abortion would have been sorely disappointed. McCarthy and Lohr gave the impression the only moral right in play here is women’s right to have a pregnancy terminated without delay and preferably with no questions asked. I’m surprised no one has proposed drive-in abortion clinics; 10 minutes, no waiting. Perhaps they have.What struck me most while listening to McCarthy and Lohr is that in a 28-minute discussion about abortion, they somehow managed to avoid a single reference to the word “baby” or even “foetus”. The abortion debate has evidently been so totally captured by feminist ideology, and so successfully framed as solely an issue of women’s rights, that the unborn baby is not only not at the centre of the procedure, but has been erased from the picture altogether. How convenient. Excluding the baby from the conversation neatly gets around messy questions about the morality of extinguishing a human life.The closest Lohr got to mentioning babies was when she spoke of women “passing the pregnancy” (I think she meant “getting rid of the baby”) at home. This is another euphemism that neatly dehumanises the foetus – anything to avoid acknowledging the awkward truth and ease the conscience of those carrying out the procedure.If you check out the Radio New Zealand website, you’ll see the interview is headlined “Better abortion laws”. But better for whom? Certainly not the unborn child. read more

‘Infant Safe Sleep’ classes offered in Versailles

first_imgVersailles, In. — On third Friday of every month the Ripley County Health Department hosts “Infant Safe Sleep Classes from 2 to 3 p.m. in the commissioner’s room in the Annex Building.Gifts are offered to all who successfully complete the class and scholarships are available.For more information please call 812-689-5751.last_img

Over 80,000 Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19

first_imgStatewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported that 2,850 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the weekend.  A total of 80,415 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 906,851 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.9% positive rate and 26 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,924 Hoosiers deaths.Dearborn County has a total of 535 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 13 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 358 positive cases and 32 deaths (up 11 new cases), Franklin County has 253 positive cases and 19 deaths (up 4 new cases and 4 new deaths), and Ripley County has 225 positive cases and 8 deaths (up 5 new cases). Locally, this is an increase of 33 new positive cases and 4 new deaths.last_img

Annenberg TV News wins Murrow Award

first_imgAlumna Samantha Bergum (left) and Faculty Director Stacy Scholder accepted the National Student Murrow Award for Excellence in Video Newscast on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Samantha Bergum)The Radio Television Digital News Association recognized Annenberg TV News with the National Student Murrow Award for Excellence in Video Newscast, on Monday. ATVN was recognized for its coverage of the false alarm campus shooting alert that happened in October 2017. The coverage, in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, was on a professor who falsely informed her students that there was an active shooter in Fertitta Hall. The reports of gunfire triggered a campus-wide police response.A group of 42 student journalists on the ATVN team covered the breaking news, according to USC alumna and former ATVN Executive Producer Samantha Bergum.“These outstanding student journalists represent not only the future of journalism, but also the professional level of reporting that student journalists are already bringing news audiences across the country,” said Scott Libin, the Chair of RTDNA, according to the association’s website. ATVN covered the breaking news on the shooting, gave informed eyewitness reactions and provided important actionable information to the USC community, RTDNA’s website said.Bergum accepted the award at the event along with ATVN Faculty Director Stacy Scholder.“I was shocked and pleasantly surprised when we won,” Bergum said. “More than anything, I think it’s just a testament to good journalism … it was a really significant day and a day that reminds you why journalism is so important to communities in crisis.”Bergum said that the way the Annenberg newsroom came together amid the chaos on campus was inspiring.“It was all hands on deck to cover the important story,” Bergum said. “Though I got to be on stage accepting the award, it’s truly, to me, an award for the whole newsroom.”Daniel Toomey, an anchor of the broadcast that night and a junior majoring in journalism, described the media center as hectic when the news broke. “Not only were we covering this crazy thing that was happening on campus, but we were covering Vegas as well,” Toomey said. “It really [tested] your ability to work under pressure … You were dealing with two sensitive subjects on a super tight schedule.”Toomey said that everyone at ATVN knew that they had to get the job done that day.“You could definitely understand that our newsroom was locked in that day … and was determined to get an episode out,” Toomey said.He also credits Bergum with helping with organizing and leading the newsroom during the shooting alert. “You wondered at points, when working with Sam, what she was doing in a college newsroom,” Toomey said. “You walk into a newsroom and … you [realize] that things are crazy … but you [knew] that if Sam is there, then you are going to come out with a good broadcast either way.”last_img read more

Local Soccer Fixtures

first_imgBorrisokane square up to Nenagh while Holycross play Streamstown Celtic.THEN in the TSDL.There are several games in Division One..Cullen Lattin take on Old BridgeIt’s Kilsheelan United vs. Rosegreen RangersAnd Cahir Park vs. Tipperary Town They all kick off at 12- while at 11.30 Bansha United play Saint Nicholas. It’s Thurles Town vs. Nenagh Celtic and Nenagh AFC vs. Roscrea United in the Premier Division –Both of those kick off at 11.30At the same time in the Barry Cup Semi Finals.last_img

Double header in Monroe in South football championship

first_imgMeanwhile tonight Galway host Sligo in Tuam in the Connacht minor final replay, throw in is at 7 and Tipperary will play the winners of tonights game next weekend in the All Irleand quarter final. Commercials manager Charlie McKeever says his teams training has been fragmentedlast_img