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1. Fugro Acquires DCN Global LLCFugro has reached agreement to acquire DCN Global LLC (‘DCN Global’), a company specialising in the provision of subsea engineering and diving services to the offshore civil and oil & gas industry, primarily in the Middle East.2. BP Awards Over £1 Bln in Contracts for Re-Development of Quad 204BP announced that it, and its partners, have now awarded over £1 billion in contracts to UK-based companies to provide services and equipment for the major re-development of the Schiehallion and Loyal oil fields to the west of Shetland.3. FMC Technologies to Supply 16 Subsea Manifolds for Petrobras’ FieldsFMC Technologies, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Petrobras, Brazil’s national oil company, for the supply of subsea manifolds for its pre-salt fields, located offshore Brazil.4. Fugro Launches New Submarine Rescue Simulator at DSEIFugro Subsea Services Ltd gave the first public showing of its new Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV) simulator at the DSEI show in London.5. TE SubCom, SubPartners Ink System Supply Contract for APX-West Submarine CableTE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. Company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, and SubPartners Pty Ltd (SubPartners) announce the signing of a system supply contract for the APX-West submarine cable system from Perth, Australia to Singapore. APX-West will deliver low-latency, diverse capacity between Australia and Singapore. Related:Top News of the Week of Sep 02 – Sep 08, 2013Top News of the Week of Aug 26 – Sep 01, 2013 Subsea World News Staff, September 15, 2013
Sole practitioners will no longer have to apply each year for their status to be recognised following a rule change by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Under the change, which requires approval by the Legal Services Board, sole practitioners will receive ‘lifetime licences’.Sole practitioners make up 28% of the profession in England and Wales, with nearly 3,000 firms. Agnieszka Scott, SRA director of policy, said: ‘By removing this process, it reduces the regulatory burden by saving solicitors and the SRA time.’
Ward 10 remains closed to admissions, transfers and routine visiting and it is anticipated that the Ward will re-open tomorrow September 9th 2016 following a deep clean. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Full outbreak control measures continue to be implemented at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary due to vomiting and diarrhoea virus. Dr Martin Connor, Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, said:“There are a number of viruses involving sickness and diarrhoea circulating within the community. Anyone who has experienced the virus are advised to remain at home for at least 48 hours following their last symptom as per NHS Scotland advice“I would like to take this opportunity to thank visitors and staff for their ongoing support and understanding in helping to confine the spread of the infection”
(Left) Michele Henderson Delsol, (right) memebers of the Midnight Groovers receiving awards.Dominica’s Goodwill Ambassador Michele Henderson and the pioneers of Cadence music, the Midnight Groovers have been honored for their contribution to the promotion of Francophonie music, as part of Francophonie Month activities.Michele Henderson Delsol of Grand Bay, who has recorded six solo albums, received an award for best recording artiste and best female artist in 2014.The Midnight Groovers Band, also of Grand Bay, which has been producing music for 46 years and has 40 albums, was awarded for their promotion of Francophonie music.They were awarded on Friday 20 March at the Fort Young Hotel at the Francophone Awards ceremony.“I had a passion for the language since I was a child, I would vacation in Guadeloupe and had friends that didn’t speak any English,” Michele Henderson told Dominica Vibes. She noted the contribution of her teachers at the Dominica Grammar School for contributing to her learning and love for the language. “For me it’s a rewarding feeling to look at my teachers now and how they succeeded in passing that information unto me, so I feel very proud for myself and for them. For me it’s a validation of my work from childhood to now,” Mrs Henderson added.She has encouraged young artistes to get involve in French music since there is a huge market for it in the neighboring islands. “We have a million people north and south of our borders; Guadeloupe and Martinique’s population is very interested and keen on creole and French music, they really love it”.“They are making an effort to pay for it as well, so there is quite a market and I don’t think we are making enough use of that market,” she continued.Dominica joined fifty-seven other countries in celebrating International Francophone Day on Friday, 20 March 2015.– / 7 Share Share EntertainmentLocalNews Michele Henderson & Midnight Groovers honored by: Dominica Vibes News – March 21, 2015 580 Views one comment Tweet Share Sharing is caring!
“It’s not a surprise to any of us that some of the workers on dairy farms today are not legal. It’s an uncomfortable situation for both them and their employers,” Jim Holte, president of Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, said in an interview.Unlike migrant workers who can obtain a work permit for seasonal agricultural jobs, foreign workers on dairy farms can’t get the H-2A visa because their jobs are year-round rather than temporary.The workers and farms are in “a real conundrum” and need changes in the laws, said Erich Straub, a Milwaukee lawyer who specializes in immigration law cases.”It’s not just a humanitarian issue,” Straub was quoted as saying in an article in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Sentinel Journal. “It’s an economic issue for Wisconsin dairy producers and agriculture across the country.”Punitive or unworkable labor policies may appear to help American-born workers, but without access to immigrant workers the entire dairy industry is in peril, according to the National Milk Producers Federation.advertisement”The impact of a lack of immigration reform over the years has created a lot of anxiety and uncertainty at the farm level.” said Jerry Kozak, NMPF president, adding that the lack of reform affects both small and large dairy farms.For that reason, NMPF has joined a broad cross-section of organizations representing agricultural employers in a collective effort to reform federal immigration policies. It is one of the founding members of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition.Click here to read Progressive Dairyman’s 3 Open Minutes article, a Q&A with representatives of two AWC members, including NMPF.AWC’s goal is to seek legislation that ensures America’s farms, ranches and other agricultural operations have access to a stable and skilled workforce.Under the coalition’s proposals, immigrant workers could get an 11-month visa with employers registered with the USDA. They would then be required to return to their home country for 30 days. There would be no limit on the number of times people could obtain the 11-month visa, and they could move from employer to employer without any contractual commitment.Contract employees could commit to work for an employer for a fixed period on a 12-month visa that’s renewable indefinitely. They would have to return to their home country for at least 30 days over a three-year period.advertisementExperienced but unauthorized agricultural workers now in the U.S. could obtain permanent legal status and the right to work in whatever industries they choose under the proposed changes. To achieve that, they would have to work for a number of days annually in agriculture for several years.The proposed changes are aimed at giving the dairy industry, and other farm businesses, a reliable year-round workforce that’s not under the threat of deportation.Even when Wisconsin has a high unemployment rate, there’s a shortage of people applying for jobs at dairy farms, said Laurie Fischer, executive director of the Dairy Business Association, based in Green Bay.After a printing plant in Waterloo closed and left hundreds of people out of work, only a couple of them applied for jobs at nearby Crave Brothers Dairy Farm.A separate study, by Texas A&M University, showed that farms using immigrant labor supply more than three-fifths of the nation’s milk. PD—Compiled from NMPF news release and a Milwaukee-Wisconsin Sentinel Journal article (Click here to read the full article.) Wisconsin farm groups, including the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and the Dairy Business Association, say laws should be amended so that farms could legally employ foreign workers year-round.A University of Wisconsin – Madison study found that more than 40 percent of the employees on Wisconsin dairy farms were immigrants. The study also said that experts believe roughly 50 percent of immigrant workers in U.S. agriculture lack legal authorization to work here.advertisementadvertisement
Last week, Parks was a center of trade rumors as he is reportedly to be shipped to the Meralco Bolts in exchange of Baser Amer moving to TNT KaTropa and Jericho Cruz and Brian Heruela going to the Elite.Aside from Parks, the Elite is also set to offer contracts to incoming rookies Andres Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter once their move to the Blackwater was formalized in a trade with the NLEX Road Warriors.Desiderio and Tratter will get P100,000 per month during their rookie year, before getting a rate of P150,000 a month on their second season. Already signed by Elite was second rounder Diego Dario, who will receive P70, 000 a month in his one-year deal.“I’m happy and confident with this young team,” Sy said. “We still have enough veterans to guide our young players. The important thing is they will complement one another for the desired chemistry.”Among the veterans, the Elite has recently signed center James Sena and forwards Raphael Banal and Emil Renz Palma to one-year contract extensions./PN Blackwater Elite team owner Dioceldo Sy they have no plans to trade former two-time UAAP MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr. FOX SPORTS PH MANILA – Blackwater Elite retracted its earlier plan to trade incoming rookie Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and has offer him a three-year, maximum rookie contract worth P10.4 million.Elite team owner Dioceldo Sy said the team has no plans to trade the former two-time UAAP MVP and is eyeing at a long-term commitment with the 6-foot-4 guard/forward.“We have no plans to trade Ray-ray,” Sy said. “We are offering him a three-year contract. If for some reason things won’t work out with Ray-ray, then we’ll study what options available.”“But we are not looking at that possibility as of now. We’re looking at a long-term relationship with Ray-ray and making our team a championship contender with him,” he added.
Related TopicsBasketballCavsClevelandDraymond GreenGolden StateIman ShumpertKevin LoveKlay ThompsonKyrie IrvingLebron JamesNBASteph CurryWarriors Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Matt Medley The last time the two teams met was Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals, June 16th. The Warriors celebrated on the floor of Quicken Loans Arena, while LeBron James lost an NBA Finals series for the fourth time in six trips.The Cavs had all offseason to re-live the memories and it was apparent from the unofficial start of the 2015 season, Cavs Media Day, that the players had not forgotten the pain that came along with losing.On September 28th, at the Cavs practice facilities in Independence, Ohio, LeBron told members of the media from around the world, “It gets worse and worse every time you lose.”Cavs’ guard and lockdown defender Iman Shumpert was as important a piece in the 2015 playoff run as anybody on the team, as he played every game of the playoffs, playing more total minutes than anyone besides LeBron and Tristan Thompson.Shumpert played through pain and injuries throughout the post-season, especially in the Finals, and had the un-enviable task of guarding Steph Curry, at times, and Klay Thompson.Neither of those two elite scorers had particularly explosive scoring outbursts in the series, and a lot of the credit has to be due to Shumpert.One of Shumpert’s passions away from basketball is music. He is a recording artist, singer/rapper. He released the song, “Highlight Reel” in October, in which he made a reference to losing the Finals, saying “You can’t comprehend my mental pain, when I took that L to Golden State.”Wednesday, December 23rd, it was still evident that the feelings from the series in June were fresh for Shumpert, when he spoke with members of the media following the 91-84 win over the Knicks.Shumpert told reporters, “We’ve been waiting for this. Guys have been working their asses off to be healthy. I can’t speak for everybody, but for me, I’m still salty. I’m happy to be playing Golden State.”His team leader, LeBron, echoed similar sentiments, with a bit of a different perspective. James told reporters Wednesday night, “The memories will come back as soon as we walk in the building, but we understand that it is one of 82… Friday will not be the end of our season like it was in June.”As for Head Coach David Blatt, who went through a difficult journey in his first season as an NBA coach, making it all the way to the Finals, only to be under-manned and depleted due to injuries, and come up short against a talented team, the more-seasoned coach in his second-year, had another way of putting it.“The significance of the game is a bit more because of the excitement of the game,” Blatt said in his post-game press conference, “I don’t think there’s anyone on our team that doesn’t remember the Finals, and I don’t think there’s anyone on their team that doesn’t remember it either.”There’s no doubt that Golden State has been just as anxious for this game to come, as well. They spent all off-season having to hear criticism that if the Cavaliers had been healthy, they may not have won the Finals. They came out with a chip on their shoulder, setting an NBA record, by going 24-0 to start the season.They are 27-1 coming into the game. Curry is having one of the greatest seasons of all-time, averaging 31 points, six assists, and making nearly five three-pointers per game, on pace to break his own NBA record by a landslide.If there is one criticism to Golden State this season, which it is almost absurd to even think someone could have one for a team that is 27-1, it is that the Warriors have not played the next three best teams in the NBA yet; the Spurs, Cavaliers, and Thunder.Christmas Day will give basketball fans a chance to see a matchup when both teams are as close to healthy as one could hope.Warriors’ small forward Harrison Barnes has been described as doubtful for Friday’s game, but his absence hasn’t caused any drop-off in the team’s production the last few weeks. The Cavs are finally healthy with everyone on the roster, but Kyrie Irving will not be unleashed with no restrictions this early, having just made his season-debut on Sunday. Kevin Love was not on the floor for any of the NBA Finals, as his postseason ended in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in Boston, so it will be interesting to see what kind of impact he has in the game, as well.Irving said he re-watched the injury he suffered in Game One of the NBA Finals eight times this off-season, before saying he couldn’t do it anymore.He was one of the most visibly angry players at Cavs Media Day in September, saying “We’re going to play with a lot of anger and more rage.”Irving may not be able to play with as much of that as he would like to in this Finals Rematch on Christmas, but you can bet he will make his presence felt.Although this game only counts as one of 82, it sure feels like the guys involved are going to turn it up a few notches on Friday.
Time to celebrate the first Calder Cup in the Monsters’ history. All of Cleveland can come celebrate at Gateway Plaza between the Q and Progressive Field. The party starts at 6 PM and will involve a bunch of interactive activities, food, and even taking a picture with the Calder Cup. From seeing the champions on stage at 6:30 PM to the live music, it will be fun for all who attend!For more info, go to the link below.http://www.lakeeriemonsters.com/team/news/monsters-host-championship-plaza-party-tuesday Related Topics Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. Eli Mooneyham