Eni renews Petrofac’s Liverpool Bay contract

first_imgOilfield services provider Petrofac has secured a two-year contract extension on Eni UK Limited’s Liverpool Bay Development in the Irish Sea, valued in the region of $65 million.Under the terms of the renewal, Petrofac will continue its decade-long role as Duty Holder for the Irish Sea Pioneer, an offshore support vessel located off the North Wales coast, Petrofac said on Thursday.The company will also continue to provide on and offshore operations and maintenance personnel on the Douglas fixed platforms, offshore storage installation, and at the onshore gas terminal at Point of Ayr.The renewal builds on Petrofac’s existing portfolio of service provision for Eni, which includes Duty Holder for the Hewett Complex in the Southern North Sea.Dave Blackburn, Senior Vice President, Petrofac Engineering and Production Services West, said: “We are delighted that Eni has exercised its option to extend our contract for another two years, continuing our long-term support of the Liverpool Bay Development.“As Operators continue to look to the supply chain to generate value, this important renewal is testament to our record of sustained operations delivery across the UKCS. We very much look forward to working with Eni to maximise safe production throughout field life.”last_img read more

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Failure to act on child abuse now illegal

first_imgRadio NZ News 19 March 2012People who knowingly turn a blind eye to child abuse are now liable for a maximum of 10 years in jail under law changes taking effect on Monday. The Crimes Act has been strengthened in response to the 2006 killing of twin baby boys Chris and Cru Kahui which remains unresolved. Some members of the Kahui family – nicknamed the tight 12 – were accused by police of withholding vital information after the boys’ deaths. Their father, Chris Kahui, was later acquitted of murder and no one else has been charged. From Monday, law changes make it an offence for anyone over the age of 18 living in the same household or closely connected to the family to fail to act on child abuse they are aware of. The penalty will also apply to hospital staff who know a child is being mistreated or in danger of being killed. The law changes also double the maximum penalty for cruelty to a child from five to 10 years in prison.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/101209/failure-to-act-on-child-abuse-now-illegalAbuse law won’t work: Kahui lawyerNZ Herald 19 Mar 2012…..Lorraine Smith, who represented Mr Kahui, said the law change would not reduce the country’s terrible child abuse statistics. “Some people who do see or suspect abuse, these people do report it,” she said. “The very people to whom [the legislation] is directed are often too damaged to have the capacity to report the abuse, because they know there are consequences if they do report it, and they know that the police won’t be able to protect them. This is the atmosphere that the abuse of children and vulnerable people happen.” Ms Smith said those within the household where abuse occurs are often victims of the circumstances themselves. “How is it going to help? How is it going to encourage people who are in a situation where they are living in a dysfunctional household and who themselves are often fractured and damaged and paralysed with fear about the consequences of reporting abuse?” Ms Smith said nurses and others outside of the family who see abuse usually will not hesitate to report it, regardless of the legislation.….Detective Superintendent Rod Drew told Radio New Zealand police will put the new law to use. “Child abuse in New Zealand is a significant problem that we’re all working together very hard to try and resolve, so we can reasonably expect that we will use this legislation.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10793047last_img read more

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A professor responds to critics regarding his belief in marriage

first_imgA professor at the University of North Carolina was told he was “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America.” Why? Because he insisted that marriage requires one man and one woman. READ HIS RESPONSE An Embarrassment to Higher EducationMike Adams – clashdaily.com 28 Aug 2013I want to take the time to thank you for writing and telling me that I should be fired from my position as a tenured professor because I am “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America.” I also want to thank you for responding when I asked you exactly how you arrived at that conclusion. Your response, “because you insist that marriage requires one man and one woman,” was both helpful and concise.While I respect your right to conclude that I am the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America, I think you’re wrong. In fact, I don’t even think I’m the biggest embarrassment to higher education in the state of North Carolina. But since you’re a liberal and you support “choice” – provided we’re talking about dismembering children and not school vouchers for those who weren’t dismembered – I want to give you some options. In fact, I’m going to describe the antics of ten professors, official campus groups, and invited campus speakers in North Carolina and let you decide which constitutes the biggest embarrassment to higher education.READ MORE http://clashdaily.com/2013/08/an-embarrassment-to-higher-education/last_img read more

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Booze store location near school ‘devastating’

first_imgNZ Herald 16 June 2014A principal is flabbergasted at a decision to allow a liquor store to open in a former video parlour directly opposite his school in Mangere.“There is no place for a liquor outlet at the front gate of a school,” said Robin Staples of Southern Cross Campus, which caters for about 2000 pupils from Years 1 to 13.The school and the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board are considering legal options after the Auckland District Licensing Committee granted Mr Jagjit Janjua and Ms Balbinder Janjua an off-licence for a liquor store above their grocery store at Wickman Way opposite the school.The liquor outlet will be on the first floor of the building the Janjuas own, replacing a video parlour.The Janjuas have agreed to surrender their off-licence for wine and beer at the grocery store, close the liquor store between 3pm and 4pm on school days and not sell single RTDs (ready to drink spirit-based drinks).The closest off-licence liquor store is about 1km away.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11274604last_img read more

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North Vernon officials close public pool for 2018

first_imgNorth Vernon, In. — The municipal pool in North Vernon will not open this year after a unanimous vote by city council.An inspection following the 2017 revealed almost $35,00 of repairs needed to the liner to reopen. The liner was in 2003.Because the pool has been a financial drain for the city officials are exploring their next move. The options include repairing the liner and concrete, build a new facility or close the pool permanently.An evaluation of all options will be completed by leaders.last_img

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Tipperary manager pays tribute to strength of Minor Football panel

first_imgTipperary’s Minor Football manager says he had a choice of several players with the ability to captain his side.The Premier County get their Munster championship campaign underway tomorrow evening with a quarter final clash against Waterford in Semple Stadium.The team announced for the clash has six members of last year’s squad lining out with Moyle Rovers’ Danny Owens leading the side. Manager Charlie McGeever said he believes in selecting a strong personality to captain a team and that he was spoiled for choice with this year’s panel.Throw-in is at 7 o’clock tomorrow evening in Semple Stadium and Tipp FM will have live updates from the matchlast_img

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Arter hoping for starting 11 spot in Austria qualifier

first_imgHarry Arter has vowed to become a regular starter for the Republic of Ireland.The Bournemouth midfielder has played just four times since making his international debut against England two years ago.The 27-year-old is hoping he’s impressed Martin O’Neill enough to secure a spot in the starting 11 for Sunday’s crunch World Cup qualifier against Austria Photo © Pixabaylast_img

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Betway begins search for new creative agency

first_img StumbleUpon Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Global sports betting site, Betway has announced that it has initiated the search for a new creative agency, following the conclusion of its seven-year partnership with Above+Beyond.The new agency will start in summer 2018 on a long-term, multi-million-pound contract. It will work towards a major global campaign launch and regional roll out in 2019, supporting Betway’s growth into new markets worldwide.Betway has again enlisted intermediary service AAR to prepare the brief and oversee the shortlisting and pitch process after it supported the gambling company’s recent UK media agency review.Above+Beyond made a widespread contribution to Betway’s significant growth. The agency has helped the brand to stand out in a crowded market whilst driving acquisition, thanks to its breakthrough “For the Love of the Game” campaign. With a particular focus on television, Above+Beyond also provided all supporting assets for press, digital and radio.Betway CEO Anthony Werkman commented: “We enjoyed working with Above+Beyond for seven years, experiencing the excitement of Betway’s formative years and our subsequent stellar growth as a brand.“The partnership led to some of the gambling industry’s most defining work. However, the relationship has reached its natural conclusion. Our businesses have gone through much change, which makes it a good time for us to part ways on great terms.”The news follows on from Betway announcing earlier in the year that it will move its affiliate marketing program in-house, it means that now moving forward, all Betway third-party marketing partners are fully managed and monitored by the operator.Betway is official principal partner of Premier League football club West Ham United and offers online sports betting, casino, bingo and poker in multiple regulated markets. Share Related Articles Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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Falcao eyes La Liga exit

first_imgAtletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo is aware of star striker Radamel Falcao’s desire to play in another league in the future.The Colombia international has been constantly linked with a move away from the club and Chelsea have reportedly opened informal talks to sign the 26-year-old.Cerezo said Falcao was happy at Atletico but understands his wish to move from the La Liga club one day.“He tells me he is very happy here and that he wants to honour his contract but one day, we don’t know when, he would like to try out another league,” he told Cuatro.“I know that day will come, but it won’t be anytime soon. I can say that he has told me personally that he loves being at this club.“He is the best number nine in the world at the moment. He is also a lovely, kind guy, and he never loses his temper.” Falcao’s contract with Atletico runs until June 2016.last_img read more

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Hazel Schmitt, 84, Winfield: Jan. 4, 1931 – July 25, 2015

first_imgHazel SchmittHazel J. Schmitt, of Winfield, died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at her home in Winfield, Kansas at the age of 84.Hazel was born the daughter of C.D. and Lara (Grifith) McCormick on Sunday, January 4, 1931 in Nash, Oklahoma. She was the youngest of 13 children born in the family. Hazel graduated from Holly High School in Oklahoma. She was a retired solder technician for NCR. Survivors include her daughters: Melisa Carmicheal and her husband Robert of South Haven, Kansas and Dana Keithley of Winfield, grandchildren: Michelle Decaire, Mandy Curry, Michael Trammel, great-grandsons: Crew DeVine, Kalon DeVine, Cooper Curry and her niece, Nora Jean Magness of WichitaShe was preceded in death by parents, all 12 of her siblings, an infant son, Stevie Ralston and a daughter, LaRell Toburen. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2015 in the Geuda Springs Cemetery, Geuda Springs, KS. There will be no visitation.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.comArrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

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