first_img FLNG Gimi force majeure claim. (Credit: aymane jdidi from Pixabay) Gimi MS Corp. (the “Company”), a subsidiary of Golar LNG Ltd (Nasdaq: GLNG), received written notification of a force majeure claim (the “Notice”) from BP Mauritania Investments Ltd (“BP”) under the Lease and Operate Agreement, dated February 26, 2019, between the Company and BP (the “Agreement”), relating to the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.The Notice received from BP claims that due to the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) around the globe, BP is not able to be ready to receive the floating liquefied natural gas facility “GIMI” on the target connection date in 2022.BP estimates at this stage that the consequential delay caused by the claimed force majeure event is in the order of one year and that it is not currently possible to mitigate or shorten this delay. Golar has asked BP to clarify how a force majeure event discovered as recently as the end of March 2020 could immediately impact the schedule by an estimated one year.Based on the information received as of today the Company is engaging in clarification and an active dialogue with BP to establish the duration of the delay and the extent to which this has been caused by the claimed force majeure event. However, in anticipation of a potential delay, the Company has commenced discussions with its main building contractor, Keppel Shipyard Limited (“Keppel”), to re-schedule activities in order to reduce and reprofile its capital spending commitments for 2020 and 2021.The Company is evaluating the Notice and reserves all of its rights under the Agreement. Source: Company Press Release BP estimates at this stage that the consequential delay caused by the claimed force majeure event is in the order of one year and that it is not currently possible to mitigate or shorten this delaylast_img read more

first_img View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: work April 8, 2014 View post tag: submarine View post tag: maintenance GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOATThe U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $11 million contract to perform non-nuclear maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. View post tag: 11 View post tag: GDEB View post tag: USD View post tag: Bags Back to overview,Home naval-today GDEB Bags USD 11 Mln Worth Submarine Maintenance Work View post tag: Mln GDEB Bags USD 11 Mln Worth Submarine Maintenance Work View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic With this modification, Electric Boat will continue operating the New England Maintenance Manpower Initiative (NEMMI) at the submarine base. Electric Boat will provide a wide range of overhaul, repair and modernization services in support of nuclear submarines, floating dry-docks, support and service craft and other platforms and equipment at the submarine base. Approximately 270 Electric Boat employees are engaged in the work.This contract was first awarded in December 2012 and has a potential value of $222.3 million over five years.[mappress]Press Release, April 8, 2014, Image: Wikimedia Equipment & technology View post tag: Naval View post tag: worth Share this articlelast_img read more

first_img October 5, 2016 Authorities View post tag: Saab Swedish defense and security company Saab announced it would take part in the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise with an anti-submarine warfare training system and a waterborne anti-IED vehicle.Unmanned Warrior is a multinational event, held in Scotland and Wales between October 10 and 21, which will see around 40 companies and organisations, showing off their latest technological developments within maritime autonomous systems in a tactically representative environment.Saab said it would will demonstrate the anti-submarine warfare AUV62-AT, an acoustic target that replicates the active and passive signature of a submarine, and its newly launched anti-IED (Improvised Explosive Device) underwater robot, Sea Wasp, which will operate as part of the Royal Navy´s Fleet Diving Squadron.”The AUV62-AT is the worlds most advanced anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system. It ensures the entire ASW force can receive high quality training from start to finish. The Sea Wasp will be allocated to the Royal Navy´s Diving teams operating in Loch Goil where it will be used for search missions of harbours and counter underwater IED and mine threats,” says Anne-Marie Vösu, head of Saab’s business unit Underwater Systems.Unmanned Warrior participants will take part in a series of themed activities including mine-hunting, sea surveying, submarine simulation and fleet reconnaissance. The exercise will help inform the Royal Navy’s future capability planning and demonstrate how the systems being showcased deliver maritime situational awareness. Saab joins Unmanned Warrior with anti-sub and anti-IED vehicles View post tag: AUV Back to overview,Home naval-today Saab joins Unmanned Warrior with anti-sub and anti-IED vehicles View post tag: Unmanned Warrior Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgLabour MPs, members of the Opposition, and opponents of topup fees all come in for withering criticism in an ex-Pembroke Master’s recently published treatise on higher education, ‘University to Uni’.Estelle Morris, Former Education Secretary, is seen as “a sweet but ineffective former comprehensive school teacher, with little understanding of, or interest in, universities”. Author Robert Stevens alsosuggests that Gordon Brown lacks sufficient charisma to replace Tony Blair, while he calls Margaret Hodge “a former member of the loony left”. Speaking to Cherwell, Stevens stood by his comments, adding that Hodge “used to fly the red flag over Islington town hall”.Nor do the Tories escape the onslaught. Stevens argues that Michael Howard’s opposition to topup fees is a cynical ploy to gain votes, “bribing the affluent members of society and the middle-classes” and is inconsistent with Conservative policies. He also accuses the Tories of crippling universities by having failed to provide sufficient funds.Stevens argues that defeat for Blair over top-up fees would be disastrous for Oxford in particular, “If you want serious universities, you have to put in the money,” he told Cherwell. Without funds from students themselves, he warns, Oxford risks “dumbing down”, losing its best academics to the United States, cutting courses, and being forced to recruit foreign students in place of Britons. He argued that if student opponents of top-up fees get its way, Oxford “will become an even bigger joke than German and French universities”.Archive: 0th week HT 2004last_img read more

first_imgLevco Charges That Nick Hermann Recently Dismissed 2 Serious Cases and Offered a Plea DealIn a recent news release Stan Levco charges that Nick Hermann Recently Dismissed 2 Serious Cases and Offered a Plea Deal in a 3rd Case Rather Than Go To Jury Trial.According to Mr. Levco that “Kevin Lannan was arrested in December of 2017. He was charged with being a Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm and with Possessing Methamphetamine. His charges were Level 4 and Level 5 Felonies. Lannan’s jury trials were continued multiple times before Nick Hermann’s Office dismissed all of the charges just days before he was set to be tried on September 10, 2018”.Mr. Levco also said; “the second case that was dismissed recently involved Kenneth Randall Kirby, III. Kirby was charged in October of 2017 with multiple counts of Conspiracy to Deal Methamphetamine and Dealing in Methamphetamine, all Level 2 Felonies, along with other drug offenses”.Mr. Levco added that “Kirby was released from jail on his drug charges while awaiting his Jury Trial. While back in our Community, Kirby was arrested again and charged with multiple counts of Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Domestic Battery and other offenses in one case and with Battery Resulting in Moderate Bodily Injury in another case. After he was arrested, Kirby was charged in another cause with Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. All of the charges filed this year were charged as felonies.” Kirby’s serious drug charges were ultimately dismissed by Nick Hermann’s Office on September 7, 2018 just days before his September 10, 2018 jury trial.”Finally Mr. Levco also charges that charges that  Mr. Hermann left a third serious case to be tried on September 10, 2018. This third case involved Ryan Belmonte, an art teacher at Holy Rosary Elementary School who was charged with 2 counts of Voyeurism and 4 counts of Child Exploitation, all Felonies.Belmonte was arrested in December of 2016 after he confessed to secretly videotaping multiple children in the school restroom.Belmonte was released from jail and his Jury Trial was continued four separate times over 22 months.Nick Hermann’s Office offered Belmonte a plea deal calling for him to receive no more than 3 years — and with absolutely no guarantee of any jail time whatsoever  — over the past weekend rather than to proceed to a jury trial.According to Levco at least 3 Deputy Prosecutor’s were assigned by Nick Hermann to handle Ryan Belmonte’s case over the last 22 months before a plea was entered on the day of his scheduled trial.Stan Levco stated since he announced his candidacy, “Nick Hermann’s office has taken 9 cases to a jury: 3 guilty verdicts, 4 not guilty verdicts, 1 dismissal after the jury was selected, and 1 continuance of the trial was granted while the jury was waiting to hear the case because the Prosecutor’s Office couldn’t get their habitual offender charges filed right”. “Last week, 3 cases were set for jury trial and Nick Hermann dismissed the first 2 and offered a plea deal in the 3rd case that had been pending for almost two years”.Footnote;  This article was posted by the County-County Observer without opinion, bias or editing. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgCOMPLIMENTARY OBITUARIES NOW IN CITY-COUNTY OBSERVER As you might have already noticed, the City-County Observer has made a serious effort in 2019 to provide complimentary obituaries to our readers. We feel it is our duty to honor the memory of the deceased and relay this information to the community without charging any fees.  We are pleased that we are in a position to help grieving family members during their time of need by publishing the obituaries of their loved ones at no costs.With that being said, we would like to take a moment to thank the following local funeral homes that have helped make our vision possible:Alexander Funeral Homes (Evansville And Newburgh)Ziemer Funeral Homes (Evansville)Scheider Funeral Home (Mt. Vernon)Koehler Funeral Home (Boonville And Chandler)Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel (Evansville And Henderson)Titzer Funeral Homes (Evansville-Newburgh)Pierre Funeral Home (Evansville)BOONE Funeral Home (Evansville)We look forward to adding one more funeral home in one obituary section in the near future. If you or anyone you know has influence with Browning FUNERAL Home we encourage you to ask them to contact the City-County Observer so we can discuss with them about putting their complimentary obituaries in our paper.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgThe Ocean City Humane Society will host its annual benefit skate contest on Saturday, May 15, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Skate Park.The contest brings out local skaters of all ages to help raise money for the city’s no-kill animal shelter.Don’t miss HSOC’s white German shepherd, Kato. The “Skato with Kato” fundraiser is named in his honor.Tickets to enter the competition are $20. Phil Bellucci, the Operation and Development Director of the Humane Society of Ocean City, pets Kato, the event’s namesake celebrity dog in 2019. last_img read more

first_imgTesco has been named Sandwich Multiple Retailer of the Year at the British Sandwich Industry Awards for the second time running. The award recognises the retailer’s “innovative and quality” products and comes after it redesigned its sandwiches and wraps lines. Changes include the introduction of a new rancge of sandwiches using Viennoiseries-style breads like brioche and baguettes, as well ciabattas and flatbreads.The Tesco finest Salt Beef and Swiss Gruyere Flatbread, which retails at £3, was awarded as highly commended in the premium category of new sandwich product of the year.Jason Tarry, chief product officer at Tesco said: “We are delighted to have been named the Sandwich Retailer of the Year, for the second year running. This award is testament to all the hard work we have done in the last year to offer our customers a fantastic selection of sandwiches, from the humble cheese and pickle sandwich, to our award-winning finest Salt Beef and Swiss Gruyere Flatbread.”last_img read more

first_imgFestival season is almost over, but it’s still the hottest time of year. Beyond the obvious methods of sleep, hydration, and sunscreen, we’re here to give you a few tips to survive these next few weeks, so that you can return to work on Monday without feeling like a total sun-dried tomato.Without further ado, here are five easy ways to survive multi-day music festivals:5. Keep the bugs away by putting dryer sheets in your pocket.That’s right. If you put a Bounce dryer sheet in your pocket, it will naturally repel mosquitoes from eating you alive. It’s a simple, affordable solution to one of the most annoying problems that we almost always forget to anticipate in an outdoor setting. So as you’re packing for the weekend, you might as well pre-pack each pocket with a dryer sheet. For maximum results, wear cargo shorts.4. Drink 1 liter of coconut water every day.Coconut water is an extremely valuable source of hydration. It also facilitates digestion, reduces blood pressure, provides necessary nutrients, and is a natural hangover cure.According to, “The ingredients in coconut water are way more effective at hydrating the human body than those of sports and energy drinks. During rigorous exercise or extended periods of physical activity, the human body loses mineral-rich fluids. However, coconut water serves as an excellent replacement medium with 294 mg of potassium and 5 mg of natural sugar per glass, unlike your favorite sports drink that only contains half of the potassium content and five times the amount of processed sugar.”So put that sports drink away, and grab what the Earth has already provided for us. Make the liter last all day and you’ll be hydrated and ready to go all night long! Best to be consumed before bed and/or when you wake up.3. Sit down as much as possible, and close your eyes.Remember that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. If you have a foldable chair, bring it. Give those puppies a rest, they deserve it! Then close your eyes. You don’t need to fall sleep in order to get rest. If you close your eyes for just a few minutes, you will save your brain enough processing energy to last just a little bit longer later on. 2. Eat a plant-based diet. Food = Energy, so make it count. If you load yourself up with processed, fried, or saturated fats, your body won’t have enough energy to last its full potential. Instead, you should eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible to ensure that your body’s energy level will sustain through the long days and nights of walking, dancing, and everything else involved in these adventurous weekends. 1. Shower. Sleeping outside is no excuse not to shower. In fact, it’s really just another reason why you SHOULD shower! Pick a time where the lines aren’t long and get yourself in the water. Not only will it bathe you of all germs and odors, but it will revitalize your very existence with a wave of fresh energy that is otherwise unattainable. A shower will save your life (and make you more pleasant to be around). Soap recommended.Have a great weekend!last_img read more

first_imgNotre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is investigating a sexual assault reported Tuesday. According to an e-mail sent to the student body Thursday, the assault took place in a campus residence hall on Feb. 28.The reported assault was committed by an acquaintance, NDSP said in the e-mail.NDSP is required by federal law to report sexual assaults occuring on campus.The most recent prior sexual assault was reported on Jan. 23. A student reported being assaulted around 2 a.m. on the northwest side of campus. The victim was approached from behind and then assaulted.Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at and at the Office of Student Affairs Web site at read more