Highlights of the Week

first_imgSubsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (October 23 – October 29). Shell UK has submitted an environmental statement to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in support of the field development plan for FRAM gas and condensate field in the Central North Sea.Shell UK proposes to develop Fram gas and gas condensate field located in Blocks 29/3a, 29/4c, 29/8a, 29/9c in the Central North Sea, approximately 221 kilometers east of Aberdeen. Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has announced intention to implement a restructuring of the company with approximately 250 jobs lost.The restructuring is related to the continuing low oil price and historic low investments in the oil and gas industry resulting in an increasingly competitive market. Aker BP has awarded a contract to DeepOcean for subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) activities.The contract has a total market value of minimum NOK 300 million during the initial three years, with an option to continue the activities for an additional six years (2+2+2).center_img TechnipFMC has reported second-quarter 2017 net income of $121 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.26.Excluding charges and credits, adjusted diluted earnings per share were 39 cents. Profit for the prior-year comparable period was $327 million on pro forma basis. The principal owner of Frode Bjørn AS, Torpevikvegen 4-6 Eiendom AS, said it will sell 100% of Frode Bjørn AS to In Nord Vest after a restructuring has been completed.In Nord Vest AS is an investment company specialising in investments in OSV vessels controlled by Åge Remøy, Magnus Roth and Torsteinn Mar Baldvinsson, owning one third each.last_img read more

Simeone: “I trust my players a lot and the stadium will explode”

first_imgHow is Diego Costa?It is improving. He is growing, training enthusiastically, he is among the 19 concentrated players and has the opportunity tomorrow to play the game. Have you been thinking about this game since the draw?They know us forever. We go game by game trying to solve what lies ahead. After the Valencia game we have worried about tomorrow’s game and we find a great team, very well trained by a different coach, with many alternatives in the game and he has been creating it in the years he has been in the club. Despite the departure of Coutinho, who seemed to be leaving the team, it was the opposite, he was empowered.Do you see similarities with Klopp?In nuances possibly yes. In intensity I remember his Borussia Dormtund who was a similar team, also in Liverpool with that competitiveness. In the teams that show us the characteristics as coaches. Then the potential given by the players increase the characteristics. This Liverpool will remain in history because they have superior records to all admired. They are more intense, direct, changing and generate admiration for me as a rival. What do you say to the fans?What I always comment. It is a game in two stages and I have no doubt that double match there is a 50% chance. There is no difference, it is a match and in a match everything is possible.Have you prepared the game as against Madrid or Barcelona?We prepare the matches in the same way, whether the opponent touches us. To a certain rival who has a power, we always try to plan the game with the attitude of winning whoever touches us.Do you like to get covered?I am very respectful of opinions, they have to be. Criticism makes us improve and I don’t appreciate how we would like to arrive. I trust my players a lot, the stadium will explode, they have a vibrant stadium that will make us suffer when we go, but tomorrow the same thing will happen in Wanda and I trust my players a lot.They are given few options.Let everyone wait or think what you can imagine. What counts are the facts. The words serve to generate previews, but then it is a match and in a match it can happen.Can you motivate pessimism?I do not see pessimism. I see optimism, emotion. There is going to be a stadium to burst, the players really want the match to come and I see what I like best, which is optimism.last_img read more

Illegal liquor shops creating noise nuisance at Waiakabra – residents

first_imgThe community of Waiakabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, is being plagued by noise nuisance as a result of a number of illegal liquor shops operating in the area. Residents told Guyana Times on Tuesday that these shops are selling alcoholic beverages and are in the habit of playing loud music all day and into the wee hours of the morning, thereby causing a disturbance.Aliya De Abreu told this publication that she was forced to move out of the community and stay with a relative during her son’s CSEC examination period in order for him to be able to study undisturbed.“I had to stay at my sister in Soesdyke when my son was preparing for his exams. The noise is too much…the music wakes you up in the mornings and after midnight they music still on top. It’s terrible here. And nobody doing anything about them. We fed up calling police on them and they never show up,” she said.Another resident claimed that these shops are operating without a license and in addition to the noise nuisance, they create a haven for unlawful activities and disorderly behaviour in their community.“The noise is really affecting us. The loud music would run anybody mad, and no matter how much we try to talk to these people and ask them to show some consideration for us, they just don’t care. They have people drinking and carrying on there making noise, fighting up and all kinds of nonsense going on there. We fed up and we want someone to look into this,” Adesie James related to this publication.They are calling on the relevant authorities to intervene and set some stipulations on those operators and a few residents who want to follow suit and compete with those shops in playing loud music.Leah Persaud, a resident for over 15 years, told this newspaper that as of recent, some residents are now in the habit of playing their music at loud volumes. “What’s going on here is that some residents want to compete with these shops. They saying that nobody ain’t doing anything about those people so they gonna play their music equally as loud trying to start a problem and that isn’t right. This used to be a peaceful area and now a set of lawlessness and madness going on here. The music is enough to send anybody mad in this place…you can take a drive in here any afternoon into night and you will hear the music by the time you turn off the highway,” she said.She noted that on several occasions, she personally went to the Kuru Kuru Police Outpost and made numerous calls to the Timehri Police Station in an effort to have a patrol visit the area and offer a warning to those persons, however, her efforts were always unsuccessful. “I went plenty times to the outpost but they always saying they don’t have vehicle available. I stop going there and I started calling Timehri police and reporting over and over. All they say is that they hear about the problem and they will look into it soon and to date nothing. We asking that the police come in here and look into this problem because it affecting us a very long time now. We pleading with them to maintain a presence here,” she added.The residents urged the police to conduct regular patrols in the community to ensure peace and order is restored and operators abide by the law.last_img read more