Brazilian Inace Shipyard Holds Keel Laying Ceremony of Hydro-Oceanographic Ship

first_img View post tag: KEEL View post tag: Inace Back to overview,Home naval-today Brazilian Inace Shipyard Holds Keel Laying Ceremony of Hydro-Oceanographic Ship View post tag: Brazilian View post tag: Defense On April 24, Brazilian Inace Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony marking the initiation of the construction of the Hydro-Oceanographic ship (NHoFlu) “Rio Branco” (White River). The vessel will be built by Shipbuilding Ceará (Inace) and it is the first ship fully designed by the Ship Design Center of the Brazilian Navy.The construction of the vessel is envisaged in the Cartography Project of the Amazon, in partnership with the Brazilian Army, the Brazilian Air Force and the Geological Survey of Brazil.The ship was designed to carry out hydro-oceanographic survey, collecting environmental data, continual updating of nautical charts and publications, and can act in support of government agencies in the Civil Defense, relief efforts and civic-social actions.Expected to be ready in about 18 months, the vessel construction contract was signed by the Navy of Brazil and Inace Shipyard on 5th of December last year. Once built, the ship remains in Manaus, State of Amazonas.The NHoFlu “Rio Branco” will have a total length of 55 meters, the maximum shaped mouth of nine meters, the maximum draft of two meters and a displacement of 530 tons.Designed to operate in a radius of 3,000 nautical miles, with an autonomy of 25 days, the future ship will integrate modern scientific sensors to fulfill its missions. The ship’s crew will consist of 36 military officers.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 26, 2013; Image: Inace Shipyard View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: LAYING View post tag: shipyard Industry news View post tag: Hydro-Oceanographiccenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: holds View post tag: ship View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic April 26, 2013 Share this article Brazilian Inace Shipyard Holds Keel Laying Ceremony of Hydro-Oceanographic Shiplast_img read more

Students injured in Turl Street brawl

first_imgA fight between Jesus and Exeter college has left people injured after students from both colleges were swept up in the brawl.The incident began at about 11.30pm last Friday, after the annual “Turl Street Dash” in which Jesus students complete a bicycle race around Oxford.Jesus students had “poured out onto the street” to cheer on the competitors.Jesus students, who outnumbered their opponents, broke into Exeter College as authorities struggled to halt the chaos.Jesus students broke into Exeter College; bicycles were thrown and students urinated on the walls of the rival college.The Jesus students began to chant “Exeter: wank, wank, wank.”They also sung, “Always piss on the Exeter side of the street” to the tune of “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” drawing those in the Exeter bar outside.“We found this mass of people waiting in a semi-circle for us,” said an Exeter student.The Exeter group started chanting “fuck Jesus” in response.Participants in the race “had had about twelve to fifteen pints, depending on year,” according to Joshua Peckham, an undergraduate at Jesus.The fight began as the groups threw snowballs. Then bicycles left in the street following the race were then thrown around.“Jesubites started picking up bikes and running around holding them over their heads,” said an Exeter student.At least one Jesus and one Exeter undergraduate reported that their bicycles had been broken in the fight.Onlookers report that the violence started to escalate when the Jesus students attempted to break into the neighbouring college. Peckham admitted that Jesus students were largely responsible for the fight, claiming that “Exeter played a mainly passive role.”Exeter’s junior dean, who was involved in dispersing the crowd, corroborated this, saying, “the few Exeter students present were bystanders.” She added, “both… colleges will be working together to ensure no such incidents take place in the future.”Reports have circulated amongst Jesus undergraduates that the college’s disciplinary staff are examining CCTV of the incident, and are considering rusticating up to three students.The Dean of Jesus said, “there has been an investigation into the incident, and we will make sure that those involved are brought to justice.”A Jesus first-year, who asked not to be named, said that reports of the fight had been blown out of proportion. “The fight has been massively exaggerated,” he said, “it was nothing serious and no-one deserves to be rusticated for it.”But one Exeter historian did not take the incident so lightly. “It didn’t seem like it was in jest at all,” he said. “I actually I don’t find people getting smacked, or walking around with blood on their t-shirts, very funny.”Some students wondered whether the relationship between the colleges have been permanently damaged by the fight. Several questioned whether the Turl Streets Arts Festival, which requires the collaboration of both Exeter and Jesus, would still take place this year.However, Ed Moores, Exeter’s JCR president, downplayed the idea of a new rivalry between the colleges. “Relationships between the colleges are back to normal,” he said. “Of course the arts festival will still be taking place.”He even praised the tradition of the Turl Street Dash, and added that he hoped it would continue in future. “Unfortunately this year it got out of hand. But people were taking it in the right spirit,” he said.The president of Jesus’ JCR declined to comment on the issue. “They came close to our door and attempted to enter,” said an Exeter student. “These really large rugby guys were running at us, trying to get in.”“Then it was like an explosion. Punches were swung and two of my friends were smacked in the face,” he said.Adrian Rodrigues, a student at Exeter, described how he stepped outside with his friends to see what was going on. One friend was immediately punched. “My friend got hit in the face by some guy,” he said. “I hit him back, then he dragged me down to the floor and started kicking me. Then a group of about twelve formed around me.”The walls of Exeter colleges and the bicycles along them were urinated on by some of the Jesus students.Once the fight started, several members of Exeter’s staff came out onto the street, including a porter, the bar manager and the junior dean, in an attempt to break it up.Peckham said that a middle-aged man was involved in the violence, reportedly being kicked in the groin by a Jesus student. “This may have been their bar manager, who is known to have been assaulted,” he said.Some Jesus students also managed to enter the college, prompting a manhunt to find and eject them. One was found “cowering behind a bush” according to one Exeter student, while the others were leaning out of windows and encouraging the fight. “Two Jesubite girls gained access to the third floor of Exeter and were cheering us on,” said Peckham.Around half an hour after it began, the fight “cleared as spontaneously as it started,” according to an onlooker. Peckham reported that the Jesus crowd was encouraged to disperse by the college JCR president, Duncan Cook. “He began shouting…and soon after the situation was over,” he said.last_img read more

STS9 Spells “TRICK OR TREAT ATHENS” For Halloween Celebration [Setlist]

first_imgLivetronica outfit STS9 spent Halloween at Georgia Theatre last night, treating Athens, GA fans to a groove-heavy celebration in honor of the spooky holiday. Last year, STS9 played a “HAPPY HALLOWEEN DC” show for their fans, using the first letter of each song to spell out the message.This year, the band combed through their material to spell “TRICK OR TREAT ATHENS,” putting together songs like “Twilight” into “Rabble,” “Itzamana” and more for the performance. As fans slowly realized the band was spelling out a message, they naturally began to guess what songs could come next, only adding to the excitement of the show.Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of the Church of STS9 on Facebook.Setlist: STS9 at the Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA – 10/31/16Set I:Twilight>RabbleItzamanaClick Lang Echo>>KamuyOil & Water#Ramone & EmiglioTo The World Set II:RentEquinoxAimlesslyTotemArigatoToothHi-KeyEvasive ManeuversEncore:New Dawn, New DaySun, Moon & Stars# – featured Water section (first time played)last_img read more

Together again

first_imgWater polo-playing sisters Aisha and Shayna Price took it upon themselves to make Harvard notice them.Living 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland, in Honolulu, the sisters Price became entrepreneurial makers of their own destiny. Realizing Harvard recruiters would be hard-pressed to travel the 5,000 miles from Boston to check out their athletic chops, the sisters tirelessly emailed Harvard coaches and asked their coaches in Hawaii to serve as advocates for the pair.“This was always our dream school,” said Shayna. “Not just because it’s Harvard, but because it’s Harvard and we get the athletic experience as well.”Aisha ’13 was first recruited by Harvard to play soccer, which was the sisters’ main sport until they discovered water polo during middle school.“It’s been such a blessing for me to play both sports here,” said Aisha (pronounced eye-shuh). “My freshman year I missed Shayna a lot because I’ve played on the same team with her all my life, and it was really different not seeing her in the water next to me. It’s been really fun playing with her a year later after it all worked out.”“This is the most ideal situation ever,” echoed Shayna, a freshman, who is 14 months younger than Aisha. “This is the best school in the country, and we get to play water polo, and Aisha gets to play both water polo and soccer.”Aisha was named the team’s Rookie of the Year for 2010, and this season the sisters, who are both attackers, have scored more than 20 goals each.“We definitely have a connection in the water,” Shayna said. “A lot of people don’t understand how hard the game is — you’re treading water the whole time — especially on the East Coast where water polo is not big at all.”The sisters miss the Hawaiian weather the most. And their family.“We ate family dinners every night back at home,” said Aisha. “Our parents would come to every one of our games. Our dad is our coach even across the continent and the Pacific Ocean — we call him every time before a game and give him the rundown after.”And there’s that friendliness factor.“East Coast people don’t quite have the ‘aloha spirit’ as the people back at home,” said Shayna.“But we both really love it here,” added Aisha, who is concentrating in East Asian studies.Fluent in Chinese, she hopes to travel to China, while Shayna plans to pursue social anthropology, with a secondary concentration in global health.“I’m hoping to take advantage of all the study abroad opportunities Harvard has to offer,” said Shayna.Though they are sisters, best friends, and teammates, “Our water polo team is also a team of sisters,” Aisha said. “Yes, Shayna and I are blood sisters, but the team is our best friends, in and out of the pool.”And as sisters, one makes up for what the other lacks.“I’m Shayna’s chauffeur,” said Aisha.“I’m a terrible driver. How many times did I fail my driver’s test? Three or four times?” asked Shayna.“But even though Shayna’s the younger one —”“I keep her in line,” Shayna interjected.Yes, they even finish each other’s sentences.last_img read more

GM, Navistar team up to build hydrogen powered heavy trucks

first_imgDETROIT (AP) — In about three years, Navistar plans to start selling low-emission hydrogen-powered heavy trucks under a partnership with General Motors and a small distribution company called OneH2. The venture announced Wednesday is an early commercial deployment of the technology in U.S. long-haul trucking. Navistar hopes it will start widespread use of hydrogen-electric trucks, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions that come from burning diesel fuel. GM will provide fuel cells to Navistar. OneH2 will set up fueling stations either by trucking hydrogen to terminals or through small hydrogen generation units. Trucking company J.B Hunt will use test trucks in a pilot program starting toward the end of next year.last_img read more

Documentary inspires counter-slavery efforts

first_imgAfter viewing the award-winning documentary “Nefarious” at a Christian conference over winter break, freshman Dougie Barnard said he was “wrecked with tears.” Barnard said he knew he wanted to bring the film, which exposes the growing epidemic of human trafficking and sex slavery around the world, to Notre Dame so students and faculty could experience the same tremendous emotional effect it had on him. “When I saw the film over winter break, I felt like the Lord really touched my heart,” Barnard said. “I feel like [‘Nefarious’] has the potential to unify the student body to come together on an issue that’s so important and threatening today.” Cosponsored by the Center for Social Concerns, Notre Dame Christian Athletes, Student Welfare and Development, Iron Sharpens Iron, ND-8, Peace Fellowship and Four:7, “Nefarious” will be shown tonight in DeBartolo Hall. Barnard said the issues presented in “Nefarious” are particularly relevant to Notre Dame’s mission. “It relates to social justice here because [the global sex trade is] one of the most important injustices in the world today, and Notre Dame has always had a deep concern for social justice in the world,” Barnard said. Barnard first viewed “Nefarious” at the annual ONETHING Conference in Kansas City, Mo. in December. ONETHING, hosted each year by the International House of Prayer, is a four-day Christian conference that encourages young adults around the country to join together in prayer and reflection. “It was [at ONETHING] that they showed ‘Nefarious’ and had the director, Benjamin Nolot, come and speak to us before and after they showed it,” Barnard said. “There were about 15,000 people there that got to see ‘Nefarious.’” The film challenges Catholics to address an issue that is “sensitive, provoking and disturbing,” Barnard said. “It calls us to a place of prayer to come together to work to address this issue and to abolish modern-day slavery,” he said. “So it’s a reminder, and a call to take action. One of the ways we can do that is through prayer.” According to a United Nations report, human trafficking is a $32 billion per-year industry, bringing in more revenue than the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB combined. Barnard said after the conference, he received an email from a missionary he met at the ONETHING conference, asking if he would be interested in hosting a screening of “Nefarious” at Notre Dame. “I said I’d love to,” he said. “[The missionary] then put me in contact with members of the Incurable Fanatics [Screening] Tour. They work for an organization called Exodus Cry, the foundation that made this film.” Barnard said Sarah Smith, program coordinator for the Student Welfare and Development Office and Notre Dame representative for Christian Athletes, also helped bring the film to Notre Dame. “[Smith] has been coordinating with the members from Exodus Cry, and she’s been the representative from Notre Dame Christian Athletes to bring this film to campus,” Barnard said. “Nefarious” will be shown tonight at 8 p.m. in 101 DeBartolo Hall. Admission is free.last_img read more

Professor promotes the importance of sleep

first_imgSleep deprivation is an epidemic across college campuses and its pernicious effects often go unnoticed, according to Jessica Payne, Nancy O’Neill Collegiate Chair in Psychology.Payne delivered a talk titled “The Neuroscience of Being Your Best Self” in Jordan Hall on Wednesday and focused on the importance of sleep.“I’ve spent years and years working with students and now over 10 years working with corporations and it’s very clear to me, you are truly going to be at your best — and that means best in terms of grades, best in terms of athletic performance, best in terms of creativity — you really need three fundamental cognitive functions in order to do that,” Payne said.According to Payne, these three factors are good sleep, moderate stress and positive emotions. Payne said these cognitive functions are all interrelated and and often declines and deprivations in one will lead to damaging consequences for the other two.“The good news is that for any one of those areas you decide to get better and really improve, you’ll see improvements in the other ones as well,” Payne said.Quantity and quality of sleep are often the most lacking components of optimal brain function for college students, Payne said, because of bad habits like all-night cramming sessions or simply underestimating how much sleep is necessary and healthy. Payne said as much as college students might wish they could somehow live without sleeping at all, sleep remains an integral and essential aspect life for not only humans, but also for animals.“There is no known way to replace or effectively simulate sleep,” Payne said.Therefore, Payne said, it is vital to maximize the effectiveness of sleep and encourage students to take stock of their own sleeping habits and work to improve on them.Payne said the mean amount of sleep needed is approximately eight hours, but follows the a normal or bell curve distribution meaning the amount of sleep needed varies somewhat per person. However, Payne, said the vast majority of people will fall in seven to nine hour range.“Regardless of the specific amount that you … need to be at your best, you really need to go ahead and get that because if you don’t, you might as well be drunk — but you’re going to be having a lot less fun,” Payne said.Often the reason behind people neglecting to get proper sleep, Payne said, is a mistaken belief that sleep is a relatively useless inactive state“Most people think sleep is a dormant state; most people think sleep is a time where the brain is just switched off, [where] it’s powered down like a computer, it’s shut down like a car, it’s resting, maybe it’s rejuvenating but it’s not doing anything,” Payne said.Payne said this widespread fallacy lingers despite contradicting well-established science.“Your brain when you’re asleep is highly active, intensely active,” Payne said.According to Payne, some regions of the brain including the hippocampus, the amygdala and the anterior cingulate cortex are, in fact, more active during sleep than wakefulness. These regions are associated with memory and learning, making them especially important for college students, Payne said.“We can test for memory in two ways: for specific details and to remember the gist,” Payne said.Payne said studies have shown that both kinds of memory are dramatically impacted by how many hours the subjects of the test had slept.Moving on to the other two factors influencing brain function, Payne said, moderate stress is beneficial for the cognition. This is described by the Yerkes-Dodson Law, which shows an absence of stress results in apathy, boredom and tiredness, while a surplus of stress is debilitating, Payne said. However, college students are much more likely to be over-stressed than suffering from a lack of stress, so they should focus on stress reduction methods such as getting adequate sleep, exercise, social support and relaxation training, which includes yoga and meditation, Payne said. According to Payne, relaxation training and meditation in particular can lead to profound and positive changes in the brain.“When we talk about building neural real estate, I’m not saying you have to go to Tibet and become a monk for 20 years,” Payne said. “I’m saying look at this eight-week experiment where people had no idea what meditation even was and for eight weeks, [then] they meditate for 20 minutes a day and, all of a sudden, at the end of eight weeks, they see all these changes I’m talking about.”Payne said creating a positive emotional state is also vital for college students, and she recommends many of the same methods for reducing stress, but also emphasizes emotion regulation strategies. These techniques range from simply recognizing and labelling emotions to reappraising negative situations and training yourself to present to the moment, Payne said. Tags: neuroscience, sleep, sleep deprivationlast_img read more

No-Hit Mets Lose an Away Game at Citi Field as Giants Fans Rule the Roost

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York View image | gettyimages.com Citi Field’s between innings distractions did seem lamer than usual. Trivial contests blared from the big screen in center field, featuring the bogus and the bored. We saw a kid out-stack plastic cups faster than a Mets shortstop; we watched another fan ride a stationary bike slower than our centerfielder. At one point, Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinosa came into view larger than life to urge us all to yell, “Let’s go, Mets!” Obviously he’d recorded his appearance long before the game. As far as I could tell, he drew some half-hearted cheers, but more out of respect for his historic Belmont Stakes ride than anything going on in this Queens ballpark.You could say the kiss-cam was the hottest action of the night. But that would be unfair, really, because players on both teams made some outstanding plays. Great leaping catches. Some heads-up double plays, such as when Mets’ second baseman Ruben Tejada snagged a line drive, swirled and tagged out a Giant base-runner caught between first and second for a double play.And let us note that the Mets did win a challenge at first base. We all could see that Lucas Duda did indeed have his toe barely touching the bag when the throw came in. We started shouting in unison, “Out! Out! Out!” We yelled, “Challenge!” And, dutiful manager that he is, Collins emerged from the dugout and told the umps he wanted a do-over. Surprisingly, for once he was rewarded—the call was reversed!But that was the only time anything Collins tried worked out. He did pull an interesting stunt late in the game, making a meaningless pitching change just to keep Heston on first base longer so he might cool off. Yes, in this game, even the Giants pitcher had gotten a hit (two, in fact).The Mets’ hapless Dillon Gee had just come in to relieve Syndergaard. He had essentially thrown batting practice for the Giants—giving up a whopping home run that bounced off the Pepsi Porch on the upper deck. When Collins replaced Gee, that move didn’t play out, either. Heston came back out on the mound even stronger.Meanwhile, across town, the Yankees were predictably beating the Washington Nationals, 6-1, giving the Mets a false sense of superiority by letting them share first place in their division with the equally mediocre Nats. Comparing official attendance figures is revealing: 23,155 people came to Citi Field but 36,613 showed up at Yankee Stadium.I don’t regret watching a no-hitter in person. How many times can you say that? Every out, every pitch, counted. Indeed, the mood of the people leaving Citi Field seemed remarkably upbeat for a Mets defeat. Maybe it really was a Giants’ hometown crowd and the Mets were the away team. That’s what I felt, anyway.Afterwards, at the Port Washington train station, I noticed three late-middle-aged ladies chatting happily as they slowly strolled down the platform toward the parking lot. They’d clearly been to Citi Field because one clutched a Mets paraphernalia bag—she hadn’t come from Macy’s. She gladly told me they’d all seen the Giants win, but they were actually Yankees supporters! She asked me if I was a Mets fan. I said, “I think so.”They laughed. For baseball fans it was a great night to enjoy the sport because the final result was so rare.As for this season, that Giants team certainly looks like a well-rounded winning machine. Wish I could say the same about mine. I go to Citi Field and see Bernie Madoff’s smiling face floating over right field. And when I drive home, I have to hear the unhappy recap broadcast on Rush Limbaugh’s radio station, WOR. I think Mets announcers Howie Rose and Josh Lewin deserve better. So do we all. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s Mets’ losses go, you could put this one in the history books. San Francisco Giants rookie pitcher Chris Heston (who dat?) won his 13th start in the Major Leagues with a stellar performance that had fans at Citi Field, despite their conflicted loyalty, actually rooting him on in the ninth inning, standing up and clapping in anticipation for that final strike.In all, three Mets players got hit, but none got a hit. The last time they’d been “no-hit” was 1993.The night started off strangely in Queens because the attendance was sparse and those in the stands with any energy seemed to be San Francisco fans. And yet here was a battle between two National League teams leading their respective divisions, both in first place, the Mets in the East, the Giants in the West. But those on hand with any demonstrable enthusiasm really seemed to be wearing the Giants’ tell-tale orange. Was it because they’d won the World Series last year?At one point in the game, with the Giants up 4-zip, an elderly man wearing an orange and blue Mets jacket got up in my row to leave, and with hardly any prompting, said in his New York accent, “I’m rooting for the Giants! I can’t stand the Mets management. Look at that infield. They’ve got guys playing positions they’ve hardly played before. And their hitters are terrible. It’s all because of Madoff.”We nodded in agreement. It’s not a good sign when the Mets player with the best average is the pitcher, Noah Syndergaard, who came in with a fearsome .400—more than a hundred points than his nearest teammate. By the time he was pulled, his average had sunk to .350. And the poor Mets catcher Anthony Recker finished the game getting plunked and seeing his average sink to .150. How did the lineup get so thin and their hitting get so anemic? Unlike some fans, I don’t blame General Manager Sandy Alderson and Manager Terry Collins. I believe they’re working with the best they’ve got.But I don’t let the Mets ownership off the hook for putting this “product” on the field. Certainly, Fred Wilpon and his Sterling Equities dodged a bullet after Bernie Madoff’s millions went up in smoke. Instead of facing SEC litigation, they were able to hold onto the team they’d acquired from Nelson Doubleday in 2002. These were the kinds of thoughts racing through my head as I watched Tuesday night’s game unfold with a mixture of anger and awe.The 27-year-old Heston was reportedly just a “stopgap starter”—the Giants best-known aces are still to come—but despite his 4.29 ERA he was masterful, flummoxing Mets’ batters with devilish pitches down and in and down and away. His change-up and his sinker were, apparently, unhittable. Occasionally our guys would think they’d worked out four balls and would start toward first base only to be punched out by the plate umpire and sent to the dugout. Heston actually walked no one. Also to his credit, he threw the first no-hitter of the 2015 Major League season.But we Mets fans on hand didn’t begin to appreciate his progress or his prowess until the seventh inning when we foolishly still clung to false hope. View image | gettyimages.comlast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, August 1

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSpeaking out is an American traditionKudos to the House of Representatives for its passage of the resolution condemning the vile, hateful, racist tweets of the demagogue in the White House. Thanks especially to the four Republicans who defied the divider-in-chief and voted in favor of the resolution.Unfortunately my congresswoman, Elise Stefanik, did not have the courage to join them. It’s well established that the president is historically challenged. Those with even a rudimentary understanding of American history know that dissent and an unwillingness to accept the status quo is woven into the very fabric of the nation.Indeed, the country was founded on dissent and rebellion. Imagine a nation in which earlier generations decided to meekly accept things as they were.Would the strides made in civil rights have happened if members of the movement had heeded its critics and went back to Africa? Would women have gained the right to vote and achieved more equal treatment if there had been no suffrage of Women’s Liberation Movement and accepted the command that like children they should be seen and not heard? Could slavery have been abolished without the abolitionists? Earlier generations of activists have moved us closer to the ideals expressed in our founding documents.We are more free, more equal, and have made advances that promote the general welfare thanks to them and the sacrifices they made. We need to reject the charge that those who speak out at things they perceive are injustices are un-American.They are true patriots who walk in the footsteps of our forefathers.Bill McPhersonBallston SpaGrateful for those who saved his lifeOn June 29, I had a pool accident (fell in unexpectedly) and had to be saved. We are still not sure what happened, but my wife heard me yell for help and my neighbors (the Davidsons: Rose, Fred, Kathy, Matt and Freddie) next door came rushing over and pulled me out and called 911.My wife, who recently went through open heart surgery, was unable to help me at that time. I am thankful for my neighbors.As I’m told, the Rotterdam paramedics came quickly and the grandson of the Davidsons (Freddie), who has medical experience, helped put the tube in me so I could get my breath. The paramedics then rushed me to the ER. I would like to thank the neighbors, the paramedics, the ER, the ICU nurses and doctors at Ellis, and the nurses on the fourth-floor heart wing, all of whom took excellent care of me. If it wasn’t for all those people, I wouldn’t be here today. Thank you everyone.Nicholas P. August, Jr.SchenectadyClifton Park theater a great experienceOur region offers many, many wonderful choices for theater and musical entertainment.One such venue I highly recommend is the Not So Common Players at the Clifton Commons stage.It’s a beautiful outdoor experience under the stars, and it’s free.On July 27, we saw “Beauty and the Beast” with our grandchildren, and what a treat it was. We were thoroughly entertained. A great performance for all ages.Pat RourkeScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

World’s largest crane vessel lifts Wintershall Dea’s Nova topside module

first_imgThe world’s largest crane vessel, Sleipnir, has lifted Wintershall Dea’s Nova field topside module from the Rosenberg WorleyParsons yard in Stavanger, Norway. The German oil company began a new Nova subsea campaign earlier this week with the installation of two manifolds in the templates on the seabed. To remind, Neptune awarded a contract to Rosenberg WorleyParsons for construction and installation of the Nova topside module on the Gjøa platform back in May 2018. First steel for the project was cut back in November 2018. The Nova field, operated by Wintershall Dea, is developed as asubsea tie-back connecting two templates to our Gjøa platform. The Nova field is located inthe Norwegian North Sea, 120 kilometres northwest of Bergen. The expectedrecoverable reserves from the field are around 80 boe, of which the majoritywill be oil. The Nova field is expected to come on stream in 2021. In August 2019, Wintershall Dea completed the installation of the subsea pipelines and umbilicals for the Nova project. Neptune Energy, the partner in the Nova field, said via its social media channels on Friday that Sleipnir was sailing towards Neptune’s Gjøa platform in the North Sea where it would be installed. When it comes to the project’s previous milestones, Wintershall Dea in May 2019 installed two subsea templates on the ocean floor in Norway, marking a major milestone for the Nova project. Wintershall Dea holds a 45per cent share in the Nova project. Other project partners are Capricorn, SpiritEnergy with 20 per cent each, and Edison Norge with the remaining 15 per cent.last_img read more