Daily Postcard: A large Easter Santa is spotted recently in Los Alamos and it turns out that owners Fred and Annie Garcia shared the funny fellow to put a smile on everyone’s faces and to wish all Los Alamos and White Rock residents a happy Easter from their team at Roto-Rooter of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), Jamaica anticipates that antigen testing for COVID-19 will begin in late October. “We are not replacing the PCR test,” emphasised Director of Laboratory Services with the MOHW, Dr. Michelle Hamilton. You may be interested in… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak “We are introducing the test to help to broaden the base for testing and to help to reduce the turnaround time within which test results are available. But we still need the PCR test, which is the gold standard,” she added. Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 “With the antigen test, there is a quicker turn-around, availability closer to the point of care and less requirements for processing, which allows for more service sites in the private and public sectors,” said Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton. St. Lucia records more cases of COVID The move, which was announced at the weekly COVID-19 press briefing on September 17, responds to the local demand for tests and forms a part of efforts to bolster surveillance and monitoring activities amidst the community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. Oct 16, 2020 All antigen tests will have to be ordered by a physician. In addition, results are to be reported daily to the MOHW. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… St. Kitts And Nevis Confirms Two COVID-19 CasesNATIONAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 By the Hon Wendy Colleen Phipps Minister of State with Responsibility for Health March 25, 2020 In my capacity as Minister of State with Responsibility for Health, it is my duty to inform you that as of 11:03 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Federation…March 25, 2020In “CARICOM”Machine to reduce wait time for COVID-19 test results being obtained by GuyanaGuyana Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony, has disclosed that the Government of Guyana will soon obtain a specialised machine that will see the waiting time for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) test results being cut down to15-45 minutes.The announcement was made during the “Budget 2020: Our Plan to Prosperity”…September 16, 2020In “General”Guyana President, First Lady, some ministers test negative for COVID-19PRESIDENT Irfaan Ali, First Lady Arya Ali and some members of Cabinet have tested negative for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).The president and his ministers were tested for COVID-19, after Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd, tested positive for the disease. Dr. Ali along with other members of…August 14, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… An initial 80,000 test kits (SD Biosensor F200) are being procured by the local PAHO/WHO office for the MOHW, and should arrive in the island within another four weeks. The next two weeks are to see the provision of theoretical training to partners from the public and private sectors in the administration of the tests. Practical training will follow post arrival of the test kits. The test – which will be administered only to symptomatic patients while serving as a complement to the current gold standard in testing, the PCR test – is to be piloted in major hospitals by the National Public Health Laboratory. Full implementation will follow in other hospitals and health centres, and by private laboratory operators.
Apache Corporation, an international oil and gas exploration and production company, has hired a newbuild jack-up rig for drilling operations in Australia.The rig, named Noble Tom Prosser is owned by the UK-based drilling contractor Noble Corp. The rig, of the F&G JU-3000N design, is being built in the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore.Friede & Goldman JU-3000N is a high specification jack-up drilling rig capable of operating in waters of 400 feet and drilling depths of 30,000 feet, suitable for operations in challenging environments.The contract is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015, following the transit from Singapore to Australia, and upon a successful acceptance testing by Apache.Noble Tom Prosser will stay with Apache until the third quarter of 2016 at a day rate of $203.500.[mappress]Offshore Energy Today Staff, June 06, 2014
Subsea 7 informed today that it had made an offer to acquire the 50% shareholding in Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) currently owned by K&S Baltic Offshore (Cyprus). If the offer is accepted, Subsea 7 would become the sole owner of SHL, since it already holds a 50% interest in the company.The offer comprises an initial consideration of USD 279 million on completion and deferred consideration of up to USD 40 million to be paid by the end of the first quarter 2021, on condition that certain performance targets are met. The considerations will be funded from Subsea 7’s existing cash resources.Seaway Heavy Lifting, headquartered in the Netherlands, employs approximately 550 employees. With the terms of the offer being binding on Subsea 7 until 1 July 2017, the Works Council representing SHL’s employees in the Netherlands will be consulted in compliance with the Dutch law during this period, Subsea 7 said.Jean Cahuzac, CEO of Subsea 7, said: “Subsea 7’s strong market position in offshore energy services is complemented by Seaway Heavy Lifting’s expertise in three areas of offshore activity: renewables, heavy lifting operations and decommissioning of oil and gas assets. We believe that this acquisition will allow us to strengthen Subsea 7’s position in businesses where we expect increased activity and opportunities for long term growth.”At the end of November 2016, SHL was signed up as an EPCI contractor for wind turbine foundations for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm in Germany. Also, together with its 50% owner Subsea 7, the company has been awarded an EPCI contract for foundations and array cables for the Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland.
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October 1 – King Fahd Industrial Port in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia has handled two huge adapters carried from Korea onboard Hanjin Pioneer and belonging to the Marafiq company.The general director of King Fahd Industrial Port in Yanbu, Captain Abdullah Al-Zami, stated that these pieces are among the largest pieces received by the port, adding that they provide a good indication of the operational efficiency of the port and its capacity in handling the largest equipment and merchandise.On the same day, the port handled the upper paThe general director of King Fahd Industrial Port in Yanbu, Captain Abdullah Al-Zami, stated that these pieces are among the largest pieces received by the port, adding that they provide a good indication of the operational efficiency of the port and its capacity in handling the largest equipment and merchandise.On the same day, the port handled the upper part of a distillation tower which weighed over 600 tonnes, and was shipped onboard Jumbo Shipping’s Fairlane.
According to Goldhofer, demand in the UK for its semitrailers and heavy-duty modular transporters has steadily increased, and its UK-based customers can now can now make use of a full servicing, maintenance and repair service at two locations in England.Truck Technics, in Leyburn, north Yorkshire, has its own engineering facility and paint shop, and is in a position to handle all servicing and maintenance work for Goldhofer vehicles. In addition to its facility, Truck Technics has trained field service teams with the capability to handle repairs in the field anywhere in the UK, claims Goldhofer. All service personnel at Truck Technics will receive intensive training for their new duties from an experienced Goldhofer service engineer. The same level of training and support will also be provided for the team at Specialist Trailer Services UK, the second addition to the Goldhofer service network in the UK. Located in Tuxford, Newark, its service engineers are capable of handling repair and maintenance work, as well as offer field service. According to Goldhofer, Specialist Trailer Services UK is currently working on plans for a paint shop in Tuxford, which will permit them to expand its service offering to cope with the growing numbers of Goldhofer customers in the region. In addition to the repair and maintenance services, Goldhofer is in the process of upgrading its UK presence with a new Goldhofer semitrailer design as the optimum solution to the needs of the UK transport industry. The advantages of the vehicle include maximum payloads on the drop deck, high axle loads for heavy-duty applications and maximum fifth-wheel loads of up to 52 tonnes. Truck Technics’ facilityPicture courtesy of Heavy Torque: Specialist Trailer Serives UK’s general manager, Mick Rhodeswww.goldhofer.dewww.trucktechnics.co.uk
The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal a decision which insurers said left them facing a glut of potentially questionable claims.The court has granted the application on behalf of insurer LV= to settle the Cameron v Hussain case, in which a claimant brought proceedings against the registered keeper of a car due to the driver being unidentified.While judgment was initially obtained against the claimant, there followed two appeals. The second, which was successful, saw Lady Justice Gloster uphold the challenge of a driver who claimed for up to £15,000 following a collision in Leeds.The vehicle was registered to Naveed Hussain but all parties accepted that he was not the driver at the time of the collision. The vehicle was also subject of a motor insurance policy written by Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co, but the insured turned out to be a fictitious person.The registered owner refused to provide information about the driver and has since been convicted of failing to provide information.In her judgment, Gloster said there was no requirement in Civil Procedure Rules that a defendant be named, merely a direction that they ‘should’ be.Insurers said the Court of Appeal decision set a precedent which could open the floodgates to fraudulent claims, although Gloster specifically rejected this argument.Damian Ward, partner at national firm Keoghs, which represents LV=, says the Supreme Court hearing will be a chance to establish exactly where insurers stand.‘This is a positive step towards overturning the Court of Appeal’s original decision which has left insurers in a state of limbo,’ he said. ‘We will now begin the process of ensuring these ramifications are fully considered and an informed decision made at the upcoming appeal.’Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will hear another important personal injury case, Edmondson v Haven, in February next year over two days.North-west firm Gavin Edmondson Solicitors alleged that Haven Insurance acted unlawfully in making direct offers to clients in 2012. The law firm lost in the High Court in November 2014 but yesterday successfully appealed that decision.
LocalNews PM ‘not surprised’ by court ruling by: – January 15, 2014 12 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Mr Williams (left) taking oath of office before Justice Brian Cottle in February, 2013 (file photo)Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed satisfaction at a recent Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal ruling which challenged the election of former president Eluid Williams.The Justices of Appeal ruled that the Court has no “function or responsibility to meddle in parliamentary affairs particularly when the Constitution clearly precludes it from so doing”.The office of President, the ruling states, is one which was meant to be held in the highest regard and subjected to the highest form of integrity.“To allow the court to meddle into the affairs of the election process of the President is in my view an affront to the dignity of the high office of President,” Chief Justice Janice M Pereira wrote, to which Justices of Appeal Louise Blenman and Don Mitchell concurred.Opposition Leader Hector John challenged Williams’ appointment as president in February, 2013, claiming that the manner in which he was nominated was a breach of the Constitution.According to the claim, Williams’ nomination was improper as there was no formal letter of resignation from former president Dr Nicholas Liverpool who demitted due to health reasons.“It was just another waste of time by the United Workers Party to have taken the matter to court because they knew for a fact that we acted properly,” the Prime Minister said on state owned DBS Radio on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.He added that the challenge brought by the Opposition Leader was all in their effort to create political uncertainty, possibly political turmoil and to bring attention to themselves.“They pursued a matter which they knew could not stand the scrutiny of any court in our jurisdiction or even outside of our jurisdiction”.Mr Skerrit explained that the matter was “a waste of time” because the money expended by the state in litigation of this matter, “could have gone towards fixing of the roads in Marigot, it could have gone towards fixing the road in Salisbury, it would have assisted people with washrooms, it is just a total waste of tax payers time, and tax payers money”.He added that bringing “unnecessary matters to the court knowing from the inception that the matter will not go anywhere beyond the courts”, has become part of the United Workers Party political agenda which is “unfortunate”.“We always believe in the court system in our region and in our country and I am not surprised at all by the court’s decision that the election of Mr Eluid Williams as president of Dominica was done in accordance with the Constitution,” the Prime Minister said. Head of the Prime Minister’s legal team, senior counsel Anthony Astaphan yesterday described the judgment as “significant”.He said it “repudiates the fallacy that has been advocated by the Leader of the Opposition and the United Workers Party about unlawful president”.Dominica Vibes News
By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSIt’s tournament season for the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpon volleyball team. This week, they’re hosting their annual Volley at the Beach Tournament, which was set to begin with pool play on Thursday.Last week the Lady Tarpons played in the season’s first tournament at McAllen. And while her team didn’t win a match, Head Coach Julie Breedlove definitely saw some positives in the girls’ play and general attitude.“I was satisfied with the girls’ play,” Coach Breedlove told the PRESS Monday. “I think they did well. Some of the teams had a little bit of a height advantage on us, especially PSJA Memorial and, of course, Los Fresnos,” she said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedP.I. Hosting Volley at the Beach TourneyBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team is hosting its annual Volley at the Beach tournament this weekend. Twelve teams, representing schools big and small, are on hand for the three-day event which got underway on Thursday. P.I.’s second tournament in as many…August 19, 2016In “News”Lady Tarpons host Volley at the BeachBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons are hosting their annual Volley at the Beach tournament this weekend. First round matches were played Thursday and the event concludes this Saturday afternoon. The Press sat with head P.I. coach, Julie Breedlove, earlier this week and…August 16, 2019In “News”Lady Tarpons Take 3rd at Beach Volley TourneyBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS A week can make a huge difference. At the Poundfest Tournament in McAllen two weeks ago, the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpon volleyball team won exactly two matches out of nine and did not come close to the championship bracket of the event.…August 28, 2015In “News”