Oceaneering wins connector supply contract for offshore Western Australia project

first_imgOceaneering will supply 3-inch M5 connectors, which will be used for Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) and CI Oceaneering wins connector supply contract for offshore Western Australia project. (Credit: Oceaneering International, Inc.) Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) announced that it has won a contract to provide a number of monobore diverless connectors for an offshore Western Australia project.Oceaneering will supply 3-inch M5 connectors, which will be used for Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) and Chemical Inhibitor (CI) service on the field subsea distribution system.The 3-inch M5 Connector enables the intervention of subsea assets. This ROV-flyable, full bore connector features the Oceaneering® Grayloc® metal-to-metal sealing system and proven M-series latch mechanism. The M5 Connector works for applications such as gas lift, chemical injection, well stimulation, hydrate remediation, flooding and venting operations, acid injection, and scale squeeze.Nikunj Patel, Director of Engineering and Technology for Oceaneering, said: “We are thrilled to provide our high pressure, high flow ROV-flyable M5 connectors for this project located in Australian waters. The M5 is a versatile, compact, and cost-effective solution ideal for high flow MEG, CI, and other chemical delivery applications. With this win, we continue building our track record with the M5 connectors being used in projects worldwide.”last_img read more

Property prices set to rise in July and August, survey predicts

first_imgThe property market remains buoyant after the lifting of the lockdown, with price rises in July and August set to be above last summer’s levels, according to a new survey.However, the report says the market remains much quieter than last year, with the underlying sales volume this summer expected to be nearly a third less (29%) than last year.The findings come in a new survey from property website propertypriceadvice.co.uk and are based on statistical analysis of the views of site visitors.North showing most interestThe site’s Market Activity Predictor report predicts:Prices will rise in July and August to put them 1.4% ahead of the same time last year.Transaction levels this summer will bounce around unpredictably as the loosening of lockdown restrictions means a backlog of sales are processed in quick time. But the underlying level of transactions will be stable.The North of England is reporting the highest levels of interest in moving home, while London appears to be the weakest region in terms of buyer interest coming out of lockdown.Lockdown ‘turning point’Mark Pragnell, economics advisor to propertypriceadvisor.co.uk and director of strategy research consultancy Pragmatix Advisory, said: “Interest in moving home had been on a steady downward slide since summer last year, well before coronavirus. In the days before lockdown, requests for valuations had fallen to 70% below their four-year average.“Lockdown has been a turning point. The numbers of online valuations have swung back quickly, and in the most recent weeks have returned to or are above the recent years’ norm.“Renewed interest during lockdown will be partly the result of people having more time at home with their computers and smartphones, and some will reflect more households in financial distress. But this recent rebound is in people saying they want to move – so the interest is more than casual.”However Mr Pragnell warned the Covid pandemic could still derail the property market recovery.“Getting the ‘unlock’ of the economy right will be crucial,” he added. “All eyes will be on Rishi Sunak and his emergency budget to see if he can bolster families’ confidence in their financial circumstances and get the country moving again.”propertypriceadvice.co.uk House price rise Housing market recovery property prices July 7, 2020Richard ReedWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Property prices set to rise in July and August, survey predicts previous nextHousing MarketProperty prices set to rise in July and August, survey predictsPrice rises in July and August set to be higher than last summer’s levels, with most activity in the North while London reports the weakest.Richard Reed7th July 202001,652 Viewslast_img read more

Post Doctoral Fellow – (STA006082)

first_imgEEO/AAQualifications :Doctoral and No experienceRequires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professionaldiscipline or the highest level of general business knowledge,normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-relatedterminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized fieldof specialization that is directly related to the type of workbeing performed.No experience is required.Preferred Qualifications PhD in Physics or Engineering preferred.Excellent written and oral communication skills areessential.Candidates with past experience in instrumentation orcomputational/mathematical methods in some of the following areaswill be considered: computational imaging, x-ray science, singlephoton counting detectors, tomographic image reconstruction,benchtop optical experiments, computational imaging, microscopy,X-ray CT, scatter imaging, phase contrast imaging, tomographicimaging, instrumentation/hardware development with x-ray, opticalor ultrasound.For multimodality aspects of the project, those with experiencein ultrasound, PET/SPECT, NIR Optical imaging would also beconsidered. Receives/Reviews progress and evaluates results of experimentsor projects under control or supervisory responsibility.Recommends changes in research, testing or experimentalprocedures.May be responsible for a single highly technical and complexpiece of research equipment.May review and evaluate the effectiveness of personnel.May plan for and assign personnel to projects undercontrol.Operates with latitude for unreviewed action.May receive general supervision conferring with higher levelsonly in unusual situations.Performs other job-related duties as required. The Das Laboratory at University of Houston has two immediateopenings with a flexible start date. One forcomputational/mathematical research and another for experimentalresearch/instrumentation/hardware. Our investigations are rooted ondeveloping innovative imaging techniques for applications likeearly stage cancer detection, materials science, defense andsecurity and geophysics. We combine optical physics,instrumentation, image science algorithms, information theoreticand data science approaches in our research.Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge inarea of specialization. Develops understanding and skills to allowfor completion of assignments that cross fields of specialization.Develops leadership and management skills. Note to CandidatesBoth positions involve close interaction with graduate andundergraduate students and participating in multiple ongoingprojects in the lab. Several industrial and clinical collaborationopportunities exist. Candidates who would like to contribute toboth experimental and computational research are also welcome toapply. In the next stage of our project, there will also besignificantly higher interaction with clinical researchers and withmedical schools.Experimental Research/Instrumentation: Excellent hands ontechnical skills in optical system design/development and dataanalysis is sought. Experience in using photon counting detectorssuch as Medipix and Timepix, x-ray CT system development, otherimaging system development (ultrasound/optical/PET) etc. will be aplus. Excellent programming and quick prototyping skills andadvanced knowledge of Matlab, python, C, C++, etc. desirable.Ability to interact with major equipment manufacturing industriesor national/international labs and collaborations.Computational/Mathematical Methods: Candidate with researchexperience in developing mathematical and computational modelsinvolving forward and inverse problems for imaging modalities(x-ray, ultrasound, optical, or other) are invited to apply. Mostideas will be tested in our laboratory or with a collaborator.Experience working with computational imaging, computational modelsfor x-ray tomography, detector physics and design, phase contrastimaging, statistical reconstruction methods, computational methodsfor ultrasound/Optical/PET imaging would be highly desirable.Physics and Engineering skills to quickly prototype novel imagingideas are a must. Excellent computational skills (Matlab, python,C, C++), quick prototyping of novel ideas, working with highperformance computing, Monte Carlo codes etc. are alsodesirable.last_img read more

New kebab vendor in town centre

first_imgThe controversial opening of a new kebab shop directly opposite Lava Ignite on Park End Street is scheduled for the end of this month, according to City Councillor Sajjad Malik, a business partner of the scheme.Though the Mediterranean and Turkish restaurant and takeaway will be “alcohol free”, police are concerned that it may become a congregating point for drunken revellers leaving local clubs at closing time. The Oxford City Centre Neighbourhood Police said, “The presence of a late night restaurant and take-away facility in Park End Street until 4am would have a severe impact on community safety. [It would] greatly increase the opportunity for violence, aggression and anti-social behaviour.”The manager at a local takeaway restaurant agreed, noting that “it is a hard job for the police, which is only getting worse”.These concerns were corroborated by the West Area Planning Committee, who suggested that the restaurant’s application for planning should be refused as it would attract “potentially rowdy and intoxicated people to it rather than encouraging their safe dispersal from the area.”However, clubbers outside Park End on Monday night seemed altogether in favour, with student Kimberley Nash pointing out that it may help decrease disorderly behaviour as “it would mean catching a taxi straight from the club, meaning less drunk people walking through town.”Charlotte McKenty, another student at the club on Monday, added, “it would be great as it wouldn’t involve walking to Maccy’s in town, and so would get loads of business. The police officers would know where everyone would be after closing time.”Mr Malik defends the takeaway against accusations of promoting unruliness, saying, “Rowdiness and drunkenness is brought on by the establishments that sell the alcohol. Food is scientifically shown to sober people up.” In Malik’s view the only way to cut down on disorderliness is to reduce the licensing hours of local clubs and bars. He pointed out that the Bodrum Kebab House on Cowley Road, whose owners are also involved in the opening of the new shop, has been open and “trouble free” for 23 years, despite being close to the Regal and O2 Academy.Most other kebab vendors in the area seemed relatively unconerned about the prospect of new comptition. Hasan on Broad Street said, “It will not affect my business – good luck to everyone!” Hussein, situated on St Giles, further noted that “each business which starts afresh will be busy” but after this it “depends on the market”. However, one vendor did add: “it would affect my business and there will be a lot of trouble there: I agree with the police.”Most people concluded that the prime position of the new restaurant opposite Park End meant that it would be the first port of call after leaving the cheese floor on a Wednesday night.  Somerville first year Rebecca McKie claimed, “I would probably go on the way home.”Nevertheless, for some people the setting up of another kebab vendor in Oxford seemed nonsensical in what is already a saturated market. One student noted that because everyone already has a favourite van, the new restaurant would be “commercially unviable”.Others seemed sceptical of combining a takeaway joint with a restaurant. One first year student commented, “It would depend on how posh it would look”. Undergraduate Ben Turnbull suggested that “something different that people hadn’t tried before – such as Polish or Jamaican cuisine, like on Cowley Road – would be better.”last_img read more

Miss Representation to be screened

first_imgOUSU is to show the 2011 American documentary film Miss Representation in Exam Schools on Saturday. The screening will be accompanied by the launch of the Lead for Equality network, described as “a collection of students who want to make steps towards political equality, together.”Several stalls representing Oxford’s various political groups will also form part of the event. The film at the centre of the afternoon is said to concern “how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparaging portrayals of women.” It features interviews with high profile names, such as Condolezza Rice and TV personality Lisa Ling.An advert for the event stated, “This is where change starts. Join us and be educated, inspired, motivated, and challenged on the issue of political equality in representation – in Oxford University and beyond. “This documentary is guaranteed to widen eyes. Think Michael Moore, think Morgan Spurlock, then times by ten: ‘Miss Representation’ is a comprehensive and demonstrative exploration of why the fight for equality is sill far from over,” it continued.The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and has reportedly led to “an important and high profile education campaign in the US.”Saturday’s event starts at 1:15pm, and tickets cost £4.last_img read more

Philanthropist gifts Hudson Chamber and its non-profit base

first_imgFormer Congressman Frank Guarini JERSEY CITY – The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) has announced the receipt of a $100,000 gift by philanthropist and former Congressman Frank J. Guarini, in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the chamber’s rebranding effort. It comes on the eve of Legends 10, the annual event at Liberty Science Center honoring outstanding members of Hudson County’s business community. The unprecedented donation was followed by additional gifts to 39 non-profit organizations who are members of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce.“It is most important that our business community supports the good work of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and harnesses the energy and dedication of our non-profit community. Our future depends on working together with a common purpose. Together, through the chamber, we can assure a successful and prosperous tomorrow.” Guarini stated.The 129-year-old Hudson County Chamber of Commerce presently has a diversified membership of more than 600 businesses located throughout the County. It supports 50 programs annually and is ranked in the top 25 Chambers in the State of New Jersey by NJBiz.Maria Nieves, president and CEO of the HCCC, recognized Congressman Guarini as a treasured leader, resource, and contributor to the energy and growth of business in Hudson County and the state:“Frank Guarini’s timely support provides critical and immediate funding to a diverse and growing community of non-profit organizations in Jersey City which contribute greatly to elevating the city’s quality of life for all.” ×Former Congressman Frank Guarinilast_img read more

STS9 Debuts New Tracks & Jams Deep For West Coast New Year’s Run [Video/Photo]

first_imgPhoto: Jeremy Scott Load remaining images Setlist: STS9 | The Warfield | San Francisco, CA | 12/30/2017Set I: Tokyo>>EB, Golden Gate, Gobnugget**, Shock Doctrine, Green Light (Lorde remix)>>MOD, World Go RoundSet II: Evasive Maneuvers>>Kamuy, Ramone & Emiglio>>The Light^^ (Common), Walk To The Light, Laia#>>Circus, Get Loud>>MoonsocketEncore: Be PulseNotes: STS9 sit-in with Cut Chemist for “Red Clay” remix | (**) first half only | (^^) feat. Sarah Dugas on vocals | (#) new song, first time playedThe final third night of the run to ring in 2018 was nothing short of a dance party. STS9 opened with “EHM”, which always gets the crowd moving, then led into a hot “Inspire Strikes Back”, which elevated the vibe of the night to the next level. “Looking Back On Earth” from their Ad Explorata album was a pleasant rest stop before they entered into a “Hidden Hand Hidden Fist” and ”Shakedown Street” sandwich. HHHF is a huge funk monster every time it’s played, and the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street” is always received extremely well. This time, the band took HHHF much deeper than usual, using it as a springboard that launched “Shakedown Street” into space with explorative jams.Two new songs were introduced on night three. “Presence of Light” led into the NYE countdown/balloon drop and concluded it as well, and “Wave Spell” was a refreshing new tune that had the characteristics of an impressive improv jam that highlights the entire band simultaneously. The most jaw-dropping moment of the Sunday night was a New Year’s Eve staple of sorts, “New Dawn, New Day”. The band was dialed in for this one as they went into a huge psychedelic digital DnB jam which could have been an entirely new part two to this song.Setlist: STS9 | The Warfield | San Francisco, CA | 12/31/2017Set I: EHM, Inspire Strikes Back, Totem, Looking Back on Earth^^, Hidden Hand Hidden Fist > Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead) > Hidden Hand Hidden Fist, Worry No More > Enceladus > Worry No MoreSet II: Presence of Light** > Countdown (balloon drop) > Presence of Light** > When The Dust Settles, Wave Spell**, Blu Mood, From Now On, New Dawn New Day#, Click Lang EchoEncore: What is Love?Notes: (^^) modular improv | (**) new song, first time played | (#) extended DnB jamThis New Year’s run was something special and definitely still a family affair. The people who were supposed to be there were there, the vibe was right, and the band was tuned into the audience and each other for the duration of the run. It was the quintessential Sector 9—the experimentation was deep, and the energy that echoed throughout the venue was palpable. An STS9 New Year’s Eve is always something special, and this year, it gave us a taste of the great things they have in store for 2018.Check out the photo gallery from STS9’s NYE show below, courtesy of Jeremy Scott.STS9 | The Warfield | San Francisco, CA | 12/31/2017 | Photos: Jeremy Scott Photo: Jeremy Scottcenter_img Trading in their longstanding tradition of alternating between Atlanta and Denver for their New Year’s Eve runs, STS9 brought their annual celebration to the West Coast this year. Dubbed A Real & Imagined New Year, STS9 rang in 2018 with a show at Los Angeles’ The Novo on December 28th ahead of three consecutive nights at The Warfield in San Francisco, California.Watch This Transcendent Jam From An STS9 Soundcheck2017 was a big year for STS9, as it marked the group’s 20th anniversary, which they celebrated with the release of a new album The Universe Inside as well as a number of high-profile anniversary celebrations, including a three-night run at the iconic outdoor venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre. With these achievements at their heels, STS9 is entering the new year with fire and fury. A new album is on the horizon (the name is yet to be revealed), and some of the group’s new songs came out to play during the three-night run at The Warfield. Based off the way the songs were played during the NYE run, the album seems to be reminiscent of their 2002 release, Seasons 01.STS9 opened night one (December 29th) of the run with “Movements” and “For My Peeps”—two songs that have been combined into one entitled “Move My Peeps”, which has been kept in rotation a lot lately. This reemerging segue was a pleasantly satisfying surprise for the intro. “Real & Imagined” also made a welcome appearance during the first set. The New Year run’s title track was a song that was part of the band’s Artifact project in the early 2000s and remained unfinished until later in 2017 when they released the completed version. “Wika Chikana”, “GLOgli”, and “Rent” are always crowd favorites and got some improv jam treatment before the band encored with “Peoples,” another fan favorite from the band’s Artifact album.STS9 debuted new songs on all three nights of the run. Night one saw the debut of “Murmurs”—an ambient, piano-heavy song that resonated oppositely from the vocal-heavy, pop-sounding TUI tracks—which garnered a huge response of approval from the audience. You can check out a video of this new number from Tribe below, courtesy of Heady Flair.“MurMurs” Setlist: STS9 | The Warfield | San Francisco, CA | 12/29/2017Set I: Movements>>For My Peeps, Grow, Real & Imagined, March, Lo Swaga, Give & Take>>InstantlySet II: Rise Above, Get Loud, Wika Chikana, Murmurs**, Native End>>ReEmergence, Sun, Moon & Stars, Artifact>>GLOgli, RentEncore: PeoplesNotes: (**) new song, first time playedNight two (December 30th) included the unveiling of another ambient and mellow new song entitled “Laia,” which was seamlessly segued into a “Circus” that evoked 2007 vibes with its slow and patient intro. “EB” (which is commonly segued out of “Surreality”) was segued from “Tokyo” and was the largest standalone “EB” since Alana Rocklin joined the band. The “Be Pulse” encore was nothing but euphoric, and guitarist Hunter Brown took the spotlight during this song, especially since he recently acquired a new guitar, the tone of which sounds impeccable. However, the highlight of night two came during Cut Chemist’s opening performance. Near the end of his set, much to the surprise and delight of everyone in The Warfield, STS9 joined him on stage for a remix of the rarely performed “Red Clay.”“Laia”last_img read more

Charlotte trio supports homeless people during pandemic

first_imgIn North Carolina’s largest city, Magena Morris, Tyler Bone and Nic White are on a mission to help homeless people, a population that has grown during the pandemic and economic downturn. Once a month they bring racks loaded with clothes into Charlotte’s largest homeless encampment and invite residents to shop their free store. The idea behind the racks is to give residents of “tent city” the feeling of browsing a normal store and spare them having to dig through piles of secondhand apparel. Through donations collected in drop-boxes and online, they’re providing not just clothes but much-needed goods from batteries to books.last_img read more

NAFCU on the Hill for cyber hearings, more

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU lobbyists will be closely monitoring Congress this week for legislative developments of note – including two hearings focused on cyber security issues – for any potential impact on credit unions and their members.Tomorrow, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations takes a look at global cybersecurity issues. The panel will be looking specifically at potential impact on the financial services sector.Also on Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the violation of federal government employee data resulting from the hack into Office of Personnel Management records. This incident, discovered in April, is said to possibly affect the sensitive data of 4 million persons or more.NAFCU has encouraged lawmakers to approach cyber and data security together to ensure individuals’ personal and financial data are as safe as possible. continue reading »last_img read more

CLIA: Cruise lines extend suspension of operations from US ports until mid-September

first_imgRoyal Caribbean Cruises, another cruise line giant, recently announced major job cuts amid the impact of the coronavirus on its business, targeting over 5,000 US employees. In late March, the cruise company also secured a $2.2 billion loan to boost its liquidity position. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, said that its ocean-going cruise line members will voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations from US ports until 15 September 2020. Posted: 6 months ago CLIA: 500 Cruises Impacted by Suspension of US Cruise Operations To tackle the public health crisis, CLIA cruise line members first suspended operations in March this year. The association initially estimated that the 30-day suspension would affect 500 cruises and 1.2 million passengers. As explained, the additional time will allow CLIA to consult with the CDC on measures that would be appropriate for the eventual resumption of cruise operations. “The current No Sail Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will expire on 24 July, and although we had hoped that cruise activity could resume as soon as possible after that date, it is increasingly clear that more time will be needed to resolve barriers to resumption in the United States.” Image Courtesy: Carnival Corporationcenter_img Posted: 6 months ago “CLIA member cruise lines will continually evaluate the evolving situation and make a determination as to whether a further extension is necessary,” the association added. As a result of the suspension, many cruise lines are now dealing with financial problems. Last week, Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, posted a U.S. GAAP net loss of $4.4 billion for the second quarter of 2020 as the many of its ships remain in prolonged layups. The company also revealed it would start selling vessels in order to reduce costs and improve liquidity. The voluntary suspension until 15 September applies to all CLIA members to which the No Sail Order applied — vessels with capacity to carry 250 persons or more. “Due to the ongoing situation within the U.S. related to COVID-19, CLIA member cruise lines have decided to voluntarily extend the period of suspended passenger operations,” the association said in a statement. In 2018, the cruise industry supported over 421,000 jobs in the United States, with every 30 cruisers from U.S. ports supporting one American job, according to CLIA. Each day of the suspension of cruise operations in the U.S. results in a total loss of approximately $110 million in economic activity and up to 800 American jobs.last_img read more