Crowley makes waves

first_imgCrowley’s Houston based solutions project management team completed the delivery in three stages, working in both nearshore and offshore waters.The first phase saw the topsides skidded onto Crowley’s 455 series high-deck-strength barge Julie B at the Keiwit facility dock in Corpus Christi, where they were lifted and installed onto the hull of Jack/St. Malo. Once in place the tugs Ocean Wind and Ocean Wave pushed the production facility away from Corpus Christi and through the Texan port of Aransas into deeper waters.During the second phase, the Ocean Wind and Ocean Sun towed the facility to its final location, alongside the contracted tugboat Harvey War Horse II, while Crowley’s barges were also towed out to the project site in order to deliver the piles that serve as anchors for the platform.In the final stage of the project, the Ocean Wind, Ocean Wave, Ocean Sky, Ocean Sun and Harvey War Horse II worked together to hold the Jack/St. Malo in its final position, and remained on site in a star formation to provide support as the spar was connected to its moorings.Schedules to begin producing oil and natural gas later this year, the facility will have a capacity of 170,000 barrels of oil a day and will act as a hub for the 43 subsea wells, including pumps and other equipment on the sea floor.  www.crowley.comlast_img read more

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Young People to Take Leading Role in Volunteer Hero Awards

first_imgYoung people will be at the heart of awards ceremonies hosted by Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway next week to honour the region’s volunteers.This year’s volunteer awards – the VOSCARS – will celebrate Scotland’s Year of Young People with several new categories for 12 to 25-year-olds.Also, for the first time this year, separate awards events will be held in Annandale & Eskdale, Nithsdale, Stewartry and Wigtownshire during Volunteers Week, leading up to the ‘grand final’ at the new Baptist Church Centre in Dumfries on the evening of Thursday, June 7.Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s Chief Executive Norma Austin Hart said: “People often think of a typical volunteer as someone older but we are so lucky in this region to have an army of young people volunteering in a huge variety of different roles.“The 2018 Year of Young People gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate their achievements and honour their hard work.”More than 200 nominations have been received for fourteen categories including, new this year exclusively for young people, Young Community Champion, Young Board Member, New Young Volunteer and Participation in Culture or Sport.New categories for adults and organisations have also been introduced for this year’s VOSCARS including Community Spirit, Culture & Heritage and Health, Wellbeing & Sport.A panel of judges had the task of choosing category winners as well as overall Young Volunteer of the Year, Adult Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Involving Organisation of the Year.Following feedback from previous years, area awards events have been introduced to help showcase the good work of even more individuals, groups and projects closer to their own communities.The winners of each category from the events in Annandale & Eskdale, Nithsdale, Stewartry and Wigtownshire, will go forward for the final in Dumfries.Guest speaker for the VOSCARS grand final is Councillor Adam Wilson, Young People’s Champion. The event will be opened by Norma Austin Hart and a closing address will be made by Chair of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway Sue Irving.Representatives from each of the category sponsors will be invited to present their award.Norma said: “We believe that over a quarter of adults living in Dumfries and Galloway are involved in some form of volunteering. We recognise the major contribution that volunteers make to the economy and services for disadvantaged communities particularly in rural areas.  We look forward to the VOSCARS every year because it gives us the chance to thank these volunteers and to share so many wonderful, heart warming stories.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInFourth annual Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway Volunteer Awards across the region for Volunteers Week (June 1-7) Visit the website www.thirdsectordumgal.org.uk for more information.last_img read more

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Lakers lose LeBron James to groin injury, rout Warriors

first_imgLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James grimaces after straining his left groin during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 25 in Oakland, California. The Lakers won 127-101. AP OAKLAND – LeBron James prides himself in his durability, being available night after night, game after grueling game. That’s why the Lakers star is so mad he got hurt.The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night, getting King James’ 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in a surprising 127-101 rout of the Golden State Warriors.“I take a lot of pride in it,” James said of always playing. “That’s why it (angered me) not to be able to go back into the game. It’s more than anything being available to my teammates, being available to my coaching staff. That’s something I take more personal than anything. Hopefully it’s not a long thing.”James grabbed at his left groin area with 7:51 left in the third after slipping under the Warriors’ basket while trying for a loose ball. He tried to stretch it out, awkwardly walked toward the Lakers bench trying to loosen up before leaving on his own though gingerly out the tunnel for the locker room.“I wasn’t able to go back into the game, obviously. I’ll get an MRI tomorrow and see what’s up,” James said.He is scheduled for an MRI exam Wednesday and coach Luke Walton is preparing to be without James on Thursday night in Sacramento.James has played in 156 straight games overall and 116 in the regular season, and he’s not about to guess whether he will have to miss time.Stephen Curry made consecutive 3s shortly after James exited, and the Warriors got within 78-76 at the 2:48 mark of the third – but Kyle Kuzma and the persistent Lakers stayed at it every possession.Curry wound up with 15 points but the home fans had seen enough well before the final buzzer and headed out for the rest of Christmas.“They played like they had nothing to lose. They played like they had a free swing,” Curry said.Kuzma contributed 19 points with a pretty baseline 3 late, Ivica Zubac had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo 15 points and 10 assists off the bench as the Lakers snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home floor since a 118-115 overtime win Dec. 22, 2012.Los Angeles also ended a seven-game skid overall in the rivalry with its first win in the series since March 6, 2016.James made it look easy early on shooting over Jonas Jerebko and Kevon Looney. James hit a turnaround jumper at the 4:39 mark of the second quarter to put the Lakers ahead 52-37 and LA led 65-50 at the break.It was James’ second straight Christmas game at Oracle Arena after playing here with the Cavaliers last year and losing 99-92.Walton – a former Warriors top assistant and dear friend of Steve Kerr – got some time with his Hall of Fame dad, Bill, before the game and a few moments to catch up with Curry and share holiday greetings in the hallway after the two-time MVP’s warmup routine.Kevin Durant, playing on a tender left ankle, had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.Andre Iguodala came off the bench and made his initial five shots and 7 of 9 by halftime on the way to a season-high 23 points while also handling some of the load defending James.Golden State shot just 9 for 36 from deep, Curry going 2 of 8 and Durant 3 for 8. (AP)last_img read more

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Lecehkan Pramugari Scoot, Pria India Divonis 2 Tahun Penjara dan Hukuman…,(Lagi) Hipotesa Baru Misteri MH370: Pesawat Diduga Kehilangan Tekanan Kabin

first_imgVijayan Mathan Gopal, 39 tahun dinyatakan bersalah pada Senin (5/8/2019) karena telah menganiaya dan melecehkan seorang pramugari dalam penerbangannya dari India ke Singapura dua tahun lalu. Pria yang merupakan warga negara Singapura keturunan India ini melakukan perjalanannya dengan maskapai berbiaya rendah, Scoot pada 2 November 2017.Baca juga: Pasca Pelecehan Pada Awak Kabin, EVA Air Siap ‘Banned’ Penumpang yang Berperilaku Tak PantasDia divonis dua tahun penjara, denda, hukuman cambuk atau kombinasi hukuman atas tiga tuduhan yakni memegang lengan, menyentuh wajah, menangkup wajah dengan tangan dan meletakkan tangannya di paha serta pantat pramugari Scoot. Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari channelnewsasia.com (5/8/2019), pramugari yang tidak disebutkan identitasnya tersebut mengatakan, Vijayan adalah orang terakhir yang naik ke pesawat, tercium bau alkohol dari dirinya dan ritsleting celana dalam keadaan terbuka.Vijayan Mathan Gopal Saat itu, Vijayan masih bisa berjalan ke kursinya dan memberikan boarding pass ketika diminta pramugari. Namun setelah lepas landas, korban melihat pelaku tengah berselisih dengan pramugari lainnya di lorong.Karena korban bertanggung jawab atas awak kabin lainnya, di mendekati mereka dan mendapati bahwa keduanya tengah berdebat karena Vijayan tak mau membayar setelah memesan makanan dan anggur merah. Dia menenangkan lelaki itu dengan menyetujui untuk menyajikan makanan sebelum pembayaran dilakukan, bertentangan dengan kebijakan Scoot, tetapi Vijayan menolak makanan itu, mengklaim pramugari lainnya tidak sopan kepadanya.Korban menugaskan seorang awak kabin untuk pergi ke Vijayan sementara dia memberikan perhatiannya pada keadaan darurat medis dengan seorang penumpang yang merasa akan pingsan dan kekurangan oksigen. Sementara kondisi ‘gawat’ sedang berlangsung, Vijayan berulang kali menekan tombol lampu panggil untuk meminta bantuan dan ingin korban merawatnya.Setelah seorang pramugari datang untuk membantu penumpang yang sakit, korban pergi ke Vijayan dan mengatakan kepadanya dengan tegas untuk tidak menekan lampu panggil lagi. Tiba-tiba, Vijayan bertanya di mana dia tinggal dan menyentuh wajahnya, membelai dahinya ke dagunya dan berkata: “Kamu sangat cantik.”Dia kemudian menangkupkan wajahnya dengan kedua tangan.Korban bersaksi selama persidangan bahwa ini membuatnya merasa “marah, tidak nyaman dan sangat jijik”, tetapi dia tidak bisa mendorongnya pergi karena dia seorang penumpang.Dia bersandar dan mengangkat suaranya, berkata: “Tuan, tuan, tuan.”Dia menjawab: “Jangan marah kepadaku”, dan “Aku bos dari penerbangan ini.”Korban mencoba berdiri tetapi Vijayan terus meraih lengan kanannya. Ketika dia mencoba lagi, dia meletakkan tangannya di paha kanannya dengan kekuatan besar. Ketika dia akhirnya berhasil bangkit dengan meraih sandaran lengan, dia merasakan Vijayan menyentuhnya dengan meletakkan telapak tangannya di pantat kirinya.Korban melaporkan kejadian itu kepada kapten pesawat, yang mengamati bahwa dia terguncang. Setelah pesawat mendarat di Singapura sekitar jam 8 pagi pada tanggal 2 November 2017, korban mengajukan laporan ke Scoot dan juga ke polisi bandara.Vijayan dalam pembelaannya membantah melakukan tindakan tersebut terhadap korban dan menuduh bahwa korban telah mengarang insiden tersebut untuk menekan fakta bahwa ia telah mengadu terhadap pramugari lainnya karena “layanan buruknya”.Baca juga: [18+] Hampir Separuh Pramugari di Jerman Pernah Alami Pelecehan Seksual!Hakim Distrik Salina Ishak menyatakan dia bersalah atas ketiga dakwaan kriminal kepada pramugari. Tuduhan itu dibacakan dengan bagian di bawah Tokyo Convention Act, yang menyatakan bahwa kejahatan apa pun yang terjadi pada pesawat yang dikendalikan Singapura akan merupakan pelanggaran di bawah hukum Singapura. Vijayan akan kembali ke pengadilan untuk mitigasi dan hukuman pada 28 Agustus 2019.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedScoot Resmi Pindah dari Terminal 2 ke Terminal 1 Bandara Changi24/10/2019In “Bandara”Scoot Hapus Biaya Pemrosesan Pembayaran Global dan Tawarkan Pilihan Pembayaran Baru23/09/2019In “Featured”Aksi Hooligan di Kabin, Bikin Pramugari Aeroflot Patah Tulang Kaki!20/05/2019In “Bandara”last_img read more

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PSG hammer Bayern … Man U, Barca, Juve and Chelsea among winners

first_imgPARIS (AP): Paris Saint-Germain beat five-time champions Bayern Munich 3-0 in the Champions League yesterday with unstoppable football from their super-expensive attack. The French team tore the German visitors’ defence apart on the counterattack and took command of Group B with goals from Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar. Kylian Mbappe, who was hired alongside Neymar this summer for a combined US$470 million, did not score but tormented the Bayern defence throughout with his dribbling ability and frenetic pace. He was decisive in setting up Neymar’s goal. Impressive start Manchester United continued their impressive start to the season with a 4-1 away victory at CSKA Moscow with Romelu Lukaku scoring a brace with Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan adding the other goals. Barcelona had to rely on an own goal to defeat Sporting on the road with Juventus saving their goals for the second half as substitute Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic got on the scoresheet. Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata found the back of the net as Atletico Madrid and Chelsea were heading towards a draw before Michy Batshuayi scored a tap in the last minute of the game to win the game for the Londoners. Roma beat Qarabag 2-1 while Cletic hammered Anderlecht 3-0, while Basel were rampant, winning 5-0 against Benfica.last_img read more

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