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Seacat Services Orders Chartwell 24 Catamaran

first_imgOffshore energy support vessel operator, Seacat Services, has signed a multi-million-pound contract to build a catamaran for deployment in the offshore wind sector.Seacat Weatherly, designed by Southampton-based naval architect Chartwell Marine, will be constructed by Isle of Wight firms Diverse Marine and Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) in Cowes.Scheduled for completion in March 2020, Seacat Weatherly is set to be the first Chartwell 24 catamaran to enter service. The vessel can accommodate 24 industrial personnel, alongside four crew.“Despite ongoing uncertainty in Westminster and Brussels, the offshore wind sector has repeatedly demonstrated its capacity to get on with the job in hand – and, frankly, faced with rising demand for high quality vessel support, this was an order that couldn’t wait,” Ian Baylis, Managing Director, Seacat Services said.“The Chartwell 24 is the vessel the market has been calling for. It not only responds directly to our needs as a vessel operator, but also ticks all the boxes for our offshore wind farm customers. Seacat Weatherly will help us collectively set new benchmarks for safety, availability and performance.”The contract includes an option for a further vessel, which would see Seacat Weatherly joined by a sister vessel in the Seacat Services fleet.Andy Page, Managing Director, Chartwell Marine, said: “The Chartwell 24 is a vessel design that has been developed by the industry for the industry, with involvement throughout the offshore wind supply chain. It’s therefore fitting that the team building Seacat Weatherly brings together some of the most experienced and talented individuals in the UK maritime sector.”last_img read more

David Seymour introduces End of Life Choice Bill

first_img3News 14 October 2015A Bill legalising assisted dying will be introduced into the Member’s ballot by ACT leader David Seymour today.Mr Seymour says the End of Life Choice Bill is a response to the growing call for euthanasia which has gained prominence since the high-profile case of lawyer Lecretia Seales who spent her dying moments fighting for the right.It also coincides with a petition with 8975 signatures which will be presented to the Health select committee this morning.But Family First believes the Bill is premature and should wait until the inquiry he supported was completed.“Rather than a flawed euthanasia Bill which will contain the same pitfalls as Maryan Street’s earlier proposed Bill, it makes absolute sense to debate euthanasia within the wider context of the premature ending of one’s life,” national director Bob McCoskrie says.“Voluntary euthanasia has the allure of being an enlightened and compassionate response to the plight of the suffering, but its practical operation is fraught with risks and there are slippery slopes that are indeed very slippery.”A person eligible for assisted dying would:Be aged 18 or over;Suffer from a terminal illness likely to end their life within six months or have a grievous and irremediable medical condition;Be in an advanced state of irreversible decline in capability;Experience intolerable suffering;Be able to understand the nature and consequences of assisted dying.The legal process:Two medical practitioners need to be satisfied that the person meets the criteria;The person will also have to be assessed by a mental health specialist;A Support and Consultation for End of Life New Zealand Group (SCENZ) will be set up – it will maintain a list of doctors, specialists and pharmacists willing to participate in assisted dying;Medical practitioners who conscientiously object to assisted dying must refer people to SCENZ.http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/david-seymour-introduces-end-of-life-choice-bill-2015101409#axzz3oTzKN7Lglast_img read more

‘TEST MORE PEOPLE’ | WV COVID tally now at 18 as 2 more in…

first_imgA total of 28,734 out of 45,388 PUMsin the region completed their 14-day quarantine. “Seguraduhon ta kon positive or indi,” thecity mayor told city hall reporters. As of yesterday,this city has 54 patients under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19 and 2,389persons under monitoring (PUMs). PUMs, on theother hand are persons with a history of travel to areas with confirmedCOVID-19 cases but not showing symptoms. One has recovered (the 56-year-old PatientNo. 1 from Bacolod City) while one remains in critical condition (the 40-year-oldPatient No. 7 from Bacolod City). He had a history of exposure to IloiloCity’s first COVID-19 case (from Mandurriao district, the region’s Patient No.3). They were together in a convention, said Juanico. WHO said these symptoms are usuallymild and begin gradually, and that some people become infected but don’tdevelop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. According to WHO, some people withCOVID-19 may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat ordiarrhea. “We are very lucky may ara kita laboratory and test kits. So ang pwede ta ma-swab, i-swab ta na,” says Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN According toTreñas, DOH-6 delegated the task of taking specimens to the City Health Office. Region-wide as of 12 noon of March 29,DOH-6 recorded 370 PUIs of which 135 tested negative; 102 have also beendischarged while 103 remain in hospitals. The two newCOVID-19 cases brought Western Visayas’ tallyto 18. On the other hand, the region’s PatientNo. 18 is a 51-year-old female from Guimbal, Iloilo – a househelp of theregion’s Patient No. 2 (the 59-year-old male from Guimbal with a history ofexposure to relatives from Japan and Canada). Western Visayas’ 17th positive case –and this city’s third case – is a 44-year-old male from Jaro district. PUIs are personsshowing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, andtiredness, among others). Three of Patient No. 3’s closecontacts have been traced already for quarantine, added Juanico. The specimenswould be analyzed at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriaodistrict. ILOILO City – Thiscity and Iloilo province have two more residents who tested positive for thecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), with both appearing to be cases of localtransmission. Wary that local transmissions could progress to a sustained community transmission, Mayor JerryTreñas called for stepped up testing. Patient No. 17’s condition isimproving although he remains in isolation, according to Dr. Jane Juanico,Department of Health (DOH) Region 6’s focal person for COVID-19. “I am very sorry nga kun kis-a gapangakig ako. But youknow this is not the time for us to be complacent,” said Treñas. The provinces of Antique and Guimarashave no confirmed case yet as this was being written. Juanico earliersaid Western Visayas has 5,000 test kits from the DOH central office. Each kitcan test 22 specimens for a total of 110,000 for the whole region.WVMC can test a maximum of 44 specimens per day, said Juanico.The city government has also ordered 2,500 test kits from South Korea. Treñassaid these will be arriving on Apri l 4. The rest were “admitted and stable” or“improved and isolated”, said Juanico. “We are verylucky may ara kita laboratory andtest kits. So ang pwede ta ma-swab,i-swab ta na,” said Treñas. COVID-19 testkits are available already, he stressed. Patient No. 18 is asymptomatic (notshowing COVID-19 symptoms), said Juanico, and currently on home quarantine. Sheis the fifth confirmed COVID-19-positive case in Iloilo province. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Aklanremain at three; still one in Capiz; one in Negros Occidental; and five inBacolod City. The World Health Organization (WHO)continues to recommend that testing, isolating and treating every suspectedcase, and tracing every contact, must be the backbone of the response to theCOVID-19 pandemic in every country. Of the region’s 18 positive cases, twoalready expired – the 72-year-old Patient No. 11 from Iloilo City and the 70-year-oldPatient No. 16 from Lambunao, Iloilo. Most people (about 80 percent) recoverfrom the disease without needing special treatment, according to WHO. Aroundone out of every six people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill anddevelops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those withunderlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems ordiabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness, said WHO./PNlast_img read more

Bulldog Golfers Place 3rd At Richmond Invitational

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldog Golf Team Began The season with a third place finish in the Richmond Invitational on Monday.Hagerstown won with a 386.  Connersville was second at 400 and Batesville 3rd with 401 followed by Pendelton Heights 412, Richmond 428Franklin County438, Muncie Central 448, Union County 490, and Rushville 561.Submitted by Batesville Coach Tom Meyer.last_img

Open house celebrating Bradt Natural Area

first_imgVersailles, IN—The public is invited to Versailles State Park on Nov. 9 for an open house celebrating Bradt Natural Area, a newly opened part of the park. The open house is from 1-4 p.m. and begins with comments from Dan Bortner, director of Indiana State Parks, and recognition of the Bradt family.Clifty Falls State Park interpretive naturalist Kayla Leach will lead a guided hike at 1:30 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, guests can take a walk on their own, see ongoing displays of park history, learn about Bradt Natural Area trail planning, construction, and resource restoration work, and see live birds of prey up close with interpretive naturalist Leslie Grow from the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center at Hardy Lake.Light refreshments will be provided during the event, courtesy of the Friends of Versailles State Park. The open house is outdoors, but displays and activities will be in a tent. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes for the weather.This 80-acre addition to Versailles State Park was obtained in 2001 from the Bradt family, who had farmed it since 1906. Hale Bradt made a generous donation for development of a parking lot, trails, and interpretive signage. The area includes a small woodland, open meadows, and a constructed wetland. Active resource management will help maintain open habitat for pollinators and a variety of birds and other wildlife.All activities will be held at Bradt Natural Area, which is located along U.S. 50, east of Versailles State Park’s entrance. A parking lot is located on South County Road 300E near its intersection with U.S. 50. After the open house, the Bradt Natural Area will be open for hiking and wildlife observation. Although there is currently no gate, guests should be prepared to present an Indiana State Parks annual entrance pass or a current daily gate entrance receipt from Versailles State Park. Fishing is not permitted at the Bradt Natural Area, but is available at Versailles Lake inside the park.last_img read more

John J. Chlopecki Jr.

first_imgJohn Joseph Chlopecki Jr., 74, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 13, 2020. He was born April 14, 1946 in Chicago to the late John J. and Mary (nee Blankenberger) Chlopecki Sr. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the U.S. Army. John was ordained as a deacon in 1991 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Inverness, Illinois and served as Deacon of St. Anthony’s Parish in Morris, Indiana for many years.He was a talented entrepreneur, a dedicated Chicago sports fan, a constant “punster” and a dear friend to so very many. John was the husband of the late Marie (Nee: DePasse); father of Jeannette (Jeffrey) Toms, J. David Chlopecki, Cheryl (Greg) Hall, and Kevin (Christine) Chlopecki; grandfather of eleven; great-grandfather of one and brother of Linda Scofield and the late Mary Ann Thompson. Funeral services will be held in Chicago on Thursday. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 18th at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Morris. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ripley Co. V.F.W. Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Catholic Charities. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

Fury: Wilder will fight me third time

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Tyson Fury is “almost sure” Deontay Wilder will fight him for a third time despite destroying the champion inside seven rounds to claim the WBC heavyweight title. The Briton produced a stunning performance to beat Wilder, 14 months on from their controversial draw in which the majority of observers believed Fury should have won on points. Fury had vowed to take the fight to the American and did just that, flooring the champion twice and completely dominating the action before the towel came in from Wilder’s corner to confirm the 31-year-old as the winner. The conclusive nature of the victory cast doubt over the value of Wilder’s rematch clause, with Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn immediately suggesting a unification fight against Fury needs to happen. Fury believes he will step into the ring with Wilder once again. “The spoils of war are fresh,” he said. “I need to enjoy this victory and Deontay needs time to recover. “But I’m almost sure he’ll take the rematch because he’s a dynamite puncher and he can take someone out at any time. “With that level of danger, you can always win a fight. “I’m sure we’ll do it again if he wants to. “If he doesn’t want to, I’m happy with whatever my promoters say. “Whoever’s next gets the same treatment, that’s for sure.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderEddie HearnTyson Furylast_img read more

McGeady warning for new boss

first_imgAiden McGeady has admitted the job of Ireland manager has become “a poisoned chalice”. “You can never really win. It is probably a bit of a poisoned chalice, the manager’s job, same as in England as well. “If you do well, you are always still going to have people saying ‘That’s wrong, that’s not right’. You can’t please everyone.” The Football Association of Ireland has placed under-21s boss Noel King in interim charge of the senior team while high performance director Ruud Dokter and former international Ray Houghton assess the field in the search for Trapattoni’s replacement. But whoever the successful candidate is – Martin O’Neill, Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane remain the three most prominently mentioned candidates – McGeady has warned them the pressure will be intense. He said: “They have to pick the right man for the job, and I think they are doing the right thing by not rushing into anything. “It’s always the same two or three names mentioned, but whatever they decide to do, I don’t think anyone will have any problems with it. “But whoever takes over is going to have a lot of pressure, a lot of expectation to try to turn things around – well, not turn things around, but have a slight change in fortunes.” Ireland, who lost 3-0 in Germany on Friday evening, face Kazakhstan at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night in their final World Cup Group C qualifier. The 27-year-old Spartak Moscow winger believes whoever succeeds Giovanni Trapattoni will come in for criticism no matter what he does. Asked if Ireland could play a more expansive game than the system to which the Italian was so rigidly committed, McGeady said: “We could probably end up playing two centre-backs wide, two full-backs pushing on and losing and getting absolutely hammered by all you [journalists] and everyone on TV still. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Rooney key for England – Ferguson

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson has branded Wayne Rooney England’s great white World Cup hope. Ferguson continues to insist Rooney wanted to leave, although the player has denied handing in a transfer request. Yet the whole saga was made worse for the fact he definitely did slap in a transfer request in 2010 when he questioned the club’s ambition. One of the players Rooney argued Ferguson should be signing was Mesut Ozil, who has guided Arsenal to the top of the Premier League. As Ferguson explained in his autobiography, it was a subject Rooney had no business getting involved in. “As I explained to Wayne, leave the signing of players to me,” said Ferguson. “It was none of his business who we should have gone for. His job was to play and perform. “Ozil was not on our radar. I said that to Wayne at the time.” It was what Ferguson feels was a “sorry episode” for Rooney given within 48 hours he had signed a new contract that made him one of the Premier League’s best supported players. “It portrayed him as a money man who had dropped his grievance the minute his salary was raised,” said Ferguson. “There was a mixed reaction from the players. Some were put out, others were not bothered by him.” Press Association Ferguson fell out with Rooney during his final season at Manchester United and it seems certain had the Scot remained as manager there would have been an acrimonious split. As it turned out, David Moyes has been able to talk Rooney round and the striker has responded with an outstanding contribution for club and country. Yet, as Ferguson knows only too well, the pressure will be much greater when England head off to Brazil next summer. “He is the white hope for England,” said Ferguson. “The expectation on him now is huge.” So good has Rooney been for United this season, Ferguson claims the pair would never have fallen out last term over the forward’s failure to secure a regular starting spot in his favourite position. “Do you think I would drop Wayne Rooney if he was playing the way he is now?” said Ferguson. “Absolutely no way. “That is how we want to see Wayne Rooney. “At the time Wayne was not playing well enough. That was my judgement.” last_img read more

SBC Digital Summit: Innovation on hold despite online casino growth – Alex Tomic

first_img Alex Tomic, SlotsMillion CEO, shared his fellow panelists’ view that business for online casino operators has been growing as a result of COVID-19, and the subsequent live sports shutdown, but admitted that it has put a brake on new innovation for the igaming sector.He was speaking as part of the panel titled ‘Gaming – the industry’s lifeline’, held as part of the second day ‘Leadership in Gaming’ track at the inaugural SBC Digital Summit.Tomic explained: “Business is growing because people are staying at home. We can do what we used to do before, but we can’t continue like this for months. For me, it’s a maintenance status – we are able to do business as usual, but we are not able to do new things.”Itai Zak, GoWild Gaming CEO, agreed by saying: “We all understand that this is something temporary, we understand that this is something that is a side-effect of the current situation. I don’t believe anybody is counting on this pattern to be sustained for the very very long-term.”Ariel Reem, Genesis Group CEO, commented: “We are still growing, we are going into more projects and initiatives. For those who are more focused on casino products – it’s not a big difference apart from how you manage people remotely.” Tomic then clarified his comment on innovation, or a current lack of it, by adding: “It’s not that innovation is frozen, but obviously what we’re trying to do is to learn how to all work remotely together. We’re used to doing it but not all at the same time. “I believe that for innovation, you need the physical presence. I don’t think that if this (COVID-19 crisis) goes on for six months we will completely stop innovation, but to be honest – for the moment at least – it is completely on the side.”The conversation, led by moderator Gaming Malta COO Ivan Filletti, later turned to the topic of responsible gambling and protecting customers who now have more time to play. This included a discussion about the effectiveness of changes to gaming legislation, for example in Sweden, where new deposit and time limits will come into force from 1 June until the end of the year.Alexander Stevendahl, Videoslots CEO, shared: “We have seen an increase in business, however we don’t see players spending more. This is still at the same level – in fact some are actually spending less. But we do have more customers.”Reem noted: “The interesting part for us is the fact that people are making more use of the responsible gambling tools, which shows a maturity level in the industry.“We saw some countries deciding to limit, or to put more restrictions on, in terms of responsible gambling or regulation. At Genesis, we couldn’t see the need for that.”The SBC Digital Summit runs from 27 April to 1 May 2020, featuring seven conference tracks, a virtual exhibition and virtual networking lounges. It has attracted an estimated 10,000 delegates from around the world. There is still time to register for the event, with company discounts available HERE. SBC Magazine Issue 9: Esports future, online shift and Brazil betting soap opera June 4, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Cross-party MPs call for gambling overhaul in new report June 16, 2020 Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete June 8, 2020last_img read more