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KCA Deutag wins CNRI drilling contract for three North Sea platforms in UK

first_imghe group has been able to find innovative and collaborative ways to unlock value and operational efficiencies, something KCA Deutag recognises as key to the future of the UK Continental Shelf Image: CNRI awards KCA Deutag a multi-million pound drilling contract. Photo: Courtesy of David Mark from Pixabay. KCA Deutag is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year contract extension by CNR International Ltd (CNRI) for three platforms operating in the UK North Sea.This multi-million pound contract is for the provision of drilling operations and maintenance services on CNRI’s Ninian South, Ninian Central and Tiffany platforms.The two companies have a long history of working together, and over recent years have won various collaboration awards, in conjunction with other partners, for their success in reducing costs and increasing productivity. The awards include the Oil & Gas Authority MER (Maximising Economic Recovery) UK Award, the UK Oil & Gas UK Award for Excellence in Decommissioning and the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Offshore Achievement Award for Collaboration.Since the downturn, KCA Deutag has proactively worked with all of its clients to address the challenges and constraints that come from operating in this new oil price environment. The results have been a huge success. The group has been able to find innovative and collaborative ways to unlock value and operational efficiencies, something KCA Deutag recognises as key to the future of the UK Continental Shelf.In September of this year, KCA Deutag also launched +veDRILL™, a range of exciting and innovative technologies which provide tangible improvements to clients’ drilling operations.Commenting on today’s announcement, Rune Lorentzen President of Offshore said, “We are delighted to have won this new contract with CNRI.  For several years now KCA Deutag, CNRI and other contractors have adopted a one-team approach, drawing on all our expertise, to drive a culture of innovation and efficiency throughout the operation and maximise oil production. This has been hugely successful and we look forward to working together to continue this success in the future.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Chautauqua County Jobless Rate Rises Slightly To 11.2 Percent

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) ALBANY — New York State’s unemployment rate continued to rise and was up slightly in Chautauqua County, but remained lower locally than in April.The latest available numbers for the county are for June. The county rate was 15.7 percent in April, 10.9 percent in May and ticked up slightly in the latest numbers, up to 11.2 percent.New York’s unemployment rate reached 15.9 percent in July even as the private sector added jobs last month, the state Department of Labor reported.The state saw an increase of 244,200 jobs, a 3.6% increase in July. But issues remains as the coronavirus pandemic-induced recession lingers across the economy. Unemployment outside of New York City saw an increase from June to July, growing from 12.2 percent to 13.1 percent.last_img read more

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United warned over Strootman

first_imgRoma coach Rudi Garcia has told Manchester United they will have to stump up 100 million euros (£79million) if they want to sign Kevin Strootman. New United boss Louis van Gaal said on Friday he will monitor Strootman’s recovery from a serious knee injury before deciding whether to bid for the Holland and Roma midfielder. Garcia recently vowed that Strootman would remain at Roma this season, but just to make his point perfectly clear, he said on Saturday night that a huge fee would be required for the Italian club to even consider letting the midfielder go. “What can I say about the rumours (about Strootman joining United)…” Garcia pondered with a smile after Roma’s 3-2 defeat to United on Saturday. “Maybe after a three-digit offer (i.e. 100 million euros), then we will sit down and think about it.” Strootman, who Van Gaal knows well from his time as Holland manager, missed Saturday’s game in Denver as he is continuing his recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament injury he sustained in March. The 24-year-old is making good progress in his rehabilitation, according to his manager. “Kevin is following a normal recovery programme. He is fine. He will start running soon,” Garcia added. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Venus Williams is out of the US Open

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Keys recorded a straight sets win over CoCo Vandeweghe. The 7 time Grand Slam winner lost her semi final to the unseeded Sloane Stephens in New York last night.The 24 year old won 10 of the last 11 points to claim victory in the deciding set.She will now face Madison Keys in her first Grand Slam Final.last_img

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Argonia-Attica completes perfect season; Caldwell to advance

first_imgSumner Newscow report —  Argonia-Attica and Caldwell will be representing Sumner County in the playoffs.The Titans completed a perfect season with a 54-8 victory over South Barber. With that, Caldwell qualified for the playoffs after beating Norwich 54-6. See stats of game here: Caldwell-Norwich stats.The schedule for Tuesday night will see Caldwell travel to Chetopa and Argonia-Attica hosting Southern Coffey County. See Class 8-man Div. II playoff bracket here.In other Sumner County news: South Haven would lose its last game of the season to Pretty Prairie 28-26.Oxford lost to Udall 46-0.Cheney would beat Belle Plaine 49-12. All three teams have ended their seasons.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Fair Haven Revels at Oktoberfest

first_imgPhotos by Patrick Olivero FAIR HAVEN – Every year Oktoberfest grows in size and popularity as residents and friends from neighboring towns come to enjoy food, games and an assortment of wine and craft beers. Organized by The Foundation of Fair Haven, the event is a great fundraiser for both the town’s annual Fair Haven Day as well as numerous small projects throughout town. This year fairgoers enjoyed the local brewery selection, eclectic food truck offerings, lively music and family-friendly games Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Fair Haven Fields.last_img read more

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FINN HARPS FACE COLERAINE IN PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY AT THE SHOWGROUNDS

first_imgOllie Horgan takes his Finn Harps side to The Showgrounds in Coleraine tomorrow afternoon as they continue their preparations for the new season.Harps defeated Cork City last week in Roscommon in an encouraging display by Horgan’s troops.Harps face Irish League side Coleraine tomorrow and that will be another good test for Harps ahead of their new season which kicks-off at Tolka Park on March 6th. Harps have secured the majority of last season’s squad which reached the FAI Cup semi-final and have strengthened to it by adding Raymond Foy, Matthew Crossan and Marc Brolly to their ranks.Harps will be hoping the signature of USL sharpshooter Garbhan Friel can help them in the scoring department.Harps Achilles heel last season was their inability to get goals and Horgan will be hoping Friel can get the goals Harps will need if there to be in with any chance of being in the promotion shake up.The match between Finn Harps and Coleraine will kick-off at 4pm tomorrow at The Showgrounds.  FINN HARPS FACE COLERAINE IN PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY AT THE SHOWGROUNDS was last modified: February 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Harps FCnewsPre-season campaignsoccerSportlast_img read more

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Chelsea and Arsenal keen on Blackburn man – report

first_imgThe Sun say Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in midfielder Steven Nzonzi, who has apparently failed to turn up for Blackburn’s pre-season training camp in Austria.It is claimed that Rovers could be willing to sell the 23-year-old for the right price.The Daily Telegraph report that the Blues appear to have beaten rivals Tottenham to the signing of Oscar from Internacional, while the Daily Mail say Chelsea have clinched a deal for the highly-rated Brazilian midfielder.The Mail suggest Oscar’s arrival will put Juan Mata’s first-team place under threat.Meanwhile, Liverpool are to bid £7.5m for Clint Dempsey and want to complete his signing from Fulham before leaving for a pre-season trip to the United States next week, according to the Daily Mirror.It is suggested that the deal could be done as early as Wednesday and that Fulham are open to the idea of a player exchange.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Wellingtonie GCXGEX – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – July 2, 2012

first_imgThe two mammoth treesQuestion: What’s green, 35 meters (114 feet) tall and lives just outside of Stuttgart, Germany? Answer: Two gigantic mammoth trees near the Geocache of the Week!Situated in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Hirsau is the home to Wellingtonie (GCXGEX), a difficulty 2 1/2, terrain 1 traditional cache.Perfectly suited for strollers and bicycles, the family-friendly path through the Redwood trees to the geocache is a short walk from the nearby parking area.A nice walk through the woodsThe hidden treasure is close to two “miracle”  trees, which were planted in 1865 by botanist William Lobb, who discovered the sequoias in the California Sierra Nevada during a visit to the US. Lobb and fellow colleagues were amazed by these incredibly tall and very old trees and decided to import and plant numerous seeds for experimental purposes. Two of those seeds were planted in Hirsau.The cache was placed by dgumg in August of 2009. Since then, nearly 1100 geocachers have logged this cache and awarded it 380 Favorite Points.As one geocache logger put it, “Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Was für ein Cache! Ich neige mein Haupt.” Simply translated, “Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. What a cache! I bow my head.”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.comIf you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] from below the treeShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedA Piece of California in Germany — Wellingtonie (GCXGEX) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 18, 2013In “Community”Line of Sight — In the Distance (GC4JZTK) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Don’t forget to bring proper headwear. – Head Case (GC2TD8M) – Geocache of the WeekMay 15, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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The Real Key to Speeding Up Sales

first_imgThere is a school of thought around sales that suggests you should do everything in your power to compress the sales cycle. The idea has merit in that it generates revenue sooner rather than later, something that benefits salespeople and their company. It also helps the client generate the better result they need sooner, and there is no benefit to pushing those results into the future.But the idea of compressing the time by shortening the sales process is problematic. It provides the idea that all one needs to do is shorten the time they spend in each stage to move deals forward in time. The conflict here is that it isn’t the sales process that one should be most concerned with compressing. Instead, the speed in the process comes from helping the buyer do all the things they need to do to be able to move forward.This is what is at the heart of The Lost Art of Closing, a book with a title that doesn’t accurately reflect the contents of the book. The way to move faster is to do a better job making sure your dream client makes all the commitments they need to make along that path.There are generally ten commitments that include, 1) the commitment for time, 2) the commitment to explore, 3) the commitment to change, 4) the commitment to collaborate, 5) the commitment to build consensus, 6) the commitment to invest, 7) the commitment to review, 8) the commitment to resolve concern, and then, 9) the commitment to decide. The tenth commitment comes after the deal is sealed when the client and you both need to execute.The way to speed things up isn’t to try to work through the stages of the sales process faster. Instead, you must help guide your dream client through all the things they need to do to be able to buy, most of which they may be wholly unaware. Speeding up your side causes the kind of problems that slow things down or cause you to lose. Helping the client, however, speeds things up. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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