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Yokosuka, Japan Welcomes USS Columbia

first_img View post tag: Japan View post tag: USS Columbia Back to overview,Home naval-today Yokosuka, Japan Welcomes USS Columbia View post tag: Yokosuka View post tag: americas Authorities View post tag: Navy November 7, 2014 Share this article View post tag: asia View post tag: welcomes The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Columbia arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, Nov. 5, for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.With a crew of 150, Columbia Sailors will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.Cmdr. John Friedman, Columbia’s commanding officer, said:The ship and crew performed very well during our deployment to the 7th Fleet AOR (area of responsibility).Our short visit here to Yokosuka will provide us the opportunity to make a few needed repairs as we prepare for our return to Pearl Harbor.Measuring more than 360 feet long and weighing more than 6,000 tons when submerged, Columbia is one of the stealthiest submarines in the world. It is capable of supporting a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, Naval Special Warfare involving special operations forces, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.[mappress mapid=”14353″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic Yokosuka, Japan Welcomes USS Columbia View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Paul Tillich Lecture speaker announced

first_imgChief Justice Margaret H. Marshall of the Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will deliver the fall 2010 Paul Tillich Lecture on Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Church. The title of the lecture is to be announced.Marshall is the first woman to serve as chief justice in the 318-year history of the court and the second woman appointed to serve as associate justice. Prior to her appointment to the court, from which she announced her retirement in October, Marshall was vice president and general counsel of Harvard, the first woman to hold that position.She received a master’s degree in education from Harvard and completed four years of doctoral study at Harvard before studying law at Yale Law School. After practicing law for 16 years in Boston, she became a partner in the Boston firm of Choate, Hall and Stewart. A native of South Africa, upon graduating from Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, she served for two years as president of the National Union of South African Students, the only such group to oppose apartheid, the official policy of racial segregation. Marshall has written that she was greatly influenced by Paul Tillich in South Africa.last_img read more

Entrevista AP: Tucci habla de duelo, cocina y “Supernova”

first_imgNUEVA YORK (AP) — En “Supernova”, Stanley Tucci interpreta a un hombre con principios de demencia que realiza posiblemente su último viaje con su compañero de vida, interpretado por Colin Firth. En una entrevista, Tucci cuenta por qué él y Firth intercambiaron papeles, su carrera como un “actor de carácter” y su costumbre de cocinar para sus compañeros de reparto.last_img

Wika slashes new contract target by third to $1.46 billion

first_imgState-owned construction firm PT Wijaya Karya (Wika) has set a target of achieving Rp 21.38 trillion (US$1.46 billion) worth of new contracts in 2020, a third of its initial target of Rp 65.5 trillion due to postponed projects during the pandemic.Wika president director Agung Budi Waskito said the majority of the new contracts, at Rp 13.08 trillion, would be from the company’s infrastructure and building segment. The rest will come from its industry, energy and industrial plant, and its property segment. “As of the second quarter we have achieved Rp 3.4 trillion. We will gain the rest in the third quarter, especially in the fourth quarter,” Wika president director Agung Budi Waskito said during a virtual public expose event hosted by the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) on Tuesday. During the first six months of the year, the company managed to book Rp 3.42 trillion in new contracts, or 15.98 percent of its target this year. During the same period last year, the company booked a total of Rp 15.23 trillion in new contracts. In other words, new contracts attained so far declined by almost 78 percent year-on-year (yoy).“Wika’s performance throughout this year is below our expectation and consensus due to minimal new contract attainment until the first half of 2020,” Mirae Asset Sekuritas Indonesia equity analyst Joshua Michael told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. Joshua projected that the Indonesian construction sector would recover in the second half of the year with the assumption that the country gradually recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to being supported by the projects coming from the government and state-owned firms in recent months.“For 2021, the budget increase for infrastructure is a positive catalyst for all issuers in the construction sector, including Wika,” Joshua added. He went on to say that Wika’s balance sheet condition, which was considerably good, would support the company to increase its revenue and profitability next year. Artha Sekuritas Indonesia analyst Dennies Christoper, on the other hand, said that Wika and other issuers in the construction sector would still have poor prospects this year driven by a slowdown in cash flow and the postponement of project tenders. “The performance will not be aggressive until the end of the year,” Dennies told the Post on Tuesday. The company is finishing up several major projects in 2020 including the Cengkareng-Kunciran toll road located in Jakarta and Tangerang, which is at 86 percent completion and the the Kuwil Kawangkoan dam in North Sulawesi, which is 73 percent finished.The company’s total order book, albeit declining by around 15 percent yoy, is still at Rp 100.05 trillion in 2020.Wika’s shares, traded on the IDX under the code WIKA, closed at Rp 1,320 apiece on Tuesday, up 0.38 percent against the previous trading day. Throughout the year, it has lost 33.67 percent of its value as of Tuesday.The company stock performed moderately worse than its sectoral index. The property, real estate and building construction index has fallen by 29.65 percent during the same period. Meanwhile, the Jakarta Composite Index, the main gauge of the IDX, dropped 15.25 percent year-to-date.Topics : The target for new contracts is 48 percent lower than the value of new contracts booked last year, as the company recorded a total of Rp 41.18 trillion in new contracts in 2019. The decision to lower the contract target was made after the company’s net profit decreased 72 percent during this year’s first half to Rp 250.42 billion.Meanwhile, Wika’s revenue dropped 37 percent to Rp 7.13 trillion. The biggest fall in sales was experienced in the company’s property segment, which saw a decrease of 53 percent yoy to Rp 264.11 billion.Agung explained that the company had struggled to book contracts in the first half of the year as many projects had been postponed as a result of the social restriction measures imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19.The pandemic has taken a toll on infrastructure projects globally. In Indonesia, supply chain disruption has slowed the construction of ongoing projects, while reallocation of the state budget to social programs has decreased disbursement of funds to new projects.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta praises ‘extraordinary’ Eddie Nketiah after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City

first_imgMikel Arteta says Eddie Nketiah’s display against Manchester City was ‘extraordinary’ (Getty Images)‘He has an immense personality to play, confidence, he’s powerful and is developing in every area I think. I have a lot of faith in him.‘The trick here is to get them with the right environment around them. Not to put too much pressure on them. ‘We have a really young squad, a very inexperienced squad, and when you put that in certain parts of the pitch very close together, you can see that there are some deficits and the decision-making is not always the right thing to do.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We are in a position that we have to accept that some things at the moment, in there, probably more than we would like, are going to be like that. ‘That’s the circumstances that we have but at the same time it’s great because it’s a great value for them to have these experiences and see themselves playing against that type of opposition.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Mikel Arteta praises ‘extraordinary’ Eddie Nketiah after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City Comment Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he has a lot of faith in Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal)Mikel Arteta believes Eddie Nketiah is on the right path to secure a regular role at Arsenal after his ‘extraordinary’ performance against Manchester City on Wednesday evening.The 21-year-old surprisingly spearheaded Arsenal’s attack for their trip to the Etihad Stadium but he was given few chances as the Gunners slumped to a 3-0 defeat to Pep Guardiola’s side.Nketiah has a lot of competition to battle in Arsenal’s attack with Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gabriel Martinelli all pushing to start in a central role.But Arteta insists he has ‘a lot of faith’ in the young striker to become a success at Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I want him to keep doing what he’s doing,’ said Arteta.‘The way he played last night against those players, in those difficult conditions, for me is extraordinary at his age. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jun 2020 11:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShareslast_img read more

People moves: Church Commissioners steps up engagement with hires

first_imgChurch Commissioners for England, Centraal Beheer, Newton, MSCI, Folksam, Lincoln Pensions, SGSS, Carlyle Group, Kames Capital, DWS, Epoch Investment PartnersChurch Commissioners for England –  The Church of England’s investment arm has expanded its engagement team with the appointment of two analysts. Olga Hancock is a qualified environmental lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience in environmental and human rights law and joins as senior engagement analyst. She was most recently the pro bono lead at international law firm Simmons & Simmons.Harry Ashman was most recently a sustainability manager at Capgemini Group and joins as an engagement analyst. Both analysts report to Edward Mason, head of responsible investment at the Church Commissioners, which manages £8.2bn (€8.8bn) in endowment and pension funds on behalf of the church. The asset owner also announced it had appointed Hermes EOS as their new external engagement provider.Mason said the appointments sent “a clear signal that the Church Commissioners are deeply committed to active ownership and our belief that strong long term returns on investment and better, fairer and more sustainable outcomes for society go hand in hand”. Centraal Beheer APF – Janwillem Bouma has been nominated as chief executive of the €3bn consolidation vehicle of Centraal Beheer, a subsidiary of Dutch pensions insurer Achmea. He is to succeed Huub Hannen as of 1 November.Between 1987 and 2018, Bouma held several management positions at energy giant Shell, and was director of the company’s two Dutch pension funds since 2010. Last year, he started as a partner at Dutch consultancy Montae. Bouma is also chairman of the European industry organisation PensionsEurope.Centraal Beheer APF has more than 50,000 participants and an annual contribution volume of €170m.Newton Investment Management – The BNY Mellon subsidiary has hired Andrew Parry, Hermes Investment Management’s former head of sustainable investing, as its own head of sustainable investment. He will join Newton on 14 October and report to Curt Custard, its chief investment officer.Parry left Hermes earlier this year “to pursue a new opportunity”. Most recently at Hermes he was developing the firm’s impact investing capabilities and aligning its funds with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.Newton’s Custard said: “Andrew’s experience in responsible and sustainable investment will be hugely valuable as we continue to develop our offering in response to our clients’ needs.”MSCI – Fredrik Magni has joined the index, data and research firm as head of Nordic coverage, having previously been head of equities for the region at Morgan Stanley.Before joining Morgan Stanley, Magni was head of asset management at Swedish pension buffer fund AP6, the private equity specialist fund that forms part of the country’s first-pillar system. He has also worked as a fixed income trader at Volvo Group Finance. Folksam – Charlotta Carlberg has been appointed chief executive of Folksam Försäkringsaktiebolag, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the life and pensions arm of Swedish insurance group Folksam.At the subsidiary, which provides unit-linked insurance, Carlberg will replace the current chief executive Thomas Theiler, who is leaving the role to become head of the anti-money laundering department within the fund’s life arm, Folksam Liv. Carlberg currently works for Folksam Liv as chief compliance officer, and previously worked for auditing firm KPMG within compliance with Solvency II. Both Carlberg and Theiler will take up their new roles on 1 October.Lincoln Pensions –The specialist covenant advisory firm has appointed Vanessa Emens as chief operating officer. She was previously at a start-up life insurer, and has also worked at Acenden Mortgage Services, part of Northview Group, where she was head of operations and responsible for delivering customer service capability for a number of clients.Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) – The custodian has appointed Matthew Davey to the newly created role of head of coverage, marketing and solutions for the UK. For now he will also continue to carry out his responsibilities as head of business solutions at SGSS, a position he has held since December 2016. Carlyle Group – The US private equity and alternative asset management firm has hired Phil Davis as head of sustainability for its activities in private equity, real assets and global credit for the EMEA region. Davis was previously an assistant director within PwC ’s sustainability and climate change team. He joined the consultancy in 2008.Kames Capital – The UK arm of Aegon Asset Management has confirmed the departure of CEO Martin Davis, which it said was by mutual agreement. Stephen Jones has been appointed interim chief executive and will take on those responsibilities in addition to his role as chief investment officer for Aegon Asset Management (AAM) Europe and Kames Capital. Bas NieuweWeme, AAM’s global CEO, would take over Davis’ responsibilities as head of AAM Europe, also on an interim basis.DWS – The €719bn asset manager has hired Peter McGloughlin as head of UK and Ireland insurance. He joins from private credit specialist Eatonville Capital Partners where he was managing director.McGloughlin is also a former executive director of BNP Paribas’ UK insurance and pensions solutions business, where he worked with institutional clients on allocations to alternative fixed income, yield enhancement, derivative hedging and capital optimisation. He has also worked at Lloyds Banking Group and analysis firm Reech Capital.DWS said it was seeking to expand its insurance sector coverage, having also recently recruited Clara Fiedrich as a specialist to cover the German insurance sector. It ran almost €200bn of assets on behalf of insurers as of 30 June 2019.Epoch Investment Partners – The £29bn (€33bn) equity investment specialist announced late last week that William Priest was to step down from his role as CEO from 1 April 2020, to become the company’s executive chairman alongside his existing roles as co-chief investment officer and portfolio manager.Philipp Hensler, currently Epoch’s president and chief operating officer, will take over as the firm’s CEO. He joined the firm last year from Vontobel, where he was president and CEO. He has also held senior positions at Oppenheimer Funds at DWS.Priest, a co-founder of Epoch in 2004, said: “Best practice suggests a separation between the ‘business of investing’ and the ‘business of the investment business’. This evolution of duties will allow me to focus solely on the former function. I will continue to lead the investment team and focus on our clients’ portfolios.”last_img read more

Fantastic family haven with space and style

first_imgTAKE A LOOK: Inside 19 Orion Avenue.AFTER renting for a few years in a home that was on one of the smaller residential blocks in Kedron, Amanda Brooks wanted space for her family.The expansive home at 19 Orion Ave in Eatons Hill seemed to have all the room they wanted.Plenty of space.The four-bedroom home sits on a 1031sq m block in a quiet cul-de-sac near a park and the South Pine River.“We wanted a bit more roomfor the growing family, and we’ve got a couple of dogs as well,”Ms Brooks said.Modern living.The large yard gave her enough room to start experimenting with growing their own food.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe garden now includes a lemon tree, chilli bush, banana tree and even an avocado tree, which is due to fruit within the next year or so.“I got it when it was in a pot and they take about five or six years to fruit,” she said.Inside, the home is centred on a large open plan living area with a dining room, living room and kitchen with high, cathedral ceilings.“It is very communal,” Ms Brooks said.Hidden in plain sight.The home embraces natural colours with exposed timber in the high ceilings, timber flooring in the kitchen and sunlights in the ceiling to bring in natural light.In the backyard, there is an inground swimming pool that is given extra privacy as it backs on to the bottom of a rock face.“It gives it a bit of texture and colour,” Ms Brooks said.3D floor plan.In the family’s time at the home, Ms Brooks said they had updated a lot of the rooms of the home, with new granite benchtops and a new dishwasher in the kitchen, new tiles in the bathroom and ensuite and new curtains and blinds.With the family selling up to move to NSW, she hoped a young family would move in to the home.The home is on the market now through Re/Max Albany Creek.last_img read more

Bristow set to emerge from Chapter 11

first_imgOffshore helicopter operator Bristow Group expects to emerge from Chapter 11 by the end of the month following a confirmation of its reorganization plan by a U.S. court.A Bristow helicopter; Author: Ronnie Robertson – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseBristow voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas in May 2019.On October 4, 2019, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas confirmed Bristow’s amended plan of reorganization and indicated that it will enter a written order to this effect.According to the company’s statement on Monday, it expects to consummate its financial restructuring process and successfully emerge from Chapter 11 by October 31, 2019.Upon emergence as a privately held company, Bristow’s largest owners are expected to be affiliates of Solus Alternative Asset Management LP, South Dakota Investment Council, Empyrean Capital Partners, LP, Bain Capital Credit and Oak Hill Advisors, who are expected to own in excess of 50% of Bristow’s equity collectively, with the remaining equity held by other secured creditors and unsecured noteholders.Under the terms of the approved plan, at emergence the company will receive $535 million of new capital from a majority of Bristow’s secured and unsecured noteholders: $385 million through an equity rights offering, and Bristow’s $150 million debtor-in-possession loan, which was funded in August 2019 and will convert into new equity of the reorganized company at emergence.L. Don Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow, said, “Achieving plan confirmation is an important milestone that comes less than five months after we initially filed Chapter 11. As a reorganized company, we will emerge a stronger, well capitalized global organization with an industry-leading balance sheet and strong liquidity.”The consummation of the plan will be subject to the satisfaction or waiver of several conditions, including completion of the equity rights offering.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Eesti Gaas’ LNG sales jump in 2019

first_imgEstonian utility Eesti Gaas saw its sales of liquefied natural gas rise in 2019 its position among the largest sellers of LNG in the Baltic and Finnish region.“While we only used to supply Tallink’s Megastar with LNG in 2018, last year we acquired a number of new clients in Finland, Latvia and Russia. Our largest projects involved providing assistance in the commissioning of the new Novatek’s LNG plant in Vysotsk and the start of bunkering in the ports of Hanko and Helsinki,” said Kalev Reiljan, member of the management board.He noted that as much as a fifth of the passenger transportation through the port of Tallinn these days is arranged with the use of LNG fuel.Eesti Gaas by now has performed more than 2400 bunkering operations for Tallink’s Megastar and UECC cargo vessels in the ports of Tallinn, Helsinki and Hanko.Currently, the Dutch shipbuilding company Damen is building an LNG bunkering vessel for Eesti Gaas, which will be rendering services in the northern and eastern part of the Baltic Sea. The ship will start bunkering vessels operating in the Gulf of Finland.In 2019, Eesti Gaas supplied a total of 263 GWh of LNG from its various procurement sources while the amount supplied a year before had been 243 GWh. The company has procured nine special semi-trailers for the purpose of LNG transportation and bunkering.last_img read more

Power of the Past starts today

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The 30th annual Greensburg Power of the past starts today and runs thru Sunday and the Decatur County Fairgrounds.  This year’s featured tractors are Ford, Orphans, and Oddballs.The Flea Market starts at 8 am and runs through 8 pm each day except Sunday when it all comes to a close at 3 pm.  You can also enjoy local arts and craft, toy show, fun events each day, and of course, the farm machinery.  Admission is $5 per person and children 12 and under are free.  Golf carts are admitted for $10 with proof of insurance.last_img read more