Get out your glittery gold top hats and book it to the Delacorte Theatre, because A Chorus Line is officially turning 40! Can you believe it’s been four whole decades since the hit musical by Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban, James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante was initially conceived? The Public Theater is hosting a starry celebration for the late Hamlisch and the hit musical on June 23, starring Sutton Foster, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jonathan Groff, John Lithgow, Billy Porter, Lindsay Mendez and many more. As the dazzling show approaches its big anniversary, we’ve been thinking a lot about our favorite auditionees—specifically, who we’d most like to hang out with at a cattle call audition. From Al DeLuca to Val Clark, it’s tough to pick just one, but too bad, we’re forcing you. Which onstage Broadway hopeful is your favorite? Cast your vote below! View Comments
Bundled in the warmth of your sleeping bag as you drift into a slumber, you are startled by the coyote’s croon or the high whinny of the screech owl – animals out foraging for food and stalking their prey. Our Blue Ridge backyard is an ecosystem for a wide variety of nocturnal mammals, birds, and insects. The night life is a dynamic world in constant flux: migrating coyote populations are replacing the red wolf; bats are dying from a mysterious disease; and more mountain lion sightings suggest that large cats may still roam the mountains.“Most mammals originated as nocturnal creatures, mainly to stay out of way of dinosaurs and reptiles,” says Doug Shedd, professor of biology at Randolph College. “Mammal species diversity exploded after the extinction of dinosaurs. But as a group, mammals still have a large number of nocturnal species. They rely on hearing and sense of smell rather than vision.”Mammals such as skunks, foxes, coyotes and opossums, through evolution, have adapted a nocturnal nature, which is reflected in their senses, behaviors, and hunting strategies.One of the most complex qualities nocturnal animals has is night vision. “Most mammals don’t see colors well. Most mammals don’t have good color vision or any at all. And that’s really the result of them using them for nocturnal situations,” Shedd says.Nocturnal animals rely on rod cells, which are useful for seeing after dark, whereas cone cells—color vision—needs light and is only useful during the day. This is why humans lose much of their color vision after dark, because they rely on rod vision. Owls rely on rod vision to see well at night, allowing them to not need much light to hunt for their prey. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Stuart R. Levine Founded in 1996, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC is an international strategic planning and leadership development company with focus on adding member value by strengthening corporate culture.SL&A … Web: www.Stuartlevine.com Details Your credit union’s purpose matters. Organizational purpose is not just an abstract concept. It is the reason an organization exists. Your purpose is the call to action for your credit union to serve and benefit your members and the community. Putting purpose at the core of strategy creates more unified organizations, more motivated employees, and a broader positive impact on society. It helps everybody in the credit union to understand the “why” you do what you do. A clear articulation of purpose at the core of strategy lets your people see the “what” of value creation for members, and the “how” they are responsible for member service. It is an impetus for action and inspires employees to accelerate their connection to both the organization and members.A clear statement of purpose is the one or two sentences that define why an organization exists. In theory, your mission is your purpose, and you can think of mission and purpose as synonymous. But there is power in thinking of purpose as even more: more personal to employees, more impactful, more enduring, more ambitious. Although powerful, only a minority of organizations effectively deploy purpose as a driver of strategy. Even though most Boards and leaders understand the importance of purpose to strategy, almost invariably obstacles in employing purpose involve lack of clarity at the top, insufficient clear communication around purpose from the top, or both. Clear consensus among the Board and C-suite officers on the statement of purpose is the starting point. Once the Board and senior management are aligned around the simple, clear, distinct, and unique statement of the organization’s purpose, it can guide decision-making, be shared throughout the credit union, understood by all, and used to align the employees with the execution of strategy. They get a sense of the bigger picture when their true north star is purpose.COVID-19 has been disruptive to so many credit unions, and many are finding that they have to pivot to even survive. This makes it an especially fitting time to take a hard look at purpose and consider the process to assess, refine, and re-articulate the reason your organization exists. The process may be backward-looking, forward looking, or a hybrid. Looking backward can clarify and define the credit union’s existing reason for being. An “aha moment” can arise when the Board and C- Suite assess purpose with fresh eyes and realize that the statement of purpose describes what has been in the organizational and cultural DNA all along. The purpose makes sense of the credit union’s past; makes clear where it came from; how it got to where it is; and what makes it unique to members. Alternatively, a forward-looking, externally focused approach takes into account the overall ecosystem available to the credit union and the potential for operating in that system. The statement of purpose emerges as leaders ask about the trends affecting the business, new needs for members, different opportunities, and novel challenges that lie ahead. Purpose clarifies how the credit union will address this future. In addition, a hybrid approach may start with the Board and leadership assessing the existing statement of purpose and then adjusting it based on the emerging realities. Regardless of how the Board and leadership arrive at a current articulation of purpose, they must consistently and frequently articulate it, so everyone knows the “why” of what the credit union wants to do and the “where” the organization is going. There is a growing sense that by manifesting purpose, firms can contribute in definitive relevant ways to societal well-being. Credit unions have been ahead of other companies in understanding the importance of purpose for creating multi-faceted expressions of societal value. When a credit union lives its purpose, its members, suppliers, the community, and other stakeholders trust it even more and want to interact with it. The members are more loyal and employees more engaged.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Gwen Stefani & EveThere’s “No Doubt” Gwen Stefani (see what we did there?) will put on an incredible performance with Eve, despite enduring the emotional aftermath of her recent divorce that got so much attention in the tabloids. Gavin Rossdale’s loss, seriously. In her “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” tour, Stefani plays new and old hits, so anticipate hearing “Make Me Like You,” as well as “The Sweet Escape.” Rapper and hip-hop artist, Eve, who hails from Philly, opens the show. Want to see what the platinum superstar songstress looks like on stage? Here’s your chance. And, by the way, Eve just might steal the show herself–or maybe these two ladies will make an amazing duo! Nikon at Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $29.95-$179. 7 p.m. July 21.Robert Craig BaumThis local author will be speaking about and signing copies of his new book thoughtRAVE: An Interdimensional Conversation with Lady Gaga. Get ya paws up, people! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. July 21.TiberiusPerforming for nearly 23 years, this incredible tribute band has a wide repertoire of the best rock bands of all time, from the Rolling Stones to the Beatles to their favorite, the Grateful Dead. Fans of these great bands as well as anyone who just enjoys rock music performed live are in for a treat. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury.thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. July 21.Gin BlossomsFormed in 1987 in Tempe, Arizona, the Gin Blossoms first came into the public consciousness with their hit “Hey Jealousy.” After earning a Grammy Award nomination for Best Performance by a Duo or Group, their album, Congratulations I’m Sorry, sky-rocketed into Billboard’s Top 10. Will they play their fans’ favorite “Until I Fall Away”? Only one way to find out. Opening the show is The Adam Ezra Group. [Read Press music critic Zack “The B-Man” Tirana’s take on The Adam Ezra Group’s stellar opening for Doors legend Robbie Krieger HERE] The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$60. 8 p.m. July 21.Saxophonist Bobby Katz. (Photo credit: Bobby Katz/Facebook)Bobby Katz QuintetThis quintet was the brainchild of Port Washington native Bobby Katz, who has been playing the saxophone for a decade. It consists of four other talented artists: Michael Rodriguez on trumpet, pianist Manuel Schmiedel, bassist Adrian Moring, and Tim Rachbach on the skins. While Katz has played with each of these individuals in different settings, the show at the Sands Point Preserve Conservatory marks the first time that the quintet will play together. The quintet’s first performance will likely be nothing short of superb, and they will be premiering Katz’s “Still Searching Suite” composition. We can’t think of anything better than listening to live jazz while sipping great wine. Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org $20. 8 p.m. July 21.Mamma Mia!“Mamma Mia!” Here we go again. My, my, you cannot resist the music, the story and characters of this hit Broadway show. Now, Long Island fans can relive the enjoyable experience at the John W. Engeman Theater. If you haven’t seen this timeless tale, it’s a story of love and friendship as a daughter secretly invites three men from her mother’s past to her wedding in hopes of finally meeting her father and having him walk her down the aisle. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll have ABBA songs stuck in your head for a week. But trust us, it’ll be worth it. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com$71-$76. 8 p.m. July 21-Sept. 11.Moose BloodThis event is comprised of various segments. To get in, people must first pre-order the band’s new album Blush, then witness a live performance by the band, and afterwards get a free poster signed by the members themselves. A live concert and a free autographed poster? Sounds like a good way to spend a Friday. Count us in! Looney Tunes, 31 Brookvale Ave., West Babylon. ltcds.com $13.99-$20.99. 1 p.m. July 22.Josh Groban teams up with Sarah McLachlan. (Photo credit: Josh Groban/Facebook)Josh Groban and Sarah McLachlanJosh Groban has released four solo albums that went platinum and has earned a number of Grammy Award nominations, with the most recent coming this year for his hit album Stages. Sultry siren Sarah McLachlan joins Groban on their “Stages Shine On” tour, where she’s sure to please with her emotional artistic ballads and her clouds-high vocal range. Nikon at Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $32.50-$170. 7:30 p.m. July 22.Video Games LiveDo you ever fantasize of actually jumping inside your favorite video game? With Video Games Live, now you can. Since 2002, this spectacular interactive show has been combining video game music and a symphony orchestra to create the ultimate, multi-sensory experience. As audience members listen to the soundtracks of Zelda, Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario Brothers and more, they see the video game acted out in front of them. Creator Tommy Tallarico pays homage to history’s most-cherished video games while bringing hard-core players together. Get ready to be taken to a whole different level! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. July 22.Summerland Tour 2016This smorgasbord of ’90s pop heroes light up the stage once again on their annual, must-see, must-smile, must-dance tour. Groove to all the hits that made these bands so insanely popular and so insanely amazin! Among them: Sugar Ray, Everclear, Sponge and Lit. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. July 22.Jay & The AmericansKnown for their hits “Tonight” from the Broadway Musical “West Side Story,” “Only in America” and “This Magic Moment,” these Top 40 legends are bound to astound on this one-night-only performance! Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49-$60. 8 p.m. July 22.Annie LedermanAccomplished stand-up comedian-turned-TV personality Annie Lederman will be bringing her act to Long Island this week. It’s sure to be a long night of laughs delivered by the talented Pennsylvania native. Lederman is best known for recent appearances on MTV’s hit show Girl Code and Comedy Central’s Chelsey Lately, and ever since then she’s become an Internet star on Twitter and Instagram. Her act usually combines 21st century pop culture humor with poignant references to real-world social dilemmas to deliver a performance that is both relevant and laugh-out-loud hilarious. You won’t want to miss this rising star when she stops in Bellmore! The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $22. 8 p.m. July 22.David Bromberg QuintetThe Godfather of Americana mixes blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes, pop and English drinking songs until they’re happily coexisting as they can only do on a Bromberg album. Newcomers will be introduced to an astonishing performer whose range and musical depth have delighted audiences for more than 40 years. Did we say Bob Dylan is one of his biggest fans? Not-to-be-missed! The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St. Amagansset. stephentalkhouse.com $80. 8 p.m. July 22.Coltrane DayFrom jazz to funk, blues to soul and hip-hop to reggae, the John Coltrane Jazz Festival will satisfy all ears as music lovers come together to honor the jazz legend’s iconic album, A Love Supreme. Fifty years ago, Coltrane had a spark of inspiration while living in his Dix Hills home on Long Island, and with this breakthrough, he created one of the greatest albums of all time. Now, fans want to honor the saxophonist’s artistry by gathering the community together to enjoy his music, and that of other jazz musicians. Celebrities like famous drummer, Roy Haynes, Grammy-Award winning trumpeter and composer, Randy Brecker and New Orleans saxophonist, Charles Neville are just among the few who are expected to make an appearance. The festival’s proceeds will be used towards restoring the home of the critically-acclaimed artist. Listening to a wide range of talent and having the opportunity to take music workshops make this festival a once in a lifetime experience. Heckscher Park, 100 Main St., Huntington. thecoltranehome.org 12-10:30 p.m. July 23.Laid Back FestivalThe second year of this annual country outing features legend Gregg Allman, the former leader of Southern-rock stalwarts, the Allman Brothers. The other members at this year’s Laid Back Festival just so happen to be the Allman Brother’s group of close friends, including Jason Isbell, America, The Marshall Tucker Band and many more. If you love the Allman Brothers as much as you should, you’ll be jazzed that Warren Haynes will also be joining this insane lineup. Wow! Nikon at Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $20-$125. 4 p.m. July 23.Stephanie MillsThis native New Yorker and Grammy Award-winner’s infectious R&B tunes have been on repeat for more than three decades. Mills burst onto the scene on Broadway, where she starred in “The Wiz” in the late ’70s. Her voice, tailored for soul music, earned her a chance in the music industry. Perhaps her best-known song, “Home,” pushed all the way to the No. 6 slot of Billboard’s top-100. Mills’ 1980 song “Never Knew Love Like This Before” captured the Grammy Award for best R&B vocal performance. You won’t want to miss this timeless legend! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $40-$149.50. 8 p.m. July 23.Purple Xperience I Prince TributeThe recent death of Prince shocked and saddened the nation, but his music continues to live on and shall never die. The Purple Xperience, a five-piece tribute band from Minnesota, emulates Prince’s talent, fashion and charisma to keep his memory alive. Three-time Grammy Award-winner Matt Fink was an original member of the band, Prince and the Revolution, from 1978 to 1991. Now, he produces the most authentic re-creation of Prince’s legendary performances. Marshall Charloff is Prince personified; his voice, stage presence and multi-instrumental capability are uncanny. He is considered to be one of the best Prince imitators in the nation. In other words, a Purple Majesty. With Don’t Believe in Ghosts. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$40. 8 p.m. July 23.Certain MovesSouthampton-based Certain Moves is a jazz band at heart, known for mixing in some killer R&B, too. These smooth musicians consist of saxophonist Charles Certain, keyboard player Billy Gaines, guitar player Abdul Zuhri, drummer Randy London, and bass player Wayne Hart. Known as an interactive group, they are very open to taking suggestions from the crowd and deliver absolutely mind-blowing live performances. Not-to-be-missed! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. July 23.Sutton FosterSutton, cute as a button, has clearly fostered her own talent from the moment she stepped onstage. The versatile Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer performed in 11 Broadway shows, starred in several television spots, such as Bunheads, Psych and Law and Order SVU. She has brought her artistry to crowds all over the world. Not too shabby. Currently starring in TVLand’s new series Younger, created by Darren Star, Sutton will knock your socks off like nothin’ you’ve ever seen before. Don’t miss her for an incredible night! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $70-$120. 8 p.m. July 23.Louis Prima Jr. & The WitnessesNot content with simply resting on his father’s legacy, Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses continue to wail, Prima-style, attempting to both stay true to Prima Sr.’s boisterous jazz, as well as put their own unique soul into their music. Since their first performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the band has released two critically acclaimed albums, Return of the Wildest and BLOW, which are both full of original and eclectic wall-shaking jazz. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 7 p.m. July 24.Valy HedjasiAfghan pop singer Valy Hedjasi was classically trained in Indian, Arabic and Persian music. His career evolved when he connected with Iranian-American label Avang Music, releasing his debut hit single “Bia Tu” and eventually producing his first album, After Love, gaining him immense fame in Afghanistan and Iran, especially. His first tour was in 2007, spanning Canada and the U.S., followed by the release of his second album, Crazy in Love, in 2011, and another international tour. He continues to find fame with his latest song “Setarah,” which is a mix of Persian and Pashto. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $45-$150. 7 p.m. July 24.Darius RuckerAs the former leader of Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker has found much success as a country singer. His first three solo albums—Learn To Live, Charleston, SC 1966 and True Believers—all topped the Billboard Country album charts before he dropped his latest, Southern Style, last year. Opening the show is the fun trio, Dan + Shay & Michael Ray, adding a country-blues touch to the “Good For a Good Time” tour. Nikon at Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $32-$51.75. 7 p.m. July 24. Dick MorrisThis bestselling author, who once made “triangulating” the operative word heard round the White House during the first Clinton administration, will be speaking and signing copies of his new book Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary. Oh boy. If anyone should know how to hasten the end times, it might as well be Dick. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. July 25.Lukas Graham & Bebe RexhaLukas Graham’s songwriting talent manifested in his 2012 self-titled album, which went quadruple platinum in Denmark, had 40 million collective streams over the Internet, and yielded chart-topping hits: “Better Than Yourself” (which reached No. 1), “Ordinary Things” (No. 2), and “Drunk In the Morning.” Meanwhile, Albanian singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has gained 800 million Spotify streams and 10 million overall single sales, in part due to her smash hit “No Broken Hearts” featuring Nicki Minaj, co-authorship of No. 1 hit song “The Monster” by Eminem featuring Rihanna, and featuring in “Hey Mama” by David Guetta and G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself, and I.” These two power figures in the music industry come together to create a unique and powerful sound, presented by 106.1 BLI by popular demand. Viva la Tirana! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50- $49.50. 8 p.m. July 25.Beauty and the BeastThe whole family is sure to have an amazing time enjoying this live performance of a “Tale as Old as Time.” Regarded as one of Disney’s ultimate greats, the beloved film includes some of the most lovable children’s movie and theater characters of all time, such as Belle, Mrs. Potts, Chip, and the Beast. Don’t miss this great live performance of a classic fairytale! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $19.50. 11 a.m. July 26.Justina ValentineEclectic, raspy, and redheaded, Justina Valentine’s hip hop-and-soul-infused sound has gained her a variety of musical accolades, with such chart-topping collections as “Valentine,” “Red Velvet” and “Scarlet Letter.” Teaming up with big names such as Fetty Wap and Nick Cannon, her recent hit singles include “Candy Land,” “All the Way” and “Muse.” Her music has also been used in NBC Steven Spielberg hit Smash, VH1’s Mobwives, MTV’s True Life, Oxygen Network’s Running Russell Simmons, among other networks, and she has teamed up with rapper Mike Stud for two tours. Opening the show are CuzOH, Sarkazm, Truth, Scotty Mac, Long Island Sound and Eight Immortals. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12, $14 DOS. 7 p.m. July 27.–Compiled by Luis Centeno, John Dundon, Ellie Schoeffel, Zack Tirana and Timothy Bolger
Medora Hotels from Podgora announced today that it has prematurely settled the Company’s obligations from the pre-bankruptcy settlement to the Ministry of Finance and all other creditors in full.Premature payment itself achieved the preconditions for concluding the pre-bankruptcy settlement. As pointed out by the Medora Hotel, the early repayment of liabilities was made partly from own funds and partly from a special-purpose loan of Zagrebačka banka dd in the amount of EUR 4,53 million, with a currency clause in kuna equivalent at the middle exchange rate of the CNB. The loan repayment period is 10 years, and no later than October 31.10.2027, 4,20. year, with a variable regular interest rate of XNUMX% per annum.According to the Business diary, Agram invest entered Medora Hotels at the end of 2015 with an initial HRK 9 million, thus acquiring 900.000 shares of the company that the company Novodom Luka Kaića had bought in the pre-bankruptcy settlement. With the end of the pre-bankruptcy, he recapitalized Hotel Podgora with HRK 22,5 million, and Kaić undertook to make investments of at least HRK 112 million. He soon found new investment partners for that, and finally new customers. After last year’s renovation of the Medora Auri Family Beach Resort hotel, in which they invested more than 15 million euros, in 2018 Medora plans to continue investing in the two remaining hotels and camps.This year is a consolidation year for the company, with the most investment in staff training, and one of the goals is to extend the season to a minimum of seven months. Medora employs about 60 permanent workers and about 200 seasonal workers.
Flag Order, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Butler County to fly at half-staff to honor Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer.Sgt. Gloyer, a Green Beret from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group Airborne, died on November 2, 2016, while bravely serving his country in Afghanistan. Sgt. Gloyer’s numerous awards include a Bronze Star with Valor, a second Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, two Meritorious Service Medals and two Army Commendation Medals, according to the Army.Flags shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until sunset on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Sergeant First Class Ryan A. Gloyer November 18, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The 2,000m³ hopper dredger Beloe More has joined its sister vessel Severnaya Dvina in the Port of Sabetta, northern Russia, where she will perform maintenance duties and execute capital dredging in the newly created harbor.According to Damen, this customized dredger was recently delivered from stock to FSUE Rosmorport.The Beloe More – meaning ‘White Sea’ in Russian – is not the first vessel Damen has delivered to Rosmorport.“Rosmorport is the Russian enterprise responsible for the accessibility of all major Russian sea ports. Their fleet already comprises a number of Damen vessels including one identical 2,000m³ hopper dredger, three slightly smaller 1,000m³ hopper dredgers, one cutter suction dredger CSD 650 as well as a number of utility vessels such as tugs, Multi Cats and a Shoalbuster,” explained Vadim Akimov, Damen Sales Director.The vessel was delivered from stock, being available at the building yard Damen Yichang Shipyard, China. After the last customization details, the dredger sailed to its first job rounding Sakhalin, then through the Bering Strait using the Northern Sea Route. This route requires escort by an ice breaker, being well above the polar circle.The 84 meter long hopper dredger is equipped with a 600 millimeter trailing pipe for dredging at max -25 meters. The dredger is fitted out for maintenance jobs as well as capital dredging jobs. Its discharging equipment includes not only a row of bottom doors, but also a bow coupling unit and a rainbow nozzle.The max thirteen person crew can monitor their job precisely using the Damen Dredge Monitoring system. The speed of the dredger in loaded condition is 11.4 knots. For working under extreme circumstances, the Beloe More is being built under Ice Class and has acquired the classification of RMRS.The adaptations also included structural elements such as the reinforced hull, as well as insulation and heating of the accommodation, hopper corridors and voids and winterisation of all deck equipment to avoid freezing.The first job to be tackled was on Russia’s Yamal Peninsula, where the port of Sabetta is located in the estuary of the Ob river. Due to the location in Northern Siberia the harbor is only accessible for three to four months every year – hence the hurry for the new dredger to arrive.At present the Beloe More is deepening the access channel together with its sister vessel Severnaya Dvina – a collaboration crowning the excellent cooperation between Damen and Rosmorport.
Norwegian oilfield services provider Aker Solutions recorded an increase in its quarterly profit and revenues driven by high activity levels. Looking ahead, Aker Solutions expects an increase in energy demand. Source: Aker SolutionsAker Solutions recorded an increase in its first quarter 2019 net income which totaled NOK 149 million ($17.2M) compared to NOK 105 million ($12.1M) in the prior-year period.Revenue rose 32% to NOK 7.3 billion ($844M) in the first quarter 2019 from NOK 5.5 billion ($635.9M) a year earlier, supported by progress and deliveries on key projects in several markets.Aker Solutions has two reporting segments: Projects and Services.Revenue in Projects rose 40 percent to NOK 6 billion in the quarter from NOK 4.2 billion a year earlier, mainly driven by the field design sub segment.Revenue in Services was NOK 1.3 billion, up 12 percent from NOK 1.2 billion in the same quarter last year, with the increase driven by international growth in the company’s production asset services sub-segment.Orders totaled NOK 5.5 billion in the quarter, bringing the backlog to NOK 33.3 billion. Key awards included the subsea gas compression FEED contract from Chevron for the Jansz-Io field offshore Australia.“This is the international breakthrough for our subsea compression technology, which already has provided great results at Åsgard for Equinor since 2015,” said Aker Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer Luis Araujo.According to the company, tendering activity remains high in main markets – and Aker Solutions is currently bidding for contracts totaling about NOK 55 billion. The majority of this is in the subsea area – and key projects are anticipated to be awarded this year.In the longer term, Aker Solutions expects an increase in global energy demand and that investment efforts in sustainable energy solutions will be rewarded.Aker Solutions sees overall revenue in 2019 up close to 10 percent from 2018 on the back of a strong order intake last year and continued high tendering activity.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.
The Sunman Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents of Southeast Indiana to enjoy two days of shopping and fun.Sunman Daze celebrates local businesses and neighbors with sidewalk sales, specials, family yard sales, farmers market and Walking Warrior’s Grilling with Bill at FCN Bank.The annual event is held Friday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New Delhi: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, South African cricketers could avoid the customary handshakes during their stay in India, head coach Mark Boucher said. South Africa will play three ODIs against India. The first match is in Dharamshala on March 12.“With regards to handshakes and type of stuff that’s a concern, so it will probably be fine if we do the same if it comes to that. I think it’s a way to stop anything from happening to our guys,” Boucher told the media during his pre-departure press conference.“I think it’s out of respect for players around you and not to pass on something that you might have,” the former Proteas wicketkeeper said.Boucher said they have medical staff in place who are keeping a close eye on the developments and have briefed all players and support staff.“We have a security staff and if we have medical concerns, we give it to them and they come up with recommendations. If they think it is too dangerous, they will pull us out….“We had a nice brief last night from medical staff about the virus going around.. that is a major concern. We are not medical people and we don’t know medicine like they do. “So we have taken their recommendations and I am sure they have put stuff in places that’s going to help us.” IANSAlso Read: Coronavirus: German football reluctant to play behind closed doorsAlso Watch: Doul Govinda Temple agog as Holi begins