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GMS announces first deployment of Cantilever technology

first_img GMS announces first deployment of Cantilever technology. (Credit: GMS) GMS announces the successful completion of its first Well Intervention workscope, utilising the company’s unique Cantilever Workover System, installed on the self-propelled vessel GMS Evolution. Under contract for a NOC client in the MENA region, this was the first occasion that the cantilever system, a technology designed and developed by GMS, has been used on a live well.  Key operational advantages of the cantilever technology include:– Safer operations, eliminating lifting over live wellheads,– Reduction in well-intervention time;– Radical improvement in transfer time, platform to platform, over conventional rigs, and;– Consequent cost savings for the field operatorThe workscope involved a heavy coiled tubing well intervention, required multiple changes of bottom hole assembly, and was carried out in a third of the time that this operation would traditionally take.Further efficiencies were achieved, with movements between platforms reduced to a tenth of the time taken by a conventional drilling rig, which is customarily used for intervention activities. The GMS Evolution has now moved to the next platform in the field, to complete a similar scope.Tim Summers GMS Executive Chairman, said:“GMS is the only company in the world with this SESV technology.  We are able to provide our clients with safe, innovative cost-saving technology solutions to enhance their oil and gas production, which is ever more valuable in these challenging times.The cantilever system on board Evolution is capable of carrying out aspects of well workover activity normally conducted by a drilling rig; however, its real strength comes when frequent moves within the field are required. Being self-propelled, and unlike a drilling rig, the vessel does not rely on tug support so can move between locations at a fraction of the time a drilling rig requires. This offers significant cost and time savings to our clients for a well intervention programme. We look forward to developing this technology to its full potential.” Source: Company Press Release The workscope involved a heavy coiled tubing well intervention, required multiple changes of bottom hole assembly, and was carried out in a third of the time that this operation would traditionally takedflast_img read more

JHS A Capella Choir Director Determined To Continue Annual Holiday Tradition

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Even though COVID-19 restrictions have prevented Jamestown High School’s A Cappella Choir and Madrigal Singers from performing their seasonal concert schedule this year, Jamestown Public School officials say new director Lauren Scharf, is determined to find a way to celebrate the season with hopes that by next year, the annual Vespers can continue.“It is a great disappointment that the A Cappella Choir will be unable to perform their annual Vespers services this December at First Lutheran Church, however, myself and the students felt very strongly that the A Cappella Vespers is especially needed this year, so we came up with some new ways to spread joy to our local community,” said Ms. Scharf. The A Cappella Choir will be releasing a recorded performance of some of their Vespers songs, including the traditional processional Kyrie Eleison, which will be available at www.jpsny.org and on JPS’ Facebook (@JamestownPublicSchools) and Twitter (@JamestownSchool) beginning on December 21st. Scharf, along with former directors Norman Lydell and Brian Bogey, will also host two radio programs with Dennis Webster on Media One that will highlight music compiled from past A Cappella Vespers. The shows will give insight into the history of Vespers, and have the directors tell stories about the beloved, annual tradition. The shows will air on Sunday, December 13th and Sunday, December 20th at 4 p.m. on WJTN AM 1240. “We are so thankful to Media One for airing these shows featuring the music of the A Cappella Vespers,” said Ms. Scharf. “Dennis Webster is such an avid supporter of all JPS music programs and we are so appreciative of Media One’s willingness to share A Cappella Vespers’ story with the community in this challenging year.”Choral music education has enjoyed a long, rich tradition at Jamestown High School. Ebba H. Goranson, who directed the choir from 1924 until her passing in 1957, founded the A Cappella Choir 96 years ago. Donald B. Bubé served as choral director from 1958-1981.  Brian A. Bogey moved into the director’s position in 1982. In 2003, Norman Lydell took the reins as director until his retirement in 2020.  Each December, the 80-voice JHS A Cappella performs Vespers, two sacred music concerts at First Lutheran Church, featuring excerpts from major choral works and seasonal songs and carols for their community. JHS A Cappella Choir features smaller ensembles, including the Madrigal Singers, Men of Tomorrow and Ladies of Today. The A Cappella Choir has performed nationally, internationally, and throughout our local area.  Other annual performances include school assembly programs, run-out concerts, as well as the Spring Chorus Concert in May. “As I look at an album from the 1963 A Cappella Choir that is displayed in my office, I am regularly reminded of the depth of history that this program has, as well as its connection to the community and these particular performances,” said JPS Superintendent Kevin Whitaker. “I have faith in the resilience of this community and in this remarkable group to overcome this COVID-related setback and continue confidently into the future making beautiful music for our community.” Share: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)last_img read more

Fed’s Quarles: LIBOR transition poses stability risks

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is set to stop publishing after 2021, Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision and Chair of the Financial Stability Board Randal Quarles is warning that the transition away from the rate could pose financial stability risks.Quarles, speaking at the European Banking Summit, said he was concerned about institutions preparing to transition at different speeds. Similar concerns have also been expressed by other members of the Federal Reserve system.The Alternative Reference Rate Committee, under the direction of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, identified the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) as the alternative to LIBOR. SOFR began publishing in 2018 and Quarles provided insights into the transition earlier this year, noting that it “should begin happening in earnest” to effectively manage risk.Last week, members of a House Financial Services subcommittee brought up a number of LIBOR concerns during a hearing on financial stability, including whether small institutions are prepared for the transition and contractual risk. continue reading »last_img read more

Lucida rocks in Rockfel

first_imgJim Bolger’s raider Lucida justified even-money favouritism in the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket. Palmer had supplemented New Providence and he said: “She’s run a cracking race. We were a little further back than Jim (Crowley) wanted to be. “Our plan was to stalk Lucida and try and use the turn of foot she might not have, but then we had to have a rethink because we were further back than ideal. She quickened up beautifully going into the dip and stayed on well. “She just got the seven here and we’ll be hoping for a dry spring and start her off in the Fred Darling Stakes. If she won that, it would be very difficult not to come back here (for the Guineas), but my instinct is that she’s a six- or seven-furlong filly.” Second to Cursory Glance in the Moyglare Stud Stakes just 12 days ago, she appeared to be going nowhere back in fourth when the field entered the dip, and had to work harder than her odds might have suggested. For a few strides it looked as if Sheikh Hamdan was going to win the race he sponsors as Fadhayyil hit the front, despite still looking green, but on meeting the rising ground Lucida seemed much more at home and Kevin Manning always looked confident he would hit the front. Lucida pulled a length clear of Fadhayyil, with another two lengths back to New Providence in third. Paddy Power cut Lucida into 10-1 from 14s for the Qipco 1000 Guineas. Bolger said: “You’re always a bit concerned when they are coming back quickly, but I was hoping she could show the same level of form. “I was always happy enough, as I know she has a very relaxed way of racing. Kevin had to just niggle her along a little bit, but I knew she would pick up for him. I expected when she hit the rising ground that she would pick up. “I’ll have to talk to John Ferguson (Sheikh Mohammed’s bloodstock advisor), she was no more than 50-50 to run in the Fillies’ Mile. I think she will get a mile and I’d say the Guineas will be her big target.” Finsceal Beo won both the Rockfel and the Guineas for the stable and Bolger added: “I thought before today this filly had a little more toe that Finsceal Beo, but possibly not. I don’t think there is a lot between the two.” Hills said of the runner-up: “She is probably still a bit green. She quickened up well, she pricked her ears in front and got slightly unbalanced on a couple of occasions. “I think it’s unlikely she’ll run again this year but, if she does, it’ll be in the Fillies’ Mile. I would have thought she’ll go straight to the 1000 Guineas.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Why Kentucky’s John Calipari is impressed with Julius Randle’s growth

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersCalipari traveled to Los Angeles this week on a recruiting visit. But he also attended the Lakers-Kings game on Friday because of the host of former Wildcat players he coached, including Randle and Sacramento’s Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere.With Randle posting a nation-leading 24 double-doubles in the 2013-14 season with the Wildcats, Calipari said Randle “dragged us to a championship game” before an eventual loss to Connecticut. Calipari argued that happened partly because of an ankle injury Randle suffered due to Calipari running what he called a “stupid drill” days beforehand that led to Randle stepping on a manager’s foot.“I enjoyed coaching him,” Calipari said of Randle. “You always enjoy coaching guys that will fight, battle and play to win. That’s what he does.”Once the Lakers selected Randle No. 7 overall in the 2014 NBA draft, Calipari communicated with Randle by texting him both praise and observations regarding his play.“That’s my guy. He’s always giving me the utmost confidence,” Randle said of Calipari. “He’s always had my back. That’s amazing.” After the initial pleasantries and small talk regarding their respective profession, Lakers coach Luke Walton and University of Kentucky coach John Calipari addressed a subject that made both men smile.They talked about Lakers forward Julius Randle, who had just punished the Sacramento Kings on Friday night at Staples Center with a blend of power and playmaking en route to 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting and six rebounds.After Walton coached from the sidelines and Calipari watched in his courtside seat, both coaches gushed about Randle during his lone season with the Wildcats and through his first three NBA seasons with the Lakers. The Lakers (24-55) enter Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves (31-48) at Staples Center with Randle averaging 16 points on 51.7 percent shooting and 8.8 rebounds in the past five games.“If you can just get a bunch of guys that will fight every possession, you’re winning,” Calipari recalled saying to Walton as he exited Staples Center late on Friday night. “The dude is going to fight. He’s going to fight for balls. He’s going to fight defensively. He’s going to fight for his own position.”center_img Walton has found Randle amazing for becoming more efficient by blending his power with better decision-making.“Julius plays with a lot of feel, especially on the offensive end,” Walton said. “When he’s attacking the rim and making the pass when the pass is there and when the helpside defender stays home on his shooters, that’s when I think he’s at his best.”Walton sees Randle at his worst in different instances.“He struggles when he wants to float around the perimeter and shoot jump shots,” Walton said. “We’re fine with him shooting it. His shot has gotten a lot better. But we still need him to be a big man that is a vicious roller and someone that is constantly attacking the glass and putting pressure on the defense.”As Randle tried to figure out the puzzle between knowing when to attack the rim and tap into his versatility as a playmaker and emerging shooter, he noticed the process “became easier once I just started slowing down.”By pumping the brakes, Randle saw more clearly how opponents covered him.“If you see boxes and elbows loaded or you see the tight paint, you know it’s not there,” Randle said. “You have to get off of it and go into a pick-and-roll and see some movement.”With Randle showing better awareness, Calipari argued he is ready to make the next few steps back away from the basket.“What I see is a guy who is more comfortable with what he’s able to do. He plays to his strengths,” Calipari said. “I just want him to shoot some 3s and pick-and-pops. I want to see more of that only because I know he can do it. But I’m telling you, his mentality is ‘I know what I’m going to do and I’m going to play to win.’”last_img read more

England finish Home Internationals on a high

first_img England finished on a high in the men’s Home Internationals, supported by Fairstone Financial Management, after fighting back to snatch an unlikely win against Wales. The team won 8½-6½ after a brilliant singles performance in which they won 7½ points from the 10 on offer. After the morning foursomes England trailed 4-1, with their solitary point scored by Sean Towndrow and Ashton Turner (Image © Leaderboard Photography). But in the singles they came out determined to do business. There was much red on the board and at the end of the session England had won seven matches and halved one – for a two point winning margin over Wales. The game winners were Ashley Chesters, Dan Brown, Alfie Plant, Sean Towndrow, Paul Kinnear, Jamie Bower and Ashton Turner while Jimmy Mullen halved. The Home Internationals title was retained by Ireland who beat Scotland 11-4. Final positions: 1 Ireland, 2 Scotland, 3 England, 4 Wales. England cptain Terry Casey said: “We were very poor in the morning, with all due respect to a motivated Welsh side, but in the afternoon we were excellent from the start and never looked anything but winners. All played their part and even the two losses were not given easily. “It’s a case of what might have been. We were only third but one more point against Scotland and we would have been first.” 14 Aug 2015 England finish Home Internationals on a high last_img read more

Sentinel girls eager to bump up game at KVC

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIt was a downer weekend for the Mount Sentinel Wildcats on the High School Girl’s Volleyball circuit.Playing many of the top teams in the province, the Wildcats finished well down the standings at the Immaculata High School Girl’s Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday in the Central Okanagan, finishing the two-day affair with a 1-8 record. “This was one of those weekends where we can play really well and come home 0-6,” said head coach Joe Moreira.The Wildcats ran into a buzz saw in the form of top-ranked Kelowna Christian, number two Immaculata and fourth-ranked White Rock Christian, dropping all the matches to finish fifth in the five-team tournament.“Unlike the previous weekend where we played well, regardless of who we were playing, this time we were very inconsistent and we did a horrible job of taking are of the ball when it was on our side of the net,” Moreira explained. “Although I should have been totally surprised — we are a young team — it was a disappointing outing after a very encouraging start (the previous weekend) in Trail.”The Cats have little time to lick their wounds as the team plays host to the annual Kootenay Volleyball Classic beginning Friday at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium.Seven teams from the Okanagan and East Kootenay join host Wildcats for the two-day event.The tournament begins at 2 p.m. with Mount Sentinel meeting Osoyoos Rattlers and Selkirk Storm of Kimberley up against A.L. Fortune of Enderby. At 3 p.m. Fernie Falcons the J.L. Crowe Hawks from Trail and Immaculata battles David Thompson Lakers of Invermere.The teams roll into a power pool to determine seeding for the playoff round.The final is set for 3 p.m. [email protected]last_img read more

Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon begins search for new race director

first_imgFor more than three decades Larry Bickerton has been a mainstay with the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon — the last three as Race Director.Bickerton also has been personally participating in every race since the event begain back in the 1980’s.However, the former dentist and avid triathlon enthusiast, has decided to resign from his position as Race Director of the summertime event.So effective November 1, the Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon committee will begin to search for a new Race Director to take the annual event into year 33. “The new Race Director will be supported by a committee of 10 experienced directors, plus Larry has offered to provide mentorship to the new individual or individuals (some years two or more people have shared the Race Director responsibilities),” a message on the Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon website said.”This is your chance to put back into the community. There’s a great nucleus to build from, and a lot of tradition to follow,” the website added.”You will face challenges and need to make significant decisions, but the reward of seeing your effort pay off in smiling, tired competitors will be with you forever.”Anyone interested in learning more about the Race Director position should email [email protected] 2015 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon is set for Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Lakeside Park.Competitors enter the Olympic  — 1.5 kilometer swim, 39 km bike and 10 km run — or Sprint — 500 meter swim, 22 km cycle and five kim run — Course.The main hub for the event is beautiful Lakeside Park that provides the backdrop for the transition stage.last_img read more

5 Steps for Successful Social Media Marketing

first_img If you’re one of the lucky companies who only has enthusiastic and happy customers, recognize their desire to interact with you and be generous with your time. Be open to engaging with them on their turf. They’ll reward your brand with greater enthusiasm – which is a message that spreads through social networks like wildfire, and solidifies your brand. your site is designed well to convert visitors into leads The first step to measuring success in social media marketing is proper scope. There are new social networks popping up each week. It’s a waste of resources to join every new social network only to find you have no time to manage them. Find out where your most active customers & influencers spend time online – then listen and take notes. – Visitors (first-time and repeat) Topics: In fact, the lack of good metrics is cited as the biggest barrier to marketers’ adoption of social media. Particularly in this shaky financial climate, measuring impact is one of the definitive measures of a marketing strategy’s value. If you want to skip the blind experimentation, particularly in view of our current global financial crisis, we’ve assembled a list of 5 tips to help you start leveraging social media with minimal investment and with strong systems in place to measure success. , – Inbound links The end goals is lead generation and sales. But, there are plenty of leading indicators as you ramp up your efforts.  – Social networking connections , Social Media Marketing For instance, on Twitter both Starbucks and Whole Foods share customer comments, local specials, and ask customers what their favorite items are. It’s casual and open, yet subtly appeals to the attractiveness of the brand. Check out some of the Twitter Search Bloglines Peter Caputa IV Step #1: Identify Your Target Market and Listen to Them – Search engine ranking , Photo Step #2: Get Involved in Conversations AideRSS here , The second step towards success is consistently utilizing social media to engage prospective customers. When you start listening to conversations, you might hear some things about your company that aren’t very complimentary. That’s ok. Your job now is to engage these customers and find a way to help. Be willing to acknowledge mistakes when they happen. Customers are surprisingly forgiving if a company engages in an honest and egoless manner.  . – Mentions of your brand , It’s critical to tie your business strategy to your social media strategy. However, without a knowledge of what social media and social networking sites enable you to do, it’s hard to know how to do that. It’s important to establish a blog as your home base. Then, learn the capabilities of each site to help you interact. For example, Twitter provides an almost unfettered ability to connect with your prospective clients. But, it only allows you to type 140 characters at a time. So, maybe a video posted to youtube would be a better way to publish a “how-to”. Linkedin & Facebook let you see who your contacts know. But, facebook makes it much easier to connect with them. LinkedIn Answers is a much better place to answer business focussed questions than any other social network. from HubSpot & How involved is your team in communicating with prospective customers, influencers and current customers on social networking sites? How often are you publishing great content that helps your prospects do their jobs? How often do you blog, Tweet, post photos on Flickr, comment on other blogs, Podcast, upload videos, etc? The more content that you produce and publish on social media sites, the more traffic you can attract back to your website. If Let’s say you’ve gotten the approval to get your company involved in social media marketing and are ready to launch your efforts. How will you define success? This is an important question, because a large number of companies have jumped into social media without any clear business strategy. Before the financial meltdown of the last few weeks, some companies had the resources to experiment with social media without worrying about financial accountability. But now, most businesses must demonstrate an ROI on any new effort.  This article was co-authored by – Number of times people search for your brand Use tracking codes, a solid analytics package and closed loop marketing , and implement some of their conversation techniques. It’s important to learn how to use these sites in order to get business value out of your social media activity. Talk to an expert to determine where to spend your time to get the best return.  Socialized PR – RSS subscriptions 4_EveR_YounG. Ice Rocket Step #5: Use Website Analytics Software to Measure Leads and Sales. – Video/podcast views/listens .  Many experts agree that social media will affect the next generation of search engine optimization techniques as search engines start to use the signals we collectively leave as we network and share media online. Even today, social media activity affects the success of many other inbound marketing techniques:  Ghennipher Step #3: Give! Give! Give!  Google Blog Search in order to track the visits, leads and sales that occurr as a result of your social media activities. Techrigy and  – Comments on your blog Here’s some tools you can use to tune into the conversation: and – Leads & Customers! brands on Twitter , these activities will help you increase sales. Radian6 , a 10 year veteran of the Internet Marketing world. Ghennipher is an independent Social Media Marketing consultant and writes on Social Media’s effect on business. Subscribe to her blog “Social media strategy should tie to business and communication strategy, rather than being based on the available tools. But it is not possible to develop a social media strategy without at least having an understanding of the various tools that are available, their functionality and purposes, and the kinds of audiences and conversations for which they might be best suited.” – Joel Postman, Principal Originally published Nov 3, 2008 9:26:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Technorati by Step #4: Master the Tools of the Trade . More advanced social media monitoring tools include HubSpot’s HubFeed – Social bookmarking activity Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

5 Common Press Release Mistakes, And How to Avoid Them

first_imgDidyou know press releases can also be used to help your website rankbetter in Google, target specific keywords and build links into yourwebsite? 4) Don’t embed multimedia in your press releases. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack 2) Don’t forget to use anchor text. Pressreleases can make great company blog posts. Why not take an adaptationand put it on your blog? It’ll reach another audience and it’s a great way to repurpose important content. Anchor text tells Google what a link is about. Take afew minutes to review your press release and look for words that youwant to rank for. Link those words back to related, internal pages as anchortext. We will be announcing those results on our May 20th webinar. Learn what happens behind-the-scenes after you submit a press release. Miss the live webinar? Flickr Photo: RobW Postit on your own website instead, and include a link to it in your release.It’d be a shame if people started linking to the press release insteadof your site. Also, multimedia capabilities tends to be a lot more expensive than regular releases. Why dish out the extra cash? to check.  For now, here’s five common mistakes that any marketer or business owner can easily fix when creating press releases. 3) Don’t use Gobbledygook words. Gobbledygook Grader Catch the archive here The mostcommon link in a press release is the company website in theboilerplate. Don’t let this be the only link youuse. Make sure you aretaking advantage of every opportunity to link back to interior pagesthat often don’t receive any links at all. to learn how to best optimize your press releases to get more links. Topics: 5) Don’t forget to post your press release to your blog. They mean nothing to peopleor search engines. Flashy words as headlines also hurt a release’sability to be syndicated, or reposted, on other websites. Usekeyword-rich language that is straight forward. Use free tools like 1) Don’t only link to your main website. Watch the Webinar: New Research on Creating News Releases That Work HubSpot recently conducted a study to learn how best to usepress releases as a means to help your website perform better in searchengines. ( ) Public Relations Originally published May 15, 2009 8:26:00 AM, updated October 20 2016last_img read more