Fundamental thinking: William Hill

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Carbon dioxide supply in the UK tightens

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Searcher Seismic wraps up Pinatubo seismic survey (Philippines)

first_img[mappress]Press Release, September 05, 2014 Searcher Seismic has reported that the acquisition of the Pinatubo multi-client 2D seismic survey is now complete.The 3,510 km survey covering a 10 by 20 km grid in the West Luzon Basin includes coverage over the PECR5 bid round blocks 8,9,10 & 11.The Pinatubo 2D survey offers for the first time a modern seismic 2D coverage to evaluate the West Luzon Basin. The survey covers an unexplored area and will provide data sufficient to define major structural trends and plan detailed follow up surveys.The Pinatubo multi-client 2D survey provides 3,510 km of long offset, broadband data critical to progressing the evaluation of this area.Acquisition is now complete with fast track data available in December this year, to ensure ample time for evaluation of the blocks in the current PECR5 bidding round.last_img read more

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Viking SeaTech in leadership changes. Forms ‘North Sea Region’ division

first_imgViking SeaTech, a specialist marine services provider, has announced that Chris Forde, Regional Business Leader, Asia Pacific, will become the new Global Business Leader-President.According to Viking SeaTech’s press release, Forde will take the new position from September 1, 2015.The company said that the change comes as Jan de Koning, Global Business Leader-President, announces his retirement after 20 years with Viking SeaTech’s parent company Actuant Corporation, in several international roles.In addition, Viking SeaTech has combined its UK and Norway operations to form the new “North Sea Region” business division, which will be headed by John Dick, current Business Leader, UK and Africa.As said in the press release, Forde joined Viking SeaTech in September 2011.“For the past four years he has led the Asia Pacific region where he has been instrumental in more than doubling business and making it one of Viking SeaTech’s most successful divisions,” the company has explained.Viking notes that Forde has more than 15 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry, including 11 years with major oilfield services firm Schlumberger.John Dick has been with Viking SeaTech since 2012. Most recently he has guided the Viking SeaTech UK business.Forde said: “We have embraced change to become a more effective organisation, reflecting the constant price pressure we see in our markets and with our clients. We have optimised the business to align with the present economic and market conditions.”Ahead of becoming Regional Business Leader, North Sea Region, Dick said: “I am looking forward to Viking SeaTech’s future based on our marine specialisms and strength of market knowledge. We have built an agile business with people who have the experience to support customers to maximum effect in key locations.” “The North Sea Region team has expertise in all marine and mooring disciplines as well as the project management skills our customers expect. There is scope to expand our market share in the region.”[mappress mapid=”2403″]last_img read more

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Insurer confusion

first_imgThe tedious discussions regarding whether referral fees are right in principle or unacceptably distort the market will undoubtedly continue ad nauseam. The views of the various parties are so entrenched that it seems unlikely an acceptable common ground will ever be reached. If the situation is to be changed, legislation will undoubtedly be required. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the matter, there is one area where the market is being distorted. I had a client who came to see me on a personal injury matter and upon investigation it became apparent he had legal expenses insurance. The client was an intelligent man who gave me clear and concise instruction and (apparently) had no difficulty understanding my advice. I explained the effect of the Insurance Companies (Legal Expenses Insurance) Regulations 1990 relating to the client’s right to choice of solicitor. The client contacted the insurer to notify them of his claim and, in the course of a lengthy conversation he became very confused and in the end became convinced – as a result of what he had been told – that he had no choice but to use a panel solicitor, whatever the circumstances of his case and throughout all stages of the proceedings. When I contacted the insurer the claim department agreed that I had given the client correct advice. At the least, the insurer had failed to give the client a clear understanding of his rights so that he knew where he stood, and at worst the client had been misled. If this was an isolated incident then I would shrug it off, but it is not. It would appear as if the desire on the part of the insurer to secure the referral fee the panel solicitor will pay causes that insurer to give confusing or wrong advice. I have no objection to the insurer doing its best to secure a high level of referral fee income (although I am opposed to referral fees in principle), but misleading their client is unacceptable. If a client chooses to use a panel solicitor, fine, but they should do so on a clear understanding of their rights and the commercial imperative of the insurer. Howard Shelley, QualitySolicitors CMHT, Walsalllast_img read more

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The lack of specialist architects

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Air Partner appoints Katsouris

first_imgKatsouris will be based at Air Partner’s UK headquarters in Gatwick and will report directly to Mike Hill, director of freight.He joins Air Partner from Europartners in Mexico, where he most recently served at automotive logistics division director.Air Partner Freight charters aircraft to fly all types of cargo, ranging from urgent carry-on consignments to complex project cargo shipments.  www.airpartner.comlast_img

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Emirates SkyCargo names managers

first_imgBoth are graduates of the company’s commercial management programme, which was established by Emirates SkyCargo to provide UAE nationals with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for jobs in the airfreight industry.Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president of Emirates Skycargo, said: “I am confident that both Alyazeya and Fatma will be great assets to the team and we are very proud to see Emirati women succeed in the cargo logistics industry.”www.skycargo.comlast_img

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Market

first_imgAustralia: The Northern Territory government has called tenders for construction of a A$30m intermodal terminal at Darwin’s East Arm port, including a rail link to the Alice – Darwin line (p386).Bangladesh: Trelleborg Industrial is supplying rubber chevron springs for use on 700 freight wagon bogies.Brazil: MRS Logística took delivery last month of the first 7 of 14 reconditioned GM diesel locos which it is buying from NREC of the USA.China: Brand-Rex has won a £1m contract to supply optic fibre cables to Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp.Czech Republic: On April 10 CD signed a KC2bn contract with SSZ Praha and GJW to upgrade 16·8 km of the Decín – Ustí nad Labem line by the end of 2002.CD is to call bids for the supply of GSM-R communications. The equipment will initially be installed on the Decín – Praha – Kolín Corridor 1, by the end of 2002.Steel manufacturer Trinecké Zelezlast_img read more

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EC One and Two-Cent Coins Cease to be Legal Tender After 30 June

first_img Share Share Share 164 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img BusinessLocalNewsRegional EC One and Two-Cent Coins Cease to be Legal Tender After 30 June by: – June 12, 2020 Sharing is caring! (ECCB)  As the 30 June deadline for the withdrawal of the EC one and two-cent coins approaches, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is reminding the public to spend, or take the coins to their commercial banks.In July 2015, the ECCB announced that it was withdrawing the one and two-cent coins from circulation and that the public had five years to use those coins. Acting Director of the Currency Management Department, Rosbert Humphrey, says the public can spend the coins and businesses can accept them up until 30 June. He however advises that, as the intention is to pull the coins from circulation, businesses are not to issue the coins as change.Persons may also take the coins to their commercial banks and exchange them for face value or deposit them to their accounts.After the 30 June, the public will not be able to use the one and two-cent coins to pay for goods or services as they will no longer be legal tender.last_img read more

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