OMM Awarded EPIC Project from Grupo Saesa for Submarine Cable in Chile

first_imgOffshore Marine Management (OMM) has been awarded a multi-million dollar EPIC (Engineering Procure Install and Commission) project by Chilean electrical company Grupo Saesa, to install a submarine cable which will join the island of Huar, in the Los Lagos region of Chile, to the Central Interconnected System.OMM was successful in following a highly competitive international tender process, where the company was up against a considerable number of other organisations. The process demanded companies adhere to strict regulations and provide detailed case studies and examples of management procedures.OMM will be providing a range of management and engineering services including cable route design, marine surveys, installation and provision of marine resources for this pioneering project that will lead to the electrification of the island. OMM international growth plan was key to winning this work and establishes OMM as a global market company.Eckhard Bruckschen, Chief Operating Officer, OMM said, “We’re delighted to have won this contract with Grupo Saesa to be involved in laying the first submarine power cable installed in the country. It is a ground-breaking project and a huge step forward towards the goal of supplying electrical power to remote areas of Chile. The opportunity adds to OMM’s considerable experience and expertise in this sort of operating environment and has enabled us to secure further contracts in Chile.”The construction of this line will generate massive benefits to the 520 families living on the island including huge savings on the cost of electricity, which will encourage further investment on Isla Huar. Along with environmental benefits as the new supply will reduce the use of fossil fuels on the island.Press Release, January 17, 2014last_img read more

UWP candidate reportedly files lawsuit

first_img Tweet 160 Views   9 comments LocalNews UWP candidate reportedly files lawsuit by: – March 25, 2014 Share Sharecenter_img Dr Thomson Fontaine (file photo)The United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for the Grand Fond constituency, Dr Thompson Fontaine, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the Prime Minister, three members of the Dominica Labour Party and a radio station.Dr Fontaine, according to a SUN Newspaper report dated Monday, March 24, 2014, filed a lawsuit against Mr Skerrit, senior counsel Anthony Astaphan, attorney Lennox Lawrence, chairman of the Canefield Urban Council Simeon Albert and Island Communications Corporation (Kairi FM).The lawsuit was reportedly filed by the chambers of Joshua Francis and Gildon Richards but it has not been served on any of the parties to the lawsuit. Fontaine claims that the men have used radio as a means of spreading allegations about him defaming his name and character in the process.These allegations question the actions and decisions made during the time in which the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) economist served as treasurer of the Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences. Fontaine served as DAAS’ treasurer from 2001-2009 resigning after issues surrounding the transfer of DAAS’ funds arose at a board level.However, senior counsel Anthony Astaphan told Dominica Vibes that it would be “a most extraordinary case” considering the information they relied on during their radio program.“The facts relied on are (i) the actual voice and words and contradictory stories of the key players; (ii) a series of emails the authentication of which was assured by Dr Clayton Shillingford; (iii) minutes and President’s reports published by the DAAS; (iv) official documents from the registry of the High Court; and (v) accounts of the DAAS”.“More specifically, we relied on the threat of criminal prosecution made by Gabriel Christian, and the flat disclaimer of knowledge of the transfer and land transactions by Dr Shillingford,” Astaphan continued. He noted that it is “clear we were entitled to comment and demand answers from Fontaine, the answers to which would inevitably reflect adversely on the credibility of Fontaine as a prospective Minister of Finance”.Political leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton has already indicated that if successful at the polls, Dr Fontaine would be the Finance Minister.“If this is defamatory well what can I say? I can say though it’s an attempt to silence debate and will not work,” Astaphan said. Meanwhile Simeon Albert dismissed the lawsuit as a “big joke”.He said their discussions surrounding Fontaine arose from facts presented to the public regarding his tenure as DAAS’ treasurer and that they will “continue to ask questions and stick to the evidence”.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Leafs force game seven with 5-4 come-from-behind victory

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Castlegar Rebels are quietly resting waiting for its next playoff opponent after disposing the Spokane Braves in five games.The odds-on favourite to play the Rebels in the Murdoch Final is the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. But the Nelson Leafs have a thing or two to say about who will be making the trip to the Sunflower City later this week.Cameron Dobransky slammed in a centering pass from Colton Malmsten with less than three minutes remaining in the third period to snap a 4-4 tie and power the Leafs to a thrilling 5-4 come-from-behind victory in game six of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch semi final Tuesday at the NDCC Arena. The win evens the best-of-seven series at 3-3 with game seven Wednesday in Fruitvale.“I was amazed that it went in at first,” said a beaming Dobransky from outside the jubilant Leaf dressing room.“(Colton) Malmsten was right behind the net. We made eye contact and he made a great feed out to me . . ..” added the 17-year-old Pentictonite. “I’m pretty sure I had my eyes closed when I took the shot but it went in that’s the main thing.“That’s the biggest high of my life right now.”Beaver Valley coach Terry Jones was beside himself trying to explain what just happened.After controlling his emotions, the veteran Junior B skipper had this to say about the collapse of his team.“We were just (awful) in the third period,” Jones exclaimed. “We had two defencemen that could play. The rest of them were terrible.”“And I couldn’t believe the effort,” he added. “Like (our guys) come out and play that soft in the third period of a game that could end it. We have a two-goal lead and we come back and we give them a goal. . . ..We give it to them. It’s just unbelievable.”The Hawks looked to have this game in the bag and a trip to the next round of the playoffs.Riding the leadership and goal scoring of Ryon Sookro, who bagged a goal and an assist to lift Beaver Valley to a 4-2 lead 49 seconds into the third period, all the visitors had to do was play out the period and the series was over in six.But quicker than game announcer Gord Davis could announce the Beaver Valley power play goal by Arie Postmus, Colton Schell got the Leafs back to within a goal by sweeping a loose puck past Michael Vlanich. The Beaver Valley netminder had lost his balance after making the save giving Schell a wide-open net.Despite the quick score by Nelson, Beaver Valley still looked to have just enough as the teams plodded though the third period.That was until Dallon Stoddart streaked into the Beaver Valley end on a partial breakaway. Vlanich was equal to the test, making a remarkable save. But Stoddart’s effort seem to inspire the Leafs, who scored the tying marker seconds later when Evan J. Moir beat Vlanich from close range.Two minutes later Dobransky completed the comeback with his third goal of the series.“Motivation . . . positive attitude in the room. Nobody wanted to go home early,” Dobransky explained. “We want to be here until the middle of March. We want to go all the way and that’s what picked us up, made us continue on and comeback for another game.”Connor Enright and Patrick Martens gave Nelson a 2-1 first period lead. Postmus scored for Beaver Valley.In the second, Sookro on the power play and Derek Lashuk gave the Hawks a 3-2 advantage.Nelson out shot the Hawks 29-25 with Marcus Beesley registering his third home-ice victory of the playoffs.“So it’s come back down to again of who wants it the most,” Jones said.Stay tuned Rebel faithful.OVERTIME: Gavin Currie led the Leafs with two points in the game. . . .Nelson snipers Dustin Johnson and Joel Stewart did not play in game six. Johnson was suspended after receiving a game misconduct with 34 seconds remaining in game five. Stewart has left the team for person reasons said Leaf coach Chris Shaw. . . .Raymond Reimer also missed the game due to injury. . . .The Nelson Bantam Reps, off to Smithers in March for the Tier III Bantam Provincials, raised more than $900 during a fundraiser at Tuesday’s game. The team held a bake sale along with a paper-airplane toss into a passing new 2011 Ford Ranger truck. . . . The game attendance was 591. . . . At the end of the game  while the Leafs were heading to celebrate the win with goalie Marcus Beesley, Colton Malmsten clipped Tyler Collins of the Hawks on the helmet with his stick. Collins was down on the ice for several minutes before leaving under his own power. No penalty was [email protected]last_img read more

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgCo. Junior B Football FinalAt Loughgeorge, An Spidéal V Meelick-Eyrecourt, 8pm, Ref: M FlahertySaturday 31 OctSenior Football Relegation FinalAt Tuam Stadium, Kilconly V Kilkerrin-Clonberne, 3pm, Ref: F KinneenDivision 1 LeagueAt The Priarie, Salthill-Knocknacarra V Annaghdown, 3pm, Ref: T FahertyDivision 3 LeagueAt Dunmore, Dunmore MacHales V An Spidéal, 6pm, Ref: G GuinanJunior A Football Championship North FinalAt Tuam Stadium, Glinsk V Mountbellew/Moylough, 1:15pm, Ref: G GuinanSunday 01 NovDivision 2 LeagueAt Menlough, Menlough V Killererin, 2pm, Ref: G O ConamhaAt Indreabhán, Mícheál Breathnach V Oughterard, 2pm, Ref: P Mac DonnchaJunior C Football Championship North FinalAt Tuam Stadium, Williamstown V Caherlistrane, 2pm, Ref: M GavinDivision 8B (North) LeagueAt Milltown, Milltown V Mountbellew/Moylough, 12 i.n., Ref: A O ConnellHurling FixturesSaturday 31 OctSenior Hurling QualifiersAt Duggan Park, Beagh V Killimordaly, 3pm , Ref: Sm MoranAt Duggan Park, Kiltormer V Castlegar, 1:30pm, Ref: P MurphyIntermediate Hurling ChampionshipAt Kenny Park, Abbeyknockmoy V Moycullen, 2pm, Ref: M DolanJunior A Hurling ChampionshipAt Ballinderreen, Mícheál Breathnach V Tommy Larkins, 2pm, Ref: P SheehanJunior A ShieldAt Ballyloughane, Liam Mellows V Kilnadeema-Leitrim, 3pm, Ref: P FahySunday 01 NovSenior Hurling QualifiersAt Killimor, Mullagh V Kilnadeema-Leitrim, 12i.n, Ref: D KellyAt Clarinbridge, Turloughmore V Athenry, 2pm, Ref: S HynesJunior A Hurling ChampionshipAt Carnmore, Castlegar V Sylane, 2pm, Ref: P McGrathJunior A ShieldAt The Priarie, Salthill-Knocknacarra V Carnmore, 12i.n. Ref: F BerminghamJunior B Hurling Championship Semi FinalAt Duggan Park , Cappataggle V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry, 12i.n., Ref: M HavertyJunior B ShieldAt Kilconieron, Kilconieron V Meelick-Eyrecourt, 12i.n. Ref: J Larkinprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Friday 30 Oct Football Fixtureslast_img read more


first_imgNow in its tenth year, the scheme is open to members of the Association who are attending a full-time Higher Education course (except those who hold another GAA-related or college scholarship/bursary) and who are active participants in their Higher Education club; to date the GAA has invested close to €2million in the eight years that its Bursary Schemes have been in existence. The GAA have again reiterated their commitment to the ongoing educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2016/2017 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. The schemes are administered by the respective Provincial Councils and recipients will again be selected based on a range of criteria, including their playing, coaching or administrative commitments to the GAA. A number of awards in each province will be reserved for those excelling in the areas of coaching and administration.Applications for the scheme will be considered by a sub-committee in each province; each bursary granted will be for €750 in Munster, Leinster and Connacht (Ulster Amount TBC).Further information and application forms for this year’s scheme are available to download from, the various GAA Provincial Council websites and offices and from the Higher Education Colleges website Students should apply using the relevant application form to the Provincial Council of their home GAA Club.All completed forms should be returned to the relevant Provincial Council and the closing dates for applications is Friday October 7th.Senior Inter-County players who were on their County’s Senior Panel in 2016 should apply for Bursaries via the Gaelic Players Association; further information at WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Northwestern State Continues Home Winning Streak

first_imgWhile the veteran backcourt of Perez and Keisha Lee have been credited with instilling poise in the Lady Demons, it was time for Youngblood, a freshman, to show what she has learned in her first 14 college games. In the final 20 minutes, the Lady Demons upped their shooting to 63.6 percent from the field, including a 3-for-6 performance from the 3-point arc. NSU, which went 2-for-7 from the free-throw line, knocked down 15 of its 17 second-half free throws. Presley Owens chipped in 11 points for the Lady Demons, who also got two key second-half 3-pointers from Chelsea Rogers (9 points) and a momentum-shifting 3 from Keisha Lee with 5:09 to play. Lee’s 3 set in motion a game-ending 17-6 run for NSU. The furious second-half rally allowed the Lady Demons to overcome a combined 30 points from ACU’s Suzzy and Lizzy Dimba and a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds from Sydney Shelstead. NSU limited the visiting Wildcats (7-5, 0-2), who entered the game averaging 75.8 points per game, to 28 points in each half and held ACU to 29.7-percent shooting (19-for-64) for the game. No two free throws were bigger than the ones hit by Janelle Perez (15 points) and Tia Youngblood (career-high 12 points) in the final 1:01 of the game. After Northwestern State forced Alyssa Echols into a traveling violation, Youngblood bullied her way to another three-point play that put the Lady Demons ahead to stay with 25 seconds to play. NATCHITOCHES, La. – Another Southland Conference game, another second-half comeback for the Northwestern State Lady Demons.center_img Perez’ freebie completed a three-point play that tied the game at 56, knocking Abilene Christian from the lead for the first time since the 11:48 mark of the first half. The Lady Demons will remain at home when they host Incarnate Word at 1 p.m. Saturday. It marks the first back-to-back home games for Northwestern State since Nov. 14-18. Northwestern State 61, Abilene Christian 56 It may not be a script that third-year co-head coach Brooke Stoehr prefers, but it is one that continued to produce results, as the Lady Demons rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to remain perfect in conference play with a 61-56 victory against Southland Conference foe Abilene Christian at Prather Coliseum on Wednesday night. Youngblood entered the game as a 33.3-percent free-throw shooter, but she made all six of her attempts, setting career highs in both attempts and makes. After making just 18.8 percent (6 of 32) of its first-half shots, Northwestern State (8-6, 3-0) put together perhaps its most complete half of the season offensively and defensively to extend its winning streak to a season-long three games.last_img read more