ICSA calls for more resources to tackle farm thefts in border areas

first_img Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – August 28, 2013 ICSA calls for more resources to tackle farm thefts in border areas Previous articleNo bail for man accused of sexual assault on Derry Fleadh traderNext articleDerry City set up north west derby cup quater final News Highland News Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association says Gardaí need better resources to deal with increasing crime, particularly theft, in the counties along the Border.In the latest incident last week, 14 bullocks were stolen from a field near Dungannon, Co TyroneThey were worth over €25,600. There have also been a number of thefts reported from farms in Donegal and Derry, asnd lat week, the PSNI issued a warning about thefts from farms around Castlederg.ICSA’s Connaught/Ulster vice president John Flynn says it appears that the criminals involved are highly organised – he says farmers in Border counties feel particularly vulnerable:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/icsathefts.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

DNV GL awards AiP certificates to HHI for three types of standard mid-sized FPSOs

first_img Image: The AiP presentation at HHI (left to right): SH Shin, Key Account Manager, DNV GL – Maritime, JS Park, COO, HHI, Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager, DNV GL – Maritime, SM Lim, Senior Vice President, HHI. Photo: courtesy of HHI. DNV GL awarded Hyundai Heavy Industries approval in principle (AiP) certificates for its “Standard FPSO (model name: Hi-PROS)” design. Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager of Korea and Japan at DNV GL – Maritime, presented the AiPs to Jun Sung Park, COO of the offshore plant business at HHI.The standard FPSOs are the topside and hull integrated models developed by HHI. The FPSOs include two mid-sized oil FPSOs, with a storage capacity ranging from 1.0MMbbls and 1.5MMbbls, and one gas FPSO which has a topside gas processing capacity of 840MMSCFD. The two oil FPSOs were developed in line with current market conditions and trends, while the gas FPSO was developed to target the future demands of the Australian and Indonesian markets. The model name of the standard FPSOs, is “Hi-PROS” in which PROS represents “Proven, Ready-made, Optimized and Schedule-Driven”.The FPSOs were developed up to the initial stage of FEED, including the basic dimensions such as the hull size and topside layout. When an order is placed, HHI can reduce the required design period by using their in-house engineering database. HHI expects this to reduce the cost of production by up to 30% through improvements in the engineering and design process, such as the standardization, localization of the materials and mega-block construction methods, etc.Furthermore, the hull design platform, which was developed based on HHI’s technology and experience with FPSOs, enables HHI to automatically calculate and analyze the motion, structure analysis, hull shape fixing and weight estimation. Source: Company Press Release The standard FPSOs are the topside and hull integrated models developed by HHIlast_img read more

Naughty Professor Shares Funky New Track With The Revivalists’ David Shaw [Listen]

first_imgThere’s always been a spirit of collaboration among New Orleans musicians, something that has been passed down from the earliest funk musicians to the modern artists keeping the flame alive. Thus, we find ourselves commending two NOLA staples, Naughty Professor and David Shaw of The Revivalists, for their fusion on a brand new studio track release!Naughty Professor are planning the release of Identity, due out in early 2017, and are getting fans ready with the very first single release. Titled “Stray,” the new song features the soulful vocals of David Shaw, backed by the funky musicianship of Naughty P. “When Sam came to the band with the original musical idea for Stray, within the first few run-throughs, and after some reflection, we all agreed that Dave’s voice was the perfect one to really bring this song to life,” says Naughty Professor’s John Culbreth (trumpet) in a statement. “Now that it’s been recorded and produced, I must say, I think we were right.”Listen to “Stray,” streaming below.Naughty Professor will ride out 2016 in style, hitting a number of Southern venues during the month of December. You can see their full tour schedule below, and head to their website for details.Naughty Professor Tour Dates12/1/16: Pi On Broadway – Ocala, FL12/2/16: Beachside Tavern – New Smyrna Beach, FL12/3/16: Café DaVinci – Deland, FL12/9/16: Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA12/10/16: Maple Leaf – New Orleans, LA12/29/16: Cox Capitol Theater – Macon, GA12/30/16: Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

Clippers unravel down stretch against Mavericks

first_imgAfter all that, the Clippers had one more shot to win the game. Trailing by two with 0.9 seconds on the clock, Paul inbounded to J.J. Redick, who had a clean look from the corner for a winning 3-pointer.“Felt good, looked good,” Redick said. “I thought it was in.”Griffin led the Clippers with 21 points, while DeAndre Jordan finished with 14 points and 18 rebounds. Paul tallied 15 points and six assists. He and Griffin, however, were each responsible for four of the Clippers’ 18 turnovers.“The last three or four minutes should be great,” Coach Doc Rivers said. “That was frustrating tonight. I didn’t think we were great down the stretch.”Entering Thursday, the Clippers had won three straight by comfortable margins. In each of those games, players like Paul, Griffin and Redick were able to enjoy the game from the bench, content to let the bench finish off lesser opponents. DALLAS >> The NBA’s purest point guard dribbled the ball off his foot, an All-Star big man had the ball stripped away under the basket and one of the most reliable perimeter shooters in the game missed by just a few millimeters.The Clippers’ recipe for disaster was no more complicated than that Thursday night in Dallas, where they lost, 97-95, to the upstart Mavericks at American Airlines Center.Chasing playoff seeding, the veteran Clippers (43-30) did not score in the final 2:30. It was an uncharacteristic horror show. Chris Paul committed two turnovers, Jamal Crawford gave the ball away once, Paul airballed a mid-range jumper and, with a chance to take the lead in the final seconds, Blake Griffin lost the ball under the hoop.“You may get one of those three or four things happen in a game,” lamented Crawford, “but you don’t get four in a row.” Their return to crunch-time minutes was tough to swallow, but one they might have a tough time forgetting.The Clippers were eager to dismiss the lack of poise — and “lack of focus,” Griffin said – as an anomaly. This is a veteran team that has triumphed in many close games. But with just nine games left in the regular season they find themselves in a tight cluster with the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder for the fourth, fifth and sixth seeds in the Western Conference.“This time of the year,” Griffin said, “losses I think impact you a little bit more because you can actually see the standings and see the race come down to the final however many games it’s going to be.”The Clippers trail the Jazz by 1.5 games for the fourth seed. The teams face off Saturday at Staples Center.Things started to get out of hand for the Clippers earlier in the fourth when they were nursing a two-point lead. Paul received a technical foul for arguing a non-call with 5:20 remaining. After Seth Curry made the technical free throw, Crawford was whistled for a foul prior to the ball being inbounded, leading to another Mavericks’ free throw.“We had a lot of little miscues,” Rivers said. “The foul before the ball, that’s one point. The tech, that’s one point. I just thought we had poor execution on a few plays.”NOTES: J.J. Barrea was ejected for a flagrant foul 2 with 5:29 left in the third quarter when he shoved Griffin to the ground after getting caught up in Griffin’s screen at the top of the key. … Curry led the Mavericks with 23 points while Harrison Barnes added 21. … The game included the last two active members of the 1998 NBA Draft, Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Pierce. Pierce, who has announced he will retire after this season, was scoreless in 10 minutes. Nowitzki played 29 minutes and finished with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and a pair of steals.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more