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Graham secures £15m orders for three oil refining projects

first_img Image: Graham has been awarded three oil refining projects in Asia and Latin America. Photo courtesy of Markus Naujoks from Pixabay. Graham has been awarded orders valued at $19m (£15.37m) for three international projects in its crude oil refining market.The orders have been secured for two projects in Asia and one in Latin America.One of the orders is for modernisation of a Southeast Asia refineryThe first order is for a Southeast Asia refinery and involves expansion and modernisation project at the refinery for the production of cleaner transportation fuels.The second project in Asia is for new capacity in the China crude oil refining market.The third order is based in Latin America and involves replacing equipment that Graham originally supplied in the mid-1970s.Graham said that the revenue associated with each of the projects will be recognised by the financial year of 2021, with minimal impact in fiscal 2020.Graham’s president and CEO James Lines said: “These orders contribute to backlog for fiscal 2021 shipments.  At this point in time, we are fortunate to have insight into our next fiscal year’s revenue and profitability potential.  We continue to believe that fiscal 2021 will represent a third consecutive year of revenue and profit expansion for Graham.“We believe that our ability to garner demand originating from our installed base as well as from new global capacity investment is a distinct advantage for Graham.  Each year, we derive approximately 30% to 40% of our revenue from our large installed base.  We continue to have strong participation in global crude oil refining markets with a high success rate for securing new orders.”In September 2018, the US-based construction company, Graham was awarded three orders totaling $17.5m (£14.16m).The first project was to provide vacuum condensers and ejector systems for a new petrochemical facility to be built in the U.S. Gulf Coast.The second order involved providing ejector systems for capacity expansion at a Mideast crude oil refinery.The third order was for replacing a Graham surface condenser that was installed in a US crude oil refinery over 40 years ago. New York-based Graham has been awarded orders for two projects in Asia and one in Latin Americalast_img read more

Business interruption insurance lets down agent as Coronavirus hits

first_imgAn estate agency has been in contact with The Negotiator to complain that the business interruption insurance they paid for prior to the Coronavirus pandemic has failed to pay out, and claimed that many agents are ‘in the same boat’.Mark Rath of Mark Rath Residential in Wokingham, Surrey says he took out a Hiscox policy via Propertymark-approved broker Gallagher to insure them against the lost revenue that an event like the Coronavirus crisis would cause.“The policy says we are covered for any notifiable diseases, which Covid-19 is of course,” says Rath.“We started to make a claim but received a reply from Hiscox saying that it only covered for a notifiable disease that spread inside our office, not outside – but obviously we are outside the office all the time usually doing viewings and since the lockdown we can’t do that.”Rath says he received a generic response rejecting his claim and suggesting he raise a complaint if unhappy with Hiscox’s response.“I just want agents to realise that if they take out this kind of policy, they are not covered for a Coronavirus-type pandemic – I’m not sure I’d bother paying for this kind of cover in the future, therefore,” he adds.Rath says recouping the turnover his business has and will lose during the crisis would have been very useful during the crisis.Set up four years ago, the business has been successful and profitable but has now had to furlough its two staff.A spokesperson for Propertymark says: “While we cannot comment on the detail of customer policies, it is important all suppliers fulfil their regulatory obligations and are seen to treat customers fairly. Members who are not covered by their business contingency insurance should explore the other government support that is available for agents.”Hiscox’s reply“We understand that these are incredibly difficult times for businesses affected by Covid-19,” a spokesperson said.“At Hiscox we strive to pay claims that are covered by the policies we issue fairly and quickly.“However, general business interruption policies across the industry, including Hiscox’s, were not designed to cover the extraordinary circumstances caused by this pandemic.“The Public Authority clause you refer to is designed to cover losses resulting ‘solely and directly’ from an interruption caused by an inability to use insured premises due to restrictions imposed by a public authority.“This means that in no case would it cover losses that would have arisen even if the premises could have been used or accessed, such as those suffered as a result of the wider economic slow-down following the actions the Government has taken requiring people to stay at home.“It is triggered following the happening of certain specific events at, or local to, the premises, for example; a murder, an occurrence of a contagious disease that must be notified to the local authority, food poisoning, problems with the drains or vermin.“For example Legionnaire’s Disease which requires the policyholder to notify the local authority and shut access while it is professionally cleaned.“The government’s decision to impose social distancing preventative measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 across the country is not directly aimed at limiting access to an individual business’s premises, or any particular business premises.“Like terrorism and flood, which have government-backed insurance schemes, pandemics such as coronavirus are so large and systemic that most insurers do not provide broad pandemic cover.“Given the seriousness of the situation, we took senior independent legal advice on how our policy would be interpreted.“The legal view is that the policy does not respond in the current circumstances. We are consulting with our regulators on the actions we are taking, and customer complaints are also being reviewed in line with our usual, robust and fair complaints procedure.“We will be carefully considering each claim to ensure our approach is fair.” HIscox Mark Rath Business interruption insurance April 15, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsJeremy Trott, Hockeys Hockeys 17th April 2020 at 6:11 pmRonnie, who else is involved with challenging this. We are with Hiscox and my broker thought it would be worth appealing.Log in to ReplyRonnie , Flaggs Flaggs 15th April 2020 at 9:23 amI have this insurance and had a totally different reason as to why they rejected the claim. There was an article in the independent at the weekend concerning this, I believe there is a group action starting as HiscoxBJ are simply trying to move the goalposts mid match. I will told initially that I had to have a certificate from the local authority confirming we were required to close, when I pointed out to them that wasn’t the policy wording they came back and said that the policy was not designed for this type of event, it wasn’t in the spirit of the wording. I believe the group action stands a very good chance of success, the policy wording is very friendly and this is absolutely a covered situation.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » COVID-19 support » Business interruption insurance lets down agent as Coronavirus hits previous nextProducts & ServicesBusiness interruption insurance lets down agent as Coronavirus hitsEstate agent Mark Rath says he assumed his policy would help recoup revenues lost during the Coronavirus downturn, but has been bitterly disappointed to discover insurer Hiscox has rejected his claim.Nigel Lewis15th April 20202 Comments2,477 Viewslast_img read more

USS Fort Worth Finishes Navy Acceptance Trials

first_imgThe nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), successfully completed its U.S. Navy acceptance trials and will be delivered to the Navy this summer.Fort Worth is the second surface combatant designed and built by a Lockheed Martin -led industry team. The trials, conducted in Lake Michigan from April 30 to May 4, included a four-hour full-power run and both surface and air detect-to-engage demonstrations of the ship’s combat management system. Major systems and features were demonstrated, including aviation support, small boat launch handling and recovery, and ride control.“Fort Worth performed extremely well during its trials,” said LCS Program Manager Capt. John Neagley. “The ship’s level of completion coupled with Marinette Marine’s excellent craftsmanship resulted in relatively few material deficiencies.”“Lessons learned from our lead ship, USS Freedom, have directly contributed to the successful Acceptance Trials of our second ship,” said Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ship Systems at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business. “As we continue serial production, we’re reducing costs and building these high-quality ships faster.”Other Freedom-variant LCSs include USS Freedom (LCS 1), which is being prepared for her second deployment; Milwaukee (LCS 5), and Detroit (LCS 7), which are under construction. The team also is currently in the early stages of planning and material procurement for Little Rock (LCS 9) and Sioux City (LCS 11), which were funded in March 2012.The Lockheed Martin-led LCS team includes ship builder Marinette Marine Corporation, a Fincantieri company, naval architect Gibbs & Cox, as well as domestic and international teammates.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 08, 2012; Image: imtecgroup USS Fort Worth Finishes Navy Acceptance Trials View post tag: News by topic May 8, 2012 View post tag: Fort View post tag: Naval View post tag: finishes View post tag: Acceptance View post tag: Navy View post tag: trials Industry news View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Fort Worth Finishes Navy Acceptance Trials View post tag: worth Share this articlelast_img read more

Traditionals with a twist ROCK Buns by Fiona Burrell

first_imgThese delicious little cakes suffer from having a name which makes them sound unappetising. In fact they are like a crumbly version of fruit scones and are delicious. They evoke childhood memories of baking at home or at school. They look quirky and distinctive against other cakes, buns and scones.Like scones they are economical to make, but they should be made and sold on the same day, as they stale quickly, although they can be frozen. You can vary the fruit to make, for example, Cherry Rock Buns or Peach Rock Buns. The recipe below contains marzipan instead of some of the sugar. If you use a very sweet marzipan, reduce the sugar further.IngredientsMakes 14-16Self-raising flour 500gButter250gCaster sugar110gMarzipan, grated or finely chopped110gSultanas110gRaisins110gChopped mixed peel50gMixed spice5gMedium eggs, beaten4MilkMethod1. Sift the flour with the salt into a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into pieces and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the grated marzipan, sugar and fruit and mix well. Stir in the eggs and, if necessary, enough milk to bind. The mixture should be quite stiff.2. Put heaps of the mixture, about the size of an egg, on to a greased baking sheet, 5cm/2in apart to allow for spreading.3. Bake for 1520 minutes in the oven, heated to 190C, until pale brown. Transfer the buns on to a wire rack and leave to cool.last_img read more

Blues Traveler Announces 4th Of July Red Rocks Celebration With Leftover Salmon & Jackie Greene

first_imgBlues Traveler has announced their annual 4th of July celebration at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO with support from Leftover Salmon, as well as Jackie Greene.In October, Blues Traveler released a brand-new studio album dubbed Hurry Up & Hang Around, marking the band’s 13th studio album. Hurry Up & Hang Around was written and recorded by Grammy-winning producer Matt Rollings. The iconic five-piece composed of John Popper, Chan Kinchla, Tad Kinchla, Ben Wilson, and Brendan Hill recorded the twelve-song album in Nashville.Tickets for Blues Traveler’s 4th of July celebration go on sale this Friday, February 1st at 10 a.m. (MST) here.For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to Blues Traveler’s website here.last_img read more

South Carolina governor donates plasma for COVID-19 therapy

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and his wife have donated plasma to help patients who have COVID-19 recover more quickly from the disease. McMaster and the first lady contracted COVID-19 in December and doctors encourage people who recover from the disease to donate the blood product. The plasma is then transfused into the bodies of current hospitalized COVID-19 patients to lessen their symptoms and hopefully help them recover faster. The 73-year-old governor spent nearly two hours donating his plasma. Officials say it could help up to four COVID-19 patients. Red Cross officials say demand for the plasma has increased 250% since October.last_img read more

Bills Earn 1st Sweep Of Patriots Since ’99 With 38-9 Win

first_imgStefon Diggs (14) touchdown; Josh Allen (17) Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 28, 2020. Photo by Craig Melvin /, Mass. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills put a cherry atop the changing of the guard in the AFC East.A week after unseating the Patriots as division champions, Buffalo became the first AFC East team in two decades to sweep New England in a season series with a 38-9 victory Monday night.Josh Allen passed for four touchdowns to help the Bills stay in the mix for the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs.The Bills (12-3) last swept the Patriots in 1999. The last division opponents to sweep the Patriots were the Jets and Dolphins in 2000. The Patriots’ 19 straight seasons without losing both games to a divisional opponent was an NFL record. New England (6-9) will finish with its first losing record since coach Bill Belichick’s first season in 2000. Allen was 27 of 36 for 320 yards. He now has 34 touchdown passes, surpassing Jim Kelly to set a franchise single-season record. With his eighth 300-yard game, he also surpassed Drew Bledsoe’s single-season team record of seven.“We’ve got one game left. And all that, it’s cool, the records, this and that,” Allen said. “But the plan is to get to 13-3 and give ourselves a chance in the playoffs. It doesn’t mean much if we can’t get it done.”Stefon Diggs had nine catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns, setting a Bills single-season record for receiving yards.“I’m new to this team so I’m basking in (the) ambience of everybody,” Diggs said. “I’ve got a young quarterback who’s balling.”The Patriots struggled to move the ball for most of the night with running back Damien Harris out for the second straight game with an ankle injury. Cam Newton had a touchdown run but was just 5 of 10 for 34 yards passing before being pulled in the third quarter for backup Jarrett Stidham.Newton’s 34 yards passing are the fewest by a Patriots starting quarterback since 1993.He said the season has been frustrating because the work he has put in hasn’t translated into wins.“I’ve sacrificed so much this year, and it hurts when you have an outing that you have tonight,” he said.Belichick said he hasn’t made any decisions about who will start the Patriots’ finale Sunday against the New York Jets.“It was the opportunity to give him a chance to play,” Belichick said of inserting Stidham. “Cam did a good job for us. I mean, that wasn’t the problem. We were just not very competitive in the beginning.”The Bills had no trouble moving the ball against a depleted Patriots defense that was missing linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley and defensive tackle Lawrence Guy due to shoulder injuries.Their absences were most glaring in the passing game. New England struggled to put pressure on Allen, allowing him time to find open receivers. The Patriots allowed a season-worst 474 yards overall.“They outplayed us across the board, outplayed us and out-coached us,” Belichick said.The Patriots closed to 10-9 on Newton’s 9-yard TD run in the second quarter, but Nick Folk missed the extra point and the Bills pulled away from there.Buffalo used its passing game to march down the field on the ensuing drive. Allen completed 5 of 7 throws for 59 yards and a 4-yard TD to Lee Smith.After a quick three-and-out by New England, the Bills went right back to work.Allen misfired on his first pass of the drive, and then connected with Diggs for 17 yards to get the ball to midfield. Diggs got free again on the next play, slipping behind J.C. Jackson on a slant and sprinting the final 32 yards for the touchdown to make it 24-9.The Allen-Diggs connection worked again on the opening drive of the second half. Allen found Diggs three times during an eight-play, 75-yard drive that ended with an 18-yard TD play by the star receiver.INJURIESBills: S Jordan Poyer was helped off field late in second quarter to be evaluated for a head injury.Patriots: DE Tashawn Bower left in the first quarter with a neck injury. … LB Josh Uche exited in second quarter with a foot injury. … LB Terez Hall left in the third quarter with an ankle injury. … S Devin McCourty exited in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. … C David Andrews left in the third quarter with a calf injury. … RG Shaq Mason exited in the third quarter with a foot injury. … LB Anfernee Jennings left in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury.MILESTONEDiggs became the third player in the 51-year history of the AFC East to top 110 receptions and 1,400 yards receiving in a season. The other two are Wes Welker (New England, 2011) and Marvin Harrison (Indianapolis, 1999).MOVING ON UPWith his TD run in the second quarter, his 12th of 2020, Newton tied Steve Grogan for the franchise single-season record for rushing TDs by a quarterback. It also marked Newton’s 70th career rushing TD, extending his NFL record.UP NEXTBills: Host the Dolphins on Sunday.Patriots: Host the Jets on Sunday. 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

LNG and renewables to drive future profits at leading Japanese power generator

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:JERA, Japan’s biggest thermal power generator and the world’s biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), aims to double its profit by the financial year through March 2026 by stepping up investment in LNG and renewable energy, its new head said.The joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings and Chubu Electric Power Co became a major electricity generator this month with the takeover of 26 power stations owned by its two shareholders and representing about half of Japan’s thermal power capacity.“Our top priority is to smoothly combine the two companies’ power operations and bring synergy,” Satoshi Onoda, who became president of JERA on April 1, said in an interview last week. “We also want to become the global leader in LNG and renewable energy to enhance the transition to a clean energy economy,” he told Reuters.To meet growing demand for cleaner energy from its customers, JERA plans to increase its renewable energy capacity to 5 gigawatts (GW) in seven years, up from 650 megawatts now and increased from an earlier target of 3 GW.“Large-scale off-shore wind power abroad and at home will be our main targets,” Onoda said.“We will fade out the use of old and low-efficient coal-fired power plants,” Onoda said. “But we’ll keep a certain level of coal power, in line with the Japanese government’s policy,” he said.More: JERA aims to double profit by FY25/26 with focus on LNG, renewable energy LNG and renewables to drive future profits at leading Japanese power generatorlast_img read more

The best wellness house in Europe is located in Zminj – Villa Vinčenat

first_imgAt the recently concluded selection of the European family accommodation organization EHHA (Best European Holiday Home) in Brussels, which was attended by 18 countries from all over Europe, Croatia is the absolute winner in choosing the best holiday homes in Europe, and the best wellness house was declared Villa Vinčenat from Žminj!Villa Vinčenat from the village of Vadediji in the Žminj region entered the finals of the “European Holiday Home Award” in the competition of the best tourist apartments and holiday homes in Europe. After the first phase, the expert jury selected eight finalists in each category, and among the finalists were as many as 12 houses from Croatia. Villa Vinčenat was ranked among the eight best family accommodation facilities for health and wellness holidays, and at the gala dinner in Brussels on September 14, it was named the best wellness house in Europe.Superbly designed Villa Vinčenat, measuring 260 square meters, located on the outskirts of Vadedija near Žminj. Modern and well decorated, it provides real comfort and is able to accommodate eight people. The ground floor has a spacious living room with dining area and kitchen, with one toilet and a bedroom with bathroom. On the first floor is a large gallery from which one enters three bedrooms, each equipped with a bathroom. In the basement there is a mini wellness with sauna, bathroom, tavern and fitness room with a view of the outdoor pool through a large glass wall. Next to the house there is a large swimming pool with outdoor whirlpool and a beautiful covered terrace equipped with quality garden furniture, as well as a children’s playground located in a fenced yard.Peace and quiet is a new “luxury” in tourism, and these are cleverly recognized and marketed by some destinations as well as entrepreneurs as a tourist product. Žminj is the seat of the municipality of the same name in the heart of Istria, and the equal distance from Istrian towns on the coast is its real advantage for an optimal tourist vacation. While the towns on the coast are crowded in summer, visitors who long for a complete vacation here can find peace and quiet and enjoy the natural beauty and excellent gastronomic offer. “In the area of ​​the municipality of Žminj, 170 accommodation facilities are registered. Most of them are holiday homes, followed by apartments and rooms. There are no hotel capacities, but that is why there is attractive camping accommodation. This year, the Robinson camp “Freedom” was opened, which offers guests accommodation in nature and sleeping under the stars by the campfire. ” stand out from the Žminj Tourist Board. A place of rich tradition, history and the seat of the Čakavian Parliament, Žminj is also known for its specific speech, which the Ministry of Culture has included in the list of protected intangible cultural assets of Croatia.From year to year, Žminj grows into a real tourist destination, included in the list of “must see”. From the beginning of this year to the end of August, 61.913 overnight stays were recorded in the Žminj region, which is 16,5 percent more than in the first eight months of last year. In terms of the number of tourist arrivals, of which there were 7.084 this year, they recorded a growth of as much as 20,6 percent compared to the same period last year. The structure of guests visiting Žminj is 56,70% from Germany, 7,25% from Austria, 5,23% from the Netherlands and 4,00% from Belgium. “Already recognizable events throughout the year attract many guests to the Žminj region, starting with Easter when a festival dedicated to Istrian pinca and traditional breakfast is organized. In July, one of the most interesting festivals in Istria is held – the Istrian Pasta Festival, which is a real paradise for all lovers of homemade pasta. In addition to numerous other gastronomic events, at the end of August in Žminj is held the largest folk festival in Istria – Bartulja, which brings together visitors from all over the region. Bartulja is recognizable by its rich and colorful fair, where a special place is occupied by autochthonous and traditional handmade products, with which numerous cultural, sports-recreational and entertainment programs are organized. ” they conclude from the Žminj Tourist Board.last_img read more

Consent for Bishopsbridge

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