Bangladesh Salvages Capsized Ferry, 54 Bodies Recovered
Rescue workers in Bangladesh completed the search of a stricken river ferry on Saturday, bringing the number of bodies recovered to 54 two days after the vessel capsized with around 200 people on board. "We were able to salvage the capsized ferry today and there are no more bodies inside the wreck," said Saiful Islam Badal, deputy commissioner of Munshiganj district. About 40 people swam to shore and…
Vietnam Pledged Tough Measures To Quell Anti Chinese Protests
Vietnam pledged on Saturday to quell any outbreak of violence after protests against Beijing this week devastated key industrial centers, due to discontent with the Asian giant oil drilling in a disputed area in the South China Sea South. The principal investigator of the Vietnamese police defended the security forces, accused of failing to control disorder and said "illegal acts" will not tolerate a day before planned protests against China in its major cities.
More Than 3,000 Chinese Evacuated From Vietnam After Violence
More than 3,000 Chinese nationals have been evacuated from Vietnam, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, following deadly rioting that stemmed from an outpouring…
ConocoPhillips Donates $1 Mln to Univ. of Texas, Austin
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) continued its commitment of funding quality higher education at The University of Texas at Austin yesterday with a contribution of $1.185 million. A portion of the donation, $685,000, is intended to support a variety of programs and activities that stimulate interest and professional development among students and faculty in their chosen disciplines within the Cockrell School of Engineering…
NavPlay Launches iPad-based Navigation app
NavPlay’s Interactive App Provides Easy Way to Enjoy Navigation & Share Experiences Capannoli, Italy – NavPlay, an innovative manufacturer of iPad apps, announced today a planning…
Works at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Repair and construction works are being carried out at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, until 15 June. Repair and construction work will entail removal of existing show towers and installation of new triangle frames. Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals. (e) communicate with West Control on VHF 68 for assistance, if required.
Howard Thill Joins Devon to Succeed White
Howard Thill has joined Devon Energy Corporation as senior vice president, communications and investor relations.He has joined the company to fill the position created…
Conditional Settlement of Leighton Class Action
Leighton Holdings Limited announces that it has entered into a conditional agreement to settle the shareholder class action brought against it in relation to the 11 April 2011 disclosure of a revision of its profit forecast for the 2011 Financial Year. The claim was commenced by Inabu Pty Ltd. The class comprises shareholders who purchased shares in the period from 16 August 2010 to 11 April 2011. Under the terms of the settlement, Leighton Holdings will pay $65.55 million (plus costs).
Gazprom Soothes Europe Over Gas Supply Via Ukraine
Russia's Gazprom assured European customers it would continue to supply their gas, after its threat to halts supplies to transit nation Ukraine next month over non-payment. Any shortfall would be the fault of Ukraine, chief executive Alexei Miller told Russian television. Moscow blamed theft by Ukraine for a disruption to exports in a previous dispute. Russia has warned that it will not supply Ukraine with gas in June unless Kiev pays in advance $1.66 billion by June 2…
ITU World Telecommunications And Information Society Day
ITU World Telecommunications and Information Society Day - WTISD 2014, was celebrated on 16th May 2014 at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva to mark the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865 and the creation of the ITU. Broadband for Sustainable Development was the theme of the high level meeting that took place on the occasion and which was attended by the IMSO Director General.
Vietnam Stops Anti-China Protests After Deadly Riots, China Evacuates
Vietnam flooded major cities with police to avert anti-China protests on Sunday in the wake of rare and deadly rioting in industrial parks that deepened a tense standoff with Beijing over sovereignty in the South China Sea. China has evacuated more than 3,000 nationals following the attacks on Chinese workers and Chinese-owned businesses last week, and Beijing had sent five ships on Sunday to bring more people home, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Algerian Reggane Nord Gas Project entering execution phase
A project consortium that includes RWE Dea has signed a major contract for the construction of a natural gas processing plant and infrastructure in the Algerian Sahara for the Reggane Nord project. The contract is valued at US$976 million and represents an important step forward for the project. Representatives of the Groupement Reggane of which RWE Dea is a partner signed the contract to construct…
SPE Awards DNV GL For Its Contribution To Asset Integrity
DNV GL has been recognised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) as the organisation that has contributed most to asset integrity in the Middle East at the 2014 SPE Asset Integrity Workshop entitled “Changing the Culture, Raising the Bar” held on 13-14 May in Abu Dhabi. "It is a great honor and a privilege to have been given this SPE award for the best ‘Company Contribution to Asset Integrity in the Middle East’.
State Won't Pay For Nuclear Decommissioning - Germany
Germany's economy minister has joined Angela Merkel in rejecting talk that utilities might hand over responsibility for decommissioning Germany's nuclear power plants to a new public entity, as the projected costs of decommissioning rise. "It should not be tax payers who pay for the clean-up of atomic waste but rather those who made money for decades through running nuclear power stations,"Sigmar Gabriel told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag in an interview published on Sunday.
Money To Burn: OPEC's Wasteful Energy Subsidies
Fossil fuel subsidies cost governments in emerging markets more than $500 billion every year and are a major contributor to climate change, according to the International Energy Agency…
US Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Fishing Boat Off Virginia Coast
The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old crewmember Saturday from a fishing boat approximately 40 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia Coast. The master of the fishing boat Kirsten Lee contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at 11:15 a.m. Saturday stating a crewmember was suffering from chest pain and needed medical attention. Sector watchstanders launched a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to assist.