UK-based offshore technology firm Osbit has won a contract by FTAI Ocean to design and build a well intervention tower system.The so-called ‘smart tower system’ is to be installed on FTAI’s vessel M/V Pride and facilitates integrated riserless and riser-based well intervention operations in water depths up to 1,500 metres.Osbit, managing director Brendon Hayward, said: “We are perfectly placed to supply this system with our extensive experience of delivering complex well intervention systems and large-scale offshore handling equipment. Osbit’s smart tower system represents our continued commitment to reducing the risk and cost profile of projects for our clients enabling increased safety and greater operational time offshore.”Jon Attenburrow, managing director at FTAI Ocean, said: “We look forward to working with Osbit to develop the intervention tower and transform the M/V Pride into a world-class well intervention vessel.”
Sumner Newscow report – A 3.9 earthquake was reported in Sumner County Monday morning according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The seismological agency’s website reports the earthquake’s epicenter was located about 8 miles south, southeast of Conway Springs. It struck around 8 a.m.The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office said it had received a couple of calls about the quake.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down South Haven Hick · 309 weeks ago I knew something had happened this morning because my computer monitor rocked violently rising and falling 3 inches on each end. I have had two other incidents this has happened in the past 7 days. I also visually and by touch observed pre-shocks prior to the big one three years ago four different times in three days. Report Reply 1 reply · active 309 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 309 weeks ago You must either have a really bad foundation, or you have no idea what 3″ is. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down South Sider · 309 weeks ago followed up about an hr ago with a 3.1 4 miles west of the first one. Report Reply 0 replies · active 309 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down South Sider · 309 weeks ago Here is a site you can check for instant up dates of any earthquake as they happen. http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/ Report Reply 0 replies · active 309 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down guest · 309 weeks ago It was around 8 am, then another one at 10:23 am http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ Report Reply 0 replies · active 309 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 309 weeks ago Mother Frackers Report Reply 0 replies · active 309 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down fact checker · 309 weeks ago It was around 8 am, then another one at 10:23 am Report Reply 0 replies · active 309 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
DES MOINES — The Republican who leads the Senate Education Committee is championing a plan to get rid of the state mandate that Iowa schools have at least one school nurse and a teacher librarian on staff.“This bill is about returning the authority to local school boards, local administrators and local teachers to make the decisions that make the most sense for their classrooms,” Senator Amy Sinclair of Allerton said to open a senate subcommittee hearing on her legislation.Her proposal also would get rid of the mandate that schools collect data on whether students have had vision and dental screenings as well as a blood test to see if they suffer from lead poisoning. Melissa Peterson, a lobbyist for the Iowa State Education Association, suggested the bill sets up a system of haves and have-nots.“We need to have consistent services provided to our kids,” Peterson said.School administrators said school nurses help administer prescription medications for students and there might be legal liability for schools that get rid of their nurses. Sharon Guthrie, executive director of the Iowa School Nurse Organization, said a quarter of Iowa schools did not have a nurse on staff before the the state mandate took effect.“Human nature tells you that if you say you don’t have to do something, you probably won’t do it,” Guthrie said.Karla Krueger, a professor in the University of Northern Iowa’s College of Education, urged legislators to maintain the mandate for school librarians. She said teacher librarians have contact with every student in their school.“They are teaching students important skills that makes them better readers,” she said. “It also makes them better writers and researchers.”Emily Piper, a lobbyist for the Iowa Association of School Boards, said most of the ideas in the bill came from school boards seeking more local control.“It’s not our intention…to put children at risk,” she said. “It is our intention to try to better focus our attention and energies.”A Republican senator who joined Sinclair in supporting the bill says he’s interested in reducing administrative costs in schools and he sees this bill as one way to do that.