DIMDEX 2018: Fincantieri, Barzan Holdings eye cooperation Authorities View post tag: Qatar View post tag: Dimdex March 14, 2018 Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and Barzan Holdings, a company wholly owned by the Qatari Ministry of Defense, could possibly cooperate in the coastal defence surveilllance sector in the future. Fincantieri and Barzan Holdings, responsible for empowering the military capabilities of the national armed force in Qatar, have signed a letter of intent to study possible forms of cooperation in the coastal defense surveillance sector, through the implementation of new technologies and program management and maintenance services within the Qatari naval programs.The agreement was signed in Doha by Angelo Fusco, Fincantieri Executive Vice President Naval Vessels Business Unit, and Abdulrahman Fakhro, Barzan Holdings’ Director of Business Development during DIMDEX 2018, a defense exhibition in the Middle East being held from March 12 to 14.As explained, the letter of intent is part of Fincantieri’s business development strategy in the Middle East. In June 2016, the company signed an EUR 4 billion contract with the Qatari Ministry of Defence, for the construction of seven surface vessels as well as support services in Qatar for an additional 10 years after delivery of the vessels.All the units will be entirely built in the Fincantieri Italian shipyards starting from 2018.In line with this result, Fincantieri established Fincantieri Services Middle East in Doha, a wholly owned subsidiary licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre, which will be “the focal point” of all the services and after sales activities on the naval vessels of the group in the country. The company has already entered into local agreements provided by the contract for the supply of services related to the seven vessels. Back to overview,Home naval-today DIMDEX 2018: Fincantieri, Barzan Holdings eye cooperation View post tag: Barzan Holdings View post tag: Fincantieri Share this article
John Mayer and Dave Chappelle have announced that they will reprise their music/comedy duo show, Controlled Danger, on Sunday, December 30th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada.The ongoing tag-team project has started to become something of a tradition following its last-minute, two-night debut at The Fillmore in San Francisco in April of last year, during which Bob Weir joined in for a tune. Chappelle and Mayer reprised Controlled Danger in December of 2017, mounting a much larger performance at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on New Year’s Eve.At the shows, the two entertainers both sing songs and tell jokes, giving them each a chance to try their hand at the other’s craft—buoyed by their long-running friendship and the charismatic chemistry it affords them. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in September, Mayer spoke about his duo performances with Dave Chappelle. As John joked:Advice to anyone who’s struggling as a stand-up comic, one of the best things that you can do is just stand next to Dave Chappelle onstage. If you get the opportunity. He’s better at what he does than anybody is at anything they do. That’s why you go see Dave. He’s a great comic, but you’re also watching someone just nail something. … All I have to do is say two funny things and people walk out going “those guys were hilarious!” …As much as I wanna be a comic, I get a couple jokes in. And then he wants to be a singer, and he’ll sing a couple songs. He’ll sing “Creep”… and I bet you think its the TLC “Creep”, but it’s the Radiohead “Creep”.He went on to marvel at Chappelle’s ability to command a crowd—even when singing—telling a story about watching Chappelle softly start singing Prince‘s “1999” only to have the entire audience singing along with the track’s famous synth lines by the time he hit the chorus. “He’s one of the greatest leaders of a room I’ve ever seen,” Mayer explained. Check out the segment below:John Mayer Talks Dead & Company, Bill Murray. Friendship with Dave Chappelle[Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live]Tickets for John Mayer and Dave Chappelle’s Las Vegas Controlled Danger show go on sale tomorrow, Friday, November 16th at 10 a.m. PST here.