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Short Course.

first_imgThe registration fee varies but generally runs around $50 for the whole course, including refreshments each night and a 700-page notebook. Local coordinators can tell you the actual fee. Anyone completing six of the seven sessions will also get a Master Tree Farmer certificate, plus a cap and a patch for a jacket or shirt. Even if you don’t own any trees, the “Master Tree Farmer 2001” satellite short course may well be worth your time. If you do own forest land or are considering buying some, you won’t want to miss the only satellite broadcast of its kind for Southern forest landowners.At 23 sites in Georgia, the short course will be every Tuesday night from Feb. 6 to March 20. To find the nearest site, visit the Master Tree Farmer Web site at Or call Ben Jackson at (706) 542-9051. Or e-mail him at sessions will begin at 7 p.m. EST and end at 10 p.m. Participants will be able to ask questions of the speakers through a toll-free number. The local coordinator and forester will also handle questions during breaks and until 10:30 each evening.’Everything You Wanted to Know…’The course covers:Feb. 6 – Introduction to Forest Management, Terms and Concepts.Feb. 13 – Estate Planning, Taxation and Basic Forest Finance.Feb. 20 – Managing for Pines (Natural and Artificial).Feb. 27 – Managing for Hardwoods (Uplands and Bottomlands).March 6 – Timber Marketing, Security and Harvesting.March 13 – Wildlife Management (Game and Nongame).March 20 – Forestry Services and Programs for the Landowner.last_img read more

Retailers urge ‘Super Committee’ to help states by closing sales tax loophole

first_imgThe Vermont Retail Association, as part of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), along with 125 business groups and employers from across the country is asking the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to include in their recommendations to the House and Senate a provision that would close the online sales tax loophole that they claim is harming brick and mortar retail businesses and the communities they serve. The private companies involved include Walmart, JC Penney and Barnes & Noble.RILA Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Katherine Lugar urged the super committee to help Main Street retailers and the states by including e-fairness legislation in the final recommendations made to Congress.”Government should no longer be picking winners and losers by giving a handful of online retailers special treatment.  Closing this loophole would create a true free market and would be a win-win for job creators and the states as they grapple with high unemployment and their own budget struggles. “Given the likelihood that any solution that reduces the federal budget deficit will also affect the states, this is the perfect opportunity for Congress to return power back to the states and give them authority over their own sales tax collection laws. “Congress has a unique opportunity to help job creators and the states at the same time, and we urge members of the super committee to include e-fairness legislation as part of any comprehensive deficit reduction package.” Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is a trade association of the largest and most successful companies in the retail industry. Its member companies include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales. RILA members operate more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers, have facilities in all 50 states, and provide millions of jobs domestically and worldwide. Copy of Letter Sent to Lawmakers BelowNovember 2, 2011The Honorable Patty MurrayCo-Chair, Joint Select Committee on Deficit ReductionU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510The Honorable Jeb HensarlingCo-Chair, Joint Select Committee on Deficit ReductionU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515Dear Senator Murray and Representative Hensarling:The undersigned companies and state and national trade associations write today to ask that you include in your recommendations to the House and Senate a provision that would close a loophole harming traditional bricks-and-mortar retail businesses while assisting the states in collecting approximately $23 billion in uncollected state sales taxes that are currently due on Internet and catalogue sales. At issue is a decades-old Supreme Court ruling, which was issued in 1992, before the pervasiveness of today’s Internet commerce, and which prohibits states from requiring remote sellers to collect sales and use taxes owed on purchases from out-of-state vendors. This loophole has created an uneven playing field for bricks-and-mortar retail businesses that face a price disadvantage, has led to budget shortfalls for states as sales taxes go uncollected, and an undue burden on consumers who do not realize they owe the sales tax if it is not collected by the seller, leaving them to face penalties and increased scrutiny from state auditors. Main street retailers are jeopardized as a result of the insurmountable price disadvantage created by this government subsidy along with 15 million bricks-and-mortar retail jobs and one in 10 jobs related to shopping centers. Recent data suggests that one in four jobs is directly or indirectly related to the retail sector.Several bills are pending in the House and Senate that would give states the authority to manage their sales tax laws while closing this loophole. H.R. 3179, the Marketplace Equity Act, introduced by Reps.Steve Womack (R-AR) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) provides an option for every state to simplify its sales tax statute and assist vendors with compliance, while providing for a robust small business exemption.S. 1452 and H.R. 2701, the Main Street Fairness Act, introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep.John Conyers (D-MI) would sanction a 24-state compact called the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, providing these states with authority to require collection on remote sales. Senators Durbin, Enzi, and Alexander are also working on a bi-partisan solution, the Marketplace Fairness Act. While all these bills generally accomplish the same goal, they have one item in common: only Congress can grant this authority to the states.As you seek solutions to address the federal budget, any final product will undoubtedly have an impact on the states, which are likewise facing their own budget crises. Consistent with the goals of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Congress has an opportunity to help the states resolve their own budget shortfalls by enhancing states’ rights over sales tax collection authority and in the process closing a loophole that will level the playing field for all merchants. The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction can easily include this authority in its recommendations to the full House and Senate, and we urge you to do so.Sincerely, NATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATIONSAmerican Booksellers AssociationAmerican Specialty Toy Retailing AssociationAmerican Veterinary Medical AssociationAssociation for Christian RetailFood Marketing InstituteIndependent Running Retailer AssociationInternational Council of Shopping CentersNational Association of Chain Drug StoresNational Association of College StoresNational Association of Real Estate Investment TrustsNational Bicycle Dealers AssociationNational Home Furnishings AssociationNational Retail FederationNorth American Retail Dealers AssociationOutdoor Industry Association (OIA)Pet Industry Joint Advisory CouncilProfessional Beauty AssociationReal Estate RoundtableRetail Industry Leaders AssociationSoccer Dealer Association STATE TRADE ASSOCIATIONSAlabama Retail AssociationAlliance of Wisconsin RetailersArizona Retailers AssociationArkansas Grocers and Retail Merchants AssociationCalifornia Business Properties AssociationCalifornia Retailers AssociationCarolinas Food Industry CouncilColorado Retail CouncilConnecticut Retail Merchants AssociationFlorida Retail FederationGeorgia Retail AssociationIdaho Retailers AssociationIllinois Retail Merchants AssociationIndiana Retail CouncilIowa Retail FederationKentucky Retail FederationLos Angeles Area Chamber of CommerceLouisiana Retailers AssociationMaryland Retailers AssociationMichigan Retailers AssociationMinnesota Retail AssociationMissouri Retailers AssociationMountains and Plains Independent Booksellers AssociationNebraska Retail FederationNew Atlantic Independent Booksellers AssociationNew England Independent Booksellers AssociationNew Jersey Retail Merchants AssociationNorth Carolina Retail Merchants AssociationNorth Dakota Retail AssociationOhio Council of Retail MerchantsPacific Northwest Booksellers AssociationPennsylvania Retailers’ AssociationRetail Association of Mississippi Retail Association of Nevada Retail Council of New York State Retail Merchants of Hawaii Retailers Association of Massachusetts Rhode Island Retail FederationSouth Carolina Retail Merchants AssociationSouth Dakota Retailers AssociationSouthern Independent Booksellers AllianceTennessee Retail AssociationTexas Retailers AssociationUtah Food Industry AssociationUtah Retail Merchants AssociationVermont Retail AssociationVirginia Retail Merchants AssociationWashington Retail AssociationWest Virginia Retailers AssociationWyoming Retail AssociationCOMPANIESAbbell Credit Corporation, Chicago, IL Acadia Realty Trust, White Plains, NY AutoZone, Inc.Barnes and Noble, Inc.Bed, Bath, & Beyond Inc.Best Buy Co., Inc.Blake Hunt Ventures, Inc., Danville, CA John Bucksbaum, Private Real Estate Investor/Developer, Former Chairman and CEO of General GrowthProperties, Inc., Chicago, IL Build-A-Bear Workshop®, Saint Louis, MO CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., Chattanooga, TN Cencor Realty Services, Dallas, TX Chesterfield Blue Valley, LLC, St. Louis, MO The Container Store, Dallas, Texas The CortiGilchrist Partnership, llc, Al Corti, Principal, San Diego, CA Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.DDR Corp., Beachwood, OH DLC Management Corp., Tarrytown, NY Donahue Schriber Realty Group, Costa Mesa, CA Edens & Avant, Columbia, SC Evergreen Devco, Inc., Glendale, CA Fairfield Corporation, Battle Creek, MI Federal Realty Investment Trust, Rockville, MD FedTax, David Campbell, CEOL. Michael Foley and Associates, LLC, La Jolla, CA Forest City Enterprises, Inc., Cleveland, OH Gap Inc., San Francisco, CA Garrison Pacific Properties, San Rafael, CA General Growth Properties, Chicago, IL Glimcher Realty Trust, Columbus, OH The Greeby Companies, Inc., Chicago, IL Hart Realty Advisers, Inc., Simsbury, CT David Hocker & Associates, Inc., Owensboro, Kentucky D. Talmage Hocker, The Hocker Group, Louisville, KY Kimco Realty Corporation, New Hyde Park, NY Limited Brands, Columbus OH Lowe’s Companies, Inc.Malcolm Riley and Associates Los Angeles, CA Mary Lou Fiala, CEO, Loft Unlimited, Ponte Vedra Beach Florida Marketing Developments, Inc. MIPlanning Developments, Inc. MIJ.C. Penney Company, Inc.Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.The Pratt Company, Mill Valley, CA The Rappaport Companies, McLean, VA REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.)Reininga Corporation, Healdsburg, CA Safeway, Inc.Sears Holdings CorporationThe Seayco Group, Bentonville, AKThe Sembler Company, St. Petersburg, FL Simon Property Group, Indianapolis, IN Steiner + Associates LLC, Columbus, Ohio Stirling Properties, Covington, LA Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., Greensboro, NC Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN Taubman Realty Group, Bloomfield Hills, MI Tractor Supply CompanyVestar Development Co. – Phoenix AZ Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, AR The Weitzman Group, Dallas, Texas Western Development Corporation, Washington, DC Westfield, LLC., Los Angeles, CA WDP Partners, LLC, Phoenix, AZ Wolfe Properties, LLC, St. Louis, MOSOURCE Retail Industry Leaders Association ARLINGTON, Va, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

Shoulder Season Karaoke

first_imgThe beautiful thing about singing karaoke, is that everyone is bad at it. In fact, if you’re good at karaoke, you shouldn’t be singing karaoke. You should be in a band and not trying to dominate amateur hour. Karaoke is for those of us with no singing ability or stage presence. So, there’s a sort of bizarre inversion with the sport of karaoke, where the worse you are at it, the better you are at it.Did I just refer to karaoke as a sport? I guess I did.I know about the Karaoke Inversion Principle (KIP) because during a recent Whiskey Wednesday, instead of shredding powder (ice) at Breckenwolf, the WW crew descended on a local bar to discover it was karaoke night. And there’s only one thing you can do when you stumble into an open mic situation: Take a shot of whiskey and sing Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic” at the top of your lungs. This is the problem with ski season ending too soon: The Whiskey Wednesday crew is aimless. We’re still going to gather each week, but we’re gathering without a singular purpose. With no Breckenwolf, we’re like teenagers who’ve been kicked off the varsity basketball team. We’re going to get in trouble without sports to keep us busy. It’s only a matter of time before we get arrested for tagging public property.At some point in the near future, it will be warm and dry enough to mountain bike. But right now, we’re in an awkward shoulder season—that space between sports where we don’t know what to do with ourselves. So, we explore things like karaoke. We challenge random people on the streets to foot races. We develop an elaborate but dangerous point system based on each person’s performance during the evening. If you win a footrace, you get points. If you get kicked out of a bar for doing a shirtless victory lap after winning a footrace, you get Shenanigans points.Shenanigans points are the most revered points.Thank god for the climbing gym. That’s become our default activity during shoulder season and allows us the opportunity to burn a few calories before trying our hand at belting moody alternative rock from the ‘90s in front of a bunch of strangers.So, goodbye ski season. Goodbye Breckenwolf. We’ll miss the snow guns and questionable conditions. For now, we’ll wait patiently for mountain bike conditions to improve. And in the meantime, we will devote ourselves to the dual sport days of climbing and karaoke.last_img read more

Mountain America Credit Union eyes the future with optical biometrics

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Mountain America Credit Union has always been a progressive financial institution. But what they’ve done lately sets that progressive bar to a much higher level. Mountain America has implemented an optical biometrics solution, EyeVerify (episode #275), that allows members to use their baby blues to access their accounts in literally (pardon the pun) a blink of an eye.We invited Mountain America’s Angie Nelson on the show to get the details on how this futuristic technology works at the credit union, how well it works, why they went this route, member feedback, and advice for other credit unions looking to venture down this security tech road. continue reading »last_img read more

How to make the most of your credit union’s community events

first_imgA community event is a key opportunity to fundraise or even push a new product or service. Right? Wrong. Well, kind of wrong. Events at your credit union may not come around very often, so when you do have one, take advantage of every opportunity to learn more about your community, your members and the organization as a whole. Here are some tips on how to do that.Be PersonalAt an event, you’re in a perfect position to talk to people. Focus on getting to know your event attendees on a personal level. It’s often difficult to connect with people online, but that can easily be done in person. Ask them about their day. How’s their family doing? Do they have any fun summer plans this year? People are busy, and your members are no exception. Take advantage of that face time while you have them in the room with you.Be ReceptiveEven if the event is all about fun, it’s OK to casually talk a little business, too. When conversing with people, ask them for feedback about your credit union. Do they follow you on social media? What do they think about your online banking? Is there anything that can be improved? By asking these questions and others like it, it not only shows how much you care about your members’ experience, it also puts you in a great position to improve your credit union’s future. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Holocaust memorial should be welcomed

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I can’t believe the negative way people have responded to the Holocaust memorial. This is such a learning opportunity and a piece of history that should be shared. I am an African-American Catholic, so I know all about people trying to stifle touchy issues. Then when someone suggested putting it in some remote location, I was flooded with some of the same emotions I felt when, as a teenager, I couldn’t attend parties because kids’ parents didn’t want me in their house or when people criticize my faith.  This museum should be welcomed. I would be proud to live near it, even if it meant an increase in traffic. I don’t believe people will drive through your yard or living room to get there.Claudia FennicksSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashlast_img read more

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny agrees personal terms with Rennes over controversial summer transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny agrees personal terms with Rennes over controversial summer transfer Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Jul 2019 5:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Laurent Koscielny is attempting to force through a move away from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Laurent Koscielny has agreed personal terms with Rennes as he continues to push for a move away from Arsenal this summer.Frenchman Koscielny has made over 350 appearances for Arsenal since joining the club from Lorient in 2010 and was made club captain following the retirement of Per Mertesacker last year.Despite holding that position, the defender refused to travel with Arsenal on their pre-season tour of the United States, opting instead to remain in London to force through a summer transfer.Koscielny has his heart set on a return to France, with Bordeaux, Rennes and Lyon among the clubs said to be interested in securing his services over the coming weeks.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAccording to French outlet RMC, Rennes are in the driving seat to sign Koscielny after agreeing personal terms with the 33-year-old over a summer switch.Rennes finished tenth in Ligue 1 last season and are coached by the highly-rated Julien Stéphan.The situation has left Arsenal shocked and furious as club captain Koscielny still has a year left on his current contract.Former boss Arsene Wenger, who signed Koscielny almost a decade ago, admits he is ‘very surprised’ by the situation unfolding in north London. Unai Emery with Arsenal defender Koscielny (Picture: Getty)‘I am very surprised by the current situation,’ Wenger told L’Equipe.‘I do not know the whole story, but Laurent’s behaviour with me has always been beyond reproach. I think highly of Laurent as a man.’Current manager Unai Emery, meanwhile, says three players are in with a chance of being named as the next Arsenal captain.Even if Koscielny fails to force through a summer move, he will likely be stripped of the captaincy before the start of next season.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesEmery said: ‘We spoke a little about that. Last year we had Laurent, Petr Cech and Aaron Ramsey.‘At the moment Koscielny has a contract with us but we’ll speak with the club and him about if he will continue or not.‘We have players with the capacity [to be captain], one is Granit, he was a captain in the dressing room. We have others like Mesut, Nacho.‘There are other players who can take this position also. I want between three and five captains in the team.’MORE: Paris Saint-Germain considering swapping Neymar for Gareth Bale in stunning deal Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

MEMO: Governor Wolf Makes Significant Compromises to Reach Agreement on 2016-2017 Budget

first_img Budget News,  Memo To: Interested PartiesFrom: Jeff Sheridan, Press SecretarySubject: MEMO: Governor Wolf Makes Significant Compromises to Reach Agreement on 2016-2017 BudgetDate: June 22, 2016Four months after his budget address, and after talking with Republicans and Democrats about how to achieve a responsible budget, Governor Wolf has compromised on issues ranging from taxes to liquor reform while making it clear that we need to invest in education, fight the opioid crisis, and truly balance the budget with sustainable revenue. These are bipartisan goals – shared by Republicans and Democrats – and we need to finalize a compromise budget that includes these priorities.No Broad-Based TaxesGovernor Wolf initially proposed increased sales and income taxes to balance the budget and fund key priorities like education funding and fighting the opioid epidemic, but yesterday he took these proposals off the table. This is a significant compromise. Governor Wolf still believes we need sustainable revenue to balance the budget. We cannot afford more one-time funds and delayed payments. But he is willing to work with the legislature and agree on proposals like a responsible tax on cigarettes in order to get long-term, sustainable revenue that will fund key initiatives and stave off cuts to programs.Reduced SpendingGovernor Wolf proposed a budget that totals $33.3 billion. Through negotiations with Republicans and Democrats, he has reduced his request by well over one billion dollars. This included flat funding many programs. The governor has made significant compromises, and now it is important to have a thorough and honest discussion about the funding levels we need to make sure the people of Pennsylvania have the services they need.Fighting the Opioid EpidemicGovernor Wolf has traveled the commonwealth for months talking about how to address the opioid crisis. Republicans and Democrats have provided solutions and important feedback that will help Pennsylvania overcome a crisis that has struck every town and every city. But right now, we need to make an investment in treatment for those suffering from addiction. This cannot wait. We need to fund treatment to stop preventable deaths in Pennsylvania. Every month we wait, hundreds of Pennsylvanians die from opioid overdoses. The governor proposed $34 million in his budget for treatment centers. This is an important step, but we need to make sure that we take this step while working diligently on other solutions and ideas.Funding Our SchoolsGovernor Wolf has made improving Pennsylvania’s schools his top priority. Last month, Governor Wolf and the legislature joined together to pass legislation to fairly fund Pennsylvania’s schools for the first time. Now, we have to provide the money to make the fair funding formula work. Governor Wolf is asking for $250 million more for Basic Education Funding, along with $30 million for early childhood education, and $30 million for special education. These are compromises from his initial spending proposals, but they are still important investments that will help Pennsylvania’s students succeed. Pennsylvania has a constitutional obligation to provide a thorough and efficient education to its students, and Governor Wolf is committed to getting our schools back on track. We cannot backtrack and Pennsylvania’s students cannot afford continued divestment in our schools.Liquor ReformLast month, Governor Wolf signed historic liquor reforms that were the top priority of House Republicans. These reforms will improve customer convenience by making wine and beer available in more locations while expanding hours for stores.Pension ReformGovernor Wolf supports pension reform. There are two versions of pension reform before the legislature, and Governor Wolf has said he will sign either version. Pension reform is a top priority of the Senate Republicans and Governor Wolf is committed to working with the legislature to reform our pension system.—Governor Wolf’s compromises have brought us close to a final budget. He has signed liquor reform, taken broad-based taxes off the table, and said repeatedly that he will sign pension reform. He continues to have three simple priorities that he expects this budget to meet.Funding our schoolsFighting the heroin crisisBalancing the budgetThat’s it. The legislature is working hard to finalize a budget, and Governor Wolf is committed to working with them to ensure that we fund our schools, fight the opioid crisis, and balance the budget. After months of compromise and bipartisanship, nothing less will do.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: MEMO: Governor Wolf Makes Significant Compromises to Reach Agreement on 2016-2017 Budget June 22, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

House features $50,000 worth of marble imported from Italy

first_img THE BASICS Most pet-friendly suburbs revealed ST LUCIA MANOR Benchmark set for rooftop living St Lucia Manor has a swimming pool and sauna.Priced at $4 million-plus, the home at 118 Hawken Drive has three separate living rooms, two wine cellars and $50,000 worth of marble imported from Milan in Italy. The home is a “contemporary masterpiece”.Mr Juresic said there was a living room upstairs that connected to a wet bar and wine cellar.“The main wine cellar is temperature controlled and has storage for 500 bottles, while the second cellar has a 250-bottle capacity,” he said.Ideal for a multi-generational family, Mr Juresic said the home would suit young children as next to the master bedroom there is a nursery, and for older children there are rooms upstairs and downstairs. St Lucia Manor has plenty of living areas to entertain friends and family.With three balconies incorporated in the home’s design, there is plenty of space to entertain friends and family.Set on a 579sq m block, Mr Juresic said the home itself spanned 658sq m.Originally there had been an old double-storey home on the site which was demolished for the build. Home inspired by celeb flair MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS Developer: NGU Corp Address: 118 Hawken Drive, St Lucia Price: For sale, priced from $4 million + Inside the ‘smart home’ at St Lucia.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMr Juresic said there was an alfresco entertaining area which featured surround sound, an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue, a wine fridge and teppanyaki grill, and island bench overlooking the large tiled lap pool.Other outdoor features include a sauna, outdoor shower and poolside deck.With no need for a key to the home, Mr Juresic said technology could be controlled by a mobile phone.“The television, cameras, airconditioning, intercom, lights – everything can be done via a phone,” he said.“It’s a smart home”.The property is also a car lover’s dream with the standout feature of a four-car garage which Mr Juresic described as “a living room for your cars”. “It looks so good. You can mop it or hose it,” he said.Mr Juresic has taken his marketing campaign to the next level featuring a private jet, models and luxury cars in the promotional material. One of the spacious bathrooms at St Lucia Manor. St Lucia Manor has been styled by Coco Republic. St Lucia Manor is at 118 Hawken Drive, St Lucia.A stunning triple-storey new build at St Lucia has a multimillion-dollar price tag to reflect its standard of design and state-of-the-art features.Known as St Lucia Manor, developer Emil Juresic, of NGU Corp, said it was the best home he had developed.“I am emotionally attached to this one,” Mr Juresic said.“This isn’t just a luxury home, it’s a home I can see myself living in. The floor plan, the layout and the finishes are of a high standard. I love this home.” last_img read more

Trendsetter Enters Subsea Well Servicing Arena with Its 15,000 psi System

first_imgTrendsetter Engineering has completed live well operations with its new 15,000 psi subsea hydraulic intervention system (referred to as STIM). The STIM system, which had previously been utilized for subsea hydrate remediation work, has now completed seven subsea projects in the GOM since November 2016, in water depths ranging from 2,500 feet to 7,200 feet.The recent live well operation campaign, which was conducted from February through March of this year, consisted of acid stimulation on three wells with water depths as deep as 7,200 feet, pressures up to 12,500psi and sustained pump rates of 10bbls per minute.The campaign was the first to be conducted with a hydraulic well intervention system certified by a BSEE approved independent third party as fully compliant with the new well control regulations, Trendsetter noted.“The deployment of our STIM system is another major step for Trendsetter as we continue our evolution from a subsea hardware provider to a comprehensive offshore oil and gas services company,” said Mike Cargol, vice president of rentals & services for Trendsetter Engineering. “The successful operations of our 15,000psi hydraulic intervention system (STIM) on a live well signals the official entry of Trendsetter into the subsea well servicing market. Working with our Offshore Services Alliance partners C-Innovation and Halliburton, we are excited about what the future holds for both our company and this innovative team.”last_img read more