Wärtsilä to Power Thun Tankers New Ships

first_imgzoom Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engines, propellers, and fuel supply systems for four new tanker vessels being built for Sweden-based Erik Thun AB.The ships, which will run on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and diesel, are under construction at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands. Wärtsilä said that its order was booked in the first quarter of 2017.The 115-metre-long coastal tankers feature a ‘next generation’ design focusing on high energy efficiency, low noise levels both above and below the water, and environmental sustainability. The Wärtsilä solutions were selected “primarily because they meet all these criteria,” according to the company.The full scope of supply for each of the four vessels includes a 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel main engine, a Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel supply system, a Wärtsilä Gas Valve Unit (GVU), and a Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) with HP nozzle. The equipment will be delivered to the yard commencing in 2018.“The fuel efficiency of the Wärtsilä 34DF engine, whether in gas or diesel mode, was a prime consideration in its selection for these ‘next generation’ tankers,” Aaron Bresnahan, Vice President, Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said.When delivered, the ice-class 1A vessels will be capable of handling the year round sailing conditions in the Baltic Sea.last_img read more

Angelina Jolie Has Further Surgery To Reduce Cancer Risk

first_imgAngelina Jolie has revealed she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a cancer preventative procedure, following her double mastectomy two years ago.“I wanted other women at risk to know about the options,” she wrote in an op-ed in the New York Times. “I promised to follow up with any information that could be useful.“I feel deeply for women for whom this moment comes very early in life, before they have had their children. Their situation is far harder than mine. I inquired and found out that there are options for women to remove their fallopian tubes but keep their ovaries, and so retain the ability to bear children and not go into menopause. I hope they can be aware of that.“My doctors indicated I should have preventive surgery about a decade before the earliest onset of cancer in my female relatives. My mother’s ovarian cancer was diagnosed when she was 49. I’m 39.“It is not easy to make these decisions. But it is possible to take control and tackle head-on any health issue. You can seek advice, learn about the options and make choices that are right for you. Knowledge is power.”To read the full article, click here.Source:NYTimes.comlast_img read more

Bharatiled supporters abuse OC of Khejuri women PS

first_imgKolkata: BJP supporters abused the officer-in-charge of Khejuri Women police station on Wednesday, after they were prevented from entering the area where prohibitory order under section 144 CrPC has been promulgated.The trouble started when police stopped the BJP supporters, led by Bharati Ghosh, on their way. The state administrative headquarters have instructed the police to take stern action against the saffron party and arrest those involved in abusing the OC. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataProtesting against the resistance from the police, Ghosh got down from her vehicle and sat on the road, demanding allowance to go inside the police station, where BJP had undertaken a thana gherao programme. But when police refused to allow them, the BJP supporters got agitated and hurled bricks at them. When the officer-in-charge Anuska Maity reached the spot, she was manhandled and abused. The police resorted to lathi-charge and dispersed the mob. The police soon began house-to-house raid to arrest the culprits. It may be recalled that the trouble at Keshpur began since Bharati Ghosh, BJP candidate for the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, lost to Dipak Adhikari alias Dev of Trinamool Congress. Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress leaders of West Midnapore alleged that BJP and CPI(M) cadres had threatened some of their supporters to leave the party.last_img read more

Twitter Posts Job Listing for Someone to Help With Its IPO

first_img This story originally appeared on Business Insider How Success Happens July 30, 2013 Twitter is going public (at some point) and it’s looking for help. USA Today found a Twitter job listing on LinkedIn for a financial reporting manager. The listing says the person who gets the job will be, “Responsible for preparation of monthly reporting materials, quarterly/annual financial statements and Form S-1 when we are ready to go public.”When is Twitter going to be ready to go public? Sooner than later, it seems.There was a report last week that it was planning to file for the IPO at the end of the year, and get listed at the start of next year.  Listen Now Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. 1 min readlast_img read more