November 18

New timelapse masterpiece Romulić & Stojčić study: Timeless Beauty – Croatian natural heritage

first_imgThe most famous and most awarded Croatian photographers Mario Romulić and Dražen Stojčić from Osijek after impressive timelaps videos of Hvar, Baranja, Motovun, Šibenik, Krka National Park and others showed a new excellent timelapse video that shows all the charms of Croatian natural heritage.By the way, Timeless Beauty is the first video that Romulić & Stojčić studio from Osijek shot for the Ministry of Tourism, and another one is planned, which will be dedicated to our historical and cultural heritage. Time lapse is a technique of obtaining a video resulting from a series of photographs taken at a certain interval that gives the impression of an accelerated passage of time. It takes twelve minutes to get twenty-four night photos in a time laps technique that results in one second of video.We should certainly commend the Ministry of Tourism for finally using the best we have to promote our tourism, which we have in our backyard. We all know how important photography and video are in tourism, and to have such, I can freely say, geniuses when we talk about professional photography, and not to use their talent to our “benefit” would be insane.Let us respect ourselves so that others may respect us. And we have something to be proud of, in fact, this is just one small cube in our tourist mosaic. Relax and enjoy Related news:last_img read more

September 28

Highlights of the Year 2017

first_imgSubsea World News Staff February: Emas Chiyoda Subsea in Bankruptcy Filing Emas Chiyoda Subsea (ECS) has filed voluntary petitions for reorganisation under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to facilitate the company’s financial and operational restructuring.In connection with the filing, ECS has received a commitment on an up to US$90 million financing facility from Chiyoda Corporation and Subsea 7. Subject to bankruptcy court approval, the financing will be made available to support the company’s continuing business operations, minimise disruption to its projects and make necessary operational changes.March: ABB Wraps Up Sale of Cable Business to NKTABB has completed the divestment of its high-voltage cables and cable accessories businesses to NKT Cables.The divestment was announced in September 2016. As part of the strategic partnership, ABB and NKT Cables will work together on future project opportunities and R&D.The second quarter of 2017 was highlighted by Allseas as it announced the Nord Stream 2 pipelay contract and started pipe-laying campaign of the TurkStream gas pipeline in the Black Sea. ExxonMobil made a final investment decision to proceed with the first phase of development for the Liza field, offshore Guyana, which led to several awards for subsea companies.April: Allseas Seals Nord Stream 2 Pipelay DealNord Stream 2 AG said it has signed a contract for offshore pipelay of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea with Allseas on 6 April 2017.The contract follows the letter of intent agreed between both parties last December. Other tenders including the near-shore pipelay tenders in Russia and Germany are ongoing.May: TurkStream Pipelaying Kicks OffGazprom informed that the construction of the TurkStream gas pipeline has started in the Black Sea near the Russian coast.Pipelaying is carried out by the Audacia vessel owned by Allseas, the construction contractor for both strings of the gas pipeline’s offshore section. The vessel will be also used for pipe pulling through microtunnels.June: ExxonMobil Declares Liza FIDExxonMobil said today it has made a final investment decision to proceed with the first phase of development for the Liza field, located offshore Guyana.The company also announced positive results from the Liza-4 well, which encountered more than 60 meters of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs, which will underpin a potential Liza Phase 2 development.Q3 2017 was marked by the acquisitions of JDR by TFKable from Poland. Subsea 7 has ordered a new reel-lay vessel to replace ‘Seven Navica’ and subsea compression trains at Statoil’s Åsgard field achieved a milestone with more than 25 000 operation hours.July: TFKable Buys JDRJDR Cable Systems is to be acquired by the Polish manufacturer of cables and wires TELE-FONIKA Kable (TFKable).JDR’s subsea systems, used in the global offshore oil, gas and renewable industries should now enhance the range of cable solutions TFKable can provide. August: Åsgard Subsea Compression Becomes Field-Proven TechBoth subsea compression trains at Statoil’s Åsgard field have achieved more than 25 000 operation hours with an availability close to 100%.The world’s first subsea gas compression facility features two MAN Diesel & Turbo HOFIM motor-compressor units.September: Subsea 7 Orders New Vessel from Royal IHCSubsea 7 has signed a letter of intent with Royal IHC in the Netherlands for the construction of a new reel-lay vessel and associated pipe lay equipment.The cost, excluding capitalised interest, is expected to be below USD 300 million with an early 2020 delivery. The firm contract with Royal IHC is expected to be awarded before the end of 2017, subject to certain conditions and final board approval.Sad news came in the final quarter of 2017 as Subsea UK inaugural chief executive, David Pridden (66), passed away in November following a battle with cancer. On a brighter note, Aker Solutions has been selected to build the largest umbilicals system, for approximately $200 million. Q4 has seen several contract awards for subsea companies, especially in December.October: Aker Solutions to Produce World’s Largest UmbilicalsAker Solutions has won an order valued at more than NOK 1.6 billion ($201 million) to deliver the largest umbilicals system ever.The contract entails delivery of 250 kilometers of steel-tube umbilicals linking a subsea development to an existing offshore platform.November: Subsea UK Says Final Goodbye to Its Inaugural CEOSubsea UK inaugural chief executive, David Pridden (66), passed away following a battle with cancer.David Pridden became the CEO of Subsea UK in 2004, several months after the organisation was formed by Government and the industry.December: Expro Files for Chapter 11 BankruptcyOilfield services company, Expro, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of the next step in its financial restructuring.As previously disclosed, the company has reached an agreement with its key lenders and shareholders to eliminate its entire $1.4 billion of funded debt and $80 million in annual interest payments through an equity conversion, which will fully deleverage its balance sheet. Subsea World News has singled out the most interesting article from each month of 2017 that highlighted the subsea industry.In the Q1 2017, we saw the largest merger in the industry between Technip and FMC Technologies. Emas Chiyoda Subsea went bust and ABB sold its subsea cable business to NKT.January: TechnipFMC Marks Its Official StartTechnipFMC has started operating as a unified, combined company following completion of the merger of FMC Technologies and Technip.TechnipFMC today unveiled its new brand identity and logo, which represent the joining together and integration of two established entities.last_img read more

September 17

Women of Troy to begin year in top-25

first_imgFor the first time since 2006, the USC women’s basketball team has landed in the preseason Associated Press top-25 poll.Returning its core group of players from last season, which includes senior guards Jacki Gemelos, Briana Gilbreath and Ashley Corral, junior forward Christina Marinacci and sophomore forward Cassie Harberts, No. 23 USC enters the 2011-12 season after advancing to last year’s Women’s National Invitational Tournament title game.Stars and stripes · Senior guard Jackie Gemelos helped Team USA win gold at the World University Games last summer in China. – Daily Trojan file photo“It’s obviously great for our program to be ranked among the top 25 teams in the country,” USC coach Michael Cooper said in a statement. “I think the rankings are reflecting what we’ve done in the past two years, and it’s an honor to be ranked. But we still have some steps to take to really solidify ourselves.”Despite posting a 19-12 record in the regular season, the Women of Troy were not selected for the NCAA tournament. USC, however, still advanced to the WNIT title game before falling to Toledo.“We’re really happy where we’re at right now,” Gilbreath said. “That postseason experience was great for us. We built a lot of team chemistry and bonded a lot.”The Women of Troy have plenty of experience and their incoming recruiting class was ranked No. 8 in the nation, featuring guards Ariya Cook and Kiki Alofaituli, and forwards Deanna Calhoun and Alexyz Vaioletama.“The group as a whole is a very, very strong recruiting class,” Gilbreath said. “They’re definitely bringing a lot of talent to our team and they’re going to do a great job for us this year.”The Women of Troy were also picked to finish second in the Pac-12 Coaches Poll, while Stanford received the most votes for the top spot, California came in third and UCLA was selected to finish fourth.In 2006, USC’s last appearance in the NCAA tournament, the Women of Troy held down the No. 19 spot in the Associated Press top-25 poll after a season-opening win. They opened the season No. 22 in the preseason poll that same year.“I think it’s where we belong,” Corral said. “We can definitely build on it, though. It proves we have been working hard and our postseason push last year is exactly what we needed to be confident going into this season.”last_img read more

August 11

Former NFL defensive tackle and cohost of ESPNs

first_imgFormer NFL defensive tackle and co-host of ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning on Arizona Sports 620, Mike Golic has an adoration for the state of Arizona. But all personal opinions aside, Golic believes the Cardinals possess the one weapon that should make them clear-cut favorites to land Peyton Manning.“I think the one thing that [could] break the tie for Arizona is Larry Fitzgerald,” Golic told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo Friday. “Again, that trumps just about everything any other team had.” Two of the NFL’s greats at their respective positions running an offense together in the desert would surely be a historic sight indeed. 0 Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Golic said he was surprised the Indianapolis Colts decided to release Manning — a decision he thinks they may later regret.“Listen, I think the Colts made the wong move,” Golic stated. “I think the Colts should have kept him and still drafted Andrew Luck and had them both because I still think he’s [Manning] going to play well.”Manning is believed to be seriously considering the Cardinals and Miami Dolphins, among other select teams. Golic, who played a short tenure with the Dolphins during his NFL career, expressed concern over whether a quarterback of Manning’s stature would be happy playing in an apathetic market. “Miami is probably, and I played in Miami for a year, it’s one of the worst sports town known to mankind,” Golic explained. “They’re awful.”For Golic, he doesn’t think any team can offer Manning what Arizona can, and for that reason, he believes the four-time MVP would benefit from signing with the Cardinals.“From a team wise, I would take Arizona,” Golic stated. “Again, Miami has Brandon Marshall who’s athletic and good, but Arizona has Larry Fitzgerald. I mean the conversation really ends there.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more