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January 2016: U.S. becomes energy superpower

Marita Noon(Photo: (Photo: Energy Makes America Great Inc.))For years, American energy policy was dictated by expected scarcity. But that all changed when the techniques of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing were successfully combinedallowing previously unrecoverable oil and natural gas to be extractedunleashing the new era of American energy abundance.

Universal Technical Institute Inc. (UTI) Hits New 52-week Low During January 12 Session

Universal Technical Institute Inc. (UTI) established a new 52-week low yesterday, and could be a company to watch at the open. After opening at $3.32, Universal Technical Institute Inc. dropped to $3.02 for a new 52-week low. By the closing bell, the company's stock was at $3.04 a share for a loss of 7.32%. Falling to a new 52-week low is never fun for company's shareholder…

Cruise ships calling - Local

A second cruise ship berth at the port of Sydney is a priority for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, however it remains a question of dollars and cents for the province.Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan said Wednesday he supports the municipalitys idea of building a second dock for cruise ships and other vessels…

Wärtsilä To Enhance Performance And Environmental Efficiency Of Flexicycle Power Plant In Mexico

Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, has signed a full scope, 10-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with Central Generadora Electrica Huinala, S. De R.L. De C.V. for their Flexicycle power plant located near Monterrey, Mexico. The partnership between Wärtsilä…

Marine Propulsion Engines Market Analysis By Product (Diesel Propulsion, Wind Propulsion, Gas Turbin

LONDON, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The global marine propulsion engines market is expected to reach USD 10.95 billion by 2020. Significant modernization in marine propulsion as a direct consequence of increased demand for operationally dependable and financially efficient ships is expected to drive the marine propulsion engines market.

The Transformation of Ship Design and Construction, 1820-1920 (New Perspectives on Maritime History

Throughout the 19th century, the shipbuilding industry in America was both art and craft, one based on tradition, instinct, hand tools, and handmade ship models. Even as mechanization was introduced, the trade supported a system of apprenticeship, master builders, and family dynasties, and aesthetics remained the basis for design.

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Brunswick Schedules Fourth Quarter Earnings and Conference Call January 28

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Jan. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2015 financial results on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, before the market opens by way of an advisory release, notifying the public that the complete and full-text results will be available on the Company's website at
Seaborn Networks

Seaborn Networks completes total funding of US$500 million for Seabras-1 Manufacturing commenced on

Seaborn NetworksBOSTON, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seaborn Networks announced today the completion of its US$500 million project funding for Seabras-1, a new transoceanic subsea fiber optic cable system directly connecting points of presence (POPs) in New York City (US) and São Paulo (Brazil). All conditions to this project financing have been fully satisfied…

Madam Secretary Recap 1/10/16: Season 2 Episode 11 Winter Premiere "Unity Node"

Tonight on CBS Madam Secretary airs with an all new Sunday January 10, season 2 winter premiere called, “Unity Node” and we have your weekly recap below. On tonights episode, Elizabeth (tea Leoni) tries to salvage a peace deal with Russia after an unexpected turn of events threatens to dissolve the agreement.On the last episode…

Rex Pro Bono Publico Foundation gives $1 million to local schools

NEW ORLEANS - Living up to its motto, which in Latin means "for the public good," the Rex Organization on Saturday awarded $1 million in grants to 60 local schools and education groups through its Pro Bono Publico Foundation. The Pro Bono Publico Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the Rex Organization, presented $1 million in grants to local schools and education groups on Saturday.

Tug Life: Ben Powell's Barge takes a trip along the Mississippi - SXSW

A frothy wake churns behind the stern of the M/V Mary Parker towboat, pushing a float of barges downriver. Its 6,000 hp on your ass, man, its great! exclaims the captain, waxing about what drives life along the Lower Mississippi.Originating in Rosedale, Miss., the trip wends to the Port of New Orleans and back, taking many days to navigate the hundreds of miles of American South.

Adoration for arts-and-crafts style in Roswell home

At an auction in the early 1990s, Lyman Smiths brother bought a Morris chair with wide arms, rich oak wood and horizontal slat design. Smith was hooked on mission-style furniture.I realized that was the kind of furniture that I had always wanted, he said. Its different from what youve grown up with here in the South.Smith…

Fugro Americas completes first job

On 11 June 2015, Fugro’s premier geophysical survey vessel, the Fugro Americas, successfully completed a data-collection project for a geochemical coring campaign in the Caribbean. The project marks the maiden voyage of the new-build vessel, reports Fugro. Fugro accepted delivery of the new shallow-draft survey vessel in March.

Sam Farag is seeking a Staten Island port for his historic nautical collection

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Sam Farag's ship of dreams is searching for a port.In semi-retirement from his Rosebank business, Worldwide Electronics Corp., Farag is the proud owner of hundreds of historically significant pieces of nautical navigation and communication equipment. And he wants nothing more than to share that history — and his passion — with Staten Islanders.He has the equipment…

Shipyard Staffing: Balancing Supply and Demand

By MarEx 2012-07-19 16:17:52 The good news is yards are hiring again. Hiring is up at shipyards across the U.S., but wages are not and neither is the availability of qualified craftworkers to fill the jobs as welders, pipe fitters, electricians and other skilled positions. “In our region down here on the Gulf Coast…

Delta Queen steamboat may have made its final voyage

The 82-year-old Delta Queen steamboat, the country's only floating National Historic Landmark and a vestige of New Orleans' glory days as a port city, docked for what was likely the last time Thursday night at the Julia Street Wharf.Barring congressional intervention, it was the final stop on the farewell cruise for the…

Docks buzzing with Vigor Industrial evolution

Frank Foti, the chief executive of Vigor Industrial, is a big guy with a broad face, bushy eyebrows that punctuate his stories, a room-filling laugh and hands that look as if they would be most comfortable gripping tools. He appears as if he’s run shipyards his entire career.In reality, Foti was a go-go young executive…

Kevin Quigley: a ‘disruptive force’ picked to head DSHS

When Kevin Quigley first suggested that Gov. Jay Inslee appoint him to lead the state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), he was not exactly taken seriously.It was November, and Quigley made his pitch in an email to public-affairs consultant DJ Wilson, who had been an informal adviser to the Inslee campaign.Wilson responded with a joke.“He emailed me back and said, ‘Well why not CIA?

DNV GL U.S. Regulatory Update

HOUSTON, Jan. 6, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ships constructed on or after January 1, 2016 and entering into the North American or U.S. Caribbean Emission Control Areas (ECA) must comply with the Tier III NOx requirement of MARPOL Annex VI, Chapter 3, Regulation affects any ship whose keel is laid or where the vessel is at a similar stage of construction.