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United Airlines' MileagePlus program is adding cruises

Photo courtesy of Port of Houston AuthorityUnited Airlines MileagePlus members can now redeem miles for cruises.United Airlines said today it is expanding its MileagePlus frequent traveler loyalty program to include new cruise travel redemption options.MileagePlus members residing in the 50 United States will now be able…

Brooks on Beer: Mare Island Brewing

The last time there was a brewery on Mare Island, near Vallejo, was 1918. The Solano Brewing Co. was a casualty of General Order 99 imposed by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, who decreed that there would be no alcohol on naval ships or anywhere near a naval base. That's also where we get the colorful phrase "cup of joe…

INTECSEA to FEED Buckskin/Moccasin - OE Digital

Chevron awarded INTECSEA a contract to provide engineering and long-lead procurement services for the front-end engineering & design (FEED) phase of the Buckskin/Moccasin development in the Gulf of Mexico. Buckskin and Moccasin are located in the Keathley Canyon. The Buckskin prospect is located about 190 mi. southeast of Houston, and 44 mi. west of the Chevron-operated Jack discovery.

Gulf Craft to Globally Launch Latest Superyacht at Dubai International Boat Show

, is gearing up to make a number of breakthrough announcements at this year's Dubai International Boat Show, with an impressive display of its latest superyachts, sport cruisers and leisure craft. will globally launch its latest superyacht, the Majesty 122, at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), which runs from 3-7 March 2015. leading the yacht-building industry both regionally and globally.

FedEx And UPS Refuse to Ship a Digital Mill That Can Make Untraceable Guns

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with UPS’s statement on its refusal to ship digital milling machines used to create firearms.The new generation of “maker” tools like 3-D printers and milling machines promises to let anyone make virtually anything—from prosthetic limbs to firearms—in the privacy and convenience of his or her own home.

'Ireland is a growth market for tractor sales'

The island of Ireland is a growth market, where tractor sales are concerned, according to Same Deutz-Fahrs recently appointed Managing Director for the UK and Ireland Mark Ormond.The former Lemken General Manager takes up his new position on March 1 and said that tractor sales are under pressure across Europe at the present time,And this is a direct response to the pressure on commodity prices.

Navy's New Maritime Strategy Includes More Destroyers to Pacific

U.S. Navy leaders' plans to forward deploy two more destroyers to Japan and base another attack submarine in Guam appear to be part of a new maritime strategy expected to be released by the Navy next month.While most of the details of the new strategy for the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard will not yet be discussed by Navy officials…

Tocardo Tidal Turbines agrees to acquire Swantubines Intellectual Property

Tocardo Tidal Turbines, producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, has reached agreement for the acquisition of Swanturbines Intellectual Property, including the patented subsea tidal turbine technology and deployment methods. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed“For a long time, Tocardo has been impressed by Swan’s technology…

US navy underwater drone: Its a shark!

The U.S. Navy have used some pretty cool vehicles and gadgets in the last few years, like stealth-modified helicopters, satellite linked helmets and even tactical canine body armour. But when it comes to keeping the waters safe, the navy’s new GhostSwimmer might just steal the limelight.Image via the U.S. NavyThe GhostSwimmer…

Statoil selects Asco for Mariner services

Statoil has chosen UK-based oilfield support services firm Asco for its supply base and warehousing services on the UK North Sea Mariner field. The contract comes under two five-year contracts, with extension options, due to start in Q1 2016, with the supply base and warehousing facility operated from Peterhead, north of Aberdeen.

"Putin verfolgt nur ein Ziel" - Russland

Als Direktor des Meinungsforschungsinstituts Lewada in Moskau weiß Lew Gudkow genauestens Bescheid über die Stimmung und Werthaltungen der Russen. Obwohl die russische Führung das Institut auf die Liste "internationaler Agenten" gesetzt hat, ist sie paradoxerweise auf die Daten, die Lew Gudkow erhebt, angewiesen. Gegenüber erläutert der Soziologe…

Europe Should Resume Shipbuilding

In the EU journal Parliament, Portuguese Member of European Parliament João Ferreira has proposed a five-point plan to stimulate growth in the EU shipbuilding industry. He said that after a decline in industrial activity since the 1970s, the region’s shipbuilding industry had become increasingly successful and dynamic in recent years.

Shipbuilding financing market sees glimpse of hope amid depression

Although shipbuilding financing remains tight, policy-directed orders and finance leasing have been growing fast. For China’s shipbuilding industry that is in the midst of reform and upgrading, the situation may be like what Sun Licheng, head of China Classification Society, has characterized as, “Finance is like water…

Iridium's (IRDM) CEO Matt Desch on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM)Q4 2014 Results Earnings Conference CallFebruary 26, 2015 8:30 AM ETExecutivesSteve Kunszabo - Executive Director, Investor RelationsMatt Desch - Chief Executive OfficerThomas Fitzpatrick - Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative OfficerAnalystsJames Breen - William BlairAndrew…

World's largest container ship docks in London

One of the largest container vessels in the world pulled into the London Gateway port this morning (Thursday). The 400m long ship is the largest to have ever navigated the Thames and weighs 200,000 tonnes and is the size of four football pitches, the Evening Standard reports. The Munkebo Maersk left Harwich, Essex early this morning and pulled into London just after 7am.

Major Water Main Repairs Begin in Pittston Area

Hughestown, Luzerne County -- With the turn of a shut off valve at Parsonage and Center Streets, water was cut early Wednesday afternoon to 70 Pennsylvania American Water Company customers in Pittston and Hughestown. Hours earlier, a crew from Leeward Construction, Inc. pumped water and excavated around the problem area.

Pacific Radiance Posts 20% Rise in 2014 Net Attributable Profit to $68.3M

Singapore's Pacific Radiance Ltd. (Pacific Radiance or the Group), a provider of integrated offshore marine services in Asia and beyond, reported Thursday a 20 percent rise in net attributable profit (PATMI) to $68.3 million for the full year ended Dec. 31, 2014 (FY14).The year's higher earnings was mainly supported by…

Helicopter still under repair at Hibernia - Local

A week after being grounded on the Hibernia oil platform, a helicopter used for transporting workers to and from shore remains at the offshore installation.Weather is the hang-up, according to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) and the company responsible for the aircraft,Cougar Helicopters.Cougars…

Liquid Natural Gas and Emissions Reduction Costs

By Leslie Abrahams and Costa Samaras While much of the eastern U.S. is trying to keep warm during the recent Alaska-like cold snap, its useful to remember the winter of 2006. The residential price of natural gas, which heats more than half of U.S. homes, was more than $16/thousand cubic feet (MCF). Today, residential delivered gas is closer to $9 and the U.S.

Like the real estate motto, Maine offers location, location, location

During hard times or hard winters, Maine and Mainers chug along. Yet there are always those asking how Maine can grow and prosper.Recently, I had an interesting conversation with Peter Vigue, chairman of the Pittsfield-based Cianbro Cos., the largest construction firm based in Maine, with $530 million in annual sales and 4,000 employees.