V.Ships Offshore, part of V. Group, has been awarded a new ship management contract by Milaha Offshore to provide full technical and crew management services for their self-propelled jack-up lift boat – the Milaha Explorer.The ship management services will be delivered from V.Ships Offshore’s newly acquired Bibby Ship Management office in Singapore. The Milaha Explorer, which can accommodate 300 people, will be deployed offshore with an initial crew of 15 in support of field maintenance efforts and is Singapore-flagged.Arvind Mohan, general manager V.Ships Offshore Singapore operation said: “This is the first lift boat owned by Milaha Offshore and we are pleased that our previous experience of managing these types of specialized vessels has been recognized.”Alessandro Ciocchi, director V.Ships Offshore added: “This contract further demonstrates the diverse portfolio of skills and experience, which V.Ships Offshore offers the offshore oil and gas sector, supporting our clients’ brown field operations.”
Government must act now to maintain the UK’s competitiveness and retains its position as a global leader for legal services, says Law Society deputy vice-president.,Law Society deputy vice-president Robert Bourns has urged the government to do more to protect the strength of the UK’s legal sector.In a speech at the Policy Exchange conference on the future of the City, Bourns said the UK faces increasing competition from the likes of New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, who are developing their jurisdictions.Bourns said the government must act now to maintain the UK’s competitiveness and retains its position as a global leader for legal services.In particular, that means a change in business migration policy which currently the UK at a disadvantage to the US.‘Like other UK international businesses, law firms need the support of a public policy framework which is sufficiently flexible to allow us to anticipate and take advantage of changing business needs,’ Bourns told an audience of lawyers, bankers and accountants.The deputy vice-president also called for the removal of trade barriers which keep British goods and services from reaching viable markets. He cited the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement with Canada and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the US as examples of the liberalisation needed.Bourns also revealed that law firms have contacted the Law Society with their concerns over the UK’s future membership of the European Union and its effect on business.He said the uncertainty was ‘unsettling’ at a time when the EU is seeking to move towards a larger, more unified professional services market.Britain’s EU membership was important, he argued, if we are to remain attractive to the European market and sustain our position as the ‘largest legal services market in Europe’.Bourns said the legal sector makes a direct economic contribution of 1.5% of the UK’s GDP, with 67 jobs supported for every 100 jobs in the legal profession.Law Society research has found that every £1 of output of the UK legal services sector underpins £2.39 of output in the UK economy as a whole.Bourns added: ‘To retain its position as a leading economy in this such competitive world, the UK must develop and play to our strengths. The legal sector is one of those strengths.’
FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In a tight race. Over 1,000 residents casts ballots on Tuesday, and hundreds more mailed in their ballots in the weeks leading up to the election and were counted today. Donna Aderhold – yes: 825 no: 1,099, David Lewis – yes: 825 no: 1,098, Cartiona Reynolds – yes: 850 no: 1,073. After a special session was held on June 13, Homer residents vote against recalling three Homer city council members accused of misconduct. Councilors Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds sponsored the resolution which failed 5-1 on February 27 after four hours of public testimony. Ten Homer residents filed the petition to recall the Homer City Councilors who sponsored the ‘inclusivity’ (formerly Anti-Trump) resolution which failed earlier this year. All three council members will remain on the Homer City Council.
Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea that they cannot afford to let their standards slip during a vital few weeks in the title race.The Blues have won nine Premier League matches in a row, with Sunday’s 1-0 victory against West Brom taking them back to the top of the table, three points clear of second-placed Arsenal.Their busy December continues with an away match against Sunderland on Wednesday.AdChoices广告And boss Conte said: “It is important to be focused because this is a very important period.“The Christmas period is very difficult for all teams and it’s important to be focused and to play football with a good intensity.“We have played only 15 games and we must continue in this way, with the players showing real commitment.”Conte is also hopeful that Diego Costa will get through the month without picking up the yellow card that would see the Chelsea striker have to serve a one-match ban. Embed from Getty Images See also:Costa makes it nine wins in a row for ChelseaConte praises Blues and dismisses reports of possible deductionChelsea v West Brom player ratingsChelsea hero Costa praised for ‘incredible’ disciplineCase for the defence: Chelsea look as solid as they did during Mourinho’s best yearsChelsea to consider another Kenedy loan move Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Amazon Shares: with Only £250 You Can Get a Monthly Fixed Income x No Senior in Local Area Should Go Without This £49 Smartwatch x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Chilling Photos Taken Moments Before It All Goes Wrong x This New Air Conditioner Under £70 with No Installation Necessary is Selling out x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Paul Merson has told talkSPORT he is amazed Arsenal have allowed Jack Wilshere to join Bournemouth for the whole season.The Gunners legend believes the injury-hit midfielder could have made a major impact for the club this term and claims Arsene Wenger may come to regret sanctioning the long-term loan deal.“I was shocked they let him go,” said Merson, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“This is a long, long season. They are in four competitions and, for me, they haven’t got a Jack Wilshere in their team.“If I am 1-0 down with ten minutes to go, who do I want to come on: Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Jack Wilshere?“Jack Wilshere is the one that can make things happen, especially in a tight game where teams are sitting 11 behind the ball.”Merson believes Wilshere will be ‘hurt’ by the decision to send him out on loan for a year.And he fears the 24-year-old, who has been at Arsenal since the age of nine, could decide his long-term future lies away from the Emirates.“He will be hurting,” said. “I know he said he wants to go out on loan but when I was around you went for a month or two months or three months. A year is a long time.“Who is to say he can’t rip it up in the next month and win Player of the Month in the Premier League and then Arsenal are sitting there having just lost two games and all of a sudden, it is like why are you letting Jack go for a year?“My worry is will he lose the love of Arsenal. He could easily look at this and think, why am I the one going out on loan?”