Golden Energy Offshore Services has entered into a term sheet with Golden Energy Offshore Management Holdings for the possible acquisition of Golden Energy Offshore Management.Pursuant to the term sheet, the company will, subject to a successful acquisition of the four vessels previously announced, acquire GEOM for a net purchase price of USD 5 million to be paid by the issuance of shares in the company.To remind, Golden Energy Offshore Services has secured financing and reached an agreement with Neptune Subsea to acquire its two IMR & light construction vessels Larissa and Despina and two newbuild PX 121 H multipurpose platform supply vessels (MPSVs) from Nantong Rainbow Offshore & Engineering Equipments.CEO, Per Ivar Fagervoll, said: “I am very pleased that we have been able to reach an agreement to include Golden Energy Offshore Management into the Golden Energy Offshore Services sphere. Being the manager of the company’s vessels, and also of any new vessels in addition to the prospective new vessels Energy Duchess, Energy Empress, Larissa and Despina, Golden Energy Offshore Management is a natural inclusion in the GEOS-ME which we believe will add value for our shareholders. “In addition to performing management for the company, Golden Energy Offshore Management performs management for other customers which we believe would further strengthen the position of the company through a diversification of the business. We are, and continue to be, committed to create additional shareholder value in the Company for the benefit ofexisting and new investors.”
The year 2015 is almost finished. I’ve written 70 articles in the Energy Vanguard Blog and this one makes 49 here at GBA. I’ve been to a bunch of conferences and talked to a lot of people. A lot of thoughts about building science, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and more have gone through my head. (Not to mention all the thoughts about skiing, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, and those things that I never let out of the confines of my skull!)As I sit here at the end of the year looking back on all of it, here’s what I see as the best and most interesting stuff I’ve written and thought about.10. My New Favorite Duct DisasterOf course, there’s always the fun stuff like this absolute monster of a duct system. And I don’t mean that in a good way. The photo above shows part of it, but if you click the link above, you’ll see a bit more.9. The Layers and Pathways of Heat FlowI’ve been teaching this stuff in classes for years, and this year I finally wrote it up for public consumption. Combine this with some of my other articles—like the one about the mind-blowing hole in your building enclosure and the one about flat vs. lumpy insulation — and you’ll have a good understanding of insulation and heat flow.8. California Mistakes Put Spray Foam Insulation on the ‘Bad List’Oh, California. There may be good reasons to be cautious about spray foam, but you sure didn’t get this one right. The official recommendation was to include spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation in the first three Priority Products in the Safer Consumer Products Program.7. Introduction to the Physics of Water in Porous MaterialsJoe Lstiburek teaches this stuff in his two-day Building Science Fundamentals classes, and I’ve seen versions of it in some of his presentations. It’s also really important stuff that can help you understand how to protect buildings from those three things that cause the most problems in buildings: water, water, and water. (That’s from the late Gus Handegord, a Canadian building scientist.)6. Green Builder Coalition’s WERS – Water Efficiency Rating ScoreAnd speaking of water, it’s kind of important to everything we do. In fact, it’s right up there with energy. The Green Builder Coalition has been working for nearly two years to put together a program similar to home energy ratings but based on water efficiency. (RESNET’s working on a similar program, but GBC’s program is already out there and getting some traction.) New Mexico is already implementing the program, and you can read about it in this article.5. Nest Thermostat Data Unveiled at ACI ConferenceMichael Blasnik got permission to share some of the data that all those Nest thermostats have been collecting for the past few years. The room was packed. Blasnik had a multitude of charts. The data did not disappoint. Click above to read all about it.4. Winterizing Your Home? Don’t Caulk the Windows!Every fall I have to write about this topic, it seems, as the media trot out their silly advice about caulking your windows and weatherstripping your doors. This article, I believe, is the best one I’ve written on the topic. Be sure to read the followup article I wrote, too: Winterizing Tips That Work.3. Is This the End of the Double-Wall, Cold Sheathing Scare?Vapor diffusion is, Martin Holladay says, the bogeyman of building science. It’s been the source of a lot of confusion and misinformation and is rarely the source of moisture problems. With thick walls packed with vapor permeable insulation, however, it can be a problem. In a study from Building Science Corporation, the exterior sheathing of a home with double-stud walls got wet because of vapor diffusion. This was my article explaining their study, in case you don’t want to read the whole 72 page paper yourself.2. Electricity Demand and the Duck CurveI ate duck a couple of nights ago. The “duck curve” has nothing to do with real ducks. It has to do with electricity production and use and the shape of a utility company’s load profile throughout the day. It has to do with the increasing amounts of solar electricity in the mix. It has to do with problems that occur when utilities have to ramp up more quickly than is possible as the sun goes down.And it could be hitting your state already.1. The evolution of “smart”What’s happening with the electricity grid is part of this, but the thing that really captured my attention this year was self-driving cars. It started when I listened to an episode of my favorite podcast, 99 Percent Invisible, called Johnnycab (Automation Paradox, pt. 2).In that podcast, Roman Mars talked about cars that would do the driving for us, of course, but the bigger idea was getting to the point where we don’t need to own cars anymore. We just call for a self-driving car when we need one. And when all the cars on the road are self-driving, we’ll be able to reduce lane size because they’ll be programmed with great precision to avoid each other. The name of that episode also hints to a darker side. Johnnycab was the name of the robot-driven taxis in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall — but hey, let’s focus on the positive here.I heard of a similar idea on another podcast, The Unconventionals. There’s a company named Bridj in Boston, and they’re somewhere between a taxi and a bus, but optimized with big data on traffic patterns and the movement of people from one place to another. You should check it out. There’s some really cool stuff happening out there that’s changing the world. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.
Throughout the tennis pro’s year, Ohanian has been her biggest supporter, frequently posting messages of support online. When Williams tied Steffi Graff’s Grand Slam record at Wimbledon this past summer, Ohanian shared how proud he was on Instagram. Ohanian, 33, also commented on the Reddit post, which was accompanied by a graphic showing the proposal. He wrote, “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.” Additionally, he confirmed the news on his Facebook page by sharing his fiancée’s post and commenting, “She said yes.”The newly engaged couple, who began dating in Oct. 2015, are notoriously private, but Williams has occasionally mentioned Ohanian on social media. Most recently, the Olympian shared an image of the couple in costume on Nov. 28. Serena Wiliams and Alexis Ohanian (@serenawilliams Instagram/@alexisohanian Twitter)Tennis star Serena Williams is engaged to her boyfriend of a year, Alexis Ohanian. The 22-time Grand Slam champion announced the news on her official Reddit page, marking a very public showing for the very private couple.Williams, 35, detailed the story on Thursday, Dec. 29, explaining that she and the Reddit co-founder took a trip to Rome, where they first met.
San Diego Humane Society offers free pet food to federal employees affected by the shutdown Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 13, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The San Diego Humane Society is offering free pet food for federal workers who are affected by the shutdown.On Monday, Jan. 14, the PAWS San Diego team will set up temporary distribution centers at all three of San Diego Human Society campuses (Oceanside, Escondido and San Diego) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You may receive two bags of pet food per family: 1 dog + 1 cat OR 2 dog or 2 cat (dog food = 8 lbs. and cat food = 4 lbs.).To receive the free pet food, you need to bring proof of federal employment like an ID card or pay stub.All food will be available on a first come, first serve basis. January 13, 2019
Professional attendance at U.S. tradeshows was up dramatically in the second quarter of 2013, according to a report released recently by the Center for Exihibition Industry Research (CEIR).Attendance jumped 3.9 percent compared to the same quarter in 2012 and represents the largest bump in that metric since the first quarter of last year.Overall, a composite of all the indices studied by CEIR indicates the exhibition industry grew 1.2 percent in the second quarter, down slightly from the same quarter last year when overall growth was 1.5 percent and about even with the first quarter of 2013 when the industry grew 1.3 percent. Nevertheless, it represents the 12th consecutive quarter of growth for an industry that was hit hard in 2008 and 2009 by the recession. To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! “The exhibition industry has effectively weathered the recession,” says CEIR economist Allen Shaw in a statement, “and is a valuable business practice, despite ongoing uncertainty from lawmakers in Washington.”Referring to that “ongoing uncertainty from lawmakers,” the government sector had the most substantial decline of any of the 14 industry sectors that CEIR monitors. Overall activity in government-related shows dropped nearly 10 percent compared to the second quarter of 2012.The strongest sectors were professional business services, raw materials and science (both growing 3.9 percent) and food (3.4 percent).While drastic budget reductions at multiple levels of government and the ongoing federal sequestration were clear indicators of the problems with the government sector, somewhat baffling was a decline in shows related to building, construction, home and repair, which declined by 1.8 percent despite a recent resurgence in real estate, construction and home sales.The 1.2-percent growth in the exhibition industry lagged only slightly behind growth in the larger economy, as indicated by the growth during the same quarter of real gross domestic product of 1.4 percent.The CEIR Index was on par with GDP in the first quarter after lagging behind it since early 2012. The CEIR Index is determined by a formula that takes into account four metrics: net square footage, professional attendance, number of exhibiting companies and gross revenue.The average number of exhibitors at shows declined 0.5 percent compared to the same quarter last year, the first time that metric had not seen a rise since 2010. Net square footage was flat compared to last year’s Q2 report, when it was up a slight 0.1 percent.