ADNOC signs agreements with Abu Dhabi Ports and Aldar Properties to adopt ADNOC’s Successful In-Country Value Program

first_imgUnder the agreement, ADNOC and both companies will explore potential opportunities for collaboration in creating additional skilled employment opportunities for UAE nationals in the private sector and sourcing goods and services within the UAE. Image: ADNOC signs agreements with Abu Dhabi Ports and Aldar Properties to adopt ADNOC’s Successful In-Country Value Program. Photo: courtesy of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed, today, two comprehensive framework agreements, with Abu Dhabi Ports and Aldar Properties PSJC (Aldar), to explore opportunities for collaboration in relation to ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) Program.The agreements potentially extend the reach of ADNOC’s ICV Program to the logistics and construction sectors and reinforce ADNOC’s commitment to supporting the growth and diversification of the UAE’s economy.Under the terms of the agreements, ADNOC and both companies will explore potential opportunities for collaboration in creating additional skilled employment opportunities for UAE nationals in the private sector and sourcing goods and services within the UAE. In addition, the agreements would see ADNOC and both companies explore the potential for ADNOC to provide training on the implementation and measurement of compliance with the key objectives of its ICV Program.The agreements were signed by Rashed Saud Al Shamsi, Director, Business & Commercial Support Directorate at ADNOC; Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Group CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports; and Talal Al Dhiyebi, CEO of Aldar.Al Shamsi said: “We are pleased to be partnering with these two companies, which share our vision to create, unlock and maximize value for the benefit of the UAE. ADNOC is, and will continue to be, an integral part of the UAE’s economy, and our In-Country Value Program is a central enabler of our commitment to drive progress and development in the nation as we deliver our 2030 strategy.“The program has been a huge success since we launched it almost two years ago and these framework agreements provide a solid foundation to strengthen and extend its reach. It is our firm hope that we can swiftly develop these two agreements into new partnerships that will create long-term and sustainable value for the nation, in line with the leadership’s wise directives.”Captain Al Shamisi said: “As a key enabler of trade and business across the country and the region, Abu Dhabi Ports is fully dedicated to promoting the socio-economic development and growth of the UAE. Today’s framework agreement with ADNOC through its successful ICV Program is a significant milestone in our mutual commitment to providing fuller and richer Emirati employment across all Abu Dhabi Ports’ assets – from Zayed and Khalifa Ports to KIZAD’s industrial zones.The success of the transport and logistics industry of tomorrow is dependent on the investment in the excellence of Abu Dhabi’s infrastructure and the expertise of our Emirati professionals, and with today’s agreements, we continue to make significant steps in that direction.”Al Dhiyebi said: “Embedded across Aldar’s corporate strategy is a commitment to sustainability, ensuring that its values extend through every link in the supply chain. We are committed to the UAE’s economic growth and diversification, and sustained investment within Abu Dhabi. This framework agreement with ADNOC provides us with access to an ICV Program that is already accepted by the market, and we look forward to its implementation at Aldar. We also look forward to working closely with all of our partners across our entire supply chain to drive more local content, support Emiratization and talent development, and collaborate on environmental initiatives to control climate change.”ADNOC’s ICV Program was launched in January 2018 to encourage private-sector partnerships and opportunities resulting from the company’s 2030 smart growth strategy, catalyze socio-economic development, improve knowledge-transfer and generate jobs for UAE nationals.More than 3,000 suppliers are certified in ADNOC’s ICV Program, which serves as the primary enabler of ADNOC’s – and suppliers’ – contributions to the UAE’s socio-economic growth and development. In the ICV Program’s first two years, ADNOC enabled the private sector to hire more than 1,500 Emiratis and drive more than AED 44 billion back into the UAE economy. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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USA: General Dynamics Electric Boat Scores USD 33.5 Million Submarine Technologies Contract

first_img General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $33,500,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2109) for engineering and technical design services to support research and development of advanced submarine technologies for current and future submarine platforms.Advanced submarine research and development includes studies to support the manufacturability, maintainability, producibility, reliability, manning, survivability, hull integrity, performance, structural, weight/margin, stability, arrangements, machinery systems, acoustics, hydrodynamics, ship control, logistics, human factors, materials, weapons handling and stowage, submarine safety, and affordability.Work will also include development and design of advanced submarine research and development technologies include integration/incorporation of technologies for tests/deployment of onboard advanced development models and engineering test platforms on designated research and development test platform(s) and current and future submarine platforms; fabrication of advanced engineering development models and prototypes required to demonstrate proof-of-concepts; and engineering design, technical assessment, systems integration, and configuration management and control services to support large scale vehicle test platforms.The program also supports near term insertion of Virginia-class technology; identification of Ohio-class replacement technology options; future submarine concepts; and core technologies.  Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is expected to be completed by October 2011.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.[mappress]Source: Defense, May 18, 2011; View post tag: Boat View post tag: Electric May 18, 2011 View post tag: contract View post tag: million View post tag: News by topic View post tag: DYNAMICS View post tag: General View post tag: 33.5 View post tag: usacenter_img USA: General Dynamics Electric Boat Scores USD 33.5 Million Submarine Technologies Contract Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: General Dynamics Electric Boat Scores USD 33.5 Million Submarine Technologies Contract View post tag: Navy View post tag: USD View post tag: technologies View post tag: submarine Share this article View post tag: wins View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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Hospitality Council of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce salutes tourism industry

first_imgWelcome to National Tourism Week! This week the hospitality industry and communities across the nation celebrate travel to and within the United States.Vermont Hospitality Council Vice President Vicky Tebbetts noted, “Vermont’s hosts work around the clock to help make each visit to Vermont memorable. The travel and tourism industry provides substantial employment opportunities and generates considerable tax revenue for the state’s general fund. Vermont hospitality workers are incredibly dedicated to Green Mountain State visitors and our robust tourism economy.”National Tourism Week, sponsored by the Travel Industry Association of America, increases awareness of the travel and tourism industry’s economic, social, and cultural contributions to the United States.The Vermont Hospitality Council, comprised of all of the tourism members of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, is Vermonts largest hospitality organization. Staff of the Vermont Hospitality Council of the Vermont Chamber will be on hand at the National Tourism Week reception tomorrow, May 17, at the Cedar Creek Room in the State House from Noon – 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend this event hosted by Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Bruce Hyde.The mission of the Vermont Hospitality Council is to serve and to work in partnership with its diversity of members marketing travel to Vermont and advocating for hospitality related legislative priorities. The Vermont Hospitality Councils ultimate goal is to provide a memorable visitor experience, thereby stimulating the health of the tourism industry; to support jobs, and increase statewide tourism business profitability, resulting in the expansion of the overall Vermont economy.last_img read more

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Strong finish needed to buoy Dodgers’ confidence in Kenley Jansen

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “Every time I struggled, it’s my mechanics,” he said, believing flaws in his delivery had robbed his fastball of velocity and his cutter of its essential late movement. “People say I’m losing my fastball. If I’m out of whack with my mechanics I’m going to lose my fastball.“Everything is going to get crisp once I’m more like this (direct to the plate) and not this (side to side).”After another 1-2-3 inning Sunday, hitters are 2 for 17 against Jansen in his first five appearances this month, one in each Dodgers’ series. He is scheduled to make at least one appearance in each of the Dodgers’ four remaining series.Whether those appearances come in save situations or not, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged that it is important for Jansen to show he can repeat Thursday’s performance.“Very important,” Roberts said. “How many games do we have left, what is it – 12 games? So you’re talking about potentially four more appearances, something like that. It’s very important – for his confidence, for the team’s confidence. He understands that.” NEW YORK – After retiring the side in the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ win at Baltimore Thursday, Kenley Jansen was pleased.He had put the ball where he wanted it. He had seen his cutter hit 94 mph and his two-seam fastball touch 96 mph.“Everything clicked,” he said of his mechanics. “It’s gotta click at some point. Just keep working hard and get myself ready for the playoffs.”It was not the first time this season Jansen had claimed – and believed – he had discovered the remedy for the inconsistency that has made this what he calls his most frustrating season ever. If he does, Jansen would not admit that confidence has suffered this season despite career-highs in ERA (3.72) and blown saves (seven, matching 2012).“I believe in myself. I know who I am,” he said in Baltimore. “I know my teammates believe in me.”TURNER INJURYJustin Turner was out of the lineup for a seventh consecutive game Sunday due to a sprained left ankle. But Roberts reiterated before the game that he expected Turner back in the lineup Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.Roberts back-tracked on that following the game Sunday.“I just talked to JT a little bit. We’ll see where he’s at,” Roberts said. “I know I was aggressive as far as Tuesday. … If he’s not 100 percent where he needs to be, then I have no problem pushing it back.”Roberts said Turner’s ankle has improved daily but “he’s still feeling it.”“That’s an ideal situation, to get him in there on Tuesday,” Roberts said. “But if it doesn’t happen, there’s still plenty of baseball for him to get ready for the postseason.”BULLPEN ROLESRoberts admitted that he used the eighth inning of Saturday’s game as a testing ground to gather information for potential postseason bullpen decisions.Lefty reliever Adam Kolarek did his part, striking out left-handed Robinson Cano to start the inning in a scoreless tie. But Joe Kelly and Julio Urias struggled, combining to give up three runs.Kelly was pitching for the third time in four games. Pedro Baez was available but Roberts said he wanted to see how Kelly’s stuff held up in a three-out-of-four situation — a workload he might be asked to handle during a postseason series. Kelly hit the first batter he faced, struck out the next.Roberts went to Urias mid-inning because he wanted to see how the young left-hander would handle a run of hitters in that situation. Urias also hit a batter, walked one and gave up a three-run double to pinch-hitter Rajai Davis that decided the game.In another disjointed season split between starting and relieving and interrupted by a 20-game suspension for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy, Urias has actually pitched better in his 23 relief appearances than he did in his eight starts. He has a 2.27 ERA and 1.08 WHIP while holding batters to a .195 batting average out of the bullpen.“I have all the confidence in Julio and that’s the most important thing,” Roberts said. “I think with Julio what makes him so special – he can come into an inning, you can start him in a clean inning, to get lefties or righties out. That’s his value. And I think Joe Kelly, Pedro Baez have that same value.“The more guys you have like that – in a postseason five-game or a seven-game series – you can kind of minimize how many times a particular part of the order is seeing one guy.”ALSOThe Dodgers have two of the next four days off so the starters for next weekend’s final home series of the regular season (against the Colorado Rockies) will be the same as this weekend in New York — Clayton Kershaw on Friday, Hyun-Jin Ryu on Saturday and Walker Buehler on Sunday. Each will have six days off between starts. …Related Articlescenter_img Roberts said he still has not talked to Rich Hill about the left-hander’s idea of altering his delivery to try and pitch with his injured left knee. “I’m going to let Rich and the training staff work through some things,” Roberts said Sunday. “When they tell me that he’s ready to get off a mound and get some hitters in, then we’ll have a conversation. Right now, he’s doing whatever he can to make it work which is a credit to him.” Hill is scheduled to have an MRI on his injured knee Monday.UP NEXTThe Dodgers are off Monday.Rays (LHP Blake Snell, 6-7, 4.28 ERA) at Dodgers (RHP Ross Stripling 4-4, 3.40 ERA), 7:105 p.m. Tuesday, YouTube, AM 570 Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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