36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change. Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: www.neenjames.com Details Jim Rohn said ‘success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practices every day’I bet Jim was an awesome dinner date. He’s on my list of people I would have loved spent time with. He’s right about success, but what if it’s discipline we lack?According to Fast Company, social media promotes narcissism, smartphones could cause insomnia, and screens seem to be making kids less empathetic.Do you suffer from Facebook fatigue?Do you suffer from social media overwhelm?That was my reality (digital overwhelm) and so I decided to go on a self-imposed digital detox. You are probably familiar with juice detoxes (which I also love… but that’s topic for another blog). My digital detox was three days without email, social media and being online in any way.Could you do a digital detox? I thought it would be easy (well it was… and it wasn’t). I loved not looking at my phone, turning on my computer or mindlessly scrolling through websites. I also chose a holiday weekend so it was easier and many people were distracted by celebrating with those they love.Here are 10 ways you could try your own digital detox… you might want to start small, maybe don’t go for three days… maybe start with 3 hours on Sunday morning – can you do it? Choose a timeframe – determine how long and honor the commitment to yourself. If going off line gives you heart palpitations you may want to start small. Could you start with a 3-hour timeframe?Tell loved ones – if your family and friends are used to connecting with you online, share with them that you are going offline and reassure them you are OK. Do you need to schedule a date with someone you care about to remind them they are special to you?Put away devices – consider switching it off and if you can’t do that; leave it in your bag or your car or desk drawer so you aren’t tempted to take a sneak peak at email or Facebook. Do you really need your phone with you 24/7?Turn off notifications – turn off anything that will distract you like messages, sounds or reminders that you have messages waiting for you. Do you really need all those reminders making you feel bad?Complete some projects –15 magazines sat in a pile reminding me I was behind…. each time another Success magazine arrived I felt overwhelmed … one of my projects was to enjoy the pile of magazines, take action on things I read and now the pile is only 5 magazines. Can’t say I completed it, but did make a huge dint in the pile. What is something that needs your attention that you have been putting off?Use blocking software – I love Freedom App on my laptop and iPhone, which blocks websites for periods of time so I can get things done. Could you try Freedom to allow you to focus and get things done?Be quiet – the biggest benefit of the detox was being alone with my thoughts (which is good and scary … it’s crazy town in my head). On Sunday a 5-mile walk with no phone, no music, and no gadgets felt so good. It was great to notice much more and to work things out on my walk. Could you sit still for a period of time and be alone with your thoughts?Schedule fun – plan to meet someone for a date, go hiking, sit in the sun, read magazines, or call someone you love that you haven’t spoken to for a while. Could you use the time to do something you love to do without technology?Be accountable – share with the people in your home that you are going to be offline and would love their support. I even offered to give my honey my cell phone to keep me accountable, but didn’t need to. Who do you need to be accountable to?Enjoy the focus – we are so distracted with so much verbal, written and online clutter we forget what it is like to truly focus on a project, in a conversation or with our friends. Where do you need to listen with your eyes more?Put down your device, switch off the laptop, look someone in the eye and enjoy your version of a digital detox.Maybe Jim Rohn is right… discipline practiced daily does lead to success. What could you do?Love to hear your ideas your version of a digital detox and what have been your results, share them here:
94SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robbie Young Robbie is the Associate Publisher at CUInsight.com. As Associate Publisher, Robbie works with professionals throughout the credit union industry to find new and innovative ways to spread their message … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details When life changes, adjustWhether it is babies, job changes, or the purchase of a new home, life is constantly changing. Every life-changing event leads to an increase or decrease of available funds. People who save effectively look at this as an opportunity to adjust the way they save. This may mean a temporary hold on saving, but always make sure you plan for a time when you can begin again.Play for keepsPeople who are great at saving don’t look at their paychecks as something to spend. They look at their paychecks as something to keep. Center your financial decisions around the question: How do I spend less, save more, and still obtain the things I need?Set aside part of any extra earningsWhile your yearly income is (hopefully) predictable, we sometimes receive money we did not expect or budget for. This can be a tax return, stimulus money, bonus, birthday money, credit card rewards, etc. A great saver will put at least a percentage of each windfall they recieve into their savings account.
Another novelty this year is that for the American market, the race will be broadcast live via the GCN channel, the largest online cycling network. As in previous years, the race will be broadcast daily by Croatian Radio and Television with twelve hours of live television and a total of three hours of summaries. The live broadcast will also be broadcast on Eurosport, and the TV broadcast will, thanks to the cooperation with ASO, be broadcast by numerous television stations from as many as six continents – in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia – in as many as 190 countries. will also broadcast some of the race live. The international cycling race CRO Race, which will be held for the fifth year in a row, from 1 to 6 October, through six stages on a route of a total of 1022 kilometers through the territory of the Republic of Croatia, was presented today at a press conference. Photo: KL-Photo This year’s race will feature a total of 18 world teams from the World Tour, Pro Continental and Continental competition categories, which will run in stages: 1. Osijek – Lipik (200 km); 2. Slunj – Zadar (183 km); 3. District – Makarska (155 km); 4. Starigrad – Crikvenica (155 km); 5. Rabac – Platak (136 km); 6. Sveta Nedelja – Zagreb (154 km). As before, the end of the last stage and the announcement of the overall winner will be held at St. Mark’s Square in Zagreb. The organizer of the CRO Race race is the company Top Sport Events, which has already proven to be a successful organizer of the past four editions of the race through Croatia, led by the celebrated former Croatian cyclist Vladimir Miholjević. “On behalf of the entire organizational team, I would like to thank all state institutions, counties and cities, as well as partners and sponsors for staying with us and supporting this project, and I am glad that we are surrounded by associates who have been with us since the first year. We are all even more motivated to show Croatia and the world that we are ready to host the event at such a high level of competition and that we are a country that strives for sporting success and can amaze the whole world with its natural beauty and heritage. The race along the route passes through numerous nature parks and national parks and we are proud that this year the most beautiful postcard of Croatia will tour the whole world. “, said Vladimir Miholjević, director of the CRO Race.
To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters
Germany’s shipping company ZEABORN Group has signed an agreement to take the remaining ownership interests in shipping joint venture ZEAMARINE.Specifically, ZEABORN has now acquired a 25 percent stake in ZEAMARINE held by New York-based investment firm New Mountain Capital.The JV was formed in August 2018 when New Mountain Capital and ZEABORN agreed to combine the commercial activities of Intermarine, ZEABORN Chartering and Rickmers-Line under the umbrella of ZEAMARINE, creating one of the world’s largest multipurpose (MPP) carriers.The most recent transaction is subject to approval from the antitrust authorities, according to ZEABORN.What is more, ZEABOURN said that Andre Grikitis has decided to step down as CEO of ZEAMARINE. Ove Meyer, Managing Partner of ZEABORN, will be leading ZEAMARINE in his capacity as Owners’ Representative and work with the existing top management team around Dominik Stehle (CCO), Nicki Schumacher (COO) and Michael Dumas (CFO) on the global expansion of the company.ZEAMARINE provides global tramp and liner services for the ocean transportation of heavy lift, breakbulk and project cargoes. It operates a fleet of about 90 multipurpose heavy lift vessels with capacities ranging between 6,300 and 30,000 dwt and a combined lifting capacity of up to 1,400 metric tons.
Oil major Shell has decided to withdraw from a project located offshore Kazakhstan. This decision highlights the project’s marginal economics in the highly competitive global portfolios of the majors, according to Wood Mackenzie. Reuters reported on Monday that Shell had pulled out of the Khazar offshore project in Kazakhstan, while a consortium of which Shell is a member has given up on Kalamkas, another small offshore block nearby.The news agency also said that Shell was leaving Khazar after investing about $900 million in it.Commenting after Shell’s withdrawal from the Khazar project, and the Kashagan consortium’s decision to pull out of the Kalamkas More development, Ashley Sherman, principal analyst at Wood Mackenzie, said: “The joint development of the Kalamkas More and Khazar offshore oil fields has been the key greenfield project to watch in Kazakhstan’s oil sector.“Its timeline may have been long – with production not targeted until the late 2020s – but it would have offered something vital: large-scale future oil production away from the country’s three megaprojects (Kashagan, Tengiz, and Karachaganak).”He said: “The timing of the decision may surprise, given the ‘define’ stage could have enabled more studies and potentially more cost savings from a $5 billion estimate. But the decision itself highlights the project’s marginal economics in the highly competitive global portfolios of the majors.“Kalamkas More (the largest Kashagan satellite) and Khazar (Pearls block) are fields that will undoubtedly attract future interest from international investors. Just like nearby exploration blocks have since Kazakhstan’s tax reforms in 2018. But this is another reality check for the Caspian region’s oil and gas industry.“Whether it’s because of tough logistics or complex geology, the shallow waters of Kazakhstan’s offshore face obstacles to full competitiveness against lower-cost deepwater opportunities elsewhere in the world.”It is also worth mentioning that Shell has decided to market its current onshore upstream assets in Egypt’s Western Desert to fully concentrate on growing its Egyptian offshore exploration and integrated gas business. According to Wood Mackenzie, this plan is Shell’s attempt to high-grade its portfolio.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
A team of researchers from Utrecht University and NIOZ have won a grant from the NWO Topsector Water & Maritiem to investigate the potential of dredged harbor sediment as a carbon neutral resource for building materials.The team will investigate this in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, Royal IHC, Van Oord, NETICS, Wetsus and TNO.Each year millions of tonnes of sediment are dredged worldwide as part of harbor maintenance. Oxidation of dredged sediment leads to CO2 emissions and the release of contaminants.The sediment is currently either transported out to sea or contained due to high levels of toxic compounds and heavy metals. This makes dredging costly, but this could be avoidable if the sediment became a resource.Dredged sediment a potential building materialDredged sediment is a potential building material but must be modified to prevent negative environmental impacts.Using different grades of sediment dredged from Europe’s largest sea port – Port of Rotterdam, the project will test the feasibility of transforming harbor sediment into a building material with neutral or negative CO2 footprint.According to the release, the researchers will assess how the addition of reactive silicate minerals, particularly olivine, which is known to participate in natural carbon sequestration, can transform dredged sediment from waste to resource.
The organisations will focus on developing opportunities and areas for cooperation through joint advocacy initiatives and other activities. The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan promotes the interests of European companies operating in Taiwan through proactive engagement with government and institutions, and by providing a platform for business networking and development opportunities. “We are certain that this agreement will strengthen the future prospects of offshore wind growth in Taiwan, by collaborating efforts of both organisations to drive the energy transition in Taiwan through information exchange, organising official industry events and other mutual advocacy activities to unlock new opportunities for offshore wind in Taiwan”, GWEC’s press release states. GWEC and ECCT said they shared a view that the promotion and the adoption of sustainable energy are paramount to help Taiwan reduce its carbon emissions and enable the energy transition. “As the voice of the global wind industry, GWEC acts as a bridge between the wind industry, policymakers and other stakeholders in emerging markets in order to build new thriving wind markets and reach the world’s decarbonisation goals. This mission supports ECCT’s efforts showcasing the best European low carbon and clean energy solutions and practices in Taiwan”, GWEC said in a press release. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on joint activities to support offshore wind development in Taiwan.
A resolution to move forward with an industrial shell building in Batesville won city council approval on Monday.Council unanimously approved the resolution that will allow city officials to move forward with financing and the construction phase with GM Development.The agreement between the city and the developer is labeled as a private-public partnership, allowing city leaders the majority of control in the project, including which potential suitor could bring operations to Batesville.The goal of constructing the vacant shell building is to put the city in a better position to attract companies that bring jobs.Indiana Economic Development Corporation President Eric Doden and Batesville Economic Development Commission President Andy Saner joined the council meeting via Skype to address questions prior to the resolution vote.In a letter addressed to Mayor Rick Fledderman, Doden stated:The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is pleased to learn that the City of Batesville is exploring options to construct a shell building for future economic development. Available top-grade industrial inventory is vital in attracting new business and engaging interest from site selectors. Of the site searches that are conducted through the IEDC, sixty percent request an existing building with 75,000-100,000 square feet and 25’-35’ ceiling height. Shell buildings can help set your community apart and should allow to compete for more deals.
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still hopes Manchester United can strike a deal with Shanghai Shenhua as talks to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan go to the wire.Eyebrows were raised when the former Watford striker made his deadline day switch from the Chinese Super League side in January, but the 30-year-old quickly made an impression at Old Trafford. Ighalo not only helped ease the attacking burden, with Marcus Rashford sidelined by a back injury, but the lifelong United fan chipped in with four goals in three starts.The coronavirus situation in China meant Shanghai Shenhua had been open to accommodating the loan deal, but the pandemic’s subsequent impact in England means play will now go on beyond the loan’s May 31 expiration date.Ighalo’s parent club have been reluctant to extend the loan as the Chinese season edges closer to getting under way, but Solskjaer has not given up hope on a deal being struck.“The loan deal went to the end of May now, so obviously he’s supposed to be going back,” the United boss said.“We’re in dialogue and hopefully (he can stay). They’ve been great towards us, his club, and allow him to play for his dream club. “It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, maybe with a trophy or two.“But at the moment nothing’s been agreed yet. Their league is going to start soon so we are just waiting to see.”The transfer market is shaping up to be one, long waiting game this summer given the unknown impact of COVID-19 on football and its finances.Asked about transfers, Solskjaer told MUTV: “Of course we’re always looking.“We’re following what’s happening but the transfer window will be open later probably, so we’ll just have to finish off the season, see where we are and then probably do deals if there are deals to be done.” It is shaping up to be an intense few months, with domestic football aiming to resume next month, and the Europa League pencilled in by UEFA for August.Tags: Loan DealManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOle Gunnar SolskjaerShangai Shenhua