zoom Eversendai Corporation Berhad, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Eversendai Offshore RMC FZE, have been awarded contracts for the construction of 2 units of GustoMSC NG-2500X liftboats from Vahana Offshore (S) Pte. Ltd. at a combined value of approx $180 million.The contracts are for the engineering, procurement, construction and delivery of 2 units of fully equipped liftboats, Aryan and Arjun, in February and May 2016, respectively.Both units will be executed at Eversendai Offshore’s fabrication yard on a waterfront land measuring approximately 200,000 square metres with 550 metres of quayside in RAK Maritime City, Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.Each unit will consist of a rectangular hull and four 95 metre truss type legs; each with an electric driven rack and pinion jacking system, which will allow the unit to jack up in water depths of up to a maximum of 70 metres.The liftboat’s primary operating capabilities will include a 300 tonnes crane, accommodation for a minimum of 150 personnel and propulsion by its own thrusters to a speed of 5 knots, as well as Dynamic Positioning (DP-2).Tan Sri A K Nathan, Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director of Eversendai Group said, “This is a breakthrough contract for Eversendai; one which will see us provide our proven skills in a brand new sector. With our tagline, ‘Towering – Powering – Energising – Innovating’, Eversendai is continuously looking at delving into new opportunities in inter-related industries.”May 28, 2014
The children are all DREAMers, according to RAICES, who are eligible for relief under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which the Supreme Court is taking up after a coalition of states — led by Texas, naturally — sued.However, they don’t want to stay in the U.S. if their parents are going to be deported, according to RAICES, which says the Randeniya family and supporters have more than 1,200 signatures petitioning the Obama administration to let them stay in San Antonio, where they’ve lived since 2011. Supporters held a rally Monday evening at the family’s place of worship, St. Brigids Church. “For my children this [America] is the only home they know. My children do not even call themselves Sri Lankan, the see themselves as Americans,” Namali says in a RAICES press release. “This is where they grew up. My oldest is attending NW Vista College and my younger two children are still attending John Marshall High school. My children would be strangers in Sri Lanka, they don’t even speak our language!” Generations ago, the Randeniya family fled Sri Lanka. They moved to the U.S. in 2005, according to RAICES, a nonprofit that provides legal services to immigrants. . “This is a case where the positive contributions of this family to the local community far out-weigh the need for them to be deported. The Obama Administration has the power to grant discretion in this case, allowing for the family to remain here in the United States,” Ingrid Bergquist, a RAICES staff attorney requesting discretion for the family says.” We are hoping the Obama Administration makes the right decision here, and grant parole for the Randeniya family.”RAICES calls the federal government’s move to deport the family alarming because the children are DREAMers — a group the Obama administration has said are no longer a priority for removal. (Colombo Gazette) A Sri Lankan family in San Antonio in the United States are facing deportation, sacurrent.com reported.The authorities arrested Saman Randeniya during a check-in with immigration officials on December 1, who then warned his wife, Namali, that she and her three children, aged 14, 15 and 18, would be deported if they didn’t leave the country by January 7. Now, Saman is now at the Pearsall Detention Center.