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Posted: July 14, 2016 at 4:33 pm
Singapore-based offshore vessel owner sees ‘challenging’ year ahead with rates remaining weak.
Milan-listed Saipem, one of the worlds three top-tier subsea contractors, says it won new contracts and other variation orders worth a total of EUR 1.5bn ($1.7bn).
Buoyed by low charter rates, Indias state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) is looking to increase its long-term chartering activities over next few months.
Norwegian subsea player has soundly beaten market estimates by about 20% on average
Singapore-listed Swiber Holdings is blaming the severe downturn in the offshore sector for delays to one of its most important field-development contracts off West Africa while its $200m share subscription has also hit problems.
US-based rig owner Hercules Offshore, which declared bankruptcy in June for the second time in six months, says it has sold one of its jack-up rigs this week for just $3.16m to an unnamed buyer.
Offshore vessels have seen a clear reversal in demand for drilling support, as the total number of rigs working offshore fell in June after the preceding two months registered rises.
The US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) is a clear example of how oil companies cost-cutting is now moving beyond exploration and into operational budgets a key concern for struggling offshore-support players, says a well-known analyst.
Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden appears to have partly confirmed analyst warnings about Brexits potential chilling effects for the UK shelf
Indian offshore vessel owner to deploy one ship and one ROV to oil majors project.
Singapore owner sending personnel to work on oil and gas company’s projects.
Struggling Norwegian PSV owner keeps two vessels working in Brazil, with four laid up.
Alec Litowitz firm holding heap of Teekay Offshore common shares after preferred share conversion and private placement.
13 Jul 20:36 GMT
Oslo-listed owner offloads 1996-built vessel and says its new owner will not deploy it in the OSV sector.
13 Jul 13:06 GMT
Two-thirds of investors opt to take 2015 dividend as new stock.
13 Jul 06:47 GMT
Phase one of floatel owner’s restructuring complete as it tries to boost liquidity by $478m.
13 Jul 06:29 GMT
GulfMark, Genco, Hornbeck and Star Bulk surge by more than 11% as New York stock markets pooh-pooh global uncertainties.
12 Jul 21:05 GMT
Taiwanese entities in Chapter 11 reach deal with creditors and Vantage over cash frozen amid fight with Nobu Su.
12 Jul 19:10 GMT
Oslo-listed shipowner’s net profit dips 1.2% to $25.5m, though adjusted result shows improvement.
12 Jul 16:44 GMT
Bondholders to vote on final solution as banks sign off on debt deal.
12 Jul 08:03 GMT
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Posted: October 26, 2015 at 9:42 am
SAN DIEGO and SANDTON, South Africa, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), the genomics-based, technology-driven company, and Discovery Ltd, a pioneering insurer dedicated to making people healthier, announced today that the two companies have entered into a multi-year agreement to offer whole exome, whole genome and cancer genome sequencing to Discovery’s clients in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Through this agreement, HLI will offer a full exome sequencing and analysis product tailored to Discovery’s clients for just $250 USD.
Discovery clients will access these new services through the company’s Vitality Program, a behavioral wellness solution that helps people get healthier by giving them the tools, knowledge, access and incentives to improve their health. Discovery partners with major global insurers across four continents with its Vitality program, which encourages behavior change, enables behavior-linked insurance pricing and offers shared value to insurers, clients and society.
“Discovery is excited to be partnering with HLI in bringing affordable genome sequencing to large numbers of its clients in South Africa and the United Kingdom. We believe that this is a pioneering approach in global health insurance, and will enable us to provide our clients with the world’s most advanced, current knowledge on their genetically determined disease risks, as well as on personalized health, wellness and medical treatment strategies. In addition, the de-identified genomic data will be used for extensive ongoing research with numerous collaborators around the world, and we are excited that together with our clients, we will be able to make a material contribution to global research efforts aimed at improving the health of populations and reducing the growing burden of diseases of lifestyle,” said Dr. Jonathan Broomberg, MD, Ph.D, CEO of Discovery Health.
All Discovery clients who choose to participate in this unprecedented health screening will be provided a comprehensive report of their genome findings which includes disease risk and potential wellness strategies. HLI will provide this information to Discovery who will deliver these reports to clients through their network of physicians and genetic counselors to aid in the understanding and interpretation of each individual’s genome report. Clients will also benefit from regular updates to their reports, as new scientific discoveries emerge, and will be able to access these via specially designed web and app interfaces. The highest standards of data security will be implemented by both HLI and Discovery, ensuring that client data is fully protected.
“We are eager to begin working with Discovery and its Vitality program to bring this unique insurance offering to their clients. Discovery is one of the most forward-looking companies in the industry in motivating their clients to live healthier, better and hopefully longer lives. We can’t imagine a better partner for our products and technology. We believe that genomic understanding of individuals is one of the best ways to positively impact human health and health outcomes. Together Discovery and HLI are paving the way for a new healthcare future,” said J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Co-founder and CEO, HLI.
HLI is developing and applying large scale computing and machine learning to make novel discoveries to revolutionize the practice of medicine. Through the agreement HLI will also receive de-identified data from participating Discovery clients. The combined genomic and phenotypic data becomes part of the HLI database and will support HLI in further expanding the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data.
As part of this agreement Discovery and HLI will also work to develop and open HLI Health Nucleus centers in South Africa and the UK. The HLI Health Nucleus is a unique free-standing health center where clients receive a complete biological and health assessment of themselves through genome, microbiome, metabolome sequencing, along with comprehensive MRI body scans and other more traditional clinical testing. The first Health Nucleus is opening October 2015 at HLI’s San Diego, California headquarters.
The partnership between Discovery and HLI will be available in the UK to clients of VitalityHealth. Previously a joint venture with Prudential plc, PruHealth became a wholly-owned business in the Discovery Group and was branded as VitalityHealth. VitalityHealth’s unique model offers a holistic healthcare solution that integrates wellness and prevention programs with traditional health coverage to over 550,000 customers in the UK.
About Human Longevity, Inc. Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) is the genomics-based, technology-driven company creating the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data. HLI is developing and applying large scale computing and machine learning to make novel discoveries to revolutionize the practice of medicine.HLI will be licensing access to its database, and developing new diagnostics and therapeutics as part of their product offerings. For more information please visit, http://www.humanlongevity.com.
About Discovery Ltd Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organization that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation, Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.
The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, currently serves over 4.4 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia. Discovery recently announced an intent to partner with Generali, a leading insurer in Europe, and has partnered with John Hancock in the US. These new partnerships will bring Discovery’s shared-value business model to the insurance and protection industries in Europe and the US. In its partnerships and joint ventures with leading insurers globally, Discovery acts as an intellectual property provider, and uses the flexibility of the Vitality model to bring a comprehensive wellness platform that is non-discriminatory and intuitive to clients around the world, using a global network of screening, physical activity, nutrition and incentive partners.
Vitality, Discovery’s wellness program, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds three million lives in five markets. Discovery is an authorized financial services provider and trades under the code “DSY” on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange.Follow us on Twitter @Discovery_SA
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Posted: July 10, 2015 at 7:42 am
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Posted: April 5, 2015 at 9:43 am
Anuradha Shukla | March 5, 2015
BT for Life Sciences Cloud Compute accelerates genetic analysis.
BT for Life Sciences Cloud Compute has accelerated genetic analysis for Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS).
The institute is focused on revolutionising global healthcare and BT’s solution is helping them reach its goal.
Prior to BT, the institute was struggling with vast volumes of information that outstripped available computing resources.
Collaboration between the BT Life Sciences specialist team, GIS and BT Advise Compute resulted in the right BT Cloud Compute architecture to manage the institution’s research requirements.
“The real challenge for GIS is no longer the analysis itself, but the vast amount of data produced during analysis that needs to be managed and stored. And this is where the cloud computing resources that BT provides really help us advance the science,” said Niranjan Nagarajan, associate director, Computational and Systems Biology Genome Institute of Singapore.
Power of cloud
GIS decided to use the power of the cloud instead of on-premises infrastructure.
Virtual machines effectively scaled computing capacity to address fluctuating data throughput in real time.
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BT processes data for Genome Institute of Singapore
Posted: April 2, 2015 at 5:53 am
YouTuber Amos Yee arrested: Singaporean police arrest 16-year-old for Lee Kuan Yew video
Amos Yee has been arrested by Singaporean police after the 16-year-old posted a YouTube video criticising the dead dictator Lee Kuan Yew because Singapore really respects freedom of speech…
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BBC: Draconian censorship of homosexuality in Singapore revealed
During a 45-minute BBC documentary to mark 50 years of Singapore's independence aired on 1 March 2015, presenter Sharanjit Leyl interviewed theatre doyens Haresh Sharma, Ivan Heng and Alfian.
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BBC: Draconian censorship of homosexuality in Singapore revealed – Video
Posted: March 31, 2015 at 10:45 pm
DNA: Can India benefit by adopting Singapore's development strategy?
Watch what all we can learn from Singapore. Zee Media decodes Singapore's development formula for India. Also watch: A Sikh youth attacked in Britain. 126th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower…
By: Zee News
Posted: March 22, 2015 at 9:55 pm
March 23, 2015, 11:25 a.m.
He warned Australians they risked becoming the “white trash of Asia” and crushed his political opponents at home.
He warned Australians they risked becoming the “white trash of Asia” and crushed his political opponents at home. He made laws banning chewing gum and jukeboxes and imposed severe restrictions on freedom of speech.
But Lee Kuan Yew, who has died aged 91, turned an island at the tip of the Malaysian peninsula into a glittering regional financial and technology powerhouse with a $US300 billion a year economy.
Mr Lee was a towering figure on the international stage, a man of integrity who stood apart from other Asian nation-builders because he did not become corrupt.
The Cambridge-educated lawyer – who ditched his Anglicised name Harry Lee for his original Chinese name – had a relentless urge to smash those who crossed him, overseeing a system where his opponents were jailed or driven into bankruptcy through costly libel suits; the media was stifled often through libel suits; and political dissent was crushed.
Chia Thye Poh, a physics lecturer and member of Singapore’s parliament in 1966, refused to bow to Mr Lee, a decision that led him to become one of the world’s longest serving political prisoners.
Mr Lee had accused Mr Chia of being a member of the Communist Party of Malaya and ordered him to sign a declaration renouncing violence. Mr Chia refused. Twenty-five years later Mr Chia was still incarcerated, by then confined to a small, brick guardhouse on Singapore’s Sentosa island where he described Mr Lee’s refusal to release him as mental torture.
“To renounce violence is to imply you advocated violence before. If I had signed the statement I would not have lived in peace,” he said at the time.
The restrictions on Mr Chia, who was never convicted of any crime, were not lifted until 1998.