United Kingdom: Bonnie Tyler To Receive A Basca Award

The country has a number of factors in its favor including the colorful history which has taken in the Roman invaders, Vikings, Saxons and Normans and many more who have tried and ultimately failed to conquer the land. The United Kingdom comprises of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The UK offers the full range of climates from the cold winters of Scotland to the warmer climates of the South coast of England. All elements of the UK have their own personal history, and they are all within easy traveling distance, by plane, car, water or train. You will always find enchanting landscapes, infused in history and always a welcome sign for foreigners who are moving to the country for the first time. The United Kingdom is the greatest in numbers as far as the migrant capacity is concerned. This has also had an impact on permanent residency figures with stricter guidelines and rules coming in to force over the last couple of years. Tests and Interviews and the general awareness have become a part of the routine to test what a migrant can bring and contribute to this country. The statistics in 2009 demonstrate that there has been a steady influx of visitors to the UK, up by 5% the previous year. UK Culture: If you are thinking about emigrating to the United Kingdom, you will have to know about their culture and their living in detail. The UK Common-wealth has many of the old British empires which is a kind of association to help the countries with trading and financial relations. The United Kingdom is also a leading Juggernaut when it comes to Music, Theatre and movies.

The pop icon represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest this year with Believe in Me. Born in Skewen, South Wales she has released over sixteen studio albums. Her biggest successes include the album Faster Than The Speed Of Night in 1983, which included multi-platinum selling power ballads Total Eclipse Of The Heart and Holding Out For A Hero. Simon Darlow, Chairman of BASCA commented -I love the Gold Badge Awards! They are warmly given to those who contribute so much, often behind the scenes, to make our business so successful. It’s an honour and a pleasure for BASCA to give these awards in celebration of their achievements. Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive of PRS for Music said :The Gold Badge Awards celebrate those from across the business, who through their professional endeavours, benefit the work of songwriters and composers. Film production, art work, industry and legal support to management and performance all have a crucial part to play in keeping British music on a global stage. The recipients this year are all worthy winners and Im delighted we have the chance to celebrate and recognise their contribution. Stay tuned to esctoday.com for more news and information on Bonnie Tyler and the Eurovision Song Contest . inside article MAM

United Kingdom oil refinery strike vote raises prospect of North Sea disruption

A key piece of infrastructure, the facility also powers and is the terminal for the Forties pipeline, a key conduit for around one third of North Sea crude. Grangemouth is also connected to an import terminal. Keywords: By BEN WINKLEY LONDON — Workers at Scotland’s Grangemouth refinery have voted to strike, raising the prospect of disruption to North Sea crude oil supply. Should the strike go ahead, the 210,000 bpd facility — which is Scotland’s only refinery — would be forced to shut. A key piece of infrastructure, the facility also powers and is the terminal for the Forties Pipeline System, a key conduit for around one third of North Sea crude. Grangemouth is also connected to an import terminal on Scotland’s west coast. Unite, the United Kingdom’s biggest labor union, said that on an 86% turnout some 90.6% of workers voted for industrial action short of a strike, with 9.4% voting against, while 81.4% voted for strike action and 18.6% voted against. The dispute is over the treatment of a labor union representative. Grangemouth is jointly owned by Ineos Group Holdings and PetroChina. Neither were immediately available for comment. Dow Jones Newswires

Hyde Marine Names Cammell Laird Installation Partner in the United Kingdom

In April 2013, Hyde GUARDIAN became one of the first BWTS to earn Alternate Management System (AMS) approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). It also received International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval in April 2009 and has Type Approvals from several Class Societies. Tested and validated at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), one of the most challenging ballast water test facilities in the world, the Hyde GUARDIAN(R) BWTS ultimately became the first BWTS accepted into the U.S. Coast Guard’s Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP), which facilitates the development of effective BWTS technologies for vessel owners seeking alternatives to ballast water exchange. “We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Hyde Marine as we work together to ensure shipowners and operators have access to one of the industry’s leading ballast water treatment technologies,” said Rob McBurney, Commercial Director of Cammell Laird. “Hyde Marine’s commitment to providing superior service and support will drive continued success for Cammell Laird clients as the industry works to comply with pending ballast water treatment requirements.” Visit www.hydemarine.com for more information about Hyde Marine’s ballast water management solutions. For additional background on Cammell Laird, visit www.clbh.co.uk. About Calgon Carbon Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner. For more information about Calgon Carbon’s leading activated carbon and ultraviolet technology solutions for municipalities and industries, visit www.calgoncarbon.com. About Hyde Marine With more than 100 years in the maritime industry and pioneering development of ballast water treatment technologies, Hyde Marine has become the leading U.S. manufacturer and educator regarding regulations, technologies, installation experiences, and challenges facing this sector. Since its initial launch in 1998, the Hyde GUARDIAN(R) BWTS has rapidly emerged as an industry leader featuring mechanical separation with stacked-disc filtration followed by UV disinfection — with more than 265 Hyde GUARDIAN units sold to date for installation in various ship types and sizes around the world.