Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
Childbirth, also known as labour, delivery, birth, partus, or parturition, is the culmination of a period of pregnancy with the expulsion of one or more newborn infants from a woman's uterus. The process of normal childbirth is categorized in three stages of labour: the shortening and dilation of the cervix, descent and birth of the infant, and the expulsion of the placenta.
Each year about 500,000 women die due to pregnancy and childbirth, 7 million have serious long term complications, and 50 million have negative outcomes following delivery. Most of these issues occur in the developing world.
Signs and symptoms
The most prominent sign of labour are the strong contractile waves that move the infant down the birth canal. The distress levels reported by laboring women vary widely. They appear to be influenced by fear and anxiety levels, experience with prior childbirth, cultural ideas of childbirth and pain, mobility during labour, and the support received during labour. Personal expectations, the amount of support from caregivers, quality of the caregiver-patient relationship, and involvement in decision-making are more important in women's overall satisfaction with the experience of childbirth than are other factors such as age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, preparation, physical environment, pain, immobility, or medical interventions.
ABOUT 25,000 workers were assured with necessary aid and new jobs in anticipation of a massive layoff in the Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) sector should they stop operations in the country. Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Undersecretary Benjo Benavidez said that customer service representatives from POGOs will be helped ... ....
Conservation and labor groups are making a big push for offshore wind power in Maine via a proposed law that would boost the state’s energy production ...Production of offshore wind energy in Maine’s likely still years away.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Conservation and labor groups are making a big push for offshore wind power in Maine via a proposed law that would boost the state's energy production ...Production of offshore wind energy in Maine's likely still years away.
massive and rapid construction of offshore wind and solar farms, and drivers charging their cars in off-peak hours ... And offshore wind farms — non-existent in California today — must rapidly crank out a lot of energy ... Turbines at America’s first offshore wind farm, owned by the Danish company Orsted, produce energy off the coast of Rhode Island.
massive and rapid construction of offshore wind and solar farms, and drivers charging their cars in off-peak hours ... And offshore wind farms — non-existent in California today — must rapidly crank out a lot of energy ... Newsom hopes to add between 2 to 5 gigawatts of offshore wind off California’s coasts by 2030 ... Still, offshore wind’s potential is huge.
The remaining offshore detainees and Labor’s insistence on turning back the boats in the immediate wake of its victory, has lain bare the reality on the ground, which entails advocates having to mobilise at every step over the last decade to see any positive reform acted upon.
A new American industry is about to launch from the Port of New London as all the talk about this area serving as a hub for the offshore wind industry becomes reality in a matter of months. This Spring, barges with massive components for 12 offshore wind turbines will begin arriving at the Port of New London’s StatePier.
Investments in the geothermal, carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), hydrogen, hydropower, offshore and onshore wind, nuclear and solar industries are set to hit $620 billion in 2023, up from about $560 billion last year ... for skilled labor, inflating segment spending.
Last February’s sale — and a California lease sale last month that also took in over $2 million per square kilometer — demonstrates the long-term confidence that utilities and developers have in offshore wind profits, despite complaints about increasing steel prices, labor and borrowing costs in the current high-inflation economy.