Beazley names head of North America commercial property

Beazley PLC on Friday named Matthew Westhoff to the newly created role of head of North America commercial property. Mr. Westhoff, who is based in New York, joined Beazley in 2019 as head of its U.S. large commercial property business. Prior to that he held various leadership roles at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty and American International … Read more

North Carolina Unveils Flood-Warning System for Roads

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has armed itself with an advanced flood-warning system designed to help pass the word to motorists on any flood risks to roads, bridges and culverts. A news release from the department says the system will rely on a network of 400 river and stream gauges. Information will be passed … Read more

North Sea operators warn of reduced investment and output

Oil and gas operators reacted with dismay on Thursday after the UK government surprised them with a multiyear raid on their profits with some warning that they would review their commitment to the North Sea. Executives had expected Rishi Sunak to hit them with a one-off windfall tax, to help finance measures to ease the … Read more

J-POWER USA’s Jackson Generation Project Achieves Commercial Operation with the First Mitsubishi Power M501JAC Gas Turbines Manufactured in North America

Article content Owner, OEM and EPC Guided by Charter to Achieve Execution Excellence Article content ELWOOD, Ill. — J-POWER USA Development Co. Ltd. (J-POWER USA) has achieved commercial operation with the first two Mitsubishi Power M501JAC gas turbines manufactured in North America at its Jackson Generation Project, a 1,200 megawatt (MW) combined-cycle power plant in … Read more

North Sea’s biggest oil and gas producer warns against UK windfall tax

The biggest producer of oil and gas in UK waters has pushed back strongly against government threats of a windfall tax on the industry’s surging profits, warning it would make some North Sea projects uneconomic and could be “detrimental” to the country’s energy security. Linda Cook, chief executive of the FTSE 100 company Harbour Energy, … Read more

COVID may be factor in lack of North Korea response to outreach, White House official says By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a politburo meeting of the Worker’s Party on the country’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 21, 2/2 By Trevor Hunnicutt and Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) – COVID-19 … Read more

north korea: Biden, South Korea’s Yoon vow to deter North Korea while offering COVID-19 aid

President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed on Saturday to hold bigger military drills and deploy more U.S. weapons if necessary to deter North Korea, while offering to send COVID-19 vaccines and potentially meet Kim Jong Un. Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol said their countries’ decades-old alliance needed to develop not only to … Read more

Biden and Yoon agree to step up deterrence against North Korea

The US and South Korea have committed to exploring “new and additional steps” to reinforce deterrence as Pyongyang continues to develop nuclear weapons. President Joe Biden is visiting Asia in a bid to reassure allies of the US’s commitment to regional security as China pushes for influence. South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol said during a … Read more

Earthquake hits north of Norway’s Svalbard, no reports of damage By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A view across Yoldiabukta Bay towards Spitsbergen island, part of the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway, September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Natalie Thomas/File Photo OSLO (Reuters) -A magnitude 6 earthquake struck north of the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard on Saturday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, though police said there were no … Read more