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.
Pacific (stylized as pacific) is the second studio album by Japanese musical group NEWS, released on November 7, 2007. The album reached the number one position on the Oricon Daily Album Chart and Oricon Weekly Album Chart. Four singles have been released from this album. The limited edition includes a 74-page photobook, while the regular edition comes with an 18-page booklet and 2 bonus tracks. It was released simultaneously with the single "Weeeek."
Tie-ups and theme songs
"Teppen" was used as the theme song to Fuji TV's coverage of the Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix 2005.
Pacific is primarily a complete course with techniques, tips and tools applicable to learning how to become a leader. The contribution of the secrets on leadership of over 200 leading executives and CEOs (whom we interviewed) as well as Gamelearn's 15 years of experience in corporate training guarantee Pacific's theoretical approach, which is based on six key notions:
Providing meaning to teamwork
Building a team to face synergies
The correct delegation of tasks
Feedback and coaching to boost teams
Gamelearn's developers decided to set the story in an environment of survival and cooperation: a group of people that are lost on an island in the Pacific. A favorable setting to explain the benefits of teamwork and staying motivated.
Congress is poised to make an awful mistake if HR 205 and HR 1941 are passed.Both bills would permanently ban offshore natural gas and oil development in the Atlantic, Pacific and part of the Gulf of Mexico, putting future funding for one of the nation’s largest programs for land and water conservation in jeopardy....
JAKARTA ... Many had hoped to resettle in neighbouring Australia. “We... Australia has come under fire for turning back migrants — including would-be refugees — heading to the country by boat, sending them to offshore detention centres on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island and in the small Pacific nation of Nauru ... ....
Demonstrations were held in several cities including the capital Jakarta... "We... Australia has come under fire for turning back migrants -- including would-be refugees -- heading to the country by boat, sending them to offshore detention centres on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and in the small Pacific nation of Nauru. ....
It has taken a piece of exposed coral rock called Okinotori (OffshoreBird), the size of a bed, in a submerged atoll far out in the Pacific to the east of Taiwan and 1740 kilometers from Tokyo, buried it in concrete and declared it is part of Tokyo city....
Offshoring is legal in many countries, but is widely regarded as a dirty trick, denying the society that supports you an appropriate share of your earnings - and in a moment of blunt poetic justice, Michael, Franklin and Trevor proceed to "offshore" Weston by rolling the car over a cliff into the PacificOcean....