M.Y. Azzam another Gem from Lurssen

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At the end of last year I wrote an article about M.Y. Eclipse being the biggest yacht in the world. Measuring 590 feet long, the German-built craft, named Azzam, has officially bumped Roman Abramovich’s  536-foot Eclipse from its No. 1 ranking. M.Y. Azzam is now out and it is a beauty. She has beautiful lines and with a length of 180 meters plus a top speed of 30 knots it has to be!

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M.Y. Azzam is now the biggest yacht in the world!

The Client representative assembled a world-class team, composed by Lürssen engineers, technical project managers from Burgess, the interior designer Christophe Leoni and Nauta Yachts. Azzam breaks new ground in terms of dimensions, performance and technology.

Nauta CEO Mario Pedol added, “When I saw the scale model before the generalpresentation to the Principal, I was 100% happy with the outcome. So was the Principal. Such recognition made me confident that we had achieved our goal.

According to Burgess CEO Jonathan Beckett the construction of this yacht – with its highly complex technical features – has been extremely demanding and challenging. “It has been a real team effort – he says – between all the professionals involved, including ourselves, the builder and the designers, and we are proud to be associated with this extraordinary and unique project as Owner’s technical consultants.

The renowned French designer Christophe Leoni has been able to realize a sophisticated and luxurious interior in Empire style.“Though yachting is not my main area of business – he comments – I thoroughly enjoyed the cooperation with Nauta and Lürssen and I am confident that the final yacht is everything and more that the Owner expects.”

The maker of the Azzam, Lürssen Yachts, told reporters that the boat was “without a doubt the most challenging yacht that has ever been built.”

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Powered by jets rather than propellers, the yacht boasts 94,000 horsepower (combination of gasturbines and diesels) under the hood and can travel at a top speed of 30 knots, about 30 percent faster than most megayachts.

Azzam truly represents a milestone in not only Lurssen’s history but yachting history as well.

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Worlds Largest Cruise ship to Change Itinerary

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Southampton – Cruises on board the world’s largest ship will go on sale in April after Royal Caribbean announced Oasis of the Seas will call at the United Kingdom’s leading cruise port, Southampton in 2014.

Travelmole reports that the 6 400 passenger ship will offer cruises in Europe next autumn and will make its first port of call into Southampton on October 15.

The ship, which is longer than four football pitches, will be 40% large than any other cruise ship to ever dock in the UK.

Oasis of the Seas will leave Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, its home port since December 2009 next September on a 12-night eastbound transatlantic cruise to Barcelona from where it will offer a series of Mediterranean cruises.

The ship will return to Port Everglades on a 13-night westbound transatlantic cruise on October 14, calling into Southampton, where UK guests can join the ship to sail across the Atlantic.

Royal Caribbean associate vice president and general manager UK and Ireland Jo Rzymowska said: “Oasis of the Seas sailing from Southampton is going to be the hottest ticket in town.

“Bringing the world’s largest cruise ship to Europe, and specifically the UK and Southampton, is testament to the commitment to selling cruise demonstrated by our trade partners.

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Why do we work?

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Now this is a question that may be different for different people but I think in general there is a lot of common ground

WHY WORK?

When you ask people why they work, a lot of them will say they’re ‘only in it for the money’. When you work for money, you can be financially independent, and have some control over your life.

Sometimes money truly is the only reason a person works. But most people have more substantial reasons for working. For example:

  • They like to spend their days doing something they’re good at.
  • They like being productive.
  • Other people need their skills, and they feel obliged to supply them.

What if you didn’t work and you had every day to yourself? You could choose to go to the beach, watch television, go to the movies, go shopping, read books, visit friends, visit places of interest, go out for meals, play sport…

This all sounds wonderful, but you’d need at least some money to do most of these things. Relaxing and doing what you please is great for a holiday, but after a while the pleasure can wear off and you can feel aimless and bored.

Then there is the other side there are lots of people that make lots of money but they do not have the time to do the things they value most ie. spend time with the family, be part of the growing up of your children etc etc

WORK AND YOUR VALUES

The benefits you get from paid and unpaid work are strongly linked to what your values are. When you know what your values are regarding work, you can:

  • work out what you hope to achieve through working—what your overall ambitions are
  • set meaningful goals for yourself
  • choose jobs that will satisfy you in ways that are deeper than your ‘hip pocket’
  • understand why you feel dissatisfied in a job that doesn’t fit with your values.

The two main reasons that people work are:

  • to perform rewarding and meaningful activities
  • for companionship.

‘Rewarding’ and ‘meaningful’ work is work that allows you to:

  • fulfil most of your material needs
  • meet your financial obligations
  • feel as if you fit into and contribute to society
  • feel a sense of well-being and accomplishment
  • meet and interact with people of different backgrounds and cultures.

Conduct your own research about why you work

‘Companionship’ at work means having continued, shared interaction with other people, including sharing the rewards of a job well done, whether they be a sales bonus or a commendation from the managing director.

JOBSATISFACTION

Rewarding and meaningful work + companionship = job satisfaction

People get job satisfaction when their work:

  • pays them enough to fulfil their most important needs
  • pays them fairly for the work they do
  • looks after them, providing a protective environment and ensuring their safety as they work.
  • gives them a social life—they belong to a team and interact regularly with different people
  • makes them feel good about themselves—they can see themselves gaining experience, expertise, status and acknowledgement by their colleagues and superiors
  • fulfils them—it gives them a sense of personal achievement by presenting them with new challenges, helping them grow and be creative.

Find the company that satisfies them all:

  • Good compensation
  • Helping other people achieve their goals
  • Have a good social life
  • Do some charity
  • Looks after your health
  • all this sums up to a lot of job satisfaction

I found a company that ticks all my boxes which is NuSkin:

  • It has the best compensation plan in the industry
  • The business model is built to help other people achieve their goals
  • By doing the above you will be interacting with a lot of people from a lot of different cultures and back grounds since it is an international company.
  • It is linked in with different charities their main one is ‘Nourish the Children’, http://www.nuskin.com/en_US/culture/nourish_the_children/charity_partners.html
  • Using the products is proven to benefit your health
  • It rewards all the milestones you make in your business

Let me know when you would like to sign up so we can make that happen easily.

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Child health

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My biggest priority in life is the well being of my children. It is my responsibility to make sure they are healthy and happy. This is in my case achieved by exposing them to different  activities ie. sports, having them socially active, good education and making sure they have the correct nutrition. Now the last part is not always easy. The diet of a child is extremely important so we need to look after that. In the fast paced world and all the products on the market it becomes very likely that we are not getting enough (yes us adults also!!) nutrients in, so supplementation becomes a must. Now what I have found is that all the products on the shelf have no guarantees that they will actually do your child any good, so it becomes guess work. The reason why I got involved with Nuskin is because they are the only company that can measure your health and guarantee improvement after taking the product for 2 months. Now this unique in the industry. Wouldn’t you like to take charge of your child’s health and take the guess work out of it?

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Triumph update

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As expected from the below article dealing with an engine room fire is a big deal. In this case a fuel line. It now seems that the crew responding to that fire did a fantastic job. Well done guys…… However the investigation isn’t finished yet.

“A U.S. Coast Guard official says the cause of the engine-room fire on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph was a leak in a fuel oil return line.

In a teleconference Monday, Cmdr. Teresa Hatfield estimated that the investigation of the disabled ship would take six months.

She said the Bahamas is leading the investigation, with the coast guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) leading U.S. interests in the probe.

She said investigators have been with the ship since it arrived Thursday in Mobile, Ala. Since then, she said, interviews have been conducted with passengers and crew and forensic analysis has been performed on the ship.

She said the crew responded appropriately to the fire. “They did a very good job,” she said.

In an email after Monday’s conference call, coast guard spokesman Carlos Diaz described the oil return line that leaked as stretching from the ship’s No. 6 engine to the fuel tank.

The Triumph left Galveston, Texas, on Feb. 7 for a four-day trip to Mexico. The fire paralyzed the ship early Feb. 10, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico until tugboats towed it to Mobile. Passengers described harsh conditions on board: overflowing toilets, long lines for food, foul odours and tent cities set up for sleeping on deck.

Hatfield said investigators from the coast guard and NTSB would stay with the ship until about the end of the week, then continue work at their respective offices. She said the investigation will look further at the cause of the fire and the crew’s response, as well as why the ship was disabled so long.”

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