Image: The Lapa North East field is an ultra-deep water oil and gas field, located approximately 300kms off coast São Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Courtesy of David Mark from Pixabay. UK-based offshore projects and services provider Subsea 7 has secured a contract from Total E&P do Brasil for the development of the Lapa North East field.The company did not reveal the contract value but indicated that it is in the range of $50-150m (£41-124m). Total E&P do Brasil serves as an operator for the field on behalf of the consortium comprising of Total E&P do Brasil, Shell, and Repsol-Sinopec.Under the contract, Subsea 7 will be responsible for transport, installation and pre-commissioning of 35kms of flexible pipelines and 20kms of umbilical, connecting 5 wells to the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba.The company would also start project management and detailed engineering immediately from its Rio de Janeiro, Brazil office, and the offshore works are expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2019.Subsea 7 Brazil vice-president Marcelo Xavier said: “This contract builds on our track record of project execution offshore Brazil and reflects our commitment to work and learn together with our client to achieve successful solutions.“We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Total in Brazil, through mutually beneficial collaboration on this project and, in the long-term, on future developments.”Details of the Lapa North East fieldThe Lapa North East field is an ultra-deep water oil and gas field, located approximately 300kms off the coast of the State of São Paulo, at 2,150m water depth in the pre-salt Santos Basin.In April, TechnipFMC received a subsea contract from Total E&P do Brasil for the Lapa field. The contract includes the supply of flexible pipes for oil production, gas lift, and gas injection as well as associated accessories.The Lapa Field Consortium comprises Total with 35% stake, Shell Brasil Petróleo with 30% interest, Repsol Sinopec Brasil with 25% stake, and Petrobras with 10% stake.According to estimates, the Brazilian oilfield holds recoverable reserves of 459 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Subsea 7 will start project management and detailed engineering immediately from its Rio de Janeiro office in Brazil
Bristol City Council has approved a 255 unit Build to Rent (BTR) scheme, ‘ND7’, in Bristol city centre, the first BTR development to receive planning committee support in Bristol.The scheme will provide high-quality homes for elective renters, offering a level of flexibility and choice that currently isn’t available in Bristol. The scheme will champion the rights of tenants, offering longer and more flexible tenancies with no hidden fees and long-term certainty over rental levels, making renting a more affordable and active choice.Dan Batterton, BTR Fund Manager, LGIM Real Assets, says, “In Bristol there are increasing numbers of people needing to rent and an urgent need for high density, city centre, rental accommodation. It is great news that this innovative scheme has been approved by Bristol City Council, who recognise that ND7 will make a major contribution towards Bristol’s rental housing supply.”B2R Bristol City Council build-to-rent scheme BTR build-to-rent April 10, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Build to Rent scheme gets green light previous nextLand & New HomesBuild to Rent scheme gets green lightThe Negotiator10th April 20170822 Views
Requisition ID: req2985Job Title: Adjunct – Introductory, General & AdvancedBiologyDepartment: Biological & Physical SciencesLocation: Nestor HallEmployment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorEmployment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: ExemptCompensation Type: HourlyCompensation: 51.88 per contact hourSchedule: Varies based upon scheduleThe CollegeCommunity colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforceneeds and make higher education an affordable reality. There hasnever been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s nobetter place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus onstudent success and a partnership mindset have established ColumbusState as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, anda premier community college that is changing the nation’s educationand workforce landscapes.With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, severalregional learning centers and online, Columbus State is thenation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream(ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and aparticipant in The Right Signals Initiative through the LuminaFoundation. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 highschools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from highschool to college that encourage qualified young people to earndual credit – high school and college credit – while they are stillin high school.Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative,and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. Ouradjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professionaldevelopment opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that thediversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of ourstudents and region. We are proud to be a central part of acommunity that embraces differences and celebrates the manycultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.The CityColumbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and morethan 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquartersof multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’sfastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences,dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s whyCentral Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, bothprofessionally and personally.Core Competencies RequiredProfessionalism, Quality Focus, Managing Work, Communication,Continuous Improvement, Guiding Interactions,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Positive Approach, Collaboration,Planning & OrganizingPosition SummaryThe Biology Adjunct position provides quality instruction andmaintains a positive learning environment in the classroom withmajor emphasis placed on teaching, supporting and evaluatingstudents. The Adjunct role provides instruction and monitorsteaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by theDepartment Chair or other leadership members. The incumbent mustexhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitaskwhile engaging large groups of people with complicatedmaterial.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSInstruction and Student LearningTeaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primaryresponsibility for and exercises oversight of the curriculum inconjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuring both the rigorof programs and the quality of instruction. Considers individualdifferences of students in order to design and support a range ofappropriate learning activities. Participates in the identificationof students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizingan appropriate resource. Uses technology in a manner appropriate tothe nature and objectives of courses and programs and communicatesclearly to students the expectations concerning the use of suchtechnology. Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordancewith departmental policies.Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely,and in accordance with established policies and procedures of theCollege, and communicates progress feedback as well as otherrelevant information to students throughout the semester.Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporatesdepartmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribedmeeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques tomeasure students’ performance in achieving course goals andobjectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, LeadInstructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties andprofessional development.Student Engagement and AdvisementCreates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active andcollaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, studentand faculty interaction, and support for learners. Maintains postedoffice hours in accordance with departmental and policies of theCollege. Uses technology to assist in communication with students.Encourages a sense of community among students for learning bothinside and outside the classroom.Advises potential or current students within the discipline aboutthe program, career, or transfer options available to assist withdegree completion. Refers students to appropriate student andacademic support services available at the College or in thecommunity.Other duties as required.Other Duties and ResponsibilitiesAttend all department meetings and required trainings. Regular,predictable, and punctual attendance is required.Usual Physical RequirementsWhile performing duties of this job, the employee regularlyexhibits digital dexterity when entering information into computer.The employee regularly sits, stands and walks for extended periodsof time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and bytelephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbsor balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employeeoccasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 30 pounds.Working ConditionsTypical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure tomoderate noise typical to business offices.Knowledge of: data analysis and application to operationalbusiness decisions; online instruction techniques and methods;Microsoft Office; Blackboard; internet research; onlinecommunication and record-keeping.Skill in: providing quality instruction; learningtechnologies and the use multi-media technology to enhance studentlearning; instructional planning and presentation; incorporatingcritical thinking, effective communication and other generaleducation outcomes in course content; effective time management;proficiency with online communication record-keeping.Ability to: effectively communicate and use interpersonalskills; create engaging learning environments that respect a widevariety of viewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of adiverse student population, socio-economic, cultural and ethnicbackgrounds and students with disabilities; work independentlywithout ongoing direct supervision; meet deadlines; perform studentlearning outcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive information,including FERPA.Minimum Qualifications:Master’s Degree in Biology. State Motor Vehicle Operator’s Licenseor demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s). Additional Information:Adjunct faculty positions are ongoing pooled positions and as such,applications are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed by thedepartment when openings become available. To be considered for aposition, candidates must complete the online application andprovide the following documents: unofficial transcripts based onthe requirements of the position, cover letter and CV or resume.Official transcripts must be provided within 30-days of hire date.If transcripts are from an international institution, it is theresponsibility of the prospective applicant to have the transcriptstranslated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2006 studio effort, Safety In Numbers, Umphrey’s McGee will reissue a 180-gram double LP pressing of the record. Remastered for vinyl by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters, fans are in for a treat with this UM reissue, which also includes a couple guest spots on the album, including Huey Lewis and Joshua Redman.Pro-Shot: TAUK Welcomes Umphrey’s McGee Members For Bonobo Cover In NYCDigital versions of Safety In Numbers will also be available for reissue in MP3, FLAC, ALAC formats as well as the first high fidelity 24/96 version ever released, and for a limited time, UM will be offering several signed copies of the album in their online store. In addition, anyone who buys a reissue of Safety In Numbers, regardless of format, will receive an unreleased acoustic bonus show, recorded at the Safety In Numbers release party on April 3, 2006 in Chicago, IL. UM has also made a few updates to the album’s packaging and have added a few concept sketches by the late, great Storm Thorgerson (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis).Umphrey’s McGee, Tom Petty, & More Locked In For Bunbury Music FestivalSafety In Numbers will be released on April 1 but you can pre-order your copy today here. Pre-orders of the album on vinyl will begin to be shipped March 14, a full two weeks before release date.Track list:1) Believe The Lie2) Rocker3) Liquid4) Words5) Nemo6) Women, Wine and Song7) Intentions Clear8) End of the Road9) Passing10) Ocean Billy11) The Weight AroundBonus (included on both vinyl & digital downloads) Memories of Home Divisions (acoustic)Instant Grat (immediate download included with any purchase)04/03/06 Safety In Numbers Release Party, Park West, Chicago, ILNemo, Passing, Rocker, Eat > End of the Road, Women Wine and Song, Pipeline > Ocean Billy debut, original
Georgia Organics will spotlight three small organic farms nearAtlanta on its Fall Farm Tour Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.The featured farms include Glover Family Organic Farm, Inc.,near Douglasville; Puck’s Farm in Fairburn; and TaylOrganic Farmin Ellenwood. Visitors may tour the farms in any order.Each farm is at different stages in its development and willprovide tours at regular intervals. Family members and specialistsat each will discuss topics such as beekeeping, cooking nutritiously,soil amendments and free-range eggs.Tax-deductible donations of $2 per person per farm for GeorgiaOrganic members and $4 for nonmembers are suggested. Find farmdescriptions and directions on the Georgia Organics Web site (http://www.georgiaorganics.org– click on “What’s New”). Or call 770-621-4642.
Sometimes life simply moves too fast for paper checks and other slower payment options. Businesses that send payments to consumers are well aware of this reality, yet nearly half of all consumer disbursements made each year– insurance claims, rewards, rebates, refunds – are still made by check, according to an Aite Group study.Paying vast numbers of customers, workers and business partners quickly, securely and efficiently is challenging, and in many cases existing processes have evolved to fit specific needs and requirements. Payments must be accurate, be able to be tracked and reconciled, and be optimized for companies’ unique needs. The insurance industry in particular requires the ability to make multiparty payments to people with different accounts. Almost all businesses, from those in traditional industries to members of the gig economy, find it’s increasingly necessary to provide convenient, real-time business-to-consumer (B2C) payments.Advancements in disbursement tools are opening new avenues for companies to get money to their customers, clients, business partners and employees faster and more efficiently. Using digital disbursements, companies can now send digital payments to an email address, mobile number, debit card or direct to an account. While it’s easy to see the value of providing faster, digital B2C payments to the customer, companies must also ensure transactions are cost-effective, efficient and secure. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“The corporation has tested all of its employees working at the factory, and only those who tested negative are to return to work next week,” the firm said.”The corporation plans to strengthen social distancing and safety measures,” it added.A spokesman for the region’s coronavirus taskforce said the plant on the outskirts of Jakarta could be shut for as long as 14 days if it is deemed unsafe for employees to return to work.Indonesia had reported over 150,000 coronavirus cases and 6,858 deaths, but with some of the world’s lowest testing rates the true scale is widely believed to be much greater. South Korea’s LG Electronics has temporarily shut a factory near Indonesia’s capital after some 200 employees contracted coronavirus, the company and a local official said Tuesday.The Cibitung plant, which makes televisions and digital sign parts, will shut for nine days after about a third of its 600 employees tested positive.LG would “come up with disinfection measures for the entire property for the safety and health of its employees”, it said in a statement. Topics :
He said EIOPA had a duty to conduct tests on both the insurance and pensions sectors, but stressed it would not copy the insurance model.“Our aim is to develop a stress test framework that is appropriate and suitable for pension funds,” he said.“For pension funds, there is no experience of running these stress tests for both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC), and no way of analysing the direct transmission channels between pension funds and financial markets.“We do not want to start the thinking with the opinion big pension funds are systemically important – this is not our starting point. We want to understand the market better and how the linkages are.”He said once the data collection had taken place, the stress test would begin in 2015 and run in parallel with a quantitative assessment of scheme solvency, part of the holistic balance sheet consultation.On Monday, EIOPA launched a consultation on six frameworks for the contentious holistic balance sheet.He said this was the first step on the journey towards the creation of a risk-based framework for pension funds, adding that the consultation was much broader than any work previously done by EIOPA on solvency models.There are three levels within the consultation, moving from solvency requirements, minimum funding levels and using the holistic balance sheet as a risk-management tool.However, Bernardino stressed that using it as a risk-management tool would not be an easy option and said it should come with clear published results so funding levels can be analysed and, if necessary, stimulate reform.“They should not be without consequence,” he told NAPF delegates.“If it is concluded that the pension fund is providing unsustainable pension promises, regulators should take action, of course, using a flexible approach.“We are not promoting a new ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. The framework should have built-in flexibility to deal with the range of occupational pension schemes in different [EU] member states.” The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority chairman has defended proposed stress tests on IORPs as he announced a data-collection exercise in the coming weeks.Data will be collected from IORPs in the EU’s largest pensions markets, analysing approximately 10 years of investment data, particularly investment and divestments.The chairman, Gabriel Bernardino, said this would cover times of financial stability and stress, in order to define whether IORPs were pro or anti-cyclical.Speaking at the UK National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) Annual Conference in Liverpool, he rejected accusations that stress tests were unnecessary and a burden on schemes.
The closed Dutch pension fund for dentists and dentist consultants (SPT) and its occupational pensions association (BPVT) are to sound out the interest among members for a new mandatory pension plan.The initiative is a result of negotiations between both organisations after a dispute about the composition of SPT’s board had led to the pension fund starting court proceedings about the BPVT’s role last summer.Meilof Snijder, the scheme’s temporary chairman, said that SPT, BPVT and the occupational associations for dentists and dentist consultants “wanted to take their responsibility for pension arrangements for the occupation”.“We have received signs that younger colleagues hardly save for their pension,” said Snijder. He estimated that currently 6,000-7,000 dentists were not participating in the pension fund and depended on individual arrangements. If a new and mandatory scheme for dentists were to be established, it would be “something alongside SPT”, according to the chairman.He added that re-opening SPT would not be likely. “Approximately 70% of our participants are pensioners and our investment policy has been tuned to this situation accordingly,” Snijder said.Following a provisionary agreement in the wake of the court proceedings, the BPVT reconfirmed that it would not come up with proposals for interim board changes.The occupational pensions association has also abandoned its initial objections against SPT’s plan to increase the annual fixed indexation from 0.85% to 1.15%.The parties have also agreed that Han Bakker – an orthodontist – will take over as chair from Snijder as of 1 January.Currently, Bakker is completing the necessary courses for getting his pensions expertise up to scratch, and has reached the level for the required assessment by supervisor DNB, Snijder explained.SPT, for its turn, said it would help BPVT’s new chairman, Ward van Dijk, increase his pensions expertise.Last summer, Van Dijk succeeded Peter Czaikowsky after the latter had stepped down as chair of the occupational pensions association.Part of the new agreement involves the pension fund providing BPTV with a fixed budget, based on its agreed tasks. In the past, the BPVT often significantly overspent its budget, according to Snijder.He said that the air between the pension fund and BPVT’s new board has been cleared and calm has returned following the new and “workable” agreement.SPT, which manages €1.9bn of assets for 2,850 participants and 4,125 pensioners, was closed to new entrants in 1997.
LNG World News Staff Image courtesy of Polskie LNGPolish sole liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility, the President Lech Kaczyński terminal in Świnoujście, has received a new cargo on Tuesday. Polish LNG terminal operator, Polskie LNG, said via social media that the delivery came to the facility onboard the LNG carrier Wilpride capable of transporting 156,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel.It was the 84th delivery since the project started operation, the operator said. It also added that this was also the 6th delivery in 2020 and is not the last one for the month of February.AIS data provided by VesselsValue shows that the cargo was loaded at the Cameron LNG facility in Louisiana.Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) is in charge of all the LNG supplies coming to the import terminal operated by Gaz-System’s unit Polskie LNG.