International Energy Insurance Company ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgInternational Energy Insurance Company ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about International Energy Insurance Company ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the International Energy Insurance Company ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: International Energy Insurance Company (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileInternational Energy Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering products and services to the energy sector. The company covers oil and gas, engineering, motor vehicle, bond and finance guarantees, money risks, fire and allied perils, burglary and house breaking, personal accident, goods in transport and life insurance. International Energy Insurance Company Plc was established to focus entirely on the energy sector. The company’s security is backed by a consortium of local and foreign re-insurers coupled with its technical partners Marsh Limited and AON Corporation in London, United Kingdom. AON is currently rated the leading Global Reinsurance Brokers. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. International Energy Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Six Nations analysis: How Wales resisted Ireland for 49 phases

first_imgIt was the passage of play that sent the Millennium Stadium into raptures and helped turn the Six Nations Championship on its head. We analyse an iconic defensive set from Wales Phase 26: A rare two-pass movement now, Sexton transferring to Heaslip. Lydiate plays lumberjack.Phase 27: Murray finds Sexton on the left again, and Henshaw cuts back in. Webb is the obstacle on this occasion. He does not give an inch.Phase 28: A switch of direction brings no joy for O’Brien, Warburton and Baldwin alert.Phase 29: Heaslip pulls it back to Payne, but – crystalising Ireland’s odd lack of guile in this manic period – there is an ugly muddle as Simon Zebo hunts for the ball:Roberts trips the Ireland wing before Liam Williams and Lydiate slow the breakdown.Phase 30: Paul O’Connell is the carrier as Murray rewinds. Baldwin flies up, though.Phase 31: Sexton looks to find O’Brien off his shoulder. Webb spots the openside from a mile away and suffocates the attack with Warburton supporting. Ireland are forced back over the 22.Phase 32: Murray sees space on the right, slipping to Heaslip. Roberts and Charteris tangle in a mess of bodies.Phase 33: Murray wraps O’Connell and Zebo juggles. Liam Williams and Baldwin do not fall for anything:Williams scents Zebo may be isolated and plunges in over the ball. Referee Barnes judges that he has not released from the tackle. Ireland are awarded a penalty.Phase 34: Kearney uses his left foot to put his team within around 12 metres. Toner climbs to take Best’s throw and Ireland maul:The forwards rumble on before Murray brings it out. He snakes across-field, Henshaw flying into a decoy line with Bowe an out-the-back option.The Ulster wing receives it but Roberts readjusts magnificently to make a phenomenal try-saver:Phase 35: Murray burrows but collides with a red wall, Liam Williams the key brick.Phase 36: Now O’Mahony, centimetres from the whitewash, gets no change out of Lydiate.Phase 37: Henshaw play scrum-half but Best is barricaded by Biggar and Davies.Phase 38: O’Brien positions himself at the base.However, he is slow to react as the ball becomes exposed and Davies outfoxes him, dragging him back three metres:Breathing space.Phase 39: Wales pile in on the counter-ruck so Sexton probes blind. Despite crossing the five-metre line, Heaslip cannot beat Webb.Phase 40: O’Connell comes from deep once more. Biggar and Baldwin soak up the pace and power.Phase 41: O’Brien offers himself on the same angle. Now Jarvis hunts a green shirt.Phase 42: Warburton and Lydiate take more metres out of the attack, felling Heaslip.Phase 43: Murray and Sexton stretch things left and Payne cuts back. Faletau hits the bootlaces and Charteris thunders in.Phase 44: Resurgence. Murray and Henshaw put Zebo in space on the left touchline but North holds up his opposite man and Davies drives through:Joe Schmidt’s men are now 15 metres from five points.Phase 45: Murray sweeps back to feed Best on the right. Alun-Wyn Jones catapults across and Charteris does more man-handling.Phase 46: Murray sniffs an opening left but McGrath discovers a fired-up Davies. Jarvis cleverly disrupts the ruck.Phase 47: Ross rumbles onto the openside off slow ball. Evans and Charteris are on hand.Phase 48: Mirroring that tactic, O’Connell meets rival totem Jones.Phase 49: Sexton slides across the gain-line. Henshaw and Payne cut back, the latter selected to carry.Faletau tackles the New Zealand-born centre while Warburton collides with Sexton. Ireland’s fly half flops back over onto the ruck and is penalised by Barnes for joining the breakdown illegally: Bodies on the line: Luke Charteris and Jamie Roberts combine to tackle Jamie Heaslip As the whistle sounds, the crowd erupts. Jones sinks to the turf in utter exhaustion. In the stands, Warren Gatland glances to the heavens. Attack extinguished. Extraordinary.center_img On Saturday in Cardiff, the media sniping – margarine comparisons and everything – subsided for 80 minutes and some rugby broke out. Incredibly, an emotionally draining Test match lived up to an enormous amount of hype.Its outcome, a 23-16 victory for Wales, has turned the Six Nations Championship. Its defining passage, a seven and a half-minute period between two penalty decisions, was truly iconic.After Wales lock Luke Charteris conceded a penalty for failing to retreat from an offside position as Rhys Webb box-kicked, the hosts went about earning a mighty roar from an enraptured Millennium Stadium.Here is a phases-by-phase run-down of how Wales repelled Ireland.Phase one: Just beyond the Wales 10-metre line, Rory Best throws the lineout to the back. He finds Peter O’Mahony, who feeds Munster colleague Conor Murray.The ball is whipped left to Johnny Sexton and Jared Payne trucks it up, where he is met by Dan Biggar, Dan Lydiate and Sam Warburton:The latter pair hold the ball above the ground for a second, slowing down the attack. Meanwhile, Biggar shows fantastic discipline. Attempting to roll away, he stops on realising he might block the next pass.Desperate not to concede a penalty, he stays as low as possible.“That’s perfect. Thank you, mate,” says Wayne Barnes.Phase two: As Murray heads the same way, Robbie Henshaw hits an out-to-in angle and is felled by Taulupe Faletau.Phase three: Jamie Heaslip comes from depth at pace, but replacement Rob Evans stands firm.Phase four: Murray dummies, darts and makes three metres but is enveloped by Charteris and Warburton.Phase five: O’Mahony makes use of the quick ruck ball and sends Jack McGrath up. Faletau drops him.Phase six: Murray is back on his feet and brings play back to the right, Paul O’Connell taken low by Warburton.Phase seven: Now the backs have a turn, Sexton conducting a wrap-around with Payne. The return pass drops to the floor but Rob Kearney can steam into the line:Leaving his man Tommy Bowe and stepping in, Biggar bravely puts his body on the line before Jamie Roberts completes the tackle. Phase eight: Murray skirts across to go left into midfield, where Heaslip is shackled by Aaron Jarvis and Charteris.Phase nine: The ball is slow but Sexton sends a charging O’Connell over the 22 as the Ireland skipper’s line leaves Warburton flat-footed.Faletau and Leigh Halfpenny, tremendous all day, scramble back to cover:Phase 10: Sexton shows inside and forges ahead. Faletau and Warburton are alert, though.Phase 11: McGrath barrels on to within 10 metres. Jonathan Davies and George North greet him.Phase 12: Sean O’Brien gets hold of it now as Ireland move it right, and is shoved on by O’Connell. Lydiate falls by the wayside so Evans and Warburton must finish the job.Phase 13: Fives metres short, O’Mahony steps past Jarvis. However, Lydiate and Scott Baldwin mop up.Phase 14: Murray sends Heaslip forward. Halfpenny is equal to the task, with a bit of help from Charteris.Phase 15: Sexton is in the game again, switching with Henshaw. Faletau wraps around the Connacht man’s thighs:Phase 16: Payne goose-steps on another run off Murray. There is no way past Biggar and Roberts.Phase 17: Sexton slices around to the right. Baldwin collars the first receiver on the five-metre line.Phase 18: Murray goes left again. O’Mahony gets dragged down by Lydiate.Phase 19: Best is next to knock on the door, but Warburton hits him five metres behind the gain-line and wins the collision.Phase 20: Devin Toner pops to lock partner O’Connell. Fellow British and Irish Lion Davies is on the scene.Phase 21: McGrath maintains Ireland’s right-to-left movement. Webb makes a nuisance of himself.Phase 22: Ireland change tack, O’Connell setting up a maul flanked by Henshaw and Toner. Mike Ross and O’Mahony latch on to gain some momentum:Jarvis and Baldwin spoil things by dragging down O’Connell, the initial carrier. The ball is forced to ground. Wales have time to regroup.Phase 23: Warburton and Lydiate combine to halt Heaslip.Phase 24: O’Mahony builds up speed but Charteris does not bounce off.Phase 25: Around 10 metres from the right touchline, Murray spins infield to McGrath. Baldwin dives in. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Standing Rock asks for federal probe of law-enforcement tactics

first_img Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ronald Davin says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem October 27, 2016 at 12:11 am Responding to John Floberg’s call, at least three deacons from the Diocese of California have made flight reservations to be at Standing Rock November 1-5. Hopefully many more clergy will seize this “opportunity to testify” (Luke 21:13). Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Dakota Access Pipeline, Featured Events Comments are closed. Indigenous Ministries, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Standing Rock Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Standing Rock asks for federal probe of law-enforcement tactics Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Some Dakota Access Pipeline opponents Oct. 22 moved out of the camps on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land to set up a new camp and two roadblocks on private land. Some of the protestors say the land actually belongs to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. The Missouri River, which opponents fear could be polluted by the pipeline, is in the background at top. Photo: Morton County Sheriff Department via Facebook.[Episcopal News Service] The U.S. Justice Department is monitoring the handling of the Dakota Access Pipeline project to “facilitate communication, defuse tensions, support peaceful protests, and maintain public safety.”That Oct. 25 statement was emailed to Bismarck, North Dakota, television station KFYR hours after Standing Rocking Sioux Nation Tribal Chair Dave Archambault II asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate “potential civil rights violations” involving law enforcement’s response to the continuing opposition to the pipeline’s construction.When contacted by KFYR, Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle also told the television station that the department “will not authorize constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline on Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe” while the Army Corps of Engineers reviews issues raised by the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribal nations. He added that in the interim the departments of the Army, Interior and Justice “have reiterated our request that the pipeline company voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles east or west of Lake Oahe.”Lake Oahe is the dammed section of the Missouri River just a half-mile from the reservation under which the pipeline is routed to run. The river is the water supply for the 8,000 members who live on the tribe’s nearly 2.3 million-acre reservation. The tribe, and its supporters, say the pipeline is also due to cross over its treaty lands and through some of its burial places.The Episcopal Church has supported the tribe’s opposition to the pipeline since early in the protest actions.The 1,154-mile pipeline will run from the Bakken oil fields in northwest North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois, carrying as much as 570,000 barrels of oil a day. Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company building the pipeline, says construction will create 8,000 to 12,000 local jobs, while the AFL-CIO has pegged the number at 4,500. The construction company also says the pipeline will provide a “more direct, cost-effective, safer and environmentally responsible” way to transport oil and reduce the current use of rail and truck transportationArchambault told Lynch that “state and local law enforcement have increasingly taken steps to militarize their presence, to intimidate participants who are lawfully expressing their views, and to escalate tensions and promote fear.”Saying that “too often these kinds of investigations take place only after some event regarding excessive force by the police has led to a well-publicized tragedy,” he wrote “I hope and pray that you will see the wisdom of acting now in an effort to prevent such a tragedy here.”In fact, some out-of-state law-enforcement agencies that have sent reinforcements to assist the Morton Country Sherriff Department in policing the action are withdrawing those officers or facing protests at home over their involvement.The sheriff of Dane County, based in the Wisconsin capital of Madison, ended his department’s participation in the policing action a week ago. Sheriff Dave Mahoney said that after talking with “a wide cross-section of the community who all share the opinion that our deputies should not be involved in this situation”The original plan was to rotate three teams of deputies Sunday-to-Sunday over three weeks, according to a report in the Wisconsin State Journal. Mahoney said reduced reimbursement of costs also played a part in the decision.Madison Alderwoman Rebecca Kemble traveled to Morton County over the Oct. 8-9 weekend to present the Standing Rock Sioux Nation with a parchment copy of a recent City Council resolution expressing solidarity with those protesting the pipeline. Kemble told the newspaper she was acting as a legal observer, recording video of a ceremony featuring prayer, drumming and dancing, when she was grabbed and arrested. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department characterized the incident as a riot, which Kemble disputed.In Minnesota, hundreds of demonstrators protested in downtown Minneapolis Oct. 25, demanding that Hennepin County Sheriff Department officers not continue sending equipment and personnel to Morton County. The North Dakota request for out-of-state aid was made under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a national mutual aid agreement among law enforcement and public safety agencies.Meanwhile, the National Lawyers Guild, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota, has made federal Freedom of Information Act and North Dakota Open Records Act requests to multiple state and federal agencies in response to the surveillance and arrests of the protestors attempting to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.Opposition to the pipeline action has attracted the attention of a growing number of celebrities and activists, including Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Shailene Woodley, Al Gore and Jesse Jackson Sr., as well as from organizations such as the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations.On a day when 126 people were arrested for “illegal protest activities” during a day of often-violent encounters with those protesting the pipeline the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council asked that law-enforcement officials “de-escalate military and police provocation in and near the campsites of peaceful protest and witness of the Dakota Access Pipeline project.”The arrests occurred Oct. 22 after a group of protestors, or “protectors” as they prefer to be called, went to a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site and began to set up a new camp and road block near Highway 1806. The private land was recently sold to the construction company but the land is also claimed by some as land belonging to the Sioux nation.During a video news conference on Oct. 26, a Morton County deputy said that “we have the resource, we have the manpower to end this right now” but, he said, they “reached out” to protestors earlier in the day to ask them to move back to the Seven Councils camps, which are located on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land and to let the legal system and the federal government resolve the issue.The deputy, who did not give his name, said the protestors at the new camp were told earlier in the day: “You have your point. The world knows you don’t want this pipeline to go through.” He said that the protestors who he said “talk about being peaceful and prayerful” were told they ought to return to their original camps and “engage the process.”He also objected to out-of-state protestors whom he portrayed as trespassers “telling us how we should do things in North Dakota.”“We keep getting portrayed as the jack-booted thugs coming down for a confrontation,” he said, adding that the only time we’ve engaged with them is when they are breaking the law,” such as when they trespass on private property or “assault other people.”Protestors have complained of excessive use of force, unnecessary arrests and, in some cases, strip searches of female protestors in the presence of male law-enforcement officers.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said on Oct. 21, the day council passed the resolution, that the Church took a stand on the Dakota Access Pipeline project, not because of the question of whether oil should be used as an energy source. “The issue here is that decisions were made which adversely affect Native communities – the Sioux reservation itself – when there may have been other alternative ways to accomplish the same thing.”During his sermon at the council’s Eucharist, Curry called the protest “a struggle for human decency” that is “not just a social struggle, because the souls of the children of God are at stake.”“This is a spiritual struggle, it’s a gospel struggle,” he said.Most major Christian denominations have come out in support of the Sioux Nation’s opposition, as have nearly 300 tribes. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton was scheduled to be in the Oceti Sakowin Camp on Oct. 26.The Rev. John Floberg, supervising priest of the Episcopal churches on the North Dakota side of Standing Rock, is recruiting at least 100 ordained people for a day of “united clergy action,” now scheduled for Nov. 4, to show both the tribe and law-enforcement officials that clergy are standing with Standing Rock. – The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Comments (3) Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 26, 2016 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN November 1, 2016 at 9:46 am We stand with Standing Rock through prayer, and spreading awareness. May the peace of our Lord descend upon this place. Amen. Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Vicki Gray says: Rachel Hathcote says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY November 9, 2016 at 9:00 am Associated Press | Nov 09, 2016 | by Ben NuckolsWASHINGTON — The National Park Service says the World War II Memorial in Washington has been vandalized, apparently by someone opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline.Park service spokesman Mike Litterst says someone spray-painted the North Dakota section of the memorial. A photo provided by the park service shows that the phrase “#NoDAPL” was written in spray paint.last_img read more

Applications for 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year now open

first_img  456 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40 Tagged with: charity of the year London marathon Virgin Money Giving Melanie May | 25 January 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Applications for 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year now open Virgin Money has announced a one-year extension to its sponsorship of the London Marathon, which continues its support until 2021, with applications for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year now open.Virgin Money first became the London Marathon sponsor in 2010, with the ambition of helping runners raise over a quarter of a billion pounds for charity over five years. It achieved that in 2014 with fundraising records broken year on year, culminating in £63.7 million being raised in 2018.Overall, since the sponsorship began, half a billion pounds has been raised for charitable causes. This year’s Charity of the Year is Dementia Revolution, a campaign specially created for the 2019 Marathon by Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK to support research at the UK Dementia Research Institute. The 2020 London Marathon Charity of the Year will be Mencap.The 2021 London Marathon Charity of the Year will be the Charity of the Year for the combined CYBG and Virgin Money employee community.David Duffy, Chief Executive of CYBG Plc, owner of Virgin Money, said:“I am delighted to announce an extension to Virgin Money’s sponsorship of the London Marathon, up to and including the 2021 race. Each year Virgin Money partners with a ‘Charity of the Year’ and we are now ready to receive applications for the year leading to the 2021 Marathon. We hope to hear from charities working on ambitious projects or initiatives that will make a sustainable difference in the areas where help is needed most.”Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: Advertisement “Our partnership with Virgin Money has helped London to become the world’s greatest marathon and the race that everyone wants to run with a world record 414,168 people applying through the ballot for the 2019 event. We are very proud of all that we have achieved together and delighted that the sponsorship has been extended to the 2021 race.”This year also sees official London Marathon fundraising partner Virgin Money Giving celebrate its tenth birthday. Since its launch in 2009, charitable donations through Virgin Money Giving have exceeded £660 million including Gift Aid.Charities interested in becoming the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year should visit  455 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Calvary Presbyterian Church: Progressive Dinner Party

first_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News More Cool Stuff This is a wonderful time in Calvary Presbyterian Church’ congregation where a several hosts serve different courses and the meal progresses through town, until everyone all met together for dessert and caroling. It’s a fantastic way to get to know each other better and to celebrate the season.The church is in need of homes to host these various courses two or three homes for the for appetizer/salad course, then two or three more for the dinner portion, and one large home for the dessert and caroling course. In past years, between 60-70 people have attended. This is an adult-only event. Be sure to join the church community for the fun-filled evening. For more information please contact Shauna Lee.Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, (626) 799-7148 or visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Faith & Religion News Calvary Presbyterian Church: Progressive Dinner Party Saturday, December 8th Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 9:33 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Concern over ‘water network crisis’ in Donegal

first_img By News Highland – January 7, 2019 Facebook Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Concern over ‘water network crisis’ in Donegal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Concern has been raised over what’s been described as a huge crisis with the water network in Donegal.While Irish Water has announced details of various planned works in the county over the coming months, it’s been argued that even more could be done with increased investment.While work started on a new water line from Derrybeg to Brinlack in West Donegal Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says there are many parts in the county still left with an inadequate water supply.He believes it’s an issue that stems from decisions made by previous Governments:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleMcCrudden named NIFWA Player of the Month for DecemberNext articleDonegal one of worst served counties for access to emergency department News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Asia Pacific and Australasia: Easing the culture shock

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Asia Pacific and Australasia: Easing the culture shockOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Thekey to a successful relocation of staff to the Asia Pacific region seems to liein good  preparation beforehand andcontinued support while there, reports Robert de la PoerWiththe continuing expansion of business markets in the Asia Pacific region tooutside investment, a growing number of companies are choosing to relocateemployees overseas on a permanent basis. But expatriates in these countriesface a large number of obstacles and hidden costs, and it falls to the employerto ensure that their needs are met at every possible stage if the move is toprove successful.Thevast majority of relocation consultants advise companies to offer theiremployees a programme of training and coaching in what to expect once they havereached their destination. There is a wide range of organisations which offersuch services in this country, such as training consultants Berlitz, whichoffers extensive language and cross-cultural seminars and training courses.Accordingto Charles West, clinical director at international assistance companyInternational SOS, expatriates are far less likely to suffer from culture shock– disorientation and stress induced by the change in environment and lifestyle– if they have been properly prepared. Since professional psychological helpcan prove costly in some countries, and even hard to obtain in more remoteregions he advises that it is a wise precaution to take. Feelings of isolationare also very common among expatriates, and can be further countered bypre-departure classes in the native language and customs which will beencountered. Thedifficulties and expenses which have to be met can vary enormously from countryto country and depend on the specific circumstances of the employee and theirassignment. The Asia Pacific region is enormously complex and diverse – a factwhich can often lead a company to underestimate the resources available in oneregion or overestimate them in another. It is vital therefore to not only toresearch the region well beforehand but also to ensure the expat and theirfamily are sufficiently well supported in that country throughout their stayshould an unexpected problem arise. Relocatedstaff will find often find huge differences in the way that they conduct evenminor aspects of their daily lives. Shopping, eating, security, travel andhygiene practices may all need to be addressed according to the demands oftheir new environment. Failure to do so could lead to a loss of productivityand waste a large amount of time as they struggle to cope with the pressures ofliving in an unfamiliar culture.Itis common for businessmen and women in China and Hong Kong who do not wish totravel on public transport, despite its comparative cheapness and efficiency,to hire private cars and drivers rather than drive themselves. This is not anexcessive luxury, but a simple necessity, since road users in many Asia Pacificcountries are notoriously badly trained, and road accidents account for a largepercentage of the fatalities or serious injures which befall expatriates andtheir families. Tocounter this hazard, and the difficulty of reading foreign language signs, anexperienced driver and well-maintained car will often provide the safestsolution.Similarly,in the less well developed countries, and particularly away from urban areaswhich cater for international visitors, shopping and cooking can prove more ofa time-consuming liability than a simple chore. It is often considered necessarytherefore to hire domestic staff who know their way around local markets andare aware of the best and most hygienic ways to prepare local food. However,most Asia Pacific countries have strict laws in place concerning the employmentand entitlements of household staff which need to be carefully consideredbefore they are hired.Inthe past 10 years, relocation consultants have seen a rapid change inexpatriation patterns, which have further added to the costs and risksassociated with relocation. In the early 1990s, the majority of overseaspostings were taken up by men in their early twenties, who usually moved abroadon their own. Morerecently this trend has changed, however, and the number of married expatriatesof both genders who have relocated with their families has increased rapidly,raising the average age considerably. This has added a whole range of newhealth care needs, such as paediatric, obstetrical and gynaecological care, aswell as extra security, housing, support and education costs.Asthe number of expatriated families living in the Asia Pacific region hasincreased, risks to personal security have risen. Fortunately, serious crimesagainst expat communities are still rare in the region, although warnings havebeen issued in politically turbulent states such as Indonesia. However, with anincreasing number of lesser crimes such as muggings and theft taking placeagainst expat compounds, particularly in China, it has become common practicein many to hire extra security guards to protect property, adding to overallcompound management fees.TheAustralasian countries could, in comparison, be seen to offer expatriates andtheir families far fewer challenges than those in the Asia-Pacific region.However, while there is no overt language barrier and the general standard ofliving is usually seen as comparable to that in Europe, there are a few factorsthat relocated employees will need to take into account. Not least of these isthe issue of  road safety in Australia,which is generally considered by risk control consultants to be bad enough towarrant employing an experienced driver. Similarly,travel costs and the availability of healthcare and education need to becarefully considered when relocating a whole family due to the long distanceswhich need to be travelled from urban centres to the more remote regions.Nomatter which region employees are sent to, Avron Goldburg of internationalrelocation consultancy Cendant International Assignment Services, suggests thatthe key to successful expatriation is a good knowledge of the local language,culture and infrastructure. “The vast majority of employees relocatedabroad do not know what to expect when they arrive. Most of those who find theycannot stay do so, not because they were given the wrong house to live in, butbecause they were not prepared properly or supported once in the country.”Relocationcosts can be kept to a minimum if proper research is undertaken on theemployees’ behalf before they leave and they are offered prompt assistance toprevent a problem spiralling out of control.”Costsin Asia PacificPricesare comparable with those in Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and Kuala-Lumpur,although they are expected to rise in China following the WTO deregulation laterthis year. In less urbanised areas they are likely to be lower.Torent a 2 to 3-bedroom flat on Hong Kong Island costs between HK$42,000-80,000(US$5,384-10,256) per month.Torent a 4-bedroom family house in Discovery Bay costs HK$40,000-50,000 (US$5,128-6,410)per month, with a 24-hour ferry service to Hong Kong Island.Tohire a full-time maid in Hong Kong costs from HK$3,750 (US$480) per month, butemployers are obliged also to cover their transport, medical, foodandaccommodation expenses.Tohire a private driver and car in Hong Kong costs HK$200 (US$25) per hour, witha four-hour minimum.  Tohire a helicopter and pilot costs HK$10,800 (US$1,384) per hour.Toattend the Hong Kong International School costs:     Pre-school:  HK$51,250 (US$6,570) per year.Secondary: HK$121,100 (US$15,526) per year.FurtherInformation–Omni:–Berlitz Training:–Cendant International Assignment Services:–Control Risks Group:––Expatriate Essentials:–International SOS:–Morton Fraser Relocation: Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Touchstone confirms gas discovery onshore Trinidad and Tobago

first_imgThe first stage of well testing produced a total of 28.6 million cubic feet of gas (4,770 barrels of oil equivalent) and 680 barrels of natural gas liquids Touchstone has announced significant oil discovery at Cascadura. (Credit: Pixabay/skeeze) Touchstone Exploration has confirmed significant liquids-rich gas discovery following the flowback testing of the first stage of the Cascadura-1ST1 exploratory well in the onshore Ortoire exploration block in Trinidad and Tobago.Touchstone is the operator of the exploratory well and owns 80% working interest while Heritage Petroleum owns the remaining 20% working interest.Results of the Cascadura-1ST1 exploratory wellTouchstone stated that the average flowback rate for the well during the final 14-hour test period was 5,180 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed). This included 26.9 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas and 694 barrels per day (bpd) of natural gas liquids.Cascadura’s peak flowback rate came in at 5,736 boed, including 30.2 MMcf/d of natural gas and 710 bpd of natural gas liquids.The first stage of well testing produced a total of 28.6 million cubic feet of gas ((4,770 barrels of oil equivalent) and 680 barrels of natural gas liquids.Touchstone stated that the field analysis indicated liquids rich gas with no hydrogen sulfide and no produced water.The well is anticipated to be shut-in for a two-week pressure build-up test, following which the company expects completing and testing an additional 450 feet of identified pay.Touchstone president and CEO Paul Baay said: “The Cascadura production test results represent a dramatic change for Touchstone, as it confirms the monumental resource potential of the Ortoire exploration block following the earlier success of our Coho-1 well.“Furthermore, the test results are only attributable to the lower most portion of the well, and with 450 feet of contiguous sand to be tested, the full potential of the structure is yet to be defined.“To put these results in context, our average daily oil production for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was 1,729 bbls/d.“The modelling from the final test results at Coho-1 supports initial gross production rates between 10 to 12 MMcf/d per day (approximately 1,667 to 2,000 boe/d) with Cascadura now set to provide a further step change.”Last December, Touchstone Exploration made a crude oil discovery following the drilling of the Cascadura-1ST1 exploratory well in the onshore Ortoire exploration block in Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

Costa ethic

first_imgCosta Coffee is to source its entire coffee supply from sustainable farms.From September 2008, at least 30% of the coffee used in Costa’s Mocha Italia blend – which forms the base of its coffee drinks – will come from Rainforest Alliance certified sources. It will then gradually work towards a 100% sustainable sourcing policy.Costa’s marketing director David Hutchinson said: “We know it will take time to convert our supply base to certified sustainable sources, but we believe it’s an investment that is right for our business, right for the coffee industry as a whole and a journey our customers will want to be part of.”Farms must meet rigorous standards to gain Rainforest Alliance accreditation, including reducing pesticide use, improving worker safety and protecting forests and soil.The Rainforest Alliance is a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation that works to ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour.last_img read more

Goshen Mayor preparing for coronavirus

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterest Google+ Google+ WhatsApp By Carl Stutsman – March 11, 2020 10 527 Source: Mayor Jeremy Stutsman for Goshen Facebook Page You can add Goshen to the list of area cities that are proactively taking steps to handle coronavirus for when it shows up.Mayor Jeremy Stutsman issued a statement shortly after the case in Noble County was announced this week. In it he stated that the city has been working with the Elkhart County Health Department, Goshen Health and other officials to make sure they are ready.He also outlined immediate action they are taking; like establishing a group of staff that will be responsible for coordinating efforts across the community, convening a meeting with pertinent education and community officials, and posting any updates from the CDC, state board of health, or the county health department on their website.You can read a detailed report here with The Goshen News Goshen Mayor preparing for coronavirus Twitter Pinterest Twitter Previous articleReport: Cable bills now higher than all utilities, combinedNext articleIndiana AG says state agencies can’t use non-binary marker Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more