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Production continues at Johan Sverdrup

first_img Production continues at Johan Sverdrup. (Credit: Equinor ASA) The Johan Sverdrup field on the Norwegian continental shelf is impacted by strike due to a breach of mediation in the negotiations between the employer organization, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, and the trade union Lederne.Production continues as normal for the present, as the assessment is that the field can be operated safely. Project activities are reduced due to the strike.43 members of the trade union Lederne at Johan Sverdrup are on strike from Wednesday morning.Agreement has been reached between the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and the trade unions Industri Energi and Safe. Source: Company Press Release Production continues as normal for the present, as the assessment is that the field can be operated safelylast_img read more

Competitions warns lettings agents about use of ‘No DSS’ adverts

first_imgThe Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned letting agents that properties can only be advertised using restrictions such as ‘No DSS’ or other discriminatory phrases unless there is a specific contractual requirement within a landlord’s mortgage.It has clarified its initial advice published in June in which it set out examples of when tenants can be included or excluded within ‘property to let’ adverts, which it suggests some agents and portals have used to justify the use of blanket No DSS bans.The clarified advice within the CMA’s updated ‘Guidance for lettings professionals on consumer protection law’ says letting agents may inform potential tenants of a contractual restriction where it exists.No DSSBut in all other circumstances landlords cannot exclude benefits claimants, the CMA says, and that falsely claiming there is mortgage restriction in place would be ‘misleading’.The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is currently looking into ‘No DSS’ adverts and has already said that, in its view, the practice should end.In light of this the CMA says that it would be concerned if “terms that specify that a property cannot be occupied by a person in receipt of housing benefit are currently being included in any new contracts”.In April Zoopla said it would not allow ‘No DSS’ style working within adverts uploaded to its platform, and Rightmove has said it is waiting for the MHCLG guidance to be published before making a decision on a ban.benefits claimants NO DSS Rightmove CMA Competition and Markets Authority Zoopla October 10, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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 » Competitions warns lettings agents about use of ‘No DSS’ adverts previous nextRegulation & LawCompetitions warns lettings agents about use of ‘No DSS’ advertsCMA has said in a strongly worded clarification that properties can only be advertised if a landlord’s mortgage contract specifically prevents benefits claimants.Nigel Lewis10th October 20190903 Viewslast_img read more

USS George Washington Promotes New Petty Officers

first_img View post tag: Naval USS George Washington Promotes New Petty Officers Share this article December 2, 2014 View post tag: USS George Washington Three hundred Sailors were frocked to their next higher pay grade during a ceremony on board the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Dec. 1.The ship’s newest petty officer first, second and third class selectees stood in ranks and made their way onto the stage as Capt. Greg Fenton, George Washington’s commanding officer, personally congratulated and handed each newly promoted petty officer their frocking letter.Frocking authorizes Sailors to assume the title, wear, obligation and authority of the next higher pay grade based on the semi-annual advancement exam results.Frocked Sailors carry increased authority but are not entitled to higher monetary allowances until they are actually promoted. The Navy is the only branch of the U.S. military that practices this tradition.The newly-frocked petty officers waited more than two months to find out if they would be advanced to the next higher pay grade.All newly-promoted petty officers third class selectees attended a mandatory petty officer indoctrination course where they learned the responsibilities of leadership. Petty officer first and second class selectees completed leadership courses that helped them learn and prepare to take on their new responsibilities.George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protected the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies in the Asia-Pacific region.Press release, Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George Washington Promotes New Petty Officers View post tag: News by topic View post tag: americas View post tag: Petty Authorities View post tag: New View post tag: promotes View post tag: Navy View post tag: Officerslast_img read more

OCNJ Half Marathon Celebrates 10th Anniversary Sept. 29

first_imgThe race showcases Ocean City’s Boardwalk, downtown and neighborhoods with ocean views throughout a fast, flat course. (Photos courtesy city of Ocean City) Organizers for the OCNJ Half Marathon are expecting a record turnout for three races on Sunday, Sept. 29. Registration is still open.Last year, almost 1,700 finishers participated in the event, which also includes a 10-mile non-competitive walk/run and a 5-kilometer race.A total of 1,107 runners finished the half marathon. Registration for the 13.1-mile race continues through 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26.For complete information and registration, visit Half Marathon entrants receive a 10th anniversary jacket. Entrants for all distances receive the OCNJ landmark finishers medal and a finish-line gift.The increasingly popular event showcases Ocean City’s Boardwalk, downtown and neighborhoods with ocean views throughout a fast, flat course.The public is encouraged to come out and cheer for runners. Ocean City mascot Martin Z. Mollusk and the high school’s Red Raider mascot will make appearances. Volunteer groups man “peppy” water stations and are judged for their themes. Contact Lisa Rumer at [email protected] if your group would like to volunteer.The OCNJ Half Marathon and 10-Miler start at 8:30 a.m. The event will include some brief road closings, including the closing of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on race day. Drivers on other streets and Boardwalk pedestrians/bicyclists should anticipate delays as the field of runners passes by.A record turnout is expected for this year’s race.last_img read more

New York City, I’m Coming Home Again: A moe. Gallery

first_imgLast weekend, the jam band moe. spent three glorious nights in the Big Apple. Starting off at the intimate Stage 48 before moving to the larger PlayStation Theater, this is a band that is playing in their prime. Between the Star Wars-inspired musicians, the guest stars, and just the band doing what they do best, it’s truly a treat to be a fan. Thanks to Paul Citone Photograhy, we have some great images from all three shows. Enjoy them below! For a full gallery of images from Paul Citone, see below: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

‘Porgy’ in the park

first_imgBefore cold temperatures arrive and snow inevitably blankets the Yard, the first weeks of the semester bring an outdoor reprieve. Common Spaces — an initiative that encourages community in and around Harvard Yard, and the project behind those colorful chairs festooning it — kicked off its fall programming today with a four-song set by the cast of the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.”The outdoor entertainment series, known as “The Chairs Revue,” takes place each Tuesday and Friday through Oct. 11 and features seasonal snacks and performances ranging from dance to juggling to music and more.But “Porgy and Bess” was a special treat, drawing Harvard employees and faculty members from their offices, students from their dorms, and tourists and passersby alike — all curious to catch a sneak of what the sold-out show has to offer.Actors Nathaniel Stampley, Alicia Hall Moran, Andrea Jones-Sojola, and Cedric Neal sang “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York,” and the perennial favorite “Summertime.”Graduate student Monica Velasquez was “walking out of class and heard the actors warming up,” and decided to take in the concert. “Harvard has always been the center of random things popping up,” she said. “It’s really quite nice.”“I think anytime we can share the University’s great talent with students and employees is great,” said Harvard staffer Bob Fitta, reading in one of the chairs before the concert. “It takes a lot of teamwork and shows that we all work at a great place.”Vice President for Campus Services Lisa Hogarty welcomed the listeners, who noshed on free apples and Goldfish snacks, and she dubbed the grassy area outside the Science Center the new Common Spaces plaza. Mia Walker ’10, assistant to A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, next introduced the actors. “I performed with Common Spaces last year,” she said. “We did ‘Grease,’ and I feel nostalgic and grateful to be standing here.”“This is the first event of the season, and the turnout was fantastic,” said Allegra Libonati, artistic associate at the A.R.T. and the curator of Common Spaces. “It’s so exciting to take pieces of theater that are inside and share them with the community — and especially to share ‘Porgy and Bess,’ which is sold out.”The concert garnered nothing less than loud whoops from the crowd and, of course, a standing ovation.Singer, guitarist, and Harvard staffer Lilia Halpern-Smith performs Sept. 13 outside Lehman Hall at 12:30 p.m. On Sept. 16, the ’Cliffe Notes — a subset of the Radcliffe Choral Society — perform outside Lehman Hall at 12:30 p.m.last_img read more

Reflecting on Our Ocean Plastic Summer Internship

first_imgThe following is a guest blog from Dell’s ocean plastic supply chain summer interns Allison Ward and Dan Partin, graduate students at the University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations.Most people don’t get excited when they find streets covered in plastic bottles and trash. But that’s exactly how we felt as we embarked on our summer internship.We knew all the statistics from our initial research— the 8 million tons of plastics entering the ocean every year, the growth to 80 million tons by 2025, and the notion that one day there may be more plastic in the ocean than fish. But until we actually saw the piles of discarded plastic and walked the beaches ourselves, it was really hard to imagine the horrific reality.Our summer internship project was to create a supply chain that would help Dell source more ocean bound plastic for its packaging in an environmentally and economically friendly way. We’d do that by extending the supply chain from Haiti to South Asia.It was a daunting task, but through collaboration inside Dell, with external experts, and with the support of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan, we proved out a model for Dell that could make an ocean plastic supply chain a reality.Finding ocean plastic was only the first step in the journey. We knew other important supply chain factors must be taken into consideration, such as cost and continuity of supply, but a key focus of our project was to “deliver additionality.” This meant we had to demonstrate that Dell’s intervention would make a positive impact on ocean health that would have not otherwise been created. To do so we created a holistic strategy that would improve the existing waste management structure; targeting the root cause of the problem, not just a symptom. This approach considered the livelihoods and practices of informal sector collectors, local beach clean ups and community outreach programs, and increased demand for low value plastic.The net goal is an improved waste management infrastructure that will result in not only improved communities, but also remove millions of plastic bottles’ worth of material from the ocean. Better yet, we believe the process can be replicated and brought into other regions of the world. In fact, we hope it has to be, as our goal is to someday put ourselves out of the ocean plastics business in each location.The Dell internship experience went above and beyond our expectations. Where else could we say that our project helped create a new type of supply chain with the potential to help thousands of people in coastal cities? We can confidently say that we are changing the world.For more information on internships at Dell, visit read more

Vidal, Devine take office, offer a vision for upcoming year

first_imgFour years ago, Lauren Vidal and Matthew Devine never would have guessed they would be students at Notre Dame, but now the incoming student body president and vice president, both juniors, recognize that many once-insignificant decisions led them to where they are now, Devine said.“We were just reflecting on how important choices are,” he said. “You make one decision, and we never would be sitting here today.”Vidal said she had not considered applying to the University until the day before the application deadline. She said other schools recruited her for athletics but she ultimately based her decision on Notre Dame’s strong community.“I applied the last day [the application] was due,” she said. “I was going a different route. I was being recruited to play sports.“I was about to go to go elsewhere. I was basically going … I got here for Spring [Visitation, a weekend recruitment program for prospective minority students], and it just changed the game.”“The community was really, really impressive and I thought, ‘If there’s one place that’s going to bring me a little closer to the person I really want to be, this whole person, it’s going this institution,’” she said.Devine said he had “no connection” to Notre Dame except one football game until his visit to campus for a scholarship finalist weekend left him with a lasting impression.“I remember leaving the press box, and it was really late at night, and I ended up wandering over to the grotto,” he said. “So did about 10 of the other people that I was with, and people just kept coming … and, no joke, three in the morning, it’s freezing outside, and all of us are holding candles praying that we’ll just end up when we’re supposed to end up.”The pair’s vision for the coming year incorporates their experiences with the Notre Dame community, Vidal said. Devine said they want student government to be accessible to every student and to incorporate ideas from across campus.Vidal said she and Devine see Notre Dame as an institution with a breadth of knowledge and resources that student government can and should use to facilitate dialogue and action on issues that the student body considers important.“You think of an issue like sexual assault on campus, so you think of it as a very student-led conversation in terms of student leadership trying to solve [it] … but it’s unique when you step back and you think, we are at a premier university,” Vidal said.Devine said he and Vidal will focus first on “visible initiatives” such as founding the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP), a supplement to the SafeWalk program, and initiating quad markets, which would bring food products and crafts from farmers markets to Notre Dame’s quads.He said acting as a representative of the student body presents a unique challenge to faithfully serving the campus community.“The thing I’m most excited about is also the thing I’m most afraid of too: representing the student body’s opinion, especially the atmosphere at the time,” he said.“[I will be] able to use that voice, express students’ opinions effectively and give a very accurate temperature of the discussion of the time. “Vidal said she and other members of her administration had met with the administration of former student body president Alex Coccia and former vice president Nancy Joyce, both seniors, to facilitate the transition process.“They’ve been great,” She said. “Obviously we need to attribute a lot of credit to them. They’ve been good at catching us up to speed and giving us information on issues as opposed to just logistics, so they’ve really involved us in the conversation, and we’re really grateful for that.”Devine said he and Vidal expect to hit the ground running when they take office April 1.“April 1 is not the start date; it’s just a continuation,” he said.Tags: devine, new student government, vidallast_img read more

Newsies Turns Two! Celebrate the Hit Musical’s Broadway Anniversary

first_imgCan you believe it’s been two whole years since the cast of Newsies first carried the banner to the Great White Way? Headliner Corey Cott and his gang of newsboys had cause to cheer on March 26, when the hit musical officially celebrated its second anniversary on Broadway. Check out this Hot Shot of the cast (with cake!) then see them seize the day in Newsies, currently playing at the Nederlander Theatre. Corey Cott Related Shows Star Files Newsiescenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Liana Huntlast_img read more

Tony Yazbeck Begins Performances in Finding Neverland on B’way

first_img Related Shows What this triple threat means to us! Tony Yazbeck will fly into Finding Neverland on January 26; the Tony nominee replaces Matthew Morrison as J.M. Barrie in the Audience Choice Award-winning new musical.Yazbeck received a 2015 Tony nod for his performance in the On The Town revival; additional Main Stem credits include Chicago, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma! and Never Gonna Dance. He also recently starred in the world premiere of Hal Prince’s Prince of Broadway in Japan.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.The cast at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre also currently includes Kelsey Grammer as Charles Frohman, Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, Carolee Carmello as Madame du Maurier and Teal Wicks as Mary Barrie. Tony Yazbeck Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Star Files View Commentslast_img read more