Non-commercial discovery in Jerv exploration well (PL973) operated by Chrysaor

first_img Non-commercial discovery in Jerv exploration well. (Credit: David Mark from Pixabay.) Chrysaor Norge AS as operator of PL973 has concluded drilling of explorationwell 15/12-25. The well targeted petroleum in reservoirs of Paleocene age (TyFormation). The well was drilled to a total depth of 2,795 m below mean sealevel and terminated in limestone, also assumed to be of Paleocene age. Thewater depth is 86 m.The well encountered a 40 m gas condensate column in reservoir of good to verygood quality. No gas-water contact was observed. The well was not formationtested but coring, sampling and data acquisition were performed, includingpressure data. The reservoir pressure is highly depleted and the remainingresources are interpreted to be insufficient for development. The well is nowbeing plugged for abandonment and no further data will be acquired.This is the first exploration well drilled in PL973. The licence was awarded in2019 through the APA2018 licensing round. Well 15/12-25 was drilled by the COSLInnovator rig which will now drill well 15/12-26 in the same licence. Source: Company Press Release The well encountered a 40 m gas condensate column in reservoir of good to very good quality. No gas-water contact was observedlast_img read more

Purplebricks is ignoring advertising watchdog’s ruling over fee transparency, claims CIELA

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks is ignoring advertising watchdog’s ruling over fee transparency, claims CIELA previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks is ignoring advertising watchdog’s ruling over fee transparency, claims CIELATrade organisation believes ASA’s October ruling that adverts must be clear that Purplebricks’ fees are upfront is being ignored by the hybrid agent.Nigel Lewis6th February 201804,502 Views Purplebricks is to be investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over a ruling the watchdog published last year which upheld a complaint by the Charter for Independent Estates and Lettings Agents (CIELA) about its TV advertising.CIELA claims that Purplebricks is still not being clear about its upfront fee structure, despite the ASA saying it should do when, in October, the ASA found that Purplebricks’ ‘commisery’ TV ads had breached its Code of Broadcast Advertising.In the comments, the ASA said Purplebricks must “ensure that when making a comparison to other fee models in their ads, they made it clear that their flat fee was always payable.”Last week CIELA made a further complaint to the ASA, pointing out that several of Purplebricks’ online adverts made the same claims, and had not been amended to reflect the ASA’s earlier decision.CIELA has been told by the ASA that its complaint will not be taken forward.In an email to CIELA, it has said that “having considered your complaint, we have determined that it is not necessary to reinvestigate the issue, in light of the previous ruling.“Instead, we will refer this matter directly to our Compliance team to take action; the Compliance team does not report to complainants or publish the details of its work, but please be assured that it will address the problem.”CIELA claims that no-where on its website does Purplebricks clearly state that unlike traditional agents its vendors pay up-front, rather than on completion.But in one homepage box, ‘What’s included in our fixed fee”, there is an oblique reference to the up-front fee, when the copy says: “Use our competitively priced conveyancing services, and you need pay nothing upfront. Instead, you’ll pay when your property sells or after 10 months, whichever is the sooner.” Purplebricks advertising standards authority ASA commisery TV ads February 6, 2018Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, School of Medicine

first_imgThe Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology and theWest Virginia University (WVU) Cancer Institute seek adistinguished scientist for a tenure-track faculty position (rankopen) to further their scientific exploration in cancerimmunology.Qualifications :The successful candidate will be a recognized investigator with aPhD or MD/PhD degree, post-doctoral training and a track record ofindependent research, demonstrated by high quality publications inpeer-reviewed journals and extramural funding commensurate withyears of experience. The search committee is especially interestedin candidates who through their research, teaching, and servicewill contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academiccommunity.This joint recruitment provides an exceptional opportunity toparticipate in robust, interdisciplinary basic and translationalresearch and training programs in a highly collaborativeatmosphere. The appointed faculty will conduct research in cancerimmunology and teach immunology to medical, graduate andundergraduate students. Candidates with research programs focusedon immunological function in gastrointestinal or brain malignanciesand/or cancer immunotherapy and vaccine development are stronglyencouraged to apply. Dedicated laboratory space and competitiveoperating funds will be provided. Salary and academic rank will bedetermined based on qualifications and experience.Founded in 1867, WVU is one ofonly 11 research-intensive land-grant institutions offering asingle health sciences campus with accredited Schools of Medicine,Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. WVU is WestVirginia’s major research and development center. Our facultyconduct research totaling over $195 million in sponsored contractsand grants per year, and WVU has earned an R1 researchclassification (highest research activity) as described by theCarnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. TheCarnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WVUas a comprehensive doctoral institution with medical programs –placing it among only 50 such public and 28 private institutionsnationwide, and WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s CommunityEngagement Classification, which only 6% of all universities have.WVU is located in beautiful Morgantown, WV , in the heartof Mountaineer Country , which is within easy traveling distanceof Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, PA. This award-winning city hasbeen rated the “No. 1 Small City in America” (BizJournals.com), theninth best college town in America (Business Insider), one of the“South’s Best Small Towns” (Southern Living) and one of the“Top 100 Best Places to Live” (Livability).Electronic submission of application with supporting credentials(including a cover letter, vitae, research statement, teachingstatement, and list of three professional references) can be madeat: https://wvu.taleo.net/‌careersection/‌faculty/‌jobdetail.ftl?job=15624. The position remains open until filled.West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunityemployer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for genderequity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff,and students, and invites applications from all qualifiedapplicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, genderidentity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics,disability, or Veteran status.last_img read more

Research Assistant Professor – Pharmacy – (FAC001626)

first_imgThe University of Houston College of Pharmacy invites qualifedapplicants to apply for a full-time, research faculty position atthe rank of Reseach Assistant Professor in the Prescription DrugMisuse Education and Research (PREMIER) Center. We are seekingoutstanding individuals with a solid track interest in scholarshipand expertise in the fields of susbstance use disorders orprescription drug misuse. The successful candidate will be involvedin increasing scholarship productivity within the Center,increasing the national recognition of the College, and building aresearch enterprise that fits within the mission of theCenter.The mission of the PREMIER Center, founded in December 2018, is toimprove patient outcomes by providing education on safe andeffective controlled substance prescription use and to serve as acatalyst for collaborative resaerch efforts optimizingpharmacotherapy to manage pain an dsubstance use disorders. It isthe only research center with this focus housed in a College ofPharmacy in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC).The position is fully funded by the University of Houston Collegeof Pharmacy. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications andexperience. We are looking for talented personnel who willstrengthen and provide synergies with our current areas of researchrelated to prevention, treatment, and harm reduction related toprescription drug misuse.The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse studentbodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars. Three letters of recommendation and theemail addresses of your references are required. Applicantscreening will begin immediately and will continue unitl theposition is filled.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and presons withdisabilites are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :All applicants must hold an earned Ph.D. in Health ServicesResearch or closely related discipline and professional pharmacydegree (BS or PharmD) from an ACPE accredited pharmacy school.Applicants with experience mentoring pharmacy graduate orprofessional student would be an asset.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

New Nursing Home Ombudsman for Area 16

first_imgJoyce will be serving the counties of Gibson, Posey, Perry, Spencer, and Warrick. Joyce was previously an Options Counselor with SWIRCA & More before she retired in the summer of 2019 with 14 years of service.The Indiana Long-Term Care Ombudsman program advocates for residents of long-term care facilities, which includes nursing facilities and licensed assisted living facilities.The primary purpose is to promote and protect the RESIDENT RIGHTS guaranteed to residents under federal and state law.The Ombudsman is resident directed. You can reach Joyce by contacting her by phone or e-mail listed below. Also, please note that the Vanderburgh County Ombudsman continues to be Michelle Motta at VOICES. She can be reached at 812-423-2927 or [email protected] New Nursing Home Ombudsman for Area 16 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Opportunities for Fairtrade, says director

first_imgThere are plenty of opportunities to grow Fairtrade in the bakery sector, according to Harriet Lamb, director, Fairtrade Foundation.Fairtrade has seen a 70% growth in sales over the last year, and Lamb believes it will not suffer in the face of the current financial climate. “We’re just at the start of looking at the bakery sector and how we can scale up Fairtrade within it,” she said.Daniel Buckland, a buyer at AMT Coffee, said his firm found that, with Fairtrade bakery, it’s all about creating demand. “The products we’ve had out there didn’t exist until we created them and they have been successful,” he said, explaining that very rarely does he get suppliers coming to him with a Fairtrade product. “You have to push suppliers and do a lot of the research yourself,” he added.last_img read more

Independents prove popular

first_imgNearly 70% of independent retailers are doing well. And, within that 70% figure, independent bakers are among the most popular on the high street, according to a new report from the Local Data Company.Bakery shop closures are cancelled out by the number of bakery shops opening. But it is not all good news. Sales at independent food stores fell by just under 1% and are down 3.4% on the previous year. The biggest year-on-year drop since records began in 1988. The value of food sales rose by 1.3%.According to Local Data’s Matthew Hopkinson: “Location is key, including which end of the high street and certain regions are performing better.”Nineteen per cent of all types of independent shops are empty in large centres in the north west, north east, east and west Midlands. In Yorkshire and the Humber region it is even higher, at 21%. The Kent coastal town of Margate has the highest number of empty shops 34%.Liz Peace of the British Property Federation said: “The challenge for local authorities is to work with businesses, including retailers and landlords, to sensibly manage this transition and to be creative in looking for new roles for empty shops.”Also see feature ’The mean streets’last_img read more

A path out of violence

first_imgFacing the drawdown of U.S. forces and the run-up to next year’s presidential election, Afghanistan has reached a critical moment in its troubled history.Despite ongoing violence, mostly connected to the Taliban, there are reasons to be optimistic that the country can make a peaceful political and security transition by 2014, Afghan diplomat Salahuddin Rabbani said Thursday in a conversation that kicked off a Kennedy School conference on Afghanistan’s future.“We are under no illusions that this will be easy, but substantial gains have been made,” said Rabbani, his country’s ambassador to Turkey and chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council, the group charged with negotiating with the Taliban. “The Afghan national security forces have been increasingly taking responsibility for security within the country, we’ve have had two relatively peaceful elections, and citizens have better access to public services than any time in recent history.”Rabbani was joined at the event by James Warlick, the U.S. deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the lead negotiator tasked with ironing out a postwar troop agreement in Afghanistan.“Whether it’s in education, judiciary, youth, women — what we’re seeing is a new Afghanistan emerging after 30 years of turbulence,” Warlick said.Like Rabbani, Warlick knows that securing an enduring peace in Afghanistan will be a serious challenge, but he sees a way forward, a “guiding path that we believe will lead to security, stability, and, we hope, a lasting peace.”He pointed to a speech President Obama delivered last May at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan as laying out the blueprint.First, Warlick said, Afghans need to be able to stand on their own, and increasingly are doing so. With the United States set to withdraw 34,000 troops over the next year, reducing its presence in Afghanistan by half, Afghan security forces have grown to 352,000 strong and are experiencing more casualties than the International Security Assistance Forces, the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan.“Next, it’s important for Afghanistan to create strong institutions in government, in civil society, and certainly for the security forces,” Warlick said. The plan for U.S. involvement after 2014 is to train, advise, and assist, while the Afghans lead, he said.Regional cooperation is a necessity. “Afghanistan lives in a very dangerous neighborhood, but what we’re seeing for the first time is the emergence of an interest in the countries in the region to actually work together,” Warlick said.Also important is the United States’ commitment to an ongoing strategic partnership with Afghanistan. In 2010, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed an agreement that allows the United States to work on “people-to-people projects and economic assistance, not only security concerns,” Warlick said.But the question remains, how to achieve lasting peace? “We’re not going to win this war on the battlefield,” Warlick said. “The way we’re going to bring about peace and stability is through a negotiated settlement, through a process of reconciliation.“These are huge challenges and it will be difficult,” he said.How the war will end in Afghanistan is something Rabbani deals with every day, “not only as head of the high peace council, but also as a citizen of Afghanistan.”“The people of Afghanistan are tired of war,” he said. “They want peace and they want security. There are good chances that we will reach our goal.”But peace and security will not prevail without rule of law and human development, Rabbani said. “And rule of law and human development cannot flourish without peace and security.”Political leaders must form more inclusive coalitions, restore public confidence by putting an end to past corruption, and concentrate efforts on basic tasks such as citizen security, justice, and jobs — and that will be a challenge, he added.“Afghanistan is a country that has gone through invasions, civil war, internal strife, and conflict for more than three decades. Peace will take time. But there are signs that those who favor peace and negotiation are in the majority,” said Rabbani, who took over the role of lead negotiator with the Taliban in 2012. His father, Burhanuddin, who had been appointed to the position, was assassinated in September 2011.“It is imperative that we not lose sight that more remains to be done.”The conference was cosponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School’s India and South Asia Program, the Future of Diplomacy Project, and the South Asia Initiative.last_img read more

Electricity generation in Germany has been 47% renewable in first five months of 2019

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The German energy transition continues to gather pace, reaching a record 47 per cent of total electricity produced in the first five months of 2019, putting it well ahead of its target for 2025, which requires it to meet between 40 and 45 per cent of total electricity consumption from renewables.The achievement for the first five months of the calendar year is documented by the Fraunhofer Institute, a leading renewable energy research organisation, which runs a detailed tally of electricity production and consumption in Germany.As Fraunhofer’s Bruno Burger notes, each month of 2019 has so far delivered at least a 40 per cent renewable share, with May coming in at a 50.7 per cent share, and the total for the first five months at 46.8 per cent. The lowest month for renewables share was February, with 40.2 per cent.[T]he biggest contributor over the first five months of the year was wind energy, which accounted for more than 26 per cent of the electricity produced in Germany over the first five months of the year. What’s interesting is the change between this year and last year. Burger says wind is up 18.7 per cent, or 9.45TWh, while solar is down 4.8 per cent, and nuclear output is up 3.8 per cent.But the biggest falls came in coal – with lignite (brown coal) falling 17.1 per cent, or 9.48TWh (about the same amount that wind increased), while hard coal (black coal) was down 22.4 per cent.More: Germany renewable energy share jumps to record 47% for first five months of year Electricity generation in Germany has been 47% renewable in first five months of 2019last_img read more

Credit union soup for the soul

first_imgScott is the Principal of Your Credit Union Partner, PLLC.Your Credit Union Partner (YCUP) is a trusted advisor to the leaders of more than 100 credit unions located throughout … Web: www.yourcupartner.org Details I was in Connecticut last week to join friends at Members Credit Union and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union in celebrating their recent National Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) Award (more on that in a minute). I couldn’t help but smile when I noticed via a lobby directory that Members Credit Union shares a building with the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul authors. I immediately thought about how credit union work could be considered food for the soul.For those who don’t know, Chicken Soup for the Soul is a publishing company predominately known for its Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books. The first book, like most subsequent titles in the series, consists of inspirational true stories about ordinary people’s lives. The book became a major bestseller in 1993, and remains something of a social phenomenon.Credit unions ruleWhen it comes to finding inspirational true stories about companies committed to helping the financial lives of ordinary people, credit unions rule! I hear inspirational stories of how credit unions find ways to serve people who are struggling, overlooked, and under-appreciated almost every single day.Trust me when I say that the happiest people in all of credit union land are those who are engaged in helping people – especially people who really need their help. It’s this service and outreach that, like chicken soup, nourishes the soul. It inspires the busiest of people to double down and do more, and inspires those around them to jump in, roll up their sleeves, and get to work. I believe that pursuing purpose is more rewarding than pursuing profit, and I know that I’m not alone.Consider the world we live in today, and how credit unions are clearly different and better:At a time when Wells Fargo hoped the $142-million settlement of a class-action lawsuit over its agents creating up to 2.1 million unwanted checking, savings, and credit-card accounts between 2011 and 2015 would end the iconic company’s headaches, a new report emerged of a similar scandal involving auto loans and insurance. At the time, I was engaged in conversations with the first-year class at the CUNA Management School specifically focused on credit-union best practices for serving underserved markets’ financial needs that remain unmet by most banks and targeted by tens of thousands of predatory lenders. These credit union leaders identified creative and impactful ways to respond to the underserved case studies I presented. I left that group inspired by their credit union spirit!At a time when income inequality is growing rapidly and wages have been stagnating, creating qualify-of-life challenges for millions of people in the United States and billions of people abroad, credit unions have significantly increased their efforts to reach out to and serve the underserved and overlooked. In the United States, the number of Low Income Designated credit unions has exceeded 2,300. These special credit unions are committed to serving low-income consumers and their families. In my 30-year career, I don’t believe awareness of and commitment to lower-income consumers has ever been higher. Thanks to the NCUA, National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, CUNA, National Credit Union Foundation, CDFI Fund, Leagues, and other trade associations, awareness and advocacy have never been higher. Today, more credit unions are engaging each other and their communities to identify educational and product opportunities to help lower-income consumers make better decisions, build financial assets and better credit – all focused on creating a better quality of life for the person, family, and community. When it comes to people helping lower-income people financially, credit unions stand alone. I just completed a full-day Community Development Workshop sponsored by the Wisconsin Credit Union League and the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation. It was cool: the workshop was at full capacity, with credit union leaders driving across the state to be part of the event. The audience included small, large, urban, and rural credit unions, each eager to find new ways to seek out and serve lower-income and underserved markets. The stories I heard from credit unions in attendance were certainly “soup for the soul.”At time when talking heads are arguing for a 700-mile-long, 30-foot wall to keep people away (from a better quality of life for themselves and their families), credit unions across the country are actively engaged in building bridges to warmly welcome Latino immigrants with affordable financial services, regardless of citizenship status. These credit unions are making meaningful investments in providing this group of overlooked consumers with access to low-cost accounts, credit-building, and affordable access to transportation, housing, and even small businesses. Today, more than 70 credit unions have received the national Juntos Avanzamos designation, recognized for having the purpose, people, and products needed to successfully serve this market. How can one adequately measure the quality-of-life impact that accompanies citizenship and financial inclusion? It’s high, and very desirable.Why it mattersI don’t know about you, but I desire chicken soup most when I’m a little under the weather. Like the chicken soup analogy, credit unions work best when they serve those who need them the most. It’s in our DNA, and for more than 100 years, credit unions have been helping those who need us the most: the overlooked and underserved.At a time when the world seems to be heading down a path of greed, fraud, and deeper inequalities between the haves and the have-nots, credit unions can gain strides by seeking out and serving those who need us the most. When credit unions do this, they are relevant, and serving as the “soup” for struggling souls. 120SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Scott Butterfieldlast_img read more