North Sea workers look abroad for jobs as oil market worsens

first_img whatsapp Express KCS Monday 12 January 2015 8:26 pm Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive Supplement North Sea workers look abroad for jobs as oil market worsens center_img FALLING oil prices have pushed professionals working in the North Sea to look elsewhere for jobs.More than four in 10 (42 per cent of) oil and gas professionals working in Scotland and the North Sea region are already looking at international assignments, a survey from specialist information and recruitment firm Rigzone reveals.Meanwhile 68 per cent said they were concerned about the impact of oil prices on deep sea offshore projects over the next five years and 36 per cent said that debates around the issue in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum had impacted negatively on career prospects in oil and gas. Just nine per cent held the opposite view.Bob Melk, president of Rigzone, said: “For oil and gas companies to continue attracting top talent to the region, they will need to continue offering generous compensation packages and incentives. It would also appear that there is work to be done by the political parties in Holyrood and Westminster to reassure the industry about their long-term commitment to North Sea exploration.” More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

MFDA to ease conditions on reps serving as executors

first_img The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) has proposed rule amendments that aim to clarify the limited circumstances in which reps can act under powers of attorney (POAs), or as trustees and executors for clients. Under the current rules, reps are generally prohibited from fulfilling these roles, except when it involves a family member, such as their spouse, child, or parent. To rely on this exception, various conditions must be met, including that the client account must be assigned to another rep. Related news Among other things, the revisions would do away with the requirement to transfer the account to another rep. The MFDA has received feedback that this is an unduly onerous condition, the self-regulatory organization says in the proposed amendments. The amendments aim to clarify the regulatory intent of the requirements. “The effect of the proposed amendments will be to achieve greater clarity … while preserving investor protection and effective risk controls,” the MFDA says. The proposed amendments were approved by the MFDA board of directors approved at their March 2 meeting. The comment period runs until June 8. IIROC to prohibit advisors from serving as POAs, trustees or executors Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IIROC extends deadline for unwinding existing trustee, executorship and POA arrangements Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Keywords ExecutorsCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association IIROC updates deadline for unwinding personal financial dealings with clientslast_img read more

Canadians upbeat about saving

first_img Canadians are optimistic about their savings this year, but household finances are still stretched thin, according to a poll commissioned by Toronto-based Bank of Montreal (BMO).For 2019, half (52%) of Canadians plan to put savings aside, and 31% say they’d like to save up to $10,000, the BMO survey found. Last year, one-quarter did not contribute to savings at all, but 15% saved more than $10,000. IE Staff Keywords Consumer borrowing and savingCompanies Bank of Montreal Income inequality narrowed amid fiscal supports in 2020: StatsCan Rising incomes don’t keep pace with growing expenses for insolvent debtors What causes clients to be financially stressed? Share this article and your comments with peers on social media One in ten Canadians (12%) don’t anticipate they’ll be able to save anything this year, and 36% aren’t exactly sure how much they’ll be able to save.Various factors are holding Canadians back from saving: the majority say household expenses are stretching them too thin (67%); nearly half are paying down debt (45%); and, when it comes to  millennial Canadians, 37% say social pressures affect their ability to save.Canadians’ debt-to-income ratio climbed to a near-record high of 173.8% in the third quarter of 2018, and with rising interest rates, credit payments are also taking a chunk out of people’s budgets.“There’s no better time to tighten the fiscal purse strings than when interest rates are on the rise,” Sal Guatieri, senior economist, BMO Capital Markets, said in a statement.“Household credit is now rising the least in 35 years,” Guarieri added, “and with consumers expected to spend at the slowest rate in a decade in 2019 due to higher interest rates and tougher mortgage rules, the debt ratio should stabilize, if not fall modestly.”Some Canadians are looking to dip into their savings this year: for a trip or vacation (47%), home renovation (20%) or seasonal activities (20%).Of those saving for the long-term, 36% are focused on retirement, although 32% don’t think they’re saving enough. Another 36% are setting money aside for an emergency fund but many (40%) don’t feel that is enough, either.The poll also found that some Canadians (17%) are focused completely on getting out of debt. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related newslast_img read more

Mayor Lee Highlights Need for Re-Education in Contract Procurement Guidelines

first_imgRelatedMayor Lee Highlights Need for Re-Education in Contract Procurement Guidelines RelatedMayor Lee Highlights Need for Re-Education in Contract Procurement Guidelines FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Mayor of Portmore, Councillor George Lee has suggested that the administrative officers who are responsible for advising municipal councils on the awarding of contracts, be re-educated in the area of procurement guidelines.This he said should include all persons involved in the process, such as the political directorate, Secretary Managers, administrators and technical staff. “This is critical and necessary,” stressed Mayor Lee in an interview with JIS News, “as these persons (Secretary Managers and technical staff) are the ones who will advise parish councils”.He explained that four months ago the Auditor General completed a study of Portmore’s operations and made recommendations, which the Council executed immediately. “We were comfortable after that (audit) that we were on the right track but we subsequently found out that we were not,” he said.On Wednesday (May 24) Minister of Local Government and Environment, Dean Peart issued a statement effectively informing local government officers that if the guidelines as set out by government were not followed, appropriate action would be taken. The release further stated that there would be greater monitoring of all local authorities, which would include random auditing without prior notice.In light of this, Councillor Lee said it was now critical that efforts be made to have all staff, across the board, trained in all aspects of the government’s procurement guidelines.“People need training in all aspects of the procurement guidelines,” he said “to ensure that they are fully understood, to the letter, and that there will be no misunderstandings thereafter,” he said. RelatedMayor Lee Highlights Need for Re-Education in Contract Procurement Guidelinescenter_img Mayor Lee Highlights Need for Re-Education in Contract Procurement Guidelines UncategorizedMay 28, 2006 Advertisementslast_img read more

Security Forces Will Use Appropriate Action to Eliminate Paramilitary Groups – Dr. Phillips

first_imgRelatedSecurity Forces Will Use Appropriate Action to Eliminate Paramilitary Groups – Dr. Phillips Security Forces Will Use Appropriate Action to Eliminate Paramilitary Groups – Dr. Phillips UncategorizedNovember 8, 2006 RelatedSecurity Forces Will Use Appropriate Action to Eliminate Paramilitary Groups – Dr. Phillips FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of National Security, Dr. Peter Phillips, has said that the security forces would be using appropriate action to eradicate crime, violence and paramilitary groups plaguing the island.The Minister was speaking at the 19th staging of the Neighbourhood Watch Conference, at the University of Technology (UTech), on November 4.According to the Minister, the people of Jamaica would not tolerate paramilitary groups of criminals. Noting that although the solution might not be immediate, the security forces, “will not allow those groups [criminals] to persist and terrorize the country”, Dr. Phillips said.The Minister emphasised that in order to sustain the gains made thus far, the population must throw its support behind the police.“This month we celebrate the second anniversary of Operation Kingfish, and everyone would agree that that Task Force has had tremendous success in rolling back the tide of criminality in our land,” he argued.The Neighbourhood Watch programme was established in 1986 to empower communities to employ strategies to prevent crime. Saturday’s conference was held under the theme: ‘Police and Citizens in Partnership for Safer Communities’.The seminar comprised an opening session, after which the conference was dissolved into five workshops to discuss the topics: ‘Conflict Resolution’, ‘Community Safety and Development’, ‘Team Building and Leadership’, ‘Domestic Violence and Child Abuse’, and ‘Police Youth Relations’.center_img RelatedSecurity Forces Will Use Appropriate Action to Eliminate Paramilitary Groups – Dr. Phillips Advertisementslast_img read more

State Budget focussed on ambitious initiatives to tackle climate change

first_imgState Budget focussed on ambitious initiatives to tackle climate change Peter Gutwein,Premier and Minister for Climate ChangeTasmania is a leader in climate change action. We have achieved our target of net zero emissions four years in a row, have the lowest per capita emissions of all states and territories and we are one of the lowest emitters of carbon dioxide on the planet.Tasmania will continue to lead the nation in the transition to a low-emissions economy, and the Government will continue to lead by example, driven through the initiatives outlined in this year’s State Budget.Over $30 million will be invested in waste and resource recovery initiatives across Tasmania that will benefit our state for years to come and help us rebuild a stronger Tasmania.The State of the Climate 2020 Report clearly highlights the impacts of a changing climate in Australia, including increasing temperatures, extreme fire weather and reduced rainfall. The 2020-21 State Budget makes our commitment to further climate action clear, and outlines initiatives to adapt and keep Tasmanians safe from a changing climate.This includes an ambitious target to transition our Government vehicle fleet to 100% electric vehicles by 2030 and $2.3 million over three years to continue our sensible and measured transition. This is one of the most ambitious targets of any state.We will also establish a new $10 million no interest loan scheme for large Tasmanian greenhouse gas emitting businesses and industries. The loans will assist business and industry to trial existing clean technologies or test new innovative production processes, leading to reduced emissions.A further $15 million has been allocated for public housing energy efficiency measures to reduce emissions and energy bills improving the cost of living for tenants.The Budget includes $20 million to advance our plans in renewable energy and hydrogen, to increase investment and grow jobs in Tasmania.In addition to these measures, we’ve also announced a $17.6 million package to keep Tasmanians safe from the threat of bushfires, including $8 million for the State Fire Commission, which includes the creation of a new division in the Tasmania Fire Service to manage the planning and response to bushfire and $9.3 million to bolster the Government’s Fuel Reduction Program. A further $295,000 has been provided to the build on the successful Red Hot Tips program.A further $720,00 has been allocated over three years towards TasAlert Emergency information Service, and $850,000 towards the Flood Mapping Project to better understand these risks to Tasmanians.We will also review our climate change Act and emissions reduction target, with a view to strengthening our legislation and taking a more ambitious approach. Consultation will occur early next year, and the Budget allocates $300,000 towards this review.As we recover from the COVID-19, the Government is focussed on growing jobs, future-proofing our industries, and reducing Tasmania’s emissions even further, and the 2020-21 State Budget makes these priorities clear as we rebuild a stronger Tasmania. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, carbon dioxide, climate change, Commission, efficiency, electric vehicle, Emergency, energy efficiency, Government, Investment, legislation, production, renewable energy, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, zero-emissionlast_img read more

Recycling targets slashed as government fails to act

first_imgRecycling targets slashed as government fails to act The Australian Greens MPsAustralia’s plastic recycling and waste reduction targets have been slashed and rebranded in an attempt to hide inaction and failure from the Government and big polluters.The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) today launched its ANZPAC Plastics Pact, which undercuts the organisation’s own 2025 National Packaging Targets.Greens spokesperson for Waste and Recycling, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, said the announcement is a result of the Government’s recent refusal to legislate mandated packaging targets in the Australian Senate.“The Greens, Labor and all of the cross bench except One Nation voted to make voluntary targets mandatory in law.“The packaging industry fought hard to stop mandatory targets, even though they always said they were confident in meeting voluntary commitments.“Today’s announcement from APCO equates to a 27% reduction in these voluntary commitments for plastic recycling.“APCO has also halved its commitment to increase what packaging is collected and effectively recycled.“Just a few months ago APCO, Woolworths and the Australian Food and Grocery Council openly said at a series of Senate inquiries they didn’t need regulation and mandated targets as they would meet the voluntary targets the industry set themselves.“Now that the spotlight is no longer on them, and genuine waste reform is off the Government’s parliamentary agenda, we get them backtracking from their commitments.“Did they deliberately mislead the Senate in order to avoid government regulation and accountability, or did they just stuff it up?“Either way the packaging industry and their cheerleaders in Government – including Minister Evans and Ley – have some serious explaining to do.“We should be ramping up actions to meet waste and recycling targets, not weakening them, and the producers within the packaging industry need to play a key role in this.“The waste and recycling industry employs over 60,000 Australians and has pushed for strong, regulated targets for the packaging industry.“Strong, mandated targets would give the waste and recycling industry the certainty to invest in building a circular economy and creating green new jobs.“Today’s announcement is simply more uncertainty for this critical industry. They have been let down by the Morrison Government, who lobbied hard to prevent the Senate from passing amendments that would have properly regulated the blatant self-interest of big plastic polluters.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Greens, building, circular economy, council, Economy, failure, Government, industry, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, recycling, reform, regulation, Senate, Woolworthslast_img read more

Former CEO Of CMP Media Inc. To Speak At CU MBA Graduation

first_img Published: May 8, 2000 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Michael Leeds, a 1974 CU-Boulder College of Business graduate and former CEO of CMP Media Inc., will speak May 12 at the University of Colorado at Boulder MBA graduation ceremony. He will address “Realities of the ‘New Economy’ and the Importance of Ethical Behavior in the Business World” at the 6 p.m. ceremony in Macky Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus. Leeds recently completed the sale of CMP Media Inc. to a British media firm and became the former president and CEO of the company. Under his leadership, CMP evolved from a privately held publisher of trade publications to a public company that provides critical information to a broad spectrum of the high-tech market through a mix of trade newspapers and magazines, paid-circulation publications and online services. “We are proud to have such a successful and accomplished executive speak to our graduates,” said College of Business Dean Steven Manaster. “Michael Leeds’ career is inspirational. His discussion on “Realities of the New Economy” explains how traditional business values still have relevance in today’s new economy. The speech will give our students great motivation as they enter the work force.” Leeds joined CMP in 1984 to start Business Travel News, the company’s first travel publication. After 10 successful years in the travel business, the travel publishing unit at CMP was sold to devote the company’s resources to the technology market. Prior to joining CMP, Leeds was publisher at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, marketing director at Ziff-Davis Publishing, director of publications for the U.S. Parachute Association, editor of Parachutist magazine and business manager for the Colorado Daily. Leeds lives in New York with his wife, Andrea, and their three children.last_img read more

10 things to do this week: Oct. 16 edition

first_img Published: Oct. 16, 2017 • By Sarah Ellsworth Hello, everyone! It’s a good week to get out and take advantage of the nice weather before things turn snowy and cold, because, as Ned Stark always said, winter is coming. This week features the chancellor’s annual State of the Campus address, active harmer training, an outdoor dog café in celebration of Conflict Resolution Week, a Colorado Creed-themed game night, screening of the documentary Chasing Coral, career fair where the companies pitch themselves to you, introduction to beekeeping workshop, Sing Along Boulder, CU’s Ultimate Challenge and a night of self-care.Tuesday, Oct. 17State of the Campus addressJoin Chancellor DiStefano for the fall State of the Campus address at 9 a.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. There will be free food, community discussion and an update on how fares the campus and how it will progress into the future. Submit a question for the chancellor now.CU Police Active Harmer ClassCUPD is hosting an active harmer response class open to all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty to help make you aware of what to do during an active harmer situation. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in UMC 247, this class will be a resource for increasing your safety and well-being on and off campus should an emergency situation happen. This class is free, but you must register in advance at the link above and bring your Buff OneCard for entry.Wednesday, Oct. 18Stay & Play Dog CaféIn celebration of Conflict Resolution Week, the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution is hosting an outdoor dog café from 1 to 5 p.m. at Norlin Quad. There will be therapy dogs, warm beverages and sweet treats for students to enjoy while chatting with staff about conflicts they might be experiencing on campus in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn more about your personal conflict style and strategies for effective conflict resolution.Colorado Creed Game NightSwing by the Dennis Small Cultural Center for a fun game night themed around the Colorado Creed from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in UMC 204. Bring friends and maybe a favorite game or two of your own, and enjoy this free chance to unwind from the stress of school.Chasing Coral screeningCome and catch the free screening of the new documentary Chasing Coral, which discusses climate change and its impacts on the Earth and its vast blue seas. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. in Education 220, and there will be free Half Fast subs, so don’t miss out.Thursday, Oct. 19Startups2StudentsNow here’s a refreshing thought: a career fair where the companies looking to hire pitch themselves to you rather than the other way around. From 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fleming Idea Forge, Boulder startups looking to hire innovative CU Boulder students will connect and network with you. There is no sign-up or tickets required—just show up with your resume!Friday, Oct. 20Sustainable Skills Workshop: Introduction to BeekeepingBees are incredible animals, but their numbers are declining. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about caring for bees, now’s your time! The CU Environmental Center is hosting a free workshop for CU Boulder students from 12:30 to 5 p.m., where you can learn about the art of beekeeping and examine a beehive. Be sure to register online by Oct. 18.Saturday, Oct. 21Sing Along BoulderCelebrate World Singing Day with a crowd of enthusiastic Boulderites, held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Boulder Courthouse. You can sing along to Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and Justin Timberlake at this free event, which is open to all regardless of singing ability or experience.CU’s Ultimate ChallengeBased on The Amazing Race, the second annual CU Ultimate Challenge is an epic competition for a hundred teams of two, from noon to 7 p.m. You can register online to participate in this glorious field of battle to win $2,000, and then celebrate at the after party at the Koenig Alumni Center. Registration is $10 for Herd members and $20 for non-members. Bring your A-game!Monday, Oct. 23Latinx Self Care NightIn the whirlwind of midterm activities, it’s important to take some time to care for yourself. That’s why the Cultural Unity and Engagement Center is hosting a free self-care night in honor of Latinx Heritage Month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the C4C Flatirons Room. There will be free dinner, music, facemasks and lotería for your enjoyment.Categories:Things to DoCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Nokia acquires energy efficiency firm Eta Devices

first_imgHome Nokia acquires energy efficiency firm Eta Devices Nokia acquired US firm Eta Devices “to bolster its push to enhance base station energy efficiency” which it believes is “an increasingly important area for operators on the path to 4.9G and 5G”.Eta Devices, founded in 2010, specialises in improving the energy efficiency of power amplifiers used in base stations, access points and devices.Its technology reduces the need for backup power, which means smaller base station cabinets and reduced equipment breakdown rates.Nokia explained that operators need power that is delivered both cost-effectively and sustainably because of increasing demand for data from consumers and businesses, as well as due to the increasing number of connected devices and things.Nokia already offers a zero emission base station solution that it says reduces site energy consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 70 per cent.The acquisition includes fixed assets, employees, intellectual property rights as well as lease and supplier agreements.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nokia makes AI move with Microsoft Previous ArticleAltice terminates SFR buy-out offerNext ArticleStripe is coy on Asian growth plans Eta DevicesNokia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 OCT 2016 Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Español center_img Related Alianza sobre IA entre Nokia y Microsoft Saleha Riaz Author Tags Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Ditolast_img read more