St Modwen sells Catford Tesco

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Dr Shinya Yamanaka receives the Nobel Prize

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Hansa in new management team appointments ahead of drilling ops

first_imgHansa Hydrocarbons, an exploration and production company focused on the Southern North Sea including the UK, Dutch and German offshore sectors, has appointed new members to the company’s management team ahead of future drilling operations. The company on Monday, March 7, 2016, announced three appointments, namely Don Ferguson as Chief Operating Officer, Bob Lyons as Well Engineering Manager and Steve Smith as Head of HSEQ.According to the company, Ferguson, Lyons, and Smith have been working on various projects with Hansa for some time and with the momentum now building on the planned drilling of two play-opening wells in the Netherlands in 2017, these highly experienced additions to the management team gives the company an operational capability that will allow it to conduct its operations in a safe and responsible manner.Hansa was recently awarded two new licences under the Danish 7th Licensing Round, namely Licences 7/16 and 14/16 in the Danish sector of the North Sea.last_img read more

Euroports stays quiet

first_imgEuroports’ already operates a bulk terminal at the port, through Terminal Rinfuse Italia (TRI) which it controls via a 80 percent stake, as well as in several other Italian ports.However, in response to requests for confirmation that it is undertaking due diligence on the multi service terminal, the company declined to comment.last_img

Councillors plan to deviate from job seekers’ programme

first_imgWard 50 councillor, Angus Mckenzie, said deviation was allowed. Although there are clear guidelines and policy around the selection process for temporary work on the City of Cape Town’s job seekers’ database, at least two ward councillors confirmed that they have applied to deviate from it.According to the City, unemployed people who are registered at their sub-council office, have a chance to be selected for temporary job opportunities for projects which the City implements. The selection is a random computerised process, according to the City.Mayoral committee member for safety and security; and social services, JP Smith, pointed out, however, that registration on the database was not a guarantee of employment.It has been an open secret that residents across the Athlone News’ distribution area, which includes Sub-council 17, Sub-council 11 and Sub-council 5, have little faith in the randomisation process, and had been complaining that the same people get jobs whenever projects are implemented in their communities. Some claim that the ward councillors interfere in the process and they deliberately choose who they “want to give the jobs to”.Bonteheuwel community leader and activist, Nadia Mayman de Grass, said she had heard murmurs around these allegations, but that no one had approached her with this kind of complaint directly.Former Ward 31 councillor, Jonathan Cupido, who resigned from his position amid the political turmoil within the DA, made public internal emails sent while he was still a ward councillor, to “expose” how councillors did not stick to the policy and chose whom they wanted employed on projects. The City’s policy also prescribes that a worker who has been successful in obtaining a job opportunity, be excluded from the list of employable candidates for a period ranging from one to three months.Mr Smith confirmed that potential workers were selected from a computerised system, to minimise “human interference” in the identification of workers to be considered for Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) projects.He added: “The randomisation criteria are informed by the nature of the project as clearly defined by the line department implementing or executing a specific service, and includes consideration of age, gender, skills, the nature of work preferred by the jobseeker and the location of a project. The physical execution of the computerised process is done at all relevant sub-council offices, for their relevant jurisdiction areas, under the supervision of the sub-council manager who is a permanent City employee. The management of the job seekers database policy prohibits councillors from being involved in the randomisation process.”Ward 50 councillor, Angus Mckenzie, however, said deviation was allowed. “Ward councillors must make an application, and it must be motivated why they want a deviation of the process. The City manager, through the executive of the specific line department the deviation is applied for, will then make a decision on whether to approve it or not. I can confirm that I have applied for deviation before. Our reading rooms, because of the skills needed for early childhood development, requires specific people to operate it. Mr Cupido himself also applied for deviation before. I can confirm that I requested a deviation for our Women of Change programme,” Mr Mckenzie said.Ward 47 councillor, Antonio van der Rheede, said the randomised process made no provision for police clearance, and when it come to working with women and children, he preferred that people who had been properly screened be placed in those positions. “If it is a specialised programme, like working with vulnerable groups such as women and children, one must make sure they are able and eligible to do the work. We cannot allow just anyone to play with children. If anything goes wrong in the community, the ward councillor gets blamed for it. We want to protect the community. There are also people who have volunteered for years in the community and one must look at opportunities for volunteers as well. You can apply to deviate from the process. With our Women for Change programme, we have applied for deviation. Ons kan nie die wolf skaapwagter maak nie,” Mr Van Der Rheede said.Mr Smith said one need not be a volunteer to be considered for a job opportunity.The Speaker of the City of Cape Town, Dirk Smit, said complaints should be formally reported to his office in writing, and would be investigated according to its individual merits.He added: “In keeping with our complaints procedures and complying with all stipulations in accordance with the applicable legislation and the Code of Conduct for Councillors, the Speaker may determine whether or not a reasonable suspicion exists that a councillor contravened the said code.”At the time of going to press, the Athlone News did not receive confirmation from the City on whether deviation was allowed.last_img read more

Bid for legal recognition of humanist marriages fails

first_imgPressure group Humanists UK described the ruling as disappointing. But the body pointed to Eady’s assertion that acknowledging that the removal of discrimination may be complex cannot, of itself, make a failure to address that discrimination a legitimate aim. ’It cannot be open to the [secretary of state] to simply sit on his hands,’ she said. The government said in court that a consultation would be published in early September by the Law Commission.Humanists UK chief executive Andrew Copson said: ‘We’ve waited nineteen years for this reform since it was first considered by the government in an ultimately abandoned review of marriage law, and seven years since Parliament gave the government the power to bring about legal recognition of humanist marriages without requiring a new Act.’Thanks to this judgment, it is at least now not a matter of if humanist marriages will be legally recognised but when, and we await the government’s proposals to remedy the discrimination identified by the court.’ Six couples have failed in their High Court bid to win legal recognition for humanist marriages. Mrs Justice Eady DBE cited an ongoing Law Commission review of marriage law in ruling that the government was not acting unlawfully.The judge stressed that ’the discrimination suffered by the claimants is real’. But she concluded that the secretary of state of justice had ’demonstrated a legitimate aim’ in seeking to address differences in treatment as part of a wholesale reform of the law of marriage.The couples were seeking a declaration that the government’s refusal to legally recognise humanist marriages in England and Wales was a breach of their human rights which must be remedied. Such marriages have been legally recognised in Scotland since 2005 and in Northern Ireland since 2018.In England and Wales over 1,000 couples a year already have a humanist wedding. But they must have a separate civil marriage – usually at a registrar’s office – for their marriage to be legally recognised.last_img read more

Comedian Jasper Carrott and impressionist Alistair McGowan announce 16 extra UK tour dates

first_imgComedy duo Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan have announced an additional 16 dates to their current tour due to popular demand.An Evening Shared With Jasper Carrott & Alistair McGowan is already wowing audiences up and down the country as a show packed with stand-up comedy, impressions, and anecdotes. A further 16 dates have been added to the tour, taking dates through to mid-December.The tour opens with two shows in Harlow on Friday 15 November and Saturday 16 November, and then travels to Kingston, Croydon, Bath, Retford, Harrogate, Portsmouth, Mold, Lancaster and Ulverston, before finishing on Saturday 14 December on the Isle Of Man, where an extra show has also been added.Jasper and Alistair have each won a legion of fans in their own right with their own individual styles of comedy. The pair first teamed up for a one-off festival appearance, and it proved so popular with fans that a match was made in comedy heaven and Carrott and McGowan wanted to work together on more projects.Alistair McGowan commented: “It’s a terrific show and both Jasper and I really enjoy working alongside each other. The audience go away exhausted from laughing having had over two hours of full-on comedy and impressions – which is an extremely satisfying part of live comedy, you experience that instant feedback in front of your very eyes.“The show has become so popular that I hope we’ll find the time to get together again next year and do it all again. But for now, we look forward to seeing audiences round the country this Autumn.”Tour dates for AN EVENING SHARED WITH JASPER CARROTT & ALISTAIR MCGOWAN.PLAYHOUSE, HARLOWFriday 15 November 2019 at 7.30pmSaturday 16 November 2019 at 7.30pmPlayhouse Square, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1LSWebsite: Office: 01279 431945ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTONSunday 17 November 2019 at 7.30pm24-26 High Street, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1HLWebsite: Office: 020 8174 0090FAIRFIELD HALLS, CROYDONWednesday 20 November 2019 at 7.30pmPark Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DGWebsite: Office: 020 3292 0002FORUM, BATHFriday 22 November 2019 at 7.30pm1a Forum Buildings, St James Parade, Bath, BA1 1UGWebsite: Office: 0844 888 9991MAJESTIC THEATRE, RETFORDSaturday 23 November 2019 at 7.30pmCoronation Street, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6DXBox Office: 01777 706866ROYAL HALL, HARROGATESunday 24 November 2019 at 7.30pmRipon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2RDWebsite: Office: 01423 502116NEW THEATRE ROYAL, PORTSMOUTHThursday 28 November 2019 at 7.30pmFriday 29 November 2019 at 7.30pm20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2DDWebsite: Office: 023 9264 9000THEATR CLWYD, MOLDTuesday 3 December 2019 at 7.30pmWednesday 4 December 2019 at 7.30pmRaikes Lane, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YAWebsite: Office: 01352 344101/701521THE GRAND, LANCASTERThursday 5 December 2019 at 7.30pmFriday 6 December 2019 at 7.30pmSt Leonardgate, Lancaster, LA1 1NLWebsite: Office: 01524 64695THE CORO, ULVERSTONSaturday 7 December 2019 at 7.30pmCoronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7LZWebsite: Office: 01229 587140GAIETY THEATRE, DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MANFriday 13 December 2019 at 7.30pmSaturday 14 December 2019 at 7.30pmVilla Marina Arcade, Douglas, Isle Of Man, IM1 2HJWebsite: Office: 01624 600555last_img read more

Ethiopia launches biggest animal health centre in Eastern Africa region

first_imgEthiopia has inaugurated what is arguably East Africa’s biggest animal health diagnostic and investigation centre.The centre has a range of accredited laboratories, and it is expected to serve all countries in the region keen to tackle the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease.last_img

Dominicans benefit from eye care clinic

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share 20 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Dominicans who do not have access to eye care services are benefitting from a four day eye care clinic currently being offered by the Rotary Club of Dominica in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Volunteer Optometry Services for Humanity (VOSH).Thirty-one VOSH volunteers are providing eye and vision care services as part of the 19th VOSH mission to Dominica, at a cost of $25.00 per person which includes glasses.On Monday January 14th the team served the residents of La Plaine, the villagers in Castle Bruce and Salybia benefitted on Tuesday January 15th and today, January 16th the villagers of Mahaut and Point Michel will be served at the clinics which are being held at local health centers.Persons who wish to benefit from the clinics should visit their local health centers for a pre-screening exam and ticket which they need to bring when attending the VOSH clinic.The VOSH clinic will move to Roseau on Thursday, January 17th at the Goodwill Parish Hall which President Eluid Williams is expected to visit.VOSH is a nongovernmental, non sectarian, apolitical organization, dedicated to the provision of eye and vision care services for those who are below the poverty level and without access to local eye care.At the 34th anniversary of Independence celebrations on November 4th, the VOSH Mission was awarded a meritorious service award for their contribution to the development of eye care in Dominica.Rotary Club President Marvlyn Birmingham accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Dan Wrubel, who is the manager of the Mission.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Dominicans benefit from eye care clinic by: – January 16, 2013last_img read more

Former national footballer donates to sport

first_img Sharing is caring! 99 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img NewsSports Former national footballer donates to sport by: – March 22, 2014 Share DFA Treasurer Phillip White (left) with former national player George Carrington .George Carrington, a former national football player, has made a donation towards the development of the sport on island.Carrington donated eight (8) full referee kits to the Dominica Football Referees Association (DFRA) and twenty (20) track suits to the Dominica Football Association (DFA) on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Football House in Bath Estate.“I am very proud to do what I am doing because I am giving back. Let’s put it this way, I made a lot of money playing soccer in Canada I am now giving back something,” Carrington noted.He is hopeful that the national football team will “appreciate the track suits” especially when they are travelling.“It’ll look real nice because I remember when I use to play for Dominica we didn’t have track suits, so I hope they will appreciate what I did and there’s more to follow”.While Carrington has been making donations to the DFA, various clubs, teams and even the Dominica Calypso Association for a number of years, he prefers to “keep it underneath. I am not really a public person when it comes to that”. He was described by former national player Clem John, as “one of the one of the best goal keepers we saw in the 1960’s that’s why he was called birds”.Public relations officer of the DFA, Gerard George noted that the track suits will come in handy as Dominica will be hosting the Windward Island’s Tournament in April 2014, in the honour of deceased senior coach and player who passed on last year.He added that the team also has to travel for the Caribbean Cup. “So Mr Carrington I think you are right on time with those track suits”.President of the DFRA ,Niron Williams (left) with former national player George CarringtonPresident of the Dominica Football Referees Association, Niron Williams who accepted the donation from Mr Carrington, expressed gratitude for the assistance.“Often times, the referees who do a critical part of the game, are most times left out but it is very heartwarming to see that Mr Carrington didn’t leave us out this time”.He stated further that the kits given are very timely, although they are nearing the end of the season, there are some new referees who do not have kits and thus will benefit from the donation.Williams also urged the referees to ensure that the kits are used towards the development of football.“I must say to the referees that Mr Carrington didn’t donate kits to us to have at our homes, I’m sure the aim is to come out here, look smart in the uniforms and do a very good job on the field”. “Our football will not develop without good referees, our national team will not perform properly without good refereeing and in order to do that, referees need to be committed to training and to the laws of the game and come out on the field and do a very good job,” Williams said. DFA treasurer, Phillip White accepted the donation on behalf of the Dominica Football Association as president Glen Ettienne is out of state on assignment.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more