Regus in fourth joint venture

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Petrobras to divest Piranema fields

first_imgBrazilian oil giant Petrobras has decided to sell its total stake in two deepwater assets offshore Brazil. Petrobras said on Friday it had started the opportunity disclosure stage for the sale of its total stake in the Piranema and Piranema Sul fields.Petrobras, the operator with a 100% equity interest, offers all the rights in the maritime concessions Piranema (PRM), field in production, and Piranema Sul (PRMS), an undeveloped field, both located in deep waters in Sergipe-Alagoas Basin, approximately 37 km from Aracaju. The fields are supported by the operational onshore base designated as Polo Atalaia in Sergipe.While Piranema Sul is an undeveloped field, Petrobras noted that there is a possibility of taking advantage of the facilities of the Piranema field, since it is located in an adjacent area to this field.In 2017, Piranema field produced, on average, 4.254 bpd of light oil and 1.573 thousands m³ / d of gas. All gas production is reinjected.All the oil, gas and water production of Piranema Field is collect at Piranema Spirit FPSO, located to the west of the exploited area of the field in a water depth of 1,090 meters, being chartered to Petrobras.Piranema Field, discovered in 2001, is located in deep and ultra-deep waters (water depth ranging from 200 m to 2,000 m) of the continental shelf of the State of Sergipe, at a distance of ~37 km from the coastline and started the production in October 2007.Piranema Sul Field, discovered in 1987, is located in deep waters of the Sergipe portion of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin, in water depths ranging from 550 m to 1600 m, about 30 km from the coastline, and is contiguous to the Piranema Field.As recently reported by Offshore Energy Today, Petrobras is also making headway with plans to sell its entire interest in two shallow water fields, Enchova and Pampo, located in the Campos Basin off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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Sports Ministry warns Impostors to Steer Clear of Team Nigeria

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWorld’s Most Delicious Foods8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever Seen10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has warned groups,individuals or Association against turning Nigerian sports into their personal estate. Sports minister Sunday Dare In a statement signed by the permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mr Gabriel Aduda ,he reiterated that the Ministry would not allow anyone to exploit or misled Nigerian Athletes for personal or selfish interest. Aduda said ” The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the ministry charged by law to supervise and implement all sports development policies, hereby reiterates that the only recognised name for Nigerian athletes is Team Nigeria. Also the authority to decide who wears Nigeria’s colours rests with the ministry not any single individual” . Aduda further decried the attempt by some Presidents to hijack federations and turn them into NGOs.” The Code of Governance for the Nigerian Sporting Federations and extant laws guiding sporting activities are very clear. The federations are a creation of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the ministry supervises them and works with them to present our athletes in the best form for competitions. The Board of the federations is a collective and no individual can appropriate the board or the rights of the Nigerian state” the P.S. concluded.center_img The clarification became necessary following attempt by an individual to register another team for Nigeria at the Para-Weightlifting world cup in Abuja. Read Also:Alex Akinyele: pace setter, astute administrator , accomplished technocrat- Sports Minister The timely intervention of the Youth and Sports Minister Mr Sunday Dare nibbed the brewing crisis in the bud with the presentation of Team Nigeria Athletes for the event. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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1K policemen for Bacolaodiat fest

first_imgThese include the deployment of some500 men and women of the BCPO with augmentation from the Police Regional Office6 (Western Visayas), Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, and RegionalMobile Force Battalion 6. Bacolaodiat Festival 2020 chairOddette Ong-Gomez, who witnessed the send-off rites with Bacolaodiat, Inc.treasurer Jennifer Gochangco-Ong, wished the security well in keeping thefestival participants safe. Shown here are Bacolaodiat Festival dancers photographed in 2015. “Bacolaodiat” is derived from words “Baco” and “Lao Diat” – the former meansBacolod while the latter is a Fookien word for celebration. BACOLAODIAT.COM “As much as possible, we shouldprevent crimes. I told (the troops) to behave properly. Anybody who willmisbehave will affect the performance of the police in securing the festival,”he added. Biñas said a skeletal force wouldstart patrolling the two festival sites – the Bacolod City Government Centergrounds and the Lacson Tourism Strip – while the rest of the troops would bedeployed during the festival opening on Friday afternoon. “I urged everyone to help maintainpeace and order in Bacolod. Let us show the people of Bacolod and the visitorsthat the city is a place worthy to live in and do business,” he said. Others include personnel of thePhilippine Army’s 79th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau ofFire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and City Disaster RiskReduction and Management Office. BACOLOD City – Almost1,000 security personnel have been deployed to secure the three-day 15thBacolaodiat Festival – the city’s Chinese New Year celebration, which kicks offtoday. center_img “We hope there will be no untowardincidents,” she added. (With a report from PNA/PN) Biñas noted that while only four crimeincidents were reported during last year’s Bacolaodiat Festival, they still aimfor zero crime for the duration of the festivities this year. Lieutenant Colonel Lester Leada, chiefof the operations management unit and information action center for theBacolaodiat Festival 2020, said a total of 816 government personnel will securethe three-day festivities. Bacolod City Police Office directorColonel Henry Biñas led the send-off of troops and resources in a ceremony heldat the BCPO grounds yesterday afternoon. Leada said they will also engage theassistance of some 150 force multipliers, who will be dispatched to the twofestival sites. He also reminded gun owners to avoidcarrying guns as the law enforces would suspend the permits to carry firearmsoutside of residence from 12:01 a.m. of Jan. 31 until 12:01 a.m. of Feb. 3.last_img read more

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Miami-Dade school board votes to boost anti-racism teaching

first_imgThe killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police sparked nationwide protests over the treatment of black people, and police injustice, and now one of the largest school districts in the nation is taking a step to teach anti-racism.The Miami-Dade County school board has voted to find ways to enhance the teaching of anti-racism as part of the curriculum. Board members approved the proposal by an 8-1 vote late Wednesday, saying Miami-Dade schools need to firmly combat racism.“It is hard to take a stance that talks about the wrongs of 400 plus years, and I know what people are going to say `well, I didn’t do it. It wasn’t my fault.’ But what is it that we do? What do we tell our children?” said Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, one of two black board members.aSome members said they fielded hundreds of calls and emails over the proposal, accusing them of trying to indoctrinate children with communist ideas. The district includes 345,000 students in 392 schools.Marta Perez, the only member who voted against it, said she too received angry calls, because of her opposition to the curriculum change. She said the district should focus instead on academics and that existing initiatives already emphasize inclusion.Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said his office also received hundreds of calls with messages insulting him and other school board members.“If anything, it further legitimizes the need to continue to tackle no matter how difficult it might be the themes of social injustice and equality,” he said.The measure instructs district administrators to report back by Aug. 12 with recommendations on changes to be incorporated this coming school year, and to establish a student-led task force that will meet monthly to discuss racism and report to the school board on a quarterly basis.last_img
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Chemistry professor honored for mentorship

first_imgWhen Hanna Reisler began studying physical chemistry in college, she had no intention of re-entering the classroom. Thirty years and a change in career path later, she has been named the recipient of the second annual Provost’s Mentoring Award for her contributions to USC.Mentor · Chemistry professor Hanna Reisler began working at USC in 1977 and began teaching in 1987. In 2007, she earned the Mellon Mentoring award. – Sunil Murali | Daily Trojan “It’s ironic. The original idea was seeing myself working in a lab, not teaching,” said Reisler, a professor of chemistry in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. “I realized you can combine them, and it turned out to be the best of both worlds.”Reisler grew up in Israel, where she completed her undergraduate and graduate studies and worked as a physical chemist until 1977.“I was always interested in why things work the way they do — not making new materials but understanding reactions and using mathematics and physics to explain them. I did my master’s in organic chemistry, but I found myself asking other questions,” she said. “For my Ph.D., I switched to physical chemistry.”Reisler moved to the United States in 1977 and joined USC as a research scientist.Ten years later, she began teaching and is now helping others get involved in teaching as well.“We had many discussions about how, as post-[doctorates], there wasn’t much opportunity to get experience teaching,” said Andrew Mollner, who has worked with Reisler on post-doctorate research since 2008. “She led a push for that to happen in the chemistry department, and this year they introduced the Burg teaching fellowships.”Twenty years into her teaching career, in 2007, Reisler received the Mellon Mentoring Award, and in 2009 she was nominated for the Provost’s Mentoring Award.“[Reisler] has been an exceptional model for junior faculty as well as for students and post-docs, particularly those who are women,” said Department of Chemistry Chair Charles McKenna, who wrote a letter supporting Reisler’s nomination. “Mentors should lead by example, and she has done so with her own academic career.”Reisler works with students at all levels ­— from freshmen to post-doctorate students.“I really like to teach freshmen because these are people in transition,” she said. “They go from high school to a very different system. We want to make them independent thinkers, and that’s something that is very satisfying to me.”Though she works with a large variety of students, Reisler makes a point of individualizing her advice and mentoring students when they need to be pushed.“Of all the people I’ve worked with, she’s the best at getting to know the people working for her,” Mollner said. “It’s a testament to her caring that she doesn’t treat everybody the same. She encourages them when they need to be encouraged and pushes them when they need to be pushed. She’s great at personalizing her interactions.”Beyond her teaching, Reisler is an internationally renowned researcher published in more than 160 journals. She also established the Women in Science and Engineering program and has been involved in other programs aimed at enhancing involvement in science.“Besides one-on-one mentoring, she’s also creating structures to mentor future students,” McKenna said.Ten years ago, she established the WiSE program to encourage female participation in traditionally male-dominated fields.The program, which began with an anonymous $20 million donation, provides research fellowships and child-care resources for undergraduate, graduate and post-doctorate students. Participants meet once a month as an informal networking group.Reisler also mentors for the Female Undergraduates Educating and Leading in Science program and serves as head of the chemistry department’s graduate student advisory committee. She helped to set up the interdisciplinary Program in Drug Discovery, an organization to help graduate students interested in medicinal chemistry.In addition to her research and involvement in student programs, Reisler is currently the Lloyd Armstrong Jr. Chair for Science and Engineering, and she teaches Advanced General Chemistry for incoming students.Despite being known as a “mentor extraordinaire” by her students and fellow faculty, Reisler lacked a similar role model during her studies in Israel.“Those were very different times,” she said. “I went for my entire undergraduate career without ever talking to a teacher or going to office hours. We didn’t have mentors, but we, the students, helped each other.”She has, however, fully embraced her title as a mentor at USC.“She’s an outstanding teacher with an incredible passion for mentorship,” said McKenna of Reisler. “She has made enormous contributions on multiple fronts, as a scientist, educator, mentor, administrator and model.”Reisler responds to this with characteristic modesty.“Being a mentor is a two-way street. You talk to people, and you learn from them,” she said. “[The award] means the university recognizes that that’s a very important part of the culture at USC. I’m just a representative of the larger group of people who are doing it.”last_img read more

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Why not give Hawaii shot at title?

first_imgWith Ohio State and Louisiana State locked in to play forthe national championship, there will undoubtedly be plenty of controversysurrounding the game, with multiple teams faulting the system and the polls fordetermining that the one-loss Buckeyes and two-loss Tigers deserved a spot inthe championship.No matter which teams the computers spit out as No.1 and No.2 though, a team was going to go home unhappy. In the absence of two clear-cutteams that stand far above the rest, there’s no way for everyone to agree on thetitle competitors.Who cares, critics will argue, that the BCS system claimsOSU and LSU are the two best teams in the country? Lately it’s turned out theteams that the rankings said were the best weren’t really that good.So I say, as long as there is going to be controversy overthe system, why not at least make the championship entertaining in the processand put the very deserving No. 10 Hawaii and No. 3 Oklahoma in the nationalchampionship instead?After all, both teams are worthy of a bid, and the Warriorsplaying the Sooners would be a lot more entertaining than the Buckeyes-Tigersgame.Start by taking a look at Hawaii, a team with just aboutevery qualification a title contender should have.In the Warriors, the national title game would assure itselfa team that’s exciting to watch, as you’d be hard pressed to find a moreentertaining team in the country.Hawaii lines up five receivers and throws the ball downfieldfor four quarters. Maybe that style of play isn’t what is expected in atraditional national championship game, but has anything about this season beenat all traditional?Hawaii also brings one of the nation’s best players — andperformers — to the table. Putting Colt Brennan in the national championshipgame is a can’t-miss opportunity. The senior has set a boatload of NCAA recordsincluding career touchdowns, single-season touchdowns and single-season passingyards.Brennan has successfully moved on from “the guy who got introuble at Colorado” to “the guy who shaved the Hawaiian Islands in his headand grew out dreadlocks” while becoming one of the best quarterbacks in thecountry.If an underdog story is whatyou’re looking for in the championship, Hawaii brings a Disney movie-esque taleto the title. Though the Warriors don’t know the meaning of a short road trip,they’ve become a laid back bunch who win football games with a coach often seenrocking a lei on the sidelines while playing in the nation’s 50th state.Most of all though, the Warriorshave the biggest qualification necessary for being in the title game: They wentundefeated.The biggest flaw that its criticsoffer, that the team has played a relatively weak schedule, doesn’t really holdup in a season where unranked teams have knocked off the top ones incrediblyoften.Sure, Hawaii’s best win is its 39-27victory over Boise State, and the team’s seven other Western AthleticConference victories don’t seem to hold too much weight. Take a look at thelosses to the teams ahead of Hawaii though.LSU lost to an unranked Arkansasteam, and Ohio State went down to unranked Illinois. In a season that saw thenation’s No. 2 team also lose a number of times to unranked opponents, Hawaiihas successfully navigated through 11 games against teams not in the top 25without losing once.So why Oklahoma instead of OhioState or Louisiana State?While Oklahoma lost twice tounranked teams (Colorado and Texas Tech) it would make for a much moreinteresting duo with Hawaii than either of the others would, and the Sooners dohold a pretty sound resume.The BCS No. 3 Oklahoma also won its conference championship,beating No. 1 Missouri for the second time in the process.Not one, but two wins over the team ranked at the top of thenation in the season’s last week is something neither Ohio State nor LouisianaState did.And, unlike LSU, OU won’t boast a tremendous home-fieldadvantage in the title game, which will make the real championship a littleuneven.Though the Superdome is a lot closer to Norman, Okla., thanHonolulu, Hawaii, it’s not right in the Sooners backyard like it is for the Tigers.Think there won’t be any storyline to unite the Sooner withthe Warriors? Well, the game would serve as an opportunity for Oklahoma toavenge last season’s Fiesta Bowl loss to Boise State, the WAC’s top team in2007, with a shot against the WAC’s top team in 2008.There may be no such thing as a perfect nationalchampionship, and though LSU and Ohio State are both worthy of a spot, Hawaiiand Oklahoma can each lay claim to a title shot as well.In a season with no clear-cut favorite and plenty ofcontroversy as it is, I say, why not give them a shot?Mike is a sophomoremajoring in political science. If you think don’t agree that Hawaii deserves ashot at the title or that Colt Brennan is all he’s cracked up to be, he can bereached at mackerstein@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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Six Nations 2019: ‘Braveheart’ educating England coach ahead of Calcutta Cup clash

first_imgIt will be Australian Wisemantel’s first experience of facing Scotland since he joined England’s coaching staff last year.England will be playing for the title if Ireland can deny Wales a Grand Slam in Cardiff earlier in the day and Wisemantel has been doing alternative research ahead of the showdown on the final day of the tournament. England attack coach Scott Wisemantel has been watching “Braveheart” to ensure he understands the importance of a Calcutta Cup battle with Scotland, which can be “more than a rugby game.”Scotland will run out at Twickenham on Saturday attempting to spring a surprise by retaining the Calcutta Cup after defeating Eddie Jones’ side at Murrayfield last year. “I’ve watched ‘Braveheart’ a few times,” Wisemantel said. “I read up on the history of the Calcutta Cup and it’s quite interesting. It’s just such a long time it’s been going. It’s more than a rugby game, sometimes. There are historical links for the supporters.”Wisemantel has savored his first experience of the Six Nations as a coach regardless of the outcome this weekend. “I’ve never experienced the Six Nations in a coaching capacity, I’ve always been a spectator and it’s special,” he said. “It’s a great tournament, it really is.”last_img read more

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Eagles draft picks 2020: Who did Philadelphia take? Full list of NFL Draft selections

first_imgMORE 2020 NFL DRAFT:Full results | Team-by-team grades | Winners & losersEagles draft picks 2020: Who did Philadelphia draft?Round 1, Pick No. 21: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCURound 2, Pick No. 53:  Jalen Hurts, QB, OklahomaRound 3, Pick No. 103:  Davion Taylor, LB, ColoradoRound 4, Pick No. 127:  K’Von Wallace, S, ClemsonRound 4, Pick No. 145:  Jack Driscoll, OT, AuburnRound 5, Pick No. 168:  John Hightower, WR, Boise StateRound 6, Pick No. 196:  Shaun Bradley, LB, TempleRound 6, Pick No. 200:  Quez Watkins, WR, Southern MissRound 6, Pick No. 210:  Pince Tega-Wanogho, OT, AuburnRound 7, Pick No. 233:  Casey Toohill, OLB, StanfordEagles 2020 NFL Draft orderRoundPick12125331034127414551686196 (from Bears)620062107233MORE:  Read the latest NFL Draft news at SN’s draft HQ Eagles NFL Draft needsWide Receiver: With Alshon Jeffery and Desean Jackson both at the tail end of their careers, this is the time for Philadelphia to find its future No. 1 receiver, whether that’s staying put at pick No. 21 or doing what it takes to trade up and get one of the top three receivers (CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III) in this year’s draft.Another Wide Receiver:  No team suffered more collective misfortune at wide receiver last season than the Eagles. In their home playoff game against Seattle, they started Greg Ward, Robert Davis and Deontay Burnett. There’s no telling what they’ll get from Jeffery or Jackson, and with the depth at receiver in this year’s class, it’d be a great time to pick up a young duo that could wreak havoc for years.Linebacker:  The Eagles currently only have five linebackers on the roster, and none of them are particularly experienced, so they could definitely find a starter in the first few rounds, and look to add depth towards the end.Offensive Tackle: Even though Philadelphia has one of the best offensive lines in the league, the only back up tackle on the roster is Jordan Mailata, so there’s certainly a need to add depth there.Defensive Back:  The Eagles made a big move by trading for Darius Slay, but they still need to add depth at corner back with some players approaching free agency. They could also use some backup at safety behind Jalen Mills and Rodney McLeod.Eagles mock draft 2020Here are the latest 2020 NFL Draft projections for the Eagles, according to Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft :RoundPickPlayerPositionSchool121Justin JeffersonWRLSU253Malik HarrisonLBOhio State3103Michael OjemudiaCBIowa4127Saahdiq CharlesOTLSU4145J.R. ReedSGeorgia4146Devin DuVernayWRTexas5168Lamical PerineRBFlorida6190Kyahva TezinoLBSan Diego State The Eagles filled a big need at wide receiver in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, selecting TCU’s Jalen Reagor. But they made a lot more noise with their second-round pick, taking Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts.While there were some questions about Reagor’s selection over players like Tee Higgins and Justin Jefferson, his role in Philadelphia’s offense is pretty clear. But that’s not the case with Hurts. Is he supposed to replace the oft-injured Carson Wentz? Is he going to a Taysom-Hill-esque gadget player? Is here merely a backup? While Hurts probably dominated most of the conversation among Eagles fans, Philadelphia selected 10 total players in the 2020 Draft, which means there will be lots of other questions regarding roles in the preseason.Here’s a look at where the Eagles will be picking in the 2020 NFL Draft along with updated selections:last_img read more

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Temperature Scanners Set Up at PB County Government Buildings

first_imgThermal scanners are now in operation at Palm Beach County governments buildings, as part of an effort to scan visitors and employees for fevers during the COVID-19 pandemic.At least 10 of the devices have already been set up in buildings including the courthouse, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office headquarters and the staff entrance of the county jail, according to the Sheriff’s Office and the scanner’s distributor.“It is monitoring external temperature only,” says Ryan Barnett, owner of Vetted Security Solutions, who sold the scanners to the county.Visitors with a temperature above 100 will not be allowed to enter the buildings. Alarms sound on the scanners when they detect a person with a high external body temperature.According to Barnett, “[They’re useful] anywhere where you ave a high flow of people and need to scan a large number of people.”Some people have expressed privacy concerns, saying that the temperature scanners could collect personal data.However, Barnett says the systems do not store temperature or video data, and temperatures cannot be accessed in the system after someone passes by the scanner.“None of the law enforcement agencies are storing any of this data,” he adds. “It’s never touching a law enforcement network.”last_img read more

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