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MIAC: Native Treasures Collectors Sale Oct. 12-13

first_imgThe sale, comprised of generations of Native Arts from private collectors, is in the museum’s Meem Auditorium, and benefits the museum through shared profits. Mediums include pottery, jewelry, textiles/weavings, paintings, baskets and sculptures. SANTA FE ― The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) presents the annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 12-13. MIAC News: Those interested in consigning works may find information on MIAC’s website,www.indianartsandculture.org/CS2019. Consignors bring pieces from their private collections, culminating in a diverse mix of items from older generations to current works. The annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale provides New Mexican residents the opportunity to either add to their own collection or begin one with a brand new piece. The event will run both days for free but will offer an early bird admission at 9 a.m. Saturday for $25. Photo by Peter Ellzey Photo by Peter Ellzeylast_img read more

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RESI – Day 1 round-up

first_imgHousing as a sector is uniquely equipped to tackle homelessness, and the opening keynote panel featured leading figures who are trailblazing solutions to solve this crisis.Lastly, broadcaster and writer Julia Bradbury, who spent a week sleeping rough on the streets of north London for Sport Relief, gave a powerful and moving keynote speech about the reality of not having a home or even a bed.According to Shelter, there were approximately 250,000 homeless people in England in 2016… Something to remember as the second day of RESI rolls on. RESI 2019 began with an exclusive networking session, ‘Meet Your Future Partner’, sponsored by Barclays, exploring how to empower SME housebuilders.The session offered those in attendance not just a meet and greet, but advice on raising funding, planning and joint ventures.This was followed by the launch of this year’s #RESIHackathon, which will aim to come up with later-living solutions that benefit the whole community over the next 24 hours.The winners of the third #RESIHackathon will be announced tomorrow at the Gala dinner.Property Week’s editor Liz Hamson and Cluttons’ Einar Roberts revealed this year’s RESI Trailblazers, celebrating disruptive talent in the industry.See the full list of RESI Trailblazers here: Meet the RESI Trailblazerslast_img read more

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Gentherm President And CEO Announces Retirement Plans

first_imgGentherm, a global provider of thermal management technologies, has announced that Daniel Coker, president and CEO, will retire and begin a planned leadership transition over the next several months.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementCoker has agreed to continue serving in his current position until the appointment of his successor. The company’s board of directors is presently engaged in a comprehensive search process to select a successor. Both internal and external candidates are under consideration.“Under Dan’s leadership, Gentherm grew from a start-up entity with a new, innovative product into a multi-national organization having almost a billion dollars in revenue,” said Chairman Francois Castaing. “The impact Dan has had on the success of this company cannot be overstated. Dan has built a talented management team and will leave the company in excellent position to continue to grow. His hard work, dedication and love for Gentherm and its employees have been an integral part of the company’s achievements.”Coker joined Gentherm in 1996 and has served as president and CEO since 2003. Coker also is a current member of the company’s board of directors and will continue to serve in such capacity.last_img read more

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Loose Containership Crashes into Rail Bridge in Fremantle

first_imgA container ship broke free from its moorings and crashed into a rail bridge last night in the port of Fremantle, Australia amid wild winds that swept through the port reaching up to 110 kilometres per hour.The cargo ship AAL Fremantle was reported to had been unloading a shipment of cars at North Quay berth 11 when the wind caused its stern rope to snap and swing out into the port.In addition, the storm also pulled free car carrier grand Pioneer from its moorings at North Quay berth 12 which was also undergoing stevedoring operations.The rail bridge has been closed for damage assessment by the Public Transport Authority and train service between Fremantle and North Fremantle has been cancelled.“Although the mooring lines at the bow of the ships held good, the ships swung out at the stern.The stern of AAL Fremantle came in contact with scaffolding on the Fremantle Rail Bridge and one of the power poles on the bridge subsequently fell into the harbour.The loss of power for the trains has halted passenger rail services between Fremantle and North Fremantle and is also impacting on freight rail services in and out of the port. It is not known at this stage how long the services will be interrupted,”  Fremantle Ports said in a statement.The two ships have been towed back to their respective berths, according to Fremantle Ports.Fremantle Ports said it had begun an immediate investigation into engineering and other aspects of the shipping incident.The storm left over 2000 homes without power on Monday morning.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Top news, March 23 – 29, 2015

first_imgTidal Energy Today Staff has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from March 23 – 29, 2015.Seabased wave farm now in full swingSeabased, a Swedish wave developer, has deployed the first phase of the wave power farm, developed in cooperation with Fortum and the Swedish Energy Agency, located approximately 8 km off Smögen, Sweden. The wave farm represents 10 MW in capacity demonstration plant and comprises 36 wave energy converters and one substation. The installation was made with the new launchpad developed by Seabased and verified by Swedish authorities.Eco Wave Power gets consent for wave power plant in ChinaEco Wave Power, an Israeli wave developer company, has received approval from the Chinese government for the construction of its wave power plant in Zoushan island, China. Chinese government is funding EWP’s wave plant that will have the capacity of 100 kW and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.Scotland issues its first ever Marine PlanScottish government has published Marine Plan, and it sets out a single statutory planning framework for all marine activity in Scottish waters. The framework covers all of Scotland’s seas out to 200 nautical miles (approximately 370 km) and applies to existing and emerging activities as well as devolved and reserved functions. Marine Plan includes sectoral plans for tidal and wave energy in Scottish waters.GBP 3.7 mln boost for tidal and wave devices developmentAlbatern, Nova Innovation and Sustainable Marine Energy will receive the fundings from the third round of WATERS scheme – a collaborative venture between Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Government, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. WATERS awards in the amount of GBP 3.7 mln will be divided between three companies to support the total tidal and wave project costs of GBP 7 mln. Tidal Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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Civmec awarded Gorgon, Persephone jobs

first_imgCivmec, the service provider for the oil industry said that it has been awarded $64 million of new projects while expanding some of the existing contracts.Besides work for Rio Tinto on the company’s mines in the Pilbara region, Civmec will be fabricating and testing Gorgon’s new 34 inch Subsea Pig Launcher/Receiver (SSPLR) in two stages, on behalf of GE Oil & Gas, the company said in a statement.Stage 1 works will commence immediately and involve the fabrication of a 34-inch barrel for a subsea pig receiver from supplied materials, with the complete structure weighing 104 tonnes. Completion of Stage 1 is scheduled for November 2015. Fabrication of a 6-inch kicker header, testing of the SSPLR and retrofitting will be carried out at a later date as part of Stage 2 works.Civmec also informed it will begin work on behalf of FMC Technologies for the fabrication, surface treatment and testing of a production manifold. The manifold is designed for installation at the Persephone project, located on Australia’s North West Shelf and is scheduled for completion by March 2016.[mappress mapid=”17381″]LNG World News Staff; Image: Civmeclast_img read more

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Insolvency unit is spun off in ABS first

first_imgA business specialising in helping insolvency practitioners (IPs) to process financial mis-selling claims against financial institutions has been granted an alternative business structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Ferguson Financial Limited, formerly a business unit of City employment specislist firm Ferguson Solicitors, said it was the first such business to take the step.Ferguson Financial now trades as a stand-alone law firm offering support to insolvency practitionrs by helping them identify and investigate the possible mis-selling of financial products to individuals and businesses that are subject to debt management or insolvency processes.A statement from the firm said: ‘Through our in-house team of lawyers, we are able to offer advice on all areas of financial mis-selling including payment protection insurance, interest rate swaps, mortgages, mortgage protection insurance and card protection plans.’Charles Ferguson, senior partner of Ferguson, will remain managing director of the new entity. Maurice Power, general manager, told the Gazette that ABS status would create ‘a lot more flexibility to look at more service sectors and to act autonomously’. The business currently has two solicitors as directors and one on staff, will be recruiting, Power said.It would be premature to reveal turnover or profit figures, he said.last_img read more

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Jamaica posts record budget surplus

first_imgJamaica has posted a record budget surplus and is on track to lower its national debt, a sign that the once fledgling economy is on a slow rebound.Minister of Finance and Public Service Audley Shaw has reported a primary budget surplus of $135.9 billion, which was $7.7 billion or six percent above the targeted surplus. Debt likely to fall below 109 percent of GDPShaw, told journalists at a news briefing that the country’s debt is likely to fall below the targeted 109 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of 2017/18. The debt-to-GDP ratio was already down to 115 per cent of GDP, coming from a high of 150 per cent of GDP, and will remain on track.The minister said the positive development was due to the Government’s most recent debt management exercise. He confirmed the country was able to repay some US$526 million in debt that was issued under the Jamaica Debt Exchange. Longer term debts issuedIn return for raising the required funds to meet the debt prepayment, Shaw explained the Government was able to issue longer-term debts of US$869 million that will now mature in 2028 and 2045, instead of 2019 and 2025.“This strong budget performance has provided the Government with more funds for investing in the Jamaican people and future generations,” he noted.Shaw said Jamaica had seen a rise in foreign direct investments (FDIs) in the areas of tourism, port expansion and business process outsourcing. He said that FDIs had increased from US$580 million in 2014 to US$866 in 2016.Shaw said Jamaicans were benefiting from the improved economic showing, citing the rise in the income tax threshold to $1.5 million and an increase in social security payment which benefited an estimated 300,000 citizens.last_img read more

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High-level Conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November

first_img Share 115 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional High-level Conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November by: – October 30, 2017center_img Share Tweet Press ReleaseMonday, October 30, 2017 — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will hold a High-level Donor Conference on 20-21 November at UN Headquarters in New York to mobilise international resources for its Members devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.This initiative is aimed at rebuilding the devastated Members as the first climate resilient countries in the world and helping the wider CARICOM Region improve its resilience. International Development Partners, friendly countries, NGOs, prominent personalities, private sector entities and Foundations have been invited. CARICOM Heads of Government and the Secretaries-General of CARICOM and the United Nations will also participate.The powerful category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Region in September causing a number of deaths and widespread devastation in CARICOM Member States and Associate Members. Irma, with wind gusts of over 230 mph, damaged or destroyed more than 90 percent of the buildings on Barbuda – the sister island of Antigua – leading to the complete evacuation of the island; and between 60 and 90 percent in Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, the southern family islands in The Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Haiti and St. Kitts and Nevis were also affected. Maria passedtwo weeks later, hitting Dominica with such fury, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was prompted to declare that “Dominica is pure devastation”.CARICOM, through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has been at the forefront of the immediate relief effort. Member States, private sector companies and public spirited individuals have contributed significant quantities of relief supplies. Several countries have also contributed security personnel, health professionals and utility repair experts, among others. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque led assessment teams to badly affect islands.Given the level of devastation and in anticipation that the frequency and intensity will become the new normal, the Region has recognised the need to build back better for improved resilience. November’s Donor Conference also comes against the backdrop that the impacted countries are Caribbean Small Island and Low-lying Coastal Developing States (SIDS) with inherent vulnerabilities. Most have also been made ineligible for concessional financing from major donors which have categorised them as middle to high income countries.last_img read more

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Nadal’s clay court streak ends; Federer set for return to No. 1

first_imgRafael Nadal (right) congratulates Dominic Thiem after their Madrid Masters quarterfinals match. AFP MADRID – Rafael Nadal suffered his first clay-court defeat in almost a year when the world No. 1 was shocked 7-5, 6-3 by Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Masters quarterfinals on Friday.Defending champion Nadal, who came into the tournament having won both Monte Carlo and Barcelona for an 11th time, also saw his record 50-set winning streak on clay ended by the fifth-seeded Thiem.Thiem, the runner-up to the great Spaniard in the 2017 Madrid final, had been the last player to defeat Nadal on clay at the Italian Open in Rome almost 12 months ago.The shock result on Friday also means that Roger Federer will reclaim the world No. 1 ranking on Monday. “I wasn’t good enough with my forehand or my backhand to open to his forehand today,” admitted Nadal.Five-time Madrid winner Nadal, who will be bidding for an 11th French Open title in Paris later this month, had won his previous 21 matches on clay.That run included him surpassing John McEnroe’s 1984 record of 49 sets won in succession on the same surface during his last-16 duel with Diego Schwartzman on Thursday.However, in their ninth career clash, Thiem put Nadal under pressure almost from the start on Friday and broke for a 4-3 lead in the first set.A double fault and a long forehand allowed Nadal to retrieve the break at 5-5.It was a brief reprieve as a lazy forehand volley gave Thiem a 6-5 advantage and the set came the Austrian’s way in the 12th game off an ace.Thiem, watched by his girlfriend – and WTA star – Kristina Mladenovic, turned the screw for a 3-1 lead in the second set but Nadal battled back to 3-3.That was as good as it got for the Spaniard as Thiem broke again for 4-3, held to love for 5-3 and secured victory with another blistering forehand.Thiem, who next faces South Africa’s Kevin Anderson for a place in Sunday’s final, joins Novak Djokovic and Gaston Gaudio as just the third man to have beaten Nadal three times on clay.World No. 8 Anderson battled into his first Masters semifinal with a 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-3 win over Serbian qualifier Dusan Lajovic.Anderson, the 31-year-old US Open runner-up last year, hit 15 aces and 35 winners.BERTENS CRUISES INTO FINALDutchwoman Kiki Bertens continued her remarkable run at the Madrid Open by thrashing French seventh seed Caroline Garcia to reach the women’s final.The world No. 20 will face either Petra Kvitova or Karolina Pliskova in the biggest match of her career on Saturday, after brushing aside Garcia 6-2, 6-2.Bertens, who had already stunned world No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki and five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova earlier in the week, started brightly and broke twice en route to the opening set.Garcia struggled throughout and never even mustered a break-point opportunity, falling in the semifinals for the second straight tournament after losing to CoCo Vandeweghe in Stuttgart.Bertens, whose five previous WTA titles have all come on clay, was rock-solid in the second set as she wrapped up the win in only an hour and seven minutes.Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova takes on her fellow Czech Pliskova in the second last-four clash. (AFP)last_img read more

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