For the next two years, Weatherford will provide integrated services to drill development wells in one of Iraq’s most productive oil field Image: Weatherford awarded multiyear deals, will drill development wells, provide well services for multinational operator in Iraq. Photo: courtesy of John R Perry from Pixabay. Weatherford International plc (OTC-PINK:WFTIQ) announced it has been awarded two fully integrated rig contracts and one well services (through-tubing intervention) contract with a multinational operator in one of the world’s largest proven oil fields located in Iraq.“Weatherford has operated in Iraq since 2006, longer than any other multinational oilfield services provider,” said Frederico Justus, President of the Eastern Hemisphere for Weatherford. “During that time, Weatherford proved to operators in Iraq that its capabilities across the life of the well reduce costs, enhance safety and maximize production efficiency. This experience gave the operator confidence in our ability to execute these turnkey drilling projects in one of their most strategic global locations.”For the next two years, Weatherford will provide integrated services to drill development wells in one of Iraq’s most productive oil fields. For the next five years, Weatherford will provide in-country support and specialized well services, including workshop services, fishing, milling, water shutoff and zonal isolation. Source: Company Press Release
Pembroke students have voiced their dismay after the college hosted a ‘silent auction’ run by Abingdon School, a leading independent school, which included the auctioning of internships. One Pembroke second-year student branded the auction “disgusting”.The auction, which took place at the end of Trinity term, included lots which offered placements at The Berkeley Group and Cancer Research Technology. The practice has come under fire in recent weeks after MPs released an open letter to Westminster School, which conducted a similar auction, calling the practice “explicitly favouring privilege”. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, an alumnus of Westminster, was also vocal in condemning his alma mater.Felicity Lusk, Headmistress of Abingdon School, responded to these claims by saying, “The silent auction was organised by the Abingdon School Parents’ Association in order to raise funds for the School. As with any school we are very grateful to all the people – individuals, parents and former pupils – who support the School. We are very appreciative of any company or organisation who offers work experience opportunities. The internships offered in the silent auction are open to whoever the person who bid for them chooses – they may or may not be a pupil at Abingdon School. Abingdon School very much values being part of the local community working alongside other schools, most recently in providing science, music and and language teaching, to further education for all children.”[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%7904%%[/mm-hide-text]Despite this, David Messling, the OUSU Vice-President for Access and Academic Affairs at the time of the auction, responded by stating that, “The selling of internships flies in the face of any professed concern for social mobility. It is a practice so backward and obnoxious that by any modern standards of equality of opportunity it belongs in the middle ages. On behalf of students, we hope that the University and colleges are not permitting any such auctions to take place in Oxford. They are an insult to all the excellent work colleges, including Pembroke, are doing to make Oxford open to all.” Pembroke’s JCR President Becky Howe told Cherwell that she found it “bizarre that internships – which are usually offered to students who have displayed their merit – can be awarded as prizes in an auction.” Will Brown, a Pembroke History and Economics student and Chair of the Living Wage Campaign, condemned the actions, stating that “flogging off internships to the highest bidder is an affront to the basic principles of meritocracy and fairness and I’d hope that such an ugly form of elitism would have no place at Pembroke. The college should be doing more to ensure that no student is excluded from internship opportunities by their financial circumstances, rather than helping to further entrench inequalities of opportunity.” Pembroke College was unavailable for comment.
Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Indiana Michigan Power warning of scam going around Twitter Previous articleBraun pushing bill to reward farmers for good environmental practicesNext articleOne of the Indiana’s biggest conventions in cancels in-person event 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Pinterest (Photo Supplied/State of Massachusetts Government) Indiana Michigan Power is warning Hoosiers of a scam going around.They say scammers are pretending to be employees with I&M, calling customers and claiming they are late paying their electric bill. They’ll then threaten to shut off your power if you don’t call a different number to make a payment, and might even ask for bank account or debit card information.I&M reminds customers that they’ve suspended disconnects to help those who are struggling to make payments during the pandemic, and they would never call a customer and demand an immediate payment.Indiana Michigan Power released the following information about the scam:Scams are not unique to I&M, nor have they gone away with the emergence ofthe COVID-19 pandemic. Scams have been reported across the U.S. targeting various utility customers and companies. Some scam calls have recently been reported to I&M, including calls where scammers are speaking in other languages, like Spanish.The scams often vary, but often work like this:Customers receive calls from scammers falsely identifying themselves as I&M employees.The caller claims the customer is late paying their bill, and their power will be disconnected if the customer does not pay immediately.Many scammers “spoof” the telephone number to appear as a different number. In some cases, it may appear to be an authentic I&M phone number.Customers are usually instructed to call a different number to arrange payment.The scammers may seek account information or personal credit card and banking information from customers. Some direct customers to buy a debit card and provide the debit card number.During the pandemic, I&M has suspended disconnects for non-payment. We remind customers that they are still responsible for their bills and it is important that they continue paying for their usage.For assistance on paying their bill, Indiana customers can contact us at 800-311-4634; Michigan customers should call 800-311-6424. We also encourage customers to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/indianamichiganpower) and Twitter (@IN_MI_Power) where they can speak directly with customer service specialists on those platforms.Regardless of the situation, I&M employees NEVER call customers demanding immediate payment. Nor does I&M disconnect service without prior written warning.Anyone receiving such calls should hang up and call I&M’s Customer Operations Center at 800-311-4634 to report the scam.As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the physical distancing recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I&M and our contractors are limiting in-person visits during this process to ensure the public’s and our employee’s safety and health. WhatsApp Facebook By 95.3 MNC – June 28, 2020 0 549 IndianaLocalMichiganNews
Back in May, White Stripes’ guitarist Jack White announced that he’d be releasing a children’s book later this year via Third Man Books. The book called We’re Going To Be Friends reimagines the White Stripes’ classic song of the same name off 2001’s White Blood Cells, following the innocent childhood friendship between the singer and a girl classmate named Suzy Lee. To create the accompanying images, White tapped illustrator Elinor Blake (who is also a musician, better known as April March, whose song “Chick Habit” was featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof) for We’re Going To Be Friends. The book drops on November 7th, though the book is available for pre-order here now, and each copy of White’s book comes with a download card for the original White Stripes version of its title song, along with renditions by April March and The Woodstation Elementary School Singers.Though his public appearances are frequently sparse, to promote the upcoming release of We’re Going To Be Friends, Jack White will be hosting a number of promotional appearances at Barnes & Noble locations in New York City and Los Angeles. On November 4th, White will appear at a Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles, while on November 11th, he will appear at Barnes & Noble’s location on the Upper West Side. [H/T Jambands]
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Servant leadership is something I’ve written about before. Those who practice this type of leadership know how unique it is – you’re gaining trust and loyalty by investing in the personal and professional well-being of your employees, not through force.Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership from the Core, has great insights on practicing servant leadership. He was recently asked about the “secret” to great management. His response: “It’s the ability to serve the needs of others before your own.”Further elaborating on this advice, Schwantes provides six ways that leaders can practice servant leadership.Give people freedom and autonomy. Many careers today are very specialized. Schwantes encourages leaders to “get out of the way” and let knowledgeable workers do their thing.
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Huddle House has notified consumers of a breach to its point-of-sale (POS) system, which likely impacted 341 locations between August 2017 and Feb. 1. The company said that malware was installed on POS systems to collect payment information, including cardholder name, card number and expiration date.Huddle House said that within 24 hours of learning of the intrusion, it contacted an IT investigation and security firm to analyze the intrusion. It also said it has put additional security measures in place to reduce the risk of further attacks.The breach notification also includes resources for consumers who believe they may have been impacted by the breach.NAFCU has long been active with lawmakers on this issue, and was the first group after the massive 2013 Target data breach to call for a legislative solution to reform the nation’s data security system. Both the House Financial Services Committee and Senate Banking Committee have identified data security legislation as a priority for the 116th Congress to ensure consumers are protected.
Hermes Fund Managers has attracted more than £200m (€252m) in new capital to its infrastructure fund, including a commitment from Santander’s UK pension scheme.The manager said that, counting the new £210m in capital, Hermes Infrastructure Fund (HIF) had now raised more than £700m, including commitments from a number of unnamed UK local authority pension schemes.Antony Barker, director of pensions at Santander UK, said his fund had invested with Hermes because the strategy had allowed it to tailor its exposure to direct and indirectly owned assets while allowing for a rapid deployment of cash into attractively priced secondary investments.“Investing in infrastructure assets is an important component of our asset allocation strategy, reflecting the natural hedge for liabilities and the chance to utilise our illiquidity for best reward,” Barker said. Peter Hofbauer, head of Hermes Infrastructure, told IPE HIF’s strategy was based around three approaches – a value-added strategy, one acting as a fixed income substitute and a third, opportunistic strategy “almost akin to private equity”.Hofbauer said the fund’s exposure to the UK would vary depending on the strategy, but added that, being a sterling-denominated fund, the further away it moved from sterling holdings, the higher the risk.“We have the ability under our different strategies to invest outside the UK – and, in fact, all the way to emerging markets – but that clearly is in the higher risk/higher return strategies compared with predominantly in the UK for the core liability-matching strategies,” he said.He added the fund was “predominantly, virtually solely equity”, and that while HIF had the capacity to invest in infrastructure debt, it had struggled to find opportunities.Hermes currently oversees £2.7bn in infrastructure assets, of which £2bn is in a managed account for the BT Pension Scheme.Santander’s Barker told IPE in April that the fund had committed to the Hermes venture while discussing the £7.8bn Santander UK Group Pension Scheme’s strategy to reach full funding over the next decade.At the time, he said he viewed infrastructure equity as “overbought” and that he saw the asset classes debt as offering a more attractive risk/return profile.“Hence, we are tempted to keep our powder dry,” he said.“We will buy into some situations. We are perhaps more interested in secondaries that are becoming available to us.”Barker noted that this was in line with the fund’s interest in distressed sellers, which was also a focus of its real estate strategy.
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Those who will be at least 18 years ofage on or before Election Day, or on May 9, 2022, who is a resident in thePhilippines for at least one year and in the place where he or she intends tovote for at least six months on or before Election Day, may register. Valera urged those qualified not to waitfor the deadline but visit early its office to register in preparation for thenational and local elections two years from now./PN ILOILO CITY – Voter registration forthe 2022 national and local elections will resume beginning Jan. 20,announced the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Western Visayas. * Applications for registration Registered voters as of the May 13, 2019midterm elections need not apply anew. * Reinstatement of name in the list ofvoters Meanwhile, there will be no voterregistration in 23 municipalities of Palawan in view of the plebiscite set onMay 11 for the ratification of Republic Act 11259 which divides it into threeseparate provinces — Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental and Palawan del Sur. * Change or correction of entries in theregistration record Registration should be done personallyat the city or municipality’s office of the election officer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Mondays to Saturdays, including holidays. * Reactivation of registration record * Transfer of registration records Persons with disabilities, seniorcitizens, as well as members of indigenous peoples or indigenous culturalcommunities and other members of vulnerable sectors may also update theirrecords. Based on Comelec Resolution No. 10635, thepoll body said the new registration period will cover the following: “As usual masunod kita sa schedule nga ginpanaog sang Comelec-centraloffice. Open ang aton tanan nga municipaland city election offices sapagbaton sang application for registration starting on Jan. 20,”Valera told Panay News on Saturday. According to Comelec assistant regionaldirector Atty. Tomas Valera, the system of continuing registration would runfor 21 months from Jan. 20, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.
Audrey L. Price, 92, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at her home.Born, January 2, 1925 in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of Bernard J. and Rosella (Sharkey) Gates.Audrey was a graduate of the Seton High School in Cincinnati. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Decatur County Homemakers.She is survived by three sons, Dana (Mary) Price, Winter Park, FL, Kevin Price, Cincinnati, Chris Price, Cincinnati; three daughters, Debbie (Mark) Howard, Westport, Melody (Doug) Fletcher, Cincinnati, Kim Anderson, Cape Coral, FL; one sister, Mary Ann Henderson, Cincinnati; 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Britton and Lew Price; brothers, Jerry and Lloyd Gates; sister, Lois Vornhagen; grandchild, Markey Howard.Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9 to 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. The funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the church with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of Southeastern Indiana.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com