Post Office to serve banks’ customers

first_img Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and NatWest customers will be able to access current and business accounts at Britain’s 12,000 post offices after the government ditched plans for a state-backed Post Office bank.The agreement means post offices will provide services for 80 per cent of current accounts in Britain, postal affairs minister Edward Davey said.“Setting up and capitalising a bank would be time-consuming and extremely expensive,” Davey said in a statement. “At a time when public finances are under huge strain … funding is better spent modernising and maintaining the network.”An RBS spokesman said no start date had been set because the two sides were still finalising details of the agreement, but they were aiming to launch it as quickly as possible.HSBC and Santander will be the only banks in Britain that do not enable all their current account holders to use post offices, and the government is encouraging them to join their peers, a Department for Business spokesman said. The government is also eager for the Post Office to branch into other financial services, the department said. It said the Post Office would offer new products through its relationship with Bank of Ireland and look into ways it and credit unions could work more closely together.The government also wants branches to become its “front office” and a pilot project had been agreed for the Post Office to print government forms on demand, the department said.Last month the government said it would provide £1.3bn of extra funding to the Post Office. Share Post Office to serve banks’ customers Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrapcenter_img Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Tuesday 9 November 2010 7:40 pmlast_img read more

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Buenos Aires passes igaming legislation

first_imgLegal & compliance Email Address Buenos Aires passes igaming legislation Argentina’s capital province of Buenos Aires has passed legislation to regulate online gaming for the first time.The measures were passed as part of the province’s 2019 budget, and allow Buenos Aires to develop regulations for online casino games including slots, sports betting, poker and betting on horse racing.A tax rate of 15% of gross gaming revenue has been approved, with licences available to operators provided they establish a physical presence within the province.A further 2% is to be given to the province’s regulatory body, the Instituto Provincial de Lotería y Casinos, which will be responsible for overseeing the sector, as an administrative fee.Licences will be valid for a period of up to 15 years, and while the directive does not set out the number of licences that will be issued, Argentinean media has suggested that around seven will be available.Operators will also be subject to a range of social responsibility controls, requiring them to offer players safeguards such as deposit and time limits, as well as offering the option to self-exclude. Failure to comply with these controls, and any other infractions, can see companies issued with warnings, fines, or have their licence suspended or revoked.Revenue raised through taxation of the sector is to be used to fund social programmes in Buenos Aires, which will be complemented by a new 2% tax on player winnings from slot machines.The budget will come into force from January 1, 2019, though there has been no indication as to when the province will begin the licensing process. Topics: Legal & compliance Budget directive establishes 15% tax rate for operators, as well as 2% tax on players’ slot winnings AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: LATAM Argentina 7th December 2018 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

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Saia Faingaa’s dangerous tackle on Flip van der Merwe

first_imgThursday Sep 9, 2010 Saia Faingaa’s dangerous tackle on Flip van der Merwe For those of you that missed it or asked to see it again, here is the tackle that resulted in a yellow card and a two week suspension for Wallaby hooker Saia Faingaa during the Tri Nations victory over the Springboks on Saturday.Faingaa made the dangerous tackle on Springbok lock Flip van der Merwe with just over ten minutes remaining in the game, putting his side in a position that they did well to get out of. Despite him being off the field, they scored a try and took the lead.The replacement hooker was yellow carded by referee Wayne Barnes, who took his time with the decision, including going across to assess the damage to Van Der Merwe.Faingaa was cited for an alleged tip-tackle by Sanzar Citing Commissioner Steve Hinds, and on Sunday pleaded guilty before Judicial Officer Nigel Frampton, who deemed the tackle to be reckless rather than intentional.It was considered on the lower entry-level of sanctions, and considering Faingaas guilty plea as well as his track record, the decision was made.He will be out of all rugby until September 19th, meaning that he will miss the Wallabies clash with the All Blacks in Sydney this coming weekend. Stephen Moore will retain his starting slot, while Huia Edmonds replaces Faingaa on the bench. Match squads below. Wallabies: Kurtley Beale, James O’Connor, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Matt Giteau, Lachie Turner, Quade Cooper, Will Genia, Ben McCalman, David Pocock, Rocky Elsom (capt), Nathan Sharpe, Mark Chisholm, Salesi Ma’afu, Stephen Moore, Benn Robinson. Res: Huia Edmonds, James Slipper, Dean Mumm, Richard Brown, Luke Burgess, Berrick Barnes, Anthony Faingaa. All Blacks: Mils Muliaina, Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Maa Nonu, Israel Dagg, Aaron Cruden, Piri Weepu, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (capt), Victor Vito, Tom Donnelly, Brad Thorn, Owen Franks, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock. Res: Corey Flynn, John Afoa, Anthony Boric, Jerome Kaino, Jimmy Cowan, Colin Slade, Rene Ranger. Time: 01:10ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? Saia Faingaa’s dangerous tackle on Flip van der Merwe | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

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Live Aid concert finally released on DVD

first_imgLive Aid concert finally released on DVD About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 23 October 2004 | News The DVD release came about after pirated copies were found online. As a result the Band Aid Trust agreed to auction the global rights for the concerts for the first time. Nevertheless, while the tracklist is extensive, it does not include every song performed at the concert, which will disappoint many.The DVD set will retail at £39.99, although Amazon.co.uk is currently offering it for £27.99, a 30% reduction. It is already taking pre-orders. The historic Live Aid fundraising concert held on 13 July 1985 will finally be released for the first time on DVD in November 2004.Live Aid was held at London’s Wembley Stadium and Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium. The concert raised more than $70 million for famine relief in Africa.The four-disc DVD package will be released by Warner Vision International. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Events  117 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Obama Budget Not Farmer Friendly

first_img Previous articleNASS Issues First Indiana Crop ReportNext articlePlanting Delayed but need for Spring Safety Looms Gary Truitt Erickson said support for crop insurance by farmers and on Capitol Hill is strong because it just makes sense, and good policy, “The 2012 drought we saw a lot of losses. Farmers and ranchers had no control over the weather. Crop insurance was there. If it was a good year and the farmer or rancher didn’t experience a loss, they wouldn’t get a crop insurance check because within the crop insurance program you have to experience a loss.”  Looking at the broader picture, Erickson says, now that all the budget plans are in, be ready for the debt ceiling debate to rear its head again. Remember that last time it came up, we ended up with spending caps and the sequester. By Gary Truitt – Apr 15, 2013 Funding for conservation is also supported strongly by Indiana farmers, but Hoosier Senator Joe Donnelly, a member of the Senate Ag Committee, said in order to save crop insurance, cuts may have to be made in conservation programs, “It is a balancing act.”  He said those who support conservation may have to accept less government funding for conservation in order to get full funding of crop insurance. Facebook Twitter SHARE President Obama’s 2014 budget plan, released last week, makes big cuts in two programs important to Indiana farmers. The Obama plan calls for $38 billion in cuts to farm programs over the next 10 years. The cuts come in 3 main areas: direct payments, conservation programs, and crop insurance. While most in agriculture support the elimination of direct payments, the cut in funding for crop insurance is not acceptable. According to American Farm Bureau Federation economist Matt Erickson, “If you look at the president’s proposal, he’s not investing in the crop insurance program. He’s actually taking money away from the crop insurance program, the true safety net for farmers and ranchers.” Now that the House, Senate, and White House budget plans have been announced, Erickson says the real work of crafting a budget can begin, and that more than almost anything else will determine the future of US farm policy, “Looking at the House budget, the Senate budget and the President’s budget, they’re all platforms for the budget debate. The question is, are we going to take these tools within each budget and how are we going to put the pieces to the puzzle together.” Facebook Twitter Obama Budget Not Farmer Friendly As expected, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack defended the President’s budget and the cuts it makes in his own department, “It strikes a balance to keep growing our economy and the middle class, while reducing the deficit in a common sense and balanced way.” Obama Budget Not Farmer Friendly SHARE The  American Soybean Association also released a strong statement supporting full funding for the crop insurance program. “As ASA has said many times over, soybean farmers are willing to do our part to address the nation’s fiscal challenges, and we have a vested interest in ensuring that the cuts needed are made in a strategic manner, with all potential consequences taken into account. As many farmers still struggle to recover from the worst drought in generations, now is not the time to make such a deep cut to the federal crop insurance program,” said Danny Murphy, ASA President and a soybean farmer from Canton, MS. Home Indiana Agriculture News Obama Budget Not Farmer Friendlylast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders accuses US military of deliberately firing at journalists

first_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Help by sharing this information RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en December 16, 2020 Find out more News News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation April 8, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders accuses US military of deliberately firing at journalists Reporters Without Borders calls on US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld toprove US attacks that killed three journalists in Baghdad today, includingReuter cameraman Taras Protsyuk (see photo), were not deliberate attemptsto dissuade the media from reporting what is happening in the city. to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today on US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld to provide evidence that the offices of the pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera and the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad were not deliberately fired at by US forces earlier in the day in attacks that killed three journalists.”We are appalled at what happened because it was known that both places contained journalists,” said the organisation’s secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Film shot by the French TV station France 3 and descriptions by journalists show the neighbourhood was very quiet at that hour and that the US tank crew took their time, waiting for a couple of minutes and adjusting its gun before opening fire.””This evidence does not match the US version of an attack in self-defence and we can only conclude that the US Army deliberately and without warning targeted journalists. US forces must prove that the incident was not a deliberate attack to dissuade or prevent journalists from continuing to report on what is happening in Baghdad,” he said.”We are concerned at the US army’s increasingly hostile attitude towards journalists, especially those non-embedded in its military units. Army officials have also remained deplorably silent and refused to give any details about what happened when a British ITN TV crew was fired on near Basra on 22 March, killing one journalist and leaving two others missing.”Very many non-embedded journalists have complained about being refused entry to Iraq from Kuwait, threatened with withdrawal of accreditation and being held and interrogated for several hours. One group of non-embedded journalists was held in secret for two days and roughed up by US military police,” Ménard said.Ukrainian cameraman Taras Protsyuk (35), normally attached to Reuters office in Warsaw, and José Couso, a Spanish cameraman for the Spanish TV station Telecinco, were killed in today’s attack on the Palestine Hotel. Three other journalists were wounded when their rooms were hit by a shell fired by the US tank.Gen. Buford Blount, commander of the US Third Infantry Division, admitted that the tank had fired a shell at the hotel. He claimed it was in response to rocket fire and other shooting from the hotel.Al-Jazeera cameraman Tarek Ayoub was also killed today in US bombing of the pan-Arab TV station’s offices elsewhere in the city. News Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Breaking- Practice Of Publishing Names Of Accused On Flysheet Boards Without Proclamation Violates Human Dignity & Right To Privacy:Allahabad High Court

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking- Practice Of Publishing Names Of Accused On Flysheet Boards Without Proclamation Violates Human Dignity & Right To Privacy:Allahabad High Court Nupur Thapliyal29 Jan 2021 4:21 AMShare This – xAllahabad High Court has held that the practice of putting names of the accused persons on the flysheet board without issuance of proclamation under sec. 82 of Cr.P.C. is derogatory to the concept of human dignity and privacy enshrined under Art. 21 of the Constitution.The judgment was delivered by a Division Bench comprising of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Agarwal. Justice…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAllahabad High Court has held that the practice of putting names of the accused persons on the flysheet board without issuance of proclamation under sec. 82 of Cr.P.C. is derogatory to the concept of human dignity and privacy enshrined under Art. 21 of the Constitution.The judgment was delivered by a Division Bench comprising of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Agarwal. Justice Naqvi presided over the bench and delivered a concurring opinion.Overview of the Judgment:”The DGP, UP is directed to forthwith remove the names/identities of Top-10 criminals along with their criminal antecedents from the flysheet board from all the police stations. He is also directed to ensure that a circular in the light of this judgment is sent to all the police heads of the districts so as to ensure strict compliance.” The Court held.The Court however clarified that the benefit of the judgment will not be given to any “claimed offenders and fugitives in law”.The three petitioners were aggrieved by the publication of their names in the list of top 10 criminals displayed at various police stations at districts of Prayagraj and Kanpur Nagar. The petitioners being real brothers were also relatives of an ex Member of Parliament from Allahabad constituency and contended that it was because of the political vendetta that the police authorities published their names in the criminal list.According to the petitioners, only one case was registered against each of them and it was on the basis of one case that their names were included under top 10 criminals.Therefore, the petitioners contented that personal enmity was being taken to illogical ends so as to harass them and that the act of police authorities publishing their names was in violation of Right to Life and Right to Privacy as enshrined under Art. 21 of the Constitution.Adv. Vinay Saran, learned amicus curiae in the matter had submitted that the disclosure of criminal antecedents and history sheet is governed under Chapter XX of U.P. Police Regulations which deals with registration and surveillance of bad characters.While relying on the case of Malak Singh and Others vs. State of Punjab and Haryana and Others (1981) 1 SCC 420, the amicus curiae submitted that even history sheets and village crime note books are not public documents, therefore, publishing names of the petitioners as top-10 criminals is neither envisaged under the U.P. Police Regulations nor it can be read into the policy of the State.Therefore the Court examined the case under the following three issues:1. Whether policy/circular is ultra vires of the provisions contained in Constitution of India especially Art. 14, 15 and 21, Police Act of 1861 or UP Police Regulations?2. Whether the policy/circular grants right to the police authorizes to publish names of so called criminals/accused persons on the flysheet board of the concerned police station?3. Whether publication of names of such accused persons violates the right to privacy and dignity?The Court while relying on the judgment of Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Private Limited v. Union of India AIR 1986 SC 515 observed that the validity of any subordinate legislation can be challenged on the grounds of unreasonableness, vagueness or arbitrariness. Therefore, the Court held that the policy regulation does not suffer from any lack of competences and cannot be held as ultra vires of the Constitution, Police Act or the UP Police Regulations.Coming to the second issue in the case, the Court analyzed Rule 287 of the of the UP Police Regulations which deals with Class A and Class B of history sheets.”Two things emanates from this discussion, namely; Police Regulation 287 does not authorize publication of anything other than a proclamation issued under authority of a judicial officer authorized to issue such proclamation besides public notices only. It does not authorize publication of anything else other than what has been provided under Police Regulation 287. Therefore, publication of top 10 list is not permissible even on a careful and liberal consideration of Police Regulation 287.” The Court held.Answering the last issue concerning violation of Right to life and Right to Privacy due to the said publication, the Court relied on the judgment of KS Puttuswamy v. Union of India and observed that the judgment focusing on an aspect of privacy as a right to life has in fact insulated an individual from exercise of authority either by the legislation or the State so to prevent a person being made an object of ridicule or scorn.”In the above backdrop, it is apparent that neither socially nor politically it is desirable to curtail human dignity, which is infringed when names of accused persons are displayed on the flysheet board of the police station concerned or anywhere else without there being any proclamation issued against them under Section 82 Cr.P.C. Thus, this practice of putting the names on the flysheet board is derogatory to the concept of human dignity and privacy.” The court held.Concurring judgment of Justice Pankaj Naqvi:Justice Naqvi while agreeing upon the reliefs granted, touched upon the larger issue of public importance i.e. Whether the State has a right to disclose the identity and criminal antecedents of an accused in the public domain?”Dignity means self-respect. It cannot be gainsaid that once self-respect is affected, dignity is compromised. Dignity of an individual is inalienable and is not dependent on the status and class of an individual as it originates from the person being a human being and continues even after death.” J. Naqvi opined.He also relied on the judgment of Mohd Nayyar Azam Vs. State of Chhattisgarh, (2012) 8 SCC 1 wherein the Apex Court observed that It is imperative to state that it is the sacrosanct duty of the police authorities to remember that a citizen while in custody is not denuded of his fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution.”Sensitization is an important aspect of policing as the Police being in the forefront to maintain law and order are expected to strictly uphold the rule of law. A police force sans sensitivity could play havoc with the life and liberty of an individual including his / her dignity. Fundamental rights of an accused while in custody or not are never wholly denuded, they stand abrogated only to the extent he is unable to enjoy them on account of his incarceration. The State has no right whatsoever to indulge in any act, which dents the dignity of an individual, as once dignity is lost, it cannot be retrieved.”While observing so, J. Naqvi went ahead to observed that the circular of UP Police is valid in the eyes of law. However, there is nothing in the circular which enables the police to disclose the identity of an accused and his criminal antecedents in public gaze and would therefore be violative of Art. 21.”Surveillance is expected to be secretive and discreet so that the person concerned does not know that he is under surveillance. It is an important power of police with a view to keep both criminals and crimes at bay. Once the identity of a person under surveillance is made known to public not only the purpose of surveillance stands frustrated, but the State and its officers also become vicariously liable for infringing the dignity of an individual.”Click here to Download the Judgment of Justice Pankaj NaqviClick Here to download the Judgment of Justice Vivek AgarwalNext Storylast_img read more

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Investigating possible causes of the observed diurnal variability in Antarctic NOy

first_imgThe occurence of a diurnal variability in measured total oxidised nitrogen (NOy) was observed at Neumayer, Antarctica, (70 degrees 39’8, 8 degrees 15’W) during a recent summer measurement campaign. Minima and maxims occurred in the early morning/early evening respectively, with the amplitude of the cycle around 40% of the daily mean NOy values. Given that this campaign was the first to attempt NOy measurements on the Antarctic continent, it is not presently clear whether this is an Antarctic-wide phenomenon, or local to Neumayer. A similar cycle was observed for HNO3, although HNO3 concentrations and fluctuations are too small to account for all of the NOy variability. In this paper we investigate possible mechanisms that might cause such diurnal signals, focussing on the influence of local meteorology and also of the snowpack. Exchange processes at the air/snow interface appear to dominate the observed NOy variability, although an influence from the changing surface inversion strength exists. These findings have important implications in understanding and hence correctly interpreting ice core nitrate data.last_img read more

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Woodside completes Sangomar acquisition from Cairn

first_img Woodside completes Sangomar acquisition from Cairn. (Credit: Capri23auto from Pixabay.) Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V. has completed the acquisition of Capricorn Senegal Limited’s (Cairn) entire participating interest in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture.The purchase price was US$300 million plus a working capital adjustment of approximately US$225 million, which included a reimbursement of Cairn’s development capital expenditure incurred since 1 January 2020. Additional payments of up to US$100 million are contingent on commodity prices and timing of first oil.Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said the acquisition of Cairn’s interest in the Sangomar project area offshore Senegal was value accretive for shareholders.“The development of Sangomar is being executed according to schedule. The Senegal team recently achieved another milestone, with the award of the contract for the operations and maintenance of the floating production storage and offloading vessel which is targeted for delivery and first oil production in 2023.“The completion of the transaction with Cairn has simplified the structure of the joint venture ahead of our planned equity sell-down in 2021. The Sangomar development is an attractive, de-risked asset that offers near-term production to potential buyers,” he said.Woodside’s participating interest in the RSSD joint venture has increased to approximately 68.33% for the Sangomar exploitation area and to 75% for the remaining RSSD evaluation area. Woodside’s interest will further increase to 82% for the Sangomar exploitation area and to 90% for the remaining RSSD evaluation area subject to completion of the FAR acquisition announced on 3 December 2020. Woodside will remain operator. Source: Company Press Release Woodside’s participating interest in the RSSD joint venture has increased to approximately 68.33% for the Sangomar exploitation arealast_img read more

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Flatfair appoints Google strategist as Head of Marketing

first_imgHome » News » Flatfair appoints Google strategist as Head of Marketing previous nextProptechFlatfair appoints Google strategist as Head of MarketingThe Negotiator22nd April 20200139 Views Flatfair, an alternative deposit scheme and rental platform, has appointed a former William Hill and Google strategist as its Head of Marketing.Elisabeth Yates joins the proptech firm after spending two and a half years as senior strategy manager for online gaming at William Hill and a short stint as a marketing campaigns manager for Google prior to that. She also spent four years working in strategy for voucher site Groupon.Elisabeth said, “Flatfair’s payment technology is revolutionising the way we think about renting.“The industry is moving in the right direction, but this is a vital time for tenants, landlords and agents alike to embrace the technology that has brought so much to other aspects of our lives, and I am looking forward to collectively driving this change at flatfair.”Her appointment comes after flatfair, which offers a deposit alternative for a one-off fee and uses Open Banking for speedy referencing, continues to grow the business after attracting $11 million through a Series A fundraising last year.Elisabeth Yates Open Banking for speedy referencing proptech flatfair April 22, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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