Crescent Point to sell Saskatchewan gas assets to Steel Reef for $500m

first_imgThe sale of the assets enables Cresent Point to monetise nine natural gas gathering and processing facilities and two gas sales pipelines in Saskatchewan Image: The assets do not consist of any oil-related infrastructure. Photo courtesy of John Nyberg/Freeimages. Canada-based oil and gas company Crescent Point Energy has announced the sale of Saskatchewan gas infrastructure assets to Steel Reef Infrastructure for $500m.The sale of the assets enables Cresent Point to monetise nine natural gas gathering and processing facilities and two gas sales pipelines, which have a combined throughput capacity of over 90M cf/day, currently in operation in the province. The assets do not consist of any oil-related infrastructure.The company said it will enter into long-term take-or-pay commitments with Steel Reef in exchange for Steel Reef granting processing rights at the facilities to Crescent Point.Crescent Point president and CEO Craig Bryksa said: “Through the sale of these gas infrastructure assets, we will unlock value for our shareholders and further strengthen our financial position. We have now entered into agreements to sell, or have sold, in aggregate approximately $1.45 billion of assets in 2019.“This sale is also aligned with our strategy, as it allows us to further focus on our core competencies to strengthen our corporate returns.”The anticipated yearly cash flow to the Steel Reef is estimated at nearly $47m, excluding cash flow from third parties.Under the terms of the agreement, Steel Reef has committed to fund the forthcoming 12MMcf/d expansion of one of the gas processing facilities, reducing the capital requirements for Crescent Point.Steel Reef’s cost to build the facility expansion is estimated to be nearly $30mThe midstream company’s expenditure to build the expansion project is estimated to be roughly $30m, which will be in addition to the purchase price of $500m.The expansion of the facility is likely to commence in 2020 and be finished within nearly 12 to 18 months following closing of the asset sale.For the transaction, RBC Capital Markets served as an exclusive financial advisor to Crescent Point, while GMP FirstEnergy served as a strategic advisor.The deal is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.last_img read more

AY20/21 Adjunct Faculty, School Psychology

first_imgPosition Details Classification TitleAdjunct Faculty Department Master’s Degree in School Psychology or related field. Position Start Date Type of SearchExternal * Please list the field(s) in which you earned yourdegree(s).(Open Ended Question)* Experience teaching in online/hybrid delivery?YesNo Minimum Qualifications Position End Date (if temporary) Doctorate or Specialist Degree in School Psychology. * Please select your availability to teach.Days onlyEvenings onlyWeekends onlyDays and Evenings onlyDays, Evenings and WeekendsEvenings and Weekends onlyOnline only * Do you have experience teaching at the college/universitylevel?yesno Position’s Functional TitleAY20/21 Adjunct Faculty, School Psychology Position TypeAdjunct * Do you have a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Marriage &Family Therapy, or Counseling?YesNo Posting NumberFA0356P Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Quicklink for Posting Open Until FilledNo Closing Date06/30/2021 Preferred Qualifications Governors State University’s College of Education seeks to createan available pool of Adjunct Faculty candidates to teach graduatecourses in School Psychology in the Division of Psychology &Counseling.Interested individuals are invited to complete a faculty profile,attach a curriculum vitae, and transcripts for consideration.At Governors State University, adjunct faculty are hired astemporary faculty with teaching responsibilities for a specificcourse in a semester or summer session.Adjuncts are not a part of the faculty bargaining unit and are notincluded in membership of the Faculty Senate. Employee ID Posting Date07/06/2020 Position Summary Special Instructions to Applicants Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterTranscriptsCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsLetter of RecommendationCertification/Professional LicenseTeaching PhilosophyList of Referenceslast_img read more

Aces to open MVC play at Illinois State

first_imgUE faces ISU on Thursday evening  A big Missouri Valley Conference test is up next for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team as they open league play on Thursday evening against Illinois State at 7 p.m. inside Redbird Arena.Non-conference play wrapped up on Thursday against Mount St. Joseph as the Purple Aces won their 7th in a row overall and 8th in a row at home with a 68-55 win.  MVC Player of the Week Jaylon Brown was the leader of the pack once again, draining 33 points; Ryan Taylor tallied 13 while Duane Gibson had a season-high of 13.  The Aces completed non-conference play with a 9-4 mark; UE has been at least .500 or above in non-conference play each season since 2003-04, when the Aces were 1-7.  After opening Valley play at Illinois State, UE returns home for a New Year’s Day game against UNI.In the only game of the last week for the Aces, Jaylon Brown led everyone with 33 points while being on the floor for all 40 minutes of a victory against Mount St. Joseph.  Brown knocked down 11 of his 16 attempts along with four triples and a 7-8 effort from the free throw line; he hauled in six rebounds and had three assists in the victory.Duane Gibson recorded 12 points in the win over Mount St. Joseph, his best outing since missing most of last season due to injury.  Gibson hit 6 of his 7 attempts to go along with 5 assists, 3 rebounds and a pair of steals in 32 minutes of work.   Through the first six games, Gibson averaged just 3.8 points per game and had six steals and 20 helpers.  In the six following outings, he helped UE to a perfect 6-0 mark while notching 6.7 points and 3.2 rebounds while notching a total of 12 steals and 27 assists.Illinois State begins league play with an 8-4 record and are winners of four out of their last five contests including a 68-56 win over Tulsa on Christmas Day.  Three Redbirds average double figures, led by Deontae Hawkins, who sits with 15.1 points per game and a team-best 6.8 rebounds.  Paris Lee stands at 14.7 points while MiKyle McIntosh checks in with 13.3 PPG.  In non-conference play, ISU was a perfect 6-0 at home, topping Saint Joseph’s by a final of 81-72 in their last contest at Redbird Arena.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

News story: The IAGCI invites tenders to evaluate the UK Home Office Country Information Products

first_imgEmail: [email protected],The minutes of IAGCI meetings are included in the Chief Inspector’s reports, prior to July 2016 they were published separately and can be viewed on the National Archives website.,The Chief Inspector has also conducted a standard inspection of the Home Office’s Production and use of Country of Origin Information. Contact details Independent Advisory Group on Country Information (IAGCI), Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, 5th Floor, Globe House, 89 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1PN BackgoundSection 48 (2) (j) of the UK Borders Act 2007 states that the Chief Inspector shall consider and make recommendations about ‘the content of information and conditions in countries outside the United Kingdom which the Secretary of State compiles and makes available, for purposes connected with immigration and asylum, to immigration and other officials.’The IAGCI was established in 2009 to succeed the Advisory Panel on Country Information. IAGCI advises the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) about the content and quality of country information and guidance notes produced by the Home Office and relied upon by decision makers.IAGCI commissions and quality assures reviews from independent reviewers, typically academics with relevant knowledge and expertise, of selected country information. The work is funded by ICIBI. Following an IAGCI review, the ICIBI sends a report to the Home Secretary with his recommendations.MembershipMembership of the IAGCI is by invitation of the ICIBI and is voluntary and unpaid. Members are respected academics and representatives of organisations with a working interest in country information and how it is used by the Home Office. The group meets up to three times a year although additional meetings can be scheduled at the request of the Chief Inspector. Dr Mike Collyer (Chair) – University of Sussex Dr Ceri Oeppen – University of Sussex Professor Giorgia Dona – University of East London (UEL) Dr Nando Sigona – University of Birmingham Dr Julie Vullnetari – University of Southampton Sue Pitt – Upper Tribunal Judge Katinka Ridderbos – UNHCR Geneva Harriet Short – Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)last_img read more

Study sees little danger from ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

first_imgOndansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale studies producing conflicting results.A new study by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has analyzed data from more than 88,000 pregnancies in which pregnant women took ondansetron during the first trimester to examine the risk of cardiac malformations or oral clefts. In a paper published online in JAMA, the team reports no increased risk of cardiac malformations and a very small increased risk of oral clefts.“Use of ondansetron has increased over time, but only a handful of studies had been conducted to date and all were relatively small. We wanted to provide more robust information on two important outcomes — risk of oral clefts and cardiac malformations — for patients and clinicians,” said corresponding author Krista Huybrechts, an epidemiologist in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at the Brigham. “Our study expands the evidence available to date and represents the largest published study of tens of thousands of women and fetal outcomes with careful control for potential confounding variables.”Huybrechts and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study based on data from the nationwide Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX), a data set that included more than 1.8 million pregnancies resulting in live births between 2000 and 2013 among publicly insured pregnant women. Records showed that patients had filled prescriptions for ondansetron in the first trimesters of 88,467 (4.9 percent) pregnancies.The team found an adjusted relative risk for cardiac malformations of 0.99 with tight confidence intervals (0.93‒1.06) — strong evidence of no difference in risk for cardiac malformations between the group exposed to ondansetron and the control group. The researchers report a rate of 94.4 cardiac malformations per 10,000 births among ondansetron-exposed pregnancies compared to 84.4 per 10,000 among unexposed pregnancies.The researchers found an increase in oral clefts, but this association was less precisely estimated (confidence interval 1.03‒1.48). The researchers found an absolute risk of 14.0 cases per 10,000 births among ondansetron-exposed pregnancies compared to 11.1 cases per 10,000 births in unexposed ones. The team also examined information on congenital malformations overall, finding no increased risk among fetuses exposed to the drug during the first trimester.“These results suggest that ondansetron does not meaningfully increase the risk of congenital malformations, although a small increase in the risk of oral clefts cannot be excluded,” said Huybrechts. “These results will hopefully provide reassurance to pregnant women who experience nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and need to make a risk-benefit trade-off regarding treatment.”This study was supported by the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (R03 HD091699, K08HD075831), the National Institute of Mental Health (K01MH099141), the National Institutes of Health (K12 BIRCWH), and the National Institute on Aging (K08AG055670). Co-authors report research funding from Eli Lilly, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Merck, Bayer, Vertex, Pacira, and Baxalta outside the submitted work.last_img read more

Central Vermont Medical Center joins national Practice Greenhealth

first_imgCentral Vermont Medical Center,Central Vermont Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has made a significant commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.Practice Greenhealth provides practical guidance, training, consultation, and business solutions to help its members in their efforts to implement environmentally responsible practices.   More than 1000 healthcare providers have joined Practice Greenhealth since 2008, indicating the growing commitment among the healthcare community to reduce its environmental impact.‘Hospital lighting was replaced with more efficient lighting. Exhaust fans and air handling units are being shut down overnight in the kitchen and in central sterile supply, when nobody is there,’ stated Judy Tartaglia, President and CEO. ‘Cumulatively, these three initiatives result in energy savings of $95,000 per year. This is just one example of the many green initiatives CVMC has undertaken.’ ‘We are very pleased to welcome Central Vermont Medical Center to the Practice Greenhealth member community,’ stated Laura Wenger, RN, Acting Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth.  ‘Their membership demonstrates a real commitment to improving the environmental impact on their patients, staff and communities.’Practice Greenhealth offers a variety of programs to its members, including environmental purchasing, sustainable operations, continuing education, webinars, networking opportunities, communications, and annual awards recognizing the achievements of member institutions.Central Vermont Medical Center consists of a not-for-profit acute care hospital offering a full spectrum of in-patient and out-patient services and 24-hour emergency care, National Life Cancer Treatment Center, Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing, and 18 medical group practices.  Visit is external) for additional information. Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Members include hospitals, healthcare systems, businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the greening of healthcare to improve the health of patients, staff and the environment. CVMC 11.29.2011last_img read more

As hurricane season continues, remember storm safety

first_imgOne of our partners, Liberty Mutual Insurance, has put together several guides on their MasterThis site to help you learn what to do before, during and after a storm. We’d like to share a few of them with you:Prepare a Storm Safety Plan Set up a storm safety plan so you and your family know where to go, what to do, and who to call in a worst-case scenario. continue reading » This year’s hurricane season has been devastating. In addition to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Hurricane Nate was the fourth hurricane to make landfall in the United States in 2017. According to The Weather Channel, this is the first time that’s happened in a single hurricane season since 2005. The Atlantic hurricane season normally lasts through the end of November. As devastating as these events have been, it’s important to be prepared, no matter where you live. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Hurricane Matthewlast_img read more

Avian flu kills tigers in Thailand, chickens in Vietnam

first_imgOct 19, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A government official in Thailand said 23 tigers at a private zoo died of avian influenza after eating the carcasses of chickens believed to have had the disease, the Associated Press (AP) reported today.Meanwhile, thousands of chickens have died in new outbreaks of avian flu in southern Vietnam this month, despite official statements that the disease was under control, according to news services.In Thailand, tigers at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in central Chonburi province began dying Sep 14, Charal Trinvuthipong, director of the nation’s Bird Flu Elimination and Prevention Center, told the AP. He said another 30 tigers, among more than 400 kept at the zoo, were sick.”We believe that the tigers contracted bird flu because they ate chicken carcasses, and we believe the carcasses had bird flu,” Charal was quoted as saying. He added that veterinarians were checking for avian flu at chicken farms in the province.Last January avian flu killed a clouded leopard and infected a white tiger at a zoo near Bangkok, according to reports at the time. Today’s AP report said that zoo is also in Chonburi province and that the white tiger also died. Avian flu also killed at least two house cats in Thailand last February.In Vietnam, an official said about 3,000 chickens on three farms in southern Tien Giang province died or were culled over suspicions they had the disease, according to an Oct 18 AP story.Test results from samples of those birds are expected this week, Cao Van Hoa, deputy director of the provincial agriculture department, told the AP.The villages near the outbreaks have been disinfected and transportation of poultry to or from the affected districts has been banned, officials told the news agency.An Oct 16 Agence France-Presse (AFP) report said more than 20,000 chickens have sickened or died this month in Long An and Hau Giang provinces. It attributed the information to the daily newspaper Tuoi Tre, and quoted the story as saying, “The bird flu epidemic has returned quickly and caused big losses to farmers but no information about this has been released.”But an agriculture ministry spokesman told AFP that the report could not be true. Vietnam officials earlier said they had brought the latest outbreak under control.In northern Vietnam, the Oct 16 edition of the newspaper Tien Phong reported that police in Lan Son province last week seized and destroyed 3.5 tons of chickens smuggled from China, the AP reported. Avian flu has killed or led to the culling of more than 43 million poultry in Vietnam.Those who look toward poultry vaccine as a possible solution were dealt a setback this week when an Australian company announced that an experimental avian flu vaccine for poultry had failed to protect chickens. Only a small percentage of the chickens inoculated in the initial Australian trial of the vaccine survived exposure to H5N1 virus, according to the Australian Associated Press (AAP).Imugene Limited began the trial in August in Geelong, Victoria, announcing then that once developed, the vaccine could be used to protect the world’s poultry industry from further outbreaks.Imugene managing director Dr. Warwick Lamb told the AAP Oct 18 that the company will develop a second avian influenza vaccine. “Although we only have very early data, we have identified ways to make the next trial vaccine candidate more effective,” Lamb said.Avian influenza has killed 31 people in Vietnam and Thailand and sickened 12 more since Jan 28, according to the World Health Organization.See also:Feb 16, 2004, CIDRAP News story “Leopard’s death in Thai zoo blamed on avian flu”last_img read more

Confirmed human death toll from H5N1 climbs to 69

first_imgEditor’s note: This story was revised Dec 8 to correct the erroneous statement that the World Health Organization had confirmed two more deaths from avian influenza (rather than two cases.)Dec 7, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed two more human cases of avian influenza, one in China and a fatal one in Indonesia, bringing the global total to 135 cases with 69 deaths in nearly 2 years.Indonesia had already announced that the Nov 25 death of a 25-year-old woman from Tangerang was due to the H5N1 virus, so the WHO’s announcement on Dec 6 was confirmation of that diagnosis.In addition, a 10-year-old girl from the south China province of Guangxi is hospitalized with H5N1 flu, the WHO said today. The girl developed a fever and cough on Nov 23. Health authorities were investigating to determine how she contracted the illness. Hers is the fourth human case of illness announced by China to date; two cases have been fatal.Meanwhile, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) announced yesterday that an 8-month-old baby in Indonesia has tested positive for H5N1 infection. The story cited a spokesman at the Sulianti Soroso hospital in Jakarta as saying preliminary tests were positive for exposure to the virus.The baby boy, from North Jakarta, was ill for 5 days before being placed in isolation on Sunday, ABC said in an online story yesterday.Ukraine in state of emergency over poultry outbreakSpreading infections in poultry prompted the Ukrainian government yesterday to approve President Victor Yushchenko’s request for a state of emergency.Mass poultry deaths have occurred in several villages in Ukraine’s Crimean region, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) story published today. Tests are awaited to determine which subtype of H5 is causing the deaths.Those six villages are added to the five villages where poultry die-offs began last week, AFP reported.Yushchenko told reporters that “what happened in these villages is clearly a professional error of the veterinary service and it must accept responsibility,” and ordered the dismissal of the chief veterinarian. That man, Petro Verbytsky, had offered to resign a month earlier, after being accused of not doing enough to keep Ukraine free of bird flu, Reuters news service reported.The first avian flu cases were registered in the country’s poultry 2 months ago, according to a Web site called ForUm, which describes itself as an Internet newspaper in Ukraine, but the government and local authorities did not respond.Ukrainian Interior Ministry troops were patrolling exclusion zones around the affected villages, birds were being incinerated with leftover napalm from the Soviet era and monitoring zones have been imposed around affected areas, Reuters reported on Dec 5.Farmers are being compensated for lost poultry, and villagers are being vaccinated for seasonal flu, which won’t prevent H5N1 infection in humans but could reduce the opportunities for that virus to mix with human flu viruses and evolve.Thailand makes oseltamivirThai authorities have announced the country can make its own antiviral oseltamivir, according to a story published today by AFP.Swiss drug maker Roche does not have a patent on the drug in Thailand, AFP reported. Roche markets the drug under the name “Tamiflu.” The drug is being widely stockpiled as a possible intervention against pandemic flu.Lt. Gen. Mongkol Jivasatikarn, director general of the Thai Government Pharmaceutical Organization, said the country spent nearly a year readying production, according to the AFP. He projected that Thailand could produce 1 million capsules of Tamiflu in 2006. In the event of a pandemic, he added, the country has the capacity for making at least 400,000 capsules a day.See alsoWHO announcement of Chinese case announcement of Indonesian case, confirmed read more

Slavonski Brod fairytale festival of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić this year promoted in a different way – “By train from antiquity”

first_imgThe festival will take place in Slavonski Brod between April 7th and 13th, and more information will be available soon. The narrative journey “Into the world of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić’s fairy tales” begins on Saturday, April 6, at the Kaptol Boutique Cinema in Zagreb, where animated films based on the works of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić will be shown. This year’s edition of the event, which introduces visitors to the world of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić’s fairy tales, will be richer and more modern than ever. Namely, this is a project that is held every year in Slavonski Brod, where the writer wrote some of the most famous works. The initiator and sponsor of the event, the City of Slavonski Brod, this year is collaborating with world-famous artist Helena Bulaja Madunić, Entertainment Laboratory and Croatian Railways, which will provide children and parents with a unique experience of riding the “Train from antiquity”. On Sunday, April 7, in the train, which departs from Zagreb to Slavonski Brod, there will be a program of interactive chat rooms and creative workshops, and they will jointly create and tell stories live with top entertainment artists. Storytellers, actors, musicians, illustrators, animators and cameramen will be in charge of the entertainment on the train. The “captain” of the crew will be Helena Bulaja Madunić, who has been promoting our heritage with her innovative interpretations for 25 years around the world, from Zagreb, through New York, Madrid, Tokyo, to New Zealand. “I am immensely proud that this year we have significantly modernized and enlivened the world of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić’s fairy tales, making the program even richer and more diverse, which will surely attract even more visitors from all over Croatia.”, Said Mirko Duspara, Mayor of Slavonski Brod. When the train arrives in Slavonski Brod, visitors will be greeted by a “Picnic from the past”, numerous creative workshops and a concert by the Zagreb ethno band Balkalar, which will evoke a nostalgic atmosphere with its performances of old ethno music.last_img read more