Qatar set for ‘boom’ in new gas investments after hosting FIFA World Cup in 2022


first_imgMuch of the nation’s attention over the past decade has been focused on preparations for hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022 – but gas investments could be set to take centre stage beyond next year Increase in upcoming gas investments to be similar to early 2000s boomGlobalData noted that Qatar’s projects market in the 2020s will have “many similarities” to the boom experienced in the opening decade of the 2000s and it said the similarity “goes beyond LNG”.Another reminder came at the end of last year when Doha was selected to host the Asian Games in 2030. The Qatari capital hosted the games for the first time in 2006 and a range of major sporting and hospitality projects were completed ahead of the event.Doha is also implementing a new tourism strategy that it hopes will turn the one-off economic and political capital boost of the World Cup into a long-term driver of sports, business and leisure tourism.Thompson said: “This time around, Qatar’s gas projects come in parallel to the Qatar National Vision 2030, Doha’s long-term strategy to transition away from energy, diversify economically and attract investment.”The plan includes the vigorous pursuit of investment in research and development in the hope of stimulating the formation of a broader knowledge economy, according to GlobalData.Doha is stepping up its efforts to draw investment through public-private partnership (PPP) schemes and issued a new PPP law in May 2020.The city has also been making progressive reforms with respect to worker welfare and its Kafala system, which monitors migrant labourers and is deemed necessary for Qatar’s future economy. GlobalData noted that Qatar’s projects market in the 2020s will have “many similarities” to the boom experienced in the opening decade of the 2000s (Credit: Shutterstock/Gimas) Qatar could be set for a “boom” in new gas investments across the coming years, says an industry analyst.This comes after much of the nation’s attention over the past decade has been focused on preparations for hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022, with a range of key infrastructures – such as stadiums, airports, metro lines, and leisure and hospitality facilities – being developed in recent years.Analysis by data and analytics firm GlobalData claims the recent agreement signed between state-owned Qatar Petroleum, Singapore-based LNT Marine, the American Bureau of Shipping and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding for LNG carrier designs is the “latest sign of a new surge in gas investment” that is set to shape the small Gulf state after the World Cup next year.center_img World Cup underpinned about $13.6bn a year of project contract awards in Qatar over past decadeThe World Cup has underpinned about $13.6bn a year of project contract awards in Qatar over the past 10 years, with the peak years coming in 2014 and 2015 when award levels increased to about $20.9bn and $17.4bn. Since 2015, however, awards have slowed, and questions have arisen about what comes after the World Cup.Richard Thompson, editorial director of GlobalData’s MEED, said: “Part of the answer came on 8 February 2021, when Qatargas awarded a $13bn contract for the main package of the first phase of its North Field Expansion megaproject to a consortium of Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation and France-based Technip Energies.“It is the biggest single EPC contract ever awarded in the region, and is redolent of the early 2000s when investments to develop six large LNG trains propelled Qatar to become the world’s biggest gas exporter.”last_img read more

ESPS Galicia Assists Injured Seafarer


first_img While conducting counter-piracy patrols north of the Seychelles, ESPS Galicia provided urgent medical assistance to an injured seafarer, who had suffered serious injuries to his hand on Sunday, September 6.After receiving a distress call from the fishing vessel’s owners, ESPS Galicia sailed towards its location and as soon as it was in range, the Spanish Navy warship’s helicopter was launched.A member of the helicopter’s crew was lowered down to the fishing vessel to help air lift the seafarer to ESPS Galicia.Once on board, the warship’s surgical team, led by Major Rafael Tamburri Bariain, provided specialist medical treatment to the seafarer’s hand and the seafarer is now expected to make a full recovery.Following the operation, the seafarer was transported by the ship’s helicopter to a hospital in the Seychelles.Since the start of Operation Atalanta in December 2008 many EU Naval Force warships have assisted seafarers in distress in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.Image: EU Navfor View post tag: Injured ESPS Galicia Assists Injured Seafarer September 7, 2015 View post tag: ESPS Galicia Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Galicia Assists Injured Seafarer center_img Share this article View post tag: africa Authorities View post tag: Seafarerlast_img read more

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Center for NeuroGenetics (37634)


first_imgThe Center for NeuroGenetics at the University of Florida(UF) College of Medicine invites applications for TWOtenure/tenure-track positions at the ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE orFULL PROFESSOR level. We seek outstanding investigators in thefollowing areas: 1) neurological disease mechanisms and therapeuticdevelopment with an emphasis on genomic repetitive sequences(transposons, retrotransposons, micro and minisatellite repeats);2) RNA and ribonucleoprotein complex (RNP) biochemistry with acurrent/future focus on central nervous system function andneurological disease. The Center has active research programs inhuman, mouse, and Drosophila genetics together withexpertise in gene discovery, RNA biochemistry and structuralbiology, protein biochemistry, genome editing and computationalbiology, and is housed in the University of Florida GeneticsInstitute with contemporary facilities for bioinformatics, genomicsand proteomics. In addition to being an active member of theCenter, the primary academic appointment will be in a relevantdepartment (e.g., Departments of Molecular Genetics andMicrobiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neurology,Neuroscience or Pharmacology and Therapeutics). Candidates with aPh.D. and/or M.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience should sendtheir curriculum vitae, names of three references, and a briefdescription of research interests to:For further information about the Center, visit our website:http://www.neurogenetics.med.ufl.edu.Inquiries about the position should be directed to:Dr. Maurice S. Swanson, Search Committee Chair, Center forNeuroGenetics, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology,University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL32610-3610. E-mail: [email protected]: Ph.D. and/or M.D. and relevant postdoctoralexperience.To be considered for the position, candidates with a Ph.D. and/orM.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience should submit anapplication and upload the following application materialselectronically.1. Cover Letter2. Curriculum Vitae3. List of 3 References4. Brief Description of Past/Future Research Interests (OtherDocument)Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled.Selected candidate will be required to provide three letters ofrecommendation and an official transcript to the hiring departmentupon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if adesignation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned froman education institution outside of the United States are requiredto be evaluated by a professional credentialing service providerapproval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services(NACES), which can be found at http://naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.This position was originally posted under requisition # 507619.Previous applicants are still being considered and need notre-apply.#medicine=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Wadham Fresher Narrowly Lost Chance to Become Britain’s “MasterChef”


first_imgA first year reading English at Wadham has narrowly missed out on becoming Britain’s latest and youngest ever “BBC MasterChef”.Emily Ludolf, 19, from Lyne in Surrey was in the final of the television competition against James Nathan, 34, a former lawyer who lives in Spain.After six weeks of heats and semi-finals, the 132 contestants had been whittled down to just three.Throughout the culinary battle-off she has cooked for troops in Belize, for a wedding reception at Blenheim Palace and for some of Europe’s top chefs.Ludolf told BBC News that her decision to enter the contest was a sporadic one.”I was studying for my A-levels and I was watching it with my sister and she dared me to do it,” she said. “I thought, yes, let’s go for it and see what happens.”Also in the final alongside Ludolf and Nathan was 32-year-old Jonny Stevenson, an ex-banker and a single father from Northern Ireland.last_img read more

ANDREWS, VERNDA LYNN


first_imgwas born in Jersey City on February 15, 1950 to the late Bernice Gladden and William Andrews. She resided in Jersey City and Newark for most of her life before relocating to Bayonne, where she joined Friendship Baptist Church. Vernda departed this life on June 18, 2017. Funeral arrangements by JACKSON FUNERAL RESIDENCE, 384 Communipaw Ave., Jersey City.last_img

Dried fruit pricing


first_imgCoconut: Prices have remained extremely volatile, due to strong demand coupled with the disaster in Japan delaying some shipping of coconut from Asia.Raisins: In Turkey, residual stocks of unsold raisins are now all but clear. Weather permitting and taking into account their increased planted acreage, “normal service” could resume from August-September. From California, prices have stabilised.Sultanas: From Turkey, much of the unsold quantities from the reduced crop this season, are now sitting in the hands of origin processors, who are waiting to see how forward pricing will develop.Currants: The weaker sterling against the stronger euro has contributed towards firmer prices in the UK. There seems little to no chance for prices to weaken this side of the new crop in August.Apricots: Reports that the 2010 Turkish crop was close to the 75,000mt mark have resulted in some origin price improvement. A serious price correction over the last quarter of 2011 may ensue.Prunes: There are strong prospects for another good supply out of South America this season. Prices should be stable in the short to medium term.l Based on information supplied by RM Curtislast_img read more

Muck spreading


first_imgOur cultural highlight of the month comes courtesy of the Home Grown Cereals Authority, whose Grassland and Muck 2011 event and no, we’re not talking about Glastonbury is shaping up to be the must-be-seen-at society function of the season. Farmers are invited to bring along a manure sample with them to this special celebration of slurry in May. The first 25 farmers to bring along a sample will qualify for free muck analysis. Get in line we’ve already got our tent pitched at the entrance (the bucket’s staying outside).last_img

Press release: Skip-It Torbay to pay thousands for skipping on asbestos removal


first_imgArmabridge Ltd was fined a total of £13,334 and ordered to pay £3,070 costs by Plymouth magistrates after pleading guilty to 2 offences of failing to comply with enforcement notices relating to Barton Hill Way and Kerswell Gardens, Torquay contrary to Regulation 38(3) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. The company has been given until 30 September 2018 to safely dispose of waste from both sites. A South Devon waste processing company has been ordered to pay £16,404 in fines and costs for failing to remove thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste from two sites in Torbay.The case was brought by the Environment Agency.Armabridge Ltd, trading as Skip-It Torbay, operates from a waste transfer station at Barton Hill Way, Torquay. In June 2015 an Environment Agency officer discovered asbestos contamination in a pile of approximately 3,200 tonnes of residual waste at the site. In March 2016, following a lack of progress in dealing with the waste, the Environment Agency served an enforcement notice on the company to formalise the removal of the asbestos-affected material.The company appealed against the enforcement notice, but the appeal was later dismissed by a planning inspector, who in January 2017 upheld the enforcement notice and gave the company 3 months to comply with its requirements.In May 2017 an environment officer returned to the site and saw the pile of waste was still present. No significant progress had been made to remove it and as a result the company had breached its enforcement notice.In January 2016, Armabridge Ltd was prosecuted for illegally depositing approximately 2,000 tonnes of asbestos contaminated waste at a second site, Kerswell Gardens, Torquay. In February 2017, following a lack of progress in clearing the waste, the Environment Agency served an enforcement notice requiring that the waste be removed.In July 2017 an Environment Agency officer returned to the Kerswell Gardens site and found the hazardous waste was still present and that the enforcement notice had been breached.Jacob Hess, for the Environment Agency, said: This case emphasises the importance of robust waste acceptance procedures. Failure to segregate wastes appropriately can lead to complex and costly remediation at a later date. We have recently run a campaign with local roofing businesses and waste operators to raise awareness of asbestos containing materials and how to correctly dispose of them.last_img read more

Phil Lesh & Friends Announce Run With John Scofield, Stanley Jordan, Anders Osborne, Jeff Chimenti, & More


first_imgPhil Lesh has announced his first show with Phil Lesh & Friends for 2018! The Grateful Dead bassist will host a three-night Jazz-themed run at his own Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA on January 24-26. On the first night, Lesh will share the stage with guitarists Stanley Jordan and Anders Osborne, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, and drummer Tony Leone. On the second and third night, guitarist John Scofield and drummer John Molo will tap in with Anders Osborne and Jeff Chimenti for two nights of jazzy goodness.Tickets for the three-night run are currently available here. See below for a detailed spread of the Jan 24-26 run with Phil Lesh & Friends.Phil Lesh & Friends featuringStanley Jordan, Anders Osborne,Jeff Chimenti, & Tony LeoneWednesday, January 24Doors 7pm / Show 8pmTickets: $69Ages 16+——–Phil Lesh & Friends featuringJohn Scofield, Anders Osborne ,John Molo & Jeff ChimentiThursday, January 25Doors 7pm / Show 8pmTickets: $69Ages 16+[photo: Bob Schultz]last_img read more

Gordon Brown: UK and US must coordinate economic policy


first_imgIn his first major speech since losing the election in May, the former Prime Minister called for the establishment of a global financial constitution that sets out clear rules for banks, and urged that major powers begin to co-ordinate global economic policy.“The question is where are the jobs going to come from and where’s the growth going to come from,” Mr Brown said in the Malcolm Wiener Lecture in Political Economy at Harvard University on Thursday…Read more herelast_img