The potential sale of stake in the Malampaya gas project comes in the wake of the company’s recently initiated cost-cutting programme The Malampaya gas project has been producing since 2001. (Credit: Shell Philippines) Royal Dutch Shell is reportedly planning to offload its stake of 45% in the Malampaya gas project located off the coast of Palawan in the Philippines.The potential sale is being taken up by Shell as part of an ongoing rationalisation of its portfolio to simplify and boost the resilience of its business, reported Reuters, citing a company spokeswoman.The spokeswoman has been quoted by the publication as saying: “Shell would ensure a smooth transition of the asset to a credible buyer who would be well placed to optimise the value from Malampaya.”Names of the potential buyers of the stake were not disclosed by the spokeswoman.Details of the Malampaya gas projectThe Filipino offshore gas project began production since 2001. Currently, the natural gas from the project is used for producing enough power to meet more than 20% of the electricity requirements of the Philippines.The Malampaya gas project, which produces from the Malampaya-Camago gas reservoir, feeds five power plants built in Batangas on the Luzon island. With a combined capacity of 3.2GW, the power plants cover more than 30% of the electricity requirements of Luzon.Shell has been the operator of the offshore gas project through its subsidiary Shell Philippines Exploration.In March 2020, Filipino energy company Udenna joined the Malampaya gas project by acquiring a 45% stake from Chevron.The remaining 10% stake in the offshore gas project is held by the state-owned Philippine National Oil Corporation-Exploration (PNOC-EC).The news about Shell’s possible exit from the Malampaya gas project comes in the wake of media reports that the company is looking to cut down its oil and gas production costs by up to 40%. The oil and gas major has reportedly initiated a cost-cutting programme in this regard, which will also help it to focus more on renewable energy and power markets.In August 2020, its subsidiary Pilipinas Shell said that it will permanently close its Tabangao Refinery in Batangas City, Philippines, and convert it to a full import terminal.
Home » News » Agencies & People » 10% more off-market sales in London so far this year previous nextAgencies & People10% more off-market sales in London so far this yearJittery millionaires preferring to buy and sell properties away from public’s gaze, says buying agent.Nigel Lewis18th July 201701,101 Views London’s slowing property market has driven 10% more vendors in its prime central markets to dispose of their homes via off-market sales this year, according to Mayfair-based buying agent Black Brick.The company says it considers ‘off market’ to be those which are sold directly via the vendor to the seller, via an estate agent, who will utilise their contacts to sell a property without any marketing or brochures, or those sold from buying agent to buying agent.Some 38% of all properties sold by Black Brick during the first six months of the year were sold this way, it says, an increase of 10% compared to last year.The company says this is because London’s super-rich are increasingly anxious about putting their homes on the open market, and particularly worried about then having to drop their asking price, as London’s prime property markets cool off dramatically.Off-market salesAccording to Lonres, prices per square foot in London’s prime central postcodes have dipped by 11% since their 2014 peak and that vendors are waiting five months to find a buyer, on average.And Hamptons recently reported that foreign buyers have all but deserted central London since the EU Referendum, while Countrywide yesterday revealed that the number of foreign buy-to-let landlords in London has thinned dramatically too.But although the buyers walking through Black Bricks’ doors spend £15.85 million on average, and most ‘off market’ properties are priced at over £10 million, the company’s Managing Partner Camilla Dell says the phenomenon is spreading to the £1 million-plus market as well.“We have analysed the psychology of those who choose to buy or sell a property off-market and we have found that our clients prefer the exclusivity that comes with purchasing a home which has not been openly marketed and which many potential purchasers will not yet have the opportunity to see,” she says.“If a property is pre-market, which means it will put on the open market on a set date, our clients are prepared to pay full asking price to secure the property before it goes on the market.“We recently sourced a property for an American buyer which was off-market. He loved it and it was vital for him to purchase the property before anyone else got the chance to view it so he paid full asking price.”Black Brick also says that all of its buyers now pay with cash for properties now, compared with 46% a year ago. LonRes Black Brick Camilla Dell July 18, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
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HORNING v. STATE OF INDIANA challenges discriminatory laws that grant special powers, immunities, access, money and rights to the Democratic and Republican parties, at the expense of all other parties and individuals.This is the core issue behind most others today. Whether it’s the injustice of “Super Delegates,” the campaign donation/ legislative payback system that promotes corporate corruption, endless war and infinite debt, or the whole notion that corporations have human rights; it all starts with laws that elevate the partisan cronies above the rest of us.By their nature, ballot access laws limit voters’ choices on Election Day. Ballot access laws proliferated in the 1930’s to suppress the surge in Socialist Party votes, and again in the 1970’s through 80’s to combat what came to be called, “third parties.” Partisan judges encouraged this preferential treatment by calling it “stare decisis” such that, today, most people think that our “Two Party System” is legal, moral, and what the founders intended all along.In fact our founders warned us against the entrenchment of parties, and wrote parts of our constitutions to protect us against their inherent corruption. American citizens have become so disenfranchised by the corruption in our government that they are turning toward those they think are “outsiders,” or abstaining from voting entirely. Happily, this is having an effect on the courts.On January 27, the Constitution Party won its case against Missouri’s county ballot access laws. Just last week, the Libertarian Party of Illinois won its case against the “full slate law.” But no recent reversals addressed the core issue that human beings have been separated into classes; and that individual humans are in the lowest class, below even the smallest corporate entities/political parties.The timing is right to stop hacking at the fast-growing branches of our problems, and strike at the root. All citizens must be equal under the law at long last. The constitutions demand it, citizens are coming to demand it, and that is the substance of HORNING v. STATE OF INDIANA.Contact:Andrew Horningcell: (812) [email protected] LinkEmail
National Craft Bakers’ Week (NCBW) has got off to a flying start, with cakes already sent to a number of national TV and radio stations, from bakers across the UK, in order to promote the week.Kicking off on Monday, the week celebrates the importance of the local craft baker to its community. Cakes have already been delivered to GMTV – which featured on the coffee table in front of the presenters for the entirety of the show – and ITV’s Loose Women.Cakes are also being sent to Holly and Phil at ITV’s This Morning, Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, Christine Bleakley at BBC’s The One Show and Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles.Local media across the country have also been informed of what craft bakers in their local regions will be doing as part of NCBW.Many bakers will be visiting local schools to carry out bakery demonstrations – for example, Bread Basket in Clacton-on-Sea will be visiting Holland Park School to teach 7-8-year-olds about bread making. Gunns Bakery, Bedfordshire, will be carrying out cake and dough demonstrations during the week, and Bushells Bakery in Lowestoft will be offering deals on its speciality bread range, promoting new dietary products and handing out tasters and ideas cards to its customers.John Gall, owner of Brownings the Bakers in Kilmarnock, Scotland, said Brownings would be supporting the week by offering children special offers on healthy options “to try to educate them on the benefits of healthy eating”.
Turning the clock way back on the 37th installment of their Live Trax archival series, the Dave Matthews Band will release the show from November 11, 1992 at the Charlottesville, VA nightclub Trax, fittingly enough where the series derives its name from. Considered to be the first multitrack of the band, recorded by John Alagia, the 22-song set features many tunes still in the DMB arsenal today (see track listing below).Dave Matthews Band Tickets Surge On Secondary Market Days After Going On SaleDMB fans will get a great representation of a young, maturing band on Live Trax Vol. 37, as they had only been playing shows together for a little over a year. The release also features original founding DMB member Peter Griesar on keyboards throughout the show as well as on harmonica on “So Much To Say.”Watch DMB’s Boyd Tinsley Sit In With Phil Lesh & Friends At Terrapin CrossroadsLive Trax 37 is available for pre-order now here, and will be released on April 8.Tracklist:Disc One:1. The Song That Jane Likes2. The Best of What’s Around3. Help Myself4. Dancing Nancies5. Lover Lay Down6. True Reflections7. Minarets8. So Much To SayDisc Two:1. Recently2. Angel From Montgomery3. Two Step4. Halloween5. Pay For What You Get6. Lie In Our Graves7. SpotlightDisc Three:1. One Sweet World2. Satellite3. Ants Marching4. Jimi Thing5. What Would You Say6. Tripping Billies7. Warehouse [Cover photo via the DMB website]
Read Full Story Stop by Maxwell Dworkin to see our new exhibit on 21st-century engineering!It’s big.Engineers invent the future in fits and starts. They dream, tinker, design, build, test—and learn from “happy mistakes.”At SEAS, we are dedicated to thinking big, breaking down boundaries, leaping at opportunities, and leading change.Engineering is emerging as crucial knowledge for the 21st century. In a world of ubiquitous technology and global interconnection, we believe critical reasoning, knowledge of quantitative techniques, and problem-solving skills are essential qualities for any broadly educated person.Through research and scholarship, SEAS is creating collaborative bridges across Harvard and educating the next generation of global leaders.
ND Theatre NOW is presenting “Wildflower,” a play by Lila Rose Kaplan, starting Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Philbin Studio Theatre in DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.Senior film, television and theatre (FTT) major Anthony Murphy, the leader of this student driven project, said the five characters and the honesty of the play were elements that made “Wildflower” stand out amongst a stack of other plays. He said it was this distinctive nature that led to his decision in bringing “Wildflower” to life using the Notre Dame student community.“I think it’s relevant to the Notre Dame community because the play gives a voice to misfits — a sector of people that are crippled by Notre Dame’s homogenous tendencies,” Murphy said.Murphy said he began thinking about the production last spring. The play features the relationship between a mother and son living in Crested Butte.“It’s been a long, yet rewarding road,” he said. “I have a stellar cast and production team who all took ownership of their roles and of the telling of the story. They’ve made my job much easier than it could have been.”Murphy said the benefit of a student-driven production is the community the cast has built, which is evident in the unique blend of professionalism and camaraderie on and off the stage.“We are a team of student artists. We respect each other and our individual work. And when the work is over, we’re friends. It’s an extraordinary experience,” he said.Murphy has been an active member of the arts at Notre Dame, acting in both FTT and Pasquerilla East Musical Company (PEMCO) productions. Prior to ND Theatre NOW’s “Wildflower,” Murphy has also directed “PEMCO’s Revue 2014: Breaking Boundaries” and FTT’s “ND Theatre NOW: Out of Orbit.”Murphy said he believes the arts are an integral part of the fabric of Notre Dame and act as a tool for communicating a message to the audience, both implicitly and explicitly. He said films and plays provide a platform of learning that is different from the usual lectures and PowerPoints students experience in a more formal, academic setting.“The arts provide a platform for a visceral reaction of the audience,” Murphy said. “There’s power on the stage and people can feel that impact.”Murphy said he wants the audience to understand the different perspectives of each character and hopes their final understanding of the show leaves them perplexed. He said the ending will leave many in a state of shock, but that ultimately, the conclusion of the play is up to personal analysis and interpretation.“Confusion causes conversation, and conversation results in consensus. I want the audience to make their own opinion on how the play ended,” Murphy said.“Wildflower” will be running from Oct. 1 through Oct. 11 and tickets can be purchased online on DPAC’s website. Tickets are $7 for students or $15 for regular admission.
Learn two methods of plant propagation on “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves June25 at noon and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting. There is a real science to breeding beautiful orchids. Host Reeves visits Kerry Herndon, an orchid expert in Homestead, Fla., to find out how he breeds some of the most beautiful orchids in the world in his high-tech tissue culture lab. Then Reeves goes low-tech to teach a simple way to multiply hydrangeas using plastic wrap and aluminum foil.”Your Southern Garden,” produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and University of Florida IFAS Extension, is a one-of-a-kind program specifically for the Southeast. The program is made possible by sponsorship from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Clemson Cooperative Extension.Watch “Your Southern Garden” on select public TV stations in Alabama, South Carolina and Florida. Check local listings for details.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Corn Silage and Forage Field Day is set for Thursday, June 15, on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia.The field day will feature presentations from UGA Extension faculty members and will focus on corn silage and forage production in the livestock industry. The day will also include a visit to the UGA Animal and Dairy Science Farm on the UGA Tifton campus.“This is an educational and enlightening field day that will spotlight advancements in forage production,” said John Bernard, UGA Extension animal and dairy scientist. “Whether you’re interested in learning more about pricing forages, fertilization, improving irrigation, or improving the feed value from corn silage, there are topics all producers will be interested in learning more about.”Glen Harris, UGA Extension soils and hydrology specialist, will discuss the importance of adding fertilizer and lime for high yields. He will also share results from a comparison of corn silage versus corn for grain.Wes Porter, UGA Extension irrigation specialist, will speak about irrigation and wastewater applications in silage and forage production systems. He will also demonstrate calibrating irrigation and waste handling systems at the Animal and Dairy Science Farm to end the event at 1:15 p.m.Other faculty members scheduled to present include Mississippi State University Extension agricultural economist and former UGA Extension specialist Curt Lacy and University of Florida livestock nutritionist Luiz Ferraretto.There is no charge to attend the event, which will begin at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Organizers request that participants preregister at attend.com/foragefieldday in order to provide refreshments and lunch. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and a tour of the variety testing plots is scheduled for 8:15 a.m.