The infrastructure company is willing to sweeten its offer if given access to due diligence of the Canadian pipeline operator Brookfield Infrastructure currently holds a 19.65% stake in Inter Pipeline. (Credit: aymane jdidi from Pixabay) Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has offered to acquire full ownership of Canadian pipeline transport company Inter Pipeline (IPL) in a deal valued at CAD13.5bn ($10.65bn).The infrastructure company alongside its institutional partners has made an offer to acquire the remaining shares it did not own previously in the midstream company for CAD16.5 ($13) per share.Currently, Brookfield Infrastructure holds a stake of around 19.65% in Inter Pipeline, which makes it the single largest investor in the latter.Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Inter Pipeline is a major petroleum transportation and natural gas liquids processing business. The company owns and operates energy infrastructure assets in western Canada and is constructing the Heartland Petrochemical Complex, an integrated propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene facility.The offer is aimed at privatising Inter Pipeline, which is a public-listed company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).As per the terms of the offer, Inter Pipeline’s shareholders will have the option to get paid CAD16.5 ($13.01) in cash per share or take 0.206 of a Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation (BIPC) class A exchangeable share for each of the shares held in the pipeline firm.Brookfield Infrastructure said that the offer is fully financed and has a maximum cash consideration of around CAD4.9bn and a maximum number of around 19 million BIPC shares.The company stated: “Brookfield Infrastructure firmly believes that its Offer is in the best interests of all IPL shareholders and that shareholders should have the opportunity to determine what is best for their investment.”Brookfield Infrastructure said that it aims to get access to confirmatory due diligence to support a valuation for the latter above its present offer. In this connection, Brookfield Infrastructure will look to increase the offer in the range of CAD17 ($13.41) and CAD18.25 ($14.39) per share.In late 2020, Inter Pipeline announced a deal to acquire the Milk River pipeline system in Canada from Plains All American Pipeline in an asset swap deal.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has launched a six part training programme for letting agents and landlords. The training expands on its existing courses, which have focused on deposit protection and adjudication workshops.The programme kicks off with the legal issues around setting up a tenancy and the full day course will be led by Solicitor and TDS legal advisor Hilary Crook. The first course starts in March and is available to book now, with future courses being released in the coming months. Commenting on the launch, Steve Harriott, Chief Executive of TDS said; “Customers have really valued our deposit protection training but told us that they want more detail. These courses all tie back to deposit protection, but take a detailed look at key parts of the tenancy life cycle.With such a focus on raising standards in the private rented sector, our training is intended to arm the property professional with the insight and very best practice to stay the right side of the law.”Further dates for the popular TDS Academy Foundation course and adjudication workshop, are also now available. To book, visit https://www.tenancydepositscheme.com/academyTDS wins place in The Sunday Times Best 100 companiesMeanwhile, The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has won 84th place in the coveted Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit companies to work for 2017. The award is judged on workplace engagement, based on the eight factors of workplace engagement: Giving Something Back, My Manager, Leadership, My Company, Personal Growth, My Team, Wellbeing, Fair Deal. Having achieved success last year as a best company ‘one to watch’ the entire team is proud that our efforts to increase engagement has resulted in our successful entry into the top 100 list.Every colleague is aware of the positive attitudes that we aim to develop across the whole company with the aim of making TDS the best tenancy deposit scheme in the UK. As a not-for-profit, we believe strongly in reinvesting in the company, our colleagues, and the wider community.Steve Harriott, Chief Executive, said, “As part of our celebrations, TDS will be holding a party for our colleagues on March 3rd, which is National Best Companies Day. As part of this party, colleagues are planning to donate and bake for a market-style fundraiser for two local charities, and TDS has pledged to match the total amount raised.”tenant deposits TDS tds training Tenancy Deposit Scheme deposits training February 23, 2017Sheila ManchesterWhat’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 2021 Home » News » TDS courses now cover (much) more than just tenancy deposits previous nextRegulation & LawTDS courses now cover (much) more than just tenancy depositsScheme says agents keep asking them for more details about tenancies, so now they can.Sheila Manchester23rd February 20170818 Views
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Students at Hertford College were left with ringing in their ears after a mishap with the college’s fire detection system caused alarms to sound continuously for nearly two hours, disturbing students until after midnight last Sunday.The sirens were first activated at around half past nine on Sunday morning on Hertford’s two residential quads, which house first years and some finalists. Students sheltered from the morning drizzle in staircase porches before being told by porters that the alarm would likely be ringing for up to an hour, awaiting the arrival of an electrician.An email sent to students from the Home Bursar on Sunday morning offered apologies for the disruption and stated, “As you might be able to hear, we’ve suffered a fairly serious issue with the fire detection system on the main site this morning. We are trying to correct it ASAP, but are awaiting specialist engineers.”Florence Kettle, a first year studying English, noted the disastrous timing of the disturbance. She said, “Hertford students put in an excellent showing at the Purple Turtle on Saturday night, and this brutal disturbance of the required Sunday morning recovery period is very serious indeed.”Though the alarms had stopped ringing by mid-morning, students were again forced to vacate their rooms at around quarter past eleven that evening as the electrical error, thought to have been fixed, persisted.A fire engine was spotted outside the college and students also took shelter in the college library or in the nearby King’s Arms as the sirens sounded for a further hour. There were reports of students attempting to sleep in corridors to escape the noise of the powerful alarms installed in their bedrooms.Another fresher, who did not wish to be named, expressed despair as the fiasco disrupted his meticulous study regime, complaining, “When are we supposed to write our vacation essays if Hertford sounds like it’s preparing for a nuclear apocalypse all night on Sunday of 0th week? It’s outrageous.”A spokesperson for Hertford College told Cherwell, “The college has systematically updated its fire detection systems over the past few years, across both its residential and non-residential portfolio. With over 500 bedrooms, and in excess of 600 fire detectors, we have occasional failures, and they are usually addressed quickly. Such repairs take longer outside of ordinary working hours, as I’m sure you can imagine.”
The iconic Oxford dodo – the world’s best-preserved specimen of the extinct bird – died after being shot in the head, researchers using a new form of CT scanning revealed.Analysis of the particles lodged in the dodo’s head and neck show them to be lead shot pellets, the sort used to hunt wildfowl during the 17th century.Source: Warwick University/Oxford University Museum of Natural HistoryThe findings, reached through a collaboration between the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and WMG at the University of Warwick, challenge a long-standing consensus that the renowned specimen lived out its life as a show bird in London before arriving in Oxford in 1683 as part of the Tradescant collection.In 1638, the writer Sir Hamon L’Estrange recorded a building in London where visitors could pay to see a dodo.Dodos, native to the island of Mauritius, became extinct in the 17th century following the arrival of sailors and the animals that accompanied them.Professor Paul Smith, director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and a member of the research team that carried out the scanning, told the Guardian: “Not many dodos made it from Mauritius live to Europe, so the natural assumption was that the dodo that you could pay to see in 1638 had died by 1656 and was in the collection of John Tradescant, and then came to Oxford.“We thought we knew the history quite well, that is the reason why it was a bit of a surprise when we put the specimen in a CT scanner.“In a way it raises more mysteries… If it was the bird that was in London in 1638, why would anyone just shoot a dodo in London?“And if it was [shot] in Mauritius, which is I suppose marginally more likely, there is a really serious question about how it was preserved and transported back, because they didn’t have many of the techniques that we use in the modern day to preserve soft tissues – and we know it came back with its feathers and its skin intact.”Source: Warwick University/Oxford University Museum of Natural HistoryThe Oxford dodo is the only specimen which contains soft tissue, making it an invaluable resource for DNA studies.The research team hopes to conduct further research on the shot, using chemical analysis to deduce where the lead came from.
A developer has a green light to tear down the long-vacant Palermo’s Family Market at Fourth Street and Asbury Avenue, and he said he will begin work “as soon as possible.”Mick Duncan, owner of Duncan Homes at the Shore and Surfside Construction, won Planning Board approval in May to replace the abandoned supermarket with seven duplexes.A citizen group, Ocean City Smart Growth, had threatened to file an appeal of the Planning Board decision in Cape May County Superior Court. But cofounder Phyllis Coletta said last week that the group never did. The 45-day appeal period has now passed.An architect’s drawing of proposed residential duplexes on the 400 block of Asbury Avenue in Ocean City at the site of the vacant Palermo’s Family Market.City regulations typically prevent demolition work during the summer, but Duncan learned on Thursday that the city will make an exception.Ocean City Business Administrator Jim Mallon said that in certain cases involving public safety and public nuisance, the city has granted permission for summer demolitions.In this case, some neighbors had objected to the plan allowing the construction of seven duplexes on the property, but none opposed seeing the eyesore removed.Duncan has agreed to demolish the dilapidated supermarket and upper-floor residences, and to pay $325,000 for the cleanup of an oil spill covering the first three lots of the property and a neighboring property (from tanks that already have been removed).He said he does not yet have an exact day for the start of work, but he anticipates demolition starting soon. Remediation of the oil spill will begin after the demolition, and construction will not begin until the fall.“I’m trying to be conscious of the neighborhood,” he said.Ocean City Director of Community Operations Roger McLarnon said the city will require proof of full extermination of rodents and pests before work can begin. He said dust-control measures will be enforced with water required to be on site. The city anticipates the work can be completed within a couple days, he said. Crews would be required to follow regulations that set hours for demolition and construction work.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free Ocean City newsletter“Like” us on Facebook__________Duncan’s plans for the site include seven duplexes with each individual unit including three bedrooms and about 1,200 square feet of living space.Each unit will have two spaces for off-street parking, one in a garage and one in a driveway off the rear alley. Because an existing building that is not part of the Palermo property takes up a small part of the corner lot, Duncan received a variance to build the corner duplex on a 40-by-80-foot lot (the other lots are 100 feet deep). The corner unit has its garage in the front with a new curb cut to Asbury Avenue in his plan.But because about more than 90 feet of existing curb cut from the existing supermarket would be eliminated, two on-street parking spaces are expected to be added.All the units conform with an existing zone for residential duplexes with 30-foot frontages (R2-30) that was approved in August 2014.The plans showed a variety of designs for the front and rear facades.Duncan told neighbors in the spring that he does not yet have a listing price for the new units, but he said he’s been told that sales of comparable duplex units fall in the $400,000 to $420,000 range.“I want it gone,” John Moeller, a resident of the 400 block of Asbury Avenue, said at a neighborhood meeting in the spring about plans for the property. He said he routinely cleans up nails and debris that fall from the deteriorating building.Michael McSweeney, whose Central Avenue property backs up to the Palermo tract, said the abandoned structures are home to raccoons, opossums and other “vermin” the size of small dogs.The business has been closed since 2009 and listed for sale since 2011.Duncan said he anticipates the new homes could be complete in spring 2016.Read more:Seven Duplexes on Palermo’s Property Get Green LightDeveloper Shows Plans for Palermo’s Market Property The Palermo’s Family Market, a former Thriftway, has been closed since 2009. at the corner of Fourth Street and Asbury Avenue in Ocean City.
Greggs has launched its hot dog product into 1,700 shops, after New Yorkers approved the recipe. The bakery giant will be serving the pork sausage on a sub roll.To test out the products, the hotdogs were taken to New York City in a branded food cart.Malcolm Copland, commercial director of Greggs said: “Our product development team has been working hard to perfect the hot dog recipe. To ensure the product was 100% authentic, we decided to give it the ultimate test by giving street food-loving New Yorkers, who know their hot dogs better than anyone, the opportunity to be the first to taste-test them.“The feedback was outstanding. New Yorkers seem to love our version of the iconic on-the-go snack and we can’t wait for the UK public to have their first taste too.”New Yorker Curio Curtis said: “I’ve been eating hot dogs for years and I can honestly say Greggs has nailed it. I would love for them to open a shop here in Manhattan selling hot dogs and some of their pasties I have heard so much about.”The bakery will be promoting the launch on social media with a competition, encouraging selfies with the product.
Source: William ReedNigel Barden, chair of judges at the Farm Shop & Deli AwardsLovingly Artisan Bakery, Ginger Bakers and Seasons Bakery are among those shortlisted for the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2021.Mayfield Farm Bakery, Messy Buns, Haddie & Trilby and Ashborn Bakehouse have also been selected as part of the shortlist which represents retailers across East Anglia, Midlands, Northern Ireland, North West, South East, South West, Scotland and Wales. A full list of shortlisted entrants can be viewed here.The winners of the awards, which received 153 entries, will be revealed at 3pm on 5 July at the Farm Shop & Deli Show, which takes place at NEC Birmingham.Run in partnership with British Baker’s sister title The Grocer, the awards will celebrate specialist retailers from across the UK in recognition of their ‘courageous commitment’ shown to their customers, community, staff, and suppliers this year.Entries are now being evaluated by an expert judging panel led by broadcaster and journalist Nigel Barden. He will help determine the Commended Retailers and Best in the Region Winners.Barden is joined on the panel by food writer and co-chair Elaine Lemm, as well as British Baker editor Amy North; fresh foods reporter at The Grocer Henry Sandercock; and, branch manager for Paxton & Whitfield Jermyn Street, London, Hero Hirsh. Head of trading and marketing for Booths John Gill and head of consultancy business Delicious Planet Victoria Robertshaw also make up the panel. The judges also include previous Retailer of the Year winners.The Farm Shop & Deli Show is just one of the six UK Food & Drink Shows taking place at the NEC that week. The others are: Food & Drink Expo, National Convenience Show, The Forecourt Show, Foodex and The Ingredients Show.Visitors can now register via the Farm Shop & Deli Show website to receive a free badge.
With the controversial HB-2 bill passed into North Carolina law, musicians everywhere are taking a stand against the state’s discriminatory tactics. Major artists like Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam have already canceled concerts in the state, while others like Mumford & Sons have announced plans to donate funds from NC performances to local LGBTQ organizations.Today, Father John Misty adds his name to those speaking out against this injustice. Misty spoke with Rolling Stone about his scheduled April 27th show at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC, calling the new law “obviously bullshit” in the interview.“The bill is obviously bullshit,” he said. “[If] I thought playing a show for my fans in North Carolina was in any way some tacit endorsement of this fearful, petty, ignorant nonsense, I wouldn’t. I also play states that have oppressive drug laws designed to imprison the disenfranchised, rig elections, deny women their dignity, defend the reckless and insane practice of selling guns and sustain a permanent underclass with hypocritical, opportunist readings of archaic documents written by land-stealers who never intended political privilege to extend past their buddies.”He continued, saying, “These are obviously all huge systemic problems, nut for me, this show represents a start in investing in the plight of other Americans.”Instead of cancelling his show, Father John Misty has announced plans to donate funds to Time Out Youth, a LGBT support center based out of Charlotte. You can read more about this group and donate to them, here.[Via Rolling Stone]
Last summer I met Tom, a bright-eyed and talkative 12-year-old who had an opinion about simply everything. He loved Michael Jackson and would frequently hijack my laptop to watch his music videos, singing along and enraptured with M.J.’s performance. Our communication was a mixture of simple Mandarin and flailing hand gestures and charades, since he did not speak English, and my Mandarin was limited. Throughout the summer, though, we were able to learn from one another (my Mandarin improved, and he picked up English idioms, his favorite being “bird brain”). Tom was a “regular” energetic boy. Unlike most, though, he was growing up in an orphanage.As a freshman, I became involved with Harvard China Care, a student group that works to improve the lives of Chinese orphans one child at a time. After working toward this mission domestically for a year through fundraising, I had the opportunity to go to one of the orphanages and actually interact with the children I was trying to help.I spent two months living and working at an orphanage in Luoyang, China. I arrived with only a year’s training in Mandarin under my belt, unsure of what to expect. I had never traveled alone before, and I did not even particularly like playing with kids. Accordingly, I was shocked at how easy it was to connect with the children, and how quickly I found myself growing attached to them.My stay at the orphanage was a string of moments that reaffirmed my commitment to helping these children, all of whom had distinct personalities. Some were spunky, others were more reserved; some were athletic, others more intellectual; some were mischievous, others conscientious.I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the children were hopeful about their futures. One little boy wrote to us, “My name is Shanghua, and my greatest wish is for a kind, loving American family to adopt me.”While most of the children looked forward to bright futures, others realized they might not be as fortunate. Many of them were abandoned because of disabilities and health problems. Jane, who was in her late teenage years and had only one arm, read me a story she wrote about a sheepdog that took a herd of sheep out to pasture. When one of them fell into a ditch, the dog left it because the dog had to take care of all the other sheep. But later when he fell into a hole and the sheep helped save him, he realized that every life is important. Jane told me she came up with this story after she saw two men abandon a baby at the orphanage.In spite of solemn moments like this one, at the end of the day the children were still just children. Jane would ask for advice about what to say to a boy she had a crush on. Tom, always vigilant against mushy moments, would cover his eyes during love scenes of movies. Although the children are orphans, that is not all they are, and most of them did not let that label define their identities.There is one moment I always find myself reflecting upon. During a typical hot and muggy day at the orphanage, a girl named Susan saw my laptop and asked if we could use it together. I ended up acting as a translator while she sat on my lap and video-chatted with one of my friends. Eventually, she lost interest in talking to my friend and refocused her attention on me. She turned to me and said, “Wo ai ni” (“I love you”), and kissed me on the cheek. Not a minute later, she turned back to the laptop and told my friend that he was handsome but looked like a monkey.Moments like these, however brief, are what have stayed with me. They remind me that my actions can have an impact, however small it may ultimately prove. Having glimpsed the interplay between social policy and health, my experience at the orphanage inspired me to pursue public health policy academically upon returning to Harvard.To learn more about Harvard China Care or to make a donation.