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PETRONAS enters Myanmar’s gas market with first LNG cargo delivery

first_img PETRONAS is also working with CNTIC VPower for further deliveries. (Credit: Pixabay/Raw2Jpeg) PETRONAS through its subsidiary, PETRONAS LNG Ltd. (PLL), recently completed its maiden delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Yangon, Myanmar, with two LNG cargoes delivered in May and June 2020. The delivery of the two LNG cargoes is part of a Master Sale and Purchase Agreement between PLL and CNTIC VPower that was signed in early 2020.As part of the agreement, the LNG cargoes were sold on Free-On-Board (FOB) basis, amounting to a total LNG volume of 190,000 cubic metres. Both LNG cargoes were loaded at PETRONAS LNG Complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, and were delivered on 7 May 2020, onboard the CNTIC VPower Global, and on 3 June 2020, onboard the Golar Kelvin.Commenting on PETRONAS’ successful entry into the Myanmar gas market, PLL’s Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Aziz Othman said: “The two LNG cargoes that were successfully delivered to CNTIC VPower marks a new era in the growth of LNG demand in the South East Asian region. With Myanmar as the latest nation to adopt LNG as a form of cleaner energy, PETRONAS looks forward to being a long-term partner and supplier, leveraging on our world-class reliability, as well as innovative and customer-centric solutions.”Through PETRONAS’ integrated value chain solutions, PETRONAS facilitated the delivery of the cargoes by granting conditional acceptance to CNTIC VPower Global vessel in allowing for the very first multilobe tank comprising two cylindrical tank sections, or better known as Bilobe type LNG vessel, to dock at the Bintulu terminal where cooling-down services were also provided. This was achieved by PETRONAS’ focus on customer-centricity, which enables the Company to adapt to unique requirements and fulfil customers’ cleaner energy demands.In addition to the first two LNG cargoes, PETRONAS is also working with CNTIC VPower for further deliveries that will strengthen the relationship between both companies, which will facilitate the growth of their foothold in Myanmar’s fast-growing gas industry. Source: Company Press Release Both LNG cargoes were loaded at PETRONAS LNG Complex in Bintulu, Sarawaklast_img read more

Allied Mills gets back to business in British market

first_imgAllied Mills is returning to the commercial market in Great Britain after a three-year gap, which followed the sale of six of its nine milling sites to ADM Milling.Allied divested the milling sites in February 2003. Since then, it has concentrated on milling for parent firm Associated British Foods’ (ABF) brands in Great Britain, although it still supplied customers in Ireland from its Neill’s mill in Belfast. An agreement with ADM to stay out of the commercial market in Great Britain ended this month, and Allied now plans to target new customers as well as service its existing business. Speaking exclusively to British Baker, group commercial manager Nick Donovan said the new Allied Mills wants to differentiate itself by offering innovative solutions, high-quality products and producing to customers needs. He commented: “We have invested in innovation over the last few years and we are very forward-thinking. Our competitors are very good. We have been out of market for three years and we know we need to prove that we have something more to offer.”Over the last three years, Allied has focused on re-engineering its business, and becoming a “21st-century organisation”, he said. It has invested heavily in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and is using cutting-edge technology to communicate with and service customers. For example, it has installed silo telemetry on bulk silos, which monitor stock movements, so customers do not need to re-order when they are running low. And Allied is using web portals to communicate with customers, so they are able to log on and view statements, orders, proofs of delivery and certificates of conformance. Plants and processes have also been upgraded – for example, with debranning technology.Its milling sites in Manchester and Tilbury – comprising a total of four mills – will now service commercial customers as well as existing ABF trade.last_img read more

Press release: Minister for Asia praises successful Thai caves rescue mission

first_imgFor journalists Further information Follow Foreign Office Minister Mark Field @MarkFieldUK Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn I am delighted and relieved to hear that the boys, the coach, and the rescue divers have all emerged in safety from the Tham Luang caves in Northern Thailand. We wish everyone involved a swift recovery in the coming days. This rescue operation has been an uplifting example of intense bravery and exemplary skill. The volunteers of the British Cave Rescue Council have played a crucial role, under the careful and focused leadership of the Thai authorities. Their courage is only matched by their modesty and dedication to do their best to help those in danger. It is also a time for quiet reflection on the tragic loss of Petty Officer First Class Saman Gunan in the course of the rescue operation. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Commenting on the news, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, the Rt Hon Mark Field MP, said: Media enquiries Email [email protected]last_img read more

Food-to-go outlets slammed for unhealthy breakfasts

first_imgHigh street food-to-go operators including Greggs, Starbucks, Costa, Pret and Caffè Nero have been slammed for selling unhealthy breakfast lines in a new survey.The survey, on the website www.treated.com, looks at the products from 11 high street brands with the highest calories, highest salt content, highest sugar and highest saturated fat content. The nutritional data was gathered from operators’ own websites on September 7 by treated.com’s Dr Wayne Osborne, a GP.Wetherspoons was found to offer the highest calorie breakfast, with its full English coming in at 1,531 calories. That compared with Gregg’s bacon & sausage baguette at number 5 with 617 calories. Burger King was in 6th place and Costa Coffee’s all-day breakfast bloomer toastie was in 7th place at 564 calories.Wetherspoons also topped the list for salt content, with its large breakfast offering an 18.3g dose of salt, more than three times an adult’s referenced intake (RI) of 6g (2.4g sodium).Gregg’s bacon and sausage baguette was in fifth place with 4.5g, followed by Pret’s bacon & egg  brioche at 4.3g.Harvester’s Belgian waffles dish with all the trimmings topped the list for sugar content, with 77.4 grams of sugar. Wetherspoons clocked in at second with its Moma! Porridge with banana and honey. Starbucks’ lemon poppyseed muffin had 42.8g, which put it in fifth place, followed by Costa, Pret, Gregg Eat and Caffè Nero, which was selling a triple chocolate muffin with 34.9g of sugar at breakfast.The daily RI of total sugars for an adult is 90g.The final list in the survey looked at saturated fat content of breakfast items, with Wetherspoons again topping the list. Harvester was second, with Wimpy’s All-Day Breakfast third.Starbucks’ cheddar & mushroom croissant was in fourth place with 16g, followed by croissants and brioche options from the other operators.Dr Osbourne commented: “Although they rank from 4th place onwards, five of the 11 dishes featured are croissants, no doubt due to the amount of butter used in their preparation. However, many may be surprised to learn that croissants can contain more saturated fat than those traditional breakfast dishes we might often see as being more fatty, such as the bacon sandwich.”He said that although operators do also offer healthier choices, consumers should be cautious in making choices when eating out at breakfast.He said: “We would suggest that it’s ultimately more beneficial to eat breakfast out in moderation; to prepare your own food at home wherever possible, utilising a range of fresh produce, and only rely on eating breakfast out as an occasional treat.”last_img read more

‘Spotify Singles: Nashville’ Playlist Features Live Performances From John Prine, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, More

first_imgArtists and digital music naysayers can claim what they want, but the world is a better place with Spotify in it. On Sunday, the popular digital streaming platform shared 55 recordings as a special Nashville edition of its “Spotify Singles” series, which typically hears artists performing live versions of their own songs, as well as fun notable covers.Of the dozens of artists who shared live recordings to the country-based playlist, some of the bigger names who partook in the fun included Luke Combs, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, John Prine, Jason Isbell, and many more.Related: Watch The First Trailer For Forthcoming Ken Burns ‘Country Music’ DocumentarySome of the notable covers which were mixed into the playlist over the weekend include Swift’s rendition of “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire; Kane Brown performing “Versace on the Floor” by Bruno Mars; Caitlyn Smith performing “You Make Me Feel Like (a Natural Woman)” originally sung by Aretha Franklin; Dan + Shay performing “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga; and Russell Dickerson performing “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson; and the recent recording of John Prine teaming up the Secret Sisters to perform “I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder, just to name a few. Fans can comb through the playlist below to hear all of the recent performances added to the playlist on Sunday.Spotify Singles: Nashville PlaylistSpeaking of country music, it was recently announced that some of Nashville’s biggest hitmakers including Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Jack White, Margo Price, and many more will gather at Bridgestone Arena on April 1st to celebrate the birthday of Loretta Lynn, who turns 87 years young on April 14th. Tickets for the event are currently on sale, and can be purchased here.last_img read more

Harvard’s 20/20/2000 affordable housing initiative helped build, renovate 4,350 units in Boston and Cambridge

first_imgOver the past decade, Harvard University has helped to build and renovate 4,350 units of affordable housing in Boston and Cambridge by investing $20 million in low-interest loans through the Harvard 20/20/2000 initiative. Through it, Harvard has helped to fund about 17 percent of the affordable housing units built or renovated in Cambridge and Boston since 2000.“Supporting the supply of affordable housing in Cambridge and Boston is just one of the many ways that Harvard is working to improve our local communities,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “We are pleased to join with the leadership of both cities on the 20/20/2000 initiative, which has helped to finance nearly one out of every six units built in Cambridge and Boston and provided many local working families with homes.”Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who attended the ribbon cutting of the Doña Betsaida Gutiérrez Housing Cooperative on Oct. 30, said: “Quality, affordable housing means so much to families across the city, and the 20/20/2000 program demonstrates the value of the creative and productive partnerships that enable such progress.” Menino has been a champion of affordable housing throughout his 17 years as mayor.The housing cooperative is the latest phase of the Blessed Sacrament development in Jamaica Plain, one of the largest recipients of 20/20/2000 funding in Boston. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and development partner New Atlantic Development Corporation have received a total of $1.3 million in 20/20/2000 loans through both Boston Community Capital and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to support site acquisition as well as construction financing for phase 1.The Harvard 20/20/2000 initiative is a capital fund of $20 million, over 20 years, provided at a 2 percent interest rate. Launched in 2000, it has supported 120 local housing projects to date.Boston Community Capital, the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation have used revolving low-interest loans to make possible nearly $37 million in financing for acquisition, predevelopment, and construction financing. The projects include affordable apartments, first-time homebuyer condominiums, homeless shelters, cooperative housing, assisted living for low-income seniors, and live/work space for artists.Harvard 20/20/2000 was created in response to a growing need for affordable housing following the end of rent control in the 1990s, during which Boston and Cambridge witnessed skyrocketing housing costs while federal and state resources declined. Leaders in Boston and Cambridge made increasing the supply of affordable housing a priority, and Harvard responded with the initiative that included $10 million of low-interest loans to nonprofit housing agencies in each city, coupled with $1 million in direct grants to local agencies to explore innovative approaches to developing affordable housing.“We are grateful for this critical and timely investment,” said Phil Giffee, executive director of the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), whose agency used Harvard’s innovative 20/20/2000 resources to help build an attractive, 14-unit, first-time homebuyer project overlooking the inner harbor in East Boston. “The low-interest Harvard funds were essential to leveraging the $4.8 million in project funding,” added Giffee.The 14 families in the NOAH development today are among 665 who became new homeowners through projects funded in part by 20/20/2000.The Cambridge-based community development organization Just-a-Start tapped the 20/20/2000 initiative for $8.4 million in low-interest loans, which helped to fund the creation and renovation of 100 units in 10 Just-a-Start housing projects. “The 20/20/2000 funds we received were an immensely valuable resource,” said Gordon Gottsche, Just-a-Start’s executive director. “Funds like these are impossible to find, and in many cases are the critical element that can make projects like these possible.”To view an interactive map with all 120 development projects that have received 20/20/2000 funding in Boston and Cambridge.last_img read more

Google’s Richard Gingras encourages innovation in media outlets

first_imgGoogle’s head of news and social products Richard Gingras spoke to the Shorenstein Center about the evolution of the news ecosystem, and how media institutions can stay relevant in a changing technological landscape.Gingras, who describes himself not as a journalist, but as a “technologist,” reflected on why the news industry has experienced such changes in the past decade. “In our consumption of news, our whole approaches to discovery of news have changed dramatically,” he said, “and this has had a huge impact on the nature of media and news products and their intended business models.” The Internet has developed in such a way that “everything has changed,” not only the news itself but the way in which users approach and consume it.Gingras prefers not to think of the future of journalism as a “transition” – a “dirty word,” he says – but as a chance for innovation, a blank canvas, without the “baggage of the past.” Trying to make old products work in a new and quickly changing environment, he said, only leads to “incremental decision making…and compromise,” while competitors are creating new products from scratch that better fit the emerging media landscape. “Media companies who survived the disruption tended to do so because they acquired new players who were effective in the new environment,” he said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Memorial gathering for HLS Professor Detlev Vagts (1929–2013)

first_imgA memorial gathering to celebrate the life and work of Professor Detlev Frederick Vagts ’51 will be held on Wednesday, November 13, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wasserstein Caspersen Clinical Building, 2019 Milstein West, Harvard Law School. A reception will follow. All are welcome.Vagts, a renowned scholar of international law at Harvard Law School and one of the world’s foremost experts on transnational business problems and the laws affecting international commerce, died Aug. 20.Vagts’ career at Harvard Law School spanned more than 50 years. He joined the HLS faculty as an assistant professor in 1959 and received tenure in 1962. He was named the Bemis Professor of International Law in 1984. During his tenure at Harvard, he ran the joint J.D./M.B.A. degree program from its inception in 1969 until 2005.In a message to the HLS community earlier today, Dean Martha Minow said: “We will always remember Det’s contributions to the worlds of public international law, international (and transnational) business transactions, corporate law, comparative lawyering, and legal ethics; his leadership of the Law and Business joint degree program, and his kindness to colleagues and students over the past 50 years. We have lost a friend and colleague who made a real difference in the world.”Read a full obituary on the HLS website and an appreciation of Vagts on the Human Rights Program blog.last_img read more

Students, fans travel to Boston for Shamrock Series

first_imgEmily McConville | The Observer A group of students cheer on the Irish against Purdue in the Shamrock Series at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 13, 2014.Because Fenway Park is a smaller venue, there weren’t as many student tickets available this year, and students who did receive a ticket in the lottery were all the more excited.“I’m a huge Boston sports fan, so being able to go watch Notre Dame play in Fenway Park is going to be awesome,” sophomore Kate Davin said. “As I found out last year that the game was going to be against BC in Fenway I was like, ‘Wow, I’d love to go to that,’ but I didn’t think I’d be able to get tickets. … So [when I did] I was really excited, and I didn’t shut up about it for a couple days. I just love Boston, it’s my favorite city, and so I’m really excited to be able to go back and be in Fenway, see my family and stuff. So just the whole experience, the atmosphere is going to be great.”Doran also said he’s excited about the atmosphere in Boston.“It’s a great sports town; they have a ton of passion for their teams, and I think that’s obvious for anyone who’s ever even been to the city,” he said. “The city is going to be insane, and I can’t wait. The atmosphere in the city is going to be buzzing.”In addition to the football game itself, the Shamrock Series includes several other academic and service events, such as a reimagining of the Boston Massacre trial by Notre Dame and Boston College law students on Thursday night, a Welcome to Boston party and the Alumni Association service project held at Fenway Park on Friday afternoon.“When the University decided to create this idea of taking our team on the road as a home game — the Shamrock Series — [University President] Fr. John Jenkins said, ‘If we’re going to do this, we’re going to take all of ND with us, not just the athletics side of our University.’ The motto is, ‘How do we leave Boston a little bit better, a little bit brighter, a little more cared for, because that’s who Notre Dame is,’” Angie Appleby Purcell, the Alumni Association’s Spirituality Program director, said. “The Shamrock Series has always been a very integrated type of weekend, so that really, by the time you hit the football game so much has happened that reflects the University’s larger mission academically, spiritually, in terms of service and care for others.”According to the Notre Dame Game Day website, the service project was originally limited to the first 85 volunteers, but because of the high interest in the event, Appleby Purcell said that number has been raised to 140 volunteers with a wait list of about 40 more people.“I am not at all surprised that we have this wonderful situation because our alumni, and our parents and fans very much want to serve, they want to make a difference in the world,” Appleby Purcell said. “I’m always humbled and just so proud that our community has priorities in terms of giving of their time and talent to serve others who are in need.”The final event before the tailgating begins is a Mass presided over by Jenkins on Saturday morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.“This is the heart of the University in terms of who we are as a Catholic University and our spiritual life,” Appleby Purcell said. “The mass is just another appropriate way in which we come together as a community, a community of faith to pray and to worship.”Appleby Purcell said between the game itself and the activities surrounding it, there is something for every member of the Notre Dame family to enjoy.“We could just look at this as a football game, but at the end of the day, what’s important to the University is that we come, that we share who we are and we offer our resources — whether that be academic and intellectual resources, spiritual resources, labor resources to help others and to make people feel welcome wherever we go,” she said. “It’s not just about the football, although that’s fun and part of it, but it’s more for us as a University, and we want to make sure it’s experienced by everyone.”Tags: Alumni Association, Game Day, Shamrock Series Notre Dame students, alumni and fans will be shipping up to Boston this weekend for the 2015 Shamrock Series.The No. 4 Fighting Irish will take on Boston College on Saturday at Fenway Park in Boston in the seventh annual Shamrock Series game. Senior leprechaun John Doran said the series is a great opportunity for fans who might not be able to make it to South Bend to see a Notre Dame football game.“I think the Shamrock Series does a good job of getting the people that maybe can’t get out to Notre Dame but are huge Notre Dame fans,” Doran said. “We’ll bring it to them. There are thousands of Notre Dame fans in the northeast, so being able to have a Notre Dame game there — when there’s more tickets available than the 5,000 we would get if we played at Syracuse or if we played at BC — it’s pretty nice to be able to fill up a stadium with that and give people more access.”last_img read more

Matthew Broderick Explains Why Annaleigh Ashford Is a ‘Method Dog’

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Matthew Broderick is currently headlining Sylvia on Broadway and he recently stopped by the ladies of The View to discuss appearing in A.R. Gurney’s play. It’s a show that the Tony winner was ultra familiar with—his wife Sarah Jessica Parker originated the title role of an exceptionally engaging canine off-Broadway in 1995: “I saw the play a million times back then.” Broderick also revealed that the Sylvia this time round, Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford, was taking the role very seriously, leading the panel to conclude that she was a “method dog.” Check out the interview below and then the production at Broadway’s Cort Theatre. Sylvia Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more