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  • HR driving performance with pre-season tune-up

    first_img“It is not just the cars that need preparing for theseason, it’s essential that the whole race team is focused on the same goal andis fully formed ahead of the first Grands Prix in Melbourne,” saidMarsden. Comments are closed. Activities were designed to bring the two cultures togetherand included an assembly exercise and an opinion poll to gauge team morale. HR driving performance with pre-season tune-upOn 25 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today The HR director at Formula One racing outfit BAR organised aSpanish pre-season tune-up for the team to ensure they hit the track at fullspeed.center_img Previous Article Next Article John Marsden said the 70-strong team (including driverJenson Button, pictured) and 25 engineers from engine supplier Honda, attendeda team-building event by specialist coaching firm Performance First Limited inValencia to ensure that British and Japanese members of the team bonded andperformed to their maximum potential. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

  • Diversity and species distribution of polychaetes, isopods and bivalves in the Atlantic sector of the deep Southern Ocean

    first_imgWe examined deep-sea benthic data on polychaetes, isopods and bivalves from the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Samples were taken during the expeditions EASIZ II (1998), ANDEEP I and II (2002) (depth: 742–6,348 m). The range between sites varies from 3 to 1,900 km. Polychaetes (175 species in total) and isopods (383 species) had a high proportion of species restricted to one or two sites (72 and 70%, respectively). Bivalves (46 species) had a higher proportion of species represented at more sites. Beta diversity (Whittaker and Jaccard) was higher for polychaetes and isopods than for bivalves. The impact of depth on species richness was not consistent among groups; polychaetes showed a negative relationship to depth, isopods displayed highest richness in the middle depth range (2,000–4,000 m), whereas bivalves showed no clear relationship to depth. Species richness was not related to latitude (58–74°S) or longitude (22–60°W) for any group.last_img read more

  • Principal Solar, INC. to acquire Zona Energy

    first_img Principal Solar, INC. to acquire Zona Energy. Photo: courtesy of skeeze from Pixabay. PRINCIPAL SOLAR, INC. (OTCPINK: PSWW) the “Company” or “PSWW” today announced that it has signed a binding term sheet to acquire Dallas-based Zona Energy, Inc. in a reverse triangular merger transaction, subject to FINRA approval, targeted to close in the 4th quarter of 2019 or early 2020.The binding term sheet, which is subject to the execution of a definitive agreement, shareholder approval, and FINRA approval, outlines many conditions to closing including: amendment of the PSWW Certificate of Incorporation to increase authorized shares to 300,000,000 with 2,000,000 shares designated as preferred and 298,000,000 designated as common; the execution by PSWW of a purchase and sale agreement with an affiliate of Zona Energy, Inc. for the purchase of various oil and gas working interests in approximately 15,000-20,000 acres surrounding the current Zona acreage position to create a large contiguous Zona block of 20,000 to 25,000 acres with a targeted closing prior to December 31, 2019; a name change of PSWW, symbol change, and new CUSIP number; amendment by PSWW of its certificate of incorporation to provide for a reverse split of 10 to 1; and the filing by PSWW of appropriate articles of merger between its newly formed subsidiary and Zona Energy, Inc. whereby Zona becomes a wholly owned sub of PSWW.  As a result of the merger, and post-reverse split, current Zona shareholders will receive 1 share of PSWW for each share of Zona held.  No assurances can be provided that the merger transaction and the accompanying conditions will be completed or close timely.The following information was provided by Zona Energy, Inc. and is based on representations of the management of Zona Energy, Inc.: Zona Energy, Inc. is focused on a generational opportunity in the independent oil and natural gas industry in the Permian Basin in West Texas. This basin, which is one of the major producing basins in the United States and the World, is characterized by an extensive production history, a favorable operating environment, mature infrastructure, long reserve life, multiple producing horizons, enhanced recovery potential and many operators.  Zona began operations in April 2018 with the acquisition of various oil and gas working interests in 3,915 net acres in the Delaware Basin of the Permian Basin in Pecos County, Texas. Zona has a zero-debt corporate philosophy and has internally financed its operations to date.  Zona functions as a lease-bank and sees debt-free acreage positions and data aggregation relating to such positions as capital to be deployed.  Zona controls its acreage positions with a cost basis it believes to be lower than any other oil and gas company. It avoids the risks implicit in the exploration, production, transportation, refining and marketing of hydrocarbons by monetizing the acreage by acting as a lease bank.  Zona does not engage in traditional energy exploration activities, is not a producer of hydrocarbons, is not an operator of hydrocarbon producing properties, is not a transporter of hydrocarbons, is not a marketer of hydrocarbons, nor is it a refiner of hydrocarbons.The Zona business model is to sell working interests in leasehold positions at significant profits through Zona provided seller-financing to unrelated companies or limited partnerships controlled by reputable operators who otherwise would not have access to prime acreage positions and who have expertise and experience with different formations and drilling environments in the Zona acreage positions.  These third parties fund the drilling of wells.  Zona tailors the seller financing to these companies or partnerships in such a manner as to ensure their investors’ return of capital, while entitling Zona to earn substantial revenue from gains on acreage sales, interest income, loan fee income, and revenue share in the form of profit participation in each well drilled, for the life of the well.  Zona does not carry the income statement burden and expense of drilling and production nor the balance sheet debt seen by typical exploration companies.  Zona does not require large staff to conduct their business, and instead outsources most, if not all services they require.PSWW was originally created as a solar power company to build and operate utility-scale projects. Source: Company Press Release Zona Energy, Inc. is focused on a generational opportunity in the independent oil and natural gas industry in the Permian Basin in West Texaslast_img read more

  • Dominic Raab quits as housing minister after seven months in role to become Brexit secretary

    first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Dominic Raab quits as housing minister after seven months in role to become Brexit secretary previous nextHousing MarketDominic Raab quits as housing minister after seven months in role to become Brexit secretaryProminent anti-EU and Brexiteer bruiser has followed a predictable political path into and out of the property sector – a short one.Nigel Lewis9th July 201802,290 Views Housing minister Dominic Raab is the latest short-lived incumbent in the role at the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government after he today replaced David Davis as Brexit secretary.Raab, who joined the DHCLG barely seven months ago in January this year, is a prominent and combative Brexiteer unafraid to criticise those who displease him in public.He is also a contentious but pragmatic choice for Theresa May. Michael Gove (left), who is another key Brexiteer within the Conservative party, had been tipped to replace Davis.44-year-old Raab’s most memorable contributions to the housing sector have been a few speeches and a claim earlier this year that immigration has helped increase house prices by 20% over the past 25 years, a claim his own ministry later distanced itself from.Raab’s remit at the DHCLG was a wide one, but a lot of his effort and time has been spent concentrating on managing the Grenfell Tower recovery programme and reforming the social housing sector.His opening remarks at last week’s Chartered Institute of Housing conference in London began with a joke that now seems prophetic, if not altogether not amusing for estate agents weary of the housing minister revolving door.“We seem to get through ministers almost as quickly as England get through football managers, although the current one is not doing too badly,” he quipped.No doubt civil servants were hoping that Raab was going to stick around – his boss Sajid Javid only left ten weeks ago to take up the reins as Home Secretary.“Housing has become the poor relation in British politics, a ministerial post that should have a well-oiled revolving door attached to the position,” says Russell Quirk, CEO of Emoov (below).“We are in the midst of a housing crisis – a deficit of 100,000 new homes each year and acute unaffordability, whereby first-time buyers will soon celebrate their 40th birthday before being able to buy a home.“We need consistency in the Government where the housing brief is concerned and it must be a proper cabinet position, not a junior role relegated to the corridors of Whitehall.”Brexit david davis dominic raab July 9, 2018Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

  • UK, US Navies Join in Pirate Role Play

    first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Indian Ocean Authorities View post tag: IMCMEX Royal Navy Sailors and Marines practised taking down pirates in the Indian Ocean.Plymouth-based HMS Bulwark and Portsmouth-based HM Ships Chiddingfold and Penzance, as well as Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay, have been training with the US Navy’s minehunters USS Dexterous and USS Devastator.It was all part of the ongoing International Mine Counter Measures Exercise (IMCMEX) which takes place over two weeks every 18 months in the Middle East.A key element of the exercise was maritime security training, enabling ships to practise procedures such as defending commercial shipping and carrying out board and search operations.Royal Marines from 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines (4ASRM), embarked in HMS Bulwark, played the role of pirates making use of Bulwark’s landing craft and sea boats to threaten the minehunters involved in mine clearance and to harass the task group.One of the boats also posed as a civilian yacht to ensure the military reaction was tempered.Captain Theo Hogg of the Royal Marines, said:The idea was for the minehunters to notice that one craft was no threat and just had inquisitive civilians onboard, who, as per real life, will often come in close and ignore warnings so they can get a good photo.The second craft, on the other hand, arrived from a different direction with weapons manned and approached at speed. The crew did incredibly well, recognising the threat posed by the pirates and taking the correct actions to protect their ship from the incoming danger.Following successful completion of the minehunting operations, HMS Bulwark shifted roles to act as a merchant vessel, giving the US Navy guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett and USS Gridley an opportunity to practise the skills necessary to protect commercial shipping from pirate attacks.The exercise began with scenes reminiscent of Hollywood blockbuster Captain Phillips, with a distress call from the ‘MV Bulwark’ requesting assistance after suspicious boats attacked and tried to gain entry to the merchant vessel.The suspected pirates were driven off by the US Navy destroyers before the US Navy’s boarding teams searched the merchant vessel to ensure that no pirates were onboard.At the end of the exercise, HMS Bulwark and USS Gridley joined the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland and the US Navy’s destroyer USS Dewey in the Gulf of Aden.Press release, Image: UK Navy View post tag: News by topic November 18, 2014 View post tag: US View post tag: Navy View post tag: europe View post tag: middle east Share this article View post tag: Navies Back to overview,Home naval-today UK, US Navies Join in Pirate Role Play View post tag: Role Play UK, US Navies Join in Pirate Role Play View post tag: UK View post tag: Join Pirate View post tag: americaslast_img read more

  • Somerville Choir to tour India

    first_imgOn the 10th of December Somerville College Choir will leave for Goa and Mumbai, working in partnership with charities Songbound and the Karta Initiative to teach classical songs and carols to disadvantaged children.The 30 students will also hold an exclusive performance for local children around the country, as well as performing at the TATA Theatre in Mumbai’s National Centre for Performing Arts, making them the first Oxford University student choir to perform in India.On their trip, Somerville students and tutors will take part in university-related workshops organised by the Karta Initiative, a charity that aims to encourage disadvantaged students from developing economies to apply to top universities.Speaking to Cherwell, the chapel’s director of music, William Dawes, said: “We are really looking forward to meeting the children that the Karta Initiative is working with, to give them a glimpse of the Western choral tradition and some insight into life at Oxford.“By closing the distance between them and our university, I hope that the Karta children will be encouraged in their ambitions: whether that means applying to Oxford – we do offer a range of scholarships for Indian students – or seizing opportunities closer to home.“I want our singers to return to Oxford mindful of the incredible opportunities that they have had so far and inspired by what outreach work can achieve.”The Somerville Choir has attempted to raise donations for the trip in a number of ways, for example, organising a “24-Hour Music Marathon” concert from 12th-13th October and setting up a crowdfunding page, with donor rewards including a selection of photos from the India tour, a conducting lesson taught by Dawes and a choir concert exclusively dedicated to anyone pledging £5000 or more. Their efforts succeeded in raising almost £11,700 from 96 backers.The Choir will perform in three venues in India from 13th-15th December and are set to return on the 18th.Updated 6/12: The Choir managed to secure the funding from Somerville JCR, so the referendum did not need to take place.last_img read more

  • Appointments

    first_imgIGDSainsbury’s chief executive Justin King has become president of international food and grocery research company IGD, while Booker Group chief executive Charles Wilson has been appointed vice-president.King, who has been Sainsbury’s chief since 2004, will chair the Policy Issues Council, a forum of executives in the food and grocery industry, which debates topical issues and targets improvements for delivering more for consumers.== Louis Codling ==ImproveLouise Codling has been appointed operations manager for food and drink sector skills council Improve, with responsibilities for the south of England.She will represent the needs of food and drink manufacturers to the Regional Development Agency, skills partnerships and learning and skills councils. She will also be responsible for strengthening training links.== Simon Bell ==DonatantonioSimon Bell has joined Mediterranean food importer and distributor Donatantonio as chief executive.Bell previously worked at Leathams as retail director and, prior to that, worked with the New Covent Garden Soup Company and United Biscuits.Donatantonio supplies speciality ingredients, such as olive oil, pasta and tomatoes to food manufacturers in the UK.== Steve Loughton ==Enodis UK Food ServiceEnodis UK Food Service has appointed Steve Loughton to the role of managing director. He will be based at the firm’s new distribution headquarters in Langley, Berkshire.Loughton has over 35 years’ experience of working in the catering equipment industry, the largest proportion of which has been with Enodis, where he has managed the firm’s distribution operation and taken on leadership of the expanded Enodis UK sales force.== Justin King, Charles Wilson ==last_img read more

  • Warsaw woman killed in crash at U.S. 30 in Kosciusko County

    first_img Warsaw woman killed in crash at U.S. 30 in Kosciusko County (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A Warsaw woman was killed and another man critically injured after a crash in Kosciusko County.The collision happened aourn 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, at U.S. 30 and County Road 325.Investigators say Nancy Barrett, 77, was a passenger in a 2007 Ford Fusion that was struck by a 2015 Toyota Tacoma, according to investigators.The Fusion was traveling southbound and crossed in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 when it was t-boned in the passenger side by the Tacoma. Barrett died at the scene. The driver of the car was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital.The driver and passenger in the Tacoma were released from the scene. Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana State Police capture fleeing Goshen man in stolen truckNext articleMan, 28, killed, another critically hurt after shooting in Mishawaka Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – August 22, 2020 0 509 Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

  • Stacey’s Bakery searches for community lockdown heroes

    first_imgL to r: family members Chris Stacey, David Stacey, Lucie Stacey and Violetta StaceyDerbyshire-based Stacey’s Bakery has begun a search for local lockdown heroes who went above and beyond to help others during the Covid-19 crisis.Having adapted its services to meet the needs of its local communities, the bakery is now looking to recognise the efforts and achievements of three local people by offering them a month’s worth of free cake for their hard work.“The idea is really simple. We want people to get in touch and nominate their community heroes from in and around Ilkeston, Eastwood and Heanor,” said managing director David Stacey.“We want to know who the nominees are, why they’re being nominated and what they’ve done to deserve recognition. Whether that’s someone who’s helped alleviate the loneliness of the elderly, someone who’s helped kickstart socially distanced activity groups or someone who’s assisted with shopping or gardening gear, we want to hear about them so we can help tell their stories.”Nominations for the Stacey’s Community Hero award can be made via the bakery’s website and the deadline for nominations is midday on 1 September.Once the nominations are in, the Stacey’s Bakery team will pick three people that they think have done the most to help out during lockdown. These three winners – one from Ilkeston, one from Eastwood and one from Heanor – will receive a month’s worth of cake for their efforts.“Having served these communities for a century or so, we know how caring and tightknit they are – so now the restrictions are easing, we’re keen to uncover the stories of some of the local people who have gone the extra mile to help make other people’s lives better,” Stacey added.The bakery increased bread production threefold to help meet local demand during lockdown and ran a delivery service to fulfil orders from elderly and vulnerable customers in the community. It also created children’s gingerbread decorating packs.last_img read more

  • Pretty Lights Closes Nashville Episodic Festival With Atmosphere, Brasstracks, And More [Gallery]

    first_imgPretty Lights Nashville Night Two – 10/8/16 Load remaining images Last night, Pretty Lights and his Live Band (Brandon Butler, Borahm Lee, Alvin Ford Jr., and Chris Karns) once again took over Nashville, TN’s Municipal Auditorium for the second night of their two-night “Episodic Festival” in Music City, U.S.A. The event also included performances by Atmosphere, G Jones, Brasstracks, Marvel Years, and Artifakts.Fortunately, Phierce Photo was on the ground in Nashville to capture the magic. You can see a full gallery of photos and setlist from the show below. Pretty Lights will return to the stage for a four-night, four-city California run in November, starting with a show at Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara on November 10th.last_img read more