Eagle Spirit will use the LPL technology to track distribution and monitoring for the entire length of the 1,600 km pipeline corridor Image: Eagle Spirit enters into agreement with Legacy and True Innovations for the Eagle Spirit Energy Corridor. Photo: courtesy of rawpixel/Pixabay. Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings Ltd. (“Eagle Spirit”) has entered into a contract with Legacy Financial Systems Inc. (“Legacy”), and True Innovations Inc. (“True Innovations”), for the use of their Legacy Proton Ledger (“LPL”) technology for the Eagle Spirit Energy Corridor.Eagle Spirit will use the LPL technology to track distribution and monitoring for the entire length of the 1,600 km pipeline corridor. The pipeline corridor will contain four 48-inch pipelines, two upgraded bitumen pipelines (2M bpd each), and two LNG-NGL pipelines (5.8 bcfd each).Vlad Fadeyeff, president of Legacy Financial Systems Inc. said of the contract: “Legacy will ensure Eagle Spirit is equipped with the most advanced technology in the world for tracking and distributing critical data to protect the environment as well as maintain the safety of the pipelines.” Source: Company Press Release
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The lettings industry is facing a ticking time bomb over fire risk in residential blocks, a new report has highlighted just a few days before the government’s post-Grenfell Fire Safety Bill becomes law.Services giant JLA, which has drawn up the lengthy report into competency and attitudes to fire risk across several industries including property management, says it found that despite being seen as a reliable source of information for advice, 22.2% of estate agents and letting agents admitted to not knowing how to carry out a full fire risk assessment.This figure is all the more shocking given the current national debate around safety in residential blocks following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.RegulationsProperty managers and landlords in the UK are required by law to comply with regulations set out in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) and The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.Also, the new Fire Safety Bill 2019-2021 which will be an amendment to the RRO will also place greater accountability on ‘responsible persons’ for managing and reducing the risk of fire.As well as significantly low levels of knowledge within the property industry, JLA says 10% of those it canvassed did not even know about the new Bill going through parliament.Once it passes into law, this legislation will remove any doubt about who is responsible for safety within multi-occupancy buildings such as HMOs and apartment blocks.It will also hold building owners and ‘responsible persons’ to account for not complying with safety guidelines issued by by fire and rescue authorities, who will soon have enforcement powers.Read the JLA report.JLA fire safety bill March 12, 2021Nigel 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 Home » News » Fire safety report reveals shocking ignorance among some lettings agents previous nextRegulation & LawFire safety report reveals shocking ignorance among some lettings agentsThe industry faces a fire safety ticking time bomb, a report has highlighted, just before the post-Grenfell Fire Safety Bill becomes law.Nigel Lewis12th March 202102,133 Views
Jack White, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, and Mariah Carey will headline the iHeartRadio Music Festival when the event heads to Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on September 21st and 22nd. Now in its eighth year, the festival will feature a number of hugely popular acts, including Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean, Shawn Mendes, Panic! at the Disco, Luke Bryan, Kygo, and Rae Sremmurd. “There’s no other concert with a lineup as diverse as the iHeartRadio Music Festival. We pride ourselves on inviting the most eclectic lineup of headliners you’ll ever see on one stage,” iHeartMedia chief programming officer Tom Poleman reportedly said in a statement. “This Festival has the best artists from every style of music heard on iHeartRadio stations across America, giving both artists and our listeners a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”This year’s event will also host a Daytime Stage at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Performers like Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Dustin Lynch, Bazzi, Belly, Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots, and Greta Van Fleet will appear at the stage.iHeartRadio is set to broadcast a livestream of the festival on many of its stations. Additionally, The CW will broadcast a two-part special on the gathering on October 7th and 8th. Tickets for the iHeartRadio Music Festival will go on sale on June 15th.
For most bands, there’s an indelible divide between a festival performance and a headlining show at a venue. Where festivals afford concert-goers the freedom to wander and dance as they please, a set inside a theater creates a more controlled environment with a far more curated vibe. For Lettuce, though, there is no such divide, no barrier between shows and settings—least of all when a legend like John Scofield is involved.That was certainly the case on a Wednesday evening inside the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. With Scofield in the mix, Lettuce inspired an incredibly kinetic audience—one that included Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and Howard the Dancing Man—to turn a seated theatre into a festive scrum.The bandmates from the Berkeley College of Music warmed up the stage for Scofield with a stirring rendition of “The Force” as the opener. That classic got some fans out of their seats and a chosen few (including Howard) venturing into the aisles and toward the stage. Over the course of the evening, those numbers swelled, track by flowing track. From saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom blasting away on “Blast Off” to guitarist Adam Smirnoff and keyboardist Nigel Hall tending to a sonic garden on “Madison Square” to bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes and drummer Adam Deitch holding down motive beats on Scofield standards like “What You See is What You Get” and “Take Hits”, Lettuce collectively drew attendees out of their seats and into what became a full-on pit in front of the stage.By the end of the night, when Lettuce returned to the stage for an encore of Scofield’s “Ladies’ Night”, there appeared, to the naked eye, to be more people moving and grooving through the aisles than observing from their seats. That is, except for Christoph, who stood and observed like a classically brainy Hollywood villain plotting his next dastardly deed.No matter the cause for anyone’s individual attendance, the collective effect was clear. With a brilliant blend of musicianship rarely seen anywhere—let alone in a burgeoning jam destination like L.A.—Lettuce let it be known that there need not be boundaries between revelers just because of their seat assignments. Instead, if your hips and feet so desire (and they should), you darn well can translate sensational sonic vibes into a venue-wide waltz, no matter where your ticket tells you to go.You can listen to a full audience audio recording of the L.A. performance below:Lettuce w/ John Scofield – 3/20/19 – Full Audio[Taped by Pat Myers]Lettuce and John Scofield will bring their collaborative powers to San Francisco throughout this weekend. For a list of upcoming dates and additional details, head here.
The Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement recently teamed up with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to offer a free salary negotiation workshop at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston. The Office’s goal is to train and empower 85,000 women by 2021 to confidently and successfully negotiate for salary and benefits packages and help close the gender pay gap in Boston. The gender pay gap hurts women of all backgrounds, and according to the AAUW, has far-reaching consequences for women’s financial security. It says:Know your value. What skills, measurable accomplishments and work experience do you bring to an organization and what are they worth?Benchmark your salary and benefits. Research the salary range for the position you are seeking using the internet or by networking. Assess the local market and economic conditions.Know your strategy. Negotiation strategies vary. If it is a new job, learn deflection strategies to avoid discussing salary until you receive an offer. Or, if you are asking for a raise prepare your pitch to include persuasive evidence of why you deserve the raise.Improve your confidence and ability to negotiate by practicing with others.The Ed Portal will host an additional workshop this fall. The AAUW also hosts workshops across the city. For upcoming dates click here.
Read Full Story Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has joined the the Sustainability and Health Initiative for Netpositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health community of corporate supporters. “We are thrilled that Tarkett has joined the SHINE ‘living laboratory’ network of companies aiming to discover and understand new ways to positively impact the health of people and planet throughout their business value chain,” said SHINE Co-Founder and Executive Director, Eileen McNeely. “The SHINE community includes companies across all sectors and we are excited to have a global leader in flooring support our pioneering research and further efforts to shine a light on the impact of workplace culture and business practices on health and sustainability.” Tarkett is joining with other companies who are leveraging SHINE’s research and innovative measurement tools to advance their corporate sustainability efforts. According to Roxane Spears, vice president of sustainability North America at Tarkett, “The greatest impacts are made when a community comes together. It’s a privilege to be working with SHINE and the other corporate supporters toward innovative solutions for more supportive workplaces, healthier materials, and more responsible stewardship of our planet’s resources. Tarkett began this work decades ago, but we know the journey is never complete.”Tarkett joins SHINE’s pioneering community of corporate supporters including Aduro, Aetna/CVS Health, Eileen Fisher, Johnson & Johnson, Kohler Co., Levi Strauss & Co., Owens Corning, Target, and VF Corporation.
At Tuesday night’s annual Student Activities Night hosted by the Student Activities Office (SAO) and the Club Coordination Council (CCC), upperclassmen represented more than 300 groups in the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center, where thousands of students pushed their way through aisles of tables to sign up for extracurricular activities.“We printed 4,000 handouts and we normally go through nearly all of them,” SAO Program Director Paul Manrique said. First-year students in particular had a chance to learn more about opportunities on campus and speak to students who share similar interests.“It’s a little overwhelming, but it’s great that there’s something for everyone,” freshman Sarah Christie said.In conjunction with the activities fair, SAO also launched its new iPhone app Tuesday. The app, available for free on iTunes, “basically allows students to find and contact clubs from their phones,” CCC Special Interest Division Chair and junior Betel Ali said.The app offers an “opportunity to browse clubs and organizations on the go at Activities Night or around campus,” according to the its official iTunes description. It invites users to “create your profile, add your favorite clubs and instantly send out emails to organizations to request more info.”Designed by a student, the SAO app gives students the ability to enter information for their own profiles, including full name, class year and intended major. Users can then search the SAO club database by name or by category to look up specific clubs, which can be added to the student’s “favorites.”Additionally, the app has a feature that uses Mail, Apple’s email program, to send a pre-written message to clubs. Using the information from the student’s profile, the app drafts an email requesting more information about the club; the student can choose to edit the email or to send it as is.“Hopefully it’s going to make Activities Night easier,” senior CCC member Joe McNally said. “If you can’t get to a table you’re looking for because it’s too crowded, you can just double tap on the club’s name in the app and find their information.”Students who used the app said it helped them navigate the hustle and bustle of the fair.“I wish I’d had the app last year,” sophomore Elle Scott said. “… It would definitely have made Activities Night less overwhelming.”David Mattingly, Assistant Director of SAO, said the app has been a work in progress for the last two years.“It wasn’t quite ready yet for last year’s Activities Night, and I wanted to make it usable for more than one night — two hours, really — per year,” he said.The finished product is a tool Mattingly wants students to use year-round.“The hope is that if Joe or Sally Student decided in November that they wanted to get involved, they could reach out to the clubs without having to leave their dorm room,” he said. “It empowers student to send notes directly to the club without having to reach out personally.”Sophomore Mallory Dreyer said the app eliminated the need to fight her way through the perennial crowds in the JACC.“It was nice to have the app because I didn’t feel that well and didn’t want to walk all the way across campus,” Dreyer said. “… I emailed all the clubs I was interested in before activities fair even started.”Some students, however, preferred the experience of Activities Night to the app.“It’s better to get to know the members and see them than to just read about, it’s a more real experience,” freshman Tianyi Tan said.Other students were disappointed that the app is currently only available for iPhone users.“I really appreciate the idea of the app,” freshman Anna Levesque said. “I just can’t use it.”Tags: Activities Night, CCC, SAO
ROME — On March 6, the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir found itself in the loft of the Salzburg Cathedral, the 17th-century Austrian church where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized.Joining the parish choir, the Liturgical Choir sang at the German-language Mass. Junior Lara Dulin said the Cathedral, with its large interior and high choir loft, was her favorite church of the trip to come. “I found this one to be the prettiest for its simplicity and many windows with natural light shining in,” she said.The performance at the monastery was the first stop of the choir’s spring break tour through Central Europe, a trip which took them from the picturesque town of Salzburg to a nearby abbey to the country’s capital, Vienna, to the Czech capital of Prague. The choir has toured internationally since 1995, and this year 53 of the choir’s 70 members made the trip, tour director Ned Vogel said. Vogel said he worked with a travel agency that specializes in trips for religious choirs, which organized performances at the abbey, Salzburg Cathedral and two churches each in Vienna and Prague. The performances ranged in type and length: at the Benedictine Melk Abbey in Austria, the choir performed a 20-minute concert for a small community of monks, while at the historic Church of Our Lady before Tyn in Prague, it gave an hour-long public concert, Vogel said. The choir’s normal repertoire — the songs it sings at Sunday morning Basilica masses — ranges from Renaissance to contemporary songs, and choir president Eric Thompson said the tour performances consisted mainly of those pieces. But the change of venues helped bring some of the pieces to life. “Many of the composers that are important to our choir’s repertoire lived in these cities for much of their lives,” he said.In between the performances was time for sightseeing. Thompson said some choir members went to the Vienna State Opera and the city’s Easter markets, while Vogel said members visited the Nonnberg Abbey in Salzburg, which famously housed Maria von Trapp of “The Sound of Music” fame.“Our director, Dr. Andrew McShane, makes a good effort to balance performances and practices with free time to explore,” Thompson, who has been on four choir tours, said. “One of the best things about this trip is that we had more time for sightseeing than on some of our previous tours.”Dulin, who traveled to Europe for the first time with the choir, said she enjoyed the guided tours of each city, which were “overloaded with so much incredible history,” but that the places where they performed were a form of sightseeing themselves.“Traveling to Salzburg and Vienna as a choir is kind of like traveling to the cradle of civilization,” Dulin said. “We sang at so many beautiful churches, many of which were historic cathedrals in the centers of these old cities. We got to see some beautiful examples of Baroque and Gothic architecture, some of which dated back to as early as the eighth century.”Vogel said choir members got to know each other as well as the cities they visited.“My favorite part of the trip was getting to know people in the choir that I didn’t know very well beforehand,” Vogel said. “I made some really great new friends thanks to this tour.” Tags: choir, choir tours, Liturgical Choir, Salzburg, spring break tour, Vienna
Capitalizing on ‘New Frontier,’ Biggest U.S. Utility Partners in Energy-Storage Venture FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Power Engineering:The nation’s largest utility holding company and a major lithium supplier are partnering up to create a new company designed to connect investors with well-researched opportunities in the energy storage sector.Exelon Corp. and Albemarle Corp. announced Wednesday that they were founding investors in Volta Energy Technologies. The new Napierville, Illinois-based firm seeks to connect technical and product development know-how with investment mechanisms.“The energy sector is undergoing a transformation,” said Chris Crane, president and CEO of Exelon. “We must help lead the nation through this change by investing in the next big innovations that provide the best commercial and customer solutions. Exelon launched and invested in Volta because we operate at the forefront of energy innovation, and energy storage represents an important next frontier.”Exelon owns and operates utilities which provide electric and gas service to millions of customers in the Midwest and eastern U.S. Units include Commonwealth Edison, Baltimore Gas & Electric and PECO, among others.The worldwide advanced battery and storage market is projected to rise to more than $100 billion within a decade, according to some reports. Over the next year, Volta will seek other investors who have energy storage as a key element of their business strategy.Traditional venture capital funds often lack the expertise and patience required to advance innovations from lab to market, and public research institutions are not charged with commercializing their work. Volta’s model bridges these gaps and offers a solution.Volta’s release says it will leverage relationships with U.S. national laboratories and global research institutions to source and validate the most promising energy storage technologies. For example, Volta’s Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Argonne National Laboratory allows the group to validate emerging technology and solve technical challenges that pose barriers to transforming valuable technology into new products for consumers.“Argonne National Laboratory’s expertise and capabilities in energy storage and battery testing will be a tremendous asset to the entrepreneurs, technologists and companies that are creating new economic opportunities in the energy system,” said Argonne director Paul K. Kearns. “Volta will complement Argonne’s other substantial efforts to enable successful entrepreneurial efforts. We look forward to working with Volta’s team and support ongoing innovation in this critical energy sector.”More: Exelon, Albemarle Partner to Create New Energy Storage Firm
Develop your network. Many of the biggest opportunities are sealed not with a flashy resume and extensive interview process, but rather with two parties knowing each other’s reputation and acknowledging mutual opportunity.Be a hustler. “Be hungry. Take unpaid internships. Demonstrate simple hard work and determination,” says Stasia Raines, director of marketing and communications at Outdoor Nation.Wear many hats. Most companies in this sphere are small and in a state of flux, so it’s important to be willing to compromise and take on different roles—and also to be excited about it. William Irving, vice president of leadership development at Nantahala Outdoor Center, puts it like this: “Guides who are flexible and bring a varied skill set allow us to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the company and operating season. When asked to wear multiple hats and be trained in many areas, these people expand their usefulness to the company and also sustain themselves throughout the year.”Be true to your passions. Authenticity is key in the outdoor industry. Kelley Freridge, digital marketing specialist at Chaco Footwear, encourages candidates to walk the walk. “Live the life you’re trying to sell. If you want to sell skis, be a skier.”Surround yourself with great people. Neko Mulally, a pro downhill mountain biker and member of Trek World Racing, acknowledges the importance of his peers in his development. “As an athlete, one of the enablers was definitely my community. My hometown of Redding, Penn., has a great downhill scene that helped me progress, and the Gravity East race series allowed me to test the skills I would need for international competition.”Brandon Blakely, engineer at Cane Creek Cycling Components, explains: “Your work plus your passion equals a lifestyle. I love what I do, but I need to be careful to keep it alive. I realize that burnout is possible with this much riding, and my sport is so special to me, I need to be careful not to allow work to change that.”A decision to work in this world does not guarantee an easy life. There will be obstacles and challenges, long hours and frustrations. But they are easily overcome by working alongside passionate, like-minded people, who share a common goal of getting people outdoors. Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? It’s the idea that a butterfly flapping its wings in Africa can trigger a chain of events resulting in a massive and destructive hurricane spiraling through the Atlantic. In spite of its power, the whole system begins with the air manipulated by a single pair of tiny wings. This is how my career in the outdoor industry began.While it was never part of the plan, a few key events changed the course of my life. One of them was a kayak shuttle ride with a friend, who casually mentioned that he was moving on from his management role with his kayak sponsor, and that he thought I would make an excellent fit to replace him. Before I knew it, I was working for a paddling company and landing more sponsors for my paddling pursuits. It was a dream come true.But it hasn’t been all roses. Any field or profession has its downsides, and it’s important to be aware of those before deciding on a career or making the sacrifices to switch from a current one. Here is an honest look inside the everyday workplace of the outdoor industry.Many positions in the industry involve long hours and low pay. Businesses depend on leisure spending and disposable income—two things that dry up in tough economic times. As a sponsored athlete, I learned this in a vivid way over the last economic recession, when my salaries were slashed or eliminated from different partnerships.Weather and environmental factors can have huge effects on the ebb and flow of revenue. During a rainy summer, the mountain bike industry will take a big hit, while whitewater rafting revenue may increase. That same rain may mean a dry winter, which negatively affects ski resort business.The entire industry depends on consumer interest. Will the next generation continue to recreate outdoors or will they turn their attention towards traditional sports, video games, or social media? The answer to this is pivotal to the health of the outdoors industry.But here is the secret that keeps the outdoor industry growing and thriving, even amid tough economic times: the incredible passion of the people within it.I’m talking intimidating, chills-down-your-spine, cut-it-with-a-knife passion running through the veins of nearly every person who works in this space. The collective passion occurs for one primary reason: the activities and sports that drive the industry are beautiful. There aren’t many things that can compare to hiking the A.T. across Roan, or riding a mountain bike through a valley of ferns in Pisgah. Providing the products and services that make these things possible gives a deep sense of purpose. This purpose in turn drives innovation and also allows for fantastic work-life balance. I have friends who work for bike companies that host lunchtime rides every day, and others whose paddlesports employer sends them to Costa Rica for an annual week of surfing and relaxation. Interpersonal bonds are as tight as they get, and when everything is weighed out, working in the industry is worth it.How can you get your muddy boots in the door?