Analysts see no end in sight to low U.S. natural gas prices despite rising demand

first_imgAnalysts see no end in sight to low U.S. natural gas prices despite rising demand FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:U.S. natural gas demand is at an all-time high and expected to keep rising – and yet, prices are falling.U.S. gas futures this week collapsed to a three-year low, while spot prices were on track to post their weakest summer in over 20 years. In other markets, such lackluster pricing would cause investment to retrench and supply to contract. But gas production is at a record high and expected to keep growing. Demand is rising as power generators shut coal plants and burn more gas for electricity and as rapidly expanding liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals turn more of the fuel into super-cooled liquid for export.Analysts believe the natural gas market is not trading on demand fundamentals because supply growth continues to far outpace rising consumption. Energy firms are pulling record amounts of oil from shale formations and with that oil comes associated gas that needs either to be shipped or burned off.On the New York Mercantile Exchange, gas futures NGc1 this week dropped to $2.03 per million British thermal units (mmBtu), the lowest since May 2016. For the summer, spot gas prices at the Henry Hub NG-W-HH-SNL benchmark in Louisiana were on track to fall to their lowest since 1998.So much associated gas is coming out of the ground that gas prices in the Permian basin in Texas and New Mexico, the biggest U.S. shale oil formation, have turned negative on multiple occasions this year.The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects gas production will rise 10% to 91 billion cubic feet per day in 2019 after soaring 12% to a record 83.4 bcfd in 2018, its biggest annual percentage increase since 1951.More: U.S. natural gas demand is at a record – and prices keep droppinglast_img read more

Another Spill at TVA Coal Plant

first_img A dam ruptured this morning at the TVA coal fired power plant in northeast Alabama—the second spill at a coal-fired power plant in less than a month. At 6am, a waste pond at the Widows Creek facility burst. TVA claims the spill is contained, and they are currently investigating the cause.Just 17 days ago, a TVA coal ash pond spilled nearly one billion gallons of toxic ash into the Emory River, the drinking water supply for Chattanooga and millions of Tennesseeans.The Widows Creek spill leaked calcium sulfate and residues from scrubbers into Widows Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee River.last_img read more

Interview with CP’11 Mission Commander, Captain Brian C. Nickerson, U.S. Navy

first_img DIÁLOGO: Why was the Comfort sent to Colombia? DIÁLOGO: The ship’s mission was very clear during the days following the earthquake that devastated Haiti, that is, the Comfort was used in a strictly humanitarian mission. In what other instances is the ship used? DIÁLOGO: Who determines these missions and how? CAPT. NICKERSON: USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) came to Colombia as part of Continuing Promise 2011 mission. Continuing Promise is an annual Humanitarian Civic Assistance deployment to the Caribbean and Central and South America. COMFORT will visit nine ports throughout the region working hand in hand with host nation representatives, partner nations, and a variety of governmental and non-governmental agencies to train in civil-military operations while conducting subject matter expert exchange, medical, dental, veterinary, and engineering activities with host nation citizens and professionals. Missions such as this also help foster cooperation, collaboration, and interoperability. The very first step in why was the COMFORT sent to Colombia is that the Colombian government requested we visit. We think of ourselves as invited guests of Colombian people and we were honored to be able to visit Colombia. From our experience in the Haitian earthquake disaster, we learned that the response to a natural disaster in another country is enhanced from the partnerships formed during a Humanitarian Assistance mission. By Dialogo July 11, 2011 DIÁLOGO: Is the Comfort subordinated to any Command specifically? DIÁLOGO: Are there any Latin American nationals as part of the crew? CAPT. NICKERSON: We find this particular aspect of the mission very important. Although we have a portion of the crew who speak Spanish, we have devoted a large portion of our underway time to Spanish classes and cultural awareness education since departing Norfolk, Virginia in April. We believe that one of the first principles of care is to be able to speak common courtesies in the host nation’s language. We have also learned that while a large number of countries in Central and South America speak the same language, it is their culture that makes them different. We believe that understanding that culture is a prerequisite to building relationships and providing proper care. We also invite our partner nation officers from the countries we are visiting to share their country with us through their eyes so that we may know and understand the local citizens before arriving. CAPT. NICKERSON: In each country we conduct a series of subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE). Topics are chosen by the host nation and span a variety of areas including medical, dental, biomedical repair, veterinary, nutrition, construction, sanitation, water purification, search and rescue, security and force protection. This list is not all inclusive but will give you a sense of the types of areas that are usually requested. SMEEs are intended to encourage a two-way exchange of information and provide opportunities to learn and exchange best practices between countries. DIÁLOGO: How important is it that the ship’s crew understand the language and culture of the region? CAPT. NICKERSON: Continuing Promise 2011 is the sixth Continuing Promise deployment to the Caribbean and Central and South America since its inception in 2007. This annual deployment is only one of a variety of ways the United States demonstrates its commitment to the region. CAPT. NICKERSON: COMFORT’s primary mission is first and foremost to provide combat casualty care for United States Department of Defense missions throughout the world. We also have Partner Nation representatives who embarked COMFORT as part of the Continuing Promise mission team from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Peru. center_img The U.S. Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) anchored in Colombia from 2-12 July in support of the humanitarian civic assistance mission Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11). During its visit, Diálogo had the opportunity to talk to Mission Commander Captain Brian C. Nickerson, U.S. Navy. DIÁLOGO: Is there any exchange of information, technologies and techniques between the crew members and the countries visited? DIÁLOGO: Is there something you want to share with the military of the countries in the region? CAPT. NICKERSON: Ship visits for Continuing Promise deployments are coordinated beginning in the very early stages of the planning phase with Host Nation government officials from regional countries, who nominate locations for the mission through the military assistance and advisory groups at local U.S. Embassies. In this instance, the Government of Colombia requested that we visit. A variety of factors are taken into account but all requests are given careful consideration in planning the ship’s deployment. If the ship is unable to support a nominated location during a Continuous Promise deployment, other options are explored with the requesting country. CAPT. NICKERSON: USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) is one of two hospital ships operated by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. The Military Sealift Command is headquartered in Washington DC. For the Continuing Promise 2011 deployment, USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) is assigned to Commander, United States Naval Forces Southern Command/Commander, United States FOURTH Fleet, who is the naval component of United States Southern Command. CAPT. NICKERSON: Although Continuing Promise is primarily a humanitarian assistance mission, we still look for and welcome the opportunity to exchange information, cooperate, collaborate, and build relationships with each country’s military. We have had the distinct privilege of working with the militaries/police in Jamaica, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. The importance of these relationships and interoperability cannot be over emphasized. What we build and practice during times of calm will be tested during times of regional crisis. A great example of this is the search and rescue training that COMFORT conducted one day with the Colombia National Police (CNP), and which was put to use the very next day during the medical evacuation of four injured Colombian citizens. We also conduct exchanges where a specific discipline, medical, dental, veterinary will spend the day together either aboard the COMFORT or in a host nation facility or educational institution. When time permits we do both. COMFORT’s secondary mission is humanitarian assistance such as Continuing Promise; and disaster relief response such as Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE in Haiti. COMFORT has also deployed in times of a U.S. crisis such as Hurricane Katrina and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept 11, 2001. DIÁLOGO: What is the importance for the U.S. to make the Comfort available for missions in the partner nations? Additionally, we have Partner Nations from Canada and as far away as the Netherlands. CAPT. NICKERSON: We have a number of crew members who can trace their heritage and cultural background to the Caribbean and Central and South America. Great photos!last_img read more

Central Islip Gang Member Gets Life for Murdering Tot

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An MS-13 street gang member was sentenced Thursday to multiple life terms in federal prison plus 35 years for his role in killing a mother and her 2-year-old son in Central Islip.Adalberto Ariel “Gringo” Guzman had been convicted last year at Central Islip federal court of murder in aid of racketeering, conspiracy to commit murders in aid of racketeering and firearms offenses. Authorities have said he was caught on wiretap joking about the murders and even stole the toddler’s Dora the Explorer ball.“Even for the MS-13, the execution-style murders of a young mother and an innocent child, carried out by Guzman and his fellow gang members, were particularly senseless and cold-blooded crimes,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.Prosecutors said the 22-year-old Central Islip man and three others worked together to fatally shoot 19-year-old Vanessa Argueta of Baldwin and her two-year-old son Diego Torres in Central Islip on Feb. 4, 2010.Guzman shot the toddler twice in the head at point-blank range after he and his co-conspirators lured the boy and his mother to an industrial park under the guise of taking Argueta out to dinner, authorities said.The motive, according to investigators, stemmed from fellow reputed MS-13 member Juan “Cruzito” Garcia, 21, who authorities said Argueta had asked friends in rival gangs to jump after the two had dated and broke up.Garcia, who nearly set a record for being the shortest time spent on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, had surrendered to authorities Nicaragua earlier this year and is awaiting trial on Long Island for his role in the slayings.Of the other two gang members involved, Heriberto “Boxer” Martinez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years and Rene Mendez “Zorro” Mejia pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.Guzman was arrested at Miami International Airport three months after the murders on a return flight from El Salvador, where Garcia and Mejia also fled. His attorney reportedly said Guzman plans to appeal his conviction.last_img read more

How to evaluate a fintech start-up company

first_imgThe demand for innovative financial solutions is rapidly evolving. Credit unions looking to stay competitive in the market will need to adopt a culture of innovation. However, building or buying capabilities is an expensive proposition. Partnering with fintech startups can open the door to best-in-class products and services that meet the growing expectations of members. Fintechs can bring needed capabilities that fall outside of a credit union’s core expertise. A partnership allows credit unions to bring solutions to market significantly faster than building internally while managing limited internal resources for core capabilities. The following are high-level considerations to be used when evaluating fintech start-up companies as potential partners:1. Determine your credit union’s risk appetiteThe word “start-up” covers a wide range of companies. Early-stage startups, for instance, are likely testing rapidly in search of product-market fit for their solutions. For these companies, there is a high likelihood that the business will pivot its product significantly, switch its go-to-market approach away from a partnership model, or potentially run out of capital. As start-up companies mature, these risks decrease. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Gamekeeper turned poacher

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Michael Owen’s Boxing Day predictions for Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal

first_img by Metro Leicester City v Liverpool (8pm) ‘The top two go head-to-head at the King Power and Leicester will be looking to cut the gap at the top of the table against a Liverpool side who won the reverse fixture 2-1 at Anfield earlier in the season.‘The Reds added the FIFA World Club Cup to their Champions League Trophy in Qatar on Saturday while the Foxes were outclassed by Manchester City at the Etihad.‘I expect the league leaders to cement their place at the top-of-the-table.’Liverpool to win Wolves v Manchester City (27th – 7.45pm) ‘Champions Manchester City will be looking for revenge at Molineux given Wolves won the reverse fixture 2-0 at the Etihad earlier in the season.‘City won their 250th league game of the decade against Leicester at the weekend – becoming just the second club to achieve the feat after Manchester United in the 2000s.‘City were at their brilliant best against Leicester on Saturday and I expect the champions to edge what promises to be an open, entertaining clash with Wolves once again showing their quality to come from behind at Carrow Road at the weekend.’Manchester City to win Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Tottenham v Brighton (12.30pm) ‘Both sides will be looking to bounce back after disappointing home losses over the weekend and I take Spurs to edge a low-scoring affair.‘Jose Mourinho will have been hurt by Frank Lampard’s tactical masterclass, and Chelsea’s superiority, on Sunday and he must do without the suspended Son Heung-Min for the visit of the Seagulls.‘Spurs need to win or the honeymoon period for Mourinho is over in north London.’Tottenham to win Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Mourinho addresses racism in 2-0 match defeat against ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:16FullscreenMourinho addresses racism in 2-0 match defeat against Chelseahttps://metro.co.uk/video/mourinho-addresses-racism-2-0-match-defeat-against-chelsea-2075388/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 23 Dec 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Crystal Palace v West Ham (3pm) ‘Palace have failed to score in eight of their 18 league games so far this season although they had their opportunities against Newcastle at St James’ Park last time out.‘West Ham had the weekend off with Liverpool out in Qatar and I can’t split the sides in what I expect will be a low-scoring London derby.’Draw Michael Owen has delivered his Premier League predictions for the Boxing Day fixtures (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen has delivered his Premier League predictions for the upcoming Boxing Day fixtures.League leaders Liverpool visit second-placed Leicester City, hoping to move 13 points clear of their title rivals.Chelsea, who beat London rivals Tottenham at the weekend, host relegation-battlers Southampton while Mikel Arteta takes charge of his first match as Arsenal manager against Bournemouth.Former England striker Owen has dissected every game for BetVictor and revealed who he believes will be enjoying a successful Boxing Day and who will be left disappointed.ADVERTISEMENT Everton v Burnley (3pm) ‘Carlo Ancelotti will take charge of Everton for the first-time midweek, but I don’t believe he will see the Blues put five past Burnley which they did at Turf Moor on Boxing Day last year.‘Ancelotti will need time – and resources – at Goodison, and the Clarets will make life very difficult for the hosts. A point apiece for me.’Draw Read More Read More Solskjaer defends De Gea after blunder helps Watford stun Man UtdTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:01FullscreenSolskjaer defends De Gea after blunder helps Watford stun Man Utdhttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-defends-gea-blunder-helps-watford-stun-man-utd-2075374/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Video Settings Man City v Wolves: Pep Guardiola press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:38FullscreenMan City v Wolves: Pep Guardiola press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/man-city-v-wolves-pep-guardiola-press-conference-2075646/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling 1/1 / 1 min. story Full Screencenter_img Coming Next Skip Ad Comment Man Utd v Newcastle Utd (5.30pm) ‘United need to bounce back after a horror show at Vicarage Road although the game did signal the return of Paul Pogba who came off the bench and looked fit and sharp on his return from injury.‘I expect the French international to start against a Newcastle side who are unbeaten in eight at home but who continue to struggle to create opportunities on the road.‘Steve Bruce has done an excellent job in getting his side into the top half of the table at Christmas and they will leapfrog Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with a win at Old Trafford.’Manchester United to win Klopp ‘proud’ of Liverpool players after clinching Club World CupTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 17:04FullscreenKlopp ‘proud’ of Liverpool players after clinching Club World Cuphttps://metro.co.uk/video/klopp-proud-liverpool-players-clinching-club-world-cup-2075048/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Michael Owen’s Boxing Day predictions for Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal Lampard pays tribute to Mourinho after his side beat Tottenham 2-0To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:10FullscreenLampard pays tribute to Mourinho after his side beat Tottenham 2-0https://metro.co.uk/video/lampard-pays-tribute-mourinho-beat-tottenham-2-0-2075378/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Bournemouth v Arsenal (3pm) ‘Mikel Arteta takes charge of Arsenal for the first time at the Vitality Stadium with his side having played out their first goalless league draw in 77 games at Goodison Park on Saturday.‘The first shot on target in Bournemouth’s game with Burnley on Saturday produced a winning goal in the 89th minute for the Clarets and I think the Gunners will add more Christmas woe to Eddie Howe’s side.’Arsenal to win Bournemouth v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:07FullscreenBournemouth v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre-match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/bournemouth-v-arsenal-mikel-arteta-pre-match-press-conference-2075672/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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About Connatix V67539 PLAY Advertisement Read More Skip Aston Villa v Norwich City (3pm) ‘Villa’s talisman skipper Jack Grealish has scored in three of Villa’s last five league games and this is a massive game for Dean Smith’s side who cannot afford to lose against Norwich.‘The Canaries lost the lead and the points for the second successive home game against Wolves on Saturday and they are struggling to keep clean sheets.‘That said if they score first on Boxing Day, it is likely to be a very nervous Villa Park. But I expect the hosts to keep the points.’Aston Villa to win Sheffield United v Watford (3pm) ‘Watford gained a tremendous win against a very disappointing Manchester United at Vicarage Road on Sunday, but I expect high-flying Sheffield United to keep the points after they maintained their unbeaten away league record with another terrific win at Brighton at the weekend.‘Since the start of last season, no side in the top four tiers of English football have kept more clean sheets – 28 level with Leeds – than the Blades.‘Watford may not find the Blades defence as benevolent as United’s at Bramall Lane.’Sheffield United to win Chelsea v Southampton (3pm) ‘Frank Lampard’s decision to revert to a back three was vindicated in spades against Tottenham on Sunday when his side kept their first clean sheet away from home in the league so far this season.‘Two more goals for Danny Ings in Saints impressive 3-1 win at Villa Park at the weekend and the striker has now equalled his personal best (11) in a Premier League season – before Christmas!‘Chelsea’s new-look defence will have to keep a close eye on the inform striker, but I feel the Blues will edge a lively, entertaining clash.’Chelsea to win Advertisement Read More SPONSORED Top articleslast_img read more

First homeowners, downsizers encouraged to look at post-war pad

first_imgMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The kitchen at 22 Buhot Street, Geebung.When Mrs Martin first bought the home she said it needed a lot of work.“We completely gutted the whole house down to the frame and redid the whole inside,” she said.“Recently, we gave it a little bit of a refresh and it has been nicely renovated inside.“It does need some work done on the outside.”Mrs Martin said there was the opportunity for a buyer to put their own stamp on the Geebung property.“They could easily demolish, rebuild or extend this home,” she said. “When we first bought it, we loved the views, the city glimpses, and a bit of views of the valley looking through the trees.” Look at the yard space at 22 Buhot Street, Geebung.Mrs Martin, who is after a change of lifestyle, said her three-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 22 Buhot St would best suit a first homeowner, someone wanting to downsize but still have land or as an investment property.“My two children are going to different schools and we have lived here for 11 years,” she said.The property is on a 769sq m block and in a dead-end street, which Mrs Martin said was a drawcard. 24 Buhot St, Geebung.Katie Martin’s children are getting older and her family have decided to upsize and move from their home. 22 Buhot Street, Geebung.Go Gecko Inner North selling agent Victor Johnston said: “Straddling the border of Wavell Heights and Geebung, this beautifully elevated post-war home enjoys an exceptional location just minutes from Parklands, bikeways and Westfield Chermside.“Situated on the high side of the street, the home enjoys a much sought-after north/south aspect, providing abundant natural light and cross-ventilation year round.’’The home is close to schools and public transport. There’s plenty of room at 22 Buhot Street, Geebung.last_img read more

EMO Sends Newbuild CTV to Nordsee One

first_imgEMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) has signed a contract with Senvion to provide a crew transfer vessel (CTV) for the operational phase of the 332MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.The catamaran which will service the contract is currently under construction at the Strategic Marine shipyard in Singapore.As of April 2018, the 26-meter Stratcat will begin maintenance work at the wind farm from the O&M base in Norddeich for at least three years, EMO said.According to EMO, the vessel is equipped with a waterjet drive and can transport 24 passengers and up to 30 tonnes of freight.The investment, implemented as part of a shared project of EMO and its partner Van Laar Maritime BV, amounts to approximately EUR 4 million.“Once again, we have commissioned a special ship that meets certain conditions for activities in the southern North Sea and our clients’ requirements,” said Knut Gerdes, Managing Director at EMO.“We do not take this for granted, and we hope for more projects in the German offshore wind energy sector.”Turbine installation at the Nordsee One offshore wind farm was completed on 22 September, when the 54th and final Senvion 6.2M126 wind turbine was installed at the construction site.Nordsee One, located approximately 40 kilometers north of Juist Island, is being developed by Nordsee One GmbH, a special purpose company owned by Northland Power Inc. (85%) and innogy SE (15%).The wind farm is scheduled to begin commercial operations by the end of this year.In August last year, EMO added Windea FOUR and Windea FIVE, formerly CTV Natalia Bekker, to its Windea fleet due to the consistently growing demand in the field of offshore wind farm supply regarding personnel and materials.last_img read more

Paid-partner leave would help close gender pay gap – expert

first_imgRadio NZ News 14 May 2018Instigating paid-partner leave after childbirth would be a “concrete step” in addressing the gender pay gap, the government has been told.Official data shows on average women earn between 9 percent and 16 percent less than men in this country, and the gap is even wider for women with children.Only about 1 percent of people taking up the government’s paid parental-leave are fathers.University of Auckland economics lecturer Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy said because of the wage gap there was an economic incentive for women to do the childcaring.He said this incentive, plus societal attitudes towards gender roles, were blocking men who might be best choice in the couple to take up the role.“And it’s important to recognise that early childhood really matters in terms of outcomes later in life,” Mr Greenaway-McGrevy said.“So having the best person in that role is better for the child, I’m sure the father will find it rewarding as well, and also society as a whole.”Mr Greenaway-McGrevy said excluding any group was an inefficient way to run a company, and the same goes for families.Listen to Insight’s documentary about stay-at-home fathersPaid partner leave a concrete step in closing gender pay gap – academicIf the government was serious about closing the the gender pay gap – incentivising more men into the caregiver role – then it needed to start paying partners to take two weeks off work paid when a baby was born, an expert said.Victoria University senior law lecturer Amanda Reilly wants the government to introduce a separate, ring-fenced entitlement for partners set, to start with, at minimum wage.Currently two weeks unpaid leave is available.She said studies showed that in families where men were more involved in caregiving it had a positive correlation with increased women’s earning.“There’s a lot of conversation coming from this government about the need to address the gender pay gap.“But this is actually a concrete step that could be taken to signal commitment towards that.”Ms Reilly said if Australia and other countries could afford to have this policy then New Zealand could too.“Yes it would cost money but … we have to decide how much do we value caregiving and families.”It was a matter of fundamental fairness and keeping gender equity moving forward, she said.And with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford taking on the primary caregiver role, Ms Reilly said maybe she could be the one to push for the entitlement.Massey University political science professor Grant Duncan said New Zealand should look to the Swedish model where a range of measures have increased the number of men taking on the primary caregiver role.Fathers in Sweden claim 27.9 percent of the total childcare leave, more than 10 times the New Zealand number.The paid-parental leave rules change next month to 22-weeks after Parliament voted last year to incrementally increase the entitlement to 26 weeks by 2020.READ MORE: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/357296/paid-partner-leave-would-help-close-gender-pay-gap-expertKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more