Pre-registration is required at https://www.fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents/diversity-agent-recruitment-program FBI News: The Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) event is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 in Albuquerque. In particular, the FBI is looking for applicants who are fluent in a second language; have the ability to think critically; and come from a science/computer/technological background. Attendees will travel at their own expense. Those unable to attend this event are encouraged to apply for the special agent position by going to https://fbijobs.gov Special agent applicants must be between the ages of 23-36; hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; have a minimum of two years of work experience (one year with a master’s degree); and be a U.S. citizen. “The FBI is stronger when it better represents the communities it serves,” said James Langenberg, special agent in charge of the FBI in New Mexico. “America looks to FBI special agents to protect them every day, and we want our special agents to look like America.” The Albuquerque FBI Division will hold a recruiting event to encourage members of underrepresented communities—especially women and minorities—to consider becoming special agents. Recap:What: Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) event Date: 6-9 p.m., Aug. 20, 2019 Location: Albuquerque (exact location given to those who pre-register) With the evolving threats that the United States faces, the Bureau has prioritized the need to hire those who are both highly skilled and representative of the wider community. RSVP required: https://www.fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents/diversity-agent-recruitment-program The FBI’s DAR event will allow potential applicants the opportunity to talk to special agents to learn more about job opportunities inside the Bureau. They will have the opportunity to hear about and ask questions related to:Life as a new agent (including training at the FBI Academy);Balancing a high-energy job with family;Typical day in the life of an FBI special agent (hint: there isn’t one!);Working cases that make a difference in your community; andOpportunities to travel the world. Note: Although this event highlights diversity, all eligible candidates are welcome to attend.
Los Alamos’ Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium recently welcomed it’s first international partner. Courtesy photoLANL News:Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) recently welcomed its first international partner, the South African National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS). “We are pleased to collaborate with NICIS on experiences in deploying a scalable cool data storage tier. Sharing requirements, solutions and experiences on challenges in providing an efficient computing environment is an important part of EMC3,” said Gary Grider, division leader for High Performance Computing at Los Alamos.NICIS promotes scientific and industrial development through the provision of high-performance computing capability, high-speed network capacity and a national research data infrastructure integrated hierarchically into globally connected systems and into local system systems, providing seamless access for the research and education communities of South Africa. Read more about the NICIS here.“The Center for High Performance Computing, as the only center of its size in the African continent, thrives to provide world-class HPC systems to researchers in Africa. For this mission to be realized, international partnerships such as the one with Los Alamos’ EMC3 are crucial, and we are looking forward to many technological advances through our collaboration,” said NICIS Manager Happy Sithole, Ph.D.The collaborative exchange will be done under EMC3, centered at Los Alamos’ Ultra-Scale Systems Research Center (USRC). The EMC3 consortium’s mission is to investigate efficient ultra-scale computing and networking architectures, applications and environments, to provide the most efficient computing architectures and storage tiers possible. EMC3 is focused on efficient computing environments for demanding workloads. The consortium has mission-HPC-using organizations, HPC technology providers, and university partners in its membership.U.S. national and international mission-focused HPC consumers and technology providers are encouraged to pursue joining EMC3 and the march toward mission-focused efficient HPC.About Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is managed by Triad, a public service oriented, national security science organization equally owned by its three founding members: Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), and the Regents of the University of California (UC) for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
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OSX Brasil S.A., on September 18, 2013, received a letter from the shareholder Goldman Sachs International, stating that it achieved approximately 5.22% of OSX total capital, in BM&FBovespa trading session of September 3, 2013.With the purchase, Goldman Sachs now owns 16.3 million shares in OSX, according to a regulatory filing posted on Brazil’s securities regulator website.Goldman Sachs has now become the second-largest shareholder in Eike Batista’s OSX Brasil SA (OSXB3).[mappress]Press Release, September 20, 2013
Plexus Holdings secured a purchase order to supply and rent its new product POS-SET Connector™ utilising POS-GRIP friction grip engineering, to be used by Centrica Energy Exploration and Production for abandonment operations on a gas well originally drilled 32 years ago in 1982 offshore Holland. This represents Plexus’ first purchase order secured for the lucrative abandonment market, which the Directors believe has significant growth potential as a large number of ageing wells reach the end of their life in the North Sea and other regions and could become an important new revenue stream for the Company. The total value of the contract including engineering and testing work undertaken by Plexus is estimated at £0.8 million. Revenues are expected to start in March 2015, the company informed.The proprietary POS-SET Connector has been developed and qualified to enable operators to re-establish a connection onto rough conductor casing that has been previously cut above the seabed to facilitate abandonment operations. Full scale testing has shown that the Plexus connector can achieve 80% of the bending and tensile strength of the parent pipe. The POS-SET product can also be used on a number of applications in addition to abandonment including subsea completion operations using Subsea Tie Back Wellhead and Surface Wellhead Tie Back Platform Completion, Plexus said.The POS-SET Connector was initially developed and tested for Wintershall Holland. The purchase order with Centrica will be the first time the equipment will be installed out in the field in an abandonment application. Centrica will utilise a Plexus POS-SET Connector which has been designed specifically to be compatible with the 30 x 0.5″ conductor originally used to drill the well and which has since been cut off above the seabed.Plexus CEO Ben van Bilderbeek said, “This latest order with Centrica represents another major milestone for Plexus, as it sees us enter a new and growing abandonment market where regulation is increasingly focused on the best available equipment solutions. According to the DECC, out of the plus 11,000 wells that have been drilled offshore UK, 5,000 remain active. These wells along with those in other parts of the North Sea, and around the world will have to be abandoned in a responsible manner once they have reached the end of their lives. With regulatory scrutiny on decommissioning and abandonment practices on the rise, we are confident that POS-SET offers operators similar performance, safety and cost benefits that our core POS-GRIP wellhead equipment has delivered on over 350 wells drilled worldwide. As a result, we believe this contract with Centrica has the potential to be the first of many and that POS-SET is well placed to secure a large share of this growing market.“It has always been our strategy to first prove the superiority of our POS-GRIP friction grip method of engineering based equipment in the most extreme operating environments, and having established Plexus as the dominant supplier in the HP/HT market in the North Sea, we have done just that. Our next objective is to build on this proven capability and expand both geographically and in terms of applications for our game changing POS-GRIP technology. POS-SET is the latest member of the POS-GRIP family of equipment to enter the market but it will not be the last. With the Tie-Back Connector and the Subsea JIP both at advanced stages of development, this is an exciting time as we continue to pursue our strategy of building Plexus into a leading oil and gas engineering company offering best in class equipment and services around the world. In anticipation of further such exciting product developments over the coming years, and as we begin to utilise the significant design and development engineering skills that we have harvested as part of our HGSS subsea JIP, we have recently incorporated a new subsidiary – Plexus Applied Technologies Limited.”
firstname.lastname@example.org With four months to go before he becomes president of the new UK Supreme Court, Lord Phillips is managing to dispel the impression that he is merely a pale imitation of the man who would have headed the court if it had been completed in time, the much-admired Lord Bingham. Both judges have now given lectures on the rule of law – Bingham two-and-a-half years ago and Phillips at the Qatar Law Forum last weekend. In his Sir David Williams lecture at Cambridge in 2006, Bingham pointed out that parliament had explicitly preserved the rule of law in the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 without taking the trouble to define it. Dismissing the suggestion that it was too well known to need definition, the then senior law lord cited a writer who said that everyone was in favour of the rule of law even though they could not agree on what it meant. Bingham then rendered all further debate unnecessary by providing his own pithy definition of the core principle: ‘that all persons and authorities within the state, whether public or private, should be bound by and entitled to the benefit of laws publicly and prospectively promulgated and publicly administered in the courts.’ I don’t suppose any of the 450 judges and lawyers from nearly 90 countries who were in Qatar to discuss the global commitment to the rule of law would have been opposed to it, however much they might have argued about its meaning. Some even said the phrase should remain undefined. Thus Professor Pierre Legrand of the Sorbonne in Paris stressed that the rule of law should not be regarded as a technical framework disseminated by benevolent people who understood the way of the world. If the rule of law was to operate persuasively across cultures and traditions, it had to take account of local circumstances, values and legitimate expectations. ‘There is no one-size-fits-all model,’ he said, ‘and indeed there should not be’. Phillips agreed that ‘the search was not for identical laws or legal procedures’. But without trying to better his predecessor’s carefully drafted rule – or, indeed, Bingham’s eight sub-rules – Phillips set out six broad propositions by which adherence to the rule of law was to be judged. Nothing less than the survival of the world depended on them, he said. Huge international pressures were building up, both environmental and political. There were only two ways in which these tensions would be resolved. ‘One is war and the other is law.’ That was how important the rule of law was. ‘Without a universal commitment to the ultimate authority of law – law founded on principle and administered through independent, stable and respected judicial systems – the world as we know it is not going to survive,’ Phillips said. Which brings us to Harriet Harman. One of the Phillips principles is that the rule of law requires constant vigilance. ‘It is not a luxury item that can be put away in the cellar in times of emergency, to be brought out again when things get better,’ he said. Upholding the rule of law was more important than fighting terrorism, he argued, though nowadays people were more concerned about the global economic crisis. Phillips thought bankers and other ‘fat cats’ who had received apparently ‘obscene’ bonuses should face sanctions if they had breached their legal duties. But not otherwise – ‘what is not acceptable is to attempt to punish them by retrospective legislation or by media blackmail’. Everyone present understood this to be a reference to Harman, who had insisted that the law would be changed to deprive Sir Fred Goodwin of his pension from Royal Bank of Scotland. Labour’s deputy leader said at the beginning of March that Goodwin’s contract might be enforceable in a court of law ‘but it is not enforceable in the court of public opinion; and that is where the government steps in’. Harman, who practised as a solicitor, is a former solicitor general. All the more reason for her not to have spoken out, Phillips seemed to imply. ‘In times of crisis,’ Phillips said, ‘judges and lawyers have a particularly important role to play in ensuring that popular emotion does not subvert the rule of law.’ He insisted that governments must respect the rule of law both in their own countries and abroad. But though Phillips stressed that responsibility for the rule of law started with our political leaders, he made it clear that he was not referring to MPs’ expenses. His other propositions – equal justice and mutual respect between members of the global legal community – at first appear bland, almost unexceptionable. But it took some courage to refer to the ‘evil of gender discrimination’ in a stiflingly hot Muslim country where men traditionally wear cool white robes and women, some of them veiled, dress in black. His call for regular conversations between lawyers from countries ‘that share borders but do not, perhaps, share amity’ was equally pointed. It was a strong speech to what Phillips rightly said was an ‘unprecedented gathering of global leaders in law’. More than half a dozen serving chief justices were on the platform, from countries as far apart as South Africa, New Zealand and India. All of them were there to show respect to their former colleague Lord Woolf, who chaired the conference and who now heads a special court set up in Qatar to decide commercial disputes according to common-law principles. Phillips told them that ‘a world of law may avoid a world at war’. True – but judges have only gavels, not guns.
At the Energy Council meeting in Brussels, ministers from Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, the UK and Ireland signed the agreement, agreeing to develop an integrated offshore grid in the North and Irish Seas.The thinking behind the agreement is that a grid spanning European waters should ensure the security of electricity supplies for the participants by helping to optimise the production of electricity generated from offshore wind power. It will also act as a boost to achieve the EU’s renewable energy objectives.
Comarco has provided personnel, lifting equipment and space to fabricate three Liebherr gantry cranes. It also supplied its Comarco 2801 heavy cargo barge, plus two tug vessels, to transport the cranes from the Comarco Supply Base to Berth 19 in the main Mombasa port.The last crane was delivered to Mombasa this month. www.comarcogroup.comwww.liebherr.com