May 10, 2021

EG to acquire OMV’s petrol station network in Germany for €485m

first_img EG to acquire petrol station network in Germany. (Credit: Pixabay/Free-Photos.) EG Group, a British retailer operating petrol stations and food outlets, has agreed to acquire a network of 285 petrol station forecourts in Southern Germany from OMV Deutschland for €485m.Primarily located in the Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg regions, the portfolio of petrol stations will expand EG’s presence in Germany.As part of the deal, EG will also inherit the existing fuel supply agreements from OMV. EG is already operating several sites under the ESSO fuel brand in the country.OMV is an integrated oil, gas and petrochemicals company headquartered in Vienna, Austria. As per the company, the 285 petrol stations have only very limited degree of integration with its refinery in Germany, as it is specialises in petrochemicals production.The company claims to be committed to its remaining operations in Germany focused on its highly integrated petrochemicals operations in the Burghausen refinery.EG Group co-Founder and co-CEO Zuber Issa said: “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement to acquire the OMV retail business in Germany. The acquisition is an exciting opportunity for us to expand EG Group’s footprint in Germany, a key European market where we see significant growth potential.“We look forward to integrating the business into our broader portfolio and further strengthening it through our expertise in Grocery & Merchandise and Foodservice.”EG to assume certain outstanding lease liabilitiesThe purchase price of €485m is subject to customary net working capital and net debt adjustments and is being funded from EG’s existing cash reserves.The company has also agreed to assume certain outstanding lease liabilities, taking the total enterprise value of the transaction to €614m.Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close next year.OMV executive board chairman and CEO Rainer Seele said: “We are delighted about the level of interest in our filling station business in Germany and to have reached an agreement with EG Group.“This marks a further step in our previously announced 2-billion-Euro divestment program and this transaction will reduce OMV’s debt by approximately half a billion euros at the time of closing.”In September, Austrian electricity provider VERBUND has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in the natural gas transmission company Gas Connect Austria from OMV for €271m ($316.6m). As part of the transaction, EG will also inherit the existing fuel supply agreements from OMVlast_img read more

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Viewber raises another £2.2m during third round of funding

first_imgOutsourced property viewings firm Viewber has raised a further £2.2 million during a third round if funding among existing and new investors, industry partners and staff, it says.The firm, which is spearheaded by former Douglas & Gordon boss Ed Mead, says it now has over 4,000 people working for it as ‘viewbers’ and that it has grown its business by approximately 20% every month over the past 12 months.Ed Mead also says the company has now achieved over 20,000 property viewings and inspections since it started up 18 months ago, up from 6,500 in September last year, or a run rate of approximately 75 viewings a day.The board of the venture has also now been beefed up including the addition of investor and former Foxtons/Marsh & Parsons industry player Peter Rollings, property lawyer Elizabeth Holden (pictured, left) and venture capitalist Richard Cunningham, who is now Viewber’s Chairman.“Over the last two years I’ve been asked to get involved with a number of proptech businesses [but] Viewber made obvious sense to me and to work with Ed on such a ground breaking project is exciting,” says Peter Rollings (pictured, right).Ed Mead founded Viewber with tech entrepreneur Marcus de Ferranti (pictured LtoR above) to offer sales and lettings firms the opportunity grow their businesses by outsourcing some of their viewings or property management inspections to a third party provider.“Quality has been our watchword and it’s exciting to see an original idea for helping buyers and tenants get access to properties out of hours and at weekends growing into something the industry accepts as a valuable addition to the services they provide,” says Ed Mead. managing outsourcing services Peter Rollings outsourcing Ed Mead Elizabeth Holden Viewber viewings April 11, 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 2021 Home » News » Viewber raises another £2.2m during third round of funding previous nextProducts & ServicesViewber raises another £2.2m during third round of fundingCash will be used to fund continued fast growth for the outsourced viewings firm, which says it has been growing by 20% a month recently.Nigel Lewis11th April 201801,067 Viewslast_img read more

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Sailors Take Part in ASIST Class

first_img View post tag: ASIST View post tag: Naval View post tag: sailors Sailors Take Part in ASIST Class Back to overview,Home naval-today Sailors Take Part in ASIST Class View post tag: Take Part ASIST aims to provide Sailors with the proper techniques and tools to recognize and handle a suicidal situation.“This is the first time ASIST is being held underway in the Navy,” said Lt. Brian Kirschenbaum, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 chaplain. “It was first brought into effect in the military by the Army less than 10 years ago.”According to Kirschenbaum, suicides have decreased and more service members are feeling comfortable enough to ask for help since the start of ASIST in the military.“A higher statistic of Sailors reporting thoughts of suicide does not mean more Sailors are contemplating suicide,” said Cmdr. Jon Conroe, head chaplain of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15. “It is proving to us that more military members feel comfortable coming out with those thoughts and seeking help. If more service members seek help, there are less chances of them acting on their thoughts.”ASIST provided Sailors various practical exercises to get them familiar with ways to engage a situation like suicide.George Washington plans to conduct more ASIST training classes and Sailors are encouraged to get involved.George Washington and CVW 5 provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[mappress]Press Release, June 12, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: USS George Washington View post tag: Navycenter_img Sailors participated in the first, underway Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), June 10-11. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: class Authorities June 12, 2014 Share this article View post tag: americaslast_img read more

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Assistant/Associate Professor – Pathology

first_imgLetter of intentStatement of teaching philosophyStatement of scholarly interestsCurriculum vitae Teach broadly in the areas of pathology/pathophysiology.Ability to collaborate with other professionals in the deliveryof curriculum is essential.Teach pathology to second-year osteopathic medical students andbiosciences master’s level students.Preparation of lecture material, including the posting ofon-line content, the formulation of exam questions and thedevelopment of active learning sessions.Provide opportunities to perform student/partneredresearch.Other duties as assigned. Application InstructionsAll applications MUST include: Assistant/Associate Professor – PathologyPCOM GeorgiaAt Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), we espouseto grow a culturally competent workforce to advance medicine thattouches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity andinclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and akey pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. PCOM affirms that diversityand inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of thecampus community. It is through freedom of exchange over differentideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduatesdevelop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that willbenefit them throughout their lives.Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians,health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a“whole person” approach to care – treating people, not justsymptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we’ve changed withit – adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs ofhealthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the maincampus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus inSuwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location inMoultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn toapproach problem solving in a more professional, more team-orientedmanner, which prepares them to work successfully in integratedhealthcare settings with other health professionals.PCOM is currently seeking a full time professor of pathology toteach in a robust lecture series for our second year students atour Suwanee, Georgia location. This faculty member will engage inscholarly activity related to medical education and will have theresponsibility to contribute to the college’s commitment to theadvancement of knowledge and intellectual growth through teachingand research, and to the well-being of the community throughleadership and service. In addition, they will develop meaningfulrelationships with students for academic, career, and personaladvising. All faculty members contribute to the department andcollege through active participation on committees and otheractivities of the institution. There is no expectation of hospitalactivity or clinical laboratory responsibilities in thisrole.This position is based at PCOMGeorgia (Suwanee, Georgia).Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesDuties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) thefollowing:center_img PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualifiedapplicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy thatprohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnicorigin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or anyother legally protected class. Position Requirements*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass acriminal background check. EducationA PhD, MD or DO degree is required.DVM accepted.ExperienceThree (3) years of teaching experience required, preferably inmedical education.Higher consideration is given to applicants with experiencewith systems-based, case-based, team-based or problem-basedlearning as well as scholarship in medical education.Certifications, Licenses, RegistrationsNonelast_img read more

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first_imgCONSTITUTION COMPETITION — Bayonne High School Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Fitzhenry, had her US1 Honors students participate in the Annual We The People Constitution Competition at Rutgers University. This is Bayonne High School’s thirty-second year competing in the Competition. ×last_img

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Weekly unemployment claims increase by 162

first_imgFor the week of October 9, 2010, there were 840 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, an increase of 162 from the week before. Altogether 7,460 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 198 from a week ago and 1,872 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,841 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 240 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,493 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 17 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: is external)last_img read more

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US Gives Panama Personal Protective Equipment for Doctors in Public Hospitals

first_imgBy U.S. Embassy in Panama August 04, 2020 The U.S. government delivered personal protective equipment (PPE) to Panamanian Vice Minister of Health Ivette Berrio, on July 24. The equipment, valued at $90,000, will go to the medical personnel at the San Miguel Arcángel Hospital in Panama City, as well as health dependencies in Chiriquí and Colón.Ryan Rowlands, acting chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Panama, delivered the donation at the Panamanian Ministry of Health in response to the urgent need to protect COVID-19 frontline health care personnel.The hospital’s director, Dr. Rafael de Gracia, expressed his gratitude for the donation. When he received the equipment, the hospital’s supplies had run out, and they could not assist patients. Thanks to the donation, they were able to continue their work.Since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States has provided Panama with more than $1.3 million in assistance, including collaboration to improve the health system’s response capabilities; medical supplies; and cleaning and protective equipment for health, security, and judicial personnel, and for communities in different parts of the country. U.S. Southern Command has provided more than $160,000 of this aid, destined mainly for protective equipment for health workers in different provinces.“This difficult moment has further strengthened the bonds of friendship between Panama and the United States. We have supported Panama since the COVID-19 outbreak began, with more than $1 million in assistance and supplies, and we will continue to do so to help them protect the Panamanian population and restore the economy,” Rowlands said.The donation included 35,000 masks, 6,000 medical scrubs, more than 125,000 surgical caps, and more than 175,000 gloves.last_img read more

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Astorino, Teachout Slam Absent Cuomo in Debate

first_imgTeachout, who faces Cuomo in the Democratic primary on Sept. 9, discussed her vision of New York as a leader in renewable energy infrastructure and as a high-tech center. She discussed the need to raise in the minimum wage and declared her unwavering opposition to fracking. Astorino and Teachout are polar opposites when it comes to most issues, specifically minimum wage and fracking. Astornio said a substantial increase of the minimum wage in upstate counties still reeling from the economic downturn would hurt businesses; Teachout advocated for $15 per hour minimum wage. “We need to ban fracking,” Teachout repeated several times. Astorino said he supports “natural gas exploration” in the state to boost job growth. Fracking consists of injecting a corrosive cocktail of chemicals, water and sand into the ground in order to release natural gas from shale rock buried hundreds of feet below the surface. Astorino believes fracking can be safe, and if done properly, it would not negatively effect the environment. Teachout, who recently visited a fracking site in Pennsylvania, vehemently disagreed, saying the technique would pollute the ground water. “I agree with the National Academy of Sciences on this,” Astorino said. “I agree with President Obama on this. Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), said there is not one documented case of water being corrupted by this. Sens. [Chuck] Schumer and [Kirsten] Gillbrand agree. “Thirty-one states are doing this very safely,” he continued. “I’m not going to say, ‘Oh yeah, come on in. Do whatever you want and then leave.’ Let’s protect the water supplies around the Catskills and New York City’s drinking water. I have no problem [with that]—let’s set up a buffer zone around the Finger Lakes.” The scandal involving the Moreland Commission was a hot topic, with both candidates agreeing that disbanding the commission in charge of investigating corruption in Albany when its members started coming too close to Cuomo’s campaign contributors was self-serving at best, corrupt itself at worst.Astorino repeatedly accused Cuomo of overseeing the “highest tax state in America,” and he proposed tax cuts. Teachout gave examples of the state’s crumbling infrastructure despite all of the tax dollars collected, as well as a lack of social services, and poor performing schools. “You can feel that we have a tax-giveaway governor here,” she said.Both Astorino and Teachout voiced their opposition to the state’s education reform aligned with the federal Common Core Learning Standards. Astorino focused on his time spent at the kitchen table with his young children; Teachout spoke of her work in the classroom. Both believe that investment in public education is key.Although they had fundamental disagreements that fell along traditional party lines, Astorino and Teachout were united in their singular belief that Andrew Cuomo has to leave the Governor’s Office. But they couldn’t see eye to eye on who should replace him. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Governor hopefuls Zephyr Teachout, a Democrat, and Rob Astorino, a Republican, took to the airwaves on the Brian Lehrer Show Thursday on WNYC for their first head-to-head debate, two days after the incumbent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, infamously declared that debates can be a “disservice to democracy,” and essentially refused to give his Democratic primary opponent, Teachout, an opportunity to challenge him in public. So, they went ahead without Cuomo, attacking him from the left and the right, repeatedly railing against him for his allegedly failed policies and, in the case of Teachout, questioning his Democratic Party principles. Even moderator Brian Lehrer took a not-so-veiled jab at the absent governor after introducing Teachout, a Fordham Law professor, and Astornio, the two-term Westchester County Executive. “My job as host is to make sure that important issues get discussed this election season, so if the governor is lying low and refusing to debate in order to minimize public discussion as a political strategy, and if having Teachout and Astorino in a room together creates a little buzz around public discussion, I’m all for it,” he said. Astorino pulled no punches in his assessment of Cuomo, saying, “This governor has done nothing to turn the state around. In fact, on a good day, he’s just managing the decline. Overall, though, he’s accelerating our demise.”The Republican gubernatorial candidate laid out his vision of New York as a lower taxed, less regulated business climate, which uses hydrofracking as a means to create jobs and boost the economy.Teachout, a self-described “F.D.R. Democrat,” came out swinging, vehemently disagreeing with Astorino’s Republican views and likening him to Cuomo.“You said that Andrew Cuomo wasn’t here but in the last answer I felt like Andrew Cuomo was here,” she exclaimed. “This is an area where Andrew Cuomo’s vision of New York is very similar to Rob Astorino’s. It’s a real traditional, conservative, trickle-down Reagan approach to economic development.”Still, the debate was rather cordial, as the two candidates saved their salvos for Cuomo. last_img read more

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Defining your company’s mission, vision, and values

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Building and leading a team that perfectly exemplifies your financial institution’s mission, vision, and values starts with defining your mission, vision, and values. These components are critical for any business endeavor, as they will come to define its ultimate purpose, drive business goals, and create room for your corporate culture to develop and evolve. Getting these down on paper will help your leadership to recruit and hire the right people, secure lasting customer relationships, navigate through hard times, and build a solid foundation of values and principles that can help guide your institution’s future, no matter what comes.Clearly define your vision and mission statementOrganizations with effective teams can build a solid foundation for success with a well-defined mission statement and a clear vision for the future. Leadership is responsible for implementing and ensuring employee buy-in to the fundamental principles, goals, and values that are laid out in the mission statement. Employees who become attached to the vision and believe they are making a difference are more likely to remain loyal and committed to your financial institution.It’s important to note that over time, your institution will change and evolve. You may experience dramatic growth or reduction in the number of workers you employ, go through a merger or acquisition, have a product line that becomes stale or obsolete, or change how you operate for regulatory reasons. No one can tell the future with 100% accuracy, but as the saying goes, “change is the only constant.”last_img read more

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£175m Morley retail buyout

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