New Mexico Governor Seeks Nominees For Regents Boards

first_imgSTATE News: SANTA FE – The Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today that she is soliciting applications for positions several boards of regents.The Board of Regents has fiduciary responsibility for the assets and programs of the university or college, establishes goals and policies to guide the university or college and oversight of the functioning of the university or college.The governor is soliciting applications for:Eastern New Mexico University;New Mexico Highlands;New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired;New Mexico Military Institute;Northern New Mexico College;University of New Mexico; andWestern New Mexico University.Applicants for the positions must be registered voters in New Mexico. The governor’s appointees to boards of regents must be confirmed by the New Mexico state Senate.The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m, Wednesday, Sept. 9.  Applicants are asked to send a resume, letter of interest, and letters of recommendation to Director of Boards and Commissions Melissa Salazar at melissa.salazar3@state.nm.us.last_img read more

Union Engineering

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Rohlfing joins Desert Mountain Energy

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ITM Power consortium boosted by funding

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Germany’s shipping lenders face squeeze on profits

first_img“Despite measures taken by individual banks in recent years, some German lenders to the shipping industry will face incrementally higher credit costs as long as the industry fundamentals remain weak and supply outstrips demand,” said Michael Rohr, Moody’s vice president – senior credit officer and author of the report. The report, “Banking – German Ship Lenders: Further Losses Ahead as Problem Loans Continue to Mount”, is available on www.moodys.com. The five biggest German ship lenders reported outstanding ship-related loans of EUR59 billion (USD66 billion) at the end of 2016, with an average problem loan ratio of 37 percent in 2016, up from 28 percent in 2015.This rise forced several banks to raise reserves and – in part – realise losses during 2016. While this has improved the banks’ aggregate problem loan coverage ratio to 51 percent at the end of 2016, from 45 percent in 2015, Moody’s believes a coverage ratio of at least 60 percent is necessary for banks to be adequately provisioned for potential losses from shipping loans. Moody’s says that sustainably raising the coverage ratio to this level will be most challenging for DVB Bank and Norddeutsche Landesbank, which are both at risk of incurring net losses and see their capital erode further during 2017. The European Central Bank (ECB) also said that it will conduct in-depth, on-site inspections over the next 18 months at banks exposed to shipping loans. Over the longer-term, the ECB’s review will help prevent future extraordinary and major losses from ship loans, provided banks implement improved risk management processes that allow them to recognise critical shipping exposures earlier and adequately provision for them. www.moodys.comlast_img read more

ZPMC delivers to Felixstowe

first_imgThe cranes, which originated in Shanghai, are the port’s first two remotely controlled STS gantry cranes. Instead of being in a cab 50 m above the quay, the drivers will be located in a nearby operations centre, says the port.In addition to the new cranes, the port is creating an additional 18,000 teu of container storage capacity; upgrading its terminal operating system; raising the height of ten STS gantry cranes on Trinity Terminal; and has eight additional yard cranes on order for delivery in early 2019. www.portoffelixstowe.co.ukwww.zpmc.comwww.hutchisonports.comlast_img read more

MTN Rwanda slapped with $8.5 million fine over external IT hub

first_imgRwanda’s telecommunications authority has fined MTN Rwanda $8.5 million for running its services outside the country in breach of its license.In a ruling posted on its website, the regulator said that Rwanda MTN, a division of South Africa’s MTN Group, was hosting its IT services hub in neighbouring Uganda, which it had prohibited.“They are punished for relocating their IT services outside Rwanda, and this was deliberate,” Reuters quotes Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority Spokesman Anthony Kulamba to say.MTN Rwanda confirmed that it had been notified about the fine.“MTN has been engaging with the regulator on this matter over the past four months. MTN Rwanda is currently studying the official notification and will continue to engage with the regulator on this matter,” it said in a statement.Last year, MTN was embroiled in a row with Nigerian telecommunications authority over a huge fine imposed on it for not disconnecting unregistered users.It offered $1.5 billion in March, made up of $750 million in cash, with the balance to be paid in the form of various investments.Other telecoms companies operating in Rwanda are Tigo, a unit of Millicom and Airtel Rwanda, a unit of India’s Bharti Airtel.last_img read more

Nigeria becomes first nation to qualify for AFCON 2019 last 16

first_imgMadagascar becomes first team to qualify for AFCON 2019 Nigeria’s defender Kenneth Omeruo (C) celebrates his goal with teammates during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Nigeria and Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on June 26 , 2019. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP) (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images) Nigeria’s defender Kenneth Omeruo celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Nigeria and Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on June 26 , 2019. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP) (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)Nigeria became the first nation to qualify for the knockout stages of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-0 win against Guinea on Wednesday at the Alexandria Stadium in Alexandria.The Super Eagles scored the only goal of the game through Kenneth Omeruo in the 73rd minute.Omeruo, who was unmarked at the near post, rose high to head the ball past Guinean goalkeeper Ibrahim Kone following Moses Simon’s corner kick.The three times AFCON champions top the group with six points from two games. On Saturday, Nigeria beat tournament debutants Burundi 1-0.Guinea, meanwhile, has one point and is third in the group.The top two nations in each of the six groups advance, along with the four best third-placed countries in the new 24-team format.The other teams in the group, Burundi and Madagascar, play each other on Thursday.Related AFCON 2019: Nigeria suspends training strike over unpaid bonusescenter_img Nigeria coach Rohr names provisional 25-man squad for AFCON 2019last_img read more

AU: 25.2 million forcibly displaced in Africa

first_imgOver One Million People displaced by floods in Nigeria FILE PHOTO: Somali women wait to collect water at the New Kabasa internally displaced camp in the northern Somali town of Dollow, Somalia, February 25, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo FILE PHOTO: Somali women wait to collect water at the New Kabasa internally displaced camp in the northern Somali town of Dollow, Somalia, February 25, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File PhotoThe African continent is home to over 25.2 million forcibly displaced persons of which some 7.4 million are refugees and 17.8 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the African Union (AU) said on Wednesday.Noting that Africa also hosts 484,000 asylum seekers and some 712,000 stateless persons, the AU said in a statement issued on Wednesday that forced displacement has continued to plague Africa over the years, largely triggered by intra-state conflicts, including inter-communal and ethnic violence, persecution as well as natural disasters.According to the 55-member pan African bloc, the major drivers of forced displacements in Africa are attributed to factors including political uncertainties, incidents of human trafficking, erratic weather, floods and drought.“Despite commendable efforts to address and manage forced displacement in Africa, displaced persons continue to experience abuse, exploitation, and violations,” the AU said, adding that a large number of displaced persons have remained in need of humanitarian assistance, finding themselves in “protracted situations where solutions have become illusory.”It also stressed that although an increasing number of displaced persons currently are hosted in communities and located in an organized environment, the particular situation of women and children remain dire and access to key services considerably limited.The pan African bloc made the statement on Wednesday during the opening session of a high-level meeting which provides a platform for reflection on the AU’s theme for the year 2019 “The Year of Refugees, Returnees and IDPs: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa.”The meeting, being held from Dec. 4 to 6, mainly envisaged to discuss current international, continental, regional and national normative, policy and institutional frameworks for forced displacement, it was noted.The high-level dialogue also aspires to help create a common African approach in dealing with the consequences of forced displacement, according to the AU.Related South Africa returns $15 million to Nigeriacenter_img AU Summit: Africa’s war on corruptionlast_img read more

Who will be inside stadiums when Premier League returns

first_imgSalah equals Premier League record File Photo: – In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 file photo, the English Premier League trophy is displayed on the pitch prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File).The English Premier League season will resume on Wednesday without fans after a three-month stoppage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Following are the people allowed inside stadiums as well as the protocols and requirements for clubs to host matches:* All the remaining games will be played without fans.* A maximum of 300 people — including broadcast staff, written media, commentators, doping officials and scouts — will be allowed inside stadiums on match-days.* Stadiums will be split into red, amber and green zones with each team’s red zone pass holders to include 20 players, 12 coaching and medical staff and a further five “essential staff”.* The amber zone will include non-essential staff, such as analysts, while all others will be placed in the green zone.* Players will undergo COVID-19 tests at their club’s training ground before travelling to stadiums for matches.* Teams will take the field separately, not side-by-side, and games will feature drinks breaks midway through each half.* Players will line up for the Premier League anthem in a staggered formation rather than form a straight line as before.* There will be no pre-match handshakes between teams and no handshakes at the coin toss.* There will be no ballboys or ballgirls and players will have to use spare balls placed around the pitch if a match ball goes into the stands.* Players must maintain distance during goal celebrations.* Players cannot spit or clear their noses on the field of play.* Players must avoid mass confrontations with opponents and cannot crowd match officials.* Players should use their own water bottles and make use of hand-sanitisers before and after every match.* Medical staff will wear protective equipment when treating players.* Substitutes and managers on the bench will not be required to wear masks and players do not have to wear them when entering the stadium or dressing room.* Teams can have nine players on the bench instead of seven and can make five substitutes during a match, instead of three.* The technical area for managers will be reconfigured to allow for greater social distancing, as will team dugouts.* Corner flags, goalposts, substitution boards and match balls will be thoroughly disinfected before games.* Clubs will be encouraged to travel by plane and avoid staying in hotels before games.* Clubs are expected to use at least three coaches for matchday travel with drivers who have already undergone novel coronavirus tests.Related Somalia’s football Premier League kicks offcenter_img Mikel rules out premier league returnlast_img read more