Billy Porter, Black Theatre United & Fair Count Team Up to Encourage Completion of the 2020 Census

first_img Leave it to Billy Porter to bring his signature flair to causes he cares about. The Tony and Emmy winner is also a founding member of Black Theatre United (BTU), the coalition that aims to combat systemic racism within the theater industry. BTU has joined forces with Fair Count, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams that intends to engage, educate and mobilize around the 2020 United States Census. The two organizations have launched #Only1ofme, a new campaign featuring iconic artists of color, to inspire completion of the Census amongst hard-to-count populations. The campaign is spearheaded by Porter and ballet dancer Misty Copeland.What are “hard-to-count” populations? Often, these populations are composed of immigrants, people of color, small children, renters, low-income people, undocumented persons or people who move around often.They may be hard to locate, contact, persuade or interview. The 2020 Census will direct the allocation of more than $1.5 trillion annually to more than 300 federal programs for healthcare, education and more. Nevertheless, the coronavirus crisis has made Census collection efforts amongst hard-to-count communities even more challenging.If these populations do not respond, many of whom have been the hardest hit by the pandemic due to systemic healthcare disparities and economic inequities, cities, counties and states could lose out on billions of dollars that fund services needed before, during and after the pandemic, including hospitals, Medicaid, Head Start programs, school lunch programs, food stamps and more. With the Census Bureau announcing it will be ending the Census on September 30—a month ahead of the October 31 recommendation—there is increased urgency for these populations to respond. This is where BTU and Fair Count come in. Billy Porter Star Files View Comments “When Fair Count reached out about the census being shortened, I thought about something Sherrilyn Ifill said to us in our town hall: ‘We have to use the tools we have.’ We began by asking the question, ‘How can we harness our power as artists to amplify the urgency of this message?’ What we have come up with is a campaign that is about each and every one of us,” said BTU founding member Audra McDonald in a statement.Check out Porter’s message below, and find out more about being counted for the census here.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:30Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Billy Porter(Photo: Julia Gorbach) Audra McDonald (Photo by Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com)last_img read more

Integrity Index’: Vermont low on watchdog test

first_imgThe majority of states are failing miserably when it comes to enacting laws that enable regular citizens to fight corruption by attending public meetings, reviewing government documents and raising questions without fear of retribution, according to a national study released today by the Better Government Association, a Chicago-based non-partisan watchdog organization. Vermont ranked near the bottom at 43.The Integrity Index, a comprehensive report issued by the Better Government Association (BGA) and sponsored by Alper Services LLC, analyzes laws from all 50 states in four key categories: Open Meetings, Freedom of Information, Whistleblower Protection and Conflict of Interest.”The Integrity Index measures the level of commitment each state has made’or, more often, hasn’t made’to the enactment of laws that helps citizens access their government and its documents, and hold elected officials accountable, which is the framework of integrity and the first step in combating political corruption,” said Andy Shaw, President and CEO of the BGA. “Our findings show that current laws in most states are woefully inadequate, locking citizens out or forcing them to jump through unnecessary hoops as they attempt to exercise their fundamental democratic right to keep an eye on government.”Overall FindingsIn measuring ethics laws and government conduct in all 50 states, the Integrity Index determined the overall national average is an unacceptable 55 percent, with all states receiving scores categorized as mediocre or poor and not a single state cracking 70 percent. The low marks suggest the states are vastly underperforming at enacting tough transparency, accessibility and accountability laws, and much more needs to be done to inspire public trust and confidence.The report notes that several of the states receiving high marks’particularly Rhode Island, New Jersey,Illinois and Louisiana’aren’t commonly viewed as paragons of good government. Those states likely rank higher today because years of corruption and embarrassing scandals led to the adoption of stricter safeguards and more comprehensive sunshine laws. The BGA report also cautions not to assume that just because tougher laws are on the books, public officials are following them or states are enforcing them.By contrast, many of the states with the weakest overall laws have not experienced widespread abuse and have steered clear of high-visibility scandals, so they may have not been prompted to enact stricter ethics measures and wide-sweeping reforms.Final Integrity Index RankingsTop 10 StatesBottom 10 StatesStateRankTotal ScoreStateRankTotal ScoreRhode Island169.77%Montana5028.06%New Jersey269.18%Wyoming4936.46%Illinois368.49%Michigan4839.07%Nebraska468.14%South Dakota4739.82%California567.29%Idaho4643.46%Louisiana664.86%Alabama4543.93%Texas764.71%Tennessee4447.05%Washington862.73%Vermont4347.39%Kentucky962.20%South Carolina4247.96%Arkansas1060.99%Delaware4149.13%For more information about the Integrity Index and to find out where your state ranked in each category, visit www.bettergov.org(link is external).About the Better Government AssociationThe BGA works for integrity, transparency and accountability in government by exposing corruption and inefficiency; identifying and advocating effective public policy; and engaging and mobilizing the electorate to achieve authentic and responsible reform.About Alper Services, LLC Alper Services provides a full range of business, financial and insurance services, cost reduction consulting, claim management services, brokerage and other services to meet its clients’ diverse needs around the world.SOURCE CHICAGO, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Better Government Associationlast_img read more

Author Philip Ackerman-Leist named dean of the School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Sterling College President Matthew Derr has announced that Philip Ackerman-Leist, author of A Precautionary Tale and Rebuilding the Foodshed, published by Chelsea Green Publishing, has been appointed Dean of the School of the New American Farmstead and will take up the role January 1, 2019, in time for the start of the spring semester.Ackerman-Leist has decades of experience and expertise in founding and in leading sustainable agriculture and food systems programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Most recently, he has served as Professor of Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems and Sustainable Food Solutions Initiative Director at Green Mountain College, where he was instrumental to that college’s sustainability initiatives.Ackerman-Leist will teach in and lead Sterling’s continuing education program, The School of the New American Farmstead, with its leading-edge short courses that inspire lifelong environmental stewardship for residential and non-residential adult students of all ages. “I’m deeply honored to join the Sterling College community and my fellow Chelsea Green authors in extending the reach and vision of the School of the New American Farmstead and the Wendell Berry Farming Program,” said Ackerman-Leist. “It excites me to think about the innovative potential of integrating Sterling’s world-class experiential opportunities in Vermont and Kentucky with engaging digital interfaces. The result? A School of the New American Farmstead education that will soon be both rooted and mobile—and available to anyone who wants it. At this critical point in time in our relationship to the natural world, everyone needs at least a taste of what the School of the New American Farmstead has to offer.”The School’s programs are underwritten by Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont Creamery, The Cellars at Jasper Hill and others. “As a proud underwriter of the School of the New American Farmstead, we could not be more pleased to see Philip assume leadership of this innovative program,” said Margo Baldwin, president and co-founder of Chelsea Green Publishing and Sterling College trustee. “Having worked with him on three books, I know that Philip brings just the right vision, expertise and technological know-how to help Sterling navigate the challenges and opportunities for environmental education in the 21st century, both place-based and online.”Sterling, which recently announced the successful completion of a five-year, $11.6 million fundraising campaign and the launch of the Wendell Berry Farming Program in New Castle, Kentucky, will engage in a community-wide strategic planning effort next year, co-chaired by trustees Margo Baldwin and Allison Hooper, that will, among other environmental stewardship initiatives, investigate the development of graduate studies at Sterling. “These are challenging times for small Vermont colleges; to be successful requires inspired and passionate leadership. As a practical and visionary leader for food systems in Vermont and internationally, Philip will bring energy and organization to Sterling College as it advances its agrarian vision and already creative programs in ways that will attract students and provide compelling intellectual and hands-on experiences,” said Paul Costello, Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development, who also serves on the Board of Advisors at Sterling.ABOUT STERLING COLLEGESterling College inspires lifelong environmental stewardship through experiential liberal arts education that prepares students to become knowledgeable, skilled, and responsible leaders in the communities in which they live. The College was among the first colleges in the United States to focus on sustainability through academic majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and Outdoor Education. Sterling is home to the School of the New American Farmstead and the Wendell Berry Farming Program, is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, and is one of only nine federally recognized Work Colleges in the nation.Source: Craftsbury Common, Vt. — October 23, 2018 — www.sterlingcollege.edu(link is external)last_img read more

Prairie Village opens applications for 2016 Teen Council with new opportunities

first_imgThe first teen council.Prairie Village is ready to start its third year of its Teen Council with some changes in direction.The city is now accepting applications for the 2016 Teen Council, but everyone who applies will have a chance to participate to some degree, not just those who are chosen to sit on the dias with the council.Prairie Village City Council member Serena Schermoly is heading up the program this year and says the program will have some differences from past years. The teen council started in 2014, but last year had only three applicants.“We are trying to do something they enjoy,” Schermoly said. Teen council members will have an opportunity to participate in discussions during the council committee meetings, attend committee meetings and work together on a public service project.Applicants also can work with teen council members from Overland Park and Olathe at leadership meetings. Schermoly said the program this year will try to have more activities for the students.Applications are due by Sept. 12. It is open to Prairie Village residents who are sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school. More on the program and a link to the online application can be found here.last_img read more

A new edition of Istra Inspirit, one of the best tourist stories in the world, is starting

first_imgIstra Inspirit, jedna od najboljih turističkih priča u Hrvatskoj, ove godine ulazi u svoju šestu sezonu, koju otvaraju pričom  ‘Morganovim blagom’ u Dvigradu – Općina Kanfanar, 04.06.2017. s početkom u 19 sati. Radi se o najuzbudljivijem Istra Inspirit doživljaju koji prikazuje dramatičnu priču o sakrivanju blaga jednog od najpodmuklijih gusara – onom Henry Morgana. Društvo mu opet prave njegovi gusari, koji će biti zaduženi za održavanje odlične atmosfere i još bolje zabave za posjetitelje na zidinama srednjovjekovnog Dvigrada. Režiju potpisuje Petra B. Blašković, a izvođačka ekipa sastavljenja je od glumaca, glazbenika i ostalih svestranih umjetnika.  Doživljaj je zatvorenog tipa, namijenjen sadašnjim i potencijalnim budućim partnerima projekta te je organiziran u suradnji s Upravnim odjelom za turizam Istarske županije koji je ujedno i pokrovitelj događanja.Nakon Morganovog blaga, ljubitelji Inspirit doživljaja ove sezone moći će doživjeti ‘Iustitiu’ 11.07. u Poreču, ‘Spacio’ 18.07. u Rovinju, ‘Crispa’ 21.07. na Vižuli u Medulinu te ‘Vodnjanske štorije’ 10.08. u Vodnjanu. Svi doživljaji (osim ‘Spacia’ ) su besplatnog karaktera, zahvaljujući suradnjama s partnerima: Plava Laguna (‘Iustitia’),  Turistička zajednica Općine Medulin (‘Crispo’) i Grad Vodnjan (‘Vodnjanske štorije’).  Prošle godine započeta je uspješna suradnja s Turističkom zajednicom Općine Vrsar u sklopu Casanovafesta, koja će se nastaviti i ove godine s čak dvije suradnje i to u sklopu Casanovafesta, 16. i 17.06. te manifestacije Stari samanj, 23. i 24.06.Specifičnost ovogodišnjeg Casanovafesta je da se održava u starogradskoj jezgri Vrsara te da će posjetitelji otkriti tajno utočište najpoznatijeg svjetskog ljubavnika kao i uživati u otkrivanju ljubavnih pustolovina kroz povijest. U sklopu ‘Starog samanja’ koji se održava četvrtu godinu zaredom,  Istra Inspirit će svojom glumom oživjeti neobična i stroga pravila nametnuta stanovništvu statutom porečkih biskupa iz 17. stoljeća.Ove sezone Istra Inspirit nastavlja i uspješnu suradnju s Valamar Rivierom te će se ponoviti uzbudljive šetnje otokom Sveti Nikola tijekom Poreč Open Air festivala (02.07., 09.07., 16.07., 23.07., 30.07., 06.08., 13.08. i 20.08.)  u sklopu kojih posjetitelji imaju priliku otkrivati priče, mitove i legende iz bogate istarske povijesti.  Osim suradnje s Poreč Open Air festivalom, ove sezone započinje  suradnja i u sklopu Rabac Open Air festivala na kojem će Istra Inspirit zabavljati posjetitelje 29.07., 05.08. i 12.08.Related news:ONE OF THE BEST TOURIST STORIES IN THE WORLD – ISTRIA INSPIRIT, A STEP CLOSER TO ACHIEVING A LONG-TERM VISIONUNWTO MAKES ISTRIA INSPIRIT AMONG THE BEST TOURIST STORIES IN THE WORLDlast_img read more

Gene loss creates eating disorder-related behaviors in mice

first_imgShare on Twitter Pinterest “Decreased calorie intake usually motivates animals, including humans, to seek out high-calorie food. These findings suggest that loss of ESRRA activity may disrupt that response,” Lutter says.Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are common and severe mental illnesses. Lutter notes that although 50 to 70 percent of the risk of getting an eating disorder is inherited, identifying the genes that mediate this risk has proven difficult.ESRRA is a transcription factor – a gene that turns on other genes. Lutter and his colleagues previously found that a mutation that reduces ESRRA activity is associated with an increased risk for eating disorders in human patients. Although ESRRA is expressed in many brain regions that are disrupted in anorexia, almost nothing was known about its function in the brain. In the new study, published online April 9 in the journal Cell Reports, Lutter’s team manipulated ESRRA in mice to investigate the gene’s role in behavior.“This work identifies estrogen-related receptor alpha as one of the genes that is likely to contribute to the risk of getting anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa,” Lutter says. “Clearly social factors, particularly the western ideal of thinness, contribute the remaining ‘non-genetic’ risk, and the increasing rate of eating disorders over the past several decades is likely due to social factors, not genetics,” he adds.Through a series of experiments with genetically engineered mice, Lutter and his team showed that mice without the ESRRA gene have behavioral abnormalities related to eating and social behavior. In particular, mice without ESRRA show reduced effort to work for high-fat food when they are hungry. The mice also exhibited impaired social interaction and female mice without the gene show increased compulsive grooming, which may mimic obsessive-compulsive-type behavior in humans.In order to refine their understanding of the effects of ESRRA in the brain, the researchers selectively removed the gene from particular brain regions that have been associated with eating disorders. They found that removing the gene from the orbitofrontal cortex was associated with increased obsessive-compulsive-type behaviors in female mice, while loss of ESRRA from the prefrontal cortex produced mice that were less willing to work to get high-fat food when they were hungry.These new findings may point to particular neural circuits that could be targets to treat abnormal behaviors associated with eating disorders.“Mouse models of human neuropsychiatric illnesses are useful for identifying cellular and molecular abnormalities that might contribute to illnesses like eating disorders,” Lutter says. “They are also useful for screening new medications. We plan to start testing novel treatments for anorexia nervosa to see if they reverse behavioral problems in our mice.” Building on their discovery of a gene linked to eating disorders in humans, a team of researchers at the University of Iowa has now shown that loss of the gene in mice leads to several behavioral abnormalities that resemble behaviors seen in people with anorexia nervosa.The team, led by Michael Lutter, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry in the UI Carver College of Medicine, found that mice that lack the estrogen-related receptor alpha (ESRRA) gene are less motivated to seek out high-fat food when they are hungry and have abnormal social interactions. The effect was stronger in female mice, which also showed increased obsessive-compulsive-like behaviors.The study also shows that ESRRA levels are controlled by energy status in the mice. Restricting calorie intake to 60 percent of normal over several days significantly increased levels of ESRRA in the brains of normal mice. Share on Facebookcenter_img LinkedIn Share Emaillast_img read more

France cites likely MERS case; WHO notes Qatar case

first_imgFrance today reported a probable Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in a person who recently traveled to Saudi Arabia, while the World Health Organization (WHO) offered new details on a MERS case reported in Qatar yesterday.The patient in France is a 43-year-old who recently returned from Saudi Arabia, the French health ministry said in a statement, but it did not specify whether the patient attended the Hajj pilgrimage in mid-October. The patient was hospitalized in northern France yesterday and is in stable condition, the statement said.The Hajj attracted more than a million foreign visitors to Saudi Arabia and sparked worries about the risk of a MERS explosion. So far no cases have been reported in Hajj pilgrims.The French health ministry launched an epidemiologic investigation and has informed all the patient’s contact of the case and advised them to take precautions, the statement said.If the case is confirmed, it will be the third MERS case in France. A 65-year-old man was found to have the virus in early May, after he got sick following an April vacation in the United Arab Emirates, and another man contracted the disease after sharing a hospital room with him.Meanwhile, the WHO confirmed Qatar’s seventh MERS case, which was reported by the media yesterday. The agency said the patient, a 23-year-old man, works in an animal barn owned by Qatar’s last previous case-patient. The latter was a 61-year-old man who owned a farm with camels, sheep, and chickens, according to previous reports.A news report had said the new case-patient was asymptomatic, but the WHO said, “The man developed mild symptoms of illness and is in good condition. Preliminary investigations revealed that he did not recently travel outside the country.”The WHO did not specify whether the 23-year-old is a Qatari citizen or not. A news report yesterday described him as an expatriate.Recent studies showed that camels in Egypt, Oman, and the Canary Islands carried antibodies to MERS-CoV or a closely related virus, which fed the suspicion that camels may have spread the virus to humans. The virus is related to coronaviruses found in bats, but its animal reservoir has not been pinned down.With the Qatar case, the WHO increased its global MERS-CoV count to 145 cases with 62 deaths. The WHO has not yet acknowledged three new cases that were reported in Saudi Arabia yesterday.In other developments, the Saudi Ministry of Health today posted online English-language announcements of MERS-CoV cases over the past few weeks that were previously described only in Arabic statements. The statements generally match what was previously stated in machine-translated statements and press accounts, but they provide a bit more information in some cases.A statement dated Oct 26 announces the three cases that were reported yesterday in a machine-translated version, involving three cases in the Eastern province. The English version provides the patients’ genders: an 83-year-old woman, a 54-year-old man, and 49-year-old man.Two separate statements dated Oct 18 cover the cases of a 73-year-old man and a 54-year-old man, both from Riyadh. The younger man’s case occurred in the Eastern region. Both were being treated in intensive care units.An announcement dated Oct 9 reported two fatal cases in Riyadh, involving a 78-year-old male citizen and a 55-year-old man, both of whom had chronic diseases.The MOH site offers no explanation as to why the English-language announcements were not posted when the cases were first reported.See also: Oct 29 French health ministry statement (in French)FluTrackers post with translation of French health ministry statementOct 29 WHO statement on Qatar caseOct 18 CIDRAP News item about sixth Qatar caseSaudi MOH MERS-CoV page linking to English-language statementslast_img read more

Is disaster nigh? Watch the central banks for some important clues

first_imgOld hands in the property world are beginning to worry about an imminent shift from boom to bust. Is another financial crisis just around the corner?Certainly there are disconcerting signals, especially in debt markets. In a low interest rate world the search for yield has caused investors to make a silk purse of many a sow’s ear. This is particularly true of Eurozone sovereign debt. At the start of this week 10-year benchmark government debt in Italy, Spain and Portugal yielded 2.96%, 2.86% and 3.6% respectively. That compares with 2.55% for comparable UK gilts and 2.45% for equivalent US Treasuries.Have these heavily indebted Eurozone countries recovered so fully from their problems that investors are being adequately compensated for risk? Surely not. The differential against the US and UK is ludicrously narrow. At the same time credit spreads in the corporate bond market have narrowed, making little allowance for poor liquidity in the secondary market. When hard times come and investors look for the exit, they will find no takers. Lending standards are also declining in a way that smacks of the euphoria that prevailed before the credit crunch struck in 2007. Structured products such as collateralised loan obligations are back, as are such rickety instruments as payment-in-kind notes (PIKs).Contingent convertibles, a novel instrument much used in the banking sector, have never been tested in a crisis. Current heady prices being paid for Cocos, as they are known, are almost certainly mispricing risk. Most sinister of all, volatility across the capital markets has collapsed. This brings to mind what economists dubbed The Great Moderation before the financial crisis. Markets had become so stable before 2007 that central bankers were patting themselves on the back, taking credit for what they assumed would be a lasting era of unruffled financial calm. This syndrome was accurately diagnosed in the post-war period by American economist Hyman Minsky who saw capitalism as endemically unstable. He argued that because stability breeds complacency there was an overwhelming temptation to take on more debt. Increased leverage and excessive risk-taking then invariably led to financial crises and fiscal bailouts. Minsky’s work went out of fashion after his death in 1996, so the prophylactic force of his argument was lost on the current generation of policymakers. What is happening today appears to be following the Minsky paradigm. Because yields in credit markets are so low, investors are taking on leverage in order to boost returns through carry trades — borrowing via the lowest yielding currencies or financial instruments to invest in riskier paper with higher yields. Investors such as mutual funds, hedge funds and real estate trusts are, for example, borrowing overnight in the $4 trillion repo market, where they pledge securities as collateral against very short-term loans. To those few observers who were around in the mid-1970s this looks dangerously familiar, becausesuch funding dries up instantly in a crisis. Back then the first property companies to go bust were the ones that had borrowed in the money markets to fund long-term development. Such carry trading thrives in low volatility markets, but it always involves a maturity mismatch. That spells disaster when volatility returns. No longer Wild WestBefore we jump to the conclusion that disaster is nigh, though, it is important to recognise that one feature of the pre-2007 scenario is missing. The property market is not going as wild as it was back then. In the US residential market, from which the worst tremors emanated, prices have recovered somewhat but are not overheating. In the UK they are too high in relation to earnings by historic standards. But they are kept high by sclerotic supply and the Help to Buy scheme.Much the same can be said of commercial property in both countries. It is true that these markets are buoyant, but they are not leveraged as they were before the financial crisis, because bank lending to the sector has been severely curtailed. Nor has the search for yield had as dramatic an effect in property as it has had in the corporate bond market. That said, excessive credit expansion may have decamped to the shadow banking sector. Note, too, that financial crises are not always sparked by risky behaviour in the property market. A more pressing danger today may be the overhang of debt in both the public and private sectors of the developed world. One of the problems with the policy response to the financial crisis is that it has left us with an even bigger debt overhang than at the start of the crisis. The implication is that we are hostage to an interest rate hike when central banks finally abandon their bond buying programmes. The timing of financial crises is inherently unpredictable, but the behaviour of central banks provides important clues. John Plender is director at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forumlast_img read more

Eni Plans FLNG Unit Off Mozambique

first_imgEni of Italy is reportedly planning to build an FLNG facility to unlock the gas reserves from a field offshore Palma district, Mozambique.Bernama reported that Eni recently issued a “Public Announcement for Expression of Interest” for an FLNG facility in the Mozambican media, asking the companies to express their interest by May 5, after which they could potentially get an “Invitation to Tender” package from the Italian company.Eni recently announced in the company’s 2014-2017 strategic plan that it expects to order three FLNG units by the end of 2014, which would be located along the Mozambique coast.Eni is the operator of the Area 4 in Mozambique with an indirect 50% participating interest, owned by Eni East Africa, which holds 70% of Area 4. The other partners are Galp Energia (10%), KOGAS (10%) and ENH (10%, exploration phase only). CNPC holds an indirect stake of 20% through Eni East Africa in Area 4.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, April 16, 2014last_img read more

Challenging times

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more