The Ingleside Pipeline is a 38.6km oil pipeline that will originate from the Harvest Midway Terminal and will connect to multiple oil export terminals in the Ingleside city Image: Harvest Midstream commenced construction on New Ingleside Pipeline and Harvest Midway Terminal in US. Photo: courtesy of StockSnap from Pixabay. US-based midstream services provider Harvest Midstream company, a subsidiary of Hilcorp Energy Company has started the construction of the Ingleside Pipeline and the Harvest Midway Terminal in Ingleside city, Texas.The Ingleside Pipeline is a 38.6km, 24inch new oil pipeline that will start from the Harvest Midway Terminal and will be connected to multiple oil export terminals in the Ingleside city as well as multiple terminals in the Midway and Taft area.The new pipeline will also connect to Flint Hills Resources Ingleside Terminal and the South Texas Gateway Terminal which are being developed by Buckeye Partners.The final capacity of the Ingleside Pipeline will be 600,000 barrels per day (bpd), with up to 380,000 bpd coming from the existing Harvest Eagle Ford Pipeline Systems.Harvest Midstream Company CEO Jason Rebrook said: “Harvest has a strong history of expanding and improving our infrastructure to ensure access to safe and reliable transportation for our customers.“This investment is an exciting opportunity for growth that will allow us to better serve our Eagle Ford customers in the Corpus Christi and Ingleside markets.”Harvest Midway Terminal will have 10 million barrels storage capacityCovering an area of 160 acres, the Harvest Midway Terminal is planned to have a storage capacity of more than 10 million barrels.Initially, the terminal will include 200,000 crude oil storage barrels, as well as 25,000 barrels per hour measurement and pumping infrastructure capable.Harvest Midstream Company president Sean Kolassa said: “The Harvest Midway Terminal is a great addition to our existing infrastructure in the Eagle Ford, providing additional storage, connectivity, and points of delivery for our customers.“We look forward to providing the best service to our customers as we continue to expand our operations.”The Ingleside Pipeline is expected to be operational at the end of the first quarter of 2020 while the Harvest Midway Terminal is expected to begin service at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2020.
Home » News » RoPA: Latest update revealed by NAEA chief during webinar for agents previous nextRegulation & LawRoPA: Latest update revealed by NAEA chief during webinar for agentsNAEA chief Mark Hayward has updated agents on the latest inside track on when and how RoPA qualifications and enforcement will work.Nigel Lewis29th October 20201 Comment1,599 Views A webinar to update the industry on RoPA has revealed several new features of the draconian regulation that estate agents will face once Lord Best’s report is turned into law, most likely in late 2023 or early 2024.This includes the likely cost of getting qualified, how enforcement will work, how long the transition period will last and confirmation on whether it will include ‘Saturday staff’, rent-to-rent operators and agent call centre staff.The government has been sitting on Lord Best’s report since it was published in July last year, delayed as the government’s energies were initially consumed by Brexit and then Covid.But Mark Hayward, Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark, told agents hoping the initiative will be kicked into the long grass that housing minister Christopher Pincher remains committed to the report’s recommendations.These include mandatory qualifications for most people working in the industry and estate agent and agency licensing.But the questions posed during the webinar revealed that most were worried about the qualifications required under RoPA including how, when and what qualifications would be introduced.This is crucial for agents and companies if they want to attain and then retain their licences to operate.Hayward revealed that it would cost £500-£600 to get qualified, that novice or unqualified existing staff would have two years to attain the relevant Level 3 or Level 4 qualifications and that part-time Saturday staff would be included as would staff working in Purplebricks’ huge call centre and others like it.Hayward also revealed that enforcement of companies and agents would work like a driving licence; after a certain number of misdemeanours, they would be lose their right to operate within the industry.He also reminded agents that the scope of the qualifications would be very wide – taking in anyone who dealt with clients, properties or client money including those who ‘gave advice’ and, in some cases, accounts staff too.One sliver of hope for agents feeling overwhelmed is the timetable. Hayward pointed out that it will take up to three years to get RoPA into law, and that agents will then have two years to get qualified.“Please remember that the ‘good guys’ in the industry have little to worry about from RoPA, which is designed to exclude the rogue operators, who are now doing business on borrowed time,” said Hayward.Watch the webinar in full.Ropa Mark Hayward NAEA propertymark October 29, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 29th October 2020 at 8:42 amThis Gravy train needs to be stopped, as I think it is an outrage that tens of thousands of pounds has been spent by agents on getting RoPA qualified, when it is just a talking shop.Propertymark should refund this money, await statute, which by my calculation could be 48-months or never, and then, the question is why should Propertymark NAEA be the gatekeepers who facilitate ‘training’ and agents can not avail themselves of other bodies?As an agency and proptech consultant, I am all for training and development, but this posturing that keeps agents in fear that they need to get their A’ level in agency ‘or else’ is wearing a little thin.With the obvious shift in the estate agency paradigm, prompted by WFH culture and Covid-19, the real focus for industry thought leadership should be around AI and the use of technology.Helping agents make the change from legacy groundhog systems to being more connected to their clients and ensure their businesses will thrive in the new world of technology, that is eating many agents lunches.If agents are fed up with being threatened with the school masters slipper on their backside, contact me, perhaps there is a better way.Log in to ReplyWhat’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
Television crews have been spotted in central Oxford filming the next series of Endeavour, season four, due to air next year. The series is a prequel to Morse and tells the story of the famous detective in his young days, played by Shaun Evans. Series four is set to take place in Oxford in the summer of 1967.Crowds of tourists and locals watched the filming on Catte Street, near the Bridge of Sighs, whilst film crews and extras were also spotted around Turl Street on Wednesday. Earlier this year, the cast and crew were spotted filming near the Radcliffe Camera and also stopped to pose for pictures with fans when filming in New College.Alice Jaspars, a Magdalen second year, managed to take in some of the action. She told Cherwell, “Walking past Hertford it is fairly apparent that something is going on. The street is strewn with tourists taking even more selfies than usual by the Bod. White vans of a dubious nature are lined up outside the Sheldonian. A woman dressed in ‘60s garb dashes from one side of the street to another.“Shaun Evans and Roger Allam are deep in conversation. Encouraged by my aunt I walk over to try and get a photo with the cast before filming resumes. Praying I won’t say something totally ridiculous, I manage to behave like an almost normal human being and keep the conversation to the fact I love the show, and asked if the tiger in the last series was real. (It was.)“In a brief conversation with an extra it seems that the tea is free flowing, the days are long, and the shoes are excruciating. She’s been an extra a few times and has absolutely loved her time as part of the show, with the outfits (shoes excluded) her favourite aspect.”
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Aqueous is bringing their genre-bending funkadelic groove rock out on Random Company fall tour across the country with multiple festivals and some great show partners. August will see Aqueous making their third straight visit to the Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA and continuing a themed residency at Baltimore’s 8×10 club with moe. and Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute shows lined up on Aug. 17 and 31. The band will also bring their soaring melodies to headline all three nights of the annual Night Lights Music Festival in Sherman NY at the hallowed grounds of Blue Heron festSeptember spotlights some tasty opening slots with Twiddle in CT (Sep. 9), Everyone Orchestra in Syracuse, NY (Sep. 15) and across the border in Toronto Sep. 30 with The Werks. October starts out at Flour City Station in Rochester, NY before returning to their hometown for a three-night EP release party at the Buffalo Iron Works as well as Nectar’s in Burlington, VT. Later in the month, the band will head to Colorado for tour dates with Perpetual Groove, before heading to NYC for a Phish tribute in November. You can see the full tour schedule below.The band has also announced a new permanent drummer, Rob Houk. Houk has been playing with the band over the past few months and accepted the gig for good last June. Houk started drumming at age five, completely self taught, and has never looked back. He cites major old school influences like John Bonham, Keith Moon, and Neil Peart as well as newer influences such as Carter Beaufort, Jon Fishman, and Kris Myers.Says Houk, “I couldn’t be more excited for the future. These guys put in so much hard work over the past ten years. I’m really lucky to be able to join them on this adventure. With the great attitude and effort these guys all put forth they really push me to be a better musician.”Right on! Check out the full tour schedule below.Aqueous Fall Tour 2016Aug 5 – Band on the Bricks | Rochester, NY w/ Turkuaz Aug 6 – Shadefest | Avenue, MDAug 11 – The Riverboat Bar | Alexandria Bay, NYAug 12 – The Peach Music Festival | Scranton, PA Aug 17 – 8×10 | Baltimore, MDAug 18 – Abbey Bar | Harrisburg, PAAug 20 – The Camping Trip | Jeffersonville, NYAug 25 – 27 – Night Lights Music Festival | Sherman, NYAug 31 – 8×10 | Baltimore, MDSep 2 – The Camel | Richmond, VA w/ The Southern BellesSep 3 – The Whiskey | Wilmington, NC w/ Groove FetishSep 9 – College Street Music Hall | New Haven, CT w/ TwiddleSep 10 – Fete Music Hall | Providence, RISep 15 – Westcott Theater | Syracuse, NY w/ Everyone OrchestraSep 17 – Martyrs | Chicago, IL w/ DigeometricSep 22 – Catskill Chill | Lakewood, PASep 30 – Hard Luck Bar | Toronto, CN w/ The WerksOct 1 – Flour City Station | Rochester, NYOct 5 – The Rex Theatre | Pittsburgh, PA w/ TAUKOct 6 – DRXVMS | Athens, OH w/ Broccoli Samurai Oct 7 – Beachland Tavern | Cleveland, OHOct 8 – Putnam Den | Saratoga Springs, NYOct 13 & 14 – Buffalo Iron Works | Buffalo, NY (CD Release shows) Oct 15 – Nectar’s | Burlington, VT (CD Release show)Oct 20 – TBDOct 21 – Lamasco Bar | Evansville, INOct 22 – TBDOct 25 – The Bottleneck | Lawrence, KSOct 26 – The Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO w/ Perpetual GrooveOct 27 – The Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO w/ Perpetual GrooveOct 28 & 29 – Cervantes | Denver, CO w/ Perpetual GrooveNov 6 – Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY (Phish Tribute Event)Nov 12 – Java Barn | Canton, NY
In the wake of the horrific school shootings in Newtown, Conn., in December, three Harvard experts say the best way to curb gun violence in the U.S. is to take a broad public health approach, drawing on proven, evidence-based strategies that have successfully reduced other public health threats like smoking, car crashes, and accidental poisonings.The authors make the case for a comprehensive public health approach to gun violence in a viewpoint article published online January 7, 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).For instance, in much the same way that media, celebrities, peers, teachers, and physicians worked together in the latter decades of the 20th century to “de-glorify” cigarettes—previously seen as symbols of power, modernity, and sexuality—an analogous campaign “could justifiably equate gun violence with weakness, irrationality, and cowardice” and reduce its glorification in movies, television, and video games, the authors write.
The United States’ global pre-eminence in higher education is based, in part, on a time-honored partnership with the federal government, including an exemption in the tax code that supports teaching and research, officials from Harvard University argued in a letter to two congressional committees on March 31.This relationship enables Harvard and peer universities across America to make college affordable through generous financial aid programs; to support students and professors; to build laboratories, libraries, museums, and institutes; to contribute jobs and spending to the economy; and to graduate future leaders, the letter said.“America’s colleges and universities are admired the world over because of longstanding and shared commitment … to educating individuals regardless of their backgrounds, to driving discovery and innovation, and to serving the public,” Harvard President Drew Faust wrote in a cover letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) of the House Ways and Means Committee.“The federal government is a vital partner in this effort, providing strong federal student aid programs, tax benefits to encourage students to pursue higher education, funding for basic and applied research, and support for charitable organizations, as offered in the tax code,” Faust continued.Harvard was among 56 private colleges and universities that received inquiries from the two committees in February.In a 23-page document replete with facts and figures, University officials detailed the endowment’s critical role in supporting activities ranging from instruction and scholarship to financial aid for undergraduates and Ph.D. students.Harvard’s endowment, they wrote, consists of more than 13,000 individual funds, of which 84 percent (totaling $31 billion) are restricted by the terms of the original donations. Annual investment returns, the officials explained, are employed for two competing purposes: to fund current operations and to maintain the endowment’s inflation-adjusted value over time, enabling it to support Harvard’s mission in perpetuity. Overspending now, they said, would erode the endowment’s future value, crippling its ability to fund coming generations of faculty and students the same level of activities as it does today.“Harvard reconciles these goals — steady, predictable distributions and maintenance of purchasing power over time — annually in setting the endowment distribution,” Harvard officials wrote in the memo to the congressional committees. “The practice has been to target an annual endowment payout of 5.0-5.5 percent of market value, employing a formula that smooths market returns into the distribution over time to provide predictability of income for budgeting purposes.”Harvard, they noted, is made up of 13 Schools with more than 21,000 students. With a $4.5 billion annual operating budget, it is one of Massachusetts’ largest employers.All this, Faust argued, is made possible by Harvard’s endowment, which she called “the University’s largest asset and our largest source of financial support,” funding 35 percent of its operating budget. She also highlighted the endowment’s support for financial aid across the University, including at Harvard College, where one in five families pay nothing toward the cost of tuition, room, and board, and nearly 60 percent of undergraduates pay reduced costs.“Harvard’s graduate students also receive significant assistance from the University: doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are fully funded for five years or more, and Harvard’s professional Schools also provide need-based aid,” she wrote.
It’s time for a Bombshell revival…already?! The fictional Marilyn Monroe musical from the NBC drama Smash will come to life again in a one-night-only concert in the Big Apple next year to benefit The Actors Fund. Cast and venue information for the June 15 event will be announced at a later date. The series starred American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee and Broadway favorite Megan Hilty as the Marilyn hopefuls, as well as Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Jeremy Jordan, Anjelica Huston, Andy Mientus and Jack Davenport. Here’s hoping at least some of those faces will make an appearance! Throughout the course of its run, we heard 22 original songs written for Bombshell, penned by Tony and Grammy-winning team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The numbers included “Let Me Be Your Star,” “Dig Deep,” “They Just Keep Moving the Line” and “Don’t Forget Me.” View Comments Smash premiered in February 2012 and followed the conception, development and Broadway life of the Marilyn Monroe bio-musical. Among the ladies to have donned the platinum blonde wig during Bombshell’s course were Ivy Lynn, a Broadway alum looking for her big break (Hilty), Karen Cartwright, a wide-eyed newcomer from Iowa (McPhee) and film star Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman, because of course). The show’s second season introduced Kyle and Jimmy (Mientus and Jordan), a singer-songwriter duo who write Hit List, a new Broadway-bound musical that ultimately competes with Bombshell at the (fake/super campy) Tony Awards. The series concluded after two seasons in May 2013. This isn’t the first concert presentation of a fake musical to follow the series’ cancellation. In December 2013, 54 Below presented Hit List, featuring Smash alums Jordan, Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez, as well as Carrie Manolakos.
The SBA is proud to announce the launch of the SBAExchange Pilot Program, an electronic tool designed to facilitate small business purchasing opportunities with the government sector. With SBAExchange, government agencies can award purchase acquisitions up to $100,000 and make payments with a government-wide commercial purchasing card.SBAExchange will help small businesses compete for purchases that are currently being obtained through other contracting methods.To participate, small businesses must obtain an Internet-based Supplier Web Site from www.SBAExchange.gov(link is external). Through the Supplier Web Site, a small business will receive the following benefits:a fully hosted, supplier-branded e-commerce website;an electronic catalog;a centralized order management system for receiving and processing Internet-based orders fromfederal, state, local and commercial buying authorities;a management system for tracking and submitting quotes; andtechnical assistance.The annual cost for a small business to participate in the SBAExchange is $1,500, with a transaction fee of 2% added to all orders. The first 2,500 small businesses to register will receive a $450.00 discount.There are no costs associated with agency participation in the program.To participate in the SBAExchange as a buyer or seller, simply follow the step-by-step instructions available at the website www.SBAExchange.gov(link is external). The SBAExchange Pilot Program will be active from October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2005.SBA Re-Evaluates 504 Loan ProgramThe SBA is considering ways to improve coverage of the Certified Development Company Loan Program (504 Program) to ensure that all small businesses have access to long-term fixed-rate financing. SBA is revisiting the 504 Program policies as a prudent management exercise in light of major changes in the economy, the financial services industry, technology, and in CDC operations since the program’s inception in 1980. An Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) was published in Vol. 67, No. 235 of the Federal Register on December 6, 2002.The ANPRM contains specific questions about the 504 Program. In particular, SBA is seeking comments on the following: Whether the 504 Program is meeting its statutory purpose; the appropriate long-term goals and annual performance measures for the program, given its statutory requirement; the appropriate data elements required to assure solid program oversight while minimizing public data collection burdens; operational or regulatory impediments to providing long-term financing in rural or urban areas; and programmatic change that could increase CDC competition and increase small business access to loans.After a review of public comments, SBA will consider proposing amendments to existing program regulations to improve overall program management. All interested parties are invited to submit written comments by February 4, 2003.A copy of the ANPRM is available at www.gpo.gov(link is external) or by contacting the Vermont District Office at (802) 828-4422.SBA TrainingThe Vermont District Office will conduct the following lender training sessions at the SBA office in Montpelier. Space is limited; to reserve a seat, call (802) 828-4422.Level I Training“Introduction to SBA Lending”Training will include a review of eligibility issues relating to Express and PLP loans.Wednesday, Jan. 29, 20039:30 a.m.—12:00 noonContact Val Vallerand, ext. 214SBA Liquidation TrainingWednesday, February 19, 20039:30 a.m.—12:00 noonContact Pete Downey, ext. 205
With temperatures reaching record highs throughout much of the region, Stratton Mountain Resort celebrated the occasion, not with beach towels, but with skis and a snowboard. The attached photo and video comes from the setup for the first annual Mountain Mayhem Rail Jam, held on Sunday, May 30 at Stratton Mountain Resort. The snow chute was carved from the same 22 foot superpipe that Olympians Hannah Teter and Louie Vito rode at the U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships in March.Clearly the best way to beat the heat was on the snow!Source: Stratton. 5.26.2010