UKAEA nominated in Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2021 Two UKAEA staff have been shortlisted for Oxfordshire Apprenticeships’ 2021 awards – in addition to the Authority itself being nominated.Electrical engineer Barry Preston was named in the final three of the awards’ Shining Star category. This award recognises apprentices who have demonstrated outstanding career progression since their training.In addition, Associate Project Manager Apprentice, Rosie Lay, was nominated in the Higher Apprentice of the Year category.UKAEA has also been shortlisted as a finalist in the Large Employer award.Barry – who joined UKAEA as an Electrical Engineering apprentice in 2013 and graduated in 2017 – now works at its RACE robotics centre and is involved in the programme to upgrade JET’s Remote Handling Systems.Barry, who said he applied to the UKAEA Apprenticeship Scheme because he wanted to learn and be involved in world-leading research into fusion energy, said:“I feel honoured to have been named in the Top 3 of the Shining Star award, and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me through my apprenticeship and beyond.“The most enjoyable and challenging project I completed as an apprentice was to design a haptic glove system to control robotic arms remotely using a VR interface.”Rosie, who joined as an apprentice in September 2019, has already worked on a range of key projects at UKAEA.She said: “I was pleasantly surprised to hear I had been shortlisted. I feel very proud, and I am so grateful for all the opportunities I have had throughout my apprenticeship to work on a variety of different projects and activities across the organisation.”The winners will be announced in May. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:apprenticeship, Award, Barry, career, energy, Engineering, Government, project, race, research, robotics, UK, UK Government
Announced at the end of May, the CU Boulder community is making preparations for a COVID-19-ready campus for the fall semester, with classes beginning on Aug. 24. Three groups were established to assist in the implementation of the Road Map to Fall 2020:COVID-19-Ready Campus TeamAcademic Instruction TeamResource Alignment TeamThese teams are hard at work building the infrastructure and procedures that will be necessary to mitigate risk and facilitate research and teaching this fall. As part of this iterative process, the teams are committed to sharing regular updates on their progress.Health and Safety Policy, Updated Student Conduct ApprovedChancellor DiStefano approved the COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy, setting the expectations for all students, faculty, staff and visitors necessary to enable the Road Map to Fall 2020 plan. The policy includes measures on social distancing and campus density reductions; the use of appropriate personal protective equipment and enhanced cleaning protocols; and personal hygiene discipline. The Student Code of Conduct (PDF) has been updated with health and safety expectations and requirements for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. This update will help hold students accountable and is one of many tools to help keep our community safe. Effective June 25, 2020, the Student Code of Conduct now includes specific guidelines for campus health and safety policies including following public health orders, meeting university expectations for social and physical distancing while on campus, wearing a face covering and following guidelines for events and social gatherings.News from the COVID-19-Ready Campus TeamFacilities/infrastructureA facilities task force with subgroups for HVAC, cleaning, social distancing, bus transit, transportation demand management/outdoor spaces and access control is making progress in multiple areas: Design of plexiglass barriers—with transactional service counter spaces being prioritized—are being coordinated with the HVAC subgroup to ensure installations don’t cause unforeseen issues. The first of these has been installed in the CASE building. The cleaning subgroup has begun updating comprehensive cleaning protocols for the campus, including for classroom spaces. The social distancing subgroup began identifying needs for special events in coordination with county and state guidelines, and is developing guidelines for elevators, masks and restrooms. The bus transit group will begin discussing route options and queueing options for stops as more information becomes clear around housing populations, classroom schedules and cohort designs. The task force is evaluating space for instructional use, first looking at centrally scheduled classrooms, followed by departmental classrooms, conference rooms, non-traditional academic spaces (recreation center, UMC, Athletics, etc.) and outdoor spaces, including the possibility of using open-air and climate-controlled tents as options for addressing classroom, dining, study and other space needs. The access control subgroup is discussing two options for building access: one where buildings are generally open during the academic day, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and a second where access is more restricted. Housing On Friday, June 19, Residence Life sent out room assignments to about 4,500 students for Main Campus and Kittredge residence halls. Discussions continued around: Cohorting, in coordination with the colleges and schools. Protocols for policy/procedure changes to the visitor policy for the residence halls. Move-in dates have been updated and will now take place from Monday, Aug. 17, to Friday, Aug. 21, with students signing up online for check-in slots. News from the Academic Instruction TeamThe Office of Information Technology fielded a survey of colleges and schools to learn about their needs and priorities for academic technology for fall 2020. The survey closed on Friday, June 19, and OIT is analyzing the responses to create a proposal from the Academic Instruction Team for shared campus purchasing. OIT will use the responses to help departments and programs devise plans for more individualized needs. Colleges and schools identified priority courses for first-year students, and those courses are now being considered for cohorted student enrollment. Groups from Facilities and the Office of the Registrar are working together to create solutions for class scheduling and classroom assignments that follow physical distancing guidelines and facilitate the full use of class meeting times across the entire day, Monday through Friday. The Academic Instruction Team published guidance to deans, chairs and directors on June 18 on the above topics, on how faculty should respond to students who request an online/remote option for an in-person course, and on faculty FAQs. The team is planning a new edition of guidance to deans, chairs and directors for the week of June 29. Topics will include academic technology, teaching support for faculty, student registration scheduling and campus preparations for COVID-19-ready classrooms.News from the Resource Alignment TeamThe Resource Alignment Team met on June 16 and team champions approved steps to support remote teaching, learning and collaboration, and classroom preparation for fall 2020. These steps include:The purchase and installment of portable HEPA filter units in more than 120 naturally ventilated classrooms around campus. The purchase of and/or support for several IT investments: Acquisition of a systemwide remote collaboration tool to enable remote teaching and learning. An RFP for all CU campuses will close on July 6 with recommendations to campus CIOs by July 31. Funding for new standard-performance Dell laptops for those in teaching roles with unmet personal technology needs. To have the greatest impact with limited resources, the project will prioritize people who have teaching responsibilities that affect the first-year experience and those who teach large numbers of students. OIT will procure, prepare and distribute the laptops before the start of the fall semester. An intake process to identify department needs will launch the first week of July to deans, chairs and directors. Acquisition of exam-proctoring software necessary to implement traditional online test-taking, excluding courses that previously used the software. MediaSite at-home recording capabilities, which allow instructors to create, record and manage their own content at home. It employs the same media player used in the on-campus classroom capture service. Availability is coming in mid-July for instructors and faculty. The Resource Alignment Team will discuss a matrix to prioritize resources.Do you have a question or comment about implementation team work on the Road Map to Fall 2020? 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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has announced two executive staff promotions: Wendy Earp to vice president, secretary and chief financial officer; and Ann Wilson to senior vice president of government affairs. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Ann and Wendy are two very critically important members of the MEMA team and this recognition of their contributions to our association’s success is well deserved,” said Bob McKenna, MEMA president and CEO. “These promotions recognize Wendy and Ann for the outstanding jobs they are doing for the MEMA membership,” he added. Wendy Earp is responsible for the financial management of MEMA and its market segment associations: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA); Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA); and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). She also directs budgeting and finance functions for the automotive-related trade associations administered by MEMA Management Services Group Inc., MEMA’s association management group. Earp joined the MEMA staff in 2001 as controller. She was promoted to director of finance in 2003 and vice president of finance in 2005. Before joining MEMA, she was an experienced audit manager for the Raleigh, NC, office of a top-tier public accounting firm. Earp is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and she is a certified public accountant. Ann Wilson joined MEMA in 2004 as the vice president of government affairs, based in the association’s Washington, D.C., office. Wilson works with the association’s Washington office staff in overseeing federal and state legislative and regulatory monitoring, reporting and advocacy. She develops and promotes association members’ views on legislation and regulations affecting the motor vehicle supplier industry. Wilson also coordinates the Government Affairs Committee, which consists of government affairs professionals and other executives from MEMA’s three market segment associations – AASA, HDMA and OESA. The committee guides staff in establishing specific legislative, regulatory and public affairs communications goals on behalf of all MEMA members, and developing plans to achieve them. Advertisement Wilson came to MEMA from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), Washington, D.C., where she served as the senior vice president of government affairs. Prior to joining RMA in 1998, Wilson was the vice president of government affairs for the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), based in Alexandria, VA. She served as state legislative council for the American Trucking Associations from 1989 to 1991. Wilson earned her law degree from the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in child advocacy. For more information about MEMA, go to: www.mema.org.
For the first time in its 73-year history, the Deutshe Messe made the decision to hold the trade fair virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.This year, Industry 5.0, artificial intelligence, 5G, smart energy and logistics 4.0 will be major talking points between participants, as it hopes to provide the same take-away content.Although industry experts will not be gathering together in person, the Digital Days event will still provide attendees with keynotes, panel discussions, live chats, networking and presentations.Kicking off on the 14th July, the Digital Days event will begin with a panel discussion under the title, Forward to the New – New Opportunities for Progress, featuring an array of industry experts. Partner Country Indonesia will put a start two day two, with Arif Havas Oegroseno, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Federal Republic of Germany, providing an overview of Indonesia’s economic development and investment opportunities for industry.In addition to the above, one of the biggest highlights of Hannover Messe Digital Days is the Hermes Award ceremony. For the first time, this internationally coveted technology prize will be awarded digitally. The winner will be announced on 14th July.
LNG World News Staff Japan to slash LNG imports by 2030Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry revealed that the country plans to cut its dependence on fossil fuels in its energy mix which would result in the decrease of LNG imports.GE launches new gas turbineGE Oil & Gas has unveiled what it claims its most efficient aeroderivative gas turbine to date, the LM6000-PF+.Amec Foster Wheeler wins Zeebrugge LNG expansion jobAmec Foster Wheeler has been awarded an engineering contract by Felguera IHI, a Duro Felguera Group company, for the expansion of the Zeebrugge LNG terminal in Belgium.Nine Dynagas carriers chartered for Yamal LNGDynagas Holding, the sponsor of Dynagas LNG Partners, said that it has entered into long-term time charter agreements for five ARC7 and four ARC4 carriers for the giant Yamal LNG project.Moody’s worried about Inpex cost overrunsCredit rating agency Moody’s said it has changed its outlook on Japan’s Inpex to negative from stable.
NEW YORK, CMC – For the eighth time, disgraced former CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb has had his sentencing delayed. The 54-year-old Webb pleaded guilty back in November 2015, to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies in the US-led crackdown on bribery and corruption in international football, and was due to be sentenced next month.Webb has been under house arrest in the US for most of that time and has already agreed to forfeit more than US$6.7 million.However, he was able to secure the latest postponement through his lawyer, Ernie Gao, who asked prosecutors to push sentencing back by six months. This now means that any sentencing is now likely to take place in March 2019. He had been named in a 47-count indictment announced by the US Department of Justice, with Trinidadian Jack Warner – a former CONCACAF chief and long-serving FIFA vice-president – also included.Webb is also wanted by Cayman Islands authorities in connection with another matter. Local charges are pending against him for his role in the scandal involving the CarePay swipe card contract at the Health Services Authority. Webb and long-time friend and former CIFA treasurer, Canover Watson – who has already been convicted – are accused of pocketing millions of dollars in connection with that case.It’s not yet clear if US authorities will extradite him to the Cayman Islands to face the court on that matter.
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