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first_imgThe higher capacity is expected to be available in late 2020 following the addition of incremental pumping and storage capabilities Image: Saddlehorn Pipeline to further expand following increased volume commitments. Photo: courtesy of PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay. Saddlehorn Pipeline Company, LLC (“Saddlehorn”) announced today a further expansion of the Saddlehorn pipeline. Following a successful open season during July and subsequent increased volume commitments from shippers, the pipeline’s capacity will be increased by a total of 100,000 barrels per day (“bpd”) to a new total capacity of approximately 290,000 bpd. The higher capacity is expected to be available in late 2020 following the addition of incremental pumping and storage capabilities.The Saddlehorn pipeline, which is jointly owned by affiliates of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) (“Magellan”), Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) (“Plains”) and Western Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) (“WES”), is currently capable of transporting 190,000 bpd of crude oil and condensate from the DJ and Powder River Basins to storage facilities in Cushing, Oklahoma owned by Magellan and Plains. Magellan serves as operator of the Saddlehorn pipeline.In conjunction with the increased volume commitments, Noble Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: NBLX) (“NBLX”), through its affiliate Black Diamond Gathering LLC, has an option to buy up to a 20% ownership interest in Saddlehorn, with Magellan and Plains each selling up to a 10% interest to NBLX if the option were exercised. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

first_imgMany of us think that we suffer the highest property prices and ridiculous rises, but we are not alone. Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index shows that three cities recorded double-digit annual price increases; Vancouver, Sydney and Shanghai and around 73% of cities recorded positive annual price growth in the year to September.Kate Everett-Allen (left), Partner, International Residential Research, Knight Frank, says, “As we enter a new era of rising interest rates, greater regulation and potentially lower returns, it will be interesting to see which cities’ prime residential markets will outperform. Events in the world’s two largest economies look set to dominate the proceedings in 2016. The scale of the slowdown in China and the recent US interest rate rise will determine the performance of property markets across developed and emerging markets alike over the next 12 – 18 months.“If we are to pick one prime market which we predict will outperform the world’s top tier of global cities, it is Sydney. Nonetheless, even here the pace of luxury price growth is expected to slow from 15% year-on-year in 2015 to 10% in 2016. Australia’s economic slowdown, weaker stock market performance in recent months and the introduction of foreign investment fees explain the lower rate of growth in 2016.”Knight Frank’s global property statistics for 2015London is the most important city to the world’s wealthy, followed by New York and Hong Kong.Residential prices are highest in Monaco. Here, US$1m buys you 17.3 square metres,Singapore’s ultra-high net worth population (UHNW) is forecast to rise by 1,752 between 2014 and 2024.A study of 15 key global cities shows that at 2.9% and 2.3% foreign investors are charged the lowest property costs in Shanghai for a US$1m and US$10m investment respectively over a five year period.The same study of 15 global cities shows that tax costs are lowest in Monaco. Here, tax costs for foreign investors equate to 3.5% of the property price at year five whether purchasing a US$1m or US$10m property.New York and London continue to lead development trends, in terms of design, pricing and iconic architecture.Val d’Isere and Meribel lead the 2015 Ski Property Index recording annual price growth of 5.8% and 4.5% respectivelyOnline viewings of island properties for sale increased by 21% compared with a year earlierProperty accounted for 32% of an UHNWI’s investment portfolio according to this year’s Attitudes Survey.Cape Town, Zurich and Toronto recorded the strongest rise in prime rents in the year to June 2015Global property markets Knight Frank’s global property statistics for 2015 Global cities property prices January 6, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’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 » Housing Market » Global cities of desire previous nextHousing MarketGlobal cities of desireIf you think London house prices are rocketing, and you dream of living somewhere else, check out the rest of the world.The Negotiator6th January 20160591 Viewslast_img read more

first_imgBlenheim Palace’s website refers to “significant issues” with the chapel stemming from environmental causes. Speaking to the BBC, conservation manager Richard Bowden saw that the chapel’s ‘internal conditions’ were causing structural damage. Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire’s only UNESCO World Heritage site, is due to undergo a £600,000 restoration to its chapel. Image credit: BjoernEisbaer / Wikimedia Commons The chapel, constructed in the early 18th century and designed by the architect Sir John Vanbrugh, has experienced water damage, a series of leaks harming the paint and plasterwork. The focal point of this chapel, which underwent further modifications in the Victorian era, is a monument designed by Sarah Churchill, 1st Duchess of Marlborough, depicting her late husband, famed military commander and statesman John Churchill. The monument portrays John as a Roman general along with his two sons, this tribute to the first family to reside in the Palace a striking example of English Baroque design. Concerns have been raised about the state of Britain’s historic buildings in recent weeks after the manor house which served as the set of BBC’s Poldark was found to be in disrepair. Coronavirus restrictions have placed an added burden on such sites, limiting their income from tourist visits. last_img read more

first_imgEntries for California Raisins Bread Competition 2010 need to be sent to Bako North Western by 30 June, not Bako Northern as previously stated.Craft/artisan bakers are invited to take part for the chance to win a trip to IBIE in Las Vegas, followed by two days in Fresno to tour the California Raisin industry and a further two-day visit to the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley. Send your two samples to Bako North Western by midday on 30 June to:California Raisins Bread Comp 2010Bako North Western Ltd74 Roman Way Industrial EstateLongridge RoadPrestonPR2 5BEPlease do not forget to include your full contact name, company details and a brief description of the bread contents.For further details please contact The California Raisin Administrative Committee 020 8741 8513 or email [email protected]last_img read more

first_img2016 has been a rough year for Gregg Allman. After a bout of pneumonia derailed most of his summer tour, fans were delighted at the announcement of a 20+ date fall/winter tour last week. However, that excitement has proven short-lived. The new tour was set to kick off this past Sunday with the first of ten November shows at NYC’s City Winery this past Sunday, but Allman was forced to cancel the first two shows due to a bruised vocal chord. Ticket holders received refunds, and Gregg’s band even played the shows anyway without their front man, free of charge, with the City Winery residency set to resume as planned tomorrow.Unfortunately, today Allman fans some more bad news: Gregg will not be returning to the stage tomorrow. Instead, he has postponed the NYC residency until July 2017, and has cancelled the remainder of the tour to take several months off and “focus on his health so he can return to playing live later in 2017.”In a statement, Allman continued, “This is the hardest thing I’ve had to do in a long, long, time. I’ve been on the road for 45 years because I live to play music with my friends for my fans. As much as I hate it, it’s time for me to take some real time off to heal. Not making a show is a really hard decision for me because I want to play so bad, but it’s also hard on my partners and fans who make plans to be with me. I never want to put anybody in a bad spot. I’m so grateful for the people that I work with and for the fans that come to my shows and I want to be at my best for all of them. That means I’m going to have to wait until I’m feeling really good, not just good enough like I have been. Good enough isn’t working for us all.”The Gregg Allman Band led by music director/guitarist Scott Sharrard will perform historic Allman Brothers Band and solo Allman material as free concerts at City Winery to fulfill their scheduled obligations. On Wednesday, the band and a handful of special guests will play the Allman Brothers Band’s self-titled debut album and more, while on Thursday The Gregg Allman Band and guests will present a “Best Of The Solo Years” set in their absent bandleader’s honor.We wish Gregg all the best on his road to recovery, and can’t wait to see him when he’s back to 100% next year.[h/t – JamBase]last_img read more

first_imgToday, Jackie Greene and Anders Osborne announced some exciting news for the fall. The duo will team up for a number of dates across October and November, with the two performing collaborative acoustic shows together with just the two of them. The tour, which is debatably the best tour name of this year, is dubbed the “Sitting Around, Singing Some Songs – Tourgether 2017.” While only six concerts thus far have been announced, more dates are on the way. Thus far, the Tourgether is scheduled to perform two shows at City Winery in New York City on October 27th, two shows at City Winery in Atlanta, a show at the City Winery in Chicago, and a show at Space in Evanston, Illinois.EXCLUSIVE: Anders Osborne Talks Tour, Aiding Musicians In Recovery With “Send Me A Friend”Anders Osbourne & Jackie Greene Tourgether 2017October 27 – City Winery – New York City, NYC (two shows)November 2 – City Wintery – Atlanta, GA (two shows)November 4 – City Winery – Chicago, ILNovember 5 – Space – Evanston, ILlast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York State lawmakers joined Common Core opponents in criticizing President Barack Obama’s nomination of former New York State Education Commissioner John King for U.S. Secretary of Education in the first day of confirmation hearings Thursday.King, who assumed the role of acting commissioner in January, remains a lightning rod for fury among parents and teachers across New York State upset about his botched implementation of the controversial Common Core education reforms, which led to hundreds of thousands of students across the state and nation “opting out” of taking the standardized tests.Critics charge King’s previous tenure is proof he is incompetent and therefore unqualified for a higher office that carries nationwide responsibilities. “The bottom line is putting King as the Secretary of Education is basically perpetuating a flawed program that’s destructive to kids and destructive to schools,” NYS Assemb. Al Graf (R,C,I – Holbrook) tells the Press. “I would think that if they really want to fix education in this country, you want someone with experience in the classroom. And he doesn’t have that. He made a mess of New York, now you’re going to give him the opportunity to make a mess out of the rest of the country?”Graf accompanied fellow Long Island lawmakers Assemb. Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square), Assemb. Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) and Assemb. Dean Murray (R,C,I-East Patchogue) in issuing statements calling upon U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. Charles Schumer to oppose the confirmation. “I am disappointed with the decision to nominate King as Arne Duncan’s successor, as it limits the opportunity to revitalize the future of our education system,” slammed Assemb. Ra, ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Education, in a press release. “We are encouraging our federal representatives to oppose King’s selection because he is simply not the visionary our students deserve. “In order to be successful in our efforts, we must keep our calls for appropriate educational standards, local control, and decreased reliance on mandated testing consistent at the state and federal levels,” he continued.Despite the bashing, King, who grew up in Brooklyn and whose parents were lifelong public school educators, credited education with saving his life during testimony before the U.S. Senate Education Committee Thursday. “I’m mindful of how remarkable it is that I am here at all,” he told federal lawmakers. “Some of you may know, I believe education is the difference between hope and despair, between life and death even, because it was for me.”Describing a “scary and unpredictable” home life following the death of his mother when he was 8 years old and the loss of his father to undiagnosed Alzheimer’s disease just four years later, King stated:“Amidst that trauma and uncertainty, school was my refuge and teachers were my saviors.” His personal battles aside, King remains within the crosshairs of local anti-Common Core advocates, among them, the Patchogue-Medford School District went so far as to adopt a resolution opposing his nomination, with its Board of Education declaring: “We cannot help but conclude that amplifying Dr. King’s abject failure as the leader of the educational establishment in New York State to the federal level is good for no one.”The resolution put forth a recommendation stipulating that “the President of the United States nominate, for our nation, a Secretary of Education who is proven leader in education, who has extensive public school experience, and proven success, as a both a teacher and administrator, who will be responsive to others, while being empathetic to the realistic needs of our nation’s students and working with the educational community.”Patchogue-Medford Superintendent Michael Hynes tells the Press via Facebook: “In his short tenure as the Commissioner of Education, John King has done more damage to the children in the state of NY then the past five commissioners combined.”In a feature report titled “John King: More of the Same or Worse” for the education advocacy nonprofit Network for Public Education, Executive Director Carol Burris (former principal of Rockville Centre’s South Side High School) detailed King’s experience leading up to this nomination, describing King as an inadequate leader who oversaw disastrous education policy. Burris examines not only King’s lack of experience as a classroom educator, but within the realm of public education. His experience, it states, centered around only private and charter schools for a total of three years before taking a position as managing director of the Uncommon Schools chain of charter schools. Burris describes King as “inflexible” and “quick to criticize” those who opposed his views while education commissioner. Under his tenure, the “opt-out” movement in New York grew such that an estimated 240,000 students refused the tests, and 625,000 nationwide, according to nonprofit The National Center for Fair and Open Testing. Burris also criticizes King’s decision to “stay the course” after it was apparent that the Common Core initiative was riddled with flaws that invalidated the efforts of the education community and discouraged thousands of educators, students, and parents throughout the state.“The 2013 Common Core tests were a disaster,” Burris writes. “The setting of unreasonably high proficiency cut scores, the length of the tests, and confusing and overly difficult questions caused both scores and parent confidence to plummet. “Principals reported young children in tears, becoming physically ill,” she adds. “The 2014 tests were a rerun of the previous year, and the achievement gap and the Opt Out movement grew. In 2014, the New York State United Teachers called for John King’s resignation.”last_img read more

first_imgThough Democrats flipped Republican-held seats in Colorado and Arizona, they lost one in Alabama and failed to capture seats in several other states in which they invested enormous sums of money.But a second Georgia runoff would extend their hopes through January, and focus the nation’s attention squarely on the Peach State. The Ossoff campaign said Thursday that the race was on track to require a runoff. “We are confident that Jon Ossoff’s historic performance in Georgia has forced Senator David Perdue to continue defending his indefensible record of unemployment, disease, and corruption,” Mr. Ossoff’s campaign manager, Ellen Foster, said in a statement.Mr. Perdue’s campaign manager, Ben Fry, said in a statement that if “overtime is required when all of the votes have been counted, we’re ready, and we will win.” Democrats’ sputtering hopes of reclaiming the Senate are on the edge of getting a boost, as Senator David Perdue, the Republican incumbent in Georgia, could be forced into a runoff with his Democratic challenger if his vote share remains below 50 percent once the state’s final votes are counted.As of Thursday afternoon, with 97 percent of the votes counted, Mr. Perdue had 49.9 percent of the vote against Jon Ossoff, who had 47.7 percent. Under Georgia law, if Mr. Perdue finishes below 50 percent, he’ll face Mr. Ossoff in a one-on-one vote in January.- Advertisement – On Wednesday, Mr. Warnock shared a pre-emptive video parodying the attacks he expects Ms. Loeffler to launch against him. The video claims Dr. Warnock hates puppies and eats pizza with a fork and knife. “Get ready Georgia, the negative ads are coming,” Mr. Warnock said. There will already be one runoff election in Georgia: Senator Kelly Loeffler, a Republican, will face the Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – If Democrats were able to win both seats, and if Joseph R. Biden Jr. wins the presidency, they would have the 50 senators needed to usher through judicial and cabinet appointments, and enact a Democratic agenda. If Republicans maintain control, they could exert their power to block the priorities of a Biden administration.If President Trump prevails, the Democrats would need to achieve the enormously difficult feat of winning both Georgia seats and the North Carolina seat held by Senator Thom Tillis, who is nearly two percentage points ahead of his Democratic challenger, Cal Cunningham, with 94 percent of the votes tallied. The extra seat would be required because the vice president casts the tie-breaking vote in the Senate. Mr. Tillis has already declared victory. – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgThe Croatian Association of Marketing Communication Societies, HURA, hosted the annual meeting of professional associations at the European level, which brings together more than 2.500 agencies from 30 European countries and directly employs more than 120.000 people.U Dubrovniku se dva dana raspravljalo o aktualnostima u komunikacijskoj industriji, GDPR Uredbi i E-privacy uredbi koja će tek stupiti na snagu, ali i fenomenu lažnih vijesti i važnosti transparentnosti.  Predstavnici nacionalnih strukovnih udruženja složili su kako je važno zajedno istupati prema institucijama Europske unije  i zastupati interese komunikacijske industrije.Thus, for the first time, Croatia was given the opportunity to host the European Association of Marketing Communication Agencies (EACA), which HURA reluctantly accepted, and on that occasion, HURA President Davor Bruketa commented: “Ponosni smo što je Europsko udruženje agencija za tržišno komuniciranje prepoznalo proaktivno djelovanje HURA-e i odabralo nas kao domaćina godišnjeg sastanka. U HURA-i smo to shvatili kao priliku za snažnije uključivanje u međunarodne inicijative i mogućnost za aktivno utjecanje na politike i procese koji utječu na naš rad poput Opće uredbe o zaštiti osobnih podataka – GDPR.“By participating in the European Association of Marketing Communication Agencies, HURA actively acts at the international level with the aim of ensuring a better position of the communication industry on the market, but also at the national level actively educates experts through festivals and workshops that it systematically organizes.last_img read more

first_img“These are excellent indicators for Croatian tourism if we know that, for example, in April alone, more than 280 million world travelers sought key tourist information through TripAdvisor. “, commented the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić. So this year the popularity of our country has grown by an excellent 27 percent. Behind Croatia, in the category of countries with the highest growth in popularity on TripAdvisor in the period, is Slovenia with a growth of 22 percent, Montenegro with a growth of 18 percent, Greece with a growth of 12 percent and Cyprus with a growth of 11 percent.  Dubrovnik and Split are the cities with the highest growth in popularity In the city category, after Dubrovnik and Split, the most popular are Salou in Spain with 39 percent, Ayia Napa in Cyprus and Marmaris in Turkey with 31 percent and Ibiza in Spain with 29 percent.   center_img Additional confirmation of Croatia’s demand are cities Dubrovnik, which took first place in the category of cities with a popularity growth of 46 percent as well Split which ranks in an excellent second place with a popularity growth of 41 percent.  According to the obtained statistical data on the behavior and visits of portal users TripAdvisor, one of the largest specialized travel platforms in the world, Croatia is at the top of the list of countries with the highest search growth and popularity in the first four months this year, reports from the CNTB. TripAdvisor is available in 49 markets worldwide in 28 language variants, and its platforms contain more than 760 million comments and opinions from travelers and tourists about travel, as well as more than eight million accommodation facilities, restaurants, experiences, airlines and more.last_img read more