Tellurian executes agreements for $50m financing and reduction of term loan. (Credit: Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay) Tellurian Inc. has executed an agreement to sell $56 million of zero coupon, unsecured notes for gross proceeds of $50 million and provide the lender with warrants to purchase up to 20 million shares of Tellurian common stock, subject to customary closing conditions.In conjunction with this financing, Tellurian has also entered into an agreement to amend its 2019 Term Loan, including a reduction of the principal amount by $17.1 million. The agreement provides for a paydown of $2.1 million in cash, converts $15 million of principal value into equity through the issuance of approximately 9.3 million shares to the lender, and provides the lender with warrants to purchase up to approximately 4.7 million shares of Tellurian common stock, subject to customary closing conditions.Tellurian’s unaudited cash and cash equivalents balance proforma for the financing transaction would have been approximately $100.7 million as of March 31, 2020.President and CEO Meg Gentle said, “Tellurian is building cash reserves during this challenging time in global markets, positioning for a strong emergence from COVID-19 restrictions. We remain bullish on long-term natural gas demand growth, underscoring the acute need for Driftwood LNG.” Source: Company Press Release Tellurian’s unaudited cash and cash equivalents balance proforma for the financing transaction would have been approximately $100.7 million as of March 31, 2020
Position DetailsPosition TitleSenior Administrative Asst. (Social Work)Position Number000364Position SummaryThe Senior Administrative Assistant position providesadministrative support for the faculty within the Department ofSocial Work. The Department of Social Work includes the followingprograms: Bachelors of Social Work ( BSW ), Masters of Social Work( MSW, and Field Education (FE).Essential Job Functions of PositionGreet, assist and direct walk-in traffic. Answer telephone callsand take messages, direct/relay calls/messages as appropriate tofacilitate communication among faculty, students and thepublic.Serve as liaison between faculty, the Chair and students. Provideor obtain information in response to inquiries or specific issuesthat arise, contacting students as necessary to facilitatecommunication.Create and maintain office files. Address and mail requestedinformation to prospective students and other parties. Prepareoutgoing and process incoming mail.Maintain office supply inventory and order supplies as needed.Oversee use and maintenance of office equipment. Initiate repair ormaintenance as needed.Assist with ordering textbooks and desk copies as requested byinstructors following Bookstore procedures to facilitateavailability of textbooks for each semester.Copy, assemble and distribute correspondence, tests and otherdocuments as appropriate, including informational packets to newstudents and internship sites to facilitate program application andparticipation.Create and format documents (manuals, tests, etc.), and grade examsas requested. Review documents, door schedules, and other items asrequested. Type revisions for the clinical manual to updateinformation for users.Review student applications to verify completeness and follow upwith students to obtain missing information/documents.Create, update and maintain student files to track studentprogress.Download degree audits from Banner and update student audit sheetsverifying required coursework is complete, to aid faculty withstudent advisement. Complete audit and certificate sheets foraccepted students. Verify GPA’s meet standards, etc.Enter class schedules into Banner as directed by the Chair.Establish overrides in Banner as directed by course instructors forstudent enrollment. Distribute enrollment pin numbers forstudents.Update program websites as directed by the Chair.Monitor department budget accounts and keep Chair appraised ofaccount balances. Assist with budget preparation asrequested.Perform additional job related duties as assigned or asappropriate.Non-Essential Job Functions of PositionEducation and ExperienceHigh school diploma or GED . Two years of experience providingadministrative support, or completion of a course of study at thepost-secondary level in office management/support and 1 year ofexperience providing administrative support, or college degree andwork experience in an office environment.Preferred: Work experience in higher education or other educationalenvironment. Experience using Learning Management Systems ( LMS).Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesProficiency in using word processing and spreadsheet software.Proven ability to work independently, proficiency in multi-tasking,and congenial personality.Preferred: Proficiency in using Microsoft Office especiallyMicrosoft Excel.Licenses, Certifications & RegistrationsAdditional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)Campus Security AuthorityNoSpecial Instructions to ApplicantThe review of applications is immediate.The interview process requires the completion of skills assessmentsto determine proficiency in the software and skills needed toperform the essential functions of the position. Testinginformation will be provided to candidates selected forinterviews.Advertised PayEntry rate is $11.39 per hour with a potential for a higher entryrateWork ScheduleRegular Business HoursFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeAverage Hours per WeekMonths per Year12FLSANon-ExemptFTE1EEO StatementWashburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teachingfocused academic environment and a curriculum that engages thediversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidateswho are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate thatfosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, andwe encourage applications from members of groups that have beenhistorically underrepresented in higher education. Applicationmaterials should clearly articulate how the candidate willcontribute to the University’s commitment to diversity andinclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equalaccess to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, andemployment without regard to race, color, religion, age, nationalorigin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital orparental status.Posting NumberS0133PBackground Check Required?YesDriving History Checked?N/ADrug Screen Required?N/AAnticipated Start DatePosition End Date (if temporary)For earliest consideration apply byPosting Close DateOpen Until Filled?YesQuick Link for Direct Access to Postinghttps://washburn.peopleadmin.com/postings/2544Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Do you have two years of experience providing administrativesupport, or completion of a course of study at the post-secondarylevel in office management/support and 1 year of experienceproviding administrative support, or a college degree and workexperience in an office environment.YesNo * Describe your experience in the area of maintaining andprocessing records with accuracy and ensuring confidentiality ofsensitive information. Do you consider yourself a detail orientedperson(Open Ended Question) Documents Needed to ApplyRequired DocumentsResumeLetter of RecommendationOptional DocumentsCover Letter
Lee Chin Wee, RISE slate leader Sara Dube, Brendan McGrath, the Union’s Returning Officer, and the Oxford Union have been contacted for comment. Ayman D’Souza declined to comment. In an electoral tribunal which began on Friday and ended onSaturday morning, Lee was found guilty of electoral malpractice relating to theforging of nomination papers which members of the RISE slate had claimed wereevidence of election tampering during the campaign. Celeste McGinley has been elected as the Union’s Secretary following thedisqualification of RISE candidate Lee Chin Wee for electoral malpractice. The same tribunal found that President-Elect Brendan McGrath “had no case to answer” on an allegation brought against him. Lee reportedly submitted a written statement to the Tribunal in which he plead guilty, and in addition to his disqualification also faces a six-term election ban. D’Souza similarly faces an election ban until Trinity 2020. In a separate tribunal, RISE candidate for Librarian Ayman D’Souza was also found guilty of electoral malpractice and disqualified. The malpractice charges related to a Facebook post in which D’Souza publicly alleged his nomination forms had been forged. D’Souza had stood in the election for Treasurer, which was won by fellow RISE member Beatrice Barr, after his nomination form was submitted incorrectly. Following the disqualification of Lee and D’Souza, sources within the Union told Cherwell that there had been discussionsof an attempt to impeach RISE Presidential candidate Sara Dube and Treasurercandidate Beatrice Barr, both of whom were elected last Friday. After votes for Lee were disqualified, McGinley was elected with 415 first preferences to Hugh Bellamy’s 342. This article was amended on the 24th June to clarify that Lee Chin Wee submitted a written admission of guilt prior to the Tribunal. It was also amended to specify that Brendan McGrath was found to have no case to answer by the tribunal, contrary to a previous assertion that allegations against him were dismissed due to lack of evidence.
Quorn Country Foods has launched a range of cupcakes onto the FMCG market this month, under the brand name Charlotte’s Cupcakes. Designed to transfer the popularity of the boutique cupcake market into the FMCG arena, the cupcakes are hand-decorated; a ’four-stage topping’, features a swirl of frosting, topped with vermicelli, hologram glitter and a sweet treat.”I looked in-store to find there was nothing delivering a viable boutique-style cupcake within the FMCG snacking market,” said Charlotte Haggis, MD, Quorn Country Foods.The cupcakes are encased in a single acetate tray, finished with a colourful polka-dot film and come in strawberry, lemon, chocolate and vanilla flavours.
This year at Dell Technologies World, Dell EMC changed the game in storage with the introduction of PowerMax. This end-to-end NVMe array transforms IT infrastructure for the most critical and demanding applications of today and tomorrow. PowerMax is unmatched in the industry offering a unique combination of powerful architecture, simple operation, and trusted innovation.For starters, PowerMax has NVMe done right – It is end-to-end, ready for NVMeoF and SCM and is built with cutting edge, industry standard technology. With a multi-controller architecture, PowerMax can scale up and out providing flexibility to expand capacity and performance on demand. It is fully active/active and component level fault isolation ensures applications keep running without compromise. Plus, the inline, global deduplication and compression offer extreme efficiency, even at scale.The real-time machine learning engine built into PowerMaxOS leverages predictive analytics to optimize performance with no overhead. Additionally, PowerMax achieves the highest levels of resiliency and meets the strictest security standards – no matter what – with the gold standard in replication technology, over 6 9’s availability and data at rest encryption.And at Dell EMC we are constantly driving innovation in our products, so we are excited to share some recent enhancements to the PowerMax family. Simple operation is core to PowerMax. Businesses are able to truly consolidate everything – block, file, mainframe, IBM i and next gen applications that leverage real-time analytics – all on a single PowerMax array. And now with CloudIQ for PowerMax, storage admins can proactively monitor, analyze and troubleshoot everything from anywhere – including any browser or mobile device. CloudIQ is like a fitness tracker for your storage. It is a cloud-based application, powered by machine learning to provide a single, simple display for tracking storage health, reporting on historical trends and planning for future growth. Businesses can leverage cloud capabilities and consumption of PowerMax thanks to the addition of two new pillars to the Future Proof Loyalty program: Cloud-Enabled and Cloud Consumption.PowerMax is also now available as part of a VxBlock System 1000. For a converged solution, VxBlock 1000 is a new generation of converged infrastructure, with support for mixed technologies all in one full integrated system, including PowerMax 2000 and PowerMax 8000.The addition of CloudIQ and VxBlock 1000 support and expansion of the Future Proof Loyalty Program further enrich PowerMax’s many differentiated features such as end-to-end NVMe, leading performance and advanced data services.Customers trust PowerMax as the platform to transform IT and modernize their data center. As Rob Koper, Senior Storage Consultant at Open Line B.V. explains “PowerMax is future-proof. With these arrays, we’ll be able to take advantage of NVMe and next-generation SCM drives, so we are set for years to come.”All of these updates are available today and Dell EMC PowerMax arrays start at under $150K with CloudIQ included at no additional cost. For more information, visit: dellemc.com/powermax.
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the United Nations mission in Libya says the main military commander from the divided country’s east has given his backing to an ongoing U.N. effort to choose an interim government before an election can be held this year. Deputy Special Representative Stephanie Williams expressed hope that a 5-day meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum near Geneva this week would culminate Friday with the selection of an interim prime minister and three-person Presidency Council for Libya. The selections are seen as a key step for the devastated and lawless North African country nearly a decade after the death of leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Biden, Boehner receive prestigious Laetare Medal amid outcry The Laetare Medal is considered one of the most prestigious awards for American Catholics. The 2016 medal was jointly awarded to Vice President Joe Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner, a gesture by University President Fr. John Jenkins to encourage bipartisan dialogue. The award sparked an outcry among students, alumni and conservative groups, who criticized the decision to award the pro-choice Vice President and the pro-death-penalty Speaker. Both politicians attended the 2016 commencement ceremony and received the medal. Obama speaks to 2009 graduates, 2016 election winner will be invited to 2017 commencement The University invites each newly-elected President of the United States to give the Commencement address the spring after inauguration. In 2009, President Barack Obama accepted the invitation, instigating a nationwide wave of criticism of the decision to invite a politician who was pro-choice and supported stem-cell research. Obama spoke at commencement and addressed the criticisms directly, encouraging people to find commonalities amid moral disagreements. As the 2016 election approaches, the University is again expected to invite whomever is elected. University in national spotlight over sexual assault cases In 2015, CNN released a documentary, “The Hunting Ground,” which examined how colleges and universities mishandle sexual assault cases. Featuring Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame, the documentary highlighted multiple cases where the University and the College failed to respond to reports by Saint Mary’s students who accused Notre Dame students of sexual assault. The documentary inspired activism by students, faculty and alumni to urge the College and the University to change their practices regarding sexual assault. University involved in legal battles In 2012, the University sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeking an exemption from the Obamacare requirement that employers provide contraceptive access. The suit and its appeals were ultimately unsuccessful. In 2015, ESPN sued the University for access to police records on student athletes accused of crimes. An appellate court sided with ESPN, saying NDSP was a public agency subject to open records laws, but it is unclear which records the network will get and when. As a result of the suit, a bill was introduced in the Indiana state legislature intended to clarify open records laws, but was vetoed by Gov. Mike Pence. First official LGBT student organization formed2013 saw the first meetings of PrismND, Notre Dame’s first official organization for LGBT students. Students had been attempting to start such an organization for decades, and after a months-long review of resources for the LGBT community at Notre Dame, resulting in a pastoral plan, PrismND was approved. Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, who built ND for 50 years, dies in 2015 During Hesburgh’s 30-year presidency, women were admitted to the University and laypeople to the board of trustees, and Notre Dame’s national profile rose. The Holy Cross priest, who was photographed arm-in-arm with Martin Luther King, Jr. and said a Mass in the then-Soviet Union, was a campus institution — students considered it an honor to visit his office on the 14th floor of the library named after him. When he died at 97, U.S. presidents and Nobel Prize winners offered condolences. He left a legacy of civil rights activism and academic freedom in Catholic education, as well as a premier Catholic research university. Football team goes to 2013 national championship After years of mediocre football at Notre Dame Stadium, the storyline changed dramatically in 2012, when the Irish posted a perfect regular season en route to a BCS National Championship Game loss to Alabama. A lights-out defense, led by Heisman Trophy runner-up linebacker Manti Te’o, propelled the Irish to the title game, but Notre Dame failed to mount a challenge in South Florida, falling 42-14 to the Crimson Tide on the season’s biggest stage. University starts new construction projectsThe past several years saw much construction and renovation. Campus Crossroads, a $400-million project that added academic departments and student spaces to the football stadium, began in 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in 2017. In 2015, Hesburgh Library began a renovation which gave several floors a more open plan. Two new dorm buildings, Flaherty and Dunne Halls, were built, as was McCourtney Hall, a research building. Jenkins Hall, which will house the Keough School of Global Affairs, is slated to open in Fall 2017. New college created for the first time in decadesIn 2014, the University announced the creation of the Keough School of Global Affairs, which will offer academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students, work with Notre Dame’s centers abroad and other internationally-focused institutes and offer a new Masters in Global Affairs. Changes proposed for Notre Dame Core Curriculum Every 10 years, the University reviews its Core Curriculum, the set of courses that every student must take. The process began in 2014, briefly sparking fears that the University theology requirement would be reduced or eliminated. A Core Curriculum committee solicited ideas and feedback from the Notre Dame community and in November 2015 released its recommendations, proposing a revision that would reduce the total number of core courses and require students to take classes in broader categories such as “quantitative analysis” and “aesthetic analysis,” as opposed to math or fine arts. A final report will be presented to University administration this semester. University decides to admit undocumented students In 2013, the University admitted and gave financial aid to undocumented students for the first time, following an admissions policy revision that considered undocumented applicants domestic, not international, students. The University was following guidelines from the Obama administration, which as an executive order had given undocumented people under a certain age the opportunity to defer deportation, opening up the possibility of higher education for many. PE course replaced with Moreau First-Year Experience For decades, Notre Dame required its freshmen to pass a swim test or take swimming lessons, as well as complete a physical education course. For the incoming class of 2019 those requirements were eliminated to some controversy. The replacement was the Moreau First-Year Experience, a one-credit class that addressed aspects of wellness, cultural competence and student life. Tags: Construction, Core Curriculum, football, Fr. Ted, Freshman Orientation 2016, Hesburgh, Keough school, Laetare Medal, lawsuit, Moreau First Year Experience, news, Obama, PrismND, sexual assault, Things to know, undocumented students
Tickets are now available to see Oscar nominee Clive Owen, Olivier winner and two-time Tony nominee Eve Best and Kelly Reilly in Harold Pinter’s Old Times. Directed by Douglas Hodge, the Broadway revival will play a limited engagement, beginning previews on September 17. Opening night is set for October 6 at the American Airlines Theatre.Old Times is the unsettling drama of desire and blurred realities. Deeley (Owen) is a man quite looking forward to meeting Anna (Best), his wife Kate’s (Reilly) friend from long ago. But as the night goes on, Anna’s visit quickly shifts from an ordinary sharing of memories to a quiet battle for power.The production will kick off Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season. View Comments Related Shows Old Times Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 29, 2015
This winter many Vermonters who do not qualify or have not applied for heating assistance will find themselves in need of help. For more than twenty years, VFDA’s Neighbor-in-Need programs have helped those Vermonters who are often too proud to ask.This year Vermont’s heating fuel dealers are continuing the proud tradition of giving back to their local community. Thanks to the generosity of the businesses and organizations listed below, the Split the Ticket program will provide more than 6,000 gallons of heating fuel this winter.Vermont’s heating fuel dealers are mostly small, family-owned businesses that live in the same community where they work. They know about the military family that is struggling to make ends meet, or the senior citizen who is faced with an unexpected medical bill. Heating fuel dealers see the need first-hand and are often the first to respond in a crisis, especially when the family is unable to receive government assistance.We thank all of the fuel dealers who have donated gallons and the businesses and individuals that have provided matching funds. Okemo Mountain Resort will hold its 2nd Annual Okemo Trot it Off 5k Race on Saturday, November 27 and proceeds will be donated to VFDA’s Split the Ticket program. Source: VFDA
DIÁLOGO: How useful has the training received abroad been for training your personnel? How have you applied it? DIÁLOGO: How important are the lessons learned and shared experiences? DIÁLOGO: What other countries have worked and collaborated with the Colombian National Police? Which countries are you currently working with? DIÁLOGO: Why was this proposal submitted? LT. COL. FRANCO: It is an internal, institutional initiative, a product of a new strategy from the Ministry of Defense, which intended to gather officers, noncommissioned officers and base personnel in order to make an internal diagnostic and create a proposal called Green Heart Comprehensive Police Program for Citizen Security. LT. COL. FRANCO: Currently, the Colombian Police has an offer, a portfolio of services in terms of training and technical assistance to other countries. We are in Mexico, in Honduras, in Panama; we have gotten closer to Ecuador, to Uruguay… We are also in Haiti and some African nations. In total, the Colombian Police is working with 21 international police corps at present. LT. COL. FRANCO: Absolutely. International training is very valuable, because there are several benefits. We gain a new vision, but also understand that crime has no borders nowadays. Crime transcends borders in order to fulfil its purposes. And a third element that should be mentioned is the person-to-person interaction existing between us and other country’s officials. This allows what I would call the globalization of relations with police corps, which bring more effectiveness against crime. DIÁLOGO: What does Plan Green Heart consist of? LT. COL. FRANCO: We give great importance to the interaction with other police corps, because we learn from our interactions with them. There are practices developed that would allow us to share our internal experiences, so that they can take what they need for the development of their police. That has been essential. LIEUTENANT COLONEL FRANCO: Media and information management has always been present throughout much of the history of the National Police for the mere fact that a police officer is present on the street; that means they are communicating. However, the formal need to create a communications office capable of creating processes that are more agile, that are strategic and transversal like public communications, boosted its creation in 2009 with the idea of requiring all public institutions to implement a communications process under three components: Media management, organizational communication and informative communication. Within this context, the National Police’s Strategic Communications Office was restructured starting in 2009, and that structure was created under four main areas: Organizational communication, which is the one we should develop internally in the Police, considering the different levels of deployment and the importance of the institution, as well as the coverage offered by the Police itself. This institution has 172,000 men and women who are present in all of the country’s municipalities. Another area within this restructuring is the relationship with society and to seek a mechanism through which we generate a rapprochement between the Police and the community about the country’s situation, the conflict’s situation, something that distanced us from the citizenry in some areas affected by illegal factors. Another area is strategic relations, which allows the permanent intervention with opinion makers, with journalists and the mass media. The fourth area is the Comprehensive Media Platform, consisting of the development of Police capabilities in order to create channels through which we deploy information. In that case, we are categorical through social networks, and this is something worth mentioning: we are the third police force in the world with the highest number of followers through social networks, after the FBI; and the Spanish Civil Police. DIÁLOGO: What is your role as the head of the National Police’s Strategic Communications Office? What is the main mission of this division? LT. COL. FRANCO: The PNC’s mission is established by the Constitution and determined by the responsibility of guaranteeing civil rights and liberties. Nevertheless, in addition to guaranteeing security and coexistence for all inhabitants of Colombia regardless their nationality, we are responsible for guaranteeing those conditions to every person that is on Colombian soil. DIÁLOGO: What is the main mission of the Colombian National Police? DIÁLOGO: How and when did the need for creating a strategic communication position arise within the Colombian National Police? LT. COL. FRANCO: I am responsible for the PNC’s Public Communication efforts, and my role is, first of all, to establish an institutional communications strategy and assist with assessment not only for the general director, but also for the Institutional Command, so we can adapt to the same strategy. By Dialogo March 11, 2014 LT. COL. FRANCO: In regards to Strategic Communications, something I used was the training received at an Information Operations [training] in Fort Benning, Georgia. When I took office and started to understand the context of communications in such a complex institution as the National Police, in addition to understanding that the institutions must provide all the answers relating to several factors that affect security and coexistence, I found a great opportunity to include the elements I had in my Information Operations training to train the personnel working in this office. The new dynamics [of Social Media] are particular for Strategic Communications because they also come with criminal factors. In August 2012, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced the launch of Corazón Verde (Green Heart), a strategic plan that would allow the Colombian National Police (PNC) to confront one of the main challenges facing Colombian society today in terms of crime, insecurity and terrorism. Diálogo had the opportunity to discuss these issues with Lieutenant Colonel Gustavo Franco Gómez, Head of PNC’s Strategic Communications Office, who also told us about the importance that communication has within an institution as important as the National Police. DIÁLOGO: What do you think is the future of the Strategic Communications Office within the PNC? Do you think it will expand in the long term; can any changes be anticipated? LT. COL. FRANCO: It was submitted as an effective response to the most urgent expectations and concerns of citizens in terms of security and coexistence. Plan Green Heart has three main angles, which have a series of strategic initiatives. Specifically, sixteen strategies have been incorporated with the purpose of responding to those factors that affect security and coexistence. DIÁLOGO: You have studied in several international schools. Do you think these exchanges helped you develop your current role in the Strategic Communications Division? LT. COL. FRANCO: I would say we are creating and consolidating the future every day. However, we still have a long road ahead. I consider that the future we are talking about is based on the consolidation and strengthening of social networks and digital media. Nowadays, digital communication is a channel of paramount importance for reaching audiences, due to coverage and impact in the short, mid, and long term. Besides, we need further consolidation of our coverage; to structure a communications plan based on the new social dynamics and new order, not only of the country, but also of the world and in accordance with the new expectations and needs of society. Very good article.