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SIBUR begins construction on Amur GCC project in Russia

first_img Construction work on Amur GCC project is scheduled to be completed in 2024–2025. (Credit: SatyaPrem from Pixabay) Russian petrochemicals producer SIBUR has commenced construction on its Amur Gas Chemical Complex (GCC) project in Amur Region, Russia.The project includes a basic polymer production facility construction that will have a combined capacity of 2.7 million metric tonnes per year (MMt/y), comprising 2.3 MMt/y of polyethylene (PE) and 400,000 metric tonnes of polypropylene (PP) per yeat.The polymer facility will receive ethylene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from the Gazprom’s Amur Gas Processing Plant.Construction work on Amur GCC project is scheduled to be completed in 2024–2025.Sinopec to partner with SIBUR partner on the Amur GCC projectOnce operational, Sibur’s facility is expected to be a major boost for the growth of Russian non-commodity exports, as the polymer production capacity at the facility will be 1.35 times higher than the country’s total polymer exports in 2019.Sinopec, a Chinese oil and gas enterprise company, is expected to become its partner on the project. Sinopec has an extensive distribution network in China for oil and gas products of varying processing levels.Design, equipment and materials supply contracts for the facility’s key process units have already been signed, according to the company.SIBUR has partnered with Linde and NIPIgaspererabotka for the cracking units and Univation Technologies and Chevron Phillips for the ethylene polymerisation. It has also partnered with LyondellBasell on the propylene polymerisation.Additionally, NIPIgaspererabotka will also oversee the project management, procurement and construction of off-site facilities.In July last year, SIBUR and Gazprom Neft have consolidated 100% of the charter capital in the Poliom polypropylene plant in Omsk.Established in 2012, Poliom facility is one of the largest polypropylene producers in Russia, holding a capacity of producing 218,000 tonnes of high-technology product per annum The polymer facility will source ethylene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from the Gazprom’s Amur Gas Processing Plantlast_img read more

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Adjunct Faculty – Applied Behavior Analysis

first_imgAurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.Aurora University is looking for qualified adjunct instructors toteach courses in the newly developed Department of Applied BehaviorAnalysis. These classes include Concepts and Principles of BehaviorAnalysis, Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical andResearch Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis, BehavioralAssessment, Behavioral Interventions, Professional and EthicalIssues, and Practicum. The courses are offered one night per weekin 16 week sessions and over the summer. To learn more about thedepartment, please visit the departmentwebsite .You must have at least a Master’s Degree (a PhD is preferred) andare a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected]last_img read more

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John’s porters put a stop to bop

first_imgSt John’s College has been forced to cancel its next bop this Saturday, as porters have refused to police the event following the post-collections celebrations which got out of hand. After significant disruption at the 0th Week bop, students at St John’s received an email from their Entz Reps last week informing them that “It appears unlikely that the next Bop will occur as scheduled”.On Wednesday of this week, an email confirmed that they had “no option but to cancel the bop”.The cancellation of the next bop comes after post-collections enjoyment deteriorated into raucous behaviour at the ‘Naughty Noughties’-themed event, which took place on Saturday of 0th Week. The Entz Reps reported “disruption and aggressive behaviour”, with glass-paned fire alarms being activated three times in the early hours.Other students tampered with fire alarms and smoke detectors in their rooms.It was suggested that the blame could lie with students from outside the college. Members of St John’s JCR were warned that if this was the case, the person who invited the outsiders to the bop would be held responsible for their actions around college.The porters, responsible for the prevention of danger, “were treated rudely and disrespectfully by several students as they went about doing their job” and are now unwilling to provide the coverage required for the next bop.The Tommy White Quad, where most of the disturbances took place, is home to a large number of freshers and some second year students. It is understood that the disruption was generated by a minority. Students have expressed their irritation and disappointment that the next bop is to be cancelled. One student at St John’s said, “It just struck me as immature that people were messing around with important fire safety equipment and perhaps more importantly, annoying the porters who are actually a really well-liked group of people.“Maybe the bop being cancelled, or at least the threat of it, will be enough to make people think twice before letting their drunkenness go too far in the future.”Entertainment Reps Alex Winchester and Naomi Nettleship said that they were “disappointed to hear about the disturbances”. They said that the 4th Week bop was due to go ahead, but only on a “probationary basis”.JCR President David Messling supported the efforts being made by the Entz Team. He said, “Our JCR Entz Officers are doing a great job in ensuring the best possible outcome”.last_img read more

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Students blame poor teaching for 2:2s

first_imgAn increasing number of students nationally are making official complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator, the universities’ official ‘watchdog,’ if they fail to obtain either a first or a 2:1.The Oxford University Proctors received 124 complaints this year from Oxford students. 105 were related to University Examinations, which represents just 0.5% of Oxford students. Only 38 of these complaints were either wholly or partly upheld by the Proctors.Despite the national rise in the number of complaints, only 6% were justified by the OIA. Before launching an official complaint, students are required to “exhaust the internal appeals procedures” of their own university.Universities Secretary David Willetts dismissed the rising number of complaints, commenting that students are “paying for higher education, not paying for a degree.” He added, “One of the increasing areas of complaints is students saying, ‘I’ve got a 2:2 when I should have got a 2:1 – they’ve let me down’.”According to survey ‘The Student Barometer’, which encompasses over 200 universities worldwide, 58% of Oxford students agreed with the statement “marking schemes and examination conventions help me understanding what Examiners are looking for in final examinations.’ This compares to 33% of students in Russell Group universities and 47% of students at Cambridge. 43% of Oxford students do not agree that “the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance.”Adam Mackinnon, a biologist, commented, “I’ve seen the mark scheme but it does seem rather subjective.”A maths student at St. Anne’s stated, “I’ve not seen the mark scheme. Then again I got 85% in my collections so I’m not sure it matters.”last_img read more

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What To Expect When Grateful Dead Members And String Cheese Incident Play The Beach In Mexico

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident and members of the Grateful Dead surprised the scene with the announcement of their inaugural destination event, Los Muertos Con Queso. Taking place from January 25-28, 2017 in Riviera Maya, Mexico, the festival will not only feature three nights of String Cheese and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, but will feature three nights of a debut project with Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Tom Hamilton, Jeff Chimenti, and Dave Schools.Tickets for Los Muertos Con Queso are on sale today, and can be found here!While this project is a brand new ensemble, there’s certainly plenty of history between its five members. Of course, Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann are both founding members of the Grateful Dead and current members of Dead & Company, but the two also shared the stage at Lockn’ Festival in 2015. Kreutzmann was featured with his band Billy & The Kids – which features Tom Hamilton – and they welcomed Bob Weir for a full set collaboration. Watch Billy & The Kids with Bob Weir, below.Jeff Chimenti’s name is a familiar one to Dead fans, as the keyboardist has had the longest tenure playing with Grateful Dead members ever. Chimenti was a vital component of Weir’s band, RatDog, as well as the Bob Weir/Phil Lesh band Furthur. Chimenti was also featured on the lineup for Fare Thee Well, helping to celebrate the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary in style. Nowadays, Chimenti splits his time between the Golden Gate Wingmen and Dead & Company. In honor of his role at Los Muertos Con Queso, here he is playing with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann in Dead & Co.Dave Schools is the newcomer to the family, having spent his career performing with Widespread Panic. Schools & The Dead aren’t entirely foreign, however, as the WSP bassist got to play with Bob Weir when the Grateful guitarist sat in with Panic at Bonnaroo 2005. Watch Widespread Panic with Bob Weir, below.The other major bands on the lineup, The String Cheese Incident and Chris Robinson Brotherhood, both have strong ties to the Dead. The Queso regularly include Grateful Dead covers in their setlists, including this memorable cover of “Terrapin Station” at Electric Forest in 2015.Cheese has also collaborated with Bob Weir in the past, including a show at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA on 3/10/01. Weir and Vince Welnick would sit in with SCI at that show, joining for “Estimated Prophet” into a jam that ultimately wound into “In The Midnight Hour.” Listen to the full recording below, courtesy of Mike Peachey on Archive.org.Chris Robinson Brotherhood has perhaps the most recent contribution to the Grateful Dead world, as the band joined Phil Lesh & Friends at Lockn’ 2016. Watch the full set video below.While collaborations certainly aren’t a guarantee, they are something of a tradition in the Grateful Dead world. Considering all of the musicians on hand have been playing together in some capacity for many years, there’s no question that Los Muertos Con Queso will feel like a family vacation for the fans. You can head here to learn all about the all-inclusive event, purchase tickets, and more!last_img read more

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“Biggest Loser” duo talk about body image

first_imgSaint Mary’s College welcomed a mother-daughter pair of contestants from season 11 of “The Biggest Loser”  to discuss their weight loss journey on the show and beyond.Marci and Courtney Cozier from Gary, Indiana, came to Carroll Auditorium for the Tuesday night presentation, which was part of Love Your Body Week.Marci Cozier initially weighed 238 pounds and lost 86 pounds for a final weight of 152. She is the first contestant ever on “The Biggest Loser” to reach her goal weight while on the Ranch. Marci Cozier’s daughter Courtney initially weighed 323 pounds and lost 110 pounds for a final weight of 213 pounds.Marci Cozier said her daughter was the sole inspiration for her to be on the reality television show — she initially told the show’s producers that she hated the show because she thought it exploits fat people.Marci Cozier said she quit her job of 32 years at a health and fitness center to be on the show for her daughter. Courtney Cozier had been battling weight loss for years before being accepted onto the show and even dropped out of school twice in order to be considered for acceptance.“At one point Courtney was over 400 pounds,” Marci Cozier said. “I did it for her.”With Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper as their personal trainers, they were able to begin their journey. Marci Cozier said she could not have done it without her daughter to push her and inspire her whole way.Marci Cozier said she focused on what she thought was best for her daughter. She and the other mothers there made an agreement to drink as much water as they could before their next weigh-in so that they would not reach the goal and therefore be sent home. Michaels heard of what they were doing and pulled Marci aside asking why she was hindering herself from reaching her goal, she said.“It’s God first, and then family and everything else. I’m not in that equation,” Marci Cozier said.Marci Cozier said after talking to Michaels, she reflected on their conversation through prayer.“That’s when I realized that God lives right inside of me, and if God’s first, that means I’m first,” Marci Cozier said. “You can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself first.”“I learned to love the show because I realized what the show was about: mind, body, spirit.”Courtney Cozier agreed and said “The Biggest Loser” was not just about losing weight. She said the show gave people hope.“That is something the TV show doesn’t show America,” Courtney Cozier said. “It takes a while to change your body, but it takes a split second to change your mind,”Marci and Courtney Cozier said they learned that lasting weight loss is reliant on a strong foundation.”I know that when I go home, I have a plan, and if I deviate, I know I can go right back to it,” Marci Cozier said.Courtney Cozier said being healthy is not just about the long-term goal, but about the daily or weekly goals.“You have to celebrate the small victories too,” she saidThey both emphasized the importance of creating a balance between everything in their lives.“I’m healthier and happier on the inside because I found a balance,” Marci Cozier said. “We have to have peace in our mind before we can have peace in our body.”Sophomore Ellen Raymond said she was most inspired by the Coziers’ faith during their journey.“I liked how they talked about spirituality and the fact that it’s okay to have different opinions on loving your body,” Raymond said. ““I plan to not being so consumed with outside influences and working out and doing good things for myself and my body alone.”Senior Lauren Osmanski said she found their view on inner beauty most inspiring.“It wasn’t about the weight loss; it was about changing her mental state and being more secure about her inner beauty,” Osmanski said.Freshman Liana O’Grady said she planned to take what the mother-daughter team had said and apply it to her everyday life.“I plan to look at things as steps rather than the big picture at first — I want to be proud of my accomplishments in the moment,” O’Grady said.Tags: Biggest Loserlast_img read more

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Bullets Over Broadway, Starring Zach Braff, Sets Closing Date

first_img Star Files View All (4) Related Shows Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring playwright in 1920s New York who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his new show in order to have it produced on Broadway. The tuner features existing hits from the 1920s with a new, adapted book by Allen. Although the production was nominated for six Tonys, it did not pick up any awards at the ceremony. Marin Mazzie View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Zach Braff Bullets Over Broadway Don’t speak! Bullets Over Broadway, which stars Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie, will shutter on the Great White Way on August 24. The world premiere of the musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath’s 1994 film began performances on March 11 and officially opened on April 10 at the St. James Theatre. At time of closing, the tuner will have played 33 previews and 156 regular performances. The show also stars 2014 Tony nominee Nick Cordero, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Brooks Ashmanskas, Lenny Wolpe, Helene Yorke and Karen Ziemba. Vincent Pastore Betsy Wolfelast_img read more

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We Celebrate The King and I’s Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim

first_img Marin Mazzie Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 Star Files © Justin “Squigs” Robertson View Comments Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim are currently whistling a happy tune in the Tony-winning revival of The King and I. To celebrate the pair’s arrival in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic tuner, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson has penned this sketch. Directed by Bartlett Sher and also starring Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora, Edward Baker-Duly and Jon Viktor Corpuz, you can get to know the Lincoln Center production at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The King and I About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Related Showslast_img read more

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Daisy Khan: Knocking Out Stereotypes

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Daisy KahnThe shiny red boxing gloves projected on a screen over Daisy Khan’s shoulder definitely didn’t fit her as a young child in Kashmir, India, when her father gave her a life lesson using the oversized mitts as a prop, and they would surely swallow her up now. Yet they forever have a use.Khan, just a toddler at the time, occasionally escapes to that moment in her life, as she did again at a recent event at Long Island University Post, her alma mater. Khan said her father hoped the gloves would resonate years later if his youngest child was ever faced with a foe or a challenge seemingly too daunting to overcome.“Why?” she asked him.“‘Because you were my third daughter, and I never wanted anybody to bully you,’” Khan remembers him telling her. “‘And if anybody was going to try and bully you, I wanted to teach you to defend yourself.’”The elder Khan wasn’t advocating future physical retaliation, she said. Instead, it was his way of empowering his daughter early on. Khan has adopted that lesson and tries to encourage Muslim women in America and in other countries to amplify their voices and become leaders in their own communities.Khan, now 55, is executive director and co-founder of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, a nonprofit organization that she founded with her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Both became the public faces behind the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque,” a project that stalled after intense pressure from opponents who blasted the plan as insensitive to families of victims who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Khan also launched WISE (Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality), an advocacy group that supports Muslim women across the globe.Khan, invited by LIU Post to speak Nov. 13 as part of its five-week-long lecture series dubbed “Muslim Journeys,” told the female-dominated crowd that it felt good to be back at the university, which was “pivotal in shaping my world view.”She left India at age 16 and moved in with her uncle, Dr. Faroque Khan, one of the founders of Westbury’s Islamic Center of Long Island, in Jericho, and eventually enrolled at LIU, where she signed up for a Farsi class that gave her the opportunity to hang out with the “cool Iranian kids.”Khan took advantage of her LI education and later became a successful architectural designer for several Fortune 500 companies and even admitted to The New York Times in 2010 that she sometimes struggled with her faith during that time, partly due to its suppression of women’s rights.Sept. 11 changed everything.Khan was peppered with the same question that has become all-too familiar for many other Muslims who were suddenly forced to defend their faith: “Why is your religion so violent?”She was inspired to “unearth the truth of Islam,” she told the crowd.In 2006, Khan—“compelled to create a modern-day Muslim women’s suffrage movement,” she said—established WISE, while at the same time advocating for Muslim Americans through interfaith collaboration.“I believe…that by giving voice to women is our best chance to stop them,” she said of extremists.WISE’s official launch came during a conference in Times Square in ’06, which included 150 Muslim women from 25 different countries.“This faith-based activism is continuing with Muslim women today,” she said.“We cannot let the extremists hijack the discourse from us,” Khan added. “Our voices have to be the strongest because we are the strongest in numbers.”Armed with the memory of her father’s boxing gloves, so dear to her heart, she passes their power on.last_img read more

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The top 10 marketing & tech trends that tickled our fancy in 2014! (part five)

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Some of you are reading this at your desktop. Others (most of you?) are using a laptop; tablet or smartphone. Whatever device you are using, the layout has been created so it adapts to your device of choice. This piece of tech magic is called responsive design. Part five our series reflecting on tech and marketing trends in 2014 examines the ever increasing importance of responsive web design technology and mobility.by: Gillian Smith4. The Necessity of Responsive Web Design in the Mobile Age Responsive design is one of those things that both designers and users love about web design. However, the average user is probably not aware of what responsive design is which isn’t that surprising as the term has only been knocking around since 2010.So, what is responsive design? Responsive design provides users with the best possible user experience when using a website. Responsive design allows a site to adapt to the type of device being used to view it on.Examples of some of the techniques used to achieve the desired for user experience include resizing elements of the site; re-structuring how a user needs to navigate the site or applying different layouts for different devices. The next question you may be asking is why was responsive design so important in 2014? Because 2014 was the year mobile device usage was expected to surpass the traditional desktop as the most common way users access the internet. continue reading »last_img read more

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