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Canada’s ARC Resources, Seven Generations to merge in $6.3bn deal


first_img Seven Generations is engaged in developing the Kakwa River Project. (Credit: Business Wire) Canadian oil and gas firm ARC Resources has agreed to merge rival Montney producer Seven Generations Energy in an all-stock deal worth around CAD8.1bn ($6.38bn).Currently, Seven Generations is engaged in developing the Kakwa River Project in the Montney Formation, Canada. The liquids-rich natural gas property spans over 500,000 net acres.ARC Resources, on the other hand, has production in the Pembina Cardium region in Alberta apart from the Montney region.Post-merger, the combined company will retain the name ARC Resources and will be headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.The enlarged ARC Resources will have a production of more than 340,000 barrel of oil equivalent (boe) per day in 2021. It will be made up of nearly 138,000 barrels per day of liquids and around 1.2 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day of natural gas.The combined company is claimed to become the sixth largest upstream energy company in Canada, apart from being the country’s third largest natural gas producer, and the largest condensate producer.The cost savings and synergies resulting from the merger are anticipated to drive approximately $110m in annual free funds flow improvements by 2022.The parties stated: “The combined company’s balanced portfolio of top-tier, long-life condensate, liquids-rich, and natural gas assets will expand internal investment optionality. Capital allocation can be further optimized across all commodity cycles to enhance returns and deliver increased shareholder value.“The premier Montney land base of the combined company will comprise over 1.1 million net acres of Montney land and a deep inventory of high-return, de-risked core development opportunities.”As per the terms of the deal, Seven Generations’ shareholders will be issued 1.108 common shares of ARC Resources for each common share they hold in Seven Generations.After the completion of the merger, ARC Resources’ shareholders will own around 49% of the combined company, while Seven Generations’ shareholders will own the remaining 51% stake.The deal is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021. However, this will be subject to shareholder approval for both the companies, regulatory approvals, and meeting of other customary closing conditions. The combined company will have a production of over 340,000boe per day in 2021last_img read more


Leaders Romans group signs long-term deal to use leads handling platform Callwell


first_imgThe Negotiator can reveal that 160-branch estate agency giant the Leaders Romans group has signed up to a new long-term commitment to use Callwell, the lead handling platform led by former Countrywide MD Bob Scarff.“Two years ago, Michael Cook of Romans was one of the very first people to ‘get’ Callwell,” says Scarff (pictured, below).“He recognised that in a world where customers expect an immediate response, Callwell’s ability to turn emails into phone calls instantly would give his business that important edge.“Over the past two years my admiration for the Leaders Romans business has grown and grown. I can’t say how proud I am to be working with such a terrific business.”Callwell was initially rolled out with Romans’ lettings branches followed later by its sales operations. Leaders’ branches followed suit earlier this year. The new agreement means that by the end of 2019 all 160 branches within the group will be using the platform.“Callwell helps us improve our customer service in many ways, but my favourite is the fact that we can so easily jump onto the overnight leads first thing in the morning,” says recently-appointed National Sales Managing Director at Leaders Romans, Kevin Shaw.“We’ve dealt with viewing requests and valuation alerts before the competition have boiled the kettle for their morning coffee.”Michael Cook (left), the company’s National Lettings Managing Director, says: “I am big fan of Callwell Score. It plays to the competitive nature of our people to be the best, but our customers are the winners as it increases speed and efficiency of how all enquiries are dealt with.“With a live, real-time league table on everyone’s screen, it’s so clear to see who is performing and who isn’t.”Watch exclusive videoSee Bob Scarff being quizzed by Chris Watkins about Callwell including why he started the company, how it is not suitable for every agent and the three simple questions that every agent should ask themselves.Kevin Shaw Michael Cook Bob Scarff Callwell The Leaders Romans Group (LRG) October 9, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Leaders Romans group signs long-term deal to use leads handling platform Callwell previous nextProptechLeaders Romans group signs long-term deal to use leads handling platform CallwellThe Negotiator can reveal that the deal has been in preparation for many months and that all 160 branches across the group will soon be using the tech.Nigel Lewis9th October 201901,367 Viewslast_img read more


New Sales Agent Joins Berkshire Hathaway


first_imgBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors welcomes Sarah Dewair as a sales associate at the 34th Street office in Ocean City.Dewair resides in Ocean City and can be contacted at 609-582-3323 or by emailing [email protected] Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors is part of HomeServices of America, the nation’s largest provider of total home services and largest residential brokerage company in the U.S. in sales volume, according to the 2020 REAL Trends 500 report.The company was recently awarded “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” and “Highest Ranked in Trust and/Love” in the 32nd annual Harris Poll EquiTrend Study.With market dominance three times the market share of its nearest competitor, the brokerage completed more than 31,457 transactions in 2019. With over 5,500 sales professionals in more than 75 sales offices across the Tri-State area, the company was recently acknowledged as No. 1 for the fifth year in a row, in the entire national Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network.Through its affiliate, the Trident Group, the company provides one-stop shopping and services to its clients including mortgage financing, and title, property and casualty insurance.The company-sponsored charitable foundation, Fox & Roach/Trident Charities, is committed to addressing the needs of children and families in stressful life circumstances and has contributed over $7.2 million to more than 250 local organizations since its inception in 1995.For more information, visit  www.foxroach.com. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors 34th Street office in Ocean City.last_img read more


In my world: the café owner


first_imgUmer Ashraf is owner of Glasgow-based iCafé. He has three shops and plans to expandIn August, I wrote about the effects of the rising costs of raw materials, goods and overheads on small businesses. Today, I am going to talk about the challenges we face in these tough times and some ways of reducing our total bill, without cutting corners.Many business owners I have spoken to in recent weeks are most definitely feeling the pinch. They have seen their sales dropping by as much as 50%, yet their purchase costs rising as high as 40%. Never before have we experienced such challenging times, but things can get a little better with some good house practices and procedures.Managers at each of my cafés are given a spreadsheet every week, highlighting any change in price, quantity, size or even supplier. We constantly review our purchase prices and work very closely with our suppliers to get the best product and price on offer.We find that some suppliers may be cheaper on one particular range, but more expensive on another, but by shopping around, we have managed to save over £150 a week per store without having to bring in any new suppliers. This was all managed by simply moving the same product from one supplier to another within our panel of suppliers.Also, buying as a chain means that we can benefit from economies of scale and make further savings, but a sole proprietor can also do deals such as these with their suppliers if they monitor their purchases very closely. Always remember, suppliers face the same challenges as we do, so it is in their best interests to keep us happy.Our customers will only pay so much for a cup of coffee or a sandwich, so increasing our prices is not an option. Instead, what we should be looking at is reducing our overheads. Here at iCafé, I cancelled the separate fax line, and the back-up broadband connection. Also, the window cleaner now comes only once a week instead of twice a week. The cleaners’ schedule has been re-arranged so it’s more efficient and economical. I am a great believer in ’every little helps’; it is a few pounds here and a few pounds there that will have a big impact on our bottom line. We just have to think out of the box and ask ourselves whether something is a necessity or convenience, whether something is adding value or is it there because it always has been.The VAT on all sales and purchases dropped to 15% on 1 December, 2008. What effect this will have on businesses will depend on many factors but, more importantly, will give consumers that little bit of confidence to spend a little more.Will we get the feel-good factor back in our life? As Albert Einstein said: “Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow.”last_img read more


Exorcist: Possession is real


first_imgDemonic possession is “still very real,” Fr. Jeffrey Grob said in a lecture on campus Wednesday night. Grob, one of the official exorcists of the Archdiocese of Chicago, delivered a lecture titled “Evil and the Healing Ministry of Exorcism” at the Hesburgh Library Auditorium. He said he did not choose to become an exorcist but was appointed by Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago. He joked about his profession to the full auditorium. “Anyone who wants to go into this line of work is out of their mind,” Grob said. “I’m still trying to figure out what I did to the Cardinal.” Grob described three causes of demonic possession: through a habit of sin, through direct involvement with the occult and through trauma or abuse. In cases of trauma, it’s not the event itself that opens the door to possession, but rather the victim’s ability to move forward in the healing process and let go of negative emotions, Grob said. “I have never seen a case of genuine demonic possession where there was not cooperation on some level,” Grob said. “Remember we have free will.” Grob has been an exorcist since 2006 and said he has developed “on some level a sixth sense” for identifying demonic possession. He listed the criteria that he uses to identify demonic possession. “I’m sure if you’ve seen the movies you’re familiar with them,” he said. He said one sign is the ability to converse in languages a person did not otherwise know. Possessed individuals are also “able to reveal secrets about other people that no one else could know,” Grob said. He said demonic possession can also cause extraordinary strength. Grob said he once exorcised a “skeletal elderly woman who five strong men could not hold down.” People who are possessed also cannot tolerate sacred images or places, he said. “All of these things are parlor tricks of the devil,” Grob said. “The devil is not on a level with God. He’s a creation and must use what’s there. Demons are very good at manipulating reality.” Grob offered advice for preventing and avoiding possession. “Demonic possession is rare,” he said. “For all the other stuff, what’s needed is prayer and the sacraments. Our Lord gave us these sacraments for a reason.” Grob said fear and isolation can contribute to possession and he recommended the Catholic sacrament of reconciliation as a means of resisting the devil. “If we are cooperating with the life of grace, we are pretty repulsive to the devil,” he said. “One good sacramental confession is more powerful than any number of exorcisms. … In confession, the creature stands before the creator and says, ‘I love you. I need you.’ And the devil can’t touch that.” Grob said that a possessed person still has a chance to be saved. “As long as there is life in the body,” he said, “there’s a chance for grace.” Students at the lecture said they enjoyed Grob’s delivery style and message. “I really liked [Grob],” senior Samuel Kaulbach said after the lecture. “He was really down-to-earth. I liked how he was skeptical and didn’t just spew fear. It was very comforting.” Senior Brittani Russell said she liked hearing about the Catholic Church’s means of combating possession. “I think it’s really scary to acknowledge that evil exists, but I think it’s important for us to know and to realize that the Church does have avenues to help us with this.”last_img read more


CHITTENDEN BANK PROVIDES FUNDING BOOST TO HOPE LODGE


first_imgWilliston, Vt. Vermonts only home-away-from- home for cancer patients has received good news from the states largest banking institution: a major pledge to build a bigger, more functional building.Recently, the Campaign for a New Hope Lodge gained a pledge of $40,000 from the Chittenden Bank Community Fund. The pledge comes on the heels of notification that the campaign is eligible to receive a $400,000 challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation.The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge has operated for more than twenty years offering patients and caregivers a home-like setting while they receive treatment in the Burlington area. The Campaign for a New Hope Lodge has a goal of $4.4 million to build and operate a state-of-the-art facility on East Avenue that will provide lodging and support for sixteen patients and their caregivers.Were very excited to hear this good news from the Chittenden Bank, commented Dr. Richard Branda, a hematologist/oncologist and chair of the Campaign for a New Hope Lodge. We have a very ambitious financial goal, and the Kresge challenge grant and Chittendens generous donation give us added incentive to reach out to other community groups and individuals to join us in this effort.Working in conjunction with Fletcher Allen Health Care, the American Cancer Society has planned the new facility to include private suites for all guests, room for support groups and accommodations for handicapped guests. The Campaign has made progress toward the goal, according to vice president for development Howard Goodrow.The Kresge Challenge, he explains, helps stimulate further fundraising while acknowledging the work done to date. The Kresge challenge grant stipulates that the campaign needs to raise remaining funds toward the goal by December 31, 2006. With the help of the Chittenden Bank and other donors, we are on our way. Goodrow notes that more than two-thirds of the project cost has been committed to the Campaign, and the Chittenden Bank gift is the first major gift to count toward the Kresge Challenge. Chittenden Bank Community Fund provides financial support to charitable groups and non-profit organizations throughout Vermont, according to Jan Marinelli, Community Service Director at Chittenden Bank. The Chittenden has helped Vermonters for over 100 years, and we have great respect for the Hope Lodge and the unique way it supports cancer patients, Marinelli explains. She says that the Campaign for a New Hope Lodge is making a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families who are often without any support when they travel for treatment.The Campaign for a New Hope Lodge hopes to begin construction on the new building sometime this summer. For more information about the Campaign, contact Howard Goodrow at 802/872-6313, or online at [email protected](link sends e-mail).The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org(link is external).# # #last_img read more


Northern Power Systems extends Canadian business


first_imgNorthern Power Systems, Inc. (www.northernpower.com(link is external)), of Barre, Vermont, a next-generation wind turbine company and leading manufacturer of community wind turbines, today announced its expanded presence in Canada. The unique permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) design of the Northwind 100 ensures higher energy capture, grid-friendly power quality, low noise, low maintenance operation and is ideally suited to support the fast-growing Canadian market.Northern Power Systems’ recent and upcoming installations in Canada vary in size and geography and address a range of wind power challenges. The company celebrated its most recent Northwind 100 installation in Kensington, Prince Edward Island where the turbine will completely power the town’s wastewater treatment plant and save the municipality nearly $50,000 every year. The Northwind 100 installed in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia in May at Atlantic Superstore, Canada’s largest supermarket chain, has already offset 25 percent of the store’s electrical needs, saved thousand of dollars in energy costs and increased retail customer traffic. Finally, an installation of three units is currently being installed in the small community of Ramea, Newfoundland which will mark the beginning of a five-year innovative research and development project with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, a Nalcor Energy company, for isolated wind-diesel-hydrogen generation systems.In addition to the company’s base Northwind 100 wind turbine, which has become the standard in community-scale wind power applications across North America, Northern Power Systems offers a Northwind 100 Arctic turbine with an exceptional track record in extreme cold climates. The Northwind 100 Arctic is the only turbine on the market capable of operating at an ambient temperature of -40 degrees Celsius and features coated blades to minimize ice build-up and maximize uptime.”With certification across North America to meet rigorous Canadian Standards Association CSA C22.2 and UL1741 safety standards, and with the Northwind 100 Arctic that offers high performance even in the harshest Canadian winters, the Northwind 100 has distinct advantages over traditional geared turbines that are not well suited for community wind applications,” said Jim Stover, Northern’s Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Management.Northern Power Systems’ specialized customer service, delivery and technical teams work directly with Canadian customers to provide project development guidance, factory-certified training and continuous “24/7″ turbine monitoring and technical support.”Northern is pleased to have installed its first units in the important Canadian market and we look forward to providing reliable turbines and world class performance to schools, businesses, farms, municipalities and remote communities across Canada,” said John P. Danner, President and CEO of Northern Power Systems.Northern Power Systems will showcase its capabilities at the 2009 CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto, Canada on September 20-23, exhibiting at booth 806.About Northern Power SystemsNorthern Power Systems has over 30 years of experience in developing advanced, innovative wind turbines. The company’s next generation wind turbine technology is based on a vastly simplified architecture that utilizes a unique combination of a permanent magnet generator and direct-drive design. This revolutionary new approach delivers higher energy capture, eliminates drive-train noise, and significantly reduces maintenance and downtime costs. The company currently manufactures the Northwind 100 turbine, designed specifically for community wind applications such as schools/universities, businesses, commercial farms, and municipalities. Next year, the company plans to launch a 2.2MW turbine into the utility-scale marketplace for wind farm applications. Northern Power Systems is a fully integrated company that designs, manufactures, and sells wind turbines into the global marketplace from its headquarters in Vermont, USA. For additional information visit www.northernpower.com(link is external). Source: Northern Power. BARRE, Vt., Sept. 9, 2009. /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more


Croatia Airlines has introduced a direct route from Zagreb to Montenegro and Bulgaria


first_imgRegular international flights from Zagreb to Sofia are scheduled from May 1 to the end of October this year, three times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and will be performed by 8-seat Dash 400-Q76 aircraft. As of today, return airline tickets for flights between the Croatian capital and the capital of Bulgaria are available at promotional prices starting at 139 euros. Today, Croatia Airlines presented the new international routes Zagreb – Sofia and Zagreb – Podgorica. Two days later, on May 3, 2020, regular international flights on the route are introduced Zagreb – Podgorica, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The flights will also be operated by Dash 8-Q400 aircraft, and passengers have at their disposal promotional return airfare prices of 119 euros.  During this year’s tourist season, Croatia Airlines aircraft will fly directly in regular traffic to 40 destinations in 26 countries. Cover photo: Croatia Airlineslast_img read more


Queenslander-style home in Corinda features self-contained granny flat


first_img55 Railway Tce, Corinda. Photo: realestate.com.auA Queenslander-style home in Corinda is for sale with a self-contained granny flat on the lower level.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Set on a 410 sq m block, the home, at 55 Railway Tce, combines traditional character and charm with modern living standards.Ray White Graceville selling agent Roma Dudzinska said the home offered more options than the traditional Queenslander.The home features a unique blend of accommodation opportunities for any family and is conveniently located to most amenities.The allotment is fully fenced and very private, making an ideal environment for the children and pets to play.last_img


Margaret Mary Health Awards Nursing Student With Scholarship


first_imgMadison Dreyer, daughter of Dave and Melanie Dreyer, receives the scholarship from Lisa Banks, Margaret Mary Health Director of Quality Services. (Image: MMH)Margaret Mary Health, in conjunction with the Ripley County Community Foundation, is awarding a local college student for  success in the classroom and community.Madison Dreyer, of Batesville, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship.A 2011 graduate of Batesville High School, Madison is currently pursuing a nursing degree from Indiana State University. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, ISU Honors Program and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. To qualify for the scholarship, Dreyer had to show her commitment to community service, hold a 2.8 or higher grade point average and demonstrate a compassionate and positive attitude.The Doris A. Brelage Scholarship was developed in 2009 in memory of Doris Brelage, a registered nurse at MMH and EMS member.last_img read more