Magnora CEO and CFO steps down

first_imgChief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO) of Oslo-listed company Magnora has stepped down from the roles effective immediately.Magnora, formed in October last year following Sevan Marine’s sale of intellectual property and business to Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine, said on Wednesday that the CEO and CFO of the company Reese McNeel would step down from the two roles.The company added that McNeel would continue as an advisor to the board with responsibilities related to various tasks within the group until the end of August 2019.In order to organize the company’s management in a cost-effective manner going forward, chairman of the board Torstein Sanness is taking the role of the executive chairman. He will formally hold the role of chairman of the board.Also, Erik Sneve will take on the role of acting CEO until a permanent CEO can be appointed.Sanness said: “I would like to thank Reese for his service to Magnora. Under his leadership as both CFO and then CEO, the company was successfully transformed and returned to profitability.“The sale of the cylindrical hull technology and related business activity to Sembcorp Marine last year also realized substantial value for shareholders. This has all taken place under challenging market conditions. We wish Reese all the best for his future endeavors and thank him again for all his efforts.”Leaving CEO, Reese McNeel added: “With the sale of the business to Sembcorp Marine in the fall of 2018, Magnora is now very well positioned to pursue new opportunities with strong cash flow, a low-cost base, and a strong shareholder base. I wish the Magnora team all the best for the future, and I look forward to continuing to support the company in the coming few months.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

USG and the Unruh Institute of Politics rolls out new voter platform

first_imgVoteSC and USG will be using TurboVote, an app that helps to register voters to decrease voting barriers and increase access to voting. (Adriana Sanchez | Daily Trojan)USC is facing UCLA once again. This time, they’re competing to see who can register the most voters before the midterm elections this November.The last time Bruins faced Trojans in voter registration, USC’s rivals won the friendly competition after registering over 10,000 voters compared to USC’s mere 411.The second annual competition began Tuesday to encourage students at both universities to vote in the upcoming elections. VoteSC, a coalition of students focused on voter education, registration and civic engagement and the Unruh Institute of Politics are co-sponsoring the competition to increase the number of students registered in California by Oct. 22, the registration deadline.VoteSC co-chair Eleonora Viotto, who is helping plan the voter registration drive and competition, said USC has lower percentages of registered voters than other campuses its size, with an approximate 15 percent voting rate for all students in the last election and 8 percent for undergraduates. “No matter what political perspective you may have, if our generation had turned up to vote in 2016, it would have been a very different election,” Viotto said. VoteSC and the Undergraduate Student Government will be using TurboVote to help students engage in the voting process. According to USG Director of External Affairs Alec Vandenberg, the program will help all eligible student voters register to vote and head to the polls in November. After students enter their information and voter registration status, the platform can help them register to vote but also apply for an absentee ballot or receive election reminders online, making voting easier for all students on campus. “There’s a lot of voting barriers,” Vandenberg said. “We know there was a lot of lack of accessibility, so we just wanted to make sure the process was simple and easy so everyone can just make sure they can do their civic duty.”Vandenberg said the organizations will host “Midterm Monday” each week with a table on Trousdale to inform students of the competition and answer any questions they may have about the voting process in person.On Sept. 25, National Voter Registration Day, VoteSC will hold its largest voter registration events by Tommy Trojan. Viotto said the coalition also hopes to include some incentives this day like an  In-N-Out Burger truck to encourage students to vote with a celebration focused on voter engagement.Jamie Kennerk, a senior at UCLA, assisted with the 2016 voter registration competition. She said she hopes this year’s edition helps educate students on important information and deadlines. “I hope it manages to actually give students another reason to want to be involved in voting,” Kennerk said. “There definitely is a solid USC-UCLA campus spirit that goes on, and I think it can help students see that voting is not necessarily this dry, boring thing that you do, but is exciting and important.”Vandenberg added that he thinks the voting competition and various on-campus events will lead more students to want to vote. He said he hopes this voter registration campaign will help more USC students see the importance of civic engagement and community and political involvement.“We always hear the stereotypes of [USC] not being civically aware or engaged, and I think that’s a perception that both [Viotto and I] wanted to change, especially with an election season coming up again,” Vandenberg said. “So we wanted to make it very clear that every single year is crucial for civic engagement and that this can be a sort of point in time in which USC can change its trajectory and have its students more engaged in the community and politics and beyond.”last_img read more

Tyreek Hill’s meeting with NFL lasts 8 hours, report says

first_img Kansas City radio host suspended indefinitely after Andy Reid comments Now, the question is what all this means in terms of Hill’s availability this season. The NFL has shown in the past it will punish players even without criminal charges being filed. One factor that won’t play out in Hill’s favor is his past history. While at Oklahoma State in 2015, he pleaded guilty to assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and received three years of probation. Tyreek Hill’s meeting Wednesday with NFL officials in Kansas City lasted eight hours, according to Yahoo Sports.According to the report, league officials met with Hill and his legal team from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Chiefs wide receiver is currently banned from the team’s training facility as the Kansas Department of Children and Families investigates possible child abuse, battery or neglect stemming from an incident in March in which Hill’s 3-year-old son suffered a broken arm. The NFL had previously said it would wait for the agency to conclude its investigation before the league would investigate. A source told Yahoo Sports the agency is still looking into the matter.There is currently no criminal investigation into the incident. Related Newscenter_img NFL news and notes: Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy says Patriots culture will overcome losses Panthers to be featured on Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing’last_img read more

Ask the Mayor — March 4, 2020 — Mason City mayor Bill Schickel

first_imgMason City’s mayor Bill Schickel was our guest on “Ask the Mayor” on March 4th 2020 on KGLO. Listen back to the program herelast_img