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Provincial Appointments to Offshore Petroleum Board

first_imgTwo Nova Scotia appointments that bring a combined 60 years of relevant experience to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board were approved today, Feb. 23, by the province’s standing committee on human resources. Appointed were Roger Percy as provincial member and Harold Giddens as alternate provincial member. Both appointments are for six years and require Order in Council approval before they are effective. “The board plays a critical role in the responsible development and oversight of our offshore and having knowledgeable, experienced leaders at the board level as our offshore continues to grow is essential,” said Lloyd Hines, acting Energy Minister. “With these new members, the board will be at full complement and we will have continuity for the next several years.” Mr. Percy has more than 30 years of experience in the environmental and emergency response field with extensive experience in managing environmental projects. This includes managing the Atlantic Region Environmental Emergency Program for almost 20 years and providing environmental support to offshore incidents and emergency response programs. Mr. Giddens has worked in the offshore oil and gas industry for more than 30 years with a focus on safety. He has experience in managing projects in Atlantic Canada’s offshore, developing guidelines for offshore boards and supporting the development of industry standards in Canada and internationally. The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board is the independent joint agency of the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia responsible for the regulation of petroleum activities in the Nova Scotia offshore area.last_img read more

No proposal to lift Iraq sanctions yet received Security Council President

“This dialogue is very intense and is taking place right now and it will be held over the weekend,” Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser of Mexico, which holds the Council’s rotating Presidency for April, told reporters. The Council is scheduled to hold informal consultations on Tuesday, one session on weapons of mass destruction to be addressed by UN weapons inspector Hans Blix, and a second on the UN Oil-for-Food programme, under which Baghdad was allowed to use a portion of its oil revenues to buy food and other humanitarian supplies. This second meeting will hear from Benon Sevan, Executive Director of the UN Office of the Iraq Programme (OIP). Council members might raise the sanctions issues then and “we will be able to respond then,” Ambassador Zinser said.President George W. Bush said earlier this week the United States would seek the lifting of the sanctions imposed on Iraq after its 1990 invasion of Kuwait and subsequent 1991 Persian Gulf War. read more

Sessions will allow input for Presidential search

The Advisory Committee on the Presidency will host a number of sessions during March where the Brock community can have input on the early stages of the University’s Presidential search.Members of the Brock community are invited to attend community consultation (town hall) sessions on March 13, or confidential drop-in sessions on March 25 and 26.For more details about these sessions, see the Advisory Committee’s announcement.