‘Big Five’ Board Awards 2018, London

Nominations now open

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dear Colleague,

The Africa Petroleum Club cordially invites you to register for the Big Five Board Awards on 22 November, 2018, an unrivalled evening of networking for Africa's leading oil and gas companies and senior executives in a reception-style event for these long-respected and annual accolades. Awarded since 1997 and with over 100 recipients to date, the Big Five Board Awards enter an incredible 22nd year. The event supports the plight of African wildlife and aims to raise funds for various conservation projects on the African Continent with a charity auction, held at the evening reception.

Date: Thursday November 22, 2018
Location: Royal Institution, 21 Albermarle St, W1S 4BS, London, map
Time: 18:00 -22:00
Registration Fee: £150.00
Tel: +44 20 7193 8224
Email: info@africa-petroleumclub.com

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Event Program

Opening – President's Remarks
Gayle Meikle, President, Africa Petroleum Club, CEO, Frontier Communications

18:15 Awards Presentation 
Woodside Energy, Corporate Club Patron

Big Five Board Awards Presentations 2018
– Distinguished Individual Contribution to the African Industry – Elephant
– Corporate Contribution to African Petroleum & Excellence – Lion
– Best Independent Player In Africa – Leopard
– Best African National Oil Company – Rhino
– Best Service & Supply Company – Buffalo
– Special Award: Africa's Oil Legend 2018

18:45 Keynote Speaker, to be announced

19:10 Guest of Honour, Baroness Lynda Chalker

19:30 Charity Auction

20:00 Networking Reception

Nominations Now Open for the Big Five Board Awards 2018 – Nominate Now

Terms and Conditions Apply
Places limited and Right of Admission Reserved

The Africa Petroleum Club welcomes Members, Patrons and Sponsors as a means to join our exclusive network dedicated to Africa and its exploration industry. Your company will have an increased global exposure via our prestigious Club to promote yourselves to the industry. Your company will have an increased global exposure via our prestigious Club to promote yourselves to the industry by being associated with our events and first-class networking.

See you in London for another great evening,

Kind Regards,

Frontier Communications

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In Tight Labor Market, Calls Centers Find Secret Weapon: Home-Based Agents with Disabilities

Alan Hubbard, COO of NTI discusses next steps with Director of eMentoring Lynda Gardner

Alan Hubbard, COO of NTI discusses next steps with Director of eMentoring Lynda Gardner

NTI, work at home agent, Randall Love, conducting his day-to-day activities.

NTI, work at home agent, Randall Love, conducting his day-to-day activities.

As the unemployment rate drops to 3.9%, a quality and cost effective solution has been found for a shrinking workforce through individuals with disabilities.

Their agents perform as well as any I’ve used, and the turnover is lower than other remote workforces. NTI even handles our payroll and other HR tasks—they’re a very good deal.”

— Erin Blunt of VForce

BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — When Erin Blunt and Jack Sands founded a company in 2000 to handle membership and emergency roadside service calls nationwide for auto clubs like AAA, they envisioned a business model using work-at-home agents. But the two entrepreneurs, who lived in Ohio, couldn’t find enough call center agents locally who wanted to work from home, especially between the hours of 5 and 9 PM, peak time for the type of calls they were fielding.

Then a colleague told Blunt about National Telecommuting Institute (NTI) in Boston, MA. The non-profit offered just what Blunt needed for her upstart company: a nationwide group of individuals with disabilities happy to work from home, who liked talking to customers, and were fine with odd hours and part-time shifts. NTI works exclusively with Americans with disabilities who want or need to work from home. “NTI turned out to be the answer,” Blunt says. “Their agents perform as well as any I’ve used, and the turnover is lower than other remote workforces. NTI even handles our payroll and other HR tasks—they’re a very good deal.” Blunt began using the at-home agents with disabilities almost immediately and has continued to do so. Today her company, VForce, employs almost 50 NTI agents and is planning on adding 20 more over the coming months. Having agents across the country means when a snowstorm hits Ohio and local agents are inundated with service calls or can’t get to work because of road conditions, NTI agents are still available because they work from home in unaffected states.

Workers with disabilities benefit from NTI’s services as well. Tammy Crawford was a customer service supervisor with Delta Airlines for 13 years before being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and needing to leave her job with Delta. She discovered NTI, found it was a great fit, and has been working as an agent now for ten years. Currently, she works the 10am-2pm shift for VForce, helping AAA members from her home in Florida. “The mid-day shift is perfect for me,” she says. “The supervisors are really good, and I love helping customers. I like having co-workers, and I even like paying taxes again! I am so glad I discovered NTI.” Crawford’s delight in being able to work-at-home despite her disability is typical of successful at-home agents.

Because NTI wants the companies they partner with to be successful, they provide free, online training to make sure potential at-home agents have the skills they need. Individuals with disabilities who have completed the comprehensive three-day training have ended up with jobs at Amazon, Sykes, the IRS and Fortune 500 companies across the nation. More than 1000 individuals with disabilities a month sign up for training, and NTI hopes that number will increase as more learn of the free service to Americans and veterans with disabilities. People interested in training are responsible for providing their own hardware, but for those who don’t have a home computer, training can be done at a local library, employment center, or vocational rehabilitation office. “We attract people who would normally be overqualified but are glad to get this work. Veterans, nurses, teachers, store managers, even programmers—a disability can happen to anyone,” says Alan Hubbard, NTI’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our clients tell us the NTI agents have a maturity that customers really respond to.” Once NTI agents find work-at-home jobs that fit their needs, they rarely job hop. A typical turnover rate among agents assigned to an NTI contract is 8%, vs. a call center industry average of 33%. Agents love the work and employers love the loyalty. The end result is that workers with disabilities are increasingly able to find and maintain financial independence and the companies that employ them save on training and other costs of high turnover.

NTI hopes the current labor squeeze helps it place more individuals with disabilities. The non-profit currently has hundreds of trained agents ready to go at a moment's notice and wants call centers to know it! “Our clients find us through word of mouth,” Hubbard says. “That’s a great testimonial, but we could help a lot more people find jobs if more call centers knew about us. The irony is, for companies willing to go remote, we’re a bargain with no downside. Our agents perform well and they’re loyal. Customers will never see or hear a disability—though they might sense more patient service. But that’s a good thing.”

Blunt agrees. “When you think about it, almost everyone either has a disability or knows someone who does,” she says. “Bad luck shouldn’t mean you can’t work if you want to. We’re proud to help NTI demonstrate that.”

Employers interested in hiring NTI agents should contact Alan Hubbard, COO, at ahubbard@nticentral.org, or visit www.nticentral.org. And for Americans with disabilities on SSI/SSDI who want to work at home, call 877-248-8912.

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About NTI: National Telecommuting Institute (NTI) is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization with headquarters in Boston, MA. It has been supporting Americans with disabilities since 1995. NTI provides training and job placement in work-at-home positions across the United States. NTI pioneered staffing virtual call centers with Americans with Disabilities, including Disabled Veterans, who work from home.

About VForce: VForce is a virtual call center utilizing at-home agents combined with the industry’s most robust and advanced technology. We formed VForce Auto Club Renewals to exclusively service AAA Clubs across the country and developed a state-of-the-art expired membership renewal program that is decreasing operating costs and increasing AAA’s ability to build more profitable customer relationships.

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ChiXi Consultants – Shanghai Composite – Possible Govt. Stimulus Drives Shares Higher

Shanghai Composite Surges on Possible Government Stimulus

The Shanghai Composite closed up 4.1%, its biggest one-day rise since March 2016.

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — As concerns over a trade war continue to draw investor concern, markets in China had a bumper day as one of China's leading stock indexes saw its highest daily spike in more than two years following signs that the government will step in to support battered equity markets.

The moves extend a rally that began on Friday and after investor confidence surged on assurances from Beijing.

Stocks had been falling as China's economic growth continued to stutter.

On Friday, top Chinese financial officials – including economic adviser Liu He and the heads of the securities and insurance commissions – issued a statement to buoy investor sentiment in bruised markets.

"The barrage of headlines from key Chinese officials on Friday was deafening and extremely co-ordinated, which has been to great effect," ChiXi analyst Ami Weinstein said in a research note to clients.

Over the weekend, the government published a draft of new rules for personal tax deductions, according to Reuters.

The moves come as the world's second largest economy faces challenges such as high debt levels and an intensifying trade war with the US.

Data out Friday showed that in the third quarter of the year, the Chinese economy grew at the slowest rate rate since the global financial crisis, expanding by 6.5% from a year earlier.

The rate was a drop from the 6.7% pace in the prior quarter, but remains in line with the government's full-year target of about 6.5%.

For years China has pushed to wean its economy off exports and rely more on domestic consumption for growth.

At the same time, the government has been fighting to contain ballooning debt driven by a wave of infrastructure development and a housing bubble without hurting growth.

In recent months Beijing has taken steps to support its economy, including cutting capital requirements to boost liquidity and ease the slowdown.

About ChiXi Consultants:

ChiXi Consultants is a Financial Planning and Investment Advisory firm that is geared toward individuals and institutions who are looking to achieve extraordinary levels of success. Our clients range from entrepreneurs, executives, board members and institutions who demand the same excellence in their advisors that they have demonstrated in their own lives. They require an intensely personal approach that relies upon years of experience, attention to detail, and above all else, objectivity and this is what ChiXi Consultants prides itself on providing.

To find out more about ChiXi Consultants, contact us at info@chixi-consultants.com for further information or visit our website at www.chixi-consultants.com

Jonathan Worthing
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SCH Advisors – Asian Markets, Earnings Season in the US and Europe

Saudi Future Investment Initiative – Going Ahead

SCH Advisors looks at how the week has started and what factors are going to drive the markets till the end of the month.

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday as earnings season nerves in the U.S. dented Wall Street, while a cocktail of negative factors from Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation to concerns over Italy’s budget and Brexit talks depressed sentiment.

That rolled back some of the previous session’s strong rally led by China stimulus hopes, with the MSCI’s
broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropping 0.4 percent. Japan’s Nikkei fell 1.25 percent.

U.S. stock futures dropped 0.5 percent in early Asian trade. On Monday the S&P 500 lost 0.43 percent as investors kept a wary eye on earnings amid global growth worries. Enthusiasm over some of the upbeat results was also tempered by the growing political uncertainty around the world.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was still not satisfied with what he has heard from Saudi Arabia about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Turkey.

Trump has expressed reluctance to punish the Saudis economically. But while Saudi Arabia has sought to shield its powerful crown prince from the killing, many officials have cast doubt on Riyadh’s narrative.

Several countries, including Germany, Britain, France and Turkey, have pressed Saudi Arabia to provide all the facts. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will release information about the investigation in a speech on Tuesday.

Any signs of instability in the kingdom, a major oil producer as well as a big investor in financial markets, could have wide-ranging repercussions.

Brad Tenson, Senior advisor with SCH said in a note, "The possibility of extended issues with Saudi and the Khashoggi situation could have significant repercussions on both sides of the Atlantic, we will have to wait and see how detrimental this could turn out to be."

In Europe, the European Commission will decide on Tuesday the next steps in the procedure for assessing Italy’s 2019 draft budget, which has come in for sharp criticism from the EU as it breached its rules.

The euro traded at $1.1466, having lost 0.44 percent the previous day to edge near its Oct. 9 low of $1.14325, its lowest level since mid-August.

Although Italian bond prices rose on relief after Moody’s did not slap on a negative outlook as the market had feared, investor concerns were palpable in European stock markets.

France’s CAC closed at the lowest level in more than a year while Italian shares hit 1-1/2-year lows and Spanish shares ended at their weakest level since late 2016.

The British pound stood at $1.2965, hovering just above this month’s low of $1.2922 on fears the Irish border issue and disagreements within Britain’s ruling Conservatives over Brexit could see Prime Minister Theresa May face a serious leadership challenge.

The yen eased to 112.82 per dollar, touching its lowest levels in about two weeks.

Oil prices were little changed, with WTI trading at $69.86 per barrel, up 0.2 percent and off two-month low of $68.27 touched on Monday.

To see where SCH Advisors see’s value in the markets, contact us at info@sch-advisors.com.

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Why not contact an advisor today.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Bali listed as a Top Resort in Asia

Family Bonfire by the beach

Beach front villa

Hydro-Vital Pool

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

A cozy Club Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

A cozy Club Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

We are honored to be acknowledged in these awards and thrilled that our dedication to creating highly memorable experiences has been recognized”

— Karim Tayach

BADUNG, BALI, INDONESIA, October 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is delighted to be listed as one of the Top Resorts in Asia in the 31st annual Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards.

“Condé Nast Traveler is one of the leaders in the world travel industry, motivating a discerning readership with incomparable travel experiences and exotic destinations. We are honored to be acknowledged in these awards and thrilled that our dedication to creating highly memorable experiences through our superb location, luxurious accommodation, unique dining experiences and gracious service by our team of Ladies and Gentlemen has been recognized,” says General Manager Karim Tayach.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali graces the beautiful beachfront in Nusa Dua, attracting guests from around the world, drawn to supreme comfort and modern luxuries in a choice of spacious suites and stunning pool villas. Upgrading to The Ritz-Carlton Club level elevates the guest experience by unlocking exclusive benefits, including access to the Club Lounge with private pool where complimentary cocktails, gourmet food service, and personalized check in are offered. The resort also offers the opportunity to discover the essence of Bali through unique heritage dining experiences at Bejana the resort’s signature Indonesian restaurant, deluxe spa treatments inspired by ancient healing traditions at The Ritz-Carlton Spa and customized tours to discover the island’s mystical temples and stunning hinterland through the Concierge service.

Condé Nast Traveler – a luxury and lifestyle magazine is renowned for inspiring travelers around the globe. It’s Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest running and most prestigious in the travel industry and are generally known as “the best of the best of travel”. Nearly half a million readers rated their travel experiences in 2018 to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

This most recent accolade follows a number of awards for The Ritz-Carlton, Bali in 2018, including Bali’s Leading Resort at the highly-esteemed World Travel Awards in September. In July the resort won Luxury Beach Resort Spa, at the World Luxury Spa Awards, as well as Luxurious Scenic Setting for the resort’s signature Indonesian restaurant, Bejana, and Luxury Beachside Restaurant for The Beach Grill.

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.
Located on a stunning beachfront combining with a dramatic clifftop setting, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is a luxurious resort offering an elegant tropical ambience. Featuring tranquil views over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean the resort has 279 spacious suites and 34 expansive villas, providing the sheerest of contemporary Balinese luxury. Along the foreshore are The Ritz-Carlton Club®, six stylish dining venues, an indulgent and exotic marine-inspired Spa, and fun, recreational activities for children of all ages at Ritz Kids. A glamorous beachfront wedding chapel, makes an idyllic setting for destination weddings, while a range of outdoor event venue and extravagant spaces provide the perfect scene for celebratory events and wedding reception in Bali. Well-appointed conference venues, luxurious meeting spaces, customizable residential packages and experienced organizers also entice those looking to create inspired MICE Tourism events in Bali. Whether work, pleasure or romance is on the agenda, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is the place to make memories that last a lifetime. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn.

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ALCOR M&A launches Low Cost Global Acquisition Models

Advantages and Disadvantages of Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

George Molakal speaking at Global Summit

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ALCOR M&A launches models to acquire target companies using 1/10 of their value and also discuss the Advantages and Disadvantages of Acquisitions

Companies perform acquisitions for five main reasons, a) economies of scale, b) increase market share, c) create synergies, d) reduce costs and e) diversify.”

— George Molakal

SINGAPORE, MUMBAI, LONDON, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — ALCOR M&A launches global Cross Border Low-Cost Acquisitions Capital

Singapore, New Delhi, Dubai, London, Frankfurt, New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney

ALCOR M&A, the global leader in cross-border M&A transactions, launches low-cost acquisition funding models. These low-cost funding models help you to acquire a target with almost 1/10 of the cost of the target company. Companies perform acquisitions for five main reasons, a) economies of scale, b) increase market share, c) create synergies, d) reduce costs and e) diversify. Acquisitions have been the key driver in a company’s growth strategy, as companies see acquiring a firm’s operations as a complementary exercise to organic growth.

George Molakal, the CEO of ALCOR states that for most acquisitions the firms often raise private equity, receive a bank loan or conduct mezzanine funding or use ALCOR’s low-cost acquisition funding for cross-border acquisitions – which incorporates both debt & equity in the purchase. It is also common for sellers to finance part of the acquisition, most often, with a bank loan or use the target’s assets to raise debt capital. However, before pursuing the acquisition of another company, it is imperative to consider the advantages & disadvantages of the acquisition will present.

One of the greatest benefits of a company acquisition is the opportunity to quickly secure resources and core competencies that are not held in-house. These may include entry into new products/markets, a larger and more diverse client base, and improved brand image & reputation. In some recent acquisitions, this resulted in an immediate increase in revenues, improved financial outlook and a decrease in development costs.

Companies have also used acquisitions to build market presence and increase market share while reducing overall competition in the industry. In industries where competition is fierce, and there are high barriers to entry, acquisition can reduce a competitor’s capacity while ensuring synergetic benefits are gained. Often noticed with the emergence of new technology that can increase productivity, companies will make cost-efficient acquisitions rather than spend on internal R&D, which is often expensive & time-consuming (Apple’s acquisition of Siri & Beats Electronics).

In aligning with stakeholders’ expectations, corporations often acquire other companies to increase the overall return on investment. This is particularly problematic when companies become excessively bureaucratic and run into physical or logistical resource issues – leading to a peak in marginal productivity. As a counter-measure, companies, together with key stakeholders, turn to grow companies to acquire and incorporate into the revenue stream (Procter & Gamble’s acquisition of Gillette).

Boris Tsimerinov, the North American Executive Director also stressed that there were also disadvantages associated with acquisitions, namely high acquisition costs, unrelated diversification, duplication and integration challenges – as cultural clashes, disgruntled employees and conflicts that have a detrimental effect across the combined organizational hierarchy. This is forthcoming, as business cultures take a significant amount of time to develop and remain very rigid.

There are numerous challenges when bringing together a diverse line of products and services; both in managing & growing them. A significant amount of money, resources & capabilities is spent in countering the depletion of value and competencies that arise. Furthermore, under certain circumstances, namely hostile takeovers (RBS takeover of ABN AMRO), the financial cost of acquisition can be high compared to the value added of the acquisition, thus significantly decreasing returns on investment.

Acquisitions can also lead to a duplication of human resources, resulting in job cuts & reorganization within the company (Comcast acquisition of AT&T Broadband). While a company works to optimize its human resources & processes, company management is often distracted from running the business. Challenges and a stringent timeline for completion may result in managerial focus being taken away from internal development & daily operations. This ultimately affects the post-acquisition entity which sees a delayed & sometimes reduced savings from synergies.

Although a strategic acquisition can grow a business in an efficient, effective and timely manner, there remain several constraints. There are some variables that go into the success or failure of an acquisition and it is imperative that companies looking to acquire conduct detailed due diligence, hire competent financial professions to construct & execute the deal and commit their time, money & effort to the overall success of the acquisition.

James Poddar, a Business Analyst with ALCOR M&A, works with companies who want to grow their exports to 60 plus countries using the Unique Global Customer Mapping Modelhttp://www.alcormna.com/global-customer-mapping.

ALCOR MNA is a global merger and acquisitions firm with operations in 20 countries worldwide, completed more than 300 transactions assisting companies to expand to 60 countries globally. www.alcormna.com

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FXDD Connects the World of Trading with Metatrader

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — FXDD is an industry leader in international trade with millions of transactions processed and over 15 years in business. Through MetaTrader4, one of the worlds’ most popular trading platforms, FXDD simplifies trading through technology, integrated tools and around the clock support.

A multi-faceted platform, Metatrader4 is a robust tool for FX, CFDs, and single stock trading. FXDD believes in the early adoption of technology that benefits trading globally. With an international reputation, FXDD is proud to partner with companies that continually innovate the world of trade.

As one of the first brokers to adopt the Metatrader4 technology in 2006, FXDD has built the backbone of our software infrastructure with the ability to leverage the technological achievements of this platform. Software like MT4 allows FXDD to be leading experts throughout the United States and Europe.

Designing a platform with a specific knowledge base and the unique services to support the Metatrader4 platform and other products is why FXDD has continued to utilize this amazing technology. Together, this unites MQL5 application developers and traders around the globe. Inside of this complex technology is a commitment to creating a simplistic platform for all investors. FXDD continues to partner with companies that are connected to the largest financial institutions in the world.

In the spirit of technological advancements before us, FXDD pioneered bridge technology, that allows traders to access the foreign exchange market through Metatrader4, the link between the MT4 platform and liquidity providers, delivering an incredibly fluid execution, with concise executable spreads across a multitude of asset classes offered to every investor.

By bridging the gap between institutions and retail trading, FXDD is able to offer a wide array of products and spreads through the Metatrader4 platform, providing best in class access to the global markets on one of the world’s most popular and most trusted platforms.

This ensures a very reliable execution consistently with ease of use, all the while enabling automated trading strategies (Expert Advisors) on FXDD’s systems around the clock .

Trading should not be complicated, and with FXDD’s advanced bridge technology, deep knowledge of the Metatrader4 platform, simplicity, and peace of mind are available for all investors.
With a trusted platform spanning almost two decades and accepted by regulatory organizations across the world, MT4 is used by hundreds of thousands of traders worldwide.

To learn more about FXDD, Metatrader4 and how to start trading today, connect with FXDD here.

Eric Ash
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Novel Coworking debuts new coworking space in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Workspace provider Novel Coworking is debuting private offices, office suites, and coworking space at its new Cincinnati location. The company acquired the Hooper Building at 151 W. 4th Street in May and has renovated it into state-of-the-art workspace for one to 50-person companies. The company will host a Grand Opening Party that is open to the public on November 15 from 4pm to 7pm; attendees can RSVP here.

“We are excited to support Cincinnati’s entrepreneurial community with beautiful, affordable space to grow their businesses,” said Bill Bennett, Founder of Novel Coworking. “We have seen huge demand for flexible, customizable workspace from small to mid-sized businesses, as well as enterprise companies.”

Built in 1893, the 106,350-square-foot building features Queen Anne-style architecture, 15 foot ceilings, red brick facade and large windows that flood the interior space with natural light. The Hooper Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, along with much of the West Fourth Street Historic District, in 1980. By purchasing the buildings where it operates, Novel Coworking is able to invest in infrastructure improvements including fiber internet and custom-built suites for 10 to 100-person teams, all while keeping rents 30-50% lower than competitors.

“When I started my first business in 2007 and began my office space hunt, I was turned down by numerous brokers because I wasn’t looking for a three to five-year lease,” Bennett said. “I didn’t know yet whether I was going to have one employee or 100, and I didn’t want to start a construction project or make a long-term commitment.”

Fast forward ten years, and Bennett now runs a business that supports companies of all sizes with the flexibility and room to scale up and grow on their terms. With pricing starting at $99 a month for coworking memberships and starting at $475 a month for private offices, Novel Coworking provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with high-caliber amenities that are typically only available to large companies.

About Novel Coworking
Novel Coworking provides fully-furnished, technology-equipped, and affordable workspace to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and enterprise companies. Novel Coworking members have access to nearly 2 million square feet of workspace in 26 locations including Alexandria, Boulder, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Madison, Minneapolis, Nashville, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Diego, Savannah, and Seattle. For more information, please visit novelcoworking.com.

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South Sudan Resumes Oil Production, Seeks Investors

Hon. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan

South Sudan Oil & Power 2018 will highlight opportunities in November in Juba.

With two out of three of South Sudan’s operating companies producing again, it is imperative that new international service companies and providers enter the market to meet the demand for services. ”

— Hon. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, October 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP) 2018 is returning to Juba on November 21 and 22, and is focused on attracting international investors and service companies into the country’s newly revamped oil industry.

The theme for the conference — Embracing the Private Sector — follows the successful resumption of oil production by the Greater Pioneer Operating Company this year and the introduction of new international companies into the market, including Russia-based JSC Zarubezhneft.

The Russian company is set to begin exploring the country’s open acreage and opportunities in trading after signing a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Petroleum this month.

Earlier this year, operating consortia investors CNPC and Petronas affirmed their commitment to improving and increasing oil production in South Sudan after re-signing production agreements with the government. Nigeria-based Oranto Petroleum began exploring for oil and gas in Block B3 in November 2017. With a new peace deal signed and in implementation, the government and existing investors in Juba are optimistic about prospects for energy sector growth.

“South Sudan is dedicated to expanding oil and gas operations to strengthen the economy, as well as pursue economic diversification through new infrastructure and power projects,” said Hon. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan.

“With two out of three of South Sudan’s operating companies producing again, it is imperative that new international service companies and providers enter the market to meet the demand for services. We are going to have an aggressive push and incentivize exploration activities with new blocks. South Sudan Oil & Power 2018 will be the venue for these deals to move forward.”

Following a successful event in 2017 — the country’s first dedicated energy and infrastructure conference — the two-day SSOP conference this year will include panel discussions on oilfield development; building the nation through energy infrastructure; and public private partnerships and initiatives; as well as a reception and gala dinner, presentations and workshops.

The 2018 conference will feature ministerial delegations from Sudan and Equatorial Guinea, and is held under the auspices of H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan.

Keynote speakers will include H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President, South Sudan; Hon. Taban Deng Gai, First Vice President, South Sudan; Hon. James Wani Igga, Vice President, South Sudan; Hon. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan; H.E. Azhari Abdallah, Minister of Petroleum and Gas, Sudan and H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea.

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Oranto Petroleum Granted Extension for Nigeria’s OPL 293 Oil and Gas Block

Prince Arthur Eze, Chairman of Oranto Petroleum

The company applied for renewal of OPL 293 in 2012 and the renewal was granted on October 9, 2018.

We are pleased that the government of Nigeria has renewed our license for OPL 293, given the area’s still huge potential for oil and gas exploration.”

— Prince Arthur Eze, chairman of Oranto Petroleum

ABUJA, NIGERIA, October 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nigeria-based Oranto Petroleum has been granted a renewal on its license for Nigeria’s OPL 293, giving it additional time to find partners to explore and develop the high potential block.

The Ministry of Petroleum Resources granted the extension on October 9, with the renewal pending since 2012. The block was initially granted to Oranto Petroleum in 2007.

OPL 293 is adjacent to Statoil’s OPL 293, which contains the Nnwa gas discovery, the Sehki oilfield and the Bilah gas/condensate field. The block, at water depths ranging from 200m to 1,000m, has three identified prospects from 3D seismic data that covers the lower half of the block.

Mid-case reserves place the potential at 1.08 trillion cubic feet of gas and 183 million barrels of oil. To the east, the Nnwa formation extends into Shell’s OML 219.

“We are pleased that the government of Nigeria has renewed our license for OPL 293, given the area’s still huge potential for oil and gas exploration. We are in a great position to further activities in OPL 293. Our commitment to a fast track development is strong and we will accelerate development with all deliberate speed,” Prince Arthur Eze, chairman of Oranto Petroleum, said in a statement.

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