Kuwait Clean Fuels Project commissions key Hydrocracker Unit

first_img Kuwait Clean Fuels Project commissions key Hydrocracker Unit (Credit: Petrofac Limited) Our Clean Fuels Project for Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has achieved a further significant milestone, with the safe and successful commissioning of Hydrocracker Unit 214 at Mina Abdullah Refinery.This is the second largest hydrocracker unit in Kuwait. It is licensed with a feed processing capacity of 50,000 barrels per stream day (BPSD) and will upgrade heavy gas oil fractions into lighter products through a hydro-cracking process using catalyst and hydrogen. This will enable the production of Kuwait’s new generation of ultra-low Sulphur fuel products, including Euro 5 Diesel, Kerosene and Jet Fuel, Naphtha and LPG.Petrofac is leading a joint venture partnership with Samsung Engineering Co Ltd and CB&I Nederland BV (now McDermott International). As well enabling the production of these new, cleaner fuel products, the project will also increase processing capacity at this key project for Kuwait’s refining industry.Prashant Bokil, JV Project Director, said: “We have progressively continued the commissioning and handover of each unit and the Hydrocracker is another important milestone for this mega project. Thank you to everyone involved, we are focused on safely delivering the remaining work ahead and completing the project to the full satisfaction of our client KNPC.”The Clean Fuels Project, Mina Abdullah Refinery has a total of 12 new process units from five licensors, inter-refinery transfer lines and interconnecting pipe rack. Seven of the units, along with associated flares, have now been commissioned, with the Vacuum Rerun (VRU) Unit 213 currently under commissioning and the remaining four units (HCR-114, ARDS-212 and 112 and CCR-127) in advanced stages of pre-commissioning.This is an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) project on a massive scale. At the peak of activity, more than 15,000 people were working on the Kuwait site. An exemplary safety record has been maintained, with more than 67.2 million work hours without lost-time incident since May 2018. Source: Company Press Release This is the second largest hydrocracker unit in Kuwaitlast_img read more

Leading developers sign leasehold reform pledge, but critics claim it’s ‘cobbled together’

first_imgHome » News » Leading developers sign leasehold reform pledge, but critics claim it’s ‘cobbled together’ previous nextRegulation & LawLeading developers sign leasehold reform pledge, but critics claim it’s ‘cobbled together’Housing minister James Brokenshire claims the initiative will further support existing and future leaseholders by protecting them from onerous fees.Nigel Lewis29th March 201901,088 Views Housing minister James Brokenshire has revealed that 40 leading new homes builders and industry organisations including the Home Builders Federation have signed a 14-point ‘pledge’ to end the practice of unfair and onerous leaseholds.Big names in the industry to have signed up to the document include Bellway, Bovis, Barratt, Countryside, Fairview, Galliford Try, Miller, Octagon, Persimmon, Redrow, Taylor Wimpey and Telford Homes.The pledge includes a promise to free the 12,000 existing leaseholds trapped in bad ‘doubling clause’ deals and ending the practice of unjustified legal fees when leaseholders take freeholders to court over dubious leasehold clauses.Leasehold reformFor existing leaseholds, developers have promised to help them move to RPI-indexed rises in ground rent regardless of whether they have previously asked to amend their leaseholds or not.The pledge also requires developers not to insert onerous clauses in future agreements, and ensure details of each leasehold are represented in a ‘fair and transparent way’.Developers have also agreed to put in place both appropriate complaints and redress schemes to reassure leaseholders that any future problems are dealt with appropriately.“Today’s news is a victory for those stuck in leases with onerous ground rent payments, charged for making alterations to their properties, and [who are] ultimately unable to sell their homes,” says Mark Hayward (left), Chief Executive of NAEA, which has been campaigning on the issues.“These measures are a huge step in the right direction towards fixing Britain’s broken housing market.”Cobbled togetherBut the initiative is not without its critics. Campaigning organisation the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, headed up by former Mail on Sunday property editor Sebastian O’Kelly (right), says: “Developers and freeholders have pledged to act fairly, having previously told the Communities Select Committee that everything in leasehold smelled of roses and leaseholders were exaggerating the problems.“The government and panicky leasehold monetisers have cobbled together a sort of good behaviour pledge mainly in response to the Communities Select Committee’s thoroughly researched assault on leasehold practices published earlier this month.” Leasehold knowledge partnership Mark Hayward James Brokenshire NAEA sebastian o’kelly March 29, 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Colour matching for estate agencies

first_imgHome » News » Colour matching for estate agencies previous nextProptechColour matching for estate agenciesThe Negotiator16th April 20200132 Views A Colour Match service has been launched by Mid West Displays, to help estate agents find their ‘true colours’ by inspiring them to create unique property displays that also enhance their branding.Estate agents can match LED lightpocket frames to an existing interior scheme, corporate colours, logo – any colour they choose from an almost limitless range. GGeneral Manager Clive Towe said, “Our Colour Match service will, hopefully, help estate agents create displays that are integral to the organisations branding.Maximising this brand differential can help agents outperform their High Street rivals.“Mid West Displays is uniquely placed to offer this service. Not only do we manufacture the LED lightpockets ourselves here in the UK but our high quality digital printers enable us to precision match to any given Pantone colour – that offers almost limitless potential for our customers to create truly individual and memorable property displays.”The Colour Match service can be used with the company’s Framed LED lightpocket range. As well as an exact match, Mid West Display’s design team can help with complementary colours and provide 3D visuals of how the display will look in the branch.midwestdisplays. co.ukLED lightpocket frames Colour Match service Mid West Displays Clive Towe 3D visuals April 16, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’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 2021last_img read more

Aqueous Announces 2017 Fall Tour Dates

first_imgAqueous continues to prove itself a road machine with today’s announcement of 25 fall tour dates, including headlining shows in Madison, Charleston, Nashville, Cleveland, and Chicago, festival appearances at the inaugural Canyon Jam at The Mishawaka Amphitheater and Resonance Music & Arts Festival, and three support dates with Umphrey’s McGee.This past weekend, the Buffalo-based quartet joined Umphrey’s McGee at the SummerStage in NYC’s Central Park and The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ, welcoming new fans along the way. It’s been a great summer for Aqueous thus far, but the band is excited to step out on their own headlining tour this fall.Aqueous Covers Radiohead and Steely Dan With Members of Umphrey’s McGee [Videos/Photos]The upcoming tour will see the band play two sets on most club dates, which gives the four-piece ample time to improvise and stretch out their songs. Guitarist and vocalist Mike Gantzer enthusiastically shares in a press release, “We have really been itching to get the opportunity to have all the time we need to dive into jams as deeply as we’d like and to continue to diversify and get creative with our setlist writing too!”Tickets for the recently announced Fall 2017 dates are on sale today, July 12th. Be sure to visit the band’s website for more information.Aqueous Tour Dates:7/15 & 7/16 – Buffalo, NY – Cobblestone Live7/20 – Morgantown, WV – Deep Roots Mountain Revival7/28 – Burlington, VT – Tumble Down8/11 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater *8/12 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival8/18 – Rehoboth, DE – Dogfish Head Brewery8/19 – Pittsboro, NC – The BIG What?8/ 25 – Sherman, NY – Night Lights Music Festival8/31 – Kansas City, MO – KCCrossroads *9/1 & 9/2 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *9/7 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’s9/9 – Bellvue, CO – Canyon Jam Mishawaka Amphitheater9/12 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s9/13 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry9/14 – Madison, WI – The Frequency9/15 – Menasha, WI – The Source Public House9/16 – Indianapolis, IN – Mousetrap9/22 & 9/23 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music & Arts Festival9/30 – Canton, NY – Java Barn10/24 – Wilmington, NC – Calico Room10/25 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House10/26 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House10/27 – 10/29 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween10/31 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco11/1 – Nashville, TN – High Watt11/2 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall11/3 – Covington, KY – Octave11/4 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street11/15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom11/16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall11/17 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Café11/18 – Ferndale, MI – Otus Supply* dates w/ Umphrey’s McGeelast_img read more

NDVotes ‘16 kickoff and Mayor Pete encourage civic engagement

first_imgIs civic engagement more American than apple pie? NDVotes ’16, which is focused on promoting participation in the 2016 elections, didn’t make students choose at its inaugural event, where both voter registration forms and slices of apple pie were up for grabs.Task force co-chairs Roge Karma and Sarah Tomas Morgan, both sophomores, said the event on Tuesday afternoon in Geddes Coffee House, featuring a speech by South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, was focused on promoting three tiers of student engagement. (Editor’s note: Roge Karma is a viewpoint columnist for The Observer.)Photo courtesy of Rosie McDowell “Students can register to vote or for absentee ballots, they can learn how to get involved with political clubs and organizations on campus, and with Mayor Pete’s talk, they can learn how to get involved in local elections and campaigns,” Karma said.Karma said the task force wanted to streamline the voter registration process for students to promote participation in the upcoming elections.“All they have to do is fill it out and give it to us, and we make sure that it gets into the right hands so that they get their absentee ballot on time,” he said.At the event, Buttigieg spoke briefly on the importance of young voter participation.“Most important social change and political change actually starts with young people,” he said. “That’s true of some of the best changes that have happened in modern times, with the civil rights movement and the end of apartheid in South Africa.”Buttigieg said he believes there is a crisis of engagement in the political process of the country, as many voters are disillusioned by the role of money in politics or do not find candidates who are speaking on relevant matters, but students can have a significant impact on politics.“All of you are qualified by virtue of what you’re doing with your lives right now. A student who is spending all of their time and attention, has a full-time job that consists of learning everything you can about yourself and the world around you,” he said. “There will not be another time in your life where you will be this immersed in moral inquiry about the way things ought to be and the way you ought to live your life. Who better to call on the conscience and the intellect of everybody else in your community or your country about what the right things to do are?”Students should become more active in their home communities, as well as the South Bend community, Buttigieg said.“The next time you hear ‘Why don’t they?’ make it into ‘Why don’t I? Why don’t we? Why don’t you?’ and see whether the conversation becomes different,” he said. “This is a place where talent can meet purpose, and I hope you choose a public purpose to apply your talents to.”The NDVotes ’16 task force is comprised of representatives from clubs and organizations across campus, Karma said, including BridgeND, College Democrats, College Republicans, the Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy and GreeND.“It’s all these clubs, student government, coming together electing basically ambassadors to this NDVotes task force,” he said. “It’s not like a club acting in its own interests — it’s all these different groups who all have the common goal of voter registration, civic engagement, in mind, coming together to work for what we think is the greater good.”Tomas Morgan said the task force has a variety of events planned for the rest of the semester, including a talk on virtuous discourse, a panel discussion exploring election demographics and a panel of student leaders discussing a contemporary issue.“These are all sort of getting into the election season. We wanted to talk about preliminary things,” she said. “As the election evolves, the candidates drop out or [join the race], we’ll evolve with it.”“We’re trying to engage on a lot of different levels,” Karma said. “Based on that, we’ll be able to gauge for next semester where we want to be, which of these events turned out the best. It’s not like an experiment, but it’s trying as many different things as we can and seeing what the results are.”Karma said the task force is partnering with both the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy and the Center for Social Concerns (CSC).“It kind of creates this hybridization of the Catholic responsibility to be civically engaged and the secular responsibility to be engaged in your country,” he said.The combination of a foundation in Catholic social teaching and willingness to learn and engage with issues distinguishes Notre Dame students, Karma said.“One of the coolest things about Notre Dame is that people aren’t afraid to have those discussions about issues,” he said. “I noticed that even when I went back to my dorm during the GOP debate, everyone across majors were interested in it.”Tomas Morgan said the document “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has influenced the University’s culture of civic engagement.“We think with the CSC and the Rooney Center for American Democracy, these are the parts of campus we want to draw from,” Tomas Morgan said. “I think voting really is, as the Catholic bishops say, in this founding document, a moral obligation. And it’s something you shape your conscience for. And that’s something the CSC has always helped students to do.”Tags: CSC, NDVotes, Rooney Centerlast_img read more

I’ll Have Some Yoga and a Saison, Please

first_imgIt took me a long time to come around to yoga. The whole process, from the “mountain pose” (which let’s be honest, is really just standing) to the teachers who say things like, “really sink into the pose and explore your sacrum,” just seemed so ridiculous. Now I’m all about exploring my sacrum through bendy poses that hurt like a mother f#*@$er. My issue is that I’m quick to judge. It was the same thing with saisons. The saison is a relatively ancient, European style of beer that also goes by the catch-all title, “farmhouse ale.” Traditionally, these were literally brewed on farms, using leftover fruit or herbs after the harvest, and consumed by the farmhands the following summer. Picture a bunch of European farmers plowing the fields all day, then breaking in the late afternoon for cheese and beer. This is the beer they’re drinking.The saison is a really broad umbrella with a lot of very different beers beneath it. They’re typically low in alcohol and downright refreshing to drink. And I hated them the minute I saw them. I had an instantaneous, primeval reaction to the style, mostly because of that damn name, “saison.” The name just sounded so precious. Like you have to wear a scarf and say it with a French accent. See how judgy I am? Fast forward several years, and I can’t get enough of the saison. Especially this new one from Starr Hill, the Daily Grind Peppercorn Farmhouse Ale. There’s nothing precious about this beer, which is part of Starr Hill’s limited release Heavy Rotation series. It’s bright and effervescent, the way all saisons should be, but with a firm malty body and a guilty-pleasure kind of sweetness that delivers waves of citrus, pineapple in particular, before getting washed away by a tart finish. This is the kind of beer you want to drink on a hot afternoon, after long trail run. Or you know, working in the fields, if that’s what you’re into it. Or after an hour and a half of hot yoga. Now that’s a day—yoga and a saison. Look how much I’ve matured over the years!last_img read more

The power of one employee

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr My colleague relayed an experience she had with a pizza delivery driver who gave her dog a dog biscuit when her husband opened the door. Her family has had pizza delivered from the same place many times in the past and nobody has ever brought a treat for the dog. In fact, nobody delivering food from any restaurant has ever brought a treat for her dog. She was pleasantly surprised and called it a wow factor.Based on previous history with that pizza place, this isn’t a company-wide branding idea. It’s one employee who chooses to live the brand in a simply, yet extraordinary way. It’s an example of how one employee can make your brand that much more powerful.Now let’s look at the flip side – that one employee who refuses to live the brand. How much power do you think he or she has over the brand? Research from McClean & Company indicates an employee disengaged with your credit union’s brand, costs a minimum of $10,000 a year in lost customers/members, lack of productivity, extra training and other factors. That’s a lot of negative energy being pumped into your brand from only one person.How can you ensure that every employee is igniting your brand in a positive way? continue reading »last_img read more

Governor Wolf Addresses Joint Session of PA House and Senate, Urges Action to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-Up)

first_imgABC 27: Governor Wolf pushes for immediate action on opioid and heroin crisis (VIDEO) By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant September 29, 2016 TribLive: Wolf urges Pa. lawmakers to tackle abuse of opioid drugs“Every day, we lose 10 Pennsylvanians to the disease of addiction,” Wolf said. “This is a public health crisis the likes of which we have not before seen.” Overdose deaths statewide topped 3,500 last year, or 1,000 more than in 2014, he said.Reading Eagle: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf urges action on combating state’s opioid crisis“It threatens entire communities throughout the commonwealth,” [Governor Wolf] told lawmakers. “Here in this building we can make a difference, right now, with bills that are close to passage.” Wolf, a Democrat, said partisanship should be overcome. The overdose death crisis has the potential to overwhelm positive steps taken by the Legislature in the past, he said. Beyond that, he said, families across the state affected by the crisis are calling for action.The Times: Wolf, legislators coming together to fight opioid epidemic“Addiction too often is an invisible problem,” Wolf told lawmakers. “But, in Pennsylvania the problem is visible: In the lives lost. The families broken. The communities shaken.” Lawmakers have made the battle against opioid addiction a priority, Wolf said. “And because you have brought the voices of your constituents here, it is now possible for us to fight with every tool we have,” he said. “And that is what we are going to do. We are going to take a stand against the vicious disease of opioid addiction.”Associated Press: Wolf urges quick action on opioid addiction“The opioid epidemic did not start overnight, and we will not fix it overnight or even in this session,” [Governor Wolf] told lawmakers. “But by acting on these bills, and by putting other ideas on the table, we can continue to stem the tide of opioid abuse. We can make progress for the families we have met, the parents who have cried on our shoulders.”PhillyVoice: Gov. Wolf pushes state lawmakers for bills to combat opioid addiction“It is up to us to tackle the opioid crisis and give Pennsylvania the prosperous, healthy and safe future we know it deserves,” Wolf said. “I look forward to a productive session and real progress toward stopping the opioid epidemic. Let us, here in Pennsylvania, lead the nation in fighting this crisis.”PennLive: Gov. Wolf: Pa. must ‘take a stand against’ opioidsPennsylvania politicians of all stripes are expressing great commitment and urgency in the fight against opioid addiction, which is killing ten Pennsylvanians per day and is expected to get worse before it gets better. Now the big questions involve exactly what they’ll do and how long it will take. Gov. Tom Wolf outlined his top priorities on Wednesday during a rare joint address to both the House and the Senate.PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf addresses joint session of the General Assembly on opioid crisis, but more work remainsGov. Tom Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly Wednesday morning in an effort to spur on legislative action to fight the opioid crisis facing Pennsylvania. According to the governor, while the legislature and administration have already taken steps to help doctors, law enforcement, and the corrections system deal with the opioid epidemic, more work remains to be done.WFMZ: Gov. Tom Wolf urges lawmakers’ fast action on opioid addiction bills (VIDEO) SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Public Health,  Round-Up,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to urge action to combat the current opioid and heroin abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania.“We have shown that we can work together to make Pennsylvania the great place we know it can be. It is now time to do so again and give the people of Pennsylvania a reason to believe in their leaders,” said Governor Wolf. “It is up to us to tackle the opioid crisis and give Pennsylvania the prosperous, healthy, and safe future we know it deserves. I look forward to a productive session and real progress toward stopping the opioid epidemic. Let us, here in Pennsylvania, lead the nation in fighting this crisis.”3,500 Pennsylvanians were lost to overdoses in 2015 and ten Pennsylvanians die per day as part of the opioid abuse epidemic. In order to stem the tide of opioid abuse and help those suffering from substance use disorder, Governor Wolf encourages the legislature to work quickly and efficiently to pass bills aimed at fighting this health crisis.Take a look at the additional coverage below:   SHARE  TWEET Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Addresses Joint Session of PA House and Senate, Urges Action to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-Up)last_img read more

House complete with beer taps and saltwater aquarium going to auction

first_imgThe home at 62 Janda St, Robertson is going under the hammer.ENTER this stunning home at 62 Janda St and you will no doubt be impressed.Built only two and a half years ago, this new-build masterpiece features a huge aquarium as you enter the home.Other standout features include a built-in bar with beer on tap and a fully equipped customised theatre room with acoustic timber coffered ceilings, stone walls and built-in speakers, a projector, screen and eight single recliners.The saltwater aquarium is focal point of the home.Yong Real Estate Sunnybank Hills selling agents Sue Ye and Tom Zhang said the property was “very unique” because it was made of three levels of concrete and steel architecture, and had an underground basement.Take a peek at some other quirky homes…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Quirky ranch with a view!00:34 Related videos 00:34Quirky ranch with a view!01:53Chill out in this underground home00:35Dreamy wooden cabin, Slovenia00:29Multi award-winning treehouse01:24Want more of your view? Get a rotating home!00:37The French reno full of lifeMs Ye said the owner was a well known builder who was building multi-million dollar mansions in the local area.Beer on tap and room for the pool table.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020She said a big family with one or two generations who enjoyed luxury living would best suit this home.Ms Ye said 62 Janda St, set in a quiet cul-de-sac, had a superior design and finishes, with an impressive use of technology.She said the sale of the property was originally put off as the owner’s daughter had her wedding at the property.It’s hard to beat this outdoor entertaining space.Within the home there is a dedicated office. A formal dining area connects to the massive family living and rumpus rooms.Ms Ye said a massive butler’s kitchen would appeal to someone who loved to cook.There is plenty of room for the car collection.With Miele appliances, a teppanyaki plate, lots of storage, granite benches plus a two-way cold room connecting to the outdoor bar, Ms Ye said entertaining would be a breeze.Outside there is an inground swimming pool and separate spa with an open-style pergola, and kitchenette.The property will be auctioned on Saturday, March 25 at 4pm.last_img read more

Friday people roundup [updated]

first_imgAP4, Franklin Templeton, Schroder Investment Management, AP1, Aberdeen Asset Management, International Integrated Reporting Council, European Public Real Estate Association, LGIM InfrastructureAP4 – Magnus Eriksson, vice-president and general manager of Sweden’s fourth national buffer fund, has decided to leave. AP4 said Eriksson would move to London at the end of June for “family reasons”.Franklin Templeton – Arnaud d’Anterroches has joined the investment company’s Switzerland business as institutional sales director. Based in Geneva, he joins from Schroder Investment Management, where he worked for eight years. Before that, he was at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management and at Schroders in Paris.  AP1 – Sweden’s first pension buffer fund has hired Johan Temse as investment manager. Temse was previously at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he worked on a European secondaries fund in which AP1 was a lead investor in 2013. His role at AP1 will see him focus on real estate within the fund’s real assets division. International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) – Paul Druckman, chief executive at the IIRC for more than five years, is to step down this year. The IIRC said Druckman would remain with the Council for an indefinite period to ensure a smooth transition. The board is now searching for Druckman’s successor.European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) – Laurent Ternisien, who led the integration of Investment Property Databank into MSCI following its takeover in 2012, has joined the EPRA as a senior adviser. Meanwhile, co-founder Rupert Nabarro has retired as a senior MSCI adviser. Ternisien, formerly managing director of real estate at MSCI, will work on EPRA’s investor outreach activities in Continental Europe.Legal & General Investment Management – Erik Westermark has been appointed senior investment associate at LGIM Infrastructure. Reporting to Silja Turville, head of LGIM Infrastructure, Westermark previously worked at Lloyds Bank focusing on infrastructure, energy and acquisition finance. He has also worked at Citi Global Markets.last_img read more