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Press release: DWP appoints new ONR Chair

first_imgThe ONR is a public corporation sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It is responsible for the regulation of nuclear safety and security at 37 nuclear licensed sites in the UK. It also regulates transport and ensures that safeguard obligations for the UK are met.About Mark McAllisterMark McAllister has worked in the international oil industry since 1979. He served as Chairman of Oil Spill Response and Prevention Advisory Group (OSPRAG) which formulated the joint response of the North Sea oil industry, trade unions and government to the Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. He has helped pioneer a new marine heavy-lift technology aimed at ensuring the safe and efficient removal of large offshore oil and gas platforms. In 2009, Mark was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Technology from Robert Gordon’s University in recognition of services to the oil industry.The ONR ChairMark McAllister takes up his 5-year appointment as ONR Chair from 1 April 2019. Current Chair, Nick Baldwin CBE, stands down on 31 March 2019 at the end of his second term of office having completed over eight years of service.Nick was initially appointed Chair of the interim ONR in 2011, then an agency of the Health and Safety Executive. He became the first statutory Chair of the vested organisation in April 2014, after successfully steering the organisation through the complex process of becoming a public corporation.The post of ONR Chair attracts a salary of £52,800 based on a minimum time commitment of 8 days per month (96 days per annum).The Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments regulates all appointments made by the Secretary of State to the Office for Nuclear Regulation.Contact Press OfficeMedia enquiries for this press release – 020 3267 5112 England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 Press Office Twitter – www.twitter.com/dwppressoffice Facebook – www.facebook.com/dwp LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/dwp YouTube – www.youtube.com/dwp Follow DWP on: I am delighted to be appointed Chair of ONR. As the UK nuclear regulator, ONR has a vital role in ensuring the continued safe operation of the current nuclear portfolio and the suitability of new nuclear reactors. I look forward to working with the Board and the executive team to ensure that the ONR continues to provide efficient and effective regulation of the nuclear industry. The Department for Work and Pensions is pleased to appoint Mark McAllister as the new Chair of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).As Chair, Mark will be responsible for ensuring that ONR delivers its mission to provide efficient and effective regulation of the nuclear industry on behalf of the public. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, gained in a wide ranging career in the international oil industry.Mark will succeed Nick Baldwin CBE, who has held the post of ONR Chair for 8 years. Nick has led ONR’s Board since 2011, prior to ONR becoming a public corporation and independent nuclear regulator in 2014 and since, through its crucial transitional and development years.The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton said: London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144center_img I’m delighted to welcome Mark McAllister to the role of ONR Chair. He will bring a wealth of relevant experience and skills, and I am confident that the ONR will continue to provide valuable advice under his leadership. I would also like to thank the ONR’s current Chair, Nick Baldwin, for the high quality and constructive support he has provided to me and my predecessors over the past 8 years. His considerable contribution to nuclear safety, security and the success of ONR throughout some challenging times has been very much appreciated. Mark McAllister will take up his 5-year appointment on 1 April 2019.About the ONR Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NA Mark McAllister said:last_img read more

Harvard opens skating rink in Allston

first_imgHarvard University will open a free skating rink in Allston on Friday (Jan. 15). The 40-by-60-foot temporary indoor rink will be open to the public Fridays and weekends through March 28.The Harvard Allston Skating Rink at 168 Western Ave. is a way to bring community-oriented uses to the University’s Allston properties while it looks for building tenants. The rink is part of the University’s commitment to strengthen the active stewardship of its properties and improve community vitality in Allston.“As we seek a long-term use for this building, we wanted to open up this space to the community in a creative way,” said Christine Heenan, vice president of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications. “We share the neighborhood’s desire for places that can bring the community together.”The indoor rink is housed in a former garage. An adjacent, glass-lined showroom has been transformed into the rink’s lounge.During the week, staff from Harvard Real Estate Services, the Allston Development Group, and Harvard Public Affairs and Communications put the final touches on the space — hanging lights, decorating walls, and arranging furniture.Starting Saturday (Jan. 16), visitors can go skating, watch skaters from the heated lounge, or get refreshments. Allston residents, along with Harvard and local officials, will celebrate the rink’s opening on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.Visitors can bring their own skates or borrow free pairs. Skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and their numbers are limited.In the future, the rink will be open on Fridays from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be special hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 18), from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and during Boston’s school vacation week (Feb. 15-19), from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.last_img read more

Quintain sees second director go

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Viral video captures brawl in North Jakarta waters

first_imgA video of young people brawling in the waters of a seafront area in Kalibaru subdistrict, Cilincing, North Jakarta, has gone viral on social media, prompting authorities to stand guard near the location.The video, posted on Sunday by Instagram account @jakut.info, showed dozens of young people having a confrontation in the waters while swimming, some of them carrying various kinds of sharp weapons. Topics : Responding to the video, Cilincing Police chief Comr. Imam T. B. said most of the people involved in the brawl were Cilincing residents. He then sent personnel to visit the location, despite it being outside of his authority.“We went to the location and they disbanded immediately,” Imam told tempo.co on Wednesday, adding that some of the youths threw their weapons into the sea.According to a press release issued by the North Jakarta administration on Tuesday, the police also detained two teenagers with sharp weapons and ceramic shards.In the statement, Kalibaru subdistrict head Slamet Alfarizi said that police, military and Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) personnel, as well as local residents, also conducted patrols in the past three days around the area to prevent another brawl.Cilincing district head Muhammad Andri commended the joint patrol.“May our hard work build a safe and orderly Kalibaru for all of us.” (mfp)center_img “On Sunday at 5 p.m., there was a brawl on the coast of Jakarta; a group of youths was seen fighting,” the caption of the Instagram post said.last_img read more