They asked to join the board, but you have to hunt for most new directors

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUES member James Sackett wanted to be involved in his community in some way. He had always known about and loved the idea of credit unions. So, when he moved to Minneapolis and joined a credit union in nearby Burnsville, he reached out and started the process of joining his CU’s board.Similarly, CUES employee Kari Sweeney wanted to volunteer in her local Wausau, Wisconsin, community, for a mission she’s passionate about. She loves reading, so when a seat opened up on her county’s library board and a friend encouraged her to check it out, she made an initial call and then followed up six months later.Now Sackett is the volunteer vice chair of the board at $1.3 billion Firefly CU and Sweeney is the volunteer vice president of the Marathon County Board of Trustees and a director of the broader Wisconsin Valley Library Service. Professionally, Sackett is a senior director at UnitedHealth Group and Sweeney is CUES’ director of supplier relations.Both of these self-starters called their respective volunteer organizations to express their interest in serving. But it’s safe to say that most directors don’t come to board service that way. In a recent CUES podcast, How to Recruit, Retain and Engage Millennial Directors, Sackett—a millennial—describes some key places to look for young directors, including local colleges or universities. Oftentimes, he says, a professor or other school official is very happy to recommend a student or recent graduate for a possible volunteer role.last_img read more

EnergyQuest: Australia’s LNG exports near 60 mt in 2017-2018

first_imgEnergyQuest said that Queensland’s gas flowed west at a net rate of 2.8 PJ, continuing the trend in June.CSG production increased slightly, the review shows. Production from fields operated by the LNG producers was 111 PJ in June, up from 106 PJ in May.Total LNG pipeline flows were 97 PJ in June compared with 98 PJ in May.Queensland short-term domestic gas prices in June were well above those in May. Southern short-term domestic gas prices in June were also above May levels. Gas flows and CSG production up Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports rose 18.5 percent to 59.7 million tonnes in 2017-18, according to a report by the energy consultancy, EnergyQuest.The largest contributor to the jump in exports were the shipments from Chevron’s Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG projects.Gorgon LNG’s exports rose by 6.9 million tons to 12.7 mt while the Wheatstone LNG project contributed 2.1 mt, as both facilities are moving towards full production capacity of 15.6 mtpa and 8.9 mtpa from Gorgon and Wheatstone, respectively.Shipments to China were also a significant contributor as China accounted for 34 percent of Australian LNG deliveries rising by 6.5 mtpa, the consultancy said.The largest importer of Australian LNG volumes remains Japan with 46 percent, as deliveries increased by 2.1 mt in the year. Deliveries to South Korea also increased and comprised 11 percent of deliveries, coming from both east and west coast projects.EnergyQuest estimates LNG export revenue was $30.8 billion in 2017-18, up 38 percent on the previous year due to both higher export volumes and higher prices, reflecting higher oil prices to which LNG prices are indexed.Asian spot LNG prices have risen during June and the Platts JKM reached US$11.60/MMBtu in mid-June (for July deliveries) before dropping to $10.37/MMBtu (for August deliveries) late in the month.Deliveries from the LNG projects on the West coast shipped 3.8 million tons in June, compared to 3.2 mt in May, while East coast projects shipped 1.63 mt in June compared to 1.57 mt in May.last_img read more

Dodgers sign Mookie Betts to 12-year, $365 million extension

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Mookie Betts and the Dodgers have finalized a contract extension that will keep the talented outfielder in Los Angeles through 2032. The contract pays $365 million – an average of $30.4 million over 12 years – including deferrals. Progress toward the extension was first reported Wednesday morning by Boston radio station WEEI.Due to become a free agent this winter, now Betts can’t become a free agent before his 40th birthday.Betts still hasn’t played a regular-season game since he was traded by the Red Sox for Alex Verdugo and prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong in February. The novel coronavirus pandemic postponed spring training in March. Baseball’s new Opening Day is Thursday.Angels outfielder Mike Trout signed a 10-year, $360 million extension with the Angels last year. He cannot be traded without his permission. Trout was 27 at the time the deal was signed. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Betts, who turns 28 in October, might be second only to Trout among the best players in the game. In 2019, he batted .295 with 29 home runs and 80 RBIs for the Red Sox. That was considered a “down year” in comparison to his MVP campaign of 2018: a .346 average, 32 home runs, 80 RBIs and a career-high 30 stolen bases.In Los Angeles, Betts is poised to join the reigning National League MVP, Cody Bellinger, to form an incomparable outfield duo. Bellinger has been deployed in center field and Betts in right field in exhibition games this year.Betts becomes the sixth baseball player to sign a contract in excess of $300 million. Trout, Gerrit Cole, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Giancarlo Stanton are the others.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more