Charlene Wheeless: PRWeek Hall of Femme 2016

Charlene Wheeless: PRWeek Hall of Femme 2016

01 April 2016

The PRWeek Hall of Femme honors trailblazers in the communications industry. This inaugural class of nine talented women challenge the status quo, push for the big idea, and strive to make a difference. 
Source: PR Week

Riyadh Metro Tunnel Breakthrough

Riyadh Metro Tunnel Breakthrough

12 March 2016

One of the Riyadh Metro project’s giant tunnel boring machines, has broken through at the southern end of station 1B2 in the center of the city, completing 1.3km of the 3.5km tunnel drive. Our customer, Arriyadh Development Authority has posted an impressive film of the event that took place in Saudi Arabia’s capital city.
Source: YouTube

Origin chief Grant King says deals are 'on the table'

Origin chief Grant King says deals are 'on the table'

04 March 2016

Origin Energy managing director Grant King has declared that a demerger and potential mergers are "on the table" as the electricity and gas supplier considers options to help restore shareholder value.

Speaking on the sidelines of an event to mark the start-up of the $25 billion Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas project in Gladstone, Mr King said many of the potential corporate moves being suggested in the market had their merits but all involved complexities.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Bechtel-led site finishes warhead dismantlement

Bechtel-led site finishes warhead dismantlement

26 February 2016

“The employees of Consolidated Nuclear Security are proud to have an integral role in accomplishing the NNSA’s nuclear weapon mission,” Consolidated Nuclear Security President and CEO Morgan Smith said. “The work done at Y-12 on the W69 is yet another example of the important role we play in supporting our nation and making the world a safer place.”

Source: Oak Ridge Today

Honoring Mentors for Women in STEM

Honoring Mentors for Women in STEM

25 February 2016

Carol Zierhoffer, the chief information officer at Bechtel encourages women to take on roles as mentors at the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day in the nation's capital Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. "Every time you are interaction with a young person, you are making an impression." 
Source: US News and World Report

Compliance Heads: International Anti-Corruption Action Levels Field

Compliance Heads: International Anti-Corruption Action Levels Field

23 February 2016

Law enforcement agencies around the globe are increasing their cooperation in investigating and prosecuting corruption cases, and a panel of chief compliance officers said Tuesday that is a good thing for companies that want to play by the rules.
Source: Wall Street Journal Blog

London's Crossrail to be called the Elizabeth Line

London's Crossrail to be called the Elizabeth Line

23 February 2016

London's mayor revealed the line's name and purple logo as he visited Bond Street station with the monarch. Trains on the railway will travel under the centre of the city, linking parts of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire to Essex when it opens in December 2018.
Source: BBC.com

Rethinking

Rethinking "Bankability" for Africa Infrastructure

29 January 2016

Throughout the last decade, Africa’s economic growth has been robust.  While this growth is expected to continue during 2016 for sub-Saharan Africa, it will likely not reach the region’s full potential due to ongoing global challenges and under-investment in infrastructure. Doubling-down on implementing infrastructure projects will thus be a critical step in enhancing Africa’s economic climate.

Source: U.S. Council for International Business