Company signs water rights for natural gas-fired project

first_imgRead more water usage news Senegal receives $60M to drive natural gas ambitions By chloecox – Twitter Facebook Venture Global LNG adds Zachry to EPC team for Gulf export terminal construction Previous articleA Backlog of New ProjectsNext articleICF picked to help build transmission line chloecox Linkedin TAGSSouthernCompany Linkedin Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GasNew ProjectsO&MWater Treatment 2.26.2013 Twitter Construction of the quick-start project is estimated to take between 36 and 48 months and cost $1.8 billion. The agreement allows Toquop Power the right to purchase up to 7,240 acre-feet of water rights at $12,000 per acre foot from Lincoln and Vidler. The option period runs through November 30, 2014 and, when exercised, the deal would close no later than December 31, 2014. Lincoln County Water District, Vidler Water Co. and a subsidiary of PICO Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PICO) and Toquop Power Holdings LLC have signed a definitive Option and Purchase Agreement for Toquop Power to acquire the water rights necessary to operate the planned 1,100 MW Toquop Power natural gas-fired power plant in southern Lincoln County, Nev. Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Company signs water rights for natural gas-fired project No posts to displaylast_img read more

BSG a driving force for triathlon in South Africa

first_imgAs South African IT services company BSG notes, it has been involved in the sport of triathlon since 2007 in what appears, at the surface, an odd relationship. However when speaking to Greg Reis, CEO of BSG, the association becomes less odd and instead enviable: it’s not about what the company does but more about the why…BSG is passionate about being a proactive force for positive change, making a difference in everything it does. As an IT professional services company, BSG partners with clients to unlock their potential and accelerate their performance through consulting services and software development. BSG views the national Triseries in South Africa as a platform to support its purpose… The company wants to make a difference in the community and inspire people to enjoy healthy, outdoor activity.BSG has been actively involved with the sport of triathlon through sponsoring the well-known BSG Energade Triseries for the past four years and believes that there is still significant potential to be unlocked, with the company taking full ownership rights from 2012 for the Triseries: it’s now officially known as ‘The BSG Triseries’.Greg Reis, CEO of BSG, said “BSG aims to accelerate both the growth of and the participation in the sport of triathlon. Our vision for the Triseries remains constant – making healthy outdoor living fun for all members of the family and addressing our country’s dire need to support the education of our nation’s children.”Reis added, “We’re really excited about the potential that remains untapped. BSG will continue to invest to achieve this vision – to really use the Triseries as a platform to create positive change in the lives of everyone who is touched by this event in some way. BSG will continue to apply our passion for positive change with the Triseries.”Investments include: professional event management; improved online entry processes; regular athlete communications, utilising social media; and overall race-day format enhancements to ensure enjoyable and safe racing for all involved. The aim is to deliver a race that is accessible, do-able and fun, especially as a welcome mat for first-time triathletes.The company was the winner of the inaugural Discovery Healthy Company Index in 2011, and actively promotes wellness with staff members: the Triseries is an extension of putting its money where its mouth is.During the past four years, BSG has invested significantly in the growth of the sport with participation in the Triseries increasing by 44% (3,952 race participants in 2007 to 5,690 race participants in 2011). BSG also sponsors an Elite Triathlon team, of which three triathletes are competing at the 2012 London Olympics: Kate Roberts, Chris Felgate and Richard Murray.To make a real difference, BSG believes that investment in education is vital for the future of South Africa and the company continues to partner with the LEAP Science and Maths School, which aims to transform educationally disadvantaged communities in South Africa through mathematics and science-focused education initiatives.At this year’s Triseries all race participants automatically become ‘Education Heroes’ by donating R10 of their entry fee towards LEAP, helping the organisation reach a target of R 1 million in 2012. Participants can also raise additional funds for LEAP by requesting their network of friends, colleagues and family make a pledge through the BSG ‘MyPledge’ initiative on their behalf.In this way, the BSG multisport community can make a significant contribution towards building a new school for LEAP.As noted by BSG, ‘the Triseries is a platform that is elevating the company’s brand, but more importantly supporting its purpose.’BSG Triseries dates:Buffelspoort Dam, Northwest Province – 30 September 2012Abrahamsrus, Sasolburg, Free State – 14 OctoberHartbeespoort Dam, Northwest Province – 21 OctoberBrandvlei Dam, Worcester, Western Cape – 11 NovemberVanderbijlpark, Emerald Casino, Gauteng – 2 Decemberwww.bsgmultisport.co.za Relatedlast_img read more

Challenge UK sails into Weymouth in 2014

first_img Related Following a week of eager anticipation, the team at Challenge UK have confirmed that the 2014 event will be held in the coastal town of Weymouth, Dorset. Famous for its fine Georgian seafront and long golden, sandy beaches; the views from Weymouth bay are truly spectacular and should make for quite a unique new race site.The Jurassic coastline of Dorset, along England’s south coast, is famous internationally as a World Heritage site, bursting with rich heritage and steeped in over 185 million years of history.And that’s not all. As the area of Weymouth & Portland was a host venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events, the area has hugely benefited from the ‘Olympic Legacy’, with improvements made across all sectors; from local transport and tourism to infrastructure and roads.The race will take place on 14 September 2014, opening with a sea swim in the clear blue waters of Weymouth bay. The rolling bike course will weave through the stunning local countryside offering competitors a fast and smooth course, taking in the beautiful surrounding terrain. The run will then lead throughout the town of Weymouth, and will no doubt be bustling with support from family, friends and loved ones.Challenge UK Race Director, Alan Rose said, “Weymouth is the perfect destination for Challenge UK, and we are really excited and proud to be able to make this announcement. The local area is quite simply, stunning and we cannot think of a better location.”Alan continued, “Challenge Weymouth will offer a competitive and fast course. We will be hosting both long and half distance triathlon events, as well as a new Challenge kids event – there really is something for all the family.“It is certainly one to pencil in for athletes who want to beat their best in 2014, and chase their coveted race PB’s. With over 900 athletes already pre-registered, we are confident that this will be a popular event.”Cllr Ian Bruce, responsible for Tourism and Culture at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said, “We are very pleased that Challenge UK have chosen Weymouth as the ideal venue for this prestigious event, and we look forward to working with organisers Just Racing UK.”He added,“Weymouth has a great event and sporting heritage which has been enhanced by the triathlon events run by local organisations. The date of 14 September 2014 is perfect for our aim to extend our festivals and events season and will provide a boost to the local economy as well as a fantastic viewing opportunity for locals and visitors.“We look forward to working with our local triathlon and sporting clubs and putting the area on the global triathlon calendar.” Challenge Family CEO, Felix Walchshöfer, said the new UK location was sure to prove popular with both British and international athletes, “Weymouth is quintessential English seaside culture at its best,” he said. “It is a perfect fit for Challenge Family with its outstanding course, welcoming community and plenty for athletes, friends and family to enjoy before and after the race.“As a pure coincidence, Weymouth is where I spent many weeks as an exchange student and I’m very much looking forward to revisiting this beautiful area.”Registration is now open for those that have pre-registered. All pre-registered athletes need to do is enter information when prompted to complete the registration process.General entries will open on Thursday 24 October 2013.Challenge UK is part of the Global Challenge Series of Long Distance Triathlons. It is organized and executed by experienced race organizing firm Just Racing UK.Just Racing UK organizes a range of running, cycling, duathlon and triathlon events in the UK, including National Championships, World and European age group qualifying races, and pool and open water triathlons.www.challengeweymouth.comlast_img read more

Habits of a top 200 originator – Part 2

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Recently I’ve been writing about top originators and their habits. Another top originator is Andi Williams from Fort Knox Federal Credit Union in Kentucky. Her Credit Union has about 80,000 members and over $1 billion in assets.Andi ranked as the 33rd highest originator in 2013. She was memberlicious 346 times providing $54 million in home loans. I asked Andi to share her secrets of success for her and her Credit Union….1. Measure – the CU knows turn time is critical to members and Realtors so they spend a lot of time monitoring and measuring their turn time. They also measure a variety of other aspects of their business to keep a close eye on how the Credit Union is helping members.2. Communicate – make sure you have strong lines of communications with Realtors and borrowers. Be open and honest. Don’t hide bad news. Don’t use jargon. Make sure the member and the Realtor understand what you need to get the deal closed. continue reading »last_img read more

Arndt joins deugro

first_imgArndt will be responsible for the establishment and global development of deugro’s oil and gas supply chain business unit. He joins the company from Kuehne + Nagel, where he served as senior vice president sales for projects, oil and gas, and marine logistics. He has also held senior management positions at Geodis and Bertling.deugro.comlast_img

Competitive Freight Wagon deployment to be planned

first_imgEUROPE: Wagon leasing company Ermewa is to draw up a deployment concept for innovative wagons to support the business case for investment in vehicles which are being developed under the Competitive Freight Wagon research initiative.Backed by the EU Shift2Rail research programme, the Competitive Freight Wagon consortium includes technology company Scheidt & Bachmann System Technik, consultancies ConTraffic and TransCare, Spain’s CEIT research alliance and the DLR and TU Dresden research institutes in Germany.Ermewa is to develop specifications for the bogies and running gear, superstructure, electrical equipment and onboard intelligent systems, as well as a supply chain structure for construction of the new wagons.The Competitive Freight Wagon concept is based on block trains of wagons with a multi-material lightweight design providing significantly lower tare weight and higher payload than current designs, with improved aerodynamics to lower noise and energy consumption. Electropneumatic disc brakes would allow higher running speeds, facilitating mixed traffic operation using available daytime train paths between passenger services. The modular wagons would have exchangeable bodies for different types of cargo, enabling them to be used more intensively than conventional vehicles. It is hoped that this would compensate for their higher initial cost.Centre couplers would provide better longitudinal train dynamics and weight reduction, with a fully automated version offering simpler, faster and safer train reformation in an effort to make wagonload traffic more economically viable. Onboard power supplies would support refrigerated goods and telematics services for continuous monitoring of the wagons, their loads and train integrity.The Competitive Freight Wagon concept was described in the June 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine, which subscribers can access in the digital archive.last_img read more

Gov’t donates $100,000.00 to DHTA

first_img Share 222 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Gov’t donates $100,000.00 to DHTA by: Dominica Vibes News – March 30, 2016 Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share DHTA President, Gregory Nassief (left) and Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Senator Robert TongeThe Dominica government, through the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal has donated one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) to the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) to assist its members who were affected during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Senator Robert Tonge presented the cheque to DHTA’s President, Gregor Nassief on Wednesday 30 March 2016 at the Government Headquarters in Roseau.According to DHTA’s President, seven (7) properties with a total of sixty (60) rooms and sixty employees were affected.Senator Tonge informed that preliminary estimates reported loss of forty eight million dollars in the tourism sector after storm impacted the island in August 2015, Erika, of which thirty-nine million was suffered by the accommodations sub-sector.Following the storm, the government, through the Ministry of Tourism, consulted with partners especially the DHTA, to identify some areas of assistance that was urgently needed and as a result, a list of areas were compiled and forwarded to the Ministry.Senator Tonge noted that based on the list, the Ministry requested the requisite funds from Cabinet to address the situation and meet some of the needs identified from the consultation. “It is our wish that these funds will facilitate the recovery process for our partners. The sum is only part of a wider support that the sector is already giving to its partners,” Senator Tonge informed.He added that support is being given to establishments who were affected for concessionary support for the importation of material and equipment used in restorative works.“Through Cabinet, we actually approved concessions for persons bringing in equipment and necessary items required to speed to speed up their recovery”.Meanwhile, DHTA President, Gregor Nassief expressed tremendous gratitude for the contribution which he stated will greatly assist the sector in its recovery.He said while part of the losses incurred by properties was covered by insurance, there were some aspects that the insurance companies did not cover.“That is instances where the properties suffered destabilization of their site; we had several instances where the structures were fine but there were landslides around them or the access had been wiped out. Based on that, we did make an appeal to the authorities to provide some level of assistance,” Nassief explained. He described the contribution as symbolic and meaningful as “in such situations the government, has no obligation but yet they contribute. The DHTA will be focusing on some specific properties”.last_img read more

Barcelona has a new coach

first_imgBarcelona legend Ronald Coeman is officially the new coach of the Catalan club.The former defender signed for two years after yesterday he terminated his contract as a coach of the Dutch national team, for which Barça will pay between 4 and 5 million euros in compensation. Its official presentation will be today around 19:00.Kuman took over after the dismissal of Kike Setien after the resounding 2: 8 loss to Bayern in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, being selected in the competition of Mauriso Pochettino and after the refusal of the legend Xavi Hernandez to return to the club.The Dutchman has already sat on the Barcelona bench as an assistant to Luis Van Gaal from 1998 to 2000, after which he worked for Vitesse, Ajax, Benfica, PSV Eindhoven, Valencia, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Southampton, Everton and the Dutch national team.As a coach, the specialist has three Dutch championship titles (two with Ajax and one with PSV), a national cup (Ajax), two Dutch super cups (Ajax and AZ Alkmaar), the Portuguese Super Cup with Benfica, the King’s Cup in Spain with Valencia. and second place in the League of Nations with the Netherlands (loss to Portugal 0-1 in the final).Winbet – victory is an emotion! (18+)Welcome home, @RonaldKoeman!️ #KoemanCuler— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 19, 2020last_img read more

Challengers gearing up for 6th annual MS Bike

first_imgThe MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge returns for its sixth annual event this August, accompanied by three Cinnamon Bun Run training rides this summer, helping participants get back in the saddle.   The first Cinnamon Bun Run training ride will be held on Saturday June 10, at 9 a.m. at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Members of the MS Bike’s organizing committee will lead the approximately 70km training ride to Procter, where all attendees will be treated to a complimentary cinnamon bun from The Village Bakery.All cycling levels are welcome, and there is no charge to participate.   The MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge is a fully supported two-day bike ride around the Kokanee Glacier, from New Denver to Nelson on Day 1, and from Nelson to New Denver via Kaslo on Day 2. During the August 19-20 weekend, participants will enjoy 222 km of riding, rest stops, food, entertainment, and beautiful views and hill climbs that won’t disappoint.    The ride is a fundraiser supporting the MS Society of Canada. Last year, 99 participants raised an amazing $135,000. In addition to helping fund critical MS research, those funds helped the Society to host 37 education sessions, distribute over $335,000 of medical equipment, and provide 299 individuals with volunteer legal assistance to people living with multiple sclerosis across B.C. These funds also contributed to the launch of the MS Knowledge Network.  center_img “It’s the perfect opportunity to train, while satisfying your sweet tooth,” she said.   “The Cinnamon Bun Run training rides are a great way to connect with other cyclists, introduce friends and family to the MS Bike event, share fundraising ideas and successes, and most importantly, prepare for the MS Bike West Kootenay Challenge,” said Jillian Earl, MS Bike coordinator.   All those interested in joining the ride, or learning more are welcome to attend the training rides. Dates of the remaining two training rides will be released in the summer. To register for the MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge, visit www.westkootenayglacierchallenge.ca.    About multiple sclerosis and MS Bike  Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord that affects 100,000 Canadians – the highest rate of MS in the world. It is one of the most common neurological diseases of young adults in Canada. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. MS Bike is a pledge-based fundraising event that provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. Over 12,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the 20 one- and two-day tours taking place across Canada between June and September. For more information about MS Bike visit msbike.ca.last_img read more

FEW IRISH PEOPLE REALISE JUST HOW HARD IT IS TO BECOME AN OLYMPIAN

first_img11,239 athletes from an estimated world population of 7.4 billion are currently converging on Rio to compete in the 311 events that make up the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. However, research has found that few Irish people (14%) are aware of just how difficult it is to become an Olympian with only a fraction of the world’s population (0.0001%) ever earning the right to represent their country at the Olympics. The findings are part of research commissioned by Electric Ireland, as proud sponsor of Team Ireland for the Rio Olympics, into Ireland’s attitude towards our Olympic athletes. Team Ireland who will represent the country, at the Olympic Games in Rio that begin on Friday 5th of August, is our second-largest team ever and is made up of 77 athletes who will compete in 13 of the 28 sports. More men (16%) than women (11%) claim to be aware of how difficult it is to become an Olympian. Yet men place a higher value on winning medals as only 66% of them, compared to 82% of women, would classify Ireland’s Olympians as heroes if they perform at their best regardless of whether they win a medal.Electric Ireland through The Power Within campaign, have been championing not just the talent and dedication of the individual athletes that make up Team Ireland but also the resilience and self-belief required by Ireland’s Olympians to realise their dream of competing at an Olympic Games.Irish adults (65%) feel that Irish Olympians possess un-wavering self-belief in themselves that they can be competitive against the best in the world. 18-24 years olds are the age group most likely to be inspired to attain their personal ambitions by the achievements of our Olympians with 44% of them agreeing that our Olympians inspire them to push themselves harder.Most Irish people (83%) do however agree that it is the heart, passion and leaving nothing behind on the sport’s field that make us proudest of our Olympic athletes.Electric Ireland are hoping that that the achievements of our Team Ireland athletes over the next sixteen days will not just unite the country but inspire both them and us to unlock The Power Within. With this in mind, the largest energy provider has created a video to encourage everyone to support Team Ireland in the weeks ahead:print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more