Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) General Manager Phyllis E. Currie Friday, January 31, 2014, called on all Pasadena residents and business owners to voluntarily cut water use by 20 percent, joining the call from state and local leaders to step up water conservation efforts.â€œOur customers have always rallied during emergencies, conserving water citywide with impressive results,â€ Currie said. â€œWeâ€™re counting on Pasadena to take the lead to permanently end water waste and support sustainable solutions.â€On Jan. 17, 2014, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a statewide Drought of Emergency, urging consumers to cut water use by 20 percent and directing state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for the severe drought conditions. As a result, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that effective today, Jan. 31, 2014, all of its State Water Project deliveries throughout California would be cut to zero for the year. The decision affects 29 public water agencies that buy State Water Project water for about 25 million Californians.PWP, which receives about 18 percent of its supply from the State Water Project through the Metropolitan Water District, is closely monitoring the situation and is developing additional response plans as necessary. Due to strategic investments in water storage, PWP does not expect the cutbacks to have an immediate impact on customers, but there could be long-term impacts if the drought persists beyond 2014.PWP invites the public to discuss state and local water concerns during its upcoming forum, â€œYour Water: The Big Picture,â€ beginning at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Participants can register for this free session online or by calling (626) 744-3715. The event looks at long-term water supply challenges and potential solutions. PWP will also provide information about its conservation measures and customer incentive programs.California faced its driest year on record in 2013, with snowpack levels at 15 percent of normal as of Jan. 31, 2014 and reservoirs along the Colorado River and elsewhere depleted or drying up.PWP’s proactive water conservation and drought response includes information outreach through traditional and social media outlets; enforcement of Pasadenaâ€™s permanent waste prohibitions and temporary increases in rebate levels for many conservation incentive programs starting March 1, 2014.In addition, PWPâ€™s four-tier water rate encourages conservation design with progressive water rates with the highest tier costing consumers about four times the lowest tier. The structure has been in effect since 2009 and has helped achieve about a 17-percent reduction in per-capita water consumption since 2007.PWPâ€™s website, www.PWPweb.com/SaveWater, offers rebate applications and many resources, including the popular turf-replacement program, conservation tips, water-smart gardening guides, free workshops, how-to videos and a list of permanent water-waste prohibitions. PWPâ€™s 25-year Water Integrated Resource Plan, adopted in 2010, is helping to cut Pasadenaâ€™s reliance on imported water by boosting local supplies, increasing conservation and using recycled water for irrigation.For more information about PWP, visit www.PWPweb.com or follow the department on [email protected] For more information about the City, visit www.cityofpasadena.net, follow on [email protected] or call the Customer Service Center at (626) 744-7311. 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TAGSBallyhouraBallyhoura Failtefeaturedfull widthtourism Email Limerick Hoteliers urge Government to address tourism crisis WhatsApp Facebook Co Clare Entrepreneur has created a COVID-friendly tourism product to help Limerick companies attract staycationers NewsLocal News€20million tourism boost from BallyhouraBy Liam Togher – September 18, 2013 528 Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter AN independent visitor impact study released this week shows that Ballyhoura Fáilte generates €20million a year to the local economy.The study, which was completed by Limerick Institute of Technology in partnership with Ballyhoura Fáilte, also showed that the regions welcomes half a million tourists annually.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fergal Somers, manager of Ballyhoura Fáilte, was understandably delighted with the results of the study, attributing the success to the diversity of tourism events it encompasses.He said: “This is very positive for tourism in the Ballyhoura region and shows that our promotion and product development of heritage, culture, festival and events, activity and adventure and working with all the local communities on a number of initiatives is clearly paying dividends.”Ballyhoura Fáilte has been selected by Fáilte Ireland as an adventure ambassador for Ireland and has represented the region and Ireland at a number of tourism events internationally.This weekend the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails will host the European leg of the Blue Grass World Enduro Tour and will bring more than 350 bikers from across Europe to the local mountains.In 2014 the region will host the European Elite Marathon Championships and it will also welcome delegates from the Adventure World Summit. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Post Show | Mags Boland Murphy | Bofin Consultancy New Limerick Tourism Taskforce plans for development of sector Previous articleQuinny to tackle positive mental healthNext articleMEP to host cyberbullying forum in Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April
The contract to the Norwegian vessel builder has a firm period of 15 years alongside 10 years of options BW Offshore wins FPSO services contract for the Barossa project. (Credit: michaelmep from Pixabay) Santos has awarded a $4.6bn contract to BW Offshore pertaining to the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) of the Barossa gas and condensate project, offshore Australia.BW Offshore will be responsible for the construction, connection, and operation of the vessel. The lease and operate contract has a firm period of 15 years alongside 10 years of options.BW Offshore CEO Marco Beenen said: “This award confirms our ability to leverage extensive operational and development capabilities to win and execute offshore energy transition related projects.“The Barossa FPSO represents a new type of infrastructure-like contract for BW Offshore with attractive long-term returns, supported by strong partnerships with equity co-investors and banks.”Santos said that the contract to the Norwegian vessel builder is subject to a final investment decision (FID) on the $3.6bn Barossa project by Santos and its partners.The FID is expected to be taken in the coming weeks, while first gas from the offshore field is anticipated to be achieved during the first half of 2025.The Australian energy company said that the FPSO contract includes an upfront pre-payment and an option to buyout. This will help Santos and its partners in the project to reduce the overall capital expenditure by nearly $1bn.Santos managing director and CEO Kevin Gallagher said: “The decision to proceed with an FPSO services contract maintains a low ongoing operating cost while engineering enhancements have significantly reduced the project’s carbon footprint.“This reduction in capital expenditure makes Barossa one of the lowest cost of supply projects in the world for LNG and will provide new supply into a tightening LNG market.”According to BW Offshore, the FPSO for the Barossa gas and condensate project will have a processing capacity of up to 800 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of gas. The vessel will also handle up to 11,000 barrels per day of stabilised condensate.BW Offshore said that the production vessel will be turret moored with a newbuilt hull based on the company’s RapidFramework design. The topside of the Barossa FPSO will weigh nearly 35,000 tons.The vessel will be constructed in South Korea and Singapore. The natural gas produced and processed by it will be exported through the Bayu-Undan to Darwin pipeline system to the Darwin LNG plant.On the other hand, the condensate produced from the Barossa field will be stored on the FPSO from which it will be offloaded periodically.Currently, Santos has an operated stake of 62.5% in the offshore gas and condensate project, located nearly 300km north of Darwin. It is partnered by SK E&S, which holds the remaining stake of 37.5%.JERA is expected to join as a partner in the Barossa project, once Santos completes the previously announced sale of a 12.5% stake to the Japanese company.
(BBC) – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has won the Football Writers’ Association Men’s Footballer-of-the-Year award.The 30-year-old midfielder, who led Liverpool to their first league title in 30 years this season, received more than a quarter of the votes.“As grateful as I am I don’t feel like I can accept this on my own,” he said.“I owe a lot to so many people but none more so than my current team-mates, who have been incredible and deserve this every bit as much as I do.”Liverpool team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane, Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford also finished in the top five.On Wednesday Henderson, who is recovering from a knee injury, received the Premier League trophy from Reds legend Sir Kenny Dalglish at a near-empty Anfield.Henderson added: “I accept (the award) on behalf of this whole squad, because without them I’m not in a position to be receiving this honour. These lads have made me a better player – a better leader and a better person.“If anything I hope those who voted for me did so partly to recognise the entire team’s contribution.”Henderson had also lifted the FIFA Club World Cup trophy for the first time in December.Off the pitch, Henderson has helped raise money for the NHS as part of the #PlayersTogether initiative.Arsenal and Netherlands striker Vivianne Miedema was named the Football Writers’ Association Women’s Footballer-of-the-Year earlier this month.
Internet Vikings appoints ‘marketing pro’ Stefan Backlund as corporate advisor March 20, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Share SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack April 7, 2020 SBC Digital Summit: ‘Cashless’ environments to take centre stage when retail returns – Samuel Barrett April 30, 2020 Trustly is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Trustly Director of Gaming Sam Barrett about why football is such an attractive sport for betting, how the market is changing from a consumer perspective and what new technology will have the biggest impact on football betting.SBC: Why is football such an attractive sport for betting?SB: Plain and simple, football is the world’s most popular sport, with more than 3.5 billion fans gathering in arenas and in front of TVs to cheer on their favourite teams. When it comes to betting, the Beautiful Game offers more betting markets than any other sport. You can bet on the number of throw-ins, corners and pretty much anything that could happen minute to minute. Combine that with the fact that it’s played all year round, with major international tournaments held in the summer when most other sports are out of season, and you get almost limitless opportunities for betting.SBC: From a consumer perspective, how is football betting changing?SB: For consumers, instant gratification has become a hygiene factor. They want to be able to place bets on in-play action and interact with the game as it’s happening. This puts operators under an increasing pressure to provide as many betting markets as possible and ensure the feed is up to date. As a result, there’s a real need for a solution that lets consumers deposit funds instantly and directly in the betting interface. We believe Trustly’s new Direct Debit product is a brilliant solution for that.Wearable technology will also be an interesting space to watch. It’s gaining traction and pretty soon we might see consumers able to place bets while on a run via a smartwatch.SBC: What new technology do you feel will have the biggest impact on football betting?SB: Trustly’s new Direct Debit product lets consumers register a digital direct debit mandate once and then make subsequent deposits instantly with just one click. It takes less than a minute to sign up and the process is just as simple as making a payment with Trustly. It also eliminates the need for paperwork on the merchant side, which has traditionally been a major burden. We see Trustly Direct Debit as an evolution in payments, but a revolution in convenience and speed. It has the potential to make a real impact on football betting.Beyond payments, wearable technologies also have huge potential if they continue to gain traction. A future where consumers can place bets from anywhere and at anytime is really exciting, especially if it can be done using a voice recognition API.SBC: What key agenda, debate or discussion do you want to hear at BOFCON 2017?SB: There are so many great speakers and discussions happening at BOFCON, but we are especially looking forward to “New brands in football betting” and “Creative approach – innovation in football betting” for a peek into what the future of football will look like. And, of course, “Scandinavia: a hotbed of gambling innovation” will be fun to hear because Trustly is a Swedish company. Submit