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Afternoon Brief, January 8

first_imgPinterest Facebook Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Share Linkedin TAGSBeerCaliforniaCathy CorisonColoradoColumbia DistributingCopper CaneInfinite Monkey TheoremJackson Family WinesLodiMarijuanaNapa CountyOregon Winegrowers AssociationRick TignerSustainabilityTTBWine Enthusiast Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Emailcenter_img Twitter Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, January 8Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, January 8By Editor – January 8, 2019 36 0 Advertisement ReddIt Trending Story:Napa County Winery Permit Enforcement Deadline Spurs Scramble for ProfessionalsNapa County is undertaking a sizable effort this year to tighten enforcement of limits on how much local wineries can grow. But with less than three months until a deadline to file for permit modifications, there’s growing concern among the small cadre of professionals usually tasked with such documentation about meeting the deadline…Today’s News:How to Create a National On-Premise Wine BrandCreating a national on-premise wine brand requires a fundamentally different mindset from creating a national off-premise wine brand…The Growing Thirst for Exotic WineBored with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc? Discover some new grapes with Kathleen Willcox…Copper Cane Label Saga ContinuesLate last year the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) reversed its earlier approval for labels produced by Copper Cane from Oregon-bought fruit and ordered it to remove references to Oregon AVAs…Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Celebrate the First Anniversary of the Petaluma Gap American Viticultural Area (AVA) on January 8th with a Showcase of Wine Labels and 90+ Point RatingsRefining Oregon Wine One Scientific Study at a TimeWine Enthusiast Names Temecula Valley in the 2019 10 Best Wine Getaways ListWashington Wine Industry Offers Over $30,000 in ScholarshipsAnnual Under-Vine Cover Crops Mitigate Vine Vigor in a Mature and Vigorous Cabernet Franc VineyardFederal Shutdown Has Mixed Impact for Farms, RanchesMarijuana Pesticide Drift Complaints Rare in OregonUS Government Shutdown Stalls Craft Beer InnovationColumbia Distributing to Acquire Another Oregon WholesalerWine Enthusiast’s 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2019The States That Drink the Most Wine in AmericaBlogs:What’s Ahead for 2019? Wine Economist World Tour UpdateWorthwhile Trends to Carry into the New YearMaking Sustainability SustainableLodi in the 2018 National News7 Steps to Make (and Keep) New Year’s ResolutionsWineIndustry.Jobs:Digital Account ManagerAstra Digital – Napa, CA, USACanning OperatorFree Flow Wines – Sonoma, CA, USADigital Marketing CoordinatorRecruiting Associates Network – Fairfield, CA, USAMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:An Enterprise of Love: An Exclusive Interview with Cathy Corison, One of Napa’s First Female WinemakersInterview, Part 2: Rick Tigner, Jackson Family WinesFess Parker Winery Welcomes Allyson Burkett to Sales TeamHow an Advanced Somm in Boulder Finds Top Value BottlesTop Ten Influential Wine Experts in the Beverage IndustrySupplier News:Trefinos USA Announces Partnership with Pioneer PackagingHow to Secure Clean, Quality Planting Grapevine StockNew nVino Sensor IntegrationsProduct Spotlight: RESKUE™ “Specific Inactivated Yeast with Highly Absorptive Properties for Treating Stuck Fermentations.”More Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:Ovid Releases Three New Experiments-Two Red Wines and a WhiteCuvaison Estate Wines Announces Sales Partnership with Frederick Wildman and SonsPairing Wine with Tech: Los Olivos’ Carhartt Vineyard Launches Augmented Reality ‘Wine App’Quirky Urban Winery Plans Massive Expansion to East AustinThe 52 California Wineries You Need to Visit in 2019 Previous articleHow to Create a National On-Premise Wine BrandNext articleRupert Symington Appointed CEO, Symington Family Estates Editorlast_img read more

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Jamaica must safeguard water and food resources – Tufton

first_imgJamaica must safeguard water and food resources – Tufton AgricultureMay 27, 2011 RelatedJamaica must safeguard water and food resources – Tufton RelatedJamaica must safeguard water and food resources – Tufton RelatedJamaica must safeguard water and food resources – Tufton Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica must move quickly to implement policies to safeguard the nation’s food security, and preserve water resources and the environment. Speaking at the official launch of Green Expo 2011 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston on Tuesday (May 24), Dr. Tufton said that global challenges, relating to the availability of food and water, could have serious implications for Jamaica and other countries, if they are not effectively addressed now. “The United Nations reports, for example, that by 2050, the world’s population will be 40 per cent more than it is now, moving from 6.5 billion to nine plus billion people. That has…significant implications for the issue of sustainability and the capacity of the world to support mankind over this period of time. “It has implications for critical infrastructure, it has implications for food security, it has implications for health-related issues, it has implications for water and the availability of water. Oftentimes, we do not look at policy and how we pursue policy and strategy in that sort of strategic light, and I think that it’s going to be important for us to do that,” the Minister stated. He argued that local stakeholders will have to determine how best to effectively utilise available resources, including technology, to attain optimal results and mitigate against critical losses that will overtime, have implications for the environment and sustainable development. He said that for its part, the Ministry has spent a lot of time looking at food production systems to minimise losses, with several approaches being pursued to improve farming techniques and post-harvest management uses, while facilitating greater information flow between farmers, middle men, and consumers. “We need to shorten the commodity chain, the value chain, between the farmer and the consumer, hence our farmers markets. It brings the farmer directly to the consumer, it brings the produce fresh to the consumer, it brings the produce at a cheaper price, and it encourages the consumer to consume more. It is a good thing, both from the environmental perspective as well as from the sustainability perspective,” the Minister argued. Turning to water, Dr. Tufton pointed to the need to incorporate technology into the effective management of this resource and to ensure availability for domestic use, as well as for farming and industrial purposes. He noted that the world population uses about 54 per cent of available fresh water resources, with average individual consumption of between two and four litres per day, while in the farming sector, it is calculated that between 2,000 to 5,000 litres are used to produce food to feed one person per day. “We are going to have to be radical and we’re going to have to look at new ways, some very pragmatic simple technology, some, more advanced (to safeguard water supplies),” the Minister said, citing rain water harvesting as one option. “We should (look at having) a tank…on each development; we can adjust the capacity, whether it’s on the ground or on the roof but we must now get into the habit of preserving our water resources because it is so critical,” he underscored. Dr. Tufton said the Ministry has been pursuing expansion of the drip irrigation methodology, noting that traditional forms of irrigation, such as utilising overhead sprinklers to “do this massive flooding of the fields”, has proven obsolete. “Drip irrigation is a highly efficient way, both in terms of providing water nutrients, but also other forms of nutrients. One of the things we have been doing in the Ministry… is promoting to our farmers, the use of the drip irrigation rain harvesting systems, to minimise the losses from inefficient use of our water resources,” he informed. The Green Expo, an environmental exposition organised by the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT), seeks to raise public awareness of the environmental issues locally, regionally, and globally; promote the use of environmentally friendly products and services; and foster a more environmentally conscious nation through education. This year’s event will be held from June 10 to 12 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel and National Golf Academy, New Kingston. The overarching theme is: ‘Balancing Development with Environmental Protection”, with the sub-theme being: ‘Water Conservation, Alternative Energy Sources, Recycling and Waste Management and Energy Conservation’. By DOUGLAS McINTOSH, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Etisalat CEO wants new approach to regulation; keeps quiet on African expansion plans

first_img Ex-China Mobile chief shares rural rollout experiences AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 OCT 2015 Steve Costello M360 2015 Africa Previous ArticleTwitter launches Moments in battle for new usersNext ArticleFCC urges action on US rural connectivity challenges LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 SERIES – AFRICA: The relationship between operators, regulators and policy makers “needs to be reviewed and enhanced” to match the evolving needs of the ICT sector, Ahmad Julfar, CEO of Etisalat Group, warned.“In the 1980s or 1990s, the governments intervened to deregulate the telecoms industry, and it was the right decision. And at that time the objectives and the KPIs of the regulators and the policy makers was to introduce competition, improve coverage, reduce prices, increase penetration, and introduce new services and the internet,” he said.“Today, these objectives have been fulfilled, 100 per cent, or for some of them, partly. So this is where a new intervention is required today: to set new objectives for regulators and policy makers of the ICT industry, in order to increase investment, create more jobs, have more spectrum, so that we have coverage and better speed and better capacity, and ultimately this will lead to the government making more from the taxation it applies,” he continued.The executive pointed to its home market of the United Arab Emirates as a good example.“The government decided to allocate enough spectrum to both operators for 4G, at very low rates. That is going to create a huge opportunity for investment. We see both operators investing heavily in 4G, creating more jobs. In the end, revenue will increase, and the government is going to make more money from taxation,” Julfar said.“In the end, everybody is winning. Customers get better quality, better coverage and better speed. Operators and governments are winning. This is a winning formula which I think we need to replicate in other countries,” he continued.The Etisalat chief would not be drawn on whether Etisalat intends to build its presence in Africa, following its earlier acquisition of Maroc Telecom, which has operations in several markets in the region.  “Whenever there is a good opportunity that is matching our strategy, we will look at it,” he commented. HomeM360 2015 Africa Etisalat CEO wants new approach to regulation; keeps quiet on African expansion plans Relatedcenter_img Tags Google courts operators ahead of next Loon stage Author MTN chief pushes need for “predictable” regulation Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more EtisalatM360 2015 Africa Newslast_img read more

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Finchem leaves his mark on PGA Tour

first_imgATLANTA – The knock against Tim Finchem for the better part of two decades has been that he lacks a sense of humor. That assessment didn’t exactly change on Tuesday at East Lake, but it did improve, however slightly. In what was billed as Finchem’s final “formal” news conference as PGA Tour commissioner, the 69-year-old attempted to alter his public persona by reading a series of pointed comments from various media, be it social or otherwise. “Wake me when Tim Finchem is finished speaking, #InductionCeremony,” read one observation. Another seemed to cut a little too close to home: “The more I study this Tim Finchem transcript on the anchoring issue, the more I like Bud Selig.” “That one really hurts, actually,” Finchem frowned. And finally, “Will Tim Finchem ever retire, or will he take Queen Elizabeth’s method of ruling until death?” “I used to threaten to do that, but then I realized, if I tried it, someone would probably kill me anyway,” Finchem laughed. Actually, Finchem’s retirement has been looming for some time. In March, the Tour named Jay Monahan the circuit’s deputy commissioner and chief operating officer to solidify a succession plan, and Finchem was given a one-year extension to his current contract that expires next June to allow him to tie up some loose ends. If the tone of Tuesday’s news conference was any indication, Finchem will be stepping down well before next summer. In fact, it seems likely that he’ll turn the keys to the kingdom over to Monahan at the end of this year, which at least partially explains his uncharacteristically comic approach at East Lake. In his two decades running the show, Finchem has largely avoided levity of any kind. It must have been a lawyer thing, or maybe he’d just never taken the time to see the lighter side of the business. Tour Championship: Articles, photos and videos Time, however, is about to become a commodity for Finchem. “I’ll try to reverse the ratio of practicing golf and playing golf, which I get a fair amount of practice in. I don’t get to play very much,” Finchem said of his plan for his golden years. He’ll also take some time to reflect on what has been an eventful tenure at the Tour. Until now, that kind of contemplation has been a luxury Finchem hasn’t had much interest in making. Even on Tuesday, on the eve of his final turn as commissioner at an event he helped transition from a sleepy way to put a bow on the season to a cash grab that has made golf relevant during a time of year that is ruled by football, Finchem was still viewing things from 30,000 feet. Asked what he considers his legacy, Finchem spoke of the Tour “team,” the impact the circuit has had on growing the game and deferred to his predecessor Deane Beman. “Deane Beman is a legacy. When Deane Beman became commissioner in ’74, the net worth of the PGA Tour was $150,000,” Finchem said. Although Beman’s impact on the growth of the Tour is legendary, the facts suggest Finchem might be playing the modesty card. In 2014, the Tour reported $2.21 billion in total assets according to the circuit’s tax filings. It’s no secret that the Tour’s meteoric rise dovetailed with Tiger Woods’ climb to stardom, and many mistakenly attribute the circuit’s growth entirely to the former world No. 1; but that ignores Finchem’s savvy ability to sidestep predictable growing pains. “[Woods’] domination at a time when you’re bringing more and more good players along, is incredible. It lifted all boats,” Finchem said. “By ’98, Tiger was dominant. So the questions were, How do you manage to grow the Tour when your dominant player is playing 17 or 18 times and you have 46 events? How does that work?” In the 20 years since Woods joined the Tour, the number of events has remained virtually unchanged, with the ’96 schedule featuring 48 official events compared to this year’s 46 tournaments. The FedEx Cup, which entered its 10th season this year, is probably Finchem’s most high-profile addition to the Tour landscape, with the four-event postseason checking all the right boxes – meaningful golf that includes nearly all of the top players late into the fall. Finchem also oversaw the introduction of the World Golf Championships, the growth of the Presidents Cup, The Players transition to May, the creation of the First Tee and golf’s return to the Olympics. But it hasn’t always been unicorns and rainbows for Finchem in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. There have been missteps under his watch, perhaps the most glaring of those was the 2001 lawsuit filed by Casey Martin to use a golf cart in Tour events. Whatever the reason Finchem & Co. felt compelled to dig in against what has been a non-issue ever since, the circuit was left to look like bullies in the end. Similarly, Vijay Singh’s ongoing lawsuit against the Tour over his run-in with the organization’s anti-doping program is starting to look similarly shortsighted; and there are those who contend the commissioner doesn’t look out for the rank-and-file players. But even Finchem’s most vocal detractors concede that he’s been a savvy leader through some difficult times, like the economic crisis in 2008 that coincided with Woods’ competitive struggles. Despite the worst financial environment since the Great Depression, Finchem’s Tour didn’t lose a single tournament or playing opportunity for its members. Whatever Finchem’s legacy, he left the Tour better then it was when he took over, and in the ultimate nod to his leadership abilities he also realizes the need for new ideas. Never much for jokes, Finchem wrapped up his final news conference with a similarly out-of-character smile, “It’s time for the organization to continue to morph. That’s more important.”last_img read more

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Glenshane Road reopens

first_img Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – February 22, 2021 Homepage BannerNews Pinterest The Glenshane Road which had been closed due to an earlier two vehicle crash, has now reopened.A passenger in one of the vehicles was taken to hospital for treatment while the two drivers reported no injuries. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Previous articleMan hospitalised following crash between cyclist and car in GlenswillyNext article‘Balance needed’ between small farmers & climate change News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Glenshane Road reopens Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

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Mother and son injured in Coleraine shooting

first_img Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Pinterest By admin – February 20, 2017 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Google+ Previous articleGovernment dragging its heels on insurance costsNext articleHarps still interested in signing McCourt – but club budget under pressure admin Google+ Mother and son injured in Coleraine shooting Pinterest Homepage BannerNewscenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Facebook Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady A woman and her son have been injured in a paramilitary style shooting attack in Coleraine.Masked gunmen entered a house in James Street shortly after 7 o’clock last evening, and shot a man in his twenties in the leg. They then shot his mother, who is in her fifties, in the foot.Both have been treated in hospital for injuries which have been described as non life threatening. Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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Donegal Tweed could get regional protection under new EU proposals

first_img By News Highland – October 7, 2015 Twitter Pinterest Facebook Donegal Tweed could soon be enjoying EU protection, with material manufactured in other areas not allowed to use the Donegal name.The European Parliament has approved a report suggesting that the regional protection afforded to a number of European foods now be extended to certain products, including Donegal Tweed.Midlands North West MEP Mairead Mc Guinness says it’s the start of what could prove to be a very significant move………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/tweed.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Previous articleO’Domhnaill confident of progress for Stranorlar school campaignNext articleAll is well in Irish camp ahead of France News Highland center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal Tweed could get regional protection under new EU proposalslast_img read more

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GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

first_imgGCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security July 11, 2018 Published by sanja ← Fair Play Competition 2018 XIV International Compostela Prize for Picture Books 2021 The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It seeks to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative, invention, research publication, or organization.The third GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security was awarded on 23 November 2017 to EcoPeace Middle East for its Program on Water Security. Launched in 2017, this program scales up a very successful environmental peacebuilding model developed in the Middle East, to meet the urgent global need for cross-border cooperation to mitigate water conflict and manage shared freshwater ecosystems. Complementing government-to-government water diplomacy efforts, it seeks to establish relationships of cooperation and trust at the community, national and international levels, in order to increase resilience to climate-induced water stress and reduce the threat of conflict over shared water resources.EligibilityThe prize is awarded for a project by any individual, or group of individuals, or organization (from private or public sectors), which contributes to global security, and has been submitted for consideration according to these rules and regulations. No more than one application per applicant is allowed.Applications may come from any country, but the project should go beyond national borders in its reach or thinking and must seek to address global security in innovative ways or through new ideas. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research or grassroots initiatives.AwardThe prize is around EUR 8653.51 in cash, and no equivalent or alternative will be provided;The prize will be awarded to the winner at a ceremony in Geneva;In addition to the prize, all travel to, and attendance at the ceremony will be paid by the GCSP. Travel includes, where applicable, standard or economy-class round-trip air travel to Geneva from the nearest international airport, and overnight accommodation;This applies to the winner or a representative of the winning individual or group. Travel will be organized and paid for by the organizers in coordination with the winner, who agrees to provide the relevant personal details necessary for organizing such travel.Visa support will be provided if needed.How to apply?In order to apply, please fill the application form.For more information, please visit the official web page. Tweet Call for Entries: Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2021 +1 Reddit In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize in order to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize 2021 Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 Pocket RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) → Deadline: 27 September 2018Open to: any individual, or group of individuals, or organisation (from private or public sectors)Award: a cash award of around EUR 8653.51, and all travel expenses for the winner to attend the award ceremony in GenevaDescription Share 0last_img read more

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GameStop lays off 120, 14% of total staff

first_img A year ago Gamestop Execs: ‘Why are we paying for a magazine that doesn’t rate everything 10 out of 10?’ Good luck to GI staff. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyJim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.A year ago if Gamestop made going to their store enjoyable, they’d have a far more profitable company even in the digital age. Who wants to go to a tiny, cramped, packed store with limited selection of titles, overpriced used games, cheap buy-backs and get subscriptions/pre-orders/special editions, etc…shoved down your throats by a staff that is forced to upsell or get fired? Edited 1 times. Last edit by Eddie In on 21st August 2019 5:14pm 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyEddie In Product Manager – Games, Mobile, Boss Fight EntertainmentA year ago @Jim Webb:I’m a bit of a Gamestop addict and will stop by one every time one is in my vicinity. My problems with Gamestop mostly revolve around their technology (ie. outdated point of sale system that gets confused every promotion, doesn’t correctly calculate taxes on refunds, website/flyer/app mixing up promotions or not having enough information, terrible distribution process that sends a store a measly 4 copies of AAA title (Nier Automata) on sale during Black Friday).I wish the best of luck to GS HQ folks as an industry guy. As a consumer however, I’m thinking that such layoffs would be impossible (or unsustainable) without the requisite investment in technology/automation and processes. If all this results in a more efficient Gamestop with a better in-store experience, more power to them. GameStop lays off 120, 14% of total staffUpdate: Game Informer issues full statement, confirms continuation of both print and digital publicationsRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterTuesday 20th August 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGameStopOriginal story August 20, 2019: In addition to the layoffs of “many” staff at Game Informer reported on this morning, it appears GameStop has eliminated a total of 120 positions across its headquarters, various offices, and the publication.Forbes reports that this represents approximately 14% of the company’s total workforce removed in a move GameStop says is to “reduce costs and better align the organization with our efforts to optimize the business to meet our future objectives and success factors.”Though details are murky about how much of Game Informer was affected, writers Elise Favis, Kyle Hilliard, Imran Khan, Jeff Marchiafava, Suriel Vazquez, Matthew Bertz, and Javy Gwaltney have confirmed on social media platforms that their positions were eliminated today. On Twitter, features editor Kimberley Wallace said she “lost half of my family today.” Prior to today, Game Informer employed 19 on its masthead.This is the latest in a more than yearlong series of struggles at GameStop, which has seen floundering financials, a failed sale, the shutdown and assumption of the ThinkGeek brand, a plan to revamp physical stores, and which just another round of layoffs affecting over 50 earlier this month.Update August 21, 2019: Game Informer editor-in-chief Andy McNamara has published an official statement on yesterday’s layoffs, alongside a tweet confirming that both the print and digital publication would continue as before.I’m saddened by yesterday’s news; the Game Informer team means the world to me,” said McNamara. “You, our readers who have supported us over the years – mean the world to us. I can’t thank them or you enough.”We appreciate the love that has poured out for GI and the affected team members: Matt Bertz, Elise Favis, Javy Gwaltney, Kyle Hilliard, Imran Khan, Jeff Marchiafava, and Suriel Vazquez. They are so talented and so passionate – please support them if you are hiring. Each of them has my highest, most glowing recommendation.”McNamara additionally included the full text of the statement from parent company GameStop on the layoffs, which reads as follows:Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “As part of the previously announced GameStop Reboot initiative to transform our business for the future and improve our financial performance, we can confirm a workforce reduction was implemented impacting more than 120 corporate staff positions, representing approximately 14% of our total associate base at our company headquarters as well as at some other offices.”While these changes are difficult, they were necessary to reduce costs and better align the organization with our efforts to optimize the business to meet our future objectives and success factors. We recognize that this is a difficult day for our company and particularly for those associates impacted. We appreciate their dedication and service to GameStop and are committed to supporting them during this time of transition.”If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on [email protected] employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGameStop opening new US east coast fulfillment centerNew 700,000 square-foot Pennsylvania facility opens later this year, intended to support ecommerce “transformation”By Brendan Sinclair 8 days agoGameStop CEO reportedly due to receive $179m windfallOutgoing chief benefits from GameStop stock surgeBy Marie Dealessandri 20 days agoLatest comments (3)Ron Dippold Software/Firmware Engineerlast_img read more

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Entergy Louisiana to Repower Little Gypsy Unit

first_img Previous articlePE Volume 111 Issue 5Next articleCEZ and RAO UES to reform Russian electricity sector chloecox Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today By chloecox – Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions The plant will use a circulating fluidized bed boiler to burn pet coke to generate steam for use in Little Gypsy’s Unit 3 steam turbine generator. This process burns the fuel in a bed of limestone suspended in a column of rapidly moving air. The limestone absorbs sulfur that is released from the pet coke or coal, which is burned at a relatively low temperature to inhibit the formation of nitrogen oxides. Secondary control systems, including a polishing scrubber to eliminate sulfur oxides and a nitrogen oxide removal system, provide additional emissions control. Entergy Louisiana has selected The Shaw Group Inc. to be its engineering, procurement, and construction services contractor for the project. The two companies are currently working under an interim agreement, and expect to sign a full agreement later this summer. Linkedin “Power generated with pet coke or coal is significantly cheaper than baseload power generated by natural gas, and this project will be a significant step in our efforts to reduce our reliance on natural gas,” said Renae Conley, president and CEO, Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States-Louisiana. Twitter Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Little Gypsy is located in the high electricity usage industrial corridor between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and the site has ample space for fuel storage. Its location next to the Mississippi River provides access to the transportation of petroleum coke and coal. Linkedin The power generation technology will allow Entergy to meet or exceed all state and federal environmental regulatory standards, said Conley. In 2001, Entergy Corporation established a voluntary commitment to stabilize carbon dioxide emissions from its power plants at 2000 levels. In 2006, Entergy made a second commitment to stabilize carbon dioxide emissions from its power plants at 20 percent below 2000 levels through 2010. This commitment includes the Little Gypsy project. To date, Entergy said it has accumulated 65.3 million tons of carbon dioxide below its stated goal and has reduced carbon dioxide emissions to near 1990 levels.center_img Twitter The company anticipates filing its plans for the project in the near future with the Louisiana Public Service Commission, which will determine if the project is in customers’ best interest. The company said it is also working to secure all necessary permits required for construction of the new unit. TAGSEntergyPE Volume 111 Issue 5 Facebook Facebook EmissionsAir Pollution Control Equipment ServicesCoal 5.1.2007 No posts to display The unit, expected on line in the 2011 to 2012 time frame, will allow the company to rely less on natural gas as a fuel for its generating plants. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entergy Louisiana to Repower Little Gypsy Unit Entergy Louisiana, LLC, a unit of Entergy Corp., said it plans to repower a 530 MW generating unit at its Little Gypsy site in Montz, LA. The estimated $1.02 billion unit will utilize circulating fluidized bed technology developed under the Department of Energy’s Clean Coal Technology program and use petroleum coke as its primary fuel.last_img read more

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