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Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2020

Memorandum hopes to create energy powerhouse

first_imgIt is also expected to help the three provinces become more competitive in the energy sector.Boyd says that oil and gas production across the three provinces accounts for more than 90 per cent of the Canadian total energy production and 99 per cent of coal production.One issue that was addressed was the fact that the MOU is anticipated to help the provinces market their energy to Asia-Pacific markets. Thomson says B.C. is a key component of that strategy since it has the shipping ports.[asset|aid=3369|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ed683fd4c46806f03d656528f4041623-Thomson MOU 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement According to Liepert, the idea behind a MOU is its flexibility and it will be able to incorporate changes as they come along. An historic Energy Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.The MOU is being touted by B.C. Energy Minister Steve Thomson as a way to ensure “Western Canada’s reputation as an energy powerhouse”.- Advertisement -The signing took place on Thursday in Calgary, Alta. between Thomson, Alberta Energy Minister Ron Liepert and Saskatchewan’s Minister of Energy and Resources Bill Boyd.Thomson says the MOU is building on the New West Partnership – signed in April 2010 – and helping to move the energy industries in the three provinces forward.[asset|aid=3368|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ed683fd4c46806f03d656528f4041623-Thomson MOU 1_1_Pub.mp3] Thomson says the partnership and the MOU will allow the three provinces to co-ordinate efforts and strategies for developing energy technology, infrastructure and the sharing of information. He also says it will help with addressing labour mobility issues across the provinces’ borders.Advertisementlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 30, 2019

That Dele Alli wonder strike and how it compares to genius goals from Messi, Neymar, Pele and more

first_imgWhat a goal it was from Dele Alli.The Tottenham youngster flicked the ball over Crystal Palace’s Mile Jedinak before expertly volleying Tottenham into the lead at Selhurst Park, so talkSPORT has searched for other similarly skilful goals where the ball is juggled in the air and placed into the back of the net.Enjoy these fine efforts.David Ginola for Newcastle against Ferencvaros in 1996James Rodriguez for Colombia against Uruguay in 2014Paul Gascoigne for England against Scotland in 1996Lionel Messi for Barcelona against Arsenal in 2011Neymar goal for Barcelona against Villarreal in 2015Pele for Brazil against Wales in 1958Robert Lewandowski for Bayern against Frankfurt in 2015Stephanie Roche for Peamount United against Wexford Youths in 2013Robbie Fowler for Liverpool against Brann Bergen in 1997Inaki Williams for Athletic Bilbao against Espanyol in 2015Ronaldinho for Barcelona against Osasuna in 2004 Tottenham players celebrate Dele Alli’s goal 1last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 20, 2019

Alameda County agrees to sell its share of Coliseum site to Oakland A’s

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — In a move that gives the Oakland Athletics a backup plan if their proposal to build a new ballpark at Howard Terminal strikes out, Alameda County supervisors agreed Tuesday to sell the county’s ownership share of the Coliseum complex to the team for $85 million and get out of the sports business.A nonbinding term sheet that the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved lays out the purchase price, payment …last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 19, 2019

Investing in KwaZulu-Natal province

first_imgKwaZulu-Natal is an important hub of industrial development in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to its rich natural resources and well-developed infrastructure.The container terminal at the Port of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. (Image: Brand South Africa)Economic activities in the province are mainly concentrated on the port of Durban and the capital, Pietermaritzburg, with significant contributions in the Richards Bay-Empangeni area, the Ladysmith-Ezakheni area, the Newcastle-Madadeni regions as well as on the south coast.KwaZulu-Natal province overviewGallery: All-year sunshine in KwaZulu-NatalKwaZulu-Natal provincial governmentTrade & Investment KwaZulu-NatalInvestment opportunitiesKwaZulu-Natal is a competitive region for foreign investment, particularly for re-export opportunities through the port of Durban.The province has identified nine prime targets for inward investment: textiles, clothing, plastic products, chemicals, fabricated metal products, automotive components, wood and wood products, footwear, machinery and appliances. Of these, primary and processed aluminium at world competitive prices from local suppliers, provides a real opportunity for investors in the sector.Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal promotes strategic business growth in the province. Services to prospective inward investors include:Pre- and post-establishment support, such as feasibility studies, liaison with government departments, marketing, technical and financial analyses, and assistance with legal formalities and regional regulations.Provision of infrastructure and utilities.Lease or sale of land and property.Loans for acquisition of plant and equipment.Working capital loans.Introductions to key contacts, such as auditing companies, legal practitioners, material suppliers and shipping groups.IndustryRichards Bay is the centre of operations for South Africa’s aluminium industry. The Richards Bay Coal Terminal is instrumental in securing the country’s position as the second-largest exporter of steam coal in the world. Richards Bay Minerals is the largest sand-mining and mineral-processing operation in the world.Richards Bay Coal TerminalThe vehicle-manufacturing industry has created a considerable multiplier effect in component and service providers. The automotive leather industry has grown rapidly, with exports significantly increasing foreign exchange earnings. KwaZulu-Natal has also recently undergone rapid industrialisation, thanks to its abundant water supply and labour resources. Industries are found at Newcastle, Ladysmith, Dundee, Richards Bay, Durban, Hammarsdale, Richmond, Pietermaritzburg and Mandeni.Substantial progress has been made to the Dube Trade Port and King Shaka International Airport project at La Mercy. It is estimated that redevelopment of the current airport site will create 269 200 jobs over a 25-year period.Durban Chamber of CommerceNewcastle Chamber of CommerceZululand Chamber of BusinessManufacturingThe three largest manufacturing industries are pulp and paper products (19%), chemicals and petrochemicals (17%), and food and beverages (16%).In the chemicals and petrochemicals sector, industrial chemicals comprise a third, at R1.1-billion, of the gross output, petroleum and coal products 30% at R1-billion, chemicals 21% at R700-million, and rubber and plastic products the balance. In the textiles, clothing and leather sector, which represents 15% of the manufacturing sector, textiles contributed 54% at R1.6-billion and clothing 27% at R800-million.The manufacturing sector is geared for export, with nearly a third of South Africa’s manufactured exports being produced in KwaZulu-Natal.TourismThe Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative (see below) has created unique opportunities for investment in tourism in the St Lucia region. The governments of Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland are launching tourism investment opportunities on a scale unparalleled in Africa – in an area of immense potential underpinned by a wealth of natural and cultural resources, including a pristine coastline, classic African game parks, the southernmost coral reefs in Africa and rich indigenous cultures.KwaZulu-Natal Tourism AuthorityKwaZulu-Natal WildlifeLubombo Spatial Development InitiativeStraddling southern Mozambique, eastern Swaziland and northern KwaZulu-Natal, the Lubombo region has some of the most picturesque and unspoiled natural attractions in Africa. At the heart of the region nestles the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, one of South Africa’s seven Unesco World Heritage Sites.The Lubombo region is currently enjoying the biggest and most prolonged tourism boom in its history. The year 2005 marked the 17th successive year of increased foreign visitor arrivals in South Africa, with a record of over 7-million overseas tourists choosing to holiday in the country.The growth in international tourism comes on top of a large, established domestic tourism market currently worth twice as much as its foreign counterpart.Recognising the opportunities offered by this robust growth, a number of excellent tourism investment opportunities have been identified in each of the three countries. These range from beach resorts to boutique hotels and game lodges, and are designed to help establish the Lubombo region as global tourism destination.Until now, the region’s inaccessibility has inhibited development beyond some game reserves and a few lodges. A major new tourist road and secondary roads are being constructed as part of the Lubombo SDI.Some R630-million has been committed to regional support networks such as new roads and the upgrading of the major national access route, park infrastructure such as game fences, internal road networks and tourism facilities, the restocking of the park and various regional programmes that include major new malaria eradication drive.Brand South Africa reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 16, 2019

Case Studies: Virtualization in 3 Different Industries

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#cloud#RWCloudSponsored Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex williamscenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Virtualization is spreading across different markets, becoming a standard practice for how companies consolidate and better optimize performance.In these three examples, companies in the banking, advertising and publishing markets all took advantage of virtualization to achieve better efficiencies.Gateway BancorpDownload Case Study PDFSouthwestern/Great AmericanDownload Case Study PDFOmnicomDownload Case Study PDF A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: November 26, 2019

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