WA’s EPA proposes Woodside’s Scarborough project approval

first_imgWestern Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended approval for the state component of a liquid natural gas (LNG) pipeline, part of the Scarborough gas field project.EPA chair Tom Hatton said the proposal would see the installation of a gas trunkline 32.7 km long, located adjacent to the existing Pluto LNG facility 8 km northeast of Dampier in the Pilbara, Western Australia.“The EPA has completed its assessment of Woodside Energy’s State waters component of a 434 km long pipeline which will link the Scarborough gas field project with the Pluto LNG facility on the Burrup Peninsula,” Hatton said.“As a precautionary measure, the EPA has recommended management plans to avoid and minimize the direct and indirect environmental impacts.”The portion of the Scarborough project within State waters – and therefore the proposal under assessment by the EPA – is expected to have minimal greenhouse gas emissions as it is a short-term trunkline construction project.The remaining portion of the Scarborough project that is within Commonwealth waters will be assessed by the Australian Government, under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, which includes the consideration of greenhouse gas emissions.The proposal is one of a number of proposals in the Burrup Peninsula referred to the EPA for assessment in recent years.In December 2019, the EPA released Woodside Energy’s Browse to North West Shelf Development and North West Shelf Project Extension environmental review documents for eight weeks’ public comment, closing on February 12, 2020.The proposals are operated by Woodside Energy Ltd on behalf of their joint venture partners.Woodside is targeting a final investment decision for the development of the Scarborough gas resource in the first half of 2020.Scarborough gas would be initially processed on a deep-water floating production unit and transported through an approximately 430 km pipeline to a proposed second LNG production train at the existing Woodside-operated Pluto LNG facility on Western Australia’s Burrup Peninsula.last_img read more

Ballyness Bay farms spark call for debate on aquaculture licences

first_imgA debate is being sought in the Seanad following the granting of 14 aquaculture licences at Ballyness Bay in Falcarragh.The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine last week granted 14 of 18 applications for licenses to create clam and oyster farms at the bay near Cloughaneely. Local campaigners have strongly opposed the development over fears that the farms would affect the local landscape and tourism.In light of the issue, Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has called on the Minister to come before the Seanad to debate the processing of aquaculture licences. Senator Ó Domhnaill told the Dáil that the Save Ballyness Bay group will face costs of up to €2,800 to appeal the department’s decision.He raised questions over the timeframe of the application process: “The local community are deeply annoyed at the decision, taken swiftly by the Minister, in light of the fact that, in general, such applications take up to two years for a decision to be made.“The decision in this case was made within approximately six months of the applications being submitted.“There are significant questions to be answered about the public consultation process, given that the local community were not provided with the opportunity to make submissions prior to the Minister’s decision,” Senator Ó Domhnaill said. Speaking in the Seanad yesterday, Senator Ó Domhnaill asked the Minister to come before the House to discuss the issue early in the new year. Ballyness Bay farms spark call for debate on aquaculture licences was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Winger Feeney agrees move to Bolton

first_imgLiam Feeney has agreed a two-year deal with Bolton. The 27-year-old winger, from Hammersmith, will formally sign for Wanderers after his Millwall contract expires at the end of June.Feeney, who went to school in Brentford, began his career with Hayes, where he spent two years.Subsequently signed by Bournemouth, his performances on the south coast attracted interest from Millwall, who bought him for £200,000 in 2011.He had a spell on loan at Bolton earlier in the season, making four appearances for them, and ended the campaign on loan at Blackburn.See also:Wembley is the next stop on Millwall man’s ‘great journey’Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sharks defenseman expected to miss two weeks after setback with right knee

first_imgSUNRISE, Fla. — Sharks defenseman Radim Simek will undergo a procedure to treat a meniscus issue in his surgically repaired right knee and is expected to be out of the lineup for two weeks, general manager Doug Wilson said Sunday.Simek will return to the Bay Area to have what Wilson terms a minor “clean up” procedure on his knee this week.Wilson said Simek’s injury wasn’t the cause of any one event.“It’s been a little irritation that he’s had,” Wilson said. “It’s one of those things that …last_img read more

Son of a famous drummer, Van Halen makes own name in track

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES Why, yes he is.His father is drummer Alex Van Halen, the co-founder of the Hall of Fame rock band. Aric happened to find his rhythm on the track and certainly brings a rock star look with a sleeve of tattoos on his left arm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He’s proud that I found something I’m good at and I love to do,” said Aric, who didn’t advance out of the first round of the steeplechase Friday night at the U.S. track and field championships. “It didn’t matter what it was. Making it to the Olympic trials last year was a huge accomplishment for me and for him to say, ‘My son went to the Olympic trials.’”Aric tried to follow a similar musical path as his father. He learned the violin, followed by the piano, drums, saxophone, guitar and back to the drums. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READcenter_img What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire It wasn’t for him.“I was more of a sports guy,” said the 27-year-old who grew up in Los Angeles. “I needed to be a little more active. My attention span was never there.”At first, baseball was his passion. He was a middle infielder until track entered the picture. He ran the fitness mile as a seventh grader and finished in a blistering time of 5 minutes, 45 seconds.In high school, he switched full time to running and attended the University of Colorado, where he was turned into a steeplechaser, a 3,000-meter race that features jumping over barriers and running through water pits. The school is renowned for producing elite steeplechasers such as Jenny Simpson — now a 1,500 Olympic medalist — and Emma Coburn, who earned a bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games.“Just something I wanted to do. It looked fun,” Aric said.ADVERTISEMENT This was a way of carving out his niche. His father has one of the most famous last names in rock history. It trails Aric wherever he goes. He embraces it. He even has a clever turn of phrase on his Twitter account — “Exercising with the Devil.”“I like (having this name). It’s cool,” he said. “And I don’t think it’s anything, because I don’t know any different.”Alex Van Halen helped form the band with his brother, Eddie, in the ’70s. They’ve had countless hits (“Jump,” ”Runnin’ With The Devil”), iconic album covers (1984) and legendary lead singers (David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar). The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.“My dad occasionally tells me stories, but I really don’t ask because when he wants to tell me, he can tell me,” Aric said. “He likes to play his cards close to his chest.”Aric’s not sure how much longer he wants to compete. His best steeplechase time is 8:32.92 in 2014. In contrast, Olympic silver medalist Evan Jager has a lifetime best of 8:00.45.He’s thinking of a career switch, maybe a move behind the camera. He was a freelance photographer/videographer for Colorado last fall and was in charge of the camera that fed images to the Jumbotron at football games. He had a front-row seat to the Buffaloes’ turnaround season as they finished 10-4 and captured the Pac-12 South.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers’ grand rebuilding plan Aric Van Halen jumps into the water during a heat of the first round of the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Sacramento, California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA—His favorite song is “Hot for Teacher.” His go-to selection on karaoke nights happens to be “Panama.”And whenever steeplechaser Aric Van Halen tells someone his name, he waits for the inevitable question: Are you related to THE Van Halens?ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

5 Big Brand Case Studies Every Marketer Should Know

first_img Originally published Jan 21, 2010 2:32:00 PM, updated July 28 2017 Many big businesses have begun to experiment with social media, and have dived head-first into the world of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and beyond. While others still remain traditionally skeptical of the new metrics and pull-instead-of-push approach, companies such as Southwest Airlines and Ford have proven the success of incorporating these new platforms into the company culture.If you’re wondering which big brands do it best, here are 5 big brands case studies that every marketer should know: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Southwest Airlines: Personalize your brand. Southwest Airlines has effectively used social media to highlight what makes their company unique.  From promoting a viral video of a rapping flight attendant on YouTube to informing customers of flight delays on Twitter to uploading customer photos on their blog, Southwest Airlines has developed their image into a friendly, unique, and personable brand , with which customers can build a long-lasting relationship. Comcast: Serve your customers. Having an issue with your television connection? Instead of listening to elevator music while on hold indefinitely, tweet about to @ comcastcares . Comcast has discovered a way to respond quickly and directly to customers, especially unhappy ones. The company uses Twitter to monitor customer feedback, reactions, and complaints, and responds within minutes to not-so-favorable posts. Ford: Resolve emerging issues. When Ford made an internal error that involved threatening enthusiast sites with lawsuits about copyright infringement, the enraged public quickly made the situation a big deal. The saving factor emerged when Ford’s community manager clarified the story and immediately informed the public via social media. Furthermore, as the company resolved the situation, the public was informed every step of the way, preventing further confusion and frustration . Starbucks: Request direct feedback. “My Starbucks Idea” is the popular coffee brand’s consumer portal where customers can submit ideas and vote/comment on other’s thoughts about improving the product(s). In a company where the “experience” compensates for the high prices, it is in Starbucks’ best interest to receive feedback directly from the customers themselves. The corresponding “ Ideas in Action Blog ” is written by Starbucks employees and discusses ideas that are being implemented while responding to other suggestions. Sun Microsystems: Increase company transparency. In a world where trade secrets are protected and gaffes are hidden, Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems, publishes a CEO blog that addresses company issues and discloses business advancements. By encouraging two-way communication between the head management and employees/customers, Sun Microsystems promotes a culture of transparency and honesty , in which everyone can receive visibility into the company’s actions. Last Chance to Sign up For Inbound Marketing University’s Live Webinar Marketing Case Studies Want to learn more about social media for large corporations? Register for next week’s Inbound Marketing University webinar “Social Media for Big Businesses” and sign up for the certification exam!last_img read more

The Small Online Merchants Guide To Cyber Monday Success

first_img Compelling offers are offers that visitors are willing to give up their email address for the right to participate. Need ideas? Consider: th Over the next few critical weeks until December 24 . Think of Cyber Monday as a potential shot-in-the-arm for your holiday marketing, not a winner-take-all-24-hour-e-tailing-thunderdome. th th create a marketing strategy to retain the one-day-only traffic increase on November 29th, 2010. Next, you need a landing page that will convert interested traffic. Generally consumers will understand that offers like contests and sweepstakes will require an email address, but not all will – your landing page should have a short form and “sell” the offer so that consumers not expecting a form are still enticed to complete the offer post-click on the call to action. After all, most purchases take place between December 5 and December 15 Cyber Monday is an important kickoff to the shopping year – how will your store compete? Ecommerce Unique and in-depth buyers’ guides or shopping assistance not available elsewhere (“ask an expert for gift tips”) , you should be remarketing to your new email addresses. Follow up with consumers to redeem their coupons; follow up to encourage them to share the contest with their friends; follow up to ask how the buyer’s guide helped, and how you can help further. It’s most important to pick an offer that your market segment would find appealing. Consider what has worked for you or your competitors in the past, and move quickly to define the details of the offer. Contests (“test your knowledge, win free gear”) Redefine Success for Cyber Monday 2010 Instead of trying to compete on price with the Amazon.coms and Home Depots of the world on Cyber Monday, , consider how many of the top 500 retailers are already using these tactics, and consider if you’re ready to start with more sophisticated marketing techniques to produce remarkable sales figures. 3. Link your Call-to-Action to a Dedicated Landing Page Photo Credit: 2. Create a Call-to-Action Button and Place it Prominently on your Home Page for Monday This shouldn’t be hard after you’ve envisioned the offer itself. Make sure to create a large, attractive button that will prominently attract user attention. Remember, this does not need to canabilize transactions, but can lead visitors back to the main store after they accept the offer. Place the button in a higihly visible location on your home page.center_img If you run an ecommerce site and your store is not one of the 1. Brainstorm a Compelling Offer for New Visitors After consumers fill out the form, present them with a thank you message and their offer (in the case of a buyer’s guide or coupon) on a dedicated thank-you page. Additionally, link your visitors back to relevant products and categories or even embed relevant products on the thank-you page if your software allows. If you’re offering a coupon, this is particularly relevant – but even in the case of sweepstakes and contests, you want to get your products in front of as many consumers as possible as frequently as possible. Your thank-you page is another opportunity to do so. Originally published Nov 17, 2010 1:00:00 PM, updated July 03 2013 5. Remarket to Differentiate Yourself and Increase Product Visibility Below, we outline how to execute a marketing strategy for your Cyber Monday traffic that will align your marketing in December with real consumer buying cycles in the holiday season. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack th greengymdog ”) Topics: You should be putting your products, promotions, and offers in front of these consumers as often as reasonably possible to encourage a sale. This probably means one email per week, where the content of the email is not connected to the original offer above. Implement additional promotions and offers that will differentiate your products and services from bigger online retailers that can undercut your prices. Sweepstakes (“enter to win free gear”) Using Inbound Marketing to Capitalize on Cyber Monday , you likely are up at night obsessing about how to get on that list. After all, those 500 claimed nearly 70% of all online purchases last year. eCommerce has become a winner-take-most model and it’s remarkably difficult for small and medium-sized online stores to catch up without truly changing their customer acquisition model. Inbound Marketing The inbound marketing tactic of creating free visitor value in return for re-marketable email addresses can dramatically help SMB ecommerce sites improve their one-day-only traffic influx on Cyber Monday. Good marketers understand these inbound tactics and make frequent use of them – as you examine the competition on November 29 top 500 online retailers 4. Configure a Thank-You Page to Curate User Experience Post-Submission Short-term holiday coupons (“register to save $50 before December 20last_img read more

Happy Holidays From HubSpot! [Video Card]

first_img Topics: Originally published Dec 24, 2010 8:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Naturally, the best way to do this is by showing the different faces behind HubSpot. Watch our video card to see those faces and read our message. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it! Thank you for your ongoing support and passion for inbound marketing. We are lucky to have you as a part of our community! Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack 2010 has been a great year for HubSpot The HubSpot Team Happy Holidays, Holiday Marketing — all thanks to you! Our community has inspired each one of our teams to work hard, experiment, and embrace constant learning. With the holiday season in full swing, we at HubSpot wanted to say thank you and send warm wishes your way!last_img read more

Understanding Online Community and Influencers with @Tamar Weinberg [@InboundNow #8]

first_imgIn this episode of Inbound Now, Tamar Weinberg, of “For social media to really be effective, it’s about understanding who the types of people are that would actually be interested in your product and then building relationships around these communities.” Why understanding and finding your industries influencers is key to your blogging success Again, find where your target audience is consuming and sharing content and reach out to them! Mutually beneficial pitches are always more like to get read and written about on their blog. “So, for example, if you’re interested in a number of, like if you’re doing finance, for example, there are a number of niche financial websites out there. For example, like, Tipd.com, which is a social bookmarking site, but there’s also and it seems that, the Inc. 500 are actually finding that the best targets out there of their social media efforts are actually niche forums.” Connecting with your community and infleuncers online 7 truths about social media  where she states unless you figure out who would be interested in your project and then figure out how to interact with them in a meaningful way, you are destined for failure. , joins us to talk about the ins and outs of social media marketing on the web. Niche Communities Matter In the show we chat about: Stop Marketing and Start Engaging with Scott Stratten (@unmarketing) Blogging Is Not an Overnight Process Brass Tack thinking Where Should a Business New to Social Media Start? It really depends on the communities that your service or product targets. Gauging Online Influence with Jason Keath of Social Fresh Originally published Feb 17, 2011 9:15:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 There are a ton of highly targeted micro communities online that you can interact with super fans. or on her blog How Tamar Got Started With Social Sedia Public Relations Faux Paus Seth Goden Without An Understanding of Your Community and Infleuncers You Are Destined to Fail Look for negative mentions of competitors and interact with that person, try and solve the issue, and let them know you exist. Rapportive for gmail – This extension for gmail pulls in the contacts social media profiles and helps give you a deeper context of what they have been up too. Think mini social CRM. Set yourself up with an editorial calendar filled with engaging content (with some long tail keywords weaved into the mix) and stick to that schedule. We dive into some of Tamar’s Favorite social media resources. Hootsuite How social media is not just a one off campaign but a constant in your marketing mix. ) “Hi nice to meet you, buy my stuff!” doesn’t work and will ultimately get you branded as a spammer. @Tamar ,  & Becoming a Trust Agent w/ @ChrisBrogan [@InboundNow #6] Don’t send blind pitches to bloggers. Do you homework and make sure your motivations align with the interests of the blogger before reaching out to them. Most blogs that except guest bloggers allow them to link back to relevant articles on their own site, thus giving them the ability to grab some of that readership, not to mention the SEO benefit from the inbound links! HubSpot User Group Conference This can be a great way to grab some business from people who are unhappy with their current solution. Must See Social Media Resources “It is really important not to just go out there and just broadcast” in social media, Tamar states. We do this at HubSpot with our annual HUG ( Past Episodes Techipedia Marketing you blog is something that must happen. Building relationships with the right networks with people who would be interested in sharing your content, is key. The importance of understanding your online communitycenter_img Social Media Is a Continuous Effort : Connect with Tamar online: Meeting your fans, customers, etc. in person and really help solidify the relationship you started with them online. Fan question: . Online Meets IRL Topics: Tamar wrote a great post about the on twitter Leverage Guest Blogging Opportunities “Social media” and online engagement really started right when the internet was invented. It was kind of the point. Mashable Mark Mathson asks It’s Not Over After You Hit Publish Come bearing gifts and helpful advice. Give back to the network long before you make any ask. – great way to have a columned layout of social media searchs and will help you manage multiple accounts. In other words there is more to social media than Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn. PR squared   , Some of Tamar’s favorite resources to keep up with the changing trends of social media include: Mashable . Brian Solis , Brand awareness is something that must be built over time by being active and engaging within social media. Remember, don’t get discouraged, It took Chris Brogan 8 years to get his first 100 subscribers! , How to Market Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper with David Siteman Garland Social media is not a one off campaign. “What social media marketing tool is necessity for every marketer?” , Don’t Spam Social Media After crafting an awesome SEO friendly blog post and hitting the publish button, your job is not done! Podcasting for Business & Email Marketing Best Practices w/ Christopher S. Penn Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Chris Brogan When first launching a blog, one of the best ways to pull in new readers is by guest blogging for an already established blog in the space. For audio and the complete transcript head click here: Writing for the established blog instantly helps build the credibility of your own blog. How to Rock Your Facebook Fan Page with John Haydon Don’t underestimate the power of holding live meetups and user groups. This is a great way to foster and build brand evangelists. Techipedia She knew when she was 12 years old that she wanted to do something in the social media realm. “There is something very interesting about the way that the internet and social media break down geographic boundaries.” Social media explorer Seize The Day Influencer Marketing ,last_img read more