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Japan: Tokyo Gas July Sales Up 2.1 Pct

first_imgTotal gas sales volume by Japan’s Tokyo Gas for the month of July 2013 came to about 1,113.664 million m3, up 2.1% from July 2012.In the residential sector, volume totaled 156.467 million m3, down 11.3% from July 2012, while in the business sector (consisting of commercial, public, and medical use), volume totaled 224.621 million m3, up 2.1% from July 2012.In the industrial sector, volume totaled 552.238 million m3, up 6.5% from July 2012, leading to the increased demand for power generation.Volume for wholesale supply to other gas companies totaled 180.336 million m3, up 2.4% from July 2012, due to the increased demand of the other companies.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, August 14, 2013; Image: Tokyo Gaslast_img read more

NHT lead Jamaican contingent at Florida Classics

first_imgOVER 20 club teams from Jamaica will be in South Florida this weekend, as the 28th staging of the Florida Netball Classics will be held over two days, starting Saturday inside the Coral Springs Gymnasium in Fort Lauderdale.As usual, teams from Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman Island, New Zealand and the United States will be in action over both days of competition.Business House queens, National Housing Trust (NHT), which ­dominated the local league this season with their senior team going unbeaten, will lead the local charge once again. They will be entering two teams as their ‘B’ unit, which was beaten in the Business House Senior ‘B’ finals by Jamaica National (JN), will also be on show. The Christopher Smart-coached Senior ‘A’ team, which is made up of several present and past national players, will be hoping for a three-peat at the competition. Two years ago they defeated Scotiabank ‘A’ in the final, while last year they scored a narrow one goal victory over a legend team, which included the likes of Connie Francis, Oberon Pitterson, Elaine Davis and Nadine Bryan. For the second year in a row the Scotiabank team will be absent, and with the legend team not competing this time around, it could be smooth sailing for the NHT contingent. Upsetters from the United States along with Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) and the JN team will pose the biggest threat to the defending champions. After winning the consolation final two years ago and finishing second last year, the Jennifer ‘Jenny Jenny’ Small-led RJRGLEANER Group team will be hoping for another good showing once again at the Classics.last_img read more

Federer eases past Gasquet into fourth round

first_imgRoger Federer eased into the second week of the Australian Open with a 6-2 7-5 6-4 win over Richard Gasquet on Saturday evening that kept the Swiss on course for a 20th grand slam title.The 36-year-old defending champion reached the fourth round of the Melbourne Park tournament for the 16th time by shifting up the gears when required to see off his French opponent in just under two hours on Rod Laver Arena.Gasquet played a solid match, studded with his trademark occasional moments of shot-making brilliance, but that was never enough to overcome one of the best players of all time.Watched from the stands by 11-times grand slam champion Laver, second seed Federer sealed the victory with a backhand winner to set up a first career meeting with Hungarian Marton Fucsovics for a place in the quarter-finals.last_img read more

Bitter sweet Christmas

first_imgAs the Budget 2018 debate continues in the National Assembly, the coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government will be hard pressed to defend its decision to send home thousands of sugar workers weeks before Christmas. Thousands of workers attached to the Skeldon factory and the East Demerara Estate (EDE) located in Enmore, East Coast Demerara have been issued termination letters by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). Not surprisingly the blame/unaware game has started. On Tuesday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon quickly pointed out that Cabinet was not aware of the decision to send home workers, and, as such, was taken by surprise when the decision was reported in the media. Minutes later, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder said it would make no sense to keep those estates in operation, and indicated that he is all supportive of the move to dismiss the workers, adding that Cabinet was not surprised. From these two most senior Government ministers’ responses, are Guyanese to believe that the APNU faction of Government is not aware of what the AFC section is doing? In colloquial language “left hand doesn’t know what right hand is doing?” Certainly, this smells of lack of communication and coordination within Cabinet. Guyanese has one coalition Government, not two sides of Government; but, disappointingly, it seems as if the reality is that there are two factions. However, as the Administration continues in confusion over who knew and who did not, thousands of workers have been left on the breadline. Just a few weeks ago, workers hung on to hope after the Government announced that the closure of the Rose Hall and Enmore estates would be pushed to sometime in 2018, but all hope was shattered over the past week when the workers received their redundancy letters. As a matter of fact, that hope had escalated when the Government itself had said that the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) which was established under the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) to manage the privatisation/divestment process of the GuySuCo is yet to carry out works at the Rose Hall Estate to determine the way forward with the factory. But according to letter that was leaked to the media, it was that very Special Purpose Unit that gave direct instructions to the sugar company to send the workers home. The correspondence read, “I write to inform you that after numerous and careful discussions among the SPU team, it was decided that extending the date for the transfer of the three estates, viz Skeldon, Rose Hall and East Demerara (Enmore) beyond 31st December, 2017 would not be practicable…the SPU team has decided that we would prefer to stick to the agreed date of 31st December, 2017. The extension of the date beyond 31st December, 2017 for the transfer of the three estates to the SPU would cause a lot of operational and financial issues and difficulties.” This begs the question of whether or not the SPU was given the authority to make independent decisions and give instructions that would directly affect the livelihood of thousands of Guyanese without having to inform Government. During presentation of the White Paper on the sugar industry back in May, the Agriculture Minister had said that even with major restructuring of the industry, GuySuCo is required to retain many of its workers for all operations on the merged estates, or factories; and those employees are to receive leased lands from the sugar company to engage in crops to be decided by both GuySuCo and the Ministry of Agriculture. Well, now that workers have been given the boot despite promises of being retained, we await to see if they would be given the land, as promised. 2017 will go down in our history books as a dark year for our sugar workers.last_img read more

DJ adds domestic flights

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Virgin Australia has announced it will increase the number of services running between Brisbane and Gladstone in order to keep up with growing demand.Commencing 28 May this year, the airline will run two additional return flights between the two regions utilising the ATR turboprop aircraft.The airline’s group executive alliances, network and yield Merren McArthur said the extra flights would add 1600 new seats per week on the route.“Having commenced these ATR services late last year it is very pleasing to see such a positive response to the introduction of competition to the route,” the executive said.  “Connection times in Brisbane also mean that our Guests can connect to our domestic andinternational services or onto partner airlines.”The news comes less than a week after competitor, Qantas announced it would increase domestic capacity with additional QantasLink services flying between Brisbane and Emerald.Click here for more information. last_img read more