News Facebook By News Highland – June 14, 2013 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also It’s been claimed that some Donegal pensioners could see their rents increase by up to 50% if new government proposals are adopted.Inishowen Councillor Jack Murray says under new government proposals, there will be a state-wide minimum rent of €30 in three years time. This represents more than a 50% increase to Donegal pensioners who currently pay a rent of €19.50 a week.Cllr Murray says even with lower rents than other counties, some 50% of council households in the Donegal are in arrears, with €1.4million outstanding in council rents.This, he says, will put them under even more pressure…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/jackrent.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Proposed rent increases will hit Donegal badly – Murray Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleBuncrana Council Concern at recent beach incidentsNext articleGovernment support continues to drop according to latest poll News Highland Facebook Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers
Swiss-based marine fuel treatment company Aderco reminded ship owners, ship managers and operators that they should already have started planning to comply with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap.Olivier Baiwir, CEO of Aderco, believes some in the maritime industry perceive the start of the cap as being nearly a year away, but they need to rethink that position and, quickly, to ensure they will be compliant with the new regulations.“The IMO sulphur cap starts on January 1, 2020 but in reality the planning for compliance is just over a month away. By this March ship owners, ship managers and operators need to be lining up their treatments in preparation for the end of 2019 when they will be bunkering the new fuels. Despite the recent highly publicized bans on open-loop scrubbers, fuel treatment remains the most cost-effective and simplest way to address compliance, as well as providing an extra bonus of helping to protect your marine diesel engines,” Baiwir said.As explained, in the run-up to the cap, flushing and cleaning of tanks prior to bunkering new fuel is the most important task to be addressed.“Even the slightest amount of high-sulphur fuel remaining in the tank will mean non-compliance. Using fuel treatment from our recommended date of June this year should provide the necessary flushing and cleaning ready for the new fuel,” he added.Baiwir sees additives as a continuous and effective solution to the cap and the smart way towards compliance.Additives are poured directly into storage tanks prior to bunkering and can also be added directly into fuel tanks to reduce commingling risks, regenerate the current sludge into usable fuel and clean out contaminants before taking on the new low-sulphur fuel, Aderco explained.“We have been advising our customers that compliance with the cap starts in the fuel tank and that now is the time to really start preparing for IMO 2020,” Baiwir added, voicing concern that there will be some ships reaching the end of 2019 without being ready for the new fuels.“The simplest and most cost-effective method is a fuel treatment. With a strong focus likely to be on the shipping world and policing by Port State Control in the early part of 2020 for anyone not adhering to the new rules, the chances are that some will find themselves on the end of hefty fines and detentions for non-compliance. When all it takes is the addition of a fuel treatment it seems a small price to pay for peace of mind and operational efficiency,” he concluded.
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Facebook4Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston Economic Development CouncilThe Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) announced today that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with South Puget Sound Community College to establish an entrepreneurial center at the future Rowe Six campus of SPSCC, catalyzing the development and growth of high-wage, high–value, private sector companies in our community.As part of its expansion, SPSCC will be moving the functions of its entire Hawks Prairie Center to the Rowe Six campus, located on Sixth Avenue SE in downtown Lacey. The site consists of five existing office building totaling 100,000-square-feet in Lacey’s Woodland District. In addition, the Thurston EDC will also move its entire operations to the campus, allowing both organizations to capitalize on the strengths of the other to ensure that the highest quality business resources are provided to Thurston County.“The collaborative approach we are taking with SPSCC in creating a synergistic economic development engine will help recruit new investment into Thurston County, and accelerate and retain private sector investment in our region,” said Michael Cade, Executive Director of the Thurston EDC.The concept for this collaboration is the outgrowth of conversations that executive staff at SPSCC and Thurston EDC – along with partner organizations City of Lacey, Thurston Chamber of Commerce, Saint Martin’s University and leaders at Joint Base Lewis McCord – have had on how to best move forward as a community to support cluster sector growth and entrepreneurial growth. The EDC and SPSCC have complimentary long-term objectives to visualize a model for regional economic development, and are actively envisioning the scope of the new facility and its offerings.“The college is excited about this evolution in our partnership with the EDC and delighted at the possibilities for economic growth this will bring the community and the opportunities this will offer students,” said Tim Stokes, president of South Puget Sound Community College.SPSCC is embarking on an $8M renovation of the first building on the Rowe Six property. The renovation of the 50,000 square-foot building is slated to be complete by the end of 2014, with both organizations moving into the space soon thereafter.