Kornrasit Pakchotanon, EGAT governor (Image courtesy of EGAT)The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has reportedly started talks with a number of suppliers of liquefied natural gas as it readies plans to develop an FSRU-based import terminal. Thailand’s government is aiming to liberalize LNG imports in order to spur competition in the sector, according to the energy minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Reuters reports.Currently, PTT is the only gas supplier and LNG importer in Thailand. To liberalize the market, the government has introduced third-party access, allowing companies to use PTT’s pipeline network to supply gas to end-users.Kornrasit Pakchotanon, who was appointed EGAT’s governor in June, was reported as saying the company is expecting to receive the approval from the national energy policy committee to build a 5 mtpa FSRU.In June last year, EGAT signed a memorandum of understanding with Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to cooperate in developing the LNG value chain business for electricity generation. LNG World News Staff
Dan Curtis has been promoted from chief financial officer to chief operating officer of US domestic operations and technology; Robert Sutton, formerly vice president of domestic operations, has been promoted to senior vice president of US domestic and international project/rail services; and previous director of integration, Pete Dutton, has taken on the role of vice president of technology services.President of BNSF Logistics, Ray Greer, said that the ability to fill these positions by promoting BNSF’s current staff highlights the company’s commitment to providing its employees with opportunities for professional growth. www.bnsflogistics.com
Share BusinessNewsRegional Jamaica secures $810.2 million World Bank grant for climate change project by: Jamaica Information Service – October 5, 2015 57 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Peter Phillips (left), exchanges warm greetings with World Bank Country Manager for Jamaica, Galina Sotirova, just before Friday’s $810.2 million (US$6.8 million) grant signing ceremony for the ‘Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project,’ at the ministry’s offices, National Heroes Circle, Kingston.KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government has received approximately $810.2 million (US$6.8 million) in World Bank grant funding support to improve climate and weather data collection and information management within Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).The undertaking is part of a package of projects, valued of approximately $3.57 billion (US$30 million), which are being financed in Jamaica under the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR).The US$1.2 billion PPCR is a funding window of the US$8.1 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), which assists developing countries to integrate climate resilience into development planning.Improvement of the data platform aims to better position Jamaica to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change, characterised by among other things, extreme drought and abnormal rainfall patterns.Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Peter Phillips, in welcoming the World Bank support, underscored the need to generate data that will adequately assist Jamaica’s preparation to deal with climate change.He was addressing the signing ceremony held on Friday at his ministry’s National Heroes Circle offices in Kingston.Dr Phillips said the climate data project, to be implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), will be of “tremendous” benefit to the country, and particularly, key stakeholders such as farmers, planners, residents in food-prone areas, and tourism and health sector interests.He noted that the availability of such data is also important “if we are to be able to …take advantage of the availability of resources within the Global (Green) Climate Fund,” which assists developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change.
CLEVELAND – As Clevelander cope with LeBron James officially taking his talents to Los Angeles, some may be wondering who is worthy of taking over as the face of Cleveland. Fortunately, King James’ throne may not be vacant very long.Several Browns players already want a shot at the throne.2017 No. 1 overall pick, Myles Garrett wasted no time making his desires know. Shortly after the news broke that James was signing a four-year deal with the Lakers, Garrett boldly tweeted at James and let him know he’d keep his seat warm.@KingJames if you don’t want to take your throne with you I’ll take it..— Jurassic Myles? (@MylesLGarrett) July 2, 2018It won’t be that easy to claim though. Garrett has some competition for the crown, from his own teammate, linebacker Christian Kirksey, who also tweeted out his willingness to hold down the fort as king of Cleveland, with the hope of renaming the city #Kirkoland.Time for me to take the throne! #kirkoland— Christian Kirksey (@Kirko58) July 2, 2018Earlier this month Kirksey promised that the Browns will make the playoffs this season. If he’s able to make good on that promise, he may just have the inside track on Garrett to take over the throne.Not matter who seizes the king’s chair, LeBron’s departure leaves the Cavaliers in disarray, leaving no time like the present for the Browns to get things turned around. Safety Damarious Randall hopes the Browns can at least take over as the darling’s off the city.Time to take over the city … #WeUpNext #DawgPound— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) July 2, 2018 Spencer German Related TopicsChristian KirkseyCleveland BrownsDamarious RandallLebron JamesMyles Garrett
The International Judo Federation (IJF) has notified the All Japan Judo Federation (JJF) that it will not reverse a call against heavyweight judoka Shinichi Shinohara in a Sydney Olympic gold medal match, judo officials said Thursday.IJF President Park Yong Sung told JJF head Yukimitsu Kano in a letter dated Oct. 9 that “Once the referee has announced the result of the contest, it is not possible for the referee to change this decision after the referee and judges have left the competition area.” Park noted, however, that the IJF Executive Committee has requested that the IJF Referee Commission review the officiating at last month’s Sydney Olympics at its meeting next week in Nabeul, Tunisia.The IJF Executive Committee will deliver an official statement on the officiating at the Sydney Olympics on Oct. 30 from Nabeul, the letter stated.In the over 100-kg judo final at the Sydney Olympics, defending champion David Douillet attempted an “uchimata” leg throw which world champion Shinohara appeared to counter by with his own throw, sending the Frenchman somersaulting over his shoulders.One of the judges signaled an ippon win for Shinohara, but the decisions of the other two judges awarded Douillet with a “yuko” point, which stood and turned out to be a decisive factor in the match.In a protest letter to the IJF on Sept. 29, the JJF said it is ready to file a suit with the Court of Arbitration for Sport depending on response from the IJF. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES