Pasadena Water and Power Report Says the Utility Generated More than $261 Million Last Year

first_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Dos And Don’ts Of Tinder You Must KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Water and Power has released its Annual Report for 2015, indicating the utility generated more than $261 million in operating revenue and invested more than $86 million in system improvements.The report also showed PWP has contributed over $18 million to the City’s General Fund to support vital public services.PWP reported key accomplishments in the annual report including the continuous work on the Glenarm Repowering Project which will provide 71 megawatts of clean, natural gas-fueled power to the city. The project is expected to significantly improve the local power generation and provide clean, efficient and reliable power by 2016.PWP also completed and submitted the Environmental Impact Report for the city’s Non-Potable Water Project, achieved respective ratings of AA+ and AA affirmed by Fitch Ratings for water and electric revenue bonds, and is on target to achieve a Renewable Portfolio Standard of 40 percent which exceeds the state goal.The utility also replaced approximately 40 utility poles and 14.6 miles of underground cable and overhead lines, as well as 2.5 miles of aging water mains, and provided various school programs, online educational tools, publications, incentives and more than 60 workshops to encourage water and energy conservation.With the ongoing drought creating challenges for water agencies, PWP conducted over 60 public workshops, campaigns and incentive programs to educate and engage the public as the city strives to comply with a state-mandated water goal of 28 percent.PWP’s processes for water waste monitoring and reporting have also been bolstered with combined efforts estimated to save approximately 1,700 acre-feet of water per year.PWP introduced a variety of tools that enable customers to report and receive outage information by phone, mobile device, or online.The annual report also mentioned that investment in emerging technologies to improve communication and convenience, streamline data, and encourage water conservation and energy efficiency continues to be an ongoing priority for PWP. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy latest #1 Pasadena Water and Power Report Says the Utility Generated More than $261 Million Last Year Published on Monday, May 9, 2016 | 8:41 pm Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Centre Notifies Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021

first_imgNews UpdatesCentre Notifies Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 March 2021 11:55 PMShare This – xThe Central Government has notified and the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021.Unmanned Aircraft is an aircraft, which is intended to operate with no pilot on board. These Rules, which has now come into force will apply to (a) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registered in India, wherever they may be; or (b) a person owning or possessing or engaged in exporting, importing, manufacturing,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central Government has notified and the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021.Unmanned Aircraft is an aircraft, which is intended to operate with no pilot on board. These Rules, which has now come into force will apply to (a) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registered in India, wherever they may be; or (b) a person owning or possessing or engaged in exporting, importing, manufacturing, trading, leasing, operating, transferring or maintaining an Unmanned Aircraft System in India; or (c) all Unmanned Aircraft System for the time being in or over India.The Rules categorizes unmanned aircraft system into three: aeroplane, rotorcraft and hybrid unmanned aircraft system. They are also classified based upon the maximum all up weight including its pay load. The Rules provide that a person shall be eligible for grant of authorisation as as importer, manufacturer, trader, owner or operator, if – (a) in case of an individual, he is, – (i) a citizen of India, and (ii) 18 years of age or more; or (b) in case of a company or a body corporate provided that, – (i) it is registered and has its principal place of business within India, and (ii) the Chairman and at least two-thirds of its directors are citizens of India; or (c) in case of a firm or an association of persons or body of individuals or a local authority or any legal entity has its principal place of business within India, whether incorporated or not, Central Government and State Government or an agency thereof.The Rules also define the Role and Responsibility of Authorised Unmanned Aircraft System Operator.  An authorised unmanned aircraft system operator shall be responsible for performing the following functions, but not limited to, for safe operation of unmanned aircraft system:- provide all essential instructions and guidance for use by its operations personnel for conduct of unmanned aircraft operations; ensure that the operations personnel are familiar with the laws, regulations and procedures, pertinent to the performance of their duties, prescribed for the areas to be traversed, the aerodromes to be used and the air navigation facilities relating thereto;exercise operational control; ensure that the unmanned aircraft are operated only by licenced pilots with requisite training and qualifications; (e) ensure that unmanned aircraft are flown only in permissible geographical areas or permissible enclosed premises ensure maintenance of unmanned aircraft system to keep them airworthy and in safe condition for operation; ensure that any radio apparatus forming a part of the unmanned aircraft system is operated only by the holder of a valid licence for the operation of such radio apparatus; (h) ensure the privacy of a person and its property during operation;maintain all prescribed manuals and records; bear the liability, if any, on account of any damage occurred to any person or property.The Central government or any organisation specifically authorised by the Central Government can establish an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management in Indian airspace or any part thereof, if warranted by the nature and requirements of unmanned aircraft system operation.Click here to Read/Download RulesNext Storylast_img read more

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Annandale, only team to register victory on day three

first_imgTHE third playing date of the Milo U-18 Schools Football tournament was outlined by a number of drawn encounters yesterday.In the first game of the afternoon, Charlestown Secondary could not overcome the challenges of the New Central High School. Dante Sookram opened the scoring for the Charlestown side in the 20th minute but New Central’s Garfield Caesar brought the game level in the 37th minute.At the final whistle, there was no goal to separate the two teams.In the second game of the afternoon the result was the same between St John’s College and Uitvlugt. St John’s Anthony Xavier equalised after Uitvlugt’s Junior Redmon had scored in the 16th minute.The only winners of the day were Annandale, who beat Bladen Hall 2-0 thanks to a double from Tiquan Taylor in the 6th minute and Jerome Harrigon in the 45th.Matches continue today at the Ministry of Education ground with another triple-header.Friendship Secondary will face Carmel Secondary from 14:00hrs in the first game, to be followed by Canje Secondary doing battle against South Ruimveldt. Vergenoegen will then challenge Tucville in the last game of the day.last_img read more

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Budmayr chases new dream as coach

first_imgAfter a series of injuries derailed his playing career, Jon Budmayr has embraced his role as a player-coach.[/media-credit]It isn’t easy chasing after a dream, especially when that dream is to play in the National Football League. It’s even harder to give up that dream after putting so much hard work and commitment into one goal.This offseason, Wisconsin redshirt senior quarterback Jon Budmayr had to come to terms with his body that has proved unable to keep up with the grind of Division I college football.The Illinois native has dealt with nerve issues in his elbow almost his entire career at Wisconsin – an issue that sidelined him for both the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Just as he persevered through injury in the past, Budmayr tried to give his goal of starting for the Badgers one more go.“I decided to try it one more time and come back this spring and do winter workouts and see where that got me,” Budmayr said. “A few weeks in, my body just wasn’t responding. More issues were popping up neurologically. At that point, I decided my playing was over.”It was not an easy decision for the four-year veteran to come to terms with-never getting a chance to start a game under center for the cardinal and white. But after praying about it and talking with his parents and people close to him, Budmayr was able to accept his decision to move on from playing football.“It was one of the tougher decisions I’ve made in my life,” Budmayr said. “It was emotional just because you put so much into it, which I have my whole life. You work for so hard for – all of us have the common goal and that’s to be a professional football player someday, since we were little.”During his career, Budmayr was able to play in only three games where he threw for 134 total yards and a touchdown.After hanging up his pads, the ex-signal caller is now pursuing his next dream of becoming a football coach.“I got with [head] coach [Gary] Andersen and talked to him about [a coaching] opportunity and he was unbelievably positive about it,” Budmayr said. “He granted me the opportunity to [be a player-coach]. Now it’s just moving forward with this and being a sponge and learning as much as I can.”Budmayr will add a not-so-new face to a revamped coaching staff brought in by Andersen. The ex-quarterback has started his UW coaching career assisting the staff’s newest hire, Jeff Geynk, with the tight ends and special teams where there was a pressing need for coaching personnel.New offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Andy Ludwig is excited to have Budmayr on his offensive coaching staff and has confidence in what the rookie coach can do.“Bud’s awesome,” Ludwig said. “He hated to leave the quarterbacks, I hated to lose him, but there is a chance there to make a big impact on the program in a different role. He’s a football fanatic. He wants to be a coach. So, he’s got a chance to grow tremendously in terms of learning the game from that perspective.”One player who has been through the thick and the thin with Budmayr and can relate to his history with injuries is sixth-year senior quarterback Curt Phillips. Phillips and Budmayr came up through the UW program together, and while Phillips was on the field starting for the Badgers last fall, Budmayr was on the sideline giving Phillips a small sample of his coaching.“I trust what he sees,” Phillips said. “Sometimes you have people on the sidelines that you don’t necessarily take their advice, but he’s somebody that I definitely look up to and whatever he says I take to heart.”Budmayr says he has kept busy so far during spring practice, preparing charts and PowerPoints for the players and coaches, along with coaching on the field. It’s been a fast transition, but Genyk has taken Budmayr under his wing, making for a much smoother transition.Although Budmayr had to give up his dream of playing football as a career, he is now living a different dream.“It was my dream as a kid, like every kid, to grow up and play professional football,” Budmayr said. “After I had to move on from that dream, the next step was coaching, and so now I’m getting my feet wet with that, and I can’t thank coach Andersen enough for that opportunity.”last_img read more

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Reno relieved to escape relegation

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:It all looked good when Girvon Brown tapped home from close range to give UWI FC a 60th minute lead against FC Reno in yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League match at the Frome Sports Complex.Although the university team went on to win 2-1, they failed in their objective to land a semi-final spot.The result was equally bittersweet for UWI and FC Reno, the latter, in particular, because of their struggle to avoid relegation, which neither Rivoli United nor Cavalier SC were able to accomplish.It was palpable relief for Michael Graham, the Reno coach, after news filtered through that Cavalier had lost 0-1 to Tivoli Gardens FC.”I can’t tell you how relieved we are to know we are still in the league. We started as planned in this game, but lost our way after not taking advantage of that missed penalty opportunity,” said Graham.”It was a good enough game for us to win, but we just never got that second goal we wanted so badly. I am still grateful because next season will see us in the league,” added Graham.PENALTY SAVEDReno should have opened the scoring when the usually reliable Rondel Morris had his penalty kicked easily saved by national invitee Amal Knight for UWI in the 40th minute.He would regret missing from the spot as Brown was on hand for a simple tap-in at the 60th minute.Reno were again awarded a penalty, but this time the responsibility fell to Afiba Chambers and he found the equaliser in the 62nd minute.Just as Reno were looking at scoring another to take the game away from UWI, the visitors pounced. Anthony Greenland found space at the top of the Reno penalty area and he struck a beautiful curling shot that left the Reno goalkeeper beaten in the 75th minute.Marcus Gayle, UWI’s head coach, was disappointed as 49 points was only good enough for fifth, while Reno’s 34 points was as lucky as it gets, keeping them in tenth place.”Although disappointed at not making the semis, I think it was a terrific, wonderful first season in the league for us. Now we can build on this and become a major force in years to come,” stated Gayle.last_img read more

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Letter: Al Davis created concept known as Raider Nation

first_imgAl Davis created conceptknown as Raider NationRe: “Did Davis clan ever care about Raider Nation?” (Letters to the Editor, Opinion section, Dec. 16):Al Davis created Raider Nation.Let’s remember, Al Davis didn’t just fight with the city of Oakland. He fought with the NFL. He fought with the other owners. He fought with other cities. He even fought with his own coaches and players. And it was that very fight that so appealed to the denizens of Raider Nation.That fight, that spirit, that will …last_img

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Attawapiskat chief to begin what could be her last protest

first_imgBy Annette FrancisAPTN National NewsOttawa – Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence arrived on the steps of Parliament Hill Monday to begin what could be her final protest.“I’m willing to die for my people because the pain is too much and it’s time for (Prime Minister Stephen Harper) to realize what he’s doing to us,” said Spence.Spence said she intends to stay in Ottawa until a meeting is held with Harper or Queen Elizabeth to discuss treaty rights.News of the horrific living conditions in Attawapiskat made international news last year.After making headlines the federal government stepped in and appointed a third-party manager.Spence says the crisis in her community is still unresolved.“It’s still the same people are still living in trailers and more are asking for sheds because they have no materials,” she said on the steps of Parliament Hill.The inspiration for Spence’s hunger strike comes after attending last week’s Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Que.“How many times do we have to write a letter to the prime minister concerning our land and our people?” she said.She has the support of Cliff Summers, a former resident of Onieda of the Thames who now resides in Ottawa.Summers said the frustrations are growing over broken trust and imposed legislation.“There’s a peoples movement across Canada and we have to make it clear that we cannot accept the only future for our young people is suicide because we lead the statistics in Canada,” he said.She also has the support of NDP MP Charlie Angus who said Harper needs to understand the colonialist ways need to change.“We’ve lost basic sense of respect because when it comes to First Nations and the Crown, there is no honour of the Crown right now in terms of any First Nations so I don’t know what will happen, how far this will go, but I’m sensing a real anger. This could be the match on dry grass, I don’t know,” said Angus.But when prodded during Question Period if Minister of Aboriginal Affairs John Duncan will meet with Spence, the government avoided the question.Spence will be staying on Victoria Island that sits below Parliament Hill and the Supreme Court of Canada. She began her strike Tuesday morning.last_img read more

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