Davis, CA, USA – (PRWEB) October 20, 2014
The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), one of the world’s premier geothermal associations, has completed a successful 38th GRC Annual Meeting at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, USA.
At the Opening Session, GRC Annual Meeting Chair Alex Sifford welcomed the attendees from 39 different countries and introduced an array of speakers from the regional, national and global energy communities.
Pat Reiten, CEO of PacifiCorp, one of the leading utilities in the western US, spoke of the exciting opportunities for geothermal energy in Oregon. Although there is only 33 MW of geothermal energy online at present there are 19 projects in development of 500 MW of discovered and 1,800 MW undiscovered potential resources in the state.
Rachel Shimshak, Executive Director of Renewable Northwest noted that a lot of coal power plants in the region were being retired and need to be replaced by low-carbon-emitting resources. Geothermal energy could be the answer.
There was an overwhelming consensus that the event was a great success. The numbers tell the story. 844 attendees registered with the GRC for the Annual Meeting, more than last year’s meeting in Las Vegas. This included 81 students who attended for just $ 5. The GRC registration also included entry to the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo.
Over four days attendees were treated to nearly 135 technical presentations totaling 45 hours, bringing the latest research from around the world. On display were over 50 posters, including the winners of the US Department of Energy National Geothermal Student Competition and the Geothermal Case Study Challenge. The winners of the 34th GRC Photo Contest were showcased in a public area of the convention center.
One hundred attended the pre-meeting workshops on Introduction to Hydrothermal Systems and Geothermal Exploration and Geothermal Leasing, Unitization and Water Use Legal Issues. Nearly 125 set out across Oregon and south Washington State on GRC Fieldtrips to view some superb geology and geothermal features and enjoy useful networking.
A highlight of the Annual Meeting, the Student Leadership Luncheon attracted more than 60 students and geothermal leaders to discuss job opportunities in the industry. In addition, the second annual GRC Scholarships were awarded to Megan Dewit of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada; Paige Granneman of the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; Nastaran Arianpoo of the University of British Columbia, Canada; Joseph Batir of Southern Methodist University, Texas, USA; Maciej Lukawski of Cornell Energy Institute in New York, USA, and Holly McLachlan of the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.
Demonstrating the focus on international involvement at the meeting the GRC hosted the 7th International Luncheon with representatives from Ethiopia and Kenya reporting on the exciting developments in geothermal power in their countries. This popular event attracted 166 attendees.
A special technical session brought together a collection of people and work inspired by geothermal pioneer David D. Blackwell of Southern Methodist University.
The second Women in Geothermal meeting attracted over 60 professionals in the geothermal energy industry, eager to share their knowledge and experience.
The climax to the GRC Annual Meeting is the Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Luncheon where the GRC recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to the Geothermal Resources Council and to the development of geothermal resources. The Joseph W. Aidlin Award was presented to Marilyn Nemzer for her long‐term commitment to the Geothermal Resources Council and extraordinary devotion to the promotion of geothermal energy through education. The Geothermal Pioneer Award was given to Joseph LaFleur for lifetime achievement in the exploration and development of geothermal resources worldwide. Other awards were presented to individuals for a variety of achievements in the field of geothermal energy.
A popular networking opportunity, the annual GRC Charity Golf Tournament was held at the Heron Lakes Golf Club in north Portland. Over 50 golfers played for charity with proceeds going to the local chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the GRC Student Scholarship program.
Held in tandem with the GRC Annual Meeting, GEA’s Geothermal Energy Expo featured 112 exhibits showcasing the latest in geothermal technological advancements. The GEA reports around 600 attendees, including booth staff, guests and registrants, signed up for the trade show only.
For more information about next year’s 39th GRC Annual Meeting & Expo in Reno, Nevada, USA, visit http://www.geothermal.org/meet-new.html or call (530) 758-2360.
About the Geothermal Resources Council:
With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a more than 40-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as one of the world’s preeminent geothermal associations. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.
For more information, please visit http://www.geothermal.org.
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Evanston, IL (PRWEB) September 26, 2014
Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Regina Cartright, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, has been chosen as one of Chicago’s Five Star Real Estate Agents for 2014.
Five Star Professional partnered with Chicago magazine to recognize a select group of Chicago area real estate agents who provide quality services to their clients. Regina Cartright will be featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the October issue.
“It is a privilege to be named a 2014 Five Star Real Estate Agent. Thank you to my clients for taking the time to recommend me and favorably evaluate my service. My clients are the reason I do what I do. It is so rewarding to know that I am making a positive impact on their lives,” said Regina Cartright of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.
The Five Star Real Estate Agent award program is the largest and most widely published real estate agent award program in North America. Agents are measured using an objective, in-depth research methodology with significant focus on customer feedback and overall satisfaction.
“Five Star Real Estate Agents are more than knowledgeable experts in their field. They maintain a sharp focus on building enduring relationships and demonstrate tremendous dedication to the families and individuals they serve,” said Lynn Hargreaves, VP, Research and Services Operations, Five Star Professional.
Regina Cartright’s Five Star award profile can be viewed here.
About the research process:
Now entering its 12th year, Five Star Professional conducts in-depth, market-specific research in more than 45 markets across the United States and Canada to identify premium service professionals.
Five Star Professional contacts thousands of recent homebuyers to identify award candidates. Phone, mail and online respondents rate their real estate agent on 10 satisfaction criteria. Candidates with a qualifying client satisfaction rating move on to be evaluated on objective criteria such as experience, production levels and disciplinary and complaint history.
Real estate agents do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. For more information, visit http://www.fivestarprofessional.com.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2014
Because of the way that grant programs are designed, federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must rely heavily on the timeliness and accuracy of reporting. Late or inaccurate submissions have been seen for years as the first indication of grants management problems. More recently, grant reporting has taken on a new dimension — government transparency. “Meeting Federal Grant Reporting Challenges — Supporting Your Claims and Feeding Federal Databases,” the Sept. 22 Federal Fund Management Advisor webinar, will sort through the current and future reporting requirements that organizations are facing, and offer advice on how to best meet them.
Prinicipal of Federal Fund Management Advisor and federal grants expert Bob Lloyd will present for 60 minutes and follow with 30 minutes dedicated to individual questions. Participants will get answers to questions such as:
How are grant obligations and cash disbursements supposed to be reported?
When are subgrants and contracts under grants recognized for reporting purposes?
What is the “three-day rule” for cash management and how is it interpreted?
How are indirect (F&A) cost charges calculated and reported?
What are the vulnerabilities associated with performance reporting?
What’s changed under OMB’s recent grant reform initiative?
What are the rules for the timing and detail of FFATA subaward reporting?
What aspects of reporting are independent auditors supposed to check?
What specific forms must be completed for grant-acquired property and audit submissions?
What are the implications of the critical GAO report on FFATA for recipients and subrecipients?
What new wrinkles and burdens does the DATA Act introduce?
Visit http://federalfundmanagement.com/webinars/wg426_092214 for more details and registration information.
Bob Lloyd is a respected authority on policies and practices affecting the award, administration and oversight of federal grants, contracts and subawards. Mr. Lloyd has more than 40 years of experience in federal award implementation. Prior to starting his management consulting practice in Washington, D.C., in 1982, he served as the executive director of the Grants Management Advisory Service and held staff positions in two large federally funded organizations. Since then, he has been a consultant, trainer or advisor to award and audit units in 16 federal award-making departments and agencies, and to recipient and subrecipient organizations and their professional advisors located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, several U.S. territories and 18 foreign countries. He is the principal author of several reference works on federal grants management and audits, and currently serves as contributing editor to Federal Grants News, published by Atlantic Information Services. He also is a Charter Life Member of the National Grants Management Association and served on its Board of Directors for five years.
Attendees of the Live Webinar Can Earn Up to 1.5 CPE Credits
Federal Fund Management Advisor is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.learningmarket.org.
About Federal Fund Management Advisor
Federal Fund Management Advisor provides recipients and subrecipients of federal funds with accurate, responsible and practical advice concerning the acquisition, administration and oversight of federal grants, cooperative agreements and contracts. Through management, compliance and best practices webinars, and a wide variety of technical assistance capabilities, this advisory service can help organizations navigate effectively in today’s highly charged federal fund accountability atmosphere. Visit http://www.federalfundmanagement.com.
For the development of the country’s trade there is a need for a comprehensive view to be taken regarding the export import policies of India. Trade propels economic growth and national development. The primary purpose is not the mere earning of foreign exchange, but the stimulation of greater economic activity. For India to become a major player in world trade, an all encompassing, and comprehensive view needs to be taken for the overall development of the country’s foreign trade. Directorate General of Foreign Trade gives all the necessary information and support to people thereby helping in the promotion of India’s foreign trade.
Directorate General of Foreign Trade is a government organization in India responsible for framing all policies regarding export and import in India. They are entrusted with the responsibility of implementing various policies regarding trade for like Foreign Trade Policy or the Exam Policy with the major objective of promoting export and import related activities in India. It also acts as a trade facilitator. DGFT India plays an integral role in the development of trading relations with various other nations and thus help in improving not only the economic growth via international business but also provides a certain impetus needed in the trade industry.
DGFT India provides a set of guidelines for importers and exporters wanting to trade in India. DGFT IEC stands for Importer Exporter Code and is issued by DGFT India. Any bonafide person or company starting a venture for International trade requires this code. It also deals with the quality complaints of the foreign buyers. Officials DGFT works in close coordination with other related economic offices like Customs Commissionerates, Central Excise authorities, DRI authorities and Enforcement Directorate.
DGFT Delhi Foreign Trade enables companies to acquire benefits on their imports, exports, customs, exports promotion council etc. DGFT Delhi, where the main office is located, is laying stress on the development of foreign trade in the country in the recent years. This is because foreign trade is gaining immense importance in the country by the day. In its view this as a national priority in terms of gaining economic as well as overall growth. To become a major player in world trade, a comprehensive approach needs to be taken through the Foreign Trade Policy of India.
Jayden is writing articles on behalf of DGFT Delhi. He writes mainly about International Trade & business, helps people by providing valuable information on import export data.
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Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2014
While pet ownership is down, this has not deterred pet owners from continuing to view their pets as family members, and treating them accordingly. The humanization of pets and their dietary needs continues unchecked, as pet food resembles more and more that which one would find on the grocery store shelves for people.
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Insight: Pet food brands should look to people food for new product development
Can organic pet food grow to live up to its media exposure?
Insight: Pet parents seeking the best food are discovering organic through smaller brands
How will the human focus on health and wellbeing impact pet food?
Insight: Manufacturers who develop weight-management pet food with people-food attributes can appeal to pet parents
Trend: Prove It
Trend: Factory Fear
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China’s local pet food enterprises completed the upgrading and developed four types of products, including dry food, wet food, snack food and nutrient for pets. The sales revenue has exceeded 1.5 billion Yuan, and market scale is still increasing by over 15% on average each year, which is far above the global average growth rate of 4%. As a whole, China’s pet food market is still on its initial development stage compared with that of the foreign market, but the market prospect is positive. China’s urbanization is still on rapid development, and the feeding of pets has become a new hot field of urban residentsￂﾒ consumption. The current age constitution of China’s population and its development trend shows that in the future decades of years, the proportion of elderly people in China’s population will increase as the family planning policy since 1970s has been adopted for over 30 years. Therefore, the consumer group of pet food will continue to increase and the prospect of China’s pet food industry will become more prosperous. Browse Full Report with Complete TOC at: http://www.researchmoz.us/report-on-chinas-pet-food-market-competition-report.html
However, with the increase of pet food producers in China and the constant increase of production cost, circulation cost and marketing cost, the competition in China’s pet food market will become fiercer. To face such a condition, it is important to have a thorough understanding and commanding of the market condition of the industry, such as the trend of national policies and regulations for the industry, the development history of China’s pet food market and the future growth space, the characteristics of pet food consumption and purchasing performance of consumers in major areas, the circulation channels and circulation cost of China’s pet food, the market concentration degree of China’s pet food industry, the competition between foreign brands and domestic brands, their respective market orientation and strategy, as well as the investment value of each kinds of pet food enterprises, etc.
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The report titled “Global Pet Food Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-2019)“ provides an insight into the market dynamics and various trends and opportunities associated with the global pet food market. The report gives a detail insight into market growth and pet food sales over the past five years. It further captures the global share based on regional analysis, type of food, retail channel and type of companion animal. It also includes the changing trend in the global pet food market. The report also discusses about domestic market of United States which is the largest contributor in the global pet food market, Australia and New Zealand. Browse full report with complete TOC at: http://www.researchmoz.us/global-pet-food-market-trends-and-opportunities-2014-19-report.html.
Today it is significant that dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals are providing psychological and physiological benefit in human life. Whether it is a cat, dog, or other pet, domesticated animals are interwoven into the social and emotional fabric of individuals and families lives.
The global pet industry has undergone drastic change over the past decades. The industry became commercialized in 1860 with the invention of first dog biscuit in England, and since then it has witnessed many changes and trends. Pet food, one of the major segments of pet industry, has grown significantly over the years and currently the pet food industry is growing at a moderate pace.
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Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 28, 2014
The most influential partnerships in the business world are not like partnerships at all – they are better compared to relationships. Openness and honesty between both parties often drives collaboration in new – and often innovative – directions. While thousands of partnerships are forged between companies every day, few display the lasting commitment, innovation, and honesty it takes to earn formal recognition from the American Business Awards.
In June, Medtech College earned awards in six categories of The 2014 American Business Awards (“The Stevies”). Among its wins, Medtech received an award for “Marketing Team of the Year” based on its inventive and enduring partnership with PlattForm as its primary agency of record. The award represents another highlight for the two companies among the day in and day out victories of reaching prospective students with the ultimate goal of changing their lives through education.
“Like any good relationship, our partnership with PlattForm is based on a set of core values: admiration, respect, trust, communication, accountability, and a whole lot of fun,” said Rich Schechter, Medtech’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We are one marketing team – it’s just that some of us work in different locations. We celebrate our successes, we weep over our misses, and we work hard together to map out our future and solve the pressing issues of each day.”
“Working side by side for four years, the marketing professionals from both organizations understand the expectations placed on them and operate with the highest efficiency,” Schechter added, “Medtech receives the benefit of a full-service, integrated marketing operation, a talent pool fully immersed in the education sector, the technology and systems to track performance and illuminate decision making, and fresh thinking and innovation coming from the supportive environment that PlattForm management creates.” Conversely, PlattForm reaps the benefits of assisting a team of executives with a significant knowledge of higher education, openness to new ideas, and a belief in the power of education to change lives.
The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted at the chance at winning a Stevie in a wide range of categories.
A prominent healthcare education and continuing professional development brand, Medtech is a nationally accredited post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with the goal of advancing healthcare career training. Working hand-in-hand with students to provide an exceptional learning environment incorporating comprehensive classroom instruction and personalized hands-on experience, Medtech helps them create an extraordinary new future for themselves. Medtech also provides continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals who need professional re-certification, updated healthcare training or professional development to enhance their existing healthcare careers. Medtech won two Best in Biz Awards in 2013, was recognized as one of Achievers’ 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in 2013 and 2012, named one of the nation’s best places to work by Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™, and was previously honored in five categories of the 2012 American Business AwardsSM(“The Stevies”).
Medtech prepares students for in-demand healthcare careers at campuses in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia, including the Radians College nursing campus in Washington, D.C. and National Medical Education & Training Center in Massachusetts. Program offerings vary by campus; certain Medtech campuses offer nursing training. Visit http://www.Medtech.edu to learn more about Medtech education opportunities.
About Rich Schechter:
Richard Schechter, SVP Marketing for Medtech College, is a three time marketing Stevie Award winner. This year, in addition to Marketing Team of the Year Award, he also achieved an individual Stevie Award for Marketer of the Year.
Since 1989, PlattForm (PlattForm.com) has set the standard of excellence in marketing and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities worldwide. Headquartered in Kansas City, the firm boasts an internal staff of more than 550 industry experts. Forming partnerships with higher education institutions of all types, PlattForm provides optimal marketing performance through AttriBrandTM, a proprietary approach that integrates research, creative and channel-agnostic media planning with multichannel analytics and attribution. PlattForm’s Academic Program Management (APM) suite of services represents a closer collaboration for enhanced student outcomes, spanning the entire educational journey from students’ first awareness of an institution to enrollment through graduation and career planning. A global company, PlattForm has offices located throughout the United States and in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
DETROIT, Mich. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s Real Estate Practice has been listed in the Top 5 of real estate law firms for Midwest Real Estate News’ “2014 Best of the Best”. Over 60 Midwest commercial real estate law firms were submitted and rankings were calculated based on the total dollar volume of transactions completed in 2013, according to Midwest Real Estate News.
“We are honored to be included in this year’s 2014 Best of the Best of Midwest Real Estate Law Firms by Midwest Real Estate News,” says Harlan W. Robins, practice department manager for real estate, environmental, and energy & sustainability. “Our outstanding team of real estate attorneys strives to provide our clients with the expertise and unwavering dedication that they have come to expect from Dickinson Wright since 1878. Our deal volume reflects their hard work, shoulder to shoulder with our clients.”
Dickinson Wright’s real estate practice is comprised of over 95 lawyers who are actively involved in diverse real estate matters and regularly represent a wide variety of clients including property owners, developers, managers, contractors, lenders, investors, corporations, nonprofits, and governments, among others, in all aspects of real estate. With offices across Michigan and in Ohio, Nashville, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., and Toronto, and significant experience in real estate transactions in nearly all 50 states and throughout Canada, we serve our clients wherever they need us.
About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright PLLC has over 350 lawyers in offices located in Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Saginaw, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nev.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright LLP has over 35 lawyers in Toronto, Canada.
Washington D.C. (PRWEB) July 04, 2014
The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida reported at the beginning of the week that the creation of a small cyclone formation called Tropical Storm Arthur was just east of the Central Florida Atlantic Coast. Beginning as a low pressure area 140 miles off the coast of Florida, Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to turn into a Hurricane. Hurricane Arthur is predicted to hit the outranks of North Carolina this upcoming weekend.
Meteorologists are still trying to determine whether or not the hurricane is going to be detractive and how far in land it will reach before dissipating. Winds are expected to reach an upwards of 90 to 100 mph when Hurricane Arthur reaches the coast of North Carolina, and then curve to the east away from the United States. People that have planned holiday weekends for the 4th of July are starting to cancel reservations and prepare for the worse. Businesses that are FEMA contractor are encouraged to stay available this weekend in the southeast to disaster relief.
Businesses must become a registered FEMA contractor in order to help in the relief efforts when a natural disaster strikes. Businesses must receive a DUNS number and register in System for Award Management (SAM). US Federal Contractor Registration is encouraging businesses to call (877) 252-2700 Ext 1 in order to register in SAM and submit their FEMA paperwork to be prepared for Hurricane season this year. If a business would like to learn more about FEMA and no bid contracting, they can reference the FEMA section on GovernmentContractingTips.com. The website Government Contracting Tips provides a free packet for any businesses that would like to learn more about providing disaster relief to the Federal Government. The FEMA Packet includes the following information:
Forming a successful FEMA business plan
How to incorporate FEMA into your web presence
Tips on marketing to FEMA’s disaster relief effort
FEMA procurement office contact information & the top 5 FEMA contractors
US Federal Contractor Registration has registered over 60,000 private sector businesses in the SAM registration, some of which include McGraw Hill, HP, Wells Fargo, Xerox, GoodWill, Dixie, UPS, Heinz, Sheraton Hotels, Marriott, Westin, Interstate Oil, CITI, and Coldwell Banker, as well as academic institutions and colleges like NYC, Northwestern, Oxford, Southwestern, and Mercer. Numerous federal agencies like US Army, US Navy, Veteran Affairs, and United States Department of Agriculture have also had their government paperwork facilitated by US Federal Contractor Registration Case Managers.