Business News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Parsons announced that it was recently awarded the sitewide infrastructure design and construction supervision services contract for the Expo 2020 Dubai site, a 438-hectare landmark development consisting of multiple pavilions, souks, and entertainment venues. Parsons’ scope of work will include designing, monitoring, managing, and delivering the project’s infrastructure.We are excited that Parsons was selected by Expo 2020 Dubai to help deliver this first ever global showcase staged in the region. Our collective efforts will embody Dubai’s overall mission to spur innovation, opportunity, and connectivity,” said Gary Adams, Parsons Middle East Africa (MEA) President.“Given the magnitude and distinctiveness of Dubai Expo 2020, this is a significant win for us and we are deeply committed to supporting Dubai with our global and local resources to provide a new level of sustainable design and operational services,” added Todd Wager, Parsons Group President.Parsons has been working in the MEA region for more than 60 years and has offices in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. Parsons’ portfolio of ongoing projects in the MEA region includes major highways, bridges, rail and transit, airports, ports, water infrastructure, plus hospitals, public schools, universities, mosques, and other public buildings.Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business Districts News Parsons Wins Infrastructure Contract for Dubai Expo 2020 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 11:24 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Community News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Tuesday night’s Baking Industry Awards saw WC Rowe’s MD Alan Pearce walk away with the prestigious title of Baker of the Year, in the Vandermoortele-sponsored category.The 1930s-themed event at the Park Lane Hilton, London was a great success. Darren and Lilia from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing dazzled the guests when they took to the dance floor to perform three different sets throughout the evening.Celebrity host for the night Ronnie Corbett kept the audience of 800 entertained with his comedy routine, explaining that, as the son of a baker, he had been brought up in a bakery family, and even dabbles with a bit of home baking himself.Pearce said winning Baker of the Year was “amazing”, as there were least 30-40 people in the room that night that he aspired to emulate, and said he wanted to dedicate his award to his late business partner Bill Rowe. Pearce has helped steer Cornish craft bakery WC Rowe to the successful award-winning business it is today, starting as an apprentice, before becoming a director and eventual MD. “It’s a fantastic trade and it gives us a reason to get up in the morning,” said Pearce. “What everyone wants is a secure future, and if the staff believe in me, they can believe their future is in safe hands. I am just the spokesperson for some fantastic people, as without the staff we are nothing.”Among the other winners were Rich Products, which scooped the prize for Bakery Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Sainsbury’s. “It’s a great achievement for the whole business and for the factory floor staff,” said marketing manager, Gail Lindsay. “And I got to kiss Ronnie Corbett!”The Innovation Award, sponsored by Asda, was awarded to United Central Bakeries for its Genius Gluten-Free Loaf. Com-mercial director, Paddy Cronin said: “I’m elated. It’s been a real team effort to get us to where we are today and, in particular, to win a bakery award for a product with no wheat in it.”Burns the Bread was awarded The Customer Focus Award, sponsored by BakeMark. Partner Terri Petherbridge, explained: “It was a fabulous surprise as we knew the competition was stiff. It means everything to us and it’s a reflection of the success of the whole business.”The Bread Factory walked away with the gong for Craft Business of the Year, sponsored by Rank Hovis. Co-managing director Tom Molnar said: “We’ve done a lot of hard work in taking people who can bake, taking people who can run businesses, and professionalising the craft by building a great team.”John Ruddock, Coopland & Son (Scarborough), winner of the Trainee Baker of the Year, sponsored by Improve and the National Skills Academy, said: “The award recognises all the hard work and training Cooplands does they’ve invested a lot of time and money in me so I’m proud of myself.”Morrisons Hilmore Lane store in Grimsby was named the winner of the In-Store Bakery Award, sponsored by Scobie & McIntosh; and David McClymont, Lightbody Celebration Cakes triumphed as Celebration Cake Maker of the Year, in the renshawnapier sponsored category.l To order photos from the night visit http://roblawson.thirdlight.com/a.tlx?k=1dxzetbl See pages 15-29 for profiles of all the winners and finalists. Full report, see 25 September issue.
Willie Nelson has announced a number of exciting supporting acts for his make-up show on June 20th at Charlotte, NC’s PNC Music Pavillion. The outlaw country legend will be joined by The Avett Brothers, Jamey Johnson, and Sarah Shook and the Disarmers.The talented bill serves as a consolation for fans who attended Nelson’s Charlotte, NC edition of his touring Outlaw Music Festival on May 26th. While Nelson took the stage for his scheduled set, he quickly exited before playing a note. A statement from Live Nation explained that the 85-year-old country music legend was forced to cancel his set due to a stomach illness. Tickets for the initial show will be honored for the makeup performance, and additional tickets are available here.The Charlotte show marked the latest cancellation from Nelson, who has called off a number of dates during the last year due to health issues.Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival is set to continue on June 22nd and feature artists like Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello, The Head and The Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Ryan Bingham, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Margo Price, Terra Lightfoot, and Van Morrison in various different groupings.For a full list of upcoming dates on the Outlaw Music Festival tour, head here.[H/T JamBase]
continue reading » In the auto insurance world, the news of late is not good for anyone—auto insurers are making less money than they used to, and in an attempt to recoup some of their lost profits, insurers are charging higher rates for coverage. Here’s the lowdown on why auto insurance rates are rising and what you as a policyholder can do to minimize the increases.Decreased insurer profitAuto insurers make money in two ways:1. Investment income2. Profit generated when they collect more in premiums than they pay out in claimsOver the last several years, auto insurers have had a much harder time making money in either way. First, the United States’ low interest rate environment over the past ten years has led to decreased investment income for insurers. Second, and adding another financial hardship to insurers’ situation, claims have been increasing steadily for years. According to the Insurance Information Institute, “auto insurers’ losses and expenses have exceeded premium for every year since 2007.” This is due to a number of factors, both in and outside of human drivers’ control. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The Government of the Republic of Croatia sent the Draft Law on Unrated Construction Land to the second parliamentary reading. It is also regulated that the content of the lease agreement in the camp on the tourist land will be prescribed by a decree, and the procedure for the implementation of the study, which has been simplified, is more precisely prescribed. With an important change, the Minister also pointed out that it is unequivocally prescribed that in the case of further construction in that camp, a building permit can be obtained for the area of the existing camp and in the case when the spatial plan in that area envisages some other purpose. to obtain building permits for the camp. “We are actively working despite the situation with the coronavirus. The draft law on unrated construction land was sent to the second parliamentary reading. This law is absolutely necessary and will be enforceable, high quality, fair and reform. We analyzed all the proposals made in the first reading and held a series of meetings. We put the emphasis on the concepts of tourist resort and buildings and hotel building plots. The law will resolve long-standing property and legal relations and regulate the status of land that is exempt from conversion and privatization and that tourist companies have used for 20 years free of charge.”Banožić pointed out. Banožić singled out a better definition of the terms of the building plot of a hotel, tourist resort and buildings, which are of great importance for the regulation of property relations and law enforcement, and the final proposal extended the deadline for the preparation of geodetic studies. In the case of an administrative dispute, the administrative court has jurisdiction to independently determine the facts and other procedures, and companies that have missed the deadline for submitting applications for concessions for tourist land under the old law are allowed to initiate proceedings to resolve property relations under the new the law. Minister of State Property Mario Banožić emphasized its importance for investment activity, especially in tourism and camps, and reminded that there are 76 camps in Croatia today, with an area of more than 14 million square meters. These camps were subject to the transformation of social enterprises during which the facilities were estimated, but not more than 6 million square meters of tourist land around them. Source: Ministry of State Property