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Tampa, FL and Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 13, 2013
Interactive marketing agency, Bayshore Solutions, was listed in BtoB Magazine’s Top Agencies List 2013. For the past nine out of ten years, and last seven consecutive years, Bayshore Solutions has received the honor of being listed among the top US Digital agencies by B2B marketing magazine.
To compile the list of top agencies, BtoB surveyed agencies nationwide through an online entry in early December 2012. The Top Agencies report includes four categories: small agencies, midsize agencies, large agencies and interactive agencies. The finalists in each category were selected based on percentage of total business that is B2B, revenue growth, new client wins, innovative work and expanded service capabilities.
Bayshore Solutions was listed among 150 top agencies by BtoB Magazine, a trusted business resource that communicates to senior marketing executives charged with developing an integrated B2B marketing plan for their companies. These are the marketing decision makers on products, services and technologies that will work best in their company’s marketing plan.
“Spurred by continued economic growth, as well as political and Olympic advertising, B2B agencies had a strong year in 2012 – increasing their revenue, adding new business and developing compelling work for clients,” said Kate Maddox, Executive editor of BtoB Magazine and BtoBOnline.com.
“Bayshore Solutions is proud to be recognized on such a renowned list,” said Kevin Hourigan, President and CEO of Bayshore Solutions. “Key to the outstanding growth that assisted Bayshore Solutions in achieving this honor was the opening of our Denver office in October 2012 to better serve and generate new clients in the US Mountain and Pacific West region.”
To read more about BtoB Magazine’s Top Agencies List 2013, please visit: http://www.bayshoresolutions.com/portfolio-home/bayshore-solutions-awards/2013/top-agencies-list-2013-btob-magazine.aspx.
To read more about Bayshore Solutions’ awards, visit: http://www.bayshoresolutions.com/portfolio-home/bayshore-solutions-awards.aspx.
About Bayshore Solutions
Web design, development and digital marketing agency Bayshore Solutions, offers award-winning capabilities in custom web design, website development, e-commerce and Internet marketing. Founded in 1996, the web site design company has delivered custom web applications and interactive marketing services throughout the USA and internationally. Headquartered in Tampa, the firm has a full web development and Internet marketing delivery team located in its Denver, Colorado office and physical offices accessible to Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Dade County and Broward County in Florida. Bayshore Solutions integrates technology and Internet marketing services to ensure measurable results for clients. For more information about Web site design and Internet marketing services visit http://www.BayshoreSolutions.com.
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LOS ANGELES–()–Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:
Local water agency officials serving Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge,
La Crescenta and Altadena ramp up plans to stretch supplies while a
major regional water line is taken out of service, beginning
Thursday, Feb. 21. Briefing on the upcoming 8-day shutdown of
Metropolitan Water District’s Upper Feeder pipeline and local water
supplies, as well as water-saving tips to stretch available supplies
10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19
Front steps of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.(Los Angeles
County Thomas Bros. page 565, J-4)
|B-roll of water-saving measures will be made available on DVD.|
Officials from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern
California, city of Pasadena’s Water and Power, Foothill Municipal
Water District; experts on upgrades to the regional water line,
local supply updates, and residential water conservation.
Beginning Thursday morning, Feb. 21, Metropolitan will take its
Upper Feeder out of service to make necessary around-the-clock
upgrades. Work is scheduled to take eight days, cutting off imported
water deliveries serving up to 250,000 people.
For the shutdown, water officials are asking residents in selected
communities to suspend outdoor watering and non-essential indoor
water use in order to extend local supplies. Affected areas include
Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Altadena.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a
cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million
people in six counties. The district imports water from
the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies,
and helps its members to develop increased water conservation,
recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.
Release Date: 02/04/2013
Contact Information: Molly Hooven (EPA), [email protected], 202-564-2313, 202-564-4355, Shantae Goodloe (HUD), 202-708-0685;
En español: Lina Younes (EPA), [email protected]
WASHINGTON – Several federal agencies today unveiled Advancing Healthy Housing – A Strategy for Action. White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman discussed the new plan during an event at the National Building Museum this morning.
The initiative represents a bold new vision for addressing the nation’s health and economic burdens caused by preventable hazards associated with the home. The Strategy for Action encourages federal agencies to take preemptive actions that will help reduce the number of American homes with health and safety hazards.
People in the United States spend about 70% of their time in a home. Currently, millions of U.S. homes have moderate to severe physical housing problems, including dilapidated structure; roofing problems; heating, plumbing, and electrical deficiencies; water leaks and intrusion; pests; damaged paint; and high radon gas levels. These conditions are associated with a wide range of health issues, including unintentional injuries, respiratory illnesses like asthma and radon-induced lung cancer, lead poisoning, result in lost school days for children, as well as lost productivity in the labor force. The health and economic burdens from preventable hazards associated with the home are considerable, and cost billions of dollars.
The Strategy for Action unifies, for the first time, federal action to advance healthy housing, demonstrating the connection between housing conditions and residents’ health. It also promotes strategies and methods intended to reduce in-home health hazards in a cost-effective manner.
“It is clear that unhealthy and unsafe housing has an impact on the health of millions of people in the United States, which is why we must do everything we can to ensure that individuals and families have a healthy place to call home,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Today’s announcement will help the federal government unify action to controlling and preventing major housing-related exposures and hazards.”
“Thanks to unprecedented collaboration across the federal family and among our many partners, we now have a specific plan for action to address radon and other preventable hazards found in homes across the country. This is important progress, especially when you consider that people spend an estimated 70 percent of their time inside a home,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “At EPA we’re committed to ensuring Americans in all communities have healthy places to live, work and play, and the strategy we announced today is a critical step toward reaching that goal.”
“Healthy homes and communities are essential to our quality of life, our productivity, and our economic vitality,” said Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. “Through this plan, Federal agencies have committed to working together to make sure all Americans can count on safe, healthy places to live, grow, and thrive.”
Dr. Mary Jean Brown, Chief of CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch added, “Healthy homes lead to healthier lives. People can take simple steps to protect themselves from health hazards in the home.”
“Energy efficiency and healthy homes are inextricably linked,” explained U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman. “We cannot, in good conscience, pursue one in the absence of the other. DOE is committed to ensuring that our efforts towards creating an efficient national housing stock also strive to maximize the health and safety of the families we serve.”
The overall vision for the Strategy is to reduce the number of American homes with residential health and safety hazards, achieved through five goals:
For more on the Strategy for Action, visit the interagency Healthy Homes website: http://healthyhomes.hud.gov
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 08, 2013
Like a growing number of taxpayers, 02 Hurricane CEO and Founder John Scherer wants action, not talk from Government. And his American based business is offering an opportunity to do just that.
“Those of us who live and do business on Main Street USA have to follow some basic rules,” he says. “You can’t spend more money than you take in. One way is to stop wasting money when cheaper solutions are available.”
Scherer is backing up what he says with his revolutionary new cleaning/dusting system called the 02 Hurricane. It’s designed to replace the so-called canned air products being used all across government.
The 02 Hurricane is receiving rave reviews for its innovative and green way to replace a very dangerous product being used in businesses and homes everywhere.
“Canned air is anything but air,” says Scherer. “It’s a dangerous mix of explosive and even deadly gasses and liquids. Worst of all, it’s wastes our money. One can costs several dollars, lasts just a few minutes and when it’s empty, that’s it, it’s done.”
The EPA classifies used canned air as hazardous waste. Proper disposal cost taxpayers even more money and exposes workers to dangerous residue in those cans.
The 02 Hurricane saves taxpayers money and the environment in two ways. Unlike canned air, it uses just the air we breathe, drawing it in from the outside and blasting it out a hurricane-force power. The 02 Hurricane is also rechargeable. You don’t throw it away, It can be used over and over. There is no waste.
“Just one 02 Hurricane is equal to a thousand units of canned air,” Scherer says. “The math is easy. It saves taxpayers money and does it immediately.”
Scherer is also quick to point out that the 02 Hurricane is assembled in the USA at a plant in Tucson, AZ. Going green, saving green and creating American jobs. “Win-Win-Win,” he says.
Scherer knows that switching from canned air to the 02 Hurricane won’t solve the deficit by itself but as a businessman and successful entrepreneur he knows eliminating wasteful spending is a good place to start.
The company is beginning to hear from state and government agencies ranging from the United States Postal Service to the State of Alaska. They’re mandated to eliminate dangerous canned air to protect workers and the environment. They also need to save money.
“It’s why they’re dumping canned air for the 02 Hurricane,” says Scherer. “We offer a clean, green and sustainable solution that saves money. They win, more importantly, taxpayers win.”
To learn how to go green and save taxpayer green at the same time, visit: http://www.CanlessAir.com.
Conversation Starters Public Relations
Release Date: 08/16/2012
Contact Information: David Bryan, 913-551-7433, [email protected]
NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY
(Kansas City, Kan., Aug. 16, 2012) – EPA Region 7 and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host two public availability and informational sessions about Muscatine, Iowa’s, outdoor air, indoor air quality, monitoring and public participation opportunities on Aug. 28 at the Environmental Learning Center in the city’s Discovery Park.
The events are free and open to the public. Subject matter experts will be available to answer questions on all air quality issues including specific air pollution types, monitoring and community resources. Materials and information will be available in English and Spanish.
WHO: EPA Region 7, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
WHAT: Public Availability and Information Sessions on Muscatine Air Quality
WHERE: Environmental Learning Center, Discovery Park, 3300 Cedar St., Muscatine, Iowa 52761
WHEN: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
The same information will be presented at both meetings so the public can choose the session most convenient to attend.
Release Date: 06/05/2012
Contact Information: Michael Ardito; [email protected]; 415-972-3081
WHO: Barbara Spark, U.S. EPA Pacific Southwest Region’s Indoor Air Program
Dr. Richard Shaughnessy, University of Tulsa
Deanna Rossi, MPH, Associate Director of California Breathing Asthma Program with the Calif. Dept. of Public Health
IN COLLABORATION WITH: Central Valley Children’s Services Network and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
WHAT: Three consecutive free training workshops on “Indoor Air Quality and Asthma Triggers”; for more information: http://tinyurl.com/d7ghuut
WHEN: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 1:30 – 1:45 p.m. for instructor availability to press
WHERE: Central Valley Children’s Services Network at 1911 North Helm Avenue, Fresno, Calif. 93727
Press Access: Please email in advance to [email protected] . (The entire event is from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.) During the session following the 1:30 p.m. instructor availability for the press, Dr. Shaughnessy will talk about the impact of ambient pollution on indoor exposures. He will also discuss reactions between ozone and indoor pollutants.
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Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today (31 May 2012) announced that the Government has decided, that the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) is to be wound up. It is envisaged that the Authority would remain in place for a transitional period of a maximum of 18 months, under a new Board (see Appendix) chaired by the Dublin City Manager, Mr. John Tierney. This transitional period will allow the Authority to progress elements of ongoing work and to make the necessary preparations for the migration to new arrangements to be decided by the Government. To safeguard the future of the area, the branding of the Dublin Docklands will continue along with the planning, managing and marketing of the area in order to maximise its development potential. A focus on the continuation of the regeneration programme and attracting investment and job creation will be key priorities for the new Board.
The Government’s decision has been made following consideration of a special report on the DDDA prepared by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), together with the DDDA’s Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2011, both of which were also published today. “I welcome the preparation of the Special Report by the C&AG. It was the relentless pressure on my part since 2008, when I was in Opposition, that resulted in the previous Government finally agreeing to extend the C&AG’s audit remit to encompass the DDDA”, the Minister said.
“The report published today includes some damning findings, particularly in relation to the Authority’s assessment and decision making processes surrounding its decision in 2006 to become involved in the purchase of the former Irish Glass Bottle site. The failure of the Authority to obtain its own independent valuation of the site prior to deciding on the bid to be made is particularly serious, as is the fact that ultimately some €52m of the Authority’s resources have been lost arising from its involvement in the project”. The Minister also highlighted that the findings of this report follow on from previous corporate governance reports published in 2010 which found serious weaknesses across aspects of the Authority’s planning functions, and an absence of value for money considerations in the Authority’s work, issues which the current Board has been working hard to address in the intervening 2 years.
Making today’s announcement, the Minister commented; “The Government remains fully committed to the continued regeneration of Dublin Docklands. It is an ambitious and visionary project which, as Minister, I intend to continue to support actively. Taking account of the reports which have been published today, a standalone DDDA is no longer considered to be a viable vehicle, financially or otherwise, for this purpose in the medium to longer term. Therefore, in the short term (a maximum of 18 months), the Authority will continue to operate relatively unchanged, focusing on managing some important ongoing business that needs to be progressed to completion; in parallel with that, the Government will finalise the appropriate arrangements for ensuring a continued, concerted focus on the Docklands regeneration initiative”. Key objectives for the future, the Minister indicated, would centre on –
• maintaining and enhancing the Docklands brand and international marketability as an attractive and prime location for investment and high-value development;
• providing for an appropriate set of “fast-track” planning procedures,
• continuing to involve the local community and the business sector in the regeneration project, and,
• Facilitating job creation.
The DDDA’s 2011 Report highlights an operating surplus before impairment of just over €2 million, with a net surplus of €1.1 million: this represents a slightly improved financial position on 2010, when a deficit of €1.98 million was recorded. However, the Authority’s financial position will remain highly challenging in the short to medium term. This is clear from the Special Report which the C&AG decided to prepare as part of the assumption of responsibility for auditing the DDDA’s accounts.
Apart from drawing particular attention to the challenging financial position of the Authority, the Special Report also refers to previously identified historical issues in relation to the administration of the Authority’s planning function and examines the DDDA’s decision-making processes surrounding its involvement in the Becbay Joint Venture to purchase the former Irish Glass Bottle site in 2006. The Minister is asking the new Chair and Board to consider these findings and the significant reforms already made by the outgoing Board, and to identify if any additional actions are needed to further strengthen the Authority’s procedures.
In further comment, the Minister also highlighted some of the positive conclusions from the C&AG’s analysis. “It’s important to recognise that the Report also acknowledges the many reforms that have been introduced following the internal governance reviews carried out by the DDDA and notes that the Authority’s current practices are robust and represent good practice. This is in large part attributable to the corporate governance expertise of the outgoing Chair, Professor Niamh Brennan, who is to be highly commended for the very significant contribution which she has made over the past three years. I want to thank Professor Brennan and the other members of the outgoing Executive Board for their tireless work in steering the Authority through its most challenging times.”
The decision to wind up the DDDA builds on previous announcements by the Minister to rationalise the number of State agencies under his remit, which have now been reduced by almost half from 21 in 2011 to just 11.
Copies of the DDDA’s 2011 Annual Report and Financial Statements and the C&AG’s Special Report can be accessed and downloaded on their respective websites:
www.ddda.ie and www.audgen.gov.ie .
Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government
Dublin Docklands Development Authority Executive Board
John Tierney, Dublin City Manager (Chair)
Lucy McCaffrey, Chairperson, Dublin Port Company
Dr. Philip Matthews, President, National College of Ireland
Michael Stubbs, former Assistant City Manager, Dublin City Council
Charlie Murphy, Community Liaison Officer, Dublin Port Company
Gerry Grimes, Financial Strategist
Imelda Reynolds, Chair and Partner, Beauchamps Solicitors
Frank Walsh, Partner, Grant Thornton
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