Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) Q12010 Interim Report

first_imgCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu)  2010 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgNPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileNPF Microfinance Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for both serving and retired Officers and men and women employed by the Nigeria Police Force as well as the general banking public. The company is the leading microfinance institution in Nigeria and also offers loans, advances, money market products and financial advisory services to the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company has developed specialised products which includes Police After Service Account, Police Focal Account and IGP Premium Bond. Established in 1993, NPF Microfinance Bank Plc was granted its full license to operate as a Community Bank in 2002. It converted from its Community Bank status to a Microfinance Bank following a directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Its head office is in Obalende, Nigeria and its branch network extends to all the Police commands in the country. NPF Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Throwback Thursday – When Sebastien Chabal took on the All Blacks

first_imgThursday Jan 28, 2016 Throwback Thursday – When Sebastien Chabal took on the All Blacks Sebastien Chabal takes on the All Blacks#ThrowbackThursday The time Sebastien Chabal was baying for blood against the All Blacks, and got it!Long live the Caveman. #tbtPosted by Rugbydump.com on Thursday, January 28, 2016A quick look back to 2007 and Sebastien Chabal making an impact against the All Blacks, who he couldn’t wait to get stuck into. During the Haka he made it clear that he was baying for blood, and after putting in a huge tackle on Chris Masoe in the first Test, he then took out Ali Williams.Jerry Collins was able to get a good shot in on Chabal too, but it was the Caveman who was the most talked about, despite France being thumped 42-11 the first week, and 61-10 the second.This a few months before the famous Rugby World Cup Quarter Final in Cardiff though, where Chabal and France had the last laugh that year.See more of Chabal in action in the Related Posts belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Treehouse Solling / baumraum

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/495384/treehouse-solling-baumraum Clipboard 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/495384/treehouse-solling-baumraum Clipboard Save this picture!© Markus Bollen+ 17 Share Architects: baumraum Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2010 CopyAbout this officebaumraumOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUslarHousesGermanyPublished on April 10, 2014Cite: “Treehouse Solling / baumraum” 10 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?德国树屋 / baumraum是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ArchDaily Houses Year:  CopyHouses•Uslar, Germany Germany photographs:  Markus BollenPhotographs:  Markus BollenSave this picture!© Markus Bollen The site of this treehouse near the town of Uslar in Lower Saxony is located beside an old forester’s house in a small side valley. Save this picture!© Markus BollenAccess to the property is provided by a forest road running along a small brook with a few ponds. The house was restored with great effort and dedication and its surroundings were carefully landscaped. Save this picture!Elevation 1Natural stone walls, newly planted indigenous trees, and two large artificial pond habitats have turned the place into a nature lover’s delight and a haven for flora and fauna alike. Thus the site is in many ways the perfect location for a treehouse. The clients wanted a treehouse that would provide joy to their young son and to all friends of the family for many years to come. Save this picture!© Markus BollenA handsome stand of hemlock spruce by the lower of the two ponds was chosen as the site of the treehouse, and soon the decision was made to set a two-storey treehouse tower into the pond itself and connect it with the hemlock spruces by means of a long terrace. Save this picture!© Markus BollenThe stairs, which form the access to the treehouse terrace, are located at the water’s edge. Two of the trees pierce the terrace to welcome visitors to the treehouse. From this vantage point, the narrow deck of larch wood seems to float above the water of the pond until it reaches the rounded treehouse tower. Here the visitor can choose to enter the room on the lower level or to take another exterior stairway to reach the upper sleeping area. Save this picture!Elevation 2Both levels are equipped with plenty of loungers and benches as well as storage space and electrical connections. During the day, the treehouse serves as a vantage point for observing the creatures in the water and the adjoining meadows. Fish, frogs and even deer can be sighted from here. At night, the upper room is a comfortable place to sleep and dream and, when the skies are clear, to gaze at the stars through the domed skylight.Project gallerySee allShow lessInside Johannesburg’s Infamous Ponte City TowerVideosMVRDV Exhibits Furniture Series “Vertical Village” at Milan Design WeekArchitecture News Share Treehouse Solling / baumraum “COPY” Projects Year:  Area:  37 m² Area:  37 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Treehouse Solling / baumraumSave this projectSaveTreehouse Solling / baumraumlast_img read more

LANDHAUS / Thomas Kröger Architekt

first_imgCopyHouses, Refurbishment•Berlin, Germany CopyAbout this officeThomas Kröger ArchitektOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentIcebergHousesWoodBerlinRefurbishmentGermanyPublished on July 01, 2020Cite: “LANDHAUS / Thomas Kröger Architekt” 01 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?蓝德豪斯乡村别墅,从传统谷仓到开放式住宅 / Thomas Kröger Architekt是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses ArchDaily Germany “COPY” Architects: Thomas Kröger Architekt Area Area of this architecture project 2014 Year:  Projects Save this picture!© Thomas Heimann+ 22Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” LANDHAUS / Thomas Kröger ArchitektSave this projectSaveLANDHAUS / Thomas Kröger Architekt Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/612605/landhaus-thomas-kroger-architekt Clipboard Photographs:  Thomas HeimannSave this picture!© Thomas HeimannRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. In a small village in the Uckermark, north of Berlin, a large barn has been converted into a country house with an additional independent apartment.Save this picture!© Thomas HeimannThe barn was built 140 years ago in a mixed construction of brick masonry and timber. In its time, an ultramodern functional building. After the barn was sold and divided the system was structurally converted for two settler families, and cattle, into semi-detached homes. One half has now been redesigned by architect Thomas Kröger for a young family, using the pre-existing language of the house and adapting it by its own means and rules in reinventing itself.Save this picture!© Thomas HeimannThis former cowshed along with the barn is an extremely stable building with thick stone walls, small windows upstairs, and a large wooden gate below. The inherent beauty of the crude truss and the spaciousness of the room were once again experienced only by the coring.Save this picture!© Thomas HeimannThe centre of the house is a double-height living room with fireplace. Three major new arched openings that can be closed by large wooden gates, open to expose the orchard, and green expanses beyond.Save this picture!Section AAThe house is designed so that the great hall is unheated and is surrounded by an enclosed and heated body of rooms. So for cold seasons only the smaller and more sociable areas of the house can be used, like birds’ nests.Save this picture!© Thomas HeimannRight next to the hall and slightly elevated is the living room and a free-standing kitchen. The dining area is topped by a wooden pyramid. Upstairs, above and surrounding the hall are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two studies, and a loggia is enclosed.Save this picture!Floor PlanAt the gable end the holiday apartment for guests is located. The apartment is accessed separately whilst additionally having a connection to the central hall. On the ground floor the living and dining area is located and on the first floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom.Save this picture!© Thomas HeimannA transformation also took place around the envelope of the building. The difference to the structure on the street side is barely readable. With the new openings down to the private garden, the representative gesture brings only the desired level of integration between indoor and outdoor space with them.Save this picture!Section FFThe entire building was upgraded and a considered approach to energy was made in this careful restoration. The walls of the heated rooms are insulated on the inside with a wall heating and clay plaster. All rooms keep the same surface qualities, whether heated or unheated.Save this picture!© Thomas HeimannOriginally published on June 25th, 2015.Project gallerySee allShow lessAnastasia Elrouss Designs a Vertical Eco-Village in Beirut, a New Way to Inhabit the…Architecture NewsNACTO Releases Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery in the Fight Against the C…Architecture News Share LANDHAUS / Thomas Kröger Architekt Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/612605/landhaus-thomas-kroger-architekt Clipboardlast_img read more

Flint crisis drags on

first_imgThe struggle for justice continues in Flint.The crisis of lead contamination, caused by a failure to add anti-corrosive chemicals to water drawn from the Flint River, did not end when Flint returned to its previous source, Detroit Water and Sewerage.While Detroit water comes properly treated, Flint’s estimated 15,000 aging lead service lines are still leaching lead into the water. One reason is that the pipes were damaged during 18 months of exposure to untreated river water. Another is that residents are still limiting their use of the toxic water, which prevents phosphates from coating the lead pipes.The filters provided for some residents are ineffective in homes where the water has more than 150 parts per billion of lead. Many residents are without filters at all. Thus, untold numbers of people, including children, still do not have safe drinking water.Moreover, lead is not the only contaminant in the water. Showering and bathing still cause skin rashes, hair loss and breathing trouble, with disinfectant byproducts a possible factor.The people of Flint are weary of endless trips to procure bottled water, which is getting harder to come by as the state cuts back. The amount of waste is staggering, yet the fire stations, which have served as both water distribution and recycling centers, have stopped accepting empty bottles.The struggle has turned ordinary residents into celebrities, the latest being Amaryana “Mari” Copeny, whose appeal brought President Barack Obama to Flint. “Little Miss Flint” is recognized in public and often complimented. Yet 8-year-old Mari has been the subject of racist attacks over misspelled words and how she speaks.By holding a meeting in Flint the president did more than Gov. Rick Snyder, who lives just 45 minutes away in Ann Arbor but has yet to meet with residents. Obama lost all credibility with Flint residents, however, when he drank city water to support the government’s position that the water was safe to drink. Snyder infuriated residents when he pulled the same publicity stunt and then left the country, avoiding Flint water for 10 days.The president made a point of telling Flint that help is on the way, but the federal government is only sending an $80 million revolving loan fund — for all of Michigan.The latest outrage is the announcement that Flint water bills, already among the highest in the country, are expected to double over the next five years. The point of disconnecting from Detroit was supposedly to save money.Residents sue for pipe replacementOn May 13, attorneys presented initial arguments in a lawsuit charging state and city officials with violating the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Melissa Mays, founder of “Water You Fighting For,” filed the suit along with Flint-based Pastors for Social Action, the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Plaintiffs are seeking injunctive relief in the form of a court order to replace all of Flint’s lead service lines.State attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that the state is complying with a remedial order from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. NRDC attorney Dimple Chaudhary pointed out that the state is trying to get out from under that very order. “Pipes continue to leach lead. Lead is not minimized. There is continued harm to residents of Flint,” Chaudhary told the judge.More than 100 people attended the Detroit hearing. Activists in solidarity with Flint packed the chambers, with latecomers straining to hear the proceedings outside the doorway. The plaintiffs are waiting on federal Judge David Lawson to decide if the case, one of many lawsuits by Flint residents seeking justice, will go forward.What is needed?Lead has been known to be toxic for ages, but was used in paint, gasoline, piping and other products with no regard to worker or community safety. Lead at any level is poisonous, especially to young children, who suffer developmentally. Water is only one route of entry into the body. Untold numbers of children — particularly children of color — were harmed by contact with lead-based paint until its use was banned.Many communities across the country have aging lead pipes that need to be replaced. High levels of lead in water have been reported in large cities, small towns and on Native reservations. On March 17, USA Today reported that “hundreds of schools across the nation” have water lead levels in “excessive amounts.” Earlier, the same paper reported that 2,000 water systems across the country had elevated lead content. Lead above cautionary levels has been found in school drinking fountains in Detroit and even in the well-off suburb of Grosse Pointe in Michigan.Fixing the problem would be a massive undertaking. It would cost billions upon billions of dollars and require a massive endeavor of human labor. But what is more important?Many of the cities where excessive lead has been reported in the water also have high rates of poverty and unemployment. Flint, the poorest city in Michigan, has an official poverty rate of more than 40 percent. Detroit’s rate is only a percentage point behind Flint’s. Why not put residents to work fixing pipes?It is time for a massive public works program similar to the Works Project Administration of the 1930s. The state and federal governments, the banks and corporations like General Motors who created the environmental and economic havoc, should be made to pay for what the plaintiffs are suing for: Fix the pipes now!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

President to Sign USMCA Wednesday; Canada Moving Forward Today

first_img By NAFB News Service – Jan 26, 2020 White House and administration officials have confirmed that the president will sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement on Wednesday, leaving Canada as the lone nation that still needs to pass the agreement.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country’s government will introduce a motion to approve the USMCA when Parliament resumes today.Canadian Cattlemen Association’s Director of Government and International Relations John Masswohl says he expects quick passage.“That’s something that certainly at CCA we have been expressing our support and we have been meeting with members of Parliament and the Ministers and expressing our hope that a bill will be introduced, if not the first day maybe the second day in the Parliament, and that they will find all the procedural mechanisms that they can to move this thing as quickly as possible and pass it.”He says the chances of USMCA passage are good because both parties back the agreement.“When the governing party, which is the liberals, and the official opposition, which is the conservatives, and they’re both supportive of it, I see things being able to move pretty quickly. I think that’s the case this time around. We just have to continue to explain to them how important this is to the Canadian economy, and we will be doing that, and I know some of my colleagues in some of the other sectors will as well.”Masswohl says once Canada ratifies the pact, then it’ll be this spring when it’s finally completed by all three nations.“I don’t think there’s any hope that we’re going to pass it before the end of January. So the question is if we can get it passed and done by the end of February, then the agreement will come into effect on May first. We go past the end of February and into March, and we’re not done by the end of March, then it’s June first. So, I think that’s the question; Is it May first or is it June first?”Mexico approved the agreement in June of last year. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News President to Sign USMCA Wednesday; Canada Moving Forward Today Facebook Twitter SHARE President to Sign USMCA Wednesday; Canada Moving Forward Today Previous articleBacon Bringing Farmers and Legislators Together at StatehouseNext articleIt Might be Time to Check Your Corn-Soybean Planting Strategy on the HAT Monday Morning Edition NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Lawyer who defends detained journalists is herself arrested

first_img News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists to go further After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists RSF_en Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of free speech defender Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer who has represented many imprisoned journalists. She was arrested on 5 September on charges of anti-government propaganda and conspiring against the regime after responding to a summons from a revolutionary court prosecutor’s office located inside Tehran’s Evin prison.“Nasrin Sotoudeh has for the past year been the spokesperson of the victims of injustice, of those the regime is trying to silence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Detained journalists and other political prisoners are denied their most basic rights. Lawyers cannot visit their detained clients or see their case files. Now the repression is being stepped up a notch. By arresting lawyers, the regime is trying to gag the last dissenting voices. Lawyers’ organisations throughout the world must demand this courageous lawyer’s immediate release.”The prominent political prisoners defended by Sotoudeh include journalists Issa Saharkhiz and Mohammad Sadegh Kaboudvand, who are both seriously ill (http://en.rsf.org/iran-health-of-prisoners-of-conscience-16-07-2010,37962.html). Despite being interrogated and threatened on several occasions, she has never stopped denouncing the arbitrary and illegal arrests that have been taking place since June 2009’s disputed presidential election.When Sotoudeh’s office was searched and closed on 28 August, she said: “Their aim is to rid the country of its human rights defenders.” center_img News Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more News March 18, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more September 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lawyer who defends detained journalists is herself arrestedlast_img read more

Denmark

first_img– The organisation Digital Rights June 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Denmark June 2, 2021 Find out more November 23, 2020 Find out more RSF_en In October 2001, soon after the 11 September attacks, the government moved to fight terrorism with a legislative package that rewrote laws about justice, internal affairs, the economy and taxes.It asked the justice ministry to take steps to legalise retention of phone, e-mail and Internet connection data and to see that police had faster and easier access to such personal information. The 31 May 2002 anti-terrorist law extended the minimum time for data retention to a year and allowed police and intelligence agents to look at such material with court permission where serious crimes were involved and to install on ISP servers software similar to the US Carnivore system to record key-strokes and intercept e-mail.The Danish presidency of the European Union (EU) tried to impose this approach on other member-states when it made a proposal on 24 June 2002 called “information technology related measures concerning the investigation and prosecution of organised crime.” It said all member-states would soon have to take steps to oblige phone companies and ISPs to retain all their traffic records “so security services can readily consult it in the course of their investigations.”In September 2002, the government tempered its restrictive measures by setting up a commission to safeguard citizens’ computer rights which was due to make proposals in June 2003. DenmarkEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out more DenmarkEurope – Central Asia News LINKS: Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News News to go further Organisation News Receive email alerts RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive – The data protection agency Datatilsynet Follow the news on Denmark Ten RSF recommendations for the European Unionlast_img read more

EU package for Shannon Estuary

first_imgFacebook An ambitious new EU energy package launched by the European Commission today (Wednesday) could see Shannon Estuary serve as an energy hub for Europe and save Irish householders money, according to Seán Kelly MEP.The Ireland South MEP welcomed the announcement of the Energy Union today by the European Commission and called on Member States to work to harmonise their national energy strategies for the benefit of the entire EU.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Increased EU energy cooperation will see us improve the security of our energy supply, increase our competitiveness, and move towards a low carbon system. An integrated energy market brings more competition and ultimately more affordable energy prices for European consumers”, said MEP Kelly following the highly anticipated announcement from the European Commission today.“It is clear that we are far too dependent on unreliable external sources for our energy supply, particularly Russia. There is an urgent need to diversify our energy resources to ensure the European consumer is not adversely affected by geopolitical crises such as the one we have seen in Ukraine.“Increased efforts to build additional LNG terminals, such as the planned Shannon LNG facility in Ballylongford, would mean more gas supply options and less political risks.  Ireland is ideally placed as an entry point for global gas shipments, which could see the Shannon Estuary serve as an energy hub for Europe.“At the same time, increasing the share of renewables in our energy mix – both for power production and for renewable heating and cooling – will see more of our energy produced indigenously and bring significant added benefits to our environment.”“Work must be done to improve our energy infrastructure, including the installation of more gas and electricity interconnectors, and investment must be made in research activities to explore the feasibility of all possible indigenous energy sources that could contribute to our energy goals.“I call on Member States to commit fully to establishing the Energy Union and work to remove any barriers to inter-country energy flows across the EU. This will bring us closer to a secure, interdependent and functioning energy union,” he concluded. Advertisement WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsEU package for Shannon EstuaryBy Bernie English – February 25, 2015 910 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSEUfeaturedlimerickSean Kellyshannon estuary Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Printcenter_img Linkedin Twitter Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleLast chance for long-nosed PinocchioNext articleIrish Rail to work on ‘lethal ramp’ in County Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more