Gasum to open Lieto LNG station

first_imgOver the lifecycle of the fuel, liquefied natural gas can help to cut greenhouse gas emissions by around 20 per cent compared to diesel and filling up with renewable biogas can achieve emissions reductions of up to 85 per cent. Since biogas can utilize the same infrastructure as natural gas, the switch to biogas is both easy and cost effective. The Nordic energy company Gasum will expand its LNG filling station network with a new facility in Lieto. “The heavy-duty transport filling station being built in Lieto is part of our network of filling stations in the Nordic countries and adds to it in Finland while strengthening the possibilities for heavy-duty transport to fill up in Southwestern Finland,” Markus Kaarlela, development manager, traffic, Gasum, said. Demand for alternative fuels has grown at an incredible rate as companies pursue increasingly more environment-friendlier transport kilometers. The new gas filling station in Lieto together with the existing filling station in Turku will serve logistics customers and companies in Southwest Finland. Image courtesy of Gasum For logistics company Kuljetus Harri Mikkola, which operates out of Oripää and Kaarina, the new filling station has allowed the company to place an order for its first LNG-fueled vehicle. Kuljetus Harri Mikkola operates contract runs for Lidl Finland and alternative fuels are a significant way for the company to reduce emissions. The station, located in the Avanti business and industrial area of Lieto, will provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) for the needs of long-haul transport. The station will open in the summer of 2020, Gasum said in its statement. last_img read more

New Yorkers participate in African restaurant week

first_imgAfrica Travel Week Related African Union Celebrates Africa Day A celebration of cuisine and culture from the world’s most diverse continent is heating up in New York City. African Restaurant Week features chefs from across the city who are giving Americans a discount on dishes featuring the flavors of their homeland. CCTV’s Patrice Howard reports Chinese Premier Kicks Off Week-Long African Tourlast_img

Aquaponics: new ways to help reduce the OECS Food Import Bill

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyleNewsRegional Aquaponics: new ways to help reduce the OECS Food Import Bill by: – August 13, 2018 Share Minister Dean Jonas and distinguished colleagues inspect crop production using aquaponics(Press Release) — Tackling the region’s high food import bill and improving food security is increasingly being explored through aquaponics or the production of food that combines aquaculture (farming fish) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.This potential was highlighted by the recent visit to the Choiseul aquaponics facility and mobile desalination plant in Laborie in Saint Lucia by both the Hon. Dean Jonas, Minister of Agriculture of Antigua and Barbuda and Mr. Jedidiah Maxime, Director of the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries, and Barbuda Affairs.Minister Jonas said that while the OECS faced an unacceptably high food import bill, the region also faced an unprecedented opportunity to lead the way in aquaponics which needs 90% less land and water than agriculture but has the potential to generate 3 to 4 times more food than the latter.“While traditional farming will always remain the backbone of the OECS agricultural industry and is envisaged to expand with the support of enterprises such as the agri-shipping initiative, we must also expand investment in complementary food production techniques such as aquaponics and hydroponics where sometimes limited agriculture land tenure and space demand creative new ways of food production” said Minister Jonas.“An aquaponics industry can facilitate the rearing of fish for high value protein concurrently with green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, radishes, onions, herbs and other produce which as an import substitution measure can help reduce dependence on these foreign imports.“I commend the Choiseul facility for helping pioneer the important role aquaponics can not only play in driving economic activity but also in ensuring food security through the production of more eco-friendly, nutritious and high-value produce for local communities” said Minister Jonas.OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules said the Choiseul aquaponics facility was a model for the rest of the OECS to replicate for the highly efficient use of existing space for more economical food production.“Crops may be produced according to the interests of growers and local demand and notably production is generally more environmentally sustainable than traditional farming” said Dr. Jules.“Depending on market trends, crop production can be rapidly accelerated according to local, tourism and export demand.“There is also an opportunity for small holders and young people seeking a career in complementary agricultural technologies to enter aquaponics, both as a commercial venture and as way to produce food for local consumption.“However, public-private investments in the right frameworks of support and infrastructure will be required beyond present capacity and to this end we will also be seeking to engage our development partners further as part of an existing coalition of support to the OECS’s agriculture industry” said Dr. Jules. 157 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Pep Guardiola takes swipe at Arsenal over ‘respect’

first_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValuePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? City only have two Premier League games to play before the visit of Zinedine Zidane’s men. They were well below their best against Arsenal but Guardiola pledged to learn from that performance and is confident his team will be ready for Real. “Part of the good work Arsenal have done, I give them a lot of credit for, what they did, how good they defended,” Guardiola told reporters on Monday. “We didn’t do it properly. We had enough chances to score goals and we didn’t do it. I just congratulate them, learn from this and prepare for Madrid. We move forward, it’s forgotten. “Now we are incredibly excited and incredibly optimistic about the game against Madrid, for the players we have. “We know if we play at a decent level, higher than we played against Arsenal, we’ll have our chance. If not, we’ll be out.” Next season will be Guardiola’s fifth at City, meaning he will have stayed at the club longer than his previous jobs at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Pep Guardiola has taken a swipe at Arsenal Read Also: Solskjaer takes blame for team selection in Chelsea defeat “I’ve never been five years in one club, to see if we will be able to maintain the levels that we have in the previous seasons,” he said. “In one world where everyone sacks everyone, for managers to keep doing the same job for a long time is so difficult. To be in a fifth season makes me so proud.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola took a swipe at Arsenal on Monday by admitting he does not respect them off the pitch. Guardiola’s side were knocked out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage by Arsenal on Saturday as the Gunners won 2-0 at Wembley. Guardiola was impressed by Arsenal’s play under his former assistant Mikel Arteta, but he made a distinction in his thoughts about the north London club when it comes to their approach away from the pitch. Guardiola’s anger with Arsenal is thought to come from the role they played in the group of eight Premier League clubs perceived to have turned on City during their successful appeal against a two-year Champions league ban. The group wrote to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), to try to ensure any attempt by City to delay their two-year ban while their appeal was ongoing was dismissed. City had their ban overturned by CAS earlier this month, but Guardiola told reporters: “The opponents always deserve my respect and credit, and Arsenal, they have it. “I have all the respect for what Arsenal are on the pitch – not much off the pitch, but on the pitch a lot. So I congratulate them and good luck against Chelsea in the final.” Meanwhile, Guardiola says he is “optimistic” as City prepare to resume their bid for Champions League glory against Real Madrid. City will host the Spanish champions in the second leg of their last 16 tie on August 7. Guardiola’s side hold a 2-1 lead from the first meeting in Madrid in February.center_img Loading… last_img read more

Man U to install 1,500 barrier seats to allow fans stand next season

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United have received approval to install 1,500 barriers at its Old Trafford stadium next season.The barrier will allow supporters to safely stand, the Premier League side said on Wednesday. The club submitted their proposal to Trafford Council last year and the seats, which come with a rail for fans to lean on, when they stand, would be installed in the north-east quadrant of the stadium.Standing at grounds of the top two tiers is banned, but clubs have looked to find a middle ground, with Wolverhampton Wanderers installing rail seats at their Molineux stadium last year.“United will now discuss installation options with potential suppliers, working within current UK government recommendations relating to construction site operating procedures and social distancing,” the club said in a statement.The club’s Managing Director, Richard Arnold, said the seats would improve spectator safety in areas where fans are prone to standing more often during games.Arnold said: “It also allows us to future-proof the stadium in the event of any changes to the current all-seater stadium policy. “If the trial is successful, we may consider further implementation of barrier seating in other parts of the stadium.”Manchester United Supporters’ Trust said they were delighted that the club was given the go-ahead after campaigning for several years to make it a reality.Reuters/NAN.Tags: barrier seatsManchester UnitedMolineux StadiumTrafford Councillast_img read more

Kompany remains a doubt for City

first_img The Belgium defender has missed five games since suffering a calf injury in the FA Cup fourth-round win at Stoke just over a month ago. It had been hoped the 26-year-old could return against Chelsea last weekend but the problem has lasted longer than expected and Kompany has also had trouble in his other calf. Mancini has not yet ruled him out for the trip to Villa Park but the cup quarter-final against Barnsley is now looking a more realistic comeback target. Mancini said: “Vinny is getting better in this moment.” The Italian added: “We hope we can recover him for the next game. We will try for Aston Villa for Monday but it is difficult because he did not train with the team, he trained with the physio. “We hope for the FA Cup. The calf is a difficult injury because you think you are okay and then you have a problem. The calf is a strange injury.” Former Villa midfielder Gareth Barry should be fit to face his old team after two games out with an ankle injury. Mancini said: “He has trained with the team the last two days and I think he will be ready.” Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany seems unlikely to return to action in Monday’s Barclays Premier League clash at Aston Villa.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Deulofeu ready for Barca – Martinez

first_img The 20-year-old was a roaring success in his season-long loan with the Barclays Premier League side, prompting new Barcelona coach Luis Enrique to recall him ahead of the new season. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque also noted the youngster’s progress with Everton, calling him into the squad for the international friendly with Bolivia at the end of May. Martinez believes Deulofeu would have got more playing opportunities had he stayed at Everton for one more year rather than returning to Barcelona, where he will be competing for a place in attack with Lionel Messi, Neymar, Pedro and Alexis Sanchez. However, the Spanish manager believes his former charge can succeed at the Nou Camp. “He is ready to play for Barcelona because he has special talent, certain qualities that make him stand out,” Martinez said in an interview with Spanish national daily sport newspaper Mundo Deportivo. “I was delighted when Del Bosque called him up for the friendly before the World Cup. They had followed him for the year he was at Everton and were able to see that he was performing to a very high level. “It would have been good for Gerard and for Everton if he had stayed for us for another year. He would have enjoyed a bigger role in the team than I think he will have at Barcelona because of the competition he will find there. “It would have been fantastic to have him at Everton for another year, and another year in the Premier League would have made him better prepared to make the jump up to Barcelona, but they didn’t want that, and I presume that’s because Luis Enrique, who knows him well, knows how good he is.” As well as Deulofeu, Martinez will be without another of his star performers last season, with striker Romelu Lukaku heading back to parent club Chelsea after scoring 15 goals while on loan with Everton. However, it is believed the Belgium international could follow Deulofeu in heading to Spain, with champions Atletico Madrid tipped to sign him as part of a deal that will see Diego Costa join Jose Mourinho’s side. “Romelu is a bit like Gerard, a great player but a youngster, he arrived in Liverpool without much tactical discipline, but he has improved a lot, without losing any of his physical or technical assets,” said Martinez. “If he ends up going to Atletico, knowing the work of (Atletico coach) Diego Simeone, it will be good for Simeone and for Atletico. I also think his characteristics will suit Simeone, and vice-versa.” Press Associationcenter_img Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes Gerard Deulofeu is ready for his return to the Barcelona first team, but admits he will miss having the exciting forward in his Toffees squad.last_img read more

Mark Hughes ponders timing of Stoke returns for Mame Diouf and Ryan Shawcross

first_img Press Association Diouf has been on compassionate leave following the death of his mother and sat out Monday’s 1-0 win at Swansea – a game also missed by forward Jonathan Walters (groin) and goalkeeper Shay Given (knee), both of whom look set to be back in the squad this weekend. Shawcross is in contention for his maiden first-team appearance of the season as his recovery from back surgery nears completion, although Hughes has suggested the defender is more likely to make his return next week. Stoke boss Mark Hughes will make late calls on whether striker Mame Diouf and captain Ryan Shawcross are ready to play in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with Watford.center_img Provisional squad: Butland, Given, Cameron, Wollscheid, Muniesa, Wilson, Pieters, Johnson, Bardsley, Whelan, Adam, Van Ginkel, Ireland, Sidwell, Arnautovic, Bojan, Shaqiri, Afellay, Walters, Crouch, Joselu, Odemwingie, Diouf. last_img read more

Cricket News Suranga Lakmal enters special club of Sri Lanka bowlers after hurting Australia in Brisbane

first_imgLakmal became the sixth Sri Lanka pacer to take five-wicket haul.Graeme Labrooy was the first Sri Lanka bowler to take five wickets.Sri Lanka have never won a Test in Australia. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Sri Lanka was facing an uphill task in the Pink Ball Test against Australia in Brisbane. Having lost Nuwan Pradeep before the tour, Dinesh Chandimal’s side suffered another blow with Lahiru Kumara suffering a hamstring injury which could curtail his participation in the tour. Lakmal had to carry the burden of the bowling on his own but put in an admirable show. After getting Joe Burns (15) and Nathan Lyon (1), Lakmal came back in sensational style to run through the Australian lower order. He trapped Travis Head LBW for 89 and was on a hat-trick when Tim Paine edged to Kusal Mendis for a duck. The right-armer rounded off the innings in style as he trapped debutant Kurtis Patterson LBW for 30 to finish with 5/75. In the previous Test against New Zealand in Christchurch, Lakmal had figures of 5/54 which was his career-best.Lakmal’s haul put him in a special club of Sri Lanka bowlers as he became the sixth bowler to achieve this feat in a Test in Australia. Before Lakmal, Rumesh Ratnayake, Chaminda Vaas, Upul Chandana, Rangana Herath and Graeme Labrooy were the other bowlers to have taken five-wickets in a Test Down Under. Labrooy was the first Sri Lankan to achieve this feat when he picked up 5/133 in the Brisbane Test in 1989 and it was immediately followed by Ratnayake, who took 6/66 in Hobart in the same year. Ratnayake’s haul remains the best by a Sri Lankan bowler in Tests in Australia. Vaas picked up 5/31 in the Darwin Test in 2004 while Herath snapped 5/95 in the Hobart Test in 2012. Chandana, the legspinner, is the only Sri Lankan bowler to have ever-taken a 10-wicket haul in a Test in Australia. He took 5/109 and 5/101 to finish with 10/210 in the Cairns Test of 2004. Sri Lanka has never won a Test in Australia and their wait could be prolonged as Australia dominated proceedings in Brisbane.Speaking in the press conference at the end of day, Lakmal rated this effort as his best. “I treasure the Australian five-wicket haul much more than anything else. I always wanted to take a five-wicket haul in Australia and it’s a dream come true. On wickets that help, I try to do my best and I am pretty pleased with my effort,” Lakmal said. highlightslast_img read more

St Lucians confident ahead of Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Boxing Championships

first_imgTHE St Lucian five-man contingent that arrived here in Guyana for the second edition of the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors boxing championships, which gets underway tonight at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, expressed confidence of doing well at the Caribbean championships.This much was disclosed by the St Lucia Boxing Association’s coach, Conrad Hunte, as well as the association’s president, David `Shakes’ Christopher.The three-day event which concludes on Sunday will see boxers from St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Suriname, Barbados and Guyana matching gloves each of the three nights and according to coach of the St Lucia contingent, the team spirit is very high and, he, being a Guyanese by birth and having been a local (Guyana) amateur champion some years ago, he knows what to expect from the Guyanese boxers and have trained his charges with the requisite technical and tactical aspects to counter the Guyanese.Meanwhile, Christopher, the Island’s association president said his team is well prepared and ready to do battle with not only the Guyanese, but all of the other countries that will be participating.The St Lucia team is made up of Nathan Ferrari who was declared Best Boxer at the inaugural event here in Guyana last year and was named St Lucia’s Best Boxer for the year, Kareem Boyce, Kimlyn Martie, and Jwevel Martie.Julie Bonnet who recently received an AIBA One Star Referee/Judge badge as well as Christopher will also be accompanying the team.During last month, St. Lucia defeated Grenada to win the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) invitational championships after which the Island sent a team to Guadeloupe for an international tournament and based on the results, Christopher said his team is well prepared and raring to go.Meanwhile, Jamaica Boxing Board has named Joshua Forrest Davidson (69Kg) and Daniel Hylton (60kg) with Robert Napier (coach) as their representatives.Hylton would be on his third trip to Guyana, having fought here in 2015 when he contested the first Caribbean Development tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and the following year (2016) he participated in the inaugural Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors tournament.Trinidad and Tobago will field and eight-member team and their association’s president, Cecil Forde is beaming with confidence.The team includes Abdul Taylor, Tyrique Hosien, Blessing Waldropt, Denzil Massy, Meshack Thomas, Nyrell Hosien, Juan Rodriguez and Edwin Felix.The event which is the brainchild of Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA) president Steve Ninvalle will this year see a rise in the number of countries participating in this the second edition of the tournament. Last year only three countries (Guyana, St Lucia and Suriname) participated.According to Ninvalle, all plans are well in place and fight fans can expect three entertaining nights of boxing.last_img