The Nordic energy company Gasum has further expanded its network of LNG filling stations with the opening of a new facility in Umeå, Sweden.The station is the first one in Umeå and serves both heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) and passenger cars. It is also an important part of Gasum’s plan to build a network of 50 gas filling stations for HDVs by the early 2020s in the Nordics, the company said in its statement.The new gas filling station is in an area with heavy traffic where fuel consumption is high and the need for clean fuel solutions is rising rapidly.HDVs can fill up on liquefied biogas (LBG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG), while compressed natural gas (CNG) and biogas (CBG) are suitable for passenger cars, delivery vehicles, waste management vehicles and buses, the company said.The increasing amount of new stations is a key factor in reducing emissions, particularly in the long-haul road transport segment. Heavy-duty transport currently accounts for up to 30 percent of Europe’s CO2 emissions from road transport.According to the new emission standards passed by the EU in 2019, greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are to be reduced by 30 percent by 2030. The national target in Sweden is to reduce road transport emissions by 70 percent by 2030, as compared to 2010 levels.
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent And The Grenadines – Cricket West Indies (CWI), under the current leadership of president Ricky Skerritt and vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow, reiterates its campaign commitment to strengthen ties with CARICOM, following a courtesy call on Thursday morning with St Vincent and The Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr Hon. Ralph Gonsalves.Accompanying CWI president Skerritt and vice- president Shallow at the meeting was former West Indies wicketkeeper and recently appointed CWI Independent Director, Ambassador Michael Findlay.The more than three-hour meeting, conducted in a serious but very cordial atmosphere, addressed not just the urgent need to strengthen schools cricket, but also concerns and plans for governance reform, a financial review, modernisation of the team selection system and the need to introduce a fitness culture at the youth level.“West Indies cricket success and growth are crucial to our regional psychological well-being. A regional good cannot be operated like a private club,” said Prime Minister Gonsalves who is also CARICOM’s cricket sub-committee chairman.President Skerritt assured the Honourable Prime Minister that after just four months of the new administration, hard work was well underway on all fronts to strengthen stakeholder relations, and to bring improvement and success both off and on the field.Skerritt also thanked and commended Prime Minister Gonsalves for St Vincent having done such a good job of hosting the just concluded Rising Stars Under-19 tournament and trial matches.Dr Gonsalves, one of the better known cricket-loving Prime Ministers of the region, reflected on his own pleasant memories of the glory days of West Indies cricket, and said he is hopeful for some of the talent he is seeing now.He urged the visiting CWI trio to do whatever is necessary to mould that talent and improve the on-field results, as the “Caribbean people are hungry for a return to the victory days”. The Prime Minister pledged the full support of his Government and committed to help rebuild the CARICOM and CWI relations going forward.
A former inter-county manager who was part of a committee that devised the much maligned ‘black card’ has launched an astonishing attack on Jim McGuinness. Eugene McGee, guided Offaly to an All-Ireland title in 1982 – but he hit back at McGuinness after his column in The Irish Times.McGuinness wrote, “Eugene McGee, one of its architects, thinks it has cleaned up the game. In my opinion it has ruined the game.” However, McGee hit back this evening, and said McGuinness thinks he is the high priest of football because he won one All-Ireland title – and mocked him for not winning more.McGee said, “Jim McGuinness thinks because he won one All-Ireland he is the high priest of football and the Irish Times gives him space to expound on his theories.“If he is that good, why didn’t he win a second All-Ireland or a third All-Ireland? So, I’m simply saying that the vast majority of people that I know are happy with the black card. It is a strange new rule and it has taken a long time to get used to it.”“If McGuinness is so good, why didn’t he win a second All-Ireland?” – McGee was last modified: October 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Eugene McGeeGAAJim McGuinnessnewsSport