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Laois country house rules itself out to host ‘sex party’ as mystery continues

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community TAGSSex Party Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Laois country house rules itself out to host ‘sex party’ as mystery continues Roundwood House say it will not host the sex party Well we know one place that it definitely won’t be happening – but we are no nearer to knowing where it will happen.Last week, Laois went into meltdown with the news that a ‘sex party’ was set to be held in an unnamed Laois country house.Laois has been confirmed as the next location for an exclusive ‘sex party’ on Saturday, June 9 – which organisers are holding in a secret luxurious residence with tickets available to buy online.Killingkittens.com, which was founded in 2005 and hosts these parties all over the world, has launched details of the event on their website.However, since the story went viral last week, one Laois country house has come forward to rule itself out as potential hosts for the event.Roundwood House in Mountrath, which recently hosted Brian O’Driscoll and his family for his mam’s birthday, took to its Facebook page to distance itself from the event.They said: “Lots of people are asking if we are hosting this party as apparently it is taking place in a Country House in County Laois built in the 1700s and surrounded by woodland.“However, I can assure you that the only sex party happening around here is with our ducks.”These parties are described as an “electrically-charged environment where women, men and couples can explore their sexuality in a daring yet safe and controlled way”.“Our parties span the globe from New York penthouses, St. Tropez super-yachts to über-exclusive luxury locations,” Killingkittens.com say on their website.And in the description of this party, they say: “On purchasing your ticket you’ll then receive an email 24hrs before the party with rules, regulations and the address.“In the meantime why not head onto the forum where you’ll find instructions on how to join the KIK messaging group. This is a messaging group set up exclusively for our Ireland party guests.“The group allows you to ‘meet’ fellow guests, perhaps arrange to meet for a drink pre-party, throw around hotel ideas or just engage in some good old banter.”Similar events are advertised on the website for Madrid, Edinburgh, London and New York – with many of them sold out.The party in Laois was originally advertised as being held over two nights, with two separate packages available.An accommodation package including a two-night stay in the country house and entrance to the party was €400 – but that option seems to be no longer available.Instead, tickets are now only available to the ‘sex party’ itself with tickets for couples costing €130 and €40 for single women.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: 52 brilliant pictures from the Laois Rose selection night Twitter Community Pinterest Previous articleTriple injury blow for Sugrue ahead of Leinster championship openerNext articleA 122 acre Laois farm hits the market for sale Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 8th May 2018 WhatsApp Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Council Home News Laois country house rules itself out to host ‘sex party’ as mystery… Newslast_img read more

U.S. economy grew at 2.1% rate in Q4 but virus threat looms

first_img Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press 3679756 - orange stock market world economy abstract background 123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Covid vaccine-sharing discussions to dominate G7 summit talks U.S. proposes tax of at least 15% on global corporate profits The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.1% in the final quarter of last year, but damage from the spreading coronavirus is likely depressing growth in the current quarter and for 2020 as a whole.The Commerce Department said Thursday that the overall pace of growth in the October-December quarter was unchanged from its initial estimate a month ago, though the components were slightly altered. A slowdown in business restocking was less severe than first believed. But a cutback in business investment in new equipment was more of a drag on growth than initially estimated. Keywords Economic forecasts,  U.S. Economists have been downgrading their forecasts for the first quarter of this year as fears of the virus’ impact have escalated. Stock markets have plunged this week on news that the number of coronavirus cases worldwide has now topped 81,000. The virus, which started in Wuhan, China, has spread to more than 30 countries, including the United States, Italy and South Korea.Vital supply chains from China that companies in the United States and elsewhere depend on have been disrupted, and that problem is expected to worsen.That fears have inflicted the worst losses on U.S. stocks in two years, less than a week after Wall Street was hitting record highs. To try to demonstrate the government’s resolve to deal with the spread of the virus, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he was appointing Vice-President Mike Pence to take the lead in co-ordinating U.S. actions.But economists are warning that if the virus turns into a global pandemic, the impact could be severe enough to push the global economy and the U.S. economy into recessions.“The global economy was already very weak because of the trade war, and it would not take much to shove it on its heels,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.Zandi said his baseline forecast, which optimistically assumes that the outbreak remains largely contained in China and dissipates by spring, projects that global growth will slow to 2.4% this year — 0.4 percentage point lower because of the virus.He expects the annual pace of U.S. growth to slow to 1.3% in the current quarter, down by 0.6 percentage point because of the virus. He said for the year, he is forecasting U.S. growth of 1.7%. That would be the slowest annual growth of the Trump presidency and far below the 3%-plus growth that Trump had promised to deliver during the 2016 campaign.Because of the market turbulence and the rising potential of adverse effects from the virus, expectation of interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve have risen. The CME Group tracker of investment sentiment has put the possibility of a quarter-point cut as early as March at 37%, up from just 7% a week ago.Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, said the possibility of two rate cuts this year “has gone up dramatically” because of the virus threats.”Until recently, many economists had expected that the Fed could keep rates unchanged the whole year after three rate cuts last year, when it was struggling to cushion the impact of Trump’s trade war with China and a slowing global economy.The estimated 2.1% annual growth pace in the October-December quarter followed an identical gain in the third quarter. For 2019 as a whole, the economy grew by 2.3%, the slowest pace since a 1.6% increase in 2016.Trump is counting on a strong economy to propel him to re-election in November. But for each year of his presidency, economic expansion has fallen below the levels he had promised to deliver during the campaign, when he derided the growth rates achieved under President Barack Obama.While growth did jump to 2.9% in 2018, propelled by the 2017 tax cut and increased government spending, it returned last year to near the average achieved by Obama.Thursday’s report from the Commerce Department was its second of three estimates of economic growth for the October-December quarter. It showed that consumer spending, which accounts for 70 per cent of economic growth, grew at a 1.7% annual rate in the fourth quarter, down from an initial estimate of 1.8% growth.Business investment on new plants and equipment was also lower, falling at a 2.3% rate, worse than the initial estimate of a 1.5% drop. These weaker numbers were offset by more business restocking of store shelves and upward revisions to residential investment and federal government spending. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

NEPA to Implement Waste Management Programme to Address Dumping in Kingston Harbour – Vaz

first_imgNEPA to Implement Waste Management Programme to Address Dumping in Kingston Harbour – Vaz InformationFebruary 27, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister with responsibility for Information, Daryl Vaz told Parliament yesterday (Feb 24) that the National Environmental and Planning Agency (NEPA) is implementing a waste management programme which will address the practice of illegal dumping in the Kingston Harbour.He said the initiative is being implemented in four phases:The Preliminary Review of existing information on the Kingston Harbour.The assessment of Private sector entities and follow-up actions.Addressing the impact on Public sector stakeholders.The remediation of the Harbour.The Information Minister explained that NEPA has been taking several measures. “They assess the status of compliance of facilities that had obtained environmental permits, identify environmental breaches, highlight areas of non-compliance detected at the facilities for follow-up action and take enforcement action where necessary, require facilities that operate without an environmental licence to satisfy the regulatory requirement.”Mr. Vaz said for sustainability, there is continuous monitoring of the facilities to ensure that the breaches detected are repaired and the environmental standards maintained.He added that NEPA has initiated discussions with the public sector entities that impact or are likely to impact the Harbour. It has already met with the National Solid Waste Management Authority and intends tocontinue its engagement with other relevant public sector stakeholders.In the development of an integrated approach to manage solid waste through watershed management programmes, Minister Vaz said NEPA intends to partner with other agencies of government and stakeholders to eradicate the scourge of illegal dumping and improper waste disposal practices.The Information Minister was responding to questions asked by Opposition Member of Parliament, Ronald Thwaites. RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedNEPA to Implement Waste Management Programme to Address Dumping in Kingston Harbour – Vazcenter_img Advertisements RelatedNEPA to Implement Waste Management Programme to Address Dumping in Kingston Harbour – Vazlast_img read more

Say what’s most important to you: Take the Staff Council survey

first_imgPublished: June 18, 2018 Our role is to represent the interests of our campus’ staff by advocating on a variety of issues, proposing policies, serving in an advisory role to administration, and facilitating a variety of events to bring collaborative opportunities to the campus. We invite you to add your voice to the conversation.In response to numerous requests that Staff Council advocate for paid parental leave, and after successful collaboration with CU administrative leaders, we were recently informed that CU Boulder will be offering paid parental leave to eligible employees beginning July 1st. You spoke; we listened and helped make it happen.Staff also expressed concern about barriers in utilizing the employee tuition benefit so we drafted white-paper that highlights three proposals that will remove most of those barriers.These surveys matter, and will direct the efforts of the council. Please take this short survey to tell us what issues Boulder Staff Council should be focusing on for the 2018-19 year. Boulder Staff Council survey will close, June 30, 2018. Categories:Be represented.Be informed.Be engaged.Tags:survey Staff Council Hosting PERA Town Hall – Tuesday, May 29th Boulder Campus Staff Council will be hosting an informational Town Hall focused on our staff… Read more A Message from the Co-Chairs One of this year’s goals was to ensure that every staff member had a voice… Read more Related Articles Upcoming Surveys on Child-Care/Elder-Care Needs This spring, Boulder Campus Staff Council will be partnering with the Office of Data Analytics… Read more last_img read more

NATO Headquarters Internship Programme

first_img on April 17, 2013 at 9:09 am Contact for Montenegro? Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Dear Kate, The Ukrainian contact is the Embassy of Poland in Kyiv. See the file here for more info: http://www.nato.int/nato_static/assets/pdf/pdf_to… Kind regards,Mladiinfo team Can someone help me, I can’t find app form…I registered on the NATO site, but can’t open application on April 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm Pocket on April 10, 2013 at 9:54 am 16 thoughts on “NATO Headquarters Internship Programme” By maja says: Dear Neda, The Montenegrin contact is the Embassy of Slovenia in Podgorica. See the file here for more info: http://www.nato.int/nato_static/assets/pdf/pdf_to… Kind regards,Mladiinfo team on April 17, 2013 at 9:08 am Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. hahha guys your country should be a member of NATO you so funny Jelena on April 23, 2015 at 4:23 pm You are very funny too… Log in to Reply By Mladiinfo says: Thank you a great deal with regard to expressing that with all of men and women you really know very well what you are dealing with! Book marked. Please furthermore consult with my website =).. ihatewritingessays.net We will use a link exchange arrangement in our midst on April 10, 2013 at 5:38 pm ← MATILDA European MA in Women’s and Gender History Could you please post the link for Ukrainian contact? Log in to Reply Dear Anida, You should register at the link above and the application is available there electronically. Mladiinfo does not administer the application. If you are still having trouble, click on the “Help Centre” link at the registration website. There are solutions to many problems there. If that still doesn’t work, contact the organizers of this application process at [email protected] Kind regards,Mladiinfo team on April 19, 2013 at 9:37 am EU RESOURCE MOBILISATION COORDINATOR By Elena says: on April 17, 2013 at 9:04 am Log in to Reply Traineeships at the General Secretariat of the Council of European Union Dear Elena, The Macedonian contact is the Embassy of Turkey in Skopje. See the file here for more info: http://www.nato.int/nato_static/assets/pdf/pdf_to… Kind regards,Mladiinfo team By ERMa says: on April 17, 2013 at 1:44 am And Polish contact? on April 17, 2013 at 9:08 am By Ibrahim ibn Jakub says: Log in to Reply By Mladiinfo says: Log in to Reply The Macedonian contact please. LinkedIn 0 Tweet on April 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm Dear Maja, Dear Elena, You may also try contacting the Slovak Embassy in Belgrade. See the file here for more info: http://www.nato.int/nato_static/assets/pdf/pdf_to… Kind regards,Mladiinfo team By Mladiinfo says: Log in to Reply Deadline: 19 April 2013Open to: students or recent graduates from NATO states (country list HERE) or members of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (country list HERE) or Partnership for Peace Framework (country list HERE)Remuneration: €800 monthly salary, travel expenses reimbursed, plus 2.5 days leave per monthDescriptionNATO needs your skills! NATO Headquarters (HQ) introduced its Internship Programme in 2004. The aim of the programme is to provide a small number of current or recent students with the opportunity to intern with the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and in a few other NATO bodies. Internships will in principle last 6 months. Starting date of internship will be in March or September 2014, depending on preference and division.The NATO Internship Programme has four main objectives:To provide the Organisation with access to the latest theoretical and technical knowledge that the intern can apply through practical work assignments, as well as with additional staff resources.To provide interns with an opportunity to learn from the NATO community and get a better understanding and a more balanced view of the Organisation.To contribute to creating a more diverse workforce.To expand understanding of NATO in Alliance countries.Tasks will depend on your background, the Division to which you are assigned, and the period during which you will do your internship. In the past, interns have been assigned the following duties:Assistance in drafting and preparing official documentsAttending and summarising council and committee meetings or conferencesResearchSupporting public relationsMedia analysisSupporting technical and administrative servicesBesides interesting assignments and exciting developing opportunities related to NATO’s activities and daily agenda, interns at NATO receive the following package:Remuneration: Interns receive a lump sum of 800 EUR per month. The salary is not exempt from taxation. Interns may receive emoluments from outside sources (such as scholarships or grants).Travel: Interns will be reimbursed for their travel expenses on taking up duty and on leaving the service based on a return economy ticket and for an amount of up to 1,200 Euros.Leave: After three months of service, interns shall be entitled to leave (including sick leave) at the rate of 2.5 working days for every month of service completed.More information is available at the Frequently Asked Questions page HERE. Please refer to the NATO Internship Programme Policy HERE for a full description of the programme.EligibilityIn order to apply for an internship at NATO, you must fulfill all criteria outlined below:Age: you must be over 21 years of age at the time of your application.Nationality: you must be a citizen of a NATO member state (Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech, Rep, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States)Educational Status: you must be a university student or a recent graduate (in other words, you have obtained your highest degree less than a year ago).Studies: if you are currently studying, you must have successfully completed at least two years of post-secondary studies and be enrolled in your third year at the time of your application.Languages: you must be thoroughly proficient in at least one of the official languages of the organization (English and French).Nationals of NATO partner countries (PfP/EAPC) should contact their delegation at NATO HQ directly for information on internships. More information is available HERE. PARTNER COUNTRIES MAY ALSO CONTACT CERTAIN EMBASSIES IN THEIR COUNTRY — see HERE for more information.Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) partner countries: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrghyz, Republic, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, UzbekistanPartnership for Peace (PfP) countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland,Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrghyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia,Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Macedonia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, UzbekistanFurther eligibility information about security clearance and health insurance is AVAILABLE HERE.ApplicationApplications are due by 19 April 2013. Applicants must complete the on-line application form HERE and submit a CV and Letter of Motivation.Shortlisted candidates will be notified in September 2013. Those candidates not selected are requested to login in order to check their updated status, by the end of September 2013. The final selection of candidates will be made in October 2013.For more information, see the official website HERE. By Mladiinfo says: +1 Log in to Reply PhD on Big Data, Democracy and Fundamental Rights in Belgium NATO Headquarters Internship Programme By Neda says: By Anida says: By Mladiinfo says: By Mladiinfo says: on April 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm Share 0 on April 19, 2013 at 8:45 am on April 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm By Ibrahim ibn Jakub says: on April 10, 2013 at 9:36 pm Dear Ibrahim ibn Jakub, The contact information for the Polish delegation to NATO is available here: http://brukselanato.msz.gov.pl/en/. Kind regards,Mladiinfo team April 4, 2013 Published by turpis Reddit Log in to Reply By Mladiinfo says: on April 17, 2013 at 9:10 am By Kate says: Log in to Reply Similar Stories For Serbia, the contact information of the NATO delegation is: NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATIONMILITARY LIAISON OFFICE (NATO MLO)Address: Birčaninova 5Tel: 3628-671, 3628-678Fax: 3347-034E-mail: [email protected] Working hours:Monday-Friday: 08.30-16.30h———-Brig. Gen. Ornello BARONHead of Office Col. Kleanthis DALDASDeputy Head of Office Lt. Col. Davorin REČNIKPfP Counsellor These can be found on page 121 of the following document from the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.gov.rs/diplomatic_list.pdf. Kind regards,Mladiinfo team Could you please post the link for Serbian contact? Log in to Reply By ihatewritingessays.net says: Log in to Reply Pass-It-On Awards Program for Women →last_img read more

EA quarterly sales slide due to later FIFA, Madden launches

first_imgEA quarterly sales slide due to later FIFA, Madden launchesFull game sales for the second quarter halved but publisher still beats guidance, announces stock buyback and dividend plansBrendan SinclairManaging EditorThursday 5th November 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleElectronic ArtsElectronic Arts today reported its second quarter results with significant dips, but still beat the revenue and earnings forecast it set for investors.For the three months ended September 30, EA reported net revenues down 15% to $1.15 billion, with net income down 88% to $185 million. Net bookings were down 31% to $910 million.There were mitigating factors for those numbers, however. On net income, the previous year’s total was only as high as it was thanks to a one-time tax benefit the company recognized.Beyond that, the revenue and bookings declines can be attributed in part to EA modifying its annualized release schedule. Last year’s second quarter included Madden, Sea of Solitude, FIFA, and NHL, but this year the FIFA and NHL releases slid into the third quarter. In their place for this year’s second quarter, EA had a lineup of Madden (which launched almost four weeks later in the quarter this year than last), UFC 4, Rocket Arena, and Star Wars: Squadrons.As for how that lineup did, EA said first-week sell-through of Madden 21 was up 20% year-over-year, while Squadrons “performed above our expectations,” with no numbers given.In announcing an extension to its UFC licensing deal today, it also noted that UFC 4 was the most successful UFC game to date, though it did not say by what metric.As for the rest of the business, EA said Apex Legends bookings were up 24% year-over-year in the quarter, with the game on track to top $1 billion in lifetime revenues by the March 31 end of EA’s fiscal year, with more than $500 million coming this fiscal year alone. EA Sports Ultimate Team modes also saw their player base grow 25% year-over-year to more than 30 million players.The EA Play subscription service has also grown, with a total of 6.5 million paying subscribers thanks in part to its debut on Steam this past quarter. EA expects that EA Play user base to grow significantly more as it will be wrapped up in Xbox Game Pass subscriptions beginning next week.While live services revenues actually increased 13% to $869 million, full game sales were down more than half to $282 million.Related JobsSenior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region UK & Europe Big PlanetLead Game Programmer – Quebec Province Quebec Big PlanetSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Along with its financial results, EA announced a two-year stock repurchase program that will see it buy back up to $2.6 billion of the company’s stock. In addition, it is launching a quarterly dividend program, with the first dividend of $0.17 per share paying out December 23. (As of this writing, EA shares are trading for $128.33, up 2.4% since the close of trading.)Looking forward, EA kept its full-year net revenues forecast at $5.63 billion, but increased its net income forecast up 6% to $924 million.In a post-earnings conference call, EA executives confirmed that the next Battlefield game will arrive in the holiday quarter of 2021, with the publisher talking more about the game starting in the spring.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA acquires Super Mega Baseball developer Metalhead SoftwareCanadian studio fills another gap in FIFA publisher’s expanding sports portfolioBy James Batchelor 6 days agoKnockout City will be available on Xbox Game Pass, EA Play at launchVelan Studios’ budget price dodgeball game racked up one million downloads during betaBy James Batchelor 14 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

China’s STGCON, German CEO battle for Asola’s future

first_imgChina’s STGCON, German CEO battle for Asola’s futureThe battle for German module manufacturer and automobile applications maker Asola has been raging for months. Shanghai-based STGCON Group has now announced that it intends to turn Asola Solarpower into a European development center for energy storage, management and charging systems. In parallel insolvency proceedings, Asola Solarpower’s chief executive hopes to soon conclude an agreement with a German investor for the company’s automotive segment. July 3, 2013 pv magazine Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The insolvent Asola Solarpower has been in search of an investor for some time. pv magazine has learned that negotiations between the Thuringian photovoltaic company and the Chinese investment fund Cowin took place last year with regard to the latter acquiring a stake in the company. A preliminary agreement purportedly aimed in particular at Asola Solarpower’s expertise in the automotive segment was concluded in August 2012. The details negotiated at the time reportedly provided for payment of a double-digit amount in the millions by Cowin, which, in turn, would receive shares in Asola Automotives Solar Deutschland. However, negotiations ended abruptly and the agreement was not realized. China’s STGCON Group, meanwhile, has now concluded a takeover agreement with Asola Solarpower’s insolvency administrator for the module division. The group plans to completely revamp the Thuringian module manufacturer’s business model as part of the takeover, STGCON’s German subsidiary announced on Tuesday. STGCON plans to establish a European development center for energy storage, energy management and battery charging systems for the stationary and automobile segments at the company’s factory in the city of Erfurt. The move would involve a transfer of technological know-how and development expertise from China to Erfurt as STGCON aims to incorporate its energy storage and energy management technology into the new development center. On Monday, the Erfurt Local Court opened separate insolvency proceedings for the group’s debt-ridden Asola Automotive Solar Deutschland GmbH division. The court appointed Erfurt attorney Volker Reinhardt as the company’s insolvency administrator. Asola Solarpower President and CEO Reinhard Wecker, however, had sought to obtain an independent insolvency administrator for Asola’s automotive segment, Wecker told pv magazine. He believes that there are other motives behind the interest expressed by STGCON than those made public.By purchasing the module segment, the potential investor could be aiming to gain access to Asola’s automotive know-how, according to Wecker. This would also explain why the module manufacturer’s production has been suspended since January.On Tuesday, STGCON Germany released a statement denying rumors that Asola Solarpower’s module production would be relocated from Thuringia to China. On the contrary, STGCON plans to purchase the required solar modules from external suppliers via Croatia in the future and then to sell them under the Asola label. 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first_img Generation Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Featured image: Stock By 2040, Africa’s population will grow from 1 billion to 1.8 billion, an increase of nearly a billion. To ensure economic growth continuity, sufficient energy capacity is essential – a gap that indigenous gas resources can fill. This was the opening remarks by South African minister of energy Jeff Radebe, while addressing the SADC Ministerial Workshop on the Regional Gas Infrastructure and Market Development held at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg on Tuesday.“Energy access is the ‘golden thread’ that weaves together economic growth, human development and environmental sustainability. As a continent we need to ensure that we have universal energy access to clean, sustainable and affordable energy by 2030,” Radebe said.However, he stressed that in order for a region to become commercially competitive, policy and regulatory framework alignment is required to make the development of this infrastructure a reality.Some of the key questions the Minister said need to be asked if SADC is to seek economic opportunities in gas:Do we have the policy and regulatory framework to provide an enabling environment to exploit our natural resources in the region?Do we have the gas infrastructure to transport the gas within the region to markets?Does the region have sufficient demand to pay for the infrastructure development?Will there be funding available for mega regional project?Commercial viabilityHe highlighted that gas is a “suitable complementary power generation technology to renewable energy technologies,” which is comforting when looking to build a clean, sustainable and reliable energy network blueprint for future generations.West Africa has remained the dominant player in African gas; however, the Southern region is showing potential.Angola, Tanzania, Nambia, South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe have been highlighted to have significant unconventional gas reserves in the form of coalbed methane and shale gas.“With an average electrification rate of 35%, the SADC region has an opportunity to develop a cleaner, reliable power generation sector from the use of gas. The gas to power can also support the renewable energy projects in various SADC member countries.”Signing of the Statement of Intent on Cooperation in the Development of Regional Gas Market & Infrastructure @SADC_News @Energy_ZA #SADC pic.twitter.com/NnuFTKWury— Minister of Energy (@radebe_jeff) June 26, 2018Read the Minister’s full speech here. BRICS TAGSAngolagasgas policyJeff RadebeMozambiqueNamibiaSADCSouth AfricaTanzania Previous articleAfrica could revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovationNext articleIEA explores global gas markets over the next five years Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector last_img read more