Ferus signs MOU with mining companies to provide LNG for proposed Territories mines

first_imgVANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver-based Casino Mining Corporation, which is owned by Western Copper and Gold, and Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc. to supply liquefied natural gas to a pair of mining projects proposed by Casino and Selwyn Chihong in the Yukon and Northwest Territories.To ensure proximal and long-term security of supply for the mines, Ferus plans to build and operate a two-phase LNG plant in the Fort Nelson area. The Fort Nelson area was strategically chosen to minimize the cost of transporting the LNG to the mines, contributing to supply reliability and strong project economics. Each phase of the project, which are anticipated to be commissioned in 2020 and 2022 respectively, will produce 300,000 US gallons per day of LNG (equivalent in energy to approximately 175,000 gallons per day of diesel) and will supply the power generation plant and mining operations for the two projects.President & CEO Paul West-Sells of Western Copper and Gold Corp., the public company that owns Casino, said that ”The use of LNG instead of diesel in their mining operations will significantly reduce the cost of power generation and also eliminate 140,000 tonnes per year of CO2 emissions over the projected 22-year lifespan of the mine. The Selwyn Chihong project is expected to eliminate 115,000 tonnes per year of CO2 emissions over the current 11-year mine life.- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgMEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has hit out against plans by the Government and Minister Phil Hogan to change the delivery of the LEADER programme under Government reforms known as the Alignment Process.Pat the Cope Gallagher.MEP Gallagher also called on the Government to establish an interim fund to bridge the gap between the end of the current programme and the start of the new LEADER programme for the period 2014 to 2020.Mr Gallagher raised the matter in the European Parliament last night as the impact of the proposed changes by Government will negatively affect how the LEADER programme is operated in Donegal. Mr Gallagher stated “I have a keen interest in the delivery of the LEADER Programme in Ireland, which is co-financed by more than 50% under the EU Rural Development Programme. As Minister with responsibility for the Gaeltacht, I was directly involved in the design of the first, pilot LEADER programme in Ireland.“The “bottom-up approach” is the hallmark of the LEADER programme with the participation of local communities at the heart of the LEADER ethos. This approach is recognised by the EU institutions, as a template for other EU Member States to follow.”“I am deeply opposed to the plans of the Irish Government to change the LEADER programme by adding extra layers of bureaucracy and red tape. This is another example of removing responsibilities from skilled and highly experienced professionals and placing them in the hands of committees lacking the same expertise and know-how.”“Regrettably, the LEADER programme will face a 23% cut in funding as the budget has been reduced from €370 million to €283 million. Moreover, an interim fund is required to bridge the gap between the current and next round of LEADER funds. I strongly call on the Minister and the Government to provide this necessary funding.” Mr Gallagher concluded by stating “I firmly call on Minister Hogan, even at this late stage to reconsider these unwanted changes to the LEADER programme.” LEADER PROGRAMME WILL BE DAMAGED BY CHANGES – PAT THE COPE was last modified: March 11th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:ChangesdonegalLEADER programmePat the Copelast_img read more

Joe Pavelski gives brief update on contract talks; Jeremy Roenick chimes in on what Sharks should do

first_imgWith less than a month to go before the start of NHL free agency, Joe Pavelski on Tuesday said he remains confident he and the Sharks can reach an agreement on a new contract.“I am still optimistic, we have had a little bit of talks, so hopefully things keep moving forward and go from there,” Pavelski said. “Things can change in a hurry. The discussions are kind of going on right now and we’ll see how they work out. But definitely optimistic. Definitely love it there and we’ll see where it …last_img


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Suspicion of graft is on CWG OC: Delhi CM

first_img(From right to left) Lt Governor of Delhi Tejender Khanna, Suresh Kalmadi, Organising Committee Chairman of XIX Commonwealth Games, and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during the closing ceremony of the mega sporting event at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday evening. PTIDelhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said the “suspicion” of corruption in the Commonwealth Games is on the Organising Committee headed by Suresh Kalmadi and welcomed the “instantaneous” probe ordered by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which would clear the “cobwebs”.Dikshit said the corruption could have taken place in the activities undertaken by the Organising Committee to which the Central government had given loans to the tune of Rs 1,600 crore.Boos for Kalmadi at CWG opener | Probe can spell trouble for Kalmadi | Kalmadi deflects blame on to others | Spl: CWG | WATCH VIDEOSonia Gandhi, who is seen with Rahul, met medallist sportspersons in Delhi on Saturday. PTIShe was of the view that Kalmadi, who is the target of attack over the mess that was witnessed in run up to the Games, had failed to “win confidence” of people.”We feel relieved and happy (at the successful Games). But what is disturbing is the corruption charges. They are very disturbing,” Dikshit said in an interaction with PTI journalists.”The fact that the Prime Minister has taken almost an instantaneous decision to order probe into the whole thing and have the picture ready by January, that I think is very heartening,” she said.The Prime Minister set up a high-level committee headed by former CAG V K Shunglu to probe the organising of the CWG, a day after the mega sporting event got over.advertisementDikshit, who answered a range of questions on CWG preparations and the controversies surrounding it, underlined that the allegations of corruption are “not going to be pushed under the carpet”.She said the “real corruption seems to be with regard to the money given as loans (to the OC)”.Noting that infrastructure development was the government’s job, the Chief Minister said the Centre had given “a number of loans (to OC) and that is where the real corruption is. There may have also been (corruption) in some government departments. I am not ruling that out.”Referring to probe ordered by the Prime Minister, she said, “I think only this committee which has been set up will be able to clear the cobwebs. At the moment the suspicion is very much on the OC.”PM, Sonia’s felicitation events were for medallists only: CongCongress on Saturday sought to distance itself from the issue of Kalmadi being left out of two felicitation programmes, saying only medal winners were invited to the events hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.”Only the medal winners had been invited and not the Organising Committee,” party spokesman Mohan Prakash said when asked why was Kalmadi not invited by Singh and Gandhi in their interaction with the medal-winning athletes.Prakash said that the government has already ordered a probe into the allegations of irregularities and corruption soon after the mega event was over.”The entire country and world have praised the hosting of the Games… But the government has also ordered an investigation into allegations of irregularities as per its commitment for transparency,” the spokesman said.Home Min, IAF at odds over UAV scare during CWGThe Indian Air Force and Home Ministry are at odds over an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that had been positioned over the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on October three.Home Ministry sources had let it be known that the UAV had come down below its specified height of 6,000 ft creating a security scare.However, IAF spokesperson Priya Joshi claimed in a press release on Saturday that the UAV maintained the designated height as per the Standard Operating Procedure and did not descend below 6,000 ft.The UAVs were put into operation for maintaining an aerial vigil during the 12-day sporting extravaganza.30 CWG medalists from Haryana to get Maruti carsThirty medalists of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) from Haryana and two others – Saina Nehwal and Sushil Kumar – having connection with the state would get Maruti cars.The 15 gold medalist from Haryana and Saina Nehwal and Sushil Kumar would also be given Maruti SX4 luxury cars of Maruti located in Gurgaon, an official spokesman said in Chandigarh on Saturday.Seven silver medalist players would be given Maruti Dzire and eight bronze medalists from the State of Haryana would be given Wagon R cars.advertisementAiyar claims hosting of CWG didn’t help Indian athletesIn New York, former Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, arguably the most ardent critic of the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, still thinks India should not have hosted them, claiming that instead of offering more facilities to athletes, sports bodies were focusing on organising events.”My criticism is never ever with the Indian athletes, Instead I believe if this Commonwealth Games was to be held anywhere else we still would have won all the medals,” the Congress leader said.”In this game they have won (medals) not because they are provided with special facilities as a home team. They won in spite of the fact that the facilities which any home team expects from the games were denied to them owing to the incompetence of our sports officials and others connected with the organising committee,” he told a TV channel.Aiyar said the expenditure on the mega sporting event had gone up by four times than the annual budget of the rural health mission.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more