Cheap fuel can be provided without local refinery

first_img– Energy Director tells Men’s ForumDirector of the Department of Energy (DoE), Dr. Mark Bynoe, on Saturday said that with the advent of first oil, cheap fuel can be provided without a local refinery.These participants at the Men’s Regional Convention pay keen attention to the presentation being made by Director, Department of Energy, Dr Mark BynoeDr. Bynoe was at the time speaking to 200 men at the Men’s Regional Convention organised by the Restoration Temple A.O.G. in New York in collaboration with the Mocha Church of the Nazarene. This was at the Ramada Hotel at Providence, East Bank Demerara.In his address at the gathering, the Energy Director said the DoE would pursue only evidence-based decision-making which would lead to prudent, non-regrettable investments.“We have never said that there will never be a refinery. At this time, a refinery is not feasible… I think what most people are conflating is not if a refinery should come to shore, it’s whether or not we should have cheap fuel. A refinery doesn’t mean cheap fuel, or the absence of a refinery doesn’t mean that you will not have cheap fuel. Cheap fuel is a policy decision, and there are many ways by which you can ultimately have cheap fuel… I cannot advise my Minister to pursue an investment down a rabbit hole. What the Department is concerned about is what we call ‘no-regrets investment’. When you invest today, you must not regret tomorrow…it must be monies that are well spent,” Dr. Bynoe noted.Director, Department of Energy, Dr Mark Bynoe (fifth from left) along with some of the organizers and participants of the Men’s Regional Convention at the Ramada Hotel, East Bank DemeraraAdditionally, he said the industry must be managed for the benefit of all Guyanese.“We are accountable first and foremost to the people of Guyana. These resources are not Bynoe’s resources; these resources do not belong to the President of Guyana; they belong to Guyanese…and the minute we stop distinguishing about ethnicity, the better it will be for all Guyanese,” Dr. Bynoe said.Meanwhile, during the interactive session, one participant, Dornnel McFarlane, said that as a Communications student at the University of Guyana, he now has a better understanding of the role that he can play in the development of the oil and gas sector.“I recognise that through the media, which has a very important role to play in changing our landscape for the transformation of Guyana, I can play a very integral role in disseminating information that is very objective, that will lead to truth and confidence, and that will surely show the real picture. Another thing that stood out for me is that the contracts [are] not as bad as they seem. How Dr. Bynoe explained the contracts, I recognise that it’s really and truly moving Guyana forward,” he said.The Department of Energy continues to spearhead interactive sessions that target a wide cross section of persons, to keep them informed about developments in the petroleum sector.The Convention was held at the Ramada Hotel, East Bank Demerara.last_img read more

Man City without Jesus for up to two months

first_imgJesus appeared to injure himself in the 11th minute when he lost his footing, but he soldiered on for another 12 minutes before going down again and being replaced by Sergio Aguero.The Citizens are also sweating on Kevin De Bruyne, who was stretchered off in stoppage time after being caught by a high challenge from Jason Puncheon, who needed to be substituted as well.Guardiola conceded that the Brazil international is set for a spell on the sidelines, while he faces an anxious wait to discover the extent of the damage suffered by Belgian star De Bruyne.“Gabriel will be out for a little bit more than one month, hopefully,” the Spaniard said after the match, which saw Ederson save a late penalty from Luka Milivojevic to preserve their unbeaten start to the campaign.“Kevin, we will see tomorrow what he has; whether it’s just a kick or something else. Hopefully just a huge kick but maybe he will not be ready for the Watford game.“We were lucky (with challenges) in previous games. I admire the physicality of the Premier League but the referee has to protect the players – that’s all I ask. Hopefully it won’t be tough.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus heads the ball during their match against Leicester City at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 18, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Manchester City’s goalless draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday came at a heavy cost after they lost Gabriel Jesus to injury for at least a month.City boss Pep Guardiola came up just short of equalling the 19-match winning streak he achieved with Bayern Munich, although the Premier League leaders remain undefeated this season.last_img read more

Independent Sport Panel

first_imgThe Independent Sport Panel is undertaking a number of Community Sport Forums (13) in Metropolitan and regional Centres across Australia March – May. These Community Forum offer a unique opportunity for those involved in Community Sport to meet with Members of the Panel and raise issues of concern in regards to grassroots sport participation. Panel Members will also be able to provide information on the activities of the Panel to date. These sessions are designed to provide the community with an opportunity to highlight and raise with the Panel issues that they see as important in relation to grassroots sport in Australia. In order to maximise the opportunities that these Public Forums offer it will be important that these discussions remained focussed on issues based on the Terms of Reference. Attached for your distribution to your networks is a PDF version of the Community Sport Flyer. Related Filesindependent_sport_flyer_v5-pdflast_img read more

ORIGINAL DEGRASSI CAST TO REUNITE FOR FIRSTEVER DEGRASSI PALOOZA FAN EVENT

first_imgDegrassi Tour/Facebook Cast members to be confirmed so far include Mistysyn, Kirsten Bourne (Tessa), Amanda Stepto (Spike) and Stefan Brogren, who has played Archie “Snake” Simpson since his days as a junior high school student through to his more recent incarnation as Degrassi principal.Pat Mastroianni (Jeremiah) will host Degrassi Palooza, and has also been the impetus behind getting the event off the ground. He shared more info with fans in a video he posted on Facebook.,You can pick up your tickets to DeGrassi Palooza right here. Prepare to be hit by a huge wave of nostalgia when the original cast of beloved Canadian teen drama “Degrassi Junior High” reunites next year at a new fan event, the first-ever Degrassi Palooza.Original “Degrassi” star Stacie Mistsyn (who played Caitlyn) shared the news on Instagram, sending fans to Facebook to find out more about the announcement for the upcoming fan event.The multi-day event will be held at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel from June 14-16, and is described as a “three-day weekend of pure joy, love and nostalgia” that will bring together “fellow fans from around the world.”According to the announcement, Degrassi Palooza “was created for you the fans, by the cast. We couldn’t have imagined back then how much this show meant to so many people worldwide. Allow us to share with you our stories, experiences, and catch up with you about life 25 years later.” Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebookcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Nissans Ghosn to appear in court to question his detention

first_imgTOKYO — The former chairman of Japan’s Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, is getting his day in court to demand the reason for his prolonged detention — his first public appearance since his Nov. 19 arrest.Revered in the global auto industry, Ghosn was charged with falsifying financial reports in underreporting his income. The courtroom hearing Tuesday marks his first chance to directly tell his side of the story.Sources close to him say he is asserting his innocence, saying the money, promised as income for later, was never decided on or paid.In Japan, suspects are routinely held without bail, often due to fears about tampered evidence. Tokyo prosecutors have said that Ghosn is a flight risk. Ghosn is a Brazilian-born Frenchman of Lebanese ancestry.Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Air India sets up highlevel inquiry after pilot alleges sexual harassment

first_imgNew Delhi: Air India said on Wednesday it had set up a high-level inquiry to probe a sexual harassment complaint filed against a commander by one of its woman pilots. According to a complaint filed by the pilot, the incident allegedly took place on May 5 in Hyderabad where she was being trained by the commander. “As soon as the matter came to our notice, we immediately set up a high level enquiry,” an Air India spokesperson said. In the complaint, the pilot has alleged that the instructor suggested that the two should have dinner at a restaurant in Hyderabad after the session was over on May 5. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “We went to (a) restaurant at around 8 pm and this is where my ordeal started…. He started with telling me how depressed and unhappy he was in his married life,” the complainant says in her complaint. “He also asked me how I coped with my husband living away and whether I didn’t need to have sex everyday. He asked me if I masturbated, etc,” she alleged. “At some point I told him I did not want to talk about all this and called a cab.” The pilot alleged that the commander’s behaviour worsened during the half-hour wait for the cab. “I was left shocked at this behaviour and felt extremely uncomfortable, scared and humiliated,” she said. The woman said she felt “morally obliged” to report this matter to the airline so that such behaviour is not repeated with anyone else in the future.last_img read more