October 24, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Distribution of Calame and Essahifa reauthorised Help by sharing this information MauritaniaAfrica RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post The interior, posts and telecommunications ministry on 22 Octoberreauthorised distribution of the weekly Calame and the Arabic-languagepaper Essahifa after a three-day suspension for giving publicity topresidential candidate Ahmed Ould Daddah, according to the ministry’sdirector of public liberties and political affairs. Several dozenjournalists staged a protest sit-in in front of the interior ministry inNouakchott on 21 October, due to these suspensions.________________________________________________________20.10.2003Weekly newspaper suspended without explanationReporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) hascalled for the immediate lifting of a suspension on thenewspaper Calame under article 11 of the Press Law thatpermits censorship without explanation.The weekly was suspended on 19 October by the ministry ofthe interior, posts and telecommunications that regulates thepress.The ministry used article 11 of the 1991 law that gives itthe right by decree « to ban the circulation, distribution or saleofnewspapers (…) that undermine the principles of Islam or thecredibility of the state, harm the general interest or disturbpublic order and security. »This article, that allows censorship without explanation,should be repealed, the press freedom organisation added.A member of Calame’s editorial staff, quoted by the Pananews agency, said the suspension was believed to be linked toan article headlined, « The big silence at the centre of thedebate ».In the same issue a former Calame journalist, now living inexile in France. analysed the political situation on the eve ofpresidential elections in an article that openly advocated theurgent need for a real democratic alternative to the politicalmonopoly of President Taya.The authorities frequently resort to use of article 11, whichis a real threat to press freedom in Mauritania. On 23September the authorities seized copies of the Arabic-languagenewspaper Essahifa and on 29 July distribution was banned ofthe independent newspaper Le Rénovateur, both under article11. to go further News News News Follow the news on Mauritania RSF_en MauritaniaAfrica May 20, 2021 Find out more News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation March 13, 2020 Find out more
Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Previous articleFrom seeking asylum to culinary gold for Limerick Institute of Technology studentNext articleBon Secours Hospital named as new sponsor of Limerick SHC Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge NewsBusinessMeet the buyers at Limerick food eventBy Staff Reporter – April 1, 2019 1022 Email Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Print Limerick food producers Joe O’Connor, Truely Irish, Newcastlewest and Caroline Rigney, Rigney’s Farm Curraghchase.Photo: Liam BurkeLocal Enterprise Offices from around the country have joined forces to create a brand new ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.The event, which is intended to raise the profile of the country’s finest food producers, will take place at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) on Thursday, May 23.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is estimated that up to 90 food producers will have the chance to pitch their businesses to the top buyers from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK who are expected to attend.The trade only event is open to buyers from across the food industry such as supermarket groups, food wholesalers, retailers, independent fine food shops, food service, development and restaurant chefs, and many more.The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) network is providing training to the participating producers in branding, layout and presenting their products in advance of the event. There will also be break-out sessions during the day, focusing on a variety of topics such as the different purchasing strategies, major issues facing the food industry, and the preparation for the impact of Brexit.Attendees at the LIT event will also have to opportunity for free entry into this year’s Irish Quality Food Awards 2019.Eamon Ryan, Head of LEO Limerick: said “that this event provides an opportunity for producers to meet influential buyers. The event will assist food and drink start-ups to secure orders as well as learning from buyers about what products are likely to be successful in the marketplace of the future”.LIT Vice-President Dr Liam Brown said the event is a valuable extension of the colleges work in helping to develop a robust and sustainable food industry into the future.”The Meet the Buyer event follows the success of last year’s Local Producer Showcase, which brought together the best of the Mid-West Irish food and drink.Buyers who are interested in attending this event should register at qualityfoodawards.comby Miranda [email protected] Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Twitter TAGSawardbusinessLimerick City and CountyNews Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!
The view from the apartment at 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane.A LAVISH sky home in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD has sold for a $775,000 discount after languishing on the market for nearly three years.It’s been a long time coming, but the contemporary apartment in the riverside Admiralty Precinct has finally changed hands for $2.725 million, more than 1000 days after first being listed for sale in August 2015. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The open plan living space at 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane.The master bedroom and three other spacious bedrooms all come with walk-in robes and ensuites.There’s an enormous 44 sqm entertainer’s balcony, a separate entertainment area, large study, plus a bar and wine cellar.The property offers five car spaces and use of the building’s resort-style facilities, including a tennis court, swimming pools, a gym and access to the riverside boardwalk to the Eagle Street Pier. Inside the home at 20 Victoria Pde, Clayfield, which has just sold for $2.25m.The vendor had recently obtained Development Approval for a high-end apartment building, allowing for 11 apartments over five levels. One of the four bedrooms in the apartment at 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane.The second biggest sale of the past week according to CoreLogic was a grand, two storey house in one of Clayfield’s most prestigious streets. SOCCEROO SETTLES ON GOLD COAST BEAUTY This property at 20 Victoria Pde, Clayfield, has sold for $2.25m. This apartment at 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.It was first listed with a price in December 2016, when it was advertised for offers circa $3.5 million.That price was then dropped to between $2.85 and $3.1 million in May 2017, but without any bites the property was eventually listed for ‘all offers considered!’ UNLISTED HOME SETS NEW RECORD Inside the apartment at 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane.It was named the top sale of the past week by property researcher, CoreLogic.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe massive apartment on the 43rd floor at 432/30 Macrossan Street is bigger than most houses, spanning 315 sqm, and offers stunning, uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and the city. POWER COUPLE SLASH $3M OFF WATERFRONT MANSION Inside the property at 20 Victoria Pde, Clayfield, which has sold for $2.25m.The property at 20 Victoria Parade comprises a five-bedroom house on an 810 sqm parcel of land over two lots with 20 metre frontage. An artist’s impression of an apartment development proposed for the property at 20 Victoria Pde, Clayfield, which has just sold for $2.25m. An artist’s impression of an apartment project proposed for 20 Victoria Pde, Clayfield.
The Industry Contribution is a new section in which the oil and gas industry companies share their project endeavors or analyses. This article was produced by DNV GL and does not necessarily reflect the view of OffshoreEnergyToday.com. No member of the editorial team took part in creation of this article. Please contact us at [email protected] for inquiries. 1 www.iea.org, World Energy Outlook 2016: https://bit.ly/2iEWUUh2 www.ft.com, https://on.ft.com/2iW7Yeg3 www.ft.com, https://on.ft.com/2jBC8EZ4 www.iea.org, Key World Energy Statistics: https://bit.ly/2jc6lHf5 https://nelhydrogen.com/about/#business6 www.economist.com, A tricky time for oil producers: https://econ.st/2iHREus7 www.economist.com, A tricky time for oil producers: https://econ.st/2iHREus8 www.bloomberg.com, OPEC Deal May Lead to Increased Oil and Gas M&A: https://bloom.bg/2iWc9H09 www.bloomberg.com, 2017 A Year of Transition for Oil: https://bloom.bg/2k49l8f10 www.bloomberg.com, We’ll See More Oil and Gas M&A This Year: https://bloom.bg/2iNnaai11 www.bloomberg.com, Oil and Gas M&A Seen Accelerating: https://bloom.bg/2jn8654 By DNV GLOil and gas companies are actively seeking to rebalance business portfolios and reorganize for the future, according to DNV GL research on the outlook for the industry this year. There is greater debate than ever – and more uncertainty – about when oil demand will peak. The International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests 20401 and OPEC says 2029,2 while some believe it will be earlier, even as soon as 2021.3Beyond cyclical patterns, there are signs that recent years could be the beginning of a new reality for oil and gas companies. Much of the industry is now focused not just on surviving the low prices, but also on reorganizing for a new era. The key consideration though, is how rapidly we are moving into that new era.“There are definitely some deflationary trends in the energy industry that are new, such as renewables and shales,” says Maarten Wetselaar, director for integrated gas and new energies at Shell in an interview for the DNV GL’s study, “but these are limited in the effect they can have in the near-term.” He cites the fact that renewables are restricted to applications that can be electrified, with electricity currently providing only 18% of the world’s energy.4 “While we see growth in electrification, it won’t happen overnight. And the deflationary impact of shales, while significant, is also limited, given the size of overall oil and gas production,” he says.Focus on diversificationOne of the most striking findings of DNV GL’s research, is that half (49%) of senior oil and gas professionals surveyed on the outlook for 2017 say their organization is likely to diversify into (or invest more in) opportunities outside of oil and gas .“Diversification is definitely something that every player in the industry is looking at,” says Eirik Wærness, senior vice president and chief economist at Statoil in an interview for DNV GL. “Whether it is to diversify across the value chain or into other energy sources, companies are trying to make future cash flow less dependent on variations in the oil and gas price.”Manufacturers report the strongest intentions in this regard, with 61% likely to invest outside oil and gas. Meanwhile, 57% of midstream companies are gearing up to cross industry boundaries. Even among primarily upstream companies – which arguably have the least transferrable capabilities – 40% are likely to invest or diversify away from oil and gas in 2017. These high numbers signal a major shift in long-term strategies in the industry.The rise of renewables Investing in renewable energy sources is an obvious choice for many companies. Particularly as prices have fallen to the extent where, in most cases, subsidies are no longer necessary for these energy sources to be profitable.4 In our survey, 26% of respondents expect their renewable energy investment to increase in 2017, and 41% say that their organization has a good understanding of how to assess investments in renewable technologies.“Companies across the spectrum are redesigning themselves as energy companies – not just as oil and gas companies,” says Christoph Frei, secretary general and CEO of the World Energy Council in an interview for DNV GL’s research. “Many have started talking about their ‘energy blend’ – increasing the importance of renewables and electricity.”Norwegian manufacturer Nel, for example, is to build and install up to seven hydrogen-making plants to H2V Product, a subsidiary of France’s Samfi-Invest, an independent family-owned investment house. These power-to-gas units will inject hydrogen into France’s public gas grid as a substitute for natural gas. It is a way of storing surplus power and will help over years to decarbonize France’s gas supply.5Total’s 2016 investments in solar power and batteries reflect this widespread trend of operators and national oil companies increasingly directing funds into renewables.6 In the short term, however, it is difficult to see renewables becoming a significant source of revenue for oil and gas companies. As DNV GL’s Graham Bennett says, “We need to recognize that we’re talking about small investments relative to a typical oil and gas project and the overall capex portfolio of the oil and gas operators.”The renewables trend is complicated by uncertainty around peak demand. When should an oil and gas company plant the seeds of a new renewables business if they want it to bear fruit at the right time? “Companies need to maintain a certain level of investment in renewables,” says Ye Hua Huang, deputy director-general at the China National Offshore Oil Cooperation(CNOOC) Bohai Oilfield Bureau in an interview for the DNV GL report. “If you don’t, you lose the existing market and you lose the chance to be a major player in the future.”With the energy mix expected to become more diverse in the next few decades, DNV GL continue to invest in solutions and research to support technology development and integration of hydrocarbons and renewable energy sources to support future energy transitions. Currently DNV GL is leading a joint industry project (JIP) working on processes to enable the addition of hydrogen to natural gas. The project, named HYREADY, will enable the industry to ‘be ready for hydrogen’ by developing practical processes and procedures for the introduction of hydrogen to existing grids. A DNV GL-led JIP on wind-powered water injection solutions to maximize oil recovery is also underway and currently in its second phase undergoing extensive physical lab testing.Challenges and opportunities in consolidationCompanies are also looking at mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as a way of reorganizing for the future, according to DNV GL’s research. Shell’s USD54bn acquisition of BG Group was a prominent example of this, reflecting the company’s expectation that growth prospects in gas are better than in oil, as well as its strategy of increasing the scope of its downstream business.7One-third of our survey respondents (33%) expect their organizations to increase M&A activity in 2017 – a considerable jump from 2016’s already significant 23%. Overall, 78% expect increased industry consolidation in the year ahead, which is a continuation of the trend from 2016, when 72% expected the same.Analysts from Credit Suisse,8 Wood Mackenzie9 and Goldman Sachs10 have also suggested that 2017 could see a significant increase in M&A activity in the industry. “Because there is such a pressure on margins, there will be continual opportunities for companies with strong balance sheets to look for opportunities,” says Thore E Kristiansen, chief operating officer (E&P) and executive director at Portuguese integrated energy company Galp Energia, in an interview for the research. “I see this trend continuing in 2017 – possibly with greater urgency because buyer and seller expectations are getting closer.”DNV GL is seeing increasing demand for its global technical, commercial and financial due diligence services as oil and gas industry consolidation continues.“Scrutiny of capital and operating expenditures and liabilities is intensifying as expectations rise that mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas sector will accelerate” says Viken Chinien,head of due diligence at DNV GL in London, interviewed for the industry magazine PERSPECTIVES.“You need to know precisely what is being sold, its condition, and the commercial, technical and environmental risks involved and analysis can help reduce risk, increase value, and lower transaction costs.”Successful M&A will depend on greater consensus around valuations. The past few years have played havoc with people’s confidence in what assets are worth and how to calculate future earnings.11 “It is difficult to negotiate deals that depend on future oil prices,” says Eirik Wærness, “when nobody knows what the price is going to be, or how long the downturn will last.”