France drops coal projects, restricts financing of fracking and flaring globally FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:France is considering halting funding guarantees for energy projects abroad that involve fracking or flaring, according to a finance ministry report.The government aims to make its program of state guarantees for export financing more environmentally friendly and is dropping support for coal projects as a first step.Next year it will also look into stopping export guarantees for oil and gas activities that are banned in France, including fracking and gas flaring, the report submitted to lawmakers states.In the medium term, a ban on state guarantees for developing new foreign oil fields might also be considered.“All forms of leverage must be used to help transform the economy and production, and one of these is export guarantees,” a finance ministry official said.The government has extended nearly 9.3 billion euros ($10.3 billion) in public guarantees for oil and gas projects since 2009, mainly in the form of export credit insurance, the ministry’s report said.The biggest French firms active in that sector are Total and Engie.France is set to became the first country to ban state export guarantees for coal projects and aims to push others to do the same as part of a reform of OECD guidelines next year, a second finance ministry official said.More: France targets fracking and flaring with export guarantee overhaul
New Delhi: The Indian team is all set to debut in its new orange and blue “away” jersey for the World Cup encounter against England at Edgbaston on Sunday. Nike India, the official sponsor of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), released pictures of the new kit on Friday. For India’s penultimate league game on Sunday, the team will make a departure from their normal contemporary blue kit so that it won’t clash with England’s sky blue colour.“The away kit is designed to enhance dynamic movements and modern requirement of the sport and the athletes. While the new engineered mesh and strategically placed sweat zones help enhanced breathability for the team on the field, new placket construction, the flex crest, garment cut angles and slash taping all add to making the new jersey lighter, more breathable and helps the athletes be agile on the field,” Nike India stated in a press release.An ICC source said that the colour options were given to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and after seeing the combinations and speaking to team, this jersey was finalized.“Colour options were given to BCCI and they chose the colour combination that looked the best to them. The whole idea is to be different from blue as England also wears the same shade of blue as India,” an ICC source was quoted as saying by ANI.“Also the design (orange) is taken from India’s old T20 jersey which had orange in it. The designers who are sitting in USA designed this jersey from something that already existed and not something completely new that fans don’t identify with,” the source added.Out of the 10 nations competing at the World Cup in England and Wales, eight nations will have alternate jerseys, according to ICC regulations for this tournament. India will wear the away jersey only against England as that is a designated home game for England. This has been done to avoid a clash of colours.Here’s the tweet: For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
THE DONEGAL County Board’s success in staging the Ulster Championship clash with Tyrone in Ballybofey is expected to pay rich dividends – all 18,000 tickets are expected to sell out.The Board are already discussing how they deal with a frenzied rush on tickets for the clash.But for the player it’s a rich reward for all their hard work. Mark McHugh reflected the feelings of all the players on the Ulster Council’s decision to refuse Tyrone’s bid to switch the match to their own back yard in Clones.“We are delighted, it’s a big lift to us. It is something we have been pushing for since we first heard the draw,” said Mark“We felt we deserved the game to be in Ballybofey, us being All-Ireland champions, so we are delighted.“Championship training starts next Tuesday and we’ll be fully focused on it and everything we do from now will be concentrating on Tyrone. “I think we half expected it maybe to go to Clones. The majority of people seemed to think Ballybofey was too small. But I think Ballybofey will hold 18,000 now so there will be a great atmosphere on the day.“The last number of years we have been away from home in the preliminary round. So it is good to get back to Ballybofey. For the local people of Donegal, it will bring a bit of a boost to the economy. There is going to be a lot of hype building up to it.”Certainly local businesses are delighted.A spokesman for Jackson’s Hotel told us: “There’s already quite a few enquiries about rooms that weekend. It’s great for the town and it’s great for Donegal.”It is the same at the Villa Rose where only a handful of rooms are left for the last weekend in May. Throw-in is currently 4pm on May 26 – subject to change by TV companies, with both BBC and RTE wanting to cover the match.IT’S A SELL-OUT! SCRAMBLE ON FOR 18,000 TICKETS FOR DONEGAL’S SHOWDOWN WITH TYRONE – AND HOTEL ROOMS! was last modified: March 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:000 TICKETS FOR DONEGAL’S SHOWDOWN WITH TYRONE – AND HOTEL ROOMS!IT’S A SELL-OUT! SCRAMBLE ON FOR 18Jackson’s Hotel