(S)mash the Potato Market – Cllr Gilligan

first_imgEmail Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal News(S)mash the Potato Market – Cllr GilliganBy admin – January 28, 2010 595 center_img Could be developed into a plazaLIMERICK’S Potato Market, located on Merchant’s Quay, could soon face the wrecking ball-with Cllr John Gilligan the driving force in a plan to convert it into a plaza.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Regarded for some time now as the “Cinderella” market, it has been used in recent years solely as a car park and compared to the popular Milk Market, currently undergoing refurbishment and restoration.Cllr John Gilligan has submitted a notice of motion to City Council that the old, originally cobbled market square, be demolished.The councillor, who attended the recent Annual General Meeting of the Market Trustees, has also informed that body of his recommendation, which, he told the Limerick Post, was “very favourably received.”His move at this particular point in time is a calculated one as the market was on course to be made a protected structure and as such, it could not be demolished.“It has no architectural merit and has not been used adequately for years now – it is a fine space going to waste but would cost a fortune to do it up – I suggest that we take down the entire area and make it into a plaza, which would open up the whole square and make it a very attractive public area that could be used for a lot of civic events, public and open air concerts, exhibitions and significant happenings in the city”. Cllr Gilligan said that he would like to see the market structure removed “up to the river – this would provide a clear view of the river, the Sylvester O’Halloran Bridge, the Hunt Museum, the marina, etc.“There would be a clear view of the river quays between the County Courthouse and Athlunkard Boat Club, which is the very location the first Vikings to arrive in Limerick landed on and built a settlement on. We could use the cut stone of the pillars at the market’s entrance to build a commemorative stone to King Brian Boru, who built his palace on the site of St Mary’s Cathedral – we’ve no suitable or impressive monument to him”.Confirming that the entrance from the market to the Sylvester O””Halloran Bridge and walkway is now coming away from the wall, Cllr Gilligan said it would “cost a small fortune” to rebuild it.“This is an opportune time to seriously consider demolishing the Potato Market and from what I gather, the idea is receiving favourable consideration in City Hall,” he said. Print Facebook Previous articleHigh rates a deterrent, argue property agentsNext articleA noise to remember adminlast_img read more

Delfin completes FEED for newbuild FLNG vessel for Louisiana project

first_imgThe FEED results will enable Delfin to execute its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project offshore Louisiana for a total capital cost of around $550/tpa Delfin completes FEED for new FLNG vessel. (Credit: Pixabay/D Thory.) Delfin Midstream (Delfin) has announced the completion of front-end engineering design (FEED) for the newbuild floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel with 3.5Mtpa capacity for the Louisiana LNG project.The FEED was completed by Delfin in cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries and Black & Veatch. The tripatriate cooperation is claimed to have developed a robust, low cost and efficient FLNG vessel design for the Delfin LNG project.Along with the overall project development activities, the FEED results are expected to enable Delfin to execute its LNG project offshore Louisiana for a total capital cost of around $550/tpa.Delfin said that each vessel will be equipped with two offloading facilities to service both large, ocean-going carriers along with regional demand for LNG bunkering and small-scale carriers.Four FLNG vessels at the project are expected to have 13Mtpa of capacityWith four FLNG vessels in operation, the project is expected to have four berths for 13Mtpa, to service the bunkering and small-scale market.The company further claimed that the newbuild FLNG vessel uses the latest gas turbine technology with optimisations of Black & Veatch’s PRICO liquefaction technology, direct air cooling and waste-heat recovery to bring maximum fuel efficiency and minimal (GHG) emissions.Simultaneous to the FEED, the parties has also developed a term sheet for a lump-sum, turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, integration and commissioning contract (LSTK EPCIC) as the basis to develop a fully termed agreement.Delfin CEO Dudley Poston said: “The successful completion of our FEED confirms our ability to offer industry leading pricing of 115% of Henry Hub plus $2.00 for 20 year transactions. The flexibility of a low cost, floating asset also allows Delfin to offer shorter term 10 year deals for 115% of Henry Hub plus $2.40 or flexible tolling structures.“Delfin continues to advance commercial discussions with multiple buyers and end-users and the completion of our FEED is a major milestone towards the FID of the first Delfin FLNG Vessel.”last_img read more

Johns Hopkins: More Than 100,000 Americans Have Died of COVID-19

first_imgThe number of deaths from the coronavirus in the United States has reached a grim milestone, as 100,000 people in the country have lost their lives to the disease.Johns Hopkins University, which maintains a database on the disease, made the announcement Wednesday.Meanwhile, a model developed by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington predicts that 143,000 Americans will die from the virus by August.In addition, the CDC reports that although more than half of those who have died from COVID-19 were 75 years and older, people between ages 45 and 64 represent 18 percent of deaths, and those between ages 18 and 44 represent three percent of deaths.Courtesy: Johns Hopkins UniversityThe U.S. continues to lead the world in COVID-19-related deaths, as well as in the number of confirmed cases. According to Johns Hopkins, the United Kingdom and Italy rank second and third in virus-related deaths with, about 37,000 and 33,000, respectively.Brazil and Russia are the only other countries that have more than 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while the United Kingdom and Spain are fourth and fifth, with nearly 263,000 and 236,000 cases.last_img read more

Florida man accused of killing 2 on same day in different counties

first_imgA Miramar man who is accused of killing two men on the same day in different counties was arrested  on Wednesday.Police say, Ian Jackson, 26, is tied to the June 22 deaths in West Park and Miami Gardens.Investigators say Jackson was placed at both scenes.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a shooting on Southwest 27th Street in West Park shortly after 4 p.m. June 22. When deputies arrived, they found the 63-year-old victim, identified as Roy Gissendanner, lying on the grass with a gunshot wound to his head and torso, and his vehicle was stolen.BSO homicide detectives were notified of a death investigation at a gas station on North Miami Avenue in Miami Gardens, just south of West Park across the county line.Investigators said surveillance video from the gas station showed Jackson arrive in Gissendanner’s stolen car before confronting and shooting the second victim, identified as O’Neil William.BSO detectives said there was also surveillance video that showed Jackson in West Park at the time of the shooting. Courtesy of Broward Sheriff’s OfficeInvestigators say surveillance video showed Ian Jackson (left) at the scene of both crimes and driving a stolen car that belonged to the first victim.Jackson was arrested and booked into the Turner-Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami-Dade County, where he was being held without bond.last_img read more