Market trading areas to expand city-wide

first_imgEmail “New stalls must bring an additional variety of attractions.”UNDER active consideration at the moment is an extension of street trading in the city. Following on the popularity and success of the Milk Market and an expanding number of applications for street trading space, it is envisaged to create similar facilities in Bedford Row, Cruises and Nicholas Streets, Michael Street and Clancy Strand, as well as on Ellen Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Warning against competing against existing shops, Cllr Diarmuid Scully emphasised that new stalls must bring an additional variety of attractions.“If we extend across the city we must be careful we do not draw away from a market centre which does work – we have a successful market quarter and I think we need to invest in that first but we must also be conscious that we have rate payers who pay rents 354 days a year and we must ensure that they are not undermined by casual trading,” he said.Welcoming the development, which will require full ratification from the councillors, Mayor Jim Long said that established owners of city shops could also be encouraged to open temporary stalls in the market quarter.Under consideration is new casual trading space (for an estimated 50 stalls on Ellen Street as well as a designated area for craft and artisan trading near the Milk Market.In broadening the market area, the council must look beyond Saturday and Sunday trading, stressed Richard Rice, who represents the sectoral interest on the committee.“What type of conversations are taking place with potential new traders,” he asked and recommended that kiosks would offer positive opportunities.“They would act as a catalyst to get people into gourmet food and stalls should operate beyond Saturdays – however, a significant study is required.”Welcoming moves to expand market trading, city business man, Tony Connolly nevertheless has some reservations about expansion into different areas of the city.“I don’t think there is enough footfall in the city to sustain this and I also have concerns that counterfeit goods would be sold. However, I would really love to see an extension of the market into Ellen Street.”Emphasising the need to ensure that an extension of casual trading would not adversely affect established retailers, Cllr Scully cautioned:“I’d have a slight concern that we would extend it too far.” Facebook NewsLocal NewsMarket trading areas to expand city-wideBy admin – March 29, 2012 688 Previous article‘MILES’ charity rebrands as ‘FAMILIES’ to reflect demandNext articlePeople have their say in city renewal admin WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Print Advertisementlast_img read more

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Better Ways to Spend $100 Million in Taxpayer Dollars Than on Another ‘Clean Coal’ Experiment

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Hill:The Department of Energy has a new request for proposals (RFP) out for ideas on how to spend $100 million in federal money on “transformational coal technologies.”There’s a hurry-up-and-apply quality to the RFP, which has a deadline of Oct. 19.We think it is a transparent effort by Peabody Energy to get a federal subsidiary that would allow it to keep its endangered Kayenta Mine in Arizona on life support. The mine’s core customer is the nearby Navajo Generating Station, which is slated for closure in 2019 because the plant — like many coal-fired electricity generating facilities around the country — can no longer compete with electricity produced by natural gas and renewables.“Transformational coal technologies” is code for what is otherwise commonly pitched as “coal gasification,” a coal-industry experiment that has failed time and again at great expense to taxpayers, utility customers and investors. The record on such projects is dismal, and includes Southern Company’s Kemper plant in Mississippi, Duke Energy’s Edwardsport project in Indiana and the former FutureGen federal project in Illinois.Peabody would benefit in this instance by getting Department of Energy dollars to fund a gasification retrofit of Navajo Generating Station. Its potential partners, which include the Hopi and Navajo Nations, would not fare so well (the RFP requires a partnership arrangement that would have 20 percent of the total cost of the project come from non-federal sources).While the Department of Energy is in the business of funding speculative energy projects — that’s its job — this expenditure would be throwing away good money. “Clean coal” technology, as our research has shown, does not work.More: Energy Department shouldn’t waste $100M on ‘clean coal’ Better Ways to Spend $100 Million in Taxpayer Dollars Than on Another ‘Clean Coal’ Experimentlast_img read more

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Liverpool top Premier League spending on agent fees

first_imgLiverpool’s major deal over that period was the signing of Japan winger Takumi Minamino from Salzburg for £7.2 million in January.The club’s total agent spend was a reduction from nearly £44 million, which the Reds spent the previous year.Under FIFA rules, the FA has been publishing the total payments made by clubs in England’s top five divisions to agents for the last three years, as well as a list of every transfer, which involved an agent.Despite Liverpool’s reduction and the Premier League’s efforts to bring down the amount clubs spend on agents, the combined figures show an increase from £261 million to £263.3 million for the English top-flight. Liverpool have spent more than any other Premier League club on fees paid to players’ agents for the third successive year, according to figures released by the Football Association on Wednesday.The FA’s latest list covers the summer window in 2019 and the January 2020 transfer period.Over those two windows, Premier League leaders Liverpool spent £30.3 million ($37.6 million) on agent fees. Topics :center_img The top four spenders on agents, as in the two previous years, consisted of Liverpool, Manchester City, who spent £29 million, Manchester United, who paid £27.6 million, and Chelsea, whose total was £26.2 million.Everton, at £16.9 million, are the fifth biggest spenders on agents’ fees, with Arsenal, £13.6 million, West Ham, £13.2 million and Tottenham, £12.5 million, making up the top eight.Burnley’s £3.9 million spend was the lowest of the 20 Premier League clubs.last_img read more

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