Reading the Map: Addressing the Challenges Only Way Forward

first_imgThe second day of the Offshore WIND Conference, chaired by Mike Blanch – Associate Director at BVG Associates – started with this morning’s session called “Future forecast: reading the map”, which addressed the path and challenges on the offshore wind road towards 2023, as well as up to 2050 and beyond. Discussing innovation within the industry until 2050 during his welcoming speech, Mike Blanch said: “Float and submerge will break the line between turbine size and vessel size, which will be a game-changer for the industry, resulting in lower CAPEX.”Reading the map and looking at how to push the offshore wind progress further, Daiva Matoniene, Rapporteur on revised renewable energy directive and the internal electricity market at European Committee of the Regions, said that research and development (R&D) needs funding that will help deliver solutions and get them to market quickly.Matoniene went on to emphasise the importance of the European Investment Advisory Hub. “Setting up an advisory hub must be a one-stop-shop to simplifying the whole project.”Regarding improvement of the policies related to offshore wind development, and the input from the industry itself with this regard, Daiva Matoniene said: “It is important to clearly define obstacles to growth to simplify procedures for funding.”Simon Dilks, Head of Nuclear and Renewables Innovation at the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), spoke about the DemoWind project. He wondered why the call for DemoWind 2 received less applications than the one for DemoWind 1, as the DemoWind 2 budget is still not entirely allocated.According to Dilks, the reason could be that the second call was launched shortly after the one for DemoWind 1.Since DemoWind is a European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) Cofund Action programme, Simon Dilks also looked at the consequence of the so-called Brexit in this light. “ERA-NET will now be more difficult for UK. We have a real interest to work with North Seas partners to do something like this again,” Dilks said.The session continued with Leo de Vrees, Senior Advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, first discussing the challenges with multi-use of space in the Netherlands by 2030 and installing thousands of turbines by 2050.De Vrees pointed out the significance of cooperation between the North Sea countries in installing offshore wind farms, further highlighting the North Sea Power Link island, a concept brought forward by TenneT. The concept saw the signing of an agreement for its development earlier this year by TenneT Germany, TenneT Netherlands, and Danish Energinet.dk.Here, Leo de Vrees said the Netherlands and Denmark are keen on constructing the island, however the UK still hasn’t delivered their opinion about it.Judging by what our speakers spoke about at the session, the only way to speed up offshore wind’s progress is to look at what is hindering it and to address that in the most productive way, which almost exclusively implies cooperation before anything else.Reporting: Amir Garanović, Tidal Energy Today; Editing: Offshore WIND Stafflast_img read more

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6 Negros Occ. LGUs get brand-new fire trucks

first_imgThe fire truck operators underwenttwo-day training before driving home the vehicles to Negros Occidental, Candidosaid. Aside from Bacolod, the five otherrecipients are cities of San Carlos, Talisay, Escalante, La Carlota, and municipalityof Pulupandan. Bacolod received a water tender firetruck that has a water capacity of 2,400 gallons (10,000 liters) and which willyield an increase in water capacity in times of fire suppression which meanslesser damage to properties. The rest of units have 1,000 gallons of watercapacity. BACOLOD City – Six local government units in Negros Occidental, including thiscapital city, have each received brand-new Isuzu fire trucks from the Bureau ofFire Protection (BFP) of the Department of Interior and Local Government. Ploteña joined Mayor Evelio Leonardiaduring the turnover while the mayors of the five other recipient-LGUs alsoreceived the units together with their respective fire chiefs. The six brand-new Isuzu fire trucks turned over by the Bureau of Fire Protection of the Department of the Interior and Local Government to the six local government units in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City. These were presented by the local BFP officials to Gov. Eugenio Jose Locsin in a ceremony held at the Capitol grounds in Bacolod on Feb. 17, 2020. Provincial fire marshal, SuperintendentPamela Rojane Candido and Bacolod city fire marshal, Chief Inspector PublioPloteña presented the firefighting vehicles to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson in aceremony held at the Provincial Capitol grounds. “We thank President Duterte and InteriorSecretary [Eduardo] Año for putting Bacolod among the top priority to receivethe much-needed equipment which will help the firefighting capabilities of ourBFP, and boost the development and progress of the city,” said Leonardia,national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, in an earlierstatement. With the arrival of the Isuzu unit,Bacolod, a highly-urbanized city, now has a total of 11 fire trucks. Atpresent, seven units are fully functional while the four are undergoingrehabilitation. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Former Super Eagles striker offers to assist Nigeria scout for talents

first_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day17 Mind-Blowing Makeovers By Makeup Artist Vanessa DavisThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets Former Super Eagles’ attacker, Peter Ijeh, has offered to help the country raise players from the grassroots that could be in the senior national team for a long time. Ijeh said he has the experience and eyes for good talents after getting his coaching badges in Europe and also worked with several academies in Europe. The former Malmo FF striker believes Nigeria has many talents who are yet to be discovered and he is willing to offer his services towards the course. “If they are groomed properly, they will become top-class players everywhere in the world. I have seen it, I have tested it and I conquered it during my time as a footballer,” Ijeh said in a podcast with Azerbaijan based Nigerian sports journalist, Johnpaul Nnamdi.Advertisementcenter_img “There are great talents but one has to really work hard to discover them and that is what we are missing. I started with age-grade football and I know the mentality of grassroots football. Once I get a raw talent and with my educational background, I can bring out the best in them and make them fulfill their dreams. read also:CAF Award: Nigeria living on past glory –Peter Ijeh “I want to discover the real talent and if we get it right with the age-grade category, definitely we will get it right in the U23 and so on.” Ijeh who played for IFK Gothenburg in Sweden has a UEFA Advanced Licensed Certificate from Swedish Football Federation. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Police need help with wanted man

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Marvin Phillip Ricketts, 34. Ricketts is charged with an allegation of Assisting a Criminal. If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local law enforcement agency, our office at (812) 663-8125 or anonymously at (812) 222-TIPS (8477).last_img

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PPP Loans to be accepted starting this morning

first_imgJovita Carranza, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin have announced that the Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30 AM from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower.  This will ensure that SBA has properly coded the system to account for changes made by the legislation.In a joint statement, “We encourage all approved lenders to process loan applications previously submitted by eligible borrowers and disburse funds expeditiously.  All eligible borrowers who need these funds should work with an approved lender to apply.  Borrowers should carefully review PPP regulations and guidance and the certifications required to obtain a loan.last_img read more

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Joshua plans title defence against Palev, Usyk

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua has welcomed plans for a title defence at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium against either Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk, but also said he wants to face Deontay Wilder before the end of 2020.Joshua regained his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles last week with a unanimous points decision against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia.His next fight is scheduled for April or May.Asked about the prospect of fighting at Tottenham’s stadium, Joshua said: “Why not? I don’t mind where it is. It’s good to be back on London soil so Tottenham, if that’s the case, I’ll be happy with that.”Kublev is the IBF’s mandatory challenger, while the WBO has Usyk ranked as its No1 challenger.JJoshua added: “Both of those guys are ranked No1. If I don’t fight those guys, I’d have to give up my belt.”Joshua’s win made amends for losing to Ruiz Jr previously in seven rounds in New York back in June, and the Londoner has his sights in two fights in 2020, the second planned to be Wilder.Of the potential Wilder match-up, Joshua told BBC Radio 2: “It has to happen in 2020. We’re in same division and era. If these guys want to make history, especially Wilder… let’s get it on, let’s make history.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaKubrat PulevOleksandr Usyklast_img read more

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Manchester City end EPL campaign with battering of Norwich City + final table

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Man City top players test positive for coronavirus Manchester City wrapped up their 2019/2020 English Premier League campaign with an emphatic 5-0 victory over already-relegated Norwich City on Sunday.The win was more fitting as it came in midfielder David Silva’s final league game for last season’s champions. Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus stabbed home the opener from close range in the 11th minute from Raheem Sterling’s low cross.That was after the England winger sparked panic on Norwich City’s right with a quick exchange of passes with Kevin de Bruyne.Belgium international Kevin De Bruyne added the second goal with a sumptuous strike just before half-time.He collected Kyle Walker’s pass on the edge of the box and curled the ball past Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul and into the top corner.Silva, who is out of contract at the end of the season, was involved in Manchester City’s third goal. He passed wide to De Bruyne, whose inch-perfect pass played in Sterling to slot home past Krul in the 79th minute.Substitute Riyad Mahrez heaped more misery on Norwich City in the 83rd minute with a right-footed strike into the bottom corner.De Bruyne then scored his second goal of the night in the 90th minute, curling a right-footed strike past the helpless Krul.Norwich, who ended the season with 10 league defeats in a row, had the ball in the Manchester City net in the eighth minute.But Onel Hernandez’s effort was ruled out for offside after a video review. Reuters/NAN.PosTeamPWDLGDPts1Liverpool (c)38323352992Man City38263967813Man Utd381812830664Chelsea382061215665Leicester City381881226626Tottenham3816111114597Wolves381514911598Arsenal381414108569Sheffield Utd3814121205410Burnley3815914-75411Southampton3815716-94912Everton38131015-124913Newcastle38111116-204414Crystal Palace38111017-194315Brighton3891415-154116West Ham3810919-133917Aston Villa389821-263518Bournemouth (R)389722-263419Watford (R)3881020-283420Norwich (R)385627-4921Tags: David SilvaGabriel Jesuskevin de bruyneManchester CityNorwich Citylast_img read more

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Wigan’s woes worsen

first_img Press Association Wigan started brightly and were the first side to create an opening as Antolin Alcaraz – who was replaced after 15 minutes due to injury – fired a low shot straight at Jussi Jaaskelainen. Hammers skipper Nolan had found the net just once since the turn of the year, but he had two half chances to open the scoring. Firstly he could not rise high enough to make meaningful contact with a Gary O’Neil corner before latching onto a free-kick and seeing his volley pushed clear by Wigan goalkeeper Joel Robles. Dead ball specialist Shaun Maloney put a 22-yard free-kick just over Jaaskelainen’s bar with both sides still in search of the opening goal. It came just four minutes later when Jarvis’ cross from the left flank evaded both Mohamed Diame and Nolan before sneaking inside Robles’ far post. West Ham then had strong claims for a penalty following an exchange of passes between Ricardo Vaz Te and Nolan, with James McCarthy appearing to trip Nolan as he prepared to shoot. The visitors came out attacking after the break with both Jordi Gomez and Arouna Kone having strikes at Jaaskelainen’s goal within two minutes of the re-start. Diame saw a dipping effort gathered by Robles just before the hour-mark before Joe Cole made his return from a hamstring injury, replacing Vaz Te on the wing. Wigan finally created a decent opportunity as Maynor Figueroa lofted a ball over the West Ham defence and Emmerson Boyce’s diving header was kept out by Jaaskelainen. That effort seemed to galvanise Roberto Martinez’s side and they dominated for the next 15 minutes, culminating with substitute James McArthur forcing a smart save out of the Finnish goalkeeper with 20 minutes remaining. Paul Scharner then headed straight at Jaaskelainen when free inside the area with the home fans starting to show their tension. But those worries were put to bed with a little over 10 minutes remaining as Nolan latched on to Andy Carroll’s pass to volley West Ham into a two-goal lead and score his seventh goal of the season. Carroll should have added a third himself after bursting into the area but he put his shot wide. Fresh from their midweek draw with Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United, the hosts scored once in either half to leave Wigan in the relegation zone and put another dent in the FA Cup finalist’s survival bid. A first Upton Park goal for Matt Jarvis and a Kevin Nolan volley secured the win which moved Sam Allardyce’s side into the top 10, although they were second best for much of the second half with the Latics unable to make their dominance pay. center_img The chances of another famous Wigan escape act took a severe blow as they were beaten 2-0 at West Ham. last_img read more

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Allardyce fuming at Johnson ‘dive’

first_img “I’ve seen it from four angles on the laptop and the assistant referee has made the wrong decision in my opinion. It wasn’t the referee’s decision because he couldn’t see from where he was because (his view) was obscured by three players.” But Allardyce was equally convinced that Dowd got it right when he waved away a strong spot-kick appeal in the second half after Hammers defender Winston Reid plainly handled a Santiago Vergini cross in the box. Allardyce added: “Handball has to be intentional and I don’t think it was intentional at all. Everybody thinks that when it hits somebody’s hand today it has to be a penalty, but it doesn’t.” Allardyce’s rather predictable reaction to the two most significant talking points of an otherwise forgettable encounter were mocked by Sunderland boss Gus Poyet. Poyet agreed with Allardyce that the penalty award might have been harsh but asked: “Have his (Allardyce’s) players never dived? The second one was a definite penalty and a manager can be more honest sometimes. Sometimes you get it and sometimes it is against you. “I thought it (the penalty) was a bit harsh. I didn’t think it was a penalty but I don’t think he dived. The defender was in front of him and he was stronger and bigger and when the referee gives the penalty you are not going to say no to it.” The Hammers drew level within five minutes when Stewart Downing lashed home from the right side of the Sunderland box but the game was also notable for an horrendous miss by Black Cats striker Jozy Altidore, who fluffed a shot from three yards with the goal at his mercy. Altidore’s goalscoring record for Sunderland now stands at one in 41 appearances and Poyet described the American as “devastated” by his howler in first half injury time. Poyet added: “I have never seen Jozy like that. But we’ve got a long week and a great game to play next week and if we win that nobody will remember today or the miss or whatever we have done in a different way. “If Jozy had scored you would have said it was a great decision to play him. I tried to say at him at half-time to look for the net and don’t keep thinking about that, but he needs a goal.” Johnson toppled under the challenge of James Tomkins in the 22nd minute and – despite minimal contact – referee Phil Dowd had no hesitation in awarding a spot-kick from which Jordi Gomez struck the opener. Allardyce said: “It’s a dive. I have to say, Johnno knew he was going nowhere – he knew it was going out of play – so (he thought) I’ll have a little fall down and make the referee make a decision, and it went in his favour. West Ham boss Sam Allardyce accused Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson of diving for a penalty after the two teams played out a frustrating 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Ten Trojans earn All-Century swim honors

first_imgTrojan athletes dominated the Pac-12 All-Century Men’s Swimming and Diving Team, which was announced Monday night. The list of 32 athletes included 10 Trojans — the most of any Pac-12 school. Stanford had seven athletes and Cal had five.Included on the list was Joe Bottom (1974-77), Bruce Furniss (1976-79), Murray Rose (1959-62), John Naber (1974-77), Lenny Krayzelburg (1997-98), David Wharton (1988-91), Steve Furniss (1971-75), Erik Vendt (2000-2003), Hongping Li (1986-89) and Brian Earley (1991-94). The selected Trojans represented a wide range of events, from long distance swimmers to platform divers.Nine of the 10 Trojans chosen for the team were Olympians and retired as well-decorated athletes. Rose was a six-time Olympic medalist who formerly held the world record for the 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyle. Naber was a five-time Olympic medalist with four golds who formerly held six world records, and now serves as an Olympic ambassador for the United States. Steve Furniss won a bronze medal in 1972 and held the record for the 200-meter individual medal until 1975, when his brother Bruce succeeded him. Krayzelburg won four gold medals in his time as an Olympic backstroker. He won three at the 2000 games in Sydney for the 100- and 200-meter backstroke as well as the 4×100 medley relay. In the 2004 Athens Olympics, Krayzelburg won another gold medal in the 4×100 medley relay. He also broke the world records for the 50-, 100- and 200-meter backstroke in 1999.Wharton also won a silver medal and held a world record for the 200- and 400-meter individual medley. Vendt brought home two silver medals and one gold from the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Li, who was a NCAA champion and two-time Olympian, is now in his 16th year as the head diving coach at USC. These athletes represent the highlights of the last century of USC swimming and diving, which has been a dominating force both nationally and internationally. Early was an NCAA champion platform diver in 1992 and 1994.The All-Century Team also named USC men’s swimming head coach Peter Daland as the Men’s Swimming and Diving Coach of the Century. In his legendary 35 years at USC, the Trojans won nine NCAA team championships and took second 11 times. Daland’s team also notched 17 league championships, and his swimmers won a combined 93 NCAA and 155 Pac-10 individual and relay titles. Out of those 35 years, he saw 20 undefeated seasons.Outside of USC, Daland coached the U.S. men’s swimming team for the 1972 Olympics and the women in 1964, leading the men to nine gold medals and the women to six golds. His All-Century Award serves as a crown jewel of a lifetime of accomplishments for the USC swim and dive program. The disctinctions USC earned as a whole cemented their place as the leader of the Pac-12 men’s swim and diving.last_img read more

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