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DNV GL to Certify Dutch Offshore Wind Site Studies

first_imgDNV GL Denmark A/S has won a contract to provide the certification of site studies for the Hollandse Kust (west) and Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden wind farm zones in the Dutch North Sea.The contracting authority, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), plans to conclude a contract for the certification of the site studies with a term of five years, with a one-year renewal option.The value of the contract is EUR 386,565.The 1.4GW Hollandse Kust (West) and the 700MW Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (North of the Wadden Sea Islands) are two of the three offshore wind zones identified in the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030, which looks to add further 7GW of offshore wind capacity in the Dutch North Sea from 2024 to 2030.The tenders for the new wind farm zones will be opened from 2021 onward, starting with the Hollandse Kust (West), and the wind farms are expected to be commissioned between 2024 and 2030.Back in 2017, DNV GL awarded RVO.nl with a certificate for the quality of site studies undertaken at the Hollandse Kust (zuid) sites I and II ahead of the tendering procedure.DNV GL Danmark A/S also won a contract by Ørsted to provide project certification services and to evaluate whether the assessment of the site conditions at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind zone had been carried out and documented adequately.last_img read more

Family First’s Bob McCoskrie on Radio Live re P decriminalisation.

first_imgYour Sunday (with Ryan Bridge) Radio Live Sundays 10am – 2pmThis week Ryan debates Bob McCoskrie from Family First on the war drugs and if legalisation is a serious alternative.Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Should New Zealand follow Portugal and decriminalise drugs?Newshub 26 Feb 2017The architect of Portugal’s drug policy has rejected suggestions from anti-drug campaigners here in New Zealand that decriminalisation doesn’t work.…Bridge supports decriminalisation, writing in a column for Newshub the ‘War on Drugs’ was over – and law enforcement lost.Family First chief Bob McCoskrie told RadioLIVE there never had been a war.“I think there has been a little bit of a battle,” he said, saying there was “no reason” for New Zealand to follow Portugal’s lead.“What do we mean by decriminalisation? What do we mean by legalisation? They are different, but we would argue they send the same message – either we approve of methamphetamine use and therefore we don’t have a problem with it, and don’t need to discourage it ; or we do need to discourage it, and therefore we need the weight and force of the law.”He rejected Mr Goulão’s claims use was down, because “legality has a huge effect on consumption”, so consumption surely had risen.“Marijuana is illegal. The use is minimal compared to smoking”.And while Mr Goulão doesn’t believe the substance itself was unimportant when it came to helping addicts, Mr McCoskrie sees a huge difference between heroin and methamphetamine, and alcohol.“It’s very easy for you or I to have a glass of wine together and not have any problems, but if we were to get into methamphetamine, it would be very different,” he explained.“You just have to talk to any family that has been impacted by P, and they will do anything and everything to keep that drug out of their house and away from their family.”An argument often made by decriminalisation supporters is that it would take business away from the gangs. Mr McCoskrie says this has not happened anywhere that drugs like marijuana have been decriminalised or legalised.“Gangs are still making huge money in Colorado [while the] Government is responsible for the social cost of the increased usage.”http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/02/should-new-zealand-follow-portugal-and-decriminalise-drugs.htmllast_img read more

Serie A postpones five games over coronavirus

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Five Serie A matches scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus in Italy. The matches, including Juventus’ hugely-anticipated clash against Inter Milan, had initially been scheduled to take place behind closed doors. However, in a statement, Serie A officials said the affected matches have all now been rescheduled for May 13. This weekend’s matches in the top two divisions in Switzerland had already been postponed after the government banned all events involving more than 1,000 people. FIFA president Gianni Infantino promised on Friday to do whatever is necessary to help combat the continued spread of the virus. Speaking in Belfast ahead of the annual general meeting of the International Football Association Board, Infantino said: “The health of persons is much more important than any football game. “That’s why we have to look at the situation and hope that it will decrease rather than increase. “At the moment it looks like it is still increasing. If games have to be postponed or played without spectators until it is over, then we have to go through that.” Meanwhile global football players’ union FIFPro has revealed fears among its members of being made to play in “high-risk environments” due to the virus. “FIFPRO is concerned for the safety of players who may be exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the danger of football acting as a vehicle to spread disease,” its statement read. Meanwhile Danish cyclist Michael Morkov has been cleared to race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships after two individuals suspected of having the coronavirus at the UAE Tour tested negative for the disease. Morkov, 34, had spent 34 hours in isolation in Berlin after travelling to the German capital from the UAE Tour, where he contested the opening four stages before leaving the race early. The final two stages of that race were cancelled on Thursday night when two members of staff on the race developed symptoms suggesting they could have the virus, and riders and staff on the race remain under lockdown in Abu Dhabi. But after the Abu Dhabi Department of Health issued a statement on Saturday saying the first 167 tests had come back negative, the UCI said Morkov was free to race as normal in Berlin. Next month’s World Triathlon Series event in Abu Dhabi has become the latest to be postponed as a precautionary measure. The event was due to take place from March 5 to 7 in the city, which has reported new cases of the virus. Event organisers said they still hoped to reschedule the event to take place later in March or April.Tags: CoronavirusGianni IfantinoSerie ASwitzerlandlast_img read more

Woman hospitalized after bitten by alligator in Palm Beach County

first_imgA woman was hospitalized after being bitten by an alligator in Palm Beach County, Thursday morning.According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the attack occurred around 10 a.m. inside the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge.The victim, an adult woman, was taken to a local hospital with a leg injury.She was not a trauma alert, officials said.The unidentified victim’s condition and whether the gator has been captured is unclear at this time.#BreakingNewsPerson bitten by an alligator inside the Arthur R Marshall Wildlife Refuge @PBCFR on location, 1 injured being transported to hospital pic.twitter.com/Mi8iDLsCIx— PBC Fire Rescue (@PBCFR) September 5, 2019 This story is developing.last_img read more

Officials Capture 11-Foot Burmese Python Swimming Off South Florida Coast

first_imgResearchers also believe that pythons have swum across the open saltwater of Florida Bay from around the Everglades to islands in the Florida Keys. Wildlife officials in South Florida say they captured a giant Burmese python swimming about a mile off the coast of Biscayne Bay on Friday.The snake is categorized as an invasive species which has damaged our state’s swampland ecosystem. For example, foxes and cottontail rabbits have “effectively disappeared.”The one posted on Biscayne National Park’s Facebook page measured 11 feet long and weighed 31 pounds. Officials used a net to capture it.last_img read more

U.S. saw its highest number of mass killings on record

first_imgThe deadliest attack was the shooting at an El Paso Walmart that killed 22 people in August. Of this 41 mass killings, 33 were mass shootings. More than 210 people were killed. That is the highest number of mass killings in the U.S.,however, in 2017 there were more deaths from mass killings.  In 2019, there were a total of 41 mass killings, according to a database gathered by The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University. Walmart shooting in El Paso among deadliest gun massacres in US historylast_img read more

Udayan Mane bags TATA Steel Tour Championship

first_imgJamshedpur: The 2019 TATA Steel PGTI season had a fitting finale as the battle for the season-ending TATA Steel Tour Championship went down to the wire at the Golmuri Golf Course with multiple contenders in the fray in the dying stages of the tournament. But it was the Pune-based Udayan Manes “steely resolve’ that helped him triumph in ‘Steel City’ at the Rs. 1.5 crore event by a slim one-shot margin.Mane’s (67-66-64-65) determined final round effort of seven-under-65 saw him establish a new PGTI record for the lowest tournament total as he closed the week with a jaw-dropping 26-under-262.It was Mane’s eighth professional title and his second win on the PGTI this season. The impressive winning cheque worth Rs 22,50,000 catapulted Mane from ninth to third place in the Final PGTI Order of Merit for 2019.Kolkata-based Indian star SSP Chawrasia (63-67-65-68), who was leading by two shots till the 14th hole, carded a 68 on day four and thus had to settle for second place with another outstanding total score of 25-under-263.An ecstatic Udayan, said: “I’m pretty pleased with the entire season having registered two wins. I started the year well but then had a rocky road from March to September. But that lean phase helped me learn a lot about myself and my golf swing and that in turn led to my better performances late in the year at Kensville (PGTI) and in Mauritius (Asian Tour).”Chiragh Kumar’s flawless 67 helped him gain two spots and finish tied third, two strokes behind Chawrasia. Aman Raj also took a share of third after an eventful 71 that saw him make an eagle, five birdies, a bogey, a double-bogey, and a triple-bogey. IANSAlso Read: Udayan Mane sets the pace in round one of Chief Minister’s Meghalaya Open GolfAlso Watch: Anti-CAA protests: AASU and Artistes Society of Assam jointly conducts protest meeting in Sualkuchilast_img read more

EWU looks to extend streak vs N. Arizona

first_imgEWU looks to extend streak vs N. Arizona Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorthern Arizona (15-10, 9-7) vs. Eastern Washington (18-8, 11-4)Reese Court, Cheney, Washington; Saturday, 5:05 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Eastern Washington looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Northern Arizona. In its last five wins against the Lumberjacks, Eastern Washington has won by an average of 13 points. Northern Arizona’s last win in the series came on March 4, 2017, a 76-61 victory. TEAM LEADERSHIP: Cameron Shelton and Brooks DeBisschop have led the Lumberjacks. Shelton is averaging 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists while DeBisschop is putting up 12.1 points and eight rebounds per game. The Eagles have been anchored by seniors Mason Peatling and Jacob Davison. Peatling has averaged 17 points and 8.8 rebounds while Davison has put up 18.2 points per game.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Peatling has directly created 44 percent of all Eastern Washington field goals over the last three games. The senior forward has 22 field goals and 13 assists in those games.ASSIST RATIOS: The Eagles have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Lumberjacks. Eastern Washington has 57 assists on 80 field goals (71.3 percent) over its past three outings while Northern Arizona has assists on 48 of 78 field goals (61.5 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Eastern Washington is ranked sixth among all Division I teams with an average of 81.3 points per game.___ Associated Press center_img For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 21, 2020last_img read more

Syracuse football soundbites: Scott Shafer discusses 4th day of camp

first_img Comments Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer addressed the media Wednesday evening, and here are the audio highlights including an opening statement about the day, praise for hybrid Ben Lewis and more.OpeningShafer on awarding sophomore kicker Cole Murphy, sophomore center Donnie Foster and junior tight end Cameron MacPherson scholarshipsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer on Ben Lewis and his adjustment to hybrid roleShafer on the third linebacker competition between sophomores Parris Bennet and Jonathan Thomas, and senior Oliver Vigille Published on August 13, 2015 at 2:38 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jessecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

AFCON 2015: Gabonese referee to officiate Ghana -Equatorial Guinea clash

first_imgCAF has made a disputable decision by appointing controversial Gabonese referee Eric Arnaud Otogo-Castane to take charge of Ghana’s crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final match against hosts Equatorial Guinea on Thursday.The divisive appointment of the match official from neighboring Gabon comes just two days after the referee in Equatorial Guinea’s match favoured the host nation by awarding a dubious penalty which helped the home side to edge past Tunisia to reach the last four.This has raised suspicions that the referees favour the home side Equatorial Guinea and with the referee coming from their neighboring country Gabon,  the misgivings by Ghana football fans could be right.Eric Arnaud Otogo Castane will be assisted by Abdelhak Etchiali of Algeria as the assistant referee 1 while Jerson Emiliano dos Santos of Angola will be the assistant referee 2.Nigerien Yahaya Mahamadou will be the assistant referee 3 while Mehdi Abid Charef of Algeria will be the reserve referee.Marcel Njipendi Kuotu from Cameroon will be referee assessor, with Mauritanian Massa Diarra as general coordinator and Khaled Lemkecher from Tunisia as assistant general coordinator. Referee Eric Otogo-Castane has already courted controversy in this tournament as Tunisian FA lodged a formal complaint to Caf over his performance in their match against Cape Verde for the penalty he awarded the latter.There were question marks over whether Ben Youssef’s challenge was in the box and how much contact was made but referee Otogo-Castane pointed to the spot.However, the referee did superbly to spot that Ali Maaloul’s foul on Heldon in the 38th minute was just outside the box with Cape Verde appealing for a penalty.The 39-year-old was in charge when Ghana faced Mali in the 2013 Nations Cup third-place playoff.The Black Stars, whose last triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations was in 1982, dismissed Guinea’s Syli Nationale 3-0 in one of the quarter-finals on Sunday – a match also superintended by Pinnick. The National Lightning (Equatorial Guinea National Team’s nickname) stunned Tunisia 2-1 in Bata on Saturday and know they have a mountain to surmount against the four –time winners at Estadio Nuevo do Malabo.05 February 2015, 20:00 CETSemifinal, MalaboGhana – Equatorial GuineaReferee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)Assistant Referee 1: Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria)Assistant Referee 2: Jerson Emiliano dos Santos (Angola)Fourth Official: Mehdi Abid-Charef (Algeria)Reserve Assistant Referee: Yahaya Mahamadou (Niger)CAF Referee Assessor: Marcel Njipendi Kuotu (Cameroon)last_img read more