World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens (Video)

first_imgThe 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm was officially opened on Thursday, 6 September, at a ceremony in Barrow in the north-west of England. The project, owned by Ørsted (50%) and its partners, the Danish pension funds PKA (25%) and PFA (25%), will thus leapfrog the 630MW London Array to become the world’s largest operational wind farm.Walney Extension features 40 MHI Vestas 8MW wind turbines and a further 47 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines installed across an area of 145km2 in the Irish Sea. The project becomes Ørsted’s 11th operational offshore wind farm in the UK.Construction of Walney Extension was co-ordinated from Ørsted’s West Coast Hub, at the Port of Barrow, which will now become home to the project’s operations and maintenance team. The West Coast Hub also services three further Ørsted offshore wind farms, Barrow, Walney and West of Duddon Sands.The completion of Walney Extension brings Ørsted’s total capacity operating out of Barrow up to 1.5GW. Ørsted’s ongoing operations and maintenance activities will support more than 250 direct jobs in the region, the company said.“The UK is the global leader in offshore wind and Walney Extension showcases the industry’s incredible success story,” Matthew Wright, Ørsted UK Managing Director, said.”The project, completed on time and within budget, also marks another important step towards Ørsted’s vision of a world that runs entirely on green energy. The North-West region plays an important role in our UK offshore wind operations and our aim is to make a lasting and positive impact here.”Video: Ørstedlast_img read more

Embarrassing Accounting in Australia

first_imgThe big news yesterday was that the vote on gay marriage to be held in Australia will cost half a billion dollars. Wow! But where did the accounting firm (PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia (PwC)which is a public supporter of gay marriage – take note) get that figure?As an accounting graduate, PWC are on $281m for the TIME OF THE COST OF VOTING (yes – the money you could be earning at work instead of exercising your democratic right), and $20m for MENTAL HEALTH HARMS to 50,000 LGBTI Australians.(yes – democracy and public debate causes mental harm – apparently.)Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!Imagine if PWC priced a general election? Most countries would be bankrupt!As an accounting graduate, PWC are embarrassing.But when you hear the NZ media repeat the $500m figure, ignore them. read more

People’s right to confidentiality must be respected

first_img Sharing is caring! 29 Views   no discussions Tweet Share LocalNews People’s right to confidentiality must be respected by: – August 23, 2011center_img Dr. Valda Henry. (file photo)The Chief Executive Officer of a local consulting firm here is calling on nurses to refrain from abusing the special privileges afforded to them.Dr Valda Henry of VF Inc made the remarks at a ceremony yesterday to mark the fifty forth anniversary of the Dominica Nurses Association under the theme “Embracing Ethics over Privilege.”She told nurses that they must be held accountable for actions and omissions in their practice and must always be able to justify their decisions, and that people’s right to confidentiality must be respected.“As nurses you have special privileges, access to clients’ confidential information, even when people will not admit to themselves what they have, you know. That’s a privilege that must be taken with utmost responsibility. Trust is a very funny thing. You cannot demand trust, you have to earn it,” she said,Meantime, President of the Dominica Nurses Association, Julie Blaize told nurses that they must uphold the ethical practices of their profession.“There are many privileges that we have as nurses; therefore we must be mindful that what we say and what we do in these capacities, that the ethical principles of justice are always our main priority,” she said.Blaize asked nurses to examine themselves to determine whether they are meeting the ethical standards of the profession.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharelast_img read more

September 7, 2018 Police Blotter

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Yorke: I was top scorer Ferguson still demanded more from me

first_img However, Sir Alex, a man renowned for his meticulously high standards, demanded more from Dwight, and was willing to try anything to further motivate his frontman. “In the first season I scored 29 goals, in the second year I scored 26, and the gaffer said to me ‘you’re a failure’,” Yorke reflected on the video call. “I was top scorer again and we won the Premier League, but he said I was a failure. But you look back and I get where he was coming from. This is where you need to push yourself even further by getting more than 29. “You look at Messi and Ronaldo and that’s the kind of levels he’s trying to push you to, but I didn’t see it then. Finishing as the top scorer with 26 goals was very rewarding for me, but the gaffer wasn’t too pleased. “Then in my third year, I had 14 goals from 22 starts, which is not a bad return. But that wasn’t good enough at United. That was the level the manager was demanding of you and I get it now.” Yorkie is most fondly remembered by United fans for the part he played in our Treble-winning campaign, a season when he and striker partner Andy Cole struck fear into the hearts of defenders at home and abroad. Dwight netted 29 times in 51 appearances during his maiden term at the Reds but was actually disappointed with that haul. Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Astonishing Wonders Hidden Deep In Sea5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protests8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes “I should have scored more goals. I was disappointed I only scored 29 goals, even though that was unbelievable in my first year,” Yorke told presenter Stewart Gardner and regular hosts Ben Thornley, Wes Brown, Danny Webber, and David May. “I think the manager robbed me of a few games when I felt I should have played and could have scored goals,” Yorke added, with a chuckle. “He substituted me when I was on the verge of scoring a hat-trick. I was on two goals and he takes me off to have a rest! You look back and think ‘bloody hell, gaffer, you robbed me of a few goals over the years’.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “But it’s not about me, it’s about the team and he knows what is best for us as a unit and that’s what matters. “When you achieve that kind of level in your first year, where do you go from there? Because everything you do after that is pretty much a failure,” the 48-year-old continued. read also:Cole’s ‘surprise’ phone calls inspired me more after I joined Man Utd “But we went on to win three Premier Leagues in a row and we’re the only club to ever do that. That hardly ever gets a mention, until [Manchester] City tried to follow it this year. “We had a high level of success over that time, so it was hard to live up to that all the time. But I have no regrets over those years. It was just a wonderful time in my life and I’m very grateful to anyone who played a part in that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Manchester United striker, Dwight Yorke, spent four years at Old Trafford and netted more than any of his team-mates during his first season at the club – our 1998/99 Treble-winning campaign – before achieving the same feat again the following year. Loading… last_img read more

Jones to pay for damaging Whelan’s car

first_img Jones revealed he had spoken to team-mates on Saturday, including Whelan, after he found a pig’s head wrapped in his clothes at the club’s training ground on Friday. The 28-year-old reacted by smashing Whelan’s windscreen, but he was left to apologise and offer to pay for the damage after the Republic of Ireland international insisted he was not involved in the prank. Addressing the issue on his Twitter page, Jones wrote: “First off for all the people saying this had anything to with racism I’m not endorsing that. Secondly i’ve apologised to glen Whelan for the destruction of his property.” Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones has apologised to team-mate Glenn Whelan after smashing his car windscreen in a mistaken act of retribution for a training-ground prank which went wrong. He added: “For all the people that think that the pigs head wrapped in my clothes was banter great so is the broken window. “As far as tension in the squad there’s nun (sic) myself and whelan had our thrash out and he said it wasnt him so I apologised n im paying for it. “As for the person who did it no one has come fwd n apologised to me so I guess the joke was gd then. “But as I said if you have the belly to take banter to that level be willing to accept the reaction. Thats final no more comments.” Stoke revealed on Friday they will investigate the matter but they are yet to make a statement as to whether any player will be punished for the incident, which came ahead of their final game at Southampton on Sunday, with Jones revealing the culprit was still yet to come forward. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Actor Danny Masterson Charged with Raping Three Women

first_imgDeputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller of the Sex Crimes Division, who is prosecuting the case, says all of the alleged crimes took place at the actor’s home.Masterson’s arraignment is scheduled for September 18.If he is convicted as charged, Masterson faces a possible maximum sentence of 45 years to life in state prison.The district attorney’s office adds that it declined to file sexual assault charges against Masterson in two other cases, one due to insufficient evidence, and the other based upon the statute of limitations for the alleged crime. Actor Danny Masterson was charged Wednesday with forcibly raping three women during separate incidents between 2001 and 2003.Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that Masterson is being charged with three counts of rape by force or fear.The 44-year-0ld actor from “That ’70s Show” is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman between January and December of 2001, according to the district attorney’s office.In April 2003, he allegedly raped a 28-year-old woman.Masterson is also accused of raping a 23-year-old woman he had invited to his Hollywood Hills home sometime between October and December 2003.Actor Charged With Raping Three Women @LAPDHQ #LADAOffice— Jackie Lacey (@LADAOffice) June 17, 2020last_img read more

Jaguars hopefuls commence outdoor training

first_imgDESPITE some light showers for the most part of yesterday morning, members of the Guyana Jaguars training squad had their first outdoor training, under the guidance of head coach Esaun Crandon, assistant coach Rayon Griffith, Michael Hyles Franco and Clive Grimmond at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.The players went through their regular fitness drills along with a number of routine exercises.The biggest concern for the squad in terms of preparation remains the weather, but Griffith isLeon Johnson is assisted by Clive Grimmond during his training yesterday.optimistic that the players will make full use of whatever outdoor preparations are made available.The Guyana Jaguars will do battle in Group B of the Super50 which runs from January 24 to February 18 in Antigua and Barbados.Group B comprises last year losing finalists Barbados Pride, Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners, Jamaica Scorpions and ICC Americas.Meanwhile, title-holders Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Windward Islands Volcanoes, the West Indies U-19s, and visiting English County Kent Spitfires have been installed in Group A.last_img read more

NCAA members, Atlanta mayor announce start of Final Four

first_imgATLANTA — The press conference announcing the final stretch of an event called March Madness was much more low key than its name would suggest.High-ranking members of the NCAA, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, U.S. Ambassador for the United Nations Andrew Young and others who helped bring the Final Four to Atlanta spoke to a crowd of about 50 people, most of who were with the media, at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Georgia World Congress Center. Syracuse plays Michigan on Saturday at 8:49 p.m. in the Georgia Dome for a chance to advance to the national championship.“We’re going to have some of the best college basketball in the United States of America over the next few days,” Reed said. “I couldn’t be more excited.”People who spoke at the press conference discussed what the event means to the city in the short and long term, as well as charitable efforts related to the Final Four.After thanking the NCAA and partners such as the Georgia Institute of Technology and Coca-Cola Co., Reed talked about the economic effects of the Final Four for the city. Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson and John Rutledge, vice president of market unit sales operations for Coca-Cola, addressed the crowd before Reed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textReed said more than 100,000 people are expected to travel to Atlanta for the Final Four games, which is expected to generate $70 million in economic activity for places such as hotels and restaurants.“This tournament brings energy and excitement,” he said. “And you can feel it when you go outside.”Earlier in the press conference, Dan Gavitt, vice president of men’s basketball championships for the NCAA, talked about the significance of holding the 75th NCAA Tournament in Atlanta. This year also marks the first time the Division-II and Division-III championship games are being played in the same city.Gavitt said 7,500 pairs of shoes and 2,500 food boxes will be distributed to people in need throughout Atlanta with the help of local groups. The NCAA will work with another group to refurbish a local community center, he said.“We, along with the local organizing committee at the NCAA, are excited to leave a lasting legacy here in Atlanta through a number of initiatives,” he said.Young, the U.S. ambassador for the U.N. and a civil rights activist, was the last person to speak at the conference. He spoke freely, not reading from a prepared speech.Young spoke about the role of sports in society, which he said extends “far beyond that which anything anybody could imagine.” He cited the ability for a table tennis match to change foreign policy, and then joked that if the North Koreans played basketball, problems could be solved very quickly.Another example of the effect of sports in society he provided was with the civil rights movement, saying Martin Luther King Jr. “grew up” in the Butler Street YMCA.“Even in our movement, and particularly as we went around the country trying to organize young people for nonviolent activities, we found that the only way you could catch up with them was quite often on a basketball court,” Young said. “And they wouldn’t listen to you until you got in the game with them.”He ended the conference by going back to the positive effects the tournament will have on the city.Said Young: “Here for the next few days, the world will be focused on Atlanta, as much as it has, I think, since the Olympics in 1996.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 5, 2013 at 1:46 am Contact Dylan: | @dylan_segelbaumlast_img read more

Syracuse looks to limit turnovers heading into ACC tournament

first_imgBefore every game, Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman writes a list of goals for his team on the chalkboard in the locker room.Forty percent from the field. Twenty offensive rebounds. No one-and-ones.The last is most important.Fewer than 12 turnovers for the whole game.“It’s huge, because if you don’t get shots, if you don’t get possessions, then you can’t score,” Hillsman said. “Our goal at the beginning of the year, our motto was, ‘Get a shot every time.’”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlthough Syracuse has committed 14.3 turnovers per game this season, it’s averaged just 8.5 over the last four games. While protecting the ball has been a problem for the Orange for long stretches this season, that has subsided at the right time.Syracuse (21-8, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) will need to continue the trend when it begins the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C., this weekend. SU plays its first game Thursday at 11 a.m. against Clemson (13-18, 4-12), and needs to win four games in four days to win the conference championship.“We don’t really think, ‘Oh we can’t turn the ball over.’ It’s more of a habit of, ‘We can’t give the ball to this team,’” sophomore guard Brittney Sykes said. “We realize that those turnovers are unnecessary and they can lose us games, and right now you don’t want to lose games.”Before the Orange went on this clean stretch of play, giving up extra possessions was a huge problem.It averaged 19.2 turnovers in a five-game stretch, culminating in a 24-turnover performance against No. 2 Notre Dame on Feb. 9 in which SU lost by 37.Sykes said Syracuse was turning the ball over without too much pressure from the defense, which made it change up its approach.“We were turning the ball over on top of them turning us over,” Sykes said. “You can control your team, the other team can’t. You can control where the ball goes, where to pass it to.”One root of the turnover struggles was that Syracuse likes to play a fast-paced game and get out in transition. It’s been a theme for the Orange all season. But while fast-paced play often leads to sloppy play, the Orange showed flashes of brilliance.Against Clemson on Jan. 23, an 18-0 run powered a second-half comeback. Three days later, it was another 18-0 run that turned a seven-point deficit into an 11-point lead against Virginia.Those runs are what Sykes calls “fast and clean” basketball, and it’s something Syracuse has done a lot of in the past two weeks — scoring, pressing and not giving the ball up.“Some people may look at you and think, ‘What do you mean fast and clean?” Sykes said. “ You can play fast, but you still have to think and know, ‘OK, if the ball’s going here, who’s open?’ You’ve got to think fast and you have to think clean basketball.“If we keep doing that, it’s easy money for us.”Senior point guard Rachel Coffey said the key for Syracuse, whether it’s playing fast or not, is to remain patient, something that she believes her team has done a good job of recently.“We just know we have to play our game,” Coffey said. “We can’t force things. When we force things, that’s when we get out of our game.”Hillsman said there’s no reason for his team to force things, and no reason that his team can’t run and play clean basketball.He’s seen it all season. And with the stretch run of one of the best seasons in Hillsman’s tenure coming up, he still only emphasizes one goal when his team takes the court.“Get down the court,” Hillsman said. “And get a shot every possession. It’s not a big coaching strategy. It’s just about emphasizing what you want.” Comments Published on March 6, 2014 at 12:00 am Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more