Inter-array and cable protection replacement wanted at DanTysk wind farm

first_imgVattenfall said it had conducted ROV surveys at the DanTysk site revealing a variety of anomalies at the inter-array cables and CPS. DanTysk comprises 80 Siemens 3.6 MW turbines installed some 70km west of the island of Sylt. The wind farm was fully commissioned in April 2015. Works are planned to be carried out between March and May 2021. The tender also concerns cable protection system (CPS) replacement, including the design, supply and installation of CPS and CPS stabilization. Vattenfall has issued a tender for inter-array cable replacement at the DanTysk offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The winner will be awarded the replacement of 13 to 24 cables and the stabilization of 100 to 125 cable-ends/CPS. The deadline for submitting applications for the tender is 4 September by 12:00 local time.last_img read more

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Ex-prostitutes call for law change

first_imgStuff.co.nz 22 November 2013Former prostitutes and their advocates are calling for clients of sex workers to be prosecuted, saying the decriminalisation of the industry has failed them.Freedom from Sexual Exploitation director Elizabeth Subritzky told Parliament’s justice and electoral committee the only solution to the damage that prostitution caused, and the violence it created, was to prosecute buyers of sexual services through a reform of prostitution laws.The Prostitution Reform Act decriminalised brothels, escort agencies, and soliciting when it narrowly passed into law by one vote in 2003.The act not only encouraged more men to buy sex, but transformed prostitution into an acceptable, even attractive job for young, poor women in New Zealand, Subritzky said.The petition, with 2910 signatures, calls for a law change which will make the purchase of sexual services illegal, extending the existing law which enables clients of underage prostitutes to be prosecuted.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9428778/Ex-prostitutes-call-for-law-changelast_img read more

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Small Business Development; the solution to the Global Financial Meltdown

first_img Share 21 Views   no discussions Share Share Executive Director of the NDFD, Mr Ronald Knight.The nurturing of small businesses has been cited as one of the leading solutions to the recent global financial meltdown.Executive Director of the National Development Foundation of Dominica (NDFD), Mr Ronald Knight believes that the recent financial meltdown in the United States did not come about as a result of small business’ failure but because of the International Banks business’ failure.He said that these larger financial institutions have now seen the need to lead the way in business development by providing greater support to small businesses.He said that this is just one of the reasons why the NDFD has implemented a Small Business Support Services Unit, to assist in that regard.Under this unit, the NDFD will provide assistance in basic business plans, preparing financial statements, marketing plans, among other services. “We will be offering business plans, marketing plans, we will be offering financial services in terms of financial statements, cash flow statement in addition to monitoring your business, we will be doing record keeping and book keeping for our clients. So if you want to start your own business you can just come in with the idea, we will assist you in developing a business plan, in addition we will assist you in monitoring your business over a period of time.”He added that, “NDFD will be providing record keeping, ensuring that your receipt and invoices are kept in an appropriate manner and book keeping services as well and we will also assist you in providing financial statements. We look forward to working with small groups and associations, small business people to ensure that not only their businesses benefit but the country as a whole develops because we believe that small business is the engine for growth in our small economy”. Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! LocalNews Small Business Development; the solution to the Global Financial Meltdown by: – September 14, 2011last_img read more

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Arthur Simon, 84

first_imgArthur J. Simon, Jr., 84, of Osgood passed away at 6:40am Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at his home. He was born near Osgood on May 9, 1932 the son of Arthur Sr. and Eva Tunny Simon. He was married to Dolores Barhorst on June 15, 1954 and she survives. Other survivors include five sons Gary (Marla), David (Lavonne), Chris (Jackie), Randal (Rita), and Greg (Becky) Simon all of Osgood; three daughters Marilyn Linville of Osgood, Cheryl (Roger) Meyer of Greensburg, and Marcia (Ritchie) Moore of Goshen, Kentucky; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; three brothers Charles (Lucille) Simon and Gene (Patty) Simon both of Osgood, and Dale (Bonnie) Simon of Bennington; four sisters Mary Gilland and Amelia (Louis) Wolter both of Osgood, Linda (Tim) Wissel of Greensburg, and Rita (Jim) Bedel of Westport. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Philip, and his brother Donald. Mr. Simon was a 1950 graduate of Osgood High School. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War where he served as a Signal Message Clerk with the 3rd Infantry Regiment from 1952 to 1954 and remained in the Army Reserves until 1960. For service to his country Arthur received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. In civilian life Arthur was a dairy farmer and had also worked at Arvins in Columbus, the Johnson Wholesale Group in Greensburg, BCA in Greensburg, and also the Napoleon Lumber Company. Arthur was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood, the Osgood American Legion, the Ripley County Farm Bureau, the NRA, and was an avid supporter of the Indiana Right to Life. He was also a member of the Father Bernard Voges Council 8487 Knights of Columbus at Osgood where was a two term Grand Knight and also had served as treasurer as well as a trustee. Arthur also belonged to the 4th Degree Bishop Simon Gabriel Brute Assembly 246 in Lawrenceburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 10am at the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion. Visitation will be Friday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Southeast Indiana Right to Life, Gibault School, or the St. John Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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Paddy Jackson ruled out of Argentina tour

first_imgPaddy Jackson will miss Ireland’s summer tour to Argentina due to a stress fracture in his lower back. Madigan was scheduled to tour Romania with the Emerging Ireland squad after Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt opted to take just two fly-halves to Argentina. Now the 25-year-old will replace Jackson for the Tests against Argentina in Resistencia on June 7 and Tucuman on June 15. Schmidt has rested a host of frontline stars for the summer tour, but resisted the temptation to hand Racing Metro fly-half Johnny Sexton a break. Ulster and Ireland hope rest will resolve Jackson’s issue, and are keen to avoid the 22-year-old having to undergo surgery. Jackson is expected to make a full recovery for the start of next season. The Ulster fly-half has been battling the problem for some time, but the injury has deteriorated and he will miss next month’s two-Test series against the Pumas. Leinster playmaker Ian Madigan has been handed an almost-immediate reprieve for the summer tour after failing to make the initial cut. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Hughes helped me choose – Sidwell

first_imgNew signing Steve Sidwell admits manager Mark Hughes was a significant factor in him choosing to agree a two-year deal with Stoke. “I was really impressed with the football Stoke played last season; the way they played against Fulham on the penultimate weekend of the season really had a wow factor about it and it led to a first-ever top-10 finish in the Premier League. “Then there’s the manager because he’s a man that I have the highest regard for. “He signed me for Fulham and I really enjoyed the time I worked with him there. “I like the way he asks his teams to play and his training sessions are good, which makes coming into work on a daily basis really enjoyable. “I’m really looking forward to the start of pre-season. I’ve had a holiday and feel really refreshed and ready for an exciting new phase of my career.” Sidwell will officially join on July 1, following Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley in completing a summer move to the Britannia Stadium. “Steve was much in demand following his release by Fulham and we are delighted to have won the race to secure his signature,” said chief executive Tony Scholes. “Mark Hughes signed him for Fulham and from talking to Steve I know how much he’s looking forward to working with him again. The 31-year-old was signed by the Welshman at former club Fulham and when the Cottagers released the midfielder following their Premier League relegation he was immediately a target for Hughes. “There were two factors behind my decision to join Stoke – the first being the fact that it’s a club that is really moving forward,” Sidwell told www.stokecityfc.com. “Like Phil Bardsley, Steve brings great experience to our squad and I’m sure he will prove to be an excellent addition to our squad.” Sidwell is relishing a new chapter in his career after the double devastation of being relegated and then released inside a couple of weeks. “Relegation was difficult to swallow, especially the way we went down,” he added. “We were, of course, relegated at the Britannia Stadium on a day when we didn’t really give it a go. We rolled over. “I had three and a half years at Fulham and it’s disappointing that my time with them ended on such a sour note with relegation but joining Stoke is a new chapter and I’m really looking forward to the future.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Other Sports Youth Olympic Games 2018: Haryana boy Akash Malik wins India’s first silver medal in archery

first_imgBuenos Aires: Akash Malik became India’s first silver-medallist in archery at the Youth Olympic Games, providing a fitting finale to the country’s best-ever campaign at the marquee event here. The 15-year-old son of a farmer lost a one-sided final to Trenton Cowles of the USA 0-6 as India concluded with three gold, nine silver, and one bronze at the event that was launched in 2010.Seeded fifth after qualification, the Haryana-boy was inconsistent in the summit clash against the 15th seed Cowles, who only shot in 10s and 9s to wrap it up easily on Wednesday night. In the three-setter, both the archers shot four perfect 10s, but Akash’s two wayward 6s in the first and the third set proved to be the decisive factor. The summit clash was held under windy conditions following light rains. Read More | Navratri: Maa Siddhidatri worshipped on ninth and final day of festival“I have trained in the wind, but here it was too much. I was waiting for an opportunity but he (Cowles) was stronger and I had no chance,” Akash told PTI. “I feel good but I lost the gold medal,” the 11th standard school-boy said after bettering Atul Verma’s feat of a bronze at the Nanjing edition of the Games in 2014.Akash took up archery six years ago after Manjeet Malik, a physical-trainer-turned-archery-coach, picked him during a trial. “One day my friends took me to a field where I saw kids aiming at a target with arrows. Mujhe laga woh shikaar kar rahe hain (I thought they were hunting something),” Akash said.Akash, who used to play cricket with his friends, developed a fascination for the ‘new-found sport’. “Mujhe laga mein kuchh kar sakta hoon (I thought I could do something),” he said. Akash’s father Narender Malik, who is into wheat and cotton farming, never wanted his son to join him at the fields. “Initially my parents dissuaded me as they wanted me to study to land up a government job. But after I started winning medals they have started backing me fully. They must be very happy now,” Akash, who will return to India with the contingent on Sunday, said.Also Read | Massive fire at commercial building in Mumbai’s Santacruz; rescue operations underway“Now I’ve to put in more effort and hope to qualify for Tokyo Olympics,” he said about his mission 2020.His coach Manjeet Malik said Akash’s ability to remain calm had impressed him. “He was very calm and composed and I thought he could shoot arrows steadily. He now shoots with confidence. It was raining as well when the final started,” the coach said. In 2014, Akash was part of the recurve boys team which won a gold medal at the mini national (under-14) archery championship in Vijayawada.Akash went on to clinch a gold medal in the Youth Olympics qualifying event last year. He also won a gold medal at Asia Cup Stage-I, two bronze in Asia Cup Stage-II and a silver and a bronze in the South Asian championship, in the last one year. “It’s indeed a proud moment for me and all the hard work is now paying off,” Malik, who has about 80 students at his private academy, said. Akash is currently enrolled by the Olympic Gold Quest and trains under South Korean coach Kim Hagyong at the Army Sports Institute in Pune.Making a solid start to the final, Akash started off with a 10 but then he shot a 6 in his second arrow and concluded the first set with another perfect 10. The American, on the other hand, remained consistent with scores of 10, 9, 9 to take the first set 28-26. Stepping up his game, Cowles shot two 10s and a 9 in the second set to win it 29-27. Under pressure in the third set, Akash shot another six that ruined his chances of a gold medal. He finished with two 10s but Cowles remained steady and sealed the issue 28-26 in the third set. Earlier, Akash finished in the last eight of the mixed international team event partnering Turkey’s Selin Satir. The duo lost in the quarter-finals to Thailand’s Aitthiwat Soithong and Argentina’s Agustina Sofia Giannasio.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Men’s hoops looks to rebound vs. NC State

first_imgWisconsin was out-rebounded against Notre Dame, an uncommon feat for Mike Bruesewitz and the usually-board-hungry Badgers.[/media-credit]A young college basketball season is all about flexing muscles and showing one’s teeth, and today, conference bragging rights are up for grabs as the Big Ten-ACC Challenge continues.The Big Ten is coming off of its first ever victory in the Challenge last season, highlighted by Wisconsin’s upset against eventual national champion Duke, 73-69, in the Kohl Center.This year, Wisconsin (4-2) welcomes North Carolina State (4-1) to Madison, hoping to put the Notre Dame loss behind them. Only one Big Ten team, Michigan State, holds a winning record in the Challenge, but with a win tonight, the Badgers will stand at 6-6.NC State, coached by Sidney Lowe, brings one of the nation’s rawest rosters with three freshmen starting alongside one sophomore and one senior.All told, the Wolfpack have just five upperclassmen on their roster, but only three receive a substantial amount of time on the floor.Though young, NC State boasts a roster full of highly touted freshmen. Lorenzo Brown leads NC State with 12.6 points and 4.2 assists per game, while the Wolfpack have collectively shot .454 from the field and .305 from the arc compared to Wisconsin’s .442 and .320, respectively.Despite their youthfulness, UW head coach Bo Ryan acknowledged the team’s athleticism and natural talent, saying they “can beat anyone in the country.”But when it comes to anticipating NC State’s game plan, Ryan, whose teams have always been able to slow down the pace of their opponent, expects nothing less from the Wolfpack than another attempt at running the Badgers up and down the court.“They’ll do that. Anybody that sees our team salivates. You know, if Pavlov rang a bell…” Ryan said. “People have been trying to run it down our throats for 10 years, it’s our job to stop them.”Slowing down the opposing offense is somewhat of a trademark for UW, which has finished in the NCAA’s top 10 in points allowed in each of the last four years. So far this year, the Badger ‘D” has remained as dependable as ever, allowing an average of 54 points per game, right on cue with years past.Only one team thus far has scored more than 60 points on UW, and Badger opponents have been held to shooting an average of just .387 and .351 this season.On the other side of the court, the Badgers have struggled to consistently shoot the ball well over their last three games in the Old Spice Classic. In all first halves, UW connected on just .318 of all shots while coming back in the second to hit .509 of all attempts.Ryan, however, doesn’t appear to be too worried about that trend as long his players concentrate on making “the next shot.”“We’ve played six games, half of them were on the road at a neutral site, and another one was on the road – a true road game,” Ryan said. “Sometimes some of these teams start out playing six or seven games at home, all those statistics start looking real flowery, and it can be deceiving.”“We’ll be streaky just like everyone else, there will be streaks one way or the other. You just got to eliminate the bad ones as much as you can and make the next shot.”Following the loss against Notre Dame, Ryan did, however, express some disappointment with the physicality of his team on the glass, which lost the rebound battle for the first time this season, 43-28.With the amount of size and experience in its frontcourt, UW will look to regain its stringent board play against NCSU.“We lost the rebounding battle, which shouldn’t happen with our size and the guys we have on the floor,” sophomore forward Mike Bruesewitz said. “We should be able to out-rebound anybody in the country, at least, I believe.”Other than poor shooting, UW’s two losses so far this season don’t have much else in common. Against UNLV, Wisconsin won the rebound fight and took full advantage of second chance points, but it was costly turnovers late in the game that made the difference.Against Notre Dame, Wisconsin committed just four turnovers but lost the rebound fight and failed to get to the free throw line.Not quite a finished product, but according to junior forward Ryan Evans, the Badgers are getting there.“I think our chemistry isn’t quite there yet, but we’re close, we’re close,” he said. “We just got to be able to move the ball around more and get everyone involved. Rebounding-wise, scoring, getting to the free throw line, all that, we got to be able to do.”last_img read more

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CONCACAF appoints new Chief of Football officer

first_imgManolo Zubiria The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has appointed Manolo Zubiria of Spain as its Chief Football Officer, effective June 26.Zubiria, 39, will lead the division of Football Operations, providing overall management and execution of CONCACAF’s tournaments, major events as well as development programs.The position was created as part of CONCACAF’s recent re-organization to build a stronger, efficient organization focused on investing in growing regional soccer.Zubiria joins CONCACAF from AS Roma, where he spent the last four seasons as head of Team Operations. His tenure at Roma was marked by operational improvements and competitive success, which included three-second place finishes in Serie A and qualification to the UEFA Champions League in three of his four seasons.Previously, he served as CONCACAF’s Director of Competitions and Director of Marketing and TV. His first involvement in football was at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup.“I am honored to take on this truly important role as the Chief of Football Officer at CONCACAF,” said Zubiria. “The Confederation is poised for greater growth. I look forward to working closely with our council as well as the 41 member associations to develop a solid and sustainable football strategy that leverages the organization’s operational capabilities and opportunities more effectively.”Zubiria succeeds Ted Howard, who was the interim Chief of Football Officer.last_img read more

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