UK Schedules Offshore Wind Trip to Belgium

first_imgDepartment for International Trade (DIT) Belgium is organising an event to brief UK companies on the supply chain opportunities of the Mermaid, Seastar and Northwester 2 offshore wind farms.On the event, which will be held on 24 and 25 January, 2018, in the NIE Office in Brussels, the participants will have a chance to meet with the developers, contractors and manufacturers involved in the projects.In addition, the participants will get an insight from the Belgian stakeholders in the supply chain strategy, procurement process, project timelines and collaboration opportunities in other projects in Europe, such as in Germany, France, UK and Ireland.There is no participation fee, but attendance is subject to registration by completing the application form.UK delegates will need to pay for their own travel and hotel costs and incidentals, while DIT will cover event organisation costs, lunches and networking receptions.The deadline for applications is 22 December, 2017.The Belgian developers Parkwind, InControl and Otary recently reached an agreement with the Belgian government on a price of EUR 79/MWh as part of the government’s support scheme.The 224MW Northwester 2, 246MW Seastar and 246MW Mermaid will be built between 2018 and 2020 and for a much lower level of support than previous wind farms.last_img read more

DLP annual awards 2011 ceremony

first_img Tweet Share 33 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Image via: facebook.comRoseau, Dominica, October 8, 2011—The Dominica Labour Party holds its Annual Awards Ceremony 2011 under the theme, “Dominica Labour Party: 56 Years of People’s Development” on October 8, 2011 from 4:00pm to 7:00 pm. The event takes place at the Officers’ Quarters at historic Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National Park which overlooks Prince Rupert’s Bay and Dominica’s second town, Portsmouth, but is located within the Cottage Constituency. The Dominica Labour Party has held the Cottage constituency since 1995. The people of that area have been represented in Parliament by Hon. Reginald Austrie, Minister for Lands, Housing, Settlement and Water Resource management.The DLP Annual Awards Ceremony honours thirty-two of its members for their service to the Party. Twenty-one members receive constituency awards. Five members receive zonal awards for service to the Labour Women’s Organization (LWO), DLP’s woman’s arm and six for service to the Labour Youth Organization (LYO), DLP’s youth arm. Awardees are presented by DLP’s Representatives and Senators. DLP Political Leader, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica will address the ceremony.This year’s Awards Ceremony highlights the maturity of the Dominica Labour Party—fifty-six years old, having been launched on the steps of the Dominica Trades Union Hall in Roseau in 1955. It also honours the Party’s fifty-six years of developing the Dominican people through social and political transformations such as free public education, universal access to secondary education, dramatic increases in access to higher education, access to health care, the Labour Movement, political party formation, and constitutional change, including Associated Statehood and Independence. The ceremony will also celebrate the party’s growing popularity, since DLP won 18 of the 21 seats in the House of Assembly in the 2009 general elections. Press ReleaseBy: Dr. Philbert Aaron, Public Relations OfficerDominica Labour Party LocalNews DLP annual awards 2011 ceremony by: – October 8, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

HAZMAT deal reached for Ripley County

first_imgVersailles, In. — Ripley County Emergency Management Agency has worked to reach an agreement between the Ripley County Commissions and the Ripley County Fire Chiefs Association for a one year deal with the Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials Unit. This will allow local fire department with hazardous material technical expertise and technical level access.This agreement is an insurance policy for the worst case scenario hazardous materials incident. The driving force behind this agreement was due to the loss of hazardous material technical/response services that previously was provided by the Madison Township Fire Department.The cost of this service is $3674.30 split $2574.30 from the Ripley County Emergency Management budget and $1100.00 from the Ripley County Fire Chiefs Association. The $1,100 is also split between 11 local fire departments, making the local cost $100.This agreement helps safeguard the citizens of Ripley County by providing a level of response not available in Ripley County or in the District 9 area.last_img read more

UW boosted with return of lone senior

first_imgThe Wisconsin softball team received a big boost Sunday afternoon, as Karla Powell – the team’s only senior – made the start at the designated player position. The game marked only the 13th time in the 40 games this season that the senior cracked the Badger starting lineup, as nagging injuries have so far limited the senior’s role on the team.Powell, who was named First Team All-Big Ten just a season ago, took a big step towards getting back to form, going 1-for-1 from the plate Sunday with an RBI single in the first inning and a walk in the Badgers (27-13, 10-4 Big Ten) 9-0 slaughter of the Nittany Lions (13-26, 5-10 Big Ten).“It felt great,” Powell said of her return. “It’s been a long process fighting through injuries. I’ve just been working on my swing as much as possible. I’m still fighting through pain, but it’s my senior year; we have a goal in mind to get to the NCAA’s. If I’m in the lineup, great; if I’m not it’s whatever, just as long as we make it to our goal, that’s the big picture.”It’s been a rough road for Powell in her return. During her junior season in 2011, the Badgers’ first baseman made it look easy, starting all 53 of the Badgers games while recording a .313 batting average 10 doubles, nine home runs and 31 RBI’s.However, Powell’s injuries have indeed been showing their effects on her swing. Coming into Sunday, Powell had only managed 41 at-bats in the Badgers previous 39 games, recording just a .195 average with eight hits.Offensively, the Badgers have found a way to make up for Powell’s limited role. The Badgers currently have seven players in their starting lineup with a batting average over .300, as the team is one of the top hitting clubs in the entire Big Ten.But this weekend’s series with Penn State may have been a sign that Powell is on her way to add one more top-tier hitter to the Wisconsin lineup. Powell made five plate appearances in the Badgers’ three games with the Nittany Lions this weekend, going 2-for-2 at the plate with a single, a double, three walks and two RBI’s.“It’s great to have her back,” Healy said. “She’s given us a little boost and has some power. She’s seeing the ball well. She’s been getting on base all year, but for her to come through with some big hits and RBI’s this weekend is great for her confidence and the team’s.”In control of their own destinyWisconsin now finds itself in a unique position after their three-game sweep of Penn State. With a 10-4 record in conference play, Wisconsin has now moved into a tie for second place in the Big Ten standings, as the team has won eight of its last nine conference contests including four straight.“I think it just shows how much hard work pays off,” sophomore Mary Massei said. “We’re all just confident and having fun right now. We know our strengths, and we’re trying to get it done.”While the Badgers entered Sunday tied for third place in the Big Ten with Nebraska, Ohio State was able to defeat the Cornhuskers 4-1 Sunday, dropping them to fourth place in the standings with a 10-5 record in league play.The Badgers also received plenty of help in their quest for the program’s first-ever Big Ten title from Minnesota and Illinois. Minnesota gave first-place Michigan all it could handle this weekend, as the Gophers were able to take two out of three from the Wolverines, dropping Michigan to an 11-3 record in conference play.Purdue, the second-place team in the conference going into the weekend, also faltered away from home, falling twice to Illinois to drop their conference record to 10-4, moving them into a tie with Wisconsin for second place.The Badgers are now in a position in the conference where they control their own destiny. With all of their remaining conference games against the other top three teams in the league – Michigan, Purdue and Nebraska – Wisconsin’s fate in the hunt for the Big Ten title remains solely in its own hands with just nine Big Ten contests left“I think this is where we want to be,” Healy said. “It’s about the Big Ten race and it’s about the NCAA tournament. We definitely have the hardest road ahead, I think, compared to anybody, and that’s right where you want to be. I think we’re going to have to play our best softball late. To see Purdue, Nebraska and Michigan late, with two of those series on the road, it’ll be a good test.”last_img read more

Paul Francis, Jamaica’s new MVP head coach

first_imgStephen Francis has stepped down as head coach at MVP Track Club and has been replaced by his brother Paul Francis.On Saturday, the club revealed that the changes actually came into effect on September 1.Stephen Francis, who previously held the position of Head Coach of the MVP Track & Field Club, will now provide private coaching services to select individual athletes.MVP coach for 17 yearsPaul, who has been a coach at the club for 17 years, co-founded MVP with his brother in September 1999. He has since distinguished himself nationally and internationally as a coach and administrator of athletics. Paul has attained the Level IV IAAF Coaching Certification in the sprints and hurdles.Paul is also one of the highest ranked IAAF Technical Officials in Jamaica and is designated as an Area Technical Official “ATO” in NACAC by the IAAF.Both Paul and Stephen Francis will continue in their roles as track and field coaches at the University of Technology, Jamaica.Jamaica’s most successful track and field clubThe MVP Track and Field Club is the most successful track club in Jamaica preparing some of Jamaica’s and the world’s best athletes who have won 56 IAAF World Championship medals, 28 Olympic medals, 25 Jamaican National Records, three Olympic Records and five World Records.Some of the athletes coached by the club include Asafa Powell, Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Melaine Walker, Brigette Foster-Hylton, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Shericka Williams, and Kaliese Spencer.Hurdlers such as Melaine Walker will now be coached by 2009 sprint hurdles World Champion Brigitte Foster-Hylton.Click link for recent news on MVP track team: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce back on tracklast_img read more

Sprite Ball: High school love rekindled, off court entertainment and dominant displays

first_imgSprite ball 2017 was apparently the place to be this holidays. With 16 boys’ schools and 8 girls’s schools battling it out for the ultimate title, the 10th anniversary of the Sprite Ball promised to be an experience like no other.Day one of the three day festival was action packed. The cocktail of excitement and anxiety brewing in the atmosphere was unmistakable.Last year’s winners, St.Augustine’s College, won their game against Presbyterian SHS (Osu) with 23:18 points. Presbyterian boys (Legon) and Adisadel College were heart wrenchingly beaten by Pope John and St. John respectively. The highlight of the day definitely had to be the game between Mfantsipim School and Sacred Hearts SHS.Mfantsipim School proved to be the better team as they won the game with a smashing 44points to 24points. Empowered by their male counterparts’ victory, Wesley Girls’ High School made it a point not to be left out of the success as they won both games against Accra Wesley Girls and Ahantaman Girls.After the heat on the court, players from the University of Ghana Basketball team shared a few encouraging words with all the young people to encourage them to chase their dreams. Just when we thought all was said and done, two basketball players from Methodist Girls’SHS and Adisadel College decided to flaunt their skills on the court. But this was no basketball game. It was a dance off.They had the full attention of the crowd and didn’t plan on letting it go anytime soon. Claps and cheers filled the air as the duo gave of their best moves. In the end, Adisadel College revived themselves as they won the dance battle after losing their game.The pick of the day was when I found myself cheering both Wesley Girls’ and Mfantsipim at the same time. Switching from alto to tenor to bass just reiterated the mutual love both schools have.Day 2 saw the progression of the top guns into the quarterfinals and semifinals of the male and female divisions respectively.Kumasi Girls Senior High School and Methodist Girls Senior High School will lock horns in the semifinal while reigning champions Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion School takes on Wesley Girls Senior High School. The pick of the day will undoubtedly be a repeat of last edition’s semifinal when Pope John’s Senior High School face defending champions St. Augustine’s College. Mfanstipim School will play Ghana Senior High Technical School (GSTS)The upcoming day promises to be even better. With the just ended games, everyone is highly anxious to know who will be crowned Sprite Ball’s 10th anniversary basketball giant.I am a first timer at the Sprite Ball competiton and have thoroughly enjoyed every bit of action at the El-Wak Stadium.Lesley Chinery is a final year student at Wesley Girls’ High school studying General Science.last_img read more

Lakers’ Steve Nash on slow road back to health

first_img“It’s inevitable,” said Nash, who will turn 40 in February. “People look at the success of my career and wonder if I still have the motivation just to get out on the court. But I do.”Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban parted ways with Nash after the 2003-04 season because he had thought Nash’s deeply rooted back problems would eventually cause his body soon to break down. But Nash proved otherwise in eight seasons in Phoenix Suns, where he won two MVP awards. His fourth-place standing on the NBA’s all-time leaders in assists should secure him a future Hall-of-Fame nod. “When we got him in Phoenix, when he was 30 or 31, they said he was done,” said D’Antoni, who coached Nash with the Suns in four of his eight seasons there. “That was almost 10 years ago. He was doing something right.”That included lying on his back along the baseline anytime he wasn’t playing.“We laughed at him a little bit,” D’Antoni joked. “It was kind of odd. But he’s Canadian so that’s OK.”Should Nash play at any point this season, it’s likely he will climb up the assists list. He’s compiled 10,278 assists in 1,208 games through 18 seasons, leaving him 57 shy of passing Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson for the No. 3 spot.“He’s an all-time great and he’s a guy that did it the right way,” Jackson said. “Hopefully he comes back quickly and healthy, He’s a guy that I have a tremendous amount of respect for.”Healing processLakers analyst Stu Lantz missed Friday’s telecast because of laryngitis stemming from a head cold, marking the second consecutive game he missed because of ailments.James Worthy replaced Lantz at TWC SportsNet’s commentator for the Lakers-Warriors game. Lantz is expected to return for the Lakers-Kings game. “He’s frustrated. I’m sure he wants to play,” D’Antoni said. “He just has to bite his tongue a little bit, stay upbeat and hopefully the process works itself out.”Nash left the second half of the Lakers’ loss Nov. 10 against Minnesota after experiencing additional pain in his back stemmed from nerve issues in his left hamstring and surgically repaired left leg. Nash has averaged only 6.7 points on 26.1 percent shooting in 22.5 minutes through six games and sat out twice on the second night of back-to-backs in hopes of staying healthy. He’s also only a season removed from missing a combined 32 games because of a fractured left leg and back and hamstring issues.Nash reported only “some improvement” after having an epidural shot Nov. 12 and spending the last week improving his core strength. He also had three epidural shots during the Lakers’ first-round loss to San Antonio last season. But they made little impact and Nash missed the Lakers’ last two playoff games.“When I’m in alignment and moving properly, it really takes a lot of pressure off the nerve,” Nash said. “But as you take contact and you are pounding and changing directions and there is compressive contortion on your spine, then your body compensates.”That’s why the 39-year-old guard understands the general public arguing he should retire. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Although Steve Nash only described the recovery process surrounding nerve pain in his back as “a little bit better,” that hasn’t made him consider retirement.“I don’t know where that came from. For me, I realize I have about 18 months of basketball,” said Nash, whose contract with the Lakers worth $19 million ends after the 2014-15 season. “I don’t want to give in too soon. I want to make the most of this opportunity to play if I can.”After he sits out when the Lakers host Sacramento on Sunday at Staples Center, Nash will travel to Vancouver with personal trainer Rick Celebrini during the Lakers’ trip next week to Washington (Nov. 26), Brooklyn (Nov. 27) and Detroit (Nov. 29). Both Nash and the Lakers will return to Los Angeles next weekend before hosting the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 1 at Staples Center.Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said he won’t require Nash to practice before returning, making it possible he could play against Portland. But in what D’Antoni called the “best-case scenario,” the Lakers have four days before playing Dec. 6 in Sacramento. The Lakers will likely take off Dec. 2, giving Nash potentially three practice days before returning.last_img read more

NHL playoffs 2019: Jets and Hurricanes make history with first-minute goals

first_imgWarren Foegele kicked off the action just 17 seconds into the Hurricanes’ 2-1 win over the Capitals on the team’s first rush of the game. About 90 minutes later, Adam Lowry put the Jets on the board 12 seconds after the first puck drop. It only took a combined 29 seconds for each of Thursday night’s first two Stanley Cup playoff games to reach 1-0. This was the first time in NHL history that multiple playoff games featured a goal in the first 20 seconds on the same day. In addition, these were the fourth and fifth goals of the current postseason to come 20 seconds or sooner into a game, tying three other years for the most such goals in a first round.Thursday marks the first day in NHL history to feature multiple postseason games with a goal in the opening 20 seconds. @NHLCanes: 0:17@NHLJets: 0:12#NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/z25yXCCaWc— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 19, 2019The Sharks came close to adding to Thursday’s lore but didn’t manage to score until the 1:16 mark.last_img read more

B&H Basketball Team Member Nihad Đedović for Sarajevo Times: We Are Going For A Win!

first_imgBy Maja TuljkovićThe B&H basketball team will play the fifth game today against Lithuania at the European Championship in Slovenia. If B&H were to win, it would probably enter the second round of the competition.In yesterday’s game against Macedonia Nihad Đedović had 20 points. He remains optimistic for today’s game.‘’We are going in without any calculations. This is a game in which we will decide our fate on our own. We have enough motivation and we are close to passing through, so we will fight for this. All of our players are healthy and we are definitely going in for the win’’, said Đedović to Sarajevo Times.The B&H-Lithuania match begins at 17:45.last_img

Carlos Alcaraz leaves Brazil with a very high head

first_imgA Alcaraz, who had 14 choices of breaking and ‘solely’ may benefit from 4, he missed the sport due to a double foul within the first set and a dangerous recreation, with a pair of unusual failures when he was 40-0, Within the third sleeve. No extra no much less. The second opened with a 5-Zero and the brand new balls performed a trick on him. Nonetheless it solved the remainder. Level one other advantage of Murcia: he has a hand for volleys that’s loopy. As well as, it improves day-to-day. Ante Coria bought significantly better than in his debut.In Rio he achieved some deeds. Nobody had gained a top-50 as Ramos in an ATP recreation with lower than 17 years since Gasquet, which beat Feliciano López (49th) in Monte Carlo 2003. The truth is, Carlos was the youngest to win a quantity 41 since David Koch beat Fabrice Santoro in Prague 1993. He additionally grew to become the earliest to win a 500 victory since these collection have been opened in 2009. He’ll speak and are more likely to invite you to extra tournaments, as a result of it’s price it See him play. Carlos Alcaraz’s first journey in an ATP Tour event ended this Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro. The 16-year-old Spaniard, who achieved his first victory on the circuit towards fellow countryman Albert Ramos on Monday, misplaced to Federico Coria, little brother of the finalist in Roland Garros, Guillermo. He did it in three units (6-4, 4-6 and 6-Four in 2h17) in a match whose destiny all the time handed by means of his fingers. Every thing that occurred relied on his successes (36 profitable pictures) and his errors (35 not compelled). The Argentine pulled ex officio, gave up the burden of the sport and defended himself with success, few failures (9) and plenty of high balls to not let Alcaraz enter extra incessantly with his super proper.The boy left Brazil with his head high, very bolstered and with a identify already on this planet of tennis. Not even Nadal was capable of win his first two ATP matches, nor did different prodigy youngsters that premiered earlier than age 17 like Tomic, Ryan Harrison, Gasquet and Garin, who will likely be Coria’s rival within the quarterfinals. There was a Spaniard who did succeed at 16, Tommy Robredo, who added his first two consecutive victories within the Godó of 1999.last_img read more