Brooklyn Eyed as Offshore Wind Development Hub

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Brooklyn Daily Eagle:The nation’s leading [offshore] wind power developer plans to establish a major assembly hub in Brooklyn that would support construction of the largest offshore wind farm in the United States, proposed for 30 miles east of Montauk.That factory would generate more than $80 million in economic activity and create hundreds of jobs, said the company, Deepwater Wind, which also plans to create a workforce training program.[Deepwater Wind Vice President Clinton] Plummer said Brooklyn will play multiple roles on current—and perhaps future—Deepwater Wind projects. “One would be building portions of the foundations that connect the wind turbines to the sea floor,” he said. “These are massive structures; each one will weigh several hundred tons.” The company would build parts of those foundations here, “and put a lot of people to work doing iron work, steel fabrication, painting and other hands-on blue collar, good paying union jobs,” he added.Other Brooklyn contractors will bid to fabricate the offshore substation “where the collection lines from all the wind turbines come together…a big structure of steel, electrical components and high-tech computers,” he said.If all goes as planned, the South Fork Wind Farm will be just the second offshore wind farm in America, following one built by the same company off Rhode Island. The 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm off Montauk could power 50,000 homes, the company said.More: Offshore Wind Farm Could Bring Fabrication Hub, Hundreds Of Jobs To Brooklyn Brooklyn Eyed as Offshore Wind Development Hublast_img read more

62 new COVID-19 deaths statewide

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 541 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 21,033 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 115,834  tests have been reported to ISDH at an 18.2% positive rate and 62 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,213 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 205 positive cases and 28 deaths, Franklin County has 99 positive cases and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has 98 positive cases and 6 deaths.last_img

Joachim Low says Liverpool target Jurgen Klopp would suit Kop culture

first_img Former Liverpool and Germany midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes Klopp will bring some much-needed leadership to a club which has lacked it both on and off the field in recent years. Even before he has set foot on Merseyside, Klopp already has fans at fever pitch and Hamann thinks players will benefit from his charismatic approach. Hamann also expects his compatriot to maintain his straight-talking style and offer a few home truths, something predecessor Brendan Rodgers was reluctant to do. “Too often in recent years the team disappointed and we heard from the manager about the great character in the team,” Hamann told talkSPORT. “I don’t want the manager to tell me the team showed great character when they didn’t. “My biggest criticism of Brendan Rodgers’ team was he was telling us how much character the team had got, but if it was lacking one thing it was character. “Every time the chips were down they failed. They got battered by Aston Villa at Wembley in an FA Cup semi-final, they lost in the semi-final of the League Cup to Chelsea, they got knocked out of a Champions League group that included Ludogorets and Basle, they lost a league title they should have won – with three games to go it was almost impossible they could lose it. “But it’s worth nothing if you fall at the last hurdle and don’t take that next step. “If you knock on the door several times it will open. What Brendan’s team did over the last few years is they knocked on the door and ran off. “That team was lacking character and I don’t think you’ll see that with Klopp because he believes in hard work and the players will have to go back to their roots because you’ve got to work hard and then you can start playing football. “He (Klopp) will tell the people what’s he’s seen and what he thinks about the team. He will give an honest assessment and it will be what the fans want to hear. “Too often with Brendan he tried to tell people things that weren’t true and this is why people got fed up in the end because it was the same all over again.” Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey believes the club must be realistic with their targets under the new manager. “Once you finish second (as Liverpool did in 2014), there’s an aspect of ‘we need to push on from there’, but that was a real achievement, I think everyone will accept that,” Heskey said, speaking at the Leaders Sport Business Summit. “I think the step is to get into the top four. Even though they were second, when you’re talking about a squad I don’t think they were quite ‘there’. “For now you’re looking at someone rebuilding with a squad that is probably top six – I don’t think they’re quite top four – and then building on top of that.” Germany coach Joachim Low believes Liverpool are set to make a great addition by appointing Jurgen Klopp their manager. Negotiations are continuing with the former Borussia Dortmund boss with a view to having him in place by the end of the week. Low thinks the similarities between the two clubs will help Klopp. “He had an extraordinarily successful time in Dortmund. He released loads of emotions in the Dortmund crowd,” said World Cup winner Low. “If you look at it from afar there are some parallels between Dortmund and Liverpool with the fantastic supporters’ culture. “Klopp would be a great addition to any team.” Defender Mats Hummels, who joined Klopp’s Dortmund from Bayern Munich in 2008 and was a key figure in their success, had nothing but praise for his former boss. “There is no doubt about it, he is a fantastic coach, he’s absolutely great,” said the centre-back, speaking in Dublin ahead of Germany’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Ireland on Thursday. “You thought, ‘What is he going to do post-Dortmund?’, then clubs like Liverpool certainly came into the frame. “He lives, eats, breathes and thinks football day after day. “He will be a fantastic addition and I am certainly keeping my fingers crossed for the next step in his career.” Press Associationlast_img read more