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Siemens Goes Local on Moray East

first_imgSiemens has placed multi-million pound contracts with companies across the UK for the construction of the transmission infrastructure for the Moray East offshore wind farm.As the lead contractor for onshore transmission infrastructure construction works for the 950MW wind farm, Siemens has placed several subcontracts since work began in September 2018.BAM Nuttall has been appointed as the main subcontractor to complete the civil works for the onshore substation that is being constructed to connect the project to the grid. The contract will see BAM Nuttall’s Glasgow office complete civil and building works, including foundations for the transformers, shunt reactors and switchgear equipment as well as constructing the internal road, fence and internal drainage works at the new onshore substation being built at New Deer.Firms from the area local to the onshore construction sites have been working on site enabling works ahead of major civil construction works including preparation of the substation site and onshore cable route as well as provision of building materials and plant, Siemens said.Perth civil engineering company, I & H Brown are undertaking enabling work on the onshore substation site, while JGC Engineering and Technical Services of Thurso will fabricate and fit out the high voltage equipment containers which will be shipped later this summer for integration into the project’s offshore substation platforms. In addition, Barrier Architectural has been appointed to fabricate a set of containers from its Stockton-on-Tees facility.VolkerInfra, based in Preston, will provide and install the high voltage onshore export cables for the project which stretch the 35km underground cable route from near Whitehills on the Aberdeenshire coast to the new substation site south of New Deer. VolkerInfra has appointed Scottish companies to deliver road improvements and complete horizontal directional drilling works required for the cable installation.Siemens is responsible for the complete construction of the onshore substation, including three SVC Plus advanced STATCOMs, as well as supplying three offshore substation platform topsides for the project.Anwer Amara-Korba, Project Director at Moray East for Siemens Transmission and Distribution, said: “This is one of the largest construction projects in Scotland and it is vital that companies based in the local area get to share in its success. It will be a key part of providing clean, sustainable energy for Scotland to meet its low carbon aims, providing enough power for one million homes. We’re very proud to be working on the Moray East project and with a team who are so firmly committed to leaving a positive legacy in Aberdeenshire.”Moray East will comprise 100 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines mounted on jacket foundations at the site some 22 kilometres off the Aberdeenshire coast in Scotland. The wind farm is scheduled to be fully operational in 2022.“Moray East has been in development for the last nine years and we are now progressing with construction across various elements of the project,” Sarah Graham, Transmission Infrastructure Package Manager for Moray East said.”The experience and capability of the local supply chain is crucial in delivering the transmission infrastructure required to grid connect the wind farm. We welcome Siemens’ appointment of its key subcontractors and look forward to working with them to deliver the project safely and successfully.”last_img read more

Kidnapped Crew Member of Greek Tanker Dies, Remaining Three Freed

first_imgThree of the four kidnapped crew members of the oil tanker Elka Aristotle have been released, however, the fourth crew member, a Filipino national has died, European Products Carriers Ltd., managers of the Greek-flagged vessel, informed.“A full investigation is underway into the situation, but it is understood that his demise was not as a result of any actions by those holding the crew hostage but due to illness,” the company added.The three released crew members have undergone medical checks and are reported to be well.They were being debriefed by the local authorities prior to returning home to the Philippines, Greece, and Georgia respectively.The tanker was boarded by armed pirates on November 4, 2019 while anchored near the West African port of Lome, Togo.The incident occurred only two days after nine crew members were taken hostage from a bulk carrier off Cotonou, Benin. The anchored vessel was boarded by perpetrators while it was waiting for berth to discharge cargo.The seas around West Africa have been characterized as the world’s most dangerous for piracy, amid rampant kidnapping incidents over the recent period. Specifically, in the first nine months of 2019, the region accounted for 86% of the 49 crew taken hostage and 82% of the 70 crew kidnapped globally.The trend has, unfortunately, resumed with at least four ships attacked in the region over the past month.Seafarer unions and other industry bodies have been urging relevant authorities to allocate all necessary assets to the region in order to eliminate piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and protect the seafarers sailing through the region.last_img read more

Facebook gets more users in Nigeria and Kenya, eyes rest of…

first_imgFacebook has released statistics of major African markets, Nigeria and Kenya, showing it has nearly 20 million users in the two countries, with the majority of these using mobile devices to access their profiles.The numbers are the first to be released by the social network for Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa and Kenya, East Africa’s most developed country.Facebook considers the two countries very important entry points into the continent with nearly one billion people.It opened its first African office in Johannesburg in June as the continent’s growing population and relatively low levels of internet access present a huge unexploited market for the social network to earn advertising revenue.Nigeria had nearly 15 million monthly active users as of June 30 this year, all of whom used mobile devices to upload, like and share content on the social network.In kenya, 95 percent of the 4.5 million monthly active users did so via mobiles.The data also showed that South Africa has 12 million monthly active Facebook users.Facebook says that due to its strong advertising partnerships in the continent, it would use the new office in Johannesburg to expand its business across the continent.The social site also said that its active population in Africa grew 20 percent to 120 million in June from 100 million in September last year. A large portion of these users were in North Africa.last_img read more

Work to recommence on Castle Comfort/Wallhouse link road by September

first_img 35 Views   no discussions LocalNews Work to recommence on Castle Comfort/Wallhouse link road by September by: – August 12, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Hon. Ambrose George.Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South Constituency Ambrose George says work should recommence on the Castle Comfort/Wallhouse link road soon.The Government of Dominica, through its Ministry of Public Works began construction work on the Castle Comfort/Wallhouse link road late last year. As part of this project, a section of the road was refurbished and proper drains installed. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the project has been halted for several months.According to Mr. George the project is still on the agenda and work will recommence by September.He told Dominica Vibes News that he is aware of the deplorable condition of the road as he visited the area recently; however both the details and designs have been finalized.“We have finalized the details for the designs for the link road of the Wallhouse section, the main road that is the link road from Castle Comfort through so maybe between late August and September we should see some work recommence in that area,” he said.The Minister also noted that a well laid concrete road with proper drainage is his preference as the cost of maintenance would be little for a few years.“I would prefer to put a nice concrete road in that area because you know concrete when it is well laid down and constructed properly, it lasts and the maintenance on that is almost zero for several years. So if you have proper drains and proper concrete surface I think the people of Wallhouse will be happy.”Meantime, Mr. George explained that although the roads in the Castle Comfort/Wallhouse/Leopoldville areas are part of private developments, the Government has been assisting with the repairs but these roads should be declared public.“These roads have not yet been declared as public roads so they do not fall under the general maintenance of the Ministry of Public Works. We have been maintaining them however possible but what needs to be done; this is why we have the Village Council of for example Loubiere, Wallhouse, and Leopoldville and have advised them to seek to have these roads declared publicly. So the Government will be directly responsible for the maintenance of those roads,” he said.Mr. George also noted the efforts of some residents who have been assisting in repairing the roads in the Castle Comfort/Wallhouse/Leopoldville area.“In the mean time some of the residents are helping themselves, we give some tarish, and cement where possible, but in another sense the Government from time to time goes in and does the necessary repairs. But to the extent that the repairs are required, sometimes is beyond the Government, so we are doing what we can but certainly it is our intention to have all the roads in proper condition in the future.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores (2-7)

first_imgWRBI Area High School Basketball Scores.Boys Basketball Scores  (2-7)Jac-Cen-Del  70     South Decatur  57Milan  72     Rising Sun  46Franklin County  48     North Decatur  39Greensburg  73      Rushville  43Connersville  64     Muncie South  41Switzerland County  71     Shawe Memorial  35Madison  61     Seymour  58Columbus East  73     Jennings County  69Columbus North  75     Bloomington South  56Southwestern Shelby  52     Hauser  51Greenwood Christian  60     Waldron  47Eastern Hancock  62     Tri  44Knightstown  54     Blue River  44Shelbyville  61     New Palestine  59Girls Basketball Scores  (2-7)South Dearborn  59     Batesville  58  (OT)Jac-Cen-Del  55     Rising Sun  40North Decatur  63     Hauser  39Switzerland County  53     Shawe Memorial  30Union County  58     Northeastern  31last_img read more

Inter Milan star on the verge of Barcelona switch

first_img Loading… Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is very close to joining Barcelona, according to his former club president Victor Blanco. The Argentina international has been consistently linked with a move to Catalonia as his €111m release clause is activated in July.Blanco, president of Martinez’s boyhood side Racing Club Avellaneda, confirmed a deal is almost in place to take the 22-year old to the Camp Nou. “I have a feeling the signing of Martinez to Barcelona is close to the white smoke,” he told an interview with La Plata Radio, reported via Marca. Blanco also stated the Argentine club would welcome the receipt of a sell on fee for Martinez if a deal goes ahead, after including a clause in his €22.7m move to the San Siro in 2018.Martinez has been in excellent form for Antonio Conte’s side so far this season, with 11 Serie A goals in 22 appearances.Read Also: Osimhen gets private jet to attend father’s funeral ritesBarcelona are confident of securing a deal, but could look to negotiate a lower fee by including a player exchange into their offer.Chilean international Arturo Vidal has been linked to a reunion with Conte, but Arthur Melo has flatly rejected a move to Italy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The Worldlast_img read more

Tottenham’s defender given four-game ban over fan confrontation

first_img The Portuguese coach recently said he did not expect Dier to receive any punishment after the FA chose not to sanction Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi for grabbing Brighton striker Neal Maupay around the neck. “I am not going to answer, If I answer I am going to be in trouble and I do not want to be,” added Mourinho on the severity of Dier’s ban. “I will cope with (Toby) Alderweireld, Davinson (Sanchez) and (Jan) Vertonghen.” Dier has played every minute for Tottenham since the Premier League’s restart at centre-back and Mourinho said that is where he plans to keep the England international next season after a long period playing in midfield both for club and country. Tottenham’s Eric Dier has received a four-match ban and been fined £40,000 ($50,000 for climbing into the stands to confront a supporter after his side’s FA Cup exit to Norwich. The England international has been sanctioned by the Football Association on a charge of misconduct for the incident, which happened on March 4. Dier, whose team had just lost a penalty shootout, saw his brother being abused by a fan and jumped to his aid. There was no physical exchange and the matter was not pursued by the police after a brief investigation. “Eric Dier has been suspended for four matches with immediate effect, fined £40,000 and warned as to his future conduct following a breach of FA Rule E3,” it said in a statement. “The Tottenham Hotspur FC player admitted that his actions at the conclusion of a fixture against Norwich City FC in The FA Cup on 4 March 2020 were improper but denied that they were also threatening. “An independent regulatory commission subsequently found Eric Dier’s actions to be threatening.” The punishment rules Dier out for all but one of Spurs’ remaining Premier League games this season, but Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said he would not appeal despite previously stating he did not believe a ban would be fair. “I don’t think so honestly because if you appeal, you have other risks and at least let’s start next season without a suspension. We all know how it works at these FA decisions,” said Mourinho. Loading… Read Also: Salah keeps Liverpool’s record chase on track “I think he had a strange last season and also a very strange current season,” added Mourinho. “We made a decision together, always with an eye to transforming him to a centre-back which is where he feels happier and more comfortable. “Even on the period on individual work when we were working with the players via Zoom, we were working with him with the idea of being a centre-back. He became much more adapted to the needs of that position.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs15 Photos Of Amazingly Beautiful Mutations7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Fascinating Facts About Coffeelast_img read more

8 Deputies took photos at scene of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

first_imgLos Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told KTTV-TV  that eight deputies took unauthorized photos at the scene of the crash. The deputies  have since deleted all the photos from their phones.However, according to The Los Angeles Times, some legal experts and LACSO officials believe Villanueva’s order to delete the photos may constitute destruction of evidence — an attempt to cover up the scandal.It’s unclear if the deputies will face disciplinary action.Only National Transportation Safety Board members and the coroner’s office were authorized to take photos of the scene.Vanessa Bryant spoke out about the incident via Instagram: The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office says it’s conducting an investigation into eight deputies that allegedly took and shared photos from the scene of the helicopter accident that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others.last_img read more

Cricket News Mithali Raj slams Diana Edulji, Ramesh Powar for her omission from World T20 semifinal

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : Legendary Indian woman cricketer and ODI captain Mithali Raj on Tuesday broke her silence on her omission from the World T20 semifinal against England and slammed Committee of Administrators’ member Diana Edulji and coach Ramesh Powar. Mithali said that while coach Powar humiliated her during the ICC Women’s World T20, Edulji used her position against her. “For the first time in a 20 year long career, I felt deflated, depressed and let down. I am forced to think if my services to my country are of any value to a few people in power who are out to destroy me and break my confidence,” she wrote to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and Cricket Operations GM Saba Karim.The 35-year-old cricketer was dropped from the playing XI for the crucial semifinal against England despite scoring back-to-back fifties in the group stage of the Women’s World T20 held in the West Indies. India performed poorly and lost the match by eight wickets.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly to Mithali Raj: ‘Welcome to the group’Mithali also clarified that he had nothing against the T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur. However, she said that Kaur’s support to the coach’s decision was hurtful.“I would also like to point out that I have nothing against the T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur except for the fact that her call to support the decision of the coach to leave me out of the eleven was baffling and hurtful,” she said adding that “I wanted to win the world cup for my country and it hurts me because we lost a golden opportunity.”The ODI skipper of the blue brigade lashed out at former cricketer and COA member Diana Edulji and said that EDulji’s brazen support to the decision of her benching in the semifinal left her “deeply distressed”.”I have always reposed faith in Diana Edulji and have always respected her and her position as a member of the COA. Never did I think she will use her position against me. Her brazen support in the press with regard to the decision of my benching in the semifinal of the T20 World Cup has left me deeply distressed,” Mithali said.Also Read | CoA demands Mithali Raj’s fitness logs, answers on leaked selection meetingSpeaking about Ramesh Powar’s behaviour, Mithali narrated a few incidents when she felt humiliated by the coach.“For instance, walking off if I am sitting anywhere around, watching in the nets when others bat but choosing to walk away when I am batting in nets. And if I try to go up to him to talk, he would start looking into his phone and keep walking. It was embarrassing and very evident to everyone that I was being humiliated. Yet I never lost my cool,” she added. last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final scenarios: India a win away, pressure on England

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights India is one win away from a guaranteed spot in the semis.Pakistan needs to win their remaining games and hope England lose both.Bangladesh and Sri Lanka also have a chance.center_img New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team continued their domination in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 by registering a massive 125-run victory against West Indies in Old Trafford. India is the only undefeated team in the tournament and they will be aiming to continue the trend in the remaining games. With this result in Manchester, India is only one win away from sealing a spot in the semi-final while the West Indies join South Africa and Afghanistan as the teams who have been eliminated. The fight for the remaining three semi-final spots has boiled down to six teams, with England facing massive pressure. Barring Australia, the scramble for the remaining spots promises to be intense. Here is what the remaining six teams need to do to seal the three semi-final spots.IndiaP – 6, W – 5, L – 0, N/R -1, Points – 11Position in table: 2ndGames remaining: vs England (June 30), vs Bangladesh (July 2), vs Sri Lanka (July 6)What they must do:A big win against the West Indies has boosted their net run-rate and their equation is simple. A win in any of their last three games seals their qualification for the playoffs. If they lose all three, they must hope New Zealand lose their remaining games by a massive margin and that England and Sri Lanka do not win their remaining games. If England, Sri Lanka win all their games and New Zealand win one game and India lose all, then Virat Kohli’s side will be eliminated.New ZealandP – 7, W – 5, L – 1, N/R – 1, Points – 11Position in table: 3rdGames remaining: vs Australia (June 29), vs England (July 3)What they must do:New Zealand suffered their first loss in the tournament to Pakistan and their next two games are against tough opponents. A win either against Australia or New Zealand seals their spot in the semis. If they lose both their games, they must hope England lose to India and that Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh do not win their remaining games. New Zealand will benefit greatly if Sri Lanka loses two out of their three games while Bangladesh and Pakistan do not win more than one game.EnglandP – 7, W -4, L – 3, Points – 8Position in table: 4thGames remaining: vs India (June 30), vs New Zealand (July 3)What they must do:England is in a vulnerable position in the World Cup. If they lose to India, they are in big trouble. If they win only one game, they have to hope Sri Lanka win only one game and that Bangladesh does not win their remaining games. They must also hope for Afghanistan to create a miracle against Pakistan. If they lose both their games, they will be eliminated.Bangladesh P – 7, W – 3, L – 3, N/R – 1, Points – 7Position in table: 5thGames remaining: vs India (July 2), vs Pakistan (July 5)What they must do:Bangladesh must win their remaining games and hope New Zealand do not win against Australia and England. If Bangladesh loses one game, they have to hope Sri Lanka do not win their remaining games and that Pakistan loses one of their games to either Afghanistan or against them. If they lose both their games, they will be eliminated.PakistanP – 7, W – 3, L – 3, N/R – 1, Points – 7 Position in table: 6thGames remaining: vs Afghanistan (June 29), vs Bangladesh (July 5)What they must do:For Pakistan, the equation is simple. They must win their remaining games. If they lose one, they will have to hope England lose both their games and that Sri Lanka does not win more than one game. If they lose both their games, they will be eliminated.Sri LankaP – 6, W – 2, L – 2, N/R – 2, Points – 6Position in table: 7thGames remaining: vs South Africa (June 28), vs West Indies (July 1), vs India (July 6)What they must do:Sri Lanka will do themselves a big favour if they beat South Africa. If they win all their games, they will be hoping England lose one game and that New Zealand loses both their games. If Sri Lanka loses all three games, they will be eliminated. If Sri Lanka wins only two games, they will have to hope England lose all their games and that Pakistan and Bangladesh win only one game. If Sri Lanka wins only one game, they will be knocked out.Chances of India vs Pakistan semi-final?With India’s win and Pakistan’s resurgence, the stage is potentially set for a semi-final clash between India and Pakistan in Manchester on July 9. If India wins their remaining games, they will top the group. This does not look improbable looking at the form of Virat Kohli’s side. If New Zealand beat England, then the hosts will be knocked out. If Pakistan thrash Afghanistan and Bangladesh and Sri Lanka do not win more than two games, then Pakistan will finish in fourth. Then India and Pakistan will square off for the eighth time in the World Cup and it will be in the same venue where the league game was played on June 16, when India won by 89 runs against Pakistan via DLS method.last_img read more