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Remarks by Governor Wolf at the Expanded PennDOT Technology Pilot Announcement

first_img Remarks PennDOT District 8 HeadquartersHarrisburg, PA October 22, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Remarks by Governor Wolf at the Expanded PennDOT Technology Pilot Announcementlast_img

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TenneT Starts Laying NordLink Subsea Cables

first_imgTransmission system operator TenneT has begun laying its NordLink subsea cable section in the German North Sea.Over the coming weeks, TenneT will wind out 99 kilometres into the seabed between the cable landfall at the Büsum dike, Schleswig-Holstein, and southwest of the Island of Sylt through the tidal flat area in the Wadden Sea.Next year, another 55 kilometres of subsea cable will be laid in the German offshore area up to the border of the Danish territorial waters. Here, the cable end will be connected to the 228-kilometre-long cable section to be laid in 2018 and 2019 in the Danish North Sea area by means of a subsea cable joint. The 134-kilometre-long subsea cable section in Norwegian territorial waters is already complete.Construction of the 53-kilometre-long overhead line on Norwegian mainland is scheduled for completion in 2019. On German mainland, NordLink will be laid as an underground cable on a 54-kilometre route between Büsum dike and the Wilster converter station in the Steinburg district starting in 2019.The 1,400MW NordLink interconnector is 623 kilometres long and will directly connect the energy markets of Germany and Norway for the first time and serve as an exchange between German wind energy and Norwegian hydropower.The NordLink project is being implemented by the Norwegian TSO Statnett and DC Nordseekabel GmbH & Co. KG, each with 50% ownership. TenneT and KfW each have a 50% share in DC Nordseekabel. DC Nordseekabel is responsible for the construction and approvals on the German part of the project.last_img read more

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Delhi pollution fallout: Feroz Shah Kotla may lose winter Test matches

first_imgSri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal vomitted on the field before walking off as Delhi’s notorious smog, which may rob the Indian capital of future winter Tests, continued to plague the third and final match on Tuesday.India’s second innings was into its sixth over when Lakmal was seen bending over and throwing up. The Sri Lankan physio rushed in and eventually walked off with the player.Lakmal, who returned to bowl the 11th over, and pace colleague Lahiru Gamage had also walked off on Sunday with discomforts.The Indian cricket board (BCCI) said it would factor in Delhi’s pollution before scheduling a match in the city at this time of the year.”This point about scheduling matches in Delhi in this particular period can be considered in view of the situation encountered in the last two-three days,” acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary told reporters late on Monday.”This pollution issue has been spoken about for years … It can’t be seen affecting just one walk of life. The agencies which need to be dealing with it, I’m sure are dealing with it.”Delhi’s government last month ordered schools to shut temporarily after pollution readings in some places peaked at 500, the most severe level on the government’s air quality index that measures poisonous particles.The pollution prompted the board to cancel two Ranji Trophy matches in Delhi last year.”As you are aware, the BCCI is sensitive about this fog and smog over the years when they scheduled domestic games out of Delhi…” Choudhary said.advertisementSeveral Sri Lankan players had their facemasks on even on Tuesday.Their coach Nic Pothas has called Delhi’s air pollution a “unique” and “well-documented” problem but Choudhary said Sri Lanka Cricket did not raise the issue when the tour was being finalised.”If they had any (objection), they didn’t express it to me,” the BCCI official said.last_img read more

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Beyond perception

first_imgWhen you heard the title Dream Girl, did you think that it might be about you? Yes of course, I thought that. By any film industry standard or normal English language standard the meaning of Dream Girl will be that it is about the girl in the film. But when they said that there is this twist in the film that the hero is actually the ‘dream girl’ of many, my initial reaction was, ‘Wait, tell me more about it.’ Because, when you listen to a storyline like this, it will catch anyone’s interest. Your first reaction will be – How can this happen? How will it happen? And when I finally heard the full narration, I just could not stop laughing. I went on laughing for an hour. I felt like this is such a quirky take on the story that there was one Dream Girl so long ago whom no one can replace. If this was a girl’s story, there would have been a direct comparison, which would never ever be justified. In fact, I think that in 2019, we are making such quirky cinema with such great stories and it is such a great idea to take a boy and make him the Dream Girl. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger There is a grey image attached to you with the success of your films like the Pyaar Ka Punchnama series and of course, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. Do you think that with Dream Girl you will be able to break it? I didn’t plan to break that, generally speaking. But with Dream Girl, I guess that it has been broken. In this film, for the first time, I am not playing anything grey. I am pure white. I am an ati sundar pure soul, white from within. And I love this man from within and eventually marry him. But yes, this is the first film where you will see me actually getting married on-screen. My first successful on-screen wedding. (Laughs). Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up You have had a steady rise to success. What learnings do you have when you look back now? I have learnt a lot. All of that learning has helped me become who I am right now. And everything that has happened in this course, I am thankful for it. Whatever, be it the good, bad or the ugly, I am genuinely thankful for it. To everybody who rejected me, I would like to say that thank you very much because if they hadn’t rejected me, I would have done those films and they would not have worked. Stuff like that also happens. I am happy where I am and I am happy that I am still starting off in a place where there is not too much pressure on me. I like being in a space where I can experiment, do things that I like doing. I like that I am still new. But you also have experimented with new concepts in cinema. What elements do you choose your films on? Just the story. I hear a narration and then I read the script, I think about it from the audience’s point of view. But every kind of audience, I feel, has their own sensibilities. One group may like something and the other may like something else. So, if I like something then it doesn’t mean that it has to match with what the masses are thinking. It will not be a call where the opinion is unanimous. But since I like it, I enjoy it, I instantly want to essay that part or be part of that film and be in that world. Then I just say yes.last_img read more

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Aadhaar will be linked to driving licence to avoid forgery Ravi Shankar

first_imgUnion Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Sunday said that driving licence would be linked to Aadhaar card to check forgery. While addressing the 75th anniversary celebrations of Bihar Industry Association in Patna, Prasad said to arrest forgery, the government would now ask Aadhaar to be linked with the driving licence. “Duplicate driving license could not be made if Aadhar becomes mandatory for it,” AIR quoted Prasad as saying. “Aadhar is playing a vital role in checking corruption. Rs 1,47,677 crore has been saved due to digital identity through Aadhar,” the law minister said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The government has already stopped the process of verification using Aadhaar for driving license. “The Ministry in compliance to the order of the Supreme Court dated September 26, 2018 … stopped the process of verification using Aadhaar for the Driving Licences,” Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told Rajya Sabha in a written reply in July.”The process of collection of biometric at the RTOs has been discontinued,” he had added. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The Supreme Court last year struck down some provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, by a 4:1 majority. The apex court said a person’s rights could not be denied on the ground of lack of a unique ID. While the majority judgment, written by Justice AK Sikri in concurrence with CJI Dipak Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar, the court upheld the seeding of PAN with Aadhaar and set aside linking Aadhaar to bank accounts and mobile phone numbers.(Inputs from The Indian Express)last_img read more