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Vattenfall Seeks DanTysk, Sandbank Heli Search & Rescue Team

first_imgVattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) inaugurated the Sandbank offshore wind farm on 23 July. The DanTysk offshore wind farm was fully commissioned in April 2015, and its offshore accommodation platform was installed in the summer of 2016. Vattenfall has invited tenders for the provision of helicopter rescue services for DanTysk and Sandbank offshore wind farms in Germany.The tender is divided in three lots: Rescue Helicopter, Paramedics and Telemedicine, three being the maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer.The offshore wind developer is looking for a rescue helicopter with flight and medical teams to set up a whole rescue chain for the two offshore wind farms.To ensure the rescue chain, it is important to take into consideration the emergency response time (rescue helicopter), exposed location of the wind farms, weather conditions and the number of the staff ensuring the operation of the wind farms, according to the tender invitation document For this reason, it is unavoidable to have at least one specially trained and equipped emergency paramedic at the Sandbank and DanTysk wind farms, based 24/7 on the DanTysk offshore accommodation platform. Vattenfall added that the paramedic also might need to be able to be hoisted with a helicopter to a wind turbine, even though this is not planned at the moment.For this task, the paramedic is authorised by an emergency physician and can be advised by him, or by an emergence hospital, if necessary. In addition, the paramedic can be transferred by a CTV to the DanTysk and Sandbank turbines, if needed.Vattenfall is also procuring a suitable telemedicine device and the needed telemedicine connection to emergency hospital within the framework of the operational rescue concept for DanTysk and Sandbank.Deadline for submission of requests to participate is 22 August. Invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates are expected to be dispatched on 31 August.The awarded contract(s) will start on 1 February 2018 and end on 31 January 2020, with an option for renewal.last_img read more

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Barcelona’s Oshoala goes goal crazy, fires four past Tacon

first_imgFour time African women footballer of the year Assisat Oshoala was on fire Saturday in the Spanish women’s league as she scored four goals in 6-0 demolition of out played Tacon. The Nigerian international, who was missing at the recent CAF Award in Egypt where she earned her fourth gong, took the war to Tacon from the first blast of the whistle netting the first goal as early as the 2nd minute after a timely assist from teammate Marta Torrejón. The former Arsenal ladies ace was again on target in the 19th, 47th and 63rd minutes to round off her four goal harvest with the remaining two goals coming from Jenni Hermoso and Marta Torrejón. Oshoala who in May last year extended her contract with the Barcelona till 2022 has netted over nine goals since joining the side from Chinese side Dalian Quanjian F.Advertisement Barcelona ladies celebrate after 6-0 demolition of Tacon on Saturday The three time African Women Championship winner shortly after the CAF award became the subject of discuss as stakeholders and non-stakeholders alike battled themselves over whether she did enough to merit the award this time on one hand and whether or not compatriots who did not vote for her did the right thing.  The 25 year old has however come out to say she bears not grudge against anybody. Read Also CAF Awards 2019: Oshoala picks Nigeria’s only prize Her five star performance on Saturday is an indication that the award for her is only a ginger and a call for further hard work even as Nigeria only few days back signified interest to host the 2020 edition of the African Women Nations Cup following the withdrawal of Congo-Brazaville . FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking ReasonsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

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Antique cops will arrest curfew violators sans warning

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – Police officers inthis province will be arresting individuals who will violate curfew hours withoutwarning. Authorities have been imposing an 8 p.m.to 5 a.m. curfew rule since last month under Gov. Rhodora Cadiao’s ExecutiveOrder (EO) No. 35. In Sibalom and Culasi towns in thisprovince, curfew violators are ordered to do vigil in front of empty coffinsplaced in gymnasiums. They will be released once curfew is over.(With a report from PNA/PN) “The directive actually came fromPhilippine National Police chief General Archie Francisco Gamboa to conductimmediate physical arrest without warning,” said Escobar. Antique Police Provincial Office chieffor operations Lieutenant Colonel Norby Escobar said they already received a directivefrom the Police Regional Office 6 to implement “physical arrest” tocurfew violators immediately without warning starting April 23.center_img Aside from curfew violators, they wouldalso arrest those who do not use face mask in public places, which is nowmandatory under Cadiao’s EO No. 40, and those who do not apply proper physicaldistancing.From March 17 to April 12, police apprehended at least 116 persons in this provincedue to curfew violations. They were recorded by 13 police stations. Of the 116 persons, 88 of whom werewarned, one was fined, seven were under inquest and 20 are still waiting forregular filing of their cases in court. Local authorities in Sibalom, Antique will require curfew violators to do vigil in front a casket. Police in this province have been ordered to apprehend without warning people disobeying curfew hours since April 23. DAVID VAGILIDAD last_img read more

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Lacson wary of COVID second wave of infections

first_imgLacson’s appeal came after the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) classified the province along with other areas in Western Visayas as “low risk” for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission. “While the Negrenses are all eager to revive the economy and return to the ‘new normal’ at the soonest possible time, (the) enthusiasm has been tempered by the lack of a testing center” in the province,” the governor said in his letter. Lacson earlier placed Negros Occidental under enhanced community quarantine from March 30 to April 14, and then extended this until April 30. He assured the President that once the GCQ in Negros Occidental is extended, safety measures such as border control and modified home quarantine will still be in place to safeguard the health of Negrenses. (With a report from PNA/PN) BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson believes the battle against SARS–CoV–2, the virus which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is far from over. GCQ is a form of quarantine with more relaxed measures compared to the enhanced community quarantine. It was enforced in provinces and cities considered to have moderate or low risk to COVID-19. According to the governor, he doesn’t want to risk the lives of the Negrenses as he believes the threat of COVID-19 is still far from over. Starting May 1, the province has shifted to GCQ, based on the IATF classification.center_img Lacson stressed that extending the GCQ in Negros Occidental will enable the province to complete the construction and accreditation of the COVID-19 testing laboratory at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City. He cited that five repatriated seafarers who recently arrived in Negros Occidental have tested positive for COVID-19. They are among the seven confirmed cases in the province. He said Negros Occidental feels vulnerable without a COVID-19 bio-lab, which can screen incoming passengers from neighboring high-risk areas such as Cebu, and the National Capital Region and give reliable results to identify and isolate positive COVID-19 cases. He furnished Tuesday a letter addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte asking for a GCQ extension. Wary of a second wave of the new coronavirus, Lacson wants to extend the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Negros Occidental until May 31. Lacson said if the GCQ will not be extended, it will result in the influx of overseas Filipino workers from high-risk areas as returning back to normal ways will result in the opening of seaports and airports in the province.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Freshman Team Victorious Over Trojans

first_imgThe Batesville High School Freshman Basketball team improved to 5-0 on their season with a 38-23 win at East Central.The Bulldogs started out hot in the first half and led 17-4 going into halftime. Second half full court pressure by The Trojans caught the dogs a little off guard but they battled through. Another night of unselfish play by the Bulldogs had 8 of the 9 active players scoring in the game.The Dogs have back to back games on the road Saturday and Monday as they play Plainfield and Jennings County.Score by quarter:  BHS: 8 17 29 38.  ECHS: 0 4 11 23.Scoring:  Lane Oesterling 5; Sam Giesting 5; Gus Cooper 3; Nathan Eckstein 2; Devin Scripture 5; Alex Westerfeld 6; Tyler Myers 8; Kevin Salatin 0; and Charlie Prickel 4.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.last_img read more

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Ronaldinho regains freedom in Paraguay

first_imgRelatedPosts Court sentences man, 31, to one month in prison over N100,000 fraud Court remands patient’s husband for allegedly assaulting Doctor 50-year-old man sent to prison for allegedly defiling four-year-old girl Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho has been released from house arrest in Paraguay after his detention for holding a forged passport. The World Cup winner and his brother spent one month behind bars and another four detained in a luxury hotel in the capital Asuncion on bail.Both have now been released, although they must pay $200,000 (£153,000) in damages between them.Ronaldinho had a glittering football career before his retirement in 2015.He helped Brazil to their fifth World Cup victory in 2002 and won the Champions League and two La Liga titles with Spanish football club Barcelona, as well as playing for Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan.In March he and his brother, Roberto de Assis Moreira, who is also his business manager, were detained after allegedly using fake passports to enter Paraguay.Ronaldinho was travelling to the country to promote a campaign for underprivileged children.He spent his 40th birthday in a Paraguayan prison before the pair paid bail and moved to a luxury hotel under house arrest.Prosecutors did not think the footballer had any role getting the false passports, but they believed his brother knew they were fake.Both however have maintained their innocence.“The precautionary measure of arrest is lifted, there are no more restrictions placed by Paraguayan justice,” Judge Gustavo Amarilla told the court on Monday.Tags: FreedomParaguayPrisonRonaldinholast_img read more

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Ferguson’s best United XI

first_img Here, we have a selected possibly the best United XI during Ferguson’s tenure. Goalkeeper: Peter Schmeichel. Boils down to a choice between Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar, with hardly anything between them. Schmeichel (five titles, one European Cup) gets the nod, but only because he came before Van der Sar (four titles, one European Cup) and broke the mould. Right-back: Gary Neville. Paul Parker was an essential component of Ferguson’s first title-winning team but Neville is the stand-out candidate. Loyal, brave – a bit of a pain sometimes. But committed and pretty good too. First-team career lasted 19 years and 602 appearances. Centre-half: Jaap Stam and Nemanja Vidic. Ferguson has admitted to making one of his few mistakes in allowing Stam to leave in 2001. Serbian Vidic holds the rare distinction of being confirmed a United player on Christmas Day. Struggled at first but has gone on to become one of the world’s best defenders. Left-back: Patrice Evra. Few could quibble if this spot went to Denis Irwin, or even Phil Neville. Evra is slightly better though, especially in an attacking sense. Right-wing: Cristiano Ronaldo. Now the arguments begin. David Beckham is an obvious choice here and his efforts deserve due mention. But someone who was crowned the world’s best player during his time at United – and is still rated in the top two – has to have a place. Ronaldo’s trickery was not to everyone’s taste. Forty-two goals in a single season certainly was. Central midfield: Roy Keane and Paul Scholes. Keane’s duels with Patrick Vieira were the stuff of legend and performance in the 1999 Champions League semi-final against Juventus in Turin, when he was already booked and out of the final, will stand comparison with any. When great players such as Xavi and Edgar Davids are asked to name the man who made United tick, Scholes is the name they always come up with. Left-wing: Ryan Giggs. Ferguson likened Giggs to “a piece of paper blowing in the wind” when he first saw him as a schoolboy. Nearly 900 appearances later, the Welshman is still going strong. Barring the first FA Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup triumph in 1991, Giggs has played a part in all Ferguson’s successes. Centre-forward: Wayne Rooney and Eric Cantona: Arrived a teenage sensation, then condemned to live in Ronaldo’s shadow, Rooney subsequently blossomed. Carried United into their post-Ronaldo season. More than any single player, Cantona transformed United from nearly men to champions. Arrived with the swagger of a man destined to usurp Denis Law as the new king. Fifteen years after his departure, he is still adored. After 26 years at Manchester United, boss Sir Alex Ferguson announced he was to retire from his post at the end of the season.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Rivers Unveils Real Madrid Academy to Groom Next Generation of Stars

first_imgNyesom-Wike Real Madrid official describes the academy as the best in Africa, commend Wike Ernest Chinwo in Port HarcourtRivers State Government has unveiled the Real Madrid Football Academy constructed by the Nyesom Wike administration to promote professional football.Inaugurating the academy in the presence of officials of Real Madrid Football Club and Rivers State Government, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said the academy would groom the next generation of stars. He said: “This project will allow the early discovery and harnessing of football talents in Rivers State.“There have always been great football talents from Rivers State. Great players like Taribo West, George Finidi and Joseph Yobo. This project will create more stars,” stressed the Oyo State governor.He described sports as one of the greatest unifying factors in Nigeria.While commending the idea behind the Real Madrid Academy, the Oyo Governor insisted Gov Wike was indirectly promoting national unity.Makinde thanked the Rivers State governor for his commitment to the development of Rivers State, adding that as a person who lived in Port Harcourt, he knows the high level of infrastructural development the state has witnessed under his administration..In his address earlier, Gov. Wike described the unveiling of the academy as one of the happiest days of his life as it has marked the beginning of a new football era.“Today is one of the happiest days of my life. Today, our dream has come to fruition by the help of God,” he noted.He said that the state government has resolved to construct a school and hostel in addition to the present facilities at the academy.Wike stated that 70 per cent of the students of the academy would be from Rivers State, while other Nigerians would account for 30 per cent of the participants.“The money used to execute this project is from Rivers State.  Therefore, Rivers money is for Rivers people. Seventy per cent of the students will be indigenes of Rivers State. The remaining 30 per cent will be from other states.“All Rivers indigenes to be trained in the academy will school here free of charge,” he announced.He said Rivers people deserve the best, hence his administration is committed to initiating and executing quality projects for the people.Area Manager of Real Madrid Foundation for Africa and Middle East, Mr Inigo Vallejo, assured the state that the club would continue to support and sustained the development of the academy.He said after series of engagement with Wike on the academy, the club keyed into it and would help drive the project.While thanking the Rivers State governor for his commitment to football development, he stated that Real Madrid Football Club would provide the necessary technical support to develop the academy.Earlier during a courtesy visit to Wike at Government House, Port Harcourt, Vallejo described the Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt as the Mother of All Football Academies in Africa.He said Real Madrid Football Club positively responded to the dream of Wike to set up an academy in Rivers State.He said: “Mr Governor, you had a dream to deliver sports programmes to the children of Rivers State.“Real Madrid has responded to your dream and today, we have the ‘Mother of All Football Academies in Africa.”.He said the Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt is the first by the club in Nigeria, noting that it has facilities that are of international standards.Responding, Wike, thanked President Perez of Real Madrid for approving the setting up of the Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt.He said the Rivers State Government has developed the best facilities to groom future international stars.“I want to through you, thank President Perez for approving the development of a Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt. We have the very best facilities to groom new stars.“This will be the very best. From the players that will be trained in this academy, some players of Real Madrid Football Club will emerge,” he said.He said the final agreement for technical partnership and cooperation between Real Madrid Football Club and the Rivers State Government would be signed in the coming weeks.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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West Virginia center Madsen ruled academically ineligible for Pinstripe Bowl

first_imgWest Virginia center Joey Madsen has been ruled academically ineligible and will not play against Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 29, the Charleston Daily Mail reports.Madsen, a senior, has started in 50 of the Mountaineers’ last 51 games as a center. The lone game he missed was also a bowl game—he was academically ineligible when WVU played North Carolina State in the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl.Madsen was named second-team all-Big 12 this season after playing all but eight offensive snaps for West Virginia and leading the team with 55 knockdowns.John Bassler is listed as the backup center, but the Mountaineers could opt to move starting right guard Jeff Braun inside to center and replace him with either Pat Eger or Nick Kinder. Both Eger and Kinder have logged at least one start at right guard this season. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on December 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Kaeli O’Connor’s power and toughness makes her a key for Syracuse’s defense

first_img Published on April 11, 2016 at 9:52 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR On Kaeli O’Connor’s third day in Austria competing, all because her friend’s teammate was too old for the event, she found herself pushing a teammate in a bobsled toward an icy drop she had two days to prepare for.Her job was to push the small missile hard enough that it would skitter the 870 meters of frozen track in less than 55 seconds. In her only official run ever for the Junior World Championships — she said she went to the hospital before the second run for the stomach flu she could no longer grit out — O’Connor finished 10th of 12 teams.The initial action had struck O’Connor as similar to the sled pushes she did at high school track practice. Years later, when she focused solely on lacrosse, she’d still be doing the sled pushes on recommendation from her offseason trainers.That’s because, no matter the sport, O’Connor’s game has always been about raw power.“She’s tenacious,” assistant coach Regy Thorpe said. “… Just a really strong girl.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textO’Connor’s brief foray into bobsled didn’t last, and now the junior defender is a key piece in the Syracuse (11-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) defense that’s kickstarted a four-game win streak. Her toughness has helped Syracuse control its games in the midfield and not allow opponent’s second chances, whether via her 11 caused turnovers or 21 groundballs, both of which are second best on the team. It’s especially important for the Orange to maintain its advantage of grabbing 52 percent of available groundballs because SU forces the same amount of turnovers as opponents and turns the ball over more.“I always box out first,” O’Connor said of the key to getting a groundball, her specialty. “As soon as the ball hits the ground, you have to commit. If you hesitate for even a second, someone else is getting it.”The aggression led to too many fouls early in the year, Thorpe said. But now she’s putting herself in better positions defensively to pick up groundballs cleanly, which is “a huge asset” because it allows the offense — ninth in the nation with 13.79 goals per game — more time to work.The key to groundballs, players said, is boxing out to get a clean scoop at the ball, and O’Connor, at 5-foot-4, is one of the shortest defenders on the team and has that leverage. Both Thorpe and defender Brenna Rainone said both described her as “relentless.”“She’s just very tough on the field with other teams,” fellow defender Brenna Rainone said. “… She’s really fun to play with.”Two years ago in Maryland during a fall ball scrimmage, Thorpe noticed one of his players taking it upon herself to collect every groundball and clear it. Again and again, she picked it up and carried it out of the zone.“’Wow,’” Thorpe said to himself. “She was probably a little lower on the depth chart (then), but then she sprung out of nowhere carrying it up.”In the two years since, O’Connor has started every game. But now the coaching staff is asking O’Connor to not just clear, but attack past riders and potentially dish out man-up assists. She said she’s still uncomfortable doing it, especially in close games, and isn’t concentrating on offense.That’s just how O’Connor, the daughter of two collegiate lacrosse players, grew up. She began playing defense young and never practiced shooting, opting for drills in stick skills and groundballs. Her two rough-housing brothers taught her to be rugged. She played football with them in middle school. The first word that comes to her mind when describing her style of play is “aggressive.”“My mindset is I get (the groundballs) or I foul,” O’Connor said. “The 50-50 balls are the ones I like going for, and the ones I have to get it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more