Nexus Starts Borkum Riffgrund 2 Cable Installation

first_imgVan Oord’s cable-laying vessel Nexus has started the installation of cables at Ørsted’s offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2, in the German North Sea.A total of 110 kilometers of cable will be laid in the wind farm to later connect the 56 wind turbines with the offshore substation.Furthermore, a cable will be laid to the nearby Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm, also owned by Ørsted.The installation work is expected to be completed in July. The connection to the converter platform DolWin3 will follow about one month later, the company noted.The cables for Borkum Riffgrund 2 were manufactured by Nexans in Hanover.After construction is completed, Borkum Riffgrund 2 will have an export capacity of around 450 megawatts and will be able to supply green electricity for the equivalent of around 460,000 German households.Full commissioning of the offshore wind farm is planned for 2019.last_img read more

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Donald Trump won’t take on the PC police

first_imgLast week a key difference between Cruz and Trump emerged over the issue of allowing men to use intimate facilities like restrooms and showers that are reserved for girls and women, simply by claiming a female “gender identity.” Trump displayed his New York values when he announced his opposition to efforts in North Carolina and elsewhere to protect the privacy and safety of girls and women, and said that Bruce (“Caitlyn”) Jenner would be welcome to use the women’s restrooms in Trump Tower.In response, Senator Cruz not only affirmed his support for state efforts to ward off this dangerous gender ideology that is being pushed by LGBT extremists, but produced an online ad highlighting his difference with Trump.last_img

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Dominicans given kudos for their participation in disaster weekend

first_img Share Share 7 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Dominicans given kudos for their participation in disaster weekend by: – June 29, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Dominicans are being encouraged to continue to carry out activities, to prepare themselves for any natural disaster.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit declared the weekend of June 24th to 27th to deal with natural disasters.Chairman of the Cabinet Sub Committee responsible for the program Ambrose George says the weekend activities should go beyond that.There were heightened activities in some areas to a lesser extent in other areas. From all reports everything went well. Several persons turned out but it should not stop there…it must continue,” he said.George said he is hoping that the event becomes annual.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Klopp hopes defeat fuels Liverpool’s fire

first_img Promoted Content8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitAir Pollution Is Rapidly Decreasing Thanks To COVID-19The Biggest Cities In The World So FarWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Dejan Lovren was one of those blamed by the Liverpool support for a rare defeat as Deeney relished the battle with the Croatian international. And Lovren is also hoping a “wake-up call” inspires Liverpool in the final stages of the season. “Maybe it is a wake-up call for us,” he said. “It can be a benefit to help us get to the end of the season. Read Also: AC Milan shortlist ex- Chelsea chief Emenalo for Sports director job “We know there is always an end for everything. It is here where our unbeaten run ended. We will not look at this result and think it was a bad season because of losing here. One performance won’t ruin everything, but this is always a learning process. “The last couple of games hadn’t been the best performances but we won. This one, it didn’t happen. This one was like someone hit us in our faces – and we deserved it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes his side’s stunning 3-0 defeat at Watford will serve as a lesson not to let their standards slip in the final few months of the season. Mohamed Salah reacts at the final whistle after Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat at Watford The Reds are still well on course for a first league title in 30 years with a commanding 22-point lead at the top of the table. But they were beaten for the first time in 45 Premier League games and in comprehensive fashion at Vicarage Road as Ismaila Sarr’s double and Troy Deeney’s measured finish completed a famous win for Watford. “Of course sometimes a little knock is important,” said Klopp. “So I don’t see anything negative in it. From time to time if you are not good enough you need to see effect.” Liverpool need a maximum of four wins from their last 10 games to guarantee the title but could still go on to win five trophies this season. The Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup have already been claimed, while Klopp’s men travel to Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday and trail Atletico Madrid 1-0 from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. “We can start again with whatever we did before, and we will,” said Klopp. “We cannot say now we will react in this way or that. We have to show it in the next games.” Loading… last_img read more

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Poyet unhappy with ref decisions

first_imgGus Poyet was left to rue a series of controversial decisions as Sunderland were denied a much-needed Barclays Premier League victory over West Brom. Asked about the goal, Poyet said: “It’s onside. It’s unfortunate from the linesman. You know what? I understand why he gave offside. Of course, in this situation when we needed it to go for us he made a mistake, but I am a little bit more disappointed with the other one, the red card. “I think it was an easy decision. The ref was not giving the foul, the foul was given by the linesman, so I think the call for the red card should be the linesman and not the referee. “What can I say without getting fined? It was unfortunate, the referee today.” West Brom boss Tony Pulis, however, was astonished to see a free-kick awarded, let alone a caution. He said: “I have seen old women in the high street take more of a knock and stay on their feet than what the lad did. It’s not even a free-kick, never mind Joleon getting booked.” Sunderland’s 13th league draw of the season extended their run without a goal to three games, and although they were comfortably the better side on a day when West Brom defended resiliently, but did little else, they were unable to fashion a breakthrough. Johnson’s disallowed strike looked to have done it and Baggies keeper Ben Foster pulled off important saves from Sebastian Larsson and substitute Connor Wickham either side of half-time, but chances were at a premium. The visitors were significantly less enterprising with James Morrison’s eighth-minute shot prompting keeper Costel Pantilimon’s only save, but it was they who left the Stadium of Light the happier. Head coach Poyet was convinced Baggies defender Joleon Lescott should have been sent off after being penalised for a fifth-minute foul on Danny Graham, and then saw a tight offside decision go against his team when Adam Johnson thought he had broken the deadlock in what proved to be a scrappy 0-0 draw. But it was the earlier incident which particularly disappointed the Uruguayan after referee Mike Jones initially waved play on before consulting assistant Constantine Hatzidakis and awarding a foul and a yellow card. Poyet said: “[It was] a case of trying everything and getting nothing, really. Performance, desire, commitment, going for it, it was spot-on. We needed a break, an action, a goal, a finish, a lucky goal or a right decision from the referee, and nothing. “You say in England ‘it wasn’t to be’ – it’s that kind of day. It was written in history that it was a 0-0 and we would be at the back of Match of the Day today again.” Pulis was understandably the happier boss after seeing the Baggies extend their run under him to one defeat in nine games in all competitions without playing as well as they have in recent weeks. He said: “The lads have done well. We have played really well in the last couple of weeks – we played really well against Swansea and played exceptionally well against West Ham, especially in possession of the ball, and we started well today. “But then we just fell away. The great thing about today is not playing as well as we have played, we still get something from the game and it’s very important that we do that from now until the end of the season. “We have got 12 games to go and we have to glean as many points as we possibly can out of those 12 games. We are in it with eight, nine, 10 other teams, so everybody is fighting for their lives. “I have done this a few times and you can never take your foot off the pedal. It’s going to be nip and tuck until the end of the season.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Kiwi openers stand firm after Labuschagne’s 215

first_imgBy Nick MulvenneySYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) – Marnus Labuschagne scored a maiden double-century to drive Australia to 454 all out before New Zealand’s openers resisted the home attack to post 63 without loss on the second day of the third Test yesterday.Tom Latham, standing in as captain for the sick Kane Williamson, had made 26 not out at the close of play with Tom Blundell unbeaten on 34 but the tourists know they still have a mountain to climb if they are to avoid a 3-0 series sweep.Labuschagne is a large part of the reason for that and a hot, sunny day at the Sydney Cricket Ground belonged to the irrepressible 25-year-old, who has enjoyed a golden summer in Australia’s home season. He had a nervous 20 minutes, one run short of the double-century mark but his 19th four got him over the line and earned him a standing ovation from the crowd.He finally departed for 215, caught and bowled by spinner Todd Astle and left the field to another huge ovation having scored 837 runs at an average of 119.57 in five home Tests this season. Labuschagne faced 363 deliveries in a magnificent innings that looked to have set Australia well on their way to another victory to add to the thumping wins they enjoyed in Perth and Melbourne.“It was a good day personally but more importantly a good day for Australia,” Labuschagne said. “They fought back, as you would expect, but we’ll do the toil and hopefully get the win.” New Zealand made short work of the tail after Labuschagne’s exit to dismiss the hosts and bring up tea before their openers headed back out to face Australia’s in-form pacemen.The Black Caps have accumulated only one score in excess of 200 runs in their previous four innings in the series but Latham and Blundell saw off the attack and scrapped their way to stumps. “It was nice to turn up and show that fight today,” said Astle. “It’s gonna be a tough ask but that’s what this group’s about. We’ll keep grinding away.”There had been concerns that soaring temperatures forecast for yesterday might have worsened the bushfire emergency around Australia and the blanket of acrid smoke that had covered Sydney on several occasions in recent weeks might return.Labuschagne, however, resumed his innings on 130 under blue skies and was soon passing 150 for the third time in his last seven innings. With Australia utterly dominating all five home matches this year, their fans have had precious little drama to enjoy so it was perhaps understandable that they made the most of Labuschagne’s progress through the 190s.“Being in the 190s is a bit different to being in the 90s, you’re just trying to avoid doing something stupid,” Labuschagne added. The crowd were kept waiting for four overs with Labuschagne stuck on 199 and there were good-hearted boos for captain Tim Paine when he scored a single off the final ball of one to keep the strike for the next.New Zealand pulled in the field to deny him the single and it worked for seven deliveries until he swiped at a Colin de Grandhomme delivery and got a thick edge that sent the ball racing to the boundary.AUSTRALIA 1st innings o/n 283-3David Warner c Colin de Grandhomme b Neil Wagner 45Joe Burns c Ross Taylor b Colin de Grandhomme 18Marnus Labuschagne c & b Todd Astle 215Steven Smith c Ross Taylor b Colin de Grandhomme 63Matthew Wade b William Somerville 22Travis Head c BJ Watling b Matt Henry 10Tim Paine b Colin de Grandhomme 35James Pattinson b Neil Wagner 2Pat Cummins c Glenn Phillips b Todd Astle 8Mitchell Starc b Neil Wagner 22Nathan Lyon not out 6Extras: (lb-6, nb-1, w-1) 8Total: (all out, 150.1 overs) 454Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-95, 3-251, 4-288, 5-331, 6-410, 7-416, 8-426, 9-430.Bowling: Matt Henry 32-3-94-1 (w-1), Colin de Grandhomme 24-1-78-3 (nb-1), Neil Wagner 33.1-9- 66-3, William Somerville 29-2-99-1, Todd Astle 32-0-111-2.NEW ZEALND 1st inningsTom Latham not out 26Tom Blundell not out 34Extras: (b-1, lb-2) 3Total: (29.0 overs) 63-0Bowling: Mitchell Starc 7-0 18-0, Pat Cummins 9-3-18-0, James Pattinson 4-1-0- 0, Nathan Lyon 8- 3-13- 0, Marnus Labuschagne 1-0-1-0.last_img read more

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Elections set new voter record

first_imgA record 6,258 students voted in the Undergraduate Student Government elections this year.Andrew Menard and Rini Sampath, the online editor of the Daily Trojan, won the president and vice president election, with a total of 2,789 votes. Logan Heley and AJ Pinto came in second place, with a total of 1,871 votes, while James White and Brigid Kelly came in third place with a total of 1,232 votes.For the Greek ballot results, Providence Illisevich came in with a total of 1,288 votes for Greek senator. Logan Burkhead came in second with a total of 1,278 votes and Devon Chiapello came in third with a total of 1,073 votes.For the residential ballot results, Aziz Akbari came in with the most votes, a total of 1,589. Maddie Lees came in second with 1,330 votes, and Brandon Chang came in third with 1,241 votes. Samantha Cheng, Logan Childers and Christine Hasrouni came in fourth, fifth and sixth, with 1,132 votes, 1,119 votes and 1,030 votes, respectively.In regards to the commuter ballot results, Brianna Thorpe and Hayden Smith tied for first with a total number of 165 votes each. Michael Johnson came in third, with 131 votes, while Samuel Cascante came in fourth with 109 votes and Vong Xavier Nguyen came in fifth with a total of 101 votes.Olivia Diamond, USG senior director of communications, said that USG was very proud of the improvement in student voting.“USG is very happy with the increased voter turnout,” she said. “Having more people vote shows the new promotional efforts were successful.”last_img read more

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After unfortunate ending for North Dakota’s women’s hockey program, future of female sports remains unknown

first_imgThis caused an uproar in the women’s hockey world, and many people began to wonder what kind of school could just simply get rid of a program without bothering to tell them they were on the chopping block. Many asked for North Dakota to reconsider, or to give the team a year to make up the deficit, as they had allowed the men’s golf team to do the year prior.North Dakota’s president Mark Kennedy denied many of these requests, stating that the matter was over and that this is what the university needed to do. Many people, including former women’s hockey players, began to show their disappointment in their alma mater, with the hashtag #NotUNDProud.#NotUNDProud pic.twitter.com/8LZtNW0McG— Jocelyne Lamoureux-D (@JocelyneUSA17) April 12, 2017The appeal to get the women’s hockey program back at UND soon began, with the hashtag #NeverEndtheFight uniting people across both the U.S. and Canada in their mission to bring back the program. Many thought that the outcry from the public would be enough to make the university reconsider, but in the end, North Dakota held firm in their decision with the team.By the time that May rolled around, many of the players began to receive offers to attend other universities, many of which were in the WCHA. The team was fractured, and many of its players still feel pain when they think of the fate of their former team.Some players were not as lucky as others, as many colleges and universities already had their roster spots filled for the 2017-2018 season. While North Dakota still provided scholarships for the athletes of the recently canceled program, many of them were forced to quit a sport that they loved and left without any means of continuing at UND.Wisconsin was only able to acquire one person from the North Dakota program, and Campbell is now the starting goaltender here at the University of Wisconsin. Looking back at the unfortunate end of the women’s hockey program at UND, Campbell feels as though this loss was a major loss for the entirety of women’s hockey.Three former UW women’s hockey players honored in ESPN’s annual body issueIn this year’s Body Issue, ESPN featured three former University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team members in recognizing their fight Read…“It hurts women’s hockey, it hurt’s the game,” said Campbell. “But a program like [North Dakota] can get cut. It became a fight for the future of women’s hockey. We tried the best we could to raise awareness because we didn’t want this to happen to any other program in the NCAA.”This unfortunate event shows just how fragile the world of women’s sports can be. North Dakota is not the only school that has canceled a female sport due to budget concerns, nor will they be the last.Wisconsin is currently home to 12 different women’s sports, and it is sad to think that there might come a day when we lose one of them. Wisconsin has a strong fan base that provides for many of the women’s sports that they have, but the same cannot be said for other institutions.What happened at North Dakota is a tragedy, and calls to question how secure the world of women’s sports really is. These kinds of events cause many to lose interests in women’s sports and are extremely discouraging to any female athletes out there who want to continue playing their sport at the next level.Supporting a women’s sports team at this time is crucial, and doing anything is better than doing nothing. North Dakota should serve as a turning point in the history of women’s athletics, not as a catalyst. No one expected the University of North Dakota to cancel their women’s hockey program at the end of the 2017 season, not even the players of the North Dakota team.On March 30, 2017, UND announced that after financial aid cuts from the state government they would be forced to cancel three of their athletic programs. Out of those three programs, two of them were women’s sports: hockey and swimming.What makes this series of cuts even more unfortunate was the fact that North Dakota had not informed teams that budget cuts would be made to their athletic programs. Many thought that after budget cuts from the previous year, which would see the loss of the North Dakota baseball team, that finances at the university were finally stable.Women’s hockey: While classmates prepare for exams, Pankowksi, Clark chasing Olympic goldAnyone who has taken an economics class knows that every choice you make always has an opportunity cost — losing Read…So you can imagine the shock on the face of Kristen Campbell and her teammates when they found out their head coach was going to meet with school officials to discuss the future of their program. Campbell and her team already knew that this was not a good sign, since this was the exact same dialogue that happened between the university and the baseball team one year prior.“Our coach came into the locker room and said that they had a meeting at three,” Campbell said, “which was never a good sign. When baseball got cut the year before, they got a text saying that they had to go to a meeting.”Campbell and her teammates knew something was wrong when they saw their senior class watching over them at practice. Since this was a spring practice for the team, seniors were not required to attend practice, but the senior class of North Dakota came to watch their teammates play one more time.A few of the seniors had found out about the demise of their program from Twitter, where stories and rumors were already beginning to spread in the area. While all of these stories were not technically confirmed yet, the senior class had a pretty good idea of what was about to happen to their team.Campbell recalled the strange events of that day, and remembers that the team knew something was off. Still, the team practiced on, not knowing that this would be their final practice together.A heartbreaking photo came out a few hours later, with North Dakota’s Gracen Hirschy showing the team practicing for the 2017-2018 season that they were looking forward to.last_img read more

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Dom Madonna named ACC Defensive Player of the Week

first_imgRedshirt senior goalie Dom Madonna has been named ACC Defensive Player of the Week following an eight-save game against then-No. 9 Army. Then-No. 16 Syracuse (2-1) found itself in a five-goal deficit early against Army (3-1) before clawing its way back and winning in triple overtime, 11-10. The Orange jumped four spots in this week’s rankings, in large part due to Madonna’s performance in net. He allowed just four goals in the second half, even making crucial saves in the first two overtimes, one coming while man-down. Madonna also assisted on the game-winner, which came off a successful clear, finding Ryan Simmons in stride for a breakaway.“Dom has been playing very well for us the last two games and has been one of our strengths,” SU head coach John Desko said.Madonna made 11 saves and allowed 15 goals against then-No. 4 Albany in a 15-3 blowout loss the week before. But Desko credited the score toward Syracuse’s struggles as a whole — the Orange was blown out at the faceoff X (5-for-22) and held possession for roughly 10 of the game’s first 45 minutes, Desko estimated.“(Madonna) was just very comfortable in the goal, he’s been seeing it very well,” Desko said. “We saw it last week, even though the score was the way it was. He was a strength coming out of that game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMadonna and the Orange will hit the road for the first time this season, taking on No. 4 Virginia (4-0) on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Klockner Stadium. Comments Published on February 26, 2018 at 9:30 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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On Air…Platin Gaming gains Extreme Live Gaming content

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Platin Gaming appoints Matthijs Vogelenzang as Commercial lead July 17, 2018 Tipbet evolves cash out feature for new season July 30, 2018 Share Related Articles Betradar accredits Platin Gaming sports betting solutions February 27, 2017 Updating its client base, industry software provider Platin Gaming has announced that it has added Extreme Live Gaming provisions available to its inventory of partner content.Extreme Live Gaming is the Live Dealer specialist division of leading gambling technology firm Novomatic Group.Moving forward Malta-based Platin Gaming will now be supplied games for its online gaming and sports betting platform, which will be delivered from their new partner company’s London studios.Utilising optimised API’s and best in-class HD streaming technology, Extreme Live Gaming offers a diverse portfolio of live dealer games, including roulette, blackjack, baccarat and its own Golden Ball game.Extreme Live Gaming’s founder and CEO Darwyn Palenzuela: “The aim for us is always to provide our diverse and innovative games to the most dynamic and exciting providers. With its history of growth in Sports Betting and now Casinos, Platin Gaming is a tremendous partner for our business.”Dr. Ryan Mifsud at Platin Gaming, welcomed Extreme Live as new partners: “We take great care to provide the ideal mix and choice of games for our customers. The selection of Extreme Live Gaming as our Live Dealer supplier, with its unique player features, is designed to enhance further this optimal portfolio. We are looking forward to a long and mutually successful partnership.”last_img read more

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