Former Coal Plant Could Be Reborn as Offshore Wind Fabrication Facility

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Southcoast Today:Turbine foundations will be built at Brayton Point in Somerset if Bay State Wind receives a Massachusetts contract for offshore wind, a company spokeswoman said Thursday.German steel maker EEW and Houston-based steel company Gulf Island Fabrication, which will provide foundations for the project, have selected the former Brayton Point [coal-fired] power plant as their manufacturing location, according to Lauren Burm, a spokeswoman for Orsted, one of Bay State Wind’s parent companies.Timothy Mack, who does business development in U.S. offshore wind for EEW, said the steel companies are negotiating a long-term lease for the entire Brayton Point property. “We think it’s one of the few long-term sites that…has long-term viability due to the quayside, the large acreage and the proximity to the sites,” he said.Another plus for Brayton Point is the shipping channel, according to Mack. The dredged channel that served the plant for some 30 years for coal delivery remains largely intact.Bay State Wind, a joint venture between Danish energy company Orsted and local energy company Eversource, is one of three projects competing in a state-supervised bidding process to supply offshore wind power to Massachusetts energy distribution companies. A 2016 state law requires the power companies to buy electricity from offshore wind.More: Brayton Point Chosen For Wind Turbine Foundation Factory Former Coal Plant Could Be Reborn as Offshore Wind Fabrication Facilitylast_img read more

UN chief recommends ministers, diplomats skip meeting due to coronavirus risks, letter

first_imgUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has recommended that ministers and diplomats skip a meeting in New York next month of the Commission on the Status of Women due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Friday.More than 7,000 people usually attend the annual meeting, officials said, which is dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is due to be held from March 9 to 20.However, in a letter to UN member states from the chair of the commission, Armenia’s UN Ambassador Mher Margaryan said Guterres had recommended that member states “shorten and scale down the session” and cancel dozens of side events. Topics : “He also strongly recommended that capital-based representatives refrain from traveling to headquarters for the session,” Margaryan wrote.The bureau of the Commission on the Status of Women proposed that member states agree to Guterres’ recommendations at a meeting on Monday.UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Guterres made the recommendations given the “fast-evolving situation” with the coronavirus and the need to “balance the UN’s critical work and public health concerns”.”The advice given by the secretary-general is based on inputs from the Senior Emergency Policy Team and very close consultations between the UN Medical Services and the World Health Organization,” Dujarric said.The flu-like virus that emerged from central China late last year has spread to about 60 countries, infected more than 85,000 people and killed almost 3,000, mostly in China.last_img read more

October Jobs That Pay Update: #AmazonInPA, Launching Google Skills, Moving Jobs from NYC to the Lehigh Valley

first_img By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Round-Up,  The Blog This month, Pennsylvania continued to attract businesses in pursuit of highly skilled talent and a robust economic climate that only the Keystone State can offer.Following Amazon’s request for proposals for a second headquarters in North America, Governor Wolf lead a statewide bipartisan effort to promote the commonwealth as the prime location for the company’s HQ2 project. The effort included the launch of Amazon in PA web page, a collection of economic facts and joint letters of support from Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, legislative leaders, education advocates, and cabinet officials.Highlights this month also include Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Pittsburgh launch of Grow with Google, a new digital skills workforce development initiative to help educators and small business nationwide, and the announcement that Royal Industries International, Inc., a manufacturer of promotional products, plans to move operations from Brooklyn, NY to Allentown, creating 80 new Pennsylvania jobs.Governor Wolf also joined Steve Case, founder of AOL and Revolution, on the Rise of the Rest tour that showcased several start-ups operating in central Pennsylvania.Finally, two Pennsylvania cities were ranked in the top 25 startup cities, Philadelphia (3) and Pittsburgh (12), according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.Highlights from October 2017Governor Wolf Announces Relocation of Royal Industries International, Inc. Into Pennsylvania, Creating 80 JobsGovernor Wolf Announces Google to Invest in Workforce, Business DevelopmentGovernor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Hears From North Central PennsylvaniaState Leaders Come Together in Effort to Attract Amazon HQ2 to PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 12 CountiesWolf Administration to Announce Partnership with CVS Health to Create ‘Jobs that Pay’ for Pennsylvanians with DisabilitiesGovernor Wolf Announces $25.4 Million Investment in Clean Water Infrastructure Impacting Seven CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces Thousands of Roadway Miles Paved, Hundreds of Bridge Projects Initiated this YearGovernor Wolf Launches New Manufacturing PA InitiativeGovernor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Stops in Northeastern PennsylvaniaHighlights from Instagram October Jobs That Pay Update: #AmazonInPA, Launching Google Skills, Moving Jobs from NYC to the Lehigh Valley Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: October 25, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Soufriere bus drivers on strike!

first_img Share 92 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Police officers on the scene in SoufriereBus drivers and owners in the Soufriere community have mounted a strike citing poor road conditions.Several individuals were left stranded and unable to make their way to Roseau for work and school.According to a villager the drivers are complaining that their roads have not been repaired for several years and often they are the ones who attempt to “patch the road with tarish”.They are also complaining that the poor road condition poses an additional cost for them as they have to constant pay for repairs and servicing of their vehicles.Public Relations Officer of the ruling Labour Party, Philbert Aaron, announced on a radio program this morning when the news broke that he had been reliably informed that “work should have commenced on road this day”.Dominica Vibes News understands that police officers are on the scene in Soufriere and will provide further details as they unfold.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Soufriere bus drivers on strike! by: – May 2, 2012 Tweetlast_img read more

Indiana NBA All-Stars

first_imgRecently I read an article in the Indianapolis Star that talked about 5 NBA stars with Indiana connections.  All 5 are capable of leading their teams to playoff berths.  They are:1.  Gordon Hayward of Brownsburg, Butler, and now Utah2.  Zach Randolph of Marion High School who went directly to Memphis3.  Mike Connelly of Lawrence North and also with Memphis4.  Jeff Teague of Pike High School is a member of the Atlanta Hawks.5.  Victor Olidipo of Indiana University and also a member of the HawksPut these 5 on the same team, and you would win a lot of NBA gameslast_img read more

Hoosier Lottery Introduces +Plus Option

first_imgINDIANA — Your chances to win the lottery in Indiana are going up.Hoosier Lotto is now Hoosier Lotto with +PLUS.The new game is designed for bigger prizes.For $1 more, the PLUS option gives you a 2nd chance at winning money by allowing you to match your numbers to a 2nd 6 number set.Numbers will still be drawn Wednesday and Saturday nights.last_img

Harris handles IMCA Stock Car foes at Raceway Park

first_imgRyan Harris ruled the Sunday IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Raceway Park. (Photo by Tim Smith)By Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (May 7) – New drivers hit victory lane in all five divisions Sunday at Raceway Park.The Casey’s General Store IMCA Stock Car feature had some of the best action of the evening with Ryan Harris coming out on top of a long battle with Jason Ward. Behind the duo of Harris and Ward, Greg Taylor took the third finishing position followed by Jeff Atkins.The Total Motors IMCA Modifieds saw Bob Moore roll out to a 10-car lead in the early laps that he would hold all the way to the checkered flag, with opening week winner Chris Abelson taking the runner-up spot.Rusty Montagne was the KCAU9 IMCA Northern SportMod winner and Tony Fetterman topped the CarQuest IMCA Hobby Stocks.Tyler Thompson paced the Z98 IMCA Sport Compacts.last_img read more

Pliskova lands in Italian Open final

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Halep wins Italian Open Muguruza, Kenin for Australian Open final Defending champion, Karolina Pliskova, eased into the final of the WTA Italian Open on Sunday to set up a meeting with top seed Simona Halep of Romania.Pliskova, the second seed, beat fellow Czech Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the final warm-up tournament on clay before the French Open. Top seed Halep battled to conquer Spanish ninth seed Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in their earlier semi-final at the Foro Italico.World number two Halep is seeking her first Rome title after finishing runner-up in 2017 and 2018.Tags: Foro ItalicoKarolina PliskovaMarketa VondrousovaSimona HalepWTA Italian Openlast_img read more

Chelsea captain John Terry ‘still hungry’ for success

first_img Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink, who succeeded Jose Mourinho last month, will provide a glowing reference if asked his opinion on whether Terry should stay on next term. “If I am asked I will give my honest opinion about that,” said the Dutchman, who is in his second caretaker spell at Stamford Bridge. “If I say what I’m saying now, spontaneously out of my heart, then you can imagine what I think. “His commitment is huge for this team and for the club, not just with his equalising goal, but with his attitude and the actions he did defensively and offensively.” Hiddink sees little difference in the Terry he managed in 2009 and the player he is coaching seven years on. “For me there’s not much (difference) between John in 2009 and now,” Hiddink said. “For me you would have to underline that with data. You can say ‘hey, make a test and say he has lost some speed’, but I cannot see that. “He’s fit, he trains well, he takes care of himself, takes a good rest, which you have to do at that age. I cannot see that he is slowing down a bit.” Terry’s 700th club appearance was eventful and began with an own goal. He needs six more appearances to make it 700 for Chelsea; his other six were for Nottingham Forest on loan in 2000. “I think he will make that,” Hiddink said. Terry improvised neatly to score his goal, but admitted he was offside. The decision to allow the goal to stand, after seven minutes of stoppage time had earlier been indicated, infuriated Everton boss Roberto Martinez. Terry cared little after his first goal of the season. He said: “It was just one of those moments where it was flicked on. I was offside and can’t argue with that. But I managed to just flick it over the keeper (Tim Howard). “From being 2-0 down, it half feels like a win. The character that we showed is everything they have been demanding from us and rightly so. “That fight could really kick us on. To come back from 2-0 against a really good side was superb.” Chelsea next play Arsenal on Sunday and could be without Diego Costa, who went off with a shin injury which required a scan. Should the injury prove serious, Chelsea may yet delve into the transfer market. Hiddink said: “Let’s wait on the report. If the negative (happens), then yes, we start thinking in a very quick way.” Terry played every minute of Chelsea’s Premier League title-winning campaign last season and was rewarded with a new 12-month contract. It is Chelsea policy to offer only one-year increments to players aged over 30. John Terry is convinced he is capable of playing on for Chelsea, although the 35-year-old captain is prepared to bide his time over a contract extension. Press Association But, like most Chelsea players, Terry has been culpable for an abject showing this season, with the future uncertain. Terry showed his determination and desire once again on Saturday by scoring the equaliser in a 3-3 draw with Everton in the eighth minute of stoppage time. Terry said: “When you get to a certain age, there are a lot of people out there who think ‘he’s 35, going on 36 and maybe his legs have gone’. But I have never had legs, it’s as simple as that. “I have never been quick all my career. But physically, I probably feel as good as I’ve ever felt in the last two or three years. “I’m in the right state of mind. I’m still hungry. I want to win and finish my career here. “But I’m not thinking of that. Last year, it was a couple of months from now before things got sorted. “For me the most important thing is to get us out of this and up the league table. “Hopefully that comes and I will just have to keep plugging away.” last_img read more

Wisconsin hopes to stay strong after Classic

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)Two days later, the Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic remained the focus of Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves’ weekly Monday press conference.Following the Badgers’ 3-2 win over Michigan Saturday at the Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic, Eaves talked about the importance of the game to the players.Perhaps more importantly, Eaves stressed the importance of avoiding a letdown following an exciting game on Saturday. With many family members in attendance, Eaves noted “a lot of energy was given, and we need to conserve some of that.”“If and when we do this kind of event again, one of the things we might do is take a page from the football team’s book and get our guys in a hotel room,” Eaves said.In order to help conserve some of this energy, the Badgers were given a day off from their usual practice routine. Coming back to practice Tuesday, Eaves believes a lighter practice will be beneficial to the team.“We’ll come on the ice and do some small area games that will be fun for them,” Eaves said.Looking to stay fresh at practice and continue their improved play from Saturday will be freshmen Justin Schultz and John Ramage.With concerns about freshmen fading down the stretch, Eaves said he was pleased with the play of Schultz, especially on the power play.“He was sharp,” Eaves said of Schultz. “He was making good decisions and he was decisive.”Regarding Ramage, Eaves said he believed the freshman defenseman has hit and moved past the “rookie wall” at this point.“With the world juniors, I think he has run into it a little bit,” Eaves said. “But I think this game will energize him, and we’ll move past that.”Over the past six games before the Classic, the Badgers faced a tough stretch of highly ranked opponents in Colorado College, Denver and Minnesota-Duluth.With that stretch behind them and the remaining schedule including several unranked teams, Eaves realized the potential for a letdown but did not believe it will be a factor for his players.“With so much at stake, I don’t think it’s going to be hard,” Eaves said of motivating his team.Eaves also talked about his team’s season as a series of “intermediate goals” to focus on and sees focusing on the team’s next goal as the most important thing.“This was an intermediate goal to win this game and we’ve got that,” Eaves said. “So lets take a closer look at where we’re at, what we need to do and what we need to focus on so that we can be effective in getting to our next intermediate goal.”When asked about his team’s goals, Eaves pointed to the MacNaughton Cup, awarded annually to the WCHA regular season conference champion, as “probably the one that’s most eminent right now.”Eaves is aware, however, that the road will not be an easy one for the Badgers as competition for the top spot in the conference has proven to be a close race.“Last year we had three teams that were vying at this time,” Eaves said. “Now we have five, six maybe, that are going to be vying to get that conference championship.”A crucial element to achieving their goals will be several of the players on the Badgers’ roster that have been included as recent candidates for the Hobey Baker Award, which is awarded annually to college hockey’s most outstanding player.While junior Brendan Smith has received the majority of the attention, several other Badgers, including Derek Stepan and Blake Geoffrion, could make cases for themselves coming into the end of the regular season.While Eaves realizes having several candidates on the roster may take attention away from any one particular player, Eaves acknowledges it as “a nice problem to have.” But as buzz around the country heats up, Eaves is hoping the attention won’t get to Smith.“Our reminder to Brendan will be very much like our reminder to our team,” he said. “If you focus on the process and what you need to do as a player, game in and game out, then you have a chance to win that.”As the Badgers look forward to hosting Minnesota State this weekend at the Kohl Center, Eaves will look for his team to find that focus and carry it through the end of their season.last_img read more