DNV GL Certifies SeeOs Offshore Substation Concept

first_imgAtlantique Offshore Energy, part of Chantiers de l’Atlantique, has secured certification from DNV GL for its SeeOs modular electrical substation concept for offshore wind farms.Source: Chantiers de l’AtlantiqueAccording to the company, the Certification Report and Statement of Compliance is a crucial step in approving the design of electrical offshore substations, validating the underlying assumptions and the studies executed so far which will benefit future projects.The Scalable Efficient Evolutive Offshore Station (SeeOs) can accommodate any power requirement, from 200MW up to 1GW+, and can be installed on monopile, jacket or floating foundations depending on the offshore site.It decreases delivery time and project CAPEX costs by 20%, as well as optimizes O&M costs up to 20%, Atlantique Offshore Energy stated.Specific requirements, such as shunt reactors, harmonic filters, back-up generators, living quarters, enclosed structure or external gangways, workshops or warehouses, can be implemented as add-ons to the base module, the company added.last_img read more

LMS and WFS Partner on Subsea Innovation

first_imgAberdeen-based Load Monitoring Systems (LMS) and Edinburgh-based WFS Technologies (WFS) have teamed up to drive growth and innovation in the subsea sector.Thanks to a recently signed agreement, WFS has upgraded its range of Seatooth SmartShackles with LMS shackles to deliver a range of wireless load monitoring solutions for the subsea market.The relationship between the two companies combines LMS’s subsea load measurement and monitoring equipment with WFS’s subsea communications products to create intelligent Subsea measurement and monitoring solutions.The partnership is already bearing fruit, with the design and build process underway on a project with a North Sea operator, set to be delivered early March 2020.Kirk Anderson, LMS managing director, said: “We have been looking for a quality subsea communications solution for some time and it was vital to find the right partner. We are therefore delighted to be working with such an established, reputable organisation as WFS, our combined specialist knowledge will benefit not only our businesses, but also the wider Subsea industry with the introduction of a new innovative technology.“The importance of creating strong alliances to drive mutual growth cannot be underestimated and this union is an excellent illustration of the possibilities which exist. With proven technical capabilities and a like-minded approach, we look forward to a promising future working with WFS.”Brendan Hyland of WFS added: “WFS is delighted to be working with LMS to deliver Seatooth SmartShackles to the energy, aquaculture and marine mooring markets. The Seatooth SmartShackle is another example of how a Subsea IOT wireless system can deliver cost and time benefit to subsea operators.”last_img read more

Simone Gbagbo’s ex-bodyguard appeals murder sentence

first_imgThe former bodyguard of ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo’s wife has appealed a 20-year prison sentence for murder, his lawyer said on Monday.Anselme Seka Yapo was this month convicted by an Ivory Coast military court for a murder committed during post-election violence in 2010-2011. He was in charge of ex-first-lady Simone Gbagbo’s security and was arrested in October 2011.“We have lodged an appeal against the decision,” his lawyer, Mathurin Dirabou, told AFP.Dirabou said the witness testimony was questionable and that medical evidence “revealed nothing”.Gbagbo himself is now awaiting trial in The Hague, and is the first former head of state to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court, the world’s only permanent war crimes tribunal.His refusal to concede defeat after presidential polls in 2010 sparked a bloody stand-off in the world’s largest cocoa grower in which some 3 000 people died according to the United Nations.He was eventually toppled in April 2011 by current President Alassane Ouattara’s forces backed by the UN and France.Gbagbo was transferred to the ICC’s detention unit in The Hague in November 2011 but Simone Gbagbo, the former first lady, was thrown in jail at home.Since then, the Ivorian government has repeatedly refused to hand Simone Gbagbo, dubbed the nation’s “Iron Lady”, over to the ICC, where she too is wanted for crimes against humanity.–AFPRelated ICC upholds decision to try Côte d’Ivoire’s Simone Gbagbo South Africa to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence againcenter_img Ivory Coast leader announces amnesty for Simone Gbagbolast_img read more

Bulldogs Battle Cubs On The Mat

first_imgThe Batesville High school wrestling team continued on Tuesday with the bulldogs traveling to Madison to face the undefeated cubs. Batesville once again gave up 5 forfeits but was able to increase their starting line up to 9. With only 9 matches being wrestled the Bulldogs were able to once again win the majority of the matches with 5 wins. The forfeits were once again to much to overcome with Batesville losing 48-26.JT Linkel was the first winner with a hard-fought 8-4 victory at 145. Jonah Chase then followed with an impressive 20-3 tech-fall victory at 152. Josh Mobley got his second pin of the season competing at 152. Freshman Aaron Norman Would earn his first Varsity victory of his career by pin at 195. Tyler Schaeffer would close the night with a pinfall in his first match of the season at 132. Other bulldogs wrestling varsity Nick Nobbe, Alex Garcia, Brandon Manning, and Caleb Bischoff-Niese. In JV competition Jy’lil Chappel got his first win by pin. Christian Garcia and Parker Glandon also competed in JV matches.The season will continue for the bulldogs Saturday when they compete at the Milan 6-way.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.last_img read more

Toby Alderweireld confident for festive period due to Spurs’ strength in depth

first_imgToby Alderweireld believes Tottenham’s emphatic win over Monaco proves they have the depth of squad to handle the chaotic Christmas period. Press Association Mauricio Pochettino made seven changes for Spurs’ final Europa League group game but his fringe players stepped up as they outplayed Monaco in a 4-1 victory. Erik Lamela grabbed the headlines with a first-half hat-trick but midfielder Tom Carroll capped an assured display with a late goal while 18-year-old Joshua Onomah was particularly lively on his first start for the club. Tottenham host Newcastle on Sunday, looking to close a three-point gap on the Barclays Premier League’s top four, with Southampton, Norwich and Watford all to come before the end of the month. “We need our squad,” Alderweireld said. “We are going to play a lot of games over the Christmas period. If someone gets injured or suspended, we know another guy can take his place. (On Thursday night) they showed they are ready for it. “I think we made it comfortable. We started very well and the guys who are not playing all the time, they wanted to prove something and I think they did (on Thursday night). “It is important for the confidence so we can take this result into Sunday. It is nice to be top of the group. We did our job very well in the Europa League up until now.” Onomah was perhaps the most exciting newcomer on show at White Hart Lane and the attacking midfielder may be given further chances to impress while Mousa Dembele struggles with illness and Nacer Chadli regains sharpness following two months out with injury. Born and raised in Enfield, Onomah is the latest academy graduate to come through at Spurs, but Alderweireld was not surprised by the youngster’s display. “We train with him every day,” Alderweireld said. “He is quite strong, he is quick, he is a good footballer. I think he has a good future. “He did not look to play safe because he is confident. He shows it every day in training. It was a good opportunity for him to show his quality.” Alderweireld joined Tottenham for around £11million in the summer and the 26-year-old has been one of the club’s star performers, forming a strong partnership with fellow Belgian Jan Vertonghen. Only Manchester United have a better defensive record than Spurs in the league so far and Chadli, another of Alderweireld’s compatriots, has hailed his team-mate’s contribution. “Toby is a great guy. I’ve known him now for five years,” Chadli said before Thursday’s win. “He has always been a good defender. He has had a very good start to the season. It has been very positive how he’s played. “He has been helped by the team-mates. Everyone is very good with each other and that has helped the guy settle in. “Toby is quiet but he’s always looking to help his team-mates. Since I’ve known him, he’s always been like this. I think it’s a great signing for us.” last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, July 10, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, July 10, 2014:•12:21 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block W. 7th, Wellington. •4:35 a.m. Officers investigated criminal carrying of a weapon in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•5:04 a.m.  Amber D. Baker, 35, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal carrying of a weapon.•12:15 p.m. Officers took a report of a family dispute of a known subject(s) in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•1:34 p.m. Officers investigated an identity theft in the 500 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•2:54 p.m. Tyson P. Hodson, 18, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for three counts of criminal damage to property and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal damage to property.•3 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•3:30 p.m., No news release.•4:30 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 800 block N. U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Lena M. Sistrunk, 75, Wellington and Gail I. Wyse, 48, Haysville, Ks.•4:30 p.m. Lena M. Sistrunk, 75, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Inattentive Driving.•6:42 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 1800 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Chelsi A. Hansen, 21, Wellington and juvenile female, 15, Wellington.•8:15 p.m. Officers took a report of found drivers’ license in the 300 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.last_img read more

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2 PPV price: How much does it cost to watch the rematch on DAZN?

first_imgCan Andy Ruiz Jr. prove his upset of Anthony Joshua wasn’t a fluke? That’s the big question heading into a highly anticipated heavyweight rematch.Join DAZN to watch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 & 100+ fight nights a year Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs) will be looking to retain the IBF, WBA (super) and WBO belts he earned back in June when he stunned the boxing world by defeating Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) via seventh-round TKO. Following the loss, Joshua quickly exercised his rematch clause, setting up a Dec. 7 bout at the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Despite losing the first fight, Joshua is once again considered the betting favorite. However, as the match at Madison Square Garden showed, Ruiz is a formidable fighter, and Joshua can’t treat this like an afternoon sparring session. It wouldn’t be a shock to see Ruiz and Joshua push it to the full 12 rounds.Who will take home the titles? Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the Ruiz vs. Joshua fight.MORE: Read the latest Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 news at SN’s fight HQIs the Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2 fight on PPV?The Ruiz vs. Joshua fight will not be available via pay-per-view. Instead, you can sign up to watch the bout exclusively on DAZN, a global live sports streaming platform.DAZN can be streamed on Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Google Chromecast, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Roku, iOS and Android. It can also be accessed using web browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and Firefox.Comcast customers can sign up for DAZN on Xfinity Flex. Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 price: How much does the fight cost?1 month DAZN subscription: $19.991 year DAZN subscription: $99.99A subscription to DAZN is required to watch the Ruiz vs. Joshua fight. The annual pass costs $99.99 while the monthly subscription costs $19.99. (In Canada, a subscription is $20 CAD per month or $150 CAD per year.) Along with DAZN live events, subscribers to the annual pass are given access to highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports.MORE ABOUT DAZNMeet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming serviceWhat sports are live-streamed on DAZN?What time does the Ruiz vs. Joshua fight start?Date: Saturday, Dec. 7Time: Noon ET | 9 a.m. PTThe broadcast for Ruiz vs. Joshua starts at noon ET. Each fight on the undercard will run consecutively leading into the co-main event between Alexander Povetkin and Michael Hunter. Ruiz and Joshua are expected to make their ring walks at 3:45 p.m. ET, with the first bell scheduled for 4 p.m. ET.Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2 undercardMatchupClassBeltAndy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony JoshuaHeavyweightIBF/WBA/WBOAlexander Povetkin vs. Michael HunterHeavyweight—Dillian Whyte vs. Mariusz WachHeavyweight—Filip Hrgovic vs. Eric MolinaHeavyweight—Magomedrasul Majidov vs. Tom LittleHeavyweight—last_img read more

How to score a free upgrade…

center_img Give the crew a sob story to gain their sympathy35% of crew say it can sway their decision The tricks behind getting a freeupgrade on your next flight. Travel at unpopular timesIf there are lots of seats available in premium class, you’re more likely to have that request accepted according to 47% of crew Be friendly and politeA massive 82% of crew say it makes a difference Make friends in high places55% of crew admit that they are more likely to upgrade a friend or family If you’re on your honeymoon, make the crew aware58% would be more likely to upgrade newlywedslast_img read more