Top News of the Week, 7 – 13 August 2017

first_imgMHI Vestas Turbine Catches Fire at Østerild Test CentreAn MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Østerild, Denmark.E.ON Wins Robin Rigg Dispute Against MT HøjgaardThe UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm dispute and in favour of E.ON Climate and Renewables.BEIS Okays Bigger Turbines at East Anglia THREEScottishPower Renewables has received planning approval from the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Greg Clark MP, for the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm with an output capacity of up to 1,200MW.DONG Energy Sells Half of Borkum Riffgrund 2 to Global Infrastructure PartnersDONG Energy has entered into an agreement to sell 50% of the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm project to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for a total consideration of approximately EUR 1.17 billion.Venko Secures Offshore Wind O&M ContractFollowing a competitive tender process, Venko Offshore has been awarded an offshore wind farm framework agreement for maintenance and integrity services to an undisclosed blue chip client.last_img read more

Hillblock Technology in Stolford

first_imgImage source: hillblock.nlThe coastal community of Stolford has become the first location in the UK to benefit from innovative flood defense technology pioneered in the Netherlands, Royal HaskoningDHV said in its latest release. The solution to be implemented is known as Hillblock, a type of block revetment, that uses a series of specially-shaped concrete blocks positioned on the seaward side of an embankment.Team Van Oord, a joint venture partnership between Van Oord, Kier Group, Mackley and Royal HaskoningDHV will be leading the project.Today, 18 March, the project will be officially opened by the Environment Agency and the Dutch Ambassador Simon Smits.“Overlooking the Bristol Channel, Stolford has a history of coastal erosion and is prone to flooding. In 1981 high tides overtopped sea defenses and flooded 660 hectares of land including 24 properties. Livestock also died. In 1990, a high tide and storms caused further flooding,” Royal HaskoningDHV said.There are already coastal defenses between Stolford and Hinkley comprising of rock armor and an embankment wall. These defenses adjoin a shingle ridge that was prone to serious erosion.Rising sea levels and more extreme weather conditions have made the ridge and embankment increasingly vulnerable to erosion and increased the risk of a breach. Conventional rock armor, also known as rock revement, would have been too costly and visually intrusive. In addition, the transportation of rock armor would have caused excessive disturbance from heavy lorries travelling in narrow lanes to a remote coastal location, Royal HaskoningDHV said.It was decided that the best solution was a Dutch system known as Hillblock, a type of block revetment, that uses a series of specially-shaped concrete blocks positioned on the seaward side of an embankment. Storm waves flow over the structure and enter a network of cavities between the blocks that absorb wave energy.Shaped like champagne corks, the blocks are made from high density concrete and held in place by steel piles and concrete kerbs. Although extremely heavy, each block is designed to move slightly, keeping the structure in place through friction.last_img read more

EEW OSB Rolls Out First Borssele Steel

first_imgTeesside-based EEW Offshore Structures Britain has rolled out the first of the 35 transition pieces (TPs) built for Ørsted’s Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.The first TP was photographed on its way to the blast shed, EEW OSB said.EEW SPC, the parent company of EEW OSB, is tasked with manufacturing 47 monopiles for the 752MW wind farm.Located around 23 kilometres off the coast of Zeeland, Borssele 1 and 2 will comprise 94 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines.GeoSea is in charge of transporting and installing the monopile foundations. A2SEA, part of GeoSea, will provide installation vessel capacity to transport and install the wind turbines.The works are scheduled to begin in 2020.last_img read more

Lt. Governor Crouch: Continually inspired to help those in need

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — My first encounter with Betty Williams was when I started as a county commissioner in Evansville. Her strong voice and tireless advocacy for individuals who have Down’s syndrome, autism or cerebral palsy inspired me to help the 100,000 Hoosiers with an intellectual and developmental disability. Betty, who had cerebral palsy, showed me that people with disabilities are no different than the rest of us. They want to love and be loved in return. They want the opportunity to take risks and learn from their mistakes, but most importantly, they want to be as independent as possible and be successful.Betty’s advocacy helped the Indiana General Assembly pass legislation in 2017. This created a 17 person task force, which I had the honor of chairing and serving alongside Betty. Our purpose was a direct one, assess current supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and come up with a plan to make them better. We recently concluded our meetings and delivered our report outlining the goals and recommendations on how to best serve those with an intellectual and developmental disability to the general assembly.The task force took their job seriously and we traveled the entire state to hear from families, providers and people with disabilities to learn what was most important to them. Over the last year we met 10 times in places from Boonville to Valparaiso and New Albany to Columbia City. Each meeting, we tried to visit providers that delivered important services to people with disabilities to see firsthand what services and supports were being accessed. At our meetings, we took public comment from more than 100 self-advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities, 60 family members, advocacy organizations, numerous staff from 26 service providers and state government agencies on how we could fix some of the gaps in how we are helping these individuals.I learned it is imperative we continue to evolve the services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. People want choices in the type of services they receive and where they receive them. I am constantly inspired by the work of our service providers in our state. They are trying to stay fresh with ideas, some offer art and others run coffee shops. I always walk away feeling proud in how they provide services and how they access the individuals’ talents.As the task force worked on our report, we relied on data to better understand and evaluate community-based services. This helped focus on the cost, utilization and services of the existing programs and how we could improve. Our report highlights four goals: prioritize community settings and individualized approaches, advance and maximize community and state resources and programs to be inclusive to all Hoosiers, respond to individual and family needs and include a wide array of supports and services that are sustainable, equitable and available across all communities. To read the report in its entirety, visit www.in.gov/fssa/files/1102_final_report_11.1.2018.pdf.As our work came to an end, I continued to think about my friend, Betty. She became ill this past June and was unable to attend the last few meetings of the task force. I know her wishes were carried through by the other members and I think she would be proud of our final report. Betty passed away just a few weeks ago, but her advocacy and spirit is heard throughout the final report. She taught us to be bold, and stand up for those who need help, and I hope the Indiana General Assembly enacts the recommendations from the task force this legislative session.I am proud that Indiana has a strong history of helping Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities through community-based services and supports across their lifespan, rather than relying on state operated facilities to serve them. If we truly want to take our state to the Next Level, we must continue to invest in, and improve upon, these services and meet the needs of the individuals, their families and the community-based organizations.last_img read more

Asian Championships: Sunil wins India’s 1st Greco-Roman gold in 27 years

first_imgNew Delhi: Sunil Kumar on Tuesday became the first Indian wrestler in 27 years to win a Greco-Roman gold at the Asian Wrestling Championships. Sunil defeated Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan 5-0 to clinch the 87 kg title after a come-from-behind win in his semi-final bout.The last Indian Greco-Roman wrestler to win gold at the Asian Championships was Pappyu Yadav who won the 48 kg title in 1993.Earlier, Sunil on his way to the final made an impressive comeback in the semi-final bout. He came back from 1-8 down to win the bout 12-8. This was an improvement for Sunil from his 2019 performance in the same tournament where he won silver.“I am feeling happy to have earned India’s first Gold Medal today. I have worked really hard on my ground techniques and it feels good to have done better than my last year’s performance,” said Sunil.Arjun Halakurki (55 kg) won bronze after beating Donghyeok Won of Korea. Arjun started the bout slowly and was down by 1-4 in the first period. But he went on to snatch six straight points with a combination of good defense and attack. The final score at the end of the bout was 7-4 in favor of Arjun.India’s third medal hope Mehar Singh (130 kg) lost his bronze medal bout against Roman Kim of Kyrgyzstan by a narrow scoreline of 2-3. Mehar was suffering from a wrist injury that he picked up in his semi-final bout earlier. (IANS) Also Read: WrestlingTV to Livestream Asian Wrestling ChampionshipAlso Watch: ‘Dehal Kasirodam Utsav’ by Karbi Community observed in Guwahatilast_img read more

The Latest: Men’s tennis tour offers mental health support

first_imgIt’s a chance for Anisimova to play tennis amid the coronavirus pandemic with some money, albeit no WTA ranking points, on the line — and for fans to watch live tennis on television.Anisimova, who is ranked 28th, will be joined by No. 19 Alison Riske, No. 51 Danielle Collins and No. 56 Ajla Tomljanovic at the made-for-TV event scheduled for Friday through Sunday.“It’s the closest thing we can get to competing nowadays,” Tomljanovic said on a video conference, “and I think we’ve all missed what we’ve known for all our lives, really.”They’ll be playing on the same court — and with the same social-distancing and cleaning measures —used earlier this month for a four-man event won by Reilly Opelka.The professional tours are on hiatus at least until late July because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The ATP says it will be working with Adams’ Sporting Chance to provide a 24-7 helpline with therapists.The tour is also offering players and employees free subscriptions to Headspace, which offers content about mindfulness and meditation.ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi says this sort of help is important during the current coronavirus outbreak.“Everyone has been adapting to periods of self-isolation and decreased physical activity during the pandemic,” Gaudenzi says, “but this can have a particularly detrimental effect on professional athletes who are used to particular training structure and playing day in day out.”___ Smith thinks that number of fans could be kept at a safe distance from one another in the stadium, which seats about 105,000. Face masks and other precautions would be required to limit the spread of COVID-19. He says he hasn’t figured out yet how spectators would be chosen from among those wanting tickets.Smith also says Ohio State is ready to open the 15,000-square-foot Woody Hayes Athletic Center to student-athletes starting June 8 if the NCAA allows it. About 10 players at a time would be allowed to work out on staggered scheduled with social-distancing and other hygiene precautions in place. Some coaches returned to the complex on a limited basis this week.___A year ago at this time, American teenager Amanda Anisimova was getting ready to play at the clay-court French Open, where she ended up reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal.Now she’s preparing for a four-woman, round-robin event with no spectators on a hard court at a private home in West Palm Beach, Florida. ___The German soccer federation says the country’s top women’s league will resume May 29 after nearly three months without games.The 12-team league has six rounds of games to play before the planned finish June 28.No games have been played since March 1. Wolfsburg leads the league by eight points ahead of Bayern Munich and is on target for its fourth consecutive national title.The federation says the women’s German cup final will end the season in Cologne on July 4. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says Scott “will help us think through how we can get sport back safely in a way that helps both clubs, players and supporters alike.”Scott has been working as a television presenter and soccer pundit since retiring from playing in 2017.At a Downing Street news conference, Dowden also said he hopes some Premier League games will be available for free on television if the season can resume because fans won’t be allowed to attend.All 380 Premier League games are aired globally apart from in Britain, where only 200 a season are broadcast live on pay TV to ensure fans still attend games.___ Klopp compared the current period to a pre-season and is keeping things simple to start off with despite saying his players are “in good shape.”The German coach says the players are “getting used to the pitch, boots and ball, turns, passes, half-passes, softer passes, running, little accelerations and stuff like that.”Liverpool leads the Premier League by 25 points and needs to win two more games to clinch its first league title since 1990.___The Kentucky-Michigan college basketball matchup scheduled for Dec. 6 in London has been postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic. And the three-game series has been restructured. Associated Press Serie A has been suspended since March 9. There are 12 rounds remaining in the league and the Italian Cup is in the semifinal stage.___Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says being back in group training with some of his players “felt like the first day in school.”The Premier League leaders were among the English clubs undertaking staggered workouts in small groups following a relaxation of national lockdown regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic.Those at the practice session at Liverpool’s training complex were still required to maintain social distancing. Video footage showed Mohamed Salah giving the thumbs-up before swerving to avoid Klopp as the forward ran onto the field to join teammates. If Major League Soccer resumes its season, it surely will be without fans in the stands.Goalkeeper Brad Guzan says that would be a huge blow to Atlanta United.The franchise has set numerous attendance records since joining MLS in 2017, averaging more than 50,000 per league game each of the last two seasons. Atlanta drew an announced crowd of 69,301 for this year’s opener at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but the season was shut down a few days later because of the coronavirus pandemic.“We’re lucky with the support and atmosphere and energy that’s created in our stadium,” Guzan said on a video conference call with Atlanta media. “We’re all eager to get back, but we have to get back in a safe and responsible way. If that means fans can’t take part, that’s a massive blow to us. That’s certainly something we feed off of on game day.”Guzan expressed some skepticism about the idea of resuming the season with all teams based in Orlando, a proposal that has been floated as the best way to get the season going again after a two-month layoff. The Latest: Men’s tennis tour offers mental health support Also Wednesday, the men’s league confirmed plans to finish June 27 after scheduling all remaining games. It also said there will be a minute of remembrance for victims of the coronavirus pandemic before all games in the next two rounds and that players will wear black armbands.___The French soccer league has agreed on a 22-team second division for next season, meaning no team will be relegated after play was stopped because of the pandemic.The French league’s board of directors reached the decision by an electronic vote, allowing Le Mans and Orléans to stay in the second tier while Pau and Dunkerque are promoted from the third tier. The top French leagues normally have 20 teams.The French government decided in April that the domestic soccer and rugby leagues were to be canceled because of the coronavirus. Paris Saint-Germain was declared the first-division champion while Amiens and Toulouse were relegated to the second tier.Amiens has taken legal action against that decision and is also pushing for a 22-team top flight next season.___The Minnesota Timberwolves are poised to reopen their practice facility. They will schedule voluntary sessions for players starting Thursday.About half of NBA teams have begun arranging workouts, since Commissioner Adam Silver gave the go-ahead two weeks ago, subject to state and local guidelines. Only one coach and one player will be allowed on the court at Mayo Clinic Square, across the street from Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. They’ll be required to stay 12 feet apart. Workouts will be limited to 45 minutes, and areas beyond the court will remain closed. Staff members in the building must wear gloves and masks at all times. Players must wear masks, too, except when on the court. Symptom and temperature checks and contact tracing will also be conducted by team medical staff upon entry into the facility.“Being able to come in and do something basketball-related is, frankly, a release for a lot of players, especially at a time where they’ve been cooped up for a while. I think they want to do something,” Timberwolves vice president for basketball performance and technology Robby Sikka said. “But our first priority is their safety and their welfare.”___Former England soccer player Alex Scott will join a government task force that will examine ways for sports to resume in the country during the coronavirus pandemic.While the Women’s Super League season looks as if it’s being curtailed, the men’s Premier League still hopes to resume next month. “A lot of questions have to be answered from a league perspective before something like that can take place,” Guzan said. “I don’t think it would be for every game left in the season. I don’t think you can ask the players to relocate to another city for the rest of the season.”___The Italian soccer federation has given the country’s top three leagues until Aug. 20 to complete their seasons.The federation has also come up with alternative plans if the leagues have to be halted again because of the coronavirus pandemic. They could resort to playoffs or decide positions by applying coeffecients.The following season is now scheduled to start on Sept. 1. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says youth sports in the state can begin practicing on May 30, with games to start no earlier than June 15.McMaster says proper social distancing guidelines and health practices must been in effect at practices, warmups and games. The sports involved include American Legion baseball, Little League baseball, Dixie Youth baseball, travel baseball, youth and adult softball, kickball, soccer, lacrosse and flag football.Guidance by state leaders says coaches and players on the bench should be encouraged to wear face coverings; players, coaches and officials should bring their own water bottles; and there should be no handshakes, high-fives or fist bumps before, during or after games.___Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says he thinks football games can be played in Ohio Stadium this fall with 20,000 to 30,000 fans in the stands. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The men’s professional tennis tour is offering mental health support to players by partnering with a group founded by former England and Arsenal soccer player Tony Adams. Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz has donated a total of $200,000 to five communities to assist with the coronavirus response.Conley’s donation will go toward addressing food insecurity, homelessness and remote learning needs.He is giving to the Utah Food Bank in Salt Lake City; CodeCrew in Memphis, Tennessee; Community Shelter Board and the Columbus Urban League in Columbus, Ohio; the Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation in Indianapolis; and the New Haven Missionary Baptist Church in West Helena, Arkansas.Conley says the pandemic “has reminded me that I am in this position because of the support and sacrifices of others I’ve encountered all along the way. I wanted to be there for the communities that have been fundamental to my personal growth.”___ The schools were scheduled to highlight the inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase doubleheader at the O2 Arena. The series also included Marist against UMBC. Michigan will now host the Wildcats on Dec. 4 in Ann Arbor before the schools meet in London one year later. Kentucky will host the Wolverines in Lexington on Dec. 2, 2023.Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame President & CEO John L. Doleva says in a statement that the “unknown combination” of health, safety, international travel regulations and the economic viabilities for all parties required postponing the event.Kentucky coach John Calipari says he is disappointed to not go to London and looked forward to meeting Queen Elizabeth II.“But I’m glad we were all able to come together, figure this out and preserve this series for the future,” Calipari says.Michigan coach Juwan Howard says: “The Hall of Fame took the time to review what is happening around the world and explore all options — all the safe options for the teams and most importantly the fans. The best thing is this tremendous event isn’t canceled, it’s just delayed.” The French Open, which was supposed to start Sunday in Paris, has been postponed until September.___The American Athletic Conference is forming a COVID-19 medical advisory group that will be chaired by Tulane director of sports medicine Greg Stewart.The group will include medical professionals from each of the conference’s member schools. Committee members will provide guidance, assistance and recommendations to schools on the best practices and protocols for a safe return to competition for student-athletes while also protecting the health and safety of everyone concerned.The AAC already has announced the cancellation of its annual summer kickoff and media days event at Newport, Rhode Island. The league instead will conduct its media days event virtually on a date to be determined. May 20, 2020 ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Badgers hoping to ‘Pac the Mac’

first_imgGoalkeeper Michele Dalton and the Wisconsin women\’s soccer team opens Big Ten play this weekend.[/media-credit]Following a difficult cross-country road trip that ended in a 6-0 loss to third-ranked Stanford, the Badgers have had little time to recover before Big Ten play kicks into high gear.After being outshot by a combined 44-13 against Stanford and UC-Santa Clara, the Badgers look to get back on track in their first conference match against No. 15 Purdue.Wisconsin is also hoping to avenge a heartbreaking 1-0 home loss from a year ago by showcasing the same defensive fury and pressure that has stifled its early-season opponents.“We need to match their intensity physically,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “We need to be good defensively as a team — all over the field.”Unfortunately, though, vengeance will not come easily; the Boilermakers boast a much-improved team from last season.Purdue also suffered defeats to both Santa Clara and Stanford, but the Boilermakers have not been shut out all season and have one marquee win under their belt after upsetting then-No. 6 Texas A&M.Senior forward Jessica Okoroafo, who was forced to redshirt last year due to an early-season injury, has recorded 15 points in just seven games. Widely considered one of the best forwards in the Big Ten, Okoroafo leads an attack that has outshot its opponents 108-76 so far this season. Okoroafo has not been carrying the entire load, however, as senior defensemen Sylvia Forbes and Katie Seeger are contributing over one point per contest.In order to keep pace with Purdue’s forwards, sophomore midfielder Erin Jacobsen emphasized the importance of capitalizing on their scoring opportunities.“We need to create more chances, but mainly we need to finish the chances we get,” Jacobsen said.Just two days after battling the Boilermakers on Sept. 25, Wisconsin will play host to No. 19 Indiana in a rematch of the thrilling 1-0 Badger victory last year. Indiana poses an up-tempo, fast-paced offense that is averaging just less than two goals a game. Freshmen phenom and Colombia native Orianica Velasquez Herrera has posted three goals in the Hoosiers last two matches and accounts for nearly 25 percent of the team’s shot total on the season.Wilkins is very aware of Herrera’s game-changing ability and has instructed the defense to track her closely.“We need to stop all entry passes to her and we need to be aware of where she is on the field at all times,” Wilkins said.Junior goalkeeper Michele Dalton is undaunted by the Big Ten Co-Offensive player and Freshman of the Week.“It doesn’t matter who’s on the field. It could be Mia Hamm,” Dalton said. “My responsibility is to slow the game down and make sure we play our game.”Although no Badgers wanted to look past this week’s slate of games, many spoke to the team’s goal of playing in the postseason.“We have a lot more confidence,” Dalton said. “As long as we do our job, there is no reason we shouldn’t be in the top half of the conference.”Last season, the Badgers saw a dramatic improvement in their overall record (9-9), but fell short of a Big Ten Tournament bid due to a 3-7 conference finish. Still one of the youngest teams in the conference, the Badgers like their chances of playing in the postseason later this fall.Now that the class of 2012, which ranked No. 21 of all 2008 recruiting classes, has one year of experience under its belt, Wilkins has observed a more poised, prepared team.“Their work off the ball and leadership has proven big for us against non-conference opponents,” Wilkins said. “The games against Stanford and Santa Clara should help them and give them even more experience.”Jacobsen — a key member of the class of 2012 — started all 19 games last season and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshmen team last season along with teammate Laurie Nosbusch. Jacobsen is already off to a hot start this year and scored the team’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Northern Illinois earlier this month.“We have a really good chance at [getting to the postseason],” Jacobsen said. “We just need to stay focused and take it one game at a time.”last_img read more

Britbet issues apology over Lingfield non-runner error

first_img Gamesys maintains UK growth as Euro regulatory headwinds stall performance August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon FansUnite accelerates wagering ambitions by acquiring McBookie for $2m  May 20, 2020 Share Britbet and the Tote have vowed to ensure that similar errors aren’t made in the future after the favourite in the last race at Lingfield on New Year’s Eve was marked as a non-runner on Tote screens at the course. The mistake came after well backed sprinter Stopdworldnletmeof was double declared at the meeting, therefore withdrew from an earlier race, however stayed in the running for the final meeting. The implications of the error were exasperated as the 15/8 favourite finished second, frustrating many using the Tote at the course. Britbet opted to declare a dividend with the favourite paying £1.90 for the place.Britbet Managing Director Nigel Roddis told The Racing Post: “There was an issue with the double declaration for the display system, though it did not affect any of the betting systems.“I apologise to those affected as there was a degree of confusion and we will work to rectify the issue and ensure it doesn’t happen again.”Britbet’s Tote presence was established after a seven-year agreement was reached between the Tote consortium and Britbet to significantly elevate pool betting in the UK.The 55 racecourses that are part of Britbet will receive more than £50m over the course of the seven-year deal, allowing the Tote and Britbet to combine to offer a single pool on races run at these courses.At the time of the launch, Neil Goulden, chairman of Britbet, also spoke of the breakthrough: “Our primary focus has been to ensure our 55 partner racecourses maximise the returns available through pool betting, and this has now been realised. We now look forward to working with the Tote consortium to deliver the innovation and investment that will allow pool betting to flourish and, in turn, serve the sport we love.“The roll-out of our new technology across the 55 racecourses along with the operational control we have been exercising since 13 July remains central to the Britbet vision. This agreement now gives us scope to deliver an even richer experience for our racecourse customers.” Related Articles Submit John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Colombian footballer dead after shooting

first_imgColombian footballer Ferley Reyes has died after being shot in the head by a person travelling a motorcycle, reports the Associated Press.Reyes was shot while with Union Magdalena club teammate Luis Diaz Asprilla, who is receiving treatment in hospital after he was also shot three times.Police have yet to identify the person who attacked the players, who were reported to be in a hair salon in Gaira, Santa Marta, when the incident took place.According to local police, the motives are currently unclear, with both players apparently not receiving any threats.Union Magdalena play in Categoria Primera B and are the club where former Colombia international Carlos Valderrama started his career.last_img read more

43 Countries registered for Participation in the EYOF 2019 so far

first_imgThe Organizing Committee of the European Youth Olympic Festival EYOF, which will be held in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo in February 2019, presented the already realized projects in the past 12 months and announced their future activities.Director of the company EYOF 2019, Senahid Godinjak, noted that a total of three visits by the Coordination of Commission of the European Olympic Committee (EOC), infrastructure works on the adaptation of the battleground at Jahorina and Bjelasnica were done, the equipment needed for the realization of the EYOF was procured and promotions at numerous gatherings and fairs in BiH and in the region were held.They noted that eight test competitions within the “Road to EYOF 2019” were held this winter and the EYOF website was launched as well.“There are only 324 days left until the beginning of the EYOF, and it remind us that we do not have too much time on our hands. Until now, a total of 43 European countries confirmed their participation in the EYOF,” stated Godinjak.This year, or in the period before the beginning of the EYOF, some of the most important activities will include the continuation of infrastructure works on Igman, Bjelasnica, Jahorina, Dvorista, Zetra, Skanderija, the auxiliary stadium “Slavija” and hall Peki in Pale.“The Coordination Commission of EOC will pay another visit in mid-April, and this year is especially emphasized the seminar of the heads of missions, which will take place in the period from November 6 to 9, and it will be attended by representatives of all countries participants, their heads of missions. We will present them the full content of games in four days, including the accommodation, the official opening ceremony, etc,” concluded Godinjak.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more