Tekmar CPS Units to Debut in China This Summer

first_imgTekmar Energy, specialists in cable protection systems (CPS), has announced that the installation of the cables and the Tekmar CPS units on the Binhai North H2 project in China is expected this summer.The 400MW Binhai North H2 is currently under construction and aims to be completed and commissioned by the end of this year.Tekmar recently won the contract to protect inter-array cables on the Binhai North H2 project in the Jiangsu province.This is the UK based company’s first ever venture into China and the second project in Asia, following the installation of Tekmar CPS units on Taiwan’s Formosa 1 project.Jack Simpson, Head of Offshore Wind Sales at Tekmar said, “Tekmar are extremely pleased to be working on this large and prestigious project in China. The Chinese Offshore Windfarm industry is still relatively new when compared to Europe however is set for ambitious growth in the future.”The Binhai North Phase 2 is being developed by the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC). The wind farm comprises 100 4MW wind turbines and a 400MW substation, installed some 22 kilometres off the coast.Back in May 2016, Danish engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll won a contract to design the wind farm, while Huadian Heavy Industry is in charge of the construction.last_img read more

TRAFFIC BOTTLENECK: Construction of P480-M Ungka flyover set to start

first_imgThe completed flyover will stretchfrom the Petron gasoline station up to the intersection of the Sen. BenignoAquino Jr. Avenue and the road leading to Parc Regency Subdivision. The three others are at the junctionof Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue and Felix Gorriceta Jr. Avenue in BarangayAganan, Pavia; in Barangay Jibao-an, Pavia going to Mandurriao, Iloilo City;and at the intersection of the national highway and President Corazon AquinoAvenue in Barangay Buhang, Jaro. Project contractor InternationalBuilders Corp. will start mobilizing its heavy equipment Monday next week, Jan.13, said DPWH assistant regional director Al Fruto yesterday. Ilonggo senator Franklin Drilon wholobbied for these flyovers said, “We have to move quickly to solve this trafficcongestion which irks drivers, commuters and tourists. We must prevent beingcompared to Metro Manila and Cebu City in terms of the gravity of traffic. Itwill not be good for the image of the city that we have worked hard on forseveral years.” According to the assistant regionaldirector, DPWH has also been coordinating with the Iloilo City government’sPublic Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) head Jeck Conlu(also the chief of the Metro Iloilo Guimaras Economic and Development Council)for a traffic rerouting plan. Drilon initiated the construction ofthe Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue and the President Corazon Aquino Avenueduring the Aquino administration. They now serve as main gateways to IloiloCity, easing traffic congestion. * private vehicles from Iloilo CityProper, Jaro and La Paz district going to the Iloilo Airport may take the roadtraversing BarangayTacas, Jaro stretching up to Pavia and Santa Barbara Fruto urged the public to be a littlemore patient while the flyover construction is going on. However, the rapid rise of Iloilo andthe influx of tourists, Drilon acknowledged, caused traffic congestionsparticularly during rush hours (from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to7:30 p.m.). * one lane on both sides of the Sen.Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue would be for public utility vehicles Construction of the 453.70-meterflyover (including the approaches, protection and right of way) will take 18months, said Fruto. The flyover at the intersection of theSen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue and President Corazon Aquino Avenue in BarangayUngka II, Pavia is one of four that DPWH is building to ease traffic congestionon major points leading in and out of Iloilo City. * the traffic lights in BarangaySambag, Jaro district and Barangay Ungka II, Pavia will be operated manually The public should expect trafficcongestion because two lanes of the six-lane Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenuewould be closed, he added. * the local government of Pavia willbe making available 20 traffic aides * PSTMO would be making available 40personnel to help direct the flow of vehicles in Barangay Sambag, Jaro andBarangya Ungka II, Pavia Thesetwo have an initial fund of P180 million each./PN The 10-lane, 15-kilometer Sen. BenignoAquino Jr. Avenue serves as the main thoroughfare from Iloilo City to theIloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo. There’s going to be an initial50-meter road enclosure – from Petron gasoline station up to the intersectionof Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue and President Corazon Aquino Avenue(Circumferential Road).center_img Conlu said the PSTMO is also exploringthe possibility of asking the help of residential subdivisions in barangaysUngka II and Aganan, Pavia; they could open their roads to private vehicles. For Iloilo City-bound vehicles fromthe Iloilo Airport and other Iloilo central towns, they have two options toavoid the traffic gridlock in Barangay Ungka II. These were the following: * when going to Jaro – take theIloilo-Santa Barbara Road (particular Rizal Street – Taft Street – BarangayAgutayan – Barangay Cabugao Norte – Barangay Tigum – Barangay Pagsanga-an toBarangay Tacas, Jaro) Fruto said all the proposed flyoversare projected to be completed by the end of 2021. Work on the Jibao-an and Buhangflyovers, on the other hand, will start in the later part of 2020, said Fruto. On this intersection in Barangay Ungka II, Pavia, Iloilo will rise a 453.70-meter long flyover that is expected to ease traffic congestion in the area. The flyover is expected to be completed early next year. IAN PAUL CORDERO.PN * limit if not prohibit the number ofprivate vehicles and trucks passing Barangay Ungka II, Pavia They came up with several measures.These were the following: DPWH would make sure the flyover isfinished without delays, he added. The roads are now a commercial strip,dotted by new hotels and business establishment.  The Ilonggo senator was referring tohis campaign, together with the Department of Tourism, to position Iloilo aspremier destination for meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibits orMICE. * when going to Mandurriao or Molo –take the Oton-San Jose, Santa Barbara Road (Bangga Dama, Santa Barbara – BanggaSan Jose, San Miguel – left turn to Iloilo City ALEOSAN Road towards Hibao-an,Mandurriao) “We will address the trafficcongestion in the area. While traffic is a sign of development, we cannot letit continue as it will affect our reputation as one of the few livable citiesin the country, as well as our bid to make Iloilo a MICE destination,” Drilonsaid “This project will be beneficial toall when completed. It will bring more progress to Iloilo,” he said. Construction (for 24 months) of theP560-million 436.90-meter Aganan flyover will start in the later part ofFebruary or early March 2020. ILOILO City – The construction of a P480-millionflyover in Barangay Ungka II, Pavia, Iloilo may start this month as soon as allthe needed heavy equipment are in place. The public should prepare for a trafficbottleneck that may last for 18 months, according to the Department of PublicWorks and Highways (DPWH) Region 6. * private vehicles from Iloilo City’sMolo, Mandurriao and Arevalo districts going to the Iloilo Airport may take theroad traversing Barangay San Jose, San Miguel, Iloilo connecting to the SantaBarbara Road (Bangga Dama)last_img read more

Five IMCA divisions run at Salina Speedway’s Sept. 28, 29 Mid-America Clash

first_imgSALINA, Kan. – A pair of $1,500 to win, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying features for IMCA Modifieds headline Salina Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29 Mid-America Clash.A minimum of $150 will be paid to start.Both cards also feature IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars in $1,000 to win, minimum $100 to start fea­tures while Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks both race for $750 to win. Start money is $75 for the SportMods and $60 for the Hobbies.Mach-1 Sport Compacts race for $300 to win and $35 to start on Saturday.Tow money is $50 for the Modifieds, $40 for Stock Cars and Northern SportMods, and $35 for Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Kansas State, but no local track points will be awarded each night.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and an open practice runs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Pit passes are $20.On Friday, the gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, pits open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 5 p.m. and racing gets underway at 6 p.m.Grandstand admission is $12 and kids 15 and under get in free while pit passes are $35 each night. More information is available at the www.racesalinaspeedway.com website or by calling 785 292-9220.last_img read more

Other Sports Kapil Dev Once Again Emerges As A Champion, This Time In Golf

first_imgNew Delhi: Kapil Dev has already cemented his legacy in the world of cricket by helping India win the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time in England in 1983. Under his captaincy, Indian cricket was put on the world map and since then, the popularity of the sport has reached unprecedented levels. It is thanks to the exploits of Kapil and his men in 1983 that Indian cricket is seeing the kind of success that it enjoys today. Now, Kapil is proving his mettle in another sport and is emerging a champion in that as well. Golf, which has a niche following in India, is a sport where Kapil has started making a name for himself. The two-day Pune leg of AVT Champions tour saw participation by over 100 golfers from 10 cities which included star senior golfers like Kapil Dev, who won in the 60-64 individual age category. “Winning is always a good feeling. The AVT tour is a brilliant step towards helping us senior amateur golfers play more consistently now for a goal. The senior’s tour hasrevived the competitive spirit and winning amongst some really talented golfers is a feeling that is worth being cherished,” said Kapil.Also Read | Kapil Dev urged to boycott East Bengal Football Foundation day for THIS reasonIn fact, Kapil has been making waves in gold for some time now. In 2018, during an interview with CNN, Kapil revealed how he enjoyed the sport of golf and how he represented India in a number of senior amateur golf tournaments. In that interview, Kapil said he was proud to have represented the country in two sports and he started enjoying the sport when he picked it up at the age of 37. However, he also highlighted the problems that one faces when playing golf. Also Read | MS Dhoni’s close friend Arun Pandey clears the air on his retirement from cricket”It’s very difficult because golf needs land, almost a minimum of 150 acres of land to play. With cricket you can play in the backyard, you can play in the streets, you can play anywhere. But I have noticed a difference. Now if you want to play on Saturday or Sunday at Delhi Golf Club you have to book a week in advance. That’s the change in the game of golf. If more youngsters start playing golf in India the game could be huge,” Kapil said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse loses physical, chippy overtime matchup with Vermont

first_imgSyracuse defender Emily Costales and Vermont defender Gina Repaci collided early in the second period, sending Repaci sliding into the boards, clutching her left shoulder. After Repaci was helped off the ice by two of her teammates, Vermont’s players started screaming from the bench before the ensuing faceoff. Their teammate wouldn’t return.Minutes later, a Vermont player sent SU defender Kaillie Goodnough backward, headfirst, into the ice. Goodnough clutched her helmet, but got up to finish out the play before heading to the bench.“It was kind of a dirty play, but I just smacked my head on the ice,” Goodnough said. “I think it’s nice that they’re letting us play but sometimes it gets a little dangerous.”Syracuse was up 3-0 to start the second period, but an early injury to one of Vermont’s players ignited the Catamounts. Vermont (7-4-1, 1-2-0 Hockey East) scored three goals in the period, two while Goodnough was out of the game, and eventually beat the Orange (3-5-5, 2-2-1 College Hockey America), 6-5, in overtime Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion.“Obviously we came out in the first period and dominated them,” SU goalie Jenn Gilligan said. “Got three goals in and everything was looking great and then something just happened during the break.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEverything was going right for Syracuse in the first period. Alysha Burriss sent a pass to forward Stephanie Grossi who one-timed the puck into the net.With 1:39 left, Vermont forward Amanda Pelkey, a member of the U.S. national team, and another Vermont player mishandled a puck in front of their own goal. It bounced off the post and into the net before goalie Molly Depew could dive over with her glove. SU forward Jessica Sibley got credit for the own-goal.Pelkey clenched her stick, skated to center ice for the faceoff, hunched over with her head down.A minute later, Syracuse forward Melissa Piacentini tapped in a shot from the doorstep on a pass by forward Julie Knerr. The players on the bench cheered and Piacentini was the first to skate through a line of high-fives along the boards.But in the second period, Vermont came out more aggressive and replaced the freshman Depew with the usual starter in net, Madison Litchfield.Soon after a UV power-play goal, Goodnough went down on the ice. As she skated to the bench, a Vermont player skated toward her and Goodnough knocked her down, causing screams from the Vermont fans in the stands.Goodnough sat down on the bench and put her head in her hands while assistant coach Alison Domenico talked to her. Eventually, she shuffled down to the end of the bench next to backup goalie Abbey Miller.“I think that’s up to the referees to control,” Flanagan said. “… They let things go. I mean kids, they want to win the game. They’ll take liberties if they’re going get away with it.“They got to do a better,” Flanagan said before pausing, “We tell kids to manage the puck and I think the referees, they got to manage the game.”With Goodnough out, Colang scored again when SU defender Larissa Martyniuk let Colang skate by her to the puck. After Goodnough headed into the SU locker room, Pelkey beat Martyniuk this time and scored.Both goals that came while Goodnough was out with the injury came from the right side, near the net, where she would’ve been if she had been on the ice.Vermont had a rejuvenated mentality after the first, Flanagan said. It underestimated SU, but then the Orange got sloppy, Gilligan added.And even though Goodnough was able to return for the third, losing her much of the second had done its damage.Said Gilligan: “It was hard, but I mean we should be able to bounce back from that.” Comments Published on November 15, 2014 at 12:36 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Justyn Knight, Chris Fox to stay together at professional level

first_imgJustyn Knight, a two-time individual national champion at Syracuse, has signed his first professional contract. He’s the first signee of the new Reebok Boston Track Club. Knight will be joined by his Syracuse head coach, Chris Fox, who retired from collegiate coaching to pursue professional opportunities. Fox will continue to coach Knight after four years of coaching him at Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on July 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Fox and Knight will be joined by two more familiar faces from SU: Martin Hehir, who was a senior on the 2015 men’s cross country national championship team, and Adam Smith, who assisted Fox at Syracuse.At Syracuse, Knight won the 2017 men’s cross country national championship as an individual, along with the indoor 5K title as a senior, too. He was a sophomore on the 2015 Syracuse team that won the national title under Fox.Reebok has announced two other signings to Reebok Boston Track Club, as well. Kemoy Campbell, a 27-year old Jamaican distance runner who competed at Arkansas in college, joins Knight and Hehir on the men’s side. Tori Gerlach, a distance runner who graduated from Penn State in 2017, joins on the women’s side.last_img read more

Tipp will wait to name team for Tyrone clash

first_imgSaturday’s game throws-in at 3 o’clock in Semple Stadium and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with John Corbett Motor Village, Thurles.Meanwhile Sligo manager Niall Carew has avoided tinkering with his side for Sunday’s Connacht football final with Mayo. He’s stuck with the same fifteen that upset Roscommon in the semi finals last month. It will be the first meeting between the counties since they met in the under 21 football All Ireland final earlier in the year.Tipp have a number of injury concerns ahead of the game with Steven O Brien and George Hannigan already ruled out.Tipp senior selector Tommy says Tipperary managment will wait to name their team for Saturday as Colin O Riordan is playing for the under 21 hurlers tonight last_img read more

France gives Uruguay ‘football lesson’, storm WCUP semis

first_imgUruguayans admit France gave ‘football lesson’ at World CupMontevideo, Uruguay | AFP |  Uruguayans were gracious in defeat after France ended their World Cup hopes on Friday with a 2-0 quarter-final victory.“France crushed Uruguay!” admitted Observador, one of Uruguay’s main newspapers.“They handed out a football lesson, dominating the light blues from the first minute to the 90th, and deservedly qualified for the World Cup semi-finals.”El Pais insisted the players were nonetheless heroes.“Thanks lads!” said its title, before adding: “The dream is over.”Despite defeat, fans took to the main Independence Square in the Old City of Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, and sang songs, honked horns and danced.On social media, the hashtag “More Uruguayan than ever” proved popular. Share on: WhatsApp Uruguay’s Tabarez admits France deserved victoryA disappointed Oscar Tabarez conceded that his Uruguay side were second best in their World Cup quarter-final loss to France on Friday, which saw the European side progress to the last four.The veteran coach, who has been in charge of Uruguay for 12 years in his second spell as national coach, also refused to comment on his future when asked by reporters.“We don’t play as good as our rivals, that’s why we lost,” said a downbeat Tabarez after the 2-0 defeat.France went through after goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann, after a mistake by goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, secured victory.“The boys really gave everything, but France were able to control the match very well,” added Tabarez.“After the second goal, there was a huge gap between the teams.”Asked about his frustration at going out of the tournament, the 71-year-old said it should be stressed how far La Celeste had gone in the tournament compared to others.“There are many countries that belong to the world of the footballing elite but left the tournament before us.”On his future, Tabarez said: “I still have a contract but I am not going to speak about this, it’s not for me to decide.”Asked about Muslera’s howler, Tabarez said simply: “Only those who don’t do anything don’t make mistakes.” FULL MATCH REPORT: France into World Cup semiFrance became the first nation to book their place in the World Cup semi-finals on Friday, making an ominous statement of intent in easing past Uruguay 2-0 as Neymar’s Brazil prepared to take on Belgium.Uruguay were dealt a devastating blow before kick-off in Nizhny Novgorod when Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani was ruled out following an injury he picked up in the win against Portugal. Raphael Varane opened the scoring shortly before half-time from a set-piece, steering a header past a diving Fernando Muslera after Antoine Griezmann whipped the ball in with his left foot from the French right.But France were indebted to Hugo Lloris for pulling off a stunning save at full stretch moments before the half-time whistle to deny Martin Caceres.Didier Deschamps’s team doubled their lead in the 61st minute when Muslera made a terrible error, failing to parry a speculative shot from Griezmann and watching in horror as it looped across his goalline.Deschamps said his side had “again raised our level” after the 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16.“I have a good team that still has plenty of room for improvement,” Deschamps told BeIN Spots“You can see our lack of experience sometimes, but we have so many qualities too.“In any case, it definitely won’t be a failed World Cup now, and we’ll wait to find out our opponents and see what happens.”France, the 1998 winners, started slowly in Russia but have now slipped into gear, with a sharp attack led by Griezmann and teenager Kylian Mbappe buttressed by a powerful midfield marshalled by Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante.Losing finalists on home soil at Euro 2016, they will fancy their chances of going one better in Russia.Uruguay, who only conceded a single goal in reaching the World Cup quarter-finals, threatened in patches but missed the threat of Cavani, who forms a devastating partnership with Barcelona’s Luis Suarez.– All eyes on Neymar –Brazil are aiming to continue on the path towards winning a record-extending sixth World Cup at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on July 15.But first, Neymar and his star-studded supporting cast have to get past Belgium, who boast an array of their own firepower, to reach the last four.In a Kazan Arena expected to be awash with yellow-clad Brazil fans, Belgian trio Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne have a chance to prove they can cut it at the highest international level after so many disappointments.Belgium coach Roberto Martinez acknowledged the gulf in World Cup pedigree between his side, who have never been further than the semi-finals, and Brazil.“They know how to win World Cups, they’ve done it more than any other nation so they have that psychological barrier out of the way,” the Spaniard said.Brazil coach Tite said he was desperate to win without resorting to the “horror” of penalties after three of the last-16 ties were settled by spot-kicks.“A football match should never be settled with the horror of penalties. I don’t see that as a valid result,” Tite said Thursday. “For me, there has to be another way.”Brazil made a slow start in Russia but hit their stride with an impressive performance to shut down Mexico in the last round.All eyes will again be on Neymar’s performance. The world’s most expensive player has attracted praise for his goals and fierce criticism for his play-acting at the merest contact from an opponent.– England fever –In England, World Cup fever is building as hopes rise that Gareth Southgate’s young team can beat Sweden on Saturday and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.Southgate has urged his young squad to seize their chance.“It’s a great opportunity, and although our team will be individually better in two years, we might not have this opportunity again,” he told the BBC.Even if England do reach the final, British political leaders and royals will not attend the match in Russia. The boycott imposed over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy living in southwest England has taken on new significance after a fresh case of exposure to the same poison nearby.FIFA President Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin that everyone had fallen “in love with Russia” during the World Cup, during a meeting Friday at the Kremlin.“Everyone who has been here for a period of time now has discovered a country that we didn’t know,” Infantino said, flanked by former stars including England’s Rio Ferdinand.England or Sweden will play the winner of Saturday’s other quarter-final, in which host nation Russia hope to keep their rollercoaster ride through the finals going when they play Croatia.last_img read more

Maragh maintains form with double at Aqueduct

first_imgQUEENS, New York (CMC):Jamaican rider Rajiv Maragh produced contrasting rides as he won twice on Thursday’s nine-race card at Aqueduct.The 31-year-old captured race one aboard favourite Shimmering Moon in a gate-to-wire effort and returned to win race five with 2-1 bet Breeze Burner in a stalking ride.Maragh lies third in the standings on 18 wins from 97 wins, eight adrift of leader Irad Ortiz, with Kendrick Carmouche second on 20.Into the second of the three-month meet at the east coast racetrack, Maragh wasted little time in opening his account when he paired with four-year-old bay filly Shimmering Moon to trounce the four-year-old and upward maidens by a whopping 17-1/2 lengths.Going six furlongs, Maragh broke the filly sharply and quickly pulled away from Sliding Stones and Town Fair to establish a clear lead.In the stretch, the pair had no challengers, but Maragh still drove Shimmering Moon through the lane strongly before easing up at the wire.Maragh’s second victory came in another six-furlong trip when he steered the bay gelding Breeze Burner to a 3-1/4 length score over the three-year-olds.Lenny and favourite Margarita Sunrise made the running through the first quarter before Breeze Burner came to challenge near the half as Margarita Sunrise took sole possession of the lead.Once in the stretch, Breeze Burner had little trouble disposing of his rival to get to the front and had an uncontested run up the wire.last_img read more