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Hywind Tampen Reaches Final Investment Decision

first_imgEquinor and the Snorre and Gullfaks partners have made a final investment decision for the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind project in Norway.According to Equinor, two updated plans for the project development and operation will be submitted to Norwegian authorities today, 11 October.The Snorre and Gullfaks oil & gas platforms will be the first-ever powered by a floating offshore wind farm, set to be located some 140km from shore in 260-300m of water between the platforms.“The pioneering Hywind Tampen project will help cut emissions from Gullfaks and Snorre. We are driving a transition aimed to sustain and add value on the Norwegian continental shelf, while reducing the carbon footprint from our operations,” said Arne Sigve Nylund, Equinor’s Executive Vice President for Development & Production Norway.“The authorities’ consent to extending the productive life of the Gullfaks field to 2036 and the Snorre field to 2040, up to 20 years longer than when the fields were initially planned, has been essential to realizing the Hywind Tampen project.”The Hywind Tampen investments will total almost NOK 5 billion (approximately EUR 497.3 million), including recent funding from Enova, as well as from the Business Sector’s NOx Fund.The wind farm will comprise 11 8MW turbines based on the Hywind technology developed by Equinor and with the capacity of 88MW will be able to meet circa 35% of the annual power demand of the Snorre A and B, Gullfaks A, B and C platforms.Scheduled to come online in late 2022, Hywind Tampen will be operated from Equinor’s Bergen office. Gulen Industrihamn in western Norway has been chosen for the assembly of the floating wind turbines.last_img read more

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Another decent start for Tiger at Firestone

first_imgTiger Woods watches his chip to the fourth hole, during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Phil Long)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.Woods bounced back with birdies all three times that he made mistakes, opening with a 2-under 68 on a soft, gentle day for scoring at Firestone. It left him four shots behind Marc Leishman of Australia, and hopeful that this time he can build on a solid start.Woods opened with a 69 at the British Open two weeks ago, only to plunge down the leaderboard the rest of the week at Royal Liverpool.“I hit a lot of good shots,” Woods said. “I dropped shots at three holes out there today (and) got it right back on the very next hole.”For so many players, the opening round of this World Golf Championship felt like either a warmup or an audition for bigger events to follow. Ryan Moore was among three players at 65, a good start for someone looking for one big week to get him on the Ryder Cup team.Two more Ryder Cup hopefuls — Patrick Reed and Francesco Molinari of Italy — were among those another shot back.British Open champion Rory McIlroy, who next week will chase his second straight major, was among the leaders until not paying attention to packed sand in a bunker that sent him to a double bogey late in his round. He still wound up with a 69.Leishman has quietly gone about his work in reasonable form, with top 10s recently at Congressional and Royal Liverpool. He had the perfect formula for Firestone, a big golf course where good scores are available by keeping the ball in play.“I drove the ball well. It makes this course a lot easier when you’re on the fairway,” Leishman said. “It’s pretty tough when you’re playing from the rough. Then, I hit my irons really well and was rolling the ball awesome. So it’s a pretty good combination for a tough golf course like this, something I can hopefully keep going.”Charl Schwartzel and Justin Rose joined Moore one shot out of the lead.Woods said only a mild breeze and soft conditions from overnight rain allowed for scoring, though he noted that no one went terribly low. The 64 by Leishman seemed like a good score, so maybe Woods was basing that on his own experience at a course where he has won eight times.Woods twice has shot his career-best 61 at Firestone, including last year on his way to a seven-shot victory. That he managed six birdies was a sign that he was making putts, even though two of his birdies were tap-ins.He still had a few wild moments, starting with a three-putt bogey from 10 feet on the opening hole. He hooked his drive so badly on the par-5 second hole that he worried it might not clear the lake on the adjacent third hole. It was far enough left to leave him a good angle with a 5-wood that he put on the green for a two-putt birdie.His only big mistake was a shot into the trees on the ninth hole. It took him two shots to get out, and from behind the green he couldn’t get up-and-down and made double bogey. Just like two other bogeys in his round, he answered with a birdie with a shot into 6 feet on No. 10.“I feel like I made some progress,” Woods said. “As I said, this is only my seventh round back. So it’s just going to take a little time. I’m starting to get in the flow of things. If you look at my iron shots into the holes today, a majority of them were pin-high. So I’m starting to get the feel back in my hands and get my trajectory under control.”Woods missed three months following back surgery, and the six rounds he has played since returning have not been inspiring, except for that opening round at Hoylake. He needs more rounds like that to remind Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson he would be worth selecting, and to try to extend his season beyond the PGA Championship next week by moving up 90 spots in the FedEx Cup standings to qualify for the playoffs.Phil Mickelson’s biggest struggle was with his health. He didn’t arrive in Ohio until Wednesday night because of strep throat, and he opened with a 71.McIlroy appeared to pick up where he left off in England. He wasn’t expecting a hangover from winning his third major and didn’t experience one except for his mistake from the bunker on the eighth hole.“There’s still so much to play for,” he said. “No. 1 spot is up for grabs. Trying to get myself as far up the FedEx Cup points as possible. I haven’t won a World Golf Championship before. Got another major coming up next week. It hasn’t been that hard for me to refocus and get back to work.”last_img read more

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KDM Foundation to Hold Annual Fun Run March 9 in Sea…

first_imgThe KDM Founda­tion is preparing for its 12th Annual Fun Run, scheduled for Saturday, March 9, in Sea Bright.As Sea Bright continues to struggle in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, this year’s race will benefit Sea Bright Recreation and the many activities it provides to the community.The participation and generosity of area residents has enabled KDM to complete a wide array of projects throughout the area and this year’s race will be a meaningful opportunity to help neighbors in need.There are several changes that have been made to the event for this year’s edition that aim to improve the race experience for everyone. Similar to other large charitable races, this year preregistration will be required for all participants who wish to receive a racing number and official running time.Participants may preregister online by visiting www.kdmfoundation.com until Feb. 20. Those who do will get their racing number and electronic tracking chip mailed to them.People who do not preregister will still be able to participate on the day of the race and to receive this year’s KDM race shirt. The registration price is $35.The race committee is looking forward to the 2013 KDM Foundation Fun Run for a day filled with fun, friends and entertainment.The KDM Foundation, also known as the Keith McHeffey Foundation, was created to keep alive the spirit of McHeffey and countless other local victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, through a variety of charitable functions.McHeffey was a kind and giving person who will never be forgotten by his family or friends. He spent his life giving of himself to others. Now, the foundation is giving back to the community in his good name. His life was a testament of “how to live.“The foundation has created a permanent memorial to area victims in the newly renovated Memorial Field at Piping Rock Park in Rumson. The foundation also awards annual memorial scholarships in his name to students at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School and has assisted many of the youth sports programs including Fair Haven, Sea Bright and Rumson.last_img read more

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Lincroft’s Hidden Cemetery

first_imgBy Muriel J. Smith LINCROFT – A Monmouth University professor and her students are leading the way to restore long-forgotten 19th century cemetery to a fitting resting place for the African Americans buried there.What was designed as a social work project for a Monmouth University class is now a county-wide undertaking involving at least two churches, Boy Scouts, Monmouth County Historical Commission representatives, Monmouth County Historical Association, the Middletown Township Landmarks Commission, and dozens of volunteers working to restore a sense of history and pride.Cedar Hill Cemetery is located off Hurley’s Lane directly behind St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. Once a proud and well cared for final resting place for families who purchased large individual burial plots, it has remained untouched and unnoticed for the most part since it was last tended in the 1940s. Seven decades later, all that could be seen is a large expanse of hilly turf, completely covered with downed trees, brambling bushes, uneven topography, crowded new growth of grass and the damaged, fallen, crushed, and up until now forgotten head and foot stones of those buried there.Joelle M. Zabotka, PhD, assistant professor at Monmouth University’s School of Social Work, outlined the project which has been in planning and orientation stages for months. The cemetery houses the remains of what could be 100 African American family members, many of whom fought in the Civil War and were families of freed slaves in Monmouth County.Zabotka heard of the forgotten cemetery through County Historic Commission member Maureen O’Connor Leach and a couple carrying an American flag one Memorial Day, looking for veterans to honor. She determined that a practical lesson for her students would be to discover the identities and lives of those buried there, and the project was launched.Cedar Hill Cemetery in Lincroft, NJ.University students visited the site, uncovered many names and birth dates on the stones, and were divided into teams, each assigned to learn more about their subjects. Students were delegated to begin the arduous task of restoring the cemetery.Adding to the mystery of the project is the actual ownership of the property. Research by historian Joseph A. Grabas, a member of the county historic commission, shows that the plots were sold to individual owners, rather than an entire cemetery tended by a church. In 1958, the Catholic Diocese of Trenton purchased two adjoining chicken farms and built St. Leo the Great’s church, followed by the school, on 20 acres. Since neither burial grounds nor churches pay taxes, the lines separating the properties are unclear as to specific ownership.Ray Veth, a member of the Middletown Landmarks Commission and the township’s Save Our Cemeteries committee, who has considerable experience in recovering and cleaning up other historic burial grounds in the township, was also on hand Saturday. During the initial work of laying out the original plot plans, determining where the row of trees separating the grounds from adjacent property were located, and helping to identify the people named on the stones, Veth wanted to be certain the project was proceeding within the commission’s guidelines. Later, Veth said, ”This is an outstanding plan. I would not change a thing. It is quite an undertaking, but many hands make light work. Thanks to Dr. Zabotka and all of her efforts in coordinating the cleanup.”Veth, who also owns a trophy and sign shop in Middletown, offered to donate a sign for the perimeter of the property and said he would work with adjacent property owners to determine the best location. He added he would be happy to help students with their genealogical research and will keep the Middletown Historic Society informed of the progress.Students have already begun their research, some using the records at the Monmouth County Historical Association, which is also ready to assist in tracing histories through its resources. Some have connected with fourth generation descendants of the deceased, while others have been stymied in their research because of the young age of the deceased and not having any recorded records of land purchases, marriages or progeny.Grabas spent Saturday morning walking the grounds with Zabotka, comparing the stones they and Boy Scouts from Lincroft Troop 110 uncovered and photographing plots he had from several tax maps drawn at different times in the 20th century. He said each of the plots purchased by individuals and families was large, approximately 100 by 40 feet and more than 100 persons could be buried there. According to an 1850 deed, Grabas said, a property owner named Crawford sold the land as 24 individual plots to a group of African-Americans in the area which was known as Leedsville in the mid-19th century. He presented Zabotka with several maps and help the students with their research.Grabas noted that records in the Middletown Township Public Library refer to efforts by Judy Norris in 1979 to document the gravestones when the property was known as the Reeves Burial Ground. There are other references to it as Cedar View Cemetery, Lincroft Cemetery, and Hurley’s Woods Burial Ground. Grabas indicated it could also be known as the Alexander Frost Burial Ground, referring to the main proponent of the cemetery who purchased it and sold remaining unsold plots to other individuals or families. Frost also purchased three acres of land from John B. Crawford in 1839.To add another dimension to the mysteries surrounding the cemetery, Grabas added, “It would be interesting to explore the relationship between Crawford, a former slave owner, and Frost. Was he Crawford’s manumitted slave? Why would a former slave owner convey land to “coloured men”?The stones themselves, most of them simple granite with names and some life information inscribed, tell the beginnings of stories of the men and women who were most likely former slaves freed during or after the Civil War. Some bear the inscriptions of “Private, USCT CO. B,” which Grabas indicated was the soldier’s rank in the US Colored Troops and his military company during the war. Some give the deceased’s parents, dates of birth and death, and some note the stone was “erected by a friend.” Some of the names of the deceased are not the names of the owners who purchased the plots, Grabas explains, indicating the possibility they were purchased by one person and either donated to or sold to someone else.Joe Manzi, director of finance and operations for St. Leo’s, was also at the field work Saturday, congratulating Zabotka on the intensity and direction of the project, and indicating the parish’s interest and cooperation in seeing the deceased remembered and their resting places restored.Zabotka said nearby Calvary Baptist Church has also shown keen interest and suppor t of the project, although no records show that any of the plots were connected with any specific church. Many of the tombstones already uncovered show death dates in the 1870s and 1880s, with the most recent in the early 1900s. At least one of the births, that of Emaline Schanck, is dated 1839, and another, that of John Anthony Holmes, is Dec. 21, 1818. Silas Reeves, a Private in USCT Co B41 Regiment, was born in 1845 and died in 1910.“This is an exciting project for ever ybody involved,” Zabotka said, “what better way to teach social work than to uncover the lives and histories of people?”The professor noted that while early work on restoration and renovations is extremely limited until the volunteers and students under her direction can locate and identify every stone in the burying ground, “we will welcome volunteers at some time in the future to help clean the area and restore its appearance as a true burial ground.”last_img read more

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Vancouver rallies past Sharks 3-2 in Game one of the Western Conference Final

first_imgHenrik Sedin and Kevin Bieksa scored third period goals to rally the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks Sunday night in game one of the Western Conference Final at the Rogers Arena.Game two in the best-of-seven series goes Wednesday in Vancouver. San Jose held period leads of 1-0 and 2-1 before Vancouver took over the third period, dominating the Sharks.Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist while Maxim Lapierre added the other goal for Vancouver. Despite a gaffe in the first period where he gave the puck right to Joe Thornton, Roberto Luongo made 27 saves for the victory and was solid for the most part for Vancouver,. Anti Niemi made 35 saves for the loss.Patrick Marleau, on the power play with his fourth of the playoffs also scored for the Sharks.last_img read more

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Assembly surprise sees Donegal school winning €10,000

first_imgA school assembly at St. Safan’s National School was full of surprises when a star guest arrived to present a massive €10,000 cheque for a new kitchen!TV personality and entrepreneur, Aoibhín Garrihy, arrived at the Castlefinn school to surprise staff and pupils after they won the Gala Gifts for Schools competition.A ‘Gala’ Gift of €10,000 for St. Safan’s National School – Paul Harkin, Harkins, Gala Ballybofey, Tony Cluskey, Marketing and Ambient Trading Manager at Gala Retail, Aoibhín Garrihy, Tracy McBride, Principal, David Mayne, Area Manager Gala with the grand prize of €10,00 presented to the school yesterday. Photo Clive WassonSt. Safan’s N.S. was named as the winner of the ‘Best Health & Wellness Project’ category in the competition, following the school submitting a 60 second video on how they would spend a ‘Gala Gift’. The video focused on the school’s dream of creating a school kitchen where its pupils can learn about nutritional health and develop practical cooking skills that will help them to prepare healthy and wholesome meals for themselves and their families. Aoibhín Garrihy was joined by representatives from Gala Retail at the recent presentation celebrations at St. Safan’s.Known for community-focused convenience retailing, Gala Retail has donated €30,000 to Primary Schools in the 2019 Gala Gifts for Schools initiative, which follows last year’s competition in which a further €20,000 was gifted to three primary schools, marking the Group’s 20th birthday.Tony Cluskey, Marketing and Ambient Trading Manager at Gala Retail adds: “The creativity and innovation shown in the videos that we received from Primary Schools across Ireland was outstanding. It was extremely hard to judge the competition based on the calibre of entries, however the video from St. Safan’s really stood out thanks to its story, the clear message of how a Gala cash gift could really benefit the school, and of course, its pupils being the stars of the show in the video!“We look forward to following the progress and development of the school’s new kitchen and most importantly, how it’s benefitting the pupils’ education on the role of food and nutrition as part of overall health and wellness.” Assembly surprise sees Donegal school winning €10,000 was last modified: November 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sunderland v Chelsea line-ups: Willian starts for unchanged Blues

first_imgChelsea named an unchanged side for the third game in a row, meaning Willian, Eden Hazard and Oscar start as the three attacking midfielders. The Premier League leaders are chasing an eleventh league win this season and a tenth consecutive away league victory at The Stadium of Light.Sunderland boss Gus Poyet selected former Manchester City man Jack Rodwell and dropped Jordi Gomez to the bench.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Drogba, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Faceboolast_img read more

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Latest: Arsenal 0 QPR 0

first_imgQPR had an early let-off at the Emirates Stadium, where Alexis Sanchez’s woeful penalty was easily kept out by keeper Rob Green. Armand Traore, playing against his former club, brought Sanchez down in the box but the Arsenal man failed to take advantage with the resulting spot-kick.Rangers, beaten in all nine of their away matches this season, reverted back to three central defenders, with Rio Ferdinand recalled to the starting line-up.Traore was given a chance to impress at left wing-back in the absence of the injured Yun Suk-Young. Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Flamini, Cazorla, Rosicky, Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck.Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Bellerin, Coquelin, Walcott, Podolski, Campbell. QPR: Green; Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Isla, Henry, Mutch, Kranjcar, Traore, Vargas, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Phillips, Fer, Wright-Phillips, Hoilett, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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DeWine signs 2019 transportation budget

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseOn April 2, Gov. Mike DeWine signed a transportation budget that will bump the state tax on gasoline to 38.5 cents per gallon and 47 cents a gallon on diesel fuel (off-road is excluded from the tax increase). This is an increase of 10.5 cents for gas and 19 cents for diesel. The governor initially pushed for increase of 18 cents a gallon for gas and diesel fuel to address the state’s deteriorating road infrastructure.The new tax rates will begin July 1. In addition, there will be a 19-cent per gallon tax for compressed natural gas, which has not previously been taxed, phased in over 5 years. Registration fees for hybrid and electric vehicles are included in the budget as well. The state will get 55% of the funds from the tax increases and 45% will go to local governments for road maintenance and improvements. The transportation budget also has a provision that cuts costs by eliminating the requirement for front license plates on vehicles after July 1, 2020.Many in agriculture were supportive of the tax increases due to the vital need to maintain Ohio’s road infrastructure.“Money the state receives through the fee on motor fuel hasn’t kept pace with maintenance and construction needs to keep Ohio roadways in good condition. These roadways are the lifeblood for farmers to get grain to the marketplace,” said Jon Miller, president of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association. “The advisory committee and the governor have laid out a case, and it shows, that there is a need for additional revenue in order to maintain investment that we made in highways across Ohio.”Agriculture is also pleased with one measure not included in the transportation budget — an amendment increasing quick take authority, which allows property to be taken immediately without the normal eminent domain process. This amendment was being pushed by utility companies to bypass normal eminent domain procedures and allow them the ability to instead take immediate possession of property. If passed, the amendment would have allowed utility companies to take possession of a property by depositing funds with the court of an amount the utility believes is an appropriate value.“This amendment eliminates the landowner’s negotiating power,” said Jenna Beadle, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation director of state policy.An additional provision of the amendment allowed project approval by the Ohio Power Siting Board to be used as a determination of need for the project under eminent domain.“This takes away a landowner’s right to argue the necessity of the project or whether an existing easement could be used for the project,” Beadle said.This expanded authority was ultimately not included in the final transportation budget, but Beadle said she expects the issue to reappear in future legislation.last_img read more

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First Peek at Path.io: Stealth Startup From Facebook’s Dave Morin & Sean Fanning of Napster

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification marshall kirkpatrick The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Three weeks ago Facebook Platform Manager Dave Morin announced he was leaving the company to start a stealthy new startup with Napster founder Sean Fanning. The new company is called Path and you can sign up to request access to the closed beta at Path.io. Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell Google that the new company was in hiding and so tonight we have a fair amount of information about what these internet veterans are up to, courtesy of Google’s cache of the otherwise locked-up site. The company describes itself as “a tool that facilitates the creation, sharing and correlation of lists.” List creation is nothing new, but that’s not a problem. When world-class social technologists tackle an age-old problem, the results can be quite interesting. Check out what this team has developed so far.Morin and Fanning appear to be collaborating on the startup with Numair Faraz, an old friend of Napster, Plaxo and Facebook co-founder Sean Parker, and with some mysterious person named Fernando/L.C. from Portland, Oregon. The site so far is a list of lists. You make a list, give it a name and add items to it. Then you can see who else has made a list with the same name, what’s on their list and what the most popular items are across all lists with the same name. Lists are things like “best coffee in San Francisco,” or “evil corporations.” Faraz started a list with that title, but Facebook is the only company on it so far. Much like Delicious, there’s a nice clean URL structure like this: path.io/CharlesF/list/best_games or path.io/list/cute_videos or path.io/list/restaurants_in_sf/greens . The site appears aimed to have an API with advanced features like exposing geolocation, priorities and consensus.It looks pretty basic so far, but there’s a long list of beta users who have created lists titled “Features that Path needs to add.” Some of those beta list builders are some very serious heavy-hitters, like Robert Kissinger (Director of Product Management & Interaction Designer at Electronic Arts), Joi Ito (CEO of Creative Commons) and Jordan Mendelson (Senior Product Manager, LinkedIn). That Path team has put together a great list of beta testers, so when the company says it doesn’t know yet what exactly it’s going to launch, that has to be taken with a grain of salt.Can a service for building lists really be that exciting? Many people asked the same question about a social Q&A site when another ex-Facebooker, Adam D’Angelo, recently launched Quora. (Which we also published the first screenshots of.) That site turned out to be amazing in terms of design and user experience. We have high hopes for Path. It’s another example of a basic human experience turned exciting by the network effects, location awareness, APIs and other features of the new social web. Just like Twitter and Facebook asked you what you were doing and made that the foundation for a world-changing technology platform, now services like Foursquare and Gowalla are trying to do the same with where you are, Plancast with what you’re planning on doing in the future and, we suspect, Path with what you like to bundle together in a list. We look forward to seeing what this All-Star team puts together.We don’t know yet when Path will launch. We’ll update this post with more information from the founders as we receive it and we’ll take a much closer look once we get access to the site itself.center_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Tags:#Features#news#NYT#social networks#web last_img read more

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