28 Sep
2020

Northwester 2 Substation Takes Off

first_imgThe offshore substation built for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm has left Bladt Industries’ facility in Aalborg, Denmark, and is on its way towards the project site in Belgium.Source: Bladt IndustriesBladt designed, built and assembled the substation with its partners Semco Maritime and ISC under a contract won in May last year.The 235t transformer was installed on the offshore substation in April by using three cranes.“Together with Bladt Industries A/S, we have done this many times before and therefore we know exactly what it takes to get ready for sail-away. I am extremely proud of the entire project crew and this amazing team effort!,” said Semco Maritime’s Project Manager Kasper Thomsen.Northwester 2, currently under construction some 50km north-west of Oostende, will comprise 23 MHI Vestas 164-9.5MW turbines. The 219MW offshore wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in 2020.NOTE: The article was updated on 27 August.last_img read more

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21 Sep
2020

Foxes keen on Cambiasso

first_img The Foxes are in negotiations with the 33-year-old former Real Madrid and Inter Milan player, who is a free agent after leaving the Italian giants at the end of last season. Manager Nigel Pearson had been hoping to keep any deal secret until an agreement could be reached but news of the potential signing was leaked last week to a national newspaper, much to Pearson’s annoyance. Leicester are trying to sign Argentina midfielder Esteban Cambiasso ahead of their Barclays Premier League return against Everton. “I think it’s dangerous to set your targets too low,” he said. “It’s very difficult to have a definitive answer to what might constitute a successful season. “From a business point of view – and purely on a business level – survival would be an achievement. But, of course, I can’t preach that as that would be under-selling what we have the potential to do. “I feel we have a good squad with a good mix of experience and young players who, if they are brought through and nurtured in the right way and given time, will see us do very well in the Premier League. “Our biggest strength is our team and group ethic. Alone, that’s not enough, but we have a lot of quality in our side too. “But the Premier League and the Championship are very different. L ast season was a great success, but it’s in the past. We’re all very proud of what we achieved but it’s about moving on and being a success in the Premier League now. Jamie Vardy (thigh) and summer signing Marc Albrighton (groin) are likely to miss the visit of Everton but French winger Anthony Knockaert, who has been nursing an ankle problem, is expected to be fit. Pearson said: “Marc may not make the weekend but Anthony has trained fully. Jamie Vardy is unlikely to be available. It is frustrating when you pick up one or two knocks up in pre-season, we’ve been a bit unfortunate. “If one player misses someone else has got an opportunity. But however we shape up at the weekend we will be very capable.” But he insists a deal – which would be a major coup for the club – is still possible. “I don’t know about Cambiasso,” said Pearson. “I don’t take too much notice of the air waves. I’ve not denied our interest. It’s something we will continue to work at. “Whether deals can be done or not it will be based on a number of criteria. We’ll work really hard to do the deals. I can’t account for other circumstances intervening. “We have an interest yeah. But my view on talking on other people’s players [is] I don’t. I don’t have a track record of talking about speculation.” Leicester, back in the Premier League after a decade-long absence, begin their campaign against Everton at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. The Foxes enjoyed a hugely successful campaign last season, in which they secured promotion with six matches to spare before clinching the Championship title with an away win at Bolton on April 22. It was the club’s first ever Football League title, achieved with 31 victories and 102 points – both club records. The Premier League is a very different animal but Pearson believes his squad is capable of thriving in the top flight. Press Associationlast_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

Aigbogun Picks 18 Players for All Africa Games

first_imgAigbogun has kept faith with the bulk of the players who were part of the training camp in Germany before the FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Poland May/June this year.Plateau United’s Ibrahim Abubakar will captain the team while there is a return to the squad for Success Makanjuola, Chinonso Emeka, Peter Eletu, Collins Sor and Rabiu Mohammed who all featured at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.The Flying Eagles will start their campaign in the football event on Friday, 16th August against Burkina Faso in Rabat.Captain of the team, Ibrahim Abubakar told reporters yesterday that the team will do its best to put Nigeria on the podium at the continental Games.“We have been preparing hard at training and the coaches have also been talking to us and telling us about the importance of the competition,” he said.“I know Nigerians want us to do well and we want to make sure we make them proud by doing all we can to go as far as we can at the Games. This is a great opportunity for me and my teammates to make the nation proud and we are determined to do so,” Abubakar added.Nigeria’s Fixtures at the All-Africa Games16/08/2019- Nigeria v Burkina Faso, Stade Hassan Moulay, Rabat20/08/2019- South Africa v Nigeria, Stade Hassan Moulay, Rabat23/08/2019 Nigeria v Morocco, Stade Hassan Moulay, Rabat18 FLYING EAGLES FOR RABAT 2019Goalkeepers: Detan Ogundare (Kogi United), Matthew Yakubu (Clique Sports)Defenders: Rabiu Mohammed (Plateau United), Mike Zaruma (Plateau United), Habibu Sadiq Yakubu (Rarara FC), Victor Arikpo Eteng (Sidos FC), Sanusi Abdulmutallif (Katsina United) Flying Eagles Coach Paul Aigbogun has released his final list of 18 players who will represent Nigeria at the 12th All-Africa Games starting this week in Morocco.The U-20 team has been training in Abuja for the past two weeks as they prepare for Africa’s showpiece multi-sport event. The team of 18 players and their officials will fly out to Morocco on Wednesday morning. Paul Aigbogun Midfielders: Peter Eletu (Prince Kazeem FC), Adewale Oladoye (Water FC), Liameed Quadri (36 Lion), Samuel Nnoshiri (Heartland), Abubakar Ibrahim (Plateau United) Forwards: Emeka Chinonso (Brookhouse), Success Makanjuola (Water FC), Collins Sor (36 Lion), Saeed Jibril (Plateau United), Ahmad Ghali (MFM), Adesina Gata (Wikki TouristsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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12 Jan
2020

Father, son charged for killing Mon Repos man

first_imgThe father and son who were arrested after they reportedly stabbed 23-year-old Brian Dwarka of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD) to death were on Wednesday arraigned for the indictable offence of murder.Deceased: Brian DwarkaThe men – Suraj Singh, 50, and his son, Andrew Singh, 24, both of Lot 257 Third Street, Mon Repos – appeared before Magistrate Zamina Seepaul-Ally.They were remanded to prison and were expected to re-appear in court on June 28, 2018.Guyana Times had previously reported that on May 27, 2018, Dwarka was stabbed to death while he was attending a barbecue, a short distance away from his home.According to reports, Dwarka was in the company of his friends and cousins when an argument between him and Suraj Singh ensued.The middle-aged man, along with his son, allegedly approached Dwarka and his group, armed with knives.However, while his friends were able to escape, the 23-year-old Mon Repos resident attempted to jump over a fence, but was stabbed once to his chest.Dwarka fell into the yard and onto the ground; he was later picked up by his mother and other relatives and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The two suspects were apprehended – the father at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he reportedly lied to Police, stating that he was attacked and robbed and was sent for a medical, while the younger Singh was found hiding in a toilet in his home.last_img read more

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