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first_imgEquinor, Orsted submit bids for New York’s 2.5GW offshore wind solicitation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Newsday:Norwegian energy conglomerate Equinor has bid to create another 2,500 megawatts of offshore wind power for New York state and Long Island with two projects. One, which would connect to the local electric grid in Nassau County, would more than double the number of turbines off Long Island to some 200. A second would be built around 50 miles from Montauk Point and connect to the state grid in Queens. The plan would also include conducting assembly work in Brooklyn.In disclosures Tuesday in response to a state request for proposals, Equinor said it would bolster its already state-awarded, 819-megawatt Empire Wind project off Long Island’s South Shore with another called Empire Wind 2 that will add 1,260 megawatts. Turbines of at least 10 megawatts each would mean that the prior project’s 80 or so turbines could be joined by another 120. Equinor’s federally approved lease area off Long Island encompasses some 80,000 acres, starting 15 miles due south of Long Beach and extending east and south.Equinor on Tuesday also submitted plans to offer a second project called Beacon Wind that would be built 50 miles from Montauk Point, off the coast of Massachusetts. It would be 1,230 megawatts and connect through Long Island Sound to Queens.The new proposals came in response to a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority bid request. In a statement, Siri Espedal Kindem, president of Equinor Wind U.S., said the company’s plans would include “significant new benefits for New York — from workforce training, economic development, and community benefits — alongside a tremendous amount of homegrown, renewable energy.”Meanwhile, Denmark-based Orsted, working with New England power company Eversource, has also submitted plans for a new offshore wind project called Sunrise Wind 2, a proposal that includes “multiple bids” that would create “hundreds of new jobs, and infrastructure investment,” according to a company statement. Con Edison Transmission will also work to develop transmission facilities for that project, the companies said.Orsted and Eversource already have contracts to develop a 130-megawatt wind farm for LIPA to serve the South Fork, and an 880-megawatt wind farm for the state. All of its hundreds of turbines would be based in a lease area off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.[Mark Harrington]More: Scores more wind turbines proposed for Long Island’s South Shorelast_img read more


first_imgAccording to the Law on Tourist Boards, the Tourist Board of the City of Pula should adopt a program of activities and financial plan for 2019 by the end of the current year, and in order to include the programs of events and other events they decide to accept in the plan, the Pula Tourist Board program for 2019.Music and stage events, sports events, congresses and more will be co-financed. “Programs that are accepted in order to plan the activities of the Tourist Board of the City of Pula in 2019 will be funded exclusively in the accepted form, which will be defined in the contract, and the costs will be paid directly. ”Point out from the Pula Tourist Board.The deadline for submitting bids is 20.09.2018. year until 15 pm, and more details on how to apply and conditions can be found in the attachment:Attachment: TZ PULA / Calls for proposals for 2019.last_img read more


first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion There’s too much mowing. Remember the old push mowers? Our lawns were smaller. We had lots of bees and butterflies. Why such big lawns? I don’t get it.We put pesticides and herbicides and other chemicals on our lawns to kill everything but the grass. What are we doing?Clover is beautiful, but it is mowed off. No, no, no, they aren’t weeds; they’re wild flowers. Stop, for our honey bees are having a hard time. Give a piece of your lawn to the “wild side” and see what you get. Watch the lightning bugs and get rid of Spectrum and have free TV.Eunice KilmerJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationTroopers: Colonie man dies in Montgomery County Thruway crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Feds: Painting stolen by Nazis and found at Arkell Museum returned to familylast_img read more


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first_imgChristian Benteke single-handedly dragged Aston Villa out of their nine-game winless streak with his first goal in nine months securing a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace. Scott Dann needlessly chased a lumped ball out to the wing, deserting his central post – and Benteke picked his pocket. Villa’s only credible threat sauntered infield as far as the edge of Palace’s area without bringing a challenge, because Brede Hangeland inexplicably backed off. The former Norway skipper’s backtracking gifted Benteke time and space to pick his spot, and the Villa forward duly delivered. Palace boss Warnock has picked up the slack admirably since Tony Pulis walked out on the eve of the season: but here was a goal that would never have materialised in the ex-Stoke manager’s tenure. Palace’s profligacy was all that kept the hosts scoreless at the break, Villa relieved Warnock’s men seemed to have no final ball up their sleeves. A trademark half-time rollicking from Warnock shocked Palace into renewed vigour after the break, but even cranking through the gears could not generate a clear-cut chance. The hosts wasted eight gilt-edged attacking platforms between the restart and the hour-mark, underlining both Villa’s fragility and their own offensive shortcomings. Amid the one-way traffic Villa forced a break that ended when Andreas Weimann blasted straight at Speroni. The Palace keeper blocked comfortably with his legs in relief, because had the Villa midfielder would have doubled the lead had he aimed anywhere else on goal. Palace’s all-out assaults grew ever more desperate as time ticked down, the final whistle bringing resounding boos from a home crowd as dissatisfied as boss Warnock. Benteke side-footed the winner in a low-quality Premier League encounter at Selhurst Park to toast his return from a three-match ban for his red card against Tottenham. The Belgian hitman was dubbed “one of the best strikers in Europe” by Villa boss Paul Lambert in midweek: the 23-year-old never had to reach that billing to decide this tie. Press Association Palace slipped to their fifth defeat in eight games, and had only themselves to blame, wasting countless half-chances in a fruitless search for a quality final ball. Villa moved three points ahead of Palace in the table, sucking Neil Warnock’s side further into what could yet become one of the most widely-fought Premier League relegation scraps in years. Benteke handed Villa their first win since a 1-0 victory at Liverpool on September 13, atoning in part for his reckless dismissal against Spurs. So his match-winning strike in south London will have gone some way to repaying both manager and team-mates for that ill-judged clash at Villa Park. Benteke’s calm finish punctuated the otherwise staccato arrangement of Palace’s disjointed first-half attacks. Time and again Zaha broke into the final third, only to slug a sledge-hammer boot through the ball when any deftness of touch would have unlocked Villa’s shaky defence. Palace backed up their 3-1 victory over Liverpool with a reasonable 1-1 draw at Swansea at the weekend, but could not find any spark whatsoever on a chilly night. However against the run of play, Palace could, and should, have stopped Benteke ever laying sight on goal for his winner. last_img read more


first_imgIan McIntyre was forced to start as many as seven freshmen at times in 2011. Thrust into a pressure situation amid a team-wide struggle, they didn’t thrive collectively.This year, the Syracuse head coach has the luxury of only starting three freshmen: Alex Bono, Jordan Vale and Stefanos Stamoulacatos. All three players have gotten off to strong starts for the Orange (5-1) and have helped lead the team to its best start since 1996.“We’ve got a really good group of new guys that have helped develop our culture day in and day out.” McIntyre said. “They’re also a group of guys that improve in practice and every game.”Bono has only allowed two goals in six games for Syracuse, leading the Big East in goals against average (0.34) and save percentage (.909). He has made 20 saves for the Orange and was recently named the Big East Goalkeeper of the Week.The freshman goalie has set the tone for fellow freshmen starters Vale and Stamoulacatos.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textVale has scored three goals and added an assist, while Stamoulacatos has one goal and three assists. Both players have logged considerable minutes in all six games.Ben Ramin also added a goal in Syracuse’s 6-0 win over Colgate.“We’ve done a good job at spreading goals around,” McIntyre said. “To have Ben, Jordan and Stefanos all chip in with goals, and important goals, has been exciting. It’s always nice to have that output from new faces.”This year’s group of freshmen has helped transform the culture of Syracuse soccer, and McIntyre insists the chemistry between the veteran players and the freshmen is what makes this team so potent.Sophomores Skylar Thomas, Jordan Murrell and Nick Perea have a year of college experience under their belt and have helped the newcomers get acclimated to playing college soccer.They’ve been through a rough season and now are helping elevate the team to a much higher level.“Those individuals have really helped our new guys because now they’re a year older, a year more experienced, more mature and more resilient,” McIntyre said. “The returning players have set the tone and led by example, so you blend those two together and it’s been a fun group to work with so far.”McIntyre said seniors Ted Cribley, Louis Clark and Lars Muller have set the tone for the Orange and served as role models for the freshmen on and off the field.“We have a special group of seniors that has really led by example day in, day out in practice, as well as how they prepare for games,” he said.Other Big East teams that have gotten off to hot starts, like Notre Dame, have no goals from freshmen. Five of the Orange’s 19 goals this year have come from freshmen, and 10 of its 19 strikes have come from players who are new to the program, including Tony Asante.Freshmen Noah Rhynhart and Juuso Pasanen have also played well for Syracuse.  Pasanen recorded his first career point in SU’s 5-0 win over St. Bonaventure on Sunday.Syracuse’s newcomers have accounted for 25 of the team’s 96 shots, and 13 of those shots have been on goal.“Within our program, you earn a spot based on how you perform in practice, and then you keep that spot based on how you perform in games,” McIntyre said.“It doesn’t matter what year you are.” Comments Published on September 11, 2012 at 12:45 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea’s Premier League title challenge to Manchester City has faded dramatically in recent weeks as Eden Hazard’s goals have dried up to leave Maurizio Sarri’s men 10 points adrift of the champions ahead of Saturday’s clash between the sides at Stamford Bridge.Even in the midst of an 18-game unbeaten run after City eased past the Blues 2-0 in the Community Shield in August, Sarri insisted Chelsea wouldn’t be able to last the pace against a team he considers the best in Europe.However, the Italian admitted his concern at the scale of his side’s downturn in recent weeks as defeats at Tottenham and then at Wolves where Chelsea capitulated from 1-0 up to lose 2-1 on Wednesday.Those losses as well as a goalless home draw with Everton mean Chelsea are hanging onto their top-four place only on goal difference.“City are the best team in Europe, maybe the best in the world,” said Sarri. “Manchester City are in another category. We have to play and to fight to be in the top four.”It is no coincidence that Chelsea’s dip has coincided with Hazard’s early season hot streak cooling off.The Belgian captain stood out as an exception to many players suffering a World Cup hangover. After being crowned the second best player on show in Russia, Hazard scored seven goals in his first six league starts of the season.At the time, Sarri talked of Hazard having the potential to score 40 goals in a campaign although his previous best for Chelsea was 19.However, with speculation mounting over whether Hazard will tie his future to the club by signing a new contract worth a reported £350,000 ($450,000) a week or hold out for a move to Real Madrid, the Belgian hasn’t scored in 11 games for club and country dating back two months.– Silva lining to De Bruyne absence –Sarri has blamed a series of niggling injuries as a demanding summer has finally started to take its toll. “It’s normal at the moment he isn’t at the top of his physical condition,” added the Italian this week.Yet, it is clear that without Hazard firing, Chelsea will struggle to even see off Tottenham and Arsenal for a place in the top four, let alone challenge the unbeaten City or Liverpool for the title.Strikers Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have just six goals between them in the league all season and after promising a turnaround with a double against Crystal Palace last month, Morata’s famously fragile confidence looks shot again.That dependence on Hazard contrasts sharply with City, who have been without another Belgian, Kevin de Bruyne, for practically the whole season and still barely missed a beat.The outstanding individual in a collective 100-point masterclass as City stormed to the title last season, De Bruyne has played 81 minutes of league football this season due to two prolonged spells on the sidelines with injury.In his absence, Bernardo Silva has pounced on the chance to shine in a more central midfield role, freeing up the wings for Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane to wreak havoc.Sane and Mahrez were on target on Tuesday as City won a seventh straight league game 2-1 at Watford despite leaving Sterling and many others on the bench as Pep Guardiola made six changes.By contrast, Sarri’s decision to make five changes was questioned after defeat at Wolves.“I don’t think it depends on the changes; it depends on the mentality of the team,” said Sarri. “We can lose a match, but not without a reaction.”Now he needs a reaction against the toughest team of all.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgAnd most importantly, congratulations to the MVRHS Class of 2020. We have enjoyed our time with you these past 4 years, we will miss you and we look forward to seeing the impact you make in our world.Sara Dingledy, PrincipalNoelle Warburton – Administrative AssistantAmy Lilavois – Class of 2020 AdvisorMatt Malowski – Class of 2020 Advisor To the Editor: The MVRHS Class of 2020 has graduated. On Sunday, July 26, 155 students walked across a stage and received their diplomas. Over 200 cars seated with family members watched on a giant LED screen while their graduates, wearing caps and gowns, sat in chairs placed 6 feet apart and family members near and far live-streamed the event. In the spring, an overwhelming majority of students had expressed their want for an in-person graduation. We weren’t sure it could happen but we were determined to try. After four months of monitoring the state’s shifting health and safety guidelines, an immense amount of anxiety and patience on the part of everyone involved, and an incredible community effort, we pulled it off. The graduating class and their families participated in a one of a kind, in-person, socially-distanced, memorable event that will not soon be forgotten.None of this would have been possible without the support and generosity of so many Island individuals and organizations. To the West Tisbury Select Board — thank you for approving this event without a blink of an eye; to Omar Johnson and the West Tisbury Board of Health and to the West Tisbury Police Department — we thank you for your guidance and patience with our planning; to Kristina West and Chris Lyons of the MV Agricultural Society — thank you for your flexibility and your guidance working with a group of educators who have never before parked cars or organized an event of this size; to the abutting neighbors of the Ag Hall — thank you for the permission to hold this event; MVTV — thank you for editing the video tribute, filming the event to be live streamed for those who couldn’t attend and for volunteering all of your time; to Charlie Esposito for his calming presence and his expertise in all areas technical; Maria Thibodeau, Chris Baer, and Kate Hennigan for capturing the moment on film and video; to MV United Soccer, Point B Realty, Amy Upton and Corona Stompers, MV Social Justice Leadership Foundation, MVCS, MV Youth Task Force, Johnny Cupcakes, Patti Leighton and MV Bank, the parents of the Class of 2020 and countless other generous individuals, thank you for donating time and money to support our students.last_img read more


first_img“It’s bad out there, it’s real bad. It’s always been bad there,” said Flaherty. By Allison Perrine Also among discussions at the Aug. 27 meeting was the new reverse angle parking law, an idea originally brought for ward by the mayor to keep pedestrians safe. After hearing complaints about the law from residents, the borough will review the situation at the end of the summer season. Work will start sometime this fall and will have an estimated useful life of 10 years. At a recent meeting, Jack Flaherty of Monmouth Place questioned why the project would start at the north end of the pavilion because, according to Flaherty, sand typically travels south to north. Mayor Sue Howard said the starting point, known as the “hot spot” in the borough with the largest loss of sand, was determined by the Army Corps of Engineers. MONMOUTH BEACH – The Army Corps of Engineers will begin replenishing sand in Monmouth Beach this fall, starting at the north end of the Bathing Pavilion and continuing north for as far as funding will allow. At the Aug. 27 meeting Commissioner David Stickle said he is dissatisfied with the engineering work done by T&M Associates for the recently striped fire lane at the pavilion. According to Stickle, state law calls for 20-foot clearance and the work completed allows for about 19 feet 4 inches of clearance. Timing is perfect as beach replenishment is currently being funded at the federal level, Howard said, when in the past the borough had to petition for support from the state government and legislature for more sand. The original 50-year contract between the borough and the federal government allowed for the possibility of beach replenishment every six years. The borough’s recent law on reverse angle parking will be reevaluated after the summer season.Photo by Allison Perrine In June, resident William McGowan said he had a hard time maneuvering his way into the angled spot in the crowded parking lot. “The biggest problem is the line of traffic I was stuck in when I first pulled in. It’s like an automatic traffic jam. And that’s on a Wednesday,” he said at a June meeting. The borough will pay just over $1 million toward the project – 15 percent of the total cost – which includes the installation of sand and sediment as well as associated dredging, pumping and sculpting, the approved bond ordinance states. “We at one point waitedfrom 2004 to November of2011 to replenish.” Howardsaid. “This is a good thing forMonmouth Beach.” “You have to accommodate in some way the fact that people have big SUVs now,” said Stickle. “You need to account for that so there’s still 20 foot clear as a fire lane.” He suggested at the meeting that the borough not pay the bill until the work is corrected. If any restriping is done it will likely not be done until next spring.last_img read more


first_imgMeanwhile, government officialsat all levels are working to halt transmission of the virus. “It’s funny, it was a similarsituation with the SARS virus,” noted Ted Friedli, owner of Excel Travel in LongBranch. One client who contacted himwith concerns about the virus has plans to travel to China in 2022. Like other health care professionals in the state, Bayshore is relying on updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Public Health to advise its customers. So, what can people do to avoidcontracting NcoV? “There could be so many morediseases between now and then,” he said. Friedli advised him to remaincalm and wait things out. Travel to China and the FarEast has grown increasingly popular in recent years, Friedli said. The best defense is prevention,health experts say: Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing, use a tissueor, in a pinch, your sleeve to cough or sneeze into rather than your hands. Tryto avoid touching your face. The majority of the calls fall into the category of, “Am I at risk?” he said. That includes people who have recently traveled to or from China, people planning to travel there individually or as members of international exchange programs, and people who have returned from China with children who will be re-entering school in New Jersey. Those cases have been confirmedin Washington, California, Arizona and Illinois, the CDC reported. With the height of the flu season upon us, business at Bayshore Pharmacy in Atlantic Highlands has been brisk. Meanwhile, New JerseyCongressman Frank Pallone (D-6), who chairs the House of Representatives Energyand Commerce Committee, which oversees public health and quarantine, isadvising Americans to rely on the CDC and other reliable sources for updatesrather than social media. “The information that I have right now is that weshouldn’t panic,” he said during an appearance on MSNBC last Tuesday. “There’sa lot of misinformation out there.” “At this time, there are more than 6,000 confirmed cases. The majority of the cases are in China, which has experienced at least 132 deaths. There are 92 confirmed cases outside of China, with five cases in the United States.” While those numbers appear alarming, it helps to keep in mind that more than 11 million people reside in the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the city of Wuhan. British Airways and a fewsmaller airlines have suspended all flights to China and United Airlines hasreduced its service there. The sneezing and coughing most peopleare doing around the Two River area these days are not caused by NcoV but insteadrelated to the perennial winter woes that come with the common cold and flu. The pharmacy did experience a bit of a run on face masks this week but, Stryker said, their effectiveness in blocking an individual from contracting the virus isn’t great because the masks aren’t capable of preventing the inhalation of the virus. They’re more valuable in preventing someone who is already sick from spreading germs through sneezing and coughing. Earlier this week, U.S. Sens.Bob Menendez and Cory Booker of New Jersey called for NcoV passenger screeningsto be instituted at Newark Liberty International Airport, the fifth busiest airportin the nation. To combat a wave of misinformation being generated as the word spreads, the New Jersey Department of Health has established a hotline in cooperation with the NJ Poison Control Center to answer residents’ questions about the new virus and allay unnecessary fears. “The biggest concern right nowis that we don’t really know what this coronavirus is…we need to know moreabout the virus itself, how it’s transmitted, what is its impact and there’snot a lot of information out there right now.” Those with upcomingreservations who are facing a change of plan and a possible loss of theirvacation dollars, Friedli said, have the option to cancel, postpone or changetheir plans and some travel providers will be generous in helping them make thebest choice with the least amount of financial pain. But, Friedli said, “Thebiggest lesson is to do something in advance: Take out some travel insurance.There are policies you can buy that allow you to cancel for any reasonwhatsoever.” “We’ve been getting quite a fewquestions,” Stryker said. “The news has it pretty whipped up.” “Media and the government blowthese things out of proportion,” Friedli says. “There’s so many other thingsthat we could worry about, like getting hit by a car on the Garden StateParkway.” According to Jerry M. Zuckerman, M.D., vice president of infection prevention and control at Hackensack Meridian Health, coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which are thought to cause up to 30 percent of common cold cases. Hackensack Meridian encompasses nine medical centers around the state, including Riverview in Red Bank and Bayshore in Holmdel. But along with the chills,fever, coughs and runny noses that accompany the flu, some customers are sufferingfrom worries about contracting the novel coronavirus (NcoV), said pharmacistRichard Stryker. Symptoms of NcoV are similar to the flu but can swiftlyprogress to more serious complications like pneumonia. Newark has since been added tothe list of airports conducting enhanced screenings. While the risk of contractingthe NcoV virus here in the U.S. is low, the threat remains serious, Zuckermanstressed. “Although the risk to thepublic remains low, we understand that residents have questions about this newvirus,” New Jersey Department of Health commissioner Judith Persichilli notedin a press release. “This hotline provides factual information to alleviatefear and dispel rumors.” The hotline is part of a wide-reaching effort by the medical and scientific communities to reassure the public while taking steps to identify and treat any patients who contract NcoV. In an effort to halt thetransmission of the virus, Chinese officials have instituted a quarantine inWuhan, the epicenter of the virus. For Americans set to travel toChina soon for business or vacation, the threat of NcoV very likely means achange in plans. By Eileen Moon | Published Jan. 30, 2020 “Certain strains like SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), whichappeared in 2002, and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), which appearedin 2012 and now the 2019 novel coronavirus can cause more serious illness,”Zuckerman said. No cases of NcoV have been identified in any of Hackensack Meridian’sfacilities, Zuckerman said. Bruce Ruck, managing director of the NJ Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, said that his office has received more than 100 calls about the corona virus in the last 24 hours. Nevertheless, concern aboutcontracting the new virus is rising. The five cases of NcoVidentified in the United States as of Jan. 29 have occurred in patients who hadrecently been in China. Fortunately, the risk ofcontracting the new virus first identified in Wuhan, China in December is low. In Monmouth County, FreeholderDeputy Director Sue Kiley, liaison to the county health and human servicesdepartment, said the county is maintaining close contact with area hospitalsand is prepared to respond should the virus appear. Right now, Kiley said, it’snot an issue. “Obviously, we’re watching it very closely.” Nevertheless, the appearance ofNcoV in our increasingly global community has been ramping up fears on socialmedia. “Basically, all those things your mother told you,” said Stryker, the pharmacist.last_img read more

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