first_imgB.offshore GmbH has completed maintenance work on the offshore substation of the Alpha Ventus offshore wind farm in Germany.Source: b.offshoreB.offshore’s scope of work in the 12-month project included the installation of two new tank containers on the platform of the offshore substation, as well as the design and installation of new solutions for the emergency power system.According to the German company, the original steel tanks were replaced with plastic tanks made of polyethylene (LLD-PE). The two offshore containers are each fitted with three CUBE tanks and have a combined capacity of 15,000 liters.The company was also in charge of developing and implementing a solution to integrate the new system with the existing substation control technology, managed by EWE OSS Offshore Service & Solutions, who coordinated the work.Deutsche Offshore-Testfeld- und Infrastruktur GmbH & Co. KG (DOTI), the operator of the wind farm, recently completed acceptance tests for the new solution, b.offshore said.The Alpha Ventus wind farm comprises six Adwen M5000 turbines and six Senvion 5M turbines located some 45km north of the island of Borkum.The 60MW project was commissioned in April 2010, when it became Germany’s first offshore wind farm.last_img read more


first_imgGuangzhou: Olympic silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu eked out a hard-fought win over world number two and defending champion Akane Yamaguchi in the opening women’s singles group A match of the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou on Wednesday. Sindhu, who had finished runner-up at the last edition in Dubai, dished out a superb game, mixed with patience and aggression, to defeat the Japanese 24-22 21-15. However, Sameer Verma, who is the second Indian men’s player after Kidambi Srikanth to qualify for the tournament, couldn’t adjust to the pace of world no 1 and world champion Kento Momota, going down 18-21 6-21 in the opening group match.  Sameer, who defended his title at the Syed Modi International to qualify for the USD 1,500,000 event, will have to beat Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen and Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the other group B matches to salavge hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage. Making her third successive appearance at the tournament, Sindhu, who had a 9-4 head-to-head record against Yamaguchi, produced a controlled game in the slow conditions, never letting go despite lagging behind many times in the match.Read More | Vidit Gujrathi, India Chess GM, escapes unhurt in attack by goonsThe first game clocked 27 minutes as both the shuttlers fought tooth and nail for supremacy. Sindhu was trailing 6-11 at the first internal but she fought back to catch up with the Japanese at 19-19 with a smash on her rival’s back hand. A battle of mind and body ensued as leads changed hands but it was Sindhu who showed better mental fortitude to claim the opening game after a stretched Yamaguchi sent her forehand return at the net.Read More | Hockey World Cup 2018: India beat Canada 5-1 to reach quarterfinals In the second game, Yamaguchi tried to put pressure on the Indian’s backhand but Sindhu was up to the challenge as she made some superb retrieves to lead 3-1 initially. Persistent pressure worked as Yamaguchi levelled par and went to a 4-3 lead when Sindhu made a judgement-error and soon moved to 6-3. Sindhu however soon grabbed the lead at 8-7 after her rival went wide and then hit the net.  A fantastic rally ended with Sindhu on her knees at the forecourt.She then went long but the Japanese too erred as it was 9-9. At the break, Yamaguchi held a slender 11-10 lead after Sindhu could not properly connect at the forecourt.  Sindhu took a 14-11 lead after the break, following two mistakes from the Japanese and a superb disguised flick at the back court.  Sindhu dominated the proceedings after the break, grabbing a six-point cushion at 18-11.  Yamaguchi took two points before another long shot gave Sindhu another point. The Indian grabbed six match points when Yamaguchi hit the net again. The Japanese saved one before faltering at the net to hand over the match to Sindhu.  The top two players from each group will qualify for the semifinals, after which a knockout draw will be conducted. Only eight top players compete in the prestigious season-ending event. For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


first_imgFormer Badgers running back and Heisman trophy winner Ron Dayne is very excited to give back to the Madison community this year.Dayne and Public Relations Coordinator Kayla Gross introduced Monday The Ron Dayne Community Champions Program, which is a new initiative of The Badgers Giveback Program.According to Gross, the program “will aim to identify local community members that are having an impact in the community in a positive way.” They are asking fans and the community to nominate people who are performing great work on the Wisconsin Athletic’s website, uwbadgers.com. Gross explained that someone can nominate a person by completing the online form on the Badgers Giveback Page titled Ron Dayne Community Champions. The page has a list of criteria that must be met by the nominee.One champion will be selected each month and will be recognized on the field at Camp Randall or on the court at the Kohl Center depending on the month. Dayne will also give them a private tour and take the nominee out to lunch.“This is a great opportunity for me to give back to the community that’s been so great for me for all these years” Dayne, who broke the NCAA record for career rushing yards 15 years ago, said.Gross also said the program will focus its efforts around four key areas.“We have organized our efforts around 4 key initiatives based on feedback we’ve received from the public. We have focused our issues around education, mentorship, providing assistance in a time of crisis or illness and health and wellness.”The initiative will look to nominate people outside of these four initiatives as well, Gross said.Getting older, not being involved in football and seeing the support of the UW fan base is what Dayne said sparked his interest to give back. He also talked about how his uncle, Rob, was a key role model during Dayne’s youth.“Now, I’m part of the community where I want to help the younger kids out and other people who don’t have as many opportunities,” Dayne said.“[I want to] lead the right way, set a good example for my kids, not do the crazy things I was doing when I was younger and to stay on the straight and narrow.”last_img read more


first_imgAs part of its No Leave, No Life initiative, Tourism Australia is urging Australians to make taking a holiday one of their New Year’s resolutions come New Year’s Eve.Australians should take a break in order to rejuvenate and spend quality time with friends and family in the new decade, says Tourism Australia in urging Australians to access their annual leave.“There is certainly a link between not taking leave and having a poor work-family balance,” said Peter Cotton, Health Services Australia Director of Psychology Services,“Not taking leave can often be associated with an increased risk of ‘burnout’ and stress-related problems.”Other suggested new year’s resolutions from Tourism Australia include doing something new, being more organised, being generally more positive, and helping others. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/1de81/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.Xlast_img read more