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EA1 Leads to One of Europe’s Largest Archaeological Digs in 2017

first_imgThe onshore works for East Anglia ONE underground cable have unearthed a historical treasure for the Suffolk area. So far evidence from the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman period, Anglo-Saxons and into the medieval period has been found, making this one of Europe’s largest archaeological digs this year, according to ScottishPower Renewables.Image: ScottishPower RenewablesThe archaeological excavations have been funded by ScottishPower Renewables, prior to the construction of a 37km underground cable, which will connect the 102 turbines from the East Anglia ONE Offshore wind farm to a new electricity converter station at Bramford.Wardell Armstrong was commissioned to oversee archaeological works across 60 hectares of Suffolk countryside, working closely with Suffolk County Council. Up to 400 archaeologists have been involved in the work since February, with a peak on-site workforce of around 250 at any given time, as well as 20 members of the Ipswich and District Metal Detector club.Joanna Young, Stakeholder Manager at ScottishPower Renewables, said: “Hundreds of archaeologists and metal detectorists combing over fields in Suffolk is not the first thing you think of when you imagine an offshore windfarm – but it highlights the wide range of efforts needed to build a major energy project like ours.“We decided early on to invest in underground cables to take power from the offshore windfarm to the National Grid, rather than building pylons. This means laying cables under the ground and roads and rivers and railways across a 37km stretch. We need to make sure that we do this work in a sensitive manner, and it is important to record all items of archaeological significance.”The cable laying project for East Anglia ONE will begin in the next few months, ScottishPower Renewables said, and construction work is already underway at the onshore substation site in Bramford.Offshore work begins in 2018, with the 102 Siemens 7MW turbines due to be installed in 2019, before the project is fully operational during 2020.last_img read more

Haslar Marina Maintenance Dredging Underway

first_imgJenkins Marine Ltd has started a routine maintenance dredging project in Haslar Marina for marina operators Dean and Reddyhoff.Haslar is an all tide 650 berth marina which requires regular maintenance dredging and this year there is an estimated 30,000m3 to dredge, with part of the dredge including adjacent neighbors the ‘Royal Naval Sailing Association’ (RNSA).Both sites are located just inside Portsmouth Harbor entrance, and opposite the iconic Spinnaker tower.“I am delighted that we can continue to work closely with valued clients Dean and Reddyhoff Marinas. The fact that we are returning to this site for the fourth year in a row is a testament to the great work and good relationships with our dredging team, and the clients ongoing commitment to continue investment in their marina,” Director Dan Jenkins commented.Vessels working on this dredging project will include 30m backhoe dredger ‘Doreen Dorward’ with 50t long reach excavator, and 300m3 capacity self-propelled split hopper barges ‘Nab’ and ‘Needles’.last_img read more

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote wants to buy Arsenal

first_imgArsenal are currently valued at just shy of £1bn, £988m, and look on course to finish in second in the Premier League this season.“We have $16 billion worth of investments in the next few years,” he said. “Right now I want to take my own business to a certain level. Once I finish on that trajectory, then maybe.”Arsenal has won 13 domestic league championships and is currently third in the Premier League this season.Dangote says that the team needs a “new direction,” adding that manager Arsene Wenger “needs to change his style a bit.”If a deal ever did go through, Dangote would become the first African owner of a Premier League club. Africa’s richest man has admitted that he still wants to buy Arsenal, despite failing with a bid to buy the club in 2010.Hailing from Kano, northern Nigeria, the 58-year-old businessman is Africa’s richest man having amassed a fortune of $15.6 billion (£10.3bn), according to Forbes.His wealth, which puts him at number 67 in a world ranking of billionaires, is entirely of his own making.“I still hope, one day at the right price, that I’ll buy the team,” Dangote told Bloomberg. “I might buy it, not at a ridiculous price but a price that the owners won’t want to resist. I know my strategy.”last_img read more

Elephants killed by Cyanide Poisoning in Zimbabwe Park

first_imgFourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Tuesday.Three elephants were killed in Matusadona National Park in the Kariba area in northern Zimbabwe and 11 more pachyderms were found dead in two different spots in Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe over the past two weeks.In all cases the elephants were killed by cyanide, according to kidney and liver samples from the dead elephants tested by the Biological Sciences Department, said parks spokeswoman Caroline Washaya Moyo.In Kariba, poachers laced oranges with cyanide, she said, while in Hwange the poison was put on salt licks.The ivory tusks had been cut off six elephants at one location in Hwange park but the other five elephants still had their tusks, suggesting the poachers were disrupted. The motive for the killings in Matusadona was not known.There have been no arrests so far over the latest incidents, said Clement Munoriarwa, police commander for Mashonaland West province.“We have had a number of poaching activities in the province, they are actually increasing each day,” said Munoriarwa on state television. “Some are done through the use of firearms and, of course, we have cases where we suspect that there is cyanide poisoning.”A $400 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the poisoners has been offered by the Matusadona Anti-Poaching Project, a private organization, according to its Facebook page, which said that more elephants may have been poisoned.In 2013, as many as 300 elephants died in Hwange park after poachers laced salt pans with cyanide. Many vultures died after feeding on the poisoned elephant carcasses and it is feared that will happen again. Cyanide is widely used in Zimbabwe’s mining industry and is therefore relatively easy to obtain.Although elephants are vulnerable across Africa, Zimbabwe has a large elephant population. The national parks estimates it has more than 100,000, although the parks land should ideally only support 40,000 elephants.Also Tuesday, A Zambian was arrested in Zimbabwe for trying to smuggle ivory weighing 25 kilograms (55 pounds) and valued at $6,320 into South Africa. The Zambian was also found carrying a 3 meter (10 feet) python skin, according to the national parks spokeswoman.– APlast_img read more

DSC launches safer building course

first_imgEducationLocalNewsTertiary DSC launches safer building course by: – September 15, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 23 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Dominica State College, In Collaboration With the Office of Disaster Management: Dominica, Will Launch The Long-awaited Safer Building Course at a Special Ceremony at the Bath Estate Campus. The Department of Continuing Education (DCE) of the Dominica State College (DSC) will on Thursday, 22nd September, 2011, at 3:30 pm, at the Bath Estate Campus, formally launch its Safer Building course. The course which DSC is delivering in association with the Dominica Office of Disaster Management, and with support from the Caribbean Disaster & Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) started on 30th August and will run until the 4th of October, 2011. 15 builders and contractors from various parts of Dominica are currently enrolled in the course. The Safer Buildings course is designed to train builders and contractors in the techniques for constructing safer residential buildings. It is delivered over a period of five weeks for a total of 30 contact hours and there will be an additional seven site visits for observation, demonstration and practice of the knowledge and skills taught in the classroom setting. The course covers critical aspects of residential buildings including: roofs, walls, floors, foundations, pre-construction planning and post construction maintenance. Successful participants will become certified to construct of Safe Buildings.Local professionals with wide experience in the construction of safe residential buildings will facilitate the course. The facilitators were all trained in instructional strategies in June this year at the DSC. Their professional training, experience and recently acquired skills in andragogy equip them for effective instructional delivery. The 10 facilitators who successfully completed the andragogy course will be presented with their certificate of competence at the launching ceremony on 22nd September.The curriculum for the Safer Buildings Course was developed by CDEMA. CDEMA is providing financial and technical support to the DSC to deliver the course, which will be of the highest quality. This course has already been offered in St. Lucia, Grenada, Belize and the British Virgin Islands. A representative from CDEMA will address the Launching Ceremony.The College believes that this Safer Buildings Course is critically important for Dominica. Like every other country in the Caribbean, Dominica is exposed, continuously, to natural hazards such as hurricanes. It is necessary that contractors learn the skills and techniques required to make our buildings more resistant to natural hazards. DSC and the Office of Disaster Management, expects all builders and contractors to take full advantage of this course which will put them on par with other’s in the Caribbean where the same course is offered. Press ReleaseOffice of The Director of Continuing Education, Dominica State College Sharelast_img read more

Public Library seeking ways to attract the public

first_imgThe Dominica Public Library is this week continuing its educational programs targeting students and the general public as it observes Library week under the theme “Building Communities at Your Library”.Librarian Davina Jones who spoke to Dominica Vibes News explained that the objective of week of activities is to promote reading and to attract more people to use the facility.“We want to make people see that reading is not always boring. We try to get them to see the library in a different light. We have computers yes, but some people also have computers at their home so what else can we do to attract people to the library”.She explained further that the organization also held a meeting on Tuesday evening with a view to engaging stakeholders in discussions as to the way forward as well as to solicit suggestions as to what can be done to make the Library more appealing to the public.Librarian Davina Jones. As part of the week’s activities, on Wednesday, a Dominican Fulbright scholar who has studied in the United States of America will be on hand to provide educational advice to secondary school students on the application process and preparations for colleges.There will also be a visit from the Mahaut Primary School and the Spices Preschool and a kindle workshop, where persons will demonstrate how to use a kindle.On Thursday the St Luke’s Primary School and Shalom Preschool will visit while a book reading and presentation is planned for three secondary schools within the Roseau area. The week of activities will close off with a fun day and a visit from the Roseau primary school, who will be introduced to library skills.They have also mounted an exhibition as part of Library Week which is ongoing at the Roseau Library and is open to the entire public.[nggallery id = 180]Dominica Vibes News Share Share LocalNews Public Library seeking ways to attract the public by: – May 16, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! 150 Views   2 comments Sharelast_img read more

Redknapp praises Ashley reign

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp believes Mike Ashley has been a “fantastic” chairman for Newcastle and claims Alan Pardew would have been sacked by now under a foreign owner. Ashley has endured a turbulent relationship with Newcastle supporters, who have criticised the billionaire’s off-field appointments, the renaming of St James’ Park and a lack of investment in new players since he bought the club in 2007. The Sports Direct owner also remained loyal to Pardew during a difficult start to the season and the manager has repaid his chairman’s faith, leading the Magpies to five consecutive victories. “The difference is probably because he’s a British owner. “Lots of the foreign owners would look at bringing a foreign manager in because maybe he’s been a better player than Alan Pardew was and they played in Italy or Spain. “But Ashley has stuck by him and no matter what abuse he gets he doesn’t care, does he? “That’s why he’s such a clever man – you don’t become that wealthy if you’re not a clever man.” Redknapp turned down the chance to become Newcastle manager in 2008, opting instead to remain at Portsmouth, where he won the FA Cup later that year. “I was offered the job but I just couldn’t get my Geordie accent right,” Redknapp joked. “No I don’t regret anything, I don’t look back, I look forward and move on. “I went to Spurs and had four fantastic years and I don’t regret staying at Pompey where I had a great time. “And I don’t regret being here, I have loved it here. I’m very lucky to keep going.” QPR made a disappointing start to the season but have enjoyed an upturn in form, taking four points from their last four matches. Rangers remain in the bottom three but can climb the table with some kinder fixtures coming up. “We have upped the work rate and that’s what we have to keep doing over the next few games because they will have a big bearing on how our season goes,” Redknapp said. “We have games against Leicester, Burnley, Palace coming up – teams that are going to be down there with us. “They will be massive games for us that we will have to get some good points out of. “You determine your season when you play the teams that are going to be around there with you.” “The chairman has been fantastic,” said Redknapp, whose QPR side play Newcastle on Saturday. “He gets a lot of stick, Mike Ashley, but he’s always at the games in the crowd. “He follows the team, loves it, and has stuck by Alan because he knows he’s got a good manager. “It’s easy to make a knee-jerk reaction and bomb him out. “They finished fifth the other year and were very unlucky not to finish in the Champions League places – he’s done a good job.” Many Newcastle supporters called for Pardew to be sacked after a miserable start to the campaign but wins over Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool have transformed the mood in the north-east. Pardew was handed an eight-year contract in December 2012 but Redknapp insists the long-term deal will not be the reason behind Ashley’s loyalty. “It doesn’t really matter if you’ve got a contract – there will be a clause in it and 99 times out of 100, if they sack you that will probably pay you a year’s money,” Redknapp said. Press Associationlast_img read more

Local Health Official Says COVID Will Come Back “Stronger” in Flu Season

first_imgThe coronavirus is likely not going away. In fact, it will affect our community even more in the months and seasons down the line.That is according to Dr. Alina Alonso, director of the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County.She told our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5 on Wednesday, “It will come back stronger in November when flu season is here. We’ll have flu, influenza A, influenza B, and the COVID virus all floating around at the same time.”She added that some of the virus has started shifted from our region to South America, but it will return.“That was the thought, it’s gonna go away. But it doesn’t always go away completely,” Alonso said. “As long as there’s people to transmit the virus, the virus continues to spread. Especially this virus.”Calling the virus “stronger” than health officials originally thought, Alonso believes that COVID-19 will become more prominent than it is now when flu season begins in the fall.That is because all viruses are more commonly found in the northern hemisphere during that part of the year.“[People] get the flu, they’re gonna think it’s COVID. If they get COVID, they might think it’s the flu. So it’s gonna be tough to get the immunizations for the flu vaccine out right away,” Alonso said.According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, there are 18,231 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County, including 569 deaths.Statewide, there are 223,783 cases as of Wednesday, an increase of 9,989 from the day before.WATCH INTERVIEW WITH DR. ALONSO: Dr. Alonso explains that residents need to remain calm and take proper precautions to protect oneself: practice social distancing, wear a mask in public, frequently wash hands, and stay home when sick.“I don’t think people should be fearful. I think they need to get educated. Stay strong. Stay safe,” Alonso said. There’s no need to fear, you just need to know how to have the right education to know how to handle it.”She also refuted Gov. Ron DeSantis’ claims from earlier this week that the number of cases is increasing due to more testing.“Some people say, we’re seeing more virus because we’re testing more,” Alonso said. “That rate should go down the more you do, if you’re getting rid of the virus. If the virus is growing in your community, then it’s going to go up.”DeSantis admitted on Tuesday that the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to under 5 percent between the beginning of May and the second week of June, and then increased to nearly 15 percent at one point recently.“When you look at the positivity, it’s been about 14, 15 percent pretty consistently now for more than a week,” DeSantis said.As of Wednesday, Palm Beach County’s positivity rate is 10.9 percent.County officials said this week that the increasing positivity rate is the reason they are not planning to move forward with reopening more parts of the local economy at this time.“We need to wrap our hands around this and get the numbers down,” Alonso said. “I think we’ve been wise to keep things where we are with Phase One and not go any further.”last_img read more

Kidnapped Enyimba, Abia Comets’ Players Regain Freedom

first_img“The footballers were released on Wednesday night following combined efforts of Enyimba Football Club and families of the players.“The players have since reunited with their families,” observed the statement from the Enyimba spokesman without giving details of how much was paid as ransom.The two footballers were on their way to Akure from Aba following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League amid concerns over the global pandemic, Covid-19 before they were seized by the gun men at the Ipele section of the road. The third player in the car escaped from the kidnappers.The kidnappers were initially reported to have demanded for N100million but changed their minds to N20million on discovering that the duo were footballers from the domestic NPFL.Both Enyimba and the families of the two players pleaded with Nigerians not to jeopardize their negotiations to get them released with sensational social media posts.The news of the kidnapping of the two players came just few hours after the death in a car crash of two footballers from Rangers International- Emmanuel Ogbu and Ifeanyi George, who was also a Super Eagles ‘B’ team player.This is the first kidnapping case in the Nigerian league since former coach of Katsina United, Abdullahi Biffo, was captured and released in January 2019.Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu’s was the latest Super Eagles player caught up in a case, when his mother was released six days after being kidnapped in March 2019.Former National team coach Samson Siasia also had his mother held in captivity for ten weeksbefore she was released. She had previously been kidnapped from her home in Bayelsa State.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeEnyimba midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and Abia Comets’ Benjamin Iluyomade, who were kidnapped on Sunday afternoon along the Benin -Owo Road have regained their freedom.Media Officer of Enyimba, Zazi Bariza Samuel, confirmed last night the news of the release from kidnappers’ den the two former Sunshine Stars of Akure Players.last_img read more

Betfair – Trump’s odds on 2017 exit plummet following controversial Comey FBI sacking

first_img Related Articles Share Betfair Politics has informed that the odds on Donald Trump departing/resigning from office have plummeted following the US President’s controversial decision to sack FBI Director General James Comey.Updating US political markets, Betfair Politics has now priced Donald Trump to leave office before the end of his first term at ‘evens money’ (50% Chance).Following the shock decision to fire Director Comey, the Trump administration has been engulfed by rumours and speculation. US political commentators have stated that the sacking of Comey, represents President Trump’s most controversial action to date.The FBI Director had been put in charge of investigating Russian interference on the US 2016 Election, and whether Trump campaign associates had colluded with Soviet counterparts.Following the news, Betfair informs that political punters are now wagering on Trump’s ‘exit date’, with the bookmaker offering prices of 11/2 on a 2017 departure, and 5/1 on The Donald exiting office in 2018 or 2019.Betfair spokesperson, Naomi Totten, said: “Nearly 2,000 bets have been placed on the President to leave in 2017 in the ‘Trump exit date’ market since James Comey’s dismissal on Tuesday, forcing the odds in from 9/1 to 3/1 this morning, although there has been a slight drift back to 11/2.“There have also been several sizeable bets on the market for Trump to leave before the end of his first term, with one customer confidently placing £100k on the President not making it to 2020. ‘Yes’ had been trading at 15/8 prior to the Comey sacking breaking but is now an even money shot.” StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Submit Share Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020last_img read more