The Dutch Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State has approved the Wind Farm Site Decisions (WFSD) for zones I and II of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind project.A number of appellants have opposed the construction of the wind farm, including Coöperatie Kottervisserij Nederland (VisNed), the Free Horizon Foundation, as well as local residents.VisNed, who represented the local fishermen, claimed that the construction of the wind farm would lead to a reduction of area available for fishing. The Council rejected the argument due to calculations that the shrinkage of the surface would equal 0.26% and only for boats longer than 24 meters. Moreover, the fishermen have until 2021 to search for other locations.The Free Horizon Foundation argued the location of the wind farm, suggesting that it should be constructed in the IJmuiden Ver area, which is farther away from the beach, thus clearing the view on the North Sea. However, the Council dismissed the objection claiming that the Foundation has no valid arguments, and referring to the transfer of the location as additional costs.In addition, the Foundation claimed that the coastal municipalities will suffer major economic damage as a result of declining tourism due to the blocking of the free view. The Council stated that research has been carried out, including the worst-case scenario, which showed it is unlikely to occur.The Council also pointed out that the construction and operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) I & II zones would generate new jobs in the region, and that minor negative effects are acceptable in regard of the importance of offshore wind energy and positive effects involved.The projects planned under the Dutch Government’s current offshore wind program include 2,100MW at the Hollandse Kust zones. Of this, 1,400MW is planned in the Hollandse Kust (zuid): 700MW at sites I and II, and further 700MW at sites III and IV. An additional 700MW is planned to be tendered in 2019 in the Hollandse Kust (noord) zone.In October, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs published the Ministerial Order for permitting offshore wind energy for the site, with the application period starting on 15 December and closing on 21 December.The first phase of the tender will be based on the procedure without subsidies and companies will compete for a concession permit, while the contract is expected to be awarded in the first quarter of 2018.
Share 92 Views 5 comments LocalNews Dominica mourns the loss of its Goodwill Ambassador Jeff Joseph by: – November 23, 2011 Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Jeff Joseph performing during night one of the 15th edition of the World Creole Music Festival in Dominica last monthDominicans and French nationals are expressing sadness over the news of the passing of musical icon and Dominica’s Goodwill Ambassador Jeff Joseph.According to reports from Radio Caribe in Martinique, “Jeff Joe” as he is known died Wednesday after two major surgeries at the La Maynard hospital in Martinique.“The entire public is sad. We are playing music of him right now on all the radio stations. He will be remembered. We knew he wasn’t well. We knew had surgery but we didn’t expect him to die. It’s a sad day for the people of Martinique and Dominicans living here”, Mornelle who works at a radio station in Martinique reported.Meantime in Dominica, several of the radio stations are currently airing Joe’s music.Leroy “Wadico” Charles told the nation station DBS Radio that Jeff Joe has contributed greatly to the musical industry in the region and he will be greatly missed.Jeff Joseph and the Grammacks New Generation Band at the 15th annual WCMF in Dominica last month.Jeff Joseph has been working closely with the Dominica Festivals Committee, conducting campaigns in Martinique and Guadeloupe for the World Creole Music Festival and performed with his band at the first World Creole Music Festival in Dominica and also at last month’s 15th annual of the festival.Dominica Vibes News will seek to get reactions from officials from government and the music industry on the matter.Dominica Vibes News
The Blaugranes are keeping a close eye on Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich. As per Fox Sports FC Barcelona are preparing to land him in the next summer. Joshua Kimmich has put up some impressive performances in his current stint at the Allianz. The German defender joined Bayern Munich from VFB Stuttgart back in 2014 and has gone on to make 189 appearances for the Bundesliga Giants since then. Not to forget, he has also found the net on 18 times and assisted on 45 occasions. The 24 year-old has got a bright future ahead of him and switching to Barcelona might be one of the best moves for him; particularly because the Catalan Giants are struggling at the back of the field. Moreover, he is the perfect candidate to take up the leadership role at the back once Pique calls time. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Joshua Kimmich is an agile defender who can prove to be a valuable asset while on the offense. He has a remarkable goal-scoring ability for a defender and if he does find his way to Camp Nou, he will be playing in place of Nelson Semedo.Advertisement Loading…
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to confirm if Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo and Sergio Romero will hold onto their starting places as Manchester United aim to win the Europa League.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much Ighalo fired blanks in his return to United’s starting XI against LASK while Romero has largely been used as United’s cup keeper – and has featured in most of their games in Europe this season. The Argentine played in the final when United last won the competition in 2017.However, Solskjaer revealed after Wednesday round of 16 tie against LASK that he would call upon the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in attack for the latter rounds of the tournament.That places doubt over Ighalo and Romero’s starting position, with David de Gea among the squad who have travelled to Cologne for Monday’s quarter-final against FC Copenhagen. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to confirm if Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo and Sergio Romero will hold onto his place as Manchester United aim to win the Europa League.Ighalo fired blanks in his return to United’s starting XI against LASK while Romero has largely been used as United’s cup keeper – and has featured in most of their games in Europe this season.The Argentine played in the final when United last won the competition in 2017. Read Also: Winning Europa League would be proudest moment – SolskjaerHowever, Solskjaer revealed after Wednesday round of 16 tie against LASK that he would call upon the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in attack for the latter rounds of the tournament.That places doubt over Ighalo and Romero’s starting position, with David de Gea among the squad who have travelled to Cologne for Monday’s quarter-final against FC Copenhagen.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
It is the second time this year Russell has had the misfortune of a broken arm after he sustained a fracture in a fall at Gowran in March. Russell was preparing to ride Meadowlands in the Family Day Out Maiden Hurdle when his mount reared up and unshipped the former champion jockey. Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical advisor for the Irish Turf Club, said: “Davy has fractured his left arm and has also fractured his right foot. He’ll have an operation on his arm on Wednesday at the CUH (Cork University Hospital) and I would imagine he’ll have his foot in plaster. He’s probably looking at around 10 weeks out.” Davy Russell could out of action for the next two months after he suffered a broken arm and a broken foot in a fall at Cork on Sunday. Press Association
Swansea climbed out of the bottom three as Ki Sung-yueng’s first goal of the season ended their four-month run without a Barclays Premier League home win. Press Association Albion forced them on the defensive for long periods, especially in the second half, but they could not find a way past a resilient Swansea rearguard in which Leon Britton and Ashley Williams were outstanding. Both teams came into the contest low on confidence with Swansea bottom of the form table having failed to win in seven games and Albion equalling their worst run under Pulis – four matches without victory. So it was no surprise that the football was a long way from the free-flowing variety with even the nature of Ki’s ninth-minute summing up much of what was to come. Swansea actually put together a neat attack with Wayne Routledge taking Andre Ayew’s lay-off to play the ball into the path of Angel Rangel. The Spanish full-back wasted no time firing against the post and the ball hit the back of Boaz Myhill, but the Albion goalkeeper fumbled as he tried to gather and Ki was on hand to tap home for his first goal since May. Gylfi Sigurdsson soon shot straight at Myhill and it appeared as if Swansea’s easy-on-the-eye style was coming back into their game. But Swansea lost their way in what was to become an increasingly scrappy first period and West Brom, with skipper Darren Fletcher constantly probing from midfield, edged the balance of play. The downside for Albion was that they created little in terms of scoring opportunities, although they did have genuine claims for a penalty when Rangel barged into Chris Brunt just inside the box after 28 minutes. Ki’s ninth-minute strike, bundled home from close range, was enough to see off West Brom 1-0 and close the gap on Tony Pulis’ struggling Albion side to two points. It was certainly not pretty from a Swansea team still without a permanent manager since the sacking of Garry Monk over two weeks ago, but caretaker boss Alan Curtis has instilled plenty of fight and determination in his charges. Brunt fired wide from distance with Lukasz Fabianski’s handling only being tested at a succession of set-pieces, one of which left him requiring treatment after taking a bang in the ribs. Swansea did manage to rediscover some fluency just before the break as Jefferson Montero saw his effort blocked by Jonas Olsson and Ayew, preferred in the main striking role to Bafetimbi Gomis, dragged his shot wide from 25 yards. But Albion started the second period with purpose as James Morrison and Rickie Lambert brought saves from Fabianski, even if the Poland goalkeeper was not too unduly troubled, and the introductions of Saido Berahino and Stephane Sessegnon was another positive statement from the visitors. Sessegnon set up a half-chance for Lambert which was squeezed past the near post as Albion piled on the pressure, Berahino seeing his shot blocked before Craig Dawson’s header ended in the grateful arms of Fabianski. But Swansea held on for only their second win in 14 games and their first at home since beating Manchester United at the end of August. TWEET OF THE MATCH @JiffyRugby: ” @philsteele1 @clare_jabb Alan Curtis for manager. @SwansOfficial” Former Wales rugby league and rugby union player Jonathan Davies wants Alan Curtis to get the Swansea job on a permanent basis. https://twitter.com/JiffyRugby/status/680796906579177474 PLAYER RATINGS SWANSEA Lukasz Fabianski 7 Angel Rangel: 6 Ashley Williams: 8 Federico Fernandez: 7 Neil Taylor: 7 Leon Britton: 9 Ki Sung-yueng: 7 Jefferson Montero: 6 Wayne Routledge: 8 Gylfi Sigurdsson: 7 Andre Ayew: 6 Substitutes Jack Cork: 7 Modou Barrow: 6 Jonjo Shelvey: 6 WEST BROM Boaz Myhill: 6 Craig Dawson: 6 Gareth McAuley: 7 Jonas Olsson: 6 Chris Brunt: 7 Jonny Evans: 7 Darren Fletcher: 8 Claudio Yacob: 6 Craig Gardner: 6 James Morrison: 6 Rickie Lambert: 6 Substitutes Stephane Sessegnon: 7 Saido Berahino: 6 Callum McManaman: 5 STAR MAN Leon Britton: Only recalled in the closing weeks of Garry Monk’s reign and it is no exaggeration to say that had he been recalled sooner the former manager might still be in a job. The diminutive midfielder has been a revelation since his return and had a cool head here when others were losing theirs when the pressure was on. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Swansea’s early goal was at odds with much of what was to follow in an error-prone encounter. Ki Sung-yueng switched the ball from left to right and was rewarded for his willingness to get in the box after neat combination play between Angel Rangel, Wayne Routledge and Andre Ayew had opened up the Albion defence. The ball might have been bundled in after Rangel had struck the post but the goal was pure relief for Swansea. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Caretaker manager Alan Curtis stressed Swansea had to go back to basics to navigate their way out of trouble and the 61-year-old has certainly had a positive impact since stepping into the dug-out. At this rate he might even persuade chairman Huw Jenkins that he should stay in charge until the end of the season. Tony Pulis’ side applied plenty of pressure in the second half but the goals are not coming and Saido Berahino remains on the bench as Albion slip closer to relegation peril. MOAN OF THE MATCH West Brom substitute Callum McManaman was on the pitch for little more than 10 minutes but he provoked a free-for-all by outrageously diving in attempting to win a penalty. The game does not need that sort of thing and the winger was rightly booked for his actions. WHO’S UP NEXT? Crystal Palace v Swansea (Barclays Premier League, Monday December 28) West Brom v Newcastle (Barclays Premier League, Monday December 28)
A 23-year-old woman is behind bars after police say she left her 3-year-old daughter alone in a car for about three hours while she worked at a Lauderhill strip club.Manouchika Daniels, of Miami, faces one count of child neglect.According to an arrest report, a bystander called 911 around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning after the young girl was seen crying and roaming around the Vegas Cabaret parking lot.Police arrived on the scene and found the toddler who appeared to be confused and had no adult supervision.The little girl led police to a black Toyota Corolla vehicle which was turned off, police said.Police added that a window in the vehicle was slightly rolled down and that there were toys and a car seat in the back seat.Daniels approached the responding officers about 30 to 40 minutes later, identifying herself as the owner of the vehicle and the child’s mother, according to the report.The 3-year-old had been left sleeping in the car since around 11 p.m, according to police.Daniels was arrested and taken to Broward County jail where she remains on $5,000 bond as of Thursday afternoon.Daniel’s daughter was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.
…South Africa’s van Tonder and Sri Lanka’s Lakshan hit impressive centuries; Edwards and Mendis impress with fine all-round performancesA magnificent 180 runs opening wicket stand between captain Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra was the cornerstone of India’s thumping 100 runs victory over Australia in a battle of former champions on the second day of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 at the Bay Oval, Tauranga.In front of broadcast cameras, Shaw scored a fine 94 and Kalra contributed 86 as India rattled up an imposing 328 for seven in 50 overs. Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi then equally shared six wickets between them as Australia were bowled out for 228 in 42.5 overs with Jack Edwards following uphis four for 65 with a gutsy 73.Elsewhere, South Africa’s Raynard van Tonder hit a punishing 121-ball 143 to bat his side to an easy 189 runs victory over Kenya, while a brilliant century by Dhananjaya Lakshan (101 not out) and an impressive all-round performance by Kamindu Mendis (three for 35 and 74 not out) guided Sri Lanka to a convincing seven wickets victory over Ireland.Scores in brief:Group ASouth Africa beat Kenya by 189 runs, Lincoln No. 3, ChristchurchSouth Africa 341-7, 50 Overs (Raynard van Tonder 143, Jiveshan Pillay 62, Gerald Coetzee 36 not out; Jasraj Kundi 2-49, Jayant Mepani 2-60)Kenya 172-7, 50 Overs (Jasraj Kundi 41, Ankit Hirani 35 not out; Akhona Mnyaka 2-9, Kenan Smith 2-36)Player of the Match: Raynard van Tonder (South Africa)Group BIndia beat Australia by 100 runs, Bay Oval, TaurangaIndia 328-7, 50 overs (Prithvi Shaw 94, Manjot Kalra 86, Shubman Gill 63, Abhishek Sharma 23; Jack Edwards 4-65)Australia 228 all out, 42.5 overs (Jack Edwards 73, Baxtor Holt 39, Jonathan Merlo 38; Kamlesh Nagarkoti 3-29, Shivam Mavi 3-45)Player of the match: Prithvi Shaw (India)Group DSri Lanka beat Ireland by seven wickets, Cobham Oval, Whangarei (48 overs per side)Ireland 207-8, 48 overs (Jamie Grassi 75, Mark Donegan 36, Joshua Little 25; Kamindu Mendis 3-35)Sri Lanka 208-3, 37.3 overs (Dhananjaya Lakshan 101 not out, Kamindu Mendis 74 not out; Aaron Cawley 2-26)Player of the Match: Dhananjaya Lakshan (Sri Lanka)Today’s fixtures:Bangladesh v Canada, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch (Group C)England v Namibia, John Davis Oval, Queenstown (Group C)
Associated Press Golf returns to TV with charity skins matchUNDATED (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson headline a $3 million charity match on May 17 that marks the return of televised golf. They will be partners against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins match called “TaylorMade Driving Relief.” All the money goes to COVID-19 relief.McIlroy and Johnson will be playing for the American Nurses Foundation, while the Oklahoma State alumni team will be playing for the CDC Foundation.The match will be played at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida. It will be the club’s first event to be shown on TV.RAYS-BIVENS BOSTON (AP) — New Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo said on Monday that he is fully healthy and he will be ready for the season — if there is one.Verdugo has used the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic to rehab a stress fracture in his spine he already had when Boston acquired him from the Dodgers in the deal that sent Mookie Betts to Los Angeles on the eve of spring training. At the time, the Red Sox said he was not expected to break camp with the rest of the ballclub; Verdugo had said he may be ready “slightly after” opening day.Verdugo said he remained active at home after the Red Sox complex in Fort Myers, Florida, was shut down. But things have been easier since he was allowed to return to the ballpark last week, and he is now working out four days a week. Because of social distancing mandates, the only other player he has seen there is pitcher Chris Sale.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-LOUISVILLENCAA accuses Louisville basketball of recruiting violations — The Dallas Cowboys have made room for new backup quarterback Andy Dalton by waiving the player who sat behind Dak Prescott for most of the past three seasons. Cooper Rush saw mop-up duty in five games. Prescott hasn’t missed a game in his four seasons. Dalton, a former Cincinnati starter, is guaranteed at least $3 million in his one-year contract.— Former third-round pick Nazair Jones was one of four players waived by the Seattle Seahawks as the team reached its 90-man roster limit. Jones, running back Adam Choice, defensive tackle Shakir Soto and linebacker Pita Taumoepenu were all released Monday. Jones was the only one to have played in a game for Seattle.— The Chicago Bears have signed wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to a one-year contract. A 13-year veteran who has played in Super Bowls with San Francisco and Carolina, Ginn caught 30 passes for 421 yards and two touchdowns with New Orleans last season. He has 409 receptions for 5,702 yards and 33 touchdowns for Miami, San Francisco, Arizona, Carolina and New Orleans.MLB-RED SOX-VERDUGORed Sox OF Verdugo says he’ll be ready for start of season The athlete said his faith has helped him cope with the deaths.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Shula, who died Monday at age 90, won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history. Shula retired following the 1995 season with 347 wins, 173 losses and six ties, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.Shula became the only coach to guide an NFL team through a perfect season when the 1972 Dolphins went 17-0. Levy says Shula “was the winningest coach in the history of the league and did it by playing by the rules and honoring the game.”In other NFL news:— The NFL is moving its five games scheduled for London and Mexico City this season back to U.S. stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. All five regular-season games will be played at the stadiums of the host teams. Scheduled were two home games for the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London and two at Tottenham’s new facility, with the Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins as hosts. The Arizona Cardinals were to be the home team for the game at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Opponents had not been announced. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-OBIT-SHULAWinningest NFL coach Don Shula dead at 90MIAMI (AP) — Former Buffalo Bills coach Mark Levy, a longtime rival of Don Shula, says the late Miami Dolphins coach was “one of the great credits to the game that has ever been.” Rays minor leaguer talks about killings of 3 family membersDANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Blake Bivens says he learned through social media of the deaths of three family members last summer.Speaking publicly for what is believed to be the first time about the Aug. 28 deaths of wife Emily, 1-year-old son and mother-in-law Joan Bernard, Bivens on Sunday recalled details of traveling home to Keeling, Virginia, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he had been on a road trip with the Rays’ Double-A Montgomery affiliate.The 24-year-old pitcher’s brother-in-law, Matthew Bernard, was arrested, charged with three counts of murder and is awaiting trial.Bivens spoke for more than 30 minutes with interim senior pastor Travis Gore of The River Church during a conversation aired live on Facebook. NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole aren’t the only major leaguers with a big financial incentive to get back on the field.While they head a starry quartet that would take in more than $200,000 per game, 65 players would earn at least $100,000 each time their team wins or loses.That’s according to an Associated Press analysis of their contracts.Most rookies and those making the minimum would get nearly $3,500 each from a major league payroll of about $24 million per game. Clubs would benefit, too, with huge revenue streams flowing from regional sports networks and national broadcast contracts.GOLF-SEMINOLE MATCH LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA that accuses its men’s basketball program of committing a Level I violation with an improper recruiting offer and extra benefits and several Level II violations that accuse former Cardinals coach Rick Pitino of failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance.The notice is the completion of a nearly two-year NCAA investigation.Louisville acknowledged its involvement in federal corruption investigation of college basketball related to the recruitment of former player Brian Bowen II, which led to the ousters of Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich in October 2017.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALL SALARIESAP Exclusive: Trout, Cole top 65 to earn $100,000 per game May 4, 2020 Update on the latest in sports:
Share Related Articles Submit Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service August 20, 2020 Helen Venn – UKGCUpdating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is set to launch series of ‘Manchester workshops’ seeking to help ‘nationwide smaller licensed gambling operators’ improve responsibility, consumer safety and integrity standards.The workshops will be held at the Performance Spaces Central Library and will be further supported by Manchester City Council.The specialist programme will focus on ‘common compliance findings, tackling money laundering, and helping gamblers stay safe using multi-operator self-exclusion and local risk assessments.’The UKGC will open its workshop programme to smaller, resource-limited UK-licensed operators, competing within the arcade, bingo and betting sectors.Helen Venn, Executive Director Compliance and Licensing at the Gambling Commission, said: “Raising standards across the whole gambling industry is at the heart of our latest strategy to shape a well-regulated gambling market that works for consumers.“These workshops are a really important opportunity for us to engage with smaller operators on a face-to-face basis and to re-emphasise the importance of gambling businesses taking their anti-money laundering and social responsibility requirements seriously.”In a further September update, the UKGC has requested industry stakeholders to ‘voice their opinion’ on protecting children and keeping gambling fair and safe.The UKGC details that it proposing new directives which would see tougher ID and age verification on access to gambling portals and free-to-play content.The under-age safety consultation is currently open-to-response at https://consult.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/author/age-and-identity-verification/ Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon