SSEN Places Order with Hellenic Cables

first_imgCenergy Holdings subsidiary Hellenic Cables has won a contract from Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) for the supply of medium voltage subsea cables. The cables will replace older submarine cables connecting Scotland’s island communities.SSEN owns and operates the 11kV and 33kV subsea distribution network across the north of Scotland, with a combined cable length of 440 kilometres, and the company’s routine inspections have identified that a number of the cables connecting Scotland’s island communities are due for replacement by 2023.Under the contract, Hellenic Cables will supply approximately 90 kilometres of 11 kV and 33 kV composite submarine cables and associated accessories, including transition joints for connecting the power cores and optical units of the submarine cables to the network as well as submarine cable repair joints, which will be used for maintenance purposes.The cables will be manufactured at Hellenic Cables’ plant in Corinth, Greece, in the second half of 2020.last_img read more

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Iwobi, Ndidi, Others Handed Tricky EPL Opening Games

first_imgWatford will welcome Brighton & Hove with Isaac Success and Leon Balogun probably squaring off in one of the key battles of the contest.The first Super Sunday holds on 11 August as Newcastle United will host Alex Iwobi’s Arsenal at the King James’ Park.The following weekend specifically on August 17, Chelsea will host Leicester City parading Wilfred Ndidi at Stamford Bridge while Arsenal play hosts to Burnley at the Emirates.The first North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will be played at the Emirates on August 31.Same day Ademola Lookman’s Everton will come face to face with Wolverhampton Wanderers in a battle of teams that fought vigorously for a Europa League spot last season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Some Nigerian players in the English Premier League have been handed mouth-watering fixtures following the fixtures for the 2019/2020 season released  Thursday.The opening match gets underway on Friday, August 9 with Liverpool taking on promoted Norwich City.However, some players of Nigerian descent will start their season on Saturday, 10 August with Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester City hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers at the King Power stadium.last_img read more

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Dublin footballers start season off to a winning start

first_imgIn the Dr McKenna Cup in Ulster – Fermanagh defeated St Mary’s in Garvaghey and Antrim ran-out winners over QueensLater tonight, the Dublin hurlers will be in action in the first round of the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup.Their match was initially set to be held at Parnell Park, but the game is now set for Belfield, where throw-in is at 19:30 Two goals from Cormac Costello helped the All Ireland champions to a 3-24 to 2-08 win over IT Carlow in the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup.Wexford and Meath suffered losses at home to DCU and UCD respectively, but the big surprise of the night Louth’s nine-point win over their hosts Kildare in Hawkfield.There were also wins for Laois, Westmeath, DIT and Maynooth University.last_img read more

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Anomalies in Planetary Magnetic Fields

first_imgSomething is terribly wrong in the geodynamo theory for magnetic fields.As Cassini scientists admitted (NASA and JPL), Saturn’s magnetic field contradicts theory. There is almost zero difference between the spin access and its magnetic field axis. Theory requires some degree of difference to drive the dynamo assumed to create magnetic fields. This “surprising” fact remains unexplained after Cassini’s 13-year mission.Based on data collected by Cassini’s magnetometer instrument, Saturn’s magnetic field appears to be surprisingly well-aligned with the planet’s rotation axis. The tilt is much smaller than 0.06 degrees — which is the lower limit the spacecraft’s magnetometer data placed on the value prior to the start of the Grand Finale.This observation is at odds with scientists’ theoretical understanding of how magnetic fields are generated. Planetary magnetic fields are understood to require some degree of tilt to sustain currents flowing through the liquid metal deep inside the planets (in Saturn’s case, thought to be liquid metallic hydrogen). With no tilt, the currents would eventually subside and the field would disappear.Saturn is not the only planet with a magnetic problem.Geophysical Research Letters posted a paper, “The case against an early lunar dynamo powered by core convection.” The authors figure, “we determine herein that there is insufficient energy associated with core convection – the process commonly recognized to generate long-lived magnetic fields in planetary bodies – to sustain a lunar dynamo for the duration and intensities indicated.”Geophysical Research Letters also posted another anomaly, “Insufficient energy from MgO exsolution to power early geodynamo.” Notice the first sentence in the Abstract, and how the authors debunk a proposal to keep the dynamo going for the assumed age of the Earth:The origin of Earth’s ancient magnetic field is an outstanding problem. It has recently been proposed that exsolution of MgO from the core may provide sufficient energy to drive an early geodynamo. Here we present new experiments on Mg partitioning between iron-rich liquid and silicate/oxide melt. Our results indicate that Mg partitioning depends strongly on the oxygen content in iron-rich liquid, in contrast to previous finding that it depends only on temperature. Consequently, MgO exsolution during core cooling is drastically reduced and insufficient to drive an early geodynamo alone.At The Conversation, Christopher Davies titled his post, “Mysterious ‘geomagnetic spike’ 3,000 years ago challenges our understanding of the Earth’s interior.” This article mentions something important to know about magnetic field theories: “Most of our knowledge of the core derives from roughly the last 200 years, corresponding to the time when direct magnetic field measurements have been available.” Assuming anything about the magnetic field for 4.5 billion years, therefore, requires extrapolation of observations by 230,000 percent.This is another area where scientific papers differ sharply from what is told the public. TV programs and school textbooks make it seem like magnetic fields are all figured out. Real scientists sweat over theories that don’t work.A new book we will be announcing this weekend has a whole chapter on the problem of Earth’s magnetic field. Watch for it Sunday. (Visited 518 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Pride for Africa as Spain strike gold

first_img13 July 2010 Only 12 kilometres separate Spain from Africa at their closest point, and they were united in celebration at the finish of a 19th Fifa World Cup™ that sent a fault line of happiness stretching all the way from Bloemfontein to Barcelona. This was Africa’s first Fifa World Cup, and it will live in the memory as much for the spirit and smiles of the host nation as for the success of a Spain team who achieved their own first when Andres Iniesta’s 116th-minute winner against the Netherlands put them into the record books as the eighth country to capture football’s most prized crown. Spain’s concluding triumph in the magnificent “calabash” of Soccer City brought the curtain down on 31 days of football: 64 games at nine venues featuring 599 players from 32 teams who between them scored 145 goals. South Africa’s success the other defining story At the end of it all, Vicente del Bosque’s men held the trophy but South Africa’s success was the other defining story, the “Rainbow Nation” putting on a show of pride and purpose that gave a message of hope to an entire continent. The fact South Africa’s footballers became the first hosts to fall in the first round did nothing to damage the enthusiasm or dim the ubiquitous hum of the vuvuzelas. South Africa 2010 was a tournament not short on surprises, but European title-holders Spain overcame theirs – an opening loss to Switzerland – to win their remaining six matches, the last four all by a 1-0 scoreline.Spain, Holland No side has won the Fifa World Cup with fewer goals than Spain’s eight, but their football still caught the eye – not least the contributions of pass masters Xavi Hernandez and Iniesta, leading scorer David Villa, and Iker Casillas, beaten just twice and whose two one-on-one saves from Arjen Robben in the final underlined why he fully merited the adidas Golden Glove for best goalkeeper. For the Netherlands, the memories of South Africa will be mixed after they completed a hat-trick of final heartbreaks, adding to the defeats in 1974 and ’78. Bert van Marwijk’s Dutchmen won all six games en route to the final, and if this was a more pragmatic Netherlands than some of their forebears, their attacking players still shone in the 4-2-3-1 formation that was the vogue at these finals, Wesley Sneijder helping himself to five goals along the way.Germany Joachim Low’s Germany offered another success story, impressing the watching world with some scintillating counterattacking play when putting four goals past both England and Argentina before their charge ended with a repeat of their Uefa Euro 2008 final defeat by Spain. Bronze medallists as in 2006, they finished as the 16-goal top scorers, and their forward Thomas Muller took home the Hyundai Best Young Player prize together with the adidas Golden Boot – the latter reward for his five goals and three assists. Villa, Sneijder and Diego Forlan also managed five but failed to match Muller – who scored with every shot on target – for assists.Golden Ball The other big individual honour went to Forlan, who earned the adidas Golden Ball for his outstanding displays for the tournament’s biggest surprise package, Uruguay. Oscar Tabarez’s team returned to the semi-finals for the first time in 40 years, their traditional obduracy supplemented by the scoring expertise of Forlan, who arguably mastered the Jabulani better than anybody, and fellow striker Luis Suarez. Up to the quarter-finals, South America’s finest had threatened to steal the limelight. For the first time all five Conmebol sides advanced from the group stage, four as group winners. Chile, via some open, attractive football, ended a 48-year wait for a finals victory en route to a runners-up spot behind Spain in their section. Maradona’s dreams disintegrate Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay all then marched on to the last eight – a first for the Paraguayans. Argentina’s front men looked formidable, but Diego Maradona’s dreams of another world title disintegrated against Germany. Brazil’s hopes unravelled in a nightmarish second half against the Dutch that left the 2014 hosts to mull over a second consecutive quarter-final reverse. The day the Oranje fought back to down Dunga’s men was arguably the most dramatic, given what unfolded subsequently at Soccer City between Uruguay and Ghana. The Black Stars were a crossbar’s width from becoming Africa’s first semi-finalists; instead Asamoah Gyan’s spot-kick in the last minute of extra time bounced off the woodwork and behind. Gyan converted his next attempt in the shoot-out that followed but Uruguay prevailed.African disappointment Ghana’s run – which included wins over Serbia and USA – provided the high point of African achievement. There was disappointment when Carlos Alberto Parreira’s hosts bowed out despite a victory over France, edged out on goal difference by Mexico. Yet Bafana Bafana could hold their heads high and delivered one of the goals of the tournament with its very first – Siphiwe Tshabalala’s searing left-foot strike against Mexico. Cote d’Ivoire also crashed out with four points, but there were fewer consolations for Africa’s other representatives, Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria all finishing bottom of their groups.USA, Slovakia, Mexico … There was plenty of other drama – a big slice of it served up by USA, who retrieved a two-goal deficit against Slovenia, then booked a last-16 place as pool winners when Landon Donovan lashed in a last-gasp winner against Algeria. Slovakia’s 3-2 win over Italy was another highlight of the group-stage denouement, Robert Vittek’s double helping dump the holders out and send Vladimir Weiss’s men through to the last 16 on their first appearance since independence. Credit is due elsewhere too. Mexico showcased some exciting young talents as they reached the round of 16 for the fifth finals running. Japan and Korea Republic both advanced for the first time on foreign soil. The minnows of New Zealand, in their first finals since 1982, were the only team to leave South Africa undefeated. Greece and Slovenia recorded their first Fifa World Cup wins. Paul the German octopus supplied an amusing sub-plot with his successful predictions. The most notable disappointments came from Europe, meanwhile. Italy and a squabbling France side, the two finalists in 2006, each exited with their group’s wooden spoon and without a single win between them. England suffered their heaviest Fifa World Cup defeat in crashing out with 4-1 loss to Germany. Europe eventually gave us the winners – for the first time on another continent – although Africa could celebrate too. And arguably nobody more than Nelson Mandela, who delighted the Soccer City crowd with his appearance before the final. As Fifa president Sepp Blatter said of the man who played such a pivotal role in creating the modern South Africa: “This World Cup had a special momentum, linked with a history of freedom and the history of one man.” Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

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Join us in 2020 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of geocaching

first_img SharePrint RelatedLog your Will Attend for the Geocaching 20th Anniversary CelebrationJune 24, 2019In “Community”2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”Celebrate 20 years of geocaching at Community Celebration EventsDecember 3, 2019In “Community” We’re commemorating the 20th anniversary of geocaching with an awesome party in Seattle!What: Geocaching 20th Anniversary CelebrationWhen: Saturday, August 15, 2020Where: Seattle Center in Seattle, WAWe will have many more details to share (including a cache page) in the coming weeks and months. For now, we’re sharing the date so you can mark your calendar.If traveling to the Pacific Northwest for the Geocaching HQ Celebration, check out two other big events happening around the same time:Going APE 2020 is scheduled for August 16, 2020 near Snoqualmie Pass, east of Seattle. (Cache page not yet available.)GeoWoodstock XVIII (GC86VDF) is on August 22, 2020 in Abbotsford, British Columbia.For those who can’t visit Seattle for the Geocaching HQ Celebration, we’re working on details for community celebration events to mark the 20th anniversary. More information to come!We can’t wait to celebrate with you in 2020!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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U.P. ATS arrests Maoist in Bareilly

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad on Wednesday arrested a suspected Maoist who carried a reward of ₹50,000 on his head from outside the Bareilly railway station, a senior police officer said.‘Inputs from activist’The ATS claimed that the suspect, Kheem Singh Bora, was nabbed on the inputs of Manish Srivastava, an activist and professional translator, who, along with his wife Anita Srivastava, was recently arrested from Bhopal for alleged Maoist links.Bora was arrested while travelling to Dhanbad to meet his associates, said Additional Director General, ATS, Aseem Arun.A .315-bore countrymade pistol with five live cartridges, literature (yet to be legally examined), a pen drive and a jungle survival kit, including a folding knife, wire cutter, mosquito repellent cream, lighter, umbrella and a hand fan, were recovered from him, said the police.Bora is allegedly known by several other aliases — Krishna, Prakash, Rajan, Prabhakar and Vijayprahrum.A resident of Almora district of Uttarakhand, Bora was an active member of the banned Maoist Communist Centre of India since 2003 and even participated in a weapons training camp in the forests of Nainital in 2004, the police said.Charges under UAPABora faces four FIRs in Uttarakhand, including sedition, criminal conspiracy and under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. From 1983 to 2003, he was active in various farmers’ and students’ movements before becoming the secretary of the zonal committee of the 3 USAC (Uttar Bihar-Uttar Pradesh-Uttarakhand Special Area Committee) of CPI (Maoist) in 2006.Mr. Arun said Bora’s task was to propagate the Maoist ideology and recruit members from among farmers, youths, students and labourers.Other charges against him include defacing walls in Uttarakhand with writings and posters on prohibition, jobs and migration, as well as his call for boycott of the State Assembly elections in 2012 and Lok Sabha election in 2014.Bhopal arrests The Srivastavas were arrested from their residence in Shahpur area of Bhopal earlier this month. They were accused of living in the city “using false identities and documents”. The police are examining the literature and other materials recovered from them.last_img read more

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Calendar of events

first_imgApril 15, 2011: Relish a new pasta menu at The Beach Shack, 104, Palm Spring, Link Road, Malad. April 16, 2011: Go for the organic food fest called Farmers Market at Turf Club from 3 p.m. to 9p.m. April 17, 2011: Solo exhibition by artist Jitish Kallat titled Stations of,April 15, 2011: Relish a new pasta menu at The Beach Shack, 104, Palm Spring, Link Road, Malad.April 16, 2011: Go for the organic food fest called Farmers Market at Turf Club from 3 p.m. to 9p.m. April 17, 2011: Solo exhibition by artist Jitish Kallat titled Stations of a Pause at Queens Mansion, G.T. Marg, Fort.April 18, 2011: This summer experience true Goan five-star hospitality at Kenilworth Beach Resort and Spa.April 19, 2011: Bag fabulous deals at the shopping Bazaar at world Trade Centre, Hall 1, Cuffe Parade from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m..April 20, 2011: Beauty pagent Glamour Face 2011 to be held at TM Studio, Kharghar from 5 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.April 21, 2011: Valhalla presents new seasonal menu comprsing contemporary choice of World cuisine with Asian and Mediterranean dishes. April 22, 2011: Learn how to set up your own business in 56 hours at Mumbai start up camp at HQ (Headquarters), Colaba.April 24, 2011: Suhas Roy’s paintings titled Beyond Radha at Hacienda Art Gallery, Great Western Building, Kala Ghoda. April 26, 2011: Project 88 presents installations by Zuleikha Chaudhari titled Propositions: On Text and Space 11 at BMP Building, Colaba.April 28, 2011: Splurge at the summer shopping festival at Hotel Tulip Star, Juhu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 30, 2011: Savour eastern flavours with a set lunch menu comprsing Japanese dishes at Fenix, The Oberoi from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.May 2, 2011: Attend a workshop on effective parenting at Andheri-512 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.May 3, 2011: Escapades adventure trips organises an adventure camp to Matheran for children between 7-16 years. Cost: Rs 4,500 per child.May 4, 2011: India International Hospitality fair at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, 10 a.m. onwards.May 6, 2011: India International Sign Show 2011 on latest developments in electronic and print media at Bombay Exhibition Centre.May 7, 2011: PALM India Expo 2011 on professional audio, music production, FM Radio and live sound at Bombay Exhibition Centre.May 8, 2011: Aayush presents health, beauty, fitness and sports expo at Bombay Exhibition Centre.May 9, 2011: Mumbai Cafe to host final screening of the Def Poetry Jam, 9:30 p.m. onwards. May 11, 2011: Summer camp for children between 8 to 12 years at Saifee Hospital, Charni Road. Cost: Rs 1,000 per child.May 12, 2011: Attend the Sleep Event 2011, a two-day conference on architecture and design, at The Western Mumbai Garden Centre.May 13, 2011: Summer smoothie festival at Gostana, Bandra. Get any smoothie with a burger for just fifty bucks.advertisementlast_img read more

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Ottawa wants controversial Canadian border post put on US soil US embassy

first_imgBy Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsOTTAWA-The Conservative government has asked the U.S. to allow the placement of a Canadian border post on American soil, according to a U.S. embassy cable recently released by WikiLeaks, giving the clearest indication to date that Ottawa has decided to permanently shutter its customs office on Akwesasne Mohawk territory.The Canada Border Services Agency pulled its guards and officials from the customs office on Cornwall Island on May 31, 2009. The decision came after the Akwesasne community said they would not allow the scheduled arming of border guards the following day. The situation shut down the Canada-U.S. border crossing, which sits between about 120 kilometres west of Montreal for more than a month, for six weeks.During the shut-down, former public safety minister Peter Van Loan told U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson that Canada wanted to move its border post to New York State, according to a cable from the U.S. embassy in Ottawa dated June 10, 2009.“Van Loan raised Canada’s strong desire for a unique shared port of entry on U.S. soil to replace Canada’s Cornwall Island crossing on Akwesasne Mohawk territory,” said the cable, titled, Ambassador Begins Meeting Canadian Leaders. “Van Loan acknowledged that it was a “big ask” and that he and (Department of Homeland Security) Secretary (Janet) Napolitano would be discussing it again in November.”The cableDownload (PDF, Unknown)The Canada-U.S. border line cuts through the St. Lawrence River off the south-side shore of Cornwall Island.Akwesasne straddles the Quebec-Ontario-New York State borders.The CBSA has since set up a make-shift border post at the foot of the bridge linking Cornwall, Ont., and Cornwall Island, which sits on the St. Lawrence River. The federal government has so far refused to reveal what their long-term plans are for the border crossing.The Canadian government drew public criticism from federal U.S. politicians during the border-crossing shut down which impacted the northern New York State economy. U.S. Democratic Senator Charles Schumer called the decision to shut the border “short-sighted.”U.S. embassy officials in Ottawa also criticized the Canadian government for mishandling the ongoing issues in and around Akwesasne in general, according to a second cable sent from the U.S. embassy in Ottawa a month later.“Canada has so far failed to devise a lasting resolution of the CBSA/Akwesasne dispute, sidestepping the key issues of sovereignty and effective law enforcement,” said the cable, dated July 30, 2009.  “The sensitive file appears still to lack an integrated government response, as well as some tough political choices that could potentially alienate either the larger Canadian public, or the First Nations.”The cable also noted comments by Akwesasne Grand Chief Mike Mitchell who said on July 21that the removal of the border post “was the first step in creating a form of Mohawk sovereignty.”Mitchell, according to the cable, said that the next step was to draw the international border around Mohawk territory.Indian Affairs officials, however, downplayed the comments to U.S. officials, saying that while Mitchell’s career had been marked by a “continuous and aggressive pursuit” of sovereignty, he was prone to “certain rhetorical flourish,” the cable said. The Indian Affairs officials also said no one should be “rattled by his declarations,”The cable goes on to state that Indian Affairs officials believed Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo’s election that summer would have no impact on the status-quo.“(Indian Affairs) officials predicted that the AFN would continue to focus on poverty alleviation and economic development, rather than sovereignty,” the cable [email protected]last_img read more

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