Orsted continues onshore expansion in U.S with 367MW Western Trail wind project in Texas

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews.biz:Orsted has taken a final investment decision on the 367MW Western Trail wind project in Texas. The project, located near Orsted’s Lockett wind project, is slated to reach commercial operation in 2021. The wind farm will supply power in the ERCOT wholesale power market in Texas.Orsted has also completed the 103MW Willow Creek wind farm in the US state of South Dakota. The wind farm, in Butte County, is the second Orsted asset in the Southwest Power Pool territory.Together Western Trail and Willow Creek add 470MW to Orsted’s US onshore wind portfolio.Willow Creek will generate new property tax revenue that can support local services and provide support to project landowners, who will receive long-term rental income by hosting the turbines.BHE Renewables, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, provided tax equity for Willow Creek as part of a portfolio with the 230MW Plum Creek project in Nebraska, which was commissioned in June this year.With the completion of Willow Creek and addition of Western Trail Wind, Orsted’s onshore business now has 2.7GW in operation and under construction.More: Orsted on the road at 367MW Western Trail Orsted continues onshore expansion in U.S with 367MW Western Trail wind project in Texaslast_img read more

Authorities arrest Corning woman for murder of 100-year-old man

first_imgThey say McKay was processed and taken to the Steuben County Jail to await arraignment on Sunday. The police department says that McKay reportedly attacked Early and hit him in the head with a hammer. They say that once authorities got Early to the hospital, he was pronounced dead. This has been a joint investigation by the Corning Police Department, New York State Police, Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office. The investigation is ongoing. The City of Corning Police Department says 51-year-old Brenda Lee McKay of the City of Corning was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree. Police say 100-year-old Gerald Early of the City of Corning was found unconscious in his home with severe head trauma. Early was taken by helicopter to the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. (WBNG) — Authorities arrested an individual in connection to an investigation of the death of a man on Saturday.last_img read more

Man suspected of killing wife, three children in Australia car fire

first_imgAn ex-rugby league player is suspected of killing his three children and estranged wife by setting fire to their car, in what Australian police described as one of the most horrific incidents they have encountered.Police said a 31-year-old woman, named by local media as Hannah Baxter, died in a Brisbane hospital on Wednesday just hours after her three children aged three, four and six were found dead in the burned car on a suburban street.Her estranged husband, Rowan Baxter, who also died, allegedly approached the car and doused it with petrol before setting it alight, The Australian newspaper reported. The paper said that she jumped from the burning car and rolled on the ground, saying “He’s poured petrol on me”.Officials said she was rushed to hospital with severe burns following the “horrific” incident but later succumbed to her injuries.Public broadcaster ABC reported Baxter, a 42-year-old former Rugby League player for the New Zealand Warriors, was in the burning vehicle but got out and died on the footpath.Other reports said he died of a self-inflicted knife wound.  The tragedy led to an outpouring of grief on social media, with many calling for stronger action to address domestic violence. Natasha Stott Despoja, a former senator and chair of anti-violence group Our Watch, called violence against women in Australia a “national emergency”.”I know people want change, people are angry & sad today,” she tweeted. “How long before we stop this slaughter in our suburbs?”Police are treating the area in Brisbane’s inner east where the incident occurred as a crime scene but said it was too early to speculate on the cause of the fire.”How the fire actually occurred has not been ascertained at the moment,” Queensland Police detective inspector Mark Thompson said Wednesday.”For us to call it a murder-suicide or a tragic accident, it’s inappropriate for us to try to do that.””I’ve seen some horrific scenes. This is up there,” Thompson said.A passer-by who tried to intervene in the situation was also taken to hospital to be treated for facial burns, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said.”Somebody did step in to try and help that was close by,” he told reporters at the scene.”He was treated for some minor burns to his upper body. They’re not life-threatening.”The emergency services who responded to the scene have been stood down from their duties and will receive support, he added.Topics :last_img read more

New coronavirus cases in Hong Kong raise concerns of local cluster

first_imgA cluster of nine coronavirus cases raised concerns in Hong Kong over renewed local transmission in a city that has been one of the most successful in keeping the pandemic under control.The first two cases in the cluster – a husband and wife – were confirmed on Sunday. Since then four neighbors, two of the wife’s work colleagues, and a fire department medical officer who had sent the woman to hospital have been confirmed to have been infected. None had been abroad recently.”We are very concerned about this cluster of nine,” Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told her weekly news conference on Tuesday, before an executive council meeting. The infected woman is a night-shift worker at a Kerry Logistics warehouse, where she labels food items imported from Britain, local media reported.The government was expected to extend a ban on group gatherings larger than eight later on Tuesday. It was due to expire at the end of Thursday, and has been extended several times for two-week periods.The limits on the size of gatherings prompted police to reject for the first time an application of the annual vigil tens of thousands of Hong Kong people traditionally hold in a downtown park to commemorate pro-democracy protesters killed in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 31 years ago.A further extension is also likely to thwart plans for legally organizing anniversary marches of the anti-government protests that started in June last year and resumed recently after Beijing announced plans to impose national security laws on Hong Kong.Lam has repeatedly said health measures had no political motive. On Tuesday, she said they were not about “taking away people’s freedom,” but about protecting people, adding that public health was “also part of national security.”As of Monday, Hong Kong had reported 1,088 coronavirus cases and four deaths.  Topics :last_img read more

Modi wishes Trump quick recovery from coronavirus

first_imgIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Donald Trump a quick recovery on Friday after the US president revealed he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.”Wishing my friend @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS a quick recovery and good health,” Modi said on Twitter.Trump, 74, first announced on Twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump, 50, had tested positive for the virus. “We will get through this TOGETHER!” he wrote.The extraordinary setback for Trump had immediate political consequences just 31 days before election day, forcing him to cancel campaign trips and adding new volatility to a contest already steeped in tension.Trump’s challenger, Democrat Joe Biden, is well ahead in the polls and has made criticism of the Republican’s handling of the coronavirus — and frequent downplaying of the pandemic’s seriousness — a key issue.Trump, in response, has been betting on an evermore aggressive schedule of campaign rallies around the country. The events, which he says prove his true political strength, bring together thousands of people, often without masks and sometimes in contravention of local rules.That strategy is now in doubt, with the White House immediately canceling a planned campaign rally in the crucial swing state of Florida later Friday.It looked certain that Trump would have to cancel a trip scheduled for this weekend in Wisconsin, another battleground. He had also been expected to travel frequently next week, including longer distances to western states.Topics : “We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump wrote.The Indian and US leaders appear to enjoy warm relations, with Modi hosting Trump at a huge US-style rally in his home state of Gujarat in February.In September 2019 Trump and the Indian premier attended a similar event in Houston, Texas dubbed “Howdy Modi” in front of a huge crowd of Indian Americans.Trump first announced on Twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump, 50, had tested positive for the virus.last_img read more

Magistrate fines two men $1000 each for carrying offensive weapons

first_imgLocalNews Magistrate fines two men $1000 each for carrying offensive weapons by: – January 6, 2012 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 5 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comMagistrate Candia Carette-George fined two men of Soufriere $1000.00 each for carrying offensive weapon; to wit a stone, at the Magistrate’s Court in Roseau on Thursday.Donan Jervier and Hugh Tavernier of Soufriere were jointly charged for fighting on the public road and carrying an offensive weapon. Jervier pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct charge and guilty to carrying an offensive weapon charge while Tavernier pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charge but not guilty to carrying an offensive weapon charge.Police Prosecutor Sergeant Toussaint who presented the facts to the Court said that on 31st December, 2011 about 3am a civilian called the Soufriere Police Station to report that there was a fight on the main road. Constable Jervier M. responded to the report in his private vehicle alone and met the Defendants each with a stone in their hands quarrelling. The officer took the stones from the Defendants, placed them in his car and questioned them as to what they were doing. They both ignored the officer and ran in search of more stones. The officer then called the Pointe Michel Police Station to assist him, but by the time the other officers arrived, Tavernier had already left the scene and Jervier was taken to the Soufriere Police Station. When cautioned, Jervier replied, ‘What can I say? I misbehave for true I had a stone’. Constable Jervier M. saw Donan Jervier the following morning and cautioned him to which he replied, ‘Well officer, I had to get the stone to defend myself.’ They were both granted bail and the prosecutor informed that neither of them had previous convictions. When asked to make a plea in mitigation for himself, Tavernier explained to the Magistrate that there was an altercation between himself and Jervier but that someone separated them. After which he left and went to point B but Jervier continued discussing the problem with his girlfriend and the same individual who separated them earlier told him to ‘cool out’, that enraged Jervier and he supposedly ‘jumped on the guy’. Tavernier further explained that he saw people running towards the area where Jervier was standing and he also moved towards that area to see what was taking place. Jervier however explained to the Magistrate that he was not in a fight with Tavernier but in a war of words as there was no physical contact. He said after the trouble between himself and Jervier he was speaking to his girlfriend when the guy who separated the earlier confrontation between him and Tavernier ‘jumped’ on him as his mother was holding him and taking him home. “Honestly, Your Worship, that got me upset” because the guy “tossed his mother” and so he went for two stones. He also said he is surprised that the other guy was not brought to Court as he was the one whom he fought with and that he and Tavernier did not fight, they only quarreled. Magistrate Candia Carette-George told the Defendants that she will give them credit for pleading guilty and that they did not waste the Court’s time and that they are first time offenders therefore a custodial sentence would not be imposed. She however admonished them not to allow their emotions and anger to get the better of them, that they must learn to control their anger and calm themselves down when they are faced with these kinds of situations.The magistrate however ordered them to pay a fine of $1000.00 each on or before the 29th of February, 2012 or in default spend three (3) months imprisonment so as to remind them not to come back to the Court. The prosecution did not offer any evidence against the Defendants on the disorderly conduct charge therefore it was struck off for want of prosecution. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Legislative Breakfast planned in Decatur County

first_imgGreensburg, In. — A Legislative Breakfast will be held Saturday, April 6 at the Decatur County REMC. The doors open at 7:45 a.m. and the program will begin at 8 a.m.Local Lawmakers, Republican state representatives Randy Frye from Greensburg, Cindy Zeimke from Batesville and Republican senators Chip Perfect and Jean Leising.Lawmakers will be given10 minutes to state their views and plans for the current session that will be followed by questions from constituents. The event is scheduled to conclude by 9:15 a.m.This is a free event for the public.last_img

The Latest: Barcelona reduces player salaries amid pandemic

first_imgBarcelona says its executive board has decided to temporarily suspend player contracts. That produces a “proportional reduction of the remuneration provided for in the respective contracts.”The players’ contracts will remain intact during the job suspension.Employers in Spain are allowed to reduce labor costs while guaranteeing that workers will return to their jobs once conditions improve.The club says it has not decided by how much the salaries will be lowered.___ A Russia-based basketball league with teams in five countries has abandoned its season without declaring a champion because of the coronavirus outbreak.VTB United League CEO Ilona Korstin says it’s not appropriate to continue the season “in the current situation when borders are closed, teams can’t train at basketball arenas and clubs have to allow foreign players to go home.”Korstin says the league will start preparing for the 2020-21 season.Russian club BC Khimki was leading the league with an 18-1 record when it was suspended.___ The Latest: Barcelona reduces player salaries amid pandemic Associated Press March 27, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Spanish soccer club Barcelona says it will reduce the salaries of its players amid the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

It’s finally home!

first_imgEngland seal world cup(ESPNCricinfo) – IT was never going to be easy, was it? Two teams without a World Cup title between them in 44 years of the men’s competition. After 100 overs, the last couple of which contained almost as much drama as a few previous finals in their entirety, nothing could separate England and New Zealand. For the first time in World Cup history, a Super Over was required to determine the winner.Asked to score 16 from six balls, Jimmy Neesham struck Jofra Archer’s second legitimate delivery way back into the Mound Stand, making it seven needed from four.A brace of twos followed, before Archer’s bumper took Neesham off strike.Martin Guptill, at the end of a tournament of personal trial, asked to hit two more otherwise England would take the trophy on boundaries scored.Archer found a yorker, Guptill found deep midwicket and Jason Roy’s throw found Guptill short; Jos Buttler completed a full-length stumping to end all those years of hurt and an afternoon of exquisite agony.England had only got close in their chase thanks to Buttler and Ben Stokes, whose 110-run stand lifted the home nation from peril at 86 for 4. The pair walked out again to scramble 15 from an over of Trent Boult: pressure back on New Zealand.They responded by sending out Neesham, a man who not so long ago was contemplating quitting the game, to face Archer, in his 14th ODI. Only one man could finish a hero.That said, there were heroes aplenty on both sides.For the second game in succession, New Zealand put up a score in the region of 240 and defended it with every fibre of their Blackcapped beings.Just when they appeared to have the game won, a man born in Christchurch ripped it from their hands, in a manner at once extraordinary and unbelievable.Stokes finished unbeaten on 89, though like Guptil he too could not manage a two from the final ball of England’s innings to win the game in regulation time.New Zealand had gone into the final over believing that the trophy was in their grasp. England needed 15, Stokes carrying a country’s hopes – not to mention the almost unbearable weight of history – on his shoulders.The first two balls bowled by Boult were dots, before Stokes mowed the third for six into the crowd at midwicket. Then came an intervention that was either cruel or miraculous, depending on your perspective.Stokes, diving for his ground as he attempted to complete a second run, diverted Guptill’s throw off his bat – inadvertantly – past wicketkeeper Tom Latham and away to the rope for four more.Stokes immediately held up his hand in apology, but with no sign that he had changed the course of his run to intercept the throw, it went down as a second consecutive six.That left England needing three from two, though Boult kept his cool to twice run out the non-striker coming back for a second and send the game into a Super Over.The previous over, something almost extraordinary had occurred: having caught Stokes on the boundary at wide long-on, Boult stepped on the rope before he could relay the ball back in to Guptill.Instead of Stokes departing for 63, with England needing 22 off eight and Nos. 9 and 10 at the crease, he was granted another shot at redemption. Instead of Kolkata Part II, this was to become his finest hour, Stokes ultimately crowned man of the match after leading England to victory in a World Cup final at the fourth time of asking.There is a new name on the World Cup, then, but they didn’t half keep the engravers waiting.England had built towards this competition for four years, planned for it, yearned for it – and when the moment came, the outburst was rapturous. Staid and stuffy Lord’s had become a cauldron of emotion long before that last passage of play.New Zealand deserved better than to play the fall guys again.Their captain, Kane Williamson, orchestrated his men in the field to squeeze England’s chase until it became unbearable.last_img read more