GE’s PCB dumping was legal at the time

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The Dec. 16 editorial concerning GE cleanup of the Hudson, neglects the fact that they put this stuff in the river while under full compliance of the law at the time.No wonder manufacturing jobs in New York are disappearing.Bruce DuxburyBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGuilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league losslast_img

Alpha Offshore Taking Care of Turbine Blades at Egmond aan Zee OWF

first_imgAlpha Offshore Service is carrying out repair works on some 80 blades of the 44-metre Vestas V90 3MW turbines at the Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) in the Netherlands, after the company signed a contract with NoordzeeWind, a joint venture between Nuon (Vattenfall) and Shell.Photo courtesy of Nuon, Jorrit Lousberg.Alpha Offshore, a Sparrows Group company, started repairing blades in May and will continue the campaign during the summer months, with all materials necessary provided by the servicing company itself.The scope of work depends on the requirement of each blade, and could include tip replacement, laminate repairs, lightning damage and leading edge protection systems upgrades.To undertake the repair work, Alpha Offshore’s team will be using a variety of methods such as rope access and sky climber to safely and efficiently reach the blades. In addition to completing repairs, the team will be project managing the work, preparing risk assessment and method statements and completing reporting.“Due to the harsh environments the offshore turbines operate in strong maintenance and repair strategies are vital to ensure integrity. As a specialist in blade inspection and repair, Alpha Offshore has carried out more than 1000 blade repair projects to date,” said Mikkel Lund, chief executive officer at Alpha Offshore. “Our breadth of experience enables us to effectively address the issues faced by windfarm operators and by undertaking this repair work we can ensure the safety and integrity of operations at OWEZ.”OWEZ, the first large wind farm built in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, comprises 36 Vestas 3MW turbines and has been operational since 2006, generating enough electricity to supply 100,000 houses.last_img read more

NBA 2020 MVP Odds: Antetokounmpo leads the way in the MVP race

first_imgLast Updated: 1st November, 2019 15:59 IST NBA 2020 MVP Odds: Antetokounmpo Leads The Way In The MVP Race 2018-19 NBA MVP winner Giannis Antetokounmpo started the season as the favourite for the 2020 NBA MVP award. Steph Curry drops down, owing to his hand injury. Colin DCunha SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | NBA Oct 31 Highlights: Embiid–KAT Feud, Stephen Curry InjuredNBA MVP 2020: Curry out, AD in? Two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry, meanwhile, has seen his odds plummet in recent weeks. Curry, who is the only player to have been unanimously selected as MVP in the history of the NBA, entered the 2019-20 season as the second favourite. However, the Warriors star sustained a fracture in his left hand during the Warriors’ 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns. His injury, coupled with the Warriors’ unfortunate start to the season means that the two-time MVP faces tough odds in the MVP running this time.Also Read | NBA: Golden State Warriors Shift Base To Chase Center For New SeasonSteph Curry’s drop is Anthony Davis’ win. The former Pelicans star led the Lakers’ 120-91 rout of the Grizzlies. His 40-point display against the Grizzlies means that the MVP chants for the towering Lakers star will grow louder as the season progresses. Also Read | NBA: San Antonio Spurs Vs LA Clippers Result And Player Ratings Giannis Antetokounmpo, also known as the “Greek Freak”, opened as the MVP frontrunner way back in July 2019. After the month of October, the Milwaukee Bucks power forward is still going strong in the running for the NBA MVP 2020. Antetokounmpo’s odds are rather surprising, given that the towering Greek has failed to replicate his scoring numbers from last season. The Bucks are also experiencing somewhat of a downturn, which could mean that they might struggle to maintain the momentum required to replicate their 60-win pace from last season.Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns surprisingly had distant odds during the beginning. The Dominican has been on a rampage for the Timberwolves this season. Given that Towns is currently averaging 27.3 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 53 percent on over eight 3-point attempts per game, his distant odds of 100-1 has perplexed NBA fans this season.Also Read | NBA Players And Fans React To Stephen Curry’s Injury On TwitterNBA MVP 2020: Giannis Antetokounmpo, the favouritePrior to the start of the NBA 2019-20 season, Giannis Antetokounmpo stood among the favourites to retain the NBA MVP award, having secured his first title in the 2018-19 season. The list of favourites saw Antetokounmpo followed by James Harden, LA Clippers’ new signing Kawhi Leonard, Warriors’ star Steph Curry and the Lakers’ duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Just like Karl-Anthony Towns, Pascal Siakam was another of those touted as long shots for the 2020 MVP. However, after impressing in the opening week, the Raptors’ power forward now ranks fifth in the NBA at scoring at 28 points per game. This is a significant improvement from last season when he averaged 16.9. First Published: 1st November, 2019 15:59 IST FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA: Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki gets street named after him Written By 10 months ago NBA players and fans react to Stephen Curry’s injury on Twitter LIVE TV 10 months ago NBA Oct 31 Highlights: Embiid–KAT feud, Stephen Curry injured 10 months ago NBA: Watch James Harden drop 59 points in Rockets’ win over Wizards COMMENT 10 months ago NBA: Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns brawl on court & social medialast_img read more

Ghana welcomed as full member union of World Rugby

first_imgWorld Rugby Council has approved the application by the Ghana Rugby Football Union as a full member union, bringing the total number to 104 full members and 17 associates.The union became an associate member of World Rugby in April 2004 and is a full member of Rugby Africa, the regional association. The union actively partakes in regional activities and participates in a range of Rugby Africa tournaments. It is recognised by its National Olympic Committee and fulfils World Rugby’s full membership criteria. The union runs a national 15-a-side team and, in total, has 10 teams participating in a domestic 15-a-side league with more than 900 registered adult male players, 82 adult female players and more than 1,000 youth players. The application was supported by the World Rugby Executive Committee, Rugby Africa and World Rugby’s Rugby Services Manager (Africa).World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Ghana as a full member of World Rugby. These are very exciting times for our sport with unprecedented growth and interest around the world. With today’s announcement, we look forward to a strong, well-organised game in Ghana and we are glad that the union is now ready to join the global rugby family as a full member and continue its work growing the game in Africa.”Rugby Afrique Chairman Abdelaziz Bougja added: “We are delighted that Ghana has been admitted as a full member of World Rugby. It reflects the fact that rugby is on the rise in Africa, as it is all over the world. Indeed, Africa has seen huge growth of late particularly among the youth and through the Get Into Rugby programme and we are working hard to make sure that upward trend continues.  “Our sport is an inspiration to millions of people around the world and in Africa we are reaching out to attract more players, coaches, referees, administrators, sponsors and fans so that the game’s character-building values can continue to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to congratulate the Ghana union on this achievement and pledge our ongoing support as rugby continues to develop there.”As is always the case, this decision is subject to a review being conducted within 24 months in order to confirm that the union has progressed and is worthy of retaining its full member statuslast_img read more