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Forty-three British companies doing business in wind and marine energy sectors closed 445 deals for 434 projects across the globe and exported goods and services to 44 countries in 2017, with Germany being the leading market, according to RenewableUK’s latest report Export Nation. RenewableUK’s report, released after a survey carried out with the 43 companies as an illustrative sample, demonstrates the global success of UK-based companies working in the onshore and offshore wind, wave and tidal energy industries, the UK organisation said.The contracts were worth up to GBP 7.5 million each, with some companies earning GBP 20 million overall from their wind and marine energy exports last year.RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Hugh McNeal said: “It’s great to see that UK companies are winning multi-million pound contracts to work on wind and marine energy projects on all seven continents. We are an outward-looking sector, increasingly export-led, securing new deals worldwide.”UK companies delivered contracts ranging from exporting small onshore wind turbines, providing 80-metre blades and cables for offshore wind farms, to exporting expertise by providing consultants for foreign projects.After Germany as the top export destination in 2017, these companies delivered their goods and/or services to, in order of importance: the USA, France, Denmark, China, the Netherlands, Ireland, Taiwan, Belgium and Japan, with other significant markets being Australia, Singapore and South Korea.We are working with the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to secure continued growth in the industries we represent. Globally, the renewable energy market is worth over $300bn a year; in 2017 we saw investment in renewables reach $333.5 billion, bringing cumulative global investment since 2010 to $2.5 trillion.As the UK leaves the European Union, we must ensure that we seize export opportunities for our businesses in global growth sectors such as renewable energy.“The global renewable energy market is now worth over $300 billion a year. Making the most of our international trading opportunities in clean energy will help us to grow British industry and boost the future prosperity of the UK economy,” McNeal said.
But during last week’s debates, the senators have agreed to the December 2022 schedule, finding the five-year extension of office on current village and youth leaders too long. With 21 affirmative votes, zero negative votes and no abstentions, the Senate approved on final reading Senate Bill No. 1043 seeking to postpone the barangay and SK polls from May 2020 to Dec. 5, 2022. MANILA – The Senate has unanimouslyapproved a bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK)elections. If signed into law, it will be the third time that the barangay and SK elections will be postponed under the Duterte administration./PN After the December 2022 local poll exercise, the subsequent synchronized barangay and SK elections shall be held on the first Monday of December 2025 and every three years thereafter. The elected officials shall assume office at noon of Jan. 1, 2023. Once enacted into law, there will be two elections in 2022: the presidential elections in May and the synchronized barangay and SK elections seven months after. “Dahil sa postponement ng barangay at SK elections, matitipid ng gobyerno ang halagang P5 billion para sa halalan at pwedeng ilaan sa ibang ahensya na mas kailangan ng pondo,” said Senator Imee Marcos, who chairs the Senate Electoral Reforms Committee. “Pwedeng ilaan ang pondo sa Department of Agriculture para ibili ng aning palay ng mga magsasaka sa gitna ng pagbagsak ng presyo ng palay. Maaari ring ilaan ang pondo sa Department of Education para sa K to 12 program nito,” she added. The approval of the postponement for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan 2020 polls came after President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress during his last State of the Nation Address to again put on hold the village and youth council elections. ABS-CBN News The measure, which was the first bill approved by the Senate in the current 18th Congress, initially proposed to have the barangay and SK elections to take place on second Monday of May 2023.
Jose Mourinho insists he remains unfazed by the pressure to avoid a third season without silverware as Chelsea prepare to launch their Barclays Premier League title bid. Chelsea open their league account at promoted Burnley on Monday night, with Mourinho claiming he is a glutton for punishment for shouldering high-pressure managerial assignments. “I’m not a very intelligent guy in choosing my teams, because I like to work, I like to build, I don’t like easy jobs,” said Mourinho. “I don’t like to get clubs worked by other managers before me. “I don’t like to arrive on time to collect the fruit of their trees. “When I went to Porto, the season before that they were fifth. “Remember what Madrid was when I went there, and what Inter was when I went to Inter. “And when I came back to Chelsea, I came in a moment where one team was over and another one needed to come. “And at the same time I came to a league which is the only league where six teams are competing for the title. Mourinho left Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, returning for a second managerial stint at Stamford Bridge. The decorated Portuguese boss was unable to guide the Blues to a trophy in his first campaign back at the helm – but believes shrewd summer transfer business can now end his barren run. Press Association “So I’m not good in choosing my jobs – or I’m good because I choose what I really love. “So this is my second year of a project, and I’m so happy with that.” Mourinho rejected the notion Chelsea must win the league to secure a successful campaign. “At the end of the season, you, the supporters and the players will judge my work,” he said. “More important than all of you, my boss, my owner, my board – they will judge my work too. “For some to achieve success will be to win the league. “I understand that because of my last 10 years and Chelsea’s last 10 years. “But I really don’t care about it, all I care about is being myself – working hard every day, having ambition to win always the next game. “It doesn’t matter the competition, it doesn’t matter the opponent, and this is part of me. “I don’t need that from you, the supporters, or anybody to motivate me more than naturally I am. “So I want to win against Burnley, that’s the first step, and to win against Burnley will be very hard, I can imagine.”
LEAH BELLACK/Herald photoWhile his team returned to Madison 0-2 after losses to Boston College and New Hampshire over the weekend, Wisconsin hockey coach Mike Eaves felt his players learned a lot from the two games — especially the freshmen.“I think the weekend for our freshmen overall was pretty good,” Eaves said in his press conference Monday. “You take a look at the numbers, the numbers say the same things that we felt in terms of production. So from that standpoint, it was a good springboard for them. We need to continue to build on that.”UW saw several of its newcomers contribute on the scoring sheet in the opening weekend. Forward Jordy Murray had a goal and an assist in Wisconsin’s 5-4 loss to Boston College, while fellow freshman Ryan Little added two assists — including one on Murray’s second-period goal. Eric Springer also collected his first collegiate goal, and Jake Gardiner and Derek Stepan contributed an assist each.With a balanced output from his freshmen, Eaves couldn’t pinpoint just one player who stood out in their first series.“You could put a blanket on several of them. I think that you go right down the list, Jordy Murray, Derek Stepan, Matt Thurber did his thing,” Eaves said. “There were some times that the young defensemen actually did some very nice things in playing their first college game. It’d be tough to have one young man step out because they do different things; they play different positions.“I just think overall it was a very pleasant surprise and a good start for them.”With that in mind, there were also times when the inexperience showed, Eaves said.“We had three freshmen defensemen in the lineup Friday night against the No. 1 team in the country. We were kind of worried about that,” Eaves said.“Giving up the 10 goals was a combination of young defensemen, and Saturday, quite honestly, in the third period we did look a little tired.”As good as some of the freshmen looked, it was the returning members that seemed to struggle for Wisconsin on the road. Defenseman Jamie McBain finished the weekend at minus-five; juniors John Mitchell and Blake Geoffrion had eight and six penalty minutes, respectively; and only two upperclassmen (Mitchell and co-captain Ben Street) scored goals in the two games.“They just struggled this weekend. I think they know it,” Eaves said of his veterans. “They feel bad about it, and they’re very thankful we play this weekend. They get a chance to play at the level that they know they can.”Gudmandson gets start in Saturday’s lossSenior netminder Shane Connelly started the season against Boston College Friday for Wisconsin, giving up five goals but making 32 saves in the process.“Shane Connelly did exactly what we hoped he’d do and bought us some time by making some big saves,” Eaves said. “Shane played very well.”But Eaves chose to go with sophomore goalie Scott Gudmandson, who made just six appearances all of last year, going 1-1-2.Gudmandson faced 33 New Hampshire shots Saturday, allowing five goals in his first road start. Still, his coach liked what he saw in the young goaltender.“In talking to Scotty on the way home, he knows that he played well. He looked very sharp,” Eaves said. “The first goal was kind of unfortunate because it went off the glass, he didn’t know where it was, and it ended up on their stick and in the net. And then they scored within a minute later. That one wasn’t his fault, but the third one he’d like to have back.“[It] was good to see him play like that. He played like a big-timer in that first period, and that’s something he can build on.”Replay system gets faceliftAs Wisconsin prepares itself for the upcoming series at Denver this Friday and Saturday, thoughts of last year’s contest between these two teams come to mind.When the Badgers traveled to face the Pioneers, they were the victims of an officiating mistake by referee Randy Schmidt. After it appeared that Matthew Ford scored the game-tying goal just before time expired, Schmidt reviewed the replay and said the clock was at zero when the puck crossed the line.With a new video review system, different angles of the new will now be used and multiple officials will view the replays.“The league responded to a situation. Will that be sufficient enough? We hope,” Eaves said. “Time will tell us in terms of if something similar does happen, will the steps they put in alleviate some of the things that we had to deal with? That is the hope.”
As a whole, the USC athletics department is flourishing. Great teams, good coaching hires and a constant flow of national titles all do well to strengthen the overall athletic brand. Couple that with an incredible state-of-the-art facility in the McKay Center and the natural attraction of Los Angeles, it is easy to see why USC attracts top flight talent in virtually every sport.While there is incredible breadth and depth in the Trojan athletic roster of teams, the so-called two “television teams,” have experienced well-documented struggles over the past few years. The basketball team is certainly on an upswing, ignoring the recent slump, but by and large over the last half decade neither the basketball nor football program have been a consistent contender in their respective sports.Finally, after sanctions and a dearth of talent for the basketball team, it looks like both programs are in a prime position to ascend back the rankings and vie for top billing. USC has never been a basketball school and probably never will be, but the team can attract a crowd and national prominence as it did during the mini renaissance of the program under Tim Floyd. If the basketball team could maintain their status as a consistent contender for trips to March Madness, that would really enhance the team’s profile.Under Enfield, that looks like a plausible scenario. The Trojans certainly have their weaknesses, especially inside, and recruiting some stronger, more physical post players could help remedy that situation. They are arriving way ahead of schedule. With another talented recruiting class on the way, it looks as if Enfield is a solid enough coach to ensure that the Trojans will be viable contenders.Additionally, high school players love the Slam City mentality. Running and gunning is fun and exciting for prospects, and even if USC doesn’t recruit top-10 talent, they are able to still land elite level commitments who need to take more than a year to develop. This adds consistency and stability to a team’s progress over a longer period of time. Outside of Duke and Kentucky, which unfortunately USC will probably never rival on the hardwood, the best formula for success seems to be an offshoot of what Enfield is doing in terms of his recruiting style.Now, an argument can be made that a defensive-driven approach, like Tony Bennett at Virginia, is more effective, but I’m not sure if there is a definitive answer in that debate. As long as USC can continue to bring in solid talent and develop them like they have with junior guard Julian Jacobs, sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin and junior forward Nikola Jovanovic, they will be able to utilize their brand and the city of Los Angeles to their advantage.In contrast, USC football is a different story. Expectations are inherently low for the basketball team. That couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to football. Questionable hires, sanctions and a failure to properly develop talent have all left the Trojans sputtering the last few years on the football field. There have been a few highlights here and there, but for the most part, the Trojan football squads have failed to live up the expectations thrust upon a historically elite program.Hopefully with sanctions in the rearview mirror, and a stable coaching situation USC can reclaim their status as a dominant player in the college football landscape. Another full, talented recruiting class should help matters as will a renovated Coliseum in the coming years.Fans for the most part care a lot more about football than basketball, but as someone who is deeply passionate about both, it would be great to see two elite teams coming out of USC. Both coaches are young and intelligent and have demonstrated flashes of immense potential. There is nothing stopping them both from building powerhouse programs and reinvigorating the fan bases of both programs.There is nothing quite like “We Are SC” chants at the end of big victories in football and basketball. The more of those, the merrier. As USC enters the second half of this decade it would be great if their trajectory projects closer toward an abundance of chants and less toward complaints about the failed potential of two teams with incredible resources.Jake Davidson is a junior majoring in accounting. His column, “Davidson’s Direction,” runs Mondays.
In Division 1 defending champions Clonmel are at home to Muskerry, Clanwilliam play host to Skibbereen and Kilfeacle travel to take on Old Christians.In Division 2 Thurles are also on the road – they go to Charleville.While in Division 3 Fethard welcome Mitchelstown to their South Tipp home.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, a former Long Beach Poly and USC football player, is ready to become a Los Angeles Lakers’ season ticket holder after sharing his excitement about the acquisition of LeBron James.The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver also shared his love for video games and comments on his Madden rating at the NFL Sunday Ticket Party in Los Angeles.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.(Video also features a cameo from WWE’s Lana.) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers
Member of the judo club Bosna and student of BURCH University Rijad Dedeić , finished second in the Balkan Judo Championship held in Sofia on the 5th of September 2015 for seniors.This is the sixth competition for Rijad in the Balkan Championships. Until now Rijad won four first and two second places. The victory had escaped narrowly and although our champion has succeeded the conquer the winner of the tournament in the group phases, unfortunately in the finals he was unable to repeat the victory.“I am pleased with the achieved result. I think I defended the colours of our flag and proudly deliver the silver medal in this year’s competition. This is for me a very good introduction for the upcoming competition. Now I am getting prepared for the European Championship and the European Cup, “he said, Dedeić adding that he is thankful to people who were with him and supported him during the preparations and on departure to Sofia.“I really have to thank my judo club Bosna, which is my moral and financial support, and also a great gratitude BURCH University who supported me every time.”(Source: burch)
Wellington Police Notes on Wednesday, January 9, 2013â€¢4:13 a.m. Rhett S. Bright, 34, Wellington was issued an notice to appear charged with disobeying a stop sign, speeding 42 mph in a 30 mph zone (radar) and expired registration.â€¢11:20 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 400 block. N. B, Wellington.â€¢11:22 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of known suspects in the 200 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.â€¢2:03 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by unknown suspects in the 500 block E. Botkin, Wellington.â€¢2:56 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family of known suspect dispute in the 400 block. N. B, Wellington.â€¢3:14 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicide by a known suspect in the 100 block N. Elm, Wellington.â€¢4:11 p.m. Officers investigated criminal trespassing in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.â€¢7:13 p.m. Officers investigated a battery and theft in the 800 block. W. Harvey, Wellington.â€¢8:00 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite in the 1500 block. N. Park, Wellington.