Tokyo Electric planning 1GW offshore wind project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Yomiuri Shimbun:Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. is considering a project to build one of the nation’s biggest offshore wind power plants, it has been learned.The wind farm’s generating capacity is expected to be over 1 million kilowatts [1,000 megawatts], the equivalent of the power produced by a nuclear power reactor. One of its potential locations is off Choshi, Chiba Prefecture.According to the project, the electric company will join hands with a highly experienced European offshore wind power maker and spend about ¥1 trillion (about $9.2 billion) to install about 200 wind turbines offshore. It will employ fixed bottom turbines, the foundations of which are placed in the seabed. Each turbine can produce around 5,000 kilowatts and cover the annual power consumption of about 300,000 average households.TEPCO hopes to secure stable profits by selling generated electricity through the feed-in tariff (FIT) system, a government scheme to purchase such electricity at fixed prices.The company is scheduled to start commercially operating offshore wind power this month by generating 2,400 kilowatts off Choshi. This will be the first time for the fixed bottom type to be in operation in the country. TEPCO is also considering a nearby location for the full-fledged generator.More: TEPCO plans to build 1 of biggest offshore wind farms Tokyo Electric planning 1GW offshore wind projectlast_img read more

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Dominican Republic: 2013 opens with huge cocaine seizure

first_imgBy Dialogo January 11, 2013 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD), Navy and Air Force worked together to seize a huge shipment of South American cocaine, marking the first major bust of 2013. On Jan. 9, the three forces seized 1,870 kilograms (4,123 pounds) of cocaine in Ocoa Bay in Azua province, west of the nation’s capital of Santo Domingo, on the country’s Caribbean coast. Roberto Lebrón, the DNCD’s spokesman, said two men, Ramón Sanz Pimentel and Arhgenis Cordero Soto, were detained a day later. They were being questioned and the Attorney General’s office said it was preparing to charge them. Agents also recovered satellite phones, GPS and navigation equipment, fuel and ammunition magazines for AK-47 and M-16 assault rifles. The suspected traffickers were transporting the cocaine, likely from Colombia or Venezuela, on a 40-foot speedboat equipped with three, 200-horsepower outboard motors. Pursuit of the boat began around 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 in the open waters south of Ocoa Bay. Agencies were notified of a suspicious boat approaching the island and responded with a DNCD helicopter, two Air Force Super Tucano aircraft and two Navy ships. Crews intercepted the boat in Ocoa Bay, forcing it to land at a nearby beach, Playa Mia. Four suspects aboard the boat escaped on foot. On Jan. 10, the DNCD announced it had apprehended Sanz Pimentel and Cordero Soto. Two suspects remain at large. Aboard the boat, agents discovered 76 sacks covered in plastic containing the cocaine. Officials said the suspected traffickers likely were also carrying weapons, which they may have thrown overboard during the pursuit. Authorities took custody of a second boat they believe was standing by to assist in transporting the shipment. The drugs were sent to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences for testing. From there, they were to be forwarded to the Attorney General’s office, which is expected to charge the suspects. “This was a combined effort, similar to what we’ve been doing for a while, and it’s the result of the work of a core unit that leads our fight against this criminal activity,” said Maj. Gen. Rolando Rosado Mateo, the head of the DNCD. Rosado led the operation from aboard the DNCD helicopter that pursued the boat. The Dominican agencies received air surveillance assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard. The seizure marked the biggest anti-narcotics bust in months for Dominican authorities. The country seized a record amount of illegal drugs in 2012. Officials captured 11.2 metric tons (24,691.8 pounds) of illicit substances, including a Dec. 22 operation that seized 1,189.8 kilograms (2,623 pounds) of cocaine from the high seas south of the Caribbean Coast not far from where the Jan. 9 confiscation occurred. Despite the successful anti-narcotics operations, Dominican officials said they expect traffickers will continue using the country as a transshipment point, with most of the shipments entering by sea. [Infosurhoy.com (Dominican Republic), 11/01/2013]last_img read more

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With the new investment plan, Cyprus wants to impose itself as one of the most competitive countries in terms of tourism

first_imgThe Cypriot government last week announced a draft to improve the country’s tourism industry for 2020. According to government officials, the main goal of this island nation is to become one of the most visited and popular destinations by 2030. Its goal is to be included in the list of the 30 best tourist destinations of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) by the end of the decade, reports Travel and Tour World. Also, the Cypriot Ministry of Tourism wants to establish new European markets, of which special importance is in the exotic parts of the continental countries, namely the Netherlands, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. As of this year, Cyprus holds the 44th position in terms of competitiveness in tourism. Spain is in the first place, and France is very close to it. Greece ranks 25th. Savvas Perdios, deputy tourism minister, says the government hopes tourism will contribute to GDP growth from 2,9 billion euros to 4,5 billion euros a year. Source / photo: Travel and Tour World; Pixabay Cyprus’ entry into the top 30 will be one of the country’s top priorities, government officials say. However, to achieve this goal will require a lot of effort, but also strategic thinking. The Cypriot government has set up a five-pillar development program. Local and central authorities will undertake to work on the following objectives: to set Cyprus as a year-round destination, not just a seasonal one; encourage tourists to visit inland destinations as well, and not just stay in coastal areas; develop the country as a high quality destination; develop digital competencies; and ensure the sustainability of tourism and portray Cyprus as an environmental country.last_img read more

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New Farm house sells for $8m

first_img 36A Oxlade Drive, New Farm, as seen from the river.“It’s $10,900 per square metre,” Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire said.The sale capped off a stellar weekend of auctions for the inner-city agent with $15 million in auction sales recorded. This house at 36A Oxlade Drive, New Farm has sold at auction for $8m.A block acquired in a land swap with a friend 45 years ago has become the most valuable property for its size on the Brisbane River after it sold at auction on Saturday for $8 million.Every square metre of usable land at 36A Oxlade Drive, New Farm is worth as much as a bathroom renovation. Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire. Picture: Annette DewThe New Farm property took out the preliminary highest sale of the day for the Ray White Group nationally. “COVID has actually done the opposite to what everyone thought,” Mr Lancashire said.“People don’t think they’re going to be travelling properly for the next three years and they want a nice house to live in. We’ve seen people significantly upgrading, not just doubling but in some cases tripling their asset value.“I’ve got more buyers in the $5 million-plus range than I’ve ever had in 15 years of selling real estate.” The property has direct river access.The four-bedroom deceased estate at New Farm had belonged to Brisbane Motor Auctions owner Peter Bettson, who acquired the 835sq m block (735sq m excluding the easement driveway) in a land swap for acreage on the Nerang River.“Dad had built a place on Bellview Crescent on the Nerang River where he had three acres,” Peter Bettson’s son, Jeff Bettson said.“That was the house he swapped for Oxlade Drive.“I can’t remember the guy’s name, we didn’t meet him but he was unwell and had to come down to get out of Brisbane.“I expect that dad’s house appreciated a little more than the other guy’s did.” The entrance to 36A Oxlade Drive, New FarmPeter Bettson passed away 18 months ago and his wife Beverley had been living in the home until she passed away in June.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoEleven bidders took the property to auction with an opening bid of $5 million and five bidders were active even after the property passed $6 million.At $7.5 million the auction was paused and the bid was negotiated to $8 million. The property was then announced on the market and sold unchallenged for that price.Mr Lancashire said the house had sold to a local New Farm buyer who was looking to land bank the property. The property is between New Farm Park and the Merthyr Bowls Club.“No it wasn’t a Seymour,” Mr Lancashire said, referring to the prolific property development family, led by Kevin Seymour, who has been snapping up riverside blocks and shaping Brisbane’s skyline for more than five decades.”Mr Bettson said he was happy his parents’ home, which is located between New Farm Park and the Merthyr Bowls Club, was not being earmarked for development. The kitchen.“We were concerned about who would buy it,” Mr Bettson said.“You need units in certain places, as long as it’s all balanced development. New Farm has a unique character and a very strong village feel. There are units around it, but there are places where you don’t need units and not many properties are coming on the market in this area.” MORE PROPERTY STORIEScenter_img Conditions now best ever for first-home buyers FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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Damen Dredge Pump Put to Use in South Africa

first_imgOn the Western coast of South Africa, high grade heavy mineral sediment layers are found on the seashores.Located just below a layer of fairly standard quartz sand, this heavy mineral sand can be mined. The material, which is also called HMS, has a relatively high specific gravity of 2.8T.m3 in situ.Until recently, the mining operations in the surf zone were done conventionally using excavators and trucks. Yet they have to be relocated every time the tide comes in.The DOP250 however can mine continuously when attached to an amphibious excavator. The DOP250 mines heavy mineral sand at a max dredging depth of 10 m. The heavy sand mixture is pumped in a concentration up to 25% over a distance of 250 m over a cliff of 15 m in height.On shore the processing plant separates the valuable minerals from the quartz sand and stones.last_img read more

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January 7, 2019 Police Blotter

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Five more programmes planned for BVA 2017 season–Levi Nedd

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) Levi Nedd says another five programmes will be staged to bring the curtains down on what has been a successful season so far.The most active volleyball Association of the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) will run off its Annual Balram Shane Inter-Club First Division tournament which will be played at either the Albion Sports Complex or at the Port Mourant Volleyball Court, along with the Three Door Strikers Second Division tournament which is slated for the D’Edward ground, West Coast Berbice, and a one-day Beach Volleyball tourney planned for the #63 Beach before the end of next month.The BVA also plans to hold workshops and courses for its referees and coaches.The association will also be continuing its training for under-19 male and female teams that are preparing for the 2018 Inter-Guiana Games.last_img read more

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Round 3 of FAI Senior Cup

first_imgThe pick of the matches is at Turner’s Cross, where Cork City will play host to Premier Division rivals, St Patrick_ s Athletic from 7:25.There’s three other games feature all top-flight match-ups.Bohemians host Bray Wanderers at Dalymount Park, while Drogheda United visit Derry City and Galway United are at home to Dundalk. All of those games will kick-off at 19:45.last_img

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Hiddink set to take Chelsea job on interim basis

first_imgLeague Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan is disappointed Chelsea didn’t give Mourinho more time. The Dutchman is set to be handed the role on an interim basis as soon as this afternoon following the sacking yesterday of Jose Mourinho. Chelsea captain John Terry’s took to Instagram earlier to call Mourinho’s sacking a “sad sad day” for the club.Hiddink won the FA Cup in 2009 in a previous caretaker stint with the club. last_img

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Newspaper sting on England boss

first_imgThe FA say they are investigating claims made by the Daily Telegraph that Allardyce was paid £400,000 by a fake business firm to advise them on how to bypass transfer rules.He has also been filmed criticising the England players and ex-manager Roy Hodgson for their performances at Euro 2016.last_img

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