Lollapalooza Expands Global Music Festival To Stockholm

first_imgLollapalooza will expand their global music festival brand with their latest addition, Lollapalooza Stockholm. Taking place June 28th and 29th, 2019 at Gärdet, a beautiful park in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. Lollapalooza Stockholm marks the sixth international edition of the festival, alongside Santiago, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Berlin, and Paris. The inaugural edition of Lollapalooza Stockholm will feature four stages, innovative culinary selections, art, and much more. Further details on the lineup and ticketing information will be released later this year.“The historic Gärdet and the iconic festival Lollapalooza are the perfect match. For decades we have been wanting to do a really big festival in Stockholm and we are very honored and excited to do this together with Charles Attal and his team at C3 Presents,” said Thomas Johansson, Chairman International Music, Live Nation, in a press release. “Welcome to Stockholm, Lollapalooza!”“It takes years of research and planning to determine the right cities to host Lollapalooza, and we never take the decision lightly. With its incredible culture, vibrant music scene and beautiful green spaces, Stockholm proved to be an ideal city to add to our growing international family. We are fortunate and honored to partner with Anna Sjolund, Thomas Johansson and their team, who are highly respected around the world as some of the best promoters in the business,” explained Charles Attal, Partner, C3 Presents.Lollapalooza Stockholm is produced by Perry Farrell, WME, C3 Presents and Live Nation Sweden with their subsidiary company Luger, the award-winning organization behind Swedish festivals such as Way Out West and Åre Sessions. Head to the festival’s website for more information.last_img read more

Signing ceremony welcomes ROTC

first_imgAfter a 40-year hiatus, Harvard University will again host a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program on campus, according to an agreement signed Friday (March 4) by President Drew Faust and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, J.D. ’76.Harvard will formally welcome the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program back to campus, following the decision by Congress in December to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law regarding military service. The University announced the decision Thursday (March 3).The agreement with the Navy opens the door to future discussions between Harvard and other military branches regarding ROTC programs. Military science courses ended at Harvard in 1970. Naval and air science courses ended in 1971.“I have looked forward to this day with anticipation and pride,” said Faust, a Civil War scholar and daughter of a decorated World War II officer.Under the agreement, Harvard will resume full and formal recognition of Naval ROTC on the effective date of the repeal of the law that disqualified openly gay men and lesbians from military service, anticipated to come in the summer of 2011.“Our renewed relationship affirms the commitment embodied in Congress’ historic December vote to achieve greater inclusiveness within the ranks of the military,” said Faust, “consonant with the ideals of our democracy and the best traditions of the Armed Forces.”She called the agreement an affirmation of “opportunity and inclusion” at Harvard, where about 200 current students have served in the military, most of them in Iraq or Afghanistan.The agreement, signed during the ceremony with Mabus, “recognizes military service as an honorable and admirable calling,” said Faust, “a powerful expression of an individual citizen’s commitment to contribute to the common good.”The return of a Naval ROTC to Harvard “is good for Harvard, good for the Navy, and good for the country,” said Mabus. “With this exposure comes understanding, and through understanding comes true strength.”Mabus, a former governor of Mississippi, served in the Navy from 1970 to 1972 as a lieutenant (junior grade) aboard the cruiser USS Little Rock, and enrolled in Harvard Law School immediately after his service.The Navy and Harvard, he said, combined to give him the critical thinking skills and the sense of service that “have followed me through the last three and a half decades of my life.”He called Faust “my wonderful partner in this pretty amazing endeavor.”Mabus noted that Harvard and the military have had no formal ties for four decades, but that the University through the years continued its commitment to educate both active-duty military and veterans. “We have had connections,” he said. “It’s just nice to make those connections formal again.”The agreement was celebrated in a ceremony at Loeb House. During World War II, Loeb House was the site of the V-12 Navy College Training Program, designed to supplement standard programs for new naval officers at 131 U.S. colleges and universities.Under the new agreement, Harvard will assist the Naval ROTC operation with office space, administrative help, classrooms, and access to athletic fields for midshipmen training.Harvard midshipmen will continue to officially train with the “Old Ironsides Battalion,” a consortium unit based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Currently, 10 Harvard students are part of the MIT-Harvard-Tufts Naval ROTC unit. Nine other Harvard students are with the MIT-based Army and Air Force ROTC units.Michael Segal ’76 was in the audience at the ceremony, representing Advocates for Harvard ROTC, a support group founded in 1988 by David Clayman ’38, who died just six weeks ago.“Not having the military at Harvard was bad for Harvard, and it was bad for the military,” said Segal, a neurologist who runs a medical software company in Brookline, Mass.Even in the 1970s, “my view of the military was: These are the guys keeping us safe,” he said, acknowledging that most of his peers were focused on Vietnam protests. “My outlook was much more similar to the post-9/11 generation.” The terror attacks of 2001 are “why we’ve seen such a change here,” said Segal, “that and the liberalization of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ ”During the ceremony, Mabus singled out past and present Harvard servicemen. He cited Harvard’s 17 Medal of Honor recipients, the highest number of any American college or university, outside the service academies.Leonard Wood, Class of 1884, LL.D. 1899, was one recipient, the first doctor to become Army chief of staff. A fellow Rough Rider, future President Theodore Roosevelt, Class of 1880, was another. And his son Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was another, the only general officer to go ashore during the first wave of the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944.Mabus singled out his assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, Juan M. Garcia III, who in 1992 earned joint degrees from Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School; former Marine Capt. Seth Moulton ’01, M.P.A./M.B.A. ’11, and current Marine Capt. Barret Bradstreet ’01, who both helped to rebuild the Iraqi army; and former Navy lieutenant and two-time Olympic rower Henry Nuzum ’99, who was a surface warfare officer in the Gulf of Arabia.“These are indicative of the types of leaders that Harvard produces,” he said, “the types of military leaders who have been here, who are here today, and who will be here, formally now, in the future.”Among the press and Washington brass were several Harvard veterans, current students as well as alumni, who said they attended to celebrate the signing.Maura Sullivan, M.P.A./M.B.A. ’09, a former captain in the Marines who served as co-president of the Armed Forces Alumni Association while at Harvard, always found that the University “embraced” her military service. “I very much felt my service was way beyond tolerated — it was welcomed, it was championed, it was encouraged, and it was respected,” she said.Sullivan has been a longtime advocate of bringing ROTC back to Harvard, calling for it publicly in 2009 at a campus event with Army Gen. David Petraeus, key strategist of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Friday’s signing might have seemed to come out of the blue to observers, she said, but in fact it represents “a culmination of a lot of people’s efforts.”“I’m incredibly proud that Harvard is the first to do this,” she said. “It’s important that we’re out in front, because this issue is so much bigger than Harvard.”David Gergen, the Public Service Professor of Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and director of the Center for Public Leadership, echoed Sullivan’s statements.“Drew Faust has taken the lead among the presidents of elite universities in restoring ROTC,” said Gergen, a former member of the Navy Reserves and an advocate of Harvard-military relations. “Harvard creates a ripple effect, and other universities are much more likely to follow that.”In her short tenure as president, Faust has repeatedly emphasized public service, broadly defined, Gergen said. Bringing ROTC back to campus is “an important milestone” in encouraging students to serve their country not just in government, but on the battlefield, in the classroom, and elsewhere.A culture of honoring military service has been growing across Harvard’s Schools, Gergen said. The Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School (HBS) have been hosting biannual dinners honoring service members and their families since 2007. Student veterans groups have been a “force for good” in recent years, he added, bringing back the Yellow Ribbon Program to support the GI Bill on campus and sending a delegation to Haiti to help in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.Veterans have become an increasingly unified voice on campus as well. Among the guests at the signing were three members of Crimson Serves, a student group started in 2010 to bring together veterans organizations from across Harvard’s Schools and to create a dialogue with the University. While Harvard’s graduate Schools do a solid job of recruiting and supporting veterans, said Jonas Akins ’01, a current student at HBS who is also a naval officer, the reinstatement of ROTC will go a long way toward “just helping to answer students’ questions, from ‘How do I sign up for the Marines?’ to ‘What’s combat actually like?’ ”Moulton, who is also a tutor in Quincy House, agreed that having an official ROTC presence will be a great resource for students considering military careers, a path not taken by many undergraduates.“You’d be surprised the number of undergraduates who come to me because they’re interested in joining the military,” said Moulton, who completed four tours in Iraq. “But it’s hard to take a job your friends aren’t doing. It’s not finance.”“Coming here to Harvard, it’s really striking just how arms’-length the relationship between the military and the School has been, but even in the past two years it’s seen tremendous strides,” said Erik Malmstrom, an M.P.P./M.B.A. candidate and a former Army platoon leader who served in Afghanistan.Harvard has a long history with the ROTC, and with the military.In 1769, Harvard students formed their own military company, the Marti-Mercurian Band. It adopted the “buff and blue” colors later adopted by the Continental Army.In April 1861, a young graduate of Harvard Law School, James Prentiss Richardson, organized the first U.S. company of volunteers to march in response to President Abraham Lincoln’s call for volunteers two days before.In 1916, the University’s “Harvard Regiment,” a military training corps of 1,000 students, became the first unit of the Army’s new Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, established by the National Defense Act of 1916.During World War I, 11,319 Harvard men served in the military; about two-thirds of them received commissions. During World War II, almost 27,000 Harvard students, alumni, faculty members, and staffers served in the Armed Forces.At the end of the ceremony, Faust smiled during a storm of applause. She leaned forward to the audience members, most of them in uniform, and mouthed the words, “Thank you all.”The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Harvard Faculty Club, where Faust and Mabus addressed a crowd of service members past, present, and perhaps most important, future. Among the reception’s guests were several Harvard NROTC undergraduates, including Colin Dickinson ’13 and James Reach ’11. While neither looks forward to their continued early-morning slog to MIT’s campus for training, “we’re definitely excited to have a unit here on campus,” Dickinson said.Although their classmates have generally been supportive and even curious about their participation in NROTC, the two officers-in-training said, their peers often have misconceptions about what such service entails. By bringing ROTC programs back to campus, Reach said, Harvard will be doing its part to broaden all students’ awareness of the military.“Part of going to Harvard is understanding the world better, and the military is a part of that world,” Reach added.The agreement was signed at historic Loeb House. During World War II, the Harvard president’s house at 17 Quincy St., now known as Loeb House, was turned over by President James Bryant Conant to the Navy for its V-12 training program, which supplemented the force of commissioned officers in the service. Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

Understanding interference

first_imgIn a discovery that might eventually lead to new biomedical treatments for disease, researchers from Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology have identified two types of RNA that are able to move between cells as part of a process called RNA-interference (RNAi).RNAi can turn off, or silence, specific genes in plants and animals, and is initiated by introducing long, double-stranded RNA molecules into cells or tissues. Those molecules are then chopped up into small fragments, which act as sequence-specific signals to guide the silencing machinery to the target, effectively silencing the corresponding gene. Though researchers have long known that such signals can spread, silencing the targeted gene in all cells in the animal, this work demonstrates that the mobile silencing signal is RNA.Three researchers, Craig Hunter, professor of molecular and cellular biology, Antony M. Jose, a former postdoctoral fellow and tutor in biochemical sciences and a recently appointed assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Giancarlo A. Garcia, now a medical student at the University of California, Irvine, report that both the long, double-stranded RNA introduced into cells to trigger the RNAi process, and shorter fragments derived from the long RNA, are able to move between cells. Importantly, small RNAs produced by the RNAi process, which direct the bulk of the silencing, are not themselves mobile. This indicates that RNA mobility is selective and therefore regulated. Their research was published Oct. 9 in the online version of the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.This discovery is a key step in the development of RNAi as a therapeutic with potentially huge effects on medicine. By harnessing the ability to silence specific genes, researchers hope doctors may someday be able to halt a host of genetic diseases and viruses in their tracks with simple, RNAi-based treatments. Understanding the pathways that allow RNA to move between cells is a critical step in developing those treatments.The discovery of RNAi in 1998 by Nobel laureates Andrew Fire and Craig Mello surprised the scientific community. “Equally surprising, and to me more mysterious, was that the silencing effect spread from cell to cell, and tissue to tissue,” Hunter said. “It was even transported into the organism’s progeny, causing gene silencing in subsequent generations. The simplest, but unprecedented, explanation was that RNA molecules are transported between cells. We have now demonstrated that RNA is the mobile silencing signal.”The research used genetically modified worms composed of both normal cells and cells that included a mutation that disrupted their ability to process or transport double-stranded RNA. To investigate how RNA moves between cells, Hunter and his team introduced double-stranded RNA into the worms and tracked whether the corresponding gene was silenced in mutant or nonmutant cells.Ultimately, they were able to deduce that two types of double-stranded RNA moved between cells: One was long, and the other was a modified form of short RNA that could move to and function in mutant cells. Surprisingly, the researchers found that numerous single-stranded, short RNAs produced during RNAi — and that execute the silencing — either could not move to or could not cause silencing in mutant cells.The next step in his research, Hunter said, will be to investigate why only some RNA molecules are able to move between cells, and to use that knowledge to further the development of RNAi-based medical treatments.“Our results and follow-up investigations will identify the structural features on the RNA molecules that promote or restrict transport into cells,” Hunter said. “If we can understand what distinguishes those silencing signals, it may help us to understand how to deliver RNA-based therapeutics.”The work was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.last_img read more

Tim McCarthy promotes safety with humor

first_img“May I have your attention please? This is Tim McCarthy with the Indiana State Police.” A thunderous cheer roars up from the student section, followed by a chorus of shushes raining down upon the crowd of more than 80,000. Through the open window of the Public Announcement (PA) box at Notre Dame Stadium, Sergeant Tim McCarthy hears it all. After 53 years of delivering a safety tip in between the third and fourth quarter at Notre Dame football games, McCarthy has seen it all too. “I always got a kick out of the crowd noise. In the old press box, I used to stand on what I’ll call the outside balcony with all the television cameras and so forth just to get the crowd noise,” McCarthy said. “I used to look and watch the students and that was always a lot of fun.” McCarthy said his superiors at the police department were the first ones to encourage him to deliver a safety message to fans during a home football game. “1960 … There were two games left in the season when I got the assignment, and so I gave the safety announcement very formal like a state trooper should, I guess,” he said. “I was very nervous about it. It went over pretty decently, but nobody listened to it with the crowd noise and all.” McCarthy said he decided after the 1960 season to try a different approach that might make the crowd listen to his safety message.  “I told [my superiors] … I’m going to start using a quip at the end and see what happens, and the following season – that was in 1961 – in the very first game there was a discussion among the referees for something and the crowd was unusually quiet.  “So I gave the thing. The message gave a pitch on drinking and driving. And I said, ‘Remember, the automobile replaced the horse, but the driver should stay on the wagon.’ And I got a lot of groans and boos and things like that.” The next game McCarthy said he tried to focus on driver attitude and said, “Remember, some drivers are like steel – no good when they lose their temper.” McCarthy said more boos followed this announcement, but over time the crowd began to look forward to his sayings. “About the end of the season I noticed a kind of quieting down because everybody’s waiting to see how corny the quip line was going to be. And I just started it off from there; got to be fairly popular at the games,” McCarthy said.  McCarthy said he now gathers ideas and listens for plays on words during the offseason. As games resume, he organizes them into quips that vary from season to season, although some lines do get repeated. “Last season … there was an awful lot of construction around the South Bend area and we focused a little bit on that for a couple games,” McCarthy said. “Generally, I have one on the site in case of rainfall … I have one for snow too, but we haven’t had snowfall for a long, long, long time … This is my 54th year of doing it, so I have run into repeats from time to time.” McCarthy said he carefully prepares to deliver the quips because he fears making a mistake in front of a crowd of 80,000. “I do get nervous, I’m always nervous,” he said. “I have three-by-five cards and I just write the whole message I’m going to give on the three-by-five card. It’s everything, you know, I even write my name on it so I don’t mess up. You never know what’s going to happen.” The students not only support his puns but also maintain the energy of the stadium as a whole, McCarthy said. “They’re the ones that kind of keep the excitement of the game going, I think, students,” he said. “In my opinion they’re No. 1 every season. They really do a good job for Notre Dame in cheering the team.” McCarthy said he used to direct traffic with the police during home football weekends in addition to speaking during the games. He said he retired from the police department in 1979 and served two terms as Porter County sheriff. “[Now] I’m just kind of retired, and the Notre Dame thing is kind of a hobby,” McCarthy said. “I sure enjoyed my career with the state police, and it makes me feel a little bit a part of it again.” When asked how long he wants to continue delivering safety messages, McCarthy said he has plans for the long run. “I wish forever! Because I love it,” McCarthy said. “It’s a lot of fun, I’ll tell you.” Contact Lesley Stevenson at lsteven1@nd.edulast_img read more

Verizon Wireless to buy Unicel

first_imgJuly 30, 2007Verizon Wireless To Acquire Rural Cellular Corporation,Expand The Nation’s Most Reliable Wireless NetworkAcquisition Will Expand Coverage In Rural Markets In 15 StatesBasking Ridge, NJ ­– In a move to expand its wireless service coverage inrural markets, Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications(NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), announced today that it hasentered into an agreement to acquire Rural Cellular Corporation(NASDAQ:RCCC), for approximately $2.67 billion in cash and assumed debt.The acquisition will further enhance Verizon Wireless¹ network coverage inmarkets adjacent to its existing service areas. The combination willincrease Verizon Wireless coverage by 4.7 million licensed POPs(population), and increase its customer base by more than 700,000.”Verizon Wireless continually looks for opportunities to enhance ourcustomers’ wireless experience,” said Lowell McAdam, president and CEO ofVerizon Wireless. “The addition of Rural Cellular¹s markets will enable usto expand our services into areas where previously we had little or nopresence, and will give Rural Cellular¹s Unicel customers access to thenation¹s most reliable network and a broader range of voice and dataservices.”Richard Ekstrand, president and CEO of Rural Cellular Corporation, said,”Since the founding of Rural Cellular Corporation in 1990, our mission hasbeen to provide wireless service to rural areas across the country wheretourism, agriculture and small businesses are prevalent. Our employees aredeservedly proud of the tremendous growth and strong financial performancewe have achieved, while we continued to focus on providing innovativesolutions through wireless technologies and maximizing customersatisfaction.”Today, as the wireless industry continues to evolve, our Board of Directorshas concluded that it is in the company’s best interest to enter into a saletransaction with Verizon Wireless. As the nation’s leading wirelessprovider, Verizon Wireless has the resources and scale to provide a widerange of outstanding products and services to our customers, while alsooffering new opportunities for many of our employees.”Rural Cellular’s network served 716,000 customers as of March 31, 2007,spread across five regional territories. Its networks are located in thestates of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Alabama,Mississippi, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Kansas,Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.Rural Cellular utilizes both CDMA and GSM technology separately across itsfive regional markets. Verizon Wireless plans to deploy CDMA service inRural Cellular’s existing GSM markets and convert the GSM customers to CDMAservice. Verizon Wireless, however, anticipates maintaining RuralCellular¹s existing GSM networks to continue serving the roaming needs ofother GSM carriers¹ customers.Verizon Wireless expects to realize more than $1 billion in synergies inreduced roaming and operations expenses. The addition of the new marketswill also offer the company additional upside growth opportunities.Deal TermsUnder terms of the agreement, approved by the boards of both companies,holders of Rural Cellular’s common stock will receive $45 per share in cashfor a total equity price of $757 million on a fully diluted basis.Including net debt as of the first quarter of 2007, the total transactionvalue is approximately $2.67 billion. The $45 price per share represents a16 percent premium to the average closing price over the last 10 tradingdays and a 41 percent premium to the last closing price of $31.88 on Friday,July 27, 2007.The acquisition, which is subject to governmental and regulatory approvaland approval of Rural Cellular’s shareholders, is expected to close in thefirst half of 2008.About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and datanetwork, serving 62.1 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless companyand largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless isheadquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 67,000 employees nationwide. Thecompany is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone(NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web is external)About Rural Cellular CorporationRCC, based in Alexandria, Minnesota, provides wireless communicationservices under the Unicel brand to Central, Midwest, Northeast, South andNorthwest territories located in 15 states. For additional informationabout Rural Cellular Corporation, please refer to its web site is external).last_img read more

PPF considers levy-transition protection for some UK defined benefit schemes

first_imgMartin Clarke, executive director of financial risk at the PPF, said the new model, designed in conjunction with Experian Credit Services, would ultimately provide more “discriminative and robust insolvency risk scores, plus offering greater transparency and access to levy payers”.Clarke, who will depart the PPF later this year after being named UK government actuary, told IPE the PPF was “pretty confident” it would be able to explain how any changes to the ranking of sponsors would be caused.“Nevertheless, we are discussing [how] we might moderate some of the impacts in the first year, by having a transitional protection,” he said.“It is not part of our core proposition, but we are offering it up to comment from our stakeholders.”He added that it would be at the cost of the “majority” of funds that would not need any protection.“It is a question of how much solidarity the population as a whole wants to [offer], or how much self-interest they want to maintain,” he said.The proposed transitional system would compare a fund’s 2014-15 levy score from the current Dun & Bradstreet system to that of the proposed Experian model, had it been in place for that period.The consultation said that, if the increase suffered because the Experian model exceeded 200%, then it would abate the 2015-16 payment.However, it also cautioned that the proposal should not be viewed as a hard, 200% cap, as any further deterioration in risk between the 2014-15 and 2015-16 levy period would need to be accommodated.Joanne Shepard, senior consultant at Towers Watson, said the radical overhaul would inevitably mean changes for affected funds.“The PPF thinks its new way of calculating levies will better reflect the risks schemes pose – and therefore that some schemes have been paying more than their fair share in the past, while others have not been paying enough,” she said. The PPF’s consultation will also consider whether there should be an option allowing sponsors with a credit rating to over-ride any levy calculation, with the score instead replaced by one that employed the default probability of its rating.Clarke said the argument for including credit ratings was that these were “the product of a much more intensive” analytical exercise.“In aggregate, they have proved to be good predictors,” he said. The new model, which would come into effect at the beginning of the three-year levy period to 2017-18, has been independently assessed by PwC, as well as the lifeboat fund’s industry steering group. UK defined benefit schemes that see their Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy increase materially under a forthcoming levy model may be granted some transitional protection, the lifeboat fund has suggested.Publishing its consultation on the new bespoke insolvency model, the PPF said the proposals were found to be superior than other existing models in five of nine areas, and as effective as other models in the remaining four.The model, which would place less emphasis on non-financial company data, will likely result in a minority of DB funds paying a higher levy in future due to a “material shift” in the ranking of some plan sponsors, despite a 10-band approach being maintained.The fund said it had considered a broader top band, reducing the overall number to eight, but that this would have resulted in a slight levy increase for those schemes in the top band, rather than the current reduction.last_img read more

Lamprell Nets $200 Million Moray East Jacket Foundation Deal

first_imgGeoSea has contracted Lamprell for the fabrication of 45 wind turbine and three substation jacket foundations for the Moray East offshore wind farm. The contract is valued at more than USD 200 million.GeoSea is the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contractor for the project’s 100 wind turbine foundations and three offshore substation foundations. In addition, GeoSea will transport and install the three OSS topsides at the site.Lamprell will start working on the project in Q2 2019 and will fabricate the total of 48 jackets at its Hamriyah and Sharjah yards in the UAE.The company will deliver the jackets to GeoSea from its deepwater quayside in the Hamriyah port, from where GeoSea will transport the jackets to the offshore wind farm site in the North Sea.Lamprell CEO Christopher McDonald said: “The contract award manifests our commitment to the fast growing renewables industry which, despite the recent challenges, remains a core strategic focus for Lamprell. Over the past 18 months we have upskilled our workforce and enhanced our systems and processes in order to enable us to deliver projects in the renewables segment safely, cost effectively and to a high standard. We look forward to working with GeoSea over the months to come.”The 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm, located 22km from the coast in the Outer Moray Firth zone, is expected to be fully operational in 2022.last_img read more

Court finds two men parents

first_imgHerald Sun 1 June 2012Two men have been declared the parents of a baby that was born through a surrogate, with a court ruling it was in the child’s “best interests”. In transferring the child’s parentage to the two men, a Supreme Court judge was satisfied the pregnancy was not from an illegal commercial agreement and that the woman who carried the baby was not paid to do so. Altruistic surrogacy, where a woman isn’t paid for the pregnancy except for medical expenses, is rare but permitted in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. But it’s believed that only one in 20 couples who want to use a surrogate can stay in Australia, with most forced to have their baby born through a foreign surrogate. The NSW child, born in April 2010, now has the two Sydney men as parents. The birth mother agrees not to be recognised on the birth certificate. read more

Reds’ players get training/dietary instructions via WhatsApp

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Liverpool training ground melwood under lock and key till April 4 in the first instance The Liverpool Academy has also been shut with all youth training sessions cancelled. Over the weekend, Klopp gave his verdict on the ongoing implications the coronavirus outbreak is having on football. “I don’t think this is a moment where the thoughts of a football manager should be important, but I understand for our supporters they will want to hear from the team and I will front that,” said Klopp. “First and foremost, all of us have to do whatever we can to protect one another. In society I mean. This should be the case all the time in life, but in this moment I think it matters more than ever. “I’ve said before that football always seems the most important of the least important things. Today, football and football matches really aren’t important at all. “Of course, we don’t want to play in front of an empty stadium and we don’t want games or competitions suspended, but if doing so helps one individual stay healthy we do it no questions asked” Liverpool have handed players individual training programmes to adhere to following the closure of Melwood no thanks to the coronavirus. The Reds are one of many Premier League clubs to have now closed their training centres across the country as they attempt to reduce the risk of players and staff getting covid-19. With the current Premier League suspended until April 4 at the earliest, clubs are taking the necessary measures to ensure their players maintain the right level of fitness for when the season returns. The Athletic claims Liverpool’s players have been given individual fitness programmes to carry out at home and a WhatsApp group has been created to provide players with further updates. They have been informed Melwood will not reopen for at least a fortnight and told to stay away from public places, including gyms. Players are also following nutritional advice from the club’s head of nutrition Mona Nemmer having previously been used to being fed at the training ground.Advertisementlast_img read more

Curfew violator nabbed with improvised gun

first_imgThe 32-year-old Vernel Delicano wastaken to the Victorias City police station after he failed to show pertinentpapers showing his legal ownership of the weapon, a police report showed. Prior to his arrest, Delicano was caughtviolating curfew hours around 11:50 p.m. on March 29, the report added. BACOLOD City – Police nabbed a man forillegal possession of firearm in Barangay 13, Victorias City, NegrosOccidental. Responding police officers were able toseize from the suspect an improvised shotgun.center_img BY CYRUS GARDE and Mae SINGUAY Delicano was detained, facing chargesfor violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms andAmmunition Regulation Act and for violation of curfew./PNlast_img