Ørsted Issues Green Bonds, Secures GBP 900 Million

first_imgØrsted has secured nominal GBP 900 million through the issuance of green senior bonds, to finance its green growth ambition towards 2025 including the investment in the 1,386MW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom.Ørsted has completed the pricing of new unsecured green senior bonds comprising a GBP 350 million fixed-rate tranche with maturity in 2027, a GBP 300 million fixed-rate tranche with maturity in 2033 and a GBP 250 million inflation-linked tranche (CPI) with maturity in 2034. All tranches have settlement on 16 May 2019.Hornsea Project Two is located 89km north-east of Grimsby and will comprise 165 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines.Once operational in 2022, Hornsea Two will surpass the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One, currently under construction offshore Yorkshire, to become the world’s largest wind farm.last_img read more

23 LGUs declare NPA ‘persona non grata’

first_imgIn Iloilo,these were the municipalities of Maasin, Janiuay, Igbaras, Bingawan, andMiag-ao, and Iloilo City. The otherbarangay councils were Cuartero, Capiz (Putian, Mahunod-hunod, San Antonio,Carataya) and Calinog, Iloilo (Binulosan). ILOILO City –Twenty-two municipalities and a city in Panay Island have declared the NewPeople’s Army (NPA) persona non grata, according to the Armed Forces of thePhilippines (AFP). “We expect moretowns and villages do to the same,” said Pancito. Palabricaconfirmed that the NPA tried to recruit students of Bingawan National HighSchool in recent months. The signing ofcovenant was participated in by students and youths, barangay officials andother sectors. The peacecovenant also denounced NPA atrocities. On Nov. 14 thelocal government of Bingawan, Iloilo rallied its constituents into signing apeace covenant supporting the anti-insurgency campaign of the Armed Forces ofthe Philippines and Philippine Nationa Police (PNP) and declared rebels aspersona-non-grata.center_img In Antique, thelocal govern units that made such declaration were San Jose, Anini-y, Barbaza,Belison, Caluya, Culasi, Hamtic, Libertad, Pandan, Patnongon, San Remigio,Sebaste, Sibalom, Tibiao, Tobias Fornier, Bugasong, Lauan-an, and Valderrama. Barangaycouncils, too, were declaring the rebels persona non grata, said Army CaptainCenon Pancito, spokesperson of the 3rd Infantry Division. “We arepublicly denouncing the rebels and warning them to stop recruiting students.They are not welcome in our town. What we want is peace, and we want an end tothe armed conflict,” said Mayor The most recentof these barangay councils was that of Barangay Igtuble in Tubungan, Iloilo. Itissued the declaration yesterday. Mark Palabrica. “We persuadedthe students not to attend or join the activities of militant groups becausethose were preludes to NPA recruitment. We told them joining the NPA woulddestroy their dreams. After our talk with the students, we received informationthat the rebels did not pursue their recruitment activities,” said Palabrica./PNlast_img read more

VanDenBerg scores first IMCA Modified win at Lee County

first_imgBy Brian NealDONNELLSON, Iowa (April 24) – Carter VanDenBerg raced back into the lead on the ninth of 20 laps and stayed in front the rest of the way to earn his career-first Budweiser IMCA Modified fea­ture win Friday at Lee County Speedway. VanDenBerg was briefly in the lead following an early restart. Bill Roberts Jr. slipped under him to grab the point. The front pair raced side-by-side for two circuits before VanDenBerg regained first. John Oliver Jr. was able to challenge Abe Huls for the top spot for a couple laps before Huls pulled away to pick up his second consecutive local Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Car vic­tory. Adam Birck pulled away over the final seven laps to capture his first Shottenkirk of Fort Madison IMCA Northern SportMod feature win of the season at Donnellson.Brandon Symmonds edged Garrett Eilander at the line by a half a car length to pick up his first career Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stock win. Travis DeMint started 11th and finished first in the Armstrong Small Engine Sales and Service IMCA Sport Compact feature. Kimberly Abbott started ninth and took second on the last lap.last_img read more

Harold A. “Tony” Powers, 64

first_imgHarold A. “Tony” Powers, 64, St. Paul, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.  Born January 13, 1956 in Greensburg, he was the son of Harold E. and Rose C. (Dwenger) Powers.  Tony graduated in 1974 from North Decatur High School.  He worked at Delta Faucet and then he worked and retired from MESCO Manufacturing.  He loved hunting, softball, and coaching.  He was learning how to play golf. He loved music, playing guitar, and singing. He is also survived by Norita Powers; two sons, Steven Coblentz, Eli Powers; two daughter, Tonya Powers, Angela Brown; four brothers, Donald (Dawn) Powers, Ghent, KY, Art (Christine) Powers, Sandusky, Andy (Dawn) Powers, Greensburg, Jacob (Vicki) Powers, Illinois; two sisters, Angela Miller, Greensburg, Dot Perkins, Clay City; many grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Raymond Powers; four sisters, Mary Brogan, Rita Sallee, Mabel Kay Yorn, Susan Wilmer. Due to the recent public health safety mandate of limited gatherings, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Clarksburg with Rev. Forrest Hamilton officiating. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Tokyo 2020 organisers want ‘Super Mario’ Abe to remain involved

first_imgRelatedPosts Japanese firm develops robot able to kill COVID-19 with ultra-violet rays Britain marks 75 years since Japan’s defeat in World War II Athletes in non-contact sports to resume training in Port Harcourt – Minister Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers hope former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will remain involved in preparations for the re-arranged Games next year.Abe, who announced his resignation on Friday, had been all but synonymous with Tokyo 2020.Olyence from the pandemic. “I believe that overcoming that and hosting the Tokyo Olympics would of course become Abe’s legacy,” Muto added.Pre-pandemic association with the Games had not been entirely positive for Abe.He scrapped the National Stadium design in 2015 after a public outcry over increased building costs, but the Games were still forecast to run up a bill of $12.6 billion.The man, who celebrated with Abe at the announcement that Tokyo would host the Games, former Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, is now under investigation in France.The investigation is over suspected corruption related to the bid. Since the postponement, support in Japan for the Olympics had plummeted.One poll by Kyodo News in July found that less than a quarter of respondents wanted to hold the Games as scheduled next year.David Leheny, a political scientist at Waseda University, believes the pandemic might allow Abe to retain his close association with the Games.He added that it would also help him avoid some of the blame if they do not go as planned.“I do think there will be efforts made to make certain he is a very visible part of the Games,” Leheny said. “I think certainly he will be remembered for it, whether the Games go on or not.Reuters/NAN.Tags: ‘Super Mario’ AbeInvolvmentJapanOlympic GamesShinzo AbeTokyo Olympicslast_img read more

Gerrard inspires Foxes triumph

first_imgLiverpool may want to re-think the contract offer made to Steven Gerrard after their captain bailed them out in a 3-1 comeback victory over Leicester like he has done so many times in the past. The former England midfielder’s current deal expires in the summer and, despite the offer of an extension, he has yet to commit to stay at the club he has been with since he was nine. But while Gerrard may be deliberating his next move, reportedly wanting double the one-year contract on offer, he showed no hesitation on the pitch with a coolly-placed goal to set his side on the way to victory and provide a reminder of glory days gone by. Restored to the starting line-up after being rested against Stoke on the 16th anniversary of his debut at the weekend – and now relieved from defensive duties in a more advanced role – the midfielder responded with his first goal in open play since the Merseyside derby at Anfield in January. That completed the comeback after Adam Lallana had equalised goalkeeper Simon Mignolet’s unfortunate own goal in the first half and, when Wes Morgan was shown a red card, Jordan Henderson secured back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since October. A week can be a long time in football and in the space of seven days Gerrard and Mignolet have both experienced highs and lows. Having been at fault for Ludogorets’ opener in their Champions League draw in Bulgaria last Wednesday the Belgium goalkeeper looked to have turned a corner with a clean sheet at the weekend. However, the jitters which have become more frequent with every passing game and gradually infused his team, resulting in a side which resembles the consistency of jelly when put under pressure, returned quicker than you could say “goalkeeping howler”. His inexplicable pass straight into the path of Esteban Cambiasso, who rolled a 25-yard shot just wide of an open goal, set the nerves jangling and within two minutes Leicester were in front thanks to more weak defending. It was unlucky in some ways as Mignolet made a good save when Jamie Vardy raced on to Riyad Mahrez’s through-ball. But from the rebound Martin Skrtel could only weakly head out Ulloa’s follow-up and the striker was given enough time to collect the ball and smash a shot against the near post which cannoned off Mignolet’s head and into the net. Liverpool’s response was almost instantaneous; Gerrard’s free-kick was half-cleared to Lucas Leiva whose cross dropped at the feet of Lallana off Morgan and he smashed home the 50th league goal of his career. The former Southampton midfielder, returning to the starting line-up, had looked neat and tidy with the ball at his feet but his wild lunge at Vardy, for which he was booked, a few minutes later was anything but. In the first half Gerrard struggled to have much influence in a pin-ball midfield and it was Leicester’s own veteran midfielder Cambiasso, also 34, who exuded an air of calmness and control. At the break Reds manager Brendan Rodgers made a tactical switch taking off Javier Manquillo, switching Glen Johnson back to right-back and bringing Alberto Moreno in on the left but it was a change he made last week which was more pivotal. Against Ludogorets the captain was restored to an advanced role he previously occupied with great success in an attempt to allow Lucas to come in and provide more solidity. And it was the Gerrard of old who strode into the penalty area in the 54th minute, having been involved in the build-up, to caress a shot past Kasper Schmeichel after Morgan could only dangle a foot at Raheem Sterling’s cross. It got worse for the Leicester captain when he was red-carded just past the hour for hauling down Rickie Lambert as the Liverpool striker managed to get beyond him. However, from the resulting free-kick the hosts launched a swift counter-attack and Gerrard showed he still had some life left in those ageing legs by charging back and using his experience to commit a cynical foul on Matty James before he could do too much damage. Leicester were lucky not to be down to nine when Schmeichel collided with Gerrard inside the penalty area after he sprang the offside trap to race through – but referee Lee Mason waved play on. Equally, the Foxes were unlucky when Cambiasso’s deflected shot was diverted wide by team-mate Vardy but by now Gerrard was relishing the open spaces and his cross to Sterling produced the cut-back for Henderson to score the third. And no prizes for guessing who headed clear a corner in added time. As messages go it appeared to say “I’m not finished yet”. Press Associationlast_img read more

Gil completes Villa move

first_img The 22-year-old midfielder said: “Once I knew that this club was interested in me I wanted to join. I am really looking forward to playing here and showing the fans what I can do. I can play on either side or in the middle of midfield and I like playing as part of the team, making things happen for my teammates. “This is a very historic club in England, a very important club in the Premier League and I am looking forward to playing for such a great club in a league that is the top league in the world.” Gil, capped by Spain at Under-21 level, could make his debut in Saturday’s visit of Liverpool and links up with Carlos Sanchez after the pair played together while Gil was on loan at Elche between 2012 and 2014. Boss Paul Lambert has been hunting added creativity for his side who have scored just 11 times in 21 Barclays Premier League games. Lambert said: “We’ve been on the lookout for a creative player and he will certainly bring that extra element to the side. “He’s only 22 but he will come here and give us something I don’t think we have at the moment. He can play either role, coming in off the sides or playing in behind as well. He can create chances and get those chances put away. He has a lot to offer and I know we can get the best out of him.” Press Association Aston Villa have completed the signing of Carles Gil from Valencia. center_img The midfielder, who can play on either flank or behind the strikers, has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at Villa Park. The deal had hit a late snag over agents’ fees on Tuesday but Villa have confirmed their first January capture. last_img read more

Trump to visit El Paso, Dayton after deadly mass shootings

first_imgPresident Donald Trump intends to visit El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Walmart store that killed 22 people.The President is making the trip despite calls from the area’s Congresswoman and other Democrats for him to “stay away.”Democrats have cast blame on Trump for the El Paso shooting after an anti-immigrant manifesto believed to be posted by the gunman before he entered the Walmart Saturday morning.President Trump has faced severe backlash and accusations of racism for his strong push against illegal immigration.U.S. representative, Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, and her predecessor in Congress, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, both said the President should not come to El Paso.Rep. Escobar took it a step further by saying President Trump was not “welcome.”In spite of this, Republican Mayor of El Paso Dee Margo confirmed Monday that the President would visit and said he would be welcome.“I want to clarify for the political spin that this is the office of the mayor of El Paso in an official capacity of welcoming the office of the president of the United States, which I consider is my formal duty,” Margo said.Not even 24 hours after the deadly shooting in El Paso, nine people were killed in a mass shooting at a bar in Dayton, Ohio.A total of 31 people died in two separate mass shootings over the weekend.President Trump spoke out about the tragedies at the White House on Monday condemning white supremacy and offering his condolences to the victims.Related content:President Trump Condemns “Hate” after Mass Shooting He said the nation would respond with “urgent resolve” to a weekend of mass shootings but did not offer additional information.Trump is also expected to visit Dayton on Wednesday.last_img read more

Windies eager to maintain momentum – Brathwaite

first_imgWEST Indies Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite says the team will be eager to maintain momentum when they face Pakistan in a three-match series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next week.The third-ranked Windies have been in superb form recently, following triumph in the T20 World Cup, with a win against second-ranked India in Florida last month.Brathwaite, who took over the captain’s role from Darren Sammy last month, believes claiming a victory in Pakistan would be another feather in the cap of a team still somewhat in transition.“I think this is another important series. We just defeated India and it would be a fantastic boost for the Caribbean people for us to come to Dubai, which has been Pakistan’s home for the last few years, come into their backyard and get a series victory against them as well,” Brathwaite said.“It would say a lot about us as a team, going overseas and contesting a three-game series and coming out on top.”The Caribbean side will open the tour with a warm-up game against an Emirates Cricket Board XI on Tuesday before facing Pakistan in the opening T20 International three days later at the Dubai International Stadium.(Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

Black Caps cruise, remain undefeated

first_imgKANE Williamson led by example as the New Zealand captain’s 79 not out guided his side to a seven-wicket win over Afghanistan that maintained their 100 percent start to the World Cup yesterday.Williamson was New Zealand’s top scorer with a 99-ball innings containing nine fours after Jimmy Neesham took career-best one-day figures of 5-31 to dismiss Afghanistan for 172 at Taunton.New Zealand’s third successive victory kept them on course to make the semi-finals in the 10-team tournament, while Afghanistan have lost all three of their matches.The Black Caps, who saw off Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in their opening two games, have won 11 of their last 12 World Cup games, with their only defeat in that span coming against Australia in the 2015 final.The Black Caps’ run chase got off to the worst possible start when Aftab Alam had Martin Guptill caught off a thin inside edge with the first ball of the innings.Guptill’s 14th ODI duck was a dream start for Aftab in the pace bowler’s first appearance in this year’s World Cup.Afghanistan took the field without leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who was hit on the head when he was dismissed by Lockie Ferguson’s bouncer in the first innings.He looked dazed as he walked off the field and later failed his first concussion test, ruling him out for the rest of the match and depriving Afghanistan of their best bowler.But it was Aftab who was leading the Afghan attack to good effect and he removed Colin Munro to leave New Zealand on 2-41.It was a nervous start from the Black Caps and Williamson had to survive a review of a caught-behind appeal.Afghanistan kept the pressure on and Williamson rode his luck again when he just made his ground to beat a run-out review.Together with Ross Taylor, Williamson steadied the ship in a 89-run partnership for the third wicket.It was hardly flashy stuff as they nudged singles and picked off the occasional four until Taylor was bowled by Aftab for 48 from 52 balls.Fittingly, it was Williamson who clinched the win with a routine single as New Zealand reached 3-173 in 32.1 overs.Earlier, Neesham turned the game in New Zealand’s favour with his impressive spell after Afghanistan briefly threatened to rock the Black Caps.Put in to bat, Afghanistan openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran blasted a quick-fire 66 for the first wicket.But pace bowler Neesham, who had struggled in New Zealand’s first two matches, finally found his rhythm despite two rain interruptions.Neesham made the crucial breakthrough when Hazratullah went for one big shot too many, the left-hander hitting to Colin Munro at deep cover to depart for 34.Afghanistan lost their third wicket with the score still on 66 when Rahmat Shah was dismissed for a duck after a leading edge off Neesham was held by Guptill.When Gulbadin Naib failed with a review attempt to overturn his edge behind off Neesham, Afghanistan had lost four wickets for four runs in 21 deliveries.Hashmatullah Shahidi (59) top-scored for Afghanistan, but Neesham and Ferguson, who finished with 4-37, were too hot to handle.SCOREBOARD AFGHANISTAN inningsHazratullah Zazai c Munro b Neesham 34Noor Ali Zadran c Latham b Ferguson 31Rahmat Shah c Guptill b Neesham 0Hashmatullah Shahidi c Henry b Ferguson 59Gulbadin Naib c Latham b Neesham 4Mohammad Nabi c Latham b Neesham 9Najibullah Zadran c Latham b Neesham 4Ikram Alikhil c Guptill b de Grandhomme 2Rashid Khan b Ferguson 0Aftab Alam c Latham b Ferguson 14Hamid Hassan not out 7Extras: (lb-6, w-2) 8Total: (all out, 41.1 overs) 172Fall of wickets: 1-66, 2-66, 3-66, 4-70 , 5-105, 6-109, 7-130, 8-131, 9-147.Bowling: M Henry 8-0-50-0, T. Boult 10-0-34-0, L. Ferguson 9.1-3-37-4, J. Neesham 10-1-31-5, C. de Grandhomme 4-1-14-1.NEW ZEALAND innings (target: 173 runs from 50 overs)M. Guptill c Najibullah Zadran b Aftab Alam 0C. Munro c Hamid Hassan b Aftab Alam 22K. Williamson not out 79L. Taylor b Aftab Alam 48T. Latham not out 13Extras: (lb-4, nb-1, w-6) 11Total: (3 wickets, 32.1 overs) 173Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-41, 3-130Bowling: Aftab Alam 8.1-0-45-3, Hamid Hassan 7-0-30-0, Gulbadin Naib 9-1-55-0, Mohammad Nabi 3-0-18-0, Rahmat Shah 5-0-21-0.last_img read more