Aeolus Contracts Ventower for US Offshore Wind Training Facilities


first_imgAeolus Energy Group (AEG) has awarded Ventower Industries with a contract for the fabrication of training towers to be installed at its two new offshore wind training facilities in Massachusetts and Maryland, US.With its initial training facility to be located in Massachusetts, AEG will assist in preparing a new workforce for constructing and maintaining offshore wind farms in the US, the company said.The first facility is expected to be constructed, staffed and ready to begin training workers by the spring of 2019.According to AEG, both facilities will have all the necessary equipment, such as access towers, pools and classrooms to train to the Global Wind Organization (GWO) standard.“Our goal is to prepare an American workforce for the opportunities in offshore wind. AEG itself expects to add thousands of jobs of all kinds to our business in the coming years,” said Elia Golfin, CEO of AEG.“We look forward to working with the local community, veterans service organizations, unions, local colleges and universities even technical high schools to give students and workers a path to a career in offshore wind.”AEG recently announced plans to construct a fleet of offshore wind farm vessels and port facilities, expected to create over 4,000 jobs in the coming years.last_img read more

LA Clippers try to embrace challenging trip to China


first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PLAYA VISTA — Doc Rivers was joking. Kind of.Holding court with reporters Tuesday, he learned few of them would be accompanying the Clippers to China to cover the team’s two exhibition games Saturday and Wednesday against Charlotte.No budget for it, he was told.“Damn, I wish our budget wouldn’t let coaches go,” he said. “Being in another country is even more so.”By this time, Rivers was trying to put on a brave front.With a heavy itinerary every day they don’t play, including functions Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will partake in with Hornets owner Michael Jordan, this is a grueling eight days during a time when the Clippers, like everyone else, are trying to get ready for the regular season.And for the Clippers, their opener Oct. 28 in Sacramento is less than three weeks away.“I’ll tell you this,” Paul said, “we’ve got an itinerary and they’re not going to care if you’re sleepy, not sleepy or nothing. When it’s time to be somewhere, they’re going to tell you to be there.”Griffin hesitated and smiled when asked if making such a trip at this time bothers him.“I mean, there’s pros and cons,” he said. “That much time spent together, could be good for your team. But then you’re also missing out on hours and days and structured practices. But at the same time, fly over there, you’ve gotta practice, you’ve gotta lock in.“If you can go through all that with all those distractions, sometimes you can come out on the positive side. But we’re the ones who have to make that happen.”Like Griffin, Paul has been to China multiple times. Paul helped Team USA win the gold medal there in the 2008 Beijing Games. He’s looking forward to the locals.“The fans in China are amazing,” Paul said. “The amount of support that they show us year in and year out, it’s always a good time to go over there.”Rivers echoed that sentiment.“Yeah, I’ve been over there,” he said. “The fan reaction will be amazing. Yao Ming will be walking around with us a couple of nights. So that’ll be huge — literally. They’re great fans and that’s the one good thing. The arenas are so loud, so that’ll be a lot of fun.”Yet, he admits he’s concerned about the effects of the trip.“Yeah, but we’re not going to use it as a crutch,” Rivers said. “Like, we’re going to China and when we come back, we’re back. We have to get ready.”Somewhere along the line, Paul would love to get some work done. “Obviously, we know it’s a business trip,” he said. “You know, we’re going over there to learn more about our team and hopefully come back with a bigger purpose.”One the Clippers hope will lead to what Rivers’ Celtics earned when they went to Rome.“Going to the Vatican, going to the Colosseum, I mean, it was like warrior stuff,” Rivers said. “It was like, you couldn’t have scripted a more perfect place for a team that had championship aspirations to go to.”center_img The Clippers, who left Wednesday morning, will have flights of roughly 15 hours each way. That’s not to mention several more for the 890-mile trip from Shenzhen to Shanghai, where the games will be played.The Clippers and Hornets were picked by the NBA for this ambassador-like trip as part of the NBA’s Global Games China 2015.“No, I’d never go,” Rivers said, when asked if he’d take the team there at this time if he didn’t have to.Again, Rivers tried to laugh it off. He recalled the year he took his Boston Celtics to Rome for 2007-08 training camp. That team won the NBA title.“Honestly, I loved when we went to Rome that one year,” Rivers said. “I thought, with that team, like this would be the team to go somewhere because we’re so new. Being on the road kind of makes you hang out and get together, do things.last_img read more

FIFA and UEFA Delegation met with Representatives of Bosnian Football Federation


first_imgA meeting of FIFA representatives (Maria Sofia Malizia Oursi) and UEFA (Jacques Bondallaz) was held today in Sarajevo with the Football Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s representatives, general secretary Adnan Džemidžić, member of the FF BH Legal Committee Enes Hasić and Football Association of Republika Srpska (RS) Regulatory Commission Igor Ostojić.Many issues related to the work of the FF BH were discussed, with particular emphasis on the steps taken to conduct the scheduling and holding of elections at all organizational levels. It is concluded that both football associations would continue to monitor the FF BH work activities in all segments of its work, and would also be a strong support in future projects. In the forthcoming period, it is necessary to make quality preparations for holding elections at all organizational levels operating within the FF BH, and according to the previously determined timetable for holding sessions of assemblies of all levels of organization. It is necessary to take all steps to ensure transparent monitoring and democratic conduct of electoral processes.At the end of the visit, Maria Sofia Malizia Oursi and Jacques Bondallaz expressed their undisputed satisfaction with the visit to the FF BH headquarters, praising the work of the Federation as a whole, with an emphasis on very professional cooperation with umbrella associations.last_img read more