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Western Indian Ocean up for marine renewables market study

first_imgConsulting services are being sought for the delivery of market study into the challenges and opportunities for the marine renewable energy developments in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO).The WIO market study, for which requests for proposals have been launched by Shernas Limited, will encompass key jurisdictions within the region including Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros and Mayotte, Reunion and Seychelles.The study will provide insight on the state of the WIO, opportunities, and challenges in regards to offshore wind, tidal (in‐stream), wave, and river current or hydrokinetic development.In parallel with the planned work to be undertaken by Shernas Limited to map the key sites for offshore wind, wave and tidal renewable energy in Kenya, the study will also investigate the transportation infrastructure required to service the key sites.The successful contractor is therefore expected to provide a higher level overview for Kenya including transport requirements to develop these renewable energy resources.To realize optimum delivery of support to this sector, transport networks has to be available that provide unrestricted and efficient access to key sites in Kenya’s offshore waters,” said Shernas Limited in the request for proposals.The closing date for submission of proposals has been set for July 31, 2018.It is expected that the final market study document will be delivered 90 days after contract signing, Shernas Limited noted. Illustration (Photo: Pixabay/Creative Commons CC0)last_img read more

The Latest: Top Florida prep football coach suspended

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The coach of one of Florida’s top high school football programs has been suspended, and an investigation has been launched into whether the team that has won state championships in each of the past three seasons broke policies by practicing during the pandemic. The Tour of Denmark was originally in mid-August, and requested new dates from the International Cycling Union. The governing body moved the tour to Sept. 1-5.But the UCI also agreed to move the Tour de France to Aug. 29-Sept. 20.Denmark has been reopening schools, shops, restaurants, and churches in the last two weeks, but the border remains closed to foreigners, and tour organizers aren’t certain when they will reopen. The organizers also say they aren’t able to test all participants for COVID-19, and prevent crowds along the route.___Jockeys and stalls handlers in Britain will be required to wear masks when horse racing hopes to resume next month during the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Top Florida prep football coach suspended May 23, 2020 Miami Northwestern High coach Max Edwards has been suspended, pending the result of the investigation, school district chief communications officer Daisy Gonzalez-Diego told The Miami Herald.The district says football practice at this time would be an “unauthorized athletic activity” and parents of players who may have taken part were being interviewed by school officials as part of the investigation.Northwestern won the Class 6A state title in 2017 and 2018 before winning the Class 5A championship last season. The Bulls are a seven-time state champion overall.___The Tour of Denmark in September has been canceled because organizers feared the best Danish cyclists, at least, would be committed to the Tour de France on at the same time. The Czech league restarted under strict conditions on Saturday.Teplice beat visiting Liberec 2-0 without spectators as the First League resumed after a 73-day stoppage. The teams entered the stadium separately and players were not allowed to shake hands or celebrate goals together.The restart was made possible after the government eased restrictions that contained the coronavirus outbreak. The Czech Republic has not been as badly hit by the pandemic as the likes of Italy, Spain, France and Britain.One player from league leader Slavia Prague and another one from Mlada Bolestav tested positive for the coronavirus in a mandatory initial round of testing and were quarantined. All the tests in the second round of testing were negative.center_img Associated Press There has been no play in the top tier due to the coronavirus crisis since March 12. Teams have recently returned to training at club facilities, but with players practicing individually. Barcelona is top of the league with a two-point lead over Real Madrid after 27 of 38 rounds.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The British Horseracing Authority is hoping to get government approval to return on June 1 for the first time since March.Completion of an online education module and screening of all participants before they can attend an event are among the initial protocols. They will include health-related questions and temperature checks before people are allowed to enter racecourses.Social distancing restrictions will be employed, along with face coverings for those likely to get closer than two meters, including jockeys, trainers, stalls handlers, stable staff and valets.The BHA is also planning an ongoing surveillance program to monitor the coronavirus, including some testing.___ The government allowed a maximum of 150 people at Teplice’s stadium on Saturday even though current restrictions limit gatherings to 100 people. That number will increase to 300 next week.Six rounds of games in the regular season and the playoffs remain in the league, which is scheduled to be completed by July 15.___The soccer league in Spain will be allowed to resume from June 8, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Saturday. While the top tier, La Liga, can play from this date, it has already said it wants to resume play on June 12. It is unclear when the first games will be held.last_img read more

Fraud leader sentenced to four years in prison

first_imgA 61-year-old California man was sentenced Thursday for organizing a fraud ring that attempted to use stolen identities to make cash withdrawals from banks in Auburn and Portland.Armon Leon Maiden, of Inglewood, Calif., received four years in prison and four years on supervised release following his conviction on charges of aggravated identity theft and bank fraud, according to a news bulletin issued by the US Attorney’s Office.Maiden provided his co-conspirators with fake checks and other documents so that they could travel to banks and use the false identities to draw from compromised accounts, according to the release. They landed at Sea-Tac Airport on Nov. 13, 2008, and worked their way south, stopping at a Wells Fargo in Auburn and another in Portland. A second attempt at a Portland Wells Fargo was made a day later. In each case, bank tellers refused to hand over the money. The group was successful, however, at two others stops, securing $3,400.Two of Maiden’s co-conspirators were arrested when they returned to Sea-Tac during the afternoon of Nov. 14, 2008, to catch a flight back to California.last_img read more

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