Equinor may build the world’s largest floating offshore wind project in South Korea

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:Energy powerhouse Equinor has formed a consortium with the Korea National Oil Corporation and Korea East-West Power to develop a floating offshore wind project.In an announcement Thursday, Equinor said the consortium would undertake a feasibility study for the 200-megawatt project, which would be located off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea. Pending the results of that study, construction of a floating offshore wind farm will commence in 2022, with the possibility of “power production start-up” taking place in 2024.Stephen Bull, senior vice president for the wind and low carbon cluster of New Energy Solutions at Equinor, said the company was “very pleased to be member of the partnership involved in realizing the first floating offshore wind farm in Asia.”Bull added that if the project was successfully realized, it would be the world’s biggest floating wind farm.Equinor already operates Hywind Scotland, the world’s “first full-scale commercial floating offshore wind farm.” Located off the coast of Scotland, the facility has a capacity of 30-megawatts and started production in 2017.More: South Korea could soon be home to the world’s biggest floating offshore wind farm Equinor may build the world’s largest floating offshore wind project in South Korealast_img read more

Trail Mix | Charlie Faye & The Fayettes

first_imgVintage soul is on the rebound. Of that, there can be no denying.St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Anderson East. Leon Bridges. All of these gents are making waves and turning heads with songs and sounds that originated in the 1950s and 1960s, inspired by the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Sam Cooke.Not to be outdone, singer/songwriter Charlie Faye, of Austin, Texas, is elbowing her way up to the table, offering up a most pleasant reminder that girl groups won’t be denied a seat at the vintage soul revival.Charlie Faye & The Fayettes – Charlie, joined by fellow singers BettySoo and Akina Adderly – draw inspiration from groups like The Shirelles, The Ronettes, and The Supremes, female powerhouse groups all that topped the charts throughout the 50s, 60s, and 70s and achieved worldwide acclaim.Earlier this month, Charlie Faye & The Fayettes released their eponymous debut record, a collection of songs that could easily serve as your singalong dance party soundtrack of the summer.I recently caught up with Charlie Faye while she was on her way to New York to chat vintage soul, singing with the girls in her band, and vintage fashion.BRO – Vintage soul is in the midst of a comeback. What drew you to this particular sound?CF – I’ve always loved 60s soul and the girl groups of the 60s. I’ve been listening to that stuff since I was a kid. And in the past few years, I’ve just gotten deeper into the Stax catalog. After my last solo record, it seemed like everything I was writing sounded kind of like those simple old soul songs. So I made a conscious decision to make a whole record that felt like that.BRO – Can you describe that moment when you first sang with BettySoo and Akina and you knew you were on to something good?CF – Yes! BettySoo and I have been singing together for years, so as soon as I had the idea to do a girl group, she was on board. Then, just as we were looking for a third girl for the band, Akina sent me a message on Facebook, so we invited her over to the house for the three of us to try singing together. And she was just amazing. Also, BettySoo and Akina have a really similar way of working out parts. They’re both super pro. I think the three of us together have something pretty special. Plus, we’re all the same height, which is hard to come by when you’re 5’1″.BRO – We are featuring “Eastside” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?CF – “Eastside” is a song I had been wanting to write for a long time. I got the idea for the song when I realized, for some reason, that it’s always the east side of town that starts off as the more run down side of town, and then it becomes the super hip side of town. Why is that? East Austin. East Nashville. The east side of L.A., the East Village and Lower East Side of NYC. So I was carrying this idea around for a few years. I brought it into a writing session with Eric Holden and Dave Raven and they came up with the rhythmic and melodic backbone for the song, which in turn inspired me to finish the lyrics.BRO – One record you would recommend that I snag that really defines your love of this sound?CF – Oh, that’s tough. I would recommend getting the Stax box set –  The Complete Stax/Volt Singles. You could dive into that thing and not come out for a year.BRO – 60s fashion . . . “Oh, yes!” or “Goodness, no!!”CF – Well, if you’ve seen our photos you already know my answer to this one. Hell yes!!The tour schedule for Charlie Faye & The Fayettes is a bit quiet right now, but that should be changing soon once this new record catches fire. For more information on the band, when they might be hitting the road and a stage near you, or how you can get your hands on the new record, please direct your browser to their website.Also, be sure to check out “Eastside” from Charlie Faye & The Fayettes on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

Stephen Curry on 3-point contest loss: ‘I give myself an A for effort’

first_img“You see the ball go in and go in, you almost kind of black out on the last rack. Stephen Curry came up just short of winning the 2019 NBA All-Star 3-point contest on Saturday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., but the Warriors star isn’t too concerned about coming in second.“I give myself an A for effort in terms of getting down to the last rack and literally had one go in and out,” Curry said, per The Mercury News. “You miss a couple, you start to think a little bit.” Curry came out strong and opened up the championship round making his first nine shots, but then he missed three of his five shots on the third rack, and made three of four on the fourth rack. He finished second behind Nets’ Joe Harris.Joe Harris, @StephenCurry30, and @buddyhield compete in a thrilling final round of the #MtnDew3PT contest! #StateFarmSaturday pic.twitter.com/AVCMFeJHHV— NBA (@NBA) February 17, 2019“A 3-point competition with that kind of atmosphere? It’s what you ask for,” Curry said. “… People behind you and people behind celebrity row are yelling behind you making noises and stuff. You hear the crowd. It’s not like Oracle in terms of the volume. You feel it out here a little bit more. Related News Stephen Curry told Under Armour to ditch All-Star party plans, donate money instead Even though Harris walked away with the win, he gave high praise to the Warriors star.“Steph is the greatest shooter of all time,” Harris said. “Shooting off of the rack for a minute is not indicative of being a better shooter than Steph Curry. I don’t want anybody to get it twisted at all.”While Curry wouldn’t reveal whether this would be his last 3-point contest as he wavered back and forth, he did say, “We’ll remember this for a long time.”last_img read more

England Golf Awards – what it means to win!

first_imgNominations are sought for seven award categories:Club of the Year sponsored by HowDidIDoThe stand-out club, recognised for its inspiring, forward-thinking approachMost Welcoming Golf ClubFor the club which goes above and beyond to reach out to allCounty of the YearThe county which does its best for its players and clubsVolunteer of the YearSomeone whose commitment and contribution has a huge impact in golfYoung Ambassador of the YearA young person, aged under 25 on the day of the Awards, who represents the very best of their generationCoach of the YearA PGA-accredited coach whose passion and commitment helps to grow the gameLifetime Service AwardSomeone who has made a remarkable contribution to golf over many years 9 Nov 2017 England Golf Awards – what it means to win! Who will win the England Golf Awards 2018? What will it mean?To find out, we asked two winners from this year’s Awards to tell us how their success had made a difference.Emma Anderson, the Young Ambassador of the Year, and Jenny Holmes from Fynn Valley, the Most Welcoming Club, are both enjoying the benefits of their wins – and urging everyone to make their nominations now for the 2018 Awards.  The Awards will be presented at a glitzy, black-tie event at The Royal Lancaster London, on Thursday, 22 February 2018.Fynn Valley Golf Club, near Ipswich in Suffolk, won the Most Welcoming Golf Club Award – and put itself firmly on the map.  “It definitely raised our profile,” said Jenny Holmes, a director of the rural, family-run cub. “People heard of us nationally and it was really nice to have a positive news story to tell.”The club was featured in the golf media and in local press and radio – and the video made for the England Golf Awards dinner now takes pride of place on the Fynn Valley website.“We wouldn’t have produced it because it would look as though we were blowing our own trumpet. But if someone else wants to say those things about you it’s great!” said Jenny.The warm welcome is part and parcel of the Fynn Valley experience and it’s set to get even better. “Winning the award has given us a fantastic message to carry forward,” said Jenny. “We are building a brand new clubhouse which will open in autumn 2018, it’s purpose designed and has a central reception area which can only improve the welcome. It’s really exciting.”Jenny urges other clubs to get nominated for the 2018 awards. “I didn’t think we stood a chance – so give it a go!”Nottinghamshire’s Emma Anderson was honoured as England’s Young Ambassador of the Year in recognition of her work in her county to inspire new players, particularly girls.The Sherwood Forest golfer (pictured left) is a tireless volunteer – and winning the award has brought her new opportunities to make a difference on a bigger stage.“For people who want to go further in sport it can only help to open doors, to introduce them to people in the industry and give them a chance to make an impression,” said Emma.She is set to be a Young Ambassador for England Golf and was involved in the launch of the Plan for Children and Young People’s Golf. The 20-year-old university student was also invited to present the annual awards for the charity, the Golf Foundation.Emma, a member of the England Golf Youth Panel, uses the opportunities to encourage the older golfing community to consider the youth perspective – and to point out that what suits seven-year-olds doesn’t work for those in their late teens and early 20s!She has great memories of her win, remarking: “It was a massive honour.” And now, she’s keen to encourage nominations for the 2018 Awards. Tags: Award, England Golf Awards Click here for more details and to nominateImages copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

AH Tree Planting Honors Memory of Paul Boyd

first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — The borough honored the memory of environmentalist-historian Paul Boyd on Saturday, Oct. 22 with the planting of a tree in the Municipal Yacht Harbor.Shade Tree Commission Chairman Louise I. Donoghue presided over the ceremony that drew over 50 residents atthe base of the Colorado Blue Spruce planted at the entrance of the marina. A plaque in Boyd’s honor will installed at a later date.Among those speaking during the ceremony were formerMayor Peter E. Donoghue, borough Historical Society PresidentJoann Dellosso, Richard and Carolyn Campo Marcolus, Boyd’sfriend Victor Zak and Benson Chiles, representing the FrontPorch Club, who presented a check for $500 toward the purchase of the tree.The tree purchase was financed jointly by the Shade Tree Commission and the Front Porch Club, which applied funds from its annual Chilifest to the project.The planting is part of a commission program to honor local residents, past or present, for their efforts on behalf of the community.Boyd, who died earlier this year, was a long-time activist in the Historical Society, helping secure funding to refurbish the society’s museum, the Strauss Mansion, and he was society president at the time of his death.He was a founder and long-time chairman of the borough’s Environmental Commission and played a major role in the establishment of the town’s Lenape Woods Preserve and Monmouth County’s Popomora Park. Boyd also worked to acquire the financing to complete the Bayshore Trail. He also repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to a greener borough by orchestrating Earth Day observations and beach cleanups.Boyd also successfully documented the borough’s historic past, as author of his 2004 the book “Atlantic Highlands: From Lenape Camps to Bayshore Towns.”last_img read more

Smokies find talent in Kootenays, kick off season Saturday

first_imgThe 2012-13 roster also features Kootenay products Adam Wheeldon (Nelson), Joren Johnson (Shoreacres) and Brenden Heinrich (Kimberley); Wheeldon and Johnson are two of the eight returnees from 2011-12 headlined by new captain Garrett McMullen and starting goaltender Lyndon Stanwood.Trail will begin the season with only five of the requisite six overage spots filled with forwards McMullen, Brent Baltus, Tyler Berkholtz, Merrimack commit Alex Holland and defenseman Djordje Leposavic.Berkholtz and Holland both spent last season in the BCHL on Vancouver Island while Leposavic returns to his home province after playing Junior “A” in North Bay, Ontario last year.All 56 regular-season games will be broadcast live on FastHockey pay-per-view as well as through the Smoke Eaters’ Ustream channel.To find out more information on broadcast options, visit www.trailsmokeeaters.com. The Trail Smoke Eaters kick off the 2012-13 B.C. Hockey League season with a host of local talent Saturday at the Save-On Foods BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack against the Cowichan Valley Capitals.The Smokies will have three Greater Trail products to start the season: 16 year-old forward Mitchell Foyle (Fruitvale) and 17 year-old forward Jake Lucchini (Trail) both join the Smokies from the major midget Kootenay Ice, while fellow 17 year-old Trail product Scott Davidson moves up from the Junior “B” Beaver Valley Nitehawks.last_img read more