U.K. looks to boost offshore wind capacity to 30GW by 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Britain plans to generate a third of its electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030 and boost the value of exports of offshore wind services and equipment to 2.6 billion pounds ($3.4 billion) a year, the government said on Thursday.Britain, which aims to lift industrial productivity as it leaves the European Union, is the world’s biggest offshore wind market with almost 40 percent of global capacity. On and offshore wind turbines met 17 percent of UK power needs in 2018.Britain now has total installed wind power capacity of 20 gigawatts (GW), with offshore wind farms accounting for 8 GW. Offshore capacity will reach 30 GW by 2030 under the plan.The country also hosts the world’s largest wind farm, Orsted’s 659 megawatt (MW) Walney Extension project, with 87 turbines, some of which can generate 8.25 MW each.Britain aims to close coal-fired power stations by 2025, as it seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The failure of some nuclear power plans has also encouraged the focus on offshore wind to fill the potential power gap.More: Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030 U.K. looks to boost offshore wind capacity to 30GW by 2030last_img read more

Dominican Republic: 500 kilograms of cocaine seized

first_img [Infosurhoy.com (Dominican Republic), 08/09/2013; National Directorate for Drug Control (Dominican Republic), 09/09/2013] By Dialogo September 09, 2013 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Dominican counter-narcotics authorities seized about 446 packets of cocaine weighing about 500 kilograms and arrested more than a dozen alleged narco-traffickers after a dawn raid on a maritime shipment resulted in a deadly gunfight on Sept. 4, officials said. The operation – the third major narcotics bust made by security forces in the Caribbean country in recent weeks – came to a dramatic conclusion on a beach in the country’s southwest. Using night-vision technology, Dominican security forces spotted a group of at least 18 suspected drug traffickers unloading a speedboat allegedly full of cocaine near the town of Juancho on the Caribbean coast. The suspected drug traffickers allegedly opened fire on a security forces’ helicopter, using various caliber weapons. From the helicopter, members of the National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) returned fire. Two of the alleged drug traffickers were killed and at least two others were injured, the DNCD said in a prepared statement. The DNCD led the operation, which was supported by the Dominican military and agents from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The DNCD did not immediately identify those killed. In a statement, the agency identified two men who were injured – Luisito Turbi Carrasco, 21, and Soniel Pérez Samboy, 23. Authorities seized the shipment on a rarely visited stretch of coast better known for its coral reefs and fresh water pools. In the same area in early September, a stripped-down speedboat was found, suspected to be remnants of a previous drug shipment, Dominican media outlets reported. The DNCD said the early September shipment was on a speedboat from South America to the Dominican Republic, from where it would have been moved to consumers in Europe or the United States. In mid-August, DNCD agents seized 680 pounds of cocaine from speedboats presumably coming from Santo Domingo. On Sept. 2, Dominican authorities busted a clandestine cocaine laboratory that was discovered on a farm in a small town 40 kilometers west of the capital, Santo Domingo. Police seized 225 kilograms of cocaine paste, enough to make 2,000 kilograms of cocaine. It was the first such facility discovered in the Caribbean country. The laboratory was similar to processing facilities found in the Colombian jungle, where authorities periodically discover large labs capable of producing thousands of kilograms of cocaine. Analysts said the lab was further sign that traffickers are using the Caribbean to smuggle drugs. last_img read more

Christian Eriksen double helps Spurs thrash struggling Sunderland

first_img Spurs had lost here to a late Leicester goal in midweek but recovered after falling behind as their quest for Champions League football continued. Kane came close in the opening stages but his low effort was tipped behind by Premier League debutant Jordan Pickford in the Sunderland goal. Dele Alli then blazed wildly over from inside the box as Danny Rose’s shot deflected to the England midfielder but Allardyce’s men were almost architects of their own demise 10 minutes before the break. Jeremain Lens was robbed by Dembele on the edge of the Spurs box, with the Belgium international breaking at pace across the halfway line. With several options he picked out Erik Lamela, whose subsequent shot across goal flew wide of the target as Sunderland’s defence laboured to get back in time. But it was the visitors who took the lead before the break as Adam Johnson’s neat pass took out the back-tracking Alli and allowed Van Aanholt to finish coolly past Hugo Lloris from close range. Spurs reacted immediately from the restart as Kane broke through and saw his shot saved by Pickford, only for Eriksen to finish from the rebound as Lee Cattermole somehow failed to clear a tame strike. The game had certainly come to life and Jermain Defoe tested Lloris with a low shot from a free-kick on the edge of the box after Lens had been felled. A Christian Eriksen brace saw Tottenham come from behind to beat struggling Sunderland and reaffirm their own top-four Barclays Premier League ambitions. Press Association The former Tottenham favourite then came close after the restart as an attempt at a clever set-piece routine from Spurs ended in Sunderland breaking clear, with Defoe firing into the side-netting having been released by Adam Johnson. Alli headed Lamela’s tempting cross wide as both sides started to find more openings in the early stages of the second half, with Pickford again a match for Kane as he struck from outside the box. The England Under-21 international made his Sunderland bow at Arsenal in the FA Cup last week and was showing here why Allardyce is willing to put faith in him. He pushed away a Rose shot on the hour mark but could do nothing as Dembele’s low strike flashed past him from the rebound. And he was again helpless as Eriksen grabbed his second of the game seven minutes later, the Dane’s long-range effort taking a huge deflection off Kirchhoff – who had only just come off the bench to make his Sunderland debut. Kane’s frustrating afternoon continued as Pickford pushed away yet another effort but he finally got his goal after Kirchhoff’s debut to forget continued as he tripped Rose in the penalty area, with the England striker thrashing home the resulting penalty. TWEET OF THE MATCH .@BorisJohnson can you clarify if it is allowed by transport for London for Sunderland to park a bus in Tottenham – Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) on Sunderland’s defensive start to the match https://twitter.com/Lord_Sugar/status/688349979124076544 PLAYER RATINGS Tottenham – Hugo Lloris: 6 Kieran Trippier: 7 Toby Alderweireld: 6 Jan Vertonghen: 6 Danny Rose: 7 Eric Dier: 7 Mousa Dembele: 8 Christian Eriksen: 7 Dele Alli: 6 Erik Lamela: 6 Harry Kane: 6 Substitutes – Josh Sunderland – Jordan Pickford: 7 Billy Jones: 6 John O’Shea: 5 Wes Brown: 5 Patrick van Aanholt: 7 Lee Cattermole: 5 Yann M’Vila: 6 Adam Johnson: 6 Danny Graham: 6 Jeremain Lens: 5 Jermain Defoe: 5 Substitutes – Jack Rodwell: 5 Jan Kirchhoff: 3 STAR PLAYER Mousa Dembele: A first start of 2016 for the Belgium midfielder and he was the driving force in a Tottenham midfield which helped seal a comeback victory. His ability to have an impact in both halves of the pitch was clear and he scored the all-important second. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Christian Eriksen: His equaliser came just 91 seconds after Van Aanholt had given the visitors an unlikely lead and, although it was rather fortuitous it set Tottenham on their way to another three points. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Pochettino rotated his full-backs once again but it was his recall of Dembele into his midfield which will please him more than anything. Allardyce will not have liked the way his side gave up their lead and then capitulated in the second half. MOAN OF THE MATCH Jan Kirchhoff: The Sunderland defender, signed from Bayern Munich in the week, showed why he was allowed to l eave the German giants with a largely inept debut having replaced Graham with the scores still level. His feeble attempt to block Eriksen’s shot from distance saw the ball loop past Pickford via a deflection before he tripped Rose in the area for Kane to add the fourth from the spot. WHO’S UP NEXT Leicester v Tottenham (FA Cup, January 20) Sunderland v Bournemouth (Barclays Premier League, January 23) “I’m very pleased with the performance. It was a great effort from the players,” Pochettino said on BT Sport 1. “I think 1-1 (at half-time) was unfair – we deserved more. It happens in football. It was difficult to play in the space. “We tried to fix some problems at half-time. Our reaction was fantastic. The second half was good. We have the capacity to score. On the 90 minutes we deserved it – it’s a fair result.” Asked about any possible transfer activity at White Hart Lane this month, the Argentinian said: “I think not too much. The squad we have, we have quality enough, good balance. If we can add some players that can improve our squad, we are open. But we have a very good balance. We want to keep this level of the changing room.” Allardyce was left to ponder what might have been. He said: “The big problem today was letting them score (so soon) after we did. I thought we’d done most things right defensively. Shooting yourself in the foot for me was them kicking off and scoring. Going in (at half-time) at 1-0 would’ve really lifted us. “As the game wore on, we got more and more tired. I could see the energy in the players was diminishing. In the end we got beat by what is a very, very good team. Obviously the goals we gave them were a little too easy. We should’ve kept it tighter after they went into the lead, and tried to play our way into the game and not chase it.” On Kirchhoff’s debut to forget, Allardyce said: “It’s coming into the Premier League for the first time. He’s found out how difficult it is. We’ve got to get him on at some stage – it’s always a risk. He has to learn from it quickly. We all know that when we bring in players from abroad.” Sam Allardyce’s side headed to White Hart Lane on the back of a morale-boosting win at Swansea on Wednesday and took the lead through Patrick van Aanholt’s second goal in a week. But Eriksen levelled just 91 seconds later before Mousa Dembele put Spurs ahead after the break, with Eriksen’s second and a Harry Kane penalty – the first deflected off Sunderland debutant Jan Kirchhoff, who then conceded the spot-kick – wrapping up a 4-1 victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. last_img read more

Mosley looks young again in easy decision

first_img• Photo Gallery: Mosley vs. Collazo LAS VEGAS – “Sugar” Shane Mosley talked like he had found the secret to eternal youth during a conference call last week. He said he was so fast at the age of 35, it was scary. Mosley won by scores of 119-108, 118-109 and 118-109. This newspaper scored Mosley the winner, 117-110. Collazo, a so-called slick southpaw, figured to maybe prove problematic for Mosley, an orthodox fighter. But it was Mosley who was the slicker fighter. He spun away from trouble with deft moves, slipped inside for quick shots to the body without suffering much in the way of consequences, and he smashed Collazo repeatedly with a hard right cross to the head. Collazo (27-3) had a few good moments with an occasional left cross. But he was simply outclassed by Mosley, who already had won world championships in the lightweight, welterweight and super-welterweight divisions. “I hurt my left hand in the third round,” Collazo, 25, of Brooklyn said. “I hurt it in training camp. I wish I could have been more effective, but that was the best I could do.” Well, perhaps Mosley has taken a drink from the fountain of youth. Using a terrific combination of lightning speed, ring savvy and power, Mosley won the World Boxing Council interim welterweight belt with a unanimous decision over Luis Collazo in front of 5,761 on Saturday at Mandalay Bay. center_img Collazo didn’t exactly bestow a heap of praise on Mosley. “Shane came to fight,” Collazo said. “He did his job.” Mosley did a job on Collazo. Whereas Collazo seemed to confuse Ricky Hatton when he almost beat Hatton last May, it was Mosley who was perplexing Collazo on Saturday. Mosley even dropped Collazo with a chopping right hand near the end of the 11th round. Collazo absorbed the punch, tried to stay on his feet but fell to the canvas after back-pedaling several feet. “Collazo is a tough fighter, a warrior,” Mosley said. “I knew I was faster than him and I could hit him with a quick jab. It felt good to be a welterweight again. I felt very light on my feet.” Technically, it had been 4 years, 7 months since Mosley had fought at the 147-pound welterweight limit. But two of his fights in 2005 were at 148 pounds. Mosley, who recently brought back his father Jack into his corner as trainer, said last week that he wants to fight until he is in his 40s. At the time, Jack Mosley laughed off that statement. But the way Shane Mosley looked Saturday, that scenario doesn’t seem too far from the realm of possibility. “I just want to keep working and stay tuned,” said Mosley, who is 44-4. “I plan to fight again in June.” Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the permanent WBC champion at this weight. But once he steps into the ring against Oscar De La Hoya on May 5 at super welterweight, Mayweather will lose his belt and Mosley will become permanent champion. Vivian Harris, a former World Boxing Association super-lightweight champion, earned the right to fight for the WBC super-lightweight belt by winning a unanimous decision over Juan Lazcano in the semi-main event. Harris won the title elimination fight by scores of 115-112, 115-112 and 114-113. This newspaper scored Harris the winner, 114-113. Harris, 28, of Brooklyn is 28-2-1. robert.morales@presstelegram.com (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more