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Ørsted’s Ex Wind CEO Finds New Gig

first_imgMacquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has appointed Ørsted Wind Power’s former CEO Samuel Leupold as Chairman of Wind Energy.In this newly created position, Leupold will support the development and implementation of GIG’s global strategy for offshore and onshore wind.According to GIG, the new chairman will also support the expansion of the organization’s global footprint and will bring his senior industrial background to complement the in-house technical capability to support development activity.“Wind is undoubtedly now a mainstream energy source, but the industry continues to evolve rapidly, presenting huge opportunities for those who can anticipate and shape the future of the ever-changing market,” said Leupold.“GIG’s ability to innovate and create cutting edge financial solutions, sets it apart in its ability to thrive in this environment and I’m very excited to be joining their world class team.”Prior to his position as CEO of Ørsted Wind Power, Leupold held roles at ABB and McKinsey & Company specializing in utilities and industrials.Under his tenure, Ørsted delivered the industry’s first zero-subsidy offshore wind farm bids in the 2017 German auction.“Samuel has been a pivotal figure in the rapid development of the offshore wind industry. We are delighted he is bringing that pioneering outlook and his deep understanding of the construction and industrial aspects of wind power to join GIG in our mission to accelerate the transition to a green global economy,” said Mark Dooley, Global Head of GIG.Ørsted announced at the beginning of 2018 that Leupold had decided to resign from the company to take a break and spend more time with his family after commuting between his home in Switzerland and Ørsted’s offices in Copenhagen and London for a couple of years.last_img read more

Jimmie E. Widener

first_imgJimmie E. Widener, age 68 of Batesville, died Friday, October 14, 2016 at his residence.  Born June 12, 1948 in Dearborn County Indiana, he is the son of Lucy Mae (Nee: Anderson) and Kermit Widener.  He married Sally Michel June 16, 1968 at Batesville United Methodist Church.  Jim was in charge of maintenance for the Batesville School Corporation, retiring in 2010 after 30 years.  He was a member of the Batesville Eagles Aerie #1130, Sons of the American Legion and the V.F.W. Men’s Auxiliary.Jim enjoyed being with friends, whether that was at the Eagles Club to share a cold beer or Sunday at the Legion Post for cards.  He liked going fishing and raising a garden to share with family and friends until recently when his health prevented it.  His family indicated chili was a favorite meal, that he had a weakness for peanut butter cookies, loved westerns and was a good carpenter who could fix anything in addition to doing woodworking.Jim is survived by his wife Sally; daughter Rose Widener of Nashville, Tennessee; son Jim Widener of Batesville; sisters Dianna Carter of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Nellie Lageman of Moores Hill, Indiana, Donna Simpson of Sunman, Indiana, Betty Short of Moores Hill, Indiana, Jeannette Brock of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; brothers Terry and Harold Widener, both of Rising Sun, Indiana; half brothers David and Paul Hess Jr., both of Batesville and grandchildren Nick, Cortney and Parker Widener.  He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ronald.Visitation is Friday, October 21st, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 7 p.m.  After services, Jim’s wishes were to be cremated.  The family requests memorials to Southeastern Indiana Ballet or Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research.last_img read more

Conte says Serie A getting more competitive despite Juve dominance

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, said he believed that Serie A was becoming more competitive even though Juventus are poised to win it for the ninth season in a row.Conte said this in an interview with reporters on Tuesday. He said: “Without a doubt, Serie A has become a more competitive league: one need only look at the numbers of the other teams.“It’ll keep getting tougher, and the level of competition has really stepped up.“Juventus are still the best, and if you want to improve, you have to look at the best.“Inter are trying to improve, our target is to be in the Champions League every year and become more competitive, so we can try to win the Serie A title.”Conte also said that second-placed Inter, already guaranteed a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League, had progressed this season, their first under his leadership, in spite faltering in crucial matches. He remembered that in the last two seasons, Inter had only qualified for the Champions League in their final match.He said: “One of the key things to point out is that we’ve been in the top four from start to finish. It’s where a club like Inter belongs.“It’s great that we’ve achieved this because it was one of the club’s main requests: to improve our results in comparison to previous seasons and to steady the ship so that things aren’t so hectic at the end of the season.”Inter, who host Fiorentina on Wednesday, are eight points behind Juventus with four matches left to play, but Conte said he would rest some players, suggesting he had lost hope of catching the Turin side.Reuters/NAN. Tags: Antonio ConteInter MilanJuventusSerie Alast_img read more

Reds insist Suarez not for sale

first_imgLiverpool have stressed Luis Suarez is not for sale and that they expect him to honour his contract with the club. Suarez joined Liverpool in January 2011 from Ajax and his contract runs until the summer of 2016. Doubt over his future with the Reds has increased over the last few days after he was quoted in his native Uruguay as saying “it would be difficult to say ‘no’ to Real Madrid” and “it’s a good moment for a change of environment”. Speaking on Thursday night at a Uruguay national team press conference, Suarez said: “My reason for leaving is not the money – if it were the money, I would have left already. My main reason is my family and my image – that is my priority now. “It is a difficult moment for me. The coach (Brendan Rodgers) and my colleagues know that they (the English media) didn’t treat me well here. I don’t feel comfortable here any more. They know it, so I think it is understandable that I leave.” Suarez has frequently been in the headlines over the course of his Liverpool career to date, and for a variety of reasons. He has scored more than 50 goals for the Reds in all competitions, and in 2012/13 – in which he netted 30 times – he made the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award, eventually won by Tottenham’s Gareth Bale. He is also currently serving a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic after previously serving an eight-match suspension for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, and has also faced repeated accusations of diving. Regarding the English media, Suarez added: “Being persecuted by the paparazzi all the time, I couldn’t go to my garden or the supermarket – I couldn’t do anything. I know it is normal being followed by the press, but it was too much. All the silly things they said about me, all the pictures, all the taunts. That happened every day and nobody supported me.” Suarez confirmed there had been no “offer” for him yet, and said he was unsure about when a move might materialise, if at all. He said: “I don’t have any offer yet. I don’t know when I will leave or even if I will finally leave, or I will stay. The club knows what I think and what I want. I don’t know what will happen, but I have a contract.” The Reds appear to face a major battle to keep hold of Suarez, with quotes from the striker suggesting he is no longer “comfortable” at Anfield and is intent on leaving the Merseyside outfit. But a spokesperson for Liverpool told Press Association Sport: “Luis Suarez is not for sale – neither Luis or his representatives have communicated these feelings directly to LFC. The club remains supportive of Luis and expect him to honour his contract. We will not be making any further comment at this stage.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lennon defends Wanyama dealings

first_img The Hoops accepted an offer from Southampton, reported to be in the region of £12million, for the highly-rated midfielder. However, the 22-year-old’s agent, Ivan Modia, has claimed Wanyama is not in talks with Saints and told Sky Sports: “The player will not be forced into a corner to accept the Southampton deal, just because it is good for Celtic.” Lennon said: “I’m unhappy because we have dealt with things as professionally as possible. What we have done is accepted a bid from Southampton, who are a very good club, a very progressive club. Personally, I think it would be a very good move for Victor in terms of his career going forward but there seems to be other bodies who want to block the deal.” Boss Neil Lennon has defended Celtic’s handling of the Victor Wanyama transfer negotiations in the wake of comments from the player’s representative. He added: “There has been a lot of talk in the last couple of days. We accepted a bid from Southampton and we’ve done nothing wrong in our eyes as always. “The ball is firmly in the court of Victor’s representatives. You don’t know what’s around the corner. I would imagine there would be other interested parties but we’ve had no confirmation from any other clubs yet.” Cardiff have also been linked with Wanyama, who appears increasingly unlikely to be a Celtic player next season. Lennon said: “The fact that we have accepted a bid tells you that we feel that matches our valuation of the player. “We don’t know where we are with it at the minute, there seems to be a bit of a stand-off. “We felt the money was right for us, a good business deal for the club. Whether it resurfaces again, I don’t know.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Keane feeling back on top form

first_img The 33-year-old Republic of Ireland skipper will return to the international stage during the early hours of Saturday morning when Ireland face World Cup finalists Costa Rica in Philadelphia. He will do so having had operations on both Achilles tendons in December last year, and he admits he is feeling the benefit. Press Association Robbie Keane feels he has been given a new lease of life since undergoing surgery to address his long-standing injury problems. Keane said: “It couldn’t have gone any better. Obviously I had the two Achilles operations done at the same time. It just gave me enough time to get back for pre-season and I had a full pre-season. “I haven’t missed a game since, touch wood. I wish I had it done a couple of years ago. “It’s a huge difference – not just playing but just in general, just walking about and stuff, and waking up in the morning, taking me five seconds to go to the toilet instead of 20 minutes.” Keane’s decision to go under the knife could hardly have been any better timed for Republic boss Martin O’Neill, who has seen his team fail to win any of their last four friendlies with his captain absent. The Republic have scored just two goals in the process despite creating a host of chances, and Keane’s return to the squad for the final two games of the campaign – they face Portugal in New Jersey during the early hours of Wednesday morning – will come as a boost. The LA Galaxy frontman has a remarkable record for his country – his 131 senior appearances to date have yielded 62 goals – and established himself as the main threat, a burden he insists he is happy to shoulder. Keane said: “Well, it’s the same pressure as I’ve had since I was 17, so that will never change. “I’m going to put pressure on myself more than probably you guys do. “My job is to score goals and it doesn’t matter if I score goals or if it’s Longy [Shane Long] or Wes [Hoolahan] or whoever it is among the other strikers, the important thing is winning games. And certainly if we can score more goals than the opposition, then we have a good chance.” O’Neill, who admitted he did not know if number two Roy Keane’s contract precludes him from taking another job amid speculation he could combine his role with a similar position at Aston Villa, will make changes for the Costa Rica game which will see the Irish, now ranked 70th in the world by FIFA, take on a side currently 42 places better off. The absence of John O’Shea, Seamus Coleman, Ciaran Clark, Damien Delaney and Stephen Ward and strikers Jon Walters, Anthony Stokes, Conor Sammon and Daryl Murphy means there will be chances for other players to stake a claim, and the manager admits there are places still up for grabs in his team to face Georgia in the opening Euro 2016 qualifier in September. O’Neill said: “There are plenty of places up for grabs so of course every performance matters, and I think that’s the way the players are addressing it too. “This is an opportunity for them to play against very, very decent opposition and to try to rule themselves into contention.” Ireland’s ranking has slipped considerably since the heights of the Giovanni Trapattoni era, but O’Neill is adamant that choosing less taxing friendly opponents would do little to prepare his players for the competitive tests which lie ahead. He said: “Not that it matters to me, but if we had gone the other way, if you had given me three or four teams we could have beaten, I’m not sure that would be the best preparation for the European Championships. “Do I think this is the best preparation? I do, yes.” The game will kick off at 8pm local time, when the temperature on Wednesday evening was a humid 83F, although considerably cooler than the 90F-plus in which Keane’s Galaxy played in Chicago on Sunday afternoon. The Irishman was outspoken in the immediate aftermath, and was little less exercised by the decision to play at 3pm four days on. He said: “It’s a lot better playing at 8pm than it is a 3pm in the afternoon on the hottest day in Chicago. “I wasn’t too happy about it because I think if this league wants to progress and wants to move forward, they certainly have to listen to other people. “One of our players felt dizzy during the match and nearly fainted because of the heat and had to be taken off. One of these days something seriously bad is going to happen. “Hopefully we can do something before it happens. It simply does not make sense to have a game at 3pm when it could be easily played at 8pm.” last_img read more

Miami Police: Man Kills Wife, Takes Children Hostage in SWAT Standoff

first_imgA domestic standoff ended tragically in Miami on Saturday night.According to Miami-Dade police, investigators received a call around 9 p.m. in reference to a person being shot at a home near NW 60th Street and 23rd Avenue.Upon arrival, they discovered that a man had shot and killed his wife, then had taken his two children hostage and barricaded himself with the kids, while he was armed with a rifle.Miami Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta says officers attempted to make contact, but were unsuccessful.Special Response Team officers rescued the children through a window, and their father was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the police report. He was taken to the hospital where his condition is currently unknown.last_img read more

Get paid $4,500 to be infected with coronavirus

first_imgA London laboratory is seeking people who are willing to contract the coronavirus.Hvivo, which operates the quarantine lab at Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre, is seeking 24 volunteers to inject with the coronavirus and participate in its flu camp. Volunteers will get paid $4,500.The human lab rats will be given two weaker strands of the virus, which can cause mild respiratory symptoms, and then be given new or existing vaccines.This experiment will help researchers develop new vaccines to combat the coronavirus.According to its website, most trials last between 11 and 14 days.last_img read more

Fulham settle for draw in Croatia

first_imgRNK Split 0 Fulham 0RNK Split’s poor finishing spared Fulham from defeat in the first leg of the Europa League third qualifying round.Fulham’s defence looked shaky, especially in the first half, and appeared to miss the presence of Philippe Senderos, who was named among the substitutes.AdChoices广告RNK’s Ante Erceg found himself through on goal after six minutes but succeeded only in side-footing the ball wide of the target.And Martin Jol’s side survived another scare when Mark Schwarzer was able to make a comfortable catch after an unmarked Bojan Golubović failed to properly connect with Ante Vitaić’s free-kick.Fulham took half an hour to register an effort on goal – and that was a tame long-range shot by Bobby Zamora, which was easily saved by goalkeeper Andrija Vukovic.Jol’s men were better in the second half but still struggled to create clear-cut chances.They endured another worrying moment when substitute Duje Cop turned away from Aaron Hughes and fired into the arms of Schwarzer.And with six minutes left, Cop tricked Chris Baird on the edge of the penalty area but again shot straight at the Fulham keeper.last_img read more

Lagos SWAN Congratulates Sanusi after Contract Extension

first_img“As an association, we rate him so high for his exemplary qualities. He is a stabilizing factor in the Nigerian Football Federation and his level of maturity in the face of opposition and provocation while discharging his duties as the General Secretary is so commendable.”The Lagos SWAN Chairman further tasked the NFF to focus more on grassroots development to unearth more talents for the age grade teams with the long term goal of featuring for the Super Eagles and Super Falcons.He assured the NFF that members of Lagos SWAN will continue to support the federation in their quest to meet their goals.“As critical stakeholders in the sports sector, it is imperative that we join hands with other stakeholders with similar objectives to grow sports in Nigeria.” As watchdogs and members of the fourth estate of the realm, we shall continue to play our roles and hold public office holders accountable when needed and support them where necessary”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Lagos Chapter) has congratulated the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Dr. Mohammed Sanusi over his recent contract extension for another period of five years in office.In a statement issued by its Chairman, Debo Oshundun, he said the re-appointment at the last Annual General Assembly of the NFF held in Benin City, Edo state is a confirmation of the remarkable achievement of the experienced football administrator.Oshundun praised the exemplary qualities of the top NFF chieftain which he said contributed in no small way to the peace currently being enjoyed in Nigerian football.last_img read more