first_imgMembers of the Galloper Wind Farm Ltd (GWFL) project team will be in the Leiston area on Thursday the 25th of February to host two drop-in sessions about the 336 MW Galloper offshore wind farm project. The drop-in sessions will be held on from 12pm to 3pm and 4pm to 7pm local time at the café at Beach View Holiday Park, Sizewell Common, Leiston. Members of the public and interested parties will be able to find out more about the wind farm, and hear details of the construction process and the community investment fund.Toby Edmonds, GWFL Project Director said: “Onshore construction of the wind farm is underway with beach works starting at Sizewell beach in March so we’re keen to see local residents again to provide them with an update and answer any queries. We’re also very excited to have launched our Galloper Wind Farm Fund which will offer £187,000 over 17 years to local projects that contribute to the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There will be more information available at the drop-in sessions, and with the deadline for submissions set for the 22nd of March and grant applications being awarded from April.”Galloper OWF, comprising 56 Siemens 6 MW wind turbines, is an extension of the existing and fully operational Greater Gabbard Wind Farm off the coast of Suffolk. Following community consultation, in-depth site investigations and a thorough examination by the Planning Inspectorate, Galloper was awarded Development Consent in May 2013. On the 30th of October 2015, RWE Innogy announced three new project partners and a number of investment partners for GWFL, signalling Financial Close and enabling the construction of the project to commence.The wind farm, which has grid connection secured, represents an expected investment potential of more than GBP 1.5 billion. It is estimated that the average annual generation expected at the site could be equivalent to the approximate domestic needs of around 336,000 average UK households. The wind farm is expected to commence operation by March 2018.last_img read more

first_imgGhana’s Black Stars are likely to hold camp in the South African city of Nelspruit ahead of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Angola 2010.Nelspruit, the capital of the Mpumalanga Province is situated in North-Eastern South Africa and lies about 100-Kilometers west of Mozambique.Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) told the GNA Sports in Luanda on Saturday that Nelspruit look the most suitable and likely choice for the Stars’ camp in preparation for the 27th edition of the continental soccer showpiece.Nelspruit will also serve as one of the venues for the South Africa 2010 World Cup with the construction of the 40,000 – capacity Mbombela Stadium which also has some standard sporting facilities.Mr Nyantakyi said the decision was yet to be firmed, but Nelspruit remains the strongest choice.“We are considering some venues in South Africa and it will likely be Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga province.” The GFA capo explained that camping for the tournament will start 14-days ahead of the tournament since the foreign legion of the team are expected to be available at least two weeks before the tournament.“During the camping, we will engage in one or two friendly games to fine-tune our preparations and acclimatize to be in good shape.”Despite being drawn in a tough all-West African group alongside Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo, Nyantakyi insists they have their sights on the ultimate.“It’s a very difficult group and all the four teams are neighbours. I think it is the strongest group.“Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire are the best teams, but you can’t underrate any team. In competitions like this, you underrate opponents at your own peril.” The Stars will open their campaign against eastern neighbours, Togo on January 11 in Cabinda, face western neighbours Cote d’Ivoire at the same venue four days later before wrapping up against northern neighbours Burkina Faso on January 19 in Luanda.The Stars, winners in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982 managed a third place finish as hosts of the last edition in 2008.Source: GNAlast_img read more

first_imgWireImage/Ron Galella(NEW YORK) —  Forty years ago today, we met Jack, Janet and Chrissy, as the classic sitcom Three’s Company debuted on ABC. The show, which aired from 1977 to 1984, made stars of John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, who played Janet, and especially Suzanne Somers, who played ditzy blonde bombshell Christmas “Chrissy” Snow.  The show was based on the British sitcom Man about the House, but the premise — a guy and two girls are roommates, but the guy has to pretend he’s gay because the landlord would never allow such living conditions otherwise — probably wouldn’t fly today.Three’s Company had numerous cast changes during its run, starting with Norman Fell and Audra Lindley, who played the landords, The Ropers. They were spun off into their own sitcom, The Ropers, and replaced on Three’s Company by Don Knotts, who played the new landlord, Ralph Furley.Somers then left after a contract dispute and was replaced by Jenilee Harrison, who played her cousin, Cindy.  After that character left, yet another character, Terri, played by Priscilla Barnes, came in as the third roommate.  As the show’s ratings declined, the producers ended Three’s Company and spun off Ritter into a new series, 1984’s Three’s a Crowd, which ended the following year after one season.Ritter went on to a prolific film and TV career, but died unexpectedly in 2003 at age 54 from a heart issue. Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt feuded for years but finally reconciled in 2012.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more