Innogy has filed an application for further seabed surveys and the installation of buoy mounted equipment at the Dublin Array offshore wind project in Ireland.Innogy applied to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in September for a license under the Foreshore Act to enable the project to undertake further surveys and to install equipment to provide data on weather and sea conditions.The collected information will be used to progress the engineering design and to inform the ongoing environmental assessments required as part of the consent process.Consent of this Foreshore license will enable innogy to continue with the development of the project, while the company plans to submit an application for the planning consent in 2021.Dublin Array is being developed on the Kish and Bray Banks in the Irish Sea at a project site located 10km offshore. The project, owned by innogy and Saorgus Energy, has a potential capacity of at least 600MW.A stakeholder and community engagement program is planned for 2020.
Moscow, July 4: England coach Gareth Southgate said his men have created their own history and the team wanted to win more after their victory over Colombia in the World Cup.England won the World Cup round of 16 game at the Spartak Stadium beating Colombia 4-3 on penalties to reach the quarterfinals. The score was 1-1 after 90 minutes. It is the first time that England has won a penalty shootout in World Cup history.Southgate said at a post-match press conference on Tuesday that the victory was a really important moment, reports Xinhua news agency.“Not just winning the shootout but having to suffer at the end of the game in a stadium there were huge numbers of Colombian fans and we felt like an away fixture. Tonight, we showed we don’t have to conform to what’s gone before. We have created our own history, and I don’t want to go home yet,” he said.Southgate also hopes the result will give belief to “generations of (English) players that will follow”. The coach revealed that his team has prepared for a penalty shootout situation.“We’d talked about owning the process, and we got the rewards tonight. We looked at individual techniques and how we needed to be as a team. The goalkeepers have been very important in that as well,” the 47-year-old coach said.After defeating Colombia, England will face Sweden in the quarterfinals on July 7 in Samara and winners of that match will play either Russia or Croatia on July 11.Southgate said the match against Sweden will be difficult.“Sweden is another team we have a poor record against, who we’ve underestimated in the past. We know exactly how they play and it’s going to be a real tough test,” he said. (IANS)
New Delhi: Eight state units out of the 38 were on Thursday barred from attending the BCCI Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on October 23 due to non-compliance in their amended constitutions. The picture on who will be attending the AGM became clear after BCCI electoral officer N Gopalaswami released the final electoral roll. Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Maharashtra, Railways, Services and Association of Indian Universities (AIU) will not have any voting rights in case there is an election during the scheduled AGM. The three government institutions — Railways, Services and AIU — were barred as they failed to form a players’ association. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is the nominated representative from Cricket Association of Bengal, a body which he is heading. Mohammad Azharuddin, another former India captain, will be representing the Hyderabad Cricket Association. Rajat Sharma (Delhi), Jay Shah (Saurashtra), Arun Singh Dhumal (Himachal Pradesh) and Brijesh Patel (Karnataka) are among the other nominated representatives. Most of the barred state units are likely to challenge the decision in court and that could put the AGM in jeopardy. Also Read | Tamil Nadu, Haryana And Maharashtra Cricket Associations Barred From BCCI AGM By CoA”Yes we are aware of the electoral officer releasing the final electoral rolls. We will be moving the Supreme Court on Monday,” a TNCA source told PTI. Tamil Nadu, which is under the control of former BCCI president N Srinivasan, was supposed to be represented by its secretary SS Ramasamy while Haryana, under the rule of outgoing treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry, was set to be represented by Mrinal Ojha. Also Read | Why BCCI, MS Dhoni are on the back foot in Army insignia row with ICC?The TNCA, which recently elected Srinivasan’s daughter Rupa Gurunath, had 21 violations in their amended constitution, including non-compliance in age cap (over 70 years), tenure of cooling off period being a few major ones. Even after they complied with a few later on, they didn’t adhere to the major reforms and had taken a tough stand that it is not in CoA’s authority to debar any state unit as its job is to merely file status report on compliance.Haryana and Maharashtra also toed the same line. Former IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, who was supposed to be Uttar Pradesh’s representative at the AGM, has been barred for submitting a false affidavit. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
University of Wisconsin sophomore D’Mitrik Trice has been absent since Dec. 9 after a right-foot injury ruled the starting point guard out.Now, Trice appears to be nearing a return, following clearance for practice last week.According to Bucky’s 5th Quarter, UW men’s basketball coach Greg Gard said he was unsure as to when Trice could return to action. But Trice’s progress thus far hints that a return could be coming soon.“I’ll visit with our training staff here after practice and see what they’re recommending, where he’s at, how he feels here today after practice,” Gard said. “We haven’t been given a definitive time yet—how soon it will be, how much it will be, when it is when he does get a chance to come back. He is on somewhat of a pitch count here today so we tried to limit it and ease him back in.”Men’s basketball: Badgers to face toughest game this season against MSU SpartansThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is gearing up for a pivotal matchup against the Michigan State Spartans, looking Read…Originally, Trice’s injury timeline was speculated to be at least a month from his surgery in mid-December. Despite Gard’s non-committal response at a return-date one could assume that Trice will be ready within the coming weeks. But should he play?Since Trice’s injury, the Badgers have gone 6-5, but mostly against subpar competition. The only major conference team they were able to defeat was Illinois last week.With a NCAA tournament bid seeming more and more out of reach, some may believe it would make sense to sit Trice for the remainder of the season to allow more time for the foot to completely heal.While this strategy may prove valid to a team with experienced role players, Wisconsin’s young roster needs all the veteran leadership they can get. Since Trice’s injury, the Badgers have looked unsure on the court, with players often deciding to pass to the star forward Ethan Happ in double coverage rather than looking for or creating better shots.Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin loses big in IowaThe injury-ridden Badgers could not compete against a surging Hawkeye offense Tuesday night in Iowa City. Wisconsin (10-11, 3-5 Big Read…Brad Davison has replaced Trice as the primary ball handler during his 11-game absence. Over this time, Davison has done his best to distribute the ball, garnering 34 assists.But in doing so, Davison has also turned the ball over 35 times. For comparison, during his 10 games this season, Trice has 23 assists to only 10 turnovers.For a team that has historically prided itself in basketball fundamentals, Davison’s turnovers are simply too high at the point guard position. While the freshman shows great promise for the future, his current role is probably best as an off ball shooter.Even with Wisconsin’s tournament chances appearing bleak, a more experienced facilitator like Trice would help teach a young and impressionable roster how to take care of the basketball going forward.Wisconsin has just entered the bulk of their Big Ten schedule with 10 games still remaining in the regular season. Even if they ran the table in these games, their tournament hopes would still be in question. Still — a slim chance remains if the Badgers are able to get hot, win the Big Ten tournament and receive the automatic bid for March Madness.Badger basketball suffers minor setback during mid-seasonHistorically, University of Wisconsin men’s basketball’s greatest strength has been the program’s ability to recruit and develop dependable four-year players. Read…With this possibility still on the table, Coach Gard should reintegrate Trice as soon as he’s healthy and at least end this season on a positive note.Despite a year of turmoil, the future still looks bright in Madison. Next year will be Ethan Happ’s final season with the team, injured guard Kobe King will be returning and the other young players on the roster will have hopefully progressed in their development. That being said, Wisconsin has made 19 consecutive NCAA tournaments and Trice’s presence will give them their best shot at continuing that incredible run.Though Trice’s status has not been updated since his return to practice last week, his next opportunity to play would be Thursday, Feb. 1 in Madison.
Parma has lost its appeal against a decision not to grant it a UEFA license for next season and Torino will take its place in the Europa League.The Italian football federation denied Parma the license after a mistake saw the club underpay a tax bill by 300,000 euros ($408,000).On Thursday, Italy’s High Court rejected Parma’s appeal. The club is likely to take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Pending the outcome of that appeal, Torino has been awarded Parma’s place in next season’s Europa League.Torino missed out on European football with virtually the last kick of the season, finishing a point and a place behind Parma in the Serie A standings.