PitPoint opens rebuilt Zwolle LNG fueling station

first_imgCommenting on the rebuild process, Joost de Ruijter, sales & business development manager at PitPoint.LNG, said, “We are very glad that we were able to make this station operational on schedule – despite the coronavirus crisis. Our customers made a major contribution to the end-result by testing the station together with us for further optimisation.” Dutch company PitPoint said it has reopened the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station in Zwolle. To remind, the Zwolle LNG facility is the first public station in the Netherlands, PitPoint said. PitPoint added that more and more carriers are switching to LNG because of both environmental and financial advantages. Image courtesy of PitPoint The new station will operate 24/7, has two LNG pumps and three staging areas for trucks that run on LNG. The Zwolle LNG station is the only one of its kind in the province Overijssel. Therefore, it is considered to be an important station by an increasing number of carriers. The facility has undergone a complete renovation, the company said in its statement. The station now has four times more LNG storage capacity than it had previously as a response to the increasing demand. Thanks to the larger LNG storage tank and an additional LNG pump, drivers no longer need to wait on each other but can refuel simultaneously, the statement reads.last_img read more

Nudists upset beach residents

first_imgBay of Plenty Times 26 April 2012Papamoa Beach residents upset with “unsavoury” nudists are meeting Tauranga Mayor Stuart Crosby tonight in an effort to solve the problem. The meeting is a standard Neighbourhood Watch meeting but will have special emphasis on efforts to remove nudists from the beach, resident Shaun Gallagher said. Mr Gallagher said the behaviour, which included homosexual activity, from nudists in the Sunbrae Grove area had become so offensive it had scared off residents. “As a result of what has been happening and the fact these people are appearing more and more bold and coming closer and closer to where we live on the beach … there are older ladies who just don’t go on the beach anymore,” Mr Gallagher said. “We feel what has happened here is totally inappropriate. “If they want to take their clothes off, try doing it at Mount main beach or Papamoa Palm Beach Plaza, see how far they can get.” The nude beach started more than 40 years ago and began when there were few residents nearby. Mr Gallagher said Papamoa Beach was now a family placehttp://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/nudists-upset-beach-residents/1358751/Residents’ meeting a ‘success’Bay of Plenty Times 27 April 2012A meeting with Tauranga’s mayor sparked by Papamoa residents concerned by nudist behaviour in their area has been labelled a success.   The meeting was held last night after a call from residents in the Sunbrae Grove area fed up with offensive behaviour from nudists.   This behaviour, mainly homosexual activity in sand dunes and excessive exhibitionism, had scared some residents away from using the beach or walking their dogs.   Mayor Stuart Crosby, who was specially invited, said most people at the meeting were not upset with nudists providing they were discreet. “It wasn’t really ‘let’s ban nudists’. The problem they had was with those people who deliberately get up and parade in front of people in the beach, particularly with children,” Mr Crosby said.   “Then there’s the higher level of sexual behaviour of some nudists on the beach and in the sand dunes.”http://m.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/residents-meeting-a-success/1360214/Residents draw line in the sand on nuditySunday Star Times 29 April 2012….It’s a problem repeated at beaches around the country. Last month police were called after a man was photographed in a “state of arousal” on a Kapiti beach, and there has been a steady stream of complaints about gay sex on the beach at Rabbit Island in Nelson and Ladies Bay in Auckland. The stretch of beach near Sunbrae Grove at Papamoa has been known as a nudist spot since the 60s and used to be deserted farmland, but as development has encroached further, there have been more and more complaints. It is also a well-known gay meeting place.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6824571/Residents-draw-line-in-the-sand-on-nuditylast_img read more

OECS celebrates 31st anniversary in Toronto

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews OECS celebrates 31st anniversary in Toronto by: – June 25, 2012 OECS flag. Photo credit: thewestindiannews.comTORONTO, Canada — In celebration of the 31st Anniversary of the Founding of Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the OECS interim national council (Canada), via the cultural and entertainment standing committee, hosted a reception on Friday in Toronto, Canada.The celebration showcased business entrepreneurs’ products and services, and staged a cultural market place with fashion designers and models lighting up the catwalk with trendy outfits.OECS nationals and others were warmly received by Consul/Liaison Officer, E. Bernard John. Community messages and remarks, we delivered by consuls general and consuls from all member states.Chairman of the OECS working group, Honorary Consul General of St Kitts and Nevis, John Allen, performed double duty, delivering his community message and reading a message from current OECS chairman, Dr Kenny Anthony, prime minister of St Lucia.Anthony’s message referenced the signing in St Kitts on June 18, 1981, of the Treaty of Basseterre and the strong links that exist with the larger community.“We are currently moving towards the creation of a new entity to regulate the energy sector across our islands, using a model similar to the successful ECTEL agency for telecoms,” he said.Anthony also noted that steps are being taken to “pool our resources to provide a stronger thrust in our foreign policy. The recently revised Treaty of Basseterre is now making way for political architecture and opportunities for deeper collaboration across our governments and our institutions.”The OECS must continue to see how it can better integrate its population, to grow and prosper across boundaries, disciplines and accents and that our islands remain open for business and intend on becoming world class participants, said Anthony.His message continued , “August of this year, we will witness, in Antigua, the commencement of the OECS Assembly, which will see representatives from all our parliaments, both government and opposition, meeting and debating legislation that has a basis throughout our Caribbean sub-region.”Acknowledgment was given to “the government of Canada through CIDA for many years supported major development projects in our islands, from schools to airports — to be one of the most important source markets for visitors, despite the global economic recession.”With business entrepreneurs and models buzzing in the corridors, the fashion and cultural performance certainly reminded all that the Caribbean is one family. The colourful display of fabrics, artistry and funfair produced by the standing committee, cultural and entertainment chair, Eulalie Walling-Sampson and co-chair Lorraine Delsol, were exemplary of the islands indigenous creative arts.Caribbean citizens form an integral part of Canadian multiculturalism and the rich culture that is displayed at CARIBANA, so mark your calendar July 17 to August 5, 2012.The warmth of the islands is alive and well, the fusion of ideas and partnerships is great in the Diaspora. And in so doing, the technological space will permit a live feed for next year’s celebration and performance. Caribbean News Now Tweetcenter_img 18 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Parents: 6-year-old thrown out of bus window by bully

first_imgThe parents of a 6-year-old boy says they are relocating their family after one of their sons was thrown out of a moving school bus by a bully.The incident occurred in Baltimore County earlier this month.First grader, Jacion Kight told police that an older student who bullies others called him to the back of the bus. When Jacion arrived to the back of the bus, the other student pressed the emergency button on the bus to open a window and threw him out of it.“He dumped me out the window, and I landed on the street,” Jacion told Project Baltimore. “No car didn’t run me over.”Jacion was knocked unconscious and rushed to the hospital.“I’m scared to death. I show up, and he’s already in the back of the ambulance,” Jacion’s father, Brian Kight said. “And I didn’t even get to talk to nobody because the ambulance was in a very big rush to pull off. So, I jumped in the ambulance. I was thinking I might be losing my child. And it was terrifying.”Jacion suffered “frontal skull fractures with small head bleed,” and was hospitalized for three days in addition to being placed on anti-seizure medication.Kight told reporters that this was not the first incident where his children have been bullied by older students on the bus but he has had enough. He detailed that months prior, his children came running home scared after an incident that occurred with the bullies.“Because of this. My children actually approached me and said that, ‘We are scared to go back to that school. Do we have to go?’ And I’m a parent. I love my children,” Kight said. “And with them saying that and the look on their faces, I can’t send them back there. I can’t.The father says has since quit his job and pulled his six children out of school in preparation to move due to the incident.Kight also hired a lawyer with the possibility of suing the school for not stepping in.“As a parent, I’m angry Because as parents we send our children to school to learn and to be safe,” Attorney Ivan Bates told Project Baltimore. “My first instinct was to make sure he was okay. Once he was okay, and once we talked a little bit more, I knew he needed help, and then I knew I was going to take the case.”Baltimore County Public Schools reported that they were notified about the incident the day that it happened, however, the do not have any further comments.last_img read more

MMA Sailors Wrap Up Season

first_imgCASTINE — With final exams upon them and the spring training cruise looming, the Maine Maritime Academy sailing team closed out its season last weekend sending crews to race in service academy regattas on both Buzzards Bay and Chesapeake Bay.The offshore sailing team traveled to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., to race Colgate 26 sloops in the Intrepid Cup regatta. The dinghy team sent a freshman crew to Massachusetts Maritime Academy to race for the Priddy Trophy in an all-freshman event.Sailing in the Priddy regatta, skipper Chris Poole and crew William McLean finished fourth in a fleet of 11. With 52 points in 11 races, the Mariners finished just 10 points behind third-place finisher Salve Regina.  Things were better in Annapolis, and worse.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLast year the Mariners offshore sailing team shocked a lot of experts by winning the Intrepid Trophy, one of collegiate sailing’s top match racing events, at Navy. They also won the inaugural edition of the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) Harbor Cup regatta in California.The fleet this year drew a dozen teams, and the Mariners almost repeated last year’s victory.Sailing 11 races, MMA finished in a dead heat with the Privateers of the State University of New York’s Maritime College. Both teams had only a single loss, but MMA’s loss was to SUNY, so the Privateers held the tiebreaker.According to Brown, the Mariners should have garnered second place, but a protest by Navy pushed MMA back to third. The problem, was a shortage of judges on the water, Brown said. If there aren’t enough judges, a crew often won’t know that it has violated a rule until the race is over.  “They sailed better than anybody,” Brown said, “but once it went to the room,” where protests hearings are held, “they couldn’t exonerate themselves.”For more maritime news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by Nicole Ouellette (see all) Hold the pickles and the piercings, please – April 28, 2015 Nicole OuelletteColumnist at Breaking Even CommunicationsWhen Nicole isn’t giving advice she’s completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who’ll talk back. asknicole@ellsworthamerican.com Biocenter_img Latest Posts Kickstarter has lots of gray areas – May 5, 2015 Ask Nicole: What do I do about ignorant Internet commenters? – April 21, 2015last_img read more

Tiger Boys 6th, Girls 9th in MPA

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio admin This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest posts by admin (see all) SULLIVAN — The Sumner Tiger boys upped their record to 4-2 with wins of 4-1 over Stearns and 3-2 over Lee Academy this week, while the Sumner girls are 2-4.In the Class C standings the Sumner Tiger boys are sixth and the girls are ninth. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Postslast_img read more

Belarus Premier League Attracts Global Attention as it Plays on

first_imgFootball is suspended in the UK and across most of world because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic – but the game rolls on in Belarus.The Belarusian Premier League rarely gets a mention in normal circumstances yet it is attracting attention from foreign fans as one of the few places around the globe – and the only place in Europe – where football is still being played.On Saturday, there were six top-flight games in the eastern European country including the derby between FC Minsk and Dinamo Minsk watched by a capacity 3,000 crowd in Belarus’ capital. “It so happened that this derby was practically the only official football match on earth,” read Dinamo’s match report after their 3-2 defeat.There have been fewer than 100 cases and no deaths from coronavirus in the former Soviet republic, which has a population of around 9.5million people.While most European countries are quarantining their citizens and shutting borders, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is not worried and has even suggested citizens drink vodka to combat the disease.Belarus Football Federation spokesman Aleksandr Aleinik said precautions were being taken to allow games to go ahead.“We’ve taken all the measures recommended by the Sports Ministry. All those who are in contact with fans are supplied with gloves,” he added.The decision to carry on has helped the Belarus Football Federation secure broadcasting deals with sports networks in 10 countries, including Russia, Israel and India, where fans have been left with nothing to watch.Aleinik called it an “unprecedented situation”.Dinamo Minsk, seven-time Premier League winners, had a player sent off in the 58th minute as they lost to neighbours FC Minsk, who lead the table two games into the 2020 season.Alexander Strok, a Dinamo Minsk spokesman, hopes the international attention will help the players “get more responsible” after two straight defeats.Fans around the world have been posting messages about football in Belarus on social media with Starboard Wunmi tweeting: “You know you’re obsessed with football when you’re checking out the recent form of Slutsk and Dinamo Brest before their games kicks off in the Belarus Premier League.”David Watson added: “By the end of this everyone will have a team they support in Belarus.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sherwood parts ways from Villa

first_imgNewcastle on the other hand will be hoping to maintain their good form from last weekend, where they ran out 6-2 winners over strugglers norwich.All eyes will then be fixed on the Manchester Derby, when Manuel Pellegrini’s side travel to face Manchester united at Old Trafford.City are without the injured Sergio Aguero and David Silva, meanwhile Wayne Rooney will be hoping to get on the scoresheet. The 30-year-old striker is the highest scorer in the Manchester Derby with 11 goals.Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says that his side must control their emotions.That Kicks off at 5 past 2. Elsewhere, Tottenham make the trip to face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.At 4:15 the final game of the day gets underway when Liverpool host Southamton.Jurgen Klopp is still searching for his first victory as manager after disappointing draws at Tottenham last week and against Rubin Kazan midweek. The club are yet to release a statement.Elsewhere,  Its derby day today in the Premier League, with action kicking off from midday day.First up is the Wear Tyne Derby at the Stadium of Light where Sunderland will be searching for their first win of the season under new manager Sam Allardyce.last_img read more

Stats Perform locks up ‘Big May’ by adding esports and darts content

first_imgShare Submit Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 Stats Perform has significantly expanded its betting-related content to help bookmaker clients navigate lockdown complexities, facing the global downturn in live sports content. The sports-tech innovation studio detailed that it will amplify its Watch&Bet service for bookmakers by adding new esports and PDC Darts programming.  Securing a partnership with leading pro-esports organisation BLAST, Watch&Bet will showcase the popular BLAST CS:GO ‘Spring Series Showdown’, – an ‘esports festival’ running matchdays and tournaments from May to June of this year. Detailing further esports developments, Stats Perform has worked with BLAST in producing its new ‘Rising Series’ – a brand new CS:GO tournament format that will be launched and streamed on the  Watch&Bet platform from 4 May.Branded as a major coup by Stats Perform, Watch&Bet has also secured the rights to live-stream PDC Darts’ ‘Unibet Home Tour’.Currently finishing its group stages, the PDC Home Tour comprises 32 consecutive nights of live-action darts. Featuring darts’ leading players, the PDC has captured a global audience, keeping sports fans enthralled during national lockdown.Gearing up for a ‘big May’, Stats Perform Chief Rights Officer Alex Rice commented: “We are pleased to bring these new properties to the licensed betting market, and help our clients during a period when high-quality live-action is at a premium. “Live streams help bettors make more informed betting decisions and create a more complete betting entertainment experience, and we are working hard to find and develop more quality properties that will have a similar impact during this period.” Stats Perform extends NBL data and streaming deal July 13, 2020 Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

Should Lakers fans be worried about Reggie Jackson signing with the Clippers?

first_imgReggie Jackson signed with the Clippers after being bought out by the Pistons on Tuesday, according to ESPN. The Lakers, who have been searching for backcourt help, were reportedly hopeful they could sign the veteran point guard ahead of their rival.Jackson has been an enigma throughout his NBA career. He has at times been a prolific scorer and pick-and-roll threat, but he has also been plagued by inefficient shooting. The Clippers, who already acquired Marcus Morris at the trade deadline to fortify their bench, would love the 29-year-old to pick up offensive responsibilities alongside Lou Williams when the backup unit is on the floor. Most important, though, is the injury insurance Jackson will provide the already deep Clippers. Patrick Beverley is currently out with a groin injury, and it’s unknown when he’ll return.Who could the Lakers turn to now?Last week, the Lakers were reportedly considering Dion Waiters after he was let go by the Grizzlies (who had acquired him from Miami). JR Smith has also been on their radar.It’s possible other guards will be bought out, though it seems unlikely someone of Jackson’s caliber will become available to the Lakers. MORE: NBA All-Star anthems have been suspect of lateThe Lakers missed out on bringing in a guard at the deadline, and they were unable to convince Darren Collison to come out of retirement. So, how much does losing the Jackson sweepstakes hurt them as they try to best the Clippers atop the Western Conference? Here is a breakdown of the situation:How might Reggie Jackson have helped the Lakers?The Lakers have struggled to fill the gaps when point-LeBron James isn’t in the game. Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley have been disappointments, and the team has been actively looking for ways to improve its backcourt rotation via outside additions.Jackson would have almost certainly been a step up for Los Angeles’ bench, and his recent play for the Pistons after missing two months to injury suggests his possible pairing with Kyle Kuzma would have been effective. Jackson has averaged 16.6 points and 5.3 assists in 12 contests since returning from back problems, and Detroit outscored its opponents by an average of 3.9 points per game when he was on the floor, as opposed to being outscored by 5.5 points per game when he sat. He meshed with stretch-forward Christian Wood, and he also shot 39 percent from deep.MORE: NBA All-Star winners and losersWill Reggie Jackson actually make the Clippers better?It’s impossible to know for sure.As mentioned earlier, Jackson can be locked in and productive for long stretches and then underwhelming at other points. A winning situation — something he didn’t see much of in Detroit — could help him find consistency, as could an array of sharpshooters he can find after driving into the lane. The passion he plays with will be fun to watch alongside Montrezl Harrell, an energetic big man who will likely run plenty of pick-and-rolls with him.The Clippers top bench unit could look something like this moving forward: Jackson, Lou Williams/Landry Shamet, Marcus Morris, JaMychal Green, Harrell. That’s a pretty great group of role players that looks much better than what the Lakers currently have to offer.last_img read more