Ideol stated that the focus of the initiative will be to combine the Damping Pool, its floating offshore wind solution, with Kerogen’s international offshore oil & gas expertise and network. “In addition to decreasing the greenhouse gas emissions, powering oil and gas platforms with offshore wind could offer commercial benefits such as increasing available sales volumes and reducing fuel operating costs,” said Jason Cheng, Managing Partner of Kerogen. Ideol has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kerogen Capital to assess the benefits of using offshore wind to power oil & gas platforms. Back in 2018, the French Ideol secured EUR 15 million funding from Kerogen Capital in order to accelerate the commercialization of its floating foundation solution in key geographies. “Teaming up with Ideol offers a combination of our respective expertise in upstream oil & gas and offshore wind to assess power to platform opportunities, starting with long-life projects in the North Sea area.” The collaboration aims to identify and promote differentiating value propositions when substituting hydrocarbon powered generators of oil & gas production platforms with floating wind systems to improve the operational, commercial and environmental sustainability of the offshore facilities.
The Cincinnati Reds today announced they are replacing manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins.Effective immediately, bench coach Jim Riggleman will serve as the interim manager, Class AAA Louisville manager Pat Kelly will be promoted to serve as interim bench coach, and Class AA Pensacola pitching coach Danny Darwin will join the Reds’ Major League staff as a pitching coach.Later in the year, the team will conduct a thorough managerial search for a permanent replacement.“At this time, we felt a change needed to happen in order to begin the process of getting this team back on the right track. We realize it is early in the season but feel it is important to be proactive,” said President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Dick Williams. “In addition to these staff changes, we will continue to examine all aspects of Baseball Operations to ensure we are doing everything we can to improve.”Riggleman managed in all or parts of 12 Major League seasons with the San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals. He led the 1998 Cubs team to the National League Wild Card game.
RelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Djokovic fined $10,000 for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ Novak Djokovic will decide over the next couple of days whether he will pull out of the Japan Open.The world No 1 returned to training following a shoulder injury earlier this week.The Serbian had not taken to a tennis court since withdrawing from his US Open fourth-round clash with Stan Wawrinka while two sets down.And Djokovic feels he may need more time to recover before he starts the defence of his Shanghai Masters title in a fortnight.“I have been training without pain for two days and that makes me optimistic about the idea of fulfilling my calendar,” Djokovic said.“Between today and tomorrow, I will decide if I play Tokyo, but I feel safe in Shanghai.”Djokovic has entered next week’s Japan Open but he may instead take another week to recover from his shoulder issue.The 16-time Grand Slam winner is defending 2,600 points in the remaining event this year.After Shanghai, the 32-year-old plans to travel to the Paris Masters and ATP Finals at London’s O2 Arena.And Djokovic will be looking to make amends for withdrawing from the US Open.“I’m sorry for the crowd. They came to see a full match, but it wasn’t to be,” Djokovic said after pulling out of the US Open.“I mean, a lot of people didn’t know what’s happening, so you cannot blame them [for booing].“It is very frustrating. Of course it hurts that I had to retire.“Some days the pain has been higher, some days with less intensity.“Obviously I was taking different stuff to kill the pain instantly. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.” Tags: Novak Djokovic
Newcastle have finally made a January transfer breakthrough after landing Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong on loan for the rest of the season. The move came hours after Newcastle tabled a bid described by club insiders as “substantial” for Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier, a man they have scouted as a possible replacement following the sale of fellow France international Yohan Cabaye to Paris St Germain. De Jong’s arrival could hardly have proved more timely with leading scorer Loic Remy set to sit out the club’s next three games after being sent off during Tuesday night’s frustrating 0-0 draw at Norwich, a fixture fellow frontman Papiss Cisse missed with a back injury. Yoan Gouffran, who has been playing in a wide midfield position for much of the season but is a striker by trade, was also conspicuous by his absence at Carrow Road because of a fitness concern. Shoulder neither he nor Cisse recover in time for Saturday’s derby clash with Sunderland at St James’ Park, manager Alan Pardew would face a major decision over whether or not to involve De Jong, who has not made a single start for Gladbach so far this season having been cast in the role of perennial late – and more often than not, very late – substitute. However, De Jong said: “It has been a tough season for me so far, but I am here to play games and want to be important for the team, and successful with goals and assists. “I am really looking forward to playing for Newcastle.” The Dutchman has been in Newcastle’s sights for some time, with the Tyneside club having first tried to land him 18 months ago before he opted for the Bundesliga. They now hope a career which has stalled somewhat can be revived in England. Press Association The 23-year-old, who will wear the number 18 shirt, underwent a medical on Tyneside on Wednesday before formally completing a temporary switch to the Magpies, who have also negotiated an option to buy the player in the summer. De Jong said in a statement: “Newcastle is a great club and I have a good feeling about it. I am very impressed with the stadium and training ground and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone I have met.” Director of football Joe Kinnear said: “We are delighted to bring Luuk de Jong to the club. “He has an excellent pedigree and will add significantly to our striking options. “We have been watching him for a little while now and I am sure he will prove to be a valuable acquisition for us. “He’s a great character and a proven goalscorer who I know is very keen to replicate the prolific form he showed for FC Twente in the Eredivisie.” De Jong’s arrival was already planned before Cabaye’s big-money departure for PSG, and Pardew has left owner Mike Ashley and Kinnear in little doubt that he expects him to be replaced ahead of Friday night’s 11pm deadline. That, of course, did not happen when striker Andy Carroll left the club in a £35million move to Liverpool on the final day of the window in January 2011. But this time around, the Magpies have slightly more time to implement the contingency plan they drew up just in case they did receive an offer they could not refuse for the £20million-rated Cabaye, and they have moved swiftly to do so. Grenier, who has scored 12 goals in 89 appearances for Lyon, was one of a series of potential targets identified and Newcastle are now working to thrash out a deal which would see the 23-year-old plug the sizeable gap left in Pardew’s team. However, his current manager Remi Garde has voiced his hope that the player will not be sold this month, and it remains to be seen whether or not the Magpies can tempt the Ligue 1 club to part with him. Meanwhile, Newcastle have insisted Cabaye left with their best wishes as he sought a return to Champions League football. A spokesman said: “Newcastle United have benefited significantly from Yohan’s talents since his arrival from Lille in the summer of 2011, and the player has likewise benefited, developing hugely during his time on Tyneside. “The club wanted to keep him but the lure of Champions League football and the prospect of being involved in the sporting project at PSG was an opportunity that Yohan made very clear to us he wanted to take. “Yohan leaves the club with our best wishes for his future at PSG and, hopefully, as part of the French national squad for this summer’s World Cup.”
Peg your jeans and get ready to start Livin’ On The Edge, 90s geeks! A blast from your boozy beverage past is making a comeback. They’re bottling Zima again.Yes, Zima… The drink that made Greendale Community College alumnus Luis Guzman “dude, I wouldn’t clean my floor with this” will soon be heading to your favorite beer vendors. Not everyone feels the same way about Zima as Luis, of course.Like so many 90s trends, Zima had a pretty loyal following back in the day. MadTV fans might remember it being the preferred drink of Rusty Miller. And, hey, if Crystal Pepsi is worth bringing back for round two then clearly Zima deserves another shot.AdChoices广告Zima had a pretty good run. Coors started bottling it way back in 1993 and it was popular enough to stick around on store shelves until 2008. What ended Zima’s 15-year run? Pete Coors himself told Ad Age how things went down.“We decided to do Zima Gold, which was a huge disaster,” he said. They also made the decision to nix Zima’s trademark fluted bottle with a smooth, generic one which, Coors said “killed the brand, frankly.”Like a lot of trendy American products, Zima remained big in Japan. And now that innumerable other 90s fads are making a comeback, Molson-Coors decided that the time was right to bring the lightly carbonated malt beverage that offered “Zomething different” back for the “one of the zillion fans who have missed Zima.”If you count yourself among them, you’ll have to move quickly. It’s reportedly only being offered for a limited time. Of course, you could say the original Zima was, too, so you may be able to buy it until 2032 for all we know.
Emirates has announced it will launch a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on 15 December 2016, serving the South Florida area, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach. This will be Emirates’ 11th passenger route in the United States.The airline will operate a GE-powered US-built Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a three-class configuration on the route, offering eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats for travellers, and up to 15 tonnes of bellyhold cargo for shippers.“Fort Lauderdale and Miami are two of America’s most exciting destinations for leisure and business travel,” said Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline. “Broward County and Dade County combined to host more than 25 million visitors last year, mainly from the United States and Latin America.”He added: “We anticipate our service will contribute to the economy of South Florida by bringing new travellers to the area from across our route network, at the same time offering greater competitive choice for consumers and new one-stop passenger and air cargo connectivity for the region to the global destinations that we serve. We launched our non-stop Dubai-Orlando service roughly a year ago and its strong performance encouraged us to select Fort Lauderdale as our 11th US destination.”“Broward County is honored that Emirates airline has selected FLL as their gateway to our vibrant and exciting destination,” said Marty Kiar, Broward County Mayor. “This non-stop service will allow world travellers to experience our sun-drenched beaches to the majestic beauty of the Everglades and all the sensational attractions of a cosmopolitan area. Additionally, our residents can now explore the Middle East and the other 150 plus cities served by this world class airline.”“Amid seemingly endless airline consolidation and diminishing value for travellers, this new service from Emirates is a welcome development,” said US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “When international airlines open new routes to US airports, providing supply where there is previously unmet demand, both flyers and local economies benefit enormously from higher customer service standards and the good, non-exportable jobs fuelled by increased travel. We hope to see more of this type of service expansion, which provides a much-needed infusion of connectivity and healthy competition into our aviation market.”