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The Offshore WIND editorial staff brings the most read news in 2017 chosen by you, our readers. From new technologies in the offshore wind industry to the development of subsidy-free bids, 2017 has shown us that the sector is developing faster than anyone had anticipated.Artificial North Sea Island Plan Moves AheadTenneT Netherlands, Energinet.dk and TenneT Germany agreed on developing the North Sea Wind Power Hub project during the North Seas Energy Forum in Brussels on 23 March, in the presence of Maroš Šefčovič, European Commissioner for Energy Union.Germany Accepts First Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Auction BidGermany’s Bundesnetzagentur has selected three offshore wind projects by Ørsted, previously DONG Energy, and one project by EnBW in the first auction for grid connections and funding for existing offshore wind farm projects, with at least one of the developers offering the lowest price bid of 0.00 Euro cents per kilowatt-hour.MHI Vestas Launches 9.5 MW Offshore Wind TurbineMHI Vestas Offshore Wind has launched the V164-9.5 MW wind turbine to re-affirm the company’s drive to lower the cost of energy for offshore wind.MHI Vestas Turbine Catches Fire at Østerild Test CentreAn MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark.SBM Offshore: Floating Wind Technology Is the FuturePilot floating wind farm projects such as the ones recently approved in France provide floating technology developers with a chance to demonstrate that their products can be a part of the future energy mix, Joost Heemskerk, SBM Offshore’s Renewable Energy Product Line Director told Offshore WIND.UK Govt Clearing Path for April CfD Allocation RoundThe UK Government announced the opening of the second Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round on 3 April, making a total of GBP 290 million available for renewable energy projects, including offshore wind.Siemens Wind Power CEO to Head Siemens-Gamesa Offshore BusinessSiemens Wind Power announced that its CEO Markus Tacke would head the Offshore business at the new company established by Siemens and Gamesa – Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.DONG Explains the Thinking Behind Subsidy-Free BidsDONG Energy has revealed the factors behind the decision to place two zero subsidy bids in the first round of offshore wind auctions in Germany.Taiwan Reaffirms 20%-by-2025 Renewable Energy TargetTaiwan’s government plans to phase out nuclear power plants and have an energy mix containing 50% natural gas, 30% coal and 20% renewable energy by 2025. The country’s energy plan, announced by Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, also involves improvement of the power distribution system.Three Offshore Wind Projects Secure Contracts for Difference as Strike Prices Go DownThe UK government has awarded three offshore wind projects with Contracts for Difference (CfD) in the second round of auctions with strike prices going as low as GBP 57.50/MWh for projects scheduled for commissioning in 2022/23.
A long mid-season hiatus can either refresh a team or make it stale, and the Marcellus girls basketball team certainly didn’t want to fall into the latter category.When the 7-1 Mustangs took the court for last Monday’s game at Solvay, it had not played since a Dec. 20 win at Homer, only having a scrimmage with Liverpool during its hiatus, which spanned more than two weeks.But any concerns about Marcellus losing its competitive edge dissipated in a hurry as it jumped all over Solvay and didn’t let up until it had registered a 64-29 victory over the Bearcats.With full-court pressure causing a string of turnovers, the Mustangs got an early 15-4 edge, but saved its best work for a second-quarter stretch where, in four-plus minutes, it had 22 unanswered points.Katie MacLachlan put up all of her 15 points in the first half, with Samantha Wynne earning a team-best 16 points. Hannah Durand got nine points, with Sarah Fallon earning seven points and Emma MacLachlan adding six points.The fun continued Wednesday as the Mustangs struggled early against Homer, but rode a sensational second-half performance from Katie MacLachlan to put away the Trojans 75-48.Homer did well early and led, 30-26, at halftime, only to have MacLachlan start to catch fire from the field in the third quarter, sparking a 23-6 run that gave Marcellus the lead for good.Everything seemed to fall for MacLachlan, who by night’s end had hit on 13 field goals, seven of them 3-pointers, adding three throws and finishing with 39 points.Mostly, the other Mustangs were glad to cede the production, though Durand did get 10 points as Sarah Kellar had seven points and Wynne earned six points.In Friday’s game at Phoenix, Marcellus rolled again, holding the Firebirds to just five points in the first half on the way to a 55-25 victory. Durand had the hot hand here, earning 20 points as Katie MacLachlan added 10 points.Solvay recovered from the Marcellus defeat on Thursday, handling Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 58-33. Tazz Pitts dazzled with 23 points and 10 rebounds, Diamond Grant adding 11 rebounds as Haley Muehl had eight points and Ryleigh Bidwell had seven points.Westhill hoped to reestablish its own credentials against undefeated, state Class A no. 20-ranked Christian Brothers Academy, but instead got run over in a 61-38 loss to the Brothers.What was a close contest broke open late in the second quarter, CBA using a string of baskets to build a 33-18 edge that kept on growing as the second half went on.Jenna Larrabee and Mary Gibson led the Warriors with 12 points apiece, but both were far behind CBA senior Brooke Jarvis, who tore up Westhill’s defense and earned 27 points, helped by Leana Heitmann, who had 16 points.Rebounding on Thursday night, Westhill ripped past Hannibal 55-21. Larrabee led with 15 points as Gibson (11 points) and Erica Gangemi (10 points) also scored in double figures, Catherine Dadey added eight points.Then Westhill kept it up Friday by smashing Jordan-Elbridge 91-29. Larrabee, with 24 points, nearly matched the Eagles by herself, Gangemi adding 18 points as Dadey’s 13 points included a trio of 3-pointers and Gibson got 10 points. Molly Yard paced J-E with eight points.Skaneateles fell to Homer 79-41 last Tuesday, unable to overcome a 22-1 start by the Trojans, who saw Jerze Joseph pour in 23 points and Gracie Patriarco add 18 points.But the Lakers handled Mexico 43-22 on Friday night, limiting the Tigers to nine points in the first half and shutting them out in the third quarter on the way to improving its record to 3-7.J-E took a 70-26 defeat to Chittenango last Tuesday as Cassidy Kelly led the Bears with 21 points, nine rebounds, eight steals and seven assists.Bishop Ludden had started the season 5-0, only to drop its next three games, including last Thursday’s 61-47 loss to Rochester Mercy as the Gaelic Knights look ahead to face Marcellus on Friday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: girls basketballMarcellusskaneatelesSolvayWesthill
Lionel Messi has spent his entire professional career at Barcelona, having joined the club as a 14-year-old, and the Argentine’s glorious exploits have seen him become an honorary Catalan.He has helped the club to 10 league titles and four Champions Leagues, scooping a record six Ballons d’Or for his personal contributions along the way. His love for Barcelona is clear in his near lifelong commitment to the Spanish giants, but speculation persists nevertheless that La Pulga will ultimately join another club before he hangs up his boots for good.So is Messi about to bid farewell to Camp Nou? Goal breaks down the current situation.Is Lionel Messi going to leave Barcelona?Messi does not want to leave Barcelona, but the Argentina international has spoken in the past of potentially joining another club. Barca president Josep Bartomeu insists that the club will “enjoy [Messi] for much longer” after stressing that their star player is not interested in a departure.”I am not going to give details but Messi has said many times that he will end his football life in Barcelona,” Bartomeu said.He added: “Messi wants to continue and wants to end [his career] here. He has many years left and we are going to enjoy him for much longer.”Why is there speculation about a Lionel Messi Barcelona exit?Transfer speculation is very much part of football and Messi’s status as arguably the best player in the world has long marked him out at a desirable recruit for a host of top clubs.As such, he is periodically linked with other clubs, though in most cases the speculation is simply not credible.The rumour mill was cranked into action on this occasion after Cadena SER reported that the 33-year-old was ready to bring down the curtain on his illustrious Barcelona career, with his contract expiring in 2021.With the clocking ticking, a contributing factor in the speculation was the suggestion that contract talks between the club and Messi had been put on hold. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/3d/28/lionel-messi-barcelona-160602020_1bq3zyqj08e9n1nlp1s6j5fz1j.jpg?t=-1087509574&w=500&quality=80It’s understood that these issues – the reticence about signing a new deal and a possible exit – are related to Messi’s reported dissatisfaction with off-field, internal machinations at the club.The first major example of this bubbling discontent came in February, when the captain publicly hit back at Barca technical secretary Eric Abidal over his criticisms of the players.”Those in charge of sporting direction should also face up to their responsibilities and above all take charge of their own decisions,” shot the Argentine in a caustic Instagram post.Then, when confirming the players’ 70 per cent pay cut during the coronavirus lockdown, Messi directed a barb at figures within the club “who tried to put us under pressure to do something we always knew we would do.”Having kept his own counsel on internal political issues within the club over the years, Messi’s recent outspokenness indicates that he is now willing to exert his influence.Indeed, it has been suggested that the contract impasse could potentially precipitate a premature end to Bartomeu’s presidency, with club elections set to take place in June 2021.Which clubs could Lionel Messi sign for?Given his status as one of the best footballers who has ever lived, Messi would have no shortage of options if he ever did decide to leave Barcelona.He has notably been touted for a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in the past and the Premier League club are certainly among the few who would be well placed to afford him.Those links have been made again in light of recent rumblings, but Guardiola played down the suggestion that Messi could soon grace the Etihad Stadium, expressing a wish for the Argentine to remain at Barca.A return to Argentina is a very credible possibility, with his compatriot and friend Javier Mascherano emphasising that “anything could happen”.Mascherano himself returned home in 2020 to join Estudiantes and club chairman Juan Sebastian Veron joked that the No. 10 would be reserved for Messi if he wanted to sign for them.“If you want to come here [Estudiantes], you have the ’10’ ensured,” said Veron. “Beyond that, I don’t really imagine him outside Barcelona, but these are things that we say today and tomorrow we see him out there going to another club. “The reality is that he is the only one who has the decision and desire; no one else knows.”As well as Estudiantes, Messi’s boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys would surely be in the equation should he consider a return to his native land, while the likes of Boca Juniors and River Plate could possibly appeal.Former Barcelona star Rivaldo has spoken of the financial incentive for all involved if Messi were to link up with his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, though such an eventuality seems highly unlikely.“With all this speculation, I believe that some agents are already dreaming about a Messi-Ronaldo double at Juventus and how big it will be around the globe,” Rivaldo said.“If that happened there would be a world ‘boom’, and I believe Juventus would quickly recover any investment on the Argentinian thanks to the boost they would get from visibility and marketing.“It would be historical to see both playing together and I’m sure many Juve sponsors would love to help financially, so, it’s also a possibility for Messi.”While a dream team with Ronaldo at Juventus may be beyond contemplation for the Bianconeri, one Italian club that have been heavily linked are Inter.Having previously gone “all out” to lure the Argentine to San Siro in 2008, recent speculation prompted the head of Pirelli – Inter’s chief shirt sponsor – to hint that his company could help finance a move. The idea of Pirelli making a contribution has precedent in Fiat’s assistance to Juve when Ronaldo joined from Real Madrid in 2018. Old Trafford is another rumoured destination, with reports in Argentina suggesting Manchester United were readying a €120 million (£108m/$136m) part-exchange offer.In truth, any club in the world would be keen to sign Messi, such is his status, but in the event that he does leave, whoever does sign him will need deep pockets. Getty