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Oceanlinx Generator Off Carrickalinga Still Poses Safety Risk

first_imgResidents from Fleurieu Peninsula were updated on the status of a stranded wave energy device in Carrickalinga waters.Last month representatives of the District Council of Yankalilla; the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI); the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR); the Environment Protection Authority (EPA); and Oceanlinx’s receiver, KordaMentha attended the meeting, writes Victor Harbour Times.Residents were informed that public access restriction notice to the 3500-tonne structure is still active as it poses a danger to divers and swimmers.A CAD 7 million wave energy converter ran into trouble 1.4 kilometres off the Carrickalinga coastline when airbags supporting the device suffered serious damage.According to representatives, they are still waiting for the insurance claim to be settled as the removal of the structure will cost around CAD 2 million.Offshore WIND staff, August 08, 2014; Image: dptilast_img read more

Ishikawa fails to make cut

first_imgKUWANA, Mie Pref. – Ryo Ishikawa only managed a 2-over 73 to miss the cut by four strokes, but Yuta Ikeda survived for weekend play after matching the day’s low with a 65 in the second round of the Token Homemate Cup on Friday.Ishikawa and Ikeda, the top two on the 2009 JGTO money list, posted the contrasting scores a day after both endured poor starts in the season-opening event at Token Tado Country Club. Ishikawa fell to an 8-over 150 total. Ikeda climbed into a tie for 42nd at 3 over.Yui Ueda and Katsumasa Miyamoto were tied for the lead at 3 under after rounds of 67 and 69, respectively.Daisuke Maruyama (68) and Satoshi Tomiyama (71) were one stroke back, along with South Koreans Kim Do Hoon (68) and Kim Kyung Tae (71).Crowd favorite Shigeki Maruyama was disqualified for failing to sign his scorecard. Ueda takes lead KIKUYO , Kumamoto Pref. (Kyodo) U.S. LPGA player Momoko Ueda shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Nishijin Ladies Classic on Friday.The 2007 Japanese tour money leader had an eagle, four birdies and a bogey at Kumamoto Kuko Country Club.Ueda won this tournament, formally known as the Life Card Ladies, in 2007 and is now looking for the ninth title of her career.Chieko Amanuma shared second with Shin Ji Yai, the 2009 U.S. LPGA money list and Rookie of the Year winner.Sakura Yokomine and Park In Bee featured in a seven-way tie for third a further shot behind. RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Ryo Ishikawa watches his shot on Friday during the second round of the Token Homemate Cup in Kuwana, Mie Pref. | KYODO PHOTOlast_img read more

We Will Beat Etoile On Sunday – Jos Fans Boast (Audio)

first_imgWriter: Segun OdunayoRelated In six days time, the new Jos stadium will host the most important game to be played in it since it came into existence. Plateau United will come up against Tunisian giants, Etoile Du Sahel in the reverse fixture of a CAF champions league double header which will decide the team that will make it to the money spinning group stage of the competition while the other side will crash into the second tier of CAF’s football competition – The CAF confederations cup. The Sousse side has the advantage after a 4-2 victory at home but a 2-0, 3-1 or 4-1 loss to Plateau United in Jos will dash any hopes of getting to the group stages.With this in mind, Plateau United fans who spoke with www.busybuddies.ng were assured their team would live up to expectation by doing all that is needed to qualify.  After seeing the club he has supported for the past 19 years of his life make it to the champions league for the first time, Stephen Samuel who was wearing his Plateau United replica jersey and even had a well fitted cap still with the name of his most loved club on it was convinced the team won’t disappoint himself and other fans on Sunday. “Plateau United is the best team in the whole world, I believe in the team and I know they have the zeal and capacity to beat Etoile du sahel 2-0”, he said. With a huge smile on his face he went one step further by predicting the player that will score the goals which will break the hearts of the Tunisians. “Our star man Tosin will score the goals”, he stated. Despite predicting a victory and even picking the name of the player he thinks will do damage to the visiting side’s defence, Samuel went on to declare that his team won’t concede a goal.  “I promise you we won’t concede, we have not lost a single game at home this season neither have we conceded a goal too. I, my family and all my friends will surely be in the stadium on Sunday”, he concluded.Another fan, Raymond Wummen who has been a lover of Plateau United for 15 years feels the Jos based club is better than their Tunisian opposition and victory is assured on Sunday. “We scored two goals against them last week, that’s no easy thing to do, we will definitely win the coming fixture here in Jos to qualify to the group stages”, he declared. Wummen was of the opinion that any player fielded by Coach Kennedy Boboye could get the goals for Plateau United. “Anybody can get the goals for us, we have seen this a lot this season, I am assured they will win”, he said.Both sides will be going into the crucial encounter on the back of 1-0 defeats in their domestic league matches last weekend. While Etoile lost to Club Africain at home despite the away side getting a red card, Plateau United lost to Niger Tornadoes in Minna. They both conceded penalties in those games.  Although, Coach Kennedy Boboye rested influential players Raphael Ayagwa and Salomon Junior were both rested for the upcoming CAF champions league encounter.A sports analyst/presenter with local radio station, Jayfm 101.9, Deji Ogeyinbo towed the line with Plateau United fans by saying he expected the team to win but he was unsure of their qualification. “Honestly speaking, I’m confident of a win but not of them qualifying ”, he said. However, he felt an extra man in the middle to frustrate Etoile du sahel and a very sharp Tosin Omoyele could help the team make the group stages. “Aside Jimmy Ambrose and Raphael Ayagwa, an extra man should be brought into the midfield to frustrate the Tunisians and Solomon Junior should keep a calm head while Tosin Omoyele should come to the pitch with his scoring boots” , he stated.In another development, reports have it that  Etoile du sahel have asked CAF to ban the New Jos stadium tagging it unfit to host an international game. Last week, officials of CAF came to Jos to inspect the stadium and check the hotels the visiting team was going to lodge. At the moment, reports say NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and other top individuals of the Nigerian football body are working hard to ensure Plateau United play on their home ground in front of their numerous supporters.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AUD-20180313-WA0006.m4a00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AUD-20180313-WA0005.m4a00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AUD-20180313-WA0004.m4a00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Consequently I wanted to see if it were still pos

first_imgConsequently, I wanted to see if it were still possible, and if the cost of flights had increased notably given many airlines decided to hedge their fuel prices when oil was selling at its peak last year, and had not anticipated it now being virtually free.Skyscanner provided all the information I needed, and so I set off around the planet once again for a six month trip leaving in March 2009:The JourneyFlight 1: London, Stansted – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.This comes courtesy of Air Asia and I can fly this route for £202 .Distance: 6553 miles.Flight 2: Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok, Thailand.Air Asia provide this one too for the bargain price of £48.00.Distance: 736 miles.Flight 3: Bangkok – Perth, Western Australia.Tiger Airways come up with the goods this time with a price of £121.Distance: 3313 miles.Flight 4: Perth – Sydney, AustraliaA combination of Tiger Airways and Virgin Blue offer a flight for £56 – remarkable given the distance.Distance: 2045 miles.So far I have “travelled” a distance of 12,647 miles, been to 4 cities in 3 countries, only used low-cost airlines and spent just over £400.Flight 5: Sydney – Auckland, New Zealand.Virgin Blue again and this time the price is £86.Distance: 1338 miles.Flight 6: Auckland – Brisbane (Australia).I backtrack here which often you cannot do with a standard round-the-world ticket. Once again Virgin Blue is the carrier and charge £99.Distance: 1421 miles.Flight 7: Brisbane – Los Angeles, USA.Ouch! This one puts a bit of a dent in the wallet and I can’t find a budget way of getting across the Pacific unless I plan another Kon-Tiki expedition. Air Pacific is the carrier and the cost is £601.Distance: 7189 milesFlight 8: Los Angeles – Toronto, Canada.Another departure from the budget carriers; United Airlines go to Canada for £150.Distance: 2173 milesFlight 9: Toronto – London, Gatwick.The final flight and happily it is with another low-cost carrier. Flyglobespan can ferry me back to the UK for £222.Distance: 3550 miles.The total cost of flights for this 28,300 mile trip is £1585, and represents a £200 increase on last year’s trip (which also included a couple of extra destinations). What about the alliance tickets?I called a travel agent and asked for a quote for a similar journey and she came back with the following proposal:London – Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok – Perth – overland to Sydney (not included in the price) – Christchurch – Auckland – Los Angeles – overland to Chicago (again not includd) – London. The price was £1500 including taxes which seemed pretty good. However, those two overland costs could mount up and if one flew I think £250 is the minimum one might pay. Some drawbacks thoughThere are some disadvantages to my low-cost idea: firstly, the budget airlines can often be less flexible with changes of flight, and altering your plans could see you being charged a substantial excess. Additionally, you don’t have the security of an airline “alliance” behind you, so if connecting flights are delayed, you might not get much sympathy from another carrier. Also, you are unlikely to be offered the same levels of comfort you might expect from the likes of Singapore Airlines or Virgin Atlantic. Finally, credit card booking fees and checked-in baggage could really ramp up the costs since let’s be honest, if you are off for six months, then your bag is not going to fit in the overhead lockers.So what’s the best idea?I think the solution to this round-the-world issue is, as with so many things in life, a compromise. I reckon, the cheapest way of seeing a lot of places is to mix and match between budget airlines and one of the alliance packages. Air New Zealand offer a London – Hong Kong – Auckland – Los Angeles – London ticket for about £700 which covers all the long haul bits of the trip. From there, you can add on some budget flights out of the cities: pop over to Sydney or Brisbane from Auckland or a trip to Fiji perhaps. There are numerous low-cost airlines going out of Hong Kong and Los Angeles International is hardly small. A good friend of mine in the travel industry (and probably the most well-travelled person I know) swears by this plan, and if it’s good enough for him, then that’s good enough for me.Read Nick’s article “Around the World in Thrifty Ways”ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAround the World in Thrifty WaysWe researched a hypothetical trip with the aim of going to as many places of interest as we could, over the course of four months.Everything you need to know about booking a round the world ticketTrotting off around the globe sounds like a pricey business, especially when you consider all the flights you’ll need to get you from continent to continent. But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re gearing up for a gap year or simply planning a multi-stop adventure, a round the world…Top tips to help you save for your dream holidayFar flung and exotic holidays may seem like an impossible dream, but give up that cup of coffee on the way to work and a few other favourite treats and you could save enough for the holiday of a lifetime. Find out how easy it is and how you could… Nick CarrI wrote a piece about this last year in happier financial times, but since then various airlines have gone bust which rather screwed up my hypothetical budget round-the-world adventure.last_img read more