Installation of Alstom’s 6MW Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine at the Belwind offshore wind farm has been delayed because of some unexpected problems that occurred during the civil works, the company told Offshore WIND.The wind turbine was scheduled to be completely installed in July, however, pile dredging and grouting of the jacket installation have taken a large part of the slot that Alstom had with the jack-up vessel ‘Pacific Osprey’, which could not be extended.The company added that it will resume with the planned work within the coming weeks, as it found a solution in the form of another vessel. Subject to weather conditions, it is now expected that the wind turbine will be installed by early October.Alstom and Belgian developer, Belwind, have signed a cooperation agreement to install, connect to the grid, operate and maintain one Haliade 150 wind turbine at the Belwind wind farm, which hosts 55 wind turbines.[mappress]Offshore WIND Staff, August 30, 2013; Image: Alstom
Share Jeanelle Phillip, 9, of the Grand Fond Primary School, who competed against five other primary school students in the 2016 Mademoiselle Francophone pageant, has captured the title.Phillip, who represented Ghana, one of the Francophone member states, participated in the pageant held at the Arawak House of Culture in Roseau on Saturday 19 March 2016.She copped all four awards; Best French Oral Presentation, Best Talent, Best French Fashion Wear, and Best Francophone wear in the judged rounds of the competition.Miss Mademoiselle Francophone 2016 was crowned and escorted to her throne by Jeraine Joseph of the Goodwill Primary School who won the 2015 title.“I feel excited…I didn’t know I was going to win,” Phillip told the media after the results were announced. She thanked her parents and teachers for assisting her to prepare for the pageant.Among her prizes were a tablet and smartphone compliments FLOW, two tickets compliments L’ Express Des Iles, gift bag compliments Fruits & Flowers and Quenchi, lunch for two at the Fort Young Hotel, a whale watching trip compliments Anchorage Hotel, $150 compliments Big Edge Financial Express, gift certificate compliments Save-A-Lot, accessories compliments Beautywise and two days and one night stayover for two compliments Caprice Guest House among other prizes. Leilanie Leslie of the Massacre Primary School, who represented Togo (a Francophone member state), emerged first runner up. Among her prizes were a tablet compliments Digicel Dominica, one ticket compliments L’ Express Des Iles, $100 from Big Edge Financial, lunch for two compliments Garraway Hotel, gift certificate compliments Urban Garden and accessories compliments Beautywise. Simone Moses of the Morne Jaune Primary School who represented Monaco, copped the second runner up position. She received a tablet compliments Digicel, one ticket from L’ Express Des Iles, packages from Choices and FLOW, and $75 from Dominica Social Security, accessories from Beautywise and lunch for two compliments the Anchorage Hotel.Malicia Francis of the San Sauveur Primary School, who represented Mozambique (an observer state), was awarded Miss French Personality, while Adessah Hodge of the Wotten Waven Primary School who represented Djibouti, was awarded Miss Francophone Spirit. These two awards were not judged.The other competitor was Jadian Eustache of the Castle Bruce Primary School represented Suisse.All competitors were presented with a participation trophy and gift bags compliments Beautywise, Choices & Brighter Days, Fine Foods Inc, FLOW, Quenchi and the Ministry of Education.– / 143 EducationEntertainmentLocalNewsPrimary Grand Fond Primary captures Mademoiselle Francophone 2016 title by: Dominica Vibes News – March 21, 2016 Sharing is caring! 430 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share
Fans are urged to leave extra time for arrivals and departures due to the match being a sell out.Some important updated travel information is below and all fans are encouraged to check their best route.THE HEADLINESSupporter buses are operating to normal timesFans can find their best route using public transport by using the TravelWest journey planner travelwest.info/matchdayNumerous off-street car parks are open locally Ashton Road and Marsh Road will be closed after the game in the interest of crowd safetyDEDICATED SUPPORTER BUS SERVICESAG1 – Portway Park & RideFirst departure: 12.45pmLast departure: 2.30pmFrequency: every 15 minutesJourney time: 20 minutesCollects: along the Portway at Station Road, Woodwell Road, Park Road, Riverleaze, Roman WayDrop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton GatePost-match departure: The Robins Pub, Winterstoke Road. Last return 6.40pmParking: freeAG2 – Brislington Park & RideFirst departure: 12.45pmLast departure: 2.30pmFrequency: every 20 minutesJourney time: 20 minutesDirect serviceDrop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton GatePost-match departure: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate. Last return 6.40pmParking: freeAG4 – South BristolDeparts from Whitchurch, Wharnecliffe Gardens: 1.30pmFrequency: one bus onlyJourney time: 30 minutesCollects: Priddy Drive, Heathfield Crescent, South Bristol Hospital, Skills Academy, Bridge Campus, Lampton Avenue, Hollisters Drive, Bishport Avenue Lay-By, Crosscombe Drive, Fair Furlong, Newland Drive, Queen’s Road, Sherrin Way, Turtlegate Avenue, Shuter Road, Highridge Common, Highridge Green, Church Road, St Peter’s Church, Vicarage Road, Bishopsworth Library, Cheddar Grove, Lulsgate Road, Bedminster DownDrop-Off: The Robins Pub, Winterstoke RoadPost-match departure: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate, 5.10pmAG6 – North BristolDeparts from Henbury, Tormarton Crescent: 1.25pmFrequency: one bus onlyJourney time: 35 minutesCollects: Tormarton Crescent, Marissal Road, Avonmouth Way, The Salutation, Crow Lane Lay-by, Brentry Roundabout, Brentry Lane, The Ridgeway, Falcondale Walk, Henbury Road, Lampeter Road, Downs Cote Avenue, Brecon Road, Henleaze Gardens, Westbury Road, Durdham Park, Black Boy Hill, Apsley Road, Clifton Down Station, Belgrave Road, Sunderland Place, Students Union, Victoria Square, Clifton Village, Christ Church, Percival Road, Bridge Valley Road.Drop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton GatePost-match departure: The Robins Pub, Winterstoke Road, 5.10pmTICKETS AND FARES INFORMATION AG1, AG2, AG3, AG4, AG5 and AG6 are operated by First Bus Single tickets – cost £2 via the First Bus app (download here [insert link]) or £2.50 if purchased on board Return journeys – purchase a First Day Ticket for £4 via the First Bus app (download here) or £5 if purchased on board. Day tickets allow unlimited travel within the Bristol area and are valid on all First Bus services including the match day buses, MetroBus but excluding Airport Flyer Concessionary pass holders can use their passes to travel free of charge Up to two children (under 16) can travel free of charge with a fare paying adult Young People (16-21), Student, Child and Group tickets are also available at discounted ratesService A – Brislington and Bristol Temple MeadsDeparts: Brislington, Eagle Road and Bristol Temple Meads: 12pmFrequency: two busesJourney time: 15 minutes from Temple Meads / 30 minutes from Eagle RoadCollects: Bath Road PDSA (Bristol Factory), Black Castle (Arnos Manor), Arnos Vale Cemetery, Central Trading Estate, Totterdown Bridge, Temple Meads Stop TJ, Old Market Stop OK, Haymarket Stop RE, city centre stop CIDrop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton GatePost-match departure: Trust Ford, Winterstoke RoadService A is operated by Abus. Single £2 / Return £3 (season card holders return = £2). English concessionary card holders travel free.PUBLIC BUS SERVICESLocal bus services connect the stadium with much of Bristol and SomersetPlan your journey using the route planning tool here. Services include:Service 24Serves Bedminster, City Centre, Old Market, Easton, Eastville, Lockleaze and Southmead HospitalNearest stop: Ashton RoadServices X1, X2, X3, X3A, X4, X6, X7, X8 and X9Serves Hotwells and City CentreNearest stop: Blackmoors Lane (Ashton Bridge)Services X1, X2, X3, X3A, X4, X6, X7, X8 and X9Serves various locations, including, Weston-super-Mare, Portishead, Clevedon and NailseaNearest stop: Winterstoke Road (Ashton Bridge)Visit the FirstBus website and search by service number for more specific timing information – www.firstgroup.com/bristolPARKINGOff-street match day parking is available at:Bedminster Cricket Club, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX. £10 per car, 10 minute walkAll Star Action Days, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX. £10 per car, 10 minute walkDJ Matchday Parking, Cala Trading Estate, Ashton Vale Road, BS3 2HA. £7 per car, 7 minute walkPublic car parks can be found by clicking hereTRAINParson Street station is approximately a 15-minute walk and serves much of Somerset, South Wales and Bristol (Temple Meads is a 5-minute journey by train from here)Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest mainline station, a 40-minute walk and connected to Ashton Gate by the ABus service (details above)gwr.com has detailed information and includes a journey planner to help you plan your routeWALKFans are likely to find walking is the quickest and easiest way to/from the stadiumMost of south, west and central Bristol are within an hour’s walkEast Street, St John’s Lane, Clifton Village and the city centre are all accessible in under 30 minutesUse the stadium postcode BS3 2EJ to help plan your routeCYCLENew YoBike parking spaces available at the Ashton Road end of the StadiumThere are 96 cycle parking spaces outside the South Stand along with a free bike pumpThe stadium is served by numerous cycle paths – always consider your safety especially when cycling in the darkClick here for a local area cycle route mapClick here to plan your route including cycle rack locations, elevation and route type. Use the stadium postcode BS3 2EJ to help plan your route
Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco.OXFORD – Ole Miss’ Friday night game against No. 8 Texas A&M has been postponed due to inclement weather.The Rebels (29-25) and Aggies (43-9) will play two seven-inning games on Saturday starting at 1:30 p.m. The second contest will start following a 40 minute break.The Aggies downed Ole Miss 4-0 in the series opener on Thursday night. Texas A&M starter Grayson Long pitched a gem, working seven scoreless innings and striking out 12. He allowed just two hits.After getting to 29 wins earlier in the week with a victory over Arkansas State, the Rebels likely can only help themselves this weekend. But the loss to the Aggies on Thursday mathematically eliminated them from earning a bye into the double-elimination round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.Ole Miss is projected as a No. 2 seed in the Tallahassee regional in the NCAA Tournament, according to D1Baseball.com. Texas A&M is still fighting to earn a national seed. Not looking very good pic.twitter.com/Flk1fn0znr— Riley Blevins (@Riley_Blevins) May 15, 2015Ole Miss sophomore Brady Bramlett is scheduled to start the first game on Saturday. Senior Scott Weathersby will likely go in the second.Bramlett has a 3.73 ERA and is 6-3 on the year. He’ll go against Texas A&M right-hander Ryan Hendrix, who owns a 3.48 ERA with a 4-1 record. Single-game tickets for Friday’s game will be valid for the full doubleheader on Saturday.
Don’t forget to thank your new donors! What does a fiscally sponsored organization look like?Honor Flight Capital Region is one such nonprofit. Honor Flight celebrates World War II veterans by arranging special trips for them to visit their memorial in Washington, DC. The experience provides veterans from America’s Greatest Generation with a feeling of camaraderie during their special day of honor. As you can see on Honor Flight’s website footer and donation page, the organization clearly states that it’s fiscally sponsored. Beyond that, the nonprofit functions just as any other nonprofit would. It can solicit tax-deductible donations through its DonateNow page and apply for grants. Start collecting donations through your fiscal sponsor. Start the search for a fiscal sponsor. Your fiscal sponsor should take care of sending donation receipts on your behalf. How do you find a fiscal sponsor?The Fiscal Sponsorship directory lists organizations that are ready and willing to serve as a sponsor. For more information on how a sponsorship works, visit the Society for Nonprofit’s resource center.Fiscal sponsorship steps:File for your organization’s 501(c)3 status, if you haven’t already. Create your fundraising strategy, and get the right tools for collecting online donations, communicating with your supporters, and organizing special events. Once you’ve found the right sponsor, formalize the sponsorship with a written agreement. You just filed for your 501(c)3 designation so the IRS will recognize your group as a tax-deductible nonprofit organization. Congrats!Now you’re ready to start fundraising, but there’s a catch: Your donors can’t give to a tax-exempt organization, and you’re not eligible for grants yet because you aren’t officially recognized as a not-for-profit entity. You’re ready to get your nonprofit’s fundraising off the ground, but you’re stuck until you hear back from the IRS. However, there is a way you can apply for grants and raise tax-deductible funds: fiscal sponsorship.A fiscal sponsor is a tax-exempt organization that agrees to receive funds and conduct other administrative functions on your group’s behalf. Your fiscal sponsor processes your donations and then disburses the funds to your organization. Sometimes a sponsor will take a small administrative fee for processing the transactions, but it’s still a great option for organizations that need to raise money now and want to make sure their donors can give knowing their gift is tax-deductible.Who can serve as a sponsor?Technically, any 501(c)3 can be a fiscal sponsor. The National Council on Nonprofits recommends that you look for an organization with a mission that is similar to yours. Be sure that both parties agree to the terms of the partnership, and clearly outline those terms in a written agreement to make the sponsorship formal. The Foundation Center has tips to help you determine who can best serve as your fiscal sponsor, as well as resources to ensure the partnership is a positive experience for both the sponsor and the organization being sponsored. Start testing different fundraising ideas, and continue to update your donor communications and donor thank-you messages.