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GWS Chief Commercial Officer Becomes CEO

first_imgGlobal Wind Service (GWS) has appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Michael Høj Olsen as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from today, 19 February.The new CEO succeeded co-founder Lars Petersen who will continue with GWS in the role of CCO responsible for sales and business development.Source: GWS“I am very excited about the opportunity to drive the continued growth and development of GWS, together with all our dedicated colleagues. GWS is a unique company in the wind industry and we take pride in our strong corporate DNA,” said Olsen.“Our ambition to be the preferred global partner for complete wind turbine services remains the same, and we will continue to build on our strengths, always striving to deliver the highest safety and quality standards to our customers across the wind industry.”According to GWS, Olsen held the position of CCO at GWS from 2014, before which he worked at Vestas in marketing roles.“Michael joined GWS in 2014 as Chief Commercial Officer and has played a key role in accelerating our growth and strengthening our commercial setup and customer relationships. Stepping away from the CEO role is a decision that I haven’t taken lightly but the time is now right for me to hand over to Michael,” Petersen said.“At heart, I’m an entrepreneur and GWS needs a new and different set of competencies to take us further on our journey. I remain fully committed to GWS and have great ambitions on behalf of the company. I look forward to developing our commercial business and the close partnership approach we have with all our loyal customers.”last_img read more

Tropical Storm Arthur Forms in the Atlantic

first_img 192 Views   no discussions Share As of the Saturday night 10PM update from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Arthur has formed in the Atlantic and becomes the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.The first tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic Basin east of the central Florida coast. As of Saturday evening, Tropical Depression One, before it was named, had sustained winds of 35 mph with higher gusts.Over the past few years, the Atlantic Basin has seen tropical cyclones form ahead of the official start of the hurricane season.  Subtropical Storm Andrea  formed May 20-21, 2019 and Tropical Storm Alberto formed May 25-31, 2018.The last time the name Arthur used was six years ago in 2014 when Hurricane Arthur formed just east of Florida on July 1 and made landfall on July 5 as a category 2 storm in North Carolina. If a name is not retired, it will be recycled every six years.The official start of the Atlantic Hurricane season is June 1 and lasts until November 30.(KBTX) Tweet LifestyleLocalNews Tropical Storm Arthur Forms in the Atlantic by: – May 18, 2020center_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

AG Curtis Hill warns Hoosiers to beware storm chasers

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Severe storms, high winds, lightning strikes and other forms of severe weather can bring bad actors into local communities. With this in mind, Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of scammers who descend on storm-affected communities in order to take advantage of homeowners needing repairs.“We’ve all seen the significant damage that can result from storms ripping through neighborhoods,” Attorney General Hill said. “Hoosiers needing home repairs can become vulnerable targets for fly-by-night fix-up crews that appear at their doorsteps promising to work cheaply and quickly.”Reputable contractors also visit storm-ravaged neighborhoods offering their services, Attorney General Hill noted, but consumers must do their homework to make sure to hire trustworthy companies.Attorney General Hill offered these tips to Hoosiers:Do not sign documents or agree to any repair work on the spot during initial contact with someone offering services. Instead, simply obtain the person’s contact information.Do not provide access to your home to any stranger offering to perform a free inspection. Among other possible dangers, unethical contractors have been known to secretly cause damage to homes in order to then repair it.Do not fall for high-pressure tactics such as the claim that you’ll get the best deal by agreeing to hire a contractor immediately on the spot.Consider the possible wisdom of finding your own contractor rather than accepting the services of someone who shows up at your house.Research any business or individual offering services. Look for signs of credibility such as official websites. Seek reviews and testimonials from former customers.Contact your insurance agency to find out your terms of coverage. Ask whether your insurance company recommends any particular repair company.Do not sign over insurance checks directly to repair companies. Rather, obtain the invoices yourself and pay repair companies directly.Get multiple quotes. Shop and compare just as you would with any other important consumer decision.Avoid letting the emotional toll of a situation influence decisions about repairing or replacing items that are damaged or lost.“The best decision is an informed decision,” Attorney General Hill said. “Double check before you write a check.”Hoosiers are encouraged to contact the Office of the Indiana Attorney General about any suspected scams. You can file a complaint by clicking here or calling 1-800-382-5516.last_img read more

Lady Trojans Sweep Lady Lions

first_imgECVB faced Rushville last night in their home opener. All three teams won in straight sets.Varsity won with the scores of 25-11, 25-11 and 25-20.   ‘We started off strong with the first point of the game by three of our four seniors with a perfect pass by Disbro, perfect set by Gregg, and a powerful kill by Rosemeyer. That seemed to be the a common trend throughout the match. We dominated the first two sets, and it started with our passing. We passed a commanding 2.47 on serve receive which let us run whatever offense we wanted. Set three we just went through the motions. We let Rushville play with us point for point until 20-20 where we ended the match on a 5-0 run behind the serving of our other senior, Faith Fox. In set three we only passed 1.84 on serve receive and it showed with our lack of offense. The girls battled through enough to get the win.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.      ECVB vs Rushville 8-27-19Varsity is now 4-2 on the season and 2-0 in EIAC. Next up: at Batesville on Thursday. JV starts at 5, varsity follows.  Tonight ECVB JV defeated the Rushville Lady Lions in two sets.‘As a team there were many areas of growth in tonight’s match, especially behind the serving line. Recently serving has been an area of emphasis for this squad for it has been of our struggle in the past few matches, but not tonight. Also, there were quite a few athletes who stepped up and were above their usual average. Rushville never gave up, we just happened to keep the scoring runs to a minimum. I am proud of tonight’s performance for I started to see discipline and girls understanding why we have been practicing/focusing on the little things.’ Trojans Coach Jose Andres.  ECVB JV is now 5-1 on the season and 2-0 in the EIAC. Next up, Batesville on Thursday.last_img read more

Former player and coach Nick Pappas died Friday

first_imgNick Pappas, a former USC football player, coach and associate athletic director, passed away of natural causes on Friday at his home in Pasadena. He was 99.Students, staff, administrators and football fans mourned his passing with a moment of silence at Saturday’s USC-Utah football game, and acknowledged the nearly six decades of service to the University that led Pappas to be nicknamed “Mr. Trojan.”According to the Los Angeles Times, Pappas, who was born in Seattle in 1916, started as a tailback for the USC football team in 1935 and led the team in rushing for the next three years under coach Howard Jones. He played for the Hollywood Bears, his first pro football experience, from 1938 to 1939 before returning to USC to coach the freshman teams.When the United States entered World War II, Pappas joined the Navy, earning Purple Heart and Silver Star medals for his service overseas. After the end of the war, Pappas found himself at USC once again, scouting for the football team for two years before starting as an assistant coach under Jess Hill in 1953.As assistant coach, Pappas helped lead the Trojans to the Rose Bowl in 1954. Perhaps his most lasting contribution to the University, however, was the establishment of the Trojan Club athletic booster organization, a group he created in the late 1950s with the goal of establishing a bond between the school and its athletic donors, according to the CBS News.Though Pappas retired in 1981, he worked to raise endowment funds for the University through wills and estates until 2004. He was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997 and received USC’s Alumni Service Award.Pappas is survived by his daughters, Lisa Widman and Mona Pappas, as well as five grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren. His wife of 66 years, Deedy, and his daughter Rene Arrobio passed away before him. Services for Pappas are pending; his family encourages well-wishers to donate to the USC Nick Pappas Football Scholarship.This post has been updated for style and clarity.last_img read more

Covering USC has been a wild journey

first_imgAs it becomes time for many — fans, analysts, coaches and players — to reflect on the past football season, it also becomes time for me to reflect on not only the past football season but also the last year, as my tenure as the sports editor of the Daily Trojan has come to an end.It’s been a wild ride fraught with some of the craziest and most unbelievable events I could have imagined prior to taking this job, but as I have come to find out, even the most crazy and unbelievable become just another day on the job at USC.There have been success stories unlike any other, national championships and undefeated seasons. These are what, hopefully, I’ll be able to remember as I look back years from now on what I covered while at USC. The football team is always going to be the most impressive beat to put on a resume, and though in the future they may have national championship hopes, there are other teams who have been significantly more successful this season, namely men’s and women’s water polo, beach volleyball, lacrosse and soccer.I have also gotten to be a part of a turning point in USC sports culture, a time when students are (relatively) excited about basketball. In addition to boasting a nearly perfect record at home, the basketball team also made their first NCAA tournament in five years and plays one of the most exciting styles in the country.I came in at a good time in USC sports culture — lots of teams were up-and-coming — despite the drama that happened nearly every week on the football field. There have been some dramatic — and not in a good way — situations at practice, at games and even at fundraisers, and this year looked to be no different until the team had an about-face and made their season one all my friends are jealous that I get to cover.Working with USC athletics has taught me a lot about the business of sport. I’ve come to realize through my classes and my time working that sports is just that — a business. It’s a wonderfully dizzying business that keeps you on your toes and keeps you engaged with your work; and just when you think you’re getting the hang of it, it manages to throw you a curveball you never saw coming.I’m very thankful for the work. It’s not only allowed me to grow as a journalist and a person, but has also allowed me to experience some of the coolest sporting events this school has participated in, including this year’s football game in Arlington against Alabama and the games in Utah and Seattle.As exciting as it is to be a fan right now (my dad spends far too much time every day keeping up with potential recruits and practice recaps), it is even more special to be able to go to school at this time and be a part of what appears to be beginning of a historic ride for USC football.As this football season winds to a close, I hope that everyone who wants to has been able to experience a thoroughly entertaining and uplifting season that has left everyone in the Trojan Family with a hopeful outlook on the future. Being a student while the team “struggled” through average seasons — by USC’s standards — makes it so much more worthwhile when things finally start looking up. Hopefully with most of that drama behind the program, I will be able to enjoy one more blissfully successful USC season next year — a year when all the talks of Rose Bowl games, College Football Playoffs and Heisman hopefuls seem to be very valid.The culture around USC sports is getting back to being a national powerhouse and that makes slogging through the previous years as a student feeling a little bit slighted about the lack of positive publicity worth it.Regardless of where the team finishes this year, the season will be considered a success because of the rough beginning to the year; and next year, though expectations will be high, there finally seems to be the proper infrastructure in place to follow through on those high goals. There isn’t a better time to get to not only cover USC, but also be a fan of the Trojans. And isn’t that what sports is all about? Well, no, in college sports it’s pretty much all about winning, but at least for me, I’ve enjoyed this turbulent yet exciting ride.Hailey Tucker is a junior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, “Tucker Talks,” ran Thursdays.last_img read more

Syracuse’s offense again one-dimensional in 63-20 loss at Maryland

first_imgCOLLEGE PARK, Md. — Tommy DeVito rolled to his right, pulled up just short of the Maryland sideline, planted his right foot and unleashed a throw right to Terrapins defensive back Jordan Mosley on the sideline. Two plays later, with more than nine minutes until the half, UM running back Anthony McFarland went untouched for a 20-yard touchdown, putting Maryland ahead, 28-7.It was the second-straight week DeVito threw a ball he maybe should’ve thrown away that was subsequently intercepted. The difference this Saturday versus last? While Liberty didn’t score, Maryland turned two first-half turnovers into 14 points. “It’s not one guy making mistakes out there,” head coach Dino Babers said postgame. “It’s very, very complicated. It’s not simple. And it takes an entire family to make that thing go. And we have work to do.” While No. 21 Syracuse’s (1-1) offense improved its passing game and yardage output from Week 1 to 2, the Orange scored fewer points, struggled to run the ball and, for the second-straight week, played one-dimensionally. Against Liberty, SU turned to a rushing-based offense to wear down its opponent; Maryland’s large lead dictated the Orange air it out. Regardless, with the No. 1 team in the country visiting in a week, Syracuse needs to find balance to boost an offense currently averaging 22 points a game, and one that put up 20 points in a 63-20 loss to Maryland (2-0). AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think that we moved the ball a little bit better on offense but we need to be able to execute more in the red zone … We need to put more points up on the board,” DeVito said. Syracuse’s m.o. since Babers took charge is moving fast on offense to maximize opportunities. His up-tempo, spread out attack averaged 40.2 points a season ago. Despite having a new quarterback, SU’s offense — one with a bevy of options at running back and wide receiver — figured to still be a potent, even force. But against the Flames, it became evident early that the Orange would have struggles previous iterations of its offense didn’t have. Against Liberty, SU couldn’t move the ball through the air consistently. DeVito struggled to find a rhythm with receivers and Liberty defended deep combinations well. SU adjusted to the looks LU gave it, feeding running backs Abdul Adams, Moe Neal and Jarveon Howard en route to a 24-0 win. Saturday was the exact opposite. Syracuse ran the ball OK to start the game — averaging just more than four yards per carry — but a three-and-out and a turnover on back-to-back drives to start the game stuck the Orange in a 14-0 hole with little option but to abandon running the ball. “If you run the ball,” Babers said, “The game runs out on you.”And even as SU began to air it out, trying to keep pace with Maryland’s blistering attack, it didn’t find immediate success. The halftime stats were, compared to a week ago, encouraging, but trailing 42-13 at half doesn’t make 167 passing yards for two touchdowns and an interception look good. Two sacks to boot were, while a step in the right direction for the Orange, not enough. “As far as everybody knows, we’re all pass,” DeVito said of Saturday’s game. Max Freund | Staff PhotographerUp big and keyed in on SU’s necessary passing zeal, the Terrapins consistently dropped extra men into coverage. DeVito frequently navigated the pocket, found space to roll out, then kept rolling and rolling, trying, and often failing to find an open receiver down the field. When SU’s wideouts reached the far boundary on their routes, lined up with DeVito down the sideline, they rarely freestyled or tried to find space to get open. On a 4th and 8 late in the game, SU went for it. DeVito rolled right. His options down the sideline were covered. On fourth down, he could’ve risked forcing a throw to the end zone — an interception for a touchback is harmless — but waited and ended up throwing the ball away for a turnover on downs. In other situations, DeVito had the option to pick up yards on the ground — yards Eric Dungey readily ran for in the past — but opted to keep reading the defense to make a throw. It’s a personal preference, DeVito said postgame, to keep looking for a pass, but he did note that after watching the film, he’s sure there will be looks where he should’ve and could’ve used his legs to move the offense. “There’s a whole bunch of different pictures I’ll be able to look at and I’ll learn from that this week on film,” DeVito said.Syracuse beat Liberty by making its offense one-dimensional. While it wanted to be more balanced Saturday, it became evident quickly that SU’s run game wouldn’t get it where it needed to go and by necessity, SU modified its play-calling tendencies.It was always going to take some time for Syracuse’s 2019 offense to form a new identity, one shaped by a new quarterback, a new offensive line and the next generation of pass-catchers and running backs. Through two games, it’s been unbalanced, inefficient and, at times, hard to watch.  Comments Published on September 7, 2019 at 6:10 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Man Utd Fans Want Ndidi at Old Trafford Next Season

first_imgIf Herrera’s exit does materializes, United supporters believe the Leicester central midfielder could be the ideal man to take his place at Old Trafford.Although many Leicester players impressed supporters with their resilient display against Man City on Monday night, it was the performance from Ndidi which really got fans excited.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United supporters have urged their club to make a move for Nigeria and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi in the summer transfer window.United are set for a busy few months ahead as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to overhaul his squad and mount a serious challenge for Champions League qualification.It seems like central midfield is one area in particular which United need to strengthen with Ander Herrera poised to leave the club at the end of the season.last_img read more

Oceans 8 starring Rihanna sees $40 million opening weekend

first_imgRihanna and the strong all-female cast of Ocean’s 8 have opened with a strong weekend, raking in over $40 million.According to Variety, 69 percent of the audiences that saw the film were women. In the movie, the Bajan singer turned entrepreneur and actress plays the dreadlocked Nine Ball and is part of an all-female cast of thieves that plans to heist one of the most exclusive events in the United States. The film –– which also stars Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, and Helena Bonham Carter.last_img