Pieter van Oord Speaker During Offshore WIND Conference

first_imgOffshore WIND Conference is proud to confirm Pieter van Oord, the Chief Executive Officer of Van Oord, as one of the speakers during this year’s conference held at Amsterdam RAI on 9 and 10 October. “There are ample opportunities in accelerating energy transition; we should think bigger and go faster,” said Pieter van Oord.Van Oord will be joining speakers from, among others, Siemens Gamesa, DONG, TNO Energy, European Committee of the Regions and Bladt Industries.The 8th annual Offshore WIND Conference (OWC), part of the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC), will focus on the opportunities for the offshore wind sector over the next ten years and beyond.For more information on the program and other speakers head to www.offshorewindconference.bizlast_img read more

Clippers intend to retain gritty team persona that attracted Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

first_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates “They did their thing,” said Leonard, who chose the Clippers after also considering joining the Lakers and remaining with the Toronto Raptors, whom he led to to last season’s NBA championship.“A confident unit, played very hard, and it seemed … like it was a brotherhood here. They all went out and did their job, and if somebody was going great that night, they fed ’em. And Coach Doc did a great job of getting that group ready and pushing them to the playoffs.“Just going through my process of free agency, that’s what I looked at, and I thought I could join in helping.”To assist, Leonard brought Paul George with him, and agreed to a three-year contract with a final-season player option that syncs his deal with that of George, whom the Clippers acquired from the Thunder in exchange for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, as well as four future unprotected first-round picks, one protected first-round pick and two pick swaps.Leonard and George’s arrival instantly turned last season’s underdog into one of this season’s favorites — a transformation that Clippers players didn’t try to deny at media day Sunday afternoon, even as they insisted they won’t let the heady new presumptions throw them off course. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum “I’m gonna be honest, we have a really good team, everyone here knows that,” said guard Patrick Beverley, who re-signed with the Clippers on a three-year deal of his own. “But it starts tomorrow (with the official start of training camp).“I’m gonna take the pressure off everybody right now: We’re not gonna talk about championships. We’re talking about one day at a time and that starts with media day,” added Beverley, the fiery competitor who was purposefully measured in his address on the eve of his eighth NBA season. “Tomorrow it’s time for business, which is practice. And we’ll try to get the most out of each day, and if you can have that mindset and do that, by the end of the day, end of the year, you put yourself in a good position to win a lot of basketball games.”The availability of their two new superstars will be key in that regard.Related Articlescenter_img PreviousLos Angeles Clippers forward Paul George attends the NBA basketball team’s media day in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, left, and guard Lou Williams attend the NBA basketball team’s media day in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Lou Williams (23) of the Los Angeles Clippers answers questions from the media during the LA Clippers annual media day at the Honey Training Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 29, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers, from, left, , Lou Williams (23), Patrick Beverley (21), and Kawhi Leonard (2) prepare for a photo shoot during the LA Clippers annual media day at the Honey Training Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 29, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Kawhi Leonard (2) of the Los Angeles Clippers answers questions from the media during the LA Clippers annual media day at the Honey Training Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 29, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Members of the Los Angeles Clippers pose for a photo during the LA Clippers annual media day at the Honey Training Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 29, 2019. 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Chiu)ExpandPLAYA VISTA — Last season’s surprising Clippers squad inspired professional appreciation far and wide as they upended expectations and pushed the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors in the opening round of the playoffs.In Tallahassee, then-Florida State star Terance Mann took note of the team that would draft him a few weeks later: “The toughness really stood out; they had everybody talking about it across the world who was watching, how tough they played (the Warriors).”In Oklahoma City, veteran forward and recent Clippers acquisition Patrick Patterson found himself respecting the hustle: “They played together, they played hard, they played with each other out on that court — just knowing every time we played against them it was going to be a tough game, no matter what.”Most importantly, the Clippers impressed Kawhi Leonard, the superstar wing who entered free agency yearning to return to his native Southern California, and who saw a good fit for himself among Coach Doc Rivers’ scrappy, unselfish go-getters. George, who is recovering from surgeries in May and June for partial labrum tears in both shoulders, said he’ll be active but limited to start training camp.“Nothing contact, all the 5-on-0 stuff, all the scripted stuff I’ll be a part of,” said the six-time All-Star from Palmdale, who also recovered from a gruesome broken right leg in 2014. “I’m used to being in this rehab stage and knowing what it takes to get my body prepared and get my body up to speed. It’s a long process, but again, I think me going through it and having a drastic injury in my leg, I know what to expect. I know what pressure to put on myself and what pressure not to put on myself, as well.”Leonard said he’s substantially healthier than he was to start last season, when he still was recovering from a quadriceps injury and would play only 60 regular-season games. The Raptors were cautious and conservative with his playing time, a strategy that paid off in the postseason, when Leonard averaged 30 points to help Toronto win its first NBA title.“It’s different this season,” said Leonard, a three-time All-Star and two-time Finals MVP from Moreno Valley. “Last year I was going in with an injury that I was dealing with the year before still was lingering, and we knew that I had to be healthy going throughout the season and making it to the playoffs. But this year I’m feeling good, feeling way better than I was at the start of last season, but there’s really no plan laid out yet.”Ahead of their Oct. 22 opener against the Lakers, the Clippers will return to Hawaii for training camp for the third consecutive season. There, they’ll play a preseason game against the Houston Rockets (and their new star pairing, Russell Westbrook and James Harden) at 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. in L.A) on Oct. 3 and another against the Chinese Basketball Association’s Shanghai Sharks at 1 p.m. (4 p.m.) on Oct. 6. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Iowa Policy Project report says minimum wage not enough for some families

first_imgIOWA CITY — A report on the state’s cost of living by the Iowa Policy Project says a single parent of two children would need to earn $46,000 annually to meet expenses.Researcher Peter Fisher says the cost of a family budget is far outpacing the minimum wage thanks in part to rising costs for things like housing and health care.  “Even a single person. Even for a young couple working full time, 40 hours a week, need more than – way more than the minimum wage of seven-twenty-five,” Fisher says.Fisher says 1 in 5 Iowa families falls short of a livable income. And there’s a racial disparity within that number. Black and Hispanic families are more than twice as likely as white families to earn less than they need to get by. The $46,000 is more than double federal poverty guideline and researcher Natalie Veldhouse says that means federal support often ends for families long before they are self-sufficient.“Because the federal poverty level is so outdated and the way it’s calculated isn’t really taking into account the rising cost of things like child care and transportation and housing,” according to Veldhouse. She says 63% of single parent households in Iowa fall short of a livable income compared to about 14% of couples with children.last_img read more