News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The number of penalty point disqualifications in Donegal rose by over 40% last year when compared with 2018. Figures show that there were 29 drivers in the county disqualified last year compared with 17 in 2018.More than 27-thousand penalty-point notices were issued to drivers for holding a mobile phone while driving last year.It’s a rise of just over 700 on 2018, according to new Freedom of Information figures.In total, 191-thousand penalty-point notices were issued nationally last year, 14-thousand more than the year before. By News Highland – January 17, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleInvestigation ongoing into arson attack in Co. DerryNext articleCalls for ‘necessary’ safety measures at local crossroads News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Big increase in penalty point disqualifications in Donegal Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
HHLA compensates for CO2 emissions that are still being generated through emissions reduction certificates, thereby supporting environmentally friendly projects. The goal is to constantly reduce the need to compensate, which will be driven forward through the expansion of the battery-powered AGV fleet. Due to its high degree of automation and electrification, the CTA is now the world’s first container handling facility to be certified climate-neutral, according to HHLA. Terminal processes that still produce CO2 emissions today will be gradually electrified, or their transition to electrical power will be field-tested. With the expansion of climate-friendly energy supply at CTA, HHLA said it is ensuring the continued operation of its growing battery-powered AGV fleet. Half of the vehicles employed are already powered by lithium-ion batteries and by the end of the year, sixteen more of these environmentally friendly AGVs will be added to the fleet. Posted: 9 months ago Six new charging stations will be installed at CTA by the end of the year. Image by HHLA By the end of 2022, all of the almost 100 vehicles should be powered by lithium-ion batteries. This will result in an annual reduction in emissions of approximately 15,500 tonnes of CO₂ and around 118 tonnes of nitrogen oxide because the electric AGVs do not generate any local CO₂, nitrogen oxide or fine particulate matter emissions. Posted: 9 months ago As explained, the battery-powered vehicles are also attractive from an economic standpoint because their ratio of energy consumed to actual power output is three times higher than that of diesel AGVs. Further advantages of lithium-ion batteries include their charging time, which is just one and a half hours, high durability and freedom from maintenance. Six further green energy charging stations for battery-powered automated container transporters (AGV) and sixteen additional lithium-ion AGVs will be put into operation at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) by the end of the year. Business & Finance The conversion of the AGV fleet at CTA, supported by Hamburg’s Ministry for Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the “Energiewende in Unternehmen” subsidy programme, is said to be an important component of HHLA’s sustainability strategy. Specifically, the goal is to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality across the group by 2040. Two new charging stations were delivered to CTA on 4 September. They will be used to supply green energy to the automated AGV fleet in charge of transporting containers between the quayside and the container storage blocks at CTA. Another four charging units, each stored in a 20-foot container, will be delivered to the terminal in the coming weeks. This will increase the number of charging stations at CTA to thirteen by the end of 2020, and five more will be added next year. HHLA Aims to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040 Germany’s terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) continues to implement its sustainability strategy at the company’s terminal facilities in Hamburg. Categories:
Press Association Louis van Gaal set his sights on Premier League glory after watching Manchester United hammer QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford. Sixty days after being appointed United manager, Van Gaal finally earned his first competitive win thanks to goals from Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata. Van Gaal’s new-look side, which contained three debutants, ran Rio Ferdinand and his QPR team-mates ragged all afternoon, and had they taken their chances, they would have scored many more. Despite the win, Van Gaal was not in totally jubilant form after the final whistle. The Dutchman, who has been set the target of a top-three finish, thinks his men can improve a lot, although he knows he will have a more settled squad now that the transfer window has closed. “The result is fantastic, but I think we can do much better,” Van Gaal said. “I said (before the match): ‘let’s make a new start today’. “I have made now the (squad) selection of 27 players – three goalkeepers and 24 players, you shall see it Tuesday with the photoshoot, that is our squad.” Van Gaal, who ditched his five-man defence for a 4-4-2 diamond, even managed to restrain himself when praising Di Maria. “When you prepare three goals and make the first goal by yourself then you cannot play bad but he had a lot of unnecessary losses so we can do better,” the former Ajax manager said. United’s fluent, high-tempo play was a joy to watch at times, even though their defensive frailties are still clear to see. Van Gaal will face tougher tests during his reign at Old Trafford, but United fans will be pleased to hear that their manager is firmly committed to the kind of attacking football that was on display in Manchester this Sunday. “I have always played attacking football in my 35 years as manager,” he said. “All my teams have scored the most of the league so I hope at the end of this league we shall score also the most.” Van Gaal’s opposite number Harry Redknapp feels United are serious contenders for Champions League qualification this term. But the QPR boss was not too downbeat about his team’s chances of reaching their goal this season – Premier League survival. “They have got a big chance of making the top four,” the Rangers boss said. “They have got some fantastic forward players. “For us it will be a tough season but I still think we will be OK.” Redknapp was unhappy that Leroy Fer, among others, returned to QPR lacking sharpness following the international break. “I think that one or two of my players are trying to get their fitness,” he said. “Fer has had two weeks away with Holland and has not played a game. “He probably has been stood around and used as a cone while the first team play. He lacks fitness.” Van Gaal laid out his lofty ambitions for the 20-time champions after the game. “I want to win the Premier League title,” the United boss said. “If it is not this year then the second or third year. I want to give a championship to the fans.” Van Gaal was happy to finally end his frustrating four-match winless run in the league and dedicated the victory to his wife Truus. “This is special because it is also the birthday of my wife. I have already given her a present but she said the biggest present shall be the victory. We give it to her,” Van Gaal said. Di Maria’s free-kick cleared everyone in the box and nestled into the goal to give United the lead. The British record signing set up Mata for United’s final goal and he also played a part in the build-up to Herrera’s strike, and that of Rooney, who is now joint-third highest scorer in Premier League history. The fact that United were able to bring Radamel Falcao off the bench for the final 23 minutes shows just how strong Van Gaal’s squad is in attack.
Victory against Italy next Wednesday is essential if Martin O’Neill’s side are to reach the knock-out stages of the tournament.Tipperary’s Shane Long started the match – the Gortnahoe man should probably have been awarded a penalty early in the second-half and was replaced by Robbie Keane after 78 minutes. They went down 3-0 to a highly-ranked Belgium in their Group E match in Bordeaux.Romelu Lukaku got a brace for the Red Devils.Axel Witsel was also on target.
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