FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Windpower Monthly:Following its routine end-of-quarter order intake flurry, Vestas reached over 4.6GW of new turbine orders during the second quarter of 2019. On top of the 3GW it won in Q1, Vestas is flying ahead of its 2018 total.In total, Vestas has won a little over 7.61GW of new turbine orders so far in 2019. This total is 40% more than the same period of 2018, when Vestas won 5.44GW on its way to securing 14.2GW across all of 2018.This means Vestas is already over halfway to last year’s total, in a market where many deals are agreed in the final six months of the year. In 2018, 62% of Vestas’ orders were awarded in the second half of the year.As with 2018, the U.S. remained the dominant market for Vestas. It secured 11 deals across the first six months of the year totaling 3,072MW ranging from 143MW to a 459MW deal with PacifiCorp.More: Vestas orders up 40% in first half of 2019 Strong U.S. demand pushes Vestas wind turbine orders well above 2018 levels
A young black bear cub received the second-ever blood transfusion at Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville.The cub was found by a local resident in Bristol, Tennessee and reported to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The agency’s protocol for bear cubs is to observe the bear for 36 hours, thereby ensuring that it is actually an orphan and not merely left alone by its mother for a short while. If the mother is confirmed dead or absent, and the cub is estimated to be fewer than 30 pounds, the TWRA policy is to capture the bear.After 36 hours, the lone bear cub in question was found lying next to a stream and was caught without the use of any tranquilizers. The bear was then transported to the Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine where it received the name Summitt after the famed University of Tennessee women’s basketball team, Pat Summitt.Veterinarians sedated Summitt and underwent a physical exam of the yearling. Blood tests showed the 23-pound cub was severely anemic, with a red blood cell concentration of 6 percent instead of the average 35 to 45 percent, and was in desperate need of a blood transfusion.The veterinarians contacted the curators of the bear habitat at the Knoxville Zoo in search for healthy bear blood. Vets at the zoo sent over 300 milliliters of blood from a healthy black bear. Whenever a blood transfusion is preformed on an animal, there is always the risk for the animal’s body to attack the new cells, so the veterinarians kept a close watch on the cub’s vitals. Summitt made it through the transfusion and is adapting to life at the cub nursery at the Appalachian Bear Rescue in Townsend, Tennessee.The bear is expected to make a full recovery and could be returned to the wild as early as this summer.
Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Sweden: Soft2Bet CEO Chaikin on prospering in igaming’s brave new world August 18, 2020 Submit Share Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon The Danish government has revealed plans to raise the level of tax paid by igaming operators in Denmark, which is due to come into effect in 2021.Operators will now pay tax equal to 28% of gross gaming revenue, up from the previous 20%, which is expected to generate DKK150m (£17.1m) in tax revenues.Denmark’s Social Democratic Party-led minority government has received the support from a number of other left wing parties such as the Red-Green Alliance, Socialist People’s Party and Social Liberal Party to pass the budget.It is hoped that by raising the tax, additional funding can be supplied towards problem gambling support initiatives, as well as increased efforts to better regulate the market which opened up in 2012.The government emphasised that the level of online tax still remained lower than that imposed on land-based casinos and gaming machines. Casinos pay a 45% GGR tax, and a further 30% on revenue above DKK4m, while gaming machines pay 41% of GGR as well as 30% on revenue over DKK4,000 for restaurant-based machines, and the same levy on revenue over DKK250,000 in gaming machine halls.Earlier this year, gaming operators in Denmark voluntarily agreed to a new code of conduct which seeks to establish a definitive benchmark on gambling industry practices, with regards to advertising, reducing problem gambling harms, combined with comprehensive consumer protections.The enforcement of the code by online gambling operators will be monitored by the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA). Whilst licence holders in the area of gaming machines will be monitored by the Dansk Automat Brancheforening (Danish gaming machine industry association) and land-based casino by the Dansk Kasinoforening (Danish Casino Association).