“Clients are continuously aware of the fact that they have something that is measuring their alcohol consumption. That helps them to keep away from alcohol abuse,” probation officer Tony Rubino told Reuters.The bracelet can also help offenders to show they have changed their ways.A mother of two boys, who took part in the government’s pilot studies for the bracelet, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “I have two young boys and had to show that I don’t drink anymore.””The alcohol anklet was an excellent opportunity for me to show that I do not drink 24/7.” Topics : People in the Netherlands convicted of crimes related to alcohol abuse will have to wear a special ankle bracelet to monitor their drinking habits once the government has passed the necessary legislation.The Dutch justice ministry has said the electronic bracelet or tag will keep track of any sign of alcohol consumption by analyzing the sweat of the person wearing it.Data from the bracelet will be sent to a central server once a day, giving probation officers a clearer picture of the wearer’s behavior than the current system which relies on blood or urine tests which are done twice a week. The justice ministry said its pilot studies showed that 71% of the participants did not drink alcohol during the test, even though some were allowed access to alcohol.Around half of the participants said they did not drink for at least three months after the anklet was taken off.Studies, cited by the justice ministry, have shown that 26% to 43% of all violent incidents in the Netherlands are related to alcohol, while the cost of alcohol abuse to Dutch society is estimated to run to 6 billion euros ($6.75 billion) a year.
Mr John Prescott has been named Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions following Labour’s victory in the British general election. He is responsible for the overall direction of the Department of Transport. Dr Gavin Strang becomes Minister for Transport, a cabinet post. Ms Glenda Jackson has been named Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Transport in London, covering London Transport, railways, transport in London, and integrated transport policy. Mr David Hill has been appointed Chief Executive of State Rail Authority of New South Wales for 6 months, following the removal of Mr Len Harper. Mr Hill held the same post from 1980-86 and returns with a brief to improve CityRail timekeeping and implemement budget cuts.Mr N Ravindra has been appointed Chairman of Indian Railways. Mr D P Tripathi has been named Secretary to the Indian Railway Board.Mr Douglas M Christy has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for Iowa Interstate Railroad.Mr J
CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering, a joint venture between DEME Group and CSBC Corporation, has signed a contract with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to transport and install wind turbines for two offshore wind projects in Taiwan, according to local media reports.The contract was reportedly signed for the Changfang and the Xidao wind farms offshore Changhua. The two wind farms will comprise 62 wind turbines installed on jacket foundations and have a combined capacity of 600MW.Offshore WIND has reached out to DEME and CIP for comment.In total, CIP is developing three offshore wind projects off the Changhua coast in the Taiwan Strait with a combined capacity of 1.5GW. The wind farms will feature MHI Vestas 9MW wind turbine platform.The turbine installation contract was signed during the inauguration of CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering’s office in Taipei, Taiwan.Back in December 2017, GeoSea, now part of DEME Offshore, formed the joint venture company with CSBC Corporation to cooperate on a series of offshore wind projects.The company specialises in transporting and installing foundations and wind turbines as well as offering full EPCI contracts.Since then, CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering has also signed a Letter of Intent with Northland Power and Yushan Energy to provide services on the Hai Long offshore wind farm.Taiwan awarded a total of 5.5GW of offshore wind capacity in two separate tendering rounds in April and in June last year.Offshore wind developers that secured the rights to build wind farms are obligated to sign PPAs for the projects with the state-owned Taiwan Power Corp (Taipower) by the end of 2019.CIP signed the PPAs for the 552MW Changfang and the 48MW Xidao wind farms in February 2019. The final investment decision for the two projects is expected in the second half of 2019.Photos: DEME Group
A penalty for full-back Rhys Patchell levelled matters before Hanrahan landed a 45-yard effort to restore the lead for the visitors. Tighthead prop Jones had been told to up his workrate in the loose if he wants to regain his Wales place and he certainly seemed to have taken the message on board as he charged round the pitch. Munster number eight Robin Copeland was back at the ground where he made his breakthrough at the top level and was a key source of lineout ball and also looked to enjoy some of the barnstorming charges which once made him an Arms Park favourite. The exchange of penalties continued, Patchell from in front after a Munster offside while coming in from the side of a ruck gave Hanrahan another successful kick. A couple more ruck offences made it 15-9 to Munster as Hanrahan and Patchell traded kicks. Just before half-time the Blues finally broke the kicking deadlock. Number eight Manoa Vasawai was able to collect a kick and shrug off a couple of tacklers, scrum-half Lloyd Williams burst quickly round the fringes, Patchell was up with play to time his pass perfectly for Argentinian wing Lucas Amorosino to race to the corner for a try on his debut. Patchell missed the touchline conversion but Hanrahan maintained his perfect record with a sixth penalty to give Munster an 18-14 lead at the break. Jones continued to have a fine game and was influential as the Cardiff eight turned over the Munster scrum and then earned a stream of scrum penalties. But the Munster defence held firm and there was no yellow card. In the end, that forward pressure had to tell and midway through the second half Vosawai burst off the base of a five yard scrum with the power to scramble over the line for a try converted by Gareth Davies as the Blues took the lead for the first time. Hanrahan equalised, but with a penalty already awarded, Jones went for an ambitious drop goal which fell just a few feet short. It got the biggest cheer of the night, though Davies did add the three points from the resulting penalty kick. Cardiff Blues were denied what would have been their second Guinness PRO12 win of the season by a late try as Munster claimed a 28-24 win at Cardiff Arms Park. Flanker Paddy Butler went over for the score which broke Cardiff hearts in the 78th minute after the home side seemed to have clinched a narrow win with prop Adam Jones putting in a commanding performance including a drop goal attempt. Munster opened the scoring when they earned a penalty for a ruck offence which was slotted from 35 yards by outside half JJ Hanrahan. Press Association