“The addition of Swancor to our local suppliers is a significant boost to our ambitions in Taiwan,” said Taiwan Business Director, Maida Zahirović. According to MHI Vestas, the scope of the contract covers a significant percentage of the direct materials value of overall blade manufacturing, including carbon tow, carbon pultrusion, resin, and bonding glue. To remind, the two companies signed a conditional contract last summer for the supply of blade materials for Taiwanese offshore wind projects. MHI Vestas has finalized the contract with Swancor to locally source offshore wind turbine blade materials in Taiwan. This is the second purchase agreement the company signed related to blade production in Taiwan, following the selection of Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology to manufacture blades in a new facility to be built near Taichung Harbour. “The local supply chain is currently under development in Taiwan, and we are pleased to support an established group such as Swancor broaden their presence in the offshore wind sector. We look forward to working together to create long-term Taiwanese jobs.” MHI Vestas secured firm contracts for CIP’s 589 MW Changfang and Xidao offshore wind projects, as well as the preferred supplier status for the 300 MW Zhong Neng project developed by CSC and CIP.
Mrs. Effie (Beard) Cook Rich Armes, age 93, of Canaan, Indiana, entered this life on July 26, 1924, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late, Corbett and Mary B. (Skirvin) Beard. She was raised in Patriot, Indiana and attended the Vevay High School. Effie was united in marriage on January 20, 1944 in Covington, Kentucky, to Ralph Theodore “Ted” Cook and to this union arrived a son Gary to bless their home. She was later united in marriage to James L. Rich on November 24, 1994 at the Brushy Fork Baptist Church. Effie was later united in marriage to George Ray Armes on November 28, 1998 at the Brushy Fork Baptist Church. George and Effie shared 10 years of marriage together until George passed away on December 18, 2008. Effie was employed as a line worker for Reliance Electric, retiring in 1986, after 25 years of service. She was a member of the Brushy Fork Baptist Church and Hope Rebecca Lodge in Bennington, Indiana and resided in the Canaan community since 1944. Effie will be remembered for her love of singing, dancing, shopping and traveling. Effie passed away at 7:49 p.m., Tuesday January 16, 2018, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Effie will be deeply missed by her granddaughters, Shanna Cook of Greenwich, CT and Nicole Cook-Ficaro and her husband: Jason of Kenner, LA; her grandson, Sean Cook and his wife: Hannah of Vevay, IN; her great-grandchildren, Macy Laine Cook, McKenna Faith Cook, Bevyn and Brayson Cook-Ficaro; her special niece, Connie Ireland and her husband: Geoff of Snellville, GA and her several other nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Corbett and Mary B. (Skirvin) Beard; her 1st-husband, Ralph Theodore “Ted” Cook, died in 1992; her 2nd-husband, James L. Rich, died in 1996; her 3rd-husband, George Ray Armes, died December 18, 2008; her son, Gary Ralph “Cookie” Cook, died January 13, 2018; her daughter-in-law, Beverly Sue “Bev” (Kelley) Cook, died September 18, 2009; her brothers, Jefferson D. and Leslie “Les” Beard and her sisters, Louise Snyder Burnham and Helen Russell.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Canaan Community Academy Gymnasium, 8775 North Canaan Main Street Canaan, Indiana 47224. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison, Indiana. Friends may call 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Canaan Community Academy Gymnasium, 8775 North Canaan Main Street Canaan, Indiana 47224. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gary and Beverly Cook Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Former Ghana international, Ahmed Barusso, has declared Stamford Bridge the best Stadium he has ever visited, in terms of atmosphere.The former AS Roma man, in an exclusive with Citi Sports, shed light on how he used to understudy Michael Essien per the instructions of his former coach Leonardo Acori at Italian side Rimini.According to the 35 year old, Acori allowed him to travel to Stamford Bridge to watch Essien in one of his ‘assignments’.“There was a Champions League game between Chelsea and Porto and he [Acori] allowed me to go and watch.”Essien gave me tickets and it was a great experience. That’s when I got the chance to meet Lampard, Shevchenco, Terry and Drogba.”It was very lovely for me. Sitting at the stadium watching the game was something else. I have never experienced anything like that before. If you’re really a football fan you’d understand”, he said.