Top news, July 30 – August 5, 2018

September 28, 2020

first_imgMarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from July 30 – August 5, 2018.Liverpool City Region approves £650,000 for Mersey project business caseLiverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) has approved £650,000 of funding to complete work on a business case for the proposed Mersey tidal energy project.According to information from the documents from the meeting held on July 27 – during which the funding was approved – the support will enable the completion of the full business case by November 2019.San Miguel Corp opts for tidal in 10GW renewable energy diveSan Miguel Corporation (SMC) has unveiled plans to make significant investments into renewable energy and energy storage initiatives in the next 10 years.The Philippine-based conglomerate plans, according to various local media reports, to invest in up to 10,000MW of renewable energy developments in the next 10 years.The technologies to be covered by SMC investment plans reportedly include hydro, wind, and tidal energy projects.Italians invest €1 million in Australian waveAustralian company Carnegie Clean Energy has signed an agreement with Enel Green Power (EGP) which will see the Italian party invest €1 million in the research, development and deployment of the CETO wave energy technology.EGP will also become a technical advisory committee member of both Carnegie and the Wave Energy Research Centre (WERC).The investment EGP committed to will be delivered across a number of milestones., while the companies will also work together to identify, develop, and invest in opportunities for CETO across Australia, Europe and internationally.Carnegie completes offshore survey on Albany wave siteCarnegie completed a survey whose purpose was to establish the offshore geology and suitable strata thickness to inform the technical and economic feasibility of the foundation design for the CETO 6 wave energy converter to be deployed at the Albany site.The survey was completed by EGS Survey based out of Henderson, using the vessel Business Class owned and operated by Empress Marine in the beginning of June 2018.last_img read more

Port of Hamburg’s cargo volumes hit by COVID-19

September 28, 2020

first_img  “With its cargo-handling terminals, logistics and service providers, and its hinterland transport services, the port remains fully operational,” Mattern added. Germany’s largest universal port, the Port of Hamburg, felt the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of this year. General cargo handling was 12.2 per cent lower at 42.5 million tonnes, bulk cargo handling 11.7 per cent down at 18.7 million tonnes. Both the main elements of throughput were hit, being well down on last year’s excellent figures. Imports saw the largest volume fall on the previous year. These were 16.3 per cent lower in the first six months at 33.7 million tonnes, being considerably weaker than exports totalling 27.5 million tonnes, the downturn here being limited to a single-figure 6.1 per cent. In the container handling segment, a total of 4.1 million TEU – 20-ft standard containers – were shifted across the quaywalls, a 12.4 per cent fall on the previous year. This was due to the slowdown of the Chinese economy and the consequent cancellations of sailings. Image Courtesy: Port of Hamburg/Falcon Crest Air For the next few months, Axel Mattern and Ingo Egloff, his fellow CEO, assume that initially, the Port of Hamburg can adapt to a continuation of blank sailings and a slow recovery in total throughput. center_img “Owing to the weakness of the world economy and some withdrawals or considerable delays of global supply chains, as expected the effect turned out to be more severe in the second quarter than in the first three months.” Despite challenges, the port continues to provide cargo-handling and logistics services on a 24/7 basis. “We are naturally not pleased about this trend, but the drop in first-half throughput caused by the pandemic seriously affected all ports in Northern Europe,” Axel Mattern, Joint CEO, Port of Hamburg Marketing, commented. In the first six months of 2020, seaborne cargoes loaded/discharged at its terminals totalled just 61.2 million tonnes, representing a 12 per cent downturn compared to 69.6 million tonnes reported last year. “In the past two months, a stabilization of vessel sailings has been achieved. With the economy in China and Europe gradually picking up, I am confident that we have meanwhile reached the lowest point of the fall in seaborne cargo throughput caused by the pandemic, and will see a first noticeable recovery and improvement in the situation by the end of the year,” Egloff said.last_img read more

Fake online profiles of UP students surface after protest

September 25, 2020

first_imgIn a statement, the UP Office of the Student Regent said that the suspicious duplication of social media accounts were first reported in UP Cebu, where seven protesters and a bystander were arrested last Friday. “We are encouraging students not to panic and instead help each other in reporting suspicious accounts only. We just need to stand together against possible tactics seeking to silence our voice. Stay safe everyone,” it said in a statement. “We are hoping that this is a glitch in the system only and can be resolved as soon as possible. However, let it be clear that we will not tolerate any misleading content posted on any account that will endanger our students,” it added. Meanwhile, Panay News learned that, aside from UP students and faculty members, some ordinary person have also discovered having poser accounts on Facebook, mostly were only created recently and has no photos and posts. Apart from UP students, poser accounts of faculty members and alumni also surfaced Sunday. All have no photos and posts. “The past few days, I must admit that I am expressing my opposition about the Anti-Terrorism Bill so I don’t know if this fake account have something to do with it,” she added. Tug-ani, the official student publication of UP Cebu, first reported how several Facebook pages copying the usernames of students from the said campus made rounds online. This came following the arrest last Friday of some students who joined an anti-terrorism bill protest in the area. “Dozens of empty duplicate accounts bearing active usernames of UP Cebu students surface tonight. Victims speculate that this might involve identity theft or targeted attacks against UP students. Check your name, Iskolar!,” it said. MANILA – The University of the Philippines (UP) sounded the alarm on multiple reports of empty, duplicate and fake accounts bearing the names of its students following their campus protest against the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill. “I heard the news ‘yun sa UP students so I curiously checked if may duplication sa FB account ko and to my surpise meron nga and it was recently created,” said an Ilongga who works as a teacher in Manila. Several Facebook users, mostly who has been critical against the controversial measure, have also expressed alarm after they found out having duplicated accounts on Sunday./PNlast_img read more

Lady Wildcats Get Wins Over Lady Knights

September 24, 2020

first_imgThe Franklin Coujnty ended the regular season with a win over The South Dearborn Lady Knights 25-21, 25-19, 25-23.Taylor McCreary had 5 ace serves tonight to lead the team. Kamryn McCool led with 20 kills and 3 blocks. She also added 2 ace serves and 5 digs. Kendall McCool added 3 ace serves, 2 kills, 7 digs, and 9 assists. Autumn McDaniel led with 16 digs and added 1 ace serve. Jenna Orschell added an ace serve and 11 digs.The Lady Wildcats will be back in action Thursday night as they take on Madison in their first game of sectional. The fame starts at 6pm. Come cheer the team on to a win so they can advance to the next round.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Tanya Wirtz.THE FC JV ended their regular season with a win over South Dearborn 25-21, 25-11.‘I can’t say it enough how very proud of these girls that I am. Kaylynn Rauch and Charlotte Barrett lead the team with 3 kills each. Lilli Stewart had 3 aces. While Kelly Layton added 2 more ace serves. All of my back row players were digging everything hit at them!! They accumulated a total of 12 digs.’  Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.Our season record is 14-11 & our EIAC record is 7-7. The JV team will play in the EIAC JV Invite this Saturday, October 7th at East Central at 9 am. It is pool play tournament all day until around 3 or 4. So come out and support your JV Lady Cats!!!last_img read more

Rogers, Money are repeat winners at RPM

September 23, 2020

first_imgBy Mike HughesHAYS, Kan. (June 27) – Jason Rogers and Clay Money made return appearances in the winner’s circle at RPM Speedway on Saturday evening.Rogers became the first repeat winner in the Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car division at Hays this year. Rogers took the lead on lap seven from Arnold Williams. A caution on lap 19 set up a green, white, checkered finish, giving the field a shot at Rogers, but Rogers, the winner the night before at Thomas County Speedway in Colby, was up to the challenge.Williams was second, followed by Chad Sterling.Money won his third Golden B Hydra Drilling IMCA Northern SportMod feature after taking a lead on lap seven he would not relinquish. Daniel Gottschalk finished in the runner-up spot Jake Krone third.Jesse Richter notched the win in the S & W Supply IMCA Modifieds while Brady Bencken picked up his first feature local win in the Golden Plains Trucking IMCA Hobby Stocks.Randy Murphy took the lead on lap two and drove away for his first Hays win in the Cutting Edge Collision IMCA Sport Compact feature.last_img read more

England withdraw Maguire from squad for Nations League

September 22, 2020

first_imgRelatedPosts Solskjaer criticises England over handling of youngster Greenwood Denmark hold England to draw Batshuayi double helps Belgium to massive win over Iceland England manager Gareth Southgate has dropped Manchester United defender Harry Maguire from his UEFA Nations League squad, the Football Association said on Tuesday.The decision comes after Maguire was handed a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days by a Greek court on Tuesday. The sentence came after he was found guilty of multiple charges, following a brawl on the island of Mykonos last week.England face Iceland on September 5 in Reykjavik before taking on Denmark in Copenhagen on September 8.Reuters/NAN.Tags: EnglandGreek courtHarry MaguireUEFA Nations Leaguelast_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli is first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a decade

September 19, 2020

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a single decade, the incredible stat providing another reflection of his greatness. Kohli has aggregated 20,502 runs across three formats out of which he has scored 20,018 in the ongoing decade.The batting maestro achieved the feat on the way to his match-winning hundred, his 43rd in the format, against the West Indies in the third ODI on Wednesday. Kohli made his Test and T20 Internationals debut in 2010. He had already scored 484 runs in ODI cricket after making his debut in 2008.Australia’s former skipper Ricky Ponting held the record for scoring most international runs in a decade with 18,962 to his credit in the 2000s. Former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis is on the third position with 16,777 runs in the 2000s.Sri Lankan legends Mahela Jaywardene and Kumar Sangakkara are fourth and fifth on the list of most runs scored in a decade with 16304 and 15999, respectively. Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar is sixth with 15962 runs in the 2000s while his teammate Rahul Dravid is seventh with 15853.Kohli made an unbeaten 114 against West Indies in the final ODI of the three-match series, helping his side to a six-wicket victory and a 2-0 series win. The 30-year-old had also scored a century in the second ODI of the series.On Thursday, Virat Kohli-led Team India managed to clinch the three-match ODI series by 2-0 where first match was washed out in rain.(With inputs from PTI)  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

What’s in UW’s wallet? Capital One repeat

September 17, 2020

first_imgORLANDO, Fla. — Fresh off a repeat invitation to the Capital One Bowl, Bret Bielema walked onto the Kohl Center court midway through a basketball game Nov. 22 and awkwardly delivered a somewhat less than breath-taking speech, attempting to encourage fans to travel to South Florida for the Jan. 1 contest.Thirty-nine days later, the first-year head coach stood in the southwest corner of the Citrus Bowl, facing a three-tiered wall of cardinal-wearing supporters, and surrounded by his “all-time favorite team,” adorned in black championship hats. This time he delivered a knockout address.As the crowd roared after each proclamation, it was very clear Bielema had rebounded impressively from his earlier oratory issues. It was fitting, as responding to adversity has been the earmark of this No. 6 Wisconsin football team, culminating with a 17-14 bowl victory over No. 12 Arkansas. The win ensured UW its first-ever 12-win season, finishing 12-1 and exceeding all expectations.“I think when it’s all said and done, we couldn’t ask for anything better,” senior left tackle Joe Thomas said.Despite rushing for minus-5 yards on the day, falling behind 7-3 early, having several injury issues and not scoring a point in the second half, Wisconsin made big plays when it needed to and pulled out another victory to cap off the 2006 season.“We don’t have the most All-Big Ten players or the most All-Americans, but when you put everybody together, we’re a group that knows how to win,” Thomas said.On a day when the Badger running game was woefully unproductive — the team’s worst rushing output since tallying minus-11 yards at Penn State a year ago — game MVP John Stocco completed 14-of-34 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.“He’s a big time winner,” Bielema said of his fifth-year senior whose last start was almost two months ago against Penn State Nov. 4.Stocco excelled early and pushed UW to a quick 17-7 lead at halftime, connecting on touchdown passes to Paul Hubbard (22 yards) and Travis Beckum (13 yards). However, the Badger offense came to a halt, piling up five straight three-and-outs to start the second half. The team relied on the defense to hold the lead, which was cut to only three with 14:04 left to play after a 12-yard Felix Jones touchdown by Arkansas.The defense held and on the final two drives, Beckum and Stocco came up huge picking up key first downs — after having gone the entire third quarter without one — to wind down the clock.“We needed to move the chains, and I knew we needed to make a play,” Beckum said. “Sometimes players just needed to take it upon themselves to make the play … and I did it.”The Wisconsin running game, powering the Badgers through the season behind P.J. Hill, was totally shut down by the Razorbacks, who stacked the line to hold the redshirt freshman.“They were running a 5-3 defense, which is something that you see on the goal line in high school,” Thomas said.The win finally gave UW a win over a high-profile, ranked opponent as detractors of the Badgers’ season constantly harped on the fact they had yet to beat a ranked team all season.“I’m so tired of hearing that stuff,” Stocco said, with a hint of exasperation in his voice. “We did not need to beat this team to validate to us we are a good program.”Unfortunately for the Badgers, their first win over a ranked team and the SEC runner-up didn’t lead to any immediate jump in respect as UW actually dropped in the polls despite winning and having two teams ahead of them lose. Still, Wisconsin believes the win might springboard the program to a special 2007 season.“I showed a clip to our guys from some news station back in Arkansas. It was a little bit of motivation for us because it was being painted … that we hadn’t played anybody,” Bielema said. “I felt if we were able to get out of here today with a victory it would be a huge step — not only for this team, but, more important, a building block for the future.”last_img read more

MSOC : SU searches for consistency heading into Saturday’s game at Pittsburgh

September 17, 2020

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse has been two different teams its past two games.The Orange came out firing against Marquette last Saturday, when SU forward Federico Agreda took a shot soon after the game’s start and teammate Nick Roydhouse followed with another about two minutes later that went wide right. It seemed like the Orange was going for the kill every single possession.But against Binghamton on Tuesday, the team couldn’t find its rhythm on offense and fell flat.‘We can’t let our heads drop now,’ SU defender Ryan Tessler said. ‘Saturday is a very big game. We can’t dread on this. Pittsburgh’s a very winnable game.’The game against Binghamton was not supposed to be a step back for the Orange (2-6, 0-1 Big East) before it hit the road to play Pittsburgh (2-6-1, 0-1 Big East) on Saturday. The final nonconference game of the season should have been a tune-up and a win. Instead, SU lost 2-1 and heads back into Big East play looking for its first win in five matches. It will need to repeat its offensive play against Marquette — where SU lost 3-2 — and not Binghamton in order to pick up a crucial conference win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter the lackluster showing against Binghamton, the Orange finds itself looking forward to playing a new game and starting fresh. SU head coach Ian McIntyre said the team is moving on after the subpar performance and shifting its focus to the Panthers.‘That’s the exciting part,’ McIntyre said. ‘Now we’ve got some real good games coming up and it starts against Pittsburgh. And we’ll be well-prepared and ready.’Watching the Marquette game tape would be a good place to start. Although SU lost, the team recorded 25 shots on offense and scored two goals, an impressive offensive outburst for an Orange team that often struggles to score.The team carried its early aggression on offense throughout the game. On one play, Roydhouse used fancy footwork to get downfield and executed a give-and-go with Mark Brode to set up an open shot. Roydhouse came up empty, but the movement on offense was encouraging.And though those early shots by Agreda and Roydhouse didn’t find the back of the net, SU was creating chances.It’s something the Orange couldn’t do against Binghamton. SU totaled just four shots in the first half. And until it scored a goal in the final two minutes, the closest the Orange came to scoring was on a disallowed goal.SU will use the past two games to prepare for Pittsburgh. The team can see what worked well against the Golden Eagles and what didn’t against the Bearcats.On Saturday, the Orange hopes to rediscover the aggression it had against Marquette to earn a key conference victory.‘We can’t be complacent against Pittsburgh like we were (Tuesday),’ SU midfielder Ted Cribley said. ‘We can’t come out against Pittsburgh with a performance like that because if we do we’ll lose another game and then it’s downhill. We need a win under our belt.’Each game moving forward will either bolster or ruin SU’s goal of making it to the Big East tournament for the first time since 2005. To achieve that goal, the team must find its consistency on offense in its final eight games of the season — all coming against conference opponents.‘I think we’ve been unfortunate this season with a few results and that’s maybe hanging over our shoulders,’ Cribley said. ‘We have to take the positives and move on.’SU forward Dan Summers called the upcoming schedule the ‘nitty gritty’ and most important part of SU’s season. The team knows it needs to raise its level of play to compete in the conference.And the Orange knows it can’t win if it makes the same mistakes it did against Binghamton. But if SU corrects those mistakes, Cribley said the team will come out on top against the Panthers.‘I think we need to believe a bit more,’ Cribley said. ‘We need to win against Pittsburgh. If everything goes to plan and we work hard, we will.’rnmarcus@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Published on September 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: rnmarcus@syr.edulast_img read more

USC heads to UCLA for rivalry rematch

September 16, 2020

first_imgThe men’s basketball team heads across the city to rematch with No. 6 UCLA on Saturday, facing off against a Bruins team hungry for revenge. The last time these two teams met, the Trojans delivered a stinging 84-76 loss in the Galen Center. At the time, UCLA was sitting at No. 8 in the country, carried on the back of standout freshman Lonzo Ball. At guard, Ball averages 35.7 points per game and delivers explosive performances that earned him a spot on the shortlist for the Wooden Award. But at the Galen Center against the Trojans, Ball’s offensive spark sputtered out, sinking only 15 points as the unranked Trojans knocked off their fiercest rivals.Now, the Trojans must travel to the UCLA home court to compete against a team that used that loss as a springboard. UCLA took a hit in their ranking after falling to USC. But after manhandling Washington and Washington State, the Bruins took down Oregon to climb back into the top 10 and knock on the door of the top five rankings.After their loss at the Galen Center, Ball and the Bruins made it clear that the loss would only fuel them in the future. No matter what, the team has made it clear — losing will not be an option for the Bruins on Saturday.“Even losing one is uncomfortable, let alone four in a row,” UCLA center Thomas Welsh said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “This is a big game for sure. We want to keep our win steak going and end that losing streak against USC.”But the Trojans won’t be the same team that the Bruins faced back in January either. The return of sophomore Bennie Boatwright at the start of February paved the way to a win streak that was only ended by No. 7 Oregon. Although they remain unranked nationally, the Trojans sit on the cusp of breaking into the AP Top 25 poll with 16 votes. In the Pac-12, the team sits in fifth place, just behind unranked 9-4 Cal. The other teams ahead of USC — Arizona, Oregon and UCLA — are all ranked in the AP Top 10.If the last five games have proved anything for the Trojans, it’s that they can hang with the top in the conference and the top in the country. Despite losing to Oregon at home, the Trojans surged into a comeback late in the game, pulling within 3 points in the final quarter. A dry spell from the field sent the comeback to a grinding halt, but the Trojans took away a note of hope from the game.“It shows we can play with anybody,” freshman guard De’Anthony Melton said. “We need to learn how to close out games.”Against UCLA, the Trojans will face several factors in their search for a regular season sweep of their crosstown rivals. They’ll need to shut down Ball on both the interior and the exterior. Keeping the freshman out of the paint and out of his element from behind the line was the key to the Trojans’ first victory, but it’s not a performance that Ball will look to repeat. Finally, the Trojans must find a spark outside of the typical scoring core of Boatwright, junior guard Jordan McLaughlin and sophomore forward Chimezie Metu. Last game, that was redshirt sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron, who earned Pac-12 Player of the Week after notching a career-high 23 points against the Bruins.Although the top three teams are dominating the discussion of the Pac-12 Championship race, a victory on Saturday could keep USC in that conversation.The past month has shown that the Trojans can play with anybody. On Saturday, they’ll have the chance to prove that they’re here to win, not just play.last_img read more