Tidal array demo project off France comes to end

first_imgOpenHydro tidal turbine (Photo: Naval Energies) Naval Energies and EDF Group have decided to bring the Paimpol-Bréhat tidal energy array demonstration project to a close.Namely, the companies will not be reinstalling OpenHydro tidal turbines at the Paimpol-Bréhat site off Brittany, as they have completed the lesson learning from construction, deployment and testing of the turbines as part of the project, according to Naval Energies.The information gathered from the demo array project will be used for other tidal energy developments, mainly Cape Sharp Tidal’s Bay of Fundy tidal array project, Naval Energies said.“The feedback form the Paimpol-Bréhat project will be used to inform and benefit the Cape Sharp Tidal demonstration project in the Bay of Fundy (Canada) demonstration project, led by Naval Energies. “These two demonstration projects, Paimpol-Bréhat and Cape Sharp Tidal, although deployed within very different receiving environments, have yielded important data which allow us to optimize the design, reliability and performance of OpenHydro’s tidal turbines,” Naval Energies said in a statement.Earlier this year, Naval Energies retrieved the second 500kW OpenHydro turbine that was deployed at the 1MW Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array. Both turbines are currently in Cherbourg where they were shipped for maintenance works.Naval Energies noted it is continuing with the development of 14MW Normandie Hydro tidal farm in Raz Blanchard, off France, together with EDF Group.“It is intended that, once sufficient data has been recovered from the Cape Sharp Tidal project, EDF will be able to launch the industrial phase of the Normandie Hydro project,” added Naval Energies.last_img read more

Nine killed as US jet crashes into apartment building

first_imgA firefighter walks up a driveway as an apartment building burns in Akron, Ohio, where authorities say a small business jet crashed yesterday. (PHOTO:AP)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Seven associates of a Florida real estate investment company were on the second day of a multicity Midwestern trip to look at property for potential shopping centres when their small jet crashed into an Ohio apartment, killing all nine people onboard.The crash in Akron yesterday afternoon — two miles from the small airport where the plane was to land — killed two executives and five employees at Pebb Enterprises, a Boca Raton-based company that specializes in shopping centres. The two pilots also were killed.“Our hearts are broken this morning with the news of the tragic accident that took the lives of two principals and five employees of Pebb Enterprises,” said a statement on the company website yesterday. “We are shocked and deeply saddened for the families, colleagues and friends of those who perished.”Officials haven’t released names of the victims, but family members at the crash scene said the dead included 50-year-old Diane Smoot, who was with the group from Pebb Enterprises, her sister told Cleveland.com.The chartered plane left Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Monday and stopped in St Paul, Minnesota; Moline, Illinois; and St Louis before arriving in Cincinnati, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware.The plane departed from Cincinnati on Tuesday morning and stopped in Dayton before crashing on its approach to Akron Fulton International just before 3:00 pm.The 10-seat Hawker H25 business jet clipped utility wires and crashed into a four-unit apartment building, sparking a fire that destroyed the building, Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Bill Haymaker said. Nobody was home at any of the apartments, and there were no other injuries.A man who lived in the unit that plane crashed into said he wasn’t home because he’d gone to the store to buy Hot Pockets, a brand of microwavable turnovers.Jason Bartley told the Akron Beacon Journal that he feels lucky but also in shock over the crash. The 38-year-old factory worker said he was coming home when he saw the flames.Investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash, which shook furniture in homes several blocks away and left behind fiery debris.It could take days to recover and identify the victims, said Lieutenant Bill Haymaker with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.“It’s going to be extensive,” he said.The Summit County coroner yesterday sought the expertise of a forensics team from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, to help local officials at the site of the crash. The team specializes in crime scene and airplane crash recoveries of human remains.Witnesses, including Carrie Willis, who lives several blocks away, said they heard explosions when the plane hit.“I heard a big bang, and my couch shook twice,” Willis said.Roberta Porter, who lives about a block from the site, said she was driving home when she saw the plane crash and burst into flames.“This plane just dropped out of the sky, veered and crashed into the apartment building,” Porter said.She said it’s scary to think that if she had been driving faster the plane might have clipped her car. Sharing is caring! Share Share 179 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share InternationalLifestylePrintTravel Nine killed as US jet crashes into apartment building by: Associated Press – November 12, 2015last_img read more

LIU Brooklyn seeks revenge on Wagner

first_img February 26, 2020 TEAM LEADERS: Long Island-Brooklyn’s Raiquan Clark has averaged 20.3 points and 7.4 rebounds while Ty Flowers has put up 14.4 points and 10.2 rebounds. For the Seahawks, Alex Morales has averaged 13.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while Elijah Ford has put up 9.3 points and 5.3 rebounds.ACCURATE ALEX: Morales has connected on 38.1 percent of the 63 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 12 over his last five games. He’s also made 69.3 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Sharks are 0-8 when they score 66 points or fewer and 13-8 when they exceed 66 points. The Seahawks are 0-12 when they fail to score more than 64 points and 8-7 on the season, otherwise.WINNING WHEN: Wagner is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 64 points or fewer. The Seahawks are 3-19 when opponents score more than 64.DID YOU KNOW: Long Island-Brooklyn is ranked second among NEC teams with an average of 76.7 points per game.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWagner (8-19, 5-11) vs. Long Island-Brooklyn (13-16, 8-8)Steinberg Wellness Center, Brooklyn, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Long Island-Brooklyn seeks revenge on Wagner after dropping the first matchup in Staten Island. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 20, when the Seahawks shot 47.1 percent from the field while limiting Long Island-Brooklyn’s shooters to just 43.8 percent en route to a 72-64 victory. LIU Brooklyn seeks revenge on Wagnercenter_img For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press last_img read more

592 Beer Inter-Village Football Championship reaches knockout stage

first_imgWITH the exciting group stage having concluded, the quarterfinal section in the inaugural 592 Beer Inter-Village Football Championship will commence on Sunday with an exciting double-header at the Buxton Community ground.In the opening match, Mahaica will match skills with Friendship at 20:00hrs. The weight of expectation in securing a semi-final berth will rest on the shoulders of Azuma Roberts, Eion Abel and Shameer Nazir come kick-off time.Meanwhile, the trident of Dillon Wright, Clive Andries and Okenny Fraser will marshal the dangerous Friendship outfit, a side who have grown with each outing and will have the partisan home support in their corner. In the second fixture, home side Buxton will tackle Paradise at 22:00hrs.Paradise are considered one of the main contenders to secure the coveted title by several analysts. This label is justified due to quality players such as Quincy Adams and Tyreek Cummings on their roster. However, the battle-hardened Buxtonians will be no pushovers and possess the skill set to create issues for their opponents, led by the dynamic Eon Costello.Tournament coordinator Eon Havercome revealed that the event will now officially conclude on January 1, 2020. He stated that the decision to extend the event was based on the response of the players, fans and sponsors. following a prolonged absence of structured football in the region.According to Havercome, the staging of the event highlights that football is truly alive in the East Coast Demerara area, positing that the intention is for the tournament to be an annual affair. The competition continues with the second night of quarterfinal action on Christmas Day at the same venue.The eventual champions of the event will pocket $500 000 and the championship trophy. The second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will receive $200 000, $150 000 and $100 000 respectively and the corresponding trophy.Similarly, individual prizes will also be awarded for: Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament, MVP of the finale, Best Goalkeeper of the tournament and the Best Goalkeeper of the final.Major sponsors of the tournament include Bakewell Guyana Incorporated, ExxonMobil, NSC and Colin Talbot Construction Services.In the second round of quarterfinal matches scheduled for Christmas Day, Golden Grove will match skills with Brusch Dam in the opening match from 20:00hrs while Beterverwagting (BV) will oppose Ann’s Grove in the second encounter at 22:00hrs.last_img read more

Wellington track competes in Chaparral; Noah Wolff signs; busy schedule today…

first_imgNoah Wolff, front, center signs with Concordia Friday. (Steve Sturgis photo)•••••Sports schedule for today and tomorrow:Monday, April 8WHS TENNIS —Wichita Collegiate, away, 3 p.m.WHS GOLF — Andover Central at Terradyne Country Club, 3 p.m.WHS BASEBALL — Andale, home, 4 p.m. (JV)WHS SOFTBALL — Andale, home, 4:30 p.m. (JV).WMS TENNIS — Andover Central, away, 3:30 p.m. Boys: Team scores: Andale 220, Rose Hill 157, Wichita West 66, Arkansas City 63, Chaparral 46, Wellington 28, Garden Plain 23, Clearwater 20, Medicine Lodge 16, Caldwell 8, Andover 1.100 — Devin McCue, seventh, 11.76; Tyler Clift, eighth, 11.86.400 — Caleb Hunt, fifth, 56.73; Brendon Troutman, sixth, 57.00.110 high hurdles — Colin Reichenberger, third, 15.20.800 — Austin Pfalzgraf, fourth, 2:15.27.Long jump — Clift, fifth, 19-4.5.Pole Vault — Ian Stallbaumer, fifth, 12-0.Discus — Norris, eighth, 109-10.5.4×100 relay — Wellington, sixth, 46.84.••••• By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington track team traveled to Chaparral Friday, Noah Wolff signs with Concordia College to play baseball, and there is plenty of sporting activity in Wellington today and tomorrow…Chaparral Track meet: The Wellington Crusader track team travelled to Chaparral for its second track meet of the year, and the first where team scores were tallied.The Wellington girls finished fourth, while the boys placed sixth.Those who placed in the top six from Wellington are as follows:Girls:Team scores: Andale 178, Garden Plain 80, Rose Hill 71, Wellington 64, Arkansas City 58, Chaparral 44, Wichita West 37, Caldwell 32, Clearwater 27, Medicine Lodge 6, South Barber 5, Andover 4.100 — Megan Campbell, first, 12:10;200 — Campbell, first, 25:52; Dietra Sober, sixth, 28.53.400 —Leah Nelson, fourth, 1:05.60.800 — Jaedyn Ledesma, first, 2:39.56.Long jump — Micah Rogers, fifth, 15-6.Triple jump — Cajen Shore, seventh, 31-4.5.High jump — Holly Wright, 5-0.4×400 relay — Wellington, 4:22.95.Shot put — Halynn Page, third, 32-9.4×100 relay — Wellington, second, 52.50. Tuesday, April 9WHS TENNIS —Maize South, away, 3 p.m.WMS TRACK — Goddard, Wellington at Ark City, 3:30 p.m.center_img Wolff signs with Concordia:Wellington High School Senior Noah Wolff signed a letter of intent Friday at WHS to play baseball at Concordia University located in Seward, Neb. in 2013-14.Present at the signing with Noah were his parents, Michael and Jennifer Wolff. Standing from left: WHS head baseball coach Jesse Dale and WHS head basketball Coach and Activities Director Brian Buchanan. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Lawrence Haggard, 92, Wellington: July 10, 1921 – Oct. 7, 2013

first_imgLawrence D. Haggard, 92, died peacefully from this earth on Monday, October 7th at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He was born at Howard, Kans. on July 10, 1921. His family moved to Wellington when Larry was 9 years old; Larry has resided in Wellington his entire life.  He graduated from Wellington High School in 1939.Larry served in WW II in the Air Corp stationed state side.  Larry was awarded an Honorable Discharge as a Corporal in 1946.  Larry has been a proud member of Tom Schwinn American Legion Post #90 for 69 years where he served in various leadership roles.On April 7, 1945, he married the love of his life Virginia Leigh Dennis. Together, they had one son, Dennis W. Haggard.  In addition to their one child, Larry and Virginia impacted a great many children in their lifetime; generations of children summered on the Haggard farm where they developed excellent work ethics and many happy memories under the guidance of Grandma and Grandpa Haggard.Larry believed in hard work – he was in feed sales at Pay Way Feed, he was a farmer where he raised pigs and wheat, he worked on B-52s while employed at Boeing and he worked as a custodian at Lincoln Elementary and Roosevelt Schools for USD #353. He had a dry sense of humor and a quip for every story.He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, and his father and mother, William Henry Haggard and Norma (Bell) Haggard along with his siblings, Iris Gilbert, Rex E. Haggard, Vera Hall, John A. Haggard and Billy Jr. Haggard.Larry’s survivors include his son, Dennis and Donna Haggard of Stoddard, WI, his grandchildren, Heather Haggard, Travis and Sue Haggard, Teneille Haggard and James Thoms and two great grandchildren, Riley Haggard and James Teneille Thoms.  Larry also leaves behind a number of friends that will miss his anecdotes and humor.  A very special thank you is extended to the staff of Sumner Regional Medical Center 2nd Floor Nursing Staff — you have made the last five years of his life….in Larry’s words “downright enjoyable”.Per Larry’s request, there will be no services.  Donations can be made to Larry’s memorial for the Avenue of Flags.  Donations can be left at or mailed to Frank Funeral Home, 417 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Orrin in the winners’ circle again with Lagonda

first_img31 May 2013 Orrin in the winners’ circle again with Lagonda Max Orrin secured his second major victory in the space of three weeks when he won the Lagonda Trophy on a wet and dreary day at The Gog Magog Golf Club near Cambridge. The England boy international from Kent posted a final round of 70 for 270, ten under par, and a two-shot winning margin over Robert Sutton and three better than his county colleague Mark Collins. In early May, Orrin (image copyright Tom Ward) came from several shots back to win the South East of England Links Championship at Royal Cinque Ports. This time he shared the lead with Sutton going into the second and final day but forged ahead to collect the title. It was his third round 65 that proved crucial to Orrin’s success. “That was the key to the win,” he said. “But I played solidly throughout and putted well. “I’ve worked hard all winter on my short game. In the conditions we’ve faced so far this year it is important to get this part of the game right. It’s been the biggest improvement in my game this year.” With Sutton, one of his playing partners, taking 67 in round three, Orrin went into the final circuit two strokes ahead and although both swopped birdies on the final afternoon, he stayed there, confirming he can lead from the front as well as challenging from behind. “It was nice to be in the last group in an event,” added the 19 year old from the North Foreland club. “I’d not been in that position for a while and had not had the pressure to close out a tournament. So it is nice to know I can do it when leading.” With Collins finishing third and Michael Saunders fifth, it meant Kent had three players in the top five while Wiltshire’s Josh Loughrey was fourth on 276, having shared the first round lead with Collins on 66. Leading final scores: 270 M Orrin (North Foreland) 68 67 65 70 272 R Sutton (Dunstable Downs) 66 69 67 70 273 M Collins (Chart Hills) 68 68 67 70 276 J Loughrey (Wrag Barn) 66 70 69 71 278 M Saunders (Dartford) 69 67 74 68 280 M Kippen (Enmore Park) 71 68 71 70last_img read more

Rebels make it look easy, pound Leafs 8-2 in KIJHL exhibition play Thursday in Nelson

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsAfter winning a preseason tournament in Beaver Valley over the weekend the Nelson Leafs were quickly brought back down to earth by the defending Kootenay Conference Champions from Castlegar.The Rebels scored early, often and then some in posting a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition wins over the Leafs, the final victory an 8-2 pasting of the Green and White Thursday at the NDCC Arena.Castlegar doubled the Leafs 6-3 in game one of the home-and-home series Wednesday in the Sunflower City.“We’ve got lots of work ahead of us,” Leaf coach Frank Maida admitted following the six-goal pounding.Of course, almost in the same breath, Maida added the coaching staff was taking a look at all the players remaining in camp to before making final cuts this weekend.And the way the puck was bouncing past, off and into the Leaf net, today was not a good day to purchase a Lotto ticket for any of the players dressed in the home jerseys.“On some nights that’s the way the puck rolls,” Maida said.“Then again we’ve only had one practice before the two games against Castlegar,” he added.Scoring for Castlegar, leading 3-1 after one frame and 7-1 following the 40-minute mark, were Anthony Delong, Dylan Houle, Arthur Andrews, Peter Mingus, Bryce Eviston, Tyler Robinson and Quinn Klimchuk.Mathew Naka and Dallas Barker replied for Nelson.Pat Defoe and Braden Minus shared goaltending duties for Castlegar while Sam Monk, welcome to junior hockey, and veteran Andrew Walton were between the pipes for the Leafs.The teams have a full week of preparation before the teams kick off the regular season Friday, Sept. 16 in Castlegar.The Rebels pay a return visit Saturday, Sept. 17, Nelson’s home opener at the NDCC Arena.Game time is 7 p.m.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

UNDP Pays Over U$1M to Thousands of Ebola Health Workers in Liberia

first_imgAs many health workers in Liberia continue to provide services to their country for months without pay following the outbreak of the Ebola crisis, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as a contribution to the Liberian government, has paid over US$1 million to at least a thousand Liberian Ebola health workers.The US$1 million in cash payments was distributed across the country in January alone.The workers were hired at the height of the crisis to help run Ebola treatment centers, help communities prevent Ebola transmission and track people who had contact with victims.Stuart Kefford, UNDP’s Project Manager for Health Worker Payments, said the biggest challenge was determining who should be paid, adding that initially, there were no lists of names of the health workers.“We worked with the Ministry of Health and the county health teams to develop the lists. Then we had a list of names and pay rates for different job categories but still needed to verify that the people identified for payments were those that were         actually working.“It was only after two months of work, travelling across the country to remote regions, verifying the lists, talking with NGOs to make sure people weren’t getting paid twice, that we were able to start the actual payments,” Mr. Kefford said.He explained that, having located the right employees, the next challenge was to get them paid and Banks were not an option.“The banking system has never been profitable. Liberia is primarily a cash-based economy and around half of the health workers don’t have bank accounts. Most people outside Monrovia tend to survive on a day-to-day basis and there is little need to open a bank account, so the only answer was to take cash out to these people”.The UNDP payment teams visited every county, working late into the night to take hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to the most remote areas so the workers could finally be paid everything they were owed. In Lofa County, where Ebola was first detected in Liberia, the lack of pay was starting to have an impact.“It started to get difficult to keep people motivated,” said G. Garpu Morris, a District Health Officer.“They were committed to getting rid of Ebola, but they were struggling financially themselves.”Lofa DHO disclosed that the county had been Ebola free for a month and that they have reached a new stage in the response which, he said, needs to stay vigilant, test people at the checkpoints, monitor anyone who comes to our district and ensure that the health workers are there to respond when people come to clinics with symptoms.Garmai McKay Subawo, who manages the contact tracers in Salayea District, spoke of the many sacrifices she has made since the Ebola outbreak.  For example, she said, she hadn’t been paid since August.Garmai thanked UNDP for the payments, noting that the money will help in the process of getting the contact tracers in the communities to fight vigorously to maintain the low number of Ebola cases in Lofa.The Health Workers Payment Project was conducted in partnership with the United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more