Project MONITOR eyes tidal energy blade reliability boost

first_imgA new project focused on investigating the forces acting on blades and structures of tidal energy converters and their impact on reliability will be officially launched at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE).Project MONITOR aims to reduce the risk of failure of tidal energy technologies, and enhance their reliability, resulting in increased investment in the marine energy industry by both the public and private sectors.The MONITOR consortium will kick start the project on June 13, 2018, through ICOE 2018 conference as part of the developer forum whose goal is to introduce tidal energy developers and other interested stakeholders to the project.Also, the consortium hopes to receive feedback on specific concerns and priorities around reliability in the tidal energy industry to help shape the project methodologies.By engaging with the industry from the beginning of the project, MONITOR will ensure that its work is relevant and responsive to real, practicable reliability concerns, according to the project team.The MONITOR project is led by Swansea University, and brings together the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Magallanes Renovables, Région Normandie, Sabella, Universidade do Algarve, Université Le Havre Normandie and University College Cork.The project will run until 2021 and the findings will be disseminated at a variety of workshops to developers and the wider industry.Michael Togneri, from Swansea University, said: “Europe’s Atlantic coast is one of the most promising regions of the world for the growth of tidal stream energy. However, while the industry is rapidly gaining experience in the deployment of individual turbines and pilot farms, scarcity of available data on device reliability limits investor confidence and makes attracting investment more expensive.“As part of the MONITOR project a wide range of methods will be investigated including simulations, laboratory test, and testing at sea, with the aim to develop a monitoring system that can be applied to any tidal turbine. This will ultimately de-risk development, improve reliability and lower energy costs.“To ensure the project reaches its potential we’re keen to work closely with the industry.”MONITOR has been funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), as part of the Interreg Atlantic Area program.last_img read more

Judge Waives Teen, Another Charged In Hershman Murder Case

first_imgHershman was found deceased in her West Ellis Street Home on December 30.A teenager was transferred to adult court and charges were filed against another man in connection to the murder of a Milan woman nearly ten months to the day that the alleged crime occurred.68-year-old Nancy Hershman was killed on December 30, 2012.In October, a hearing was held to determine if a teen previously known by initials D.H., would be tried as an adult or juvenile.Ripley County Circuit Court Judge Carl Taul waived the teenager, Daniel A. Hodge, who was 15 years old on the date of the crime into adult court after a request from the state, according to The Versailles Republican. The ruling was filed on Nov. 1.Hodge had his 16th Birthday on Dec. 31. If he was 16 on the date of the crime, he would have been automatically sent to adult court.If Hodge is convicted of adult murder charges, he could potentially serve 65 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. A conviction in juvenile court would have brought a maximum detention sentence until age 21.Hodge is also facing felony burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary charges in connection to the case.In March, Judge Taul waived the other juvenile in the case, Sean Nichols, 15, to adult court. On October 30, charges were filed against his older brother for an alleged participation in the crime, The Versailles Republican reports.20-year-old Ben Nichols, Cincinnati, is facing conspiracy to commit theft and conspiracy to commit burglary charges in connection to the Hershman case. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 15.Authorities believe Daniel Hodge, Sean Nichols, and 22-year-old Allison Moore drove from Colerain Township, Ohio and broke into Hershman’s home on West Ellis Street. Moore is believed to be the shooter, while Hodge and Nichols were attempting to take a television.last_img read more

Donald Ellis

first_imgDonald Lee Ellis, 84, passed away peacefully at home on March 21, 2016, with his family at his side. He was born on March 3, 1932 to Millard and Goldie Bess Ellis in Hamilton, Ohio. He attended Hanover High School and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Marian Caldwell, and had four children, Donnie, Gary, Marcy and Cheryl. While his career was at General Motors and Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, all who were close to him knew his true passions were his love of his family and country, the outdoors, and his varied and numerous interests and pursuits. As an avid reader with a photographic memory, he could regale his family and friends with information about innumerable subjects as well as quote poems by his favorite poets, Robert Service and Indiana’s James Whitcomb Riley. As an endowment member of the NRA, one of his most passionate interests was hunting and all things related to guns. In his younger adult years, he competed with the Butler County Gun Club in regional matches. In later years, his interest extended to the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, building his guns and competing in numerous events. In his final years of competition with the NMLRA, he set national records for the slug gun competition in several distances, and continues to hold records. Art was another passion he studied at Miami University and pursued as an amateur artist through most of his life, especially his years in New Mexico. His other numerous interests ranged from the family farm on Mexico Ridge Road to beekeeping, fly fishing, winemaking, forestry conservation and local history. Donald was a Freemason with Rising Sun No. 6. He also served as a Volunteer Fireman in Bear Branch.Donald will be greatly missed by his loving family and many close friends. He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Marian Caldwell Ellis; his daughters, Marcy Ellis Hahn and husband Roger, and Cheryl Ellis Munoz and late husband Robert; his nine grandchildren, Jesse Munoz and wife Ashley, Eli Munoz, Annie Munoz, Alex Hahn, Garrett Hahn, Dawn Ellis Bolton and husband Chris, Weston Ellis, Ethan Ellis, and Amanda Ellis Gribbons and husband James; his five great-grandchildren, Alice Munoz, Tyler Hoskins, Derek Hoskins, Lillian Cline, and Sophia Gribbons; and his sister, Pat Everhart and husband Alvie. Donald was preceded in death by his two sons, Donald Ellis Jr. and Gary Ellis; his brother, Richard Ellis, and his parents.Visitation will be on Monday, March 28th from 4pm – 6pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Funeral services will immediately follow at 6pm beginning with the Masonic ceremony, and with Don’s dear friend, David Ricketts, officiating the services. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 29th at 12pm at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Hamilton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bear Branch Volunteer Fire Department or Dave Goodwin Landscaping for a memorial tree.last_img read more

Son Heung-min fires Tottenham to victory over Crystal Palace

first_img Instead, for all of their superiority in possession and quality in the final third, yet again they were at risk of finishing without victory. Harry Kane, perhaps owing to frustration, often left the area in pursuit of possession and in doing so left Spurs without a focal point. Son impressed with his purpose and direct approach but, alongside him behind Kane, Erik Lamela was again disappointing and Nacer Chadli equally so. As early as the third minute with both time and space, Kane, so far this season unable to recover the prolific form he enjoyed during the last, headed harmlessly over when last season a goal would have been the likely outcome. Dele Alli, Lamela, and Kane again all had routine, close-range efforts saved by Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, who impressed with his reflexes and consistency, but still a goal rarely looked likely. It was actually Palace, who struggled in possession amid Mauricio Pochettino’s pressing game, who had the most memorable chances of the opening half. With 38 minutes gone, Bakary Sako – among Palace’s weaknesses given his lack of direction up front caused their limited possession – forced Hugo Lloris into a fine save from a direct free-kick that had been heading towards the top corner. Shortly after and just on the stroke of half-time, Yohan Cabaye demonstrated his quality with a low swerving shot, from the edge of Spurs’ penalty area, that defeated Lloris but came back off the post. Had he scored, it appeared, Palace would have gone on to earn a comfortable victory. Instead, from the second half Tottenham improved, and Palace only looked threatening on the counter. Endearing himself to the fans on his home league debut, Son Heung-min, signed from Bayer Leverkusen towards the end of the summer transfer window for a reported fee of £22million, scored the 68th-minute winning goal that his fine performance deserved. As so often feels the case at White Hart Lane, where the home crowd is rarely reluctant to criticise their team, it appeared an early goal would have settled Spurs and encouraged them to show their true ability. Pardew introduced striker Fraizer Campbell for the underwhelming Wilfried Zaha and switched Sako to the right in an attempt to give his side more direction but it made little difference to their attempts to retain possession. Spurs’ Ben Davies had a headed goal rightly disallowed when Kane was caught offside, and Lloris produced an exceptional save from Sako when the forward, taking possession from a cross following an attack down the left, struck a powerful half-volley from the goalkeeper’s right, but that was a rarity among the home side’s growing pressure, and the opening goal proved imminent. Christian Eriksen, deemed not sufficiently fit to start, came on for Chadli in the 66th minute and within two minutes his impact was such that Spurs had scored. Taking possession from Lamela, Eriksen looked up and found Son’s run. Playing with a by-now familiar belief, the South Korean continued his run into the penalty area and, before he could be challenged by Palace’s defence, sent an accurate shot beneath the unfortunate McCarthy. A further chance later came to Alli, again of Eriksen’s making, to double Spurs’ lead but the promising midfielder shot wide after cutting in on his right foot inside the area. Palace offered little more in response, however, and will likely reflect enough had not been done to avoid defeat. TWEET OF THE MATCH Gary Lineker @GaryLineker “Tell you what, England has some real talent finally coming through. Very excited by Dele Alli” PLAYER RATINGS TOTTENHAM Hugo Lloris: 8 (out of 10) Kyle Walker: 6 Toby Alderweireld: 6 Jan Vertonghen: 7 Ben Davies: 7 Eric Dier: 7 Dele Alli: 6 Nacer Chadli: 5 Erik Lamela: 5 Son Heung-min: 8 Harry Kane: 7 Subs Christian Eriksen 8 Clinton Njie 5 Tom Carroll 5 CRYSTAL PALACE Alex McCarthy: 8 Martin Kelly: 7 Brede Hangeland: 6 Damien Delaney: 6 Pape Souare: 6 Yohan Cabaye: 7 James McArthur: 7 Yannick Bolasie: 8 Jason Puncheon: 6 Wilfried Zaha: 5 Bakary Sako: 6 Subs: Fraizer Campbell 5 Jordan Mutch 5 Patrick Bamford 5 STAR PLAYER Alex McCarthy: The promising young goalkeeper has capitalised on Julian Speroni’s absence to establish himself as manager Alan Pardew’s first choice. Repeatedly showing his reflexes with a variety of saves, injuries to fellow goalkeepers Ben Foster and Fraser Forster have presented McCarthy with a potential opening in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Son Heung-min: There had been concerns that the South Korean forward would prove too lightweight to have a real impact in the Premier League. His performance against Palace – direct, confident, extremely effective – suggested that will not be the case, however, and that the £22million that went on him was well spent. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Alan Pardew’s stock is the highest it has been since the summer of 2006, when he led West Ham to within minutes of winning the FA Cup. Mauricio Pochettino, however, appeared extremely tense, perhaps recognising that in his second season at the club, his team need to improve, and he was never reluctant to criticise the fourth official for refereeing decisions that were ultimately not his. MOAN OF THE MATCH Christian Eriksen was not considered fit enough to start by Mauricio Pochettino. In his absence, Spurs still had the potentially-creative Dele Alli, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli in their starting XI but they were unconvincing. It was only after Eriksen came on, in the 66th minute, that Spurs actually scored. Is their transfer policy to blame, or is their collective talent going to waste? WHO’S UP NEXT Crystal Palace v Charlton (Capital One Cup, Wednesday September 23) Tottenham v Arsenal (Capital One Cup, Wednesday September 23) Son, who netted twice in Thursday’s Europa League opener, told Sky Sports afterwards: “I’m really happy to score my first Premier League goal – I hope every week is like this. “The Premier League is amazing. There’s a different style to the Bundesliga – power and speed – and I like this.” Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said: “When you sign players you expect them to have an impact on the team. He’s adapted to the team very well. After scoring twice in midweek and once today it’s good for a new striker. “I’m very pleased with my players. The effort was big after the Europa League match on Thursday.” Tottenham earned their first home win of the Barclays Premier League season with a convincing 1-0 defeat of Crystal Palace. Press Associationlast_img read more

Guyana team ready for Senior Squash Championships in TT

first_img– GSA President says squad is well preparedTHE national senior squash team that will represent Guyana this week in the Caribbean Senior Squash Championships (CASA) slated for Trinidad and Tobago is expected to depart Guyana today for the twin- island republic. The championships are scheduled to run from 8 – 16 of August, and will see the participation of top players from all across the Caribbean.The Guyana men’s team is led by world-ranked player Sunil Seth, and also includes 2010 men’s champion Richard Chin as well as Alex Arjoon, Kristian Jeffrey, Jason Ray Khalil, and Benjamin Mekdeci. On the women’s side is current Caribbean junior girls’ Under-19 champion Larissa Wiltshire, and finalist Taylor Fernandes, as well as former junior Caribbean champions Akeila Wiltshire, Mary Fung-a-Fat, and Victoria Arjoon.The female team of course will continue to go without the leading skills of world-ranked Nicollette Fernandes.Fernandes has been unable to represent Guyana for some time now due to her professional commitments on the international stage, where she continues to excel.The veterans’ team will be made up of Raman Chan-A-Sue in the over-40 category, Joe Mekdeci in the over-50 and Alwyn Calledar in the over-60 category.President of the Guyana Squash Association, David Fernandes, is of the opinion that the team is very well prepared for this year’s championships and he expects some good performances.“Both the men and women’s teams are very balanced. The seniors that have been in Guyana they have been training very hard for the past few weeks, I would even say they are better prepared than last year and I think that they have good team spirit and I believe they will do very well,” Fernandes said.The Guyana ladies’ team are currently the defending champions in that category, a title they have held for the past three years. The men’s team on the other hand relinquished the title to Jamaica last year. Overall, Guyana has not held the team title since 2013, when the competition was held on home turf.last_img read more

No roars as Tiger makes return to sounds of silence

first_imgBy Steve Keating(REUTERS) – Tiger Woods makes his long-awaited return to competitive golf at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio this week and no golfer will feel the impact of the strange new spectator-less world created by COVID-19 than the 15-time major winner.For his whole career Woods, one of sport’s most recognisable personalities, has been the focus of the golfing world. He is followed by massive galleries and battalions of reporters, photographers and television cameras wherever he plays.But when he steps onto the first tee at Muirfield Village Golf Club tomorrow for his first competitive round in five months the only sound is likely to be chirping birds, with the PGA Tour having banned spectators for all events this season.“I’ve had cameras on me since I turned pro, so it’s been over 20-some-odd years that virtually almost every one of my shots that I’ve hit on the Tour has been documented,” Woods told reporters. “That is something that I’ve been accustomed to. That’s something I’ve known for decades. “But this is a different world and one we’re going to have to get used to. It’s just a silent and different world.”Woods last competed on the PGA Tour in mid-February when he laboured through a final-round 77 at the Genesis Invitational where he finished last among players who made the cut.The 44-year-old reigning Masters champion then skipped a number of events with back issues prior to the PGA Tour’s three-month COVID-19 hiatus that began in mid-March and opted to sit out the circuit’s first five events since the break. Woods, who is one win shy of a record 83 PGA Tour victories, did play a May 24 charity match with Phil Mickelson and Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.Saying he was unwilling to risk a return to the Tour until he saw how safety protocols would work, Woods made his decision to play only when he felt comfortable enough to do so.“I just felt it was better to stay at home and be safe,” said Woods. “I’m used to playing with lots of people around me and that puts not only myself in danger but my friends and family. “That’s something that I looked at and said, ‘Well, I’m really not quite comfortable with that, that whole idea. Let’s see how it plays out first’.”Woods has watched the PGA Tour restart on his computer and said he was immediately struck by what he saw.“It was more watching golf to see how it is now, see what our near future, our reality is and our foreseeable future is going to be,” said Woods, who has won the Memorial a record five times. “To have no one yelling, no one screaming, no energy, the social distancing, no handshakes.“There’s nothing to feed off of energy-wise. There’s no one there. “I think this is going to set up for not just in the short-term but for the foreseeable future for sure.”last_img read more

Volleyball to face familiar foes

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald file photoThe Wisconsin volleyball team will open up the Big Ten season this weekend on the road against Iowa and Minnesota.“We are really excited for the Big Ten [season] to start,” said junior outside hitter Caity DuPont. “It’s kind of a new focus because during preseason you don’t really know the teams very well. But in the Big Ten, you have seen most of the players before so you can really focus on the teams and what they do.”The Badgers, who are coming off a 2-1 weekend at the Marquette Cheese Bowl, have dropped in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll for the second time this year from No. 13 to No. 18 after their five-game loss to Oregon State on Saturday.Although the loss to the Beavers was tough, UW is not discouraged. In fact, the team sees it as a challenge and a way to trick their opponents into overlooking the team.“Having a high number in the polls puts a target on your back,” DuPont said. “When we were higher in the polls, people wanted to beat us. Now that we are slipping, people might underestimate us. We are going to come after them with a lot of fire, and they are going to be surprised.”The Badgers are going into the weekend as the third-highest ranked team in the Big Ten. The defending champion Nittany Lions are ranked No.1, and the Golden Gophers are ranked No. 12. Purdue, Illinois and Michigan round out the Big Ten’s representation, ranked 19, 20 and 21, respectively.Wisconsin’s first test of the weekend will be against a revitalized Iowa team. The Hawkeyes are led by new head coach Sharon Dingman, who got the job after spending eight years at Illinois State. While with the Redbirds, Dingman led the team to seven winning seasons in eight years, including a NCAA tournament appearance in 2007, their first in 10 years.This is the first year Iowa has not been picked to be at the bottom of the Big Ten. Wisconsin head coach Pete Waite said Dingman has brought a new mentality to the team and has them believing they can compete with the teams at the top of the division.“If you look at Iowa, they have a new team and a new staff,” Waite said. “They have some veteran players, and it makes them kind of scary because they were down, and now they are excited about what they are doing.”On the court, the Hawkeyes are led by setter Kiley Fister, who ranks sixth in the Big Ten in assists, averaging 9.77 per game. Senior outside hitter Catherine Smale averages 3.5 kills per game, which ranks eighth in the conference.“[Iowa] has a good setter,” senior middle blocker Audra Jeffers said of Fister. “She is really good at setting against the flow, and our middle blockers are going to have to be really disciplined with that.”On Saturday, the Badgers head north to play in the latest chapter of the Border Battle against Minnesota. The Gophers, who are coming off a 3-2 loss to North Carolina last weekend, are looking to get revenge on Wisconsin after being swept in both matches last year.“It’s always a battle, and it’s exciting. We love competing,” Jeffers said. “It’s one of the most fun matches of the year. I know our team and their team are going to be competing really hard. Especially with last year’s outcome, they are going to come out with a chip on their shoulder. We always love to beat Minnesota, and they are ranked ahead of us, so it’s going to be extra motivation for us. ”Although they lost last weekend, junior libero Christine Tan was named Big Ten defensive player of the week. Tan leads the Big Ten in digs with 230 and averages 5.35 per game. On defense, Tan is complemented by sophomore middle blocker Lauren Gibbemeyer, who ranks second in the Big Ten in blocks, averaging 1.44 per game.For the Badgers, look out for DuPont and freshman setter Janelle Gabrielsen to play major contributions. Last weekend, DuPont was named to the all conference team and is seeing major improvements in her game despite being injured for most of the preseason. If the team is able to successfully rebound from a less than stellar weekend last year, look for them to be in the mix early in the Big Ten season.last_img read more


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BGC praises Kenneth Alexander for driving critical change

first_img GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Share Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has praised the work of outgoing GVC Holdings Group CEO Kenneth Alexander and his contribution to improving industry standards and driving change through greater responsibility.Yesterday, GVC announced that Alexander had chosen to end his 13-year leadership tenure, and confirmed that the executive would be replaced by COO Shay Segev.Dugher stated that Alexander’s ‘achievements in business speak for themselves’, transforming GVC from a small online gambling business to one of the most valuable technology groups listed on the FTSE 100 index.As GVC CEO, Alexander played a central role in the founding of the BGC, a trade body formed to act as the ‘unified voice’ for UK gambling, working with diverse stakeholders to improve the standards, social responsibility and the representation of the gambling industry.“Kenny helped create the Betting and Gaming Council because I know he understood that the whole industry needed to drive changes in the future and work for ever higher standards,” said Dugher.“And as a great racing and football man, he understood his customers and he brought that authenticity, directness and indeed an infectious sense of humour that we will all miss at the BGC. We wish him and his family all the very best.”Under Alexander’s leadership, GVC launched its ‘Change for the Bettor’ corporate social responsibility campaign, placing safer gambling and customer care as the central focus of the firm’s multi-market operations.Dugher welcomed the appointment of Shat Segev as GVC’s new leader to continue Alexander’s work in tackling industry challenges.“In Shay Segev, GVC have a super-talented successor to lead the company,” added Dugher. “He has a proven track record of running the major parts of the GVC business – from Ladbrokes/Coral migration to trading, customer service and their US venture. We look forward to working with him closely, not least on the Government’s forthcoming Review of Gambling.”last_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Add Experience at Both Ends of the Ice

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints have added a pair of highly regarded former junior players to the roster for the upcoming 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.Forward Michal Holub and defenceman Parker Wakaruk have committed to Selkirk College and will help the Saints in their pursuit of returning the BCIHL championship trophy to the West Kootenay when the season begins in September.“Both Michal and Parker have excellent junior hockey resumes,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.“Their experience, character and leadership are exactly the kind of individuals we want in our program.”Holub hails from the Lower Mainland and started his junior career in the Western Hockey League (WHL) where he spent two seasons with the Seattle Thunderbirds and Lethbridge Hurricanes.The 6’1” right winger then finished his junior hockey career in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).“I chose Selkirk College because there is great opportunity here for me,” says Holub. “My buddy Marcel Fuchs played for the Saints and had nothing but good things to say about the school and the program. The program has four championships, how could you not want to be a part of that? Also, I love the West Kootenay area in the winter, it can be quite beautiful.”The Saints have lost several key offensive weapons to graduation and Heaven is confident that Holub will be one of the newcomers to pick up the slack.“With Michal’s extensive major junior experience, he will be able to contribute in many ways including leadership for our program,” says Heaven. “Michal brings a good team mentality, work ethic and desire to succeed. He is a big body that likes to play physical and has a good set of hands to chip-in on the offensive side.”Wakaruk arrives from the SJHL’s Humbolt Broncos where the blueliner had an excellent 2016-2017 season scoring four goals and adding ten assists. Still deciding between the Business Program and the Recreation Fish & Wildlife Program to focus his academic pursuits, Wakaruk is looking forward to starting the next chapter of his life.“I decided on Selkirk College because it not only has a great selection of post-secondary educational opportunities in a smaller learning environment, but also a very strong hockey program in which I can continue to develop as an individual and more importantly, a team player,” says the 6’1” defenceman.“I have heard only positive things about the school and the hockey team, and am very excited to see what the future holds in Castlegar.”With defence a key to winning championships, Heaven says Wakaruk will be a good fit on the Saints’ blueline.“Parker is a very hard working, dedicated leader,” says Heaven.“He will bring a real calm to the back end, while being extremely difficult to play against. I expect him to help shut down the defensive zone while making every shift an absolute battle for his opponent. He is also able to be quick and precise with his outlet options.”Holub and Wakaruk join Brandon Sookro and Logan Kerner in the players already announced for the Saints’ 2017-2018 recruiting class. The 2017-2018 BCIHL season starts in September.last_img read more