Top news, October 16 – 22, 2017

first_imgTidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 16 – 22, 2017.Atlantis reinstalls fourth MeyGen turbineAtlantis Resources has reinstalled the fourth tidal turbine in the Pentland Firth off Scotland, wrapping up the Phase 1A of the MeyGen project. With the reinstallation of the final turbine, MeyGen Phase 1A will now be capable of operating at its full 6MW capacity generating full Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) and power revenues.EU opens €1.5M wave and tidal monitoring callEuropean Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has launched a call for proposals for projects related to environmental monitoring of wave and tidal devices. The call was launched on October 16, 2017, and will be open for submissions until January 18, 2018.Canadian tidal energy project bags innovation fundingAcadia University-led tidal energy research project has secured funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to investigate the relationship between environment and tidal turbines. The funds will enable creation of the world’s first observation and prediction system for investigating the physical and biological marine environment in high-flow conditions at turbulence-resolving scales, according to Acadia University.Ocean Energy ready for 500kW wave device build-outIrish wave energy developer Ocean Energy plans to begin with the manufacturing of its up-scaled wave energy device this month in the United States. Following the completion of the construction works, Ocean Energy’s 500kW wave energy device, designed around the oscillating water column principle, will be transferred to US Navy’s Kaneohe Bay Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) for a round of grid-connected sea trials.Resen Waves verifies power productionAalborg University has verified the power production on a Resen Waves Power Buoy operating in irregular waves in the sea. Aalborg University found the efficiency of the company’s Power Buoy in harnessing power from the waves is between 50 to 70% even in small waves. The Power Buoy has been designed for powering instruments in the sea and providing real-time data connectivity.Tidal Energy Todaylast_img read more

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105 FAMILIES FLEE BUNKER OIL FUMES: PCG mulls raps vs barge owner for oil…

first_imgAn oil spill-displaced family occupies a classroom at Bo. Obrero Elementary School in Iloilo City. Over 300 village residents have left their houses to avoid the unpleasant smell of bunker oil that spilled out of a power barge after an explosion on July 3, 2020 in Bo. Obrero, Lapuz, Iloilo City. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “The containment stage was completed last night (July 3) through the use of multilayered spill booms and additional layers from the PCG and Petron,” according to the company. An estimated 40,000 liters of bunker fuel spilled out into the waters off Zone 3, Barrio Obrero following the explosion, PCG’s initial investigation showed. In a statement issued on July 4, AC Energy stated it immediately undertook containment procedures after the explosion “but high ocean waves in the afternoon caused some of the oil to spill out of our confinement area.” Commander Joe Luviz Mercurio of PCG Iloilo station said they already recovered 188 liters of bunker fuel. Five additional segments of oil spill boom were laid out to protect the mangrove area nearby. “As of this time, we are conducting an investigation of the incident and a reputable third-party firm will be engaged to conduct a thorough investigation as to the root cause of the explosion that ignited the fuel gases inside the sealed tank, in order to avoid similar situations from happening in the future,” read part of the company’s statement. Skimming operations were also started on July 3 and the following day additional oil skimmer equipment arrived from Shell Philippines, it added. According to the CDRRMO, the spilled bunker fuel already reached the coastlines of Molo and Arevalo districts and even as far as the coastal town of Dumangas, Iloilo north of this city. An explosion in one of the four tanks of AC Energy’s Power Barge No. 102 triggered an oil spill on July 3 at around 3 p.m. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is not discounting the possibility of filing criminal charges against the owner of the barge for Friday last week’s oil spill. “Immediately, the PCG and Power Barge No. 102 laid several segments of oil spill boom to contain the spilled oil,” according to Balilo. “Oil skimmers were then deployed for the recovery operation.” “The PCG will file criminal charges against the owner of Power Barge No. 102, if warranted,” Balilo said in a statement sent to Panay News. BY RUBY P. SILUBRICO and ADRIAN STEWART CO The Bureau of Fire Protection and private oil companies also assisted in terms of manpower and equipment in the containment and recovery operations, PCG added. The coastal municipalities of Leganes and Zarraga were on alert, too. Shoreline residents reported traces of bunker fuel in their waters.  ILOILO City – Harsh fumes from the bunker fuel that spilled from a power barge in Barangay Bo. Obrero, Lapuz district here drove 105 families or 378 persons away from their houses, according to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO). Right after the explosion and the oil spill that followed, according to AC Energy, an estimated 63 households were displaced due to the fumes. They were evacuated to the barangay elementary school. Another set was scheduled to arrive yesterday. PCG spokesperson Armand Balilo said on Sunday their Legal Affairs Team was set to fly to Iloilo City to assist in the investigation. As of 5 p.m. on Saturday, the displaced families huddled at Bo. Obrero Elementary School. According to AC Energy, it formed a team to closely coordinate with the barangay for the needs assessment of the affected people. It added: “We are committed to exerting all means to clean up the oil spill as soon as possible and support the affected communities.”/PNlast_img read more

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Brown celebrates birthday with West Liberty win

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 8) – Saturday’s headliner at West Liberty Raceway was the 20-lap feature for the Performance Concepts IMCA Modifieds. The race took the green with veteran Brad Dubil leading the first several circuits around the super fast half-mile before Jarrett Brown shot by.Brown, who was racing on the eve of his 16th birthday, charged out to a comfortable race lead before a lap 17 caution. The caution put Brown’s teammate Derrick Stewart on his rear bumper for the restart. The two youngsters came off of turn four to the checkers side-by-side and Brown was able to hold off Stewart for a ½-car length win.The Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model 25-lap feature saw Chad Holladay chase down race leader Jonathan Brauns and make the pass for the lead as the race neared the halfway point. Holladay went on to score the win over Brauns and Denny Eckrich.Timmy Plummer scored the 15-lap feature win in the Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMods. Plummer advanced from a third row start early in the race and went on to take the win ahead of Dalton Simonsen and Cody Harris.David Brandies won a very tough battle in the Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Car feature. Brandies was able to get to the point ahead of eventual second place finisher Johnny Spaw in the 15-lap main event.Jason Klerk de Reus proved to be the class of the field in the US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Com­pacts. Klerk de Reus led the 10 lap feature flag-to-flag, taking the win over Alex Hayes and Jacob Smith.last_img read more

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Police Blotter 02-09-2020

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NPFL: Rivers Utd End Enyimba’s 12-match Unbeaten Run

first_imgOssy Martins Group A leaders Enugu Rangers ended a run of three games without a win by edging out hard fighting Kwara United 1-0 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe, Enugu.Felix Ogbuke netted the winner for the Flying Antelopes 10 minutes from time.In another Matchday-18 encounter, MFM forced their hosts Wikki Tourists to a 1-1 draw in Bauchi.Wikki Tourists took the lead five minutes before the break through Franklin Anthony, while Joshua Abbah equalised for the visitors 15 minutes from time.In Minna, Salib Dosso scored the winning goal 11 minutes from time as Niger Tornadoes defeated Katsina United.Akwa United maintained top spot in Group B courtesy of 1-0 away win against Go Round FC in Omoku, Rivers State.Godspower Aniefiok netted the winner for the Promise Keepers deep into stoppage time.Plateau United boosted their survival hopes with a 2-0 win against Gombe United in Jos.Sikiru Olatunbosun and Bernard Ovoke were on target for the Jos club in the game.The encounter between Yobe Desert Stars and El-Kanemi Warriors in Damaturu ended in a goalless draw.RESULTSRivers 1-0 EnyimbaRangers 1-0 KwaraTornadoes 1-0 KatsinaGo-Round 0-1 AkwaPlateau 2-0 GombeWikki 1-1 MFMYobe 0-0 El-KanemiShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ossy Martins struck early as an impressive Rivers United side snapped Enyimba’s 12-match unbeaten run in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) yesterday with a richly deserved 1-0 victory.United could have won more handsomely but for some impressive goalkeeping heroics by the Enyimba goalkeeper, Theophilus Afelokhai who produced a stunning double save late on to keep the score respectable.The win at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt keeps United in the hunt for a playoff ticket as they now sit just two points behind the third placed MFM FC who have amassed 28 points from 18 matches.last_img read more

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Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety Daily Incident Log between Monday, June 3, and Tuesday, June 4. Crimes against propertyat 11:58 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect prowling in the bike racks at University Gateway Apartments and detained him for investigation. The officers found the suspect in possession of burglary tools and surveillance camera footage provided by a security guard showed him in the racks where a cut bike lock was found. The suspect was then arrested and transported to 77th Street Station for booking.At 9:11 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers responded to a report of an unknown subject having tipped over a University electric cart possibly while joyriding inside Parking Structure D. The officers were able to push the cart back onto its wheels and they observed no damage. The cart was then parked in a stall until its parking spot could be determined.Miscellaneous incidentsat 12:58 a.m. on June 4, DPS officers responded to a report of a non-USC male behaving suspiciously near Adams Boulevard and Severance Street and when they contacted him, they observed that he was bleeding from lacerations to his head. The male said he had been drinking and the cuts were sustained when he fell. A Los Angeles Fire Department Rapid Assistance was called. The RA Unit treated the male and transported him to California Hospital.last_img read more

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USC attempts to bounce back against No. 8 UCSB

first_imgThe USC men’s volleyball team looks to recover from a tough loss against BYU as they host UCSB tonight at the Galen Center in an Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference game. The Trojans (5-3, 4-3 MPSF) fell to the Cougars in five sets, 16-25, 25-22, 15-25, 25-20, 15-10. USC dropped to the fifth spot in the AVCA top 15 as the Gauchos (5-2, 4-2) climbed to No. 8 after sweeping a double-header against Hawai’i.Killing it · Outside hitter Lucas Yoder was named the Off The Block National Freshman of the Week on Feb. 3 for the third time this season. – Tucker McWhirter | Daily TrojanDespite the loss, freshman outside hitter Lucas Yoder had a match-high 23 kills for the Trojans. Yoder was named the Off The Block National Freshman of the Week for the third time in five weeks for his performance. Junior outside hitter Cristian Rivera had 12 kills of his own, along with three aces. Sophomore outside hitter Alex Slaught had 11 kills and freshman middle blocker Andy Benesh had six blocks.USC also outhit the Cougars .261 to .233, but could not stop BYU’s rally late in the game. After handily winning the first set thanks to hitting .600 and serving three aces, the Trojans fell behind early in the second set and never recovered. USC again jumped to an early lead in the third set and converted the lead to a win. The Trojans had an early lead in the fourth set, but lost the lead and eventually the set. The Cougars went on a 5-0 lead early in the final set and pulled away to win the match.“We need to limit the number of errors we make,” said USC head coach Bill Ferguson. “We make errors at bad times and it hurts us in the end and it kills our momentum.”The Gauchos are led on the offensive end by outside hitter Austin Kingi, who has amassed 84 kills in seven games. On the defensive side of the ball, setter Jonah Seif leads the team with 48 digs. The squad’s only losses this year have come at the hands of two of the country’s top teams, No. 1 UCLA and No. 9 UC Irvine.The Trojans average 14.2 kills per set while the Gauchos average only 11.71. What the Gauchos lack in offensive firepower, they make up for by minimizing errors. USC has 181 errors this year to UCSB’s 143.Tonight’s game against the Gauchos is the first of two home games this week for the Trojans, leading up to Sunday’s match against UCLA at 6 p.m.“We need to come together and play as a team and not as individuals,” Ferguson said. “If we do that, we’ll be in good shape.”The match begins tonight at 7 p.m. in the Galen Center.last_img read more

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Erik Jones wins Southern 500 race keeps Busch at bay amidst rain-delay

first_img Written By LIVE TV FOLLOW US 1 year ago Misbah-ul-Haq emerges frontrunner for Pakistan’s head coach role COMMENT Highlights of the RaceLarson was second, his third top-three finish at Darlington in the past four years. He led 497 laps during that stretch, including 44 in this one. Busch, who started in the back after swapping out an engine after qualifying, got up to Jones’ bumper near the end. But he brushed the wall on the next-to-last lap and ended third. “We kind of lost control that pit stop where we came in the leader and came out third,” Busch said. “I thought if we could keep in touch with (Jones and Larson), keep close to them, we might be able to out-pit road them at the end of the race. We got by one of them, but not the other one. But overall, good day.”Busch clinched the regular-season points lead. Kevin Harvick was fourth and Brad Keselowski was fifth. Clint Bowyer was sixth followed by the winner of the opening stage, Kurt Busch, Matt DiBenedetto, Paul Menard, and Austin Dillon. Jimmie Johnson made some headway on his quest for a 16th straight playoff appearance but was hindered when he was caught up in a final stage crash that bumped him back to 16th at the Southern 500. Johnson trimmed his playoff deficit from 26 points to 18. Still, he’ll likely need a win in Indianapolis next week to qualify for the postseason. “We’re running out of days and if we miss it, it’s going to be by a few (points) I believe,” Johnson said. “I can look back over the first half of the season and see a lot of races where we gave away a few points.”READ: Chip Off The Old Block: Mick Schumacher Wins Key Formula Racing CrownThe race was delayed by rainHeavy storms Sunday delayed the start by more than four hours. Drivers were going through introductions shortly before the scheduled 6 p.m. start when skies got dark and heavy rain began. Crews covered up cars and racers grabbed umbrellas as they headed back through the garage areas to wait out the storm. Darlington earlier announced it had sold out it’s reserved seating. Most fans also sought shelter, although some stayed out. One was interviewed on the NBC Sports broadcast by NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer. “You have to explain yourself, son,” Bowyer asked, wanting to know why he was out there in the rain. When a fan told him he came to see a race and didn’t care about the wet weather, Bowyer shouted, “That, ladies and gentleman, is a race fan.” At one point, drivers Bubba Wallace and Corey LaJoie came out on the wet track to throw a football with fans in the stands.Hurricane Dorian factors in the RaceNASCAR spokesman Matt Humphrey said officials took many factors into consideration in starting the race after 10 p.m., including the sell-out at Darlington and the approach of Hurricane Dorian toward South Carolina’s coast. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ordered evacuations of coastal counties for Monday that included lane reversals on roadways in the area. Humphrey said the storm’s approach was a factor for leaders deciding whether to race or postpone. He said the biggest reason was that NASCAR runs races on the day that it’s scheduled if at all possible.READ: Hurricane Dorian 40 To 50 Miles Away From The Florida Coast, US Braces SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 year ago Dean Jones picks MS Dhoni in his T20 dream team, most players have never played the format 1 year ago Ad Astra: Brad Pitt’s sci-fi space drama debuts, reviewers divided The rain sprung up a surprise on September 1 as Erik Jones kept Busch at bay in Southern 500 race in South Carolina and won the race.  Erik Jones used every bit of stamina he had at Darlington Raceway. Few know better than Jones the effort it took to hold off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch and win the rain-delayed Southern 500. Hurricane Dorian’s path figured in the decision to continue the race even as it hurtles towards the US states of Florida and Georgia at manic speeds.READ: Drivers, Connect Your Wi-Fi! IRacing A Hit In NASCAR”Mentally and physically drained”“I’m mentally drained,” he said with a smile. “I’m physically drained.” Jones took the lead from Kyle Larson 85 laps from the end and stayed in front of Busch the rest of the way to add a win at iconic Darlington Raceway with his first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Daytona in July 2018. “It’s pretty crazy, right,” he said. “I’m not a hugely emotional guy, but to get a win here means a lot to me.” Some had wondered if the 23-year-old Jones was the soft spot in the JGR powerhouse as Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. had all won four times apiece this season while Jones’ No. 20 was winless.center_img First Published: 2nd September, 2019 14:52 IST “Is there anything more to say?” Jones asked as the crowd cheered. Not anymore. Jones’ victory means all four of Joe Gibbs’ drivers has taken the checkered flag and are locked into the NASCAR playoffs that start in two weeks. “It takes a lot to beat them,” Jones of his teammates. “Especially when you’re racing the same equipment.” To have the win come at Darlington made it even more special for Jones. “This is one of those races for me that has always held a special place. You think of NASCAR, you think of Darlington,” he said. WE RECOMMEND Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE 1 year ago Comedian Kevin Hart hospitalized after car crash Last Updated: 2nd September, 2019 16:03 IST Erik Jones Wins Southern 500 Race Keeps Busch At Bay Amidst Rain-delay Erik Jones wins the Southern 500 race as the rain-delayed match and he kept competitor Busch at bay with hurricane Dorian factoring in the NASCAR race. 1 year ago Robert Downey Jr reveals: ‘Was arrested on first Disneyland visit’last_img read more

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ESForce acquired by Mail.Ru for $150 million

first_imgESForce, one of the largest esports companies has been sold to Russian internet giant Mail.Ru for $150 million (~£107.8m) according to ESPN reports.ESForce continues to own SK Gaming and Virtus.Pro after relinquishing media rights to Natus Vincere recently. In addition, the company owns a broader portfolio of companies operating in esports including the tournament series EPICENTER, the sites CS:GO and Dota 2 Lounge, the Cybersport and RuHub media network as well as the recently built Yota Arena and even merchandising shop Fragstore. The report suggests a whole fresh ownership change, although previous owners “USM” are amongst the biggest three shareholders in Mail.Ru. USM hold shares in the Mail.Ru group through a holding in MegaFon, and the three biggest shareholders in Mail.Ru are MegaFon, MIH and Tencent. The other two significant investors in USM Holdings, are Russian billionaire businessman Andrei Skoch and part owner of Everton F.C Farhad Moshiri. The initial report from RNS suggests that investments in ESForce have amounted to around $60 million in total, yet the company still continues to return a negative EBITDA at $15 million, and revenue for 2017 is approximated for around $19 million – a growth of 150% year on year. The report also suggests that investors expect that the revenue of ESForce in 2018 will have year-on-year growth of 80% – 100% going forward. Effectively, the deal seems to be a substantial investment into ESForce. One would suggest that it will not change an awful lot with the way the company operates and the question marks over multiple-team ownership in Virtus.pro and SK Gaming remain. Due to the public nature of Mail.Ru and the filing obligations that come with the company, the esports audience will likely get a rare, more transparent look at a company’s financials as and when the annual report is released.Esports Insider says: Big money move as ESForce is engulfed by an absolute giant in Mail.ru. It’ll be interesting to see what, if anything – changes after the investment as there’s still a lot of common factors.last_img read more

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