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Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 27 until December 3, 2017.Naval Energies to cut workforceNaval Group’s subsidiary for marine renewable energies Naval Energies is planning to reduce its workforce due to slower market development than previously anticipated. The company said it is preparing to cut around 100 jobs, to be split evenly between the company’s operations in France, and in Ireland through subsidiary OpenHydro, starting in the first half of 2018.Scotrenewables hits 1GWh tidal generation markScotrenewables Tidal Power’s floating tidal energy turbine SR2000 has clocked up over 1GWh of tidal energy generation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) at record time. Earlier this year, Scotrenewables claimed it set the world record with the highest export level from a tidal turbine of 2.2MW.SME installs PLAT-I tidal platformSustainable Marine Energy (SME) has installed the PLAT-I floating tidal energy platform in Connel Sound in Scotland. The installation was conducted by the Orkney-based Green Marine UK, which completed the operation on November 25, 2017. After the trials, the 280kW PLAT-I platform will be deployed in the Philippines.Fortum grabs 10% stake in Swedish wave firmThe Finnish power utility Fortum has acquired a 10% stake in wave energy company Seabased. Both parties agreed not to disclose the value of the deal. Seabased boasts over 100 patents, more than 4.5 years of generator run time and an operational factory on the west coast of Sweden.Portugal adopts ocean energy buildout planThe government of Portugal has approved the industrial strategy designed to accelerate the development of its ocean renewable energy sector along with the corresponding action plan. The major strategic objective is the creation of a competitive and innovative industrial export cluster for ocean renewable energies, like floating offshore wind energy and wave energy.Tidal Energy Today
Stuff.co.nz 22 March 2012At-risk young New Zealanders are growing up in lives “marinating in alcohol”, a leading paediatrician says. Speaking at the Babies, Children and Alcohol conference at Te Papa this morning, Dr Nick Baker said children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb and while growing up had the odds stacked against them. Baker is the chairman of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee, which evaluates every death of individuals aged between 28 days and 25 years old. While there was reasonably solid data about alcohol and people aged over 15, there was far less known about what effect alcohol had on children. But it was clear that alcohol had a detrimental effect, from health problems caused by drinking during pregnancy to fear, violence and abuse experienced in a household, he said. “You can say it’s a life spoiled by marinating in alcohol – it’s like marinating steak in kerosene, it changes it forever.”….”It’s bizarre that if a child is run over 6 feet in front of the driveway the police will always check the driver for alcohol but if they’re run over 6 feet behind the driveway they are almost never tested.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/6619674/Kiwi-kids-marinating-in-alcohol
President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta have launched a unique mentorship project that will benefit bright pupils from across the country.The project known as Pupils Reward Scheme (PURES) was initiated by the President to motivate pupils to work hard in their studies and instil in them a sense of discipline, direction and patriotism.Through the project – the first of its kind in the country – beneficiaries will be facilitated to visit State House to interact with the President and the First Lady.Speaking during the launch, President Kenyatta said the main objective of the project is to inculcate the spirit of service which has become rare in the Kenyan leadership and community at large.He said the project enabled young people to experience what it takes to be in government leadership and to offer services.The President observed that the negative values in the society have largely to do with leaders who have not exhibited the spirit of selflessness, service and sharing amongst the youth.The President said the programme will cultivate a desire amongst the youth to work hard to achieve the best and also aspire to get into public leadership.The first batch of beneficiaries comprised of 25 boys and 23 girls from all counties who excelled in their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams last year. The students were accompanied by their teachers.The First Lady said the project signifies the President’s desire to mentor the younger generation.
DR Congo’s TP Mazembe are seeking to become Africa’s joint second most-successful football club in the CAF Champions League ahead of their 2015 final against USM Alger in Algiers on Saturday.The Congolese champions for seven of the past nine seasons have won the continental title four times before, most recently in 2009 and 2010.A win over their Algerian opponents would move them level with Egyptian club Zamalek, who have won the title five times before.Only Al-Ahly has won more titles, with a record eight Champions League titles to their name.USM Alger is currently top of the Algerian League 1 table with 22 points from 9 games, six points clear of their closest challengers.The first leg of the final takes place at the Stade Omar Hamadi in Algiers, with the return scheduled for 8th November at Stade TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi.
Infant Carter Wayne Boggs, 9 hours old passed away Saturday August 6, 2016 at University Hospital, Cincinnati. Carter was the son of Terry Wayne and Tiffanie Chree (Samarrippas) Boggs.Other survivors include sisters Skyler and Tatiana Winchester and Baylee Boggs, Paternal Grandparents Wayne and Carol Kimla of Milan, Maternal Grandparents Steve Samarrippas and and Melinda Carter of Bartow, Florida, Maternal Great Grandparents Jack Carter and Emma Sheiffield.Graveside services for Carter will be held at 10AM Thursday August 11, 2016 at New Craven Cemetery at Milan with Rev. Charles Miller officiating. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to make online condolences to the Family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements.
EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region Stock Car Rookie Of The Year Andy Roller. (Photo by Brenda Dancer)WACO, Texas – After cruising to 19 feature wins and his career second regional championship in 2015, Andy Roller made up his mind that it was time to move on from the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division.“We made the main event at Super Nationals last year and felt we’d done everything we needed to prove ourselves,” said the Waco, Texas, pilot. “It was time to move on. I needed to challenge myself more.”After looking at a Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod and an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Roller opted to stick with a full-bodied class. That decision ultimately rewarded Roller with rookie of the year honors in the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region.“I didn’t know for sure how this year was going to go but the people who help me all thought I’d be OK,” he said. “My goal was to win one time but it turned out we won twice, and we did it on the same weekend early in the season.”Those checkers came on May 13 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway and May 14 at Kennedale Speedway Park.“I held off Jason Batt to win for the first time and I couldn’t believe it,” Roller admitted. “Jason has won like a million Stock Car races.”HO’T is five miles down the road and has been Roller’s home track since his Hobby Stock days. He bounced around on Saturdays between Kennedale, an hour and a half to the north and Cotton Bowl Speedway, two hours to the south, often racing where the rain wasn’t.Twelfth on the all-time IMCA Hobby Stock list with 76 career wins, Roller was satisfied with the results of his freshman Stock Car season. He’ll go into 2017 with a better idea of what to expect at the track and in the shop.“We had door-to-door racing in this division all year. If we were going forward it was good, and if we were going backwards we were learning,” said Roller, who was third in points at Heart O’ Texas and had 18 top five finishes in addition to the two feature wins. “The biggest difference for us in the new class this year was the amount of work involved in a Stock Car. The attention to detail is a bigger factor and was one thing I was not prepared for.”Robert Scrivner and Dillon Smith were his “go-to guys” for setup help.Starts: 44Wins: 2Additional Top Fives: 18 HIS CREW: Wife Janna, parents Gary and Erma Roller, in-laws Adolph and Rene Kolar, Joe Williams, Jack Jenkins, Dillon Smith and Robert Scrivner.HIS SPONSORS: Charger Chassis and Demon Decals both of David City, Neb.; Swenson Racing Components of Boerne; and Lamb’s Muffler, J & J Race Engines, Berta Built Bodies, and AMSOIL by Lefty, all of Waco.
“When you take a young player, you’re always hoping that it’s going to happen. It just didn’t work out. “Of course I think there’s a Premier League player in him – I wouldn’t have taken him on otherwise. “You have to understand that to jump into the Premier League in a team that’s doing well….it’s not like we’ve struggled this year. We’ve done very, very well. “People keep saying that our strikers haven’t scored but Yannick Bolasie has four goals through the middle. “Our strikers have scored. Connor (Wickham) has been terrific when he’s played. They’re good players to get in front of for a young player.” Pardew bears no grudge towards Bamford for his negative remarks at the start of the week. “He was a little bit emotional after the game and maybe he said some things that he regrets a little bit,” he said. “We have no problem with that. We all get emotional. I’ve said some bloody stupid things after games.” Patrick Bamford returns to Chelsea upon completion of his disappointing loan spell at Crystal Palace with advice from Alan Pardew that he needs to “harden as a professional”. Pardew insists Bamford, who excelled when on loan at Middlesbrough last season, was given “every chance” to make an impact at Selhurst Park and believes he will have learned an important lesson “Being lightweight is not a criticism I’ve heard or noticed in his game. He’s just not hardened yet,” Pardew said. “He needs to harden as a professional. This experience will harden him. He’s trained well and tried to get into the team. That’s hardening your mentality. “At Middlesbrough he was playing every week and training every week, it’s all good and flows nicely. “But it hasn’t flowed here, it’s a different experience. You’ve got to fight and this will harden him up.” Bamford’s spell at Palace was ended by the terms of the loan deal that had initially earmarked him to spend the entire season in south east London. “There was a break clause that if he didn’t play a certain number of games, Chelsea had the option to call him back. They’ve exercised that option,” Pardew said. “Really and truly, it only became apparent for me in the last three or four weeks that that might happen. Bamford made only nine appearances for the Eagles and was given just two starts, both of them in the Capital One Cup. The 22-year-old forward complained after Monday’s goalless draw with Swansea that his five months in south east London had been “terrible”, a comment he has since retracted with an apology. Press Association
Jordan Taylor and the Badgers are looking to advance far into this year\’s NCAA tournament, with a first round matchup with Wofford the first step.[/media-credit]When the Wisconsin Badgers take the court Friday against the Wofford Terriers, they may feel as if they are looking into a mirror.In terms of enrollment, the University of Wisconsin is one of the largest schools in the NCAA Tournament and Wofford College is the smallest. Yet the two schools play very similar styles of basketball, which should make for an interesting matchup in Jacksonville.Furthermore, though the styles between the Badgers and Terriers are so similar, the offensive and defensive statistics of the two are shockingly close.Offensively, Wisconsin holds a slight edge over Wofford, shooting 44.4 percent from the floor compared to 44.1 percent for the Terriers. On the defensive end, though, the teams’ opponent shooting percentage is identical, with both allowing 41.8 percent overall.“It’s obviously different bodies, different jerseys, but in terms of positioning and tendencies and what they try to take away and don’t give up (we are similar),” assistant head coach Greg Gard said of Wofford. “You don’t get much to the rim on them; you don’t get much in transition. It’s hard to get wide open perimeter looks, so it’ll be a heck of a battle.”Wisconsin and Wofford share similar numbers in 3-point shooting as well.The biggest difference between the two teams beyond the arc is in total 3-point attempts, with the Badgers having attempted 83 more than the Terriers while scoring 111 more points. UW also holds the edge over Wofford in percentage, shooting 36.1 percent from 3-point range compared to 34.9 percent for Wofford.Another similarity between the two teams comes on the boards, an area in which the Terriers typically perform better than the Badgers.Despite having zero starters taller than 6-foot-6, the Terriers are a strong rebounding team. Wofford actually boasts greater rebounding statistics than Wisconsin, pulling down 35.5 per game compared with just 32.4 per game for the Badgers. The Terriers’ 2.8 rebounding margin also is 0.6 more per game than that for UW.One of the keys to Wofford’s success on the glass is Noah Dahlman, the 2010 Southern Conference Player of the Year. Dahlman, a 6-foot-6 forward averages 6.3 boards per game.“They’re just relentless,” Gard said. “They just constantly go; especially Noah. He’s constantly got a on guys, he’s moving guys out of the way (and his) positioning is great.”Although much of Gard’s familiarity with Dahlman comes through watching film, the Wisconsin assistant has plenty of first hand knowledge of the Minnesota native. With four current players on their roster from the state, it’s no secret Bo Ryan and the Badgers have made their presence felt in the state of Minnesota.Although Ryan’s pipeline into the state has more history, Wofford has more recently found recruiting success in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Three current Terriers — Cameron Rundles, Dahlman and Jamar Diggs — are from Minnesota. The trio also played AAU ball together.One Badger who is very familiar with Dahlman is sophomore guard Jordan Taylor, who also played on the same team with Rundles, Dahlman and Diggs.Even at a young age, Taylor was impressed with the effort and skill of the Terriers’ star.“He’s a workhorse, or he was back then,” Taylor said. “I can only imagine he’s gotten better since then. I know he had a great season down there.”Another Badger, Minnesota native Jon Leuer, is also familiar with Dahlman, though his knowledge is not to the extent of Taylor’s. According to Leuer, he played against the native of Braham, Minn., while growing up.Yet, with limited current knowledge of the Terriers’ leading scorer, Leuer offered a game plan that could apply to any number of star players across the country.“He’s a good player and he can do a lot of different things,” Leuer said. “We’re just going to have to try to limit that.”Although the players may not know too many specifics about Dahlman, they are well aware of the fact that he is a high-caliber athlete. After watching him on film, senior guard Jason Bohannon did not offer a comparison of anyone to whom Dahlman’s style is similar.The description of Dahlman that Bohannon did offer, though, is one that could apply to nearly anyone contributing significant minutes on the Wisconsin Badgers’ roster. Further, Bohannon noted UW would need to focus on itself more than Dahlman and Wofford.“He’s just a smart player,” Bohannon said. “He does a great job using his body, finding the open guy when necessary and (he’s) good finishing around the hoop. Regardless of what he does, we’ve got to stick to our same fundamentals and same rules. We won’t change anything up.”Considering the similarities between Wisconsin and Wofford, that shouldn’t be too difficult.