Funding for EU ocean energy R&D up for public dissection

first_imgIllustration (Photo: Pixabay/Creative Commons CC0)A Trinomics-led consortium, on behalf of the European Commission, will be delivering a free-to-attend conference on ocean energy research, development and technologies next month in Brussels.The conference will provide insights into the impacts of research and development (R&D) funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation, while also opening access to the Ocean Energy R&D Impact Report and an opportunity to influence the recommendations, according to the organizers.During the conference, key industry experts will share their insights on the future of ocean technologies offering an opportunity to gain greater understanding of past and future research, trends and best practice for ocean energy.Also, the conference – scheduled for October 16, 2018 – will provide a forum for public Q&A session with industry experts, the European Commission and other researchers.Aside from Trinomics, other consortium members in charge of conference organization include Tecnalia, TNO, VTT, Tractebel and Ricardo.last_img read more

Carigali Hess hires Icon Offshore’s anchor handler

first_imgMalaysian offshore supply vessel owner Icon Offshore has won a contract with Carigali Hess for the provision of an anchor handling tug supply vessel.The contract is for one year with an extension option of three months. The contract is worth around RM12.7 million (~$3 million) including the extension option. The charter period for the first service order will be for 180 days starting from May 15, 2019Carigali Hess Operating Company Sdn Bhd is a joint venture between Hess Corporation and PC JDA Limited and is engaged in gas production in Block A-18 of the Joint Development Area administered by the Malaysian-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA).Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

Dominica celebrates Creole Day today

first_imgStudents of the St. Martin’s Primary School in their national wear during the Creole Wear ParadeAs part of the six week long Independence Celebrations, today is observed and celebrated as Creole Day where the national wear and cuisine are highlighted and displayed.Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence says while this year’s activities have been very successful so far, there is still need to preserve Dominica’s culture.He says a country’s culture could get lost by the influence of the American culture.“There is always room for improvement but generally speaking, within all the constraints and challenges, the activities have been going very well,” he said.According to him, Dominicans must continue to support their culture.Creole Wear Parade in the streets of Roseau“Culture is very vulnerable and we can lose it especially when we give in to all kinds of influences from everywhere. We need to know who we are, where we come from, we need to know our roots, our heritage and our culture. We need to be proud to be Dominican. At the same time we need to appreciate other people and their culture. We are all equal in the eyes of God and we need to acknowledge that,” he said.As part of the Creole Day celebrations the students of the St. Martin’s Primary School paraded the streets of Roseau in their national day wear along with their teachers and other members of the public this morning.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Share LocalNews Dominica celebrates Creole Day today by: – October 28, 2011center_img Share Sharing is caring! 988 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Sidibe issues firm message to Monaco board over Everton loan spell

first_imgOn-loan Everton full-back Djibril Sidibe has said that his heart is set on making a permanent move to Goodison Park from parent club Monaco. Loading… “Concerning Everton, I have my position, I also know the coach’s position. I can’t say, but on my side everything is green lit. “The coach likes me, he has faith in me. Then there are things that will count that I do not have control over, Monaco’s position, Everton’s position. “My aim is to play the maximum number of games until the end of the season, Euro 2020 is coming. Read Also:France get Sidibe boost ahead of Uruguay clash [Everton] really want to invest to reach the European places and that is something that is well on its way and that interests me, it is what I want, we will see what the future has in store.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti The France international struggled to get into the team at the start of the season, not featuring in the Toffees’ first seven Premier League games. However, he has been a regular since then and has only missed one of the next 22 outings in the top flight, assisting five goals in all competitions. Everton have the option to purchase Sidibe for £12.7million at the end of the season and, speaking to RMC Sport, the 27-year-old insisted that his mind is already made up. “I have had a discussion with the Monaco board, they know my position, I know theirs,” the defender said.Advertisementlast_img read more

Coronavirus: New South Wales win Sheffield Shield title after final gets cancelled

first_imgMelbourne: New South Wales have been declared champions of the Sheffield Shield after Cricket Australia decided to cancel all cricketing activities for the remainder of the season due to coronavirus outbreak.New South Wales had 51 points from nine games with six wins and had already booked their place in the final scheduled for March 27. The next best team was Victoria with three wins, three losses and three draws for 38 points.“By effectively cancelling the remainder of our season, Cricket Australia is playing its part in protecting fans, players, staff, volunteers and match officials during this unprecedented global health issue,” Kevin Roberts, the Chief Executive, said. “These are difficult decisions, but the right ones in the circumstances.“Many will no doubt be disappointed that the Sheffield Shield, Premier Cricket and Community Cricket seasons won’t have their traditional ending. That said, we congratulate New South Wales who were 12 points clear at the top of the table on being crowned Sheffield Shield champions.“As organisations around the world rally to slow the spread of the coronavirus, it’s important that we also provide decisive leadership. We hope that by taking these actions now – in addition to those announced in recent days – we can contribute to ‘flattening the curve’ of coronavirus and society returning to normal as quickly as possible.”The rapid spread of the disease has led to the sporting calendar around the world come to a virtual standstill. The Australian cricket team’s ODI series against New Zealand was called off, as was India’s ODI series against South Africa. Both series were to be held in empty stadiums before being called off altogether. IANSAlso Read: Sheffield Shield out of Sydney Cricket Ground Due to Pitch ConcernsAlso Watch: Cruise ship tourists in quarantine at Nimati Ghat in Jorhat were released todaylast_img read more

Syracuse hopes to maintain improved passing, attacking rhythm against Louisville

first_imgIn the fourth set against Georgia Tech on Oct. 24, Gosia Wlaszczuk set a ball to Silvi Uattara. For the Yellow Jackets, only one blocker slid to cover Uattara’s spike.For Syracuse, one blocker sliding is a rarity. Uattara faced four and six hands throughout Atlantic Coast Conference play because SU’s attack was slower, allowing multiple opponent blockers to set up.Although Syracuse’s hitting was inconsistent for most of this season, the Orange has begun to turn it around in the second half of October and make its attack less predictable.Against Louisville (13-8, 5-4 Atlantic Coast) on Friday at 7 p.m., Syracuse (8-13, 1-8) will look to continue to improve its passing to attack successfully. Better passing allows Wlaszczuk to be more aggressive and it gives SU more attacking options, taking pressure off of Uattara and reducing the amount of blockers the Cardinals will be able to set up.“If we pass well, you can look at the stats, Gosia’s hitting a lot and it’s helped,” said head coach Leonid Yelin. “… Monika (Salkute) was getting more sets than Silvi, which is really good to get away from Silvi and let her hit when (we) really need it, when it’s really tough.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs the setter, the offense runs through Wlaszczuk. She dictates who gets the ball, when they get the ball and how much they get the ball.Yelin thinks a setter can make players look much worse or much better. Players have to trust each other’s timing and precision. The setter has to trust where the hitter will be and when she’ll be there. Hitters need to trust where and when the ball will get to them.“(Trust has) definitely gotten better as the season’s gone on, as we’re more comfortable playing with each other,” said Lindsay McCabe, a senior blocker.The team’s improved passing allows Wlaszczuk to be aggressive and try fake sets. Wlaszczuk at times will go up in position for a set with both hands under the ball and suddenly hit the ball over the net instead of passing. It adds an element for opposing teams to look for.In the first set against Georgia Tech, the Orange passed seamlessly, Wlaszczuk tried her fake spike and it worked perfectly, with not a Georgia Tech blocker in sight. Passing became stagnant at times later in the match. Wlaszczuk tried the same move later, but the Yellow Jackets set up a front-line player to block her attack.Passing helps the team the most by taking pressure off of Uattara. For most of the season, Uattara was the team’s only attacking threat, so teams game-planned for only Uattara.“They know (Uattara’s) good and they (are) serving to her not because she’s a bad serve receiver, but just to keep her busy,” Yelin said.Defenses slide simultaneously with the offense’s pass and in ACC play — until recently — Uattara would regularly see two or three blockers in front of the net to stop her spike. A triple block leaves nowhere to hit the ball. If Uattara hits the ball over the blockers, it could go out of the back line and if she hits it to the side, it could go out of bounds.But recently, triple blocks haven’t been set up against the Orange. Salkute and McCabe have contributed offensively. Teams haven’t been able to key in on Uattara because of the increased attacking options.Keeping pressure off of Uattara and moving the ball to all hitters will play an important role in how the Orange performs the rest of the season, and continues with the Cardinals on Friday night.“I want to have a trust in my hitters, the same I did last game,” Wlaszczuk said, “so as soon as I will see they (are) all performing well and no one is taking a break, I feel that I can use them all and that helps to distribute (the) ball.” Comments Published on October 30, 2014 at 12:08 am Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

LA Times executive editor speaks at USC

first_imgNorman Pearlstine (center) discusses his role as the executive editor of the Los Angeles Times and the need to stay up to date with constant changes in journalism. Pearlstine is joined by professor Geoffrey Cowan (left) and School of Journalism Director Gordon Stables (right). (Ling Luo | Daily Trojan) “One of the reasons our country is so divided is I can spend all day communicating with people who have the same opinion as me,” Pearlstine said. “How do you maintain the integrity of your content in a world where most of the people who see your content have an intermediary, be it Facebook, Google, Twitter or Apple News, where everything they’re trying to do is to homogenize the feed where you don’t differentiate what we’re trying to do from what lots of other people are trying to do?” Annenberg Dean Willow Bay introduced Pearlstine, who was joined by Professor Geoffrey Cowan and School of Journalism Director Gordon Stables.  Pearlstine expressed concern toward the reliance on social media as a news source and urged caution when balancing revenue and honest media coverage.  While Pearlstine said the news industry faces relentless pressure from digitalization, finances aren’t his only concern.  Felix Bartos, a graduate student studying global communication who attended the event, said he enjoyed learning about the changing face of the journalism industry and social media’s impact on news cycles. Stables asked Pearlstine about the role technology has played in transforming news distribution, specifically the role of podcasts in today’s media. Luke Zapolski, a junior studying business, commended the Times for their local journalism coverage and digital accessibility. “I liked how honest Pearlstine was with the insight he provided, but I would’ve liked to see more information about the competition the L.A. Times faces,” Bartos said. “But I think part of it is the nature of this type of discussion and that he couldn’t indulge too much into this information,”  Pearlstine spoke about the decline of print and how technology and social media have presented new challenges for news consumption.center_img “I view [the Times as] a window to the future,” said Pearlstine, who was hired as executive editor of the Times in June 2018. “I think that it’s one of those things that the stories come from anywhere and you try to empower people to go with the things that they think are important.’’ “We begin by saying, ‘What does the brand of the L.A. Times give us license to do? What does the collective intelligence of the people enable us to do without the brand?’” he said. “I think it’s still early days for podcasts,” Pearlstine said. “It’s not clear to me what the model is long-term, but I think when you live in a part of the world where traffic defines your life, podcasts resonate.” “The brilliance of the ways that technology has changed information for the first time, choice really resides with the reader,” Pearlstein said. “At the same time if we’re doing our job, we will insight you with the things you didn’t know. It is important to get a combination of the two and that has never been harder.” “We get the bulk of our revenue from print, and you start every January saying that if you’re lucky, the decline will be no more than 10%, but with the recognition that the decline of print revenue will be more than that,” Pearlstine said. When discussing the challenges of leading a newsroom, Pearlstine said it all starts with understanding the community. “I think the L.A. Times has done a good job dealing with digitalization,” Zapolski said. “I access their news via their app, which has an extremely user friendly interface. I thought it was interesting to hear Norman’s comments on podcasts and I wonder if the L.A. Times will mass implement podcasts in the near future, as other media content producers and streaming services are moving into the space to add extra revenue streams.” Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine spoke at the Sheindlin Forum in Wallis Annenberg Hall Tuesday, discussing the importance of unbiased media coverage and the future of the changing journalism industry.last_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Tennessee

first_imgSyracuse will play in its first-ever Elite Eight on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. The No. 4 seed Orange (28-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) will take on No. 7 seed Tennessee (22-13, 8-8 Southeastern) with a chance to reach the Final Four, a destination the Lady Vols have reached 18 times. SU, meanwhile, has won 14 of its last 15 games and is on a historic postseason run.Here’s everything you need to know about the Volunteers.All-time series history: Tennessee leads 1-0Last time they played: The Volunteers snuck past the Orange with a 57-55 win at home in SU’s second game of the season on Nov. 20. SU took a one-point lead with 1:53 left in the third quarter, but Tennessee quickly got it back 30 seconds later and never trailed in the fourth. Syracuse tied the game at 55 on an Abby Grant 3-pointer with 5:12 left but Bashaara Graves made a layup with 2:48 remaining to account for the game’s final points. In the final three minutes, Syracuse missed five jump shots and Brittney Sykes missed two potential game-tying free throws with six seconds left on the clock.“We were just missing shots. They played some very good defense on us,” Orange head coach Quentin Hillsman said after the game. “We just didn’t knock (shots) down.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse was outscored 46-18 in the paint and Graves led the way for the Volunteers with 16 points and Mercedes Russell, UT’s other big, scored 13 points. Alexis Peterson led all scorers with 19.What could have been an impressive nonconference road victory slipped through SU’s hands.“Rebounding and points in the paint, playing at the rim is all about toughness,” Hillsman said. “We gotta be tougher around the rim.” Published on March 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds The Tennessee report: Graves and Russell are the two players inside that make the Volunteers go. Against No. 3 seed Ohio State on Friday night, the duo combined for 39 points and 24 rebounds. Earlier in the season, the Volunteers struggled against zone defenses but found a way to pick apart the Buckeyes and shot 50 percent from the field. Add in 10 points and five rebounds from Diamond DeShields and Tennessee became quite dangerous. UT’s regular season was considered one of the worst, if not the worst in recent memory as it dropped out of the AP Top 25 for the first time in 31 years. It lost to LSU and Alabama, two of the worst teams in the SEC, near the end of the regular season. But since then, it’s won six of the last seven and is playing its best basketball of the season.“Just matching their physicality. They are a lot bigger than I am personally but it doesn’t matter,” Briana Day said. “You just got to go out there and play hard regardless because if you feel intimidated, you’re going to play that way.”How Tennessee beats Syracuse: If Graves and Russell can kick-start Tennessee’s offense, that will be the key. Syracuse outrebounded South Carolina by five and center Briana Day stayed out of foul trouble until the very end. When Day gets in foul trouble, that’s when Syracuse’s team breaks down. Opponents can beat SU in the paint and get easy shots. That means the Orange has to beat a defense that had time to set up instead of running the transition offense. By forcing opponents to rely on the perimeter, that puts SU in a position to outshoot them. Syracuse averages nearly nine 3-pointers a game and Hillsman has repeatedly said throughout the season that the Orange plans to match or win the made 3s category. Tennessee on the other hand makes just 3.6 3s per game. Its bread and butter is to go inside and that’s what it’ll need to do to beat the Orange.Numbers to know:5:12 — Syracuse went scoreless in the final 5:12 of its game against Tennessee in November. A streak like that down the stretch on Sunday could doom the Orange once again.28 — The Volunteers outscored Ohio State in the paint by 28 on Friday. If it has that same success again, that could spell trouble for SU.15.9 — Tennessee averages 15.9 turnovers per game. Add in the fact that Syracuse turns opponents over a nation-leading 24.3 times per game and SU could have a field day against the Vols.Player to watch: Mercedes RussellRussell was ranked as the No. 1 recruit in the 2013 class by espnW HoopGurlz and is living up to her billing in her sophomore season. She exploded for 25 points against the Buckeyes and provides an interior presence that will be hard to match. It hasn’t come back to fully cost Syracuse, but big inside presences have had success in the postseason. Albany’s Shereesha Richards had 23 points and 14 rebounds. South Carolina’s Alaina Coates had 18 points and 16 rebounds. If Russell can do what those players did, it’ll be another close game between UT and SU. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Henson: UW’s defense becoming a cause for concern

first_imgWatching Ohio State beat down Wisconsin on Senior Night in Columbus was like watching two kids play an outdated hoops video game. It seemed like only a matter of time before there was a tail of flames coming off the ball as it left the Buckeyes’ hands.And in this game, the kid playing with the No. 1 ranked Buckeyes had clearly mastered the timing, making almost every three-pointer he took – 14 out of 15, to be exact. (Cue the generic voice screaming ‘on fire!’ with every shot). The kid controlling Wisconsin, on the other hand, looked like he had only played a few times before and tried to answer back with threes of his own… to no avail – 9 out of 24 to be exact.When one team shoots that well, the game just seems unfair.That’s what Sunday afternoon’s game felt like for the Badgers and their fans. And unfortunately for UW, that was no video game. That 93-65 loss was very real.But what can you do when Jon Diebler hits 7-of-8 three-pointers?What can you do when David Lighty and William Bufford are a perfect 5-for-5 combined from long range?What can you do when you have to respect those perimeter threats who’ve found their rhythm when you still have to worry about Player of the Year candidate Jared Sullinger dominating in the paint? There is just not much you can do.“What [Ohio State] did today is just unheard of,” UW head coach Bo Ryan told reporters after the game.In a setting like that – when the No. 1 Buckeyes are out for revenge on Senior Night and when they simply won’t miss – each and every team in the country would have trouble keeping pace.And let’s face it; few really expected the Badgers to pull out a win in Columbus – even if the Buckeyes shot like humans.Ryan and the Badgers will move on from this loss and try to forget it as quickly as possible. When a team shoots that well, you have to give credit where credit is due.Problem is, the Badgers have been doing that a lot lately.In its last five games, Wisconsin has allowed opponents to shoot extremely well – particularly from three-point range.Aside from Indiana, which shot an abysmal 18.2 percent from beyond the arc against UW, each of the other four opponents (OSU, NW, Mich., PSU) shot at or above 50 percent.You can throw the Buckeyes’ ungodly 93 percent from three out the window if you’d like, but even without that performance factored in, we are witnessing a troubling trend develop for UW.Now the Badgers are 4-1 in those five games mentioned, but the Buckeyes were the only team expected to pose a threat. Led by point guard Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin (for the most part) has shot pretty darn well in its own right, paving the way for narrow victories despite deficiencies on the defensive end.Ryan acknowledged these defensive lapses after Wisconsin’s victory over Northwestern last week.“When I broke down the film on our (Northwestern) game, there’s still a lot of areas where we need work,” Ryan said to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.Traditionally, Wisconsin is known for its defensive prowess, but it has turned into an area of concern this season.Even before the Badgers took the floor against Ohio State yesterday, their defensive efficiency ranking (aka points per possession) was 58th in country, according to Ken Pomeroy’s tempo-adjusted ranking system.In comparison, the Badgers were 19th nationally last season, 49th in 2009, 2nd in 2008 and 6th in 2007. (Side note: no team with a KenPom defensive efficiency ranking worse than 15 has won a national championship since 2004).For more comparison, Big Ten bubble teams Michigan, Michigan State and Illinois all currently have a better defensive ranking than UW this season.This isn’t earth-shattering news, as the 2011 Badgers have proven they are a team that plays off the strength of their offense. In fact, UW held the No. 1 overall offensive efficiency ranking before the loss at OSU.But the Badgers’ defensive struggles have been highlighted late in the season.When Talor Battle and Penn State poured in three after three in a come-from-behind effort, it was considered good offense.When Michael Thompson and John Shurna caught fire for Northwestern, it was considered good offense.Eventually, we need to start considering the possibility of bad defense. If a guy hits a three with a hand right in his face? Fine. That’s all you can do.But when the Badgers struggle communicating on rotations, when they are manipulated by ball screens and allow open threes, they have a problem.This blowout loss to OSU didn’t bring these issues to light. It’s been a rough stretch of games that culminated with that disaster at Value City Arena.Far too often, UW opponents seem to be far too hot from distance.Ryan knows his perimeter defense needs to be better and produce some improvement.Otherwise, the Badgers better hope the teams they face happen to have an off night.Max is a senior majoring in journalism. Concerned with the Badgers’ defense as of late? Hate John Diebler and his ridiculous three-point shooting? E-mail him at or tweet @maxhenson.last_img read more

STATE FED CUP FINALS: Kanu’s Club Shocks Heartland, MFM Rules Lagos

first_imgPapilo FC, the pet club of Nigeria legend Nwankwo Kanu yesterday upset Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Heartland to emerge winners of the Imo State Federation Cup 2016.Papilo FC won 1-0 at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri.However, another Nigeria premier league club MFM FC won their first-ever Lagos State Federation Cup when they thrashed NNL side, Bridge FC 3-0 at the Agege Stadium.The church club sealed victory within 10 minutes as Sikiru Olatunbosun opened scoring in the 41st minute, he completed a brace in the 48th minute, before mercurial midfielder Emmanuel Onuwa scored the third goal in the 50th minute.In Kwara State, Kwara United beat ABS FC 5-2 via penalty after the game ended 1-1 at regulation.In Osun State, NNL side Prime FC beat non-league side Fehinty FC 2-1.Sunshine Stars retained the Ondo State Federation Cup in Akure with a 2-1 win over Akure City FC.State Federation Cup finalists will represent their states in the national Federation Cup.Akwa United won last year’s cup competition to qualify for the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more