NER 300 Programme Picks WaveRoller

first_imgThe European Commission has decided to reinvest unspent funds from the NER300 programme to support wave energy technology WaveRoller under InnovFin Energy Demo Projects (EDP).Reinvesting the unspent funds from the first NER300 call enables timely support to promising projects before the launch of the Innovation Fund in 2020.The WaveRoller technology, developed by Finnish company AW-Energy, is on of the three projects now benefiting from support of some €73 million.The project is co-financed by the existing shareholders, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation and an InnovFin EDP financing from the European Investment Bank supported by a NER300 contribution of €10 million.The WaveRoller is a device that converts ocean wave energy to electricity. The machine operates in near-shore areas (approximately 0.3-2 km from the shore) at depths of between 8 and 20 meters. Depending on tidal conditions it is mostly or fully submerged and fixed to the seabed. A single WaveRoller unit (one panel and PTO combination) is rated at between 350kW and 1000kW, with a capacity factor of 25-50% depending on wave conditions at the project site. The technology can be deployed as single units or in farms.AW-Energy has recently received a manufacturing certificate, as proof of technology from Lloyd’s Register.The company’s newest project to convert the energy from ocean waves using WaveRoller technology is underway off the coast of Portugal (SURGE2 project).InnovFin EDP, an EU financial instrument managed by the European Investment Bank, finances projects in innovative renewable energy, carbon capture and storage (CCS), smart energy systems and storage, helping to bridge the gap from demonstration to commercialisation. The financial instrument is entirely market-driven and the support to eligible projects is provided on a first come, first served basis.Thanks to the additional contributions from the NER300 unspent funds, InnovFin EDP now has more funds available for new operations.last_img read more

St. Louis 7th graders shine in academic competition

first_img7th grade team members: Charlie Schebler, Megan Raab, Summer Ratcliffe, Jalyn Stenger, Mary Hunter, and Ella SmithBatesville, in. — Seventh graders from St. Louis Catholic School recently competed in the LaSalle Academic match.  The students have practiced throughout the school year to prepare for the competitive match and were able to place second in the first match and third in the second match.Thank you to the 7th grade for their hard work and dedication this year.  Great job!!last_img

World Cup Winner Retires From Football at 29

first_img Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth20+ Albino Animals That Are Very Rare And UniqueThe Best Cars Of All TimeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo “Hi all, I want to let you know that I’m stepping away from playing professional football.” he wrote. “On behalf of myself and my family I want to thank everybody who was a part of these phenomenal years. The support and love you shared with me was unbelievable and more I could have ever asked for. “Now I’m ready and open for all the beautiful possibilities that are coming towards me, André.” Schurrle began his career at German side Mainz 05 before joining Bayer Leverkusen in 2011. His breakthrough season came during the 2012/13 season, where he became one of the hottest prospects in Germany after scoring 14 goals in 43 games. As a result of his fine form, Chelsea swooped in to sign the player for a fee of £18 million and, although he would only play a total of 44 appearances for the club, he would earn a Premier League winners medal towards the end of his time at Stamford Bridge. read also; Bundesliga: Bayern’s Lewandowski breaks Aubameyang’s record Schurrle would go on to play for Wolfsburg, Borussia Dortmund, Fulham and Spartak Moscow before deciding to call it a day. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Andre Schurrle, a World Cup winner and former Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund winger, has announced his retirement from football. The 29-year-old, who spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Russian Premier League side Spartak Moscow, has decided to hang up his boots after admitting personal struggles that stemmed from life as a footballer. Schurrle cancelled his contract at Dortmund earlier this week and days later, opened up to German publication Spiegel, confirming his departure from the game in an emotional interview. “The decision matured in me for a long time.” he said. “The depths became deeper and the highlights less and less. I don’t need the applause anymore. “You always have to play a certain role in order to survive in the business, otherwise you will lose your job and you will not get a new one.” The former Germany international, who played a huge part in the 2014 World Cup triumph, also posted his intentions to retire on Instagram earlier.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

11th annual Showdown is Sept. 28-30 at Kennedale Speedway Park

first_imgKENNEDALE, Texas – IMCA Modifieds and Scoggin-Dickey Southern SportMods race for $1,500 to win, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both for $1,000 to win at Kenne­dale Speedway Park’s Summit Racing Equipment Showdown special Sept. 28-30.The Modified winner will be added to the ballot for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Mini­mum start money is $200 and entry fee is $50 for all four divisions.Gates open at 5 p.m. and registration and practice run from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. Pit passes are $20 and there is no grandstand admission.On Friday, gates open at 4 p.m. and qualifying starts at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and military, $5 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and under.Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday and racing is at 6 p.m. Spectator admission is $16 for adults, $10 for seniors and military, $5 for kids 6-11 and free for five and under.Pit passes are $35 Friday and Saturday. Cars running Saturday only will start behind drivers who competed on Friday.A pre-entry form is posted at the website.last_img read more

All square at Goodison Park

first_img Spurs failed to make the most of considerable possession and a number of chances in the first half while Everton dominated after the break. Both sides thought they had strong penalty claims after Jan Vertonghen and Seamus Coleman tangled with each other on separate occasions in each half but nothing was given. Everton and Tottenham both missed the chance to move up to second in the Barclays Premier League as they played out a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park. Press Association Kevin Mirallas had a free-kick deflected behind for a corner as Everton began to find their feet in the game, but still it was Spurs who dominated possession. Everton began the second period with renewed vigour and looked to use Romelu Lukaku’s pace and strength more through the middle. Lukaku launched one good counter-attack, feeding Belgium team-mate Mirallas to his left but the impressive Vlad Chiriches slid in to deny a sight of goal. Another good move created space for Steven Pienaar on the edge of the box but Michael Dawson stood tall to block and was winded as he took the full force of the South African’s well-struck effort in the stomach. Everton sent on Barkley for Osman to maintain their momentum and the youngster immediately got into the game as he flashed a drive over. The Toffees then wanted a penalty when Coleman appeared to have the back of his legs clipped by Vertonghen. Coleman, to his credit, tried to play on and get a shot away but was still furious that Friend did not blow his whistle. Barkley was influential, suggesting Roberto Martinez’s decision to start him on the bench may have had the desired reinvigorating effect, and spread play wide for James McCarthy. McCarthy whipped in a dangerous cross from the byline and Lukaku glanced across goal. After a quiet spell, Howard was called back into action to punch away a curling effort from Spurs substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson. There was immediate concern for Lloris at the other end as he raced out to claim a long ball and collided with Lukaku at full pace. It looked an accidental clash, with the diving Lloris banging his head on Lukaku’s knee, but Friend further alienated himself to fans by booking the Everton forward. Farce followed as Lloris was led off and Brad Friedel got ready to take his place, but the Frenchman wanted to continue. He had to leave the field but immediately came back on, and although medical staff still appeared to try to persuade him otherwise, he returned to the game and Friedel sat down. Lloris seemed to show no ill-effects as he beat away a powerful strike from Gerard Deulofeu. Chances continued as the game went into nine minutes of injury time and Phil Jagielka blocked bravely from Sigurdsson, who then screwed wide. Home goalkeeper Tim Howard and opposite number Hugo Lloris – who played on after a blow to the head in the second half – both had busy afternoons but held firm. The two managers fielded familiar line-ups; Spurs reverted to the starting XI which beat Hull last weekend, meaning Erik Lamela was back on the bench, while Everton replaced Ross Barkley with Leon Osman in their only alteration from their last league game. Spurs controlled the game before the break as the hosts struggled to gain and then retain possession. The Londoners, backed by a vociferous visiting support, had their first sight of goal in the opening minutes as Sandro forced a fine save from Howard. Andros Townsend then tried his luck but missed the target and Roberto Soldado spurned a gilt-edged chance as he glanced a header wide from an Aaron Lennon cross. Townsend had another shot deflected over and Howard parried a well-struck free-kick from Kyle Walker as Spurs continued to press. Vertonghen then went down in the area under a challenge from Coleman but referee Kevin Friend did not even think about awarding a penalty. Howard saved again from a Lewis Holtby shot and almost half an hour had gone before Everton seriously threatened for the first time. It was Osman who had the opportunity, finding space to shoot and then firing narrowly over Lloris’ bar. last_img read more

Harvard looks to extend streak vs Columbia

first_imgSUPER SENIORS: Harvard has benefited heavily from its seniors. Chris Lewis, Robert Baker, Justin Bassey and Christian Juzang have collectively accounted for 42 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 52 percent of all Crimson points over the team’s last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Mike Smith has made or assisted on 66 percent of all Columbia field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 40 field goals and 11 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Columbia is 0-15 when its offense scores 67 points or fewer. Harvard is a perfect 12-0 when it holds opponents to 66 or fewer points and has allowed 66 points per game over its last three.FLOOR SPACING: Harvard’s Noah Kirkwood has attempted 92 3-pointers and connected on 37 percent of them, and is 6 for 17 over his last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Columbia has committed a turnover on just 17 percent of its possessions this season, which is the top percentage among all Ivy League teams. The Lions have turned the ball over only 12 times per game this season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHarvard (18-7, 7-3) vs. Columbia (6-20, 1-9)Francis S. Levien Gymnasium, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Harvard looks for its fifth straight conference win against Columbia. Harvard’s last Ivy League loss came against the Brown Bears 72-71 on Feb. 8. Columbia is winless in one games against Ivy League opponents this season. Harvard looks to extend streak vs Columbia ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Associated Press February 27, 2020last_img read more

Wisconsin shines in doubleheader

first_imgSophomore pitcher Meghan McIntosh was stellar Thursday night, finishing with a career-high 13 strikeouts in the nightcap.[/media-credit]When it comes to losing, Wisconsin has a short memory.Rebounding from Tuesday’s disappointment against Notre Dame, the Badgers swept Thursday’s doubleheader with North Dakota, recording 5-0 and 7-0 shutouts.The Badgers’ sophomore pitcher Meghan McIntosh (7-8) drew all eyes on her way to dominating the nightcap with a shutout. McIntosh started off hot and never looked back, pitching all seven innings while recording a new career best in strikeouts with 13.“I think it was a huge day for her,” head coach Yvette Healy said. “She had a tough time on Tuesday; we had a lot of meetings with her on how we could support her further. She responded great, she was looking to her coaches to help her out and she came back strong.”“Today means a lot to us because it showed the kind of character Meghan has,” sophomore infielder Shannel Blackshear said. “It gives us the opportunity to be loose at the plate because we were never in situations where we were fighting from behind.”While the young Wisconsin arm gritted through two jams in the fifth and the seventh, the Badger bats provided all the run support McIntosh could desire.Fighting Sioux pitcher Emma Gronseth (2-10) was treated to an old fashioned Badger beatdown. Wisconsin enforced its will upon the Sioux, scoring in every inning but the first and seventh.It was a Badger offense Healy has expected to see all season.“I think the offense bolsters our pitchers; Meghan responded great with that support behind her,” Healy said. “This is how Badger softball should be.”In the second inning, the Badgers began their eventual rout with a Kendall Grimm triple followed by an RBI sacrifice fly to left by Whitney Massey.The next two innings were all about Stephanie Peace.The Wisconsin freshman infielder from San Antonio, Texas, treated the Sioux to some southern hospitality, hitting an RBI single in the third and a three-run bomb over the left field wall with two outs in the fourth to seal the deal. Peace’s mom even made the flight up to Madison to witness her daughter’s breakout performance.Peace, who has been interchangeable throughout the Badger lineup, seems to have finally found a home in the two spot for Wisconsin.“It’s great for the coaches to respect me, moving me around like that,” Peace said. “I just wanted to come in and help the team the best I could. Coach Healy was preaching to us of doing all the little things right, and I think today we finally did that.”The first game of the day told the same story as the second, as freshman ace Cassandra Darrah (11-5) silenced the Sioux with six scoreless innings of work in a 5-0 win. Surrendering only two hits throughout the game, Darrah made it look easy as she seared the plate with corner fastballs on her way to silencing the Sioux with seven strikeouts.“She was tremendous on the mound today,” Healy said. “She’s had a couple of hard-luck losses in the Big Ten and had to play a few in a row. She’s been sitting on 10 wins for a while; I’m glad she can finally get off that number.”Offensively, the Badgers struggled early to bring runs across the plate. An RBI single by Massey in the bottom of the second and a Grimm RBI double in the fourth helped the Badgers, but it looked as if Darrah would carry the Badgers to victory alone as the Badgers managed two runs in the first five innings. Then, Blackshear stepped to the plate.The power hitting third baseman gave Darrah all the run support she would need when she connected on her sixth home run of the season. Even with winds blowing in, the towering three-run drive over the left field wall sealed the deal, putting Wisconsin up 5-0.“We’re a young team, and everyone’s trying to get these hits,” Blackshear said. “Today showed we have power up and down the lineup; we’re all going to swing the bat no matter how we’re playing.”The young Badgers continue to surpass expectations, recording the first back-to-back shutout victories in program history since April 2006.With the complete wins showing UW’s vast potential, Healy and the Badgers already have their sights set on a weekend series with Northwestern.“We’re going to have to do something special to beat them,” Healy said. “We may need to even play above our capabilities. This is the best I’ve ever seen our team play mid-week. Everyone’s feeling good right now, and we’re at home. We have what it takes to surprise some people.”last_img read more

Women’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about No. 9 seed Oklahoma State

first_img Published on March 16, 2018 at 7:03 pm Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Graham No. 8 seed Syracuse (22-8, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) opens the NCAA Tournament against No. 9 seed Oklahoma State (20-10, 11-7 Big 12) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi. The game will be televised on ESPN2.The Orange is coming off a tough loss in the first round of the ACC Tournament where Virginia Tech went on an epic 31-5 run and the Orange didn’t make a shot in the fourth quarter. The Cowgirls were ousted in the second round of the Big 12 tournament by West Virginia, 69-60.Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the matchup.All-time series: This is the two teams’ first meeting.The Oklahoma State report: Oklahoma State scores in bunches, led by a two-headed guard-center monster.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLeading OSU’s high-octane offense is graduate transfer point guard Loryn Goodwin, who averages 20.9 points per game, 18th in the nation, and averages 5.3 assists to supplement that scoring. Goodwin also has five 30-plus point outings this season. She is a dominant scorer and has the ability to get hot and torch the Orange.But the Cowgirls’ attack isn’t one-dimensional as 6-foot-4 senior center Kaylee Jensen is a double-double machine with 18 on the season, good for eighth nationally. She’s averaging 18.6 points and 10.8 rebounds, presenting a defensive challenge for Syracuse’s young frontcourt.The inside-out combo of Goodwin and Jensen is the staple of OSU’s offense. The two combine to average nearly 40 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists a game. The duo represents more than half of OSU’s per-game scoring output (78.9 points).How Syracuse beats OSU: SU needs to get hot from 3 and slow down Goodwin and Jensen.Syracuse is seventh in the country in 3-pointers attempted (930) and ninth in makes per game from deep (9.7). SU loving the 3 ball is no secret, and head coach Quentin Hillsman has said explicitly he wants the Orange to fire from long range as much as possible.This means SU’s shooters — paging Gabrielle Cooper and Miranda Drummond — can’t disappear. Oklahoma State is going to push and run and score, and SU will need contributions from its best shooters. Efficient performances from Tiana Mangakahia and Digna Strautmane from behind the arc would also go a long way in setting SU up to win.Stopping Goodwin and Jensen entirely may be out of the question, but SU has faced a similar guard-big combo in No. 4 Louisville’s Asia Durr and Myisha Hines-Allen. Those two combined for 46 points against the Orange. Goodwin and Jensen aren’t quite the same-caliber players, but they will beat SU if the Orange doesn’t pay enough defensive attention to the duo.Stat to know: 3Oklahoma State has only won three NCAA Tournament games as the lower-seeded team, going 3-10 in those contests. The Orange, meanwhile, is 4-0 in its last four Round of 64 games.Player to watch: Kaylee Jensen, center, No. 54While the Goodwin-Mangakahia duel might turn into appointment television, Jensen could be the player to sneakily send SU packing. The Orange has played against top-level guards like Goodwin all season — Morgan William (Mississippi State), Asia Durr (Louisville) and Lexie Brown (Duke), to name a few — but has rarely encountered a force like Jensen down low. A strong defensive outing from 6-foot-4 freshman Amaya Finklea-Guity could be the key to an SU win. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Spurs Lose at Bournemouth, Fail to Secure Top Four

first_imgThen, just over two minutes after coming on at half-time, Juan Foyth was also shown a straight red card as he slid studs-up into Jack Simpson.Spurs have now won just once in their past four league games and stay third on 70 points, four points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, who have two games remaining.Champions League qualification is still in Tottenham’s hands, and they need to beat Everton in their final league game on 12 May to make sure of a top-four spot.Bournemouth gave a senior debut to 19-year-old Irish goalkeeper Mark Travers and he made five saves in the first half to keep Spurs at bay, but was a spectator in the second half.Despite their numerical advantage, the Cherries were unable to capitalise until Ake popped up to score in the 91st minute, heading in from a Ryan Fraser corner.RESULTS & FIXTURESBournemouth 1 – 0 TottenhamWest Ham 3 – 0 SouthamptonWolves 1 – 0 FulhamCardiff 2 – 3 Crystal PalaceNewcastle 2 – 3 LiverpoolChelsea v Watford 2pmHuddersfield v Man United 2pmArsenal v Brighton 4:30pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tottenham had two players sent off as they missed the chance to guarantee Champions League football next season after Nathan Ake scored an injury-time winner for Bournemouth.It was far from ideal preparation for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who face Ajax in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday in Amsterdam, having lost the first leg 1-0.Son Heung-min was dismissed for pushing Jefferson Lerma at the end of a frantic first half, in which Eric Dier was lucky not to have been sent off and Bournemouth could conceivably have had two penalties.last_img read more

Northern Spain ambitions see Codere revamp Basque Pelota

first_imgShare Spanish sports betting operator Codere Apuestas (Codere) will fund the creation of a new Basque Pelota player league ranking with the help of the sport’s governing body Liga de Empresas de Pelota a Mano (LEPM).The new system named ‘Ranking LEPM Codere’, for the first time will classify the performance of Basque Pelota players competing in the ‘Aspe Pelota’ y ‘Asegarce Pelota’ leagues.Revamping the sport classification, LEPM and Codere will invite the best Pelota players competing in the Aspe and Asegrace leagues to an end-of-season ‘Codere Masters Championship’ tournament, which will see competitions for all Basque Pelota playing formats.Originating from the Basque Country, ‘Pelota’ (Pelota Vasca) is considered the ‘world’s fastest ball sports’, and is mainly played in Northern Spain within the regions of Pais Vasco, Navarra and La Rioja.The Basque sport has always maintained a strong association with betting, as punters place wagers on competing athletes/teams playing in ‘round robin format’ of games.Announcing the operator’s partnership with LEPM, Carlos Sabanza Codere Head of Sponsorship stated that the bookmaker was pleased to launch the ranking initiative for the legacy sport combined with end of season tournament.Codere hopes that its investment in redeveloping Basque Pelota, will help the operator grow its profile within the provinces of Northern Spain, as the company seeks to grow its online and retail presence. Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submit Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020last_img read more