CoreMarine and CENER Collaborate on Floating Wind

first_imgCoreMarine and Spain’s National Renewable Energy Centre CENER have signed a consortium agreement to collaborate on engineering services for the floating offshore wind industry.The agreement focuses on floating foundation design, mooring and dynamic cable analysis, transport and installation, wind turbine modeling, coupled analysis and scale model testing.The combined offering will support projects from research and FEED studies to the simulation of components, detailed engineering and installation support.“Currently it is necessary to implement the latest tools for simulating wind components and validation tests in industrial processes,” said Antonio Ugarte, Director for the Wind Energy Department at CENER.“The alliance between CoreMarine and CENER makes it possible to combine precisely the engineering processes with the most advanced methods for the design, construction, transport and installation of innovative solutions for offshore wind energy.”According to the parties, the collaboration will combine their expertise in a one-stop-shop for the development of floating wind projects.“As far as we can see, this is the first offering to the floating wind market from front end engineering and model testing through to detailed design and installation. This is a first for the industry and represents a significant strengthening of our capabilities in the floating wind sector,” said Carlos Lopez, Director of CoreMarine Spain.last_img read more

Batesville MS Girls Teams Fall To Connersville

first_imgThe BMS 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs lost to Connersville by a score of 35 to 30.Jill Hartman led the team in scoring with 10 points and Sierra Cornn contributed 9 points. Taylor Rowlett led the defense with 4 steals. The 7th grade Lady Bulldogs lost a close game to Connersville by a score of 26-23.Scoring for Batesville were Hattie Westerfeld with 11, Kendall Dickman with 10, and Sidney Ayette with 2.The Lady Dogs are now 2 and 8 on the season.Submitted by Batesville Coach Ben Pierson. Score by Quarter:BMS:           8  15   21   30Connersville:  7   14  22   35center_img Season Record: 5 and 5.Submitted by Batesville Coach Thomas Barnett.last_img

MainSource donates over $300k to United Fund

first_imgDECATUR COUNTY, Ind. — MainSource Bank recently announced the results of the Bank’s Decatur County United Fund Campaign for 2017.During a two-week campaign drive, employees pledged $218,262.75 to the United Fund and the company matched an additional 50% or $109,131.38, which brings the bank’s total United Fund donation to $327,394.13.These donations were distributed to numerous non-profit organizations.MainSource Bank President and CEO, Archie Brown Jr., and his wife Sharen served as the United Fund Campaign Chairs.last_img

I was not short of offers despite missing 2018 World cup – Mikel Agu

first_img Loading… But he however regretted his underwhelming performance in the qualifying game against Zambia. The Vitoria de Guimaraes of Portugal midfielder was omitted from Super Eagles final 23 squads after fallen behind Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekharo Etebo, John Mikel Obi in the pecking order. Agu told Super Eagles media team on Instagram live on Friday he was devastated after being left out of the squad, and blamed the omission on his underwhelming performance during the qualifying campaign. “I felt more devastated with my performance against Zambia than being dropped from the world cup. People get messed up because they don’t understand the situation and about the journey. In life, before you do anything, it must be studied. You don’t just wake up one day, carry a car to drive, you have to be composed.” he said.Advertisement Nigeria midfielder, Mikel Agu, has revealed that he was not short of offers despite missing the 2018 World Cup.center_img The former Porto star stressed further that despite missing the Mundial, he wasn’t short of offers from elite European teams. read also:Mikel Agu ready to move to China “After the World cup, because I had a good season in Bursaspor, that was year Marseille came for me. I didn’t go to the world cup but I had close to fifteen offers as if I went to the world cup.” He concluded. Mikel Agu has been superb for Vitoria de Guimaraes since joining them permanently from FC Porto last summer, he made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3-0 friendly win over Togo on 1 June 2017. He has made seven appearances for the Super Eagles and failed to register his name on the score sheet. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

McCall hails superb Saracens

first_img He said: “It was reckless but there was no intent and I think the TMO got it correct. It was frustrating as their player was clearly on the wrong side of the ruck.” Following White’s departure, Saracens added a third try on the stroke of half-time through Schalk Brits to open up a 18-6 lead at the break. The Aviva Premiership leaders then ran away with it in the second period, outscoring their opponents 46-0. Lam said of his side’s showing: “We know they are a top Premiership side but we were very disappointing as we missed tackles and dropped passes.” Those sentiments were echoed by Connacht full-back Gavin Duffy, who said: “I thought these days were behind us but today we were pulled round and bullied. The scoreboard doesn’t lie and it was a really poor day for us.” Saracens now face a difficult away trip in the quarter-finals but McCall was still optimistic. “We are not a top two or three European side but we are a top eight team. We can step up and learn from defeats at Clermont and Toulouse and can win away,” said McCall, who also allayed any fears about Owen Farrell. The England fly-half lasted only eight minutes as a second-half replacement for Charlie Hodgson before leaving the field but McCall said: “He had a nasty cut to the side of the head but he will be okay.” Saracens head coach Mark McCall heaped glowing praise on his side after seeing them thrash Connacht 64-6 to seal their spot in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals, while describing full-back Alex Goode’s performance as “unbelievable”. McCall said: “There were some outstanding individual performances, Alex has been very good over the past two months but today he was unbelievable as he looks much quicker. “Strettle is playing as well as ever and Ashton’s finish for his first try was something special.” McCall was also pleased with his side’s overall performance at Allianz Park, which he said “has been coming for some time”. It might have been an even more convincing victory for the hosts had Connacht prop Nathan White been sent off in the first half, as McCall believes should have happened. With Saracens only leading 13-6 just before half-time, White was sent to the sin-bin for stamping on Brad Barritt. White appeared to make contact with Barritt’s face and McCall was in no doubt that the front-rower should have been dismissed. “I’m glad they remained with 15 players but it was a red card as it was exactly the same as last night (Ian Evans being dismissed for the Ospreys in Dublin). Fortunately Brad wasn’t injured but that shouldn’t be a determining factor,” said McCall. Connacht coach Pat Lam disagreed with McCall’s assessment of the incident, though. Sarries ran in 11 tries in the victory with David Strettle notching a hat-trick and Chris Ashton adding another two as McCall’s men qualified as one of the best two runners-up having finished behind Toulouse in Group Three. It was an impressive all-round showing from Saracens but Goode was the star of the piece with a display that McCall acknowledged was something else. Press Associationlast_img read more

COMMENTARY: The Boston Celtics’ rise has a lesson for us all

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts Every two weeks, Mike Mandell gives his thoughts on the sports scene in Ellsworth, Hancock County and beyond.About four years ago, Danny Ainge had a decision to make. The general manager of the Boston Celtics saw the writing on the wall when others didn’t necessarily want to. His team was getting old, and something had to be done.Ainge knew what that something was: He had to find a way to trade Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, three of the franchise’s most revered players. Those players had been instrumental in bringing the 2007-08 NBA title to Boston after the longest drought in team history, and it had seemed they were destined to retire as Celtics. Changing that wasn’t guaranteed to be received well.In a move that broke the hearts of fans throughout New England, Ainge did so by sending the trio to the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets wanted to compete for a championship, and trading for some veterans would help them do that. In response, they sent the Celtics their 2014, 2016 and 2018 first-round picks and the right to swap first-rounders in 2017.Yet Ainge’s moves didn’t stop there. Just days after the blockbuster trade, he made another move to secure the team’s future when he hired Brad Stevens from Butler University. It was a hire that came out of left field; Stevens had flown under the radar during the search, and at 36, he was the youngest coach in the league from Day 1.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFast forward four years, and it’s the Celtics that have come out winners. The Nets’ championship aspirations never materialized, and they currently dwell at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. The Celtics, on the other hand, are in first place.What happened? Well, it all started when the team swallowed its pride and made a move it knew would decrease the quality of their team for a few years. That’s never an easy call to make, but Ainge knew the team’s strength was its future rather than its present.Still, Ainge had to be willing to put his team through some early struggles to get there. Boston’s streak of six straight playoff appearances ended when the team went 25-57 in 2013-14, and it looked as if the following season wasn’t going to be much better during its early days.Ainge remained patient, though, and it wasn’t long before that patience paid off. The Celtics eventually turned their 2014-15 campaign around and made the playoffs. They have continued to improve with each passing year and now find themselves ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers and in position to seal home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.Faced with a situation that seemed difficult, the Celtics have instead turned an era that appeared to be headed for a long rebuild into one that’s been rewarding. They’ve done so with players that other teams have discarded and by making draft picks that made some analysts scratch their heads. At nearly every turn along the way during that process, the Celtics have been vindicated.That’s a lesson that can be applied broadly. There are times when the real rewards in life exist down the line. At times, we have to sacrifice what we know for the chance at something better in the future. Those sacrifices can garner criticism from others. They can also make us question ourselves. In the end, though, there are times when these decisions simply have to be made.I felt this way upon making the decision to move to Ellsworth, a city 1,500 miles away from my home in the Midwest. Indeed, there were instances in the few days after accepting the job when others asked, “Are you sure you want to do this?” Yet I saw a new path ahead of me — a path that would take me somewhere I’d never been. Just as Ainge did, I chose to follow that path, and it led me to a new community I’ve come to love.As for the Celtics, success in pro sports is defined by championships, and they still have a long way to go. With the Nets floundering, though, a Boston team that is getting closer to reaching that level will likely be in position to draft franchise-changing talents such as Markelle Fultz, Michael Porter and DeAndre Ayton over the next two years. That’s one of the rewards you reap when you think down the line and are willing to move on.Only time will tell if the Celtics can add another Larry O’Brien Trophy to their storied history. Regardless, Ainge’s willingness to try something new opened him up to opportunities he wouldn’t have had if he had closed the door when the Nets came calling. That’s a lesson that can be applied to us all. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Biocenter_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com.last_img read more

Main Street Memorial Mile draws 149 runners

first_imgELLSWORTH — Before the start of Monday’s Memorial Day parade, 149 runners of all ages raced through the heart of Ellsworth in this year’s edition of the Main Street Memorial Mile.Ellsworth High School sophomore Matt Shea was the overall race winner with a time of 4 minutes, 24 seconds. Bradford Eslin of Bucksport was second with a time of 4:35, and Jose Chumbe of Southwest Harbor (4:37), Jason Cerilli of Sullivan (4:38) and Evan Merchant of Beals (4:39) rounded out the rest of the top five.Halley Jaye Facciolo of Ellsworth was the top finisher in the women’s division with a time of 5:16. Twenty-seven runners broke the six-minute mark in the race, which began at Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce and finished at R.F. Jordan & Sons Construction.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

GOtv Boxing NextGen 4: Coaches, Administrators Thrilled by Performance Levels

first_imgGLOBAL SOCCER\\OTHER SPORTSCoaches and boxing authority figures at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4 holding in Abeokuta have expressed delight at the quality of young boxers participating in the programme. The three-day event designed to spot young aspiring professional boxers started on Thursday at the Dunkin Pepper Gym of the MKO Abiola International Stadium. At yesterday’s session which featured over 50 bouts, coaches and boxing administrators praised the level of performances put up by the boxers on parade and were thrilled by the preponderance of youthful boxers. The programme will be concluded today with the announcement of selected boxers. The selection was made by elite coaches with a cumulative boxing experience of over 100 years.Speaking at the opening ceremony on Thursday, Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director of  Flykite Productions stated that all boxers selected today from the event will have their professional boxing licence fees paid by the Chairman of GOtv Boxing, Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya (SAN) and will also be given free pre-licensing medical check-up.He also said that this year’s edition has experienced the highest turnout of boxers since the first edition, recording boxers from over five states: Lagos, Enugu, Ondo, Abia, Oyo and Ogun. Alumona equally stated that at least two of the selected boxers at GOtv Boxing NextGen 4 will fight at the next edition of the GOtv Boxing Night.Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, President, Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), commended sponsors of the programme for their continued support for Nigerian boxing.Mr. Remi Aboderin, President, West African Boxing Union (WABU), who was also in attendance, expressed gratitude to the organisers and sponsors.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

ACC will send representative to Syracuse’s NCAA hearing, Swofford confirms

first_img Published on October 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference will send a representative to Syracuse’s NCAA hearing this week, ACC commissioner John Swofford confirmed at media day in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday.Syracuse officials are scheduled to appear at a hearing Thursday and Friday and SU head coach Jim Boeheim, Chancellor Kent Syverud and Director of Athletics Daryl Gross have been invited, among others, according to The Post-Standard.Swofford gave an opening statement before he was peppered with questions about the recent news out of North Carolina and Syracuse and briefly addressed the Syracuse situation.“The NCAA has asked us not to talk about ongoing investigations,” Swofford said. “Anytime one of our schools has a compliance issue, it’s a concern.”Swofford doesn’t believe that the recent reports on the Orange and Tar Heels are greatly cutting into the conference’s reputation, which he worked to establish in his opening statement, which lasted 20-plus minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore being asked about North Carolina and Syracuse, Swofford rattled off ACC basketball statistics to back his point of calling the conference the best collection of programs in college basketball history. After listing off first-place finishes in attendance, TV ratings, all-time NCAA tournament wins and so on, Swofford was quick to identify an area that the conference doesn’t want to attract national attention in.Said Swofford: “We want to have the least number of compliance issues.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

With Anthony Rendon signed, Angels still need to focus on pitching

first_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter SAN DIEGO — A day after the Angels made the move that few expected, they continued to work toward filling their most pressing need.They still need pitching.General Manager Billy Eppler and Manager Joe Maddon both conceded during the Winter Meetings that the Angels still must upgrade their rotation, and the backdrop against which they need to do it has changed significantly this week.Ace pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg signed elsewhere, and the Angels signed third baseman Anthony Rendon, using up a considerable chunk of their payroll but perhaps opening up more flexibility for trades. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The Chicago Cubs would likely be willing to move left-hander José Quintana, who also has one year left before free agency. Quintana, 30, has a career 3.72 mark, but it climbed to 4.68 in 2019.The Angels could also go for a lower-tier starter as a second addition, shopping from a list of pitchers such as Julio Teheran, Wade Miley, Gio Gonzalez or Alex Wood. Tanner Roark recently agreed to a two-year, $24-million deal with Toronto, though, so the prices even for back-end starters might be higher than the Angels want to pay.ALSOThe Angels didn’t lose anyone or select anyone in the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft on Thursday…In the minor league portion, the Angels selected four players: right-hander Erick Julio, outfielders Edwin Yon and Pedro Diaz and catcher Carlos Reina. The Angels lost catcher Julian Leon to the Miami Marlins. None of the players are considered major league prospects…The Angels acquired left-hander Garrett Williams from the San Francisco Giants as the player to be named from the trade that sent Zack Cozart and Will Wilson to the Giants on Tuesday. Wilson, 25, had a 3.60 ERA at Double-A last season. Bumgarner is reportedly looking for a five-year deal. Bumgarner would also cost the Angels their third-round draft pick and the associated draft bonus pool money. They already will surrender their second-round pick because of the Rendon deal.Dallas Keuchel would be a less costly alternative to either Ryu or Bumgarner. Keuchel, 31, didn’t get the type of deal he wanted last winter, so he held out until June, before signing for a pro-rated $13 million with the Atlanta Braves and pitching to a 3.75 ERA over 19 starts. Keuchel is a ground ball pitcher, which could be a benefit with an infield including Andrelton Simmons, David Fletcher and Rendon.At least one trade target appears to be Cleveland Indians two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. The Angels and Indians were working on a Kluber trade on Wednesday night, but the two sides apparently still haven’t come to an agreement on a fair return.Kluber, 33, missed most of the 2019 season after he broke his arm when hit by a comebacker. He is said to be healthy now. Kluber will make $17.5 million in 2020. If he’s traded, his $18 million option for 2021 would vest if he pitches 160 innings in 2020. Otherwise, he could be bought out for $1 million.The Indians are likely to want at least one young major leaguer, perhaps Luís Rengifo or Patrick Sandoval, along with at least one lower-level player. The Indians are trying to cut their payroll, and they believe they can win with a staff that includes Shane Bieber, Mike Clevinger, Zac Plesac, Adam Plutko and Carlos Carrasco.Colorado Rockies right-hander Jon Gray has also been rumored to be available, although there are also reports that the Rockies don’t want to give up Gray. Gray, 28, has two more years of arbitration. He is coming off a season in which he posted a 3.84 ERA, despite pitching at Coors Field.Detroit Tigers right-hander Matthew Boyd, who has three years left before free agency, is also likely available. In July, the Angels checked on Boyd, 28, but found the price too high.Arizona Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray, 28, had a 4.34 ERA in 2019, after pitching to a 3.34 combined mark over the previous two seasons. He has just one year left before free agency.Related Articlescenter_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros So what could they still do?After signing Rendon to a deal that pays an average of $35 million per year, the Angels’ payroll is already at about their normal budget limit, so any further additions would represent the increase that owner Arte Moreno suggested in October. They still have about $30 million of space under the luxury tax, and they also still need to use some of that for a catcher.The top two free-agent pitchers are Hyun-Jin Ryu and Madison Bumgarner. Each of them is expected to end up with a deal paying at least $20 million a year.Ryu, 32, posted a 2.32 ERA with the Dodgers last season, earning the starting nod in the All-Star Game. He is expected to net a deal of only about three years because of his age and injury history.Bumgarner, 30, is one of the generation’s pre-eminent postseason pitchers, having helped the San Francisco Giants to three World Series titles. He’s also coming off his seventh 200-inning season in the past nine years. There are some industry concerns about his deteriorating stuff, though. His career-worst 3.90 ERA in 2019 included a 5.29 mark away from pitcher-friendly Oracle Park in San Francisco. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more