Minesto installs MGS buoy off Wales

first_imgMinesto has completed the installation of the micro-grid system (MGS) buoy that will be used for the company’s first tidal energy installation in Holyhead Deep, off the coast of North West Wales.Moored to the seabed using three anchor lines, the offshore buoy designed for extreme sea conditions will provide data and communications with Minesto’s DG500 marine energy power plant, according to Minesto.It will also act as a floating micro-grid system, facilitating grid compatibility testing by handling and analyzing electricity generated by the 500kW device.The MGS buoy has been designed and constructed by Malin Group in Glasgow and was towed down the River Clyde and the Irish Sea to Minesto’s Holyhead Deep site. The MGS buoy in Holyhead Deep (Photo: Minesto)last_img read more

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Stop signs get green light

first_imgAfter 2 years of waiting and lobbying for help, residents in unincorporated Whittier will finally receive two stop signs at an intersection prone to accidents and speeders. The stop signs will be installed on Ben Hur Avenue at the intersection with Light Street, to create a four-way stop. The announcement came Thursday at a neighborhood watch meeting, from L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe’s field deputy, Joe Matthews. Bill Ashley has lived near the intersection for three years, in a house that belonged to his mother since 1975. He is optimistic about the new signs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I’m not a guy to count my chickens before they hatch, but it sounds great,” Ashley said. Ashley has spearheaded the effort to have signs or speed bumps installed because, he says, the speeding poses a serious risk. “Since the day I moved in it’s been a problem,” Ashley said. “We don’t want someone to die out here, God forbid.” Matthews said the change is part of wider improvement in the community, including dropping crime rates and stronger traffic enforcement. This was made possible, Matthews said, by increases in funding for county areas. “The priorities are different,” Matthews said. “There’s more money in the till.” Sgt. Tonya Edwards said the unincorporated areas in the county will also receive more attention from the Sheriff’s Department, beginning with the recent purchase of three new patrol cars. Barbara Stevens, 76, has lived in her house on the corner for more than 50 years. She also attended neighborhood watch meetings out of concern about speeding on the corner. Stevens said she and her daughter, who lives in the house with her, are glad to hear that change will occur. “We’re elated,” Stevens said. “The traffic has really increased and it really has been a serious problem.” Stevens and other residents said they believed nothing would be done until a serious accident occurred on the street, and were surprised by the county’s promise to install the signs. “We get a lot of near misses,” Stevens said. “We see a lot of things that aren’t reported.” David Sommers, press deputy for Knabe, said the signs should be installed no later than Jan. 8. Sommers said the Public Works Department must still receive approval from the Board of Supervisors for the change, but expects it will be approved. “If residents want it and CHP is recommending it, there is no reason it shouldn’t be installed,” Sommers said. Sommers said he did not know what the cost of the project would be, and he did not have an estimate on what stop sign installation typically costs. According to California Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Zizi, that intersection has just one reported collision this year, when a resident pulled out of a driveway and was broadsided by an oncoming car. Farther down Ben Hur at its intersection with Reese Street, an additional crash was reported, caused by unsafe speeding. Last year, there were four crashes reported on Ben Hur. Zizi said more accidents may have occurred, but were not reported. Ashley said there have been at least five or six fender-benders on his street in the last five months. “When we did look at the statistics, we noticed that those four on Ben Hur … are an increase over the previous years,” Zizi said. Zizi said the residents of Ben Hur Avenue who worked to fix their area should serve as an example for others who see problems in their neighborhoods. “If they do see a potential danger in their neighborhood, give us a call,” Zizi said. “We’ll send the cops to monitor speed.” airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Championship strugglers Charlton call for fans’ backing amid protests

first_img1 Championship strugglers Charlton have released a statement following protests by home fans marred Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough.Supporters held a mock funeral before the clash at the Valley, while a large number of beach balls were thrown onto the pitch during the match.Addicks fans were voicing their displeasure at the way they feel the club is being run by owner Roland Duchatelet, with Charlton currently 23rd in the Championship table, five points adrift of safety.In a statement addressed to the fans, Charlton have said some individuals “want the club to fail” and have called on supporters to back the team as they bid to retain their Championship status. The statement said: “Last Sunday, some individuals did not come to the Valley to watch the game and support the team, but came to create disorder on the pitch and interfere with the players and the game. Disorder which is, allegedly, needed to drive change in ownership and management.“Whom would they expect the club to be sold to? How long would a sales process take? Is it easier to sell the club when it is in League One rather than Championship?“Some individuals seem to want the club to fail. This is a confused approach, since following this logic leads to exactly the opposite of what we all want: staying in the Championship.“We have nine games left in which we have to get six points more than our competitors. The team just got seven points out of three games.“We still have the chance to make it happen with the support of the fans until the very last game. We must believe it is still possible. Every football fan knows the 12th man is a crucial factor in the success on the pitch.” Addicks fans voiced their displeasure at the way owner Roland Duchatelet is running the club last_img read more

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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR DONEGAL SPORTSTAR AWARDS

first_imgThe Donegal Sports Star Committee is now inviting nominations for their special 40th awards function, which will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday the 29th of January.As the committee will be selecting the ‘Hall of Fame’ winner no nominations are being sought in this category. The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 27th.A brief summary only of the relevant sporting achievements will suffice. Pictorial and DVD footage is also required. Nominations can be done online from the nominations page and emailed to info@donegalsportsstarawards.ie or by completing a simple nomination form, which can be downloaded and posted to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton.Those not using on-line can simply post their nominations to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton.Donegal County Council will once again be the exclusive sponsor of the awards.For further information on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to the website donegalsportsstarawards.ie, on Facebook at Donegalsports Starawards or at Twitter DonegalSportsStars. NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR DONEGAL SPORTSTAR AWARDS was last modified: October 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Sportstar AwardsNOMINATIONSlast_img read more

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