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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Former RusAF President Balakhnichev vows appeal against prison sentence

first_imgFormer Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) President, Valentin Balakhnichev, has said he will appeal against a three-year prison sentence after he was among the officials found guilty in France at the conclusion of a long-running investigation into corruption in athletics. Balakhnichev, who served as President of RusAF between 1990 and 2015, was absent from the Paris Criminal Court as the verdicts were announced. The Russian official, who was banned from athletics for life in 2016, was alleged to have refused to cooperate with the investigation. Balakhnichev, the former International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) treasurer, was alleged to have negotiated financial kickbacks with former IAAF President Lamine Diack. The kickbacks reportedly helped cover-up positive drugs tests involving Russian athletes. Diack was yesterday been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty on several corruption charges but found not guilty of “organised money laundering”. read also:Russian powerlifter fractures legs in failed squat attempt It is unlikely that Diack will spend any time in prison after the judge told the disgraced former International Olympic Committee member he could “expect conditional release” due to his age. His son Papa Massata, who refuses to be extradited from Senegal, was convicted and jailed for five years in absentia. Balakhnichev has vowed to appeal against his three-year prison sentence, with the former RusAF President denying he had refused to cooperate. “Of course, we will deal with the appeal of the decision,” Balakhnichev told Russian state news agency TASS. Promoted Content10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Origin Story Of The Best Chocolate Thing Ever Created7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The New Lara Croft Will Really Surprise YouHere Are The 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All Time8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future Loading… center_img “Now I will appeal to the Supreme Court of France, the court for human rights. “I have never refused to cooperate. “I do not consider myself guilty.” Gabriel Dollé, the former head of anti-doping at the IAAF – now known as World Athletics – Lamine Diack’s advisor Habib Cisse, and Alexei Melnikov, the former head distance coach of the Russian national team – were also found guilty. Dollé has been given a two-year suspended sentence. Diack, previously an influential sports figure before he became embroiled in corruption, has already lodged an appeal, according to reports. One of Diack’s lawyers, Simon Ndiaye, described the verdict as “unjust and inhuman”. Papa Massata was tried in absentia on charges of money laundering and breach of trust. Prior to the verdict he claimed he and his father had been the victims of an “Anglo-Saxon conspiracy” and insisted they were innocent. He additionally claimed the French court had no jurisdiction as the alleged crimes took place in Russia, Qatar, Senegal, Japan and Turkey. The Diacks are also being investigated on suspicion of corruption in the awarding of the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro and the postponed 2020 Games to Tokyo. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Voting begins today to determine Fast Shafts All-Star field

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (July 21) – Voting begins this evening (Monday) to determine the starting field for Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Three drivers from each of the five IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified regions will be elected through round one electronic polling conducted on the IMCA Facebook page through the end of the business day next Monday, July 28. All-Star candidates will be listed by region; one vote can be cast for one driver per region each day.Thirteen more All-Stars will be elected through round two, also via the IMCA Facebook page, between Tuesday, July 29 and Tuesday, Aug. 5. Winners will be notified and their names announced as soon as possible after each round of voting.The initial round of voting was to have been conducted through the IMCA website; one other change made was that all drivers not elected through the first round will be vote eligible in the second.“Race fans vote for the drivers they most want to see in the event and genuine vote totals should reflect that,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root said. “Using our Facebook page for the voting process eliminates more of the possibility of manipulating those totals.” “We want the number of ballots cast to be accurate and using Facebook is also the most interactive means to accomplish that,” he added. “The power of social media is at al all-time high and this is an excellent way for these racers to become more interactive with their fans and ‘sharing’ the ballot will help as well.” Completing the starting grid for the Friday, Sept. 5 30-lapper will be All-Star candidates with the top national point total and the most feature wins as of Aug. 28 competing at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. All-Star drivers will draw for starting positions in the Fan Zone at Boone Speedway on race night. The event pays $1,000 to win, $200 to start, and is a qualifier for the 2015 ballot.By region, the 121 drivers on the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot include:Larry Shaw Racing Western Region – Ricky Alvarado, Mark Carrell, Brian Cass, Eric Center, Kellen Chadwick, Nick DeCarlo, Casey Delp, Zane DeVilbiss, Jake Donnelly, Troy Foulger, Joe German, Chase Hansen, Dustin Hansen, Bobby Hogge IV, Wyatt Howard, Paul Jones Jr., David Karst, Eddie Kirchoff, K.C. Kubichek, Cody Laney, Randy McDaniel, Ryan McDaniel, Jason Noll, Brad Pounds, Cory Sample, Brian Schultz, Jeremy Shank, Brody Spangler, Alex Stanford, Paul Stone, Jeffrey Streeter, Randy Thornell, Ricky Thornton Jr., Zachary Thorp, Curtis Towns, Daniel Waldemar, Tim Ward, Mark Wauge, Jesse Williamson and Justen Yeager. VOTE HERE: https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/sn14fsallstar-westernRazor Chassis South Central Region – Dean Abbey, Chase Allen, Chris Dawson, Dean Deming, Neal Flowers, William Gould, Phillip Houston, Nicholas Littlejohn, Chad Melton, Vince Ogle, Kevin Sustaire and Keith White. VOTE HERE: https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/sn14fsallstar-southcentralJet Racing Central Region – Kreg Dobson, Jeremy Frenier, Cody Gearhart, Steven Glenn, Jordan Grabouski, John Hansen, Jared Hoefelman, Corey Lagroon, Jared Landers, Bill Leighton, Hunter Marriott, David Murray Jr., Jeremy Payne, Mike Petersilie, Kyle Rohleder, Johnny Saathoff, Dylan Smith, Jeff Taylor, Jesse Taylor and Randy Weaver. VOTE HERE: https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/sn14fsallstar-centralBelleville Motorsports North Central Region – Chris Abelson, J.D. Auringer, Jason Bahrs, Brandon Beckendorf, Masen Big Eagle, Cayden Carter, Troy Cordes, Ray Cox Jr., Jason Cummins, Tim Czarneski, Eric Dailey, Todd Dart, Darin Duffy, Greg Durbin, Jimmy Gustin, Richie Gustin, Robert Hellebust, Scott Hogan, Sean Jerovetz, Benji LaCrosse, Tyler Limoges, Josh Meyer, Stacey Mills, Brian Mullen, Mike Mullen, Jason Murray, Justin O’Brien, Ryan Ruter, Andrew Schroeder, Jason Schueller, Kelly Shryock, Todd Shute, Jared Siefert, Dustin Smith, Jesse Sobbing, Jake Strayer, Jim Thies, Mike Van Genderen, Luke Wanninger, Spencer Wilson, Austin Wolf and Marcus Yarie.VOTE HERE: https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/sn14fsallstar-northcentralDirt Works Eastern Region – Scott Bennett, Myron DeYoung, Chris Fleming, Matt Roberts, Dale Schweikart, Kyle Strickler and A.J. Ward.VOTE HERE: https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/sn14fsallstar-easternlast_img read more

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Carver: I’ve enjoyed the experience

first_img The 50-year-old was thrown in at the deep end in January following Alan Pardew’s surprise departure for Crystal Palace, with the Magpies’ main targets unavailable. It has proved a baptism of fire as an understrength squad further depleted by injuries and suspensions has slid alarmingly down the Barclays Premier League table. John Carver is convinced he will be a stronger man for the trials and tribulations he has experienced as Newcastle’s head coach. Press Association They have now reached the point where anything less than victory over West Ham on Sunday could see them suffer the unthinkable, relegation to the Sky Bet Championship for the second time in six years. However, while Carver, as Pardew before him, has borne the brunt of fans’ frustrations as the club’s public face, he is adamant the lessons he has learned will serve him well in the future. He said: “Listen, this job… It’s about five months, isn’t it? In five months, I don’t think any other manager would have had to deal with everything that I’ve had to deal with in their whole career, never mind in five months. “But in a really strange way, I have thoroughly enjoyed it, I really have. No, I have, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. “I think I got softened up a little bit when Alan was here and Alan was taking a bit of abuse, and I think I got used to it, if you know what I mean. “It’s not a nice thing to accept, but I’m definitely a stronger person and better for it, without a shadow of a doubt, and whatever happens after Sunday, I’ll be better for it one way or the other. “If I had the chance again starting again, I would do exactly the same. I’d say, ‘Yes, I want this job. I’ll do it my way’. “I would just like to think that I would just have a little bit more rub of the green and a little bit more luck. “The one thing I have done, I have thrown every single minute of the day into this job. I have sacrificed so many different things. “I have sacrificed my family life, my social life – but I don’t mind that because I understood how big this job was. “But it’s very, very difficult when you are making all those sacrifices and taking the abuse you are taking. But I’d do it again.” Whatever happens on Sunday, there is little doubt that radical change will be required at a club which has lost the connection with large swathes of its support with critics denouncing a perceived lack of ambition. Newcastle recorded a profit of £18.7million and banked £34million during the last financial year while opting not to further strengthen the squad, and that has sparked a furious reaction. But for 90 minutes this weekend, all that will matter is edging over the finishing line, something a first win since February 28 – or at worst, matching the result achieved by 18th-placed Hull at home to Manchester United – will secure. Asked what his reaction would be if he kept the club in the top flight, Carver, who this week found himself at the centre of a fresh storm after being pictured smiling at a charity golf day, said: “It will be the second time I have smiled in a week – and obviously I got stick for smiling the first time.” The job has undoubtedly taken its toll on Pardew’s former number two, who freely admits his private and social lives have been affected with his wife noticing the change in him. He said: “She thinks I’m mad. But I think most managers’ wives think they are mad.” Nevertheless, asked if he would have any regrets on Sunday evening regardless of the outcome, he replied: “None whatsoever, none whatsoever.” last_img read more

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Errol Spence Jr: I’ll fight Manny Pacquiao anywhere, even PH

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Happy development’ for PH sports as Duterte signs Philippine Sports Training Center Act LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Garcia is a four-division champion and like Spence, he is also unbeaten with 39 wins and 30 knockouts and a pound-for-pound boxer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “I’ll fight Manny Pacquiao anywhere. Definitely in the Philippines or anywhere else,” Spence told Fight Hub TV recently.But a fight with Pacquiao will have to wait first.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSpence still has a title bout lined up as he is scheduled to defend his IBF welterweight title against Mikey Garcia next month in Arlington, Texas.The 28-year-old Spence, who boasts a record of 24 wins with 21 knockouts, can’t afford any form of distraction and not to look too far ahead of his March 16 showdown against Garcia. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers FILE – Errol Spence Jr. celebrates with fans after knocking out Carlos Ocampo in the first round of a IBF Welterweight Championship bout at The Ford Center at The Star on June 16, 2018 in Frisco, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFPIt seems like almost everyone wants a piece of Manny Pacquiao nowadays.Undefeated American Errol Spence Jr., one of the top 10 pound for pound fighters today, too wants a crack at the Filipino legend even if it means fighting in the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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