Floating storage prototype takes official dip in Malta

first_imgThe FLASC team of the University of Malta has officially launched the scaled offshore floating platform prototype with integrated energy storage at an event that gathered government officials and senior members of the various stakeholders involved in the project.Project FLASC (Floating Liquid-piston Accumulator using Seawater under Compression) is a novel energy storage technology concept which features a dual-vessel compressed air energy storage system suitable for integration with offshore renewable energy sources.The scale version of the FLASC prototype has already been deployed for trials in the Maltese Grand Harbour. There, it will be operated in order to monitor and validate the system’s thermodynamic performance and to project future full-scale implementation methodologies.Also, the current prototype serves as a proof-of-concept for a novel method for Tension Leg Platform (TLP) deployment that is faster and safer than existing methods, according to the University of Malta.Present at the launch, held on May 18, 2018, were Malta’s Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri, and the Executive Chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, along with various stakeholders.The FLASC prototype launch event (Photo: DOI/Reuben Piscopo) During the event, Schembri talked about the great opportunities the sea offers for innovation, referring to the European Union ‘Blue Growth Strategy’ that acknowledges the vast opportunities which European waters offer for growth in conjunction with new maritime technologies that are being developed in fields such as renewable energy, aquaculture and biotechnology.This goes in line with FLASC technology application areas, as it can be used to store energy generated by offshore renewable technologies such as wave and tidal energy systems, large floating wind turbines, solar PV, along with applications for the liquefaction of natural gas, water injection in oil wells and water desalination.“It is through innovation built on new skills that Malta can enhance work opportunities and become more competitive in the region,” said Schembri.The system lifetime is of the same order as that of contemporary wind turbines. The energy is not stored in batteries, yet it capable of providing a stepped energy output and ramp regulation, according to the FLASC team.It is also said to be cost-competitive with Li-ion batteries, although without the reliance on hazardous chemicals or having the recycling costs associated with battery storage options.last_img read more

Bacolod imposes number coding for prov’l vehicles

first_imgBACOLOD City – The local government unit herewill regulate the use of provincial car passes (PCP) in and out of the citystarting April 22. Leonardia’s directive also exempts governmentemployees, medical/health or hospital workers, other frontliners, and employeesof essential businesses residing outside of Bacolod City who need to report forwork in the City, as well as workers who live in the city here and whohave to work out-of-town. The odd-even scheme requires that cars withplates ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) shall be permitted entry/exiton Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. only,while cars with plates ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) shall bepermitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the same aforesaid time.No PCPs shall be honored on Sundays, except for granting courtesy of unhamperedpassage to elected/appointive government officials of Negros Occidental and itscomponent local government units. Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued over the weekendExecutive Order (EO) No. 31 enforcing an odd-even coding scheme to bearers ofPCP to control the number of vehicles entering and exiting the city. “Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and I personally discussed and agreed on the essenceand features of this EO.  I see this as a show of unity and respect thatwill be mutually beneficial for us,” Leonardia said.center_img Special exemption was also granted toresidents outside of the capital city who would need to purchase medicines, orto go for medical check-up, laboratory procedures and dialysis treatments./PN Other exemptions also cover the movement ofessential cargoes needed by the city and by those who live outside of Bacolod,which cargoes are free to come and go through check-up points seven days aweek.  last_img read more

Liverpool pull out of new contract talks with Van Dijk

first_imgLiverpool have stunned Virgil van Dijk with a decision to stall on new contract talks, it has been revealed. Table toppers Liverpool earned a 2-0 victory over Manchester united en route the top De Telegraaf says Liverpool and Van Dijk’s camp are no longer discussing new terms. Liverpool have pulled back from negotiations after their finances have been hit hard by the coronavirus suspension. The terms demanded by Van Dijk cannot be matched by the Reds at this stage.Advertisement read also:Van Dijk set to pen mega new Liverpool contract For the moment, the two parties are now no longer in contact. And watching developments closely are PSG, where it’s mooted Van Dijk will be assured a €300,000-a-week package will be waiting for him should he agitate for a Liverpool transfer this summer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

How Jordan’s ‘The last dance documentary’ inspired Robben’s comeback

first_imgFormer Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich star, Arjen Robben, retired last summer but has now returned to hometown club Groningen after they showed him clips from ‘The Last Dance’ Loading… However, the 36-year-old will now lace his boots up again and train with Groningen as he looks to return to playing. And it’s emerged that the Dutch winger was inspired by the career of NBA great Jordan, who ‘retired’ before returning to action. Groningen used The Last Dance, documenting Jordan’s career and the rise of the Chicago Bulls, to persuade Robben to return according to BBC Sport. It comes with Groningen having attempted to sign Robben from Bayern Munich before his retirement last summer. The flying Dutch winger had risen through the youth teams at Groningen before playing two seasons from 2000-2002 in the first-team. In a clip shared by Groningen, Robben says: “Dear football friends and FC Groningen fans.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms? “I was 12 years old when I started playing in FC Groningen’s youth academy. I made my home debut against Feyenoord when I was 16. “After two years I made a transfer to PSV Eindhoven. After a wonderful adventure of 18 years, we’re coming home. “We’re coming home in this difficult time of crisis, one that also hits FC Groningen. “It’s great to see how everyone supporting the club, I’ve supported the club as well. It made me think about what else I could do for our club. “These past few weeks I’ve had many conversations with club staff and maybe more than anything I’ve listen to the call of our supporters. read also:Arjen Robben returns to boyhood club FC Groningen “A comeback as an FC Groningen player, I started to play with this idea and now I’ve made it my mission! “I want to make my comeback as a football player, a player of FC Groningen.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Tri-City’s Greased Pig special pays $1,066 to IMCA Modified winner

first_imgAUBURN, Mich. – Tri-City Motor Speedway’s sixth annual Greased Pig special is Friday, June 17 and pays the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified winner $1,066.The main event will be 38 laps, pays a minimum of $146 to start and is a qualifying event for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region, Allstar Perfor­mance State and local track points will be awarded.There is no entry fee. Pit gates at Auburn open at 5 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6 p.m., with Break The Track Record to follow.The celebration of Tri-City’s reopening is also Kids’ Night and young fans can meet drivers, wave race flags and even get a view from inside a race car during the 7:15-8 p.m. autograph session. The first green flag follows the National Anthem at 8:15 p.m.Grandstand admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors ages 55 and over and free for kids 15 and un­der. Pit passes are $28 for adults and $14 for kids ages 3-12.More information about the Greased Pig is availa­ble by calling 989 316-6804 and at the track web­site, www.tricityracetrack.com.last_img read more

Auba strikes 50th Premier League goal

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the fastest Arsenal player to score 50 Premier League goals against Norwich.The Gabon international beat the record previously held by Thierry Henry when he bagged the opener against the Canaries. Tim Krul gave him a major helping hand as his blunder gifted the prolific marksman with the opportunity to score his half century in his 79th game.It means he topped Henry’s record in four fewer games having been Arsenal’s main source of goals since joining in 2018.His goal against Norwich was his 19th of the season and takes him level with current top scorer Jamie Vardy.Aubameyang’s future remains in doubt with the striker entering the final year of his deal.Mikel Arteta and Arsenal are desperate to retain the player despite the club’s hierarchy saying they will sell players who look to run down their contracts. Inter Milan, Barcelona and Chelsea have all been linked with the 31-year-old.Talks over a new deal were shelved due to the coronavirus pandemic and Aubameyang recently admitted that the ball is in Arsenal’s court.“Recently I haven’t received an offer but of course there have been discussions with the club for a fair few months now,” he told French outlet Telefoot .“And they know very well why so far nothing has happened. It’s them [the club] who have the keys and for them to do their work. Afterwards we will see how things go.“It is a turning point in my career, and I will be very frank with everyone, it will be of course a very difficult decision to make because I have still not decided. “It is possibly the most important decision of my career. To be clear, nothing has been decided.”Tags: ArsenalNorwich CityPierre-Emerick AubameyangThierry Henrylast_img read more

Off The Mark in Sligo mix

first_img The well-bred sort is only a five-year-old, but he is smart on his day, including when victorious on his bumper debut at Leopardstown in March 2014. He followed that up with a second placing in a top event for youngsters at Limerick four weeks later. Any of that may have limited relevance to the task at hand now for Off The Mark, but what it does demonstrate is his ability to handle testing ground. He finished last of four on his most recent outing, but after being beaten less than three lengths in a decent heat, the Roche runner arrives with definite claims. As a winner just a fortnight back, Hurry Kitty must be respected, and several others line-up in good heart in a competitive heat. It fell the way of a McManus well-backed favourite 12 months ago in Give Me A Break. Christy Roche gives Neddyvaughan his initial taste of action in the Sligo Maiden Hurdle, and this one catches the eye as a son of Female. That Saddlers’ Hall mare won twice from seven outings for Roche, and she also came home in seventh place in the 2006 renewal of the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. Neddyvaughan is capable enough, but perhaps the four-year-old will benefit from this experience and the likes of Runyon Rattler look stronger. The centrepiece of the evening is nicely backed up by the Martin Reilly BMW Dealer Hurdle. This classy five-horse affair should chiefly concern Renneti and Arnaud. Christy Roche is a man to have on your side at this venue, and he sends Off The Mark into battle for the two-and-a half-mile feature. Barry Geraghty prefers this High Chaparral gelding to fellow JP McManus-owned runner Drumlee and it will be interesting to see what the market makes of him now, as he starts in handicaps from a mark of 119. Press Associationcenter_img The Guinness Sligo Handicap Hurdle tops the bill if the seven-race jumps card gets the go-ahead following an 8am inspection.last_img read more

GBA president walking for boxing

first_imgTHE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) will attempt an ambitious project next week. The association’s president, Steve Ninvalle, will make a bid to walk 100 miles within 48 hours. The reason? To raise funds to send a team of boxers to the Caribbean Development tournament in Barbados.The tournament started in Guyana last year and had 13 countries participating. The host team won the most medals.“This is the most important and prestigious tournament in the region. For some reason sponsorship is unbearably slow even though we have written to all and sundry. It is hoped we would have a better response from the general public,” Ninvalle declared.“We also hope that it would raise awareness of the sport of boxing which pound-for-pound has done better than any other.”The walk is scheduled for December 2 to 4 and will commence in Corentyne, Berbice and end in Georgetown. The hope is that it can realise a further $2M needed to get the team of 13 boxers, five referee/judges and three coaches to the Mecca of Caribbean tournaments.The walk has already produced results as USA-based promoter Seon Bristol has pledged $1 000 for every mile covered. In addition K. Juman-Yassin, president of the Guyana Olympic Association, has handed over $500 000 to assist the team’s travel to Barbados.Yassin has also promised to accompany Ninvalle for a part of the walk. President of the Guyana Table Tennis Association, Godfrey Monroe and Athletics Association of Guyana Aubrey Hudson have pledged to be a part of the walking party.Next week’s walk will be the second time that the GBA president attempts a 100-mile trek. In November 1994 he teamed up with amputee William France to cover the distance in order to raise funds for France to purchase a prosthesis.last_img read more

Franchise League 3-day cricket continues today

first_imgPLAY in the Franchise League three-day cricket tournament will continue today, with three fifth-round games across the country.At Tuschen, Georgetown will oppose West Demerara. For games in Berbice, West Berbice will host East Bank at Bush Lot ground while Upper Corentyne will play tournament leaders Essequibo at Port Mourant.The other fifth-round game between Lower Corentyne and East Coast will start tomorrow at the Lusignan ground.The League will witness seven rounds of high-level cricket action, with players all vying for senior national selection for the 2017/2018 Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament, set to commence on October 26.last_img read more

Syracuse looks to correct turnover issues in Madison Square Garden matchup with Temple

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 21, 2012 at 9:19 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ In nearly spoiling what was circled on the calendar as Jim Boeheim’s 900th career win, Syracuse committed 18 turnovers against Detroit. That’s the fourth time this season the Orange has made that many.“We’re not going to be real good if we’re going to turn over that many times,” Boeheim said after Monday night’s 72-68 win. “Particularly in late-game situations.”While No. 3 SU (10-0) heads to Madison Square Garden to play Temple (8-2) relieved of the pressure from Boeheim’s milestone, it’s also fighting a lingering turnover problem. SU has proven it belongs among the nation’s best, but solving its turnover struggles is key to establishing the more assured dominance that trademarked last year’s team.Ten games into the 2011-12 season the Orange was also 10-0, a survivor of some scares and was ranked No. 3 in the country. It also buried opponents with back-breaking runs that recaptured momentum or put the result to bed entirely. This year’s team has punished its fair share of nonconference opponents, too, but the signature runs aren’t as prevalent with turnovers breaking the Orange’s momentum.Instead, turnovers gave Detroit the momentum it needed to make a 16-0 run and a game of what had the looks of a laugher.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The last five minutes we made as many mistakes (as) throughout the whole game in the last five minutes, just in that stretch,” senior guard Brandon Triche said.After falling victim to an alley-oop by Detroit’s Doug Anderson that cut SU’s lead to 67-52 with 4:20 remaining, freshman center DaJuan Coleman picked the ball up behind the baseline. He then stepped onto the court, and the violation returned the ball to the Titans without taking more than two seconds off the clock.“I think there’s a lot of things we can learn from,” Boeheim said. “We had a freshman take the ball out of bounds when he’s not supposed to – turnover.”Thirty-four seconds later freshman forward Jerami Grant was stripped in the low post on a move that should’ve finished with a dunk. They were just two of a handful of untimely mistakes Boeheim cited after the narrow win.Though the turnovers against Detroit are noteworthy for the history they jeopardized, they aren’t new.SU has had double-digit turnovers in every game this season with the exception of its 87-51 romp over Colgate on Nov. 25. The Orange averages 14.8 turnovers per game for a total of 148 – 29 more than the 2011-12 Orange had at this point last year after playing then-No. 9 Florida, Stanford and Virginia Tech.Heading toward the grandest of basketball stages against what Boeheim called “a tremendous team” and “a tremendous game,” the Orange need to change fast.The Detroit game, though, may have served as a much-needed wake-up call. SU is by no means ignorant of its problem.Said guard Michael Carter-Williams: “We turned the ball over … we can’t let up on teams anymore.” Commentslast_img read more