Offshore Wind Innovation Hub Website Goes Live

first_imgThe Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH) has launched its new website which includes an evidence-based identification of UK offshore wind innovation priorities, supply chain growth opportunities and a view of the funding landscape.The Hub, and its first programme the Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange (OWIX), is backed by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and delivered jointly by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network.The Hub’s website will act as the focal point for the UK offshore wind industry and the public sector – providing government and industry with evidence-based and validated information on the key innovation priorities within the sector and impact these can have.It will also provide information on the national and international funding programmes available for technology development and will build consortia of organisations who can collectively address the innovation priorities identified.“The OWIH has an important role to play in helping the UK’s technology-based businesses seize the tremendous opportunities in the offshore wind market,” Dr Stephen Wyatt, Research & Disruptive Innovation Director at ORE Catapult, said.”It will ensure that the UK’s world-class technologies and services remain at the forefront of innovation and are promoted internationally, further growing the UK’s leading global position in offshore wind. The OWIH and OWiX are critical tools in drawing new disruptive technologies into the sector from the UK’s most innovative companies, and in bringing industry together to align behind the sector’s innovation priorities.”last_img read more

Trojans hope to rebound after rare loss

first_imgThe USC men’s water polo team will make its long anticipated return to the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on Saturday with a doubleheader against No. 11 Princeton and Whittier College.Brick wall · Even though USC let up a season-high nine goals versus UCLA, USC senior goalie James Clark has averaged just 5.0 goals against. – Daily Trojan file photoThe Trojans are coming off a loss to UCLA in the NorCal Tournament, their first in 42 games. Their 9-8 defeat pushed them down to the No. 2 ranking nationally.“It was one of those games where things just didn’t go our way,” head coach Jovan Vavic said. “Our effort was there all the way down until the wire.”The game against Princeton, one of the better schools historically in water polo, will be the Trojans’ first chance to start a new winning streak. Their loss to UCLA ended their impressive 41-game streak, the longest in the nation and just 5 short of the USC record.Vavic, for the record, seems proud of the way his team is currently handling a rare defeat.“We’ve had a couple of good days of practice and team meetings, and I’m encouraged by the way the team has handled it,” Vavic said.One issue for the Trojans in that defeat, and all season really, has been the up-and-down health of freshman Jon Walters, one of the newcomers who was expected to become a key contributor for the five-time champions this fall.“Walters has been injured since the beginning of the season,” Vavic said. “He only played five minutes (against UCLA).”Luckily, with Vavic’s expert touch, the Trojans have been turning this severe negative into a positive.“Not having him is giving other guys an opportunity to step up and play,” Vavic said. “We’re getting to try out some other players that we otherwise wouldn’t.”Those newcomers off the bench, and the team in general, certainly will enjoy returning home following a grueling three weekends that saw the Trojans play 11 games on the road, including multiple games against ranked opponents.Following the Princeton match, the Trojans will take a quick break before returning to the pool and playing the Whittier Poets. That game will mark the second time this season that the Trojans have gone up against the Poets. The two met earlier in the month at the Inland Empire Classic, and USC dominated whistle to whistle, winning 21-4 to improve their record to 3-0 all-time against Whittier.The Trojans will enter this game at the unusually “low” rank of second nationally. USC had held the top mark in the nation since November 2011 before this week, and will be looking to regain the top spot as soon as possible. Vavic, for one, is hoping that the loss can recenter his team.“Time will tell and I certainly hope it will increase their focus … make them more hungry,” Vavic said.Vavic’s son, standout senior Nikola Vavic enters this weekend second on the USC all-time scoring list, just 16 goals away from taking over the top spot, which is currently held by Jurai Zatovic, who compiled 220 goals in his four seasons for the Trojans.Following this weekend’s matchups, the Trojans will wait a week before hosting UC Irvine on Oct. 5, their last tune-up before heading to the Anteaters’ home pool for the SoCal Tournament. Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

What will the WrestleMania 35 stage look like?

first_imgWrestleMania 35 will again be the biggest event in sports entertainment and WWE always goes above and beyond to make it an incredible experience. That includes building an elaborate stage to fit the scene. This year’s event is no different and fans are very curious as always as to learn and see what the actual stage will look like at the “Showcase of the Immortals.” Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWith WrestleMania 35 almost here, we’re starting to get our first glimpse of how the scene looks at MetLife Stadium for Sunday’s big event. Take a look:Crews continue to build the Wrestlemania 35 stage. Official reveal is scheduled tomorrow. Thanks to Crest212 for passing these along. pic.twitter.com/sAqZRD0wuH— HeelByNature.com (@HeelByNatureYT) April 5, 2019Some new photos of the #WrestleMania 35 Set & Stage. They’ll obviously add more to it instead of just a giant screen. pic.twitter.com/890pFRNPUd— Angel Lopez (@xKillSwitch130x) April 5, 2019A little more of a high res photo of yesterday’s leak of the #WrestleMania stage pic.twitter.com/mZPuioPYFA— Flash Gordon (@TheArcherMW) April 4, 2019They go from WrestleMania 29 bridge stage to RAW 2.0 stage. #WresteMania pic.twitter.com/N0DiHkvNGa— Aaron🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@DareToAaron) April 5, 2019last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE LADIES EARN GREAT WIN OVER TERMON IN GAELTACHT

first_imgOn Monday the reserves and seniors played Baile na nGalloglach in the banks to start.The Reserves took both points in a dominant performance and once again have set the pace in their start in the league. Some great scores today and an overall strong team performance by the Reserves. Naomh Muire 1-13 Baile na nGalloglach 0-04. The Seniors were defeated by a strong Milford side. The second half saw a much more controlled and indeed spirited performance by a very young home side and they certainly made a game of it when it looked as If Milford would totally dominate.Naomh Muire 0-06 Baile na nGalloglach 1-09Well done to our ladies this evening in Termon: Great win on their first game of the season in Comortas Peil na Gaeltachta quarter final match! They will play Naomh Columba at home, in the banks at 11am on Sunday morning.Well done to the Minors boys who defeated Killybegs on Sunday morning. Naomh Muire 4:8 Na Cealla Beaga 1:14. A minute of silence was observed before the Match against Baile na nGalloglach in memory of Sean Sweeney (former Naomh Muire Underage Player) who died recently in Leeds.  Naomh Muire also wish to extend condolences to the families of Dinny Pat O Donnell and Antoin Rodgers (Former Rann na Feirste players) and Vincent McGee (1953 County Minor Champion with Rosses Rovers) for their recent bereavements. Naomh Muire also wish to extend our sympathies to the Victims of the Buncrana tradegy. We also wish to remember the brave Men and Women who died in the 1916 rising. Ar dheis dea go raibh a ainmGood luck to Jack O’Brien, Hugh “The Yank” Boyle and Gary Boyle who are all involved in the u21 team who will play Tyrone on Wednesday evening in Celtic Park Derry at 8pm.Lotto Results 23/3/16, Jackpot €1400. Numbers Drawn: 2,5,6,11. We had no match 3 or jackpot winners this week. Next week’s Jackpot is €1460 and remember if you’re not in it you can’t win it!Our Lotto can now be played online from our website www.naomhmuire.ie. This is aimed at people on the go and people away from home. A great new way for people away from home to support the club!If anyone would like to Join the 100+ club, please make contact with any club member and we can arrange a standing order or collection of the €20 per month subscription.League fixtures for most teams are now available online at our website: www.naomhmuire.ie/fixtures WAAR is fast approaching, why not challenge yourself and sign up for WAAR which takes place on 14th May 2016.  Full details at http://www.waar.ie/. We would like to wish all our members and the wider community a happy and safe Easter. GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE LADIES EARN GREAT WIN OVER TERMON IN GAELTACHT was last modified: March 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRESportlast_img read more

First cutoff date at Washington Legislature culls bills that wont fly

first_imgA bill to repeal the death penalty in Washington succumbed Friday to the Legislature’s first key cutoff deadline. But a measure to strengthen regulations on trains carrying crude oil continues to gain momentum.While lawmakers are in the midst of negotiating proposals to solve the state’s biggest problem — funding the state’s public schools — they are also championing their own personal priorities in Olympia.More than 2,000 measures were proposed in the House and Senate this session. Friday’s cutoff for policy bills reduces the volume of measures lawmakers are considering.Here’s a look at some of the local priorities the Southwest delegation has been working on recently:• Dueling bridge bills: Two different measures aimed at easing congestion over the Interstate 5 bridge are still alive. The majority of the local delegation signed on to Senate Bill 5806, to declare replacing the I-5 bridge a project of statewide significance, with the goal of expediting the permitting and construction process. But House Republicans Liz Pike of Camas and Vicki Kraft of Vancouver are pushing House Bill 1222. That bill would create a work group to look at new corridors and bridges, and ensure the focus isn’t only on replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge. Pike has been a proponent of building a third bridge elsewhere in the county. Friday’s cutoff doesn’t affect these two measures because bills in Transportation and the Senate Ways and Means committees have a longer deadline.• Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, fulfilled a dream of Bigfoot fanatics everywhere this week when she introduced a measure to declare the creature the state’s official cryptid, meaning an animal that’s not been proven to exist. The measure won’t become law this year, but Rivers and the Sasquatch bill will be back next session. Meanwhile, Rivers’ measure to strengthen laws and penalties on distracted drivers, Senate Bill 5289, remains alive in the Transportation Committee. She’s also promoting Senate Bill 5557, a measure to ensure nonprofit gun clubs continue to enjoy a clay target tax exemption, and Senate Bill 5034 to simplify reporting requirements for some special purpose districts, such as a diking district. The goal of this measure is to encourage more people to stay engaged on local, smaller boards.last_img read more