Atlantis: MeyGen Exports 414MWh Electricity to Grid

first_imgSIMEC Atlantis Energy, a sustainable energy generation company, has informed that its tidal energy project MeyGen has exported a total of 414MWh of electricity last week.According to the company’s social media update, the electricity generation was achieved operating at an availability of over 99% through the spring tide.In May this year the project exported over 15GWhrs to the grid.The MeyGen project, one of the largest tidal stream projects in the world, formally entered the 25-year operations phase in April 2018.The project is split into several phases.last_img read more

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‘Serious’ doubts over Russian, Kenyan athletes – IOC chief

first_img“In this decision-making process, the absence of a positive national anti-doping test should not be considered sufficient by the IFs. This means that the respective IF should take into account other reliable adequate testing systems in addition to national anti-doping testing.“This decision about the ‘level playing field’ in each of their very different Olympic sports, and eligibility, including of their member National Federations, should be taken by each IF taking into account all the specific circumstances in the relevant National Federations, any available evidence, the World Anti-Doping Code and the specific rules of their sport.”Bach added that Russian athletes who pass an individual test by the IAAF would compete under their nation’s flag at the Rio Games.“If there are athletes qualified then they will compete as members of the team of the Russian Olympic Committee,” Bach told reporters.Bach dismissed suggestions that Russian track and field stars could compete under a neutral or Olympic flag, as had been suggested when the IAAF extended its ban on Friday.Share on: WhatsApp Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP |Deficiencies in the anti-doping systems in Russia and Kenya have created doubts about the presumption of innocence for athletes from both countries, the Olympics chief said Tuesday.“Because of the (World Anti-Doping Agency) non-compliance declaration of Kenya and Russia and the related substantial allegations, the Olympic Summit considers the ‘presumption of innocence’ of athletes from these countries being put seriously into question,” International Olympics Committee chief Thomas Bach said in a statement.The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Friday voted to uphold Russia’s suspension, first imposed in November after a WADA report unveiled state-sponsored doping and widespread corruption in Russian athletics.Similarly, Kenya has come under the IAAF and WADA spotlight over its flagging anti-doping control system, necessitating changes to legislation to avoid exclusion of its world-beating distance runners from August’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics.“As a result, every IF (international federation) should take a decision on the eligibility of such athletes on an individual basis to ensure a level playing field in their sport,” Bach continued in a stark warning.last_img read more

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Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in Bay of Campeche, expected to move into Gulf of Mexico

first_imgThe National Hurricane Center said a tropical storm warning is now in effect along the coast of Mexico, and Cristobal is expected to bring heavy rain to southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.Cristobal is projected to spend most of this week trapped in the southern Gulf of Mexico, causing massive flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America. Cristobal is forecasted to begin moving northward across the Gulf of Mexico by this weekend.The National Hurricane Center says it is too soon to predict its impacts along the U.S. Gulf coast. Hurricane Season 2020 has arrived.Tropical Storm Cristobal formed Thursday afternoon in Bay of Campeche near the southern Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center.Hurricane Hunters find that Tropical Depression 3 has become Tropical Storm Cristobal. Here are the earlier 10 AM CDT June 2nd key messages for the system. More info: https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/dtKUG4Ouni— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) June 2, 2020last_img read more

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Blanc ‘not high on Chelsea’s list’

first_imgFrance boss Laurent Blanc is not among the main contenders for the Chelsea manager’s job, The Daily Telegraph reports.Blanc has been touted as an emerging candidate in recent days but a Stamford Bridge source has told The Telegraph he is not high on the club’s list of targets.Instead, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is believed to be determined to pursue Pep Guardiola.The paper understands that Abramovich’s advisers have opened a dialogue with Guardiola’s representatives to establish the Barcelona coach’s intentions at the end of this season.Meanwhile, reports in Raul Meireles’ native Portugal suggest Juventus are lining up a £9m bid for the Chelsea midfielder.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Clifton Mill continues to dazzle each year as Christmas draws near

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Anthony Satariano used to wear suits and ties for work and travel the country for his professional career. But with a dramatic career change he traded the suits and ties for jeans and sweatshirts and a much brighter future — quite literally to the tune of about 3.9 million Christmas lights.With Anthony’s father ready to retire in 1985, the father-son duo bought the beautiful, historic Clifton Mill in Greene County that is now well known around Ohio and the country for it’s jaw-dropping Christmas light display.“Next year will be our 30th year and we are up to around 3.9 million lights,” Satariano said. “I wish we could leave the lights up all year but Mother Nature would literally tear them all apart. We start putting things out at the end of August and start putting lights up in mid-September. It takes a month to take it all down but it takes forever to put it all up. We start turning on the lights the day after Thanksgiving and stop Dec. 31. Then I hibernate and come back out in the spring and take it all down and fix it and put it back up.”That adds up to plenty of work, even when wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. The purchase of the mill was about more than a new wardrobe through, for Satariano. It allowed for more time with his family and less time in planes and hotels. The focus on family that drove the initial decision is apparent in the resulting business today, especially around the holidays.“The fun part is getting to share it with everybody and see the multiple generations of families that have made this their family tradition now,” he said. “People who have been coming for years bring their children and grandchildren. All you see all night long is picture flashes going off. Everyone is always in a good mood at Christmas time.”Year-round the mill’s restaurant and gift shop specialize in local offerings and products made with plenty of flour.“The mill was fine when we bought it. They had a small gift shop and the rest grew out of necessity. It grew on its own,” Satariano said. “We just listened to people about what they wanted. We focused on grains and pancakes and big breakfast. It was a natural fit for the mill. Pancakes are very much a big thing for us with our connection with milling. We use the mill for show and we can mill as much as we want, but with regulations the way they are we only do it for show.”They try to work closely with the local community when possible.“We use a local hog farmer for our sausage, for example,” he said. “We’d rather go local if we can. I like the idea of saying, ‘This came from the farm down the road,’ and customers like that too.”Satariano really values his role in preserving the unique history of the mill and sharing it with others, but maintaining a facility originally built in the early 1800s as a modern business is not without challenges.“It has its own unique set of problems. Being very old, the maintenance is very hands-on and we are always fixing all kinds of stuff,” Satariano said. “Keeping up to code and controlling costs is a challenge and it is tough sometimes, but we want to be caretakers of a little bit of history. We love to show people the history and how the mill works.”As the nights get darker and longer when Christmas draws near, the mill takes on a brilliant glow unimaginable to those who built it so long ago. The dazzling lights, paired with the incredible setting ofAnthony Satariano starts getting the Christmas display at the mill ready in August.the mill perched on the side of a gorge on the Little Miami River, offer a unique and stunning experience for holiday visitors. Restaurant hours are shortened and the staff nearly doubles from 16 to 25 or 30 during Christmas light season.The tradition of the Christmas lights stems from the Satariano tradition of decorating their family home each year while Anthony was growing up. After buying the mill, it only seemed natural to continue the tradition on a bigger scale.“We bought 100,000 lights thinking that would be enough. We learned a lot. People would pull in and say, ‘Wow this is really neat.’ We just did more of it after that to share with people,” Satariano said. “We started charging after the first year. We started charging a dollar. We thought if we’d raise the price it would help with the crowd. Then we bumped it up to $7 until several years ago when it went to $10 for adults and kids are free and parking is free.“We can get several thousand visitors on a good night. If you are planning on coming, try not to come on a Friday or Saturday. There are so many people it is harder to enjoy it.”Inclement weather does little to deter visitors.“People out this way are tough. It has to be a Level 3 Snow Emergency or something for people to not come out,” he said. “With a dusting of snow it is gorgeous — too much snow and I have to start brushing it off. The lights will shine up through two feet of snow, though.”As the light show grew through the years, so did the other holiday attractions on site. The mill also nowA miniature lighted village features handcrafted buildings and is another popular feature with visitors.has an antique toy collection, a huge Santa Claus collection with one from every generation, an animated miniature village with handcrafted buildings, and a spectacular covered bridge light show synchronized to music. Visitors can also visit Santa’s shop and take a peek at his reindeer getting ready for the season.“The older people tend to gravitate toward the miniature village and the younger people seem to like the synchronized bridge show. Everybody likes the Santa Clause collection,” he said. “I got the idea for the covered bridge from a beer commercial. The lights are synchronized to music. I have 30 controllers each with 16 channels. The lights are set to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s ‘Carol of the Bells’ and my wife won’t let me change it.”Thus far, the potential for the display has been limited only by the imagination, but there are physical limits moving forward.“The biggest challenge for me is that I am running out of room electrically,” he said. “I love to keep it changing and add new things, but I am about maxed out.”The meticulous and time-consuming set-up has evolved into a science over the years to get things looking just right as efficiently as possible.“I have a core group of about five guys who have been with me for a long time that help set up. Each of us has our own specialty we do,” Satariano said. “We test things as we go and we usually replace 3,000 to 5,000 strands each year. We set it up so one switch turns them all on.”With the flip of the switch each evening this time of year, jaws drop and visitors gasp — things that continue to make Satariano’s mid-80s career change worthwhile and enjoyable despite the long hours and hard work.“To share Christmas with so many rather than just my family is special. People can’t wait to tell you about how what we are doing fits into their traditions. I invite Children’s Hospital to send me a couple of kids and I find out what they want from their parents and give it to them. Getting to share this with all of these people is really fun,” Satariano said. “One of the guys said the other day while we were setting up the lights, ‘Wow this is still cool after all these years.’ When we have time to enjoy it, it is still pretty neat.”last_img read more

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Milk and nutrition

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The erosion of milk’s reputation as a healthy food choice is the biggest issue facing the nation’s dairy industry, said the new dairy chair for The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.“We could survive longer on milk without food, without water, without pizza, than you can survive on anything else,” said Rafael Jimenez-Flores, who joined the college as the J.T. “Stubby” Parker Endowed Chair in Dairy Foods earlier this year.Jimenez-Flores has made it his mission to demonstrate scientifically the nutritional benefits of milk in the face of “fear mongering” that may have led to some public misconceptions that it is not good for you. “It is unethical to use fear for profit when we are trying to feed the world,” he said.Calling milk “the only food that has evolved with us,” Jimenez-Flores points out that the lactose in milk favors positive gut bacteria, which aid digestion.In addition, the milk fat globule membrane has been shown to help prevent obesity and cancer as well as to enhance brain development, Jimenez-Flores said.Ohio’s dairy industry has a strong reputation for processing in a manner that allows waste to be used as raw materials, adding value to dairy by products, he said.Among his current research initiatives is an examination of the “fresh milk” concept in Australia, where unpasteurized milk is being sold to consumers. Rather than using heat to kill harmful bacteria, the process requires a high-pressure treatment, Jimenez-Flores said. He is working on a proposal to investigate high-pressure homogenization as well.While the research is interesting and important, Jimenez-Flores considers his first priority as dairy chair to teach college students to solve problems. He plans to accomplish this by sharing his enthusiasm and love for his discipline.“What the industry really needs are Ohio State graduates who can work and succeed,” he said. “Future graduates coming from my program will be unquestionably well prepared. These were values given to me by my professors, for which I am forever indebted.”When he was an undergraduate student himself in Mexico, Jimenez-Flores studied chemical engineering and pharmaceutical chemistry at the Universidad La Salle, A.C.He went on to Cornell University where he earned his MS in food science. Then he received his PhD in agricultural chemistry and food science from the University of California, Davis.Prior to coming to Ohio State, Jimenez-Flores worked as a professor at California Polytechnic State University for 21 years, spending the last three as director of the Center for Applications in Biotechnology there.He had always wanted to be an endowed chair, and when the opportunity arose at Ohio State, Jimenez-Flores was already aware of the department’s reputation, especially that of the late Jim Harper, who held the position from 1993 to 2013.“It’s like an unreal thing to come here. Ohio State has tons of talent everywhere, not only in agriculture,” he said. “I want to help the dairy industry by attracting talent to work in and help develop dairy science.”last_img read more

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10 months agoShearer tells Man Utd fans: Your club’s still a mess

first_imgShearer tells Man Utd fans: Your club’s still a messby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England captain Alan Shearer says Manchester United fans shouldn’t get carried away with victory at Cardiff City.Shearer wrote for The Sun: “The club is still a mess and one good performance doesn’t change that.”Five goals for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired is obviously a positive — but you can’t get too excited about them beating a newly-promoted team who are battling relegation.”And let’s be clear, it’s no coincidence that the board at United sacked Jose Mourinho with a favourable run of fixtures on the horizon.”The timing is no shock as they would have wanted to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the best possible chance of getting off to a good start.”Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle is a great run for a new manager — it would have been very different if they had the likes of Chelsea or Tottenham coming up.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a day agoHolloway: Leeds boss Bielsa right to hold back Nketiah

first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Holloway: Leeds boss Bielsa right to hold back Nketiahby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer QPR boss Ian Holloway insists Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is right to hold back on-loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.Holloway wrote for the Mirror: “Marcelo Bielsa is doing the right thing by keeping Eddie Nketiah on the bench – and bringing him on to score goals.”He’s not starting because he is inexperienced – but he is brilliant at what he does in the moment. In 90 minutes he might not give you what he is giving you as an impact off the bench. That’s clever management.”I’m very aware that being a manager you have to put people in the right position and that is part of your skill. So I would give Marcelo Bielsa credit that Nketiah is coming off the bench and scoring.”Some young players who start regularly lose their efficiency. They think they are ready for the 90 minutes but they aren’t quite.”I fully understand what Bielsa is doing and fully respect it – because he has been a manager for a long, long time.”At the minute – I wouldn’t change a successful situation. Nketiah is still a very, very young man and every time he comes on, he scores. So why change anything?” last_img read more

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Montella to be sacked by Sevilla

first_imgSevilla’s management is running out of patience with the Italian manager, who could be fired within the next few days.Sevilla’s club directors can’t be satisfied with the team’s recent run of bad results. The Andalusian outfit has not tasted victory since the famous win at Old Trafford. That’s a total of 9 matches without a win in all competitions. The most recent ones are particularly concerning. First, it was last weekend’s 5-0 annihilation in the Copa del Rey final. Then, yesterday Sevilla lost to lowly Levante.Montella doesn’t seem to be too bothered by the situation. He was asked in his Press conference last evening if it might’ve been his last game on the Sevilla bench. This was his response (Football Italia):“That is not a question for me to answer. I am the coach of Sevilla and I do my work with enthusiasm, professionalism and focus.”“I think we can finish the season better than our current form, but the rest is not up to me.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…The Italian manager has already met with the club leadership to discuss his future. Marca quoted him as saying:“They heard my explanation, how I see the situation, how it could continue and with what objectives,”“I gave my analysis in general of the whole season since I have been here and I told them I believe that we can reach the Europa League.”“I know we played a terrible game in the final, but if we reach the Europa League it isn’t a lost season for me.”Sevilla has already parted ways with sporting director Oscar Arias and many were wondering if Montella could be next. Last night’s match against Levante was seen as his last chance. In all likelihood, it was.last_img read more

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Ramos releases World Cup song Another star in your heart

first_imgSpain captain Sergio Ramos has now officially released his World Cup song for the summer’s tournamentThe Real Madrid defender collaborated with Spanish singer Demarco Flamenco for the song called “‘Otra Estrella en tu Corazon” – which translates to “Another star in your heart”.Ramos has been teasing the song to fans for the past month and he has now released a video on his Instagram page with the lyrics in the song including:“Come on, Spain, raise your voice; scream loudly, shout that goal.“Thinking big we will achieve the best, fighting together, towards the star with honour.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We have to try. May La Roja shine once more.”The 32-year-old is a big music lover and released his first single called “SR4” a week before last weekend’s Champions League final.Since releasing this single on Friday, the video on his Instagram page has already been viewed over 1.1m times.Ramos’ songs can be found on Spotify and Deezer.last_img read more

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