Nigg Energy Park to Host Tidal Turbine Assembly

first_imgGordon Ronaldson, Executive Vice President of the Group’s Process & Equipment business, commented:“We are delighted to have played a role in assisting in the consolidation of the tidal power market it the United Kingdom. We see a real opportunity through this acquisition to establish Scotland as the centre of excellence for the sector, in terms of IP ownership, project development and manufacturing. We look forward to welcoming the enlarged Atlantis group to Nigg Energy Park and to supporting their various projects in Scotland and throughout the UK.”Image: GEG Following last week’s news that Atlantis had acquired Marine Current Turbines Limited (MCT) from Siemens, Global Energy Group (GEG) has announced that Atlantis has chosen it as preferred supplier for the provision of certain fabrication, manufacture, assembly and logistical support services.Atlantis will enter into a lease at Nigg Energy Park for Shop 1 and use the facility for turbine assembly and testing. They will also relocate activities and equipment from MCT’s existing Bristol turbine integration facility as well as Atlantis’ UK turbine assembly and testing programmes in support of its MeyGen project. GEG is already an existing supplier to the MeyGen project.The recently completed quayside extension at Nigg Energy Park will allow Atlantis to conduct foundation and turbine fabrication, assembly and testing as well as vessel operations supporting MeyGen and other future projects in the enlarger Atlantis portfolio.last_img read more

Athletics’ Mike Fiers, now clean shaven, reveals story behind bizarre beard

first_imgFiers says the pain and numbness went away after the one pitch, but it remained on his mind for the next couple of batters.”It was just the one pitch,” he said. “I threw it, my hand went numb, and I had to wait for some feeling to come back. It was more mental at that point than anything. Altering my delivery is something that you don’t want to do. You can get injured further doing that.”The team will know his status Monday, which is when test results are expected to come back. Charlie Culberson injury update: Braves infielder suffered ‘multiple facial fractures’ after scary hit by pitch Fiers said the creation of the beard was something fun that he and his teammates came up with and it was mainly sported to create fun morale in the clubhouse.”We were just looking up fun things to do because I was thinking about shaving my beard and starting fresh,” Fiers said. “But we were thinking about something funny to do and we were searching on Google for funny beards and that was one of them that came up.”However, the nerve irritation in Fiers’ arm is no laughing matter — he experienced numbness in his right hand and will undergo further testing to try and determine what’s the cause of the nerve irritation. Mike: I want ‘The cinnamon roll’Barber: Say no more fam#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/SWgCMoqoxt— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) September 15, 2019After the Athletics’ 8-6 win over the Rangers, during which Fiers left the game in the second inning due to arm nerve irritation, he met with the media with a clean-shaven face, adding to the mystery of the beard. However, Fiers offered a simple explanation to the beard’s short rise and fall.”I got hurt,” Fiers said when asked why he shaved, via NBC Sports. “I can’t continue that. Just had to shave that off. One-start thing.” Related Newscenter_img MLB wrap: Mets shut out Dodgers at Citi Field to keep pace with Cubs, Brewers in wild-card race Those tuning in to the Athletics-Rangers game Saturday night likely were too distracted by Mike Fiers’ odd beard to pay much attention to the actual game.The Oakland pitcher had a G-shaped beard that strangely wrapped around his whole face, leading many to ponder one question: Why?last_img read more

Presale open for U.S. Women’s visit to Pittsburgh

first_imgIn this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pauses on the field during the second half of an international friendly women’s soccer match against Australia in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)PITTSBURGH (June 30, 2015) – The United States women’s national team takes on Germany tonight in the semi-final of the 2015 FIFA World Cup with Pittsburgh native Meghan Klingenberg set to resume her defensive duties in this battle of the world’s two top ranked countries.U.S. Soccer has announced that the Stars and Stripes’ first post World Cup exhibition game will take place against Costa Rica at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field on Aug. 16. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.Soccer fans in Western Pennsylvania can take advantage of a special presale code TODAY to buy tickets to watch Klingenberg, Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach in action against Las Ticas.Use the code P6COMMIT to purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster.com. The presale offer ends Wednesday, July 1 at 8 a.m.last_img read more

Life skills against bullying

first_imgKOOWEERUP Primary School marked the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence earlier this month with a range of…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Stolen copper cable stalls trains

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A BURGLARY blunder in Beaconsfield saw trains halted in the morning peak on Monday 25 April. Police…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Firearm incident

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Three men have been arrested in relation to a firearm incident at an Eagle Drive home on…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Calnan gains Young Rally Driver of the Year nomination

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Eric began rallying in 2013, and has contested the Southern 4 series from 2014 onwards. He intends to tackle either the Triton Showers National Rally Championship or the Irish Tarmac series in 2017.Eric is a self-employed mechanical engineer in Novartis, in Ringaskiddy, Cork. His principal sponsor is CBtoolhire.com, with further assistance from Colin Byrne of Midleton, Donal O’Brien Cars, TM Valeting and Shane Fitzgerald Evo Signs, of Cork.The winner of the Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year Award receives €50,000 worth of support to contest stage rallies nationally & internationally in 2017 along with the support of Billy Coleman co-ordinator, Tom Walsh, while the two runners-up will receive free entries into a number of MI permitted events in 2017, along with co-ordinator support.Eric joins with the four other bi-monthly winners selected from January-February, through to July-August, along with the highest placed eligible drivers from both the Junior Championship in the Triton Showers National series and the Junior category in the Valvoline National Forestry Championship, and a wildcard selection, as the award finalists. Eric Calnan has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in September and October.center_img The 25 year-old from Carrigaline, Co Cork, drove his Peugeot 106 to victory in the Junior sections of both the Cork 20 International and last weekend’s Fastnet Rally, finishing in a tremendous eleventh place overall in the Skibbereen event. Earlier in the year, he took third position in the Junior section of the International Rally of the Lakes, and was runner-up in the Southern 4 Championship for the second year in succession.last_img read more

Gaelic4Girls programme proves a huge hit with LGFA clubs in Ireland and Britain

first_imgIn Ireland, 33 clubs representing 21 counties took part in the Gaelic4Girls programme while in Britain, 10 clubs from counties London, Warwickshire and Scotland participated.Over 1600 girls aged between 8-12 years participated in Gaelic4Girls – a huge number of players who have been exposed to Ladies Gaelic Football and a club setting for the first time.The selected clubs attended training evenings before the programme was rolled out.“Gaelic4Girls is a club-based programme. It’s 12 weeks and what it involves is the club running an eight-week programme initially,” explained Aisling Doonan, the LGFA’s National Development Officer.“They deliver fun games so the girls get an opportunity to have fun and learn the skills of the game, all through games.“It’s not drills-orientated. After the initial eight weeks, they then integrate into existing clubs, weeks 8-12.”The 12-week programme included provincial blitzes, where players had the opportunity to represent their clubs and showcase the skills they learned in that fun and non-competitive environment.As Gaelic4Girls ambassador, two-time All Star Mackin was a fitting candidate for the role.Ten years ago, Mackin began her football journey as a Gaelic4Girl when her club, Shane O’Neills, delivered the programme.The Gaelic4Girls programme has been proven to increase numbers in club while coaches are provided with the training, resources and support required to set up and implement the programme.The programme can also be used as a tool to source new volunteers and to get parents involved.Resources, training and support are also available to set up and sustain a successful school-club link in local communities.The province of Leinster was represented by ten clubs from seven counties, while nine clubs from six counties in Ulster participated.In Munster, six clubs from four counties took part, while Connacht provided eight clubs from four counties.The full list of participating clubs was as follows:Leinster: Craobh Chiarain and Man O’War (Dublin), Ballykelly and Monasterevin (Kildare), Erins Own (Kilkenny), Clonguish (Longford), Wolfe Tones and Stabannon Parnells (Louth), Boardsmill (Meath), Bannow/Ballinamitty (Wexford).Ulster: Crossmaglen and Carrickcruppen (Armagh), Tullylish (Down), Bellnaleck, Kinawley and Tempo (Fermanagh), Emyvale (Monaghan), Killeeshil (Tyrone), Glenswilly (Donegal).Munster: Éire Óg and Corofin (Clare), Ballinahassig and Inch Rovers (Cork), Spa, Killarney (Kerry), Gaultier (Waterford).Connacht: Leitrim Gaels and St Mary’s, Carrick-on-Shannon (Leitrim), Claregalway LGFA, Dunmore McHales, Menlough Skehana and Monivea (Galway), Claremorris (Mayo), Ballinameen Ladies (Roscommon).Britain: Tara, Parnells, Tir Conaill Gaels and St Kiernans (London), Sean McDermotts, St Brendans and John Mitchels (Warwickshire), Glasgow Gaels, Dunedin Og and Coatbridge Davitts (Scotland).Gaelic4Girls: Celebrating 10 years of increasing participation and growth in clubs across Ireland and Britain.G4G is a 12 week programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. The programme targets girls aged between 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football club.For further information please contact Aisling Doonan, [email protected] or 01 8363156print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s 2018 Gaelic4Girls programme has proven a huge success in 43 clubs across Ireland and Britain. Free Pic-No Repro FeeOrlagh Farmer and participants, taking part in the football dance at the Gaelic4Girls presentation evening of Inch Rovers Ladies Football club.Picture: David Keane.07.06.2018center_img 2018 saw the LGFA celebrate the 10th anniversary of the scheme, with Armagh star Aimee Mackin acting as Gaelic4Girls ambassador and featuring in a series of hugely-popular promotional videos.last_img read more

Growing support for Play Your Part

first_imgPlay Your Part partners IMC CEO MillerMatola, and CEO of Heartlines GarthJaphet at the Play Your Part breakfast. Eskom GM Pieter Pretorius said hiscompany supports the campaign. Zeng Msimang, director of strategy andcontent for the Department ofInternational Relations and Cooperation,said the Play Your Part campaign hashelped the government raise funds toprovide famine relief to Somalia. (Images: Nosimilo Ramela) MEDIA CONTACTS • Chantal Wellington IMC digital content manager +27 11 483 0122 RELATED ARTICLES • Play Your Part: Make SA even better • IMC plays its part for Mandela Day • Play your part for a better South Africa • Playing a part to clothe childrenNosimilo RamelaThe International Marketing Council (IMC) of South Africa introduced its latest campaign, Play Your Part, to representatives of government departments, business and NGOs at a recent breakfast meeting in Sandhurst, Johannesburg.The campaign encourages South Africans to do whatever they can, no matter how big or small the contribution, to create a better country. It also aims to connect and celebrate citizens who are already playing their part and making an impact in their communities.Speaking at the breakfast meeting on 17 August 2011, IMC CEO Miller Matola said: “Play Your Part is a national movement for social change, contributing to social cohesion and national unity.”The IMC has collaborated with forgood, an online social network with a humanitarian focus, to create a facility whereby willing South Africans can connect with each other to share stories about the work they are doing, exchange ideas for projects and secure resources.“There are amazing people doing amazing things every day, everywhere in our country, this is a platform for them to share their stories, and to celebrate great stories,” said CEO of Heartlines Garth Japhet.The online resource gives information to people who are keen on doing something in their respective areas, but do not know how to go about it.“Play Your Part will help connect people who are interested in the same things. It will also connect them with the opportunities they are looking for,” he said.Japhet added that the Play Your Part site, powered by Forgood, will also provide regular news updates and list events taking places various communities.Play Your Part enables users to create their own profiles, join the campaign and start making a difference.Business joins inFinancial Times CEO Rochelle Josiah said her publication endorses the initiative and would be playing its part through some of its own projects.Michelle Gerszt, marketing executive of the Smile Foundation, spoke about how her NGO is playing its part by helping children with facial abnormalities access free corrective plastic and reconstructive surgery.“We help children with abnormalities such as cleft lips and palates, burn victims, those with facial paralysis and other conditions. The medical staff who work with us all work for free: they volunteer their time to help our young patients. They are playing their part in changing the lives of young people and their parents.”Gerszt said her organisation is proud to be part of the Play Your Part initiative as it promotes the same values as the foundation. “The work we do brings people together for the purpose of making a difference in the lives of those in need.”She added that the Smile Foundation had a skills development programme in place to equip medical teams with the necessary techniques and knowledge.“Instead of bringing in specialists from other countries, we have our own doctors and nurses trained and skilled to perform these complex surgeries. We are investing in the medical teams we work with and we support the public hospitals we work in by purchasing equipment that can be used by the departments of plastic and reconstructive surgery.”Pieter Pretorius, GM for the country’s power utility Eskom, said his company’s 49m initiative was also making a difference in South Africa.“We are proud to be associated with the IMC’s Play Your Part. The campaign speaks to the same ideas as our project: 49m is about mobilising people to play their part in building a better future for South Africa. We want to encourage people to reduce their consumption of electricity, thereby reducing our carbon footprint.”Pretorius added that people can make small changes like remembering to switch off any lights or appliances that are not in use. “It’s not about sacrificing, but rather about being considerate. The power we save today is the power we’ll need tomorrow to light our rooms, watch our televisions and boil our kettles.”Government adds its supportZeng Msimang, director of strategy and content for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, said the Play Your Part campaign has helped the government raise funds to provide famine relief to Somalia.She added that although the initiative is a local one, the department would promote it across all countries it works in.“For us Play Your Part is about being patriotic and it starts with our diplomats. We want it to start internally with the way we treat and behave towards each other.”last_img read more

Fraudster Accused of $35,000 Credit Card Scam

first_imgAn Ocala woman stands accused of fraudulently obtaining credit cards and completing more than $35,000 in unauthorized transactions. Dikita Lashon Floyd, 54, was charged September 23 with organized fraud of between $20,000 and $15,000. A total of 45 transactions were completed or attempted between August 14, 2018 and July 22, 2019, resulting in a total loss of $35,184.15.An investigator from JP Morgan Chase Bank contacted Ocala Police on August 5 about 24 accounts that were compromised. The bank investigator said 22 of the accounts were business credit cards in which Floyd was added to the account and issued an employee card in her name. The other two accounts were consumer credit cards where Floyd added her name as an authorized user. The addresses where the cards were sent were listed as Ocala addresses, according to the OPD report. The bank investigatory said it was unknown… Ocala News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more