Subhub getting closer to hit Fall of Warness waters

first_imgEdinburgh-based engineering consultancy QED Naval is completing final stages of Subhub tidal platform commissioning ahead of its deployment at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).QED Naval completed initial commissioning and testing of Subhub’s ballast control and instrumentation system at a site within Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, the consultancy informed through social media.The platform was recently transported there for the final stages of commissioning that will include the fitting of the X-beam that supports three tidal turbines.Beforehand, QED Naval completed the initial outfit and furnishing of all the internal ballast systems for all the hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and control systems.This variant of the Subhub, called Kraken, has been designed for Schottel SIT 250 turbines each rated at 70kW.After the final ballast testing, Subhub will be deployed at the Falls of Warness test site, operated by EMEC, for various testing activities.last_img read more

Antique to distribute 35K bags of certified rice seeds

first_imgFarmers who would like to avail the hybrid seeds could go to their respective MAOs to be included in the lists.(With a report from PNA/PN) “We are awaiting 11,000 bags of hybrid palay seeds from the DA in the coming days,” said Calawag. Each farmer-beneficiary in Antique receives two bags of certified rice seeds from their Office of the Provincial Agriculture for the start of the planting season this month. The 35,000 bags of seeds came from the Department of Agriculture in Region 6. PNA On May 6, farmers from the town of Tobias Fornier were the first to have received the bags of certified seeds.Each farmer-beneficiary identified by his/her Municipal Agriculture Offices (MAO) will receive two bags of certified seeds – equivalent to 40 kilos. Two bags are enough for a hectare of a rice farm.   Meanwhile, a farmer-beneficiary who purchases a bag of fertilizer from any agriculture store can receive two bags of free fertilizers from the DA-Region 6.“Farmers could buy the fertilizer from any store. As long as they have a receipt to show, they can avail the free fertilizers,” Calawag said. OPA will also be distributing hybrid palay seeds to interested farmers soon. “The certified seeds are given for free to the identified farmer-beneficiaries,” said Calawag. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Office of the Provincial Agriculture (OPA) in Antique is in the process of distributing 35,000 bags of certified rice seeds as assistance to farmers for the start of the planting season this month.OPA chief Nicolasito Calawag said in an interview recently the seeds came from the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 6.last_img read more

EPL: Chelsea gun down Gunners

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Martinez completes £20m Aston Villa move Aubameyang pens three-year Arsenal contract Late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham completed a late turnaround as Chelsea stunned Arsenal 2-1 in the London derby at the Emirates Stadium. The hosts led until the 83rd minute through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang until an error from Bernd Leno sparked a capitulation. Jorginho tapped home after a spill from the Arsenal goalkeeper with Abraham sliding home a winner four minutes later. Mikel Arteta, taking charge of his first game at the Emirates Stadium, brought in Calum Chambers and Lucas Torreira for Sokratis and Granit Xhaka, who was ruled out with illness. It was the Gunners who came firing out of the blocks early on, hounding the Blues in midfield areas and scanning the flanks for space in behind the full-backs. Arsenal were dominating all areas of the pitch with Chelsea struggling to keep the ball and it was certainly no surprise when Arsenal took the lead after 13 minutes. A well-worked set piece saw David Luiz flick towards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the far post and he directed his header past Kepa Arrizabalaga. Emerson was the man guilty of letting his man go at the corner and the Italian full-back was notably struggling to contain the threat of Nelson, who got in behind once again to set up Alexandre Lacazette, but the French striker fluffed his lines. Arsenal lost Chambers to a suspected knee injury a quarter of the way through and he was replaced by Shkodran Mustafi. But Arsenal’s momentum was not disturbed by the injury as they continued to make life difficult for the west London side. With his side clearly second-best, Lampard decided to ditch the 3-4-3 and hooked Emerson, with Jorginho coming on in his place. The change appeared to give Chelsea some more balance in midfield as they improved towards the end of the half, but Arsenal comfortably – and deservedly – led at the break. Lampard must have had a few stern words at the interval because Chelsea produced a response in the second half, showing more bravery on the ball and forcing Arsenal back. The Chelsea coach sent on teenagers Hudson-Odoi and Tarique Lamptey to give his side an injection of pace and it appeared to work with the latter impressing. And with just eight minutes remaining, the Blues restored parity after a horrendous error from Leno. Mount swung in a free-kick and the German stopper completely missed the punch when coming to claim, with Jorginho just tapping home at the far post. Arsenal went chasing upfield to try and restore the lead but were caught cold at the back as Chelsea completed a remarkable turnaround. Abraham broke forward on the counter and slipped it wide to Willian, who returned the favour and the 22-year-old slotted underneath Leno to hand the Blues the lead, which looked somewhat impossible at the break. With seven minutes added on, the Blues played out the final minutes to hold onto a crucial victory and move four points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United, while Arsenal were left to wonder how they had let victory slip from their grasp.Tags: Bernd LenoCalum ChambersGranit XhakaJorginhoPierre-Emerick AubameyangTammy Abrahamlast_img read more

Saints QB Drew Brees blasts Roger Goodell’s silence on blown call

first_img“I think that we all recognize that being in that position, you are the face of the league. And you have the responsibility to come out and address issues when they come about,” Brees told “The Dan Patrick Show” (via USA Today). “And I would say that on Monday or Tuesday after that game we all deserved a response of some kind.“Do I really want to be in a position talking about this over and over again? No, but I have to stand up and do it because I have to represent my team, represent the ‘Who Dat nation,’ and that’s my responsibility. It’s the commissioner’s responsibility to do the same thing, and yet we don’t hear a peep for 10 days, and it’s because he has to do it now because he’s at the Super Bowl and he does his annual press conference.” Related News Brees then explained the type of response that he would have liked to receive from Goodell immediately after the game. “That could have been, ‘Listen, we play an imperfect game, there were mistakes made in looking at the film that appeared to be an obvious pass interference and helmet-to-helmet foul, unfortunately it was not called. It’s really unfortunate, yet that is something we’re going to strive to make sure it doesn’t happen, strive to make sure the officials are making the best calls they possibly can,’ ” Brees said. “Plain and simple.”Goodell admitted during his news conference Wednesday that the officials made a mistake and there should have been a call on Robey-Coleman for the hit on Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis.The Rams went on to win the game 26-23 in overtime and advance to Super Bowl 53.Was this the worse no-call in post-season history?🤔 #Saints could have sealed the game here.— Bovada Official (@BovadaOfficial) January 20, 2019 Watch: Police spoof Saints-Rams controversial no-call play in drunk driving ad Saints quarterback Drew Brees finally weighed in on the no-call controversy late in the fourth quarter of the NFC championship game against the Rams, and he doesn’t appear to be happy with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The missed pass interference and helmet-to-helmet no-calls on the Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman with less than 2 minutes to play in regulation have been one of the most talked about plays in the postseason, but there was silence from the league for several days following the Saints’ devastating loss. Goodell didn’t address the issue until his annual end-of-year news conference, which was 10 days after the botched call. last_img read more