France’s first floating turbine installed

first_imgThe UK-headquartered heavy transportation and rigging specialist said the installation was part of pre-commissioning works for the Floatgen demonstrator, under development by Ideol. ALE was contracted to complete the mechanical and electrical installation of a 2 MW V80 wind turbine onto a floating foundation.The turbine components, including two tower sections, a nacelle, hub and three blades, were lifted using 1,200-tonne capacity crane. A 100-tonne capacity auxiliary crane was also used to assist with the erection and lift of the tower sections.ALE simultaneously performed ballasting operations on the floating foundation during the lifting operation, in order to maintain stability. Four submersible pumps were used to supply water to the ballast tanks situated at the corners of the foundation.Once the wind turbine was mounted the electrical components and cables were connected and assembled, and the client’s sensors and measuring equipment were installed.Antonio Martin Garcia, project manager for ALE, said: “This was a unique job for ALE and the first time we have undertaken such a complex scope of work in this sector. We were able to provide a bespoke solution for this challenging operation and by providing experienced operators with expertise in each discipline, including the installation, ballasting and lifting, as well as coordination so we could ensure smooth project management.” www.ale-heavylift.comwww.ideol-offshore.comlast_img read more

What We Learned | UK open practice No. 2

first_img* Coaches have already said true freshman tailback Sihiem King is too good not to play, and it’s clear why. He’s both quick and fast, able to juke his way out of trouble and then zoom away once he’s turned the corner. King twice (at least) got the edge on swing passes and was down the sideline in a blink. He also wiggled free on a run up the middle and appeared jet-powered in the open field.King and tiny receiver T.V. Williams were working as UK’s primary punt returners Tuesday. Both are slippery and speedy. Williams was fairly involved offensively from the slot, and he let everyone know it. If he made even a decent play, he chirped. The smallest guy on the team might be its biggest talker.“Better go on, little boy,” defensive tackle Melvin Lewis told him at one point. Later, when hulking linebacker Jabari Johnson swallowed up Williams on a play, he yelled, “Hell no!” It was a spirited practice and both sides seemed to be enjoying the back and forth.The mood in camp remains light and positive. The Cats look more talented than they’ve been in years, and everyone involved seems to realize that.Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Freshman WR Blake Bone runs out of the tunnel before the University of Kentucky Football game against the Vanderbilt Commodores in Lexington, KY. Saturday, September 27, 2014.Freshman WR Blake Bone runs out of the tunnel before the University of Kentucky Football game against the Vanderbilt Commodores in Lexington, KY. Saturday, September 27, 2014.LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the first time since Kentucky put on full pads this preseason, coach Mark Stoops opened up practice to the media on Tuesday, the team’s 12th day of camp. Offense won the day for the Wildcats, but the defense had its moments. Here are the important things we saw, excluding injury updates (see the daily practice report):* True freshman cornerback Chris Westry appeared at first to be among the injured, wearing a red, no-contact jersey, but then he participated in every part of practice – mostly with the starters – and looked great. In one-on-one drills, the 6-foot-4 Westry ran stride for stride with likely starting receiver Dorian Baker (an imposing 6-3, 208-pound specimen himself) and made a leaping pass breakup.Westry and fellow true freshman cornerback Derrick Baity rotated in regularly with the starters. Junior J.D. Harmon and senior Cody Quinn also played several snaps at corner with the first string. Senior Fred Tiller, a two-year starter, did not. Sophomore Kendall Randolph, also in contention for a starting spot, was dressed out but did not participate much due to a pulled hamstring.Practice Report | UK Day 12* About that offense: both quarterbacks had their moments, as we’ve heard all camp. Starter Patrick Towles looked sharp in the end-zone-fade drill and later, in 11-on-11 against the No. 1 defense, executed a perfect play-action pass. He rolled left and hit tight end C.J. Conrad, who had only one safety to beat. Towles also threw several high-velocity, on-target intermediate passes.Redshirt freshman Drew Barker didn’t play like a guy hanging his head about learning this week he’s the backup. He hooked up with Blake Bone deep down the sideline in 7-on-7 drills, beat a blitz with a dart down the middle to freshman receiver Tavin Richardson and fired a number of other on-the-money throws down the field.He looked totally relaxed but said afterward it’s not because he now has nothing to lose.“I’ve been playing like that all camp, really. I guess it’s who I am as a quarterback,” Barker said, “sometimes taking chances (and) sometimes it will be good, sometimes not so good. But that’s my style of play. … I’m still going out there just trying to get better every day, just putting myself in a position if the opportunity arises that I can be prepared.”Q&A | OC Dawson on UK’s 12th day of camp* About that offense, take two: Bone and third-year sophomore Alex Montgomery were spectacular Tuesday and between those two and Baker, the Wildcats should have at least three legitimate jump-ball threats this fall.Montgomery, who hasn’t played since tearing his ACL late in the 2013 season, had one of his best days since then, starting with a one-hand grab on the touchdown-fade drill. Afterward, a teammate yelped, “There he is!” And he was hardly done. He lost a defensive and made a leaping snag in one-on-one drills, hauled in a twisting, one-hand (again) catch between two defenders in 7-on-7 drills and pulled down another leaping grab in traffic during 11-on-11.Bone beat starting safety Marcus McWilson over the top, bobbling and then securing the difficult catch in 7-on7, then made his own leaping, twisting, one-hand grab deep down the sideline (from Barker) over Harmon.“You guys saw a bunch of one-handed catches today,” Barker said. “I think it was the most we’ve had all camp. It was great just to see those guys make competitive plays, and it’s not like the defense is inept. They’re right there on the ball.”<!–iframe–>* Stoops is very hands-on with the defensive backs, particularly the corners Tuesday. “Don’t think you can hold these SEC receivers,” he barked at them as he put them through drills. “We beat them with technique.” Stoops, a former safety and longtime defensive backs coach, was also quite talkative with the offense, playfully (most of the time) taunting them after a broken up pass.Westry, nickle Blake McClain and free safety A.J. Stamps all made nice breaks on the ball to bat down passes on one-on-one drills. Stamps later picked off Towles in 7-on-7 drills, which the QB said was just his second of the preseason.When receiver Jeff Badet – showing no signs of his recent toe injury or previous leg and ankle injuries – beat his man deep but couldn’t come down with the catch, Stoops yelled, “Million-dollar move, 10-cent finish.” Session ID: 2020-09-18:e083eddbf5865990609c8898 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-756650-4423951235001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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TT Nationals: PSPB men, Railways women win team trophies

first_img Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) beat Delhi to lift the men’s trophy while Railways defeated Bengal A to claim the women’s title in the team events of the National Table Tennis Championships on Thursday. Delhi, which reached the final after 37 years, had to satisfy itself with the silver medal after going down 0-3 to PSPB in the men’s final. On the other hand, last year’s trophy holders Bengal would be disappointed for failing against a young Railways team that won the summit clash of the women’s team event 3-0.It was the Railways women’s 11th title but it came their way after 22 years. With the veteran Sharath Kamal rested, the PSPB paddlers opened with Harmeet Desai. The 26-year-old, who featured in the Indian men’s team’s campaign in the Olympic qualifying event in Portugal last week, was a little rusty and Sudhanshu Grover took advantage of the sloppiness to go 2-0 up. However, Desai soon subdued his opponent to give PSPB a 1-0 lead. In the second rubber, top-ranked Indian, G Sathiyan began well against Delhi’s Parth Virman.  Parth stretched the world no. 30 in the rubber and an under pressure Sathiyan dropped two games before overcoming the Delhi lad in the decider.PSPB’s Manav Thakkar struggled against junior champion Payas Jain despite a comfortable 2-1 lead but triumphed in the decider. In the women’s team event, Railways top player Sagarika Mukehrjee was made to work hard by Prapti Sen but the former’s experience held her in good stead in the decider.  Railway’s Takeme Sarkar then extended the lead to 2-0 as she got the better of  Mousumi Paul. Moumita Datta then wasted no time and sealed the title beating Bengal’s Surbhi Patwari.  Press Trust Of India WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 30th January, 2020 20:56 IST TT Nationals: PSPB Men, Railways Women Win Team Trophies Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) beat Delhi to lift the men’s trophy while Railways defeated Bengal A to claim the women’s title in the team events Written By LIVE TVcenter_img First Published: 30th January, 2020 20:56 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Petco pulls Chinese treats amid fears they sickened pets

first_imgLOS ANGELES | Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says initial tests have not connected the Chinese jerky and rawhide treats to the illnesses, but the San Diego-based company and its rival PetSmart vowed in May to ban the snacks.Petco is the first national pet retailer to pull the treats from its 1,300 stores. Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. said Monday that it plans to have them off shelves at its roughly 1,300 stores by March.The FDA targeted the treats after receiving more than 4,800 complaints of pet illnesses, including the deaths, after pets ate chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats from China. Tests have not confirmed any connection, but the agency is still investigating.An FDA spokeswoman on Monday pointed to a news release from May about its investigation and declined further comment.Petco Vice President John Sturm said all treats are now made in the U.S. or places such as the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and South America. The company risked tens of millions of dollars by changing treat vendors, he said.last_img read more

Football: David Silva retires from international football

first_imgAdvertisement 6s1dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1lxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E245( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) jvWould you ever consider trying this?😱f10lCan your students do this? 🌚1q1fRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement The 32-year-old Spaniard has decided to call it a day and hang up his boots.The Manchester City and  Spain national team midfielder has made 125 appearances for his country where he has scored 35 goals after debuting in 2006.Advertisement He won the 2010 World Cup along with the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.El Mago has made 249 appearances for Manchester City since 2010 and has scored 48 goals. In Man City, Silva has won almost every bit of silverware.Advertisement Silva announced on Twitter that he was “very proud” of his achievements and that his decision to retire was one of the most difficult decisions of his career.He also said: “I lived and dreamed with a team that will forever be remembered.“It has not been easy, after all I’ve experienced, to write these lines.“I’ve spent days and weeks considering this. The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person.“I leave proud and happy, bringing an end to a time full of emotions and memories, like of the figure of Luis Aragones, a maestro who will never be forgotten.”Aragones who coached the Spanish team to victory at Euro 2008 passed away on 1 February 2014 aged 75.After Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique, David Silva is the third Spaniard to retire having played in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.   Advertisementlast_img read more

Galway Officials Decided For This Weekend’s National League Action

first_img==Also, two Galway officials will be on duty this weekend.Killimor’s Liam Gordon is the man in the middle forKilkenny’s clash with Clare in Cusack Park; and Oranmore/Maree’s Shane Hynesover the Division 3B clash of Sligo and Leitrim in Markievicz Park.==Sunday, 23rd FebruaryNational Football League Division 1GALWAY vs Tyrone (2pm Stadium)National Hurling League Division 1Waterford vs GALWAY (2pm Walsh Park)Kilkenny vs Clare (2pm Nowlan Park)National Hurling League Division 3Sligo vs Leitrim (2pm Markievicz Park)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Conor Lane and James Owens have been named as the referees for Galway’s games this weekend in the Allianz National Football and Hurling leagues. Lane will be the man in the middle for the Galwayfootballers’ National league game with Tyrone in Tuam Stadium while Owens willtake charge of the Galway Hurlers game with Waterford in Walsh Park. Both gameson Sunday throw in at 2pm.last_img read more

Moura named first Premier League Player of the Month as Gracia bags manager gong

first_imgTOTTENHAM winger Lucas Moura has been rewarded for his goalscoring exploits in August by being named as the Premier League’s Player of the Month.Watford boss Javi Gracia picked up the Manager of the Month trophy after guiding the Hornets to three consecutive wins, before adding a fourth last weekend to welcome in September.3 Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has been named as August’s Premier League Player of the MonthCredit: Premier League View this post on Instagram The @premierleague Manager of the Month for August, Javi Gracia! 🏆 • • • #watfordfc A post shared by Watford FC (@watfordfcofficial) on Sep 7, 2018 at 3:00am PDTMoura – a January signing from Paris Saint-Germain – failed to hit the heights in the top-flight last season, but has been Spurs’ key man this campaign.The 26-year-old opened his account with a fantastic curling strike in the 3-1 win against Fulham at Wembley.That was before his double helped Tottenham stun Manchester United with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford.Mauricio Pochettino’s side won their opening three Premier League games before they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday.3 Moura, 26, banged in a double against Manchester United during a 3-0 win at Old TraffordCredit: AP:Associated Press3 Javi Gracia’s side have won all four Premier League games this seasonCredit: Reuters View this post on Instagram The gaffer gets a soaking! 💦 • • • #watfordfc A post shared by Watford FC (@watfordfcofficial) on Sep 7, 2018 at 3:32am PDTGracia – who saw his side beat Brighton, Burnley and Crystal Palace in August – heaped praise on his side as he was awarded his prize at training.After a quick change of clothes having been soaked by his squad, the 48-year-old said: “We are a good family.“It’s important not to look at the end of the road, but to enjoy the journey as well.”He added: “I am very pleased. This award is a consequence of results in games we have played and that comes from the work of everyone here.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old Trafford”When you start something you must think you can do it, but it is always more difficult in reality.”Watford face Manchester United at home after the international break, while Tottenham welcome table-toppers Liverpool to Wembley.Goals of the Month: Watch the best goals from August in the Premier Leaguelast_img read more