6 Oct

DOE Deploys AXYS WindSentinel Buoy off Atlantic City

first_imgThe U.S. Energy Department (DOE) recently deployed the AXYS WindSentinel buoy off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, to gather necessary data needed to plan future offshore wind deployments.The buoy is one of the two the Energy Department owns. In December 2014, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory deployed the other buoy near Virginia Beach, Virginia.The buoy is equipped with a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device that shoots a series of lasers 650 feet into the sky and measures their reflection to characterize wind speeds at various altitudes. The buoy also uses additional meteorological and oceanographic instruments that record air and sea surface temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, wave height, and period, water salinity, and subsurface ocean currents.The WindSentinel is operating at full capacity and is transmitting data to shore every 10 minutes.last_img read more

14 Aug

Nadal wonders if hard courts too hard on players

first_imgThe 32-year-old Spaniard was contemplating cause and effect after painful knee tendinitis flared up during his quarter-final victory over Karen Khachanov at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Friday.Nadal, who said he hoped and expected to be fit for a semi-final showdown with old foe Roger Federer on Saturday, wanted to be careful when asked if he thought playing on hard courts contributed to his history of injury.“Probably it’s more than 1,100 matches on tour, more than any surface,” the 32-year-old Spaniard said.But he added that cement-based hard courts, compared to clay and grass courts, do provide more of a pounding.“I love to play on hard, but probably my body don’t love it that much,” Nadal said.“And my feeling is there are a lot of players that love to play on hard, true, but their bodies don’t love to play on hard, either.”Nadal noted that most other sports are played on less punishing surfaces such as grass. Although he doesn’t think it will happen in his playing career, Nadal would like to see a more forgiving surface in wider use in tennis.“It’s not about only during the tennis careers that I am worried,” he said. “When I see some old legends walking around the tour, it’s tough.”last_img read more

12 Aug

Wiggins only unanimous pick for NBA All-Rookie team

first_imgAndrew Wiggins of Kansas stops for a television interview after being selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the number one pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens/File)NEW YORK (AP) _ Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins of Minnesota is the only unanimous selection for the NBA‘s All-Rookie first team.Wiggins received all 130 votes Monday from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters in the U.S. and Canada. He averaged 16.9 points, tops in the class, and his 36.2 minutes per game ranked fourth in the NBA.The rest of the first team was Chicago’s Nikola Mirotic, Philadelphia’s Nerlens Noel, Orlando’s Eldrid Payton and Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson.The second team included Boston’s Marcus Smart, Minnesota’s Zach LaVine, Brooklyn’s Bojan Bogdanovic, Denver’s Jusuf Nurkic and New York’s Langston Galloway.The panel chose five players for the first team and five for the second, regardless of position. Two points were awarded for first-team votes and one for a second.last_img read more

5 Aug

Pink Panthers dominate

first_imgBy Nick Creely and Hayley Wildes AROUND THE GROUNDS VICTORIAN PREMIER CRICKET ROUND 16 (DAY ONE) There is no doubting…[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

4 Aug

The Nelson Daily Team of the Week

first_imgNelson Firefighters saved its best for last as the club claimed the Nelson Youth Soccer U17 Boy’s House Division Final with a 5-2 victory over Maglios.The title was good enough to earn the squad the prestigious The Nelson Daily Team of the Week honours. The squad includes, from left, Shawn DeGroot, Leonardo Batubara, Dustin Steeger, Nemia Darwel, Cormac Southam, Greg Syvertsen, Trace Cooke, Oliver Hale, Kyle Koehle and Eric Stephenson.last_img

2 Aug

Two Galway hurlers nominated for All-Stars

first_imgTherecently crowned champions are represented in every area of the field andreceived two more nominations than the Kilkenny team they beat in the final,whose season is rewarded with nine. 2019All-Ireland kingpins, Tipperary, lead the way in the list of PwC All-Starhurling nominations with 11 names on the short-list of 45 players. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Leinster champions Wexford have been honoured with eight nominations while Laois’ Joe McDonagh Cup winning season is acknowledged with two nominations as goalkeeper Enda Rowland and defender Jack Kelly make the cut after a campaign that also included a championship win over provincial rivals Dublin. Galway also get two nominations with Cathal Mannion and Conor Whelan in the shortlist.In all, eight counties make the cut with two awards each also for Cork, and Dublin to round off the list.In a 12-month period of major change at the top, only sixof last year’s All-Star winning players make this year’s nominations list.Those six are Eoin Murphy, Seán Finn, Graeme Mulcahy, Patrick Horgan, CianLynch and Richie English.Also announced today were the three nominees for both thePlayer of the Year and Young Player of the Year Awards for hurling.Tipperary All-Ireland winning captain Séamus Callanan,Cork’s Patrick Horgan and TJ Reid of Kilkenny are all shortlisted.Adrian Mullen (Kilkenny), Kyle Hayes (Limerick) and RoryO’Connor (Wexford) are the three selected for the young player’s award.The final selection of 15 players will be made late nextmonth and all players will be honoured at a banquet in Dublin on Friday, November1.Iomáint 2019GoalkeepersEoin Murphy (Kilkenny)Enda Rowland (Laois)Brian Hogan (Tipperary)DefendersChris Crummey (Dublin)Eoghan O’Donnell (Dublin)Paddy Deegan (Kilkenny)Pádraig Walsh (Kilkenny)Huw Lawlor (Kilkenny)Conor Fogarty (Kilkenny)Jack Kelly (Laois)Seán Finn (Limerick)Mike Casey (Limerick)Richie English (Limerick)Pádraic Maher (Tipperary)Ronan Maher (Tipperary)Cathal Barrett (Tipperary)Brendan Maher (Tipperary)Barry Heffernan (Tipperary) Matthew O’Hanlon (Wexford)-3-Paudie Foley (Wexford)Liam Ryan (Wexford)MidfieldersCathal Mannion (Galway)Cian Lynch (Limerick)William O’Donoghue (Limerick)Noel McGrath (Tipperary)Diarmuid O’Keeffe (Wexford)Kevin Foley (Wexford)ForwardsAlan Cadogan (Cork)Patrick Horgan (Cork)Conor Whelan (Galway)TJ Reid (Kilkenny)Adrian Mullen (Kilkenny)John Donnelly (Kilkenny)Colin Fennelly (Kilkenny)Kyle Hayes (Limerick)Peter Casey (Limerick) Aaron Gillane (Limerick)Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick)John O’Dwyer (Tipperary)Jason Forde (Tipperary)Séamus Callanan (Tipperary)John McGrath (Tipperary)Rory O’Connor (Wexford)Lee Chin (Wexford)Conor McDonald (Wexford)Player Of theYear NomineesPatrick Horgan (Cork)TJ Reid (Kilkenny)Séamus Callanan (Tipperary)Young Player of the Year NomineesAdrian Mullen (Kilkenny)Kyle Hayes (Limerick)Rory O’Connor (Wexford)last_img read more

2 Aug

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgSat09 Nov Junior A Hurling Championship, Venue: Kenny Park,(Final), Salthill-Knocknacarra V St Mary’s GAA Athenry 13:00, Ref: Seamus MoranJunior C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kenny Park,(Final), St Mary’s GAA Athenry V Mullagh 14:30, Ref: Paul FahyDivision 6 League (North), Venue: Corofin, (Final),Monivea-Abbey V Kilconly 14:30, Ref: Gerald Anthony LohanU21A Hurling Championship Group 2, Venue: Duggan Park,(Round 3), Ardrahan V Turloughmore 14:30, Ref: John KeaneU20 A Football Championship North, Venue: Barnaderg, (Quarter-Final), Kilkerrin/Clonberne/Killererin V Northern Gaels 14:00, Ref: Tony KeatingU20 A Football Championship West, Venue: Oranmore, (Quarter-Final), Oranmore-Maree V An Spideal/Oileáin Arann 14:30, Ref: Ger CahillU20 B Football Championship – North, Venue: Caltra Pitch, (Quarter-Final), Caltra V Cortoon Shamrocks 14:00, Ref: Gerry DalyU20 B Football Championship – West, Venue: Carna, (Semi-Final), Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh V An Fhairche – Clonbur 15:00, Ref: Mairtín O Curraoin (coilím)U21B1 Hurling Championship Group 1, Venue: Gort GAAGrounds, (Round 2), Gort V Kinvara 14:30, Ref: Kevin EganSun 10 NovSenior Hurling Championship, Venue: Pearse Stadium,(Final), Liam Mellows V St Thomas 14:30, Ref: Christopher BrowneUnder 16 Division 2 B, Venue: Clonbur, (U16 Div 2 BChampionship Final), Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh V Mountbellew/Moylough 14:45,Ref: Tom BrowneMinor A Hurling Championship, Venue: Pearse Stadium,(Final), St Mary’s GAA Athenry V Carnmore 12:30, Ref: Brian Keonprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email U-16 Football Division 1 A, Venue: Caherlistrane,(U16 Div 1 A Championship Final), Corofin V Oranmore-Maree 15:00, Ref: JohnBrennanlast_img read more

2 Aug

Ki Sung-Yueng reveals he and Heung-Min Son are prepared for war

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Heung-Min Son will go into battle against his South Korean pal Ki Sung-Yueng at Swansea in the FA Cup today.But the winger could soon be training for a very different kind of battle… against North Korean despot Kim Jong-un.7 Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng will face his South Korean team-mate in the FA Cup on SaturdayCredit: Getty – Contributor7 Tottenham star Heung-Min Son will be looking to fire Spurs into the FA Cup semi-finalsCredit: AFP or licensorsSon, 25, has until the end of 2019 to sign up for his mandatory 18-month military service back home, designed to ensure he is ready to take up arms if all hell lets loose on the Korean peninsula.Swans midfielder Ki avoided his due to winning a bronze medal with South Korea at the London Olympics — but still had to do four weeks intense military training in 2016.Son has three more chances to gain an exemption from the full conscription: if South Korea reach the World Cup semi-finals, win the Asian Games in August or the Asian Cup next January.Ki, though, insists as harsh as it might sound for a footballer to be forced into interrupting his Premier League career, Son will be honoured to serve his country.7 The duo could be called up by South Korea for active serviceCredit: Getty – Contributor7 Ki completed four weeks of intensive military training in 2016Credit: ReutersHe said: “It’s something we all respect. It’s not fair to say we are famous footballers so we don’t have to do it.“Sonny and I can’t just be given special treatment because we’re Premier League players.CUP MAGIC Swansea vs Tottenham: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for the FA Cup clash“There are other South Koreans out there who are doing far more important and valuable jobs than kicking a ball around.“They must do the same, we all understand that.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“In the UK you don’t have the same situation.“We are still divided into two countries and remain officially at war — despite there being a ceasefire for 65 years. If my country needs me, I’ll be there for them and I’ll be ready to fight. But to be ready to fight, you must learn how to fight.“Of course, I was lucky to get a bronze medal. If I had not I’d have been ready to do the full 18 months. Sonny, myself and all Korean men have that mentality. It’s a honour to serve your country.”Ki — who joined Swans from Scottish champions Celtic for a then club-record £6million — in summer 2015, served a strict, four-week military programme which included learning how to launch grenades, fire weapons and survive gas attacks.He said: “We got up every day at 6am and the days were long.“I threw grenades, which were real and exploded. You had to enter into a gas room and wear a mask. You had to march everywhere, too. It’s real training.“I forgot all about being a Premier League footballer. I was a soldier and you must behave orderly every day. Even if you go for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you first assemble then must march to the restaurant.“There’s no freedom of behaviour. You must do exactly what they tell you.”Swansea 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Carlos Carvalhal dumps ex-club out of FA Cup to reach quarter-finalsTottenham 6-1 Rochdale: Llorente hits three, Son Heung-min’s brace and Kyle Walker-Peters see Spurs through in arctic conditionsIf Spurs star Son fails to avoid the draft, he will still be allowed to play football — just not for Tottenham. Instead he will play for South Korean’s army team Sangju Sangmu in their domestic K League.Ki said: “Normally, footballers do the four weeks training and then after that join the army’s team.“You stay in a barracks but rather than do the real army training you do the football training.“The Korean league is from March through to November and you play Saturday and midweek — the same as here.“But if a war did suddenly happen, you have to go.”US president Donald Trump has agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim and Ki hopes that is a sign of tensions starting to cool.He said: “I’m not into politics but I hope nothing will ever happen.“I just want North and South Koreans to be friendly like we were before.”7 The 25-year-old has until the end of 2019 to sign up for his mandatory 18-month serviceCredit: Ian Walton7 The former Celtic ace was exempt from military service after helping his country win a bronze in the 2012 OlympicsCredit: ReutersIt will be evening in Seoul as the nation’s biggest two football stars battle for a place in the FA Cup semi-final this lunchtime — and all sports bars in the capital Seoul will be rammed.Son has been a gem for Mauricio Pochettino since joining Tottenham in 2015, hitting 21 goals last season and 18 already this term despite not always being a regular.Ki, 29, has been good friends since Son got into the national team in 2010. He said: “When I was at Celtic, I noticed this Korean guy who was 19 and playing for Hamburg in Germany. He was quick and scoring goals in Europe. That’s not normal for a young player from my country. So I was curious about him.“He then was called up to the national team. When players are called up for the first time, I can always spot if they’re nervous or confident. I could see right away he had confidence.“He’s not like a normal Asian player, he is more like a European player. He has those characteristics. He isn’t afraid of anything.”Ki says his pal is a joy to play alongside in the national team.7 Ki and Son have been international team-mates since 2010Credit: AFP – GettyHe said: “He makes it easy for me. Due to his movement, going behind the defenders. He gives us options.“When I have the ball I always find him because the way he’s moving is dangerous.“It’s difficult to mark him because he is so unpredictable and has big pace. To mark him is difficult. That’s why he scores a lot of goals and is doing well in the Premier League.“In this league, the defenders are quick, they’re strong but he’s always there. He always has a chance to score. He’s going to be a huge threat to us.”Ki and Son will be together on the pitch at the World Cup this summer — the ninth tournament in a row that South Korea have qualified for — more than England have managed.He said: “He can take further, bigger steps now and, hopefully, he can score more goals for our national team.“That is my big hope for the World Cup, so we can do something really special.”Bournemouth 1-4 Tottenham: Heung-min Son double rescues Spurs after Harry Kane ankle injurylast_img read more

2 Aug

Pochettino, Alli, Kane, Vertonghen, Lloris, Son and Eriksen set for new Spurs deals

first_imgTOTTENHAM are ready to secure Mauricio Pochettino and six first-team stars on new long-term contracts, according to reports.Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen, Hugo Lloris, Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen are all expected to agree new terms alongside their hotshot boss, claim the Telegraph.3 Mauricio Pochettino is set to become one of the Premier League’s biggest earnersCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe new deal for the Argentine manager will make him one of the highest paid coaches in the Premier League.Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid all want the former Southampton boss to lead their next revolution but a new Spurs deal worth around £8.5 million-a-year is set to tie him down.Poch currently coins in around £5.5m, making him the fourth highest earner behind Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.The 46-year-old former defender is arguably outperforming that trio based on budgets but he is expected to ask the club for more power and money for his next period in charge.3 Harry Kane and Pochettino are driving Tottenham toward successCredit: AFP or licensors3 Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are a potent frontline,Credit: Getty Images – GettyFulham’s teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon is at the top of the list of summer targets.But Toby Alderweireld remains in Poch’s bad books and out of his team over his giant wage demands that leave PSG ready to offer the centre-back £200,000-a-week.HEARO Tottenham star Dele Alli hailed by Mauricio Pochettino as ‘fighter’ as midfielder tells Chelsea fans to zip it Alli, Kane, Vertonghen, Lloris, Eriksen and Son are all expected to be receptive to their new offers.But Belgium midfielder Moussa Dembele has caused concern by revealing he will wait until after the World Cup before entering negotiations.Goalkeeper Lloris believes the new stadium, the Stamford Bridge win over Chelsea and the man in dugout make the perfect recipe for success.The Frenchman said after the weekend away win over the Blues: “Obviously, with the new stadium something big is waiting for us and we cannot see this future without the Champions League, so beating Chelsea was a good answer, a collective answer and we will keep working hard, and, believe me, with the manager we have got – he will be behind us.”How to win £1MILLION with Sun SixSUN SIX is the new predictor game where you can win £1million – just by correctly picking the results of six games.Here is how to get your mitts on the million:Make your picks – predict the scores from these six gamesEnter your details – quickly sign up to Sun Bets so we can contact youScore £1m – Watch the scores roll in and you can win £1mTop pundits IAN WRIGHT and DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM have made their picks for this week if you need a steer.And remember, you can claim a free £30 bet with Sun Bets when you sign up put a tenner on this weekend’s football here.Mauricio Pochettino has ended Antonio Conte at Chelsealast_img read more

2 Aug

Kane finds scoring touch to send Poch’s boys to the Champions League

first_imgHE kept a firm eye on the ball before attempting to volley it past Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka.Embarrassingly and worringly, Harry Kane delivered a quite spectacular miskick and you had to wonder what else could go wrong for Tottenham.8 Kane scored his 28th league goal of the seasonCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdNo trophies and – at that moment – it looked like possibly no Champions League next season.All that was missing at that moment was for Daniel Levy to receive a phone call from the White Hart lane site manager to announce that someone had nicked all of the cranes.Yet while Kane’s glaring miss came five minutes before half-time, it was exactly the same time after the break that Kane reminded everyone – despite the fact he has not looked fully fit – that that he is a bloody good striker.And that effort, his 28th Premier League goal of the season and 39th in all competitions, ensured that Spurs will be once again in the Champions League next season.8 Kane scored his 138th goal for TottenhamCredit: REUTERSWith seven minutes of this game remaining, the celebrations started when news filtered through of Chelsea’s draw with Huddersfield.The second cheer came when the result appeared on the scoreboards.STOP RUSSIAN England fear Kane ‘will not be fully fit for World Cup after rushing returnIt means the Sunday’s final home game against Leicester will be relatively meaningless, something Spurs’ fans – petrified their team were about to deliver an almighty cock-up – will be extremely grateful for.Against a decent Newcastle side, it was certainly another Spursy performance from Maurcio Pochettino’s team who have ended the season so nervously.8 Shelvey reacts after missing a chance to put his side in the leadCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdINTERACTIVE STATS – CLICK on the categories to find out how the teams faredINTERACTIVE LINE-UPS – CLICK on a player’s name below to see their stats8 Hugo Lloris celebrates after the final whistleCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdThe sooner this season ends for Tottenham the better even though another top four spot for the club is reasonable.Boss Pochettino claims this is an “amazing” and that is not really the case. A trophy is amazing.And as last night proved, the club has to improve on its poor recruitment from last summer with Davinson Sanchez the only arrival in the last 12 months to start.Pochettino switched to a back four after an unimpressive showing from his three-man defence in the 1-0 loss to West Brom on Saturday.Tottenham  started confidently, with Christian Eriksen’s decent free-kick being pushed away by keeper Dubravka, but their intensity soon dropped and Newcastle were reasonably comfortable.Although the scores were level at half-time, Newcastle could easily have led by a couple.Harry Kane misses great one-on-one chance but also grabs winner against NewcastleWHAT THE REFMMA fighter gets DQ’d in Abu Dhabi and tries to fight Brit ref Marc GoddardLIL ISSUEBoris Becker’s estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to ‘step away from my son’RETRACING 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 FormenteraCHOPPER BOTHERJohn Terry ignores hol advice & travels to ‘off-limits’ Portugal by chopperprayer parkHundreds of Muslim worshipers celebrate Eid at Croke Park in historic ceremonyMAC BACK?Conor McGregor hints at stunning UFC comeback with ‘I accept’ postPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old Trafford8 Kane opened the scoring in the 50th minuteCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdAlthough they had lost their previous three games, Rafa Benitez’s team looked solid at the back, Jonjo Shelvey once again impressed  in midfield and they looked dangerous on the counter attack.Shelvey’s cracking effort smacked against the outside of the post with home keeper Hugo Lloris was nowhere near it.Yet Tottenham’s French keeper saved his team with a spectacular save as he flung himself to the right, keeping out a powerful header from Jamaal LascellesJan Vertonghen suffered a poor game and after being caught out again, Ayoze Perez crossed for Dwight Gayle but he wasted a his header from a decent position.Kane delivered a shot which saw the ball remain in play while Vertongen hammered an effort straight at Dubravka.When England star Kane was presented with a golden chance, the opportunity to ease Tottenham’s nerves, he completely missed his kick8 Lloris makes an athletic save to deny LascellesCredit: REUTERSWhile Pochettino may argue otherwise, Kane definitely came back from his ankle injury a couple of weeks too early.There were a few jeers from the Tottenham fans when  Neil Swarbrick  blew his whistle for half-time and it was all threatening to go horribly wrong.Pochettino would have expected a reaction and he certainly got that – from Kane in particular.Not having the best games, Dele Alli fed Kane who then played a delightful one-two with Heung-Min Son, culminating with a brilliant , first-time shot from just inside the area.Equally, Gareth Southgate – who names his England squad next week – will  have been relieved with the sight of his best player scoring a goal of such great quality.Southgate should be more worried about Alli’s performances and the Spurs midfielder should have made Dubravka work harder with an effort.Wednesday Round-Up: Watch all the action from the midweek Premier League games 8 Kane races away to celebrate after breaking the deadlockCredit: PA:Press AssociationYet it could have been so much worse for Newcastle who, to their credit, refused to go away.Just seconds after coming on as a substitute, Jacob Murphy will feel he should have levelled. After comfortably getting past Sanchez, he was unable to keep his effort on target.There more uncomfortable moments for Spurs and it was only when Chelsea’s result came through when Pochettino’s team began to settle, even though Danny Rose missed a sitter.But once again, Spurs will do battle with Europe’s finest and not for the first time, it was all thanks to Kane.8 Kieran Trippier fell to the ground after a challenge from Mohamed DiameCredit: REUTERSFull Thursday Premier League preview including West Ham United vs Manchester Unitedlast_img read more