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MEPC and Regus lay claim to ‘total property solution’

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MAKO installs tidal power turbine at Gladstone port

first_imgAustralian tidal energy company MAKO Tidal Turbines has deployed its tidal turbine for testing at the Port of Gladstone in Australia’s north-east state of Queensland.The six-month trial, conducted in partnership with Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), will be aimed at demonstrating how tidal flows at the port can be harnessed to produce clean electricity.Installed at the Gladstone’s Barney Point Terminal, the MAKO.7 turbine the first one deployed in the world at a working port, according to project developers.Douglas Hunt, MAKO Tidal Turbines CEO, said: “The demonstration at the Port of Gladstone highlights how successfully an energy source can be tamed through innovation and strong partnerships.“Projects such as this are instrumental in developing innovative new technologies, and the vision of GPC’s stakeholders and management has been a big factor in the success of the MAKO.”Commenting on the launch, Peter O’Sullivan, CEO of GPC, noted the tidal energy demonstration is just one element in the corporation’s renewable energy journey.“2018 has been a breakthrough year for GPC in terms of furthering our investigations around renewable energy. Not only have we started to install solar panels at our sites, but we have also taken advantage of our port surrounds by partnering with MAKO in investigating cost-effective and reliable electricity through tidal energy,“ said O’Sullivan said.Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the project is a strong endorsement of the Queensland government’s commitment to its renewable target.“Initiatives such as this tidal turbine demonstration demonstrate that we are well on the way to achieving our goal of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.“We are thrilled to see a government-owned corporation such as GPC embracing this goal and inspiring other Queensland industries to further their investigations into renewables,“ said Bailey.last_img read more


State rep. Frye on ‘Indiana Grown’

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Demand for locally grown products is at an all-time high, and this summer there will be plenty of opportunities to buy Hoosier-sourced goods across the state. Many grocery stores, farmers markets, convenience marts and restaurants are participating in the Indiana Grown initiative, a program designed to help keep local dollars in our communities while providing consumers goods sourced in our state. Support Hoosier businesses and farmers this summer by buying local and looking for the Indiana Grown label, kiosk or products.Indiana Grown supports products grown, raised, produced and processed by Hoosiers. Indiana is the 10th-largest farm state in the nation, but consumers often purchase food produced outside of the state. With 57,500 farms on 19-million acres of farmland, forestry and woodlands, we have easy access to fresh local food. Buying locally grown and prepared products supports job creation and builds sustainable communities, while preserving Indiana’s agricultural heritage.The Indiana Grown website,, is a great place to learn more about the initiative and explore the Indiana Grown community. There, Hoosiers can connect with more than 1,000 members that include farmers, businesses, artisans, grocers, restaurants and more. Recipes featuring Indiana Grown products are available, and events ranging from 4-H fairs to festivals and farmers markets are highlighted with information on how to get involved. A local shopping guide providing the location of businesses that sell Indiana Grown products is also available.To get involved in the Indiana Grown initiative and receive free assistance in marketing your local goods, visit is a great time to get out and explore all of the locally sourced products and services that Indiana has to offer. Indiana Grown works to support Hoosier businesses throughout the state and in our community, and the next time you are out be sure to look for the Indiana Grown label, kiosk or products. To learn more about the Indiana Grown initiative visit For other questions or input contact me at or 371-234-3827.last_img read more


Real Madrid president rules out big transfers this summer

first_img Loading… In the past year, the club have sanctioned over €300m in transfer spending to bring in a host of stars including Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Reinier. When asked if Madrid would be making any statement signings this summer, Perez told Onda Cero’s El Transistor show: “No there will not be…the situation is really bad. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has ruled out the club making any big signings this summer due to the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic. Madrid transfer news has been dominated by the club being linked to a host of big-name arrivals this summer including Eduardo Camavinga, Paul Pogba, Kai Havertz and Kylian Mbappe. Los Blancos secured the title in La Liga on Thursday night with a 3-1 home win over Villarreal but Perez has moved swiftly to rule out the club making any statement signings this summer. “It would be difficult to ask our players to take a salary cut to help our situation and then we go out and make big signings – that can wait until the situation allows Madrid to make the best signings. “It has been a very difficult year for us because of the income being directed towards the stadium (renovation work) and we had to ask the players to lower their salaries, which is something we did not want to have to do but these are exceptional times. Read Also: Lampard cautions Chelsea stars to forget revenge talk against Man Utd “The stadium is a large source of income for the club and we lost 25 percent – no fans hits the bigger clubs more because the TV rights are not as significant to our outgoings.” This league title is Madrid’s first since 2017 and only their second title in eight seasons. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


Booher bests Bethany foes for first win

first_imgMitch Booher raced to his Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod career-first feature win Saturday at Bethany Speedway. (Photo by Judy Staley)By Rick StaleyBETHANY, Mo. (July 28) – Hometown hero Mitch Booher took the lead at the drop of the green and paced every lap on his way to his first-ever Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature win Saturday at Bethany Speedway.Matt Lent challenged Booher every lap but placed a very close second with Steve Stammer third. Colton Nelson edged younger brother and heat winner for fourth.Josh Truman topped the IMCA Modifieds and Anthony Witham topped the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event.last_img


Long remains on Bruce’s radar

first_img “It would have been great for us if it happened, I’m a big admirer of the boy,” he said. “I’ve seen how disappointed he was, left the way he had been. That’s football and you never know what will happen in the next three or four months but if he became available again of course I would be interested.” Despite the final move for Long falling apart, Bruce successfully reshaped his promotion-winning side during a busy summer. He strengthened his squad in every position, bringing in 11 new additions and catching the eye when he persuaded England caps Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore to swap Tottenham for Hull. But through the loan market and free transfers he was able to do so on a budget of less than £15million. “We can’t complain,” he added. “I was at training today and I said ‘what a difference to 12 months ago’ to the squad of players we have here. “No disrespect to what has come before but that is when you recognise what the Premier League does. It forces you to bring in bigger and better players.” Hull have just one fitness concern heading into Saturday’s match, with goalkeeper Allan McGregor still struggling to shake off the groin complaint that kept him out of the Scotland squad. Press Association West Brom released a statement in the aftermath of the aborted transfer suggesting Hull had changed the terms of their initial bid, but a frustrated Bruce, addressing the issue for the first time ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Cardiff, felt the clubs must have been close to getting the deal over the line. “I’m obviously bitterly disappointed that we didn’t get Shane Long,” said Bruce. “That would have been the icing on the cake in terms of the the squad we’re trying to get together. We thought at one stage we were really, really close. “He left the headquarters of Ireland, he didn’t get on a plane until 6.30pm, then I picked him up at Leeds Bradford Airport at 8.15pm for a medical at 9pm. “It was being battered back and forward (between the clubs). I’ve seen that happen over days, weeks and months and I knew dialogue was going on, but we must have been there or thereabouts (on valuation) or why would they let him go on a plane? Why would he be doing a medical if there was no chance of it happening? “But unfortunately it didn’t happen. That’s West Brom’s prerogative, he’s their player and they changed their mind for whatever reason. “I’m sure Shane is as disappointed as anyone, stuck at our training ground, left high and dry effectively.” Bruce was able to agree a deal to bring Egyptian striker Gedo back to the club on loan from Al Ahly, joining fellow recruits Danny Graham and Yannick Sagbo, but a renewed bid for Long could still be on the cards in January. Hull manager Steve Bruce admits he was left “bitterly disappointed” by the last-gasp breakdown of the deal to sign Shane Long. West Brom striker Long seemed to be on his way to the KC Stadium in a club-record deal on transfer deadline day but the Baggies pulled the plug with just an hour of the window remaining. It was a messy situation, with Long having left a Republic of Ireland get together on a charter plane laid on by Hull as talks continued. last_img read more


Quigley makes history

first_img Press Association Jason Quigley became the first Irish boxer in history to reach a World Championship final on Friday with victory over Russia’s Artem Chebotarev in Almaty. The Donegal middleweight will fight Kazakhstan’s Zhanibek Alimkhanuly for the title on Saturday after earning a unanimous decision with a display of slick counter-punching. Quigley said: “I kept my composure and kept on him and picked him off with better shots. I’m not going to let anybody get in my way now. center_img “We went through the tactics last night. We knew he was going to come at me so the aim was to pick him off as he comes. I knew I had the skill and speed to beat him.” Quigley, who won the European title in June, is the only Irish or British fighter to make the finals after last-four defeats for Joe Ward and Andrew Selby on Friday. Ward was outclassed in his light-heavyweight semi-final by Cuba’s defending champion Julio De La Cruz, who won every round on all three of the judges’ scorecards. And there was heartbreak for Welshman Selby, who had to settle for a bronze medal after dropping a tight split decision to Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Latipov in their flyweight semi-final. Earlier, Liverpool middleweight Antony Fowler was forced to withdraw from his semi-final against Kazakhstan’s Zhanibek Alimkhanuly due to a hand injury. Fowler had been due to take on the home favourite on Friday afternoon but injured his hand during his last-eight win over Stefan Haertel. Fowler, who only recently returned from a different injury to the same hand, was pulled out after extensive discussions between GB coaches and the medical team, and will have to settle for a bronze medal. Fowler said: “I am absolutely gutted I cannot compete today as I have been boxing really well and feel I could go all the way, however the coaches and medical team have told me it is not safe to continue.” last_img read more


PBC Prosecutors Still Going After Robert Kraft

first_imgProsecutors in Palm Beach county apparently want to continue with the prostitution prosecution of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft despite losing a key piece of evidence.Kraft is charged with two counts of soliciting prosecution in connection with visits to a massage parlor in Jupiter before last year’s AFC Championship Game.Florida prosecutors still want to prosecute Robert Kraft on misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) September 16, 2019 Prosecutors were expected to drop the charges after video evidence from inside the spa was deemed inadmissible in court.Prosecutors in the case asked an appeals court for a second deadline extension to prepare their case. They were supposed to file their legal briefs Monday, but prosecutors said they needed at least 15 more days to address complex legal issues raised by the use of secret surveillance cameras in the investigation.The Kraft case and two other related prosecutions “impact not only this case, but also the power of law enforcement to utilize delayed-notice, non-audio video surveillance. . . to combat a range of organized criminal enterprises, including human trafficking, racketeering, and narcotics,’’ prosecutors wrote in a court filing.Kraft’s defense team quickly fired back, urging judges on the Fourth District Court of Appeals, where the case is pending, to keep Monday’s deadline.“The State has now represented to Mr. Kraft’s counsel that it has, at long last, decided to pursue the appeal. So be it,’’ Kraft’s defense wrote in their court filing. “But there is no explanation as to why, after deeming the appeal worthy of pursuit, the State could not readily set forth its putative grounds for appeal” on Monday.Kraft was one of 25 men charged by Jupiter police in January as part of an investigation into human trafficking and prostitution in the beach community. Investigators used surveillance cameras secretly installed in the Orchids of Asia Day Spa to gather evidence. No evidence of human trafficking was found, prosecutors later said.Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two solicitation charges. He has also issued a public apology.Prosecutors have now asked an appeals court for a second extension of the deadline to prepare their case.Robert Kraft case: Read documents filed by prosecutors and defense attorneys— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) September 17, 2019last_img read more


Need to Step Up our Game Against SL: India U-18 Coach Floyd Pinto

first_imgKathmandu: India U-18 head coach Floyd Pinto has admitted that his team needs to step up after playing out a goalless draw in their tournament opener against Bangladesh in the SAFF U-18 Championship. India is slated to take on Sri Lanka in their last group league match and need a draw to qualify for the semi-finals.“Looking back at our last match, we are not happy the manner we kept the ball. We have been working a lot on keeping the ball and constructing attacks. We need to show confidence against oppositions who defend deeper, and need to have the confidence to play the ball much better,” Floyd Pinto maintained a day prior to the Sri Lanka match.“I am sure the boys will improve against Sri Lanka. They are capable of playing much better football. We need to create chances and get the goals. The goals are crucial in our quest to qualify for the semis. We aim to score as many as possible, and proceed to the semis as group winners,” Floyd Pinto explained.Sri Lanka had lost their opener against Bangladesh 0-3.The good news, however, stays that goalkeeper Prabshukhan Singh Gill who had to be stretchered early in the first-half against Bangladesh and had to hospitalize courtesy a “nasty head injury,” is stable. “All the reports are normal. But as it’s a head injury, we need to keep him under our observation for the next 48 hours. We look forward to him playing a part in the latter stages of the championship,” the coach informed. IANS Also Read: SAFF U-18: India colts held to a goalless draw by BangladeshAlso Watch:300 hectares of paddy fields affected in Sivasagar District | The Sentinel News | Assam Newslast_img read more


Tipp contingent jet out for All Star hurling tour to Singapore

first_imgTipp captain Padraic Maher says he’s looking forward to the PwC All-Star hurling tour to Singapore.The 70-strong party – including a number from Tipperary – jetted out from Dublin this morning for a week-long trip to Asia.They’ll be hosted by the local Singapore Gaelic Lions Club and the Asian County Board of the GAA. Photo: All Stars There’ll be a number of exhibition and coaching events with local children during the trip, with the highlight being an exhibition match on Saturday afternoon between the 2016 and 2017 All-Star hurling selections  – a game which will be refereed by Tipperary’s All Ireland final referee Fergal Horgan.Padraic Maher says they’ll enjoy the trip…last_img