Ternan joins UMACK demo project

first_imgTernan is providing geotechnical and foundation design support to the project, with focus on investigating the practical deployment of screw piles for offshore structures. UMACK brings together leading wave and tidal energy developers, CorPower and Sustainable Marine Energy, mooring experts Tension Tech International Marine Renewables, the European Marine Energy Centre and the Policy and Innovation Group. CorPower The 35-month project started in September 2018 and will address ocean energy affordability, survivability, reliability and installation through the demonstration of a generic anchor-foundation-mooring-connectivity system which aims to reduce capital and installation costs by up to 50%.center_img UMACK is being funded by Scottish Enterprise and the Swedish Energy Agency with co-funding from the OCEANERA-NET COFUND (via the European Commission under Horizon 2020). UK-based geotechnical specialist Ternan Energy is supporting CorPower within the UMACK (Universal Mooring, Anchor & Connectivity Kit) demonstration project.last_img read more

UWI Open Campus Dominica graduates advised to “give back to their communities”

first_imgEducationLocalNewsTertiary UWI Open Campus Dominica graduates advised to “give back to their communities” by: – March 29, 2012 Augustus Victorine; B.Sc Management Studies, First Class Honours. SEE PHOTO GALLERY BELOW.Sixty-two (62) graduates of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Dominica who were on Thursday recognized by the institution with an official ceremony at the Fort Young Hotel to celebrate their success and achievement, have been advised to play a meaningful role in their communities.Featured speaker at the ceremony Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks admonished the graduates to make a meaningful contribution to their country.“I encourage you; be creative, be imaginative, be curious, work hard and you will succeed in the long term. I also want to encourage you to give back to your communities, involve yourself in projects that will assist others. Don’t just become critics of everything, of everything everybody is doing, of everybody who is doing”.She further advised the graduates to “take time out to help others and keep the door open to others at all times” highlighting the four principles of the Rotary Club International which she is a member of.Two of the graduates who received first class honors in their programs also echoed the call of giving back.Augustus Victorine who graduated with first class honors in the bachelor of management studies program told the graduates to “prove your worth to your employers and the society”.He also appealed to the youth whom he described as “always following fashion” to follow in their footsteps and obtain an education.Corporal Joeffrey James; certificate in Criminology, DistinctionCorporal Jeoffrey James of the Dominica Police Force who also obtained a distinction in the Criminology certificate program, highlighted the course outline, urging “police officers, teachers, welfare officers, customs officers and security officers” to embrace the program. “Hold true to yourselves, remember to hold on to your value systems, your work ethics and most importantly your humanity and integrity. It is these qualities that will guide you further on your continuing life’s journey”.Meanwhile Head of the University of the West Indies, Open Campus Dominica Dr. Francis Severin noted that the institution was founded on the philosophy “of providing the Caribbean with a cadre of well educated people in diverse fields who set out to unlock the full and genuine potential the Caribbean region”. The ceremony he explained is “proof” of the high quality education which the University offers in diverse fields.“Our people are counting on you to participate and take the leading role in the process of building a viable and progressive nation where you and your prodigy will experience wealth, wellness and peace,” Dr. Severin noted.The Director of Open Campus Country Sites, Dr. Luz Longsworth admonished the graduates to continue striving for excellence by keeping their skills “up to date and relevant”.“Imagine where you want to be” and strive for your goals Dr. Longsworth said, noting that the University is willing to assist them in attaining those goals. Robertine George; B. Ed Literacu Studies, First Class Honours.The graduates recognized with certificates in Criminology were; Evalyn Boland,Davidson James Cadette, Petrina Dupigny (Distinction), Rachel Sheran Francis, Alvin Gachette, Patrick Leroy George (Distinction), Marileen Hypolite, Ainsworth Clement Irish, Joeffrey James (Distinction), Kenrick Allan JeanJacques, Cuthbert John, Leoma Julia Joseph (Distinction), Donavan Massicott, Antoina Moses, Mervyn David Pendenque, Nadia Riviere (Distinction) and Marcus Kennedy Scotland (Distinction).The graduates recognized with certificates in Early Childhood Care and Education for teachers were; Thora Alcendor, Rochelle Christine Celaire, Jasmine Christmas, Angela Veronica Shirley Deschamps, Roslyn Catherina Fontaine, Valda Stella Frederic, Naine Delandra Jean (Distinction), Naomi Joseph and Leandra Simon (Distinction).The graduate recognized with an Associate degree in Administrative Professional Office Management was Augustina Williams.The graduates recognized with Bachelor’s degrees in Post Registered Nurse were; Carlene Harris, Franceise Henry, Bernadette John, Peaches Mitchell and Nioka Shillingford.The graduates recognized with Bachelor’s degrees in Education were; Robertine George (First class honours), Gezel Mondesire, Zhara Pacquette, Jocelyn Panthier, Glenda Peter, Giselle Phillip, Camilla Roach and Krishna Robin.The graduates recognized with Bachelor’s degrees in Social Sciences were; Adonia Stuart Commodore, Delma Caryl Dailey, Georgina Edwards, Tracy Sharma George, Sandra Giraudel, Summer Shara James, Vernice Deschamps Lanns, Clinton Maronie, Niejel Mc Pherson, Berkissa Magna Robinson and Augustus Victorine (First class honours).The graduates recognized with master’s degree in education were; Verni Verlie Jasmine Lance Isaac in Educational Administration, Robert Guiste in Educational Measurement, Norissa King Peter in Educational Measurement, Lynn Henderson Registe in Educational Measurement, Candia Robinson in Educational Measurement, Josephine Lewis in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration, Dr. Helen Francis Seaman in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration (Distinction).The graduates recognized with Executive Masters in Business Administration were Hethline Baptiste and Maria Etienne Pascal.[nggallery id = 151]Dominica Vibes News 424 Views   2 comments Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 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St. Louis celebrates 150 years

first_imgSt. Louis Catholic Church website. Church interior about 1902.Batesville, In. — St Louis Catholic Church in Batesville will celebrate 150 years of service in the community on September 16.In 1867, the residents of Batesville pledged money for the construction of the St. Louis Catholic Church, originally named St. Ludwig’s. Reverend John Paul Gillig was appointed as the church’s first pastor in 1868, but the first service was not held until September 18, 1870, with The Very Reverend Otto Jair. All sermons, prayers and announcements were spoken in German until 1887.In 1892 approximately 160 families donated enough money to finish the church steeple. In the same year the O.L Pulse Company from Greensburg completed the steeple at a cost of $3,447.As the campus and congregation grew, St. Louis Catholic Church established its place as an institution in the community.A link to the complete history of the church is here.Church leaders are looking for donations of pies and other items as well as volunteers to help during the celebration. For mkore information please call 812-933-0708.last_img read more

Bulldogs Swimming Results

first_imgNOTABLESGwen Martin, Ciaran Tyrer and Sean Callahan led the way winning both individual events. Callahan also lead-off the winning 200 and 400 Freestyle relays.BHS placed first in 5 of the 6 relays.UP NEXTThe Batesville Bulldogs will be visiting Madison for the Madison Small School Invitational against opponents Madison, Silver Creek and North Harrison high schools on Dec. 7 at the Madison Junior High School in Madison. TEAM SCORESBatesville Bulldogs 126, Centerville High School 44Batesville Bulldogs 121, Seton Catholic High School 16 The Batesville High School Men’s and Women’s swimming teams competed in double-dual action against Centerville High School and Seton Catholic (Richmond). Gwen Martin BULLDOG WINNERSEthan Brewer — 200 Free (2:08.77); Sean Callahan — 200 IM (2:20.85); 500 Free (5:48.08)Ciaran Tyrer — 50 Free (26.43); 100 Fly (1:06.48)Quinn Rasnick — 100 Free (1:01.23)Benjamin Moster — 100 Breast (1:10.19) Centerville High School 94, Batesville Bulldogs 73Batesville Bulldogs 93, Seton Catholic High School 35 “Both of our teams have come together extremely well,” said third-year head coach Greg McMullen. “While we’re only in the early stages of training and our competition schedule we’ve got an incredible season to look forward to.”last_img read more

Ferguson looks to help Moyes

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson insists David Moyes will get all the support he needs to succeed as Manchester United manager. “Once they get the ball rolling, everything will be fine.” Ferguson added: “David Moyes is in a great position. He will get the same help I got. “He has a great support system and he will be fine.” Ferguson said he had not considered walking away from the limelight after announcing his retirement in May. “When you are part of our club it is very difficult to leave it permanently,” he said. “You have to remain active. I have taken on quite a few challenges over the past few months.” Three of the more controversial characters Ferguson had to deal with during his 26 years at United were Wayne Rooney, Roy Keane and David Beckham. Ferguson repeated his assertion that Rooney asked to leave United at the end of last season. However, he also stated that had the England forward been playing the way he has been this season, a move away from Old Trafford would not even have been considered. “Wayne asked away because he felt he was playing out of position,” said Ferguson. “I can understand that. My judgement was that Wayne wasn’t playing well enough. “But when you see him playing like he is, do you think I would drop him? No way. “He is England’s great white hope and a great player for Manchester United. The player who is playing now is a different player.” Press Association Ferguson released his autobiography today with United languishing in eight spot in the Premier League and yet to record back-to-back victories since his retirement. The Scot admitted the press conference to herald the book’s publication did not represent the greatest of timing given the scrutiny Moyes is now under. However, he is sure the former Everton boss will get it right, and claimed United are the only club who could win the title from their present position. “Obviously this press conference has come at a bad time, otherwise I wouldn’t have been asked that question,” said Ferguson. “When I joined Manchester United I was given great encouragement from Matt Busby, who was a fantastic help to me. “I hope to help David Moyes in exactly the same way.” One of Moyes’ first acts as United boss was to rail against what he perceived to be a fixture list loaded against him, featuring, as it did, matches against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in his first five games. “When I saw that fixture list I would have been raging too,” said Ferguson. “It was a really difficult start to the season. “But do you know something, Manchester United are the only club that can win the league from coming from behind. last_img read more

Liverpool hit four to stun City as Foxes go top

first_imgLiverpool blew away title favourites Manchester City with an emphatic 4-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium to leave Leicester top of the Barclays Premier League. The Reds got off to a flying start as Raheem Sterling endured a day to forget against his old club, the visitors racing into a three-goal lead thanks to an own goal from Eliaquim Mangala and strikes from Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino inside 32 minutes. Sergio Aguero marked his return from injury with a superb effort to reduce the arrears just before half-time, but Martin Skrtel added to City’s misery with a fourth for Liverpool. Defeat denied City the chance to return to the top of the table, with Leicester instead taking over at the summit thanks to a 3-0 win earlier in the day at Newcastle. Jamie Vardy scored for the 10th consecutive Premier League game to equal Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record. The Foxes forward shook off pre-match concerns over a hip injury and blasted home in first-half stoppage-time to match former Manchester United striker Van Nistelrooy’s streak set in 2003. Leonardo Ulloa laid on the record-equalling effort before heading home himself, and substitute Shinji Okazaki added another as Leicester’s incredible season continued. It meant Claudio Ranieri’s men moved above lunchtime leaders United, who won 2-1 at Watford, and the two sides meet next weekend at the King Power Stadium where Vardy can make history. At Vicarage Road, Watford looked to looked to have snatched a point when Troy Deeney’s 87th-minute penalty cancelled out Memphis Depay’s opener, but the Hornets captain bundled B astian Schweinsteiger’s cross into his own net moments later to ensure an away win. Arsenal would have gone top had they won at West Brom, but they blew their chance as Santi Cazorla missed a late penalty. James Morrison and Mikel Arteta’s own goal cancelled out Olivier Giroud’s first-half opener as the Gunners suffered a frustrating afternoon and lost 2-1 in the Black Country. Cazorla slipped and skied his spot-kick in the final 10 minutes and Mesut Ozil hit a post, but Arsenal could not recover from a nightmare five minutes just before half-time. Jose Mourinho was back in the dugout and Diego Costa returned to the score sheet as Chelsea claimed a much-needed 1-0 win over Norwich. Costa ended a six-match barren spell as the champions secured only a fourth win in their 13th league game of the season. Bottom side Aston Villa slumped to a heavy first defeat under Remi Garde in his second game in charge as two goals apiece from Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku condemned the bottom club to a 4-0 thrashing at Everton. Barkley put the Toffees ahead in the 17th minute, finishing at the far post after Brad Guzan had turned Gerard Deulofeu’s effort his way. Lukaku headed home in the 28th minute before poor Villa defending allowed Barkley to add another three minutes before half-time. Belgium forward Lukaku notched his second just before the hour, with Barkley and Deulofeu again involved. At St Mary’s Bojan Krkic fired away-day specialists Stoke to a 1-0 victory against Southampton. The former Barcelona forward tucked in his third goal of the season after 10 minutes. Andre Ayew came to Garry Monk’s rescue as Swansea fought back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with Bournemouth. Joshua King and Dan Gosling had fired the visitors into a commanding lead after 26 minutes to give the Cherries hope of a first win in eight games. Ayew pulled a goal back within two minutes of Gosling’s strike with a classy back-heel and then won a penalty, albeit in dubious circumstances, which Jonjo Shelvey stroked home before the break. Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse runs out of gas in 2nd half, drops 93-83 decision at No. 13 North Carolina

first_img Published on January 26, 2015 at 9:15 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Kaleb Joseph dribbled over the North Carolina logo at halfcourt and frantically glanced at the game clock above the backboard.Joseph had three seconds to race to the net. He accelerated his dribble before gliding in for a finger roll that gave Syracuse a five-point lead as the first-half clock ran out.When the freshman point guard turned to see the five Tar Heels he’d burned down the court, teammate Trevor Cooney was the closest player. Cooney gave Joseph a hard high-five before yelling “Let’s go boy!” and the Orange jogged to its locker room as the streaking team.But the second half never offered that kind of separation. Instead, Syracuse (14-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast) and No. 13 North Carolina (17-4, 7-1) turned into offensive heavyweights and the Tar Heels had a bit more juice in the Dean E. Smith Center on Monday night. With a near-flawless second half, UNC stiff-armed SU in a 93-83 win, the Orange’s second ACC loss in three days after falling to Miami on Saturday.The first half belonged to Cooney and his 15 points, but SU could only build a five-point halftime lead despite 13 North Carolina turnovers in the first half. The Tar Heels were sloppy in trying to crack the Orange’s zone, and Syracuse seemed comfortable at the up-and-down pace that North Carolina regularly plays at.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen UNC, which shot an uncharacteristic 56 percent from 3 in the first, started bullying SU in the paint. While Rakeem Christmas found an offensive groove that was noticeably absent in the first frame, Tar Heel forwards Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson found the cracks in the zone and led the North Carolina offense.Yet every time UNC went on a mini run, SU head coach Jim Boeheim stood in front of the Orange bench, clapping in a calm rhythm as the stadium erupted around him. And Syracuse followed Boeheim’s metronomic beat, meeting each UNC spurt with one of its own.Cooney’s dominance turned into a 14-point second half for Christmas. And if it wasn’t Christmas it was sophomore Tyler Roberson. And if it wasn’t Roberson it was Cooney shaking Tar Heels forward J.P. Tokoto for an off-balance jumper.But then the wheels fell off around the three-minute mark.Roberson fouled out. Joseph turned the ball over looking for a cutting Michael Gbinije. Gbinije split two free throws and then threw away an entry pass as the game clock ticked toward one minute.Gbinije hits a 3 before Cooney completed a three-point play in the final minute, but UNC gave itself a big enough cushion to rest on.Before the final buzzer sounded, Joseph knifed into the lane and had the ball ripped out of his hands by UNC guard Marcus Paige. This time there was no celebratory high-five from Cooney. Joseph hadn’t beaten anyone down the floor. The Orange walked off the court with little energy, if any at all. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Students protest gun violence at March for SC rally

first_imgIn the wake of last month’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., student leaders across campus organized the March for SC rally Thursday to protest gun violence in America. Action against arms · (From left) Sophomores Shir Attias, Alec Vandenberg and CJ Wechsler organized the March for SC, a campaign against gun violence in America. The campaign hosted a rally Thursday. Emily Smith | Daily TrojanAccording to one of the event’s founders, sophomore Shir Attias, the event was inspired by actions nationwide after the Parkland shooting that led to the #NeverAgain movement calling for gun control legislation. The purpose of these events are to raise awareness and start a dialogue concerning school shootings across the nation. The rally was held at the Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, and drew an estimated 40 attendees. While it was originally planned to be held at the Tommy Trojan statue, the rally’s location was changed due to inclement weather. The March for SC is co-sponsored by various student organizations, including Undergraduate Student Government assemblies and campus political advocacy groups. The idea for the campaign was developed by sophomores Alec Vandenberg, a Daily Trojan columnist, CJ Wechsler, Michaela Murphy, Attias and junior Mai Mizuno. Over the past month, the group created a social media campaign, held the student campus rally, and is organizing resources for students to participate in the March for Our Lives in Los Angeles, which takes place Saturday.“We wanted to make this a unified effort,” Vandenberg said. “We really wanted to make sure we did a lot of outreach because not only are all students affected by gun violence, everyone can be a part of the dialogue and everyone can be a part of the solution.”The social media campaign, which started on March 14, was created to spread awareness and demonstrate support for the March for Our Lives movement, where supporters added a March for SC frame to their social media profile pictures. Thursday’s rally included a vigil for the 17 Parkland victims who died in the shooting, and provided a space for students and other advocates to voice their concerns about gun violence. During the rally, Attias, Vandenberg and Wechsler called students to join together as a united front to make a difference and for USC to join the national conversation concerning student safety and prevention of violence in and out of the classroom. “I know that all three of us have had individuals reaching out to us and what this is doing is bringing this into a collective solidarity,” Wechsler said during the rally. “Because we cannot stand alone and be effective. What is effective is having us all standing together and uplifting our own voices.”The rally featured representatives from political organizations calling for increased gun safety measures. Along with members of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board, the LA Brady Campaign and Moms Demand Action, Paul Wilson, the husband of one of eight people killed at a shooting in Seal Beach, Calif., in 2011 and advocate for common sense gun legislation, spoke to students as a member of Everytown for Gun Safety.“Our kids have grown up in this environment and they finally have a voice to say enough is enough,” Wilson said. “Enough of our thoughts and prayers. We demand action and we demand action now. I am proud to be standing with them and marching with them.”In addition to local community members, two students shared their experiences with school shootings. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumnus Gabe Lam, a senior majoring in business administration and accounting, spoke about his connection to Parkland and his fear  for his brother’s safety when he first heard of the shooting. Lam’s brother is a current student at the high school,  and was not harmed in the shooting. Tess Murray, a senior studying international relations and global business, grew up in Newtown, Conn., and was a neighbor of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. She shared how she foresees a cultural change for future political reform concerning current gun policy. “America is ready for change as long as our generation stays active, stays angry, and demands action, it will happen,” Murray said. “Our generation, frequently referred to as the mass shooting generation, is driving a cultural change that will make America safer.”March for SC encourages students to continue protesting gun violence by promoting the March for Our Lives at Pershing Square on Saturday, and is organizing transportation for students to get to the event.“This entire movement is to show the generations before us that students are stakeholders in these issues,” Wechsler said. “Oftentimes children and young adults are disregarded when it comes to policy because they may not be informed enough or may not really understand the scope of the issue, but this is something that is directly affecting students and by uniting all these voices and standing in solidarity.”last_img read more

Locals Participate in Women’s March

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisGraphic Photos: Saturday marked the 3rd year for the Women’s March since President Trump has taken over the White House.Thousands across the nation marched for change including here in northeast Michigan. Despite the cold temperatures a group of locals in Harrisville did the same.The group met at Alcona Coffee Shop and marched down M-72 to Lake Huron. Coordinator, Patty Thomas said she encouraged folks to come out to the event to express any issue they wanted to see improvements on.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for January 18Next 2019 Alcona Regional Farm Conference Encourages Attendees to Embrace Michigan Cheese and Winelast_img read more

Anamakee Bay IPA, the beer that keeps on giving

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Some adults enjoy a good beer, especially, a beer that keeps on giving.It’s the debut of Anamakee Bay IPA. Anamakee translates to the Chippewa word ‘thunder.’ Ed and Audra Smith, Jackie Krawczak, Krista Morrow, and Lora Greene helped create this new adult beverage.“The folks here that made the beer picked a great name,” said Latitudes Tavern owner Jeff Kowalski. “Anamakee Bay IPA has a lot of history here in this area.”The five bid on the experience to brew their own beer at a United Way auction event. Huron Distributors donated the item for folks to bid on. The group of five submitted the winning bid for $1,000 which was donated to the United Way.They came up with a malt-forward, orange citrus, and zesty tasting IPA with an alcohol content of 6.7%.“I didn’t have expectations,” said Jackie Krawczak. “I just wanted it to be good, and it’s really good, so I think it will go over pretty well.”This beer is one that keeps on giving. Latitude’s owner Jeff Kowalski is allowing one dollar for every pint sold to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena.“I’ve gone down to the Boys & Girls Club and seen the activities and lunches, and they definitely do a great job,” said Audra Smith. “It’s good to know that they’re going to have funding to continue that.The goal is to have fun while creating fun while drinking responsibility. Head to Latitudes Tavern at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night to try it out.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Anamakee Bay IPA, auction, Beer, Brewing, Huron Distributors, IPA, Latitudes Tavern, United Way of Northeast MichiganContinue ReadingPrevious APS reminds students and parents of early college pre-enrollment deadlineNext Northeast Michigan residents take a freezing plunge to raise funds for the Special Olympicslast_img read more