first_imgSINN Power has attached two supporting structures for its wave energy converter (WEC) modules to the port wall in Heraklion on Crete, Greece, where the company will install and commission the first two of the total of five of its devices in early July. All five wave energy converter modules, with the revised SINN Power technology, are expected to be installed on the port wall by 2019.The two WEC modules are funded by the German Federal Government and primarily serve to test the updated technology for its functionality.This spring, the production of the individual components, which took place mostly in Germany, was completed and the WEC modules were then transported to Greece by truck. After the arrival of the truck with the components in early May, the SINN Power engineering team began welding the supporting structures, which were recently attached to the breakwater wall.The lifting rods, generators and floating bodies will be assembled in the coming weeks.Once the further three WECs are in place, they will allow for testing the electrical connection of several generators in practice and thus serve the further development of the innovative wave energy technology, the German wave energy developer said.Illustration of the planned WEC test modules at the project site in Heraklion, Crete. Image courtesy of SINN Power.The project is permanently supervised by five to seven SINN Power engineers at the project location in Greece. They monitor the mechanical loads of the revised WEC modules and evaluate the data on the generated electricity.In August 2017, the company was awarded a €1.0 million grant from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to expand its research activities on Crete with additional wave energy converters next to its WEC prototype installed in 2015 at the breakwater wall of the Port of Heraklion.Following the successful completion of the test on the wall-mounted wave energy modules, SINN Power plans to test a floating version of its wave energy converter technology. The planned floating wave energy converter will consist of 18 modules.last_img read more


first_img Share Plant Protection Officer, Ryan Anselm has revealed that efforts are currently being made to manage fruit flies on the island. Anselm explained that there has been a decrease in fruit production which is caused by fruit flies, hence the need for this to be addressed with urgency.“Farmers have been experiencing significant decreases in fruit production so the strategy is to maintain the fruit sector for both the local and the export market. Fruit Flies and Mango Seed Weevils have negatively impacted our ability to export fruits. [Our] strategy is to maintain the levels of fruit export by managing the Fruit Fly population”’.Part of the efforts currently being undertaken to deal with this issue is the assistance of a Suriname expert who will visit farms with a view to educating farmers on fruit flies.Alies Van Saeurs–Muller, Head of the Carambola Fruit Fly Programme in Suriname, is part of a two-member delegation that will be visiting farms, meeting with extension officers and the Plant Protection and Quarantine Unit this week.“The message we’re bringing has to do with recognising fruit flies and [educating persons on] what they could do to manage the Fruit Fly problem. There are quite a number of methods that persons could apply in the field, not only the destruction of fruit flies by destroying affected fruit but also biological control, trapping, bait spraying etc.”According to Muller, if the larvae of the fruit flies are not destroyed, they could re-emerge and infect other fruits.“Everybody can do it…Everybody who has fruit trees in their own homes and finds larvae in the fruit can destroy them. If the larvae are left on the ground, they will penetrate the soils and re-emerge as flies and would infest fruits in your garden again or somebody else’s garden”.She also noted that citizens can assist by destroying fruits which are infected and this will go a long way in the management of fruit flies.Dominica is not the only Caribbean country which has been affected by fruit flies; Grenada has also been battling with the pest.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Efforts being made to manage fruit flies by: – July 18, 2012 Share 31 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more


first_imgWilliam J. Simmonds, 72, Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his residence. Born, July 31, 1944 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Howard R. and  Lydia (Troutman) Simmonds.  He served in the Army in Viet Nam.  He then worked for 33 years at Delta Faucet. He attended the New Beginnings Assembly of God in Greensburg. He is survived by one brother, Harold Simmonds, Shelbyville; three sisters, Diana Yates, Shelbyville, Linda Vire, Batesville, Sandra Simmonds, Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents; 7 brothers, Larry, George, Howard Jr., Donald, Richard, Earl, and John Simmonds; two sisters, Gail Greene and Jean Owens. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Sandcreek Cemetery in Greensburg with Rev. Mike Cunnington officiating followed by Military Graveside services. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more


first_imgUnless you have been out of the state or just simply not listening, you should know that IU basketball has received a commitment from Romeo Langford of New Albany.  It is not clear what Langford’s overall commitment is, but many fear it will be a “one and done” situation.  The new NCAA proposal, if passed, will not take effect until next year requiring a longer commitment for recruits.Meanwhile, at Purdue, head football Coach Brohm was given a contract extension.  Several reasons were given for this!  According to the Indianapolis Star, this year Brohm will receive 3.8 million and it will go up from there until it expires in 2024.  One reason was the renewed interest by the fan base and alumni and the energy developed on the Purdue campus.  Purdue had only won 9 games in 4 years before Brohm was given the job.  He not only won 7 games last year, but he got a bowl win as well.last_img read more


first_imgSamuel T. Grossman, 31, of Palm Springs, California, passed away December 31, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones.  Sam was born July 16, 1988 in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of Lori Wise and Tony Grossman.  Sam spent his youth in Batesville, Indiana and graduated from Batesville High School in 2007.  While in school, he ran cross country and was a vital member of the high school’s swim team.  He enjoyed skiing at Perfect North Slopes and going on ski trips with friends.Sam continued his education at Purdue University and Loyola University Chicago where he completed his degree with honors in Economics in 2011. He pursued post-graduate studies in quantitative finance at Fordham University.After living in New York City for several years, Sam moved to Palm Springs.  There he met numerous close friends that he no doubt considered family and also his loving partner Brien.  He and Brien loved to hike together and were Disneyland season pass holders.Sam is survived by his parents, Lori Wise (Gary) and Tony Grossman (Marjorie Schoelles-Grossman); partner, Brien O’Brien; brother, Evan Grossman (Ali); sister, Suzanne Grossman (Erin Reister); aunt, Lisa Love; nieces, Logan and Parker Mejia; maternal grandmother, Suzanne Love; paternal grandmother, Marty Ellen Grossman; step-siblings, Megan Jordan (JW) and Michael Wise (Megan); step-nieces and nephews, John and Ruby Jordan,  Morgan and Marley Wise; along with numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and countless friends.He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Frank Love and his paternal grandfather, Leonard Grossman.Friends and family may call on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 4-5:30pm followed by a 5:30pm Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Samuel, all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.    Rev. Tom Sweets officiating.  A service in Palm Springs will take place on January 25, 2020.Memorials may be given to the Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs, CA https://www.desertaidsproject.org/support-our-mission/ or Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/donateOnline condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more


first_imgOriginal Story- Wednesday, troopers with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post arrested a 21-year-old Jennings County man on charges of Child Molesting and Child Solicitation.The investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives began when allegations of child molesting were made against Jon W. Anthony, 21, North Vernon.During the course of the investigation, Detectives determined that Anthony allegedly molested a child under the age of 14 at a location in Jackson County.  The investigation also determined that Anthony contacted a second child under the age of 14 on social media and attempted to solicit the child for sexual contact. Allegations have been stirring for months on a popular North Vernon social media page with screenshots of his interactions on social with young girls allegedly using different aliases.  The investigation ultimately led to a warrant being issued for Jon Anthony. Anthony was arrested Wednesday without incident at his residence.  He was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail pending his initial appearance in the Jackson County Circuit Court on allegations of Child Molesting and Child Solicitation. Seymour, IN—Update—On Wednesday, Indiana State Police Detectives arrested Jon Wesley Anthony, age 21, North Vernon, on Jackson County charges of one count of Child Molesting and one count of Child Solicitation after an investigation into allegations made against Anthony.  The investigation determined that he contacted two children under the age of 14 on various social media accounts.  He met one of the victims and had sexual contact with the victim in Jackson County.  Anthony allegedly attempted to solicit the second victim for the purpose of engaging in sexual contact.Anthony was arrested Wednesday and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.Today, an additional warrant out of Jennings County was issued for Jon Anthony.  He faces two additional counts of Child Molesting and one count of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor.  The new charges stem from the same investigation where Anthony allegedly contacted the underage victims on social media.  Anthony often contacted the victims while stating he was a hair stylist and wanted to meet them to cut their hair.  Anthony then allegedly had inappropriate contact with the victims when they met.The new warrant was served on Jon Anthony while he remains incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  After his initial hearing in the Jackson County Circuit Court, Anthony will soon face an initial appearance in the Jennings County Circuit Court.last_img read more


first_imgMichael M. Mathews, 66, Osgood, passed away on March 30, 2020 at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville.Born, March 12, 1954 in Ripley County, he was the son of Ohmer and Margaret (Kinnett) Mathews.Mike worked as a forklift driver for Batesville Tool and Die.  He was a former member of the Versailles Church of Christ.Mike married Katrina (Davis) Mathews on October 24, 2003 and she survives.Other survivors include six children; Chris (Brittany McCray) Mathews, Morris, Shelly (Brent) Wilckens, Missouri, Christeen, Mathews, New Trenton, IN, Rebecca (Scott) Crank, Greensburg, Kevin Powers, Napoleon, and Aaron Powers, Greensburg, two brothers; John Boy Mathews, Gary Mathews, two sisters; Connie (Bob) Hunger, Beverly Mathews, and 14 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, and six siblings.Due to the recent public health safety mandate of limited gatherings, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family at Old Salem Cemetery in Ripley County.A celebration of life will take place at a later date.Memorial contributions can be made in Mike’s honor to the Shriner’s through Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home.Online condolences for the family and the online guestbook can be accessed at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more


first_img Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention, City’s head of infrastructure development and corporate responsibility, Pete Bradshaw, said: “Last year we had one of the worst summers we have had with a lot of rain and that put everything back three months. “We hoped to catch that up. We haven’t managed to do that, so we will take the international break in October to move the first team, the half-term break to move the academy and the rest of the staff will move a fortnight after that. “We have worked very closely with the first-team coaches and manager to make sure it is not disruptive.” The new facility, built on an 80-acre brownfield site, features a 7,000-capacity stadium, 17 training pitches and accommodation. Press Association It was originally hoped the City Football Academy would open for pre-season, but poor weather in summer 2013 delayed construction. The state-of-the-art complex will now open in phases from October to November, with manager Manuel Pellegrini and his squad officially relocating during the next international break. center_img Manchester City will move their first-team training base to the club’s new £200million facility next month.last_img read more


first_imgFifth-year senior Jared Berggren had plenty to smile about Sunday, as the Badgers’ bench production added to the center’s solid 19-point performance against the Lions.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin men’s basketball team started off its 2012-13 campaign in high-flying fashion Sunday, demolishing Southeastern Louisiana 87-47 at the Kohl Center.From the get-go, it was never much of a contest between the Badgers and their visitors from the south.UW opened the game on a 19-0 scoring run that spanned the first eight minutes of the first half before the Lions broke the shutout on a three-pointer by senior guard Todd Nelson more than seven minutes into the game.By the end of the first half, the Badgers had built a commanding 43-17 lead on 15-for-28 shooting, while they held the visiting Lions to a measly 25 percent clip from the field on 7-for-28 shooting and 1-for-8 from behind the three-point line.While the second half would start out right where it left off for the Badgers, as time wore on, UW Head Coach Bo Ryan increasingly turned to the bench to take the workload off his starters in the first game of a lengthy season.The Badgers would finish with 34 points from the bench, including 10 points from senior forward Mike Bruesewitz and eight points from freshman forward Sam Dekker.For Southeastern Louisiana head coach Jim Yarbrough, Wisconsin’s offensive depth posed too many problems for his team to handle.“They were just terrific in every way,” Yarbrough said. “At one point weeks and months ago, if you told us we would have 47 points, we probably would have been ecstatic in some ways thinking, ‘Well maybe the game could be 58-47, kind of a low scoring affair, grinding it out.’“If this is any kind of example, I don’t think [Wisconsin is] going to have to worry about low-scoring affairs.”Perhaps the most unexpected aspect of the game for Badger fans was not the blowout margin of victory, but the team’s announcement before the game that Bruesewitz had been cleared to play and would participate in the regular season home opener.While the medical staff restricted his time on the court, Bruesewitz finished the game as UW’s third leading scorer with 10 points in 13 minutes off the bench. Senior forward Jared Berggren lead Wisconsin’s scoring efforts with 19 points, quietly putting out a solid performance for Wisconsin and rounding out his statistics with eight rebounds and four blocks.“I thought he did some really good things to keep a post presence,” Ryan said. “We did touch the post; some teams you will be able to touch the post more than against others. Jared did a pretty good job with that.”Helping Berggren with the scoring load and on the boards was redshirt sophomore guard Ben Brust. Often a hot-and-cold shooter last season, Brust finished the game with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field and hit both of his two attempts from behind the arc. The 6-foot-1 Brust also led all players with 11 rebounds. Following the departure of point guard Jordan Taylor, who graduated last spring, and Josh Gasser to a season-ending ACL injury, some thought UW might struggle on the defensive side of the ball with two of the Badgers’ best defenders no longer on the court. But the combination of Brust, redshirt freshman George Marshall and sophomore Traevon Jackson at guard held the Lions’ starting guards to 19 points – including only two points from senior guard Brandon Fortenberry, who was Southeastern Louisiana’s second-leading scorer a year ago and is expected to carry the bulk of the offense this season.“We knew Fortenberry could score,” Ryan said. “I thought we did a pretty good job of, at times, handing him off to the next guy, forcing him to squeeze in areas of the floor to where he was uncomfortable. Our positioning wasn’t too bad.”Looking ahead to the rest of the season, especially with the loss of Gasser, Brust and the other guards know their defensive play could play a big role in the Badgers’ results.“Obviously Josh was [all-Big Ten] defensive team last year, so collectively in the guard spot, I think me, George and [Traevon], we’re going to have to do a good job working together … and do our best to get what we can without Josh,” Brust said. “We’re just going to have to step up.”Despite a dominating first performance in Wisconsin’s official unveiling of this year’s team, the looming matchup with No. 10 Florida Wednesday kept Ryan from getting too carried away with the Badgers’ 40-point rout.“[Traevon], and Ben, George, they did OK,” Ryan said. “But we are obviously going to have to be better against the next opponent.”Follow Nick on Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThunder Bay Junior High is on a mission, the 8th grade band class had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for a little educational fun. Over 20 students along with their Band Director, Mr. Gozzard made their way to Chicago for the annual trip. The class were able to experience the Chicago Symphony, The Blue Man Group, and other sites.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Band, Band Trip, Chicago, Thunder Bay Junior HighContinue ReadingPrevious WBKB’s Mothers Day Special: Happy Mothers Day to all of the Moms Out ThereNext Another Meth Lab Busted in the Alpena Arealast_img read more