first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The winners of the 2017 Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards competition will be announced during its tenth annual gala May 30 at Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse in Hempstead.Hundreds of student journalists from more than two dozen local high schools submitted more than 2,000 submissions in over 100 categories. Press staffers are reviewing the outstanding journalistic work from students across Nassau and Suffolk counties in print, online and video—with honors to be awarded for writing, design, illustration, art and photography.“The top-notch stories that Long Island high school students submit impresses us more each year,” said Timothy Bolger, editor in chief of the Press. “It’s a tall task to narrow down winners among so many impressive submissions. These students really do represent the best and brightest of local high school journalism.”The Press launched the program to inspire and support students in their efforts to secure internships, scholarships and, eventually, jobs in journalism or publishing. A Press representative has been visiting high schools across the Island throughout the academic year to teach students about publishing and help them hone their skills.Besides awards in individual categories such as best news story or column, the biggest awards of the night are for Newspaper of the Year, Student Journalist of the Year, Story of the Year and Advisor of the Year.Participating schools, students, their teachers and families are invited to attend the annual awards gala. For more information, visit longislandpress.com/highschool. For inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, email Press co-publisher Joshua Schneps at jschneps@qns.comlast_img read more


first_imgØrsted has joined a GBP 400,000 sea state forecasting project, launched by UK’s national Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Centre of Excellence, a collaboration between the University of Hull and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. “This big-marine-data approach, along with bathymetry and site configuration data, is enabling researchers to produce an artificial intelligence-based method that will be used to make a step-change in the resolution and accuracy of fine-scale at offshore windfarm sites”, ORE Catapult said. Downward-facing radars have been installed on wind turbines turbines at Ørsted’s 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. The radars will record wave height, direction and period, together with combined met-ocean data and existing forecasts. The project’s goal is to deliver a significant reduction in missed working days by developing an innovative approach to sea state forecasting. By improving wave forecast modelling, the project team aims to contribute to increasing the accuracy of sea state forecasting at the level of an individual offshore wind turbine. This should drive efficiency gains in operations and maintenance, increase safety, and contribute to further reductions in the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) for offshore wind, according to ORE Catapult. “With total O&M costs contributing around 25% to the lifetime costs of a typical offshore wind farm, the positive impact on planning by owners/operators is clear, with ORE Catapult analysis suggesting that innovations in forecasting techniques could help to reduce missed working days by a quarter”, ORE Catapult states.last_img read more


first_img “Stevie was like us all – we all hurt,” he said when asked whether he had needed to lift his captain’s spirits this week. “Obviously it was a big game. Steven played really well but he was just unfortunate to make the slip and Demba Ba went through and finished really well. “Steven is a guy who has picked himself up over many years after disappointments and he will do it again. “He’s a really good man. I think it’s been a bit over-analysed as well – the guy slipped, which can happen to anyone. Unfortunately it led to the goal and that was a big factor in the game. “However, it happens and we move on.” Last weekend’s defeat took the title destiny out of Liverpool’s hands and made Manchester City favourites as they are only three points behind with a match in hand and a superior goal difference. The Reds still lead the Premier League by two points from Chelsea but find themselves in the unusual position of needing near-neighbours Everton to do them a favour when Manuel Pellegrini’s side visit Goodison Park on Saturday evening. “City have a really tough game against Everton and I’ve read one or two bits about Everton not wanting to do Liverpool a favour,” added Rodgers, whose side do not play until Monday at Crystal Palace. Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes there has been too much focus on Steven Gerrard’s slip in last week’s defeat to Chelsea and says the captain should in no way be held accountable. The Reds lost 2-0 at home to the Blues in a match where the opponents blunted any attacking threat with a blanket defence and capitalised on a mistake by the Reds captain to score the crucial opening goal. Gerrard’s slip just inside his own half, presenting Demba Ba with a clear run on goal, has been the subject of much analysis and numerous jokes and comments on social media and beyond, but Rodgers attaches no blame to the England international. “Make no mistake, Everton in their own right are a great club who have done well this year, particularly at home, and they are fighting for a Champions League position. “They have fantastic players who can get a result. I’ll probably watch the game. I’m not one of these who says they will be on a golf course. “I love football and I watch every type of game so I am sure I will be watching it somewhere. “Everton have their own reasons to do their own job. They won’t need many more supporters than they already have. “Of course Everton v Manchester City is a tough game and City have found it difficult there over the last number of years. “I think most people will look at us because we still have to do our job. “For us the focus is on ourselves because we can’t rely on anyone. We have to do our own job, and our job is to get three points at Crystal Palace. “Anything other than that is not worth worrying about to be honest. I will focus on Liverpool and Liverpool only.” last_img read more


first_imgOfficials in Hollywood, Florida have released surveillance video of a driver who struck a Florida Highway Patrol Officer with their car before leaving the scene.The incident occurred on May 25th on the Turnpike near the Hollywood Boulevard exit.Video shows two troopers speaking to the driver of a white BMW who was pulled over. The victim identified as Trooper Arsenio Caballero, then begins walking back to his cruiser when the driver of the BMW drives straight into him before leaving the scene. Caballero could be seen rolling on top of the vehicle and eventually hits the ground as the driver speeds away.The other trooper is then seen rushing to assist Caballero. Caballero was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital as a trauma alert but has since been released.Authorities reported that they were able to locate the vehicle, however, the suspect remains at large. If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.last_img read more