West Bengal checks tidal pulse

first_imgThe Indian state of West Bengal has reportedly engaged the team from the University of Edinburgh to conduct a survey on the feasibility of tidal energy projects in the Bay of Bengal.The meeting, held on January 18, 2018, facilitated the discussion between West Bengal’s Minister of Power Sovandeb Chattopadhyay and A.R. Wallace from the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Energy Systems on the possibilities of using tidal power for electricity generation in this eastern Indian state.It was arranged that the team from the University of Edinburgh will conduct a survey on the feasibility of tidal energy projects in West Bengal, after which the findings will be summarized in a report for West Bengal’s energy department, according to the Indian news publisher Millennium Post.“They will conduct the survey in the Sunderbans to find out whether tidal energy can be developed at a cheaper rate and can be implemented for commercial purposes. If it is found to be successful, small units with a capacity of 50kW may be set up to produce tidal energy,” Chattopadhyay was quoted as saying by Millennium Post.The Sundarbans are a network of marine streams, mud shores and mangrove forests located in the eastern India in the Bay of Bengal.last_img read more

How livewire Emmanuel Okwi did it!

first_imgIn Conakry, Alkhaly Bangoura scored in stoppage time to give Guinea a dramatic 3-2 victory over fellow strugglers Libya in a must-win Group A match for both teams.Leading by two goals from midway through the first half, the Guineans were rocked when Libya netted twice within a minute in the closing stages to equalise.The first Guinean goal was scored by Naby Keita, who agreed this week to join Liverpool from RB Leipzig for the 2018-2019 season.Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, who meet Friday in Rades, share the lead with six points, Guinea have three and Libya none.There are five qualifiers scheduled for Friday, including Nigeria hosting Africa Cup of Nations title-holders Cameroon in a top-of-the-table Group B clash.Group E Ghana host Congo Friday in Kumasi and maximum points for the “Black Stars” will bring them back into contention for a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance.Only the five Africa zone group winners qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia.Goal hero Okwi celebrates. PHOTO VIA @Atwine_DianaEgyptian raids thwartedLiverpool striker Mohamed Salah had two great chances to equalise after Egypt fell behind.His close-range header off a cross was magnificently parried by Uganda goalkeeper and 2016 Africa-based Footballer of the Year Denis Onyango.The loose ball fell in front of Mahmoud “Kahraba” Abdel Moneim, but he was unable to control it and fired over.Six minutes into stoppage time and opportunity knocked again for Salah, who has scored twice for Liverpool in three English Premier League matches this season. 3 Ghana201102−210–06 Nov—1 Sep Emma Okwi had a great game. PHOTO KCCA MEDIAUganda ?? 1 – Egypt 0 ?? : Livewire Okwi puts Uganda top of World Cup groupJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Livewire Emmanuel Okwi scored on 51 minutes to give Uganda a 1-0 victory over Egypt in Kampala Thursday and top place in a World Cup Africa zone qualifying group.Tanzania-based Okwi had been a constant menace down the right wing before scoring the only goal on a hot afternoon in the 45,000-seat Mandela National Stadium.A cross slid off the head of Ugandan Murushid Juuko and dropped at the feet of Okwi just inside the Egyptian box.He cut inside an Egyptian, took the ball across another, then unleashed a low shot that flew past 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary into the far corner of the net.Victory lifted Uganda, who have never qualified for a World Cup, to seven points in Group E. Egypt have six, Ghana one and Congo Brazzaville none. Onyango failed to cut off a corner and Salah connected with the ball at the far post only for the goal-bound shot to rebound off the back of team-mate Ahmed Hegazy.The Egypt team that faced Uganda. PHOTO FUFA MEDIASalah and West Bromwich Albion defender Hegazy were among four Premier League footballers on show.Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny also started and Stoke City winger Ramadan Sobhy was introduced at half-time by Argentine coach Hector Cuper.RELATED: 5 Sep—2–08 Oct TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtscenter_img 2 Egypt320142+26 1 Uganda321020+27 4 Congo200213−206 Nov1–25 Sep— —1–07 Oct1–0 #UGEGY TweetsShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

ThurstonTalk’s Favorite Features From This Week – 6/9/12

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Sunday morning is great for many things – lazy lounging, hot breakfasts, steaming coffee, and catching up on your favorite sources for content.  ThurstonTalk’s Sunday Summary ensures that you don’t miss any of our high profile content from the week.  Read positive information about people, businesses, and organizations doing good things in Thurston County.Start off your Sunday with ThurstonTalk.How They Do It: Ostrom’s Has Been Cultivating Nutritious, Delicious Mushrooms Since 1928I am a frequent mushroom consumer and was fascinated by the growing process.  Seriously, I had no idea and I pride myself on ‘knowing where my food comes from’.  Read up on Ostrom’s, our local mushroom growers.Robots Rule at STEM Robotics 101 CompetitionSo, not only do I not know how commercial mushrooms are grown, but I also have no knowledge of what it takes to build or program robots.  But, a slew of talented middle school students taught me.  Learn about their successes at the STEM Robotics Competition.  I can guarantee you will be impressed.Alumni Soccer Tournament Brings Olympia Community TogetherOnce you are done with your Sunday morning education, be inspired by local athletes who joined together in an alumni soccer tournament to benefit Friends of Mia, a local non-profit focused on offsetting health care costs for families affected by childhood cancer.Watch for our Sunday Summary next week.  In the meantime, be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep in touch with all the amazing stories from our community.last_img read more

“Hello out there, we’re on the air, it’s hockey night tonight…”

first_imgBy Andrew ZwickerRossland TelegraphYou couldn’t be blamed over the weekend if you were humming Stompin’ Tom’s unofficial Canadian Anthem as you walked through town. While the goalie didn’t jump, the players did bump and the fans all went insane as someone roared andThe Outlaws scored at the good ole pond hockey game.Gifted with glorious sunshine and perfect temperatures for maintaining an outdoor hockey rink, the BC Pond Hockey Championships went off without a hitch after being delayed for a week by unseasonably warm and wet weather.Local ice-maker extraordinaire Raymond Von Diebeisch was out hosing down and manicuring the ice throughout the week leading up to the event and by puck drop on Friday night had a good 30cm’s or more of cold hard ice down on the Emcon lot.“I’ve got to give a huge hats off to the ice that Ray was able to create,” extolled organizer John Reed. “He did a phenomenal job going way over, above and beyond the call of duties. The ice was phenomenal!”Due to the rescheduling of the event just 15 of the 27 initially registered teams were able to make it, but sunny skies, hard ice and the sense of sportsmanship and cooperation that taking the game to the pond brings out kept the action hot and the puck cold.One wander around the events ground over the weekend and the subtle and not so subtle differences between the arena game and the pond game were readily apparent.From costumed players dipping into celebratory beverages together before the sun was even high enough to clear the shadows to the no goalie, non-stop style of play and high scoring affairs there was a noticeably different vibe from that of your typical rink.In the men’s competitive division the KVR Gilnockie Ruttin Bucks regained their title as Western Pond Hockey champs. The Bucks, winners of the inaugural tournament three years ago put a licking on the Top Shelf Construction team in the finals with a 27 -16 victory to claim the title.The Bucks include Jarod Seminoff and Aaron Shrieves of Nelson. Following a slow start which took some time to adapt to pond rules, The Outlaws after losing their first game of the tournament, picked up a secret weapon for the rest of the tournament and went unbeaten into the finals.“We had to learn to keep our shots down as we kept missing the net in the first game with the short little nets,” explained Mark Brooks of The Outlaws. “That first game we were basically just running and gunning and didn’t really have any strategy.”From game two on we started working on covering our men a little more and trying at least to make it look like we knew what we were doing.”Adding a local “over 50 year old” as they put it, local teacher Wayne Antsey brought the missing piece to the puzzle and the boys never looked back despite a chippy semi-final game against the Tighty Whiteys.In true dramatic fashion the rec division finals came down to overtime. During regulation time the Outlaws were leading significantly and appeared to be cruising to victory. Pond Hockey has a few unique rules however. At the end of regulation each team’s penalties from the games are tallied and the difference in number of penalties goes to the opposing team as goals.That tied the game up and sent it into overtime where ultimately Lifeworks were defeated 27-25.“It’s just a ton of fun,” added Brooks. “We love coming up for this tournament, the whole weekend is just a great time with some good hockey mixed in.”In the last two tournaments, on the women’s side, Jackie Haines played a key role for the Wild Things.This year however she decided to form her own team made up of some of the younger Smokettes and Chicks with Sticks players and in a grudge match of sorts ended up facing her old squad in the finals. Ultimately the Wild Things breakaway player came back to bite them in the final as the Organic Drycleaners knocked them off for the title in a 16 – 5 final.“It’s always fun to be able to play in a tournament like that with a whole bunch of your friends you know,” added Haines. “It’s especially fun when a lot of the girls in the area are teammates in our regular league. It gives us a chance to break up our regular routine and have some fun on the pond. We’ll be back next year to defend our crown for sure.”With a successful third year of the tournament now in the books Reed is looking forward to next year and is working on a few tweaks to fine tune the crowd favorite event for next year.One change Reed is hoping to make is to take the weather guessing game out of the equation after having to reschedule due to weather the past two years. The hope is to secure the Rossland arena for tournament weekend next year so that regardless of weather the event will go on with a full slate of teams.With the winners in each division winning free entry into both the National Pond Hockey Championships in Ontario as well as the Northern Regional Championships in Prince George next year the top teams will surely be taken where, the hockey players, face off down the rink and their beer cups will be filled up for the champs who win the drink.last_img read more