Nova Gets New €5 Mln Tidal Energy Project

first_imgNova Innovation-led consortium has won a new European project, ELEMENT, that will use Artificial Intelligence to improve tidal turbine performance and accelerate commercialization of tidal energy.The ELEMENT project will incorporate Artificial Intelligence technology from wind energy into tidal turbines to deliver an adaptive control system that improves turbine performance; slashing the lifetime cost of energy by 17% and driving the tidal energy sector to commercial reality.Nova Innovation heads a consortium of 11 industrial, academic and research organizations from across Europe. Joining Nova in the project team are IDETA, Chantier Bretagne Sud, Innosea, Wood, Nortek, The University of Strathclyde, DNV GL UK, France Energies Marines, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and ABB UK.The control technology will be demonstrated on a floating tidal device in the Étel estuary in Brittany and on a seabed-mounted Nova M100 turbine in the Shetland Tidal Array.The €5 million project starts in June 2019 and runs until May 2022. It was won as a competitive contract awarded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Simon Forrest, chief executive officer of Nova Innovation, said: “Reliable tidal energy generation is now a reality. It is no longer a matter of “if”, but “when” the technology becomes mainstream. The sector has taken great strides forward in recent years and our drive is now to reduce cost to compete with conventional generation.“Fortunately for our industry, many cost reduction techniques have already been demonstrated in established renewable technologies, such as offshore wind. By capturing this knowledge, we can reduce the costs of tidal energy more quickly by piggybacking on their technological advances. “The EU has a clear global lead in tidal energy. Nova Innovation is playing a leading role in making tidal energy part of the global energy transition.”Olivier Bontems, director at IDETA, added: “Within this project, IDETA will conduct a socioeconomic assessment of the potential impact of estuary, river and tidal energy at the regional, national and EU level. “As a regional development agency for Picardy Wallonia’s, IDETA has prioritized increasing renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency. IDETA has extensive project development experience with a focus on community involvement to maximize local use of green energy. The empowering of citizens is a regulatory principle which presents a lot of advantages such as improving public acceptance, promoting local and collective self-consumption and increasing flexibility of the energy market. It is also a way to improve the integration of intermittent energy on the public grid.”Yann-Hervé De Roeck, chief executive officer of France Energies Marines, added: “France Energies Marines is very proud of supporting tidal energy development since 2012, with more than 20 R&D collaborative projects related to this promising technology, including the current ELEMENT project. Testing of the Nova turbine in the Ételriver in order to develop an innovative control technology is of major importance for French tidal energy deployments. Our institute will contribute to assess the environmental integration of tidal energy devices by measuring physical as well as biological characteristics at the Ételtest site. This will be followed by developing indicators that will be used in continuous monitoring in order to reduce the potential environmental impacts of offshore renewable energy.”last_img read more

GoDominica Shop – Online Orders with Contactless Delivery

first_imgGoDominica Shop is EVERYTHING LOCAL- from fresh produce and ground provisions to personal supplies all from the nature isle. Shoppers will enjoy an easy to use website with an ever-growing inventory at affordable pricesDelivery, for now, is available in the wider Portsmouth area from Bioche to Capuchin, and as far as Marigot at attractive delivery fees for all villages along the route. An expansion of our delivery services to Central and the South can be expected soon.Customers and interested persons are informed about the latest special offers and promotions via our social media (https://www.facebook.com/GoDominicaTravel/) and weekly emails.To subscribe to the emails and to get your first order with free delivery click on this link: https://bit.ly/3czGMLiGoDominica Shop promises to make “social distance shopping” as easy as 1,2,3:Order online from the comfort of your home, office, or phone: Add to Cart, View Cart, go to Checkout.Organize together with us the digital payment: MoBanking, debit/credit card, cheque (or exact cash on pickup).We deliver your shopping – contactless – at your doorstep.For more information and to view the website, visit: https://godominica.com/shop/  or contact us by WhatsApp at +1 767 616-3002GoDominica Shop is not only interested in new Dominican customers, but also in suppliers with locally grown or manufactured products. Feel free to contact us on Dominica@GoDominica.com Share Sharing is caring! Share GoDominica, a locally owned and operated digital marketing services company is proud to launch GoDominica Shop. This new platform was developed considering the impacts of COVID-19 and to offer Dominicans safety and convenience by shopping online and benefiting from contactless delivery. We have forged relationships with some of the best farmers, craft makers and local manufacturers to ensure the best quality products arrive at your doorstep. 120 Views   no discussions AnnouncementsBusinessCoronavirusLifestyleLocalNews GoDominica Shop – Online Orders with Contactless Delivery by: – April 24, 2020 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Tuesday’s Conference Focuses On Hearing Assistive Technology

first_imgVERSAILLES – The Southeastern Indiana Independent Living Center will host a free audio conference Tuesday.The session will cover the topic of hearing assistive technology in public places, including an explanation of hearing loss, he needs of people with hearing loss, and why hearing assistive technology is needed even if a person uses hearing aids or cochlear implants.The presenters will cover the 2010 ADA Standards for Communication Elements and Assistive Listening Systems (ALS) requirements and the International Induction Hearing Loop Standard.The conference is from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Southeastern Indiana Living Center, 839 S. Adams Street, Versailles.For more information contact Chrissy Elzy at (812) 689-3753 or siilc@live.comlast_img read more

Hoddle: Bale should stay in England

first_img Despite his efforts, the north London club missed out on the final Champions League place to rivals Arsenal on the final day of the season, leading some to suggest Bale would look elsewhere in order to further his career. Yet Hoddle believes Bale should remain in England and the 55-year-old is better placed than most to talk about the winger’s future after he swapped Tottenham, with whom he made over 300 appearances, for Monaco in 1987. Hoddle added: “The only ones he can realistically join are Manchester United and Manchester City. He could get Champions League football there. But I want him to stay at Tottenham.” Hoddle, who also managed Spurs for two years from 2001 and is now being linked with the vacant England Under-21 post, added: “He is still young enough to secure a move abroad later in life when he could cope better with it.” Former Tottenham midfielder and manager Glenn Hoddle has urged star man Gareth Bale to continue his career in the Premier League. Press Associationcenter_img Bale has been the subject of intense speculation regarding a move overseas, with Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid rumoured to be planning a big money move for the Welshman. The 23-year-old enjoyed a standout season for Spurs in which he netted 21 Barclays Premier League goals and was named the PFA Players’ Player and Young Player of the Year. “If he does move, I think he will settle easier at another club in England,” Hoddle told The Sun. last_img read more

Arteta relaxed over summer signings

first_img So far, Arsenal’s only confirmed signing this summer has been France Under-21 forward Yaya Sanogo, a free transfer from Auxerre who was handed a start in attack against Galatasaray. Spaniard Arteta, however, confirmed the club is working hard behind the scenes to help strengthen the squad ahead of their crucial Champions League play-off later this month. “I think we are going to start the season with new faces. That is what we are all hoping for. That will give us a big boost and everyone is very positive,” said Arteta, himself a deadline day signing from Everton in August 2011. “It will happen. I have no doubts about it. It takes time, but I know the boss is working really hard on it, and the board as well. It will happen for sure. “I am very convinced but the great players normally come at the end of the transfer window. The clubs work hard to keep their best players and I think Arsenal will do well in the transfer window.” Arteta knows Arsenal must make the most of the momentum gained from the superb 10-match unbeaten run at the end of last season which saw them snatch fourth place from north London rivals Tottenham. “We know that we need to start really well from the start,” he said. “We can’t afford to drop points as we have done at the start of the last couple of seasons. We will start by hitting the ground running.” Arsenal must now regroup for next weekend’s final pre-season friendly against Manchester City in Helsinki, before the action kicks off for real with the visit of Aston Villa on August 17. The Gunners showed some form in patches on their return from a gruelling Asia tour during the Emirates Cup at the weekend, coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Rafael Benitez’s Napoli on Saturday, but then throwing away a 1-0 half-time lead against Galatasaray when a double from Didier Drogba secured the pre-season tournament trophy for the Turks. Arsenal’s protracted pursuit of Liverpool’s wantaway striker Luis Suarez has dominated the headlines, though, with the Anfield club insisting their star man is not for sale and rejecting a £40million plus £1 bid, which was believed would trigger the Uruguayan’s release clause. Press Association Arteta added: “We need to close the gap with the teams that are trying to win the titles. We have been too far in the last few seasons. We will start and see how it goes, but we won’t be as far this season.” Arsenal are, meanwhile, shortly expected to confirm the sale of Ivory Coast forward Gervinho to Roma and also Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh to newly-promoted Crystal Palace. Elsewhere, versatile young Gunners Nico Yennaris and Ignasi Miquel, both 20, are reported to be joining Leicester on loan. Arsenal are also said to be keen on Al Ain talent Omar Abdulrahman, offering the United Arab Emirates London 2012 Olympian a trail according to his club’s chairman. Vice-captain Mikel Arteta has told Arsenal fans to be patient as new big-money signings are on their way to lift the squad ahead of the new season and help fight for the Barclays Premier League title.last_img read more

Local day care worker arrested for abusing infant who refused to nap

first_imgA day care worker in Margate, Florida has been arrested for allegedly abusing an infant who refused to take a nap during their scheduled nap time.The incident was reported at the Learning City Academy, at 7336 West Atlantic Blvd, in May of 2018.Authorities say 59-year-old Gladys LaRosa told investigators that she became angry with the infant because nap time had been going on for 30 minutes and instead of napping like the other children, the 18-month-old was playing with his toys and making noise. La Rosa says she planned to go over to the infant and soothe him to sleep, however, when she got to him, her anger got the best of  her and she pushed the infant down on the cot causing him to hit his head on the metal frame.LaRosa then told investigators that she only noticed the infant had been injured when she changed his diaper and noticed a cut on his face. She then cleaned the cut and washed the blood off of the cot with bleach.She was arrested at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday and has been charged with aggravated child abuse.A judge granted her an $1,000 bond and instructed her to stay away from the victim and to not work in places that involve children.last_img read more

The Latest: World Games to shift dates to avoid OLY overlap

first_imgFormer U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe says in a video posted on social media that he tested positive for the coronavirus.McEnroe, younger brother of eight-time major champion John, said he did a drive-through test in upstate New York after developing what he called “minor symptoms” about 10 days ago.Patrick McEnroe said: “The good news is I feel fine. My symptoms have passed. I feel, really, 100 percent.”As a player, he won one tournament in singles and 16 in doubles, including the 1989 French Open.He succeeded his brother as Davis Cup captain and served in that job for nearly a decade, leading the United States to the title in 2007. The younger McEnroe also served as general manager of player development for the U.S. Tennis Association.He and his brother now are both TV analysts for tennis matches, sometimes working alongside each other in the booth.___Dr. Vivek Murthy, the former surgeon general of the United States under President Barack Obama and someone who has advised the NBA throughout the global coronavirus pandemic, will take questions from NBA fans later this week.The league is setting up a live question-and-answer session on its Twitter account with Murthy, beginning Wednesday at 4 p.m. Eastern. The 36 clubs in Germany’s top two divisions have agreed to accept the recommendation of the league authority to extend the period without games to April 30 at least.The last game played was on March 11.League president Christian Seifert says “the most important thing without question is controlling the outbreak of the virus and especially protecting groups at risk.”Training for the 36 clubs is to remain stopped until April 5.UEFA is to meet with its 55 members on Wednesday with the fate of the remaining Champions League, Europa League and international games to be discussed. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to the summer of 2021 will have an impact on numerous other events — including an Olympic-style event for sports that are not part of the Summer Games. The new dates for the Olympics — July 23-Aug. 8, 2021 — now overlaps with the 2021 World Games, which were set to be held in Birmingham, Alabama between July 15-25.The International World Games Association says it will shift the dates of its signature event to an earlier date in 2021 or to a similar time in 2022.The World Games began in 1981 and are held every four years to showcase disciplines that are not on the Olympic program, such as sumo, floorball, billiards, lifesaving, orienteering, dance sport and tug of war. Birmingham won the right to stage the 11th edition, beating out Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia to become the first U.S. host since Santa Clara, California for the inaugural World Games.Birmingham expects some 3,600 athletes from more than 100 nations to participate. ___Scotland rugby coach Gregor Townsend has agreed to a 25% salary deferral from April 1 to Sept. 1.The coaches of two professional sides, Richard Cockerill at Edinburgh and Dave Rennie at Glasgow, have made the same agreement, though Rennie begins his new job as Australia coach in July.Scottish Rugby also announced CEO Mark Dodson was taking a 30% deferral, and the board 25%.Last week, England coach Eddie Jones accepted a 25% pay cut. The IWGA has been especially affected by the coronavirus outbreak that has largely shut down sports around the world. The organization’s president, José Perurena, has tested positive in Spain.___A $75 million rescue package was rolled out by English cricket’s governing body on Tuesday to help teams at all levels withstand the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board said 40 million pounds (about $50 million) was being made available at the top-tier level. More than 20 million pounds (about $25 million) will go to the local cricket clubs, via loans and grants. “It will be months before the full financial fallout is made clear,” ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said. “We will continue work with all of our partners to protect the ongoing health of the entire game in the short term and beyond.” ___Organizers of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Roger Federer’s hometown of Basel say ticket sales will start on schedule on Thursday.The tournament is due to run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. Organizers say tickets will be refunded “should the coronavirus crisis continue and the Swiss tennis highlight not take place.”The ATP Tour is currently suspended until at least June.Federer and his wife donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.04 million) last week to help families in need in his home country during the pandemic. ___Reigning NCAA women’s singles tennis champion Estela Perez-Somarriba has decided to delay the start of her professional career and remain at the University of Miami for another year.Perez-Somarriba, a senior, will take advantage of an NCAA decision Monday to give Division I spring-sport athletes an additional year of eligibility after the coronavirus pandemic curtailed their 2020 season.Perez-Somarriba won the singles title last May. She’s 141-23 at Miami and holds the school record for match victories.___ NBA fans are being urged to send in questions ahead of time to Murthy with the hashtag of #NBATogether.The NBA Together initiative was born “to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans in response to the coronavirus pandemic” and has seen members of the NBA family engaging globally with followers.Murthy’s new book, “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World,” examines loneliness as a public health concern. It will be released April 28.___China’s government has ordered all major sports events to remain suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak, meaning the country’s basketball league will have to push back its planned restart. The Latest: World Games to shift dates to avoid OLY overlap The Chinese Basketball Association had hoped to resume play in mid-April but was denied government approval to do so. Instead, China’s General Administration of Sport issued a statement saying any large sporting events that draw crowds “are temporarily not being resumed.” The agency did not give a timeline for when the suspensions may be lifted, but said it will “make timely adjustments according to the epidemic prevention and control situation.” The CBA has been suspended since Jan. 24 because of the spread of COVID-19. The league is reportedly considering a proposal to bring all 20 teams to one or two cities and play the remainder of the regular season in empty arenas.___Bellator has postponed its three cards set for May in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Kapas won gold in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2019 world championships in China and a bronze medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.___Global soccer union FIFPro says seven-time Slovakian champion Zilina is opting for bankruptcy after offering players a “take it or leave it” 80% pay cut.FIFPro says it believes Zilina is the first European club to go into liquidation since the coronavirus outbreak.The union says Zilina “refused to negotiate with the (Slovak) player union.” Fans entering the stadiums in Belarus over the weekend were given antiseptic hand gel but few wore masks for protection.Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been defiant about not limiting people’s movement, saying “it’s better to die standing than to live on your knees.”Baer-Hoffmann says FIFPro does not have a member union in Belarus but “we will be lobbying” to introduce precautions.___The Bundesliga soccer season will remain suspended through April because of the coronavirus pandemic. Two-time mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray says he believes Wimbledon will be canceled.The All England Club board will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the 2020 tournament.The grasscourt season lasts only six weeks and Wimbledon is staged when daylight hours are the longest in Britain. The club has acknowledged the short window available to it and ruled out playing without spectators.The French Open has been postponed from May to September.The brother of two-time Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray was asked whether he thinks a cancellation is more likely than a postponement. He told BBC Radio 4: “I think so. I think for them it is difficult to move the tournament back for many reasons, because you are running into other tournaments.” Royals chairman John Sherman, who purchased the club late last year from David Glass, said in a statement that his group of players, executives and investors “share a deep connection to the Kansas City community, which is why the entire Royals family is coming together to do our part.”The Royals would have opened their season against the White Sox last week in Chicago. Their home opener would have been Thursday against the Mariners. At this point, nobody is quite sure when the club will take the field.Longtime outfielder Alex Gordon donated to the Royals’ food drive. He says that his family is staying home during the pandemic, but “we feel very blessed, and we want to make sure our neighbors are taken care of.”___Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame President & CEO John Doleva said the organization is moving forward with its planned London Showcase doubleheader in December that will match Kentucky against Michigan and Marist against UMBC. The start of the English cricket season has been delayed until May 28 at the earliest. A range of options for cricket to begin in June, July or August are being modeled.___Colombia’s soccer league has asked the country’s government to help clubs affected by the new coronavirus outbreak. The league tournament was stopped on March 13, with initial hopes for a restart in April. The head of the league, Jorge Enrique Vélez, says he doesn’t want taxpayer money but policies to support the affected. ___Hungarian Olympic swimmer Boglarka Kapas says she has tested positive for COVID-19.The 26-year-old Kapas writes in an Instagram post that she had to submit to testing in order to return to training.She says her first test was negative but a second test showed she has the virus. She is staying in quarantine at home for two weeks.Kapas says “I don’t have any symptoms yet and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus.” ___ABC/ESPN has moved up the premier of the 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance” featuring Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls to April 19. The docuseries will be shown on ESPN on Sunday nights and on Netflix outside of the United States.It was originally scheduled to be released in June but sports fans have clamored on social media for the series to be moved up in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and with most sporting events canceled or postponed.The news was announced on Good Morning America.The Bulls won six NBA titles during the 1990s and were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Dennis Rodman. Doleva said in a statement that it “remains diligent in monitoring the situation and making decisions in the best interest of public health.” He added that the health and safety of players, fans and staff is of the “utmost importance” and will communicate with the four schools with updates as needed.___Global soccer union FIFPro says soccer players in Belarus are worried about the continuing despite the coronavirus pandemic.FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann says “it’s not comprehendible” that the Belarus league is still playing after kicking off this month. It’s the only top-tier European league in action.Baer-Hoffmann says “there are players who are reaching out concerned.” The league is also relaxing its financial fair play rules because it expects clubs will struggle to adapt to a prolonged shortfall in TV, ticket and sponsorship revenue.Clubs which start insolvency proceedings this season won’t be hit with a mandatory nine-point deduction. The teams’ “liquidity situation” also won’t be considered when issuing licenses for next season.The Bundesliga hasn’t played a game since March 11. Clubs from the top two divisions have voted to extend the suspension to at least April 30.___The new ownership group of the Kansas City Royals, along with players, staff and the organization’s charitable arm are donating more than 500,000 meals to Harvesters, a local food bank helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The move follows the club selling 20-year-old forward Róbert Boženík to Feyenoord in January for a reported fee of about 4.5 million euros ($4.9 million).Zilina is second in the now-suspended Slovak league. The club played in the Champions League in 2010-11 but lost all six games in a group that included Chelsea and Marseille.___The Badminton World Federation has frozen the world rankings while the circuit is suspended.The rankings have been backdated to March 17. That was the day after the last international tournament, the All England Open. They will be the basis for entry and seeding into the next international tournaments, whenever they are. The MMA organization says it will try and reschedule Bellator 242 set for May 9 in San Jose, California, a May 16 card in London and Bellator 243 on May 29 in Temecula, California.Bellator says it will try to reschedule the events as soon as it can.___Soccer players in Germany could be tested for the coronavirus before games if the season resumes.The German Football League says it has set up a medical task force which is working on a “procedure for the strict and independent testing of players and other staff members, including immediately prior to matchdays.” March 31, 2020 The world circuit is suspended to the end of April, but the BWF expects more tournaments to be put off in May and June.It says it has yet to decide how the rankings will be unfrozen.The BWF says “it is difficult to outline the exact procedure until we have an exact overview of what the international calendar will look like once play resumes and suspended tournaments have been rescheduled.”With the Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021, the BWF says it is reviewing the Olympic qualification process. It notes the consequences of freezing the world rankings does not apply to Olympic qualifying. ___ Federer is a 10-time champion at the Swiss Indoors and will turn 39 before this year’s tournament. He was twice a ball boy at the event and made his debut as a player in 1998 when he was 17. He lost in the first round to Andre Agassi.Federer posted footage on his social media accounts on Monday of him practising trick shots in his rehabilitation after surgery on his left knee in February.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

VB : Syracuse continues struggles in 5th set over weekend

first_imgAs Villanova middle blocker CeCe Twitty slammed home the winning spike of the third set, Kelly Morrisroe had a sickening feeling of déjà vu. The SU assistant coach had seen her team squander enough leads, and they had just missed an opportunity to sweep the Wildcats.‘How could I think that the game wasn’t going five (sets)?’ said Morrisroe. ‘As a coach, your mind automatically thinks about where we’ve struggled this season.’SU was able to escape the prospect of another five-set match against Villanova on Friday night at the Women’s Building by winning the fourth set to clinch a conference victory. But the team wasn’t as fortunate against Georgetown on Sunday, losing in five sets to add another defeat to an abysmal record in games that take all five sets to decide.The Orange has won just one five-set match this season, beating Youngstown State 3-2 on Aug. 27. Since then, the team has lost five-set matches to Utah Valley, Buffalo, South Florida, Niagara and Georgetown.So even though the third set was the only one Villanova would win Friday night,AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMorrisroe couldn’t help but think of the worst-case scenario. SU won the first two sets in losses against Utah State and South Florida, and Villanova had momentum after that Twitty spike.‘You start thinking about the ways we’ve lost this season and five-set losses are at the top of that list,’ said Morrisroe. ‘The game (against Villanova) could’ve easily gone five sets.’The game against Georgetown did go the full five sets and resulted in another five-set loss. In different, yet equally painful ways, SU has let their opponents crawl back into contests.The Orange had several chances to end the South Florida game with a sweep two weeks ago on their home court, but after the second set the offense couldn’t finish off a gritty opponent. Shots routinely fell right into the heart of the Bulls defense as a two-set lead slipped away. USF libero Janice Rivera didn’t have to work hard for her 21 digs in the match. In the fourth set, Rivera easily dug three separate spike attempts by freshman outside hitter Andrea Fisher.Morrisroe lamented her team’s ability to close out opponents. But two days later, SU would lose to Niagara in five sets.‘We tend to let our opponents hang around,’ Morrisroe said.But SU didn’t let Georgetown hang around in Sunday’s five-set loss. The Orange had to win the fourth set at home after dropping the second and third sets due to hitting errors and mistimed blocks. After forcing a fifth set, the team came out flat and fell behind early on.‘We didn’t have enough energy,’ SU setter Laura Homann said. ‘We have to change our approach because something has to change in five-set games.’That lack of energy cost the Orange in the final set. SU couldn’t overcome the early deficit to beat the Hoyas.Trailing 6-4 in the fifth set, Homann and outside hitter Noemie Lefebvre collided a few feet behind the net. Both were trying to dig a spike from Georgetown outside hitter Alex Johnson, but neither succeeded. Two plays later, Georgetown libero MacKenzie Simpson served a shot that landed perfectly in the back right corner of the court and widened the Hoyas lead even more.  Five minutes later, freshman Ying Shen gave Georgetown the win by serving into the net.Homann said the first-year players like Shen could have something to do with the Orange’s five-set problems. ‘Some of the girls haven’t dealt with this kind of challenge,’ Homann said. ‘We’re young.’Youth aside, defensive specialist Ashley Williams said she isn’t sure why her team can’t win a match that goes the distance.‘It’s a great question to ask,’ said Williams. ‘Five-set games keep frustrating us.’nctoney@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on October 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: nctoney@syr.edu | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more

County U21B hurling final goes to replay

first_imgThat’s after Ballinahinch/Templederry and Gortnahoe-Glengoole couldn’t be separated in yesterday’s final.The sides finished 1-19 a piece in Holycross.It looks like the replay will take place next Sunday in Holycross, although this is subject to final confirmation.last_img

Fight between Drogba and Mido caused our plane to shake – Former coach reveals

first_imgA former manager at French club, Olympique Marseille has revealed that a fight between then teammates, Didier Drogba and Hossan Mido caused the plane they were travelling in to shake.Jose Anigo said although the pair were friends, things spiralled out of control when Mido, known to be a prankster played a trick on the stewardess.Drogba, upset with the act, confronted Mido on the plane leading to a fight between the two.Marseille were returning to France after a UEFA Cup quarterfinal win against Inter Milan in the 2003-04 season when the argument between the players started.CAIRO, EGYPT – FEBRUARY 10: Mido of Egypt consoles Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast after Egpt won the The African Cup of Nations Final between Egypt and Ivory Coast at The Cairo International Stadium on February 10, 2006 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)“There was an altercation between Drogba and Mido on board a plane,” Anigo told RMC Sport in an interview.“We were coming back from a European tie. Mido used to play some bizarre jokes. He played one on the stewardess, and Didier didn’t appreciate it. Anigo said the fight was so intense that it created some turbulence in the plane, which forced both players to settle down.“[Didier] remonstrated with Mido, and things became very heated between the two of them. We were up in the air, and I can tell you the plane shook! They caused turbulence,” he said.“They were a couple of heavyweights. Normally they were friends, but at that point, tempers flared between them.”Mido spent only one year at Marseille, scoring 9 goals before moving to Roma.Drogba scored 32 goals that season as Marseille reached the UEFA Cup final before signing for Premier League club Chelsea.last_img read more