Top news, December 25 – 31, 2017

first_imgTidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from December 25 – 31, 2017.Wello nets 10MW wave energy order for BaliGapura Energi Utama (GEU), an Indonesian infrastructure construction company, has placed an order to Wello to supply it with a 10MW wave energy park equipped with Penguin devices. The park will be located next to Nusa Penida Island in Bali and it will be the largest wave energy park globally, according to the Finnish wave energy developer Wello.GE job cuts in UK linked to Swansea lagoon decision lagMore than a thousand jobs set to be lost over GE Power business restructuring in the UK have been linked to the continued delay of the UK government to make a decision on the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon scheme. The company said the job losses will primarily affect GE’s workers in Stafford and Rugby in the English Midlands – the sites where GE planned to manufacture and assemble key components for the power generation system of the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon.Spanish wave firm bags Horizon 2020 fundingBilbao-based developer Arrecife Energy Systems has received €50,000 of cash boost through EU’s Horizon 2020 funding program to further advance its wave energy technology. Arrecife Energy Systems is developing a device that simulates the natural behavior of coral reefs and their efficiency in absorbing wave energy.Finnish wave sets eyes on €1M crowdfunding prizeFinland-based developer Wello has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to support its growing wave energy ambitions.Namely, Wello is looking to raise a minimum of €1 million through Invesdor crowdfunding platform to support its two-fold growth strategy. The campaign, which started on December 21, 2017, has already attracted over €550,000 of investments or 55% of the targeted amount.Catapult guides energy innovators through progress hurdlesThe Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) has launched a new Innovator Toolkit for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to guide them through the energy sector transformation. The toolkit, developed with the Energy Innovation Centre, includes guidelines aimed at helping innovative start-ups and SMEs in accessing funding, and test and demonstration facilities across the UK.Tidal Energy Todaylast_img read more

Aiyegbeni tips Osimhen to become one of world’s best striker

first_imgFIFA ambassador Yakubu Ayegbeni is backing Lille forward Victor Osimhen to become one of the best strikers in the world.Advertisement Loading… The 21-year-old has been in dazzling form for his French top-flight outfit following his move from Sporting Charleroi. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In CinemaWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time The Great Danes have invested considerable faith in the Nigerian since acquiring him as a replacement for Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe.However, there is a sense the 2015 U17 Fifa World Cup top scorer still has a lot to offer, as he boasts 18 goals in 38 appearances.Ayegbeni believes the ex-Wolfsburg prodigy who has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence, will someday become one of the world’s leading marksmen.“So many young footballers you see here and there don’t love money and not football, but when you see this boy, you will see that he loves football,” the former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Everton man told Goal.“That is why you see the desire and zeal in him every time, and if he keeps performing like this week in week out, training well and staying focused, he will be one of the top strikers in the world.“He is an example to other young footballers who should watch the way he plays at the moment to check themselves.“Osimhen is a young lad who fights, works so hard and scores goals every week.”Since breaking his international goal duck against Ukraine in September 2019, Osimhen has gone ahead to garner four goals in nine Nigeria caps.When quizzed if he could break Rashidi Yekini’s Super Eagles goal record (37), ‘The Yak’ who is the country’s third all-time leading scorer (21) is upbeat the striker can.Even at the optimism, he counselled he should be given more playing time by national team handlers to make their dream become a reality.“Records are meant to be broken,” he continued “He can if given the chance to play and I hope they can let him play in the Super Eagles for more years.Read Also: Osimhen joins Mbappe, Neymar in Ligue 1 team of the season“After he has played for three to five years, Nigerians will say things like ‘he’s old, we’re looking for younger players’.“I hope they will encourage this boy and give him a chance to show his potential in the national team.“Sometimes he will play and not get the goals, hope they can still invite him because right now, he is one of the best strikers we have in the Nigerian team.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Eto’o, Terry to be Honoured at Yobo Centenary in Port Harcourt

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeThe most decorated African player of all time, Samuel Eto’o Fils, along with some other top footballers from Africa and Europe are to be honoured at the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game scheduled for May 27 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.The event planned to celebrate the retirement of the former Super Eagles captain from the beautiful game is bankrolled majorly by the Rivers State government with support from a few other firms. Yobo who met with the Camerounian superstar at his Antalyaspor club in Turkey at the weekend confirmed that Eto’o along with outgoing Chelsea captain, John Terry, are going to be honoured for their contributions to the game.“Joseph Yobo met with Samuel Eto’o over the weekend in Europe and the Camerounian reconfirmed that he is coming to Port Harcourt to be part of Yobo’s testimonial as well as personally receive the award planned for him,” observed the Coordinator of the Yobo Centenary Game, Waidi Akanni.Akanni who is also a former Super Eagles player revealed that the coming of Eto’o and all the other big European and African players to Port Harcourt is creating a buzz in the Garden City.“Our chief host, the Rivers State Governor, His Excellency, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, is very enthusiastic of receiving all the football superstars coming to Port Harcourt. He has promised us that everyone coming to the Rivers State capital is going to leave with a lasting memory,” revealed Akanni.After an illustrious career with top clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Everton and others, Eto’o currently plays as a striker for Turkish club Antalyaspor.He won the African Player of the Year award a record four times: in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010. He was third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2005. Eto’o scored over 100 goals in five seasons with Barcelona, and is also the record holder in number of appearances by an African player in La Liga.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ruthless Nadal Beats Raonic to Hit Semis

first_imgRafael Nadal reached his first Grand Slam semi-final since 2014 with a superb 6-4 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 victory over Canada’s third seed Milos Raonic.The 14-time Grand Slam winner, who has been troubled by injuries in recent years, saved six set points in the second set before dominating the third.Nadal, the 2009 champion, faces 15th seed Grigor Dimitrov tomorrow after the Bulgarian beat David Goffin. The Spaniard, 30, remains on course to meet Roger Federer in Sunday’s final.Federer, 35, will play his fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the first semi-final today.Nadal is attempting to become the first man in the Open era – and only the third man in history after Roy Emerson and Rod Laver – to win each of the four Grand Slam titles twice.The ninth seed’s victory means six of the eight players in the men’s and women’s semi-finals are over 30.Nadal lost here in the first round to Fernando Verdasco 12 months ago and admitted to wondering if he may never again challenge for major honours.“I think I am not a very arrogant person so I always have doubts,” he said.“Even when I was winning I had doubts and even more so when I had injuries. But doubts make you work harder.“I have had a great career but I had some tough moments so that makes me enjoy moments like this even more.”Nadal last reached a Grand Slam semi-final when he won the French Open – his last major title – three years ago.A wrist injury in 2016 raised serious concerns about his future but he looked close to his very best against Raonic.He broke the big-serving Canadian once in the first set to take the lead but Raonic, who was the highest seed left in the men’s draw, looked like he would level the match in the second.Raonic needed a medical timeout midway through the set for an abductor problem, but seemed to come back stronger and had three set points on Nadal’s serve at 5-4.Nadal saved them all, then saved two more in the tie-break before Raonic double-faulted on the sixth set point, and the former world number one took the set with his first chance.Nadal took advantage of Raonic’s lack of mobility in the third set to wrap up an impressive victory, his 50th since making his debut in the tournament in 2004, with a hold to love.His win came after two hours and 44 minutes on court and he celebrated with a huge leap before falling to his knees as emotion took over.Nadal was reluctant to talk about a possible dream final against Federer.“Let me enjoy today, the victory, and being in the semi-final,” he said. “For me, it is great news. It is a good start of the season and now I have a very tough match against Dimitrov.”Federer, who won the last of 17 Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon in 2012, has only just recovered from a knee injury that kept him out for six months.“It is great for tennis that Roger is there again after an injury, after a lot of people talk about that probably he will never be back,” Nadal added.“The real thing is that he’s back and he’s probably ready to win again, fighting again to win a major. And that’s good for the fans because Roger is a legend of our sport.”Dimitrov, who works with Dani Vallverdu, former coach of Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych, had earlier beaten 11th seed Goffin 6-3 6-2 6-4.The 25-year-old began the year with a title in Brisbane and has now won 10 matches in a row.“The last two years have been a rollercoaster for me, but I’m happy with the way it happened,” said Dimitrov.“I’m appreciating things much better now. To be back in the semi-finals of a Slam means too much for me right now.”He will be appearing in his second major semi-final, having made it to the same stage at Wimbledon in 2014.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more