Mojo Maritime, a part of James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), has, together with Ecole Centrale de Nantes, enabled Floatgen to supply energy to the French electrical grid from the SEM-REV marine energy test site, near Le Croisic in France.Ecole Centrale de Nantes and Mojo Maritime worked at the Floatgen floating wind turbine, which is one of the few prototypes installed in the world today, to replace a defective connection box which was preventing an electrical connection to marine energy converters.Ecole Centrale de Nantes installed the subsea connection hub, to which three demonstrators can connect simultaneously on the SEM-REV site two years ago.However, final validation checks on the connection revealed an insulation defect on one of the phases of the 25 km long underwater cable, which had to be repaired to ensure it wouldn’t jeopardize future projects and was ready to supply energy to the French electrical grid.The Ariadne offshore construction vessel was chartered for the task. The 8MW electrical connection is now operational and will start supplying its first kWhs this summer, the company noted.Mojo Maritime France project manager, Maxime Morandeau, said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Ecole Centrale de Nantes on this project. To optimize operations we used Mermaid for accurate modelling and scenario planning, which reduces the risk of any unexpected situations or costs, and meant that the project was completed according to plan.”
Batesville, IN—Batesville Community School Corporation is providing a “Grab and Go” Breakfast AND Lunch for your student. You may pick the meal up at Batesville Middle School or the designated drop off points. Forms need to be completed online by 8 am each day to receive a meal. Click here for the form. This service will be available on:Today – (Lunch Only) Pick up at Batesville Middle School from 10 AM-Noon (no matter what school your child attends).Wednesday, March 18 – Pick up at Batesville Middle School from 9 AM-Noonor visit the drop off locations at the designated times (Grab and Go will include Breakfast and Lunch).Thursday, March 19 – Pick up at Batesville Middle School from 9 AM-Noonor drop off locations listed below at the designated times (Grab and Go will include Breakfast and Lunch)Drop off/Pick up locations include:Route #1 Oldenburg – (Holy Family School Lot) (From 9:00 – 9:30 AM)Route #1 Pheasant Run Drive (At the first corner inside main entrance, not on the highway) (From 9:30 – 10:00 AM)Route #2 YMCA (From 9:00 – 9:30 AM)Route #2 Morris (St. Anthony’s Church Lot) (From 9:30 – 10:00 AM)Route #3 Arlington Drive (At Oakbrook Court and Canterbury Apartments) (From 9:00 – 9:30 AM)Route #3 McNair Manor at Tekulve Road (From 9:30 – 10:00 AM)
Laurel, IN — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department was called to investigate an alleged burglary Sunday on Chapel Road in northwestern Franklin County. Among the items taken, was a 2008 Polaris Trail Boss 330, red in color with black cargo racks.Deputies are asking anyone with information to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at 765-647-4138. Callers can remain anonymous.
For Pellegrini, the result rather than the scoreline was all that mattered, adding: “We were not trying to send a message, we were trying to add points which is more important. “For us it was important to win away, and we’ll try to do it again on Saturday (at Southampton) before we then play Arsenal.” West Brom head coach Steve Clarke rightly acknowledged City as being “a really, really good team” and that the two early goals killed off his side’s challenge. Clarke said: “We wanted to stay in the game as long as possible, but they managed to pull away with the two goals in the first half. “That then makes it difficult when you are playing a good team. “You can risk a little to try and get back in the game, but if you risk too much then you can end up doing serious damage to your goal difference. “We tried our best to get back into the game in the second half, and even in the first we had some moments, some opportunities, we could have have created something, but didn’t quite. “It was a game where it had to go to 2-1, which at any stage in the second half would have given us a fighting chance. “But the third goal from the penalty was a shocking goal to concede, and that more or less killed it. “But credit to my players because we kept going and got our reward in the end with two late goals, which in my opinion puts a fairer reflection on the game.” Clarke, meanwhile, had no complaints with the two penalty decisions from referee Chris Foy. The first was for Kolarov’s tackle on Shane Long five minutes into the second half, and the second when Claudio Yacob brought down Kolarov that led to Toure’s spot kick even though the midfielder appeared to get the ball first. Clarke added: “Their penalty was a penalty, and the tackle on Shane, if given, would have been very soft.” Yaya Toure then produced a deft touch 15 minutes later to a low ball from Aleksandar Kolarov, and but for a fine save from Boaz Myhill to deny Aguero it could have been 3-0 before the interval. A Toure penalty after 72 minutes gave City their third before Albion pulled one back courtesy of a Costel Pantilimon own goal four minutes from time and added a second four minutes into injury time from Victor Anichebe. The scoreline was perhaps rough justice on City, who remain six points behind leaders Arsenal at the top of the Barclays Premier League, but it at least ended back-to-back away defeats. “We played very well. In other (away) games we played as well as we did in this game, but for some reason we didn’t score the two early goals like we did here,” assessed Pellegrini. “We had a lot of chances to score, and for 45 minutes we were very good. The scoreline doesn’t tell the story. It was not such a close match as the score says. “Maybe we were thinking of the next game before we finished this one, and in football the game is not over until the final whistle. “So they scored two late goals, which is why it finished 3-2, but we certainly had more advantage over the whole game. “The game was more easy than we thought which is why we relaxed in the final few minutes.” Press Association Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed his side’s return to form away from home even though they took their foot off the gas in the dying stages. City totally controlled the game at The Hawthorns, opening up a 3-0 lead over West Brom before conceding two late goals. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the ninth minute, sweeping home his 17th goal of the season, as many as West Brom have managed from their entire squad.
Head coach John Carver was grateful for Newcastle’s decision not to sell striker Papiss Cisse in January after he fired the club to their first home win of 2015 against Aston Villa. “This season, he has probably scored more scruffy goals than he ever has, but I am not bothered because he is actually scoring goals. That’s why it was important to keep him here and that’s why it was important to get him in the team and put him in the right area.” The decisive moment arrived against the run of play with 37 minutes gone, with the quality of Daryl Janmaat’s cross and Cisse’s control and finish, if not Jores Okore’s defending, out of keeping with a poor game. Substitute Ayoze Perez might have added a second with a 76th-minute header which came back off the post, but, had it not been for two Tim Krul saves from Christian Benteke and Tom Cleverley either side of the break, Villa would have emerged with something to show for their efforts. It was just Newcastle’s second league win in eight attempts under Carver and, while it was unconvincing, it was definitely welcome. The head coach said: “The one thing I will so is we did actually show that professionalism that we didn’t show against Stoke City when we conceded the late goal, so maybe the guys have learned from it. “Let’s not hide the fact that today has not been a classic, has it? It’s not been a proper classic.. But I’ll tell you what, the thing that’s pleased me is we have kept a clean sheet, we have had players who have put their bodies on the line – and I have to mention Fabricio Coloccini in particular. “His block towards the end of the games was outstanding. That’s as good as scoring a goal at the other end.” For Villa boss Tim Sherwood, there were positives to take from a seventh successive league defeat as he prepares for next week’s double header against derby rivals West Brom. The Senegal international was the subject of interest from the Middle East during the winter transfer window, but the Magpies hierarchy supported Carver’s desire to keep him and were rewarded when he struck to secure a 1-0 victory at St James’ Park with his 11th goal of the season. Carver said: “His goal ratio is fantastic – but we have got to provide him with the service. If we don’t provide him with the service, then he won’t score goals, so I need to make sure that the team provides him with service because he is valuable to us. Press Association He said: “That [the performance] is a consolation, yes, but it’s still no points, so I want a really poor performance on Tuesday night and three points, please. “But listen, two wins this week and we will bounce into the next game. We need a shot of confidence here. There’s not a lack of desire in that dressing room. The boys really care, they really do care – they are low in there. “A lot of managers try to take the pressure off you – I think Paul Lambert has probably been trying to do that to the guys all season. I’m going to try the other way, I am going to put in on them, ‘We’re under pressure, boys, we are under pressure, this is a massive football club with a lot of good people involved in it and the fans are magnificent’. “The pressure valve is up already; let’s put pressure on ourselves to try to get points in these last few games.” Meanwhile, Carver revealed that the knee injury which forced left-back Massadio Haidara off on a stretcher is not thought to be too serious.
-GTTA given A+ for preparationELEVEN countries, including host Guyana, will battle in the 61st Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championship, which officially serves off this morning at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Included in the mix are a strong Puerto Rican side and The Dominican Republic. The two nations are early favourites to repeat as male and female team champions respectively.Aruba and Suriname were the only two original teams that were scheduled to travel that did not make the trip. The other teams here are Cuba, Martinique, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica and Guadeloupe.Prior to today’s competition, several of the teams were battling in the Pan American Qualifiers, and President of the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation, Teddy Matthews, was quick to point out that the organising body– the Guyana Table Tennis Association– had so far done an excellent job.A+ FOR PREPARATION Speaking at the official launch of the Caribbean Championships last evening, Matthews said that he was pleasantly surprised with the efforts of the GTTA and said that without a doubt he would give them an A plus for preparations.“They (the GTTA) did a fantastic job in just six months, the hotel is great, the food is great, and the transportation is of a high class.”Matthews added that some of the services are better than what he was exposed to at previous World Championships.President of the GTTA, Godfrey Munroe, told Chronicle Sport that the tournament is key for the further development of the sport locally.“This positions us as a table tennis nation, more than the ability for the players to compete for medals, this positions us to be strategically placed in terms of the new direction of the ITTF.”Last evening the teams were expected to do a draw for the start of this morning’s team battle. The countries will also play in the male doubles, the female doubles, the mixed doubles, the male singles, the female singles, the U-21 female singles, the U-21 male singles and an over-45 open competition from today until March 31.Guyana has a team of 30 players and Munroe is confident that several players will medal.The top three male and female nations will qualify for the Pan American Cup, which is scheduled for Paraguay in September. That event would be used as qualifications for the World Championships.Along with Munroe and Matthews, Latin American TT president Juan Vila, former Caribbean champion Sidney Christophe, and Director of Sport Christopher Jones, were at the opening for remarks and the meeting of the teams.
This time of year it is not uncommon to hear the phrase “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell that to the No. 3 USC men’s volleyball team (7-4, 5-3) as it returned to the friendly confines of the Galen Center last Friday with a clunk.One would assume the team would be happy to return home, after spending the entire month of February on the road. However, the Trojans were routed by the No. 7 Pepperdine Waves in three unimpressive sets (30-28, 30-28, and 30-26), leaving the one-time No. 1 team searching for answers to their newfound woes.“The team has been able to battle through some tough challenges over the last week,” senior middle blocker Hunter Current said. “With that, there is a renewed energy and confidence that we are ready to compete again.”Thanks to quirky schedule makers, who in a few short months have made the Trojans the road warriors of collegiate sports, the team will have a chance to mend its bruised heart with back-to-back home games this weekend against two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference foes: Pacific (6-10, 0-10) and No. 2 Stanford (7-3, 6-3).Friday night’s 7 p.m. tilt against the Tigers of Pacific University is subtly one of the most important matches USC will face all season. The Tigers are at the bottom of the MPSF, have yet to win a conference game and are fragile to say the least, and the Trojans are in desperate need of a morale boost after dropping three of their past four matches.This season, Pacific is led by Serbian sensation and freshman middle blocker Nikola Vukicevic, not to be confused with USC men’s basketball big man, Nikola Vucevic. The freshman star from Belgrade is second on the team in kills per set (2.33) while also hitting at an efficient rate of .426.Although the Tigers lack the fire power compared to other teams USC has faced, like Pepperdine, Cal State Northridge and UC Irvine, the Tigers started the season 4-0 en route to a top-10 standing throughout the first month of competition. Since its hot start however, the team has fallen on hard times, losing 10 of their previous 12 matches, with seven of the losses coming by way of a three-set sweep.If Friday night’s match is the tune-up game of the weekend for USC, Saturday afternoon’s clash with the No. 2 Cardinal is far and away the premiere showcase. While USC is limping into this weekend, searching for answers after the recent slump, the Cardinal are in the midst of a season-best four-match winning streak.Led by reigning National Player of the Week sophomore outside hitter Brad Lawson, Stanford heads into Saturday’s match looking like the team more apt to make a run at an NCAA title. Lawson, who leads the team in kills per set (4.91) and service aces (16), is joined by senior leader and fellow opposite hitter, Evan Romero, who last year set the school record for most kills in a season.After wins against perennial powerhouses UCLA and UC Irvine last weekend, a 4 p.m. showdown at the Galen Center with the Trojans is well worth the price of admission — which for students is free with a school I.D.For Bill Ferguson and the Trojans, the key to repairing the damage of last week’s embarrassing loss to Pepperdine is playing with the same heart and passion the team displayed so effortlessly while atop the nation’s standings just weeks earlier. While the team has found success this season as a unit, in order to regain the stride and swagger necessary to get back to the NCAA Final, junior team leaders opposite hitter Murphy Troy (4.05 kills per game), setter Riley McKibbin (552 assists this season) and middle blocker Austin Zahn (.460 hitting percentage this season) will need to do just that during this weekend’s home stand: lead.If the Trojans fail to regain that sense of leadership, résumé-boosting matches like the ones they will face this weekend will go in a bad direction and a once-promising season has the potential to follow suit.“As a senior, I would say this team has experienced worse problems than losing three of past four games,” Current said. “We are fortunate to experience some valuable ‘downs’ this early in the season, ultimately helping us to peak at the right time.”
MORE: 10 best Packers-Cowboys games of all timeThis season, Green Bay (3-1) and Dallas (3-1) meet Sunday in a key NFC showdown between teams trying to get an early leg up on the playoff race. Both suffered their first loss of the season in Week 4.Will Rodgers deal the Cowboys another losing hand? Here is a look at the stats, the moments and the significance of Rodgers’ success against Dallas.Aaron Rodgers vs. Cowboys stats— Rodgers is 6-2 as a starter against the Cowboys. His first start doubled as Dallas’ first victory at Lambeau Field on Sept. 21, 2008. Rodgers has won six of seven starts since.— Rodgers has led two game-winning drives in the playoffs in his career, and both came at the expense of Dallas in the divisional playoffs. The first came in a 26-21 victory against the Cowboys in the 2015-16 postseason. The second came two years later in a 34-31 victory in the 2016-17 playoffs.— In nine career games against Dallas (including postseason), Rodgers has 2,371 yards with 16 TDs and just 2 interceptions. He has added 2 rushing TDs, as well. Rodgers has a 101.7 passer rating against the Cowboys in the regular season and a 109.5 rating against them in the playoffs.— In three games at Dallas, Rodgers is 65-of-95 passing for 876 passing yard, 6 TDs and 1 interception. Sunday will mark his third start at AT&T Stadium.PACKERS vs. COWBOYS PICKS:Pick against the spread | Straight-up predictionAaron Rodgers vs. Cowboys momentsNov. 29, 2007: Rodgers replaces FavreA “Thursday Night Football” matchup between 10-1 teams took a turn when Favre was injured, but Rodgers impressed with 201 yards and a TD in a 37-27 loss that influenced the franchise’s quarterback decision the next season.Green Bay knew Rodgers could play.Jan. 11, 2015: Rodgers wins on one legThe 2014-15 NFC divisional playoff matchup is remembered for the Dez Bryant catch ruling. It overshadowed Rodgers, who despite a leg injury led two TD drives in the second half of the Packers’ 26-21 victory.Jan. 15, 2017: Rodgers delivers on third-and-20 Rodgers led Green Bay to a quick 21-3 lead in the NFC divisional playoffs, but the Cowboys tied the game at 28. The teams traded field goals, and Dallas tied it again with a 52-yarder by Dan Bailey with 35 seconds left.That was too much time for Rodgers, who hit Jared Cook for 35 yards on third-and-20 to set up a game-winning, 51-yard field goal by Mason Crosby.Rodgers passed for 355 yards, 2 TDs and an interception in the 34-31 victory.Oct. 28, 2017: Rodgers leads a comebackGreen Bay trailed 21-12 at one point, but Rodgers heated up in the second half with 20 fourth-quarter points in a 35-31 regular-season victory at AT&T Stadium.Rodgers threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 11 seconds left and finished with 221 yards and 3 TDs.Why Aaron Rodgers’ success vs. Cowboys mattersRodgers’ success against the Cowboys has flipped the script on the rivalry after the days of Favre, who was 2-9 as a starter against the Cowboys. That includes an 0-8 record in Dallas and 0-3 against the Cowboys in the postseason. While Favre was struggling, Troy Aikman led Dallas to three Super Bowl appearances during the 1990s. Will Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers be the star of the rivalry with the Cowboys again Sunday?Perhaps “star” is a poor word choice given how Rodgers has tormented Dallas since 2007. Of the 10 greatest games between the Cowboys and Packers, Rodgers has been the headliner in three. That includes the 2007 matchup when he nearly led Green Bay to a victory after replacing an injured Brett Favre. With Rodgers, Green Bay’s two playoff victories over Dallas knocked out Cowboys teams that finished with 12-4 and 13-3 records, respectively. It can be argued that Rodgers has been the biggest hurdle for the Cowboys to clear in this decade.Rodgers’ success has tilted the all-time series back in the favor of Green Bay, too. The Packers now lead the all-time series 19-17, and the 38th meeting should add another interesting chapter.Rodgers will play a huge role in that outcome. The only question is whether he will be the “star” again.
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