Wave Venture, a specialist wave energy consultancy and software provider, is developing an innovative Techno Economic analysis product called “Wave Venture TE”. This software is a hybrid desktop-cloud integrated engineering and financial analysis package.Wave Venture have been developing components of this integrated Wave Venture TE software for several years. Supported by Marine-i, they aim to have an integrated product ready to launch soon that will significantly impact the wave energy industry.The software will allow for Wave Energy Converter (WEC) developers to rapidly and accurately analyse their devices. This software brings the additional benefit of optimisation that includes all stages of a commercial wave farm development.MD, Ronan Costello, says: “Receiving grant support from Marine-i has given a huge boost to the project. It will help us to validate the dynamic simulation component of the software by comparing these with published results.”“There is a wide range of customers who can benefit greatly from our services. These include businesses investing in wave energy technology , organisations conducting research and development on wave energy conversion systems, and companies planning the deployment of wave energy farms.”Professor Lars Johanning, who leads the Marine-i team, says: “We felt that it was important to support this pioneering project. Not only could it put Cornwall at the forefront of a new field of commercial analytics, but it could also help stimulate growth in the wider wave energy industry, by giving investors and WEC developers the accurate information they need to formulate optimum commercial strategies.”“The key elements of Wave Venture TE are currently being used by our team, who are all very proficient in the correct application of the software. However, there is a big difference between an ‘in-house’ system and one that can achieve success in the broader market.“There are therefore a number of key milestones that we need to reach before we are ready to take the product to full commercial launch. These include running the software on multiple example applications, verifying the accuracy of the software on these example applications, and ensuring that all the documentation needed for the development of user manuals and training materials is in place,” concluded Costello.
GUYANA and West Indies cricketer, Keemo Paul, recently returned to his homeland in Saxacalli, on a mission to provide basic food and cleaning supplies for the livelihood of villagers.The community, which is located on the west bank of the Essequibo River, some 25 miles south of Parika, has taken it upon themselves to reduce travel to a minimum, in an effort to safeguard themselves from the novel coronavirus, commonly called COVID-19.With boat-service operation and fishing a key part of livelihood, both of which are reduced significantly now, accessing basic amenities has become difficult.The 22-year-old Paul took it upon himself to supply the community with face masks and sanitising products, along with numerous food supplies. It is understood the village has just over 60 residents currently, many of whom are elderly persons.Allan Wilson, one of the residents who collected the care hampers, stated he was overjoyed for such since it will help him and family tremendously.“I don’t work the boat as much as before so this will help us a lot. Most of our food comes from the land where we plant, but these supplies are stuff we would have to travel to Parika to get, and not going there will keep me safer”, Wilson stated.According to Paul, “Saxacalli is my home. I am not here currently, but I know that being in lockdown will be hard even for communities like these that live off the land. From time to time, we would have to travel to do business for other food supplies and I felt if I can give persons those needs, they will stay home more.”The all-rounder, who would have been in India playing the Indian Premier League had it not been for the pandemic, added “Prevention is better than a cure and I just want to see my family and close friends remain safe.”Keemo further asked for persons to act smart, follow the guidelines of the health authorities, and stay home unless it is necessary to leave home.
There is strong Tipperary interest in todays event with 7 Premier runners in action.Charlie Swan sends out Close One in the opener.John Nicholson will watch over Dashing Lady in the 2.25 and Montego Breeze an hour later in the 3.25. Denis Hogan will have 2 horses in action in the 2.55 – Secret Valley and Think of Me while he also has Neatly Put in the 3.55.Charlie Swan’s second runner of the day, Chasing Waterfalls, also goes in the 3.55 to complete Tipp involvement for the day.
Establishing more “career academies” on campuses so students can pursue specific interests that will lead to higher education or jobs right out of high school. But student safety is the biggest issue facing the district, school board member Jon Lauritzen said. “The most important thing is the safety of the children,” said Francisca de la Rosa, whose 13-year-old daughter attends Vista. “We deal with it constantly,” said Lauritzen, a former Canoga Park teacher and student. “Parents are just concerned with their (children’s) safety.” Gangs have changed through the years, he said. When he was a student in 1960, Canoga Park Alabama – which last week was placed on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s list of the top 10 most dangerous gangs in L.A. – was around but was more of a social club. email@example.com (818) 713-3329 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PANORAMA CITY – Expressing concern over rising gang violence, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of after-school programs, more than 300 parents, teachers and faculty members met Monday night with LAUSD Superintendent David Brewer III. The meeting at Vista Middle School was organized to introduce Brewer to San Fernando Valley parents and to share information. Brewer said it was part of his mandate to “listen, learn, assess and then act.” “I will be implementing bold changes,” Brewer told the crowd. The Valley is home to 51 of the district’s top 114 schools based on test scores, he said, but also has seen a sharp jump in gang violence over the past year, including three shootings outside or near Valley schools in the past six weeks. And with student safety in mind, he has met with officials from the Boys & Girls Club as well as the YMCA to create after-school opportunities on and off campus to get kids off the streets during late afternoon and early evening, when they are most vulnerable to gangs and other negative influences. “If we have enough space and the Boys & Girls Club were agreeable, they could put facilities on our campuses or provide transportation to their facilities … to give our kids options in safe zones,” Brewer said before the meeting. During the meeting, he also touted various programs, including: Letting students work toward associate of arts degrees and high school diplomas simultaneously. Setting up boarding schools for the 18,000 foster and 10,000 homeless kids in the Los Angeles Unified School District.