[email protected] to prove multi-use potential of floating islands

first_imgThe [email protected] project has officially started with the aim of developing a standardized and cost-efficient modular island capable of producing and storing energy from offshore renewable sources, among its other multi-use [email protected] consists of seventeen European partners, including companies, research institutes and universities, united under Horizon 2020-funded project to develop a modular concept for multi-use platforms with low ecological impact.The three-year project that officially started on November 1, 2017, will study the most suitable shape of the floaters to minimize the motions at sea.The total worth of the project is around €7.6 million, out of which Horizon 2020 is providing approximately €6.8 million to support its development.As a starting point, triangles that allow modular design will be used to maximize the flexibility of adding and removing deck space and applications if necessary.Offshore specialists will contribute to design a shared mooring solution in combination with a remote monitoring and sensing system to reduce installation and maintenance costs, according to the project consortium.Maarten Flikkema, Project Coordinator at Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN), said: “The three-year project can be regarded as a success if the modular design of the multi-use platform has successfully been validated in a relevant environment at model scale.”To remind, the concept for floating mega island, comprising 87 large triangle-shaped floaters, was tested at MARIN earlier this year.During [email protected] project, four applications for the island will be studied including farming, transport and logistics hub, energy hub and living.To show the potential of multi-use modular floating islands, [email protected] will conclude with the evaluation of three business cases with combinations of applications for various locations throughout Europe, the project consortium said.last_img read more

IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix: TV schedule, start times, channels, live steams for 2019 races

first_imgThe IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix also can be streamed live via fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.Throughout the season, INDYCAR Pass will provide live streams of all IndyCar practice and qualifying sessions. The service also will provide same-day replays of IndyCar races, live streams of Indy Lights races and more.IndyCar Grand Prix 2019 track scheduleFriday, May 31TimeSeriesEvent8:30 a.m. ETIMSAPractice 110:15 a.m. ETTrans Am SeriesPractice 110:55 a.m. ETIndyCarPractice 111:55 a.m. ETTrans Am SeriesPractice 212:40 p.m. ETIMSAPractice 22:50 p.m. ETIndyCarPractice 23:50 p.m. ETIndyCarPit stop practice4:35 p.m. ETTrans Am SeriesRace 1 qualifying5:20 p.m. ETIMSAQualifyingSaturday, June 1TimeSeriesEvent8:20 a.m. ETIMSAWarm-up9:15 a.m. ETTrans Am SeriesRace 110:45 a.m. ETIndyCarRace 1 qualifying12:30 p.m. ETIMSARace3 p.m. ETIndyCarRace 1Sunday, June 2TimeSeriesEvent10:45 a.m. ETIndyCarRace 2 qualifying11:45 a.m. ETTrans Am SeriesRace 23 p.m. ETIndyCarRace 2 The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season continues Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 with the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader, the seventh and eighth races of the IndyCar season, set to take place on the streets of Detroit. Just like it was last week, NBC is the TV channel that will broadcast the races on Saturday and Sunday. The start time for Saturday’s IndyCar race in Detroit is 3 p.m. ET, and the start time Sunday’s race is also 3 p.m. ET.The IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix became a doubleheader back in 2013. Race 1 and Race 2 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, are both points-paying races and are set with separate qualifying sessions. Both races will run on the 2.35-mile, 13-turn temporary street circuit on Detroit’s Belle Isle. MORE: Watch the Detroit Grand Prix live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Graham Rahal, who drives for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2019, is the only driver who has won both Detroit Grand Prix races (2017) since the event became a doubleheader six years ago. The driver of the No. 15 Honda sits 12th in the current IndyCar points standings. Last year’s Detroit Grand Prix winners were Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch the 2019 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader.When is the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader 2019?Dates: Saturday, June 1 | Sunday, June 2Times: 3 p.m. ET (Saturday and Sunday)TV channel: NBC (Saturday and Sunday)Live stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial) | INDYCAR PassDetroit Grand Prix TV scheduleBoth races of the 2019 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader will be broadcast live on NBC, marking them the second and third ever IndyCar races to be shown on the cable network after last week’s Indy 500. It’s part of NBC’s TV contract, which splits the IndyCar season coverage between two networks, NBC and NBCSN.Of the 17 IndyCar races on the schedule for 2019, eight, including both races in Detroit, will be broadcast on NBC, and nine will air on NBC Sports Network. NBC will offer additional coverage of IndyCar practices and qualifying sessions on its NBC Sports Gold app.NBC’s coverage of IndyCar races in Detroit on Saturday and Sunday will begin at 3 p.m. ET both days.Below is the full NBC broadcast schedule for all IndyCar events this weekend in Detroit.Day, timeEventHow to watchFri., 10:55 a.m. ETPractice 1NBC Sports GoldFri. 2:50 p.m. ETPractice 2NBC Sports GoldFri., 3:50 p.m. ETPit stop practiceNBC Sports GoldSat., 12 p.m. ETRace 1 qualifyingNBCSN/fuboTV (tape delay)Sat., 3:50 p.m. ETRace 1NBC/fuboTVSun., 10:45 a.m. ETRace 2 qualifyingNBCSN/fuboTVSun., 3:50 p.m. ETRace 2NBC/fuboTVIndyCar Detroit Grand Prix live streamIndyCar Grand Prix practice sessions on Friday, plus the live broadcast of Race 1 qualifying on Saturday morning, can be streamed via INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold. As for qualifying and the races themselves, live-stream presentations can be found on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.last_img read more

Around 75 attend Cowley College Sumner Campus meeting this morning

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Thank you for your input. -4 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 204 weeks ago I wonder what the hidden tax breaks the college will get that won’t be divulged until after the elections are over. Some little birdie said that our property taxes are going up and we will be told after the elections. I think these would be good for Wellington but with all the anti-tax people in Wellington this little birdie won’t fly. Report Reply 4 replies · active 204 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down GREAT ComPLAINer · 204 weeks ago I’m sooo offended the architectural elevation has mountains in the background! Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down notlla · 204 weeks ago No commitment on exact location . I guess Mulvane could probably snake in some more Sumner county land and put it by the casino. So much for shop well in Wellington. Report Reply 1 reply · active 204 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 204 weeks ago This statement, if accurate, left me a bit concerned: “If passed, Dr. Dennis Rittle, President of Cowley College, said the money will go toward the construction of the campus and the operation cost sustainability of the campus over a 10-year period. By that time the voters will need to decide the funding mechanism thereafter.” What is the plan after 10 years? Shouldn’t the plan be self-sustainability at that point? My impression of the ballot question is that this is how we get this started, and the only time we’re going to be asked to fund the college through special incentives. The statement above leads me to believe that we might get hit again in 10 years. I’m hoping someone might be able to clarify. I think this is a wonderful opportunity for Wellington, and am in full support of the sales tax plan, but if the college can never be self-supported, then we might be barking up the wrong tree. Report Reply 9 replies · active 203 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 204 weeks ago Im all for the college coming here…we need this for our families…yes sales tax may go up to help fund it but well worth it…As for property taxes going up…you should be use to that…they go up every year…no matter what….its frustrating because the money Sumner county got from the casino was to help keep our taxes lower I thought…but the year it went down…then right back up…frustrating as heck…but you either deal with it or you leave town.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Former Wellingtonian · 204 weeks ago Sales taxes are very regressive and hit low income earners harder. Also, if the college cannot be self sustaining after 10 years, the citizens are taking on a huge responsibility to keep it going. Just two things to consider before voting on it. I have no dog in this fight however, and am happy to sit back and see what the citizens decide. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down concerns · 204 weeks ago With colleges going to more and more online classes. My concern is there really a need for a campus? Report Reply 2 replies · active 204 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Guest · 204 weeks ago I already go out of town for most purchases because of our high sales tax. If this passes, I will most likely not shop here any longer. You cannot continue to raise everything in a city EXCEPT the overall income of those who live there. Report Reply 3 replies · active 204 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Guest · 204 weeks ago In a bygone era remembered by some, there was an opportunity to locate CCCC here rather than Arkansas City. The older folks regret and think it was a BIG mistake that Sumner County passed on it at that time. Please don’t make the same mistake again! Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down VVeteran · 204 weeks ago A few things need clarifying for Jessica Lucas, John Munro, SuCo Pride, and Concerned Citizen: The Sumner County Commission minutes @ http://www.co.sumner.ks.us/ElectedOfficials/Commi… contain most of the answers to certain questions. For instance, Jessica is wrong when she stated it was the County Commission who suggested sales tax issue. It was Dr. Rittle though SCEDC Director Davis stating CCCC would entertain a sales tax question on Nov. ballot. Try Aug. 2, 2016 for that minute info. For others, it is not likely a 1/2% sales tax can sustain for a period of 10 years without supplementing. No one has yet stipulated where all the millions of dollars are supposed to be gained (other than a guess). Someone may wish to e-mail Jessica and ask one simple question: Does Cowley County maintain a mill levy to support CCCC collected through property tax or school mill levies? That is where this is headed in 10 years. For those disbelieving a tax increase is coming next year (CueBall), try the Aug. 15, 2016 minutes. Mill levy increase of 4.615 mills this year, it was increased last year 1.974 mills for a total mill increase over 2 years of 6.589. Estimated county valuations is just short of $247 million, up from $244.817 million. It’s all there for people to read. By the way, I reviewed all the County Commission minutes today, and SCEDC Director Stacy Davis used executive sessions to discuss financial affairs or trade secrets, partnerships, trusts, and individual proprietorships 10 times from Jan. 1-Sept 6, 2016. Transparency will not exits in local government unless someone stops using executive sessions to discuss matters that are germane to public interest. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — More than 75 people attended the Cowley College Sumner Campus kickoff breakfast this morning at the Raymond Frye Complex in Wellington.It was also the first event that featured drawings of the proposed campus.Cowley College is proposing to build a Sumner campus in Wellington providing the half-cent sales tax question is approved by voters. The question will be on the November 8 general election ballot.If passed, Dr. Dennis Rittle, President of Cowley College, said the money will go toward the construction of the campus and the operation cost sustainability of the campus over a 10-year period. By that time the voters will need to decide the funding mechanism thereafter.There was still no commitment of the exact location of the campus, nor a dollar figure presented. But the digital renderings did show that the campus will be a newly built facility that will require some space. There are no plans to build dorms.Much of what was presented, had been spoken about before concerning the benefits of having the campus here. This time, though, it included testimonies from various people of the community.Lori Day, an executive for GKN Aerospace in Wellington, said the proposed campus is essential for this company’s machining training.“We are really, really excited with the opportunity to train employees and future employees right here in Wellington,” Day said. “The opportunities for us is long term and strategic.”Wellington vocational agriculture instructor Linda Chase said the opportunity to teach agriculture classes here is exciting. Her students are now traveling 23 miles to Mulvane and that limits student participation.Argonia Superintendent Julie Dolley said currently it takes an Argonia student 65 miles to drive to Ark City to attend a class. She said she is excited about a proposed campus in Wellington which would cut that travel time more than half.Rittle said Wellington was chosen for the campus because it is the center of the county and is readily available to everyone in the county within a 25-mile radius.Rittle also estimated that the Wellington campus will have 800 full-time enrollment students at the Wellington campus. Right now he said there are 555 students enrolled at either Ark City and Mulvane.Stacy Davis, Sumner County Economic Director, said the new dollars generated from such a campus is phenomenal. There will be $48.5 million in federal money, $14.7 million in shared money, and $12.9 million in new job creation to Sumner County. She said an estimated $2.6 million of new money will be pumped into the economy.She also said a Sumner County campus will increase the communities’ economic productivity and earning capacity, and stem local entrepreneurship.“Let me assure you, I have a good relationship with site selectors, whose jobs are to look at various prospective locations for their industries,” Davis said. “They are very, very excited about having a college campus here.”Rittle said Cowley County is currently No. 11 of over 100 counties in Kansas in creating new manufacturing jobs. He attributed it to Cowley College’s campus presence in Ark City. Someone asked about how to sell to the ‘legacy’ voter – those who no longer have children in college.Rittle said the campus will be readily available for any civic group to host events and helping their grandchildren with costs.State Rep. candidate Anita Judd-Jenkins said in the last 40 years, seven new buildings have been built in Ark City for the Cowley Campus including four dormitories. She said over the years Ark City not only has a larger number of skilled employees but also have a group of students who stay in the community and become working members of the retail and marketing sector.The cost of college was brought up and Riddle emphasized that a large percentage of students go to Cowley to keep their college costs down instead of going to a four-year institution right off the bat.Someone asked to compare the Mulvane campus to the one proposed in Wellington. Rittle said the Wellington campus will be four times bigger and will have significantly more classes.Jessica Lucas, who is a the campaign manager for the Cowley-Sumner Campus proposal, said she thinks the vote will be very close and it will require everyone in the room to go out and convince others to vote yes.“Rural communities are increasingly aging and people are making less money. This is part of an effort to reduce this trend,” Lucas said about the proposed campus. “If we do nothing and vote this down, the cost of living here is going to continue to go up, but it will be spread among fewer people.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more