Government cash to accelerate hydrogen

first_imgA £23m fund to accelerate the take up of hydrogen vehicles and create more refuelling stations has been announced by the government.Hydrogen fuel providers will be able to bid for funding in partnership with organisations that produce hydrogen vehicles to help build high-tech infrastructure, including fuel stations. The government will provide match funding for successful bidders.A competition will be launched this summer, and will invite proposals from public organisations, businesses and hydrogen operators.Transport Minister John Hayes says: “The transition to zero emission road transport is both inevitable and desirable as it will improve air quality in many of our towns and cities.“Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles can play a vital role alongside battery electric vehicles to help us cut harmful emissions.“We know availability of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure can be a potential obstacle to the take up of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.“That’s why we’re providing support to give interested parties the confidence to continue to invest in this new emerging technology.”last_img read more

MotoGP: Vinales Makes it Four out of Four!

first_imgMaverick Vinales sets the fastest time in the #QatarTest Andrea Dovizioso is at close second with the new Ducati Desmosedici GP17 Dani Pedrosa highlighted as the top Honda ridercenter_img The trend in MotoGP for being the fastest rider out there during testing sessions is hand down dominated by Maverick Vinales of the Movistar Yamaha outfit. At the end of the third day of testing over in Qatar, Vinales was consistent in all three days and of course setting the fastest time in Day 2 and Day 3. Yesterday’s best time was at 1:54.330 during his 33rd outing in the Losail International Circuit.The top Ducati man was Andrea Dovizioso who set a time of 1:54.401, just 0.071 seconds behind Vinales. Dovizioso caused quite a stir yesterday when Ducati broke the covers of their new aerodynamic fairing design in replacement of the now banned exterior winglets. His pace was also consistently fast and he sat on top of the timesheets in Day 1.The less mentioned Repsol Honda rider, Dani Pedrosa made it to the top three spot with a time of 1:54.469, putting him just a tenth of second behind Maverick and his Yamaha M1. His 46th lap of the day also placed him just 0.068 seconds behind the Ducati rider. The same couldn’t be said about his team mate, Marc Marquez who suffered quite a few crashes putting him in P10 at the end of yesterday’s testing session.Jorge Lorenzo kept increasing his pace and rhythm with his darling Ducati Desmosedici GP17. Placing fourth fastest yesterday with a time of 1:54.519, he was less than two tenths of a second behind his replacement in the Movistar Yamaha squad. His ex-team mate was way down in the sheets at P11 behind Marc Marquez although Valentino Rossi did placed second fastest in Day 2.Alvaro Bautista from the Pull&Bear Aspar team again made headlines with his Ducati setting a time of 1:54.714. That in turn puts him in P5 ahead of another Ducati rider from the Octo Pramac Racing squad, Scott Reading. This is no surprise considering that the Losail International Circuit favours the top end power of the Desmosedici.With the testing sessions over, it looks like the teams and riders now know what they all have to do heading to the first round of the 2017 MotoGP season. It will be at the same place but come 26 March 2017, they’ll need to bring it and lay it all out under the Qatar floodlights.Stay tuned to Bikes Republic for more MotoGP updates.Photo source: MotoGP–Ads–last_img read more

Matthews’ Homecoming: Auburn DB face former teammates

first_imgAuburn defensive back Tray Matthews.Auburn defensive back Tray Matthews.AUBURN — Tray Matthews is likely to see many familiar faces in the stands and on the other sideline during Auburn’s season opener Saturday.Matthews, from Newman, Georgia, will play his first game at Auburn just about 45 minutes southwest of his hometown after a highly publicized transfer from Georgia. The 213-pound safety has already played two games in the Georgia Dome during an illustrious high school career that included being named a 2012 Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State Class 6A first-team defense selection and being ranked the 6th-ranked highest prospect in the state by“It’s going to be a little different, but for me, I’m just ready and anxious to be out there again, ready to play in front of thousands of people, ready to play for this Auburn defense, and I’m loving it here,” Matthews said about playing in home state. “It’s not really a big difference to me. I’m just ready to play football again.”Matthews was dismissed from the Georgia program for a violation of team rules. While Georgia head coach Mark Richt has never specified the exact violation, the announcement came shortly after Matthews, along with three other Georgia football players, were arrested by university police and charged with misdemeanor theft by deception for allegedly double-dipping school-issued financial-aid checks by cashing them twice.Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews is making a good first impression at Auburn.Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews is making a good first impression at Auburn.After the dismissal, Matthews immediately took to Twitter to declare he would be transferring to either Auburn or Louisville. Matthews spurned the recruiting efforts of Todd Grantham, his former defensive coordinator at Georgia and current defensive boss at Louisville, to sign with the closer Southeastern Conference rival.Matthews, who is expected to be a starting strong safety for No. 6 Auburn Saturday, is also very familiar with two members of the secondary of its Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game opponent. If Matthews had decided to go to Louisville, the Cardinals would’ve likely started three-fourths of the same defensive backfield that Georgia trotted out in 2013. Louisville’s secondary features former Georgia teammates Shaq Wiggins and Josh Harvey-Clemons.Harvey-Clemons started 11 games in the 2013 season for Georgia and recorded 66 tackles, one interception and recovered three fumbles. Harvey-Clemon’s 2013 season highlights included nine tackles and a forced fumble in the last-second loss at Auburn. Harvey-Clemons was dismissed after the 2013 season for a violation of team rules after multiple reports confirmed Harvey-Clemons’ suspension from the 2014 Gator Bowl was a result of violating the university’s drug-use policy for the second time.Wiggins, a 5-foot-9 cornerback, quickly transferred to Louisville after leading Georgia in interceptions but Richt said in a university statement “a fresh start is what he believes is in his best interest. We respect his decision and certainly wish him nothing but the best.”Wiggins has already impressed the Louisville coaching staff in camp and injects some experience into already strong Cardinals defensive effort for the 2015 season.“He has good speed and great feet,” Louisville secondary coach Terrell Buckely said. “He understands the game and he is getting better at that. He needs to take that to the next level. He can take everything to another level and make him better.”Wiggins is one of 14 players on the Louisville roster from the state of Georgia and will bring the hometown feeling to the visiting Cardinals locker room.“To be able to play back in my hometown in Atlanta, it’s a great feeling and should be a great experience,” Wiggins said. “I will have a lot of family and friends in attendance, and hope everyone else will be watching.”One of those who will be watching will certainly be Matthews – a former teammate who came into a 2012 recruiting class looking to build something but now have opposite agendas.“It will be challenging but we’re up for the challenge and the coaches have a great scheme and things for us to look at so we’ll be prepared for (Louisville),” Matthews said. “We’ll have a game plan. We will watch a lot of film and try our best to see what we will do.”last_img read more

Mexican player ‘could be Raúl Jiménez’s teammate at Wolves’, we take…

first_imgThe reason for it is a story from Marca which reported Wolves interest in the 23-year-old. However, there’s overexcitement in the articles which are covering it.The original report was actually about Sevilla’s interest in César Montes. They’re expected to battle La Liga rivals Valencia for the signing of the Mexican player.At the end of the story, Marca wrote that Wolves are another club who are interested in the defender. And that was enough to start all of this.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Mexican media has been giving Wolves some huge attention since Raúl Jiménez joined the club a couple of years ago, so having another one of their players there would be quite a big thing.That’s why website Nación Deportes, like many others, has a headline saying ‘Player from Rayados could be Raúl Jiménez’s teammate at Wolves’.With several stories like this out there, we must stick to the fact that Marca only reported Wolves interest, with no claims of negotiations or bids from the Premier League side so Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSingtelGet 30GB for $25 on SG’s #1 network.SingtelUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.UndoSingtel PowerInstant savings and a $50 rebate.Singtel PowerUndoTip ParentsBaby Keeps Waking Up With Scratches, Mom Checks Camera And Calls CopsTip ParentsUndoTotal by CNBC CatalystNo limit on Total’s renewables strategyTotal by CNBC CatalystUndo For the past few days, several websites from Mexico have been claiming that Monterrey defender César Montes could be on his way to Wolverhampton Wanderers.last_img read more

Pochettino uncertain about future at Spurs despite contract assurance

first_imgAdvertisement 7smiruNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9yxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5ie( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) Would you ever consider trying this?😱omxygxCan your students do this? 🌚1oet1dRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mauricio Pochettino’s works at Tottenham Hotspur have garnered quite the praise for himself, and has helped him gain the trust of the club’s top brass, prompting him to sign a new long-term deal with the club. However, the manager casts doubt over his future despite contract assurance. Advertisement Pochettino’s magic in north London seems to have working wonders for Spurs, who have qualified for the Champions League thrice in a row since the 2015-16 season up until now, following the Argentine’s arrival at White Hart Lane back in May 2014. Having built up a stable lineup from a group of the club’s academy graduates, including star striker Harry Kane, the club’s hierarchy, having been impressed by him, offered another 5-year extention to his previous initial 5-year deal, which Pochettino signed in last summer.However, lack of trophies might play a role in his stay to an extent. Pochettino, 45, claimed, Spurs were a victim of their own success, and that he would stay with the club “till the end”. However, he had other things to say about his future, considering the opportunities that potentially await him at Manchester United and Real Madrid.Advertisement “It depends on the mood of my chairman, on the decision of the company, it’s not only my decision.“I signed for five years. I am respecting my contract. But to sign a five-year contract does not mean you’ll be here for ever,” Pochettino said.Advertisement Read also:-Pochettino credits Carabao Cup’s away goal rule for Spurs exit Advertisementlast_img read more

Power sides to slug it out

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT Ellinbank and District Netball preview – semi finals THIS is it… the next chapter in the clash…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Van Giants post weekend sweep of Kootenay Ice

first_imgMitch Crisanti scored four times, twice during a five-goal first-period explosion, to spark the Vancouver Northwest Giants to an 8-3 decision over Kootenay Ice in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action Sunday in Burnaby.The win completed a weekend sweep for the Giants over the Kootenay squad. Vancouver won the opener Saturday 4-0.Vancouver jumped all over the Ice to open the game, chasing Kootenay starter Brett Soles of Cranbrook from the net after scoring five on the n netminder.Jake Lucchini of Trail stopped a bit of the bleeding with a late first period goal for Kootenay.In the second, with back up Kimberley Newell now in goal for Kootenay, the hosts continued to pour it on the Ice as Crisanti scored two more times in the period along with Cole Todd to increase the advantage to 8-2.Will Lightfoot of Cranbrook scored in the second for Kootenay.In the third the Ice notched the final goal of the game as Nelson’s Brandon Sookro scored.Saturday, four different players scored for the Giants as Vancouver shutout the road-weary Ice.The Ice falls to 1-12-1 while the Giants climbed to within two points of league-leading Cariboo Cougars of Prince George.Kootenay returns to action Saturday when the clubs hosts the Fraser Valley Bruins in a pair of games at the Castlegar and District Community Complex.Game time Saturday is 7 p.m. Sunday puck drops at 9:30 a.m.Fraser Valley is tied for ninth in the 11-team league, seven points up on Kootenay.ICE NOTES: Jake Lucchini continues to lead the Ice in scoring with 15 points along with eight goals. Brandon Sookro has scored five times while Castlegar’s Darren Mederios has 10 [email protected]last_img read more

Kiltormer to remain in Intermediate for 2020

first_imgIt remains to be seen what format the 2020 Intermediate Hurling Championship will take when the draw takes place next month. The 2019 championship was organised into 2 groups of 7 teams. The 15 teams in the 2020 Intermediate Hurling Championship are: The Galway Hurling Committee have agreed to allow Kiltormer remain in the Intermediate Hurling Championship for 2020. The East Galway Club were relegated to Junior A last season (2019) when they lost out to Kilbeacanty in the Intermediate Championship Relegation Final (see Connacht Tribune headline above). The decision to keep the former All Ireland Club Champions in Intermediate was made at a Hurling committee meeting last week and means that there will be 15 teams in the IHC in 2020. Athenry were promoted to the Intermediate Championship by virtue of winning the Junior A championship. It’s not the first time a team relegated from Intermediate remained in the championship the following season with the likes of Annaghdown and Kilbeacanty among the clubs to benefit in recent years. Abbeyknockmoy, Annaghdown, An Spideal, Athenry, Carnmore, Castlegar, Kilbeacanty, Kilconieron, Killimor, Kiltormer, Meelick-Eyrecourt, Moycullen, Rahoon-Newcastle, Sylane, Turloughmoreprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Audio: The true story of how 96 critically endangered sea turtle hatchlings survived New York City

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored This past summer, beachgoers in New York City spotted a nesting Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle on West Beach, which is on National Park Service land. Luckily, two of those beachgoers had the presence of mind to call the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation’s 24-hour hotline to report the nesting turtle — which very likely saved the lives of 96 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle hatchlings.Though the critically endangered species is known to forage in the waters off New York, this was the farthest north a Kemp’s Ridley has ever been known to nest — usually they nest in northern Mexico, with some additional nesting sites in Texas.In consultation with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service staff put an exclosure around the nest to protect it from humans and predators, then started making plans to monitor the nest and protect the hatchlings once they arrived and began their trek out to the ocean. But it soon became apparent that unusually high tides were swamping the nest, which could have meant disaster for the developing sea turtle embryos — so the difficult decision was made to excavate the nest and incubate the eggs in a secure facility, which ended up being a National Park Service office closet.We speak with the conservationists and government scientists who discovered and cared for the nest and its occupants in this episode of the Mongabay Newscast, including Patti Rafferty of the National Park Service, Steve Sinkevich of the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and Maxine Montello of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. (If you happen to be in New York and spot a sea turtle or any other marine animal in need of help, you can call the Riverhead Foundation’s 24-hour stranding hotline at +1 (631) 369-9829.)Together, these guests help tell this incredible conservation success story, and answer questions such as whether or not it’s a bad sign that a Kemp’s Ridley came all the way to NYC to nest in the first place.Here’s this episode’s top news:New research quantifies ecosystem services provided by Amazon rainforestMega-dam costs outweigh benefits, global building spree should end: expertsFirst wild Sumatran rhino in Borneo captured for breeding campaignWould you like to hear about the Mongabay team’s long list of snake bites, or learn which huge mammal chased our Program Manager up a tree? Have you ever wondered about the origins of Mongabay, and how we got that name? We now offer Insider Content that gives members exclusive access to behind-the-scenes reporting and stories from our team. For a small monthly donation, you’ll get answers to questions like these and support our work in a new way. Visit to learn more and join the growing community of Mongabay readers on the inside track.If you enjoy the Mongabay Newscast, we ask that you please consider becoming a monthly sponsor via our Patreon page, at Just a dollar per month will really help us offset the production costs and hosting fees, so if you’re a fan of our audio reports from nature’s frontline, please support the Mongabay Newscast at can subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast on Android, the Google Podcasts app, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS, Castbox, Pocket Casts, and via Spotify. Or listen to all our episodes via the Mongabay website here on the podcast homepage.A Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle hatchling on West Beach in New York City, making its way to the Atlantic Ocean. Photo Credit: US National Park Service.Follow Mike Gaworecki on Twitter: @mikeg2001FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Mike Gaworecki On this episode, the true story of how 96 critically endangered sea turtles survived a New York City beach — with a little help from some dedicated conservationists.This past summer, beachgoers in New York City spotted a nesting Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle on West Beach, which is on National Park Service land.Luckily, two of those beachgoers had the presence of mind to call the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation’s 24-hour hotline to report the nesting turtle — which very likely saved the lives of 96 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle hatchlings. On this episode, the true story of how 96 critically endangered sea turtles survived a New York City beach — with a little help from some dedicated conservationists and scientists.Listen here: Amazon Rainforest, Amphibians, Animals, Climate Change and Dams, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Dams, Ecosystem Services, Endangered Species, Endangered Species Act, Environment, Forests, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Herps, Hydroelectric Power, Interviews, Mammals, Marine Animals, Oceans, Podcast, Rhinos, Saving Species From Extinction, Sea Turtles, Sumatran Rhino, Tropical Forests, Turtles, Wildlife Conservation last_img read more

Libya lift African Nations Championship title

first_img2 February 2014 Libya were crowned the 2014 African Nations Championship winners at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening, edging Ghana 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the teams had shared a goalless draw. It was a first ever African title for the Mediterranean Knights, who had lost to the Black Stars on penalties in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations way back in 1982. President of the Confederation of African Football Issa Hayatou and Fifa President Sepp Blatter were joined by a crowd of about 17 000, who were treated to a tightly contested match which either side could have won in regulation time had their finishing been better.Close Ghana’s Seidou Bansey went close with a header barely a minute into the game, forcing Mohamed Abdaula, in the Libyan goal, into a save. Three minutes later, however, Elmutasem Abuschnaf was presented with a wonderful opportunity to give the Mediterranean Knights the lead after a mistake in the Ghanaian defence allowed him through on goal. Black Stars’ goalie Stephen Adams reacted superbly to rob the striker of the ball to keep the teams level. Most of the action took place in the middle of the field as both teams struggled to break free of the opposition’s gritty defence and the pattern was repeated in the second half. With 10 minutes left in regulation time, Ahmed Almaghasi looked as if he would finally break the deadlock, but Samuel Ainooson, with a fantastic effort, managed to block a goal-bound shot with his body.Extra time In extra time Libya again came close to finding a goal, but Abuschnaf spurned a fine opportunity by heading over the bar from close range after Elmehdi Elhouni had picked him out with a beautiful cross. Abdul Mohammed went oh so close to netting for Ghana, but his shot angled just wide of the far post of the Libyan goal. Libya’s Abdelsalam Omar then had time to pick his spot from about eight metres out, but Adams was up to the challenge and pulled off a fine save from the young striker. The momentum swung Ghana’s way as the clock ticked down, but they couldn’t find a way through the Libyan defence and the game went to penalties, as both semi- finals had done.Shootout Abdaula excelled, saving the Black Stars’ first two spot kicks from Michael Akuffo and Ainooson, to hand the Libyans the advantage, but Ghana’s Adams responded with two saves of his own, from Elgadi and Omar. When Ahmed El Tribi netted for Libya, Tijani Joshua had to score for Ghana, and when he missed wide of the goal the Mediterranean Knights had claimed victory. Third place Nigeria claimed third place with a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in the curtain-raiser. The Warriors had to cope with the loss of Masimba Mambare to a straight red card after only 17 minutes, but it took the Super Eagles until five minutes from time to score the winner, which came from substitute Christian Obiozor, who beat George Chigova with a header.Awards There was some consolation for hosts South Africa, who had been ousted in the group stages, when striker Bernard Parker won the Golden Boot after scoring four goals in Bafana Bafana’s three matches. Nigeria’s Ejike Uzoenyi was named the Player of the Tournament.last_img read more