Birmingham City v Brentford line-ups: Bees lose Palace youngster, Blues make three changes

first_imgBrentford have made three changes for their trip to Birmingham City, with winger Sullay Kaikai unavailable after his loan was cut short by Crystal Palace.Lasse Vibe replaces Kaikai while Yoann Barbet comes in at left wing-back for Tom Field, who is not part of the squad.Romaine Sawyers also returns to the line-up, with Nico Yennaris dropping to the bench.Birmingham also show three changes from the side which came back to draw 2-2 at Barnsley last time out.They return to playing two up front, with Lukas Jutkiewicz coming in for Stephen Gleeson, while David Cotterill and Robert Tesche replace Greg Stewart and Maikel Kieftenbeld.Birmingham: Kuszczak; Spector, Morrison, Shotton, Grounds; Cotterill, Tesche, Davis, Maghoma; Adams, Jutkiewicz.Subs: Legzdins, Dacres-Cogley, Robinson, Kieftenbeld, Gleeson, Solomon-Otabor, Stewart.Brentford: Bentley; Egan, Dean, Bjelland; Colin, Woods, McEachran, Sawyers, Barbet; Vibe, Hogan.Subs: Bonham, McCormack, Yennaris, Clarke, Saunders, Kerschbaumer, Hofmann.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA chemist wins spot at Nobel meeting

first_img3 July 2013 South African chemist Banothile Makhubela, from the University of Cape Town, is one of 625 leading young scientists from 78 countries selected to participate in the Nobel Laureate meeting on chemistry currently under way in Lindau, Germany. The meeting gives Makhubela “the opportunity to pick some of the most brilliant scientific minds in her field”, the university said in a statement last week. It began on 30 June and will run until 5 July and features 35 Nobel Laureates who will meet and exchange ideas with the next generation of scientists and researchers. The Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings were established in 1951 to act as a platform for inter-generational dialogue between scientists. Green chemistry and biochemical processes are the focus of the 63rd meeting, and Makhubela’s area of interest is organometallic chemistry, which interfaces inorganic and organic chemistry and has applications in biomedicines, catalysis and green chemistry. Her highlight of being selected to participate in the meeting was the opportunity to engage with Robert Grubbs, who was one of the 2005 chemistry prize winners and whose research area was bio-inorganic chemistry, like her own. She is hoping the mentorship provided through the meeting will result in the development of “scientific tools to meet the developmental challenges in Africa”. Makhubela comes from Mzinti, a rural town in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, and found her interest in chemistry grow because it was “more understandable than any of [her] other subjects at school”. “This later on developed into an interest in inorganic chemistry, specifically reactions involving transition metals in organic species,” she said. She pursued the subject at tertiary level and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal. She moved to the University of Cape Town for her postgraduate studies. Makhubela has also been selected to take part in the 2013 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry programme in the US in September. This will provide insight into the largest database of chemistry and related science information, as well as the opportunity to help shape chemical inofrmation. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Apple to Microsoft: “Eat My Dust!”

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Yesterday Apple passed Microsoft to become, for the first time, the “world’s most valuable technology company,” according to the New York Times. Apple gained a stock-based valuation of $222.12 billion while Microsoft’s was $219.18 billion.Does this make Steve Jobs the Bill Gates of technology? Although Microsoft is still a powerful and important company, it has been skating on its Windows operating system and Office productivity suite for a long time. In an op-ed, a former Microsoft vice president called it “a clumsy, uncompetitive innovator” with a monolithic culture, characterized more by politics than technology.”Apple, on the other hand, has made its way back in the last decade from the brink of a final fall to become a much-celebrated innovator, focusing on user experience and design. The resurgence began with the introduction of 1998’s candy-colored iMacthat was followed in turn by the iPod, the iPhone and most recently the iPad.Carl Howe, an analyst at the Yankee Group, pointed out early this month that the iPad looks to be “the fastest consumer product growth to the $1 billion revenue mark in history,” taking under 80 days.It didn’t hurt that, as Gartner pointed out, worldwide mobile phone sales for Q1 this year have been tremendous, favoring Apple. “Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled 314.7 million units in the first quarter of 2010, a 17 per cent increase from the same period in 2009… Smarpthone sales to end users reached 54.3 million units, an increase of 48.7 per cent from the first quarter of 2009. Among the most successful vendors were those that controlled an integrated set of operating system (OS), hardware and services.”It’s been a long time since Microsoft created that type of market-influencing drama.As of Wednesday, Wall Street valued Apple at $222.12 billion and Microsoft at $219.18 billion. The only American company valued higher is Exxon Mobil, with a market capitalization of $278.64 billion.At $58.4 billion, Microsoft’s revenue still exceeds Apple’s, $42.9 billion, according to the Times. “But Microsoft is sitting on far more cash, $35.7 billion to Apple’s $23 billion, which makes the value assigned by the market to Apple — essentially a bet on its future prospects — all the more remarkable.”Now, who’s that coming up from behind, trying to pass Apple on the outside? Oh, probably nobody.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market curt hopkins Tags:#Apple#Microsoft#web last_img read more

Three Offshore Wind Projects Advance

first_imgMaine project developed by university researchersThe Maine project is important because turbines can be deployed in water too deep for conventionally anchored platforms. Designed at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center in Orono, the VolturnUS , as it’s called, is a semi-submersible concrete hull with a composite superstructure. Pilot projects designed to test three different approaches to anchoring offshore wind turbines have won backing from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), making each eligible for as much as $40 million in new funding. In an announcement, the department said that projects in Maine, on Lake Erie and in the Atlantic Ocean off Atlantic City, New Jersey, all show “significant progress toward being successfully completed and producing power.”Offshore wind has a 25-year history in Europe but has been slow to succeed in the U.S. A project off the southern New England coast called the Block Island Wind Farm finished installing five foundations late last year and is scheduled to put its turbines online sometime this year, according to the website of Deepwater Wind. Yet at the moment, there are no operating offshore wind farms anywhere in the country.Each of the three projects named in the latest DOE funding announcement are a little different. Two of them — the projects in Lake Erie and off the New Jersey coast — will test new ways of anchoring turbine towers to the seabed. The Maine project, which already has been successfully tested with a 1:8 scale model, uses a semi-submersible design for deepwater installations where turbines will be tethered to the ocean floor but not connected directly. Projects in New Jersey and Lake ErieFishermen’s Energy of New Jersey hopes to install six 4-MW turbines about three miles off the coast at Atlantic City in relatively shallow water to test what’s called a “twisted jacket” foundation. Legs of the supporting structure are angled around a central column, according to DOE, in a design that is easier to manufacture and install than competitive designs.It includes an access ladder that makes it safer for workers to get aboard a support vessel that’s riding up and down in the waves, according to the DOE.Seven miles off the coast of Cleveland, Ohio, in Lake Erie, LEEDCo will install six turbines, each with a capacity of 3.45 MW, on “Mono Bucket” foundations.This is another design that promises lower installation costs and environmental impact compared with foundations that require piles be driven into the lakebed. A giant steel bucket is lowered from a barge and set, open side down, on the bottom of the lake, an article at Modern Metals explains. Once water is pumped out of the bucket, a combination of gravity and water pressure forces the steel structure into the lakebed.Buckets would be up to 52 feet in diameter, and designed to penetrate the lake bed by as much as 40 feet. The design is intended for sites with soft sediment layers over bedrock where traditional monopiles wouldn’t work well or would be environmentally disruptive, Modern Metals said.Water at the proposed site is only about 60 feet deep. Reversing the operation and pumping water back into the bucket allows the foundation to be moved. RELATED ARTICLES A one-eighth scale model of what will be the New England Aqua Ventus I project was tested for nearly 18 months near Castine, Maine, and became the first offshore turbine connected to the grid in the Americas, according to the website of Maine Aqua Ventus, the spinoff company that is developing the project. It was removed from the water late in 2014 after university researchers had a chance to test the design.The university, which has several partners in the project, hopes to install two 6-megawatt turbines off Monhegan Island. The Bangor Daily News reported that the money will allow the consortium to push ahead with construction of the two full-sized turbines, and then attract private investment in a larger wind farm.The latest DOE announcement represents a welcome reversal of fortunes for Maine wind. In 2011, the Norwegian energy giant Statoil had a deal mapped out with the Maine Public Utilities Commission for providing offshore wind after responding to a request for proposal. But an intervention from Governor Paul LePage forced the PUC to give the University of Maine project get another chance, and Statoil dropped out of the running.Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, told The Bangor Daily News earlier that there is the potential for 150 gigawatts of offshore wind energy off the coast, 70 times the energy the state of Maine consumes. Floating Offshore Wind Turbine is Launched in MaineWork Begins on First Offshore Wind Project in U.S.Floating Wind Turbines Hit Rough SeasCommercial-Scale Wind Power Not everyone is a winnerThe news from DOE wasn’t good for everyone. While the three new projects are being nudged ahead, Dominion Virginia Power lost $40 million in government grants that would have helped pay for two 6-MW turbines, according to a post at UtilityDive.The utility wasn’t able to guarantee that the turbines would be finished by 2020, and Dominion also faced cost and regulatory challenges, UtilityDive said.Dominion had estimated that the turbines could be built for $230 million, but an initial round of bids from developers came in at between $375 million and $400 million; a second round of bidding dropped the cost only marginally.“Naturally, we are disappointed in the DOE’s decision because we still believe that offshore wind has a great potential to deliver clean, renewable energy to Virginia,” Mary C. Doswell, senior vice president at Dominion Energy Solutions, said in a statement. “However, we also recognize the unique regulatory and cost challenges involved in our project and appreciate the DOE’s desire to support other projects that may have an earlier opportunity for fruition.”last_img read more

Navlakha is a CPI Maoist member, Pune police tell HC

first_imgThe Pune police told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that activist Gautam Navlakha, arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon riots, is a member of the CPI (Maoist).A Division Bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre was hearing a plea filed by Mr. Navlakha urging the court to quash the first information report registered against him by the Pune Police.Additional public prosecutor Aruna Kamat Pai told the court that Mr. Navlakha is a member of CPI (Maoist). Her arguments will continue on Wednesday.Recently, the Bench was presented with some letters allegedly written to Mr. Navlakha by senior Maoist leaders. After perusing them, the court had said, “We are of the prima facie opinion that there is nothing against [Mr. Navlakha] based on the documents submitted to us.”In a previous hearing, while referring to the IED blast in Gadchiroli district, Ms. Pai had said, “Naxals have carried out an attack in Gadchiroli in which 15 policemen lost their lives … [Mr. Navlakha] is accused of being a member of such a group.”She had also said that because of the interim protection from arrest granted to Mr. Navlakha, the police could not continue their investigation and needed his custody to question him on his involvement in the Bhima-Koregaon violence.last_img read more

50 Companies for Export MAX III Implementation

first_imgStory Highlights It is geared towards providing focused capacity, advocacy and market penetration support to exporters and export-ready firms. The three-year engagement, which will run until 2022, is being spearheaded by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). “So we look at how export-ready these companies are, the viability of the product to go overseas, capacity and ability of the companies to meet additional demand, potential economic impact and sustainability of the business,” he pointed out.Mr. Durrant said that at least a 50 per cent average growth in export is projected over the three years, adding that 90 per cent of the participating entities not exporting at Export Max III’s outset are expected to establish at least one market on completion of the programme.“We expect to generate 15 trade leads per company over the three-year period, and we are projecting that we could have a five per cent average increase in jobs for the participating companies. So this is serious business for companies. We expect them to sell, sell, sell after that initial development programme,” he emphasised.Mr. Durrant said the programme is a plus for participants as “it reduces the time and effort to enter new markets, leading to savings in the cost of undertaking this initiative if they were to do it on their own”.“They are getting the support of three agencies to develop their export capacity, so we expect financial gain for the companies and economic development for the country, which, when combined, will bring about major success,” he stated.last_img read more

ExMaldives VP Adheeb stays put in ship no word on exit

first_imgTuticorin (TN): A day after he arrived here on a cargo vessel sans valid documents, the former Vice President of Maldives, Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Ghafoor on Friday continued to stay put in the ship and police authorities here said they had no update on when he will leave home. The Maldivian leader was still on the ship and Central government agencies were seized of the situation, and district police as of now has no update on the matter, a police official said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The ship was close to the berth and besides the dignitary, the nine other crew members were also on the ship, he added. Going by an earlier input of the Centre that the Maldivian national did not have valid documents, it was expected that he will leave home, he said. However, it was not known as to when he will exit, the official added. The role of the local police was confined to providing security, he pointed out. Adheeb had reached India on Thursday via sea route but was denied entry as he did not possess any valid document. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KWhile the state police on Thursday said he “cannot deboard now, since there was no information about him coming to India,” the Ministry of External Affairs had said he had not entered the country through a designated entry point. “There are designated entry points through which foreigners are allowed entry into India. The entry is facilitated on the basis of appropriate valid travel documents,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said in Delhi. “In the instant case, since he was not entering India through a designated entry point and did not possess the valid document, he has not been permitted entry into India,” Kumar said about Adheeb’s entry.last_img read more