EU bankrolls electrification of Port of Valencia’s terminals

first_img“The average total power demand in the port falls around 7 MW, with demands of around 10 MW being very common. Considering the current characteristics of the port’s power grid, it is not realistic to consider an OPS at the docks of the Port of Valencia, unless the power grid is improved.” Currently, the port of Valencia receives medium voltage electricity (20kV) from three different high and medium voltage electrical substations: ST LA PUNTA, ST GRAO and ST ALAMEDA. The first of these, the Global EALING Project, European flagship action for cold ironing in ports, expresses the need to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change, contribute to the transition to cleaner energy for maritime transport services provided in port areas and meet the new conditions arising from the technological breakthrough towards electrification. “The use of 20kV combined with the security of supply requirements in the ports means that the maximum amount of energy to be demanded from the general network for non-instantaneous use must not exceed 13 MW,” the port said. The project will focus on carrying out the necessary studies to meet the need to build new onshore power supply infrastructure or upgrade existing infrastructure in participating ports, in line with the implementation of land-based electricity use in TEN-T core network ports and other ports by the end of 2025. The project will allow for the co-financing of the electrical substation of the Port of Valencia, which recently received the approval of the Generalitat. The two projects are being selected at a time of increasing demand for electricity from ships at berth. Hence, the port requires improvement of the entire electricity network. The objective of the second of the projects, EALINGWorks Valenciaport, is to prepare the port’s electrical grid for the supply of onshore power supply to container ships, ferries, and cruise ships in the new container and passenger terminals of the port. The Port of Valencia has secured aid from the European Commission for two projects aimed at facilitating and accelerating the possibility of connecting ships to the electricity grid. It will also focus on preparing the final documentation for the tenders so that work can start after the completion of the necessary studies for each participating port. Both projects were studied and drafted by the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) and the ValenciaPort Foundation.last_img read more

Reunited after injuries, Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Chris Paul still adjusting

first_img“Just because they’re playing doesn’t mean you’re back yet.”Griffin returned to the Clippers lineup in January after knee surgery knocked him out for 18 games while Paul recently recovered from a torn thumb ligament that cost him 14 appearances.Could those two, partners in crime for so long, really require an adjustment period to one another?“For (Griffin) it’s tough to come back,” Rivers said, “and Chris is hurt, so you’re trying to get your offense going. Now that Chris is back and Chris is trying to get his offensive rhythm going, I think Blake is doing both (trying to facilitate and score).”Rivers and his players stressed that they would not use the injuries or the time needed for these players to adjust back to one another as an excuse for their slide in the West. “I don’t know how true it is,” Griffin said. “I mean, yeah, we haven’t played with our regular lineup. The majority of that lineup, we’ve been together a long time.”Griffin scored 17 points against the Rockets and Paul had 16 points and 11 assists.While things are far from dire — the Clippers are fifth in the West — the last week proved how much of a gap exists between them and the top three teams in the conference. Golden State, San Antonio and Houston took turns beating L.A. up since the trade deadline.“You figure it out,” Paul said. “We don’t have much practice time. We’ve got games. Regardless, when you step on the court you (try to) win the game. Figure it out and win at the same time.”The common thread in the Clippers worst losses has been the complete abandonment of their offensive principles. The ball stops moving from side to side, players stop moving away from the ball. Isolation and desperation is no recipe for success.“We’ve got to do better,” Rivers said. “We are better. And I’m going to keep saying that. We have to be a better team; we are a better team.”When the Clippers took a 37-34 lead in the first quarter against Houston, Rivers kept waiting for Houston to lose its poise. To see it revert to the bad habits that have cost the Clippers so many times this season, and especially in the past week.It never happened.“They stuck with their stuff,” Rivers said. “Right when they made a run on us and took the lead after we had the early lead, I thought we abandoned our stuff.“They just stuck with their movement and kept doing it. That’s who we thought we were. And that’s who they are.” LOS ANGELES >> Blake Griffin has run the pick and roll with Chris Paul for going on six seasons. DeAndre Jordan has been leaping over defenses since Lob City. Those three, plus J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers, have been together since the cursive logo days.That history has made Doc Rivers’ best explanation for the Clippers’ 1-3 record following the All-Star break somewhat surprising.In essence, he has it that these guys still have to get comfortable with each other. The reason? All the themes missed playing together because of injuries.“I still don’t overlook, without making excuses, that we’re still getting right,” Rivers said after Wednesday’s 122-103 loss to Houston. “We got our two guys back and it’s going to take a little bit of time.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Gateway High school basketball coach resigns amid charges

first_imgTRAFFORD, Pa. (AP) – A prominent Western Pennsylvania high school basketball coach has resigned after police charged him with making threats and harassing a neighbor.The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1zo2FT6 ) reports that Gateway coach Mitch Adams resigned Sunday. Adams led the team to championships in 2011 and 2012, and had been a basketball coach at the school for nine years.The 56-year-old Adams told the newspaper he’s innocent, but he didn’t want the issue to become a distraction for the school and the team.Adams was charged by Trafford police on Aug. 11 over an incident that occurred near his home on July 13. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 23.Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti says the school thanks Adams for his years of service, and wishes him well.last_img read more

Who to Watch; Opening Day, September 26

first_imgBlog by Zoe MetzAll the anticipation can mean only one thing.  The Autumn Meet is upon us…We kick off the meet on September 26th the best way we know how; FIVE Grade I “Win and You’re In” races with a berth to the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships up for grabs.The Races2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner, Bayern (photo by Zoe Metz)The Awesome Again is one of the final chances (as well as a prep race for the boys, 3 years old & up) to earn a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Some familiar names have won this race such as Game On Dude and Shared Belief. Horses among this year’s running include Bayern, Global View, Hard Aces, Hoppertunity, Imperative, Point Piper, Sammy Mandeville and Smooth Roller.The Zenyatta Stakes, named after the one and only Zenyatta, is a race for the older fillies and mares to reserve their spot in the Ladies’ Distaff. The last two Zenyatta Stakes have been swept by two time Eclipse Champion, Beholder. Other notables for the race include 2015 Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind, My Sweet Addition and Warren’s Veneda (all Grade I winners over the Santa Anita surface).The FrontRunner Stakes gives a chance to see the young up-and-coming two-year-old boys. You never know where the winner of this race could end up. For example, American Pharoah; he proved he could win in the Del Mar Futurity, showed his professionalism in the FrontRunner, and proved his greatness capturing the Triple Crown. Trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas are tied with 9 winners in the Chandelier StakesThe Chandelier Stakes is a glimpse of the young fillies trying to make their journey on to the first Friday in May. Numerous fillies have used this race to pave their way into running strong races in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, amidst those fillies are Halfbridled, Stardom Bound, Serena’s Song and Blindluck. Fun Fact: D. Wayne Lucas and Bob Baffert are tied for most wins in the Chandelier Stakes, both have had 9 winners.The Rodeo Drive Stakes has been won by fillies and mares that have made their name in the racing world on the grass. In 1998 a mare of the name of Fiji (GB) won this race, later on became Eclipse Award Champion Grass Mare. Other notable past winners include Tranquility Lake, Wait a While (only mare to win the race twice), and Nashoba’s Key. Fun Fact: Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel won this race 3 consecutive years in a row (2003-2005) with Tates Creek, Light Jig (GB) and Megahertz (GB).Ones to WatchHoppertunity during morning workouts (photo by Zoe Metz)This could be his opportunity to steal the show, or rather a Hoppertunity. Hoppertunity has been up against some of the toughest competitors the west coast has seen like Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, the small but mighty Shared Belief and in his most recent start, the best mare around, Beholder. You couldn’t ask for a horse with more consistency than Hoppertunity, he has never been worse than 5th (his debut) in his 13 career starts. Can he punch his golden ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a win in the Awesome Again stakes?Beholder will make an attempt to capture her third consecutive Zenyatta Stakes. She is the mare that can do just about anything, proving just what kind of horse she is by beating the boys with flying colors in the Pacific Classic. She is hands down one of the best mares the world has seen winning 14 of 19 starts. Beholder has not only captured everyone’s attention but she has captured everyone’s hearts with her love and ability to run.Beholder working under Hall of Fame jockey, Gary Stevens (photo by Zoe Metz)Nyquist remains undefeated after three starts, including his graded wins in the Best Pal Stakes and Del Mar Futurity. He has continued the success of Mario Gutierrez and Reddam Racing, LLC over the summer, can he keep the streak alive? Mario and Reddam Racing teamed up for  a victory in the FrontRunner Stakes back in 2013.Songbird proved she is all business in the Del Mar Debutante. She is trained and ridden by Hall of Famers that believe she is something special. She too is also unbeaten and will try to keep her good fortune for owners Fox Hill Farm, Inc.Sharla Rae during morning workouts (photo by Zoe Metz)Sharla Rae is taking on older fillies and mares for the first time to secure her spot in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. She is fresh off an impressive win in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks. Sharla Rae is very familiar with running in stakes company and just continues to improve. Can she make the grade against older females?Opening day is this Saturday, don’t forget first post is at 12:30pm!last_img read more