Dongfang Electric Machinery has developed China’s first 10MW direct drive permanent magnet generator for offshore wind turbines.Source: Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC)The new generator has recently passed its acceptance tests and has secured a design certificate.It is by far the largest generator produced in China in terms of the capacity and the rotor diameter, the developer said.The generator will be sent to Fujian and installed on the Xinghua Bay offshore wind farm.
Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) BANGOR — The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team has grown to persevere in games like this.For 31 of 32 minutes Friday night, nothing Ellsworth did could seem to shake a pesky Winslow team hungry for a tournament upset. The Eagles made shots, played strong defense and forced turnovers, but every time they appeared on the verge of building a comfortable lead, the Black Raiders clawed their way back into the game.“They really fought us,” Ellsworth’s Jackson Curtis said. “They really made us work for everything, and you have to give them credit because they’re a great team.”Fortunately for the Eagles, so are they — and when push came to shove in this hard-fought tournament showdown, Ellsworth’s poise and leadership in the clutch made all the difference.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth withstood a multitude of Winslow runs Friday to earn a 58-51 victory in the Class B North quarterfinals at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The win saw the Eagles outscore the Black Raiders 16-6 down the stretch to earn their second straight trip to the regional semifinals.“Over the past few years, especially with the turnaround last year, we’ve gotten some great experience that’s helped push us through to win these games,” senior Darby Barry said. “That experience really matters here, and tonight, it carried us to a big win.”Although Curtis scored the game’s first five points to put the No. 2 Eagles (16-3) up 5-0, Winslow responded with a layup and triple of its own to tie the game. Curtis then added five more points to put Ellsworth up 12-7, but the Black Raiders scored the final basket of the first period and the first three of the second to take a three-point lead.Yet Ellsworth regained the lead midway through the second quarter as Austin Harris sparked a 7-0 run to put the Eagles up two possessions. Seventh-ranked Winslow (12-8) scored the next four points to tie the game at 19, but Ellsworth answered with five of the next seven to take a three-point lead into the break.After Winslow scored the opening basket of the second half, Barry drained two 3-pointers to key an 8-1 Ellsworth run that put the Eagles up 32-24. The Black Raiders responded once again, though, this time with a 21-10 spurt that put them ahead 45-42 early in the fourth quarter.Ellsworth scored the next seven points to take a four-point lead before Winslow bookended a Hunter Curtis free throw with two quick baskets to pull back within one. Yet Jackson Curtis then converted a layup and went 5 of 6 from the free-throw line to ice the game and book the Eagles’ spot in the Class B North semifinals.“One of the things you train for is to be able to come through for your team in those big moments down the stretch,” Curtis said. “You want to be that guy that has the confidence to take the shots, and I’ve been in that situation before and know what it’s like.”Jackson Curtis had 26 points for Ellsworth, and Barry joined him in double figures with 12. The Eagles also got nine points from Hunter Curtis, seven from Harris and two apiece from Connor Crawford and Adam Inman. Colby Pomeroy had 17 points for Winslow.Ellsworth faced a tough challenge in containing the 6-foot-4 Pomeroy, who finished two points shy of 1,000 for his career, as well as the 6-3 Jason Reynolds, a top rebounder. The Eagles didn’t completely neutralize Winslow’s potent bigs, but Peter Austin’s team did prevent them from combining for the type of effort they put forth three days earlier against Orono (36 combined points).“We didn’t play quite as well as I would have liked on the offensive side, but defensive-wise, we did a good job of challenging their shots,” Austin said. “We knew that Pomeroy was a good player coming in, and we did what we could to stop him.”Ellsworth will be back at the Cross Insurance Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19, when it takes on No. 3 Washington Academy (14-5) at 7 p.m. Washington Academy, which defeated sixth-ranked Maine Central Institute (13-7) 56-45 earlier Friday night, earned a 45-43 road win over the Eagles to open the season before Ellsworth got revenge Jan. 8 with a 62-42 victory in East Machias.If Ellsworth can topple Washington Academy in the rubber match Wednesday, it would advance to the Northern Maine title game for the second time in the past five years. Doing so will require the Eagles to contain the Raiders’ 6-5 big man, Cecil Gray, and overcome possible double- and triple-teams against Jackson Curtis.“If that’s what happens, our kids are going to have to hit shots for us to win,” Austin said. “That’s what it’s about this time of year, and I think we’ll be a little bit looser next time.” Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bio Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020
(BBC) – The Washington Redskins American football team will review its name after demands from major sponsors.Its headline sponsor, Fedex, joined a fresh wave of calls to scrap a team moniker long-criticised as racist.The Washington DC-based team has faced years of pressure over a name seen as offensive to Native Americans. The latest calls come amid a fresh focus on racism sparked by worldwide protests.FedEx made the request at the behest of its own investors.Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, said: “This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organisation, sponsors, the National Football League (NFL) and the local community.”At the turn of the millennium, FedEx paid $205M (£165M) for the naming rights to the Redskins’ 82 000-seat stadium in Maryland. The deal expires in 2025.But that is not the delivery giant’s only tie to the team. The boss and founder of FedEx, Frederick Smith also owns a minority stake in the Redskins.The team has been under pressure to change its name for decades.Six years ago, FedEx shareholders voted to allow the Redskins to keep its name after the shipping giant received a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Oneida Indian tribe.But as firms assess their stance on issues around race, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests, FedEx has now called for the team to rebrand.Last week, 87 investment firms and shareholders wrote to FedEx, along with fellow Redskins’ sponsors Nike and PepsiCo, calling on the firms to sever ties with the Redskins, according to trade publication AdWeek.“‘Redskins’ remains a dehumanising word, characterising people by skin colour and a racial slur with hateful connotations,” the letter written to PepsiCo said.“We have been in conversations with the NFL and Washington management for a few weeks about this issue,” a PepsiCo spokesperson said.“We believe it is time for a change. We are pleased to see the steps the team announced today, and we look forward to continued partnership.”As of Thursday, Nike’s website did not display any Redskins merchandise. The Washington-based team was the only one of the 32 NFL teams no longer listed in the site’s index.Nike did not immediately respond to the BBC’s request for comment.In the past, the team’s owner Mr Snyder has remained steadfast on keeping the name, calling it a “badge of honour”.
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Amadou Gueye usually doesn’t get nervous right before a race. But when he stepped on the starting blocks at the Big East championship last weekend, he could feel the nerves churning in his stomach.This wasn’t just any 60-meter hurdles race for Gueye. The sophomore was running in only his second meet this indoor season since coming back from a hamstring injury. He didn’t know what to expect.What he got, though, was a second-place finish, crossing the line in 7.92 seconds.‘He really showed up huge this weekend to come out and (reach two personal records) off of really compromised training and racing for the whole indoor season,’ SU assistant coach Dave Hegland said.After the race, Gueye called the second-place finish a relief. He knew a top-tier finish was within his range, even dealing with his nagging injury, as long as he performed the way he should. The only hurdler who topped him was Chris Kinney, a two-time All-American from Georgetown.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textComing off a strong freshman campaign, Gueye entered this season with two goals. They are goals even he calls lofty. The sophomore wanted to run a 7.77 in the 60-meter hurdles and make it to the NCAA Indoor championships.A season of lofty goals quickly turned into a whirlwind of uncertainty for Gueye, though, when he strained his hamstring on Dec. 6, 2009. It’s a date he still remembers vividly.Instead of working toward his goals, he was sidelined and helpless.‘It’s real frustrating,’ said long-distance runner Joseph Bubniak, who was out for part of last year because of illness. ‘You work many months, you get into good shape, then get an injury and then you have to take a few months off. It’s a long process, but if you keep working hard, things will come together.’Hegland wasn’t sure how much Gueye would be able to run following the injury. He said the goals were just delayed a little bit.But Gueye and Hegland both expected the star runner to go full speed at the beginning of February instead of still trying to feel his way around the track.In Gueye’s first race back at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 5, he was still hesitant and mindful of his injury. He finished with a time he called disappointing. He said he wasn’t attacking the hurdles aggressively enough, one of the reasons he’s normally so successful.‘It was good to get a race out of the way,’ Gueye said. ‘But the time wasn’t where I wanted it to be. I don’t know if Coach was happy about it, but I wasn’t satisfied with it.’Because he was still injured, he didn’t want to aggravate it or make it worse. Gueye had his eyes set on the Big East championship.Or as he called it, ‘the big fish.’As a result of Gueye reeling in that big fish with a second-place finish at the Big East championship, he still has a chance to reach both of his goals in a week and a half at the IC4A championship on March 5.‘He’s got a good chance,’ head coach Chris Fox said of Gueye reaching nationals. ‘If he catches it really good at the (IC4A) in 10 more days, he has a shot for sure.’Gueye understands the magnitude of this approaching race. He has to run his best to reach the NCAAs.‘That’s my last chance to hit those goals,’ he said, ‘so it’s going to be a very, very big date for me.’Though Georgetown’s Kinney, who defeated Gueye this past weekend, is already qualified, Gueye is right on his coattails. If he runs a time within the top 16 in the country, Gueye will have achieved one of his missions set forth before the season, all the more impressive considering where he was in December.And Gueye said this time around, there won’t be any nerves.‘I try not to get nervous because I don’t let the moment get to me,’ Gueye said. ‘If I was nervous, that would mean I feel I’m not prepared, and that’s not the case at all. Everybody does a good job at putting me in position to do well and to hit those goals.‘So, nervous? No. Excited? Absolutely.’email@example.com