Young Professionals Green Energy Awards Finalists Announced

first_imgAlmost 40 candidates have been shortlisted for the Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2019.More than 100 nominees who’ve worked in Scotland’s renewable energy industry for five years or less were narrowed down to a 39-strong shortlist.The Young Professionals Green Energy Awards recognises those who have achieved beyond all expectations, those who are pioneering new ideas and have the drive and ambition to change the renewable energy industry for the better.The event, which will welcome around 250 guests to Glasgow Grand Central Hotel on Thursday May 30, was launched in 2015 to showcase the range of bright and innovative talent in the sector.Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Once again I’m hugely impressed with the standard of nominations submitted for the awards. 2019’s nominees really do showcase the skill and innovation which exists among the young professionals within our sector.“Those shortlisted should be extremely proud of their achievements, and we hope that being a finalist in the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards will encourage them to further grow and develop in their careers and continue to shape the future of renewable energy.”The full list of finalists is available here.last_img read more

Martinez putting staff together

first_img “For Roberto to bring in his team is absolutely what he wants to do and we want to support him on it,” chief executive Robert Elstone told evertontv. “We are working hard to do that and I’m hoping in the near future that Roberto will have his team. “He is also integrating into a very strong, solid team that already exists here. “There is a real spirit at Finch Farm and lot of experience. I know he will want to retain that Everton spirit but yes, he does want his own support team around him. “We are working to make that happen and I’m sure we will succeed on that in the very near future.” In relation to the likely departures, Elstone added: “Whoever ultimately moves on to new pastures goes with our best wishes and our thanks for all their contribution they have made to Everton Football Club.” The players return to pre-season training on Wednesday and while the most pressing issue is the future of Leighton Baines, for whom Manchester United had a £12million bid rejected on Thursday, the Spaniard also needs to get his coaching staff in place. Assistant manager Steve Round, coach Jimmy Lumsden and goalkeeping coach Chris Woods have all been linked with a reunion with former Toffees boss David Moyes at Old Trafford and Martinez wants to assemble his own staff. They are likely to include Graeme Jones, his assistant at both Wigan and Swansea. New Everton manager Roberto Martinez begins work next week and is likely to have his backroom staff finalised quickly.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Football News Argentina Vs Chile: Goalless Draw In Lionel Messi-Less Friendly

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Los Angels: Argentina and Chile ground out a 0-0 draw on Thursday in a niggly friendly international between the two South American rivals. Argentina, missing the suspended Lionel Messi and several other European-based stars including Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria, enjoyed the better chances but were unable to find a goal in front of a sparsely populated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Chile, with Alexis Sanchez leading their attack, were similarly uninspired in front of goal.Thursday’s game was the latest instalment of an increasingly bitter rivalry between the two sides who met in both the 2015 and 2016 Copa America finals, won by Chile on each occasion. The two sides also faced off in this year’s Copa, with Argentina winning a third-place play-off.The intense rivalry was evident throughout, with US referee Jair Marrufo showing no fewer than 10 yellow cards in an often ill-tempered contest.Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz was lucky to stay on the pitch after picking up an early booking and then committing a brutal stamp on Tottenham Hotspur’s Giovani Lo Celso in the first half.Marrufo had brandished his yellow card three times within the first 15 minutes, cautioning Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes in the sixth minute for a rugged tackle on Sanchez.Aranguiz got Chile’s retaliation in moments later, flattening Rodrigo De Paul to earn a yellow card before later flying in on Lo Celso.Argentina came closest to breaking the deadlock on 23 minutes, Lo Celso releasing Lautaro Martinez on the edge of the area who teed up Paulo Dybala for a shot that was superbly saved by Chile’s Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.Chile’s best chance of the half came five minutes from half-time, with Aranguiz forcing a save from Porto goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin.River Plate defender Lucas Martinez Quarta almost gave Argentina the lead in the second half, glancing De Paul’s cross just wide.Chile then missed a golden chance to go in front when Eduardo Vargas cut back to find Cesar Pinares only for the midfielder’s shot to clip the top of the bar.The game deteriorated thereafter with both teams making a flurry of substitutions and the play often interrupted by fouls.Quarta missed the chance to give Argentina a late winner, causing problems with his aerial power.Once again though the centre-half was left frustrated, his header from hitting the bar. last_img read more

NPFL: Tax Chief Charges Players on VAT Wonder Goal

first_imgChairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) Mr. Babatunde Fowler, has urged players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to continuously improve on their skills to attain the best possible height in their career.Fowler spoke through the Assistant Director of FIRS in Ogun State, Mr. Kolawole Olalekan at the presentation of the Match-day 22 VAT Wonder Goal award to Remo Stars Salefu Ochowechi in Sagamu on Wednesday. “On behalf of the Chairman of FIRS, Babatunde Fowler, I congratulate and present this award to you. It is our expectation that this award will be a strong motivation for players to improve their skills, especially at goal scoring to reach the best career height possible in football”, Olalekan said to Salefu.He added that FIRS would be delighted to in the near future see some of the recipients of the awards playing for the Super Eagles.“To play for the national team is a very important achievement and we know that is the dream of every player. It is therefore our expectation that some of you who have won this award will someday appear in the national colours”, continued the FIRS official.Salefu had fended off challenges from Wikki Tourists Festus Umanah and Mohammed Mohammed of ABS to clinch the VAT Wonder Goal number 3 and was on Wednesday presented the prize money for N150,000 half of which he will donate to a Charity in Shagamu.The VAT Wonder Goal is supported by the FIRS as a club and community engagement scheme and also for the promotion of awareness for fulfillment of tax obligations by citizens. It is a social investment of the League Management Company (LMC) through the players and their clubs.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Carrying the load: Weight of Syracuse’s title hopes falls on Treanor’s shoulders as one of country’s top attacks

first_img Published on February 5, 2015 at 8:11 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Everyone on Syracuse knew about Kayla Treanor before she knew about them.Gary Gait, the head coach, bragged about her before she graduated high school. He talked about her stick skills. He talked about how she could fit into SU’s offense. He talked about how great of a player she could be.But before she had to play a significant role for the Orange as an attack, it was just talk.“She came in and had that swagger like, ‘I’m a freshman, but I’m going to play with these people in D-I lacrosse,’” former SU attack Michelle Tumolo said. “… You’d never know if she was a freshman or a senior.“She just plays her heart out.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Tumolo tore her ACL in April 2013, Treanor, a freshman at the time, filled in at the left attack position and was forced to use her left hand as effectively as her naturally dominant right hand. All Treanor had were expectations then, but nothing tangible.But this year, there’s a reputation for her to uphold. There is no Tumolo, and there is no Alyssa Murray. Treanor is the centerpiece of the No. 4 SU offense and if Syracuse were to win its first national title in a women’s sport, it would likely be because of her. Treanor’s 117 points last season led the country and her 79 goals ranked second nationwide.Treanor developed her stick skills, the strongest point of her game, by receiving feedback from Gait. Treanor says Gait, a former SU lacrosse player, has the best stick skills of any player she’s ever seen. In previous seasons, Treanor could also learn from dynamic attacks like Tumolo and Murray on an everyday basis and model her own game after them.“Now it’s her opportunity to lead the offense,” Gait said, “and I think the experience she’s gained by playing on attack is valuable and you’re going to see the results of it this year.”The day before Syracuse’s final four game against Maryland in 2013, Gait mentioned a move to Treanor during a walk-through that he thought she could be successful with. The next day, Treanor scored twice with that exact move, coming from behind the goal, running toward one side of the net, reversing direction behind the crease, attacking the opposite side and scoring with a clinical dip-and-dunk over the goalie.“I use (that move) all the time now,” Treanor said.Because Treanor’s ambidextrous, defenders don’t know which hand to defend. When she charges toward one side, they don’t know if she’ll continue that way or reverse into the opposite direction.On the rare occasion that defenders do slow Treanor down, she’ll throw a behind-the-back pass — something Gait made a career out of — or maybe even fake the fancy play and keep running. In high school, she would throw passes to teammates who weren’t even ready to catch. Treanor has even made a habit of scoring while standing behind goal line extended and curving the ball in.“She’s so dominant because you literally don’t know what’s going to come next,” Tumolo said. “… It’s really almost impossible to shut her down.”Before she got to college, Treanor played midfield. And though it’s common for college coaches to recruit high school midfielders and move them around the field, Treanor spent more time focusing on the endurance needed to play on both sides of the field.At Syracuse, she’s dedicated all of her time to the attack position, which is centered more on controlling the offense with the ball in her stick and taking on defenders one-on-one.While Treanor also has an uncanny ability to pass, too — her 38 assists last season tied her for 14th best in the country — it’s her killer instinct to take over games that separates her.The summer before her sophomore year of high school, the goalie on Albany Elite, her travel team, couldn’t play in the second half of a game during a tournament and there was no backup. With no one in goal, Treanor won the first eight draw controls after halftime and each time, Albany Elite scored in the eventual blowout win.“It was just like bing, bing, bing, bing,” said Peter Melito, Treanor’s travel coach and varsity coach at Niskayuna (New York) High School. “… That to me was just like wow. It was unheard of.”And though Melito says Treanor put on performances like this game after game, she was never satisfied. Treanor played soccer and basketball for most of her life and only picked up lacrosse in seventh grade, so she felt she had to make up for the missed time by working even harder.After practices in high school, she would go home and play wall ball against the bounce-back net in her front yard. During this past Winter Break, Treanor would work out up to three times a day.“You never want to stay the same, you never want to plateau,” Treanor said. “So I have so much to work on.”In the fall of her junior year of high school, Treanor tore the ligaments in her left ankle and felt the pain for the rest of the school year.But it didn’t stop her. She played through her soccer, basketball and lacrosse seasons with the injury.“I just love sports so much, you don’t even think about it,” Treanor said.She grew up idolizing athletes like Bo Jackson — a former professional football and baseball player — whose documentary she watched as a child.But now the roles have shifted. She’s the idol. She’s a frontrunner for this year’s Tewaaraton Award, which is given to college lacrosse’s best player.She’s a product of centerpiece players that have come before her. But Treanor is looking to do something that no one else has done before: lead Syracuse to a national championship.Said Treanor: “The hope is the better I am, the better our team will be.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ This is placeholder text Advertisement Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.last_img read more