Read Full Story In wind farms across North America and Europe, sleek turbines equipped with state-of-the-art technology convert wind energy into electric power. But tucked inside the blades of these feats of modern engineering is a decidedly low-tech core material: balsa wood.Like other manufactured products that use sandwich panel construction to achieve a combination of light weight and strength, turbine blades contain carefully arrayed strips of balsa wood from Ecuador, which provides 95 percent of the world’s supply.For centuries, the fast-growing balsa tree has been prized for its light weight and stiffness relative to density. But balsa wood is expensive and natural variations in the grain can be an impediment to achieving the increasingly precise performance requirements of turbine blades and other sophisticated applications.As turbine makers produce ever-larger blades—the longest now measure 75 meters, almost matching the wingspan of an Airbus A380 jetliner—they must be engineered to operate virtually maintenance-free for decades. In order to meet more demanding specifications for precision, weight, and quality consistency, manufacturers are searching for new sandwich construction material options.Now, using a cocktail of fiber-reinforced epoxy-based thermosetting resins and 3D extrusion printing techniques, materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed cellular composite materials of unprecedented light weight and stiffness. Because of their mechanical properties and the fine-scale control of fabrication (see video), the researchers say these new materials mimic and improve on balsa, and even the best commercial 3D-printed polymers and polymer composites available.
WEEKEND AUCTION: 244 Baroona Road, Paddington — 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car space — goes to auction at 10am on Saturday. Picture: realestate.com.auA MIXED bag of properties from fixer-uppers to penthouses and luxury hillside homes should produce very diverse results at auctions in Brisbane this weekend.A total of 86 homes in greater Brisbane will go under the hammer this weekend, 61 of which were to be held on Saturday and a massive 25 on Sunday. WEEKEND: Queenslanders galore on auction list 10AM: Scope to add your own style 2PM: War hero’s home going under the hammer SUNDAY AUCTION: Is this Brisbane’s most luxurious home? 112 Mein Street, Hendra; Auction: Sat 21-Oct-17 11:00AM; 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 2 car spaces.Originally 94 homes were scheduled for auction but eight had to be cancelled because they sold beforehand — seven of those had been scheduled for Saturday and one for Sunday.A 1920s cottage at 12 Prince Street, Paddington led the charge for homes that went under contract before they could go to auction. The tiny 273sq m size of the block was not enough to deter interest, with the prime location spurring demand. No figure has been given for the sale price but it last sold in 2009 for $595,000 according to CoreLogic records. 166 Stratton Terrace, Manly Qld; 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms, 2 car spaces; Auction: Sat 21-Oct-17 3:30PM. Sold before auction: 4 Arctic Street, Upper Mount Gravatt; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 car spaces. *FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER on Twitter or Facebook FREE: Get The Courier-Mail’s real estate news direct to your inbox BRISBANE’S AUCTION TIMETABLE:SATURDAY 8:45AM 7 Myrtle Street, Grange, Qld 4051 9:00AM 10 Rotorua Court, Aspley, Qld 4034 28 Deighton Road, Dutton Park, Qld 4102 9:30AM 93 Forest Street, Moorooka, Qld 4105 6 Lamona Circuit, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 10:00AM 28 Charlotte Street, Wavell Heights, Qld 4012 118 Bell Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld 4169 25a Emma Street, Red Hill, Qld 4059 24 Glenmorgan Street, Keperra, Qld 4054 95 Hows Road, Nundah, Qld 4012 31 Orcades Road, Yeronga, Qld 4104 18 Rous Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 6 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, Qld 4064 244 Baroona Road, Paddington, Qld 4064 4/27 Second Avenue, Sandgate, Qld 4017 54 Eagle Street, Alderley, Qld 4051 10:30AM 73 Jardine Street, Stafford, Qld 4053 11:00AM 39 Granville Street, West End, Qld 4101 17 Adios Cl, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 31 Dolomite Street, Runcorn, Qld 4113 59 Gumdale Street, Wakerley, Qld 4154 112 Mein Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 20 Athol Street, Yeronga, Qld 4104 12 Walter Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 3/43 Simpsons Road, Bardon, Qld 4065 11:30AM 435 Musgrave Road, Coopers Plains, Qld 4108 24 Dance Crescent, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 12:00PM 99 Raff Avenue, Holland Park, Qld 4121 19 Glasgow Street, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 26 Fosbery Street, Windsor, Qld 4030 10 Vista Street, Bardon, Qld 4065 100 Franklin Street, Annerley, Qld 4103 CHURCH 27 Ruth Street, Corinda, Qld 4075 140 Turner Road, Kedron, Qld 4031 12:30PM More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago 4 Arpege Crescent, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 17 Conlan Street, Carina Heights, Qld 4152 1:00PM 34a Yardley Avenue, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 77 Barkala Street, The Gap, Qld 4061 84 Harding Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 1:30PM 42 Emma Street, Holland Park West, Qld 4121 16 Geelong Street, East Brisbane, Qld 4169 2:00PM 5/10 Fortitude Street, Auchenflower, Qld 4066 77 Fletcher Parade, Bardon, Qld 4065 13 Colworth Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 101 Kingsley Terrace, Manly, Qld 4179 28 Lunga Street, Carina, Qld 4152 9 Bulimba Parade, Bulimba, Qld 4171 45 Gaynesford Street, Mount Gravatt, Qld 4122 2:30PM 202/21-23 Victoria Street, Windsor, Qld 4030 14 Littler Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 3:00PM 5 Bride Street, Wynnum, Qld 4178 49 Wentworth Parade, Balmoral, Qld 4171 264 Gardner Road, Rochedale, Qld 4123 4 Edzell Place, Carindale, Qld 4152 14 Allardyce Street, Graceville, Qld 4075 3:30PM 166 Stratton Terrace, Manly, Qld 4179 PIC 10 Kanuka Street, Algester, Qld 4115 4:00PM 2/38 Vincent Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 286 Formosa Road, Gumdale, Qld 4154 95 Stephen Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 6:00PM 27 Vardon Street, Wilston, Qld 4051 SUNDAY 9:00AM 5/249 Coronation Drive, Milton, Qld 4064 Historic terrace 22 Shaw Street, Auchenflower, Qld 4066 Commercial 9:30AM 15/11 Croydon Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 10:00AM 2217/180 Grey Street, South Bank, Qld 4101 3 Sussex Court, Carina Heights, Qld 4152 15 Normanby Terrace, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059 76 Lockerbie Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld 4169 71 Park Road, Wooloowin, Qld 4030 2506/25 Anderson Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld 4169 4/22 Oxford Street, Woolloongabba, Qld 4102 29 Mullens Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007 18 Strath Street, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 83 Hampstead Road, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 4/18 Moray Street, New Farm, Qld 4005 103/180 Dornoch Terrace, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 5/29 Bilyana Street, Balmoral, Qld 4171 9 Potts Street, East Brisbane, Qld 4169 6/10 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe, Qld 4005 50 Hillside Crescent, Hamilton, Qld 4007 1500 Creek Road, Carina, Qld 4152 5 & 7 Clarence Street, South Brisbane, Qld 4101 2/68 Rose Lane, Gordon Park, Qld 4031 10:30AM 4009, 4010/255 Ann Street, Brisbane City, Qld 4000 7/183 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059 54/29 George Street, Brisbane City, Qld 4000 (List source: realestate.com.au) Under contract already: 12 Prince Street, Paddington; 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car space. Auction cancelled due to sale: 64 Montpelier Street, Clayfield; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces. Under contract: 43 Clarke Street, Hendra; 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces.Among other auction properties that have already gone under contract was the brand new 64 Montpelier Street, Clayfield, as well as a low maintenance home at 32 Flemington Street, Hendra, a retro 1970s original at 4 Arctic Street, Upper Mount Gravatt, a dual listing at 43 Clarke Street, Hendra, the finely kept 60 Solar Street, Coorparoo, plus 14 Zeehan Street, Wavell Heights. A unit at 30/34 Dornoch Terrace, West End has also had its auction postposed pending negotiations.The first home going to auction this weekend is in the Grange at 7 Myrtle Street, while Saturday’s last one to go under the hammer will be in the evening at 6pm at 27 Vardon Street, Wilston. Brisbane’s Sunday auctions start at 9am with the final three of the weekend going at auction at 10.30am. Auction cancelled: 32 Flemington Street, Hendra; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 car spaces. 27 Ruth Street, Corinda Qld; 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Spaces; Auction: Sat 21 Oct. 2017 12PM.
Related Stories Syracuse lacrosse head coach John Desko wins 2nd consecutive ACC Coach of the Year awardSyracuse men’s lacrosse’s offense is rounding into form at just the right timeSyracuse weathers Duke comeback to win 2nd straight ACC tournament championship4 Syracuse lacrosse players earn All-ACC honors Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Syracuse was named the No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face Albany (12-3, 6-0 America East) in the first round in the Carrier Dome on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.The Orange beat the Great Danes on Feb. 21, 16-7. It was SU’s second game of the season and Albany’s first.The Orange finished the season 11-4 (2-2 Atlantic Coast) and received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament when it won its second ACC title in a row. SU battled back from a stretch of four losses in five games during the middle of the season to win five straight — three over ranked teams.Syracuse boasts the seventh-best offense in the country with 12.9 goals per game. Dylan Donahue leads the way with 59 points (28 goals and 31 assists) while Massachusetts transfer Nick Mariano has the most goals on the team with 34. Junior Sergio Salcido hadn’t scored a goal through the first two years of his career, but has 26 this season and is second on the team in points.Faceoff specialist Ben Williams’ 63.1 percent winning percentage is eighth-best. Since becoming the Orange’s starter in goal seven games ago, Evan Molloy is 6-1 with a 58.3 save percentage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf SU wins its first-round matchup, it will play its quarterfinal game in Providence, Rhode Island on May 21 against either No. 1 seed Maryland, Quinnipiac or Hartford.
Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield CLEVELAND — With the passing of the trade deadline, the Angels’ roster is essentially set for the rest of this season, which makes this a good time to take stock of where they are and where they’re going.After losing five of seven in a frustrating homestand, they are 56-54, six games back in the race for the second American League wild-card berth.We took your questions on Twitter and our Angels Facebook page.Q: Are we throwing in the towel with no new pitching? — @ds8106 Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros A: For this season, it seems like it. However, the towel was probably thrown in a while ago. General Manager Billy Eppler knew they had a long way to go to catch the Houston Astros last winter, so he chose a conservative approach. He held on to all the top prospects and avoided any long-term contracts that could affect future spending. He took a few short-term chances with the hope that, if some things broke right, they could grab a wild card. But all three of their free-agent pitching signings (Matt Harvey, Trevor Cahill and Cody Allen) were whiffs. Given that none of that worked, and along with the tragic passing of Tyler Skaggs, the Angels have been stuck on the fringes of the playoff race. There was little Eppler could do at the deadline that would significantly help the 2019 team make the playoffs, and he didn’t feel the prospect cost for players controllable beyond 2019 was appropriate.Q: Why a catcher and why not (Dustin) Garneau? — John ClarkeA: Many fans were puzzled when the Angels acquired Max Stassi at the deadline. The Angels didn’t really have a true defensive specialist at catcher going forward. Jonathan Lucroy is going to be a free agent at the end of the year. Kevan Smith is more of an offensive catcher. Their top catching prospect, Jack Kruger, is in Double-A and probably wouldn’t be ready next season. As for Garneau, clearly the Angels feel Stassi is a defensive upgrade. The Angels also have Stassi for three more seasons. It’s clear the Angels feel getting a defensive whiz behind the plate can help their pitchers, which is obviously a need. Stassi is perhaps a poor man’s version of Martín Maldonado, who had also been a backup catcher known as an elite defender without much success at the plate when the Angels got him.Q: What is the plan with Lucroy, Smith, and Stassi all out of options? — @ZacharyMLangA: That’s an excellent question. I don’t know the answer, but we’ll find out by Friday, when the Angels will have to add Stassi to the 25-man roster. The Angels won’t have three catchers on the roster, and they can’t option any of them. So either one is going on the injured list – and none were hurt as of Wednesday – or one of them is going to be gone. Obviously, the Angels just got Stassi, so the choice will be between Lucroy and Smith. The Angels have viewed Lucroy as the starter when both have been healthy, but Smith is the one who is still under control beyond this season. Q: Jeff, will they at least spend huge in the offseason for an actual ACE? (Madison) Bumgarner?? They are wasting Mike Trout’s prime years … — @irishzorro2010A: Eppler has said that spending on free agents has to be coordinated with the development of the rest of the team, and the young core is actually going to be in better shape this winter than in previous years. Young players like David Fletcher, Luís Rengifo, Griffin Canning, José Suarez, Jaime Barría and Ty Buttrey will all be making around the big league minimum next year, with Jo Adell likely also in the mix. Last winter, the Angels didn’t have any minimum-salary players they could comfortably pencil into prominent roles. So instead of having to spread their payroll to fill five or six holes, they can use it for two or three. That means aiming for better players. Obviously, pitching is their primary need. All of that is a long-winded way of saying, yes, I expect the Angels to compete at the top of the free-agent pitching market, starting with Gerrit Cole, who is a native of Orange County and a former UCLA star.Q: Will they still be afraid and refuse to break the luxury tax threshold in the offseason?? That seems to be the exact reason they go dumpster diving every winter. They need to do whatever it takes to A. Bring Gerrit Cole home and B. sign a second top-line starter (i.e. Hyun-Jin Ryu /Bumgarner) — @TheRealArt_BA: Just two teams exceeded the luxury tax threshold in 2018. The Angels’ payroll, depending on how you calculate it, is around the top quarter of major league teams. Plus, as I said in the previous answer, Eppler is more interested in spending when it can make a difference. If a team has a 75-win core of young players, you can’t just throw money at it and add a bunch of 30-year-old free agents and make it a 90-win team. If you have an 85-win core, you can add a couple of free agents to get above 90.Q: Will Fletcher, Rengifo and Andrelton Simmons be our everyday infield next season? — @RePLAY619Q: Does Zack Cozart get another chance to be an everyday player next year for the Angels? Or have the young guys (Fletcher, Rengifo, Taylor Ward, Matt Thaiss, etc) done enough to push Cozart off the roster? — Greg LuttrellA: These questions obviously are worth being combined. As for Cozart, he is not going anywhere this winter. The Angels are going to have to pay him, so they might as well bring him to spring training and see if his most recent shoulder surgery has helped make him an effective player again, even if that’s as a bench player. If not, they now have more alternatives than they did last year or even at the start of this season, thanks to the development of Fletcher, Rengifo and Tommy La Stella. So I expect them to go into spring training with Simmons at shortstop and Fletcher, Rengifo, La Stella and Cozart all in the mix for playing time at second and third. Whoever plays the best will play.Q: With the Albert Pujols contract running through 2021 and the emergence of Thaiss looking like a Major Leaguer and (Shohei) Ohtani being the obvious DH, what do the Angels do with the situation? Pujols is the obvious out, but it’s tough to let 25M sit on the bench all year for multiple seasons. — @LTBU271A: First, it’s a little early to say Thaiss has established himself as a major league player after 49 plate appearances. Like the Cozart situation, this is one the Angels can let play out on the field. Unless the Angels trade Thaiss or Pujols unexpectedly retires, they will have both players in spring training, and they will play according to their production. The Angels also still might have Justin Bour, who is arbitration-eligible. Don’t forget that Ohtani will be pitching next season, which will open up the DH spot more often for Pujols or anyone else. Plus, next season, rosters are expanding to 26 players, which makes it a little easier to carry any position player who isn’t playing as much.Q: Any idea what’s the plan for Ohtani next year. He’s really turning into a great hitter but I think he needs consistent at-bats not just hitting three times a week. — @CesarCM13A: This is a good question. Since Ohtani still has a ways to go in his pitching rehab, it’s a little early for the Angels to figure out if they want him pitching once a week, as they did last year, or on a normal five-day rotation, like other starters. It’ll probably be something in between. If he pitches once a week, and gets the day off before and after, that’s four days a week at the plate. However, as he gets going and they get more comfortable with what he can handle physically, I would not be surprised to see them let him hit the day after he pitches. It’s tougher to let him hit the day before, because if he gets hurt they’d be in a bind for a starting pitcher the next day.Q: Chances Jo Adell is called up this season and how soon? — @d_leycoA: He was just moved to Triple-A on Thursday, which certainly increases the chances. Eppler said he sees value in players going to Triple-A before the majors. Even though the raw talent at Double-A is similar to Triple-A, the players at the higher level have more big-league experience and provide a different challenge to help add polish to a prospect. If Adell performs well enough at Triple-A that they feel he’s ready for significant playing time in the majors in September, he could be up. I don’t think they’d bring him up just to sit on the bench, though. Once they add him to the 40-man roster, he’ll take up a spot all winter that could have gone to someone else. Each year that the Angels’ system gets deeper, their 40-man roster gets a little tighter.Q: Out of all our top prospects, including those who graduated this year (Canning, Rengifo, Buttrey) who would you say is expendable? I know Eppler said he tried to trade from the surplus of position players. Just curious if they value some over others, say Thaiss over Rengifo or Fletcher? — Ruben J. RosasRelated Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter A: Eppler said they had trade discussions involving all of their top prospects except one, which was presumably Adell. It seems like the best prospect they have who could be traded is Brandon Marsh. Marsh is an outfielder who is only a year or two from the majors, and between Trout, Adell and Justin Upton, the outfield is going to be full for a while. The only opening for Marsh would be if Upton needs to move to first base or DH, which seems like a longshot since they have players at those spots too. It also seems as if Taylor Ward has been passed on the depth chart by Thaiss, and they play the same positions, so perhaps Ward could be moved in a trade.UP NEXTAngels (LHP Dillon Peters, 2-0, 3.06) at Indians (RHP Mike Clevinger, 5-2, 3.28), Friday, 4:10 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
KINGSTON:National Football League (NFL) fans in Jamaica and across the Caribbean have scored a big win with FLOW.FLOW, through its parent company C&W Communications, has secured a five-year agreement to offer various NFL assets, including NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Network and NFL Red Zone for its cable TV line-up across the region. Fans of the NFL will also be able to watch live regular season games on FLOW TV.FLOW TV will also broadcast popular NFL programmes, including NFL Hard Knocks, America’s Game, Road to the Play-offs and Road to the Super Bowl.”We are pleased to be adding more content on FLOW TV, on FLOW channel 100, which is available to all FLOW customers. It’s part of our move to make more cable programming available to our customers,” said Carlo Redwood, vice-president of marketing and products, FLOW.He added: “The partnership with the NFL adds value to our offerings. In addition, NFL fans have access to games across multiple platforms, including FLOW TV and on their smart devices.”The NFL’s vice-president of international media, Michael Markovich, stated: “We are pleased to partner with a leading provider in the Caribbean to give our fans increased access to NFL content across multiple platforms, and we look forward to continuing to develop a mutually beneficial and longstanding partnership.”FLOW has introduced an early-bird special with flexible payment options for NFL Sunday Ticket, making access easier for customers. The NFL Sunday Ticket features up to 13 different high-definition games live each Sunday, while NFL Network and NFL RedZone will be available at no extra cost within the basic and extended basic packages, respectively.Exciting momentsThe NFL RedZone produced by NFL Network whips around every NFL game on Sunday afternoons, delivering the touchdowns and most exciting moments as they happen and in high definition. When a team goes inside the 20-yard line, fans see the crucial plays live. The channel keeps fans up-to-date in real time, switching from game to game with live look-ins, highlights and a chance to see every important play.In addition, FLOW will introduce a variety of exciting promotions, including a chance to attend a live NFL regular season game, as it launches the partnership across the region.The NFL will be broadcast on FLOW in Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, CuraÁao, Grenada, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks & Caicos.In Jamaica, the broadcast begins at midday on FLOW TV.
Finn Harps bring the curtain down on their 46th League of Ireland campaign when they welcome First Division Champions Wexford Youths to Finn Park on Saturday evening.And while the game will signal the end of the 2015 league season, Harps still have much to play for as they enter the play-off series next weekend against UCD.Harps will play the students home and away over the next fortnight with the winner going on to play the club that finishes second from bottom in the Premier Division – also over two legs. The winner of that tie will play in the Premier Division next season. Before that though, Harps have their final outing in the league with the visit of the Champions to Ballybofey.Harps and Wexford had fought it out between themselves for the top two spots for all of the season, but it was the Youths who held firm to top the table and claim promotion after just nine seasons in the domestic game.“Wexford already turned us over in Ballybofey and went on to deservedly win the league,” said Horgan as he prepares for the visit of Shane Keegan’s table toppers this weekend.“They have a great mixture of experience with younger lads and have a lot of top players,” he said. “They have a bit of everything from ability to strength and togetherness. They will be a great test for us on Saturday.” Despite nothing only points at stake in Saturday’s game as all but the minor finishing spots have been decided in the First Division, Horgan will still be preparing his team in the usual fashion ahead of the game.“We prepare for every game the same as the last game although we hope to get lads game time that were out last week,” continued the Harps boss.Last Friday, a much changed Harps side recorded a 1-1 draw against Athlone Town at Lissywollen.“Athlone are a strong side and any result down there is good,” said Horgan. “We weren’t at our best in the second half in particular and were lucky in the end to get a point. However, it was good to see a few of our younger players stepping up to the first team and doing well.”Horgan has the suspended foursome of Tony McNamee, Wilfried Tagbo, Ciaran Coll and Kevin McHugh available again, although the latter is a doubt for Saturday’s game. Damien McNulty has made a quicker than anticipated return from injury while Raymond Foy is the only player now on the injured list. Wexford hold the upper hand over Harps this season with two victories in the three games between the sides. Wexford also have a great record at Finn Park and only left empty-handed on five of their previous fifteen visits to Ballybofey.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: Kevin McHugh.Injured: Raymond Foy.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-W-D-W-W (13 pts)Wexford Youths: W-W-W-W-W-W (18 pts)LEAGUE CAMPAIGN ENDS AS HARPS FACE CHAMPIONS WEXFORD YOUTHS was last modified: October 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpswexford youths