Video: Wavepiston deployment at DanWEC

first_imgWavepiston has released a video showing the recent redeployment of its wave energy device prototype off the coast of Denmark.Wavepiston’s device is comprised of a 120-meter long steel wire stretched between two anchored buoys.The string currently has one energy collector mounted onboard, while the second is expected to be added soon, the Danish wave energy develioper Wavepiston said.In total, the prototype system will house 8 optimized energy collectors, with the expected power output of 12kW.It works as the moving plates pump seawater into pipe which leads it to a turbine that produces electricity.The device hit the waters of DanWEC testing center on May 11, 2017.last_img read more

Haiti’s collapsing penitentiary conditions causes an alarming mortality rate

first_imgBY KAYLA HIGGSHaiti’s jails are raising questions of concern due to its overcrowding, malnutrition and infectious diseases.  The mortality rate behind bars is reaching alarming new levels with 21 inmates dead at the Port-au-Prince penitentiary just last month.Haiti’s penal system is by far one of the most congested in the world, with a staggering 454 percent occupancy level, according to the most recent ranking by the University of London’s Institute for Criminal Policy Research.Prison authorities say they try their best to meet inmates’ needs; however it is difficult to work with insufficient funds from the state. As a result of this, prison authorities fail to provide ample amounts of food and cooking fuel, leading to deadly cases of malnutrition-related ailments such as beriberi and anemia.In 2016, United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon stated “nearly almost all of the 11,000 inmates in Haiti’s national prison system have access to less than one square meter of space and most face 23 hours of confinement a day”.About 80 percent of those incarcerated have not been convicted of a crime and are held in prolonged pretrial detention. Despite the UN’s, along with international donors’, efforts to reduce the percentage, it barely budged.In all, Haiti’s over-crowding prison system is due to high numbers of arbitrary arrests and overuse of pretrial detention. Some inmates have been waiting up to eight years to see a judge.  Cells that were made to accommodate 20 men are now being crammed with 80 to 100 inmates.last_img read more

Cherry AB’s Anders Holmgren under investigation of insider trading

first_img Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share Related Articles Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Stockholm-listed online gambling group Cherry AB has released a statement confirming that Chief Executive Anders Holmgren has been placed under investigation by Sweden’s Economic Crime Authority (ECA) on suspicion of insider trading.Swedish news sources report that Cherry’s Stockholm headquarters was searched by police this Tuesday morning, in-relation to ECA’s investigation of Holmgren.The investigation is believed to be in-relation to Cherry AB’s 2017 trading, focusing on the firm’s November ‘profit warning’ due to the tough integration of its acquired ComeOn asset.Holmgren has been accused of gross executive misconduct with regards to purchasing circa SEK 12 million (€1 million) in company shares and issuing the November profit warning which would later be reversed as Cherry beat its expectations.Issuing its corporate statement, Cherry detailed that it would full collaborate with ECA’s investigation. The Stockholm enterprise has further detailed that it has placed Gunnar Lind current chair of its Audit Committee as acting Cherry CEO, whilst Holmgren remains under investigation.Holmgren who had previously served as a Cherry AB board member and executive director was appointed Group CEO of the company in January 2018 following the departure of Fredrik Burvall.Representatives of Holmgren have yet to make a comment with regards to the accusations of insider trading and leadership misconduct.last_img read more