Arsenal plot £12m bid for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen

first_imgArsenal have been scouting Bowen since January (Picture: Getty)While Unai Emery’s first choice is thought to be Zaha, Arsenal need Palace to dramatically lower their asking price for the forward.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have given Emery just £45m to spend this summer and the Spaniard may have to sell to raise further funds.MORE: Crystal Palace to reject Arsenal’s opening transfer offer for Wilfried ZahaMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Jul 2019 10:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link424Shares Arsenal are plotting a £12m bid for Bowen (Picture: Getty)Hull value Bowen at £15m, but might be willing to accept an offer of £12m.Arsenal have been watching Bowen since January and consider the Englishman a big talent, however Tottenham are also credited with an interest. Jarrod Bowen shone for Hull last season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are ready to move for Jarrod Bowen after extensively scouting the Hull City winger, reports say.Bowen caught the Gunners’ eye during a stellar 2018/19 season, which saw the 22-year-old score 22 goals in the Championship.The Sun claim Arsenal are ready to lodge an official offer and Bowen could be an alternative to Wilfried Zaha.Crystal Palace are demanding £80m for Zaha and Bowen would be a massively cheaper option.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal plot £12m bid for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowencenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Aker Solutions wins Chevron’s Jansz-Io gas field deal

first_imgNorwegian services company Aker Solutions has been awarded a master contract to support the delivery of a subsea compression system for the Chevron Australia-operated Jansz-Io field offshore Australia.The first service order under the master contract will be for front-end engineering and design of a subsea compression station that will boost the recovery of gas from the field, Aker Solutions said in its statement on Tuesday.The FEED scope will also cover an unmanned power and control floater, as well as overall field system engineering services. The field control station will distribute onshore power to the subsea compression station.“Aker Solutions has worked closely with its partners MAN Energy Solutions and ABB to reduce the size and cost of the compression system,” said Luis Araujo, chief executive officer at Aker Solutions.Compression will help maintain plateau gas production rates as reservoir pressure drops over time. While such compressors have typically been installed on platforms over sea level, placing them on the seabed and near the wellheads improves recovery rates and reduces capital and operating costs, Aker Solutions said.The Jansz-Io field is located around 200 kilometers offshore the north-west coast of Western Australia at approximately 1,350 meters below the surface. The Jansz-Io field is a part of the Chevron Australia-operated Gorgon LNG project.last_img read more

ACT’s lightweight turbine blade passes first test

first_imgACT Blade, a spin-off company from UK yacht-sail developer SMAR Azure, has completed the first test of its new lightweight blade for wind farms at ORE Catapult’s Blade Test Facility in Blyth. The two tests are expected to pave the way for the turbine’s first operational deployment later this year. This first of two static tests was carried out in three weeks and saw a full-length 13m blade withstand the toughest simulation of offshore wind conditions, ORE Catapult said. Over the next six months, ACT Blade will work with the Energy Technology Centre to prepare for the installation of three blades on a working wind turbine at the Myres Hill Wind Farm in Scotland, as a further step towards commercialization. Results showed that the blade could withstand extreme loads and every type of direction and twist, going beyond those predicted for an in-service turbine, Catapult added. Source: ACT Blade Post-test inspections show that it held its shape with no damage. The test data, including optically measured strain and deflection results from within the blade textile, are now being analyzed to gain a fuller understanding of the blade’s behavior. The spin-off company based its concept upon the realization that the light, durable structure of yacht sails could be adapted for offshore wind turbine blades. Made up of an internal composite structure and high-tech textiles, ACT’s blades are 24% lighter, which means they can be made 10% longer than the standard 55-meter blade, producing 9% more energy and reducing the cost of energy by 6.7%, ORE Catapult stated. “I realised that the offshore wind industry was engaged in the same race as we were in the yacht-racing world: we need to reduce loads and capture more wind power without compromising on durability,” said Sabrina Malpede, CEO at ACT Blade. “Today, I am delighted that after three projects funded byInnovate UK, we have proven our concept. I would like to thank all our partnerswho have made this breakthrough possible: ORE Catapult, Advanced MaterialsResearch Centre, Advanced Forming Research Centre, the Energy Technology Centre(ETC) and InnoEnergy.”last_img read more

Sophomore upcomer hopes to build on last year’s improvements

first_imgYANA PASKOVA/Herald photoOh, what a difference a year makes.Last season, guard Akiya Alexander averaged a mere 1.4 points in 7.1 minutes as a reserve for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team.This season, Alexander has become one of head coach Lisa Stone’s first options off the Badger bench and has seen a great increase in her production — she currently is averaging 6.0 points in 22.6 minutes through the first five games.For Alexander, the development in her game from just a year ago has simply been a number of factors coming together over the offseason.”I feel I’ve improved a lot just as far as communication and just calming down, being patient as a point guard, being another leader on the floor for my team,” Alexander said. “Defense, offense, taking care of the ball more, just being patient and getting what we need to get done as a team.”Adjusting to the NCAA style of play wasn’t easy for the Evanston, Ill., native during her freshman year — especially getting used to the long and vigorous practices.However, Alexander feels she had an advantage over most of her freshmen teammates — a year of prep school at The Patterson School in Patterson, N.C.”I think I was a little lucky because my [prep] coach was actually a coach in the college level,” Alexander said. “Even though our practices were a little shorter than what they are now, he pushed us to the limit. Everything was intense and that’s what I’ve come to find out college is about.”Stone’s sophomore class as a whole has been turning heads early this season, but Alexander’s improvement from her freshman year may be the most surprising.Heading into this season, Stone knew she had a very composed point guard in Alexander, but questioned whether she could consistently bring that added dimension to the court every day.So far this year, Alexander has answered Stone’s concerns in nearly every game, particularly against Cleveland State and Hawaii where she recorded a personal-best nine points in both games.But Alexander points to her contributions on the defensive end of the floor as her biggest asset to the team.”I think my role is giving our team a spark on defense,” she said. “More because our defense leads to our offense so if I give my team a spark on defense that will just boost our confidence. Especially if we’re down, say we haven’t scored on this team for a while, just getting one stop at a time I think will help our team get into our offense.”While Alexander’s improvement this season has been a welcome addition to the team, it tends to sometimes go unnoticed. She backs up the team’s two best players in guards Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks.However, Alexander doesn’t seem to mind being overlooked.”I never feel overshadowed,” Alexander said. “Those are my teammates, we’re all one unit. I think that when I come in, I’m supposed to keep up the same expectancy level that [Banks] and [Anderson] were giving — just come in there and keep that same edge.”Clearly there’s a strong bond between this year’s sophomore class of Alexander, Banks, Anderson, Ward and Shari’ Welton — one that began even before any of them even stepped foot on the UW campus.”I was lucky enough to actually have a bond with Janese, Danielle, and Shari’ before coming to Wisconsin, I played a lot with them on my AAU team [the Chicago Hoops Express],” Alexander said. “And Jojo [Anderson], she just fit in. I got to know her over the summer, staying with her at the Regent, and we all just came together.”This tight relationship, Alexander says, is why the Badgers have been able to get off to a hot 4-1 start this season.”Everywhere I go you’ll see me with one of my teammates, all the time,” Alexander said. “I think we just have a tremendous bond and that’s why, I guess, we can play together so well because we know each other both on and off the court.”Even though she always puts the team above anything else, Alexander has one personal goal that she is hoping to achieve this season as she continues to improve.”My assist-to-turnover ratio,” Alexander said. “I just want to keep that where my assists are little higher than my turnovers. Other than that I just want to stay confident, stay focused and just to have success.”last_img read more

Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The Cardinals made sure to bring Ware back, signing the free agent in the wake of Adrian Wilson’s biceps injury, suffered Saturday.A veteran of seven NFL seasons, Ware has found a niche with the Cardinals as a backup safety, a role the Cardinals would likely want him to fill again this season.Whatever he ends up doing for the Cardinals, things will be a little different this time around for the 28-year-old, as new defensive coordinator Ray Horton is instituting a few changes.Ware is a fan.“It’s definitely an attack defense,” he said. “Watching the film from Saturday’s scrimmage, just saw guys flying around and having a lot of fun.”For his career Ware has tallied 115 tackles and one’s Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to this report 0 Comments   Share   Matt Ware is comfortable with the Arizona Cardinals.The safety has spent the last five years of his career with the team, making the decision to come back a fairly easy one.“Obviously I know the staff, I know a lot of the guys that are here,” he told reporters at Cardinals training camp Monday. Then again, Ware added that he’s not trying to be comfortable right now, that it’s all about taking advantage of the opportunity he’s been given. center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories last_img read more