LEANWIND, a project funded by the European Union that started in December 2013, has come to an end. The LEANWIND team marked the closing by issuing the final project publication covering project results.Led by a 31-partner consortium, the EUR 15 million worth LEANWIND (Logistic Efficiencies And Naval architecture for Wind Installations with Novel Developments) project was backed with EUR 10 million provided by the European Commission.The project’s primary objective has been to provide cost reductions across the offshore wind farm lifecycle and supply chain through the application of lean principles and the development of state of the art technologies and tools. LEANWIND was broken down into 10 different work packages ranging from technical management, novel vessels equipment, to integrated logistics and economic and market assessment, among others.
New Delhi: The opening match of the Indian Premier League 2019 witnessed a low-scoring match with Chennai Super Kings bowling out Royal Challengers Bangalore for 70 on a sluggish pitch. In response, MS Dhoni’s men found the going tough but they managed to win by seven wickets to win their seventh consecutive game against Virat Kohli’s side and improve their overall record to 15-7 in Twenty20 encounters. During Chennai Super Kings’ innings, Suresh Raina created history and pipped Virat Kohli’s attempt at a new record. Before the match, Kohli needed 48 runs to get to the landmark while Raina needed 15 runs to get to the record. Kohli fell for 6 but Raina ensured he secured a place in the record books.After a slow start, Raina muscled two fours off Moeen Ali and in the fifth ball of the ninth over bowled by Umesh Yadav, the left-hander hopped across and glanced a shortish ball to fine leg to become the first player in the history of the Indian Premier League to score 5000 runs. Raina is the leading run-getter in the IPL and he has also played the most games, 177 as compared to Dhoni’s 176. In his storied IPL career, he has an average of 34 with a strike-rate of 138 with 35 fifties and a century. The left-hander has been part of Chennai Super Kings’ three IPL title triumphs in 2010, 2011 and 2018. Raina is the only Indian cricketer to slam more than 8000 runs in Twenty20s, He is currently sixth in the all-time list of run-getters in Twenty20 cricket, with Chris Gayle leading the charts with 12318 runs followed by Brendon McCullum who has 9922 runs. Kieron Pollard is next on the list with 9037 runs followed by Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik who has smashed 8701 runs. David Warner, who will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad, has 8111 runs followed by Raina.Chennai Super Kings will take on Delhi Capitals in the next game at the Feroz Shah Kotla on March 26 while Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Mumbai Indians in their first home encounter on March 28. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Suresh Raina became first to reach 5000 runs in IPL.CSK secured their seventh straight win against RCB.Virat Kohli needs 46 more runs to reach 5000 runs in IPL. highlights
“In tendering an offer sheet to Sebastian Aho on July 1, our objective was to add a talented young forward entering the prime of his career,” Bergevin said. “With Carolina matching our offer, we wish Sebastian and the Hurricanes all the best.”Aho, 21, had 83 points (30 goals, 53 assists) in 82 games last season, setting career highs in goals, assists and points and becoming only the sixth player in franchise history to record at least 30 goals and 50 assists in a season. He also became the fourth player in franchise history to record 80 points in a season before turning 22 and the seventh player in franchise history to score 30 goals in a season before his 22nd birthday.The move by Montreal to sign Aho to the offer sheet didn’t come as a shock given that they created space ahead of the start of free agency by moving veteran Andrew Shaw back to the Blackhawks and Nicolas Deslauriers to the Ducks. Aho’s deal, according to Sportsnet, is heavily frontloaded, paying him $21 million in the first year, and contains the maximum signing bonus allowed.The offer sheet was the first in the NHL since 2013, when the Flames tried to snatch Ryan O’Reilly from the Avalanche.It has been 12 years since an offer sheet was not matched. In 2007, the Oilers acquired Dustin Penner from the Ducks. DONE DEAL!We have OFFICIALLY matched the @CanadiensMTL’s offer sheet for @SebastianAho! pic.twitter.com/A9zpAJRUI7— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) July 7, 2019″This was an easy decision,” Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said in a statement. “Sebastian is one of the best players in the league and the centerpiece of what we’re building here. We’ve spoken to him throughout this process and he’s made it clear that he wants to be in Raleigh and be a part of this organization. … There was no concern at any point that we would not be able to match this contract. Once again, the Carolina Hurricanes should not be underestimated. We have a plan and all the resources to win a Stanley Cup.”Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin released a statement Monday acknowledging defeat in his pursuit of Aho. Related News The Hurricanes have matched the Canadiens’ offer sheet to center Sebastian Aho worth $42.27 million over five years, Carolina president and GM Don Waddell announced Sunday. The deal, which carries an average annual value of $8.454 million, runs through the 2023-24 NHL season. Artemi Panarin free agency news: Rangers land star winger Sergei Bobrovsky free agency news: Panthers get goaltender on 7-year deal
Parra finished the day game 2-for-4 with a double and a home run, and, given the superstitions of baseball players, “Baby Shark” official became a thing at Nationals Park.By the time the Nats reached the playoffs, the song and associated clapping had grown into a Full-Fledged Happening and rallying cry, with the home crowds chirping along enthusiastically. Things only intensified during the World Series, as the Nationals beat the Astros in seven games, despite being swept in their three home games.This is what it looks like when 43,867 people do “Baby Shark” at the #[email protected]_gparra // #STAYINTHEFIGHT pic.twitter.com/yT8el4GgUc— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 26, 2019One would assume that Parra will take the song with him to the Land of the Rising Sun, but it seems unlikely that the Nationals will continue to embrace the “Baby Shark” tradition in 2020, given its association with the departing outfielder. But then, they’ve spent money on it, slapped it on merchandise and kinda made it part of their championship identity, so don’t be surprised to see it stick around for a least a little while. Parra, who was a free agent, will make $2 million this season plus a $500,000 bonus, a source told The Washington Post. The deal also has a $3 million vesting option for 2021, the Post reported.MORE: The Nationals’ obsession with ‘Baby Shark,’ explainedParra, 32, slashed .234/.293/.391 last season in 119 games with the Giants and Nationals, but his biggest contribution was easily his introduction of the popular children’s anthem during games in Washington. While stuck in an 0-for-22 slump in June, he decided to switch things up, and he looked to his young daughter for inspiration.”I wanted to put on something different,” Parra said (via NBC Sports Washington). “My [2-year-old daughter Aaliyah Victoria] loves that song. Before the game, I tried merengue, reggaeton, hip-hop, then I said, ‘You know what, I want to put in Baby Shark.’ I’m happy for that.” Goodbye, “Baby Shark.” Gerardo Parra, the Nationals backup outfielder who used the annoying/catchy children’s tune as his walk-up song last season and created a phenomenon at Nationals Park, is headed to Japan to play for the Yomiuri Giants of the Nippon Professional Baseball league, according to ESPN.