Marine Energy Wales has released a new report at its annual conference, revealing that £96.2 million has been invested into the Welsh economy.The new ‘State of the Sector’ report outlines findings from a survey carried out by the Welsh industry body, and provides an update on a previous report published in 2017, outlining developments taking place in Welsh waters.The report covers wave, tidal stream and tidal range sectors across Wales and demonstrates that marine energy is fast becoming a dynamic and exciting part of the Welsh economy.The report finds that there has been an increase of £27.9 million worth of investment in Wales over the last 2 years, a £50.8 million increase since 2015. The sector is playing a vital role in attracting inward investment for Wales, and is spurring low carbon, economic growth in coastal regions across the country.There are currently 16 marine energy developers actively progressing projects in Wales and strategic developments are taking place across the country to ensure that infrastructure, testing and demonstration facilities are in place to support the sector.Wales has the potential to establish an early mover advantage in an export market worth an estimated £76 billion by 2050, exporting marine energy technologies, skills, knowledge and intellectual property across the globe. The Welsh supply chain has the capability and ambition to deliver marine energy projects, and the sector is providing diversification opportunities to encourage supply chain resilience, Marine Energy Wales wrote.First Minister, Mark Drakeford, said: “Wales’ natural resources place us in a unique position to harness the significant potential of marine energy. This report clearly demonstrates how the sector is already bringing wide-ranging economic and environmental benefits.“I’m pleased Welsh Government support has resulted in international inward investment for marine energy projects, ensuring sustainable economic opportunities in coastal areas of Wales.“Wales has the potential to achieve even more and I am frustrated at the missed opportunities caused by the UK Government’s wilful disinterest in the development of marine energy projects in Wales. We continue to press it to rethink its energy policy to allow Wales to provide the mix of renewable energy required to benefit our communities.”David Jones, project director of Marine Energy Wales added: “This report clearly demonstrates the positive impacts marine energy is having in Wales, particularly in coastal regions such as Anglesey and Pembrokeshire that are most in need of economic regeneration. It is pleasing to see that Wales is playing an important role in keeping the UK at the forefront of this global low carbon innovative sector.”
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will now be answerable to the people of the country as the Central Information Commission (CIC) on Monday ruled that the governing body of cricket will be covered under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.The CIC, which is the foremost appellate body in RTI related matters, said that the functional characteristics of the BCCI fulfilled the required conditions of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act.Also Read | Centre takes over management of debit-ridden IL&FS GroupIn his 37-page order, Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said, “The SC has also reaffirmed that the BCCI is the ‘approved’ national-level body holding virtually monopoly rights to organize cricketing events in the country.”The BCCI president, secretary and Committee of Administrators were also asked to appoint central public information officers, central assistant public information officers and first appellate authorities to deal with the public queries under the RTI Act.Also Read | ‘Lights, Camera, Scam’: Rahul Gandhi’s mordacious attack on PM Modi over IL&FS bailout“The BCCI should be listed as an NSF covered under the RTI Act. The RTI Act should be made applicable to the BCCI along with its entire constituent member cricketing associations, provided they fulfil the criteria applicable to the BCCI, as discussed in the Law Commission’s report,” Acharyulu said.The BCCI has been given 15 days time to set up online and offline mechanisms to receive applications seeking information under the Act. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
The English Premier League will test Video Assistant Referees (VAR) technology across multiple games for the first time on Saturday.After VAR tests at individual fixtures last season, the Premier League now wants to see how the system copes with several games at the same time.The trial, across all five 3pm kick-offs, will be at the central VAR hub. There will be no communication with anyone at the grounds at which the games are taking place.The trial limits the use of VAR to goals, penalty calls, direct red cards and cases of potential mistaken identity.In April, Premier League clubs voted against introducing VAR for the 2018-19 campaign.As with last season, it will be used in the EFL Cup and FA Cup, but only at top-flight grounds.It was in operation at 19 games last term, a number it is thought will rise to about 60 this season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Young BiH table tennis player, one of the most talented local athletes, had another excellent performance. At the Balkan Junior Championship in Kikinda she won third place in the doubles tournament with her partner Aneta Maksuti from Serbia.In an interview with Radio Sarajevo, she said that she is especially pleased with her performance, especially since in the last few months she missed a number of tournaments.“It was good and I am satisfied. It is difficult to mentally return to competing after several months of not competing, but I have shown that I could. I was able to convey good rhythm in the individual competition’’, said Emina.The young woman from Sarajevo is expected to perform at the European Junior Championship in Ostrava.“The expectations are very high, and following a good performance in Kikinda I feel that I can do it. Medal? Everything is possible, but I do not see this tournament as the most important because the top 10 tour in Sarajevo will follow, and I will try to be in form for that’’, said Emina.“I love this sport and I look forward to every competition. I want to continue to win and to continue my path towards the top’’, said Emina at the end of her interview with Radio Sarajevo.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)