[View the story “Lord Stanley Goes to the Beach” on Storify] The Stanley Cup made a run through Sea Isle City and Ocean City on Thursday.Los Angeles Kings Assistant Coach John Stevens reportedly owns a home in Sea Isle, and as per tradition, each member of the Stanley Cup winning team gets to spend 24 hours with the National Hockey League’s vaunted prize.The Cup spent most of the morning and early afternoon at various spots in Sea Isle, then traveled through Ocean City (reportedly stopping at a home near 32nd and Bay) on the way to Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City for a late-afternoon event.Here are some snapshots from social media throughout the day.
Italian offshore energy services major Saipem and the Finnish company Wello have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to optimize wave energy converter Penguin technology. The objective of the agreement is the development of future initiatives in the sector.Saipem will support Wello to optimize the installation procedure and operability of the WEC Penguin technology.This synergy should make it possible to obtain a competitive advantage with which to seize the commercial opportunities offered by the sector, Saipem said.Saipem said it is investigating further applications of this same technology to the traditional infrastructures of the Oil & Gas market. These include offshore platforms, with the aim of improving both their energy efficiency and reducing their environmental impact for an increasingly sustainable production of energy.“Thanks to the engagement efforts by its XSIGHT Division, Saipem aspires to become a key player in the field of marine energy, a renewable source which, in the near future, will play a crucial role in the energy transition,” stated Francesco Balestrino, Renewables and Green Technologies Business Development Manager from Saipem’s XSIGHT Division.“XSIGHT is committed to scouting for the most innovative and promising technologies available on the market and to providing technological and financial support to their development with a view to making them suitable for commercialization. Specifically, through Sabella, a company of the Saipem group, we aim to seek out and promote novel initiatives with the purpose of testing innovative technologies and helping them grow.”
First Published: 4th August, 2020 10:34 IST WATCH US LIVE The Pac-12 responded Monday to football players who have threaten to opt-out of the season because of concerns related to health and safety, racial injustice and economic rights with a letter touting the conference’s work in those areas and an invitation to meet later this week.A letter from Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, dated Aug. 3, was sent to 12 football players leading the #WeAreUnited movement. The letter was obtained by The Associated Press and first reported by Sports Illustrated.The players say they have been communicating with more than 400 of their peers throughout the Pac-12. The group released a lengthy list of demands Sunday and said if they are not addressed they will not practice or play. The group said it reached out to the Pac-12 on Sunday to request a meeting. In the letter, Scott said he was eager to discuss their concerns.“I will come back to you in the coming days following discussion with our members and student-athlete leaders to schedule a call for this week to discuss the matters that you have raised,” Scott wrote.Also Monday night, Washington State coach Nick Rolovich said in a statemen t he regretted cautioning one of his players about being part of the #WeAreUnited movement. A recording of a conversation between Rolovich and receiver Kassidy Woods obtained by the Dallas Morning News revealed the coach seemingly warning the player that being involved with the group would hurt his standing with the team. Woods had called Rolovich to inform him he was opting out of the season for health reasons related to COVID-19.“I spoke with Kassidy Woods in a private phone conversation last Saturday afternoon. This was before the #WeAreUnited group had released its letter of concerns,” said Rolovich, who is in his first season was Washington State coach. “Without knowing the concerns of the group, I regret that my words cautioning Kassidy have become construed as opposition. I’m proud of our players and all the Pac-12 student-athletes for using their platform, especially for matters they are passionate about. WSU football student-athletes who have expressed support for the #WeAreUnited group will continue to be welcome to all team-related activities, unless they choose to opt out for health and safety reasons.”The #WeAreUnited players’ demands focused on four areas: health and safety protections, especially protocols related to COVID-19; guarding against the elimination of sports programs by schools during an economic downturn; ending racial injustice in college sports; and economic freedom and equity.Scott addressed each area, highlighting the conference’s:— Medical advisory committee working on COVID-19 protocols and webinars for student-athletes and their parents;— Support for reforming NCAA rules regarding name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes;— Recent initiatives to address racial inequities such as the formation of a social justice & anti-racism advisory group that includes student-athletes representatives.Scott also listed 10 areas in which, he wrote, “The Pac-12 has been a leader in supporting student-athlete health and well-being …” Included were enhanced medical coverage post-eligibility; cost-of-attendance stipends added to the value of scholarship; mental health support; and the Pac-12’s support of reforming NCAA transfer rules to allow athletes more freedom to switch schools.Pac-12 football teams are scheduled to begin preseason practices Aug. 17 and the league’s conference-only regular season is set to start Sept. 26. FOLLOW US Last Updated: 4th August, 2020 10:34 IST Pac-12 Responds To Football Players Threatening Opt-outs The Pac-12 responded Monday to football players who have threaten to opt-out of the season because of concerns related to health and safety, racial injustice and economic rights with a letter touting the conference’s work in those areas and an invitation to meet later this week. LIVE TV COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News Written By