David Ainsworth Leaves MCT, Joins Kite Power Solutions

first_imgAfter 10 years’ service with Marine Current Turbines Ltd, a Siemens Business (MCT) David Ainsworth joins Kite Power Solutions Ltd.Prior to joining MCT David spent 8 years as part of the management team building Bowman Power Systems, who at that time were developing compact gas turbine cogeneration systems using micro-turbines with high speed alternators.David  joined MCT in 2003 as Project Manager, and was responsible for the consenting process for SeaGen and project delivery logistics.David has a history of working in research and technology development since graduating from Southampton University. KPS will be the third start up business he will have been involved with in the last 20 years.David said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my 10 years at MCT, We have a great team and a great product, I always knew it was going to be a radical and exciting job opportunity to drag me away from MCT, and KPS seems to provide the formula at the time in my life when I can take the risk. I was employee number two at both BPS and MCT, so I have a well known appetite for career risk which has provided me nearly 20 years of employment. I truly believe KPS has the same potential as both these businesses. I am really excited by this new prospect and really looking forward to getting involved in this new technology.”Sven Stoye, CEO of MCT said: “It will be sad to see Dave leave. He has been a long, loyal and valued member of the team and we wish him every success in the future. The tidal energy market has a great deal of potential and my team and I look forward to developing and installing the next generation of SeaGen technology. ”David started employment with KPS on 6th October 2014.Press Release, October 07, 2014last_img read more

Mourinho gets off to winning start with Spurs

first_imgLONDON (AP):José Mourinho made a winning start to life as Tottenham manager, as his new team beat West Ham 3-2 yesterday for their first away victory in the Premier League in more than 10 months.Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane scored in a 13-minute span around half-time at the Olympic Stadium, with Tottenham, having a spark to their play rarely seen in the final months of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.That ended on Tuesday, allowing for the return of Mourinho to the Premier League nearly a year after he was fired by Manchester United. He had an instant impact.“Doesn’t matter how, the three points were fundamental for us,” Mourinho said. “The boys are happy and that’s what I wanted. I wanted them back to happiness.”The most obvious effect was the improvement of Dele Alli, who shone in the No. 10 role behind Kane and fed Son with a penetrative pass for the opening goal in the 36th minute.Another deft piece of play by Alli – this time he flicked the ball to Son, while on the ground near the touchline – led to the South Korea forward crossing for Moura to poke home a close-range finish in the 43rd.Kane added the third goal four minutes into the second half when he headed in a right-wing cross by Serge Aurier.“I like very, very much the first 60 minutes,” said Mourinho, who added that fatigue after the international break was a factor in Tottenham allowing West Ham a way back into the game.West Ham pulled goals back through substitute Michail Antonio in the 73rd and Angelo Ogbonna in the sixth and final minute of injury time, but Tottenham did enough to earn a first away win in the league since beating Fulham on January 20. LUCKY “I think we are lucky,” Mourinho said, “that I have so many years in the Premier League, that I told the players at half-time, even if we score 3-0, minute 85 the game will be open. I think they understood that.”On Alli, who has struggled for form this season and hasn’t been selected in recent England squads, Mourinho said: “I’m happy with him. I spent a few minutes with him in training and outside the pitch. And we were saying that the best Dele Alli has to be back.“He’s too good to not be one of the best players in the world and not playing with the national team.”Spurs were in 14th place, 11 points off the top four, when Mourinho took over, but already look a team revitalised under their new manager.Mourinho still has to solve an issue with Christian Eriksen, the Denmark playmaker who has been unsettled this season and started on the bench again against West Ham.“I need to understand what’s in Christian’s mind or heart,” Mourinho said before kick-off, “and we have to make the right decision for the club.”last_img read more

Utes land another recruit

first_imgE-mail: [email protected] The Utah basketball team has received another commitment for the 2007-08 season.Carlon Brown, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound combo guard from Martin Luther King High in Riverside, Calif., said he will play for Ray Giacoletti’s Utes next year.Brown, who averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists as a junior, was recruited by schools such as Stanford, UNLV, Temple, Santa Clara and San Diego State, before narrowing his choices to Marquette, Nebraska and Utah.”First of all, I like the city, it’s beautiful and clean with no smog like L.A.,” Brown said. “The people were great, it’s a real good staff and I got along great with the players. I like the school a lot.”Giacoletti is not allowed to comment on possible signees until after they actually sign a letter of intent in November.He has said the Utes plan to sign three players this fall. The Utes will lose one senior in Ricky Johns, one to an LDS mission, David Foster, and will get back the scholarship they lost from NCAA sanctions four years ago.Last spring, Morgan Grim, a 6-7, 205-pound forward from Riverton High, committed to play for the Utes. The third player is expected to be Nemanja Calasan, a 6-9 power forward from Midland (Texas) College, who is originally from Serbia and Montenegro. According to several recruiting services, he has committed to Utah. PRACTICE ON TAP: Ute basketball practice officially begins Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.Traditionally, basketball practice has begun Oct. 15 and in recent years that was amended to the first Saturday nearest Oct. 15.However, because so many schools were trying to get a jump by holding practices at midnight, the NCAA decided to move it to Friday night.The Utes have been holding individual workouts, as per NCAA rules, and Giacoletti is happy with what he has seen so far.”I’m as excited as I’ve been since I’ve been here,” Giacoletti said. “We have a great group of kids. They’re a hard-working group.” The annual Night With the Runnin’ Utes will be Oct. 24 at the Huntsman Center, with the first exhibition game on Nov. 3 against a team from Canada. Another exhibition against Montana Tech will be Nov. 6 before the first official game of the season Nov. 10 against Southern Utah. NINE NEWCOMERS: The Utes will have nine new players, joining holdovers Johns, Luke Nevill, Johnnie Bryant, Shawn Green, Lawrence Borha and Chris Grant.Six are recruits, point guards Curtis Eatmon and Luka Drca, swingman Stephen Weigh, forwards Daniel Deane and Kim Tillie and center David Foster. Misha Radojevic sat out last year with an injury and has just started practicing, while the other two are walk-ons Craig Cusick and Sayre Brennan.”I like the foundation we have with our first two classes and can see improvement from last year to this year,” Giacoletti said. “The six freshmen are each unique in their own way. The good thing is there will be competition at each position.”Giacoletti said the 7-foot-1 Nevill has bulked up to 265 pounds after finishing last season at just 225 and has gained needed upper body strength. The Ute coach is also “really happy” with how Bryant has come back this year. “Johnnie has made really good strides,” Giacoletti said of Bryant, who will most likely begin the year at point guard, while freshmen Eatmon and Drca develop. WEIGHING IN: Giacoletti prefers not to single out any players at this point, but Weigh, the 6-6, 220-pounder from Australia, may see the most playing time of the newcomers.For one thing, the Utes need a replacement for departed Bryant Markson at the 3 spot. For another, Weigh is pretty darn good. “He has a lot of international experience and was the MVP of the 18-under Australian team,” Giacoletti said. “He’s athletic, versatile, can shoot it and put it on the floor. He has a good feel for the game.” NICE PROGRESS: Giacoletti isn’t sure yet if he’ll redshirt any players this year. It seemed like a foregone conclusion that Foster, the 7-foot-2 center from Lake Forest, Calif., would redshirt before his LDS mission. But maybe not.”He’s further ahead than we expected,” said Giacoletti. “We’ve got a month for it to work its way out.” If the Utes do decide to redshirt Foster, they’ll still have Radojevic, who is likely to play almost exclusively at the 5 spot because of all the talent at the 4 spot (Green, Deane and Tillie). last_img read more