September 22, 2021

The Lil Smokies Blaze Through Bluegrass on Their New Album “Changing Shades”

first_imgThe Lil Smokies have crafted a captivating album of songs that keep the flavor fresh, comprising their out-of-this world string-skills and phenomenal songwriting with their latest release, Changing Shades. On their third studio album, the Montana-based quintet hop between their dynamic bluegrass roots with a punch of rock and hints of country heard in lead singer Andy Dunnigan’s silky-smooth vocals.For those unfamiliar, the first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup–Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. Wowing crowds across the country, these fine mountain men affirm to the bluegrass community that they’re here to stay with their beautifully constructed new album.The first track on Changing Shades, “The City,” kicks in with a swingin’ backbeat, leading Dunnigan’s sweet vocals into a depiction of a world far removed from the Rocky Mountain-picker’s hometown scene. Cornette’s staccato banjo and the rumbling fiddle chords Simpson lays down, blend perfectly with the twangy leads Dunnigan fires off into hightailing-bluegrass territory.“Might As Well” follows, opening with Simpson’s fiddle work thematically linking the plains and Western landscape into a fierce, rhythmic foundation for the remaining four to join in on. A sense of hopefulness rings out in the group’s grandiose vocal harmonies, speaking to the immense power of love and the vast learning experiences that accompany it.It becomes obvious that there are many reoccurring themes intertwined in the string-heavy landscape that The Lil Smokies sonically paint, as we hear on “Feathers” and “Ms. Marie.” Rieger’s elegant and delicate guitar work mashed with Parker’s instinctual moves on the bass, create the perfect background as we hear on “Winded.” The five witty musicians have found the brightest ways to compliment each other’s innate musical talent, and this shines bright throughout the entirety of the album.The final track, “The Gallery,” jumps on the theme of love and lust one last time, leaving the listener with a sweet and decadent taste, despite the song’s dark intro. Backed by a dynamic core with remarkable musicianship, along with speed and agility that can be detected from a mile away, the band propels to the finish line by proclaiming, “I can’t help but to love you.”The Lil Smokies bravely showcase everything they’re made of on their brilliant new album, Changing Shades, and luckily they’re embarking on a nationwide tour in support of their new tunes.THE LIL SMOKIES TOUR DATESSEP 13 NASHVILLE, TN AMERICANA FESTSEP 15-17 NORTH ADAMS, MA FRESH GRASSSEP 16 FLAGSTAFF, AZ PICKIN’ IN THE PINESSEP 20 LOUISVILLE, KY ZANZABARSEP 20-24 CHAMPAIGN, IL PYGMALION FESTIVALSEP 20-24 WINONA, MN BOATS AND BLUEGRASSSEP 21 ST. LOUIS, MO THE STAGE @ KDHXSEP 26 BILLINGS, MT PUB STATION*SEP 27 BOZEMAN, MT THE EMERSON CENTER FOR ARTS & CULTURE*SEP 28 MISSOULA, MT THE WILMA*SEP 29 PORTLAND, OR CRYSTAL BALLROOM*SEP 30 SEATTLE, WA NEUMOS*OCT 1 EUGENE, OR HIFI MUSIC HALL*OCT 3 SACRAMENTO, CA HARLOW’S*OCT 4 PASO ROBLES, CA BARRELHOUSE BREWING CO*OCT 5 LOS ANGELES, CA BOOTLEG THEATER*OCT 6-7 SAN FRANCISCO, CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL*OCT 8 FELTON, CA DON QUIXOTESOCT 10 BOISE, ID NEUROLUX*OCT 11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT URBAN LOUNGE*OCT 12 DENVER, CO OGDEN THEATRE*OCT 13 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO IVYWILD SCHOOL*OCT 14 FORT COLLINS, CO AGGIE THEATRE*NOV 2 MINNEAPOLIS, MN THE CEDAR*NOV 3 MADISON, WI HIGH NOON SALOON*NOV 4 CHICAGO, IL LICOLN HALL*NOV 5 FERNDALE, MI OTUS SUPPLY*NOV 7 PITTSBURGH, PA JAMES STREET BALLROOM*NOV 9 CAMBRIDGE, MA THE SINCLAIR*NOV 10 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM*NOV 11 PHILADELPHIA, PA ARDMORE MUSIC HALL*NOV 12 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 CLUB*NOV 14 CHARLOTTE, NC NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE*NOV 15 NASHVILLE, TN MERCY LOUNGE*NOV 16 ATLANTA, GA TERMINAL WEST*NOV 17 RALEIGH, NC LINCOLN THEATRE*NOV 18 ASHEVILLE, NC ORANGE PEEL*last_img read more

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Alaba: Bayern Munich reject Man City’s offer

first_img Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows Loading… Bayern Munich wing-back, David Alaba, has resisted an attempt from Manchester City. Indeed, BILD says City have already been in contact with Alaba’s minders about an offer for next season. Read Also:Russia 2018: David Alaba in Super Eagles Camp However, the Austria international, 27, has rejected the enquiry as he favours a move to Spain ahead of the summer market. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alaba has spoken in recent days that his cycle with Bayern could be over. This has alerted Europe’s biggest clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and City.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lady Eagles Are Big East Runners-up

first_img Fenceviewer Staff Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest Posts Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)center_img PreviousNext Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 CARIBOU — The Ellsworth Eagles scored 134.4 points to finish as runners-up behind the Hermon Hawks (139.8) in Saturday’s Big East Cheering Championships at Caribou High School.The John Bapst Crusaders were third, followed by Old Town, Presque Isle, Caribou, the Mount Desert Island Trojans, Washington Academy and Foxcroft Academy.In the Penobscot Valley Conference Small Schools Cheering Championship at Stearns High School in Millinocket, Houlton took top honors, followed by Central, Orono, the Sumner Tigers, Dexter, Bangor Christian, Penobscot Valley, Lee Academy, Bucksport and Mattanawcook Academy.The PVC Large Schools Championship will be held Saturday starting at noon at Ellsworth High School.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Trojans take down UC Irvine with comeback victory

first_imgIf you were to tell the No. 1 USC men’s volleyball team (5-1, 2-0), before their Friday night match at the Bren Center, that they would trail UCI (4-2, 1-1), the defending national champions, by two sets on the last night of a grueling two-week road trip, only to come back and snatch the victory in thrilling fashion over the Anteaters, even the most confident of Trojan players would likely have chuckled at the idea.Yet the Trojans stood in front of 2,648 fans at the end of their five-set victory, survivors in a match that had an atmosphere more fitting for an NCAA final than an early-season tussle in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference.Daily Trojan | James WatsonA glance at the final score (19-30, 21-30, 30-17, 30-28, 15-12) would not fully explain how impressive the Trojans’ comeback was.In a week that saw the team fly home on a tedious flight from Honolulu Sunday night, only to rebound on short rest three nights later with a triumphant victory over their crosstown rival, it appeared the No. 1 team in the country saved their best, or at least most riveting, performance for the finale.It would not be an understatement to characterize USC’s first two sets Friday night as embarrassing, flat and completely unbefitting of a team that has been crowned as one of the elites across the country.As UCI’s Jordan DuFault put the first set out of reach with seven straight points from the service line (19-30) however, it became apparent to all in attendance that only one team had initially shown up in a rematch of last year’s national championship.“I don’t think we were ready to play right off the bat,” said sophomore outside hitter Tony Ciarelli.While the Trojans and Anteaters jostled for position in the second set, it was Carson Clark, a familiar foe who helped secure UCI’s victory in the fifth set of last year’s final, who gave the defending champs some much-needed breathing room. Clark, who had 22 kills, recorded seven straight points from the service line with the score knotted at 20. The Anteaters would score 10 of the set’s final 11 points en route to an easy 2-0 lead over USC.Down 2-0 in enemy territory was not the situation coach Bill Ferguson believed his team would find themselves in, yet, as the team headed into the third set ,the Trojans’ play caller realized his team still had a chance.Rather than shout or point blame at his players, Ferguson implored his team to improve their passing game and to execute when opportunities arose. While his speech between sets likely won’t make its way to Hollywood, his words allowed his players to relax and believe they still had a shot at a remarkable comeback.Led by captain Murphy Troy’s eight service points, the Trojans climbed back into the match with an emphatic victory in the third set (30-17). In the set, USC not only relied on their floor general in Troy but came together as a unit, firing four aces and a hitting percentage of .455.Daily Trojan | James WatsonWhile USC gained momentum heading into the fourth set, the Anteaters rallied back behind a tournament-like enthusiasm from their crowd and stellar play from setter Jeff Schmitz and DuFault and found themselves just four points from an early-season statement win. But the Trojans, in a match that according to their coach illustrated the team’s “resolve,” relied on back-to-back kills from Austin Zahn and Ciarelli, followed by a set point from Ciarelli, to tie the match in stunning fashion (30-28).In the fifth set, it was the unsung contribution of junior setter Riley McKibben that put the finishing touches on the team’s turnaround. McKibben, who finished the night with 57 assists and a key kill down the stretch, kept the Anteaters guessing throughout the Trojans’ unlikely charge back from the embarrassment of their first two sets.“I am absolutely stoked on our win for a variety of reasons,” McKibben said. “We exacted some revenge on our loss to them last year in the finals. And we showed that we could come back from a two-set deficit.”As Austin Zahn capped the match with his final kill of the night (15-12), it became evident that this match was more than a comeback for the ages, a slaying of the former champion, or an opportunity to exact revenge on a bitter foe. It was a match that showed the will and fortitude of this year’s team, a match that truly was a testament to how special this group of players has become.“The biggest thing we took away from this match was that we showed that our team has heart,” McKibben said. “As close as we were to defeat, we fought back and came up with a win.”last_img read more

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Seashore Day Camp To Host Fundraiser For FIre Victims

first_imgLONG BRANCH -Seashore Day Camp and School will hold a Day of Fun Fundraiser Saturday February 25 from 12-4p.m. to benefit victims of the West End fire that left people homeless and destroyed businesses on Brighton Avenue onMonday, Feb. 13. The event will take place at Seashore’s 404 Broadway Campus in Long Branch. Tickets are $10 per child and can be purchased ahead of time or at the door. There will be swimming in the indoor heated pool, inflatable sports park, Rock n’ Slide, spins on the Rockit, basketball contest, lanyard making, beading, game room, candy making, pizza making, ziplining (weather permitting), raffles and more. There will be an extra charge for food. All proceeds will be donated to the West End Fire Relief Fund. According to Seashore Director John Villapiano, the event is being held to help neighbors who have lost everything. We want to do our part to help local residents and businesses rebuild,” he said. Villapiano stressed that parents must stay with their children. Those interestedcan also bring gift cards, donations or checks made payable to West End Fire Relief Fund. For directions or in case of snow, call 732-222-6464, check facebook or visit www.seashorecampandschool.comlast_img read more

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first_imgPREAKNESS A FIRST FOR FIRING LINE, CALLAGHANESPINOZA TO TOSS FIRST PITCH AT DODGER STADIUMDYNAMIC DUO FOR HOLLENDORFER IN LAZ BARRERACHAMPION BEHOLDER PROGRESSING FROM FEVER Felipe Valdez3055217%$173,030 Philip D’Amato1762235%$243,660 Rafael Bejarano2854818%$233,770 Victor Espinoza620033%$72,270 Santiago Gonzalez2436113%$124,240 Alex Solis823125%$108,780 Jorge Periban722129%$45,870 Drayden Van Dyke2954217%$200,070 Flavien Prat3788222%$434,870 Edwin Maldonado2847414%$156,500 Joseph Talamo3362718%$225,308 Dan Hendricks721029%$37,090 FINISH LINES: Beholder, who missed today’s Vanity Stakes due to a fever, is making progress. “She’s doing well,” trainer Richard Mandella said of the two-time Eclipse Award winner. “She had a little temperature of 102 yesterday afternoon, then it went right back down, and it’s good still, so everything’s going as well as we could hope.” When she will return to the track, however, remains to be seen. “Anytime they’re sick it’s day-to-day,” Mandella said. “It can go wrong, it can go right, but right now the fever looks like it’s passing.” . . . Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, who disappointed as the odds-on favorite in the Churchill Downs Stakes last Saturday, “just had an off day,” Bob Baffert asserted. “He looks good afterwards, but they’ll do that to you. They’ll disappoint you, but he looks good. He’s healthy.” . . . Agent Sarah Wolfe has Eclipse Award-winning apprentice rider of 2014 Drayden Van Dyke booked to ride at Pimlico next Friday and Saturday on stakes mounts for Tom Proctor and Graham Motion. Van Dyke rides Include Betty for Proctor Friday in the Grade II Black-eyed Susan; and on Saturday, Sistas Stroll for Proctor in the Grade III Galorette and Up with the Birds for Motion in the Grade II Dixie . . . The Great Race Place presents its Santa Anita Carnival on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25. The entire family is invited for three days of live racing, carnival rides, games and prizes, with unlimited rides for children for only $10. Admission and parking to the Infield is free through Gate 6 off Colorado Place. Doug O’Neill2768322%$280,370 PREAKNESS PARTY AT SANTA ANITA THIS SATURDAYThis is a year of firsts for Simon Callaghan.The 32-year-old trainer saddled his first Kentucky Derby runner last Saturdaywhen Firing Line finished a game second to victorious American Pharoah, beaten only a length.Next Saturday will mark another new experience.Not only will Firing Line be making his Pimlico debut when he runs in the Preakness Stakes, Callaghan will be making his first appearance ever at the storied Baltimore venue which hosts the second jewel of the Triple Crown.“I’ve never been to Pimlico myself,” Callaghan said. “I think Firing Line will handle the track well. I think it will suit him. He can pretty much lay anywhere you need him to; he’s a very easy horse, very versatile in that respect.“He’s run well at various race tracks, so I don’t think the surface or anything should be any problem.”In conjunction with the Preakness, Santa Anita will offer an attractive card of live racing along with a big Preakness party featuring the Preakness Handicapping Challenge offering $100,000 in prizes May 16 and 17.For details, visit Tiago Pereira2026310%$136,420 Michael Machowsky922122%$68,850 (Current Through Friday, May 8) TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mario Gutierrez1422314%$109,720center_img Elvis Trujillo2731311%$152,350 Fernando Perez3667617%$258,840 -30- Richard Baltas1552133%$278,650 Peter Miller1324115%$117,400 Mike Puype1621113%$103,990 Tyler Baze5097818%$393,970 Alonso Quinonez1721412%$63,970 ESPINOZA TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH TUESDAY AT DODGER STADIUMWhile a mile and three-sixteenths will be his primary objective aboard American Pharoah in next Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Victor Espinoza will hope to command 60 feet, six inches on Tuesday night, as he’ll throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium prior to the Blue Crew’s 7:10 p.m. game versus the Miami Marlins.Espinoza, who’s thrown out ceremonial first offerings in past years at Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, and also rang the Opening Day Bell last month at Petco Park in San Diego, is looking forward to revisiting Chavez Ravine.“It’s always a lot of fun at Dodger Stadium,” said Espinoza. “It’s amazing how many players and coaches love racing and I’ve had pretty good luck throwing strikes. Hopefully, our good luck will continue in the Preakness with American Pharoah. It’s going to be a fun week and I’m looking forward to getting back to Baltimore.” Mark Glatt1522313%$75,470 Brayan Pena2121110%$50,200 HOLLENDORFER HAS TOUGH TWOSOME IN LAZ BARRERAJerry Hollendorfer has two for the money in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, Kentuckian and The Gomper.Each had compromising issues in recent races.Kentuckian, an 11-length maiden winner at Golden Gate on March 7, steadied while finishing third at odds-on in the San Pedro Stakes April 12, while The Gomper has encountered problems in his last three races following a handy maiden win at Los Alamitos last Dec. 5.“I think they have upsides,” Hollendorfer said of the duo. “I would say their future is in front of them.”The field for the Barrera: Yiannis, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; The Man, Martin Garcia, 4-1; St. Joe Bay, Elvis Trujillo, 8-1; Forest Blue, Martin Pedroza, 8-1; The Gomper, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Serbian Syclone, Tyler Baze, 4-1; and Kentuckian, Mike Smith, 5-2. John Shirreffs2200100%$67,200 Bob Baffert821125%$94,490 Peter Eurton1321315%$60,156 Richard Mandella1434121%$232,240 William Spawr420050%$24,350 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Gonzalo Nicolas2832511%$104,476 Robertino Diodoro921122%$47,390last_img read more

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Eureka tops Fortuna 27-8 to win Big 5 showdown, stay perfect on the season

first_imgFortuna >> They call it “chopping at the tree” in Logger Land.It’s all about slowly wearing down the opponent and taking control of the game as the night goes on — and that certainly was the case for the Eureka High football team in its showdown with rival Fortuna.After scoring all of seven points in the opening two quarters, Eureka was able to wear down Fortuna and got a lockdown showing from its defense to claim an impressive 27-8 win over the Huskies in Fortuna, remaining unbeaten on the …last_img read more

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Djokovic advances to 3rd round at Wimbledon

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NCAA Season 93 Preview: Altas move on from Akhuetie’s departure Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ It was the second match for Djokovic with Andre Agassi and Mario Ancic as his coaches — both of whom were in the coaches’ box at No. 1 Court.Pavlasek, a 22-year-old Czech making his first appearance at the All England Club, grew up idolizing Djokovic. Ranked No. 136, he turned pro in 2012 and was making his third appearance in a Grand Slam.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Serbia’s Novak Djokovic plays against Czech Republic’s Adam Pavlasek during their Men’s Singles Match on day four at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON – Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round at Wimbledon for the ninth consecutive year, beating Adam Pavlasek 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.The match was longer than Djokovic’s first-round victory against Martin Klizan, who retired early in the second set.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveralast_img read more

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Graphic: Here Is How Baylor, Oklahoma, And Oklahoma State Can Win The Big 12

first_imgOklahoma balloons fly.TEMPE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Balloons for the Oklahoma Sooners fly outside of Sun Devil Stadium before the Insight Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes on December 30, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)With just a few weeks remaining until the College Football Playoff field is decided, the Big 12 is still up in the air. Oklahoma is the favorite to win the conference and make the four team field, but there are still scenarios in which Baylor and Oklahoma State can capture the conference crown. Three games—Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, Baylor-TCU, and Baylor-Texas—will decide the conference champion. ESPN’s Max Olson tweeted out a handy, simple chart explaining all of the possible scenarios.So who wins the Big 12? Here’s the updated and much simpler chart.— Max Olson (@max_olson) November 22, 2015After last year’s debacle with Baylor and TCU, the Big 12 made head-to-head result the first tiebreaker to name a conference champion, so if Oklahoma wins Bedlam, it will take home the crown due to its win over Baylor. If Oklahoma State wins Bedlam, it need either TCU or Texas to knock off the Bears. Otherwise, Baylor will win the league.We’re pretty excited to see it all play out.last_img read more

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Ottawa commits 30 million for new tidal power project in Bay of

first_imgHALIFAX – Ottawa has announced a $29.8 million grant for a new project that aims to harness the immense power of the Bay of Fundy’s tides.Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the grant in support of a $117-million project operated by Halagonia Tidal Energy Ltd. on Thursday, amidst a meeting of G7 ministers that has emphasized the importance of renewable energies.Simon De Pietro, director of Irish-based DP Energy, said its Halagonia subsidiary would produce enough energy to power 2,500 homes using a tidal power generation unit tested in the bay.He said the nine megawatt system could combine both floating and submerged turbines to work together, improving efficiency.The project comes amid the uncertain future of the marquee Cape Sharp Tidal venture. De Pietro said in an interview that his firm is aware of the challenges of operating in a bay with the world’s highest tides.“Indeed the Bay of Fundy has already demonstrated its ability to challenge. We do not take that challenge lightly,” he said during the announcement.“We don’t want to rush in, drop it in the water, and for it to break.”A news release from the federal government said Halagonia’s project “will also demonstrate the potential for further tidal energy projects and provide valuable experience managing electricity generation from tidal resources.”The funding is drawn from a larger pool of funds Natural Resources Canada has set aside for its emerging renewable power program.An Irish technical team has been working to determine why the rotor on the Cape Sharp Tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy is not turning.Halifax-based Emera Inc., which was involved in the troubled project, said this week that experts believe a component failure in the generator “caused sufficient damage to prevent the rotor from turning.”It says the turbine worked after it was after deployed in July and that it’s not yet clear when the malfunction happened.Emera remains a shareholder in Cape Sharp Tidal, but recently announced it was pulling out of the project after co-owner OpenHydro filed for bankruptcy protection.The turbine will remain stationary while the OpenHydro team analyzes information gathered from sensors to determine whether it is functional.De Pietro said Thursday the goal is to have the Halagonia project in the water by 2020.The engineer and businessman said his privately owned company is attempting to help launch a new industry, and this is why his project needed government aid.De Pietro said the company is testing two technologies for the turbines and will judge which works best for delivering reasonably priced green energy.Sohi also said it’s important to remember that in the early days of solar and wind power, public money was needed.Meanwhile, the provincial Department of Energy and Mines has issued a marine renewable energy permit to Black Rock Tidal Power, allowing it to test a 280-kilowatt floating platform for up to six months.The floating platform was installed Tuesday in Grand Passage, between Long Island and Brier Island in Digby County, Black Rock said Thursday.The permit will allow the Halifax-based company to learn how its device operates in a marine environment and “take a staged approach to deployment.”Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette said in a news release Wednesday that supporting a marine renewable energy project like Black Rock Tidal Power’s is a key pillar of the government’s energy plan.“Projects like this that test technology in the Bay of Fundy’s unique marine environment will help spur innovation and competition and help solidify Nova Scotia’s position as a leader in the development of tidal technology,” he said.Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.last_img read more

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