Archive for September, 2013

Male Uprising in Guernsey educates about checking for testicular cancer

September 25th, 2013 by Male Uprising in Guernsey

Male Uprising in Guernsey, working with the Guernsey Education Department’s Sexual Health and Relationship Educators team (SHARE), has created a new educational DVD to raise awareness of testicular cancer amongst secondary school boys.

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The Check Your Balls video has been made with Guernsey sportsmen Luke Jones, Ryan-Zico Black, Jason Winch, Ross Kneller and Ben Ferbrache.

The video aims to drive home the message about testicular cancer.

Gary Burgess, himself a survivor of testicular cancer, has backed the project and presents the video which will be shown to year 11 boys from September 2013.

“We’ve been using the same educational film in schools for years. It was so out-of-date and had little appeal for our students,” Julie Duquemin of SHARE said. Continue reading

Sir Bradley Wiggins charity dinner at Beau Sejour on 18 October 2013

September 25th, 2013 by Opus Media Group Ltd

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Tickets have gone on sale for the charity gala dinner that will take place at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre at 7 pm on 18 October 2013 to celebrate the Guernsey launch of 101 – The Official Bradley Wiggins Opus.

Sir Bradley Wiggins will visit Guernsey over the weekend of 18 to 20 October 2013.

The recent winner of the Tour Of Britain will be the guest of honour at the evening event.

The dinner will benefit the Sir Bradley Wiggins Foundation and local charity Male Uprising Guernsey (MUG).

Support from sponsors including the Longport Group, the Ana Leaf Foundation and Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop has helped to make the event possible. Continue reading

Cycling prowess displayed through the streets of St Peter Port

September 23rd, 2013 by Richard Lord

Ian Brown of Ian Brown's Cycle Shop holds a Sky Jersey worn and signed by Sir Bradley Wiggins at the start line of the IAG Guernsey elite riders criterium through the streets of St Peter Port, Guernsey (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Ian Brown of Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop holds a Sky Jersey worn and signed by Sir Bradley Wiggins at the start line of the IAG Guernsey Grand Prix elite men’s criterium through the streets of St Peter Port, Guernsey (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The St Peter Port waterfront road became a track for racing cyclists of all ages on Sunday 22 September 2013.

There were morning races for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s, under 14s, and local seniors. There were three races in the afternoon for under 16s, and elite lady and men cyclists.

At the start of the elite men’s race Ian Brown of Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop and Honorary Patron of the cancer charity Male Uprising Guernsey announced the wonderful news that Sir Bradley Wiggins, winner of the Tour de France in 2012 and Tour of Britain 2013, was going to visit Guernsey in October 2013.

Ian Brown held a Sky Jersey worn by Sir Bradley Wiggins during the Tour de France and signed by him. Continue reading

Health benefits from climate change mitigation

September 22nd, 2013 by Nature Climate Change

The Guernsey Electricity oil fired power station in St Sampson on 25 July 2013 (click image to expand - image ©RLLord)

The Guernsey Electricity oil fired power station in St Sampson on 25 July 2013 (click image to expand – image ©RLLord)

Global abatement of greenhouse gas emissions could save between 1.4 and 3 million premature deaths in the year 2100, reports a paper “Climate Change: Health benefits of mitigation” published this week in Nature Climate Change.

These findings stress the value of improved air quality, which has previously been underestimated in studies of how reductions in greenhouse gas emissions decrease co-emitted air pollutants.

Reduced health impacts from air pollution are a co-benefit of climate mitigation, but there are concerns about how these effects are evaluated. Continue reading

Sir Bradley Wiggins to help cancer charity & promote Guernsey cycling

September 22nd, 2013 by Opus Media Group Ltd

Sir Bradley Wiggins Tour de France peloton leaves Samatan leading 15th stage ©Robert King aka robkingcameraman 160712 (click image to expand - image © )

Bradley Wiggins (now Sir) leaves Samatan leading the 15th stage of the Tour de France on 16 July 2012 (click image to expand – image ©Robert King aka robkingcameraman on Flickr)

Sir Bradley Wiggins will visit Guernsey in mid-October 2013 to launch The Official Bradley Wiggins Opus, produced by Opus, the Guernsey-based world leader in large-format luxury publishing.

The publication launch will take place at a gala charity dinner at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on the evening of 18 October 2013, which will be attended by Sir Bradley as part of a weekend of activities on the Island, culminating in a charity cycle event on Sunday 20 October 2013.

Over the course of the weekend Sir Bradley will hope to promote cycling to the Guernsey community and meet as many of the Islanders as he can, young and old, including some of the Island’s elite sporting youngsters. Continue reading

Agreement to test and develop wave energy device in Brittany waters offers local economic opportunities

September 20th, 2013 by AW-Energy oy

igning of the agreement , wit from left to right o   John Liljelund, CEO de AW-Energy, o   Frédéric le Lidec, Director of marine energies business unit, DCNS o   Risto Penttinen, Vice President, Strategic Ventures, Power Division, Fortum o   Philippe Stohr, Country Manager,  Fortum France (click image to expand - image ©AW-Energy)

The signing of the agreement- left to right: John Liljelund, CEO of AW-Energy; Frédéric le Lidec, Director of marine energies business unit, DCNS; Risto Penttinen, VP, Strategic Ventures, Power Division, Fortum; and Philippe Stohr, Country Manager, Fortum France (click image to expand – image courtesy of and ©AW-Energy)

Fortum, DCNS and AW-Energy have signed a development agreement in wave power research and development with the support of La Région Bretagne.

The companies will develop a joint 1.5 MW wave power demonstration project using AW-Energy’s WaveRoller™ technology, which has been extensively patented.

Fortum will develop the project and owns the demonstration park, and DCNS will manage the site development and construction work. Continue reading

Clean power stations on Jerbourg

September 19th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Three clean power stations operate near Route de Jerbourg in the parish of St Martin, Guernsey.

These photovoltaic power stations feed into the Guernsey electricity grid.

The largest of the three renewable energy installations off the Route de Jerbourg includes photovoltaic panels to produce electricity and solar thermal evacuated tubes to produce hot water.

These solar panels were installed by Solar UK on the roof of Deputy Mike Hadley‘s home.

A wide-angle view of Deputy Mike Hadley's roof showing the solar thermal panels for producing hot water on the right, and the 45 photovoltaic panels in the centre and to the left for producing electricity (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

A wide-angle view of Deputy Mike Hadley’s roof showing the solar thermal panels for producing hot water on the right, and the 45 photovoltaic panels in the centre and to the left for producing electricity (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

In the summer of 2013, photovoltaic panels were installed by the former renewable energy company e-si Ltd. to supply electricity to the Grimshaw family’s newly-built well-insulated and energy efficient Hanse Haus. These PV panels were Continue reading

University of Exeter offering free online course on Climate Change

September 19th, 2013 by University of Exeter

FutureLearn, a multi-institution provider owned by the Open University, has announced the details of 20 massive open online (pilot) courses (MOOC) including the schedules for eight which are set to begin between October and December 2013.

Most of the FutureLearn courses will last six to ten weeks and are aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web.

The University of Exeter, one of the British universities involved in this new learning initiative, is offering a free online course on climate change: challenges and solutions, which begins on 13 January 2014.

The University of Exeter’s MOOC is presented by an interdisciplinary team of academics from the University of Exeter and the UK Met Office led by Professor Tim Lenton, who is the Chair of Climate Change and Earth System Science at the University.

Professor Tim Lenton (image courtesy of the University of Exeter)

Professor Tim Lenton (image courtesy of the University of Exeter)

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City of London Corporation trials versatile Nissan electric-NV200 van

September 18th, 2013 by Nissan Motor Company

The City of London Corporation has completed a successful trial of the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 van as part of efforts to meet the highest levels of environmental responsibility across all areas of its operations.

After enjoying a similarly successful trial of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF earlier this year, Nissan offered the City of London Corporation the chance to try the e-NV200.

Rob Ellis, corporate transport manager at City of London with Nissan LCV sales manager Lena Kempson and the Nissan e-NV200 and LEAF, the two 100% electric Nissan vehicles on trial with City of London. Credit: Professional Images

Rob Ellis, corporate transport manager at The City of London, and Lena Kempson, Nissan Light Commercial Vehicle sales manager, stand between a black Nissan LEAF and a white Nissan e-NV200 van, which were on trial with the City of London (image courtesy of Nissan, Photo credit: Professional Images)

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Scottish government gives consent for 86 Megawatt tidal energy project

September 18th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed news that MeyGen Ltd. has been awarded consent by the Scottish Government for an 86 Megawatt tidal energy project, following the completion of the statutory approval process with the regulator Marine Scotland.

Located in the Pentland Firth, off the north coast of Scotland, this project has the potential to generate up to 398 Megawatts of clean electricity and power thousands of homes.

It is also set to be the biggest tidal stream site in Europe and maintain the UK’s place as the world leader in tidal technology.

The first phase of the project will see six tidal turbines commissioned in the inner sound of the Pentland Firth, enabling this exciting technology to mature, before the subsequent phases take the project up to the consented limit of 86MW and beyond to the leased capacity of 398 MW. Continue reading