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.
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 It was so out-of-date and had little appeal for our students,” Julie Duquemin of SHARE said.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
September 25th, 2013 by Opus Media Group Ltd
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.
September 23rd, 2013 by Richard Lord
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
September 22nd, 2013 by Nature Climate Change
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
September 22nd, 2013 by Opus Media Group Ltd
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
September 20th, 2013 by AW-Energy oy
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.
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
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.
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.
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