Aussie netballer excited and ready to help PNG women

first_imgWatson, who is the brand ambassador of WaterAid Australia will be in the country until the December 11.She will be travelling with representatives from the Oaktree Foundation, WaterAid and Netball Victoria to visit a school in Port Moresby as well as communities and clinics in East Sepik and Mt. Hagen.“I am very passionate about the health and wellbeing of young women around the world and sports is one way to build awareness and educate women about accessing clean safe water, sanitation and hygiene, completing school and gender equality,” said Watson.CEO of WaterAid Australia, Paul Nichols said he was also very excited about the partnership with Netball Victoria, which he said will help drive the message home to people all over PNG about sanitation and hygiene.He added it is partnerships like this that help support the PNG Government’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) policy.last_img read more


first_imgThe Irish athletics team were in action in Herkalion, Crete over last weekend and returned their best finish ever at The European Cup League – 6th from 12 teams.It was a most exciting two days of intense competition added to immensely by top performances from the top local athlete medical student at UCD Mark English and the three Finn Valley athletes selected Dempsey Mc Guigan, hammer, Tori Pena, pole vault no stranger to this competition and newcomer – and Megan Tice,high jump.Mark battled through a busy 800 which had 12 starters – it was difficult and it came down to a rush between himself and a Turkish athlete having to give way but with 11 points for 2nd team, leader Patsy McGonagle was happy indeed. He was more than impressed by Mark’s 400m finish on 4 x 4 an unofficial 44,87 split, the squad 3rd in this particular event which incidentally has them ranked globally 13th which equates to a qualifying position for upcoming world champs in Beijing should they continue to hold a top 16 team position.Dempsey McGuigan was best of the Irish throwers in 5th, Tori Pena will be dissappointed with 7th but Megan went clear at 1.75 then clear at 1.80 before going very close at 185 on her third attempt to claim 4th and thus has begun an Irish delight for the New York born girl whose connection lies in Gweedore.It’s important that Donegal related athletes continue to gain selection for this prestigious competition, said McGonagle.Megan jumps her way to 4thDONEGAL ATHLETES SHINE AT THE EUROPEAN CUP was last modified: June 24th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticseuropean cupmark englishpatsy mcgonaglelast_img read more

See How Porsche Virtually Tests Taycan Cross Turismo On Nurburgring

first_imgIn turn, this results in an expedited development process for the Taycan Cross Turismo, allowing the Stuttgart based carmaker to bring the vehicle to the public faster than ever. And overall, according to Porsche, the virtual prototypes have already completed more than ten million digital kilometers in total.“Digitalisation is giving us the chance to become even more dynamic and sporty,” states Dr. Joachim Deisinger, Head of Virtual Vehicles at Porsche. Dr. Robert Meier, the Taycan Complete Vehicle Project Manager, adds: “As well as being able to simulate individual assemblies and functions, we can also fine-tune the vehicle as a whole at a much earlier stage and in a more precise way. One thing remains clear: every Porsche contains the soul of a sports car, even if it features an electric drive and was developed digitally.”.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }For Porsche, digitalization allows them to cut cost, use less time-consuming tests and in the end, bring the vehicles to showrooms faster. And with the general public really interested in both the Taycan and the Taycan Cross Turismo, shaving off a few months in the development process ultimately means a lot when the broader picture is taken into account. While Porsche is clearly a legacy carmaker, the German company is seemingly embracing the digitalization and the electric vehicle revolution with open arms in every area.Right now, Porsche is set to invest more than 6 billion euros in electric mobility by 2022. This poses more than a double of their previously planned expenditure of around 3 billion euros. And out of the additional 3 billion euros, around 500 million are to be spent in order to develop the models and versions of the Porsche Taycan range. Furthermore, Porsche is slated to invest more than 1 billion euros in the hybridization and electrification of their current product range. Additionally, the German carmaker will invest hundreds of millions into the expansion of their production sites, with more than 700 million euros set for the advancements in new technologies, smart mobility, and the charging infrastructure.Source: Porsche AG Porsche Taycan Head Discusses Car’s Virtues: Cooling, Range, Charging Cutaway Of Audi e-tron GT + Comparison With Porsche Taycan Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 8, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Watch As Porsche Taycan Brings Fake Exhaust To The Nurburgring The Porsche Supervisory Board approved series production of the Taycan Cross Turismo on 18 October, and now development is being kicked up a notch.The Taycan Cross Turismo is slated to be Porsche’s second battery-powered vehicle in the Taycan product range. Set to launch at the end of 2019, the Taycan is one of the most highly expected vehicles to become available next year. However, the short time frame and the overall overwhelming demand, mean that Porsche’s engineers need to use the most cutting-edge digital development methods, employing something known as virtual prototypes. In a nutshell, these virtual prototypes allow Porsche to test these components even before actual real-life prototypes have been built.More about the Porsche Taycan Source: Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more