King and Hayley’s rocky relationship was documented on RHOC. After the lifestyle blogger accused Jim of cheating on her with one of their nannies in October 2019, Hayley came to her dad’s defense. (Jim and the caretaker also denied the accusations.)“The selfishness is miserable for anyone to be around, let alone to be married to her,” Hayley told Us at the time. “My whole family has grown closer because we have all had to stay silent in hopes to protect my dad and no one can do it anymore.”While King and Jim continue to fight over custody of their daughter and sons, they have both moved on romantically. The former St. Louis Cardinals star has been seeing O’Connor since early 2020. King, for her part, confirmed in May that she is dating Christian Schauf after meeting on a dating app.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement – The rep also claimed to TMZ that the blogger came to Jim’s home after being exposed to the virus and “was hugging and kissing the kids,” putting them and his girlfriend, Kortnie O’Connor, at risk.Jim Edmonds and daughter Hayley Courtesy of Hayley Edmonds/InstagramJim’s daughter Hayley Edmonds subsequently accused her former stepmother of knowingly exposing her and their family to the virus before she went public with her diagnosis on Sunday, November 15. (Jim and King, who split in October 2019 after five years of marriage, share daughter Aspen, 3, and 2-year-old twin boys Hayes and Hart.)“I have a question for you … I’m glad you can quarantine easily by yourself after exposing me, my dad, Kortnie, our nanny, [Hayley’s siblings] Landon, Sutton, and their home, brother and stepfather (oh and your own kids),” the 23-year-old wrote on Monday, November 16, via Instagram Stories. “But if you knew you were exposed on Tuesday what is your reasoning for insisting on taking Hayes to his soccer game and coming to our house on Saturday????”- Advertisement – It’s safe to say Jim Edmonds isn’t happy with his estranged wife, Meghan King, after she tested positive for coronavirus.The 50-year-old MLB alum’s rep accused the former Real Housewives of Orange County star, 36, of partying in Miami and not acting responsibly after learning she was exposed to COVID-19. Jim’s rep told Us Weekly on Monday, November 16, that the former athlete — who battled coronavirus in April — thinks King has a lot of “explaining to do” after she tested positive for coronavirus. The rep alleged King was partying in St. Louis and Miami. (Earlier this month, King posted photos without a mask in South Beach.)- Advertisement – Hayley, who tagged her dad and Kortnie in her Instagram Stories, went on to slam the former Bravo personality’s decision to accept clothes from “the awesome preschool community” for her three little ones that are currently staying at King’s parents’ home. (King wrote on social media on Monday that her family didn’t want to risk exposure to the virus by “gathering clothes” for the kids for their stay at their grandparents’ house.)Meghan King Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com“Don’t worry as long as you have clothing donations … because the kids are definitely in desperate need of that as opposed to families who cannot even afford to put clothes on their kids backs,” Hayley quipped.- Advertisement –
Plymouth and Exeter universities have completed the first set of ecological studies as part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded Clean Energy from Ocean Waves (CEFOW) project.The research was carried out at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)’s grid-connected wave energy test site where Wello Oy’s Penguin wave energy converter has been operating since installation in March 2017.Initial observations indicate the presence of a variety of species, including cod, plaice and octopus, and both sand and rock habitat types, according to EMEC.EMEC also said that no conclusions regarding the impact of the devices can be made until the end of the project once all data has been collected, analyzed and a robust, comparative study can be completed.Emma Sheehan from the University of Plymouth said: “The data analysis will take place continuously throughout the course of the CEFOW project, with further ecological studies taken place throughout the summer months of 2018/19, following deployment of the second and third wave energy converter (WEC) – due to be deployed as part of the CEFOW wave energy array.“As wave energy is still in the R&D phase of development, it is important to monitor the impact of wave energy convertor on the local ecosystem including the abundance of commercially important fish; habitat building biogenic reef species, and water filtering shellfish. By conducting the studies over multiple years, we can build up a robust picture of the test site, and any impact that wave energy deployments may have.”As part of the CEFOW project, the ecological surveys will take place over three consecutive summers to investigate the cumulative impact of multiple WECs on the seabed habitat and associated ecosystem.Monitoring involves the use of non-destructive towed underwater video systems (TUVS) and baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVS) to analyze species and habitats on and around the seabed, close to the Penguin device, as well as at control sites to the north and south of the WEC.The multi-year dataset is expected to assist with understanding the degree of natural spatial and temporal variation of marine organisms at EMEC’s test site.The studies will also provide information to marine energy stakeholders of any positive and negative effects so that they can be optimized and/or mitigated as wave energy technologies develop.CEFOW is a five-year research project coordinated by Fortum whose mission is to develop the use of Wello’s Penguin wave energy converter in electrical-grid-connected ocean conditions.