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JAG Energy to build 13 MW solar plant in Japan

first_imgJAG Energy to build 13 MW solar plant in JapanThe facility, which will be equipped with Toshiba panels, will supply Tokyo Electric Power Co. October 28, 2013 Edgar Meza Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share JAG Energy Co., a unit of Japan Asia Group Ltd., is set to construct a 13 MW solar power plant in Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo. The company will start building the facility February and is expected to complete work on the project by March 2015, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Tokyo Electric Power Co. has agreed to buy electricity generated by the plant. Toshiba Corp. will supply solar panels for the project. 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First Polaris climate centre for Cape Town

first_imgCape Town’s Polaris climate change centrewill be shaped like a giant iceberg. The Collier jetty in Cape Town harbour,where the Polaris will be built.(Images: International Polar Foundation)MEDIA CONTACTS • Michel de WoutersIPF South Africa executive secretary• Ben HuygeIPF press officer+32 2 543 06 98Lyndon JafthaAlready known for its progressive green philosophy, Cape Town is about to score another coup by hosting the world’s first interactive climate change centre, a project driven by the Brussels-based International Polar Foundation (IPF).The centre was launched in December 2011 at the V&A Waterfront, where it will be built on the Collier jetty.Among the dignitaries present at the ceremony were Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife, Princess Charlene; Michel de Wouters, IPF South Africa’s executive secretary; and Nighat Amin, the IPF’s vice president.Known as the Polaris Climate Change Observatory (PCCO), the centre is scheduled to open in 2014.“Without a protected planet and without an environment sheltered from the violence of a disrupted climate, our entire vision of the future is called into question,” said Albert, who is involved with the IPF as well as projects run by his own environment-focused foundation.He then stressed that the project needs the help of the private sector to thrive.“They are essential partners; essential for their financial support, of course, but also for their capacity for rallying large numbers of people.”Albert finished off by quoting the late environmental activist Wangari Maathai, Africa’s first woman Nobel Peace laureate.“You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them.”A building like no otherThe multi-level PCCO will resemble an iceberg in a large pool of water and visitors, as they go along, will learn about Earth’s history as far back as 800 000 years.After crossing the water and entering the iceberg, which has an overall floor area of 3 000 square metres, visitors will see a large globe, 15 metres across, in the atrium. This will be the central point of the PCCO, not only to remind visitors what is at stake but also to serve as a 3D screen to explain phenomena such as weather patterns.Near the globe, a giant ice core – a sample of ice sheet, drilled deep enough to show all the layers of snow accumulated over thousands of years – will support a transparent spiral staircase.Other features and exhibitions will include Ante Hominem and Advent of Mankind (climate history); Dance of the Planets (natural climate variations); the Blue Planet observatory (inside the globe); The Carbon Age (man-made climate); and Domus in Terra (solutions for climate change mitigation).This will be the basic model for future Polaris centres, but it can easily be adapted to different sites. The second one will be built in Brussels.Educating the public about climate changeDespite regular meetings, conferences, symposiums, lectures and discussions on the topic of global warming, solutions are slow to arise.With challenges growing in number, including the effect of climate change on sea temperatures, polar animal populations and the global weather, the world’s leaders and its citizens are working hard to save the situation.But it is not all bad news – scientists agree that the damage can be halted, and even reversed in time. However, this will not happen if people remain uneducated about their impact on the environment and the danger into which they are putting the world.And this is the aim of the PCCO – to educate visitors, through temporary and permanent exhibitions, as well as education and outreach activities, about the consequences of climate change and the helping role that everyone can play.last_img read more

Greg Minnaar: SA’s downhill mountain biking legend

first_imgHometown hero Greg Minnaar is only the third person in history to win a world championship on home soil. Photo: Darren Goddard / Gameplan Media By Brad Morgan9 September 2013It has been almost a week and I still get a buzz out of it. Just thinking back or watching YouTube videos brings a smile to my face. You see, I was there on Sunday, 1 September, when South Africa’s Greg Minnaar blasted his way to victory in the downhill at the 2013 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships in Pietermaritzburg.That victory made him a three-time world champion. He’s also a three-time runner-up in the World Championships. In addition, Minnaar has won the overall World Cup title three times and finished as runner-up four times. He has more World Cup podium finishes than anyone in history.All of those achievements put him in the conversation as one of South Africa’s greatest sportsmen ever.Other stars that come to mind include golf legend Gary Player; cricket all-rounder Jacques Kallis; batsmen Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards; rugby’s Danie Gerber, Naas Botha and Frik du Preez; swimmers Natalie du Toit and Penny Heyns; boxers “Baby Jake” Matlala and Vic Toweel; and footballers Ace Ntsoelengoe, Lucas Radebe and Kaizer Motaung.You can pick your favourite from whatever sport, but with a record like his, Minnaar has to be in the conversation.Two years ago, Greg Minnaar was a great of downhill racing. By winning two World Championships and finishing runner-up in the World Cup twice since, he has become a legend of the sport.France’s Nicolas Vouilloz is the only other man in the conversation when it comes to the greatest downhill racer of all time – although Australia’s Sam Hill is a narrow third. Vouilloz won the World Championships a record seven times and topped the World Cup standings five times. At first glance, this trumps Minnaar’s achievements, but Vouilloz was dominant mostly in the sport’s early days, when the competition was not as tough as it is today.It’s the old story of it being difficult comparing athletes from different eras. Take the example of Sir Donald Bradman, by common consensus the greatest cricketer of all time. His batting average of 99.94 is way ahead of the number two man on the list, Graeme Pollock, who averaged 60.97. Yet only a fool would believe Bradman could achieve such dominance in this day and age.It was Minnaar who brought to an end Vouilloz’s run of five World Championship downhill titles in six years back in 2003. It took him another nine years before he won a second rainbow-striped jersey, but in that time he narrowly missed out three times, when he finished second, and won three World Cup overall titles.To my mind, the way Minnaar wins reminds me of Roger Federer. The man from Pietermaritzburg is tall at 1.90m (6 foot 3), but he has a grace and technical brilliance, even in the pursuit of speed, that stands out and confirms his status as special.Read more on SouthAfrica.info: Minnaar: one of South Africa’s greatslast_img read more

Swiss star eyes fourth MTB Marathon Worlds title

first_img20 June 2014Defending champion Christoph Sauser of Switzerland will have his sights set firmly on a fourth title at the 2014 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Sunday, 29 June.Fresh off winning the 2014 European MTB Marathon Championships in Ireland, the Specialized Racing rider, who has strong South African ties, has enjoyed a string of victories in Europe in recent months and is eager to make this count when “the big one” rolls into town in KwaZulu-Natal’s capital next weekend.‘Nothing bigger or better’“Worlds are definitely my focus for the year and I really want to defend my title in Pietermaritzburg,” Sauser said in a statement on Thursday. “There is nothing bigger or better than the moment you are on the podium and the jersey is presented to you.“I have dreamt about winning the title again this year and if it happens then it would be very special. Firstly, because it will almost be a home race for me and, secondly, if I can win again this year it would be the first time I’ve ever successfully defended a World Champs title,” he added.Outstanding physical and mental conditionThe 38-year-old MTB marathon legend will use the last few days in his native Switzerland before he jets off to sunny South Africa as a final touch-up opportunity but believes he is already in outstanding physical and mental condition.“Physically I am in the shape of my life,” Sauser reckoned. “I will still look to get into even a bit better shape, but I won’t go crazy with my training from now up until Worlds though. I’ll take this weekend off from racing and just train in Switzerland.”“Quality rather than quantity is the key and I’ll just look to work on my last few weaknesses instead.“It is a mental game too, though, and I’ve built up a lot of confidence lately, having won pretty much all of my races in the last two months,” he said with confidence.Significant pressureA large part of the Swiss star’s preparations have involved dealing with the significant pressure on the defending champion’s shoulders.“I definitely feel the tension and pressure at this stage, especially being defending champ. Basically, being at the top already means I can only lose,” he smiled. “I see the pressure as a very good thing for me though. It motivates me.“Since school already, I’ve needed pressure to perform at my best, so the pressure doesn’t bother me. I enjoy it.”Cascades MTB ParkPietermaritzburg has a strong history of successfully hosting international cycling events and the city’s leg of the UCI MTB World Cup has helped Sauser develop a good understanding of the Cascades MTB Park, the start and finish venue for this year’s Marathon World Champs.“In a sense heading back to Cascades is a homecoming for me and I know the start/finish area and the sections in and around Cascades MTB Park very well,” Sauser said.“As far as the rest of the course goes, I only know it from having looked at the maps and course descriptions on the event website, so when I arrive on the Tuesday before Worlds I’m really looking forward to checking out the rest of the course.“Most importantly is that I am in good shape and ready in my head, though,” he concluded.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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California Governor Calls for Expanded Earned Income Credit, Reformed Tax Code

first_imgCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to expand the earned income tax credit to a million more Californians. He noted this in his State of the State Address on February 12, 2018. The governor’s 2019-20 state budget includes a proposal to increase the credit. (TAXDAY, 2019/01/17, S.4)Reformed Tax CodeThe governor also called for reforming the state tax code, without providing specific details. He said he will talk more about that and other issues in the coming months.State of the State Address, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, February 12, 2019Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

CEU, St. Clare hurdle rivals

first_img‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Pasaol, playing for Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, faced his longtime collegiate coach, now serving as general manager for Centro Escolar University.CEU beat Marinerong Pilipino, 104-93, in its debut match.Rod Ebondo paced the Scorpions with 31 points and nine rebounds while Judel Fuentes added 20, including five crucial points in the homestretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingPasaol said their time away from each other won’t change the kind of relationship they have as they exchanged banter before the game at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.“Manong even kidded that my butt is getting hot sitting on the bench,” the forward related. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ceres eyes huge upset vs Tianjin 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Chris dela Peña paced Batangas-EAC (0-2) with 14 points. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETGAMBOA-ST. CLARE 104—Jackson 30, Pare 18, Ambuludto 13, Dionisio 9, Hallare 9, Bitoon 8, Rubio 6, Rebugio 6, Penaredondo 3, Acuno 2, Alcober 0, Fontanilla 0, Jumaquio 0.BATANGAS-EAC 81—Dela Peña 14, Maguliano 13, De Joya 9, E. Mendoza 8, Laude 7, Diego 7, J. Mendoza 6, Bautista 5, Altamirano 4, Tampoc 4, Martin 0, Pate 0.Quarters: 20-21, 53-38, 81-59, 104-81 BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives LATEST STORIES Marinerong Pilipino’s Gab Banal (right) draws a foul from CEU’s Joseph Manlagit in their D-League match Monday .—AUGUST DELA CRUZWangs-Letran stays unscathed after second win Alvin Pasaol admitted he felt weird seeing his former coach Derrick Pumaren on the other side.“I miss him,” Pasaol said on Monday, the first time they were on opposing ends after Pumaren’s departure from University of the East last year.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais He may be away from Pumaren and his job may be a lot different from his role with the Red Warriors, but Pasaol knows the veteran mentor is always watching him.For now, he’s keeping the faith in coach Koy Banal whose Skippers dropped to 1-2.“I still need to learn coach Koy’s system that’s why I haven’t got much playing time yet,” said the 22-year-old Pasaol.In another match, Wangs Basketball-Letran overcame a 16-point deficit to pull off an 83-82 win over Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian and stay unbeaten in two starts.Che’Lu-SSC dropped to 1-1, the same record of Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare which routed Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, 104-81, in the opener.Trevis Jackson scored 30 points while Malian big man Mohammed Pare got 18 points and 11 boards for the Coffee Lovers, who led by as many as 31 points, 99-68, late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

EC rejects demand of Oppn to deploy Central forces for nomination filing

first_imgKolkata: The demand of the Opposition parties to deploy Central forces at the time of filing nominations of the candidates has been rejected by the Election Commission officials, as they have decided to conduct the nomination procedure in presence of the state police.The whole process of filing nominations by the candidates for the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections would be conducted by the state police force. Various Opposition party leaders had earlier urged the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state to deploy Central forces during the filing of nominations, apprehending trouble. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe Opposition parties had argued that during some previous elections, their candidates had been prevented from filing nominations. After assessing the situation, the CEO’s office found that there is no such law and order problem and hence decided that state forces will be guarding the nomination centres. Meanwhile, the Election Commission on Monday issued notification for the first phase of election, which is scheduled to take place on April 11 in Alipurduar and Cooch Behar. The last date of filing nominations for the first phase of elections is March 25. A scrutiny of the nominations would be conducted on March 26. According to sources in the CEO’s office, Central forces would conduct route march and area domination in various districts. However, there will be no deployment of the Central forces at the offices where nominations would be filed. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe mock drills of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in various districts would be conducted at all the DEO offices and the CEO’s office on Tuesday and Wednesday. During the mock drills, the election officials will check if the EVMs and the VVPATs are functioning properly. Meanwhile, it may be mentioned that seven expenditure observers have been deployed by the Commission for the first two phases of the Lok Sabha elections. The total number of complaints received through NGS (ECI) is 361, out of which 287 complaints have already been resolved. Out of the 486 complaints received through NGS (citizens), around 437 have been resolved, whereas out of the 1,139 complaints registered with the C-Vigil mobile application, around 677 were found to be valid and action has been taken by the Commission in this regard.last_img read more