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On the Blogs: Researchers See Solar Capacity Reaching 490 Gigawatts This Year, Nearly Matching Nuclear

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Futurism.com:Solar energy has been on the rise, and based on new data from GTM Research, it could rival nuclear energy in terms of global capacity by the end of 2017.The data, which is available in the most recent edition of Global Solar Demand Monitor, indicates that solar power will reach a capacity of roughly 390 gigawatts this year. Meanwhile, the latest figures from the Nuclear Energy Institute suggest that the world is currently home to 391.5 gigawatts of nuclear plants.Solar growth is slowing slightly — following a massive jump from 50.3 gigawatts added in 2015 to 77.8 gigawatts added in 2016, 81.1 gigawatts will likely be added in 2017. However, GTM Research expects that growth will continue at a steady rate, with total global capacity reaching 871 gigawatts by 2022.Capacity is just one piece of the puzzle, though. Nuclear energy is still well ahead of solar in terms of electricity generated, outputting 2,476,671 gigawatt-hours compared to solar’s 375,000. That being said, the International Energy Agency projects that solar could feasibly become the world’s largest source of energy by 2050 due to its falling cost and increasing convenience.More: Report Suggests Solar Energy Capacity Will Rival Nuclear Power by the End of 2017 On the Blogs: Researchers See Solar Capacity Reaching 490 Gigawatts This Year, Nearly Matching Nuclearlast_img read more

PREMIUMJob opportunities: Jakarta remains top place for young talents to pursue a career

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first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Topics : Log in with your social account Indonesia Kalibrr-Indonesia employment disparity Banten West-Java BPS Gajah-Mada-University Google Forgot Password ? Many young talents in rural areas don’t have many options but to try their luck in big cities that not only offer bigger job opportunities but also a better career path.A study by Kalibrr Indonesia, a job-seeking platform that maps out job opportunities nationwide based on the vacancies posted on its site between October 2018 and September 2019, indicates that 73 percent of all job vacancies are in Jakarta.Next in line, Banten represents 6 percent of the total jobs available, East Java 4 percent, West Java 3 percent and Central Java 2 percent. Meanwhile, other areas in Indonesia account for 12 percent of all job vacancies, showing that opportunities for employment are still concentrated in the capital.This is the reason why Rike, not her real name, chose to find work in Jakarta. Originally from Padang, West Sumatra, she has lived in the capital for y… Facebooklast_img read more

Football News Praful Patel elected as FIFA Council member, first from India

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first_imgKuala Lumpur: All India Football Federation president Praful Patel was Saturday elected as a FIFA Council member, becoming the first Indian to enter the prestigious council in a landmark development. He got 38 out of 46 votes.The AIFF chief was one of the eight candidates vying for the spot in the election which was held during the 29th AFC (Asian Football Confederations) Congress in the Malaysian capital.Patel was accompanied by AIFF general secretary Kushal Das and senior vice-president Subrata Datta.”Patel’s victory is a “landmark for Indian football”. Congratulations to Mr. Patel. He fully deserves this honour. His leadership has taken Indian football to greater heights. Asian football will immensely benefit from his presence as a FIFA Council member,” Datta told PTI.The AFC Electoral committee and the FIFA Review Committee conducted the eligibility review on all the candidates.A Al- Mohannadi (Qatar), Khalid Awad A. Althebity (Saudi Arabia), Mariano V. Araneta, Jr. (Philippines), Chung Mong Gyu (Korea Republic), Du Zhaocai (China PR), Mehdi Taj (IR Iran) and Kohzo Tashima (Japan) were the others who contested for the five available spots in the council.Earlier in the day, the congress re-elected Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa by acclamation as AFC president for a second four-year term until 2023.Shaikh Salman, whose presidency began in May 2013, was the only candidate for the position.There were initially three candidates confirmed by the AFC Electoral Committee following the completion of the eligibility checks on March 1. The number was reduced following the withdrawals of Mohamed Khalfan Matar Saeed Al-Romaithi (UAE) and Saoud A. Aziz M A Al-Mohannadi (Qatar) both of whom threw their full support behind Shaikh Salman. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Andy Enfield has his team, but wants more

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first_imgAndy Enfield knew things would be different as early as last August, when the men’s basketball team took a trip to Italy and went 4-0 in three exhibition games and a scrimmage.Then they came back to prepare for the season and Enfield grew even more confident.“In the preseason we had a couple of scrimmages and liked what we saw as far as the commitment of our players to being a team, to sharing the ball offensively, to playing team defense, to really having an attitude and a commitment to putting the team before themselves as individuals,” Enfield said.The pieces are starting to come together for USC in Enfield’s third season, with the team sporting a 17-5 record and a 6-3 mark in conference play, good enough for second in the Pac-12 conference.Regardless of how this season ends, it will be a vast improvement from the 23-41 overall record from the previous two seasons, where the Trojans managed just five conference wins combined and a mere .500 record at home. This season, the Men of Troy are a perfect 13-0 at home — the first time that has happened since 1943.“We’re excited that we’re competitive this year,” Enfield said. “We know we can win games. We didn’t make goals before the season — how many games we wanted to win or how many league games or out-of-conference. We just decided to focus on the process versus the results.”Seeing results as the process moves along is a bonus. It hasn’t always been this way for USC, where basketball is generally an afterthought and the Galen Center is more often than not half filled during games. The last time the Trojans won their conference was more than 30 years ago. They’ve had two Sweet Sixteen appearances in the past half-century and last made the Final Four during the Eisenhower administration.But Enfield makes it clear that there is much work to be done.“We have a long way to go,” he said. “We’re young. We have one senior on our roster. All the players have room for improvement —— significant improvement. As a team, we can get a lot better.”That senior, Strahinja Gavrilovic, is averaging 1.6 points and hasn’t played in the last nine games. Suffice to say, the Trojans are still young, raw and learning how to embrace a winning culture.“When Andy Enfield came to USC he made a conscious decision to build the program from the bottom up, bringing in high-level recruits and developing them for the future,” the Trojans’ 2015-2016 media guide reads. “The belief is that the future is now.”In other words, don’t judge Enfield by the 5-31 conference record in his first two seasons. Start judging him now, with his recruits, his team and his system running in full force.“We didn’t have a time frame,” Enfield said, when asked if he thought it would take a couple of years to start winning. “Our goal as a coaching staff was to try to come in and make this a better program every week, every month we were here. We continually try to do that.”Enfield came to USC from Florida Gulf Coast, where he had coached just two seasons, but burst onto the national scene when the Eagles — nicknamed “Dunk City” — went on an improbable run in the NCAA Tournament in 2013, becoming the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet Sixteen.He was immediately hired at USC to transform a struggling program that was going through its second coaching change in a year.But the Cinderella magic in Florida wasn’t going to transfer to California, at least not right away. The chemistry wasn’t right and it showed on and off the court. The Trojans finished last in the Pac-12 with just two conference wins in Enfield’s first season.“My freshman year we had a lot of negative energy with certain players and so it seemed just strenuous,” junior guard Julian Jacobs told the Los Angeles Times last month. “There were multiple times during my freshman year when we really didn’t want to come to practice because we were in last place and guys didn’t really get along.”Enfield understands the frustration but lauds his players and coaching staff for staying the course, even through some rough periods.“Whenever you first start something, you go through some down times,” Enfield said. “You have failures and you hope the successes come later. Sure, it’s not fun losing a lot of games but our players and our staff have not lost sight of our main goal. Sometimes it’s not fun to go through the process of getting better. There’s frustration that sets in. Everyone wants to be a champion as soon as possible, and it doesn’t always work like that.”Enfield praised Jacobs and Nikola Jovanovic, both juniors, for playing key roles into committing to the process. Because of that, Enfield and his staff have been able to build around them in their two recruiting classes with a few standout additions in sophomore Jordan McLaughlin in 2014 and freshmen Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu this season.One sign the environment has changed is the camaraderie on the team. Instead of being a toxic environment, practice is now something everyone looks forward to.“The last thing you want to do as a player or a coach is show up to practice and be miserable,” Enfield said. “We’re on the other side. We really enjoy it.”But Enfield makes it clear that the team’s work is far from over. He doesn’t want to send the impression that the team “has arrived” or “accomplished something” because he doesn’t believe they have. He acknowledges the upset over No. 20 Wichita State, the four-overtime signature victory against No. 7 Arizona and the convincing win at UCLA, but he is careful to note that nine conference games remain, and each opponent is only worth one win or loss.What he will say, though, is that he is proud of his players for being committed and building a winning team culture, working toward the same objective.“Our players want to be great,” Enfield said. “They want to have something special. It’s not hard when you have a goal that everyone wants. You just have to figure out how to get there.”last_img read more

Dodgers, KTLA in negotiations for late-season TV deal

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first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers and KTLA are working on an arrangement with SportsNet L.A. to simulcast some of the team’s final games of this season as Vin Scully concludes his 67th and final season as the team’s broadcaster, sources said Thursday.Attempts to reach executives from the Dodgers, KTLA and Charter Spectrum were not successful.The Dodgers have not been able to penetrate much of the Southern California TV market, outside of subscribers for Time Warner Cable and Charter, which merged earlier this year, since the TWC launch of the team-owned channel in February, 2014.The Dodgers signed a reported 25-year deal valued at $8.3 billion in 2013 with the company, leaving a longtime partnership with Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket. During the Dodgers’ previous TV relationships, games were sold off to over-the-air partners such as KCAL (2005-2013), KCOP (2002-2005) and KTLA (1997-2005). The Dodgers started on then-Fox Sports 2 in 1997.Because of limited distribution, the Dodgers agreed to simulcast the last six games of the 2014 season on KDOC, an independent station in Orange County. The team did not allow for any over-the-air games in 2015 in Southern California.Outside of SportsNet LA, Dodgers fans could only see a regular-season game if it was taken by ESPN, Fox Sports or, last weekend, cleared in the market by TBS.The Dodgers end the home season with three games against San Francisco and four more against Colorado from Sept. 19-25. The last three home games are scheduled Vin Scully promotional celebration dates. The team then goes on the road for three in San Diego on Sept. 27-29 and the final three in San Francisco on Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2. Scully has said he will cover the final three games against the Giants.last_img read more