New analysis shows potential for significant solar growth in Africa through 2030 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:The African solar PV market could grow to as much as 30 GW by 2030, according to a new report on the potential of 10 key countries by the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute, in cooperation with Intersolar Europe.The Solarize Africa Market Report points to an enormous amount of potential across the continent that has yet to be exploited, based on research focusing on South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria, Ethiopia, Angola, Namibia and Tanzania. More than 1 GW of solar capacity was installed throughout Africa in 2018, according to statistics from both BSW-Solar and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), bringing cumulative installations for the entire continent to slightly more than 5 GW by the end of 2018.“The solar potential in Africa is large, as is Africa’s energy demand, and we are optimistic about many of the markets we analyzed,” says David Wedepohl, managing director of BSW-Solar. “We estimate we would need about 2,000 TWh solar PV to fully decarbonize the energy consumption on the continent by 2040.”The report notes that total PV installations in Africa account for only about 1% of the world’s cumulative installed capacity. The researchers say that investment opportunities vary throughout the continent based on a range of factors, including political stability, solar radiation and the receptiveness of different markets to foreign investors.However, many countries will need to upgrade and expand aging and underdeveloped grid infrastructure in order to facilitate significant PV development, the researchers say.More: African nations could install 30 GW by 2030: BSW-Solar
By Dialogo February 10, 2010 Argentine president Cristina Kirchner said that she is proud that El secreto de sus ojos [The Secret in Their Eyes] has received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film, and she affirmed that she is a fan of the seventh art. “I’m a serious movie fan, and I’m very proud as an Argentine that El secreto de sus ojos has been nominated,” the president said at a news conference, referring to the film directed by Juan José Campanella and starring Ricardo Darín and Soledad Villamil, all Argentines. Kirchner affirmed that “this is something very important, because movies express culture, identity,” and she took advantage of the press conference to congratulate the actors, director, screenwriters, and everyone involved with “this first-class product.” This is the second nomination for Campanella and the sixth for a film from Argentina, which won a statuette in 1985 for La historia oficial [The Official Story]. El secreto de sus ojos was nominated along with four other films, including the Peruvian La teta asustada [The Milk of Sorrow], and the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will reveal its verdict on 7 March.
Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto has tested positive for COVID-19, as has one of his subordinates at the Bogor municipality administration, officials say.The mayor underwent a swab test for COVID-19 on Tuesday at Bogor Senior Hospital, Bogor city spokesperson and health agency head Sri Nowo Retno said.She explained that Bima had taken the test after returning from a work-related trip to Turkey on Monday. Four other officials who joined the mayor on the trip were also tested and one was declared positive for COVID-19. A recent seminar held in the city was in the spotlight following reports of four people having tested positive for COVID-19 in Surakarta, Central Java. They allegedly contracted the virus while in Bogor in late February. Of the four cases, two have died at Moewardi Regional Hospital, Surakarta.Based on data from the Bogor official website for COVID-19, covid19.kotabogor.go.id, which was last updated at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Bogor had zero positive cases of COVID-19, making the mayor and his subordinate the first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city.The city has prepared three hospitals for COVID-19, namely Bogor General Hospital, Siloam Hospital and Bogor Senior Hospital. (trn) Following the results, Bima and all officials who went on the trip will comply with health protocols that include a minimum 14-day isolation at Bogor Senior Hospital, Sri said, adding that the hospital was prepared to treat patients with the fast-spreading respiratory illness in Bogor.Bima has reported his condition to the West Java governor, state secretary and home minister. While he is under isolation, the Bogor city administration will be supervised by Deputy Mayor Dedie A. Rachim, Sri said.The mayor also shared the news on his Instagram account @bimaaryasugiarto.”Maintain your health, be aware, distance yourself from others, and don’t go out of the house unless it is necessary,” he said in a video uploaded to Instagram. Topics :
32 Marian St, Coorparoo. Picture: realestate.com.auWe’ve found three homes which all have that one special addition in common.At 32 Marian St, Coorparoo offers of more than $1,670,000 will secure you a four bedroom home listed through Bruce McIntyre, of Ray White Coorparoo.The three-level home has city views, two-street frontage, outdoor entertainment areas and a swimming pool.The newly completed home has a games room with wet bar and an internal lift. At 16 Oxley Tce, Corinda, a five-bedroom home listed through Carol Summerlin of Harcourts Graceville, also has a lift.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago 32 Marian St, Coorparoo. Picture: realestate.com.auWHETHER your home is so big it would take you forever to travel between floors without it, or it’s just that added bit of luxury, there’s something very appealing about homes with lifts.While common place for those living in apartment buildings, an in home lift is something still considered a little out of the ordinary in Brisbane. 21 Ryan Ave, Balmoral. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is high on Balmoral Hill and has city views.The kitchen of the home has VZUG art appliances including induction cooktop, a butler’s pantry with wine fridge and stone benchtops.There is an additional undercover outdoor entertaining area at the back of the house and inside is a separate media room. 21 Ryan Ave, Balmoral. Picture: realestate.com.auA modern lift services all levels of the home which also has a secure entrance from the front gate with intercom system. 16 Oxley Tce, Corinda. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home has panoramic mountain and river views. The living, dining and kitchen area extends out the back of the home on to a fully-paved pool area.Four of the bedrooms are on the top level of the home with the main bedroom toward the front of the house.On the ground level is a garage and the elevator offers access to all four levels of the home.At 21 Ryan Ave, Balmoral a five-bedroom home listed through Frank Lombardi of Ray White East Brisbane.
This large ferry will be capable of carrying 1610 passengers, and will have space for 450 cars or 617 lane metres for trucks plus 257 cars. It will have an operating service speed of close to 37 knots. The technology group Wärtsilä has won an order to provide propulsion solutions for a new 115 metres long high-speed ferry. The Wärtsilä equipment will be delivered to the yard commencing in July 2021, and the ferry is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2022. Image credit Wartsila Wärtsilä will also supply its ProTouch bridge controls system as part of the contract, secured in May this year. “This combination of the Wärtsilä 31 engine and WXJ waterjets is unique for fast ferries, delivering exceptional fuel efficiency, reliability, quality and performance. This is an exciting project, and we are honoured to have been selected to provide the level of propulsion demanded,” says Stefan Nysjö, Marine Power Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine. The vessel is being built by Austal at the Australian shipbuilder’s yard in the Philippines for Danish operator Molslinjen. It will operate on the Molslinjen Bornholm route between Ystad and Rønne in Denmark. It will feature four Wärtsilä 31 engines, recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine, and four high-performance Wärtsilä WXJ1500SRI waterjets. This is the first time the WXJ waterjets and the Wärtsilä 31 engine have been used in combination for a fast ferry, the company said. “It will be, by volume, the largest ferry ever built in our shipyards, and it will offer a powerful, yet economical and environmentally-friendly solution,” says Wayne Murray, President Austal Philippines.
Stuff co.nz 9 July 2010The first question I’d like to ask Labour list MP Steve Chadwick is: “Why now?” What’s convinced her that the time is right to reopen the abortion debate? What ill-omened denizen of the current political environment has told her that this is the moment to introduce a members bill permitting abortion-on-demand up to the 24th week of pregnancy?I would really, really like to know who it was. Because, try as I may, I’m finding it really difficult to make the cost/benefit analysis come out in Ms Chadwick’s, her party’s, or even her gender’s favour.Her decision might, of course, be driven entirely by ideological considerations – by an unwavering conviction that every woman has an incontestable right to do whatever she pleases with, and to, her own body. That would make a sort of sense – providing, of course, she’s willing to accept the consequences of making ideology the battleground upon which this issue is decided. What’s sauce for the ideological goose must also be sauce for the ideological gander.Clearly, Ms Chadwick’s proposed bill has got me perplexed. I simply cannot see what difference – in practical terms – changing the present legislation would make.According to statistics supplied by the Abortion Supervisory Committee, there were 18,382 abortions carried out in New Zealand in 2007. That’s 12,437 more than in 1980 – barely two years after the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act came into force on April 1, 1978.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/3900680/Are-18-382-abortions-in-a-single-year-not-enough
Sipalay is known for its white-sandbeaches and crystal-clear waters, attracting both foreign and local touristsseeking a tranquil getaway. Its kite festival, an award-winning tourism event,is one of the biggest in Western Visayas. The 8th Burangoy Tourism Kite Festivalhas been moved from March 26 to 31 to April although the final dates have yetto be announced. Lizares cited the Department of Healthadvisory issued by Secretary Francisco Duque III which strongly urged thepublic to avoid attending, participating and organizing events that draw a hugenumber of attendees. However, the events were rescheduledtogether with the 23rd Babaylan Festival on March 8 to 14. “The Sipalay City Governmentunderstands that the 19th Charter Anniversary and the 8th Burangoy Tourism KiteFestival draws a large audience and sees this as a risk in contractingCOVID-19,” the executive order said. “The Sipalay City Culture and ArtsCouncil has recommended to prioritize the safety of Sipalaynons,” it added. BACOLOD City – The City of Sipalay in southern Negros Occidentalcanceled big events and mass gatherings for its 19th Charter Anniversary onMarch 26 to 31 due to the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019). In the north, Sagay City canceled itsannual Sinigayan Festival slated from March 14 to 19 also due to the Covid-19threat. (PNA) Mayor Gina Montilla-Lizares issued anexecutive order dated March 5 cancelling four events during the charteranniversary and the postponement of the 8th Burangoy Tourism Kite Festival to“ensure the safety of Sipalaynons and guests.” Suspended events included the 10thBarongoy Fishtival, opening ceremony, “Banda Diri, Banda Didto” drum and lyrecompetition, and all sports events and competitions such as boxing,skimboarding, volleyball, beach volleyball, and motocross. Although the celebration willcontinue, the city government has opted to hold fewer events and focus onsmaller gatherings. The City of Bago initially canceledits 54th Charter Anniversary celebration set from Feb. 11 to 19. Last month, Sipalay’s neighboring townHinoba-an, the southernmost town of Negros Occidental, suspended barangayfiestas, cockfights, and other public events in February and March due to theCOVID-19 scare.
WITH 2019 almost near its end, Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) will be honouring its top performers of the year, when the annual Awards Ceremony gets underway tonight.In keeping with yearly customs and traditions, the GCB recognises all its players, administrators, stakeholders, media, sponsors and clubs who have been among the top-performers throughout the calendar year of 2019.The ceremony has been transformed over the years as a number of new awards and accolades were introduced to the event. The number of awardees has also increased as the GCB over recent years has gone to great lengths to properly recognise its players.Last year was no different, as a number of medals both group and individual, were presented to members of the fraternity. Wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble, who has been a key man for Guyana in 4-Day cricket over the years, emerged as the Senior Regional Cricketer-of-the-Year.His fellow countryman, Berbice and Guyana Youth all-rounder Kevin Sinclair was named Junior Cricketer-of-the-Year. Ryan Hercules, Essequibo and Jaguars Academy coach, was adjudged Coach-of-the-Year while Albert Das won Curator-of-the-Year for his outstanding work on the local grounds last year.This year’s event could see a number of new faces being placed into the spotlight as a number of players, including Romario Shepherd, Ashmead Nedd, Kevlon Anderson, Shabika Gajnabi to name a few, have made huge steps both regionally and internationally this year.Also, Rose Hall Town, Albion, Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and others will be front-runners for Clubs-of-the-Year, following their great respective runs this year.CWI vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow is expected to deliver the feature address at this evening’s ceremony, which gets underway at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) pavilion from 19:00hrs.
While James White started strong for the Badgers, star tailback Montee Ball finished stronger, gaining 93 yards and scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.[/media-credit]For the ninth season in a row, Paul Bunyan’s Axe will call Madison, Wis., home.Wisconsin (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) leaned on the combined 341 rushing yards and five touchdowns of standout tailbacks Montee Ball and James White to run past border rival Minnesota (4-3, 0-3) 38-13 at Camp Randall Saturday afternoon.Just a week removed from hanging the second-highest offensive output in school history on Purdue, Wisconsin’s offensive line again dominated the trenches Saturday, buoying the team to 337 yards on the ground behind Ball’s 166 yards and White’s 175 yards.“We’re taking little steps,” redshirt junior center Travis Frederick said. “The offensive line is playing a lot better, and everybody’s playing a lot better … and finally that’s starting to break things open for the running backs. They’re doing as great a job as they’ve ever been. To have a 1-2 punch like that and Melvin (Gordon) in there, it’s phenomenal for us.”In the 122nd installment of college football’s longest-played rivalry, the Badgers used a not-so-historic formation to bring a bit of spice on offense.Using what Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema called in his postgame press conference the “barge” formation, the Badgers used a package that featured White at quarterback with Ball in the backfield. The formation also utilized the team’s strength, size and depth on the offensive line with seven offensive linemen and two tight ends on the line of scrimmage.“It was something [White] did in high school at St. Thomas Aquinas (in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.),” Bielema said. “At Wisconsin, we have a lot of big people and that got quite a few of them out there. We cut all the pretty guys out, no wide receivers, no quarterbacks and we didn’t even put our fullback out there.”The formation led to UW’s first score, as White scampered for a 14-yard touchdown run two plays after a 42-yard completion from quarterback Joel Stave to wide receiver Jared Abbrederis.“It’s pretty cool,” White said. “It’s something I did in high school, so it’s not something that’s too new to me. It’s just another way to get me the ball and I just try to take advantage of it.”It was an offensive wrinkle Minnesota was entirely unprepared for.“When you haven’t seen [the package] on film or anything like that and they put five guys on one side and three on the other, that’s a good move on their part,” Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill said. “You get all those big guys on one side, and you get shifted over there and take care of that side, then they come back to the other side.”But Minnesota answered quickly. In a surprising late-week move, the Gophers removed freshman Philip Nelson’s redshirt to replace the struggling Max Shortell at quarterback. The young Nelson showed poise, leading his team on a seven-play, 65-yard drive capped by a 16-yard connection to wide receiver Brandon Green, bringing the score to 6-7 after the Gophers missed the extra point try.Nelson finished the day with 149 passing yards, 68 rushing yards and two touchdowns. But Badgers’ cornerback Devin Smith and linebacker Ethan Armstrong each recorded interceptions in the second half during which the team turned into 10 points.“We heard rumors last night he was going to start and we haven’t seen any film on him and know from what was presented he was a talented player,” Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland said. “He ran well … he was pretty composed for a freshman. He didn’t make too many mistakes, his two interceptions were good plays by our guys.”But the efforts of Ball and White were just too much for Minnesota to combat. While Ball struggled out of the gates in the first half – just 39 yards on 10 carries – White was electric, rushing for 98 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries.But Ball, a 2011 Heisman finalist, could not be contained for four quarters.After Minnesota brought the score to 24-13 on a 14-yard pass from Nelson to A.J. Barker at the end of the third quarter, something clicked for Ball as he churned out touchdown runs of 14 and 44 yards in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter.“When [White] starts playing really, really well, it kind of sets a fire into me,” Ball said. “I told him I better get going and vice-versa, which is the healthy competition that we have. It betters the offense.”Ball’s 93 fourth quarter yards seemed to come all too easily for the Badgers as the offensive line wore down the Gophers’ front seven with 54 running plays throughout the game, compared to just 15 passing plays.It was the ninth straight time the Badgers have beaten the Gophers, tying the longest winning streak in the series’ history.“It’s an awesome feeling,” linebacker Mike Taylor said. “Growing up in the state of Wisconsin, that’s what you watch, the Badgers versus the Gophers, Paul Bunyan’s Axe. We get up for this one, us Wisconsin kids, that’s why we come to Wisconsin.”-Of Note: The game was the 21st consecutive home win for UW, the second-longest active streak behind LSU. The Badgers have scored at least 31 points against Minnesota in each of the last 13 games (dating back to 2000). White had the second-best rushing performance of his career, and his 175 yards on 15 carries gave him 100-plus yards for the second-consecutive game. With two touchdowns Saturday, Ball is only five touchdowns away from breaking the NCAA career touchdowns mark. Bielema has never lost to Minnesota in his career as head coach (7-0).Follow Nick on Twitter