Japan looks to turn area around Fukushima into renewable energy hub FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Nikkei Asian Review:Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, devastated during the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, is looking to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, Nikkei has learned.A plan is under way to develop 11 solar power plants and 10 wind power plants in the prefecture, on farmlands that cannot be cultivated anymore and mountainous areas from where population outflows continue.The total cost is expected to be in the ballpark of 300 billion yen, or $2.75 billion, until the fiscal year ending in March 2024.The government-owned Development Bank of Japan and private lender Mizuho Bank are among a group of financiers that have prepared a line of credit to support part of the construction cost.The power generation available is estimated to be about 600 megawatts, or equivalent to two-thirds of a nuclear power plant. The produced electricity will be sent to the Tokyo metropolitan area.The plan also envisions the construction of an 80-km wide grid within Fukushima to connect the generated power with the power transmission network of Tokyo Electric Power Co. That part of the project is expected to cost 29 billion yen.More: Fukushima to be reborn as $2.7bn wind and solar power hub
Willard B. Jackson, 77, St. Paul, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.Born, June 30, 1941 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Harry James and Lizzie L. (DeMaree) Jackson.Willard worked as a Sears Repairman from 1965-1977. He then owned and operated Jackson General Store in St. Maurice. He also had worked at BCA and then retired from Print Pak.Willard was a founding member of the “Tree City Classics Car Club” and he loved to ride motorcycles.He was a married in 1962 to Virginia M. Hardebeck and she survives.He is also survived by four children, Tony C. (Diann) Jackson, Holton, Keith A. Jackson, Greensburg, Penny Marie (David) Tungate, North Vernon, Amanda J. (Adam M.) Strachman, Connecticut; four grandchildren, Trevor, Marsha, Tasha, Dakota; six great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harry James Edward Jackson II, Carl T. Jackson, George Daniel Jackson.Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Glenn Seaman officiating.Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Union Baptist Cemetery Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 12, 2017 at 8:31 pm Contact Matthew: email@example.com | @MatthewGut21 Growing up outside of Rochester, New York, Ben Reeves routinely texted his high school coach after midnight to work out in an old barn. He’d shoot there until 2 a.m. His father, Bob, once came home from work after a snowstorm to find Reeves had shoveled a 40-by-40 foot area in the family backyard so he could shoot and run.Those workouts laid the groundwork for a kid who grew into one of the best offensive players in the country. By eighth grade, Reeves played varsity at Palmyra-Macedon (New York) High School. Syracuse never recruited him despite the 278 career goals and 307 assists for 585 points, good for second in New York state history.Yale returns four of its top five scorers from 2016, including Reeves, who this week was named one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, which is given to the top collegiate player. He’s the only returning finalist from last season, when he ranked third in Division I with 4.9 points per game and fourth in total points (79). Reeves leads the Bulldogs (10-5, 5-1 Ivy) in scoring and ranks fifth in the country at 5.21 points per game. The former Ivy League Rookie of the Year and 2017 Ivy League Player of the Year will pose as No. 2 Syracuse’s (12-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) most difficult matchup this season, Sunday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament inside the Carrier Dome.“He does everything,” SU head coach John Desko said. “He distributes well, he dodges well. He’s a very complete player, not the easiest guy to cover. He’s one of the best in the country.”Syracuse senior defender Scott Firman will guard Reeves, as he has done with other leading attacks this year. Firman has limited Tewaararton Award finalist and Albany junior Connor Fields, Johns Hopkins junior Shack Stanwick and Notre Dame sophomore Ryder Garnsey (all left-handers) to below their season averages.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textReeves is a left-hander, like Fields and Maryland’s Matt Rambo, also Tewaararton Award finalists. Yet he can dodge and shoot equally as well going to his right. Unlike traditional attacks who operate behind the cage, Reeves plays at the X, up top, and on the wings. He sweeps to the goal like a midfielder and feeds as well as anybody.Reeves uses his 6-foot-2 frame near the crease and from distance to make it difficult for goalies to pick up the angle of his shot. Yale’s offense performs best when Reeves is a dual threat against man-to-man defense. Against zones, he can spend most of the time below goal-line extended to pick apart the defense as a quarterback.He did so against Bryant on March 5, posting zero goals but four assists. He ran toward the cage a couple of times, but the packed-in defense limited his room. Syracuse has increasingly played zone midway through games and could throw that at Reeves to mix it up. It worked for Bryant, which beat Yale 9-6. Reeves is an initiator against man defense and a zone-busing stretch shooter who can bump form the X to high wing. Against Massachusetts on March 7, he scored once when he gained a step off of a pick. From the high wing, he works on short sticks. By starting at the wing and moving toward the middle — rather than from X to up-field — he forces defenders to slide earlier. It’s that dodge movement that gets zones rotating and players out of place, as Reeves scored a game-high four goals in an 11-9 loss to the Minutemen.Ric Beardsley, a four-time SU All-American defender and ESPN lacrosse analyst, said Firman has not defended anybody as good as Reeves. Based on film he has seen, Beardsley said Firman’s best bet is to force Reeves to run to the net. Make him score. Make him dodge to shoot. Get up on his hands when he catches the ball and “make him hurt you off of a dodge, not a feed. Or worse: both.”Yale head coach Andy Shay remembers seeing Reeves at an Under Armour tryout. He knew then that Reeves would be at least a “very good college player.” Shay’s junior attack has since grown more explosive, more mobile, more knowledgeable and more important in Yale’s seventh-ranked offense eyeing an upset over Syracuse on Sunday night.“He’s exceeding his own expectations and mine,” Shay said. “He’s a great shooter, great feeder. We really take advantage of that.” Comments
The head of the Qatar 2022 World Cup has rejected calls for the tournament to be awarded to another country.Governing body Fifa is expected to move the tournament to winter to avoid Qatar’s high summer temperatures.And Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said the tournament might have to move location if a suitable time to play in Qatar could not be agreed.But Hassan al-Thawadi, chief of the Qatar bid, insists there is “no reason” why they should not host the event.“We’ve worked very, very hard to ensure we’re within the rules of the bidding, within the rules of the hosting agreement,” he told BBC Sport.“At the same time we’re delivering on all the promises that we’ve made. We’re working very hard to deliver it. The commitment is there.” Fifa president Sepp Blatter is determined to switch the 2022 World Cup to the winter as summer temperatures can reach 50C in the Middle Eastern country.Blatter, 77, has admitted the governing body may have made a “mistake” in awarding the tournament to Qatar in the summer.“[Qatar] is the right place, the Middle East is the right place,” said Al-Thawadi.“We are representing the Middle East, it is a Middle Eastern World Cup, so it is the right place. The Middle East deserves to host a major tournament.”FA chairman Dyke told the BBC in August that a summer World Cup in Qatar, who defeated rival bids from South Korea, Japan, Australia and the United States in December 2010, would be “impossible”.The Premier League has taken an opposing stance, with chief executive Richard Scudamore insisting the tournament should go ahead in the summer. However, Europe’s leading clubs have said they are “open” to the possibility of a winter World Cup in Qatar in 2022.Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Club Association (ECA) believes it is “probably” better to switch the finals to winter.The ECA is an independent body representing the interests of Europe’s leading clubs. Ten English clubs are members – Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle and Tottenham.