Japan looks to turn area around Fukushima into renewable energy hub

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first_imgJapan 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 hublast_img read more

Palmer impresses offensive line coach Adam and other observations from Day 6 of training camp

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ OffenseAlthough Prince-Tyson Gulley figures to be the feature back for Syracuse, junior George Morris II took a few snaps with the first-team offense during 11-on-zero drills in open practice Thursday. During the first series of reps, the quarterbacks threw approximately 10-yard passes — all of them completed — to the tight ends. With starter Terrel Hunt leading the first team, sophomore Mitch Kimble continued to head the second-string offense. Sophomore Austin Wilson and freshman A.J. Long split third-team snaps, as they have all week.After two rounds of handoffs, the signal-callers aired it out a bit, sending throws at least 30 yards downfield.Hunt hit Ashton Broyld and Kimble connected with Ben Lewis, but Long overthrew Corey Cooper, who didn’t have a chance to make a play on the ball.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHunt found tight end Josh Parris on the next snap, and Kimble and Wilson threw screens to running backs Adonis Ameen-Moore and Ervin Phillips, respectively.Special teamsRyan Norton continued to take the first field goal reps and Riley Dixon was again his holder, but it was safety Darius Kelly — another candidate for the starting holder spot — who flashed some explosiveness. While holding for senior Alex Hodgkinson, Kelly took off with the snap, rolled to his right while looking for a receiver and eventually bolted down the right sideline for a would-be score.Dixon is in the lead for holder, a spot vacated by the graduated Charley Loeb, but Kelly’s play indicated some possible deception from Syracuse’s field-goal unit. “He can run, he’s quick,” head coach Scott Shafer said during his post-practice press conference. “We have to practice those things as if he had a bad snap or something. It wasn’t really a designed trick play. I think he gives us some speed, but Riley will be our first-team holder right now. That’s just something we’ll work on in a couple of days.”Running backsStaying low to the ground was a point of emphasis for running backs in Tuesday’s open practice, and on Thursday the group took it a bit further.Drills earlier in the week entailed the ball carriers ducking underneath a chute and running straight ahead. They repeated that drill Thursday, but in the second reps they took handoffs, avoided the chute and added a cut back underneath it. To practice absorbing contact, position coach DeAndre Smith was waiting there to hit them with a shield after the cut backs. Later in the practice, Smith threw a mini obstacle course at his players. They high-stepped and side-stepped over dummies before charging through a blaster — a piece of equipment with dummies at various heights — to continue working with contact.Tight endsThe tight ends continue to hone their receiving skills.On Thursday, tight end coach Bobby Acosta threw high passes — excessively high, at times — to his players, who had to elevate to haul them in.But in a series of throws during open practice, many of Acosta’s passes ended up on the ground. “Oh, shoot! Oh, shoot!” he yelled, as he moved on from an errant throw and prepared to release the next.After the 11-on-zero snaps, Acosta fired passes over the middle for his tight ends to catch, his accuracy improved.  Offensive lineSeparating his line into guards and tackles again, offensive line coach Joe Adam had his guards go through individual drills in which they pulled to the right off the snap and hit the shield with their right shoulder. After a few minutes, they reversed to the left.Adam had especially noticeable praise for junior guard Omari Palmer during the drill.“That’s it, Omari! That’s it,” he yelled.After the entire offense convened for a few reps and then re-split into positional groups, the offensive linemen worked on one-handed blocks. Just before the practice was closed to reporters, the linemen went through a drill in which two of them lined up next to each other, and pushed their blocks outward at a 45-degree angle to create an opening between them. Comments Published on August 7, 2014 at 7:57 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more