first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “Previous TICAD events have resulted in a number of highly successful Japanese-African ventures and we intend to use this opportunity to strengthen our commitment to working with Windlab on world-leading renewable energy projects across East Africa. The flagship Meru County Energy Project will be one of our first projects in the region,” added Inazumi. The MCIDC shareholdingwill earn the County predictable revenue over the project lifecycle over andabove the inherent project implementation benefits to the local community. At the signing ceremony, Hideyuki Inazumi, CEO of Eurus Energy, commented: “Windlab and Eurus Energy have a successful history of developing and implementing innovative projects together, and we are delighted to be expanding our partnership to include the Kenyan Government through the TICAD commitments.” Finance and Policy AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The agreement (which was signed at an official ceremony in the presence of Cabinet Secretary Foreign Affairs Ambassador Monica Juma of the Republic of Kenya, and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan) forms part of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), which is being held this week in Yokohama, Japan. The project isexpected to commence construction in 2021 and Meru County will continue to ownpart of the project when operational. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter The project is expected to inject $150 million in investment to Meru County, Kenya and will produce enough reliable, predictable energy to power well over 200,000 homes. “We are excited to bring world-leading innovation in the renewable energy sector and project development expertise to Meru County, Kenya”, commented Roger Price, Windlab’s Global CEO, who was in attendance in Yokohama for the signing of the MoU this week. Read more on:News from KenyaWind energy developments He added: “Signing the MoU here in Japan is a major milestone for the project. We are looking forward to hosting Africa’s first hybrid renewable energy facility in our county.” It is a flagship project for Meru County Investment and Development Corporation (MCIDC). MCIDC’s acting Managing Director, Eng. Samwel Odhiambo, stated: “Our partnership with Windlab is going from strength to strength and the signing of the MoU will bring further momentum, helping us to fast-track delivery of the project and the many associated benefits to the people of Meru County.” KenInvest’s managing director, Dr Moses Ikiara, pledged his support, stating: “As Kenya moves to implement the medium-term Big Four Agenda, promotion of predictable and sustainable renewable energy is key to guarantee successful realisation of the Manufacturing Pillar. We are excited to welcome Windlab and Eurus Energy to invest in Meru and shall offer them all the support required to deliver the project”. The Kenyan Investment Authority and Meru County Government have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading global renewable energy developers Windlab and Eurus Energy for the development of Africa’s first large scale hybrid wind, solar PV, and battery storage project – the Meru County Energy Park. Windlab has operatedglobally for over a decade and has a stellar track-record of delivered renewableenergy projects across three continents, including the successful developmentand implementation of the world’s first utility-scale hybrid renewable energyproject, Kennedy Energy Park in Australia (which is co-owned by Eurus Energy). The MoU confirms the cooperation between the Government of Kenya (through KenInvest and Meru County) and Windlab and Eurus Energy towards the implementation of the project, which will also include capacity building and knowledge transfer efforts. The project is being developed in a partnership between MCIDC and Windlab East Africa (which is owned by Windlab Limited and Eurus Energy), as a premier example of a successful Public-Private Partnership initiative. Generation Featured image: Stock Meru County EnergyPark will provide up to 80MW of clean, sustainable renewable energy, consistingof up to 20 wind turbines and more than 40,000 solar panels. TAGSKenyawind energy Previous articleTotal installs a solar powered service station in MoroccoNext articleSouth African tree, a backup for the Amazon rainforest Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

first_imgTaylor University is seeking applications and nominations ofdistinctive candidates for a tenure track Mathematics facultyposition in the Mathematics Department beginning in August 2021.Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications andexperience.Candidates must have a personal, vibrant faith and Christianwalk and be strongly committed to the educational mission andevangelical Christian orientation of the University. TaylorUniversity is a Christ-centered educational institution, and anevangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed toadvancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive loveand truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will beexpected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant,Statement of Faith, and essential documents.Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Mathematics,Statistics, Data Science, or a related field.  ABD will beconsidered, as will a Master’s with considerable work experience indata science or data analytics.  Excellent communication andinterpersonal skills are required.  Mission and departmentalfit are of primary importance, but extra consideration will begiven to those with demonstrated expertise in statistics and/ordata science.  The ideal candidate will help establish adedicated Data Science major in the department, in conjunction withthe Computer Science & Engineering department and other campuspartners.Because Taylor University is a Christ-centered, evangelical,nondenominational, covenant community committed to advancinglife-long learning and its mission of ministering the redemptivelove and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need, applicants mustconfess a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord,have a vibrant Christian faith, and display a passion for themission and educational philosophy of Taylor University.The appointee will teach a variety of courses across thestandard mathematics curriculum, but ideally will focus onstatistics courses at a variety of levels, and help develop furthercourses in the area. The candidate should be comfortable withcreative pedagogy, active and holistic learning, and onlineinstruction.The successful candidate will be expected to develop andmaintain an active program of faculty-mentored student research andscholarship.  Active membership in professional societies,professional service, student advising, faculty governanceresponsibilities, and chapel attendance are expected.The Mathematics Department offers various majors in Mathematicsas well as Mathematics and Computer Science Education, and a minorin Data Science. The department has 7 full-time faculty and ishoused in the Euler Science Complex.Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christianliberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by aChristian worldview and the integration of faith, learning andliving within a community of intentional Christian nurture andrelationships.Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual andintellectual development of its students as well as of its facultymembers. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demandingimagination, dedication and integrity from both students andfaculty.  As a Christian institution, Taylor University hashighly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth hasits source in God.  Taylor University carries out its missionand purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in itsresidential campus setting.  The University also offersfocused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular andinstitutionalstrengths.                                                                                                The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, whichis 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of FortWayne. The combination of rural location and proximity tometropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.Interested candidates should send an application letter,curriculum vita, and a completed application to [email protected] Theapplication is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Grace Miller, Dean.  Allmaterials will remain confidential. The University and Departmentare keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and stronglyencourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately andcontinue until the position is filled.  Taylor Universitycomplies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination inemployment.last_img read more

first_imgToumani Diagouraga is on his way out of Brentford, while QPR have completed the signing of goalkeeper Matt Ingram from Wycombe.West London Sport revealed on Friday that Rangers had tabled a bid for Ingram, 22, and later revealed that the offer had been accepted and he was set to move to Loftus Road.  The highly-rated Ingram, who moves for an undisclosed fee, has duly signed a four-and-a-half-year contract.AdChoices广告The club also plan to offer Italian defender Marco Motta a contract until the end of the season following his trial.But Rangers face missing out on Patrick Bamford – they made an enquiry but have been told the Chelsea forward is likely to join a Premier League team. QPR v Wolves: five key battles Bamford has been tipped to join Norwich CityMeanwhile, Chelsea’s youngsters thrashed Manchester United 5-1 in the FA Youth Cup on Friday evening to take their place in the fifth round.Fulham’s Under-21 side were also in action, losing 3-1 against West Ham at Motspur Park.Branislav Ivanovic’s new one-year deal has been confirmed by Chelsea, while Eden Hazard and Diego Costa are both available for Sunday’s derby at Arsenal despite recent injury problems.Blues boss Guus Hiddink spoke at his news conference today ahead of this weekend’s game – click here for a rundown of what he had to say. Arsenal v Chelsea: six key battles Brentford have signed Norwich City youngster Nathan Fox on an 18-month contract and have accepted an offer from Leeds United for Diagouraga.Midfielder Diagouaraga’s imminent move to Elland Road has been greeted with a mixed reaction from Leeds fans on Twitter. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgThe agent of Everton attacker Henry Onyekuru has confirmed his client will be remaining on loan with Galatasaray after claims Valencia want the player. The Everton youngster recently joined the Turkish club on a season’s loan deal due to his continuing issues with getting a work permit in England.Milliyet have reported on comments William D’Avila made on the attacker: “Henry was wanted by a lot of clubs. Valencia was one of them. However, we decided on the transfer to Galatasaray. It’s too late for Valencia.”Yesterday we covered claims from Turkey that Valencia have approached Everton and asked for his deal with Galatasaray to be cancelled.However, Galatasaray have understandably said Onyekuru will be remaining with them after impressing during preseason.Embed from Getty ImagesDespite this, the Istanbul club would be open to a switch if Valencia pay them a big chunk of compensation. Galatasaray would also request Everton return the loan fee they paid for the Nigerian.Onyekuru joined Everton from Eupen last summer, but has still not made his debut for the Toffees due to work permit issues.NDby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndolast_img read more

first_img Written By COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 15th February, 2020 12:54 IST (Image credits: AP) Last Updated: 15th February, 2020 12:54 IST ‘Bad Mistakes’ Cost Woods In Second Round At Riviera Tiger Woods’s hopes of a record-setting 83rd US PGA Tour victory at the Genesis Invitational dwindled Friday with a disappointing two-over-par 73 at Riviera LIVE TV FOLLOW US Last year, he vaulted into contention with a third-round 65, and he’s hoping for something similar on Saturday.”Hot birdie run and maybe make an eagle in there like I did last year,” he said. “I need a start like that (Saturday) to get myself back in this thing.” center_img He clawed back two shots with birdies at the 17th and first, but was in another greenside bunker at the third and was unable to make the seven-footer to save par. Woods acknowledged that his duties as tournament host made for a tiring week, but noted that such demands were nothing new for him. Tiger Woods’s hopes of a record-setting 83rd US PGA Tour victory at the Genesis Invitational dwindled Friday with a disappointing two-over-par 73 at Riviera Country Club. Already five off the pace to start the day, Woods finished the second round at even-par 142 for 36 holes and seven behind clubhouse leader Harold Varner, who carded a 68 for a seven-under total of 135. Australian Adam Scott, South Korean Kang Sung and American Vaughn Taylor were in the clubhouse on six-under.’Bad mistakes’ cost Woods WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India Woods, who tied Sam Snead’s record for US PGA Tour victories with his 82nd at the Zozo Championship in Japan in October, is seeking his first win in the Genesis Invitational, the tournament that began in 1926 as the Los Angeles Open. Breaking the record at Riviera would be especially sweet, since the course in Pacific Palisades west of Los Angeles is where he played his first US tour event as a teenage amateur. But Woods has come up empty in 12 prior starts at Riviera — his most starts on any course without a victory. “I just haven’t been as sharp as I need to be,” Woods said, adding that without the blunders at 15 and three, “I’m near the top of the board.”It’s not complicated,” Woods added. “I just need to clean it up, but I’m now pretty far back and I have to make a lot of birdies this weekend.”  Scott had seven birdies in his seven-under 64, while Kang and Taylor both posted four-under 67s.”I’m so far back right now, virtually, about 50 guys ahead of me, 40 guys ahead of me,” Woods said. “I’m going to have to make some birdies this weekend.” A double-bogey and three bogeys out-weighed the three birdies on Woods’s scorecard, and the 15-time major champion was especially disappointed to surrender three shots at two holes in which he was playing into the green with a wedge.”I made some bad mistakes out there,” Woods said. “I had a wedge in my hand at 15 and made double there, sand wedge on three and made bogey there.”Three runaway shots with wedges, something I rarely ever do. Because of that, shot over par.” Woods had birdied the 10th to launch his round and was in the fairway with 144 yards to the hole at 15 but found a greenside bunker on the way to a double-bogey.last_img read more

first_imgPARIS, (Reuters) – French judges yesterday adjourned the trial of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ governing body IAAF who faces charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal. Less than an hour after the hearing began, the trial was halted for procedural reasons and postponed until an unknown date.The trial’s opening came five years after prosecutors began their investigation into Diack, from Senegal, who now lives under house arrest in Paris. Investigators have described a web of corruption that was rife in world athletics, including bribes and extortion to cover up positive drug tests.Diack, 86, has denied wrongdoing. His lawyers said the accusations were baseless. “He is someone who dedicated almost his entire life to the public and to sport,” Diack lawyer Simon Ndiaye told Reuters.Diack’s co-accused include his son, Papa Massata, who worked as a marketing consultant for the IAAF, now known as World Athletics. Senegal has refused to extradite Papa Massata and he is being tried in absentia.The trial had been expected to last two weeks. But prosecutors sought the adjournment after receiving several “rather voluminous” documents on Monday from the Senegalese judiciary. They include the transcript from a November interrogation of Papa Massata and bank documents.Money laundering alone carries a jail term of up to 10 years in France.Diack, who led the IAAF from 1999-2015, was one of the most influential men in athletics. His arrest plunged the sport’s governing body into an unprecedented crisis. Prosecutors began their investigation after the IAAF’s ethics commission and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) uncovered evidence a Russian marathon runner paid 600,000 euros ($683,000) to cover up a positive drug test, allowing her to compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.Prosecutors highlighted what they described as the “extremely complacent” attitude of the IAAF toward the Russian athletics federation.Diack acknowledges discussions with the Russians, but denies sanctions were waived in return for personal benefit, his lawyer said. In a separate case, French prosecutors are investigating alleged bribes related to the Olympics and World Athletics Championships. They suspect Tokyo’s bidding committee bribed the Diacks in 2013 to secure votes, which the committee has denied.Under scrutiny is the role of Dentsu Inc, Japan’s largest advertising agency, and its Swiss-based business partner, Athletics Management & Services AG (AMS).For nearly two decades, Dentsu has partnered with the IAAF to market media and sponsorship rights across most of the world, while delegating some regions and responsibilities to AMS. In 2014, Dentsu and the IAAF extended their rights agreement through 2029.Sebastian Coe, Diack’s successor, has undertaken to rebuild trust in athletics and introduced changes to the sport’s governance.last_img read more