NTT, Japanese telecom giant, planning $9.3 billion investment in green energy, transmission assets

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Nikkei Asian Review:NTT will enter the renewable energy market and invest more than 1 trillion yen ($9.3 billion) by 2030 to set up its own transmission network, Nikkei learned on Monday.NTT hopes to generate 7.5 million kW of electricity, which will be equivalent to 10% of renewable power capacity in Japan, by 2030. Japan had capacity of 61.35 million kW of renewable energy in 2019.NTT will sell directly to customers, rather than go through another power transmission network. This will be the first time for a company to enter the nationwide distribution network since the market was liberalized in 2016.Amid the global move toward greener energy, the entrance of NTT, which has a strong capital base, into the market could change the competitive dynamics.NTT Anode Energy will be leading and expanding the group’s power generation business. Most of company’s 7,300 telephone stations nationwide will be equipped with storage batteries. The company will also develop large solar and offshore wind facilities.More: NTT to enter Japan’s renewable energy sector with $9bn investment NTT, Japanese telecom giant, planning $9.3 billion investment in green energy, transmission assetslast_img read more

NFL will have 58 prospects participating remotely in draft

first_imgNFL will have 58 prospects participating remotely in draft Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young are among 58 prospects who will participate remotely in the NFL draft next week that will double as a telethon to raise money to fight the coronavirus crisis.Burrow is one of eight LSU players who will take part in the April 23-25 draft, one more than Alabama.Normally, top prospects would be invited to the draft itself, but this year’s festivities in Las Vegas were scuttled by the coronavirus outbreak and the draft will instead be conducted in a studio with the league’s 32 teams participating remotely from their hometowns. April 9, 2020center_img The NFL also said that throughout the three-day draft it will host a “Draft-A-Thon” to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts and pay tribute to healthcare workers and others on the front lines of the pandemic.The virus has killed more than 12,000 people in the U.S. and fundamentally transformed American life while plunging the global economy into what is expected to be a major recession. More than one in 10 U.S. workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the pandemic. Worldwide, more than 1.5 million people have been confirmed infected and about 90,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The SEC leads all conferences with 24 prospects confirmed to participate in the event, which will serve as a three-day fundraiser benefiting six charities that are battling the virus and delivering relief to millions in need.Those charities are: the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross; CDC Foundation’s All of Us; and the COVID-19 response funds of Feeding America, Meals on Wheels America and United Way. Despite the logistical challenges of operating a 255-pick draft remotely, teams will still have just 10 minutes between picks in the first round, seven for rounds 2 and 3 and five for rounds 4-7.The Cincinnati Bengals own the first overall pick.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

LIVE: Make-or-break for Uganda vs USA

first_img Uganda422004–0.206Meet in the 3rd playoff and remain in Division Three  Malaysia413002–0.823 READ A BLOW BY BLOW ACCOUNT OF IRFAN’s KNOCK (click here)WATCH VIDEO HERE (click)Sources ICC.com, wikipedia and @ugcricket  Singapore422004–0.544 TeamPldWLTNRPtsNRRStatus  Canada431006+1.036Meet in the final and promoted to Division Two for 2018 Roger Mukasa in action at Lugogo.  Uganda needs one big push today to improve their fortunes. PHOTO ICC CRICKET.COMDAY 5 MondayMalaysia vs Oman – Lugogo ovalCanada vs Singapore – Kyambogo ovalUganda vs USA – Entebbe ovalWhile the fate of  Malaysia and United States has already been determined, Uganda and Singapore will hope luck and one final big push can keep their dreams alive, while Oman and Canada will seek to confirm they are the best teams of the Kampala 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division 3 tournament.With the top two sides from this event to progress to the ICC World Cricket League Division 2, Canada and Oman will go head to head against Singapore and Malaysia respectively on Monday, while host Uganda will take on the USA.Victories for table-topper Canada and Oman, who are separated by a fraction of a point on Net Run-Rate, will mean the two will take one step closer to their ambitions of playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.The USA and Malaysia are already out of contention for promotion to Division 2, but Uganda and Singapore can make the event interesting if they can win their respective matches and Malaysia can turn the tables on Oman.At stake is crucial ICC international match exposure plus huge technical and financial support the higher you go in the Divisions.Points Table  Oman431006+0.777  United States413002–0.212Meet in the 5th playoff and relegated to Division Four for 2018 #ICCWCL3UG TweetsSUMMARY OF SATURDAY RESULTS (click) Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Ind vs SA 2nd Test Day 2: India decimate the Proteas to assert dominance…

first_imgAdvertisement Virat Kohli brought up his seventh double hundred while Ravindra Jadeja got agonizingly close to a ton on a day that saw the South African bowling attack get battered. India capped off the day by tattering the visitors’ top order. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Live HindustanThe Men In Blue cranked up the heat on the bowlers after haplessly scoring runs. Virat Kohli, who was unbeaten on 63 after the end of Day 1 scored runs freely to get to his highest test score, bettering his previous score of 243 against England in Mumbai.The Indian skipper was accompanied by Ravindra Jadeja after vice-captain Rahane was dismissed for 59. The all-rounder scored at a brisk pace en route to his 91 off just 104 balls.Advertisement Virat Kohli was handed a second life after scoring his double hundred after it was observed that Muthuswamy had overstepped. The partnership for the fifth wicket accounted for 225 runs.Declaring the innings at 601-5 with the skipper unbeaten at 254, the Proteas had to see through the final 15 overs of the day.Advertisement The returning Umesh Yadav struck straight away with the new ball by dismissing Aiden Markram. The pacer from Vidharba also managed to send Dean Elgar back to the pavilion as well. Mohammad Shami notched the wicket of Temba Bavuma to cap off a stellar day for India.Read Also:Ashwin trolls Ramiz Raja for his translator faux pas in Pakistan vs Sri Lanka post match presentationPakistani fan issues heartfelt appeal to Virat Kohli to come and play cricket in the country Advertisementlast_img read more

BREEDERS’ CUP AND NBC SPORTS GROUP ANNOUNCE 2015 “BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SeRies: Win and you’re in” SCHEDULE

first_imgLongines Test S. Fleur De Lis Saturday , July 4NBCBelmont OaksBelmont ParkF/M Turf Saturday, Aug. 8NBCWhitney H.Saratoga RacecourseClassic Putting the spotlight on premier racetracks across the country, the 2015 television series begins with qualifying races on Belmont Stakes Day, June 6 from Belmont Park, in the Metropolitan Handicap and the Ogden Phipps. 2:30-5 p.m. Distaff Turf In the summer, the series jumps from coast to coast with Classic qualifiers at Santa Anita for the Gold Cup and then back east to Monmouth Park for the William Hill Haskell Invitational, won by last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern. In August, there will be three programs from historic Saratoga, including the Whitney, Travers Stakes and The Woodward.  The series travels back to Belmont Park in the fall for The Jockey Club Gold, and concludes at this year’s Breeders’ Cup host site, Keeneland, for the Shadwell Turf Mile and Juddmonte Spinster Stakes, among others. TBD Stakes “We are excited to present our second series of Breeders’ Cup Challenge telecasts, which will help to build interest as we move from the Triple Crown races through the summer and on to the eagerly-anticipated Breeders’ Cup World Championships in the fall,” said Jon Miller, President of Programming for NBC and NBCSN. “Our 2015 season with NBC Sports Group continues a very successful expanded network partnership with the Challenge series designed to showcase the highest quality races from some of the nation’s premier racetracks” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO.  “The broad exposure of the “Win and You’re In” series combined with our digital marketing initiatives give us a great opportunity to provide fans with a clear path to the Championships and enhance the Breeders’ Cup brand.” NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Breeders’ Cup will be streamed on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports Live Extra app on mobile and tablet devices. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. Suburban The complete 2015 Breeders’ Cup Challenge schedule will be released later this week. Shadwell Mile NEW YORK (April 9, 2015) – The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In”™ television schedule featuring 18 of the best Challenge races leading to the World Championships from top racetracks across the United States. All races will be broadcast by NBC Sports Group and will be supported by an integrated marketing campaign. Spinaway S. 8-9 p.m. 5-6 p.m. 5-6 p.m. Saturday, June 6NBCSNMetropolitan Handicap Belmont ParkDirt Mile Sunday, Oct. 4NBCDixiana Bourbon S.Keeneland Race CourseJuvenile Turf 10 LIVE PROGRAMS FEATURING TOP QUALIFYING RACES FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE ENHANCED BY MULTI-MEDIA MARKETING PLATFORM To support the new Challenge Series, the Breeders’ Cup will be launching a multi-channel marketing effort that will aim to attract new fans to the telecasts and sport.Other Challenge platform assets include:A dedicated Challenge Series website with unique content and a team of writers, producers and experts, including NBC Sports Group personality Randy Moss, focusing on racing, lifestyle and human interest features from some of the country’s most iconic racetracks. http://challenge.breederscup.com/The Breeders’ Cup Million Dollar Finish fantasy game, a national consumer promotion that will allow fans to play along at home during each show to win great prizes.Below is the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win And You’re In” schedule on NBC and NBCSN. Breeders’ Cup Challenge races are listed in bold. Distaff The series continues the following Saturday evening, June 13, on NBCSN with the live telecast of the newest race to the televised series, the Stephen Foster Handicap from Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8 mile Foster will be the first of five televised  automatic qualifiers for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, North America’s richest race, shown on the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series” this year. 5-6 p.m. In addition, several NBC Sports Regional Networks will present replays of select races after their initial airings on NBC and NBCSN. Juddmonte Spinster S. TBD 8:30-10 p.m. Ogden Phipps H.Belmont ParkDistaff Jockey Club Gold CupBelmont ParkClassic Six of the 10 series telecasts will be broadcast on NBC and four will be televised on NBCSN. 5-6 p.m. Summer at Saratoga Saturday, Aug. 29NBCTravers S.Saratoga RacecourseClassic Division TBD 5-6 p.m. TBD Stakes 4-6 p.m. Summer at Saratoga F/M Sprint Division Sunday, Aug. 2NBCWilliam Hill Haskell InvitationalMonmouth ParkClassic Summer at Saratoga Saturday, Oct. 3NBCClaiborne Breeders’ FuturityKeeneland RacecourseJuvenile Saturday, June 27NBCSNThe Gold Cup at Santa AnitaSanta Anita ParkClassic The expanded NBC Sports partnership includes multiplatform rights to the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races, which will also be featured on NBC’s digital and mobile applications. Juvenile Fillies Classic Breeders’ Cup Challenge at Churchill Downs Sword Dancer Date/Time (ET)NetworkEventTrackChallenge/Division Mile The “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In”™, now in its second year, consists of 10 telecasts on NBC and NBCSN and features 18 “Win And You’re In” races. Winners of these highly prestigious races, which offer more than $13 million in purses and awards, automatically qualify for a spot in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. (Oct. 30-31). Saturday, June 13NBCSNStephen FosterChurchill DownsClassic 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5NBCSNWoodward S.Saratoga RacecourseClassic Division TBD Challenge Stakes Last November, Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group announced a 10-year agreement in which the World Championships will be televised by NBC and NBCSN through 2025. About Breeders’ CupThe Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships.  The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 grade 1 races and purses and awards totaling $26 million  will be held October 30-31 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube About NBC Sports GroupWhen the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 10 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more. NBCUniversal Media, LLC is not a sponsor of the Million Dollar Finish promotion.last_img read more