Monday, July 15

Day: August 6, 2016

Why energy may soon be free thanks to solar, wind, storage and big data
ENGLISH, Technology

Why energy may soon be free thanks to solar, wind, storage and big data

    A solar energy farm being built in Yantai, Shandong Province of China Paying for electricity could soon become a thing of the past if analysts at Citi, a global investment bank, are to be believed. Researchers at the bank have calculated that cheaper storage and smart data analytics may soon make solar and wind energy available to consumers in some parts of the world - completely for free. “The notion of free energy came to prominence in the 1960s, as nuclear fusion was touted as a way to provide free energy,” researchers said in the report on disrutive innovation. "Now, Big Data and advanced analytics are developing rapidly to improve forecasting, automation, customisation, and the democratisation of energy. The end result is that we are producing more energy with fewer r...
Revealed the unaffordable places to live in England
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Revealed the unaffordable places to live in England

    Charity Shelter said other basic needs can suffer a result of housing costs Large swathes of England are spending more than a third of their disposable income on rent, research has found. There is still a clear North – South divide with Londoners facing the highest housing costs. Spending more than a third of income on rent or mortgage can leave people unable to afford basic needs, according to housing charity Shelter. “Our chronic housing shortage means private renting is no longer a stepping stone for people starting out in life – it’s where a quarter of families have to live," said Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb. "With sky high rents eating up a huge chunk of people’s monthly income, it’s sadly no surprise that at Shelter we’re hearing from growing numbers of fam...
Inaugurated opening ceremony of Rio Olympic
America, ENGLISH

Inaugurated opening ceremony of Rio Olympic

    The 2016 Olympic Summer Games got underway Friday night in Rio de Janeiro in a festive opening ceremony filled with the traditions of the host country, a message of environmentalism and a call for unity. The Olympic torch ended its 95-day worldwide journey tonight in front of an estimated crowd of 70,000 at Maracana Stadium, with marathoner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima lighting a small cauldron. The festivities got off to somewhat of a rocky start with protesters confronting police in the area, but the show featured pageantry from the host country and around the globe. The ceremony also included the first refugee team in history, which organizers called a "message of hope." The opening ceremony featured three key themes: reinvent, rejoice and replant. The event opened with s...
Donald Trump savages Japan, saying all they will do is watch Sony TVs’ if US is attacked and threatens
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump savages Japan, saying all they will do is watch Sony TVs’ if US is attacked and threatens

    Donald Trump has attacked Japan, one of America's closest allies, stating that if the US is attacked, all Japan would do is "sit home and watch Sony television". He expressed his frustration that the US is bound by treaty to defend the Asian nation but that if the United States is attacked, the Japanese cannot help because of Article 9, which constitutionally forbids it to send armed forces overseas. He said that it "could be necessary" for the US to walk away from the treaty - or at least threaten to do so. At a campaign event in Iowa, Mr Trump also repeated his criticism of countries that do not pull their weight in terms of financial contributions to Nato. "You know we have a treaty with Japan, where if Japan is attacked, we have to use the full force and might of the U...
Muslim couple removed from Delta flight
America, ENGLISH

Muslim couple removed from Delta flight

    A Muslim couple Faisal and Nazia Ali, who were kicked off a Delta Airlines flight from Paris to Cincinnati on July 26. They were returning from a week-long trip celebrating their 10th anniversary in London and Paris. Nazia Ali had removed her sneakers, finished sending a text message to her parents and was putting on headphones and settling into her seat for the nine-hour flight from Paris to Cincinnati when a Delta Air Lines crew member approached her and her husband, Faisal. They were excited to come home July 26 to see their three young sons following a 10th-anniversary trip to London and Paris, "the city of romance and love," he said. What happened next would overshadow the good times they'd enjoyed: A flight crew member had complained to the pilot that she was uncomfo...