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No EV? Park outside new capital city and take public transportation

first_imgTopics : “We will produce lithium batteries in the region with hydropower energy. At the moment [mining tycoon] Andrew Forrest from Australia is there to conduct [feasibility] studies to also look at hydro-green energy that will be produced after lithium batteries,” said the retired army general.The plan is in line with the government’s vision of promoting EVs, which are considered cleaner as they do not use fossil fuels, with a greater goal of reducing the country’s carbon emissions while promoting domestic battery production. Indonesia is rich in cobalt and manganese, the main components for EV batteries.Hayu Prasasati, secretary of the new capital city secretariat at the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), said the new capital would also be developed using transit-oriented development (TOD) methods whereby every center of business and entertainment would be able to be accessed within walking distance.Read also: Technology, regulation key to driving xEV adoption in Indonesia: Seminar“This would be a compact city and will be developed into clusters. In every cluster there will be centers of activities,” she said. “So, it won’t be like Jakarta, where every time we want to go to work, we need to allocate two hours on the road in advance. With clusters, we can get to different destinations in just 10 minutes.”The government is also aiming for 80 percent of people’s movements in the city being by public transportation, walking or cycling. The public transportation system is expected to reduce people’s travel times. The new capital city will be developed on 256,000 hectares, with buildings and infrastructure occupying only a fifth at 56,000 ha and the rest green areas. The government will start developing road access to and from the new city this year. As the government brushes up on its plans to ensure transportation in the new capital city fully involves electric vehicles (EVs), it has come up with the idea of developing parking lots surrounding the area, a senior minister has said.Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Wednesday that as all vehicles in North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara, both in East Kalimantan, must be EVs, non-EVs from surrounding cities such as Samarinda and Balikpapan would be prohibited from entering.“Non-electric vehicles cannot enter the new capital city. They must park and the passengers enter the city using public transportation. There will be parking lots for non-EVs” he told a discussion forum about the new capital city’s transportation system development in Jakarta.center_img President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has announced that the new capital city development will be focused on the basis of a technology-driven green city with an integrated transportation system. The new capital city development project is expected to cost Rp 466 trillion (US$33.7 billion).Read also: Jokowi wants all vehicles in new capital city to be autonomous, electricFor public transportation, the new capital city aims to fully use autonomous systems such as autonomous bus rapid transit and an autonomous railway.Luhut said there would be lithium battery-production facilities in the new capital city to ensure the availability of power for the EVs.last_img read more

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Holidays!

first_imgMerry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the faithful readers of Huddle Up.  We will be taking a week off so we can enjoy our family and hope you are able to enjoy yours as well.  We will be back after the holidays!last_img

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Cricket News BCCI recommends Poonam Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bumrah, Jadeja for Arjuna Award

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended four cricketers for Arjuna Award 2019. Poonam Yadav,  Indian team pacers Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, spinner Ravindra Jadeja have been recommended by the board. Earlier, a senior BCCI official had said that the nomination for Arjuna Awards will be decided on the basis of seniority. “We will decide on the nominees on the basis of their seniority. There will be both men and women cricketers who will be in the list that Karim presents.” The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in sports. The cash reward of Arjuna Award carries INR 5,00,000.Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav is the only female cricketer in the list recommended by BCCI. Yadav has played 41 ODIs and 54 T20Is for India, taking 63 and 74 wickets. Jadeja has been the key figure in the Indian test lineup and he has played 41 Test matches for the team taking 192 wickets. last_img read more

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Syracuse ends season with comeback victory over Seton Hall

first_img Published on November 11, 2012 at 11:40 pm Contact Austin: arpollac@syr.edu Sunday was an emotional day for seniors Zoe Guzman, Samantha Hinz and Laura Homann.Not only was it the last time they would represent the Orange on the court, but their careers were capped by a come-from-behind win over Seton Hall in the Carrier Dome in front of 357 fans.Syracuse finishes its first season under head coach Leonid Yelin at 12-18 overall and 4-11 in the Big East. The Orange’s most impressive win came on Sunday, when it fought back to win after a 2-0 deficit.“Our defense was good because of the blocking,” Yelin said.Tied at 15 in the first set, the Pirates scored five of the next six points to take a 20-16 lead, prompting Yelin to call timeout to regroup his team. Seton Hall came out of the timeout with another 5-1 run to win the first set 25-17.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Pirates jumped out to 12-6 in the second set, and Yelin again called a timeout. Syracuse struggled out of its timeouts in the first set, but came out strong on a 5-1 run after its first break in the second set.SU’s run out of the first timeout was helped by a Seton Hall forward touch violation and kills from outside hitters Silvi Uattara and Nicolette Serratore. Leading 12-9, the Pirates added a point after a Serratore service error. Syracuse tacked on two more with a kill by middle blocker Monika Salkute and an attack error by Seton Hall’s Molly Grammer.Seton Hall cruised from there. Trailing 20-17, Yelin called timeout hoping to stop the bleeding. It didn’t work. Seton Hall came out on a 3-0 run due to sloppy play from Syracuse. The Pirates went on to finish the set 25-21, one set away from finishing Syracuse’s season and the careers of Guzman, Hinz and Homann on a sour note.The third set was looking like it was going to once again be all Seton Hall. The Pirates led 9-3, but suddenly something clicked for the Orange. Syracuse went on a 9-2 run, forcing Seton Hall to call a timeout. Leading 12-11, SU extended its lead to 14-11 coming out of the timeout.But Seton Hall battled back to take a 22-20. The Orange finished on a 5-1 run to win the third set 25-23.“I think we just stopped thinking so much about it, stopped freaking out about it, and we decided we were just going to go out and play for each other and for our seniors,” Serratore said.In the early stages of the fourth set, the fans in attendance started to become increasingly vocal. Syracuse started with an 8-3 lead, including three kills from Uattara and two blocks from Hinz.Tied at 25, Syracuse needed two more points to force a fifth set. After kills from outside hitter Gosia Wlaszczuk and Hinz, the Orange won the fourth set 27-25 and Syracuse stayed alive.The fifth set was highlighted by Uattara, who chipped in four kills and three blocks. A kill by Serratore gave the Orange a 15-14 lead. The next point was decided on a Seton Hall net violation, giving Syracuse the fifth set 16-14, and the match comeback win 3-2.Syracuse ended up with an advantage over Seton Hall in kills. Uattara had 22 of Syracuse’s 64 kills, while Serratore had 13, Wlaszczuk had 14 and Salkute contributed 10.“We weren’t playing well in the first two sets,” Uattara said. “Then we felt the excitement and caught on.”Guzman exited her Syracuse career on a high note with 31 digs. Serratore added 22 and Wlaszczuk had 14.However, players say they wanted to win this game for their seniors.Shortly following the game, Serratore appeared emotional, with red, teary eyes. However, these emotions were joyful.“It was definitely special,” she said. “It was our second chance to get a win in the Dome and for our seniors to go out in such a historic place. We were playing for them and for each other.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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