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first_imgLinkedin Topics : Facebook The government plans to install rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on at least 800 public buildings across the country this year as it steps up its renewable energy push to lessen reliance on fossil fuels.The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has allocated Rp 175 billion (US$12.76 million) to install the solar PV panels on, among others, boarding schools, clinics, orphanages, government offices and police stations in 17 provinces. All of the buildings are owned by regional administrations, which are to cover the panels’ maintenance costs.“We need to show these administrations that solar panels are worth it,” the program’s head, Puspa Dewi, who is also the energy ministry’s renewables infrastructure director, said in Jakarta on Wednesday.She said the allocated funds would not include the cost of the batteries for the PV panels because of b… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Google Log in with your social account Indonesia renewable-energy rooftop-solar-panels Energy-Mineral-Resources-Ministry regions eastern-Indonesialast_img read more

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first_img March 5, 2020 Shiffrin last raced on Jan. 26 when she won a super-G in Bansko, Bulgaria.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORAbuse allegations, calls for state inquiry build in MichiganYPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — More men came forward Thursday with allegations of sexual abuse by a late doctor at the University of Michigan in lawsuits and personal statements.The new allegations include three former athletes who filed lawsuits against the school alleging that Dr. Robert Anderson sexually assaulted them while the men were members of the football and hockey teams in the 1980s. At a separate news conference, two men said Anderson sexually assaulted them during medical exams. Sale has a flexor strainUNDATED (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has a flexor strain near his left elbow and will not be scheduled for Tommy John surgery — for now.The 30-year-old left-hander felt discomfort in his pitching elbow Monday, a day after throwing his first batting practice of spring training. He had an MRI that was reviewed by team physicians and Drs. James Andrews and Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Sale’s ulnar collateral ligament, which was treated with a platelet-rich plasma injection last Aug. 19, did not sustain additional damage.In other MLB news:— Right-hander Collin McHugh has agreed to a $600,000, one-year contract with the Red Sox, a deal that allows him earn up to $4.25 million. The 32-year-old McHugh can earn $3 million in performance bonuses and $650,000 in roster bonuses. His base salary is guaranteed. The American Gaming Association on Thursday launched its “Have A Game Plan” campaign in hockey arenas in Washington and Las Vegas.The campaign will soon expand to other states where sports betting is legal. Fourteen states currently offer sports betting, and many others are considering it.The gaming association says Americans have bet more than $19 billion on sports with licensed sports books since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for it in May 2018, ruling in a case brought by New Jersey. Shiffrin returns to World Cup ski circuit amid family griefVAIL, Colo. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is returning to the World Cup ski circuit in Europe, even though she might not be ready to race after a month-long absence following the death of her father.The American skier announced in a video posted on Instagram that she is flying to Scandinavia on Thursday. A three-race meet starts one week later in Are, Sweden.Shiffrin says in a six-minute video message that “I have no promises if I’ll actually be able to race.” The two-time Olympic gold medalist says she has trained a little but struggled to maintain focus. During her absence from racing the three-time overall World Cup champion lost her lead in the standings to Italy’s Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay).Seven points-scoring events are left on the schedule in Sweden and Italy. However, the World Cup Finals races in Cortina d’Ampezzo are threatened by the virus outbreak in northern Italy. Update on the latest sports The university revealed last month that it was investigating multiple allegations of abuse against Anderson, who died in 2008. Last week, it said it had received more than 100 complaints about Anderson.The lawsuits filed Thursday mirror allegations in one filed on Wednesday, the first suit against the university over Anderson. The lawsuits all accuse the university of failing to remove Anderson despite multiple complaints about him. All identify the men only as John Doe.RESPONSIBLE SPORTS BETTINGGambling industry urges sports bettors to wager responsiblyATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The gambling industry is launching a campaign to urge sports bettors to wager responsibly, including setting and sticking to a budget, and learning thoroughly about anything on which they make a bet. — Gerrit Cole gave up homers on consecutive pitches to Detroit’s Travis Demeritte and Miguel Cabrera in the first inning on Thursday. Then Demeritte and Cabrera went deep against the New York Yankees ace on back-to-back pitches in the second. Cole, who signed a $324 million, nine-year contract as a free agent, allowed six runs, six hits and one walk in two innings with three strikeouts. Cole said afterward, “It’s not my favorite day of 2020 so far, but it is just spring training.” The 29-year-old right-hander threw 33 of 44 pitches for strikes.— Aaron Judge hasn’t given up on being ready for the New York Yankees’ opener at Baltimore on March 26, but still doesn’t know the cause of soreness in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder. The star right fielder has undergone more than half a dozen tests, and more are scheduled. Judge stopped workouts about a week before spring training after experiencing soreness while swinging. Then he felt soreness on Feb. 28 while hitting in an indoor cage for the second consecutive day.— The Chicago Cubs have scratched pitcher Yu Darvish and second baseman Jason Kipnis because of illness. In a series of tweets in Japanese, Darvish said he had a cough yesterday and expressed reluctance about entering the clubhouse amid the coronavirus outbreak. He posted that he didn’t have a fever or the flu. Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Cubs, said he didn’t have “full information right now,” but said it was his understanding Darvish had a daily illness and should be fine by tomorrow.— Jerry Koosman’s No. 36 is being retired by the New York Mets, more than four decades after he threw his final pitch for the team. Koosman will be honored before the June 13 game against Washington. His will be the third player number retired by the Mets after Tom Seaver’s No. 41 in 1988 and Mike Piazza’s No. 31 in 2016. New York has retired the numbers of two managers: Casey Stengel’s No. 37 in 1965 and Gil Hodges’ No. 14 in 173. Koosman’s five-hitter beat Baltimore in the 1969 World Series for the Mets’ first title.WORLD CUP-SHIFFRIN’S RETURN Associated Press The Warriors announced Wednesday night that Curry had been medically cleared to play and would be in the lineup Thursday in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals won in six games by Toronto. The two-time NBA MVP missed 58 games after falling on his left hand Oct. 30 versus Phoenix.He practiced Monday with the G League Santa Cruz Warriors, then was recalled back to the NBA team later in the day in a most expected promotion.Curry says he is comfortable enough to play, though it may be months before his hand feels completely “normal” again. He still plans to play in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.Curry, who turns 32 on March 14, is averaging 20.3 points, 6.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds over just four games this season.MLB-NEWS Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-WARRIORS-CURRYStephen Curry set to return for Warriors on Thursday nightSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry is scheduled to return from a more than four-month absence with a broken hand to play for Golden State against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.last_img read more