The ETF sector on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has reached a record high of approximately $150 billion in assets under management (AUM), as of April 30, Toronto-based TMX Group Ltd. announced on Thursday.In the first four months of the year, the exchange added 35 new ETF listings, and three new fund firms — Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc., Brompton Funds Limited and Scotia Global Asset Management — to its roster of ETF providers, which now totals 28 firms. James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Companies Toronto Stock Exchange wrightstudio/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Between the growing number of ETF providers, net inflows into the sector, and market gains, total AUM of the ETFs listed on the TSX has more than doubled over the past five years/“The ETF sector is experiencing unprecedented growth as Canadians continue to choose these innovative products as a means of diversifying their investment portfolios,” said Loui Anastasopoulos, president, capital formation, at the TMX Group, in a statement.
Concerns over European Union in Oxford EU-wide survey Nearly half of Europeans say EU has mishandled the vaccine roll out.Europeans say free movement has more costs than benefits.44% say they have not personally benefitted from free movement.Just two in ten older Europeans think the EU has handled the COVID-19 vaccine programme well, according to an eupinions poll conducted for an Oxford research team led by Professor Timothy Garton Ash.According to the report, Europe Today and Tomorrow: What Europeans Want, based on a March 2021 poll of 13,601 people, conducted in the 27 member states and the UK, it provides ‘mixed reading’ for the EU. It states, ‘Respondents generally support greater integration of the Union and are in favour of the EU taking action on issues such as employment and economic redistribution.’45% of those surveyed say they believe the vaccine roll out has been handled badly and only 25% say it has been handled well. But…more than half of those aged 50-69 say it has been fairly or very badly handledIn total, 45% of those surveyed say they believe the vaccine roll out has been handled badly and only 25% say it has been handled well. But concerns increase in line with age and more than half of those aged 50-69 say it has been fairly or very badly handled.The report states, ‘There is clear dissatisfaction with the EU’s distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and many respondents agree that freedom of movement has brought more costs than benefits for their country.’Some 44% of those surveyed, report not having personally benefited from freedom of movement. And 37% of all those surveyed say it has brought more costs than benefits for their country, with just 32% disagreeing. But there were wide national differences, with almost half of French respondents thinking that freedom of movement has had more costs than benefits. This compared with 40% in Germany, 39% in the Netherlands and just 28% of respondents from Poland. The report comments, ‘Perhaps not a surprising finding, given so many Poles have benefitted from free movement.’Seven in ten say they identify as Europeans (as well as having other identities). But here again national differences are revealed, with some 86% of Polish and 84% of Spanish agreeing with this, compared with 60% of French and 63% of Italians.More than 60% thought the EU should take more decisions about employment and social protection because of the threat posed by automation to jobsParticipants were also asked if taxpayers in richer states should contribute more to the EU budget than currently – ‘to ensure a minimum standards of living across all member states’. Some 66% of Spanish support such measures, while 40% of Germans back more taxes. But more than 60% thought the EU should take more decisions about employment and social protection because of the threat posed by automation to jobs.Although there was significant support for greater integration, with 28% backing this, there was just 13% support for a single European government. This was only slightly ahead of the percentage who said the EU should no longer exist. But more over 50s thought it should no longer exist compared with the number who thought there should be a single government. As with many questions, French respondents were more hardline – with 15% saying they would like the EU no longer to exist.Although there was significant support for greater integration, with 28% backing this, there was just 13% support for a single European governmentMeanwhile, the top priority for new border guards, according to those survey, should be to, ‘Prevent unlawful entry to the EU.‘The second priority should be to fight cross border crime and terrorism and just 12% of older respondents thought new border guards should ensure the safety of those attempting to enter the EU.This is the fourth in a series of eupinions polls conducted for the Europe’s Stories project of the Dahrendorf Programme, based at the European Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford.An interim report, with recommendations to the EU written by young Europeans based at Oxford, will be published later this year. /University Release. 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About Leadership Features & News NASA selects LASP-led IMPACT center to conduct dust-related research Events & Seminars Publications CU Students at LASP Jobs LASP Tours Address & Directions Visitor Information Contact Acknowledgments Giving to LASP Scholarships and Fellowships LASP Staff Personnel Pages LASP in the News Related Links NASA announcementIMPACT home pageCU Boulder Physics departmentCU Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences departmentNASA SSERVI At the core of IMPACT faciilities is 3 MV linear electrostatic dust accelerator which is used for a variety of impact research activities as well as calibrating dust instruments for space applications. The dust accelerator is equipped with a 3 MV Pelletron generator capable of accelerating micron and submicron particles of various materials to velocities exceeding 100 km/s. (Courtesy LASP)NASA has selected eight teams to collaborate on research into the intersection of space science and human space exploration as part of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). Among the teams is the CU Boulder and LASP-led Institute for Modeling Plasmas, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT). The IMPACT center, led by LASP scientist and CU Boulder professor of physics, Mihály Horányi, is an international collaboration that includes partners from the CU Boulder departments of physics and aerospace engineering sciences, LASP, and the Colorado School of Mines. The focus of IMPACT center research is the dusty plasma environments around the moon and other airless bodies in the solar system.IMPACT deputy director, Tobin Munsat, also a physics professor at CU Boulder, described the diversity of the group’s projects: “The IMPACT program includes a whole range of experiments, theory, and simulations of plasma, dust, and surface interactions. We look at high-speed impacts using the CU dust accelerator, we have experiments on dust mobilization and transport, we investigate the accessibility of water deposits at the lunar poles, and we have simulations of the basic physical processes, which drive these phenomena at the lunar surface.”Originally awarded funding through the NASA Lunar Science Institute in 2009, the IMPACT team will continue to use its world-class dust accelerator to measure micron-sized dust impacts in icy regolith. The accelerator has been used to conduct research on dust particles since February 2011 and has measured dust at speeds up to 115.4 km/sec (or 258,142 mph).With the new five-year, $3.75 million award, IMPACT scientists and engineers will also develop hardware to determine secondary particle generation and examine how that hardware degrades over time. IMPACT will use laboratory experiments to help validate theories of dust and volatile mobility and modeling efforts being completed by other SSERVI teams.“This kind of work is especially important right now, with NASA’s renewed emphasis on missions to the moon, but our work helps us understand bodies all over the solar system,” Munsat added.Based and managed at Ames, SSERVI was created in 2014 as an expansion of the NASA Lunar Science Institute. It supports scientific and human exploration research at potential future human exploration destinations under the guiding philosophy that exploration and science enable each other. SSERVI members include academic institutions, non-profit research institutes, commercial companies, NASA centers and other government laboratories.The new teams, announced by NASA on June 28, will join four current SSERVI teams to conduct fundamental and applied research about the moon, near Earth asteroids, as well as the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos and their near space environments. Work will take place in cooperation with U.S and international partners.“The discoveries these teams make will be vital to our future exploration throughout the solar system with robots and humans,” said Lori Glaze, director of the Planetary Science Division in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Tags: Aerospace Engineering Sciences, AES, Colorado School of Mines, CU-Boulder, IMPACT, Lori Glaze, Lunar Science Institute, Mihaly Horanyi, NASA, Physics, Science Mission Directorate, SSERVI, Tobin Munsat Posted July 1st, 2019
In all, the Santa Monica Police Department arrested three suspects for residential burglary. The Santa Monica Police Department encourages anyone with information pertaining to this any crime to share that information by calling 310-458-8451 The suspects abandoned their vehicle and fled into the residential neighborhood in the area 11th Street and Michigan Avenue. A perimeter was quickly established, and a search was conducted for the suspects. One suspect was immediately apprehended, and two additional suspects were located in the area nearby. Submitted by Lieutenant Joseph A. CortezTags :crimesmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentYear in Review Part 1: MarchTrump’s legacy: He changed the presidency, but will it last?You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours ago During the initial police response to the call, a traffic collision involving two police vehicles occurred at 11th Street and Pico Boulevard. Two officers sustained injuries and were transported to UCLA-Westwood with non-life-threatening injuries. HomeFeaturedPolice arrest residential burglary suspects Dec. 27, 2020 at 8:39 amFeaturedNewsPolice arrest residential burglary suspectsGuest Author6 months agocrimesmpd At 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26, the Santa Monica Police Department responded to an in-progress residential burglary involving multiple suspects. Details of the call indicated the residents were inside at the time of the burglary, which was in the 2400 block of 26th Street in Santa Monica. Responding officers arrived on scene and observed a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle; however, the vehicle failed to yield to the officers and a short vehicle pursuit ensued.
HomeDevicesNews Microsoft affirms mobile commitment Related LumiaMicrosoftSurfaceWindows AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 APR 2016 Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Previous ArticleUberMoto launches in Vietnam, kicks off price warNext ArticleApple Pay yet to offer “meaningful” revenue despite 1M adds per week Author Sony, Microsoft unveil latest joint AI play Devices Microsoft was forced to reiterate its support for the mobile market, following continued questions about its attitude to this sector.A memo from Terry Myerson, EVP of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group, was published by Windows Central, in which it was asserted that “it is our intention to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform for many years”.“We have a device roadmap to support that from Microsoft as well as our OEM partners, who will also be selling an expanded lineup of phone devices based on this platform,” he continued.Microsoft’s mobile efforts hardly merited a mention at the company’s recent Build developer conference, with The Verge reporting that Myerson had said that smartphones are “not the core” of the focus in the immediate future.The company’s mobile devices unit is also in freefall.The real challenge for Microsoft is that while its Windows 10 platform is gaining traction in terms of PCs and tablets, the company has no real presence in smartphones at all. This means it is not addressing the largest and most important segment of the market.This is also a challenge for its developer proposition. While the company is pushing application compatibility across devices, the lack of a significant mobile presence will deter developers primarily looking at mobile first.Microsoft is looking to address this through tools intended to enable developers to bring apps from other platforms easily, while also making its own apps and services available cross-platform to extend its reach.While Myerson’s missive does assert there will be a future for Windows 10 in the mobile market, it is notably lacking in detail. The company unveiled a Lumia device early in February, but has remained quiet since then, including at Mobile World Congress shortly after.It has been suggested that it could be the last to wear the Lumia badge.Microsoft has previously said it will focus its mobile efforts on the high-end and business markets, adopting a similar model to its Surface tablet line – which after a bumpy start has grown into a robust business.But Windows Central suggests the “Surface Phone” will not come until April next year, alongside an updated Windows 10 build. This would leave Microsoft’s mobile efforts on hiatus for a significant period of time. Tags Steve Costello Google taps retail with NYC store Microsoft, SKT set date for 5G cloud gaming launch
HELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Wednesday that the latest revenue figures show his budget projections were right all along and that Republican lawmakers deflated the figure to justify steeper cuts.A Republican leader countered that the GOP didn’t want to spend more even if it had believed more money would be coming in.Last week, legislative fiscal analysts reported state tax collections for the year are about $70 million higher than predicted.All through the legislative session that ended in April, Schweitzer sparred with GOP leaders and legislative staffers over a revenue prediction he argued would come in higher than they were projecting — as it did. Schweitzer said revenue collected through tax season shows his rosier prediction for Montana was right all along.He accused the GOP of using an artificially low figure in order to push an ideological desire to cut services.“When you say something you know to be false that’s deceit. And when that deceit creates financial hardship, that is fraud,” Schweitzer said. “The money was there all along, and we said so all along.”Schweitzer said cuts from the Republican-led Legislature will mean increased college tuition and higher local property taxes to cover less state support for schools.Helena Republican state Sen. Dave Lewis said Republicans had no appetite to spend more money even had they adopted the higher revenue projection sought by Schweitzer all along. He said Republicans did not know revenue would come in higher, as it did.“The bottom line is that the governor wanted to spend more money. I am not so sure that even if we had known the money was there the majority party would be in favor of increased spending,” Lewis said.Schweitzer brought up the 2012 elections, making it clear part of his reason for drawing the distinction is to make it clear voters have a say in choosing sides.“We are going to have an opportunity to review the leadership of these Republicans with their fraud and deceit,” the governor said.The governor said he would not be calling a special session in order to ask lawmakers to appropriate the increased funding. Instead, Schweitzer said he would be looking for ways in his administration to use the extra money in ways he is allowed and that make sense.The governor said he was “100 percent” certain that Montana, with $366 million now in the bank, would not run into a deficit situation over the two year budget period that starts July 1.“If an asteroid hits earth, then all bets are off,” Schweitzer said. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.
Email If one were to compare Whitefish Mountain Resort to the magical land of Oz, Chester “Chet” Powell would be the man behind the curtain.Except, in addition to bearing an enormous responsibility to keep the cogs turning on Big Mountain’s ski area, Powell is also one of the most recognizable figures on the slopes.Time to pull the ropes and let skiers down the front side on opening day when early-season conditions persist? That’d be Chet.Time to make the call and evacuate a stalled chairlift, something that occurred recently for the first time in more than a decade? Chet’s the man for the job.For the past 41 years, Powell has with increasing acuity become the eyes and ears of an institution so beloved by the local communities and travelers near and far that even minor or trivial changes to the ski area’s aesthetic can prompt revolt or rapture.The people in charge of executing those decisions must strike a fine balance to keep skiers and riders content sliding down their snow-covered slopes, and nobody has been more instrumental in expanding Big Mountain’s footprint with a delicate touch than Powell.Powell was first hired in 1976 to work on the ski patrol. During his four decades at the resort Powell held positions in several departments before settling into the “mountain manager” role, which later became operations manager and then part of the resort’s senior management team as the Director of Mountain Operations.During his time at Big Mountain, the resort has grown exponentially while still maintaining its authentic character and rich history, all while expanding to include 3,000 skiable acres and making annual improvements to its services.Powell was a part of construction projects such as the Big Ravine and snowmaking ponds, and expansions of the ski area into the North Bowl, the north side and Hellroaring Basin. Most recently he has overseen the installation of the Bad Rock lift, the Flower Point trail system and lifts, as well as moving Chair 5 from Ptarmigan Bowl to the East Rim.Showing a visitor the old Model T wheel affixed to an old larch that once served as a rope-tow sheave, Powell can recite the sweeping changes that have occurred during his tenure.Except it doesn’t feel like all that much has changed.“So much has changed since that era, but at the same time it hasn’t changed at all,” Powell said, describing raising his family on the ski slopes, his children now grown adults. “That was a totally different time, but the family-friendly environment still defines this place.”But to many, Powell’s departure feels like a big change as he plans to step down after this winter season, even if he’ll still stick around in a part-time role to make sure everything goes smoothly.Bill Cubbage, currently the director of Snow Sports at Whitefish Mountain Resort, transitioned over as Assistant Director of Mountain Operations on Feb. 1 and will spend the remainder of the winter season with Powell in order to understand the various requirements of his new role. Cubbage will take over mountain operations on May 1.At that time Powell will step into a part-time role as Director of Special Projects, where he will oversee the installation of the new alpine slides and coordinate with the U.S. Forest Service regarding the Hellroaring Basin project.“We are so grateful for Chet’s contributions to this resort and our community. He has always been there to provide insight and education in areas of mountain operations. His institutional knowledge is vast and he has played a key role in getting the resort to where it is today,” Dan Graves, CEO of Whitefish Mountain Resort, said. “I could always count on Chet accomplishing what was needed for the resort in his good-natured way. To say that I will miss him doesn’t quite express my gratitude, respect, and reliance on him. I will miss him greatly.”Graves also voiced strong confidence in Cubbage, who has been an integral part of the resort’s success since 2009.“Although Chet will leave behind big shoes to fill, having a leader like Bill with a strong belief in the Whitefish Mountain Resort culture should make this transition as easy as it can be,” Graves said. “We are confident that Bill will excel in his new role. In addition to his knowledge of operations he has a proven ability to lead others and is well respected and looked up to across the resort.”Mike Davies will succeed Cubbage as director of Snow Sports and Summer Activities. Davies, manager of Children’s Programming in the Snow Sports department, transitioned to his new role Feb. 1. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.
‘ ‘ 496 105 Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo Posted in Features, Top headlines, Tournaments, World Cup Post by Craig Lewis ‘ Shop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndo贷款| 搜索广告在香港獲得貸款可能比您想的要容易贷款| 搜索广告|SponsoredSponsoredUndo AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo After playing a key role in the Springboks’ World Cup success, Faf de Klerk is setting his sights on new goals, writes CRAIG LEWIS in the latest SA Rugby magazine.READ: What’s in our latest issue?Subscribe hereIn the immediate aftermath of the Springboks’ World Cup triumph, Faf de Klerk sent social media into overdrive and inspired a uniquely Proudly South African craze.The scrumhalf ‘broke the internet’, as they say, when pictures emerged of him celebrating in the Bok change room wearing nothing but a speedo in the colours of the South African flag. What added to the ‘trending’ social media moment was some of the images also showed De Klerk interacting with England’s Prince Harry while he was clad in just his colourful swimwear.When the Springboks went on a trophy tour across South Africa, several fans lined the roads wearing similar speedos as they imitated De Klerk’s look, while in the weeks to follow, the scrumhalf even conducted an interview with Englishmen Chris Ashton and Danny Care in which all were humorously wearing the now-famous gear.It was a light moment that encapsulated the feel-good spirit and array of unforgettable memories that have endured well beyond that magical day in Yokohama on 2 November.And even as the game has gone into an unprecedented state of lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the achievements of the Springboks in Japan and what it means for the future of the game remain a topical subject as the world champions look to ensure it inspires a period of sustained success.SA Rugby magazine caught up with De Klerk on his return to South Africa after duties for English club the Sale Sharks had been halted by the suspension of competition.When our conversation naturally drifted to his World Cup recollections, he pauses briefly before answering each question. It offered a sense of him almost reliving the unforgettable experience.What is the one memory that still stands out?‘I think the first thing is that although we spent a lot of time in Japan, there were no issues at all in the camp,’ he says. ‘Everyone got along so well and the way everything was handled was so good for us as players. The people in Japan were also amazing; they went out of their way to make it a special tournament. I could go on for days about the experiences of each game and the emotions, but the first memory is the greatest one, which was winning the final. Lately there have been a lot of videos from that final and it was great to revive those memories.‘For me, it was just great to be part of that occasion, it really did feel like one of those perfect games,’ he continues. ‘That’s not to say everything went perfectly, not at all, but I could feel 10 minutes into the game that whatever England threw at us, we had an answer for it, and they weren’t doing anything to break us. I remember standing on the field and thinking the guys were up for this game, charged up, physically ready and because our forwards were so dominant, it made things so much easier for us backs.‘People think we changed the way we played in the final, but we just got so many penalty advantages we could have a bit more of a go. That made it a more exciting game, but it was great to see how physically ready everybody was for that game. On the day, for me, it was a perfect game and perfect day.’That team performance has been dissected in minute detail, but one passage of play serves as a microcosm of what the Springboks stood for.On the half-hour mark, and with the Boks leading by only 6-3, England went through phase after phase of relentless attack. For three minutes, the South Africans tackled and tackled and tackled, refusing to allow their line to be breached. Eventually the ball was knocked on and England had to settle for a penalty and three points.It was a defining moment as a try went a-begging, while the Springboks drew immense confidence when it became clear there was no answer to overcoming this brutal demonstration of cohesive defence.Again, De Klerk pauses before answering a question about the key facets of such a display.‘Probably the first thing that I felt was that if someone misses a tackle, our philosophy was that it’s not about that guy making a mistake. As a team, we agreed that we needed to cover for each other, no matter what. We did our analysis 100 times over, we knew what we needed to do and specifically in that final, when they couldn’t score after 20-odd phases, that gave us real confidence.‘Of course, work rate was a big thing, never giving up and putting your body on the line. If you stop a guy, but break your arm, it’s almost worth it. We had no fear of making a mistake in our defensive system, because you always knew someone would be there to cover for you. That mindset was important.’The Springboks’ comprehensive and confident performance in the title decider also stood in stark contrast to the tense and tetchy three-point win over Wales in the semi-final.SA Rugby magazine understands that there was a brief moment in the lead-up to that match when coach Rassie Erasmus had a feeling of misgiving that things were not going to go their way against a Wales team that had won the previous four successive games against the Boks.Yet, something clicked just in time, and although it was far from a convincing victory, the Springboks got the job done.‘The thing for us is that we had notoriously struggled against Wales over the last few years,’ De Klerk reflects. ‘They are a difficult team to play against because we normally feel that if we’re up for it on the day we can physically dominant opposition sides. But Wales never go away and are up for it for every second of the game, and they’re not going to be scared off. They also have a good kicking game, and strong defence and attacking structures. So we knew it would be tough, but thankfully we got the edge. Even though it was really close, I think we got confidence from that game. We stuck to our plans and we weren’t stressed.‘Then going into the final, we knew this wasn’t just about us or the team anymore, it was about something bigger. I think that really hit home for us in that final week. The guys from the wider squad who trained against us were amazing and so supportive. We all realised we couldn’t just focus on our mistakes, or what we were doing on the field as individuals; I could feel that with every run and tackle we made.’This philosophy – based around a team motto of ‘Let the main thing stay the main thing’ – was all about putting egos aside and ensuring that the collective goal was prioritised over any individual considerations.How would De Klerk describe it? He pauses … and then answers with careful consideration: ‘Coach Rassie and all the coaches said from the beginning, if you’re not going to fit into the environment and take disappointment well, you’re probably not going to last long in the side, no matter how good you may be. From the beginning, the squad he picked was based on a lot of factors, not just on-field performances, but also how each individual handled himself off the field and handled certain situations. That’s why everything went well.‘If you didn’t get picked, it was about carrying on and seeing the bigger picture, and preparing the playing team as best as possible. We knew we’d be in Japan for the longest time of any side, so we had to deal with any situation, and ensure we had that unity and understanding as a squad.’In the months since the World Cup final, and during the lockdown period, there has been time to reflect on this World Cup journey. Yet, the golden period to bask in that afterglow has also come and gone.It’s with this in mind that De Klerk casts an eye to the future, and the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa.‘It’s definitely important to refocus a bit. For me, it was good to go back to Sale after the World Cup and reapply myself. You couldn’t just win a World Cup and go back to your club and then not keep performing. So I had to refocus and prove my value in that squad, and luckily the club has been doing well.‘Winning the World Cup is the ultimate goal as a player, but you need to set new goals. The first one is to get back on the pitch and start playing well consistently again after this break. Whoever gets the chance needs to build on what we achieved last year. And if I got the opportunity to play against the Lions, I would want to play well and be part of a successful tour. That would be another dream come true, because the opportunity doesn’t come around very often.‘After going to Sale in 2017, I never thought I’d be in this position, and so I want to ensure I make the most of it.’INCREASED COMPETITIONFaf de Klerk on the healthy depth at scrumhalf:‘I’ve always thought we had good depth at scrumhalf, even though there were stages when people were saying there was no one really taking it forward. But I always thought there were options, and it’s now especially good to see young guys coming through. Look at a guy like Herschel Jantjies; you can just see the confidence he’s been playing with, and I had a great time with him personally, too, at the World Cup.‘It’s going to put a lot of pressure on the guys, and you can’t just expect that because you were in the World Cup final, that you will hold that place. There’s a new energy around the jersey and so much competition. I saw that in every Super Rugby game, that guys have a new lease of life and clearly really to want to play for the Springboks. There is pressure and you have to perform and, if yo do not, there will be someone waiting, ready to fill your space. 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Solar installations in New Zealand increase by 370% in two yearsThe PV boom has created a solar sector worth NZ$40 million, with revenue growing at a rate of 100% and installed capacity reaching 8.2 MW. November 6, 2013 Ian Clover Finance Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Research by the Sustainable Electricity Association of New Zealand (SEANZ) has revealed that solar installations in the country have increased by 370% over the past two years, bringing the industrys worth to approximately NZ$40 million (US$33.6 million). Current installed PV capacity now stands at 8.2 MW across the country. “Revenue is growing at a rate of 100%, and exports are currently 25% of total revenue,” said SEANZ chairman, Brendan Winitana. “We are seeing strong enquiry from consumers, and have attracted more installers to the sector.” SEANZ believe that the two key drivers behind PV growth in New Zealand are cost and control: New Zealand homeowners and businesses are increasingly eager to take advantage of the ever-cheaper installation prices, and to wrest control away from the utility companies. “It has never been cheaper to install solar systems and harvest the energy of the sun,” added Winitana. “The equivalent of 50 solar installations are taking place [in New Zealand] each month, and SEANZ’s bi-annual survey shows that the majority (77%) of solar generating capacity is on-grid, enabling the home or business owner to sell any surply energy back to the grid.” Improved storage technology will take New Zealand’s solar revolution to the next level, believes Winitana, prompting greater numbers to install rooftop solar and a battery back-up in order to increase self-consumption and storage of clean energy. “Battery innovation will make a tremendous difference to overall load on the grid,” predicts Winitana. “It will reduce consumers’ cost of electricity as they access stored energy that their home systems have generated, and will also further support the uptake of electric vehicles.”Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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