Macron and Modi kick-start International Solar Alliance
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said advanced and affordable technology is needed to deliver solar energy around the world. Of the 121 countries associated with ISA, 61 have joined the alliance and 32 have ratified the framework agreement.
No matter what you call it, electric-powered, autonomous aircraft are starting tests in New Zealand, with the aim of carrying passengers in three years. It also includes a parachute that deploys if Cora needs to launch without its fans. It can go 60 miles on a charge, at heights of up to 3,000 feet and speeds of 110 miles per hour.
The company is testing a new kind of fully electric, self-piloting flying taxi, which is a completely different project from the one seen a year ago in a viral video of a single-pilot recreational aircraft, which was being tested over water. According to the video, the Cora is fully automated and fully electric, and requires no piloting skills to operate. "We saw Cora's potential as a sustainable, efficient and transformative technology that can enrich people's lives, not only in New Zealand, but ultimately the whole world", enthused Dr Peter Crabtree of New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
However, it looked more like a recreational plaything than a flying vehicle, suitable only for flying above water and seating the pilot in an open top cabin exposed to the elements. The craft, with a wingspan of 36 feet, can carry two people.
Larry Page is far from the only person working toward a flying taxi. We had designed an air taxi, affectionately named Cora, that could take off like a helicopter and transition to flying like a plane. The fact sheet mentions that Cora has an experimental permit with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and New Zealand regulators, but only that the company is looking forward to sharing Cora with the New Zealand public.
Malmstroem said she told Lighthizer that "the European Union must be excluded" from tariffs because it is a close US ally. Trudeau also took Canada's case to US cable channels on Monday with appearances on MSNBC and CNN.
The right-hander was among several top free agents who didn't get a deal for six or seven years in a changing offseason market. The Phillies were always interested in Arrieta, but the organization was firm in its desire to avoid a long-term contract.
The Nittany Lions are 22-9 all-time in the NIT, reaching at least the semifinals in five of its last seven appearances. The Nittany Lions didn't make the NCAA tournament after finishing this year with a 21-13 record.
But credit to my team, they never capitulated", he said. "They're a top side, there's no two ways about it", he said. Stoke, meanwhile, remain in the relegation zone and a point from safety with just eight games left of the season.
Sri Lanka got their campaign off to a stunning start when they beat tournament favourites India in the opener by five wickets. The match was reduced to 19-overs a side after the start was delayed by about an hour due to rains and a wet outfield.
But it's no secret that other teams would be willing to pay big money to secure a Hall of Fame quarterback of Brees' caliber. However, there has been a lack of progress made toward working out a new deal ahead of the start of the free agency period.
The expectant Keeping Up with the Kardashians cast member is well into her eighth month of pregnancy , and glowing in every photo. Clearly this baby is already hooking up endorsement deals! "I will be sharing more photos over the weekend", Khloé tweeted .
That was a positive, as was Mesut Ozil's record for becoming the fastest player in Premier League history to reach 50 assists. It was the first time in 16 attempts that Cech saved a penalty since moving to Arsenal from Chelsea.
He declared Tuesday, "I'm really at a point where we're getting very close to having the Cabinet and other things that I want". Tillerson will be replaced by Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo , according to The New York Times .
IndiGo carries about 40 per cent of domestic flyers, while GoAir has a market share of around 10 per cent, said media reports. Pratt & Whitney said in a statement that the issue affected a "limited sub-population of engines", without elaborating.
The death toll from the helicopter crash in the East River in New York City has risen to five, local officials said on Monday. Brian McDaniel , a fire rescue officer who lived in Dallas, was in New York City visiting his friend Trevor Cadigan .
Southampton sack manager Pellegrino
The Saints now languish in 17th position in the Premier League after suffering a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday. Assistant manager Carlos Compagnucci and assistant first-team coach Xavier Tamarit have also left the club.
Djokovic out as Federer cruises
Roger Federer , of Switzerland, returns a shot against Jack Sock during an exhibition tennis match in San Jose, California. Federer and 10th seed Djokovic both came into the tournament seeking to become the first six-time victor of the event.
Comic Ken Dodd, whose fame rivaled The Beatles, dies at 90
It was a district that he made nationally famous as part of his act, along with the Diddy Men, jam butties and his tickling stick. John Challis, a fellow comedian, was one of the firsts to post about his death, "So sorry to hear we have lost Ken Dodd ".
Oil Pushes Higher, Despite Growing US Output
Brent for May settlement sank 31 cents to settle $64.64/bbl on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. Futures in NY were little changed after surging 3.2 percent Friday, the most since July 25.
Sen Warren not Running for President in 2020
The claim emerged as a controversy in 2012 when she successfully challenged Scott Brown's Senate seat. "That's where I'm focused. At least one political observer seemed convinced she's going to run in 2020 - President Donald Trump .
BidaskClub Upgrades Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to "Hold"
BidaskClub raised Tesla from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Tesla from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Saturday, January 20th.
Japanese Scandal Could Involve Abe, Roil Markets (EWJ)
Opposition parties have called for Aso, who doubles as deputy premier and is key to Abe's re-election hopes, to resign. A reference to Nippon Kaigi, a prominent right-wing group of which Abe is a member, was also deleted.