Wayne Bennett has announced his 19-man squad which includes Jonny Lomax, Luke Thompson, Mark Percival and RLIF Golden Boot nominee Tommy Makinson.Former Saint James Graham will also captain England in Sunday’s second Test against New Zealand in his home city of Liverpool.England Squad:John Bateman George Burgess Tom Burgess Daryl Clark Jake Connor Oliver Gildart James Graham Chris Hill Josh Hodgson Jonny Lomax Tommy Makinson Jermaine McGillvary Richie Myler Adam Milner Mark Percival Luke Thompson Sam Tomkins Elliott Whitehead George WilliamsEngland face New Zealand in the remaining two tests at Anfield in Liverpool (November 4) and Elland Road in Leeds (November 11).Tickets start from just £20 and are available from rugby-league.com/tickets
- Toyota to release solar charger for electric vehicles
Citation: Toyota to release solar charger for electric vehicles (2009, October 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-toyota-solar-charger-electric-vehicles.html Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Toyota is developing a solar charging station for electric cars and plug-in hybrids, making a green technology even greener. It has also designed a battery charger for mounting inside an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid to recharge the storage batteries. Toyota Industries Corporation’s announcement follows similar press releases in August by Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Showa Shell Sekiyu KK. Toyota’s solar charging station will consist of solar cells capable of generating 100/200V of electricity. The station includes storage batteries to store the electricity generated until it is required to recharge electric vehicles. The station also has a communication facility to authenticate users’ identification information, and to communicate the amount of charge and other data to a remote data center. The communication system is expected to use LANs and Mobile networks.Earlier this year Toyota Industries unveiled a new public charging station for electric vehicles, which went on sale a few months ago at a cost of 450,000 Yen (around 4,600USD). Both the earlier public charging station and the new solar charging system were developed in collaboration with Nitto Kogyo Corporation. A variety of charging station options is needed to address the potential range limitations of electric vehicles, and a significant network of charging stations will need to be deployed to make electric vehicles viable for longer distance travel. Virtually all major car manufacturers are planning to launch electric or plug-in hybrid cars starting next year.Charging stations for electric cars are gradually becoming more widespread. In the UK the Department of Transport estimates there will be about two million electric vehicles by 2020. In the US, SolarCity and Rabbobank have created a partnership to provide free electric charging for electric vehicles traveling between San Francisco and Los Angeles along Highway 101. SolarCity has also bought SolSource Energy, which is in the business of installing charging stations for electric cars.Toyota made the announcement and exhibited the charging station and battery charger at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show being held from October 23 to November 4, 2009 at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba City, Japan. The solar charger is scheduled for release late next year or in 2011 at a price of several hundred thousand Yen.Via: TechOn© 2009 PhysOrg.com Chicago Installs Solar Powered Charging Station for Electric Vehicles The charging equipment. Image: TechOn This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
- Hundreds protest train services disrupted
Kolkata: Hundreds of passengers in Sealdah South section faced inconvenience on Tuesday after some locals put up a rail block at Chanditala demanding construction of a level crossing following a death in the area.One Kaustav Chakraborty, a local youth, was killed after being run over by a local train on Monday when he was crossing the railway track. The rail block affected services with various local trains being stranded at different stations.The rail block was lifted following the intervention of the senior railway officials who assured to look into the demands of the locals. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter the incident occurred, the railway officials decided to restrict the movementof people through various steps.After locals came to know about the decision of the Railways, they staged a demonstration from Tuesday morning and later put up a blockade.They said if the Railway authorities implement its decision, the villagers have to travel 3 more kilometres to reach Sonarpur. They urged the railway officials to construct a level crossing in the Chandipur area that can help check accidents. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe locals have repeatedly requested the Railways to construct the level crossing but no steps have been taken so far.Due to the absence of a level crossing in the area, the number of accidents is on the rise.Locals constructed a path passing through the railway line, helping people to reach Sonarpur at a much lesser time.Train services were affected in the morning and various local trains halted at different stations.The senior railway officials rushed to the spot following the incident.They urged the agitating people to lift the rail block and assured that their demands will be considered. Normalcy was restored after one hour the block was removed.