Final trial for Boromas and Gaigais this weekend

first_imgThe Southern Leg of the 15s Championships will be played between the Boromas and Gaigais of Port Moresby, Oro Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels of Popondetta and Daru Stingrays of Western Province.The 15s championships will start on the 23rd of this month.After the trials, the final Boromas and Gaigais squads will be named for the championships.The Capital rugby union team one and team two to have the final trial are:Team one: Sarufa Kingsly-Lea, Wesley Thomas, Foster Maso, Umba Ben, Freddy Andale, Grant Gawi, Willie Rikis, Philip Suapo, Chris Namani, Himah Alu, Desmond Korpok, Geti Raka, Mogi Wei Jr, Stanford Talitha, Carlos Masi, George Hoki, Adeck Naio, Kenneth Vagi, Jonah Kautu Jr, Robert Boli, Kirarok Ngaffin, Jayjay Garrison, Jedaia Katal, Tisa Kautu, Dean Manale, Emmanuel Guise, Stanis Susuve, Isaac Aquila and Anisi (Harlequins).Team two: Tony Sipa, Tinoi Samuel, Maselo Numapo, Kali Kali, Paksy Sam, Mark Pilon, David Kura, Lance Sitapai, Londe Kalit, Schwarzenegger Ekali, Nelson Thoa, Charlie Avira, Gary Iga Joey Vagi, Elipema Kini, Allan Kapanis, Gevin Andy, Lewis Modudula, Sawi Sukumbal, Kitchani Thomas, Rueben Kenake, Isa Daniel, Ishmael Indepine, Yunni Patrick, James Lumaris, Ambros Hezure, Terence Uvau, Jesse Wayne, Mate Lora and Jonathan Tokiong.last_img read more

GNYC chairperson slams Govt for harsh requirements to access business loans

first_imgWith unemployment affecting just about 40 per cent of Guyana’s youths, the Guyana National Youth Council (GNYC) has called for less burdensome requirements to access small business loans for young people who want to start a business.Chairperson for Regional Inclusion and Participation at the Guyana National Youth Council, Shonette WatermanThis was one of the major issues highlighted at a recent youth forum, which gave young people an opportunity to vent their concerns.During her presentation, Chairperson for Regional Inclusion and Participation at the GNYC, Shonette Waterman, slammed the Government for all the red tape presently attached to acquiring a small loan.“We ask the Ministry and we ask all the other organisations who provide grants and funds for us to create businesses, we ask you please let’s cut down some of the red tape that is being placed into youths being able to have businesses. If we want to have funding for our businesses there’s a whole lot of unnecessary, we do understand that young people need to be resilient, we do understand that we need to be responsible, we do recognise and respect the fact that nobody’s just gunna give us a hand out or give us money. We recognise that but we also ask that we cut down some of the unnecessary red tape that is involved in us receiving funds for the establishment of businesses that we wish to do,” she said, as her fellow young people cheered in agreement”.As a result of the high unemployment rate, Waterman related that youths, some of whom are students of the University of Guyana (UG), have also complained that repaying loans to the tertiary institution is burdensome since a job is not guaranteed after completion of their studies.“I know a colleague of mine says it is unfair to have to pay over US$1000 per month to study medicine and then you are being paid less than 15 per cent of that as your salary. How can we pay back the loans if, for those persons who even took loans, how can you pay back a loan when you are given such a low salary?” she questioned.This question was posed at a time when calls were made for free education from nursery to tertiary levels.Senior Research, Planning and Development Officer at the Youth Department, Adeti DeJesus, told this publication that these concerns and recommendations along with others made at the forum will be compiled and forwarded to the policymakers.“The Department of Youth recognises that youth unemployment is one of the major issues affecting our young people and we recognise that in order for us to play our part and to contribute to the solution in addressing this issue we need to have consultations with the young people,” DeJesus explained.In April, the Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael had admitted that the current funding for youth businesses is inadequate.Carmichael made this statement during a recent press conference where she said, “The Department of Youth recognises again that issue. Coming out of a conference I attended sometime in 2018, I would have come back and spoke to a couple of recommendations and one of them is to look at the implementation of an entrepreneurial framework which will speak to all the regulatory framework regarding financing and young people”.Young people in the past have complained about the Government’s unbothered attitude towards adequately financing their businesses, as other lending agencies such as banks require a large number of paperwork before they issue funding.In fact, the recent disclosure that just about 40 per cent of Guyanese youths are unemployed has raised even more concerns as to what the Government has done or is doing to remedy the disturbing situation.According to the Department of Youth, the agency has been trying hard to finance some business ideas and projects through the Youth Innovation Programme of Guyana (YIPOG).According to Carmichael, “The Department of Youth has on board a youth innovation programme which has been given $70 million this year, $70 (million) last year and $50 million in the year before to look at development for young people, their proposals and so on and the reason this was brought on board is because we recognise that there aren’t the necessary frameworks with regards to the financing (or) easy access to the banks and so on”.last_img read more

MEDIABOX BLOG: RUNNING IN HEELS

first_imgBY MEDIABOX.IE: Monday morning, the kettle is on and we welcome you to a day in the life at Mediabox.The clock has just turned 10 and we are gathered around the round table armed with tea in one hand, pen in the other ready for this morning’s brainstorm. A quick review of last week’s success:Yes we did indeed celebrate Obamas visit, so much so that we missed his descent from Air Force One in Dublin taking pictures of his “reroute to Donegal” instead of Monegal! Inspired by Obama’s ‘can do’ attitude Wednesday saw the launch of Mediabox University.With 10 years experience in media, communications, PR, business consultancy and training, Joanne Sweeney-Burke took to the classroom to train high-performing business owners, managers, charity and voluntary workers, and leaders of not-for-profit organisations.Social Media for Business was the first of our trilogy of practical and business-orientated communications courses: Public Relations for Business will take place tomorrow Tuesday 31st of May and after four hours of presentation prep over the weekend, Joanne is ready to take to the drawing board again and help business’s devise their very own PR strategy.Marketing for Business – Your Marketing Toolkit will take place the following Tuesday 7th of June. To find out more or to secure your place logon to: http://www.mediabox.ie/News/Introducing-Media-Box-UniversityToday we are officially live with Mediabox FM! The first tune to get us going this Monday morning is MPeople… “Moving on Up”! Feel free to logon and request a tune with us at: http://www.facebook.com/mediabox.Facebook Friday happens at the last day of each month. Joanne will be live on Facebook taking your queries on Social Media, PR & Marketing from 1-2pm on Friday 24th June!So logon and join in the discussion for some FREE and GREAT advice!Feeling Spectacular… Having just returned from Specsavers with a shiny new pair of glasses and looking forward to the week ahead with 20:20 vision, we are excited about what’s in-store for the Mediabox team!We hope you enjoyed the first entry of our Running in Heels blog and look forward to sharing the rest our office adventures in the coming weeks!Must dash now in my red and blue size 5 platforms to email off my 35 page completed assignment and make my 11.30 meeting!Until next week… JoanneMEDIABOX BLOG: RUNNING IN HEELS was last modified: May 30th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegaldaily.comJoanne Sweeney-Burkemediabox.ierunning in heelslast_img read more

PGA veterans hit local greens

first_imgVALENCIA – The greens are trimmed and the pros are descending on the fairways of Valencia Country Club this week as the 17th AT&T Classic – the annual PGA Champions Tour event – rolls into town. The weeklong golf showcase with PGA veterans including Gil Morgan, Tom Kite, Lee Trevino and defending champion Des Smyth begins today with pro/am and celebrity matches, culminating in three days of tournament play, Friday through Sunday, when entrants tee off for a share of the $1.6 million purse. “You bet I look forward to it,” said Scott Simpson, who counted seven wins on the PGA Tour and is debuting this year on the age 50-and-over tour. “It’s a really good course. It’s tough, but not unfair. You get rewarded for a good golf shot. “My hopes are to win – that’s number one,” Simpson, 50, said by phone from San Diego last week. “Other than that, there are a lot of really good players out there. I’m just going to work hard.” For course superintendent Robert Hertzing, the past week’s showers have caused some delays – crews can’t work until the fields dry a bit. “But we’re such a well-oiled machine – we’ve been doing it six years,” he said. “We got a lot of last minute detail work. The tents are still going up – just making sure everything is ready.” The National Weather Service predicts a 50 percent chance of rain Monday, and partly cloudy skies the rest of the week. Hertzing’s 24-member grounds crew have worked 10 to 12 hours of overtime the past week, and with 20 hours more expected over tournament week. “If the rain stays under an inch, we can usually manage it,” Hertzing said. “We’ve had really good weather patterns this winter. We didn’t have excessive rain, and we didn’t have a cold snap. We’re right where we want to be.” Besides the weather, the quality of match play is the other crucial factor to the event’s success. “Valencia is the type of golf course where the better players really seem to play well,” Fitzgerald said. “I would expect that the leader board Saturday and Sunday will reflect those kinds of players. When they do, that means we usually get a good walk-in crowd.” Three-time winner Joe Inman is eager to tee off at the tournament. He took the top spot 1998-2000 at Wilshire Country Club, just before it moved to Valencia Country Club in 2001. “It’s been a good tournament to me,” said Inman, 58, during a phone interview from Atlanta last week. “When you’ve won a tournament three times in a row, you kind of have good memories of it. “I think that everyone on the tour lives to come out there early in the year. The weather – even bad weather in Santa Clarita – is not that bad. And it’s a great market. The people really enjoy the tournament. They support it. “And it’s a really challenging golf course. That’s the kind of tournament – when you put all those together – that all the players want to get up to play for.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant AT&T Classic Executive Director Brian Fitzgerald is looking for another landmark year for the tournament – formerly known as the SBC Classic – with projected growth in attendance. Officials have said the event drew an estimated 35,000 to 40,000 in 2005, and attendance has increased 10 percent to 20 percent each year. “Everything’s looking good,” he said in an interview last week. “We got as good a field (of players) as we ever had here. … The crowd has grown every year here. We’ve had to plan accordingly with more stands. And we’ve had a lot more corporate boxes.” Returning after a break last year are celebrity charity matches. George Lopez, Craig T. Nelson and Dennis Quaid are among the celebrities. Also teeing off is Jerry Rice, one of the NFL’s all-time top wide-receivers turned dance floor dynamo who recently appeared in the TV hit “Dancing with the Stars.” “The pro/am has been a very hot item of local interest,” Fitzgerald said. “If we can get good weather, we expect it to be a record year.” The forecast is good for the tourney. Rain shortened tournament play to just two days in 2003, but the event went off without a hitch last year, when Los Angeles had the second wettest year on record. last_img read more

Juventus v AS Monaco live stream and confirmed line ups

first_img Juventus v AS Monaco is LIVE on talkSPORT 1 CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STREAM COMMENTARY OF JUVENTUS V MONACO ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 19:45Monaco must win their first ever match in Italy as they look to overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit and beat Juventus to reach the 2017 Champions League final.Gonzalo Higuain netted both goals in the first leg, and ASM know that the odds are stacked against them to progress past Juve.The Italians have won all 11 knockout ties they have played against Ligue 1 opponents, while no team has ever won a knockout tie in the Champions League having been two goals down after the first leg.On top of that, Max Allegri’s side have not lost a home game in Europe for four years, and remain undefeated in this season’s Champions League having conceded just two goals; they are currently on a run of six successive clean sheets.But Monaco know how to find the back of the net, and an early goal will throw the game wide open.So, who has been selected for the clash? The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below…Confirmed line ups:Juventus XI: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Dani Alves, Pjanic, Khedira, Alex Sandro, Dybala, Higuain, MandzukicSubstitutes: Neto, Benatia, Cuadrado, Marchisio, Asamoah, Lichtsteiner, RinconMonaco XI: Subasic, Raggi, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibe, Dirar, Bakayoko, Joao Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, Falcao, MbappeSubstitutes: De Sanctis, Fabinho, Carrillo, Germain, Mendy, Lemar, Diallolast_img read more

BISHOP BOYCE SUPPORTING ‘RALLY FOR LIFE’

first_imgTHE Bishop of Raphoe Dr Philip Boyce has joined other senior Catholic clergy in calling for the people of Donegal to support a major pro-Life march in Dublin tomorrow.The All-Ireland Rally for Life will take place at the Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Park, Dublin. “Life is our most precious gift,” Bishop Philip Boyce of the told organisers, calling the rally a “celebration of life.”“To attend or take part in it in any way is a worthwhile endeavour to pursue as Catholics. We stand up for God’s gift of life.”Thousands of pro-lifers gather annually in Dublin or Belfast to voice their opposition to abortion.  Last year’s event saw up to 4,000 pro-lifers of all ages descend on Belfast in early July.As part of a kick-off to the annual march a children’s art competition, “Art4Life,” was launched earlier this year to promote the pro-life movement to Ireland’s youngsters. BISHOP BOYCE SUPPORTING ‘RALLY FOR LIFE’ was last modified: July 1st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:anti-abortion rally DublinBishop Philip Boycelast_img read more

Mayor’s animal problem

first_imgFearing escalating violence by animal-rights extremists, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has tried to defuse increasing tensions while stalling for time to develop a low-kill policy for the city’s Animal Services Department. The city’s euthanasia policy for shelter animals has been a sensitive issue for years. Protesters haunted former Mayor James Hahn’s home in San Pedro, and in recent weeks Villaraigosa has seen protests and demonstrations at some of his public events, while threats and vandalism have increased. The incidents recently prompted the City Council to authorize surveillance equipment at the homes of some Animal Services workers who feel threatened. Villaraigosa met on a recent weekend with several members of the animal-rights community who are frustrated with the pace of reform and his yet-unfulfilled campaign promise to fire Animal Services Director Guerdon Stuckey. The mayor also met this past weekend with one of the top consultants in the nation on no-kill animal policies. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Clearly, I did make that promise,” Villaraigosa said in an interview. “But I never said when I would do that. I want to give (Stuckey) the same opportunity I am giving every other general manager to implement my priorities. And he’s going to implement them, or he will be gone.” Stuckey has said he wants the chance to prove himself. “I have met with the mayor,” Stuckey said. “The mayor has been pretty clear about what he expects from me and Animal Services. He wants to hold us to a higher level of excellence. We all share the same vision of saving animals’ lives.” Activists also say the mayor made other pledges during his campaign, including promises to reform the department to provide better training, improve shelters, develop more public-private partnerships, reach out to the humane community and create more dog parks. But Pam Ferdin of the Animal Defense League said those promises don’t get to the heart of the issue. “Until Stuckey is gone, we are going to continue our protests,” Ferdin said. “The only thing the city is doing now is showing it can kill animals.” Ferdin said her group follows all laws regarding peaceful protests and is not responsible for any vandalism or threats to workers. Many believe threats and vandalism are the work of the more-extremist and underground Animal Liberation Front, which does not have a public spokesman. Julie Butcher, general manager of Local 347, Service Employees International Union – which represents Animal Services workers – said even peaceful protests cross the line when they are in front of workers’ homes. “Some of this borders on terrorism,” Butcher said. “We all have common goals. We want to see fewer animal kills, but we don’t want to see workers threatened. The city has to be more creative to protect workers.” Butcher said the union is not taking a position on Stuckey but that he has support among workers for meeting with them. “What concerns me is not if Stuckey is the right person, but will we be able to get someone qualified to replace him?” Butcher said. While much of the activists’ focus is on Stuckey, who was hired a year ago by Hahn, the Animal Services director has general support among City Council members. “I don’t think there is a tougher job at City Hall than the one Stuckey has,” said Councilman Tony Cardenas, who worked with Villaraigosa to create an Animal Cruelty Task Force to crack down on people who mistreat animals. “But I have to say that he has been only helpful and responsive to everything I have tried to do in regards to animal welfare.” Stuckey oversees an Animal Services Department with a $15.6 million budget this year for 296 staff members and six shelters around the city. Estimates are that the city will rescue some 55,000 animals this year – with more than 26,000 expected to be euthanized because they are too old, sick or cannot be placed in a home. Activists decry the euthanizing of the animals, but city officials say progress is being made, and numbers are down significantly from 1988-89, when more than 51,000 animals were killed. “I have made clear I want Los Angeles to be a low-kill city, and we will take steps to get there,” Villaraigosa said. Still, Stuckey’s support among his Board of Commissioners is weak, with Commissioner Erica Brunson – who was recently replaced by the mayor – urging that he be fired. And much of the council’s support for Stuckey could be because of officials’ concern about threats against him and other Animal Services workers, who have reported being stalked at their homes or being the victims of vandalism. Councilwoman Jan Perry said she felt personally threatened when a DVD purportedly depicting animals being mistreated at city shelters was sent to her home. “It is outrageous. I took it as a personal threat. It was them saying they know where I live.” Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr. Mark Leap said the LAPD is not monitoring specific activities of any group in the city and so far has not seen any physical threats. “What we’re seeing is some property damage and vandalism. If it becomes violent, we will get involved,” he said. Mainstream animal-rights groups say Villaraigosa’s recent meetings with them at City Hall were encouraging. “I have to say it was unprecedented for a mayor to be taking this issue so personally and to be meeting with so many different people,” said Scott Sorrentino of the Rescue and Humane Alliance of Los Angeles. “But it remains to be seen what the results will be. We want to make sure that the city develops a real policy, not one buried in statistics that make it look like a lot less killing is going on.” Villaraigosa promised at the meetings that he would meet with Nathan Winograd, considered one of the nation’s leading experts in developing a no-kill or low-kill policy for city animal shelters. The two met Saturday for about 45 minutes. Winograd, a former prosecutor who headed animal-service agencies in San Francisco and Ithaca, N.Y., is now based in San Clemente, where he operates a consulting service called No Kill Solutions Resource Center and conducts programs around the country on how to implement low-kill policies. “I think it would take some time to develop a policy for Los Angeles, but it can be done,” Winograd said. “Every community I have worked at or consulted with has been able to have a significant reduction in the number of animals killed.” Others involved in the talks with the mayor said they also are hopeful. So far, the mayor has had one of his top aides, Jim Bickhart, serving as liaison to the department and to those in the animal-rights movement. And he also assigned Deputy Mayor Jimmy Blackman to work on the issue in coming weeks. “There is a lot of suspicion in the animal community,” said Michael Bell of Citizens for a Humane Los Angeles. “The mayor said all the right things in private, but we are waiting to see what he will do.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CLONES: RORY GALLAGHER – “ULSTER FINAL WILL BE A SERIOUS COLLISION OF TWO HEAVYWEIGHTS

first_imgCOUNTDOWN TO CLONES: Donegal Daily will be providing an extensive preview of the Ulster SFC final between Donegal and Monaghan over the next week.We will be showing a series of interviews courtesy of Donegal TV in the lead-up to the final on Sunday week.Today’s video features an interview between Donegal manager Rory Gallagher and Charlie Collins. Gallagher is under no illusions as to how difficult the clash will be but says he’s delighted to be in an Ulster final in his first year in charge.Gallagher has had to negotiate his side through a tough terrain of challenges by overcoming Tyrone, Armagh and Derry to reach the decider.Monaghan on the other hand have had an easier passage but Gallagher’s feels the Ulster SFC final will be a clash of two heavyweights.Monaghan defeated Donegal in the decider in 2013, while Donegal avenged that defeat in the Ulster final last year. It makes for an intriguing final with a full house expected at Clones.To watch the interview simply click play on the video above. COUNTDOWN TO CLONES: RORY GALLAGHER – “ULSTER FINAL WILL BE A SERIOUS COLLISION OF TWO HEAVYWEIGHTS was last modified: July 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVnewsSportlast_img read more

New Feathered Fossil, But Not Simple Evolution

first_img(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 You would think evolutionists would celebrate this new “feathered dinosaur” instead of furrowing their brows.Eosinopteryx brevipenna, a new fossil from China, was pretty small, according to the artist reconstruction on Live Science – less than a foot.  It looks something like a sparrow with a long tail.  Its reduced feathers suggest it was flightless.  Is it a transitional form at last?  No.  It throws out the classification of Archaeopteryx as a transitional form:“This discovery sheds further doubt on the theory that the famous fossil Archaeopteryx — or ‘first bird’ as it is sometimes referred to — was pivotal in the evolution of modern birds,” researcher Gareth Dyke, a senior lecturer in paleontology at the U.K.’s University of Southampton, said in a statement.“Our findings suggest that the origin of flight was much more complex than previously thought,” the article continued.  Its reduced plumage “suggests that feathering was already diversified by the Late Jurassic, adapted to different ecological niches and purposes.”  This would seem to suggest that Eosinopteryx was secondarily flightless, but the paleontologist argues it shows dinosaurs did not use their feathers for flight.One cannot trust artist reconstructions, but just about everything in the drawing and the fossil looks suitable for a bird classification.  Why is it even being called a dinosaur?  Any why do almost all of these weird, mosaic fossils come from China?  Couldn’t some of them fly out of the reach of hoaxers?  Just asking.  Anyway, if it confuses the evolutionary story, that should be cause enough to be skeptical.last_img read more

How Solar Power Can Succeed

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#alternative energy#solar power 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts adam popescucenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Last year, the South Pacific Island of Tokelau, a tropical atoll governed by New Zealand, became the first completely solar powered territory on Earth. Having invested $7.2 million on the project, the island of 1500 souls is now redirecting money it would have spent on oil to education, irrigation, and health care.Could Tokelau’s experience be a harbinger for the rest of the world? Maybe, maybe not. It is worth remembering, after all, that most of the island’s inhabitants are subsistence farmers, and that thousands of their countrymen have emigrated to New Zealand and Samoa. An advanced economy it is not.But let’s take a moment to dream big and to consider just what it might take for solar to catch on in the same way across the industrialized world as well.Sunny ScenariosSwanson’s Law. This rule, a play on Moore’s law, posits that the cost of the photovoltaic solar cells used to generate solar power will fall by about 20% each time global manufacturing capacity doubles. Spin that forward a few generations and you have the prospect of solar power plants that are reasonably cheap to build… and nearly free to operate.Better electricity storage and transmission. The sun doesn’t always shine, of course. But new types of industrial-scale battery storage — whether using liquid-electrolyte “flow” cells or something else — could make it possible to save energy produced while the sun beams down for, well, a rainy day. And then transmit it to where it can do the most good.New photovoltaic technologies. Forget Solyndra. Yes, its failure was a cause celebre for a while, but quite a lot has been going on outside that spotlight. In December, for instance, San Jose, Calif.-based Solar Junction hit a world record 44% solar conversion efficiency with a new type of photovoltaic cell. Many other startups continue to win federal funding for promising photovoltaic manufacturingprocesses that will keep Swanson’s Law in business.Climate change and high fossil-fuel prices. Should global temperatures continue to rise, or should oil prices remain high due to “peak oil” — or both — that would go a long way toward creating the economic incentives necessary to push solar technologies into mainstream energy production.The U.S. and the rest of the industrialized world won’t make the jump to solar overnight, especially given their continuing addiction to oil. Give these trends enough time to play out, though, and we may look back at Tokelau as a framework for solar.Photo via Shutterstock Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more