Enec takes part in World Nuclear Exhibition



ABU DHABI // The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) will participate in the inaugural World Nuclear Exhibition this week from October 14-16 in Paris that brings together leaders in the nuclear energy industry.

The Enec delegation is led by the chief operating officer Thomas Samson who will participate in the opening panel discussion on how nuclear energy plants are being upgraded in response to world energy, climate challenges and the need to ensure competitiveness, safety, sustainability and security of supply.

The company’s participation will help strengthen industry relationships, build new connections and discuss further collaboration, according to a press statement.

Enec is on track to deliver nuclear energy to the national grid by 2017. The four nuclear reactors being developed by Enec will provide approximately 25 per cent of the nation’s electricity needs.

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Why all the lefties?

Six of the eight fast bowlers used in the ILT20 match between Desert Vipers and MI Emirates were left-handed. So 75 per cent of those involved.
And that despite the fact 10-12 per cent of the world’s population is said to be left-handed.
It is an extension of a trend which has seen left-arm pacers become highly valued – and over-represented, relative to other formats – in T20 cricket.
It is all to do with the fact most batters are naturally attuned to the angles created by right-arm bowlers, given that is generally what they grow up facing more of.
In their book, Hitting Against the Spin, cricket data analysts Nathan Leamon and Ben Jones suggest the advantage for a left-arm pace bowler in T20 is amplified because of the obligation on the batter to attack.
“The more attacking the batsman, the more reliant they are on anticipation,” they write.
“This effectively increases the time pressure on the batsman, so increases the reliance on anticipation, and therefore increases the left-arm bowler’s advantage.”


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