Tanzania outpace Nigeria in rural electrification rates

first_img TAGSenergy accessNigeriarural electrificationTanzania Previous articleGauging wind power capacity in Africa and the Middle EastNext articleEmbedded generation standards mark progress for South Africa’s ESI Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Join discussions around Energy Revolution at the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference. Click here to register to attend or for more information about the event. For Masasi District, the minister said the government decided to review the action plan that enabled them to increase the number of villages that will benefit from the project in that district. He further said that REA III-1 will be completed in June 2020 but the government has agreed with the contractors executing the project to finish the relevant work two months earlier. As such the contractors are expected to hand over the project to Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) by 31 April 2020. He further explained that it had never happened before in history to have a district that had full coverage of electricity in all villages. “Initially, Nigeria was the leadingcountry by 72%, but we are now leading in the continent, as we have reachedmore than 74% now,” said the minister. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “But this time, the government has made it; there are 34 districts that are fully covered with power supply, the same spirit will spread countrywide,” he said, adding that a total of 11,070 public institutions had also been connected to electricity between 2015 and 2019, up from 3,200 that were enjoying the service in the past. “In the original design, only a few villages were to benefit from this project. This is because other villages fall under the jurisdiction of councils or cities and not districts and thus did not meet the criteria since they had the status of streets and not villages,” he explained. Improved efforts to deploying rural electrification across rural Tanzania has placed the East African country in the top slot in the continent, according to Tanzania’s Minister for Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Read more about rural electrification Finance and Policy Tanzania Daily News cited Dr Kalemani stating that a total of 9,001 villages in the country have been connected; of these 3,559 villages were connected through the first round of Phase Three Rural Electrification Project (REA III-1), which is ongoing. Generation Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletterlast_img read more

Together we can save our nation from economic crisis

first_imgHello everyone!! My name is Aditya Narkar and I am a social worker.  The word “social worker” is associated with me as I am a businessman with objective welfare of society. This article enlightens the issues and difficulties faced by Small and Medium business due to COVID-19. As per the market analysis, the only way to sustain business competition during this period is workforce reduction.However, in my opinion, this is not the right solution. Laying off employees may help in the short term but if this approach is adopted businesses won’t sustain in the long run. This is because as people will not have a job they will start spending less which will lead to a decrease in demand thereby leading to a decrease in supply.Ultimately people will not buy products which may not only lead to closure of small and medium-size business but also large scale business will be affected. All this will eventually lead to an economic recession and we all know the impact of the recession in our country. In order to stop this issue, rather than reducing employment we need to understand and spread awareness about coronavirus.First, we need to understand why do we fear corona? Personally, I used to fear corona because once this virus was detected in any person it would lead to the death of that person. Therefore I used to fear that if I suffer from coronavirus, it will spread among my family and will lead to the death of my near and dear ones.But over a period of time, I got to know that the chances of death are very low if precautionary measures are undertaken. The current number of deaths in India due to coronavirus is very low as compared to deaths due to road accidents. But does this means that we all stopped travelling? Did it make us stay at home and avoid travelling? No, It didn’t. We all still love to travel a lot all around the country on our favourite bikes and cars despite knowing the chances of death due to road accidents are pretty high. Do u wonder why we still travel even though there are so many issues related to travelling? The answer is we take precautions in the form of wearing a helmet, putting a seat belt on while driving, we abide by the traffic rules and regulations. In the current scenario, employees are in requirement of job security and we as businessmen need to support them during this tense situation. I would recommend you all to start working even during this tense situation but will all the necessary precautions. Wear your mask, maintain human distance, sanitize your hands etc. as precautions for coronavirus. We all are in this and we all have to come out of this. All we need is to stay united, follow the government rules and regulations, save our country from economical crisis and help our country to perform better during this period.I BELIEVE WE TOGETHER CAN MAKE INDIA A SUPERPOWER IN NEAR FUTURE!!last_img read more

Senior Profile: Kalub Smith

first_img Top Searches Top Searches WESTHoopWilk PreviousBilly R TuckerNextBREAKING NEWS: Peebles man arrested, charged with murder Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Senior Profile: Kalub SmithMay 22, 2018Peoples DefenderSenior Profiles, Sports0 HomeSportsSenior ProfilesSenior Profile: Kalub Smith SPORTS EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, The People’s Defender will profile an Adams County senior student/athlete so our community and readers can get to know better these outstanding young people who participate both in athletics and academics in their high school.NAME:Kalub SmithSCHOOL:Peebles High SchoolPARENTS:Jessie Smith and Monica MusicSPORTS PLAYED IN HIGH SCHOOL:Soccer, Track, BaseballFAVORITE SPORT:SoccerFAVORITE THING ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS:Hanging out with friendsLEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS:ConditioningMOST MEMORABLE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MOMENT:When my friends came to support me after surgeryFAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST OR GROUP:Brady MoorePLACE YOU’D LOVE TO TRAVEL TO:Bora BoraYOUR FAVORITE MOVIE:”Deadpool”YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS:Criminal MindsFAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:HistoryFAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY:Hanging out with my friendsFAVORITERESTAURANT:Anything MexicanWOULD LOVE TO TRADE PLACES FOR A DAY WITH:Donald TrumpFUTURE PLANS:Become a teacher Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGPrime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. last_img read more

Law enforcement, dozens of volunteers searching for missing Maine woman

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, ME) — Authorities and dozens of volunteers are searching for a 47-year-old woman who disappeared overnight Sunday.The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office requested the public’s help in locating Kristin Westra, who was last seen Sunday evening at her home on Lufkin Road in North Yarmouth.Westra’s husband woke up Monday morning and discovered that she was not home and reported her missing around 9 a.m., Cumberland County Capt. Scott Stewart said in a press conference Tuesday.Westra was last seen by her husband before he went to bed Sunday night, Stewart told ABC News.A neighbor’s surveillance footage captured Westra returning to her home following a jog around 6 p.m. Sunday, Stewart said.More than 70 volunteers and several law enforcement agencies and first responders were searching for Westra on Tuesday afternoon, Stewart said during a press conference Tuesday.Westra is described as 5-feet-10-inches tall and 140 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. Authorities did not have a description of the clothing she was wearing when she disappeared.It is unknown if Westra has a vehicle or “why she would be missing,” according to a release from the sheriff’s office.Overcast weather prevented searchers from using a plane to look for Westra, ABC affiliate WMTW in Poland Spring, Maine, reported.Additional details were not immediately available.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

A bloody August weekend included 2 mass shootings within 15 hours

first_imgaijohn784/iStock(NEW YORK) — It has been a bloody August weekend in the United States with multiple shootings reported across the country, including two mass shootings — one in El Paso, Texas on Saturday morning and one in Dayton, Ohio, Sunday morning — that left at least 29 people dead, collectively.In El Paso, at least 20 people were killed and dozens more injured on Saturday morning during a massacre at a Walmart that was packed with back-to-school shoppers, making it one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, officials said. The wounded ranged in age from a 2-year-old child to an 82-year-old victim.The suspect was identified by authorities as Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas. He is being held on a charge of capital murder, court records show.Less than 15 hours later, in Dayton, at least nine people were killed and 27 injured after a gunman wearing body armor and wielding an AK-47-style assault rifle opened fire in in the bustling Oregon District of Dayton, Mayor Nan Whaley told ABC News.The suspected shooter was shot and killed by responding officers “in less than a minute” after opening fire, Whaley said. Police said they were only aware of one shooter.In addition to Texas and Ohio, gun deaths were also reported in multiple other states, including Illinois, Virginia, Louisiana, Florida and Maryland.In Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that since Friday evening at least three people have been killed and 37 more injured in shootings within city limits, including 22 people shot Sunday in less than four hours.According to the ABC News affiliate KATC-TV, an infant in Shreveport, Louisiana, was shot and killed Saturday in a drive-by shooting. Shreveport Police said a vehicle drove by and began shooting into a home, striking the one-month-old girl, who was pronounced dead.In Maryland, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office said on Saturday, officers responded to a call that a 42-year-old southern Maryland man had shot and killed his in-laws. Police said relatives arrived and the suspect Mark Hughes then shot at an 11-year-old boy, who fled the scene and was later treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, and then Hughes fled himself.Hughes was later found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the sheriff’s office.A few hours later in Florida, Pinellas County Sheriff deputies shot and killed a 35-year-old man after police said he had pointed a 12-guage shotgun at them. The man was a suspect in the fatal shooting of his mother, according to the sheriff’s office.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Trump, May talk trade on the sidelines of UN summit

first_imgA White House readout of the same meeting, released this morning, did not mention trade at all. Also On POLITICO Brexit Files Insight Theresa May’s tricky numbers game By Tom McTague U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May again sought to convince President Donald Trump of the damage that an ongoing case between U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing and its Canadian rival Bombardier could bring to Northern Ireland, according to a readout of their meeting released Thursday.”The prime minister reiterated to the president the importance of Bombardier to the economy of Northern Ireland and the importance of protecting the jobs the company provides,” May’s office said of the meeting, which was held Wednesday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.Trump also repeated his desire for a strong trading relationship with the U.K., including through a trade deal struck after Britain completes its exit from the European Union, the readout said. May responded that “Britain will continue to be a true champion of global free trade,” according to the statement.last_img read more

Phoenix Monster Energy Series qualifying order

first_imgSee the order that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars will head out for single-car qualifying on Saturday afternoon (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). You can view the list here or by clicking the printer icon above.last_img

Walk-On’s announces opening date, details for Port Arthur restaurant

first_imgIt’s been well more than a year in the making, and now Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux has a date set for its newest location.Located at 2729 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. in Port Arthur, the restaurant opens to the public on Jan. 11.Last month, the signature sports bar and family friendly restaurant announced it was seeking up to 225 individuals to join its team. Interested candidates were encouraged to apply at walk-ons.com/careers.Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux includes 10,700-square-feet of space, more than 80 TVs, an expansive patio and a variety of local beers on tap. (Candace Hemelt/The News)With a talented staff now in place, Franchisee C.O. Vallet said they are very excited to introduce Walk-On’s Louisiana-inspired menu to Port Arthur, Mid-County and beyond. “Port Arthur is very close to the Louisiana border, so we feel confident that the community will become big fans of Walk-On’s signature Cajun cuisine served in a family-friendly, game-day atmosphere,” Vallet said last month.The grand opening fun includes free mini footballs autographed by New Orleans Saints superstar and Walk-On’s Co-Owner Drew Brees and a chance to win free Walk-On’s for a year.The 10,700-square-feet restaurant features more than 80 TVs, an expansive patio and a variety of local beers on tap.When the restaurant opens, it will be the first Walk-On’s in Port Arthur, 15th in Texas and 46th systemwide. Each dish is made from scratch, using fresh ingredients to bring its mouthwatering, Cajun cuisine to life.The diverse menu features unique twists on game-day staples and upscale takes on Louisiana mainstays, such as crawfish etouffee, duck and andouille gumbo and Krispy Kreme donut bread pudding. For a complete menu, locations and more information, visit walk-ons.com.When Valet announced the project in 2019, he told Port Arthur Newsmedia of the special meaning behind its location. His wife, Cindy, is a Port Arthur native and 1972 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School.last_img read more

Mike Birbiglia’s Latest Solo Comedy The New One Opens on Broadway

first_imgAbout the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Mike Birbiglia’s The New One View Comments Related Shows Illustration by Justin “Squigs” Robertson for Broadway.com Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 Following an acclaimed off-Broadway run at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Mike Birbiglia’s latest solo work The New One opens at Broadway’s Cort Theatre on November 11. Seth Barrish directs the production, which began previews on October 25. The New One marks Birbiglia’s Broadway debut.Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. His most recent off-Broadway shows, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, were both filmed for Netflix. In addition to performing live, Birbiglia is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed and starred in the films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. Last year, Birbiglia was honored with the Kurt Vonnegut Award for humor.Written by Birbiglia with additional writing by Jennifer Hope Stein, The New One features set design by Beowulf Boritt, lighting design by Aaron Copp and sound design by Leon Rothenberg.To celebrate opening night, Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched a portrait featuring the show’s writer and star bringing his long-appreciated talent to the Great White Way. Star Files Mike Birbiglialast_img read more

Vermont Public Service Commissioner testifies on nuclear Issues at US Senate hearing

first_imgThe Honorable Don MosierCouncil MemberCity of Del Mar, CA  Vermont Public Service Department Commissioner Christopher Recchia will appear before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Wednesday at 10 am, to testify at a hearing on stakeholder perspectives about nuclear power plant decommissioning.“I look forward to discussing these critical issues about plant closure and management with the Senate Committee, as Vermont Yankee and other nuclear plants around the country enter shut down phases and head toward decommissioning” Recchia said.  “Senator Sanders has been clearly instrumental in getting this topic to be taken up by the Committee as a whole, and I am most appreciative, both to Senator Sanders and Chairman Senator Boxer (CA), for making this a priority” he added.  Recchia will be commenting on state’s need for a meaningful role in the decommissioning process, the current NRC exemption process, and spent fuel management priorities.  He will also be addressing bills introduced today by Senators Boxer, Sanders and Markey related to these topics.Recchia will appear on a panel with:Michael F. WeberDeputy Exec Dir for Operations Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, and Compliance Prgms, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  Mr. Marvin S. FertelPresident & Chief Executive OfficerNuclear Energy InstituteMore information can be found at this link: http://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Majority.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=9e96d72a-fe2a-308a-c411-5eae743b183c&Region_id=&Issue_id(link is external)=center_img Mr. Geoffrey H. FettusSenior AttorneyNatural Resources Defense Council last_img read more