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Real Madrid, Ronaldo mesmerize Kuwait

Spanish giants blank Kuwait 2-0 Real, Ronaldo mesmerize Kuwait By Chidi Emmanuel KUWAIT: Activities in Kuwait were brought to a halt yesterday evening as the Spanish La Liga champions played with the Kuwait national team at the Al-Kuwait Sports Club stadium in Kaifan. The stadium was filled to capacity as Kuwaiti youths, fans and families struggled to catch a glimpse of the Madrid team. The match, which Real won 2-0, started with lots of pomp and peasantries. There were colorful fireworks…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on May 17, 2012 at 12:20am — No Comments

Ghana To Export Nuclear Energy To The Sub-region

Ghana is working assiduously to explore the feasibility of nuclear energy in its power mix, as it strives to become a major net exporter of energy to other West Africa States.



Thus, government’s intervention geared towards increasing the total installation capacity of electricity generation, currently at 2000 megawatt, to 5000 megawatt in 2015, has targeted the utilisation of nuclear power to supply…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 15, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

African Union Commissioner Urges Continent To Implement PIDA At International Forum Of The Africa-Eu Energy Partnership

The African Union Commission has called for the implementation of energy related projects, in particular those related to the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). This is because PIDA, through its institutional architecture, will develop efficient, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly infrastructure for the physical integration of the continent, and enhance access to modern energy services for the majority of the African population. The programme will…

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Added by Linda Larbie on May 10, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogues

UNDP and the Brazilian Government have set up a series of online “Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogues.” There are open to everyone: UN and NGO staff, activists and other members of the public. The dialogues function in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.
All you need to do is to go to www.riodialogues.org & select “Join the Dialogues

Added by Kateregga Dennis on May 8, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

SHOULD THE LAND TITLES ON THE LAKE SHORES AND RIVER BANKS BE RECALLED

Minister for environment maria mutagamba has advised govt to recall all land titles issued on the shores of lakes and banks of rivers in order to reduce rampant encroachment on the protection zones of these water bodies. Mutagamba said Lake Victoria had lost its filtering capacity due to encroachment and because of this Govt spends billions of shillings towards treatment of water before it is pumped back to kampalas 2 million people. (Radio1 Talk show)

Added by Kateregga Dennis on May 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Pension for foreign workers in Kuwait?

Pension for foreign

workers in Kuwait?

 

By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: Before leaving Kuwait finally, Charlie Dag was wondering what life is going to look like in his home country Ivory Coast - having spent most of his youthful and useful years in Kuwait. Without a permanent residence or any pension scheme, the future looked bleak as he navigated through the immigration counters at Kuwait airport on his way back home. “I am glad and sad at the same time. I am happy…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 21, 2012 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Greening Africa’s Future

The 4th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF), this year in Addis Ababa, opened its doors today to over 1,000 registered participants from across the globe to foster a discussion on climate change and carbon finance in Africa.

 

The message resonating this year from Addis is that Africa represents a golden opportunity for a green future.



“The vast potential represented by African countries in the fight against climate change cannot be underestimated,” said Christiana Figueres,…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 19, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Africa Poised for Faster Growth In Spite of Volatile Global Economy―New World Bank Report

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains strong and is poised for lift-off after growing at 4.9 percent in 2011, just shy of the pre-crisis average of 5 percent. Excluding South Africa, which accounts for over a third of the region’s GDP, growth in the rest of region was 5.9 percent, making it one of the fastest growing developing regions, according to a new World Bank report on Africa’s economy.  



 

Over a third of countries in the region attained growth rates of at least…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 19, 2012 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Health experts convene to achieve MDG 5

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight objectives agreed by all 193 members of the United Nations and 23 international organisations. With 2015 set as the deadline, the global goals include eradicating extreme poverty, fighting disease epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, achieving universal primary education and developing a global partnership for development.



Originally set out at the Millennium Summit in 2000, progress towards achieving the goals has been mixed with advancement…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 12, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

Equatorial Guinea Participates in Global Environment Facility Project for Sustainable Forestry

Equatorial Guinea is now part of a Global Environment Facility (GEF) project titled ‘A Regional Focus on Sustainable Timber Management in the Congo Basin’, an initiative backed by international development organizations, national NGOs, and government officials. One of three pilot countries, Equatorial Guinea will begin a series of regional activities in which all GEF participants will collaborate closely to address illegal logging and ensure the sustainability of forest…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 11, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Ghana to boost Takoradi power output

Ghana and Canada will cooperate on expanding the Aboadze thermal plant in Takoradi.

President John Evans Atta Mills, who held discussions on the plant with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) last November in Canada, met this month with executives of the Corporation in Ghana.

The CCC is the main investment grouping in Canada, and the executives led by Marc Whittington, are in the country to sign an agreement with the Government of Ghana to support the expansion of the…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 10, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Cousin marriages - Keeping it in the family

Cousin marriages - Keeping it in the family

By Chidi Emmanuel

 

KUWAIT: Marriage between cousins is a very old tradition in this part of the world. It has both cultural and religious ties. In some religions, it is acceptable, for example in Islam. But in others it is forbidden, for example among some Hindus, Christian and Sikh religious groups. There are many reasons for cousins to marry. Marrying in a known family so as to adjust easily, keeping the family’s…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 5, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Cousin marriages - Keeping it in the family

Cousin marriages - Keeping it in the family

By Chidi Emmaruel

 

KUWAIT: Marriage between cousins is a very old tradition in this part of the world. It has both cultural and religious ties. In some religions, it is acceptable, for example in Islam. But in others it is forbidden, for example among some Hindus, Christian and Sikh religious groups. There are many reasons for cousins to marry. Marrying in a known family so as to adjust easily, keeping the family’s…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 5, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Ethiopia Investment Summit to showcase opportunities in the world?s third fastest growing economy

The last decade has shown that in the race to claim the 21st century, Africa will give Asia and a rising Latin America a run for its money. McKinsey global recently published a ground breaking publication named ?Lions on the Move: the progress and potential of African Economies. 

Drawing a direct parallel to the economic emergence of the Asian Tiger Economies, the study fixed impressive numbers against the impending rise of the African Lion economies. 

There is no more…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 4, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Foluso Phillips to address Ghana Economic Forum

One of Nigeria’s leading economists and management consultants, Foluso Phillips, will speak at Ghana Economic Forum scheduled for May 3, 2012 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.







The Ghana Economic Forum will assemble key industry chieftains, senior- level decision-makers in public & private sector organisations in the country and development partners to engage in discussions centred on the how Ghana can sustain the macroeconomic gains made in recent…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 4, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments

ARB APEX bank to give US$ 8m to rural farmers

ARB Apex bank will soon start disbursing low interest loans, up to the tune of US$8million under the Rural Finance Wholesale Fund to rural commercial farmers in the country.





The revolving and medium-term loan facility will be made available to Rural Commercial Banks (RCB) for on-lending to specific commercial farmers as well as micro, medium and small enterprises.





The fund, which is a compact agreement between the Danish and Ghanaian governments, will help…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 4, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Hydropower 'could supply Africa's entire power needs'

Hydropower could supply all of Africa's electricity needs if cross-border cooperation was stepped up, according to a UN report launched last week (12 March) at the World Water Forum in Marseilles, France.



Africa currently generates just one third of its electricity from hydropower, but could learn from cooperation and training programmes with India and some Western countries, according to Ulcay Unver, coordinator of the UN World Water Assessment Programme, which produced its…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

How GlowMark™ works

GlowMark™ Arrow Tactical Safety Marker System

GlowMark™ is a Visual Tactical Glow in The Dark Safety Marker System that harvests light from daylight or ambient light sources indoors and outdoors; and stores lights energy within our unique crystal technology which is at the core of GlowMark™.

The SGCMKII Glow Compound is the Catalyst and is at the…

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Added by Andrew Trice on March 24, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

How GlowMark™ products create massive energy cost savings and reduce carbon emissions providing a staggering ROI, (Return on investment)

How GlowMark™ products create massive energy cost savings and reduce carbon emissions providing a staggering ROI, (Return on investment)

Many so called low energy or money saving conventional lighting and solar powered lighting products contain very harmful and dangerous toxic chemicals which are costing governments millions every year in their disposal costs once these products no longer work; and which are often being deposited in land-fill waste dumping sites…

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Added by Andrew Trice on March 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

GlowMark™ Uses: Pathways and Public Areas

GlowMark™ Uses: Pathways and Public Areas



“Thinking Green and Eco Friendly” We explain the concept of the GlowMark™ Glow Lens™



GlowMark™ is an eco efficient method that is 100% free from electrical power requirements; and with less embodied energy in its manufacture and production process than using standard photo-voltaic cells.



GlowMark™ uses a Unique “New Wonder Technology” which harvests and…

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Added by Andrew Trice on March 23, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

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