Small Business Sector Urged to Hold Strain

first_imgSmall Business Sector Urged to Hold Strain CommerceMarch 26, 2010 Advertisements RelatedSmall Business Sector Urged to Hold Strain RelatedSmall Business Sector Urged to Hold Straincenter_img RelatedSmall Business Sector Urged to Hold Strain FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, is imploring entrepreneurs in the small business sector to continue to hold strain and have confidence that the economy will begin to thrive.“It’s difficult, but I just want to encourage you to feel confident not only in your ability to play your part and to grow your business, but to have confidence in your country. These difficult times will pass, and when they do, we are hoping as an administration to establish our economy on a real sustainable footing,” Mr. Samuda said at yesterday’s (March 24) meeting of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Alliance.He told entrepreneurs, who attended the meeting held at Jamaica Trade and Invest’s (JTI) Trafalgar Road headquarters that the government will not be pursuing a policy, “where we make things easy today by accumulating debt, but tomorrow the next generation has to pay for it and we suffer.”Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda looks at the MSME Alliance’s most recent report, during his address at the organisation’s third annual general meeting at Jamaica Trade and Invest’s Trafalgar Road headquarters, yesterday (March 24).Noting that this type of policy is unsustainable, he stated that emphasis will be placed on productive enterprises, as the government seeks to regenerate a culture of industriousness.“We have to try and encourage those in the productive sector to help us to work our way out of this.those days (of easy money) quite frankly are over. It is over for the banks and its over for those customers who sit back and reap great dividends and do nothing,” he stated.In fact, Mr. Samuda said, this new approach will redound to the benefit of small business owners who are faced with the challenge of sourcing funds, as increased competition in the financial sector, will force banks to seek out such entrepreneurs.President of the MSME Alliance, Professor Rosalea Hamilton (left), in discussion with Treasurer of the Alliance Mr. Orville Christie (centre), and Vice President of Representation and External Affairs for the Alliance, Mr. Donovan Wignall, during the third annual general meeting of organsiation, which was held at Jamaica Trade and Invest’s Trafalgar Road headquarters, yesterday (March 24).“In order to sustain the level of administrative costs that they (banks) have to pay to run heir businesses, they will have to be more aggressive in their loan portfolios,” he projected.The MSME Alliance comprises more than 3,200 organisations and 300,000 MSMEs associations across sectors such as manufacturing, personal services, transportation, entertainment, agriculture, mining, and retailing.It seeks to build meaningful partnerships and create strategic alliances and effective networking between existing business associations and their members.last_img read more

The Forgotten Flood

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email HEART BUTTE – Along the bucolic waters of Birch Creek, the scars of the 1964 flood are still painfully clear. What was once a lush, small valley at the foot of the Rockies is now a floodplain riddled with gravel and rock. Fifty years ago this creek swelled to a raging river, a quarter mile wide and nearly 40 feet deep. “A lot of old memories come back to me,” said Darrell Williamson, 60, as he looked across the creek south of Heart Butte. “A lot of painful memories, too. My aunt and cousin are still out there somewhere.” At least 19 people died on the banks of Birch Creek on June 8, 1964, when the 157-foot high Swift Dam was breached, sending 31,000 acre feet of water downstream at a rate of 800,000 cubic feet per second. While well-deserved attention has been given to the impact of the flood of 1964 in the Flathead Valley – thanks in part to the Hungry Horse News’ Mel Ruder and his Pulitzer Prize winning coverage – there is less coverage of its devastating impact on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. No one was killed in the Flathead when its namesake river overran its banks, but at least 30 people died east of the divide when the Swift and Two Medicine dams broke on June 8, when 8 inches of rain fell in the Browning area in less than 36 hours. That abnormal rainfall, coupled with a massive melting snowpack, led to one of Montana’s worst natural disasters. In just one day, more than 260 homes were destroyed and countless families were left homeless. “We all knew what was going on here,” said Mike Billedeaux. “But the rest of the world didn’t.” Billedeaux had just turned 10 years old and was living on the shores of Lower Saint Mary Lake near Babb, on the eastern edge of Glacier National Park, with his parents and older brother. On the morning of June 8, school was canceled in Babb because neither the students nor teachers could drive through the muddy, washed-out roads in the area. Unfazed by the storm or the rising waters, Billedeaux, his brother and a few other local kids hiked into the hills east of their home. Back then, for a kid on the Blackfeet, “being stuck inside was a punishment,” Billedeaux said. While the Billedeaux boys were playing with their friends that morning, Blackfeet Irrigation Project workers were scrambling to prevent water from flowing into area canals because of breaks downstream. With nowhere else to go, the water began to back up and flood Saint Mary Lake, according to Billedeaux. Within a few hours, his family’s lakeshore house was surrounded by water. When Billedeaux returned home he realized that two of the family’s three pets – a dog named Dolby and a cat named Cat – were still inside. The 10-year-old swam nearly 1,000 feet toward the house, reaching the roof of the family’s flooded 1955 Chevy Nomad station wagon. After catching his breath, Billedeaux headed for the front door. Unknown to him, the water level inside was lower than outside and when he pushed open the door, he rode in on a tidal wave. “For a moment (when I was underwater), I probably thought that was the end,” he said. “But once I hit the back wall and the water leveled back out I realized I’d be OK.” Crawling his way to the top of the kitchen counter, Billedeaux was able to spot Dolby and Cat and grabbed them before heading for the water again. With the cat on his neck, clawing into his skin, and the dog swimming at his side, Billedeaux slowly made it back to shore. With the animals safe, Billedeaux and his brother waited for their parents, who had left before the house flooded to help a family friend. It would be more than a week before any of them returned home. Meanwhile, nearly 70 miles to the south near Birch Creek, an even deadlier scenario was unfolding. Williamson, his uncle and father awoke early with plans to travel to Browning that morning. After surveying the washed-out the roads, they decided to stay home. Later that morning, as the water in Birch Creek continued to rise, Williamson’s father decided to take the family to higher ground. After packing their cars, they drove upstream to another family member’s house. As they watched the water rise from their vehicles, Williamson saw cattle running downstream as a growing wall of water cascaded toward them. The Swift Dam, about 10 miles away, had ruptured. The doors of the two vehicles swung open and everyone scurried up a steep embankment to higher ground. “Once we got to the top of the hill, my grandmother’s house, which was upstream, floated by,” Williamson said. “I’ll never forget the look on my father’s face as he watched his mother’s home go by.” While everyone in Williamson’s immediate family was accounted for, the true toll of the flash flood was beginning to reveal itself when they found seven of his cousins from the NewBreast family walking toward them. The kids, who ranged in age from 2 to 11 years old, told them their mother had taken them to higher ground but then she turned back toward their house. Both of their parents and their sister Patricia were missing. They later found the father’s body downstream, but the mother and daughter were never accounted for. Fifty years later, on a windy afternoon, the question of where his aunt or cousin ended up still haunted Williamson as he visited the very embankment he clambered up to escape the rushing water. “It left its mark,” Williamson said, looking across the creek and toward the mountains. “If it had happened at night I don’t think there would have been anyone left. I just thank God we survived.” After the flood, Williamson and his family moved into a shack in Browning and a year later they moved into a 20-by-24-foot temporary home in Heart Butte that still stands today. For his part, a few days after the flood Billedeaux and his family headed for Browning, where the Red Cross had set up refugee camps and cached supplies. Each person was allowed to take three shirts, three pairs of pants, three pairs of socks, a pair of boots and a coat. Billedeaux said it was the first time he had ever received new clothes, mostly because his mother was “good at patching knees.” A week or two later, his family returned to Babb to assess the damage. As they walked into the home, his mother broke down, realizing the family, which had little to begin with, had lost everything, including the family photos. “That’s when I realized what had really happened,” Billedeaux said. “The devastation hadn’t sunk in because up until that point it had been an adventure.” Besides the obvious human toll of the flood of 1964, Williamson and Billedeaux said the event forced many from the land on which they were born and raised. More people decided to move to towns like Browning and Heart Butte and over time that changed the tribe’s culture and its relationship with the land. Both men still vividly recall the events of 50 years ago, and both said, until recently, they had talked little about their experiences in the flood. “I can remember it like yesterday,” Billedeaux said. “That’s true,” Williamson added. “I can’t remember what I did yesterday, but I can tell you about the flood of ‘64.” Preserving Montana’s Forgotten FloodThe impact of the 1964 flood in the Flathead Valley and Great Falls dwarfed the human toll on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, where 30 people died and more than 260 homes were destroyed. Yet, with all of that destruction, the flood’s impact on the reservation has often been overlooked, according to author and professor Aaron Parrett from the University of Great Falls, who wrote about the flood in 2004. Parrett said one of the biggest reasons little was written or reported about the flood was that the largest newspapers that were close enough to the reservation, those in Great Falls and Kalispell, were preoccupied covering the flood’s impacts in their own communities. Parrett added that early on during the flood, communication between the reservation and the outside world was cut off and there was no way to report what was going on out there. However, others have suggested one of the reasons little was reported about the flood on the Blackfeet is that some people cared little about what happened on a rural and poverty stricken Indian reservation in Northwest Montana. Two media outlets that did extensively cover the flood were KSEN Radio in Shelby and the Glacier Reporter in Browning. While neither had the reach of the papers elsewhere in the state, the archives of the Glacier Reporter at the Blackfeet Community College serve as an invaluable record of what happened in the weeks and months following the flood. As the 50th anniversary approaches, historians and documentarians are working on recording the story of what happened before those who remember are gone. Last summer, Washington State University journalism professor and filmmaker Benjamin Shors began working on a documentary about the flood. There will also be a mobile phone component so people can travel to certain sites on the reservation and watch interviews and see photos of what happened there a half century earlier. Parrett, who authored the article “Montana’s Worst Natural Disaster” in 2004, will be speaking at a 50th anniversary event at Flathead Valley Community College on June 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Flathead Conservation District and is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.flatheadcd.org. last_img read more

Gardai arrest three men in connection with border crimes

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous article29 patients awaiting admission at LUHNext articleHorgan and Harps Management look to strengthen squad News Highland WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter By News Highland – June 14, 2017 Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Three men have been arrested during a Garda operation in Letterkenny today.Gardai, some of whom were armed, arrested the men on the town’s lower main street at noon today – a car was seized during the operation.The men are currently detained at Letterkenny Garda Station.The arrests have been linked to a spate of burglaries along the border. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Gardai arrest three men in connection with border crimes Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Danielle McLaughlin family solicitor ‘content’ with speed of murder investigation

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter The solicitor for the family of Buncrana woman Danielle Mclaughlin, who was murdered in India, says they are content with the speed of the investigation.A charge sheet has been filed against 24 year old Vikat Bhagat who accused of murdering Danielle in March.He is also accused of rape, robbery and destruction of evidence. The court document also shows evidence that 28 year old Danielle struggled with her attacker.The McLaughlin Family lawyer, Des Doherty, says things are moving as he expects:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Desweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter Facebook Danielle McLaughlin family solicitor ‘content’ with speed of murder investigation Pinterestcenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Facebook Previous article900k approved to upgrade x-ray equipment in four Donegal locationsNext articleDerry City announce Three new signings News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – June 12, 2017 WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

One more Covid 19 death reported

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Google+ One person diagnosed with Covid-19 has died in the Republic.Officials at the Department of Health say 11 further cases have also been confirmed. No new cases have been reported in Donegal.The pandemic death toll here how stands at 1,727 — with 25,405 people known to have contracted the disease. Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – June 25, 2020 The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 1 person with COVID-19 has died.There has now been a total of 1,727 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Wednesday 24th June, the HPSC has been notified of 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,405* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.The National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Thursday 25th June) to review Ireland’s ongoing response and preparedness to COVID-19.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “NPHET noted today that over a third of new cases in the past 14 days are under 35 years of age.  It also noted a number of EU countries reported an increase in new cases.“7% of cases notified in Ireland over the past fortnight have been associated with travel. NPHET expressed a clear view that overseas travel poses a risk to importation of the disease and to further transmission in Ireland. “The ECDC has recently warned that the pandemic is not over. Ireland has made significant gains in suppressing COVID-19. Our task over the coming weeks and months is maintaining these gains.”Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “COVID-19 is accelerating globally with 4 million cases recorded in the last month.“Considering the international experience with the disease, we cannot afford complacency. Continue to be aware of the risks and follow the public health advice designed to protect individuals.”*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 25,405 confirmed cases reflects this. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleJuly Provision scheme has been “mishandled” – DohertyNext articleThe Score – 25/06/20 News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR One more Covid 19 death reported Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Metro Atlanta Avoids Storm, But Still Feels Economic Impact

first_img Share 0:52 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Metro Atlanta appears poised to bypass the brunt of Monday’s winter event. However, out of an abundance of caution, government and school officials ordered many nonessential workers to stay home. That caution will likely carry an economic impact.0:52Gov. Nathan Deal ordered all nonessential state workers in the affected areas, including those at the Capitol, to stay home. “A large part of the message that came out of last year: err on the side of caution,” said Deal spokesman Brian Robinson. He was referring, of course, to January 2014 when ice left thousands of Georgians stranded on highways and in schools.  Deal’s cautious approach comes at a cost. “If I didn’t go to work today and didn’t stop off for a cup of coffee, I’m not going to go buy two cups of coffee tomorrow,” said Evan Gold of the weather advisory firm Planalytics. “That is economic activity that just gets lost and won’t be able to be made up.”When metro Atlanta shuts down due to weather, whether it materializes or not, Gold estimates a loss of $10 million per day in economic activity. However, Monday is President’s Day so many government buildings and businesses were already planning to close. And some schools and businesses opted to stay open anyway, despite the warnings. It all means the economic impact is probably a bit less than the $10 million figure, said Gold. “It’s not a huge number in the grand scheme of things, but for small businesses and people who are losing hourly wages, it certainly matters to them,” said Gold.   ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

UWCs Full Scholarships for Macedonian Highschool Students

first_imgUWCs Full Scholarships for Macedonian Highschool Students Tweet Deadline: 20 February 2011Open to: excellent Macedonian students, aged 16United World Colleges are the only existing international organization that brings students together from around the world, that are selected from their National Committees. UWCs are unique and deliver a challenging and transformative educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.Selected students live and study for 2 years in one of the 3  UWCs (Italy, China or Bosnia and Herzegovina), all with distinctive characters, but sharing the same mission, ethos and values, and are educated under the worldwide recognized and prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. UWCs offer students the opportunity to develop international understanding through a program which combines high quality academic study that encourages personal initiative and social responsibility.Eligibility*16 years of age*Achieved grade average of 4.5 in high school*Lived on the territory of Republic of Macedonia for at least 5 years*Diligent, resilient, self-motivated, and academically focused*Student of exceptional promice and potential worldwide*Ethical, honest, with high integrity, committed to international and intercultural understanding*Passion and responsibility to represent the Republic of Macedonia, your homeland, in an international settingApplicationInterested students should apply with the Macedonian National Committee by official e-mail [email protected] this call there are full scholarships available for the following United World Colleges:*UWC Adriatic – Italy*UWC Hong Kong – Hong Hong (China)*UWC Mostar – Bosna and Herzegovina.The selection process can be divided into 3 (three) parts:1.    Application completion and submission by the potential student is the first step (please note that there are 2 (two) essays on selected topics, one of which must be written in Macedonian and the other in English).2.    Interview of the selected students from the application process, follows part one, conducted by the members of the Macedonian National Committee.3.    Finally, extensive discussion regarding the financial, educational, and social aspects of the scholarship and the missions and values of the UWCs, is lead with the parents or guardians of the chosen students to receive the scholarships, and if all parties are agreeable, the official contract is executed.More information about the essays and the selection procedure can be found [email protected] website One thought on “UWCs Full Scholarships for Macedonian Highschool Students” on February 20, 2011 at 10:22 am Open Call: The new Democratic Wo/Men of the Western Balkans aged 16+ or only 16? Women’s Rights in Central Europe, the Former Soviet Union, and Mongolia → By stejs says: European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe Reddit Log in to Reply +1 ← Media Focus on Volunteering, Denmark Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Open Call: Western Balkans Y-Peer Training of Trainers Share 0 Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 Pocket February 17, 2011 Published by Site Default last_img read more

Valve wipes user reviews over free Steam keys

first_imgValve wipes user reviews over free Steam keysRosePortal Games paid a high price for swapping game access for community reviewsMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefThursday 1st October 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRosePortal GamesValve has wiped all Steam user reviews from RosePortal Games’ Epic Quest of the 4 Crystals, after it was discovered that the studio had offered free keys to incentivise its players.The “promotion” started on September 25, and an official response to the practice was posted yesterday. According to Valve, RosePortal’s actions represented a “manipulation” of the user review system, which plays a significant role in games being discovered on Steam’s increasingly crowded storefront.”Unfortunately, we cannot tell which reviews were manipulated in this way,” Valve continued. “To preserve the integrity of user reviews on the product, we’re deleting all user reviews to date. If you wish to repost your review, we welcome you to do so. We’ve emailed all affected customers and included a copy of their user review.”Advertising laws in many countries require you to disclose any compensation for your review. If you received anything from a publisher or developer in exchange for a user review please say so in your review.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Valve has modified its policies around user reviews over the last year, largely as a response to its own community-focused strategy. In October last year, for example, the introduction of the Steam Discovery Update prompted this clarification on the responsibility of Curators:”If you’ve accepted money or other compensation for making a product review or for posting a recommendation, you must disclose this fact in your recommendation.”Thanks Kotaku.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 8 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 10 hours agoLatest comments (3)Darren Adams Managing Director, ChaosTrend5 years ago Review/chart manipulation seems to be a staple marketing technique used in mobile these days, I would estimate there are way more cases of this on Steam than they are aware of.If I had a pound for every email I get offering 1000 5star reviews on ios, android, steam, I am sure I would be rich! 😀 Edited 2 times. Last edit by Darren Adams on 1st October 2015 10:15am 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyDragos-Florin Stanculescu CEO & Co Founder, Holotech Studios5 years ago I trust there is a fair amount of undisclosed advertising that is going on in the YouTube space (and similar) as well, not as much from top YouTubers (as one might think) but from some small or medium ones instead.We’ve been approached (as a company) by medium sized YouTubers that typically do Let’s Plays saying “hey if I’m using your program I’m advertising it to my audience, so you should be paying me – not to mention giving it to me for free” . At which point we said “Are you willing to disclose to your users that what you are doing is in fact an advertorial, for which you have received payment (and a free full license of the program)?”. And a surprising number of them said something like :“Not exactly, I’m just making my usual videos but also use your program.” And when we replied: “We’d love to collaborate on advertising (i.e: pay you, or offer other advantages), but if we do that you must clearly disclose that fact to your viewers. Otherwise you are taking advantage of their trust.” Quite a few of them were surprised by this stance, as they were accustomed to receive advantages for the promise of some form of undisclosed advertising on their part, and they didn’t see it as being morally/ethically wrong; ( some of them even got angry and called us stupid and greedy ).An interesting aspect is that the large and the top YouTubers that have actually covered our software have made their videos without contacting us or without requesting anything from us (in fact we only found out about those videos after they were already posted- they didn’t even ask us for a review copy, which we would have been happy to provide upon request) . In our experience, all large/top tier YouTubers that we’ve come in contact with were quite professional/ethical in this regard, while at the other end of the spectrum, among the medium/small ones, there were quite a few of those who would ignore the ethics/morals for a small financial advantage. Edited 1 times. Last edit by Dragos-Florin Stanculescu on 1st October 2015 2:54pm 5Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyGreg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 5 years ago @Barrie: We’re supposed to note in reviews if a game code or retail copy was received from a developer or publisher. Most sites should note this at the bottom of the review (or even in the review proper). But as I note in my stock answer to the occasional query I get from a reader or three about the practice, a free game isn’t a “good” game because it wasn’t paid for.last_img read more

Kenya: Olkaria residents seek stake in geothermal power project

first_img Previous articleSA Hawks bust man for sale of illegal electricity vouchersNext articleNigeria: TCN is responsible for power cuts – IBEDC 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. While the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is gearing up to commission the Olkaria V geothermal power project, residents in the area are demanding 50% representation in the project’s stakeholders’ coordination committee.Over the weekend, the dwellers held a peaceful demonstration against the upcoming 140MW Olkaria V geothermal power project.Local media, The Standard, reported that the occupants are accusing KenGen of giving them a “raw deal” and as such are threatening to block the commissioning of the project by President Uhuru Kenyatta next month.Residents’ land claimsSpeaking to the media, area leader Maenga Kisotu said residents gave up community land for the exploration of more geothermal energy but KenGen had failed to keep their end of the agreement.“KenGen has refused to include the community in the stakeholders’ coordination committee despite the effects the power generation has on the community,” Kisotu said.According to the media, the sentiments were echoed by another leader, Mwangi Sululu, who claimed that an earlier Memorandum of Understanding between the community and the power generating company had been ignored.“Before this project we were relocated to an area that has no water, pasture for our animals and the roads are impassable,” Sululu said.Responding to the allegations, KenGen denied the accusations, saying a stakeholders’ coordination committee was addressing all the issues raised by the pastoralists, media reported.Geothermal powerIn Q2 of 2016, it was reported that Japan’s deputy ambassador, Mikio Mori, confirmed that the procurement phase for the Olkaria V geothermal power project was complete and that construction is expected to commence soon.In a separate statement, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) awarded KenGen with the 2016 Presidential award for its flagship green energy project, Olkaria I Units 4 and 5.It was reported that the Olkaria I Units 4 and 5 were among eight projects and five individuals that were recognised in 2016. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Generation RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finance and Policy AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector last_img read more

fercoutage

first_img Ex-New York power market CEO named interim ERCOT CEO RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Texas regulators ordered an investigation into rolling blackouts that struck the state’s electric grid on Feb. 2 and 3, including whether market manipulation played a role in disrupting natural gas and electricity supplies. Linkedin Facebook O&MInstrumentation & Controls The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission opened a staff inquiry into recent electric power outages and restrictions of natural gas and electricity service in Texas and other western states. fercoutage FERC said the inquiry will seek to identify the causes of the disruptions and to identify any appropriate actions for preventing their recurrence. It said this is not an enforcement investigation. Any decisions on whether to initiate enforcement investigations will be made at a later time. FERC directed its staff to report back on its findings and recommendations as soon as practicable. Twitter Facebookcenter_img Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today Linkedin 2.15.2011 By chloecox – Twitter Vistra: Texas freeze caused $1.6B negative cash flow impact Read more news and features on operations and maintenance. Previous articleSONGS steam generatorNext article2012 US Federal Budget Proposal chloecox TAGSERCOT No posts to displaylast_img read more