Ikeja Electric signs the willing seller, willing buyer policy

first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Nigeria’s electricity distribution company Ikeja Electric has signed a bilateral power purchase agreement with Omole Phase 1 Estate. The agreement is aimed at providing reliable services to customers as provided for by the Willing Seller, Willing Buyer policy. A similar agreement was signed recently with Magodo Residents Association, Shonibare Estate, Ogudu GRA and Ikeja GRA. “The initiative is driven by our commitment to provide our customers with unrivalled exceptional and qualitative services which are tailored towards the company’s core values,” he added. BRICS Read more about:Ikeja ElectricNigeria Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter IE Prestige is an initiative of Ikeja Electric, which is aimed at providing reliable power supply to customers at a cost-reflective rate. In his remark after the signing ceremony, head of corporate communications, Felix Ofulue, said the agreement was a win-win for both parties, noting that the Omole Estate stands to benefit more from the agreement, with the supply of quality power at an average of over 20 hours daily. Generationcenter_img TAGSCost-reflective tariffsdiscosIkeja ElectricNigeria Previous articleAlgeria seeks to resume its dominance in the gas marketNext articleEaton among Fortune Magazine’s 2020 world’s most admired companies 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 UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR He further explained that Ikeja Electric has put in place arrangements for routine preventive maintenance to ensure availability of agreed hours per day as well as other incentives that give the customers maximum quality and value for their spend. Finance and Policy A resident of theEstate, Seun Sonibare, said the deal was “like a dream come true,” describingthe deal as a “marriage of convenience” while ecstatically commending theefforts of both parties for working assiduously to achieve the feat. Image credit: Stock last_img read more

CORONA A LIFE-THREATENING CREATURE!

first_imgCoronavirus is one type of Coronaviridae family virus which usually have single-stranded RNA that have a lipid envelope with a club-shaped structure.The common types of corona that were recognized by scientists include,1.229E (alpha corona).2.NL63 (Alpha corona).3.OC43(Beta corona).4.HK41(Beta corona).The most dangerous among the list is SARS(Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS(Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome).In 2019, Wuhan, China, SARS type of corona caused the disease COVID-19.HOW CORONA ORIGINATED?There is mostly 500-600 undetected corona are in existence one among them includes COVID-19 which is shaking the entire world currently. The coronavirus is believed to be originated from bats because the strands found in the corona are 96% similar to that of strands found in bats. So it is believed that it might be generated from bats and transferred to human beings.“If you look at the genetic sequences of the virus, it’s closely related to a bat virus”- Jim Leduc, Head of Galveston national laboratory, Texas.And also close relative to the bat virus found in the cave at Yuan, China in 2013.HOW IT SPREADS?Its spreads by mainly three ways which are either from human to animals or animals to human or human to human (once they are infected). It also spreads by contact with an infected person by unknowingly touching the things used by them. Moreover, also from the liquid droplets which scattered in the air that is like while sneezing or coughing (the liquid droplets). Even when made to contact with nose, mouth or even eyes.HOW IT AFFECTS THE HUMAN BODY?The common symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, sneezing and all these eventually lead to heavy respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) finally block you lungs tract and affect the entire immune system thus it sadly leads to the death of the person. If you suspect any of the symptoms, contact a health care provider or doctor immediately.IS THERE ANY PREVENTION?1. Yes, you can prevent this by frequently washing your hands with any sanitized lotion or simply soap water which contains some acceptable range of alcohol, especially after you use the washroom and after eating.2. Avoid crowd places as much as possible, if not at least cover up your nose area with cloth or masks.3. Wash your hands frequently.4. Stay away from infected or sick people.ANY VACCINE:Scientists are continuing their researches to develop a powerful vaccine against this deadly virus. I hope will soon they will get success with their work.last_img read more

Indian Education and Private Organizations

first_imgThe Indian education system has been grotesquely torn and scavenged by private institutions because of sheer greed for money-making policy and a lackadaisical attitude of the government.  Since the privatization of education under LPG (Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization) in 1991, many industrialists and multimillionaires (who were not educationists by heart and by nature or academically) jumped into the education business.  It is very easy to run educational institutes, as the nature of education is Marksheet oriented.  The government norms are typical ‘penny wise pound foolish.’  After LPG, three decades have passed, but no private institutes were able to bring laurels internationally.  Still, government institutes are pioneering in academic activities, no private college or university was able to come up with the IITs, or NITs, IIMs or ISI, Bose Institute, or Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics.  No university excelled in the fields of fundamental research of history, literature, or other areas.  Unfortunately, no Indian university stands in the queue of 200 members worldwide.  What is the role of so-called private institutes in Indian education?  They just fight to fill up their seats before the season begins every year, with a bundle of notes tucked with the admission form and allow the poorest (academically), students who are for the sake of degree get admitted.  They neither become good engineers or teachers, nor an entrepreneur.  The salary of the staff and faculty members remain always adversely proportionate, with the generating money of the admission.   No prover Governing body exists, one man army becomes the rules.  Underqualified faculty members are recruited for the sake of avoiding high bucks salary, their career becomes a stalemate.  No or hardly any amount is spent on their development as part of FDP.  Genuine research is never conducted, the culture of this private academia confines to bookish teaching and awarding certificates.  The affiliating universities play an onlooker role, as many things come into the way of understanding.  I have seen one of the biggest Hotel Management institutes of eastern India, affiliated with a Univesity, Kolkata, openly allow students to imitate and there is no observation.  Students exchange, faculty exchange programs are a far cry in private educational institutes.  The contribution of the private educational institutes is so far zero in the development of the nation.  Many merits were either denied of education due to financial crunch, or proper nurturing by the institutes. No strong and symmetrical guidelines have been laid down to curb the menace of mushrooming these institutes.  I was working in a University in Bihar, where I was the lone professor of the English department looking after undergraduate and postgraduate departments.  Students do not come to attend their classes.  The departmental principal told me to prepare answers to the questions.  I checked the copies of the PG final year students, and everybody got high marks, as the answers were written by me, and all copied from them. Morally strong teachers cannot survive in the private educational institute, as they are compelled to compromise with many things. One of the renowned education hubs from Kolkata started college in Germany, and the consequence was a strong push in the neck as they wanted to go to apply the same CHEAP policy there.  Many colleges and universities are run by private trustees in Europe but look at their stature and contribution in education. MIT is a private institute, but anybody would feel proud if he becomes an alumnus.The occult of these private institutes must be curbed and government must have zero tolerance because substandard teaching and environment would ruin not a single man, but a generation.last_img read more

Farm Credit Canada Donates $114,250 to 4-H Canada

first_img Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews 4-H Canada is proud to announce that the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund has provided $114,250 to 233 clubs across Canada to support various activities and local events.The Club Fund is part of FCC’s $250,000 annual commitment to 4-H Canada. In addition to supporting local 4-H club activities through the Club Fund, this contribution supports national as well as provincial 4-H initiatives.Helping to develop thriving and vibrant agricultural communities is a shared goal of FCC and 4-H Canada, reflecting an enduring partnership that has supported Canadian communities for more than 25 years. With this funding, 4-H Canada can continue to offer programs and activities that help develop responsible, caring and contributing young Canadians who will effect positive change in the world around them.“4-H Canada is extremely grateful for our longstanding partnership with FCC, and for its continued support of the 4-H Club Fund,” said 4-H Canada CEO, Shannon Benner. “The 4-H movement in Canada continues to thrive through the generosity of visionary partners like FCC, who share the same values and commitment to engaging young leaders at the grassroots level in communities across Canada.”The FCC 4-H Club Fund awards up to $500 for a wide range of projects including achievement days, skill-building workshops, field trips, public speaking competitions, and the purchase of club supplies.“This is a long-term investment in a national organization dedicated to developing leadership, confidence and values in young people who want to contribute to this vibrant and dynamic industry,” said Todd Klink, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at FCC. “By supporting 4-H clubs across Canada, the FCC 4-H Club Fund is helping plant the seeds for the next generation of successful farmers, agri-food and agribusiness entrepreneurs.”The next application period for FCC 4-H Club Funds opens in August 2019.For more information on the FCC 4-H Club Fund, please visit 4-h-canada.ca/clubfunds. Tags: 4-H, 4-H Canada, Farm Credit Canada, last_img read more

Strong line-up at 47th handball tournament in Struga

first_imgLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Items:Struga 2019 handball Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsMacedonian city of Struga has one of the longest tradition of organizing summer handball tournaments. This year will be the 47th time that handball teams from all over the world gathering in open-sky event in small city on Ohrid Lake .Organizers with legendary Macedonian player Naumce Mojsovski on the helm, announced the list of participants for 2019 edition which will be held between August 14 and 17.Domestic vice-champions and EHF Champions League 2019/2020 participants HC Eurofarm Rabotnik will try to save trophy at home alongside domestic RK Struga, RK Butel Skopje (another team which will play at EHF Cup), Greek vice-champions AEK Athens, Romanian vice-champions Dobrogea Sud Constanta and Swedish team Eskilstuna Guif.Groups and final schedule will be announced soon. ShareTweetShareShareEmaillast_img read more

REVIEW: Big Fish, little theatre, groups in tears

first_imgBased on the novel and film, Big Fish has been transformed into a musical in London’s West End. Tim Farr reviews the tear-jerking production  If it wasn’t for the big name of Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Cheers) Big Fish may have passed the theatre-going public by without being noticed. Tucked away in a side street down the road from Buckingham Palace, The Other Palace – with its 312 seats – offers a very intimate atmosphere that give this musical a special feeling even before it begins.It tells the story is of Edward Bloom (Kelsey Grammer) who has been a travelling salesman all his working life, returning home and telling his son, Will (Matthew Seadon-Young), tall tales of his travels and his life.As a child, Will is excited and enchanted by his father’s stories, but as he grew up the legendary yarns cause a distance between them as Will struggles to make sense of fact and fiction.When Edward becomes ill, Will explores his dad’s adventures on a magical journey to find out who Edward Bloom really is.This wonderful musical with beautiful songs and dazzling performances is funny, touching and spellbinding. Grammer may top the bill and lives up to his star name, but this is a full company triumph. Such a small, simple London production leaves a massive impression on everyone in the theatre.A great one for groups who don’t mind travelling home with red eyes.last_img read more

Two women injured in shooting at Leer and Indiana in South Bend

first_img By Jon Zimney – December 1, 2019 0 446 Twitter (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Two women were injured in a shooting in South Bend.Police were called to the 1800 block of Lincoln Way East just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, where they found a 25-year-old woman suffering facial injuries. She was taken to the hospital where her condition was stabilized. Doctors say her injuries are not life-threatening.The second victim, also a 25 year old woman, suffered a laceration injury to the arm that was caused by debris.Through the initial investigation, officers learned the shooting occurred in the area of Leer and Indiana. The victims report they were in a vehicle when it was hit by gunfire.Anybody with information is asked to contact South Bend Police Department at 574-235-9201 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP. Facebook Pinterest Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Two women injured in shooting at Leer and Indiana in South Bend WhatsApp Twitter IndianaLocalNews Google+ Google+ Previous articleArrest made after armed robbery of Approved Cash Store in NilesNext articleClay Fire begins Keep The Wreath Red fire danger awareness program Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Prince & Stevie Wonder Secretly Jammed At The White House Last Weekend

first_imgAs if Prince jamming with The Alabama Shakes wasn’t enough…On Saturday night, The Purple One hosted a very special, secret concert at the White House for President Barack Obama, along with First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia. The concert was reportedly in celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month, though details remain scarce.The NY Post’s Page Six confirmed that Prince brought out Stevie Wonder for a surprise duet on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” during the show.We also know that Prince played “Purple Rain” and “Kiss,” and that Russell Wilson, Jon Bon Jovi, Ciara, James Taylor, Tyler Perry, and Angela Bassett were among the 500 people in attendance.The following night, Prince played two shows at Washington DC’s Warner Theatre as part of his spontaneous “Hit n Run” tour. He was initially only supposed to play one show, but the first sold-out, so he added a second. Wonder actually joined in for the second show, coming out to play some keys on his hit track, “Superstition.” Watch a fan-shot clip of that below (before Prince takes it down!)last_img read more

Group discusses new budget

first_imgMembers passed the new budget for the 2011-2012 academic year during the weekly Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting. Student body president Nicole Gans opened the floor for the new budget by presenting the newest components. “We have had an overall budget decrease from last year of 30 percent and therefore adjustments have been made throughout the budget to accommodate these changes,” she said. Gans began the meeting by emphasizing its main goal was to pass the budget. “We really did not have as much rollover this year because of the decrease,” she said. “We did not have control over this. This cut just had to happen.” Since the College has had a decrease in enrollment the past two years, the budget had to be minimized, she said. The money for the budget comes directly from the money grossed by students, which is why the decrease was inevitable. Technology commissioner Maureen Parsons explained how each section of SGA would receive their own portions of the new budget. “We took the rollover from last year and took in the purpose of each board as well as events being planned for this year to determine what each group receives for the budget,” Parsons said. Executive treasurer Liz Busam stressed the importance of passing the new budget before the end of the night when more than one question rose from the governing body. “The longer we go without passing the budget, the more time goes by before we can give everyone her own budget for the year,” Busam said. After putting forth the motion to pass the new budget, 13 members of SGA agreed to pass it out of the 19 members who voted, reaching the required two-thirds majority. In addition to the budget, SGA also approved the bylaws and amendments of the governing documents.last_img read more

ND Votes adapts to COVID-19 restrictions ahead of elections

first_imgND Votes, a student-run nonpartisan task force committed to promoting civic engagement, is switching their programming to a virtual format ahead of the upcoming election season. Co-chaired by seniors Rachel Sabnani and Michael Marotta, the task force consists of liaisons from each dorm, representatives from several issue-based clubs and interested students without any specific affiliation. It is supported by the Center for Social Concerns, the Rooney Center for American Democracy and the Constitutional Studies Minor. ND Votes’s primary concerns are to increase voter education, mobilization and registration; moreover, according to Sabnani, a constant goal is to provide a healthy environment for civil discourse.“We have an underlying motive to promote civil discourse, so we partner with a lot of other organizations such as BridgeND, College Republicans, College Democrats and the Student Government to promote events that go well with civil discourse,” Sabnani said. The signature event of ND Votes is “Pizza, Pop and Politics” –– a lecture series in Geddes Hall which typically features Notre Dame professors lecturing about an issue related to civic engagement. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the task force has partnered with Notre Dame Student Media to broadcast the lecture series as a podcast dubbed “Pizza, Pod and Politics.”Marotta hopes the podcast will be an exciting way to stress the importance of civic engagement to the community.“Our goal with the podcast is to reach as many students as possible on campus and even outside the campus community to just spread that word that … civic engagement is important,” Marotta said. “It’s not just politics. These are matters that affect real lives.”The podcast plans to feature a variety of members from the Notre Dame community, including former head women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw, in order to provide unique perspectives that expand community members’ understanding of the election. The task force also wants “Pizza, Pod and Politics” to be a hub for information about the election.Marotta said that he hopes the podcast will “make the entire process more accessible and more understandable.”With the election occurring in November, Sabnani stressed that voter registration is a “huge part” of ND Votes’s mission for the year.To aid students in registering to vote and requesting absentee ballots, ND Votes created a general election guide. The guide contains details for each state and territory on how to register and request a ballot. With mail-in voting expected to increase this year due to the pandemic, Marotta and Sabnani stressed the importance of Notre Dame students voting in a timely manner.“Notre Dame students typically vote by mail anyway, but now that everyone’s going to be voting by mail, it’s really important to get the ballots in way sooner,” Sabnani said.Following the first task force meeting, each dorm liaison and club representative received a QR code that can be scanned to provide access to the general election guide for students. Sabnani said the virtual guide is a replacement for information tables that are typically set up around campus and other in-person events that encourage voter registration. “That’s basically how we combatted the virtual nature of the semester, whereas normally we’re tabling in person to get people registered and handing them our own computers and all that sort of stuff, which is obviously not the best idea during the pandemic,” Sabnani said.Marotta and Sabnani, who have both been involved with ND Votes since their freshman years, said that the ultimate purpose of ND Votes is to help students understand the importance of their vote. Marotta urged students to not take their right to vote for granted.“To people who say that their vote doesn’t matter, I completely disagree,” Marotta said. “It matters every single time. You can’t tell me that your vote doesn’t matter because it always affects real people in real life.”Tags: 2020 election, 2020 presidential election, COVID-19, mail-in voting, ND Votes, Pizza Pod and Politics, Pizza Pop and Politicslast_img read more