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KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) generates and sells electricity in Kenya and for consumption in East Africa sub-regions. Electricity is generated through hydro, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation plants with a combined installed capacity in excess of 1 600 megawatts. KenGen was incorporated in 1954 under the Companies Act as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as develop geothermal and other power generating facilities in the two countries. KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power under a management contract. Following energy sectoral reforms in 1996, the management of KPC was separated from Kenya Power and a new enterprise was established called KenGen. The power utility owns 31 power-generating plants and operates in a liberalised power generation environment. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange read more
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Twelve months after Mark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American (LSE:AAL), said that he thought the palladium market had all the hallmarks of a bubble, the palladium price has very nearly doubled.Meanwhile shares in Sylvania Platinum (LSE:SLP), a South African mining company which, as it name suggests, specialises in mining platinum metals, have slightly more than doubled.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Eurasia Mining (LSE:EUA), which operates in Russia, along the Ural Mountains and near the Finish border, has seen its share price increase 12-fold in the last year.As for Anglo American itself, which is one the world’s leading miners of platinum and has a majority stake in Anglo American Platinum, its shares have been pretty flat over that period (more of that later).Before we go any further, consider why platinum metals are in vogue and why I think these three companies can benefit. Three members of this family of metals — platinum, palladium and rhodium — are used in catalytic converters for cutting carbon emissions in cars. Of the three, the price per ounce is highest with rhodium, then palladium. In recent years the palladium price has rocketed, leading some analysts to see it as a bubble.Even if this was so, the impact on platinum group metals as a whole might not be so great. As the palladium price rises, manufacturers of catalytic converters might start switching to a higher use of platinum instead. In other words, the miners in this area win either way — either the palladium price stays elevated at current prices, which will be good for them, or demand for platinum will rise, which is also good for them.Hydrogen fuel cells Platinum and palladium, however, have another application that may mean demand (and then prices) for the metals will rocket even further, giving a big boost to AAL, EUA and SLP. The particular properties of these metals makes them ideal catalysts in hydrogen fuel cells that may represent the future of electric cars. Many Japanese carmakers are investing heavily in this area.That is why platinum metals are in high demand from the car industry now and likely to be so over the next decade.Eurasia Mining (which has seen its share price double in the last week), Sylvania Platinum (which has recently unveiled another set of impressive results), and Anglo American itself could all win significantly.Of the three, Eurasia mining may represent the biggest opportunity for investors, but also the biggest risk. Production from its mines is still relatively modest, and investors in the company are gambling on increases in production and on how rich in platinum metals the areas it operates in turn out to be. I think that the evidence presented by the company points to substantial reserves.For me, the biggest mystery surrounding Sylvania Platinum is why the shares aren’t higher priced. It has zero debts, pays dividends, has a relatively modest P/E, has seen rapidly rising profits and another record half-year for production.As for Anglo American, because this company has more diverse mining interests it may represent less risk, but also less potential upside, hence the static share price. Even so, as the company sheds its coal-mining interests, I think there is a lot to like about Anglo American, it’s interests in platinum metals are like the precious jewel in its crown. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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News that brings a smile Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSCoronavirusDeliveryDogsShelter In PlaceSocial Distancing Previous articleCOVID-19: Not the 11th plagueNext articleOrlando International and other Florida airports await emergency funds to avoid furloughs, sustain operations Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From The Hustle Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here We give these good boys and girls a 12/10.Some companies and super neighborly types are enlisting their pups to deliver groceries and other essentials while people are sheltered in place.They make life in quarantine a little less ruffA winery in Maryland turned to an 11-year-old boxer named Soda Pup (that’s Soda for short) to help deliver bottles to customers.The saddlebags that Soda wears on his back limit him to carrying 2 bottles at a time, but he’s gotten very good at the job — “as long as there are no bunnies, or geese, or other critters to distract him,” the winery noted.In Colorado, a woman trained her golden retriever, Sundance, to deliver groceries to an elderly neighbor.In Maine, a musher who one day hopes to train for the Iditarod is doing the same, using her trusty team of sled dogs. They travel 50-75 miles per day to complete 4-6 orders.There’s no need to fear your furry courier: Cats can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 (remember the tiger at the Bronx Zoo), but household pets aren’t much of a danger. Just wash your hands after tipping/petting.If you’re allergic, don’t despair. Driverless delivery pods could be for you. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear read more
Save this picture!Courtesy of Coates Design Architects+ 38Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Houses Tumble Creek Cabin / Coates Design: Architecture + Interiors | Seattle ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTumble Creek Cabin / Coates Design: Architecture + Interiors | Seattle Architects Tumble Creek Cabin / Coates Design: Architecture + Interiors | Seattle Architects Architects: Coates Design: Architecture + Interiors | Seattle Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project United States CopyAbout this officeCoates Design: Architecture + Interiors | Seattle ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCle ElumUnited StatesPublished on August 22, 2018Cite: “Tumble Creek Cabin / Coates Design: Architecture + Interiors | Seattle Architects” 22 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Spain Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927444/gallery-house-raul-sanchez Clipboard Projects Gallery House / Raúl SánchezSave this projectSaveGallery House / Raúl Sánchez Architects: Raúl Sánchez Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: ICONICO, Metal Ware, Mobles Ferné Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 31Curated by Clara Ott Share 2019 ArchDaily Area: 200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Photographs Clients:Mas Blanch i Jove Structure:Diagonal ArquitecturaEngineering:Marés ingenierosCity:Pobla de CiérvolesCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José HeviaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. The Gallery House, together with the recently finished Espai Saó, is part of a set of interventions carried out for the Mas Blanch i Jové winery, located in the small town of La Pobla de Cérvoles, in Lleida, province of Catalonia.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!Axonometric siteThe house is an encounter between a family house, a small hotel, and an art gallery. In 2017, the owners of the Mas Blanch i Jové winery decided to buy an old house close to the winery, with the aim of reforming it to accommodate the growing number of visitors to the winery, but also to be used throughout the family at their meetings in the Little village.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!1st floor planSave this picture!© José HeviaIn the process of the project conceptualization, RSA proposed to relate the house to the artistic experience of the winery itself, represented by the sculpture garden: every year, a renowned artist-sculptor is invited to build a sculpture in the vineyards, with total freedom of subject, location and material. Around the garden there are works by Joan Brossa, Frederic Amat, Evru, or the most recent by Eva Lootz. From now on, each artist will be asked to make a small intervention in the house, creating a joint experience in the visit to the different facilities of the winery.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© José HeviaThe project proposes a clear and accurate division of the house by means of a cross established in plan and section, which opens four huge windows in each one of the facades of the house, putting it in close contact with the picturesque landscape of the place. This cross occupies and resolves the circulation spaces, widened to accommodate more function than the distributive itself. These spaces are cladded with corten steel plates, an identifying material of the winery itself, omnipresent in the sculptures and works that Josep Guinovart, a renowned artist, intimate friend of the owners, made throughout his life for the winery. The steel, cold and not a domestic material, represents the exhibition spaces, housed in this cross. Around it, the domestic spaces are deployed, with a completely opposite materiality: mortars, cements and gray tones in the common ground floor spaces; and wood, ceramics and mirrors in the bedrooms upstairs. The material collision is direct on the upper floor: from the metallic and cold space of the exhibition areas, one accesses, through a door with different finish on each side, to the warm and comfortable wooden environments of the bedrooms.Save this picture!© José HeviaThe crucial point of the house is the center of the cross, solved by a small bridge that flies over the ground floor and from which the four large windows open with no frames: two small benches to admire the landscape finish off the axes of the bedrooms; two double height voids star in the remaining sides.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!© José HeviaOn the ground floor, the distribution takes place around a kitchen, toilets and warehouses block, connecting all areas in a circular path, increasing interior complexity, and passing through spaces of varying heights, compressing and decompressing the spaces. On the top floor, five bedrooms with their own bathrooms occupy the four corners. The same type of bedroom receives five variants, in particular in the bathrooms, each one of a different color, highlighted by the joint between ceramic tiles, the painting of the walls, and the color of the sinks themselves.Save this picture!© José HeviaOutside, some interventions denote the new character of the house: the four new windows, which cross the facades, with a strange scale to the house itself; the carpet-like cladding of corten steel access stairs; the new socles of the same material, as well as the porch of the entrance, and a greater homogeneity in the outer finishings.Save this picture!© José HeviaA new fence of corten steel plates closes the house to the outside, and according to the angle, closes or opens the house in view of the passerby. Gallery House / Raúl Sánchez Photographs: José Hevia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927444/gallery-house-raul-sanchez Clipboard CopyHouses•Pobla de Ciérvoles, Spain Sainza Hervella , Miriam Corcuera, Valentina Barberio, Albert Montilla Lead Architects: Project gallerySee allShow lessAnthology Architecture and Design Festival 2020Festival BiennialRIBA Announces Two New Projects for House of the Year Shortlist 2019Architecture News Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRaúl SánchezOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpainPublished on October 31, 2019Cite: “Gallery House / Raúl Sánchez” [Casa Galería / Raúl Sánchez] 31 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Home Energy Holiday Drivers Save by Choosing E-15 Fuel AAA recently predicted a record number of drivers will be on the road for the Thanksgiving holiday. Growth Energy says those drivers could save up to $4 million by filling up with E-15. Growth Energy is encouraging drivers to take advantage of the value E-15 brings and go to Get Ethanol.com to locate the nearest E-15 station while they are on the road this weekend. “E15 is a great value anytime, but when families are traveling further to see loved ones for Thanksgiving, it gives them an opportunity to keep a little extra money in their pockets since E15 can cost up to 10 cents less than regular gasoline,” says CEO Emily Skor. “If every driver filled up with E15, it could mean savings of up to $4 million. That’s a reason to celebrate.”E15 is available at almost 1,200 locations in 29 states. America recently surpassed two billion miles driving with E15. Skor adds, “E15 is a good choice for engines and the environment, making it a better value all around.” E15 is approved for 2001 and newer vehicles, which make up about 90 percent of the vehicles on the road today.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 20, 2017 Previous articleIndiana Colder and Wetter than AverageNext articleLivestock Haulers Get Waiver From ELDs Regulation Hoosier Ag Today Holiday Drivers Save by Choosing E-15 Fuel SHARE read more
Organisation Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News News News to go further Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan December 18, 2020 Find out more Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan Follow the news on Turkmenistan TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia March 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Russian journalist detained and expelled March 31, 2020 Find out more Viktor Panov of the Russian news agency RIA-Novosti was detained for 15 days in Ashgabat and then put on a flight to Moscow on 12 March. The Turkmen authorities reportedly accuse him of spying for Moscow. Reporters Without Borders voices outrage at this latest press freedom violation by the government led by “Father of All Turkmen” Separmurad Nyazov. #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the way the Turkmen authorities treated Viktor Panov of the Russian news agency RIA-Novosti, who was deported on 12 March after being held for two weeks in Ashgabat. A foreign ministry official who did not want to be identified said Panov was accused of spying for Moscow.”Even if Russia and Turkmenistan have not been on very good terms since 1991, journalists should not have to pay the consequences by being detained and expelled by force,” the press freedom organization said. “Viktor Panov’s expulsion constitutes yet another violation of press freedom in a country where diversity of opinion has completely disappeared.”Panov, who holds both Turkmen and Russian nationality, was initially detained by police for several hours on 23 February for alleged “hooliganism.” The next day he was arrested by two foreign ministry officials and placed in custody until he was put on a flight to Russia on 12 March.The Russian human rights group Memorial said witnesses saw a handcuffed Panov at Ashgabat airport being escorted by several men in plain clothes on to a Moscow-bound flight.Relations between Turkmenistan and Russia have been strained since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, with Russia taking a great interest in its neighbour’s gas reserves but bristling at the treatment which the Russian minority receives from a government led by the “Father of all Turkmen,” President-for-life Separmurad Nyazov.Nyazov has ruled with an iron hand since 1985 and all the media have been turned into propaganda tools in the service of his personality cult. The few foreign journalists have been virtually all been “invited” to leave and expulsions are not uncommon. News RSF_en March 13, 2020 Find out more read more
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shot Fired in Derry Bar Facebook Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Facebook By News Highland – January 18, 2015 Previous articleMcElroy second after Kaymer throws away ten shot leadNext articleThe Mystery has been Solved at Oakfield Park News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Police in Derry are continuing their investigations today following a shooting incident in the Creggan area.The incident took place yesterday evening approx 6.30pm.Masked men entered the Telstar bar armed with bats and firearms, looking for an individual and shots were fired in the air.No injuries have been reported.SDLP assembly member Pat Ramsey has been giving the details of what happened and has condemed the incident:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pat6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week read more
Brian Crandall Your weather news is made possible with support from: Tagged: summer weather, weather, weekly weather ITHACA, N.Y. — Enjoy the good weather while it lasts, because you’ll need an umbrella handy for most of the work week. A late week cold front will bring very comfortable and sunny conditions in time for next weekend.Graphic courtesy of the Northeast Regional Climate Center.Weather RecapHere’s something we haven’t seen often this year – a month where the average temperature was substantially warmer than normal. July 2019 clocked in at 71.1 °F, 2.3 °F above average. That was good enough for the 34th warmest July in Ithaca in the 127 years of valid records, according to the data provided by the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC).Even then, Ithaca was one of the comparatively cool spots with respect to the rest of the Northeast. The NRCC reports that 32 of the 35 major climatology sites reported a July that was in their top 20 warmest on record, 22 sites had average temperatures that have joined their top 10 warmest, and Hartford, Boston and Portland Maine recorded their #1 warmest on record.Image courtesy of the Northeast Regional Climate Center.On the precipitation side, the NRCC’s Game Farm Road site in Dryden came in just a hair below normal – 3.72″, vs. the usual 3.83″. For all practical purposes, that would be called “near normal”. Generally speaking, most of Upstate New York was on the dry side, with Buffalo the driest major city, receiving just over half of its usual 3.14″ of July rainfall.August is off to a slightly cooler and drier than normal start, but we’ll have a chance to make up some of our short-term precipitation deficit with the unsettled weather coming into our region for the middle of the week. It looks like, for better or worse, that the weekly average will be a touch on the cool side, though a couple warmer if muggy summer days are in the cards.Wow! Enjoy the cool and comfortable temperatures tonight! #windowsopen #NYwx #PAwx pic.twitter.com/dWV5XC5iOd— NWS Binghamton (@NWSBinghamton) August 5, 2019 Your Weekly WeatherWith Saturday’s cold front now well to the south and an area of high pressure centered over the Western Great Lakes, we’ll end the weekend and start off the week sunny and mild. Stargazers will appreciate the mostly clear skies tonight, though those out in the early hours of the AM may want a jacket – temperatures will bottom out in the low 50s in the urban core and close to the lake, and perhaps a few upper 40s on the hill tops and in communities further from Cayuga Lake. Some fog is likely in the valleys, and it may be dense in spots, so use caution and budget a couple extra minutes if you plan on driving tonight.Tomorrow should by any account be a pleasant summer day. Highs will reach into the mid 80s under sunny skies and with dewpoints staying in the comfy 50s for most of the day. Clouds will slowly begin to build in late Monday night into Tuesday morning ahead of the next rainmaker, with mostly clear skies growing progressively cloudier as the night goes on, and lows in the low 60s. Tuesday will be a few degrees warmer, into the upper 80s with a strengthening southeast wind as we enter the warm sector of the incoming area of low pressure. Between that and an inverted atmospheric trough to the south (inverted just means decreasing pressure from north to south) providing further instability, some pop-up showers and thunderstorms are likely during the afternoon and evening hours. These are not likely to be severe, but could produce some gusty winds and downpours. It will be on the muggy side Tuesday, with mostly cloudy skies in-between storm cells. Some of those cells will weaken as the heat of the day winds down and we head into night time, but with the encroaching front, a good number of showers and a few non-severe thunderstorms will persist, with mostly cloudy skies otherwise and a low in the mid 60s.Wednesday will see the front pass through the Southern Tier, and that looks to be our wettest day of the week. Expect rounds of non-severe thunderstorms from late morning to early evening (say, 10 AM – 7 PM), mostly cloudy and muggy conditions otherwise, and a high in the low 80s. Rainfall amounts will be between one quarter and one half of an inch. Wednesday night will host some lingering showers, with mostly cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy towards Thursday morning, and a low in the low 60s.As luck would have it on Thursday, a reinforcing cold front will come in behind Wednesday’s front – not particularly unusual meteorologically speaking, but with that injection of atmospheric instability due to frontal lift (incoming denser, cooler air forcing warmer air upward), it means Thursday will be an unsettled day as well. Plan for scattered showers and thunderstorms ahead of the front, partly cloudy skies otherwise, and a high in the low to mid 80s. Thursday night should see the bulk of the low pressure system pass and winds shift to the northwest, allowing for some stabilization of the atmosphere and some genuine clearing of the local skies, with decreasing clouds overnight and a low around 60 °F.Friday is looking good. With the northwest breeze and nascent high pressure, temperatures will noticeably cooler, but it will be sunny and comfortable, with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Friday night will be partly cloudy with a low in the upper 50s.The weekend is looking like a great one to be outdoors. Saturday and Sunday are both expected to be sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70s, and with mostly clear skies at night with lows in the mid 50s.Graphic courtesy of the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.Extended OutlookLooking into the middle of the month, it appears a cool spell is in the cards, as that high pressure coming in for Friday onward hangs around for a few days. Temperatures in the mid 70s are pleasant, but also a good 5-7 °F below normal for this time of the year, so comparatively speaking, yes it’s abnormally cool. This strongly zonal (west-east) cool pattern is expected to persist but weaken as the weak goes on and warmer air begins to build in again from the southwest. Meanwhile, central Texas will bake in triple-digit heat, which Ithaca Voice Editor alumna and current San Antonio journalist Jolene Almendarez can keep down there as far as this writer’s concerned. Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall read more