YES!! SMART GRID CAN BE IMPLEMENTED IN AFRICA

YES!! SMART GRID CAN BE IMPLEMENTED IN AFRICA

According to European Technology Platform Smart Grid (ETPSG), “A smart grid is an electricity network that can intelligently integrate the actions of all users connected to it- generators, consumers and those that do both- order to efficiently deliver sustainable, economic and secure supplies”.
The main objective of smart grid is …

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Airports Company South Africa reports most profitable year

Airports Company South Africa reports most profitable year

CEO Bongani Maseko and CFO Dirk Kunz of Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) have both affirmed the announcement made by ACSA of achieving a profit of R2-billion for 2016/17 financial year compared to R1.9-billion for 2015/16 financial year.

According to Maseko, “This is probably the best set of results we’ve …

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ZAMBIA WANTS A NEW MOBILE PROVIDER TO TAKE ON MTN

ZAMBIA WANTS A NEW MOBILE PROVIDER TO TAKE ON MTN

Zambia is seeking bidders for a fourth mobile licence to take on operators including market leader MTN Group in the southern African country  and may even have room for a fifth, according to  Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba.

Mushimba said, the ministry has given the go-ahead to the telecommunications …

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PORTABLE INLINE FLUID RECLAMATION MACHINE UPDATED

PORTABLE INLINE FLUID RECLAMATION MACHINE UPDATED

US manufacturer Eriez HydroFlow® has introduced a new version of its SumpDoc™ portable inline fluid reclamation machine.

This redesigned version was based on customer feedback at numerous installations. The updated unit is simple to operate and small and lightweight
enough to allow an operator to push SumpDoc quickly and easily …

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NEW 3D COMPUTER CHIP TO BOOST PROCESSING POWER

NEW 3D COMPUTER CHIP TO BOOST PROCESSING POWER

The new 3D computer chip which combines two leading edge of nanotechnology could hysterically increase the speed and energy efficiency of a processor.

The presently used chip separates memory (which stores data) and logic circuit (which process data). Data is moved to and fro between both units to carry out …

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AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC STREET SWEEPER

AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC STREET SWEEPER

A car manufacturer, cleaner and technology firm have partnered to release an electric self-driving vehicle to sweep UK streets.

A Westfield Sportscars subsidiary, Johnston Sweepers, and Fusion Processing plan to release its first fully autonomous vehicle next year, handling the demand for a more efficient, Eco-friendly process.

“A fully autonomous …

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TEESSIDE UNIVERISTY PLANS CAMPUS EXPANSION

TEESSIDE UNIVERISTY PLANS CAMPUS EXPANSION

Teesside university has plan to spend over £300m on its campus expansion.  The university masterplan will see 15 projects ranging from new teaching and research buildings to a major investment in student accommodation.

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Paul Croney; ”This programme of investment will transform the campus over the …

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JAPAN FUNDS INDIA’S FIRST BULLET TRAIN

JAPAN FUNDS INDIA’S FIRST BULLET TRAIN

Construction work on India’s first bullet train was recently launched by India’s prime minister Narendra Modi, also in attendance during the ceremony was his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

The line which will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, will cost about 1.08-trillion-rupee (US$17 billion) and Japan has agreed to fund 81% …

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AL LILAC SECOND PHASE PROJECT LAUNCH

AL LILAC SECOND PHASE PROJECT LAUNCH

Majid Al Futtain Properties and Sharjah Asset Management Holding has launch the Phase II Al Lilac neighborhood at Al Zahia. The neighborhood is expected to have a three-bedroom townhouses, four and five-bedroom villas and the newly introduced three-bedroom courtyard villas and will release 61 residential units of luxury four and …

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FIRST DNA FORENSIC LAB OPENS IN LAGOS STATE

FIRST DNA FORENSIC LAB OPENS IN LAGOS STATE

Lagos state government has announced that it has completed the construction of the first DNA forensic laboratory in Nigeria.

The construction of the forensic lab which was approved last year by the state governor as part of the criminal justice sector reforms designed to solve crime through technology and fulfill …

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TECHNOLOGY WILL NOT DESTROY JOBS, IT’LL JUST CHANGE THEM- BNP PARIBAS CHAIRMAN

TECHNOLOGY WILL NOT DESTROY JOBS, IT’LL JUST CHANGE THEM- BNP PARIBAS CHAIRMAN

Technology tends to be the biggest factor influencing businesses  today , said a top bank executive.

According to BNP Paribas Chairman Jean Lemierre “Technology is changing the way we operate. Technology will change competition, terms of competition and this is positive,”. He also said “We need to accept this, we …

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GOOGLE SUED FOR GENDER DISCRIMINATION

GOOGLE SUED FOR GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Three women who worked at google just sued the company, claiming that female employees are paid less and forced into lower-tier positions.

The three plaintiffs are a former software engineer, a former communications specialist and a former manager. All three women resigned after experiencing what they claim was discriminatory corporate …

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SHEFFIELD MEADOWHALL SHOPPING CENTRE GETS EXPANSION APPROVAL

SHEFFIELD MEADOWHALL SHOPPING CENTRE GETS EXPANSION APPROVAL

An expansion approval for the £300m Meadowhall shopping centre has been granted after councillors voted unanimously in favour of the proposals. The expansion is expected to transform the centre’s car park into a new retail destination known as The Leisure Hall to create a 1.1 million sq ft multi-level extension …

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