5 travel magazines that pay writers for their travel writing and photography

If you love writing about travel, culture, food and wonderful destination, then bellow are five well-paying magazines that pay writers for what they love to write about. It includes professional photography and blogging to make money writing about travels.

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1.Great Escape Publishing

If you want to earn income through travel then, Great Escape Publishing, is helping writers get paid to travel. They publish articles in a variety of categories. Articles about travel blogging, business importing and exporting, your own tours, photography, and travel writing. They pay from $50 to d $200. The payment depends on the nature of the writing.  To know more about Great Escape publishing, type the name of search engine, this will lead to their website. Travel writing to make money, Great escape publishing, have their own expert to show you on how to earn writing about travels and traveling.

The receive articles submitye in a file word document. It should include a full name of the author, address and a telephone number. The length of articles they accept is approximately 300-600 words.  Your work will be published in The Right Way to Travel magazine and payment is made upon publication of your piece.

  1. Wanderlust Magazine

Wnaderlust is a British travel magazine. They receive pitches from freelance writers, and pay £220 for feature articles of 1000 words and above. They publish both online and print magazine. The accept pitches. For more on how submit a proposal visit the website.

  1. Westjet magazine

It features well-crafted stories meant to inspire travel and enrich trips experiences. It is designed to reach travelers every after 30 days. Writers are advised to read back issues before making pitches. It helps to familiarize with what accept they publish.

A pitch of an idea should be no more than a one-page query letter outlining. It should including its angle, elements, direction, and length or even intended section. The reason why writers need to first read back issues. Writers are advised to provide contact information, that is phone number, and email address with a list of your previous publishers and example of published work. Payment is determine on assignment by the editor.

  1. Cultures and Cuisines magazine

If you love writing about culture and food then Cultures and Cuisines magazine

Is where send your work for publishing and for a pay. They accept article that discuss food and travel.  They brag to publish “informed, intelligent, well-written narratives, about the places. It should be both literal and imaginary. These place be where food and travel come in contact. They pay $200 per article. No bargain in that rate, it is final, nonnegotiable in their own words.

  1. Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine

It reaches over a million readers in a month. They boast of an international audience, and with high expectations. They receive submissions in a diversity of categories. They respond to submissions in a shorter time as 30 days. The have section or department, where writers indicated on their pitches. Long travel features articles 1200 words to 1700 words. Then Short features of about 200 to 550 words, Passport is a roundup of short pieces on global travel lifestyle finds and no number of words indicated and finally Getaway which is and Getaway, and it is about 450 words in length.

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30 days left to Kenyans general election

                                        

In 2013 i wrote a feature article just before election, and i said Uhuru will win, it happened, i cited reason why Raila will not win, one being him touching on land issue during his campaign. The article appeared in a foreign media, and i am sure a few Kenyans read it. I thought Raila will not touch again on land issues in this country till he gets hold of power. I was wrong. He recently brought this delicate and sensitive issue in Maasai land.rao

The land problems touches the hearts of the most powerful individual in the country, the owners of large acres, who might even buy independence of independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) at any cost given a chance, so it is like digging your own political grave putting emphasis on it just before election. It really earned him a name, according some individual in the government as “an inciter.”

There were threats after threat from opposition side to government side. It made headlines in media houses for a week. I really saw it as risky to a rest the former prime over hate speech. He defended his actions bitterly. And think, if a rest was effected it have earned former premier more votes in August 8Th election. It could have attracted media attention. A few people liked him for that, many had question in the mind.

And Kenyans are very funny, when you threaten them with violence, they will say, “Wacha Tuone vile Kutakuwa” (let us see what will happen). For example when you tell Kenyans it will rain today, a few will pick their umbrellas, and many will say “wacha tuone kwanza Kukunyeesha” (let us see it raining first)

They know if it rains they will buy umbrellas on their way to work. Hawkers in Nairobi and other towns, know well when it rains it is time to make good sales. I went to someone house and he had seven Umbrellas in one corner of his bedsitter, the reason why he had many! Because he has been buying them on way back home and leaving at home in morning with hope that it won’t rain. He does have enough money to buy every time it rains. Threatening with violence to Kenyans it is simple waiting first rain to purchase an umbrella. It won’t change voting pattern.

It is totally different from USA. When Trump threatened to reject election results, many Americans were worried what will happen. The most powerful country in world was divided; they tried all they could to remain together during, and after election, even though up to today, there are some issues that are yet to be ironed and still American are using both houses of representatives to make sure all goes well.

Kenyans will want first that violence happen before they react, and, I appeal to people fear God, if you don’t fear God, then fear international criminal court (ICC). I am saying so because Uhuru again will win unless opposition decides to make changes and put their house order, this last day. Uhuru team is aggressive and is going for votes.

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Raila side has a lot of chance of winning, but there is something wrong, that will drag them behind, I don’t know if Raila listens to his advisers or he is trying to fix in politics, in the twenty-first century.

The fear of God, respect of voters decision, and fear of international criminal court, the three is what will keep Kenya together. This time round we are proud of a trusted; conduct a free and fair election, in an honest environment opposite what judge Kriegler, described as “a dishonest environment” on 2007/2008 general election.

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International criminal court, in case violence will have enough time gather evidence, to try suspect and it won’t be 2008/2008 where evidence was tempered with. I am Bensouda and her will not be got unaware this time, in of any election violence.

Call for Research or Academic Papers

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If you are a researcher, and you are seeking for publishing firm or organization, below is a list of publishing bodies for academic research papers. Uniqueness of some these journals is that, they have a room to accommodate, and publish articles submitted in any field of study.

The chances your work will be published are higher, so long as it is of required quality. The work to be submitted is purely academics research articles. For more details visit the website to get to know what kind of work they wish to receive from writers. There are more benefits, not just getting published, you can get connected to a very helpful peer groups of writers, conferences, and monetary too.

IJSBAR

In full it international Journal of Science: Basic and Applied research. This is a multidisciplinary journal. They published research from any    field, be it science, social science, Languages or business. It is reviewed by peer a group, hosted and published by GSSRR, The Global Society of Science Research and Researchers. IJSBAR is open for submission of scientific articles, in any field for 2017 publication.

This is scholarly journal and you are guaranteed that the editor decision within 21 days of submission. This is based on the peer review results. The papers submitted have to be complete, unpublished and not under review in others academic journals or conferences. For more about topics IJSBAR website as more but most important to know is that topics are not limited to on list one the website.

ASRJETS

It is an American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences. It is multidisciplinary Global Journals, and is seeking papers with significant theme, of research contribution in all fields. They accept submissions of manuscripts and published within 2-5 days upon receiving it. Rejection notification will take 2-21 days. They receive the manuscript from online submission only. ASRJETS receive a fee of $105. It’s publishing and processing is easy and faster, with lower cost.

For more on to submit your paper visit ASRJETS websites for instruction and you also download one of their past volumes, to check whether your work meets the quality they want.

IEEE GLOBALCOM

The IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It is the largest technical professional society in the world. It has over 400,000 members in 150 countries.

 IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, in Singapore Global Hub to Connecting East and West, from 4-8 December 2017.

IEEE is seeking submission for a symposium papers, work shop proposal and a tutorial proposal for authors, in technical program. For industrial program, authors to submit an executive forum proposal and industry panel proposal, and an industry presentations and demonstrations proposal. In case your missed submission this year, it is an annual event you can prepare to submit for 2018.For more on how to register, visit ieee globalcom website.

Twelfth international conference on interdisciplinary social sciences

 From 26-28th July, 2017

International conference center in Hiroshima, Japan

 This year special focus is on cross cultural and global research interdisciplinary, as a practice as per their website. They are inviting proposal for paper presentation, posters and exhibits, virtual lighting talk, colloquia and virtual posters, to address the following themes: educational studies, Communication, Global studies, Environmental studies, Organizational Studies, social and community studies, civic and political studies and cultural studies.

Norad Calls for Concept for Concept paper for funding

Norad is seeking submission of proposals for its “Strategic Partnership for Strengthening Framework Conditions for the Private Sector” that is geared to stimulate to business climate, and promotes private sector development PSD. Application for funding is now open to the following countries: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Myanmar, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Colombia.
Area of project priority to include: agriculture, for example agro-processing, fishing and marine incomes, decentralized off-grid solution, and skills scarcities in renewable energy, and lastly, Information and Communication Technology ICT

The call for concept papers could be funded up to NOK 50 million maximum, and NOK 5 million minimum.
Eligible activities for this fund could be for training of skilled labor for an industry. It could be a group of companies with real documented needs.

The project could be at the vocational level, higher technical or managerial levels. Industry associations, chambers of commerce and industry, would be lead applicants for this fund.

Institutions that hope to improve access to SME-finance can apply but not microfinance and rural finance. Initiatives within quality improvement and certification for a sector, qualify to apply for funding. Non-profit institutions are main application for the funds.

Some of the programs funded by Norad includes: Rights of Minority of faith and beliefs, women, peace, and security, job creation, Private sector development, technical and vocational Education and training, Civil society education among others, according to their website.
Application is via website only. For more information go to:
“Norad Call for Concept Notes”

About Norad
Norad is the Norwegian Agency For Development Cooperation that do quality assurance of Norwegian Development Cooperation. This Agency is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Norad is charged with 5 main tasks, These includes: Quality assurance and monitoring, Aid advisory service, Grants Programs, Evaluation and Communication.handful-of-cash-1140x641

Calls for free submissions for a pay

The Puritan is a literary magazine journal. It is one of the Canada’s Premier online literary magazines. It is based in Toronto, and it was founded in late 2006. The magazine is dedicated to publishing the best essays, poetry, fiction, interviews, and reviews. It is now open, and seeks, to receive submission from both local writers, and writers around the world. It has recently published many finest literary talents, both at home and aboard, you too can make to a by-line.

But before you submit your work please take sometimes to read their past issue online.

They pay high bounties for quality work, and their current publication rates are as follows:
 $100 per Essay they publish
 $50 per published work of fiction
 $100 Per Interviews they accept
 $100 For a review they use
 $15 per a poem they received and accept to published
 $60 for poems running for four pages and above.

Puritan’s regular submissions for Fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews free of charge.

For contests entry fee is charged for the Thomas Morton Prize, which is $20. The Winner in fiction or poetry will receive $1000 in cash prizes. Runners-up will pocket $200, and, a generous prize pack of books, plus a magazine subscription.
Submissions received in March 25 are considered for the spring issue. You are already later for this, published in May. Now focus on August issue, and submissions are received by June 25, to be considered for the summer issue. The work they received in September 25 to be considered for the fall issue published in November, 2017. For February issue it is received by December 25. It is the quarterly publication.

About The Puritan
It began in 2007 as an independently funded print journal, dedicated to publishing, essays, fiction, and interviews in Ottawa, Ontario. It was sold in bookstores across the city. In its early times, it was Ottawa’s only quarterly prose journal. The magazine resumed publishing, and now in the form of an online magazine operating from Toronto. Its mandate is poetry and reviews. Now it seeks to publish the best in all forms of writing from all corners of the world.

Call for paper submission

The international journal of humanities and social studies (IJHSS) is receiving papers for publishing, for their May. 2017 issue. They receive original works in form of empirical studies, case studies, theoretical articles, and meta-analysis, from professors, research scholars, and higher archivers.

The deadline is on 25th of May, 2017.
Publication date is 31st of May, 2017 for May, 2017 issue.
Publication fee is charged, and this fee is to be deposited 3 days after payment is made.

Corporate professionals to pay $80, this will includes publication fee, digital certification, and life time archiving.

For Professors, scholars, and, student they will have to pay $65.

For information on how to submit your paper, go to The International Journal of Humanities and social studies website. They received submission through email only.
What they require most from your paper is originality, and they quality of your work. They love publish work of high quality work, they receive.

About The IJHSS
It is a monthly publication, and review of international journal of humanities and social sciences.

The IJHSS acronyms according to their website, stands for The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies.

It is a voyage across the world as an academic Journal, and it is distinct in its experimental area. It is wide range of a broad range of leading schools of thoughts, its results, and interdisciplinary.
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IJHSS is independent of its kind. It inspires latest research endeavor from research territory.
They encourage all categories of learners, and learned ones from different levels of literary, and social studies to contribute their talent and innovation of social science subjects.

Calls for lucrative grants funding proposals

      The UN Department of Public Information is receiving applications from young journalists, for the 2017 Reham Al-Farra RAF, Memorial Journalists fellow program. The last day of receiving application is 21, May 2017.

UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201, paragraph III-9, mandated in December 1980. In September 2003 it was renamed, to be called now, Reham Al Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Program”.

This program helps young journalists to gain first-hand experience working in the United Nations. It is an opportunity for journalists from different countries to meet, and exchange ideas with United Nations communication professionals.

The program is open to junior and mid-level media professionals from developing economies and in transition economies.

This fellowship covers roundtrip airfare from applicant country of residence to New York. It provides a daily allowance of about $385.  This is be used for accommodation and daily meals. The allowance is adequate to cover a standard hotel, and food rates in New York.

Applicant for this program must meet the following criteria: be between 22 and 35 years old, a fulltime working journalist, and proficient in English, with a passport valid for at least six month, time beyond the beginning of the program in September, 2017 and be a national of a developing country.

Application is online via website:

Google search:  Reham Al Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Program.

BioInnovate Africa Programme is set to give out $5 million grant funding to support researchers, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs in eastern Africa. The deadline for application is 2 June, 2017 its purpose is to link bio-based research ideas, technologies to businesses, and the market. BioInnovate Africa Program is a regional initiative supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

The goal of BioInnovate Africa Programme is to improve the productivity, and living standards of smallholder farming communities in eastern Africa. The purpose is to make agro and bio processing competitive and environmentally maintainable enterprise.

The main objectives are to generate bioscience innovations. This is meant to address the needs of smallholder farmers, and agro processors in the eastern Africa region. To be involved in policy making and evaluate applicable policy options to support bioscience innovations.

Areas to focus includes: value addition to agro produce, and making of agribusiness opportunities. Agro and bio waste adaptation is meant to support of climate change mitigation and environmental sustainability and development of policies to foster bioscience innovations in the east African region.

This funding available is up to $ 5 million for three years. This fund is to be allocated in two categories as follows: First grant is up to $3.75 million, meant to develop and do piloting economically viable bio based technologies and products. The second category is about $1.25 million for Biobased technology business incubation.

Application requirement

Applicants are eligible to apply for these grants must a researcher, a scientist innovator or entrepreneur who is a permanent resident in any of the Eastern African countries, which includes: Ethiopia, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda,

Applicants must be formally associated with a university, private firm, or public research organization as a full-time employee.

Private Firms must be legally registered smallholder farmer based, community based organization or a group. Students already admitted in local universities within the region for PhD or Master’s Degree will benefit from funds to support their tuition fees.  These students have to attach to applicant’s project team, and should not be as co-applicants. Postgraduate Students can be supported only through operational costs. They have to do their research within applicant project.

Applicant can apply online via website. Visit BioInnovate Africa Programme

 

A call for artists worldwide to enter online exhibition

nature-art-wallpaper-1If you are an artist and you are looking for places to submit you creative work, The National Association of Women Artists and The Cube Art Project, are looking for you and your art, for consideration as well as exhibitions. Please apply before deadline. You can submit your work, or share this post with someone you know, who is an artist, and she or he is looking for audience to their art work.

 The National Association of Women Artists’ has announced a worldwide online exhibition for innovative crafts. Deadline is May 14, 2017. The show will run from June 1, 2017 through to August 1, 2017.

People eligible for this art exhibition

It is open to all The National Association of Women Artist members. Non-members women can also submit their work so long as they are 18 years and above. All applied arts will be considered. These will include: book arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, tapestry, mosaics needle-point, metal work, quilting, wood work, origami, basket weaving and papier-mâché.

Awards and benefits

They only want one winner, who will be featured on http://www.nawaonlinegallery.org, and her own page. The page will include biography of artist’s statement. There will be several images of her works, plus links to her own website. http://www.thenawa.org. Links to exhibition on the home page will be shown.

Pay entry fee

Members of the National Associations of Women Artists’ will have to pay $35 entry fee. And non-members will have pay $45 for two entries. For every additional entry up to 5 entries, you will to pay $10.

How to apply

Application is only done online. Every participating artist is allowed to submit up to five artworks. It must be artist original work. All communication will be handled The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA).

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) is the oldest women’s fine art organization in USA, founded in 1889. It is a exciting community of professional women artists. It strives to support its members and women artists in general, through exhibitions and educational programs.  NAWA members represent all areas of the visual arts. It includes photography, painting, print-making, video art, installations, en-caustic, mixed media and sculpture.

The Cube Art Project

They are seeking, animations, video art, motion graphics, video-mapping and sound visualization projects for screening on their large three dimensional monitor the Cube. This screen is seen by a larger audience, hundreds of people in day. It could reach tens of thousands people in weeks. This submission is open to amateur and as well as professional artists worldwide. It is a curated competition of artwork.  It good for a public art audience, extensive latitude in genre and in style will be considered.  Consideration is given to artworks that are of a formal, and visual appeal.

Awards to presented to winners
1st prize = $500
2nd prize = $250
3rd prize = $10

participants submitting special project are given a stipend up to $1600 to cover expenses.

How to apply

You apply online only. Just type of Google search “The Cube Art Project” and click on apply online link. $5 entry fee is payable.

6 magazines and website that publish articles about family, children, and Parenting

For those who specifically love to write about family trends, parenting styles, children up bring, unique family composition; the list bellow gives you, as a writer an opportunity to publish with them your professionally crafted writings. What you need to know is the need of their target audience. For example to inform, educate and entertain their target audience, this is actually what every publisher want get from your writing. Is your writing of benefit to their target audience? It is question in mind of a publisher before using your work.

Simply Family Magazine

It is a monthly publication. It is designed as a free resource for families in areas around Montana region. As the name suggests, Simply Family Magazine, it covers every aspect of parenting steps starting from newborns through college freshmen-and-women. They allow room for plenty of humorous stories. They reserve rights to edit for length and clarity. They publish also how-to pieces are of non-locals origin. Payment is made after publication, and payment differs, depending depth, and length of the work Submitted. For more information access and read writers guideline and editorial calendar.

Babble
They run print, columns and online. They do assign features to established freelancers. Pitches must be specifically related to the working moms. It can be geared to her, personal life style, work, family and well-being. It can also be a blend all mentioned above. The length of work they need is about (1000-2000) words for print. They assign Columns to their staff to write, but if one has an idea for their humor back page, they wish to see your pitch. They do assign short features to freelancers and the length online assignment is from 500 – 1,000 words. Payment is about $150. For more information read their submission guidelines.

Metro Parent

Metro parent media is always looking for talent to contribute to their regional parenting magazine, which covers Southwest Michigan. It is a monthly publication. The aim is to have entertaining, educative, informative and interesting stories about parents. They offer to pay $350 for feature articles and $35 for other articles. They boast of over 60 000 verified circulation and a readership of about 300 000 readers. Work length range from 100 words to about 2500 words, according to their website. For more about what they publish, read their submission guidelines.

Alaska Parent Magazine

They generally seek articles on parenting styles and family’s life .It also publishes a helpful editorial calendar, and they pay up to $200 for every article they use. Alaska Parent magazine is always looking for talented freelance writers with a fresh, engaging writing style and a keen sense of the topics that matter to parents. They recommend you read more about their publication. This so for writers to get a feel for the type of articles they value and promote. They pay $40-$200 for original articles, and $25-$40 for reprints. For more information read their
submission guidelines.

Lies about Parenting
It publishes articles that provoke thoughts on all aspects of being a parent. They accept pitches for articles that offer advice and share surprises, a personal story, and self-disclosure. Payment is $50 for every post used. For more information read their submission guidelines.

Adoptive Family Magazine
It is an award-winning resource for adoptive parents. It is also for people who wish to navigate the adoption process; Adoptive Families gives information, and support through expertly crafted articles, personal essays, and advice. They need a query Letter and payment is not disclosed. They have specified for “parents writers only”. “I am thinking if I am not a parent writer”. I just change now and I become one and send my work to them. For information on how to submit your work read submission guidelines.

9 blogs and online magazines that pay writers well for contributing articles and essays

If you are a freelancer, and you want to make money from your writing, then bellow is a list of blogs and magazine that pays contributors for published articles and essays. What you need is only to type the name blog or magazine list below, on Google search, then click on the blog or magazine website for submission guidelines.

Gothamist is a news and lifestyle blog, and it covers New York City. It is good for writers living around New York City. They pay original, heartbreaking, compelling, and enlightening stories that help readers better understand New York City, and the people living in it.

This is according to their submission guidelines. Submit a well source article, up to 1 500 words. They publish true-life mysteries, and well explained stories. The story has to reveal how some aspects of New York City works. Your story should expose injustice and corruption.

Unworthy Publishes original feature stories supporting their mission of “creating a better world.” It is a social-media driven website. It thrives on click-bait articles posted on websites like as Facebook. They pay up to $150 for each article they use plus $50 bonus. Currently they are accepting pitches from freelancers. For more go to their submission Guidelines.

Dorkly: It seeks to publish articles on pop culture, on topic such as movies, television, anime and video games. They pay a minimum of $75 per published article they accept. Dorkly stories are generally short, up to 500 words, but open to ideas that will resonate with millions of their readers. Payment is based on rate with traffic and distribution bonuses. To learn more about Dorkly, visit their website for submission guidelines.

Cosmopolitan Magazine publishes essays about memorable, hilarious and crazy experiences in colleges. They pay $100 per essay published on their website.They accepts essays of not more than 800 words. Learn more by going through read their submission guidelines.

Modern Love is a regular column published and run by the New York Times. It publishes personal essays about relationships, marriages, parenting and dating. They pay up to $300 per essay. For more go through their submission guidelines.

Paste Magazine publishes articles on music, TV, comedies, books, design, tech, drink, all things geeks, and video games. They pay up to $50 per article. They focus on popular culture.

Extra Crispy is a lifestyle blog. It is owned and run by Time Inc. It publishes “opinion pieces, personal essays and reported stories, work of humor, narratives, profiles features, original recipes, and how-to articles. Payment is indicates as a rate of 50 cents per word. To learn more read their submission guidelines.

Polygon publishes engaging stories about on video game artists, fans, and culture. They pay $0.25 per word; that means for a 500 word article you can be paid up to $125. Learn more from their submission guidelines.

Dame accepts and publishes Stories of 800 and 2,000 words length. This depends on the subject matter and the story format. It is a women’s website, they publish a lot, for example essays, news and news analysis, relationships, sex, race, gender, politics, entertainment and arts, business, politics, Internet culture and health. Payment is negotiated upon acceptance. Learn more from their submission guidelines.

The East Africa Data Centre (EADC) has launch a $5 million Dollars Kenya Power substation in Kiambu County

The importance of this new facility was marked on Monday, 23th of October, 2016, in a launch ceremony for the new Kenya Power substation at EADC. In attendance to the launch were Hon. William Kabogo, Kiambu County Governor, the CEO of Kenya Power, Dr Ben Chumo, the CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya, Mr Ben Roberts, and EADC CEO Mr Dan Kwach. EADC has gone greener in global competitive advantage, many thanks to Kenya Power’s energy mix.

The $5 million Kenya Power substation, will Kenya moving to moves to renewable energy that has emerged as a competitive advantage for energy-intensive businesses. East Africa Data Centre is a facility set up to provide an environment to ensure the continuous running of communication equipment and application systems. The Data Centre is designed to ensure it provides the highest levels of availability to customers.

EADC hosts critical data for clients. These include cloud services, and data back-up, on servers for heavy energy users. Combining data into a single premise is far more energy efficient compare to multiple individual on-site data servers. It is worth noting that data centers are still heavy energy users.

EADC is a carrier-neutral data Centre in Nairobi. It is the largest and most sophisticated in East Africa, offering secure and reliable space for dedicated hosting, collocation, interconnect services, network-based services, applications, disaster recovery, and cloud services. A Tier Three data Centre is built to international standards and it is the only purpose is to build data Centre in East Africa. EADC is an independent company within The Liquid Telecom Group with a dedicated management team system.

It is reported that Kenya’s Data centers Kenya last year consumed 7,800,000 MwH of electricity. 4,000,000 MwH was consumed by large and medium commercial and industrial users. EADC uses just one out tens of thousands of industrial electricity consumption. This is about 410 MwH

Globally, data centers are now consuming some 3 per cent of the world’s total electricity supply. Their power consumption is growing at about 4 per cent a year. This is driven by some of the world’s largest data Centre users, like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple, as well as IBM and Microsoft.

This has put pressure on for policy makers, with Google’s electricity consumption, alone, almost twice each year, and now running at around 3.2 Gw. In the US, analysts now estimate that the 91bn KwH and $9bn of electricity that data centres were consuming in 2013, will have become 139bn KwH and $13.7bn of electricity by 2020. These prompt a need for an extra 17 power plants.

“As the growth and power hungry nature of data centers has moved into the public eye, there has been an increasing focus on data centers sourcing energy from renewable energy sources, so that they are not contributing to global warming,” said EADC CEO Dan Kwach.

He added that, it has seen the world’s data centers required, increasingly, to demonstrate their green credentials to win international clients.

Though there are more opportunities in data across the world, Marty Ward and Sean Derrington, article on IT today, wrote that, Data center managers are caught between a rock and a hard place. This is so because they are expected to do more than ever, including protecting rapidly expanding volumes of data and a growing number of mission-critical applications, managing highly complex and wildly heterogeneous environments, meeting more challenging service level agreements (SLAs), and implementing a variety of emerging “green” business initiatives.

Challenge for data centers, globally, has few options exist to generate enough renewable energy for Centre individually. However, two-thirds of Kenya’s electricity now is generated from renewable sources. The country has therefore moved into a leading position in clean power, compared with other African nations and global energy mixes.

UK, renewable energy now accounts for around 25 per cent of the electricity supply. South Africa, it accounts for less than 10 per cent, Egypt is working to meet a target of 20 per cent of its electricity sourced from renewable energy by 2020, and Ghana to reach a target of 10 per cent. EADC’s shift to more Kenya Power electricity push it up the ‘green’ ladder as a green data Centre, powered by a higher percentage of renewable energy than other data centers in Africa, and making it more appealing for environmentally consciously global..

Before the launch of substation, EADC was using Kenya Power electricity for 85 per cent of the time, and diesel-fuelled back-up generators for the other 15 per cent of the time, during national grid power outages.

The new substation means East Africa’s largest, and most sophisticated data Centre, based in Nairobi, is now on mains electricity 97 per cent of the time, substantially cutting its diesel consumption, and raising its green credentials. The move to secure 97 per cent availability of Kenya Power’s remarkably green electricity has now positioned the data Centre as an exceptionally sustainable option, offering it a competitive advantage over data centers elsewhere in Africa according to CEO Mr Kwach.

International brands retails shops find business opportunity in Nairobi

East Africa retails sector has attracted international brands retails shops like The Foschini Group Carrefour and LC Waikiki. Betty Musyoki, Director of Portfolio Management and Client Services at Broll Kenya says despite slow growth of retail growth in the neighboring east African states Kenya continues to attract foreign investors.
She cite Citi Group report that says Kenya is the second most developed retails market in the sub-Saharan African and south Africa leads. “Apart from having a growing and stable economy, the biggest driver of retail in Kenya is the rapidly growing middle class that does not shy away from spending.” Betty added.

Betty Further said the real estate construction boom has witnessed introduction of modern retail space. This offers world class shopping experience and presents growth opportunities for local brands. It is also paving way for the entry of international brands such as Carrefour which is to open their first two outlets in Nairobi in the last quarter of 2015.

Broll is involved in a number of retail projects in East Africa. These projects include two Rivers, The Hub and garden City mall in Nairobi, as well as Market Shopping Centre in Kigali Rwanda and Penninsula Mall in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

The Hub is a mixed-use development measuring 31,000m2 and it opens in this year. Anchors include as Carrefour and Virgin Active. Broll is involved in the leasing and will manage Buffalo Mall that was opened in February this year with Tuskys as an anchor. The mall has a GLA of 8,000m2. The mall has an area of 8,000 meters square.

Garden City mall is situated along the Thika Superhighway is the mixed-use development under Broll leasing and management covering an area of 56,000 meter square. The mall is set to open on 28th may this year with Nakumatt, Game, Tile& carpet and Victoria Court.

Broll Kenya is now mandated to lease retail and office component of the development as well as manage the mall and the estate. Betty said. Two Rivers is a mixed-use development allocated along Limuru road covering an area of 94,500 meter with 65,000 meters set for retails shops. The remaining 25,000 meter square reserved for offices. Virgin Active is taking up to 4,500 for Gym.

The retail component opens for trade in October this year with Truworths, Mr.Price, LC Waikiki, The Foschini Group, Woolworths and KFC. Two Rivers along Limuru Road bordering the Northern Bypass is 14km from the CBD. It is close to the UN headquarters and a number of embassies. Its catchment area includes the neighboring affluent areas of Spring Runda and Gigiri.

“This is an important development because Nairobi is East Africa’s premium development destination and Two Rivers will provide a new state-of-the-art, sustainable and well managed mixed-use urban node set on 100 acres of prime land.” Betty said.

Betty Musyoki points out that the trend is growing trend in mixed-use developments in Kenya. Popularity stems from the fact that these developments offer retail, offices, residential, and entertainment all in one parcel of land. Mixed-use developments offer a sense of security, convenience and cater for the needs of the modern buyer or user. She added that from a retail perspective, residential and offices feed into retail and create a guaranteed footfall and customer base.

Broll is sponsor of the East Africa Property Investment (EAPI) Summit since its inception in 2014. It believes in the value, that an event of this nature provides for investors but also to real estate professionals.

The queen I love the queen in you…

The queen
I love the queen in you
Not really your origin
But lighting delight in you
The light in you is what I love
The person you in you
Is what puts life in me
Is what puts light?
In my face
In my soul,
In my heart,
In my life,
My world
My household is your household
Your household is my household
My world is your world
Hence our world
My child is your child
Hence our child
I feel invaluable only attached to you
And being part of you
Our child is our pride
It defines our destiny
It grew up in light in you
And hence our light
In spirit in you
Hence our spirit
We meet you made me a man
Depressed I was
You put delight in my heart
Lived in loneliness
You brought my companion
You are blessing, you are
A queen who found me
A boy and made me a man
I was husband to none
And you made me one
Of your own
The father of your child

Facing the New World Stresses Managing stresses in…

Facing the New World Stresses
Managing stresses in life is what makes a human being what he or she is. My brother and I used to play like we will never play again. We acted and play role adults, we played with other village children till our parent became suspicious, that might have lost our way home, and began finding where are about. We sometimes forget we had a number problem in life because play is made our day.
We felt hungry but play was our best option as long as we had energy to jump up and down, run here and there, lift that thing up, drops down another, we push one another to the point of hurt; to sometimes extend of one bleeding or bruised. Sometimes, we felt hungry for a period of time, normally the time during which we used to have meals, after that time, we felt full of energy as if we have just eaten, we now encourage ourselves to continue playing , saying hungry is lost now we can play.
We could hardly get tired. We accompanied friends to the home and share the little food their parents have prepared. This is sweetest part of slowly eroding African culture, the child was a community property, and every one had a responsibility in bringing up and caring for children.
Today the same village where I grew up, if a child is found eating in neighbor house, is warned not eat from people’s house, reason being the child will lack manners, or fed portion, or poison, but some of us still have manners though and were not poisoned.
The world has really changed. We don’t trust one another. We live in a world where, your closest neighbor maybe a dangerous criminal or a drug dealer or hater, child abductors, child trafficker, and to be safe, we restrict our children freedom of  free play and socialize with world around them.
A friend once advised me not have a meal in restaurant in a regular basis, when I asked why, he faced me and said “This is Nairobi”. I was scared in the first place, but I gave myself courage, dismissing his advice, that I don’t have enemies or haters.
We have lost trust even from even our relationships, what is left is service, get the services want and leave me alone kind of relationship.
In 2014 I had a neighbor who was funny beyond being funny. He eats the cooked by his wife, while is present the house. In case he finds the wife has cooked the food already, he won’t eat. He goes straight to the kitchen, and he cooks for himself. When he was asked why he didn’t eat the food cooked by his wife in his absence, his response was “never trust women”. What came to my mind was, he doesn’t trust his sisters and his mother, because they are women. My question was why they lived together in one roof; sleep one bed, when you trust one another.
The wife had to pack belonging and left matrimonial home. She has to because how will live with someone who is thinks you might poison him or her anytime.
In African culture, if a man refuses to eat the food cooked by his wife, it is like he is filing a divorce. So we trust only when we see each other eyes. Happiness of a woman in Africa is her husband to eat the foot she cooks.

let us all say no What color value…

let us all say no

What color value most?
The color speak not
The ethnicity speaks not
The content in one speaks loud
Not the darkness of the skin
Not lighting of the skin
Not yellowness of the skin either
But the inner you is precious

The mind you speak is
light to the world!
Yes, not your color
But , the content in your character!
Yes, i buy that one
Ethnicity, tribe, color origin

Let us all say no.

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