Daily Archives: February 20, 2013

Casa Dorada Los Cabos Nominated Among World’s Best Hotels in T+L World’s Best Survey 2013

With an incomparable location on Medano Beach–the best swimmable beach of Cabo, Casa Dorada is just steps away from world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and the marina. As a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a collection of the world’s finest independent luxury hotels, Casa Dorada Los Cabos brings the upscale service and family-friendly features to the Cabo San Lucas oceanfront. The Resort grants visitors a more convenient, yet equally spectacular, alternative to the more remote hotel zone of the Tourist Corridor. Boasting unobstructed vistas of Land’s End and the famous Arch, Casa Dorada is just 30 minutes away from Los Cabos International Airport. All of the 150 spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and penthouses, open up to Los Cabos’ most dazzling ocean view, while the luminous and contemporary interiors ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort and Spa is proud to announce the Resort’s nomination among world’s best hotels for 2013 in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Survey 2013. Casa Dorada participates in the survey along with eight other properties in the Los Cabos category and nearly 200 other properties across Mexico.

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WEST AFRICA MOVES TO REVIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT NEGOTATIONS WITH EU

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Standard Bank Group funds USD120m water project in Ghana

Standard Bank Group has arranged an international financing package to develop a USD126-million sea water desalination plant in Accra, Ghana. The plant will have a water production capacity of 60,000m3/day. Investors in the project are Spanish infrastructure company Abengoa S.A. and Sojitz Corporation of Japan, which together are contributing equity funding covering 30% of project costs. The balance of 70% of the project’s funding is provided by Standard Bank Group in the form of senior debt. read more

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Standard Bank Group showcases green-rated building

Standard Bank Group’s latest office complex in Rosebank, Johannesburg, is set to drive growth and development in this fast emerging and developing business hub. read more

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Brad Breetzke, Head of Mining Metals Finance at Standard Bank Group

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Standard Bank Group scoops top honour in annual Project Finance magazine awards

Standard Bank Group has won Project Finance magazine’s 2012 African Mining Deal Of The Year for the USD700m project funding for Konkola Copper Mines Plc. The award recognizes Standard Bank Group’s capabilities and achievements in helping implement KCM’s brownfields expansion project in Zambia’s copper belt to re-establish mining operations, and complete the development of the KonkolaDeep Mining Project. read more

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Deal builds on Standard Bank Group’s track record in Mozambique

Empresa Moçambicana de Exploraçāo Mineira SA (EMEM) has mandated Standard Bank Group to advise it on its current and future shareholdings in Mozambican mining companies and to advise EMEM as it works to develop the infrastructure required to unlock the full potential of mining projects in Mozambique. read more

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AfDB report shows projects underway in Africa to reduce nearly 7 million tonnes CO2, create more than a million new electricity connections in Africa with AfDB and CIF support

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Commissioner Piebalgs to launch new food security and energy projects during his visit to Burundi

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ During a two-day visit to Burundi (21-22/02), EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will announce an €18 million new project on food security for the benefit of around 20,000 households and to treat 80,000 undernourished children in the country. He will also launch a second project, worth €50 million, to provide access to sustainable energy for a million of Burundi’s citizens, particularly for those living in rural areas. read more

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Togo/santé animale : la 20ème conférence de l’OIE pour l’Afrique se déroule à Lomé

La 20ème conférence de la commission régionale de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé Animale (OIE) pour l’Afrique s’est ouverte le 19 février dernier à Lomé. read more

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More than 400 smart grid vendors vying for $66bn emerging markets opportunity

WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — Across 35 emerging market countries, there are more than 400 vendors vying for the more than $66 billion smart grid market opportunity by 2023. Among these 400 vendors, the number of local-based vendors active in smart grid projects currently exceeds the number of large international vendors, signaling an opening up of the smart grid vendor landscape. A new study from Northeast Group – Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Vendor Analysis – highlights this growing trend as well as the increasing level of collaboration between international and local-based vendors. Among the local vendors, over 160 of them based in Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East & North Africa, South Africa, and Southeast Asia are well positioned in the smart grid market. Of these, over 25% are already active in significant smart grid projects. read more

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World Cocoa Foundation and TCHO Partner to Boost Flavor and Value of Ghana’s Cocoa Crop

WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and chocolate maker TCHO are collaborating to introduce innovations and quality improvements to cocoa grown in Ghana. This will take the form of a “Flavor Lab” located at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) and on-farm extension work. The project’s goal is to demonstrate to farmers the direct link between quality at the farm level and increased value for their products. read more

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Westcon Group Achieves Microsoft Gold Communications Competency in EMEA

First Distributor Globally to Achieve Designation for Microsoft® Lync® Based on Rigorous Standards for Unified Communications Competency read more

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M2M Market: Machine to Machine Solutions and Strategies Analyzed in Research Reports

Industry forecast reports on machine to machine market covering wireless M2M opportunities, IoT, M2M communication, strategic alliances in M2M ecosystem and more.

DALLAS /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Despite its low ARPU, the wireless M2M market has become a key focus of many mobile network operators as their traditional voice and data markets become saturated. At the same time, IoT & M2M communication is projected to be the fastest growing technology segments of the Information Technology (IT) sector in the next 3 to 5 years, with significant potential investments from companies to secure their computing environment. At the forefront of the next electronics super cycle, shall be next generation wireless devices that take advantage of embedded computing and machine to machine communications as well as consumer solutions involving wearable computing and next generation applications such as augmented reality. RnR Market Research offers multiple research reports on the machine-to-machine (m2m) ecosystem with data, information, analysis and forecasts valuable to multiple stakeholders of the industry including but not limited to hardware vendors, software vendors, wireless and other market players in the Utilities & Smart Grid, Automotive & Transportation, Logistics, Public Safety, Security & Surveillance, Retail & Vending and Healthcare segments. read more

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