Car culture’s most iconic custom, the Hirohata Merc, reportedly for sale

first_imgJil McIntosh COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos RELATED TAGSMercuryCoupeFlexClassic CarsClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclescustomFlexHirohata Merchot rodMercuryPetersen Museum If you’ve ever wanted to own a serious piece of custom-car history, this may be your chance. The Hirohata Merc, one of the most famous customs of all time, is up for sale.According to a post on Instagram, the family of the car’s long-time owner is looking for a new home for it. Details are sketchy, but it appears the car may be for private sale, rather than sent to an auction, and that the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, where the car is currently being displayed, is interested.As for what this iconic car will bring, that’s anybody’s guess, but similarly-famous cars have brought cubic dollars. The 1968 Mustang from Bullitt sold last year at auction for US$3.71 million, while the Golden Sahara II, built in 1954 by customizer George Barris and famous for its light-up tires, crossed the block in un-restored state for US$350,000 in 2018. See More Videos The Mustang from ‘Bullitt’ just sold for a whopping .85 million We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 5 rare, one-off cars people actually drove every dayThe car was named for its first owner Bob Hirohata, who lived in Los Angeles. He’d already owned a 1949 Chevy that he’d taken to George and Sam Barris at their Barris Kustoms shop for a mild makeover. In 1952, he bought a second-hand 1951 Mercury, and this time, the Barris brothers gave it the full custom treatment. Some of the changes included chopping the roof (cutting the pillars and lowering the roof), lowering the suspension, giving it a V-butted windshield, extending the front and rear fenders, and creating a new grille. It’s believed to be the first 1951 Mercury to have its top chopped.The car consistently won trophies at shows, but it wasn’t just for display. Hirohata drove it daily as a regular vehicle, and took it from California to Indiana on Route 66 so he could see the Indy 500.Hirohata sold the car in 1955, and two years later it was involved in a crash and rebuilt. It went through a couple of owners and ended up in rough shape. Jim McNiel, 16 years old at the time, bought it in 1959 for $500. He fixed it up a bit and also used it as a daily driver, until he got married in 1964 and put the car in storage. (Hirohata was shot execution-style in his driveway in 1981; his murder was never solved.)Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Hirohata Merc on display at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened That’s not unusual when family members inherit rolling pieces of history, as happened with the Bullitt Mustang. These cars require very expensive insurance and secure storage, and that often overwhelms the owners. We’re hoping a museum like the Petersen steps up, so fans will still be able to see the original Hirohata Merc as it was back in its glory days. advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca There was interest in “lost” custom cars in the 1980s, and in 1985, car builders Jack Walker and Doug Thompson built a clone of the Hirohata Merc. But the real one was still around, and in 1988, Jim McNiel began restoring it as it was originally built. It went back on the show circuit in 2011, and in 2017, was added to the National Historic Vehicle Register.McNiel died in 2018 and the car stayed in his family, but according to the Instagram post, “Our family has enjoyed this car immensely for over six decades and now it’s time for new stewardship to continue its legacy.” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Hirohata Merc Instagram Trending in Canada RELATED ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Sandra Day O’Connor To Speak At CU-Boulder On April 17

first_img Published: April 1, 2008 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court and one of the better-known justices of modern times, will give a public talk at the University of Colorado at Boulder on April 17 at 7 p.m. in Macky Auditorium.O’Connor served on the court from 1981 to 2006 and played a pivotal role as a crucial swing vote during her tenure. In addition to her talk, O’Connor also will receive the CU-Boulder Center of the American West’s 2008 Wallace Stegner Award at the talk.The center, which is sponsoring O’Connor’s lecture along with the CU Law School, presents the Stegner Award to Westerners who have demonstrated singular achievement, creativity and dedication in their professional lives. O’Connor is a longtime Westerner and co-author of a memoir, with her brother Alan, of growing up on her family’s ranch in Arizona.Tickets for O’Connor’s talk are $10 for the general public and $3 for CU-Boulder students.”When it comes to intellectual clarity and sound judgment, Justice O’Connor sets the standard for the region and the nation,” said history Professor Patty Limerick, faculty director of the Center of the American West. “April 17, 2008, will be one of the center’s happiest days, and the inspiration drawn from hearing Justice O’Connor in person will ripple and echo for years in the lives of many students, faculty and local citizens.”Past recipients of the Center of the American West’s Wallace Stegner Award have included Ivan Doig, Vine Deloria Jr., David Lavender, N. Scott Momaday and Terry Tempest Williams.This year’s Wallace Stegner Award presentation is made possible by Al and Carol Ann Olson.The mission of the CU-Boulder Center of the American West is to explore the distinctive character and issues of the region and to help Westerners become well-informed, participating citizens. For more information visit the Web site at www.centerwest.org or call (303) 492-4879.Tickets for the O’Connor lecture are available to the public through Tickets West, at all King Soopers outlets, on line at ticketswest.rdln.com/%29 and ticketswest.rdln.com/ and by phone at 1-866-464-2626. Student tickets are available through the UMC Connection in the University Memorial Center.last_img read more

BSJ Facilitating Development of Standards

first_imgRelatedBSJ Facilitating Development of Standards RelatedBSJ Facilitating Development of Standards Advertisements RelatedBSJ Facilitating Development of Standardscenter_img BSJ Facilitating Development of Standards Foreign AffairsMay 31, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) continues to facilitate the development of national standards, by engaging representatives from various industries in identifying and developing standards relevant to the areas they represent.Currently, there are a total of 66 standards in various stages of the promulgation of the process. Of these, there are 31 standards being revised, 18 being adapted and 18 being developed by 30 technical committees and technical sub-committees.According to a Ministerial Report tabled recently in the House of Representatives, draft standards for Transport Gas Containers and Bituminous Materials will be submitted to the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce for approval.In addition, the BSJ is one of four sub-executing agencies responsible for executing the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality/Inter American Development Bank project for promoting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Caribbean through technical standards.The project, which commenced in 2005 and is expected to end in 2011, aims at improving the competitiveness of SMEs in the CARICOM region, via the establishment and implementation of regional technical standards, in order to increase trade in goods and services and promote regional and global integration.Meanwhile for the 2010/11 financial year, the BSJ says it is aiming to acquire equipment for laboratories to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of services; upgrade the Packing Laboratory, by expanding the scope of services offered; implement an energy saving project to include an investment grade energy audit; and to continue the revision of the Standards Act 1969, the Weights and Measures Act 1976 and the Processed Food Act 1959.The BSJ is a statutory body established by the Standards Act of 1968 to promote and encourage standardization in relation to commodities, processes and practices. However, over the years, its role has been expanded to include the provision of services in relation to conformity assessment (certification, inspection and testing, and calibration) and metrology.Its main activities include: facilitating the development of standards and other requirements to which particular commodities, services, practices and processes must comply; monitoring for compliance; conducting tests and calibrating instruments; certifying products and management systems; providing industrial training and promoting research and education in standardization.last_img read more

CARICOM Heads invited to Guyana to discuss region’s future

first_imgRelatedCARICOM Heads invited to Guyana to discuss region’s future FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Regional Heads of Government have been invited by the President of the Republic of Guyana, His Excellency Bharrat Jagdeo, to attend a two-day retreat in that country to discuss the future of the Caribbean. While a date has not been finalised for the retreat, the intent is for the region’s leaders to deliberate ahead of the July regular meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government in St. Kitts and Nevis. A communiqué issued at the conclusion of the 22nd Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government in Grand Anse, Grenada on February 26, stated that the invitation comes against the background of acknowledgement by the leaders that the region faces many “serious challenges” to its survival and there is “an apparent loss of momentum” in the regional integration agenda. It goes on further to say that the Heads of Government are convinced that collective commitment to the regional concept will enable member states to overcome the challenges, while there is consensus about the need to re-assess approaches with a view to determining modalities that would re-energise the regional integration effort. “Heads of Government recognised that their discussions were taking place against the backdrop of the rapidly changing international environment, including the ongoing global financial and economic crisis, which has had a negative impact on the economies of the region. It was against this background that, despite their concern at the slow pace of the regional integration movement, Heads of Government urged that the Community should not allow itself to be discouraged by the often expressed views that CARICOM was in crisis. They urged, instead, that the region be viewed as being at the crossroads of opportunity,” the document stated. The communiqué said the regional leaders believed that CARICOM’s leadership, at all levels, should acknowledge the protracted challenges and the urgency of addressing the perception of decline. In this regard, there was acknowledgement of the need to implement decisions already made and embodied in the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas “living by the spirit of unity and collective action that inspired the Grand Anse Declaration, which preceded it.” The communiqué said that having re-affirmed their commitment to the regional endeavour and agreed that focus should be placed on improving the welfare of citizens, the leaders are of the view that it was prudent that they adopt a united front and proceed accordingly. RelatedCARICOM Heads invited to Guyana to discuss region’s future CARICOM Heads invited to Guyana to discuss region’s future Office of the Prime MinisterMarch 2, 2011 CONTACT: DOUGLAS McINTOSH RelatedCARICOM Heads invited to Guyana to discuss region’s future Advertisementslast_img read more

Meeting over Swan Park restoration described as breakthrough

first_img Twitter By News Highland – June 14, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter A meeting discussing the need for funding to restore Swan Park in Buncrana has been described as a breakthrough.Officals from Donegal County Council along with Oireachtas members and senior officals from a number of departments attended the meeting in Leinster house to discuss the source of funding to restore the local amenity which was destroyed during last August’s flash flooding.Donegal Senator Padraig MacLochlainn says progress has been made with Government Chief Whip Minister Joe McHugh committing to discuss with Government officials the options brought to the table.He says, it’s over to the Government now to complete the jigsaw:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/mcalocghghghghlainnweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleTaylor Swift ‘can’t wait to play Dublin’ this weekendNext articleRoads left too long after dug up by companies – Cllr News Highland WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Meeting over Swan Park restoration described as breakthrough Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApplast_img read more

Council to compile report on zoned land for housing

first_img Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleBrigade and Eglinton to fight for NW Senior CupNext articleStricter regulations needed at recycling centres – O Fearriagh News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp Questions are being asked of the local authority as to how much Council owned land is zoned for housing and at what location in Donegal.Details of land available for housing purposes are not readily available, but Donegal County Council has endeavoured to compile a report with the aim of providing it to members as soon as possible.The request was made by Cllr Gerry Crawford, he says it’s shocking that the Council doesn’t seem to know or have this information to hand:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/gerryvhgfhgfhfghousing.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Council to compile report on zoned land for housing Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter By News Highland – July 27, 2018 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

Irish Water fined for delays in work at Donegal treatment plants

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+ Irish Water has been fined €6,000 for delays in carrying out vitally needed work to improve drinking water and reduce levels of an environmental pollutant linked to cancer.The company was prosecuted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for breaking the European Union (Drinking Water) Regulations 2014 requiring remedial action at six water treatment plants providing drinking water to thousands of people in Co Donegal.The facilities were located at Cashelard, Fintown, Greencastle, Gortahork-Falcarragh, Narin-Portnoo, and Rathmullan.The court heard drinking water from the treatment plants had been found to have excessive levels of THMs (trihalomethanes), a bi-product of chlorination to disinfect groundwater which makes its way into the supply. They can have possible carcinogenic effects if consumed over long periods, Judge John Brennan was told.However, there were no health risks caused, the court heard and the HSE had found that any risks were outweighed by the benefits of chlorination.Irish Water pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to two sample counts while the four remaining charges were withdrawn. However, Judge Brennan noted that full facts in relation to all the charges would be presented and Irish Water agreed to pay prosecution costs.Prosecution counsel Sinead Mullan, instructed by solicitor Maeve Larkin, told the court the charges related to failures to implement “regulation 10” directions from the EPA to carry out necessary remedial work to reduce levels of THMs in water.EPA inspector Derval Devaney told the court the limit for THMs was 100mg per litre but until ten years ago it had been 150mg per litre.Explaining the reason for the limit reduction, she said it was precautionary resulting from World Health Organisation studies which suggested a possible link between THMs and cancer.The Cashelard treatment plant had an average THM reading of 200mg per litre and at times it had risen to over 400mg, four and a half times the limit.Irish Water had been given a direction to upgrade the plant and in January 2015 an upgrade plan had been approved with the EPA which had to be completed within two years.It involved connecting to a Ballyshannon group water scheme. She agreed with defence counsel Eoghan Cole that the long-term plan was to gain use of a reservoir controlled by the ESB and Irish Water had to wait for a licence to be granted.However, Devaney said there was nothing to stop Irish Water setting up an interim mobile treatment plant on site at Cashelard until the licence was granted.The court heard that the Fintown plant had average THM levels of 200mg per litre and the long-term plan was to decommission the facility and have water piped in from another supply. However, the pipeline was just 80% complete by their February 2017 deadline.Irish Water had been given two years to build a 7-kilometre pipeline and a 1,000 cubic metres reservoir to service the Greencastle plant and reduce THM levels there. The deadline was February 2017 but the work was not expected to be completed until the end of this year.Gortahork-Falcarragh’s water treatment operation had a 31 October deadline to complete a new plant to bring THM levels in accordance with the regulations. However, it was currently close to completion and was expected to be finished in June.The Irish Water treatment plant at Narin-Portnoo was expected to be decommissioned and replaced by a 4-kilometre pipeline from another reservoir. The deadline was February 2017 but by then just 500 metres of the pipeline had been completed.Devaney agreed with Cole that it was finished months later.The Rathmullan facility was to be replaced in the long-term by being connected to Letterkenny.However, Irish Water was supposed to, as an interim measure, connect Rathmullan to the Milford supply system which was compliant with THM levels. The deadline was 28 February last year and that was not done until October.There was a 10-week drought in the area last summer and a mobile treatment plant was put in place in the area, she said.Devaney agreed that there had been no health risks caused and that Irish Water had been co-operative.The maximum fine was €5,000 per charge. Cole asked the court to note that by 2021 Irish Water will have spent €100 million on upgrades in Donegal.Judge Brennan noted the problems had existed before Irish Water had been created and when Donegal County Council was responsible it had begun planning remedial work. He accepted that Irish Water had to review those measures when it took over the operation of the water network.He also remarked that the public perception of the possible carcinogenic effect was a very serious issue which would give worry to the ordinary consumer.He accepted that there was no mala fides on behalf of Irish Water and that mobile treatment units which had been used in Rathmullan with success were site-specific and could not have been used at all the other locations.He accepted there was some delay in implementing actions plans but that they did take action. By News Highland – April 5, 2018 WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleFive men charged with taking part in illegal parade in DerryNext articleDail hears efforts being made to progress Three School Campus News Highland Google+ Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Irish Water fined for delays in work at Donegal treatment plants Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Charter rate upswing means a reprieve for box ships bound for the breakers

first_img By Mike Wackett 09/05/2017 There appears to be no let-up in the appetite for containership scrapping, with 88, representing some 275,000 teu, sold for demolition already this year, according to the latest data from Braemar ACM.This is more than double the 43 vessels (154,500 teu) scrapped in the same period of 2016.Thus it would seem the industry is on course to achieve another new scrapping record, which would greatly assist the supply and demand rebalance necessary to quell periods of extreme freight rate volatility across the world’s tradelanes. However, according to the London shipbroker, the past weeks have seen “a sharp drop in demolition prices”. Braemar notes that sellers expecting to achieve approximately $400 per LDT on a “delivered basis”, might now struggle to get $380.Braemar said there were a number of factors causing the decline: the upcoming monsoon season in the Indian subcontinent; a weakening of local currencies against the US dollar (especially Bangladesh); and, not least, a drop in steel prices following a reduction in demand for iron ore.Moreover, the recent spike in charter rates, particularly in the embattled panamax sector that also pushed up asset values, has prompted some shipowners to delay or defer scrapping plans.At the Seaspan Corporation first-quarter results presentation on 27 April, the containership owner’s chief executive, Gerry Wang, noted that spot hire rates for a 4,400 teu classic panamax had leaped from a below-operating-cost level of $4,000 per day in February to over $10,000.Mr Wang said Seaspan had confidence that a market upswing had begun and that customer container lines agreed.“They are looking to lock in low rates for long-term charters, while our preference is for short-term higher rates,” he said.Mr Wang confirmed that Seaspan had re-evaluated its scrapping plans for its panamax fleet, due to the more favourable trading conditions.“The market upswing has been really strong and we want to take advantage,” he said.If sustained, the rise in daily hire rates for panamax vessels will be reflected in the revised asset values of ships. For some time the vesselsvalue.com database has shown the ‘live’ value of elderly panamax containerships as being on a par with their demolition value – but this could be about to change.Meanwhile, in a recent analysis of the container market, Peter Sand, chief shipping analyst at BIMCO, noted that, in terms of future supply, so far this year “only eight ships have been ordered, all at Chinese shipyards” and these were all small vessels of 1,750-2,150 teu.However, there is still a significant backlog of newbuild container vessels due for delivery this year and next, some of which have already been the subject of negotiated deferrals that could upset the supply/demand balance.Indeed, Mr Sands cautioned that the orderbook still contained ships totalling around three million teu of capacity, 80% of which are stemmed for delivery this year.center_img © Koscusko last_img read more

Junichi Masuda likely stepping away from director role on future Pokemon games

first_imgJunichi Masuda likely stepping away from director role on future Pokemon gamesAfter Let’s Go!, Masuda to allow “younger generation” to steer the seriesRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterThursday 1st November 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGame FreakLong-time Pokemon director and composer Junichi Masuda has, after working on the very first main series Pokemon game for a console, said he will likely avoid the director role for future installments.In a conversation published on the official Pokemon website, Masuda discusses the interesting technology he was able to work with on Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee, but notes that he would like to see the series handed off to a new group of leaders.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “But at the same time, it’s important to have the younger generation at Game Freak take over the development of Pokémon as a series,” he said. “I do believe this will probably be, in terms of the main Pokémon RPGs, the last time that I work as the director.”Masuda’s first role as director on a Pokemon game was for Pokemon Gold and Silver, where he served as assistant director. He followed that as a director on Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, and since then has held a director role on numerous Pokemon titles. He did not direct during the last generation, which included Pokemon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, though he did serve as producer for both.He has also worked as the composer for almost every main series Pokemon game ever released, all the way back to Pokemon Red and Blue. Masuda seems to have handed off some of his composing duties in Let’s Go! as well to Shota Kageyama, who helped compose tracks for several past Pokemon games including re-working tunes for HeartGold and SoulSilver, and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesPokemon Sword and Shield sold 1.36m retail copies in three days in JapanSales reportedly mark the best opening week a Nintendo Switch title has had in Japan so farBy Rebekah Valentine A year agoPokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee: Critical ConsensusIn a game entirely about revisiting Pokémon’s most familiar region, Game Freak has somehow still managed to surpriseBy Rebekah Valentine 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

India to upgrade rural power distribution networks

first_img BRICS The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of India have signed a $300 million loan to upgrade rural power distribution networks to provide reliable electricity supply to consumers in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The MFF is complemented by a $2 million technical assistance (TA) grant from ADB’s TA Special Fund and the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction to strengthen the gender inclusivity and institutional capacity building of Uttar Pradesh power sector. To improve bill collection, the project will pilot engaging rural women through women’s self-help groups as community collection agents, which will also help increase their family income. Overall, the $430 million multitranche financing facility (MFF) approved for the project constituting two tranches, envisages conversion of 65,000 km of rural low-voltage distribution lines from bare conductors to aerial bundle conductors (ABC) to create a robust distribution network that will benefit an estimated 70 million people in 46,000 villages. The feeder separation network to be established over 17,000 km for agriculture and domestic consumers will facilitate the use of solar energy to meet the agriculture demand, increase in electricity supply duration to rural residential consumers, and energy and water conservation. In addition, the project will improve the gender inclusivity, corporate governance, and financial management capacity of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter After signing the loan agreement, Mohapatra said that upgrading the distribution network will help improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply, reduce the aggregate technical and commercial (ATC) losses, and restore the financial sustainability of the rural electricity supply in the state. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development “The project will establish separate feeders for electricity supply to agriculture and residential consumers to promote better rationing and utilisation of unmetered power, strengthen financial management of the state power distribution entity, and improve bill collection in rural areas through community engagement involving the women’s self-help groups,” said Konishi. TAGSdistribution networksfundingIndia Previous articleNigeria: Confusion about the latest electricity tariffs increaseNext articlePath to a net-zero carbon emission South Africa requires commitment 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finance and Policy Featured image: Stock The signatories to the tranche 1 loan for Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project were additional secretary to the department of economic affairs in the ministry of finance, C. S. Mohapatra, who signed for the government of India, and ADB India resident mission country director Takeo Konishi, who signed for ADB. Generation Read more about:IndiaDistribution networks AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector last_img read more