7 Activities That Feeds Your World of Creativity

pexels-photo-531639A strong desire to learn is what feeds your world of creativity. Call it curiosity, eagerness to know something new in life that is the same as inquisitive thinking. It is a key ingredient to gaining knowledge, getting to know what is taking place in the surrounding you are in. There are a lot of things that are happening where you are, wind blows for examples, and it blows away a piece of paper, ask yourself why, and give yourself are an answer. It indicates you are awake, and you are functioning, and your creativity is on.

You must have a curiosity of a child to discover new ideas. Use senses appropriately, to tell your story. Describe the texture of anything you laid your hand on, or that gets in contact with your skin, how it taste, how it feels, for example a brighter light rays to your eyes, how your whole body reacted when you saw a big snake in front, just few meters away, let us readers feel how you felt, show us the situation you are in, in words, let images of the scene flash in our mind when we read your story, answer all possible question we can ask our self as your audience, about your story. Don’t allow us to ask our self-questions like, then what happened next, show us how, and then give us details. Curiosity of child, I mean being curious as a child, is what, first nourishes your creativity.

Secondly, try doing what you love doing always. This helps you master the art perfectly, and you will even enjoy doing it more. If you love reading for example, then read with focus, have at the back of your mind why you read, what you want to know, and ask yourself if the book you are reading has something that is helpful to you and your work or beneficial to you in a way. Never waste time reading a book that does help you in any way.

Make sure you read always; when you get bored, when you are stressed, when you are not you, in your moods. Reading will take you places you have never been, you will tour around the world reading books, newspapers, magazine and novels, it dips you to the world imagination, and makes you interact with world you have never seen before, or you have never known it exist. It flashes pictures, sceneries in your mind of both ugly and beautiful world. You will visits nature of a different world through words you read, and get motivated or demotivated. If you wish yourself, you were in that world, of the book you are reading, or a story, then an idea has been planted in your mind, and you can pick a pen any time and write something. That is how people get ideas to write. They don’t wait for ideas to come in just, but they look for those ideas where they are hidden, hence keeping your creativity alive.

Third, finding inspiration from others in the profession you belong, and the experts in that field. Try to research to know what lead to their success story. How did they became bestselling authors, and learn how they tell their stories, and read comments given by readers and publishers, what do they like about their writing styles.

Whenever you experiences roads blocks, in your road to being published in your life as a writer, then learn how others before you in the same line of business succeeded. Study to know, how different people in different field reached particulars height of success in their life, and in their career.  Reading the like of Mahatma Gandhi, or Martin Luther (JR) is inspiring, captivating and motivating; I call them the fathers of inspiring quotes of wisdom, about life.

Discover what are your strengths and weakness; accept who you are, then workout to improve.  Belief your actions,  are what will save you from failing, and seek of God’s guidance, and in so doing you will be growing your curiosity as well as developing your career.

Fourth, take nature walk, you will learn new things as you try to ask yourself why the nature behaves the way it behaves, you will want to find out why, when the dropping down of a leaf and a fruit are different. When a mango drops down from a tree, it lands of ground directly below where it was hanging, but for a leave it may be carried far place even from tree it hanged. The reason being a leaf is lighter and it can be blown by wind, and fruit is heavier, and it can resist wind, as it is pull down by force of gravity. The difference therefore is ability to resist the force of a blowing wind. It can be an idea you can write a whole book about it.

You can ask yourself why, where you are walking that moment is different from where you were before for example your office, or your home is quiet or noisy. The new environment refreshes you, your thoughts, and lets in room for creativity; from there you can get an idea to write about.

Think about how your readers will feel, and think  how you describe yourself being in that new situation, tell how you suffered,  how you enjoyed, how ugly it is, or how beautiful it looks, that new place, take your audience to enjoy too, that moment you enjoyed, or show them the ugliness of the place to touch their feeling. The way you feel when telling a story is exactly what the reader feels.  If it affects your feeling it will affect the feeling of the readers.

Do you think your article will make readers interested in visiting the place you are describing?

If you answer is yes then you have got it right, because you writing must affect someone feeling, has to influence readers. From there you will have something to write, some ideas will come to you in different ways, it can be from your day dreams, and beautiful scenery of natural world, talking to a dumpsite diver, call that person dumpsite scavenger, if you wish, they will tell you stories worthy spreading and worth reading, some people fear to talk to them, and don’t know these people hold information with them, that are important in the social circular of the society.

I was once told by a dumpsite diver that he pays rent from selling items from dumpsite to the community. He gave me examples that includes children’s bicycles, thrown away by rich people from richer suburb of Nairobi, he repair them and sell to them to slum people, how cannot afford a new one for their kids. He said sells plastic bottles, scrap metals and cloths to slum dwellers and he earns lot money. Unless you walk around and talk to these people you won’t get such stories.

Fifth is drawing a table of two columns and two rows. Make a list of good ideas you have ever thought of, then make a list, starting from the ones you are familiar with, think of what you can do about them, what change you can make, if you are given a chance.

Then make a list of the worst Ideas you have ever thought of, state how can change or you can improve them. For example, if you are given a chance to provide a solution for global warming what you will do?

Deduce how you can change from worst to better, how can improve and make the worst ideas to be beneficial, is what people want to read. That is feeding and well-nursing your creativity.

Sixth is forging your right moods always. How can you do that? Forgive and forget people you that wronged you. Ask for forgiveness from people you have wronged, including yourself, yes can sometimes wrong yourself, that disturbs you, in your  thought, ask why you even did that, then forget, and go for new endeavors , or get on with your work. It may not be easy but be sure that clearing old situation in your minds, helps you to get yourself in the new thing or new thoughts.  Seeking your new thoughts helps in charming and feeding your creativity.

Lastly, read, read, and read, you will get new ideas, and many ideas, than you may need for yourself. You can read a story in a novel from another part of the world, and it talks about a theme that is similar to what is happening in your country for example corruption, like in a play by Nicholai Gogol, The Government inspector, which will never end since Adam and Eve, then tell you own story, about own country or an organization. So, in short reading keeps creativity alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Publisher Helping Authors Earn from Writing What They Love Writing

imagesTCK publishing gives authors golden opportunity to be published and make money from writing what they love to write. TCK publishing receives unsolicited manuscripts. It could be from a literary agent and authors. You are required to Submit only for original works. All manuscripts received are passed through radical plagiarism checking software. It runs through software to certify it originality.

They publish both fiction and non-fiction titles. Guidelines are divided into two fiction and non-fiction.

TCK publishing non-fiction books in all markets but your work has to meet criteria list below: First, the writer has to be an expert in the market he or she loves writes about, to submit work for publishing. The message or content submitted has to be worth sharing with readers. Secondly your book must solve a specific problem, for example; “Cancer Treatment”. Your work must help the reader to solve what is affecting them, in their everyday life.

They accept simultaneous submission for both individual authors and literary Agents, but non-fiction only.

Writers and literary Agents can submit non-fiction books manuscripts in the market listed below:

  • Gardening
  • How –To do and advice
  • Personal finance
  • Business
  • Health and wellness
  • Relationships
  • Cookbooks
  • Religious and inspirational
  • Self-help and personal development
  • In other markets, not listed above, the author has to demonstrate, or show an active fan based, and a professional marketing plan.For fiction, TCK publishing does not publish receive or accept submissions for the following genre:
  • Poetry
  • Children’s picture books
  • Fanfiction
  •  They consider publishing fiction books in most genres.  But, they must meet the following guidelines:
  • Your work must have a complete full length of a novel. That is (40 000 words) minimum
  • Your story has to be original. That means it must pass plagiarism software test for it to be considered for publishing.
  • Your work can be received from individual authors or literary Agents; it means you can submit your work through an agent or as individual author can send work direct to TCK publishing.
  •   TCK publishing.com, accepts submission from the following genres:
    • Romance
  • Erotica and Erotic Romance
  • New Adult
  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Children’s books
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Middle Grade
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Suspense
  • Science fiction
  • Note: TCK publishing.com does not publishing short stories, poetry or Novella.

Before submitting your work, make sure it is edited. It is free from typo errors and plots holes in the manuscript. It is only the work that stand out, that gets published. You can also receive a free advice to work with an editor, to edit your work before submitting.

Submission is online by filling online form on the website: tckpublishing.com and upload your work as word document, then submit it. After submission you can wait for not more than three months before you informed your work has been published.

The contact form is at the bottom of the page. Give description of your proposed book in 2-3 sentences, and the link to your personal website if possible. All manuscripts are reviewed, and only that stands out are  published.  You can submit only one book for review that means one book submission at time.

I wish to conclude this post by the following announcement, please visit TCKpublishing.com for details

TCKpublishing.com is currently seeking to offer jobs as follows:

They have advertised the post of a senior editor, Digital marketing Manager, affiliate Manager, and Graphic Designer for details on to apply, visit TCKpublishing website and do apply online.

Lastly they offer course that authors grow in their career.

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

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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.

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 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. 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.

8 World Class Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts

For authors of novels, science fiction, fantasy, and romance, publisher listed below are partners or imprint of the world well-known big five publishers worldwide. A deal with them is a boost in a life of an author or as a writer. The big 5 includes Macmillan, Hachette, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster. You must have read a book by these great publishers, and you must feel the quality of the books, from content to paper quality.  It may seem you need an agent to deal them but not true.  Go to their website by typing name on to Google search, and then go to website read what they want and submit your work will be surprised to get a response from them.

Dial Books for Young Readers

They publish hardcover books for children of all ages. This includes books for young adults. Dial Books for Young Readers, is an imprint of Penguin. They accept unsolicited submissions and query letters from agent and authors as well, but do not respond to unsolicited submissions unless they are interested in the book, which tells you that they have enough slush pile submission.

Wondering what is slush pile? Worry not here it is explained; In publishing industry, the slush pile is the set of unsolicited query letters or manuscripts sent either directly to the publisher or literary agent by authors, or to the publisher by an agent not known to the publisher

In case you don’t hear from them, just understand that your piece hasn’t attracted their interest, and you try sending your manuscript somewhere else. Before you make a submission, read first their submission guidelines.

Witness Impulse

They are friendly to new author s. They accept online submission. The link is very easy for author to follow submitting their work.  It is a digital first imprint of Harper Collins. Publish mystery novels, including digital editions by most famous mystery writers of all time, for example, Author Agatha Christie. If you ever read her, then you know exactly what they publish. They also publish upcoming new authors. They publish both digital and print edition. They want a synopsis and the best seen first, and they publish a manuscript of about 10,000 to 75,000 words or above. For more read on the submission guidelines as well as their books on the website.

Love swept and Flirt

They are Random House’s digital-only imprints. It is only focused on romance and women’s fiction books. Most readers are reading eBooks   and they are seeking to partner with the most forward-thinking and up-and-coming authors, and to introduce them to an avid new audience of digital readers community.

The receive queries online submission of 40,000 words or more, in contemporary romance, erotica, paranormal romance, historical romance, women’s fiction, and new adult, though  no strict word count limits for submissions. But work must be at least forty thousand words in length.

They require no agent, they deal directly with authors. If your book does well as an eBook they will consider publishing a print version of it at a later date. The good thing about publishing digitally with Random House is that your book still gets the same serious consideration in terms of editing, marketing, distribution and design. For more visit their website and read their submission guideline.

Forever Yours

Forever is a romance imprint of Grand Central publishing, and, it is the imprint of the Hachette Book Group. It is the digital sister of Forever.  They focus on publishing established and upcoming authors, and they need no agent. Often publish authors not published before.

They publish eBooks; they can also publish print on demand but the book has to be 50,000 words or more in length. The response in 6-8 weeks and give an offer of 25 percent royalties, and receive but  accepts romance submissions from all subgenres,  for example contemporary, romance, new adult,  romantic suspense, western, category romance stories,  inspirational, historical, erotica , paranormal, and  time-travel. They receive in queries through email, a detailed synopsis of novel and a complete manuscript formatted in to a RFT file. They publish novellas, and shortest work they publish is 12000 words and the long about 100,000 words.

To submit to them, send them an email that includes a query letter, a detailed synopsis of your novel, and your completed manuscript formatted to be a RTF file. They accept novellas as well as novels. The shortest works they publish are 12,000 words; the longest are 100,000 according to their submission guidelines. For more read their submission guidelines. They have a larger chain of distributorship and market.

 Harlequin

Harlequin has many divisions. Each division focuses on different subgenres in romance. It might take you sometimes to figure out what is the best fit for your manuscript.  These several division are open to different heat levels,  in the context of romance novels, heat level  is a scale that measures the amount of romantic or sexual details allowed in a  particular division  of  book.

Submission process is generally user friendly. One has to create an account. That account can be used to submit your work to any of their divisions. Once you have created an account you fill out an online form and upload a synopsis, and a manuscript. In case your manuscript is rejected from one division you are always at liberty to submit it to another division, this is now where the heat level make sense.

Avon Romance

Avon Romance is an imprint of HarperCollins. It focuses on romance.   Avon Impulse digital is first imprint.  They publish new authors. If your book makes good digital sales, and it must be over 25,000 words in length, then it will receive a print run, and receive good marketing and   distribution. A book that receives a print run is officially published by Avon Romance for the print edition, and not Impulse. Avon Romance tries to publish   books every month.

They are interested in publishing books that fall into the following categories: romantic suspense, super sexy, contemporaries, trilogies and historical Romance with hooks. They have well experienced editors and marketers, to help authors out.  They give a lot of personalized feedback and support. Avon Impulse really is publishing e-books that sell well, and they are advanced in terms of online marketing. They emphasize on promotion of books, and authors they have accepted to publish. They do not offer advances for most books, but royalties begin as low as 25 percent, up to 50 percent after a sale of about 10,000 copies are sold. Extremely generous!

To submit your work, you have to use an online form. No specific editor to submit your work.  They just need a readable work, no specific format, and you have to be patient enough to wait a little longer for response because all submissions get response within six months.

DAW

This is an imprint of Penguin that is open to manuscript submissions from authors direct. No agent is needed. This is not normal with many publishers, but a great opportunity for authors to deal direct with publishers. DAW is the most respected publisher of Science Fiction, and Fantasy.

They have published authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley and Roger Zelazny.  They have published many bestselling books. They have published Hugo award-winning books.  It is respected and popular.

DAW novels vary in length.  They are rarely containing less than 80,000 words. Their response takes long time in case your book makes past the first reader.  For about DAW read the submission guidelines.

HarperLengend

It is a digital first imprint of HarperOne, which is an imprint of HarperCollins. They publish eBooks and if it does well then they publish a print edition. If the book is more than 25,000 words, it will be available as print-on-demand book as well.  HarperLegend is seeking to publish a very specific kind of book. If they accepted to publish your work, you will be assigned an editor who will be a person with an email address, phone number, Facebook account, LinkedIn account, and Twitter handle, with whom you can communicate with directly. Your editor will tackle all your needs for all things moving forward in the publication process. It is important to go through guideline before submitting your work.

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.

Nairobi Kibera slum gets affordable Internet connection

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Liquid Telecom Kenya takes Internet to Kibera slum. Poa In partnership with Liquid Telecom Kenya has hurled a new Internet model, into the Kibera slums, drawing thousands of subscribers in just a few months.

This is delivered using solar powered hotspots. In addition, the company has also provided free Internet access to Kibera schools, mosques, health centres, churches, and youth centres.

Poa internet was established in August 2015.  It is now employing about 25 regular staff, mostly young people. Most of the employees are from Kibera slums selling Internet for as little as Sh10 for 25MB.
The company’ is aiming at bringing millions of East Africans online over the next in the near future, using innovative technology and ‘kidogo’ (small) product pricing.

“We are selling internet to individuals in Kibera at affordable prices, and have also provided free Internet to more than eight health centres, 20 schools, and 20 cyber cafes’ in the area” said Mr Andy Halsall, CEO of  Poa! Internet.

Poa! Internet is using Liquid Telecom Kenya’s fibre infrastructure.  It is known as a local loop. From a connection near Kibera, to supply the internet to residents of Africa’s second largest slum.
“Liquid Telecom is our partner in ensuring that the less privileged population of Kibera access the same  services and quality of  Internet as their counterparts in other parts of the country, and at an affordable cost”, he said.  The partnership is making a swift and visible difference, he added.
“Internet has made life much better, with more youths engaging in businesses, such as cyber cafes, and shops where they are selling bundles. This has had a positive impact on these individuals and put great potential in their hands”, he said.

The cost of accessing the internet using poa! Internet   ranges from as low as Sh10 for 25 MB to Sh3, 000 for 20 GB, in bundles that do not expire.

Kibera residents are ensured that anybody in Kibera wanting to use high speed, high quality Internet can do so for just a few (bob) Kenya shillings according to  Andy.
poa! Internet also provides its customers with free access to a wide range of digital content. This includes educational, healthcare, and other socially beneficial materials as well as sports, entertainment and news.

“We want to ensure that the people of Kibera can get access to the latest information even when they don’t have cash in their pocket”, Andy explained.
He raised seed funding in the UK to launch the business; on the basis that East Africa still holds huge potential for internet consumption. “We are targeting millions of subscribers in this region, if our plans go as scheduled,” he said.

“East Africa is highly educated but still not everybody has access to internet.”
This vision has seen Liquid Telecom Kenya name poa! Internet, as an outstanding example, of last mile development of the group’s the East African infrastructure.

The launch and rapid rise of poa! Internet in Kibera represents a fulfillment of  liquid telecom, own purpose and vision too, after it had  invested heavily in the new Nairobi metro network,  so that it can provide up to 20 times more internet data across the city with high quality and reliability,  according to Mr. Ben Roberts, CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya.

He added that Liquid telecom was looking forwards to supporting poa! Internet initiative, as their business expands and rolls out to other areas.

About Liquid Telecom
Liquid Telecom Kenya is part of the Liquid Telecom Group.  It is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, financial institutions and businesses of all sizes. The company has won Multi-awards. It has built Africa’s largest single fibre network currently spanning over 24,000km across borders, and covering Africa’s fastest-growing economies where no fixed network has existed before. The company was named Best African Wholesale Carrier for the last four consecutive years at the annual Global Carrier Awards.

Successful Study Habits When Completing Your Business Degree Online

Pursuing a business degree online can prepare you for an exciting job in the business world. However, many students find that business degrees, whether pursued through distance education or in the classroom, are very challenging. These courses are designed to be challenging, and programs in business often involve learning a great deal of information in a relatively short period of time. If you want all the benefits of a business program, you really don’t have to give up your entire life in order to get a better job. Consider these following tips from top students in order to make the most of your courses:

Tip # 1: Study by putting things into your own words and writing your ideas out. Don’t just read and highlight your textbooks. Instead, always study by re-writing information into your own words. Or, study by asking possible test questions and then answering them in full. Putting things into your own words helps you really understand what you are reading. If you are pursuing your business degree online, you may have access to online resources, such as multimedia presentations. These can be very handy in helping you understand your coursework.

Tip # 2: Use what you learn. Rather than just learning theories and ideas, consider applying what you learn. If you learn a new business concept, for example, look to see how that concept is used in your day job. Or, listen to the news and see whether you can see examples of what your instructors have been teaching you about in the actual business world. Using what you learn helps to reinforce what you’ve studied and by getting real life examples of the concepts you are learning, you can better remember what you have been taught.

Tip # 3: Read more than expected. If you are pursuing a business degree online, you may at first be daunted by the amount of reading you may have to do. Business programs require learning a great deal of information, including terms, concepts, and real-life applications. However, even though you have a lot of reading to do, you should do as much reading outside classes as you can. This will expand your knowledge and make you a better student overall. Understanding as much as possible about business helps you to understand what you’re learning in the virtual classroom even more thoroughly. If you’re having trouble keeping up with the amount of reading, consider audio books. These can allow you to cover material even while you’re driving the car, doing yard work, or taking care of errands.

Tip # 4: Keep up with the news. If you’ve decided to earn your business degree online, you probably already know that the business world changes very rapidly. While you’re pursuing a program, you will want to keep in touch with your local and national business news. This will help you see how the concepts you are learning are forever changing. Plus, keeping up with the news will allow you to ask your instructors about real-life business situations taking place in the world today. When you graduate and are applying for jobs, employers will likely ask you about current business news, so keeping in touch with what is going on in the business world is a must.

Tip # 5: Make use of every resource your school offers. As a student, you will have access to online libraries, resources, study resources, and much more. Make sure that you make use of all these to the fullest. Your tuition is paying for it, and many of these resources can help you get even more out of your program.

While a business degree online can help you land an excellent job, pursuing such a program can be challenging, especially if you are pursuing full-time work and other responsibilities at the same time. Follow the above tips to maximize your study time and get great results from your degree.

How to Get Your Own Supply of Free Electrical Power

The most important message you will ever read is that, solar powered generators are now available in the world market at low price. Then below is how to get one for very little money. Solar Generators provide “life-saving” electrical power when you need it most. Let’s compare it with fuel generators; a solar generator runs silently, emits no fumes, and produces an endless supply of electricity for free. Call it all environmental friendly. It’s like having an electric power plant running quietly in your own household.

Good news is that, Solar panels require little maintenance. It is just installing and optimizing it. They are very reliable because they actively create electricity in just a few millimeters. They do not require any type of mechanical parts that can fail anyhow.  Solar panels are a silent producer of energy, a necessity if dealing with demanding neighbors.

Run sump pumps, short-wave radios, computers, let’s generally say, all your home appliances, and even keep food is preserved from going bad; Lots and lots of applications for self-reliance you can depend on. It can be hurricanes, ice storms, brownouts or blackouts, with your own, a Solar Generator you will never have you to suffer through painful power outages.
Coal industry for example generates a HUGE chunk of our electricity, and new initiatives are already forcing rates higher than any time in history of the world we live in. Even Worse:  ignoring dangers of an EMP event, and is doing nothing to protect the power grid from attack!  Are you advised you can generate you own cost effective power in your own home? The fact is, producing your own free electricity from the sun with a solar generator is a great way to be much more independent and to care for our environment for example your naughty neighbors.

 One single brand, and “never-been-out-of-the-box” solar generator is about $150.00 plus shipping and handling. After meeting cost of buying one, then you continue generated electricity for free whole your life, utilizing and tapping energy from the sun!

Solar energy is a resource that is not only sustainable for energy use, but it is indefinitely renewable one.  Solar power can be used to generate electricity, it is used in relatively simple technology to heat water, which is solar water heaters. Solar power is the conversion of the energy from the sun to useful electricity.

 The most common source of solar power utilizes photo-voltaic cells in converting sunlight into electricity. Photo-voltaic utilize a semi-conductor in absorbing radiation from the sun. The semi-conductor absorbs this radiation, it emits electrons, which are harnessed as electricity.

Solar power has only one disadvantage, it cannot be created during the night, rainy and cold days of the week. Most efficient solar cells only convert just over 20% of the sun’s rays to electricity. Increased advances in solar cell technology is likely to increase this efficiency. Low conversion efficiency, solar panels is a substantial initial investment and the cost of solar panels incurred is only the initial cost. Buying and installing only create free energy for use.

Vivek has launched locally manufactured Ezee brands to compete dominance of international brand in the locally market

Vivek-managing Director- Right

 Vivek launches  home cleaning products manufactured locally to break international dominance. Vivek Investments Ltd  announced  this week the launch of a new, Kenyan manufactured range of premium home cleaning products.

Vivek Group was started in 1994, with the launch of Vivek Investment Ltd and now spans Vivek Investment Ltd, Vivek Industries (U) Ltd, Marvel Lifestyle Ltd and Rose Jewellery Co.The company has now moved to manufacturing its own line of household supplies under the brand name Ezee.

The Ezee brand provides a full range of cleaning products of a higher quality, beating most of the existing competitor products. These products includes:  scouring powder, bleach,  toilet cleaner,  spanning dishwashing liquid and paste,  and all purpose washing liquid.


The range has been launched at a  price lower than its competitors. It is offering more concentrated products. This  mean ViVek products  cleans more and  with lasting results.The Ezee brand is challenging  the dominance of international brands in the local market.


“Importing goods is a simple case of exporting jobs, making the rise of manufacturing in Kenya,  central to our future as a middle income nation, and to tackling our now severe unemployment,” said Mr Chintan Thacker, Vivek Group Managing Director.


According to a 2016 Euromonitor International report, international brands continue to dominate Kenya’s home care products market.  Most of the products are imported despite the country’s heavy trade imbalance which has put pressure on the country’s, currency, interest rates, inflation, and unemployment.


Vivek has been named by KPMG as one of Kenya’s Top 100 small and mid sized companies in  the last two years. This was based on its pace of manufacturing growth it has  built already. It has strongly based in contract manufacturing in areas such as pharmaceutical products. The launch of its own Ezee brand marks a new bid by the company to assert the position of homegrown Kenyan brands in local growth markets.

The range according to  Mr Thacker  has dominated by liquid cleaning products, rapidly gaining ground in the local market.  He said, Liquid detergents are more versatile and multipurpose, in that they can be used for all sorts of tasks, across washing dishes,  floors, windows, cars, clothes,and almost all other uses.

 Local chains of supper markets , have already signed up to stock the new and locally manufactured Ezee brand products.

consumers are expected to welcomed by the lower price point, which is  a relief.  With the 2014 Kenya National Bureau of Statistics showing rising producer prices for chemical products as a result of increased prices for soap and detergents, cleaning and polishing preparations.

The manufacturer is offering consumers complimentary gifts with some of the Ezee products, which have all been pretested and proven to be the best for the market.
“We’ll be targeting distributors, wholesalers and retailers for the Ezee brand, as well as supermarkets,” said Mr Chintan.

Product range is manufactured in Kenyan’s capital  Nairobi, the Vivek’s manufacturing operation base on Mombasa Road.

 “Our manufacturing plant employs world class quality control systems that won us the Company of The Year Award in 2015 for productivity and quality by the Kenya Institute of Management,” said MrChintan. 

As part  quality control processes, Vivek retains one of every batch of product it manufactures. It is kept until after it’s expiry date. This is  so  for the manufacturer can continue to be sure of its continuing quality.

Ezee Brands available in Kenyan market

Launching Ezee is a realization of years of preparation and development within Vivek, creating new local jobs, and fulfilling the next step in our vision of expanding and promoting manufacturing in Kenya as our nation’s next level of development according to said MrChintan.

The group markets a range of middle class oriented household products. It is  the sole East African distributor of the Vinod stainless steel and glassware. It imports and sells of PVC flooring. Its Rose Jewellery Co. sells mid-market jewellery as the only jewellery sold in Kenyan supermarkets, which is offering a unique and high traffic marketing outlet.

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Uganda cancer institute receives a new cancer treatment machine

Cancer patients in Uganda, can now be treated quickly than before, as Uganda Cancer

Institute in Kampala installs an advanced new Flexitron Cobalt-60 High Dose Rate brachytherapy system from Elekta.

 “After the staff being trained at the beginning of March, the treatments of the first two patients with Flexitron were completed in only five hours – a significant improvement in treatment time,”

says Elekta application specialist Jeroen Singelenberg. “In addition, the new system enables far more accurate dose distribution, with minimal impact on healthy tissue.”

 Mulago Hospital, is the largest hospital in Uganda. It is site of Uganda’s only Cancer Institute and radiotherapy Department. It had been using an ageing Low Dose Rate caesium after-loader model. This required up to 10-14hours per treatment to deliver 20-30 Gy and meant only one patient per day could be treated.

The new and advanced system has been installed as part of the hospital’s two-year, US$49 million renovation. It will allow oncology staff at the hospital to significantly shorten treatment times and treat more patients. Dr. Kavuma Awusi, a medical physicist at the Uganda cancer institute comments: Said, by the second week after initiation, they were treating an average of 5 cervical patients per day. He added that cervical cancer is the most common cancer, accounting for about 40% of the nearly 2000, new cancer patients seen in their department a year.

 According Dr.Awusi, the new unit will reduce the brachytherapy waiting time and improve both treatment response and survival rates. Brachytherapy, or, internal radiotherapy, is commonly used to treat cervical, bladder, prostate, and breast, and skin cancer.

 Through the temporary or permanent placement of a short range radiation, source close to the tumor inside the body, positioning the radioactive pellet through a technique known as after-loading. After-loading may be done manually by an operator, or remotely, using a controlled delivery treatment plan.

 Flexitron’s advanced remote after- loading platform helps the clinical team work safely, and efficiently, and, ensures accuracy in treatment delivery, reducing the likelihood of human error. Typically brachytherapy is linked with low toxicity rates, and a favorable side effect profile.

 Brachytherapy improves clinical outcomes, this is by combining a boost with external beam radiation therapy, first, second, third fourth and fifth effective as a monotherapy modality. Uganda, a nation of over 40 million people, where cancer rates are on the increase, faster, more accurate treatment modalities are well-thought-out as important factors.

 Though Elekta’s Flexitron brachytherapy system typically uses advanced imaging to assist in treatment planning and dose placement, Uganda Cancer Institute had faced a challenge because it has no suitable imaging systems in place.

 “Due to budget constraints, the hospital currently has no MRI and CT scanners or a working radiotherapy simulator. Without imaging capabilities, there was a risk of delivering incorrect treatment, so our team created a solution using standardized plans for each applicator, which they use in conjunction with their fluoroscopy C-arm, to deliver accurate treatment,”

 says Singelenberg. Elekta’s managing director, Erik Leksell, says, Cancer is becoming a great challenge for Africa and he is pleased that Mulago Hospital has selected our Flexitron brachytherapy solution.

 Radiotherapy, and especially brachytherapy is by far the most cost-effective opportunity and fundamental pillar for both curative and palliative cancer care.

He said as a company, they are committed to support the clinicians at Mulago Hospital to enable them provide the best clinical care going forward.

 Elekta’s Flexitron brachytherapy system with Oncentra Brachy allows for faster, more accurate treatment delivery and dose distribution.

BILAWAYA keeps Business mantle glowing in Nakuru Town

Changing Lives Ben Roberts receives Award The Launched of BILAWAYA in April 2015, Swahili slang meaning for WIRELESS, this wifi network is covering about 10-kilometre radius from Nakuru Central Business District (CBD). It has a capacity of a Giga byte per second (gbps), and it is available in major streets, markets area, transport terminus and stadia, as well as the university campuses in town.
Nakuru wifi project is the first of its kind in Kenya.  And the project sees Nakuru grouped together with Kigali in Rwanda, and Tshwane in South Africa, as the first major urban centre in Africa to benefit access to free public wifi.
Dennis Itumbi, Director of Digital Communications in the Office of the President of The Republic of Kenya, said “This network is a first for our country and has far exceeded our expectations. Every day I see how it is changing lives for the better. Our people are hungry for digital access and all the knowledge that brings. We will be extending the network to the second and third biggest towns in Nakuru County – and indeed to other Counties – very shortly.”
Bilawaya is accelerating business growth in The County of Nakuru, and enabling its gradual evolution towards an information economy according to Town Business community. The portal complements this through increased access to marketplaces, training, customers, staff and resources as well as access to useful services, from accounting, advertising to marketing.
 So far the project provides people with wifi-enabled devices for free access to the Internet. Though, with exception of unlawful activities, such as streaming or downloading of offensive content which includes content, that violates copyright.  A portal has been created to provide a wealth of important and useful advice for Internet novices as well as the more experienced.
Recently Liquid Telecom and the Office of the President (Kenya) picked up the award in the Changing Lives category for providing free wifi to homes and businesses in Nakuru County in the annual AfricaCom awards that took place in Cape Town 19th of Nevember, 2015
Changing Lives Award
It was a special award to recognize an inspiring initiative that has significantly impacted lives in the local community. African communications community has importantly contributed to economic and social development. It was one the most hotly contested category in 2015.  The work of ten companies was shortlisted; this companied included Ericsson, Orange and WIOCC.
Changing Lives Liquid Telecom Award Ben Roberts, CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya, said “Congratulations to the President and all of his team who spearheaded the Bilawaya project in Nakuru. Every day we see for ourselves how it is Changing Lives.”
 The positive response to the free wifi network has triggered demand for wifi services across Kenya. Liquid telecom has already been approached by more county Governments to implement a similar project after hearing of the success and popularity of Bilawaya.
Meanwhile, the Nakuru County Government to extend the network to other areas within the County to meet demand. Plans are at an advanced stage to connect Naivasha and Gilgil towns as well as Egerton University in Njoro campus, and to more streets and public areas in Nakuru town.
 Nakuru is a market town, with a population of 307,000. Farming is the main industry and unemployment is high and graduation mostly migrate to Nairobi for opportunities..

 

Easily acquire second citizenship now!


Now days acquiring citizenship of another countries is not that hard as different countries have introduced different programs which help people in getting another countries citizenship just in less time and without any hard work as it was use to be. Acquiring citizenship is just a matter of little money now. Investing in another country doesn’t make you a person who deceives his own country. It’s just that you are more concerned about your family’s future than from what other people think. Its cliché now days having two citizenship. 
Don’t you desire that your money is in safe hands? Having c has various benefits and you won’t really understand its importance until you face any hardship.

. So before you cry over spilt milk you should immediately apply for another country’s citizenship. We emphasize on this second citizenship investment because of many advantages. Firstly, this investment program is beneficial for you because you obtain second country’s passport within 2 to 3 months, few years back people who used to apply for second nationality had to wait for years until they got the citizenship but now it is just a matter of few months only.
 Secondly, people who wish to acquire second nationality don’t need to reside in that country, this is the most convenient advantage given by the EU citizenship program. At first people who wish to acquire second nationality had to reside in that country for 5 years of minimum tenure but now people only have to invest their money their money now they don’t need to go and stay there leaving their family and work in their own country.
 Thirdly, people think that they need to give up their nationality by birth of the country in which they are born, no, now they will have dual nationality. The one they acquire by birth and second the one they will acquire after investing in the other country. Fourthly, people think only few types of nationalities can apply for dual nationalities. This is wrong conception. This program is open to all types of nationalities.
 Anyone in this world can apply for other country’s citizenship. Fifthly, you and your family can now enjoy permanent passport and citizenship legally. Nobody can stop you from going in that country and stay there whether it is a vacation trip or relocation of your family. These all advantages can be fully enjoyed once you get the citizenship of another country. This citizenship by investment program is not only beneficial for your present, but also for your future. 

Why is there a need for citizenship investment?

People have a variety of doubts to why should they have a second passport, which is okay and normal, they should be fully satisfied before applying for this citizenship invest. People should go for second passports to ensure their families secure future, sometimes there are some unforeseeable conditions which compel people to leave their native country like for example if there is a war going on, or the political conditions are not suitable or proxy wars so one should have second nationality. Investing in other country will let you expand your business worldwide; you can make more money than you have invested. 

Summary:

I am sure after reading the above advantages and reasons you will be fully satisfied to why there is a need for second passport and start saving money for the investment. For further details, visit our website.

All about triple citizenship: Claim to Three Nationalities to Make Business Easier Across Borders

 

Just as the term says, “triple citizenship” means holding nationality of three countries simultaneously (one may lay claim to three nationalities). Depending on various countries and their laws, a person can hold dual, triple and even more citizenship at the same time but in many other states, this is considered illegal. You’ll be asked to surrender at-least one citizenship before taking another however, countries that allow dual nationality may also accept three at a time.
Common questions you may ask yourself

What does it mean to be a citizen and what are the rights and responsibilities of a good citizen? If someone isn’t born in a particular country, how can he become a legal citizen of that state? All of these answers are different that depends mostly on laws and various circumstances faced by a person. It’s the right of every national to know relevant answers provided by citizenship laws. For example in America, the Constitution and its amendments interprets the exact definition of the term “citizenship

What are the circumstances that lead to triple citizenship?

Dual nationality is bestowed on a person either through marriage, through adoption of parents who themselves belong to a different country or citizenship by birth. All of these regulate as per United States Office of Personnel Management Investigation Service. Under various circumstances however, person may become a legal citizen or obtain dual nationality through Citizenship by Investment or Naturalization. There’s usually an agreement between countries before they start accepting dual citizenship. Triple citizenship occurs when a person successfully qualifies three factors of three different states.

 Countries that acknowledge dual or multiple citizenship

As per the U.K. Border Agency; United Kingdom has no restriction over dual or multiple citizenship. However, if someone’s holding nationality of a country where second citizenship isn’t allowed, he may have to surrender that particular citizenship before being accepted as a British citizen. Otherwise, the initial country has a right to refuse this new nationality therefore identifying your position as per country laws when applying for citizenship is most important.

To obtain triple citizenship, all three countries must agree. To name a few, countries that allow (not encourage) dual citizenship are United States, Canada, France, Barbados and Bulgaria as per U.S. Office of Personnel Management Investigations Service.
States that don’t allow dual/multiple residency
There are many countries that don’t accept multiple nationality for various reasons. Second citizenship can raise legal issues if country laws are contradictory with each other, if states are facing war or under military controversies. It also raises citizen safety issues for there’s difficulty in providing protection abroad. Highlighting a few countries that don’t recognize dual or multiple nationality, we’ve in the list Afghanistan, China, Bahrain, Algeria and Bangladeshin accordance with U.S. Office of Personnel Management Investigations Service.
What are a few exceptions?
A few countries don’t accept dual or multiple nationality as a rule however there’re minor exceptions. For instance; Germany don’t allow dual citizenship but German natives who wish to become citizens of another state can seek government’s consent, allowing them to retain citizens of both states. Since 2000, Germany permits second citizenship unless applicant reaches the age of 23 years. Another example can be of Brazil where dual nationality isn’t recognised but children of Brazilian parents who’re born overseas are granted dual citizenship by birth.
Conclusion
Apart from the details highlighted above, one may refer to citizenship invest programs in order to gain legal nationality of a particular country.

Property Developer is set to design modern Swahili-Arabic architecture in creating luxurious holiday homes


sultan properties a long the Beach

Sultan Palace Beach Retreat spans 43 acres along a 700-meter stretch beach. This is second phase of the project that will see the set-up of a five star hotel. It will consist of 16 detached family villas, 50 semi-detached villas and 132 apartments.
 The residences area covers about 40,000 square meters. Extra space is left for a water park, and an entertainment club for children.
Sultan Palace reports outpouring in demand of holiday homes at the Coast. Developer has achieved sales of about KSh.2bn, selling 34 units out 62 of its coastal villas and maisonettes in recent months. According to the development general manager, Mr Liu Tiancai, the beach resort experienced the highest purchases after the grand visit by Unites States President Barack Obama to Kenya July 2015
 “The president’s visit not only portrayed Kenya as an investment hub, but also endorsed the country as a secure destination,” said Mr Tiancai.
Luxury beach resort is blending traditional Swahili architectural design with modern technology. It has drawn interest from modern middle class, high end citizens and foreigners seeking an investment and luxurious homes close to the beach.
“We have a good mix of buyers, but most of our buyers are Kenyans, together with a few foreigners,” said Mr Liu.
Beach view
Mr Liu says building trust among potential buyers, incorporating quality brands sourced locally and imported from Europe, and Asia is the key to recent company increase sales. This is coupled with the right marketing strategies in creating the brand right from the design of the development. This is done by the award-winning international firm Wimberley, Alison, Tong & Goo (WATG).
A current trend has indicated that occupants of the holiday homes are looking for reasonably priced family packages. The packages that do not compromise on quality for the family experience, according to Mr Liu Tiancai.
  The company is developing homes that are compatible with local cultures, and pocket friendly, serving needs of clients without compromising on the quality of luxury components of the properties design.
Developer believes the uptake of holiday homes at the coast accelerates mostly because of construction of the new railway gauge connecting Nairobi to Mombasa. Construction of the railway will shorten traveling time between the two cities. Now, it takes about 19 hours to cover the 500 kms between the two cities by train. With the completion of modern railways, it will fall to around four to five hours
Phase One building is now advanced. The developer has reported that most buyers are opting for the more expensive units ranging from Sh39.5 million toSh72 million. The preference is being driven by the strategic locations, and unique features of the resort’s villas that offer remarkable and open views of the ocean. Sultan Palace Development Ltd is a Kenyan real estate company owned by Jiangxi Xinyu Estate Development Company Ltd.
Holiday makers
 The company has over 20 years of experience in Africa and China, delivering quality and high end luxury properties. Jiangxi Xinyu Estate Development Company Ltd has won numerous awards.
The latest in the multinational’s property portfolio is a Sh5bn development in Kikambala Kilifi County, which comprising holiday homes, villas, condos and beach houses. The property is set up on 43 acres of exquisite beachfront property. It is projected to have a souk, a five star hotel, a club house, a water park, a kid’s club area, and state of the art gyms.

International Green Structures (IGS) unveils world class and cheaper building technology to create low cost homes to Kenyans

Multinational company, International Green Structures (IGS) has unveiled details of a revolutionary building technology. IGS is now set to manufacture and deploy low cost housing in Kenya. Company has the potential to create up to 90,000 square meters of low cost house in a year.  Most interestingly from durable materials derived from farmers’ waste after growing rice and wheat. Farmers will increase earnings, environment kept safe as farmers waste are no longer burned to pollute and Kenyans get cheaper descent homes.
Courtesy of cocontest magazine : houses to be availed soon to Kenyans
IGS is building a manufacturing facility based in Thika with an initiative set to create thousands of new jobs building houses from agricultural waste that currently gets burnt.
“Every 3,000 structures built will create  up to about 1,500 jobs in a holistic solution that creates new income streams for farmers, and uses world class technology to create low cost homes,” said Richard China, President and CEO of IGS, LLC USA, presenting a case study to the Affordable Housing East Africa 2015 Conference in Nairobi.
Mr. China says 46 million East Africans living in urban slums as well as the regions two million IDP’s and one million refugees are victims of a housing crisis. Kenya will now have the appropriate technology to address it. In his case study of the economic impact of using rice and wheat waste to make high impact construction panels lays out the benefits for every 3,000 houses built of an extra $1.1 million in income to farmers. In his explanation local transport will benefit pocketing $770,000, additional local manufacturing $26.4 million and $13.3m in construction earnings.
“The sum is 1,391 additional jobs, earning $27.5m in wages, creating $4.5m in socially responsible investments, and $19.2m-worth of lifetime benefits in job training, as well as 3,000 new homes,” said Mr China.
He said opportunity in Kenya has been made possible through its rich agricultural industry and scale of production. Wheat and rice husks the major constituents of the new building materials. Wheat and rice are the most widely grown crops in Kenya after maize, he explained.
According to the 2009 economic survey about 300,000 people earn their living from rice production alone. Rice is grown once a year and it suffer from climate swings. It is expensive to produce and suffers competition from imported rice. Farmers are also vulnerable to middle men who buy their produce at lower price.
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Another problem facing cereals farmers is delayed payments from cereal boards and mills. Farmers often live in poverty despite spending much of their time and resources on farming activities.
IGS planning is expected to boost the earnings of most of the country’s smallholder rice farmers. These farmers are distributed across four major schemes namely Mwea in central Kenya and Ahero, Kano and Bunyala schemes in the western. Despite producing about 80 per cent of rice in Kenya Mwea was ranked among the poorest constituencies in Kenya.  About 44 per cent of Mwea population is recorded as was living on less than Sh1200 a month, according to the Kenya Bureau of Statistic 2013 report.
Nyando constituency which the Ahero rice irrigation scheme is found supports about 15,000 people. Ahero has a poverty rate of 63 per cent while 66 per cent of Budalangi constituency with a population 67 000, where the Bunyala rice irrigation scheme is located has been rated extremely poor. Bunyala scheme supports about 10,000 households.
“In an assessment of the total construction potential from wheat and rice waste in 16 countries in and around eastern Africa, Kenya came up fifth, with a potential to generate enough waste to construct nearly 90,000 square metres of housing a year, enough living space for more than 3,000 people,” said Mr China.
This initiative will see IGS set up manufacturing plants in rice and wheat belts in the country. It is expected to create jobs in the harvesting, manufacturing, transportation, and construction sectors. This will positively impact the social economic fortunes of the local population living around irrigation schemes areas.
Julius Kamau Nyoike, IGS Kenya President, confirmed that plans are underway to launch the first manufacturing facility in Thika town. It is hope to source its raw material from local rice and wheat farmers.
To develop IGS structures, wheat or rice wastes are cured, dried and broken into small pieces. Then put in a conveyer belt.  This is where the waste is subjected to extreme heat and pressure to form a rigid compound best known as Compressed Agriculture Fiber (CAF).
Compressed Agriculture Fiber (CAF) is cut into project specific lengths to assemble in a pre-engineered metal framing system. This process results in a non-toxic carbon negative mould and pest resistant. This is 100 per cent organic product with strong structural sound proofed and fire resistant buildings make it durable.
IGS structures are easy to erect. A 50 square metre shell is estimated to take less than 2 days to be put in place once the foundation is settled.  It costs around $90-$100 per square meter to build houses with the new panels compared to $142 per square meter for traditional building materials. The reduced building time reduces construction costs. International Green Structures (IGS) offers a solution for the global housing crisis.
 In order To meet this need, IGS takes a renewable resource to manufacture Compressed Agriculture Fiber (CAF) Panels. IT combines them with a pre-engineered framing system resulting in IGS structures, Permanent or temporary. The IGS structures are durable, affordable, and can be built significantly faster than traditional building methods.
IGS structures are culturally adaptable and ideal for homes, schools, healthcare facilities, large-scale accommodations, remote worker sites, and humanitarian needs. An in-country manufacturing facility, IGS provides an opportunity for rice and wheat farmers to add earnings, promoting sustainability, jobs and greater agricultural food security and income.  IGS structures and building solutions are easy to construct creating jobs. Training and certifications for youth in manufacturing, construction, and secondary finishing products using 95 per cent local labor with obvious flow-on economic benefits.
The Outcome is high quality, affordable and extremely durable IGS structures and building products that can be erected in a matter of day and weeks. IGS has successfully built affordable IGS structures in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and the United States.

Local African content sharply climbs high on the African Internet networks


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Liquid Telecom has reported more than double increase in local African content on African Internet networks in August 2015. Africa’s leading independent Internet Service Provider unveiled a sharp climb in the proportion of local content on its network in Maputo, Mozambique today.
The increase grew from 20 per cent to 50 per cent now in only three years. The significant growth is driven by deepening of Africa’s internet infrastructure saving providers and Internet users now millions of dollars a year. It has importantly reduced the costs of fetching data from outside of African continent.
Mathew Chigwende, Head of Data Networks at Liquid Telecom has reported three factors when presenting to AfPIF, the African Peering and Interconnection Conference run by the Internet Society, in Maputo. He said first the ongoing climb in the number of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) serving the continent. Secondly the expansion of CDN Content Delivery Networks in Africa, and lastly the interconnection between telcos and ISPs were together seeing the proportion of data being uploaded to, or fetched from, outside Africa has gone down by 10 percentile points a year.
“We’re now confident we shall reach the Internet Society’s target of 80 per cent local content on Africa’s Internet infrastructure by 2020,” he said.
Liquid Telecom is actively peering at 15 IXPs, up from 13 last year and 8 in 2013 now officially ranked by Renesys/Dyn to be the most peered African operator. Liquid telecom also enjoys being the only African operator in the top 100 global peering rankings.
Liquid Telecom hosts one of Africa’s largest IXPs. That is the Kenya Internet Exchange Point. Its carrier-neutral Tier 3 East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi is actively involved as the main supplier of Internet infrastructure to many parts of the continent’s telcos and ISPs.
 To develop interconnections between different providers and between the IXPs a technical process called ‘peering’ is used. Peering through IXPs means local ISPs connect and exchange data themselves. Paying to a third party to retransmit their traffic to a local destination is removed reducing the cost of supplying internet. By removing need to transmit data using slower external paths gives the network operators greater control over traffic flows and speeds.
“By keeping African data in Africa we continue to help reduce the costs of Internet access across the continent, and improve the performance of that Internet to African Internet users,” said Ben Roberts, CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya and Chief Technical Officer of the Liquid Telecom Group.
The shift to local peering has delivered a dramatic reduction in Internet costs. It has seen it reducing from almost $3 500 to $200 per 64 kbit/s circuit. This is according to the Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK).It is opening up multiple new options in cheaper broadband and cheaper data bundles.
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Local traffic was often exchanged internationally till recently, leaving Africa for an international exchange onto the right pathway. Then returning to the continent again and Peering has decreased Internet latencies measured as the milliseconds (ms).
It takes milliseconds (ms for data to travel from a desktop to servers. In the Africa continent, these ‘round trip delays’ were running at 200ms to 600ms before the shift to peering. Now it has dropped below 2ms to 10ms.
 The lower latencies have enhanced speeds for users. This further drives the growth of local traffic with many local users now moving to stream video and audio content.
“The next bases for all of us, in this Internet Society, are encouraging the creators of content to host their websites locally, and achieving better Intellectual Property protection on local content, so that the move to streaming comes with revenue models that encourage content producers to put their content online,” said Roberts.   
“It is our belief that the faster we can go in keeping African data in Africa, the greater will be the uptake and benefits from the Internet for African development,” he added.