May 26, 2015

Facebook looking at North Fort Worth for huge data center

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A project worth nearly $1 billion that’s in the works for North Fort Worth hopes to lure social media giant Facebook to Texas. Fort Worth has already approved financial incentives for the 110-acre data center project planned near Interstate 35W in the AllianceTexas development. Plans filed with the city call for a four-building complex at the northeast corner of Alliance Gateway and Park Vista Boulevard, east of Alliance Airport. Developers of the project and Fort Worth have closely guarded who will use the 750,000-square-foot data center, which would be one of North Texas’ largest such projects. But documents filed with…

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Lunch Buffet at Shark Grill on Sunday May 24, 2015 from 11am

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This Sunday at Shark Grill, we will be having a lunch buffet prepared by FoodsbyRicky Kitchen. We will open at 11am serving Nyama Choma, Beef and Goat, Goat Curry, Fried Lamb, Samosas. Kenyan Sausages, chapati, Mukimo, goat soup and more. Shark Grill is located at 6121 W Park Blvd Plano at the Willow Bend Mall  food court . You can visit us at WWW.SHARKBARDALLAS.COM

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Population gain in Dallas-Fort Worth is eye-popping, census figures show

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After listening to a jumble of census numbers detailing Texas’ continued population boom, especially the explosion in his town, Frisco Mayor Maher Maso seems almost apologetic. “We just can’t seem to help it,” he said. The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that the staggering growth of small and medium-size cities across the Dallas region shows no sign of slowing. And five Texas cities are among the U.S. top 10 in population gain between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014 — Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth, with each adding from 18,000 to almost 36,000…

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Nakumatt launches probe over pricing glitch

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Nakumatt has begun auditing its pricing systems following customers’ outcry over discrepancies in the shelf and till prices of products. The regional supermarket chain Managing Director Atul Shah said in a statement that the alleged price discrepancies were undergoing internal review to ascertain the circumstances that could have led to the slow update of shelf price stickers. Mr Shah said the differences in shelf and till prices were “isolated and inadvertent” and corrective measures have been instituted. Customers who fell victim of the price differences complained on social media. The hashtag #NakumattOnTrial was trending on Twitter on Monday and Tuesday….

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Low rents, longer leases pulling multinationals to Nairobi

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Multinationals setting up in Africa prefer Nairobi because of longer commercial leases and low rents payable in either dollars or shillings, latest Knight Frank Africa report has shown. The Africa Commercial Occupier Guide providing a comparison of lease rates in 32 African countries places Kenya at position 16 ahead of its neighbours with favourable cost and terms. Rental leases in Kenya are five to six years, a fact Knight Frank said helps investors to plan ahead and focus on their business. “Every real-estate market operates differently in practice. However, lease terms and actual rents are key for multinationals considering moving…

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Car buyers in Kenya lose millions of shillings to online fraudsters

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Kenyan car buyers are falling prey to online criminals who are hacking into e-mails of genuine Japanese car sellers to defraud them of millions of shillings. The Tokyo embassy has issued a warning saying criminals are hacking into online conversations between genuine car dealers in Japan and potential customers in Kenya and end up having cash transferred into fraudulent accounts. Despite several warnings to potential buyers, Kenyans are still being conned by cybercriminals as they hunt for cheaper cars online. This is how an importer becomes a target. A potential customer goes to a website to shop for their desired…

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An architects’ paradise at the Kenyan coast as builders try to outdo each other

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Mombasa’s real estate landscape is changing as luxury developments slowly spring up along the coastline and developers cash in on the region’s world-acclaimed beaches. A cursory look at new developments such Vipingo Ridge, English Point Marina, Ocean Seven and the latest kid on the block, Crest Apartments, leaves one with no doubt that the property offerings at the coast are changing for the better, and as a result attracting world-class architecture and clientele. When the English Point Marina was launched at the coast five years ago, it was the first of its kind in the region. Some people whispered that,…

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Insurance company in Kenya says it will not cover BMW and Subaru cars valued below Sh1.5 million

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In a move likely to trigger debate on the structure of motor vehicle cover in the country, AIG Kenya Insurance has written to all its agents to stop accepting applications for cover for BMW and Subaru cars valued below Sh1.5 million. In a letter addressed to all its intermediaries, the insurer wants such requests referred to its headquarters. “As a measure to control our increasing loss ratios on auto, we write to inform you that with immediate effect, we shall not accept underwriting of any more new business for Subaru and BMW vehicles valued Sh1.5 million and below. These instructions…

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Why Kenyans would rather die in Saudi Arabia than stay unemployed back at home

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Kenyans working in the Middle East say they are tempted to move abroad by the lucrative job offers available, despite the well publicized risks that come with their stay in the Gulf nations. These risks include increasing cases of verbal and severe body harm inflicted on them by their employers. This hasn’t deterred hundreds of middle-aged Kenyans from seeking menial jobs in Asia, with Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia among the favourite destinations. These interesting revelations by a number of Kenyans Nairobi News writer spoke to, comes days after a gruesome video of a Kenyan woman in…

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Safaricom’s internet ready TV decoder goes on sale

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Safaricom launched its internet-enabled TV decoders Friday aiming at the home market with a view to boost revenue generated from data. The launch came a day after the integrated services firm announced record-setting profits that were driven by strong growth in non-voice services. Dubbed ‘The Big Box’, the 4G-enabled device incorporates data and Pay TV services, with features such as over 30 free-to-air channels, TV recording capability, and USB and SD media playback for pictures, music and videos. The box will also receive channels from Bamba TV and other free-to-air competitor set top boxes. Subscribers can purchase the decoder through…

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