An RGB keyboard is an advanced type of LED backlit keyboard that generates custom colors by projecting simultaneous combinations of red, green, and blue light, like a TV, creating millions of potential hues. RGB keyboard software lets you choose your exact favorite colors and program them to appear on certain keys or in special sequences. You can even link your keyboard lighting effects to specific functions and game events or the real-time performance of your PC.
RGB gaming keyboards first gained attention as external add-ons in advanced home gaming systems. That market continues to grow (see our Legion K500 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard). But RGB keyboards are available in high-performance laptops, too, including Lenovos new Legion Y730 and Legion Y740. Now, gamers - or anyone who wants their system to express a little personality - can create and travel with their own personalized key patterns and colors.
First, let's make clear what an RGB keyboard is not. It's not just a backlit keyboard that simply illuminates the letters on each key. It's also not a multi-color keyboard that lets you pick from a set of pre-defined colors for different groups of keys.
An RGB keyboard is much more versatile, allowing you to select any of the 16+ million colors of the RGB wheel and apply them on a per-key basis, whether individually or in sets. This makes RGB keyboards a big, colorful step beyond the old-style backlit models or the ones that display just a few basic colors.
Plus, new ways to use key colors and patterns for faster gameplay or even at home or in the office -- continue to emerge. This is especially true with advanced RGB keyboard software such as Corsair iCue, which controls each of the Lenovo RGB keyboards and laptops described here (see details below).
If you're a gamer, you probably already know that an RGB keyboard can help you quickly locate the all-important WASD keys to maximize each North-South-East-West keystroke. But theres more to an RGB gaming keyboard than moving around within the game environment.
Game designers are getting into the act, too, with some game functions now pre-configured to be used with best RGB keyboards, such as to give you a visual keyboard alert when enemies or allies are near.
Great thing about a new RGB keyboard-equipped laptop is that you get the fancy colors long associated with RGB mechanical keyboards -- but with the quiet keystrokes of a typical membrane pressure-style laptop keyboard. This has opened the door for more RGB keyboards to enter business and home settings.
Lenovo has entered the RGB keyboard market in a big way. We now offer two new high-powered laptops with RGB keyboards, plus an RGB mechanical keyboard thats popping up at eSports events around the globe:
Lenovos Legion Y730 17-inch gaming laptop delivers a better gaming experience by packing the latest high-performance hardware from Intel and NVIDIA GTX into an amazingly thin and light system. Plus, the 100% anti-ghost, Corsair iCUE RGB-backlit keyboard offers under 1 millisecond response time, six custom macro Y keys, and RGB thermal lighting with more than 16 million customizable color combinations.
Featuring a precision-cut, all-aluminum chassis with RGB ambient system lighting, Lenovos Legion Y740 17-inch high-performance laptop is a true gaming rig, powered by NVIDIA GTX 10 series graphics with DirectX12 support for super-fast, smooth and power-efficient gameplay. The full-size Corsair iCue RBG backlit keyboard delivers 100% anti-ghosting, and response time under 1 ms to give you ultimate control of your system.
Lenovos Legion K500 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard may be the best RBG mechanical keyboard available, blending minimalism and functionality in the spirt of Lenovos renowned Legion gaming family. Enjoy total typing comfort and innovative gaming features in a slick, no-frills design that delivers the full range of RGB colors and pattern options.
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The high levels of poverty and youth unemployment in the country are a ticking time bomb which will explode soon if nothing is done to correct these ills, Basotho Action Party (BAP) leader Nqosa Mahao has said.
He said youths were angered by the lack of opportunities and one way of ensuring they had decent livelihoods was to help them start cooperatives which would be involved in various sectors of the economy.
This was his second rally since the formation of the BAP last month. Prof Mahao formed the party after leaving the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) where he had been deputy leader for the past two years. His first rally was held in home area of Koro-Koro, Maseru last week.
Prof Mahao dumped the ABC allegedly to preempt a plot by Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro, ABC leader and former premier Thomas Thabane and ABC secretary general Lebohang Hlaele to oust him from the party. All three have denied the allegations and have instead accused Prof Mahao of seeking to unprocedurally oust Mr Thabane.
Addressing his well-attended second rally over the weekend, Prof Mahao said the party had been formed by men and women who were committed to freeing the country from the shackles of poverty and unemployment.
"Lesotho is sitting on a time bomb that's ready to explode any minute. It is a bomb of unemployment and abject poverty for in most families. These factors have already led to major revolts in other countries.
"But we are living in the time of change where the people have decided to take a new route. It is evident that you are thirsty for change and the time has come to change to change the medicine to get you the desired results. That new medicine to give you the desired results is the BAP.
"As BAP, we are an action-driven party. We are not even waiting to be in government to start delivering. Here in Leribe, we have started a youth project to create jobs and empower youths. We intend to start similar income generating projects nationwide even where youths lack formal education.
Government assets have now been seized to pay off more than M856 million damages to Frazer Solar for allegedly breaching the contract aimed at providing Lesotho with solar water heating systems, 20 megawatts of solar power capacity, LED lights and solar lanterns over four years.
"We are very sad to hear of reports that Lesotho's assets in other countries have been seized to pay off damages for a botched corrupt deal made by some of individuals in government. This is equal to 20 percent of the national budget," Prof Mahao said.
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Exclusive interview with Dr Radoslav Miskiewicz, CEO of Luma Holding Ltd and President of the Supervisory Board of LuNa Smelter in Rwanda. LuNa Smelter is a gold sponsor at the upcomingEast & Central Africa Mining Forumwhere Dr Miskiewicz is part of a session on International players who added value to their mining industry.
Lets start with some background on the history, development and capacity of LuNa Smelter.LuNa Smelters history goes back to early 1980s when the facility was developed by SOMIRWA (Socit des Mines du Rwanda). The smelter was established within close vicinity of SOMIRWA biggest cassiterite mine, Rutongo, which today is still in operation. Its worth mentioning that the plant was unique for the East Africa, a strategic one for Rwanda and its production has been restarted after the Rwandan Genocide and the Liberation War.
Luma Holding, as a strong industrial and metallurgical player on the European scene, was analysing several acquisition options in Africa, and after a careful due diligence process and negotiations with our partner Ngali Holdings, we have decided to participate in the purchase tender for the Smelter.Luma Holding and Ngali Holdings jointly won the tender and created a JV company LuNa Smelter Ltd. dedicated to developing the plant and its operations.
The smelter is equipped with an electric arc furnace which can currently process ca. 300 tonnes of cassiterite concentrate. The furnace was upgraded and renovated by our Group metallurgical team which worked intensely with Rwandan workers on the knowledge transfer processes and implementation of metallurgical processes standards. The plant has a complete refining and casting equipment as well as its own beneficiation facility with gravity and magnetic separators.
Luna Smelters production capacity is 1800 t of the pure tin metal per year, with the quality which exceeds the LME standards. However, we are determined to reconstruct and renovate the second furnace to increase our production to 5400 t/a and prepare it for the production of special 99,99% Sn tin metal.
Any specific projects that LuNa Smelter is involved in currently that you are particularly excited about at the moment?Recently, Luna Smelter has been granted with two essential exploration licences, located in the Eastern Rwanda, in Gatsibo and Kayonza districts. These concessions are known to be endowed with Sn-Ta deposits, tin dominating over tantalum. Obtaining our own licences was a natural step towards vertically integrated growth of the company.
The exploration strategy foresees conducting an advanced and holistic exploration campaign, using not only traditional methods, but also modern and innovative ones, such as Geo IT, as a new approach which is to limit a negative impact on environment. Exploration stage will involve not only high experienced geologists and professors from Europe, but also educated and experienced Rwandese experts, as well as local consultants. This cooperation will create a good opportunity for knowledge and experience exchange between these two countries, as we are willing to engage students from University of Rwanda during geological works. Our Group has initiated and implemented several educational programmes dedicated for the mining sector, we do plan to also implement them in Rwanda.
In addition to that, Luna has opened negotiations on the JV partnership with several mining units in Rwanda. Our strategy is to be an active player within the complete mining value chain in Rwanda and boost this sector and support its growth.
How important is sustainability, responsible mining and eco-friendly practices on the ground for the company?Responsible sourcing as well as traceable minerals sourcing along with the best mining practices are of a strategic value for us. That is, LuNa Smelter is a full official member of ITSCI and intends to implement a risk based audit program for smelters in the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP, formerly Conflict Free Smelter Program, or CFSP). We acknowledge the importance of responsible material sourcing, therefore we are fully engaged in mine site visits and review of supply chain due diligence processes. LuNas staff in charge of traceability and due diligence implementation ensures good and intact collaboration between LuNa and our suppliers. It is also a way to streamline, improve, and build capacity, and to find reasonable and adequate solutions when risks are identified or an incident occurs.
Sustainability and environment protection are our priorities. We aim at full compliance with all applicable laws and other regulations regarding environmental protection and requirements of the ISO 14001 standard, which is voluntarily adopted by all our manufacturing companies. We undertake to constantly introduce measures in order to minimise the negative impact on the environment and to observe the principle of continuous improvement of environmental management system and take green actions.
As an example of our practices, we are happy to share a success story of one of our companies: Re Alloys the Polish leading ferro alloys smelter. In 2014 Re Alloys completed implementation of the project named: Modernisation of the de-dusting installation of the III furnace building . Within the project, energy supply systems of 6 gas extraction fans in the III and IV furnace buildings were modernised. The undertaking allowed changing a fans efficiency adjustment method by changing their rotational velocity. The effect of the conducted modernisation is reduction of electricity consumption, as well as CO2 emission reduction. In the first five years of using the implemented solution, the company achieved energy saving of approx. 26,900 MWh and CO2 emission reduction by approx. 23,900 Mg.
Also, while implementing eco-friendly practices, we are constantly looking for innovative solutions. This is confirmed by other pioneering projects implemented also by Re Alloys: Development and implementation of a technology of electricity production from post-production gases heat co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund within the Innovative Economy Operational Programme. One of the key aspects of the implemented project is its environmentally-friendly nature which is reflected in reducing of gases and dusts emission (NOX, SO2, CO2) and atmospheric emission of heat energy, in using renewable fuels in the production of silicon alloys or acquiring the status of the waste less energy production.
How excited are you about the mining opportunities in Rwanda and the region?Rwanda is still considered as the country with unexplored minerals potential and I believe it can offer several interesting opportunities within 3T minerals, gemstones, gold and battery minerals. Our own exploration projects are our key concern, as our main goal is to develop the concessions into full working mines.
Its worth mentioning, that Rwanda is definitely becoming a crucial player on the East African mining scene. With recently developed production facilities, such as gold refinery, tin smelter and upcoming tantalum refinery, its position as a regional minerals and metals hub is confirmed.
I believe it is of a significant importance that countries in this region cooperate closely and conduct joint efforts leading towards development and production of the added value here in Africa. Rwanda is a fantastic example and it can, and even should, offer its processing capacities to neighbouring countries.
We would be very interested in working closely with partners from Tanzania, DRC and other countries, in order to develop good business relations, which might bring us to further investments within the region.
What advice would you give a prospective investor in this sector in the region?The East African mining sector is truly underestimated by new investors. There is great potential, both in human and natural resources. My advice is to visit such events as East & Central Africa Mining Forum or other industry events to meet and explore the first-hand knowledge.
How important is your relationship with the Rwandan government?LuNa Smelter was created as a JV company, with 25% of its shares belonging to a state-owned holding company Ngali Holdings. Therefore, the ongoing dialogue with Rwandan government is a key element of the companys daily business and its further growth.
What is your vision for mining in East Africa?Regional mining sector is still based on the artisanal operations, which are unfortunately not safe and do not bring expectable benefits to the communities and the state.
Detailed exploration, customised mining solutions, determined investors are needed to change this situation and take regional mining sector to safer, more efficient and sustainable level. I am sure that mining will become a driver for regional industrialisation and the upcoming projects will definitely transform lives of the local community and improve their well-being. We, as the investors, will contribute to evolution of the region by creating more jobs and providing sufficient staff training.
Why the decision to partner with the East & Central Africa Mining Forum in October?We recognise this event as the best place to share our experience and meet our local friends and potential future business partners. We appreciate the possibility to be the events gold sponsor and naturally, we consider becoming a long-term partner for future occasions.
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Gold production in Uganda has radically increased in the recent past. Today gold sales contribute about 30% of Ugandas export revenue. With gold deposits spread across the country, Uganda offers companies a great opportunity to invest in gold mining.
So far, exploitation of gold in the country has been concentrated in a few areas such as Karamoja, Kigezi, Busia, Mubende and Buhweju. Most of the gold mined in the past was on a small-scale in the Buhweju basin. However, there has been an increase in the number of big multinational businesses coming in during the past few years. This shows the growing industry and bright future that Uganda has for mining.
Gold mining in Uganda started in the 1920s with the locals carrying out small-scale gold mining along the river basins. This continued well into 1980s as a result of the political upheavals that followed immediately when the country attained its independence. But, with the coming to power of President Yoweri Museveni in 1986 that stabilized the politics of the country, many international companies started seeking gold exploration licenses to prospect for gold in the country.
Some of the earliest gold discoveries include the Mubende district, Kanungu district and Busia district among others while some of the early mines that were established in the country were the Busitema gold mine and the Kisita Gold Mine. Most of the gold mining in Uganda is still done by small-scale artisanal miners, as has been the case for years.
Most areas have not been properly explored for the purposes of commercial mining. This leaves most gold rich areas to artisans who use traditional methods to mine gold. This shows the great potential that this country offers since there is so much country yet to be surveyed by competent geologists.
Gold mining in Uganda is governed by the mineral act. To start mining you need to acquire a number of licenses. For example to explore for gold you need a prospecting license which has to be renewed yearly although there some special mining licenses that last for up to 20 years. The ministry of environment gives out the licenses.
Today there are several multinational companies prospecting and mining gold in Uganda. Vangold is the largest international player in Ugandas gold industry at the moment. With Ugandas welcoming environment for international investors in the gold mining sector, Vangold carries out its mining activities through two main subsidiaries, the Dome Mines Ltd and the Rwenzori Cu&Ni Ltd.
Vangold has the license to prospect for gold in the West Nile region. This covers the greenstone belt on the Ugandan side of the Kilo Moto gold fields in the democratic republic of Congo. The region has shown high prospects in the recent past especially after the discovery of the continuation of the Kibalian host rocks that contain gold in the Kilo-Moto on the DRC side of the border.
The Ghanas Blaze Metal Resources Ashanti is also another important player in the gold mining industry. The company is carrying out gold prospecting in Ugandas eastern districts of Namayingo and Bugiri. Date from the department of Geology Survey and Mines shows that there are gold deposits in the districts and this has made prospecting in the area a very hopeful endeavor. The exploration is expected to last for about five years when the mining is supposed to commence.
Informal and unregulated mining operations are common throughout Uganda. These are areas that are being actively mined by Ugandans that are not part of a commercial mining operation. Most miners recover just a few dollars in gold each day using primitive placer mining techniques.
The Rupa Gold Mine is one of the informal mining operations. It is located a short distance north of Moroto Town in the Karamoja Region. Some estimates have stated that as many as 10,000 miners work this site to support themselves.Get in Touch with Mechanic