Brewerville Mayor and District #17 aspirant, George CurtisBrewerville City Mayor George V. Curtis has promised to provide four lots to a local humanitarian group, Charity Liberia to complete its maiden project: building a home for old people that will take care of their daily needs, including health and recreation.Charity Liberia, celebrating United Nations enacted World Humanitarian Day at a program held at the Brewerville City Hall, yesterday announced the project.Project representative Abednego S. Allison explained the rationale behind the project: “In our society whenever you are old, people don’t value you and as a result our old people suffer many pains.”Allison said it was predicated upon the suffering of the old people that his organization, during the celebration decided to launch the project.Mayor Curtis said his father, the legendary Alfred B. Curtis, the first mayor of the city and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives in the TWP era, before his death, resided in an Old Folks Home in the United States.“I know what it means to be an old man in our society and that’s why I am impressed with the project by Charity Liberia.“It’s been my dream for a similar project and therefore I am going to work with your association and will provide you four lots, that is one acre for the project,” Mayor Curtis said, to a wide applause.Curtis said he would reach out with the larger society, including the public and the private sectors to mobilize support for the completion of the project.“I feel great about this project,” Curtis declared, “and my administration is willing to support any of such brilliant ideas from any of our residents to improve the lives of our people.”He said the City of Brewerville and its various departments, including the police, are working assiduously to ensure the realization of better living conditions for the people.He announced his fullest support towards the Charity Liberia’s first major project and assured the community that only through collective effort could better things happen for them.Curtis said Brewerville City was founded in 1870 but unfortunately does not benefit from budgetary allocation from the Government of Liberia and he wants that to change. He launched the project with U$60.The humanitarian organization, Alfred B. Curtis Sr. Foundation (ABC) in his father’s memory was organized in 2014 to carry out his legacies and it involves in education, health and sanitation, agriculture, women empowerment, community development, youth empowerment, sports and recreation and human rights advocacy for Liberians.ABC solicits funds from local and international donor agencies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
However, the Egyptian has hit the ground running this season and has already scored 14 goals for the Reds in all competitions, including nine in 12 top-flight games.Klopp has been delighted with the way Salah has adjusted to life at Liverpool, but doesn’t think the 25-year-old is looking to prove something to Chelsea, who sold him to Roma in 2016.“I don’t think it’s like this,” said Klopp, according to Goal.“Maybe it was one reason he came back, but he’s not like ‘now I will show you the real Mo Salah’.“He’s completely relaxed. For sure he wanted to show a little bit he’s better than that, but everyone knew it already.“He was a kid when he came to Chelsea, and we have heard a few times that’s quite difficult, and in that time they were really successful. It was quite difficult to come through.“A little bit less muscle, a little bit less physical, and you fly through the Premier League – not like he’s flying now – but one body check, you understand. With his body shape that’s now different.“He’s a man now, he was a kid at Chelsea, now he’s a man. That’s good.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Salah gets down to his knees after diverting Trent Alexander-Arnold’s near-post cross beyond the Maribor goalkeeper. Photo/DMMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 20 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes winger Mohamed Salah has matured nicely since his underwhelming Premier League spell at Chelsea.Salah flattered to deceive during his time with the Blues during the 2014–15 season and was sent out on loan on three separate occasions, making only 13 Premier League appearances overall.
1 Southampton striker Charlie Austin is currently on the sidelines with a hamstring injury Southampton boss Ronald Koeman expects Charlie Austin to be fit after the international break.The striker, a £4million January signing from QPR, saw his promising start to life at St Mary’s curtailed by a hamstring injury against Bournemouth last week.But Koeman has received positive news regarding Austin’s fitness and has pencilled him for a return against leaders Leicester at the start of next month.“The latest update about Charlie is that he will be out for another ten days to two weeks,” said Koeman.“With the schedule of the season that means he will be fit after the international break.”Koeman can welcome back another forward, Shane Long, at Stoke on Saturday after the Irishman missed last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Sunderland with a knee problem.However, captain Jose Fonte will be missing through suspension following his red card against the Black Cats, meaning a reshuffle at the back.“Shane is back, he has trained all week without any problems and he can play,” added Koeman.“We don’t have a lot of replacements for Fonte in that position, but we have enough defenders so we will make the best choice that we think will be good for Saturday.“Of course it’s a blow, for several reasons. He’s an important player, he’s the captain of the team, but a red card means you are suspended and it’s up to the rest of the players to replace captain.”
THE winner of four tickets to Donegal V Laois is Amy Sweeney.Amy is from Drumany, Letterkenny.She will be getting a call shortly to arrange delivery of the four tickets this evening. Congratulations Amy – enjoy the match.Believe! AND THE WINNER OF THE TICKETS TO DONEGAL V LAOIS IS…. was last modified: July 26th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AND THE WINNER OF THE TICKETS TO DONEGAL V LAOIS IS….
Colm McFadden believes Donegal need to lift it a few notches in order to compete with Mayo on Saturday night. The clash between the two counties is easily the most anticipated clash of the GAA football campaign so far.Donegal won their second All-Ireland title over Mayo in 2012, but a year later were hammered by the same opposition at the quarter-final juncture. Both sides have ambitions on winning an All-Ireland title and both have the credentials and quality within their squads to do it.McFadden who enjoyed a superb performance last Saturday against Galway feels he and his teammates need to lift their performance if they are to book their semi-final spot.“Our second-half performance was good in patches but there are a lot of things we need to improve on,” the St Michaels clubman told The Irish News.“I think we need to go up a good few notches on the Galway performance to put it up to Mayo next week. “Hopefully that’s in our locker and we’re able to do that. It’s going to take a big performance from the 15 men and the six on the bench.“Mayo are a top, top side and are definitely unfortunate not to have won an All-Ireland over the last four or five years.“They’ve probably been the most consistent team in the country during that time. So they’re going to be formidable opposition.”MCFADDEN – “WE NEED TO LIFT IT IF WE WANT TO COMPETE WITH MAYO” was last modified: August 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAnewsSport
As we did when we successfully hosted the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the people of South Africa must work together, saving electricity and planning for load shedding, to help us through the current power crisis, writes Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown. Over the past 20 years, electricity has been provided to more than 5.8-million South African households, reducing the percentage of households without electricity from about 50% in 1994 to the current 14%. (Image: Media Club South Africa) Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne BrownWhen South Africans stand together, we are able overcome the odds. It is a characteristic that has long defined us as a nation. We demonstrated this tenacity when we successfully hosted the 2010 Fifa World Cup.That success demonstrated our capabilities to the world and earned us the reputation of a country that can deliver.Our national power supply remains under pressure as Eskom is at times unable to produce the full electricity required due to maintenance and unexpected breakdowns at power stations.In this instance it becomes necessary to interrupt supply to certain areas through load shedding.Our demand for electricity has reached the point where at least level one load shedding, a point which requires that 1 000 MW be removed from the grid, and sometimes level two, which requires the removal of2 000 MW.The government apologises for the inconvenience caused as a result of the unplanned electricity disruptions and remain deeply concerned over the effect it has had on the lives of South Africans. Its impact on business is equally troubling as our economy is dependent on electricity for economic growth.Click image for a larger view:The government is working to secure South Africa’s future energy supply through an energy mix made up of coal, solar, wind, hydro, gas and nuclear energy.In the meantime, let us help the country by trying to work around load shedding. We should take time to familiarise ourselves with the schedule in our areas.This way we will be able to plan ahead so that the power disruptions have less of an impact on our family life and businesses. Households and businesses are encouraged to prepare for at least two-hour power outages between 7am and 10pm daily.Be aware of the national energy alerts on radio and television, and immediately respond to them by switching off high-energy appliances such as geysers, pool pumps, ovens and air conditioners so that we pass the critical period with limited disruptions.The energy situation going forward remains extremely tight. But let’s bear in mind that we are all in this situation together and need to do everything possible to get through this short-term strain.The government is confident that its analysis of the situation and the measures it is introducing will bring relief in the foreseeable future.We are supporting the national grid through the more frequent use of diesel powered open-cycle gas turbines to help bridge the immediate gap between supply and demand.Work is under way to reduce maintenance backlogs and improve the performance of power plants to reduce unplanned outages. These are a major concern.There are also plans in place to restore 960 MW of generation capacity at Majuba Power Station by the end of the year, after one of its storage silos collapsed last year.These immediate interventions are receiving our highest priority through the Interministerial War Room established by Cabinet to fast-track the implementation of a five-point plan to turn the current situation around.The War Room is led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, supported by relevant ministers and a Technical War Room of directors-general.Our energy crunch is a result of a number of complex factors. It includes the legacy of apartheid, where millions of marginalised black South Africans were deliberately excluded from the national grid.Over the past 20 years, electricity has been provided to more than 5.8-million households, reducing the percentage of households without electricity from about 50% in 1994 to the current 14%.Over the medium term, the government is working to secure the national grid by buying an additional 1000 MW from private power producers, which will come on stream within 18 months.The launch of an independent power producer programme that harnesses waste energy from the sugar, paper, and pulp industries to produce about 800 MW is part of the department’s plans.A number of potential gas-to-power projects have also been identified. These include both new gas-fired power stations and conversion of diesel-fired power stations to gas.Our energy situation affects all of us. In the interest of the nation, we need to work together to solve our collective problem in the spirit and manner in which we rose to the challenge of 2010.Like in our preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, failure is simply not an option. We can and will overcome this tight energy situation when we stand together.
25 May 2015Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of Pulida solar power plant in Free State. Its closest town is Kimberley, just on the other side of the border with Northern Cape.The facility will have a total installed capacity of 82.5 megawatts (MW) and, once fully operational, it will be able to generate more than 150 gigawatt hours per year, according to the Italian company. This is equivalent to the annual consumption needs of about 48 000 households. It will also avoid the emission of more than 138 000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.EGP was awarded the supply contract in October 2013 as part of the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Energy generated by Pulida will be sold to Eskom through the 20-year power supply agreement that EGP was awarded in October 2013 as part of the REIPPPP.In addition to Pulida, EGP was awarded the right to build the Gibson Bay (111MW) and Nojoli (88MW) wind farms, as well as the Aurora (82.5MW), Paleisheweul (82.5MW) and Tom Burke (66MW) solar power projects, in the same tender. The company, which already owns and manages the 10MW Upington solar facility, was also recently awarded a further 425MW of wind power projects in the fourth phase of the REIPPPP.Enel Green Power, part of Italy’s Enel Group, is dedicated to the international development and management of renewable energy sources. It has operations in Europe, the Americas and Africa, with a generation capacity equal to approximately 32 billion kilowatt hours in 2014 from water, sun, wind and Earth’s heat – enough to meet the energy needs of more than 11 million households. It has an installed capacity of more than 9 800MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass in about 740 plants in 15 countries.News portal Greentechlead reported that the company expected to grow its installed capacity in South Africa to 5 000MW in five years.Chief executive Francesco Starace told Reuters: “For us, Africa is the next Latin America.” The company was making a balanced investment in renewable energy assets in South Africa retaining 60:40 ratio of wind and solar projects.In South Africa, Enel now operates 10MW and is building 990MW, which will come online in the next two years.SAinfo reporter
By Jayne McBurney, N.C. Family Resource Management Extension AgentChanges during the economic recession, rising fuel process and job loss have all made money management difficult. For homeowners, protecting assets in the wake of economic uncertainty has been especially trying; unfortunately, some have had to face foreclosure. The Military Families Learning Network presented a web conference on Feb. 2 on Housing & Foreclosure, which you can view here.When a prospective homeowner signs on for a mortgage, it is important to be sure that the household budget will support of paying the mortgage every month with each payment on time. Missing mortgage payments is not an option for a homeowner, and doing so could cost the homeowner more than just a place to live if the bank chooses to foreclose the loan. Foreclosure proceedings take place after a number of missed monthly payments have occurred. Missing just one payment will make you delinquent, but if you do not remedy the situation quickly, the bank can take back ownership on the home, that is, they can foreclose the loan.Homeowners should let their lender, or loan servicer, know as soon as possible when they are unable to make a mortgage payment. Lenders are currently being strongly encouraged to try to work out loan delinquency with mortgagees and there are many incentives for lenders to modify and rework loans for homeowners. Government programs, such as www.makinghomeaffordable.gov can help homeowners who have been unsuccessful working directly with their bank. Military families can learn more about the Homeowners Assistance Program, with special benefits for military families here.If a homeowner is unable to make mortgage payments at all, or resolve difficulties in paying their mortgage, the bank might try to encourage a “short sale,” which gets the house on the market and hopefully sold before a foreclosure takes place. It is possible for a homeowner to remain in the home while the house is on the market (or is listed for sale).Once a foreclosure is initiated, the owner loses possession of the home as well as any equity they might have in the home. A foreclosure may seem like an immediate answer to money worries, but these former homeowners will end up with a long-lasting negative mark on their credit report, appearing for several years. Foreclosure will significantly lower the former homeowner’s FICO score also. It is very important that current and prospective homeowners make their mortgage payment an inflexible monthly obligation in their finances.The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency offers good advice for homeowners having difficulty making a mortgage payment:Don’t ignore the problem. The further behind on payments you become, the more difficult it will be to reinstate your loan and the likelihood of losing your home increases.Open and respond to all mail from your lender and the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency.The first notices you receive will offer good information about foreclosure prevention options. Later mail may include notice of pending legal action. Your failure to open the mail will not be an excuse in foreclosure court.If you have requested a modification or other workout plan with your servicer, please confirm that your servicer has received all of the documentation required. If you are already in a trial modification, please verify that your servicer has received the updated income, expenses, and financial hardship information that are required to convert the trial modification into a permanent modification.If you are missing documents, submit them as soon as possible. Create a system to track the date documents were submitted and when calls were made to your loan servicer and other entities. Remember to write down the name of the person with whom you spoke. A calendar and lined notebook paper is all you need to create your record system. Homeowners who miss deadlines may lose their eligibility.Read your loan documents so you know what your lender may do if you can’t make your payments. If you meet with a housing counselor, bring these documents.Prioritize your spending. After health care, keeping your house should be your first priority. Review your finances and see where you can cut spending in order to make your mortgage payments. Look for optional expenses: cable TV, memberships, entertainment, etc. that you can eliminate.Use your assets.Do you have assets, such as a second car, jewelry, or a whole life insurance policy that you can sell for cash to help reinstate your loan? Can anyone in your household get an extra job to bring in additional income? Even if these efforts don’t significantly increase your available cash or your income, they demonstrate to your lender that you are willing to make sacrifices to keep your home. It is not recommended that you use retirement savings, however.Avoid foreclosure prevention companies and foreclosure recovery scams.If any firm claims it can stop your foreclosure immediately if you sign a document appointing them to act on your behalf, you may well be signing over the title to your property and becoming a renter in your own home! Never sign a legal document without reading and understanding all the terms and getting professional advice from an attorney, a trusted real estate professional, or a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.You also should not have to pay fees for foreclosure prevention help – use that money to pay the mortgage instead. Many for-profit companies will contact you promising to negotiate with your lender. While these may be legitimate businesses, they will charge you a hefty fee for services that are offered for free through HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.Any program that requires you to pay upfront fees to help you avoid foreclosure is illegal. The Office of the N.C. Attorney General provides help identifying and combating foreclosure scams.Foreclosures that took place between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2010 may be eligible for review. The deadline to submit a request for review was April 30, 2012. For more information, click here. Resources:The NC Foreclosure Prevention FundMaking Home AffordableMilitary Families Learning Network, web conference: Home Ownership – when is the right time?
A city Judicial Magistrate First Class(JMFC) court on Friday granted bail to 35-year-old Kenneth Silveira, who was arrested by Crime Branch of Goa Police for a fake Facebook post on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s “death”. He was released on a personal bond of ₹10,000.In a related development, members of civil society staged a protest outside the Goa Police headquarters here on Friday morning condemning Mr. Silveira’s arrest on Wednesday.
Today, on National Sports Day we pledge to strength Fit India Movement! https://t.co/0BmpLreJPP— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2019This year the top honours have been shared by Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist wrestler Bajrang Punia and Paralympics shot put silver-medallist Deepa Malik.”My wishes to everyone on the National Sports Day. It was today that we got a great sportsperson in Major Dhyan Chand. With his fitness, stamina and hockey stick, he mesmerised the world. I respectfully bow to Major Dhyan Chand,” he said.Modi lauded the country’s sporting fraternity for the rising medal count across all sports.”Their medals are not just a result of their hard work but also a reflection of a new India’s confidence. I am happy that in the last five years, we have tried to create a better atmosphere for sports, which is showing results,” he said. Dhyan ChandFit India Movementhockey indiaNarendra Modi First Published: August 29, 2019, 4:47 PM IST New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India’s improving sports performance is a reflection of the country’s rising confidence as he paid tributes to hockey wizard Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is celebrated as the National Sports Day.Launching the ‘Fit India Movement’, aimed at encouraging people to include physical activity and sports in their everyday lives, here, Modi said the initiative is a fitting tribute to Dhyan Chand on his 114th birth anniversary. “It’s a day to congratulate all the athletes who are taking the tri-colour to new highs. Be it boxing, badminton, tennis or any other sport, our athletes are giving new wings to our aspirations,” Modi said.Every year on Dhyan Chand’s birth anniversary, the country celebrates its sporting heroes by honouring them with the National Sports Awards — the highest of them being the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.