‘Big Light Tomorrow’ on Schedule for Dec. 15

first_imgThe Board Chairman of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), Ian Yhap, has disclosed that the turbine at Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant, which has the capacity of 22 megawatts, will finally come on line on Thursday, December 15.Announcing the development yesterday at the Information Ministry’s regular Thursday press briefing on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, Yhap said testing of the first generating unit of the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant in Harrisburg is ongoing in Caldwell to ensure that the inauguration of the 22-megawatt turbine on December 15 is successful. According to him, engineers from Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant and LEC are working now to have electricity on Bushrod Island from the hydro.When distribution on Bushrod Island is completed, he said, “We will now start to distribute power to other parts of Monrovia. As we speak today, serious work is ongoing and things remain in control.” Chairman Yhap said the second turbine, also with a capacity of 22 megawatts, will come on by February 15, 2017, with the remaining two turbines coming on after four months. “We want to thank the government and partners for the support. We want to also thank all the engineers for working tirelessly to ensure that we have power as scheduled,” Chairman Yhap said.Meanwhile, he said the board of LEC has appointed a new management team that is energetic, hardworking and motivated to steer the affairs of the corporation from January 2017.“We need to develop the capacity, because Liberians have not been managing such a system for many years. We have also called on our international partners to help in building our capacity. We have some new things now in LEC and everyone is going through the learning process,” he said. The first phase of the reservoir impoundment (filling the reservoir with water) of the Dam Project was successfully completed on October 19 this year. On October 15, the spillway gates were gradually closed in order to increase the water level in the reservoir, he said.Currently, the water level has increased to 28.5 meters above sea level, which is just 0.5 meters below the maximum operating level. During the testing exercise, he said customers may experience brief and periodic interruptions in power supply. The testing will continue up to December 15, when the first operations of the hydropower plant are officially inaugurated by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Meanwhile, the LEC management has issued an apology for any inconvenience as a result of this exercise and has asked for the support of the Liberian people leading up to this very important milestone for the nation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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ANGER AS BURST WATER MAIN DISRUPTS SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF AREAS

first_imgIrish Water has issued a statement via their Twitter account that a number of areas will be affected for most of the afternoon due to a burst water main.The areas set to be disrupted are Hillview, Lismonaghan and other parts of Letterkenny.They hope to the normal service rectified by 3pm this afternoon. Irish Water tweeted, “Repairs to a burst water main may disrupt supply to Hillview, Lismonaghan and surrounding areas in Letterkenny until 3pm today.However, there is has been anger expressed by many of those residents in the area who have been without water since first thing this morning.One resident contacted Donegal Daily, “It’s an absolute joke, got up this morning and couldn’t have a shower or make myself a cup of tea.“The kids had to use water I had in the fridge to rinse out their mouths after they brushed their teeth. “There wasn’t a drop coming from the taps, yet they expect us to pay for this wonderful service. Irish Water are a disgrace. ANGER AS BURST WATER MAIN DISRUPTS SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF AREAS was last modified: February 3rd, 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:AffectedAngerAreasDisruptionIrish Waterletterkennynewsservicelast_img read more

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Heritage Day to celebrate World Cup

first_imgSouth Africans supported the 2010 Fifa World Cup and national team Bafana Bafana as a nation united. (Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library)On 24 September 2010, South Africa celebrates its national Heritage Day, which aims to highlight and promote the country’s diverse cultural expressions – such as music, languages, food, and craft – and heritage. These important factors together contribute significantly to nation building.During this year’s Heritage Month, the South African government will celebrate the successes of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and the contribution of all South Africans in making the tournament the triumph that it was.While events will take place all around the country under the theme Celebrating 2010 Fifa World Cup successes: our heritage, the main gathering will be held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 24 September, with President Jacob Zuma in attendance.South Africa’s globally acclaimed hosting of the World Cup has instilled a spirit of hope and the belief that the country can achieve even greater things.“The successful hosting of the tournament has become part of our legacy and national heritage, and will always be a source of inspiration and hope to future generations,” said government spokesperson Themba Maseko.‘Keep the spirit of ubuntu going’Earlier in September, Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana urged South Africans to use Heritage Month to deepen the country’s humanity and unity, as they did during the World Cup.Let us work together to sustain the spirit of ubuntu and patriotism that prevailed during the global event,” Xingwana said.She urged South Africans to celebrate their collective achievements during the Fifa World Cup, from the building of infrastructure to the feeling of goodwill and exuberance that pervaded the country. The hard work and sacrifices of the various sectors of society during the World Cup is just cause for celebration this Heritage Day.“We believe that it is important to sustain the positive memory [of the World Cup], and mobilise all the sectors of our society in the celebration of this distinctive period in the history of our country,” Xingwana said.She added that it was important to keep the World Cup momentum going, and to commit as a nation to strive towards social cohesion.• Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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EAGLES SOAR OVER COFFS

first_imgFor the Mens and Womens 40’s Division Northern Eagles, the 2004 NTL’s has so far been a successful tournament. Both teams remain serious competition contenders after the end of the round games today. The Womens 40s are definitely not strangers to victory. The side, which has consisted of the same core players for over 10 years, won the Inaugural Over 40’s division at the 2003 NTL’s after winning the Womens 35’s division in 2000. This year they won’t be letting threatening teams such as Sydney Scorpions or the Hunter Hornets stand in their way. “We have the talent to win, if we get it together at the right time,” says ex-Australian representative and Coffs Harbour local, Cate Simms. “At this level and age, it’s really who stays the fittest, wins.” They deny a home side advantage over the rest of the teams. “City sides train more often and play at a high standard more often than we get to”, says Cate. But the accolades are not why these women play the game. “There’s such close friendships in the seniors, there’s no egos here, we all just enjoy each others company, and like staying fit”, says Therese Spear, who also represented Australia, along with three other of their team mates. The Mens 40’s are also enjoying similar success at this year’s tournament, having lost only one game, despite having only trained together for the past three months. The only competition they had played together before coming to the 2004 NTL saw them win just one game….in the 35’s division though! Even though Sydney Scorpions are also their main threat, “realistically we’re looking at getting into the final,” says Australian World Cup representative, Steve Hancock. They are enjoying their time in Coffs Harbour and are quick to praise the tournament. “It’s great, the fields are always in great condition, good location as it’s only two hours from home, and the NTL’s is always a hard, quality tournament, where you get to play teams that you wouldn’t normally play”, says Steve. And, just like the women, they play for the friendships. “There’s a great social aspect of the tournament after the games, its great to catch up with players from years before.” says Steve. But unlike the women they believe that they do reap benefits of being the home side. “We only have to travel two hours, and travel usually makes it tough, we also get a good turnout of players and spectators because we’re closer, our costs are lower. Both teams agree that they love having NTL’s in Coffs Harbour as “it is an incredible facility and perfect for the game of touch, and it also generates a huge amount of money into the area”, says Cate. “Touch is an incredible sport to watch, not just at the Opens level, it’s a game for families and people of all ages to enjoy”. By Lisa Plummer pictures by www.sportingimages.com.aulast_img read more

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TFA AFL TIPPING COMPETITION UP AND RUNNING

first_imgThe Touch Football Australia Australian Football League Tipping competition is back in full swing for season 2007.Existing members do not have to rejoin.New members can register and submit their tips by clicking onto the “TFA Tipping competition” logo on the left side of the home page and following the prompts.Good luck and happy tipping!last_img

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A SET OF SIX – VOLUME EIGHT

first_imgFawkner Park winter competition cancelled due to council ground closure. TFA-Victoria is working on a new competition, stay tuned for details.  Play: #2Selection of Junior State Teams confirmedFollowing the largest participant tournaments in the history of school touch in the State, the South Australian Junior State Teams have been announced. South Australian Under-12, 15, and 18 Years squads were selected. The 12s and 15s will compete at the School Sport Australia National Championships in Melbourne from 22 – 26 October while the 18s team will compete in the National 18 Years tournament in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, 17 – 20 September, 2007. The official player rosters will be announced in the coming fortnight. All of the coaches are looking forward to successful campaigns and helping add to the development of the sport at a junior level in South Australia.Touch Football South Australia web-site: www.touchsa.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA) Play: # 3Position open to host 2008 Western Australia State ChampionshipsTouchWest is advertising for affiliates and parties who wish to express an interest in hosting the 2008 State Championships. The tournament is due to take place from Thursday February 28 until Sunday March 2, 2008.The Championships will be a three-day tournament with about 45 teams and 850 players and officials. The host will be required to provide six fields, warm-up space, referee facilities, and areas for tournament control, meeting, results, presentation, medical, etc. Lighting would also be beneficial. For a full list of requirements and other information contact Matt Bamford, WA Manager, Touch Football Australia. TouchWest will be accepting tenders until Friday July 13, 2007. Other events: On the June 17, 2007, a workshop was held for Western Australian affiliates regarding Sportzware Central, Sporting Pulse, and Competition Management.Touch West web-site: www.touchwest.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)Play: #4Darwin Touch Grand FinalsDarwin Touch Competition had its grand finals last week, June 18 – 22, 2007. Monday night’s Men’s 35s final produced a grandstand finish. Humpty Doo won in a drop off, upsetting minor premier Bundy Bears.  On Thursday, Mixed finals night, favourites Dream Team defeated Bundy Bears 8-6 in the Mixed Division 1 final. Jaguars won Mixed Division 2; Mad Dogs won Mixed Division 3; Cowboys won Mixed Division 4; and Nightcliff Turtles won Mixed Division 5. On Friday night the Bulls upset the minor premier scorpions 7-6 in a cracking Women’s Division 1 final. Rachel Willis was named Player of the Final. In the Women’s Division 2 the Giddy Ups claimed the premiership, whilst Frillies won the Division 3 title and The Gumby’s took home the division four title. In the Men’s Division 1, Bulls triumphed in another exciting game against Dream Team, running out 7-6 winners. David Riddle was named Player of the Final. Dogs won Men’s Division 2, while Elias Enterprises won Division 3.Other events:Alice Springs and Katherine both held grand finals. Check the Northern Territory Touch website for more details in the coming days. The Touch Football Northern Territory web-site: www.touchnt.com.au Play: #5AUSTRALIAN CAPTIAL TERRITORY (ACT) Courses planned for the upcoming monthsACT Touch will be conducting courses in three technical disciplines for interested parties throughout July and August, 2007.LEVEL ONE REFEREES COURSE                                                               The Level One course perfect for anyone interested in learning more about refereeing, getting fit, earning some money, or for a new challenge. It is also perfect for any players who want to feel a little more confident when it is their turn for duty.The course will be held at the ACT Touch Offices, Makin Place in Deakin on 3rd and 10th July 2007 and will commence each night at 6pm and finish between 8.30 and 9pm. LEVEL ONE SELECTORS COURSE                                                             The Level-One Selectors Course will be held over two evenings. Theoretical aspects will be covered on July 12 with a practical session held on July 18, 2007, at Premier League. The Course will be delivered by ACT Head Selector, Sandra Hughes. LEVEL TWO COACHING COURSE                                                          The Level Two Coaching Course will be conducted on the weekend of August 10 – 12, 2007. If you are interested in taking the next step in your coaching career, this is the course for you. The theory workbooks that are required for the course will be handed out well in advance of the course delivery to enable participants to prepare prior to the course. If you are interested in completing your Level Two accreditation, please register with ACT Touch ASAP to organize course materials to be sent out.If you are interested in finding out more or putting your name down to attend any of the courses please contact Chris Tarlinton at the ACT Touch office on 6212 2880 or chris.tarlinton@acttouch.com.au Other events:  ACT Touch hosts Touch Football tournament as part of NAIDOC Week, July 8 – 15, 2007.The ACT Touch Association web-site: www.acttouch.com.auPlay # 6TASMANIA (TAS)Tasmanian representative trials in JulyTouch Football Tasmania already has its Under-18 teams in place and will begin the search for its remaining junior representative teams over the next couple of weekends.Trials for teams are as follows:Sunday July 1, 2007 – Wentworth Park, Hobart andSunday July 8, 2007 – Prospect Park, LauncestonUnder-12 Boys and Girls – 10.00amUnder-15 Boys and Girls – 11.00amOpen Men’s, Women’s and Mixed – 12.30pmTasmania is looking forward to the School Sport Australia National Championships being held in Melbourne from 22 – 26 October, 2007, and hopes that it is well supported by the growing number of junior players across the state.Other events:Tasmanian Open teams will participate at the Queensland State Championship in Toowoomba in October. It’s the first time in many years that a representative Mixed team has been available to players from the island state. Touch Football Tasmania is hoping that this creates some more interest amongst their elite group.That’s it for this week’s edition of A Set of Six.Be sure to check out all the latest news in Touch Football this week by going to each State’s web-site for further information. TFA-Victoria is advertising for a business and competitions coordinator. Applications close Friday July 6, 2007 Touch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s Media Scholarship Holder Henry Holland and TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks will bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s A Set of Six – volume 8. VICTORIA                                                                                Play: #1 KooGa signs on as official uniform supplier to Victorian State TeamsKooGa will be the official supplier for the team uniforms for all Victorian State Teams until 2010.                                                                                                                                                                          The Victorian teams will first appear in their new KooGa uniforms at the Queensland Junior State Cup from July 5, 2007.Other events: The Touch Football Victoria web-site:www.victouch.com.auSOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)last_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer pleased with 2-goal Pogba

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer pleased with 2-goal Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he was pleased with two-goal Paul Pogba for victory over Huddersfield.Pogba milked the Old Trafford support for his performance.Solskjaer said, “It was great to see him score two goals and he has created the goals last week at Cardiff, and now he scores them himself, so he will be even better for getting two lots of 90 minutes now and he will be fitter and fitter and improving with the team. “We looked tired towards the end and now it is important over the next two or three days that we recover and get ready for Bournemouth.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Minister Calls for Strengthening of Local Government Regime in Region

first_img Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, is calling for the strengthening of the local government regime in the region. While here, the Mayor will visit the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM); meeting with the Mayors of Kingston and St. Ann’s Bay, and with representatives of the Social Development Commission (SDC). Mr. McKenzie told JIS News that he is hoping that the visit to Jamaica by Mayor Glen Ram, Chairman of the Mayaro Rio Claro Regional Corporation in Trinidad and Tobago, will help to rebuild the regional local government regime. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, is calling for the strengthening of the local government regime in the region.“There is a lack of a coordinated effort between countries in the region that actually practise local (governance). There are only a few countries that have such a system,” the Minister noted.Mr. McKenzie told JIS News that he is hoping that the visit to Jamaica by Mayor Glen Ram, Chairman of the Mayaro Rio Claro Regional Corporation in Trinidad and Tobago, will help to rebuild the regional local government regime.“We are hoping that out of this visit by Mayor Ram we can forge and develop a stronger local government fraternity in the region,” the Minister said.Mayor Ram arrived in Jamaica on August 9 for a five-day visit, as the guest of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, to observe the local government reform processes.While here, the Mayor will visit the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM); meeting with the Mayors of Kingston and St. Ann’s Bay, and with representatives of the Social Development Commission (SDC).For his part, Mayor Ram expressed gratitude to Mr. McKenzie and the Local Government Ministry for hosting him.He explained that the primary objective of his visit is geared towards strengthening local government practices in the region.Mayor Ram pointed out that there are many similarities between the two countries, in terms of local governance, and indicated that, currently, in Trinidad and Tobago there is an ongoing effort to strengthen the local government process, so the visit is indeedtimely. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases

first_imgMILWAUKEE — The nation’s craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown.The partial shutdown has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines.The federal agency that regulates alcohol production and distribution is closed. That means government employees can’t issue the permits needed for the beer to flow.Brewers are nervous that they will lose money if brewery openings and seasonal beers are delayed much longer in the dispute over President Donald Trump’s demand for taxpayer funding of a wall along the border with Mexico.Russ Klisch is founder and president of Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee. He has a suggestion to improve the negotiations between Trump and congressional Democrats: They should get together for a few beers.Ivan Moreno, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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UK PM May under pressure to step down over Brexit

first_imgLondon: British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing intense pressure from within her own Cabinet on Sunday to step down over her handling of the Brexit process. According to numerous UK media reports, disgruntled ministers and MPs are plotting to give her an ultimatum to resign as the price for backing her controversial withdrawal agreement in a third Parliament vote next week, a move which could even see her forced out to make way for a caretaker Prime Minister in the form of her deputy David Lidington. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USDowning Street has dismissed reports of any such plot, with Lidington, Britain’s Minister for the Cabinet Office, stressing he is “100 per cent behind the Prime Minister”. “This is not about the Prime Minister changing Prime Ministers wouldn’t help, changing the party of government wouldn’t help,” said UK Chancellor Philip Hammond, calling on MPs to unite behind May. Asked about calls for a second referendum after nearly a million people marched through the streets of London on Saturday to demand a so-called People’s Vote , he agreed that another referendum over Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) should be considered. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”It is a coherent proposition and deserves to be considered, along with the other proposals,” the senior Cabinet minister said. The latest leadership row within the Conservative Party comes ahead of a week where May is expected to lose further control over the Brexit process as a cross-party group of MPs press for alternatives to her divorce deal to be debated in the House of Commons on Wednesday. May had secured a short delay to the March 29 Brexit deadline from the EU, with the requirement to come up with a credible plan for Britain’s exit from the 28-member economic bloc by April 12 or crash out without any deal in place. If May’s deal is voted through by MPs in a third Commons vote by next week, the EU has agreed to extend the Brexit deadline further until May 22 to finalise the exit strategy. If not, Britain would be heading for a chaotic no-deal Brexit on April 12. The British PM spent the weekend at her countryside retreat at Chequers trying to finalise her next steps ahead of an expected Cabinet meeting on Monday, when ministers may threaten resignations over her Brexit strategy. There is a growing expectation among MPs that Downing Street will try to delay holding the next meaningful vote on her twice-defeated withdrawal agreement over the controversial Irish backstop clause because of concerns that May would have to resign if she lost it for a third time. The vote had been expected early next week if House of Commons Speaker John Bercow allows the motion to be tabled without any substantial changes.last_img read more

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