Ellicott Equipment for Malawi

first_imgThe U.S. Embassy in Malawi said in its latest announcement that Ellicott Dredges LLC, of Baltimore, MD, recently won a $7 million contract to supply dredging equipment to the Kapichira Hydropower Plant.The main goal of this project, conducted by the Millennium Challenge Account of Malawi (MCA-M), is to improve its power generation by reducing the sediment in the reservoir and therefore, increasing the amount of reservoir water volume and hydropower efficiencies.MCC is working with the Government of Malawi to strengthen a foundation on which the nation’s power system can grow, including infrastructure and enabling policies that encourage accountability and private sector involvement, the U.S. Embassy in Malawi said in its release.The five-year compact, which will conclude in September, consists of three projects designed to take a complementary approach to improving the sector.Infrastructure investments and energy sector reform are complemented by a $31.5 million effort to support hydro-power generation through improved environmental practices in the Shire River watershed.[mappress mapid=”24883″]last_img read more

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Pupils not secluded, but put in a calming space, principals say

first_imgTimaru Herald 1 December 2016Family First Comment: So here’s the real facts – not the political or media spin…..“Highfield School principal Shayne Gallagher said the school had a “quiet space within a teaching space”, or a time out room, it used when pupils lost control. It would be “far more traumatic for police to see and take away [a student] than to sit in a quiet room”, Gallagher said. “We weren’t secluding them – we were putting them in a space to calm down.” The time out was the last resort for schools and pupils were debriefed and reintegrated back into class when they were calmer, he said.”South Canterbury principals say the proposal to ban seclusion in school may force them to call the police in extreme cases.Education Minister Hekia Parata proposed the practice of seclusion and seclusion rooms should be banned from schools.The Ministry of Education reported three South Canterbury schools – Waimate Main School, Highfield School and Timaru South School – have used seclusion in 2016, but have since ceased the practice.Highfield School principal Shayne Gallagher said the school had a “quiet space within a teaching space”, or a time out room, it used when pupils lost control.It would be “far more traumatic for police to see and take away [a student] than to sit in a quiet room”, Gallagher said.“We weren’t secluding them – we were putting them in a space to calm down.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/87075228/pupils-not-secluded-but-put-in-a-calming-space-principals-sayKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Eagles And Rebels Split MS Soccer Games

first_imgThe JCD Jr. High Soccer team traveled to Southwestern Hanover to face The Rebels.The Rebels won the first game 5-0.In the 2nd game, The Eagles came out strong and won 4-1.Scoring for the eagles where: Annalise Boor, Grace Truesdell and Jordan Meyer (2).  Assist in the game went to Morgan Sutton (2) and Jordan Meyer.The next game for JCD is on September 3 at Shawe Memorial.Courtesy of Eagles Jr. High Soccer Coach Larry Hammond.last_img

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It’s all about the ‘Chicken’ in Brookville

first_imgBrookville, In. — Registration is open now for the Nugget Eating Contest and People’s Choice Award for the Best Looking Chickens in Brookville.Businesses are encouraged to “spruce up” their concrete chickens for the competition.Competitive eaters can register at The Dairy Cottage, Korner’s Kountry Kitchen, the American Legion and The Pioneer Restaurant. Contests will be held at each location on Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. The winner will be determined by the fastest time to eat 20 chicken nuggets.For more information please call 674-1111.last_img read more

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I am not a wizard but a born again Christian – Ortom

first_imgRelatedPosts Gana: Ortom demands release of repentant militiamen Breaking: Wanted Benue militia leader Gana shot dead Breaking: Wanted Benue gang leader surrenders The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday described as “laughable’’ trending speculation that suggested that he was a wizard.Ortom said this at the opening ceremony of a two-day Governor’s Retreat for Benue Government Appointees in Makurdi.The governor noted that he became a child of God after becoming a born- again Christian in 1979, adding that: “since then I have professed Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour’’.He, therefore, said the insinuations making around claiming he was head of wizards in Benue remained a “fallacy and laughable’’.Ortom also said such suggestion was a misrepresentation of his Christian faith, adding that there was no reason for people to doubt his religious belief.“I was surprised that at a burial some people even made attempt to stop me from quoting the Holy Bible during my speech.“I heard some people saying Ortom is the leader of wizards in Benue but it is not true, I am a child of God.“I became born again in 1979 and since then God has been grateful to me.“I was at a burial somewhere and people accused me of using Bible to do witchcraft. They said I should not be allowed to quote the Bible that if I did the people will become speechless’’, Ortom said.According to the governor, no human being makes him governor as God alone anoints him Benue governor as far back as 1992.He said God went on to perfect His plan for him by fulfilling His prophecy in 2015.Ortom explained that he had experienced numerous challenges and faced persecution before eventually becoming the governor.Ortom further said that but for God’s intervention he would have given up on his governorship in 2017 as a result of plethora of difficult administrative challenges.“In 2017, I almost gave up and decided that I will be a one term governor and not contest again, but God again said otherwise.“God told me that those castigating me will be those who will work for my re-election and here we are today in my second term.“This government is not that type that won elections because of good deeds; god-fatherism, federal might, but because of the will of God.“No one in Benue and Nigeria can boost that he or she made Ortom governor’’, he said.The governor further explained that God had used him to cement many people’s election in the past in the state.Ortom said in a bid to prosecute him further, his Chief of Staff, Terwase Orbunde and Special Adviser on Development Corporation, SDGs and NEPAD, Dr Magdalene Dura, were arrested by EFCC for alleged missing N4.7b but that they were vindicated.He, therefore urged the appointees to be steadfast, dedicated to their responsibilities and stay away from anything that would make anti- graft agencies come after them.“Protect yourselves now, avoid corruption because I would not defend anyone found short-changing the government’’, he said. Tags: Samuel OrtomWizardlast_img read more

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Beaten Pards skips press conference

first_imgUnder-fire Newcastle manager Alan Pardew dodged the press conference after his side were humbled by former club Southampton. “It’s always difficult because it’s part of our job, you have to be concentrated every day. After a nice win, we have to prepare ourselves for next week. “It’s football, it’s going fast and if it’s going bad you have to wait to win again and if you are winning you have to be prepared over what is going to come. “That’s our job and if we don’t like it we have to do something about it.” In the build-up to this game, Pardew pleaded for patience as he looks to blood in a host of summer acquisitions – a problem Koeman is making light work of. Graziano Pelle, one of six recent signings starting for Saints, netted a first-half brace, which Jack Cork and Morgan Schneiderlin complemented with efforts after the break. “We had a great start,” Koeman said. “We spoke about it because in our last match at home against West Bromwich we didn’t do it in a good way and the tempo was too low. “We had a great start, a high tempo and the big difference was we were really pressing in the beginning, we didn’t give them the time to build up. “We scored two fast goals and that gave us the confidence to play in a good way. “It was a great performance during the first 45 minutes. We work very hard in every session. “We know we need time, we know we have a lot of changes in the team but that’s the reason you do training sessions to improve the qualities of the players and to bring the qualities of the players together, to have a good organisation in attack and defence. It is going well until now.” Chants punctuated the thrashing at St Mary’s, while a ‘Pardew out’ banner was held up in the away end and one angry fan even encroached on the pitch at full-time. Perhaps wary of the scrutiny he would come under, Pardew did not attend the post-match press conference – nor did any of his staff – and only spoke to the broadcast media. Asked if the fans’ criticism was unfair, he told Sky Sports: “They’re fair because you can’t get beaten 4-0 as Newcastle manager. I’ve had it a few times and at this club it is tough to take. “It is not easy to digest and not easy for the players either to play under those circumstances, so we have to be strong and try and tough it out this week and come back next week. “We just have to put ourselves on the line, really, and be brave. Certainly, today, for us we have a bit more quality than we showed today, for sure, and we need to get that on the pitch.” Pardew was apologetic after what was a miserable display from his side, while Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was sympathetic to his counterpart’s cause. “I understand how difficult the situation is for them, and for Pardew, the manager,” he said. “They have qualities, they showed that as well, and for that reason it was a great result we got. A poor start to the Barclays Premier League season has seen the 53-year-old – already a divisive figure in the north east – come under increasing pressure. A recent poll showed 85 per cent of supporters did not want Pardew to stay on as Newcastle manager and they made that clear throughout Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Southampton. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Khaldoon promises quality signings

first_img City mounted an underwhelming defence of the Barclays Premier League title they won in 2014, capitulating in the second half of the campaign and failing to challenge champions Chelsea. They also flopped in both domestic cup competitions while their Champions League challenge was ended at the last-16 stage for a second successive season by Barcelona. Manuel Pellegrini’s men did recover to secure the runners-up spot in the Premier League – and Khaldoon recognises that relative success in the club’s history – but ambitious owner Sheikh Mansour is aiming much higher. Pellegrini’s position as manager appears to be safe but a significant injection of fresh faces to the squad is planned. Speaking in an interview with City TV to be published on Thursday, Khaldoon said: “We have a great nucleus here and we want to preserve this nucleus – but at the same time we want to go the next level. “We want a squad that is able and has the capability and quality to win the Premier League, compete and win the Champions League, compete and be able to go all the way in two cup competitions in England. “I think you will see some changes. You will see some players who have served us well and maybe it is time for them to move to their next challenge, and you will see us in the market bringing high-quality individuals that fit within what we are aspiring to coming in this summer. “I can assure you the squad will be stronger, the team will be more competitive. I am both confident and excited about what is coming next year. “I want the disappointment of last year behind me, behind us all. We have all turned the page. The energy right now is positive, the energy towards getting back on track, winning that Premier League and getting a better performance in the Champions League. This is absolutely what is driving all of us right now.” City have been heavily linked with Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin de Bruyne while Juventus star Paul Pogba and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling are other reported targets. Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has promised “high-quality” signings this summer after admitting the team failed to match expectations last season. But Khaldoon insists there will be no return to the heavy spending that characterised the early years of the sheikh’s ownership following his 2008 takeover. He said: “We have gone from a club that was making promises of a future from a very low standpoint and therefore struggling to attract the quality of the players we would have aspired to. We were at a point having to pay big premiums in order to attract the type of players we wanted to attract. “Today I think we are in a different position. We are a club players want to come and play for. We are an institution today. “We can compete head to head with all the top clubs and players look at the track record of Manchester City over the last couple of years, look at the City Football Academy, the facilities we have, the infrastructure we have, look at the people we have in terms of management and coaches, look at the environment we have created here in Manchester. We have a very attractive proposition.” City have won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup since the takeover – the first trophy in 2011 ending a 35-year silverware drought – and overall Khaldoon is pleased with progress. He said: “If you had said to me seven years ago that in seven years we will end the season second in the Premier League, we will be exiting the Champions League in the round of 16, losing to Barcelona, and that we would be extremely disappointed by that – I think this is a testament to how far we have gone. “This is how far this organisation has gone. This is how far we have gone as a group as a whole, from fans to ownership to management to players. The expectations are now where they are and where they should be.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cricket News Mohammad Irfan creates T20 history with unplayable spell in Caribbean Premier League

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. ALSO READ: India A tour to England helped me prepare for Test debut, says PantThe pacer sent back Chris Gayle from the first ball of his spell, and fellow opener Evin Lewis was the second one to follow in his second over.The end of Irfan’s spell brought a sense of relief for the next pair, who recovered their side’s batting by putting on 88 runs for the third wicket, including 27 off the horror over from Steve Smith.St Kitts won the match by four wickets with seven balls to go in a reply to Trident’s 147.Former Australian skipper Steve Smith scored four runs as he was dismissed off the third delivery he faced. New Delhi: Mohammad Irfan, the towering Pakistani pacer has created history in the world of Twenty20 cricket as he produced the most economical four-over spell in T20 history for his Caribbean Premier League team Barbados Trident against St Kitts and Nevis with his figures of 4-3-1-2 on Sunday.ALSO READ: Asian Games Day 8 LIVE: Women’s Table Tennis team off to winning startHowever, his record-breaking spell was not enough to take his side Barbados Trident over the winning line against St Kitts and Nevis. The giant quick took two wickets and conceded just one run from his four-over spell. Notably, he produced 23 dot balls before giving away a single off his final delivery of the spell and finished with the figures of 4-3-1-2 with an economy of just 0.25.Irfan broke the record of Chris Morris who had the previous four-over best of 0.5 for his South Africa’s Ram Slam side Cape Cobras.last_img read more

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Boeheim calls Marcus Smart’s fan-pushing incident ‘a fluke’

first_img Published on February 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Jim Boeheim downplayed Marcus Smart’s shoving of Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr at the end of Oklahoma State’s 65-61 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday, during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Monday.“He was involved in a play that happens, I don’t know, every five years, where a player ends up in the stands,” the Syracuse head coach said. “That is so, so unusual. If he hadn’t ended up in the stands, nothing would’ve ever happened. It was just a fluke that he ended up being in the stands.”Boeheim has coached Smart for two years with USA Basketball and called him a “great kid.” He said Billy Donovan, the head coach of the USA under-18 team, would echo those statements and more. Smart, who was a captain on the under-19 national team, fell into the stands and was helped up by another spectator when Orr told reporters he called Smart a “piece of crap.”Smart then turned into the stands, stepped up a row and shoved Orr in the chest with two hands. He was suspended three games by the Big 12 on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This is not how I was raised,” Smart told reporters on Sunday. “I let my emotions get the best of me — just can’t let that happen again. It’s something I have to learn from.”On Monday, Boeheim spoke about the hostile crowds he’s seen through the years. He remembers when the Big East asked for student sections to be moved from behind the visiting team’s bench, and said that the raucousness of crowds has seemed to diminish gradually over the years.Still, certain road environments are difficult to play in — like Pittsburgh’s Petersen Events Center, where the top-ranked Orange will travel to Wednesday.“This is part of playing on the road,” Boeheim said. “You have to understand this is going to happen. We’ve played in a lot of tough places over the years.”Boeheim said he ignores opposing crowds and thinks derogatory signage should be banned from arenas, and reiterated the Smart incident as a one-time thing.Said Boeheim: “It was a fluke.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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AUDIO: We Won’t Underrate Benin Republic – Alhassan Ibrahim

first_img????????????????????????????????????Akwa United star midfielder Alhassan ‘Muazzam’ Ibrahim says Nigeria will not underrate Benin Republic when both teams clash this weekend in the first leg of the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifying playoff.The home-based Super Eagles will be guests of the Squirrels in Cotonou on Sunday before the reverse fixture in Kano, a week later, with aggregate winners advancing to the tournament which is exclusive for players plying their trade in their respective domestic leagues.In a chat with www.busybuddiesng.com ahead of the two-legged tie, the former Flying Eagles star admitted that there are no minnows in football these days and as such, Benin will not be taken for granted.“In football now, there are no lesser countries,” the 20-year old said. “Benin Republic are a good side because they have qualified by beating Togo.“We are not going to underrate them. We are going to approach them with all seriousness, and we are going to give it all and give it our best.“Hopefully, by God’s grace, we are going to qualify Nigeria for the CHAN coming up next year.”The lanky and very skillful midfielder also stated that he will be working very hard to ensure he gets a place in the starting lineup against the West Africans.“I am going to work hard. (There are) a lot of good players,” he said.“To select 30 out of the entire number of players in the country is a massive achievement for me and it was good.“I am going to work hard and to make sure that I get my starting shirt to play for Nigeria and of course, it will be a good opportunity for me, for my family, for my team and for Nigerians in general.”Nigeria finished third in the 2014 CHAN in South Africa under the tutelage of late Stephen Keshi but was eliminated from the group phase of the last edition in Rwanda last year when Sunday Oliseh was in charge of the team.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Alhassan-August-10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Alhassan-2-August-10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedAUDIO: We Won’t Underrate Benin In CHAN Qualifiers – Salisu YusufJuly 25, 2017In “Africa”Yusuf Lists Ezenwa, Odey, 28 Others For CHAN FixtureJuly 11, 2017In “Africa”AUDIO: Maikaba Confident of NPFL TriumphAugust 1, 2017In “Nigeria”last_img read more

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