Fire Renders Many Homeless

first_imgOn Thursday, January 2, a fire in the Bypass community rendered residents of a three-storey building homeless and damaged over 5,000 US dollars worth of property.Speaking to the owner of the house, Mohammed M. Sheriff, Sr., said the cause of the fire is yet to be established, explaining that “I was only called to come quickly because the house was on fire.”Mr. Sheriff called on the government of Liberia to help focus on electricity hazards in the country, adding that most fires can be attributed to poor quality electrical wiring in various neighborhoods in the country.According to him the recent prevalence of fires must be seen as an important national issue because they have rendered many people homeless.He also urged the general public to take advantage of light provided by the Liberia electricity cooperation and called on Liberian desist from the use of illegal current and candles that could destroy lives and homes.Mr. Sheriff also expressed gratitude to the National Fire Service and the community for their quick involvement in the fighting of the fire at his building.An occupant of the burnt house, AB sheriff, said over 950 US dollars, an HP laptop worth LD$6,000, along with all of his documents and office information was burned into ashes.Mr. Sheriff is calling on concerned individual and the government of Liberia to come to his rescue, saying, “I lost everything and need help from those that are in a better position.”He said “Me, my daughter and my two grandchildren stay in this room; now all we had is gone and we will have to start over.”Another affected person in the house, Abraham Kenneh, said he left US$1,500 in the room doing the incident, which he described as a setback for his family.“Most of the money I lost in the burning of the house is my older sister’s, and I usually kept it while we continued doing business,” he stated.Mr. Kenneh is calling on the government and concerned individuals to come to his aid. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Record six-goal triumph for South Africa

first_img0Shares0000Captain Thulani Hlatswayo hit the second goal as South Africa recorded their biggest ever win before a tiny crowd against the Seychelles © AFP / PHILL MAGAKOEJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct 13 – South Africa achieved their biggest victory when they hammered the Seychelles 6-0 Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier before a tiny rain-soaked crowd in Johannesburg.The previous widest winning margin by ‘Bafana Bafana’ (The Boys) was 5-0 at home to Guatemala in a friendly match as the republic prepared to host the 2010 World Cup. South Africa scored three times in four minutes midway through the first half with a Nigel Hoareau own-goal followed by goals from captain Thulani Hlatshwayo and Lebo Mothiba.A string of saves from goalkeeper Romeo Barra prevented South Africa going further ahead until Percy Tau and substitutes Dino Ndlovu and Teboho Mokoena netted in a late burst.Mokoena scored the record-creating sixth goal two minutes into stoppage time with a close-range header off a cross at Soccer City stadium.The one-sided affair matchday 3 affair in Group E came as no surprise as South Africa are ranked 73rd in the world — 116 places above the Seychelles.Only a few thousand watched the mismatch in heavy rain despite the public broadcaster not screening the qualifier because of a financial dispute with the national football body.Matches involving ‘Bafana Bafana’ used to draw 80,000 crowds, but poor results in recent years has seen a dramatic fall-off in attendances.South Africa have seven points from three matches and Libya four and Nigeria three from two in a three-team chase for two places at the 2019 Cup of Nations in Cameroon.Nigeria, who suffered a shock matchday 1 home loss to South Africa, host Libya later Saturday in Uyo.In Kampala, Uganda cruised to a 3-0 victory over Lesotho that moved them three points clear of Cape Verde at the top of Group L.Emmanuel Okwi opened and closed the scoring with a goal in each half and Farouk Miya converted a penalty to give the ‘Cranes’ a two-goal half-time advantage.Uganda have seven points halfway through the six-round qualifying competition, Cape Verde four and Lesotho and Tanzania two each.Another eight qualifiers are scheduled for Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Timberwolves, Monday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Monday at 7:30 p.m. when the streaking Warriors take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena.The Warriors (18-9) will finally get their fourth All-Star, Draymond Green, back in the lineup. Green, who has missed the past 11 games with a sprained right toe, is expected to return after an absence which saw Golden State go just 6-5 without him.The defensive stalwart will come in handy against the Timberwolves, who boast the scoring talents of …last_img

Over in three quarters

first_imgDrew Gillette had 21 points and the Fortuna Huskies boys’ basketball team won its 10th straight game, this time by a 64-39 margin on the road against the Arcata Tigers on the home team’s senior night, Wednesday night at Arcata High.Wednesday’s game, as with the Tigers’ 83-51 loss to Fortuna on Jan. 10, was decided early on.The Huskies jumped out to a seven-point lead to open to game before the Tigers were able to get a point on the board as, similarly to when the two teams first met in …last_img

Seeing Sound and Hearing Light

first_imgSynesthesia, the syndrome in which people’s senses become confused, may not be so off the wall.  Research at the University of British Columbia “flips the traditional view of how we perceive the world on its head.” Experiments show that our brains perceive the world by synthesizing multiple inputs.  The latest evidence of this is that we can “hear” through our skin.    BBC News and Live Science reported on experiments by Bryan Gick at the U of BC that show blindfolded subjects perceive words differently when receiving puffs of air on their skin.  He believes that this is very different from traditional interpretations of sense organs as independent channels of perception.  According to Gick, humans are “whole-body perceiving machines.”  The research, he believes, could lead to more effective hearing aids and prostheses for the blind and deaf.Our bodies are marvelously designed whole entities.  Evolution cannot “tinker” with one thing without affecting other things.  Applying a proverb by John Muir to anatomy, the more we try to pick out one function, the more we find it tied to everything else in the body.(Visited 36 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Window-Mounted Air Conditioners Save Energy

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Window-mounted air conditioners (also called room air conditioners) aren’t particularly efficient; the best available models have an EER of about 10 or 11. Central air conditioners (also called whole-house air conditioners or split-system air conditioners) are significantly more efficient; it’s possible to buy one with an EER of 14 or even 15.So if you care about energy efficiency, you should use a central air conditioner, not a window air conditioner — right? Well, not necessarily.According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, the electricity used for home air conditioning represents almost 5% of all the electricity produced in the U.S. So if you are going to air condition your house, it would appear to make sense to buy the most efficient unit you can find.There are two metrics used to rate the efficiency of central air conditioners: the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) and the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The unit for both metrics is Btu/W•h.EER is the cooling capacity of the appliance (in Btu/h) at an outdoor temperature of 95°F divided by the current draw of the appliance in watts.SEER is the total cooling output (in Btu) over the cooling season divided by the total electrical energy input (in watt-hours) over the cooling season. For typical residential air conditioners, EER equals about 0.875 SEER; however, this ratio varies somewhat for different air conditioner models.Unlike central air conditioners — which are rated by both EER and SEER — room air conditioners (window units) are rated only by EER.Room air conditioners that use at least 10% less energy than the federal standard are eligible for an Energy Star label. When shopping for a room air conditioner, look for an Energy Star unit with an EER of 10.7 or more.The idea behind the SEER rating is to allow… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

Congress MLA Vishwajeet Kadam injured in car accident

first_imgCongress legislator Vishwajeet Kadam suffered minor injuries in a car accident in Pune late on Wednesday.Dr. Kadam, an MLA from Sangli’s Palus-Kadegaon constituency, was fortunate to have averted a major road mishap after his car rammed into a tree, injuring him and his driver while severely mangling the vehicle.In a statement issued on Thursday after the incident, Dr. Kadam said: “While en route from Mumbai to Pune, I met with a minor accident last night after my car hit a tree. I have sustained minor injuries on my left shoulder. Fortunately, nothing untoward happened and both the driver and I are safe. All requisite medical tests have been done and there is no cause for alarm.”Dr. Kadam was elected unopposed from the Palus-Kadegaon Assembly seat in the bypoll held on May 28 last year. The election had been necessitated owing to the death of Dr. Kadam’s father, former minister and senior Congressman Dr. Patangrao Kadam.In the recently concluded Assembly election, Dr. Kadam had won an overwhelming victory by a staggering margin of more than 1.6 lakh votes, snaring more than 83% of the total votes polled in Palus-Kadegaon. His ‘nearest’ rival, the Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Vibhute, could manage to garner a paltry 8,907 votes.last_img read more

Uttar Pradesh Congress veterans get notices from party for ‘indiscipline’

first_imgThe Congress is taking disciplinary action against several Party members in Uttar Pradesh following opposition to the revamp of the State unit in October by some old-timers. All India Congress Committee secretary Dhiraj Gurjar confirmed in New Delhi that notices have been sent to several people over indiscipline. Whatever the seniority of the member, the Party will take action if there is indiscipline, he told the PTI when asked about developments related to the Uttar Pradesh unit. Mr. Gurjar, who is assigned with Uttar Pradesh (West) at the AICC, did not give any further details. But the move appears to be triggered by the absence of several Party veterans from two recent meetings called by the new Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Kumar Lallu.last_img

10 months agoPSG to make opening offer for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG to make opening offer for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramseyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are making an opening offer for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.The Mirror says PSG are keen on a £9million January move for Ramsey.The Arsenal midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season after the north Londoners withdrew their offer of a new contract this season.The French champions are ready to move for him when the transfer window reopens to head off interest from Juventus and Bayern Munich.PSG want to strengthen their midfield options with Adrien Rabiot expected to move to leave the club either in January or next summer. last_img

a month agoMan Utd defender Axel Tuanzebe wants more Cup action

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Axel Tuanzebe wants more Cup actionby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe hopes to keep his place for the next round of the Carabao Cup.Tuazebe captained United to their shootout win over Rochdale this week.United travel to Chelsea for the fourth round next month in an all-Premier League blockbuster. “These are the kind of games you want to be playing,” said Tuanzebe. “People dismiss the Carabao Cup and say it is a nothing kind of trophy. But you respect the teams who are in it and you respect the competition. Chelsea will be a big game and we want to win it and march on.” last_img