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first_imgTopics : Google Indonesia-waste-crisis indonesia-waste-management incinerator waste-to-energy Linkedin Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Fifteen years have passed since an avalanche of waste at Leuwigajah landfill in Cimahi, West Java, killed at least 147 people—a tragedy that was not unheard of in Indonesia, a country that produces 64 million tons of waste annually.The waste crisis has yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Garbage continues to pile up in landfills across the country, many of which will soon run out of capacity.The Bantar Gebang dumpsite in Bekasi, West Java, which accommodates some 7,500 tons of waste per day from capital Jakarta, is not an exception. It is predicted to reach its maximum capacity of 49 million tons by 2021.Rather than pushing people to reduce consumption and sort their own waste at home, the government is pinning its hopes on incinerators, also known as waste-to-energy power plants (PLTSa), to solve the problem.Sluggish progress … Forgot Password ?last_img read more

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Tax Credits for City Mission Project in Washington, Pa. Human Services,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a $12 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing transaction that will help fund a much needed expansion of the services provided for homeless men, women and children by the City Mission in Washington, Pa.“The City Mission in Washington performs a tremendous service by helping people who are struggling or who have limited ability to help themselves, such as people with mental illness,” said Governor Wolf. “Some of their buildings need to be rehabilitated, and others are being expanded so that more people can be helped. This project will put City Mission in a better position to help more people get back on their feet and gain critical life skills.”The facilities being built or expanded as a result of this project are numerous and include a men’s shelter and services center, a veteran’s residential facility, a women’s and children’s shelter, and a vocational training center.Each of these areas will receive enhancements greatly needed by the mission in order to continue and expand its services to homeless men, women and families. A new homeless veteran’s shelter will be constructed. Older buildings will be modernized and some facilities will be made larger so that more people can be helped to regain independent living. All of the changes and upgrades will improve City Mission’s capacity to offer life-changing programming, drug and alcohol counseling, job coaching, life skills training, counseling and case management.“These tax credits will provide capital financing used to build and renovate facilities that will offer hope to the homeless for decades to come,” said Dean Gartland, president/CEO of City Mission. “We have wanted to expand for years to meet the increasing needs of the growing homeless population in the region. This is our answer to the opioid epidemic that is sweeping the country. The funding is very welcome.”As a result of this project, two blighted buildings owned by the mission have been demolished to make way for a new, three-story veterans’ center. The facility will provide transitional housing for 22 homeless veterans. A newly constructed clinic and pharmacy on the first floor will offer veterans and other residents medical services free of charge.The mission’s Avis Arbor Women’s and Children’s Shelter is currently located in two buildings that are more than a century old. The buildings will be updated with new windows and exterior doors, updated bathrooms, new heating and cooling systems, and roof repairs. This will allow the shelter to expand from 6 units to 12, doubling its services to homeless families.City Mission’s Vocational Training Center will upgrade from a 4,875-square-foot building to a new 38,940-square-foot facility, greatly expanding its capacity to receive and process donations of clothing, furniture, electronics, books and housewares. The items are then made available for sale at City Mission’s seven Hidden Treasures Thrift Stores, as well as being given to low-income families and residents leaving the mission.The center and thrift stores provide an opportunity for residents to learn resume-enhancing skills in retail, distribution, supply, and processing, as well as helping residents learn “soft skills” so critical to maintaining employment. These include such skills as punctuality, time management, and decision-making. The center and thrift stores also provide 55 jobs for residents of the surrounding community.The men’s shelter, badly damaged by a fire in 2015, has been renovated and joined with an adjacent building to form an enlarged men’s shelter. It provides transitional housing for 119 homeless men. It includes residential areas, a kitchen, a 150-person dining room, and a state-of-the-art Career Training and Education Center. Due to the fire, this part of the project could not wait and has already been completed.“These tax credits will help the City Mission position itself to help people in need for decades to come,” said Brian A. Hudson Sr., CCG chairman and executive director of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). “Buildings will be built, updated and enlarged. This project will allow the mission to multiply the impact it can make in Washington and throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.”CCG was created in 2004 by PHFA to serve as a nonprofit community development entity.This project is expected to generate 57 temporary, full-time construction jobs at a wage of about $20/hour. The construction will also support 13 indirect jobs. It’s estimated that, over the next three to five years, 61 new, full and part-time positions will be created by the mission. All of these positions will be filled by low-income or homeless people in the community and will pay an average wage of $10.87/hour. According to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, the living wage for an adult in Washington County is $9.70/hour. The project also will be retaining 110 existing full-time positions.About City MissionDuring the last 75 years, City Mission has grown its ability to supply residency based programs aimed at breaking the cycle of alcohol and drug dependency, serving the mentally ill, teaching life skills, and providing residents with supportive services and after-care to maintain long-term and sustained independence. Today, City Mission is the largest private shelter in the tri-county area with a current overnight capacity for more than 148 men, women and children. City Mission has more than 100 employees: 55 in business and 45 in programming, medical, and food services. It is guided by its board of directors.About Commonwealth Cornerstone GroupThe goal of CCG, through its administration of New Markets Tax Credits, is to fund projects in key areas of communities that have historic or cultural value and offer opportunities to spark economic revitalization. CCG utilizes NMTCs to provide loans and equity investments for business expansion, mixed-use development, and community facilities across Pennsylvania. Examples of past developments that have benefited from CCG’s investment of tax credits include Bakery Square in Pittsburgh, the Coal Street Community Facility in Wilkes-Barre, and Schmucker Hall in Gettysburg. Learn more at: www.commonwealthcornerstone.org/.About the New Markets Tax Credit ProgramThe New Markets Tax Credit Program was established by Congress in 2000 to spur new or increased investments in operating businesses and real estate projects located in low-income communities. The NMTC Program attracts investment capital to low-income communities by permitting individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their federal income tax return in exchange for making equity investments in specialized financial institutions called community development entities, such as Commonwealth Cornerstone Group. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.center_img May 18, 2017last_img read more

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first_imgLifestyleRelationships 5 myths about men, singleness and marriage by: – March 26, 2015 Share Myth #1: Men are not pursuing women (or, men don’t want to be married)Truth: According to the Barna Research Group, 84 percent of Christians will get married at some point. Therefore, if you believe matrimony is sparked by the initial pursuit of a man, then 84 percent of men will pursue a woman in their life. This exposes the myth that men don’t pursue. So cheer up women! The odds are in your favor – you will most likely be married.Furthermore, in my social circles, the statistic is much higher. I’d postulate that 99 percent of my male cronies place marriage as an important goal. (My one friend who is adamant about maintaining his singleness can be the token, “Bachelor to the Rapture.”)Myth #2: Men are too pickyTruth: Actually, this stereotype has at least the potential to be true. Statistically, there are just more women in church than men. According to a Gallup poll, the average church in America is made of up 47 percent women and only 39 percent men.Sorry ladies, the fact is, there’s just not enough of us go around on Sundays! But seriously, this is not a good deal for you. It’s like attempting to win at five-card poker with only four cards.Even so, a theoretical increase in opportunity for us men doesn’t equate to us increasing our criteria for potential wives. What is true is that both women and men often write absurd non-negotiable lists for their future spouses. Lastly, it only takes one person to marry, regardless of which gender is dominant in church.Myth #3 It’s not painful for men to be singleTruth: Men also feel the sting of singleness. Biologically, we have the same number of pain receptors as women. And wasn’t it Adam who was originally alone in the Garden? Twice, the Bible states that God needed to create Eve because “no suitable helper was found.” Men need women as much as women need men.My solo-life has been an emotional roller-coaster. It’s had its advantages, like world travel. But if I take one more photo next to my buddy (and not my wife) at some arbitrary ancient ruin, I’ll consider joining a monastery in reprise.Let’s stop this madness. Singleness hurts us both because many of our hopes and dreams are wrapped in the blanket of marriage.At the same time, many women endure a unique pain that is tied to their time-sensitive dream of bearing children. Some men long to become dads as well, but their bodies don’t “tick” in the same manner. Guys need to understand and empathize with this clock.Myth #4: Singleness indicates men are immatureIf a certain woman desires to be married more than a certain man, it doesn’t make her more mature. It _only_reveals she wants to be married more! Where does Scripture claim that marriage is the litmus test for spiritual maturity anyway? It’s easy to forget that the apostle Paul actually warns about the dangers of marriage in 1 Corinthians 7.Certainly, some men should relinquish their adolescent thinking and limit playing video games. In a society of fatherless families and deadbeat dads, this is no surprise. These BAAM’s (Boys Acting As Men) need to be appropriately mentored. At the same time, I’ve met plenty of women who share similar juvenile thinking.Myth #5: The genders need to battleTruth: We are in this together. God created us male and female to complement each other and to reflect His Divine nature – not to battle. Let’s withdraw our fighting stance, therefore, and cease sparring. Instead of being enemies, let’s fight in unity the adversary Jesus mentions.We are dependent on each other – to be married, to have a family, and to enjoy intimacy. It will take both voices, singing in harmony, to figure out this relationship-enigma.familyshare.com Tweet 193 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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first_imgThe Ripley County Middle School Cross Country Meet results.Boys Team Scores:  Jac-Cen-Del 26, Batesville 30, Milan 80, South Ripley 103Girls Team Scores:  Batesville 28, Jac-Cen-Del 29, Milan 85, South Ripley Inc.Ripley County MS CC Meet (10-2)Ripley County MS CC Meet Results Sheets (10-2)Courtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold and Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img

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first_imgUWF Sweeps GSC All-Sports Trophy Honors Share May 11, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second time in school history, the University of West Florida swept Gulf South Conference Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Trophy accolades. West Florida became the first school since 1999-2000 to win both championships. They claimed both All-Sports Trophies in 1997-98. West Florida became a full fledged NCAA Division II institution in the GSC in 1996.West Florida claimed its second consecutive GSC Women’s All-Sports Trophy, and third in four seasons with 68.0 points. Harding finished second with 59.5 points, while Valdosta State (52.0) and North Alabama (50.5) also hit the 50-point mark. Gulf South Conference titles in golf and tennis helped UWF seal the award. In the fall, soccer won the GSC Championship, and volleyball reached the semifinals. West Florida has won five women’s All-Sports Trophies, tying North Alabama for the second most in league history.The Argonauts won its first GSC Men’s All-Sports Trophy since 2002-03, and third overall. West Florida collected 54.5 points, just four points ahead of second place North Alabama. Valdosta State ranked third (49.5), while Harding (47.0) and Delta State (44.0) also earned 40 points. Three conference titles helped propel UWF to this year’s trophy. The Argos won their first ever GSC Championship in baseball this week. They won conference titles in golf this spring and soccer in the fall. Tennis and cross country finished second.The GSC will present the awards at its annual awards banquet on Thursday, June 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pensacola, Fla. They will also recognize the “Top Ten” student-athletes and reveal the winners of the Commissioner’s Trophies. The awards are presented to the most outstanding male and female student-athlete, based on athletic, academic and extra curricular/community service criteriaPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_img Advocaat was drafted in to help the Black Cats avoid relegation after Gus Poyet’s sacking and, despite losing his only game so far, at West Ham, Scotland striker Fletcher is upbeat about the run-in. The club lie just a point and a place above the bottom three with eight matches to go, but Advocaat has already made an impact. Steven Fletcher has been buoyed by Dick Advocaat’s early influence at Sunderland. Press Associationcenter_img “It’s been really lively since the new coach has come in; he’s a lively character and he’s brought that into the training sessions,” Fletcher told safc.com. “He wants us all to give 100 per cent and believes we’ve got the quality to turn our fortunes around and push up the league. “He wants us to play a lot more compact and push forward as a unit, and I think we did that in the last game because we won balls back and created chances. “We’ve got to remain upbeat and stick to the task at hand.” Despite their struggles at the helm, both Poyet and his predecessor Paolo Di Canio enjoyed early success against Tyne-Wear rivals Newcastle, and Advocaat has his own opportunity after the international break. “There’s no better game to turn things around in than the derby,” added Fletcher. “It’s a great first home game for the new coach, so we’re all looking forward to it.” last_img read more

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first_imgThomas Otu is also two wins away from the top prize as the former Nigeria number one ranked player defeated Emmanuel Idoko 6-3, 6-2. Otu will meet the winner of the game between defending champion, Sylvester Emmanuel and Emmanuel Sunday whose match were suspended due to poor visibility. The match was tied 1-1 and it will be completed Friday morning.In the men’s doubles semifinal, Clifford Enosoregbe and Nonso Madueke defeated Albert Bikom and Sunday Maku 2-6, 6-2, 10-5.“It has been a very tough championship as all the players are so much determined to go for the top prize. The match between Imeh and Babalola is a classic so also the match involving Moses and Lawal. It has been an impressive tournament by all standard,” Yusus Datti, the Chief Operating Officer of the tournament said.Datti revealed that the men’s singles champion for the tournament will be rewarded with N800,000 while the women’s champion will pocket N500, 000.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Top seed and defending women singles champion, Christy Agugbom beat Patience Onobamhoin to set up a final match showdown with Blessing Samuel as the 30th Dala Hard Court Tennis Championship draws to a close in Kano. Samuel, on her part, showed great composure to beat 2015 finalist, Sarah Adegoke 6-1, 5-7, 6-3.In the men’s singles, Joseph Imeh showed grit and determination to seal victory against Abdulmumin Babalola in an explosive encounter winning 3-6, 7-6, 7-6. His reward is a semifinal meeting with Moses Michael; the top seed outlasting Shehu Lawal 6-1, 0-6, 6-4 in another excruciating match.“This is undoubtedly one of the toughest match I have ever played in my career. Mumuni’s experience reflected in his game but I was so determined not to lose the game and in the end I won. We were both tired because we played so many games. I thank God I won in the end and I now believe I can beat anybody and win the tournament,” said Imeh, a former Nigeria junior player seeking his first national senior tournament title.last_img read more

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first_imgBadger Senior Brittney Dolgner is trying to help UW gain their first three game win streak this season.[/media-credit]After splitting a road series last weekend, the Wisconsin volleyball team returns home to try and win its second game in a row for only the third time this season.The Badgers will welcome No. 8 Illinois and Northwestern to the Field House, as they look to continue their strong play at home. Two weeks ago, the Badgers defeated two ranked opponents — Michigan State and Michigan — to complete a perfect homestand and propel the team back into the mix in the conference.Going up against Illinois, however, will pose a challenge for the volleyball team, which has not been able to string together three straight victories all season. A sweep of the two teams at home, however, would push the Badgers to that goal.After losing to Purdue in its first game last weekend, Wisconsin was able to beat Indiana in five sets the following match. Even with the split against two of the Big Ten’s bottom-dwellers, senior Brittney Dolgner and the Badgers feel confident moving ahead to this weekend.“It was a disappointing loss (to Purdue) — we definitely learned a bit, and you can only look up from there,” she said. “We won at Indiana. It was a little scrappy, but we definitely learned some things over the weekend, and we can look forward from there.”Illinois poses a challenge for Wisconsin, as it currently is one of the hottest teams in the Big Ten. The Illini have won four straight Big Ten matches, including a sweep over then-No. 6 Minnesota.The Illini defense also is one of the strongest in the conference, boasting the last two Big Ten Defensive Players of the Week in Johannah Bangert and Ashley Edinger. Wisconsin head coach Pete Waite knows the Illini will test the Badgers’ offensive attack, but he believes they have the tools to get the job done.“It starts with our serve-receive and getting [Janelle Gabrielsen] the ball so she can disperse it anywhere,” he said. “Offensively, certainly our players have the talent and ability to put some stress on them, but they’re a very good team.”Helping the Badgers will be the fact they are playing at home, where they are 2-1 in Big Ten play, with both wins coming against ranked opponents.“I think you kind of have to create your own energy when you’re on the road,” Dolgner said. “When you’re in the Field House, it kind of creates the energy for you, so you can just focus on playing. It’s always a big advantage to be playing at home.”While Northwestern is only 2-6 in the Big Ten, it two has standout players that could make a difference come Saturday. Juniors Sabel Moffett and Naomi Johnson lead the Wildcats with 3.35 and 2.59 kills per set, respectively.“Northwestern is a very good team,” Waite said. “They’re beating teams they haven’t beaten in recent years. Moffett is a very good athlete out of California, and she just flies. They’ve become a much better blocking team and ball-handling team … so we know that they’re tough, and we’ve had tough matches with them in the past.”After receiving votes in the AVCA Top 25 Poll two weeks ago following their perfect weekend, the Badgers looked poised to make a run toward the top of the Big Ten. Now sitting in fifth place, however, the volleyball team will need to make a run to earn national attention. Nevertheless, Waite believes the team’s sole focus is on their tasks ahead, which start with Illinois and Northwestern.“It’s not even on our minds,” Waite said. “We have to go into every match and just try to get the win. If they win those matches and continue to beat ranked teams, then they’re going to move up in the polls, but for right now, every match is big. … We’re the underdog, we’re the target right now.”But for the Badgers, moving back into the top 25 would be a huge confidence boost for a team that struggled to a 5-4 start before the Big Ten season.“I think it would be great, but I mean you can’t really think that we might be ranked — we just need to go out there and win games,” junior Allison Wack said. “I mean it would be really great to take out a top team — it’s our goal.”last_img read more

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first_imgIn tennis event played at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, First Bank defeated Sterling Bank to claim gold in the men singles, while Union Bank stopped Sterling Bank to win the doubles gold.In the women category, Fidelity Bank claimed gold in both the singles and doubles event.The Games has so far witnessed a large turnout of contingents from all participating banks, just as the athletics event will flag off this weekend in Yaba.The Nigeria Bankers Games which is in its 17th season is unarguably the biggest corporate sporting event in the Banking industry. It is designed to bring staffs, family and friends of the Banking Industry together in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.The Nigeria Bankers Games is organised by MediaVision Limited – Nigeria’s Leading Sports Marketing Company.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The stage is now set for the semifinals of the football event in the on-going Nigeria Bankers’ Games at the Yabatech Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos on Sunday.United Bank of Africa (UBA) will slug it out with their First Bank counterparts at 12:45pm, while Fidelity Bank will keep a date with First City Monumental Bank at 2:10pm.Fidelity Bank qualified after overcoming a dominant Union Bank side, just as First Bank held Sterling Bank to a one all draw to pick the semifinals ticket.last_img read more

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first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Submit National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants August 24, 2020 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has ensured that it is continuing to ‘support the local community’ after forging a new partnership with Birmingham-based charity, LoveBrum.The charity, first established in 2015, has utilised its funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to support local causes, volunteer-led initiatives as well as helping projects across the city reach funding.Sarah Gardner, executive director at the Gambling Commission said: “As an important employer here in Birmingham it is vital that we do all we can to support the local community.“We know the difference charities like LoveBrum can make to people’s lives so we are delighted to be involved and to ensure our employees can experience volunteering with a range of different charities and causes across the Birmingham area.”Sarah added: “Part of our role at the Gambling Commission is to regulate the National Lottery and help to maximise returns to good causes. Since its creation in 1994 the National Lottery has gone on to raise over £40bn for good causes across Britain, including the National Lottery Community Fund which supports the work of LoveBrum. We see it as the perfect link-up, not least because it is great to see how National Lottery proceeds are spent on good causes like this.”The UKGC currently employs over 300 member of staff at its Victoria Square headquarters in Birmingham, and has since become one of the charity’s patrons. Through the partnership, LoveBrum is able to continue its support of charities such as Solihull-based Birmingham Dogs Home and mental health cause, Sikh Your Mind.Paul Mitchell, Executive Director of LoveBrum concluded: “Our partnership with the Gambling Commission will be fantastic for us and we’re proud that the organisation has chosen to support our charity.“Having their employees on-board with everything we do and playing an active role will allow LoveBrum to help more local Birmingham causes, and support our mission to make Birmingham even better.” Related Articleslast_img read more

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