Jans Ingber Talks About The Badass Crew He’s Gathered For The Funk Fellowship In Colorado

first_imgJans Ingber, the infamous singer and hypeman formerly of the Motet, has shown time and time again that he knows how to throw a party. After moving to Oregon, residents of Colorado this weekend will be lucky enough to get down with Jans once again, and he’s bringing some world-class musicians along for the ride. Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship will be hitting Cervantes’ in Denver on Friday, December 16th (more info) then moving North to the Fox Theatre in Boulder for a second night of booty-shaking, soul-moving funk on December 17th (more info).To get prepped, we asked Jans for the low-down on the musicians he’s bringing together for the funk extravaganza. Here’s what he had to say about the unreal line-up he’s assembled for the weekend!Isaiah Sharkey – GuitarFrom D’Angelo’s band, Isaiah is one of the baddest young guitarists in this game. He’s got some clear Chicago gospel and jazz roots, and he knows how to lay it down. He also just played on Anderson. Paak’s and Corrine Bailey Rae’s newest records. Colorado, we gotta show him how we do it!Video of Isaiah Sharkey below courtesy of Kevin Wilson.Sharay Reed – BassYou may or may not know the name, but trust me when I say this dude is one of the baddest bass players alive. If you don’t trust me, do you trust Chaka Kahn, Aretha Franklin, and R. Kelly? Because he plays with all of them too. And if you still have your doubts, then just watch the video below, and you’ll get it.Video of Sharay Reed below courtesy of HattieMacDSteveland Swatkins – KeysHe’s our boy wonder, cinnamon bear, talk box swag machine. When he’s not out touring with Allen Stone, he’s home in Portland making videos like the one below, which really shows you how he does. You know, man, he’s part of our funk family.Video of Steveland Swatkins below courtesy of the artistJarrod Lawson – Vocals, KeysI know Denver has been waiting for his return after he became a literal international soul sensation! Dude released his first album a couple years ago, and he straight blew up in Europe. He’s flying in from Portland, and we’re gonna be going so deep. Do not sleep, because this cat right here is one of the baddest soul singers in the biz.Video of Jarrod Lawson below courtesy of BBC Radio 1XtraAlvin Ford, Jr. – DrumsOne of the cats! So check it, he’s the current drummer of the Pretty Lights Live Band, and former drummer of Dumpstaphunk and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. I don’t know what else you want me to say except that we are feeling blessed to have a New Orleans funk legend in the house.Video of Alvin Ford, Jr. below courtesy of Clayton Call DrumCamKimberly Dawson – VocalsThe girl can SANG! Ha, I know it, you know it, we all know it. She’s my good friend and just an all-around amazing artist from the Pimps of Joytime.Video of Kimberly Dawson with the New Mastersounds below courtesy of Dan SneiderLaDamion Massey – VocalsMan, I’m so stoked on this night. The chorus is gonna be too strong. LaDamion is another great friend and even better singer.Video of LaDamion Masey with Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship below courtesy of Jaden Carlson BandShane Endsley – TrumpetShane has been all around the world playing music. Somehow, I don’t know if you guys in Colorado recognize how lucky y’all are to have him. Kneebody is his group. He’s a super musical cat, and I’m feeling so honored to have him on the gig.Video of Shane Endsley below courtesy of KneebodyJonathan Lee Stewart – SaxThis dude is one of my best homies in Denver! Ha, he’s a bad boy right here. I mean he’s gotta be if he plays with SuperCollider, Devotchka and more.Video of Jonathan Lee Stewart courtesy of user youngtraneJans Ingber – Vocals, percussionHa! And that’s me. I’m that one guy. I got a pocket full of vibe, and I leave it all on the stage.Video of Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship courtesy of CrescendoPDXWe are beyond stoked to see Jans Ingber return to Colorado and check out the badass lineup he’s assembled for his two-night stand here. Tickets for the Friday show at Cervantes in Denver can be purchased here. Tickets for the Saturday show at the Fox Theatre in Boulder can be purchased here. Colorado residents who are in a giving mood this holiday season but still want to get down on Friday might be interested in the Dance of the Sugar Plum Deepness, a charity event benefiting the Denver Rescue Mission that includes tickets to Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship at Cervantes after.last_img read more

PREMIUMIndonesia seeks border extension in bid to bolster mineral reserves

first_imgTopics : Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Facebook Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Indonesia will seek to prove it has legal and exclusive rights to waters beyond 200 nautical miles north of Papua province when it makes its case at the United Nations this week in a bid to expand its territory in search of potential mineral reserves.Having submitted its claim over an extended continental shelf area to the UN Commission on the Limit of the Continental Shelf (UNCLCS) in April last year, the government will make its case at a hearing with the UN body in New York, the United States, this Wednesday.According to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the continental shelf is an area of the seabed and any layer of subsoil underneath the water column where a country could exercise its sovereign right to explore and exploit natural and biological resources.Countries have the right to extend their continental shelf border beyond the prescribed 200 naut… Indonesia mineral-resources economic-diplomacy maritime-boundaries policy UNCLOSlast_img read more

See which Indian pacer has passed a late fitness test and will play in…

first_imgAdvertisement b4sgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs86isWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E30( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1t6joWould you ever consider trying this?😱l48zCan your students do this? 🌚yr6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has passed his fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and has been given the nod to join the national team in New Zealand for the upcoming two match Test series, much to the relief of skipper Virat Kohli and head-coach Ravi Shastri. On Saturday, India’s senior fast bowler thanked the NCA and their head Ashish Kaushik for his help during his rehab via social media while the Men in Blues look poised to test the Kiwis after their dismal performance in the recently concluded ODI series. Advertisement Picture Credit: India.com“It was a roller coaster ride for me after the injury on my ankle on the 20th January but with the help of Ashish Kaushik I managed to pull it off! Scans were a little scary, but today I am happy that I am fit ! Thanks Ashish Kaushik!  #recoverymode #recovery #postinjury,” Sharma tweeted.Advertisement The lanky pacer suffered a Grade 3 tear on his right ankle during a match between Delhi and Vidarbha at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in a Ranji Trophy game last month as medical tests confirmed that the fast bowler was out of the Test series against New Zealand and had been advised for six weeks of rest.“He has been advised complete rest for six weeks, so there is little chance of him playing the Test series against New Zealand next month. When he goes to the National Cricket Academy will depend on his getting into a position where he can walk properly,” DDCA director Sanjay Bhardwaj said after Ishant’s injury.The first match of the two Tests is scheduled to be played from February 21 to 25 at Wellington, while the second will start from February 29 to March 4 at Christchurch. The Indian team meanwhile, are currently playing a three-day warm-up game against New Zealand XI in Hamilton. You may also like:See which up and coming Indian batsman will replace Rohit Sharma in the NZ test seriesHere’s what Cheteshwar Pujara had to say about comparisons with Rahul Dravid Advertisementlast_img read more

Red Bank Garden Yields Produce, Community Spirit

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – The rocky road to establishing a community garden has yielded a harvest of involvement and cooperation for the gardeners and community.“I think this has truly become a community effort,” said Elizabeth Seydell, who chairs the community garden committee.Elizabeth Seydell, Red Bank community garden chairperson, checks on how the season’sharvest is progressing during the community garden’s first year.Located on Marion Street, just west of Eastside Park, the garden, which is in its first year, is a 30-by-80 foot plot of a 5,281 square-foot borough-owned property. The garden has 14 plots measuring an average of 4-by-16 feet, with room for two more – though that property is being held for a possible easement for the neighboring homeowner.The plots were awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with gardeners paying $25 for the season’s use. There is a waiting list for plots, Seydell said.Among those tending their crops are families, some with young children, singles, seniors, and the local Girl Scout troop, all who relish the opportunity to plant and sow – even in such small patches, Seydell said.“There is a great sense of community” there, said Cindy Burnham, who spearheaded the idea a couple of years ago. Burnham, who does not have a plot, said the gardeners are all working together, offering advice and help. “It really is people helping people.”Discussions about establishing a community garden, going back about two years, became startlingly heated and controversial. The debate wasn’t so much about the garden itself – all parties insisted they wanted one – but instead about location.Burnham and her allies had been advocating for using a borough-owned property at 94 West Front St., located next to the public library and overlooking the Navesink River.Mayor Pasquale Menna and the Borough Council insisted that site was inappropriate for use as a garden for a number of reasons, including not being centrally located and lack of parking. Borough officials also had reservations about using the limited amount of borough-owned open space for a small number of residents. The library’s board of trustees also worried about how use of the property would impact their facility.Proponents continued to push, quite vocally and pointedly, for the Front Street site, insisting no other borough-owned location was as good for this use.Burnham, who is now on the Republican ticket for Borough Council, also continued to allege Menna and the council, all Democrats, were planning to ultimately sell the property, which they strenuously denied.Years later the tract remains borough property.Menna eventually convened the committee to look at potential garden sites and advise the council. The council finally decided the Marion Street site was the only workable one.“Everything has been going beautifully” at the site, Burnham said last week.Seydell noted that the contentious back and forth was “worth it in the end.”A lifelong borough resident, Seydell said that as a child, she and her father, Bud Riegelman, would use Fair Haven’s community garden when space was available. She cherished those experiences. “I think a community garden is a wonderful experience for everybody,” she said.Gardeners this season are growing tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, string beans and cabbage.“We even got some corn growing,” Burnham said.About a dozen members of Girl Scout Troop 1556 are growing vegetables and flowers, including sunflowers and colorful zalias, said Jenny Rossano, a troop leader.“It’s really nice to see them out there” and enjoying the work, Rossano said. She also hopes the scouts take away a lesson. “I hope they appreciate where their food comes from,” she said.“There is something about putting something in the ground and watching it grow and then it’s available to eat, or to give to someone that is so special,” Seydell said. “It’s an amazing learning experience.”“We want this to be more than just a garden,” Burnham said. “We want it to be an educational aid.”Garden committee meetings are held at the garden on the first Tuesday of the month.last_img read more

Active Shooter Training Group Preps for Emergency

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |RED BANK – On a damp and dreary Sept. 18 morning, a group of local law enforcement officers gathered on the third floor of a Red Bank office building.The hallways were quiet. Faint bursts of laughter and conversation could be heard behind the closed office doors. It was peaceful.It’s precisely the setting Middletown Township Police Department Sgt. Kevin Gardiner hoped to create for this session with the Bayshore Active Shooter Training Group.“We know that if an active shooter event was to happen, the three or four officers some of these departments have on duty is not going to be enough to handle the situation,” Gardiner said during an interview at the Schulz Drive building. “That’s why we’re all banding together, so we won’t only be willing to respond to neighboring towns, but we’ll all be familiar with who we’re working with.”Composed of officers from smaller precincts spanning the Sandy Hook Bay and surrounding inland communities like Aberdeen, Fair Haven, Hazlet, Holmdel, Red Bank and Rumson, the training group is one of four regional law enforcement collectives trained to respond to active shooter incidents in local schools, as well as businesses, malls, private dwellings and office complexes.According to Gardiner, the purpose of these regional task forces is to compensate for the small number of rostered officers at individual precincts.During Tuesday’s training session officers were taken through an educational Power Point presentation, as well as squad training exercises that instruct groups of officers how to maneuver down a hallway and how to enter a room in a squad formation. Trainees were also instructed on how to exercise force in “shoot and no shoot” situations.Four years ago, regional active shooter training groups began establishing themselves around Monmouth County, with Southern and Western task forces taking form first, followed by the Bayshore outfit. A Central group is now being developed with municipalities like Eatontown, Long Branch and Tinton Falls in the mix.According to statistics compiled by the FBI, over the past five years there has been an increase in the number of active shooter incidents across the country.From 2014 to 2015 there were 40 recognized incidents with 231 casualties (excluding the shooters), including 92 deaths.From 2016 to 2017 there were 50 active shooter events with 943 casualties, including 221 deaths, 13 of which were responding officers.New Jersey has yet to experience an incident of this level, but surrounding states like New York and Pennsylvania have had two, while Maryland has had three during the 2016-17 time frame, not including the June 28 rampage at the Capital Gazette newspaper headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland, in which five newspaper employees were killed.Gardiner said the formation of these regional task forces is a response to the increased frequency with which these events are occurring, and though Freehold Township Police Department Lt. Daniel F. Pasquinucci wishes these types of measures weren’t necessary, he understands the urgency with which these task forces must prepare.“We’re saddened when we hear about active shooter events taking place, but we’re really not surprised anymore,” said Pasquinucci, who leads the Western Monmouth Active Shooter Training Group, which services Colts Neck, Freehold, Manalapan and Marlboro. “Because these incidents happen so frequently, no longer can we wait for something to come from a higher authority at the federal level or state level. We need to prepare on the local level.”Gardiner stressed that the focus of these training sessions is to make local officers understand the likelihood of an active shooter event is rising.“They watch the news, they know what’s happening, but their main focus remains on their own day-to-day. I don’t think they really digest that it could happen. Most of these incidents happen in smaller communities. So the mindset has to be that it’s going to happen here, and when it does, we’re going to be ready.”It is a federal requirement that officers complete these trainings at least once every two years, and that the teachings are enforced by individual departments multiple times per year.The Bayshore area is composed of several smaller municipalities, like Atlantic Highlands, which has just 19 active duty members in its police force. Officers in departments with smaller numbers have taken part in these active trainings four or five times over the past two years.Gardiner said the physical training is integral, but it’s the mental side of these exercises that is most important.“We want to take our officers through the physical training, but a lot of what we’re doing is reinforcing the subconscious,” Gardiner said. “During extreme situations the mind can go into tunnel vision. It’s the reality of the work that we do. If we instill training for the subconscious, when these incidents do occur, our officers can tap into that training and let it take over.”This article was first published in the Sept. 20 – 26, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY MAY 29, 2016

first_imgChad Lindsay2241118%27%$76,230 Philip D’Amato451211527%62%$756,060 Hector O. Palma833038%75%$59,490 Fernando Perez333339%27%$151,140 Martin Jones930033%33%$144,100 Tiago Pereira52581010%44%$211,968 Steven Miyadi1233025%50%$87,895 Edwin Maldonado7115121021%52%$568,086 CHAMPION SONGBIRD WORKS TOWARDS HER RETURNFANTICOLA HAS BETTER DRAW IN MONDAY’S GAMELYEDWIN MALDONADO IS KING OF THE TWO-YEAR-OLDSOBVIOUSLY DRILLS FOR THIRD SHOEMAKER VICTORY Rafael Bejarano7315121221%53%$853,985 Simon Callaghan1231125%42%$142,830 Stewart Elliott423527%24%$181,500 Mike Puype3063320%40%$216,405 Tim Yakteen1334123%62%$131,438 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Richard Mandella1834317%56%$218,415 Flavien Prat53167630%55%$728,020 Santiago Gonzalez711012914%44%$500,975 Drayden Van Dyke3133410%32%$175,550 Edward Freeman1031230%60%$95,930 -30- Doug O’Neill363858%44%$318,350 Peter Eurton1850228%39%$219,370 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Brayan Pena323479%44%$85,585 Martin Garcia4564613%36%$385,130 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS John Sadler3162319%35%$378,705 Mario Gutierrez2636012%35%$306,320 MALDONADO ENJOYS HOLIDAY ON TWO-YEAR-OLDSMeet Edwin Maldonado, King of the Two-Year-Olds.The 33-year-old native of Columbus, Ohio, who is represented by agent J.R. Pegram, is in a pitched battle for Santa Anita’s Spring Meet riding title, thanks in the main to his remarkable success on two-year-olds.From nine mounts aboard “babies” this year, Maldonado has won seven, twice at Los Alamitos and five times at Santa Anita, including Saturday when he piloted Cioppino Pasadino to a 4 ¼-length score for trainer Gary Sherlock in the second race at an $18.40 win payoff.“He’s number one among 269 jockeys in two-year-old earnings this year with $241,645,” pointed out Pegram, “and he’s also first in wins on two-year-olds.”“I like being on younger horses,” said Maldonado, a refreshing presence in the Southern California riding colony. “It’s exciting. It’s like opening a Christmas present. You don’t know what you have until they run.“Riding good horses for trainers like (Mike) Harrington and (John) Brocklebank who always seems to do well with babies make it easier for me, and it helps to have a little luck at the break.“I got a off to a good start this meet. The last time that happened, at Hollywood Park, I won the title, so based on that, I think I have a good shot to win it here.“In past meets, it seemed I got off to slow starts and had to finish strong to catch up. Now I’m in a better position, up front with others trying to catch me.”FINISH LINES: Obviously, in quest of his third straight win in the Grade I, $400,000 “Win and You’re In” Shoemaker Mile next Saturday, June 4, worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s training track Sunday for Phil D’Amato in 1:10.60. Fractional times for the eight-year-old Irish-bred gelding were 23.20, 34.80 and 45.60. Probable for the Shoemaker: Heart to Heart, Julien Leparoux; Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo; Midnight Storm, Rafael Bejarano; Obviously, Mike Smith; Tourist, Jose Lezcano; and Twentytwentyvision, Flavien Prat . . . Leandro Mora, assistant to Doug O’Neill, reports continued good news on Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, currently at Pimlico following his third-place finish behind Exaggerator in last Saturday’s Preakness. “The last two days his white count has been normal, he’s eating, and his temperature is back to normal,” Mora said Sunday morning at Santa Anita. “If everything stays as it is, he’ll be here on June 5.” . . . With three wins Saturday, Flavien Prat moved into first place in the jockeys’ race with 16, one in front of Tyler Baze, Rafael Bejarano and Edwin Maldonado, who have 15 . . . Unusual Heat, the indefatigable 26-year-old stallion that stands at Harris Ranch in Coalinga for $20,000, sired three winners on yesterday’s Gold Rush Day card for California-bred or sired horses at Santa Anita: How Unusual (3.60) in the third race; Infinite Loop ($7.80) in the seventh; and Packin Heat ($30.40) in the ninth, the latter cementing a Pick 6 carryover into Sunday of $103,276.50. For good measure, Unusual Heat also sired three horses that finished third . . . Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis reflecting on icons Charles Whittingham and Bill Shoemaker, each with a stakes race named in their memory at Santa Anita: “They were two great people, two great horsemen and I’m very lucky to have ridden with Shoemaker and ridden for Mr. Whittingham. It was a great learning experience and I enjoyed many great times with each of them.” Solis pilots Blingo for trainer John Shirreffs in today’s Whittingham Stakes. “He’s a nice horse and he’s training very well,” Solis said. “He’s very happy right now. I think he’s coming up to this race in good form.” . . . Congratulations to jockey Brice Blanc on winning his first race of the meet Saturday aboard Bert’s Melody for trainer Sean McCarthy in the Fran’s Valentine Stakes. “It’s been a little rough,” said the affable Frenchman. “I’ve gotten beat a couple of noses, so it was nice to win, especially for John Barr (Oakcrest Stable) and Sean.” . . . Kona Gold winner Wild Dude worked four furlongs Sunday for Jerry Hollendorfer in 49.20 with Bejarano up . . . Maiden Trojan Nation, runner-up by a head in the Wood Memorial and 16th at 42-1 in the Kentucky Derby, worked five furlongs Sunday in 1:00.20, after which trainer Paddy Gallagher said he was “still thinking” about the son of Street Cry‘s next race . . . Trainer Hector Palma feted Victor Espinoza and Fernando Perez on the occasion of their birthdays Sunday morning at Clockers’ Corner, balloons and all. Espinoza turned 44 on May 23, while Perez was 30 on May 25 . . . Agent Vic Lipton is representing seven-pound apprentice rider Jose Barnes . . . Horseplayer Dylan Donnelly will be Tom Quigley‘s guest Monday, 12:50 p.m., in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Santa Anita races through this Monday, Memorial Day, which is Dollar Day when fans can enjoy draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for just a buck. First post time Memorial Day is 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. Santa Anita’s festive Infield Carnival continues through Monday from 12 noon until 7:30 p.m. The entire family can share Carnival rides, games and prizes in addition to exciting Thoroughbred racing . . . Golden Gate’s ‘Golden 6,’ alive and growing for 51 straight days, stands at a whopping $1,065,284 going into Sunday . . . Friday’s single winning Pick 6 at Santa Anita that paid $167,245 was purchased through BetAmerica for $1,280. SONGBIRD TAKES A MINUTE FOR SUNDAY BREEZEOn an overcast Sunday morning, Songbird, racing’s perfect filly, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track shortly after daybreak in a minute flat with exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez aboard.While published reports have mentioned the Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks on June 18 as Songbird’s comeback race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer indicated that was not written in stone, leaving the door open for other options.“I don’t have an agenda for her,” Hollendorfer said. “We’re taking it one work at a time. It wasn’t me who said we were going to run there. They said, ‘Was it possible?’ It is possible, but I didn’t pick that race.”Songbird, champion two-year-old filly of 2015 and easy winner of all seven of her races including the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks last April 9, has not raced since then. The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro is owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms.Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson had fractional times for Songbird of 24 flat and 48.20, with a six furlong gallop out of 1:13.20.“She galloped out good,” Hollendorfer said. Patrick Gallagher1340031%31%$112,120 Martin Pedroza3964615%41%$214,970 (Current Through Saturday, May 28) Jerry Hollendorfer3763816%46%$499,280 CONDITIONS MORE SUITABLE FOR FANTICOLA IN GAMELY            A better post position and a softer pace scenario could benefit Fanticola in Monday’s Memorial Day feature, the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/8 miles on turf.Fanticola, a six-year-old mare conditoned by training leader Phil D’Amato, broke from the extreme outside 14 post last out in the Royal Heroine at a mile on grass, compromising her chances of making the lead from the start under regular rider Joe Talamo.“There was nothing Joe could do,” D’Amato said. “He rode as good a race as he could being hung that wide, but he should be able to save a little bit more ground this time, and it’s her third race off the bench, so all systems are go.”Despite her unfavorable post in the Royal Heroine, Fanticola held the lead into the stretch but was passed late, winding up third, beaten less than two lengths.The Canadian-bred daughter of Silent Name has a 5-5-8 record from 21 starts with earnings of $537,300 for owners Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino.The lineup for the Gamely, race eight of 10: Nancy From Nairobi, Abel Lozano, 5-2; Evo Campo, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; Dressed to a T, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1; Fanticola, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Elektrum, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Wekeela, Javier Castellano, 9-5; Keri Belle, Mike Smith, 15-1; Illuminant, Flavien Prat, 5-1; and Nashoba’s Gold, Tyler Baze, 15-1. Mark Glatt2754519%52%$174,846 Tyler Baze7915151619%58%$757,300 Joseph Talamo5510121218%62%$594,323 Richard Baltas2636312%46%$164,588 Ignacio Puglisi1441229%50%$113,518last_img read more

Alfalit Liberia Trains 216 Literacy Teachers

first_imgMr. Williams lectures at the start of the training in Montserrado County.Alfalit-Liberia has trained 216 teachers from Montserrado, Bong, Bomi, Margibi and Grand Bassa counties for its 2019 Adults Literacy Program. The newly recruited teachers were trained as part of Alfalit-Liberia’s preparation for the 2019 cycle that is expected to enroll 4,000 adult learners.The new teachers are being trained in the use of the Alfalit Model of teaching adult learners, lesson presentation from the Alfalit literacy books, while their colleagues that were previously in the system are being refreshed in all of the literacy materials including teacher evaluation.Alfalit-Liberia’s monitor, Madam Marie Morris, described the teachers training as critical to achieving the learning goals of the students, because it better enhances the teaching methodologies of the trainees in the classrooms.The training department, supervised by Jerome Williams concluded the Montserrado phase of the training, benefiting 140 facilitators (teachers), while the Grand Bassa training targeted 16 facilitators; Bong, 17; Margibi, 22; while Bomi had 13 teachers and eight partner institutions.Meanwhile, Alfalit-Liberia has announced an increase in the number of literacy centers this year from 51 to 75 centers with the establishment of 24 new centers in communities across the counties. The new centers were made available based on request from community dwellers and organizations.Alfalit-Liberia, founded in 2006, is an Associate of Alfalit International based in Miami, Florida USA. The Institution is a faith-based Christian origination that teaches illiterate youths and adults, who missed out on the basic education teaching them to read, write and do simple arithmetic. The mission of Alfalit is “to eradicate human suffering caused by illiteracy.”Alfalit-Liberia currently operates 52 literacy centers benefiting over 3,000 adult learners and 201 teachers in Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Bong, Bomi and Margibi counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mias Accessories Wire Headband – tartan check print wire head scarf usagi headband – Love this quirky item and because it’s wired it just

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-11-25 08:35:22Reviewed Item Wire Headband – Red tartan check print wire head scarf usagi headband.Rating 4.4 / 5  stars, based on  9  reviewsPrice£1.99 Great fun for burns night bash. Love this quirky item and because it’s wired it just. Love this quirky item and because it’s wired it just mouldy and stays put where you like,i’ve used as headband also wrapped round my pony tail even my little niece found a use for it and wrapped it round her wrist as a bracelet then i found she’d tied it to the bell on her new xmas bike. Was a joke xmas fun gift which was a huge hit and used for so many different things yet it is just actually supposed to be a headband. So our uses were just random family fun. (don’t try this at home) great cheap item. Thi is so cute and easy to wear. The red is not as bright as shown in the picture, but still pretty. Here are the specifications for the Mias Accessories Wire Headband – tartan check print wire head scarf usagi headband:Flexible wire for custom moulded hair designsGreat look, quick and simple stylish hair tieCottonHA29430Latest trend tartan design Love this quirky item and because it’s wired it just. Love this quirky item and because it’s wired it just mouldy and stays put where you like,i’ve used as headband also wrapped round my pony tail even my little niece found a use for it and wrapped it round her wrist as a bracelet then i found she’d tied it to the bell on her new xmas bike. Was a joke xmas fun gift which was a huge hit and used for so many different things yet it is just actually supposed to be a headband. So our uses were just random family fun. (don’t try this at home) great cheap item. Thi is so cute and easy to wear. The red is not as bright as shown in the picture, but still pretty. Reviews from purchasers :Love this quirky item and because it’s wired it just Low cost ! Good value. Great while doing your make up. Great fun for burns night bash. Great while doing your make up. last_img read more

High-Performance Dehumidification

first_imgThe basement of our well-insulated and air-sealed 100+ year old home is dry, but enough moisture (as vapor) makes its way through our concrete walls and slab that dehumidification is a must from about April through October. Dehumidification comes with a pretty big energy penalty, so I am proactive in managing this load: when I see that the weather and forecast is for a dry day, I start the day by opening up our half-dozen basement hopper windows, and then close them up at the end of the day (see Image #1 at the top of the page). This just takes a couple of minutes, and Mother Nature manages our basement humidity. But there are many non-heating-season days when we manage the basement humidity with our off-the-shelf 50-pint Whirlpool dehumidifier (see Image #2 in the image gallery). It has done a fine job, but I got to wondering just how old the unit was, and how its efficiency was faring. The unit also seemed quite noisy (but honestly, maybe it was always that way).RELATED ARTICLESAll About DehumidifiersThe Pros and Cons of Running a DehumidifierDo Humidifiers Create IAQ Problems?Preventing Water Entry Into a Home I took the housing off the face of the dehumidifier unit to inspect the coils (see Image #3) and to check out the specs (see Image #4). The coils were a bit dirty, but easily cleaned. What really surprised me was that the unit was quite a bit older than I thought (manufactured in 2003, since the “P” in the serial number stands for a manufacturing date of 2003; see Whirlpool Date Codes) and its Energy Factor was just 1.35 (L/kWh: liters per kilowatt-hour) — not even Energy Star. How has this unit’s efficiency held up over the many years? Benchtop measurement of a dehumidifier’s Energy Factor There is of course a standard test for Energy Factor; it used to be ASTM C 749 (as cited on the Whirlpool unit’s spec label — Image #4) but now is ANSI/AHAM DH-1 (as detailed in Appendix X to Subpart B of Part 430 – Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Dehumidifiers). My version of the test was to hook up a Kill A Watt meter to the dehumidifier, and collect the condensate over a 24-hour period. I did that for the Whirlpool unit in our basement under these conditions: Initial basement temperature and relative humidity: 78°F/68% (as measured by a HOBO datalogger; see Image #5) Intermittent operation over the 24 hours, with constant operation “setting” Average operating power: 590 watts (see Image #6) Test period: 6 a.m. August 14 through 6 a.m. August 15 Output: 6.3 liters Input: 4.32 kWh Conclusion: The benchtop Energy Factor is 1.47 L/kWh. Wow – pretty impressive efficiency considering the unit’s age. But it started out as pretty unimpressive. (A current version of this same Whirlpool dehumidifier would be the Whirlpool WHAD501AW. It’s EF is 2.0 and it retails for about $200.) There is a long list of conditions that make my benchtop test different than a laboratory test done to all the specifications of a standard. The most meaningful comparison will be to the new high-performance dehumidifier, coming up next. High-performance dehumidifier For the last twenty years at least, the U.S. company Thermastor has been a key contributor to the Building America program, quietly but steadily educating builders about the importance of managing latent load, particularly in efficient homes with longer shoulder seasons. As part of my work with Hanley Wood University’s Homebuilding Crossroads workshops , I have been doing a lot of tech-talk with Nikki Krueger at Thermastor. When she asked how I was keeping my own basement dry and I described my aged Whirlpool unit, she said, “Want to give our new Santa Fe Advance 100 a try?” I could see GBA benchtop testing written all over this offer. So, earlier this week I installed the Santa Fe Advance 100 (a dehumidifier that retails for $1,799) in our basement (see Image #7). I did an identical benchtop Energy Factor test with the Advance 100: Initial basement temperature and relative humidity: 78F/68% (as measured by a HOBO datalogger; see Image #8) Intermittent operation over the 24 hours, with setting RH = 60% Average operating power: 660 watts (see Image 9) Test period: 6 a.m. August 15 through 6 a.m. August 16 Output: 13.5 liters Input: 5.04 kWh Conclusion: The benchtop Energy Factor is 2.68 L/kWh. Pretty impressive efficiency. And pretty much inline with the EF reported on the SF Advance 100 spec sheet (see Image #10). But how else is the Advance 100 different or better than an off-the-shelf standard dehumidifier, such as the Whirlpool I had in my basement for all those years? Beyond straight dehumidification You can go to the Santa Fe website and get their version of the differences, but here is what I found: Much quieter operation – the fan motors are higher quality, with less vibration; Made mostly of metal, not plastic – the Advance 100 is a sturdier (and heavier) unit; Includes air filtration – MERV 8 pleated filter is very easy to change out; Includes “circulation” mode – a mode that pushes the fan to high speed to increase mixing and to even out the space’s relative humidity and temperature; Can be ducted – the unit is designed for and capable of being ducted so that the unit can be in a different space than the space it serves; Accurate sensors – the LED readout-panel on the Advance 100 was always within 1°F and 1% RH of the Hobo data logger in my basement; Remote internet-based operation (more on this below); Made in U.S.A. – pretty rare these days, and for me it translates into very responsive technical service. As with most modern new appliances, the Advance 100 is tied to the internet. You download the Santa Fe Connect app, and from your phone you can see and set the operation of your Advance 100. Every half hour it updates weather conditions for your zip code, and the app sends alerts if there is anything awry regarding your setpoint and current RH (see Images #11 and #12). Very cool! Now if I can just get an app that will open and close my basement windows when the weather is nice and dry…last_img read more