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Late wickets jolt Jamaica Scorpions

first_imgJamaica Scorpions lost two wickets just before close yesterday to put their WICB First-Class Championship clash against Guyana Jaguars in the balance heading into today’s second day at Sabina Park.The wickets, that of nightwatchman, Damion Jacobs, dismissed for zero off what turned out to be the last ball of the day, and Scorpions debutant, Antiguan Devon Thomas, 30, moments earlier, left Jamaica struggling at 63 for four.This is in chase of a first innings target of 189 scored by the Jaguars, which saw in-form spinner, Nikita Miller, taking a six-wicket haul.Winning the toss, and sending Guyana to bat, Jamaica had to endure a somewhat lukewarm first session with the Jaguars going to lunch at 80 for four.The Jaguars, after seeing out the early moisture in the wicket, were kept going by West Indies opener Assad Fudadin, who fell 15 minutes before the break.The left-handed Fudadin made 47 before he fell to Miller while his opening partner, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, chipped in with 12. Captain Leon Johnson, 16, and all-rounder Raymon Reifer, zero, were the other batsmen to fall.MILLER SHOWAfter the break, it then became the Miller show as exercising his customary good control, and using bounce, flight and turn, he was able to take another five wickets.He eventually ended up with six for 46, while part-time off-spinner, John Campbell, who got the ball to turn sharply, supported best with three for 45.Vishual Singh, 45, and Chris Barnwell, 23, were the next best scorers.AT SABINA PARK: GUYANA JAGUARS 189 all out (Assad Fudadin 47, Vishal Singh 45; Nikita Miller 6-46, John Campbell 3-45 vs Scorpions 63-4 ( Devon Thomas 30; Veerasammy Permaul 2-1).AT BEAUSEJOUR: VOLCANOES 205-7 (Andre Fletcher 63, Devon Smith 32, Liam Sebastien 30; Uthman Mohammed 2-39, Imran Khan 2-57) vs Red Force.AT KENSINGTON OVAL: BARBADOS PRIDE 272-6 (Roston Chase 95 not out, Jonathan Carter 54, Kevin Stoute 41; Gavin Tonge 4-43) vs Hurricanes.last_img read more

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Quezon City tames Paranaque for fourth MPBL victory

first_imgLATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Quezon City banked on power forward Gian Abrigo to down Parañaque, 64-54, Thursday night in the MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup at Olivarez Coliseum in Sucat, Paranaque.Abrigo grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds on top of nine points and four steals as the Capitals dominated the boards and extended their winning streak to four games.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:43Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals05:52Court orders arrest of Maguindanao massacre accused still at large02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The loss was the second in four games for Paranaque in the league put up by Sen. Manny Pacquiao with former PBA MVP Kenneth Duremdes as commissioner.Meantime, the Yulz-supported Valenzuela Classic subdued a reinforced Imus team, 81-77, in a highly physical game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe GLC Truck and Equipment-backed Bandera paraded ex-PBA players Chester Tolomia and Rob Sanz, who played for the first time after fulfilling their prior commitments in another league.Jeff Tajonera and Sanz were thrown out of the match for delivering a close fist on Valenzuela center Mac Andaya.center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ ICTSI Splendido: Thai completes wire-to-wire win Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

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A B C FOR PEACE

first_imgA-Authority rest solemnly in her buxomB-Bulwark in times of despair and demandsC-Creative the works of her nimble fingersD-Defensive to swag her pebble diamondsE-Eloquently she gingerly dissuade fightersF-Freedom waltz wonderfully under her voiceG-Gender gather in one chant foes to vanquishH-History shall be told of your fight for justiceI-Integrity integrity integrity will propel us aboveJ-J-Jewels of inestimable essence “our people”K-Kith and travelers leeches her soul to breedL-Liberia given for our feet to be free and equalM-Men provoke democracy to bleed peace onlyN-Neighbourliness a statute of life we must holdO-Oyster as we are made fine from rough sandsP-Peace which cannot be purchased we earnedQ-Quintessential her simple quest to excellenceR-Respect for leaders to avert failure tomorrowS-Silence of the sounds of war to queue for ballotT-Tolerance mounts her securely to dine royalsU-Utilitarianism shows a hidden happiness for allV-Velocity for peaceful conclusions tops all othersW-Women wisdom hugs you as our country clothX-X shall not be in our lineage only great LiberiansY-Youthful you own and hold the keys to dignityZ-Zest the verve inspiring lives to rise and shineShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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EITI Suspends Liberia

first_imgGabriel Nyenkan, President Weah’s choice to head to LEITI SecretariatExtractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global integrity watchdog that promotes the open and accountable management of extractive resources, has suspended Liberia’s membership due to the “country’s failure to publish the EITI report for the fiscal period ending June 2016 within the first week of the July 1, 2018 deadline.”The decision to suspend the Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (LEITI), which brings the country’s integrity into question and threatens its chances of attracting foreign investors, was reached by the EITI Board on September 4.According to an EITI release, the decision followed a request by the government to extend the reporting deadline set by the EITI Standard.The release quotes the transparency group’s Acting Executive Director, Eddie Rich, as saying that the Board found that Liberia’s request did not meet the criteria for granting an extension.“It is unfortunate that Liberia missed its reporting deadline. We are hoping that this is a temporary setback,” Rich said, adding that EITI encourages the government to consult all the relevant stakeholders and ensure that they are adequately represented in Liberia’s EITI multi-stakeholders group, in accordance with the EITI Standard.”Although Rich assured that the International Secretariat is ready to support Liberia, it is not clear as to what sort of support can help Liberia in this direction.The LEITI has been engulfed with controversies since the CDC-led administration came into power early this year. This stemmed from the “illegal appointment” President George Weah made at that integrity entity.The President, on March 5, 2018, announced former Montserrado County Representative Gabriel Nyenkan as the new head of Secretariat, replacing Konah Karmo, who was appointed by the Multi-Stakeholders Steering Group (MSG) of LEITI in 2014, following a competitive vetting of the applicant.The President’s controversial appointment did not only spark a barrage of criticisms locally, but has also been initially reproached by international stakeholders, with the global anti-graft institution Global Witness (GW) calling for an immediate withdrawal of the nominee.Before Global Witness condemnation, a local civil society group, the Center for Transparency and Accountability (CENTAL), also publicly criticized President Weah’s appointment of Nyenkan as LEITI’s Head of Secretariat.CENTAL’s Executive Director Anderson Miamen said in a press release that the sanctity and credibility of integrity institutions must remain intact or else stakeholders will withdraw their support.“The government, especially President Weah, must do nothing to undermine that, whether directly or indirectly,” Miamen said.He said that the President overstepped the limits of his authority by ascribing to his office unassigned powers; “something which is worrisome and must have no place in the new Liberia.”“The rule of law is a fundamental pillar of our maturing democracy, and such arbitrariness has the propensity to reverse gains made in strengthening governance and the rule of law in the country,” Miamen said.But the President’s office defended his decision, indicating that he did nothing wrong. President Weah defended his action at a news conference recently in Monrovia when he said, “I have broken no law.”The President said he was exercising his constitutional power in making an appointment at the LEITI, as the Liberian Constitution gives him the power to appoint officials of various agencies of the government.However, with the latest development at the LEITI, its parent body, EITI, said with its set standard, the Board will lift the suspension once Liberia’s outstanding Report is endorsed by MSG and published within six months of the deadline (i.e. by December 31, 2018.)The EITI Board said the extension requests had not been endorsed by Liberia’s MSG, as the group has not been reconstituted since the end of its term in October 2017.The Board has, however, called on the government to reconstitute the MSG and revitalize the implementation of the EITI in partnership with industries and civil society organizations.The EITI Board also declined Liberia’s request for an extension of its second validation deadline, noting that the request did not meet the criteria for an extension either.In taking its decision, the Board noted that a reconstituted MSG could take stock of progress, publish the outstanding EITI Report, and consider whether to submit a request to delay the commencement of validation.Liberia was one of the first countries to implement the EITI, and the progress it showed over the years was instrumental in the development of the EITI Standard in 2013. In 2016, Liberia demonstrated that it was making meaningful progress in implementing the standard.It can be recalled that armed police accompanied Mr. Nyenkan to the LEITI office near the Executive Mansion, to ensure that Mr. Karmo hand over to him.The police officers, Nyenkan said, were invited because Karmoh had refused to respect the President’s order as his post was a tenure contract given to him by the MSG.Karmoh was hired by the MSG after a competitive recruitment process involving other Liberians.After the drama at the LEITI offices at the time, the MSG had an emergency meeting and called on President Weah to reconsider his decision, to “enable the entity fully focus on the crucial task at hand before the country’s next validation due in a few months.”In its statement, Global Witness said: “President Weah must immediately withdraw his appointment of Gabriel Nyenkan, allowing Konah Karmo to resume his duties as LEITI Head of Secretariat.”“LEITI’s independence is fundamental to its mandate and for the political credibility of Liberia; it cannot be the playground of political appointments,” said Mr. Simon Clydesdale, Anti-Corruption Campaigner at Global Witness.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE HOST KILLYBEGS WITH QUARTER-FINAL PLACE STILL UP FOR GRABS

first_imgNaomh Muire GAA News:It was a big championship night in the Banks on Saturday night where Naomh Muire entertained An Tearmann. The home team had to settled for a point after a point deep into injury time saw the game end in a draw.This was a real cut and thrust Senior battle which ebbed and flowed over the full hour.For Naomh Muire it was a game which they are disappointed at not winning but one which they will pull many many positives from such was the manner in which they performed with hunger throughout.They led 0-7 to 0-1 after 15 mins in a period that included two big goal chances but the ever-dogged Termon hit their purple patch and scored 7 points without reply to lead by one at Half time.The job then was to lift heads and regroup for the second half and this was exactly what happened. Others would have allowed the reversal of such a lead to effect them but the boys came out with the same hunger as the first half start and for the entire second half took the game to Termon.Even when Termon got their goal half way through the half to lead by three.Naomh Muire upped their already massive effort hitting some glorious points and cancelling out the Termon goal in a period of the match where you could only stand back and admire the sheer guts and effort and the determination to take the match by the scruff of its neck.With injury time being played Naomh Muire ran into a a two point lead and it looked as if a first Senior Championship win in the Banks was on the cards. Senior football can be punishing and when Termon reduced the margin to a point, Naomh Muire still looked as if they would hold out. However a 30 metre free awarded with time up gave Termon the chance to equalize which they did.A win would have put Naomh Muire in a strong qualifying position and having put in such effort it is natural the team and management will be disappointed. However no supporter left the Banks tonight without full admiration for the manner the lads applied themselves, never giving in to a more experienced and battled hardened Termon side.Well done to the entire squad and the management team .Naomh Muire Reserves 1-09 v Termon Reserves 0-07.In what was yet again another impressive performance by the reserves, the lads kept their Championship hopes very much alive with this win. In a game which saw Termon start strong, the Reserves took control from around the tenth minute and led throughout.Throughout the year, the reserves have been showing great leaps forward and it has been an outstanding platform where our Seniors of tomorrow are getting game time supported by several experienced lads who have been as steady as hell.Well done again and great work by all concerned.Both teams welcome Na Cealla Beaga to the Banks this weekend. The game has in fact been changed to Sunday (30th). Reserves at 12:30 and Seniors at 2pm.The 100+ Club draw for August will take place on the 26th August in Caisleáin Óir. Can all sellers have your subs in on time so the draw goes ahead as scheduled. Still a few places left. Contact Dónal Ó’Searcaigh and he will get a collector to collect or we can set up a standing order with the bank for payments. For €20 a month you can be in with a chance to share in our monthly payout of  €1400 prize money.The senior ladies had a good win in the division 3 league match played in the Banks on Sunday 22th August against Cloich Cheann Fhaola. The next game for the Ladies is Sunday 30th Aug in The Banks against Dungloe.The minor county semi finals see our girls playing Four Masters in Donegal Town on the 6th September. Comghairdeas Leah McGarvey who won Silver Medal with the Rosses/Gaoth Dobhair relay team at the All Ireland community games.GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE HOST KILLYBEGS WITH QUARTER-FINAL PLACE STILL UP FOR GRABS was last modified: August 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAASportlast_img read more

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Naomh Muire GAA to co-host concert with Rosses Dyslexic Group

first_imgSummer variety concertNaomh Muire will co-host a Summer Variety Concert with the Rosses Community Dyslexic Group at the Viking House Hotel on August 1st, guests include Pat Duffy, Gavin Boyle and the McNelis/Cunningham/Boyle School of dance! Raffle prizes on the night!Tickets selling fast, don’t miss out! Tickets are on sale at – Cope Kincasslagh, Cope Annagry, Healthwise Dungloe, Healthwise Gweedore, Ostan loch Altan, Rory O’ Donnell Pharmacy, Viking House Hotel  Lotto 13/7/2016: 1-8-10-17. No Jackpot winner!Two Match 3: Kathleen McGinley (Coilcheim), Noreen Boyle (Coilcheim).Next Week Jackpot €2480. And it’s True, If Your Not in You Can’t Win!!Next Naomh Muire 100+ Club Draw will take place on Sat 30th July.
Sellers get your Sub’s in on Time for the Draw.
Still a few places left-Message this page if you are interested and have the chance to share in the €1100 prizes money paid out each month.  Upcoming fixturesMonday 25th July: Div 2 championship final, Killybegs v Naomh Muire, Venue Na Rossa at 7pm & Minor Friendly Match, Glenswilly v Naomh Muire, Glenswilly, 8pmTuesday 26th July: U12 Boys, Naomh Muire v Kilcar, Ardara old field, 5:45pmWednesday 27th July: Under 16 Division 2, Naomh Muire v Naomh Brid/ Pettigo, The Banks 7:30 PM Kits for ClubsThis is the last week of Supervalu’s kit for club initiative. Collect tokens in store when you spend €40 or more and then put it into our club slot to help us reach the target.Naomh Muire GAA to co-host concert with Rosses Dyslexic Group was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:naomh muire notesrosses community dyslexic groupvariety concertlast_img read more

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Volleyball Falls To Illinois State In Four Sets

first_imgStory Links Print Friendly Version Photos Box Score (HTML) Next Game: The Valley on ESPN Watch Livecenter_img Box Score (PDF) DES MOINES, Iowa – Despite a career-high 21 kills from Drake’s Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas), visiting Illinois State outlasted the Drake University volleyball team, 3-1, Saturday evening at the Knapp Center.Illinois State prevailed by set scores of 25-19, 25-22, 27-29, 25-20.Cheek’s 21 kills matched her career high, set twice previously, and came on 50 attacks. She also added 18 digs for her second-straight double-double. Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) also added a double-double with 15 kills and 18 digs. Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) also added 18 digs on a night the Bulldogs’ recorded 92 digs as a team.Illinois State (13-5, 5-1 MVC) held on to second place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings thanks to 20 kills from Kaylee Martin as the Redbirds outhit Drake (14-6, 3-3 MVC) .197-.087 and held a 15-7 advantage in blocks thanks to eight blocks assists from Marissa Stockman.”We played well at times tonight,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “But against a team as strong as Illinois State, we needed to be more consistent and more terminal offensively. We showed we have the capability to do that and need to work on bringing that to every set and rally.”After Illinois State opened with a 25-19 set one win, Drake held an 18-15 advantage late in the second set before the Redbirds closed the set on a 10-4 run to win, 25-22. All four of the Bulldogs’ points during that run came via Redbird errors. However, Drake did not fold following that rally and took the extended third set in thrilling fashion, 29-27. Drake held a 21-17 lead before Illinois State rallied to tie the set at 23-23. Drake would not surrender the lead before eventually building a two-point lead off back-to-back kills from Schofield to take the set.Unfortunately for Drake, it could not maintain that momentum in the third set as Illinois State rolled out to a 7-1 lead. Drake briefly tied the set at 13-13 but could not get any closer, falling 25-20 in the set to close the match. The Bulldogs will have the opportunity to rebound from the loss quickly. The team returns to the Knapp Center to host Indiana State Monday, Sept. 8, evening at 6 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Indiana State 10/8/2018 – 6 p.m. Preview Buy Tickets Live Statslast_img read more

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Man spat at group of cyclists as he drove by them

first_imgA man who was driving past a group of cyclists spat at one of them and hit him in the face.Keith Hanlon appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with assault and also using threatening and abusive behaviour. Garda Inspector Sean Grant said there had been two sets out cyclists out for a spin near Ballybofey on July 30th, 2015.Hanlon, aged 44, was a passenger in the car being driven by his 68-year-old mother at the time at Donegal Road, Ballybofey.He rolled down the window and spat phlegm at the group hitting cyclist Damien McElhinney.Further up the road he is accused of spitting at the group again and later stuck up his two fingers at them.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Donagh Cleary said his client, from Dunwiley, Stranorlar, suffered from a medical condition and smoked a lot but had nothing against these men or cyclists in general.Judge Paul Kelly asked Mr Cleary why his client spat at the group and described the incident as disgusting.He fined Hanlon €250 for assault and took the charge of threatening and abusive behaviour into consideration.Man spat at group of cyclists as he drove by them was last modified: October 24th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtcyclistsdonegalKeith Hanlonspatlast_img read more

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Moville student’s victorious match report wins top journalism award

first_imgMoville Community College TY student Eoin O’ Doherty was this week honoured for excellence in student journalism at the 6th annual NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass Awards.Eoin received 2nd prize in the highly competitive Sports category for his sports report ‘Landslide victory for Inishowen men’. The match report was a big hit with the judges, and you can read the winning entry here: http://presspass.ie/pp/wp-content/uploads/Sport-EoinODohertyInishowenMatchReport.pdfThe judges’ comments on the report revealed why it was a clear top-three winner: “In an era where sports journalism has greater scope than ever, match reports remain the bread and butter of the back pages – and a major reason why people pick up newspapers. “A good one requires all the facts, of course, plenty of background knowledge about the competitors and a little personality peppered throughout.“The FAI Junior Challenge Cup match between Greencastle and Lifford certainly gave the writer plenty of opportunities to deploy his descriptive skills, with eight goals flying in; however, unlike the actual match for Lifford fans, the report managed to stay interesting right to the end, with the writer demonstrating an easy ability with the language of football reporting.”Over 10,000 Transition Year students took part in this year’s NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass initiative, the largest number to date. At the Press Pass Awards Ceremony on Thursday April 26th, 16 of those students were awarded for their original journalism, created as part of the Newspapers-in- Education programme. (Featured image: Kevan Furbank, member of the judging panel is pictured with Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills presenting Eoin O’Doherty with 2nd place in the Sports category at the NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass awards with Vincent Crowley, Chairman NewsBrands Ireland. Picture Andres Poveda)Moville student’s victorious match report wins top journalism award was last modified: April 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Recycling as a way of life

first_imgFor this year’s recycling drive, Brightwater Commons is encouraging the public to donate household and office goods that they no longer have use for.(Image: Brightwater Commons) MEDIA CONTACTS • Candice de Carvalho,  Brightwater Commons  +27 11 789 5052 RELATED ARTICLES • Recycled corks, safer communities • New way to build green homes • Bank’s green building looks ahead • Plastic recycling major job spinner • Scrapping the scrap tyre stockpilesCadine Pillay Often when one speaks of recycling, the first image that comes to mind is that of commonly recycled materials like beverage cans. According to Collect-a-Can, which has been in operation since 1993, beverage cans are the most recycled material in South Africa, with 70% of used cans recovered every year.There are, however, more materials that can be recycled than members of the general public are aware of.With its annual Recycling Week initiative, Johannesburg shopping and entertainment centre Brightwater Commons aims to educate people on the benefits of recycling and make the activity a part of their daily lives.For this year’s event, the public is being encouraged to donate household and office goods that they no longer have use for, and according to the centre’s marketing manager Francois du Buisson, just about everything on that list can be recycled.Recycling Week takes place from 30 August to 2 September in Randburg and between 8am and 5pm every day for that week; patrons of the centre can dispose of their old items on the premises.Why recycle?Many people are concerned about the manner in which goods are recycled, said du Buisson.“It is a major worry that these goods may just end up going to a landfill, and that is exactly what we are focused on avoiding,” he said.“With a new approach involving donating and up-cycling, we hope to encourage the reuse of materials before recycling.”Du Buisson added that reusing is just as responsible as recycling, if not more. After all, he said, if people reuse products their overall consumption requirements decrease.Materials that can be recycled include anything in the household that is made of tin, cans, glass, plastic and paper. Old appliances that are no longer used, such as old irons, hair-dryers, microwaves and kettles will be sorted and recycled at the end of the drive by partners sourced by Brightwater Commons.Waste Bank, an organisation that specialises in collecting and sorting recycled materials, will be on hand to help sort the donated goods so that they will be ready to be recycled correctly and efficiently.“The Spring Clean and Recycling could benefit not just your household, but also another in need. What may be old and boring to one could be new and exciting to someone else,” said Du Buisson.More to it than recyclingElectronic-based refuse such as old computer hard-drives, keyboards, printers, walkmans, phones, game consoles and CDs is generally referred to as e-waste. This and any other waste associated with electronic equipment can be brought to the centre during Recycling Week.On the final day of the drive, motorsport enthusiasts can take part in what Du Buisson calls the auto-jumble – an exchange or sale of historic racing cars among those who share an interest in them.Charities will also benefit from the activities of the drive. Windsor East Recreation Centre, Babies Behind Bars and Hospice are some of the organisations that have been earmarked to receive donated goods relevant to their needs and services.Everything from baby clothes and toys to blankets, fabric and curtains, as well as furniture usually makes it to the designated donation areas, and centre management is able to give the items that are in good shape to the charities involved.The green factorThroughout the week, the Green Living Expo will take place in the centre’s promotions court, with electronics retailer Stax on hand to showcase the latest energy saving gadgets and appliances to shoppers.Research done by Collect-a-Can shows that South Africans generate approximately 50 cubic metres of waste per annum, and this is before the consideration of other sources in the industrial field like mining, agriculture and forestry.The government’s National Waste Management Strategy, developed in 2011, stipulates plans to help promote waste management, reuse and recycling among the country’s citizens. Equally important, according to the document, is the efficient delivery of waste services by government organs.With a deadline of 2016 in mind, the Department of Environmental Affairs aims to achieve an annual recovery of 25% of all recyclable material that would otherwise have ended up in landfills.A Johannesburg-based organisation, Delta Environmental Centre, runs educational recycling programmes for schools with separate activities for the different phases. They also act as facilitators for companies or schools that wish to take part in programmes related to recycling.last_img read more

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