CFI Holdings Limited 2007 Annual Report

first_imgCFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileCFI Holdings Limited is a leading agricultural-based industrial holding company in Zimbabwe; primarily involved in manufacturing and selling fresh produce and manufacturing stock feed, aswell as property management and letting. Through subsidiaries and joint ventures; it manages wholesale and retail outlets, offers products and services for animal health, operates maize and wheat mills, and is involved in poultry farming and producing and selling poultry products. CFI Holdings Limited manages a separate entity offering services for the development and management of real estate in Zimbabwe. STALAP Investments is now the largest shareholder in CFI Holdings Limited after increasing its stake in the company to over 40%. STALAP is an investment vehicle owned by Zimre Holdings. Its retail outlets include Farm & City and Vetco Animal Health; its specialised divisions include Victoria Foods, Saturday Retreat Estate, Reston Developers and Maitlands Zimbabwe Limited. Poultry is marketed and distributed through Agrifoods, Agrimix, Hubbard Zimbabwe, Glenara Estates, Crest Breeders International and Suncrest Chickens. CFI Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hope CommUnity Center begins citizenship classes

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Calling All Legal Permanent Residents!Hope CommUnity Center has just started its new quarter of Citizenship classes to give Legal Permanent Residents the knowledge and skills they need to become United States Citizens. There are three levels of Citizenship Classes at HCC where students learn about US History and Civics and practice reading, writing and speaking English. For students with an upcoming interview, volunteers lead one-on-one “mock interviews” to simulate meeting with the USCIS officer. In addition, HCC partners with Catholic Charities to provide legal services.WHAT: Citizenship Classes OfferedWHEN: Tuesdays from 6 PM to 8:30 PM; Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12 PMWHERE: 800 S Hawthorne Ave | Apopka, FL | 32703 WHO: Hope CommUnity Center | Call Eli Castillo at 407-880-4673 ext. 240 for additional information about registering.WHY: Hope offers students language and history education, civic engagement opportunities, and mock interviews that give them the best chance to transition from Legal Permanent Residents to U.S. Citizens.ABOUT HOPE COMMUNITY CENTERThe Hope CommUnity Center is a service learning community dedicated to the empowerment of Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities through education, advocacy, and spiritual growth. TAGSCitizenship ClassesHope CommUnity Center Previous articleJoin Apopka police at Coffee with a Cop next weekendNext articleBlue Darters, Mustangs land in AP Top 10 Poll Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Sebastien Chabal’s big tackle on Jamie Heaslip

first_imgSunday Oct 10, 2010 Sebastien Chabal’s big tackle on Jamie Heaslip Leinster got their Heineken Cup campaign off to a positive start as they beat Racing Metro 38-22 with a stylish performance in the Pool 2 opener at the RDS. The match was played at a great pace and there were plenty of big tackles. This is just one of them from the opening passage of play. ADVERTISEMENTLeinster scored five tries while the visitors only managed the one in what was a fascinating and enjoyable game to watch. Both sides bashed eachother on numbers occasions, with French talisman Sebastien Chabal putting in the first big hit of the match early on.It was Jamie Heaslip who was on the receiving end as Leinster started well with a serious of pick and drives before releasing the backs. By the time it got to Heaslip out wide, Chabal had lined up and put in a quality tackle, smashing back the big British & Irish Lions number eight.There were plenty of other notable highlights, including Rob Kearney’s try, Francois Steyns massive penalty, and then a few hits from Isa Nacewa that actually went in on Chabal himself. If there’s time over the next few days I’ll try to get something up showing all of them. For now, here’s another nice Chabal moment for the archives. If you liked this tackle, please share it with your mates on Facebook via the Share button below, or tweet about it on Twitter. Traffic keeps the site going, so all help is appreciated. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

How to get a job in fundraising

 53 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 November 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. How to get a job in fundraising How do you become a fundraiser? Read How to get ahead in fundraising by Liza Ramrayka in societyguardian.co.uk. read more

Black votes matter in Georgia gubernatorial election

first_imgNov. 12 — Given a tight race in Georgia for the position of governor, the outcome was not decided on election day, Nov. 6.  This is an historic and significant race. Why? Because for the first time in U.S. history, a woman of African descent, Stacey Abrams, is making a serious bid for the governorship. The race was so close that her political team is demanding a recount.Stacey Yvonne Abrams is a lawyer and novelist who served as minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017.Her white opponent, Brian Kemp, is a former Georgia secretary of state, who fended off accusations that he had used his position to make it harder for Black people and other disenfranchised segments of the population, including the working-class poor, to vote.Kemp recently resigned due to his abuses of power as head of the Georgia Board of Elections, including deleting over 1.5 million voters from the rolls for various made-up offenses. However, his official reason for the resignation is to transition into the office of governor of Georgia.Currently, Kemp is reportedly ahead by an estimated 60,000 votes, and has already declared himself the victor, even though all the votes haven’t been counted.  A candidate has to receive more than 50 percent of the votes in order to win the election. Even if he ends up with more votes than Abrams, if he falls short of 50 percent, there will be a runoff on Dec. 4.Stacey Abrams is being called out for not conceding defeat. This call is racist in itself, because rich white males are telling a Black woman to sit down and shut up.Trump had the white supremist gall to say on his Twitter feed: “@BrianKempGA ran a great race in Georgia — he won. It is time to move on!”However, Stacey Abrams remains optimistic in her bid for governor. “I want to say this: If I wasn’t your first choice or if you made no choice at all, you’re gonna have a chance to do a do-over,” Abrams said during a speech to supporters, alluding to a potential recount.She went on to say, “Our democracy should work for all of us, regardless of political leanings, race, income, or region. Voting is a right, not a privilege. It is fundamental to our democracy and to our Georgia, and I will fight every single day until our government — a government of the people, by the people, and for the people — works for all of us.”Oprah Winfrey backs AbramsOprah Winfrey did some door knocks and campaigning in Georgia, and we all know the power of O. Winfrey is such a powerful Black woman that the white supremacists seized on the moment to attack her and Stacey Abrams with robocalls to voters. They carried this disgusting, racist message while impersonating the voice of Winfrey: “This is the magical negro, Oprah Winfrey, asking you to make my fellow negress, Stacey Abrams, the governor of Georgia. Years ago, the Jews who own the American media saw something in me — the ability to trick dumb white women into thinking I was like them, and to do, read, and think what I told them to. I see that same potential in Stacey Abrams.”This is clear evidence that, yes, the Black vote does matter, including adding progressive referendums and amendments to state constitutions. Why else would various states try so hard to force the Black vote to be null and void?“Voter suppression isn’t only about blocking the vote: It’s also about creating an atmosphere of fear, making people worry that their votes won’t count,” said Abrams. (New York Times, Nov. 3)By not conceding, Stacey Abrams shows respect for the process of voting until every vote is counted. Win or lose, Stacey Abrams wants the will of the masses, especially Black and other oppressed peoples, to be recognized and asserted.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Cuba en primera línea de lucha contra COVID-19

first_imgCuba continúa ilustrando la solidaridad internacional de la atención médica en su respuesta a la crisis de COVID-19. La nación isleña ha enviado brigadas de médicos y suministros a Italia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Surinam y Granada. (telesurenglish.net) Mientras tanto, Estados Unidos ha sido criminalmente negligente al detener la propagación de COVID-19 y al probar y tratar a su propia gente.Médicos y enfermeras cubanos se dirigen a Italia para ayudar en la lucha contra COVID-19: ‘No somos superhéroes. Somos doctores revolucionarios.’Cuba tiene 28.268 miembros de brigadas médicas que trabajan en 61 países de todo el mundo, según el Dr. Jorge Hidalgo Bustillo, director de la Unidad Central de Colaboración Médica. Todos ellos son negativos para COVID-19 y están siendo monitoreados diariamente.A través de una empresa conjunta con China, Cuba está produciendo grandes cantidades de un medicamento antiviral llamado interferón alfa 2b. Este medicamento vital es “reconocido como uno de los medicamentos más efectivos para tratar este virus. Se le atribuye salvar a 1.500 personas de [morir] del virus solo en China … y el productor cubano de medicamentos, BioCubaFarma, está produciendo otros 21 medicamentos compatibles para el tratamiento de complicaciones que pueden surgir en pacientes con COVID-19”. (dissidentvoice.org)Los cubanos dieron permiso para que el crucero británico, el MS Braemar con cinco casos confirmados de COVID-19 y docenas de viajeros sintomáticos a bordo, atracara en el puerto de Mariel, al oeste de La Habana, el 18 de marzo. Cuba luego trató a los afectados por el virus y organizó el paso a sus países para el resto de los pasajeros.Al explicar el gesto, el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba emitió una declaración el 18 de marzo en Twitter, diciendo: “Estos tiempos exigen solidaridad, entender la salud como un derecho humano y fortalecer la cooperación internacional para abordar nuestros desafíos comunes; valores inherentes a la práctica humanista de la Revolución cubana y el pueblo”.Para Cuba: la atención médica global es un derechoCuba ha demostrado su capacidad para mantenerse a la vanguardia de la medicina en áreas como la atención del cáncer y poner fin a la transmisión del VIH de madre a hijo. Cuba vive constantemente sus valores al brindar atención médica gratuita en todo el mundo.En 1965, Cuba estableció el Centro Nacional de Investigación Científica con el objetivo de utilizar métodos científicos para resolver problemas biomédicos y desarrollar productos sofisticados.Cuba también estableció la Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina en marzo de 1999. Desde entonces, el país ha capacitado a miles de estudiantes de medicina de más de 124 países, sin costo alguno, que se comprometen a regresar a sus hogares para brindar atención médica a los indigentes.Debido a su sistema nacional de atención médica de primer nivel, la nación isleña tiene una de las expectativas de vida más altas y las tasas de mortalidad infantil más bajas del mundo, según la Organización Mundial de la Salud.Los avances en la atención médica de Cuba han visto la desaparición de la malaria, la poliomielitis, la difteria, el tétanos, la tos ferina y el sarampión.Cuba ha estado al frente de muchas luchas mundiales, brindando ayuda a quienes la necesitan. Los médicos cubanos fueron los primeros en llegar después de terremotos calamitosos en Pakistán en 2005 y Haití en 2010 para combatir un brote de cólera. Los médicos revolucionarios de Cuba atendieron a 20.000 víctimas de cáncer después del desastre nuclear de Chernobyl en Ucrania de 1989 a 2011, todo de forma gratuita. Los médicos cubanos también ayudaron a tratar a los afectados por el ébola en África occidental en 2014.En febrero de 2020, desatendidos y descuidados por el gobierno colonial de Canadá, los líderes de las Primeras Naciones de Manitoba se reunieron en La Habana para discutir una posible asociación de atención médica. (cbc.ca)Para poner esta reunión en contexto, una persona de Ojibway-Cree explicó en un tuit del 11 de marzo: “Durante la crisis de H1N1 en la reserva de mi casa hace unos años, el gobierno envió bolsas para cadáveres cuando pedimos ayuda”.Toda esta ayuda se proporciona mientras Cuba ha estado bajo un bloqueo unilateral por parte de los EE. UU. durante más de 60 años, con nuevas sanciones impuestas regularmente.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TV crews manhandled outside courtroom during dissident’s trial

first_imgNews January 24, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV crews manhandled outside courtroom during dissident’s trial ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts RSF_en The video shows the degree of violence that the police were ready to use to prevent media coverage of the trial. After this incident, CNN’s signal was disconnected in China.Sky News reporter Mark Stone and BBC reporter Martin Patience were also roughed up by policemen.See their videos here : Mark Stone – Martin Patience Yang Maodong, a well-known dissident blogger who uses the pseudonym of Guo Feixiong, was himself arrested on charges of illegal assembly and disturbing public order on 8 August, after calling for Xu’s release. Yang, who has been jailed in the past, is still being held.China is ranked 173rd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet.” Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific Human rights lawyer and cyber-dissident Xu Zhiyong is currently being tried by Beijing Intermediate Court No. 1 on a charge of “gathering a crowd to disturb public order.” With foreign reporters outside prevented from covering the trial, Xu has chosen silence as his method of defence.Xu is facing a possible five-year jail term in this trial, which received a great deal of police protection when it opened on 22 January. An impassioned campaigner against corruption, Xu was arrested last July along with other members of his newly created movement, the New Citizens Movement, which wants Chinese officials to be obliged to declare their assets.Although the other members of Xu’s movement were arrested for the same reason, they are to be tried separately, which violates Chinese law.Journalists were barred from the courtroom and were even prevented from filming outside when Xu’s trial opened. BBC, Sky News and CNN TV crews outside were all pushed away by uniformed and plainclothes policemen.CNN reporter David McKenzie reported on Twitter that he was manhandled and detained by police, who broke his crew’s camera. The video that the crew had managed to shoot was not, however, deleted. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes to go further News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China News March 12, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Opinion: “Immigration Action is Here to Stay”

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Opinion & Columnists Opinion: “Immigration Action is Here to Stay” Rep. Chu Criticizes Texas Court’s Order to Halt President’s Executive Action Published on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 3:07 pm More Cool Stuff Make a comment Subscribe Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) criticized a Federal District Court order temporarily halting the President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Rep. Chu released the following statement:When President Obama announced his executive actions in November, he was following the precedents set by numerous Presidents from both parties. Congress has explicitly authorized the Department of Homeland Security to exercise prosecutorial discretion and set enforcement priorities. The President’s action does exactly that–it acknowledges that immigrants who work hard and obey the law are not deportation priorities.” said Rep. Chu. “Our government should not be in the business of separating parents from children, yet that is exactly what this decision attempts to do. These actions will not burden states as the lawsuit argues, they will help them grow enormously. By bringing undocumented immigrants out of the shadows, we are going to grow our labor force, increase productivity, and add about $90 billion to our GDP in the next 10 years.”“DACA and DAPA marked historic moments for immigration reform,” continued Rep. Chu. “I have seen the immense enthusiasm from my constituents who will be able to continue their education and work without fear of separation. The court’s decision is just a temporary roadblock, that we will overcome. Immigration action is here stay. The President’s actions are legally sound, morally right, and ultimately the right policy for our country.”On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions that narrowed the Department of Homeland Security’s enforcement priorities and is expected to defer deportation for approximately 4.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. The two biggest initiatives include an expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. The DACA program expands the population eligible individuals to those of any age who entered by U.S. before the age of 16 and lived in U.S. continuously since January 1, 2010. The DAPA program allows parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years, provided they have lived in the U.S .continuously since January 1, 2010, and pass required background checks. Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News HerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Decades of City ‘Undergrounding’ Brings Community Concerns to the Surface

first_img Make a comment Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Government Decades of City ‘Undergrounding’ Brings Community Concerns to the Surface By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 5:54 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Supporters of putting overhead utility lines below city streets, or “undergrounding,” say that it has helped to beautify Pasadena, improve electric service reliability, enhance public safety and protect the city’s urban forest. But the massive program would end up costing $2 billion, would require a century to complete and was involved in a financial scandal.Should the massive project be completed? A series of community meetings will ask that question.The Pasadena Water and Power is collecting community input to determine whether to complete the Underground Program or discontinue the underground surtax on customers’ electric bills.These discussions are being hosted within all seven districts of the city and lead by Councilmembers. A number will be conducted throughout the month of November.“The need to go out and hear from the community is important,” said District 7 Councilmember Andy Wilson who lead a community meeting on October 26.The utility undergrounding program was established in 1968 with a goal to remove overhead utility lines such as the electric, phone and cable lines and place them under city streets to enhance the liability of our electric system and to improve public safety.This effort does is not cheap or quick to finish.“I think people are quite shocked by the expense and how costly it has become in terms of per mile, said Wilson.Based on the current funding structure, the cost of Undergrounding is about $90,000 per property affected — or about $10-12 million per mile — for a total cost of about $2 billion to complete all feasible city streets. Ongoing operation and maintenance costs for underground utility systems are paid for by electric rate funds. Compared to that of overhead systems, these costs tend to be higher, according to the city website.The program is funded by a tax collected on electric bills called the “Underground Surtax” that generates approximately $5 million per year. It funds roughly .5 to .7 miles of underground construction per year.The Underground Surtax is about $44 per year for a typical 500 kwh-per-month residential customer.“One of the other facts that comes out is that its not clear that it is less costly or necessarily that much safer than a traditional power pole. These statistics we’ve seen just don’t suggest that,” said Wilson.According to PWP, an added benefit from under grounding has helped in area of beautification.“Aesthetics are important but more people are persuaded by the safety perspective,” said District 5 Councilmember Victor Gordo who also lead a community meeting on October 27.The city council established two categories of streets to be underground in 2003: Category I and Category II with a goal of completing Category I streets first that are described as heavily used arterial and collector streets, concentrated near civic areas, landmarks and public recreation.Category II includes residential streets an alleys .Not all streets in Pasadena will have their utility lines placed underground. There are currently about 70 miles of overhead power lines that do not fit within the criteria of Category I or II. Most of these areas are homes that have utility poles in the rear of the property.“The general feeling in my district was that other parts of the city have benefitted more, but people were puzzled why it takes so long,” said Gordo.The Underground Program was established with safety and reliability in mind. Placing utility lines underground protects delicate equipment and helps reduce the chances of power outages due to windstorms, vehicle accidents, and other hazards. Undergrounding also comes with some challenges, according to the city website.Underground utility systems tend to have fewer unplanned outages, but when outages do occur, they take longer to locate and repair. Underground circuits are also more expensive to build and maintain.“Residents have shown concern about the fact that outage times are quite a bit higher than overhead wire outages,” said Wilson.Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek came out against the undergrounding program, saying the aesthetic benefits are outweighed by the cost and new problems in restoring power after system problems when the wires are hard to reach, according to a recent article in the SGV Tribune.Pasadena identified a total of 94 miles of Category I streets for conversion in the Underground Districts Program, of which 46 miles have been converted to underground utilities thus far.It would take approximately 100 years to complete remaining Category 1 streets at an estimated cost of $600 to 700 million with the current funding supply.“People are certainly taken back when they hear about the 2 billion but they do understand that it is an expensive public works project. I believe most people want to see this project move on. There are both safety issues as well as aesthetic issues,” said Gordo.Telecommunication and cable companies are not required to underground for category II streets, so the cost to underground those lines are absorbed by the underground program.Pasadena has 150 miles of Category II streets, approximately 79 miles of which are suitable for undergrounding. The rest of the streets have been determined as not ideal for construction, for several reasons, according to the city website.“People are eager, in most cases, to have the undergrounding come to their neighborhoods. Who wouldn’t want to have these power cables underground?,” said Wilson.The process of installing undergrounding overhead power lines includes installing underground vaults, placing switches and transformers and installing underground conduits and cables. The entire process takes five to ten years to underground one district.There are currently about 70 miles of overhead power lines that do not fit within the criteria of Category I or II. Most of these areas are homes that have utility poles in the rear of the property.Another topic of concern from residents, according to Wilson, is the question of how long the technology will be relevant as newer energy technology is developed.“It has a lot of us thinking, what technology platform should we really be investing in?,” said Wilson who mentioned the possibility of solar technology as a future standard.Both Wilson and Gordo mentioned that the general consensus from residents in their districts want to see the program accelerate in a timeline that would yield results to their property in a reasonable timeline that is not several centuries.“The city has made progress with under grounding, but we can and should do better,” said Gordo.“The city has made a lot of progress. It’s just really come down to the matters of price and the timeline more than anything,” said Wilson.District Meetings: Underground ProgramFor questions about Pasadena’s Underground Program, please visit the Undergrounding FAQ page or call PWP’s Utility Service Planning Group at (626) 744-4495. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 23rd July

first_imgNewsPlayback A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 23rd July Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/FarmJuly23rd2015.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleWoman arrested in Derry in connection with Paul McCauley murder releasedNext articleWild Lives: Listen back to Donegal’s wild side Ep4 admin Google+ Facebook Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – July 23, 2015 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more