Start up in Nigeria deploys solar energy to rural communities Related Imagine a cinema powered only by the sun that can entertain and educate communities anywhere in the country.The sunshine cinema is a social upliftment and job creation project that fuses storytelling and the power of contemporary media. It enables knowledge and skills sharing from one community to another.The project is aimed at South African rural communities and those living in under-resourced urban environments like townships without modern media tools and technologies. CCTV’s Travers Andrews reports Ghanaian university constructs a solar powered 4by4vehicle M-Kopa solar provides affordable power to rural Kenya
EntertainmentLocalNews Miss Dominica shines at Caribbean World Pageant by: – May 8, 2012 Nadira Lando; Miss Dominica 2012 and Miss Caribbean World Pageant 2012. Photo credit:caribbeanmagazine.comNineteen year old Nadira Lando has done it again, capturing her first regional pageant title after being crowned Miss Dominica in February of 2012.Lando who participated in the Miss Caribbean World Pageant at the weekend in Tortola outshined sixteen competitors at the Multipurpose Sports Complex on May 5th.Miss Dominica won the awards for Miss Photogenic, Best Costume and Best Swimsuit.Lando noted that she “worked really hard and my hard work has paid off” as this was her first regional pageant and “did not know what to expect”.Miss Dominica expressed gratitude to several Dominicans residing in Tortola for their support.“I got to meet several Dominicans who pledged their support and it was really great to be there on the night of the show; there were so many Dominicans in the crowd and I was really, really appreciative of the support”.She also thanked her chaperone former miss Dominica Nakita Bruno and the rest of her team for their support. The other awards went to; Miss BVI Abygail Hydman for Best Evening Wear, Miss Curacao Marvia Laurence for Miss Congeniality, Temisha Libert, Miss United States Virgin Islands Best Talent and Suzan Castano, Miss Dominican Republic won Miss Poised.The first runner up position was captured by Abigail Hyndman Miss British Virgin Island; Consuelo Dupal Miss St Lucia was Second runner-up, Alina Roberts Miss Cuba 3rd runner up and Marvia Lawrence Miss Curacao fourth.The contestants competed in five segments including swimwear, costume, talent and evening wear on Saturday however the interview section took place on Wednesday last week.Dominica Vibes News Tweet 261 Views one comment Sharing is caring! Share Share Share
Indianapolis, In. — With the individual tax filing deadline less than a month away (April 15, to be exact), the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is reminding Hoosiers there is still time to file for free with the Indiana free file (INfreefile) program.The INfreefile program allows qualifying individuals with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less in 2018 to file both state and federal taxes electronically at no cost. INfreefile uses the same electronic question-and-answer style most vendor software customers pay to use.Authorized INfreefile vendors for this tax season include:FreeTax USAH&R BlockOLT Online TaxesTaxActTurboTaxIndividuals should access their chosen vendor directly from the INfreefile website to ensure they are accessing the no-cost option from the approved vendors online here.“Over 2 million Hoosiers qualified to use INfreefile in 2018, but less than 90,000 took advantage of this no-cost filing option,” explained DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp. “Our goal is to have as many qualifying Hoosiers as possible use the INfreefile program in 2019. We are committed to marketing this program throughout the state and making folks aware of this cost-saving opportunity.”Filing electronically with INfreefile, or other electronic services, results in faster refunds with most customers getting their refunds in as little as 14 days. Individuals who choose direct deposit may receive their refunds even faster.Customers with questions or concerns about INfreefile or individual income tax may visit DOR’s website or call DOR Customer Service at 317-232-2240, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., EST for assistance.
Ondo State government is leading other corporate institutions to drive support for the third edition of Ondo Auto Rally, scheduled for November 8th and 9th in Ilara-Mokin near Akure in Ondo State.Other supporters of the 2019 edition of the event includes; Toyota, SMT Volvo, Elizade, JAC, ONDIPA, Meristem, Airtel, Monster Energy, Signatures and other service partners for the event.The Promoter of Work and Play, Mr. Adeoye Ojuoko says the state Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu has reaffirmed his commitment for motorsport in Nigeria and has confirmed that his government would give all the necessary support to run the event successfully.According to him, “We are very happy for the level of support the state has given us and this is an extension of the believe by the governor that the event has and can raise the tourism awareness in the state, stimulate commercial activities during the period and also hold potentials for encouraging investors to the state”. “He has demonstrated his believe by partaking in a two-way drag race last year with the Founder of Elizade Nigeria Limited, Chief Michael Ade. Ojo (OON) and that was a major highlight for the event last year”.He revealed about 200 Motorsports athletes and enthusiasts are expected across Nigeria and from international communities in the state on the weekend of the race.Adeoye Ojuoko, event promoter of Work and Play also reconfirmed that the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) would be present to grace the occasion.The event is billed to run side-by-side with the 16th Wuraola Memorial Golf Tournament at the Smokin Hills Golf Resort, Ilara-Mokin, where the off road and the on-road races will be held.This year’s Auto Rally is the third to be hosted in Ondo state. Meanwhile, Team Work and Play has organized and supported Motorsports activities in Ogun and Kebbi states in the past apart from proposed races for Lagos, Gombe and Enugu states that are in the offing.Ojuoko also added that the event would align with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 6.3.2 of Clean Water and Sanitation and themed: ‘Race for Freshwater Quality’. The campaign is managed by Water Corridor International and is based on the need and practices that would promote the achievement of the goal in the host community.There is also a side challenge of Idanre Hill Hiking in conjunction with Nigeria Travel week in the early hours of Friday, before the drifting session sets off which is essential to afford the visitors to the state to have a taste of Pounded Yam and local delicaciesIdanre Hill Hiking is a competition for contestants who clock the fastest time to climb the 660 steps of the Hill.“In all we keep moving the needle on safety, ambition in achieving no harm to people and cars at our event and ensuring quality sports entertainment and all the signees for this year’s race are in for the best in the series”, Ojuoko Concluded. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram