Brazilians expected to spend less celebrations

first_imgRio de Janeiro, June 12: Some 24 per cent of consumers plan to buy products over the next few weeks to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, well below the 50.1 percent who spent money on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to the results of a survey released Monday by the Brazilian Business Confederation. “In addition to there naturally being less enthusiasm among the people for a World Cup played abroad, the situation among consumers is less favorable in 2018 than it was four years ago,” Brazilian Business Confederation economic unit chief Fabio Bentes said in a statement. Brazil’s economy contracted 3.5 per cent in 2015, the worst performance in 25 years, and another 3.5 per cent in 2016, marking the first time since 1931 that the gross domestic product (GDP) fell for two consecutive years, Efe reported. IANSlast_img read more

“Littering Uncontrollable,” Sanitation Workers Complain

first_imgEven though street sweepers are paid to do their jobs, some of them are complaining that the job is a humiliating and difficult one to do in Liberia.Some sweepers, who feared reprisals if identified, told reporters that as they sweep up the trash during work hours in Monrovia, more trash is  spread behind them as though  they had not done any work.“My brother, the hard time in cleaning Monrovia is not easy.  The moment we get through sweeping, people will drink water and drop the plastic in the street.  Those selling too, will not want to bring bags to drop the trash in, but will allow it to be spread all over.  We have swept all over here, but you see the dirt?  This one is for tomorrow morning now,” an exhausted and frustrated sweeper told our reporter.The sweepers, in separate interviews, noted that in most instances sellers and pedestrians describe them as dirty workers who belong in the garbage.“Some drivers can even cuss us while sweeping the sidewalks and those walking along the streets shout at us when we tell them to drop their dirt in the dust bins placed along the streets.  We’re only doing this to help ourselves reduce the hardship, but the work is very disgraceful and hard to do,” another female sweeper lamented.Sanitation workers are seen daily in the streets of Monrovia sweeping and emptying garbage cans into wheelbarrows and mini trucks in a mostly losing battle to keep the streets litter free.The LIBRA Sanitation company that employs some of the street sweepers has placed trash bins in many convenient locations along the streets to prevent littering.In spite of every effort to prevent littering, pedestrians and street vendors do not care to drop dirt in the bins, but drop their trash of every kind on the ground without regard for how dirty the streets and the city in general appears.According to the street sweepers, some community dwellers who do not have toilet facilities in their houses defecate in plastic bags and drop them as trash in the dust bins planted along the streets.On Benson Street an orange seller with whom this reporter chatted said sweeping up the orange peelings was not her obligation because vendors pay taxes and government needs to use it to pay those who sweep the streets.According to the young woman, if the streets are always clean, the sweepers will have no work to justify the money they earn.  Sadly, even students of the University of Liberia (UL), who should know better, made similar statements while dropping garbage on the campus grounds.  The UL students contended that they need not bother to go and drop trash in the dust bins planted on the campuses “because people are there to sweep.” They, like the orange seller, are of the opinion that if janitors did not sweep up the garbage, they would not deserve the money they make.  Monrovia under the administration of former Acting City Mayor Mary Broh, saw major improvements in sanitation due to the mayors persistence, unrelenting enforcement of city ordinances and hands on methods of keeping the city clean.  Nevertheless, the habit of uncontrollable littering was a challenge to the former Mayor and her crew, as residents ungratefully ignored the city management’s serious efforts to stop people from littering the streets of Monrovia and thereby give the nation’s capital a degree of decency.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dog rescued from sinkhole in Chetwynd

first_imgThe dog was then taken to a local area vet where it was examined and was relatively unharmed. The District of Chetwynd Public Works are working to fix the sinkhole. As a temporary fix the bucket of a back hoe has been placed over the hole. – Advertisement –last_img

GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgNaomh Columba NotesOur Seniors and Reserves got there league up and running on sat last away to St Nauls unfortunatly both teams came away empty handed , They Play at home to burt on Easter Monday9th of april check fixtures for times . The Juniors get their season going on Sat 7th of apr  away to St Eunans at 7pm. U16 had a good win away to N Brid they play Kilcar at home Mon the 9th of April at 7pm. U14 training on Fri 6th of april at 12pm. Minor Board Meeting on Thurs 5th of April at 830pm Senior Board Meeting on Fri 6th of april at 9pm. Lotto 27/3/12 £3,100 numbers were 8 9 27 28 no winner Consolation prizes £50 Pat McGlynn Fintown £30 Damien Carr Meenadreen £20 Eimer Haughey Teelin £20 John McNellis Sliabh Liague Avu £20 Harry Holden Carrick Lotto for 3/4/12 £3,200GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more