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Watch The Revivalists’ Dave Shaw & Zack Feinberg Perform A Stripped-Down Set At Paste Magazine Headquarters

first_imgThe Revivalists recently performed a career-highlighting set on the main Acura Stage at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival last weekend. Only a few days later, they learned that their single “Wish I Knew You” hit #1 on Alternative Radio this week and set a new record for most single-week spins ever on the platform. It’s safe to say the NOLA-based septet is on the right path.Yesterday, frontman Dave Shaw and guitarist Zack Feinberg stopped by Paste Magazine‘s New York City office to deliver an acoustic, stripped-down performance of “Wish I Knew You,” along with “Hurricane Winslow” from 2010’s Vital Signs, and “It Was A Sin” from 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains, complete with song commentary.Next up for the band is a performance at The Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA (outside Philadelphia) tomorrow, May 12th, before heading to Atlanta for their set at Shaky Knees Music Festival this Saturday, May 13th. F0r a full list of upcoming dates, or to purchase tickets, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

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Students devote summer to service

first_imgA number of Notre Dame students spent their summers not sitting by the pool but serving around the country in the Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) through the Center for Social Concerns (CSC). The SSLP program assigns students to “multiple agencies across the United States, reaching out in multiple ways to people in need,” according to the CSC website. Sophomore Will Raaf said he worked with the homeless during his SSLP experience at the Hesed House in Aurora, Ill. “During the day, [the other volunteers and I] moved the entire homeless shelter across the street to accommodate shelter renovations that were in progress,” Raaf said.  “At night, we spoke with the guests, served them food and prepared them for bed.” As he volunteered close to his hometown, Raaf said the SSLP experience was transformative for him. “I grew restless as a result of my SSLP experience,” he said.  “After experiencing poverty in an area only 20 minutes from my home, my eyes were opened to the immediacy of poverty.” Part of Raaf’s work was to assist with programs for resident development at the Hesed House, a resource center and shelter dedicated to ending homelessness, sponsored programs for resident development. “I participated in a morning running club three times a week [with the residents of the Hesed House],” Raaf said.  “The opportunity to do so was a pleasant surprise that extended the SSLP experience in an impactful way.” Sophomore Holly O’Hara said she assisted women and children in a variety of ways throughout her two-month stint at the Shalom House in Harrisburg, Pa. “I worked as a summer intern, so I worked on whatever the daily manager needed done on a specific day,” O’Hara said.  “On one occasion, I painted a fence around the house, and on another day I escorted the children who were living in the house to the park to play.” O’Hara said shared meals allowed her to cultivate relationships with the women she lived with at the Shalom House. “Every night [at the Shalom House,] a different woman takes a turn in making dinner for everyone living within the household,” she said. “Dinners were a great opportunity to get to know everyone.” O’Hara said her time with the women and children at the Shalom House shaped her future plans. “This school year I will apply for the spring mission trip to Appalachia and also try to volunteer at the Center for the Homeless once a week,” she said.  “I am also planning on applying for an [International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP)] for next summer in Nepal.” Sophomore Peter Hall said interaction with volunteers and residents within the service location was a large part of his SSLP experience at De La Salle Middle School in St. Louis,iMo. “I lived in an on-site house called the Claver House, which housed a group of people who lived together and whose goal is to grow in their faith while they do work in the community,” he said.  “After sharing a house with seven people, I developed close friendships with everyone in the household.” Hall said his volunteer experience broadened his worldview. “I have much more awareness of the social problems within the United States after my work with middle school students in St. Louis,” he said.  “It forced me out of my bubble.” Hall said he would highly encourage any Notre Dame student to apply for an SSLP or ISSLP for next summer. “My SSLP was a fantastic experience, and I believe that anyone else at Notre Dame who is considering applying for the program definitely should,” he said.  “It was one of the best experiences of my life.”last_img read more

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Alicia Keys & Lucy Liu Follow the Stars to Finding Neverland

first_img Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Finding Neverland What’s the best Mother’s Day gift a mom could get? Tickets to a Broadway show, of course! Grammy winner Alicia Keys and Emmy nominee Lucy Liu got their wishes granted when they took trips to see Finding Neverland with their families on May 10, 2015. Liu took her goddaughter, while Keys took her mother and son to see the hit musical starring Kelsey Grammer, Laura Michelle Kelly and Matthew Morrison. Check out these photos of Mother’s Day at Finding Neverland, then see the new musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre!last_img

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Lion Air confirms passenger named ‘Jin’ among 188 on Wuhan-Bali flight

first_imgWhen and where Jin was infected with the virus remains unclear. Lion Air, however, had no plans to notify other passengers about undergoing a medical examination, Danang said. He refused to go into detail about Jin’s identity.Danang said JT2618 was well-prepared with all crew members and passengers having gone through a medical examination as required before departure. The flight departed on schedule at 5:05 p.m. local time in Wuhan, Hubei, and landed at the Bali airport at 10:55 p.m. Central Indonesia time.Upon arriving in Bali, Danang said, technicians had worked together with the relevant parties to spray disinfectant in the aircraft according to standard procedures.“This is to ensure the safety, security and comfort of air travel for flight crew and passengers, especially in anticipation of the coronavirus outbreak as notified by local authorities,” Danang added.Lion Air had operated three flights a week, every Wednesday (including on Jan. 22), Friday and Sunday, carrying passengers on flight JT2619 from Bali to Wuhan and flight JT2618 from Wuhan to Bali, before it canceled all Bali-Wuhan international flights on Jan 29.Topics : Lion Air has confirmed that a passenger named Jin was one of 188 passengers on a flight from Wuhan to Denpasar on Jan. 22. An air traveler with the same name was previously reported as testing positive for the novel coronavirus, but it is not confirmed whether the identities match.Read also: Tourist tests positive for coronavirus eight days after return from Bali: Chinese authoritiesIn a media statement received by The Jakarta Post, Lion Air confirmed that JT2618 flew from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Huangpi District to I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali on Jan. 22 and that the flight carried two pilots, one co-pilot, six cabin crew members, two technicians and 188 passengers. “All passengers, including Jin, were checked by a medical team from I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport’s port health office and there was no indication of a virus infection,” Lion Air Group corporate communications strategic officer Danang Mandala Prihantoro told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. He said he was checking the manifest to confirm whether there were other passengers who had “Jin” in their name.Earlier, the Huainan Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Feb. 5 that a patient who tested positive for the coronavirus, identified only as Jin, flew on Lion Air flight JT2618 from Wuhan to Bali on Jan. 22. The patient stayed on the island for about a week before flying on Garuda Indonesia flight GA858 from Bali to Shanghai on Jan. 28.The Chinese authority instructed the public in its announcement that passengers of the two flights should impose self-quarantine measures, head to a hospital wearing a mask if they have a fever and avoid public transportation.Read also: ‘We will trace his movements’: Bali officials respond to report of coronavirus-infected touristlast_img read more

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Police free CNN reporter arrested live on TV covering Minneapolis protests

first_imgJimenez said the crew had been standing on a street for about an hour and a half before police activity kicked up. They moved onto a corner to get out of the way, he said.On air, Jimenez told the officers wearing gas masks and face shields that he wanted to know where to move to get out of their way and explained he was a member of the press.”This is among the state patrol unit that was advancing up the street, seeing and scattering the protesters at that point for people to clear the area. And so we walked away,” Jimenez said before being told he was under arrest and handcuffed by two officers. “Why am I under arrest, sir?”Walz, expected to have a press conference later on Friday, has declared a state of emergency in Minnesota and ordered the National Guard activated. President Donald Trump suggested in a tweet that looters would be shot. Twitter hid Trump’s tweet with a warning for “glorifying violence.”Protests also erupted in other major cities around the country, including Louisville, Kentucky, where police said seven people had been shot.  Police in Minneapolis released a CNN reporter who was led off in handcuffs along with his film crew while reporting live on television early Friday morning during violent protests in the city.Officers gave no explanation as they escorted reporter Omar Jimenez away. He had just shown a protester being arrested when about half a dozen police officers in gas masks surrounded him. More than an hour later, the crew was released.”What gave me one bit of comfort was that it happened on live TV,” Jimenez told viewers after he was released. “You don’t have to doubt my story it’s not filtered in any way; you saw it with your own eyes.” Topics :center_img The striking footage of the arrest could add to racial tension in the city and across the country, where sympathy protests have taken place. Jimenez is black, while most of the police officers who arrested him appeared to be white.Thursday marked a third night of arson, looting and vandalism in the Minnesota city over the death of a black man, George Floyd, seen on video gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck.”A CNN reporter and his production team were arrested this morning in Minneapolis for doing their jobs, despite identifying themselves – a clear violation of their First Amendment rights. The authorities in Minnesota, including the governor, must release the three CNN employees immediately,” CNN wrote on Twitter before the crew were released.CNN anchor John Berman told viewers about an hour after the arrest that CNN President Adam Zucker had spoken with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, who said he “deeply apologizes” and was working to have the crew released immediately.last_img read more

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Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni praises ‘remarkable’ James Harden after 50-point triple-double

first_imgMike D’Antoni saluted the “remarkable” James Harden after he inspired the Houston Rockets to a 119-108 victory over the Sacramento Kings with a 50-point triple-double.The reigning NBA MVP poured in 50 points, took 11 rebounds and laid on 10 assists in another strong display at the Toyota Center on Saturday. Harden now has five 50-point triple-doubles in his career. The Kings led by 10 points in the second quarter and held a slender advantage going into the last, but the Rockets earned a fourth win in five matches.”They made a run, which we knew they were going to have in them,” Harden said. “But I just tried to be aggressive, whether it was making an assist or getting to the basket or shooting my shot. That was it.” Rockets’ Chris Paul weighs in on MVP race between James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo 8-0 run to start the second half! pic.twitter.com/EyBgkfpVEM— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 30, 2019″It’s remarkable what he does, and he does it every night,” D’Antoni said. “I keep thinking, ‘Gosh, can he do this every game?’ And then he does it for three years.” Related News Coach D’Antoni praised Harden’s astonishing consistency for the playoff-bound Rockets.last_img read more

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Mississippi girl carries Ja hopes in steeplechase

first_imgLONDON, England: How does a girl from the banks of the Mississippi River come to be on the verge of representing Jamaica – of all events, in the 3,000 metres steeplechase at next month’s IAAF World Championships? A Jamaican in the steeplechase isn’t a totally unusual occurrence, but the bright-eyed Aisha Praught likens her Hollywood-style twist of fate to one of her favourite movies. “It’s like you grew up watching the movie Cool Runnings and I’m here now doing my own weird thing,” she laughed. The 25-year-old Oregon-based distance runner told The Gleaner that meeting her Jamaican father for the first time, two years ago in Berlin, played a big role in her decision to represent the Caribbean island that she has always felt deeply connected to. “I’m really excited, this will be my first appearance at the World Championships and I’m looking forward to having a spot on the line. Anybody on the line has a shot at doing something great so I’m excited about that,” said Praught, who was born in Wisconsin but grew up in Illinois, USA. Now, with a few weeks to go before Jamaica, known for its sprinters, enters athletes in the men’s 5,000m and women’s 800m in Beijing, Praught, who started out a sprinter, is hoping that she can help to drive new interest in the middle-to-long distances. “I think there is a wealth of distance-running talent that Jamaica has not realised yet. When I was in Jamaica at the trials, I was looking at the body types … it’s (distance running) probably not the cool thing to do, but I was really encouraged at the championships,” said Praught. “I spoke to a lot of them and I hope that more people will get involved and maybe that we can put it on a bigger level and some of the young Jamaicans can be inspired and try it.” “I think that I could potentially make a bigger impact that way and I hope to inspire someone, even just to get another pair of eyes on the event, get maybe a couple of kids curious. Maybe they have been running around and they are not the fastest, but they can outlast everyone else, maybe they will turn to the sport and distance running,” added Praught, who is already planning to return to Jamaica after the World Championships. The athlete who made her first trip to the island to compete at the National Senior Championships a few weeks ago, where she won the 1,500m in 4 :15.92, admitted that she never really considered representing the island until meeting her father a couple years ago. “I grew up knowing I was Jamaican, but I really didn’t know my father until I was an adult. I sort of just grew up with the knowledge that he was there, but I didn’t meet him until the summer of 2013 when I was in Europe, and he lives in Berlin. Our meeting was really life-changing; just looking into his eyes for the first time was really incredible,” Praught shared. “It’s like there was no time, like we always knew each other.” “It sort of felt serendipitous, it was like, all of a sudden, that was my identity. It was such a warm and welcoming feeling; it felt real and genuine and I felt like a part of myself that had been missing was suddenly there, and it just felt right,” she said of her subsequent decision to represent Jamaica. excited Now, Praught, who competed at the recent IAAF Diamond League meet in Monaco where she was the pace-setter for the women’s 3000m steeplechase, can hardly contain her excitement at the chance of wearing Jamaica’s gold singlet in Beijing next month. “I am so excited and a lot of my friends – I am pretty close with a lot of the American female steeplechasers and it has been the big topic. They are like ‘As soon as you get the kit, you have to send us some pictures,” Praught exclaimed. “Everyone is a little jealous, Jamaica is the coolest team in athletics and putting on that vest is going to feel amazing. I picture it every day and I can’t wait to see it.” Praught will be the first Jamaican entrant in the 3,000m steeplechase at the World Championships since Mardrea Hyman at the 2011 edition in Daegu. Hyman failed to finish in Daegu, as well as the 2008 Olympic Games, her last two major championships. Korine Hinds also represented Jamaica in the event up to the Daegu World Championships. – Andre Lowelast_img read more

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James Harden scores 41 points, Rockets beat Heat

first_imgGoran Dragic and Josh Richardson each had 30 points for Miami. The Heat have a five-game losing streak, their longest slide of the season.Harden eclipsed the 40-point mark for the eighth time this season. He was 13 of 25 shots from the field, going 5 of 12 from 3-point, and hit 10 of 12 free frees. He also had six assists and rebounds.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 folkHarden scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and the Heat were unable to get any closer than 94-90 with five minutes left.Clint Capela added 13 points for the Rockets, who are 24-1 when Harden, Paul, and Capela play. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Knicks trade center Willy Hernangomez to Hornets Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes up for a shot against Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — James Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Miami Heat 109-101 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory and 10th in 11 games.Chris Paul added 24 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds for the Rockets.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Harden scored 16 points in the opening quarter to help  the Rockets take a 35-24 lead.The Rockets led by as many as 17 points in the first half at 53-36, but Dragic scored Miami’s final 10 points of the half to help cut it to 61-57 lead at the break.        /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

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Battle for Senate Begins

first_imgSen. Jewel Howard TaylorThe National Elections Commission (NEC) at the weekend launched the Voters’ Roll Update ahead of the ensuing 2014 Special Senatorial Election in Liberia.The intent, NEC said, is to incorporate Liberians who have attained the age of 18 and above since the last elections in 2011, when the voters’ registration exercise was last held.According to NEC Chairman Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya, eligible Liberians who, for one reason or the other did not register in 2011; voters, who have changed locations since the last voters’ registration exercise and wish to be registered at their current location are those that will be covered under said exercise.This process runs from January 13 to March 5, 2014.Speaking at NEC Headquarters during the launch, Cllr. Korkoya indicated that the success of the voters’ roll update is largely dependent on the conduct of a sustained civic and voters’ education exercise. He described the process as an integral part of a democratic establishment.Chairman Korkoya: “Civic and voter education in a democratic process is particularly important because it deals with broader concepts underpinning a democratic society such as the respective roles and responsibilities of citizens, governments, political  and special interests, the mass media, the business and non-profit sectors as well as the significance of periodic and competitive elections.   It emphasizes not only citizens’ awareness but participation in all aspects of the democratic process. NEC is aware that there can be no free, fair and participatory elections in the absence of adequate information.”Cllr. Korkoya maintained that in order to successfully educate voters about the election, the Commission has partnered with 50 civil society organizations currently carrying out school-based information dissemination campaign on the voters’ roll update exercise.Accordingly, said campaign is being conducted in secondary and tertiary learning institutions in the 15 counties under the supervision of NEC. The Commission furthered that the aim of said awareness among the youth is to encourage young people, mostly “first time voters” to overwhelmingly participate in the process.On the issue of women participation, the NEC boss announced that with funding from UNDP, NEC is engaged with gender, specific project aimed at enhancing and increasing women’s participation in the Voters’ Roll Update process.The Commission has deployed 219 civic and voter educators in the 15 counties to carry out door-to-door education and awareness. 51 are deployed in Montserrado, while the remaining 168 take mission in the other 14 counties.Also speaking, Press Union of Liberia (PUL) president Abdullai Kamara lauded NEC for the update exercise but added that “there remain many unanswered questions about the process.”He called on government’s functionaries responsible for collecting data to collaborate in order to have a proper and updated data of Liberians.The PUL’s position was also buttressed by Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, who also thinks that there’s a need to support an integrated data system.  She praised the Commission for the positive initiative and called on voters to participate at all level.The Bong County Senator further encouraged local and international partners to adequately support NEC with every necessary budgetary requirement to ensure that a well-organized and credible Senatorial election is held.Launch of the Voters’ Roll Update could mean that the quest for entering the Senate by many politicians in January 2015 has begun.The Special Senatorial Election is the first of its kind since the 1986 Constitution came into force. Many see it as the beginning stage for the bigger political contest in 2017. Some presidential candidates, including Peace Ambassador George M. Weah, in previous elections have vowed to place their names on the ballot. 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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Serious New Challenge in the Agriculture Sector: High Cost of Farm Materials

first_imgThe high cost of farming materials is causing great concern among our farmers, threatening their continued farming activities.Mr. Momolu Bass, National Coordinator of Farming Union Network (FUN), recently expressed this concern to our Farm Correspondent, Judoemue Kollie. Mr. Bass noted that the price of fertilizer on the local market had risen to US$60 from US$40 per 50lb bag; while a liter of agro-chemical had escalated from US$20 to US$35.15. The cost of vegetable seeds had also increased from US$10 to US$25.The FUN National Coordinator further said he suspected that these price increases were due to increased taxes imposed on agricultural supplies. He offered two key solutions to the government of Liberia.First, that it should give more support to the agriculture sector than it is currently giving. He mentioned the US$9 million which GOL recently allocated to the agriculture sector, but lamented that this amount was far too small, especially since most of it might very well go toward salaries and other administrative costs in the Agriculture Ministry.Secondly, Mr. Bass suggested a substantial reduction in taxes levied on farm materials.Well, it was admittedly just around the end of the Liberian civil war, in 2003, that African leaders, at a meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, adopted a Resolution on Agriculture and Food Security. It called on all African nations to set aside at least 10 percent of their annual budgets for agriculture and food security. The 14-year war in Liberia was ending and no economic planning had been done in a very long time, and certainly not since 1997 when Charles G. Taylor became the elected President of Liberia. Taylor had no interest whatsoever in any kind of national planning. His objective, and that of his administrators was to loot the public treasury and spend recklessly, dishing out tons of money to his women and close associates, while they, too, were allowed to do their own looting where they were able—such as at the Finance Ministry, Maritime, Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), the National Port Authority (NPA) and the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP). In such an environment of public thievery, what money was left for any kind of development? That is why in his seven years as Liberia’s elected leader, Taylor never bothered to fix any of the infrastructures that he and other warlords—Alhaji Kromah, George Boley, Roosevelt Johnson and Damateh Corneh, to name a few—destroyed—not the Mount Coffee Hydro-Electric Plant, nor the water system, or the roads or bridges—no, nothing did he repair!Thank God, the peace-loving Liberians, led especially by Liberian women and the international community, ended the war in 2003. Thanks to the direct intervention of United States President George W. Bush, Taylor was forced to leave the country, paving the way for new elections in 2005. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a woman of substantial education and vast experience in government, international banking and United Nations-led development initiatives, was elected Liberia’s new President.Admittedly again, this was a time to fix many, many things in Liberia, agriculture definitely being one of them. There were also the roads and bridges, water, electricity and tackling the enormous debt burden left by the Tolbert, Doe and Taylor administrations, totaling US$4 billion.Faced with all these competing priorities, President Sirleaf did not prioritize agriculture. This was most especially because of the bad luck she encountered in the selection of her first two Agriculture Ministers, Doctors Chris Toe and Florence Chenoweth, neither of whom made a serious impact on the nation’s agriculture. So they were certainly not the ones to insist that this compelling and life-saving sector was prioritized.The new Agriculture Minister, Dr. Moses Zinnah, appointed in the twilight of the Ellen administration, could be seen as a lame duck Minister, although the Daily Observer, governed by its dogged optimism, did not think so. Yes, it may be late in this time of economic slump, given the fall in commodity prices, to set aside 10 percent of the budget for agriculture. Yet as we, since his appointment, have always insisted, there are definitely some serious and positive things he could do. He could find buyers for the locally produced rice; intensify agricultural training and ensure that those trained are employed; deploy agriculture extension agents to farmers throughout the country; seriously encourage cocoa and coffee farmers; effectively implement the fisheries projects, including encouraging fish farmers like Estelle Liberty, who grows a lot of fish in fishponds in her native Bong and other counties.Minister Zinnah could also jumpstart meat production by promoting cattle breeding, especially in Grand Kru, Lofa and Nimba counties and elsewhere.Now Minister Zinnah has one new challenge: to take measures to mitigate (ease) the high cost of farm supplies, including seeds and fertilizers. How? He could persuade the Cabinet, which meets every Wednesday, to reduce the taxes on farm supplies. This would immediately lower the cost to farmers and help them enormously. Alas, that is not the end of the matter for without good roads, storage facilities and buyers/markets, their produce dies in these struggling farmers’ hands.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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