LIHEAP PROGRAM HELPS WITH WINTER HEATING BILLS

first_imgNOW THAT BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE HERE, MANY LOCAL RESIDENTS MAY BE WORRIED ABOUT PAYING THEIR HOME HEATING BILLS.HELP IS AVAILABLE THROUGH LIHEAP, THE LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WHICH IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF SIOUXLAND.JEAN LOGAN IS THE AGENCY DIRECTOR, AND SAYS THE PROGRAM PROVIDES FUNDS TO QUALIFYING RESIDENTS TO PARTIALLY PAY THEIR HEATING BILL:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/LIHEAP.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….ENERGY ASSISTANCE. ;24LOGAN SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT TO APPLY FOR THE ASSISTANCE.THERE’S A MORATORIUM NOW THROUGH APRIL FIRST WHERE UTILITY COMPANIES CAN’T TURN OFF YOUR HEAT IF YOU QUALIFY FOR LIHEAP:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/LIHEAP2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….CAN BE SHUT OFF. ;26COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR LARAE LYONS SAYS THOSE WANTING TO SIGN UP FOR LIHEAP MUST FIRST CALL THE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AND FIND OUT WHAT DOCUMENTATION THEY NEED TO BRING WITH THEM:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/LIHEAP3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………UTILITY BILL. ;18LOGAN SAYS IF YOU HAVE AN UNDOCUMENTED PERSON IN YOUR HOME, YOU MAY STILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE WHO ARE DOCUMENTED.FIND OUT MORE BY CONTACTING THE AGENCY AT 712-274-1610.last_img read more

TT Cabinet minister fired 48hrs after being hired

first_img T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTrinidad and Tobago, July 6th 2017 – Port of Spain – A female member of parliament in Trinidad and Tobago has now made history as the shortest-serving minister in the country’s history, and possibly the region. Just 48 hours after being sworn in as Public Utilities Minister, Marlene McDonald was fired – again.Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley had re-awarded McDonald a seat in his cabinet last week. However, two days later Rowley advised President Anthony Carmona to revoke the appointment, allegedly over the guest Mrs. McDonald invited to her swearing-in ceremony.In March 2016, Mrs. McDonald, the then Minister of Housing and Urban Development was placed under investigation by the integrity commission and later fired, after allegedly giving her husband and brother positions in her constituency office, breach in Parliament rules and suspicions of mismanagement of her ministry’s finances. After 15 months without any evidence to charge or any basis to say that she had breached any laws, the Prime Minister announced a reshuffling of cabinet and appointed McDonald a position in cabinet once more.However, the public was shocked when photos from the swearing-in ceremony surfaced, showing Mrs. McDonald’s guest, an ex-gang leader standing in the company of national dignitaries. As a result of the negative backlash, Mrs. McDonald was fired last Friday.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Anti-Gang law passed in Trinidad and Tobago Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TrinidadandTobago Bahamians robbed in Trinidad, Carnival festival plagued by terror plot and armed robberies Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

Mamata worried about tourists stuck in Dras due to landslide

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the tourists from Bengal who got stuck in Dras following a landslide, and directed senior officials to take necessary steps for their safety and security.A group of people from Konanagar in Hooghly had gone for a trip to Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh and got stuck on their way back from Leh and Ladakh. A Landslide took place on Tuesday at Saitani Nalah, which is situated between Dras and Sonmarg, leaving the tourists stranded on their way back from Leh and Ladakh. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAll tourists were taken back to Dras, the sub-divisional headquarters, where there are hotels, hospitals and habitation. The Chief Minister, who is in Kalimpong at present, directed officials of the state government to take necessary steps on an immediate basis, to ensure that the tourists do not face any problem and return safely to their homes.Senior officials of the state government contacted officials of Kashmir administration. It has been learnt that officials from Kashmir administration are extending all help to those who are stuck in Dras. They have given food and water to the stranded tourists. The local administration has also made necessary arrangements to provide medical assistance to the tourists, who are stuck at the place since Tuesday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe state government officials have also come to know that the work of clearing the road is going on in full swing and would be done by Thursday afternoon. As soon as the road is cleared and it is declared safe for vehicles to ply, initiatives would be taken to help the tourists return home. The state Tourism department has also opened a helpline number (033-22358271/033-22358272), on which people can contact for any assistance.So far, there is information of about 22 people from Bengal getting stuck in Dras.last_img read more