3 home improvement tips to stay safe during the pandemic

first_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details These days, you’re definitely spending more time around the house than you’re used to. Even if you’re back working at your office, you’re not gallivanting around town during your free time. There’s a good chance that this has made you realize there are some things that need to be done around your home. Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint, the need for pest-control, or you’ve just come to the realization that your house isn’t big enough for everyone to be spending so much time there together, if you’re going to make some home improvement moves (or just move) here are three steps you should take to keep yourself safe.Don’t hire whoever is cheapest: It’s pretty easy to find someone to come out and do work at your house right now, and it’s great that you can help out small business owners and their employees during this difficult time. While you might normally shop around to hire someone who’s got a good reputation and is somewhat affordable, right now you should change your thinking. If you’re looking to keep your home COVID-free, find out which company has the best safety practices during this crazy time. Don’t be satisfied with the first company you talk to. Make some calls. Paying a little extra for workers who are focused on keeping your home sanitary is definitely the way to go in 2020.Don’t hire anyone if you don’t have to: You may want to avoid re-shingling your roof or trying to be an amateur electrician, but there are a lot of jobs you can handle yourself. The right YouTube videos and a little elbow grease can go a long way. Let the experts handle the complicated stuff, but for anything easy to learn, try it yourself and keep strangers’ germs out of your home.Prepare your budget: Another good way to keep your home germ free is to plan ahead and make sure you have the tools you need to kill any germs that could be waiting to enter your home. Have extra PPE available for anyone who’s doing work at your house and make sure to sanitize any surfaces or handles that anyone has touched/will touch while working. If you’re renting something like a carpet cleaning machine or a moving truck, remember to sanitize the parts you have to touch while making use of these tools.last_img read more

Beach soccer clubs prepare for league kick- off

first_imgThe Ghana Beach Soccer Association (GBSA) has confirmed Saturday 13th October as kick-off to the 2012/13 Beach Soccer league season with full FIFA rules.n July 2012, the Prampram Ghanaman Soccer Centre and La Beach Soccer Arena hosted the first ever FIFA Beach Soccer technical course navigated by FIFA instructor Talib Hilal.The success of the one week residential course prompted the FIFA official to urge Ghana to form a national beach soccer team by the end of 2012.With this challenge, the stakes have been raised for clubs, officials and players alike in a bid to be part of the historic national beach soccer team.The President of the GBSA Yaw Ampofo Ankrah is confident that with the new partnership and support from the Ghana Football Association (GFA), beach soccer can meet the high expectations and match FIFA’s challenge.But he has cautioned that there will not be a rush to form a national team if the right structures and conditions are not in place.”We are all excited by the confidence and encouragement from FIFA and indeed, the date and venue for the CAF qualifiers for the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup are yet to be determined but in order to form a team to play qualifiers, we need to follow the right path and do things the right way with the GFA’s full input and support”The GBSA is also in talks with a few Ghanaian and international sports marketing experts in the USA, Spain, France and the UK who can advise on how best to take beach soccer in Ghana to the next level.According to Ampofo-Ankrah, beach soccer has progressed steadily over the past five years in Ghana and it would make no sense to rush into such a venture unprepared. Even though beach soccer has been played for fun in Ghana for many years, it was only in 2008 that the first official competition was organised at the La Pleasure Beach resort.Following that success, there have been coastal competitions in Senya Bereku in the Central region, Ada/Prampram in Greater Accra and Keta in the Volta region.The GBSA’s progress from a struggling association to one of the most well organised in the country did not go unnoticed by one of Ghana’s leading financial institutions CAL Bank.CAL Bank’s initial sponsorship of Gh40,000 for the 2011/12 season, meant that the association was able to organise two leagues simultaneously before another sponsor Clementia Contacto from South Africa got onboard with Gh25,000 package for the Division 1 league.Keta Sunset from the Volta region emerged winners to claim the Championship title whilst Teshie United were crowned Division 1 Champions and with it automatic promotion to the top tier.last_img read more