Liberia’s popular female blogger and manager of Jon Bricks, Berenice Mulubah, has launched a US$ 3,000 grant for arts and culture artists in order to help them improve the quality of their music video and to ensure it is up to international standards.Berenice is passionate about introducing Liberian arts and culture to the rest of the world through aid for artists. “I’m entirely funding this grant project and I remain open to accepting donations that would go towards different areas of art and culture development,” she explained.“Liberian artists need more than a US$3,000 grant to change their game, but this little grant is meant to provide help towards that process,” Berenice said. Ms. Mulubah, the owner of the blog “C Liberia Clearly”, added that art and culture grants are open to Liberian musicians both in Liberia and the Diaspora and that interested candidates must submit a song they have made, as well as the concept for a music video to accompany it. “The grant will go towards producing a quality video for the winner, and deadline for submission is October 31, 2015,” the blogger noted.In a e-mail, LIB Life asked Ms. Mulubah why she places the focus of the grant on musicians and the reward for artist to make quality video. “The industry has seen a new stream of goodies songs, but the lack of classic video to go along with it has become a serious problem now in the industry,” she said.“Liberian artist doesn’t need promotional training; they need a great promotional team,” Ms. Mulubah stressed. “She has called on Liberian stars to build a winning team of individuals who are skillful in management and marketing, in order to move from being only a singer and to a professional artist.Ms. Mulubah urges Liberian artists to send their work and that the project will be transparent. She explained that the grant is assured and is her way of helping to build the industry.Berenice Mulubah is Liberian born and was raised in Harper, Maryland County. Currently, she resides in the United States and has been promoting Liberian arts and culture a few years ago. Her blog discusses a range of subject that is associated with Liberian entertainment, politics, human rights and freedom of expression, with special emphasis on Liberian arts and culture.She is also an author and was once nominated for the Liberian Entertainment Awards Best Radio Personality.To contact her about applying for the Arts and Culture Grant, donating to the grant, or her other works, she can be reached by phone at 910-554-7600 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Explore further The biggest advantage of ultracapacitors is that they can fully recharge in less than a minute, unlike lithium-ion batteries which can take several hours. The downside of ultracapacitors is that they currently have a very short range, providing a distance of only a few miles, due to the fact that ultracapacitors can store only about 5% of the energy that lithium-ion batteries can hold. Although their short range makes ultracapacitors impractical for cars, city buses have to stop frequently anyway. By quickly recharging at bus stops, buses could take advantage of ultracapacitors’ other benefits: a bus with ultracapacitors uses 40% less electricity compared to an electric bus with lithium-ion batteries, and requires just one-tenth the energy cost of a typical diesel-fueled bus, which would save about $200,000 during the life of the vehicle. Plus, the buses are environmentally friendly: “Even if you use the dirtiest coal plant on the planet, it generates a third of the carbon dioxide of diesel when used to charge an ultracapacitor,” said Dan Ye of Sinautec.Today’s demonstration will take place at American University in Washington, DC, where an 11-seat minibus powered by ultracapacitors will be shuttling people around campus. At designated charging stations, which double as bus stops, the bus recharges by raising a collector on top of the bus a few feet to touch an overhead electric charging line, which recharges ultracapacitor banks stored under the bus seats. The two companies hope that this is just the beginning for ultracapacitor buses. The company that makes the Shanghai buses, Foton America Bus Co, based in Tennessee, plans to deliver another 60 buses to the Chinese city in early 2010. The new buses will have ultracapacitors manufactured by Shanghai Aowei that supply 10-watt hours per kilogram, compared with the current ultracapacitors that have an energy density of six watt-hours per kilogram. Other US cities, including New York City, Chicago, and some towns in Florida, have also expressed interest in trialing the buses. The companies expect that the ultracapacitors will continue to achieve higher energy densities in the future, which would allow them to hold a charge for longer. This improvement could increase the driving range from a few miles to 20 miles or more, helping to decrease the number of charging stations required on a route and make the technology practical for many more cities and bus routes. More information: Sinautecvia: Technology Review© 2009 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — A fleet of 17 buses near Shanghai has been running on ultracapacitors for the past three years, and today that technology is coming to the Washington, DC, for a one-day demonstration. Chinese company Shanghai Aowei Technology Development Company, along with its US partner Sinautec Automobile Technologies, predict that this approach will provide an inexpensive and energy efficient way to power city buses in the near future. Hybrid Bus in the City: A Prototype with a Future Citation: Ultracapacitors Make City Buses Cheaper, Greener (2009, October 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-ultracapacitors-city-buses-cheaper-greener.html Buses with ultracapacitors stop at recharging stations, which double as bus stops, to recharge in less than a minute. Image credit: Sinautec. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.