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Soldado aiming for better

first_img Press Association Roberto Soldado admits his goal return for Tottenham is much less than he would have hoped for following his big-money move from Valencia – but he is confident of better times to come. Tottenham splashed out a then club-record fee of around £26million to bring Soldado to England this summer but the Spain international has struggled to justify that outlay so far. He has struck six goals in all competitions, but half of those have come from the penalty spot, and the 28-year-old concedes he expected to do better. center_img Asked if he had found the back of the net as often as he would have liked, Soldado said in the Daily Telegraph: “No. Definitely not. Much less. A lot of my goals have come from the penalty spot.” Soldado, who was a prolific scorer in Spain for Valencia and Getafe prior to his switch to the Barclays Premier League, believes Spurs fans will see more from him in the future, though. “I want to score more goals than I am doing at the moment. That is why they signed me. I have been doing it all my career,” he said. “I haven’t done so far here, but I am convinced I will get there.” Tottenham travel to Fulham on Wednesday night as they look for a first Barclays Premier League win in five matches. Sunday’s 2-2 home draw with Manchester United left Andre Villas-Boas’s side in ninth place in the table. last_img read more

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Electricity distribution in Mahdia to be expanded

first_imgAn increased number of residents in Mahdia, Region Eight, will soon have electricity in their homes, according to General Manager of the Mahdia Power and Light Incorporated (MPL Inc), Courtney Handy.Mahdia Power and Light IncorporatedHandy said plans are underway to extend services to new communities, including a new developing housing scheme in Mahdia, and Upper and Lower Campbelltown.Services will also be augmented with establishment of the Tumatumari Hydro Plant, Handy noted.MPL Inc currently has two generators, a 400 and a 625, which operate on 46 or 56 litres an hour, respectively. Twenty hours of electricity are provided daily on a weekly basis, and 24 hours on weekends. However, according to Handy, one of the major challenges is the timely receipt of fuel.“We mainly get our supply from GUYOIL, and that is all the way in Georgetown. So it will take an entire day to come to Mahdia. You have to come through Linden, then through Mabura, then here. But once we can get that on time, everything is fine,” Handy is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The utility company is mainly sustained through government subvention and rates accrued from the current 6,116 customers. Handy related to DPI that from May 1, the collection rate was increased from 70 to approximately 90 per cent.He said, “Based on the amount of money we bill, we collect 70 per cent from our customers, and we’re trying to increase it to somewhere to 90, so that we can improve our efficiency and achieve our goal of expanding services.”According to the GM, operations are running smoothly with the two engines. Total capacity is 1.2 megawatts, and approximately 368 kilowatts during peak hours.MPL Inc is governed by the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s Hinterland Electrification Company Incorporated.last_img read more