Beijing: China’s first “cyber-dissident” Huang Qi, whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for leaking state secrets on Monday, a court said. He was guilty of “leaking national state secrets and providing state secrets to foreign entities”, the statement by the Mianyang Intermediate People’s Court said, adding that Huang will be deprived of political rights for four years.
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The deputy mayor of Saint John is calling for a four-month ban on negative news about New Brunswick’s port city.Shirley McAlary says the city has a great quality of life, and the city council, the public and the media need to tell a positive story to convince others to move there.McAlary says she was speaking somewhat in jest when she suggested, during a growth committee meeting this week, that there be a four-month ban on negative news.She says the media has to tell stories like the Oland murder trial, and recent explosions at the Irving refinery and at a metal recycling plant on the waterfront.But she says national stories don’t always need to dwell on things like the city’s declining population.McAlary says the city needs to do a better job of marketing itself, and that starts with what Saint Johners tell others about their city.The Canadian Press
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New York – The 4th Commission of the UN General Assembly adopted on Monday, without a vote, a resolution supporting the UN political process for the settlement of the Sahara issue, and called on States in the region to fully cooperate with the Secretary-General and his personal Envoy as well as with each other, to achieve a political solution to this regional dispute.The resolution, presented by the President of the Commission, Permanent Representative of Croatia, Vladimir Drobnjak, supports the negotiation process initiated by resolution 1754 (2007) of the Security Council and backed by the Council’s resolutions 1783 (2007), 1813 (2008), 1871 (2009), 1920 (2010), 1979 (2011), 2044 (2012), 2099 (2013), 2152 (2014), 2218 (2015) and 2285 (2016) to reach a ” just, lasting and mutually acceptable” political solution to the Sahara issue.Through this resolution, the General Assembly of the United Nations commends the efforts in this regard, and calls upon all parties and States in the region to fully cooperate with the Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy as well as with each other to find a “political solution that is mutually acceptable.” The United Nations also hailed the fact that the parties are committed to continuing to show political will and work in an atmosphere propitious for dialogue in order to enter, in good faith and without preconditions, in a more intensive negotiating phase, while taking note of efforts and developments since 2006, thus ensuring the implementation of the security Council’s resolutions.In this respect, the resolution refers to resolutions of the Security Council since 2007, which stressed the pre-eminence of the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco and hailed by the Executive Body and the entire international community as a serious and credible initiative for the final settlement of this regional dispute.
The Cabinet has approved a proposal made by the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban Development to vest identified blocks of state land in 15 locations in the city of Colombo to be utilized for the purpose of constructing housing units for the undeserved people of the city of Colombo, as Free Grants with the Urban Development Authority.Cabinet spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that Urban Development Authority is to construct 65,000 housing units to resettle shanty dwellers living in under-served settlements in the City of Colombo. He said the UDA will construct high rise apartments with all common amenities to resettle the families and to free those sites for commercial and mixed development projects, in keeping with the City of Colombo Development Plan. The Urban Development Authority has already awarded contracts to build 9,781 housing units under 11 projects within the City of Colombo, where the work is in progresses and is intended to complete construction within the next 2 years.
Polgampola had received his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence on May 4 before the appointment was suspended by the President. (Colombo Gazette) Former Member of Parliament Shantha Bandara was appointed as the new Chairman of the State Timber Cooperation.He obtained his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today. Earlier the appointment of Anuruddha Polgampola as the new Chairman of the State Timber Corporation was suspended.The move followed several concerns raised over his appointment.
“Heritage is under attack today. In Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, we see the brutal and deliberate destruction of heritage on an unprecedented scale. This is a call for action,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, as she addressed participants at the Committee’s current session, which runs through 8 July. “Our response to ignorance and criminal stupidity, must also have a cultural dimension: knowledge, the sharing of Islam’s millennial learning and wisdom, sharing the message of Palmyra, the ‘Venice of the Sands’, that is like a bridge between the legacies of ancient Greece and Rome, the Persian Empire and the Arab culture from ancient times to the present,” declared Mrs. Bokova. Committee Chair, Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office and member of the Bundestag, said the fury of terrorist organizations like ISIS [also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levans, or ISIL] in Iraq surpasses the imagination. “World Heritage is the foundation of people’s existence and cohesion […]. It is the wellspring of social identity,” she added, invoking the role of culture in peacebuilding. During the opening session, the International Young Experts Forum presented the outcome of their meeting, taking place from 18 to 29 June in Koblenz and Bonn. They read out the Declaration they adopted calling on States Parties to the World Heritage Convention to include teaching about World Heritage in national school curricula. The World Heritage Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund and allocates financial assistance upon requests from States Parties. It has the final say on whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List. It examines reports on the state of conservation of inscribed properties and asks States Parties to take action when properties are not being properly managed. It also decides on the inscription or deletion of properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Thirty-six sites are nominated for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List at this year’s session. They are listed here. Also during its session, the Committee will also examine the state of conservation of 94 sites already on the World Heritage List, and of the 46 sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Debates will be webcast. A number of parallel events will be held during the current session, notably the launch of the Global Coalition for the Protection of Cultural Heritage: #Unite4Heritage on 29 June.
Young people were also far less likely to enjoy steak and kidney pudding, with 30 per cent of the youngest group saying they liked it against 66 per cent for the oldest.Gender played a part, too. Men were significantly more likely to enjoy a steak and kidney pudding than were women (59 per cent versus 44 per cent) and black pudding, (51 per cent to 33 per cent).Women were, on the other hand, more likely to enjoy cauliflower cheese, with 73 per cent of female respondents saying they liked it compared with 59 per cent of men.Britain’s favourite foods, according to the survey, are Yorkshire pudding, Sunday roast, fish and chips, crumpets, a full English breakfast and bacon sandwiches, with 80 per cent or more of respondents saying they liked those foods.Chicken tikka masala has often been hailed as Britain’s national dish, but it appears to have fallen off the top spot, and is only ranked in the middle tier, meaning 60-69 per cent of people surveyed enjoyed it.The YouGov survey has caused consternation among culinary experts and British food fans alike.“Beef Wellington in the low tier, and black pudding right at the bottom! We can’t believe what we’re seeing!” said Great British Chefs, the food website. Jake Johnstone, who works on political campaigns, tweeted: “The fact that cauliflower cheese ranks higher than steak and kidney pudding is a national scandal.”Some Scottish people said they were unhappy about the ranking of black pudding and haggis.One tweeted: “The strongest argument I’ve ever seen for Scottish Independence. Classic ‘British’ food survey. Haggis and black pudding = c–p. Crumpet = god.”Another said: “In the name of all that is holy . . . Haggis and black pudding on c–p tier? Do you want another Scottish referendum? And steak and kidney on low?” Jellied eels were by far the most disliked food on the list, with only 6 per cent of those who had sampled the Cockney delicacy wishing to do so again.The next least popular food, enjoyed by 11 per cent of respondents was laverbread, a Welsh delicacy made of seaweed.Age made a huge difference in what people reported enjoying.Only 9 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds reported enjoying liver and onions, compared with 56 per cent of those aged 55 and above. Black pudding is firmly off the menuCredit:REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett A supper of steak and kidney pie was once a national favourite. But the dish has fallen in the public’s affections – along with a host of others – a YouGov poll has shown.Members of the public were asked whether they had tried certain typical British meals and whether they liked them. Dishes were ranked in five tiers, from “god” down to “c–p”.Only half of people surveyed said they liked steak and kidney pie, the survey found. This placed it in the c–p tier, along with black pudding, kippers, and liver and onions.Jellied eels, haggis and laverbread also languished in the lowest rank.To get in the top tier a foodstuff had to be liked by more than 80 per cent of people surveyed. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
The Central Housing and Planning Authority says it is investigating an alleged scam in Region 6 involving the sale of lands by an individual not authorized to conduct business on behalf of the agency.The Ministry today told media that a woman purporting to represent the agency has scammed several persons in the Region of thousands of dollars.It said only last week two men visited its Regional Housing Office to enquire of lands they paid for, only to be told that the agency does not have any records of transacting business with them.The men related to housing officials at the Regional Office that they were approached by a woman claiming that she could have gotten lands for them through the agency at a reduced cost.The Ministry further related that one of the men paid the woman $150,000 for three house lots with a balance of $180,000 for his children while another paid $70,000 with a balance of $60,000.Similar cases have been related to the housing office but individuals are unwilling to provide further information.The Central Housing agency says it will be turning the matter over to the police, however, persons are asked to be on the alert for scammers.It reminded that “all payments relating the sale of land or housing units from the Central Housing and Planning Authority must be done at the agency’s Georgetown head office, Regional Housing Offices or Regional Democratic Council, if so advised”. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRegion 2 house lot fraud: Deputy Housing Officer arrestedSeptember 2, 2017In “Crime”House lot payment fraud: CH&PA not in favour of compensating fraud victim(s)August 14, 2017In “Local News”Housing authority warns of scammers using fake presidential accountAugust 26, 2019In “latest news”
← Previous Story SHOT-CLOCK test match in Belgrade on Wednesday Next Story → HUNGARIAN PLAY-OFF: Veszprem beat Szeged at the start! Thursday, July 24 2014:14:00: Group A: Traun: ESP vs. MKD16:00: Group B: Traun: SUI vs. EST18:00: Group A: Traun: FRA vs. NOR20:00: Group B: Traun: DEN vs. SRB14:00: Group D: Linz: SWE vs. ISR16:00: Group D: Linz: SLO vs. HUN18:00: Group C: Linz: GER vs. SVK20:00: Group C: Linz: AUT vs. BLRFriday, July 25 2014:14:00: Group A: Traun: MKD vs. FRA16:00: Group B: Traun: SRB vs. SUI18:00: Group A: Traun: NOR vs. ESP20:00: Group B: Traun: EST vs. DEN14:00: Group D: Linz: ISR vs. SLO16:00: Group D: Linz: HUN vs. SWE18:00: Group C: Linz: BLR vs. GER20:00: Group C: Linz: SVK vs. AUTSunday, July 27 2014:14:00: Group A: Traun: ESP vs. FRA16:00: Group B: Traun: SRB vs. EST18:00: Group A: Traun: MKD vs. NOR20:00: Group B: Traun: DEN vs. SUI14:00: Group D: Linz: ISR vs. HUN16:00: Group D: Linz: SWE vs. SLO18:00: Group C: Linz: GER vs. AUT20:00: Group D: Linz: SVK vs. BLRJuly 29 – July 30 2014Main Round: Linz & TraunAugust 1 2014Placement matches: Linz & TraunSemi-finals: LinzAugust 2 2014Placement matches: TraunAugust 3 2014Placement matches: LinzFinal: Linz On 24 July 2014, the Men´s 20 EHF EURO will throw off in the Austrian cities of Linz and Traun. On April 24, the groups for the preliminary round were drawn. Now the EHF confirmed the official match schedule. Group A and B will play at the HAKA-Arena in Traun, group C and D at the TIPS-Arena in Linz.The Men´s 20 EHF EURO 2014 will be played in the format of a tournament with 16 teams consisting of a preliminary round, main round, placement matches, semi-finals and finals.The preliminary round will be played in four groups consisting of four teams each, in which all teams compete against each other. The teams ranked 1 and 2 from each group after the preliminary round qualify for the main round. These teams keep their points from the matches against opponents who also go through to the main round.The main round will be played in two groups with four teams in each group. The winners and second ranked teams from group A and B play against each other in the main round in Traun. The winners and second ranked teams from group C and D will stay in Linz for the main round. The first and second ranked teams in the main round play semi-finals. The first ranked team from one group plays against the second ranked team from the other group and vice versa.The semi-finals and the final will be played in Linz. The placement matches will be played in Linz and Traun.TRAUN: Group A: Spain, France, FYR Macedonia, NorwayTRAUN: Group B: Denmark, Switzerland, Serbia, EstoniaLINZ: Group C: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, BelarusLINZ: Group D: Sweden, Slovenia, Israel, Hungary25.000 spectators are expected in Linz and TraunThe Men’s 20 EHF EURO marks the fifth time Austria hosts a major European handball tournament, having previously hosted the Women’s 17 EHF EURO 2005, the Men’s 20 EHF EURO 2006, the Men’s EHF EURO 2010 and the Men’s 18 EHF EURO 2012.For the duration of the upcoming event the Austrian Handball Federation expects 25,000 spectators showing up in Linz and Traun.
Quel bilan carbone pour la campagne présidentielle ?Le cabinet d’expertise B&L évolution s’est amusé à établir un bilan carbone de cinq des dix principaux candidats à l’élection présidentielle. Le cabinet d’expertise B&L évolution a décidé d’établir un bilan carbone de cinq des dix candidats à l’élection présidentielle, écartant volontairement, au vu des sondages, ceux qui ne devraient pas atteindre les 5%. En effet, sous ce plafond, les candidats sont soumis à des contraintes financières plus fortes, ce qui limite de facto leur activité et donc leurs émissions de CO2.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Le but de cet exercice, souligne le cabinet cité par l’AFP, est avant tout d’établir un état zéro des campagnes électorales pour évaluer ce qu’il est possible de faire en termes de réduction lors de prochaines élections. On apprend ainsi que la campagne de François Hollande est celle qui génère le plus de CO2. Selon Charles-Adrien Louis, qui a réalisé le baromètre, les émissions carbone du candidat socialiste entre le 20 mars et le 15 avril représentent l’équivalent de quelque 300 tours du monde en voiture contre 268 pour Nicolas Sarkozy (UMP) et 206 pour Jean-Luc Mélenchon (Front de gauche).Les émissions de CO2 sont dues aux meetings qui comprennent le transport des spectateurs, aux affiches et aux tracts avec leur impression, ainsi que les professions de foi et les programmes envoyés à plusieurs millions d’exemplaires. Les meetings de François Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy et Jean-Luc Mélenchon ont généré des niveaux de gaz à effet de serre similaires, principalement émis par les transports des spectateurs. Ces GES se situent loin devant ceux de François Bayrou et de Marine Le Pen, dont les réunions publiques ont été moins fréquentées.Au final, si François Hollande est le moins bon élève du baromètre global avec un total de 3.098 tonnes équivalent CO2 (contre 2.745 tonnes pour M. Sarkozy et 2.105 tonnes pour M. Mélenchon) cela s’explique par un poste d’impression plus important. Ses 60 propositions ont été tirées à 15 millions d’exemplaires contre 6 millions pour la Lettre aux Français de Nicolas Sarkozy.Le 17 avril 2012 à 13:45 • Maxime Lambert
The Indian defender has insisted that his national team will give the United Arab Emirates a real fight in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.India and the United Arab Emirates will face off tomorrow in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.And for defender Pritam Kotal, this means his team will have to give everything if they want a new victory.“We have our plans for the UAE game. You will be able to see them while we implement it on the pitch,” Kotal told India TV News.AIFF wants to change the face of Indian football Manuel R. Medina – August 7, 2019 The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is working closely with FIFA in order to fix the state of football in the country that has two first division football leagues.“They are a very good side. We have a lot of respect for them. But we are ready to give it a real fight.”“Before the Thailand game, would anybody have said that it was going to be easy? Every match is tough,” he explained.“We expect UAE to be a tough game too. They are the hosts. We have to fight in every game and aim to take three points.”
Last week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) voiced strong opposition to a cap on the price of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS), an action that would significantly undermine the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).Biodiesel is a significant market for domestic soybean oil and analysis from the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES) shows that if caps are placed on RINs, up to 300 million gallons in biomass-based diesel volumes would be lost each year as these volumes would no longer be utilized for compliance with the RFS conventional biofuels requirements.Take Action:ASA is partnering with NBB to take action and remind the president that RFS is working and capping RIN prices will undercut the RFS. You can take action through NBB’s system here: http://p2a.co/45hHksf.Additionally, we encourage you to Tweet at the President to gain attention over the weekend. Sample tweets below.@RealDonaldTrump soybean farmers need you to keep your campaign promise and protect the #RFS by opposing RIN caps!RIN caps = #biodiesel demand destruction @ReadDonaldTrump protect the #RFS and oppose RIN caps.#Rural economies depend on demand for #soybean oil, and RIN caps will destroy biodiesel demand. @RealDonaldTrump, support rural America, oppose RIN caps.Please reach out to Tom Hance (email@example.com) in ASA’s Washington office if you have any questions.
Staff Sergeant Brabander was assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-JBer-Soldier-killed-in-non-combat-accident.mp3VmJennifer-on-JBer-Soldier-killed-in-non-combat-accident.mp300:00RPd Governor Bill Walker ordered that United States and Alaska flags be immediately lowered to half-staff in honor of Brabander: “Staff Sergeant David Brabander died in service to his country, fellow Alaskans and his family.” In March 2012, he enlisted in the Army in Anchorage, and was then stationed in Hawaii. In November 2015, Brabander was assigned to U.S. Army Alaska. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Army Staff Sergeant David Brabander, 24, of Wasilla, died on December 11, while deployed in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.Photo courtesy of U.S. Army AlaskaAccording to Military reports, he died Monday in a rollover crash in Nangarhar Province that was not related to combat. According to military reports the cause of the crash is being investigated. Flags should return to full staff at sunset on Friday, December 15.
Sayeed KhokonDhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Monday launched a crash course on identifying and exterminating the larvae of Aedes mosquitoes to fight dengue fever, reports UNB.Inaugurating the programme, DSCC mayor Sayeed Khokon said there has been some increases in the number of dengue-affected patients this year comparing to past two/three years but there is nothing to get panicky about it.Mayor also said there are no Chikungunya cases this year as opposed to last year.He requested the people to raise awareness by removing abandoned tires, flower tubs, stored air conditioner water from their homes.The mayor also instructed everyone not to allow water to be stored at a specific location for more than five days, as doing so may increase the risk of Aedes mosquito breeding.
It’s a best case scenario for baseball, with a Game 7 tonight in Cleveland. People are killing Joe Maddon this morning for going to Aroldis Chapman last night while leading 7-2, and leaving him in the game until the 9th. Colin agrees with Maddon for going with Chapman to secure the win and guarantee a Game 7. When the season is on the line, you empty the bag to get to a Game 7. Managers that worry about pitching rotations and rest, with the season on the line, are sitting at home like Dusty Baker.“Bringing Aroldis Chapman in, in the 7th inning, there is no argument. That is what you do. 2 outs, runners at 1st and 2nd. You lead 7-2. But, the best batter for the Indians, Francisco Lindor, is coming up. Double makes 7-2, 7-4. Another walk, tying run comes up. With your history? Empty the bag. You get to a Game 7.”Even though Colin agrees with Maddon’s pitching move last night, he thinks the Indians have the Game 7 advantage with starter Corey Kluber, Andrew Miller and the rest of the Cleveland bullpen rested and ready to go. He likes the Tribe at home to win Game 7 and the championship, but wouldn’t mind seeing the Cubs prove him wrong.Washington was ranked 5th in the first college football, and some are up and arms because the Huskies are undefeated, but upon closer inspection their schedule doesn’t stack up, and one-loss Texas A&M deserves to be ranked ahead of them at this point. Colin isn’t in the business of rewarding bad out of conference schedules, and although Washington is better than Fake I.D.’s Iowa or Nebraska, they still shouldn’t be rewarded for playing cupcakes.“Washington has played a garbage out of conference schedule. Struggled to win at awful Arizona. And we now know that Stanford and Oregon aren’t very good.”Guests:Ray Lewis – Two-time Super Bowl champion is in-studio discussing the difference between friends and teammates, why he can’t stand Jamie Collins’ comments that he’d rather play video games than football, his take on Cam’s comments blaming the officials, and why he doesn’t think officials give Cam his due.Joel Klatt – Fox Sports College Football Analyst is in-studio to talk about his issues with the initial College Football Playoff Rankings, why he thinks the selection process is flawed, push back against Colin’s opinion that Washington isn’t a Top 5 team, and his highly anticipated Almost Upset of the Week.Miesha Tate – UFC fighter and former bantamweight champ is in-studio to look ahead to her upcoming UFC 205 fight against Raquel Pennington at Madison Square Garden, explain why she chose to be a UFC fighter, what it’s like to walk out for a big fight, whether she prefers a chokehold or a knock out, and why her relationship with Ronda Rousey is so complicated.Tom Verducci – Fox Sports Baseball Analyst joins the show to preview World Series Game 7, discuss what he makes of Maddon’s use of Aroldis Chapman in Game 6, who he thinks has the edge in the deciding game, how the scope of this game is so massive, and why he thinks Jake Arrieta could pitch tonight for the Cubs after starting last night.Aaron Eckhart – Actor and star of Bleed for This is in-studio discussing his new movie about boxer Vinny Pazienza, his role in the movie as trainer Kevin Rooney, how he changed his body for the role, his recent role in Sully, and why it’s different working with Tom Hanks.
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 04, 2015 Toshiba Unveils Fully Integrated Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction FIRST technology enhances CT image quality and lowers dose Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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No related posts. Based on the overall movement of the house and the degree of swing to the hanging lamps, the second earthquake of June 2013 felt in the Arenal Area exceeded 4.0 on the Richter Scale. It was biphasic, but short, lasting only 16 seconds. As yet, no word of increased activity in Volcan Arenal. Some new steam vents have opened this year, but none of the spectacular nighttime lava flows so beloved by the Tourism Ministry and local businesses. With the increase in seismic activity, we may again view one of Nature’s most awesome displays of power.The June meeting of Ladies of the Lake, hosted by Ruth Fountaine, focused on the initial planning for this year’s Christmas Bazaar. It will be held at the Feria location at Five Corners on December 8 instead of the Plaza del Café as in years past. Kudos to the Imperial Brewing Company of Costa Rica for donating 25 tents to the event.One of the more important phrases in Spanish that visitors should learn here is, “ Dos Imperiales, por favor.”It’s never too early to offer prayers for good weather. Last year the weather was perfect and attendance was great. Proceeds from the Bazaar provide much of the funding for the community projects supported by Ladies of the Lake. The next meeting of LOL will be Thursday, July 18 at 11:30 a.m. Call Rene Aoki for location of the meeting: 8388-3891.Hopes for an asphalt surface to the road from Nuevo Arenal to Guatuso have succumbed to budgetary restrictions. However, the improvements as completed have cut the travel time over the 25 kilometers in half. Thanks to Conavi, Mopt and the Transportation Ministry for a job well done.-William & Jean Priestjean_pri@msn.com Facebook Comments
Related posts:Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat Hurricane Otto caused $15 million in losses for Costa Rican coffee sector Costa Rica evaluates lifting ban on Mexican avocados Mexico takes Costa Rica ban on avocados to World Trade Organization A joint program of the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry (MAG) and the Economy and Industry Ministry (MEIC) seeks to promote the production and marketing of pesticide-free rice in the country.Officials from both ministries recently presented the results of a four-year project developed in Cañas, in the province of Guanacaste, which resulted in a new product they call EcoArroz (Eco Rice).Project manager Andrés Vásquez developed the organic production system of EcoArroz to “preserve the soil’s natural cycle and respect the ecosystem,” the ministries reported.Environmentally friendly riceVásquez explained that instead of using pesticides to control pests and diseases, the project used plants and insects as natural barriers to protect rice crops. The process also allowed them keep the production cycle as natural as possible, he said.Farmers used wasps and ladybugs, which feed on the mites and larvae that damage rice crops.They also transformed farm waste into organic fertilizers and developed an optimized water system for irrigation.According to Vásquez, contrary to popular belief, the lack of chemicals does not alter the shelf life of rice; “on the contrary, it provides more minerals and the rice is more nutritious.”The ministries hired a private laboratory to independently audit the production process. PrimusLabs, the selected company, collected rice samples before the harvest. Their analises certified that the rice was 100 percent free of any traces of pesticides.DistributionThe pesticide-free certification allowed the project to move to the marketing stage. The organic rice is available at various supermarkets across the country, under the Sabanero EcoArroz brand. Sabanero sales manager Jorge del Pozo said that the retail price is very accessible, considering the high production cost of the product: an 1.8-kilogram bag costs ₡1,540 (approximately $2.80).Rice is an essential product in the Costa Rican diet, and many families eat it two or three times a day.Projections from the National Rice Corporation (CONARROZ) state that Ticos are expected to consume 340,000 metric tons of rice in the 2016-2017 rice season that started in July.Current production supplies just over half of the national demand. Earlier this month, the Agriculture Ministry signed a decree authorizing the import of 73,000 metric tons required to cover the estimated consumption for the first half of 2017.Economy Minister Welmer Ramos said Costa Rica has committed to develop efficient farming through environmentally sustainable practices.“We are strongly encouraging innovation and the dissemination of new production processes and practices,” he said. Facebook Comments
Businesses are being encouraged to boost their business and celebrate their achievements in this year’s prestigious City of Sydney Business Awards, with nominations opening on June 29.The fourth annual Sydney Business Awards present numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs to benchmark their business, raise profile and build better relationships with customers and others within the community. Alex Riggs, winner of the 2012 Business of the Year award and founder of Oobi Baby and Kids said: “It’s an award that allows for diversity and has thrust us onto a world stage where we are instantly recognised as being at the top of our field and highly regarded by the judges and our peers.“It’s a great idea for businesses to enter because of the broad range of categories. The businesses that enter have a common thread of drive, passion and excellence. Win or lose, you will liaise with people with a similar goal – a successful business that takes into account sustainability, technology, financial viability, social awareness and community.”Last year, a record 640 small to medium businesses were nominated and almost 67,000 votes cast across 22 categories focussing on retail fashion, food and beverage, restaurants, small bars, tourism, accommodation, online businesses and more.Categories of highest distinction include the ANZ Fast Starter Award, the Lord Mayor’s Sustainability Award, Small Business of the Year and Business of the Year.Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said: “As Australia’s global city, it is essential we foster and develop our business talents. Our small-to-medium businesses strengthen the city’s diverse economy, provide innovation and create many thousands of jobs. That’s why the City is committed to supporting them.”. The Awards Director, Bill Baggitt, said: “The Awards create points of connection for local businesses to customers, stakeholders and to the communities their firms’ contribute to.. Past participants tell us they derived real business benefits from involvement, and had some fun along the way.” To be eligible for the 2012 Awards, businesses must have fewer than 200 full-time employees and be located within the 33 suburbs of the City of Sydney Local Government Area. Nominations and voting will be open from 29 June to 10 August. Winners will be announced at the annual Gala Awards Dinner on 10 October at The Westin Sydney, hosted by Sunrise host and small business commentator David Koch. The official media launch will take place at 10:00 am Friday 29 June, at Sydney Town Hall, hosted by Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Source = City of Sydney