Share 15 Views no discussions LocalNews Calls for Food and Nutrition security to be given priority on a regional level by: – October 12, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Image via: zunia.orgStake holders in the Agriculture Industry wants Food and Nutrition security to be given priority on a regional level. That topic was given much attention during a farmer’s forum which formed part of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture.Program Manager for the Agriculture Industry at the Caricom secretariat Sergio Garcia says climate smart technologies must be implemented to move the sector forward. “The meeting agreed that agriculture is a very important sector which plays a functional role in terms of development, rural development, governance, income generation, environment management and economic activity. Therefore it was agreed that the principle priority is to having food and nutrition security, not only on a national level but a regional level,” he said.He says shipment of produce is also a major concern for farmers in the region. “The forum agreed that we need to look at climate change technologies and use them properly. The forum also agreed that attention must be paid to sick management. In this area we are speaking about preventative measures to be utilized. We also spoke about post harvest technologies,” he said.Dominica Vibes News
The Gibson Theatre in Batesville is getting assistance from the City of Batesville. Council members unanimously approved a grant last night that gives the cinema additional funding in order to purchase a digital projector.The historic downtown theater raised nearly $33,000 through an online donation page, fundraising events and contributions from local residents and organizations.With a used digital projector costing upward of $45,000, owner Kim Powell and theater supporter Dave Johnston were in front of city council Monday night. The Gibson has recently become a non-profit organization and legalities surrounding the process came into question by council prior to the grant being awarded.Pending approval from City attorney Lynn Fledderman, the theater will receive $12,500 through the Belterra riverboat revenue-sharing fund.City Council President Gene Lambert remarked, “The Gibson Theatre is a landmark, similar to the Sherman House. When we talk about small communities, it is an asset that we have and an upgrade that we need.”
ABBOTT, Texas (Feb. 4) – The 2015 race season is the second in a five-year agreement making Mach-1 of Abbott, Texas, title sponsor of IMCA’s Sport Compact division.Mach-1 will provide a portion of the $1,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in final national standings for the 4-cylinder class in 2015. The Gary Mach-owned company began giving Sport Compact contingencies in 2009, first put its name on the division in 2011 and inked the new five-year contract in 2014. Sport Compact champions were crowned at 41 tracks in 10 states in last year. One hundred and nineteen different drivers have now won one or more of the 200 track or special series titles awarded since IMCA began sanctioning the division in 2006. More information about Mach-1 support and consulting services is available by calling 254 826-5848.All drivers in the division are required to display two Mach-1 decals on their race car to be eligible. “The Mach-1 program is crucial for our Sport Compact members because it puts cash in their pocket not only at our national banquet, but during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s as well,” pointed out IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They’ve been the only title sponsor this division has ever known and we are pleased to be able to market that well into the foreseeable future.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Warren Hill dragged the ball out from the back of the goal with his stick and flipped it up and into his hand.Forty-six seconds had elapsed since the beginning of the second half. And just a few minutes had gone by since Syracuse’s backup goalkeeper was taken aback when he heard he’d be replacing Bobby Wardwell.“I was like, ‘All right, yep,’” the soft-spoken Hill said, recounting the moment of hearing that news when he walked into the locker room at halftime.After the starting goalkeeper Wardwell allowed 10 of the 13 shots he faced on goal to get past him, SU head coach John Desko decided he wanted to change things up. Hill made five saves on 12 opportunities, but had trouble assisting in the SU clears. The combined effort led to a 17-15 loss for No. 2 Syracuse (8-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) to No. 4 North Carolina (12-1, 3-0) at Fetzer Field on Saturday afternoon.When asked if he would reconsider the goalkeeper situation ahead of SU’s home game on Tuesday against Hobart, Desko said he planned to look at it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just wanted a change to get a spark since they were scoring so easily,” Desko said. “That was a little tough since we’d won so many faceoffs early. We missed all our shots, they made their shots and we didn’t have too many saves out of Bob.”The scoring started four minutes in when Shane Simpson came from around the goal and whipped a shot past Wardwell, who tried to close the five-hole as the ball whipped past him to the right. Wardwell was still looking to the sun when Chad Tutton zipped an underhand sweeper past him as he fell to his knees. Tutton then ripped a shot over Wardwell’s stick four minutes after that to open up the three-goal lead.Desko said he wasn’t sure that the sun had much to do with it, though, since graduate assistant Dominic Lamolinara noted to him that Wardwell was moving in the right direction — just not making the play.“We almost hit every shot in the first quarter,” said UNC attack Luke Goldstock, who finished with four goals. “I think our coach put together a really good scout on where the goalie was weak, and I think this is the first game where we followed it 100 percent. I don’t think we put any near his stick.”Goldstock lit up Hill to start the second half with three goals in the first 6:20 of the third quarter. Hill made some nice saves late in the game — including one on a point-blank attempt that tipped off the stick.But he also struggled with clearing the ball. After he threw a pass that Brandon Mullins couldn’t handle, Mullins was trucked and UNC picked up the ball. Hill had never gotten back into his goal and Joey Sankey plopped in an empty-netter to stop a 4-1 SU run and give the Tar Heels a 16-11 lead with just under 10 minutes to play.Wardwell came back in for Hill with 1:52 to play because Desko wanted a goalkeeper that could run its red dog defense — a concept that involves one defender and the goalie pressuring the ball handler.Even with the late switch, Hill was the lesser of two evils facing a North Carolina team that at times scored at will. Hill did well in the fourth to keep SU afloat, helping to negate a 17-shot quarter, as the Orange outscored the Tar Heels 6-3.Desko acknowledged that Hill played well. But Hill knew that he didn’t do enough.“My clearing could have been a lot better today and communication,” he said. “And I could have obviously just stopped the ball.” Comments
It is that time of year again- time, that is, for The Conwal Singers’ annual carol concert!This highly popular Christmas event features many beautiful Christmas carols which we all know and love such as Silent Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem and O Come all ye Faithful.But as always The Singers will be bringing us some less familiar, but very beautiful carols. Listen out for some Tchaikovsky and a Russian version of The Hail Mary by Rachmaninoff.This exciting programme also includes special guests Eamon Hutchinson, baritone, Martin McGinley, and students of the well-known couple Víctor Yélamo and his wife Orsi, namely The Donegal String Quartet and The Killybegs duo.The concert finishes off what has been a fantastic 10th year for the Singers who were selected to represent Ulster in the ‘An Island Sings’ project in the National Concert Hall in March.Keep an eye out for details of their 10th anniversary celebration concert next year!The Conwal Singer’s’ Christmas concert takes place tomorrow evening, Wednesday 18 December at pm in Conwal Church, Letterkenny with doors opening at 7.30pm. Don’t miss the Conwal Singers’ famous Christmas carol service was last modified: December 17th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Mountain gorillas are threatened bydeforestation as the region’s growinghuman population competes for resources.(Image: Craig R. Sholley, AWF) MEDIA CONTACTS • Faustin KarasiraKwita Izina coordinator+250 57 65 14 or +250 08 35 50 53Janine ErasmusRwanda’s annual baby gorilla naming ceremony took place earlier in June, with 18 of the endangered primate babies receiving names.The Kwita Izina is the annual national festival that brings conservationists and gorilla enthusiasts from all over the world, to the village of Kinigi, located in Musanze District, at the foot of the Virunga Mountains in the north of the country.This year’s event, the sixth edition, attracted not only visitors from China, Japan and the US, but also high-profile guests including Rwandan president Paul Kagame, the UN Environmental Programme’s (UNEP) executive director Achim Steiner, and American actor Don Cheadle, star of the 2004 genocide-focused hit Hotel Rwanda and a Goodwill Ambassador for UNEP.The 2010 World Environment Day was also celebrated at the event.“We believe that protecting the environment entails, among other things, empowering communities so that they change their attitudes and find alternative livelihoods that can promote sustainable and equitable development. And we are making headway,” said Kagame.Naming the gorillasThe baby gorillas born in the first half of 2010 were named Agashya, Agatako, Gasore, Icyamamare, Igihembo, Imbuto, Inshuti, Inyungu, Isabukuru, Isoko, Murakaza, Ntambara, Teta, Turate, Ubuhamya, Umurage, Wakawaka, and Zoya,Various agencies and governments were allotted their own gorilla – the Democratic Republic of Congo named its gorilla Igihembo (gift); while the Ugandan gorilla was named Isabukuru (anniversary). The US government named its gorilla Ubuhamya (testimony), and the Energy Globe Award named its baby Gasore (young man).The Rwandan Speaker of Parliament Rose Mukantabana named a baby Icyamamare (celebrity), and UNEP’s gorilla was named Umurage (legacy).Internet users from across the world were also given a chance to vote for a name through the UNEP’s website. Of the four suggestions – Yoda, Zoya, Ijabo and Hitamo – the people’s choice was Zoya.The world’s children, too, were given an opportunity to choose a name, and they voted for “Wakawaka”, which means “to light up” in Swahili. The term is also the title of the official 2010 Fifa World Cup song, which is performed by Colombian singer Shakira and South African outfit Freshlyground.“The US is trailing, in this regard, behind Rwanda,” said Cheadle. “To see their ability to get ahead of the curve should be an inspiration to other countries in the world to do the same and avail themselves of the resources that they have to address this problem.”Traditional ceremonyThe Kwita Izina (to give a name) is a traditional ceremony that has existed in Rwandan culture and society for hundreds of years, and was adopted three decades ago by the Rwandan Office of Tourism and National Parks as part of its gorilla conservation strategy.The ceremony remained an internal function until 2005 when the organisation decided to launch it internationally, with the aim of promoting awareness of the plight of the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), one of the two Eastern gorilla subspecies, and the desperate need to protect them. The ceremony took its official name, Kwita Izina, in 2007.The theme of the inaugural event was “Ensure the future of the mountain gorillas of Rwanda”. The next year’s theme was “Recognise the role of the international tourists who selected Rwanda as destination” while the theme for 2007 was “Caring for wildlife concerns us all”. The theme for 2008 was “Working together to conserve our wildlife”.At the first five events 30, 12, 23, 20, and 18 mountain gorillas received names respectively. Last year’s event coincided with the UN-declared International Year of the Gorilla, and carried the theme “Celebrating the Year of the Gorilla”.The theme for 2010 was “Raising global awareness of biodiversity conservation as we give names to our baby gorillas”.Gorilla havenThe Virunga Mountains span three countries. They are a branch of the Albertine Rift, part of East Africa’s Great Rift Valley, and feature eight volcanoes, of which six are dormant. There are three national parks within the range – the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo; the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda; and the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in UgandaThe Virungas are famous as the last haven on earth for the mountain gorilla, which is listed as endangered on the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. About 750 individuals still exist, more than half in Virunga National Park and the rest in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, about 35km away – there is speculation that this population might be a separate subspecies, but to date this has not been established.The Karisoke Research Centre, established by renowned primatologist Dian Fossey in 1967, is here in the Volcanoes National Park. The facility takes its name from the two peaks between which it sits – Mount Karisimbi and Mount Visoke.Karisoke holds a massive amount of priceless data on mountain gorillas in its 40-year-old database, including information on gorilla behaviour and everyday life, their habitats, and conversation efforts and results.
South Africa kept its fourth position out of 54 countries in the 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released on Monday, and edged up in the safety and rule of law category. South Africa’s ranking on the 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance didn’t remains at fourth spot as last year. Slight improvements have been made to the country’s rule of law and rural sector. (Images: Brand South Africa) • Piketty’s focus on inequality may also set a blueprint for the study of economics • We look up to you: Ibrahim • Active citizenship in South Africa at a healthy level • South Africa rises 7 places in annual WEF Global Competitiveness Index • What South Africa can learn from Piketty about addressing inequality Shamin ChibbaSouth Africa has kept its fourth position out of 54 countries on the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), while gaining ground in the safety and rule of law category. According to the 2015 IIAG, released in London on Monday 5 October, the country’s overall score increased by 0.2 points from 72.8 in 2013 to 73 in 2014.This follows an improved performance in the 2015/16 World Economic Forum annual Global Competitiveness Index, released last week, which saw South Africa rise seven places from 56 to 49 of 140 countries.The Ibrahim Index ranks a country’s overall governance within the African context. It is organised into four distinct conceptual categories: economic opportunity, safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, and human development.The IIAG, produced annually since 2007, is one of the key initiatives the Mo Ibrahim Foundation – established by Sudanese-British mobile communications mogul Mo Ibrahim – uses to improve governance and leadership in Africa.Improved data this year allows South Sudan, Africa’s newest country, to be included in the index, together with its northern neighbour Sudan.South Africa’s law, safety improvingWithin the safety and rule of law category, South Africa’s increasing standards were reflected in the score, moving from 66.9 in 2013 to 68.4 in 2014.While the country’s business environment remains stable, its rural sector improved from 59.8 in the previous index to 62.3 this year.According to a statement from the Ibrahim Foundation, the gap in overall governance between the regions is widening, with Southern Africa still the best performing region with an average of 58.9. “[They are] followed by West Africa (52.4), North Africa (51.2) and East Africa (44.3). Central Africa is the lowest ranking region with an average score of 40.9, and is the only region to have deteriorated since 2011.”There has also been a marginal improvement in Africa’s overall governance. This is “underpinned by positive performances in only two categories, human development (+1.2) and participation and human Rights (+0.7)”. However, the index found both sustainable economic opportunity (-0.7) and safety and rule of law (-0.3) have deteriorated. Note that the ranking cannot be compared with previous years’ data. Annual refinements are made to the scores, and the entire IIAG dataset is revised retrospectively. Analysis above therefore draws comparisons between years based entirely on 2015 IIAG dataset. For more details on methodology, see themethodologysection of the IIAG website.
Australian great Allan Border felt India missed an opportunity to seal the Boxing Day Test against Australia and put themselves in control of the four-match series by not enforcing a follow-on on Friday. India, at the back of a fantastic 6/33 spell by Jasprit Bumrah, bowled out Australia for just 151 runs but despite a lead of 292 runs, Virat Kohli and the Indian think thank decided to bat again.As India looked to add runs on the board, Pat Cummins came up with a brilliant spell that saw him dismiss Hanuma Vihari for 13, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli for a duck and Ajinkya Rahane for 1. By stumps, India were 54/5 with a lead of 346 runs.Despite the big lead, Allan Border felt that the bowling performance might have given Australia a glimmer of hope of saving this Test.”You would like to think so [that Australia can come back into this] and I think this afternoon’s cricket has obviously given the Australia a little bit of hope but the lead now almost to that stage where it’s going to be hard to chase down. The pitch is still playing okay and we know it doesn’t deteriorate too much over here the next couple of days.India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test: DAY 3 REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD”India are still in the box seat but they’ve left the door slightly ajar for the Aussies,” Border said at the post-day show on Sony Sports.Experts and commentators were surprised that an aggressive captain like Kohli chose not to enforce the follow-on despite the big lead and when they came on to bat, Cummins’s inspired spell rolled them over.advertisementBorder was of the opinion that even though the lead was still huge, with the prediction of rain on Saturday and Sunday, it surprised him that India decided to bat again. Since Kohli has taken up Test captaincy, India have enforced follow-on five times – they won four by an innings while one was a rain-truncated draw against Bangladesh in Fatullah.”I was really surprised that follow-on wasn’t enforced given that talking about high percentage of rain on Day 5 and even tomorrow some rain. So just with that lurking in the background, I thought you’ve got all the momentum you way, you’ve bowled Australia out and Bumrah has been fantastic. You’ve only bowled like what 67 overs so I thought you could mix and match your bowlers this afternoon and get them freshen over the night and attack Australia in the morning.”So they could have had the game just about done today and even if you gotta chase, say Australia have batted extraordinarily well and you’ve got to chase 120-140, this pitch here can get those runs. Look I thought India missed an opportunity to really seal the game but they’ve still got the higher ground,” Border further said.However, Border still felt that India had the match under their grasp.”India have got the ascendency, they’ve got a fantastic bowling line-up. Bumrah has been quite phenomenal in the series and today he was tremendous. Just with that bowling attack India do have, I just think they’ll wrap this game up but as I said, just this afternoon’s cricket has given Australia a little bit of an outside chance.”Border and Michael Clarke were concerned about the Australian batting line-up and the lack of big runs especially on the top. Border even joked with Clarke that he has got to get back to batting for Australia to score big.”It’s [Australian batting] been a concern and you’ve [to Clarke] been watching the last 19 Test matches, I think we’ve made like one Test hundred in that time. I mean you’re not going to win many games with that kind of scenario.”You’ve [to Clarke] got to strap back your pads yourself, you’ve been practicing in the nets, haven’t you?” Border joked.Also Read | India vs Australia: Jasprit Bumrah does what Waqar, Wasim and Vaas could not doAlso Read | Tim Paine trolls Rishabh Pant: MS Dhoni back in the ODI side, want to play for Hobart?Also Read | Rohit Sharma responds to Tim Paine’s IPL banter: If he gets a hundred, we’ll buy himAlso See:
“With more staff we will be able to cover more communities to identify breeding sites that we had missed before,” he said. Story Highlights Mr. Morris informed JIS News that the mosquito population had increased with the recent heavy rains, and the HOPE programme workers, who begin their rounds today (October 8), will help in the Department’s vector control efforts. Vector Control Officer at the Westmoreland Health Department, Ryan Morris, says the Aedes Aegypti mosquito population in the parish should decrease with the help of the second cohort of 25 Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme vector control workers. Vector Control Officer at the Westmoreland Health Department, Ryan Morris, says the Aedes Aegypti mosquito population in the parish should decrease with the help of the second cohort of 25 Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme vector control workers.Mr. Morris informed JIS News that the mosquito population had increased with the recent heavy rains, and the HOPE programme workers, who begin their rounds today (October 8), will help in the Department’s vector control efforts.“With more staff we will be able to cover more communities to identify breeding sites that we had missed before,” he said.Mr. Morris said he is hoping that participants in the 12-week programme will assist the Department to get the mosquito population down, noting that with the addition of 25 workers, more stringent checks can be done to even more areas in the parish.He also advised that plans are in place to have thorough once-per-week inspections of typical mosquito breeding sites in various Westmoreland communities, to ensure that the population stays down, as well as to ensure that residents are applying the information given to them by vector control workers.The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is responsible for the spread of the dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses.The second phase of the HOPE programme ends on December 28.
Twitter Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: This weekend, Don McKellar’s apocalyptic directorial debut Last Night continues 11 straight Saturdays of classic Canadian on the CBC. But before the big show, McKellar himself will sit down for an interview on the latest episode of The Filmmakers, CBC Arts’ new film talk show. And in the above video, we’re offering up a little tease, which includes some sound advice for any Canadians wanting to follow in McKellar’s footsteps.“If you want to just make money, then you should go to the States, because you’re not going to do that here,” McKellar says. “What you do have that to compensate for that is control, and the possibility to work with likeminded people and create a vision together that is distinctive.” Advertisement