first_imgMinister Kellier Commends Broiler Companies for Price Reductions AgricultureJanuary 9, 2015Written by: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries RelatedGovt Looking to Use Mined-Out Lands for Bamboo Cultivation Story HighlightsMinister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is commending the companies for their reduction in the price of chicken meat and other products to consumers.This week Jamaica Broilers announced that effective Friday, January 9 it would reduce the price of its supply of Grade A whole chicken by $3.00 per kilogram.Caribbean Broilers has announced that effective Monday, January 12, 2015, the price of its Grade A chicken meat will see a reduction of $4.90 per kilo. Advertisements RelatedFarmers Urged To Increase Production to Supply Bethel Town Sorrel Plant FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedLocal Bamboo Ketchup Now Available Minister Kellier Commends Broiler Companies for Price ReductionsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay In the wake of recent announcements by Jamaica Broilers Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is commending the companies for their reduction in the price of chicken meat and other products to consumers. and Caribbean Broilers, Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is commending the companies for their reduction in the price of chicken meat and other products to consumers.This week Jamaica Broilers announced that effective Friday, January 9 it would reduce the price of its supply of Grade A whole chicken by $3.00 per kilogram, while Caribbean Broilers has announced that effective Monday, January 12, 2015, the price of its Grade A chicken meat will see a reduction of $4.90 per kilo. Caribbean Broilers also announced that a number of its products would also see price reductions, including sausages, eggs, Nutramix Feeds, baby chicks, and Copperwood Pork foods.In welcoming the price reductions to consumers, Minister Kellier said he would also encourage the companies to continue to reduce prices as grain and other commodity prices continue to fall on the international market.In addition, the agriculture minister is urging other companies to follow the example set by Jamaica Broilers and Caribbean Broilers and is appealing to all Jamaicans to support local companies by eating what we grow. Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Labour and Social Security, the Hon. Derrick Kellier.last_img read more

first_imgFeatured image: Stock Representatives of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) recently attended the CSIR-hosted Switzerland Global Enterprises (SGE) Cleantech mission to promote trade and Research and Development in the clean technology and energy efficiency industries. Part of the mission was to seek opportunities for partnerships between South Africa and Switzerland.There is an ever-greater demand for clean technology for those technologies, manufacturing processes and services that use available resources efficiently and/or help protect and maintain natural resources. According to Cleantech, Swiss companies are leading the way in clean technology worldwide. Read more: Davos recognises sustainable mobility through e-vehicle innovationClean technology falls directly within SANEDI’s remit, as it includes the following segments:Air and environmentDisaster preventionEnergy transportation and storageEnergy productionEnergy efficiencyMobilitySite remediationRecycling and wasteWater and wastewater“The opportunity to interact with world experts in these fields was an invaluable occasion and one that we welcomed,” says Dr Thembakazi Mali, interim CEO at SANEDI.“Our Renewable Energy Centre of Research and Development is specifically focused on support and coordination of renewable energy research and development throughout South Africa. SANEDI also strives to implement cleaner mobility solutions, focused mainly on cities and other niche markets.“We look forward to closer ties and opportunities in the coming months with Swiss and South African partnerships,” Mali concluded. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Finance and Policy Generation BRICScenter_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA TAGSDr Thembakazi Malienergy efficiencyEnergy productionEnergy transportation and storageSANEDI Previous articleESI Africa 2019 media information now availableNext articleSAWEA appoints new Chair Guest ContributorThe views expressed in this article by the author are not necessarily those of the publishers and/or association partners. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher and editors cannot be held responsible for any inaccurate information supplied and/or published. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

first_imgExtron just introduced the SoundField XD model SF 26CT LP, a low profile 6.5” two-way ceiling speaker featuring a 4.2” (107-millimeter) deep composite back can for use in restricted height plenum environments. The driver complement includes a 6.5” (165-mm) woofer coupled to a 3/4” (19 mm) ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter. The SF 26CT LP offers both direct 8-ohm and 70/100 volt operation with a behind-the-grille, six-position power selector switch. With high impedance taps at 8, 16, 32 and 64 watts, the SF 26CT LP is ideal for applications that require a high power distributed speaker system in plenum spaces that will not accommodate a taller back can.The SF 26CT LP continues the new paradigm in speaker technology for ProAV applications that began with the Extron SF 26CT.last_img read more

first_imgThe new tools – the Vertical Lift Assistant for single lifts and the Tandem Lift Assistant for lifts involving two cranes – now help to further increase accuracy and safety when lifting heavy and outsize cargoes. In addition, the Tandem Lift Assistant enables terminal operators to synchronise lifts with two Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes with the full capacity of both cranes. Demag Cranes says that it has an excellent track record with Gottwald cranes used in heavy lift applications, including tandem lifts. To date, these tandem lifts have been manually operated. The company says that the launch of the two new modules represents a further step forwards in ensure accurate and safe loading. Vertical Lift Assistant and Tandem Lift Assistant have been launched as new modules in Gottwald’s Visumatic® Crane Management System, the visualisation and control system. The Vertical Lift Assistant is a crucial aid when it comes to single heavy lifts, where absolute accuracy is mandatory. It ensures that no load sway can occur when lifting off the ground, even when the crane driver does not have a clear view. By means of rope inclination sensors fitted to the boom tip, the Vertical Lift Assistant automatically ensures that the boom tip is positioned exactly vertically over the load to prevent unwanted lateral movement after lifting the cargo off the ground, and thus helps to avoid collisions and damage to the load. The Tandem Lift Assistant is designed to perform computer-assisted, synchronous tandem lifts, with one crane operator controlling the two cranes, addressing risk factors that could be experienced in moves involving multiple cranes, such as lateral forces, overturning moments, deviations in crane speed and other such events. Demag says that the Tandem Lift Assistant eliminates the need for de-rating the maximum crane capacity which is recommended or even prescribed by regulations in view of the complexity of multiple crane lifts in cases where these risk factors cannot be adequately monitored. In accordance with the ISO 12480-1 regulations for multiple lifting, the Tandem Lift Assistant allows operation of two Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes in tandem up to their full working load. Consequently it is not only technically possible but also in line with regulations to lift up to 400 tonnes. A central aspect of the new Tandem Lift Assistant is synchronous crane operation. This is achieved via state-of-the-art hardware and software provided by Demag Cranes, including the Vertical Lift Assistant. The complete system has been designed in compliance with high safety standards, i.e. safety category 3 according to the European standard EN 954-1 “Safety of machinery – Safety-related parts of control systems” (which is to be replaced by EN ISO 13849-1 in 2012). As well as fitting new cranes with the new control tools upon request, Demag Cranes will be offering the Vertical Lift Assistant and Tandem Lift Assistant as upgrades for existing Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes. The company believes that its new tools are of particular interest to terminals where heavy lifts already play a major role, but also to terminals that wish to increase their service portfolio with project cargo handling capabilities. “These control systems have been developed in response to the increasing number of heavy cargo shipments and to our customers’ wishes to further optimise their operating efficiency,” emphasised Giuseppe di Lisa, senior vice president, head of product management port & intermodal cranes.last_img read more

first_imgOn Wednesday October 12 the City of Cape Town invited senior citizens from various old age homes in the greater Athlone area to a lunch and entertainment event at the Athlone civic centre, from 9am to 3pm. When we arrived, we were given a single cheese sandwich and a cup of tea or coffee. This was followed by hours of, apart from three or four impressive items, mediocre entertainment. The only thing that kept most people there, many of whom had had to spent upwards of R20 to R30 travelling to and from the event, was the promise of a delicious, substantial lunch… such a rare treat for many senior citizens who are expected to survive on R1 500 for an entire month. What a disappoint-ment it was to receive an unappetising container with a piece of chicken, rice and vegetables, three slices of carrots and a piece of sweet potato to be exact, which I ate simply because at that stage I was starving as was, I’m sure most every other person there, as no snacks or drinks were provided between the sandwich and lunch. There were chairs set up around the hall but no tables so we had to eat balancing the container of food on our laps. The City must really have little regard or respect for its senior citizens that they do not see the need to treat us with any dignity. It was incredibly sad to see that those who did not have a written invitation were told that they had to buy food. Food stalls were set up around the hall, but why invite people to a catered event and then sell food? It just doesn’t make any sense. As it was the middle of the month and most seniors had to already spend money to get there, I don’t see how they could still expect any of us to be able to afford to buy anything to eat. I feel very disappointed in the City. I must wonder whether the same type of poor quality event would be hosted in a more affluent area. Suzette Little, Mayoral committee member for social development and early childhood development, responds:On October 12, the City of Cape Town hosted a senior citizen event in partnership with the Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA). We were joined by Age-in-Action, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to celebrate our senior citizens and the contribution they make to our society. The event, linked to International Day of Older Persons, is one of the many ways that the City acknowledges the mothers and the fathers of our city, breaking the stigma of ageism and addressing the challenges that many of our senior citizens face. The City invited and transported 500 senior citizens from various seniors clubs across the city to the event at the Athlone civic centre. An additional 500 seniors were invited by our partners Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged. The sandwich, cup of tea, and the lunch were served according to the City’s catering policy and every effort was made to ensure quality lunch for the 500 invited seniors. The CPOA does not provide catering for their members but provided food stalls selling quality snacks, food and beverages at nominal rates. These seniors who are all members of CPOA attend this event every year and are aware of this, as it is a normal practice. The programme for the day included educational and informative talks as well as entertainment. The City is committed to its seniors and in acknowledging their contribution to society and we make every effort to provide meaningful programmes and events for our seniors.last_img read more

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A LaFollette woman refused to listen to an officer and ended up in jail.Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy John Minor was called to the home of Terri Gwen Gause on the night July 2. Gause wanted her husband removed from their property. Minor explained to her the husband had as much right over the property as she did, and since no crimes had been committed, he could not remove him. At this point, Gause became irate and started yelling and cussing, Minor told her she needed to calm down, according to the report from the sheriff’s department.The husband stated he would leave and packed a bag to do so.  That’s when Sgt. Joe Hopson arrived on the scene and as the husband was attempting to leave in a truck, Gause said he could not have any vehicles because her name was on the titles. The husband then asked Hopson if he would give him a ride to town.  As Hopson and the husband began backing down the driveway, Gause was allegedly told several times she needed to get back inside the house but refused to listen and continued down the driveway cursing at her husband based on the report. She then stepped into the road on Young Road while a car was traveling toward her.  The car had to stop.She was placed into custody for public intoxication and causing a public disturbance in the road. She resisted and yelled at her husband several more times. She was transported to the jail where she became combative with staff and spit on a corrections officer. She was sprayed with pepper spray  by jail staff, and a spit mask was put on her by jail staff.Gause, 45, 386 Young Road, LaFollette is charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/11/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img Ronaldo is on the verge of buying Real Valladolid 28/08/2018 RELATED STORIES Second place went to Dimitri Payet, who plays for Marseille, for his strike against RB Leipzig in the quarter finals of the Europa League. He received 35,558 votes. CEST And third place when to Spanish player, Eva Navarro, with 23,315 votes for her goal against Germany in the final of the U17 European Championship. The goal, which came in the quarter finals of the Champions League, was first in the poll with 197,496 votes. IN SPORT.ES Sport EN Upd. at 16:21 It’s the first time Cristiano Ronaldo has won this award. The previous winners were Leo Messi in 2015 (vs Bayern Munich) and 2016 (vs Roma) and Mario Mandzukic against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick for Real Madrid against his now current side Juventus was named as the best goal of last season according to vistors to UEFA’s website. La chilena de Ronaldo, elegida mejor gol de la temporada por UEFAlast_img read more

first_img“John is a big, strong player with a high skill level who always competes hard and Cody is a dynamic guy offensively who was probably the best skater in Junior B hockey this past season. I’m very pleased that John and Cody have chosen to take the next step in their academic and hockey careers at Selkirk College.” Proctor, a 6-foot-4 winger, scored 16 times and totalled 41 points in 36 regular season games last season and tacked on another 14 points in 23 playoff contests.Over three-plus junior seasons split between the Ice Hawks and North Delta Devils, Proctor scored 43 goals and totalled 93 points in 116 games. He also saw 49 games of postseason action, including a trip to the PIJHL finals in 2010, picking up 18 points overall. “I’m very excited to attend Selkirk College this fall to further my education and continue to play the sport I love at a competitive and high level,” said Proctor, who lists his size, shot and playmaking ability amongst his strengths.”I’m a good teammate who always puts the team first. I also consider myself a disciplined agitator; I draw a lot of penalties but rarely take any myself.” “After winning the 2012 leaque championship with the Delta Ice Hawks, I’m hungry to win another at Selkirk,” he adds.”I am also looking forward to going back to school in a disciplined but positive and fun environment.” Fidgett, a 5-foot-11 winger, netted 16 goals and 28 points in 33 regular season games before leading the Ice Hawks with 24 points in 19 PIJHL postseason appearances and six points in four games at the Cyclone Taylor Cup.In 109 games with the Ice Hawks over three-plus seasons, Fidgett scored 55 goals and totalled 87 points in 109 regular season contests and excelled during the postseason with 34 goals and 59 points in 49 playoff appearances. “I’m excited for the opportunity to play the game I’m passionate about while furthering my education,” Fidgett explaind.”I like to think of myself as an unselfish team player who can create opportunities on every shift using my speed and ability to read the play. I’m looking forward to helping my team achieve their goals while raising my level of hockey and working towards a degree in business.” Proctor and Fidgett are the 12th and 13th players to commit to the Saints for the 2012/13 season. They join a forward group that includes Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox Valley, VIJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL),Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Connor McLaughlin (Fernie Ghostriders, KIJHL), Kyle Golz (Grandview, PIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL), as well as defenceman Brett Kipling (Melville, SJHL) and Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL). The Selkirk College Saints hope two champions can bring championship experience to the West Kootenay college.Selkirk head coach Jeff Dubois is pleased to announce forwards Cody Fidgett (Richmond, B.C.) and John Proctor (Port Moody, B.C.) have committed to attend Selkirk College for the  2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season. Proctor and Fidgett recently completed their junior careers with the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Delta Ice Hawks, who they helped to a 2012 PIJHL Championship and a third place finish at the Cyclone Taylor Cup. “John and Cody both bring championship experience with a top-end junior organization in Delta,” Jeff Dubois said.last_img read more

first_imgNelson teams in action included the Nelson Leafs, Nelson Snow Tigers and Nelson Blades.,Novice teams teams from Spokane, Nakusp, Trail/Rossland and Castlegar each took to the ice for games during the Half-Ice tournament format at the NDCC and Civic Centre Arenas. The tournament boosted the population of the Heritage City for the annual event for boys and girls between the ages of five to eight years. Nelson teams in action included the Nelson Leafs, Nelson Snow Tigers and Nelson Blades. Novice teams teams from Spokane, Nakusp, Trail/Rossland and Castlegar each took to the ice for games during the Half-Ice tournament format at the NDCC and Civic Centre Arenas. The tournament boosted the population of the Heritage City for the annual event for boys and girls between the ages of five to eight years.center_img Another year and another crop of boys and girls participating at the annual Novice Half-Ice Minor Hockey tournament in Nelson.last_img read more

first_imgRacing stars Johnny Murtagh, Barry Geraghty, Ruby Walsh, Patrick Mullins, Rachael Blackmore, Jamie Codd, Chris Hayes, Niall ‘Slippers’ Madden, Willie McCreery, Sandra Hughes and Shane Foley are just some of the jockeys and trainers who have signed up for the sixth annual Jog for Jockeys 5km and 10km races at the Curragh Racecourse on Sunday 21st August. Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas winning jockey, Shane Foley was first jockey home in the 2015 10km race and is out to defend his title in this unique race at the Curragh Racecourse. The competition for the winning racing yard or stud farm team in the 5km is expected to be hotly contested. Each winning team member will each receive a €40 voucher, kindly sponsored by TRI Equestrian and a photoshoot for the yard with Alisha Flood. Teams already signed-up are: Sandra Hughes, Gordon Elliott, Ken Condon, Willie McCreery, Richard Brabazon, Darren Bunyan, Michael Halford, Alan Fleming and Johnny Murtagh. TRAMORE 12-8-2016.Racing stars are getting geared up for the 5km and 10km Jog for Jockeys at the Curragh on Sunday 21st August in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys.(L-R Back) Jonathan Moore, David Mullins, Robbie Colgan, Mark Enright, Andrew Lynch.(L-R Front) Sean Flanagan, Andrew Ring, Conor Maxwell, Ruby Walsh, Jonathan Burke.Photo HEALY RACING.center_img Ex-jockey Ken Whelan will act as MC and call both races to order and Dervla Duffy, National Elite 57kg Irish boxing champion will be on-site to provide a boxing-style warm-up. Start time for 10km run is 11am and the 5km runners will begin at 11:20am.Runners can still register online at www.jogforjockeys.ie for €20 or on the morning of the race at the Curragh Racecourse entrance building for €25. The registration desk will open at 8:30am. All monies raised will be donated to Irish Injured Jockeys. Sponsorship cards are also available online and from reception in Horse Racing Ireland at Ballymany, the Curragh, Co. Kildare.Prizes will be awarded to the first three males and females home in both races and there will also be children’s prizes and a team prize for the 5km and 10km along with this year’s new category for the winning racing yard or stud farm in the 5km race.Any runners who bring their race number to the Curragh for racing later that afternoon will get free entry to the Longines Irish Champions Weekend Trials meeting, featuring the Galileo Futurity Stakes and Debutante Stakes. The first race is at 2.15pm.Leading National Hunt Jockey, Barry Geraghty said: “I’ve run both 5km and 10km routes at Jog for Jockeys over the past five years. Whether you are a walker, jogger or serious runner, I’d encourage everyone to give Jog for Jockeys a go next Sunday. There is a great atmosphere and there is good bit of rivalry between the jockeys and trainers.  More importantly, it’s for a really worthy cause. Irish Injured Jockeys provide vital support for jockeys – all funds raised go to the injured riders who are in most need of support.”Michael Higgins, General Manager of Irish Injured Jockeys said: “With just a week to go, I’d urge as many runners and walkers to register for the 5km or 10km at www.jogforjockeys.ie. It’s a great opportunity to walk, jog or run around the iconic Curragh Racecourse and meet lots of racing stars along the routes. Online entry costs €20 or entry on the day costs €25, for either route. A team of five is €100, with the three best times to count. Children under 16 can run for free but if they would like to be in with a chance to win a prize, they can register at the junior rate of €10. We had a great turnout last year and we’re hoping for even more support this year.”All runners will receive a race t-shirt and regardless of distance, all participants will be provided with timing chips to record accurate race times. Free refreshments will also be provided.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more