Dromilly Farmers get Greenhouse

first_imgRelatedDromilly Farmers get Greenhouse RelatedDromilly Farmers get Greenhouse RelatedDromilly Farmers get Greenhouse Dromilly Farmers get Greenhouse AgricultureApril 17, 2010center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The 20 farmers affiliated with the Dromilly Agricultural Cooperative Society in Trelawny now have greenhouse technology, which is expected to boost their crop production.The facility and supplementary irrigation equipment were provided at a cost of approximately $2 million through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).Director of the CDF, Ms. Moveta Munroe officially handed over the equipment to the group on Thursday (April 15), on the eight-acre food and vegetable farm, which they operate in the community.Ms. Munroe, in her remarks, stated that the Government of Jamaica is fully committed to ensuring the sustainability of the agricultural sector.“Agriculture absorbs approximately 21 per cent of the country’s employed labour force, it provides primary products for agro industries, and accounts for a significant percentage of the island’s exports,” she said, adding that the sector remains an important contributor to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and is a key generator of foreign exchange earnings.Stating that the future of agriculture lies in the use of greenhouse technology, Ms. Munroe stated that “it offers you a high quality product that meets and exceeds standards, year round production with minimal variation in yield and quality, enhanced plant growth compared to field grown plants, and makes it easier for attendants to monitor and control pests”.“Undoubtedly, it offers you better market prices. It is the way of the future,” she noted.She commended the Dromilly farmers for their cooperative approach and urged them to always work together for the benefit of their members.Member of Parliament for North Trelawny, Dr. Patrick Harris, is his comments, said that the farmers in the parish have been receptive to the use of greenhouse technology as they look to increase production to supply the tourism sector. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Mobay Hosts International HIV Conference

first_imgMobay Hosts International HIV Conference Health & WellnessAugust 23, 2011 Advertisements By GLENIS  ROSE, JIS Reporter RelatedMobay Hosts International HIV Conference FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY — Approximately 275 delegates representing 21 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America are participating in the International HIV Management Conference, which opened at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort, Montego Bay, on Sunday August 21. The conference will continue over six days under the theme, “Harmonizing Quality Clinical Care and Laboratory Diagnostics on Behalf of Persons Most at Risk of HIV/AIDS”, and is being held in Jamaica for the first time.  It brings together three important forums: the 8th Caribbean Cytometry  and Analytical Society (CCAS) HIV/AIDS Workshop; the Jamaica National HIV/STI Programme’s 8th Annual HIV Management Workshop; and the CCAS and Caribbean Medical Laboratory Foundation’s (CLMF) Collaborative Meeting. Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, in an address read by Director of the Western Regional Health Authority, Dr. Ken-Garfield Douglas, said that an event of such magnitude, bringing together regional delegates integral to the fight against HIV and AIDS, symbolised Caribbean unity on the subject. “No country is exempt. It is thus fitting that we come together and share our knowledge, ideas and expertise, as we aim for one ultimate goal: Halting and reversing the spread of the disease,” the Minister’s statement read.  He said that, as the world inched closer to 2015, the target year for meeting the United Nations’ millennium development goal of combating HIV/AIDS, the collaboration of countries in the fight against the disease becomes even more critical. He added that operating in an environment of declining budgets, requires that countries take a unified approach on the issues. “The amalgamation of human and financial resources must become a reality, to achieve any significant decrease in individual vulnerability to HIV infection and improvement in treatment, care and support services for people living with the infection in the region,” the minister noted. He indicated that throughout the region, there was an 18 per cent decline in the number of persons reported with advanced HIV and AIDS cases in 2009, compared to the previous year. He reassured that the Government of Jamaica remains deeply committed to the fight against HIV and AIDS, and has an unfinished agenda in eliminating the stigma and discrimination against those infected and affected by the disease. He said that the Government is planning amendments to the Public Health Act, and the relevant public health regulations, as one way of moving the agenda forward. “The intention is for HIV and AIDS to remain as notifiable diseases, but certain provisions in the regulations that would be regarded as discriminatory would be removed, because they do not apply with respect to HIV and AIDS”, he disclosed. However, the Minister pointed out that the task was formidable, and requires maintaining the level the kind of resiliency which has resulted in encouraging progress, so far. RelatedMobay Hosts International HIV Conference RelatedMobay Hosts International HIV Conferencelast_img read more

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Chris Stapleton Announces ‘Starting Over’ Studio Album, Shares Title Track [Listen]

first_imgChris Stapleton has announced his next studio album, to be titled Starting Over, due out November 13th on Mercury Records Nashville. The 14-track album will be Stapleton’s first full-length studio release since 2017’s From A Room: Vol. 1 & Vol. 2.In addition to 11 new original songs penned by Stapleton, Starting Over will feature three covers with his takes on John Fogerty’s “Joy Of My Life” and Guy Clark’s “Worry B Gone” and “Old Friends”. The album was produced by Dave Cobb, and the songs were recorded at historic studios including Nashville’s RCA Studio A and Compass Sound Studio, and Muscle Shoals Sound in Sheffield, AL. The album’s tracklisting also notes several guest musicians, including Stapleton’s wife Morgane, former Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers members in guitarist Mike Campbell and pianist Benmont Tench, and acclaimed steel guitarist Paul Franklin.Related: Sheryl Crow Shares New Single, “Tell Me When It’s Over”, Featuring Chris Stapleton [Listen]Listen to the title track from Stapleton’s forthcoming album shared with Thursday’s announcement below.Chris Stapleton – “Starting Over”[Video: Chris Stapleton]Prior to the arrival of COVID-19, Stapleton was supposed to embark on his lengthy All-American Road Show tour this summer and into the fall months with support from The Marcus King Band, Yola, Dwight Yoakam, Elle King, Hank Williams Jr., Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Kendell Marvel, Margo Price, Sheryl Crow, The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell, and The Highwomen. Those dates have been rescheduled to 2021 beginning with a performance at the Huntington Center in Toledo, OH on April 21st.Click here to pre-order Starting Over. Head to Stapleton’s website for 2021 tour dates and ticket info.last_img read more

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Car Crashes into California House, Pinning Man

first_imgMan pinned between car and wall The man suffered only minor injuries after the vehicle barreled over a power pole, through two yards and into the home in Riverside around 1 a.m. Saturday, fire officials said. The car almost completely entered the structure, rendering it uninhabitable, the Press-Enterprise reported . There was nothing between the wall and the car except the resident, Fire Department Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst said. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life, a tool normally employed to cut open smashed vehicles, to free the man. “(He) got very lucky,” Vanderhorst said. Damage to the house was estimated at $200,000. Four adults were displaced and went to stay with with relatives.center_img Police arrested the driver of the car, a 22-year-old man. He could face charges including driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and DUI with a blood-alcohol level higher than .08 causing injury, both felonies, the newspaper said. RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – A man sleeping in his bedroom was pinned against a wall when a car smashed through the house in Southern California, authorities said. All contents © copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Decision-Making Under Stress: The Brain Remembers Rewards, Forgets Punishments

first_imgTIME:If you’re trying to make an important decision while the baby is crying, the boss is shouting on the phone and the cat has chosen this moment to think outside the box, you might want to take a breather and wait. A new review shows that acute stress affects the way the brain considers the pros and cons, causing it to focus on pleasure and ignore the possible negative consequences of a decision.The research has implications for everything from obesity and addictions to finance, suggesting that stress may modify the way people make choices in predictable ways.“Stress affects how people learn,” says Mara Mather, a psychology professor at the University of Southern California and the lead author of the review. “People learn better about positive than negative outcomes under stress.”For example, two recent studies looked at how people learned to connect images, such as letters from an unfamiliar language, with either rewards or punishments.Read the whole story: TIMElast_img read more

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Swain scores 21 to carry Yale past Dartmouth 75-57

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Azar Swain had 21 points as Yale defeated Dartmouth 75-57 on Saturday night.Paul Atkinson had 17 points and eight rebounds for Yale (17-5, 5-1 Ivy League). Wyatt Yess added 11 points and seven rebounds. Eric Monroe had eight assists.Chris Knight had 12 points for the Big Green (7-14, 0-6), who have now lost nine games in a row. James Foye added 11 points.Yale faces Princeton on the road on Friday. Dartmouth plays Columbia at home on Friday. Written By Associated Press Television News COMMENT Last Updated: 9th February, 2020 11:23 IST Swain Scores 21 To Carry Yale Past Dartmouth 75-57 Azar Swain had 21 points as Yale defeated Dartmouth 75-57 on Saturday night.center_img First Published: 9th February, 2020 11:23 IST WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Hope Solo suspended from US soccer team for 6 months

first_imgIn this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women’s Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics.Solo called the Swedes “a bunch of cowards” for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion U.S. team. Sweden ousted the U.S. 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in a quarterfinal match.U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Solo’s comments were “unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players.”“Beyond the athletic arena, and beyond the results, the Olympics celebrate and represent the ideals of fair play and respect,” Gulati said. “We expect all of our representatives to honor those principles, with no exceptions.”The 35-year-old Solo, who was previously suspended for 30 days early in 2015 for her conduct, will not be eligible for selection to the national team until February.Solo said she was “saddened” by the decision in a statement on her Facebook page .“I could not be the player I am without being the person I am, even when I haven’t made the best choices or said the right things,” she said. “My entire career, I have only wanted the best for this team, for the players and the women’s game and I will continue to pursue these causes with the same unrelenting passion with which I play the game.”Solo was a lightning rod during the Olympic tournament, irking fans in Brazil when she posted a photo on social media of herself covered with mosquito netting and armed with insect repellant. Fans booed her mercilessly and hollered “Zika!” each time she kicked downfield.Then she caused a stir with her “cowards” comment.Sweden’s coach, Pia Sundhage, who led the U.S. team to gold medals in Beijing and London, replied by stating: “It’s OK to be a coward if you win.”Solo has been making headlines throughout her stellar career.Last month, she became the first goalkeeper with 100 international shutouts when the United States defeated South Africa 1-0 at Soldier Field in Chicago. It also was her 150th career win.Solo won her second straight Golden Glove Award for the best goalkeeper at the Women’s World Cup a year ago. Over the course of the tournament in Canada, she had five shutouts and allowed only three goals in seven games.She has vocally advocated for women’s rights. Solo was among the U.S. players who filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for wage discrimination, saying the men’s national team players have been paid much more than many on the women’s team.More recently, she has called for better conditions for players in the National Women’s Soccer League.She has also been trying to avoid trial on misdemeanor domestic violence charges after a 2014 incident at her sister’s home, when the goalkeeper was accused of being intoxicated and assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. Solo said she was a victim in the altercation. Earlier this year, an appeals court in Washington state rejected Solo’s request to avoid trial.last_img read more

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Considering the circumstances, Leafs off to a great start

first_imgLike most KIJHL clubs, rosters are far from set — Leafs included.The late start by the BC Hockey League only exacerbated the situation as late cuts have only begun to trickle down the Junior B pipeline.For McLellan & Company, that has led to plenty of pieces still remaining to fill out the Leaf player puzzle.“I’m trying to find the piece I’d like to add,” McLellan confessed when asked about the remainder of the roster.“We’re pretty happy where we’re at now but it would be good to find a top six forward and that’s sort of our focus right now. And if it requires a trade to do that, we’ll do it.”The Leafs reaped some early rewards when McLellan was able to snag former Nelson goalie Brett Soles.The Cranbrook native, who played two seasons ago for Nelson, toiled with Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.Soles, 19, played 15 games for the Hounds last season, finishing with a 6-8-1 record, and gives Nelson a one-two combo between the pipes with Adam Maida.Another piece McLellan was able to add was 16-year-old protégé Cody Paivarinta via the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.Paivarinta, whose uncle Henry is a retired Deputy Chief with Nelson Police Department, comes to Leafs compliments of former Nelson native and now coach and GM of the Raiders Bruno Campese.“The goal is to develop Cody into a player who can compete at the Western Hockey League level and he’s shown really good signs already here with us,” McLellan said. It’s not the best-case scenario — playing six home games in September to start the season — but those are the cards Dave McLellan and the Nelson Leafs have been dealt.And the way the team has responded thus far this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season, who’s going to bet against them.Nelson begins week two of the KIJHL campaign Friday in Beaver Valley against the defending league champs bolstered by a three-point weekend at home on opening weekend.However, after Friday’s tilt in Fruitvale, Nelson plays four more games at the NDCC Arena, beginning Saturday against the always-tough Kamloops Storm.“Sure it puts a bit of pressure on us, but it also, if we do well at home here, it’s going to make (NDCC Arena) a tough place to play if you’re the opposing team coming into our arena,” McLellan explained.“We’re going build our team around our arena,” he added. “This is a great facility, there’s a great sheet of ice and we want to have a team that can skate and make plays on it as well.”Nelson opened the season with a tie against the Nitehawks before exploding for three goals in the third period to erase a lead and dump rival Castlegar 5-3 Saturday.“We want to make this place a tough place to play, and hopefully we have a good month at home, that would really do us well to help us get off to a good start,” McLellan said.last_img read more

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Nelson U18 Selects grab bronze at Bill Eisenwinter Hot Shot Tournament

first_imgDarian Johnson was in goal for Nelson to register the win.Nelson then dropped a 3-1 decision to Idaho Thunder in a spirited affair.After the Thunder took a 1-0 lead, Ayers scored his second in as many games early in the second half to even the score.However, Idaho struck for a pair of goals to pull off the two-goal win.Nelson unfortunately lost the services of center back Theo Bakas in the match and for the rest of the tournament due to an undisclosed lower body injury.Nelson offence came to play in Sunday’s game against Livingston, Montana in neighbouring Rathdrum, Idaho.Nelson led 2-0 at the half on goals by Jake Anderson and Bryce Twible, who converted a penalty kick.Guest player Renan Paredes, with a pair, and Ziegler scored in the second half to give Nelson the 5-2 win.”The Missoula guys were a great addition both on and off the pitch,” Szabo said.“They fit right in and it was a good experience for all. Nice to make new friends.”Szabo was pleased with the midfield play of Nolan DeRosa and Spencer Szabo especially in that final game.He added that the back line of Theo Bakas, Andrew  Knapik, Lucas Spielman, Dylan Bennett and Owen Thurston kept it tight under pressure then moved out quickly on the attack.”Josh Venema from Missoula was a nice addition there too,” Szabo said.”Johnny Johnson was our utility guy. Played every position on the pitch I think except keeper. And he was even ready to do that if need be.” Nelson Select came within whisker of playing for the championship of the Bill Eisenwinter Hot Shot Tournament Sunday in Coeur d Alene, Idaho.The  U18 Select finished third due to head-to-head action tiebreaker despite posting a 2-1 record.”I was absolutely delighted with the effort,” said Nelson coach Dan Szabo. “A few mistakes cost us, but I liked how we picked ourselves up after.”“Our confidence is high, we’re getting more chances at goal and that’s largely due to everyone knowing what their job is and how that impacts the play overall,” Szabo added.“We scored nine goals in three games.”Nelson opened the tournament with a 3-2 win over Polson.Nigel Ziegler scored the winner for Nelson late in the game to secure the win.Johnny Johnson scored the opener four minutes and Missoula guest player, Cameron Ayers, added another with more sustained pressure at 16 minutes. Nelson, with only 12 players make the trip, was able to recruit three players from Missoula, Montana including an exchange student from Brazil.The teams exchanged goals with Polson scoring before recess and Ziegler replying in the second half.Polson added a marker in the 64th minute and applied pressure late but Nelson held on for the 3-2 win.last_img read more

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Time to put the pedal to the metal for the 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

first_imgIt’s back to the basics for West Kootenay Glacier Challenge organizers as annual ride to fight MS (Multiple sclerosis) is returning to its original route August 20-21.After a shortened route in 2015 due to paving of Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, organizers are pleased to once again offer the traditional route around Kokanee Glacier from New Denver to Nelson to Kaslo and back to New Denver.”It is our fifth annual tour and we are back to our original route that starts and finishes in New Denver with an overnight in Nelson,” said Leona Dimock, West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Bike Tour Coordinator. “(Ride of) 222 kilometers over two days with great food with more than 100 volunteers to help make it a memorable weekend and Fundraiser for the MS Society.”All participants must raise a minimum of $350 to participate in the event. Dimock said if the minimum has not been achieved by event weekend participants will be asked to cover the difference in order to participate. “Of note the average fundraising total for participants in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is $1100,” Dimock said.Proceeds from MS Bike fund vital MS research and programs & services that enable those affected by MS. To participate, all you need is a bike and a passion to end MS.Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problemsDimock said this tour is run by the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society and the money raised supports the programs and services we offer in the West Kootenay and Boundary areas to people living with MS and their caregivers.The top fundraiser in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge receives a gift certificate for dinner at their favourite Heritage City restaurant compliments The Nelson Daily.Currently there are 76 cyclists and 14 teams entered.In 2015 59 riders busted the $60,000 mark to help the fight against MS.For more information on the MS Bike Tour — West Kootenay Glacier Challenge go to webite link or contact Leona Dimock at 1-866-352-3997 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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