23 Jun

NYC calorie rule scrutinized in courts of law, and science

first_imgHealthNYC calorie rule scrutinized in courts of law, and science At least three research analyses have said there’s no definitive proof it leads to lower-calorie orders for diners and eateries in general, though researchers involved note that they may not have captured small effects.Some scientists feel the research shows the policy falls short. Menu labeling “might not be the proper prescription,” Indiana University medical professor Dr. Aaron Campbell wrote in The New York Times in 2015.But some individual studies have found effects. Some Stanford University business professors’ 2010 examination of over 100 million Starbucks purchases found that menu postings trimmed the calories in customers’ orders by an average of 6 percent, from 247 to 232.In another example, a 2013 study in Seattle and surrounding King County found some calorie-cutting, though particularly by women and customers who said they took menu postings into account when ordering.While the overall evidence is mixed, “I think it’s still reasonable to say that among those who see and use the information, it is helpful to them — and why wouldn’t you want to give consumers information?” says University of Washington medical professor Jim Krieger, a co-author of the King County study. He also runs Healthy Food America, a food policy advocacy group. Trending Now: But plenty of opponents to the idea remain, including some who question its effectiveness. Low-calorie sweeteners don’t help with weight loss — and may lead to gained pounds About the Author Reprints Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson “What we haven’t seen so far is any sort of dramatic change in the number of calories purchased at the population level,” says Dr. Brian Elbel, a New York University health policy professor who co-authored a 2014 analysis of 31 studies on the subject, some of them his own. But “some people are definitely seeing and using this information.”The National Association of Convenience Stores cited some of that research when it sued to stop New York City from enforcing a retooled rule expanding the calorie labeling requirements to groceries and other small markets, saying the city was forcing businesses to spend thousands of dollars complying with a local rule when a national one is coming.On Friday, a Manhattan federal judge approved a deal among lawyers on both sides that ensures the city will not enforce the expansion before May. The agreement also ensures that calorie counts won’t disappear from chains that have posted them for years.“This addresses the most basic of needs — providing us with nutrition information to make healthful decisions at the time of decision-making,” spokeswoman Stephanie Buhle said this week.About 1 million New Yorkers see calorie data every day, according to Health Department research, and a 2011 Quinnipiac University poll found 79 percent of city voters found the information useful.But if it’s useful, do people use it? Related: Krieger and others have also done research that suggests some restaurants offer lower-calorie dishes after labeling requirements. And researchers note that calorie counts could have hard-to-measure effects, such as helping gradually shift eating norms and expectations.“It’s unreasonable to say, ‘If this one policy doesn’t reduce obesity, it’s a failure,’ because the chances any one policy will do that are incredibly small,” says Dr. Christina Roberto, a University of Pennsylvania health policy professor who’s worked on several studies on menu calorie counts.“We don’t even have the best data yet. And I think there are a lot of common-sense reasons to do it,” she says.— Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK — As a court fight simmers over New York City’s pioneering requirement for calorie counts on chain restaurant menus, scientists say the jury’s still out on whether giving people the numbers spurs them to eat healthier.The city says that by requiring eateries to tell people that their $4 cheeseburger will also cost them about 540 calories, it’s helping diners make informed choices in an era of rising obesity.New York City’s first-in-the-nation rule took full effect in 2008. It was copied by other cities and counties and a half-dozen states and became part of President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care overhaul. The repeatedly delayed federal regulation, which extends to grocery and convenience store chain menus, is now set to take effect next year.advertisement By Associated Press Aug. 26, 2017 Reprints Calorie counts on menus: Do they work? Related: Studies to date haven’t conclusively shown that restaurant-goers, on the whole, actually order lighter foods when the calorie tally is right there. It appears to influence some people, in some settings, and possibly restaurants’ recipes, researchers say.advertisement Information cards provide calorie counts for food items at a Whole Foods store in New York. Candice Choi/AP Associated Presslast_img read more

20 Jun

2018 Remembered: Level of local cocaine use is ‘mind-boggling’

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Concern over the local use of cocaine GAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 30th December 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2018 Remembered: Level of local cocaine use is ‘mind-boggling’ Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Twitter The level of cocaine use in Portlaoise and throughout the county was labelled as “mind-boggling” by Cllr Willie Aird at the County Laois Joint Policing Committee.The meeting heard that drugs and weapons offences in Laois are up by 63 percent when compared with the same three month period last year, it has been revealed.The meeting heard today that the increased detections can be explained somewhat by a new dedicated garda drugs unit.A total of 98 offences were recorded in the first three months of 2018, up 63.4 percent on the same three months of 2018.There were 30 offences of possession of drugs for sale or supply at the start of 2018, up from 25 in the same period in 2017.There was one incidence of possession of firearms in the first quarter of 2018, compared to none in that period in 2017.There was also a 75 percent increase in possession of offensive weapons, up from 8 to 14.Possession of drugs rose from 42 to 51 incidents from Q1 2017 to Q1 2018.“We now have an established drugs squad, which is very active,” Chief Superintendent John Scanlon said. “The fact that we have a drugs squad out there means we are catching these people”.There were 5 new gardai deployed in the division recently, and another 5 new gardaí, 12 weeks prior to that, he said.Deputy Brian Stanley said that while an increase in alcohol consumption, due to an upturn in the economy, was a factor in the increase of assaults, illegal drugs are also a problem.“Cocaine is the other component. It’s a serious, serious problem. I can’t figure it out… people who are sensible six and a half days a week and then on a Saturday night they are sniffing this up their nose.“Life can’t be that bad that they have to do this,” said Deputy Stanley, who welcomed the new drugs unit.“Heroin and cocaine are a serious problem,” he said.“There is a greater supply of cocaine and it is making men and women more aggressive,” Deputy Stanley said.“The dial to stop dealing initiative is a great idea,” he added.“Drugs are the single biggest scourge,” Cllr Willie Aird said, of the problems faced by young people.“The nightclubs are absolutely full of cocaine,” Cllr Aird said. “The people operating the nightclubs are going their level best to keep it out of their establishments,” he said.“It’s a very sad state of affairs that people have to snort this to get a kick,” he said.“The quantities being used are mind boggling, as far as I’m concerned,” Cllr Aird said.Chief Superintendent Scanlon said the rise of assault causing harm – up 43.8 percent – and minor assaults – up 24.4 percent – was down to an improving “night time economy” and an increased consumption of alcohol.He said gardaí do encourage young people to behave “but don’t want to be too heavy handed”.“There are more people with more money, out drinking ,” he said.“There are more guards out there so there are going to be more detections of people for public order offences,” he said. Home News Council 2018 Remembered: Level of local cocaine use is ‘mind-boggling’ NewsCouncil GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA TAGScocaine Previous article2018 Remembered – Laois land and farmhouse fetches huge price at recent auctionNext article2018 Remembered: Family affair as father lines out alongside three sons in local football derby LaoisToday Reporter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

19 Jun

Kaesong Passes 50,000 Milestone

first_img AvatarKim Yong Hun The number of North Korean citizens working in the Kaesong Industrial Complex has surpassed 50,000 for the first time since the inception of the symbolic inter-Korean manufacturing zone at the end of 2004.The milestone was achieved on January 26th, when an additional 449 North Korean workers joined the Kaesong workforce and brought the total to 50,315, according to figures released today by Inter-Korean Cooperation District Support.The latest statistics mean that the number of workers travelling to the complex each day has nearly doubled since the Lee Myung Bak administration came into office in 2008. Furthermore, according to Inter-Korean Cooperation District Support, overcoming the existing shortfall of workers would require the injection of 20,000+ additional workers.However, most of the available labor from the immediate area surrounding Kaesong has already been swallowed up by the Kaesong Complex, and workers are being bused in from increasingly further afield (Kaepung and Jangpung Counties) as a result. There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News News Kaesong Passes 50,000 Milestone SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Twitter News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Kim Yong Hun – 2012.02.01 3:52pm News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

18 Jun

No need to fear AI, experts say

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Artificial intelligence,  Hybrid advice Banking industry’s tech shift has accelerated amid pandemic There’s a current sense of anxiety over what AI means for “our work, our industries, and our day-to-day lives,” said Ajay Agrawal, the Peter Monk professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and founder of the university’s Creative Destruction Lab, during the keynote speech, which focused on the future of AI. However, Agrawal pointed out that “[AI] has become what economists call a general purpose technology. It’s like electricity. It’s in almost everything.” Agrawal defined AI as a “fancy prediction machine that uses information you have to generate information you don’t have.” As a result, further growth in AI will lead to a decline in the cost the investment industry spends on making predictions. What AI can’t do, however, is provide judgment, Agrawal said: “That’s going to become an increasingly important point as the prediction parts of our jobs start getting handed over to machines. Setting the financial goals of a client — that’s judgement. [Determining] what approach to take to reach that goal? The prediction machine can probably do better than [humans] can.” Read: AI cannot replace human advisors In a separate session at the symposium, Nikolas Badminton, futurist speaker, author and researcher likened AI as “having a Harvard graduate on your team with 800 years of experience that looks at the impact of every financial event around the world every single day, knows every client’s anniversary and sources all information and how it applies to your book — instantly.” Badminton believes that advisors and AI will work together to dictate how people should invest. Although AI can rapidly provide a wide breadth of information, it’s unlikely to ever be able to replicate certain decision-making and soft skills that advisors have. “It’s really hard to encode empathy, humour, creativity, and problem solving,” Badminton said. “Computers are not going to call you up on your birthday and have a quick 15-minute chat just to see if you’re OK.” A hybrid advice model, Badminton said, would have advisors making judgement calls for a client based on information obtained from AI and big data. This kind of model would help advisors increase their capacity, attract and retain clients and enhance their digital capabilities, he said. “Your job will be very different,” Badminton said, “but you will feel incredibly empowered.” Photo copyright: tammykayphoto/123RF Mandeville, Smart Money introduce WealthPort service Although many in the financial services sector fear that artificial intelligence (AI) may end up replacing human financial advisors, in reality, advisors will be able to leverage AI to serve their clients better, according to two experts in the emerging technology who spoke at the Financial Planning Standard’s Council (FPSC)’s annual CFP Professional Symposium in Toronto on Wednesday. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media RBC powers up its AI with new partnerships Leah Golob BMO found AI, climate change and diversity opportunities in pandemic: CEO Related newslast_img read more

17 Jun

Former PM to be Honoured by Caribbean Lawyers

first_imgRelatedFormer PM to be Honoured by Caribbean Lawyers RelatedFormer PM to be Honoured by Caribbean Lawyers FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson will be honoured by the Caribbean Bar Association’s (CBA) South Florida chapter for outstanding contribution to the Caribbean American community as well as his work in the development of CARICOM and the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). At the association’s 12th annual awards banquet slated for Saturday (Sept. 29) at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Mr. Patterson will be presented with the CBA’s first ever Government Award.Mr. Patterson, who retired from the post of Prime Minister in February 2006, after having served for 14 years in that capacity, will be the guest speaker at the awards function.Florida’s Governor, Charlie Crist will also receive the Government Award, while the Community Service Award will be presented to Commissioner Winston Barnes of the City of Miramar, who is also a Jamaican national. Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale will be honoured for its continued support and contribution to the Caribbean American community.The evening’s entertainment package will include Caribbean cultural performances and exhibits.The Caribbean Bar Association was founded in 1994 by three Jamaican lawyers in South Florida and has grown to an enrolment of almost 200 attorneys from the Caribbean American communities in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, who are practising in several areas of law.Other chapters are now active in Central Florida serving Tampa, Orlando and Melbourne areas. RelatedFormer PM to be Honoured by Caribbean Lawyerscenter_img Former PM to be Honoured by Caribbean Lawyers UncategorizedSeptember 21, 2007 Advertisementslast_img read more

17 Jun

Former Secretary/Manager Honoured by St. Thomas Parish Council

first_imgRelatedFormer Secretary/Manager Honoured by St. Thomas Parish Council FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Six persons, including former Secretary/Manager of the St. Thomas Parish Council, Clinton Gordon, have received awards and citations, for their contribution to the Council.The awards were presented at the Council’s annual Staff Dinner and Awards Banquet, held on December 22, on the lawns of the Whispering Bamboo Cove Resort, in Retreat, St. Thomas.Retirees Kilroy Ford and Dorritt Woodcock received plaques for their outstanding and dedicated years of service to the Council, while Richard Clarke, Dr. Sukanya Prasad and Fitzroy O’Gilvie were commended for their contribution to the care and well-being of residents of the St. Thomas Infirmary.“I feel happy to know that somebody recognised me for what I was doing,” Mr. O’Gilvie told JIS News.A contractor by profession, Mr. O’Gilvie, who now lives in the Cayman Islands, said he has been making donations to the Infirmary since 2003. This year, he would be presenting six beds to the institution. He is also planning a luncheon for the 140 residents on Christmas Day (December 25).Mr. Gordon was presented with gifts by employees of the Council. He was also lauded by Councillors and employees of the Council, including Superintendent of Works, Earl Dawkins; Mayor of Morant Bay, Hanif Brown; Councillor Joan Spencer and the newly appointed Secretary/Manager, Fay Neufville.“I have tremendous respect and regard for him, notwithstanding the fact that we didn’t always see eye to eye, but I respected his wealth of knowledge. I respected the things he taught me,” Mayor Brown said.A message from the Member of Parliament for Western St. Thomas and Minister without Portfolio, Office of the Prime Minister, James Robertson, which was read by Mayor Brown, praised the outstanding work done by the former Secretary/Manager.In his reply, Mr. Gordon, who is the current Secretary/Manager at the St. Ann Parish Council, said his achievements at the Council could be attributed to the commitment and hard work of the employees and Councillors.“They had knowledge, they had spunk and they were willing to share their ideas. Ideas make things happen and all persons had ideas and they brought their ideas to the table,” he said. Advertisements Former Secretary/Manager Honoured by St. Thomas Parish Council UncategorizedDecember 26, 2008center_img RelatedFormer Secretary/Manager Honoured by St. Thomas Parish Council RelatedFormer Secretary/Manager Honoured by St. Thomas Parish Councillast_img read more

16 Jun

Upskilling leads to new opportunities to help community

first_imgUpskilling leads to new opportunities to help community Griffith University student Jarryd Stanley.Driven to do ‘more meaningful’ work, Wurundjeri Koori man Jarryd Stanley decided to upskill with a Master of Mental Health Practice from Griffith University and even before completing the course, has landed a new role helping members of his community.The social worker and now, mental health case manager – a role Jarryd credits his masters for – studies online part-time while fulfilling his new role with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-controlled Kalwun Development Corp.Kalwun delivers culturally appropriate health and support services for First Nations people on the Gold Coast. As part of Kalwun’s Aboriginal Medical Centre’s social health team, Jarryd carries out mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation outreach.Having worked in social work and as a child protection officer for a few years, Jarryd knew he wanted to be able to support people on their road to recovery.“Engaging with young people in the child protection system, many of whom had post-traumatic stress disorder, made me want to know more about mental health,” Jarryd said.“I felt like I wasn’t doing enough meaningful work in child protection as I was only ever working with crisis. I was doing a lot of intervention with families and young people advising them to improve their mental health, but I wanted to do more to improve and gain better understanding of the complexities of mental health and how I can help.“Now my career is even more rewarding. I get a lot of validation being able to support families to not enter the child protection system in the first place and decolonising healthcare by empowering community to have the confidence to engage with the system.”After starting the Master of Mental Health Practice at Griffith, Jarryd was recruited for the position at Kalwun.“I believe If I didn’t start my masters, I wouldn’t be where I am now.”Health was a key focus in the Federal Government’s Job-Ready Graduates Package released late last year, with IT, engineering and education graduates also identified as national priorities, to meet demand in these forecast employment growth areas.Record numbers of Australians have been enrolling in university study and particularly in these in-demand areas.Jarryd says he has had a good experience studying health online with Griffith.“I felt really supported by the staff in the School of Health Sciences and Social Work and GUMURRII,” Jarryd said.GUMURRII is a dedicated support unit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Griffith University.“During COVID, they’d ring me up every couple of weeks to ask how I was going. They were always there,” he said.Jarryd expects to complete his studies later this year. /University Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Australia, employment, Engineering, Federal, federal government, Gold Coast, Government, Griffith, Griffith University, health, healthcare, mental health, social work, Stanley, universitylast_img read more

13 Jun

iDealwine Announces Record 2020 and Welcomes New Investor, Capital Croissance

first_imgEmail Share ReddIt Home Industry News Releases iDealwine Announces Record 2020 and Welcomes New Investor, Capital CroissanceIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessiDealwine Announces Record 2020 and Welcomes New Investor, Capital CroissanceBy Press Release – February 5, 2021 389 0 TAGSCapital CroissanceiDealwine Facebook Linkedin AdvertisementParis, February 4th, 2021 – Following a year of double-digit growth, France’s favourite wine auctioneer* and global leader in online wine auctions, iDealwine is delighted to welcome new investor Capital Croissance. The deal was signed January 26th 2021, and marks a new chapter for the 20-year old online auction platform, which now boasts offices in Paris, Bordeaux, and Hong Kong, and ships fine wine to 60+ countries worldwide.Record-breaking 20202020 was a record-breaking year for iDealwine, with 41 auctions taking place, meaning an auction catalogue launching roughly every 8 days full of the world’s most sought-after wines. Also selling at fixed price, iDealwine lists over 700 for partner properties for the first time. Despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic, total sales volume was over €33 million, up 15%. Sales growth was driven by a sharp increase in new customers, especially from younger buyers (under 40), the growth in direct purchases from wineries during lockdown, and the strengthening of the European market.Capital Croissance, iDealwine’s new investorWith Capital Croissance’s investment, iDealwine’s focus will be on its international development and providing new personalised services to clients. LM Holding, which has supported iDealwine since 2014 has sold its stake in the business. “We wish to thank LM Holding for its support over the years, and its significant contribution to our double-digit growth year on year since 2015” says CEO Cyrille Jomand.  The company’s three founders, Cyrille Jomand (CEO), Angélique de Lencquesaing and Lionel Cuenca (Deputy Managing Directors) remain the directors and retain their majority stake in iDealwine.Doubling sales in five yearsCapital Croissance, a French investment management firm specialised in funding fast-growing SMEs, joins iDealwine in its ambition to double sales in five years. This growth will stem both from France and internationally, particularly in Asia where iDealwine has an office (Hong Kong), and in the United States where the company plans to set up operations. In addition, iDealwine intends to strengthen its sourcing network; further expand the number of partner wine producers with a special focus on natural and biodynamic wines, which already represent 37% of sales.Due to Covid-19 and exacerbated by lockdowns, curfew, and the closure of restaurants and bars; wine producers have had to look beyond traditional distribution. iDealwine has proved to be a platform that winemakers can trust and a fair channel from which they can sell their wines.New services for wine loversPersonal cellar consulting and cellar management services are on the cards for iDealwine. Now the world’s leading website for fine wine auctions, iDealwine is concentrating on providing new and improved services for wine enthusiasts. Services will be underpinned by a revamped app and new digital tools to support wine lovers in building and monitoring their cellar. Already available in French and English, iDealwine.com will soon be available to Italian and German clients in their own language.CEO of iDealwine Cyrille Jomand says “We are delighted to announce our funding from Capital Croissance, which allows us to plan for iDealwine’s future growth with confidence. Driven by our values of “excellence in service of wine, those who make it, and those who share it”, I look forward to bringing iDealwine’s new projects to life with the support of our talented and passionate team.”About iDealwine | Find the unfindableWith offices in Europe and Asia (Hong Kong), iDealwine is an online platform for buying, selling, and estimating fine wines. In 2020, iDealwine wine sales (auctions and fixed price) totaled €33 million. Specialist wine auctioneer and no1 in France*, iDealwine is now the world’s leading online platform for fine wine auctions.In addition to the rare wines for sale, iDealwine also offers a vast selection of wines available at fixed price. This selection is continuously growing, with wines sourced directly from a network of over 700 partner domains and a range of old vintages bought from private cellars.With its headquarters in Paris, iDealwine is trusted by 650,000 wine lovers all over the world, in 60+ countries for buying and selling wine. In addition to auctions and fixed-price sales, iDealwine has established a reputation for excellence in wine market analysis, through its annual Barometer publication, an exhaustive guide to the most sought-after wines and top bids – all broken down by major French wine regions.*Source : Report of Conseil des Ventes Volontaires 2019About Capital CroissanceCapital Croissance is an AMF-approved (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) investment firm with funds of over €500 million. Described as France’s biggest “entrepreneurs’ club”, it specialises in the management of members’ funds who want to invest, particularly during capital restructuring (MBO, OBO, etc.) and development capital of €1-50m in fast-growing French SMEs generating up to €250m in turnover.Funded by a community of more than 200 private investors (entrepreneurs, families, business leaders, etc.) as well as by Bpifrance and AXA France, Capital Croissance is a value-added partner for entrepreneurs to help them grow faster and go further in their ambitions, in France and internationally. The funds managed by Capital Croissance have invested in around twenty SMEs including BIOBank (bone grafts), Altima ° (digital agency specializing in e-commerce), Babyzen (strollers for infants), SPAS Organization (trade fairs for the organic and wellness sectors). SNAL / Albus (software for district nurses), Teaminside (consulting in digital transformation) or Onatera (e-commerce of natural health products).Advertisement Pinterest Twitter Previous articleNew Executive Appointment of Beth Orr to Senior Vice President of Direct-to-Consumer and Customer Experience Bolsters Precept Wine’s Omnichannel ApproachNext articleSojourn Cellars Welcomes Patrick Seymour as National Sales Manager Press Releaselast_img read more

12 Jun

$15 Million Allocated for Irrigation Projects

first_imgRelated$15 Million Allocated for Irrigation Projects $15 Million Allocated for Irrigation Projects Finance & Public ServiceMarch 31, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government will spend $15 million this year on the National Irrigation Development Project, as it seeks to improve crop production and diversity, thereby increasing farm incomes and rural employment in the long term.This is contained in the 2010/11 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives. The National Irrigation Development Plan has three pilot projects located at Pedro Plains and Hounslow in St. Elizabeth and Seven Rivers in St. James.Achievements up to February 2010 included: the procurement and installation of pipes, fittings and appurtenances for Seven Rivers and Beacon/Little Park; installation of new pipelines and partial replacement of old asbestos pipes completed in Hounslow; rehabilitation of five wells, installation of new switch gears and pumps at these wells, and over 80 farmers receiving on-farm equipment on credit from the project.For the 2010/11 fiscal year, the project seeks to continue to provide for the Water Users Association; continue to provide assistance to farmers with extension services; monitor defect liability period for contracts; and continue to provide assistance to farmers with marketing and planning.The project is funded jointly by the Government of Jamaica and the Caribbean Development Bank. The project which started in May 2002, is scheduled to be completed in December 2010. Related$15 Million Allocated for Irrigation Projectscenter_img Related$15 Million Allocated for Irrigation Projects Advertisementslast_img read more

11 Jun

Crime Watch – Monday, September 02, 2019

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorCrime Watch – Monday, September 02, 2019 Sep. 02, 2019 at 5:40 amBad BehaviorCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime Watch – Monday, September 02, 2019editor2 years agoCharles Cleavs McCaslanMarisol restaurantSanta Monica Pier On August 22, at 2:39 p.m.Officers responded to Marisol restaurant located at 401 Santa Monica Pier. They were informed by restaurant staff that a male subject ate at their restaurant and then left without paying. The suspect was located on the pier ramp and positively identified. Charles Cleavs McCaslan, 33, from Agoura Hills was arrested for defrauding an innkeeper. Bail was set at $500.Tags :Charles Cleavs McCaslanMarisol restaurantSanta Monica Piershare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a comment2 killed, 3 injured Southern California pursuit collisionMalibu Demonstration of New Emergency CommunicationYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more