More Students to Receive Fruit Juices

first_imgAdvertisements More Students to Receive Fruit Juices AgricultureJuly 27, 2012 RelatedMore Students to Receive Fruit Juices RelatedMore Students to Receive Fruit Juicescenter_img RelatedMore Students to Receive Fruit Juices FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Come September, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be extending the provision of fruit juices under the School Feeding Programme to all 136,000 students in 850 schools served by Nutrition Products Limited. State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Ian Hayles, in his presentation in the 2012/13 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 25, said the Ministry will be working closely with the Ministries of Education and Health, Jamaica Bureau of Standards, and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) on the initiative. He noted that with this expansion, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) in collaboration with a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will identify groups of women/farmers at the community level, and assist them to make viable and sustainable inputs into the feeding programme of schools in their locale. The State Minister said the programme will be demand-driven, and groups will be asked to work with a specific school to indicate what input they can make from their agricultural production or cottage industry. “We are making this demand-driven because we want the community groups to come up with innovative ideas in conjunction with the schools,” he said. He informed that some $14 million has been allocated to support the groups, and resources will be made available to ensure their viability and sustainability.  “For example, if a group of farmers can supply local fresh fruit juice to a particular school on a daily basis, and require juicing equipment, packaging or utensils, a one-off grant funding will be provided, with appropriate food handling training,” Mr. Hayles said.   The Ministry of Agriculture has been working with the Ministry of Education to provide some 32,000 students with natural fruit juices one day per week instead of bag juice or syrup.last_img read more

PCN celebrates 3rd birthday

first_imgThe PCN head office is now preparing for what will be its largest member gathering to date – the PCN Annual Summit, November 17-19, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Rachel Humphrey, founder and chairwoman of PCN, observed that starting a network during the global financial crisis was a calculated risk: “Having seen recessions in the past we positioned ourselves to take on the many challenges associated with managing a network through difficult times. “In working with heavy lift and project cargo specialists we have found that a company’s ability to adjust to the changing economic climate significantly affects how well it will emerge from challenging times. We were prepared and ready to assist our members to help build and develop their specialist services.” Humprey added that over the last 12 months PCN accepted 71 members; more than 80 applicants were rejected due to a lack of experience, too many of their own overseas offices, or due to a country being fully-represented. www.projectcargonetwork.comlast_img read more

The New Pittsburgh Courier takes you UP CLOSE and PERSONAL At The MLK Weekend Stand Against Violence Basketball Showcase

first_imgby Courier NewsroomNow in its second year, the Woodland Hills Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Stand Against Violence Basketball Showcase was the place to be if you love high school basketball and camaraderie.Three days of girls and boys games began on Saturday, Jan. 19, with games happening on two courts. Teams came from as far as North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Baltimore. They faced off against teams that you know, like Central Catholic, Penn Hills, Imani Christian, Westinghouse, McKeesport, Allderdice, Propel Braddock Hills, Clairton, and of course, the host school, Woodland Hills. Can you call it an annual tradition yet? Possibly so, as athletics director Ronald Coursey has plans on making it even bigger next year.Photos by Courier photographer Andre Swinton Jr.last_img read more

Perez: Real Madrid are not to blame for Copa del Rey farce

first_img “It makes no sense to say that the player was notified if it was not so. Madrid has not been able to anything more than analyse the nature of this reality and we believe the suspension was not done effectively. But Perez held a news conference on Thursday night to deny any Madrid wrongdoing and essentially pin the blame on the RFEF and Villarreal for not telling Madrid about Cheryshev’s suspension – he had been playing on loan with the Yellow Submarines when he accrued three bookings to pick up the ban. “After an analysis with the board of directors, we have decided that the suspension for three yellow cards was not effective because no one communicated it to the player as per Article 41. The Andalusian side complained about the incident officially and Madrid are at risk of being kicked out of the tournament.  “No one was negligent at Real Madrid. That is our conclusion after speaking with our legal team.” 03/12/2015 Sport ENcenter_img Upd. on 04/12/2015 at 00:14 CET “We will in the very least go to the CAS because there is jurisdiction. If someone did not do their job, we would ask for forgiveness. But if the player has not told us, nor the federation, nor Villarreal, it is impossible for us to be aware. We did not receive any information on July 27. The federation knows this. “We did not have any knowledge nor did the player of his own suspension. No one knew,” Perez said.  “Real Madrid was not aware of the existence of any sanction, no one communicated that to us. The CAS [Court for Arbitration of Sport] has dictated that a player must receive a personal notification. If we admit that the suspension was efficent, it would have to have been annulled according to Article 112, which states that the suspension is not effective because it was not communicated to the player so there was no fielding of an ineligible player. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists his club did not know Denis Cheryshev was suspended and they should not be punished for playing him in the Copa del Rey fourth round win over Cadiz.last_img read more

Brazil learn their Olympic Games football group opponents

first_imgBrazil, who are still not 100 per cent sure they will have Neymar in the Olympic Games, have found out their schedule as they bid to win their first gold medal in football.  Group D: Argentina, Honduras, Portugal and Algeria “It has to be this time,” Dunga told the head of the Rio organizing committee, Carlos Nuzman. “Brazil will always have pressure. But we have a good group of players. Some that play in the Copa America will also be in the Olympics.” Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Group C: Mexico, South Korea, Fiji and Germany Sport ENcenter_img The groups: 15/04/2016 Group B: Japan, Nigeria, Sweden and Colombia They kick off on August 4 in Brasilia against South Africa, a day before the Olympics officially starts, before later playing Iraq and Denmark.  Group A: Brazil, South Africa, Iraq, Denmark.last_img read more

Stingrays win a nail-biter

first_imgBy David Nagel THE Dandenong Stingrays will launch its TAC Cup premiership assault from a top-two position after a thrilling one-point…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Cops target toy thieves

first_imgPakenham police are appealing for public information in regards to a recent theft. At approximately 1.45pm on Wednesday 7 August,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img