RADA CEO Urges Farmers To Register With ABIS

first_imgRADA CEO Urges Farmers To Register With ABIS AgricultureDecember 30, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson RelatedFarmers Urged To Increase Production to Supply Bethel Town Sorrel Plant FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedGovt Looking to Use Mined-Out Lands for Bamboo Cultivation Story HighlightsChief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton, is encouraging more of the island’s farmers to register with the Government’s Agricultural Business Information System (ABIS).ABIS is a web-based information programme developed by RADA, which provides information on crops, livestock, and agricultural production, markets and stakeholders, to support the business of agriculture.It provides data to boost the capacity and competitiveness of stakeholders, and better measurement of capacity and performance to Government, agro-processors, food retailers, restaurateurs, and the consuming public.center_img RelatedLocal Bamboo Ketchup Now Available Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton, is encouraging more of the island’s farmers to register with the Government’s Agricultural Business Information System (ABIS).ABIS is a web-based information programme developed by RADA, which provides information on crops, livestock, and agricultural production, markets and stakeholders, to support the business of agriculture.It provides data to boost the capacity and competitiveness of stakeholders, and better measurement of capacity and performance to Government, agro-processors, food retailers, restaurateurs, and the consuming public.Making the appeal during a recent interview with JIS News, Mr. Fulton informed that a total of 170,513 farmers have registered with ABIS, adding that it has been doing “very well” since its implementation.“It will be the major tool that the police will use to fight praedial larceny. We will meet with the police hierarchy very soon to determine how the police will use this database to question people who are transporting agricultural produce, because it will have all the data (needed),” he said.Mr. Fulton noted that through ABIS, RADA is able to “reach” the farmers and provide vital information regarding best practices, among other things. “For us, it is a tool that we would have to reach you, and you would be in the database where we know where you are and what crop you are growing,” he added.The CEO urged farmers to visit their RADA parish office for more details on how to become registered.Additionally, he said that from ABIS, a tracker has been developed to identify the most important crops, “so that in real time, any marketer can go on the system and get those farmers…and offer them a price for what they have; so it is another marketing tool and another protective tool.”Mr. Fulton said based on figures from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), a total of 220,000 farmers are in the island. Advertisementslast_img read more

Argos Run Past Tigers For 74-44 Win

first_img Watch Live Preview Full Schedule Roster After falling behind to West Alabama 2-0, UWF scored the next 28 points for a 28-2 lead early in the second quarter. The lead stayed in the mid-20-point range the remainder of the half before it ballooned to 30-points in the second half. UWF (16-4, 10-3 Gulf South) shot 46 percent and made 10 3-pointers while outrebounding the Tigers 51-25. The Argonauts were especially efficient in the third quarter, making 62 percent and 4-of-6 from outside while outscoring the Tigers 22-10.  Print Friendly Version After making its first shot of the game, West Alabama (8-12, 5-8) had one of those games that coaches lose sleep over, missing its next 11 shots and two free throws. The Tigers were held to their third-lowest shooting performance of the season, at just 32.7 percent.  Tazsa Garrett-Hammett had 13 points and five rebounds to pace the squad in both categories. PENSACOLA, Fla.– UWF head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton challenged her team to come out with more energy than it had in recent weeks. Her team answered the call in a big way Thursday.center_img at Auburn Montgomery 2/4/2019 – 6:00 pm Next Game: Live Stats The Argos have won six-consecutive games for the first time in two seasons, with the average margin of victory in those contests at 20.5 points. UWF will now hit the road for three games next week, beginning Monday night against Auburn-Montgomery at 5:30 p.m. Senior Belle Bistrow led the Argonauts with five 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 17 points. Toni Brewer had 16 points and eight rebounds on 5-of-9 shooting and 6-of-6 at the free throw line. Halee Nieman and Fanny Hulmi each scored 10 points to give the team four players in double figures.last_img read more

Wolmer’s football programme gets boost from old boys

first_imgThe Age Quod Agis Sports Alumni Association (SAA) recently donated US$3,000 ($405,000) towards the Wolmer’s Boys School Nutrition Programme for the school’s Under-14 and Under-16 football teams. The donation is the eighth such injection of funding into the programme by the association and takes its total financial support to date to just under J$3 million. The SAA comprises of former student athletes, primarily footballers, who represented the 290-year-old Heroes Circle-based institution. Making the presentation during the school’s general assembly and speaking on behalf of the association, president and founder Andre Gray expressed the group’s delight at being able to give back to their alma mater. The group comprises of over 70 old boys who graduated from the institution between 1985 and 1990.“The junior programme holds a special place in our hearts as it played an instrumental role in our lives while we were student footballers here, and we want to ensure that the current student footballers are afforded even greater opportunities to excel academically, as well as keeping Wolmer’s on top in football and all other sports that we participate in,” Gray said.In responding to the donation, director of sports at Wolmer’s Damion Howell expressed gratitude to the old boys for their continued support of the sports department and the junior programme, noting that the contribution will go a far way in bolstering the strength of the programme, specifically for the Under-14 and Under-16 teams.The SAA’s main focus is on donating much-needed funds and equipment to the Sports Department, with specific emphasis on the junior programme, given their belief that it is important to develop and groom the talent, skills, and relevant disciplines from that early stage.The association’s main fundraiser over the years has been its annual reunion weekend, staged in September in South Florida and featuring football matches, with the main feature being the Wolmer’s vs Campion over-40 Match, which is followed by an after-party.This year’s reunion, under the distinguished patronage of the consul general of Jamaica Miami, Oliver Mair, also included the Wolmer’s 1994 Manning Cup and Olivier Shield champions in commemoration of their 25th anniversary. The event attracted over 350 patrons including SAA members from Jamaica, United States of America, Canada, and the UK.last_img read more

Dak Prescott, Ben Beckwith win weekly SEC awards again

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:c47678f3187403d5a96061aa Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-591075-3909516091001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Dak Prescott and Ben Beckwith earned weekly honors from the Southeastern Conference for the third time this season. Prescott earned the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week award. Beckwith received SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week.The duo helped Mississippi State beat Vanderbilt 51-0 last weekend.Prescott scored four times against the Commodores in the first half. When he left the game in the third quarter, the Bulldogs led 44-0.The quarterback finished with 193 yards passing with three touchdowns. He also ran for 30 yards and a score.Prescott is the first Bulldog to win SEC Offensive Player of the Week three times in a season the first since Jerious Norwood in 2004.Beckwith joins former Bulldogs Gabe Jackson and Derek Sherrod as player who won SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week three times in a season.Sherrod on the award four times in 2010. Jackson earned the honor three times last year. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Friday will be a beach at Lee County

first_imgDONNELLSON, Iowa – This Friday night, June 23 is “Beach Night” at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson.Anyone fan wearing only a swimming suit gets into the grandstand for half price. You are welcome to bring towels, extra clothes or sandals, and whatever you would bring to the beach.We are going to attempt to make a giant water slide in victory lane. All ages will be allowed to participate as long as a waiver is signed. Kids must have parents present to sign.All drivers and significant others also bring your swimming suit as we will have a contest who goes the farthest. This will be a night of fun and laughs. Who is ready to slip and slide on Friday night? Which driver will go the farthest?last_img read more

Ryan Reynolds tweaks Marvel’s “spoilers” memo to promote “Deadpool 2”

first_img Related 20th Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) — (NOTE LANGUAGE) From the guy who brought you a Deadpool 2 poster “from the studio that killed Wolverine” comes Ryan Reynolds’ latest send-up promoting his movie’s May 18 debut.Weeks ago, directors Joe and Anthony Russo posted a picture of a Marvel Studios memo in which they implored fans not to ruin the surprises throughout their latest hit, Avengers: Infinity War. The memo was being held down by villain Thanos’ fearsome Infinity Gauntlet, and capped with the hashtag #ThanosDemandsYourSilence.That’s all the inspiration Deadpool needed.Reynolds just posted a picture of a memo framed by not only Deadpool’s gloved hand, but also the paws of a dog and a cat, and a baby’s hand — the latter likely a reference to a scene in the first film.In the memo, Reynolds/Deadpool and his alter ego Wade Wilson jokingly ask for similar discretion in “maintaining the highest level of super secrets, like how David Blaine catches bullets in his mouth. And the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices in Colonel Sanders’ delicious moustache.”The memo explains, “Only a handful of people know the film’s true plot. One of them is not Ryan Reynolds. We’re asking that when you see Deadpool 2, you don’t say a f****** word about the fun s*** in the movie. Cause it would be super lame to spoil the fact that Deadpool dies in this one. Kidding. Not kidding. Kidding?”Like the Russos’ message, Deadpool’s ends with a custom hashtag: “WadeWilsonDemandsYourSisterSorryStupidAutoCorrectSilence”.Also of note, 20th Century Fox is crossed out on the letterhead, replaced with “TBD,” a reference to the imminent sale of the studio’s entertainment properties.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Overtime 1-18-17

first_imgBILL NEAL:10—Before I go to the greatest linebackers of all time Top 10, I’ve got to clear the air about something. Ya’ll know my partner/ref/quality hooper/great guy…“Zik.” Oh, by the way, the one thing I left out is crazy…crazy in a kind and gentle way. So last week we’re talking about my Top 10 running backs list and Zik, who by the way is often critical of my writing (Some call it critical.  Some call it jealousy…you make the call.) Anyway, and here’s where the crazy comes in.  Zik thinks Earl Campbell is a better running back than Franco Harris!  Yeah, I know. And I’m not talking a little bit. I mean, he says he’ll take Earl Campbell over Franco every day of the week. Look, before you cast your vote, know the facts, but as always, text your answer to 412-628-4856. Now this: Franco Harris: NFL Hall of Fame —NCAA Hall of Fame—4 time Super Bowl champion —9 time Pro Bowl selection —Rookie of the Year 1972—NFL Man of the Year 1976 – NFL 1970’s  All Decade Team—Steelers’ All Time Team—Super Bowl MVP —12,949 total yards ranks 12th all time, ranks 10th all time rushing TD’s—100 total TD’s—#83 all time NFL players. Earl Campbell:   5 time Pro Bowl—3 time NFL MVP—Rookie of the Year 1978—Heisman Trophy 1977—total yards 9,407—total TD’s 74 – NFL Hall of Fame—NCAA Hall of Fame. Look, luv ya blue, but the stats don’t support it and the end result doesn’t support it. Harder runner? Yes.  Smarter runner? No. Franco can walk into a room. Earl has to be wheeled in. And don’t give me that better team stuff. The Houston Oilers had a Super Bowl contending team as well, but they had to go through Pittsburgh to get there.  The Cleveland Browns didn’t have the best team every year, and trust me when I tell ya, everybody on the planet knew Jim Brown was getting the ball and they still couldn’t stop him.Greatness is greatness. Sorry Zik, you lose again. Just look at the numbers. (P.S. and just to rub salt in the wound…LeBron is no Jordan!  That’s right, I said it.)last_img read more

Istanbul chosen to host the 2020 Champions League final

first_img Meanwhile, the final of the Europa League will be played in the Polish city of Gdansk, with the women’s Champions League final being awarded to Vienna in Austria.  The game will be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, which is the same venue which hosted the famous 2005 final between Liverpool and AC Milan. The stadium was opened in 2002 and is where the Turkish national team usually play their home matches.  CEST IN SPORT.ES Javier Giraldo Estambul, sede de la final de la Champions de 2020 FROM Kiev TO MADRID UEFA met in Kiev on Thursday to discuss where the European finals at the end of the 2019-20 season will be played, with the Champions League final given to Istanbul. center_img Saturday’s final between Real Madrid and Liverpool will be played in Kiev (Ukraine) and next year’s host city has already been chosen for the Champions League final: it will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid (Spain). @javiergiraldo 24/05/2018 Upd. at 17:35 Finally, the 2020 European Super Cup will be played at Porto’s Do Dragao home (Portugal), which opened in 2003. As for the 2019 Europa League, the final will be played in Baku (Azerbaijan), while the winners of this year’s Champions League and Europa League will meet in Tallin (Estonia) this August.last_img read more

Sunil Chhetri clamors for ISL table toppers to be given the AFC Cup slot

first_imgAdvertisement 9swnNBA Finals | Brooklyn VspkwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1cpcl( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) q7q7Would you ever consider trying this?😱hgf7Can your students do this? 🌚kftqvRoller skating! Powered by Firework India’s all-time highest international goal-scorer and Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri clamored for the ISL table toppers to be given the AFC Cup slot rather than the eventual champions through his official Twitter handle.Advertisement Last year, Chhetri’s side Bengaluru FC finished on the top of the table with 40 points from eighteen matches, eight points clear of the second-placed and eventual winners Chennaiyin FC. As a result, they were deprived of representing India at the AFC Asian Cup.Advertisement Here is the concerned tweet where Sunil Chhetri can be seen requesting the officials.One ought to note that even if the new rule is implemented, it will be Chennaiyin FC who will be playing at the AFC Cup qualifiers on March 6 against Bhutan’s Transport United or Sri Lanka’s Colombo FC at the AFC Cup South Asian Qualifiers. So, Bengaluru FC’s chances of playing in the continental showpiece next year are anything but nullified.Most of the fans and pundits across India will agree to Sunil Chhetri’s thoughts. The teams gruel out amongst each other for 18 weeks, but all those efforts go in vain if they lose a single match.AIFF and ISL are yet to make a statement on this matter, but until it comes Sunil Chhetri and the Blues can focus on the sole task in sight- winning the 2018-19 Hero Indian Super League.  Advertisementlast_img read more

How Chelsea could line with up with Juan Cuadrado: What does that mean for Willian?

first_imgJuan Cuadrado’s arrival at Chelsea for an initial £23.3m adds another attacking weapon to Jose Mourinho’s side.The Colombian, 26, was one of Europe’s most talked-about players last summer after eye-catching performances at the World Cup, and he had been linked with a move to Barcelona.Willian has been Mourinho’s first-choice right-winger this season, but Cuadrado’s arrival suggests the pair will go toe-to-toe for a place on the right.The Brazilian took a while to settle into English football, but now he has, Stamford Bridge is seeing the best of him.Who will Mourinho choose as his first choice right-winger, talkSPORT takes a look…Possible Chelsea line-up with Cuadrado in the starting XI:Cuadrado’s favoured position would be on the right wing of Mourinho’s 4-2-3-1 formation, where it’s a straight shoot-out between the Colombian and Willian.The right-hand side is Cuadrado’s strongest position and that is where he excelled at the World CupCuadrado is quick, skilful, and his ability to track back and offer protection to his full-back makes him the ideal player for Mourinho.Cuadrado or Willian?Cuadrado registered more assists than any other player at the World Cup with four, and the Colombian is more effective than Willian in terms of goals and assists – he scored 11 goals in Serie A last season and four this campaign.The former Fiorentina man also completed more take ons than any other player in Italy last year and combined with his pace, it makes the Colombian a consistent threat, with or without the ball.While Cuadrado’s arrival may make Chelsea more expansive going forward, the team could lose some of its solidity if Willian makes way.The Brazilian’s ability to get back into position enables the likes of Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas to express themselves, ensuring the defence is rarely left exposed in wide areas.The former Anzhi man is arguably more consistent and his defensive work is invaluable against stronger opposition.Nonetheless, Mourinho now has two top-quality options on the right and the competition should bring the best out of both of them. It could also see Willian compete with his compatriot, Oscar, for a place behind Diego Costa in the no.10 role.What do Chelsea fans think of the competition between Cuadrado and Willian? See some reaction here…Watch some of Cuadrado’s best highlights from Serie A:Chelsea fans, who would you prefer in the starting XI – Juan Cuadrado or Willian? Comment below… Juan Cuadrado’s arrival at Chelsea for an initial £23.3m adds another attacking weapon to Jose Mourinho’s side. 1last_img read more