The River Lakes Stars beat Morris/Benson Area 13-0 Tuesday night in Richmond. The game was the first of the season for both teams.Brooke Lemke scored a pair of goals to start the scoring for River Lakes, with Tyra Johnson and Aubrey Griffin adding goals to give the Stars a 4-0 lead after one period.Griffin struck again to start the second period scoring, followed by goals from McKenzie Cremers and Shelby Gately to make the score 7-0. Griffin’s fourth of the game made it an eight-goal advantage, and Paige Blattner’s even strength goal made it 9-0 after two periods. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) 360p About Connatix V56892 1/1 Jordyn Bebus notched a pair of third period goals, with Abby Bullard and Brianna Deming capping the scoring.ELSEWHERE: The Sartell/Sauk Rapids Storm N’ Sabres tied Rogers 1-1 in their season debut. Brooke Walters scored the only goal of the game for SSR, assisted by Anna Orth and Morgan Cromwell. 720p HD 1080p HD
- $15 million backyard gardening project launched
Related$15 million backyard gardening project launched $15 million backyard gardening project launched EnvironmentMay 5, 2011 By ATHALIAH REYNOLDS, JIS Reporter Related$15 million backyard gardening project launched Related$15 million backyard gardening project launched FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Householders in six parishes are slated to benefit from the Backyard Garden and Master Gardener Training Programme, aimed at enhancing household food security, while promoting the consumption of locally produced foods. The programme, which was launched yesterday by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority’s (RADA) Old Hope Road offices in Kingston, is a sub-project of the European Union (EU) Food Facility Programme. Under the initiative, which is being implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), Jamaica will benefit from financial support of some $15.9 million (Euro140,000) to implement project activities over a two-year period. These include the establishment of 18 demonstration sites in the peri-urban areas of St. Andrew, St. Catherine, St. Ann, Manchester, Westmoreland and St. James. It will also include the execution of 10 training sessions for 2,300 persons in site selection and seedling preparation; composting; container gardening; installation of irrigation systems; integrated pest management; harvesting and post-harvesting techniques and popular and simplified hydroponics. Additionally, beneficiaries will receive 2,500 do-it-yourself (DIY) urban backyard gardening kits, which will include planting materials, tools and planting aids. Some 50 backyard gardeners will also receive certification and will, in turn, train other interested householders in the various techniques of backyard gardening. Minister Tufton said that one of the main objectives is to encourage Jamaicans to take an active part in ensuring the sustainable production of locally grown foods. He argued that one of the chief challenges in attaining food security in Jamaica is the cultural perception that imported food is not only better, but that it will always be available. He said it is the mission of the Government to change this perception and reduce the level of complacency among portions of the population, by encouraging each household to play an active part in food production, even in a small way, in their backyards. Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), RADA, Al Powell said that the project will enhance food nutrition, “since we’re guiding people on what to grow, and it will also supplement family income and certainly provide the vehicle for knowledge transfer for backyard cultivators.” He said that as part of the initiative, RADA will be publishing a cookbook, which will provide Jamaicans with tasteful and cost effective recipes to make with the food from their gardens. The RADA head thanked the EU and the FAO for their support, noting that “we are and committed to promote, expand and ensure the sustainability of this programme.” RADA is encouraging interested members of the public to call 1-888-ASK-RADA or 1-888-275-7232 for further details. Some 28 developing countries around the world are benefitting under the Food Facility programme in support of the UN Millennium Development Goal #1 (MDG), which seeks to half, the proportion of persons living in extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. FAO Representative to Jamaica, Bahamas and Belize, Dr. Jerome Thomas, informed that Jamaica is benefiting from approximately US$8 million under the programme to address the challenges and opportunities for food security, including limited access to technology and its application. He said the overall objective is to reduce poverty and increase food security for vulnerable groups, to improve the availability of safe, affordable and nutritious food for rural populations and urban poor. Advertisements
- Altice shakes-up management as Combes quits
Tags Previous ArticleAT&T chief rubbishes reports CNN will be soldNext ArticleDeutsche Telekom to launch smart speaker next year Kavit Majithia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 NOV 2017 Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more AlticeCombesSFR Author HomeLatest Stories Altice shakes-up management as Combes quits France-based telecoms and cable group Altice announced the resignation of CEO Michel Combes (pictured), as the company’s founder Patrick Drahi reasserts his power following a poor performance in Europe.In a statement, the company said it would now reorganise its group management and governance to “better implement Altice’s strategy, create accountability amongst management and improve the operational and financial performance of the business”.Dexter Goei, CEO and chairman of Altice’s USA operations, will replace former Alcatel-Lucent boss Combes, and assume additional responsibility for Altice Group, a role which he has served in before.Drahi, meanwhile, will assume overall control over operations in the US and Europe, after reappointing himself as chairman of the board.Altice’s statement said Drahi plans to set “the strategic, operational, commercial and technological agenda for the group and its executions, including in particular SFR Group”.SFR weighsIndeed, SFR, France’s second largest mobile operator, has weighed heavily on Altice, with sales continuing to decline.The company last week revealed a poor Q3 performance for its home market operation, reporting a loss of around 75,000 broadband customers in France, while also underperforming in Portugal.The bright spot for Altice is its US operation, which it has heavily invested in in the past few years through acquisitions of Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications.The unit also went public in June. However an aggressive acquisition led strategy has left Altice with a debt load of around €50 billion, and last week’s results earnings saw the group’s stock drop by almost a third.As part of the managerial shake-up, Altice appointed Dennis Okhuijsen as CEO of its European operation, in addition to his role of service as CFO of the group. Alain Weill, CEO of SFR Media, will now assume the role of SFR Group chairman and CEO, in addition to his current role.All key members of Altice’s management team will be reporting to Drahi.Altice added in its statement the shake-up will “provide direct, clear leadership of the Europe operations to deliver on its potential and continue to support Altice USA”.In his departing statement Combes said Drahi returning as president of the group would position Altice well “to execute its strategy across all operations”.