RelatedJamaica on Track to Satisfy Irish Potato Needs RelatedPolicy Coming to Regulate Tobacco Cultivation FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS Photographer Advertisements The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is to receive $96.65 million to carry out a project to combat poverty and improve revenues in banana dependent areas.The Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures (JBAMS) project is being funded by a $90 million grant from the European Union, and $6.65 million from the Government of Jamaica.This is set out in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure currently before the House of Representatives.The objective of the project is to combat poverty and improve revenues in the banana dependent areas, by improving the productivity and reliance of small farmers; and strengthening the link between small farmers and markets.Anticipated targets for the 2014-2015 fiscal year include: the establishment of operational procedures such as Credit Schemes for the All Island Banana Growers Association (AIBGA); procurement of supplies for AIBGA farm stores; and the strengthening/ conversion of district branches of the AIBGA into production clusters/farmers cooperatives.In addition, the project is expected to contract technical experts in marketing and capacity building to help strengthen the AIBGA; develop an operational manual for the production clusters; improve the infrastructure of the farm stores and other facilities; relocate oil tanks; procure equipment and containers; and construct a value-added facility.The duration of the project is from September 2013 to March 2017. The financing agreement was signed in October 2013.Physical achievements up to February 2014 include: engaging the Banana Board and All Island Banana Growers Association (AIBGA) to provide services to the banana industry in October. So far the Board has audited nine farms; collected and analysed soil and samples from 11 farms; collected and analysed 12 leaf samples for black Sigatoka disease; and installed pheromone traps on 18 farms. Story HighlightsRADA is to receive $96.65 million to carry out a project to combat poverty and improve revenues in banana dependent areas.The JBAMS project is being funded by a $90 million grant from the European Union, and $6.65 million from the Government of Jamaica.The objective of the project is to combat poverty and improve revenues in the banana dependent areas. $96.6 Million for Banana Accompanying Measures ProjectJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay $96.6 Million for Banana Accompanying Measures Project AgricultureApril 8, 2014Written by: Andrea Braham RelatedAll Set for Montpelier Agricultural Show
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 OCT 2013 Previous ArticleVodafone CFO departure to spark reshuffleNext ArticleO2/3 Ireland merger decision due from EC in November UK operators splash £1.4B in latest 5G auction Ofcom completes 5G spectrum allocation UK launches regulator targeting tech giants Ken Wieland Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Related Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, says around 20 public and private firms will be taking part in Europe’s first big trial of ‘white space’ technology in different parts of the UK over the next six months.The services tested will use gaps, or white spaces, that sit in the frequency band allocated for broadcast digital terrestrial TV.As expected, Google, Microsoft and BT are among those involved, but so too is a string of smaller British companies.Microsoft is to test free Wi-Fi access in Glasgow, which has the lowest level of broadband take-up of all UK cities.And working with the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for White Space Communications, the software giant will also examine using white spaces to link a network of sensors around Glasgow to create a ‘smart city’.BT and technology specialist Neul will work with the Department for Transport to test the potential enhancement of traffic information. Using white spaces to transmit data on traffic congestion and varying traffic conditions to vehicles, the idea is to improve information to drivers, reduce congestion and perhaps even improve road safety.Click4internet, an ISP, is to test rural broadband in hard-to-reach places. Unlike other forms of wireless technologies, such as regular Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the radio waves used by white space devices can to travel longer distances and pass more easily through solid objects.A number of companies, including Google, Nominet, LS telcom, iconectiv, Key Bridge, Fairspectrum and Spectrum Bridge have expressed interest in testing intelligent databases that ensure white spaces can be used without causing harmful interference to other devices.As data volumes sharply increase, thanks to the rapid growth of smartphones and tablets, Ofcom predicts an 80-fold increase in mobile data use by 2030.White space technology is viewed by the UK telecoms regulator as an important ally in the fight against a future spectrum crunch. Author Home Ofcom unveils UK “white space” trialists Tags OfcomTechnologyWhite space
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Roberto Castro shot a 3-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Web.com Tour Finals’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. Castro birdied the par-4 15th and 16th holes and closed with two pars to finish at 7-under 206 on Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. The 30-year-old former Georgia Tech player has played the PGA Tour the last four seasons, but slipped to 188th in the FedEx Cup standings to drop into the series that replaced Q-school. The tournament is the third of four events for the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings and non-members who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points. The top 25 players on Web.com Tour regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on series earnings, with Castro entering the week tied for 11th with $30,118. Last year, Eric Axley took the 25th card with $36,312. Harold Varner III, Robert Garrigus and Zack Fisher were tied for second at 5 under. Varner had a 66, Garrigus shot 67, and Fisher 69.
Dead & Company made their way George, Washington for the first of two shows at the Gorge Amphitheatre on Friday night as the latest stop on their ongoing spring/summer tour. Following a pair of performances in sunny Los Angeles earlier in the week, the members of Dead & Company found themselves trading their sunblock in for jackets and knit hats for the trip north to the picturesque outdoor venue.The band took the stage to open the show by grooving their way right into “Feels Like Stranger” with Bob Weir leading the charge on vocals. The opening set continued with lively renditions of early-Dead tunes in “Cumberland Blues”, “Dire Wolf” and “Loose Lucy”. The band then delivered their live debut of Robert Hunter‘s “It Must Have Been The Roses”, which originally appeared on Jerry Garcia‘s 1976 Reflections solo album. The band sent the audience into set break with a fitting rendition of “The Music Never Stopped”.Watch the set one opener of “Feels Like A Stranger” from Friday’s show below.Dead & Company – The Gorge (Set One Opener) – 6/7/2019[Video: Dead & Company]Night had fallen across the wide open sky above The Gorge by the time the band returned to the stage to start the second half of the show. That didn’t stop them from opening the second set with “Here Comes Sunshine”, with Weir, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and even pianist Jeff Chimenti all stepping up to their microphones to help sing the song’s group chorus. From there, the band proved that the music actually never does stop as they continued with “Dark Star” before going right into “Scarlet Begonias” and “China Doll”. Their lengthy second set segue continued back into “Dark Star” before charging forward into “Eyes of the World”. Following the “Drums” and “Space” portion of the show, the band returned to finish the second set with “Black Peter” and “Casey Jones”.The show’s one-song encore heard the band sending fans into the night with a performance of “Ripple”. Watch the set two opener of “Here Comes Sunshine” below.Dead & Company – The Gorge (Set Two Opener) – 6/7/2019[Video: Dead & Company]The band will return to The Gorge on Saturday for the second show of their weekend run at the naturally beautiful venue, with temperatures expected to be a bit more comfortable by the time they take the stage this time around. For tickets to upcoming shows on their spring/summer tour, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Dead & Company | The Gorge | George, WA | 6/7/2019Set One: Feel Like A Stranger, Cumberland Blues, Dire Wolf, Loser, Loose Lucy, It Must’ve Been The Roses*, The Music Never StoppedSet Two: Here Comes Sunshine, Dark Star > Scarlet Begonias > China Doll > Dark Star > Eyes of the World > Drums > Space > Black Peter > Casey JonesEncore: RippleNotes: *Debut
This week in Gophers’ sports: 6/22-6/28 Emily PolglazeJune 22, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAs Minnesota athletes from many sports begin summer training, a couple of Gophers Athletics alums have been finding success in their pro careers.Trevor Mbakwe victorious with Brose Baskets—June 22Former Gophers power forward Trevor Mbakwe helped lead Brose Baskets Bamberg to a championship title on June 20.In an 88-84 victory over Bayern Munich, Brose Baskets Bamberg became the Beko BBL champions for the seventh time.Mbakwe made quite an impact in the final game, scoring 20 points. Mbakwe also served as the captain for the Baskets this season.Following the victory, the Brose Baskets clinched a spot in next season’s EuroLeague. Mbakwe is likely to be highly sought after by many teams throughout the European league after his standout season.Seth Rosin makes MLB debut—June 22The Philadelphia Phillies called up right-handed pitcher and Gophers alum Seth Rosin for their matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 20. Rosin allowed seven hits and five runs through two innings. The Phillies fell to the Cardinals 10-1.Rosin played with Triple A club the Lehigh Valley IronPigs this past season, pitching 26 games with a 2.65 ERA. Rosin had 28 strikeouts and 10 walks on the season. Rosin was originally called up for one game with the Phillies, but may see more action in the near future as the club faces difficulties with their bullpen.Gophers freshmen prepare for draft—June 26-27Two Minnesota freshmen could seal the deal to eventually become professional players this week.The NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 26 and 27 in Sunrise, Florida. The draft consists of 7 rounds.Incoming freshmen Tom Novak and Jack Sadek are likely to be taken early in the draft process.Novak, a forward, is currently ranked 28th in prospects by the NHL, a possible first round pick.Defenseman Sadek is ranked 79th, which would set him up to be chosen in the third round.At least one member of the Gophers has been selected in the draft for the past 40 events, 2001 being the only exception. The Gophers currently have nine draft picks on the roster.The first round of the draft will be televised on Friday at 6 p.m. CST and the following five rounds will be aired starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
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Bill McGarvie with Eric Black and Colm Mullen.The Growling Swan Golf SocietyMonday, Nov. 6, Phoenix – Stableford1st Bill McGarvie (12) 40pts2nd Darren Slade (13) 39pts 3rd Alex Field (19) 39pts4th Colm Mullen (25) 35ptsNear Pins: L2 – Mike Johns, L7 – Eric Black, O5 – Nam Slade, O7 – Darren SladeLong Putts: L9 – Alex Field, O9 – Colm LawlorSixteen golfers chose to take a crack at the fabulous Phoenix golf course and playing off the white tees we took on Lake and Ocean nines in that order.With the numbers down we only played the one flight but kept all novelties going. It was Bill ‘Shooter’ McGarvie that set the game alight and returned a very good score of 40 points. Breathing right down his neck were Darren Slade and Alex Field, who again had to go to the count-back to sort out placings. Colm Mullen, obviously with no jetlag problems, took out fourth place on the podium.Thursday, Nov. 9, Treasure Hill – Stableford1st JC Lhoste (28) 32pts2nd Steve Younger (13) 32pts3rd Colm Mullen (25) 31pts4th Alex Field (19) 30ptsNear Pins: #2 Glenn Smith, #6 Tony Cook, #13 Mike Gosden, #17 Steve Younger.Long Putt: #9 JC Lhoste, #18 Mike Powell.For those who are not aware Treasure Hill is offering fantastic pricing at the moment and there were seventeen golfers that took to the challenge. The course was in great shape and we played from the yellow tees on a day that showed no sign of rain.Two players stood up in what was a low scoring day. JC Lhoste and Steve Younger both returned to the scales with 32 points apiece and the count-back system came into play (much to Steve’s nervousness, he does not feature well in count backs). Well he was not let down as JC took out the title leaving Steve to ponder what might have been. Taking out third was Colm Mullen, with Alex Field filling the final spot on the podium.
Advertisement a9ovNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsoe4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ew2ar( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cd2jqWould you ever consider trying this?😱9uCan your students do this? 🌚667hpa7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Image Courtesy: India TVAdvertisement West Indies’ explosive opener Chris Gayle will not be a part of the limited overs squad for the upcoming series against the No.1 ranked India side.The 36-year-old cited personal reasons to exclude himself from the 15-man squad. Moreover, the hard-hitting batsman also opted out of the tour against Bangladesh while making himself available for the England tour of the Caribbean as well as the 2019 World Cup in England.Advertisement The West Indies Cricket Board named a rather inexperienced squad for the tour with several fresh call-ups in the form of Chanderpaul Hemraj, Fabian Allen and Oshane Thomas.Advertisement WICB selection chairman panel elaborated the board’s decision to back the youngsters in a statement which reads:As we continue our Cricket World Cup preparations, the upcoming tour of India provides a great opportunity to expose some of our young talent,” With the 2020 ICC World T20 two years away and the limited amount of T20 Internationals within the next year, the panel believes at this juncture it is time to invest in the young players that have emerged over the last two years from Windies A and B teams, along with 2018 CPL,”Another notable name to be missing from the squad is mystery spinner, Sunil Narine along with all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.Allrounder Andre Russell managed a way to be included after suffering from an injury that forced him out of the 50-over format. The experienced duo of Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo have also been included.The fragile West Indies squad face a heavy test against the Asia Cup champions with Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite leading the ODI and T20 squad respectively. Check out the West Indies squad for both the formats below.ODI Squad: Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas.T20I Squad: Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas.Read Also:Cricket: Changes abound? Indian team’s performance to be appraised before second WI testIndia vs WI 1st Test Day 3 Review: India cut through Windies to record their biggest win Advertisement
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