National 4-H Local Leader Association wins Climate Smart Agriculture competition

first_imgThe National 4-H Local Leader Association has won a competition geared at documenting and disseminating successful stories on the implementation of technologies and practices that were contributing to Climate Smart Agriculture.The Climate Smart Agriculture regional competition, launched in March 2016, was organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in partnership with the GEF Small Grants Program and the Mexican Embassy. Five proposals were submitted by the Agricultural Women’s Movement, AgroSuede Backyard Gardening, Eco Balance Biodiversity Learning Centre, Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Growers Group Inc and the National 4-H Local Leader Association.National 4-H Local Leader Association won the competition and was awarded a plaque and two undisclosed cash prizes on Friday 5 August 2016 at the Fort Young Hotel.Eco Balance centre placed first runner up while the Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Growers Group Inc placed second runner up. They were each awarded a plaque and undisclosed cash prize. The contest was open to any organization or organized groups working in agriculture in the ECS this includes Farmer groups, Farmer’s organizations, agro processors 4-H Clubs, Universities and other educational entities, NGO’s, Agricultural boards and Agricultural research and development organizations. However Government Ministries of Agriculture, International Organizations; either for profit or none profit; and their employees were not eligible to participate in the competition.– / 32 Share 351 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! EducationLocalNewsPrimaryRegionalSecondary National 4-H Local Leader Association wins Climate Smart Agriculture competition by: Dominica Vibes News – August 5, 2016last_img read more

Digicel launches LTE

first_img Share Share LocalNews Digicel launches LTE by: – January 17, 2019 Digicel launched its new and improved LTE network to Dominicans on Tuesday 15th January, 2019.The launch of the LTE network was held at the Fort Young Hotel.Chief Executive Officer at Digicel Dominica Nikima Royer Jno Baptiste says the launch of the new LTE network will transform the sector.She says Digicel is committed to ensuring that the upgrades will enable customers to enjoy more of what they love most, offering them the best quality and experience possible.The launch of LTE continues to demonstrate Digicel innovation and is a major step in equipping Dominica with most modern communication and entertainment infrastructure while improving the countries rates of internet penetration. LTE is the very latest in commercial available data technology with speeds of up to “ten times faster than 4G,” Mrs. Royer – Jno Baptiste said.Meantime Minister for Information, Science, Telecommunications and Technology Darroux says customers should take advantage of the newly introduced LTE network.Mr. Darroux said government must congratulate Digicel for its aggressive competitive strategy which has caused prices for services such as mobile internet and data to be attractive.“As new services and technology are introduced to the customers, service providers must continue to educate the public on the effective and efficient use of their service in order to encourage greater consumer access to the technology which in turn increases services obtained,” Darroux said. Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 401 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Negrense boxer fights in WBO title eliminator

first_img[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Boxer Arthur Villanueva of Negros Occidental will try to move closer to another world title shot. He faces South African Zolani Tete in a world title eliminator match on April 8 in Manchester, United Kingdom.According to the Bago City native, he considers this match against Tete his “last chance” to attain his dream of taking home a world championship belt.The 28-year-old was unsuccessful in his first try for the world title. He was defeated by McJoe Arroyo for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world super flyweight belt. Arroyo has lost the belt to Filipino Jerwin Ancajas last year.“Madami akong natutunan dun sa laban ko kay McJoe,” Villanueva said. “Sa ngayon, mas confident na ako na kaya ko manalo (kay Tete). Para sa akin last chance ko na ito sa world title kaya ayaw kong sayangin.”In case Villanueva beats Tete, he will be set up against fellow Filipino boxer Marlon Tapales for the latter’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight belt.“Sabi ng promoter ko (ALA Promotions head Michael Aldeguer) malakas si Zolani pero wala ‘yan dun sa determinasyon ko na manalo kontra sa kanya,” said the Negrense pugilist.Villanueva will be parading a 30-1-0 win-loss-draw ring record with 16 knockouts wins. He is coming from a knockout victory over Mexican Juan Jimenez for the WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight belt.The 28-year old Tete, on the other hand, is 24-3-0 in his career, with 20 knockouts. He has won his last eight bouts. He has also victimized Filipino boxers Jether Oliva, Eduard Penerio, Richard Garcia and Negrense Rexon Flores before.The Villanueva-Tete world title eliminator match will be one of the undercards of the WBO lightweight title fight between champion Terry Flanagan and Petr Petrov at the Manchester Arena./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading tag=’h3′ padding=’10’ heading=’Negrense boxer fights in WBO title eliminator’ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote’ custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]Sunday, February 26, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’’ attachment=’97962′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image]last_img read more

Game Notes: GSC’s top pitching staffs square off at UWA

first_imgLIVINGSTON, Ala. – The West Florida baseball team travels to No. 12 West Alabama in hopes of knocking off the top team in the Gulf South Conference and improving the Argonauts’ seeding in the GSC and South Region. UWF sits in third in the GSC standings and 10th in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association South Region rankings. The NCAA Regional rankings will be released next week.The Argonauts games were rescheduled to Sunday and Monday, April 19-20, in hopes of avoiding inclement weather. UWF is scheduled to play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Sunday and a single game at 1 p.m. Monday. UWF is on a three-game winning streak and a six-game GSC winning streak. UWA is on an 18-game winning streak.  Top Pitching Staffs CollideUWA boasts the best team ERA in the GSC at 2.71 ERA in 296.0 innings. UWF’s team ERA is the second best, sitting at 3.18 in 330.2 innings. UWA has the best opponent’s batting average (.231) followed by UWF (.241).The top six pitchers, and seven of the top 10, in the GSC in ERA could pitch this weekend in Livingston.UWF possess three of the top four pitchers in the GSC in ERA. Brandon Nagem (1.82) is first, Walker O’Connor (2.31) in third and Reed Bright (2.41) is fourth. Jarrod Petree (2.95) ranks ninth.UWA posses three of the top six. Fernando Gonzalez (2.08) is second, Jorge Cruz (2.42) is fifth and Gandy Stubblefield is sixth (2.42).  Nagem named South Region POWNagem was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association South Region Pitcher of the Week for his shutout at Shorter last week. The announcement came one day after he was named the GSC Pitcher of the Week. Nagem joined former Argos Jordan DeLorenzo and Ben Hawkins as the only pitchers in UWF history to earn multiple regional pitcher of the week awards. He struck out 11 while allowing just five hits in nine innings at Shorter April 11. He had previously been named the pitcher of the week Feb. 18 after pitching a complete game shutout against North Alabama. Nagem leads the GSC in ERA (1.82), opponent’s batting average (.200), strikeouts (71), walks plus hits per innings pitched (0.84), walks allowed per nine innings (1.13), starts (11) and innings pitched (79.1). He is tied for fifth in victories with a 6-1 record.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Murray, Del Potro braced for epic showdown

first_imgBritain’s Andy Murray returns the ball to Slovakia’s Martin Klizan during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 1, 2017 in Paris.World number one Andy Murray and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro square off at the French Open on Saturday in the latest chapter of a thrilling rivalry.Murray holds a 6-3 edge over the giant Argentine, notably downing Del Potro in a gruelling Olympic final to claim a second straight singles gold medal in Rio.But Del Potro avenged that defeat as he rallied from behind to overcome Murray in a five-set epic in last year’s Davis Cup semi-finals, with Argentina going on to secure their maiden title.Their third-round clash at Roland Garros represents just the second time the pair have met at a Grand Slam, Murray winning their only previous encounter at the 2008 US Open.“It’s a tough match. Not an easy third round. He’s, in my opinion, one of the best players in the world when he’s fit and healthy,” Murray said of Del Potro.“This year he’s had a lot of tough draws. If you look at the matches that he’s lost, I think he’s played Novak (Djokovic) a few times. I think he lost to (Milos) Raonic in Delray Beach.“Miami I think he lost to Roger (Federer). So because of the ranking that he has, he’s kind of in that bracket where he’s met a lot of the top guys early on.”Murray suffered a shock fourth-round exit at the Australian Open and his struggle for form was further highlighted by premature exits at Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome in the build-up to Paris.But the Scot, who reached the final at Roland Garros for the first time a year ago, feels his level is improving.“I definitely feel like I’m capable of winning that match. I mean, I’m playing way better than I was two weeks ago,” said Murray who beat Martin Klizan in the second round on Thursday.“(Thursday’s) match will have done me a lot of good, because physically I pulled up well and felt good, so I will gain a lot of confidence from that.”Del Potro, who is making his French Open comeback after a five-year absence, thrashed Guido Pella in his opener before advancing to the last 32 when Nicolas Almagro succumbed to a knee injury.The 28-year-old was hailed for his sportsmanship as he embraced and consoled the sobbing, stricken Spaniard courtside.But the 29th seed, whose loss to Gastao Elias in Lyon last week was his only defeat this season to a player outside the top 10, knows he must quickly re-focus for his showdown with Murray.“Last year we waged fiercely contested battles. So the stakes are high. I will have to fight again, but we are on a par,” said Del Potro.“I won’t be the favourite, but when you are playing against these great champions, it’s an opportunity to enjoy the moment and play well.”last_img read more

Everton boss Marco Silva faces sack after derby thrashing at Anfield

first_imgEverton manager Marco Silva faces the sack, with the club’s board expected to decide his future on Thursday – and former boss David Moyes under consideration as an interim replacement.Toffees majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri was scheduled to arrive in Liverpool on Thursday afternoon to confirm a decision on the future of the 42-year-old Portuguese after the 5-2 thrashing in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Anfield left them in the relegation places.Silva has already survived one round of emergency talks among the club’s hierarchy after the home loss to Norwich City on 23 November but it is increasingly unlikely he will be spared a second time.He was asked about his future in the aftermath of Everton’s eighth defeat in 11 games and said: “I am not the right person to talk about this situation. You are asking me and I don’t have the answer.”The answer may be delivered on Thursday, with Silva, who has been at Everton since May 2018, not expected to be in charge for Saturday’s game against Chelsea at Goodison Park.Former Everton manager David Moyes has been considered as a potential interim successor, but the suggestion has sparked a largely negative reaction from supporters and it remains to be seen whether Moshiri and his boardroom colleagues ignore that and invite the 56-year-old Scot to return.Moyes spent 11 years as Everton manager, and his return has been seen by fans as a retrograde step given his lack of success since leaving for Manchester United in 2013.He was sacked at United and Real Socieded and was in charge of Sunderland when they were relegated from the Premier League before having a short spell at West Ham.It has been suggested that if Moyes does return he could bring another Everton old boy Tim Cahill back as his assistant.Silva escaped the sack after the Norwich loss because Everton’s hierarchy appreciated he has worked tirelessly and suffered injuries to key midfield players Andre Gomes, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Fabian Delph.Everton director of football Marcel Brands has backed Silva to date and has argued for stability, but he was seen in deep discussion with fellow board member Sasha Ryazantsev, a close associate of owner Moshiri, as they stayed behind in the Anfield directors’ box at half-time on Wednesday after a shambolic opening 45 minutes.It will be a blow to majority shareholder Moshiri, who was the main driver behind Silva’s recruitment, even getting Everton involved in an acrimonious row with Watford as he tried to poach the Portuguese coach following Ronald Koeman’s sacking in October 2017.If Silva is sacked, he would be the fourth man to suffer that fate since Moshiri bought a share in Everton in February 2016, following Roberto Martinez, Koeman and Sam Allardyce.last_img read more

State Troopers Report Theft From Nikiski Home

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Two chainsaws were reportedly stolen from a home on Nikiski’s Koala Lane on Thursday, with a total value estimated at $700. Alaska State Troopers say a Nikiski resident reported the theft from his home. One of the chainsaws was a Stihl 031 model and a Husqvarna. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact AST at 262-4453 or Peninsula Crime Stoppers at 283-TIPS.last_img

Preview: Bristol City Women v Reading Women

first_imgPrevious meetingThe sides previously met during the Spring Series, where the Vixens hosted the Royals at Ashton gate in front of a crowd of 1100.Reading came out on top on a glorious Spring evening, emerging 3-1 victors.Tomorrow’s meetingMuch like Bristol City Women, Reading Women come into tomorrow’s game unbeaten in their last two outings in WSL 1, with one win and one draw respectively.Reading opened their campaign with a loss to Sunderland, but a comprehensive win over Liverpool and a hard fought point against Birmingham stands them in good stead heading into week four of WSL 1.The Vixens, who travelled to Kingsmeadow to take on Chelsea Ladies on the opening day, were defeated heavily, but have bounced back with a win over Yeovil Ladies and a draw at Meadow Park against Arsenal Women.Both sides will want to continue their momentum tomorrow, in what is set to be a thrilling contest at the Stoke Gifford Stadium.Tickets are still available, buy herelast_img read more

Guard Finley signs with Ole Miss

first_imgOXFORD – Sam Finley is officially a Rebel. The junior college prospect and former Big West Conference Sixth Man of the Year on Wednesday signed a national letter of intent with Ole Miss. The 6-foot-2 guard fills a major positional need for the Rebels, whose back-court loses senior guards Jarvis Summers, Terence Smith and LaDarius White. “We are very excited to announce the signing of Sam to our program,” coach Andy Kennedy said in a release. “Sam is a combo guard who, like Stefan Moody last year, not only excelled at the junior college level earning all-conference honors, but he also has Division I experience.”Finley transferred to Howard Community College in Texas from UC Riverside for his sophomore season.There, he averaged 17 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He also earned first team all-conference and all-region honors after shooting 43.7 percent from the field.Finley is praised as a solid ball handler who excels in transition. “We believe Sam can be equally as effective on or off the ball with his explosive play-making abilities,” Kennedy said. “With the loss of three quality back-court players from last season’s NCAA Tournament team, Sam will definitely have the opportunity to make an immediate impact next season.”Before going juco, Finley averaged 12.5 points per game as a freshman at UC Riverside and led the team in scoring in conference play. Finley committed to Ole Miss in early April, roughly one week after Andy Kennedy extended an offer at the end of the Howard College’s season.last_img read more

High school softball: Airline, Benton aim for spots in state tournament

first_imgThe Airline Lady Vikings and Benton Lady Tigers are one win away from advancing to the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Softball Tournament.Based on seedings, Airline and Benton will both be underdogs in second-round games.The No. 13 Lady Vikings (22-9) face No. 4 Central (23-6) on Friday at 5 p.m. in Baton Rouge in Class 5A. The No. 12 Lady Tigers (16-15) visit No. 5 South Terrebonne (23-7) on Saturday at noon in Bourg, which is about 60 miles southwest of New Orleans, in 4A.The state tournament is April 27-29 at Frasch Park in Sulphur. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be played in seven non-select classes and five select divisions.The last time a Bossier Parish team reached the state tournament was in 2014 when Benton reached the Class 4A quarterfinals. Benton came very close last season. The Lady Tigers led No. 5 Neville after six innings before falling 3-2. Benton also came close in 2015, losing to Assumption 2-1 in the second round.District 1-5A co-champion Airline defeated district rival Captain Shreve, the No. 20 seed, 16-0 in the first round Monday. Central edged No. 29 Natchitoches Central 6-4.Central shared the District 4-5A championship with No. 11 Live Oak, which defeated Haughton 14-5 in the first round. The Lady Wildcats have won eight straight. Central’s last loss was to 5A No. 1 seed Alexandria Senior High 21-1 on March 24 in the St. Amant tournament.Benton, the No. 12 seed, downed No. 21 Westgate 6-1 in the first round Tuesday. South Terrebonne defeated No. 28 South Lafourche 7-1. South Terrebonne shared the District 7-4A championship with Morgan City, the No. 3 seed. The Lady Gators have won six in a row. Their last loss was 2-1 to LaSalle in the Vidalia tournament on April 1. LaSalle is the No. 1 seed in Class 1A.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more