Coffee Project Receives $10.4 Million

first_imgRelatedCoffee Project Receives $10.4 Million Coffee Project Receives $10.4 Million AgricultureApril 9, 2013 RelatedCoffee Project Receives $10.4 Million RelatedCoffee Project Receives $10.4 Millioncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Coffee Competitiveness Enterprise Programme is to receive $10.4 million this fiscal year, to help small farmers improve productivity, and producers to acquire appropriate tools and technologies.The project, as outlined in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, and being implemented by the Coffee Industry Board, seeks to provide capacity building of co-operatives in the central and northern regions of the island. The Common Fund for Commodities-financed project also seeks to promote consumption of good quality coffee.This year’s targets are to: procure seedlings and fertilizer; conduct farmer training; and provide post harvest support.Up to December, a number of activities were carried out to advance the programme, including the training of farmers; purchase of seedlings, fertilizer, small tools, pumps, office equipment and furniture; and the construction of a nursery in St. Catherine.By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

Minnesota struggles late, falls to ninth-ranked Indiana

first_imgBut failure to make plays down the stretch, as was the case in their loss at Michigan State on Jan. 5., was the Gophers’ downfall.Now Minnesota is left wondering how it lost its first home game of the year heading into a rematch with the Spartans.“I thought (Indiana) played better, but that we wanted it more,” Tollackson said. “It certainly wasn’t a lack of effort or heart.”Said Smith: “We’d have gained a lot more (confidence) if we had won.”Balancing statistics:“Weird game,” Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson said as he sat down for his post game press conference.He wasn’t kidding. Both teams shot themselves in the foot, making for the small margin of victory for the Hoosiers. Indiana committed a season-high 26 turnovers, but Minnesota only scored 16 points off those turnovers.The Gophers, who got outrebounded by 16, also went a woeful 11-of-21 from the free throw line.Tollackson, who went 0-of-7 from the line said his performance from the line was unacceptable.“It was disgraceful. I couldn’t buy one,” he said. Minnesota struggles late, falls to ninth-ranked IndianaThe Gophers let a two-point lead with under two minutes remaining slip away in the final moments. January 18, 2008Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Minnesota men’s basketball team does not believe in moral victories.That is why Thursday night’s 65-60 loss to ninth-ranked Indiana was such a hard pill for the Tubby Smith’s team to swallow.“It’s time to stop being happy being in these types of games,” senior guard Lawrence McKenzie said. “I don’t believe in moral victories. They don’t count in the win (column). We can’t keep letting these games slip away.”Understanding full well they needed a win against a quality opponent to be considered an NCAA tournament-worthy team, the Gophers played inspired basketball for 40 minutes in front of a nationally televised audience and a capacity crowd of 14,625 at Williams Arena.Unfortunately effort alone doesn’t always win basketball games. Usually, in close contests, late-game execution does.Whereas Minnesota struggled mightily to close out the game after fighting back from an 11-point deficit to take a two -point lead with just over a minute remaining, the Hoosiers made plays when it mattered most. “After a Spencer Tollackson layup put the Gophers ahead 60-58 with 1:49 to play, Indiana successfully got the ball to a wide-open Lance Stemler who calmly hit a three-pointer on the Hoosiers next possession. Free throws by freshman guard Eric Gordon, who is considered by many as a lottery pick in this summers’ NBA Draft but was held in check for much of the game, and two more by Stemler sealed it for the Hoosiers in the final minute.“We had a defensive breakdown (on the three-pointer),” Smith said. “(That shot) took some wind out of our sales.”Feeding off the momentum proved by the adrenaline rushed into “The Barn” by a raucous crowd, the Gophers more than held their own against perhaps the best the Big Ten has to offer early, leading by as many as six in the first half.But as quick as Minnesota built its biggest lead at 27-21 with sharp offensive execution, it was lost just as quickly thanks to poor offensive possessions. When the Gophers went nearly five minutes without a possession, Indiana fully capitalized, stringing together a 17-0 run to take a 38-27 lead, which evolved to a 40-32 half time advantage.The Gophers rallied to cut their deficit early thanks in large part to Tollackson and senior forward Dan Coleman, who led Minnesota with 15 points, and eventually got over the hump, leading by as many four in the second half.last_img read more

Brixton on the brink

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American Trucking Associations Welcomes Karla Hulett as New CFO

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. ARLINGTON, Va. – American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves has announced that the federation has hired Karla Hulett as the group’s new chief financial officer (CFO).   “I’m incredibly pleased that we’ve been able to bring someone with Karla’s extensive experience to American Trucking Associations,” Graves said. “As we navigate this economic recovery, I can think of no one better suited to keep ATA’s fiscal house in order through these challenging times.”   Hulett comes to ATA with more than three decades of experience in tax and revenue administration, most recently with Accenture.   Prior to her time at Accenture, Hulett also worked in the private sector for Microsoft Corp. and Computer Sciences Corp., and served more than 20 years in the Kansas Department of Revenue, ultimately as secretary of the department under then-Gov. Bill Graves.   “I’ve very excited to join the ATA family,” Hulett said. “In my career, I’ve had the chance to explore the challenges and opportunities of both the public and private sectors, and now I’m eager to do the same in the not-for-profit sector. I’m confident that my experience as a financial administrator will serve ATA’s members and professional staff well as the federation works to promote the industry’s goals. Also, I look forward to working with former Gov. Graves again.”   Hulett replaces Dave Bearfoot, who retired in January.     AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

President reopens railway to Jaffna

first_imgSRI LANKA: The final section of line reconnecting the Jaffna peninsula in the north with the rest of the rail network was formally opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on October 13. The 38 km Pallai – Jaffna link restores what was one of Sri Lanka Railways’ most important routes before its disruption by war in 1990.Guests at the reopening celebrations included Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, High Commissioner of India which funded the US$800m project with a soft loan. Construction was undertaken by IRCON International, which installed concrete sleepers and welded rail suitable for speeds up to 120 km/h. Jaffna station is being reconstructed by Sri Lanka Railways with the assistance of Bank of Ceylon, and will have ‘modern facilities while preserving its ancient architecture’.The journey time for the 400 km Jaffna – Colombo overnight service is about 6 h. There will be an initial service of four passenger trains/day, plus freight traffic which is expected to include perishable and manufactured goods, petroleum products and cement.last_img read more

New Farmington resident hosts Little Free Library

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Joy Montgomery knew when she attended the grand opening of a friend’s Little Free Library in Livonia that she’d found a worthwhile project.Farmington resident Joy Montgomery, right, is pictured with city officials (from left) Jeff Scott, Sara Bowman, and Mayor Bill Galvin. (submitted photo)“I said from that point on, I’m determined to do one of my own,” said Montgomery, who moved to Farmington in July.A Wisconsin-based nonprofit, Little Free Library supports the installation of book exchange locations throughout the world. The “libraries” house books for all ages and are located in front yards, parks, and other easily accessible locations around the world.The Montgomery family celebrated a grand opening for their Little Free Library October 8 with neighbors and city officials. (submitted photo)Montgomery’s library officially opened with an October 8 ceremony on Maple Avenue. Some of the books were hers, others were donated by friends. In addition to the original collection, she has filled a couple of bookshelves with replacements.“I rotate the stock once a week,” she said. “Kids are walking home from school, they’ll open the doors and see different books.”Montgomery hopes to install another Little Free Library in a more central location in downtown Farmington. That project, she said, would be more literacy based, an opportunity to get books in the hands of people who might not otherwise have access to them.With her Livonia friend, Sherry Klisz, Montgomery has also done “book bombing,” filling up Little Free Libraries in Detroit with books.“I feel good about promoting literacy,” she said. “It’s just kind of a cool thing all around.”Other registered Little Free Libraries in the area include locations on Bunker Hill Drive and on Sunridge in Farmington Hills. To learn more about the project or to start one of your own, visit littlefreelibrary.orgGet more local headlines sent toyour inbox every morning (except Sunday). Reported bylast_img read more

Club don’t think they’ll get money from Manchester United transfer –…

first_imgThe report said Sporting are trying to avoid paying 10% of the money to his former club Sampdoria, and in case the clubs didn’t find an agreement, then the case could end up in court.Well, now it seems it didn’t take long for an outcome. Because according to newspaper O Jogo today, Sampdoria are indeed going to Fifa for their money.It’s said the clubs had been in talks about the pending amount, but the lack of an agreement have convinced the Serie A side they have to make it a legal battle.Embed from Getty ImagesSporting paid €8.5m to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sampdoria in 2017, giving the Italian side 10% of a future profit.In 2018, when Lions players were attacked at the Alcochete training centre, several of them rescinded their contracts with the club, including Bruno Fernandes. A month later, he agreed a new deal with them as a free agent.So when selling the midfielder to Manchester United in a €55m move in January 2020, Sporting believed that the current contract was the one he signed as a free agent, being able to avoid any past clauses they had with Sampdoria.But the Serie A side don’t think it’s legal.Following the amounts mentioned, Sampdoria believe they have the right to €4.6m from Bruno Fernandes’ transfer to the Red Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoIDA Ireland by CNBC CatalystPfizer, Zalando, Intel, Wuxi: Here’s Why Big Business Is Bullish About Ireland.IDA Ireland by CNBC CatalystUndo A couple of days ago, we covered a story from A Bola which explained Bruno Fernandes’ transfer to Manchester United could end up being investigated by Fifa.last_img read more