Jamaica/Cuba Cooperation in Greenhouse Technology

first_imgJamaica/Cuba Cooperation in Greenhouse Technology UncategorizedJune 20, 2007 RelatedJamaica/Cuba Cooperation in Greenhouse Technology Advertisements RelatedJamaica/Cuba Cooperation in Greenhouse Technologycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A team from the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) and the Agricultural Support Services Project (ASSP), headed by the Permanent Secretary, were recently in Cuba negotiating a technical cooperation agreement with the Cuban authorities in the areas of protected agriculture, including greenhouse and semi-protected technologies.The objective of the technical cooperation is to bolster the capacity of the Ministry to provide extension and other services to the growing number of farmers engaged in protected agriculture. Under this agreement, the Ministry with technical help from the Cuban authorities will establish greenhouse and semi-protected facilities to grow crops under organic and conventional conditions. The inclusion of organic farming is particularly important at this time, given the steep increases in fertilizer prices, and the fact that in Jamaica farmers can obtain premium prices for organic products, once they are certified. Through this cooperation, therefore, the Ministry through RADA and our Research Division will be able to provide quality extension service and advice to our farmers.The team will also meet with manufacturers of greenhouses and semi-protected structures with a view to identify a cheaper and more adapted source of these facilities to support our expanding protected agriculture sub-sector.Against the background of the high cost of grains and animal feeds due to the diversion of grains into ethanol, the team has reached agreement with the Cuban authorities to conduct joint research into the use of indigenous materials such as sugar cane and cassava for the formulation of animal feeds. The Cubans have enormous experience in this area. As part of the plan to revive the livestock sector, we will collaborate with them on artificial insemination technologies and other breeding methods.At the same time, the Jamaican team is actively engaging the Cuban authorities in exploring the possibilities for the export of Jamaican agricultural products and other manufactured goods. RelatedJamaica/Cuba Cooperation in Greenhouse Technologylast_img read more

Thom Yorke Drops New Track Youwouldn’tlikemewheni’mangry

first_img<a href=”http://thomyorke.bandcamp.com/track/youwouldntlikemewhenimangry”>Youwouldn&#8217;tlikemewhenI&#8217;mangry by Thom Yorke</a><a href=”http://thomyorke.bandcamp.com/album/tomorrows-modern-boxes”>Tomorrow&#8217;s Modern Boxes by Thom Yorke</a> While Radiohead is currently in the studio putting tracks togethter for their much-anticipated new release, Thom Yorke played Santa Claus on Twitter yesterday, deciding to bless us during this holiday season with the new track “Youwouldn’tlikemewheni’mangry,” as well as letting fans stream his most recent solo effort Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes in its entirety via Bandcamp. You can stream both below. so continuing the ‘experiment’ (kind of !!) Tomorrow’sModernBoxes is now on @BandCamp http://t.co/N9NPkMYFrs— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) December 26, 2014last_img read more

Marion Hall, f.k.a. Lady Saw, performs at the White House

first_imgA look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 22nd, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Here’s a look at our top stories.The Jamaica Diaspora Summit and the Caribbean American Heritage Month Committee will hold a weekend symposium at the Embassy Suites in Orlando. Highlighted during the Summit will be the impact of the Jamaican Diaspora in Media, Civil Rights, Politics, and Government Service.The Caribbean diaspora is taking advantage of the new mobile passport app which is expanding into the U.S. Travelers in and out of the Caribbean can now skip the line and use the express lane for free by simply setting up a profile and re-using information for future trips.Jamaican dancehall artiste, Lady Saw, now known as Marion Hall, announced on her Facebook account that she has been putout a list of musicians to perform at the White House this Friday, June 24. The event is in part of the 3rd annual Caribbean & African International Leadership Conference set to end June 24.In Sports, in the CASA Super League, Albion Plantation battled and won against the Fort Lauderdale Blazers this weekend with a score of 4 to 3 after penalty kicks. Albion Plantation will play against the Lauderhill Lions this Saturday in the tournament finals match at the Lauderhill Sports Park starting at 8:40 pm.Here’s a look at what’s Trending:Shane Tomlinson, singer of Jamaican parentage, has been identified as one of the 49 people murdered in the Pulse night club shooting. Tomlinson was the front-man for the Orlando based band, ‘Frequency’. Tomlinson was born in the U. S and was the youngest of two children.For Today’s Weather Forecast:Isolated thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 77. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 88 and a low of 78.For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.last_img read more

Africa’s very own Walk of Fame

first_img10 July 2015An Afri-Global Walk of Stars, similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was planned along Cradock Avenue, in the northern Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank, the African Global Heritage Foundation (AGHF) said.It will feature five-pointed stars inlaid into the pavement, which will be inscribed with names of people who have distinguished themselves and have left their mark globally and locally.“The walk is set to be a huge resource for Rosebank,” said Phineas Tichana, the Walk of Stars executive producer, “and a mega marketing tool for Johannesburg to promote tangible heritage as an open air museum, and enhance the business, cultural, and civic well-being of South African and African achievement.”Mock unveilingThe walk has been dedicated to Nelson Mandela, as well as every other South African and African who has made an outstanding impact on the world.A mock unveiling will coincide with Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July. “A formal inaugural induction will then be held in September to induct the first South African and African stars,” reported the Rosebank Killarney Gazette.CategoriesStars will be given to people who have excelled in radio, music, sport, film, television and performing arts, as well as to those who have rendered great service to their fellow citizens.Other categories will make provision for contributions from corporates, humanitarian organisations, and special honourees.The general public can nominate people, and the selection committee will make the final decision.The African Walk of StarsThe South African class of inaugural inductees:Recording: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Hugh Masekela, Oscar Mdlongwa aka Oskido, Jonathan Butler, Lerato Molapo aka Lira, Chicco Twala, Johnny CleggTheatre/live performance: Joe Mafela, Sello Maake KaNcubeSport: Lucas Radebe, Francois Pienaar, AB de Villiers, Gary Player, Ali Bacher, Caster SemenyaMeritorious: Imtiaz Sooliman, Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada, George Bizos, Desmond Tutu, Patrice MotsepeTelevision: Rolene Strauss, Connie Ferguson, Siyabonga Twala, Bonang MathebaFilm: Leon Schuster, Terry PhetoThe African class of inaugural InducteesRecording: Oliver Mtukudzi, Sade Aku, Salif KeitaFilm: Lupita Nyong’o, Genevieve NnajiTelevision: Alek WekSport: Didier DrogbaFrontline member-states champions:Kenneth KaundaRobert MugabeJoaquim ChissanoQuett MasireSam NujomaSamora MachelJulius NyerereKamuzu BandaHollywood Walk of FameEM Stuart, the volunteer president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, came up with the idea of a Walk of Fame in 1953. He wanted to “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world”.Eight years later, in 1960, construction of the famed walk began.“An average of two stars are added to the walk on a monthly basis,” reads the Walk of Fame site. “The walk is a tribute to all of those who worked so hard to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction.”Source: Rosebank Killarney Gazettelast_img read more

HR in 2014: It’s all about the technology

first_imgOne of the things I enjoy about the end of the year are predictions posts. I think it’s fun to read other people’s take on upcoming trends and the future of the profession. As a business professional, trend watching confirms my thoughts about what’s happening in the workplace. And when I see predictions about something new, it challenges me to learn about those topics.I believe 2014 will be a very exciting time for human resources and the world of work. We’re on the edge of so many cutting-edge technology advancements. Here’s my list of what to watch next year:1.       Companies toy with gamification tools. Ha! I couldn’t resist the play on words. Seriously, marketing departments have embraced gamification strategies for the consumer side of the business and, as a result, so will the rest of the company. Human resources departments will bring gamification not only into training activities but to the recruiting process as well.2.       Go mobile or go home. This is a no-brainer. Forbes cited earlier this year two surveys that confirmed over half of adult Americans have a smartphone. There are just too many smartphones to ignore mobile. eCommerce is big business. Using mobile technology for human resources related activities such as recruiting, training, and workforce scheduling only makes sense. Businesses will use mobile to keep employees selling and making customers happy versus filling out forms and filing reports.3.       Companies will start adopting enterprise social collaboration solutions. Businesses have come to recognize the value of informal and social learning. Couple this with the opportunities to engage with employees using internal networks. Social collaboration tools are the logical next step in organizational communication.4.       Organizations experiment with wearable tech. Fitness bands are helping people with their wellness goals. The introduction of devices like smart watches and Google Glass are changing the game. It’s only a matter of time before companies figure out how to use these devices to enhance the workplace.The Buzzword for 2014: Analytics. Even though it shouldn’t be a buzzword; it’s a business imperative. Some words get the buzzword moniker because they’re different (aka “selfie”), others become buzzwords because they are used frequently. We’re talking about the latter. During a recent conference, I heard business pros consistently, without hesitation, say the number one goal is data and analytics. Companies realize data equals profits and no one can afford to leave money on the table.The Top Compliance Issue for 2014: Yes, you guessed it – the Affordable Care Act. This is a very complicated piece of legislation. There have been some implementation set-backs. I suspect we will spend much of 2014 trying to figure this new law out together.You probably noticed this year’s predictions have a lot of technology in them. More and more human resources functions and solutions have a technology component to them. Human resources technology is part of our jobs. Frankly, technology is part of our jobs – no matter what position or level in the organization. Period.Employers once expected human resources to just know word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. Today, those same employers expect their people to know about smartphones, tablets, apps, and social media.You don’t need to be an expert or own every device. You do need to understand the fundamentals. And recognize that the fundamentals change all the time. Because technology is changing quickly. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to build technology into your professional life. You can learn more by doing small things like test driving the latest devices next time you’re in a shopping mall or stepping up your social media participation.Companies and individuals that embrace technology will have a definite advantage in 2014 (and the years to come). For HR pros, technology can bring advantages that allow us to focus on the operation. What do you think? Share your predictions in the comments.last_img read more

Grove City College Enhances Academic Mobility with Intel® Solid-State Drives and Intel® Anti-Theft Technology

first_imgDedicated to using technology to enhance the academic experience, Pennsylvania’s Grove City College has been providing all incoming freshmen with laptop computers for more than 15 years. To reduce hard drive failures that can halt productivity, and to minimize the impact of theft, the school’s IT group distributes Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ processor-based HP EliteBook* tablet computers with Intel® Solid-State Drives and Intel® Anti-Theft Technology. The Intel Solid-State Drives cut system imaging time in half and could reduce drive failures by 90 percent. Intel Anti-Theft Technology helps the IT group prevent information from falling into the wrong hands.“The tablets arrived only two weeks before the students,” said Vincent DiStasi, chief information officer for Grove City College. “Fortunately, the performance of the Intel Solid-State Drives enabled us to image all 750 tablets in just two days. We had all systems ready in time, and we didn’t have to spend the summer loading software.”To learn more, read our new Grove City College business success story. As always, you can find this one, and many others, in the Intel.com Reference Room and IT Center.last_img read more

Sad News San Diego Zoo Lion Mbari peacefully passes away at 15

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, May 22, 2019 Updated: 4:53 PMcenter_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Zoo staff are sad to announce that the Zoo’s male lion, M’bari, passed away today, May 22, 2019. M’bari was 15 years old and had been under veterinary care for some time due to age-related medical issues. In recent days, his condition had steadily worsened, despite attempts by animal care staff to modify his habitat to make him more comfortable. This morning, because of his worsening quality of life, animal care staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize him.M’bari was a well-known resident of the San Diego Zoo—a majestic lion that guests could often see lounging with his mate, Etosha, in their habitat at the Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey. His early morning and late afternoon roars could be heard throughout the entire Zoo.KUSI posted a video of a trainer feeding M’Bari to our Facebook page just one month ago. Check it out. Sad News: San Diego Zoo Lion M’bari peacefully passes away at 15 years old Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more