Visual Arts Teacher Wins Logo Competition for Census of Agriculture

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedVisual Arts Teacher Wins Logo Competition for Census of Agriculture FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Kimone Leon, a visual arts teacher and graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, has been declared winner of the Census of Agriculture 2007 Logo Competition.The competition, which was judged recently, forms part of the preparatory process for the Census of Agriculture to be conducted in February 2007 by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN).Speaking with JIS News, Communication and Marketing Manager of STATIN, Pamela Blake, said that, “we decided to have a logo competition as part of the publicity plan to alert the population that we will have a Census of Agriculture starting in February of next year”.According to Mrs. Blake, some 65 entries were submitted. “The entries were generally very colourful; however, we thought most of them did not bring across the message to the target audience,” she pointed out.“We were looking for a logo that would do just that,” she said, adding that the judges were particularly interested in an entry to which farmers would be able to identify.“We also wanted something that would be adaptable for print (and) the web and could be used either on a large or small scale. The winning entry encapsulates a lot of what is done in the farming sector,” she explained.In describing the winning entry, Technical Assistant at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and one of the judges, Cleve Bowen, noted that, “the flora represented by the banana was a good idea in combination with the cattle which was represented by a cow. These are basic staples of farming. animal and food produce. The background, which had a bar chart, suggests that a census was being conducted. Together, I found that these were able to effectively convey the idea of an agricultural census”.For the winning logo, Miss Leon will receive a cash prize of $50,000. The logo will be used on all print collateral material relating to the Census of Agriculture.Every 10 years, STATIN undertakes the census of agriculture to determine the number of farmers in Jamaica, the types of crops being grown, the acres of land utilised in farming and other agricultural data that will form the basis for the development of policies and programmes.The Census of Agriculture 2007 is to be held under the theme: ‘Taking Stock of Agriculture’.Mrs. Blake said it was important that all farmers participate in the census, as they would be providing important information on the contribution of the sector to the economy.“The Census will allow us to update the information that we gathered on the agricultural sector in previous years. The data from the census will reveal changes in the size and structure of farms, all of which is important for planning,” she pointed out.The census will be conducted in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands between February and July 2007. RelatedVisual Arts Teacher Wins Logo Competition for Census of Agriculturecenter_img Visual Arts Teacher Wins Logo Competition for Census of Agriculture UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2006 RelatedVisual Arts Teacher Wins Logo Competition for Census of Agriculturelast_img read more

Jamaicans Greet High Commissioner Johnson in Brixton

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Hundreds of jubilant Jamaicans turned out to greet Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson, during his tour of the refurbished Brixton Village, South London, on the Independence weekend.Mr Johnson was special guest of the traders in the cosmopolitan shopping and cultural village, which was toured by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall two weeks ago.Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson chats with Jamaican-born PC Errol Patterson of Brixton Police station during a tour of Brixton Village on Saturday, August 7.He observed, at close hand, the melting pot of people drawn from different nationalities utilising one economic space. He also cut the ribbon at the official opening of the chic clothing store, Bella West Boutique, operated by Jamaican June Daley.Members of the community expressed delight that the High Commissioner had chosen to visit Brixton, the community with the highest concentration of Jamaicans in London.“We are very happy that the High Commissioner decided to visit us. Brixton often gets a bad rap, but people should see firsthand the positive things that are happening here. There is a lot of regeneration taking place and Jamaicans are involved at every level. We are transforming the community, and we are pleased that firstPrince Charles and his wife Camilla and then our High Commissioner have endorsed us,” said craft trader Peter Baker.Lauren Craig, founder/director of Thinking Flowers? based at the Field Gallery in Brixton Village presents Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson with flowers for his wife Mrs Pamela Johnson, during a tour of the village on Saturday, August 7. Ms. Craig was commissioned to design floral arrangements for Barrack Obama’s inauguration.Many Jamaicans who emigrated to Britain during the Windrush era of the 1940s and 50s settled in the South London town, upon arrival. While the first generation has dwindled, due to repatriation and death, second and fourth generations and new migrants have helped to maintain a strong Jamaican presence in the town.During the Independence weekend, shops on High Street and stalls in the marketplace were heavily decorated with Jamaican colours. Jamaican music blared in the streets and jerk chicken stands littered the sidewalks.High Commissioner Johnson, who was accompanied by his staff, interacted with traders from various backgrounds, including the owner of Italian restaurant Bellantoni’s, Chef Dario Bellantoni, who also operates a Bed and Breakfast in Portland, Jamaica, called Blue Heaven.Dario Bellantoni, owner of Bellantoni’s Artisan Pasta in Brixton Village and Blue Heaven, Long Bay, Port Antonio, Jamaica, shares a moment with Jamaica’a High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency, Anthony Johnson, during a tour of Brixton Village on Saturday, August 7.Mr. Bellantoni told JIS News that Jamaican culture had a heavy influence on other nationalities in the town, because of its vibrancy and strong presence.“In this village you will find people from all over- Finland, Denmark, Pakistan, Afghanistan. If you speak to anyone of them, they will tell you that they have been influenced by reggae music or something Jamaican. Such is the power of the Jamaican brand in Brixton,” he said.High Commissioner Johnson congratulated Ms. Daley, who is also founder of the 21-year-old Miss Jamaica UK beauty contest, on her business ventures, noting that her entrepreneurial spirit goes back to her Jamaican roots. RelatedJamaicans Greet High Commissioner Johnson in Brixton RelatedJamaicans Greet High Commissioner Johnson in Brixtoncenter_img Jamaicans Greet High Commissioner Johnson in Brixton Foreign AffairsAugust 11, 2010 RelatedJamaicans Greet High Commissioner Johnson in Brixtonlast_img read more

Vodafone loses out as O2 closes in on £1.5B UK smart meter deal

first_img Telefonica has been chosen as the preferred communications service provider for smart meters in two out of three UK regions, according to the UK government.The value of the Telefonica deal is £1.5 billion over 15 years to supply mobile connectivity to smart meters in central and southern parts of the country, although the agreement is subject to the contracts being agreed.Arqiva is the preferred bidder in the north of the UK, a contract which is worth £625 million over 15 years. Both potential contracts were announced by the country’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).Vodafone lost out in the bid. It told the Guardian it was “disappointed”. It is unclear if rivals EE and 3 UK were also among the unsuccessful bidders.The potential scale of this contract gives an idea of what might be coming in other energy markets around the world. It also demonstrates what the much talked-about smart meter market might offer mobile operators.Smart meters are intended to promote energy efficiency by providing real-time pricing information to gas and electricity consumers, as well as removing the need for the energy utilities to send out employees to consumers’ premises for meter reading.The UK government is obliging the UK energy sector to install smart meters. The idea is to install 53 million new meters across the country between 2015 and 2020. However, the process has already been subject to delay.The government aims to finalise contracts in early September.Telefonica said its proposed smart meter-reading service will be based on its existing mobile network in the UK, as well as the use of mesh networks in areas without cellular coverage.The UK government also announced that Capita is the preferred bidder to manage the data and communications services for the UK’s smart metering deployment. CGI is in line for the data side of the contract. And a firm called Gemserv may get the contract to maintain and update a smart metering code that defines the technology.Smart metering has been used elsewhere in Europe but not on a widespread basis. There have been introductions in Nordic countries using GPRS for meter reading in rural areas where it is more efficiently for utilities than  physically sending out an employee to read a meter.But supporters of smart meters are more ambitious. They want the technology to revolutionise the energy market by making it more interactive between energy provider and consumer. Home Vodafone loses out as O2 closes in on £1.5B UK smart meter deal Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 AUG 2013 Previous ArticleVerizon holds fire on Canadian acquisitionsNext ArticleMobile growth drives Lenovo in Q1; exceeds PC sales Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido Tags Relatedcenter_img Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques Español Author Richard Handford Telefonica bolsters blockchain security Telefonicalast_img read more