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RelatedCIB Advocates Increased Coffee Production Advertisements RelatedCIB Advocates Increased Coffee Production FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Corporate Communications Manager of the Coffee Industry Board, Arlene Daley, has expressed concern over what she says is the steady decline in coffee production over the past two decades.Speaking at a meeting of the Non-Blue Mountain Coffee Cooperative recently hosted at the Kendal Camp and Conference Centre in Manchester, she noted that next to sugar, coffee is the crop which earns Jamaica the second highest amount of revenue.Ms. Daley further informed that while low land areas yielded some 300,000 boxes per annum in the early 1980s, this has fallen drastically to some 80,000 boxes annually, in recent years.“We have a decline in production over the years. In 1982, we were exporting around 300,000 boxes of low-land coffee. Over time, this has gradually declined. Blue Mountain Coffee used to produce approximately 30 per cent of coffee for the export market, while low land used to produce 70 per cent of this amount. Now, unfortunately, the reverse is true,” she said.Lamenting that several factors have contributed to this decline, she stated that the country is now experiencing significant revenue loss as a result. While Jamaica earned between $27 million and $40 million per annum from the coffee industry a decade ago, this figure has seen significant reduction in recent years, she informed.Frequent hurricanes resulting in loss of productive acreages, the demise of the banana industry in coffee growing areas, continuous high infection levels of coffee leaf rust, and a lack of low-interest funding to finance coffee production in high mountain areas, are some of the reasons cited by the CIB, as negatively affecting the industry.The Board will be doing its part to improve coffee production through a number of intervention strategies, such as increasing access to low-interest funds, instituting new agronomy programmes, and improving training and communication.State Minister with responsibility for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Michael Stern, speaking at a community meeting at the Frankfield Primary School in his constituency of North West Clarendon, said incentives will have to be created to encourage more persons to go into coffee production.This, he said as the production of low land coffee production has been on the decline for the past several years. “Incentives must be put in place so small farmers will want to plant coffee once more, low land coffee,” the State Minister said.In support of the industry Mr. Stern said that he has allocated a percentage of his constituency’s development fund to the resuscitation of the industry. He informed that a coffee processing factory is to be opened in Frankfield, Clarendon to deal with the problem.The Coffee Industry Board plays a crucial role in the regulation of the coffee industry, while the Government-owned Wallenford Coffee Company has the responsibility of managing the commercial aspects of coffee production in Jamaica. CIB Advocates Increased Coffee Production UncategorizedJune 3, 2008 RelatedCIB Advocates Increased Coffee Production
RelatedPublic Entities Contribute to Consolidated Fund RelatedPublic Entities Contribute to Consolidated Fund RelatedPublic Entities Contribute to Consolidated Fund Public Entities Contribute to Consolidated Fund Finance & Public ServiceApril 13, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service Minister, the Hon. Audley Shaw, has confirmed several billion dollars in payments made into the Consolidated Fund by public sector entities operating with surpluses.Speaking at a press conference at his Ministry, National Heroes Circle, Kingston to expand on his 2010/11 opening budget debate presentation, on Friday (April 9), Mr. Shaw disclosed details of the payments made by 16 public sector entities, deemed to be operating in surplus.Mr. Shaw said that the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) topped the list with some $530 million, followed by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) with $500 million each and the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) with $498 million.Other payments he listed were made by: Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB), Overseas Examination Commission (OEC) and HEART Trust /NTA , $400 million each; Jamaica Development Bank (JDB), $350 million; Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) and National Health Fund (NHF) – $300 million each; Culture Health Arts Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, $250 million; Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) – $100 million each; Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) and Transport Authority, $75 million each; and the National Export-Import (EXIM) Bank, $30 million.Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), converses with Governor, Bank of Jamaica (BoJ), Mr. Brian Wynter (right), during the Minister’s post-Budget press conference at the Ministry’s Heroes Circle offices in Kingston, on Friday (April 9). At left is Financial Secretary, Dr. Wesley Hughes.The Consolidated Fund is the principal Government account to which all government revenues must be deposited and from which expenditure, via warrants, is withdrawn.In his opening Budget presentation at Gordon House, Mr. Shaw had indicated that the public bodies were asked to make financial contributions/dividend payments into the Consolidated Fund to assist his Ministry in meeting targets under the economic programme for 2009/10 financial year.Mr. Shaw informed Parliament that the request was made of those Public Bodies whose profitability and cashflow indicated their ability to pay, and that medium to long-term capital programmes would not be jeopardized. The amount contributed is $5 billion.“Over the years, the government has invested substantial sums in public entities and has had to absorb significant losses incurred by some. It is plain good sense that those that operate in surplus make a contribution towards Government’s fiscal needs,” he explained.He also thanked the Board of Management of the public entities for their cooperation.Mr. Shaw also told the press conference that the government is one step closer to effecting a consolidation of statutory deductions. Noting that this process has proved more challenging than originally projected, he pointed out that a key element of the process was the deliberations on the cap for the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).“We are now at a point where a decision is about to be made, and I’m not going to steal the thunder of the Minister of Labour and Social Security, but the Government had made a decision concerning raising the cap on the NIS. Once that is instituted, then it will be seen as the first step towards completing the process of consolidating statutory deductions,” Mr. Shaw said. Advertisements
RelatedThirty Students Graduate from Abilities Foundation RelatedChetwood Primary Retains Credit Union Quiz Championship RelatedYoung People Urged To Research Cost Effective Energy Alternatives Advertisements 375 Students to Benefit from ‘Camp Summer Plus’ EducationJuly 4, 2013Written by: Chris Patterson 375 Students to Benefit from ‘Camp Summer Plus’JIS 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 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Approximately 375 grade three students, who are performing below grade level, will receive critical assistance during the summer break through the annual ‘Camp Summer Plus’ programme.Three one-month camps will be held from July 8 to August 9, where the youngsters will benefit from a rigorous academic programme focused on mathematics and reading, and an array of enrichment activities to raise their educational standard.The camps will incorporate 28 schools in regions one, four and six. Classes will be held at the Holy Trinity High School in Kingston (region one); Albion Primary and Junior High, St. James (region four); and at Jose Marti High in St. Catherine (region six).Camp Summer Plus, which is in its third year, involves collaboration between the Ministry of Education and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Jamaica Basic Education Project.Speaking at the official launching ceremony at the Ministry’s Heroes Circle offices in Kingston on Wednesday, July 3, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, said the intervention will prepare the students for the important Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests.He pointed out that children exposed to the programme have the advantage of advancing as much as one grade in their reading ability.“If our children are able to be sufficiently literate at grade four, then so many other things follow. You get much better results at Grade Six in the GSAT (Grade Six Achievement Test), we get much better results at CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate) , and it saves us not only the tremendous amount of wasted efforts, it eases the frustration of our teachers and school administrators, who have to cope with deficiencies in reading and maths,” he argued.Rev. Thwaites is encouraging other stakeholders, such as churches and members of the private sector, to offer similar interventions across the island.He noted that engagement of students during the summer holiday is vital, as studies indicate that the weaker performing students regress as much as one grade over the two-month break.“The Ministry of Education is anxious to collaborate with those who can use this period for constructive engagement of our students…when I have spoken in the past of extending the school year, it’s not a question of having more days in formal classes, but it is understanding the need for an enriching experience for longer periods than are covered by the school terms,” he stated.In her remarks, Director, Office of Citizen Security, USAID, Nichole Graber informed that some $250,000 will be spent to host the camps.Ms. Graber informed that this is the last year that the USAID will be funding the initiative as it transitions the programme over to the Ministry of Education. She noted, however, that the agency will continue to provide guidance to the Ministry.National Coordinator, Sonia Robinson-Glanville, informed that the classes will be held Monday to Friday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.“We have outstanding instructions and mentoring. The classes are led by highly qualified, certified teachers and we have inspiring guest speakers (as well),” she said, noting that the students will be fed a healthy breakfast and nutritious lunch.Community Relations Education Officer, Region One, Donna-Rae Fearon Taffe, told JIS News that the students were selected after being identified by the teachers and principals at the various institutions.“Initially, the region looked at the Grade Four results and we looked at those schools, that are performing way below the 50 per cent in terms of the scores and from those schools we selected eight schools. We then discussed with the principals about their students, who were most needy and who were performing below the grade three level,” she explained.Some of the corporate donors of the initiative include Kingston Bookshop and Carlong Publishers Limited, which have donated reading and writing materials to the programme.Contact: Chris Patterson Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites (centre), accepts school supplies from Company Director, Kingston Bookshop, Damani Johnson (right), during Wednesday’s (July 3) official launch of Camp Summer Plus 2013, at the Ministry’s Heroes Circle offices in Kingston. Others sharing the moment are: Principal of Chetolah Park Primary, Robert Smith, and students at the institution.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – You won’t find any azaleas blooming along PGA National’s Champion Course this week. No dogwoods, either. But if you’re Tiger Woods, you can almost smell them anyway. Or imagine draws on the practice range here turning around the bend at No. 13 at Augusta National. Or high fades settling down on the 15th green on a Masters Sunday. Woods says the specter of the Masters looms strong now with the PGA Tour schedule turning to the Honda Classic and this week’s start of the Florida swing. “Once we get to Florida, I think we’re all thinking about our way to Augusta,” Woods said after his pro-am round Wednesday. “Some guys usually start at Doral, some guys start here, but once we get to Florida, now most of the guys are getting pretty serious about their prep to Augusta.” Honda Classic: Articles, videos and photos Phil Mickelson can feel it, too, as he makes his first start at the Honda Classic in a dozen years. “This is kind of where guys like myself and others are getting geared up for that event,” Mickelson said. “It’s important to get competitive, get sharp mentally and focused, and play some good golf, get in contention.” That is something Woods hasn’t done in his sluggish beginning to 2014. In his two starts this year, he has tied for 41st at the Omega Dubai Masters and failed to make the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open. There’s the usual fretting and angst among analysts over Woods’ lack of form. Woods posted a 79 at one of his favorite venues, Torrey Pines, in his last PGA Tour start. His pedestrian start is fueling speculation that at 38 Woods is more beatable than ever despite his five wins a year ago. It’s fueling speculation that major championship titles will be harder to come by. Woods, after all, is looking for his first major championship victory since ’08, his first Masters title since ’05. “I think now the players really believe that, yes, Tiger is terrific, and he won five times last year, and he was really good, but he was beatable,” NBC’s Johnny Miller said. “Before, it was like, if he had his A-game, you could just kiss it off. It wasn’t going to happen. He was just so much better than everybody, and so much better under pressure, and so much better on Sundays, and so much better in the majors. It was not a fair fight. Now, it’s a fair fight.” Woods is looking for his first top-10 finish this year. If he doesn’t get it, alarms are sure to go off among the experts. Woods has never failed to finish among the top 10 in his first three starts in his 18 years as a pro. Even Notah Begay, the NBC course reporter who knows Woods’ game as well as any analyst, recognizes a narrowing of the gap between Woods and other top players. He sees Woods less able to contend when he’s not on his game. “I think his game has come back down to earth a little bit,” Begay said. “I do think he has the ability to create that separation, and he doesn’t necessarily have to have his A-game. But it used to be that he could be somewhat off of his game and still finish in the top 10. If you just look at his top-10 performances over the last two or three years, they’re not as high of a percentage as they were prior to the scandal.” Woods is making just his third start at the Honda Classic. He was brilliant closing with a 62 in his first year in the field in 2012, nearly catching Rory McIlroy after starting the final round nine shots back. Last year, he was ordinary at PGA National, tying for 37th. A victory this week does more than soothe the angst around Woods’ sluggish start. It sends a message he is ready for the year’s first major. He has never made the Masters his first win in any season. All four years he won a green jacket, he took at least one win with him to Augusta National. Woods played his pro-am Wednesday with swing coach Sean Foley in tow. He said he isn’t focused on form. He’s focused on winning. “It feels good,” Woods said about his overall game. “I was pleasantly surprised how well I was hitting it today, and just getting a feel for the greens and how the short game is playing out of this grass, versus up at Medalist.” What Woods ultimately wants is the feeling he’s ready to win the Masters.
Men complete charity drive from Malin Head to Cape Town WhatsApp By News Highland – November 16, 2010 Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Google+ A charity endurance drive from Malin Head to Cape Town has finally been completed.Two Donegal men and a Tyrone man drove in their 4×4’s through sixteen countries in aid of the Donegal Hospice and The Foyle Hospice.Jay Dolan from Lifford, Vincent Tully from Mannorcunningham and Gary Patterson from Castlederg set off on their gruelling trip six weeks ago.Speaking to Highland Radio News from Cape Town, Jay Dolan, said it was a tough, but enjoyable trip:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/jayd1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Twitter Previous articleStricken trawler towed into RathmullanNext articleDonegal South West by-election candidates round-up News Highland Pinterest Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Pinterest Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady
On paper, it would seem as if a struggling all-cargo carrier may not have much to offer a new investor. But although unused, ACG did secure traffic rights to the US last year. And, confirms Lufthansa Cargo, which is busy adding capacity on its Detroit route, the lane between Germany and the US is currently an attractive place to be. “It’s got one of the highest growth rates, and it’s really coming back after a huge dip,” said a spokesman. He added: “We are not afraid of competition.”German traffic rights continue to be a problem for international carriers – you only have to look at Emirates’ and Etihad’s efforts to gain a foothold there. And if ABC has ACG’s operating certificate, it will be able to take the car business ex-Germany, and fly to and from South America with flowers and perishables for Russia. ACG would also give it a maintenance hub at Frankfurt Hahn, and allow it to hub outside of FRA, likely at a lower cost. © Khunaspix Dreamstime. By Alex Lennanehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/[email protected] 14/02/2012 Several sources close to a deal-in-the-works have confirmed that all is changing at Air Cargo Germany – with another Russian company in the frame, in the form of Air Bridge Cargo/ Volga-Dnepr.There has certainly been a lot of speculation in recent weeks about the future of struggling Air Cargo Germany. First, there were reports it was seeking new funding from its Russian backer, Rashid Mursekaev, owner of VIM-Avia (although the shareholders are listed as ACG Beteiligungsgesellschaft and City Leasing Ltd). Next, the word on the street was that new investment had failed to come through – apparently Mursekaev thought enough was enough. But things continued to be bad. One customer reported that their rates were “insanely low”. Another watched an ACG 747 take off from Mumbai “like a rocket”. “There can’t have been anything in it,” he added.As early as July, CEO Michael Bock told Air Cargo World: “We should make it clear that we do not want a strategic partner to join our business, but instead are looking for further financial investment in the airline.”Well, it doesn’t seem as if plain old cash was on the cards. Instead, it looks as if it has got – well, more than a strategic partner. It looks as if it will be a classic takeover. ABC launched a route to Chicago in April, through Amsterdam, and Tatyana Arslanova said at the time: “As such an important market, the USA has always been on our strategic radar screen.” It was planning to open a US office at the end of last year.Its fleet is likely to be less of an attraction. ACG leases four aircraft, two 747-400BCFs and two 747-400 special freighters, with an average age of 19.5 years. ABC meanwhile has seen the first of a five-strong order of 747-8Fs delivered, and it has options on five more.However, technically Volga-Dnepr would only be able to take a 49% share in ACG, and the company is currently keeping the story well under wraps, despite Frankfurt being awash with rumours. VD told The Loadstar it “would not confirm this”. (Although that’s hardly a denial, either.) Also not confirming are Frankfurt Hahn, ACG, ACG’s lessors – the story is in blackout mode. Is VD hoping to avoid attention? German regulators are probably still smarting from Air Berlin’s new ownership, so perhaps a silent approach is the best route to take.But the mood in the market is slightly sour. While the forwarders are likely to get more services through ABC than ACG, one potential customer said: “Competition is good. But at the moment companies are trying to take each other out to hike the prices. I want to pay a fair price, but you can end up with a monopolistic situation – which Volga-Dnepr is very good at – just look at the way it controlled the Antonovs. And Air Cargo Germany did have very good prices.”Another German forwarder said the operation would need to change considerably to bring real competition. “There are quite a number of operators on the north Atlantic market, and almost all of these airlines have a better ground structure and sales organisation in Germany than ACG. So even with fresh Russian capital I don’t see how ACG will justify their existence.” Unless of course, it’s actually ABC.
For Whom The Bell Rings Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Add to My List In My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories Talks to save the Atlanta Nobel peace summit aren’t going peacefully.Three board members of the local nonprofit tapped with hosting the planned summit — Jason Carter, Laura Turner Seydel and Willis Potts — resigned Friday amid conflicts with the nonprofit’s controversial CEO, Mohammad Bhuiyan, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Bhuiyan is the event’s lead organizer and head of Yunus Creative Lab.Their departures are the latest chapter in an already tumultuous story of Atlanta’s plans to host an international peace summit for Nobel laureates this fall.The Permanent Secretariat of The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which spearheads annual gatherings of Nobel Peace Prize winners, said earlier this week that unless Atlanta leaders find a compromise soon, the organization will move the event elsewhere.The Rome-based organization awarded the 2015 summit to Yunus Creative Lab in 2013.
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Open Gaming Alliance appoints new executive directorWanda Meloni steps up from vice president role after less than a year on the bardMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 12th October 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareWanda Meloni has been named the executive director of the Open Gaming Alliance, less than a year after joining the board as its vice president.In addition to serving on the OGA board, Meloni is also editor-in-chief of the Gaming Business Review and the founder of M2 Advisory Group. This new role will see her take a more central role in creating and implementing the Alliance’s strategies and initiatives.”Wanda’s industry knowledge, energy and hard work has helped revitalise the OGA’s efforts as we evolve to better reflect all platforms, sectors and business models that make up the game industry today,” said Drew Johnston, OGA president, in a statement. “Her insight and guidance will help the organization respond to emerging trends and issues important to our members, and shape the OGA’s growth.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Johnston was installed as president in January 2015, with Meloni joining as vice president at the same time. “The OGA strives to be a resource and place where members and partners can discuss, share and access learnings across the industry to make our business stronger,” Meloni added. “We have many new initiatives in the works at the OGA, and I look forward to working with our members and collaborating with industry partners.”If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on [email protected] employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesYoshinori Ono joins DelightWorks as president and representative director | Jobs RoundupFunPlus hires Wei Wang as chief creative officer, Arone Le Bray joins The Chinese Room as principal narrative designerBy Jeffrey Rousseau 4 days agoSix additional staff leave Stadia to join Haven StudiosFormer Stadia Games and Entertainment GM Sebastien Puel is a co-founder of Jade Raymond’s new ventureBy Danielle Partis 7 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.