3 people dead in north Florida single engine plane crash

first_imgAdvertisementNo additional details were immediately available. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Two small planes collide mid-air and both landed safely May 14, 2021 MIDDLEBURG, Fla. [AP] – Three people died in a single-engine plane crash near Middleburg on Wednesday morning, officials said. There were no survivors at the crash scene, according to Florida Highway Patrol, which is investigating the crash. Motorists are being asked to avoid the crash site, which is just west of Middleburg, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said.Officials have not yet confirmed where the plane departed from or where it was heading when it crashed. Advertisement RELATEDTOPICScenter_img New video shows plane seconds before crashing in LaBelle May 24, 2021 AdvertisementTags: plane crash Airplane found at bottom of lake could solve 56-year-old aviation mystery June 15, 2021 WATCH: Men rescued from Everglades plane crash after Taco Tuesday flight gone wrong June 9, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Advice to aspiring young soccer players from a Laois man exposed to the professional system

first_img Portlaoise’s Paul Cahillane has offered some advice to young Laois soccer players who may be offered the opportunity of a professional career abroad.The former Celtic, UCD and Wexford Youths midfielder was the guest on this week’s addition of the Talking Sport Podcast.The focus of our new series is to speak to Laois people who have played at high levels in more than one sport.Before winning 10 club championships with Portlaoise and playing for Laois at senior level, Cahillane was on the brink of a professional soccer career.He spent three years at Celtic, from 2005 to 2008, having left Laois as a 16-year-old.But with the way coaching in Ireland has changed since then, his advice now to aspiring young players is different than the road he took.Paul said: “I’ve been asked this question a few times and I think I was wrong to go early because I don’t think I was mature enough at the time.“I think the coaches in Ireland now are at a much higher level than when I was going through this process so I don’t see any reason why people can’t finish their Leaving Cert and do a year or two at League of Ireland to get older and better.“Because for me, if you’re good enough at 18 or 19, clubs are still going to want to take you.“If you have proven yourself in the League of Ireland, be it men or women, clubs are going to want to take you. It has been proven time and time again with players that come back.“You only have to look at Richie Towell and when he came back from England to Dundalk, it wasn’t long before he got back over there again.“I’d be very passionate about the power that education can have on people, not just as regards academics, but as regards learning from other people and how they go about their business.“Be it playing against older players and learning how they do things on the field – or those experienced players and how they carry themselves off it.“And then reading up on things. How many things have been introduced into sport in the last ten years – be it gym work, GPS, nutrition, fitness work.“For me, you can only do all of that as you get older. So taking yourself out of an environment that is comfortable to you – where you can already develop – my advice would be to wait, develop and grow.“But everyone’s circumstance is different. And who is to say that with a bit of luck, mine would be different and I would have a totally different opinion on it.”You can listen to the episode in full here and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify as well as listen on Soundcloud and Podbean.The LaoisToday Podcast · Talking Sport: Paul Cahillane on Celtic, Portlaoise, Ireland, Laois and Roy Keane Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 5th June 2020 Electric Picnic Advice to aspiring young soccer players from a Laois man exposed to the professional system Facebook Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role SEE ALSO – Talking Sport: Laois hurlers Willie Dunphy and James Keyes on getting back to work, super skills, Shinty and 7-aside teams TAGSPaul CahillaneTalking Sport Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Home Sport Soccer Advice to aspiring young soccer players from a Laois man exposed to… SportSoccercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest News Twitter Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Crettyard Stone seeking to fill a number of rolesNext articleLaois club chairman pens open letter to GAA and County Board pleading for the reopening of picthes Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.last_img read more

Bull Bay Hurricane Drill a Success – ODPEM

first_imgBull Bay Hurricane Drill a Success – ODPEM UncategorizedJuly 6, 2007 Advertisements RelatedBull Bay Hurricane Drill a Success – ODPEM FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has said that the recent hurricane drill held in Bull Bay, St. Andrew was a success.“We think it was extremely successful and the feedback from the community indicated that they were able to form crucial networks within the community,” said Acting Senior Director at ODPEM, Omar Afflick.During the drill, which attracted residents from nearby communities, a search and rescue operation was conducted along a river bank. In addition, shelter management teams were formed to manage shelters and a command centre set up to track and coordinate messages.Mr. Afflick told JIS News that persons were able to practice what they had learnt at an ODPEM search and rescue training programme held a year ago, to sensitize the community on how to respond in the event of a hurricane. During that exercise, participants were exposed to training in shelter management, first aid, search and rescue and disaster management.Superintendent of Police, Bull Bay Police Station, Talbert White, who worked at the command centre during the simulation, had high praise for the exercise. “I think they can only get better with constant practice. Some people didn’t fully assess the situation properly and deal with it on a priority basis so they may have to look at these areas and do a re-run but I think overall it was a good effort,” he pointed out.Team leader for the Community Disaster Response Team, Alpha Green, said the experience was well worth the effort. “We can’t prevent the eventualities but with training, we could minimise any disaster that would affect the community”, he said.In the meantime, Mr. Afflick said that for this hurricane season, ODPEM will be organising follow-up preparedness meetings with the residents in order to keep them informed about first-aid practices.The ODPEM Acting Senior Director also informed that greater effort will be made to get wider community support for the meetings.Funding for the staging of the drill, which was held in collaboration with the Jamaica Red Cross Society, was provided by the European Union.center_img RelatedBull Bay Hurricane Drill a Success – ODPEM RelatedBull Bay Hurricane Drill a Success – ODPEMlast_img read more

Teachers Urged to Provide Transformational Leadership

first_imgRelatedTeachers Urged to Provide Transformational Leadership RelatedTeachers Urged to Provide Transformational Leadership RelatedTeachers Urged to Provide Transformational Leadership Teachers Urged to Provide Transformational Leadership EducationAugust 16, 2009center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Special Advisor to Education Minister, Hon. Andrew Holness, Ruel Reid, has called on teachers to provide the necessary transformational leadership that will tackle the nation’s social ills, and, in the process, create a society of peace and high achievers.He made this appeal while addressing a service at the Mandeville Parish Church in Manchester on Sunday (Aug. 16), to mark the start of the 45th Annual Conference of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA).“As a moral agent you are called upon to make decisions that often favour one moral value over another. You must exercise your authority in an ethical way based on standards; indeed your conduct, then, must be deliberately moral. A leader’s moral duty expresses itself not only in the obvious day-to-day ethical dilemmas, but in the mundane policies and structures that may have hidden ethical implications,” he stated.Mr. Reid added that “to be an ethical leader, then, is not a matter of following a few simple rules, as your responsibility may be complex and multi-dimensional. But it is rooted, more or less, in technical expertise and more in simple human integrity.”He pointed out that the role of educators is consistently about achievement, and ensuring that success is attainable.“The central moral purpose and commitment in education consists of constantly improving student achievement and ensuring that achievement gaps, wherever they exist, are narrowed,” he emphasised.The Special Advisor to the Education Minister, in expressing his belief in the ability of young people to achieve success in any area, underscored that with application and hard work, they can achieve.“Transformational leadership is about changing expectations, young people must first view themselves as important, influential social agents, and make the school environment a model for what we would wish to see in the wider society.”“Yes, you can advance learning, peace and integrity in your schools, and your lives. Yes, you can use your education to generate change, and dedicate yourselves to excellence in your studies. Yes you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. Yes you can change Jamaica right here, right now, in your schools,” Mr. Reid charged. Advertisementslast_img read more

Independent expert advice on Grenfell Tower published

first_imgIndependent expert advice on Grenfell Tower published The government has today (27 May 2021) published independent expert advice that will be considered as part of the process of reaching a decision on the future of Grenfell Tower.The publication ensures that bereaved families, survivors, and residents have the opportunity to examine and comment on the information before a decision is made.The government wrote to the community about this earlier in May and has already begun engagement to discuss the advice.As guardian of the site, the government has carried out ongoing works and maintenance to ensure the Tower remains stable and that people can continue to live, study and work nearby.As part of the independent advice, engineers have recommended that the government proceeds carefully to take the Tower down after these safety works have been completed.The government is now considering this advice and is meeting with bereaved families, survivors and local residents to hear their concerns and priorities for the future of the site, so these can be taken into account where there is flexibility to do so.This is alongside a commitment to support the independent Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission and the community in their creation of a fitting memorial to honour those who lost their lives in the tragedy. Bereaved families, survivors and the local community will continue to be at the heart of determining what the future memorial will be.The government is in regular contact with the Metropolitan Police, the Coroner and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry to ensure that any decision does not interfere with their work – and they have confirmed that they have all the required evidence from the Tower.The government has confirmed that there will be no change to the Tower before the fifth anniversary in June 2022. The government is asking for comments on the advice by 31 July. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:anniversary, Commission, community, future, Government, Grenfell, Grenfell Tower, heart, police, Safety, study, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Nissan’s ex-chair Ghosn appears in court for first time, asserting his innocence

first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Renault keeps Ghosn as CEO after probe finds no wrongdoingRenault owns 43 per cent of Nissan, while Nissan owns 15 per cent of Renault. The alliance, which in recent years has added smaller Japanese automaker Mitsubishi, has risen to be one of the most successful in the industry, rivaling Volkswagen of Germany and Japan’s Toyota.Ghosn remains the head of Renault and is still on Nissan’s board of directors.His courtroom appearance drew worldwide attention, with throngs of cameras set up outside the Tokyo Detention Center to capture his departure. No cameras or audio recordings are allowed in Japanese court sessions.Authorities also arrested a fellow Nissan executive and aide to Ghosn, Greg Kelly, charging him with collaborating with Ghosn to underreport his income. Kelly, an American, was released on bail on December 25. He also has maintained his innocence.Tokyo prosecutors have repeatedly extended Ghosn’s detention by adding new allegations. The latest is suspicion of breach of trust stemming from the claim he had Nissan temporarily shoulder his personal investment losses.Formal charges on those allegations have not been filed and no trial dates have been set for Ghosn or Kelly. Ghosn’s detention now runs through Friday. See More Videos Prior to arrest, Ghosn planned to replace Nissan CEO: sources Trending Videos Ghosn’s protege and successor, Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa, has denounced Ghosn, claiming he used company assets and money for personal gain and falsified financial reports. The former chairman of Japan’s Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, denied any wrongdoing and proclaimed his loyalty to the company at a court hearing in Tokyo on Tuesday.It was Ghosn’s first public appearance since he was arrested on November 19 and charged with false financial reporting.“Your honour, I am innocent of the accusations against me,” Ghosn told the judge, speaking firmly and calmly as he read from a statement. “I am wrongfully accused.” Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSNissanNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Prosecutors have charged Ghosn, who led a dramatic turnaround at the Japanese automaker over the past two decades, with falsifying financial reports in underreporting his income by about 5 billion yen (US$44 million) over five years through 2015.They also say he is suspected of having Nissan temporarily take on his investment losses from the financial crisis.Wearing plastic slippers and a dark suit without a tie, Ghosn rebutted the allegations against him point-by-point and said he had the option to leave Nissan but had decided to stay on.“A captain doesn’t jump ship during a storm,” said Ghosn, who was visibly thinner than before his arrest.The veteran auto executive was handcuffed and led into the courtroom with a rope around his waist as the hearing began. Officers removed his handcuffs and seated him on a bench.Presiding judge Yuichi Tada then read out the charges and said Ghosn, a Brazilian-born Frenchman of Lebanese ancestry, was considered a flight risk – he was arrested on his arrival in Tokyo by private jet – and might try to hide evidence.Facing the courtroom, Ghosn spoke proudly of the automaker’s – and his own – achievements, such as reviving iconic models like the GT-R and the Z, expanding operations in China, Russia, Brazil and India and pioneering electric cars and autonomous driving.“I have a genuine love and appreciation for Nissan,” he said.Ghosn has been held in Spartan conditions at a Tokyo detention facility since he was taken into custody. However, Ghosn’s defence lawyer Motonari Ohtsuru told reporters at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club late Tuesday that Ghosn was transferred to a bigger room with a bed at his request.In keeping with Japanese regulations, he has been allowed visits only from his lawyers and consular officials.RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 This courtroom sketch depicts former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in a courtroom at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Ghosn appeared in court on Tuesday and asserted his innocence while demanding the reason for his prolonged detention.  Nobutoshi Katsuyama / Kyodo News via AP last_img read more

Parking To Be Limited For Dave Matthews Concert July 11

first_img Published: July 2, 2001 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Parking for the Dave Matthews Band concert at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Stadium July 11 will be limited so concert goers are encouraged to carpool or take the bus if possible. The concert, sponsored by the CU Program Council and Bill Graham/Chuck Morris Presents, begins at 5:30 p.m. Folsom Stadium will open at 4 p.m. RTD bus schedules are posted on the RTD Web site at www.rtd-denver.com. Parking will be available at the Crossroads Mall, entering on the 30th Street side near Arapahoe Avenue, and on the University of Colorado campus. At Crossroads, concert parking will open at 3 p.m. and will cost $5. The fee includes a shuttle to and from Folsom Field. Parking lots on campus will open at 4 p.m. and will cost $7. Tailgate parties will not be allowed in any of the lots, and Boulder and CU police and security guards will patrol lots to break up any attempts at tailgating. For additional information on the concert, contact the Program Council office at (303) 492-7704. People who have questions or complaints the day of, or during, the show should call the Dave Matthews Complaint line at (303) 735-DAVE.last_img read more

Bricoleur Vineyards Announces the Appointment of Executive Chef Shane McAnelly to…

first_imgLinkedin Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Bricoleur Vineyards Announces the Appointment of Executive Chef Shane McAnelly to Head…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessBricoleur Vineyards Announces the Appointment of Executive Chef Shane McAnelly to Head the Winery’s Culinary ProgramBy Press Release – April 3, 2020 324 0 AdvertisementWINDSOR, Calif. (April 3, 2020) – Bricoleur Vineyards, an exciting new winery, tasting room, culinary showplace, retreat and event venue in the idyllic Russian River Valley, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shane McAnelly to the position of executive chef.  McAnelly will head the winery’s new culinary program, set to launch after May 4th and the latest addition to the winery’s many attractions, delighting guests with innovative and approachable dishes designed to highlight Bricoleur Vineyard’s 12 stand-out varietals from prized vineyard sites.“It is a privilege to welcome Shane to our Bricoleur Vineyards family,” said Chief Executive Officer and founder Mark Hanson.  “He brings amazing expertise and a wealth of knowledge to our team and we are very excited to see and taste what he has in store for our much-anticipated culinary program.”McAnelly will team with Bricoleur Vineyards’ acclaimed winemaker, Cary Gott, to create a seasonal rotating menu that showcases locally sourced ingredients from Bricoleur Vineyards’ gardens and surrounding farms, including Angerer Family Farm, Freckle Farms and Russian River Organics.  To inaugurate the culinary program, McAnelly has created two deliciously enticing pairing experiences, Sip and Savor and Atelier Bricoleur, to spotlight the winery’s ever-growing wine portfolio of limited-production wines primarily from estate-grown, sustainably farmed grapes.A sample of the Sip and Savor tasting flight experience features the 2017 Estate Pinot Noir paired with duck rillette, beet “chicharron,” radish and Russian River Valley raspberry.  Hosted in the estate’s Winery Barn, Bricoleur’s Sip and Savor experience is priced at $55 per flight and is available by reservation only.  Sip and Savor is the perfect introduction to the winery’s new culinary program.For a more interactive and cutting-edge experience, Atelier Bricoleur offers a front row seat in the brand-new kitchen in the Winery Barn as McAnelly and his skilled team prepare a custom-made, seven-course meal from the best of Sonoma’s bounty. Pairings include the 2018 Kick Ranch Viognier with black truffle goat cheese scarpinocc, fennel pollen, preserved kumquat, chervil and estate honey.  Atelier Bricoleur is priced at $195 per person and is available by reservation only, Thursday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.McAnelly’s culinary awakening came early, baking with his mother and grandmother in the family kitchen.  He started his career in the kitchen at The Blackhawk Grille in Danville, California.  After 5 years working his way up the ranks he moved on to Garibaldi’s restaurant in Oakland as the sous chef.   It is here that he began to build the strong relationships with local farmers and purveyors that continue to this day.  Three years later, he was promoted to chef de cuisine at Garibaldi’s and began expanding his ties with local farmers into wine country in order to find the best local ingredients to use in his dishes.In July of 2010, McAnelly took the position of executive sous chef with the opening team at Zero Zero restaurant under Bruce Hill in San Francisco.  He moved on to Va de Vi restaurant in Walnut Creek in 2011, taking the role of executive chef.  He next moved north to Wine Country with his family to open Chalkboard restaurant in Healdsburg.  Under McAnelly’s direction, Chalkboard received a 3-star review from then San Francisco Chronicle critic Michael Bauer, as well as securing a coveted spot on Bauer’s list of Top 10 New Restaurants for 2013. While serving as the executive chef at Chalkboard, McAnally and his team helped open The Brass Rabbit, a pasta house focusing on seasonal produce.  In May 2018, McAnelly hosted his first dinner in the prestigious James Beard House in New York City, choosing the theme “It’s Always Sunny in California.”Bricoleur Vineyards was founded by San Francisco Bay Area natives Mark and Elizabeth Hanson and daughter Sarah Hanson Citron.  The word Bricoleur (bree-ko-LER) is French and refers to “one who starts building something with no clear plan, adding bits here and there, cobbling together a whole while flying by the seat of their pants.”  The beautiful 40-acre estate features a winery barn, pavilion, rose garden featuring 85 different varietals, bocce ball court, several view patios, two ponds, an estate villa and a refurbished milk barn.  The pristine property, charmingly nestled in the Russian River Valley countryside, was meticulously designed by the Hansons to serve as an ideal location for intimate gatherings with friends and family, corporate retreats, or as a home base for wine country touring.Pending public safety allowances, the winery plans to open officially on Saturday, May 2. , Bricoleur Vineyards will be open to the public Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with reservations required for all wine-paired culinary experiences. A rotating series of events and programming will be announced throughout the year.Located at 7394 Starr Road in Windsor, Bricoleur Vineyards can be reached by calling (707) 857-5700, emailing [email protected] or visiting www.bricoleurvineyards.com.About Bricoleur VineyardsBricoleur Vineyards is a unique wine country retreat nestled in the Russian River Valley in Windsor, California, about an hour north of San Francisco.  Visitors can visit the newly renovated Winery Barn to enjoy Bricoleur Vineyard’s hand-crafted, estate-grown wines or an elaborate, wine and culinary experience guided by celebrated local Executive Chef Shane McAnelly. The 40-acre estate features a number of picturesque gathering places to relax and create memorable experiences, such as a picnic in the stone pavilion overlooking the rows of Chardonnay, strolling in the rose gardens admiring the vast array of colorful and fragrant roses, playing a friendly game of bocce ball, or simply enjoying one’s family and friends while watching the ducks and native birds by one of  two serene ponds  Family owned by Bay Area natives Mark and Elizabeth Hanson and daughter Sarah Hanson Citron, Bricoleur Vineyards is Sonoma County’s hidden gem, dedicated to enjoying the beauty of Sonoma County while building meaningful connections and communities.Advertisement TAGSBricoleur VineyardspeopleShane McAnelly ReddIt Facebook Share Email Twitter Previous articleCascade Brewing Announces Sale to Local Group of Brewery and Taproom OwnersNext articleSonoma Family Meal Launches New Disaster Relief Fund to Pay Restaurants to Cook for Those in Need Press Releaselast_img read more

Children Receive Back-to-School Supplies

first_imgRelatedChildren Receive Back-to-School Supplies RelatedChildren Receive Back-to-School Supplies Children Receive Back-to-School Supplies EducationAugust 24, 2010 RelatedChildren Receive Back-to-School Suppliescenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail School supplies valued at $70,000 were presented to children of the Prospect and Land Settlement communities, at a back-to-school fair, held in Port Antonio, on August 21.More than 150 children between 4 and 11 years of age were presented with note books, pencils, crayons and other items, in preparation for the new school year, which begins on Monday, September 6.The event, organised by the Prospect Community Neighbourhood Watch Association, in Port Antonio, was aimed at assisting the children with educational supplies, as well as fostering improved relations among the residents.Speaking to JIS News, Constable Leron Mattison of the Police Community, Safety and Security Branch, in Port Antonio, said the Neighbourhood Watch Programme was not only about protecting the community from criminal elements, but also about developing unity among the adjoining communities and creating social programmes that will allow greater interaction between the residents.Residents from the Prospect and Land Settlement communities in Port Antonio, Portland, participating in a back-to school fair, held on August 21.He urged the citizens to “come on board and make a difference in the reduction of crime, and the development of your communities.”President of the Prospect Community Neighbourhood Watch Association, Devon Lowe, said he was pleased with the response so far, and hoped that members of the communities will continue to support the group.“A programme like this is good for the community. I hope the citizens will fully understand its importance,” he said.Constable Leron Mattison of the Community Safety and Security branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, inPort Antonio, addressing residents at a back-to school fair, held in Port Antonio, on August 21.Cynthia James and Loureen Grant, residents of Land Settlement, said they were pleased with the programme, and also for the assistance they received for their children.During the fair, the children participated in a spelling competition, among other activities, while the parents played dominoes and engaged in other social events.The fair was sponsored by the business community in Port Antonio.last_img read more

Dr. Tufton says 4-H Clubs critical to food security

first_imgRelatedDr. Tufton says 4-H Clubs critical to food security RelatedDr. Tufton says 4-H Clubs critical to food security RelatedDr. Tufton says 4-H Clubs critical to food security Dr. Tufton says 4-H Clubs critical to food security AgricultureDecember 11, 2010center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, has underscored the pivotal and integral role of 4-H Clubs in advancing the Ministry’s mandate islandwide, particularly relating to food security.Alluding to the organization’s growth, which had seen evolved into a movement with 70,000 registered clubbites attached to some 550 clubs, the Minister contended that the 4-H movement is one of agency the Ministry can be depend on to carry the message of agriculture, discipline and hard work “across the length and breadth of Jamaica”.He was addressing the 4-H Clubs 70th anniversary gala reception, at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Tuesday (December 7).Executive Director, Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Lenworth Fulton (left), presents a gift basket to Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President, Nadine Molloy, after she delivered the main address at the organization’s 70th anniversary gala reception at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Tuesday (December 7).In commending the 4-H movement’s achievements, Dr Tufton noted its input in the establishment of over 600 school garden programmes, which he cited as key to the Ministry’s thrust towards attaining food security.“Over the past couple of years, we have spent a lot of time focusing on food security as an important thrust, because we feel that, as a country, we are blessed with the environmental conditions (and) industriousness of our people and, therefore, can combine these to create our own opportunities, as they relate to food security,” he said.He highlighted the school garden programme as one important avenue to help young Jamaicans appreciate how to apply themselves and apply a discipline.“And, once you get that discipline, you can apply it to every other area of your life, as a youngster and certainly, eventually, as an adult,” the Minister said.He thanked the leadership and the teachers in the institutions for taking on the responsibility of coordinating the gardens developed in the programme.Dr. Tufton said the Government’s vision for the 4-H movement was an organization that strives for excellence, by identifying areas of opportunities which it can take advantage of. Commending various displays by members at 4-H events, he also cited the need for their conversion into viable business pursuits.“We need to see some conversions from samples to main stream markets, because I believe you have the formula. I think you could, actually, be a transforming agent in that respect, as it relates to some of the great things that you produce using local input,” Dr. Tufton encouraged. He said this could also be achieved by collaborating with critical stakeholder partners.“From the perspective of this government, and certainly from me, as Minister, our support is fully with you and (will) continue to be so,” Dr. Tufton said.Guest speaker at the function, Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President, Nadine Molloy, also commended the 4H movement, noting the role it has played in advancing education.“Your commitment to making a difference across Jamaica, especially in our rural parishes, is really what gives hope to some of our people. We thank you for standing up for Jamaica, time and time again,” Ms. Molloy said.Over 60 volunteers, parish leaders, employees, and corporate stakeholders, were presented with awards for their contribution to the 4-H movement. These included: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, who got an Outstanding Volunteerism (Certificate of Recognition) Award; Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) President, Kavan Gayle, who got the Chairman’s Special Recognition Award for outstanding contribution as Chairman of the 4-H Clubs Human Resources Committee; and Executive Director, Lenworth Fulton, who got a special staff award for sterling stewardship to the movement over the past decade. Advertisementslast_img read more