GOVT EMBARKS ON 74 MILLION ELECTRICITY EXPANSION PROJECT

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Dec. 16 (JIS): Most of the three per cent of rural households that are without electricity will be provided with the service under a $74 million expansion project that the Government has initiated through the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ).The project will be implemented by the Rural Electrification Programme (REP). “The PCJ has allocated $74 million to the REP project, and we are going to take light across to all communities,” said Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell. “We are going to do it in every single parish,” he added.The Minister was addressing a brief ceremony held on Monday (December 15) at the Hyde Park United Church in Brooklyn, Manchester, before switching on lights to serve three communities in the parish. The areas are Mike Town, Evergreen and Brooklyn.Some 70 households in the three communities are now receiving electricity under the project. It was implemented by REP at a cost of $14.5 million, with $3 million coming from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), through Member of Parliament for North West Manchester, Mikael Phillips.Mr. Phillips, who also addressed the commissioning ceremony, said that with the electricity, residents can now embark on projects to develop the community.He urged them to pay for the energy that they consume.Come next week, lights will be turned on in sections of the Llandilo community of Central Westmoreland.The REP aims to extend electricity to rural Jamaica as part of the Government of Jamaica’s commitment to provide the entire island with access to the service to stimulate economic and social activity, and improve the quality of life of citizens. RESIDENTS WELCOME INTERNET CAFÉ IN TREADWAYS, ST. CATHERINE Students Of Cavaliers All-Age Receive Tablet Computers Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Mikael Phillips, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, phillip paulwell NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY LAUNCHEDlast_img read more

North Caicos Parents in jail in Provo second child at Social Services

first_img PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute No medical report yet in Capron death Further investigation warranted in death of Provo man Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Oct 2015 – North Caicos was on Friday rocked with news of the arrest of the parents of that five year old boy who was found dead in his bed on September 30. Some are finding it hard to believe the couple could have killed their son, who was a student of the Adelaide Omeler Primary School. Magnetic Media is informed that the autopsy shows that the child’s neck was broken and Police are checking the parents out first in the investigation. Over the weekend, there were many disturbing allegations about the family and a report that the younger son, a three-year old is now with Social Services. At the time of the death discovery, the father of Joas St Louis shared with media his surprise that his young son was dead. The mother and father are being held in jail in Provo now. Related Items:dead, joas st. louis, North caicos, parents jail Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

TC Invest concept revived somewhat Minister never agreed with closure

first_img TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Related Items:john rutherford, tc invest, washington misick Recommended for you Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jan 2016 – The Minister of Finance is thrilled to see some semblance of an investment and business building arm return to governance in the Turks and Caicos, as during the launch on Monday for Invest Turks and Caicos, Hon Washington Misick struggled to say why TC Invest was shut down in the first place. It was the interim administration under former Governor, Damian Ric Todd that dismantled TC Invest and established a controversial collection agency to retrieve outstanding funds.Now, under Minister Misick, there is a new agency which will also share promotional responsibility with the TCI Tourist Board. Invest Turks and Caicos is headed by Chief Executive, John Rutherford and is located in Butterfield Square, down town Providenciales.last_img read more

56 Year old latest killed in TCI botched robbery

first_img Related Items:26 year old being questioned in connection with killing in Kew Town, 56 year old man killed in robbery attempt, dominican community rocked again by another killing, Feliciano Antonio Garcia Quin Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 12, 2016 – Police reveal the identity of the man shot and killed and that they have a 26 year old in custody for the shooting whichhappened on Walter Cox Drive, in Kew Town, Providenciales around 8pm Sunday.Feliciano Antonio Garcia Quin of the Dominican Republic was found lifeless on the floor of a house after a scuffle broke out and a single shot went off, that lone bullet struck Feliciano Quin in the head.Investigators explain that while they are interrogating the 26 year old man, there is still much more evidence to be had and witnesses, you can help. center_img If you saw anything in the area in question that you believe can assist the case, please call Crime Stoppers or call the Police directly. Police give some vitals too; they are looking for a 5’5” to 5’8” inch man, dressed in dark clothing, at the time he had a mask over his face when he approached Quin, and two others. He forced the trio into the house to rob them but a scuffle broke out. The armed assailant had gloves on and demanded cash and ran away after he shot Quin; police found Feliciano on the floor and Dr. Adolphus pronounced him dead.The Dominican Community is already reeling from the savage murders of two of their women this year, now this… and the Government and Police continue to grapple with the proliferation of guns on the streets of the TCI.last_img read more

DP representing TCI at CARICOM Government meeting Guyana

first_imgThere will be some familiar faces at the 28th heads of government meeting, including Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon Fred Mitchell. Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp “The meeting is expected to focus on the effects on the economic climate on member states of the Caribbean Community and framework by which the Community can achieve growth and development amidst the current environment. Additionally, the issue of crime and security is top among the three broad area that are up for discussion.” Aside from the plenary sessions, during the two-day conference, DP Astwood is expected to hold bilateral talks with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador, Irvine LaRocque and region leaders including one with Minister Mitchell. The intercessional meetings wrap up today. #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 17, 2017 – Regional security is a major topic at the 28th Intercessional meeting of CARICOM being held in Georgetown, Guyana at the Marriott Hotel and the Turks and Caicos is represented with a delegation led by Border Control minister and Deputy Premier, Hon Sean Astwood. Crime, gun violence and border control are all major matters shared as concerns and challenges among regional countries. Minister Astwood, who left a couple of days ago for the meeting is hailing it as a great networking opportunity and in a media release today shared the value of the sessions to CARICOM states and their developments – both as a community and individually. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Minnis Tax Free Zone in Inner City to come under FNM if

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 4th 2017, Nassau: A Tax Free zone, free of business licenses and property tax will be implemented in the inner city if elected. The promise from FNM leader Dr.Hubert Minnis, as he spoke to a packed crowd in Nassau, Wednesday night. He added that any vehicle, once proven as essential to your business, will also benefit from a reduction in custom duties.Minnis sought to respond to claims of being weak by the PLP leader, by turning the tables around on Christie, citing what he describes as his inability to “stop Munroe from cursing, Davis from misleading parliament, Ray from intimidating and Fitzgerald from begging”.Meanwhile, Minnis addressed the chaos witnessed at the Advanced polling stations on Wednesday. He called on Perry Christie and the PLP to ‘stop trying to corrupt our voting process’. Minnis vowed to his team, that the FNM will be vigilant not to allow Christie to steal this election from them. He added that the scene on Wednesday was a “clear demonstration of overt incompetence and mismanagement of which they have demonstrated the last four and half years”.#MagneticMediaNews#HubertMinnisPromisesTaxFreeZone#BahamasGeneralElections2017 Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Bahamas National Heroes Day Celebration in Fox Hill

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The President of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association also stressed, “Fox Hill is still together. We are still one,” despite the negative media attention that Fox Hill has been receiving.By: Sydnei IsaacsPhoto Caption: Shonel Ferguson, MP for Fox Hill (centre), leads discussion on plans for this year’s October 9th ‘National Heroes Day.’(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 7, 2017 – Nassau – Announcing plans for National Heroes Day, members of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association at the Fox Hill Community Center, Wednesday afternoon, relayed that the Seventh Annual National Heroes Day Celebration will commence on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Baptist Church.There will be a church service to commemorate selected “quiet heroes” from Fox Hill who contributed greatly to different aspects of society.Living heroes who will be honored at the service are Rev. Dr. Julia Bain, Mrs. Eugenia Thurston, Mr. Derrel Moss, Mr. Garth and Mary Ferguson, Mrs. Sylvia Rolle, Mrs. Agnes Cash- Greene, Ms. Florinda Francis, and Mr. Harry Knowles. The guest speaker at the service will be Father Hugh Bartlett.This service will be followed by a trek to St. Anne’s Anglican Church Cemetery to lay a wreath to honor fallen heroes, Mrs. Ena Morrison-Bailey, former teacher at Sandilands Primary School, and her husband Nathaniel Bailey. There will be refreshments after the “march” as the general public is invited to attend and celebrate.Present at the press conference were, Treasurer of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association, Barbara Higgs; Member of Parliament for Fox Hill and member of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association, Shonel Ferguson; President of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association and Retired Nurse at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Sandra Ferguson-Rolle; and Member of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association and one of the only living students of the former Sandilands All Age School, Elizabeth Butler.Shonel Ferguson highlighted the many special aspects of Fox Hill’s rich heritage and massive contribution both nationally and internationally. She remarked, “Communities are able to survive through so many hard-working and decent people. These are the community builders and we (Fox Hillians) know how to say, thank you.” She added that Fox Hill has been central in national recognition holidays like Emancipation Day, Fox Hill Day and, now, National Heroes Day; and that, like communities such as Gambier and Adelaide, many residents of Fox Hill can directly trace their ancestry back to slavery.last_img read more

McManaman I was surprised Real Madrid didnt replace Ronaldo

first_imgFormer Real Madrid midfielder Steve McManaman admits that their failure to sign a top-class replacement for Ronaldo came as a shock to himLos Blancos lost their all-time top scorer in the summer to Juventus in a €112m deal and have since struggled greatly in his absence.Without Ronaldo, Real have lost five of their last seven games with only four goals scored in the process following Sunday’s humiliating 5-1 thrashing to Barcelona.Speaking on his former club, McManaman cannot understand why Real didn’t sign a replacement for Ronaldo and fears they are suffering the consequences.“Everybody was surprised, weren’t they?” McManaman told Reuters.“They took a long, long time to bring in new signings. They didn’t bring anyone to replace Cristiano.“It was a big shock for everybody. Whether they could buy somebody of his quality I don’t know. The fact that they didn’t bring anybody in and they did slow business in the centre-forward area, it surprised everybody.”Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…McManaman had previously urged his old club to sign either Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar or Kylian Mbappe to replace Ronaldo.Now the former England international feels it imperative that Real recruit in the January transfer window for some fresh faces after sticking with the same stars for a long time now.“They probably need to refresh the team a bit more, to be very honest. They have kept the majority of the same team for the last couple of years,” said McManaman.“If you look at the age group of the Real Madrid players now, four or five of them are in the 30s. It’s probably the time to start refreshing it and bring in more players and try and replicate the success.“They have got a hard job on their hands. They are not playing well, the manager is under pressure and the team as well. They need to do something and need to do it quickly.”McManaman made 158 appearances for Real across all competitions between 1999 to 2003 and won the Champions League twice at the club.last_img read more

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock hails amazing 2018

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock insists the year 2018 has been the best of his entire coaching career.Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur, Warnock who guided the Bluebirds to promotion reflected on the year as a whole.“For a calendar year, it’s probably the most amazing year I’ve ever had in my career,” he said, according to the club’s official website.“To think in 2018, after surviving beforehand and losing every game last Christmas, to turn that around and get automatic promotion, take the Club up and now have 18 points by the New Year has been an amazing thing.”AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“I don’t think any of it could have been done without everyone singing from the same hymn sheet. The fans have just been quite amazing – you’d really put them at the top of the list. The way they’ve got behind us, I’ve even got goose pimples now talking about it.”“At the end of last season at Hull City – I’ll never forget that. After the warm-up the lads came in saying: ‘have you ever heard anything like that?’ and it was 45 minutes before kick-off! That was the win that got us up, make no mistake about that.”“This year, every week has been the same. I’ve never heard anything like it either. On Saturday my daughter said that all you could hear on the radio was the Cardiff fans singing the national anthem and everything else!”“It’s just a fabulous place to be and you feel so proud to in charge of a Club like this at a time like this.”last_img read more

Massive result for us Solskjaer

first_imgUnder Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United has not lost a single game in any of the English competitions they are playing.When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was elected caretaker for Manchester United, he lifted the team’s spirits and hasn’t lost in any of the English competitions they are playing.But their only loss was a very costly one, as they were defeated 2-0 at Stamford Bridge by Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.But now, the Red Devils bounced back as they defeated Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup Fifth Round.“We had criticism after the PSG game and everyone did what we asked tonight,” said United’s interim manager to the BBC.“The performance tonight was fantastic, our tactics worked.”“We asked our midfielders to press higher and get into the box and it worked. The defending in the second half was fantastic,” he commented.“Chelsea are a good team, they have their way of playing but Juan Mata did a fantastic job on Jorginho and we were absolutely perfect defensively. We kept a clean sheet.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It is a massive result,” he concluded.United have now qualified to the FA Cup Quarterfinals where they will take on fellow English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers between March 15 and March 17.Meanwhile, in the EPL table they are sitting in the fourth position with 51 points, thanks to 15 matches won, six drawn and five losses.Before playing leg two of the UCL series against PSG, Manchester will host Liverpool on Sunday, then visit Crystal Palace in one week, before taking on Southampton on the beginning of March.Ole pays tribute to the #MUFC fans and reflects on the tactics behind an excellent victory… pic.twitter.com/qeR6FVLsTO— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2019last_img read more

Suspects steal over 500K from Hermes De Paris at Fashion Valley Mall

first_img FASHION VALLEY (KUSI) — San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Western Division are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate multiple suspects wanted for burglarizing the Hermes De Paris store at the Fashion Valley Mall.On Jan. 21 at 4:18 a.m., three vehicles arrived at the north entrance of the Fashion Valley Mall, located at 7007 Friars Road, in San Diego. A total of ten suspects got out of the vehicles and then forced entry into the Hermes De Paris store by using a pry bar to open the front door.The suspects were inside the store for approximately two minutes and stole various items including purses, jewelry, and clothing. The total loss is estimated at over $500,000. These suspects may be related to a statewide series were high-end department stores are being burglarized.Description of Suspects:All of the suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts and gloves.Suspects’ Vehicles:The suspects used three vehicles and each one had paper plates. The vehicles are described as a white Chevy Suburban, and two blue colored sedans (possibly imports).Update:Investigators conducting follow-ups have recently recovered surveillance photos of the suspects believed to be responsible for this crime.Anyone with information on this case should call San Diego Police Department’s Western Division at (619) 692-4800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 28, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Updated: 3:55 PM Suspects steal over $500K from Hermes De Paris at Fashion Valley Mall February 28, 2018 KUSI Newsroom FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Pacific Beach holds 1st annual Ecodistrict Holiday Lane

first_img December 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 14, 2018 Pacific Beach holds 1st annual Ecodistrict Holiday Lane 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPACIFIC BEACH (KUSI)- Tonight, Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach was turned int an outdoor holiday village. It was the first annual PB Ecodistrict Holiday Lane.Neighbors and local business owners in the community celebrated the holidays with art, music, food and shopping but the theme was all about protecting the environment.KUSI’s Mark Mathis was at this event earlier and has more on the story. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

San Diego students create play about human trafficking

first_img April 30, 2019 Updated: 7:10 PM KUSI Newsroom, San Diego students create play about human trafficking Posted: April 30, 2019center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Today was the culmination of months of hard work for some students at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts.Teenagers created and produced a play about human trafficking for their peers.Why? Because more and more children are being lured into what’s being described as modern-day slavery.KUSI News Elizabeth Alvarez has the details.It’s called Tapped. A simple yet powerful play put on by students at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. It’s about a very dark and dangerous crime that is rampant in San Diego.“The Department of Justice and the (San Diego Human Trafficking) Task Force approach us and said ‘we have a need. We’re finding that younger children are being pulled into human trafficking rings.’” Said Roxane Carraso, SCPA Teacher.“They wanted us to help them create a play for awareness, a softer way to explain to younger children how this happens and how to avoid making this happen.”MaeLin Janus, student production lead explains the story is about a girl Sage and a boy named Dylan. “He makes her feel safe then things start getting pretty dark. It goes from Instagram to text messaging to exchanging pictures and they start FaceTiming it gets really involved fast.”Students worked with a professional play right to create a play based on the eight stages of what happens in the human trafficking world.Trapped was created and produced by students for students.It was the vision of the San Diego human trafficking task force.The students involved in the production all went through a seminar to learn about the problem. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Four injured in suspected gang shootout on Valencia Park Street

first_imgFour injured in suspected gang shootout on Valencia Park Street SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Four people were shot, including a 30-year-old man who suffered life-threatening injuries, during a suspected gang shootout between two groups on a Valencia Park street, police said Monday.It happened around 11:20 p.m. Sunday on Logan Avenue near Euclid Avenue, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.“For unknown reasons, the two groups started shooting at each other,” Buttle said. “Over 20 rounds were fired.”A 30-year-old man was shot in the neck and taken to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, the officer said. An update on his condition was not immediately available.A 57-year-old man suffered several gunshot wounds to his leg, a 30- year-old man was shot in the neck and face and a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest, Buttle said, adding that all three were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.Gang detectives were investigating the shooting. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 12, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Final Chance to Register for ASA Soybean Leadership College

first_imgHelp a board member or fellow soybean producer with their New Year’s resolution by giving them a ticket to ASA’s 2014 Soybean Leadership College. ASA still has some available space in this year’s program held on Jan. 13-15, in Nashville, Tenn. The program includes an all-star lineup sure excite and help professionals improve their business and volunteer lives. If you have anyone you want to send, please register them by Monday, Jan.6, 2014. Registration information is below.Who can attend Soybean Leadership College:State Association or QSSB DirectorCommittee ChairpersonsDuPont Young LeadersSoybean producers who are interested in pursuing leadership positionsCollege students who are interested in pursuing leadership positionsState Association or QSSB staffWith so many stars in one meeting, Soybean Leadership College is just like being at the Grand Ole’ Opry!Keynote speakers for the Soybean Leadership College program include: John Phipps, Host, U.S. Farm ReportCharlie Arnott, CEO, Center for Food IntegrityCathy Enright, Executive Director, Council for Biotechnology Information and head of GMO AnswersMary Byers, Best Selling Author and association industry expertDamian Mason, Agriculture industry expert and entertainerThe Soybean Leadership College will also showcase breakout education sessions on organizational leadership, communications and the latest issues impacting the soybean industry, such as key target areas of Freedom to Operate and Customer Focus. Click here to see a Soybean Leadership College agenda. The Soybean Leadership College is open to ASA, USB and USSEC directors, state association and QSSB leaders and staff, soybean producers wanting to assume a leadership position on a state or national level and college students seeking to further develop their organizational leadership skills.Evening EntertainmentAfter a day of speakers and educational programs, get ready for an evening of music and great food in Nashville. Monday evening will feature a networking event at the Honky Tonk Central, Nashville’s latest and greatest on the world famous “Lower Broadway” in downtown Nashville. Honky Tonk Central features three stories of live music to enjoy while meeting other Soybean Leadership College attendees.Register for Soybean Leadership College TodayTo register for the ASA Soybean Leadership College, contact your state association. For more information about the Soybean Leadership College or to register, click here. The registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.The 2014 Soybean Leadership College is sponsored in by the following corporations and checkoff organizations: BASF, United Soybean Board, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, Delaware Soybean Board, Illinois Soybean Board, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Iowa Soybean Association, Kansas Soybean Commission, Maryland Soybean Board, Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Nebraska Soybean Board, New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association, North Carolina Soybean Producers Association, North Dakota Soybean Council, Ohio Soybean Council, South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council, Virginia Soybean Board, and the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board.last_img read more

WISHH Strategic Partner in Uganda Succeeds with Trade and Food Innovation

first_imgWISHH strategic partner, SESACO, brings the nutritional power of U.S. soy protein to East African breads, beverages, school meals and even a new frozen soy dessert. Photo credit: SESACOApril is Soyfoods month and a perfect time for WISHH to salute an innovative strategic partner– SESACO foods and beverages company in Uganda. Watch the video and read the full success story to see how SESACO brings the nutritional power of U.S. soy protein to breads, beverages, school meals and more.This month, the continuously innovating entrepreneur, Charles Nsubuga, and company of approximately 100 employees introduced frozen soy dessert, a first for Uganda and quite possibly the entire East African region. Partnerships, trade and jobs for women are three key ingredients in SESACO’s recipe for economic growth and improved nutrition for the region. SESACO manufactures unique products, such as the coffee-inspired Soyacup beverage, soy millet porridges, and soy yoghurt, as well as operates a retail store and conducts street kitchen promotions. The company also supplies Ugandan bakers with U.S. soy flour and trains them on how it can boost their profits–and at the same time–increase the nutrition and shelf life of their breads.WISHH’s ongoing cooperation with SESACO has leveraged USDA Foreign Agricultural Service programs, such as the Foreign Market Development Program, along with funding from Qualified State Soybean Boards. Thanks to USDA’s Cochran Fellowship Program, WISHH was able to bring Nsubuga to the United States in 2018 to participate in school meals training, including WISHH’s Affordable Protein Supply: Solving the Institutional Meals Puzzle workshop at Purdue University. WISHH also aided Charles in connecting with U.S. suppliers, resulting in SESACO’s 2018 agreement to buy soy flour from ZFS Creston and textured soy protein from Kansas Protein Foods. “We can’t produce these products at home so we better import them from the USA so we can address two main challenges: one nutrition and the other economic,” Nsubuga says.last_img read more

Licensing subagent shut down by auditor 21000 missing

first_imgClark County Auditor Greg Kimsey said Tuesday that he has canceled the contract with a licensing subagent, the Vancouver Market Center Auto License.The office, at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., was closed Aug. 3, Kimsey said. He said his staff conducted an extensive review and reported to the Vancouver Police Department that $21,000 has been not properly accounted for.No arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the police department.“While this is an unfortunate incident, our procedures and controls proved very effective in detecting the problems,” Kimsey said. “As a result we made a timely report to law enforcement and will continue our effort to protect public funds. If it is determined that a loss of public funds occurred, recovery will be actively pursued.”Vehicle licensing subagents are private enterprises that contract with the county to license vehicles and boats on behalf of the county and the state Department of Licensing. The offices are supported by customer service fees.Kimsey said his staff contacted auto dealers and people who had recently used the office and found nine transactions had not been completed.He said he closed the office last month after determining terms of the contract had not been met, including the fact the office was not properly depositing money.People can ask questions about transactions made at the Vancouver Market Center Auto License at the Clark County Auto Licensing Office, 1408 Franklin St., 360-397-2288.There are nine other licensing subagent offices in Clark County.last_img read more

Local experts address childhood obesity

first_imgIn the past three decades, childhood obesity rates have tripled.Yet only 47 percent of Americans perceive childhood obesity as a serious problem.In 2008, more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.Yet 78 percent of Americans believe society has gone too far by banning chips and sweets in the classroom.The misconception that the obesity epidemic is exaggerated was one of several misconceptions explained during Washington State University Vancouver’s 2011 Chancellor’s Seminar Series lecture Friday afternoon.Jane Lanigan, an assistant professor in human development at WSUV, and Dr. Ed Guillery, a pediatrician with Legacy Health, offered their insights and advice at the “Barriers to Raising Healthy-Weight Children” lecture.Share family meals as often as possible.Emphasize healthful foods.Do your best to find time to prepare meals.Eat breakfast every day.Stop multitasking.Exercise every day.Limit or eliminate snacks.Give kids control over some lifestyle choices.Do your best to model good behaviors.Give yourself a break.— Provided byDr. Ed Guillery,pediatricianLanigan recently completed a three-year research project that involved 43 child care and early-learning settings. Her research revealed the misconception about the obesity epidemic being exaggerated.When Lanigan spoke about the misconception, and shared Centers for Disease Control and Prevention obesity statistics, many of the several dozen lecture attendees were surprised by the extent of the problem, particularly by the rapid increase in prevalence.last_img read more