Bill to Establish Proper Guidelines for Fishing Industry Passed by the House

first_imgA Bill seeking to address the import of aquaculture products into Jamaica, and to establish proper and adequate guidelines for all aspects of the fishing industry, was passed in the House of Representatives on July 16.The Aquaculture, Inland and Marine Products and By-Products (Inspection, Licensing and Export) (Change of Name and Amendment) Act, 2013, was approved without any amendment. It will now be sent to the Senate for debate and approval.Piloting the Bill, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, said that presently, the Act fails to address the import of aquaculture products, as well as the establishment of proper and adequate guidelines for all aspects of Jamaican fishery.“The Veterinary Services Division is not presently empowered to monitor local trade. The Act deals with the sanitary requirements for fishing for export with no jurisdiction over local fishing, so that there is no system for guaranteeing that fishery products consumed locally are in keeping with internationally accepted standards,” Mr. Clarke said.He noted that whereas the Public Health Department has jurisdiction for food handler’s permits and markets, that department does not inspect vessels which go to sea.“Although many artisanal fishers claim they are fishing for local consumption, many of them have been integrated into the industrial fishery, which mostly exports fishery products. Additionally, based on World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, countries need to regularise their trade protocols, so as not to maintain or impose any barriers to trade,” the  Minister said.Mr. Clarke added that the dual system which exists in Jamaica is untidy and hampers the Ministry’s ability to effectively monitor the sanitary requirements for fishery products, when a fisher can easily hide behind an excuse of local consumption, while engaging in trade with industrial fishers.He added that with fishermen often at sea, it presents logistic problems for effective monitoring.“It means that there is no effective guarantee of fishing being conducted using the requisite international standards, where fishery products ostensibly for local consumption end up in the export trade. Additionally Jamaica cannot justify a dual system which requires sanitary conditions throughout every stage of production from harvesting to processing for exports and no such monitoring for local consumption. This loophole needs to be plugged (and) in plugging this loophole it would mean one system for export, import and local trade,” Mr. Clarke explained.He further noted that the Bill seeks to bring fisher processing establishments or cold storage under the umbrella of the Act, and not limit the activities to export.“The Bill seeks to bring imports under the present system used for exports,” Mr. Clarke stated.For his part, Opposition Spokesperson on Agriculture, J.C. Hutchinson, said the  Bill is timely and “is one which is to have better control, better management of the whole fishing industry.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedInformation Hub to Assist Farmers with Marketing RelatedAgriculture Sector Must Be Positioned To Feed Population Advertisementscenter_img RelatedAgricultural Sector Must Produce More – Minister Clarke Story HighlightsThe Bill establishes proper and adequate guidelines for all aspects of the fishing industry Bill to Establish Proper Guidelines for Fishing Industry Passed by the House AgricultureJuly 17, 2013Written by: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

Couples, Langer one back in San Antonio

first_imgSAN ANTONIO – Defending champion Michael Allen shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Scott McCarron in the Champions Tour’s San Antonio Championship. ”For the first time, instead of trying to defend my championship, I’m trying to just win the golf tournament,” Allen said. ”Luckily, I’ve had the chance to defend a few times over the last few years, but trying to defend has never worked out too well for me, so I’m taking a new approach.” McCarron also had a 69 to reach 6-under 138 on TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Canyons Course. The three-time PGA Tour winner is making his seventh start on the tour after turning 50 in July. ”This golf course is tough. It’s tricky,” McCarron said. ”You have to hit the fairways. If you don’t hit the fairways, it’s very difficult.” The 56-year-old Allen has seven senior victories after failing to win on the PGA Tour. ”The course was set up great. It was set up hard,” Allen said. ”Every pin seemed to be in the back of the green. Breezy, but not too bad today. It was a challenging, but fun day. The greens were extremely fast, extremely tricky.” Fred Couples was a stroke back along with Bernhard Langer, Scott Dunlap and first-round leader Wes Short Jr. Couples shot 69, Langer 68, Dunlap 71 and Short 72. Couples won the 2011 event, shooting 62-62-66 for a seven-stroke victory. ”I thought today’s pins were really, really, hard,” Couples said. ”It was hard to get the ball close and it was hard to make a putt.” Charles Schwab Cup leader Colin Montgomerie was tied for 11th at 3 under after a 70. He has a 39-point lead over Jeff Maggert with three events left in the season-long competition. Maggert withdrew after nine holes because of a lingering left calf injury. ”I felt I could play this week but the calf tightened up on me yesterday and with the Toshiba Classic and Charles Schwab Cup Championship coming up, I didn’t want to risk it any further this week,” Maggert said. Brandt Jobe was tied for 27th at 1 over in his Champions Tour debut. He shot 72.last_img read more

Vote now: Daytona Coke Zero 400 polls

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ACTIVE bundles up three tiers of technology offerings

first_img Related ACTIVE Network, which is billed as ‘the premier global marketplace for activities and events and the industry’s leading provider of data solutions’, has unveiled new bundled technology solutions for event directors with tiered pricing to support the different needs of varying types of events.With this new approach, ACTIVE aims to create ‘opportunities for event directors to grow their revenue, connect with potential event sponsors, increase participation, reduce costs and gain greater market and wallet share.’ The new bundled solutions are available immediately.Realizing that one size does not fit all, ACTIVE adds that this tiered approach enables event directors to choose the level of features and services that fit their specific needs and, subsequently, move into new levels as their events and revenue grow.Event directors have access to the ACTIVEWorks Endurance, ACTIVE Network Activity Cloud and ACTIVE Network Virtual Event Bags platforms, as well as access to promote and market their events to ACTIVE’s global database of opted-in participants through its consumer site, notes that its technology and data insights platforms offer event directors actionable insights and marketing services to grow their events and create an easy process for their participants and their organization before, during and after registration.“From the world’s largest multi-sport series to the smallest local fun run, we have configured our entire technology platform and marketing services to fit each event organizer’s specific needs,” said Sam Renouf, General Manager for Sports at ACTIVE Network.He continued, “ACTIVE’s suite of technology and data solutions goes beyond the industry-standard model of online registration software and now empowers event directors to reach new participants and stay on top of an increasingly competitive market. Our new technology and marketing services bundle revolutionizes how event directors handle the complexities of event management, and makes it easier than ever to partner with ACTIVE.”With these new offerings, ACTIVE argues that event directors can ‘organize event logistics in anticipation of their event so they can execute a better event day, and reflect on their events to improve and expand in the future.’ACTIVE Network is a leading global marketplace for activities and events, connecting participants and activity organizers, and offering business intelligence through a data solutions and insights platform that helps organizers drive increased participation and revenue.ACTIVE Network annually processes nearly 100 million registrations and more than US$3 billion in payments for over 47,000 organizers and 200,000 activities and events worldwide. Its enterprise-level ACTIVEWorks platform offers organizers SaaS technology that streamlines the administration of activities and events.The ACTIVE Network Activity Cloud platform combines data analytics and business intelligence tools to provide actionable insights that help organizers better manage their events and increase participation.Founded in 1999, ACTIVE Network is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.www.ACTIVEnetwork.comlast_img read more

1 dead, 26 injured in downtown Charlottesville violent rally

first_img Photo via the Associated Press 1 of 11 Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: August 12, 2017 12:14 PM EDT Updated: August 12, 2017 5:46 PM EDT 1 dead, 26 injured in downtown Charlottesville violent rally Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press A police cruiser shown amid protests and counter-demonstrators descended on the small city of Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday. TWITTER / PRESTON WILLETT, WCAV Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, sending at least 26 others to hospitals and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation.The chaos boiled over at what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade: the governor declared a state of emergency, police dressed in riot gear ordered people out and helicopters circled overhead. The group had gathered to protest plans to remove a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and others who arrived to protest the racism.Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said several hundred counter-protesters were marching when “suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound.” A silver Dodge Challenger smashed into another car, then backed up, barreling through “a sea of people.”The impact hurled people into the air. Those left standing scattered, screaming and running for safety in different directions.The driver was later arrested, authorities said.The turbulence began Friday night, when the white nationalists carried torches though the university campus in what they billed as a “pro-white” demonstration. It quickly spiraled into violence Saturday morning. Hundreds of people threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays. At least eight were injured and one arrested in connection.President Donald Trump condemned “in the strongest possible terms” what he called an “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” after the clashes. He called for “a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives.”Trump says he’s spoken with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and “we agreed that the hate and the division must stop and must stop right now.”But some of the white nationalists cited Trump’s victory as validation for their beliefs, and Trump’s critics pointed to the president’s racially tinged rhetoric as exploiting the nation’s festering racial tension.The Rev. Jesse Jackson noted that Trump for years publicly questioned President Barack Obama’s citizenship.“We are in a very dangerous place right now,” he said.Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler had called for what he termed a “pro-white” rally in Charlottesville. White nationalists and their opponents promoted the event for weeks.Oren Segal, who directs the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, said multiple white power groups gathered in Charlottesville, including members of neo-Nazi organizations, racist skinhead groups and Ku Klux Klan factions.The white nationalist organizations Vanguard America and Identity Evropa; the Southern nationalist League of the South; the National Socialist Movement; the Traditionalist Workers Party; and the Fraternal Order of Alt Knights also were on hand, he said, along with several groups with a smaller presence.On the other side, anti-fascist demonstrators also gathered in Charlottesville, but they generally aren’t organized like white nationalist factions, said Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center.Many others were just locals caught in the fray.Colleen Cook, 26, stood on a curb shouting at the rally attendees to go home.Cook, a teacher who attended the University of Virginia, said she sent her son, who is black, out of town for the weekend.“This isn’t how he should have to grow up,” she said.Cliff Erickson leaned against a fence and took in the scene. He said he thinks removing the statue amounts to erasing history and said the “counter-protesters are crazier than the alt-right.”“Both sides are hoping for a confrontation,” he said.It’s the latest confrontation in Charlottesville since the city about 100 miles outside of Washington, D.C., voted earlier this year to remove a statue of Lee.In May, a torch-wielding group that included prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer gathered around the statue for a nighttime protest, and in July, about 50 members of a North Carolina-based KKK group traveled there for a rally, where they were met by hundreds of counter-protesters.Kessler said this week that the rally is partly about the removal of Confederate symbols but also about free speech and “advocating for white people.”“This is about an anti-white climate within the Western world and the need for white people to have advocacy like other groups do,” he said in an interview.Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer said he was disgusted that the white nationalists had come to his town and blamed Trump for inflaming racial prejudices.“I’m not going to make any bones about it. I place the blame for a lot of what you’re seeing in American today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president,” he said.Charlottesville, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a liberal-leaning city that’s home to the flagship University of Virginia and Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.The statue’s removal is part of a broader city effort to change the way Charlottesville’s history of race is told in public spaces. The city has also renamed Lee Park, where the statue stands, and Jackson Park, named for Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. They’re now called Emancipation Park and Justice Park, respectively.For now, the Lee statue remains. A group called the Monument Fund filed a lawsuit arguing that removing the statue would violate a state law governing war memorials. A judge has agreed to temporarily block the city from removing the statue for six months. SHARElast_img read more

Geshana Gregoire is Ti Matador 2019

first_img Share 539 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Eleven-year-old grade 6 student, Geshana Gregoire of the Grand Bay Primary School walked away with the title of Ti Matador’ on Sunday evening.The Ti Matador Pageant is similar to the Madame and Miss Wob Dwiyet pageants but for primary school girls.Teacher at the Grand Bay School, Cortella Defoe, who worked with and trained Gregoire, says it was hectic preparation and dedication that brought them success.Gregoire captured Best Talent, Best Pawol Kweyol and Best in Contemporary Wear.center_img EntertainmentLocalNews Geshana Gregoire is Ti Matador 2019 by: – October 21, 2019 Share Tweetlast_img read more

Man Utd’s 2014-15 Nike kit, Liverpool’s 2020-21 New Balance strip and more that were unreleased when supplier changed

first_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!center_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 THEY’re the strips that could’ve been.Football clubs are constantly looking at ways of making revenue, especially when times like the coronavirus pandemic can hit their finances.Man Utd would’ve worn this kit during the 2014-15 season had they stayed with NikeCredit: FOOTY HEADLINESAnd more often than not, it’s the kit suppliers who are switched for another sports company.At the last minute, the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Lazio have all changed their plans for what they’d be wearing the following season.Here’s what they could’ve looked like.MAN UTD 2015-16 HOME KIT, NIKEIt was the season United went with Adidas, and one of their finest jerseys in recent years.But, it could’ve been much different had they honoured their Nike deal – and probably not as nice.A jersey that did the rounds on was this two-tone effort.Split in half, it featured two different shades of red.The collar was a v-neck, while black stripes ran down the sleeve.The United shirt was two-tone redCredit: FOOTY HEADLINESLIVERPOOL 2020-21 KITS, NEW BALANCEThe Premier League champions have now switched to Nike, which is a great catch for them.But spare a thought for New Balance, who had prepared home, away and a third kit for Reds.The jerseys are an ode to the past – with the yellow kit similar to what Kenny Dalglish wore in the 1980s.The black kit with fluorescent stripes on the side though would’ve certainly divided opinion.Liverpool could’ve been wearing this at Anfield next seasonCredit: FOOTY HEADLINESThe yellow jersey was similar to what Kenny Dalglish wore in the 1980sCredit: FOOTY HEADLINESA black jersey with stripes on it would’ve divided opinionCredit: FOOTY HEADLINESLAZIO 2012-13 KIT, PUMAMiroslav Klose would’ve loved banging in goals in this top.Before they turned to Italian sportswear manufacturer’s Macron, Lazio had a deal with Puma. And they could’ve had this cool kit with a square pattern running through it, as well as a buttoned collar.A year later, Puma began an association with Premier League giants Arsenal.Puma’s effort for Lazio never saw the light of dayCredit: FOOTY HEADLINESAUSTRALIA 2004 HOME AND AWAY KITS, ADIDASAdidas had grand plans for the Socceroos.In 2004, they designed home and away jerseys for the Australian national team, two years before Tim Cahill and Co managed to reach the last 16 of the World Cup.Akin to something the Wallabies might wear, the home kit was classic with a green stripe going across the shoulders, while the away top was similar to Scotland’s.They’ll be collector’s items somewhere.The Wallabies had these shirts designed by Adidas before turning to NikeCredit: FOOTY HEADLINESNORTHERN IRELAND 1994 HOME KIT, UMBROCome a World Cup year, come an expected kit change.Not that Northern Ireland, featuring the likes of Iain Dowie, Keith Gillespie, and Jim Magilton were expected to make USA ’94.But this Umbro effort was fitting of the style of shirts of the 90s, with an open collar and a funky design on the sleeves.The lines under the pit complete its retro look.This retro Northern Ireland kit from 1994 by Umbro was fitting for the eraCredit: FOOTY HEADLINESAMERICA DE CALI 2011-12 KIT, PUMAColombian giants America De Cali boast a rich history.Fourteen national titles and four appearances in the Copa Libertadores final (although they’ve never won it) show their pedigree.And it’s why Puma were keen to continue supplying their kit.America De Cali’s shelved Nike kit from 2011/12Credit: FOOTY HEADLINESHowever Cali had other ideas and defected to Nike.What was left was this rather busy black jersey with two red stripes through the top.The gold badges, though, looked ace.Chelsea to wear new 2020-21 home kit against West Ham after sponsorship with Yokohama Tyres runs out Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Source: Soccer – read more