first_img “The platform was laid for a person like me with a little bit of power,” said Powell. “What I did therefore was to just take a few balls first and get going, and then after get going I could explode and go big.” Entering the fray with the Scorpions well-placed at 269 for two in the 36th over on the back of a record-equaling opening wicket stand of 174 between Chadwick Walton and Steven Taylor, and joining the then on-the-go Jermaine Blackwood, Powell went on to slam nine sixes and six fours in his electrifying act. The recent West Indies one-day debutant then returned to bowl with accuracy and variation to bamboozle the Red Force. The 31-year-old Walton topscored with 117, Taylor got 88, and Blackwood, an unbeaten 108. “The wicket kind of suited me,” he said of his bowling.” It was a not a fast wicket, and once the wicket is not fast, medium pacers, who bowl a lot of cutters and use their fingers on the ball can get a lot of assistance. I,therefore, just went out there to execute. He added: “I also would like to do same in the final, as the team is peaking at the moment, and I would like us to return home with the trophy.” The final is set for a 12:30 p.m. Jamaica time start, and is scheduled to be aired on cable television network, ESPN. -J.L. PLATFORM LAID Enterprising all-rounder Rovman Powell says execution was the order of the day for him against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the semi-finals of the WICB Regional Super50 Tournament and come today, he hopes to replicate this against Barbados Pride in the final at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua and Barbuda. A revelation for Jamaica over the past two seasons, the 23-year-old Powell smashed a whirlwind career-best 95 off a mere 45 balls, and claimed a career-best five for 36 off eight overs to help guide Jamaica to a record-breaking 292 runs win over the dethroned champions. The Scorpions batted first and made 434 for four before dismissing Trinidad for 142.last_img read more

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks center Joe Thornton is one of three finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, the NHL announced Friday.Other finalists named were winger Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets and goaltender Robin Lehner of the New York Islanders. The award is given “to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.”Thornton, 39, overcame major injuries from the prior two seasons, suffering a torn ACL and MCL in both his left …last_img read more

first_img28 July 2015A R1-billion halaal agri-processing food park has been proposed for Western Cape, as part of the province’s Project Khulisa growth strategy.Alan Winde, the provincial minister of economic opportunities, said the Western Cape government, in partnership with the Western Cape Fine Food Initiative and the private sector, was working to develop the park.“The global halaal market is worth $2.3-trillion [nearly R29-trillion]. The proposed halaal park will allow Western Cape to double our share of that fast-growing market. We will focus on the Middle East and North Africa, where around 20% of the world’s Muslim population resides. We seek to increase the value of halaal exports by $31-billion by 2020. The proposed park is expected to add a further 5 000 new jobs to our economy in the next five years,” he said.Project Khulisa had identified agri-processing as a key growth sector with the potential to add up to 100 000 jobs and generate R26-billion for the economy under a high-growth scenario. The halaal park would play an important role in reaching these targets, Winde added.Pre-feasibility studies suggested it could generate up to R5-billion for the local economy each year.The park, if approved, could be launched in the next two years.Sites under consideration“There are two sites under consideration for the halaal park, namely the Cape Town International Airport and a site in the Cape Winelands. The park will be a fully halaal zone and will be a cluster of manufacturing and service firms in the halaal industry. It will present significant opportunities for private sector investment. We also hope to encourage the establishment of a single, globally recognised halaal certifying body to be based at park.”Earlier this year, Winde led a delegation to Malaysia, which strengthened trade links between that country and Western Cape. The Western Cape Fine Food Initiative and the Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology have signed a co- operation agreement to foster partnerships between the halaal industries of the two countries.“This agreement will see the Western Cape producers learning from Malaysia’s international best practice.”Nazeem Sterras, the chief executive officer of the Western Cape Fine Food Initiative, said internationally there was a huge focus on the halaal industry and halaal industrial parks were a key strategic catalyst for economic growth and access to markets.“It is not just because of the religious or Sharia compliancy but because people are starting to realise that halaal certified products already provide all the set standards that every human being needs to consider when they consume or use products.”Halaal requirementsThese key requirements, Sterras explained, included whether a product was healthy, nutritious, clean, safe and caused no harm to the environment.“Halaal certification actually provides all these standards already, as part of what we call a lifestyle value proposition. It ticks all the boxes that people want in a good quality product.”He said in terms of business, they had completed a pre-feasibility study and had looked at the products Western Cape could provide compared to what products were required worldwide, but especially in the Middle East, North Africa and even sub- Saharan Africa. “We’ve focused particularly on these regions because of their close proximity and the recent trade agreements signed with Africa.”The latest figures obtained, Sterras said, put the Middle East, North Africa and sub- Saharan Africa markets together, at about $155-billion covering four big areas including food and beverages; tourism; pharmaceuticals and cosmetics as well as food ingredients and industrial chemicals to a smaller extent.In August, Winde will submit the Project Khulisa growth proposals to the Cabinet for approval.Source: South African government onlinelast_img read more

first_imgAcross the nation, Cooperative Extension serves our Military Service Members and their Families in many ways. One of those ways is through the 4-H Shooting Sports program.About the 4-H Shooting Sports Program The 4-H Shooting Sports program is one of the largest shooting education programs in the United States, welcoming students from ages 8 to 18 to participate.  Each discipline (air pistol, air rifle, archery, muzzleloader,  and shotgun) is taught by a National or State Certified Instructor through a period of classroom training, followed by hands on training. The 4-H Shooting Sports curriculum uses the resources of the land-grant university and the time, talent, and dedication of Cooperative Extension agents and certified 4-H leaders, instructors, and trainers who instruct 4-H members in firearms safety and marksmanship.Youth and GunsWe have seen another school shooting recently, this time in Florida. The thought that our children are being victims to gun violence feels like a nightmare, sparking concerns and questions about gun control, especially with youth. We don’t take this conversation and debate about gun control lightly as we’re facing questions about the 4-H Shooting Sports program.Here are answers to some of the questions being asked concerning youth and guns in 4-H Shooting Sports:Why does 4-H have a shooting sports program?4-H uses shooting sports to teach youth development. The discipline and self-control required for responsible firearms use helps youth develop self-confidence, personal discipline, responsibility, teamwork, self-esteem and sportsmanship.Hunting and Shooting are rich American traditions. Through involvement of the family (youth, teens, parents, grandparents) the 4-H Shooting Sports program helps continue this tradition.Through firearms education, the 4-H Shooing Sports program teaches youth how to safely use firearms, reducing gun accidents.Don’t shooting programs like those run by 4-H spread American’s violent gun culture?NO. There is evidence that the opposite is true. Designed to teach good self-concept and character, the 4-H shooting sports program promotes the highest standards of safety and ethical behavior.Isn’t easy access to firearms one reason for the violent behavior we’ve seen in Columbine and other school shootings?Access is NOT the issue. A responsible gun owner will store a firearm in the safe and secure environment of his or her home where they are inaccessible to unauthorized users.Isn’t hunting inhumane and unnecessary in modern life?There are four primary values that arise from hunting: social, economic, ecological and historical.Societal. A valued part of our American heritage, hunting is a viable and healthy food source. Promoting good sportsmanship and ethics, hunting is a common family activity, providing good mental/physical exercise.Economic.  Each year, hunters spend millions of dollars (much of which goes directly into wildlife management) to pursue the sport. The economic loss of human life and property damage that may result from road kills and crop depredation is minimized by hunting.Ecological. Hunting is a vital wildlife management tool. Hunters’ dollars support wildlife habitat projects in every state in the USA. Hunting improves the health of natural wildlife populations and contributes to the conservation of our natural resources. A well-placed shot by a skilled marksman is a more humane cause of death than natural causes experienced by wildlife.Historical. Hunting was a necessary method of obtaining food and clothing by our forefathers. The act of hunting and utilizing game animals, in similar ways, helps us to appreciate the demands and sacrifices that our ancestors faced in the historical development of modern civilization.To learn more about the 4-H Shooting Sports program and questions related to youth and guns, check out this website and this informational brochure titled Point Kids in the Right Direction.last_img read more

first_imgThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notices to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry and the Bihar government over the increasing number of encephalitis deaths in Muzaffarpur . Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports of the death of 100 children due to the AES, the NHRC issued the notice to Bihar Chief Secretary and the Health and Family Welfare Ministry Secretary, seeking detailed reports within four weeks. It also asked about the status of treatment provided .last_img read more

first_imgMuch of the federal government remains closed as President Trump and congressional Democrats continue a showdown over whether to fund a southern border wall. Friday is the 28th day of the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history.The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would re-fund agencies at current spending levels through February. Like other continuing resolutions they have passed largely along party lines, the newest stopgap bill is unlikely to advance in the Senate without the President’s signoff.President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have shown no willingness to negotiate. This week, Speaker Pelosi told the President in a letter that she wants to reschedule the State of the Union address, and President Trump blocked the Speaker from using military aircraft to lead a congressional delegation to Afghanistan just as the group was about to depart. ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of September 23, 2018.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, September 24Chicken Tenders on a Wholewheat Roll; Corn Nibblets; PearsTuesday, September 25Chicken, Broccoli & Wholegrain Pasta with Alfredo Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread Stick; PeachesWednesday, September 26Chicken Noodle Soup; Toasted Cheese on Multigrain Bread (Middle School — Wholewheat Bread); Oven Fries; 100% Frozen Juice CupThursday, September 27Soft or Hard Taco with Seasoned Meat, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Salsa; Brown Rice; Refried Beans; PineappleFriday, September 28Early ReleaseLunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, September 24Wholegrain Waffle Sticks with Syrup; Sausage; Baby Carrots; StrawberriesTuesday, September 25Chicken, Broccoli & Wholegrain Pasta with Alfredo Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread StickWednesday, September 26Chicken Noodle Soup; Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread; Oven Fries; 100% Frozen Juice CupThursday, September 27Soft or Hard Taco with Seasoned Meat, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Salsa; Brown Rice; Refried Beans; PineappleFriday, September 28Early ReleaseLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, September 24Wholegrain Waffle Sticks with Syrup; Sausage; Baby Carrots; StrawberriesTuesday, September 25Chicken, Broccoli & Wholegrain Pasta with Alfredo Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread StickWednesday, September 26Chicken Noodle Soup; Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread; Oven Fries; 100% Frozen Juice CupThursday, September 27Soft or Hard Taco with Seasoned Meat, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Salsa; Brown Rice; Refried Beans; PineappleFriday, September 28Early ReleaseLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 9, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of August 26, 2019)In “Education”last_img read more

first_imgOikya Front announces maiden programmeNewly formed opposition coalition Jatiya Oikya Front will start its programmes by holding a grand rally in Sylhet city on 23 Oct to mobilise public support in favour of its 7-point demand for holding a credible election, reports UNB.Oikya front leader and JSD president ASM Abdur Rob announced the programme after the first meeting of the alliance at his Uttara residence.He said they will go to Sylhet on 23 October and offer fatheha at the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) and Shah Paran (R), and then hold a grand rally in the city.After Sylhet, Rob said, they will gradually hold public rallies in all other divisional cities, including Chattogram, Rajshahi, Khjulna and Rangpur.On 13 October, BNP together with Dr Kama-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, JSD and Nagorik Oikya launched the Jatiy Oikya Front.Rob said the Oikya Front leaders at their maiden meeting took two decisions–forming a liaison committee involving the alliance leaders and holding grand rallies.The JSD leader sought cooperation of the government and the administration to peacefully hold their programmes ahead of the national election.He said the Front leaders will hold another meeting on Wednesday, and then announce the names of the liaison committee members.The meeting began around 12:15pm and continued for around two-and-a-half hours.At one stage of the meeting, former caretaker government adviser Mainul Hosein attended it.Apart from Rob and Hosein, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, JSD general secretary Abdul Malek Ratan, Gano Forum executive president Subrata Chowdhury, general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu, Gonoshasthaya Kendra’s Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, and former vice president of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) Sultan Mohammad Mansur Ahmed were present at the meeting.last_img read more

first_imgFrances Cress Welsing’s The Isis Papers: Keys to the Colors opened the dialogue on racism and White Supremacy at the National Black United Front’s Black Women’s Conference.It has been nearly a quarter of a century since Frances Cress Welsing’s The Isis Papers: Keys to the Colors opened the dialogue on racism-White supremacy as a biological imperative to White genetic survival. The collection of essays deconstructing racialized codes in behavior took on an almost prophetic tone during the inaugural Black Power Women’s Conference hosted by the National Black United Front (NBUF).The conference, held March 27-29 at Howard University’s Blackburn Student Center, provided a welcoming platform for Welsing, an internationally-known psychiatrist, whose work spawned a new discourse on race – including the rap group Public Enemy’s 1990 Fear of a Black Planet.As the nation grapples with the state-sanctioned murders of several young Black males at the hands of White law enforcement, Welsing’s challenge to the standing-room only crowd, was to ask and examine, why.“The struggle for White genetic survival means that there must be a killing of Black men. We have to really understand at a scientific level that if the [Black] men are destroyed then there is no fear of genetic annihilation because women cannot impose sexual intercourse,” Welsing said.Welsing writes in The Isis Papers that a system is practiced by the global White minority, on both conscious and unconscious levels, to ensure their genetic survival by any means necessary. “I don’t make such a great distinction between Black men and Black women because it is more about what we need to understand as Black people,” Welsing told the AFRO. “At one time you could focus on the women and at another, on the men, but we have to be careful that we make no division between the two of us. We must understand that we both are struggling against racism-White supremacy to the extent that as it destroys the men or the women, it destroys the people.”The system of racism-White supremacy attacks non-Whites, especially those of African descent, in the nine major areas: economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war. And according to Welsing, no one is exempt. “We are in a critical time period and I hope people are aware that even if you become the first Black president it does not excuse you from attacks from a vicious system of racism-White supremacy,” said Welsing, who began writing about racism while training in psychiatry at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital from 1963 to 1966.In taking down the medical histories of patients, Welsing said she found that among Black patients at St. Elizabeth’s racism always played a pivotal role in their malaise. “Racism wasn’t talked about then or now. Just look at what happened when Starbucks tried to talk about racism. A great big corporation where the customers are White and the servers, different minorities, and the Whites said they are not going to talk about race and if forced, they may throw their coffee. Eric Holder, our attorney general, asked if we were a nation of cowards, unable to talk about racism. The response to Starbucks says ‘yes,’” Welsing said.Welsing said social scientist Neely Fuller’s list of basic counter-racism behaviors remain key in Black people disrupting their own oppression. Among them: stop name calling one another, gossiping about one another, squabbling with one another, snitching on each other for personal gain, being discourteous and disrespectful to one another, and stop stealing, robbing, fighting, and killing each other.“We have to determine that something negatively impacting our lives is going to be brought to an end, but you cannot bring it to an end if you do not understand it. You can complain from now to forever, but you have to treat it scientifically and investigate it. Racism as a total system – it covers all areas of people activities.The Black United Front is an organization comprised of concerned and committed individuals and organizations who have united to assume responsibility for working and leading the struggle for a better life for themselves and their children.last_img read more