FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Children attending schools that are benefitting from the Government’s School Feeding Programme should have a healthy start to the new school year in September. Contracts have been approved for the supply of long grain rice, cornmeal, counter flour, vegetable oil, corned beef and tinned mackerel for the cooked food component, while funds have been allocated to Nutrition Products Limited for the supply of snacks , comprising a baked bun (nutribun) and milk or flavoured drink. The School Feeding Programme has two components – cooked lunches, which are prepared at the schools, and snacks, which are prepared and delivered to schools. For the 2011/12 Financial Year, the Government has allocated some $2.5 billion for the School Feeding Programme (SFP). Of the sum, Nutrition Products will get $709 million to provide meals for over 136,000 beneficiaries, and the Early Childhood Commission has received $42 million for its nutrition subsidy for basic school students. In an interview with JIS News, Director of the School Feeding Programme, Helen Robertson said that all government schools, with the exception of some high and technical schools, have at least one component of the programme. Private schools that have PATH beneficiaries also receive nutritional support. “With some 220,000 students on the PATH programme, the schools are doing some magical things to make sure that the children are fed on a daily basis. They are doing their best based on the resources allocated to provide a meal,” Ms. Robertson said. She pointed out that the grants which are given to support the cooked meal component will be transferred to the schools. “We are prepared and working for the re-opening of schools,” she asserted. The objectives of the programme are to: encourage regular school attendance; alleviate hunger; enhance the learning capacity of the students by providing a meal or a snack; educate children on the value of food through nutrition education classes; and to encourage the children to grow their own food by establishing and supporting school gardens. Meanwhile, there has been positive feedback for the programme from schools and other stakeholders. According to Ms. Robertson, information from Principals and teachers is that when the programme is up and running, attendance increases. By JUDITH A. HUNTER, JIS PR Officer RelatedSchool Feeding Programme Ready for New School Year RelatedSchool Feeding Programme Ready for New School Year RelatedSchool Feeding Programme Ready for New School Year Advertisements School Feeding Programme Ready for New School Year EducationAugust 17, 2011
Traditionally very devoted, sometimes even fanatical fans of Novak Djokovic, as well as discarded bettors who bet on the next grand slam title of the Serbian favorite, have no mercy after a shocking disqualification.“I am extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unwanted. So bad. I will not publish her name to respect her privacy,” said the world number one after disqualification and a quick escape from New York.However, the identity of the referee was revealed by some media. Supporters of the Serbian champion then took her profiles on social networks by attack.They want her to “rot in hell”, they indiscriminately suggest that she pretended the pain after being hit by the ball, accused her of alcoholism and cursed vulgarly.Djokovic himself therefore hurried with another statement. He thanked him for the support he received from the fans, but at the same time called on them to be more considerate towards the referee.“Thank you for the positive messages. But please remember that the line judge also needs the support of our community. She did nothing wrong. I ask you to support her in difficult times. We are growing and becoming stronger thanks to these moments,” said the 33-year-old tennis player. .In New York, Djokovic was to attack his eighteenth grand slam title, which would win him one triumph in the historical tables for the Spaniard Rafael Nadal and two for the Swiss Roger Federer.Experts did not doubt that he would succeed; in the absence of Nadal and Federer, no one else was to endanger the Serbian favorite. Djokovic excels on the courts this year and won all 26 duels in Sunday’s unfortunate incident.The American tennis organization, meanwhile, took the line judge off, letting her rest at the hotel under medical supervision. “She will return to work when she and the doctor decide that the time is right,” said a tournament spokesman.
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Mike Allan of Nelson edged out Joel Casey of Vernon 3-1 to capture the Men’s A Title at the No-Frills Tournament Sunday at the Nelson Squash Club.The tournament attracted almost 40 players for the two-day event from Vernon, Cranbrook, Trail, Castlegar, Revelstoke and host Nelson.Darwin Horning of Nelson won the A-Consolation title.Paul Lamoureux defeated Darren Hedstrom, both of Nelson, to claim the Men’s B-Plus crown while Steve Limbert of Trail defeated Keira Zaslove of Nelson in the Men’s B.Lindsay Hewson defeated Nelson clubmate Anne Bokser-Wislow to win the Ladies C event while Abby Napora got past Sophie Dorrius of Revelstoke to win the Ladies D.Kevin Limbert of Trail, Poul Henriksen of Nelson, Cathy Heyland of Nelson and Carrie Snaychuk of Cranbrook won consolation trophies in the Men’s B-plus, Men’s B, Ladies C and Ladies D, respectively. The Nelson Squash Club is making a splash back into the Heritage City Sports community.After having its bid to take over the Civic Theatre squashed, and an opportunity to join forces with the Nelson Curling Club defeated by the curling membership, the movers and shakers in the squash community decided to build on what they have at the current facility.The club has approximately 70 members with more than 30 joining in the past few months.The club is hosting a membership drive for more players with a offer of $150 for anyone joining before September 15, 2015.A membership comes with a key to the facility, online court booking and unlimited play.New facility includes a lounge and our two brand new courts – making four in total to be ready by September 15.Wednesday is set a side for Men’s league while Monday is Ladies Day.There is a new mixed league starting Thursdays for all beginners to enjoy.There are two major tournaments and two annual Pentathlons per year there is plenty to do on and off the courts as a member of the Nelson Squash Club.For more information contact Paul at 250-551-2714 or email [email protected]
Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/FEILE+REPORT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Results Were: U14 Football Feile Shield B Kinvara3-71-1Killererin An Spidéal2-34-9St. Gabriels Corofin3-31-5Salthill-Knocknacarra U14 Football Feile Shield A There was success for Kinvara, St Gabriels and Corofin in the Football Feile Finals held in Tuam Stadium on Sunday last. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email U14 Football Feile 2017 Kevin Dwyer Reports
0Shares0000Beauden Barrett’s match-up with opposite number Richie Mo’unga will be closely watched in the Hurricanes’ Super Rugby semi-final against the Crusaders. © AFP / Dave LintottWELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jun 27 – Wellington Hurricanes playmaker Beauden Barrett is under pressure to outshine his All Black rival Richie Mo’unga in Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final against the Canterbury Crusaders and reverse his team’s woeful form against the defending champions.The Hurricanes are considered rank outsiders in Christchurch against the Crusaders, who boast a squad bristling with All Blacks as they chase a third straight title and 10th overall. It’s a frustrating situation for the Hurricanes — a side that won more matches than any other this season and features a two-time world player of the year in Barrett.Yet such has been the South Islanders’ dominance over the Hurricanes in recent years that the men from New Zealand’s capital find themselves practically written off by bookies and pundits before a ball has been kicked in anger.The teams have met five times previously in finals matches and the Crusaders have won all of them, including a semi-final last year and the title decider in 2006.The Crusaders have also convincingly won their four most recent matches against the Hurricanes, including a 32-8 thrashing when they last met in March.That’s without even taking into account the Crusaders’ daunting home record in Christchurch, where they have not lost a playoff in Super Rugby’s 23-year history and are currently on a 28-game unbeaten run.– ‘Win the collisions’Crusaders assistant coach Ronan O’Gara said he was relishing the match-up between Barrett and Mo’unga, who is challenging the Hurricanes maestro for an All Black starting spot.O’Gara said that while Barrett had the advantage of incumbency in the fly-half’s number 10 jersey, Mo’unga did not lack motivation with a World Cup in Japan looming.“(Mo’unga’s) been on top of his game for a long time,” said the Irishman, who earned 128 Test caps at fly-half.“He’s looking to dethrone Beaudy, but Beaudy has the advantage of being a superstar at Test level. I think Richie can get to that space, so it makes for an exciting game.”Mo’unga has nine Test caps, with only two starts, compared to 73 caps and 40 starts for Barrett.But Mo’unga’s Crusaders are 4-1 over Barrett’s Hurricanes in the last five matches when both have started, fuelling calls for him to be given a greater role at Barrett’s expense.O’Gara freely admits that the Crusaders’ recent success against the Hurricanes stems from shutting down the halves pairing of Barrett and TJ Perenara, who last week played their 100th Super Rugby match together.It’s no coincidence that the last team to beat the Crusaders at home, way back in 2016, was a Hurricanes outfit that had Barrett and Perenara firing on all cylinders.O’Gara said the hosts’ forward pack — which at full strength consists entirely of established All Blacks — was the key to denying Barrett time on the ball.“For that to happen you need to win up front, it’s as simple as that,” he said.“If you win the collisions and if you win the gain line, no matter how good you are as a number 10 your time is diminished significantly. Our boys have done a good job in that regard in previous campaigns.“But when the ball is in Beauden Barrett’s hands it’s not a good sign for any opposition.”The winner of Saturday’s all-New Zealand clash will face either the ACT Brumbies or Argentina’s Jaguares in the final.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Photo: Melbourne Airport. International passengers using Australia’s major airports had the greatest chance of being on a full flight if they were going through Melbourne airport in 2018-19, a new analysis has found.A report on international airline activity over the year by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics found Melbourne edged out Sydney when it came to the highest percentage of seats filled by passengers.It wasn’t a big difference — 81.7 percent at Melbourne versus 81.3 percent at Sydney — but neither airport boasted the country with the highest seat ulilization on a non-stop route.That mantle fell to Perth where the Qantas non-stop flight to London made the UK a clear leader at 93 percent, well ahead of second-place holder Japan at 84.3 percent.They were followed by Singapore (83.5 percent), the us (83.3 percent) and Thailand (83.1 percent).READ: Cathay A350-1000 debuts in AustraliaThe Solomon Islands and New Guinea were among the destinations where travelers were most likely to find a spare seat next to them with seat utilization to both countries below 60 percent.Adelaide was the major airport with the lowest seat utilization at 78.4 percent with Perth and Brisbane at 78.8 percent and the Gold coast at 79.4 percent.Sixty-three scheduled international airlines operated to and from Australia in 2018-19 with passenger numbers rising 3.7 percent to 42.12 million.The number of available seats also rose, but by a slower 1.8 percent to 53.86 million.March proved a significant month and marked the first time since 2011 that monthly passenger traffic fell compared to the same month in the previous year.Qantas Airways remained the dominant force with a market share of 17.4 percent followed by Jetstar with 8.6 percent.Singapore Airlines (8.2 percent) came next, followed by Emirates (7.3 percent) and Air New Zealand (6.8 percent).Australian designated airlines accounted for 32.5 percent of the market after reaching a low of 29.8 percent in 2013-14.
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Trends#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus One of the speakers at the LIFT conference – where Kevin Marks from Google also presented – was Gen Kanai, Mozilla’s Director of business development in Asia. In his presentation Kanai talked about Mozilla’s market share in Asia, plus the perception that Asia isn’t contributing enough to open source projects. Firstly there were some interesting factoids about Firefox market share. Firefox now has almost 28% market share in Eurpoe, 16-17% in US, and lower market shares in Asia — it’s 16.5% according to a recent post on Mozilla Links. See graphs below:Firefox Global Market Share; Chart via Mozilla LinksKanai said that Mozilla is “seeing a lot of growth in China”, after opening their China office last year (it’s being run by the former leader of MSN at Microsoft China). In Japan, Kanai said, there are more mobile users of the Internet than PC users, so it is a unique market for them. It currently has a 10-12% market share in Japan. Mozilla structure in AsiaIn Korea, Kanai told an interesting story about how the market for Firefox has been restricted by Korean govenment encyrption protocols, which make people use Windows and Internet Explorer! So Microsoft has a “de-facto monopoly” in Korea in the browser space.Kanai then addressed the question of how strong the open source movement is in Asia, a topic recently explored by Victoria Ho on ZDNet Asia and by Mat Asay on CNET. The story so far is that Asia corporations are using open source, but (it’s claimed) are not giving back to the open source community. Linux founder Linus Torvalds recently said that the barriers are: culture (possibly the largest barrier), language, education. Kanai has more details on his blog.Kanai believes there is actually a lot of participation in open source in Asia; he cited the Ruby language, which was developed in Japan by Yukihiro Matsumoto. However he acknowledged that cultural and language barriers are significant – e.g. he thinks the open source community in the West can be very forthright in their opinions, which is a cultural thing that open source developers in the East may not like. He also cited economic factors.Here is the video presentation: