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first_imgRelatedTop Alston Resuscitating Ginger Production for Labour Day RelatedTop Alston Resuscitating Ginger Production for Labour Day FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Labour Day activities this year will include a ginger resuscitation project in Butlers Run, in the Top Alston area of Clarendon.“Small farmers in and around the area will benefit from practical demonstrations on pest eradication, as well as greenhouse and open field planting methodologies, by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, RADA and the Scientific Research Council,” said project co-ordinator, Shawn Thompson, in a JIS interview.Mr. Thompson said the area was one of Jamaica’s prime ginger-growing locations, for which production had declined over the years due to rhizome rot.He said the project represents the culmination of extensive research into ways of combating the nematodes that have been destroying the gingers, and will teach farmers to sanitise the soil, using a method of solarisation, and to re-plant, using clean planting material.“Fifteen acres of land have been cleared at the RADA-owned farm,” he stated. “And farmers, and other interested persons in the community, may come along and view the demonstrations and join in the planting,” he explained.He said that the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, will also be on hand to do some planting. The main objective of the project is to make clean planting material, grown on the farm, available to persons who wish to grow ginger and revive the industry.The project co-ordinator further stated that two greenhouses had been set up at the site for the planting of ginger in re-cycled tyres using tissue culture.“Planting in tyres has produced outstanding yields” Mr. Thompson said.He told JIS News that a research project undertaken by Alvin Murray of the Christiana Potato Co-operative, which involved planting ginger in tyres stacked on top of each other, had produced yields up to ten times higher than the traditional open field planting methods.“Some 400 tyres have been collected from local tyre shops and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA),” Mr. Thompson said. Planting ginger in the greenhouses, using tissue culture and types, will also be demonstrated, he said.An article posted on the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries’ website states that Jamaican ginger is considered one of the best in the world, and commands a premium price. The article further states that ginger production has declined due to rhizome rot disease, and that the Ministry has conducted a great deal of research on the disease to address the problem.Ginger is also one of the twelve crops that have been targeted by the Ministry for productivity improvement, based on market demands, as revealed by an end-user survey. Tactics to be employed by the Ministry, in conjunction with RADA, to improve production and productivity of Jamaican ginger, include testing and maintenance of soil health, farmer training, technical support, research into new crop varieties and crop trials. RelatedTop Alston Resuscitating Ginger Production for Labour Daycenter_img Advertisements Top Alston Resuscitating Ginger Production for Labour Day AgricultureMay 21, 2009last_img read more

first_img Vince McKee ? Game Winner Alert [email protected] are OHSAA Division 1 Soccer State Champions!!! Congrats Bees!!! pic.twitter.com/xbjsgZdDMj— Brad Perkins (@THEBradPerkins) November 11, 2018 Congrats to the Medina Battling Bees on their first #OHSAA boys soccer state championship! pic.twitter.com/Ux9iDsGo14— OHSAA Sports (@OHSAASports) November 11, 2018 Medina boys bring home the ship. Back in the square!!! pic.twitter.com/wezt3maClO— Medina Soccer Association (@MedinaSoccer1) November 11, 2018center_img Cover photo via OHSAA twitter. The staff of NEOSI would like to congratulate the Medina High School Boys soccer team for winning the State Championship last night in Columbus.  What a tremendous achievement for yourselves and school.The dramatic win came on a goal in overtime by Parker Csiszar.  It was an epic finish to an incredible season for the Battling Bee’s. Related TopicsMedina SoccerOHSAAlast_img read more

first_imgAmherst 6, Indian Hill 0First Period: (A) Nathan Harmych (Tyler Waldecki, Jacob Kramer), 3:44Second Period: (A) Harmych (Ja. Kramer), PP 13:28, (A) Michael Giannuzzi ( Jacob Fekete, Ja. Kramer), PP 11:07, (A) Ja. Kramer (Michael Hughes), 7:26, (A) Giannuzzi (Fekete), 3:01, (A) Giannuzzi (Ja. Kramer), PP 1:29Indian Hill 0 0 0Amherst 1 5 0Shots on Goal: Indian Hill 12 (3-2-7), Amherst 20 (5-14-1)Goalies: Indian Hill, Nick Woods (20 shots, 14 saves) Amherst, Brady Grove (12 shots, 12 saves)Power Play Opportunities: Indian Hill 0-3 Amherst 3-6Records: Amherst 3-0 Related TopicsHigh School Hockey Vince McKeelast_img read more

first_img Related File photo. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. William Collette)(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon released video Wednesday showing the dramatic moment — in grainy color footage — that the U.S. successfully destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over the Pacific Ocean during a historic test of its ground-based interceptor system.The interceptor missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. A little more than one hour later, the Pentagon confirmed that it had successfully collided with an ICBM-class target.On Wednesday, the Pentagon touted the success of its historic test, calling the intercept a “direct hit” and an “annihilation” of the target.“All our systems performed exactly as designed,” Vice Adm. Jim Syring, head of the Missile Defense Agency, told reporters Wednesday during a phone briefing.He said the ground-based interceptor is “ready to defend the homeland” after completing a “very realistic test” that included the use of decoys, similar to what North Korea could use, though he declined to provide specifics.The intercept occurred in the exo-atmosphere, one thousand miles off the coast of California over the Pacific Ocean, but east of Hawaii.Syring said the intercept outpaces foreign threats to the U.S. through 2020, which is how far out the U.S. has designed these tests to replicate intelligence projections.The test occurred just days after the North Korean regime launched another missile this year, though U.S. officials say it had been planned for years.North Korea has spent the last decade working to develop a nuclear-tipped ICBM capable of reaching the continental United States. Though North Korea has conducted nine missiles tests in 2017 and shown considerable progress toward reaching longer ranges and solid-fuel technology, none have been ICBMs.Syring said the test is estimated to have cost $244 million.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

first_imgThe much-anticipated return of the Festival of Nations brought thousands of people to Tecumseh Park in Chatham over the Canada Day weekend.Featuring many activities and musical performances, the free event kicked off with a parade through the downtown core on Saturday morning and was highlighted by Canadian rock legends Loverboy taking the stage on Sunday night.The festival, co-chaired by Tracy Callaghan, Dava Robichaud and Toni Martin, was resurrected after a 20-year absence, with the organizers already starting to think what next year could have in store.“We were cutting our teeth this year,” Robichaud said after Monday’s closing ceremony. “It was good to get the vendor feedback. It was good to get the attendee feedback. But the majority of the feedback was, ‘This is amazing, please have us back.’”The opening day was filled with local bands and cultural entertainment alternating on the main and secondary stages.Other performers that day included the C-K Legion Pipe Band, the Portuguese Canadian Social Club of Chatham dancers, the C-K Latin Group and the C-K Asian Cultural Association dancers.Nagata Shachu, a Toronto-based taiko drumming group, also wowed visitors with a stunning demonstration.Organizers are hopeful to have more cultural organizations and vendors on hand for next time, with Martin adding that a brainstorming session is already in the works.Callaghan said security gave crowd estimates of between 8,000 and 10,000 for the Loverboy show, which featured the Mudmen as the opening act.She said organizers felt an adrenaline rush throughout the weekend.“I’m tired, but oh my gosh, it was so worth it,” she said.They also credited the nearly 100 volunteers, as well as numerous community sponsors, for making the festival possible.“The community wants this back, and they want to participate,” Robichaud said.This year’s participating cultural groups said they were pleased to see the festival return.John Erinle of the Caribbean Canadian Association of Chatham-Kent called it a wonderful event to help educate visitors.“By sharing among ourselves, we get to know each other better,” he said.Giovanna Barreto of the C-K Latin Group said she invited friends from across Ontario, including some who are considering moving to Chatham-Kent.“It’s a small town and it’s perfect for raising kids,” she said. “Everybody is there for us.”Originally from Mexico City, she was enjoying the pace and quality of life.“People have the time to talk to you. Here it’s so different,” she [email protected] Twitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

first_imgPeak Style Guide: In response to Chris Coyier’s comments about style guides, Brad Frost says if a comprehensive style guide leads an organization to committing to a design system, he’s all for them. What I Found InterestingForget Incentives, People Want To Share Stories They Believe In: Rather than giving incentives, create stories with ideas that people believe in. Makes sense to me. Which leads me to the next post Your Letters Helped Challenger Shuttle Engineer Shed 30 Years Of Guilt: I’m sure members at last night’s Metro Detroit Content Strategy meetup were being too kind to mention my red eyes. I heard this story on NPR as I drove to the meetup. I smiled. And I cried. How to motivate employees:Dear manager, use these words to motivate employees:1 I trust you2 thank you3 what do you think?4 how can I help?5 I am proud of you— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) February 26, 2016 If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: May 12, 2017In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to present your user research findings, discover how to make your code and content accessible, find out what’s expected in the upcoming WordPress 4.8 version, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: April 3, 2015In this week’s roundup of web design and development resources, you’ll learn about ten threats to the quality of online research, find out how StoryCorps uses WordPress to enable storytelling, learn about the features in Project Spartan, and more. Each Friday I publish a post with my favorite resources for…In “Web design & development links”February 15, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn the five-step process to create an empathy map, find out how to create better web experiences, discover when to use CSS Grid or flexbox, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting…In “Web design & development links” Website Logo Placement for Maximum Brand Recall: Just like in the 1998 movie Ever After, “It’s tradition.” A logo placed in the top-left of a page is what users expect. And that’s exactly what the Nielsen Norman Group discovered in their research. AccessibilityAccessibility in Office 365—progress in 2015 and plans for 2016: Great news to read this week about accessibility plans for Office 365!By the end of 2016, we… are committed to ensuring we meet more modern accessibility standards, including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria and European Standard on accessibility for public procurement of ICT (EN 301 549). Restaurant Menu Builder: I was thrilled to find this free online site for building responsive restaurant menus with HTML. Say no to PDF menus! Here’s a screenshot of a breakfast menu of pancakes I quickly created. In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll find out about a free webinar to reduce product failure, learn to develop a strategic plan to address web accessibility issues, discover how to create cool photographic filters in CSS , and more. Each Friday I publish a post with some of my favorite resources I’ve read about in the past week, focused on user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML.Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter. Tweet of the WeekFind a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them. No one is here today because they did it on their own— Kris Walker (@kixxauth) February 23, 2016User ExperienceHow to Reduce Product Failure While Rapidly Boosting Conversion Rates: Hosted by UserZoom and the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), this free webinar on Monday, February 29 features Peter Hughes from Ascest. He’ll discuss four usability testing techniques you can use to improve conversion rates and how to know which test to conduct at the right time. Noah’s Transition To Mobile Usability Testing: Follow Noah as he makes the transition from desktop usability testing to mobile. Personally, I like the storytelling format in Lyndon Cerejo’s Smashing Magazine post. Your thoughts?Why do you redesign?We often redesign for the wrong reasons. Collect test data on your current site to reduce future risk! #UTWebinar @bmassey— UserTesting (@usertesting) February 25, 2016 Accessibility Prioritization: Laying the Foundation with a Strategic Plan [Part 1]: In her two-part series, Glenda Sims (Team Accessibility lead at Deque), guides you through developing a strategic plan to address web accessibility issues (Part 1) and tactical tips for implementing the plan (Part 2). Wix: Request Support for Screen Readers: Website builder Wix says their sites aren’t compatible with screen reader or text-to-speech programs, asks users whether the feature should be added. Yes, my eyebrows went up when I read this support request. Special Report: How Accessible is WordPress?: It’s a question I get asked frequently. In this special E-Access Bulletin Live report, Graham Armfield addresses accessibility in WordPress administrative screens, plugins, and themes.WordPressWordPress 4.5 Beta 1: With the first beta of WordPress 4.5 available, the team could use your help testing. Check out the responsive preview of your site in the Customizerand theme logo support. It’s the first beta, so test on development sites only. How to Work With WordPress Metadata: In the first of a three-part series on working with the WordPress metadata APIs, Tom McFarlin takes a closer look at post, user, and comment metadata.Are WordCamps Still Camps?: Have to say I agree with the points Natalie MacLees brings up in her post. For the bigger WordCamps, they’re no longer camps; they’re conferences where people travel from all over the country and world to speak and attend. I miss camps, organized by and for the local community of WordPress users. But I also like to attend the larger WordCamps. Is there room for both? Proposal: Increase the default image compression in WordPress: What are your thoughts on changing the WordPress image compression from 90 to 82?CSS and HTMLCSSCo: Inspired by VSCO filters and CSSgram, Lauren Waller created these cool photographic filters made only with CSS.No, it’s not too early to use Flexbox.Globally, 92% of browsers in use support border-radius. 96% support Flexbox. Still think it’s too early to use Flexbox?— Jen Simmons (@jensimmons) February 24, 2016last_img read more

first_imgdavid strom Don’t be too cute, remember, this is a b2b audience we are talking about here. Keep things on track and hire a community manager too. Wait until you have critical mass before you even utter the ‘m’ word, as in monetize. I know so many site operators that are itching to get some of that Facebook/Google/Amazon cash pile. Forget it. Focus first on building your community, and when it gets big enough, then start thinking about how to make money. Tags:#Analysis#enterprise Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Don’t be afraid to do some audience development, which could be another job function of your community manager. The Praetorian Group uses Facebook’s Sponsored Stories that picks comments and displays them in ad blocks, which drives traffic that might otherwise move off the screen quickly in a large active discussion group.Their strategy is working. The FireRescue1 Facebook page has close to 200,000 “likes,” its Twitter page has 3,400 followers and Facebook is now driving more than a quarter of the traffic seen on some of their Web publications. Ask questions about topics or concerns that members have in common. And sometimes the simplest questions can elicit lots of responses, like when they asked where their readers live or would they rather rescue a cat or a dog from a burning building. EMS folks want to connect with each other in meatspace, something Facebook excels at facilitating. If you want to build a vibrant and successful Facebook community for your business, it might pay to take a moment and look at Praetorian Group’s FireRescue1 page here. Praetorian is the publishing arm for the trade associations that represent public safety workers. Clearly, their social media strategies are on fire. But the reasons for their popularity and reach of their Facebook and Twitter sites are so simple, you won’t need to summon an EMS to implement them in your shop.I found this article from my podcasting partner and social media author Paul Gillin in his column in BtoB magazine here. Gillin mentions several factors that have driven traffic to the group’s Facebook pages and enriched its discussion groups and various Web publications:Stories that inspire strong emotions are key. Certainly, having a publication that features life-and-death moments helps. I can’t remember the last time some IT manager faced such odds over a router upgrade (but you never know). This is probably equivalent in our universe to stories on Mac and Linux, which always generate lots of comments. Something to think about for your particular audience. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Use contests and giveaways. There are lots of contest organizers that can be used to outsource this, as we last mentioned in this article last year.last_img read more

first_imgItaly Under-21 boss Paolo Nicolato admits that while Sandro Tonali’s senior promotion “gives us a lot of pleasure, it also gives us some problems.” Tonalo was drafted into the full Italy squad after Marco Verratti pulled out, leaving Nicolato with mixed feelings as he also had Fiorentina’s Gaetano Castrovilli pinched. “It gives us a lot of pleasure, but it also gives us some problems,” he said at a Press conference. The Azzurrini face Iceland and Armenia this international break, yet to concede a goal in four games under the CT and in a strong position to quality for the European U21 Championship if they win both fixtures. “Two tough games are waiting for us, against teams who are doing well, but I’m also confident because we have a whole week ahead of us and we can prepare to the fullest, something that hardly happens for us. “I expect a physical match against Iceland, due to the size of the opponents. However, we will also face a team in good form, given that their domestic season is nearly over.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mike Gundy has won and won big in Stillwater, Oklahoma. At Oklahoma State. It has been a thrill to watch for anyone who grew up watching Nathan Simmons grind out 1-yard dives.Would I have liked it if he’d won more Big 12 titles? Yes I would. Has he been a poor recruiter over the last five years compared to OSU’s record? Yes he has. We will discuss those things more in-depth later on, but I wanted to look at something he said in last week’s press conference real quick.“I think the biggest challenge [at Oklahoma State] was to convince people that we could win here without cheating and sustain that for a long period of time – that was first,” said Gundy on Thursday. “Then secondly, the challenge is to not try to put ourselves in a position or make us something that we’re really not and stay within our box as a coaching staff.”This is not the first time Gundy has said something like this. He said it before Bedlam, too.“For me, there’s not a lot more that I think about than what we can do to be successful tomorrow. But, I do get satisfaction in knowing that we have changed the thought process and the mental approach or the outlook for the Oklahoma State fans that have watched us for years and years. You can make comparisons, but I think what’s happened here is about as impressive as anything that’s happened anywhere in the country in the last ten years.”All of this is true, of course, and I’m glad it is. Gundy being good at his job has been fun to watch as a fan and is (in many ways) one of the biggest reasons this blog even exists.I’m not sure how I feel about his second statement, though. The challenge is to not try to put ourselves in a position or make us something that we’re really not.At face value, I dig it. I think it’s smart. I think not enough leaders think like this. But then I remember all those Bedlam games. All the ones that could have gone OSU’s way if Gundy would done a couple of things differently. How do you “stay in your box” while figuring out the OU Rubik’s Cube?I’m fine with erring on being who you are. The difficult part is figuring out how to climb another rung when you’ve already hit your natural ceiling. By definition, you have to become something you’re not to keep progressing forward. You have to shed the exoskeleton and transform yourself into a newer, better version.Only the top 5-10 programs don’t have to do this. They currently conduct their business in a way that translates into playing for national titles. Maybe Gundy never cares to take that next leap from being a Tier 2 school into being a Tier 1. Maybe that’s OK. I will say this though … It’s a bitter medicine to swallow come Thanksgiving every year.Bedlam is a constant reminder that, yes, OSU has become what Mike Gundy thinks it has been all along.last_img read more

first_imgJerel MorrowKenneth McGruderZa’Carrius GreenKris McCunePatrick Fields Thabo MwanikiDeMarvion Overshown McCune shut down his recruitment early, and chose OSU over offers from KU and Texas Tech. With his more physical build, he and Morton could be the Thunder and Lightning in the secondary in the same way Sterns and Flowers were in 2016.Thabo Mwaniki — 5-foot-11, 180It’s not everyday you recruit a safety/dual-threat quarterback, but OSU happens to have two in this class. Mwaniki is one. A Denton Guyer product under John Walsh, Mwaniki comes as a well polished product under good coaching. He has the versatility to even switch around in the secondary — and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him wind up at cornerback/nickel back in some packages. Tre Flowers SeniorsJuniorsSophomores2017 commits2018 offers Jordan Sterns is now moving on. As is Derrick Moncrief. That means the safety position for Oklahoma State has some question marks that need answered this offseason.It’s an area the coaching staff has identified and looked to resolve in this recruiting class, with several prospects coming in who figure to be immediate impact guys if nothing but out of necessity alone.Here’s a look at how the scholarships look headed into the 2017 season. Malcolm Rodriguez — 5-foot-11, 190…and here’s the other dual-threat QB who also doubles as a safety.The Wagoner, Okla. product is a state champion footballer and stud wrestler, who many regard as the best athlete to come out of Wagoner. That’s high praise for a school that also produced the likes of Kevin Peterson.Oklahoma State was able to sneak him in under wraps, too. The only other school who offered according to 247 was Wyoming. In the short term, it’s hard to project if he will compete immediately. Most freshmen are wild cards. But Rodriguez projects to be a solid contributor and hard-hitter who will be a valuable player for OSU on the back end as a multi-year contributor.Tre Sterling — 6-foot, 184Sterling is the epitome of an Oklahoma State recruit. Undervalued athlete from Texas, minimal interest from across the country, and a late swoop by OSU to get him before he was snatched elsewhere. Three-star from Sunnyvale, Texas.SUMMARYOverall, this is a solid recruiting class at safety. At one point, OSU was looking to add a junior college contributor to throw in the secondary to supplement the injection of youth. And I wouldn’t be surprised if something came together in the closing days.But right now, I think OSU is happy with where they are. Several of these, due to cornerback depth issues, could wind up experimenting at other positions to fill depth or help fill some issues where OSU desperately needs help. The coaching staff has recruited several versatile prospects and will have the luxury of doing so if they choose.center_img Tre SterlingWayne Jones LaMarcus MortonJosh Proctor Malcolm Rodriguez As you can see, outside presumed starter Tre Flowers, the safety group is very young. Junior Kenneth Edison-McGruder has played in each season since arriving as a freshman. But outside those two, there are a lot of unproven options that will need to step up. Sophomore Za’Carrius Green, who played a hybrid linebacker in high school, could be an X-factor at the position.Let’s take a look at the 2017 commits coming in for next season.LaMarcus Morton —6-foot, 175Morton, an early-enrollee, appears the most likely to be a day-one contributor. A high school wide receiver and safety, he’s an above average athlete with good coverage skills and had pursuit from many Division I schools before opting to stick with OSU.Kris McCune — 6-foot-1, 195Most underrated? McCune, just a three-star athlete from Dallas Christian has a case. He’s a Blue Grey All-American who played all over the field in high school both on offense and defense. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more