Jamaica Signs US$500,000 Grant Agreement for Rural Development Project

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Japanese Policy and Human Resource Development (PHRD) Grant Agreement between the Government of Jamaica and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), was signed on (Oct. 12) at the offices of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in Kingston.The US$500,000 agreement will provide financing for the second National Community Development Project (NCDP II), which seeks to assist targeted communities in the rural areas, to improve employment opportunities and access to basic services.Of the total allocation, US$120,000 will be used for sector review and policy actions; US$70,000 for project framework development; and US$310,000 for community-based sub-project design.Minister of Finance and Public Service, Audley Shaw, in his remarks at the signing ceremony, said that the second round of the NCDP will continue to focus on aspects of community development, including farm roads and other critical infrastructure, while providing income earning opportunities.This, he said, will include “the development of tourism-related agricultural supplies, in particular, food supply to hotels, craft making, and the development of community and cultural-based tourism type projects.” The objective will be achieved through integrated support to these communities including investments, training, and technical assistance, the Minister stated.Japanese Ambassador, Masahiro Obata, noted that the grant was a “timely intervention considering the devastation caused by Hurricane Dean to the agricultural sector and, by extension, the rural communities.”The communities that will be participating under NCDP II will be selected primarily according to poverty survey mapping, while additional considerations will be given to the demonstrative effects of developing income-generating possibilities. RelatedJamaica Signs US$500,000 Grant Agreement for Rural Development Project Jamaica Signs US$500,000 Grant Agreement for Rural Development Project UncategorizedOctober 12, 2007center_img RelatedJamaica Signs US$500,000 Grant Agreement for Rural Development Project RelatedJamaica Signs US$500,000 Grant Agreement for Rural Development Projectlast_img read more

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India’s health-tech industry may reach $50 billion by 2033: RBSA

first_img Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha India’s health-tech industry may reach $50 billion by 2033: RBSA MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Comment Share Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Healthcare IT News Trade & Trends WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals e-Pharmacyhealth-tech industryRBSA Advisorstelemedicine Healthtech in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 39 per cent over FY2020 – FY2023The Indian health-tech market is expected to grow at a 39 per cent CAGR over FY2020 – FY2023 and is expected to reach $50 billion by 2033, according to RBSA Advisor’s latest report titled “Unleashing the Healthtech Potential.”According to the report, the health technology market currently stands at $2 billion, less than one per cent of the overall healthcare industry.In India, the health-tech market can be broadly divided into six segments – telemedicine, e-pharmacy, fitness and wellness, healthcare IT and analytics, home healthcare and personal health management.Pharm-Easy, Cure fit, Practo are some of the significant health-tech startups that have caused a stir and taken the market by storm.Rajeev Shah, CEO, RBSA Advisors, said, “The pandemic and adoption of technology in healthcare has brought a quantum shift in the sector. In recent years, we have seen some of the most significant deals, and the Indian health-tech sector has received close to $1.6 billion in funding since 2017. There is a huge opportunity for growth within health-tech because of the meagre market share in the broader healthcare sector. The most crucial factors driving the growth currently are COVID-induced restrictions and safety protocols, and the acceptance of technology in the industry. As the industry is looking to grow at a phenomenal rate, the investors are ready to invest in this sunshine sector.” By EH News Bureau on May 24, 2021 Read Article Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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Judge declares man jailed 10 days for missing jury duty as ‘totally rehabilitated’

first_imgKuzma/iStock(TAMPA, Fla.) — The Florida man who spent 10 days in jail after missing jury duty is now having his record cleared after the judge decided that he was “totally rehabilitated.”Deandre Somerville was ordered to spend time in jail, be put on probation for a year, complete 150 hours of community service, pay a $223 fine and write a letter of apology to the court.Somerville petitioned to have his record cleared and the court had granted that move on Oct. 4, after he read his apology in court, but the judge in the case issued the order vacating that finding on Oct. 7.In that order, obtained by ABC affiliate WFTS, which calls for Somerville’s record to be “immediately vacated and rescinded,” Judge John S. Kastrenakes did go through what he called “the negative facts” of the case.“No, he wasn’t late. He never showed. Neither that day or any subsequent day until a deputy sheriff served him with a summons to appear … numerous telephone calls from the Court’s chambers and the jury office were never returned,” the judge’s filing states.“He told the Court he overslept and then when he awoke decided not to call or come in because he decided it was not important. The Court found him in contempt and sentenced him,” the judge wrote.That said, it was clear to the judge about two weeks later that the 21-year-old had changed.“The young man in court on October 4th was a vastly different person from the Deandre Somerville who refused to come to court and intentionally violated his oath as a sworn juror,” the judge wrote. Kastrenakes appeared to be moved by Somerville, who he wrote has been “totally rehabilitated” and went on to extoll his character.“I firmly believe that Deandre Somerville is the type of person who can achieve anything he wants in this world. He is a thoughtful and respectful young man,” Kastrenakes wrote.He did note that “I do not believe that most individuals would have been redeemed and rehabilitated to the same extent as Mr. Somerville. Upon reflection, that redemption should be immediately rewarded by vacating any finding of contempt.”In the order, the judge maintained that “the Court also knows that it would have punished anyone who behaved the way Mr. Somerville behaved,” but the sentencing prompted outcry and disbelief from the public and criminal justice experts.Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., posted a link to an article about the case on Twitter, writing “This judge put a young black man with no prior arrests in the system for *checks notes* oversleeping. We must reform our criminal justice system, which is designed to criminalize people of color.”Marc Mauer, the executive director of non-profit group The Sentencing Project, told ABC News that this case appears to be “one of the many ripple effects of mass incarceration.”“If you consider what is the judge trying to accomplish here, it’s hard to see why 10 days in jail would be more effective than just 10 hours of community service. Ten days in jail interrupts his work life, his home life, and all for something that he clearly is now remorseful about,” Mauer said, adding that “anecdotally, I’ve never heard of anything like this before.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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KLM Gandeng TU Delft Kembangkan Pesawat Hemat Energi “Flying-V”,Qatar Airways Umumkan Jadi Maskapai Pertama yang Operasikan Boeing 777X

first_imgPesawat ini merupakan konsep seorang mahasiswa TU Berlin Justus Benad saat menulis tesisnya di Airbus Hamburg. Benad mendesain kursi untuk sekitar 314 penumpang dan mirip dengan Airbus A350 tetapi dengan ukuran yang lebih kecil. Menurut Dr. Roelof Vos, pemimpin proyek di TU Delft, ini menghasilkan lebih sedikit resistensi dan lebih sedikit bahan bakar yang dibutuhkan untuk terbang.Demikian juga, seluruh badan pesawat bertindak seperti sayap, yang membuat seluruh sayap permukaan pengangkatan, semakin mengurangi tagihan bahan bakar. Ukuran pesawat yang lebih kecil ini kompatibel dengan infrastruktur bandara saat ini, tantangan penting bagi maskapai penerbangan.“Kami telah menerbangkan pesawat tabung dan sayap ini selama beberapa dekade sekarang, tetapi sepertinya konfigurasi mencapai puncak dalam hal efisiensi energi. Konfigurasi baru yang kami usulkan mewujudkan beberapa sinergi antara badan pesawat dan sayap. Badan pesawat secara aktif berkontribusi pada pengangkatan pesawat, dan menciptakan gaya hambat aerodinamik yang lebih sedikit,” kata Vos.Flying-V akan memiliki lebar sayap yang sama dengan A350 pada 65 m (212 kaki 5 in), tetapi akan lebih pendek pada 55 m (180 kaki 5 in). Lebar sayap V juga berarti tidak diperlukan perubahan bandara untuk menangani pesawat.“Flying-V lebih kecil dari A350 dan memiliki luas permukaan inflow lebih sedikit dibandingkan dengan volume yang tersedia. Hasilnya kurang resistensi. Itu berarti Flying-V membutuhkan lebih sedikit bahan bakar untuk jarak yang sama,” kata Vos.Dalam desainnya saat ini, ditenagai oleh dua mesin turbofan yang dipasang di belakang, pesawat akan terbang menggunakan minyak tanah, tetapi para pengembang pesawat menyatakan bahwa mereka bermaksud memanfaatkan inovasi terbaru dalam sistem propulsi, misalnya, beralih dari bahan bakar ke listrik mesin turbofan yang didorong.Para peneliti ditetapkan untuk mengungkap prototipe terbang pesawat baru mereka musim gugur ini, saat KLM merayakan ulang tahun ke 100-nya. Baik model skala terbang dan bagian ukuran penuh dari interior “Flying-V” akan dipresentasikan pada KLM Experience Days di Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) pada 3-13 Oktober 2019. Prototipe terbang akan dilanjutkan untuk diuji pada kecepatan rendah selama tinggal landas dan mendarat.“Kami telah melakukan pengujian numerik dan uji terowongan angin awal, tetapi kami perlu melakukan lebih banyak pengujian di terowongan angin – kecepatan tinggi dan kecepatan rendah untuk menunjukkan bahwa pesawat ini efisien seperti yang kami kira,” kata Vos.Badan pengatur di seluruh dunia telah berdengung tentang perlunya mempercepat pengurangan jejak karbon industri penerbangan, mendorong pengenalan biofuel, solusi inovatif dan pengembangan pesawat yang lebih hemat bahan bakar. Dengan mendanai penelitian “Flying-V” di TU Delft, KLM bertujuan untuk memimpin dalam upaya mengembangkan penerbangan jarak jauh yang lebih berkelanjutan.Baca juga: Boeing 747-400 Eks KLM “City of Bangkok” Bakal Menjadi Daya Tarik Hotel di AmsterdamKLM Royal Dutch Airlines adalah bagian dari Grup Air France-KLM, yang secara konsisten mendapat peringkat sebagai salah satu yang paling berkelanjutan di dunia, menurut Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) untuk maskapai penerbangan. Menurut TU Delft, bentuk aerodinamis dari jet, di mana semua komponen ditempatkan di sayap pesawat, akan mengurangi bobotnya, memungkinkannya menghemat 20 persen bahan bakar dibandingkan dengan pesawat paling canggih saat ini, Airbus A350-900 .Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPesawat Flying-V KLM-TU Delft Sukses Terbang Perdana! Lebih Hemat 20 Persen Dibanding A35004/09/2020In “Featured”Kurangi Frekuensi Penerbangan Brussels-Amsterdam, KLM Bakal Berdayakan Kereta Cepat Thalys25/09/2019In “Featured”Efisiensi Pengoperasian, KLM Siap Pensiunkan Airbus A33008/11/2019In “Featured” Maskapai Kerajaan Belanda, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines menunjukkan komitmen untuk mendukung Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) di pertemuan tahunan IATA baru-baru ini di Seoul, Korea Selatan. KLM mendukung TU Delft dalam pengembangan pesawat berkonsep hemat energi yang dikenal dengan Flying-V.Baca juga: Ikuti Jejak Air France-KLM, Muncul Gagasan Merger Singapore dan Malaysia AirlinesKabarPenumpang.com merangkum aerotime.aero (5/6/2019), KLM dan TU Delft menandatangani perjanjian kerja sama pada 2 Juni 2019 kemarin. Pesawat ini dibuat untuk jarak jauh dan berbadan lebar yang mengintegrasikan kabin penumpang, kargo dan tangki bahan bakar dalam struktur sayap sehingga memberikan tampilan futuristik berbentuk V.last_img read more

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Tanya Lee | Allyson Felix & the new athlete image

first_imgThis week, America’s most decorated track-and-field athlete Allyson Felix announced that she had signed a new apparel contract. But it’s not with Nike, who she most famously took to task earlier this year in what she explained was a standoff with the world’s biggest athletic company. In a New York Times op-ed, Felix said that she was in contract renegotiations with Nike while pregnant and was offered 70 per cent less. Allyson’s concerns, as stated by her, were based on not having any protection around maternity. Her issue was that Nike couldn’t contractually guarantee that she wouldn’t be punished if she didn’t perform at her best in the months surrounding childbirth. She stated: “I wanted to set a new standard. If I, one of Nike’s most widely marketed athletes, couldn’t secure these protections, who could?” Felix’s newly signed contract is with Athleta, a sportswear brand owned by a popular American clothing company, Gap. Athleta is a little-known brand globally but now has on its ambassador roster the most decorated athlete in America’s track-and-field history. This is the company’s first official sponsorship, which comes at a time when all eyes are on the six-time Olympic gold medallist, who famously returned to the track last weekend for the US National Trials. Athleta stands to profit from the legions of fans who have grown to love Felix and her good-girl persona. From a purely business standpoint, it’s an excellent move which takes into account that women are more interested in the values that a brand embodies more so than just how well an athlete performs on the track. It is the woman who shows up in the arena, against all odds, that has already won in the eyes of many fans. Athleta hopes that Felix will be a major engine for increased sales, with a 2018 report by Allied Market Research estimating that women’s activewear sales will rise from US$119.08 billion in 2017 to US$216.87 billion by 2025. That’s big business. A new image But in sports, Allyson Felix represents a new image. It’s an image we see more often these days. It’s the image of the mom as an athlete, where having a child isn’t treated with any shame and secrecy but a woman gets to continue pursuing her dreams. We see this image every time Serena Williams steps on to a court as her daughter cheers from the stands after every serve. We see it each time Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes to the track. We see it when Reggae Girl Chenya Matthews posts a photo on Instagram of her nurturing her newborn after a training session. And we saw it last weekend after Allyson ran her 400m and then raced to the stands to greet her daughter post-race. This image is becoming increasingly familiar and is bankable to many brands that recognise that a woman is ‘more than just an athlete’. If that sounds familiar, it’s a slogan often used by Nike to champion everything from LeBron James’ standoff with a reporter who told him to shut up and dribble to Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racism in America. For female sports fans everywhere, athletes are incredibly inspiring. Add a new layer to that when the athlete becomes a mother, and she is now a superhero, raising a family, but also continuing her career. The narrative is simple. People should face their fears, overcome their obstacles, achieve all their dreams and be all they want to be while not allowing society’s limitations to get in the way of success. And that message is now clear to Allyson’s continuously growing fanbase. On her Athleta sponsorship announcement on Instagram, fans poured in their congratulations and support. One woman wrote, “I fight every day for my kids. In the classroom, at work, on the streets … they are my legacy. They are my life’s work. They are a reflection of me … mother of five girls.” So now, Nike continues to bank heavily on its many athletes who are expected to meet pre-existing performance requirements, and who are used by Nike in numerous commercials as agents of social change. Allyson Felix is one such agent, except her new, and profitable narrative as mother, athlete, and activist are to the benefit of Athleta, and not Nike. One love.last_img read more

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Chase’s unbeaten 98 leads Windies fightback

first_imgWEST INDIES 1st inningsK. Brathwaite lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 14K. Powell c Jadeja b Ashwin 22S. Hope lbw b Umesh Yadav 36S. Hetmyer lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 12S. Ambris c Jadeja b Kuldeep Yadav 18R. Chase not out 98S. Dowrich lbw b Umesh Yadav 30J. Holder c wkp. Pant b Umesh Yadav 52D. Bishoo not out 2Extras: (b-4, lb-7) 11Total: (7 wkts, 95 overs) 295Fall of wickets: 1-32, 2-52, 3-86, 4-92, 5-113, 6-182, 7-286.Bowling: Umesh Yadav 23-2-83-3, Thakur 1.4-0-9-0, Ashwin 24.2-7-49-1, Kuldeep Yadav 26-2-74-3, Jadeja 20-2-69-0.V. Kohli, L. Rahul, P. Shaw, C. Pujara, A. Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R. Jadeja, R. Ashwin, U. Yadav, K. Yadav, S. Thakur. HYDERABAD, India (CMC) – Stroke-maker Roston Chase stood on the brink of his fourth Test hundred after producing a gallant effort to lift West Indies out of trouble against India on the opening day of the second and final Test here yesterday.The 26-year-old right-hander was unbeaten on 98 at the close as West Indies recovered from 113 for five inside the first hour after lunch, to end on a respectable 295 for seven.Chase was aided by returning captain Jason Holder who struck a polished 52 while Shai Hope gathered 36, Shane Dowrich 30 and left-handed opener Kieran Powell 22.Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who triggered the post-lunch slide, has taken three for 74 while seamer Umesh Yadav, who struck twice in the final session to stymie the Windies progress, has claimed three for 83.Seeking to turn the page on their embarrassing three-day defeat in the opening Test in Rajkot last week, West Indies conjured up a steady start, after choosing to bat first at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.Powell, who faced 30 balls and struck four boundaries, put on 32 for the first wicket with vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite who made 14.But with the session drifting towards the end of the first hour, Powell’s attacking approach cost him dearly, as he tried to lift off-spinner Ravi Ashwin over the top but managed only to pick out Ravi Jadeja at cover.Brathwaite followed with the score on 52, missing a forward defensive prod at Kuldeep and falling lbw, with the subsequent ill-advised review showing the ball hitting middle and off-stump.Hope and Shimron Hetmyer (12) then tried to repair the innings in a 34-run, third-wicket stand, which seemed to be taking the Windies safely to lunch.The right-handed Hope had faced 68 balls and counted five attractive fours when he fell in the final over before the interval, lbw to Umesh Yadav trying to turn one onto the leg-side.Kuldeep then threatened to derail the Windies innings when he struck twice in the first half-hour following the resumption.Hetmyer, unbeaten on 10 at the break, added just two before falling lbw in the third over after the interval, shouldering arms to one that spun back.Sunil Ambris followed four overs later for 18, caught at short over by Jadeja off a leading edge as he attempted a booming on-side drive.With the wheels all but threatening to fall off, Chase stood tall, anchoring two critical stands to pull West Indies around and frustrate the Indians.First, he put on 69 for the sixth wicket with wicketkeeper Dowrich who faced 63 balls and struck four fours and one six – a clean hit over long on off left-arm spinner Jadeja.Chase, one of two Windies batsmen with a half-century in the opening Test, once again looked in good nick and raised his seventh Test half-century with a single to long leg off Umesh just before tea.All told, he has faced 174 deliveries and struck seven fours and a six.He lost Dowrich about 20 minutes before tea, however, the right-hander playing across a straight-ish delivery from Umesh in the first over of a new spell, and adjudged lbw on review.On 197 for six at tea with Chase on exactly 50, the Windies consolidated afterwards as Holder joined his fellow Barbadian to post an enterprising 104 for the seventh wicket.Utilising a positive approach, Holder stroked six fours – mostly well-timed off-side drives – in an innings requiring 92 balls and which forced India onto the backfoot.But with the close approaching, Windies suffered a major setback when Holder perished, brushing a pull at a short ball from Umesh, for wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant to take a nimble leg-side catch.last_img read more

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Mollo goes after just five months at Fulham

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesYohan Mollo has left Fulham just five months after his arrival from Zenit St Petersburg. The winger moved to Craven Cottage on a two-year contract, which both parties have agreed to terminate.AdChoices广告He made just six appearances for the Whites. Meanwhile, Fulham youngster Stephen Humphrys is close to joining Rochdale on loan.The 20-year-old striker, who has made three first-team appearances for the Whites, all as a substitute, ended last season on loan at Shrewsbury. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Fulham line up loan deals as Spanish club eye youngster O’RileyFulham youngster close to Rochdale moveWhites looking likely to miss out on OkakaFulham youngster discussing Ross County loan moveEdun loan deal appears to have fallen throughlast_img read more

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Rock icon Gregg Allman laid to rest

first_img Related Ron Pownall/Getty Images(MACON, Ga.) — Allman Brothers Band singer and co-founder Gregg Allman was laid to rest Saturday afternoon at a private funeral in Macon, Georgia.The ceremony was held at Snow’s Memorial Chapel in Macon, the same place where the funeral for Gregg’s brother, Duane Allman, was held in November of 1971, after Duane was killed in a motorcycle accident. Allman’s former wife, Cher, was among the mourners at the service, reports Rolling Stone, as were fellow Allman Brothers Band members Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson.  Also attending was former president and longtime Allman friend Jimmy Carter.Following the ceremony, thousands of fans lined the route between the funeral home and Rose Hill Cemetery, according to ABC TV affiliate WGXA in Macon.  A note on GreggAllman.com on behalf of the Allman family invited fans to line the motorcade route between the funeral home and the cemetery.Gregg Allman was buried next to his brother Duane, as well as founding bassist Berry Oakley, who also died in a motorcycle accident, just a year after Duane Allman’s death and a mere three blocks from the accident location. Gregg Allman died in Savannah, Georgia, May 27 of liver cancer at age 69 following years of failing health.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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