Dr. Tufton Impressed with St. Catherine Greenhouse Project

first_imgDr. Tufton Impressed with St. Catherine Greenhouse Project AgricultureSeptember 13, 2010 RelatedDr. Tufton Impressed with St. Catherine Greenhouse Project FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says he is encouraged by the progress made by farmers participating in the Top Mountain Protected Agriculture project in North East St. Catherine.His comment followed visits to the project sites on Thursday (September 9), accompanied Member of Parliament, Gregory Mair, and other Ministry officials and technocrats, to view the work which has taken place since the launch in June.Initiated by Mr. Mair, the project entails assistance, in the form of greenhouse technology application and the attendant training, among other provisions, being extended to four farmers who were selected to participate in an effort to maximize their crop yields. The farmers are currently cultivating, primarily, tomatoes and sweet/bell peppers. .Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Christopher Tufton, displays some of the tomatoes reaped from one of the Top Mountain Protected Agriculture Cluster and Training Centre project in St. Catherine, during a tour of the project on Thursday (September 9).The project saw four greenhouses being constructed by the Christiana Potato Growers Association in the Pear Tree Grove and Top Mountain communities. It is being funded at a cost of $6 million from Mr. Mair’s Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and is being implemented by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).Speaking with JIS News, following the tour, Dr. Tufton said the progress made by the farmers has seen them reach the point where “they can start reaping their tomatoes and bell peppers”.“It’s encouraging. The fact is that this area is unaccustomed to this type of technology-driven agriculture…they are more accustomed to the traditional open field agriculture. So, in a sense, it’s a catalyst for change, and it’s the type of change the government would like to support and promote,” the Minister saidHe pointed out that there are challenges which they will have to overcome in the process, but expressed the hope that the end results will be positive.Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Christopher Tufton (left), offers advice to tomato farmer, Erica Ferron (centre), of Top Mountain, St. Catherine, during a visit to her greenhouse cultivation which forms part of the Top Mountain Protected Agriculture Cluster and Training Centre project in St. Catherine on Thursday (September 9). Looking on is Member of Parliament for North East St. Catherine, where the project site is located, Gregory Mair. The project is being funded at a cost of $6 million from Mr. Mair’s Constituency Development Fund (CDF).The project was conceptualized 18 months ago, and Mr. Mair told JIS News that he was encouraged by the farmers’ progress.“I am extremely grateful for the support from the government, and our farmers are extremely encouraged and excited about what is happening, and I am looking forward for other farmers to be encouraged to come on board (and participate) in this 21st century technology,” Mr. Mair said.One of the beneficiaries, Erica Ferron, told JIS News that she was introduced to the greenhouse technology by a friend. She said she was enthusiastic about what she saw, and decided to stick with the greenhouse technology. She also expressed her gratitude to RADA for assisting in sourcing markets for her crop. RelatedDr. Tufton Impressed with St. Catherine Greenhouse Projectcenter_img RelatedDr. Tufton Impressed with St. Catherine Greenhouse Project Advertisementslast_img read more

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Apple reports solid Q2, ahead of new launches

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 JUL 2013 Steve Costello Devices Previous ArticleNFC-enabled wallet for iPhone launches in EuropeNext ArticleAT&T reports strong wireless data growth backed by LTE Author HomeDevicesNews Apple reports solid Q2, ahead of new launches Apple reported robust results for the quarter to 29 June, a period which saw no significant product launches from the iPhone maker.In a statement, Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, said: “We are laser-focused and working hard on some amazing new products that we will introduce in the fall and across 2014.”The company sold 31.2 million iPhones, a record for the June quarter, compared with 26 million in the same period last year. It said that there was a sequential decrease of around 600,000 in the channel, meaning sales to customers were slightly higher at 31.8 million.Cook played down concerns that the market for high-end smartphones has reached its peak, limiting the potential for future iPhone growth. “I don’t believe that, but we’ll see,” he said.However, the company has seen its iPhone average selling prices slide, as sales of the aging iPhone 4 made up a growing proportion of the total. This has been driven by sales of the older device in emerging markets or as a prepaid smartphone, broadening the potential market for the product line.The CEO also hit back at recent debate about its performance in Russia, where the top-tier operators have stopped sales of the iPhone. He said that “over 80 per cent of smartphones are sold in retail”, and that it has seen record iPhone activations in this market, despite the lack of presence in operator stores.Apple sold 14.6 million iPads during the quarter, compared with 17 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple noted that last year, it built 1.2 million units of iPad channel inventory in line with the launch of the third-generation iPad, whereas this year it reduced channel inventory by 700,000 units, creating a channel inventory swing of 1.9 million units.In the company’s conference call, Cook also said that the company’s performance in China was weaker in the quarter, but that focusing on revenue “doesn’t really tell the complete story”. Sell-through in this market was down 4 per cent taking into account channel inventory rebalancing, with growth in mainland China offset by weakness in Hong Kong.On a group level, it reported a profit of $6.9 billion, down from $8.82 billion year-on-year, on revenue of $35.32 billion, up slightly from $35.02 billion.Apple’s numbers are impacted by new product launches to a greater degree than its rivals, due to its focus on a limited product portfolio. This makes comparisons difficult, because of the one-off impact an introduction within a specific quarter can have – and the flatness which comes during a quiet period. Relatedcenter_img AppleFinancialiPadiPhone Tags Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Apple faces 5G modem wait Google taps retail with NYC store KT makes LG Electronics trade-in movelast_img read more

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Elderly Woman Shows Muslim Doctor Some Love After Donald Trump News

first_imgAs for the presidential candidate, Dr. Rahim sympathizes with people who don’t understand Islam or American Muslims.RELATED:  Muslims Raise $102,000 to Donate to San Bernardino Families“I honestly don’t blame him. These kinds of ideas come when you don’t know,” Rahim told KIFI News.The doctor has publicly offered to let Trump spend a day with him on his rounds so the presidential hopeful can get to know “a real American Muslim.”(WATCH the video below from KIFI News) — Photo: Fahim Rahim, FacebookVote To Send This To Your Friends…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIt was a small gesture but a Muslim doctor in Idaho said it brought back “a faith in humanity.”After a 91-year-old patient heard about a politician wanting to ban Muslims from coming to the United States, she showed her doctor how caring America can be — she stood up for her friend.She crocheted some stuffed animals for Dr. Fahim Rahim, letting him know a lot of Americans are like her: “(We) can feel your pain and what you’re going through.”WANT MORE KINDNESS? GET OUR NEW GOOD NEWS APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSThe kidney patient, unnamed by Dr. Rahim, had been listening to her physician being interviewed on a local radio show in Pocatello, when he was asked about the proposed Muslim ban by presidential candidate Donald Trump.Dr. Rahim says his patient didn’t know who Trump was, but she didn’t like his idea.On her next visit to the Idaho Kidney Center, the lady brought along a bag full of stuffed animals she’d crocheted.last_img read more

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