The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) renewed its sponsorship to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) with a deal worth $7.2 million in fuel costs for two years.”Our relationship with the Jamaica Football Federation spans some 12 years. We started in September 2004 with a commitment to provide 2,400 litres of fuel to offset the transportation cost of the national men’s senior team. This commitment was initially for a two-year period and was later extended to four years,” Howard Mollison, Petrojam’s general manager, said, while announcing the new deal at Petrojam’s corporate office located at Marcus Garvey Drive yesterday.”This 12-year partnership is indicative of our commitment to national sports development; our commitment to fuelling dreams, fuelling passions, and by so doing promote solidarity, cultural awareness and camaraderie,” Morrison pointed out.”This afternoon (yesterday), we are pleased to announce the renewal of our commitment to the national football programme. We have strengthened our support for the activities of the JFF by extending the sponsorship arrangement beyond the men’s senior team to all national football teams,” he also said.HIGHER VALUE”For this sponsorship period, which ends in 2018, we have also increased the dollar value of the sponsorship from $4.8 million in 2012 to $7.2 million, meaning that the monthly fuel allocation has increased to $150,000 per month, up from $100,000 per month. We are sure that this partnership will redound to the benefit of our footballers and to our nation,” Morrison added.The national men’s senior football team – dubbed The Reggae Boyz is scheduled to engage Costa Rica in the CONCACAF World Cup qualification semi-final round match at the National Stadium tomorrow, starting at 7 p.m.”It is our pleasure to continue this partnership with the Jamaica Football Federation and we do wish the Reggae Boyz every success as they take on Costa Rica. Please be assured that we are with you every step of the way as we continue to fuel your dreams,” he concluded.Petrojam’s sponsorship came hot on the heels of telecommunications giant Digicel’s US$3 million contribution to the JFF programme on Tuesday, which runs for four years.JFF’s president, Captain Horace Burrell, was grateful for Petrojam’s partnership.”Coach (Winfried Sch‰fer) was a little bit concerned that a country that is so passionate about sports is not getting enough support. Now, getting two sponsorships in two days serves as a catalyst for further support,” Burrell responded.”There are other companies out there who sit back and criticise. We have 11 national teams to support, so we need assistance.”The support will dry up if we are not successful, so it is up to the Reggae Boyz as we have an opportunity come Friday to show the world that we have a good team. Costa Rica will get a big surprise,” the JFF head assured.
16 March 2010Limpopo’s Department of Agriculture is to spend R6-million to improve emerging farmers’ access to crop, weather and market information through information communication technologies (ICT), including mobile text messaging and the internet.It is hoped that such systems will also help to develop innovative capacity-building models that can be replicated in other parts of Africa.Since the e-Agriculture project was launched in October 2009, 215 farmers and 16 extension officers have been trained in basic ICT skills using Digital Doorways, which are robust computer stations with multiple screens that provide internet access to rural communities.“Our desire is to ensure that farmers access information quicker and easier, without having to rely only on extension officers,” department spokesperson Kenny Mathivha said in Polokwane this week. “We have already installed Digital Doorways in all three districts, namely Mopani, Greater Sekhukhune and Capricorn.”He said the department would also unveil a comprehensive communication and customer care strategy.“This will ensure that our farmers access us and other services through the Internet, bulk cellphone SMS messaging and other means. For example, our extension officers should be able to SMS farmers to tell them not to irrigate today because it will rain tomorrow,” Mathivha said.Using technologyMany emerging farmers welcomed the budget announcement – Matome Mabotsa, a vegetable farmer from Ga Sekhukhune, said rural farmers were “far behind” in using modern technology to communicate.“It shows that the department wants to see farming in the province becoming prosperous, and it happens at a time when competition for markets is strong,” said Mabotsa, a tomato and cabbage farmer.He said maybe the new information-based systems will help them to plant crops at the right time so that they can harvest when the demand is high, which will increase the price they get.“This will be helpful indeed. Imagine being told when to water crops and when not to – we will save a lot of money and this will improve even our spray programme,” said Mabotsa.He also praised the department’s extensions officers, saying “they are playing a major role by assisting us with farming information and helping us to export our products to other provinces”.Source: BuaNews
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About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say James rejects Colombia for Real Madrid chanceby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJames Rodriguez is determined to win over Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.Back in Madrid after two seasons away on-loan with Bayern Munich, James has intimated he wants the chance to prove himself at Real.Marca says the Colombia captain has turned down squad selection for friendlies with Chile and Algeria.James has made the decision in order to train at Valdebabas during the international break.The midfielder is aiming to impress Zidane with this new show of commitment.
TUESDAYS7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays, back-to-back episodes on Mondays at 7 PM)8 PM – STILL STANDING Season 4 (13×30) premieres Sept. 18 *NEW TO FALL*8:30 PM – THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES Season 26 (19×30, 1×60) premieres Sept. 189 PM – BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW Season 3 (10×30) premieres Sept. 18 *NEW TO FALL*9:30 PM – HANG UPS British comedy (6×30) starring Stephen Mangan as an online therapist premieres Sept. 199:30 PM – IN THE LONG RUN Idris Elba’s comedy (6×30) inspired by his inner city-London childhood premieres Oct. 3010 PM – THE NATIONAL CBC News’ flagship program continues Sunday to Friday each weekWEDNESDAYS8 PM – THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW – Season 2 (8×60) premieres Sept. 198 PM – CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR – New competition series (6×60) premieres Nov. 149 PM – VANITY FAIR New British adaptation of Thackeray’s 1848 novel (7×60) premieres Sept. 199 PM – MR. D Season 8 (8×30) premieres Nov. 7 *NEW NIGHT, FINAL SEASON*9:30 PM – HALIFAX COMEDY FEST – Season 23 (6×30) premieres Nov. 14THURSDAYS7 PM – THE INVESTIGATORS WITH DIANA SWAIN Season 3 premieres Sept. 20 *NEW NIGHT*8 PM – DRAGONS’ DEN Season 13 (20×60) featuring new investors Vincenzo Guzzo and Lane Merrifield premieres Sept. 209 PM – THE DETECTIVES Season 2 (8×60) premieres Sept. 20 *NEW NIGHT*9 PM – FROM THE VAULTS New music archive series (6×60) premieres Nov. 15 FRIDAYS8 PM – MARKETPLACE Season 46 premieres Sept. 218:30 PM – IN THE MAKING – new original series (8×30) profiling Canadian artists premieres Sept. 219 PM – CBC DOCS POV Season 3 launches Sept. 21 with documentary Just a Regular Kid, exploring what it means to be young, Muslim and growing up in the West *NEW NIGHT*11:30 PM CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTS Season 4 (26×30) premieres Sept. 21SATURDAYSAfternoon – CBC Sports’ ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES fall season begins Oct. 20 with extensive coverage of Skate America from Everett, Washington6:30 PM – HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADASUNDAYS11 AM (12 PM AT) – THE WEEKLY WITH WENDY MESLEY Season 2 premieres Aug. 12Afternoon – ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES7 PM – ANNE WITH AN E Season 2 (10×60) premieres Sept. 238 PM – THE NATURE OF THINGS – Season 58 premieres Sept. 23 with special three-part miniseries Equus: The Story of the Horse9 PM – THE FIFTH ESTATE Season 44 premieres Sept. 23 *NEW NIGHT*MONDAYS8 PM – MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 12 (18×60) premieres Sept. 249 PM – FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES – Season 2 (10×60) premieres Sept. 24CBC DIGITAL-FIRST PREMIERES AND STREAMING EXCLUSIVESNew CBC original family adventure drama NORTHERN RESCUE (10×60), starring William Baldwin and Kathleen Robertson, will premiere in Canada exclusively on the CBC TV app and cbc.ca/watch starting in December, with all episodes available to stream at once. The series will also broadcast on CBC in 2019.In addition to CBC’s extensive streaming library of original Canadian content spanning more than 4000 hours including a diverse slate of digital original series and award-winning CBC SHORT DOCS, CBC also offers a curated selection of best-in-class drama, comedy, lifestyle and documentary content from around the world. New series streaming exclusively in Canada on the CBC TV app and cbc.ca/watch this fall include Season 3 of THE DURRELLS, BBC period drama THE LAST POST, Australian miniseries SUNSHINE KINGS, British medical drama TRUST ME and Australian comedy RONNY CHIENG: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT, with launch dates and more titles to be announced over the summer.AWARDSCBC will feature the following award celebrations this fall, showcasing Canadian creators, musical artists and storytellers:CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS – live from Hamilton, hosted by Shania Twain. Broadcast live in all time zones on CBC and streaming at CBC Music at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) Sept. 9POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA – livestream at CBC Music Sept. 17SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE – live broadcast on CBC and livestream at CBC Books Nov. 19.About CBC/Radio-Canada:CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Frankie Drake Mysteries Advertisement CBC announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its fall 2018 lineup of new and returning series featuring a wide range of original programming produced by Canadian creators for Canadian audiences, including a new primetime schedule launching Tuesday, September 18th. In addition to broadcast on television, all programming will also be available to stream live and on demand for free on the CBC TV app for iOs and Android and cbc.ca/watch.KEY HIGHLIGHTS:CBC’s new fall Tuesday night comedy lineup featuring STILL STANDING, THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES and BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOWlaunches Sept. 18Two British comedies added to Tuesdays, will premiere exclusively on CBC in Canada: HANG UPS starring Episodes’ Stephen Mangan and Idris Elba’s IN THE LONG RUNTHE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW whips up a second season Wednesdays this fall starting Sept. 19True crime series THE DETECTIVES moves to Thursdays, returns Sept. 20New original series IN THE MAKING profiling Canadian artists debuts Fri. Sept. 21ANNE WITH AN E and THE NATURE OF THINGS return Sept. 23, followed by CBC News’ THE FIFTH ESTATE in a new Sunday night timeslot at 9 PMCBC’s Mystery Mondays return Sept. 24 featuring new seasons of MURDOCH MYSTERIES and FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIESThe final season of Gerry Dee’s MR. D kicks off Wed. Nov. 7 on a new nightCANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR hosted by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee debuts Wed. Nov. 14Music archive series FROM THE VAULTS hosted by Amanda Parris and Tom Power premieres Thur. Nov. 15All episodes of family adventure drama NORTHERN RESCUE starring William Baldwin and Kathleen Robertson will stream on the CBC TV app and cbc.ca/watch in DecemberCBC’s Fall 2018 primetime schedule launching Tuesday, September 18th:All following times local with the exception of Newfoundland, please add half an hour to all times. Login/Register With: Twitter
APTN National News OTTAWA–The subsidiary of a Manitoba chiefs organization currently under a forensic investigation has been awarded a Health Canada contract to distribute prescription medicine.The federal Public Works department awarded the $328, 750 contract, which includes provisions for two one-year options, to Muskehki Distributors Inc. Muskehki is majority owned by Manitoba Keewatinow Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) and North West Company in a 60-40 partnership. The windfall from the contract could hit the millions of dollars as a result of profits from fees from prescription and over the counter medication along with sales of medical supplies and equipment.Public Works said Muskehki beat out Grand Medicine Health Services for the contract. Public Works awarded the contract on behalf of Health Canada on Jan. 21,When asked if the current forensic audit faced by MKO impacted Muskehki’s winning bid, Public Works said the contract was awarded “in accordance with the evaluation criteria specified in the request for proposals.”Aboriginal Affairs said in a statement that MKO was still under a “forensic investigation” triggered by a complaint against the organization which represents 30 Manitoba communities that rate among the poorest in the country.The forensic audit, conducted by KPMG, is probing MKO’s use of federal training dollars. Auditors have so far uncovered that $1.9 million from a federal training program never made it to MKO’s member communities. The money is supposed to be used to provide training to students looking upgrade their education and find employment.MKO Grand Chief David Harper has faced criticism from member chiefs over the use of MKO funds for personal expenses. Two communities have already quit the organization over its financial health.Harper has said he’s done nothing firstname.lastname@example.org@APTNNews
TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.25 billion up from $2.84 billion a year ago to mark a new record annual profit of $12.4 billion.The Toronto-based bank’s latest results were driven by strong performances in its personal and commercial banking, capital markets, wealth management and insurance.The bank’s profit for the three-month period ended Oct. 31 amounted to $2.20 per diluted share, up from $1.88 per share a year ago.On an adjusted cash basis, the bank says it earned $2.24 per share, up from $1.92 in the same period in 2017.Analysts on average had expected earnings per share of $2.12, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.For its full financial year, Canada’s biggest lender by market capitalization reported net income of $12.4 billion up roughly eight per cent from $11.5 billion in 2017.“Our diversified business and geographic mix delivered good revenue growth, while we prudently managed risk and delivered a premium return on equity,” Dave McKay, RBC president and CEO, said in a statement.“Looking ahead, we remain focused on investing in our people and technology, and offering more personalized insights and connectivity to deliver more value for both our clients and shareholders.” Companies in this story: (TSX:RY)The Canadian Press
LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s government has unveiled a 1.1-billion euro ($1.26 billion) plan to expand Lisbon’s current airport and build a second one, even though an environmental impact study that could thwart its ambitions isn’t finished.National airports operator ANA is footing the bill to adapt a military airfield in Montijo, 30 kilometres (18 miles) by road from Lisbon. It aims to handle around 50 million passengers a year from 2022.Authorities say an environmental study will be ready by April. Critics accuse the government of rushing into the project because a general election is due in October.Officials said Tuesday the airports company will also pay for the expansion of the Humberto Delgado Airport in the capital. With around 29 million passengers a year, it is at full capacity.The Associated Press
Approximately 4.2 kilograms of CocaineApproximately 250 grams of Fentanyl PowderApproximately 270 Fentanyl tabletsApproximately 1950 Oxycodone tabletsApproximately 22.5 litres of GHB/RohypnolApproximately $4000 in Canadian Currency4 firearmsGeorge Osbaldo Goday-Guerra, 24 of Surrey, British Columbia is facing the following charges;Possession for the purpose of trafficking x 4Trafficking a controlled substancePossession of property obtained by crime under $5000Possession of a prohibited weapon/deviceUnauthorized possession of a prohibited/restricted firearmObstruction of a Peace OfficerMr. Godoy-Guerra remains in custody and scheduled to appear at Grande Prairie Provincial Court on March 20, 2019.Grande Prairie RCMP is committed to increasing community safety by using a crime reduction strategy that focuses on identifying repeat offenders, gathering intelligence, and conducting enforcement initiatives. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP executed two warrants and seized over $615,000 worth of illegal drugs.On March 17, 2019, Grande Prairie RCMP Municipal Drug Section along with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services, ALERT and Grande Prairie General Duty members, executed 2 Search warrants in the City of Grande Prairie and the Town of Wembley following a drug investigation.RCMP searched both residences and located approximately $615,000 worth of illegal drugs. Canadian currency and firearms were also located during the search. The following items were seized as a result of the investigation;