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
Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Soon, you may start seeing company logos dotting the landscape on Google Maps. While Google has experimented with different types of ads in Google Maps on and off over the years, it now looks like Google is going to make another push to monetize Google Maps. While the details about this project are still quite hazy, it seems like Google plans to launch this program in at least the US and Australia in the next few weeks. A Google spokeswoman told the Sydney Morning Herald today that “one area in which we are looking to experiment is showing some easily recognizable brands and logos on the map to help people more easily find what they are looking for, but this is still in experimental form and we don’t have any further details to share right now.” Currently, as far as we can tell, the only market where Google already offers these ads is Japan, where logos for companies like 7-Eleven and McDonald’s appear on the maps. Kit Eaton from Fast Company wonders if the new ads will be contextual and generated based on user input. Judging from the ads that appear on the maps in Japan, these logos will appear on the map, no matter what the user is looking for. At least on the maps in Japan, these logos are very small and don’t get in the user’s way – though they definitely add more clutter.Microsoft’s Bing Maps already offers a slightly more sophisticated advertising package where certain sponsored listings are highlighted with a business’ logo when a user performs a relevant search. Just yesterday, Google also launched a new layout for the Place Pages on Google Maps that shows details about a business such as opening hours, images, and reviews. Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
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.
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 [email protected]@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;