Support growing for ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MANDEVILLE — Marketing Consultant at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Dr. Derrick Deslandes, says support for the ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign is growing, as many persons are turning out at the road shows across the island. Speaking with JIS News at the May Pen leg of the road show, which was held on April 29, Dr. Deslandes said the project will be taking on another phase where songs and contests will be included in the campaign. “The campaign is improving, and we are seeing greater interest in what we are doing. We plan to expand on it and we will be building contests around the ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign,” he said. Dr. Deslandes told the gathering that the ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign is about building the local farming community. “Every dollar you spend buying a local tomato, a local apple, that dollar goes back into the economy, and the farmer gets it and he goes and buy other products. When you buy an imported product, you are actually feeding another farmer and injuring the Jamaican economy,” he said. Patrons at the event were encouraged by RADA officials to engage in backyard gardens. They were also given samples of local cuisines by Jamaica Broilers, Trade Winds, Wisynco and GraceKennedy, and giveaways from National Bakery and Island Grill. The ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign is aimed at increasing local production and encouraging consumers to make healthy choices by choosing local produce foods and fruits. Over the past three weeks, residents and visitors have supported the ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign road shows in Mandeville, Manchester; Ocho Rios, St. Ann and Port Antonio, Portland. By GARFIELD L. ANGUS, JIS REGIONAL OFFICE RelatedSupport growing for ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign Support growing for ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign AgricultureMay 3, 2011 RelatedSupport growing for ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign RelatedSupport growing for ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign Advertisementslast_img read more

Outstanding warrants, indecent exposure and narcotics

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeOutstanding warrants, indecent exposure and narcotics Mar. 03, 2017 at 7:00 amCrimeOutstanding warrants, indecent exposure and narcoticsGuest Author4 years agoCrime Watchdaily presssanta monica daily press crime watchSanta Monica Police Departmentsmdpsmpd On March 19, at about 2:15 p.m.Officers responded to a request to assist a Traffic Services Officers (TSO) at 4th Street and Santa Monica Blvd. The TSO reported seeing a subject exposing himself to passersby. An officer arrived and the TSO pointed out the suspect. Officer made contact with the suspect and placed him under arrest. A search of the suspect’s person revealed narcotics paraphernalia. The suspect also had four outstanding warrants for his arrest. Lesly Curl Brisco, 49, from Los Angeles was arrested for indecent exposure, possession of drug paraphernalia and warrants. Bail was set at $120,000.Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Tags :Crime Watchdaily presssanta monica daily press crime watchSanta Monica Police Departmentsmdpsmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCity paves way to ixnay 1,500 feet of runwayLaughing Matters: I Never Thought I’d Miss George BushYou Might Also LikeCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoFeaturedNewsAfter local teen’s death, parents protest Snapchat’s inaction against drug dealersClara Harter7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more

Avian flu slows, but school officials warned to be ready

first_img(213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Christine Pearson, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noted that a new avian H5N1 virus has emerged and has infected more than 250 people worldwide. “What we are not seeing at this point is it also has the ability to pass easily among humans,” Pearson said. “And this virus has been around for a while and we have not seen it do that. However, influenza viruses are constantly changing so it’s really impossible to make any specific predictions.” Reynaldo made the comments during a pandemic flu conference at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles. The conference brought together about 200 education leaders and school emergency specialists to focus on preparations for a flu pandemic that could result in widespread student absences and force school closures. First discovered in Asian poultry in 1999, the avian H5N1 virus has since infected millions of migratory and domesticated birds in Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa and killed more than 140 people. [email protected] Although the spread of the avian flu is slowing in Europe and unlikely to hit the U.S. soon, Los Angeles County health officials warned school districts and government agencies on Monday to continue preparing for its eventual arrival. “What’s known now is that the spread of the avian H5N1 virus has seemed to slow down,” said Sadina Reynaldo, an epidemiologist with the county Department of Public Health. “They were expecting to find it in Western Europe, but they haven’t seen it yet. They were expecting to find it in Alaska, but they haven’t seen it yet. And they were surprised that it doesn’t seem to be readily changing into a virus that can spread person-to-person.” But regardless of when birds infected with the virus arrive in the United States, or whether the strain mutates, Reynaldo said government officials and the public should continue to prepare for a pandemic. “It might happen tomorrow. It might happen a year from now. It might happen five years from now,” she said. “The same thing could be said for a lot of other viral strains that could turn into pandemics.” last_img read more

Interview and Interrogation Training: Developing a Behavioral Norm

first_imgIn this week’s WZ / IAI interview and interrogation training tip, Dave Thompson, CFI provides for us the importance of establishing a baseline or behavioral norm of the subject. As we know, behavior is displayed in a variety of ways and could be different based on the person, the context and other immeasurable variables. If an interviewer is attempting to analyze behavior to detect truth, deception, anxiety or other emotions it is imperative that they first establish a behavioral norm. If behavior changes over the course of the interview, especially during times of stress, you can identify that the person may be deceptive or uncomfortable with what you’re talking about. Behavioral cues will be relative to the respective individual, and will vary based off the content of the conversation.Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.- Sponsor – By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.To learn more about interview and interrogation training and how you can further develop your professional skill sets, please visit www.w-z.com or www.certifiedinterviewer.com for additional information. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Possible Safe Harbors for Employers Offering Individual Coverage HRAs (Notice 2018-88)

first_imgThe IRS is seeking comments on how to integrate individual coverage HRAs with (1) the applicable large employer’s shared responsibility payment rules, and (2) with the employer self-insured plan nondiscrimination rules. The IRS is considering several potential safe harbors to make it easier for employers to adopt individual coverage HRAs, as outlined in proposed regulations (NPRM REG-136724-17).Affordability Safe Harbors for Applicable Large EmployersThe IRS is considering the following potential safe harbors for identifying the plan to be used to determine affordability.– Location safe harbor. An applicable large employer would be able to use as the affordability plan for an employee the lowest cost silver plan for the employee for self-only coverage offered by the exchange in the rating area in which the employee’s primary site of employment is located. Under this safe harbor, the employer would determine the affordability plan for each employee based on the employee’s worksite location, rather than the employee’s place of residence.– Calendar year safe harbor. Because the cost of the HRA affordability plan that will apply for a calendar year will not be available until mid-to-late fall of the prior calendar year, employers would be able to determine affordability based on the cost of the applicable affordability plan for the prior calendar year.– Non-calendar year safe harbor. For plans that span two years, an applicable large employer that offers an individual coverage HRA would be able to assume that the cost of the affordability plan for the first month of the plan year would be the cost of the affordability plan for all the months in the plan year.– Current affordability safe harbors. The three current affordability safe harbors would be available for applicable large employers offering individual coverage HRAs. These include the Form W–2 wages safe harbor, the rate of pay safe harbor, and the federal poverty line safe harbor.Nondiscrimination for Self-Insured Reimbursement Plans Offering Individual Coverage HRAsThe IRS anticipates that future guidance will provide that a covered HRA will not be treated as discriminatory even if the maximum dollar amount made available to employees who are members of a particular class of increases in accordance with the increases in the price of an individual health insurance coverage policy in the relevant individual insurance market based on the ages of the employees. This safe harbor would be available only if the same maximum dollar amount attributable to the increase in age is made available to all employees who are members of that class of employees who are the same age.Comments sought. Public comments should be submitted no later than December 28, 2018. Comments should include a reference to Notice 2018-88. Comments may be submitted electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov (type IRS-2018-0032 in the search field on the www.regulations.gov homepage to find this notice and submit comments). Alternatively, submissions may be sent to CC:PA:LPD:PR (Notice 2018-88), Room 5203, Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, D.C. 20044. Submissions also may be hand delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (Notice 2018-88), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, D.C. 20044. All recommendations for guidance submitted by the public in response to this notice will be available for public inspection and copying in their entirety.Notice 2018-88Other References:Code Sec. 105CCH Reference – 2018FED ¶6702.33Code Sec. 4980CCH Reference – 2018FED ¶34,619ZD.35Tax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC HEALTH: 6,050CCH Reference – TRC HEALTH: 18,050Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

NT State Titles this Weekend

first_imgThe annual Northern Territory State Titles will be held this weekend in Darwin. Matches commence Friday 2 May at 6pm, with the titles concluding on Sunday.The Titles will see Men’s and Women’s Open divisions, along with an Under 18 and Senior Mixed divisions.  The competition is looking fierce with teams from Gove, Alice Springs, Islands, Borroloola and Darwin clubs along with players from Katherine.Open Men’s Dream Team and Cazaly Crocs are looking to be favourites, but watch out for Alice Springs with Kelvin Caspani and Daniel Forrester in the team they will be hard to beat. It will be great to see newcomers Borroloola and also have Tiwi Island back again.In the Women’s Division Crocs are starting to show some great form, along with Scorpians and Bulls it should be a good close competition.In the Under 18 Mixed the competition should be fought out between Sharks, Titans and Sweet As Bro, with latter name created by Australian Indigenous Player Jordan AhSam, inspired from her recent Indigeous Tour of New Zealand experience. Senior Mixed also has a good variety of teams with two Gove Teams, two Darwin teams and with a combination Alice Springs/Darwin team should be a great comp. For the full draw and results visit the NT State Titles websitelast_img read more

10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe: I spoke with Chelsea assistant Zola about Wilson

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe: I spoke with Chelsea assistant Zola about Wilsonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe has revealed he spoke with Gianfranco Zola in regards to Callum Wilson after Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup meeting with Chelsea. Blues assistant Zola talked up the club’s interest in Wilson before the quarter-final, which Bournemouth lost 1-0.And Howe revealed he had word with Zola after the game. “I spoke to Gianfranco afterwards and yeah we had a little chat about that situation,” said Howe.”But Gianfranco is an incredible person and a really nice guy. And, you know, Callum from our perspective is a huge part of what we are doing here.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: OSU Fan Pays Tribute To Late Lineman Karageorge With Buckeye-Themed Cake

first_imgKosta Karageorge Buckeyes cake.Ohio State fans are justifiably still giddy about their team’s College Football Playoff National Championship victory two weeks ago. One fan decided to show her support with a huge OSU-themed cake, and in the process, honored deceased Buckeye lineman Kosta Karageorge.Karageorge, a walk-on, went missing in late November, and eventually turned up dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had suffered a number of sports-related concussions (he also wrestled at OSU) before his disappearance. He wore No. 53 during his time with the program.Here’s the photo of the baked tribute, from a fan named Arlena McCoy:@EzekielElliott Here’s the cake I made Saturday for, The Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team… pic.twitter.com/IOqc9xO8KB— Arlena M. McCoy (@McCoyArlena) January 26, 2015Pretty cool, and it’s good that the Buckeye faithful are keeping Kostageorge’s memory alive, even in atypical fashion.last_img read more

Jermaine Edmondson Implies He’s Going To Press Charges In Statement Regarding Draymond Green Incident

first_imgDraymond Green talks to reporter at a press conference.Draymond Green DraymondTwitter/DraymondDetails regarding Draymond Green’s arrest this past Sunday are starting to trickle out – and they don’t paint a pretty picture. Green, current Golden State Warriors star and former Michigan State Spartan, allegedly got into a number of verbal altercations with current MSU defensive back Jermaine Edmondson over the course of two nights. It all seems to have culminated at Conrad’s Grill early Sunday morning, when Green allegedly hit Edmondson in the face.Edmondson released a statement to the police, and it’s pretty clear that he plans on pressing charges. Here’s a transcript of the note.My name is Jermaine Edmondson and I am making a statement on the incident that took place last night.Friday, July 8th I went out to the bar Ricks and came across Draymond Green and two other males that were with him who followed everywhere he went. I was talking to one of my teammates when Draymond bumped into me and I said “hey bro can at least say excuse me” he looked at me and continued to talk to my teammate asking him who I was. I told him don’t worry about who I am and I asked who he was to think that it’s okay to bump into somebody without saying excuse me. He then said I pay for n*ggas like you scholarships. I then started to say you have me messed up before I was choked out by 2 guys who were with him. I was taken downstairs by 3 of Ricks employees to calm the situation until I heard my girlfriend yell. So I run over to her to see what was going on and she said she was choked by another one of the guys who were with Draymond for trying to calm the situation down. This is wrong on so many levels for someone to think that something like this is okay. Me and my girlfriend were both choked in front of our peers and we couldn’t do anything about it.Saturday, July 9th (the night of my birthday) Me, my girlfriend, and a couple of other friends went back to Ricks to celebrate and enjoy my night. As the bar was closing my girlfriend and I went to Conrad’s. I noticed Draymond was in there. I didn’t pay him any mind until he walks all the way across the line to look my girlfriend up and down and smirks at her. I still did not say a word to him. About 5 minutes later when everyone is outside, I see my roommate and Draymond talking. I walk over and I tell Draymond that last night wasn’t cool. As he responded to me he began to poke me on my shoulder and I tell him that he doesn’t need to put his hands on me, we can just talk. As I started to talk again, boom, I’m punched in my jaw. In front of all my peers and friends.As far as today, I’m not feeling the best. My neck and my jaw still hurts along with the headache that I’ve had since I was hit. I would like to take further action on this situation and I am willing to fully cooperate to get this situation taken care of.Here’s a photo of the statement, for those interested.Here is Edmondson’s statement for those interested. Problem started the night before at a nearby bar. pic.twitter.com/hg0QyqH62b— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) July 13, 2016As reported earlier, Green faces a maximum penalty of a $500 fine and/or 90 days in jail. We’ll keep you updated.last_img read more