FIFA’s Webb facing life ban

first_imgZURICH, Switzerland (CMC): Former CONCACAF boss Jeffrey Webb is facing a life ban from football after FIFA’s ethics committee opened formal proceedings against him, relating to his recent guilty plea to corruption charges in a United States court last year. Football’s world governing body said yesterday the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee would mull over the investigatory chamber’s recommendation of “a lifelong ban from all football-related activities” for Webb’s violation of its code of ethics. “The adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee, chaired by Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert, has opened formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Jeffrey Webb based on the final report submitted by the investigatory chamber,” FIFA said. “The adjudicatory chamber has carefully studied the report of the investigatory chamber, under the chairmanship of Dr Cornel Borbely, and decided to institute formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Webb, formerly the president of CONCACAF, a vice-president of FIFA, a member of the executive committee of the Caribbean Football Union and the president of the Cayman Islands Football Association. “The final report was transmitted to the adjudicatory chamber on 26 April 2016, with a recommended sanction of a lifelong ban from all football-related activities for violations of parts 13, 15, 18, 19 and 21 of the FIFA code of ethics.” The move by FIFA comes after Webb pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire-fraud conspiracy and three counts of money-laundering conspiracy in a New York court last November. This followed his arrest in a dramatic predawn raid here one year ago as high-level FIFA executives gathered for a highly anticipated presidential election. He was subsequently deported to the United States to face charges. FIFA said yesterday Webb would be free to defend himself during the ethics committee proceedings and could also request a hearing if desired. Webb is currently on bail and awaiting sentencing next month. The Caymanian was one of several current and former FIFA officials who were arrested and charged in the ongoing US Department of Justice corruption investigation into FIFA. In a dramatic turn of events last December, Webb’s replacement, Honduran Alfredo Hawit, was also arrested on corruption charges and also recently pleaded guilty. A new president will be elected when CONCACAF holds its congress in Mexico City in just over a week’s time, with Bermudian Larry Mussenden, a former attorney General and justice minister, along with Canadian football chief Victor Montagliani, contesting the post. FINAL REPORTlast_img read more

Wimbledon: Djokovic tops Mannarino to make quarters

first_imgLONDON >> Novak Djokovic played the first match of this year’s Wimbledon tournament under a closed roof on Centre Court, and he won it in straight sets.The three-time champion at the All England Club beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 Tuesday in a fourth-round match that was postponed from Monday.During the third set, with Djokovic already up a break, the second-seeded Serb asked for a medical timeout and a trainer examined and stretched his right shoulder. Djokovic appeared to grimace …last_img

Investor vote of confidence in SA

first_img25 May 2005Foreign investor confidence in South Africa is taking off, to judge by the number of major deals announced this year, with three of these – together amounting to about US$5.63-billion in foreign direct investment – following hot on each other’s heels since the beginning of April.First off, General Motors, the world’s largest car maker, announced a US$100-million (R600-million) investment in South African production of a new global version of its famous Hummer sports utility vehicle.Barely a month later, British Bank Barclays confirmed an offer of US$5.5-billion (£2.9-billion, or R33-billion) for a 60% stake in Absa, South Africa’s fourth-largest bank.Then last week, Coega, the massive industrial development zone and harbour project near Port Elizabeth, secured a US$31-million (R200-million) investment from Belgian-owned Sander International Textiles.Vote of confidenceCommenting on the Barclays and General Motors deals, President Thabo Mbeki said the decisions by the two multinational corporations – both of whom had disinvested from the country during apartheid – constituted “an inspiring and unequivocal vote of confidence in democratic South Africa”.John Reed, writing in the Financial Times (24 May), said Mbeki’s words “have the ring of truth: for what appears to be the first time, a foreign company is ploughing billions of dollars into an African venture other than oil or mining.“Service industries such as banking promise a future for South Africa’s economy beyond its maturing mining assets,” Reed continued.“Emerging market banks are highly vulnerable to poor macroeconomic management and political risk, so Barclays must have concluded that South Africa is a safe bet.”Speaking after the announcement that the Barclays/Absa deal had been approved by SA’s regulatory authorities, Barclays CEO for international retail and commercial banking, David Roberts, said: “We believe in the future of South Africa.“We have chosen to invest in South Africa because it’s an attractive market. The growth opportunity in banking is striking.”Biggest single foreign direct investmentThe offer by Barclays – Britain’s third-largest bank by assets – represents the biggest single foreign direct investment (FDI) ever in South Africa, with an FDI inflow that could potentially amount to almost 30% of total FDI inflows over the past six years.Between 1994 and 2004, FDI into South Africa averaged about R10.7-billion a year, or 1.2% of annual gross domestic product (GDP). Between 1999 and 2004, total FDI amounted to R121-billion.According to Absa economist Christo Luus, the Barclays/Absa deal could finance half of SA’s current account deficit for the year, allowing the economy to grow faster for longer.“Furthermore, by improving domestic business opportunities, investment and growth, the deal may reduce the desire of both resident and foreign shareholders to repatriate dividend income,” Luus told the SA Press Association.The potentially huge FDI inflow could also boost the country’s GDP growth by as much as 0.5% a year for a couple of years, Luus said.Absa’s shareholders will vote for or against Barclays’ bid on 13 June. If ratified by Absa’s shareholders, a South African court will approve the deal on 21 June, with 13 July set for the deal’s conclusion.Coega nets first investorThe Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced last week that it had secured a R200-million investment from Belgian-owned Sander International Textiles.The multibillion-rand Coega project, comprising a new industrial development zone (IDZ) and deepwater port 20 kilometres east of Port Elizabeth, is the largest infrastructure development project in South Africa since 1994.A high-end niche textile producer, Sander International Textiles will invest the R200-million in building a sophisticated weaving mill in the textile cluster of the IDZ.“Sander will produce a specialised high-end niche product – fire retardant fabrics – for the automotive and transport industries, including ocean liners and aircraft, and for the hospitality industries,” said CDC spokesperson Vuyelwa Qinga-Vika.The products are to be exported to North American markets, taking advantage of lower US import tariffs through the United States’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), which favours African countries.Sander chief executive Alex Liessens told Business Report that because of the size of the investment, the government had given the project a tax break under the Strategic Investment Programme, which offers incentives to capital investments of over R50-million.Alcan of Canada is still considering building an aluminium smelter at Coega, and there has been interest in a similar project from Russian aluminium group SUAL, headed by South African executive Brian Gilbertson.While uncertainty remains over the aluminium project, however, Business Day reports (25 May) that a new plan is being drawn up to build a stainless steel plant at Coega, “with discussions under way to find an anchor investor for the $5-billion project”.The Made-in-South-Africa HummerIn April, General Motors (GM) awarded its South African arm a contract worth US$3-billion (R18-billion) to manufacture a new global version of its Hummer sports utility vehicle for export to markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.At the same time, GM said it would make a US$100-million (R600-million) investment in product development and production at General Motors South Africa’s plant at Struandale, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.South Africa will be the only manufacturing site outside of the US to assemble the Hummer H3 – a smaller, cheaper, more fuel-efficient version of the famous sports utility vehicle. SA production of the H3 will begin in the last quarter of 2006, with up to 10 000 units a year being targeted.GM’s H3 export programme investment is over and above the $50-million (R300-million) that GMSA invested in plant and equipment upgrades and the $80-million (R480-million) it invested in the new locally produced Isuzu KB bakkie range in 2004.“This is a continuation of a trend of expansion of existing investments in SA, and will hopefully mark the start of a real upward trend in foreign direct investment”, Reg Rumney, head of consultants BusinessMap, told Business Day.General Motors returned to South Africa in 2004 following its withdrawal from the country under apartheid. GM group vice-president Maureen Kempston Darkes told Business Day that the company was now more convinced than ever before that they had made the right decision.South African vehicle sales soared by a record 22% in 2004, and show no signs of slowing in 2005 – first-quarter sales were up by 23% over the first quarter of 2004.According to Business Day, SA’s vehicle exports have grown ninefold over the last 10 years – helped greatly by the government’s Motor Industry Development Programme – and the auto industry now contributes in the region of 7% to gross domestic product.And while vehicle export volumes were slightly bruised by the strong rand in 2004, this has not stopped car manufacturers from forging ahead with investment plans that will see the country exporting even more cars in the future.Toyota leads vehicle export driveToyota got the ball rolling in early 2005 with the announcement that it would double local production to about 200 000 units, with the aim of selling 150 000 vehicles a year locally and exporting 100 000 vehicles a year by 2010.A record 112 861 units were produced at Toyota’s Prospecton plant near Durban in 2004.Toyota SA’s increased export drive will see the company continuing its Corolla export programme to Australia – and also starting to export a new light commercial vehicle and sports utility vehicle to Europe and Africa as part of Toyota’s new global IMV (innovative international multipurpose vehicle) project.The IMV range covers five models: three pick-ups, a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and a minivan, all built on the same, low-cost vehicle platform. Four Toyota subsidiary companies – in South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia and Argentina – will together build 500 000 IMV vehicles a year for sale in 140 countries.According to the Financial Mail, Toyota SA has invested R2.4-billion in two IMV vehicle ranges: a new Hilux, to be launched this month, followed by a new SUV in September.Toyota SA plans to build 46 000 IMVs and export 18 000 in 2005, and to build 86 000 and export 49 000 in 2006.VW, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Nissan, TataSoon after Toyota’s announcement, Volkswagen SA announced that it would start building trucks and buses in SA, possibly for export to Africa and other parts of the world.In 2004, Volkswagen SA announced a R25-billion export programme that will see the company exporting about 2 300 of its new Golf 5 cars each month for the next five years, mostly to Japan and Australia, but also to New Zealand, Brunei, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia.Other announcements by car manufacturers in 2004:Ford announced that it would be investing R1-billion in starting a local export programme. The company said this would involve doubling production capacity at its Pretoria plant to about 80 000 units a year. DaimlerChrysler confirmed that the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be manufactured in SA from 2007. The company plans to almost double production at its East London plant to roll out up to 80 000 units a year, a large portion of which will be exported. Nissan announced that it would begin exporting fully built-up Hardbody one-ton bakkies to Europe, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand from August 2005. Tata Motors, India’s second-largest car manufacturer, invested some R40-million in a bus assembly factory in reporterlast_img read more

Cover crop, double-crop, and feeding cattle with triticale

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A number of producers tout how the benefits of cover crops can be found in the soil directly underfoot, and, some months down the road, in their wallets. Though that knowledge doesn’t always help to justify a non-harvested crop that takes time, energy and cash to plant. One livestock operation in southern Ohio is using a versatile cover crop that benefits them multiple, more immediate, ways.Bolender Farms in Brown County, an Angus operation, has started to see some more visible evidence of cover crop effectiveness after using a plant that’s been gaining popularity in recent years for its double-duty value. Triticale is a wheat and rye hybrid known to combine the productivity of wheat with the hardiness and short-season abilities of rye.“Between me and my wife and my dad and my uncle, we run about 95 angus brood cows,” said Adam Bolender. “The triticale works out nicely because we can, one, have a cover crop that’s grown all winter, two, take the forage off to feed the cattle in the winter, and then three, still be able to get a bean crop or a corn crop, whatever your choosing would be, planted in a timely manner — usually by the last week of May.”The Bolender family implemented the forage for the first time this year after noting the success with triticale family friend Ben Parker had on his operation.“We’ve been doing it now for four years, more or less using it as a way to maximize our profits on the farm where we’re coming in raising soybeans,” Parker said. “But we also are mainly a beef operation so we use that to not only supply us with a crop to sell on the market, but we can still feed our cattle and also get the benefits of the cover crop.”After mowing and baling, the rounds are tube wrapped to retain the moisture, Parker and the Bolenders said “is like candy” to the cattle. The whole process is quick.“We cut Sunday and were baling by Monday at 11,” Adam said.As with any forage, moisture does play a big role. They like to hit it at 50%, trying to avoid being too dry. Some say “too wet” is a good thing for feed value, though bacterial activity remains a concern throughout. To help minimize spoilage, two dry bales are placed at the ends of each tube to keep it airtight until it’s fed.Economically, Adam said they’ve found it pricier than cereal rye, but they have been pretty happy with this year’s return on investment. The mild winter allowed an average of 16 4- by 5-foot round bales per acre on the 10 acres they planted to triticale. They were expecting about 12 bales per acre, though they admitted it could’ve gone a couple weeks earlier if it wasn’t for the off and on rains this spring.One of the great values of triticale is its relatively short growing season. They were able to go in after harvest to plant the crop and bale it right before planting. Their aim is to seed it the first week of October with it coming out in early- to mid-May.Bolender said its benefits have fit well into their rotation.This recently harvested field of triticale was ready for soybean planting in mid-May.“The rotation, we’ll usually have a corn crop, a bean crop, then some form of cover crop — this year it was triticale — and then we’ll go back to beans again then probably corn the next year,” he said. “The main thing is to always keep something growing, building activity in your soil, and we really like it because of the forage aspect of it.”It also offers weed control benefits in the following crop.“I’ll probably leave the 2-4D out this year,” Adam said. “We usually give it a week before we go back and spray it. I really don’t take any chances on it. I use the same bean burndown just because I don’t want to have marestail. It’s not out there now, but it’s been such a problem it can still come.”Soil conservation and care is high on the farm’s priorities. Aubrey Bolender is on the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation Board. She said triticale, since it is baled instead of decomposing back to the soil, is not as effective in nutrient retention as a single-duty cover crop might be.“When a typical cover crop is left for burndown, it’ll slow release any of the nutrients being held up in the plant,” she said. “Whereas when you’re baling it, you’re taking all of those stored nutrients out of the field, so then we’ve got to put it back in the form of granular fertilizer or sometimes manure.”Though nutrients are removed from the field, triticale’s offerings in feed form are important to the beef operation. Parker said feed value is mostly the same when compared to similar options, though there’s more quantity with triticale.“We do put out rye, we put out wheat, and we put out triticale. More or less, it is the tonnage factor of the triticale. The feed value for what we’ve tested and what we’ve seen, and then what I’ve seen in studies, is relatively the same,” Parker said.According to a study from the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota, an analysis of forage and diet composition of dry matter shows triticale’s crude protein at 17.5%, compared to alfalfa’s 22.6% and oat’s 14.2%. Triticale had notably higher phosphorous numbers at .56 versus alfalfa’s .43 and oats’ .39.Triticale can also be planted as a supplemental forage option when pasture or hay conditions have been challenging. Mark Sulc, Ohio State University Extension forage specialist, said triticale planted in early August is a strong option for fast production of high quality late season forage. Triticale can produce good dry matter yields within 60 to 80 days after planting. When planted the first two weeks of August and with adequate rainfall, spring triticale can produce from 2,500 to 5,000 pounds per acre of dry matter by mid-October.“The lower yields occur when leaf rust becomes a problem, which is a possibility in a damp year like we’ve had so far,” Sulc said. “They will reach the boot stage of growth in October, which provides the best compromise of yield and forage quality.”A November harvest of early August triticale plantings will be in the heading stage and will yield 6,000 pounds of dry matter per acre or more crude protein content of 12% to 15% and neutral detergent fiber of 38% to 50% depending on planting date and stage at harvest, Sulc said.So far, triticale has been used on the Parker and Bolender farms primarily for the benefits as a cattle feed, but they aren’t against expansion into other cover crops down the road.“From what we’ve done as far as the cover crop, we’ve done it to where we can bale it. As far as doing cereal rye or anything like that on crop ground, we haven’t done much of that. Mainly we’re doing it to take care of the land and get the most bang for our buck,” Adam said. “We’re not 50% or 100% cover crop on all of our ground. We would like to be, but I think time would probably be the biggest thing holding us back. I really don’t think of it as an extra cost because I do feel like you would get that back from the benefits, like Aubrey said, building your organic matter.”For now, though, at least the initial work with triticale on the Bolender farm shows promise as a practice for profitability and environmental stewardship in the future.last_img read more

The Doctor Is In — Geocache of the Week

first_imgTraditionalGC6YDR6by Doctor Dolittle and djwhouse Location:Wisconsin, United StatesN 43° 08.855 W 087° 56.450 Difficulty:2.5Terrain:1.5 An apple a day keeps the doctor away. However, since this a doctor you’ll definitely want to visit, grab your bananas instead, as we journey through time and space to our Geocache of the Week, The Doctor Is In.Image by muumitrolletFor this adventure, the TARDIS has touched down just north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its ordinary Yale lock has transformed into a memory puzzle consisting of four lights that blink in increasingly difficult patterns. Cachers who travel with the Doctor must repeat the patterns perfectly. Only then are they rewarded with flashing lights, the signature TARDIS parking brake groan, and doors that open to reveal the famed “bigger on the inside” interior.Images by spiritwolf922 and SFC Soto, FIn addition to the standard logbook and pencil, the clever cache also includes props and costumes so fans can dress up as their favorite Doctor for a log photo that’s sure to be fantastic!Image by PorkwatchCaching buddies Doctor Dolittle and djwhouse created a “next level” experience by choosing a theme with wide appeal. Doctor Who is such a well known and long running show (it celebrated its 50th birthday in 2013), that many fans around the world have made this cache a destination, awarding it over 350 dalektable Favorite points!Doctor Dolittle provided the original idea and TARDIS shell, while djwhouse installed the electronics necessary to replicate the TARDIS’s iconic sounds and lights. To top it all off, the entire time machine is self sustaining — its 12 volt battery recharges via a solar panel.One of many schematics. Image by djwhouseThough these two cache owners live a full state apart, they worked together over text, phone calls, and many a day trip to bring this cache to life, and are absolutely thrilled by the happiness their cache has caused. djwhouse says:I read every log. I view every video I can find if someone puts their experience at the TARDIS online. For all the time, worry, sweat and effort that went in to make this vision a reality, I can definitely say the logs have been the sweetest reward and exceeded my expectations … Nothing should sensibly compensate a CO for the sweat and effort that can go into a challenging cache or series. Yet somehow, a simple log from you to me, that tells me you enjoyed your day, that cache, or just getting out and about is so appreciated!That’s one tall cache! Photo by djwhouseFor aspiring Time Lords wanting to create a MASTERful geocache of their own, Doctor Dolittle has some advice:Go with what you know and things you like. Use your natural ideas. However, start off by copying some super caches, but still make them your own. For example, a singer can do a cover of an old song and make it new and unique. As you make your first caches, you will develop skills. Soon, you will have the experience to make your original ideas come to fruition.So allons-y, and don’t forget to leave your TFTC or, as they say in Gallifreyan:Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching country souvenir: the United States of AmericaDecember 14, 2018In “News”It’s Bigger on the Inside! — Who?: Regeneration (GC5ZFGA) — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 7, 2016In “Community”Whovians unite! — Doctor Who #13 (GC56Y0Z) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 13, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Rookie Tey Teodoro provides spark in Ginebra loss

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra was given a slice of humble pie when it lost to San Miguel, 99-91, in the PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The loss may have hurt, but there was one silver lining in the middle of it and that was the trust Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone gave rookie Teytey Teodoro.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Manny Pacquiao’s Los Angeles home robbed “For me, I’m just ready whenever coach Tim calls me to play, and of course, that’s added confidence for me,” said Teodoro, who played for 12 minutes.Although Teodoro is a rookie, and a tryout at that, All-Star point guard LA Tenorio said he wasn’t surprised when his young teammate got to play as a closer.“It’s a big deal for us when we’re in that kind of situation we’re just in there was Teytey,” said Tenorio. “I think coach Tim looked for a spark and Teytey made that spark when he entered the game.”Tenorio, who had 24 points, six rebounds, and five assists, added that Teodoro reminded him of Scottie Thompson when the 2018 Commissioners’ Cup Finals MVP was just a rookie in 2015.“It reminded me of when Scottie first came to the team and he had a similar way of providing that spark and eventually he found his rhythm,” said Tenorio. “Hopefully, that’s what will happen with Teytey. Of course, he still has to adjust but he already looks like he’s a veteran. He knows what he’s doing and he’s a smart player.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img Cone gave point guard duties to Teodoro in the final minutes of the game that saw the Gin Kings go on a spirited 32-16 run in the fourth to pull within five, 94-89, after trailing, 78-57, against the reigning four-time Philippine Cup champions.Teodoro, who signed with Ginebra after impressing Cone in tryouts, said he was surprised that Cone even gave him a chance to finish the game let alone be in the middle of orchestrating everything.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m surprised because coach Tim trusted me although we fell short in the end,” said Teodoro in Filipino.Teodoro finished with six points and three assists and both of his field goals came from long distance during Ginebra’s frantic fourth quarter run. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

CBSE Class 10, Class 12 Board Exam 2018 likely to begin in February from this date

first_imgThe Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to conduct the Class 10 and Class 12 board exam from February 26, 2018.The board might consider starting the exams from February 26 or 27 taking into account the festival of Holi, as reported by However, there is no confirmation in this regard from CBSE.Meanwhile, CBSE is likely to release the class 12 and class 10 date sheet in the month of January, 2018. Last year, the date sheet was released on January 9.Here’s how to check the date sheet:Go to the official websiteClick on the relevant linkAfter clicking the same, the date sheet will be released on the screenCandidates can take a print-out for future use.This year, the class 12 exams were held from March 9 to April 29, while class 10 exams were held from March 9 to April 10.Further, a total of 10,88,891 students applied for class 12, out of which 6,28,865 were boys and 4,60,026 were girls, while over 16 lakh students appeared for class 10.CBSE will conduct Class 10, Class 12 board exam in February:In June this year, CBSE announced to conduct class 10 and class 12 board examinations one month early from next year onwards.This means, CBSE will conduct the board examination in February instead of March.Why change in the age old practice of board?As reported by TOI, the board has taken this step to advance the cycle of exams and related activities from 2018-19 as a part of reforms focused on “error-free evaluation.”About CBSE:The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was founded on November 3, 1962. It’s headquartered at Preet Vihar, New Delhi. CBSE regulates and supervises the development of education in the country. Its primary function includes preparing academic programmes and organising examinations, especially for Class 10 and Class 12 students. CBSE was established in 1962. CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools and most of the schools approved by central government of India.advertisementCandidates are advised to visit the official website.Read: Supreme Court directs UP to promote mainstream education for specially abled childrenRead: Sports enthusiasts in schools to get financial aid by Delhi governmentFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at [email protected]last_img read more

Prime Minister Meets with Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Agencies to Outline Operations of Special Zones

first_img Prime Minister Holness gave an extensive address during the meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). Prime Minister Andrew Holness on July 31 met with Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Agencies across Government to update them on plans to implement the Zones of Special Operations. Prime Minister Andrew Holness on July 31 met with Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Agencies across Government to update them on plans to implement the Zones of Special Operations.The Law Reform (Zone of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Bill was signed into law on Friday, July 14.The Zones of Special Operations Act gives members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, and the Jamaica Defence Force, JDF, certain powers to address serious crimes in high crime zones while upholding the rule of law and protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens.Prime Minister Holness gave an extensive address during the meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).Mr Holness outlined that matters of procurement must be treated as priority, once the matter involves an area designated a Zone of Special Operation.“The Government is treating national security as a priority. I must stress that Zones will be a joint operation command between the JCF and the JDF. Critically, the Government must provide the social services once the area has been cleared and normalized so we can go in with the social services to rebuild a secure community,” explained the prime minister.He said the Government and Cabinet are prepared to deal with priority procurement matters pertaining to the Zones as a matter of emergency.center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

Sizzling weekend for Provo

first_img Related Items:Tci weather Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015 Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Aug 2015 – Local Accu weather forecast says it will be a sweltering weekend in Provo; tomorrow the real feel forecast at 110°.. temperatures will remain in the lower 90s. Marine Forecast – 02 April 2015last_img

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