Caribbean Christmas celebrations: The Bajan way

first_imgEating healthy for the holidays(Barbados Today) It’s just over a week before Christmas and for those who celebrate the season, it is a time of merrymaking and feasting. It is also a time of increased stress, as individuals attempt to ensure that everything is perfect for the big day – shopping for presents, cleaning,…December 19, 2016In “CARICOM”Large turn-out expected as ‘Barbados at 50′ is launched todayThousands of Barbadians and visitors alike are expected to descend on Bridgetown today, Wednesday, January 6, for the official launch of the year-long celebrations to mark Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence. The event, which will include a parade on land and sea, fireworks and a multimedia concert, will officially begin…January 6, 2016In “General”Former CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General on Barbados’ 2019 Independence Day Honours ListFormer Deputy Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite is among the awardees on the Barbados Independence Honours List. The list was released as Barbados celebrates its independence anniversary on Saturday. Ambassador Applewhaite received the Companion of Honour for distinguished national achievement and merit. She was honoured for her outstanding contribution…November 30, 2019In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Preparing the House and Food. Aunt Mag tells the Barbados Government Information Service about Christmas in Barbados when she was a child in the 1940’s.last_img read more

Housebuilder bonuses: have bosses lost the plot?

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Family ties key to offender rehabilitation, government report finds

first_imgClose ties between prisoners and family members can reduce the risk of reoffending, a government-commissioned report has suggested.In a review published today, Lord Farmer said family is the ‘golden thread’ running through reforms across the prison estate.Michael Farmer, a Conservative peer, was commissioned alongside offender rehabilitation charity Clinks to investigate how connecting prisoners with family can improve offender wellbeing and reduce reoffending.The government claims the risk of reoffending costs society £15bn every year.The review heard from more than 1,000 men in prison and their families, voluntary organisations across the UK, prison staff and academics.Farmer said the report is not suggesting families can change people’s disposition ’simply by their presence’ but that relationships are ‘fundamentally important’ if people are to change.The Ministry of Justice said it has already started developing a strategy which will take forward recommendations from the review, including giving prison governors the budget and flexibility to spend resources appropriately to help prisoners keep family ties. Farmer’s report suggests use could be made of video technology, such as Skype, to help prisoners including foreign nationals and parents of young children.Justice secretary David Lidington said: ‘Families can play a significant role in supporting an offender and I am grateful to Lord Farmer for his dedication and research on this important issue. We are committed to transforming prisons into places of safety and reform and we recognise the need to provide those in our care with stable environments, and opportunities to change their behaviour.’last_img read more

Dominica lifts corned beef importation ban

first_imgBusinessLocalNews Dominica lifts corned beef importation ban by: Dominica Vibes News – April 11, 2017 Share Share Sharing is caring! The Ministry of Trade, Energy and Employment has lifted the ban on the importation of corned beef from Brazil.The ban was implemented in March 2017 following reports from Brazilian authorities that several major meat processors there had been selling rotten beef and poultry.Brazilian food conglomerate BRF, the world’s largest meat producer and JBS the world’s largest food processing company by sales and the biggest poultry exporter, were named by police among companies in a two-year corruption probe.The police alleged that the companies had paid inspectors and politicians to overlook the processing of rotten meat and exports with fraudulent documentation and even traces of salmonella.Dominica placed the immediate ban on imported corned beef products from Brazil after discussions with the Customs and Excise Division, the Environmental Health Unit, and the Veterinary Unit.Director of Trade, Matthan Walter said they “pleased to announce that a decision has been taken, with immediate effect, to lift the import ban and reintroducing into circulation, the sale of corned beef originating from Brazil”. This decision to lift the importation ban was based on “new empirical information” received from the CARICOM Secretariat on 4 April 2017.Walter said that information “indicated that none of the companies implicated in the rotten meat probe in Brazil have exported beef or chicken to Dominica”.He noted that their decisions and actions during the incident were intended to protect the public health against any potential risk from food sources. The Ministry of Trade, Energy and Employment, the Environmental Health Department and the Veterinary Unit expressed gratitude to the importers, wholesalers, consumers and general public for their support and cooperation during the imposition of the precautionary ban. For any additional information, persons may contact Walter via telephone on (767) 266 3266 or (767) 615 9585 or the Chief Environmental Officer, Ferdina Carbon on (767) 266 3467 or (767) 616 7640.center_img Share 35 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

USDA to issue final rule on Class III, IV prices

first_imgProposal 20 sought to establish cost-of-production add-ons that manufacturers could include in the selling price of their products but would not be included in the determination of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service survey prices.The USDA will conduct a referendum of dairy producers on the final rule in the coming month to complete the process.Click here to read “Final Decision on Proposed Amendments to Marketing Agreements and Orders and Termination of a Portion of the Proceeding.” PDadvertisement—From IDFA news release Proposal 17 sought to incorporate a monthly energy cost adjustment based on monthly changes in the manufacturing price indices for industrial natural gas and industrial electricity as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than four years after the interim rule comment period closed, the USDA has announced it will issue a final rule amending the Class III and Class IV product price formulas in all federal milk marketing orders.The decision will finalize the interim partial final rule with no changes to the price formulas that USDA announced in August 2008 and implemented two months later.advertisementadvertisement The 2008 decision amended the make allowances for cheese, butter, nonfat dry milk and dry whey powder. Specifically, the decision adopted the following make allowances: cheese at $0.2003 per pound, butter at $0.1715 per pound, nonfat dry milk at $0.1678 per pound and dry whey at $0.1991 per pound.The decision also increased the butterfat yield factor in the butterfat price formula to 1.211, up from 1.20.”The partial part of the rule implemented in October 2008 meant that three proposals were to be addressed in a separate decision,” explained Bob Yonkers, International Dairy Foods Association vice president and chief economist. “This rule will terminate any further action on the three proposals that were not addressed.”IDFA had opposed the three proposals, which were seeking to establish a manufacturing cost survey, an energy cost adjustor and a cost add-on.Proposal 2 sought to update annually the manufacturing allowances using an annual manufacturing cost survey of cheese, whey powder, butter, and nonfat dry milk plants located outside of California. The proposed amendments would have granted authority to USDA’s Market Administrator to administer the survey, select the sample plants and collect, audit and assemble cost information.last_img read more

CEU enters PBA D-League finals

first_imgCentro Escolar University Scorpions’ Rich Guinitaran pulls up a jumper over a St. Clare College Virtual Reality Saints defender. PBA MANILA – Centro Escolar University Scorpions caught fire in the second half to score an 89-72 win over St. Clare College Virtual Reality Saints in the do-or-die semifinals of the 2019 PBA D-League on Tuesday night at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Rich Guinitaran led the way with 23 points and seven rebounds, while Dave Bernabe had double-double 22 points and 14 rebounds and Maodo Malick Diouf chipped in 14 for the Scorpions.The Scorpions, which was decimated to seven players with the other half of its roster kicked out due to game fixing allegations, will battle Cignal-Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles in the best-of-five finals starting today.“We didn’t expect to be here, to make it to the Finals, but the heart and the desire to win ng mga players, there’s no substitute for that,” said Scorpions head coach Derrick Pumaren. Trailing 38-39 at the half, the Scorpions went on a huge 20-4 scoring run in the third period behind Guinitaran, Bernabe and Diouf to take a commanding 58-43 edge heading into the fourth.In the final quarter, the Scorpions suffered a huge blow as Diouf was tagged with a flagrant foul penalty one for his landing spot foul against Raymond Rubio but Guinitaran and Bernabe came up with huge hits for a huge 83-68 edge with over two minutes left.Junjie Hallare top-scored with 19 points, while Joshua Fontanilla got 16 points, six rebounds, five assists, and five steals in the semis exit of the Saints./PNlast_img read more

Argos Top Montevallo 67-64 in Closing Seconds

first_img Josh Jackson (Photo Courtesy of John Blackie) Argos Top Montevallo 67-64 in Closing Seconds Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. — The University of West Florida men’s basketball team kept their postseason dreams alive Thursday night as they took down the University of Montevallo 67-64 in a come from behind thriller.  Charles Bouie (Pahokee, Fla./Indian River CC), the Argos second leading scorer on the night, tacked on two of his 19 total points on two clutch free throws with 37 seconds to give the Argos the lead.Josh Jackson (Madison, Wis./Palm Beach CC) led the Argos with 21 points on the night, shooting 45 percent from the field and 43 percent from three point range. Jackson went off in the second half, putting up 12 points to help the Argos come back from a four point halftime deficit.  Bouie played tremendous defense on the night blocking five shots while adding 19 points and seven rebounds. West Florida trailed by as much as 10 points in the first half but would play solid down the stretch to cut the Falcons lead to four before the half.  In the second half, the Argos took advantage of costly Falcon turnovers and jumped out to an 11 point lead with seven minutes left in regulation.  The Falcons would fight back and take a one point lead entering the final minute.  Bouie and Deondre Boynton (Pompano Beach, Fla./North Broward Prep) would both drain two free throws in the closing seconds to give the Argos the 67-64 win.With the win the Argos improve to 13-10 and 5-5 in Gulf South Conference action.  They currently hold the fifth and final spot to next month’s GSC Tournament with two more conference games left to play.The Argos will hit the road this weekend as they travel to take on the Tigers of West Alabama this Saturday at 4pm CT.For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Kata Pramugari, “Waktu Penerbangan Terbaik Ada di Pagi Hari”

first_imgIlustrasi Terbang di Pagi Hari. Sumber: Bagi Anda yang kerap mempercayakan pesawat untuk mengantarkan Anda dari satu kota menuju kota lainnya, kapan waktu penerbangan favorit Anda – siang hari atau malam hari? Tentu saja jawabannya akan sangat variatif, tergantung dari selera Anda masing-masing. Ada yang menjawab siang hari karena bisa melihat hamparan langit luas dari ketinggian puluhan ribu kaki, ada juga yang menjawab malam hari karena Anda gemar melihat kerlap-kerlip cahaya dari kota yang dilintasi oleh si burung besi.Baca Juga: Inilah yang Diharapkan Seorang Awak Kabin dari Penumpang!Namun percayalah, pilihan Anda tersebut berbeda dengan pilihan para awak kabin, yang sejatinya sudah mengetahui seluk beluk tentang sektor aviasi. melansir dari laman (14/6/2019), seorang awak kabin dari maskapai yang berbasis di New York, Stella Connolly mengatakan bahwa waktu terbang yang paling difavoritkan olehnya adalah di pagi hari. Tentu Anda semua akan mengernyitkan dahi ketika mendengar pernyataan Stella, mengingat ada banyak pertimbangan yang harus dipikirkan secara matang sebelum mengambil tiket penerbangan di pagi hari – mulai dari kendaraan yang akan Anda gunakan menuju bandara, hingga waktu tidur yang secara otomatis akan tersita karena harus bangun lebih awal guna mempersiapkan diri.Tapi ketika mendengar pernyataan dari Stella, maka semuanya akan masuk di akal – atau mungkin akan mengubah persepsi Anda tentang terbang di pagi hari.“Sederhana saja, terbang di pagi hari sangatlah tepat waktu!” ujar Stella.Sebentar, bukankah semua penerbangan itu dirancang untuk tepat waktu?“Layaknya snowball effect, jika ada penerbangan di pagi hari yang mengalami keterlambatan, maka hal ltersebut akan berdampak keterlambatan lain pada jam-jam selanjutnya,” tandasnya.Baca Juga: Sedikit Rahasia Yang Terlupakan dari Sosok Awak KabinSelain jarang terjadi delay, penerbangan di pagi hari juga berarti Anda akan menggunakan pesawat yang notabene masih bersih, karena pada dasarnya, petugas kebersihan selalu membersihkan pesawat di pagi hari – walaupun tidak menutup kemungkinan jika pesawat juga akan dibersihkan ketika tengah ‘bersandar’ di tengah operasi hariannya.“Jika Anda bisa sampai di tujuan pada pagi hari, itu berarti Anda masih memiliki banyak waktu untuk bersantai dan tidak tergesa-gesa,” tambah Stella.Kalau sudah mendengar penjelasan logis seperti ini dari seorang awak kabin, apakah Anda akan mengubah persepsi Anda tentang terbang di pagi hari?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

Ozaki stumbles to 1-over 72

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KAWANISHI, HYOGO PREF. – A day after setting the Tsuruya Open on its ear with an opening round of 9-under-par 62, 66-year-old Jumbo Ozaki came back to earth on Friday with a 1-over-par 72.The second day’s play at the Yamanohara Golf Club’s Yamanohara course in was suspended due to lightning for nearly three hours, leaving 55 golfers unable to complete their second rounds. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img “I was thinking too much about how things might go today,” said Ozaki, winner of a record 94 titles on the Japan tour.He carded a four-birdie, five-bogey round that had him in the clubhouse at 8-under-par 134 and a one-stroke provisional lead. He has not made the cut at a tour event since October 2011.“I am capable of that (making the cut) if I just come out and play a decent game,” he said. “But I end up doing something and put the brakes on that. Now it seems like the norm for me. If only I could get used to this current way…”Even though he teed off before 8 a.m., he was followed by a large gallery of fans.“As you change from one day to the next, your golf game changes as well,” he said. “It would be outstanding to just keep playing the same, but it doesn’t work like that.”At his second post-round press conference of the tournament, Ozaki was asked how it felt to be back in the limelight.“I didn’t want to come,” he joked after his sharp putting from the day before was nowhere to be seen on his final two holes. last_img read more

Spice Girls announce 2019 stadium tour

first_imgThe era defining, history making, best-selling female group of all time are bringing girl power back in full force as they reunite on stage for the first time since the London 2012 Olympics, hitting stadiums across the UK and proving you never give up on the good times.Head over to to watch today’s news announcement from the girls.HERE’S THE STORY FROM A-Z…After their iconic 1996 debut single ‘Wannabe’ topped the charts in 37 countries, Spice Girls’ debut album ’Spice’ went on to sell more than 31 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album of all time by a female group. The girls have gone on to sell more than 85 million records, releasing three studio albums and 13 singles and winning a host of awards including a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.SPICE GIRLS HOSPITALITY Because of her business commitments Victoria won’t be joining the girls on tour, but will always be one of the Spice Girls and remains aligned with Emma, Mel B, Melanie C and Geri in preserving their unique legacy.“It’s time to spice things up all over again!!!!! I can’t wait to perform to our forever supporting fans and a whole new spice generation! Love you all!”- Emma“I’ve said it sooo many times I’m beside myself it’s actually happening yipppeeee. I’m now properly screaming it from every rooftop – me and my girls will see you all on stage!!” – Mel B”Reminiscing with the girls about how much fun we had, made me feel like it was the right time to do it all over again!”- Melanie C”I am so excited, together we celebrate girl power with our fans and the next generation and everyone is welcome! Hold tight it’s gonna be fun xx”- Geri“Being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish my girls so much love and fun as they go back on tour, I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time!” – VictoriaThe management of the Spice Girls is an alliance between Modest! Management and XIX Entertainment.The much anticipated tour will see Spice Girls, plus very special guest Jess Glynne, head to:Saturday 1st JuneManchester –  Etihad Stadium Monday 3rd JuneCoventry – Ricoh Stadium Saturday 15th JuneLondon – Wembley Stadium Thursday 6th JuneSunderland – Stadium Of Lightcenter_img Monday 10th JuneBristol – Ashton Gate Stadium Saturday 8th JuneEdinburgh – BT Murrayfield Stadium Tickets on sale Saturday 10th November at 10.30am – no| www.gigsandtours.comPlease only buy from official advertised agents. Twickets is the official ticket resale partner.Say you’ll be there? the button below to find out more information about our hospitality offerings.HOSPITALITYlast_img read more