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first_imgAnnie St Luce of the Dominica Infirmary accepts seedling tray from Ryan Anselm, Technical Officer in the Division of AgricultureNine care homes across the island received care packages of a different kind this morning from the Division of Agriculture’s backyard gardening programme.The homes got seedling trays, small garden tools and large plastic barrels to use as water cisterns- all meant to help Dominicans feed themselves.The trays contain a balanced mix of short term and medium-term crops of varying nutritional values.The packages included leafy vegetables like kale and lettuce, vitamin rich plants like tomatoes and cucumbers, starchy vegetables like corn and carrots as well as protein-rich beans and peas.Agriculture Director, Ricky Brumant says most of the nine homes already have backyard gardens.“More homes have than not,” he said to media, “but the idea is to ensure than every home has.”Residents of these care homes will be able to eat what they have grown in a 4-week to 3-month time frame.Brumant explained, “Lettuce, cucumbers, string beans and bok choi can be ready by week four while tomatoes and carrots take a longer time.“That’s how we should do our backyards so that you can have different foods at different times.”Annie St Luce, Director of the Dominica Infirmary, one of the nine non-profit homes receiving nutritional support responded upon receipt of the package, “I’m very happy that we are here for this occasion. I must thank the Ministry and the extension office here in the Gardens.”St Luce shared that the Division of Agriculture and the Dominica Infirmary have a close relationship.“We’ve had our kitchen garden or about four years and we have been supplying our kitchen with herbal seasonings as well as smaller produce like carrots and cabbages. Some of our seedlings come from you, even some of our compost comes from you.”The Infirmary also receives annual Christmas care packages from the Agriculture Ministry.“We are really happy that you can partner with us in that way. Thank you and I continue to wish you well in this endeavour,” she said.This initiative is part of the ministry’s Coronavirus Food Security Programme.This initiative, guided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Wellness concentrates on food production as an apparatus to prepare, mitigate and respond to and recover from the Covid19 pandemic with special emphasis on national food security.The Government of Dominica spent EC $162,000 to procure seeds and produce seedlings and planting materials for farmers island wide.(R) Mahaut Care Home accepts seedling tray from Dr Almario Casimir, Project Coordinator in the Division of Agriculture (L) 363 Views   no discussions LifestyleLocalNews Nine Care Homes Get Backyard Farming Packages from Agriculture Division by: – May 15, 2020 Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgLTO central office issued Memorandum Circulation 2019-2167 (Rulesand Regulations on Accreditation, Supervision and Control of DrivingInstitutions, and on Standardization of Driver Education) last Dec. 5, 2019imposing the 15-hour theoretical driving course. * driver’s license and motor vehicle registration requirements andprocesses Also included in the theoretical driving course are the following: Geduspan said LTO-6 is now in the process of accrediting drivingschools for the 15-hour theoretical driving course. No student permit would be issued to an applicant who has notcompleted the course, said Geduspan. * traffic signs, signals, pavement markings, and road right of way * Republic Act (RA) 4136 (Land Transportation and Traffic Code) This new requirement aims to address concerns over the growingnumber vehicular accidents (12,000 deaths annually), according to LTO-6officer-in-charge Atty. Gaudioso Geduspan. * detailed topics / concepts for the safe operation of motorcycleand light motor vehicles * vehicle safety checks and basic trouble shooting cum practicum * fuel conservation tips and techniques * road courtesy, discipline and defensive driving practices * RA 8794 (An Act Imposing a Motor Vehicle User’s Charge on AllTypes of Motor Vehicles and for Others Purposes) In the current practice to secure a student permit, LTO simplyrequires the applicant to submit a birth certificate (true copy) and medicalcertificate. * RA 8749 (Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999)center_img “Wala gani sangexamination,” said Geduspan. The course will tackle the following traffic laws: * parking techniques such as the three-point turn, parallel,reverse, and angle parking ILOILO City – Beginning next month, applicants for “studentpermit” would be required to take a 15-hour theoretical driving course inaccredited driving schools, according to the Land Transportation Office (LTO)Region 6. * RA 10913 (Anti-Distracted Driving Act) * cockpit drill and driving maneuvers A student permit, sometimes called student license, is an official document from LTO that authorizesthe holder to drive a vehicle in the presence of someone with a professional ornon-professional driver’s license. * RA. 10586 (Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013) * functions of automotive assemblies and accessories * RA 10054 (Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009) * basic organization and functions of LTO/PN * hazard scanning and recognition, and road crash risk reduction * RA 8750 (Seatbelts Use Act of 1999)last_img read more

first_imgST. ANDREWS WEST, Ont. – For an eighth season, IMCA national champions will receive awards from Kirkey Racing Fabrication.The St. Andrews West, Ont., manu­facturer and accessories retailer again gives a 68 series full containment layback seat to the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified national champion. Product certificates good for $250 each go to 2014 national champions in the IMCA Late Model, IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact divisions. Awards will be presented during the national banquet in November. Information about seats and other Kirkey products is available at the www.kirkeyracing.com website or by calling 613 938-4885. “Getting racers in the safest and most comfortable seats is something that increases in priority each year and Kirkey continues to be a company that supports that mission,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The full containment seat is a great reward for our IMCA Modified national champion.”last_img read more

first_imgDubai: Australia’s Sam Fanning has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel and has received two demerit points, for an incident during the ICC U19 World Cup Super League quarter-final match against India as per an ICC release.The Australia batsman was found to have violated Article 2.12 of the code, which relates to “inappropriate physical contact with another player during an international match”.Fanning on the first ball of the 31st over stuck his elbow out which made contact with the bowler while running which is deemed as inappropriate contact with another player.After the match, Fanning admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC U19 World Cup match referee Graeme Labrooy as such, there was no need for a formal hearing. IANSAlso Read: Women expected to be jealous in Hollywood: Elle FanningAlso Watch: CRISIL Foundation’s Gram Shakti certification to drive financial literacy and Inclusionlast_img read more

first_img“From a sporting perspective we have stirred up the wasps nest, so of course there is a bit of buzzing,” quipped the Leipzig boss.Bayern are set to host Leipzig on December 21 in what is shaping up to be a pre-Christmas showdown.One big factor in Leipzig’s favour this season is that, having exited the German Cup in the first round, they are only involved in the Bundesliga.In contrast, Bayern are busy with the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup.Freiburg, who were promoted alongside RB Leipzig last season, are no pushovers at their Schwarzwald Stadium, winning four of their five home games this season.“Both teams run a lot and have good systems in place,” said Hasenhuettl. Freiburg were second-division champions last year ahead of us, that is why I expect a very difficult task. It won’t play a role that we go into this game as table leaders. Freiburg wouldn’t do anything different if we were second.”Leipzig will be without ex-Germany defender Marvin Compper, who has an ankle injury, with Greece’s Kyriakos Papadopoulos or wingback Stefan Ilsanker to deputise.Austria forward Marcel Sabitzer (head injury) and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita (foot problems) are also out.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Bayern host Bayer Leverkusen today at Munich’s Allianz Arena looking to bounce back from straight defeats.Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern are “hunting” Leipzig – music to the ears of RB coach Ralph Hasenhuettl.last_img read more