Plane crash reported at Stuart Air Show

first_imgThe plane was said to have been a part of the show, however, it is unclear what led to the crash.It is also unclear if anyone was injured during the crash.Organizers of the event have released a statement saying local and federal agencies are investigating the incident and working to determine whether it is safe to continue with the airshow.The show was scheduled to open  at 5:00 pm Friday and run through the weekend. The Martin County Sheriff’s department is reporting that a small plane has crashed at the Stuart Air Show.Not much is known about the incident at this time, however, the sheriffs department did share a photo of the incident on their Twitter account.The image shows a small aircraft shattered to pieces on the Whitham Field with several rescue workers surrounding it.last_img read more

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Florida woman charged with murder after suffocating baby with pillow

first_imgA 24-year-old mother has been charged with murder after authorities say she confessed to suffocating her 10-month-old son with a pillow while he laid in his crib.Victoria Jackson of Clearwater, Florida was arrested Friday after a person she confided in came forward to report that Jackson admitted to killing her son and to lying to medical staff and police about the incident.According to the report, Jackson called authorities on May 24th to report that she found her son, Malachi Jackson, unresponsive in his crib. Malachi  was rushed to Morton Plant Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.While the details of Jackson’s story were not available in the report, authorities say they were in the process of investigating Jackson’s story when they were contacted by the 3rd party.Investigators then brought Jackson in for an additional interview where she confessed to killing her son.Jackson has since been booked into the Pinellas County jail and is now facing a first-degree murder charge.last_img read more

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Neymar deal ‘beyond rationality’, says Wenger

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Neymar’s imminent transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain shows fees in the game are now out of control © AFP/File / Jewel SAMADLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 3 – Neymar’s imminent mega-transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain is “beyond calculation and rationality”, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday.In a reference to PSG’s super-rich Qatari backers, Wenger said the 222 million euros ($260 million) deal was a consequence of what happens when “a country owns a club”. “For me, it is the consequence of the ownerships and that has completely changed the whole landscape of football in the last 15 years,” he told a press conference at the Emirates Stadium.“Once a country owns a club, everything is possible.“It becomes very difficult to respect the financial fair play because you can have different ways or different interests for a country to have such a big player to represent a country.“It can’t justify the investments and looks unusual for the game.”Wenger said Qatar’s use of football as a vessel for soft diplomacy meant PSG’s owners did not need to worry about whether the transfer represents value for money.“We are not in a period anymore where you think, in some places: ‘If I invest that, I will get that back.’ We are beyond that,” said the Frenchman.“The number today involves a lot of passion, pride, public interest and you cannot rationalise that anymore.”Citing the 1979 transfer from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest of Trevor Francis, who became Britain’s first £1 million ($1.3 million, 1.1 million euros) player, Wenger said fees were now out of control.“It also looks like the inflation is accelerating,” he said.“We crossed the 100 million (euros) line last year (when Paul Pogba joined Manchester United from Juventus) and, only one year later, we’re crossing the 200 million line.“When you think that Trevor Francis was the first £1 million player and that looked unreasonable, it shows you how much distance and how far we have come, how big football has become.“It’s beyond calculation and beyond rationality.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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talkSPORT told: ‘Rooney has so much to offer, but he needs to change his game’

first_imgWayne Rooney should not leave for China as he still has ‘so much to offer’, according to former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins.Many have suggested Rooney’s cameo in Wednesday’s Europa League final may have been his last ever appearance for the Red Devils, after a glorious 13 year career during which time he won every available club honour and became United’s all-time record goalscorer.Despite his successes at Old Trafford, the 31-year-old’s star has been waning in recent months, and this season has been a tough one for the England captain.He started only 15 Premier League games under Jose Mourinho, and his lack of game time at club level has seen him dropped from Gareth Southgate’s most recent England squad for the matches against Scotland and France.Rooney admitted he has received offers to leave Manchester this summer, from both England and abroad, and many believe he could make a move to the lucrative Chinese Super League to see out the final years of his career.However, Wilkins does NOT feel he should depart these shores as Rooney is still good enough to perform at the highest level.There is a caveat to Wilkins’ statement, though; if Rooney is to remain at his best, he must stick to being a striker – rather than running around the pitch like a madman as has so often been the case for the former Everton youngster.Speaking as co-hose of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Wilkins said: “I wouldn’t like to see him go to China. I still think he’s got so much to offer… I really do.“I just wish that when Wayne is picked as a forward player he just stays up the pitch and doesn’t work his socks off to come back and help people.“[Zlatan] Ibrahimovic this year had got 28 goals for Manchester United before his unfortunate injury. But what does he do? He plays in his area. When the ball’s in his area, Ibrahimovic comes alive.“I’d love to see him [Rooney] just play upfront – when the ball’s in his area, just play.“I still think he’s got so much to offer.”last_img read more

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Further public consultation on potential link road at Ballybofey for Ten-T Project

first_imgA further public consultation event will be held next week to consider potential link route corridors to connect Ballybofey to the proposed Donegal TEN-T Road Project.This event will be held on Thursday 14 March in Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey from 2pm to 8pm and will focus specifically on potential route corridors identified in relation to the Link Road to Ballybofey, that will provide the connection between the proposed scheme and the existing road network.This is part of the Donegal TEN-T Priority Route Improvement Project which involves the improvement of three sections of the National Road or TEN-T Network including Section 1 – N15/N13 Ballybofey/Stranorlar Urban Region; Section 2 – N56/N13 Letterkenny to Manorcunningham and Section 3 – N14 Manorcunningham to Lifford / Strabane / A5 Link. Public consultation events on the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor for the entire project were held in recent weeks and next week’s event will focus on the potential route corridors identified in relation to the Link Road to Ballybofey.Work on finalising the final Preferred Route Corridors is continuing and the TEN-T Project Liaison Team in Donegal County Councils National Roads Office will continue to contact and meet affected property owners within these Route Corridors.It is expected that the final Preferred Route Corridors for each Section of the Project will be presented to the public at further events in the coming months.For more information visit www.donegal-ten-t.ie. Further public consultation on potential link road at Ballybofey for Ten-T Project was last modified: March 7th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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More Reasons to Doubt Scientific Pronouncements

first_imgIt’s unsettling to hear scientists say that long-held beliefs might be wrong, but that’s the nature of science.  Scientific “findings” are tentative, not absolute.  Some see this as a strength of science, but unless actual progress is demonstrated, that strength is called into question.  Recent news casts doubt on various beliefs that had been trusted for a long time.1.  We were wrong about Neanderthal Man:  For well nigh a century or more, Neanderthals were thought too brutish to make art.  Not any more.  Cave paintings alleged to have been created by Neanderthals have been discovered in Spain, New Scientist reported.  Dating tests are still being done on the figures, which appear to be representations of seals.  The correctives are more serious, though.  The article also pointed out that dating of other cave art is uncertain.  Paul Pettitt from the University of Sheffield let that cat out of the bag: “Even some sites we think we understand very well such as the Grotte Chauvet in France are very problematic in terms of how old they are.”2.  Rings around the tree dates:  What could be more reliable than tree ring dating?  Trees make annual rings; count them and you’ve got an absolute date.  Why, then, did PhysOrg report, “Tree rings may underestimate climate response to volcanic eruptions”?  A study re-evaluated some estimates, and found them overall quite good, with one “glaring error” – trees might not produce rings after a volcanic eruption strong enough to affect climate.  But if dates could be underestimated by factors not previously considered, could they be overestimated by other unknowns?  The article exposed some of the assumptions that go into the dating method:The potential absence of rings in the first one to three years following eruption further degrades the temperature reconstruction. Because tree-ring information is averaged across many locations to obtain a representative estimate of northern hemisphere temperature, tree-ring records with and without missing rings for a given year are merged, leading to a smearing and reduced and delayed apparent cooling.3.  Power Law, or lawless power?   One of science’s great strengths is the ability to describe nature mathematically.  But now, PhysOrg said, it’s time for a “frank discussion,”  about the use of power laws.  These are widely-used techniques to describe relationships between phenomena so as to show causation, instead of just correlation.  Causation is a vexed question in philosophy of science.  There’s nothing like a graph to give the appearance of objectivity.  Not so fast; Michael Stumpf [Imperial College London] and Mason Porter [Oxford], wrote in Science about “the inexact science of trying to apply the power law to situations in science where it’s not always easy to show a direct link between correlation and causation, a key problem they say, in much of the science that is conducted today.”  The original paper in Science began,1The ability to summarize observations using explanatory and predictive theories is the greatest strength of modern science. A theoretical framework is perceived as particularly successful if it can explain very disparate facts. The observation that some apparently complex phenomena can exhibit startling similarities to dynamics generated with simple mathematical models has led to empirical searches for fundamental laws by inspecting data for qualitative agreement with the behavior of such models. A striking feature that has attracted considerable attention is the apparent ubiquity of power-law relationships in empirical data. However, although power laws have been reported in areas ranging from finance and molecular biology to geophysics and the Internet, the data are typically insufficient and the mechanistic insights are almost always too limited for the identification of power-law behavior to be scientifically useful …. Indeed, even most statistically “successful” calculations of power laws offer little more than anecdotal value.Sure enough; Nature last month reported a rethinking about power-law extrapolation in geology.2 “Multi-scale modelling of the deformation of magnesium oxide reveals the need for a re-examination of the way in which laboratory data are used to estimate the strength of Earth’s lower mantle,” Andrew M. Walker said.  “….The results suggest that the usual power-law extrapolation is not reliable over the wide range of strain rates that must be considered, potentially changing our view of the way in which the deep mantle deforms.”  Note: “anecdotal value” is indistinguishable from “educated guesswork.”4.  Rethinking evolution:  Since the discovery of DNA’s structure and function as the carrier of genetic information in the 1950s, most evolutionary work has concerned mutations and natural selection on DNA alone.   A major new monkey wrench has come into focus in the last decade: Epigenetics – heritable information and processes that lie beyond DNA (see new book by Woodward and Gills, The Mysterious Epigenome).  One of the few papers to rewrite evolutionary history with epigenetics in mind is a paper in Current Biology,3 “Epigenetics: What News for Evolution?”   The news is that there is little news – yet.  They don’t even know the questions, let alone the answers.  The authors wrote, “Having a formal body of evolutionary theory that incorporates epigenetics, as well as developing a clearer quantification of the connection between epigenetic variation and phenotypes will allow us to more rigorously ask whether or how epigenetics plays an important role in adaptive evolution.”References:1. Stumpf and Porter, “Mathematics: Critical Truths about Power Laws.”  Science 10 February 2012: Vol. 335 no. 6069 pp. 665-666, doi:10.1126/science.1216142.2. Andrew M. Walker, “Earth Science: Limits of the power law,” Nature 481, (12 January 2012), pp. 153–154, doi:10.1038/481153a.3. Ben Hunter, Jesse D. Hollister, Kirsten Bomblies, “Epigenetic Inheritance: What News for Evolution?”  Current Biology, Volume 22, Issue 2, R54-R56, 24 January 2012, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.11.054.There is no question that scientists provide a wealth of knowledge in the form of data and observations of the natural world.  Whether they understand what they are looking at (particularly in questions of origins), and can explain it with rigor above that of anecdote, are entirely different questions.  Healthy skepticism is a virtue when approaching scientific claims – especially about non-reproducible phenomena, like origins.  Would that the skeptics, who are usually skeptical of creationism and naive about evolutionism, would develop some healthy skepticism about the nature and targets of their own skepticism.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 10

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  (1) MJ Ayaay – F, Lyceum Pirates20 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 stealsLast Week: N/AMJ Ayaay. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Topex Robinson has been stressing it all season that Lyceum is more than just a CJ Perez team.And this past week, the man the Pirates refer to as their glue guy stepped forward and came through.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Last Week: N/AJerome Garcia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College just can’t catch a break.After Hamadou Laminou tore his ACL, it was starting forward Juju Bautista who went down with a shoulder injury.Luckily for EAC, Jerome Garcia went on a blaze against Mapua, drilling six treys on his way to a career-high 27 points and help the Generals take an 85-72 victory.Odds may not be on EAC’s favor, but with players like Garcia stepping up, the Generals’ Final Four dreams remain alive.(4) Edward Dixon – F, St. Benilde Blazers21 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 stealsLast Week: N/AEdward Dixon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a way to silence St. Benilde’s doubters.After winning the first game due to technicality, the Blazers made sure there won’t be any questions asked this time, taking the convincing 83-55 rout of Perpetual. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Last Week: 6Kent Salado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano guard Kent Salado was on his way to being the biggest villain for Lyceum.Seeking to put the first dent in the Pirates’ seemingly impenetrable shield, the Chiefs banked on its speedy guard to take a 13-point lead.But the fourth quarter was an entirely different story, and though Salado still kept the fight going, it was just too much Lyceum, as Arellano’s roller coaster season continues.Salado’s herculean effort deserved another mention in this list, but his teammates need to step up with the Chiefs (4-7) are in danger of missing the Final Four after settling for a runner-up finish last season.(7) Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags23 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assistLast Week: 5Controversy surrounded Michael Calisaan this week after San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez alleged him of being a dirty player, while San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya was quick to come to his defense.What’s undeniable, though, is the forward being the catalyst for the Golden Stags this season.center_img E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Performances like these are expected from Calisaan, but just like Salado, the supporting cast must deliver, especially for San Sebastian which is just on the outside looking in at the Final Four picture with a 5-6 card. Read Next Edward Dixon was the one at the forefront of the fight, scattering 21 points and seven rebounds to shut out the Altas and sweep the season series.More importantly, it kept St. Benilde’s flickering hopes of making it to the Final Four after proving that it is capable of pulling off upsets like these.(5) Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers15 points (2/6 3PT), 3 rebounds, 3 assistsLast Week: 7Tey Teodoro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt may not be a stellar shooting night for Tey Teodoro, but he did enough for Jose Rizal University to eke out the 77-68 win over Letran.Leading the balanced attack for the Heavy Bombers, Teodoro’s decent showing did the trick as they swept their season series with the Knights, and more importantly, tighten their grip of the third place with a 7-4 card.JRU needs to claim more of these tight wins against its fellow middle-ranked teams if it wants to go smooth-sailing to the semifinals again. (6) Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs24 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Rain once again wiped away one NCAA gameday this past week, but fortunately for hoop fans, action resumed right away.And with the sun shining, all 10 teams got a piece of the action as the race to the Final Four just gets tougher and tougher.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLyceum averted disaster, San Beda and San Sebastian fought a tough battle in a potential Final Four preview, and College of St. Benilde played to its full potential and to possibly play a possible spoiler for semifinal-dreaming squads.But again, the games are won and lost by heroes and these are the best players of the past week. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MJ Ayaay came up big for Lyceum, dropping 13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help his team rally from 13 points down and preserve its immaculate 12-0 slate with a 94-92 win over Arellano.Though Ayaay’s contributions isn’t surprising, the bigger picture here is the affirmation of what makes the Pirates a deadly team: that anyone can step up at any given day.(2) Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions17 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocksLast Week: 3Javee Mocon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith San Beda engaged in a tight battle against San Sebastian, it was Javee Mocon who stabilized the fort for the Red Lions.Dropping yet another double-double performance, the hardworking forward’s efforts kept the Red Lions’ winning streak alive and extend it to 10 after pulling off a 76-65 win over the Golden Stags.Robert Bolick may be the undoubtful leader of San Beda, but it also has Mocon to rely on in endgames.(3) Jerome Garcia – F, EAC Generals27 points (6/12 3PT), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal Ex-PBA veteran Cris Bolado dies in road crash in Cambodia Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

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AC Milan out of Europe as Eintracht fans run riot at Lazio

first_imgParis, Dec 14 (AFP) Olympiakos dumped AC Milan out of the Europa League on Thursday after beating the seven-time European champions 3-1 in a pulsating clash in Greece, while Eintracht Frankfurt fans ran riot during the German side’s win at Lazio and Celtic made the knockout stages despite losing to Salzburg at Celtic Park.Captain Kostas Fortounis’ penalty nine minutes from time saw the Greeks move into second place in Group F ahead of Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan, who thought they had squeaked through when Cristian Zapata had pulled a goal back less than two minutes after putting the hosts 2-0 up with a comical own goal.Olympiakos finished level on 10 points with Milan but qualified ahead of the Italians thanks to their superior goal difference following Milan’s 3-1 win over the Greeks in October, and they end the group stage two points behind group winners Real Betis, who drew 0-0 at Dudelange.Five Eintracht Frankfurt fans had been arrested in clashes with police in Rome ahead of their dead-rubber Group H match against Lazio as nearly 9,000 Germans swamped the Stadio Olimpico.Eintracht had already comfortably taken top spot in the group thanks to winning all five of their previous games, while Lazio were also in the last 32 regardless of the result of the match, won 2-1 by the away side as they came back from a goal down thanks to second-half strikes from Mijat Gacinovic and Sebastien Haller.However, German fans charged the pitch after Joaquin Correa’s 56th-minute opener, and subsequently threw smoke bombs and flares at both Lazio fans and the police.advertisementLast year’s runners-up Marseille finished bottom of that group after losing 3-1 at home to Apollon Limassol and ending the group stage with just a single point.- Celtic get one over on Rangers -==================================Celtic looked to be following Old Firm rivals Rangers out of the competition after Steven Gerrard’s side fell 1-0 at Rapid Vienna earlier on Thursday, but Tore Reginiussen’s equaliser four minutes from time for Rosenborg at RB Leipzig allowed Brendan Rodgers’s side to qualify second from Group B, two points ahead of the Bundesliga outfit.Second-half goals from Munas Dabbur and Fredrik Gulbrandsen meant that Salzburg topped the group with a 100 percent record after a 2-1 win, while Olivier Ntcham’s stoppage-time penalty meant nothing for the result nor the final standings.Earlier Rangers, who had to win at Rapid Vienna in their final group game in order to qualify for the last 32, finished third in Group G after losing 1-0 to group winners Rapid, Dejan Ljubicic sealing the points in the 84th minute.The Austrians are through to the knockout stages, level on 10 points with group winners Villarreal.Slavia Prague ensured qualification ahead of Bordeaux by beating Group C winners Zenit St Petersburg 2-0, a result which made the French side’s 1-0 win at FC Copenhagen irrelevant.Chelsea, who had already won Group L, looked to be on their way to a perfect sixth win from six, but could only scrape a point at eliminated Vidi thanks to substitute Olivier Giroud’s late free-kick, after an Ethan Ampadu own goal and Loic Nego’s sumptuous volley had put the hosts a goal ahead.BATE Borisov qualified alongside Chelsea after winning 3-1 at rock-bottom PAOK.Alexandre Lacazette confirmed Arsenal’s dominance of Group E with the only goal of a low-key 1-0 win over bottom side Qarabag, while second-placed Sporting Lisbon cruised past Vorskla Poltava 3-0.Malmo are in the knockout stages after snatching a 1-0 win at Besiktas that saw the Swedes leapfrog their Turkish hosts in the extremely tight Group I.All four teams in the group were in contention for qualification on Thursday, but Genk managed to hold on to first place after hammering Sarpsborg 4-0.Sevilla took top spot in Group J from Krasnodar thanks to a 3-0 win, while Rennes pipped Astana to the knockout rounds with a 2-0 victory.Bayer Leverkusen ensured first place in Group A with a 5-1 hammering of Larnaca, while Zurich drew 1-1 at Ludogorets. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

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TFA Annual Report 2011/12

first_imgThe Touch Football Australia (TFA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday, 24 November 2012.TFA Director, Jim Yeo, was reappointed as a Director on the Board of Management, while Anita Hagarty was elected to the Board as a Director as well. The Board also noted and thanked the contribution of Graham Quinlivan over the last two years. Two key volunteers were also recognised for their outstanding contributions to the sport, with TFA Director of High Performance, Cathy Gray and Federation of International Touch Secretary-General, Dennis Coffey, both being named as Life Members of the organisation. Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au for the full story on TFA’s newest Board Member and Life Members. Please find attached the 2011/12 Annual Report:Annual ReportFinancial ReportRelated Links2011/12 Annual Reportlast_img read more

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Minister Reiterates Call for Idle Lands to be put into Productive Use

first_imgMinister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, is reiterating his call for Jamaicans to put idle lands into productive use.Mr. Shaw was speaking at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) Alumni Association panel discussion on the status of Jamaica’s food security, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on May 17.“We are confronted with the [fact] of having too many [parcels] of idle land all across Jamaica… whether it is owned by Government or even owned by the private sector. That is the central issue and challenge we face as a country. How can we transform our country and make part of this transformation, the productive deployment of our land,” he said.“Government has to start by setting the example. Government must start with the redeployment of sugar-company lands and its deployment of lands held by the national land agency,” the Minister added.Mr. Shaw noted that the Government is serious about charting a course to get lands into the hands of persons interested in agricultural production.The Minister said he ordered an inventory of all available government lands not in production, starting with the parishes of Clarendon and St. Catherine.“I got that report last week. In that report, it is proposed that half of it remains in sugar. Well, that is just a proposal right now, because I have to look at the viability of that proposal, even as I look at some proposals that are now on my desk for a potential revitalisation of the sugar industry,” Mr. Shaw informed.“More importantly, whether we have some limited revitalisation of the sugar industry, and I say limited because you know what is happening in the world when it comes to sugar, sugar is a declining industry globally, [and] the time has long passed for us to make firm moves into rationalisation of lands and into diversifying the production base we have in the country,” he added.In furtherance of CASE Alumni Association’s mandate for seeking to influence the Government’s policy on agriculture, the Association’s executive hosted a panel discussion to discuss issues they considered to be very critical to the improvement of the Jamaican agricultural sector.last_img read more

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